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Tampico Tornado, Sept. 21, 1939 1;5



A. L. FORWARD , age 84, a prominent farmer in this community,  passed away in his home at about 5:30 Monday afternoon after an illness since June 28 during which time he was a very patient sufferer. Mr. FORWARD was better known as "Ab"  to his many friends in this community where he had spent his entire life.

Albert, son of George and Marian FORWARD,  was born in Weedsport, Cayuga County, New York on January 27, 1855. He was brought to Yorktown, IL by his parents at the age of two.  He was married to Fannie R. GREENMAN, June 29, 1878 in Tampico. Six children were born to this union. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ethel FORWARD and Mrs. Lena GLASSBURN, and one son, George FORWARD, all of Tampico; also fifteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Three daughters, Mrs. Mable DONNELLY, Bessie FORWARD  and Jessie FORWARD, preceded him in death as did his only sister, Mrs. Minnie CRADDOCK.

When Mr. FORWARD was seventeen years old the branch of the C. B. & Q. railroad was being built through the SIPPEL farm on to Denrock and Mr. FORWARD was the youngest man working on the crew. He farmed for many years the original farm home, being the present Fred FRANK place. He also conducted a Meat Market and Butcher business in the Meredeth Building in years past, part of the time in partnership with his son-in-law, Walter DONELLY, and part of the time alone.

He was actively interested in the management of his farms until his health failed, having driven his horse and buggy to the farms regularly until last fall.

Funeral services were held int he home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. G. D. LAMB, pastor of the Tampico Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery.

Tampico Torando
Sept. 28, 1939  1;6

Albert L. Forward Rites

Funeral services for Albert L.FORWARD were held at the home at 2:30 last Wednesday afternoon with Rev. G. D. LAMB of the Church of Christ officiating. Mr. Forward passed away Monday afternoon, Sept. 18, at his home after a long illness.

Rev. LAMB based his message of comfort on Job 5:26, "Thou shalt come to thy  grave in an old age, like a shock of corn cometh in, n his season" and Job 42:17, "So Job died being old and full of days."   Two  favorite hymns "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross" were  sung by Mrs. G. D. LAMB and Mrs. Archie YARDE. There were many beautiful flowers.

Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery  with six grandsons, Albert Forward of Hammond, Stanley GLASBURN of Coleta and Neil GLASSBURN, George FORWARD, Jr.,  Dean FORWQRD and Don GLASSBURN of Tampico serving as pallbearers.

Among those from out-of-town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Lester KIMMEL and Marion CRADDOCK of Chicago , Mrs. Neil KIMMEL and Glen CRADDOCK  of Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. Otis RICHARDS, Mr. and Mrs. Walter FORWARD and Mrs. Robert BISHOP of Prophetstown, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne HOWLETT of Aledo, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood FORWARD of Leon, Mr. and Mrs. Albert FORWARD of Decatur, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur RETZLAFF of Rockford and Stanley GLASSBURN of Coleta.


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