From the Oquawka Spectator ESSEX, ELLEN, November 17, 1881
DIED---In Oquawka precinct, Nov. 10th, 1881 of membranous croup, Ellen*, second daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Essex, aged 4 years, 5 months and 5 days. *My research found that the name Ellen; is
incorrect. The following also appeared in the newspaper on November 24, 1881.
ESSEX, HATTIE DELL --In Oquawka precinct, Nov 10th, 1881, of membranous croup, second daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Essex , aged 4 years, 5 months, and 5 days. Go to the peaceful rest; For thee we need
not weep, Since thou art new among the blest. No more by [ ] [and] sorrow pressed. Thine eye [ble]
Oquawka Spectator 4 May 1882
Submitted by: Peggy Carey