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Sangamon County Illinois Obituaries, 1900 - 1910

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IRWIN, Benjamin F.

New York Times

Feb. 1, 1902

Springfield, ILL. Jan. 31--Benjamin F. Irwin, President of the Sangamon County Old Settlers' Association, died yesterday at his home, Pleasant Plains, aged eighty years. He was one of the first white children born in Sangamon County; was a wealthy farmer, and associated with Abraham Lincoln in his early life. He was a member of Company C, Sixty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was with Sherman in his march to the sea. He took part in the grand review at Washington at the close of the civil war. He was one of the oldest Masons int he State.

Contributed by Janet Turnbull

McMURPHY, Mrs. Nancy

McMURPHY, Mrs. Nancy Died, at 5:30 o'clock Friday morning, Jan. 31, 1908, at the family residence, 228 1/2 North 6th Street, of stomach trouble, Mrs. NANCY ANN McMURPHY, aged 81 years, 1 month and 13 days.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Mrs. McMurphy was born in this county, Dec. 18, 1826. She was married in 1845 to Stuart McMurphy at Salisbury. She came, with her husband to this city in 1862, and for the last forty-four years had resided in the house where she died. She was a member of Central Baptist church.

Decedent is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Campbell of Chicago and Mrs. Ollie Propst of this city; four sons, A.C. and G.W. McMurphy of Carbondale; W.H. McMurphy of Santa Anna, Cal., and J.H. McMurphy of this city; one brother, G.W. Miller of Chicago.

(Nancy McMurphy - Daughter of Solomon Miller and Nancy Antle Miller)

Copied from Illinois State Journal 2/1/1908 p. 6
Located on microfilm - Lincoln Library, Springfield, IL

Ancestor of Alyce Beggs

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