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John A Sours

Male 1857 - 1932  (75 years)


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  • Name John A Sours  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 28 July 1857  Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 30 September 1932  Chandlerville, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 2 October 1932  Chandlerville, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I73856  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 January 2009 

    Father Aaron Sours,   b. 12 May 1816, Madison Co., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Barbara Shearer,   b. 4 March 1818, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F51578  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Mary A Griffey,   b. 1861, Mason Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 July 1882  Chandlerville, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Myrtis Olive Sours,   b. September 1878, Chandlerville, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Harry Sours,   b. December 1888, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Grace Magdaiena Sours,   b. 15 December 1891, Chandlerville, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Roy L Sours,   b. 16 April 1897, Chandlerville, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F51582  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: From Death Certificate
      MARRIAGE: Cass County Clerk---Virginia, Illinois
      DEATH: Cass County Clerk---Virginia, Illinois
      CEMETERY: Chandlerville---Chandlerville, Illinois
      OBITUARY: Illinois State Journal---Springfield, Illinois
      2 Oct 1932---Page 4
      JOHN SOURS DIES AT CHANDLERVILLE
      Havana - Oct. 1--John Sours, 75, former roadmaster of the C.P. & St. L. railroad, died at his home in Chandlerville last night. He served for several years as roadmaster of the C.P. & L. and later when the road was absorbed by the C. & I. M., continued as roadmaster for the new company. He was a member of the Chandlerville Masonic lodge and the Ansar Shrine of Springfield.
      Decedent is survived by his wife, Ella; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Murphy and Mrs. Myrtle Mellen, both of Chandlerville; two sons, Roy of Chandlerville and Harry, residing in Utah.
      Funeral services in charge of the Niederer funeral service of Havana will be held at Chandlerville Christian church at 2 o'colck Sunday afternoon. Matthew Bollen and Rev. G. E. Baldridge will officiate.
      Chandlerville Masons and a Springfield Shrine escort will have charge of services in Chandlerville cemetery.
      REFERENCE: Judy Norris---540 E. Grove Road---Decatur, Illinois 62521 [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1966] GEDCOM file titled “William Robert Moffitt Geneaology.GED”, from Chuck Sours.


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