Oct 8, 1897 Pontiac Free Trader
Thomas McManigal died Thursday, September 30, 1897, at Neoga, Ill. He had been in poor health the past six months and went there believing the change would be beneficial. His remains arrived in Strawn on Saturday, and the funeral was held at the M.E. church. The sermon was preached by Rev. Leonard of Forrest. He was buried in the Strawn cemetery by the side of his wife, who died last September. He leaves three children and a host of friends to mourn his departure. Obit from Pontiac Free Trader.
Oct 8, 1897 Chatsworth Plain Dealer
Thomas McManigel, who left here two months ago, was brought back dead on Saturday from Neoga. The remains were accompanied by his brother, Charles, and a sister of Atlanta, Neb. The funeral services took place at two p.m. at the M.E. church, Rev. Leonard, of Forrest, officiating, and the remains were interred in the Strawn cemetery beside those of his wife, who died in February. A large number turned out to do honor to the departed, as he had been a citizen here for about fifteen years. He leaves three children, two boys and one girl, the oldest nine and the youngest five years of age. Chatsworth Plain Dealer 10/8/1897
Submitted by: Carmon Conder McManigell
In memory of her husband Robert E. Lee McManigell’s grandparents.