John William Wakenight

Died in his home in Mt. Morris on 2-10-1923, at age 70 yrs, 9 mths, and 8 days. The family emigrated to Polo, IL in 1856, when he was but four years old. He has lived in Ogle Co. ever since. He was united in marriage to Susan R. Strock on 5-24-1873. To this union nine children were born, of whom four died in infancy, Mary, Florence, Virgil, and Dela; another daughter, Mrs. Wm. Drumheller, died about four years ago.

Those whom are left to mourn are his wife, Harvey Wakenight or Oregon, Mrs. Chas. Drumheller, of Mt. Morris, S. M. Wakenight of Pine Creek, and Mrs. Goldie Paul of Mt. Morris. Three brothers also survive him, Theo. Wakenight of Omaha NE, Ed Wakenight of Sioux City IA, and Oscar Wakenight of Omaha NE, together with 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank their friends for their kindness and sympathy in their hour of sorrow. The funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Wakenight's daughter, Mrs. Jesse Paul, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. F. E. McCune. Burial was made in the old cemetery.

Contributed by Sharon Strow

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