The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) > 1901 > May > 12

The Renshaw school, taughter by Miss Ethel Kirkman, closed Thursday evening, May 9, with an entertainment consisting of dialogs, Tableaux, recitations and songs, ending with some fine selections from the gramophone by O. D. Cassell.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) > 1904 > September > 14

The board of supervisors met at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning and after referring a batch of bills to their appropriate committee, the board adjourned till 2:30 in the afternoon to give members an opportunity to attend the wedding of Miss Olive Kirkman and Otto Cassell at high noon.

The twenty-six supervisors clubbed together and purchased a dozen handsome solid silver teaspoons and a solid silver pickle fork for the young couple. The board went out in various rigs at 10:45 o'clock.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) > 1904 > September > 14

Miss Olive Kirkman the Bride of Otto Cassell

Supervisors There

Many From a Distance - Handsome DecorationsThe wedding of Miss Olive Kirman and Otto Cassell Wednesday was quite a notable event.

Many Guests

It was one of the biggest weddings in a long time in point of attendance, there being in all about 180 guests present. These included the members of the county board of supervisors, county officers, etc., and a large number of friends and relatives. The bride's three sisters and their husbands and her brother and wife, all from Kansas, were all present and there was a family reunion as well as a wedding.

The ceremony was performed at high noon by Elder A. J. Nance of the Church of Christ at Hammond.

After congratulations the couple led the way to the dinging room, where an elaborate wedding breakfast was served.

The couple went to St. Louis Wednesday to spend a week at the world's Fair. They will be at home to friends after next Wednesday at Cassell castle, where they will make their home this winter. They are thinking of going in the spring to Wichita, Kan., where the groom has considerable property. The groom is a salesman at the Schoenle grocery on East Wood street. He is well known and has many friends.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kirkman. She is a graduate of the county schools and is popular with a wide circle of friends. A larg number of handsome and useful presents were received.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) > 1904 > September > 23

For Mr. and Mrs. Otto Cassell

Supper was served to eighty people Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock at Cassell Castle, in the southeast part of the city. Afterwards there was a reception. The supper was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Cassell, who are just back from a wedding trip to St. Louis, and was given by Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Cassell. The spread was quite elaborate and served in two courses. The guests were seated twenty-four at a time.

During the evening the time was spent informally. The house was tastefully decorated with potted plants and ferns.

Miss Olive Kirkman and Otto Cassell were married only a week ago at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kirkman, northeast of Decatur.

Mr. and Mrs. Cassell are to reside this winter with Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Cassell, and with the bride's parents, and in the spring they will start housekeeping.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) > 1904 > November > 4

Cannot Live

Olive Kirkman Cassell, wife of Otto Cassell and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kirkman, who was taken to St. Mary's hospital suffering from appendicitis a few days ago, is in a critical condition and Dr. John T. Miller, her physician, says she will not live till morning.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) > 1904 > November > 5

Bride of Seven Weeks Is Dead

Mrs. Olive Kirkman Cassell Succumbs After Illness of a Week

Mrs. Olive Kirkman Cassell, wife of Otto D. Cassell and youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kirkman died shortly after 10 o'clock Friday night at St. Mary's hospital after a short illness of appendicitis.

Her death was a peculiarly sad one. She was married only seven weeks ago, was then in robust health and her prospects of a long and happy life seemed of the brightest. Her parents, Steward and Mrs. Kirkman of the Macon county poor farm, went to Huntington, W. Va., to attend the funeral of

Mrs. Kirkman's brother, who was murdered and robbed there. He was slugged by highwaymen. Mr. and Mrs. Cassell were left at home to gain their first experience in housekeeping.

Mrs. Cassell became ill last Saturday. At first it was thought that her illness was only temporary, but she grew worse rapidly and her parents were telegraphed for. They came home at once and Mrs. Cassell was then taken to St. Mary's hospital where she could have the advantage of skillful nursing and the constant attention of her physician. It was then too late to perform an operation with any assurance of success, and her only chance was in her strong constitution. Up to Friday noon it was thought possible that she might withstand the attack, but at that time her condition grew alarming and it was known that her death was only a question of a few hours. Peritonitis had set in and nothing could be done for her.

All during her illness her parents had remained at the Cassell castle so that they might be near her, and they and her husband were present at her bedside when death came.

Mrs. Cassell was 18 years old.

Besides her parents and husband she is survived by a number of sisters and brothers, three sisters and a brother residing in Kansas, have been telegraphed the sad news and are expected here to attend the funeral. They are Mrs. John Lewis, Mrs. W. G. Logan, Mrs. Barnes Wheeler and Charles Kirkman.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon from Cassell's castle. The services will be conducted by Rev. F. W. Burnham and the interment will be at Greenwood.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) > 1904 > November > 6

Arrangements For the Funeral of Mrs. Olive Kirkman Cassell

The funeral of Mrs. Olive Kirkman Cassell, wife of Otto Cassell, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from Cassell castle. The services will be conducted by Rev. F. W. Burnham, pastor of the Central Church of Christ. Robed in her wedding gown, wearing upon her brow the garland she wore as bride, in her hands the same kind of roses she carried then, and upon her finger the wedding ring, this bride of seven weeks ago will be laid to rest in Greenwood.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) > 1909 > October > 8


Otto D. Cassell, son of B. H. Cassell of Decatur and Miss Pearl Leinbach of Chestnut, Ill., were married in Springfield Thursday by Re. S. H. Bowyer. They were unaccompanied by any relatives although the wedding was not a surprise.

Miss Leinbach is the daughter of a prominent farmer of Chestnut. They are now visiting in St. Louis on their wedding trip and will return to Decatur the first of next week. They will reside at 1138 East Prairie street. Mr. Cassell helps his father in contracting work.

September 28, 1912 Page 8

Mrs. Otto Cassell
Mrs. Otto Cassell died at 5 o’clock on Friday afternoon at her home on Cassell Hill. Her death was caused by typhoid fever after an illness of nine weeks. She was twenty-four years old. She was born in Logan conty, Jan. 11, 1888. She is survived by her husband and two small children, Harold, aged two years, and Everett, aged four months. She is also survived by her father, W.H. Leimbach, and two broghers, W.H. Leimbach, JR., and Hubert E. Leimbach, all of Latham. She was a member of the Lutheran church in Mt. Pulaski. A short service will be held at Cassell’s hill at 7:45 a.m. The funeral party will go to Mt. Pulaski at the 9:05 train and the funeral services will be held at Mt. Pulaski. Interment will be in the Mt. Pulaski cemetery.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) > 1912 > September > 29

Mrs. Otto Cassell

The body of Mrs. Otto Cassell will be taken to Mt. Pulaski at 9:06 this morning. Short services will be held at Cassell hill at 7:45. Services will also be held in Mt. Pulaski and the burial will be there.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) > 1915 > December > 15

Deeds Recorded

O. D. Cassell to L. B. Cassell, lot 5, block 3, Cassell’s seventh addition: $2.

Decatur Evening Herald (Decatur, Illinois) > 1929 > March > 1


Miss Edna Thrasher of Clinton and Otto D. Cassell of Decatur were married Monday in the First Christian church parsonage in Clinton, Rev. H. B. Wheaton performed the ceremony, and Mr. And Mrs. Dean Wilson were attendants. The bride is a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Asa Thrasher of North Jackson avenue, Clinton.