STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, Sterling, IL
June 03, 1930
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BANK PRESIDENT DIES AT TAMPICO
C. R. ALDRICH, WELL KNOWN CITIZEN, TAKEN BY DEATH
C. R.Aldrich, president of the First National Bank of Tampico and a highly esteemed resident of that city, passed away at 9 o'clock Monday evening in his home. He submitted to an operation a month ago at the Dixon hospital and was removed to his home last week. Had he lived until the 18th of this month, Mr.Aldrich would have been 82 years old.
Funeral services are to be held at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning in St. Mary's church,Tampico, Rev. Fr. T.O. McGuire officiating. Interment will be in St.Mary' cemetery.
The deceased came to Tampico in 1855 with his parents from Smithfield, Pa, and had since resided there. He was active in the affairs of the community and a very prominent citizen. Mr. Aldrich had been president of the First National Bank for a number of years.
Besides his widow, who is teacher of the seventh and eighth grades in the Tampico schools, Mr.Aldrich leaves one daughter, Mrs. H.A. Terry, and two sons, Arthur and Wayne Aldrich, all of Tampico. His loss is also mourned by one sister, Mrs.Emma Steadman of Walnut, and one brother, John Henry Aldrich of Anita ,Ia., and five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
STERLING DAILY GAZETTE
June 6, 1930
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Funeral Rites of C. R. Aldrich
Many Gather to Pay Respects to Tampico Man
Funeral services for C. R. Aldrich, one ofthe pioneer residents of Tampico were held thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock in St. Mary's church in Tampico. Rev.Fr.T. O. McGuire officiated at requiem high mass.
There was a large attendance of sorrowing relatives and friends. The active pall bearers were John Cooney, Will Cooney, James Kelly, Martin Barrett. A. C. Burden and J. H. Daley. Honorary pall-bearers were Frank Davis, Alfred Smith, R.F. Nelson, W.J. McCreedy, J. M. Olsson and R. F. Woods. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.
The business houses were closed during the services and the First National bank closed for the day, attesting the esteem inwhich he was held.
Charles Rufus Aldrich, the son of Rufus and Mary Ann Aldrich was born at Belvedere, Ill., June 18, 1848, and passed away at his home in Tampico at 9 o;clock Monday evening, June 2, aged 81 years, 11 mohths and two days.
At the age of seven years he came to Tampico with his parents who were among the earliest settlers of the township. Here he grew to manhood and here he has lived his entire life.
He was married to mary Quinn, Nov. 13, 1869, at Sterling, Ill. To this union three children were born, Nellie, Arthur and Wayne. After some years on the farm he moved his family to town where he conducted a livery stable which he later sold and devoted his time to the management of his farms and other interests.
Always interested in his home town, he has held many positions of trust and always proved useful to the people he represented, at the time of his death he was presidnet of the First National bank of Tampico, which position he has ably filled and where he will be greatly missed.
In the year of 1920, June 29, htere came tohim the first great grief of his life when his beloved wife, Mary, was called by death.
On March 4, 1922, he was married to Mrs. Louella Bernard, a most estimable woman, who has ever proven to be a helpful and efficient wife.
"Uncle Charley," as he was familiarly called by all who knew him, will be greatly missed by every man, woman and child, for whom he always had a smile and a cheery greeting.
Always ready to do a kindly deed and to help anyone in trouble, there are many who have at this time, a special reason to mourn the passing of this kindly, genial gentleman.
Patiently he submitted to the inevitable while faithful wife, loving children and kindly friends with aching hearts, ministerd to him and sought in every manner to contribute to hsi reliev and comfort.
Besides his widow heleaves to mourn their loss, the children, Mrs. H. A. Terry, Arthur Aldrich, and Wayne Aldrich. Five grand children, Harold Glassburn, Gwendolin Aldrich, Frances Aldrich, Charles Wayne Aldrich and Mary Ellen Terry, also one great grand child, John Wayne Glassburn of Geneseo, ILL. One sister, Mrs. Emma Steadman of Walnut and one brother, J. H. Aldrich of Anita, Oowa, besides many nieces and nephews.