JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Henry Willmore, 

Weekly Register, Mt. Vernon, IL, Wednesday, April 17, 1918, p. 2,  col. 2
 
Rev Henry Wilmore
(From Monday's Daily Register.)
 
The Rev. Henry Wilmore (sic) died at his home on South Twelfth street at  
11:30 this morning, death being attributed to inflammation of the stomach.
 
He is survived by his wife and several children.
 
He was a verteran (sic) of the Civil war (sic) and in his 75th year.
 
Mr. Wilmore (sic) was a minister of the Free Will Baptist church.
 
The funeral will be held Wednesday. The burial party will leave the Wilmore  
home at 9 a. m. for New Hope cemetery, where burial will be had at 11  o'clock.

 
 
OBITUARY
 
Weekly Register, Mt. Vernon, IL, Wednesday, April 24, 1918, p. 2 col.  3

  Rev. Henry Willmore of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, was  born in Coffee county, 
Tenn., Aug 11, 1844 , died April 15 at his home on South  Twelfth street.
 
  He was married to Miss Harriet E. Adkins of  Tamaroa, Illinois, May 1862.
 
  To this union eleven children were born to which  three, Orlando, Curtis 
and one in infancy having preceded him to the great  beyond.
 
  Mrs. Harriet Willmore, wife and mother of  the bereaved children, died 
July 29, 1905. In May of 1906, Bro. Willmore was  married to Mrs. Dora 
Willmore of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, who was a faithful and  loving companion to him in 
health and through all his sickness, and who also is  left to mourn her loss, 
but her loss is heaven's gain. Those of his children  left to mourn the loss 
of a good and noble father are, Fannie Brenning, Cynthie  Amith and Bessie 
Wengemajker of Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah Bever of Hillsborough,  Ind., Eliza 
Fitzjerles of Ina, Ill., John of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Gabe of Decatur,  Ill., Dave of 
Sullivan, Ill., and a stepdaughter Mrs. Stella Jenkins of Mt.  Vernon, Ill., whom 
he loved as his own child.
 
  In 1862, he joined the Union army (110th Ills.) in  which he remained 
until the close of the war. Professed faith in Christ about  thirty years ago, 
three years later was ordained as a minister of the gospel in  the Free Baptist 
church, of which he has been a true and faithful servant.
 
  Bro. Willmore lived a life that we will do well to  imitate; among his 
last words to his children were "may they remember the dying  words of their 
mother and prepare to meet us in the Holy City."
 
  He leaves not only a good wife and children to  mourn their loss but a 
host of friends, while we mourn our loss we feel sure our  loss is his eternal 
gain.
 
  Funeral services were conducted at New Hope  church, east of Ina by Rev. 
W. R. Spurlock, assisted by Rev A. D. Clinton.
 
  Internment at Hope Cemetery.

 
Source: Mt. Vernon, IL, Weekly Register
Date: April 17 & 24, 1918
Submitted by Kay Robinson 
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