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Thomas Binney

  • Birth 4 Feb 1861 Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 12 Oct 1932 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 127930416

Son of Walter Parkin Binney
& Christine Elizabeth (Webster) Binney

Married Ona Bowles on September 3, 1888 in Madison County, Illinois

From the Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, October 12, 1932, pages 1 & 2:
  Elmer O. Brown of 1119 St. Louis street this city, during a spell of despondency which has been noticeable among acquaintances for several weeks, ended his life by hanging himself at the family residence this morning. Three hours later, after his father-in-law, Thomas Binney of Springfield, was notified and prepared to come here, he had a heart attack which caused his death.
  Members of the relationship believe that Mr. Brown's worries through recent unemployment, after an active life of more than a quarter of a century, resulted in a temporary mental derangement and finally prompted plans of ending his life. While there was evidence of recent melancholia he had said nothing to foretell his plans.
  He arose shortly after 6 o'clock this morning and later went to he basement. Mr. Brown was found by his wife shortly before 7 o'clock. A small rope had been adjusted to one of the basement pipes and apparently he stepped from a chair. Strangulation resulted.
  Dr. R.S. Barnsback and others worked for two hours in attempts to re-establish respiration. Artificial means and use of a lungmotor both failed.
  Realizing his recover was impossible, word was sent to Mr. and Mrs. Binney, parents of Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Thomas Williamson, a sister of Mr. Binney, and Miss Marie Baird drove to Springfield to get them. No ill-effects had been observed after Mr. Binney had learned of the death. He dressed and gave a few final instructions when the attack came on. He died just before Mrs. Williamson arrived. Dr. Ben Hudson said death was due to heart trouble.
  No plans had been made at a late hour this afternoon for either funeral service.
  Mr. Brown was born on a farm south of Edwardsville on March 21, 1883 and observed his 49th birthday anniversary last spring. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Brown. He attended Goshen School and the Edwardsville High School. Later he attended a St. Louis business college. After finishing school he took a clerical position with American Car & Foundry Company, was later made purchasing agent and finally chief clerk. The plant suspended operation last spring. Mr. Brown had been connected with an insurance company since leaving work at Madison.
  On November 16, 1914, he was united in marriage with Miss Pearl Binney of Springfield. They have lived here since.
  The union was blessed with two children. They are Betty and Mary Jo Brown, both attending school here.
  For a number of years Mr. Brown served as an elder of the First Presbyterian Church.
  Mr. Binney is also a member of an old Madison County family for which Binney Station is named. His death is the third in his family within a year. Last October, a brother, Joseph Binney died at Blackwell, Okla., and during December another, Dr. Charles Binney passed away at Strawm, Tex.
  Mr. Binney was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Binney and observed his 72nd birthday anniversary on February 4, last. He spent nearly 50 years of his life at Binney Station. While living there he was married to Miss Ona Bowles of Worden.
  Moving to Springfield he was engaged as a grocer for a time and later a building contractor. More recently he was an assistant building inspector at the Illinois State Fair grounds.
  Besides his widow he is survived by four daughters and a son. They are Mrs. Jennie Bower, Mrs. Pearl Brown, Edwardsville; Mrs. Gladys Porter, Chicago; Mrs. Jessadee Ritchie, China Grove, S.C., and Walter Binney, Springfield.
  Two sisters and two brothers also survive. They are Mrs. Thomas Williamson, Edwardsville, Mrs. C.G. Elliott, Decatur, Dr. R.W. Binney, Granite City and Harry Binney, Binney Station.

Siblings:
John Binney
Walter Binney
Joseph Binney
Charles Binney
Elizabeth Elliott
Isabella Martha Williamson
Harry Binney
Robert Binney
Jessie Benn


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  • Added: 14 Apr 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 127930416
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Binney (4 Feb 1861–12 Oct 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127930416, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by TammyGღ (contributor 47011141) .