Added by: Ann Tindall
“JOHN WARE DIES AFTER ILLNESS OF ONLY FEW HOURS….He Was Third In This Family To Die In Last 4 Months. “John Ware, a well-known old resident and the brother of David Ware and Lyman Ware of Hillsboro, died at the hospital in this city at noon, Tuesday, November 12,. He was sick less than two days preceding his death. He suffered a hemorrhage of the brain Monday night and was taken to the hospital, where he died the following day. He was 72 years, 10 months and 5 days old when he died.
The death of Mr. Ware occurred only six weeks after the death of his wife, who passed away on September 29, following a short illness. Her death was unexpected as she died soon after being stricken with acute kidney trouble.
The death of John Ware comes soon after the sudden death of his brother, Arthur Ware, who passed away on July 27, 1929, at Hillsboro.
Son of Pioneers
John Ware was a son of David and Lestina Ware, two pioneer settlers who came to this county in 1855 from New England. They bought land in Butler Grove township, north of Hillsboro and lived to become two of the most prominent residents of this county. The neighborhood where they settled has been know for years as ‘Ware’s Grove.’
Mr. and Mrs. David Ware were the parents of a family of six children who were: Arthur, David, John and Lyman Ware, Beulah, the wife of Albert E. Chickering of Hillsboro, New Hampshire, and Emma, the wife of Jesse Osborn, of Butler Grove township. The six children of Mr and Mrs. Ware lived in this county until there were grown, Mrs. Chickering being the only member of the family who settled elsewhere. For fifty years they have been prominent leaders in the communities in which they lived. Mrs. Chickering returned to the locality from which her parents came to this county, three-quarters of a century ago, to seek their fortunes and rear their family, in a new country.
Arthur and John Ware have now passed away and the two brothers and two sisters above named survive him.
A Well-Read Man
As a youth, John Ware showed that he had been born with a love for books and it could almost be said he gave up his life to reading,. He had good taste in the selection of the books he read and spent every idle moment, reading books, newspapers and magazines. As a result, there probably was no better read or better posted man in Hillsboro than was Mr. Ware. Reading, however, was an obsession with him and he indulged himself in this recreation often to the neglect of practical affairs.
As a young man, John Ware taught school for several years at the Liberty and Montgomery schools in this county. He followed farming to a limited extent and was farming near Waverly, Ill., in 1902 when he met Miss Ettie Berry, a native of Palmyra, who was then teaching school at Waverly. On December 31, 1902 they were united in marriage. Two sons were born to this union, Clarence Ware, who is employed at Eagle Pitcher Smelter, in Hillsboro and Walter, who is a student-teacher in the School of Mines at Rolla, Mo.
Mr. Ware was a member of the M.E. church of Hillsboro. He was a man of exceptionally good habits, never indulging in any of the weaknesses to which most men are addicted. He bitterly opposed the use of liquor and tobacco and language of a questionable character.
Soon after his marriage the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ware, near Waverly, was destroyed by fire and they returned to this county to spend the remainder of their years. They lived at Coffeen for a short time and later moved to Hillsboro. They bought the old home on Taylorville Road, once known as ‘the Holderread place,’ which they occupied for twenty-five years or more, or until their death.
The funeral services will be held at the Bass Funeral Parlors at two o’clock, Thursday afternoon, November 14, the Rev. T. H. Tull officiating and burial will be made at Ware’s Grove cemetery.”
Source: THE MONTGOMERY NEWS, Thursday, November 14, 1929, p. 1