JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Death of Cyrus Gilbert: (Cemetery outside of Waltonville
is named Cyrus Gilbert. This is where many Newells are buried) 

Another old pioneer has passed to that undiscovered country. 
Cyrus GILBERT died of apoplexy at his home in Waltonville 
at 3 o’clock this morning. 
He was born in Washington county, Ohio, in 1823, son of
Eli Gilbert who settled in the southwest part of this county 
in 1839 and brought with him from Ohio the lumber with which to
erect his residence. Cyrus came with his father and has since resided 
in this county. 
In early manhood he was married to Eliza J. McClendon, who has been 
dead for some years. Of a number of children born to them, one son 
and three daughters survive; Stephen, residing in Oklahoma; Mrs. Henry 
Forman of Waltonville, Mrs. Chas. Brown of near Bluford, and Mrs.
Will Maddox of St. Louis. he also leaves two brothers and a sister: 
M. R. of this city, Alvin of Waltonville, and Mrs. Lois Isom of 
Grove Springs, Mo. Five or six years ago, he married Mrs. Ben Hirons, 
who still survives. Mr. Gilbert, as are all of his name, was always 
reckoned amoung the county’s best citizens. He was a man in whom his 
neighbors had implicit confidence and was frequently honored by them 
in places of trust. He was acting as Justice of the Peace at the time 
of his death. He was for many years an influential member of the 
Universalist Church and politically was an unswerving Republican.

The funeral will probably occur Saturday, but the exact time has not 
been determined. (Year -- 1902)
 

 
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