Petersburg (Illinois) Observer, 5 March 1981
Mrs. Lynn Primm dead at age 90
Mrs. Lynn Primm of Athens died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, at Sunny Acres Nursing Home near Petersburg. She was 90 years of age.
Mrs. Primm was born October 2, 1890, in Illiopolis, the daughter of Thomas D. and Mary T. Enlow Cantrall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, on September 23, 1952.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Betty Tice of Athens; three grandsons, Nicholas, Thomas, and Theodore Tice; and one great granddaughter.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Mott and Henning Funeral Home, Athens, with Rev. Robert Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Indian Point Cemetery.
Athens Free Press, 4 April 1947
Mrs. J. D. PRIMM DIES SUDDENLY
Mrs. Margaret E. Primm, 68, died very suddenly Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. at the residence. An inquest was conducted and a verdict of death from a heart attack was returned by the jury.
Mrs. Primm was born near Cantrall, the daughter of Henry and Mary England, and had lived her entire life in this community. She was a member of the Christian Church and of the Ladies Aid Society.
Those left to mourn her passing are her husband, James D. Primm; four sons, Herbert, San Carlos, Calif.; Merle, Downer's Grove; Harold, Niantic; and Ralph, Normal; five daughters, Lucille, Vida, and Eugenia, all at home, Mrs. Edith Bush, Chicago, Mrs. Margaret Richter, Athens; four sisters, Mrs. Rena Claypool, Williamsville, Mrs. Gladys Flagg, Sherman, Mrs. Clara Grant, Easton, and Miss Flora England, Cantrall; two brothers, Charles and William England, both of Cantrall; and nine grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Mott and Son Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Athens Free Press, 13 May 1955
JAMES D. PRIMM, 78, LIFETIME RESIDENT DIED SUDDENLY FRIDAY
James D. Primm, 78, died suddenly at his residence at 1 p.m. Friday, May 6. He had been in failing health for the past several years.
Mr. Primm, son of James Darrell and Nancy Jane Primm, was born May 8, 1877, on a farm near Athens where he resided until retiring in 1937. He was married to Margaret England in 1899. She preceded him in death in 1947.
Mr. Primm was a member of the Athens Christian Church.
Surviving are four sons, Herbert, Arcadia, Calif.; Merle, Downerís Grove; Harold, Niantic; and Ralph, of Bloomington; five daughters, Misses Lucille, Jean, Vida, and Mrs. Margaret Richter, of Athens, and Mrs. Edith Bush, of Skokie; 10 grandchildren; and a great grandson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mott and Son Funeral Home, Rev. Leland Short officiating. Burial was made in Indian Point Cemetery.
Petersburg (Illinois) Observer, 11 October 1974
Mrs. Cline is dead at 94
ATHENS- Mrs. Minnie E. Cline, 94, of Athens, died at 8:55 p.m. Monday, October 8 at Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are two sons, Robert of Petersburg and Lawrence of Athens; one sister, Mrs. Louis Cole of Diamond Springs, Calif.; and one brother, Luther Cantrall of Petersburg.Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 10 at Mott and Henning Funeral Home in Athens. Burial was in Indian Point Cemetery.
Athens Free Press, 25 December 1953
LEE H. PRIMM, 50, FARMER ENTIRE LIFETIME, DIED EARLY SATURDAY
Lee H. Primm, 50, a farmer of this community his entire lifetime, passed away at Memorial Hospital 1:45 a.m. last Saturday morning where he had been a patient for several days.
Mr. Primm was born on the farm where he resided on March 3, 1903, the son of N. O. and Agnes Mott Primm. He was a member of the Fancy Prairie Presbyterian Church of which he was an elder and he was secretary of the Fancy Prairie Menís Club.
Those to survive are the widow, the former Blanche Huffman; a son, David; three brothers, Jay and Harry, of Athens, and Roy, of Calif.; and one sister, Mary Graham, of Athens.
Remains were removed to the Mott and Son Funeral Home, where services were held from there at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. F. D. McMartin conducting the service. Burial was made in Indian Point Cemetery.
Athens Free Press, 26 September 1952
ELMER L. PRIMM, 64, DIES VERY SUDDENLY AT 3 P.M. TUESDAY
Elmer L. Primm, 64, a resident of this community most of his life, passed away very suddenly about 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, at St. Johnís Hospital. He had worked on Monday at the bank where he had been cashier for 18 years, but felt indisposed on Tuesday and did report at the bank. He gradually grew worse and Dr. Hill was summoned about 1 p.m. and ordered removal to St. Johnís Hospital but he passed away upon his arrival there.
He was born on a farm northeast of Athens, the son of the late Ninian and Agnes Mott Primm, where he grew to manhood. He took an active part in the affairs of the town, being a member of the Methodist Church, a member of Van Meter Lodge 762, AF&AM, and a charter member of the Rotary club.
Surviving are his wife, Lynn; one daughter, Betty Tice of Greenview; two grandchildren; four brothers, Jay, Harry, and Lee, all of Athens, and Roy, of California; and one sister, Mrs. Frank Graham, of Athens.
Remains were removed to the Mott and Son Funeral Home, where services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. J. W. Armstrong officiated. Burial was made in Indian Point Cemetery.
Athens Free Press, 15 July 1960
JAY O. PRIMM, LIFETIME RESIDENT HERE, DIED AT 4 P.M. MONDAY
Jay O. Primm, 78, a resident of Athens the last 9 years, and a lifelong resident of the community, passed away at 4 p.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital, where he had been a patient about two weeks.
He was born on a farm northeast of Athens, April 26, 1882, a son of the late Ninian and Agnes Mott Primm, where he grew to manhood. After his marriage, he followed farming until his retirement nine years ago, when they moved to this city. He was a member of the Fancy Prairie Presbyterian church.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; one son, Delbert W., of rural route, Athens; one daughter, Mrs. Nadine Coffey of Hartsburg; two brothers, Harry of Athens, and Roy D. of Temple City, California; one sister, Mrs. Mary Graham, of rural route, Athens; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the Mott and Son Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Wednesday with Re. Harvey B. Wright officiating. Burial was made in Indian Point Cemetery.
Athens Free Press, 23 June 1944
WILLIAM A. CLINE, LIFETIME FARM RESIDENT, DIED WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
William A. Cline, 84, retired farmer and a lifetime resident of Sangamon County, living about three miles east of Athens, passed away at St. John's Hospital about 6:55 p.m. last Wednesday, June 14, following a 12 day illness.
Mr. Cline was born in Sangamon County, January 2, 1860, near Cantrall, a son of the late Henry and Mary (Primm) Cline. He followed farming until about 20 years ago when he retired. He was a large land owner of that county.
Mr. Cline was twice married, first to Jennie Flagg, who passed away in 1898. Later he married Lillie M. Council, who died in 1923.
Those who survive are two children: one son, Henry, Athens; one daughter, Mrs. Ina Me Canterbury, Cantrall; one grandson, Kenneth Cline, Athens; one granddaughter, Lillie Canterbury, Cantrall; and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Caldwell of Williamsville.
Remains were removed to the Mott and Son Funeral Home here and services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday from the residence of his son, Henry Cline, three miles east of Athens, with Rev. K. D. Teater, pastor of the Athens Christian Church, in charge.
Interment was made in Indian Point Cemetery.
Athens Free Press, 18 May 1962
CLAIR E. CANTERBURY, 77, CANTRALL AREA RESIDENT, DIED AT 5:30 P.M. TUESDAY
Clair E. Canterbury, 77, a resident of the Cantrall rural area since five years of age and a lifelong farmer and farm seed producer, died at St. John's Hospital after a lingering illness.
He was a son of the late John Henry and Elizabeth Canterbury.
He was a member of the Cantrall Christian Church, Springfield Rotary Club, Van Meter Lodge No. 762 AF&AM, Springfield Consistory, Knights Templar, Ansar Shrine, and a former president of the Illinois Crop Improvement Association.
Surviving are his widow, Margie; three sons, Lehman and Wayne, both of Cantrall, and Malcolm of Ottawa; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Young of Athens, Mrs. Lois Rapp of Park Ridge, and Mrs. Jean Schmidt of Cantrall; one brother, J. Harold Canterbury of Cantrall; 15 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Mott and Son Funeral Home, Athens, with Rev. George Pritchard in charge. Burial was made in Indian Point Cemetery.
Petersburg (Illinois) Observer, 4 July 1996
Margaret Primm Richter of Springfield, formerly of Athens, died Wednesday, June 26, at 1:40 p.m. at Lewis Memorial Christian Home in Springfield at the age of 81 years.
She was born January 30, 1915 near Athens, the daughter of James D. and Margaret England Primm. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Richter, in 1987.
Mrs. Primm was a charter member of the Chat-Sew Club in Athens, and a member of the Athens Christian Church and the DAR.
Surviving are one son, Cliff Richter of Chillicothe; six grandchildren; one sister, Eugenia Miller of Springfield; one brother, Merle Primm of Downers Grove; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Friday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Mott and Henning Funeral Home in Athens, with Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating, and burial was in Indian Point Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Athens Christian Church.Submitted by: Bill Scroggin