|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1855|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1911|
J. O. Cline, a former well known resident of this city, died yesterday evening at Martinsville, and the remains will be brought here tomorrow, Friday, for interment in the Neoga cemetery. The subject of this sketch was born at Pittsburg, Penn., March 10, 1855. Was married to Lillian A. Dunlap at Monticello, Minnesota, Nov. 3, 1886. Became a member of the Masonic Order over 30 years ago at Tolono, Ill. Died at Martinsville, Ill., Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1911, aged 56 years, 9 months and 10 days. Mr. Cline was well known here and both he and his family were highly respected by our people. Mrs. Cline and daughter, Marguerite, arrived here Friday with the remains of the husband and father. They were met at the I. C. Station by a large number of friends and an escort of members of the Masonic Order. The remains were taken to the Neoga cemetery, where interment was made according to the Masonic ritual. Judge Gassoway, district deputy, of Martinsville, officiating. Those present from out of town were: Judge Gassoway, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. McNary, Mrs. G. L. Bryden and Mrs. Dr. Doak of Martinsville; Mrs. Jacob Zimmerman of Effingham, N. M. Burt and J. C. Jordan of Champaign. Mr. Cline had been afflicted with a bad cough for years, from which he had recovered, only a few months after moving with his family to Arkansas. His death was caused by intestinal cancer, which caused intense suffering until he was relieved by death. Mrs. Cline and four children, Menzo, Marguerite, John and Lockie and Mrs. McNary, a sister, survive. Menzo is teaching in Arkansas and marguerite is teaching in Martinsville. Mrs. Cline is determined, if possible, to save her homestead in Arkansas until a new railroad is headed that way, which will make it very valuable.
Lillian Dunlap Cline (1862 - 1939)
Neoga Memorial Cemetery
Maintained by: Ed Oliver
Originally Created by: James E Heidlebaugh
Record added: Jul 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55075253
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