Carrollton Gazette--Carrollton, IL. Aug. 29, 1902
Mrs. Jane Meek, who was born in Yorkshire, England, on Sept. 28, 1824, died at the home of her son, John H., at Sullivan, Ill. on Aug. 20, 1902 at the age of 77 years, 10 months. Funeral at Hopewell, 2 miles north of Carrollton on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1902, burial in the Hopewell Cemetery. She came to America at the age of 24, in 1848, and settled in this county near Hopewell. On Apr. 5, 1849 she married the late John Dearborn Meek. They had 9 children, 6 sons and 3 daughters--Webster, Robert, Frank, Sylvia, and Hattie, who have passed into the other life, and John H. and Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell of Sullivan, Ill. and Thomas M. and Rufus A. of Greene County. Her husband died July 19, 1876. For the past 11 years she lived with her children near Sullivan.
Note: Mewburn, an unfamiliar name, was mistakenly listed as Dearborn.Submitted by: Allen Handling