Marshall A. Nance

From: McLeansboro Times, October 12, 1922


Marshall A. Nance was born in White County, Illinois, December 7, 1850, where he grew to manhood.  He died at his home in McLeansboro October 5th, 1922 at 5:00 p.m., aged 71 years, 9 months and 28 days.  He spent his entire life in White and Hamilton counties, except one year he lived in Ferguson, Missouri.

He was married to Hettie Dixon of Olney, Ill., in 1877, and to this union were born four children, namely: Mrs. Louella Williams, Fred C. Nance, Arthur J. Nance and Mrs. Della May French.  After his own children were grown, he and his good wife became a father and mother to two orphan children, Carrie Drew (now Mrs. Carrie Neal) and Navella Moore.

He professed faith in Christ 34 years ago, after which time he lived a consistent Christian life, showing his love for his Lord by his Christian conduct toward his family and his fellow men.  In his last illness, he never lost sight of the goodness of God, and when his sufferings were the greatest, he uttered a fervent prayer asking that he might be relieved of the great anguish and taken to Him who can sooth all pain.

He was a good neighbor, honored and respected by every one who knew him.

Besides his immediate family, he leaves to mourn their loss, four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hawthorne, Mrs. Harriet French, Mrs. Alice Nation and Miss Laura Nance, twelve grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services held at the First Baptist Church in McLeansboro, Sunday, October 8th, at 11 a.m. conducted by the Rev. John Baughman of Louisville, Illinois, assisted by the pastor Rev. R. L. Brandenburg.

The body was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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