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HEYWORTH STAR THURSDAY

APRIL 11, 1929
Mrs. Alexander Halsey, Early Settler, Passes Away          

Sunday morning at 6:10 clock at her home on West Main Street took place the
death of Mrs. Alexander Halsey.  She had been seriously ill with ERYSIPELAS
for four days and all her children were with her when the end came.  The 
funeral was held Tuesday afternoon in the Christian Church, with the pastor
in charge, and burial was in Heyworth Cemetery.  The hymns were sung by Mrs.
Nichols and Mrs. Scott and the cachet was borne by six grandsons of the 
deceased.  

Mary Jane Davis, daughter of James L. and Tabitha Davis, was born in 
Switzerland County IN., Aug 31, 1846, and passed from this life April 7, 
1929, bring at the time of death 82 years, 7 months and 7 days of age.

She came to Illinois with her parents in early childhood and was united in 
marriage to Alexander Halsey of McLean County on Oct 8, 1864.  To this union
were born ten children, seven of whom, with the aged father and husband, 
survive.  Mr. Halsey is in very feeble health.  The children who survive are
J. C. Halsey of Chicago, Arthur of Newton, Iowa, Mrs. Etta Cruse of 
Bloomington, R. O. and O. A. Halsey of Heyworth vicinity, and Minnie and 
Anne, at home.  Arda, Luther, and an infant daughter preceded their Mother.
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