Obit of Ellis Harlan 1942
From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
AUGUST 6, 1942
Ellis Harlan, son of Willis Harlan, died in a a Chicago hospital on Sunday ( Aug.2) forenoon at 11:30 o'clock following an illness of about six weeks.
Funeral services were held at Batavia Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.
The body was brought to Chatsworth for burial Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with graveside services being conducted by the Rev. Oscar Creech, pastor of the First baptist church.
Mr. Harlan was born at Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1900 and came with his parents to Illinois 22 years ago. He was employed by the Joliet Bridge and Iron Company and his death is thought to have resulted from an injury he received when he was struck on the head by a heavy timber. He was married and resided at Batavia, Illinois.
Surviving are the wife, his father, one brother, Jack and two sisters, Dosia (Mrs Gillum Hurt) and Annis (Mrs. Russell) Perkins of Chatsworth.
Monday's Aurora Beacon contains the following additional information about Mr. Harlan:
He was born in Thomsonville, Ky., April 10, 1900. He was known as "Tuck" to his many friends and co-workers in the Joliet Bridge and Construction company where he was foreman and had been with the organization for 20 years.
He came with the company to North Aurora in 1931 when the bridge was built across the Fox River at that point, and continued to make his home with the Mrs. William Flynn family there until 1941 when he married Vahad Larson.
They went to Bativia and were living in the new home which they built on Delia street.
He suffered an accident when working at Peotone in May. The injuries confined him to St. Josephs Mercy hospital in Aurora until July 29 when he was moved to the Alexian hospital.