|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1876|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 1963|
Mrs. Ollie Ator, well known resident of this city, died Sunday morning about 8:20 at Illini Hospital where she had been a patient for three or four weeks. She had lived in the home of her son Wayne and family for some time previous to that.
Funeral services will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Sutter Chapel, conducted by Rev. Joe Maynard. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Mrs. Ator was formerly Nora Olive Black, daughter of John and Miranda Baker Black. She was the 11th child in a family of 16 children, and was born in Martinsburg township, March 31, 1876. When she was four years old the family moved to West Point school district where she attended her first school. Seven years later the family moved to Dutch Creek district where she went to school. She taught one term at Central, east of Summer Hill, better known as Paddyville.
The family moved to the Black Oak community and on August 4, 1897 Miss Black married Isaac Ator, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ator. The Blacks and Ators lived on adjoining farms. The newlyweds went to housekeeping on the Mrs. Annie Capps farm, and later bought the Capps 80 acres, plus 110 adjoining acres. In 1917 they built a beautiful country home. Mr. and Mrs. Ator were faithful workers in the Christian church at Pleasant Hill for 51 years. They held open house and celebrated their golden wedding August 4, 1947. The love, devotion and loyalty of the couple for almost 51 years was beautiful. For 18 years prior to his death they were members of a little community club in their neighborhood.
Mr. Ator died July 5, 1948, and she moved to Pittsfield in 1952. She was a member of the Leadership Training Institute of the Christian Church, where she attended until she became too frail.
Surviving are the son Wayne and wife of Pittsfield; a granddaughter, Mrs. Mildred Patterson of Galesburg, one grandson, Isaac Ator of Griggsville, and three great grandchildren, and five of the fifth generation; two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Sitton, 89, who makes her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Owen Hemphill of Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. Etta Lippincott, 88, of Tulsa, Okla., and two brothers, Oscar, 81 and Lewis Black, 85, of Washington. A grandson, Hayward Wayne Patterson preceded her in death January 8, 1950.
John Spangler Black (1838 - 1912)
Maranda Baker Black (1840 - 1923)
Isaac Ator (1873 - 1948)*
H. Wayne Ator (1898 - 1967)*
James Elliott Black (1858 - 1933)*
Laura Emma Black Stout (1867 - 1950)*
Hannah Elizabeth Black Stout (1871 - 1964)*
Nora Olive Black Ator (1876 - 1963)
Crescent Heights Cemetery
Created by: Kathy Robinson
Record added: Mar 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106239497
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