My good deed for the day is posting these old newspaper clippings I copied from microfilm issues of the Canton, Illinois Weekly Register which to my knowledge has not been digitized. Checking Ancestry public trees for some of these young ones, I don't find them included. No one knows about them today, but they were certainly missed by their families in 1868.
Canton Weekly Register, March 27, 1868
On the 22d inst., at the residence of J Powell, by Rev G W Miller, Mr DAVID AULD, to Mrs ELIZABETH BANKS, all of Buckheart township.
In this city, on the 7th inst., JOSEY T, youngest son of Jos T and S Tourville, aged 2 years and 3 months.
At the residence of Mr Jas Stockdale, on the 16th inst., WILLIE, infant son of W E and M R Stockdale.
"The Great Jehovah, full of love,
An Angel bright did send,
Who took our little harmless dove
To joys that never end."
In this city on Saturday, March 11th, Mrs MARGARET A MOORE, mother of Mrs David Homill, of this city, aged 81 years.
Mrs Moore was a native of Merrersburg, Pa. She came to this city to live with her daughter about two years since. Her nephew, J C Austin, of Chambersburg, Pa., a prominent citizen of that place, has furnished her liberally with every means necessary to comfort in her declining years. She passed peacefully away, apparently with no other complaint than old age. She was buried on Sunday afternoon, 15th inst., a large and respectable audience attending the funeral obsequies.
Canton Weekly Register, April 3, 1868
FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE POOR FARM - A young man named William Rowan, an inmate of the county poor house, who was subject to fits, on Saturday last was directed by the keeper, J K Weller, to feed the cattle from a corn crib upon the premises. While Rowan was upon the crib attending to his duties, he was taken with a fit and fell between the curb and a fence. Mr Weller discovered his position in a moment or two after, and went to his relief, but he was discovered to be dead. The fall had broken his neck. Rowan was sent to the poor house from Farmington. He was 28 years of age.
|Canton Weekly Register, April 10, 1868|
In this City, on the 2d inst., ANNIE ANGELINA S., Daughter of Robt and Sarah Stenson, aged 5 year 11 months and 28 days.
At La Harpe, Hancock Co., Ill., the 26th ult., Mr JACOB CIVER, in the 73d year of his age.
|Canton Weekly Register, April 17, 1868|
In this city, on the 5th inst., ALBERT, son of David and Elizabeth Reffner, aged 4 year 2 months and 29 days.
So fades the lovely, blooming flow'r,
Frail, smiling solace of an hour;
So soon our transient comforts fly,
And pleasure only blooms to die,
The dearest treasure of our heart,
How we're called with thee to part;
The bliss of heaven to be thy rest,
And we on earth will grief opprest.
But the bles'd time will shortly come
When we shall meet in heaven, our home,
And there with thee, O bles'd relief,
Be free from sorrow, pain and grief.