Obituary from the Kankakee Daily
Journal, April 15th, 1958
Raymond Hummel, 65, Of Cabery
Dies, Rites Set
CABERY (JNS)-Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Stewart Funeral Home, Cullom, for Raymond E.
Hummel, 65, who died Saturday night in Dwight Veterans Hospital.
Mr. Hummel was a retired Cabery service station
operator. Surviving are brothers, Leslie and Frank of Cabery, LeRoy
of Kankakee and Virgil of Pontiac, and a sister Mrs. Mabel Sargent of
Friends may call at the funeral home today and until
the hour of the service.
Biography of Raymond's wife taken from
HISTORY OF FORD COUNTY ILLINOIS, Ó1984 by The
Ford County Historical Society
Laura Dorothea Johnson was
married 6-30-1918 to Ray Hummel of Cabery. She had returned to teach
there when he entered the army. She became suddenly ill and died
there 10-1-1918. He was also so ill at the time at Camp Grant,
Rockford, that he was unable to return home. A newspaper account at
the time named her illness as pneumonia, but her father, Carl Edward
Johnson also died suddenly six months later and they were recognized as
victims of an influenza epidemic.
As a side note: Laura was with child at
the time of her death. Laura was born in 4 June 1895 in Paxton, IL
at home, died 1 Oct. 1918. Laura is buried in the Glen Cemetery,
Paxton, IL. Parents Carl Edward Johnson b:12 Dec. 1860, Attica
Indiana, d:30 April 1919 in Paxton. Carl married Anna Christina
Carlson on 18 Dec. 1884. Anna b: 14 Aug. 1866 in Odeshog, Ostergotland,
Sweden, d: 30 July 1938. Both parents are in the Glen Cemetery,