Obit McCormick, John L.
THE DAILY PANTAGKAPH, aban-i la clr-losses com-glven to John L. McCormick, Well Known Delavan Resident, Summoned Delavan, March 21. (Special.) After an illness of four weeks which followed a gall stone attack, John L. McCormick, tij years old, prominent Dclavitn resident and ong a resident of Kmden, died this morning at the i'ructor hospital in Feoriit. lie had risen taken there a week ago bit the caBe proved too serious to be thrown off. He was lorn in Washington. C, I-"eb. I-"eb. I-"eb. 10. 1st! I, tne of eight children born to James and Kliia McCormick. His father was killed while engaged in the art of stone cutting. His father was employed as stone cutter on the treasury building In Wash ington, L). C. when the Civil war broke out and as this held up work on the building the family came west and settled in IS 6 1 on what has long been the McCormick homestead In Logan county, near Linden. John L. McCormick was then a babe. In l)2i when he discontinued busi- busi- j ness in Kmden. he was the oldest business man in the city. He had conducted different merchandise llines, changing from groceries to clothing and then to lumber. His marriage was with Miss Mary Irwin of Prairie Creek township, southwest of Emden, Kept. 10, 181)3. They lived In Emden until 1913 when they moved to I'eoria to provide better better educational facilities for the children. children. In 11)17 they moved to Delavan and purchased their present home. Two children were born to them and both, with the widow survive. They are: J. Lynn and Mildred. The follo.v-ing follo.v-ing follo.v-ing s. stern and brothers also survive: Hubert N, Peoria; Mrs. Margaret Gemberling. Emden: Mrs. Eliza Quisenberry, Lincoln: T. T, Chicago, and Donald of Lincoln. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon from the residence in Deluvan with Kev. David i Nelson, pastor of tlie M. I'm church in charge. Hurial will be in Prairie Kest cemetery.