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Oliver Dillon 1851-1922


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/25/2010 at 23:26:05

Long Time Resident O. Dillon Passes Away
The subject of this sketch, Oliver Dillon, was born in Tazwell Co., Ill., Oct. 24, 1851, defeated this life after a brief illness at his home in Estherville, Ia., Wednesday evening, July 12, 1922 at 8 p.m. Age 72 years, 8 months and 18 days. His early life was spent on the farm. He was united in marriage to Miss Eunice Holmes at Paxton, Ill., Sept. 14, 1871. To this union were born seven children two sons and five daughters as follows: Horley died in infancy 2 months, H. G. Dillon, Miss Alberta and Mrs. George Beilhonz of Estherville, Ia., Mrs. W. L. Hull of South Range, Wis., Mrs. C. H. Hull of Superior, Wis., Mrs. C. C. Urban of Paxton, Ill., all present today except Mrs. W. L. Hull of South Range, Wis. He and his family removed from Ill. and came to Estherville, Ia., in the year 1903. He purchased the farm just north and a little east of town now occupied by his son, H. G. Dillon. At that time he purchased the home on the west side into which he moved and where he continued to reside till called by death to the home beyond. His wife preceded him to the spirit world having departed this life May 4th 1906. Soon after his marriage he and his wife settled on a farm at Ludlow, Ill., where they resided for a period of thirty years, and here the children were born. In early life he united with the church of Christ and for many years assisted in the support of the church. He was honorable and upright in all his business relations, a good neighbor and a kind friend with his fellow men having their respect and confidence. He was of a friendly disposition courteous and kind to all who knew him. His illness ending in death covered a period of two weeks and after the first few days little hope was entertained for his recovery. During his illness he was tenderly cared for by the loving children. He leaves to mourn his departure the loving children, grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at the church of Christ on Friday afternoon July 14th 1922 at 2:30 p.m. conducted by P. H. Green. A large number of friends and neighbors were present n sympathy with the bereaved and to pay tribute to his memory. Favorite hymns were sung by a quartette as follows: Miss Kate Lyman, Mr. George Hinshaw, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Clark, pianist Mrs. Nettie Morgan. The pall bearers were friends and neighbors and as follows: William Simpson, J. A. Cole, Albert Johnson, Henry Martin, F. S. Kilgore and J. H. McKay. The floral offerings were beautiful. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 19, 1922)


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