Note: J. W. Fishbeck, Long Flagmen, Taken by Death John W. Fishbeck, 83 a resident of Joliet for 27 years, died yesterday at his home, 614 Blackhawk street following a lingering illness. Born in New York, he came to Joliet a quarter of a century ago. For 19 years, he was employed as a flagman by the Rock Island railroad. He work at the McDonaugh street crossing, retiring in 1946. SURVIVING are his widow, Beatrice; three daughters, Miss Ruth, of Joliet; Miss Alma Hetfield of Goodman, Wis.; Mrs. Lida Larenze of Red Rock, Minn.; seven sons; Jess of Merrill, Wis., Freeman of St. Paul, Minn., John of Roseland, S.D., Raymond of Tacoma, Wash., Clifford, Alvin and Robert, of Joliet; three step-sons, Carl, Wesley, and Donald Baker, all of Joliet; four sisters, Miss Lydia of Wilmington, Mrs. Elizabeth Rowland of Gary, Ind., Mrs. Oliver Perry of Joliet, Mrs. Ada Ingalls of Wilmington, and a brother, Samuel of Joliet. Funeral services will be at 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Sonntag funeral home. Burial will be in the Plainfield cemetery. - Joliet Herald News (ILLINOIS), August 20, 1950 (Sunday), page 2
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