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Hiram William MCALLISTER, aged 45 years, 8 months, 24 days, at his home, two miles north of Elwood, of a complication of diseases. The funeral will be held at the Brown church at 2:30pm Tuesday, and will be in charge of the M.W.A. and the O.W.C.

Source: Unknown newspaper and date Posted by Lynn Barnes Rudberg, Jul 21, 2000

Mrs. Amanda E. McCANN

Succumbs At 77; Rites Saturday December 22, 1942 Mrs. Amanda E. MCCANN, 77 years old, 323 Illinois Street, died last night at her home after a lingering illness. She is survived by two sons, Lawrence and Vernon, four daughters, Mrs. Harry GARDNER of Pittsburgh, PA. Mrs. Thomas MULDOON of Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Earl PACE, of Bureau, Ill. and Mrs. Evelyn ROBERTSON, of Gary, 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren and four brothers and a sister residing in York, Pa. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the English Lutheran Church, the Rev. William BOLDT officiating, and burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.

Source: unknown newspaper and date; Date of Death: Dec 22, 1942 Posted by Deborah Hudolin, Aug 1, 1998

Jennie (Jean) McCANN (nee FULTON)

Age 88. March 20. 1991 at her residence. Survived by two daughters, Marilyn (John) BOURG of Manhattan and Nancy (Walter) KRACHMAL of Cresthill, one son, Robert (June) MCCANN of Bloomington, IN, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one sister, Carletta DAVIS of Tucson, AZ. Numerous nieces and nephews. Proceded in death by her husband, Lawrence J. MCCANN, parents, Samuel and Nannie (HATCH) FULTON, two sisters, Gladys PFAFF and Lois NELSON. Born in Joliet, was a lifetime resident. Was formerly employed at Saint Joseph Hospital. Member of the Faith Bible Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Funeral services Saturday, March 23, 1991, 10:30 a.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Rd. Rev. Paul BARNES officiating. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorials to Faith Bible Church appreciated.

Source: unknown newspaper and date Posted by Deborah Hudolin, Aug 1, 1998

Lawrence J. McCANN

L.J. MCCANN Dies; Veteran Rail Clerk Lawrence J. MCCANN, 512 Henderson St. died in Silver Cross Hospital Tuesday at the age of 59, after a lingering illness. He had been employed as a rate clerk by the Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railway Co. for the past 44 years. Born in Baltimore, he came to Joliet 46 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; two daughters, Mrs. John (Marilyn) BOURG and Mrs. Robert L. (Nancy) GARDNER; one son, Robert F. MCCANN; one brother, Vernon, all of Joliet; six stepchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Florence MULDOON, Orlando Fla. Mrs. Earl (Iva) PACE, Bureau, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) ROBERTSON, Valparaiso, Ind, and Mrs. Mamie BAXTER, Pittsburgh, PA. and 14 granchildren. Mr. MCCANN was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. Funeral services will be conducted at the Papesh Funeral Home, 500 N. Chicago St. at 10:00 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Donald L. KREUGER officiating. Interment will be in Elmhurst Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 o’clock this evening and from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Source: unknown newspaper and date Posted by Deborah Hudolin, Aug 1, 1998


McCarley – At his home, 306 State street, after a long and painful sickness, Mathew McCarley aged 24 years. He leaves a wife and two children. The funeral at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, from his late residence. Interment at Barnet’s grave yard

Source: Daily News, Oct 26, 1887; Date of Death: Oct 1887 Posted by Kelly Mccarley, Feb 5, 2004


John MCCONOCHIE, July 15, 1896, aged 56, born Credtown, Scotland, member Thomas J. Turner Lodge No. 409, A. F. & A. M., Clan Campbell No. 28, O. S. C., Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen No. 237, Central Park Lodge. Funeral from late residence, 26 Willis-ct., Saturday, July 18, 1896, at 12:30 p. m., to Union Depot, thence to Joliet, Ill. Record Number: 18960718dn006

Source: Chicago Tribune, 18 Jul 1896 Posted by Bonnie D Bouchard, Mar 29, 2006


Death of the Oldest Man in Will County. — Mr. John McCOWLIFF, Sr., aged 101 years, died at his residence in this city on last Thursday morning, after a brief ness. Mr. McCowliff was a native of Ireland, and for over twenty years a resident of Joliet. Up to his 97th year he enjoyed remarkable good health, with all his faculties unimpared. During the last four years his eyesight failed him, yet he was happy and contented under his affliction.

Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 21, No. 23, Page 2, Nov 17, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 13, 2000


McCULLOCH-John McCULLOCH died 11:30 a.m., Nov. 15, 1920, at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Floyd PEELER, 712 S. Ottowa St. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary QUINLAN of Peoria, Mrs. Robt. FISHER, Sheboygan, Wis.; also three stepchildren, Mrs. J. HARDEN, Mrs. Sarah BYRD, Martin HENDERSON, all of Joliet, besides several grandchildren. Funeral notice later.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald-news, 15 Nov 1920 Posted by John Fisher, Mar 13, 2004


Services were held Monday morning for Jean (Mud) Mudro McCullough, 53 of Peotone, who died Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at her home. She was born June 25, 1952 in Hammond, Indiana and was a former pari-mutual clerk at Balmoral Park in Crete and was a retired tax consultant. She was a graduate of University of Illinois with an Mba in finance and was a coach for Peotone Little League baseball. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Peotone and the Park Forest Aqua Club. Mrs. McCullough is survived by her husband, Steven (Flint) McCullough; 2 sons, Joe McCullough and Pfc Steve Mccullough, both of Peotone; 1 sister, Lee Mudro and 4 brothers, P.J. (Pat) Mudro of Peotone, her twin William (Pam) Mudro of Lansing; Tom Mudro of Beecher and John (Andrea) Mudro of Munster, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Patricia Burns Mudro and a brother Scott Mudro. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated August 22 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Father Michael Ginter officated. Burial was in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe and Steve Mccullough, P.J. Mudro, William Mudro, Tom Mudro, and John Mudro. Arrangements were under the direction of Fedde-Helfrich Chapel in Peotone.

Source: Peotone, 8/25/05 Posted by Margaret Jennings, Sep 2, 2005


Chicago, Jan 9, 1895: Long Lived Family The funeral of Mrs. Rose MCDONALD who died at Lockport, near here, aged 102 years, will be held Wednesday. Her father, who brought her family to Lockport in 1848, lived to be 102, and his wife was over 90 when she died. They were in the service of Lord Dunne, an Irish aristocrat who squandered his estate and was found dead near Lockport many years ago.

Source: Harrodsburg Sayings, Harrodsburg, Ky, Jan 10, 1895; Date of Death: Jan 9, 1895 Posted by Yvonne Lay Logue, Jan 2, 2007

Catherine Smith McGEE

Mrs. Wm. McGEE Passes away at Claire City 27TH News of the death of Mrs. Wm. McGee, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Price at Claire City, Oct. 27, 1921, was received here Thursday evening. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Catherine Smith was born April 12, 1848 at Joliet, Illinois and at the time of her death was 73 years, 6 months and 15 days. On Sept. 18, 1863, she was united in marriage to Wm. McGee, of Pontiac, Illinois, who died Sept. 9, 1917, and to this union ten children were born all of whom are still living except Irene, who died in infancy in 1873. Mr. and Mrs. McGee, with four small children, moved to Rock county, near Luverne, Minn., where they met with all the hardships of early pioneer life, but with their unfailing courage and cheerfulness they endured them all. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and died with the same faith in which she had lived. The deceased leaves to mourn her death nine children, twenty-four grandchildren and two great grand children. The children are James, of Sisseton, S.D.; Mrs. E. W. Adams, of Casper, Wyo.; John, of Beaver Creek Minn.; Tom and William of Carpenter, Wyo; Mrs. J. R. Price, of Claire City, S. D.; Mrs. M. Ellsworth, of Magnolia, Minn.; Charles, of Milbank, S. D.; and Frank, of Beaver Creek, Minn., all of whom, except William, were at her bedside as she breathed her last. The funeral took place from the home of Mrs. Price and after services in the Catholic Church at Sisseton, conducted by Rev. Fr. Cunniff, the remains were interred in the Sisseton Catholic cemetery.

Source: Sisseton Weekly Standard, Nov 4, 1921 Posted by Donna Price, Feb 18, 2005

William McGEE

Death of William McGee Sisseton is called to mourn the death of one of her most aged citizens, Mr. William MCGEE, whose death occurred at his home in this city on the night of Sunday, Sept. 9, after several weeks of illness, during which his life, spent with over ninety years of journey, gradually drew to a peaceful close. His faithful companion of over half a century, whose maiden name was Miss Catherine SMITH of Pontiac, Ill., to whom he was married Sept. 13, 1863, is left to mourn her devoted husband. Deceased was born in Donegal, Ir., June 25, 1827, came to this country when twenty-five years of age, living in New York City for a time, removing to Bloomington, Ill. and later to South Dakota. Their nine living children, James of Sisseton, Mrs. E. W. ADAMS, of Casper, Wyo., John of Beaver Creek, Minn., Mrs. M. J. ELLSWORTH of Adrian, Minn., Will of Carpenter, Wyo., Thos. of Effington, Mrs. Jay PRICE of Claire City, Charles of Sisseton and Frank of Granite Falls, Minn., were at his bedside when he died. One daughter, Irene, died in infancy. He was a kind, genial gentleman, a good citizen and always led an exemplary, Christian life. The funeral was held Tuesday, Rev. Fr. O’HARRA officiating.

Source: Sisseton Weekly Standard, Sep 14, 1917 Posted by Donna Price, Feb 18, 2005


Miss Mary MCMAHON, age 78 years, for many years a resident of Chicago and of Joliet for the past year, died yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Julia MAHONEY, 1013 Cass Street. Surviving besides Mrs. MAHONEY are the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Charles COONEY, Mrs. Charles WALLACE, John MAHONEY and Margaret MAHONEY, all of Joliet, and Joseph of Pueblo. Also several other nieces and nephews, children of Lawrence MCMAHON of Champaign, Illinois, and Patrick MCMAHON of Iowa. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from the MAHONEY home to St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in Mt. Oliver Cemetery. Friends are asked to please omit flowers.

Source: Joliet Evening Herald, Feb 3, 1915; Date of Death: Feb 2, 1915 Posted by Beth Mcmahon, Jan 5, 2003

Mildred McMILLAN

Mildred C. McMILLAN nee CAPPELAge 94 life long resident of Mokena, IL. Beloved wife of the late David. Loving aunt of Dolores (Willard) BARENZ, Marilyn (Wesley) SIEVERT and Donald (Frances) CAPPEL. Caring cousin of Marvin CAPPEL and several others. Dear great aunt of several great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Emma CAPPEL; a brother, Elmer (late Irma) CAPPEL; and a sister, Myrtle (late Harold) COOPER. Visitation Thursday, November 4, 2004, 2 :00 PM-8:00PM at the Vandenberg Funeral Home 19604 S. Wolf Rd. Mokena, IL. Lying in state Friday 9:30 AM until time of service 10:00AM at St. John’s United Church of Christ 11100 Second Street Mokena IL 60448. Interment in St. John Cemetery. Mildred was a life long member of St. John’s U.C.C., the Women’s Fellowship, the Mokena and Franfort Senior Citizens, the Silver Leaf Club of Hanover Insurance Co., Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 725 and Past President of the the Royal Neighbors. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ or to the Joliet Area Hospice.

Source: Joliet Herald News, 3 Nov 2004 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Nov 3, 2004

Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara Dies Following Long Illness: Mrs Mary McNamara, 808 Wilcox street, died yesterday at St Joseph’s hospital following an illness of 15 months’ duration. The widow of the late James McNamara who preceded her in death 16 years ago and was a brakeman for the EJ&E railroad. Mrs McNamara was also preceded in death by a son, Laurence J McNamara who died two years ago. A native of Braidwood, she lived in Joliet the last 38 years. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, Guardian Angel Sewing Guild, LCBA and Lady Trainmen. Surviving are a son, James E McNamara; three daughters, Mrs Joseph C Miller of Joliet, Mrs Joseph R Richardson of Lockport, Mrs John T Kwasegroch of Blue Island, Ill; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. TJ O’Connor of Wellington Kan, Mrs AW Hall, Mrs William Maffett of Racine, Wis; and a brother Laurence Barrett of Waukegan Ill. The funeral will be Wednesday at 9am from the Fred C Dames Funeral home. St Raymond’s church for services at 9:30am. Burial (will) be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Source: The Herald News, 10 March 1947 Posted by Bonnie Clark, April 5, 2010

Billy Wayne McPHERSON

Billy Wayne McPherson survived by his wife,Sylvia(nee Turnquist), and four children, Wayne,Tricia,Steven,and Phillip. Billy also survived by five grandsons,and one grandaughter. Billy was a bricklayer for 45 years. Gone……..but never forgotten.

Source: Joliet Herald News, 4-11-2006; Date of Death: 4-9-2006 Posted by Tricia Baker, Jul 12, 2006

Florence C. McSHANE

McSHANE, Florence C. Nee MARTIN, age 95 of Lemont, IL. passed away on September 23, 1993. Beloved wife of the late Bernard J. McSHANE. Dearest mother of Kennth G. (Dorothy) BOE of Lemont, Il. Dear grandmother of Gerald (Susan) BOE of Glendale Heights, Il and Dale BOE of Darien, Il. Great grandmother of Jennifer and Jason BOE. Preceded in death by four sisters. Retired employee of Illinois Bell Telephone after 30 years service. Member of the Telephone Pioneers Organization. Visitation Gerharz Funeral Home, 501 State St., Lemont, IL., Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Monday 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Brooks Cemetery, Homer Township, Lockport, Il

Source: Joliet Herald News, 25 Sep 1993 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Jun 28, 2004

Donald McVICAR

Braidwood, Sept 9 — Special to the Republican. Donald McVicar died at his home on East Main Street yesterday afternoon, about 3:30 after a short illness, from neuralgia of the stomach. He leaves a widow and family to mourn his loss, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement. Deceased was a member of Braidwood lodge, A.F. and A. M. and Clan McKenzie, O.S.C. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Source: Daily Republican, 9/9/1903; Date of Death: 9/8/1903 Posted by Jeff McVicar, Jan 22, 2003