Decatur Herald, Jan. 10, 1928, page 18
THOMAS MARVEL AGED 7 8, DIES Death Claims Man Who Wai Born in Dewitt County Log Cabin ThÂ« CLINTON", Jan. 10--Thomas I 7*. died In his home In Wayi_, i nt 4 o'clock Sunday morning fol!oÂ» Â· Ing an Illness of ten dayi. He wt l Â· the son of John and Jane Marvel oneer settlers in Bamett townihra Â· UeWItt county. " i Mr. Marvel was born Nov. u m, | In a log: cabin on the old hoiaÂ«- stead which his father entered f-m , the government He was m*rr!M April 28. 1881, lo Miss Eleanor JtH Jones and they resided on th* bona farm uatll 1310. Mrs. Marvel SSM Aug. 2. 1922. w There were fonr children, thru ef whom aurvive, Dr. J. E. Uarvtl Mrs. Ethel Blomberg of WaynesnS and Miss Op.il Marvel of Chicago daughter, Eva. died Jan. 8. U02 Use same day of the month and at tfcÂ« j same hour as her father. There i. one grandchild. Myrtle Eleanor Blomberg, and a sister. Mrs. Sarii E. Barnett of San Diego. Mr. Marvel was a member of a,, last board of directors of tin Waynesvllle academy and was Instrr. mental In promoting: and establishing establishing the WaynesvlIIe township H!rt school. He took .Â«n active part la religious affirs. Services for Mr. Marvel will bÂ« Â«t the Methodist church In WayntsriC. Tuesday afternoon at 2:JO o'clock to charge of Rev. R. L. Steed. Burfc; will be in Evergreen cemetery Â« WaynesvlIIe. TV. S. Harrold, 419 West i|Â»j. street celebrated his 79th binhiUt anniversary Sunday with a dina*- served at his home. His guests werÂ» J. T. Maddox, John Sumnert. Criit James and William Harp. After tht dinner Mr. Harrold and his ffceiu spent the afternoon visiting. Mr. Harrold Is a long time resides- of Clinton and is known throughoc the county.