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11 Jabez Capps Obituary The following 1896 obituary was submitted ~ Jabez Capps Birth: Sep. 9, 1796 London, England Death: Apr. 1, 1896 Mount Pulaski ~ The Evening Bulletin - Decatur ~" April 2, 1896 ALMOST A HUNDRED YEARS Death of Jabez Capps, the oldest man Cen- tral Illinois died at 10:56 a.m. Wednesday at his home in Mt. Pulaski. Had he lived until N September he would have been 100 years of age. O Some time ago, however, he was afflicted to O with a gangrenous affection, which cut short to his life. His death has been expected for sev- o eral days. Mr. Capps came of a long-lived family. He was born in London, England, on September 8, 1796 and was one of the oldest of ten chil- dren. His father died in London at the age of 60 years and his moth- er died in 1857 at she age of 87 years. He has four brothers surviving him and they are aged 75, 81, 83, and 87. Of his own family he has six children liv-" ing, thirty-nine grand children, and twenty- seven great grand children. He left his home in London at the age of 21 years, embarking in the clipper ship, Mary Ann, for Liverpool, sailing from there'to Bos- ton. His objective point was Philadelphia, but he first went to New York and afterwards, with only seven dollars in money, he walked to Philadelphia.That place did not suit him and he Walked to Pittsburg. About 1817 he embarked there in a flat boat and went to Cincinnati, where his brother, Eb- enezer, joined him and together they went into the shoe business. Then they moved on to St. Louis, where they worked for a shoe-man. In 1,819 they came to Sangamon County, where Mr. Capps taught in one of the first to the paper. schools. One of his pupils, Prudie Ann Staf- ford became his first wife. She died in 1836. He then married Elizabeth Baker, who died in 1887. In the spring of 1819 the brothers went to Calhoun, a small town near Springfield, and there they opened a second hand store. At one time in Springfield he owned much of what is now the most valuable real estate there including the site of the state capitol. That land involved him in a lawsuit and Abraham Lincoln was his attorney. In 1833 he paid his first visit to Chicago. Accompanied by his wife and two sons he drove through from Springfield by way of Peoria. Chicago was then known as Fort Dearborn. It took a week to make the journey. His -last visit to that city was in 1893 when he was an honored guest at the dedication of the White City. In 1836 with Dr. Barton Robinson and E.W. Turley he laid out the village of Mt. Pulaski. Lincoln always stopped with Mr. Capps when he visited the town, and one of the deceased most valued treasures was a Daguerre-type of the martyred president which was given him by Lincoln himself. The funeral will be held Thursday at the residence in Mt Pulaski and the interment will be in the cemetery there. Florida teenager's Facebook post ended up costing her father $80,000 because it revealed he broke a court ordered confidentiality. ZONING BOARD MEETS APRIL 8 Mt Pulaski Zoning Board will meet 6 PM Tuesday April 8 in the City Council Chambers, Mt Pulaski City Hall, to consider Willie Rentmeister's request for approval of a new house - or an addition to the present house - at 502 E. Cooke St. (Cooke & Scott Sts.) Proposal submitted to the City does not comply with Mt. Pulaski City Ordi- nance 10-5-2c. Logan County Cemetery District 1238 1850th St - Lincoln Tom Skelton - Superintendent 217-732-2372 Logan County Cemetery District Will Remove All Winter & Christmas Decorations and start the Spring Clean-up of the Cemeteries. I Patrons wishing to save any of these decorations, live wreaths or grave blankets, are requested to remove them fromthe cemeteries as soon as possible. RULES ON DECORATIONS in County Controlled Cemeteries (Revised July 2007) 1 Nothing on the ground during mowing season, April 1 through Octo- ber 15 -ie - Flowers, ceramics, toys, etc. (48 hours for birthdays and holidays only). 2 No glass or breakable containers will be allowed at any time. 3 No thorn or brier bushes of any kind should be planted. 4 All hanging baskets.or shepherck e6ks rrtt t be approved size and type. (6 foot by 1/2inches. All hooks must be placed next to or over stones. (One hook per stone only) 5 No kind of enclosure, curbs, archways or hedging will be allowed around lots, graves, or stones. 6 Superintendent has the right to trim or remove any tree or shrubs that have become detrimental, unsightly or inconvenient. 7 Superintendent has the right to remove any offensive object or objects, monuments or structures from lot. 8 No planting of any kind without written permission from superintendent as to what or where planted. 9 No kind of Decorative Rock will be allowed around Tombstone, Ledger plates or Individual Mausoleums, Effective March 1, 1988 due to becom- ing a mowing hazard to the employees and the public. 10 The superintendent has the right to remove the decorative rock already present if not maintained in Proper manner by the families con- cerned. 11 All Flowers in the Union Memorial Gardens Cemetery area must be live and all plantings will be done by the Union Cemetery Trustees. ANNUAL TOWN MEETING To the legal voters, residents of the township of Mt. Pulaski in the county of Logan and State of Illinois, that the annual Town meeting of said town will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the hour of 7:00 PM at the township office, 404 S Spring Street, Mt. Pulaski, IL. for the transaction of miscellaneous business of said town; and after a moderator is elected, will proceed to hear. and consider reports of officers, and decide mea- sures that may come before the meeting, in pursuance of law. Dated March 9, 2014 - Shirley Schaal - Town Clerk Mt. Pulaski Times USPS No. 365-660 is published semi-monthly (twenty-four times-issues) per year by Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., Mt. Pulaski,'lllinois 62548. Business and Editorial Oft=ces: Accounting and Circulation Offices: Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Call 217-792-5557 to subscribe. Periodical Postage is paid at Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 POSTMASTER: Send address changes tO: Mt. Pulaski Times, C/O Michael Laida, P O Box 114 - 311 S. Washington Mt. Pulaski, Hlinois 62548 Office: 217-792-5557 times@frontiernet.net