Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
September 29, 1932 - Thursday, pg 2
Yorktown Man Dies In Chicago - Rob't Owen Succumbs After Several Months' Illness
Yorktown: - Robert Owen, a resident of this community almost all of his life, passed away at a Chicago hospital at 6 o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Owen had not been well for several months. He was taken seriously ill about a week ago while working with a dredging company in Iowa, and was removed to a hospital in Chicago, where he had been bedfast until death came to relieve his suffering. Mr. Owen was born in Greenville Township, Bureau County, May 11, 1897, the son of Harvey and Mary Owen.
One son Donald and one daughter passed away in infancy. A sister Florence preceded him in death.
The remains will be brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson in Yorktown, the latter being a cousin of the decedent. Funeral services will be held from the New Bedford Christian Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Kerns of Walnut conducting the rites. Burial will be in the