Thomas McGhee

*Contributed by Joseph W. Hall.  Thanks, Joseph!

From Times-Leader, June 16, 1955

Thomas McGhee.  The son of Moses and Mary McGhee born in Flannigan Township, Hamilton County, Ill. April 11, 1877, departed this life June 9, 1955 at the Pierce hospital in Eldorado, Ill., age 78 years and 2 months.  He was united in marriage with Miss Connie Flannigan on July 20, 1889.  To this union three children were born, two sons, Cloyed of Flora, Ill. and Vernon T. of Bartlesville, Okla., one daughter Mrs. Beulah McFarland of Elgin, Ill.

He has spent his entire life near his place of birth. His parents were among the early settlers of our county.  He was well educated and was ever ready to help any worthy cause.

He leaves to mourn the above named wife and children, two grand sons Terry and Truman McGhee, three sisters, Mrs. Florida Smith of McLeansboro, Mrs. Letha Waller and Mrs. Viola Cardwell of Marion, Indiana.

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