Girard Gazette (18 September 1919, page 1 column 7):


Word was received here this week of the death of Elisha England, which occured at Waukomis, Oklahoma, last week.

Mr. England was born and reared west of this city and moved to Oklahoma about sixteen years ago. His brother T. J. England and nephew Ed Hays went out to attend the funeral. He was about 70 years old. Mr. and Mrs. England visited relatives and friends here this spring.

Girard Gazette (25 September 1919, page 6 column 2):


The following account of the death of Elisha England has been sent to us for publication. It appeared in the Waukomis, Olka., [sic] papers.

Elisha England was born June 14, 1849, at Girard, Ill., died Sept. 9, 1919, at his home near Waukomis, Oklahoma.

He was united in marriage to Miss Ada England, Sept 28, 1880. Three children were born to this union, two of which died in infancy. Arthur is living and is with us today. He had four brothers living, B. F., Samuel, George and Thomas, all living near Girard, Ill. Mr. England united with the M. E. church about 30 years ago. He moved to Okla., in 1902. He leaves a wife, four brothers and one son and a host of friends to mourn his loss. He was a kind and loving husband and a good father.

Funeral services were conducted at the home, Friday afternoon, Sept 12, Rev. Grant of the M. E. church officiating and burial was made in the Waukomis cemetery.

By the death of Elisha England the community has lost one of its best men. He was a good citizen and best of all, he was a noble Christian character.