Jacksonville Daily Journal, Saturday, Feb. 1, 1919
John Lee Ator died at the home of hsi parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ator, near Arenzville, about 4 o'clock Friday afternoon. He had been ill for several months and death resulted from cancer of the stomach. Deceased was born near Arenzville, September 7, 1884, and his entire life was spent in that vicinity. In 1908 he was united in marriage to Miss Mae Johnson of Beardstown who survives together with two children, Verna L. and Dorothy Irene. He also leaves his parents and two sisters, Mrs. Allie Mae Allen of Virginia and Mrs. Florence Bernice Braner of Morgan County. Mr. Ator was a young man of sterling qualities. He was honest and upriht in his dealings and highly respected in his home community. Funeral services will be held at Union Church near Arenzville Sunday morning at 11 o'clock with burial in the church cemetery.