Sarah Jane Lightle, second daughter of James and Mariah Lightle was born Sept. 28th, 1831, in Ross county, Ohio. She came to Griggsville with her parents in the year 1839. She was left motherless at an early age. She with an elder sister assumed the care of her father's familly, which office she filled so well that her younger brothers and sisters hardly felt the loss of their mother.
In the year 1851 on Sept. 18th, she was married to George Elliott, also of Griggsville. To this union were born eight children, seven of whom survive their mother, the husband having preceded her thirteen years ago. Three children, two sons and one daughter reside in California and were not able to be with their mother in her last illness. Three daughters and one son were at her bedside for the last two months of her life and tenderly and faithfully cared for her.
She is also survived by two brothers, William and Isaac Lightle, and four half-sisters, Mrs. Ann Rhodes, Mrs. Frank Turnbull, Mrs. James Vaughan and Mrs. Daniel Smart. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her to the grave, Mrs. Rebecca Morton, Mrs. Margaret Miller, James and Samuel Lightle; also one half-brother, Charles Lightle. She united with the M. E. church at Bethel more than forty years ago. Over 40 years spent in faithful service of the Master. She removed with her husband to Berry in 1893. Her husband dying in 1898 in February, she came back to Griggsville, living here one year, then again removed to Barry, where she lived until her death. Her health had been failing for nearly a year, but she kept able to get around until within the last two months, which time she been almost a constant sufferer. With all her suffering her faith never wavered and she gently fell asleep on the evening of Feb. 18, 1911 at 3 o'clock. With her passing away her children lost a tender, faithful mother; her neighbors a noble counselor and friend. She will be sadly missed in her home by her son and family, who havelived with her for the last eleven years. Always kind and gentle, she was greatly beloved by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, of whom she had 15. Her grandchildren numbered 24. Surely a faithful wife and mother has gone to her reward.
The remains were brought to Griggsville Monday night and taken to the residence of John Morton, a nephew. The funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. T. L. Hancock officiating, and the interment was in the family lot in the cemetery near the church.
WILLIAM EDWARD LYTLE
Born at Griggsville (Pike County) IL Sept 13 1860 and passed away on Sept 18 1931 at the home of his son Verril at Alexis,(Warren County) IL where he had gone expecting to spend the winter. At the time of his death he was 71 years and 5 days old.
He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Emma Quigley of Kimball (Stearns County) Minn. on March 12 1881. Mrs Lytle preceded him in death, Nov 23 1928. To this union were born five children: two of whom preceded their parents in death. Mrs. Hettie Emerson and Erwin. The surviving children are : Leon Lytle of Donnybrook ND, Mrs Effie Anderson, Minot ND, Verril Lytle at Alexis IL. He is also survived by one sister Mrs Warren Salisbury, Kimball and three brothers, Charles of Kimball, Fred of Vancouver WA and Septimus of Donnybrook ND., twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
EMMA (LYTLE) TYLER
Mrs Emma Tyler formely of Hillsboro (Illinois), who has been very ill at her home in Kimball, Minn. for several months shows no signs of improvement. her friends here have been advised. she grows gradually weaker, and is able to take hardly any nourishment, except a small quanity of milk, every day. Mrs Tyler fell, last spring, at the Kortkamp home in Akron Ohio where she had been living, and wrenched her shoulder and arm. Her arm became infected and she suffered greatly but she recovererd from those injuries but developed heart trouble, and no hope for recovery is felt. It is thought she may have two or three months at most. She is being cared for by a sister and sister in law at the present time. She sufferes verry little but gains no stength"
****Mrs Emma Tyler the widow of the late Larkin G. tyler of Hillsboro (Illinois) died on Thanksgiving day at 10 o'clock at her home in Kimball, Minn. Mrs Tyler was the second wife of Mr Tyler whom she married several years after his first wife, her sister, passed away. She was 72 years old at the time of her death. Previous to her marriage she had lived in Minnesota and North Dakota, and taught in the schools in both states. She homesteaded land in North Dakota, and in her later years living on the land, and teaching at the nearby schools.
After the death of Mr Tyler in 1919, Mrs Tyler left here and returned to Minnesota, where she spent most of her last years. She was a member of the Hillsboro ( IL ) ladies reading circle, and greatly liked by that group. Surviving are a sister and a brother."
Contributed by Bruce Brown
LUCY ELLEN (LYTLE) TYLER
wife of Larkin G. Tyler died at her home in this city (Hillsboro, ILL) March 31 1904 aged 51 years 10 months and 15 days. Mrs Tyler whose maiden name was Lytle, was born in Brown Co IL May 16, 1852. when she was young her father died and her early life was spent with her aunt Mrs E.B Woodward, in Carlinville, IL. On the 16 day of October 1872 she was married to Larkin G. Tyler of Litchfield (IL ) in December 1882. The Tylers moved from Litchfield to Hillsboro (ILL). The deceased leaves besides a husband, three children, Claude of Danville, IL Mrs Bessie Kortkamp and Harry Tyler of this city (Hillsboro). Services will be held at the Methodist church of this city interment at Oak Grove cemetery"
Contributed by Bruce Brown