Harmon G. Sumner, was born in Jersey county, Illinois, June 12th, 1855,
died January 11th, 1912, aged 56 years and 6 months.
He came with his parents to this county at the age of nine years.
On October 9th, 1881, he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Maxey.
To this union were born three children. Perry, the oldest, resides in
Mitchell, S. Dak., Laura, who was with her father, and an infant son who
preceded him to the better world. The wife and mother was called from
the home on January 24th, 1903. In December 1903, he was married to
Miss Ella McMeens. There were born to this union two children, Ruth and
Johnny. Deceased professed faith in Christ February 12th, 1893, at a cottage
prayer meeting in his own home. He united with the F. B. church at Oak Dale
and lived a consistent member until about 5 years ago. At his death he was
a member of the Harmony Baptist church. He was devoted to his church and
was an efficient helper in the Sunday school work.
Funeral services were conducted at the church by Rev. C. E. Hunt,
and the body laid to rest in Harmony cem.
SOURCE: January 16, 1912
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Oct 4, 1997