John TONEY, Former Well Known Ina Citizen, is Dead
John Toney, formerly of Ina, who for many years was a section
foreman on the C.& E.I. railroad, out of Ina,died Friday
night, December 28, at a hospital in Danville, Ill.
He had been making his home with his son, Bert Toney at Danville.
Mr. Toney had been on a visit to Alton and was enroute home, and was
stricken with illness on the train, his condition being so serious he
was unable to give the train crew any information regarding himself,
and was hurried to a hospital at Danville, where he died at seven
o'clock Friday night, death resulting from a most malignant attact of
The body will be brought to Mt. Vernon for burial and will arrive
tonight, and short funeral services will be held at two o'clock tomorrow
afternoon at Oakwood, followed by burial at Oakwood.
Mr. Toney was 77 years old, and is survived by four children, W.S.
Toney, of Ina, Bert Toney, Danville, W.D. Toney, Scheller, and Mrs. John
Puckett, near Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Toney before locating at Ina, lived many years in Mt. Vernon and he
had many friends both in this
city and in Ina and vicinity. He was a son of the late Ephraim Toney.
Mr. Toney retired from railroad work some years ago, after many years of
faithful and efficient service.
He was a good citizen, kind hearted, friendly and in his quiet way endeared
himself to the many people he met in the course of his active life and later
Article from Ina Observer, Dec 1928
Submitted by: Phyllis Patterson