|1:51:20 PM - Wed, Jan 18th 2017
Quote: Wed 18th 1:50 pm
Quote: Tue 7th 3:26 pm
Good Morning, I am hoping someone might be able to help me. My Great-great grandmother, Lillie O. Wingler, was an 'inmate' at the Kankakee State Hospital from November 1909 to January 1913. She is listed in the 1910 Census. I have thus far been unable to find an obituary or location of burial for her. We know she died in a hospital, and this thread is my first glimmer of hope for finding a burial location.
There was a post from a few years ago mentioning a contact person for information:
Quote: Fri 6th 7:45 pm
According to Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, if you want information on State Hospital graves, you should contact Mr. Jim Carlson, Cemetery Oversight Division (888-756-8331)...
Does anyone know if this person is still there or who the new individual may be? I am hoping to just find out if she is, in fact, buried in the hospital cemetery, as I assume seeing the grave would be nothing short of a miracle.
"A peculiarly sad case came before Judge Dolson in the county court today. Mrs. Lillie O. Wingler of Kemp, aged 29, and the mother of six children, was adjudged insane by a commission composed of Drs. W.S. Johnson of Kemp and W.T. Pulliam of Tuscola, and her commitment to the hospital at Kankakee was ordered. Her husband, George T. Wingler, gave bond for her expenses at the state asylum. She has been mentally unbalanced for about a year and from the evidence brought out at the investigation today her condition is due to family trouble."
The Decatur (Illinois) Herald, 11 November 1909, p. 5, col. 5.