Joseph WHITEHILL 786
- Born: 25 Aug 1842, Kanawha County, Virginia 809
- Marriage: Sophia VANDYKE on 23 Feb 1868 in Fulton County, Illinois 808
- Died: 27 Aug 1907, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA at age 65 809
- Buried: 29 Aug 1907, Norris Cemetery, Fulton County, Illinois, USA 809
Birth also noted as Aug 17 1843 in Putnam Co. W. Virginia.
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, 1850, Putnam County, Virginia. 426
• Residence, 1862, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 20,810 Moved with parents from West Virginia to Fulton County, Illinois.
• Religion: Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 20 and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church
• Residence, 1870, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 811 Living with parents-in-law, Lewis and Jane VanDyke.
• Occupation, 1870, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 811 Farm laborer
• Obituary, 28 Aug 1907, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA. 812 Canton Daily Ledger: Joseph M. Whitehill
Death of an Old and Highly Respected Resident of Fulton County Tuesday Evening
Joseph M. Whitehill died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening, at the home of his son-in-law, George Van Nortwick, 166 East Birch street. Death was due to paralysis, by which Mr. Whitehill was first attacked on Wednesday morning last week. A second attack came Sunday morning, and from that time the sick man failed to regain consciousness. Joseph M. Whitehill, was born in Putman (sic) county, W. Va., Aug. 27, 1843, and came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Whitehill, to Fulton county, in 1862. They settled on a farm in the vicinity of Canton, and five years later occurred the marriage of Joseph Whitehill to Miss Sophie Van Dyke. Mrs. Whitehill died three years ago, after which time Mr. Whitehill made his home with his daughter in Canton. Of a family of three children, two survive. They are William Whitehill and Mrs. George Van Nortwick of Canton. The oldest child, a daughter, died in infancy. There is one grandchild son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Nortwick. Other near relatives living are five brothers and one sister. They are Z. A. Whitehill, of Tazewell county; Dr. J. C. Whitehill, of Shenandoah, Iowa; Samuel J., Matthew B., and John Whitehill who also reside in Iowa and Mrs. B. H. Messler, of Canton. Mr. Whitehill was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and by all who knew him in his long residence in Canton and vicinity he was held in high esteem. The relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. The funeral will be held at the home, at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, and interment will be in the Norris cemetery.
Joseph married Sophia VANDYKE, daughter of Lewis VANDYKE and Jane VANDYKE (NEE UNKNOWN), on 23 Feb 1868 in Fulton County, Illinois.808 (Sophia VANDYKE was born on 8 Jun 1845 in Fulton County, Illinois,809,813 died on 30 Aug 1904 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA 809 and was buried on 1 Sep 1904 809.)