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 Nellie Bly <I>Churchill</I> Deakin

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Nellie Bly Churchill Deakin

  • Birth 21 Feb 1890 Fulton County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 14 Nov 1983 Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Memorial ID 83748027

Nellie Bly Deakin

PHOENIX, Ariz ----- Nellie Bly Deakin, 93, of Phoenix, Ariz. died early Monday [November 14, 1983] in Phoenix, Ariz. She lived in the Fiatt and Cuba area until moving to Arizona in 1954.
She was born Feb, 21, 1890, in Fulton County, the daughter of John B. and Mary (Manion) Churchill. She married Roy Deakin Jan. 22, 1914. He died May 4, 1970.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Fred Elmer Deakin, who was killed in World War II, four brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are one son, Don Justus Deakin of rural Cuba, one daughter, Gladys Sartoris of Phoenix, Ariz., six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Graveside services were to be today in Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz.

Canton Daily Ledger (Illinois)
Tuesday, November 15, 1983
Page 10

Transcribed by Linda Deakin Haynes

Post Note: Grandchildren include Patricia Sartoris DeBenon, Emma Sartoris Buchanan, and Maribel Sartoris Ockenfels all of Arizona and Richard Roy Deakin, Celia Mae Deakin Beam and Linda Kay Deakin Haynes all of Fulton County, Illinois

Family Members

Gravesite Details Roy and Nellie divorced.





  • Created by: Linda Haynes
  • Added: 20 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83748027
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie Bly Churchill Deakin (21 Feb 1890–14 Nov 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83748027, citing Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Linda Haynes (contributor 47639314) .