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From Old Newspapers
 
Transcribed by Verna Dinkins
 

The Decatur Review, Decatur, Illinois
Saturday Evening, July 31, 1920
 
HIRAM B. VLIET DIES SATURDAY
 
Decatur Resident For Fifty Years
Victim of Paralysis
 
Hiram B. Vliet of 1646 North Clinton Street, died at 5 o'clock Saturday morning at the Decatur and Macon County Hospital. He was sixty-three years old last March. He suffered a stroke eighteen months ago, and another last Saturday.
 
Mr. Vliet was born near Chillicothe, O., March 25, 1857. He had made his home in Decatur for the last forty years. He was a member of the Christian Church at Blur Mound and was well known there. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Carrie A. Rice, 1646 North Clinton Street, with whom he made his home. The body was removed to the Monson & Wilcox undertaking establishment and prepared for burial.
 
The funeral will be held Sunday at 3:30 at Monson & Wilcox chapel. The interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.
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The Decatur Review, Decatur, Illinois
Saturday Evening, July 31, 1920
 
HELEN L. FRANKE
 
Helen L. Franke, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Franke, died at 5:45 o'clock Saturday morning at the family residence, 279 East Grand Avenue. She was two days old.
 
The body was removed to the Moran chapel and prepared for burial, and the funeral will be held there at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. William Heyne. The interment will be in the Lutheran Cemetery.
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The Decatur Review, Decatur, Illinois
Saturday Evening, July 31, 1920
 
HERSCHEL L. HAWKINS
 
Herschel Lemar Hawkins, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hawkins, died at 4:20 o'clock Saturday morning at the family residence, 1047 East North Street, aged two days. Besides his parents, he leaves a sister, Ramona Marie Hawkins, aged eighteen months.
 
The funeral was held at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Moran's chapel. The interment was in the North Fork Cemetery.
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The Decatur Herald, Decatur, Illinois
Monday Evening, July 29, 1929
 
R. L. BOWREY DIES
 
Cerro Gordo Resident Succumbs Sunday Morning After Long Illness
 
CERRO GORDO, July 20 - Robert Lee Bowrey, 57, died in his home here about 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning after a long illness with tuberculosis.
 
Mr. Bowrey was born in Indian Springs, Tenn., on April 29, 1872. He married Miss Cora DePew in Tennessee in 1908. She survives him, as do four sons, Elmer, Lloyd, William, and Robert Jr.
 
The body was removed to McLaughlin & Dobson's undertaking establishment to be prepared for burial. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Bretheren Church, with burial in Cerro Gordo Cemetery.
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