Clinton County, Illinois
Bacon, George A.
Carlyle, Ill., Mar 9; - Col. George A. Bacon died at his home here, aged 73. He acquired his military title by distinguished service during the civil war, and once was assistant doorkeeper of the House of Representatives at Washington, D. C. [The Daily Free Press (Carbondale, Illinois) 9 Mar 1905 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Physician, on Way to Patient, is Hurt and His Son Killed
Trenton, Ill, July 10 - Edward Bauer, 16, of Germantown, Ill., was killed and his father, Dr. John Bauer, was seriously injured when their automobile was struck yesterday by a fast train of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad near Breese, Ill., 9 miles east of this city. The physician was on his way to visit a patient. [Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois) 10 Jul 1923 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Beers, Philo, Esq.
Chicago, Ill., March 9, ae. 66. He was one among the first settlers of Illinois, and was much respected by his large acquaintance as an honest, upright, kind-hearted man. He in an early day represented, with much credit, the County of Clinton in the state legislature, then held at Vandalia. Thus are passing away the noble pioneers of our now flourishing state. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices Of Eminent Persons Who Have Died In The United States For 1858"; By Hon. Nathan Crosby; Boston: John P. Jewett And Company. 1859]
Johann H. Budden Dead - Heaviest Man in Southern Illinois. Weighed Four Hundred Pounds.
Carlyle, Ills., Dec 4, - Johann Heinrich Budden, weighing 400 pounds and probably the largest man in Southern Illinois, has just been buried here. Three years ago his body became so heavy that his limbs refused to carry the ponderous weight, and since that time he was almost helpless. A few months ago he fell, and it required the efforts of two strong men, aided by an improvised derrick, to get him on his feet again. Budden's waist measure was 130 inches, and his arms and legs were of an enormous size. He required a coffin six feet long, 26 inches wide and 24 inches deep, which is double extra size. Ten men carried the corpse to the cemetery, as a hearse could have never withstood the weight. Budden was born in Prussia in 1824. He had lived in Clinton County 50 years and had aquired a small fortune. [The Fort Wayne News (Fort Wayne, Indiana) 4 Dec 1896 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Limbless Child Dies
Carlyle, Ills., May 11 - The limbless child which arrived in January at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Cole in Irishtown died yesterday. The infant had only two little stubs in place of arms, and only two round formations of flesh where the thighs should have been. [The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) 11 May 1901 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Cook, Jefferson T.
Jefferson T. Cook, 101
Carlyle, Ill., Feb 17 - Jefferson T. Cook, the oldest resident of this vicinity, died today, aged 101. He was a native of Pennsylvania, and had lived here a half century. [The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois) 18 Feb 1896 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Carlyle Judge Dies Tuesday
Carlyle, Ill., March 10 - Judge Thomas E. Ford, former State Senator and States Attorney, died at his home here today at the age of seventy-six. As President of a Carlyle bank he was one of Clinton county's foremost citizens. [The Daily Independent (Murphysboro, Illinois) 10 Mar 1925 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Frost, Rt. Rev. William J.
Rt. Rev. William J. Frost, D.D., LL.D., died at Carlyle, Ill., Wednesday, aged 82 years. [Grand Rapids herald. (Grand Rapids, Mich.), 26 Feb. 1892]
Herbst, Martin Leroy
Breese, IL - Martin L. "Marty" Herbst, 73, a lifelong resident of Breese died at his home on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from complications of lung cancer. He was born on May 9, 1935 in Breese, son of Edward and Elizabeth (Deien) Herbst. He married Erla M. Foehner on July 16, 1953 at St. John's Church in Breese and they had 54 wonderful years of marriage together. Mr. Herbst is survived his wife; son Timothy Herbst , wife Christine and stepson Christopher of Greenville; son Daniel Herbst, wife Diana and children Grace and Benjamin of Breese; grandson Kyle Herbst, wife Erica and daughters Beyhlee and Uryjah of Breese; and sister Betty Wood and husband Marion of Collinsville, IL. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters Elsie Mae Belcher, Ruth Pfister and his brother Eugene Herbst. Mr. Herbst grew up in Breese and was employed by General Motors in St. Louis for 30 years. Following his retirement from G.M., Mr. Herbst worked for over 15 years at the Mid County Auto Supply in Breese. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, Mr. Herbst was an avid bowler, golfer and hockey fan. Mr. Herbst served as a little league coach and had been a member of both the Jaycees and Lion's Club in Breese. Mr. Herbst was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ in Breese. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Moss Funeral Home, followed by a brief service.[Breese Journal, May 7, 2008 - Submitted By Daniel Herbst]
Franz Herzog, one of the wealthiest farmers in Clinton County, Ills., died from an injury caused by the kick of a horse. He was 72 years old and had lived in the locality of Carlyle, Ills., for 48 years. [Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 9 Sept 1897 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Ida Homan, an 8 year old girl, was burned to death by an explosion of gasoline at Trenton, Illinois. Her mother was dangerously burned in endeavoring to rescue to child. [Sterling Standard (Sterling, Illinois) 22 Jun 1893 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
John Hostetter, aged 19, of Carlyle, ILls., died of lockjaw, caused by the explosion of a gun in his hands three weeks ago. [The North Platte Semi-weekly Tribune. (North Platte, Neb.), 06 March 1896]
Trenton, Ill., Feb. 12. - Aunt Eliza McDonald, aged 80 years, died at the home of her son, Alex McDonald, in Washinton, Ind., on Sunday, Feb. 9th. The body was brough here for interment. Mrs. McDonald was one of the old pioneers, having been born and lived all her life in this vicinity, until a few weeks ago, when she moved to Indiana with her son. [The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) 12 Feb 1902 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Neal, Richard W.
Vicious Bull the Death of Him
Carlyle, Ills., Feb 4 - Richard W. Neal, one of the richest farmers in Clinton county, was attacked by a vicious bull and died from exposure in the field. He was 67 years of age and was a member of the Illinois Horicultural society. [Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois) 4 Feb 1898 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Carlyle Woman, 74, Dies
Carlyle, Ill., Feb 17 - Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Norris, wife of W.H. Norris, former postmaster of Carlyle, died of heart failure. She was seventy-four years of age. [Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois) 17 Feb 1917 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Carlyle, Ill., Jan 6 - Mrs. Margaret Perine, aged 68 years, died yesterday at her home in Irish Township. She was one of the pioneer residents of that locality. She is survived by three children. The funeral will occur at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from the family residence. The interment will be at Carlyle Cemetery. [The St. Louis Republic (Saint Louis, Missouri) 7 Jan 1903 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Father Dead - H. Post received a telegram yesterday morning announcing the death of his father, Henry Post, which occurred at his home in Trenton, Illinois, Wednesday night. Mr. Post had been at Trenton to see his father last week and had been at home only three days when the telegram arrived announcing the death of his father. When he left his father's bedside the old gentleman seemed much improved and the telegram yesterday was quite a shock to relatives here. Mr. Post will not be able to attend the funeral, as he had been confined to his bed almost ever since he arrived home. The funeral of Henry Post will be held at 10:00 this morning and the burial will be at Trenton. [The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois) 15 Oct 1897 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Ernest Potts, a boy 13 years old, was kicked by a horse at Carlyle, Ills., and died almost instantly. [The True Northerner. (Paw Paw, Mich.), 30 Sept. 1896]
Kaskaskia Has a Victim
Carlyle, Ill., July 26 - [Special] - Ora Ramsey, freight agent for the Southern railroad at Belleville, was drowned while bathing in the Kaskaskia river. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 27 Jul 1908 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Octogenarian Is Drowned
Carlyle, Ill., July 18 - G.W. Remick, aged 82 years, one of the most prominent citizens of Trenton, while driving across Shoal creek this morning was drowned. The horse and buggy in which he was riding was swept from the levee. [Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 19 Jul 1904 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Roane, Dr. Robert Dixon
Dr. Robert Dixon Roane, 95, of Carlyle, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Carlyle Nov. 11, 1915, a son of Dr. John Q. and Nellie (Steele) Roane, He married Adele Scott in Winfield, Mo., on May 11, 1940, and she preceded him in death July 24, 2006. Dr. Roane is survived by a son, Robert S. Roane and wife Linda of Breese; two daughters, Maribeth Giebelhausen of Jacksonville and Catherine Mabry and husband David of Taylorville; four grandchildren, John Roane and wife Sharon, Michael Giebelhausen and wife Elissa, Mark Mabry and wife Laura and Kate Pruis and husband Brad; and seven great-grandchildren, Hailey, Hannah and Clayton Roane, Ben and Will Giebelhausen and Jack and Stella Mabry. In addition to his wife Dr. Roane was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Dr. John S. Roane. Dr. Roane attended the University of Illinois in Champaign and graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago in 1939. He then spent a year as an intern at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, followed by a surgical residency in Birmingham, Ala., and a pediatric residency at Children's Free Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He began his medical practice in 1942 in Carlyle, with his father. Dr. Roane's medical practice was interrupted by World War II. He served in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps, advancing to the rank of Captain. He was in Gen. George Patton's Third Army, assigned to a mechanized reconnaissance unit, and was awarded a Silver Battle Star. Dr. Roane returned to Carlyle in 1945, and reopened his general practice in 1946, with a special interest in obstetrics, pediatrics and surgery. Dr. Bob, as he was affectionately known throughout Clinton County, spent more than 40 years practicing medicine. During this time he was affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese. Dr. Roane served on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph's Hospital from 1976 to 1985. He received recognition for 50 year membership in the Clinton County Medical Society, Illinois State Medical Society, American Medical Association and the American Academy of General Practice. Dr. Roane was a 50 year member of Scott Lodge, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Carlyle. He twice served as president of the Carlyle Lions Club, a club he was associated with for over 65 years. He was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years, served as a director of the First National Bank in Carlyle from 1957 until 1992, and was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zieren Day Funeral Home, with the Rev. Keith Michaels officiating. Interment will follow at Carlyle Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5-8 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. until service time. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]
She Had Passed The Century Mark - Mrs. Maria Robinson Dead at the Age of 105 Years.
Carlyle, Ill., April 22 - The oldest resident of this part of the State died near here last night. It was Mrs. Maria Robinson, a colored lady, 105 years of age. She was born in Lincoln County, South Carolina, 1789, and lived near here for seventy years. [The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois) 23 Apr 1894 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Mrs. Julia P. Sparks is Dead
Carlyle, Ill., Feb. 4, - Special -Mrs. Julia Parker Sparks, widow of Gen. W. A. Sparks, former general land commissioner and later congressman, died here last night at the age of 73. An operation for transfusion of blood prolonged her life a week. [The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois) 5 Feb 1909 - Transcribed by Courtney Birkes]
Carlyle - William Teeters, 31, was killed instantly north of Ferrin while at work placing machinery for the drilling of an oil well. He slipped and was caught by a heavy piece of the machinery. His head was crushed. His home was in Bridgeport. Teeters leaves a widow. [Ste. Marie Tribune, Jasper Co, IL, Friday, December 19, 1913 - Submitted by K. T.]
Webber, Capt. E.H.
Capt E.H. Webber, aged 66 years, died at Carlyle, Ill., yesterday. He was engaged in 20 battles during the late war. He was wounded by a bomb at the battle of the Wilderness while commanding a company of Maine veteran volunteers. His wound developed into paralysis, causing his death. [The Sun. (New York [N.Y.]), 31 Aug. 1890]
Unknown Man Found Dead.
Carlyle, Ills., Aug. 24 — A farmer discovered the dead body of an old man lying on the bank of the Kaskaskia river, southwest of here ten miles. The coroner's Jury decided that death was due to natural causes. The name of the deceased is unknown. His age is about 55 years; he has gray mustache and hair, is 5 feet 9 inches tall and of German extraction. [Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 24 Aug. 1898]