ELEANOR MAY WILLIAMS
DOB: April 16, 1872
Near Lyons, Wisconsin USA
DOD: May 17, 1929
at home, Crete, IL USA
Daughter of Lacon J. and Adelia Anna (nee Short) Hand
Sister to: Irving S. (Evelyn Stroddard), Gilbert (Clara unknown), Jesse R. (Carrie E. unknown and Mary L. Van Schaick) , Willie L. (Margaret A. unknown) Lillian “Lillie” M. and Martha B. (Andrew Laurson) Hand
Wife of Thomas Newton Carter, married March 10, 1888, Walworth, WI USA
Mother to: Jesse Eugene Carter, born 12-2-1890 in Oberlin, KS USA
We don’t know what happened to Thomas N. Carter.
Wife of Frank Fishman, married September 3, 1891
Mother to: Frank J. (Ella Kallal) and Viola Adeline Fishman
Frank Fishman died September 27, 1905 in Lake Geneva, WI USA.
Wife of Edwin Monroe Williams, married in 1907.
May 24, 1929 – The Chicago Heights Star
THE CRETE RECORD EDITOR’S WIFE DIES
Eleanor May Williams, daughter of Anna and Lacoln (Lacon) Hand, was born April 16, 1872, near Lyons, Wisconsin and died at her home in Crete Friday morning.
She received her early education in a public school at Lyons, later attending the public school at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin from which she graduated. Later she went to teach and study in a private school conducted by an uncle, Professor Jesse Hand.
She had been ill for many years, and for the past few weeks gradually grew worse.
She was a woman of high intelligence and understanding and had been a great aid to her husband’s business for years.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, Jesse Eugene Carter of Rockford, Francis John Fishman, of Iowa, and one daughter, Viola Adeline Fishman, who lives at home; also one granddaughter, Maxine Carter, and two brothers, Jesse and Willis Hand, of Lake Geneva.
Mr. R.C. Dock, of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Chicago Heights, conducted the funeral services, which were held last Sunday from the Methodist Church. Interment took place in the Mausoleum at Beecher.
Eleanor has no other family members resting in the mausoleum.
(Editor’s note: It is only an assumption, but it may be possible that Eleanor’s husband, Edwin M. Williams, the owner / editor of “The Crete Record” newspaper in Crete, knew Fred Bernard Rohe, Mayor of Crete. Fred Bernard Rohe’s first wife was killed in an auto accident while on vacation in Texas and was brought home and laid to rest in the mausoleum in February, 1929, just a few months before Eleanor died)