Home About Queries Mailing List Contact

Sangamon County Illinois Obituaries, 1921 - 1930

Contribute your ancestors obituary from newspapers for persons who resided, were born or died in Sangamon County from 1921 - 1930.

You may also submit your obituaries to Obituary Daily Times Web Page where your submitted obituary will draw national attention.


Obituary - Athens Free Press, 1 March 1929

The death of John E. Brittin occurred at his home in Springfield Monday morning, February 25, 1929 at 2 o'clock after a long illness, at the age of 72 years.

Deceased was for many years a prominent farmer of near Cantrall but, because of his failing health, he retired from farming and moved to Springfield some years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa; four daughters, Mrs. Ben Klor, Mrs. Edward Aarup, Mrs. Charles Stuart, all of Springfield, and Mrs. Nana McMurray of Daytona, Florida; two sons, C. H. Brittin of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and J. H. Brittin of Cantrall; and four brothers, Dr. A. L. Brittin of Athens, Dr. W. A. Brittin of Virden, Roy Brittin of Arkansas City, Arkansas, and Dr. C. H. Brittin of Auburn.

Funeral services were held at the West Side Christian Church in Springfield, Wednesday afternoon, February 27, at 1 o'clock. Interment was made in the Brittin Cemetery, near Cantrall.


Obituary – Athens Free Press, 9 May 1924

Funeral services were held for Jacob M. Cantrall, aged 83, who, a coroner’s jury decided, took his own life by shooting himself with a revolver, were held last Monday afternoon at Bisch’s mortuary in Springfield at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. C. R. Drussel, pastor of the Elliott Avenue Baptist Church, officiating.

Interment was made in the Brittin cemetery near Cantrall.


Obituary - Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, 23 December 1930


Rochester, Dec. 22 - Dr. J. W. Cantrall, 67, died at 10:10 o'clock this morning at his residence here. For 36 years, he was a practicing physician in Sangamon County. His health had been failing for two years and he was seriously ill for about two weeks.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the residence and at 2 o'clock at Rochester Christian church. Interment will be made in Rochester cemetery.

Dr. Cantrall, son of Charles S. and Harriet Cantrall, was born at Cantrall, Ill., where his parents were early settlers. After graduating from P. and S. College, St. Louis, he practiced in Mt. Auburn and Buffalo before coming to this city 32 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Alma; three brothers, McDonald, of Pasadena, Cal., Charles H., of Athens, and Ira, of El Centro, Cal.; two sisters, Miss Alice Cantrall and Mrs. W. J. Tackett of Taylorville; and eleven nephews and seven nieces.

Doctor Cantrall was well known in Springfield and the early years of his practice gained for him many acquaintances throughout the county. He continued in active practice until his last illness forced him to give up his work.


Obituary - Athens Free Press, 16 November 1928

Miss Jessie England passed away at her home three miles south of Cantrall, Thursday morning, November 15, at 5 o'clock at the age of 47 years, 5 months, and 17 days.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry England; six sisters, Mrs. Rena Claypool of Williamsville, Mrs. Luvena Cruthers of Springfield, Mrs. Margaret Primm of Athens, Mrs. Clara Grant of Easton, Mrs. Gladys Flagg of Sherman, and Miss Flora at home; and two brothers, William and Charles, both of Cantrall.

Funeral services will be held at the home, Friday afternoon, November 16, at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. V. Easterling officiating.

Burial will be in Brittin Cemetery.

YOUNG, Margaret Jane


Succumbs; Formerly Lived Near This City

Special to The State Journal (1929) (probably Springfield Newspaper?)

Staunton, July 2--Mrs. Margaret Jane Martin Young, 102 years, 9 months and 20 days old, died yesterday at her home on a farm located midway between Staunton and Bunker Hill. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning near Staunton with a brief service after which the remains will be taken to Loami where services will be held at 1 o’clock at the M.E. church. Interment will be made in Sulphur Springs cemetery near Loami.

Born in 1826.

Mrs. Young was born in Kentucky near Lexington, Sept. 11, 1826. When 5 years old she moved with her parents to Illinois. Seventy-five years of her life was spent near Springfield where she was married to William C. Young, July 14, 1846. Six children were born to them, all of whom survive with the exception of a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Williamson, who died in 1886. Twenty-five years ago Mr. and Mrs. Young moved to a farm west of Staunton where Mr. Young’s death occurred Oct. 19, 1906 at the age of 88 years. Nearly three years ago Mrs. Young celebrated her one hundredth anniversary with a large family reunion. Relatives came from the central part of the state. She walked among her guests, introducing her guest who had not met before and planning for their entertainment.

Mind Was Keen.

She was always friendly and in spite of her advice age her mind was very keen. She said she had had many severe illnesses in her life time, but relatives believed that the fact of her longevity was due to her placid manner of looking at life and say that she was never known to become excited or upset about trivial things of life and never worried. She is survived by two daughters and three sons: Mrs. Italia Harrison, 82, of Bardolph; Mrs. Belle Ayers, 80, Talmadge, Kan., John N. Young, 76 of near Bunker Hill, Ben F. Young, 74, with whom she resided and was cared for by a granddaughter, Miss Edith Williamson, and David R. Young, 72, Mechanicsburg. Also leaves nineteen grand- children, twenty-seven great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

Ancestor of Betty Anderson

YOUNG, Myron G.

Mr. Myrton G. Young died January 20, 1921, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pueblo, Colo.Mr. Young was born at Loami, Illinois, December 20, 1883. He was a graduate of Denver University, and had been superintendent of public schools at Florence, Colo., for several years. He was a member of the Methodist church and belonged to Gate City Lodge No. 11, A. F. & A. M. of Raton, N.M.Mr. Young was married to Miss Mary Hill of Walsenburg, Colo., at Hotchkiss, Colo., August 27, 1913, and is survived by his wife and three children, Genevieve, Catherine and Robert; by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Young of Bunker Hill, Illinois; three brothers, W. C., R. E. and R. L. Young; and two sisters, Mrs. S. M. Green and Miss Janes Young, all of Illinois.

Funeral services were held in Pueblo Thursday afternoon, the Rev. W. E. Bell of St. Paul Methodist church officiating, after which the body was taken to Denver where Masonic funeral services were conducted by one of the Denver lodges. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Dan Unfug, of the United Vories Undertaking Co., of Pueblo.

The remains were accompanied to Denver by his wife and daughter, Genevieve, by Mrs. Margaret Carson, Misses Jessie and Elizabeth Snedden, of Walsenburg, by the sister, Miss Janes Young, and two brothers, Will and Emerson Young, of Illinois. The sympathy of Walsenburg friends is extended to the bereaved relatives.

Ancestor of Betty Anderson

[ Obituaries ]