|Birth: ||Dec., 1864, USA|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1930|
[daughter of Richmond & Mary (Borger) McKee?] wife of Henry J. Cheesman, married Sep 25, 1889.
MRS. H. J. CHEESMAN DIED EARLY SUNDAY
The entire community was thrown into grief last Sunday morning, when it became known that Mrs. Henry J. Cheesman on of its most highly esteemed matron had passed away at about 5 o'clock that morning at her home on Santa Fe street. Mr. Cheesman had been in failing health for over a year, but her fatal illness followed a slight stroke, which she suffered several weeks ago. For a time it was thought she was improving, but the past week she gradually became weaker and passed peacefully away just at the approach of day, Sunday. While he death was not wholly unexpected, yet it was a great shock to her relatives and numerous friends, as well as the immediate family.
When it became apparent early in the week that she was becoming weaker, her daughter, Mrs. Morris and her little daughter, Marilyn Jean of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma were sent for and they, with the husband and father, and other close relatives were at her beside during the last remaining days.
In the passing of Mrs. Cheeseman, the Princeville community suffers the loss of one of its most beloved and highly esteemed citizens. She was a friend to and a great lover of little children. She counted her friends by the scores and made friends with all through her kindly ways and generous nature. She was a good woman, who by her beautiful Christian life, which was filled with a deep love for fellowmen, set an example that might be well for all to follow.
Mrs. Cheesman was a faithful member of the local Presbyterian church and a great worker in all its departments. Strong in her belief, yet she was tolerant of other of a different belief. She was truly followed in the footsteps of her Savior and has no doubt reaped the reward, which comes from living a good life and holy life.
She will be sorely missed by her loving husband and daughter, as well as by all her relatives and entire community. Her passing has left a vacant place in the life of the community, which can never be filled, and it the church, to which she was so faithful, as well as in the home, she was loved so dearly
Funeral services for Mrs. Cheesman were held at the Presbyterian church in Princeville on Tuesday afternoon, November 25,in charge of the pastor, Rev. A. B. Ryan, assisted by Rev. John Acheson of Princeville, a former pastor of the local church. Interment was in the Princeville cemetery.
The husband, Henry J. Cheesman was unable to attend the funeral, as he developed the flu Monday evening and was carrying a high temperature on Tuesday.
Mary H. McKee was born in Selby township, Bureau county, Illinois, December 2, 1864 and departed life at Princeville, Illinois, November 23, 1930, at the age of 65 years, 11 months and 21 days.
She was united in marriage to Henry J. Cheesman at Arlington, Illinois on September 25, 1889. Mr. and Mrs. Chessman moved to Princeville, Illinois, in 1892, and made their home here since that time.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, H. J. Cheesman; one daughter, Mrs. Mae Jean Morris and a little granddaughter, Marilyn Jane Morris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Smith of Princeton, Illinois, Mrs. Elizabeth Tompkins of Harvey, Illinois and Mrs. Bertha Neill of Princeton, Illinois; two brothers, L. C. McKee of Galesburg, Illinois and William McKee of Elgin, Illinois.
Mrs. Cheesman was united with the local Presbyterian church on March 1, 1894. She was an active member of the Women's Missionary Society, the Ladies' Aid Society and W. C. T. U. She also was a charter member of Union Grove Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Cheesman was a woman who could always be counted upon in any forward movement, which was for the advancement of her community. She believed in putting "First Thins First." Next to her home came her church. She was active and regular in all its service up until the very last. She has said "goodbye" to us to join that noble Company with whom she has worked and associated these past several years. She knew in whom she had beloved and knew that He was able to save that which had committed unto Him against that day. Her faith was triumphant "I shall not die, but live" (PS 118:17)
Henry J Cheesman (1861 - 1943)*
Princeville Township Cemetery
Plot: Div E, Row 11, Lot 75 south
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Mar 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25396096
Added: Oct. 21, 2011