Jacksonville Daily Journal, 26 Oct 1923
Died at the Age of 103.
Samuel Israel, aged 103 years, died at the home of his son, B. F. Israel, east of Roodhouse, Sunday, October 7th.
He was a native of Ohio, having moved to Illinois with his parents when 10 years of age, and had resided in Roodhouse vicinity most of his life.
In 1862 he and Mrs. Agnes Hudson were married. Five children were born to this union.
Funeral services were held at the home of his son, B. F. Israel, Elder A. J. conlee conducting the services October 8th. Interment was made in the Ebenezer cemetery.