CORE, ASBURY B. - Morgan County, Illinois | ASBURY B. CORE - Illinois Gravestone Photos

Asbury B. CORE

Jacksonville East Cemetery
Morgan County,

Nov 16, 1830 - Feb, 1917 - 1st Sgt. Co D, 101st IL Inf.

Jacksonville Daily Journal, Sunday Morning, February 4, 1917
A. B. Core, veteran of the civil war and for many years a resident of Jacksonville died at the Soldier's home in Quincy Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Mr. Core was born in Frankford, a suburb of Philadelphia Pa., November 16, 1830 and was nearly 87 years of age at the time of death. He came to Jacksonville some time before the civil war and made this his home continuously for many years, going to the Soldier's home a few years ago. He was a contractor and carpenter and when he first came to Jacksonville did considerable contracting work. He was a fine mechanic and one of the houses he erected was the Robert Hockenhull residence on Grove street which is now a part of the Old people's Home. This was built in 1858. After he quit contracting he entered the employ of Wood & Montgomery and worked for that firm during all the years it was in existence and when it was dissolved after the death of Mr. Montgomery Mr. Core continued in the employ of Abram Wood during Mr. Wood's life. Of recent years Mr. Core was not able to work steadily at his trade.
Mr. Core was three times married. His present wife survives and is also at the Soldier's home in Quincy where she is seriously ill in the hospital and will not be able to attend the funeral. He also is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward McEvers of Miami, Fla.; and Miss Hattie Core of Los Angeles, Calif., and one son, John Core of Philadelphia.
During the civil war Mr. Core enlisted in the 101st regiment and served thru the conflict. He was a member of Matt Starr Post G. A. R., and of Harmony Lodge No. 3, A. F. and A. M. He was a man of genial disposition and was highly regarded by a large circle of friends. The remains will be brought here for burial this morning.
Funeral services will be held from Grace church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. F. B. Madden and the Masonic order.

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Submitted: 2/22/14 • Approved: 2/22/14 • Last Updated: 4/8/18 • R66509-G0-S3

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