William Henry FLANIGAN
William Henry FLANIGAN was born to John FLANIGAN and Mary Caroline
GRAY on October 25, 1856. He was one of nine children. He married Nancy
Ellen MODGLIN and in 1911 they moved to a farm located just off the Old
Centralia Road in northern Shiloh Township. To this union were born three
children: Grover Eldridge. born October 8, 1888. married Halo CLARK in
1909. He died in July 1973. Hattie Mae, born January 19, 1890, married
Edward SORENSON in 1909. He died in August 1964. She died in March 1977.
Hershel Berthel. born January 21, 1892. He first married Sada PIERCY. After
her death, he married Hazel BERNARD. He died in June 1974 and Hazel died
in November 1976. They resided on the farm in Shiloh Township and farmed
there. Hershel and Sada were parents of one daughter. Ida Leona, who married
John WILSON and resides in St. Louis, Missouri. Hershel and Hazel were
the parents of three children: Clifford Leroy, born March 20, 1934; Norma
Louise, born September 8,1935. and Edward Wayne, born in October 1938.
He died at the age of 10 months. Norma married Kelley R. SETTLE of ma,
and they live in Edwardsville, Illinois. Clifford married Reva E. REAMS
of St. Louis, Missouri on May 12, 1956. They live at the old homeplace
in Shiloh Township and are engaged in farming. They are the parents of
four children: Reva Jeanne born February 11.1957, who married James C.
PATTON of Mt. Vernon, Illinois on November 6, 1975. Thev reside in Rome
Township. Nancy Sue, born March 13. 1960. Sherri Lynne born November 25,
1963, and Michael Leroy. born February 20.1969.
Source:Facts and Folks A History Of Jefferson County, Illinois 1978
Submitted by: Misty Flannigan