Eighth Generation


127. William Dudley AVERY was born on 18 December 1875 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. He died on 2 March 1949 at the age of 73 in Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois.

Death Certificate posted in tree on Ancestry had dates of birth and death.

1900 Census. Woodstock, Schuyler, Illinois, Hh 68 (next to his father)
William Avery, b. Dec 1875, age 24, married 3 years
Nora A., wife, b. Feb 1881, age 19, has had one child
William L., son, b. Apr 1891, age 9.
Note: Nora is not the first wife since his son is age nine or perhaps there is an error in the son's age and he was born Apr 1891 and is age 1, not 9 - see 1910

1910 Census. Woodstock, Schuyler, IL
William D. Avery, 34. Nora, wife, 28. Married 14 years. She has had 8 children - 7 are living.
William L., son 11. Arthur, son, 9. Nancy Josephine, dau, 7. Nettie, dau, 5. Ethel, dau, 4. Gladys, dau, 2. James Edward, age 3 months.

World War I Draft Registration
12 Sep 1918
William Dudley Avery was 43, born 18 Dec 1875. He lived at RR 6, Rushville, Schuyler, IL and was a farmer. Nora Alice Avery was his nearest relative. Short, medium build, Brown eyes, Black hair.

1920 Census. Woodstock, Schuyler, IL
William Avery, 40. Nora A. 38.
Lawrence, son, 20. Netta, dau 15. Ethel, dau, 13. Gladys, dau, 12. James, son 10. Isaac, son 8. Leonard, son, 3. Mary, dau, 2, Herman, son, age 2 months.

1930 Census. Beardstown, Cass, IL
William, age 53. Nora, 49
James 20, Isaac 18, Leonard 14, Mary 12, Herman 10, and Ruth age 8.

William D. Avery, 1875-1949, is buried Beardstown City Cemetery, Beardstown, Cass Co, Illinois.
Wife Nora Radinger Avery, 1881-1963, is buried there as well.

William Dudley AVERY and Nora Alice RADINGER were married on 31 January 1897 in Schuyler County, Illinois. Nora Alice RADINGER was born on 26 February 1881 in Schuyler County, Illinois. She died on 3 December 1963 at the age of 82 in Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois.

Marriage record lists parents as Isaac J. Ridinger and Josephine Botton (Bratton).

Mrs. Nora Ary (sic),
Mother of Five
Pekinites, Dies.
Mrs. Nora Avery, 83, of Beardstown, mother of 12 children, five of them living in Pekin, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday in Schmidt Memorial hospital at Beardstown.
Surviving in Pekin are four sons and one daughter, Herman, William, James, and Isaac Avery and Mrs. Guy Hill.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at Northcutt Funeral Home at Beardstown and burial will be at that town.

William and Nora are buried Beardstown City Cemetery, Cass Co, Illinois.

William Dudley AVERY and Nora Alice RADINGER had the following children:

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William Lawrence AVERY was born on 8 April 1899 in Schuyler County, Illinois. He died in February 1978 at the age of 78 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois.

World War I Draft Registration, 12 Sep 1917.
William Lawrence Avery lived at RR 6, Rushville, Schuyler, IL. He was 19, born 8 Apr 1899. He was working as a farm laborer for Jasper Greenlief. Nora Alice Avery (his mother) was his nearest relative. Short, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.

1930 Census. Pekin, Tazewell, IL
Lawrence W. Avery, 30. Dorothy L., 27
Nellie 8. John Merlin, 6, Lawrence E., age 3

1940 Census. Pekin Tazewell, IL
1314 S. Seventh - lived in the same house in 1935
William L. Avery, 41, bower fireman. Dorothy L., 37
Nellie N. 18. John M. 16. Lawrence E., 13.


Rites Set Saturday
Funeral service for William L. Avery, 78, of 1508 Summer Street, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Pekin Bible Church.
Rev. Harold Pothoven and Rev. Howard Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the Kuecks-Woolsey Funeral Home from 2 until 4 and from 6 until 8 p.m. today and at the church from 12 noon Saturday until th time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin Bible Church
Mr. Avery died at 11:07 a.m. Thursday, Feb 2, 1978, in St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in ill health approximately 15 months.
Born in Schuyler County apr 8, 1899, he was a son of William and Nora Ridlinger Avery. His marriage to Dorothy L. Loring occurred Mar 9, 1921 at Beardstown.
Mr. Avery was employed by Commonwealth Edison Company 32 years before he retired in 1960. He then was a real estate agent with the J. H. Shade agency until he became ill.
He was a member of the Powerton Playboys Retirees' Club and of Pekin Bible Church.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Merle (Nellie) Kahler of Pekin, two sons, John M. and Lawrence E., both of Pekin; three borhters, Isaac of Virginia, IL, and James and Herman, both of Pekin; five sisters, Mrs. Metta Lashbrook of Beardstown, Mrs. Gladys Pagels of Hammond, Ind., Mrs. Lawrence (Mary) McDannald of Chaplin, Mrs. Lester (Ruth) Ragan of Brooklyn Center, Minn. and Mrs. Ethel Hill of Pekin; eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
One sister and three brothers preceded him in death.

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Arthur L. AVERY was born in 1901 in Schuyler County, Illinois. He died in 1977 at the age of 76.

Buried Beardstown City Cemetery, Cass Co, IL

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Nancy Josephine AVERY.

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Metta M. AVERY was born on 3 May 1904 in Schuyler County, Illinois. She died on 13 April 2001 at the age of 96 in Beardstown City Cemetery, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois.

Married Harold H. Lashbrook (1901-1973)

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Ethel AVERY was born in 1906 in Schuyler County, Illinois.

Social Security claim for Gladys Norine Hill, born 16 Nov 1924, Beardstown, IL, died 9 Apr 1992. Parents: Ethel V. Avery and Charles G. Hill.

Social Securtiy claim for Charles William Hill, born 16 May 1928, Beardstown, died 25 Oct 2002. Father, Charles G. Hill; mother, Ethel V. Avery.
Gravesite, Lakeview Cemetery, Pekin, IL - has military stone; he served as a Sergeant in the US Air Force, WW II.
His wife was Geraldine Louise, b. 22 Mar 1930 in Peoria, IL; died 5 Oct 2008, Pekin.

1930 Census. Pekin, Tazewell, IL, Hh 629
Guy Hill, 28, married at age 23, Construction labor
Ethel, wife, 24, married at 19
Norine, dau, 5
William, son, 1 year, 11 months

1956 Pekin, IL, City Directory
Hill, Chas. G. (Ethel V) boiler operator, Commonwealth-Edison, home: 1813 S. 2nd.

Social Security Death Index: Charles Hill was born 9 July 1901, died Jun 1974 in Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois.
Charles Guy Hill's family:
1910 Census. Beardstown Ward 4, Cass Co, IL, Hh 306
Chas. B. Hill, 39, married once for 14 years
Stella, wife, 34, 6 children - 3 are living
Guy, son, 9
Melvin, son, 7
Alice, dau, 4

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Martha Gladys AVERY.

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James Edward AVERY was born on 16 January 1910 in Schuyler County, Illinois. He died in January 1986 at the age of 76 in Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois.

1940 Census. Pekin, Tazewell, IL
330 Caroline St; lived in same place in 1935
James Avery, age 30, drill press operator
Esther, wife, age 23

JAMES AVERY
James E. Avery, 75, of 1200 Earl St, Pekin, died at 2:30 this morning, Jan. 15, 1986, in the Pekin Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Avery had been a superviser at Caterpillar Tractor Co. 37 years, retiring Dec 30, 1972.
Born Jan 16, 1910, at Rushville, he was a son of William D. and Nora A. Radinger Avery. He married Esther D. Lange, July 18, 1916, at Manteno.
Surviving are his wife; two grandchildren, Clinton and Eunice, both of Pekin, and three sisters, Mrs. Metta M. Lashbrook of Beardstown, Mrs. Ethel V. Hill of Pekin and Mrs. Mary McDaniels of Pawnee.
One daughter, five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Mr. Avery was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in St. John's church. The Rev. Darwood Kesselmeyer will officiate. Burial will be in the Lakeside Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Noel Henderson Funeral Home and one hour before the service Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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Isaac M. AVERY was born on 26 September 1911 in Schuyler County, Illinois. He died in February 1985 at the age of 73 in Virginia, Cass County, Illinois.

Buried Beardstown City Cemetery, Cass Co, IL. Wife was Katherine L. (1936-1985)

ISAAC AVERY
Issac Avery, 73, of Virginia, died at 10:15 a.m. February 12 at Beardstown Hospital.
He was born August 26, 1911 in Schuyler County, a son of William and Nora Randinger Avery. He married Katherine Stebbins, Mar 12, 1967 and she survives in Virginia.
Also surviving are seven sons: Richard of Pekin; Gary of California; Gale of the state of Virginia; Steven and Leon of Springfield; Terry and Ricky, both of Virginia; three daughters, Lisa and Melissa Avery, both of Virginia and Mrs. Wanda Neeley of Chandlerville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Jim Avery of Pekin and four sisters, Metta Lashbrook, Beardstown, Mary McDaniels, Pawnee, Ruth Ragan, Brooklyn, MN, Ethyl Hill of Pekin.
Mr. Avery was a retired employee of American Distilling Co in Pekin where he was employed for 40 years.
Services were held February 15 at 2 p.m. at Sager-Northcutt Funeral Home in Beardstown with the Elder Dale Hager officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Moore, Pat Murray, Lawrence McDonnald, Gordon Sampson, John Schaeffer, and Mike Deboyne.
Internment was in the Beardstown City Cemetery, Memorial are suggested to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ, Later Day Saints.

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Leonard Lavern AVERY was born on 27 January 1916 in Schuyler County, Illinois. He died on 26 August 1967 at the age of 51 in Illinois.

1940 Census. Beardstown, Cass, ILL
Leonard Avery, age 23. Clara, wife, age 18.

Buried Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin, Tazewell Co, IL

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Mary Claretta AVERY (private).

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Herman AVERY (private).

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Ruth Imogene AVERY was born on 15 February 1922 in Beardstown City Cemetery, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois. She died in April 1985 at the age of 63.

1959 City Directory, Hannibal, MO
Ragan, Lester L. (Ruth I.) signal mtcemn for CB & Q, home, 3820 Tilden
[Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad - CB&Q}

Ruth married Lester L. Ragan.
She is buried Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co, Missouri. There is a joint stone with Lester but he has no death date - perhaps still living in 2016, but doutful. He was born 1922.