Copy of obituary from Gary Hanna (March 2013)
Farmon Scramlin was my first cousin 4x removed.
Mr. Farmon Scramlin died at the
home of his son-in-law, Jay Sanstrom,
Thursday forenoon, June 30, at about
9:15. Mr. Scramlin was at work hoeing
among the out door plants at the
greenhouse Tuesday forenoon, and was
apparently in his usual health. At
about 11 o’clock he was seen at work,
and a short time later he was found
lying on the ground in an unconscious
condition. He was carried to Mr. A.
Melby’s residence where his son-in-
law lives, and medical aid summoned
all that could be done was restore
consciousness, but without avail, and
he gradually failed and he breathed
his last at the hour above stated.
Mr. Scramlin was born in
1850 came to this county with his
parents. In June 1864 he enlisted in
Co. H, 76th
Ill. Inf., and went to the
front. He served with his regiment
through the war, and at
was wounded in the right arm. At
the close of the war he returned here
and took a position as clerk in Patterson’s
hardware department, learning the tinner’s trade.
In 1871 he formed a partnership with W. Astle
in the hardware business. Later the
partnership ended and Mr. Scramlin
went into the same business in Grant
Park, remaining there seven years; he
then traveled for two years for the
Temple Pump Co. He then engaged
in farming, which he followed until
1888, when he moved into town.
During his long residence in this
city he made many friends who deeply
regret his sudden death. He was a successful
man in business as well as in farming,
and only gave up the latter when
compelled to do so on account of
the weight of years and ill health.
On October 3, 1872, Mr. Scramlin
was married to Miss Mary Lamport.
To them one daughter was born, Lura
M., the wife of J. Sanstrom. The wife
also survives him.
Mr. Scramlin was a Mason, being a
charter member of the Grant Park
lodge, and was also a member of
Post, No. 627 G. A. R. In his death
these societies have lost a most
consistent and valued member.
The funeral services will be held
from his late residence on West Fourth
Street tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon
At 2 o’clock.