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Obituaries - Andrew Worthington

from the Mount Sterling (Brown County, Illinois) Message Feb. 7, 1923

Andrew Jackson Worthington was born in Brown County, IL on March 21, 1848. He died at his home in Mount Sterling IL Feb 1, 1923, aged 74 years 10 months and 10 days. About a year ago he had suffered a stroke and had been in poor health since that time.

In the fall of 1878, he went to Harian County, Nebraska, and on November 27, 1881, was united in marriage to Miss Tressia Irons on Sacramento, Nebraska. To this happy couple were born eleven children, eight girls and three boys.

 Those who are left to mourn his untimely death are the bereaved wife and six daughters: Mrs. Mary Bond of Ida Grove, Iowa; Mrs. Emma Bond of Ida Grove, Iowa; Mrs. Geneva Thompson of Rushville, IL. Mrs. Zola Bond of Ida Grove, Iowa; Mrs. Ruth Schriber of Britt, Iowa; and two sons, William Bradford and John Amos Worthington of Bushnell, IL; and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Brown of this city, and three brothers Peter and Orlando, of Timewell, and Marion Worthington of Trenton, MO also survive; and twenty-three grandchildren with a host of other relatives. Two daughters and a son preceded him to the great beyond.

All the children were present at the funeral except two daughters, Mrs. Schriber and Mrs. Thompson  The funeral was held at the family home Saturday morning at 10:30 conducted by Rev. Finnan on the Baptist Church interment in the Cross Roads Cemetery.

Contributed by Joyce Worthington Brewer