From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
SIMON P. WISE JULY 30, 1909
S.P. Wise was found dead in his yard at him home at the west side of town by members of his family on Tuesday (July 26) afternoon, having died of heart failure while about his stable. Funeral services were held at the M.E. church on Thursday morning and the remains interred in the Chatsworth cemetery. Simon P. Wise, son of Peter and Edith N. Wise, was born at Brownsville, Licking county, Ohio, February 15, 1838, and died at his home, Chatsworth, Ill., aged 71 years , 5 months and 12 days. In 1860 he was married to Miss Sarah Kieth and four years later moved to Marshall, Clark county, ILl. Of this union five children were left to mourn, viz: William K., Luverne, Minn.; Leander T., Watertown, S. Dak.; Mrs. Laura Van Valson, Melvin, Ill.; Milton S., Arrowsmith, Ill., and Melvin J., Los Angeles, Cal. He was left companionless February 20, 1872, and in 1873 he was married to Miss Martha Jane Templin, of Blanchester, Ohio. Of this union three children are living --Effie and Frank, who have been at home, and Albert T., of Anchor. Mr. Wise moved to Belleflower, Ill. in 1872, where they made their home for twenty years, coming to Roberts in 1892 and to Chatsworth seven years later. Mr. Wise has four brothers and three sisters, all living save one. At the early age of thirteen years he united with the Methodist Episcopal church. For some time he serveed as Sunday school superintendent. He was an ardent lover of the Sunday school and was seldom found absent from his class. Likewise he was loyal to the church services and the pastor always found a warm welcome at his home, he often asking why the pastor did not come more often. His christian zeal and loyalty are attested in the fact that all the children, save two, are Christians and members of the Methodist church.