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Sangamon County Illinois Obituaries, 1941 - 1950

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Obituary - Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, 7 February 1941

Timothy Brittin Fatally Stricken

Funeral Services To Be Held Tomorrow

Williamsville, Feb. 7 - Timothy E. Brittin, 72, well known farmer and landowner of this community, died suddenly Thursday morning of a heart attack at his home three miles south of Williamsville.

Mr. Brittin had returned home from Williamsville where he had visited several business places and was sitting in his home when death occurred.

Decedent was born Oct. 13, 1868, on a farm north of Williamsville, a son of Evans and Elizabeth Brittin. For thirty-five years he resided in Springfield, coming back and forth to look after his farm interests. Eight years ago he moved back to his present home.

He was a member of Lovely Lodge, No. 203 AF&AM of Williamsville, and the Shriners of Springfield.

Surviving are his wife, Ada, and one brother, Wilbur R. Brittin, of Springfield.

The body was removed to the Mott and Sons Funeral Home at Athens and will be returned here Saturday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Williamsville Methodist Church, Rev. E. H. Duling officiating. Interment will be in Fancy Creek cemetery.

Cantrall, Mrs. Eli

Obituary - Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, 16 June 1942

Mrs. Eli Cantrall Dies At Hospital

Observed 61st Wedding Date In January

Mrs. Laura Cantrall, 79, wife of Eli Cantrall, 1108 Enos Avenue, died at 9 p.m. yesterday in St. John's Hospital of a lingering illness. She had lived in Springfield thirty-six years.

Mrs. Cantrall was born January 13, 1863 in Indiana. She was married to Mr. Cantrall in Springfield, January 27, 1881. The couple observed their sixty-first wedding anniversary this year. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian church.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, George, John, and Verney, all of Springfield; and three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Jones, Riverton, Mrs. Fred Myers, and Mrs. Charles Snape, both of Springfield. She also leaves twenty-two grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Remains were removed to Vancil Funeral Home.


Obituary – Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, 14 April 1948

Charles England, of Cantrall, Dies

Charles H. England, 61, a farmer and a lifelong resident of near Cantrall, died at 10:40 a.m. yesterday at his home, three miles south of Cantrall, on the same farm where he was born and had resided his entire lifetime.

Mr. England, a veteran of World War I, was born July 18, 1886, a son of Henry and Mary Price England. He was a member of the Cantrall Christian Church.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Rena Claypool, Williamsville; Mrs. Clara Grant, Easton; Mrs. Gladys Flagg, Sherman; and Miss Flora England, Cantrall; one brother, William, Cantrall; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Mott and Son Funeral Home, Athens. Rev. Park Netting will officiate and burial will be in Brittin Cemetery.


Obituary - Athens Free Press, 10 December 1943


Anna L. Mitts, 51, wife of Jacob E. Mitts, resident on a farm on route 5 Springfield, which is just south of Cantrall, passed away Friday afternoon at St. John's Hospital where she was a patient.

She was born in Fancy Creek township September 22, 1892 and spent her entire life there in the township. She was a daughter of the Late Thomas and Judith Lightfoot Ford.

Surviving are her husband, Jacob E.; two sons, Harold E., at home and Dean E., Camp Grant; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Quinn, Gillespie, Mrs. Lillie Ashlock and Mrs. Florence Hamrick, Springfield; and two brothers, Charles Ford, Pawnee, and Ernest Ford, Springfield.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the residence. Rev. D. J. Finley officiated and burial was made in Fancy Creek cemetery.


Obituary – Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, 23 August 1943

Illiopolis, Aug. 22 – Harry N. Warren, 68, a retired farmer of Illiopolis, died at his residence today.

He was the son of Franklin and Mary Warren and was born on June 1, 1875 at Illiopolis. In 1901 he married the former Eva Irvin. He is survived by his wife, Eva; one daughter, Mrs. Aldon Hall, Springfield; four sisters, Mrs. Walter Morthland, Mrs. Rose Stice, Mrs. Verna Mergill, all of Springfield, and Mrs. George Brooks, Monticello; and two brothers, Clarence Warren, Springfield, and Everett Warren, Buffalo.

Remains were removed to the Pritchett Funeral Home in Illiopolis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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