Lafayette C. Dalton
Lafayette C. Dalton died on Saturday at 4 a.m., aged 60 years and 8 days. The funeral was held at the Christian church on Sunday afternoon, conducted by the G.A.R. [The Quincy Daily Journal, Feb. 27, 1895 - submitted by Madeline Tryor, who adds "Married Sarah E. Davis Nov. 29, 1855 [source: Marriages of Adams County, Il 1825-1860 Vol I]
Sarah Elizabeth Dalton
We are pained to have to announce the death of Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Dalton, wife of Lafayette Dalton. She died January 4 at 3:30 p.m., of consumption, after an illness of several years. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. J. Schofield at the Christian church. Burial at Mossridge. Mrs. Dalton was 56 years and 4 days old. Mr. Dalton has the sympathy of the entire community in his sad bereavement. [The Quincy Daily Journal, Jan 7, 1893, Pg. 6 - submitted by Madeline Tryor] Married Lafayette C. Dalton Nov. 29, 1855 [Marriages of Adams County, Il 1825-1860 Vol I
Mary Carolina Dedert
Was Resident Of Mendon Township For 21 Years
Mrs. Mary Carolina Dedert, for 21 years a highly respected resident of Mendon township, died in Blessing hospital Saturday evening from complications, after an illness of nine weeks. Two weeks ago she underwent an operation, but the best of treatment failed and she grew steadily weaker. Born in Buhre, Hanover, Germany, March 9, 1863, she was 56 years old at the time of her death. She came to America when 19 years old. On November 4, 1886, in the parsonage of the Salem Evangelical church she was married to Frederick Wollman Dedert of Ellington township, who died about a year ago. She was a faithful member of the Salem Evangelical church. To mourn her death are six sons, George, Julius, Clarence, Russell and Ralph at home, and Emil of Ellington township; five daughters, Edna, Leona, Alvina, and Laura, at home, and Mrs. Alfred Biller of Burton township; her aged mother, Mrs. Florence Hellman, of Quincy, and Mrs. John Dedert, of Ellington, and two brothers, William and Ernest Hellman, of Quincy. The funeral services of Mrs. Mary Carolina Dedert will be held privately in the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry Vorndam, 1124 Payson avenue, at 2:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon and at 3 o'clock in Salem Evangelical church, to which services friends are invited. The body can be viewed in the Herman Stormer chapel, 422 South Eighth street, this evening between 7 and 9 o'clock. Burial will be in Greenmount cemetery. [Source: The Quincy Daily Journal; Date May 19, 1919; Section: None; Page: 2, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson, who adds buried in Greenmount Cemetery, recorded under Caroline M. Dedert.]
Elenore Elizabeth Dick
Mrs. Elenore Elizabeth Dick, wife of Matthias Dick, the well known head of Dick Bro's, died at her residence on State street Sunday morning, after a painful illness. Deceased was an estimable lady, who in a residence of twenty years in this city won the friendship of all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. While Mrs. Dick will be sadly missed from the circle of her acquaintances the full measure of the affliction caused by her death is felt in all its severity in the family circle to which she was light; warmth and happiness. To the latter the sympathy of the community is sincerely extended in their severe bereavement. The funeral will take place from the late residence of deceased on State street at 3 p. m. today. Friends of the family are invited to attend. [Source: The Quincy Daily Herald; Date Nov 14, 1876; p.3, Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
The funeral of the late Mrs. Katherine Dickhut will take place from the family residence, 327 South Eighth, at 3:30 o'clock this (Sunday) afternoon. Friends of the family are invited to attend. [Quincy Herald, February 1, 1890]
Alma Diehl, 98, of 430 Noel Ct., died at 11:35 p.m. Thursday (July 22, 2004) in Blessing Hospital. Born Feb. 13, 1906, near Barry, Alma was a daughter of Orsen and Mary Hastings Gallaher. She married Oscar T. Diehl Feb. 13, 1929, in Oquawka. He died July 3, 1981. Alma was a member of Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and growing flowers and was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving is her daughter Lola Bilderback and her husband, Richard, of Quincy; three grandchildren, Gwen Wesselman and Bradley Bilderback, both of Quincy, and Lana Bilderback of Fithian; and two great-granddaughters, Megan and Kara Wesselman, both of Quincy. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Loren and Vernon Gallaher; and a sister, Eva Kistner. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Spratt. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. today and Monday morning until the time of services in the funeral home. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig - submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
George Henry Diehl, 84, a longtime Plainville farmer, died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 9, 1993) in Grandview Manor Nursing Home in Camp Point. Born July 22, 1908, in Pike County, Mr. Diehl was a son of Roscoe and Mabel Nicholson Diehl. He married Muriel P. Tieman Feb. 24, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. She died March 8, 1984. Mr. Diehl farmed in the Plainville community for many years. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Glenn (Marie) Wittkopf of Plymouth and Anna Lou Jones of Mount Sterling; a niece, Mrs. Howard (Glenna) Prather of Littleton; and two nephews, Don Martin of Colchester and Larry Jones of Mount Sterling. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Xander Cemetery near Liberty by the Rev. Jim Poll. There is no visitation but friends are invited to the service. The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. [Source: From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister Collection - submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Oscar T. Diehl
Oscar T. Diehl, 73, of 430 Noel Court, formerly of West Point, died at 10:41 p.m. Friday in Blessing Hospital. Mr. Diehl was born Sept. 26, 1907, in McKee Township, the son of Charles and Anna Saxer Diehl. He married Alma Gallaher on Feb. 13, 1929, in Oquawka. He was a member of the Dill Masonic Lodge No. 295 AF&AM of West Point and Quincy Consistory. He was a farmer in West Point area before retiring in 1959 and moving to Quincy. Surviving are his wife, Alma; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Lola) Bilderback of Bowen; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Sparks; and a brother Alfred. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Zender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy conducted by the Rev. Rex Hendrix Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig - submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Gerald D. Easley
Gerald D. "Jerry" Easley, 68, of Quincy died at 2:55 p.m. Monday (Nov. 1, 2004) in Blessing Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Barry, a son of Oren and Marie McCallister Easley. On June 3, 1956, he married Lola Ratliff in Montgomery City, Mo. She survives. Mr. Easley graduated from Barry High School, Hannibal LaGrange College, Blessing Hospital School of Medical Technology and Culver-Stockton College. He had been employed as a medical technologist at Blessing Hospital, H L S Clinic and Physicians and Surgeons Clinic. He retired from Quincy Medical Group in March 2000. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1957. Mr. Easley was a member of New Beginnings Evangelical Free Church. He was also a member of PASA, Elks Lodge, South Side Boat Club and the Eagles Club. Jerry was an avid woodworker and was especially proud of having made the lectern for his church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading. He also enjoyed his family. Surviving are two sons, Shon Easley and his wife, Dana, of Dawson, and Scott Easley and his wife, Kay, of Sherman; a daughter, Joy Schmitt and her husband, Steve, of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Lindsey Shaub and her husband, Billy, of Springfield, Shana Easley of Dawson, Keaton, Cole and Quinn Easley of Sherman and Amanda and Stephanie Schmitt of Quincy; a sister, Sandra Tanner of Girard; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home by the Rev. Thomas L. Henderson. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Beginnings Evangelical Free Church.[Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Passing of Old Resident - Charles Ellerbrecht Died Late Yesterday Afternoon - Diabetes Given as the Cause - Had Lived Here Half a Century.
Charles H. Ellerbrecht, one of Quincy's well known German-American citizens was called to his rest yesterday afternoon. Death came at his residence, 434 South Third street, and the cause assigned was diabetes. The announcement of Mr. Ellerbrecht's death will come as a great shock to his very large circle of friends and more numerous acquaintances for he was quite well, hale and hearty in fact, until Thursday. He spent last Sunday with Mrs. Robert A. Kiefer, of 1246 Kentucky street, a daughter and returned home in his usual good spirits. Mr. Ellerbrecht was born in Westphalen, Germany, July 31, 1838 but had lived in Quincy considerable over half a century. In 1861 he was married to Miss Elizabeth J. Garbrecht. he was a wood turner by trade and had worked at the Quincy Show Case works and the Ertel Hay Press Co. Besides the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Robert A. Kiefer, and Miss Linda Ellerbrecht, survive. [The Quincy Daily Journal, July 14, 1903, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Mary E. Emerson
Emerson, Mary E died 12 Oct 1877, at the residence of her father, Rev Amos Emerson, near Pink Hill, Grayson co, Texas . She was born in Beverly , Adams co, Ill , 18 Aug 1860, and joined the MECS in 1875; came to Texas with her parents in Sept 1876 … Young, handsome, amiable, accomplished and buoyant in hope, seventeen years and a few days old. – BMW [Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 - Dec. 1879; 2 Jan. 1878; transcribed by K. Mohler]
Alexander Epping died yesterday morning at his late residence on Second and Locust streets at the age of 24 years. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from his late residence. [Quincy Herald, Feb 1, 1890]
The funeral of Frank Evans, of Mendon township, who died Monday, was held Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m. at the home, four miles south of Mendon. Rev. J. F. Bacon, of the Congregational church, officiating. Evans was born in this county July 20, 1855, and was united in marriage to Lucy Hillman on May 8, 1878. Besides the widow and four children, Gilbert, Walter, Albert, and Fern, two brothers, James and George, and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Myers, Mrs. Etta Rowbotham, and Mrs. Lina Rowbotham, survive. [The Quincy Daily Whig, Feb. 22, 1908, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Mrs. J. Everly, a resident of Quincy for nearly half a century died in the home of a daughter. Mrs. Charles Blackwood 2075 Broadway. Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, after an illness of six weeks. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ladd, Mrs. Everly was born in Princeton, Ky., January 22, 1854, and came to Quincy in 1886. She was married to John Everly, February 22, 1878. He died March 3, 1928. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Blackwood, and a grandson, Melvin Blackwood, Quincy. Mrs. Everly was a member of the Central Baptist Church.
[Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Monday, April 16, 1934 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson, who adds, Burial in Greenmount Cemetery, Virgeneta Block 4, Lot 140, Section SE, Grave C, double stone with John as His Wife
John V. 1854-Feb. 2, 1928, Block 4, Lot 140, Section SE, Grave N]
Alexander Epping died yesterday morning at his late residence on Second and Locust streets at the age of 24 years. He had been ill for some time with a severe case of consumption, which has been thought for a great length of time would prove fatal. His death, therefore, was not much of a surprise to his near relatives. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from his late residence. [Source: The Quincy Daily Herald; Date February 2, 1890; Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Belle Livingston Farrell
Miss Belle Farrell, daughter of Benjamin Livingston, died at her father's home Sunday evening. [Source: The Quincy Daily Whig; Date: November 22, 1899; Submitted by Diane]
Mrs. Daisy Faulconer, aged 33, of Quincy, died at the state hospital in Jacksonville yesterday morning at 1 o'clock after an illness of comparatively short duration. The family home is at 613 Monroe street.
Mrs. Faulconer was born in Quincy, Feb. 1, 1882, and spent her life in this city. She is survived by her husband and a little daughter, also by her mother, a brother Edward, and two sisters, Mrs. Myra Denny and Miss Laura Worth. [Source: The Quincy Whig, Tuesday, Apr. 6, 1915 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson, who adds: burial in Woodland Cemetery; Block 17, Lot 42
Ellis I. 1877 – Mar. 18, 1946
[Source: Woodland Cemetery Vol IV 1846-1990]
Edna G. Forsythe
Rushville - Edna G. Forsythe, 90, of Rushville died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.
Born Sept. 29, 1914, in Clayton to Andy and Mary Brown Gerdes, she married C. Robert Forsythe on Dec. 11, 1933, in Mount Sterling. He died Sept. 1, 1994.
Surviving are one son, Lyle (and Gretchen) of Camp Point; two daughters, Nina (and Gene) Filer of Rushville and Lois (and Norman) Jones of Petersburg; two sisters, Erma Franken of Golden and Wilma McDonald of La Prairie; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister. She was a member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, of Rushville and Buena Vista Mothers Club. She and her husband farmed in Brown and Schuyler counties. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at her church. The Rev. Ray Greenfield will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery. [Peoria Journal Star, February 17, 2005]
The Funeral of the late Edward Fredericks
Held: Thursday Oct. 7, 1909
2:30 from residence, 134 S. 7th St. , by Rev. H.W. Trueblood, pastor of the United Brethren Church
Interment was at Graceland Cemetery
Attended by: 4 sister and 1 bother: Mrs George Geyer, Misses Bertha and Catherine Fredericks and George Fredericks of Mendota, IL and Mrs Peter Zimmerman of Peru, IL. 2 sons: W.P. Fredericks, of Chicago and George Fredericks of Bowling Green Mo.
Pallbearers: Gus Steckley, Fred Resch, Charles Claser, Fred Kurz, Edward Meyer and H.W. Obrock
[Friday Evening, Quincy Herald, Oct. 8., 1909]
Deaths Henry Freiburg Died Early Today After Brief Illness Resident Of City For Sixty One Years And Active Business Man.
Henry Freiburg, a resident of this city for 61 years, and Quincy's oldest shoemaker died this morning at 4:30 o'clock in his home, 1534 Oak street, as the result of a severe cold and which his advanced age was unable to combat. Mr. Freiburg was born in Allendorf, Westphalia, Germany, Oct. 18, 1835 and was 81 years of age. He came to Quincy May 28, 1856 and was first employed on the shoemaker's bench for the late J. B. Erner at 504 Hampshire street. In 1857 he left for St. Paul, returning later to this city, and in 1859 left with a party of six and a team of oxen for Pike's Peak. However, upon reaching Fort Carney, the party met so many people returning with reports that the gold craze was a failure, that Mr. Freiburg also returned to Quincy where he resumed his work at the shoemaker's bench. In 1862 he started a retail shoe store at 717 Maine street which he conducted until 1879, leaving three years later for Chicago from where he afterwards went to St. Louis with his sons Joseph B. C. and Chris, working in the large factories. Later he returned to Quincy and started a wholesale manufactory which was organized as a stock company in 1891 but was finally discontinued. Mr. Freiburg then organized the Crispin Shoe company, where he worked until last Friday. He was a former very active member of St. Boniface church and at the time of his death was a member of St. Francis church, having moved into that parish a number of years ago. He was a member of the St. Aloysius Orphan Society for over 60 years, assisting in the campaign for raising funds for the present building and also assisting in the campaign for a new building which was recently conducted. He held office in the society for 27 years, two years as president, 11 years as financial and recording secretary, and holding the latter office at the time of his death. He also was a member of St. Mary's hospital society and St. Nicholas branch W. C. U. He was an active member of No. 3 Volunteer Fire company and helped to secure the old Al Beebe fire engine, which was recently discarded. He was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Meyer in St. Boniface church, Jan. 21, 1862. Thirteen children were born to them, eight of whom, with Mrs. Freiburg, survive. They are Joseph B. C., owner of the Crispin Shoe factory, Mrs. Joseph Geers, Chris Freiburg, Mrs. Bernard Brinks, Alphons Freiburg, Miss Rose Freiburg, Mrs. Lawrence Wavering, all of this city, and Mrs. Joseph Adrian of Martinsburg, Mo. He also leaves 31 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral of the late Henry Freiburg will be held, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Francis church, Interment in Calvary cemetery. [Taken from: The Quincy Daily Journal, Nov 5, 1915 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Yesterday at the Old people's Home on Fourth and Washington streets occurred the death of Carl Friedrich, after a lingering illness of about eight months, the cause of death being bladder trouble. The decedent was born in Paplitz, Meyenburg, Germany, June 10, 1835, and was therefore 78 years of age at the time of his death. In 1867 he came to this country, and took up his residence at Baltimore, Md., later moving to Detroit, Mich. In the year 1860 Mr. Friedrich was married to Louisa Boelmke, who died in 1865. Later he married Miss Augusta Wolter, and they lived together until 1896 when her death occurred. The decedent was a shoemaker by occupation. During his life he was a member of the German M. E. church, being a devout Christian. One daughter, Mrs. Charles Koehler, of Romeo, Mich., survives. [Source: The Quincy Daily Journal, Monday, Jun 30 1913 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson, who adds buried in Woodland Cemetery, Block 9, Lot 118 has first name spelled with a K, Woodland Cemetery Vol I 1846-1990]
Mrs. Belle Priscilla Gallaher, 80, of 311 South Fifth, died in St. Mary hospital Sunday evening at 7. Mrs. Gallaher was born at Kingston Feb. 4, 1871, and had lived in Quincy for 40 years. Her parents were Lee and Elizabeth Elwood Sparks. She was married in Quincy to Preston Gallaher. Mrs. Gallaher attended the Salvation Army services. Surviving are a son, Forrest Gallaher of Clifton, N. C., two daughters, Mrs. Letha Kaufman of Quincy and Mrs. Eva Murphy of Kinderhook; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Monday, Feb. 12, 1951 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Laura Grigsby Gandy
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Grigsby Gandy were held in the Duker undertaking parlors Monday morning at 8:30 and at 9 o'clock in St. Boniface church, where the Rev. __ __ officiated at the __ high mass. Burial was in Ursa cemetery. Pallbearers were Thomas __, Arthur, Barry, __ G____ ( the rest is unreadable) [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Monday, April 16, 1934 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Lillian E. Gash
Mrs. Lillian E. Gash, 83, of Oak Forest , formerly of Quincy , died June 17, 1994, in St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights . Born March 15, 1911, Mrs. Gash was the daughter of Elmer and Elizabeth Odenthal Lower. She married Wesley Gash. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Gash lived in Quincy for 44 years where she was employed by Earel and Buss Drugs until retiring in 1976. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church and its Leisure Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Western Catholic Union, all in Quincy, and St. Damian Catholic Church in Oak Forest . Survivors include a son, Don Gash of Quincy ; a daughter, Rita Damhorst of Oak Forest ; a brother, Bill Lower of Rochelle; six grandchildren, Mike Gash of Quincy, Scott and Derek Damhorst of Oak Forest , David Cloos of Buffalo Grove, Dawn Vanderwagen of Naperville and Chris Hoffman of Northbrook ; and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gash was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Cloos; a sister, Virginia; and a brother, Paul. Services were held June 19 in St. Damian Catholic Church by the Rev. Richard Grimmell. The body was cremated and burial was in Sunset Cemetery at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy . The McKenzie Funeral Home in Oak Forest handled arrangements. A memorial Mass will be held later. [Paper unknown: June 19, 1994, Contributed by Pat Esterday]
Wesley H. Gash, 68, of 830 Spruce, a retired meatcutter, died at 7:21 p.m. Friday (Nov. 18, 1977) in his home. Mr. Gash was employed for 25 years with A & P store and for eight years at the Host Room before his retirement two years ago. He was born in Quincy , Jan. 13, 1909, a son of William and Winnie Wood Gash. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy from 1944-45. He was a member of the Naval Fleet Reserve in San Diego , The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He married Lillian E. Lower, June 13, 1941, in Rochelle. Surviving are his wife; a son, Don of Quincy, Route 9; two daughters, Mrs. John R. (Rita) Damhorst of Quincy and Mrs. Cliff (Donna) Cloos of Buffalo Grove; a brother, William of Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Onken of Morrison and Mrs. Leona Gottsche of East Moline , and six grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Duker Funeral Home. The Rev. John Garver will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery at the Illinois Veterans Home. [Source: The Quincy Paper, Sunday, November 20, 1977. Contributed by Pat Esterday]
Passed Away, Mrs. Margaret Geers, wife of Henry Geers
Res: 1813 Chestnut St.
Died: 1:15 A.M.
Born: 01.16.1833 in Ankum Germany (Came to Quincy 59 yrs. ago.)
Age: 76y 8m 19ds
Survived by: Husband, 3 sons: Henry, John and Joseph
23 grandchildren , 7 g-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Hellerman
Funeral notice will be published later
[Wednesday Evening, Quincy Herald, Oct. 6, 1909]
The Funeral services of the late Joseph Georgens will take place at the family residence, 528 Tenth Street, on Monday afternoon, February 3, at 2 o'clock, and at the First German Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend [Taken from: The Quincy Daily Herald, February 2, 1890; Submitted by Debbie Gibson]
J. T. Gibson
J. T. Gibson, 61, of 633 ½ Oak, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday (June 8, 1994) in his home. Born Jan. 26, 1933, in Trenton, Mo. Mr. Gibson was a son of Henry and Olive (Ollie) Rien (Reams). He married Janice Gallaher Feb. 7, 1994, in Quincy, she survives. Mr. Gibson had worked in construction and for a tree service in Joliet and farmed and worked for the Village of Camp Point before being employed as a truck driver for Reichert Trucking Service. Survivors also include six sons, Dale Gibson of Camp Point, Roy, John, Bobby and Orval Gibson, all of Quincy, and Larry Gibson of Clear Lake, Iowa, a daughter Brenda Grau of Camp Point; nine stepchildren, Lloyd, Kenny, Danny, Tina, Bobby, and Cathy, all of Quincy, Tammy of Stony Point, N.C. And Harry and Lyle of Plymouth, three brothers, Robert of Trenton, and Richard of St. Joseph, and Orval; three sisters Ann of Camp Point, Marie of Lockport, and Helen of Florida, 19 grandchildren and 13 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenmount Cemetery by the Rev. Richard Martin. There is no visitation but friends are invited to the service. The Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is handling arrangements. [Taken from: The Quincy Herald Whig, Submitted by Debbie Gibson - My Father-In-Law]
James Jackson Gibson
DEATH OF JAMES GIBSON FINAL SUMMONS AT HOME OF DAUGHTER – WAS RAILROAD MAN
James Gibson died Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Wittman of 725 1-3 Hampshire street, following an illness of two years. Mr. Gibson was 66 years of age and was a railroad man for many years. He came to Quincy from Kansas City where his wife resides. Besides the widow and the daughter at whose home he died, he leaves five other children, two sons, Oscar Gibson of Davenport, Iowa and James Gibson of Liberty, Mo., and three other daughters, Mrs. Mary Lindsay and Mrs. Effie Peat of Kansas City, and Mrs. Alice Timme of Quincy.
[Source: The Quincy Daily Journal; Feb 23, 1916; Page 7 – Transcribed by Debbie Gibson who adds this note: Correction from Mr. Gibson's 2nd Great Grandson Kyle Bradley: James Jackson Gibson indeed had a daughter named Mary and I assume the newspaper this obit was transcribed from stated her last name as Lindsay but in fact, Mary Elizabeth Gibson married Joseph Andrew Lumley in 1901 and remained married to him until his death in 1935 which would indicate that her last name was Lumley at the time of James' death. Buried in Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, IL, Block G, Lot 161, Section NW, Grave C]
Jennie Moore Giddings
Mt. Sterling Woman Took Life With Lye. -- Mrs. Jennie Giddings, Aged 49, Committed Suicide On Monday
Mt. Sterling, Ill., May 3 – Mrs. Jennie Giddings, aged 48, committed suicide at her home here Monday afternoon by swallowing a quantity of lye. She was doing a family washing at the time and it was while her daughter was in the yard that she swallowed the lye. She was in a dying condition when found. Mrs. Giddings was a widow woman and her inability to make a living for her children by washing is given the cause of her act. [Transcribed from: The Quincy Whig, Thursday, May 04, 1911, Tr. by Debbie Gibson]
George H. Gille
FIND DEATH RESULTED FROM AUTO ACCIDENT
A coroner's jury, in charge of R. J. Connery, deputy coroner, met in the Stormer funeral home Saturday afternoon at 3:30 to inquire into the death of George H. Gille, well known insurance man, who died in his home, 622 South Eighteenth street, Saturday morning as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident two weeks ago. The jury returned that death was caused by an embolism, resulting from accident injuries. Mr. Gille sustained numerous cuts and bruises about the body. Mrs. Gille, who was also bruised and cut; Ben Laurich, second assistant chief of the fire department and a son-in-law of Mr. Gille, and a son, Milton Gille testified. Mr. and Mrs. Gille were on their way to St. Louis and as they approached a bridge over Salt river, seven miles south of Hannibal on Route 61. Mr. Gille pulled out from behind a truck, which swerved at the same time to cross the bridge. The Gille car hit the bridge with considerable force. The driver of the truck, who did not stop is unknown. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1934 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
---- Funeral Notice - Funeral services for George H. Gille, 622 So. 18th, will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 in the Stormer Funeral Home, 413 So. 8th Interment in Greenmount cemetery. Friends invited. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 o'clock Sunday evening. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1934 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Death of Charles Gilman, Esq.
The Quincy papers announce the death by cholera, of Mr. Gilman, the Reporter of the Supreme Court. Mr. G. was a man of high legal and literary attainments and of great personal worth. The Quincy Herald thus announces his death: "Mr. Gilman died of Cholera on Tuesday last, after a brief illness. His remains were followed to the tomb by the Odd Fellows and a large concourse of citizens on Wednesday morning. Mr. Gilman was one of our best citizens. In his death our city in many respects, has sustained an irreparable loss." [Source: The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, August 3, 1849 - Submitted by Nancy Piper]
Mrs. Susan Gillham Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Gillham were conducted by the Rev. L. C. Mauck in the Zehender funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Singers were Mrs. George Baker, Mrs. Albert Kuhn, Glen Spencer and Emmor Forgy. Burial was in Greenmount cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph, Russell, Morton and Carl Hodges, Ernest and Forrest Dunn. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Monday, April 16, 1934 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson, who adds this note: Charles died Nov. 18, 1902 aged 47yr, 2m, 22d, he was born Aug. 27, 1855 he is buried beside Susan C. they have a double stone. Susan was 81yr, 4d, Susan C. was born April 8, 1853. Their burial location is Block 4, Lot 065, Section SW, Grave C for Susan. Charles is buried in Block 4, Lot 065, Section SW, Grave S. [Source: Greenmount Cemetery]
Mildred E. Graff
Mildred E. Graff, 84, of rural Liberty, died at 4:28 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 18, 1995) in her home. Mrs. Graff was born June 14, 1911, in Liberty, the daughter of Otis and Lydia Diehl Wells. She married Oscar Graff Dec. 24, 1932, in Quincy. He survives. Mrs. Graff was a member of Richfield Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Audrey) Mohrman of Liberty and Mrs. Milton (lyla) Breder of Quincy; three grandchildren, Brian Viar, Sharon Durcan and Kent Breder; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Wells. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Liberty by the Rev. Ron Cox. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. [Source: From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister Collection - submitted by Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth]
On Saturday the 12th inst., the wife of Mr. Thomas Gregory, of Quincy, was so horribly burned by a spark of fire falling on her dress, that she died in a few hours. Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur , IL) April 24 1856; submitted by Nancy Piper]
--- INQUEST: The Coroners Jury on the body of Mrs. Gregory, whose untimely death we noticed yesterday returned the following verdict: - We the undersigned summoned as a jury of the inquest to enquire the cause of the death of Letitia Gregory, wife of Thomas Gregory, do find that she came to her death by fire, communicated to her clothing in some manner unknown to the jury. [The Quincy Whig Saturday, Apr. 19, 1856 Page 2; tr. by Debbie Gibson]
Mrs. Anna Griffitts died in the Soldiers' Home hospital Sunday morning at 2:55. She was born in Illinois, August 30, 1860, a daughter of W. L. and Elizabeth Ellsworth Sparks. A brother and a sister survive. Mrs. Pearl Matthews, of Augusta, is a niece. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Monday, April 16, 1934 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Services for Mrs. Mildred Grimmer, 82 of Booneville and formerly of Louisiana will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. in the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. David Webster will be the minister. Graveside services will be held at the Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy IL. Visitation was from 4 to 9 Tuesday at the Collier Funeral Home. Mrs. Grimmer died Saturday, May 24, 1980 at the Cooper Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born May 15, 1898 at West Point Ill. the daughter of James and Carrie Bell (Dickson) Nutt. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edilyn Catlett of Booneville, with whom she had been living in recent years; a sister, Mrs. Lorena Godwin of Pleasant Hill, Ill.; and two grandchildren. Mrs. Grimmer married Edward Frederick Grimmer, June 22, 1924 in Mendon IL. Mr. Grimmer was a Metropolitan Life Insurance agent first in Hannibal and then for 36 years in Louisiana. He died Sept. 30, 1971. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Clarence Nutt and Jimmy Nutt. Mrs. Grimmer taught art in the Louisiana School System for 20 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Womens Anchor Circle. [Source: From the Virginia Hart Collections, Pike Co IL - transcribed by Christine Walters]
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