DECATUR DAILY REPUBLICAN 2/21/1889
THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DEATH OF JUSTICE I. O. EYMAN, WHICH OCCURRRED LAST NIGHT AT THE FAMILY RESIDENCE ON S UNION STREET WILL OCCASION NO SURPIRSE AS IT HAS BEEN GENERALLY KNOWN THAT HIS CONDITION HAS BEEN CRITICAL FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS. HE DIED AT 1 OCLOCK OF CONSUMPTION IN THE 42 YEARS OF HIS AGE.
ISAAC O. EYMAN WAS BORN NEAR BELLEVILLE, ST CLAIR COUNTY, ILL IN 1837. AT THE AGE OF 19 HE LOCATED WITH HIS PARENTS MR. AND MRS. ABRAHAM EYMAN NEAR HARRISTOWN, AND MARCH 20, 1861 AT SPRINGFIELD, ILL HE MARRIED MARTHA T. NESBITT. THE WIDOW AND SIX CHILDREN SURVIVE. THE ARE MRS. EMMA DAVIDSON, MISSES CLARA AND IDA EYMAN AND LEWIS, HARRY AND CHARLES EYMAN.
IN HIS LIFETIME MR. EYMAN ENGAGED IN BUSINESS AS A FARMER AND STOCK DEALER, REMOVING TO DECATUR WITH HIS FAMILY IN 1881. IN 1885 HE WAS ELECTED A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE WHICH OFFICE HE HELD AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. HE SERVED ONE TERM AS ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR. IN ALL HIS DEALINGS, MR. EYMAN WAS A SAFE AND CAREFUL MAN. SOCIALLY HE WAS GENIAL AND EVEN IN HIS SICKNESS HE LOOKED ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND WAS A MASON.
IN 1867 HE WENT TO CALIFORNIA FOR THE BENEFIT OF HIS FAILING HEALTH AND CAME HOME GREATLY STRENGTHENED BUT THE RELIEF WAS ONLY TEMPORARY.
FUNERAL OF ISAAC O. EYMAN
The funeral of the late Justice I.O. Eyman took place from the family residence on South Union street Sunday afternoon, attended by a large concourse of Masons, neighbors and friends. The Ionic Lodge of Masons had charge of the services, both at the residence and at the burial at Harristown, the master, W.J. Hostetler, directing the ceremonies in a very impressive manner, without the use of a ritual. At the house there were many floral offerings. The choir comprised Miss Anna Berry, Mrs. O.F. Spaulding, J.D. Templeton and Ralph Templeton, who sang "It is Not Death to Die" and "There is a Calm." Elder Pinkerton read a scriptual selection, offered a prayer and read a brief biographical sketch, after which the body was removed to the special train at the Wabash depot and taken to Harristown for interment. The train was one of two coaches and a baggage car and was filled with 80 Ionic and Macon Lodge Masons, the relatives and friends. At Harristown the remains were met by the members of Summit Lodge, No. 431, Masons, and friends of the family in that vicinity. The cortege formed and moved to the cemetery where the interment took place, the choir singing Pieyel's hymn, "Rest Weary Spirit" and chanting the Lord's Prayer. The pall bearers were J.N. Baker, W.R. Abbott, D.H. Heilman, H.F. May, George R. Bacon and I.N. Coo.
The relatives from a distance in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. A. Eyman, parents of the deceased, James Eyman and Miss Martha Averitt, Harristown; Hon. M.T. Stookey, of Belleville, Ill., cousin; Alonzo Eyman, of Colfax, Ill., and Owen Eyman, of Mc Pherson, Neb., cousins; Mrs. and Mrs. James Richardson and Mrs. Springer and Miss Nesbitt of Springfield.
Decatur Daily Republican, 18 Feb 1889
Abraham Eyman (1803 - 1890)
Clarissa McGuire Eyman (1802 - 1891)
Martha Thomson Nesbitt Eyman (1835 - 1904)*
Emma Eyman Davidson*
Helen M Eyman (____ - 1873)*
Ida Eyman Bixby (1868 - 1894)*
Lewis J Eyman (1827 - 1863)*
James M Eyman (1830 - 1918)*
Eleanor F Eyman Averitt (1833 - 1921)*
Nancy C. Eyman Anderson (1835 - 1910)*
Isaac Oliver Eyman (1837 - 1888)
Edward C. Eyman (1840 - 1863)*
John Eyman (1841 - 1883)*
Martha E Eyman (1843 - 1863)*
Henry Harden Eyman (1847 - 1913)*
Jerome Eyman (1849 - 1933)*
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Isaac married Martha Thompson Nesbitt on 6-20-1861 in Sangamon Co., IL.|
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