From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
MRS. LINCOLN (JESSIE MOVERN) BLACKMORE
NOVEMBER 12, 1942
Mrs. Jessie Blackmore died at her home in Chatsworth about 5:10 Saturday (Nov. 7) evening as a result of a ruptured artery in one of her limbs.
Mrs. Blackmore lived alone and for a number of years had been trouble with varicose veins in her ankles. Saturday she had been around her home and worked some in the yard. Albert King stopped on his way up town to inquire if Mrs. Blackmore wished him to order any groceries for her, as had been his custom. When he stopped at the home Mrs. Blackmore told him she was very ill and asked him to call a doctor. He hurried to a phone and then went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Moore. When help arrived she had slumped over in a chair and life was extinct from loss of blood from a ruptured artery.
The body was taken to the Roach funeral home and later to the home of her daughter, where it rested until the hour of funeral Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Services were conducted by Rev. M.L. Sullins pastor of the Methodist church. Burial was in the Brenton cemetery near Piper City.
Coroner K.G. Essington, of Odell, conducted an inquiry at the Roach funeral home Sunday evening at 7:30 and decided death resulted from a massive hemorrhage from an artery in a varicose vein.
Jessie Movern was born at Earlville, Illinois, January 18, 1868. She resided in the Earlville neighborhood about 30 years and was married in 1887 to Lincoln Blackmore, from whom she separated many years ago. Practically the remainder of her life after leaving Earlville was spent in Chatsworth.
Mrs. Blackmore was a kind neighbor. In her younger years she graciously spent part of her time in the care of the sick. To the very close of her life she loved her home. Here she liked to be, caring for her flowers and doing her own work. Her passing will be deeply mourned by her children, her sisters, brother, and friends in this community.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Pilger, of Bureau, Illinois; Mrs. Etta Moore, of Chatsworth, and Mrs. Della Edwin, of Kankakee. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Charles Baker of Monticello, Indiana, and Mrs. Charles Honold, of Bailey's Harbor, Wisconsin, and one brother, Bert Movern, of Gilman.
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