JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
OLD PIONEER GONE - John W. Estes, of Opdyke, Falls Asleep

John W. ESTES, who died at his home in Opdyke yesterday afternoon at 
3:00 o'clock, was one of the old pioneers of this county, being 78 years 
of age.  He was born in Moore's Prairie Township.

For a number of years he has been in feeble health, being afflicted 
with rheumatism.  He was in the general merchandise business in Lynchburg 
for several years, selling out about twenty-five years ago.

He was a member of Opdyke M. E. Church, and Jefferson Lodge No. 368, A.F. 
and A.M.  He was made a Mason in 1867, when the lodge was at Lynchburg.

His wife was Miss Caroline IRVIN, who died about eight years ago.  The children 
now living are:  W. H., Runyon and Delbert ESTES of Opdyke; J. W. ESTES of Ashley 
and Mrs. Jesse B. JONES of this city.

He was one of the most worthy and respected citizens of this county. The funeral 
services will be conducted at the M. E. Church, in Opdyke, by the pastor, Rev. W. 
DEWHIRST.  The Masonic Lodge will then take charge of the remains, which will be 
laid to rest according to Masonic ritual in Opdyke Cemetery.



Source: The Daily Register - Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: June 8, 1904
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta 
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