History of the Restoration Movement

Ira Wright Langston


President of Eureka College 1954-1977

To Inaugurate Head Of Eureka College

The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois
Wednesday, May 18, 1955 page 14

Woodford County Journal, Eureka, Illinois
Thursday, January 20, 1977, pages 1,3

Obituary of I. W. Langston

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The Pentagraph, Bloomington, Illinois
Tuesday, May 29, 2001, page 41

Directions to the Grave Of I.W. Langston

Ira and Genevieve Langston are buried in the Olio Township Cemetery, also known as Eureka Cemetery in Eureka, Illinois. The city is located just east of Peoria on Hwy. 24. In the town center turn right on Hwy. 117. and go past Eureka College, and you will see the cemetery on the left. This cemetery was at one time the old Eureka Christian Church Cemetery. The building has long been gone. Enter into the main entrance of the cemetery and take the second drive to the right. Go past the office to the top of the hill. Look to the right and you will see the Langston plot. Also buried near the plot is John G. Waggoner, longtime minister in Eureka and Louis O. Lehman, president of the college in early part of the 20th century.

GPS Location
Grave Facing East
Location in Cemetery: Div B Section C Lot 48

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Genevieve R. 1917-1991
Ira W. 1912-2001
Linda J. 1942 -

Special Thanks

In June, 2009 Tom L. Childers, C. Wayne Kilpatrick and Scott Harp traveled about 3000 miles in one week through parts of Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. During this time we found the graves of 75 church leaders in the Restoration Movement. Chronicling these leaders into websites has been time consuming. Many thanks to Tom and Wayne in helping to take photos, share the driving, and putting up with your web master's slave-driving effort to see as many as we did in the time we had. Their photos as well as some of mine are seen on this site. When we arrived at Olio Twp Cemetery, it was late in the evening, and a summer storm was on its way. I had called Rosemary Hartter, the manager of the cemetery, weeks in advance to gather information. When we arrived on Saturday evening, I called her and she was most gracious to come to the cemetery after hours to assist us in finding all the graves. She and the staff at the cemetery have been most gracious to help, and for this we say a special thanks to them.

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