Name: Nicholas Right Counsil
From: The Daily American, West Frankfort,
Nicholas Right Counsil, son of James D. and Sarah Angeline Counsil, was born
Oct. 26, 1863 in Hamilton County IL. near McLeansboro, and died May 04, 1945 at
his home in West Frankfort, IL at the age of 81 years, 6 months, and 8 days. He
spent his boyhood on a farm in Hamilton Co. and as a young man taught school in
the country schools throughout the county.
Date: May, 1945
He was a great lover of good music and taught music in special sessions held
throughout the county. He was converted and became a member of the Bethel
Methodist Church in Hamilton County about 50 years ago and remained a member
until his death.
On March 31, 1889, he married Julia Ann Francis Wheeler. To this union six
children were born. The family moved to West Frankfort, IL. in 1913, where he
was employed by The C. B. & O. and C. E.& E. I. railroads for about 20 years,
retiring from active duty about 10 years ago.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John of Springfield IL.; three
daughters, Mrs. George Nipper of West Frankfort IL; Mrs. Joel Prince of
McLeansboro, IL, Mrs. Herman Peek of De Kalb IL.; a brother Charles Counsil of
Sexton MO.; two sisters, Mrs. George Oglesby of Eldorado IL; Mrs. Laura Hines of
Chicago IL.; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Two sons
preceded him in death, Cecil and Cloyd.
He will long be remembered as a faithful husband, kind and loving father and a
true and loyal neighbor by his family, friends, and many acquaintances through
Hamilton and Franklin counties.
May God who has seen fit to take him from us, give us grace to bear our great