Newton J. Malone

From McLeansboro Times, Thursday, June 1, 1922


          Saturday morning, May 27, occurred the funeral of one of Hamilton County's most respected citizens, Newton J. Malone.

          The funeral took place at the south steps of the old home two miles east of McLeansboro.

          Mr. Malone was the proud father of eleven children, seven boys and four girls, all living.  The children are all married and are nicely started toward success in life.  We doubt if a more highly respected family can be found in our county.

          The funeral sermon was preached by Elder John B. Maulding, assisted by Elder R. L. Brandenburg.

           A male quartette from the Baptist church furnished the music, at the request of the mother.  The six oldest sons acted as pall bearers, carrying the body of their father to his last resting place, while the youngest son acted as support to his mother. 

           The floral offerings were beautiful and represented expressions of kindness of Mr. Malone's many friends.  A large crowd was in attendance to pay a last tribute of respect to the memory of this good man.  Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery, McLeansboro, Illinois.

          The following is an obituary sketch of Mr. Malone:  Newton J. Malone, son of W. L. and Mary V. Malone was born December 20, 1852 in Hamilton County, Illinois.  Departed this life May 25, 1922.  He was married January 16, 1874 to Mary Alice Nation, and to this union was born 11 children, Jurette May, William M., George E., Clarence J., Mary J., Roscoe, Samuel L., Bertha E., Earnest R., and Madaline and Felix.

          About thirty-five years ago he was converted at Logansport school house under the preaching of Rev. Woods and Uncle Abraham Hart.  Later he united with Beaver Creek Baptist church and was baptized by Elder John B. Tittle.  Through his long life he was blessed with good health, until May 10th, when he was forced to take his bed and passed away quietly May 25, 1922.  Aged 69 years, 5 months and 5 days.

          Brother Malone is held in high esteem in the community which he lived and died.  He expressed himself as being satisfied with his spiritual condition, and was ready to meet God.  He leaves many friends and relatives to mourn his loss, and all deeply sympathize with his bereaved family.

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