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Amasa Deakin VAUGHAN - Illinois
Amasa Vaughan Found Dead in Bed Wednesday
Reaches End of Life as he peacefully sleeps on Wednesday Morning

The angel of death visited Momence on Wednesday morning and brought to an end the earthly career of Mr. Amasa Deakin Vaughan, who for more than six years had been associated with his son-in-law Joseph R Burnett in the plumbing and heating business in this city. On New Year's day Mr Vaughan had been in apparent good health and enjoyed the day and the dinner with his daughter and her family. Shortly after 9 o'clock Mr Vaughan retired, and at about 10:30 he came down stairs again and got some medicine for distress of the stomach. He did not arise at his usual hour on Wednesday morning and Mrs Burnett, thinking that possibly he had passed a restless night and as a consequence had overslept did not try to disturb him until shortly after 9 A.M., when she went to the stairs and called him. He did not respond and, she, sensing that something might be wrong called Mr. Burnett, who hurried home and upon entering the room found that Mr Vaughan had apparently peacefully passed away as he slept.

Amasa Deakin Vaughan was born the son of George A. and Ann Vaughan, at Waukesha, Wisconsin on January 8, 1861. He being their youngest son. Here he grew to young manhood, receiving his education in the city schools and fitted himself for his life work, which was the profession of stationary engineer and electrician, in which he gained a wide reputation and in his prime was considered one of the best.

In 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Lida Grace Green at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who proved a loyal and devoted helpmate until her death which occurred February 24, 1931. This union was blessed with seven daughters, all of whom are left to mourn the passing of a loving and indulgent father, they being Mrs M.J. Aschenbrenner of Lockport; Mrs. Edith Du Bien of Joliet; Mrs. Thomas Williams of Ramona, Michigan; Mrs. James Champion, of Ramona, Michigan, Mrs. Finn Bushre of Homer, Michigan; Mrs. George Hayes of Chicago and Mrs Joseph R. Burnett of Momence.

Mr Vaughan came to Illinois in 1898 where he has since resided, with the exception of about five years which were spent in Michigan. During the years which he had spent in Momence, all who came in contact with him learned to love him. By his quiet unassuming manner, his readiness to assist his fellowman, and his knowledge of human nature many had learned to seek his advice and help--and none ever sought in vain.


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