Three Citizens of Many Years Died Tuesday
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Jun 1914, p. 6

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[Robert] Simpson, for fifty years a [resident] of Evanston, died at his home 1508 [unclear] Sherman avenue early [damaged] Mr. Simpson was 77 years [damaged] for the past two months has been in poor health. His death is attributed to a general breakdown rather than to one specific ailment.
Born in Scotland
[unclear] Simpson was born in Scotland in 1837 and immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was 3 years of age. His family settled near Libertyville, Illinois. Mr. Simpson came to Evanston about fifty years ago. For years he was engaged [damaged] meat business, owning a market at the corner of Davis street and [damaged] avenue. He withdrew from [damaged] business about ten years ago, and since that time has been looking after his property interests in Evanston which are extensive.
Survived by Seven Children
He is survived by seven children [damaged] of whom live in Evanston and [nearby ?] towns. They are Robert W. Simpson of Evanston, Charles Simpson of Evanston, Mrs. George Anderson of Lake Forest, Mrs. W. E. Anderson of Evanston, Mrs. C. M. Pullman of Wilmette, Mrs. Earl Leffingwell [unclear] and Miss Charlotte Simpson of Evanston. His wife has been [dead for] about seven years. Arrangements for the funeral have [not] been completed, but it will probably take place on Friday and will be [in charge] of the Masonic Lodge of [missing text]. Mr. Simpson is an old member. [Interment] will be at Lake Forest.

[By] a queer coincidence Thomas [Blackler], a former resident of Evanston, was also a close friend of Robert Simpson, [damaged] man who was engaged in the [damaged] business, died at his home in [Milwaukee], Wisconsin, early Tuesday. Blackler left Evanston about [damaged] years ago and has lived in Milwaukee since that time. He was in [Evanston], however, for about twenty [years] previous to that time and was [engaged] in the meat business, owning [the shop] at 702 Main street, which is owned by Rudolph Huber.
Came from Ireland
[The] parents of Mr. Blackler immigrated from England in the pioneer [damaged] and settled in the same [community] with Robert Simpson's family, Libertyville, Illinois. Mr. Blackler was 70 [unclear] years of age. He is survived [by his] wife and three married daughters, two of them living in Milwaukee and one in Iowa. Mr. F. C. Con-[damaged], 714 Washington street, vanston, is a nephew.

Mrs. Whiting is Dead
Another old resident passed away [Tuesday], Mrs. Mary M. Whiting, [wife] of David J. Whiting, died at [her residence], 1414 Hinman avenue. [She] was 93 years of age. The funeral [services] were held Wednesday after[noon], June 24, at 2:15 o'clock, at the [damaged] of her grandson, Charles Ware [unclear], Illinois.

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25 Jun 1914
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Simpson, Robert ; Blackler, Thomas ; Whiting, Mary
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Three Citizens of Many Years Died Tuesday