Grave of May Lamon

May Lamon
April 10, 1856 - March 13, 1926
Springhill Cemetery - Danville, IL


Passes Away At Home On
West North Street:
Funeral Monday Afternoon.

Miss May Lamon, a member of one of Danville's pioneer families, died at her home, 302 West North Street, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.  She had suffered for two years from a painful illness, but bore her suffering with marked cheerfulness and without complaint.

She was the daughter of Brown Lamon and Melissa B. Lamon, both members of pioneer Danville families, and the granddaughter of Dan Beckwith, who surveyed and laid out the and for whom it was named.  Her entire life was spent in the house where she was born and no one entered that house without feeling there was a real home.

Her feeling for the solidarity of the family was unusually strong and extended to the most distant branches.   To her friends, she was loyal.  Of..........since to know her was to love her.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura D. Bird, widow of Senator Bird, of Wisconsin, politician and lumberman who died in 1912.  Since that time, Mrs. Bird has made her home with Miss Lamon.

Funeral services will be held at the home Monday at 2 o'clock.  Rev. M. E. Willard will have charge assisted by Rev. Ralph B. Hindman of the First Presbyterian church.

From The Danville Commercial-News - Saturday March 13, 1926

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