AYERS, Catherine
GRAVES, Nathan
GRAVES, Henrietta
TRIMMER, Harold John


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BIRDSONG, Elsie Mabel

TRIMMER, Harold John 2 3

  • Born: 5 Mar 1893, Stark co., Illinois 1 2
  • Marriage: BIRDSONG, Elsie Mabel on 7 Dec 1922 in Peoria, Peoria co., Illinois 1 2
  • Died: 9 Sep 1972, Kewanee, Henry co., Illinois at age 79 1 2 4
  • Buried: 11 Sep 1972, Toulon Cemetery, Toulon twp., Stark co., Illinois 2

bullet  General Notes:

Member of Toulon Baptist Church, Toulon Post 416 American Legion. WWI vet, member of Stark County Barracks 1321 of WW I of Wyoming. (per obit) 2

bullet  Death Notes:

Lived in Toulon, but died at Kewanee Public Hospital


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Education: graduated from Toulon Township High School, 1913, Toulon, Stark co., Illinois. 5

residence, 1917, West Jersey twp., Stark co., Illinois. 6 Trimmer, Harold J., PO Toulon R1 West Jersey twp., Sec 25 Owns 40 acres (resident of county since 1893)

Newspaper, 6 Jun 1917. 7 Stark County News, listing of men in Stark County registered for draft under Selective Draft Law: Harold J. Trimmer, age 24,single

Military-beginning, 25 Jun 1918. 8 Co. F 311th Ammunition Train, Artillery
from Old Settler's Book, p. 125
Harold J. Trimmer, enlisted June 25, 1918 at Toulon, Illinois.
Co. F, 311th Ammunition Train, Artillery. Rank-Private, 1st
class. Served at Camp Grant; France. Discharged Feb. 27, 1919 at Camp Grant.

land, Bef 1932, West Jersey twp., Stark co., Illinois. 9 Section 22: northeast 1/4 of the SE quarter, H. Trimmer, 40 acres. southeast 1/4 of the SE quarter, P. R. Eckley, 40 acres.

Social Security Number issued between 1954 and 1955, Illinois. 4

land, 1969, West Jersey twp., Stark co., Illinois. 10 Section 22: east half of the SE quarter, 80 acres, Hal Trimmer.

Section 25, NW quarter, east half owned by Hal Trimmer, 80 acres, building on NE corner.

Section 26, NW 1/4 of the NE quarter owned by Hal Trimmer, Jr., 40 acres.


Harold married Elsie Mabel BIRDSONG on 7 Dec 1922 in Peoria, Peoria co., Illinois.1 2 (Elsie Mabel BIRDSONG was born on 14 Aug 1895 in Maries co., Missouri,1 died on 24 Nov 1968 in Toulon, Stark co., Illinois 1 and was buried after 24 Nov 1968 in Toulon, Stark co., Illinois 1.)



1 Joyce Mercer, Pedigree Chart of Joyce Mercer, published in Stark County Genealogical Society Quarterly, June 2001, Vol. 9, No. 4.

2 Unidentified Stark co., Illinois area newspaper.

3 Charlotte Goldwait, Boardman Genealogy, 1525-1895 (1895).

4 Social Security Death Index.

5 Stark County News, 22 April 1925.

6 Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark Counties, Illinois.

7 Stark County News.

8 History and Reminiscences From the Records of the Old Settler's Union of Princeville & Vicinity.

9 bef 1953 West Jersey twp., Stark co., Illinois Plat Map.

10 1969 West Jersey twp., Stark co., Illinois Plat Map.

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