Algonquin Historic


C. C. Chunn of Algonquin Passes Away


Pioneer Citizen of the Township -- Funeral Held By
Masonic Lodges of Woodstock and Nunda

C. C. Chunn, one of the oldest residents of Algonquin township, died at the home of his step daughter, Mrs. H. G. Anderson, in Algonquin, Saturday, May 12, 1906, as the result of a paralytic stroke about ten days before. He was aged 82.

C. C. Chunn was born in Union county, Ind., in 1824. In 1834 he came to Illinois and settled at St. Charles, coming to Algonquin in 1835 and settling on a farm east of town. He was united in marriage with Miss E. A. Goodrich in 1858. To this union five children were born, but only one- Mrs. F. B. Threadgold of Chicago- survives.

His first wife having passed away, he was again married, in 1870, to Miss C.M. Flannel of DeKalb county, Ind. Four children were born, but none are now living.

Deceased leaves a wife, one daughter- Mrs. F. B. Threadgold of Chicago, a step daughter- Mrs. H. G. Anderson of Algonquin, and five grandchildren. There is also a wide circle of Friends and acquaintances who mourn his death.

Mr. Chunn was a druggist in Algonquin for sixteen years, and was also postmaster of Algonquin for sixteen years. He served as road commissioner, school trustee and school director, and was actively identified with the political and social life of Algonquin for many years.

He was a member of Woodstock chapter, A. F. & A. M., and the Masonic lodges of Woodstock and Nunda had charge of the funeral services which were held from the house at 1 p.m., Wednesday. The floral pieces were presented by the Masons, the Royal Neighbors and the Lady Maccabees. The pall-bearers were: J. R. Jackman, O. H. Gillmore, Chas. Lanning, Wm. Hill, John peter and Wm. Miller. The boy was laid to rest in Algonquin cemetery.

In the death of Mr. Chunn the community loves a citizen of rugged honesty, free form ostentation, and believer in simplicity. He was a man who bravely bore his pro in the up building of the country in its early days and lived to see and enjoy the fruits of this early toil. He commanded the respect of all who knew him and has now entered into the long and well-earned rest.

The Nunda Herald
May 17, 1906



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