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Richard Mansill
Birth: Aug. 10, 1828
Death: Jan. 4, 1903

The monument is thought to represent the four pillars of the universe. Richard Mansill came to Rock Island with his parents from Staffordshire, England, at the age of 20. He first worked as a miner in Coaltown. He then, employing thrift and imagination, became involved in myriad interests, including a lumbar yard and coal mines of his own. He was also interested in countless matters concerning the natural sciences and was the author of many books about the origin and workings of the universe. Though his plan to create a museum to house his many interesting finds, as well as his written work was not realized before his death, he was able to publish considerable material, including an annual almanac, "The Almanac of Planetary Meteorology," which was published and circulated regularly throughout the U.S. and England for five years before his death. Mansill was known and respected throughout many scientific circles. Mr. Mansill died in 1930 at the age of 74, leaving a son, Tom. His wife, Julia Trekle Mansill had preceded him in death 40 years before. The three of them are buried until the monument, an unusual arrangement. 
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  Julian Mansill (1829 - 1860)*
  Thomas Mansill (1850 - 1923)*
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Chippiannock Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Oct 13, 2000
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