Jacksonville Journal, 1902
Joseph Lynn died Tuesday at his residence, 738 North Diamond street, of general debility. His eyesight failed some eight years ago and since then his general health has broken down. Two months ago he became totally blind and from then he began to fail quite rapidly.
He was born in Schuyler county, Ill., in 1840, but has resided in Morgan county for the past 30 years, first near Waverly, then northeast of Jacksonvilleand for the past four years he has resided in this city. Seventeen years ago he had charge of the Morgan county poor farm for a term. He was a member of the Baptist church and he was a man of sterling character and strict honesty, being highly esteemed by all who knew him.
Those who survive him besides his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Sheppard, of Woodson; Mrs. Wm. Moulton of Pekin; Mrs. Marian Hullett, of Pisgah; two sons, James, of Arnold, and Frank, of Jacksonville.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. Burial one and one-half miles north of Woodson.