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 Dessie <I>Hamsher</I> Vigus

Dessie Hamsher Vigus

Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Death 27 Jul 1926 (aged 45)
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 10 lot 169
Memorial ID 81885473 · View Source
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Name: Dessie Hamsher Vigus
Death Date: 27 Jul 1926
Death Place: Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 27 Aug 1880
Birthplace: Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois
Father: Barney K. Hamsher (Barnet)
Father's Birth Place: Newberg, Penn.
Mother: Cecelia A. Elwood
Mother's Birth Place: Little Falls, New York
Occupation: At home
Residence: Decatur, Ill. Street
Spouse: James Vigus
Burial Date: 29 Jul 1926
Digital Folder Number: 4008174
Image Number: 2701
Film Number: 1613439
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: cn28436 rn456

James Vigus and Dessie Hamsher married June 16, 1903 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL

Decatur Herald 7/28/1926

Mrs. Dessie Hamsher Vigus died in Macon county hospital Tuesday morning at 9:30 oclock where last Thursday she had submitted to a surgical operation for relief from appendicitis. From the effects of that she was seemingly making recovery until Tuesday morning when she suffered a relapse from which she could not rally.
Dessie Hamsher was born in Decatur, the daughter of Barney K and Cecila Hamsher, practically all of her life has been passed in this city where she attended school and was graduated from Decatur high school Soon after her graduation she was married to James B. Vigus of Paris, Texas. She resided in that city until after the death of her husband in 1907 when she returned to Decatur to make her home.
In her large circle of acquaintances Dessie Vigus was a favorite . She was blessed with keen intellect, a happy disposition and a ready wit that was the delight of her intimates. In recent years the major portion of her time has been given to companionship to her aged mother because of which she was not at liberty to a social life as formerly but she never lacked for social life for her friends knew that they would find her in her home where she had many callers. They were friends from primary school .
Mrs.Vigus was a member of the First Methodist church. She leaves her brother Harry Hamsher of E.St.Louis and her mother Mrs.Cecelia Hamsher, 738 W. William.
The body was taken to the undertaking rooms of Brintlingers funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 Thursday morning in the family home on W.William'

obituary furnished by Janet Donner

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  • Created by: Donna Kemp & Teri Libell
  • Added: 12 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81885473
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dessie Hamsher Vigus (27 Aug 1880–27 Jul 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81885473, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Donna Kemp & Teri Libell (contributor 47069743) .