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Obituaries and Notices of Death

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Source: Jasper County newspapers

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Gaffney, Thomas - Our community was shocked and saddened early last Friday morning by the announcement that Thomas Gaffney was dead. His death falls with crushing effect upon his poor aged father and mother who are his only survivors and who are almost heartbroken at the sudden demise of their only earthly pride and joy, he being the only son they bore whom they had the happiness to see grow to stalwart manhood. Thomas contracted a cold about four weeks ago which formed into lung fever which caused his death in spite of all that loving hearts and the best of medical care could do for him. His life was one of model habits, industry and saving, characterizing every act. He has been cut down in the prime of manhood. The icy hand of death has stilled a warm, brave and manly heart, and removed one whose prospects for a life of usefulnnes was bright and cheering..... Mar 4, 1891

Galbraith, Wm. - died Friday in Grove township, aged 80 years old. Feb. 15, 1893

Galloway, John Henry of near Bogota, b. 1881. Death reported 31 Oct 1944.

Galloway, Wm. - Feb. 20, 1884, 33 years old. Died at Poor Farm.

Gamble (nee Cravens), Betty d. in Ben Wheeler, TX - formerly of Bogota, age 25. Death reported 2 Feb 1945.

Gambriel, Sarah A. In 1851, settled in Smallwood township. Married Woodford Gambriel
who died in 1854. Children were John P. of Newton; Nancy Ann (was the first wife of A. A.
Hankins; died in 1873); David B. of Bogota; and Sanford B. of Benton, Illinois. Died near
Bogota at her son David's home on August 16, 1900. Aged 83 years, 10 months, and 6 days.
[Contributed by Source #4]

Garnier, Aeglea - age 1 yr 15 dys, 12 Oct. 1882

Garnier, [child] - The little child of Felix Garnier died Monday last and was buried in St. Marie Tuesday. N.P. Thursday, Nov. 12, 1874

Garnier, Francis - an old and respected citizen, was taken suddenly ill while visiting his daughter in Ste. Marie and died on the 30th ult. after an illness of 9 days. Mr. G. was 73 (or 78?) years old. Newton Press, Jan. 6, 1876

Garnier, Mrs. Jennie Babtisti - aged 83 years, 5 months and 16 days, departed this life at the residence of her son-in-law Louise Kinsel, yesterday at 10 a.m. Mrs. Garnier was a lady greatly beloved by everybody who knew her. She was one of the pioneers of the county and almost the last link of olden times with the present. She was born in France, coming to this country when a young woman, raising a large family of children several of whom are now living and among our leading citizens. Her remains were interred today in the Catholic cemetery after the impressive services at St. Thomas church by Rev. Father John Molitor. [The Newton Press, April 11, 1888]

Garrett, "Grandpa" - The death of Grandpa Garrett occured last week. He was very feeble. The principal cause was lung fever. Hunt City, Jan. 13, 1892

Garrett, Thomas - 72, a pioneer resident of Olney, passed away at the home of relatives in Indianapolis. He broke a bone and complications resulted which brought about his death, Sunday. Interment will be at Olney this afternoon. Mr. Garrett was well known in Jasper Co. - Newton Press, Tuesday, July 13, 1926

Garwood, Bertha A. - 96, of 1608 Moultrie St., Mattoon and formerly of Newton died at 7:55 p.m. Monday at the Mattoon Manor Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Schillings Funeral Home.
Mrs. Garwood was born Feb. 22, 1882 in Falmouth, a daughter of Marsh and Margaret Hunt. She was married to Tom Garwood, who preceded her in death. She is survived by two nieces, Clara Humbert of Modesto, Calif., and Mrs. Margaret Brooks of Mattoon. Mrs. Garwood was a charter member of the Free Methodist Church in Newton. [Charleston Daily Courier?] June 27, 1978

Garwood, Charles E. - d. very suddenly at his home near Parkersburg, Ill. Thursday and his remains were brought to this county for interment in the cemetery up on Slate Creek, west of Newton about 10 miles. He was b. and raised in Jasper co., and although eccentric, a bright, genial gentleman, when not under the influence of spirits, the use of which at times clouded his otherwise social and intellectual faculties. He was engaged in the business of sawing and shipping lumber. He made a trip to this city and was met by a great many of hs friends on the streets on the 3d inst. taking down with a congestive chill on the 7th. During his lifetime he was an ardent freethinker in religious matters and a zealous member of the Union Labor party. Peace to his ashes. Jan. 14, 1891

George, Mrs. Martha - wife of David George, died near Bogota last night. She leaves a husband and several children. Apr. 1, 1891

Gharst, Laura E. - d. in Terre Haute while visiting. She was b. in 1865. Death reported 8 Sep 1944

Gharst, Wm. A. - age 1 yr 7 mo 13 da, 23 Oct. 1882

Gibson, Cleo Avanell - was born April 6, 1926 in the city of Bogota, Jasper County, South Muddy Township, Illinois. Parents were William Gibson and Alta Elizabeth Pruet, both from Jasper County. Cleo died April 15, 1970 in El Paso, Texas, after a long struggle with kidney disease. She is survived by her lifelong husband, Durward A. Clark, of Russellville, Arkansas; three daughters, Margaret Leslie Clark Chester, Alta Udora Clark Raby and Linda Carol Clark; a granddaughter, Lori Udora Raby and two grandsons, Stephen Bruce Chester and Christopher Clark Chester.

Gibson, Mrs. Emily E. - died at her home in Fox township Nov. 27, aged 63 years, 10 mos. & 27 days. Her husband, Thos. Gibson and two or three children survive her. Dec. 24, 1890

Gibson, James W. - passed ??? to eternal rest at the family home on S. Van Buren St. Newton, 9:50 o'clock, Monday night, December 8, 1913, after an illness of several weeks. He was stricken with paralysis Nov. 28, and preceding this suffered with organic heart disease, which resulted in and was the direct cause of his death.
Deceased, who was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gibson (the father a native of Ireland, killed in the American army near Mexico City in a battle with the Mexicans) was born in Detroit, Mich., Oct. 26, 1845, and in 1861 moved to Illinois, locating in Olney and later in Jasper county, residing on what is now known as the Cummins farm two miles south of this city in Smallwood township, and in 1863 came with his uncle, Major Isaac Gibson, to Newton, where he has resided continuously ever since, except during the time that he served as a soldier in the Union army during the Civil war.
Judge Gibson attended the public schools of Newton and completed his education at home of nights; was a teacher during the period in which he was studying law; and in 1865, engaged in the practice of the legal profession with Major Gibson, continuing the same with other partners without interrupting until his health failed about Sept. 1, 1913. He served two terms as county judge and was a trustee of the Lincoln asylum under Governor Yates.
He was a man of great ability, a profound student and thinker, polished and forceful orator and one of the widest and most comprehensive readers we have ever known, his knowledge of subjects and events covering a scope and area that few people enjoy. As a conversationalist his versatility was remarkable, and to be in his presence when in the mood to talk was a genuine pleasure. Withal he was a most genial companionable gentleman.
Surviving are his faithful, loving wife, daughter Miss Lela; daughter-in-law and grand-children Mrs. Ralph (Dora) Gibson and daughters Marie and Eleanor and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but it is expected that the services will be held at the residence, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 10, in charge of Rev. Geo. A. Pflug, paster of the Presbyterian church of Newton, the casket to be closed at 1:30 and the ceremonies to begin at 2 o'clock, with interment at Riverside. [Newton Press, quoted in the Ste. Marie Tribune December 12, 1913.]

Newton - Former Judge James W. Gibson, 68, a Union veteran of the Civil war, twice elected county judge of Jasper county and widely known throughout southern Illinois as an attorney, died of heart disease. He formerly was connected with the Newton Press as one of its publishers. During the administration of Gov. Richard Yates he was president of the managing board of trustees of the Lincoln asylum. Ste. Marie Tribune, December 12, 1913


Gibson, Jas. Wm. - Smallwood township. Newton Press, Wed. Feb. 22, 1882

Gideon, G. Marshall - Dec. 22. Newton Press, Jan. 23, 1889

Gifford, ? - O.T. Gifford's little boy died in Hunt City the 27th inst. of lung fever. As he was their only child, he will be sorely missed. The parents have the sympathy of all. Yale, Newton Press, February 1, 1888

Gifford, Levi - of Granville tp, died Tuesday at 2 o'clock, p.m. of lung fever. Mar. 8, 1877

Gifford , Mrs. W.A. - of Yale passed away Saturday, when about 85 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Gifford have been prominently identifed with the growth and development of Grandville township, Jasper county, and have lived together in married life more than 68 years. Three children are living - Oliver T. Gifford, Mrs. John Farley of Grandville township and Mrs. Henry L. Merrick of Boyle, Miss. Burial Monday, December 27 [1927]. Tuesday, January 4, 1927

Gill, Geo. - an old and respected citizen of Ste. Marie, aged about 40 years, departed this life at the American House, in this place, of about 9 o'clock a.m. Sunday last, after a brief illness. Mr. G. had been summoned before the Jasper County Court as a witness, and while there took sick and died as above. Mr. G. was loved and respected by all who knew him and his loss will be greatly felt by the citizens of St. Marie. His remains were interred in the Ste. Marie cemetery on Monday. Thursday, May 27, 1875

Gillespie, Geo. S. (Wednesday, August 26, 1896), born in April 1834 in County Down Ireland, and came to US in 1852. Joined Presbyterian Church when 17 years old. Married Eliza in 1853 in Madison, Indiana. Had five boys and five girls. Came to South Muddy Township in 1876. Moved to Ingraham in March. Died July 29, 1896. [Contributed by Source #4]

Gillespie, ---- A little child of L.M. gillespie, aged about two years, died Tuesday last. Mr. G. lives on the Adams farm, southeast of Newton. Oct. 19, 1876

Girhard, Mrs. - The wife of Adam Girhard, of this place, died of milksickness, on Sunday morning last. Her remains were intered in the Plainfield burial ground, on Monday. Death reported Oct. 22, 1874 October 29, 1874: "The wife of Mr. A. Girhard was buried 3 miles east of Greenup, not at the Plainfield burial ground as we stated last week."

Glines, Edward Franklin of CA, formerly of Yale, age 58. Death reported 16 Jan 1945.

Goben, Jasper O. - died March 23, [1917]; age 63 yrs, 21 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Goble, [Child] - Died on yesterday, June 3d [1874], at 9 o'clock, A.M., of scarlet fever, a little child of A.E. and Sarah Goble. N.P.. June 4, 1874

Goble, Mrs. A. E. - The wife of A.E. Goble died at her residence Friday morning last of consumption. Her husband and two small children survive. Thursday, October 22, 1874

Goeppner, Joseph - died at 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 1882. Born February 3, 184(8? Ink spot on newspaper) in Ste. Marie. Married to Sophia Litzelmann of Newton on September 10, 1872. (Wednesday, November 29, 1882)
[Contributed by Source #4]

Goeppner, Mary Anna - a bright and pretty little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Goeppner, died at their home, at 20 minutes past 6 o'clock, on Monday evening last, of croup, aged 2 years lacking six days. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in their sad afliction. July 6, 1876

Gongloff, Charlie - about 18 years old, died in Ste Marie at his father's residence, of bronchitis. Newton Press, May 20, 1875

Goodwin, Dr. A.J., formerly of Rose Hill, died at Union Center, Cumberland county, last week. Newton Press, Feb. 4, 1891

Gorman, James - a brick mason who was working on Frank Kibler's home, drank 4 bottles of whiskey, then went swimming in Mint Creek. He drowned in 8 inches of water. Friday, July 23, 1876

Gorrell, John - 75 years, 11 months and 26 days, March 12, Smallwood. June 12, 1889

Gorrell, Mrs. Martha - aged 73 years, 6 months, Smallwood Township on July 22, 1889. August 14, 1889

Gosnell, Mrs. - Canada Gosnell's wife died and was interred in Goss cemetery. Seven children survive. March 1, 1893

Gosnell, Grace - Died January 15, 1927. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gosnell of Rose Hill. Married Daniel Lee Kintner of Oblong. January 18, 1927

Gosnell, Mary - Born to Richard and Mary Gosnell, a boy. At the death of Mrs. Gosnell, Joseph Spitzer and wife adopted the child. Newton Press, March 13, 1889

Gosnell, Peter G.: a well-to-do farmer living southwest of Rose Hill, departed this life, Feb. 9, 1917, after a lingering illness of sometime, aged 69 years, 7 months and 25 days. He leaves one son, four daughters, several grandchildren and a number of other relatives to mourn.  He did much to up-build the community and was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.  Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Noah Bunton, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. after which the remains were laid away to rest in the Songer cemetery to await the morning of the resurrection. February 23, 1917 - Newton Press.

Gosnell, Mrs. Richard: died Saturday and was laid to rest in a cemetery northwest of Newton, Sunday. Mrs. Gosnell was a lady highly respected.  Her husband died last fall from what was believed to be milk sickness. February 20, 1917 - Newton Press

Gosnell, Mrs. Richard: Rosetta Alma Strole was born near Gila, IL., July 1, 1872 and departed this life, Feb. 16, 1917, age 44 years, 7 months and 15 days.  Early in life she united with the U.B. church at Kern and lived a consistent Christian until death. On April 9, 1890, she was married to R.O. Gosnell who preceded her to the grave.  She leaves seven children, Mrs. Addie Mitchell, Mrs. Ethel Coverstone, Mrs. Lissie Adkins, Leo, Okel, Gladys and Harold Gosnell.  Also four grandchildren.  One grandchild dying in infancy.  She also leaves seven brothers and sisters, five half-brothers and sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her demise.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 10:30 at the Mt. Zion U.B. church by Rev. Pritchard of Wheeler.  She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Kibler cemetery near by.
February 23, 1917 - Newton Press

Gosnell, Richard O. - died October 11, 1916; age 50 years, 3 months, 10 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Gowin, Sattie - aged 6 yrs, 1 mo and 21 days, January 6, Smallwood twp. Newton Press, Feb. 5, 1890

Graham, Rebecca (Friday, February 2, 1900), died on January 22, 1900, at her home near Gila. Married to Thomas Graham and were pioneers of Jasper county. She had had paralysis "for some time". 10 children and 24 grandchildren survived her. Member of M.E. Church. Aged 74 years, 4 months, and 17 days. Buried in Fairfield Cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]

Gray, Sarah Jane (Wednesday, February 25, 1880), Died on the 11th in her Willow Hill home. Daughter of Rawley and Ellen Wright. Wife of Elder Daniel Gray. Ill for almost two years; in her 39th year. Husband and four children survived her.
[Contributed by Source #4]

Green, Crat, aged 17, was drowned in the Embarras river near Toledo last week. He was a son of ex-Sheriff H.W. Green, of Cumberland County. July 24, 1889

Green, Isaiah - b. in Jefferson co., IN, January 18, 1849 and departed this life at the home of his daughter in Newton, August 16, [1926] aged 77 years, 6 months and 28 days. He came to Illinois when yet a young man and grew up near the village of Watson in Effingham county. He was married to Elizabeth Hardy on August 15, 1868 and to this union were born nine children, viz: Willie, Christalenia, John, Nora, Fred, Ambrace, Janie, Grover and Wiley. The children all lived to reach manhood and womanhood, yet seven of them and their mother preceded Mr. Green in death. Surviving are Mrs. W.G. (Christalenia) Tate of Newton and John Green of West Liberty. There also survive one brother, John Green of Urbana, sister, Mrs. Walter Lancaster of Newton, half-brother, Dillard Green of Canada, two half-sisters, Mrs. Abi McCormick and mrs. Delphi Clagg, fifteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends... member of the Baptist church...Funeral services were conducted at the Bogota Baptist church, Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. Phillips of near Sailor Springs. Interment was at the Tate cemetery.

Green, Jeremiah (Wednesday, Mar. 19, 1879), encephalitis, Ste. Marie. Aged 65 years. Died Dec. 11, 1878. [Contributed by Source #4]

Green, John H. - Wade Twp., Newton Press, Jan. 18, 1882

Green, Iva- infant, July 14 - Newton Press, September 17, 1887

Green, Ivy: Bogota - Died Thursday morning, Ivy, little daughter of John and Lizzie Green. She was interred in the Hawkins cemetery Friday. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community. Newton Press, July 20, 1887

Green, Mrs. Elizabeth - died February 22, aged 69 yrs 7 mo 13 da. Born in Garrard Co., KY; united with the Missionary Baptist Church early in life, and lived as a Christian lady. She leaves a husband and seven children to mourn the loss of a wife and mother. Peace to her memory. ..........A Friend. Newton Press, March 26, 1884 (contrib. by Source #28)

Green, Michael - a warm-hearted Hibernian who lived in North Muddy township died on Thursday night after a protracted illness. Mr. Green had a host of friends who will regret to learn of his death. He left a wife and three or four children. Newton Press, February 22, 1888

Gregor, August - died July 11, [1917]; age 67 yrs, 10 mos, 3 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Gregory, Elizabeth - Daughter of Wm. & Rebecca Woodward of "Virginia stock". Born on March 29, 1817 one mile north of Williamstown, Kentucky. Married in 1840 to Jesse Gregory of Williamstown who died 21 years later. Had 10 children; Mrs. J. S. Clark, Mrs. T. F. McKean, Mrs. John Clagg, Mrs. Frank Ward, and Miss Ruth Gregory survived her. Was in her 83rd year. In 1866 joined the Missionary Church. Buried in Kedron cemetery. (Tuesday, December 12, 1899) [Contributed by Source #4]

Gregory, Elizabeth - died Sep. 28, 1916; age 65 yrs, 7 mos, 12 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Gregory, William - A young man by the name of Wm. Gregory, who lived a few miles southwest of town, died yesterday at about ? o'clock a.m. of brain fever. Newton Press, August 19, 1875

Gregory, ? - A little daughter of Mr. Tean Gregory, of this vicinity died of congestive fever on the 30th ult., after an illness of two days duration. N.P., January 6, 1876

Grier, ? - A daughter of Mr. Grier, living in Smallwood Township, died on Sunday last, after a brief illness. May 13, 1875

Griffy - A small child of Ab Griffy's died of croup Sunday week and was buried Monday at the Mound Cemetery. Newton Press, 1883. [contrib. by Source #28]

Griffing, Eunice (Wednesday, July 28, 1897), Died on July 19, 1897 at her sister's (Mrs. Mary McCoy) home. One of 11 children; her sister Mrs. Hannah McCoy and Mrs. Mary McCoy cared for her the past two years. On January 25, 1868 baptized in the Christian or New Light Church. Born on March 3, 1850 in Jasper county, Illinois. Never married. Was a schoolteacher for several terms. [Contributed by Source #4]

Grove, Mrs. Daniel - d. Sunday in North Muddy twp. She leaves a husband and five children. Sister of Mrs. J.W. Honey. Newton Press, Feb. 11, 1891


Grove, Margaret Catherine (nee Swick) was born in Ohio, August 14, 1835, and died at Rose Hill, Illinois, October 13, 1920, aged 85 years, 2 months, and 1 day. March 24, 1853, she was united in marriage to James Grove. To them were born Ada Ortman, J.L. Grove and Alice Glasener of Rose Hill, and May Melton, deceased. Mrs. Grove buried her husband just 39 years ago. Besides the three children living, there are five grand-children, thirteen great-grand-children, and one great-great -grand-child. There are living three brothers and one sister; Lewis Swick, William Swick, Joseph Swick and Emeline McIlwaine. She was a Universalist in faith. Funeral services were conducted, Sunday morning, October 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Glasener, by Rev. E.W.Minor of Hutsonville, interment occurring in the Swick cemetery. [Contrib. by Source #28]

Grove, Michael (Wednesday, February 22, 1882), called "Uncle Mike". Early settler of Jasper county; lived there more than 50 years. Died at about 4 p.m. 6 miles northwest of Newton at his home. Had pneumonia. Aged 86 years.
[Contributed by Source #4]

Grove, Mrs. L. (September 20, 1877), aged 79 years, Smallwood Township, died last week. Mother of Garrison, D__ and Jessey Grove of Jasper county.
[Contributed by Source #4]

Groves, Mrs. S. A. - died on June 4, 1874, at 10 o'clock p.m. of congestion of the stomach, wife of Garrison Groves. She leaves a husband, 9 children and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her demise. She has been a faithful member of the Christian church for many years, and was loved and respected by all. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. W.Tate, assisted by Rev. Wiley Honey, and was listened to by a large and attentive audience. After which her remains were taken to the grave yard near Wm. Tate's and interred, there to await the resurrection morn. FAREWELL DEAR MOTHER AND FAITHFUL FRIEND, MY LOVED COMPANION, FARE YOU WELL. NO MORE OUR WANTS YOU WILL ATTEND, FOR YOU OUR HEARTS WITH GRIEF DOTH SWELL. The bereaved family has the sympathies of the entire community in which they live. N.H.J. (June 18, 1874)

Grubb, Walter Robert of Noble. Death reported 21 Nov 1944.

Grubbs, Mrs. Lucinda - died on Sunday the 22nd and was buried on Monday at the Swick Cemetery. 33 years. She left a husband and one child to mourn her demise with many friends. Hidalgo, Newton Press, February 1, 1888

Guess, Mrs. Geo. W. - of Fox township, died Sunday. Newton Press, March 29, 1893

Gunn, Zina S. - of Rose Hill, Ill. His body was brought here [Olney] for interment, the funeral taking place from the M.E. church on Friday afternoon and was largely attended. The deceased was a brother of John H. Gunn of our city [Olney] and born in Wabash county, Ill. in 1837, moving to this city in 1856, where he did business for many years. Meeting with reverses he moved to Rose Hill where he succeeded in recovering his losses. He was married to Mary Marney in this city, who survives him, as do four sons and two daughters. He was a man well respected by all who knew him. Olney Times. Newton Press, April 30, 1890

Gustin, Asa J. - of Fox Twp., Newton Press, Aug. 24 - Sep. 7, 1881

Gustin, Mrs. Eliza - died at Monmouth, ILL., June 29 [1891]. She leaves a husband and 4 children. Newton Press, July 15, 1891

Hahn, Charlie, little son of Theodore Hahn and wife, of Fox township, died Saturday and was buried at Ste. Marie. The child lacked but a few days of being six months old. The Newton Press, July 22, 1897 - [Contributed by Source #33]

Hahn, Clarence - infant, died July 31, 1888. Reported Newton Press, Sept. 5, 1888

Hall, D.T. Rev. - died Jan. 24, [1917]; age 76 yrs, 4 mos, 2 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Hall, Harold Lewis - son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Hall of Oblong, d. May 19, aged 23 years and 24 days. He is survived by two brothers, Ger- (sic) and Kenneth Hall of Yale. At the time of his death he was a resident of Olney. Friday, May 27, 1927

(NEW!) Hall, Juliet Winifred, aged 9y, d. of congestive chill, Saturday, 25 June 1853, in Newton, Ill. She was the granddaughter of Robert C. and Mary Jones. Survived by her widowed mother, sister. (Central Christian Advocate, 8 July 1853, p. 107, submitted by K. Torp)

Hall, William Cyrus - b. 24 Jan 1841 in Jefferson County, Indiana; d. 12 Jul 1922 Willow Hill, Jasper Co. IL. Served as a Corporal in the 136th Regiment under Captain James St. Clair. [Contributed by Source #67]

Halley, Infant - child of of John H. Halley, died Friday last. Newton Press, Nov. 30, 1876

Hamilton, Clara A., 53 yrs., 5 mos., 6 dys., August 4, 1888

Hamilton, Lucille M., 92, of Springfield, formerly of Willow Hill, died at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 3, 1999) at Newton Rest Haven.

Hammer, Amanda - wife of Wm. Hammer of Greenup, died at the residence of her father near Sailor Springs, Wednesday. She had been ill for several months. She leaves a husband, two children and two or three step-children to mourn her death. October 9, 1889

Hammond, James - drowned Saturday. He was of Irish descent and was 22 years old. He was taken from the Vincennes Orphan Asylum 12 years ago by Edward Ryan, now deceased of St. Marie twp. He was buried in St. Marie on Tuesday. Thursday, March 4, 1875

Handley, Jack , age 11, son of M/M Coy Handley of Casey. Newton Press, 18 July 1944

Hankins, Ada C. - Smallwood Twp. 1882 [N.P., contrib. by Source #28]

Hankins, Avery - The remains of Avery Hankins came in from Villa Grove, Wednesday, where his death occurred, and were taken to Smallwood Township for interment, Thursday. Deceased was a Civil war veteran. He resided near Bogota for many years and was a highly respected citizen. A Grand Army Post and a cemetery were named after him, both located in the vicinity of his former home. The Newton Press, March 26, 1920 - [Contributed by Source #33]

Hanks, Uncle Jimmie, who split rails with Abraham Lincoln, died at Decatur Monday. Newton Press, July 3, 1889

Hanns, Mrs - wife of A. Hanns, died at her residence on the 24th ult. after a short illness, March 4, 1870

Hargan, William H. of North Muddy Twp. - death reported in the Newton Press, April 1882 (contrib. Source #28)

Harker, Ollie Jones - Died at the residence of Kenison Harker in Crooked Creek township, Jasper county, Illinois, near Rose Hill, Ollie Jones Harker, on the 28th. day of August, 1888, of consumption. The subject of this memoir was born in Jasper county, October 13th., 1869, daughter of Marion and Mabel A. Jones and was married to Geo. W. Harker, September 3, 1880; there was born to them one child, a daughter now over one year old. Ollie was buried in the Hunt graveyard with appropriate ceremonies; the funeral services were deferred until sometime in the future. Deceased was a kind and generous sister, a dutiful daughter, an affectionate wife, and a loving mother. She was kind and generous to all, had no harm to say of anybody, and was forgiving and charitable. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and especially by her brothers and sisters of the Universalist church of Rose Hill, of which she was a worthy member. Before her death she expressed her willingness to leave this mundane sphere to join the better company above and died in a firm belief and unshaken faith in the final holiness and consequent happiness of all of God's sentient creatures. Ollie can not come to us, but we can go to her. Then let us not live as those who have no hope, but look forward with fond anticipation to the final meeting above where there shall be no more sorrow, no more parting, no more tears, no more suffering, but where all is joy and peace and God will be all to all. Sept. 5, 1888

Harker, Paul G. - died in Chicago. He was born in 1899. Newton Press, 8 Sep 1944

Harlow, Martha, 58 years and 4 days, Aug. 30. Newton Press, Oct. 19, 1887

Harmon, Adaline (Wed., Mar. 19, 1879), chronic bronchitis, Smallwood Township. Aged 286, 5m, 9d. Died February 26th. [Contributed by Source #4]

Harmon, Private Albert Harold - d. in France in November of 1918.

Harned, Wm. C. - died Feb. 10, [1917]; age 74 yrs, 2 mos, 15 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Harper, Anna E. - died Jan. 10, [1917]; age 64 yrs, 7 mos, 5 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Harper, Stella - dau. of Mr. Geo. W. Harper of the Robinson Argus, died last week. Feb. 4, 1891

Harrah, Frank (Friday, March 16, 1900), died Monday at his home in Grove Township. Lived in Jasper county for over 50 years. Children included four lawyers: Rufus C., master-in-chancery of Effingham county; John P., county judge of Coles county; Daniel of Mattoon; and Benjamin F., a law clerk in the Treasury Department in Washington. Other children were Richard, and Mrs. P. D. (Alice) Kibler, and Clara, of Grove Township; and Mrs. Gilbert Reisner of Franklin county. [Contributed by Source #4]

Harrah, I.V. - aged 37 years and 15 days, died at the residence of his brother in law, Samuel Wilson, in Effingham county, Monday, March 11. Deceased was a married man, his wife surviving him. He was a son of Frank Harrah, of Grove township and a brother of B.F. Harrah, of this city. He formerly taught school and was postmaster of Montrose for several years. March 20, 1889

Harrah, Mrs. Kittie (nee Reisner) - died last Thursday near Falmouth. Deceased was the wife of Daniel Harrah and a lady universally esteemed. January 9, 1889

Harrah, Permelia - died in Grove twp on March 4 [1893]. She was the wife of Daniel F. Harrah, and the daughter of Isaiah and Tillitha Vermillion. She was born in Putnam Co., IN on June 20, 1827, marrying on Oct 13, 1845 in Indiana. They had eleven children, 3 of them preceding her in death. She was the mother of Judge B.F., R.C., M.P., Daniel, Richard and Clara Harrah, Mrs. P.D. Kibler and Mrs. Gilbert Reisner.

Harris, Alderson - aged about 69 years old. Granville township. Death reported Thursday June 10 ,1875

Harris, Amos - an aged citizen of Granville township died on Monday. Deceased was over 70 years old and had been confined to his room and bed for seven years. His sufferings are now ended. Newton Press, September 4, 1889

Harris, Andrew J. of Oblong, age 80. Death reported 20 Feb 1945.

Harris, Ed A. - former resident of Newton, died at Dayton, Wash., Jan. 10, after having his arm amputated, a result of erysipelas. He was cared for and buried by the G.A.R. Mr. Harris was a bricklayer and lived here for several years before going to the Pacific coast, and was a well known and respected citizen. Jan. 27, 1892

Harris, Elijah, 51 yrs., March 8, 1888

Harris, Joe - a brother of Capt. B.W. Harris of this townshp, is dying in Olney. Wed. April 18, 1883

Harris, Mary F. - born March 9, 1862 and departed this life on January 3, 1927 at 12:25 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dallas W. Woodard, where she had resided for some time, aged 64 yrs, 9 mos and 24 days. Miss Mary F. Cordary was united in marriage to George W. Harris at Newton on June 20, 1882. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1928. To them were born ten children, three of whom, Urban, Bertha and Catherine preceded her in death. Surviving are Mrs. Frank (Mabel) Smith of Mattoon; Mrs. Dallas (Lora) Woodard of Newton, John A. Harris of Urbana; Mrs. Roy (Mary ) Levitt of Effingham; Joe Harris of Newton and Mrs. Morris (Loyola) Hoop of Gary, Ind.; fourteen grandchildren; two brothers, Julius Cordary of Newton and Leo Cordary of Homer, N.Y; sister, Mrs. Edward (Agnes) Harris of Cortland N.Y. and many other relatives. Services will be Wednesday morning at St. Thomas Catholic church with interment at Mount Calvary cemetery. Tuesday, Jan 4, 1927

Harris, Melinda B. - aged 70 yrs, 9 mos and 27 days, July 22. Newton Press, August 10, 1887

Harris, Mrs. William: living 4 miles north of this city, died at the family residence, Saturday after a lingering illness. After impressive funeral services, the remains were laid to rest at the Chapel cemetery, west of Falmouth, Monday. The Newton Press, July 11, 1905 [Contributed by Source #5]

Harris, Raleigh - a minor son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris of Newton, died at the St. Charles Reform School for Boys, this week. The remains were sent home and laid to rest yesterday. The lad was sent away a few days ago. His ailment is understood to have been influenza. Dec. 13, 1918

Harris, Robert S. - aged 78 years, died at Wheeler, Wednesday. Deceased leaves surviving a wife, children by a former marriage, and many relatives. Newton Press, 1903

Harris, Sarah - We neglected last week to notice the death of Mrs. Sarah Harris, wife of our friend Dr. John B. Harris, who died at LaCygneks. Mar. 20, 1874

Harris, William -
The announcement of the death of William Harris of near Falmouth, which occurred Sunday at 10:45 a.m. of Tuberculosis, was a shock to our people.  Mr. Harris had been sick for some time.  His age was 38 years, 11 months and 13 days. His wife, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Hunt, passed away 4 years ago.  To their union, seven children were born, two dying in infancy and five are left to mourn:  Murry 17, Charlie 15, Daisy 14, Toney 12 and Bert 7, besides he leaves a mother and stepfather B.L. Foltz; half brothers and sisters.  Andrew Foltz, Clarance, Eddie, Roy, Ethel and Mrs. Linnie (Foltz) Davidson and numerous other relatives. The remains were taken to Chapel Church, where scripture was read with song and prayer by Mr. Jerry Dunn. The Newton Press, December 10, 1909 [Contributed by Source #5]

HARRIS, W.H. ......Resolutions of Respect, adopted by Ella Miller Camp 1293, Royal Neighbors of America, Bogota, Illinois. Whereas, the angel of death has entered our camp and taken from our midst on November 4, 1902, our beloved friend and neighbor, W.H. Harris. Resolved, that while the wife, children and friends mourn the loss of a devoted husband, loving father and a true friend, we mourn a worthy neighbor. Resolved, that we extend to the bereaved family our deepest sympathy and point them to him who is ever able to uphold and comfort them in their hour of sorrow. Resolved, that our charter be draped in mouring for thirty days and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, and to the county and Royal Neighbors papers for publication. (contrib. by Source #28)

Harris, William of Yale, age 87. Death reported 12 Sep 1944

Harrison, Maria, 70 yrs., 3 mos., 12 dys., August 4, 1888

Harrison, Martha Isabel - of West Liberty, reported Dec. 7, 1881 [Contributed by Source #28]

Harter, Samantha - St. Marie. Death reported Dec. 28, 1892

Hartrick, Mrs. Eugene - died at Ste. Marie yesterday morning from plero-pneumonia. She leaves a devoted husband, ex-sheriff Hartrick, two children, one an infant, a number of relatives and a large circle of sorrowing friends. Newton Press, February 22, 1888

Hauser, William - of Newton died Monday night at age 67. He was born in Ste Marie. Survivors include his wife and daughter, Mrs. Eulalia Yelvington. Dec. 21, 1926

Hays, Cora A. - of Crooked Creek Twp., Newton Press, Aug 10 - Aug 17, 1881

Hayes, Mrs. Elizabeth - aged 70, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W.L. Bridges, Monday, after a brief illness, but of bad general health for several years. Her remains were interred in the Newton cemetery yesterday, after funeral services by Rev. J.F. Martin, Presbyterian minister, and were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. Mrs. Hayes was the mother of Mrs. Bridges, Mrs. J.H. Maxwell and grandmother of Mrs. C.H. Albright.
N.P. obit, May 13, 1891

Hayes, Hugh - DRAGGED TO DEATH.....FATAL ACCIDENT IN HORSEBACK RIDING. Hugh, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hayes of near Shelbyville, was dragged to death at Hidalgo, Sunday, while out riding. Hugh and brother, the latter older, mounted a horse. To keep the younger lad on, his feet were tied together. The animal started to run, the elder of the boys falling off, while Hugh slid under the horse's body,between it's fore and hind legs, receiving many terrible kicks and knocks in a race of several hundred yards, his ---------- the ground and bumping against objects until he was dead. When released from his position, life was extinct and the girth or strap that held him had to be cut. He was a bloody mass of flesh and bones. Mr.and Mrs. Hayes and children were visiting her mother, Mrs. Willis Torbit, after attending the funeral of Mr. Torbit. Nov. 16, 1906 (Contrib. by Source #28)

Hays, John Collins:"Last Surviving Civil War Veteran in Jasper County Passes Away at Newton, Saturday"
Mr. Hays died quietly at his home in Newton about 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks.  His health had been good up until that point.  He was buried in Riverside cemetery after being given a military funeral.  The casket was carried on an artillery caisson and drawn by two white horses from his home to Grace Methodist Church and then on to the cemetery, preceded by the American flag and the post standards.  Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers included:  David Arms, Henry Earnest, James A. Eaton, Arnold Flori, O.A. Higgins, W.F. Johnson, William Needham, Robert L. Powell, J.F. Sims and J.Q. Vanderhoof - all of whom were Spanish War veterans.  Members of the American Legion, Boys Scouts and others followed. John Hays was born in Switzerland, Madison County, Indiana, June 28, 1844, a son of Louis and Mary Jane Hays.  He enlisted in Company D, 93rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry in 1862.  His regiment was a part of General Ulysses Grant's command, taking part in the battles around Vicksburg and Tupelo, Mississippi, Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga near Chattanooga, Tenn.  At one time in the battle of Vicksburg, he was under fire for 47 days. After the surrender of Vicksburg, he was ordered to Arkansas for a time, then on to Memphis, after which he was mustered out in August 1865.  He then came to Illinois where he married Miss Ada Woodall on October 6, 1880.  Moving to Wheeler, they lived in a log cabin until he built the first house of the village.  He was a blacksmith and wagonmaker during his life, moving to Newton in 1911 after he retired.  He was an active member of the Jacob E. Reed post, Grand Army of the Republic until it disbanded on Armistice day three years ago with only 3 members surviving.
He is survived by his wife and 4 sons, Harvey Hays of Newton, Arthur Hays of Muskegon, Michigan and Walter and Harry Hays of St. Louis.  Also, 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive. "With the death of Mr. Hays, the last connecting link with the war to preserve the Union was severed locally.  Where at the turn of this century, several hundred turned out for the soldiers' reunions at the fairgrounds at Newton, advancing age slowly thinned the ranks until first only three, then two, and finally one survivor was left.  And now he too has passed on."
[Contributed by Source #6]  Originally published 14 March 1939 in The Newton Press. This is an excerpt.

Hayes, Mrs. - living in Crooked Creek township, died Monday night last. We are unable to give further particulars. Thursday, Nov. 25, 1875

Hazelton, Helena V. - - died Sept. 1, 1916 or 1917; age 55 yrs, 11 mos, 5 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Heady, Pvt. Maurice d. of wounds received in Normandy. b. 1907. Death reported 17 Oct 1944

Heady, Robert - of Smallwood Twp, Newton Press, Aug. 17 - Aug. 24, 1881 [contrib. by Source #28]

Heidlage, Isadora d. in Momence - fmrly of West Liberty, age 86. Death reported 6 Mar 1945

Hemrich, Oswald - d. of a heart attack in Chicago, formerly of Jasper, age 45. Death reported 17 Nov 1944.

Henderson, George - a very promising young man of North Muddy Tp., died on the 20th inst. Feb. 24, 1876

Henderson, Herbert Ray - Death Comes to Mr. Henderson....69, 467 East Morgan street, a retired Jasper county farmer, died at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 1969, at Carle Foundation hospital in Urbana. He had been hospitalized for about a week, but had been in poor health for a number of years suffering from a pulmonary disease, to which his death was attributed.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Seessengood-Marshall chapel, with Rev. Jesse Kindred officiating. Burial was in Wheeler cemetery.
Mr. Henderson was born April 28, 1899, near Wheeler, a son of William and Stella (Varvil) Henderson. He married Viva Welker June 23, 1919, and she preceded him in death in 1952. In 1955 he married Mabel Hamilton, who preceded him in 1966. Mr. Henderson leaves sons Paul Henderson of Urbana and William Henderson of Champaign; a daughter, Mrs. Janice Robinson of Tolono; a sister, Mrs. Irma Chronic of Mattoon; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A daughter, Lois, preceded him in death. [Newton Press Mentor, April 1969 - Contributed by Source #33]

Henderson, Wm. H. - was born near Bedford, Ind., May 12, 1828, and died near Wheeler, Ill., Jan. 7, 1901, aged 73 years, 7 months, 25 days. He was married to Elizabeth Hoopingarner, Nov. 21, 1850. Six children were born to this union, three of whom survive, James S. and William B. of Jasper county, and John of Coles county.
The family moved about 1865 from Indiana to Bond Co., Ill., where they lived four years, since which they have lived in Jasper county. For about forty-five years the subject of this sketch lived as a Christian, being a member of the M. E. church. The neighborhood, the church, and the family have lost a faithful friend. But our loss is his gain. In he absence of the pastor, Rev. H. J. Mussleman, services were conducted by the writer. L. H. Cooly The Newton Press, January 11, 1901 [contributed by Source #33]

Hendry, Charlotte F. - of Fox Twp. Newton Press, Aug. 24 - Sep. 7, 1881 [contrib. by Source #28]

Hendry, Mariah Z. - died Feb. 1, [1917]; age 70 yrs, 4 mos, 17 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Henry, J.E. - infant March 22. Newton Press, May 9, 1888

Hesler, Martha - wife of John, died Monday last with puerperal fever in North Muddy Township. Left husband and a large family of children. [Contributed by Source #4] (Thursday, July 12, 1877)

Hesler, Mrs. - The wife of John Hesler, living in St. Marie Township, died this (Thursday [sic]) morning of puerperal fever. Dec. 16, 1875

Hester, Infant child of Jerry Hester of South Muddy died Saturday night. July 3, 1889

Hickman, Forrest M. - former resident of Newton where he was a proprietor of a furniture store, was killed in a hunting accident Monday at Barberton, Ohio. Newton Press, Nov. 22, 1917

Hicks, Charles Ellis

Hicks, Della - South Muddy twp. Death reported Dec. 28, 1892

Hicks, Doshia

Hicks, Ellis (Jr.)

Called to Rose Hill by Death of Ellis Hicks.
Mr and. Mrs. B.R. Smith and Ben Wilson were called to Rose Hill Friday by the death of Ellis Hicks, a justice of the peace of that village.  The funeral was held this morning at 11 o'clock at the family home and interment will be made in the Hicks cemetery, near that place. [Journal Gazette (Mattoon, IL) 19 Oct 1912]


HICKS, Elizabeth (nee Clark) .....TRAVERSE CITY - On Jan. 24, 2002, Elizabeth Clark Hicks, 93, of Traverse City, formerly of Newton, Ill., and Webster Groves, Mo., died peacefully as she slept in her Hope Village home.
Born Aug. 4, 1908, in Newton, Ill., she was the daughter of Charles William and Martha (Gorrell) Clark. On May 28, 1928, in Collinsville, Ill., she married John Ellis Hicks, who preceded her in death in 1967.
"Lib" and John lived their entire married lives in Webster Groves, Mo., where they raised their sons. In 1972, she moved back to Newton, where she resided until coming to Traverse City in 1997. She was an accomplished seamstress, a skillful bridge player, a proud baker, a selfless caregiver and a faithful friend.
Surviving are her devoted son, [name omitted] of Traverse City; daughter-in-law, [name omitted] of Ellisville, Mo.; four grandchildren, [name omitted] of Eastport, [name omitted] of Highland Park, Ill., [name omitted] of Traverse City and [name omitted] of Coldwater. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren: [names omitted] her youngest sister, [name omitted] of Columbia, S.C.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, three brothers; and her son, Bruce, in 1981.
Cremation will take place and memorial services will be held at a later date in Illinois. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Webster Groves, Mo. There will be a gathering of friends at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Hope Village. Memorial gifts may be directed to Hope Village in her memory. Arrangements were handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.


Hicks, James Melton

Hicks, John: From Willow Hill  Mr. John Hicks, a good and reliable citizen, died at the residence of his son George on last Tuesday.  He leaves a wife, two sons, a daughter and many friends to mourn his death. Reported April 14, 1880

Hicks, Laura (nee Strole)

Hicks, Mary (nee Wilson)

Hicks, Marvin "Brub"

Hicks, Owen

Hicks, Roscoe

Hicks, Sarah (nee Mitchell)

Higgins, Mrs. William - Willow Hill: Health has been very bad in this township during the last two months, and we are sorry to report the following deaths: Wm. Higgins' wife, of Onion Prairie, on Monday of last week, of that loathsome disease, consumption. N.P. Aug 6, 1874

Hildebrand, Infant - child of Anderville Hildebrand d. Sunday. July 29, 1891

Hildebrand, Mrs. Sarah A. - died at her home near West Liberty, Wednesday Morning. She was born in North Muddy township, November 1, 1872, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob French. She is survived by her husband Chris Hilderbrand, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at West Liberty at 10 o'clock this morning, and interment will be in Dundas cemetery. The Newton Press, June 23, 1933 [contributed by Source #33]

Hilford, Theresa, infant, died August 8, 1888 - reported Newton Press Sept. 5, 1888

Hill, Frances J. (Wednesday, December 1, 1897), died November 27, 1897. Born in Crawford county, Illinois. Daughter of Jesse and Rebecca Barlow. Married in Spring of 1847 to John Wesley Hill. Had 14 children with 8 living to adulthood. Son James had already died with children Mrs. N. D. (America) Faught, Mrs. Wm. (Laura) Faught, Douglas D., George R., William H., Jesse B., and Thomas P. surviving her. [Contributed by Source #4]

Hill, Mrs. - wife of Lew Hill, residing 4 miles northwest of town, died on Thursday last of milk sickness. Aug. 5, 1875

Hill, Phillip - died and was interred here last week.
Ste. Marie - Newton Press, June 27, 1888

Hills, ---- - Little 3 year old daughter of Lewis Hills, was burned to death last Tuesday. Newton Press Sept. 25, 1868

Hinman, Rosa A. - died Jan 13, 1916 or 1917; age 67 yrs, 7 mos, 28 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Hipp, Xavier, a pioneer of Ste. Marie. Aged 89 years. Died Friday, March 12, 1897. Left son Charles, daughter Mrs. Louise Spitzer, and grandchildren by Mrs. John Schackmann. [Contributed by Source #4]

Hippler, Ida - was born in Jasper county, Illinois, November 5, 1889, and departed this life, March 21, 1920, aged 30 years, 4 months and 16 days. February 18, 1914, she was united in marriage to George Michl and to this union were born three children, Simon aged 5 years, Charlotte 3, and Eugene 9 months, all surviving. Besides her husband and children, she leaves to mourn a mother, Mrs. Mary Hippler, sisters and brothers, Mrs. William (Carrie) Kinsel, Joe Hippler, Mrs. Frank (Katie) Frichtl, Simon Hippler, Mrs. Henry (Ella) Bigard, Otto Hippler, and many other relatives and friends. Her death was from pneumonia, following the influenza.
Deceased was well known and to know her was to love her. She was a kind and loving mother, a faithful companion and a devoted member of the Catholic church until her death. The remains were taken to St. Valentine Catholic church and after funeral services by Rev. Father Meyers were laid to rest in the churchyard cemetery. The Newton Press, March 26, 1920 - Contributed by Source #33

HOBSON, Mr. Wm. - an old and respected citizen of this city and county, died Monday, age 64 yrs 11 mo 29 da. Born in Philadelphia, PA, came to illinois when a young man, locating first at Shawneetown, afterward at Albion and from there coming to Jasper County about 30 years of age. He leaves a wife and six children. Primary cause of death was a cancer of the side of his face. Newton Press OCTOBER 3, 1883 (contrib. by Source #28)

Hofer, John - of Teutopolis township was killed yesterday morning on the I.&I.S. railroad. Newton Press, Jan. 7, 1891

Hoffman, Emma - encephalitis, of Ste. Marie Township. Aged 21y, 8m, 16d. Died Dec. 25,
1878.
[Contributed by Source #4]

Holden, [child] - A little child of Mrs. Matilda Holden died on Monday last. [The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]

Holdener, Caroline - died May 14, [1917]; age 70 - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Holdren, Wm. - died March 1 [or March 3]. He was one of the early settlers and will be missed by all who knew him. Yale - Newton Press, March 7, 1888

Hollinger, "Uncle" Charles - for nearly 50 years a resident of Jasper county, the greater part of which has been spent in Newton, died at his residence in this city, yesterday morning aged 70, of la grippe. Mr. Hollinger was a quiet, industrious man, esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a wife - the companion of his youth - and six children, three sons and three daughters, all of whom are grown and married...Funeral services will be held tomorrow at the Catholic church by Father Molitor and the burial will take place at St. Thomas cemetery. Jan. 6, 1892

Hollinger, Charles A. - Wade Twp. 1881

Hollinger, Samuel - second son of Charlie, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1874, aged 21 yrs, 3 mos. Burial was in the St. Marie cemetery. N.P. Nov. 12, 1874

Hollingsworth, Jonathan - [Mason notice, Newton Lodge, No. 216] Whereas it has pleased the Surpreme Architect of the Universe to summon from his labors on earth, our brother, Jonathan Hollingsworth, calling him by His omnipotent will to that judgment, which awaits all who are toiling in this temple.... [etc... lots of "resolved's" but no further genie info] Jan 25, 1867

HOLM -- R. F. Holm, well known thruout Chelan county, having represented this district in the Legislature in 1908, died at Newton, Illinois at the home of his mother last Friday. Death resulted from cancer. It was thru Mr. Holm's efforts that the Columbia river bridge at Wenatchee was taken over by the state. [The Leavenworth echo., March 20, 1914, (Leavenworth, Wash.)]

Holt, Mrs. - wife of Cal. Holt, died at her residence Monday a.m. last after an illness of nearly three weeks. She was interred in the Buford Family burial gound about 12-14 miles west of Newton. Two small children, three step-children and her husband survive her. Newton Press, Nov. 26, 1874

Honey, Mrs. - Died "last Friday at a ripe old age". Had been almost blind the last 8 or 10 years. Mother of Jas. M. Honey. Buried a few miles southwest of Newton in the family graveyard. (Wednesday, February 25, 1880)
[Contributed by Source #4]

Honey, Mrs. J.W. Sr. - died on Friday, Feb. 20, 1880 -- eleven years to a day before her son James. Her husband, Mr. J.W. Honey, sr., died Feb. 13, 1881. Newton Press Feb. 25, 1891

Honey, Old Man (February 16, 1881), died Sunday evening last in Newton. About 76 years old. Father of James and Wiley. [Contributed by Source #4]

Hoopingarner: Sunday the 2nd inst., Mr. and Mrs. S. Hoopingarner laid their little three year old son away to await that great judgment day. Hardly had the death angel passed by till he came again and plucked from their bosom their only remaining child, a little daughter six years old, who was so bright and certainly would have made a shining star in this world that her parents would have been proud of.... Aug. 12, 1891

Houser, Cay - infant, died Dec. 22, 1891

Hovey, Sharon Lee - stillborn to Pvt & Mrs. William C. Hovey (nee Edna Swisher) Death reported 22 Dec 1944.

Howard, George W. of Advance, age 85. Death reported 12 Dec 1944.

Howard, Mrs. - wife of Newton, died of pneumonia. Granville twp, Newton Press, reported April 22, 1875

Howard, Mrs. Harry - died July 21, 1926 at Hidalgo. She is survived by her husband, little daughter, parents Mr. and Mrs. George W. Leuis of near Newton, one sister and one brother. Interment was at Aten Cemetery.

Howard, Samuel - died a week ago. He was 87 years old. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. Aug. 19, 1875

Howell, Infant - Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Howell buried an infant child last Saturday. Wheeler, Feb. 11, 1891

Howell, Joab S. (Tuesday, January 16, 1900), died in West Newton on Friday evening, January 12, 1900. Born on September 20, 1817 in Decatur county, Indiana. Married on Oct. 4, 1838 to Mary A. White. Mary was born Oct. 7, 1820 in Decatur county, Indiana, and died on January 23, 1899. In 1898, had their 60th wedding anniversay with these children living: John W. of Newton; Ellsworth of Wheeler; Frank of Greenleaf, Kansas; Mrs. John McCoy of Beatrice, Nebraska; and Mrs. John Todd; and 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Joab died at his daughter's (Mrs. John Todd) home. Joab and Mary buried in Newton Cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]

Howland, T.B. - died in St. Louis. Was the manager of the Newton Evaporator. Services were held in Xenia, Illinois. He is survived by his widow, son Dr. Bernard Howland of Louisville, Ky and daughter Wanda, at home. July 1926

Huber, Lorenz - whose death at Olney from blood poisoning Tuesday morning was noted in that day's edition of the Press, was laid to rest at St. Thomas Catholic cemetery in this city, yesterday forenoon, after requiem mass at the church, conducted by Rev. Fr John Molitor, pastor. Deceased was born in Germany August 12, 1851, and came to America 1879, locating in Fox township, and afterwards at Newton. Mr. Huber was twice married, his first wife being Miss Lucinda Hoover; one child, the fruit of this union, died in infancy, the mother following soon after; his second wife was Miss Johanna Cunningham, and to them four children were born, three of them living, Leo of St.Louis, Otto and Miss Ella. Mrs. Huber died in 1892. Other immediate relatives are: Mrs. Katherine Huber, Step-Mother; John and Thomas, brothers; and Mrs. W.G. (Rosalind) Bergbower and Miss Lena., sisters, all of them residing in Jasper County, except Lena of New York City.

Huddleston, little son of John T. and Flora Huddleston died the 22nd ult. of spinal disease. The remains were laid to rest in Deboard cemetery. Yale, July 2, 1890

Huddleston, Jerry - died on the 25 inst. [or 24th] with lung fever. He was sick but a short time and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The remains were interred in the Cummins Cemetery.Yale - Newton Press, February 29, 1888

Hudlestun, James - died Aug. 7, [1917]; age 78 yrs, 5 mos, 21 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Huff, Benedict (Thursday, March 30, 1879), died Saturday morning at 1:30 a.m. on March 25, 1876 of lung fever. Aged 16 years. Leaves parents, one sister, one brother. Buried in Catholic Cemetery in Ste. Marie. [Contributed by Source #4]

Huff, Frank - Died, on the 6th inst., Frank
Huff, at the residence of his father, four miles south of St. Marie, of spotted fever. Frank was a good moral young man, and was 18 years of age. He was respected by both old and young. His remains were taken to the Olney cemetery for burial. [The Newton Press, May 28, 1874]


Huff, Gabriel - Born in Hardin county, Kentucky on October 4, 1824. In 1852, came to Jasper county. Died of consumption at his Ste. Marie home on January 4, 1882, aged 58. Had 3 sons and 3 daughters. Wife and one son survived him. Buried in Catholic cemetery in Ste. Marie. Newton Press, Wed., JAN. 25, 1882
[Contributed by Source #4]

Huff, Louisa (Friday, November 10, 1899), Born in Mead county, Kentucky on May 3, 1820. Married in 1845 to Gabriel Huff; moved to Jasper county in 1851. Husband had been deceased for 18 years. Had six children. Son Martin and four grandsons survived her. Died in Ste. Marie Township at her son's home of heart disease. Belonged to the Catholic Church.
[Contributed by Source #4]

Hufaut, Evalena - age 24, died Apr. 4, 1891 near Hidalgo. Wife of Charles Hufaut, daughter of M.S. & Margaret A. Hays, deceased. Burial in Hays cemetery near Hidalgo on Sunday, April 5.

Huffcat, Armien - Word was received in Greenup Monday that Armien Huffcut had suicided by shooting himself. Huffcut, who resided in Jasper close to the Cumberland line, went out into the yard Monday morning with a rifle. pulling off one shoe to have free us of his toe, he placed the rifle to his forehead and pressed the trigger with his toe. Death was instananeous. He left a wife and 3 children. Original source: Toldeo Democrat, reprinted in the Newton Press. Reported Sep 17, 1890

Hughes, Irene - 14 years, 10 months and 22 days. d. Dec 10, 1891

Hume: The wife of Dr. Wm. Hume, who moved to Olney a couple of weeks ago, died Saturday.  Mrs. Hume was a young woman with many friends wherever known.  We extend our sympathy to the bereaved husband and other relatives. Reported August 19, 1896

Hume, William - an old and respected citizen and former resident of Willow Hill township, died the 1st inst. in Rush County, Indiana of rheumatism. Thursday July 15, 1875

Hunt -- On the 18th inst., a young man named Hunt was drowned in Embarrass River, near St. Marie, Jasper county, in this State, while engaged in rafting timber. [Sangamo Journal / Illinois State Journal; 27 February 1857]


Hunt, F.W. - of Crooked Creek Twp., Newton Press, Aug. 24 - Sep. 7, 1881 [contrib. by Source #28]

Hunt, Mrs. Hannah - of Grandville Township, died at her home Monday morning. She & her husband, the late Zimri Hunt, were among the earliest settlers in that section of the county where they were well known and respected. NEWTON PRESS 1883 [contrib. by Source #28]

Hunt, Susan E. - We regret to state that the article announcing the sad occurrence of the death of Mrs. Susan E. Hunt, which occurred on the 27th of August last, was by some means misplaced and did not come to our notice until quite recently. Mrs. Hunt was a member of the Crooked Creek Grange No. 1318, and was universally loved and respected by all who knew her. We offer an apology to the family and many friend of the deceased for the non-appearance of said article. Oct. 28, 1875

Hunt, Uriah - an old and respected citizen of Jasper county, died at his home, in Crooked Creek township, last week. Newton Press, October 28, 1875

Hurst, Rose Ada of Hunt City d. in Robinson, age 78. Death reported 17 Oct 1944

Hutson, Nancy A., 34 yrs., April 7, 1888

Hynes, Patrick (Thursday, April 13, 1876), an old citizen of Jasper county died at his Ste. Marie Township residence on the 6th. [Contributed by Source #4]

Ingle, Henry - died a few days ago and was buried at the Brooks graveyard. St. Peter, March 22, 1877

Ingraham, Sarah - 30 yrs., 3 mos., 12 days, Aug. 4, 1888

Ireland, Mrs. I. C. (Wednesday, July 14, 1897), Died at 10 a.m. on July 9,1897. Born on March 30, 1805 in Kentucky. Married on October 8, 1824 to Richard G. Ireland. In 1826 moved to Indiana. On Oct. 9, 1849 came to Illinois. Had 10 children with 4 still living. Buried in Todd graveyard. [Contributed by Source #4]

Ireland, James C. - died Jun. 26, [1917]; age 84 yrs, 11 mos, 29 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Irvin, Anna - d. April 11 [1891], age 72 years and 4 months, South Muddy. N.P. obit May 13, 1891

Isenberg, Nancy J., 46 years, 3 months and 11 days, Feb. 14 (1889), South Muddy. March 27, 1889

Isley, John H. - died Jan. 10, 1917; age 59 yrs, 6 mos, 11 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Ivy, Ed - the boy who was shot, was buried Monday at Ste. Marie. Carrie Shelley the young lady who accidentally shot Ed Ivy is almost frantic with grief over the occurrence. St. Marie- Newton Press, February 15, 1888


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