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J.V. Oblander & Son Store Bushnell
J.V. Oblander & Son Store Bushnell
TitleJ.V. Oblander & Son Store Bushnell
Photo Number000789.JPG
CollectionDigital Image Collection (Western Illinois University)
KeywordsBushnell Businesses J.V. Oblander & Son J.V. Oblander and Son Interior View Furniture Undertaker
Subject HeadingBushnell--Businesses (J.V. Oblander & Son)
DescriptionThe photograph shows the interior of the J.V. Oblander & Son store as it appears in the book "Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois" (1914), compiled by Albert Walter Lewis. "Bushnell Mercant Dies Suddenly: J.C. Oblander is Fatally Stricken While Preparing a Garden." "J.C. Oblander, a prominent merchant and undertaker of Bushnell died suddenly this afternoon at 3:15 of what is believed to have been heart trouble. He was engaged in raking and clearing a lot about three blocks from his home when he suddenly fell and died almost instantly. Clarence Good was with him at the time and assisted in carrying the body to the house. Mr. Oblander is about eighty years of age. He has conducted a furniture store there for many years, and has also been engaged in undertaking. Two sons Ed and Garret have of late years taken an active interest in the business. Coroner J.D. Monninger was called and will hold an inquest." "Macomb Journal, " March 23, 1916, p. 5. The death certificate shows that in fact Oblander's middle initial was "V." He was born March 13, 1833, in Germany and died at the age of eighty-three. "Oblander" "Mrs. Elizaeth Oblander died this morning at 7:45 o'clock at the home of her son, C.E. Oblander of Bushnell, aged 76. years. Her death was due to heart trouble and general debility of years duration. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday afaternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence conducted by Rev. Martin of that city; interment in the Bushnell mausoleum. Elizabeth was born in Meulhousen, Germany, [probably Muhlhausen, Germany] and came to this country with her parents when a very small child. The family settled at Quincy and in 1854 moved to Bushnell. She was united in marriage October 9, 1860 to John V. Oblander who died two years at, at that place. Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church. she is survived by two sons and one daughter who mourn their loss of her which so tenderly cared for and cared them and who at all times was a source of comfort to them. They are Charles Edward and Mrs. Dora Albrecht and J.S.G. Oblander, all of Bushnell." "Macomb Journal, " April 15, 1918, p. 5.
Source/Publisher/DonorBushnell, McDonough County, Illinois
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