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Deaths From The Schuyler Citizen

Deaths From The Schuyler Citizen

Schuyler County, Illinois

Died – Mr. Reuben Cady, at the residence of his brother, Henry, near Camden, in this county, on the 5th of December last, in the 30th year of his age.  The Schuyler Citizen, January 4, 1860.

Died – William Pare – at the residence of his father, Jacob Pare, about six miles north of Rushville, on Monday the 9th inst., of inflammation of the brain, aged six years.  The Schuyler Citizen, January 11, 1860.

Died – Sarah Elizabeth Davis – at the residence of her father in this place, of ulceration of the lungs, or quick consumption, on Wednesday the 18th inst., Sarah Elizabeth, only daughter of John F. and Nancy Davis, aged 15 years, 6 months and 4 days.  Miss Davis was a young lady of unusually amiable qualities and, by her uniform kindness and geniality among her associates, had drawn around her a large circle of warm and devoted friends.  In her father’s house she was the pet and idol of each member of the family.  But all this availed nothing, “the Reaper came that way,” and her young and buoyant life was no barrier to “his sickle keen.”  She contracted a severe cold last fall, which settled on her lungs and she sank rapidly till her death.  An unusually large concourse attended her funeral.  Two of the schools of which she had been a member, adjourned for the occasion.  We deeply sympathize with the bereaved family and especially the parents, for alas!  Too well do we know the overpowering grief that weighs down the heart of a parent who has lost a beloved daughter.  The Schuyler Citizen, January 25, 1860.

Died – Silas T. Lawler – at his father’s residence, three miles south of Rushville, on Saturday 4th inst., of consumption, Silas T. Lawler, in his 27th year.  The Schuyler Citizen, February 8, 1860.

Died – Ann Stewart – Suicide – A young woman by the name of Ann Stewart committed suicide at the house of Mr. French, in this city, last Tuesday evening.  She had been employed in Brown’s hotel for some time, and had borne a good character.  On Tuesday she procured morphine, and took enough to destroy her life.  When the fact was ascertained, she was beyond the reach of remedies.  We are told that she once before, at Beardstown, attempted the same end, but was prevented.  A post mortem examination revealed the presence of morphine.  Her father lives in Berwick, Warren County.  Macomb Eagle, 11th inst.  The Schuyler Citizen, February 15, 1860.

Died – Carrie Janet Benton – on the 12th inst., Carrie Janet, infant daughter of Dr. George R. Benton.  The funeral will take place in the morning at 10 o’clock.  The Schuyler Citizen, February 15, 1860.

Died – Sophia Campbell – on the 14th last, of croup.  Sophia, daughter of Mrs. Isabella Campbell, aged three years and six months.  The Schuyler Citizen, February 22, 1860.

Died – John A. Murphy – on the 23rd of January last, of inflammation of the lungs and bowels, John A., son of Rev. David H. and Sarah A. Murphy, aged 1 year, 7 months and 7 days.  Had there been sufficient efficacy in beauty, in loveliness, in activity, in a mild and pleasant disposition, or in more than ordinary intellectual development and prospects of future attainments, to have stayed the messenger of death, little John had not died, or in the care and solicitude of his parents and friends, he would not have died.  But “Death spread his withering, wintry arms, and beauty smiled no more; Ah!  Where are now those rising charms, which pleased our eyes before?  That once loved form, now cold and dead, Each mournful thought employs; We weep our earthly comforts fled and withered all our joys.  Hope looks beyond the bounds of time, when what we now deplore, Shall rise in full immortal prime, and bloom to fade no more.”  John C. Roach, Farmington, MO, February 20, 1860.  The Schuyler Citizen, February 29, 1860.

Died – Mrs. H. M. Hindman and Mrs. Eliza Sturtevant.  Of lung fever at her residence in Beardstown, Illinois, at 10 o’clock a.m., March 5th, Mrs. H. M. Hindman, widow of John J. Hindman of Rushville, Illinois.  The funeral was to have taken place on Wednesday the 7th, but at 10 o’clock of that morning, Mrs. Ann Eliza Sturtevant, wife of G. C. Sturtevant, also of Beardstown, departed this life after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, the funeral ceremonies were therefore deferred until Thursday morning, when the two sisters-in-law, who for years had been residents of one home, were consigned together to the tomb, death not dividing them.  The Schuyler Citizen, March 15, 1860.

Died – Mary Florence Hardin – in Ripley, Brown County, Illinois, on the 7th inst., Mary Florence, youngest daughter of W. H. H. and Margaret Hardin, aged ten months and seventeen days.  The Schuyler Citizen, March 15, 1860.

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