Zachariah A. WHITEHILL 147
- Born: 4 Jun 1851, Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA 50,147
- Marriage (1): Cornelia L. KYES on 10 Nov 1880 in Tazewell County, Illinois 785
- Died: 1 Jun 1917, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA at age 65 393,786
- Buried: 4 Jun 1917, Glendale Cemetery; Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA 50
Other names for Zachariah were Tirchria WHITEHILL and Zachariah WHITEHILL.
Illinois Death index lists May 31, 1917 as his death date. The June 1, 1917 death date is from his obituary.
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, 1862, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 787 after moving here with his parents. http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilfulton/1871FultonAtlas/Pg11Subscribers2.htm
• Residence, 1870, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 147
• Occupation: Farm laborer, 1870, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 147
• Residence, 1878, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA. 50 having moved from the Canton, Illinois area.
• Occupation, 1878, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA. 50 as a telegraph operator for the T. P. & W. railroad. He served in this capacity for thirty years.
• Residence, 1880, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA. 788 in the household of Mary Rucker which appears to have been some type of boarding house since several people of various surnames lived there. Still working as a telegraph operator.
• Occupation, 1880, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA. 789 as a telegraph operator
• Residence, 1900, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA. 790 living with his widowed father-in-law in his home on Main Street with his wife, children and brother-in-law, John Kyes.
• Occupation, 1900, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA. 790 as a telegraph operator.
• Residence, 1910, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA. 791 on South Main Street.
• Occupation, 1910, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA. 791 as a telegraph operator at the rail road.
• Obituary, Jun 1917, Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA. 792 Washington, Z. A. Whitehill Called to His Reward
Zachariah A. Whitehill was born near Charleston, West Virginia, June 4, 1851, and departed this life at his home in this city June 1, 1917. He was the fourth of a family of nine children, eight sons and one daughter. Five are yet living: four brothers, reside at Shenandoah, Iowa, and the sister at Canton, Ill. Following the breaking out of the Civil war, the father being a staunch Union supporter, the family moved to Illinois and settled near Canton. The deceased came to Washington in the spring of 1878, entering the employ of the T. P. & W. railroad as an operator, in which capacity he served for thirty years. On November 10, 1880, he was united in marriage to Cornelia Keys. To this union two children were born - Charles J. and Mrs. C. M. Dunnington, both of this city. Mr. Whitehill was a careful, conscientious business man, rendering the company which he served the full measure of service required during the many years he was employed. He was a good citizen and neighbor. Those who knew him best speak very highly of him. He was devoted to his family. He loved his home, and here in the quiet of the family life his loving devotion and faithfulness were revealed and appreciated. A kind husband and cherished father has been removed from the family circle and the passing will be most keenly felt by the companion and children who remain. About five years ago his health began to fail and it has been realized for some time that life hung by a slender thread and yet, his going same [sic] suddenly and really unexpectedly. A few minutes after eating supper, while sitting in his favorite rocking chair without any visible indications of death's near approach, he quietly passed away I the purple of the evening tie of June's first day. Mr. Whitehill was reared in a Christian home. A number of the family in West Virginia were minister of the gospel. He loved the church and when possible attended the public services. Owing to the nature of his calling in the railway service he was often hindered. The family have the loving sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow. The funeral service was conducted at the home on Sunday, June 4. Rev. J. D. Calhoun officiating. A trio composed of John Rusterholz, Emanuel Garber and Glenn Hornbeck sand most impressively the beautiful selection, "Face to Face". A. H. Heiple, L. W. Harms, W. S. Norris, P. A. Birkett, Henry Bishop and Wm. Corzelius, well known citizens and old friends of the deceased, bore the body to the last resting place in Glendale cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. The following relatives from abroad were present: James Whitehill, a brother, Shenandoah, Iowa; Mrs. B. H. Messler, a sister, Canton: Mrs. Joseph Houston, Canton: Mrs. W. A. Wilback, Cincinnati, Ohio; Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Thrush, Pekin: Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Fouts, St. David: F. D. Kyes, Farmington: and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mette, Eureka.
• Cemetery, 4 Jun 1917, Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA. 793 at the Glendale Cemetery.
Zachariah married Cornelia L. KYES, daughter of James KYES and Martha S. MARIS, on 10 Nov 1880 in Tazewell County, Illinois.785 (Cornelia L. KYES was born on 19 Nov 1855 in Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA,794 died on 2 Oct 1937 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA 795 and was buried on 5 Oct 1937 in Glendale Cemetery; Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA 50.)