Mary Birdsall

Mary (Danzi) Birdsall got her wish to be with God on March 15, 2016.

Mary was born on July 3, 1915, to Antonio and Donata (Civita) Danzi. She grew up in Oneonta, NY, and was predeceased by all eight of her brothers.

Mary was a member of the first graduating class of St Mary’s School in 1929 and graduated from Oneonta High School in 1933.

Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Oneonta and a member of the choir. She started singing in 7th grade. Mary did solos at the Church for special events such as weddings and funerals as well as participating in several musicals in the community.… Read the rest

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Zerviah Birdsall

Mrs. Zerviah Birdsall

BINGHAMTON–Mrs. Zerviah Birdsall died Tuesday night at 8 o’clock at her home, 114 Laurel avenue. She is survived by her husband, William O. Birdsall; two daughters, Mrs. Clermont Covert of Albany and Miss Harriett L Birdsall of this city, and a brother, A O Barnes of, Gilbertsville. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at her home. Burial will be In Floral Park cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers. 

The Binghamton Press (Binghamton, New York) 31 Apr 1924Read the rest

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Charles R. Danner, Sr

Charles R. Danner, Senior, of Norcross, Georgia, died August 13, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Opal Danner, sons Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Danner, Junior of Lawrenceville Georgia, and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Danner of Roanoke, Georgia. Four grandchildren and one great grandchild. National Cremation Society in charge of arrangements.

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Hayes R. Dalton, Jr.

Hayes R. Dalton, 50, Commerce Boulevard, Mound, died Wednesday. Services will be at 1:30 PM Saturday at Bethel Methodist Church, Mound, With Burial in Union Cemetery, Mound. Mr. Dalton was president of Apex Gear Company and formerly owned the Dalton Gear Company. He Also Owned the Mound Casino. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Chicago, the Zurah Temple, and the Minnetonka Shrine club. The review will start today at Seifert’s Mortuary, Mound.

Survivors include his wife, Winnifred; three daughters, Mrs. Roger Anderson, Mrs. William Niccum, and Sandra, all of Mound; eight sisters, and a brother. Memorials are preferred to the church or the Heart fund.… Read the rest

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William F. Traynor


FARMINGTON– Funeral services for William F. Traynor, 69, who died Monday evening in the home of his sister, Mrs. Eliza Williams, Peoria, will be conducted at the Anderson Funeral Home in Farmington Thursday afternoon at 1:30 PM with the Rev. Guy Longenbaugh of the Hannah City Methodist Church officiating. Burial is to follow in Smithville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening.

Mr. Traynor, former mayor of Hanna City, was born in Jackson, Ohio, July 12, 1884. He married Miss Maud Brewer, who died May 30, 1953. A veteran of World War I, He Was a Member of the Hannah City American Legion Post and the Hannah City Methodist Church.… Read the rest

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Albert Traynor


EAST GALESBURG–Albert Traynor, 81, of 203 E. 4th St., died Tuesday at 2:15 PM at cottage Hospital, Galesburg. He was born November 19, 1890 at Pittsburg, Kentucky. He married the former Anna Baxter March 17, 1911, at Canton. She died in 1961. He was a retired coalminer.

He is survived by a son Glen, East Peoria; three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Bertha) McCoy and Mrs. Cliff (Bernice) Lufkin, both of East Galesburg, and Mrs. Ralph (Beatrice) Bailey, Oquawka; a brother Charles Traynor, Peoria; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be Tuesday at 1:30 PM at Martin Funeral Home, Knoxville. Burial will be at Dunfermline.… Read the rest

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Joseph Traynor

Joseph Traynor, 644 Elmhurst, 76.  Survivors: Wife; son, Eugene, daughter, Mrs. Donalie Whitlock; brothers, Charles and Albert; 2 grandchildren.  Graveside services 10 AM Saturday Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery, Rev. James Campbell officiation.  Arrangements Lucas Funeral Home, 1321 Precinct Line Rd.  485-0555

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Ft. Worth, Texas)  19 Sep 1970

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Charles Roy Traynor, Sr.

Charles R. Traynor Sr., 73, a resident of 607 Jackson since 1928, died at 1:45 A.M. yesterday (04 Jun 1977) at Highview Nursing Center where he was admitted May 25.

He was born at St. Charles, Mich., March 11, 1904, a son of Patrick and Lacey Ann Rice Traynor, and married Mildred D. Lonsdale at Hanna City on April 15, 1922.

They moved to Peoria six years later and he owned and operated the ABC Laundry on Jackson St. 11 years.  Then he worked 19 years for the Peoria Board of Education, having charge of the laundry for physical education classes. … Read the rest

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Thomas H. Lonsdale

Thomas H. Lonsdale, 90, of 903 S. Adams St., retired farmer and coal miner, died at 6:30 PM at his home after a prolonged illness.  He lived in Peoria 25 years.  Born Nov. 17, 1860, he was a son of Henry and Ann Lonsdale, and married Lillian Manville in 1884.  She died some time ago.  Mr Lonsdale had been active in Pottstown Methodist Church and was one of the congregation instrumental in building the new church some years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Neva Middleton and Mrs. Charles Traynor, both of Peoria; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services are set for 10 AM Friday at Cumerford-Endsley memorial home, and interment will be in Limestone Cemetery. … Read the rest

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Mildred D. Traynor

FORT MYERS, FLA. – Mildred D. Traynor, 86, formerly of Peoria, died Thursday (Nov. 30, 1989) in Fort Myers, Fla. where she had lived since 1978.

Born Oct 9, 1903, in Pottstown to Thomas H. and Lillian L. Manville Lonsdale, she married Charles Roy Traynor on April 15, 1922, in Hanna City.  He died June 4, 1977, in Peoria.

Two daughters, one brother and one sister also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Charles R. Traynor, Jr., of Peoria; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Opal A.) Danner of Fort Myers, with whom she made her home; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.… Read the rest

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Vern E. Metz

The funeral for Vern E. Metz, 84, of 334 Avenue F, Hilltop Mobile Homes, Bloomington, who died at 10:50 PM Thursday (April 9, 1998) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, will be at 1 PM Monday at Metzler-Froehlich Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Richard J. Mick officiating. Burial will be in the Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the Memorial home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center, Bloomington.

Mr. Metz was born September 8, 1913, at Romeo, Michigan, a son of W. Edward and C.… Read the rest

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Frederick Metz Sr.

Frederick Metz Dead.

Funeral of Aged Livingston County Resident to be Held Today.

The funeral of Frederick Metz, Sr., who died Tuesday at the home of his son in Pleasant Ridge Township, will be held Friday from the Apostolic church in that township.  The deceased was about 89 years old and had resided in Livingston County since 1869.  His wife died about five years ago and since that time he has resided with his children.  He is survived by the following children: Frederick Jr., John, Samuel, Louis, William, and Mrs. Nicholas Welhermiller, of Pleasant Ridge Township; Amos of Forrest Township; Mrs.… Read the rest

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Verl Edna Thrush

Verl Edna Thrush, 90, of Louisa passed away at her home on Saturday, August 13, 2011. She was born November 8, 1920, in Forrest, Illinois to the late W. Edward and C. Ella Bollier Metz. Mrs. Thrush was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Louisa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Thrush, and her brother, Vern Metz of Bloomington, Illinois.

Mrs. Thrush is survived by her daughter, Joan E. Curtis, and her husband Carroll Top of Boyds, Maryland; her grandchildren, Kim E. Butler of Louisa, and Richard P. Wilz and his wife Heather of Charlotte, North Carolina.… Read the rest

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W. Edward Metz

W. Edward Metz, 69, of Forrest, IL, died at 9:05 PM Thursday at Fairbury Hospital, Fairbury, where he had been a patient for one day.  Mr. Metz collapsed while walking on a street here at 11 AM Wednesday and had been in critical condition with a heart ailment at the hospital.  He was brought to the Culkin Funeral Home.  Arrangements are incomplete.

Mr. Metz was born on January 27, 1885, at Forrest, a son of Samuel and Nettie Virkler Metz.  He married Ella Bollier May 25, 1910, at Forrest.  She died in 1949.  Surviving are one son, Vern, Forrest; one daughter, Mrs.… Read the rest

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Ruth M. Thrush

The funeral service for Mrs. Ruth M. Thrush, 69, of 2203 W. Starr St., co-owner of the Yale Hotel and the former Arion Hotel until 1955, will be at 1 PM Friday at the Endsley & Son Funeral Home, 1417 S. Stanley Street.  Burial will be in Smithville Cemetery.  The Rev. Scot Huson, Howett Street Christian Church, will officiate.  Friends may call from 4-9 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Thrush died at 6:55 AM Tuesday at Proctor Hospital where she had been a patient for three days.  She had owned and operated the two hotels for 18 years with her husband, Frank, whom she married in Peoria in 1921. … Read the rest

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Hannah Thrush

Mrs. Hannah Thrush, 89, widow of William J. Thrush and the oldest resident of Hanna City, died today.  She had lived in Peoria County for 85 years, being born in England.  Surviving are 4 daughters, three sons, 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Smithville Cemetery.

From the Jacksonville Daily Journal (Jackson, IL)  02 Jun 1950Read the rest

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Marcella Mary Thrush

Thrush, Marcella Mary, 59, of 627 21st Street East, Bradenton, died Wednesday (April 24th, 1974) at Manatee Memorial Hospital of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on April 21, 1974, on the DeSoto Memorial Bridge.  Born in Moline, Il to Leo & Johanna Miller, she came to Bradenton seven years ago from Peoria, IL.  Mrs. Thrush was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Moose Lodge Palmetto Auxiliary.  Mrs. Thrush is survived by a son Patrick R. of Bradenton, her father Leo Miller of Peoria, IL, and a brother, Robert Miller of East Peoria, IL.  She is preceded in death by her husband LeRoy, and mother Johanna Schell-Miller. … Read the rest

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