I'm looking for information on a Mr. & Mrs. Charles Creel that lived around Macomb, Il in 1883. Seems in Aug of that year my Great Grandmother went to live with them for a while according to the obit of the husband of the family that took her in when her mother died. I've not been about to find out anything about her from this time till around 1897 or so when she marries my Great Grandfather William Franklin Courtney (guess on birthdate of my grandfather in 1898-9). Below is Lewis Robinson's obit where I got this information and his wife was Lurana Frisbie Robinson.
Macomb Journal, Thursday, August 2, 1883 - Poverty - Death - The Poor House
A pitiful case of sickness came to as can is the third ward of this city Sunday night last, in the death a man named Lewis Robinson, who, with his wife and adopted daughter, six years of age, have been living in circumstances of sorest need for some time. They came to Macomb something over a year ago from Schuyler County; Robinson was in poor health, and for sometime, we hear, canvassed as a book agent; finally his disease, consumption, advanced so fat that he was unable longer to make a livelihood; the wife, having to wait upon her husband, could not earn any money, and cruel want was added to sickness. Through pride, we learn, they did not call on the Supervisor, and it was only about a week ago that the neighbors knew of their absolute hunger. During last week dysentery attacked the already consumptive man, and Sunday died. He was buried Monday. Mrs. Robinson, while waiting on her husband, was also taken with dysentery
and was very ill when her husband died. There being no relatives to take care of the
woman, Supervisor Imes conveyed her to the county house, where she will be cared for until she recovers. The little girl was taken by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Creel, living east of town.
Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated.
-- Jim Lowary