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Descendants of Charles DYSART (16-page pdf) 

We have a few diaries from CW's son, Dr. Benjamin Dysart. He was his youngest son. The diaries take place on the farm and are about him growing up there, the work that he did, and his years going to John Suwanee high school. He would take a horse and buggy to school.

My mother is Dr. Benjamin Dysart's daughter. She's one of six daughters left, all the rest have passed. I have quite a few pictures of my grandfather on that farm in Illinois, and of his brothers.

I have a family picture of CW's family.

Benjamin Quincy Dysart was the doctor for Henry, Putnam, and Bureau counties, Illinois. My mother says the two doctors that were in Bureau went off to war, so there was no other doctor for that area.

Leslie Dysart was the one that took over the farm.

The young boys in these two pictures are Benjamin Quincy Dysart. The other pictures are on the Farm with his brothers, and I think one sister in the buggy, from the diary. We have the oldest sister, Hannah, married to Edward Frank Foley. I noticed that they were one of the other first families in Granville. It says his name is Edward, but he went by Frank. Benjamin talks about going over to Frank's place so I think that they live close to the Foleys.

This was used when he was first starting out his mortuary. He started and owned the Dysart mortuary.

As far as we know, there was no Joseph Dysart.

Cornelius W Dysart

This community was shocked when it was learned that C. W. Dysart had passed away an[on] Saturday evening, Feb. 4, 1911, about 6:30 o'clock, as few persons knew that he was in a critical condition, for he had been ill only about a week. The cause of death was conjestion of the bowels. Mr. Dysart was a prosperous farmer and was born Jan. 22, 1847, on the farm where he has always resided. His parents were A. P. and Hannah J. (Hawthorne) Dysart. The Dysart family is of Scotch descent. At the age of 23 years Mr. Dysart was married to Miss Mary E. Heywood, a native of Maine, who survived until April, 1899. To this union nine children were born and are as follows: Hannah, the wife of E. F. Foley, of Eddyville, Iowa; A. H., of Granville; Lucy, the wife of A. M. McCormick, of Tipton, Ia.; J. W., of Jefferson, Ia.; John, who with his wife, will leave soon for the mission fields in South Africa; Leslie C., Charles, Howard L. and Benjamin, of Granville. All are married except Charles and Benjamin. On March 6, 1902, Mr. Dysart was married to Miss Nira Burnham, of Hennepin, who survives him.

Throughout his entire life Mr. Dysart carried on general agricultural pursuits. In politics he was always a republican, casting his first vote for U. S. Grant. He served for three years as supervisor of his township and for nine years as assessor and was recognized as one of the leading representatives of the party in this locality. At the time of his death he was a deacon and the treasurer of the Congregational church and a school trustee. He was a pleasant man and made friends wherever he went. Funeral services will be held at the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock.

Source: The Putnam Record, Hennepin, Putnam County, Illinois, Wednesday, February 8, 1911, via Find A Grave Memorial# 68347933

Submitted 08 Jun 2015 by Susan Napoli

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