Francis Marion Upton

From: McLeansboro Times, January 15, 1925


Death has again visited our community and claimed another one of our much beloved and respected neighbors, Francis Marion Upton.  His death occurred January 9, 1925, after a long illness of eight weeks which he bore with great fortitude.

He was the son of David and Hannah Upton and was born in Hamilton county Nov. 16, 1839, aged 85 years, one month and 23 days.

He was united in marriage to Malasie Daily in 1861 and to this union four children were born, three of them with his companion having preceded him in death.  His companion died thirty years ago.  He has made his home with his son, Elvis, for about eighteen years.  He spent all of his life near where he was born and raised.  He leaves besides his only son, one sister, Nancy Tolly of Mt. Vernon, Ill., ten grand children and nineteen great, grand children with many other relatives and friends to mourn his death.

During his illness he was watched over by his family who administered to his wants and gave him all aid that was possible to be given but the Death Angel had called and he answered the call as every living one will have to do.  France as he was known will be greatly missed by all.

Short services were conducted at Mt. Pleasant by Walter Sanders and Ed Kiger.  The body was laid to rest at that place.

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