Cumberland County, Illinois
Obituaries

 


Edwina Pearl Reisner
Edwina Pearl Cowger was born in Hidalgo, August 7, 1896 and passed to the higher life January 8, 1942, aged 45 years, 5 months and 1 day. She was the oldest of a family of six children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. She grew to young womanhood in this community. She united with the Christian Church in 1911, where she remained until death. She was united in marriage to Z. C. Reisner on November 29, 1918. To this union four sons were born, Carol, Henry, David and Lyle.
Edwina had been an invalid for more than two years. During this time she suffered much, but through it all was patient and cheerful. It was her faith In Christ which carried her through the many days of suffering, and her strength to endure the pain.
To her many friends, her smile will always be remembered. She leaves to mourn her departure, husband, 4 sons, father, mother, th:ee brothers, Lawrence, LeRoy, Charles, two sisters, Vera and Neva, and many other relatives and a host of friends.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet

Martha (Weaver) Markwell was born in Rush County, Indiana, August 8, 1850. She was united in marriage to Watson Markwell April 28, 1874 and to this union were born thiee daughters and four sons all of whom are Iiving except Mrs. Tressa Peters who preceded the mother nineteen years ago. There are left to mourn the loss of a mother, Mrs. Ella Miller of Tuscola, III., Mrs. Nellie Cramer of Hidalgo. III., Wiliiam Markweii of Fair Grange, Ill. WilIis Markwell of Tolono Ill., George Markwell and Lewis of Greenup, Ill., two sisters Mrs Mary Rhodes if Hazel Dell, Mra. Rosa, Spencer of Charleston III..- and a brother George Weaver of Haynes City, Florida sorrow because a loved sister has gone. Mrs. Markwell's husband died eight years ago, also a sister Mrs. Ellen Elder passed into the great beyond a few years previous to her sister's death.. Mrs. Markweii was a Christian from early childhood. Her membership was held in the United Brethern church. She let her light of Christian experience shine to the last, by singing songs of praise a few days before death silenced the lips of a loving mother and a dear sister.
Mrs. Markwell departed this life in the home of her daughter Mrs. Cramer near Hidalgo, Ill., January 26, 1915 being 64 years, 5 months and 18 days old. Funeral service was conducted at the U. B. church at Liberty Hill by Rev.  Sam Price. Wednesday, January 27, at 2 p. m. After which the remains were laid to test in the cemetery near by.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet

Lulu Ardelia Dunn was born in Cumberland Co.  Ill. June 27th 1880 and died December 20th 1906 aged 26 years 5 months and 23 days.
Deceased leaves  father, mother three sisters, Mrs. Sella Cunningham of Indianapolis, Ind. Verna and  Kitty with many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure but not with out hope. She converted and joined the Missionary Baptist church at Hidalgo altthe age of 16 and has lived a consistent Christian life. She had that lingering disease, consumption and bore her sufferings with a meekness that was heroic making all the preparations for her funeral selecting the preacher to conduct and hymns to be sung at same. The deceased is the first of 16 cousins of the Dunn family to go to the better life. The funeral was conducted by Rev F. M. Tate at the Baptist Church in Hidalgo after which the remains was taken to the Aten cemetery and laid away to await the pleasure of her Lord.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet

Delphia Coral McKinley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McKinley, died at her home six and one half miles southeast of Greenup January 7, 1915, aged 13 years, 9 months and a few days.
She leaves to mourn her departure a father, mother, two sisters, Mrs. Roy Fox, and Enah, one brother, William, one little brother having preceded her in his infancy, a grandmother and several other relatives and friends.
Delpha had been ailing for two years but she bore her affliction with patience, always greeting her friends with a smiie. She was of a sweet disposition, kind in word and obliging in act. She was loved by all who knew her.
There was a large assembly of friends at the funeral which was con ducted by Andrew McCash. The interment of the remains was in the Aten cemetery.
She was laid to rest, the sweet darling,
Her troubles all are o'er.
She has passed from this world forever
And entered heaven's door;
The home may be dark and lonely

You see her vacant chair.

But when we meet at Jesus' feet,

Little Delpha will be there

Mourn not father and mother,
She has reached her eternal home.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet

Bertha Holsapple was born  August 8th 1887 near Greenup, Ill., and departed this life April 11 1908 near Hidalgo, Ill., aged 21 years, 8 months, and 3 days. At the death of her mother in 1902 she lived with her sister Mrs. Haug at Hunt City, III., where she joined the Christian chinch.
She was married to Clarence C. Bolen near Greeuup, Ill., Jan. 28th 1905 . Besides her husband she leaves to mourn Her loss four brothers .John, William, Richard, and Charlie and three sisters, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. Gast and Mrs. Haug, also Riley and Sarah E. Bolen, Harry Boles, lra o. Bolen, Susan J. Bolen and family and a host of relatives and friends.
The relatives and friends extend their heart felt thanks to the neighbors and friends for their Kindness during the sickness and death of our loved one,
A precious one from us is gone    A voice we loved is stilled   A place is vacant in our home   Which never can be filled
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet


G. W. MATTESON.
G. W. Matteson was born in Albany, N.Y. September 4, 1828 and departed this life February 9, 1907, being 78 years 5 months and 5 days old.  He moved with his parents to George County, Ohio while quite young.  Deceased was married to Esther A. Bail of Portage County, Ohio on the 3rd day of October, 1850.  To this union was born 10 children, 6 boys, 4 girls, Oscar Matteson, C.M. Matteson Deceased, Mrs. F.C. Murphy, Alonzo Matteson, Albert Matteson, Mrs. L.G. Henderson, Mrs. Mary N. Roe, Cora Matteson Deceased, Elmer Matteson.  Besides these, he leaves 34 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and a host friends and relatives to mourn his death.  His wife preceded him to the better land nine years ago.  Deceased came to Greenup, Ill. With his brother Justice in the year 1852 and established the first steam saw mill ever used in this county.  At this mill was sawed the lumber to erect the first building built in Mattoon having served as an apprentice he sold his mill to Henry Stump in 1857 and then built the first cabinet shop for the village of Greenup.  Some time after this he built the M.E. Church of Greenup and several other buildings in the surrounding country which stand to this day as a monument to his industry.  After leaving Greenup he continued saw milling and carpenter work until his health would not permit such hard labor.  He then purchased a farm southeast of Greenup where he spent the remainder of his days in peace and quiet.  About 1860 in the M.E. Church at Greenup, he was converted, with one hundred and nine others, of which he was the last survivor.  Being always ready with time and money to assist those who needed his assistance, he remained active in church work, being a member of the U.B. Church at the time of his death.
“1929” written in pencil on this clipping
Submitted by Charles and Sandra Brummet, Transcribed by Barbara Moksnes

Isaac Alonzo Hanners was born near Westville, Ill., February 14, 1852 and was called to his eternal rest Sunday morning, December 15, 1929 at the age of 77 years, 10 months and 1 day.  He was united in marriage March 4, 1878 to Rebecca Jane Shuman.  She preceded him in death June 11, 1915.  He was converted and joined the church at Hazel Dell, lived an honest Christian life, and was loved and respected by all who knew him.  He leaves to mourn his death his three sons, Amos F., Elmer B., and James Leonard, 7 grandchildren 3 great grandchildren and two sisters, besides a host of near relatives and friends whom he will be greatly missed. For a precious one from us has gone, a voice we loved is stilled.  A place vacanct in our home, that can never be filled.
 [ Barb: This guy’s son  Amos married my great great aunt, Della Ward and many of the Hanners are still in the Olney, Casey, and Greenup areas of IL…]
Submitted by Charles and Sandra Brummet, Transcribed by Barbara Moksnes

One of the saddest events that has ever taken place in Greenup was the sudden death of little Grace, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Thomen on Wednesday evening the 18th.  The baby was sitting near a sand pile in the yard when Harold, the 7 year old brother, noticed that she seemed to be choking and called to his brother in terror at the sight.  Mrs. Thomen hastened out, and Leis Nunamaker, who was driving by at the time at once went for medical aid, which speedily arrived.  The child was taken into the house and everything possible was done to save her was done by the several physicians who had been summoned and the parents and friends who also came to offer assistance but the baby was dead in about an hour.  It was at first supposed that the child had been choked by something she had put in her mouth but the symptoms led the physicians to suspect that  some other cause existed and the parents very wisely consented to a postmortem examination at which it was found that a hemorrhage had taken place in the lung tissue.  The findings of this condition must have relieved these faithful and devoted parents of any shadow of a chance to think that any possible lack of vigilance on their part had been a cause of the death of this beautiful child, whose loss in any case has given them great agony.  The funeral services were held at the residence on Thursday at 2:00, the sweet body of the beloved little daughter of the house lay revealed to the sight of the many friends who came to mourn her swift departure; the lovely face was calm and peaceful and a white flower was clasped in one little hand.  The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Roberts, who made appropriate remarks, a prayer was offered by Rev. Samuel Price and several selections were sung by a quartette consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Wetherbee, Mrs. Ben Cook, and Mr. Roberts.  The pall-bearers, Misses Myrna Green, Bertha Templeton, Goldie Sullivan and Connie Robertson then bore the casket to the hearse and it was taken to Hazel Dell and interred near the graves of the departed members of the Travis family.  A long train of vehicles bearing sorrowing relatives and friends followed the hearse.  The baby was born on the 20th of June, 1908 and died on the 18th of August, 1909, so was nearly 14 months old.  She was a child of rare and striking beauty, which with her sweet ways, attracted the admiration of all who saw her.  The selection made by the quartette “ When He Cometh, when He cometh to make up his jewels” must have seemed to the bereaved parents most appropriate, for the pure little heart and body, like a gem in his lovely setting, has filled their home with its’ radiance every since God lent it.  No words or sympathy could go far to abate the suffering from so sudden and terrible….[photo of obit cut off at this point]
Submitted by Charles and Sandra Brummet, Transcribed by Barbara Moksnes

Nora Glenn, daughter of Samuel and Lottie Glenn was born July 24, 1885 near Greenup, Ill.  It was there she grew up to young womanhood.  Early in life she gave her heart to God and united with the Mount Zion Christian Church, which is about 5 miles southeast of Greenup.  It was here she became an active and earnest worker in the Sunday school and church.  This interest in church work she maintained throughout her life.  In the last few years she was loyally identified with the Sunday school and church activities of Pleasant Hill M.E. Church near Sidney, Ill.  On December 22, 1907 she was married to Bert Matthews.  Three years later they moved to Champaign County where they have since made their home.  Mrs. Matthews had not been well a number of years, however her last serious illness was of only two weeks duration.  As she lived, so she passed away with a strong faith in God, Tuesday morning at 6:45 at her home near Sidney, Ill.  She is survived by her bereaved husband, 3 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hayden, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Flora Crouch, Polo, Ill., Mrs. Ruth Wade, Sidney, Ill., 2 brothers Homer Glenn, Oregon, Ill., and Everett Glenn, Urbana, Ill.  Besides these the deceased has left to mourn their loss a host of friends and neighbors who had learned to love her and appreciate her friendship.  She was always interested in the welfare of others and did much to make the world lighter for them.  It can be said of her as was said of Mary of Bethany, “ she hath done what she could.”  Her strong faith in God made it possible for her to face the end unafraid.  Funeral services were conducted at Sidney December 27, 1935 at 10 a.m. and at 2:00 F. M. Rev. John Spencer of Hidalgo conducted funeral services at Mt. Zion Christian Church.  Interment was made at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We desire to thank the many friends who sympathized in our bereavement in the loss of our dear wife and sister, also the minister, singers, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sperry and those that took care of the grave. 
Bert Matthews
Brothers and sisters
Submitted by Charles and Sandra Brummet, Transcribed by Barbara Moksnes

Lucretia Gildewell died at the Effingham Sanitorium after an illness of two days.  She was the youngest child of Elmer and Mary Gildewell, she leaves besides her parents, one sister and two brothers.  She was two years 3 months and one day old.  This sweet little bud was taken just as it was beginning to bloom.  Our Heavenly Father has borne from our midst on wings of love our little Lucretia to realms of bliss above, though now the cloud hangs dark o’er us.  Smooth the locks of golden hair on Lucretia’s brow with tenderest care.  Gather the robe in final fold around the form so still and cold, lay on her bosom as pure as snow, the fairest and sweetest flowers grow.  Kiss her and leave her, our hearts delight her pain is over, she sleeps to-night.
All spelling is original from the newspaper clippings….
Submitted by Charles and Sandra Brummet, Transcribed by Barbara Moksnes

ELANOR IRENE HUNT
After an illness of three weeks Elanor Irene, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs B. H. Hunt of Patoka Ill., was called to her  heavenly home January 22. 1915, age nine years, one month and twenty three days. 
On the 23rd of January a very short service was held at the home by Rev. J. R Kelly, the pastor of Patoka Baptist church in the presence of quite a number or  neighbors   and  friends, after which the little white casket was carried to the depot, where we took the nine thirty train on our lonely way for Hidaigo,  the   former   home of the family. arriving there at 9 p. m. Here are are met by a host of friends, and was entertained in the hospitable home of Mr.  and Mrs.   Win.  Wilkins until Sunday   at eleven   when  the funeral was preached at the Hidalgo Baptist church by Rev. A. K. Loving,
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"It is well with the child." Beautiful song service was rendered  by the choir, and the house was full of sympathising friends.   But yet time and God alone can fill the aching void. She was one of God's brightest  jewels  whom he in  his loving kindness had left in their home to brighten, cheer, and bless like a sunbeam peeping thru a cloud with her  little helpful kindly ways among the other three children and father and mother who are left to fight life's battles in this sinful work while She has finished  her life work and gone to glory land.
Submitted by Charles and Sandra Brummet

Miss Nellie Sturts died at her home 4 miles south east of Greenup after a lingering illness, leaving a father three brothers and two sisters. Her mother preceded her and two little infant brothers a few years ago. Nellie was the daughter of Charlie and Ellie Sturts she being 21 years two months and several days old. She had gave her life for the service of Christ and was a firm believer in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Nellie was of a sweet end kind disposition she was a true friend to all and her devotion to those she loved would make a bright chapter in any life. While she has gone from earthly scenes, the conflicts the sorrows and pleasures of life she will still live in the hearts of those who knew her.
Her retiring nature led her to hide her best qualities from public gaze but these were revealed to those who enjoyed her acquaintance, how blessed to know that when all our toils here are ended, we may clasp the hand of our departed darling in that mansion prepared without hands.
Card of Thanks.
Thinking we ean best reach our friends and neighbors through the Press we take their means of thanking you for the many acts and helps of friendship and iove during the long illness and death of our daughter and sister Nellie, we give you our heartfelt thanks, God Bless you.
Charles Sturts
Fritz Sturts
Mary Sturts
Roy Sturts
Earl Sturts
Olga Sturts
Submitted by Charles and Sandra Brummet

Resolutions of Symphany
Myrtle Rose

And respect Adopted by Greenup Chapter No 29, O.E.S
Resolutions of sympathy and respect
adopted by Greenup chapter No. 28, O. E. S.
Nov. 18th, 1907.
Whereas, It is with the deepest sorrow that the members of our Chapter are called upon to mourn the loss of our
dear sister, Mrs. Myrtle Rose, who was always cheerful and had a kind word for all who came in contact with her.
Therefore be it resolved: That while it seems untimely, the taking away of this dear sister, young wife and mother,
yet we know that all things are for the best, and sometime we shall understand. The trusting soul can see the
wisdom of the Father though it all.
Resolved: That the entire Chapter extend to the husband and relatives our deepest sympathy. At a time like this it is little acts of kindness and love that shine in our memories in after years when we look back on a period of darkness and sorrow.
Resolved; That our charter be draped and that a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes, and also sent to the Greenup papers for publication.
"One by one each link must fall.
Death's stern mandate comes to all;
May our golden chain of Love
Miss no links, when joined above."
Lizzie E. Tinkey
Ed Peters
Bertha Travis
Committee
Submitted by Charles and Sandra Brummet

Dr. Vanatta Commits Suicide
Lerna, III., Feb. 1.—Dr. H. B. Vanatta, who had practiced his profession in Lerna for the past seventeen years and who was one of the most widely-known medical men in Coles county, was found dead on the floor of the reception room of his residence here about 7:30 o'clock this morning. Dr. Vanatta had ended his own life with a Winchester rifle, which he kept in his home for hunting purposes. The body was still slightly warm indicating that the act had been committed some time after midnight.
Before shooting himself, Dr. Vanatta had removed his clothing with the exception of his trousers, shirt and socks. His bed had not been disturbed.
Discovery of the body was made by
Dr. Vanatta's sister, Miss Lizzie Vanatta, about 7:30 o'clock. Mrs. Vanatta was at the time absent from home, being in Sullivan for a few days visit with relatives. Miss Vanatta had gone to call him to breakfast.
Dr. Vanatta was a Mason, being a member of the chapter lodge of Mattoon and a member of the blue lodge
of Lerna. He also.was a member of the Odd Fellow and Modern Woodmen
of this Village. He was a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal church and had always been one of the leading members of that house of worship.
Obituary Mattoon Daily Journal Gazette Monday Feb. 1, 1915:
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Nora Glenn, daughter of Samuel and Lottie Glenn was born July 24, 1885 near Greenup, Ill.  It was there she grew up to young womanhood.  Early in life she gave her heart to God and united with the Mount Zion Christian Church, which is about 5 miles southeast of Greenup.  It was here she became an active and earnest worker in the Sunday school and church.  This interest in church work she maintained throughout her life.  In the last few years she was loyally identified with the Sunday school and church activities of Pleasant Hill M.E. Church near Sidney, Ill.  On December 22, 1907 she was married to Bert Matthews.  Three years later they moved to Champaign County where they have since made their home.  Mrs. Matthews had not been well a number of years, however her last serious illness was of only two weeks duration.  As she lived, so she passed away with a strong faith in God, Tuesday morning at 6:45 at her home near Sidney, Ill.  She is survived by her bereaved husband, 3 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hayden, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Flora Crouch, Polo, Ill., Mrs. Ruth Wade, Sidney, Ill., 2 brothers Homer Glenn, Oregon, Ill., and Everett Glenn, Urbana, Ill.  Besides these the deceased has left to mourn their loss a host of friends and neighbors who had learned to love her and appreciate her friendship.  She was always interested in the welfare of others and did much to make the world lighter for them.  It can be said of her as was said of Mary of Bethany, “ she hath done what she could.”  Her strong faith in God made it possible for her to face the end unafraid.  Funeral services were conducted at Sidney December 27, 1935 at 10 a.m. and at 2:00 F. M. Rev. John Spencer of Hidalgo conducted funeral services at Mt. Zion Christian Church.  Interment was made at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We desire to thank the many friends who sympathized in our bereavement in the loss of our dear wife and sister, also the minister, singers, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sperry and those that took care of the grave. 
Bert Matthews
Brothers and sisters
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

REV. WILLIAM CAMPBELL
Rev. William Campbell was born Nov. 24, 1876 near Greenup, Illinois and departed this life Sept. 6, 1929 age 62 years, 9 months and 14 days.  His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Campbell.  In this family were 6 boys and 1 girl of whom William was the youngest.  One boy dying in infancy.  The father dying when William was but 14 months old.  The mother, Mrs. Judy Campbell kept these small children together and reared and schooled them as best she could.  William passed through the grades of the common school of Rose Hill, Ill. And passed the Central and final examinations at the age of 16.  In Jan. 1891 he was converted and united with the United Brethren Church near Rose Hill, Ill. and was baptized the following spring.  He became a faithful member and successful teacher in the Sunday school and then Superintendant of the school and later became Township President of the Sunday school.  A few years later he moved to the Mr. Zion Christian neighborhood where he united with the church there under the ministry of Alvin O. Jacobs Feb. 4, 1900.  October 10 of the same year he was given license to preach the gospel through the southern Wabash Illinois Christian Conference at its session with the Brookville Church.  2 years later he was ordained to the full ministry of the Christian Church at its; conference held at Pleasant View Nov. 7, 1902.  He attended Union Christian College 1909 and 1910.  during his ministry he pastured Mt, Olive, Willow Prairie, Oblong, Forrest Ridge, Sandy Creek, Hopewell Winterroad, White Oak, bible Chapel, Hunt City, Porterville, Grand Prairie, Trimble.  In the central conference, he pastured Milmin Muncie, Mt. Zion and Mt. Olive in the Western Ind. Conference.  His work resulted in a large number of converts to the Kingdom.  Time after time he responded to the call of his brethren in time of death, officiating at their funeral and also performing many marriage ceremonies.  At the session of his conference in 1912 he was elected Secretary of the body and continued 2 terms, being re-elected in 1918.  He was an obligating and dutiful officer.  In 1920 his health failed him and in January he was compelled to resign his work, very much to his own and brethren’s regret.  His illness continued over a period of 10 years and which he bore with patience and a loving faith.  His long illness was of the chronic valvulor heart trouble type.  He was married Nov. 20, 1898 to Miss Lizzie Glenn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Glenn near Greenup, Ill. Having no children of their own they fostered one son who was a nephew to Mrs. Campbell and who’s mother had gone to her long home while the boy was quite young.  The year 1912 the boy [Tilus] was taken into their home and reared as their boy.  Surviving him are: his wife, foster son Tilus Coble, 4 brothers; Geo. W. of Olney, Henry C. of Centralia, Stephan of Champaign, Valentine of Michigan and one sister, Mrs. Betty Boher of Jonesboro, Arkansas and a host of other relatives and friends.  Bro. Campbell bore his suffering with marked a marked degree of cheerfulness.  He never lost interest in the churches and ministers, always making inquiries about the welfare of the brotherhood.  The conference folk and the home town loved him with enduring love.  He was a clean upright citizen, not only in conference and as a pastor but in the community and in business.  He owned a store at different times and did a good business and at times was clerk in a large dept. store in Greenup for a few years and gained an enviable record as salesman and clerk.  His funeral was conducted by the brethren in the ministry, the conference president, Alvin O. Jacobs, being in charge.  Revs. S. Price, J.L. Wright, W.T. Paul, Chas. Mahan, Paul Piersall, F.G. Bell, Levi Carter, A.H. Bennett, John Spencer, Thos. Wade, J.M. Bradbury, Walter Fasnacht, and H.M. Ingram were present and spoke a few words of comfort in the service.  The service was conducted in the home church [Mt. Zion] where he united in church membership 29 years ago.  The home church furnished the music for the most part.  A quartet furnished by the Trimble and Grand Prairie churches furnished one number.  He had pastured those churches.  A number from the above 2 churches and from Porterville, Hopewell and other churches were in attendance at the services.  Our loss in his going is keenly felt.  It is his gain.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express out sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their sympathy shown us and for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Wm Campbell
Tillus Coble
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

MRS. J. W. KELLUM DIES AFTER  LINGERING; ILLNESS OF OVER SIX MONTHS.
Funeral Services at M. E. Church-Interment in Greenup Cemetery.
Mrs. Lydia Kellum wife- of Jno. W. Kellum died at her home in the east part of town Thursday evening at 5 o'clock after an  illness of over six months to most of our people this was no great surprise as Mrs. Kellum had been very low for some time and death was looked for at mo??? moment.
All the care and love that s???? physicians and an anxious house could devise and apply for her co??? and assistance were brought into  but to no avail and just at the ??? of this memorable   February day an invisible hand waved a signal, and a voice in softest accent on the evening breeze announced that the gates were open and that God's angles were waiting to escort her in.
 As the death dew gathered on her brow, around her bedside gathered her husband and her "girls and boys" aIways girls and boys to her though now grown to mature years the life so long interwoven with theirs, with tearful eyes they watched as it, slowly but surely passed over.
But we know that in years to come the memory of her unselfish devotion will make them better men and better women and her precepts be their guiding star.
Vain is any attempt to measure the loss of a mother to her children; after all the poets have sung and lovers dreamed, outside of heaven there is no love like mother's love.
We beleive the tender care devoted to those nearest and dearest, went with her to the better land
Mrs. Kellum was an every day Christian. The beautifying Influence of a pure religion, were spread over a life and character as spotless and charming as was over possessed by any of the noble women who have lived and died during the ages they are gone.
As such a life was a blessing and benefaction to all within, the sphere of of its influence so is the death of such a one a public misfortune, as well as an irreparable loss to the home circle made desolate by her departure. It is difficult to pay a fitting tribute to the memory of so noble a woman, one whose every day life was embellished by the most charming and lovable attributes of her sex. A perfect lady at all times—under all circumstances, she seemed born to inspire the love and armed in the panoply of God in conflict cloven down Her helmet clasped, her armor bright, Her cheek unblanched by fear Around her head there gleamed a light Her dying hour to cheer Fallen as site the evening sun To rise in splendor where Her kindred luminarys shine Her  bliss of heaven to share Beyond earths stormy battle field the reigns In triumph now Sweeping a harp of wondrous soul With glory on her brow.
Lydia A. Ross was bom May 24th 1847 near Rose Hill Jasper Co. III., she was married December, 28, 1870  to John W. Kellum.
They lived at Rose Hill for two year, then came to Greenup where they have since resided. There were eight children
born to this union the oldest dying in infancy. The immediate surviving relatives are her husband, Jno, W. Kellum and seven children viz—
Harry, Blanche, Ruby, Charles, Jettie, Nina and Ethel and a brother, Chas, P. Ross and a sister Mrs. Viola Sutton both of Rose Hill, Ill.
Mrs. Kellum united with the church of the Deciples of Christ about eighteen years ago. She entered into rest Thursday February 27 1908
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet

Our Only Son Is Dead,
After a lingering illness of consumption. Carl Dunn died at Loveland Colo. Sunday Dec  30. 1006 at 12:10 (nooun,
BIOGRAPHlCAL.
Carl Dunn was born near Hidalgo Cumberland Co. Ill. Aug 22 1886 and died Dec. 1905 age 20 years -4 months and 8 days.
Deceased was the only son of Wm. and Olive Dunn Said father and mother endeavored to do all they thought, best to prepare their son Carl to be useful in life. They lived on the farm near Hidalgo III. until Carl was about 18 years of age. They, in order to give their only child the advantage of school privleges moved to Charleston, Ill. where Carl became a faithful student of the state Normal for about 3 years, Last; March his health began to fail and in Sept. he gave up his studies and he and his parents went to Colorado  for his health but the change of climate did not help and he only grew worse until death.
Carl was a bright young man making friends to himself wherever he went yet after all life bright future before
him in this life and his loving father and mother and many other friends.
God has seen fit in his providence to call him unto himself in a better country that, is a  heavenly country where there is no sickness  and disappointments.
He professed faith in Christ during a series of meetings conducted at the M. E. church at Charleston Ill. February and March 1906. He remained in the faith until death. Deceased leaves to mourn his departure a loving father mother, grandmother, Sarah Rothrock four uncles; Neal, Jeff, Frank and Jerry Dunn, eighteen cousins and many other relatives ami friends.
Funeral Services
After the death angel came and took the spirit of Carl to the place of rest for the people of God, the father and mother and one friend, Fred Henderson left Loveland, Colorado December 31, 1906 with the remains of the deceased for Hidalgo Ill arriving at said place Jan. 2 1907. The remains of Carl were then taken to the home or his grand mother Mrs. Rothrock to wait further preparations for funeral aind interment Sunday Jan. 6th 1907 10:30 A. M. after a short service at the house the remains were taken to the Hidalgo Baptist, church where the funeral sermon was
preached by Rev. F. M.Tate in the presence of a large assembly of bereaved relatives and friends after which interment at the Aten eemeiery was made.
Peace be to thy rest a and love to thy memory.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet

JASPER BOY DIES [from the Newton Press date unknown]
Carl, 20 years old son of Wm and Olive Dunn died at Denver, Colorado December 30, 1905 and was brought back to Jasper County for interment in the Aten Cemetery in Crooked Creek township.  The remains arrived Wednesday.  Deceased lived with his parents near Hidalgo, going from there to Charleston to attend college.  Becoming afflicted with consumption he went to the Rocky Mountain country in the hope of regaining his health but it only grew worse until death relieved him from suffering.  In his last illness he was surrounded by his father and mother and other members of the family.  Carl was a nephew of Jerry Dunn of near Falmouth.  He was an exemplary young man who promised to become a useful and influential citizen until stricken with the terrible white plague.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet  transcribed by  Barbara Moksnes

ASLEEP IN JESUS
On Sunday morning December 23, 1906 at her home about 4 miles east of Greenup, Mrs. Viola Hurt responded to the death messenger’s call and fell asleep in the arms of Jesus.  She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wilcox.  She united with the church some time ago and lived and earnest consistant Christian until her savior called her home.  She was married to Osworth Hurt March 25, 1906.  This union was blessed with one little daughter who preceded her to the better world.  She leaves besides her husband a heart broken father and mother, one dear sister Miss Elsie Wilcox and one little brother Les, 2 brothers having gone before.  It is a sad blow to the entire community, for everyone who knew her loved her.  She had a smile and kind word for everyone.  Always courteous in manner, kind in word, and obliging in act.  Viola was a favorite with all.  She will be missed in the home and by the whole community, oh, so sadly, but God knows best.  We pray that he will comfort the sorrowing ones and help them to prepare to meet this loved one in a better world, where parting is no more.  After some selected pieces were sung the funeral was preached at the house at 1:00 on December 24 and the remains were followed by a large number of friends to the Washington Cemetery where she was laid to rest. 
Safe in the arms of Jesus
Safe on his gentle breast
There by his – o’ershadowed
Sweetly her soul shall rest.
A Friend
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

A GOOD WOMAN GONE
Mrs. Louisa Conzet Dies in Hospital at Chicago Wednesday of Last Week
Louisa C. Ouvrier, daughter of J.P.L. Ouvrier and P. Louise P. Ouvrier was born in Cumberland County in what was formerly known as Coles County, Illinois April 12, 1843, departed this life at Chicago, Ill., Sept.9, 1914 at age 71 years, 4 months and 28 days.  In the fall of 1839 the family name Ouvrier being French was anglicized for the convenience of the people around, the name being Workman.  Louisa C. Workman was united in marriage to Charles Conzet at Greenup, Ill. April 6, 1862.  To this union 2 children were born J.F. Conzet who died in infancy and Rose Conzet who departed this life in December 1891.  The husband died at Greenup, Ill., December 10, 1912.  She was affiliated with the Zaza Rebecca Lodge No. 176, Pythian sisters, and Pocahontas Lodge and before her illness which has been of several years duration, was an ardent worker in all orders.  Aunt Lou as she was known among her friends and being a resident of Cumberland County, Ill. She was loyal to her friends and her memory will linger with them.  She was in all probability the most widely known woman in Cumberland County, and will be greatly missed by all her numerous friends.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet  transcribed by  Barbara Moksnes

PIONEER LADY PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Katherine Kelly Goes to her Final Reward
Catherine Perry Carrell was born in the state of Kentucky, December 25, 1809 and died near Greenup, Ill., February 28, 1908 aged 98 years 2 months and 3 days.  When a young girl she moved with her parents to Indiana.  She was one of 12 children.  She was married to Caleb Day and there were born to them 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls.  Some time after the death of Mr. Day she was married to Henry Carrell and to this union were born 4 boys and 3 girls.  Of the 13 children 8 preceded their mother to the better world and of the 5 surviving 2 live in Illinois, 1 in Indiana 1 in Kansas and 1 in Colorado.  She was converted in the Friends Church sometime after she moved to Greenup and united with the Methodist Church of that place.  Mrs. Carrells life spanned almost a century and was almost so extensive with that of this good country in which she was born.  With the shadows lengthening it was her delight to talk of the early pioneer days, of the log cabin, of their hardships and struggles of the glorious men and women who’s fortitude and endurance made possible what our eyes behold although she lived much longer than the allotted time of life yet her years were crowned full of noble deeds and good work.  Her head was crowned with ripeness of years ripeness of love and ripeness of ----.  She came to end sweetly and without murmering.  Jesus was her abiding guest.  Her faith never murmered for a moment.  Her prayers and testimonies were always a blessed benepiction.
She never knew anything but victory all the way.  Her joy was unspeakable and full of glory.  Her heart and mind were stayed on Christ.  She is spoken of by those who knew her best as a person possessed in an unusual degree of kindness, gentleness and patience.  Yet joyful and always seeking the bright side of life.  After her conversion, she lived an exemplary Christian’s   life to the end.  She was loyal to her church and pastor and yet broad enough to help in all Christian work.  Hers was always a welcome home for the pioneer minister of Jesus Christ.  The blessed Redeemer in whom she believed passed this way with the good tidings.  “I am the resurrection and the life he that believeth on me though he were dead yet shall he live, and he that liveth and believeth shall never die.”  Thus, death came to mother Carrell not as a pale monster but the blessed Christ with keys and crowns and set her freeand bid her “Welcome Home”.  But to the sorrowing ones left to battle a little longer, this worls will ever be infinetly brighter because she lived, and the world to come will be brighter and more attractive, because redeemed and glorified she still lives.  She died as she had lived in great peace and entered into the sunshine heaven forever.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. Church Pierce of the M.E. Church at Harmony Church. Note: No where in this obit does it mention her name as “Kelly” except  in the headline.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet  transcribed by  Barbara Mosknes

News was received here last week of the death of Mrs. Maud Waters at St. Louis.  She was the wife of Jack Waters who was foreman at the Broom factory here about 2 years ago.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Died. [unknown paper, 1908]
Mr. Jerome Quinn died Friday of last week at his home in Casey.  Mr. Quinn was a veteran of the Civil War and was 73 years old.  He leaves a wife and 2 grown children and among his relatives is Mr. W. W. Quinn, a brother of this place.  He was buried Sunday.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes 

Obituary. [unknown paper, 1908]
Flora R. Richardson was born March7, 1872 and died March 10, 1908 aged 36 years 3 days.  She was married to Dr. W. E. Harris Aug. 17, 1893 to which this union was born 3 children.  She united with the M.E. Church in Omaha in 1894.  She leave a husband, 3 children, father, 3 brothers, 1 half brother, 3 half sisters and a host of friends to mourn her departure.  Funeral took place Wednesday March 11th at the Bethel church.  Rev. A. J. McCash officiating.  From the church the remains were carried to the last resting place in the Hazel Dell Cemetery by 6 sisters of the Eastern Star. 
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes 

Obituary. [unknown paper, 1908]
Ralph, the infant son of William and Floe Madlem was born May 14, 1908 and died June 29, 1908 at 4:10 p.m. age 1 month 15 days.  His days on earth were brief.  He leaves a sister, fathe4r and mother and many friends that regret very much his early departure from among us but he that makes no mistakes has so arranged that the tender bud as well as the ripening grain.  The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of all.  The funeral was conducted at the Mt. Zion Christian church by Rev. J. L. Wright assisted by A. Eveland after which the mortal remains of the tender child were by kind hands laid to rest in the cemetery…obit is cut off at this point.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Note:
Just read some of Brummet entries.  G W Matteson was George Washington; can get year for Pearl Travis  (Wilcox) 12th birthday by getting her age.  I am fairly certain Madison was a Coble (not  Goble)  for  it says he lived 3 mi so of Greeup and was from N C.  Back in N C the Cobles were related to my Bowman's.  Think he had a sawmill or some kind of lumber operation.  My dad died when I was 4 1/2  .  When I was 13 my Mom marred Earl Dillier...son of the Mr and Mrs. Mike Dillier in the Dora Allen/sister article.  I am familiar with almost all the names in these postings.

Hazel Dell [unknown paper dated 1907]
Pauline Townsend, daughter of B. L. and Mary Townsend was born July 20, 1881 and was united in marriage to Bruce Kelley in 1901.  She died at Chicago July 18, 1907 where she was undergoing treatment.  The remains were brought home Friday July 19th.  The funeral took place at the Bethel Church, Rev. A. J. McCash officiating.  She leaves a husband, father, mother, 3 sisters and 4 brothers, and many friends to mourn her departure.  The remains were laid to rest in the Hazel Dell Cemetery.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes 

Another Called [unknown paper dated 1910]
Mary E. Lewis was born near Greenup Aug. the 29th 1883.  She was united in marriage with Charley G. Lamb April 27th 1904 and departed this life at the home of her mother December 24, 1910 aged 27 years, 3 mo. and 23 days.  She was the mother of 2 children, Freddy and Harry ages 3 and 5 years.  She united with the Mt. Zion Christian Church in 1904 during the pastorate of Rev. Sam Price.  She leaves behind her lonely companion and children a mother, sister and many other friends to mourn her loss.  The funeral was conducted at the home of her mother by Rev. J. L. Wright, after which the remains were taken to the Paul Cemetery and by kind hands they were laid to rest until that day when the Lord shall say to the dead, arise and come forth.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Lorvill Kermit Wright only son of Willis G. and Beatrice M. Wright died at the family residence half a mile easy of Liberty Hill Church south of town, on the 26th day of August 1908, being aged 1 year, 5 months, and 26 days.  The father is a son of Rev. J. L. Wright and the mother is a daughter of Herbert F. Sperry.  A baby sister survives the little boy.  The funeral took place at the family residence at 2:00 August 28 Rev. J. L. Ryan officiating.  The text was from Mark 10;16 “ And he took them up in his arms and put his hands upon them and blessed them.”  Beautiful and appropriate music was furnished  by the young friends of the neighborhood assisted by Miss Louria Carson.  4 young ladies dressed in white acted as pall bearers, and interment was made in the Greenup Cemetery.  This ease of death is all the more pathetic since the bereaved constitute one of the best of Greenup Township young families whose intelligence moral standing and thrift so well qualify them to have raised and trained their beauteous and brilliant little boy, whose name was interwoven with all future plans.  They have the heartfelt sympathy of all who know them.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes
 
Mrs. Gabriel Haga Dies [unknown paper, 1909]
“Passes away on Monday, December 13, 1909.”
Elizabeth Gilbert was born May 3, 1845 and died at the family home 4 miles south of Greenup, Ill., in her 65th year of her life.  She was married to Gabriel Haga March 29, 1866.  To this union was born 12 children 8 of which preceded her to the Better Land.  At 11:  Wednesday December 15, 1909, a funeral service was held at the house.  A select choir of young ladies furnished some excellent music, after the services the funeral cortege repaired to the Paul Cemetery where all that was mortal of sister Haga was laid to rest in the lot of the family to await the resurrection morning.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

G. W. Matteson [unknown paper, 1907]
G. W. Matteson was born in Albany, N.Y. September 4th 1828 and departed this life February 9, 1907, being 78 years, 5 months and 5 days old.  He moved with his parents to George County, Ohio when quite young.  Deceased was married to Esther a. Ball of Portage County, Ohio on the 3rd day of October 1850.  To this union was born 10 children, 6 boys and 4 girls, Oscar Matteson, C. M. Matteson deceased, Mrs. F. C. Murphy, Alonzo Matteson, Albert Matteson, Mrs. L. G. Henderson, Mrs. Mary N. Rue, Cora Matteson deceased, Elmer Matteson.  Besides these he leaves 34 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his death. His wife preceded him to the better land 9 years ago.  Deceased came to Greenup, Ill. with his brother Justice in the year 1852 and established the first steam saw mill ever used in this county.  At this mill was sawed the lumber that was used to erect the first building built in Mattoon.  Having served as an apprentice he sold his mill to Henry Stump in 1857 and then built the first cabinet shop for the village of Greenup.  Some time after this he built the M. E. Church of Greenup and several other buildings in the surrounding country which stand to this day as a monument to his industry.  After leaving Greenup he continued in the saw milling and carpenter work until his health would not permit of such hard labor.  He then purchased a farm southeast of Greenup where he spent the remainder of his days in peace and quiet.  About 1860 in the M. E. Church at Greenup, he was converted with 109 others of which he is the last survivor.  Being always ready with time and money to assist those who needed his assistance, he remained active in church work, being a member of the U. B. Church at the time of his death.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Death of Henry Eveland [unknown paper, 1905]
George Henry Eveland was born in Cumberland County, Ill. In the year 1852, November the 12th, and died July 25, 1905 being 52 years, 8 months and 4 days old.  Henry lived about all his life on the farm where the Mt. Zion Christian church now stands.  He was married to Nettie Probst the 5th day of February 1887.  Nettie died in July 1887.  He was married the 2nd time to Nancy Tharp September 19, 1889.  He leaves a wife, 2 half brothers, W. C. Schoefield of Howard, Kansas and J. D. Schoefield of Indianapolis, Ind, and 2 brothers and one sister J. D. Eveland of Greenup, and Isaac Eveland of Mattoon and Mrs. Mary Feltner of Greenup besides a host of friends to mourn his loss.  Henry was a good neighbor and citizen.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Samuel Price at the Mt. Zion Church where he was interred in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.  We thank god for the hope of the Ressurection.  A Friend.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Mrs. Rose Gildewell [unknown paper, 1909]
Rose Hosier was born in Indiana October 17th, 1877 and departed this life at her home near Hazel Dell February 22, 1909, aged 31 years, 3 months and 25 days.  She was married to Milton Gildewell August 1895 and to them were born 4 children , Marie, Walter, Reba, and Guy.  Being left an orphan at 2 ½ years of age, she was adopted by the family of Samuel Welker and reared as their own child.  She was united with the Church of Christ at the age of 15 years and often expressed the thought that she was trying to live a Christian life.  She was a patient sufferer for 4 months and told her loved ones she was going “over yonder”.  She was held in high esteem by all her neighbors and friends and loved by all who knew her.  The funeral services were conducted by Eld. A. J. McCash and the remains followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.  She leaves a husband, 4 children, an adopted mother and sister and other relatives to mourn her departure.  There is no death, what seems so is transition this life of mortal breath is but a suburb of the life Elysian whose portal
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Sudden Death [unknown paper unknown year]
Mr. Ora Aten whose home is about 2 miles from Hidalgo and just across the line in Cumberland County met a sudden death Monday afternoon at about 2:00, in the dept at Hidalgo.  He was waiting at the station for the pay train having been recently employed as section hand but was off on account of sickness.  He was sitting in a chair talking to John Gressel of Greenup who happened to be there, when all at once his head fell back.  Mr. Gressel and the station agent went to his assistance and sent for Dr. Kuechler who came immediately but Mr. Aten died in a very few minutes.  His son who had come with him but had gone up in town was notified as soon as he could be found.  He was about 4- years of age and leaves a wife and 6 children.  He had always been industrious and was a good citizen and a good provider for his family.  Mr. Aten was a member of the Modenr Woodmen Lodge at Hidalgo and carried a policy of $1000 insurance.  Coroner Kuechlerwith the following men as a jury: Wm rice, J. L. Lamb, J. Cowger, Ed Brown, Ben Byers and Geo. Sowers, returned a verdict of death from apoplexy.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Sudden Death [unknown paper or date]
Miss Sophronia Smith Succumbs to Heart Failure Caused By Fright
The community was shocked Monday afternoon by the news that Miss Sophronia Smith who lives 7 miles southeast of Greenup had been killed.  Some reporters gave it that Miss Smith jumped from the buggy and her neck was broken from the fall, but the true facts are as follows: Miss Smith was driving along the Hazel Dell Road and David Ortman of near Hidalgo drove his automobile up behind her.  He honked several times and Miss Smith turned out and let him pass.  The horse pranced a little and after the machine passed the occupants looked back and noticed that the horse was coming quite fast down the road.  Thinking it was running away Mr. Ortman stopped his machine and his grandson got out to stop the horse.  Before it got within quite a distance of him Miss Smith fell from the buggy.  The horse was stopped and every attention was given Miss Smith but she died almost instantly.  Her body was taken to her home by Mr. Ortman in his car.  She had been subject to spells with her heart and there is no doubt but she had one of these spells when she fell from the buggy.  At the inquest held soon afterward Deputy Coroner S. L. McMorris together with the following jury: J. K. Dillon, Arch Feltner, A. A. Travis, Wm Huston, J. A. Kellogg, Wm Travis came to a verdict that death was due to heart failure.  The jury also exonerated Mr. Ortman from all blame as all evidence went to show that he was in no way to blame for the unfortunate accident, having all he could  to prevent it.  Miss Smith was a highly esteemed woman and the community will suffer a great loss by her death. 
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

A Very Sad Accident [ unknown paper, unknown date]
Warren Colton of Terre Haute Drowned in Embarras.
Monday occurred one of the saddest accidents that has taken place in Greenup for some time, when Warren Colton the 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Colton of Terre Haute, was drowned in the Embarras River.  The little boy came over from Terre Haute Monday morning on train no. 35 and about 5:00 the same evening was drowned.  He was visiting his uncle Albert Haenig who lives about 1 mile west of Greenup.  Mr. Haenig was in the field plowing and Warren had been following him around each time but Mr. Haenig left him at the bank and continued plowing.  When he got around to the river bank he noticed his nephew was missing and when he looked over the bank into the river he saw where the little fellow had slid into the river and also saw his hat floating on the water.  Mr. Haenig realized the truth and immediately started for his house and telephoned the news to Greenup and a large number of men started at once for the scene of the accident.  The worked nobly, some diving while others working with boats and hooks and about 8:30 George Holsapple brought the body to the surface with a hook fastened on the end of a pole.  The body was about 70 feet below where he fell in and about 30 feet from shore.  The body was immediately taken to the home of Mr. Haenig and some attempts were made at resuscitation but of course it had been too long to measure any success.  The parents of the boy were notified but not in time-----same day.  Mr. Colton arrived the next morning but Mrs. Colton was so overcome with grief that she was unable to come.  Coroner J. D. Eveland was notified and he with the following men composed a jury: W. W. Rothrock, W. H. Allenbaugh, J. D. Green, J. N. Garrett, Fred Ewart and B. F. Wilson all returned a verdict of accidental drowning in the Embarras River.  The body was shipped to Terre Haute Tuesday.  The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement and also Mr. and Mrs. Haenig whose enjoyment of their nephew’s visit was turned so suddenly into sorrow.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Obituary. [unknown paper 1908, spelling original to article]
James Madison Coble was born in Guilford County in the state of North Carolina July 22nd 1818, and died in Greenup, Ill. August 5th, 1908 at 7:45 P.M. aged 90 years 13 days.  He removed to Morgan County, Indiana from North Carolina at about the breakout of the Mexican War in 1846 where he resided until 1865 where he removed to a farm near Janesville, Ill. residing there until 1886 when he removed to the vicinity south of Greenup residing there and here in town until the time of his death, having been a citizen of Cumberland County for about 43 years, nearly half of his remarkably long life.  He was 4 times married, 1st to Mary Haggy in North Carolina in 1839 when about 21 years of age.  To this union were born 6 children only one of whom survive him viz; Alson Coble.  His 2nd marriage was with Lovina Love July 10, 1861 and to this union were born 2 children one of whom survives him viz; Wm H. Coble.  His 3rd marriage was with Mary E. Johnson.  These three wives have all passed into the great beyond before him.  His 4th marriage was with Mrs. Hattie Johnson who survives him.  In addition to the 2 sons named who survive him with the widow, are also 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and 2 sisters and 1 brother.  The deceased was converted in the state of No. Carolina when a young man, and united with the Lutheran church there.  He lived the remaining years of his life a constistent Christian and left a high example of a noble worthy citizen.  After the building of the Liberty Hill U. B. Church south of Greenup the deceased identified himself with that organization where he remained until the time of his death.  Though for many months his extreme age and incident decrepitude prevented his regular attendance of church his heart was kept in harmony with his church duties and after 5 weeks of suffering in his last illness he passed away in the most assurance of his future state, he having a few days before he died, expressed repeatedly to the writer the most unwavering confidence in his salvation.  The dominating characteristics of this noble life were industry, honesty, truthfulness, kindness of heart and peaceableness with his neighbors.  He rejoiced in the close that he had benn strictly honest and owed no man a cent.  He offered no man any aniagionian but a scripture quotation.  In this way all his differences with his fellow man were adjusted.  His rule of life was Matt. 7:1-2 [his funeral text] and many many times were heard to quote it.  His neighbors will all give testimony that this great scripture was a good picture of his life conduct with his neighbors and friends.  A long remarkable life is ended to be taken up and continued in the land of love and peace beyond.  Few such pure and noble lives have lived and gone from among us.  We may all profit by
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Obituary. [unknown paper, 1907]
Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy was born in Pennsylvania April 12, 1831.  she was married to Joseph Eveland in Ohio March 2, 1840, he having died October 14, 1876.  after his death she lived with her son Thomas Eveland until the time of her death.  She died December 12, 1907, being 86 years and 3 months old.  To this union was born 10 children 6 having preceded her to the better world.  She joined the Christian church at an early age having lived a faithful Christian ever since.  She was a loving mother and a good friend and was always ready to help anyone.  It was her delight to try and win souls to Christ.  She always said when the Lord saw fit for her to come she was ready to go.  She was laid to rest in the Paul Cemetery.  Precious mother, you have left us, left us yes, forever more; but we hope to meet our loved one, on that bright and sunny shore.  Lonely the house and sad the hours since our dear one is gone; but oh! A brighter home than ours, in Heaven is now her own.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Obituary. [unknown paper, 1907]
Death has once more visited our community and claimed for its’ own our beloved daughter and friend.  Anna Jane Lewis departed this life April 14, 1907 age 18 years 8 months and 33 days.  She has lingered for some time with that dreaded disease Consumption and for the past 3 months has been bedfast but had great patience with her suffering.  Anna leaves a father, mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters living while one sister has gone on before her.  There is a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss.  The funeral was preached Monday morning by Rev. Sam Price at the Block Church.  After which the remains were laid to rest at the Mt. Zion Cemetery. 
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Mary E. Sturts [unknown paper, 1907]
Mary E. Sturts was born near Akron Summit Co., Ohio February 28th A.D. 1865, died February 17th, 1907 aged 41 years, 4 months and 19 days.  Was married to Charley Sturts March 6th, 1887.  To this union were born 8 children 2 of which preceded her to the other life.  She leaves father Wm Douglass of Akron, Ohio, one brother of Wyoming, 6 children 3 boys and 3 girls, a lonely husband and many other friends to mourn her seemingly early departure.  A woman loved and respected by her neighbors.  – 1 by 1 care our loved ones taken from our midst and leave us standing wondering and alone and reminding us that soon we may expect to be called from this life to another.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. L. Wright at Mr. Zion Church after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near the church to await the coming of that day.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Mrs.Matteson Dies [unknown paper, 1909]
Wife of Fayette Matteson Passes Away After An Illness of Several Months
Rachel D. Eveland was born at Greenup, Ill. Dec. 22, 1875 and departed this life December 20, 1909 aged 34 years, 8 days.  She was united in marriage with Fayette Matteson Dec. 11, 1893 and to this union was born 6 children, 2 having died in infancy.  The 4 living ones are Mildred age 13, Earl 11, Walter 7, and Oral 2 years.  She was converted to the Christian faith at an early age and became a member of the Mt. Zion Christian Church living so until March 1909 when with her husband and family united with the 1st Pres. Church in Greenup.  She lived a pure Christian life, always striving to lead her family in the straight and narrow way, being a most devoted wife and mother.  May her example of life be a guiding star to those here on earth.  After 5 months of intense pain and suffering she was called home to her eternal rest, by the faith above who de—all things well.  She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, 4 children, an aged father, 3 brothers and 2 sisters and a host of relatives and friends.  The funeral services were held at 2:00 Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church by Rev. W. H. Wilson.  Interment in the Greenup Cemetery.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Lorvill Kermit [unknown paper, 1908]
Lorvill Kermit only son of Willis G. and Beatrice M. Wright died in the family residence, a half mile east of Liberty Hill church , south of town on the 20th day of August 1908 being aged 1 year, 5 months and 26 days.  The father is a son of Rev. J. L. Wright, and the mother is daughter of Herbert F. Sperry.  A baby sister survives the little boy.  the funeral took place from the family residence at 2:00 August 28 Rev. J. L. Ryan officiating.  The text was from Mark 10:16 “ And he took them up in his arms and put his hands upon them and blessed them.”  Beautiful and appropriate music was furnished by the young friends of the neighborhood assisted by Miss Louria Carson.  4 young ladies dressed in white acted as pall bearers, and interment was made in the Greenup Cemetery.  This case of death is all the more pathetic since the bereaved constitute one of the best of Greenup Township young families whose intelligence, moral standing and thrift so well qualify them to have raised and trained their beauteous and brilliant little boy, whose name was so much interwoven with all future plans.  They have the heartfelt sympathy of all who know them. 
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Joseph Taylor [unknown paper, 1911]
Joseph Taylor was born in Dar—County, Ohio, February 22nd, 1842 and died at his home in Hidalgo, Ill., January 20th, 1911 at 4:00 A.M.  At the age of 17 he enlisted in Co. G., 100th Ohio Infantry and for 3 years or until the close of the war fought in defense of his country, having been in 24 battles.  Soon after the war he was married to Miss Susanna Elson and to this union were born 4 children: Naomia Schmidt, Union city, Indiana, Lottie Kananer, Dayton, Ohio, Elnora Coby, Rossberg, O., Lovina Taylor, Xenia, O.  In about the year 1890 his wife passed away and 6 years later on February 13, 1896 at Rose Hill, Ill., he was united in marriage to Emma L. Powell.  He leaves a wife, 4 children, one step-daughter: Miss Cosy Wood of Mattoon, Ill., 2 sisters; Mrs. Marilla Ward, Greenville, O., and Mrs. Mary Shields, also of Ohio and a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss but “ we mourn not as those who have no hope.”  For he had given his heart to God early in life and to the last he manifested an interest in the building up his Master Kingdon.  He was a faithful member of the Rose Hill Methodist Church and although in his later years he suffered much, he bore his afflictions very
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Cosa Myrtle [unknown paper, 1908.  Article covered with another obit so one side cut off.]
Cosa Myrtle, daughter of Geo. D. and Martha Hawk was born November -, 1897 and departed this life September 10th, 1908 aged 10 years, 9 months and 10 days.  Cosa was a pleasant child whom the Lord loveth  he chasen—and although her stay with friends—short yet our loss we know is – great gain.  She died of that fatal diseas, -- failure, but we have the reconcill—that little Cosa is now at rest.  – there is no more heart rending – no more sickness and blessed be –thought there is no more good --.Though she is missed so much – home yet we have that peaceful – that if faithful, some day we might meet little Cosa in that bright __ city.  She leaves to mourn her loss a – mother, one sister, one grandma, 5 aunts, 6 uncles and several friends
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Mrs. Hord [unknown paper, 1908]
Death has again visited us and taken from our midst the beloved mother, daughter, sister, wife and friend.  Effie Thomas daughter of Elizabeth and John W. Thomas was born June 30th 1871 and died May 6th, 1908 aged 36 years, 10 months and 6 days.  The deceased spent most of her youth in Jasper and Cumberland Counties moving from there with her parents to Fayette County --- and lived there until the death of the father in December 1902.  ----with her mother back ---.  She then went to St. Louis---- was married December 12 –to George C. Hord.  They went – St. Louis to Indianapolis and from there went to Cincinnati and to various other places.  Born to this union were --- Owen G. and  Gerald Howe--- having preceded her in infancy  Besides the husband and babe she leaves to mourn their loss a mother, 3 sisters, Mrs. Clarence Chezum, Mrs. Melissa Jiles and Mrs. Alice Shull, also 3 brothers, Joseph J., William E., and Benjamin F.  3 sisters Emma, Sarah and Anna C. Kennedy having preceded her, the 2 former in infancy and the --- in 1897.  Besides those named she leaves to mourn her loss a ----
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

James Tharp [unknown paper, 1908]
James Tharp for a number of years was a resident of Cumberland County who resided at Hunt City for the past 6 years died Thursday March 19th, 1908 –a 2nd stroke of paralysis.  He was stricken at 11:00 Wednesday and died at 3:00 Thursday morning.  He was one of the most respected and well known citizens of this county---a deep regret is felt by his many friends---the following obituary was hand--- to us.  James M. Tharp was born in La--- County, Ohio October 15, 1836 and died March 19th, 1908 at his home in Hunt City, Ill., aged 71 years, 5 months and 4 days.  He came to Illinois when he was but 8 years old with his parents and settled in Crawford County near Bellair where he was married to Miss Sarah L. Gilbert of Greenup, Ill.  to this union was born 12 children of which the wife and 6 children preceded him to the better world.  Those living are Nelson Tharp of this city, Marion Tharp and Mrs. Heaton of Oblong, Henry Tharp of Hunt City, Mrs. Eva Byers of Guthrie, Okla., and James L. Tharp.  He was converted in early life and united with the Mt. Zion Christian Church near this city of which he was a devoted member until his death.  He leaves 6 children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his demise.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. Thomas Wade at the Mt. Zion Church, southeast of this city.  Interment at the St. Paul Cemetery Saturday at 2:30 P.M.
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Harry Kelly [unknown paper, 1941]
Harry Kelly, son of George and Martha Kelly was born October 3, 1877 near Greenup, Illinois and departed this life June 14, 1941 at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 11 days.  On December 15, 1901 he was united in marriage to Mora Allen.  To this union 5 children were born; 1 son, Riley passing away at infancy, surviving besides his loving companion are 2 daughters, Loverne Henderson and Laura Sherwood; 2 sons Freddy and Victor of Greenup, Illinois, 1 sister Kizzie Jones of Rose Hill.  Preceding him in death are 2 sisters Addie Patrick and Henrietta Thompson; 2 brothers, Kelton and Walton.  He leaves several nieces and nephews and 6 grandchildren.  He was converted and joined the United Brethern Church about 35 years ago; in 1920 having changed his membership to the Block Church where he remained a faithful member.  To his wife he was always true and faithful, devoted and helpful, always striving to a better way of living.  In the passing of this loved one, the family has suffered a great loss, neighbors having lost a good friend
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Mrs. Cynthia A. Markwell [Nee Greeson] [Unknown paper, 1906]
Was born January 5th, 1859 and departed this life December 16, 1906, aged 47 years, 11 months and 11 days.  She was born near Mooresville, Ind., and moved with her parents to Cumberland County, Ill., where she has lived ever since.  She was married to Clark Markwell on July 24, 1884.  To this union were born 3 children; Chloe, Harland and Willie.  She had 5 sisters, 3 of whom preceded her 2 yet living, 4 brothers one of whom preceded her and 3 living.  2 brothers attended the funeral.  One is in California.  Her father and mother went before her to a better world.  She had never joined any church but during the summer she had told her daughter that she was converted at home some years before, and from her devoted life as the Master has said, “ By their fruits shall ye know them.” And her life has been all who knew her.  They knew her to love her.  She was a kind and faithful companion, a loving mother and a good neighbor.  She leaves a husband, 3 children, a mother in law who has been a mother in the home with her.  With these relatives and many others not mentioned and a host of friends are left to mourn her loss.  But while we mourn, we mourn not as those who have no hope, for our loss is her eternal gain in glory.  Death has been swallowed up in victory through Jesus or Lord.  Goodby until we meet again.  The following is the sermon from Ephesians 1;20 preached by Rev. Sam Price at the funeral Tuesday.  Many uses may be made of this text but it is particularly fitted to confirm another life and to turn our thoughts and hopes to another world.  Our doubts arise from imagination, our eyes fixed on the lifeless body as we see the motionless limbs fill our minds with discouraging thoughts but revelation meets imagination on its’ own ground and contends with it its’ own weapons.  It shows after death a spirit body, living, moving body rising not to return again but to a purer life.  These facts appeal to the sense and intelligent almost kindles the imagination to explore the unseen world, suited to overcome the difficulties in the way of Christian faith.  Reason is not left alone to struggle in the tomb.  The assurance that Jesus died on the cross rose uninjured and exchanged the earthly life for a heavenly life puts all doubts to flight and helps us to conceive man’s triumph over death.  Such are the aids given by resurrection to faith in immortality.  First our virtouos friends at death go to Jesus.  He raised him from the dead.  The testament speaks of him as existing in the spiritual world, the good leaving us here to meet their savior.  This is an assurance of their happiness.  Their intercourse and affection will be ennobiling in character…..obit cut off at this point.  All spelling is correct to the original item in the paper.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Miss Gladys Aldrich [unknown paper, 1907]
Miss Gladys Aldrich daughter of Luther and Sallie Aldrich died at the Aldrich home near Greenup on the afternoon of March 23rd 1907.  She was born June 7th 1892 near Janesville, Ill., but has lived near Greenup the greater part of her life.  She was a student in the Greenup public schools during all the current school year to the time she was taken too ill to attend a few days ago.  She was a girl of remarkable beautiful character and bright mind.  She loved her school work and was ambitious to become a proficient scholar.  Since her childhood she has manifested a religious turn of character and it was noticeable in her life that she was largely influenced by the Christian ideal.  This gave her a lovable disposition and rendered her a general favorite among her classmates and associates.  A half hour before her death she declared in the consciousness of her imminent death that all was well with her soul.  She is the 3rd of this family of children to die, Mrs. Bertha Phipps and Miss Myrtle her sisters having preceded her to the grave.  It always seems sad to us when one --- and of whom we anticipate so much in life dies.  It is more so in this case when we consider the family so deeply devoted to each other and the sad misfortune in the destruction of their home by fire a few hours before her death.  None in the whole community withhold sympathy from this sadly stricken family.  “Dot” leaves a sister, Mrs. Clema Phipps and 2 brothers Luke and Charles and her father and mother and innumerable friends to mourn her untimely death.  She was 14 years 9 months and 19 days.  Another beautiful soul has gone to the land of Leal. [?] Let us not weep as in faith we see her blissful rest.  The remains lay in state at the residence of Eb Stewart Sunday where many friends in town took a last view of the deceased girl.  At 2:15 a procession near a half mile in length followed the hearse to Harmony Church 3 miles northeast of Greenup where a funeral service was conducted by Jas. L. Ryan, after which friends from Janesville, Diona, Greenup and from the vicinities of Harmony and Scotch chapel filed into the church to view the remains there being scores of people who did not avail themselves of the privilege it was  a large funeral and a deep feeling of sorrow and sympathy was everywhere visible for the grief stricken family.  The remains were then laid to rest in the beautiful Harmony Cemetery…there to await the great Jesus---
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Obituary [unknown paper, 1905]
The death angel swooped down with unstayed pinions and layed its’ cold hands upon the following and transferred their souls across the chilly waters of death.
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Lilas A. Black was born in Union Township, Ill., October 28, 1857 and departed this life July 9, 1905 at the age of 47 years, 8 months and 10 days.  She was a daughter of Samuel and Clorinda Vantassel who have preceded her to the great beyond.  She was married to Riley Black on January 27, 1877 to which union was born 7 children 5 boys and 2 girls all of whom survive except Claudia who survived her only a few hours and both were laid to rest at the same hour. 
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Claudia A. Haga Claudia A. Black was born April 18 1878 and entered the eternal realm on July 8, 1905 at the immature age of 27 years, 2 months and 19 days.  She was united in marriage to Frank Haga March 12, 1900.  They were blessed with one son named Raymond.  The above parties lived a number of years in Union Township and afterwards moved to the vicinity of Greenup, but for the last few years they have resided near Hendrickson, Butler County, Mo.  They died of that disease Small Pox which is dread perhaps more than death.  One of Mr. Black’s boys went to an iron mine nearby to seek employment and while there was exposed but did not know it until sometime after he had taken sick.  He soon recovered and then his mother and sister became sick never to recover.  As soon as Mr. Black learned what the disease was he went to stay with his son in law Aaron Edwards hoping to be able to care for the family and avoid the disease, but he soon became sick and probably Mr. Edwards and family will escape.  Mrs. Black and daughter have a number of friends and relatives in this community to mourn their loss with hearts full of sympathy for Mr. Black and family in their sad hour of ----
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Grover Roberts [unknown paper, 1910]
Mr. Grover Roberts was born in Cumberland County, Ill., July 25, 1884 and departed this life August 14, 1910 at St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham, Ill., age 26 years and 19 days.  He was united in holy bonds of matrimony with Surgie [?] Wishard Jan. 24, 1909 and to this union was born 1 child Hailey Wayne.  He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, a son, father, mother, 3 brothers, Evert, Vernon and Ross and 2 sisters Mrs. Nellie Edwards and Lizzie Tharp, besides a host of other relatives and friends.  He was converted and united with the Baptist church about 5 years ago and died rejoicing in a Savior’s love telling those who stood by him in his last hour that he was prepared to go.  He bore his sickness with great patience until God relieved him of all and took him to the home prepared for him above.  He was a devoted husband and an affectionate child, always showing great love and kindness to his mother.  God in His wisdom has recalled the boon his love has given and thought the body slumbers here his soul is safe in heaven.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

James P. Inskeep Dies. [unknown paper, 1909]
One of the County’s Best Citizen’s Passes to the Great Beyond
James Polk Inskeep was born in Brown County, Ohio Oct. 29, 1845.  He was enrolled in Co. K. 162nd Regiment of Ohio National Guards on the 22nd day of May 1864 to serve 100 days and was discharged from service Aug. 10th of the same year by reasons of general debility.  He graduated from the Russellville schools of Ohio.  From Ohio he came to Shelby County, Ind., where he taught in the Shelby county public schools for 13 or 14 years.  He was married July 13, 1881 to Miss --- Jackson of Shelby County, Indiana.  In 1883 he and his wife removed to Cumberland County, Ill., near Hazel Dell .  To this union were born 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls, namely Guy, who was born in Indiana in 1882.  Floyd, Lloyd, Edna, M… and Frank.  His wife departed this life May 24, 1892.  He was married in 1894 to Miss Laura Ewart of Cumberland County, Ill., and to this union were born 2 children, Laura B. and the other dying in infancy.  This union was also broken by the death of his wife passing on to the higher – March 15 1896.  He was again married to Mrs. Stella Lucy Reynolds of Cumberland County.  To this union were born 2 children, Hazel A. and John L.  Mr. Inskeep was member of I. O. O. F. Lodge 176 and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge 176 and also a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.  After a long illness he passed away December 11, 1909 being 64 years, 1 month and 12 days old.  While he was not a Christian of any denomination he believed in a supreme judge, a God, the Creator of all mankind.  He was a devoted husband and loving father, always ready to help in time of need.  Since coming to Illinois in 1883 he has always made this county his home.  There are left to mourn his loss his wife Stella, and 8 children; Guy living near Hazel Dell on the old home place, Lloyd of Charleston, Ill., Edna Chapman near Yale, Ill., Floyd, May, Laura, Hazel and John who are at home in this village.  The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. A. L. cheney at 10:00 Sunday and interment was at Hazel Dell, the order of I. O. O. F. being in charge. 
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J. M. Cook [unknown paper, no year or dates]
Although Mr. Cook was a member of no church he exemplified by his pure and honorable life, the teachings of the golden rule, and unfallingly --- a practical --- that will long be remembered as the best of profession.  There was a daily beauty about his life which won every heart.  In temperament he was mild, concillatory and candid; and yet remarkable for an uncompromising firmness.  He gained confidence when he seemed least to seek it.  He believed that men and women, youth and children see the friendship of the sunny faced, that all doors are open to those who smile that all social circles welcome cheerfulness.  That a sunny face is the open – same to hearts and homes.  He was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father: to his sisters a tender brother, to his friends a soul of fellowship, but the greatest of all he was a man.  And as a man it is that those who knew him best most love to contemplate him.  He believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, he believed that the man who scatters flowers in the pathway of his fellow man who lets into the dark places of life the sunshine of human sympathy and human happiness, is following in the footsteps of his master.  His cheerful, helpful life: his devotion to his wife and family and kindness to everybody will long linger fragrant memory in the home which his presence brightened and which death now darkened.  He was a man of generous impulses and the stranger even though a beggar never failed to find food and shelter if he sought it at his hands.  In his heart of hearts he carried those he loved and his hand was never weary, his step never failed, in caring for and ministering to the homeless and the widows and the orphans.  No bronze or marble shaft, no splendor of ancient or modern tombs----cut off at this point.
Contributed by Charles and Sandra Brummet and transcribed by Barbara Mosknes

Selina Kelly [unknown paper, 1909]
At Her Home in Hazel Dell Thursday, May 20- A Centenarian.
Mrs. Selina Kelly better known as Grandma Kelly, was born at Harper’s Ferry, Va., the place made famous by the capture of John Brown, the abolishonist, on January 28, 1809.  She departed this life at her home at Hazel Dell Thursday May 20, 1909 aged 100 years, 3 months and 22 days.  She and her husand John B. Kelly moved to Hazel Dell in 1847.  This village was founded by Mr. Kelly who died in 1876.  Mrs. Kelly was the mother of 9 children, 4 of whom are living; Mrs. Elizabeth Patrick, Mrs. Kizzie Davis, John A. Kelly and James A. Kelly.  29 grandchildren, 115 great grandchildren and 25 great great grandchildren are living besides a host of friends.  She has lived under the administration of every President of the United States except those of Washington and Adams.  On the 28th of last January more than 600 relatives and friends gathered at Hazel Dell to assist in the celebration of Mrs. Kelly’s 100th birthday anniversary.  The ceremonies were held in the Odd Fellows’ and Masonic Hall where a banquet was prepared by the guests.  There were 5 generations of the family represented and more than 100 direct descendants of Mrs. Kelly.  Mrs. Kelly always lived a faithful Christian life with a great charity for all mankind.  Her quaint philosophy will long be remembered by all who knew her, one of her favorite maxims being “do all the good you can to all the people you can and as little harm as possible.” The funeral services were held at the church of God at Hazel Dell on Saturday May 22nd, conducted by Rev. Ishler of Martinsville.  A large number of friends and relatives attened the service and followed the body to its’ last resting place in the cemetery at Hazel Dell.
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Letner ~ Donna & Dean, infant daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Letner. Born Aug. 28, 1938 in Toledo, IL. and passed away at home, within a few hours of being born. They leave behind a broken hearted father and mother, one brother E. Wayne and one sister Norma, two grandmothers and a host of realatives and friends. They are preceded in death by two infant brothers.
 Our little twins have now gone to rest to live with Jesus who knows best
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Charles J. Allen [unknown paper, 1905]
Charles J. Allen was born near Greenup Sept. 22nd 1836 and died suddenly at his home southeast of Greenup at 12:15 a.m. July 11, 1905, aged 69 years, 10 months and 19 days.  He was married at Greenup October 3, 1865 to Rachel Wharton, and to this union was born 9 chidlren, viz; Eva M., Mary S., ; now Mrs. A. A. Travis, Warren, Nancy Jane, now Mrs. James Scott of St. Marie, Laura E., now Mrs. Mike Dillier, Minnie D. deceased; Charley, Nora M. Now Mrs. H. W. Kelly; and Ollie, now Mrs. Otto Wade.  He gave 3 of his best years to his country’s service never regretting it though he received injuries therein from which he never recovered, and which ultimately hastened his death.  Immediately after his marriage he went to Kansas locating in what afterward became Allen County.  Here he prospered but his wife not having good health, he returned to Illinois buying and locating one half mile north of where he resided at the time of his death.  In 1894 he purchased a farm 2 miles south of Greenup and moved there, but he was not satisfied here and returning to his former residence, he built the beautiful country home where he resided until his death.  A touching incident in the funeral – was that it too was given in – own home by the Rev. J. Mills of –field, the same at whose services—had been lead to Christ nearly – years before and who has – a staunch friend through all those years.  In 1888 with a little financial assistance from others built his own land the church which bears the name of Allen Chapel in his honor.  He was a careful painstaking business man and known throughout the country as an honest straight forward man of sterling integrity and an uncompromising advocate of right and justice for all.  He had nearly lived out his “three more years and ten” but he needed ---the next few days to finish the ---.  He often expressed his willingness and readiness for the last call.  He was buried at Hazel Dell, Ill., on July 12th.  By his death the entire community lost a noble man, an earnest Christian and a good adviser and an unwavering friend.
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Icillius D. Morgan [unknown paper, 1907]
Ieillius D. Morgan, eldest son of Orison and Charlotte Morgan was born near the village of Middletown, Ind., Nov. 26th 1842 and died April 28th 1907 at Danville, Ill.  His boyhood days were spent on the farm with his father and he enlisted into the volunteer Army Sept. 18th 1861.  He was enrolled in Co. D., of the 43rd Indiana Inf. Jan. 1864, received a discharge at Little Rock, Ark., but enlisted the same day for service to the end of the war.  In February 1868 he was united in marriage to Miss Diana Yeager, a well respected lady of Middletown.  The young couple spent several years in Champaign and Douglas counties then coming to their farm in Cumberland County in March 1875 where they remained until December 1888, moving from there to our little village Jewett where they have resided until death invaded their home March 17th 1907 and called away his loving wife.  Mr. Morgan leaves one son, Edgar and 5 brothers Val and O. C. of this place, a. L. of Beaumont, Tex., W. A. of Bisbee, Arizona and L. H. of Toledo, Ill.  While spending a great deal of his life on the battle field he was a mem—article picks up here: The funeral services were held at the Christian Church Wednesday afternoon with quite a number of the G. A. R. present to view the remains of which he was a member.  Elder Meinotte Miller of Terre Haute, Ind., conducted the services then the remains were laid to rest at the side of his wife at the Jewett Cemetery.  There never was such sadness in our town when about 6 weeks ago the alarm was given that Mrs. I. D. Morgan was found dead in her bed.  Her only son Edgar went upstairs to awaken his mother found her asleep in Jesus, sleeping the undisturbed sleep not to awaken till the great Resurrection morning.  Mrs. Morgan was a good wife, a noble mother and a loyal Christian.  Sleep on dear father, take thy rest we’ll meet thee in that land of rest.  Sleep on dear mother take thy rest.  The world is dark yet God knows best.  They’ve gone to meet another more dear to them than – They’ve gone to meet their Savior whom we know that they will see.  Our dear ones from us are gone voices we loved are stilled places are vacant in that home which can never be filled. 
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Mrs. Mary Holt [unknown paper, 1905]
Mary Marshall was born at Falkham Norforkshire, England, on October 23, 1836 and died at Greenup, Illinois at 2:10 a.m. July 12, 1905, being ages 68 years, 8 months and 18 days.  When an infant she moved with her parents to Rosendale in Lancashire, England where she resided until she came with her husband to the United States in 1868.  In October 1863 she was married to John Holt and to them was born 4 children viz; Lizzie, now Mrs. John M. Thomen, Squire, Jim Willie and Mary Allie, Now Mrs. T. W. Allen.  The former 2 were born in England and all of them survive their mother.  The husband and 2 sisters viz; Mrs. Martha Taylor and Mrs. Catherine Cudworth also survive.  The 2 sisters reside in England and are the only survivors of a family of 10 children, Mrs. Holt being the youngest in the family.  When they came to this country in 1868 they landed at Quebec and went thence to Springfield, Ill., where the husband did stone work on the State House  then under process of costruction] for 6 months and then came to Cumberland County, Ill., where they permanently resided except 18 months at Fall River, Mass.  At about the age of 16 years Mrs. Holt was converted and united with the Baptist Church that worshipped at Waterbam Chapel, Rosendale, England, where she held membership until she came to the United States.  About 18 years ago she united with the United Brethren Church of Union Chapel south of Greenup where she retained membership and led a most exemplary Christian life to the time of her death.  She was taken ill on Sunday morning July 9 and died as stated, on July 12th.  In character and life, she was most exemplary and worthy, being amiable, humble, kind, pure and generous in religion and she was fervent and faithful.  As a neighbor she had won the admiration and respect of all who knew her.  As a citizen she did her whole duty.  She and her husband by sterling integrity and high consideration for all that is noble in life have given to the country a family of children who stand high and upright worthy citizenship.  This is the 1st visitation of death in the family which was more than usually knit together in love and confidence and the grief is therefore more bitter.  The whole community feels deep sympathy for the survivors in their sad bereavement.  The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church at 2:30 p.m. July 13th by Rev. J. L. Ryan of the Baptist denomination who took for a text the words, “Why see ye the living among the dead”.  The discourse was one of comfort and consolation to the bereaved family referring to many assuring passages of scripture and commending the faith and many virtues of the deceased to the living.  Several beautiful and appropriate songs were rendered by a select quartet composed of D. H. Rowe, Harold Bright, Mrs. Bertha Cook and Mrs. Ida Monohon.  Mrs. Myrtle Rose presided at the organ.  The funeral decorations… [article cut off at this point]
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Martha Jane Phelps [Peters] [unknown paper, 1907]
Martha Jane Phelps, daughter of James and Martha Phelps was born in Vigo County, Indiana in 1837 and died July 9, 1907 being at death in her 70th year.  She came to Greenup with her parents in June 1861 and has ever since been a citizen of Greenup.  She was united in marriage with Hezekiah Peters in 1877 he having died last November.  She leaves no children of her own.  She was a kind noble hearted woman and had very deep attachements to those who came under her care.  She was a patient and mother friend to the Peters children and to those who came under her care and devoted so much of her time in solicitous and kindly acts to the sick and those needing help.  Early in girlhood she espoused the religion of Jesus Christ and was ever faithful and consistent as a Christian woman.  She possessed a remarkable memory and loved to study and quote from the Bible which she did a great deal of her time.  She was baptized in the Separate Baptist Church by Elder… [article cut off at this point]
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OBITUARY OF MRS. JOSEPHINE GABEL. [unknown paper and 1909]
Mrs. Josephine Gabel died at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Lyons Sunday, June 5th, 1909.  Josephine Shull was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, November 26th, 1837.  She moved with her parents to Cumberland County, Illinois November 1852 and resided there until her death, she was 71 years, 9 months and – days of age.  She was married to David Gabel March the 4th 1856.  To this union were borned 10 children, her husband and 4 children preceded her to the better land.  Those surviving are as follows; Lowery, Secretes, Robert, Marshall Gabel, Mrs. Effie Lyons, and Mrs. Arvilla Spessard.  She was of – family of 10 children of which 5 survive her as follows: John Shull -, Oklahoma, Jonathan Wilson Shull of Johnstown, Ill., Robert B. Shull of Greenup, Mrs. Rachel Huilcut of Effingham County, Ill., and she leaves 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Although she never united with any church she was a firm believer in the universalist faith and always lived the life of a true and upright Christian.  During her last illness she bore her suffering with Christian fortitude and expressed her willingness to go at the call of her Savior.  She was always known to be a woman of exceptional culture and refinement, was a kind neighbor and a true friend always ready and willing to do any act of kindness for everyone.  The funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter Mrs. Jno Lyons by Rev. Miss Amira Cheney.  A large concourse of relatives and friends attended the services and followed the body in the procession to its last resting place.  [ NOTE: All spelling is true to newspaper article, and the letters JNO are short for the name “John” ]
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James W. Baumgartner [unknown paper, 1909]
James W. Baumgartner, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Union Township died Wednesday May 5th, 1909 aged 72 years, 1 month and 22 days.  He was married to Miss Harriet Cook April 4th 1862 and to this union was born 5 children as follows: Benjamin, John P., Hugh, Julia and Mary E.  2 of these, John P. and Hugh, have preceded him to their final resting place and there are left to mourn his departure a wife, 3 children, besides a host of other relatives and friends.  The funeral services were conducted by Squire S. L. McMorris and the remains were interred in the Herr graveyard.  Mr. Baumgartner was a man of fine character and a true friend, he was noted for his honesty and integrity and had the respect of all, besides a warm friendship by many who were intimately acquainted with him.  By his death, Union Township loses one of its best citizens and one who will be remembered for years to come.
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Freddie Starks [unknown paper and year]
After a lingering illness of some months, Freddie Starks, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Starks passed quietly away aged about 21 years.  Everything that loving heart and hands could do was done to relieve his suffering but to no avail and on Friday morning May the 7th his spirit took flight to the God that gave it.  Some of his words to his sorrowing mother were, “ mama, don’t pray for me to live if it is the Lord’s will that I should die.  Pray Lord, thy will be done.”  He loved the bible, one of his favorite verses were “ Be not deceived, God is not mocked, as ye sow, so shall ye reap.”  He was possessed of a warm hearted kindly disposition which won his friends everywhere.  Always courteous and chivalrous to all he met, he will be missed and mourned by the whole community.  He was held in high esteem by his young associates and the following of his boy friends acted as pall bearers: Willie Stevens, Hario Devall, Virgil Shelton, Jeff Daurtee, Ben and Jessie Hurt.  It’s sad to see him called home in his early manhood.  Fond hearts are aching over an empty chair in the loving home he has left.  His bright face and sunny manner will be missed among his young friends but God’s will be done was some of his last words.  We have--- the same voice that called him home will heal and soothe those aching hearts; may they say as he said, “ Thy Will be done” ; Very impressive funeral services were held at the family residence conducted by Rev. Tipsword.  Some beautiful hymns were sung.  A touching prayer was offered, after which a large concourse of friends and relatives followed his remains to the Washington Cemetery where he was laid to rest to await the resurrection.  One sister Blanche May preceded him to the better world.  He leaves ---[article cut off at this point]
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Selina Kelly [unknown paper, 1909]
At Her Home in Hazel Dell Thursday, May 20- A Centenarian.
Mrs. Selina Kelly better known as Grandma Kelly, was born at Harper’s Ferry, Va., the place made famous by the capture of John Brown, the abolishonist, on January 28, 1809.  She departed this life at her home at Hazel Dell Thursday May 20, 1909 aged 100 years, 3 months and 22 days.  She and her husand John B. Kelly moved to Hazel Dell in 1847.  This village was founded by Mr. Kelly who died in 1876.  Mrs. Kelly was the mother of 9 children, 4 of whom are living; Mrs. Elizabeth Patrick, Mrs. Kizzie Davis, John A. Kelly and James A. Kelly.  29 grandchildren, 115 great grandchildren and 25 great great grandchildren are living besides a host of friends.  She has lived under the administration of every President of the United States except those of Washington and Adams.  On the 28th of last January more than 600 relatives and friends gathered at Hazel Dell to assist in the celebration of Mrs. Kelly’s 100th birthday anniversary.  The ceremonies were held in the Odd Fellows’ and Masonic Hall where a banquet was prepared by the guests.  There were 5 generations of the family represented and more than 100 direct descendants of Mrs. Kelly.  Mrs. Kelly always lived a faithful Christian life with a great charity for all mankind.  Her quaint philosophy will long be remembered by all who knew her, one of her favorite maxims being “do all the good you can to all the people you can and as little harm as possible.” The funeral services were held at the church of God at Hazel Dell on Saturday May 22nd, conducted by Rev. Ishler of Martinsville.  A large number of friends and relatives attened the service and followed the body to its’ last resting place in the cemetery at Hazel Dell.
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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 23, 1912, Image 28
Greenup, Ill.—Sophronia Smith killed by jumping from buggy when horse became frightened by auto.

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 15, 1912, Image 8
Greenup, Ill.—James Boots, 15, member of camping party, killed. Lightning.

The broad ax. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1895-19??, July 29, 1899, Image 2
Greenup, Ill.  A. M. Rosecrans, president of the Cumberland county fair, who had held several offices, was stricken with apoplexy while riding In his buggy, and died Immediately after being taken to his home.

Thomas Sconce First Sheriff of Cumberland Co. Illinois
Sheriff

In 1843 Cumberland was separated from Coles County. In addition to being J. P. , Thomas Sconce was also the original Surveyor of Coles Co and the towns of Charleston and Oakland. On March 5, 1834, he laid out the plat of 102 lots for the town of Greenup.  Sconce was born in Bourbon Co.Ky. In 1830 he wed Rosannah Gamble Black. The couiple had one son and one daughter, and settled on the high point of the Ambraw (Embarrass) River, which bears his name: "Sconce's Bend". Enormous Gum trees were plentiful in the river region. Sheriff Sconce's prisoners were incarcerated by lowering them by rope down inside a hollow tree snag. A flat rock was placed on top to prevent their escape.
On June 18, 1832 he enrolled in the 1st Regiment of the 2nd Illinois Mounted Volunteers of the Black Hawk War. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on July 25 and the unit mustered out in August. Thomas Sconce is buried in the Hutton (also referred to as Sconce and Reeds) cemetery.
Submitted by Bobbie Claire (Bowman) Goodman
photo credit Suzan (Shepherd) Stern

Alfred Allen Stirewalt
Son of James and Mary Musser Stirewalt, born near Toledo IL Feb. 6, 1893 & parted his life Dec. 1, 1962 at the age of 69 years, 9months, 25days he died Saturday night at Mattoon Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack around 10pm
Alfred spent his early life at the family home in the Morton Chapel Neighborhood. When a young man he enlisted in the army and spent most of his time of 7 years in Alaska during World War 1. He spent many years in mattoon working at Wolf's Auto Body and at Mallory's. Three years ago he retired after working at the (IOOF) International Order of Odd Fellows home in Mattoon for 11 years and has lived in toledo recently.
Alfred was the last member of a family with 7 children, Florence Augusta, Clarence Adam, Wiley Musser and 3 who passed away early in life. Alfred is survived by 4 nieces, Mrs Beulah Letner of Toledo, Miss Violet Stirewalt & Mrs Ada Stirewalt Smith of Rochester NY and Miss Eloise Stirewalt of Rantul IL, besides cousins and friends.
Mr Stirewalt was a member of the American Legion Post in Mattoon, he never married. Funeral Services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2pm from the Lashmet Funeral Home. Rev Charles Seeley officiated, Miss Louis Shupe sang two songs, accompanied by Mrs Marie Shoot at the piano. Interment followed in Toledo Cemetery.
Pall bearers were James Dryden, Alvah Andrus, Harvey Strater, Edgar Lake, Paul Deppen and Ivan Shafer. In charge of flowers where Gertie Birdzell, Irene Kingery, Ethel Evans, Mary Oakley and Dorsa Lee.
Submitted by Peggy Hughes

Lacey, Harriette
Harriette, daughter of Elizabeth and Stingley Cutright was born Dec 11 1856. she departed this life at the family home after a lingering illness. August 23 1933, at the age of 76 years 8 months and 14 days.

She was united in marriage to Frank Lacey on August 23, 1874. To this union was born eleven children, namely: Mrs. Lodica Pickens and Wallace Lacey, both of Bartlesville, Okla; Austin, Norman, Otto and Caph Lacey, Mrs.  Lizzie Coleman and Mrs. Margaret Hartman, all of Casey; Mattie, Jessie and Frank proceeded her in death several years.
She leaves to mourn her going, an aged husband, eight children, and twenty-three grandchildren and four great grandchildren, one brother, Winfield Cutright, of Olney, Ill., and a host of other relatives and friends. All her life was spent in Union Township
Contributed by James Winnette
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BEULAH LETNER
Beulah M. Letner, 94, of Toledo died at 5:30 pm. Monday. Aug. 15, 1994 at Mattoon Health Care Center.
The graveside service will be at 10:30 am. Thursday (today) at Toledo Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Barkley Funeral Home, Toledo, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Letner was born Jan. 17, 1900. in Toledo. She married Raymond C. Letren 1918 He died in 1967.
She was a member of Salem
United Methodist Church, rural Toledo; and American Legion Auxiliary, Toledo.
Surviving are her son, Everett W. of Fisher, daughter Norma Lou of Springfield; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons and one daughter.

OWEN STIREWALT
Owen Stirewalt, 86. of 6505 N W Fifty-fourth St. in Johnston, died of pneumonia Friday at Riverview Manor. Services will be at noon Monday at Hamilton's Funeral Home, with burial at Glendale Cemetery.
A retired employee of Iowa Packing Co. here,
Mr.  Stirewalt was born to Toledo, Ill.. and lived in Des  Moines  about 60 years. He lived in Johnston several years.
Mr. Stirewali was a member of Central Bible Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Robinette of Johnston and
Isabelle Soucy of Marshalltown; a sister, Stella Geb of Racine, Wis.; two
grandchildren and four great-grand-children.
Contributed by Peggy Hughes

Lena Brewer
PEORIA — Lena E. Brewer, 98, formerly of 2800 Scenic Drive died at 11:40 a.m. Monday, Sept 30, 1996, at Prairie View Care Center in Lewistown.
Bom Feb. 18, 1898. in Cumberland County to Noah and Amelia Woodburn Letner, she married B.C. Brewer on June 28, 1917, in Toledo, Ill.. He died Nov. 2, 1982, in Peoria One daughter, Wilma Benson four brothers and five sisters also preceded her In death.
Surviving are four sons, Leonard R. and Lester P., both of East Peoria, Floyd A. of Kewanee and Virgil W. of Lewistown; one sister, Helen Smith of Hammond, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grand- children; and five great-great-grandchildren. She had been the oldest member of First Assembly of God Church in Peoria
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cumerford-Endsley- Diggle Funeral Home in Peoria. The Revs. Robert Stewart and Robert Reeise will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to her church
Contributed by Peggy Hughes

RAYMOND CLIFFORD LETNER
[Obituary]
Raymord Clifford Letner, son of Noah and Amelia Woodburn Letner, was born in Coles County on October 7. 1895, and came to his tragic death on May 4, 1967. atthe age of 71 years, six monthsand 27 days.
He was united in marriage to Beulah Stirewalt on Feb. 2. 1018 and to this union were bom six children. Four of the children preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Beulah, one son. Wayne of Fisher, Ill., one daughter, Mrs. Noma Lott of Springfield. III., two granddaughters, Lenora Lott and Linda Letner; also three brothers, Garvey of Washington. D. C, Glen of Decatur and Donald of Mat oon six sisters. Mrs. Clara Rice, Charleston; Mrs. Lena Brewer. Peoria; Mrs. Grace Robey and Mrs. Zola Hurt of Casey. Mrs. Marie Carter, Blue Mound, and Mrs. Helen Shelton of Munster. Ind., and many other relatives and a host of friends. One sister, Bernice, preceded him in death in 1911 at the age of five.
Ray was a member of the Salem Methodist Church and a veteran of World War I. He farmed near Toledo foi forty years and had retired from the serious sort of farming in I960.
Ray, as he was affectionately known, was a true and loving husband and devoted father, a loyal friend and good neighbor. His friendly sinile and pleasing personality will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Toledo Methodist Church with Rev. James Whitkanack and Hev. Charles Seeley officiating. Burial was in Toledo cemetery.
Pall bearers wrre: Guy Fogleman, Ivan Shafer, James Dryden, Wendall Letner. Leonard Brewer and Kenneth Rice.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our deepest appreciation and thanks to friends, neighbors and relatives for the food, flowers, sympathy and cards, we received after the tragic death of our loved one. May God bless you all.
THE LETNER FAMILY.

Mrs. Daisy Mann
Mrs. Mann, the former Daisy Richardson, was born on October 1, 1876. She lived most of her life in and near Greenup. The past several years she spent her winters in Florida. She was married to James C Travis on March 31, 1895. To this union was born one daughter, Pearl who survives her. Mr. Travis passed away on August 29, 1939.
In 1942 she was married to Rev. LeRoy Steffey and was a great help to him when he was pastor of the Ashmore and Newton Presbyteria Churches. Rev. Steffey passed away in 1948. On October 31, 1955 she was married to Mr. E. A. Mann. They resided in Paris, Ill., until Mr. Man passed away in 1956.
Mrs. Mann has always been very active in church, civic and lodge organizations. She was always willing to help promote any worthy cause
She was Past Matron of Greenup Chapter No. 29, O. E. S., Past Worthy High Priestess of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Past Noble Grand of Zaza Rebekah Lodge of Greenup, Past President of the Bi-Weekly and the Entre Nous Clubs of Greenup. She was also an eld in the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Mann will be greatly missed by all. She was always a kind neighbor and a loyal friend.
She leaves to mourn her loss, one daughter, Pearl, and her husband Ira, grandson, Robert Wilcox, and wife Melva, and her beloved great-granddaughter, Amy Jo Wilcox, a brother, Ed Richardson and wife Chloe and a host of other relatives and friends.
Eastern Star services were held at the Hiles Funeral Home on Wednesday evening.
Funeral services were conducted in the Greenup Presbyterian Church Thursday afternoon, with Rev. Roy Barlow officiating. Interment in the Greenup cemetery .
"Sunshine and evening Star,
And one clear call for me,
And may there be no moaning at
the bar,
When I put out to sea."
THANK YOU
We wish, sincerely, to thank all of our kind neighbors and friends for their help in our time of sorrow. We deeply appreciated all the kind messages, the beautiful cards and flowers, and lovely food. May God Bless You All
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Mrs. Lucy E. Redden Of Neoga Dies Monday
NEOGA, ILL. — Mrs. Lucy Ellen Redden, 76, died about 9;30 a. m. Monday at her home here. She suffered a heart attack last May 8.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. (CST) in the Neoga Church of the Pentecostal Assembly, Rev. Tahnadge Miller and Rev. D. E. Owens officiating. Burial will be in Neoga cemetery.
Mrs. Redden was born Aug. 3, 1878, In Bracken county, Ky., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blade. She was the wife of Walter Redden of Neoga, who survives.
Mrs. Redden also leaves 11 children, Raymond, Houston, Texas; Eugene. Genoa; Gordon, Sigel; Alva, Griffith, Ind.; Mrs. Elwood Poe, Dieterich; Mrs. William, Penning, Effingham; Mrs. Roy Lear, Windsor; Mrs. Fern Blair, Paris; Mrs. Fred Croy and Mrs. Elsworth Titus, both of Toledo, and Mrs. Emil Will, Griffith, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Ishman Brown, Brooksville, Ky.; a brother. Roy Blade, Foster,Ky., 29 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Daily Journal Gazette 1955-07-05

Edward E. Green Of Near Trilla Dies
NEOGA, Ill. — Funeral services for Edward E. Green. 86, a retired farmer of near Trilla. who died Monday at 5 a.m. at the home of his son Merle, Trilla, will be held Wednesday at the Swengel funeral home, Neoga, at 2 p.m. CST.
He died following a stroke.
He was born May 5, 1860 at Columbus. Ind., a son of John and Amanda Green, and had farmed the Dry Grove area for 60 years before moving to Trilla. He had been retired for ten years.
He married Janet Baird, of the Etna community, who died in 1911..
He leaves, in addition to his son, Merle, a daughter, Miss Hazel Green of Princeton. Ind.. five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at Dodge Grove Cemetery
Daily Journal Gazette 1955-07-05



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