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William V. Harmon

Funeral services were held at the  First Baptist Church this afternoon for 
Wm. V. HARMON, with Rev. J. L. MEADS  officiating.  Interment took place at 
the Masonic and Odd Fellows  Cemetery with the Drake Funeral Home in charge. 
 Mr. HARMON died at 3:30  o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home on East 
Webster Avenue, the cause of  death being double pneumonia.  He had reached 
the age of 54y11m3d.   Deceased had been a resident of Benton for the past 
fifteen years, much of  that time he had been engaged in the grocery business, 
being a member of the  firm of HARMON & SETTLE on Grand Street.  He was a 
member of Benton  Lodge No. 65, A.F. & A.M. and during the year 1929 was a 
worshipful master  of that fraternity.  Mrs. HARMON died February 20, 1932.  
Two  sisters survive.  They are Mrs. Seba KIRK, Benton and Mrs. St. Clair  
JONES if  Ina.

Source: Benton  Evening News - Monday, May 6, 1935


Will HARMON, formerly a prominent  resident of this city, died late 
Saturday afternoon at Benton following a  brief attack of pneumonia.  Funeral 
services were held this afternoon at  the Presbyterian Church.  Mr. HARMON was 
until recently a partner in a  leading Benton grocery store, selling his 
interests a short time ago.   His death was not expected by Mt. Vernon friends 
who received word of his  illness about noon Saturday.  Mr. HARMON was a 
member of the Masonic  Lodge at Benton and was well known to Mt. Vernon people.  
He was an uncle  of Mrs. Bertha BUMPUS of this  city.

Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register-News
Date:  Monday, Mary 6, 1935
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta


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