Isabella Newman

It grieves us to report the death of Mrs. Thomas Newman, who departed this life Friday May 14, to enter upon a brighter and happier future. Mrs. Newman was an affectionate wife, a kind mother, and a good neighbor. She leaves a large family and numerous friends to mourn her departure.

--Paxton Record.  20 May 1880.

Sigmund Funk

 
 --The Pantagraph.  8 April 1909. Page 4.

John McDonald Jr.

Died, at his residence, three miles north of Roberts, Sunday evening, Jan. 2?th, John McDonald. John was a young man of about twenty seven, just entering upon life when the destroyer in the shape of diphtheria laid him low. He leaves a brother, two sisters and a circle of friends to mourn his death. So passed from our midst one who was the very embodiment of health and vigor surely, "thou hast all ?? for ??

--Paxton Record.  29 January 1880.

Harriet Hurst


About 4 o'clock on Wednesday morning, the 17th inst., after a long illness, the wife of Joseph Hurst, supervisor of Lyman Township, quietly and peacefully passed away.
Death came so stealthily upon his patient victim that the anxious family would not have known of his nearness had not the loving husband been sitting at her side with her hand in his. Just before the dark curtain was lowered forever on the scenes of her life, she opened her eyes for a last look into her husband's face and with a whispered "good bye" the spirit was gone. Thus has a patient, trusting wife and mother gone, leaving behind a family to mourn.
Her age was 44 years and nearly 5 months. For 23 years and 1 day she has been the faithful wife of Joseph Hurst, and 22 years of that time they have lived in this county. On behalf of neighbors and friends, we extend to the afflicted family heartfelt sympathy in their sorrow.

--Paxton Record.  25 September 1879.

Lucetta Lyman


Died at Onarga on Friday evening last, Mrs. Lucetta Lyman, mother of Sheriff Lyman, of this city and Geo. B. Lyman of Roberts, aged 66 years and 10 months. Sheriff Lyman was in Michigan after Crosby at the time, and his mother died and was buried during his absence.

--Paxton Record.  30 September 1875.

James Huxtable

Fatal Accident
Our Roberts correspondent writes us that on Saturday last, Mr. James Huxtable, a farmer and an old resident of Lyman, who resided about four miles north west of Roberts, was instantly killed.  He and his son Samuel were out hunting ducks on what is known as the old slough in that township, and near the residence of Mr. H., in a boat, Mr. H. being seated in front of his son. While reaching for his gun and pulling it toward him by the muzzle, it was discharged, the ball passing through his body near the heart, casing instant death. This is another case of death by the careless handling of firearms. Mr. H. was a kind and obliging neighbor and a worthy citizen, and leaves a wife and six children to mourn his untimely and sudden death.

--Paxton Record.  4 May 1876.

Alexander Mosher

Alex. Mosher died at his home, northeast of Roberts, at six o'clock on the morning of the 18th of December. He had been a sufferer for years. Many times his life had been despaired of. On Friday night he was taken worse, when the physician was summoned, who found that he was seriously ill of Bright's disease. All that could be done was done to alleviate this suffering, but from the beginning it seemed probable that he would be unable to rally. The deceased was 69 years of age, having been born Oct. 8th, 1824, in Johnstown, N. Y. He was married to Elizabeth McLaughlin on the 11th of January, 1849. He is survived by his wife, two sons and five daughters who deeply mourn their loss. The funeral services at the home, Dec. 20th, were conducted by Rev. Fairley, assisted by Rev. Johnson. An impressive sermon was delivered. The text was 1st The??? 4th chapter and 11th verse. The remains were interred in the Roberts cemetery.

--Paxton Record.  28 December 1893.