From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
JAMES CHADWICK JUNE 6, 1940
James Chadwick, a lifelong resident of Chatsworth, died at his home in Chatsworth, Monday (June 3) morning at 2:25 o'clock, following an illness dating back about 12 years. The body rested at the McGuire funeral home until the hour of funeral Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock in the First Baptist church with Rev. A.F. Waechter officiating. Burial was in the Chatsworth cemetery near his father, who preceded him in death many years ago. Mr. Chadwick was born on a farm near Chatsworth, Illinois, November 6, 1862, a son of James and Lucy Chadwick. He was married at Decatur, Illinois, January 2, 1912, to Miss Grace Fitzgerald. They have resided in Chatsworth since that time. He was the last of his family and is survived by his wife and several nieces and nephews. He was of a quiet, unassuming disposition and while he enjoyed a large acquaintance he never took an active part in any public affair. He was employed for many years by S.L. Martin and Louis Clodi, but since his health began to fail he has lived a secluded life. The funeral services were well attended. Miss Elsie Stoutemyer sang two solos, "Safe In the Arms of Jesus" and "Abide With Me." The casket bearers were Joe Cooney, Claud Bailey, Alan Entwistle, Joe Baltz, Paul Zorn and Dwayne Lighty. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burns, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. John Sones, Mrs. Harry Sones and Mrs. Charles Messman, of Earl Park, Ind.; Albert Bennett and Ernest Meland, of Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. William Gilpin, of Pontiac; Mr. and Mrs. George Clark, Mrs. Georgia McCormick, Mrs. Helen Benort and daughter, of Kankakee; Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Hardmeir, of Piper city and Mrs. Charles Wells, of Forrest.