JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

 
William M. Casey, died at his home in Centralia shortly after 5 o'clock 
yesterday afternoon, aged 72 years. He was, next to Clinton M. Casey, 
the oldest of four brothers and his death is the first that takes place of the four. 

Deceased was born at the parental home, four miles north the the city, on the 
place now owned by Sylvanus Foster and lived there until a young man. 
When about 30 years of age he went to Washington county and lived there ten 
or twelve years, removing thence to Centralia and has made his home in that city. 

He was never a strong man and for several years has been an invalid. The immediate 
cause of his death is believed to have been diabetes, from which he has been a 
sufferer for years. Yesterday morning Mr. Abraham Casey fo Larned, Kan. who 
was visiting relatives in this place, received a telephone message from Centralia that 
his brother's condition was most critical and requesting him to come at once to his 
bedside. He left on Air Line train yesterday, and in a message from him later in the 
day informed the relatives here that there was but little hope of the invalid's recovery. 

The deceased leaves a wife and son, Dempey Casey of Centralia, and three brothers, 
Clinton M. Casey of Pleasant Grove; Abraham M. Casey of Larned, Kan., and W. 
Barg Casey of this city. The latter, with other relatives from here, will attend the funeral 
at Centralia tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock. 

March 8, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News 
submitted by 
Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 
Oct 27, 1997

 

 
 
 

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