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The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.
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Mar 23, 2014
7:54 AM
I have a birth announcement for Lewis LaDue, born Jan 10, 1910 in Tampico. He was born to Nellie and Lewis LaDue. The postcard was mailed to Merle D Hunter in Drinkwater, Saskatchewan, Canada. Would love to send it to a descendent.

Thank you,
Karen P Willis

Last Edited by englrules on Mar 23, 2014 8:00 AM
960 posts
Mar 23, 2014
5:17 PM
I'm not aware of any LaDue's still in the area, but I will check and see. If there are none, we would be happy to include it in our archives. I will post back after I check around for descendants.
962 posts
Mar 24, 2014
5:43 AM
Thanks, Les. It would be awesome if we could find a descendant. If not, then it would be nice to have in our archives since there is much LaDue history in our area. If memory serves, I thought they were more in the Yorktown, Bureau Co. area, but I know of one of their farms that was on the border of Whiteside/Bureau Counties.

Thank you, Karen, for notifying us of this card. The 1910 census shows their new son's name as Howard, age 4 mo. in May, 1910. His mother's obit is on this website and he is still referenced as "Howard."


Last Edited by Denise on Mar 24, 2014 7:07 AM
963 posts
Mar 24, 2014
7:35 AM
Howard LaDue 1981

Daily Gazette, March 16, 1981
Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
Mar 16, 1981 - pg A4, col. 3

Howard LaDue

Prophetstown - Howard S. LaDue, 71, of Prophetstown, died suddenly Saturday evening in Mercy Hospital, Clinton, Iowa.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marshall Betsy, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery, rural Prophetstown. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today in the United Methodist Church parlor.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes or Heart Association. Mr. LaDue was born Jan. 10, 1910 in Tampico, the son of Lewis and Nellie (Hunter) LaDue. He was educated in Canada. He was united in marriage to Helen Schutts of Rock Falls on Jan. 15, 1937 in Rock Falls. He farmed in the Carroll and Whiteside County areas until retiring last year. He is survived by his wife, Helen; one daughter, Mrs David (Kathleen) Yordy of Aurora and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
3 posts
Mar 24, 2014
8:01 AM
How interesting that his obit says Howard LaDue while his birth announcement says Lewis. But it's clearly the same man. Maybe Nellie was in an after-birth fog and wrote the name of her husband instead of her baby. :) Thank you all for your help. If no descendents turn up, I will donate this to the historical society.
964 posts
Mar 24, 2014
8:19 AM
Found the daughter, Kathleen and the grandson! Whoo-hoo!
965 posts
Mar 24, 2014
8:54 AM
To see all of the LaDue family obits on this website, go to our Obituary Index

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