From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
JUNE 18, 1909
James Kane, one of the oldest and best known residents of this part of the county, died at his late home, six miles north and three miles west of the Chatsworth tile factory, on Friday June 11th, death being caused by heart trouble, following an illness of over a year.
Deceased was born in Waterford, Ireland, and was 85 years of age at the time of his death. He had resided in the vicinity of Wing for 41 years. He came to the United States in 1850, and before coming west was married to Catherine Whalen, at Bennington, Vermont. He is survived by his wife, and six children, one having preceded him in death. The surviving children are James C., who resides on the home place; Morris, of this city; John D., of Vivian, S.Dak.; Joseph, of Lohrville, Iiowa; Mrs. Ella Riley, of Chicago; and Mary, who is unmarried, and resides at the parental home. Mr. Kane is also survived by one brothr and three sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Thomas Corbett, of this city. Funeral services were held on Monday morning at SS. Peter and Paul's church in this city. Rev. Father W.J. Burke officiating and the interment was at St. Patrick's cemetery.
Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Attorney Reardon, of Pekin; Carroll reardon, of Delevan; clarence Reardon, of Bloomington; Mrs. P. Morrissey and son, Maurice Morrissey, and daughter, Mrs. John Murphy and daughter, of Hopedale; Mr. and Mrs. James Riley and son William, Edward Fitzgerald and Miss Delia Riley, of Chicago; Mrs. James Burke, William Burke, Thos. Morrissey, and Robert Shields, of Pontiac; Joseph Kane, of Lohrville, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Glennin and sons, Dennis and James, of Fairbury; Mr. Hanley, of Saunemin; Mrs. Galligan and daughter, Mrs. J. Robinson, of Forrest.