|Posted By:||mary runyon hanshew|
|Subject:||Obits of Mr. & Mrs. George (Evaline Cady) Huffman|
|Post Date:||May 17, 2010 at 10:40:53|
|Forum:||Huffman Family Genealogy Forum|
From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
MRS. GEORGE LEE HUFFMAN
MAY 30, 1902
Formerly Evaline May Cady, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cady, in this city at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 1902, of consumption.
Deceased was born at Ash Grove, Iroquois county, this state, July 12, 1875, and when a child came with her parents to this place, where she attended the public schools and grew to womanhood. She was married at Pontiac November 2, 1900, to Mr. George L. Huffman, and after a short stay here they moved to Fairbury, where they made their home until the young wife, in ill health and slowly approaching th end, desired to return to her parental home, and she was brought here, but a few days thereafter passed to a peaceful and everlasting rest. Surviving to mourn her early death are her husband, father, mother, sisters, brothers and a circle of friends and acquaintances, but no children.
The funeral will be held from the Baptist church on Friday, May 30, at 2 p.m. the Rev. Eldridge officiating.
JUNE 13, 1902
Sunday's Chicago papers contained an Associated Press telegram dated Louisville, Ky., June 7, saying: "George Huffman, who came from Fairbury, Ills., this morning, committed suicide on a Pennsylvania train near New Albany tonight by taking morphine. He was found unconscious and taken to a hospital in New Albany, where he died."
George Huffman has many friends in this city, where he lived. On May 28 his wife died at the home of her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Cady, of this city, having been brought here from Fairbury where, Mr. and Mrs. Huffman had been living. Following Mrs. Huffman's funeral, Mr. Huffman went to Fairbury, where they had been residing, and departed from there on Saturday for his former home in southern Indiana. The last his friends here saw him he was apparently in good spirits, and they do not believe that he committed suicide, but surmise that he was taking morphine for an illness with which he was suffering, and accidentally took an overdose.
Huffman was employed for some time at the Chatsworth Brick and Tile Works. He was a young man of steady, industrious habit, and made many friends among his associates, who deeply lament his demise.