|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1841|
Kickapoo (Oak Hill)
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1929|
Son of Margorum & Sarah (Orr) Belford, husband of 1) Margaret Ellen German, m. Apr 27, 1867, & 2) 2nd husband of Susan E. Moore, m. Mar 10, 1904
FRANK BELFORD LAID TO REST HERE FRIDAY
Funeral services for Frank Belford, 88 years old Civil War veteran, of Peoria, who passed away last Tuesday at Seven Oaks sanitarium at Princeville, were held from the Princeville Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. J. F. Bliss in charge, assisted by Rev. A. B. Ryan. Interment was in the Princeville cemetery.
A large concourse of friends were present at the services and a delegation of G. A. R. men of the Bryner post of Peoria, of which Mr. Belford was a member, were also present and they performed the burial ritual of the G. A. R at the church. Those present from Peoria were: J. A. Meyers, A. F. Gilbert, J. S. Adams, W. M. Railsback, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Roberts and Haller Charles, and Emanuel Keller and Enost Frost of this place.
Frank Belford was born at Kickapoo, Peoria county, Illinois, August 13, 1841 and departed this life at Princeville, Illinois, October 22, 1929, aged 88 years and 2 months.
He was the son of Margium and Sarah Belford. Mr. Belford was of a family of three children, two brothers, George and William, having preceded him in death some years ago.
While he was not yet a young lad the family moved to a farm near Brimfield, were he grew to manhood.
At the call of Abraham Lincoln for 200,000 volunteers to put down the rebellion in the South, Mr. Belford went to Peoria, where he enlisted in the 77th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He remained in the army until the close of the war, under the command of General C. P. Grier and when honorably discharged from the service, held a commission of second lieutenant.
He returned to the Princeville community and on April 27 1867, he was untied in marriage to Helen Margaret German. To this union two sons Lewis Talbert and Harry, and two daughters, Zula, now Mrs. Henry Mahle, and Blanche, now Mrs. R. A. Whittaker, were born.
On February 3, 1903,Mrs. Belford passed away.
On March 3, 104, Mr. Belford was united in marriage to Mrs. Susan Moore, who with the children, survive him.
Mr. Belford was one of the pioneers of this vicinity, having spent practically his entire life in the vicinity of Princeville and his entire life in Peoria county.
He lived a good life, honest, sober and industrious. He was a good neighbor and a loving father and husband. He was a good citizen, and his influence was always directed for that which was to benefit most f the community in which he lived.
He was among the last of the grand army of '61 to '65, which made it possible for our country to continue, one and inseparable, and which gave the country a new birthday of freedom and a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Margoram Brelsford (1796 - 1870)
Ellen Margaret German Belford (1851 - 1903)
Susan Emeline Harker Moore Belford (1856 - 1930)
Talbert Lewis Belford (1868 - 1952)*
Blanche C Belford Whittaker (1875 - 1950)*
Harry Logan Belford (1885 - 1957)*
Margaret Belford Frye (1829 - 1901)*
William J Belford (1837 - 1909)*
Catherine Ann Belford Carroll (1839 - 1925)*
Franklin Belford (1841 - 1929)
George Washington Belford (1846 - 1916)*
Princeville Township Cemetery
Plot: Div E, Row 11, Lot 159
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Jan 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23858361