Clark County Illinois
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Death Notices


Earlene E.“Pat” Hall
Earlene E. “Pat” Hall, 79, of Casey and formerly of rural West Union, died Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 8:10 am at Birchwood Nursing Home in Casey.
Mrs. Hall was born on November 3, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Earl Warren Crampton and Eula Cassie Simms Crampton. Her husband, Bedford Hall, preceded her in death on December 19, 1985.
Pat was a homemaker.
She had been formerly employed at BHT Auto Parts Manufacturing Co. in Indianapolis. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marshall.
Survivors include: one daughter, Laura Faye Hendricks of Largo, Florida; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation is scheduled. A memorial service at Darwin Cemetery will be announced at a later date. There will be no visitation. Prust-Hosch Funeral Chapel in West Union is in charge of arrangements.
[From the Marshall Advocate - 5 Nov 2002 - Submitted by Larry Wells ]

Elizabeth Cox Hall
Died at the home of her daughter. Mrs C. T. English in Marshall May 14, 1918 after an illness of several months from a complication of diseases, Mrs. Elizabeth (Cox) Hall aged 69 years and 10 months.
Mrs. Hall was born near Dayton, Ohio, July 14, 1848, she came to this state when quite young and spent the remainder of her life in our midst. She was the life long friend of a large circle of acquaintance who knew her to be an honest, kind, shrewd and energetic woman. Her patience during her long illness was a marvel to her friends, during her greatest agony speaking works of cheer to her loved ones. She retained her consciousness to the last, and was never too weary to greet a friend with words of comfort and glad cheer. Thus full of years, full of hope, full of confidence in the mercy of her Heavenly Father she willingly stepped over the Mystic River. At the age of 25 she united with the Baptist church at Nevins, Ill., thru all these years she was a pillar of strength to the church of her choice.
Mrs. Hall reared a family of nine children to manhood and womanhood. One son, Roy, preceded her in death at the age of 19 years. Those surviving are: Mrs. Charles Hughes of Decatur; Mrs. C. T. English and Mrs. D. F. Houk of Marshall; Mrs. H. M. Pulver of Upton, Wyoming; Mrs. D. O. Benson Nowata, Okla.; Lawrence Rhodes of near Marshall; Willis of Vinton, Iowa; and Jake of Butte, Montana. She is also survived by one brother, Benjamin Cox, of Edgar Co. and two sisters, Mrs. Lyman Washburn and Mrs. Pat Douglas of near Marshall; also 21 grand children and 3 great grand children and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral took place on Friday at her home in Marshall, Rev. Hamand of the M E Church officiating. The floral offering were very pretty. The remains were laid to rest in the where those of the family gone before. A large number of friends gathered both at the home and the cemetery to pay the last sad tribute to the virtues of the departed. . .This is Dolores Pulver's great grandmother, Elizabeth Cox, who descends from her daughter Naoma Doane Rhoads.
[Clark County Democrat, ca.. 1918 - Submitted by: Dolores Pulver. Original source: CLIPPINGS AND ABSTRACTIONS from THE CLARK COUNTY DEMOCRAT Marshall, Illinois January --- June, 1918 Norman Bennett, Editor Compiled by Mrs. Louise Nelson Published by the Clark County Genealogical Society.]

Another old pioneer has gone to his reward. Henry Hall who has been afflicted for a number of years, passed away at the home of his son, Isaiah Hall, supervisor of Wabash Township on Thursday, September 29. The funeral was held at the house, Saturday morning at eleven o'clock, Elder J.I. Gunn officiating. The remains were interred in the graveyard near the home.
Mr. Hall was born in Butler County, Ohio, September 15, 1815. He came to this county in 1842 and settled on the farm where he died. His wife passed on before him several years ago. He had been a disciple of Christ for twenty-five years and had an abiding faith in the atonement merits of his savior.
Submitted by Genia Niswender Berry

Douglas Hall born Sept. 8, 1860, Symmes Twp., Clark Co., IL and died April 28 1945 Paris, IL age 84y 7m 20d. Husband of Angeline Burkholder, son of Henry Hall & Esther Meeker. Buried in Forsythe Cemetery.  Survivors: wife Angleine, Paris, IL, Ernest Hall, Paris, IL. Carlyle Hall, Phillipine Islands,  Irenis Hall, Chicago, IL, Mrs. Grace Caloudes, St. Barbara, CA, Mrs. Helen Elliott, Paris, IL & Mrs. Delmar Parvis, Paris, IL.
Submitted by Genia Niswender Berry

Beacon News, Paris, IL
The death of Mrs Angeline Hall, 78, resident of 601 West Jackson Street, for the past seven years occured early Sunday morning at Paris Hospital. 
Funeral rites will be conducted at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Blume Funeral home and burial will be at the Forsythe Cemetery north of Oliver.
She was born in Clark County on Sept. 9 1872, the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Smith Burkholder on Feb. 18, 1892.  She was married to Douglas Hall, who died in 1945.  She had been of Edgar County for 50 years.
Surviving are four sons, Carlyle of Ft. Wayne, IN, Orenis of Chicago, Ernie and Delmar of Paris; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Elliott of Paris and Mrs. Grace Caloudes of Santa Barbara, CA.  13 great grandchildren.  A son, Elvet is deceased.
Submitted by Genia Niswender Berry

Zola Ernestine Hammond
Valparaiso, Ind. - Zola Hammond, 97, formerly of Martinsville, Ill, died here on 19 September, 1996. She was born 24 April 1899, in Martinsville to Ezekiel H. Moore and Alice M. Heffley. She married Lafe Hammond 03 Nov 1915.
She was preceeded in death by her husband in 1993, and one daughter, Myla Wells in 1945.
She is survived by one daughter; Mrs Stanley (Peggy) Wirth of Valparaiso, two sons and daughters-in-law; Darrell & Betty Hammond of Martinsville and Feldon & Mary Hammond of Tucson, AZ, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville, with Reverand Larry Hollensbe Officiating.
Burial was at the Bean Cemetery, Cleone, Clark County, Illinois.
[c. Sept. 1996 Submitted by: Larry Wells who adds: Note: Zola was my maternal Grandmother]

Emma Hanks
After excrutiating torture of nearly two years, Mrs. Emma, beloved wife of John Hanks died at her home in this city yesterday at 11 o'clock.
Mrs. Hanks was a woman who was greatly liked in the cities of Paris and Marshall, where she spent the years of her married life and will be greatly missed by her neighbors and friends.
She is survived by her husband and seven children.
At the time of going to press Thursday noon no arrangements had been made for the funeral.
[From the Marshall Republican, December 24, 1909 - Submitted by: Peggy Clark]

Capt. Thomas Hardy
Obit: We are pained to announce the death of Capt. Thomas Hardy, of Clark County, Illinois, which occurred in a most shocking manner at Melrose on Wednesday. He was caught by the circular saw in a mill owned by himself, his arm was sawed off and his head cut in two, the stroke passing diagonally across the face, separating the eyes. Capt. Hardy was the first child born in Clark county. He served in the 79th Illinois during the war--was in Libby Prison, dug out with Streight, was recaptured and afterwards as a prisoner, was placed under fire of the rebel guns at Charleston. His unfortunate death is morned by a large
circle of friends.

Newspaper: The Saturday Evening Mail Date: 13 August 1870
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney

Edwin Harlan
Word was received in Springfield yesterday by Judge Schofield of the appellate court of the sudden death of Edwin Harlan, former member of the house of representatives from Clark county at his home at Marshall.
Mr. Harlan was representative in the  Twenty-fifth general assembly from 1866 to 1868 and later was doorkeeper of the house during tho Thirty-ninth, Fortieth and Forty-first general assemblies, and in this position became well acquainted with many Springfield residents.
Date: Friday, April 9, 1915  Paper: Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL)   Page: 11

Gladys Harrington

Gladys Harrington, the youngest child of James and Amy Harrington was born April 20, 1905 and died Jan. 11, 1909, age 3 years 9 months and 3 days.
She leaves besides a loving father and mother, 12 brothers and sisters to mourn their loss but her eternal gain. A host of sorrowing friends and neighbors also mourn her death.
Services conducted at Dunlap Chapel by Rev. W. S. Wright.
Precious baby thou hast left us,
Left us, yes for evermore.
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore.
Lonely the house and sad the hours
Since our dear one has gone
But, Oh a brighter home than ours
In heaven is now her own.
[From the Marshall Republican, January 22, 1909 - Submitted by: Peggy Clark ]

Mary J. (Janie) Hawkey
Mary J. (Janie) Hawkey, 75, of Marshall passed away 11:32 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2002 in Union Hospital at Terre Haute, Ind.
She was bom February 14, 1927 at Terre Haute, Ind., the daughter of John and Marie Mundell. She married Marion G. Hawkey on August 11, 1963 at Marshall.
Surviving are her husband, Marion; a son, Frank Rayhel of Marshall; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald (Sandra) Rayhel of Wichita Falls, Texas; eight grandchildren, Larry Washburn, Jr., Tony (Millie) Washburn, Jay (Gale) Rayhel, Denise (Brad) Mitchell, Courtney (Scott) Rhodes, Rhonda (Bob) Ort, Bob Rayhel and Kathy Rayhel; two brothers, Dave Mundell and Louis Mundell both of Terre Haute, Ind.; a sister Wanda Brinson of Ocala, Fla. and several great grandchildren.
A daughter, Erma A. Washburn and two brothers, Herschel Mundell and James Mundell preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Clarksville Baptist Church.
Funeral services were conducted 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2002 at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall with Bro. Jeff Loper officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 7:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the Clarksville Baptist Church.
[From the Marshall Independent Choice - 7 Nov 2002 - Submitted by: Larry Wells]

Ella Hayden
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Pritchard were called to Danville Monday by the death of Mrs. Pritchard's aunt, Mrs. Ella Hayden, who died in a hospital in that city.
Mrs. Hayden was a sister of Mrs. Mattie Kilborn. The body was brought here Wednesday for burial. Services held at the home of Mrs. Pritchard yesterday morning, Rev. D.T. Black officiating.
[From the Marshall Republican, September 3, 1909, Submitted by: Peggy Clark]

Harry Drake, William Henson
Wabash Claims Two More
Harry Drake of Terre Haute, 23 years old and a junior at Rose Poly was drowned while swimming at Terre Haute Sunday. His body was not found until Tuesday about a quarter of a mile from the place of the drowning.
Wm. Henson about 17 years old who was fishing in the Wabash near Darwin was drowned Thursday evening. A rope by which he was working his boat was broken suddenly throwing him into the water and although said to be a good swimmer he was drowned before assistance could arrive.
[From the Marshall Republican, August 13, 1909 - Submitted by: Peggy Clark]
Hess (child)
Accidental Death
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hess of Terre Haute, was poisoned Sunday by taking several strichnine tablets which she found on the top of a dresser where she was playing. The tablets contained the drug in quantities for a grown person. Although every effort was made to save the child's life she passed away.
The body was brought here on No. 21 Wednesday afternoon and taken to Marshall cemetery for burial.
[From the Marshall Republican, November 12, 1909 - Submitted by: Peggy Clark]
Mossy Nancy Hicks
Mossy Nancy Hicks was born September 19, 1869 and departed this life October 6, 1942 age 73 years, 17 days. She was married to Allen M. Hicks October 7, 1886. They are the parents of eight children, six of whom with the husband survive, Jessie and Leona having preceded their Mother in death. Those surviving are Mrs. Lizzie Piersall of Martinsville, Mrs. Nora Barkalow of West Union, Mrs. Maude Medsker and Mrs. Ola Hagar of West York, Mrs. Ruby Melton of Trimble and Roy Hicks of Pontiac, Michigan. Roy with his son Wilbur recently enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. And are located in Texas.
Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Medsker of Melrose and Mrs. Alice Winters of Martinsville and one brother Wilbur Weir of Martinsville. A grandson Gale L. Barkalow is in the Army Air Corps. Serving somewhere on foreign soil.
For several years Mrs. Hicks has been a member of the Church of Christ of West York, and living a consistent Christian life, bearing extended period of sickness and suffering with an unusual amount of fortitude.
Funeral services were conducted at the West York Methodist Church under the direction of Rev. Fox. Burial was in the St. Paul Cemetery.
[Oct 1942 - Submitted by: Janice Louie]
Daniel Higginbotham
Daniel Higginbotham was born in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, November 17, 1835. He was the son of George and Sarah Higginbotham. He moved with his parents about the year 1850 to Indiana where he attended the country school and received a fair education. He was married to Martha, daughter of Daniel and Libbie Durham, February 8, 1855. He moved with his father-in-law to Illinois and settled in Wabash Township, where he spent the remainder of his days.
The deceased was the father of nine children, all of whom are now living, seven sons and two daughters.
Mr. Higginbotham was a union soldier and was a member of the Protestant Methodist Church. He was a mason and belonged to the lodge at Livingston. He died Saturday morning October 22, 1898. He was 63 years, 11 months and 5 days.
The funeral was held at the family residence on Sunday, October 23, Rev. J.A. Page officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute. The services were held under the auspices of Lodge No. 19, A.F and A.M. of Terre Haute. The pall bearers selected by Mr. Higginbotham a short time before his death were: Walker Wilson, John Walker, Moses Bland, Newton Weaver, Doug Weaver and J.S. Fishback.1
1Daniel Higginbotham Obituary, Clark County Herald, 3-Nov-1898
[Submitted by Kenneth Ledermann "kledermann at"]

Hattie Mary Higginbotham
Hattie Ledermann 97 years old formerly of Route 2 died at 1 p.m. Saturday in Burnsides Nursing Home at Marshall She was born July 20, 1889 in Clark County to John Higginbotham and Amelia Lewis Higginbotham. Her husband George died in 1965. Survivors include three sons, Fenton Ledermann and Clarence Ledermann of West Union and Kenneth Ledermann of Advance, MO. 14 grandchildren 31 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was a member of West Union First Christian Church. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church, with the Rev. Jim Freeman officiating. Burial is in the Ohio Cemetery. Visitation is after 4 Monday in Prust Hosch Funeral Chapel, and one hour before service Tuesday in the church.
(Her death was March 7, 1987)
[Submitted by Kenneth Ledermann "kledermann at"

I. Louise Home
I. Louise Home, 90, of Rock Island, and formerly of Marshall, died Tuesday, Apr 29, 1997, in Moline, IL. Born in Marshall on Jun 29, 1906, to William & Mamie (FAWLEY) Lickert, married in Marshall on Aug 4 1930, Eugene J. Ullemeyer. Survived by husband, Eugene, dtr Jane Ullemeyer, of Rock Island, Son & dtr-in-law Jack & Sally Ullemeyer of Sherrard, IL, two grandchildren; Kristi & Kurt Ullemeyer and a cousin, Elizabeth Millhouse, of Marshall. She attended the University of Illinois; was a member of the United Methodist Church of Rock Island. Funeral at Wheelan Funeral Home in Rock Island, burial at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery.
[c. 1997, Submitted by: Unknown. ]

Jess Richmond Houpt
Houpt Rites Set Thursday
Services will be held at the Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville, Ill., at 2:30 p.m. Thursday for J. R. Houpt, manager of Sugar Creek Creamery Co., plant in Indianapolis.
Mr. Houpt, 45, died at his home in Indianapolis Monday night (Feb. 16, 1953) He had been ill since August.
An employee of Sugar Creek since 1930, Mr. Houpt worked at the local plant from that time to 1941. He was promoted then then to field supervisor and in 1946 was made manager of the Indianapolis plant.
Surviving are the wife, Mildred, and two sons, Jack, Sugar Creek factory superintendent in Evansville, and Robert, a Martinsville farmer.
[From the Danville Commercial News - 1953 - Submitted by: Phyllis A. Watson Snider]
NOTES: (From Phyllis) Jess Richmond Houpt: Married Mildred FrancesWatson, daughter of T. J. and Mary E. Fasig Watson. They were married Dec 3, 1926 Effingham, Ill. He was born Oct 30, 1907 in Meriom, Ind the son of William Lee Houpt and Frances Cooksey. He is buried at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville, Ill.

Arthur A. Huey
Arthur A. Huey was born in Westfield, Ill., April 10, 1892. He is the son of Martin and Anna Huey, and his whole life was spent in Westfield except one year, when he resided in Oklahoma, and a few months when he lived in Casey. he was united in marriage September 2, 1914, to Miss Lydia Cochonour of Casey. He was stricken with a serious illness at his home in Casey several months ago. he was brought to Westfield[?] and spent several weeks at the home of his parents. Shortly after the return to his life home in Casey he was seen to be failing and on the last Monday evening, July 12, while surrounded by his immediate relatives, he stepped lightly from time to eternity.
Arthur is survived by his wife, his parents, and two sisters, Mrs. Fern Heckard of Drumright, Okla., and Miss Rita Huey of Westfield, and by his half brother, Carroll Messinger, of Westfield, and two half sisters, Mrs. Elva Phillips of Casey and Mrs. Nora Doty of Oklahoma. Measured by years his life of 23 years, 3 months and 2 days. but he was rich with the things that go to make life of value. he was ambitious and always cheerful. he was friendly and always had good will towards men. he was a member of the Men's Bible Class of the Methodist Church, and while residing in Westfield was a very valuable worker in the class. During the latter weeks of his life he definitely directed his heart towards Christ and expressed a purpose to unite with the church as soon as he was able to get out again. The fulfillment of this purpose was denied him but to the invisable church composed of all who place their trust in Jesus Christ he was already united.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our sincere thanks to all the friends and neighbors both in Westfield and Casey for their sympathy and for every kindness extended and assistance given during our late sad bereavement.
Mrs. Arthur Huey
M. L. Huey and Family
[died July 12, 1915, Westfield Review - submitted by Carol Shaeffer]

Mary Madeline Huff
Mary Madeline Huff, 81, of Marshall died Friday morning, October 18, 1996, at her residence.
She was born February 5, 1915, at Hinton, West Virginia, the daughter of John William Hoke and Sarah Alice (Boone) Hoke.
Surviving are her husband, Hugh Huff; a daughter, Anita Meadows of Tolcotta, West Virginia; a brother, John O. Hoke of Tacoma, Washington; a half sister, Floye Meador of Hinton, West Virginia; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four siblings
Funeral services were held October 21, at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall with Rev. Wright officiating.
Burial was in the Marshall Cemetery.
[From the Marshall Independent Choice - 23 Oct 1996 - Submitted by: Larry Wells]

Hukill child
The year old daughter of Charles Hukill died yesterday morning. The funeral will be held at the home of its parents this morning.
Burial at Laufman cemetery.
[From the Marshall Republican, September 17, 1909 - Submitted by: Peggy Clark ]

James Hurst
Takes Own Life
James Hurst, 30 years old living on Parker Prairie near Round Grove was found hanging lifeless in the mow of his barn Tuesday morning. No cause is known for the tragedy as his family relations were harmonious and his business affairs in good shape.
He had been working very hard and it is thought possibly that the heat may have unbalanced his mind.
[From the Marshall Republican, August 13, 1909 - Submitted by: Peggy Clark]

Jacob Huston
Jacob Huston died at his home on East Main St., Monday night, after a lingering illness incident to old age.
Mr. Huston was born in Canton Ohio in November 1820. He came to the then village of Marshall in 1852 and since that time Marshall has been his home.
He is survived by two sons and four daughters.
The funeral was held at his late home Wednesday afternoon
[From the Marshall Republican, May 7, 1909 - Submitted by: Peggy Clark] 
This is an obituary for Guilder Hukill dated February 13, 1895 from the Clark County Democrat:
Mr. Hukill, about 75 years of age and a resident of the North part of this township, died last Thursday and was buried on Friday, Rev. Spillman preaching the funeral.
Submitted by Kim Hukill Dupell

Mahala Hukill (Lovell) obituary from Clark County Democrat March 8, 1899:
Died on February 25, 1899 at her home north of Marshall, Mahala Lovell wife of Wm. Hukill, aged 29 years, 6 months, and 5 days. The deceased was a sufferer of that dread disease, consumption, and death was a welcome release from the pain. She leaves to mourn her death an aged mother, a number of brothers and sisters, a husband and saddest of all three little children, two boys and a girl aged respectively eight, six and three years, who now lose the care and love of a tender, Christian mother, but in her spirit home may she still guide them through life's tangled paths.
The deceased united with the Baptist church at Clarksville in 1896. Her funeral was conducted by Rev. Thornton at her late home after which her remains were laid to rest in the Marshall Cemetery.
Submitted by Kim Hukill Dupell

Death of Iowa Statesman at Mount Pleasant, la.
Des Moines. la., Oct. 6.—Ex-U. S. Sen. Jas. Harlan died at his home in Mount Pleasant, Ia, this morning.
Ex-Sen. Harlan was born in Clark Co  Ill. in 1820    Passing his youth on his father's farm and with only the facilities for obtaining an education offered in the district school,  he managed  to prepare for college and graduated from the Indiana Asbury University In the, summer of 1815.
He was married shortly afterward and removed the following March to Iowa City, Ia, to become principal of Iowa City College, afterward the State University. He was afterward elected superintendent of public Instruction, defeating the democratic candidate.
In 1849, he was offered the candidacy for state senator from the districts composed of Johnson and Iowa counties, which he declined on account of its Interference with his professional studies.
May 15, 1850, while enraged In the successful practice of law, he was nominated by the whig state convention as their candidate for governor of the State of Iowa, which he also declined for the reason that he had not quite reached the prescribed constitutional age of 30 yrs.
He was elected to the office of United States senator by the Iowa legislature, Jan. 1855, as the successor of A. C. Dodge, whose legal term of service expired the following March.
He was sworn Into office and entered on the active discharge of Its duties on the first Monday In December. 1865, and he at once acquired noticeable prominence as an Industrious and careful worker, and a powerful and convincing debator.
"Mr, Harlan was re-elected to the United States senate In 1861, and resigned Mar. 15 1865, to take the office of secretary of the Interior, Mr, Lincoln had Appointed him to this office in March, about a month before the president was assassinated, but Mr Harlan delayed taking his seat In the cabinet until a month after the awful tragedy
"Mr. Harlan was elected to the senate for a 3rd term In January, 1866, and on Sept. 1 following, resigned the portfolio or the Interior department. On Mar, 4, 1867, he took his seat In the senate, and faithfully served bis constituents another full term,"
Date: Friday, October 6, 1899   Paper: Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, MA)   Volume: 174   Issue: 80   Page: 1 


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