Stoneburner, Linzie Otis: Sixth Generation in America
The following data is extracted from The ABC Family Chronicles.
Linzie O., son of John M. and Margaret Stoneburner, continued living on a farm near Herrick. On the 25 April 1901 he married Ella Alice Miller, daughter of Benedict and Lucie Spockwell Miller. Linzie and Ella had a family of four children. In January of 1931, " about 40 neighbors and friends gathered at the home of L. 0. Stoneburner and family to spend the evening. Following are the names of those present: Charles McKittrick and wife; Hubert Smart and family; Ellis Corley and wife; Arthur Salmons and family; Mrs. Lamora Manuel and children; Lawrence Stoneburner and family; Dorothy Campbell; John Stoneburner and family and Charles Wakefield. The evening was spent in playing music and games. Refreshments of pop corn and home made candy were served. A very pleasant evening was enjoyed by all.
On June 28, 1934 Ella had surgery at the Pana hospital. She died a few days later. Her obituary read:
"Ella Alice Stoneburner, daughter of Benedict and Lucy Miller, was born in Marion Co., Indiana, August 10, 1883 and departed this life July 4th 1934, at the age of 50 years, 10 months and 24 days.
She was united in marriage to Linzie Stoneburner, April 25th 1901.
Besides her companion and children she leaves to mourn her departure two sisters: Mrs. Joe Terrell of Rossville and Mrs. Robert Middleton of Tenexa, Kansas; three brothers: Clarence E., Charles W., and Nathan E. all of Indianapolis, Indiana. Three grandchildren: Lena and Robert Stoneburner and Arthur Frost.'
Linzie Otis lived for ten more years before his death in 1944. He "died at 10:30 pm Wednesday, March 8, in his home near Herrick. He was born in Ohio, February 3, 1876, a son of John M. and Margaret Mohler Stoneburner." He had married Ella Alice Miller 25 April 1901 at Stewardson, Illinois. "Mr. Stoneburner has lived in this community for over forty years and had been in failing health for some time but only confined to his bed the past month. Several years ago he confessed his faith in Christ and was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to any one in need." "Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday from the Herrick Methodist Church, with burial in Meyers Cemetery."
28 Jan. 1931 Herrick Reporter
6 July 1934 Herrick Bulletin
17 March 1944 Herrick Bulletin
17 March 1944 Shelbyville Democrat
1918 Prairie Farmer's Directory Shelby Co,, Ill.
Miller Bible Record
Everett Stoneburner Records
Source: The ABC Family Chronicles