Monday, April 21, 2008

Atkinson, Lydia Martha (Eagler)

Birth: 22 APR 1841, Olive,Noble,OH
Death: 27 OCT 1908, Caldwell,Noble,OH
Burial: 29 OCT 1908, Olive,Noble,OH,Olive Cemetery

BIRTH: 22 Apr 1841 near Olive, Noble Co., OH

AKA: Martha Eagler

OBITUARY: 1841 Mrs. B.F. Atkinson 1908
On a beautiful autumn day, the twenty-seventh of October [1908] at her home in Caldwell, Ohio, surrounded by her immediate family, calmly as an infant closes its eyes in slumber, thus calmly and peacefully did Lydia Martha Atkinson passed to her long sleep and her spirit returned to the God who gave it.

She was born near Olive, in Noble county, O., April 22, 1841, her parents being John and Mary (Schofield) Eagler both natives of Pennsylvania. In the early years of the last century they settled in what is now Noble county, to which union were born the following children: Elizabeth (deceased); Will and Joseph both residing in Illinois; Charles of Macksburg; Lydia Martha, the subject of this sketch; John (deceased); Nancy J. of Macksburg; and David.

She obeyed the scriptural injunction: "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth," having united [with] the Methodist Episcopal church [at] the age of sixteen.

On the third [day] of September 1865, she was united in marriage with B.F. Atkinson and [trans]ferred her membership to the [Christ]ian Church of which her hus[band] was a member, thus for nearing ... century theirs was a united .. in all things religious, as well [as] social and moral.

She was an ... ... christian, wife and mother, one whose christian character portrayed itself in all her daily walk and conversation, and her absence from her loved ones leaves aching hearts whose consolation rests in the faith that wife, mother and sister has gone to her Savior [sic] as she so earnestly prayed to do during her long sickness.

Mrs. Atkinson's sickness dates from the 25th of April last and she has been confined to her bed for the past seven weeks, during all of which time she was a most patient sufferer, never complaining and hoping for the best. When it became evident to her that her days were nearly numbered and the sands of life were nearly run, her contentment was perfect for she had long ago "set her house in order," and occupied much of her last hours in arranging for the welfare of her family.

On the 22nd day of April, 1886, the family removed from their home in Macksburg and have ever since made their home in Caldwell, a community whose loving kindness and sympathy cannot be bounded by time but reaches beyond into the sunshine of Eternity.

She leaves behind to mourn their great loss, besides brothers and sisters, a lonely husband and the following children: William S. Atkinson, Miss Mary Atkinson, Mrs. Alma Quick, Mrs. Lillie Kean, Mrs. Jessie Way of Wheeling, W.Va., Mrs. Bertha Brennan, and C.F. Atkinson of Dexter City, Ohio, one sweet little infant, Lula Jones, whom she has joined after many years of waiting, never again to part, but who watch and wait with beckoning hands until they all may be reunited in the home, "Over There."

The last sad rites will be conducted by Rev. L.W. Finley at the family residence on Main St., Thursday, at 10 a.m. after which interment will be made in the Olive cemetery.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping - furnished by Gary Chesney)

Atkinson, Isaac

Birth: 29 OCT 1819, Cameron,Monroe,OH
Death: 17 OCT 1906, Macksburg,Washington,OH
Burial: 19 OCT 1906, Macksburg,Washington,OH,Lund Cemetery

PARENTS: Isaac Atkinson was the son of Stephen Atkinson and Margaret Jones.

Census: 1850, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp., 47/47, 19 Jul 1850
  • Isaac Atkinson 30, m. Innkeeper OH
  • Hannah 1 f. OH
  • Franklin 10 m. OH
  • William 8 m. OH
  • Emiline 6 f. OH
  • Jane 4 f. OH
  • Loretta 2/12 f. OH
  • Daniel Jones 25 m. Laborer OH
  • Rebecca Atkinson 23 f. OH
There is a note: Hotel Jamestown.
[Note: Rebecca Atkinson was the adopted sister of Isaac Atkinson, according to Robert Guilinger.]
(Source: 1850 Census Index by Wilma S. Davis, p.6.)

CHILDREN: According to Robert Guilinger, Isaac Atkinson had 12 children.

EMIGRATION: Moved from Adams Twp., Monroe Co., OH around 1858 to Macksburg,
Aurelius Twp., Washington Co., OH, per a Monroe County newspaper item.
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

Census: 1860, in Washington Co., OH, Aurelius Twp.

Census: 1870, in Washington Co., OH, Muskingum Twp., 3 Aug 1870
  • Issac Atkinson, 50, farmer, OH; Hannah, 51, keeping house, OH
  • Lizzie E., 17, dau, helps mother, OH;
  • Lilly, 14, school, OH
  • Mattie, 12, school, OH; Rebecca, 9, OH
  • Lorena Driskill, 29, housekeeper, OH
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

It is known that Isaac and Hannah Atkinson lived in the small village of Macksburg, Washington Co., OH. An 1875 Atlas of Washington Co., OH shows a plat of Macksburg, OH with Isaac Atkinson's name on his house.

Census: 1880, in Washington Co., OH, Muskingum Twp., 8 Jun 1880
  • Issac Atkinson, 60, OH;
  • Hannah, 61, wife, OH
  • Mattie Morris, 22, dau, OH
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)

COMMENT: The 1882 Monroe Co., Ohio, Hardesty history article about Stephen Atkinson, father of Isaac Atkinson, reports that, Isaac and Hannah Atkinson were residing at Marietta, OH.

  • Margaret Ann, died 20 Apr 1841;
  • Lauretta, born 19 Mar 1850, died 6 Jan 1856;
  • Benjamin Franklin;
  • William Monroe;
  • Mary Emeline;
  • Amanda Jane;
  • Elizabeth Ellen;
  • Lillie;
  • Hattie;
  • Lenora;
  • Rebecca Duvall;
  • Isaac Deming.
  • (Furnished by Thomas Ollom)

RESIDENCES: Fifth and Montgomery streets, Marietta, OH

OBITUARY: Mr. Isaac Atkinson, the aged father of B.F. Atkinson, of Caldwell, [OH] died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mattie Phipps, at Macksburg, [OH], at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, October 17, 1906, from ailments incident to old age, having almost reached the eighty-seventh milestone of his age.

The deceased was born at Cameron, Ohio, in 1819 and since 1837 had been a consistent member of the Christian church and was for many years recognized as elder in the congregations at Cameron and Marietta, [OH]. He had resided at Cameron, Marietta, Newell's Run and eighteen months ago took up his residence with his daughter, Mrs. Phipps, at Macksburg.

The deceased was the father of ten children, six of whom survive, as follows: B.F., of Caldwell; Mrs. R.C. Smithson and Mrs. Mattie Phipps, of Macksburg, [OH]; Mrs. A.F. Chesney of Topeka, Kans.; Mrs. Lillian Kerr, of Parkersburg, W.Va.; Mrs. Rae Quick of Marietta.

The funeral was held at Macksburg, Friday forenoon, the services being conducted by the deceased's nephew, Elder Jesse Beard, of Marion, Ohio, after which the remains were laid to rest by the side of the deceased's compaion [sic], who had preceded him in 1882 [sic], in the Lund Cemetery.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping - furnished by Gary Chesney)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Henthorn, William Homer

Birth: 6 Jun 1868 Adams Twp.,Monroe,OH
Death: 20 Jun 1952 Cameron,Monroe,OH
Burial: 22 Jun 1952 Cameron,Monroe,OH,New Cameron Cemetery

William Homer Henthorn

William H. Henthorn (age 19) and Elizabeth Ward were married on 23 Oct 1886 in Monroe Co., OH; Sylvester Henthorn made application for license. Consent of father and guardian filed, p. 125. Book 3
(Source: Monroe County Ohio Marriage Extractions - New Martinsville, WV Library - Furnished by Estral Tennant, Ray Alfred Stewart and Betty Cronin)

Census: 1900, in Monroe Co., OH, Adams Twp., # 83, 84

  • William Henthorn, b. Jun 1863, age 36, married 11 years, b. in OH,
  • father b. in OH, mother b. in OH, farmer
  • Mary E. Henthorn, b. Mar 1865, age 35, married 11 years, mother of 4,
  • 4 living, b. in OH, father b. in OH, mother b. in OH
  • Ethel C. Henthorn, b. Mar 1887, age 13, single, b. in OH, father b. in
  • OH, mother b. in OH
  • George L. Henthorn, b. Aug 1890, age 9, single, b. in OH, father b. in
  • OH, mother b. in OH
  • Franklin S. Henthorn, b. Apr 1892, age 8, single, b. in OH, father b.
  • in OH, mother b. in OH
  • Everett W. Henthorn, b. May 1895, age 5, single, b. in OH, father b.
  • in OH, mother b. in OH
  • (Note: Census furnished by Gordon Paul. REH)

W.H. Henthorn, 40, (Widower), from Monroe Co., and Sarah E. Erlewine, (Widow), from Monroe Co., were married on 25 Dec 1909 in Monroe Co., OH; W.H. s/o Sylvester & Susanna (Morris) Henthorn; Sarah d/o Asa Truax & Susan (Bowman); p. 298.
(Source: Monroe County Ohio Marriage Extractions - New Martinsville, WV Library - Furnished by Estral Tennant and Ray Alfred Stewart)

OCCUPATION: According to Ruth Shuck, William and Ellen Henthorn operated a boarding house hotel at Cameron, Monroe Co., OH.

MARRIAGE: William Henthorn (67) (3rd marriage) and Velma V. Palmer (40) were married on 28 Jun 1937 at Monroe Co., OH. William s/o Sylvester Henthorn and Susanna Morris; Velma d/o William Palmer and Melzenia Truex (Truax)
(Furnished by Ray Alfred Stewart)

OBITUARY: William Henthorn Dies
William Henthorn, son of Sylvester and Susanna Morris Henthorn was born June 6, 1868 and departed this life on June 20, 1952 being at the time of his death 84 years and 13 days of age.

On October 23rd, 1886 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Ward and to this home four children were born: Mrs. Ethel Cox of Martins Ferry, and Everett Henthorn of Beallsville. George and Frank are deceased. His wife departed this life on February 13, 1908.

On December 22, 1909 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Ellen Erlewine who preceded him in death in January 1933. On June 28, 1937 he was married to Miss Velma Palmer and to this union one child was born, Ella, of the home.

In his early youth he became a member of the Church of Christ at Cameron and was faithful in attending church services as long as health permitted. He was baptized by Brother Arnold. He was a kind father, devoted husband and a good neighbor.

Surviving are his wife, three children; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Case of Cleveland and Mrs. Loretta Veirheller of New Comerstown and one brother, John Henthorn of Cameron.

  • Sunset and evening star,
  • And one clear call for me.
  • And may there be no moaning of the bar
  • When I put out to sea.

Funeral services were conducted by Minister J.V.A. Traylor at the Cameron Church of Christ, Sunday afternoon June 22. Burial was made in the Cameron cemetery.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping)

William Henthorn, 84, a retired Monroe county, O[hio], farmer, died at his home at Cameron, O., yesterday noon. The body is at the Bauer & Turner funeral home at Woodsfield, where brief services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. followed by additional services at the Cameron Church of Christ. Minister J.V.A. Traylor will officiate and burial will be in the Cameron cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Cox of Martins Ferry, and Miss Ella Henthorn of the home, a son Everett of Cameron, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Case of Cleveland and Mrs. Loretta Vierheller of New Comerstown, O., and a brother, John Henthorn of Cameron, O.
(Source: Wheeling Intelligence, Saturday, June 21, 1952, p. 11)

In Memoriam

In loving memory of William H. Henthorn who passed away June 20, 1952.

Peaceful be they rest, dear Father
It is sweet to breathe thy name
In life we loved you dearly
In death we do the same.

In our hearts your memory lingers
Always tender, fond and true,
There is no a day dear Father
That we do not think of you.

Rest on, dear Father, thy labor is o'er
Thy willing hands will toil no more
For God at last knew what was best
So He took you home with Him to rest.

Sadly missed by wife and daughter, Mrs. Velma Henthorn and daughter, Ella.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping)

William Homer Henthorn is buried in Row 8, Position 5 (starting from the back left corner) of the New Cameron Cemetery, near Cameron, OH. The stone reads: HENTHORN; FATHER; William H.; 1868-1952; MOTHER; ELIZABETH; 1865 - 1908
(Cemetery survey furnished by Ruth Shuck, confirmed by Nov 1994 photograph furnished by Delbert Henthorn)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hinthorne, Jane Clarabelle (Young)

Birth: 7 JUN 1905, Sorento,Bond,IL
Christening: Wood River,Madison,IL,Baptist
Death: 13 OCT 1965, Litchfield,Montgomery,IL
Burial: 15 OCT 1965, Bethalto,Madison,IL,Roselawn Memory

CHRISTENING: Jane Clarabelle Young was baptized at the Baptist Church in Wood River, Madison Co., IL.

Jane Clarabelle Young was born on June 7, 1905 in Sorento, Bond Co., IL the daughter of George Washington (Owens) Young and Angeline Davidson.

On October 14, 1922, she married Ernest V. Hinthorne in Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL. This marriage lasted 43 years. It was a marriage of great hardship, she reared her 10 children as best she could, doing her best with what she had.

All of her children received a high school education, which she insisted on, as well as choosing the right friends.

She spent the last 15 years of her life at the home she liked best, in Bunker Hill, Macoupin Co., IL.

Because of her lung condition she developed pneumonia and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL, where she died after a stay of two days, on October 13, 1965. Her home was at: 713 Warren St.; Bunker Hill, IL.

She was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens (Lot 39-B, Space 2 of the Last Supper Section) in Bethalto, Madison Co., IL, on October 15, 1965.

Pall bearers were: Charles Lowe, Roland Rhodes, Robert Kehr, Gordon Hillman, Thurman T. Corey, Jr., and Earl Thron.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fedorchak, Catherine Hester (Foreaker)

Anyone interested in the history and genealogy of Monroe county, Ohio certainly misses Mrs. Catherine Hester Fedorchak. We are indeed fortunate that she left a legacy of information that people will be using for years to come.

Her obituary follows:

Catherine Hester [Foreaker] Fedorchak, 76, of Merrillville, IN, formerly of Gary and Valparaiso, died Oct. 14, 1994.

She was a retired secretary for the United Steelworkers of America, Local 3008, and a member of S.O.A.R. She was also a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution, The Ohio Genealogical Society, and The Monroe County Chapter of The Ohio Genealogical Society. She had also been a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Gary, IN.

This fall the Monroe County Genealogical Chapter awarded Mrs. Fedorchak with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of all the work that she had done over the past several decades collecting and preserving genealogical records for southeastern Ohio. She is the first person to be honored by the Monroe County Chapter for all the genealogy research that she has done for the past four decades.

She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Fedorchak of Crown Point, IN; a son, James R. Fedorchak; a sister, Charlotte Behre of Tumwater, WA; a grandson, Douglas Fedorchak of Downers Grove, IL; an uncle, Dr. Walter C. Burkhart of Athens, GA; a sister-in-law, Barbara Fedorchak of Merrillville, IN; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Fedorchak.

Private services were held at the convenience of the family.

In recognition of her long time interest in genealogy research, the family requests that memorial contributions given in her name be sent to The Monroe County Genealogical Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, Box 641, Woodsfield, OH 43793. (Source: Monroe County Beacon, Thursday, October 27, 1994 - furnished by Leona Harrison)

Craig, Willa Mae (Henry)

Birth: 16 DEC 1909, Millburne,Uinta,WY
Death: 15 MAY 1997, Boulder,Boulder,CO
Burial: MAY 1997, Evanston,Uinta,WY,Evanston Cemetery

RELATIONSHIP-RESEARCHER: Willa M. (Henry) Craig; 2685 - 28th Street #10; Boulder, CO 80301, 86 years old, as of Dec 1995, is the wife of Elwin Craig, who was son of Clarence Henry Craig, who was brother of George Whitney Craig. Mrs. Craig was interested in the Craig, Conger, Henthorn, Buskirk and Foggin families, among others. She is mentioned in the Foggin family articles of Catherine Fedorchak.

EDUCATION: Graduated from the University of Wyoming, receiving her degree in elementary education in 1956.

OCCUPATION: Elementary school teacher in Corvallis, OR until she retired in 1975.

RESIDENCES: Moved to Boulder Co., CO in 1975.

ORGANIZATIONS: Member of the Oregon Teachers Association; Longmont Genealogical Society, Longmont, CO.

HOBBIES: China painting and genealogy

OBITUARY: Willa M. Craig
Willa M. Craig of Boulder, [CO] died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at her home. She was 87.

She married Elwin L. Craig in August 1938 in Idaho Sprints. She was graduated from the University of Wyoming, receiving her degree in Elementary education in 1956. She worked as a elementary school teacher in Corvallis, Ore., until she retired in 1975. She moved to Boulder County in 1975.

Mrs. Craig was a member of the Oregon Teachers Association and the Longmont Genealogical Society. She enjoyed china painting and genealogy.

Born Dec. 16, 1909 in Millburne, Wyo., she was the daughter of Bessie Mae Hayward and William M. Henry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwin Craig, in 1954 and one daughter, Carolanne Craig, in 1953.

Survivors include one daughter, Katherine E. Williams of Boulder; one brother, Maurice Henry of Robertson, Wyo.; four sisters, Elizabeth Martin of Evanston, Wyo., Eleanor Simms of Evanston, Wyo., Myrtle Olsson of Dallas, Ore., and Doris Brown of Portland, Ore.; and three grandchildren.

Private family graveside services will be held in Evanston, Wyo.

Contributions can be made to the Longmont Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 6081, Longmont, CO 80501 or Hospice of Boulder County, 2825 Marine St., Boulder, CO 80304.

Crist Mortuary in Boulder is in charge of arrangements.
(Source: undated newspaper clipping - furnished by her genealogy "buddy" of many years, Mary Heddles of Longmont, CO)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Peters, William Lee

RESEARCHER: William Lee Peters was interested in genealogy. He shared information about his Quinn/Lackey connection to the Henthorn family with the Henthorn / Bolerjack project.

NEVER_MARRIED: William Lee Peters never married.

PETERS William L, age 59, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on 1/6/2008 at his residence.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on 7/26/1948 to Margaret Codding Surface and Robert Peters, both of who preceded him in death.

Bill is survived by his sister Carol Pelletier, brother-in-law Ronald Pelletier and nephew Alexander Pelletier. He will also be dearly missed by his loving aunts and cousins, and special friends, including Todd Scarce and Nancy Robinson.

William received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in 1970 and a Masters degree in Asian Studies from Yale University in 1972. Following graduation Bill resided in Japan for several years where he taught English and studied the Japanese language and culture. He returned to Cincinnati and pursued a lifelong career in linguistics and international studies. Bill taught Japanese for Berlitz and was an interpreter for The Ford Motor Company. Most recently he was a professor of Japanese at the University of Cincinnati, a position he held for over ten years.

He remained healthy and active until his death, enjoying genealogy, traveling, nature hikes and visiting with friends and family.

Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home.
(Source: Furnished by Sue Geiger)


Henthorn, Roy Lee & Norma Louise (Latham)

Roy Lee Henthorn

Birth: 18 DEC 1922, Grimes,Roger Mills,OK
Death: 15 JAN 1997, Bethany,Oklahoma,OK
Burial: 18 JAN 1997, Oklahoma City,Oklahoma,OK,Resurrection Cemetery

RESIDENCES: 1959 Address: 319 S.W. 7th; Bethany, OK
RESIDENCES: 1970 Address: 6905 N.W. 32nd; Bethany, OK 73008
RESIDENCES: 1992 Address: 6905 N.W. 32nd; Bethany, OK 73008. Roy Lee Henthorn always lived at the same address. Both addresses, listed above, are for the same place. The name was changed when the city was annexed.

MILITARY: Served in the South Pacific during WWII.

OCCUPATION: Roy Lee Henthorn worked for AT&T. He retired in Oct 1987 after 30 years with the company (AT&T Tech).

Roy L. Henthorn, 74, of Bethany, OK, died Jan. 15, 1997 at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was a member of the IBEW and was employed by the AT&T for over 30 years, retiring in 1987.

Roy served his country in the South Pacific during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Louise Henthorn in Oct. of 1992 and a daughter, Barbara Jeanne Sanderson in Jan 1992.

He is survived by sons: Paul Douglas Henthorn and his wife Jeanine of Nashville, TN and James Robert Henthorn and his wife Keda [Kendra] of Oklahoma City, OK; four daughters: Janet Kathryn Brake of Bethany, OK, Lee Ann Riggs and husband Michael of Bethany, Betty Suzanne Henthorn of Bethany, Margaret Ellen Valenzuela and husband Paul of Spokane, WA; 2 sisters, Grace Church and Georgia Neal; as well as 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18th, 1 p.m., in the Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel, Bethany, [OK], 6201 NW 39th.
(Source: The Daily Oklahoman, Friday, 17 Jan 1997 - furnished by Bill Henthorn)

CEMETERY: The Resurrection Cemetery is located on Northwest Highway in Oklahoma City, OK.


Norma Louise (Latham) Henthorn

Birth: 13 MAY 1924, Kerrville,Kerr,TX
Death: 18 OCT 1992, Oklahoma City,Oklahoma,OK
Burial: 21 OCT 1992, Oklahoma City,Oklahoma,OK,Resurrection Cemetery

RESEARCHER: Over the years Norma Louise (Latham) Henthorn was one of the people most interested in gathering and sharing of information about the Henthorn family. She corresponded with people from all over the country who were doing research on this surname.

REFERENCE: Norma and her husband, Roy, wrote, "History and Descendants of Amos and Elizabeth Sharp Henthorn, 1816-1959," in 1959 while living in Bethany, OK.

REFERENCE: In 1990, Norma and Raymond M. Bell wrote, "The Henthorn Family - Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia - with notes on Cresap and Quinn

COMMENT: The two documents, cited above, served as an inspiration to Richard E. Henthorn and Mary Josephine (Henthorn) Bolerjack. The data from these two documents is included in the Henthorn/Bolerjack work.

DEATH: It was a great loss to anyone doing Henthorn genealogy when Norma Henthorn passed away on 18 Oct 1992 while undergoing tests at a hospital in Oklahoma City, OK.

OBITUARY: Norma Louise Henthorn

Norma Louise Henthorn, died Sunday, October 18, [1992] in Oklahoma City, [OK] after a brief illness. She was born May 13, 1924, in Kerrville, Texas. She made numerous friends across the country in pursuing her genealogy hobby.

She is survived by her husband, Roy L. Henthorn, of Bethany; two sons, Paul Henthorn of Nashville, TN, and Jim Henthorn of Tuttle, four daughters, Kay Brake, Bethany, Lee Ann Riggs, Bethany, Suzie Henthorn, Bethany, and Margaret Henthorn, Colorado Springs, CO; her mother, Nora Hunter Latham and her sister, Betty Rankin, both of Oklahomas City; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. October 21 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
(Source: The Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday, October 20, 1992 - furnished by Bill Henthorn)

Friday, April 4, 2008

Henthorn, Minerva Jane (Powers)

Mrs. C. H. Henthorn Succumbed Monday,

Services Wednesday

Death of well known woman follows complications after broken hip last fall.

Mrs. C. H. Henthorn, highly respected and widely known woman of the community for 51 years, passed away last Monday morning [23 Mar 1936] at 8:00 o'clock following an illness of several months duration. Mrs. Henthorn suffered a broken hip last November and complications which developed as a result of the injury were the cause of death.

Impressive services were conducted from the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 when many old friends gathered to pay their final respects to the departed.

The floral tribute was symbolic of the esteem in which Mrs. Henthorn was held.

The Reverend W. W. Whitman, pastor of the church, officiated. Music was furnished by W. H. Menzie, who sang, "Lead Kindly Light" and "The Old Rugged Cross" with Mrs. Glen Haworth at the organ.

Minerva Jane Henthorn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Powers was born at Perry, IL on 15 Oct 1862 and departed this life at Aurora on 23 Mar 1936, at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 8 days.

Mrs. Henthorn grew to womanhood in Illinois where she followed the profession of teaching until here marriage to Charles Holt Henthorn, on 10 Feb 1885.

Their wedding trip brought them to Aurora, where they have resided for more than a half century.

A little more than a year ago, Mr. and Mrs. Henthorn happily observed their golden wedding anniversary surrounded by their children and by a host of friends.

She leaves her husband, Charles Holt Henthorn, an only daughter Mrs. Lou Retta Bradbury, three sons John Wrex, Harold Roy and Edward Charles, and five grandchildren: Gerald and Beatta Bradbury, Wrex Jr. and Dorothy Henthorn and Harold Henthorn, Jr.

Pall bearers were C. H. and J. D. Henthorn, Wrex, Harold, and Edward Henthorn and Claude Bradbury.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Henthorn of Central City and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Powers of Fremont were among the out of town relatives present.
(Source: The Aurora News - Friday, 27 Mar 1936)

[Note: Grandmother of researcher, Richard Henthorn.]

Henthorn, Charles Holt

Pioneer Resident Taken by Death

Charles H. Henthorn, who would have reached his 85th birthday on February 10th, passed away last Sunday [20 Jan 1946] at the home of his son Wrex near Phillips after a 3 weeks illness.

Mr. Henthorn was for many years a prominent pioneer construction worker and carpenter, being a member of the firm of Johnson and Henthorn contractors. The late Joe Johnson was his partner. He was one of the builders of the Fidelity Building and others around the square as well as many Aurora residences.

Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the Chapman-Higby chapel with the Rev. A.J. Rich officiating. Mrs. Lawrence Tenor and Miss Barbara Hanson, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Glen Haworth, sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Rock of Ages."

Charles Holt Henthorn was born 10 Feb 1861 in Fishhook, IL. and departed this life on 20 Jan 1946.

He came to Aurora in 1884 and on 10 Feb 1885 his marriage to Miss Minerva Jane Powers, an Illinois school teacher took place. The couple immediately established their home here, where they lived together for 51 years. Her death occurred on 23 Mar 1936.

One daughter and three sons were born to this union, all of whom survive. They are Lou Retta Bradbury of San Diego, California, Wrex Henthorn and Doctor Harold Henthorn both of Aurora, and Edward Charles Henthorn of Bellevue, NE.
(Source: Aurora News Register - 25 Jan 1946, p. 1)

[Note: Grandfather of the researcher, Richard Henthorn.]

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hinthorn, Melvin E.

Melvin E Hinthorn

The funeral for Melvin E Hinthorn, 81, of Sun City AZ, and formerly of Normal [IL], Hudson, and Decatur, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at the Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington. The Rev. James Wooton officiating.

Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery, with military rites accorded by the Louis E Davis, Post 56, American Legion, of Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Sunday, at the memorial home.

Mr Hinthorn died at 3:30 pm Tueday (Nov. 23, 1999), at Boswell Memorial Hospital, Sun City AZ.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice

From the Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington Illinois, Friday November 26 1999

(Source: from the personal files of Rex King)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Hinthorn Family Obituaries

Article from Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean, IL. dated 21 Dec. 2000 retyped by Rex King

Ron A. Brewington

The funeral of Ron A. Brewington, 45, of 3035 Ann Drive, Bloomington, will be at 11 a.m. today at Evangelical Free Church, Bloomington. The Rev. Bud Craig will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the church. Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington has charge of arrangements.

He died at 5:57 p.m. Monday (Dec. 18, 2000) at his home. He had been ill.

Memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center, Normal; or the Salem's Children's Home, Flanagan.

Mr. Brewington was born March 31, 1955, at Peoria, a son of Harrel and Janette Biggers Brewington. He married Diane S. Anderson on Nov. 16, 1990, in Bloomington. She survives.

Also surviving are his parents of Pekin; three daughters, Heather Crandall, Goodlettsville, Tenn.; Sheila (Jason) Stephens and Jennifer (Gary) Hinthorn, both of Bloomington; and two brothers, Keith Brewington, Green Valley; and Dan (Marta) Brewington, St. Louis, Mo.

Other survivors include his father- and mother-in-law, Carl and Eva Anderson, Bloomington; three grandchildren, Sabrina and Constance Short, and Paige Hinthorn; and a sister-in-law, Julia B. Lindoerfer, Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Pam Faulk.

Ron was a 1973 graduate of Pekin High School where he was active in football, golf and hockey. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church, Pekin. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He was a member of the El Paso Golf Club and a former member of the Bloomington Moose Lodge. He owned and operated Twin City Handyman Service in Bloomington.

Ron was an avid golfer and enjoyed cooking. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, brother and grandfather. He especially enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. Ron was very romantic and on many occasions surprised his wife Diane with special gifts.

Note: I am not sure where Jennifer and Gary Hinthorn belong in the family!

Article from Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean, IL. dated 27 Dec.2000 retyped by Rex King

Virgal Hinthorn

Virgal L. Hinthorn, 88, of 1613 E. Olive St., Bloomington, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 26, 2000) at Martin Health Center, Bloomington.

His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Gerald T. Ward officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Mr. Hinthorn was born Oct. 25, 1912, at Hudson. He married Mary A. Niehus on July 27, 1947, at Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Ann Jirard, Redmond, Ore.; four sons, Robert (Judy) Hinthorn, Tucson, Ariz.; Darwin (Betty) Hinthorn, Normal; Richard Hinthorn, Bloomington; and Carl (Judy) Hinthorn, Towanda; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and a grandson.

Mr. Hinthorn farmed at Barnes for many years. He worked for International Harvester, El Paso, beginning in 1937. He later co-owned the International Harvester in Hudson and in 1949 he became sole owner of the implement store in El Paso. He was involved in land clearing and cutting for the Lake Bloomington project.

Article from Daily Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean, IL. dated 22 Dec. 2000 retyped by Rex King

Vernal Fannin

WAYNESVILLE -- Vernal Fannin, 92, of Waynesville died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 21, 2000) at Crestview Healthcare Center, Clinton.

His funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Long Point Cemetery, Wapella. Visitation will be one hour before the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Waynesville Christian Church.

Mr. Fannin was born July 24, 1908, at West Liberty, Ky., a son of Willie and Myrtle McGuire Fannin. He married Lois Pauline Darland on July 13, 1937, at Lovington, N.M. She survives in Decatur.

Also surviving are a daughter, Joyce E. (Steve E.) Van Vleet, Decatur; four sons, Jerry D. (Nancy K.) Fannin, LeRoy; Jim (Lynda) Fannin, Normal; Wayne (Lola) Fannin, Assumption; and Marshall (Rayona) Fannin, Atlanta; a sister, Elva Leathers, Calumet City; 19 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.

Mr. Fannin was a member of Waynesville Christian Church.

He farmed for several years in Texas and worked at Bloomington's First Baptist Church for 12 years.

He and Mrs. Fannin were honored as Waynesville's Oldest Married Couple during the town's Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2000.

Note: Nancy Fannin is the daughter of Hazel Fern Hinthorn Gaddis.

[Thanks to Rex King for typing and sharing.]