Frederick Still, one of Morgan county's oldest citizens, passed away, Thursday at 9:50, after a period of long failing health, but a short serious illness of about one week. Mr. Still was born in the southern part of England, coming to New Orleans when he was 18 years old, then going to Alton where he made his home.
He was born December 27, 1829, and was nearly 89(?) years old. His wife preceded him in death dying in the year 1875. He has lived with his children since that time. He leaves two sons, William and John, one sister Mrs. Mariah Still, of Godfrey, IL. One son, Robert, preceded him in death five years ago.
He made his home with Robert and his wife for a number of years. Of late he has lived with his son, William, where he died four miles south of Murrayville.
Funeral services at the M.E. Church in Murrayville at 2 o'clock Sunday. Rev. Peters of Manchester officiatingb. Interment will be in Davis Cemetery seven miles east and north.
Note from Patty: "I do suspect that Mariah is Frederick's daughter and not his sister. I transcribed the obit as it was printed in the newspaper, but I think the newspaper made a mistake on Mariah."
Submitted by: Patty Meado