Obituaries & Death Notices
THARP, Sarah Ann Whitehouse
Sarah Ann Whitehouse was born May 2nd, 1859, at Staffordshire, England. She died March 14th, 1934, at Maryhill,
The family moved from England in 1869, settling in Kewanee, Ill. Here she grew to womanhood. At the age of
twelve she joined The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She kept that faith to the end. In
1877 she was married to C.F Tharp. They moved out to the Dakotas, where they took up a homestead, living the hard
industrious life of the pioneer,. Several years later they sold the homestead and moved to Condon, Oregon, where
they farmed. Coming to Columbus, now Maryhill, in 1910, they worked for Samuel Hill on his newly acquired acres,
that now form the Hill estate.
Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Tharp. Four died in infancy. Mr. Tharp died August 24th, 1912. Since
then Mrs. Tharp has made her home with her son Thomas. Her oldest son, William Tharp died in January, 1918. She
leaves to mourn her loss a son, Thomas Tharp, Maryhill, a daughter, Mrs. William Harp, of Wishram, four
granddaughters, two great grandchildren, one brother, Alma Whitehouse, of Chicago, and a host of relatives and
Rev. W. T. Jordan conducted the funeral services at the Christian Advent church at Maryhill, and the services at
the grave in the Maryhill cemetery.
Mrs. Tharp was a kind and generous friend and neighbor. Though a great sufferer she always took a kindly
interest in every one and the affairs of the community. The beautiful flowers that covered the grave were a tribute
of love form her many friends.
"From the ranks our friends are dropping.
yet to memory they are dear,
still in spirit we behold them
And in dreams they hover near.
We shall meet them in the morning
When our work on earth is done.
At the river--blessed river,
We shall gather one by one."
from a newspaper clipping at Goldendale, WA
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
TODD, Dorothy Jane Burn
Mrs. N. Todd Dies Sunday At 89 Years
Long-Time Resident of Kewanee Summoned After 5 Weeks Illness
Mrs. Nicholas G. Todd, 89, resident of Kewanee for many years, died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning at the home in
Cambridge road after a five week's illness.
Dorothy Jane Burn was born April 6, 1849, in Morpeth, England. She was educated in England and was married there
in 1875 to Mr. Todd who died about six years ago. The Todds came to the United States fifty-seven years ago, coming
directly to Kewanee. They lived here about a year, going to Iowa where they remained a short time. The home had
since been in Kewanee.
Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Todd, two sons, George and Joseph who are dead and the surviving
children, Miss Anna Todd of Milwaukee; Mrs. George Osborn of Oswego; Mrs. R. L. Couve and Mrs. Frank Martin of
Kewanee. Surviving also are fifteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren, and a brother, Jack Burn who
lives in England. Two brothers and one sister preceded Mrs. Todd in death.
Funeral service is arranged for Tuesday afternoon and will be held at 1:30 at Erickson and McHugh funeral home.
Rev. Mr. Ludwig Emigholz, pastor of Congregational church, will be in charge. Burial will be in Pleasant View
cemetery. Calling hours for friends will be 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Source: Kewanee Star Courier, January 9, 1939
Submitted by: Tracy Johnson
TODD, Ines Mae Epperly
At the courntry home, one mile north of this city on Main Street, Mrs. Geo. Todd passed away quietly at one
o'clock yesterday after noon. The end came after an illness, which lasted since January. She had been seriously
sick for about three days during which time she had been bedfast. Dropsy was the cause of her death.
The many friends of Mrs. Todd will be shocked to learn of her passing, which is considered rather sudden.
Although she had been ill for several months, few except the immediate relatives knew of her condition. Mrs. Todd
was home-loving; and paid special attention to the interests of her home and family. Mrs. Todd was considered an
exceptionally fine neighbor, and her death will cause much sadness in the community surrounding the family
Born at Duncan, Ill.
Miss Ines Mae Epperly was born in Duncan, Mercer county, Ill., Jan. 11, 1872. She spent most of her girlhood
days at the place of her birth. Jan. 11, 1899, she was united in marriage to George Todd at Duncan. Soon after
their marriage they moved to this city and resided on Cambridge Road for about eight years.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Todd, all of whom are at home at the present time. They are: Purl Inez,
Verne K., Anna Mae and Joseph A.
Relatives to Mourn.
Beside the family, Mrs. Todd leaves to mourn her death, her father and mother at Joy, Ill., one sister, Mrs.
Myrtle Mae Jones of Wayburn, Canada, and three brothers, James Epperly, and Hiram Epperly of Kewanee, and Arthur
Epperly of Joy, Ill.
Mrs. Todd was a member of the Latter Day Saints' Chruch of this city. She accepted that creed when she joined
the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints at Duncan, Ill., June 24, 1888. She has been a member of the local
church since coming to this city.
The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning. A short service will be held at the coutry home at
10:30 o'clock for the immediate relatives only. The service at the Latter Day Saints' Church will take place at
11:00 o'clock. William Willetts will have charge. Burial will take place at Pleasant View cemetery.
Source: Kewanee Star Courier, May 6, 1912
Submitted by: Tracy Johnson
[Note: Mrs. Todd's name was Inez Mae, but she went by Mae or May. Her daughter's name "Purl" should be "Pearl,"
and sister's place of residence "Wayburn, Canada," is believed to be Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada.]
TROYER, Iona Annette Tinker
Mrs. Iona Troyer Laid to Rest in Fairview Cemetery
Funeral services for Mrs. Iona Troyer were held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the undertaking parlors of
Erickson & McHugh. The Rev. L.C. Trent, pastor of the First Baptist church was in charge, and music was by Mrs.
John Pearl. The service was well attended and there were manu nice flowers, including floral tributes from
Bearers were, J.P. Heaps, A. A. Pettitt, J.H. Bowen and Milton Lowery. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.
Ione Annette Tinker was born at Hebron, New York, October 13, 1838. Her father, Charles E. Tinker, as a Baptist
gospel minister, later moved to Annawan, Ill., where Ione was married to William Troyer, July 4 1855. To this union
were born two girls and three boys, of whom two boys survive their mother: William L. Troyer, Etiwanda, Calif., and
Albert M. Troyer, Fairhope, Alabama.
After her husband's decease in 1899 she cast her lot with her youngest son, Leroy E Troyer and followed him to
Porto (sic) Rico, then to Mexico and finally to Cailfornia, where the son was a faithful missionary of the Cross to
the Spanish-speaking people.
After the death of this son she continued to live with her daughter-in-law in Hollywood, Calif., until about
eighteen months ago she was stricken with paralysis, at the home of her son in Etiwanda, and died at 5:30 Sabbath
morning, April 23, 1922, aged 83 years, 6 months and 10 days.
She leaves two sons, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren to keep a green sweet memory of her
devoted selfsacrificing christian life.
At the age of eleven she was baptized into fellowship with the Baptist church at Oxford, Ill., where her father
was then pastor. In her later years her missoinary zeal grew intense and no sacrifice was too great if she might
thereby save a few pennies or dollars, to send away in response to the heartrending appeals of overworked
In the early days of the temperance movement she entered the ranks of the W.C.T.U. and she never appeared in
public thereafter without the white ribbon bow. Frances Willard was to her the uncrowned queen among women.
And thus passes another noble, bloodwashed soul, a veritable mother-in-Isreal. Her going was swift for the
chariot swung a little lower that Sabbath morning and she stepped on board and took a Sabbath's day journey
Source: Kewanee Daily Star-Courier, (Henry Co., Il) Mon. May 1st 1922 p.4
Contributed by Pinky Davis
TUCKER, James Eugene
Jas. E. Tucker Final Rites on Thursday
Military funeral riges for James Eugene Tucker, veteran of World War I, who died at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday in
Kewanee, will be held in Seifert and Smith funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. They will be conducted by Kewanee
Post 31, American Legion. Burial will be in South Pleasant View cemetery.
Friends will be received at the funeral home tonight.
Mr. Tucker, resident of 514 N. Lexington Ave., had been ill a year and a half, his condition becoming serious in
the past month. He was taken to the hospital Friday night.
The son of James and Martha Martin Tucker, James Eugene Tucker was born in Kewanee, May 2, 1892. He attended
Kewanee schools. He was employed for a time by Walworth Manufacturing Company prior to entering service in World
War I and returned to his work with this same company after the war. He was Inspector in the brass fitting
department up to the time he became ill. He served in the United States field artillery two and a half years,
seeing 13 months overseas service.
Mr. Tucker attended Congregational church and was a member of Kewanee Post, American Legion, which he had served
Surviving are the wife, former Iris Kewish of Kewanee, whom Mr. Tucker married here Dec. 15, 1926; two sons,
Murray and James, and one daughter, Rosemary, all at home, and mother, Mrs. Martha Tucker, who lives at her son's
home. He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Elizabeth, and by a brother, William.
Source: Kewanee Star Courier, 19 May 1945, p.7
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
TUCKER, James R.
KEWANEE -- James R. Tucker, 70, of Kewanee, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 at Kewanee Hospital.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Kewanee, the
Revs. Chris Haake and Robert Prendergast officiating. Visitation is from 6 to 8 this evening at Rux Funeral Home in
Kewanee, with a wake service at 7:45 p.m.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens, rural Kewanee, with military rites accorded by the Kewanee Veterans
Council. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital Midwest Affiliate or a charity of the donor's
He was born June 26, 1933 in Kewanee, the son of James and Iris (Kewish) Tucker. He married Donna Sherbeyn Nov.
3, 1956 in Galva.
She survives, as do three sons, James Tucker of Kewanee, Eric (Cindy) Tucker of Moline and Paul (Cheryl) Tucker
of Kewanee; three daughters, Mrs. Lee (Tere) Denzer, Mrs. Mark (Diane) Mikenas and Mrs. Courtney (RaeAnn) Marshall,
all of Kewanee; 10 grandchildren, Ashley, Caleb and Alexandra Mikenas, Sean Greene, Joshua Denzer, Jessica, Evan
and Haleigh Tucker and Ransom and Cullen Marshall; a sister, Rosemary Derick of Kewanee; and several nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Ray Couve; a brother, Murray; and a grandson,
He graduated from Kewanee High School in 1951.
He was a Korean War Navy veteran. He had worked as a driver for United Parcel Service in Galesburg for 33 years,
retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. He enjoyed spending time with family
and friends, hunting, fishing and watching the Chicago Bears.
James R. Tucker, 70, of Kewanee, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Kewanee Hospital.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Kewanee, where he was a member.
Burial is in Evergreen Memory Gardens with military rites. Visitation is 6 to 8 tonight at Rux Funeral Home,
Kewanee, with a 7:45 p.m. wake service.
Mr. Tucker was born June 26, 1933, in Kewanee, to James and Iris Tucker. He married Donna Sherbeyn Nov. 3, 1956,
He had worked as a driver for United Parcel Service, Galesburg, for 33 years, retiring in 1990.
Surviving are his wife; sons, James and Paul, both Kewanee, Eric, Moline; daughters, Tere Denzer, Diane Mikenas
and RaeAnn Marshall, all Kewanee; 10 grandchildren; sister, Rosemary Derick, Kewanee; nieces and nephews.
Source: Kewanee Star Courier
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
TUCKER, Martha Martin
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Tucker, 82, who died at 12:10p.m. Tuesday in Kewanee Public hospital, will be
held in Seifert and Smith funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Pleasant View cemetery. Friends
will be received at the funeral home tonight.
Mrs. Tucker had been ill over a year. She was taken to the hospital May 23.
The former Martha Martin, Mrs. Tucker was born in Kewanee, April 10, 1863, the daughter of William and Martha
Martin. She attended Kewanee schools. Her marriage to James Tucker, also of Kewanee, took place here about 60 years
ago. Mr. Tucker died ten years ago and since that time Mrs. Tucker has lived with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. James Tucker, 514 N. Lexington avenue. The son died May 8.
Mrs. Tucker was a charter member of the Rebekah lodge.
Surviving are six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, three brothers, John George and Tom Martin, of Lamoni,
Iowa, and a sister in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Hindmarsh, of Toulon. She was preceded in death by her husband, two
sisters, two brothers and three children, Will, James and Elizabeth.
Members of the Rebekah lodge will meet at the Seifert and Smith funeral home at 2:15 p.m. Thursday to attend in
a group the services for Mrs. Martha Tucker
Source: Kewanee Courier, date not known died 05 Jun 1945
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
TUCKER, Mercy Onions
EIGHT PERSONS CREMATED
A Sickening Tragedy
The Disaster at the County Insane Asylum.
The most horrible tragedy that ever occurred in the limits of Boone county took place Tuesday night of last week
when the county insane asylum burned down. Of the nine inmates of the place eight were burned to death, roasted
alive, meeting a fate that makes one shudder. The horrible death roll, which has been published all over the
country and created a cry of indignation wherever read is as follows:
ANDERSON, CHRISTIANA, aged 28
SNIGGS, JOHANNA, aged 55
CREGG, JOSEPH, aged 81
LESSER, THOMAS aged 45
PETERSON, CHRISTIAN, aged 87
SCOTT, SARAH aged 82
SODERBURG, ANNA, aged 38
TUCKER, Mercy, aged 48
The county insane asylum was located on the poor farm. The poor farm is on the old Fort Dodge road seven miles
directly north of Boone and a mile and a half south of Mineral Ridge. Henry Holcomb is steward of the poor farm and
had charge of the insane also. The insane asylum was a two-story frame building put up about 60 feet from the poor
house proper It was erected six or eight years ago, when Boone county took charge of its incurable insane, taking
care of them at home instead of the state institutions. This was originally done because there was not room in the
state institutions and the counties were required to take care of the harmless incurables as best they could. Of
late years, since the state facilities have been increased, the county has kept up the local asylum as a matter of
There were nine of these unfortunates in the asylum--the eight that lost their lives and one that escaped, Mrs.
Hibbart. Tuesday night, January 23, was one of the worst nights this winter. A furious storm started in the
afternoon which gained in fury all night. The thermometer went down to 30 degrees below zero before morning. The
insane asylum was heated with a furnace in the cellar which was reported out of order. Regardless of this, the nine
unfortunates who were not of sufficiently sound mind to take care of themselves were locked up in this fire trap to
perish like so many rats. Possibly the doors were not locked, but the unfortunate creatures, unable to look out for
themselves, were left alone without a person of sound mind to look after them. When the house was left we have not
learned. Evidently the old furnace was fired up so that the inmates should not freeze to death that bitter cold
night and then left to their fate.
Henry Holcomb, the steward, went to bed at his usual time and all the inmates of the poor house proper were
asleep at ten o'clock when they were awakened by Mrs. Hibbart coming into the house and telling them the madhouse
was on fire. Holcomb rushed to the burning building, which he saw was all aflame inside, and burst in the door. He
could not enter and no sound except the crackling of flames was heard. The poor unfortunates were already dead,
either suffocated before they awoke, or lacking the intelligence to make their escape.
Four of the poor creatures that were not considered perfectly safe were locked in their cells at night, and
could not have escaped if they would. The others could have gotten out if intelligent enough. What little help
there was availed nothing against the fire, and all that could be done was to prevent its spreading to the
poorhouse and other buildings of the poor farm. The tragedy was over in half an hour and the roof fell in. The
victims were seen burned beyond recognition. From the places where some of the remains were found it is inferred
that some of the unfortunates had reached the windows and tried to escape from them.
How the fire originated is not and never will be known. One of the insane women was in the habit of tearing her
clothes to shreds and stuffing them into the hot air registers. It is possible that this may have been the cause of
the fire. The grand jury visited the asylum last week and their report, published in the last issue of THE
DEMOCRAT, was far from complimentary to the institution. Before it was read by many of the readers of this paper
news of the sickening tragedy was on the streets.
A great moral responsibility attaches to some one for this crime against humanity. We will not stop to discuss
how the policy of keeping the insane at home instead of in state institutions. It is sufficient that they were kept
on the poor farm. Why were they not cared for? Who is to blame for the shocking barbarity of leaving nine
unfortunate human beings unable to take care of themselves alone in a building to perish like so many rats? To burn
up at 10 o'clock, the early part of the evening. It is highly probable that the fire had been smoldering for some
time before it burst out. A sane person might likely have smelled fire and investigated before retiring. Possibly
lives might have been lost even if proper precaution had been taken. This has occurred in other asylum fires. But
then there would have been no cause for the universal indignation that is expressed at the utter lack of care in
looking out for the unfortunates in Boone county. If economy was the reason the purpose has been accomplished--the
insane are burned up and will no longer cost the county anything. This is cheaper than hiring some one to take
charge of them but arouses a cry of indignation from every corner of the land. We wish the man or men that are
responsible for leaving these unfortunates alone with less care than is given so many cattle (for fires are
carefully kept out of the stable) could see the comments that are being made all over the country in the press. It
will not mend matters but may cause a little remorse. Locking the stable door after the horse is stolen is of
The criminal carelessness is largely chargeable upon the board of supervisors for the method of taking care of
the insane. We do not wish to single out the present board, for they probably did the same as has been done for
years, but the whole method is wrong. The management of the poor farm is peddled out to the lowest bidder, the man
that will do it the cheapest, regardless of fitness for the place. It is possible that the present steward of the
poor farm, who left nine people that the proper tribunal said were not competent to take care of themselves alone
to perish did just what his predecessors had done before him. That does not make it less reprehensible. The tragedy
is a blot on Boone county that can never be justified and must meet the condemnation of every humane man.
Source: unknown Boone Co IA newspaper
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
[Note: Mercy Onions and Nathaniel Tucker were married in Kewanee, Henry Co., on 09 Jul 1864. The couple had
removed to Boone Co IA prior to 1868. In 1880 Mercy Tucker, wife of Nathaniel Tucker, was enumerated on the census
of Washington Twp, Buchanan County Iowa, where she was an inmate at the Hospital for the Insane. It is believed she
was hospitalized originally as the result of either post-partum depression or the loss of a child. At some point
Mercy was removed to the County facility in Boone Co, where she perished in the fire.
Mr. Tucker did not remain in Boone County, as he is enumerated on the 1880 census in Kewanee, living with his
sister and brother-in-law, William and Martha Tucker Martin. His children were all farmed out to other families as
workers. Either there were no remains of Mercy Onion (pronounced O-NYE-UNS) Tucker to bury, or Nathaniel chose not
to claim them. She is listed as buried at the County Farm in Boone Co IA but there is no marker indicating
NATHANIEL TUCKER DIES WEDNESDAY
Well Known Kewanee Man Passes Away After Brief Illness
RESIDENT OF VICINITY FOR FORTY YEARS
Funeral Service Held Friday Afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at House
After an illness of but a week's duration, Nathaniel Tucker, for two score years a resident of Kewanee, died
Wednesday at 10 minutes after six o'clock, at his home on Water street. The news of Mr. Tucker's death will be
received with surprise by his many friends and acquaintences in Kewanee.
Born in England.
Mr. Tucker was born in England and when a young man he decided to come to America. Soon after landing in this
country, he came west, locating in Illinois. The greater part of his life since coming west was spent in Kewanee.
He followed his occupation, that of a coal miner and was one of the older followers of this craft in the city.
Three Children Survive.
For a number of years, he has not been engaged in active work, having retired from the more strenuous occupation
which he followed for so many years. He was employed at the mine of his nephew, Mr. Martin, for a long time. Some
years ago his wife passed away. Four children were born, three of whom survive, being as follows: James Tucker,
Miss Elizabeth Tucker and Mrs. Benj. Price, all of this city.
Mr. Tucker was not a member of any church or fraternal organization. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at
1:30 o'clock at the house, being in charge of the Rev. J.V. Whiting. Mr. Whiting was assisted at his service by
Rev. Amos Berve. The remains were laid to rest at Pleasant View cemetery.
Source: Kewanee Weekly Star Courier; Wednesday, 23 Nov 1904
Contributed by Susie Martin-Rott
[Note: This obit makes Mr. Tucker sound like a real good family man. Fact is, after placing his wife in a mental
hospital in Iowa, his young children were "farmed out" to other families to be laborers or servants. The coal mine
referred to as belonging to his nephew actually belonged to his brother in law William Martin. After Martin's
death, Nate Tucker was made administrator of his estate but with specific conditions laid out for the mine and the
finances of Mrs. Martha Tucker Martin, wife of Wm and sister of Nathaniel. While Nathaniel is buried with a huge
marker in Pleasant View, his sister Martha is buried at Old Kewanee City with NO marker. The Tucker family, by the
marriage of Nathaniel's son James to his first cousin Martha Martin (d/o Wm & Martha) took control of the
Martin family farm and mining interests.
TUCKER, William Wallace
W.W. Tucker Dies Sunday As Result Heart Attack While Driving His Auto
Henry County Superintendent of Schools Summoned At 52
W.W. Tucker, of Cambridge, 52, Henry county superintendent of schools for ten years, died suddenly Sunday
morning, en route to the Kewanee Public hospital in an ambulance following a heart attack which he suffered while
driving his automobile at Cambridge.
Mr. Tucker, superintendent of Cambridge Baptist Sunday school, had attended the school Sunday morning.
Complaining of not feeling well, he turned his duties over to Glenn Sherrard and went home. Later he started back
to the church to get Mrs. Tucker and daughter Mary. He was travelling west on Court street when about a block east
of the church he was seized with a heart attack. He lost control of the car and went up on the curbing, crashing
into car owned by Cameron White and driven by Ralph Atkinson.
TAKEN TO KEWANEE
Mr. Atkinson called Dr. Adelbert Ryan and Mr. Tucker was alive when placed in the ambulance to be taken to
Kewanee, Mrs. Tucker and daughter accompanying him. Death occurred near Kewanee city limits about 12 o'clock.
Inquiry into the death was made by Coroner J.O. Stephenson, who found death to be due to acute dilation of the
Mr. Tucker was a member of Cambridge Masonic lodge and of Masonic Consistory and had belonged to Kewanee Odd
Fellows' lodge twenty-five years, having received his twenty-five year jewel.
His educational work in Henry county covered about 30 years, 20 years as principal of Washington and McKinley
schools at Kewanee and 10 years as county superintendent. He was graduated from Kewanee high school and Northern
Illinois State Teachers college at DeKalb, took advanced work at University of Illinois, University of Chicago and
Normal School at Normal.
IN STATE WORK
As an educator, Mr. Tucker had been honored by a number of state appointments. He was formerly president of the
Blackhawk Division, Illinois Teachers' association. In 1933-34, he was president of the Illinois County
Superintendents' association. He was a member of Governor Emmerson's conference on education. He was a member of
legislative committee Illinois Teachers' association. Mr. Tucker was especially well versed on teacher legislation
and had made large contributions to that work in Illinois. At the time of his death, he was chairman of the state
spelling contest committee.
For many years, Mr. Tucker conducted the community vacation bible school in Kewanee and Cambridge.
Mr. Tucker founded the Sanford Achievment test in Henry county and also the Young Citizen's league of this
county, the latter organization devoted to rural school children.
Rural school track meets and music festivals were founded by Mr. Tucker and he had long taken an active part in
supervising the Henry County Interscholastic meets.
Officers of the Kewanee Post of American Legion stated today that Mr. Tucker was intesnely interested in the
Legion's program for boys and Americanism. He had aided them in many ways.
BORN IN KEWANEE
Born in Kewanee, July 6, 1885, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Tucker, the decedent resided in this city until he
became superintendent of Henry county schools ten years ago. The home in Kewanee for some years was 517 Williams
September 12, 1916, Mr. Tucker married Julia McDonald, who survives. he also leaves a daughter, Miss Mary
Tucker, student at Knox college, Galesburg, the mother, Mrs. James Tucker and brother James Tucker, residents of
route 1, Kewanee, as well as other relatives.
A sister, Mrs. Murray Benedict and the father, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in Kewanee First Baptist church. Dr. J.M. Jones,
pastor of the Baptist church in Cambridge, will be in charge, assisted by Rev. Mr. Wilfred Noble of Kewanee
Friends may call at the Erickson and McHugh funeral home between 7 and 9 tonight. Interment will be in South
Pleasant View cemetery.