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News From The Schuyler Citizen – 1860

The Schuyler Citizen

Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois

Died – Mrs. Apoline Zimmerman – At the residence of her father (Levin Scott), 3 miles south west of Rushville, on the 5th inst., Mrs. Apoline Zimmerman, wife of Jacob Zimmerman, aged about 21 years.  Mrs. Zimmerman embraced religion on her sick bed and united with the M. E. Church a short time before her death, being baptized the day preceding.  She died rejoicing in the full prospect of heaven.  She leaves a husband and child.  The Schuyler Citizen, July 11, 1860.

Died – Mrs. Abbott – On the 26th of June, Mrs. Abbott, a widow lady, near Greenwell’s mill.  The Schuyler Citizen,  July 11, 1860.

Died – Coonrod – on the 27th of June, a young man, son of Jefferson Coonrod, south of Rushville.  The Schuyler Citizen, July 11, 1860.

Died – Mr. William J. Clark – at his residence 7 miles south of Rushville on Tuesday the 17th of fever, Mr. William J. Clark, in the 43rd year of age.  Mr. Clark has been a resident of this county for many years, and was known to a large number of our citizens.  He was an active, energetic, enterprising businessman, and his community suffers a serious loss in his death.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  The Schuyler Citizen, July 25, 1860.

Died – Lucinda Cord – on Friday last, 20th inst., Lucinda, wife of James Cord.  She resided in the immediate vicinity of, and died with the same disease, that took Mr. Clark.  The Schuyler Citizen, July 25, 1860.

Died – Mary M. J. Landon – in this place, on yesterday morning after a short but severe illness, Mary M. J., daughter of William and Adeline Landon, aged 2 years and 3 months.  “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”  The Schuyler Citizen, July 25, 1860.

Died – Benjamin Bacon, Esq. – at his residence in Pulaski, on Thursday the 24th inst., Benjamin Bacon, Esq., aged between sixty and seventy years.  We had the pleasure of a life long acquaintance with the deceased.  He was endowed by nature with an intellect of unusual capacity, and always wielded a commanding influence in the community where he resided.  As a member of the Methodist Church he ever occupied a prominent place, and was for some years a local preacher.  But we are incompetent to the task of doing justice to his merits, and trust some friend will furnish us with more extended notice.  The Schuyler Citizen, August 1, 1860.

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