Title: 1880 U.S. Census
Title: 1900 U.S. Census
Title: 1910 U.S. Census
Title: 1870 U.S. Census
Title: See Burial Information
Note: ake City, Pub. 1893). Transcription of obituary of George Olds from internet. Submitted and used with permission by Jeffery Corbett "George Olds HAD LIVED HERE OVER 61 YEARS Is Survived by Widow and Six ChildrenFuneral Held on Wednesday from the Hess School House Was Very Largely Attended George Olds, one of the old settlers of Momence township, died at his home three miles east of this city, on Monday evening, December 4, at the age of 83 years and 20 days. For the past few years he had been gradually failing, and yet his death came as a surprise to his many friends. George Olds was born at Bombay, New York, at what is known as the Colesprings settlement, on November 14, 1828. In 1832 he came to the far west with his parents who stopped at Michigan City, Ind. They remained there until the next year, going to Northern Illinois and locating on what was known as the Mongoconon prairie near Elgin. Later the family moved to Stillwell prairie where they built the second house in that section where they lived five years. The subject of this sketch later took up a claim, the land being where the city of Elgin now stands. In 1850 Mr. Olds came to Momence and filed a claim on a tract of land up the river, on which is located the Olds Landing, known to all. Here he resided many years, bringing his land under cultivation through hard and incessant labor. On march 14, 1860, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Jane Olds, and together they lived on the old farm for almost forty years, then moving to the present home. Mr. and Mrs. Olds were the parents of seven children, as follows. Abe Old[s] of Valparaiso, Ind., Mrs. W. Lease and Mrs. Herman Swanson of this city, Mrs. James Read of Deedsville, Ind., Mrs. May Thayer of Chicago, Mrs. Bertha McCain of Stockland, Ill., and Em who died a few years ago. The wife and mother also survives, together with numerous near relatives. Mr. Olds during his long years of residence in this township, was well known and liked by everyone. The many neighborly acts of his younger life were not forgotten in mature years, and for these he will long be remembered. Funeral services were held at the Hess school house at 1:30 oclock on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Connor of the M. E. church of this city; burial in the Shrontz cemetery. The music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs. Levi Sharkey, Mrs. Ruth Cone, C. L. Tabler, and C. A. Violet. There were many beautiful floral offerings from relatives and friends. Note: **The only correction made, in the above text, was the addition, in brackets, of the s at the end of Abe Olds name." Shrontz Cemetery, Kankakee Co., IL Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Janice/Dave Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> Website is: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/il/kankakee/cemeteries/shrontz2.txt OldsJohn961M OldsGeorge962M12-4-1911 OldsRanson963M1-10-1859 OldsJane964F7-27-1916 OldsLucy1221F11-22-1852 OldsGideon1831M12-2-1902 OldsMary c.2181F1867-1937 OldsAbe2182M1862-1937.
Note: Portrait and Biographical Record of Kankakee Co., Illinois, (Chicago, L
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