Monday, December 10, 2018

Joseph N. McNeil Related to Eli?

--Roberts Herald.  26 June 1918.
Today, while posting obits to the Lyman Township Cemetery Blog, I came across the obituary for Joseph Nelson McNeil.  Joseph was born in Adams County, Ohio in 1839 per the obit.  A coincidence that Eli McNeil's father, William Kirkpatrick McNeil, was also born in Adams County, Ohio?  Maybe a connection for the McNeil side.  The obit also describes family in the Dakotas, I believe Hattie and Eli lived in South Dakota at some time during the marriage.  Does anyone know this McNeil connection?  Email me at  Curious.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Robert McNeil Family

Robert & Geraldine (Cutler) McNeil were married 28 December 1941 in Rankin, Illinois.  They have two daughters, Susan and Margaret. 
Robert McNeil is the son of Eli T. McNeil and Harriet (Arnold) McNeil.  Harriet is the daughter of Amos and Lora (Johnson) Arnold.

--Buried Lyman Township Cemetery, Roberts, Ford County, Illinois.
--Roberts Herald.  31 December 1941.

 --Newspaper Clipping.
--Newspaper Clipping.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Lovicy Lobdell Arnold's Parents

The parents of Lovicy Lobdell.  Lovicy is the mother of Amos Arnold.  Married 5 December 1805 in Danby, Vermont.

--Vermont Vital Records.  1720-1908.

Friday, November 23, 2018

McNeil - West Wedding

At the home of the bride's parents, on East Green Street in Roberts, Friday evening, July 10, 1925, at 6:30 P.M. Miss Ellen McNeil was married to Mr. Merton West of Paxton.  Rev. John T. Killip, pastor of the Roberts, M. E. Church, officiating.
The rooms were beautifully decorated with flowers and leaves, and an arch of the same construction hung over the alter where the vows were said.  Miss Mary Carolyn White of Decatur sang, "Indian Love Call," after which the wedding march was played by Miss Eulalia Mullens of Decatur.  During this the bride and groom accompanied by the pastor marched down the stairs and into the presence of about sixty guests who had assembled to do honor to the occasion.  The bride was attired in white georgette over blue satin with a veil and head band of silver and orange blossoms. She carried a gorgeous corsage of roses.  The groom wore the conventional blue.  The ceremony was beautifully simple and neatly performed.
Then followed an elaborate dinner consisting of baked potatoes in half shells, creamed chicken in Sweedish timbles, rolls, butter, olives, pickles, ice tea, and salad, ice cream in the shape of wedding bells, and angel food cake.  The wedding cake which was served was heart shaped and was attractive in appearance as well as delicious in quality.
Mr. and Mrs. West left for a two week bridal tour after which they will be at home to their many friends at Paxton where Mr. West is employed in the Paxton State Bank.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. McNeil of Roberts and has lived in this community nearly all her life.  She graduated from the R. T. H. S. and later from the Milliken University at Decatur.  She is one of the most popular young ladies of Roberts.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George West of Thawville.  He is a capable young man and stands high in the esteem of the public wherever he is known.  The many friends of both extend congratulations.

--Roberts Herald.  15 July 1925.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Chester Dillon Obit

--The Pantagraph.  Bloomington, Illinois.  23 October 1971.

Lulu Pearle "Pearle" McNeil is the oldest child of Eli T.and Harriet (Arnold) McNeil, Harriet (Arnold) McNeil is the oldest child of Amos and Lora (Johnson) Arnold).  Pearle McNeil married Chester Dillon August 11, 1915.  Chester and Pearle eventually landed in Birmingham, Alabama, where Chester had accepted a position as instructor and coach in a prominent educational institute.  The winter of 1920, Eli, Hattie, and Pearle's sister, Ellen, went to Birmingham to visit at the home of Chester and Pearle.  Pearle became ill with influenza while her family was visiting at her home, and they were with her when she died February 12, 1920.  She was 32 years old.

--Newspaper Clipping.
The Kendrick Family Album notes Pearle was pregnant at the time of her death.  Pearle is buried in Lyman Township Cemetery.
Chester later married Martha R. Keith.  They had two children:  Robert and Patricia.

Eli T. McNeil Bio

Eli Thomas McNeil was born on a farm near Normal, Illinois, on November 4, 1859. 
Eli's parents are William Kirkpatrick McNeil, who was born 12 May 1819 in Adams County, Ohio and mother, Susan Baird (Smith) McNeil, who was born 21 July 1818 in Ohio.

William and Susan McNeil are buried at East White Oak Cemetery in Kansas Township, Woodford County, Illinois, which is located near Peoria and Eureka, Illinois.

--Photos from Find-A-Grave (FAG)

Above:  1860 United States Federal Census from Kansas Township in the county of Woodford in the state of Illinois.

Eli McNeil's Siblings:
John Campbell
Mary Ester
Cynthia Ann
William Lewis
Robert McElvanis
Washington Smith
Willson Dennis
Cary David

John Campbell McNeil served with Co. C. 33rd Illinois Regiment during the Civil War.
** Ancestry Note:  William Kirkpatrick McNeil died in Schuyler Falls, Clinton County, New York August 31, 1891. 
Wonder why he was there when he died.


Elma (Arnold) Cook.
Again, individual image I cropped from large Arnold family photo.  Will do until I find a better photo.

--K. Family Photo Album.

Tom Tarvin

I tried to grab this out of an Arnold group photo.  I'll try to get better photo of him.

--K. Family Photo Album.

Arnold Group Photo

Back Row Left to Right:  Tom Tarvin, Mary Tarvin, Orie Cook, Cora (Yackee) Arnold, Visitor, Pearle (McNeil) Dillon, Hattie (Arnold) McNeil.
Middle Row Left to Right:  Beckie (Zwig) Arnold, Elmie (Arnold) Cook, Visitor, Amos Arnold, Lora Arnold, Seba (Arnold) Linn holding Frances Linn, Seward Arnold.
Front Row Left to Right:  Bob McNeil, Louis Arnold, Ellen McNeil, Murel (?) Tarvin, Elizabeth Cook, Helen Tarvin, Marguerite Linn, Jack Linn.

--K. Family Photo Album.

Phebe (Leete) Parkhurst

Possible information link for Phebe (Leete) Parkhurst.  Phebe Leete is the mother of Phebe (Parkhurst) Cane, wife of Thomas Arnold (1).  Found this link on Ancestry.

Internet Archive Address.

Irish Settlement Road