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Peter Sellers Male Hannah Salter Oct 23, 1853 Clay CO, IL
1870 DEWITT CO, IL
Peter Sellers Creek, DeWitt, IL abt 1832 Indiana White Male/2000 LAND/700personal, (ck 1860 Macon Co., Il)
Hannah Sellers Creek, DeWitt, IL abt 1825 Virginia White Female
Laybt Sellers Creek, DeWitt, IL abt 1853 Illinois White Female
Robert Sellers Creek, DeWitt, IL abt 1859 Illinois White Male
Ahenita Sellers Creek, DeWitt, IL abt 1857 Ohio White Male
Emma M Sellers Creek, DeWitt, IL abt 1860 Ohio White Female
THOMAS ELISH 40 IRELAND,
1880 Nixon, De Witt, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254203
NA Film Number T9-0203
Page Number 399B
Robert SELLARS Self S Male W 21 IL Farmer IN VA , living alone(ca 1859)
1880 Creek, De Witt, Illinois
David BELL Self M Male W 49 OH Farmer IRE IRE
Rebecca BELL Wife M Female W 49 PA House Keeping PA PA
Monroe BELL Son S Male W 24 OH Farm Laborer OH PA
Anna BELL Dau S Female W 18 IL At Home OH PA
James BELL Son S Male W 16 IL Farm Laborer OH PA
Hattie BELL Dau S Female W 9 IL OH PA
William MESSER FatherL M Male W 69 PA Farm Laborer PA PA
Peter SELLERS Other W Male W 50 IN Farm Laborer IN IN , widow (ck 1900 MOULTRIE CO, IL)
August 3, 1906
RAILROAD MAN KILLED
Charles SELLARS, night foreman at the central freight office was killed Wednesday night. A car was being switched in and he was on the ladder on the side of it. The track is near the freight house, and he leaned out to far, striking the corner of the building. He was thrown between the cars and run over. Both legs were crushed below the knees and was horribly bruised about the body. He was taken to the infirmary but nothing could be done for him. He died about 3 o'clock, about four hours after the accident. Deceased was born in Indiana Dec. 12, 1861, and was married to Miss Anna SHAFFER, Feb. 26, 1885 in Macon County, Ill. Four children were born to the union, who with their mother survive. They had lived in Clinton about 15 years and for eight years had been in the Central's employ. He was a modern woodsman and had a $3,000 policy.
February 13, 1903
KILLED BY CENTRAL TRAIN.
Former Resident of Clinton Received Injuries That Cause His Death in a Few Hours.
Peter SELLARS died about two o'clock this morning at his home in Decatur from injury received early yesterday morning. He accompanied his wife and daughter to the 5 o'clock train from Decatur; they were coming to this city to visit J. A. EDMISTON, Mrs. SELLAR's cousin, who is sick, and Mr. Sellars bid them good-bye a few minutes before the train started. After leaving them he started along the track north to his home. Being hard of hearing he did not hear the approaching train and was overtaken, one foot being cut off just above the ankle, the other foot badly mashed, besides other injuries. The train was stopped and the men passengers carried Mr. Sellars back to the depot. Mrs. Sellars and daughter remained on the train until the men were again in their seats and the train almost ready to start when Mrs. Sellars heard someone say it was Peter Sellars who was hurt. He was taken to his home and a doctor called; he said the other foot must be taken off and that he must first be taken to a hospital. As this was over a mile drive, he was too near dead to have the operation performed till afternoon.
Peter Sellars was about 70 years old and moved from Clinton to Sullivan (Moultrie,msh) a few years ago and from there to Decatur three years ago. While here he had enough property to keep his family so that he worked but little. Since then he had made deals that lost him most of his property and worked by the day. Besides his wife, a son and four daughters survive him, all living at home, except the son who is attending school in Lincoln.
Submitted by Judy Simpson
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