Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Born in Wheeling, W.Va. She died at her home in Be. . . . . 16, 1924. She had been a . . . sufferer with rheumatism for years and about two weeks ago fell and fractured her hip and never recovered from the accident. Deceased came to Illinois with her parents in 1864 and in 1876 was married to Jesse PHILLIPS, to which union one daughter, now Mrs. Rose SCARBOROUGH, was born. In 1890 she was married the second time to Isaac SMITH, who died some years ago. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Wm. Scarborough of Arrow. . . one grandchild, Mrs. Otis MAYHEW of near Sabina, and one great-grandchild, Vera Maxene Mayhew, also three sisters -- Mrs. Amanda BROWN of Paxton, Mrs. Wm. CARBAUGH and Mrs. Maria CALDWELL of Streator, and two brothers-- Alfred ULLOM of Elkhart, Kan., and Henderson Ullom of Anselmo, Neb. The funeral was held at the Christian church in Bellflower, the Rev. LINKLETTER, her pastor, officiating, with burial in Bellflower cemetery. The pallbearers were J.D. DAWSON, Chas. MELTON, Albert DOTSON, Frank HOUGHAM, J. W. CARLYLE and Frank HENSLEY. The singers were Mrs. Bess KUMLER, Albert KLEINBECK and Mr. and Mrs. Robt. SHORT.

(Note:  I had little information on Alford Ullom's birth family, other than his parent’s names, Lorenzo Dow and Hannah (EMRICH) ULLOM, until a 2nd cousin sent me a scanned newspaper clipping of her obituary. I love it when we all get together and share bits of information that we each have. It’s like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle, fitting in one piece at a time and wondering at the lovely picture of our kin when they finally reveal themselves. )

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