Name: John Benton Mayberry
From: The Times, McLeansboro, Illinois
Date: March 18, 1918
John Mayberry was born in Hamilton County, Illinois, Sept. 30, 1844, and departed this life April 7, 1918, aged 73 years, 6 months and 7 days.
He was of a family of ten children, five boys and five girls, of whom two brothers, David K. and George W. Mayberry and two sisters, Pollyann Morris and Frances Johnson, who live in Texas, survive him.
He professed faith in Christ at an early age and in 1859 he was united in marriage to Nancy M. Oliver. To this union was born one children who died in infancy. His wife preceded him in death.
When the call came in the defense of liberty, he enlisted in Company A, 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, August 13, 1862, and served his country until April 1865, when he was honorably discharged.
He was married to Mary M. Harrawood, October 9, 1870. To this union 9 children were born 7 of whom survive him, the others died in infancy--this wife also preceded him.
May 5, 1893, he was married to Mary Ann Oliver. To this union 4 children were born, two survive him. This wife preceded him.
He was married to Eva. E. Wallace November 1, 1900, and this union was blessed with 3 children, this wife having preceded him.
He leaves besides his brothers and sisters, twelve children. Boys, Chalon, Silas, Arthur, Cleveland, Charley, Chester, Harry and Sherman. Girls--Rosetta Greenice, Isabel Griffith, Hattie and Hazel Mayberry, 30 grandchildren and 5 great, grand children. His friends were all who knew him. He had been in poor health over a year; heart trouble being the cause of his death. He stood his trials and pains patiently, often saying he was ready and willing to go.
Funeral services were held at Prospect Church by Rev. Thomas B. Hunt after which the remains were laid to rest at that place.