|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1897|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 1936|
Earnest Francis Grubaugh was born in 1897 in Traer, KS to John Francis Grubaugh and Elizabeth Ann Storer. Although the usual spelling of Earnest is without the "a", this Earnest spells his name that way in his World War I draft registration and it also appears that way in his obituary. He was the 6th of their 8 children. Even though Earnest and his next two siblings were born in Kansas, his family left Kansas and returned to Illinois shortly after the death of the eighth sibling, unnamed. He was raised in Buda, IL. He married Gladys C. Hill on 24 May 1923 in Rolla, Phelps, MO. Earnest and Gladys had 3 children - Harold K. Grubaugh (1924-1972), Lucille G. Grubaugh Lokey (1927-2007), and Ina Mae Grubaugh (b.1934). Like many of his brothers, Earnest worked for the railroads. He died in 1936 from pneumonia. In 1940, Gladys is found in Aurora, IL with the three children.
His obituary is as follows:
Obituary - Buda Plain Dealer, July 16, 1936
Earnest Francis Grubaugh
Earnest Francis, son of John and Elizabeth Grubaugh, was born in Traer, Kansas, on Nov. 17, 1897, being 38 years, 7 months and 22 days at the time of his death.
He came to Buda as a small boy and attended school here, graduating from high school with the class of 1916. Desiring to engage in railroad work he entered the employ of the C. B. & Q. Railroad and became one of their most trustworthy and dependable employees.
On May 24, 1923, he was united in marriage to Miss Gladys Hill, daughter of the late Mrs. Nellie Edwards, in Rolla, Missouri. After residing in Buda for three years, the family moved to Aurora, where he continued in his chosen work.
Mr. Grubaugh was sick less than a week, suffering with several carbuncles, when pneumonia developed and he passed away at his home early Thursday morning, July 9.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow and three children, Harold, 12, Lucille, 9, and Ida Mae, 1 1/2 years, of Aurora; his aged mother, Mrs. John Grubaugh, one sister, Mrs. Blanche Madsen, on Buda; a brother, George, of Ottawa; besides a number of nieces and nephews. His father and five brothers preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Aurora Baptist church, the Modern Woodman and Royal Neighbor lodges. He was a dutiful son and a loving husband and father, his family and home were always first to him. He was an upright and a most desirable citizen, and will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held from the Buda Methodist church Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. Leroy W. Ellis, a former pastor of the deceased, now of Sandwich, in charge. With Miss Mabel Turner as accompanist, a male quartet composed of Durward Crisman, Dayle Foster, J. N. Arnold and Max Akin, sang. The bearers were Theodore Horton, Earl Foster, Dayle Foster, Harold Foster, Max Akin and J. N. Arnold, with the employees of the C. B. & Q. Railroad, who were present from Aurora as honorary bearers. Interment was in Hopeland cemetery.
Among those who came from a distance to be present at the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. George Grubaugh and family of Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Larson, and Shirley and Bobbie Grubaugh, and Mr. and Mrs. Will Timmerman, Moline; Mr and Mrs. Clyde Day and Family, Rock Island; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hill, Fulton; Gerald McCans and two children, Osceola; Mrs. Nellie Packer, Toulon; Mrs. Fannie Wedding, Kewanee; Geroge Edwards, Neponset; Alvin Stone, Batavia; Mr. and Mrs. Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Blankenship, Mrs. Sadie Engel, Ottawa; Mr. and mrs. Charles Dorrance, Moline; Rev. and Mrs. L. W. Ellis and sons, Sandwich; Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, Streator; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stinson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stinson, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Aagner and children, Mr. and Mrs. D. Tarbos, Lester Hill, H, Keil, E. Hawking, A. A. Osser, D. Jamie, J. Card, William Heffelfinger, William Pauley, L. Fields, J. DeMerrithe, J. Cyrys, Aurora.
John Francis Grubaugh (1851 - 1933)
Elizabeth Ann Storer Grubaugh (1861 - 1939)
Gladys C. Hill Van Buskirk (1905 - 1984)*
Harold Kenneth Grubaugh (1924 - 1972)*
James Washington Grubaugh (1884 - 1931)*
Harry Leonard Grubaugh (1887 - 1905)*
John Thomas Grubaugh (1890 - 1921)*
Blanche Mae Grubaugh Madsen (1892 - 1963)*
George William Grubaugh (1895 - 1968)*
Earnest Francis Grubaugh (1897 - 1936)
Oscar Nelson Grubaugh (1899 - 1930)*
Infant (son) Grubaugh (1902 - 1902)*
Created by: Richard Holmes
Record added: Sep 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96976385