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Wagner, John N Age: 72-6-23    
Born: 23 Jul 1817 Loraine, France Died: 01 Feb 1890 Buried: Evergreen at Ava Catholic
Mother: Father:    
Married: Spouse: died in 1889    
Children:  William G 3 other sons  
Other Persons: 19 grandchildren    
Other information came with parents to US 31 Dec 1832 to Charleston, SC moved to MD, then Franklin Co, PA, in 1848 to Perryville, MO 1872 moved to Ava, IL


Ward, Pleasant L Age:   donated by Debbie Ward McArdle
Born: 1807 Huntsville, AL Died: 17 Jan 1885 Buried: not listed  
Mother: Rosa Father: Jonathon Ward    
Married: 17 Sep 1838 IL Spouse: Maria A Ensminger (living)    
Children: 5 daughters (living) 2 sons (deceased)  
Other Persons:      
Other information Mason lodge #241 went to IN then came to IL Major in US Army in Mexican War
Other information Came to Carbondale in 1863 Became a Mason 13 May 1864  


Will, John B Age: 82-6-25 of Somerset twp  
Born: 1837 Maukine, Germany Died: 31 May 1925 Harrison Buried: Tower Grove Cemetery  
Mother: Father:    
Married: 1866 Spouse: Mary Wagner    
Children: Mrs. Kate Labotte of Marion Jacob at home Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford of Murphysboro
Children: Mrs. Anna Clayton of Marissa John F at home Mrs. Mary Smith of Murphysboro
Children: Mrs. Melinda Edwards of Harrison Mrs. Bertha Meyers of Percy Charles of Harrison
Children: Mrs. Nellie Qualls of Harrison    
Other Persons: 58 grandchildren 31 great grandchildren  
Other information came to Murphysboro in 1869 Civil War veteran in 24th IL Inf Odd Fellows Lodge


Will, Mary Age: 82 yrs of Harrison  
Born: 01 Jun 1847 Belleville, IL Died: 02 May 1930 Buried: Tower Grove Cemetery  
Mother: Father:    
Married: 08 Feb 1865 Spouse: John B Will (deceased)    
Children: Mrs. Kate LaBotte Jacob Will Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford
Children: Mrs. Anna Clayton John F Will Mrs. Mary Smith
Children: Mrs. Carolina Edwards Mrs. Berth Meyers Charles Will
Children Mrs. Nellie Zappy all children in St Louis  
Brothers: Charles Wagner of Murphysboro 1/2 brother Anthony Meyers of St Louis  
Sisters: Mrs. Ann Frank of St Louis Mrs. Caroline Wolfe of St Louis  
Other Persons:      
Other information died of apoplexy came to Harrison in 1870  


Will, Nora A Age: 81   donated by Susan Bench
Born: 21 Oct 1874 Somerset Twp, Jackson Co, IL Died: 08 Nov 1955 Murphysboro Buried: Zion in Somerset Twp  
Mother: Arah Bouscher Father: George G Will    
Married: Spouse:    
Brothers: Grants S of Murphysboro    
Sisters: Mrs. G R Huffman of Carbondale    
Other Persons:      
Other information      


Williams, Denton Archie Age: 82 of DeSoto  
Born: 22 Mar 1918 Ava, IL Died: 12 Jan 2001 DeSoto Buried:  
Mother: Bertha Lively Father: Denton H Williams    
Married: 15 Nov 1941 Hoyleton Spouse: Naoma Mae Bradley (d 13 Oct 1995)  
Children: Kevin & wife wife Robin of DeSoto Rita Diane (deceased)  
Brothers: Gale of Murphysboro Floyd, Raymond & Glenn (deceased)  
Sisters: Ruth Cottom of Galesburg    
Other Persons: grandchildren-Erin Ruth & Denton Lee Williams    
Other information retired businessman    


Williamson, Ida Age: 85 of Ava  
Born: 20 Feb 1880 Ava, IL Died: 01 May 1965 Murphysboro Buried: Evergreen in Ava  
Mother:  Clarissa Carr Father:  Haywood Smith    
Married: Spouse: Rolla E Williamson (d 14 Jun 1946)  
Children: Mrs. Florence Wiley of East Alton    
Brothers: 3 brothers deceased    
Sisters: 2 sister deceased    
Other Persons: grandson, Edward L Wiley of Tulsa, OK 4 great grandchildren  
Other information      


Wilson, Aaron Edward Age:    
Born: 03 May 1857 Jackson Co, IL Died: 24 Mar 1934 Jackson Co, IL Buried: Evergreen in Ava  
Mother: Margaret Mericle Father:  Wm P Wilson    
Married: 25 Jul 1878 Spouse:  Rachel Donalds    
Children: Wm Perry  (deceased) Mrs. Ruth Bilderback (deceased) John A of Ava
Children Harrison of Ava Mrs. Myrtle Korando of Ft Gage, IL Mrs. Golda Rodermund of Centerville, MS
Brothers: Abner Mericle of Cottonplant, AR Herman Cole of Ava  
Other Persons:   19 grandchildren 1 great grandchild
Other information Aaron one of 13 children    


Wilson, Clara Maud Age: 60    
Born:  16 Mar 1885 Died: 30 Sep 1946 Ava, IL Buried: Evergreen at Ava  
Mother: Chloie Cross Meyer Father:  John Polk Hicks    
Married: 29 Sep 1908 Springfield, IL Spouse: John Arthur Wilson (living)  
Children: Glenn G of Ava Mrs. Helen Killion of Ava Mrs. Dorothy Bunch of Ava
Children: Mrs. Virginia Vancil of E St Louis Mrs. Marjorie Shawcross of St Louis, MO Aaron Edward (died as infant)
Children: John Hicks (died as infant)    
Brothers: Walter Allen (deceased)    
Sisters: Mrs. Grace Grabe of St. Marys, MO Mrs. Minnie Tomlinson of Granite City Mrs. Ruth Bradley of Galesburg
˝ Sisters: Mrs. Etta Grizzell of Murphysboro Mrs. Margaret Anderson of Phoenix, AZ  
Other Persons: 10 grandchildren    
Other information teacher    


Wilson, Cornelius J Age: 84 of Campbell Hill  
Born: 08 Jun 1911 Died: 21 Jan 1996 Chester, IL Buried: Evergreen in Ava  
Mother: Harriet Downen Father: William Perry Wilson    
Married: Spouse:    
Brothers: Russell Aaron (deceased    
Sisters: Mrs. Rachel Carlton f Chester    
Other Persons:      
Other information retired farmer US Army WWII  


Wilson, John A Age: 81 of Ava, IL  
Born: 20 May 1883 Kinkaid Twp Died: 1964 E St Louis, IL Buried  
Mother: Rachel Donalds Father: Aaron E Wilson    
Married: 28 Sep 1908 Springfield Spouse:  Maude Hicks (d 29 Sep 1946)  
Children: Mrs. Helen Killon of Ava Mrs. Virginia Vancil of Collinsville Mrs. Marjorie Shawcross of St Louis
Children Mrs. Dorothy Bunch of Caseyville 3 sons deceased  
Brothers: 2 brothers deceased    
Sisters: Mrs. Myrtle Korando of Ava Mrs. Golda Rodermund of Portland, OR sister deceased
Other Persons: 18 Grandchildren 10 great grandchildren  
Other information      


Wilson, Rachel Hanna Age: 82-10-20    
Born: 22 Mar 1858 Died: Buried: Evergreen in Ava  
Mother: Julia Boone Father:  Moses Donalds    
Married: 25 Jul 1878 Spouse: Aaron Edward Wilson (deceased)  
Children: John A of Ava Harrison of Ava Mrs. Myrtle Korando of Ft Gage, IL
Children Mrs. Golda M Rodermund of Glendale, CA Wm Perry (deceased) Mrs. Ruth Bilderback (deceased)
Sisters: Mrs. Ellen D Staten of E St Louis Mrs. Nellie Dunhouse of Ava step sister, Mrs. Sarah J Jonas of Percy
Other Persons: grandfather Benningsen Boone 18 grandchildren 14 great grandchildren
Other information      


Wilson, Russell Aaron Age: 83    
Born: 31 Mar 1908 Murphysboro Died: 20 Feb 1992 Chester, IL Buried: Evergreen in Ava  
Mother: Harriet Downen Father:  Wm Perry Wilson    
Married: 05 Nov 1933 Spouse: Lura Alberta Vancil (d 25 Mar 1984)  
Brothers: Neal J of Chester    
Sisters: Mrs. Rachel Carlton of Chester    
Other Persons:      
Other information retire guard at Menard Prison    


Wilson, Sue R Age:    
Born: 18 Jan 1860 Randolph Co, IL Died: 18 May 1928 IL Buried: Evergreen in Ava  
Mother: Nancy Campbell Father: Wm Doty Malone    
Married:17 May 1877 Spouse:  Samuel H Wilson (d 22 Jan 1914)  
Children: Mrs. Grace Hatfield of Ava Mrs. Ethel Cupp of Ava  
Other Persons: grandson Kenneth Hatfield of Ava aunt Mrs. Fannie Lickliss of Maplewood, MO aunt Mrs. H B Steele of Sparta, IL
Other information      


Woodard, Opal E Age: 89    
Born: 10 Oct 1910 Ava, IL Died: 09 Jul 2000 Carbondale, IL Buried: Evergreen in Ava  
Mother: Lue Russell Father:  Fred W Higgerson    
Married: 03 May 1931 Spouse: Reba L Woodward (d 28 Dec 1960)  
Children: Darrel of Herrn, IL    
Brothers: Roy (deceased)    
Other Persons: niece Marilyn Fomato of Murfreesboro, TN great niece Renee Higgerson of Murfreesboro, TN sister in law Albertine Woodward of Murphysboro
Other Persons sister in law Imogene Woodward of Vergennes, IL friend Mary Slechticky  


Wright, Claude Age: 62    
Born: 01 Jan 1898 Jackson Co, IL Died: 18 Mar 1960 Carbondale, IL Buried: Pleasant Grove  
Mother: Mary Father: Isaac D Wright    
Married: 17 Oct 1924 Jackson Co, IL Spouse: Mary Ingram    
Children: Wm Edward of Addison    
Brothers: John I of Carbondale    
Sisters: Mrs. Srthur Brewer of Carbondale Mrs. Lula Brown of Baltimore, MD  
Other Persons: 2 grandchildren    
Other information dentist in Carbondale retired 14 Nov 1859 teacher in Makanda WWI


Wright, Laura May Age: 94    
Born: 18 Feb 1886 Wmson Co, IL Died: 28 Feb 1980 Buried: Evergreen in Makanda  
Mother: Emeline Hunnicutt Father: Benjamin Cannon    
Married: 21 Sep 1903 Herrin, IL Spouse: Wilson A Wright (d 20 Jun 1978)  
Children: Darrell of Flint, MI Charles of Sparta one son deceased
Brothers: 3 brothers deceased    
Sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Bubree of CA 4 sisters deceased  
Other Persons:      
Other information      


Wright, Robert Allen Age: 19    
Born: 24 May 1934 Died: 06 Jul 1953 Buried:  
Mother: Pauline Father: Floyd Wright    
Brothers: Dannie    
Sisters: Marilyn    
Grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Wilson Wright of Makanda Mrs. Ollie Blankenship of Herrin  
Uncles: Darrel Wright of Flint, MI Charlie Wright of Sparta Richard Blankenship of Cambria
Aunts: Genevieve Childers of St Louis, MO    
Other information drowned    


Wright, William I Age: 76 of 401 E College St, Carbondale  
Born: 11 Aug 1880 Makanda, IL Died: 05 Jun 1957 Buried: Oakland  
Mother: Father:    
Married: Spouse: Nettie    
Children: Robert of Carbondale Frank of Carbondale Arthur of Cape Girardeau, MO
Children: Mrs. Marie Coleman of Carbondale Mrs. Mildred Bradley of Chicago Mrs. Lucille Burkett of Effingham
Brothers: Wilson of Makanda    
Sisters: Mrs. Millie Reichert of Makanda Mrs. Edna Cannon of Carterville Mrs. Kate Purdy of Valier, IL
Other Persons: 10 grandchildren 3 great grandchildren  
Other information retired farmer    

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