L. C. Sawyer Succumbs to Long Illness
Resident of This City for 46 Years Was For
Many Years Examiner At Peabody Mine 58
Lemuel C. Sawyer, 70, well known resident
of this city (Taylorville, Illinois), residing at 811 West Vandeveer street and
for twenty-three years employed as examiner at Peabody mine No. 58, died at
11:00 o'clock Wednesday night at the St. Vincent hospital, where he had been a
patient for four weeks. Mr. Sawyer had been in Poor health for the
last five years, suffering from heart trouble and complications. His
condition became serious three months ago.
Mr. Sawyer was born near Staunton on July
8, 1867, the son of Vollintine and Mary Ellen Weeks Sawyer. He was
married April 4, 1887 to Miss Mary Card at Hillsboro and they came to
this city 46 years ago. Mrs. Sawyer preceded her husband, February
19, 1936. Prior to his retirement in 1932, Mr. Sawyer was employed
at Peabody Mine No. 58 as examiner.
He was a member of Local Union 177, United Mine
Workers of America and the St. Mary's Catholic Church.
For a number of years Mr. Sawyer served on the
local police force and during the administration of Truman Hobson as
Mayor, he held the office of chief of police.
Mr. Sawyer was a man of fine character and was a
good citizen. He was a devoted father and a friend of all who knew him.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. Lee Brown
and Mrs. Clarence Davis of this city and Dwight Sawyer of Denver,
Colorado, and three grandchildren, Jack, Billie, and Barbara Ann Davis of
The body was removed to the J. R. Masterson
funeral home to be prepared for burial.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock
Saturday morning in St. Mary's Catholic church. The Rev. Fr. J. J.
Corcorma will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.