The Kentland Gazette 1886 - Obituaries
This index was transcribed by Newton County Historical Society
member Marlowe Davis. During these years, very few obituaries were
SELL, John - 2 miles north of
Kentland, Thursday evening, 16 Jan 1886. Buried at Riverside Cemetery.
Born in Adams County, PA, 15 May 1812 - 73 y. 7 mo. 29 d; first wife:
Lydia Sell, married in PA on 9 Oct 1832 in Adams County, PA; second
wife: Elizabeth Wire, 25 Aug 1848 in Starke County, Ohio. Moved to
Newton County in 1868.
DUNLAP, John - died 20 Jan 1886 in home at Julian
BAKER, Ira - died 24 Jan 1886 i home, 4 miles SW of Morocco, 76 years old, born NY state, 1810, moved to Ohio in 1819.
LITTLE, Edwin G. - died
Thursday evening 28 Jan 1886, his is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.S.
Deardurff. Cause of death listed a conjestion of the brain. Funeral was
held in Morocco on Friday - Rev. Abbott held services. He was buried
ATKINSON, Mrs. John - died in home in Jackson Township, 5 Feb 1886, buried Saturday, 6 February. Left 2 small children.
PAGE, Harvey - died 10 Feb 1886, 7 miles northeast of Goodland, buried in Joliet, Illinois 11 Feb 1886
FITZGERALD, Thomase, died 15 Feb 1886 near Raub, buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Kentland. 53 years old.
ANDERSON, Louisa Jane - died 21
Feb 1886, wife of Ward Anderson, born 3 May 1819, married 29 May 1835,
moved to Newton County (Morocco), in 1864.
BECKNER, Rev. Wilson - died at
home in Kentland at 1:15 a.m. 5 Mar 1886. Born in Carol County, married
7 Oct 1867 to Mary E. Martlett. Methodist, buried in Battleground 6 Mar
HOMER, Infant Child - died Tuesday, 9 Mar 1886, father William Homer
PATRICK, John - died 9 april
1886 at home Phillip Stucker, 2 miles west of Mt. Ayr. Bruied at
Morocco Cemetery on Friday 10 April 1886. Funeral by Rev. Abbott -
CLEVER, Mrs. Charles - died at home near Brook on Tuesday, April 20, 1886.
BURTON, Mary J. died 15 Apirl, 1886 near Lake Village wife of Henry B.; Consumption, buried at Lake Village.
HYER, Charles - died 19 April 1886, typhoid fever, 25 years old. Born Ocean Bay, NJ, home of Joseph More.
Son of S.K. VERRILL, buried 22 April 1886 at Goodland
EWAN, Levi - died 29 May 1886,
5 miles southwest of Morocco; born in Genesse County, NY, 1805, moved
to Newton County in 1869. Member of the ME Church. Married Elmira E.
King, buried in Riverside Cemetery on 16 NOV 1838. 9 children.
BENTON, Margaret M. - widow of A.C., died 8 Jun 1886 of dropsy and heart disease in Washington Township, born 5 Aug 1821.
BECKWITH, H.O. died 8 Jun 1886
at home in Morocco, 85 years old, buried Morocco Cemetery, 8 Jun 1886
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PLUMMER, William - died 3 Jul 1886, 4 miles Northeast of Morocco, 70 years old, brain congestion.
COOVERT, Elizabeth - born Madison County, VA, 1 Jan 1815, died 7 July 1886, Mt. Ayr. Married 10 Jan 1834 Preble Coutny, OH
HOWIE, Wm. R. - drowned Kanakakee River, 10 July 1886 of Thayer.
PENDERGRASS, Elizabeth - died 17 July 1886 in Brook, Resided in Washington Township.
ROOT, Emily R. died 16 July 1886 in Kentland at residence of brother George. Born 15 Sept 1815 in New Hartford, Conn.
BEST, Infant daughter - Henry Best of Kentland, died 27 Jun 1886 from drinking lye. 14 months old.
JACOBSON, Mary - died 20 July 1886, drank lye - starvation - born Newton County, 1 Jan 1864.
VARRAULT, Joseph - died 25 July 1886 accidental shooting, home in Chicago, 1/4 mile of Thayer.
BARDWELL, Daniel - died 25 July 1886 of Roselawn, buried Lake Village Cemetery.
HEILMAN, Alice Bell - died of cholera infantum 16 Aug 1886, born 31 Oct 1885.
JOHNSON, Ann - died 31 Aug 1886, Kentland
BUSH, George, son of Charlette
and Theodore Bush. Born 8 Sept 1873 in Kentland, died Kentland 12 SEPT
1886 of blood poisoning. 13 years old.
SHIPMAN, Curtis D. - son of
Lydia S. Died in home 3 miles South of Kentland. 7 NOV 1886 of typhoid
fever. Born 1 AUG 1867 in LaSalleCounty, IL.
PUTMAN, Child - died Nov 1886, scalded with hot coffee. 2 years old.
BROOKS, George (colored) - died in his residence in Goodland, 5 Dec 1886, 29 years old - typhoid fever -servant.
JESSON, James - died 17 Dec 1886, Washington Township, suicide - cut throat.
DRAGOO, A.J. - died 18 Dec 1886 at home in Julian, blood poison.
KENT, Mrs. A.J. - died 24 Dec 1886 in LaPorte. Buried at St. Joseph Cemetery, south of Kentland.
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