Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     Again we share details discovered in another fragile newspaper clipping found in the Opal and Lester Saffell family papers. The material is currently held in a private collection in Lubbock, Texas. The obituary in the paragraphs below is for Daniel L. Galbreath, who married Ida E. Jones, the daughter of John B. Jones. (See Jones obituary in “Kinsearching,” dated 3 January 2016.) Since Galbreath’s date of death is given on the website, (accessed on 27 December 2015) as being 2 January 1927, the obituary was published on 3 January 1927. Because the “Review Atlas” is mentioned on the back of the clipping, the item probably appeared in that Warren County, Illinois, newspaper, also known as the “Daily Review Atlas.”

     (Genealogists should be aware that some punctuation, capital letters in proper names, and missing words or missing letters in words have been added for clarity or meaning and readability. All-caps for surnames are used for emphasis.)

     The headline of the article states: “D. L. Galbreath Died Yesterday – Sudden Death Is Profound Shock to Family and Friends.”

     Quite a bit of information appears in the obituary. “Daniel L. GALBREATH, prominent farmer living five and a half miles southeast of Roseville, died suddenly early yesterday morning, January 2, his death being caused by angina pectoris.

     Although he had not been in good health for some months, he was not confined to his bed at any time, and his sudden death is a profound shock to his family and friends. On New Year’s Day, a goodly number of relatives had gathered at the home and he seemed thoroughly to enjoy the occasion. He retired at the customary hour and death came to him as he slept, shortly after 1 o’clock.

     Mr. Galbreath was born in Henderson County, February 14, 1856, and was a son of William and Sarah (HARLAND) GALBREATH. On December 20, 1881, he was married to Miss Alice Correll. Of the eight children born to them, the following seven survive: Mrs. Pearl SMITH, Mrs. Hattie DAVIS and Clarence GALBREATH of Monmouth; Ivan GALBREATH of Kirkwood, Mrs. Opal BRENT and Mrs. Lola BRENT of Smithshire, and Mrs. Maida JOHNSON of Coldbrook. A son, Glenn C., died in infancy.

     The mother passed away in 1910, and on November 13, 1917, Mr. Galbreath was married to Miss Ida JONES of Roseville, who survives him. He also is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. N. REYNOLDS of this city. The latter is the last member of a family of twelve children. Mr. Galbreath also leaves twelve grandchildren.

     For many years, the home of Mr. Galbreath and his family was one mile east of Smithshire. He was well-known, not only in that immediate community, but throughout Henderson and Warren counties. He commanded the respect of all who knew him and held the continued regard of his many friends throughout his life. Four years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Galbreath moved to the home southeast of Roseville and in that community, also, he came to be well-known and esteemed by his neighbors.

     Funeral services will be held at the Roseville Christian Church, Wednesday, afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, and burial will be made in the Kirkwood Cemetery.” (End)

     Here is a short tidbit that appears on the back of the clipping:

“Francis ENDICOTT spent Wednesday and Thursday in Oquawka.”


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