Grave of Harry W. Mott

Harry W. Mott
August 7, 1849 - March 20, 1892
Springhill Cemetery - Danville, IL

"The remains of Harry W. Mott arrived in the city last night from Fairbanks, Fla. and taken to the home of Mrs. Lamon, North and Pine Streets.  Funeral today, burial at Springhill. Pallbearers Messrs R.D. McDonald; J.W. Dale; C.L. English; E.J. Palmer; W.T. Cunningham and A.R. Samuels."

From The Danville Daily News - March 25, 1892

Death of Harry W. Mott

"A telegram was received yesterday at 7 p.m. by Miss May Lamon, from Mrs. Harry Mott, sent from Callahan, Fla., yesterday afternoon, stating that the remains of her husband were on their way to Danville for interment in Springhill cemetery.  They were accompanied by Mrs. H. W. Mott, Mrs. and Miss Mott, mother and sister of deceased, and Mrs. M. B. Lamon and C. E. Lamon, all of whom were present at the bedside of the deceased when death came.  The time of death was not stated, but it is supposed to have been Sunday afternoon or night.

If all connections are made, the funeral party will arrive here tomorrow morning at 7:10 via the C. & E. I. fast train.  If not, tomorrow afternoon at 2:35.

Arrangements for funeral will be made after the arrival of the party, due notice of which will be given in the daily papers of the city.

A more extended notice of the death of the deceased will be published hereafter.

From: Evening Commercial - Wednesday March 23, 1892

Funeral of Harry W. Mott

The remains of Harry W. Mott arrived here via the Chicago & Eastern Illinois railroad at 1:30 a.m. from Fairbanks, Florida, accompanied by Mrs. Mott, Mrs. M. B. Lamon, and were taken to the residence of Mrs. Lamon, corner of North and Pine streets, where the funeral occurred this afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, Rev. C. H. Little, of the First Presbyterian church, officiating.  The pallbearers were Messrs. Robert D. McDonald, Chas. L. English, John W. Dale, Chas. C. Palmer, W. T. Cunningham and A. R. Samuels.  The remains were placed in the Dr. Fithian vault until a suitable lot can be selected - when the remains will be privately interred.

The deceased died at Fairbanks Sunday morning after a lingering illness.  The of deceased up to a few hours of dissolution was clear.  He had arranged his earthly affairs and awaited the summons which he knew was soon to come, with that calmness and resignation, possessed only by those who are fully prepared.   His widow, mother, sister and brothers, and other relatives, have the sincere sympathy of legions of friends who knew Harry only to love and respect him for his kindness of heart and other good qualities.

From: Evening Commercial - Friday March 25, 1892

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