IL STATE ARCHIVES - DEATHS
ARNOLD ANDREW WYLIE M/W UNK 0006749 1921-01-29 WHITESIDE TAMPICO 21-01-31
Feb. 3, 1921
February 3, 1921
Vol. XXXXlll, No. 41
PROMINENT RESIDENT PASSES AWAY
Andrew Wylie Arnold Dies Last Saturday After Short Illness
This community was greatly shocked las week by the death of Andrew Wylie Arnold, one of Tampico's oldest and most highly respected citizens, after an illness of but a few days. He had been in poor health for some time yet his sudden death was unexptected as he had seemed to feel quite well of late. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the M. E. church in charge of Rev. H. C. Brown and interment made in the Tampico cemetery. Appropriate selections were rendered by Mrs. Cora Brewer and Mr. Homer Turner, Miss Eutoka Hellier, accompaniest. The pall bearers were: J. E. Strouss, E. W. Meredith, W. L. Brown, J. S. Johnson, Jed Badgley and H. E. Cain.
There was a large attendance at the church to pay the last respectes to one whom all loved and respected. He had served this community in various capacities in past years and was faithful and true to every trust, a man of integrity and high ideals, and in his death the community has suffered a severe loss. The sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved family.
Andrew Wylie Arnold was born near Connellsville, Pa., August 3rd, 1838. He was the son of Jesse and Mary Arnold. He was the second eldest in a family of eight children, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. Two brothers and two sisters still survive. One brother, O. F. lives in Aurora, Nebr. The other brother, Thomas, and the sisters, Elizabeth Hazen and Carrie Rittenhouse, still live near the old home in Pennsylvania. The mother lived to the ripe old age of 94 years.
The subject of our sketch was married to Sarah Ellen McKean February 7th, 1865 at Buda, Illinois, and it was there the family was established. Since 1882, the home has been in this vicinity, and it was here that he has gone in and out among us, living a quiet, unobtrusive life, marked by kindness and good deeds, a friend to all.
It was in the home that his thoughtfulness was especially marked, ministering as he did for several years to his wife, while more or less of an invalid, and whose death five years ago this Spring left him so very lonely. To this worthy couple were born four children, all of whom survive them. They are Mrs. Fred Van-DeMark and James and Joseph of this place, and Jesse of Walnut. There are also nine grandchildren to rise up and bless the memory of the honest, upright life, patterend after the teachings of the Savior he loved.
He was a member of the Methodist church, and loved its teachings, and was faithful in attendance at its services. The final call came to him during a visit in thehome to his daughter. There, surrounded by children and grandchildren, after three days of illness, in which he was mercifully spared any great pain, he peacefully fell asleep on the morning of January 29th. "Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord."