Rev Henry Wilmore
(From Monday's Daily Register.)
The Rev. Henry Wilmore (sic) died at his home on South Twelfth street at
11:30 this morning, death being attributed to inflammation of the stomach.
He is survived by his wife and several children.
He was a verteran (sic) of the Civil war (sic) and in his 75th year.
Mr. Wilmore (sic) was a minister of the Free Will Baptist church.
The funeral will be held Wednesday. The burial party will leave the Wilmore
home at 9 a. m. for New Hope cemetery, where burial will be had at 11 o'clock.
Weekly Register, Mt. Vernon, IL,
Wednesday, April 17, 1918, p. 2, col. 2
Rev. Henry Willmore of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, was born in Coffee county,
Tenn., Aug 11, 1844 , died April 15 at his home on South Twelfth street.
He was married to Miss Harriet E. Adkins of Tamaroa, Illinois, May 1862.
To this union eleven children were born to which three, Orlando, Curtis
and one in infancy having preceded him to the great beyond.
Mrs. Harriet Willmore, wife and mother of the bereaved children, died
July 29, 1905. In May of 1906, Bro. Willmore was married to Mrs. Dora
Willmore of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, who was a faithful and loving companion to him in
health and through all his sickness, and who also is left to mourn her loss,
but her loss is heaven's gain. Those of his children left to mourn the loss
of a good and noble father are, Fannie Brenning, Cynthie Amith and Bessie
Wengemajker of Cleveland, Ohio, Sarah Bever of Hillsborough, Ind., Eliza
Fitzjerles of Ina, Ill., John of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Gabe of Decatur, Ill., Dave of
Sullivan, Ill., and a stepdaughter Mrs. Stella Jenkins of Mt. Vernon, Ill., whom
he loved as his own child.
In 1862, he joined the Union army (110th Ills.) in which he remained
until the close of the war. Professed faith in Christ about thirty years ago,
three years later was ordained as a minister of the gospel in the Free Baptist
church, of which he has been a true and faithful servant.
Bro. Willmore lived a life that we will do well to imitate; among his
last words to his children were "may they remember the dying words of their
mother and prepare to meet us in the Holy City."
He leaves not only a good wife and children to mourn their loss but a
host of friends, while we mourn our loss we feel sure our loss is his eternal
Funeral services were conducted at New Hope church, east of Ina by Rev.
W. R. Spurlock, assisted by Rev A. D. Clinton.
Internment at Hope Cemetery.
Source: Mt. Vernon, IL, Weekly Register p. 2 col. 3
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 1918
Submitted by Kay Robinson