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William Michael Sours

Male 1874 - 1965  (90 years)


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  • Name William Michael Sours  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 8 April 1874  Chandlerville, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 6 January 1965  Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 8 January 1965  Browning, Schuyler Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I73860  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 January 2009 

    Father Rev William Riley Sours,   b. 28 December 1844, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Chandlerville, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Sarah Lundy,   b. 14 February 1847, Browning, Schuyler Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 April 1908, Chandlerville, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Family ID F51534  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Margaret Ellen Doyle,   b. 22 August 1873, Brown Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 April 1933, Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 12 June 1897  Brown Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Virgella Ella Sours,   d. 13 March 1987, Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Virgil W Sours,   b. May 1898, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 March 1997, Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 98 years)
     3. Lester Sours
    +4. Loren Sours,   b. 24 November 1901, Beardstown, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 August 1994, Havana, Mason Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     5. Winifred Sours,   b. 29 October 1903, Chandlerville, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Myrtle May Sours,   b. 25 May 1905, Beardstown, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1989, Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Raymond Sours,   b. 4 January 1907, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Gladys Pearl Sours,   b. 27 February 1909, Beardstown, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Oliver Clyde Sours,   b. 11 December 1911, Beardstown, Cass Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Eva Marguerite Sours,   b. 1918, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F51586  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: From 1990 Fed. Census
      From Obituary
      MARRIAGE: Illinois State Marriage Index
      CEMETERY: Ridgeville---Browning, Illinois
      OBITUARY: The Times---Rushville, Illinois
      14 Jan 1965
      Rites Held Here Friday For Will M. Sours, 90
      William Michael Sours, 90, of Rushville, died at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, at the Culbertson Memorial hospital where he had been admitted the previous week. He had been a patient at the Snyder Nursing Home in Rushville for 3 1/2 years prior to that time.
      Funeral services were held Friday at the Roby Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Marshall Ervin conducted the services with burial in the Ridgeville cemetery near Browning.
      Mr. Sours was born in Chandlerville on April 8, 1874, the son of Riley and Betsy Lundry Sours. He was married to Margaret Ellen Doyle on June 7, 1896. They resided in Cass county where he worked on the railroad until 1912, at which time they moved to Schuyler county and started farming. The remainder of his years were spent in Schuyler county except for a few years that he lived in Havana.
      He accepted Christ as his personal saviour 30 years ago at the Rushville Union Baptist church of which he was a member and he faithfully attended services as long as his health permitted.
      Mr. Sours, who often was lovingly referred to as "Gramp" held a special place in the hearts of his family. He leaves the following relatives to mourn his passing: his five sons, Virgil of Littleton, Loren of Havana, Raymond of Silivis, Oliver of Moline and Lester of Davis, California; and his five daughters, Virgella, wife of Robert Hood of Rushville, Winifred, wife of Herschel Sweeney of Macomb, Myrtle, wife of Bearl Trone of Rushville, Gladys, wife of Frank Clark of Sacramento, California, and Marguerite, wife of Wayne Morris of Macomb. Also a brother, Clem Sours of Chicago; 27 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
      He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; three brothers and three sisters. [1]

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



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