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April 22, 2006, added Ida's second marriage, 1920, 1930 census transcriptions.
August 10, 2004, added census transcriptions, family links.

MAJORVILLE   CEMETERY
HANCOCK  COUNTY,  ILLINOIS

 

SIMEON M. SHORE 1855-1912
IDA R. SHORE (nee Ullrich) 1868-1961

 

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SIMEON M. SHORE
JUNE 10, 1855.
JAN. 4, 1912.
IDA HIS WIFE
1868 - 1961

 


Shore.

Simeon M. Shore, youngest son of Andrew and Emily (Green) Shore, was born near Hublesville, Huntington Co. Pa. June 10, 1855 and died Jan. 4, 1912 at his home near Joetta, Hancock Co. Ill, being 56 years, 6 months and 25 days of age.

He was of a family of 7 children the eldest, James K. of Hills Grove, and another brother, Jesse L. of White City, Kansas, are all that remain.

The greater part of his life was spent in Pa. where he was married May 20, 1880 to Belle Fields, who died July 29, 1903.  To this union were born three children, Clarence R., Myrtle G. and a son which died in infancy.

In 1904 he came to Ill. for a visit and returned in 1906 having decided to make this state his home. On Oct. 18, 1906 he was married to Ida R. Ullrich and to them was born a son Sept 4, 1909 which lived but a few hours.

His sickness, obstruction of the gall-duct was one weeks duration and death came as a merciful messenger to relieve his sufferings.

He had accepted Jesus as his Savior, and though he never united with any church, those who knew loved him best testify to his consistent life.

The wife mourns now, but the memory of his love for her and devotion to his home makes her thankful for the five years they spent together.

His children, who are in Pa., and so could not be at his sick bed have lost a loving father.

He was kind, sympathetic and jovial; he was ever ready for a clever joke if it did not in any way wound the feelings of another.  Although he had not lived many years among us he had many friends and was familiarly known among them as "Uncle Sim".

His death brings sorrow but his life brought good to all who knew him.

The funeral services were held Sunday morning in the Majorville church; the sermon by Rev. Shawgo was based on the words found in John 14:1-3.

The pall-bearers were: C. L. Shore, L. H. Rinehart, B. B. Rinehart, Henry Broadhead, Ed Kimbrough and L. B. Shields.

The choir which consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Hobart, Mrs. Ethel Callihan and Clem Duffy with Ava Robinson as organist sang the songs that he loved, after which he was laid to rest in the city of the dead.  A good man had gone to his reward.

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Published obituary, unknown original source and print date; clipping from the Mae Peck Conn scrapbook donated to the Hancock County Historical Society by Marilyn Shelley.  Verbatim transcription.

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The infant son of Simeon and Ida is also buried at Majorville, photo not yet available.

Ida subsequently married Francis Marion Hocker and they resided in Colchester, McDonough County, Illinois.

Marion, a Civil War veteran, was a widower with grown children.  He died December 23, 1929, at Colchester and was interred there at Mt. Auburn Cemetery with his first wife, Eliza Ellis Hocker (1844-1913).

Ida would have been 92 or 93 when she died in 1961, surviving her first husband by nearly 50 years.

See also: James K. Shore (Simeon's brother)
John & Catharine Ullrich (Ida's parents)

1870 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 151A
enumerated June 13, 1870, dwelling #9

Ulrick, John, 47, male, white, farmer, value of real estate 600, value of personal estate 200, born "Kuse Hessn", both parents foreign born, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
Catherin, 39, female, white, keeping house, born "Kuse Hessn", both parents foreign born
John H, 13, male, white, born VA, both parents foreign born, attended school within the year
Elizabeth, 11, female, white, born VA, both parents foreign born, attended school within the year
Jacob, 7, male, white, born VA, both parents foreign born, attended school within the year
Mary, 4, female, white, born VA, both parents foreign born
Ida R, 1, female, white, born VA, both parents foreign born

 

1880 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 125D
enumerated June 16, 1880, dwelling #73

Ulrich [surname hard to read], John, white, male, 57, married, farmer, [handwritten addition "For", probably an abbreviation of Foreign] born Hesse, both parents born Hesse
Catharine, white, female, 48, married, keeping house, [handwritten addition "For", probably an abbreviation of Foreign] born Hesse, both parents born Hesse
John H, white, male, 23, son, single, farmer, born VA, both parents born Hesse
Jacob F, white, male, 17, son, single, farmer, attended school within the year, born VA, both parents born Hesse
Mary V, white, female, 14, daughter, single, attended school within the year, born VA, both parents born Hesse
Ida R, white, female, 11, daughter, single, attended school within the year, born IL, both parents born Hesse
Andrew G, white, male, 9, son, single, attended school within the year, born IL, both parents born Hesse
Charles W, white, male, 9, son, single, attended school within the year, born IL, both parents born Hesse

 

1900 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 125B
enumerated June 16, 1900, dwelling #142

Ullrick, John, head, white, male, May 1823, 77, married for 45 years, born Germany, both parents born Germany, year of immigration to the U.S. - 1844, number of years in the U.S. - 56, naturalized - 1857, farmer, months not employed - 0, could read but not write, spoke English, owned his farm free of mortgage, farm schedule 124

Catherine, wife, white, female, Nov 1831, 62, married for 45 years; mother of 7 children, 4 living; born Germany, both parents born Germany, year of immigration to the U.S. - 1848, number of years in the U.S. - 52, could read but not write, spoke English

Ida R, daughter, white, female, Aug 1868, 31, single, born IL, both parents born Germany, could read, write and speak English

1910 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 89B
enumerated April 22, 1910, dwelling #57

Shor, Simian, head, male, white, 56 ?, married (2nd) for 3 years, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English, farmer, general farm, employer, could read and write, paying on a mortgage on his farm home, farm schedule [no entry]

Ida, wife, female, white, 41, married (1st) for 3 years; mother of 1 child, [no further entry]; born IL, both parents born Germany - Ger; spoke English, could read and write

Ulrich, John, father, male, white, 89, [married 1 or widower - hard to read], born Germany - Ger; both parents born Germany - Ger; year of immigration to the U.S. - 1860; naturalized; spoke English, own income, could read and write

Shore, Myrtle, daughter, female, white, 19, single, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English, could read and write, attended school after Sept. 1, 1909

1920 Illinois Census, McDonough County, Colchester Township, Colchester ED 49, page 76B
enumerated January 3 & 5, 1920, dwelling #50, Bishop Street

Hocker, Francis M, head, owner, free of mortgage, male, white, 71, married, could read and write, born KY, both parents born Ky, spoke English

Ida R, wife, female, white, 51, married, could read and write, born IL; both parents born Germany, native tongue German; spoke English

Rinehart, Lyman H, boarder, male, white, 43, single, could read and write, born IL, both parents born PA, spoke English, bookkeeper, bank, working for wages

 

1930 Illinois Census, McDonough County, Colchester Township, Colchester ED 9, page 46B
enumerated April 2, 1930, dwelling #52

Hocker, Ida R, head, owner, home value 2000, owned a radio, female, white, 61, widow, could read and write, born IL, both parents born Germany, spoke English

 

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