|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1855|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 1924|
Mrs. John B. STEVENS
January 16, 1924
AN EARLY COUNTY RESIDENT.
Mrs. J. B. Stevens to Illinois in a Prairie Schooner
Died Last Night After Long Illness
Mrs. J. B. STEVENS, 68 years of age, one of the early county residents, died last night at 7 o'clock in her home, 407 North Madison street, after a lingering illness of three years, and a last illness lasting since Friday February 11, 1920, she suffered a paralytic stroke and has been an invalid since that time.
She had been a resident of Illinois since she was three years of age and came here with her parents from Ohio in a prairie schooner in the same party of which the late Eason JOHNSON was a member. Her parents settled for a time in Clinton where her father, O. P. HAINES, conducted a cabinet shop, later moving to a farm south of Clinton, in Texas township, where the family resided many years.
Mary Ann HAINES, daughter of O. P. and Eva HAINES, was born near Columbus, Ohio, September 18, 1855. She had two brothers, both of whom are deceased. She married A. J. McABOY in 1870 and the family lived in Forrest, Illinois.
Eight children were born to the union, three of whom are deceased, Orlando and Cora dying in infancy and Anna at the age of 21 years. The surviving children are O. J. McABOY, 411 North Monroe street; C. L. McABOY, [Suisun] Suis An, Calif,; J. R. McABOY, 315 North Grant avenue; Ben McABOY, 201 West Webster street; and A. J. McABOY, 311North Madison street. Her husband died in 1895. She remarried to John B. Stevens of Clinton in 1896. No children were born to this union. Besides the children and her husband, she is also survived by her aged mother, Mrs. Eva HAINES, who is 91 years old and who resides with her grandson, A. J. McABOY, 311 North Madison street.
Mrs. Stevens was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church and during her active life was an untiring worker in the Rebekahs, the Ladies Auxiliary to the firemen and the Court of Honor. She enjoyed the love and esteem of all her friends and neighbors and bore her enforced confinement during the last years of her life with noble fortitude.
Definite funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow morning in The Journal.
January 17, 1924
Funeral for Mrs. Stevens will be at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the home with Dr. C. Harmon Johnson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Pall-bearers will be Charles GREEN, Theo HENDRIX, Joe JOHNSON, Thomas CACKLEY, Henry GRIFFIN and Harry GOWDY. burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Submitted by Lauren Roseman
Oliver P. Haines (1826 - 1912)
Eva McCumber Haines (1833 - 1925)
Arthur J. McAboy (1847 - 1895)
John B. Stevens (1868 - 1948)
Oliver James McAboy (1874 - 1937)*
John R McAboy (1878 - 1950)*
Ben J. McAboy (1883 - 1950)*
Arthur Jay McAboy (1887 - 1974)*
M Anna McAboy (1889 - 1910)*
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Originally Created by: The Secret Garden
Record added: Feb 03, 2014
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