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Jacksonville Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 14, 1905

David Winter has Answered Final Summons

David Winter, one of the most prominent farmers in this section of the state, died at 12 o'clock, noon, Sunday, at the age of almost 80 years at his home near Woodson. He was born May 13, 1826, in Sutton on Forrest, Yorkshire, England, and came to the country in 1850. He settled first in New York state, where he remained for a short time, removing next to the vicinity of Franklin. He then removed to his last home, where he had lived continuously since 1864.

Mr. Winter was married Nov. 6, 1858, to Nancy Reding, who survives. To this union were born 15 children, nine of whom survive as follows: W. T. of Nebraska, James E. of Nebraska, George W. of Morgan county, Charles H. of Nebraska, Sarah J. Barnhard, Claude O., Lilly M. Hallowell, Homer M. and Bessie P. Winter, all of this county. Nine grandchildren also survive, and one sister, Miss Dorothea Winter of England who is 79 years of age, two nieces, Mrs. Nicholson and Mrs. Dunwell of England, one uncle, David Morrell, aged 84 years, a grand niece, Mrs. John Robson of Manchester, Ill.

The funeral will be held at the residence this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. Dr. G. W. Miller.

Note: Mr. Winter is buried in Sheppard cemetery, south of Jacksonville. Walter Warren Haley, May 9, 2002.


Jacksonville Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 13, 1926

Homer M. Winter is Taken By Death
Lifetime Resident of Morgan County Passes Away Monday Afternoon

The death of Homer Morrell Winter, 729 East Douglas avenue, occurred here Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mr. Winter had been a resident of Morgan county for many years, having been born in Woodson.

He was born on February 24, 1884, a son of David and Nancy Redding Winter. On October 10, 1906 he was united in marriage with Miss Nellie Keirl who with five children survive. They are two sons, David and Homer L., two daughters, Alice and Bernice, and one stepson, Floyd Angelo.

Mr. Winter also leaves four brothers, William and Charles of California and George and Cyde of Woodson, and three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Barnhart of Jacksonville and Mrs. Lillie Helliwell and Mrs. Bessie Megginson of Woodson. There is one uncle, Frank Redding of Chanclerville.

He was a meber of the Woodson Christian Church.

Note: Homer's wife, Nellie Keirl, was the daughter of Samuel Shepard Keirl and Jane Bown, natives of England. Homer was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery. Walter Warren Haley, May 9, 2002.

Submitted by Walter Warren Haley

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