White Hall, Nov. 30.—Sylvester Byron Search, 76, died at his home on South Jacksonville street at 3 o’clock Sunday morning.
Decedent was born at Pleasant Valley, O., Nov. 9, 1855. He learned the potter’s trade and came to White Hall to work in the pottery plant 35 years ago. He was the last member of the McKinley Glee Club, once widely known in central Illinois. He was married to Theresa Brown, who died several years ago. A daughter of that union, Mrs. Lenor [sic] Shepherd, of Canton, O., survives. He was later married to Miss Stella Cooper. She and three sons, Theodore of Harrisburg, Francis of Oakland and Marion of White Hall, survive. Two brother and eight sisters are also living.
Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon. Dr. C.M. Brown will officiate. Interment will be made in White Hall.
Source: Jacksonville Daily Journal, December 1, 1931.