Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Samuel Whiteside an Old Pioneer

Decatur Review, Decatur, Illinois, June 30, 1929

Samuel Whiteside came to Macon County, Illinois, at the age of 16, about 1856. He raised and sold horses between Niantic and Belleville, Illinois. He was a member of Berea Christian Church, Mosquito Township, Christian Co., Illinois, in 1914.

Obituary- Decatur Review March 28, 1931 - Page 10
Samuel W. Whiteside

Samuel W. Whiteside, formerly of East St. Louis, died at 3 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his son, W.M. Whiteside, rural route 1, south of Niantic.
He was ninety -two years old in February. He had been in failing health for the last year, but until a few months ago was able to be up and around. His death was due to complications incident to old age.
Mr. Whiteside was born near East St. Louis February 22, 1839. For the last three years he has been making his home with his son near Niantic. He was a member of the Long Point Christian Church. He is survived by three children, W.M. Whiteside and Mrs. Nora Jane Dodson, Niantic, and Mrs. Emma Blankenship, Moweaqua. There are thirteen grandchildren. The body was taken to the Moran & Sons funeral home, where friends may call after 5 o'clock Saturday evening.
The funeral will be held at 1 :30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Long Point Church, conducted by Rev. H. H. Jenner of Niantic. The burial will be in the Long Point cemetery.


TCasteel said...

Very interesting newspaper article. It was funny that he said not to make him look too good; that he wasn't looking to marry again :-)
Theresa (Tangled Trees)

Ridgley Resources said...

Not really. He had married twice, once to my great-grandmother and once to the mother of my grandmother's sisters husband. She was 40 years younger and left him and went back to Kentucky....:)