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White Hall Register Republican, Friday 7 February 1913, Vol. 44, page 3, col. 2

Obituary of James M. Havlin

J. M. Havlin

James M. Havlin, aged 78 years, 9 months and 5 days, a native of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, died at the home of his son, Albert, just north of this village, Feb. 2nd after a prolonged illness.

Oct. 21, 1855, he and Sarah Jane Edwards were married in Cincinnati, Ohio. To this union were born eleven children. Among the surviving are James M. Havlin, Jr., Albert and Charles, of this village and Warren of Gillespie.

He is also survived by 36 grand children and 22 great grand children. Mrs Havlin died a number of years ago at Pittsburgh, Kansas. The family have resided in and near this village for the past several years.

Rev. John Alexander of Walkerville conducted funeral services at the church here Tuesday morning. Interment was in the Hopewell Cemetery.

There are some differences in the death date and age between the death certificate and the published obituary. The death certificate gives the death date as 30 Jan. 1913 and the age as 79 years, 4 months, 28 days, while the news paper stated that he died 2 Feb. 1913 and that he was 78 years, 9 months and 5 days. Albert Havlin, a son, supplied the information for the death certificate and I have no idea who gave the information to the paper. I am going to accept 30 Jan. 1913 as the official and true death date with the birthday of 2 September 1833. DH


White Hall Register Republican, Friday 13 May 1932


Warren Havlin, aged 53 years (Born - 1879), a former resident of Belltown, died at Carlinville, Tuesday night. May 10. The body was brought to this city early Wednesday morning to the Dawdy Funeral Home and funeral services were held at the Belltown Church at two o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment was made in the Hopewell Cemetery south of Belltown.

Deceased is survived by two brothers, Albert, of White Hall and Charles of Berdan. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.


White Hall Register Republican, October 9, 1914, Vol. 46, page 3, Col

Obituary Belltown Mrs. Warren Havlin

Mrs. Rosa Laxson -- Havlin, aged 30 years, 1 month and 10 days, wife of Warren Havlin, died at her home in this village (Belltown) at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29th, 1914, after an illness of about one week of most intense suffering.

She was born in Webb City, Missouri. Her father, Jas Laxson, died when she was 14 years of age. The mother, Mary Laxson died during the early childhood of the deceased, leaving three orphan girls to care for themselves.

Her surviving sisters are Ollie, wife of Jas. Samples, Sapula, Okla.; Lula, wife of Lee Woodard, of Powell, Mo., also two half sisters, Mary Fountain, of Carterville, Mo., and Alva Fountain, Galena, Kansas.

She and Warren Havlin were married in Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas, Oct. 15, 1906. They resided at Webb City, Mo., until 1909, when they removed to Gillespie, Ill., residing there until March 1914, when they moved to this village. While located at Gillespie she joined the Rebekah Lodge and was one of the active members of that organization.

She was of a kind and loving disposition, generous almost to a fault, honored and respected by all who knew her.

Rev. Albin of the Methodist church at Berdan conducted brief funeral services Friday afternoon.

The pallbearers were Curtis Crum, Edward Woods, Charles Gound, Ves Isum, Wallie Pinkerton and Paul Bell. Adams Rebekah Lodge of White Hall had charge of services at the grave. Interment was made in the Hopewell Cemetery near Carrollton.

Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowersocks of Gillespie, old time friends and neighbors of deceased.


Jacksonville Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois, Jan. 4, 1966


WHITE HALL--Mrs. Myrtle Frances Havlin, 83, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Monday at White Hall Hospital where she had been a patient one day.

Born in Greene County, Aug. 28, 1882, she was the daughter of Clifford and Ibby Blake Harper. Her husband Albert Havlin passed away in March 1952.

Mrs. Havlin leaves one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Tatman of White Hall and several nieces and nephews.

The body is at the Mackey Funeral Home, White Hall. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by: Don Havlin
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