Robert Knilands


On Saturday last a fatal accident occurred near Roberts, which bereft a large family of its means of support and threw them on the charity of a cold world.  Robert Knilands was assisting the Parker brothers, who reside on the Prince Toby farm, in the erection of a hay derrick, when a stake pulled up and the derrick in falling struck him on the head, fracturing his skull and producing almost immediate death. He leaves a widow and five children in destitute circumstances. The good people of Roberts raised $100 for their relief, and extended to them all the aid in their power. A year ago last winter Mr. K. met with an accident while crossing the I. C. railroad which resulted in a dislocated hip and shoulder for himself, and the loss of one horse and his wagon. The winter before he lost a bright and promising son, who was accidentally shot while hunting.

--Paxton Record.  24 July 1884.

John Upson Hummel

--Paxton Record.  15 September 1887.
--Paxton Record.  6 October 1887.

--Paxton Record.  13 October 1887.

Amelia Moore

Died -- Mrs. Amelia Moore, on the 18th, inst., at the residence of John Moore in Lyman township, in her sixty third year.

--Paxton Record.  29 April 1875.

From Carolyn Wilson on Find A Grave:

Armelia "Milley" Rhoades Moore
Birth:  22 Apr. 1812  Ohio
Death 19 Apr. 1875  Illinois

Plot:  Section A, Plot 166

No photo available on FAG.


Una Edith McNeil

Notice should have been made of the death of Miss Edith McNeil, which occurred Oct. 5th, after an illness of nearly eight months. She was much esteemed by all who knew her, as was testified by the large concourse who followed her remains to the grave.

--Paxton Record.  29 October 1885

Gresham Infant

The infant child of Robt. Gresham died last Saturday.

--Paxton Record.  25 June 1885.

No Photo Available.

From Carolyn Wilson at Find A Grave
Birth:  1884

Death: Jun. 21, 1885

Age at death: infant of 8 mo 27 da
Father: R. Gresham
Plot:  Section A, Plot 198

Bessie King

Died, Wednesday, June 17th, Bessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. King. Bessie was a bright and amiable child, and her death will cause a void not only in the hearts of her parents, but among her associates.  The funeral was largely attended by friends of the parents from Roberts and Melvin, and by the Sunday school children of the school of which she was a member.

--Paxton Record.  25 June 1885.

Mary McNeish

Died, Thursday, Aug. 31, Mrs. John McNeish, aged 24 years and 6 months. During the six week's illness, Mrs. McNeish suffered constant pain but bore her affliction with Christian fortitude. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. The bereaved have the sympathy of the entire community.

--Paxton Record.  7 September 1882.