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Note for:   Fletcher BLACKBURN,   ABT 1881 - 29 APR 1959         Index

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     History of Sangamon County, p. 1466-7: A farmer near Jacksonville, IL.

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Note for:   Rachel H. DODD,   JUN 1884 - AFT 1977         Index

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     Encyclopedia & History of Sangamon Co., Vol. 2, Pt. 2: Lived in Chicago. Obituary of Charles E. Dodd (brother), the Funderburks moved to Boston, Mass.

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Note for:   William Thompson HALL,   17 JAN 1913 - 14 MAR 1989         Index

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     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cem.

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     After his father died young, William was raised by his mother and unmarried aunts Eva and Lena Hall. He never took to farm life like his brother Robert and enlisted in the Army (serving in Cheyenne, WY) at 17, became a professional musician (bass fiddle, sousaphone, etc.) and learned to shoot pistols (and pool) quite well. After the service he played in several bands around the west and midwest. He used to say they played '4 by 4 by 4 jobs,' meaning drive 4 hours, play 4 hours and get paid $4.
He met Alice playing a 'sock hop' at the YWCA. Mr. Hall enlisted again during WWII, and was on the troop ship bound for Europe when the war ended. He then settled down in Springfield and became an Illinois state policeman in 1946 or 7 and was an award-winning marksman. At about the age of 48, he contracted gout, which became diabetes. He retired in 1970; then served almost 4 years as Springfield's Police Chief from 1971-74.
He had become involved in the tourism business since retirement and traveled the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. After divorce from Alice, he married again and continued travelling. He often wintered in Puerto Vallarta. While visiting Wyoming alone in a motor home, he had a stroke that, by his calculation, lasted 20 minutes. It is indicative of his personality that he drove home in 2 days, without medical attention. After a period of gradual decline due to diabetes and minor strokes, he died at Memorial Hospital in Spfld.

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Note for:   Elmer W. LOWRY,   11 AUG 1882 - 20 MAY 1962         Index

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     According to Elmer W. Lowry's obituary, Mr. Lowry was a farmer in Sherman, IL and member of the Williamsville Methodist Church.

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Note for:   Wallace LOWRY,   20 JAN 1894 -          Index

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     According to Elmer W. Lowry's obituary, Wallace lived in Mattoon.

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Note for:   James Matthew LOWRY,   SEP 1898 -          Index

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     According to Elmer W. Lowry's obituary, Matthew lived in Madison, WI

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Note for:   Anna L. LOWRY,   SEP 1884 - 1959         Index

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     Unmarried in 1949, according to funeral records of Lena Dell Hall, in March of that year.

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Note for:   Thomas Lewis JARRETT,   10 JUL 1872 - 1948         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cem.

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     Encyclopedia & History of Sangamon Co., Vol. 2, Pt. 2 After helping on his father's farm in his youth, Thomas L. taught public school in Coddington, near Tallula, IL and was principal of schools in Chestnut, IL. He attended Lincoln University, Northern State Normal and graduated with a law degree from the Univ. of Illinois. He located in Springfield in 1906 and ran for State's Attorney in 1908, but lost.

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Note for:   Leander JARRETT,   1877 -          Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Sulphur Springs Cem.

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     According to his mother's obituary, Lee lived in Divernon.

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Note for:   Rachel Ann VANKIRK,    -          Index

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     According to the Historical Encyclopedia of Morgan County, Illinois, 1906, came to Illinois with her family in 1865.

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Note for:   Wade M. MINNICK,    -          Index

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     Historical Encyclopedia of Morgan County, Illinois, 1906 says they lived in Chicago, IL.

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Note for:   Samuel M. WORKMAN,   17 MAR 1862 - 1949         Index

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     Place:   Campbell Cemetery

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     Lucy Dodd Miller calls him "Yeller Sam". I wonder the derivation

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Note for:   Flora WORKMAN,   20 JAN 1876 - 2 DEC 1897         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Campbell Cemetery