Illinois Genealogy Trails
Jasper County, Illinois
©1998-2016, All obituaries transcribed by Kim Torp from original microfilm, except where noted
Obituaries and Notices of Death
Source: Jasper County newspapers
Note: Some of these obits are paraphrased. You are advised to obtain the originals for yourself.
If there is no contributor's name noted, then it was found and transcribed by Kim.
Jack, Charles P. - died. Newton Press, April 5, 1877
Jack, Jeremiah - of Grove township, died last week. Dec. 7, 1876
Jack, John E. - GILA. d. Friday, January 29, 1892 of lung fever. He leaves a wife and several children. Feb. 3, 1892
Jackson, Andrew, - The remains of Andrew Jackson, a former resident of Sainte Marie were taken to that village Thursday from Peoria where he had been working. Interment will be at Ste. Marie today. Particulars are unknown. Friday, Sept 3, 1926
(NEW!) Jackson, Dr. B. F. - Died at Granville, Ills., Nov., 13, 1881 Dr. B. F. Jackson, age 26 years. Dr. Jackson was born in Tennessee and emigrated to Indiana with his father during the late rebellion. He graduated from the Medical College in Indianapolis, Ind., 1878. After following his profession in that state until January last, when he was stricken down with scarlatina, from which he never fully recovered. He went west and traveled about six months with the vain hope of regaining his health. In May 1881 he come to Granville, Jasper County, Ill., and in June formed a partnership with Dr. Byers. He entered upon his work with such earnestness and evinced such judgment in critical cases, as to prove him to be a skillful physician. He had a literary turn of mind. His writings are full of thought which show him to have had a penetrating mind. He wrote as he felt as he lived. In looking over his writings I find the following which gives us an insight to his heart: "How beautiful the thought that we can live for others, how noble and grand to execute that thought. Man, who was created just a little lower than the angels, alone, fails to fulfill the purpose for which he was created. To assist each other is not only a duty but as imperative command. 'Love thy neighbor as thyself.' Jesus lived and died for others. Let us imitate his example and live for each other and for God." Truly Dr. Jackson did not live for himself, but for his neighbor and his God. He was governed by love and fell a martyr to duty. He was an earnest active Christian. He was converted and joined the M.E. Church in early life and reunited with that church soon after coming to Granville. His life stands out before us pre-eminently as the life a Christian ought to live. His funeral was preached by the writer. A large congregation was present. The aged and the young stood around his bier weeping. We thought it hard that one we had learned to love so must be taken from us; but we know he rests from his labor. We have parted but not forever. F.W. Loy., Rose Hill, Ills., Nov., 21, 1881
[Unknown what paper the article is from. From the scrapbook of George W. Orndorff (1854-1934) of Casey & Johnson Twp, Clark County. Transcribed by S. Barhydt, great-granddaughter (email@example.com)]
Jackson, Carrie, aged 18 yrs., 6 mos. and 17 days, d. Oct. 14, 1888 - Newton Press - Nov. 7, 1888
Jackson, Leonard J. - 86, of Newton died at 4:42 a.m. Monday (Feb. 21, 2000) at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Jackson, Peter - an old soldier and a respected colored citizen, died yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 o'clock at the Chapel Christian Church conducted by Rev. Noah Bunton. The deceased was near eighty years old. Before the war of the rebellion he was a slave and his first wife and children were sold from him and taken further south. At the opening of the war he was a confederate officer's servant, but succeeded in making his escape to the Union lines, where he enlisted in a colored regiment and served his country faithfully and well. He is survived by his wife here, but nothing is known as to the children of his first marriage.- From Wednesday's Mentor. [Source #33]
Jacquet, Mrs. Peter - We deeply regret to announce the death of Mrs. Peter Jacquet, whose pure and spotless soul took its flight to the realms of the unknown, Sunday afternoon March 1, in the presence of her greatly bereaved husband and son and many sorrowful friends who did all that kind and loving hands could do for her. The disease which culminated in her demise was that ever dreaded malady, consumption, which she endured with remarkable fortitude for almost two and a half years' duration. The deceased was about 60 years of age and has been a resident of this place for nearly a quarter of a century.... an exemplary member of the Catholic Church...The funeral obsequies took place Tuesday morning, March 3. The remains were taken to the church for the services of high requiem mass and thence to the cemetery, adjoining the village, for interment.... St. Marie, Wednesday March 11, 1891
James, Cyrus - died at the residence of his mother, six miles north of Newton about 4 o'clock p.m. on Monday evening last, of typhoid fever. Cyrus was a young man of exemplary habits, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife (the daughter of our respected townswoman, Mrs. Leach) and three small children to mourn his untimely demise. The remains...were deposited in the Catholic graveyard, Wednesday morning. Newton Press, Mar. 16, 1876
James, Murty - infant daughter of C.S. & Elvira James, aged 1 year and 2 months, died Sunday morning on Nov. 15, 1874. Newton Press, Nov. 19, 1874
James, Eliza - died Jan 24, ; age 77 yrs, 8 mos, 24 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
James, Mrs. Jane: Jane Duck was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky, December 8, 1819; married to James E. James in Edgar county, Illinois, in 1838; moved with her late husband to Jasper county in 1839; and departed this life at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A.M. Isley, at Riverton, Ill, Monday, Dec 10, 1906, aged 87 years and 2 days. To Mr. and Mrs. James thirteen children were born, four of whom are living, the fifth not having been heard from for several years, viz: Mrs. A.M. (Mary) Isley, Riverton; Mrs. Laura Barker and J.A. James, Newton; and Alonzo James, Geary, Oklahoma; William James formerly lived in Oregon. Whether yet alive is unknown. Of Other relatives, Mrs. Sarah C. Barker is a daughter-in-law, her first husband, Cyrus James, being a son. Mrs. James P. Prestley and Mrs. Clarence Moulden are grand-daughters. There are surviving 25 grandchildren, 18 great-grand children and many other relations more distant. Deceased was a noble woman, a true, earnest and sincere christian. She and her husband came to Jasper county when it was almost an unbroken wilderness and Newton a village of not exceeding 50 to 100 population. Their labor and influence had much to do in assisting to develop the country and better society. He was a man of character and ability, and was often honored by the people, who elected him associate judge in 1849; sheriff in 1856; and county judge 1864, serving until his death, August 29, 1872. Mrs. James had been a long and patient sufferer from Bright’s disease. She made her home with Mrs. Laura Barker, whose tender, loving care was always that of an affectionate child. A couple of months ago Grand-Ma James and Mrs. Barker left this city for a visit with Mrs. Isley in Sangamon county; there the old lady became seriously ill and never got up from the sickness, gradually passing out to eternal sleep. The remains will be brought to this city on the 3:42 p.m. Illinois Central train today and tomorrow morning Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Catholic church, after which the interment will occur at the parish cemetery. The Newton Press December 11, 1906 (Contributed by Source #7)
Jarred, Israel - aged 84 years, died at his home in Hunt City on the 6th inst. He was the father of Mrs. W.T. Watt, who resides west of town. Jan 20, 1892
Jasper, Augustin (Wednesday, September 30, 1896), born May 26, 1823 in Page county, VA. Married Anna Foltz of same locality on April 6, 1848. Nov. 1849 came to Jasper county. Lived 7 miles northwest of Newton in Wade Township. Died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1896 at his farm. Had 12 children with Martha Jasper of Wade Township, George Jasper of Wade Township, Mrs. A. J. (Eliza) Strole of Wade Township, Mrs. Charles (Emiline) Isley of Wade Township, Mrs. Frank L. (Frances) Wilson of Effingham still living. Had 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Buried on his farm. [Contributed by Source #4]
Jayne, Richard of Toledo KIA - Death reported 7 July 1944
Jayne, Mrs. Samuel - formerly a resident of this place, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lola Lynch, in St. Louis, Monday. The remians were brought here yesterday at noon and funeral services were held in the afternoon at the Christian church, conducted by Eld. Whitaker. Miss Amanda Ingraham was born in Ingraham, Ill., December 29, 1852, died February 17, 1913, aged 60 years, 1 month and 19 days. She was married to Samuel Jayne in 1870 and they were parents of eight children, Lilburn O. Jayne, of Wynn, Ark., Mrs. Nora Trexler, of Newton, Ill., Mrs. Lottie Beaman, Wynn, Ark., Mrs. Bertha Cook, Noble, Ill., Mrs. Marie Pratt, St. Louis, Mrs. Lola Lynch, St. Louis, Clinton B. Jayne, Twisp, Wash., and one died at the age of two years.
There are also eleven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Lollar, of Wynn, Ark., and Mrs. Elizabeth Dickory, of Ingraham, and other relatives who mourn her death. She united with the Church of Christ when quite young and lived faithful until death. She spent many years in the service of her Master, who will reward her for the work done. We hope her departure here means one to heaven's number and that she, her husband and children may some day be reunited in heaven. --Noble News /reprinted in the Newton Press, Friday, February 28, 1913
Jayne, Virgil Clay- little son of Cassius and Minnie Jane, was born in Newton Sept. 19, 1909 and died at the family home Aug. 26, 1912, aged 2 years, 11 months and 7 days. Virgil was a kind lovable child and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He leaves besides his parents, a brother, two half brothers, three half sisters and a host of other relatives.
Services by Brother Courtwright and interment at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Pall Bearers: Misses Elsie Stanley, Letha Carrico, Agnes Tate and Alma James. Newton Press [Source #33]
Jean, Mrs. E.T. - Word was received here Wednesday that Mrs. E.T. Jean was dead. Mr. and Mrs. Jean and family moved from Newton to Mt. Vernon two years ago last winter, where the former was engaged in the poultry business. While residents of this city, deceased won a host of friends by her lady-like manners and good Christian acts. She was a kind and indulgent wife and mother and was universally esteemed by all who knew her. A husband and two children survive her. To them and the many other friends and relatives we extend our sincerest of sympathy. The burial occurred at Evansville, where Mr. Jean had secured property and was soon to move to it. [July 12, 1893]
Jenkins, Elizabeth - Willow Hill Twp. 1882. [N.P., contrib. by Source #28]
Jenkins, Infant - little child of Lucy Jenkins died Saturday and was buried in Goss cemetery. June 1, 1892
Jiles, Mary S. - Deaths: Mary S. Jiles, March 18, aged 52 years. [The Newton Press, April 20, 1887]
Johnson (nee Rife), Ada of near Latona. Death reported 14 Nov 1944.
Johnson, Charles E. of Robinson, age 69. Death reported 15 Sep 1944
Johnson, David L. (Tuesday, November 28, 1899), was "run over by a team of 3 horses abreast to a disc harrow, 4 or 5 weeks ago". Died Saturday morning. Born on Oct. 23, 1833 in Guernsey county, Ohio. Married Mary Galloway and had 10 children with John W., Andrew, Henry H., Alva, and Elmer, Mrs. Ella Hanka, and Mrs. Al Marks (lives in Dieterich). [Contributed by Source #4]
Johnson, Della Estella - South Muddy township. Newton Press, Wed. Feb. 22, 1882 [contrib. by Source #28]
Johnson, Edgar of Newton, age 82. Death reported 16 Feb 1945.
Johnson, Jesse.... TAPS SOUND FOR CIVIL WAR VETERAN....Capt. Jesse R. Johnson Answers Final Call...Ysterday Evening.... LONG A CITIZEN HERE....He Was Held in High Respect by Friends and Neighbors
Jesse R. Johnson, one of the few remaining old veterans, and one of the oldest citizens of Newton, passed away at 4.40 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his apartments in the Bevis Block, south side square, at the age of 94 years and 20 days. Mr. Johnson had been in poor health for the past several months on account of infirmities of old age. The Mentor-Democrat, DECEMBER 4, 1924
Johnson, Lucinda E. - wife of Capt. Jessie R. Johnson, departed this life at the family residence in Newton on Saturday, Sept. 13  at 12 p.m. aged 56 years, 3 months and 25 days. Funeral services were held at the M.E. church, Monday, by Rev. J.P. Yungling, assisted by Rev. J.D. Fields, of Robinson, and the interment took place at the Newton cemetery...For several years she had been afflicted with consumption and those who knew her best long ago realized that her days were but numbered. A husband and a large family of children survive her... Sep. 17, 1890
Johnson (nee Loofbourrow), Mary E. - the oldest resident of Jasper County at age 96. Death reported 27 Oct 1944
Johnson, Mary Jane - died Dec. 13, ; age 78 yrs, 3 mos - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Johnson, Philip - About five o'clock Monday afternoon, Miss May Miller, Miss Addie Wheeler and Miss Libbie Edwards, with Mrs. S.M. Johnson and her little boy Philip, not quite two years old, were in Benjamin & Hatter's photograph gallery. While the ladies were chatting, Mr. Hatter entered the dark room leaving the door open. On a shelf close to the door is kept a number of bottles containing chemicals. The child unnoticed by either of the ladies ran into the dark room and immediately took a bottle from the shelf and before Mr. Hatter could reach it had placed it to its lips and swallowed some of the contents. Seeing that the child had drank from a bottle of cynide pottassium (sic) Mr. Hatter immediately took it in his arms and ran across the street to Dr. Moddy's office; this required not to exceed three minutes. The doctor administered an antidote, but the poison had done its work and the child died in a few moments. Mr. Hatter thinks the child could not have taken more than half a teaspoonful of the liquid, possibly not so much. It is a chemical used in making tintypes, and an eighth of a grain is sufficient to produce death. No blame can be attached to any of the parties present at the time the unfortunate circumstance occurred - it was wholly accidental. Mr. Johnson was in St. Paul and was advised of the occurrence by wire and reached home Wednesday. This is the second child that Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have lost - they having but two. The sympathy of their many friends, as well as of the entire community is expressed for them in their grief and bereavement. The funeral services of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson's little boy occurred from the family residence Wednesday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. H.H. Dresser conducted the services. - Dakota Huronite credited by The Newton Press, Wednesday, August 1, 1888.
Johnson, Maggie - wife of Andrew Johnson, died at her home near Latona Aug. 8 . Deceased was aged 20 years, 10 months and 20 days... August 17, 1892
Johnson, Miss Minnie - aged 23 years, 10 months and 7 days, departed this life at the residence of her father, Capt. Jesse R. Johnson, in this city on Thursday, March 12, 1891, after a long illness of consumption. Her sufferings were intense at times but she bore them without complaining and died in the full faith of the christian's hope. She had been a member of the M.E. church for a number of years and was a girl universally loved and respected by everybody who ever met her....Mar. 25, 1891
Johnson, Willie - infant. died June 30, 1892
Johnson, ? - A gentleman by the name of Johnson, who resided on the Roberts farm, west of Newton, died yesterday, after a brief illness. Mr. J. we learn, moved to this county about 3 weeks ago. Newton Press, January 27, 1876
Jolly, Samuel W. - of Shobonier died Aug. 12, 1926. He was born in Shelby county, IL on Feb 27, 1868. His wife preceded him in death 1920 and his daughter Ruth in 1922. Two sons and a daughter survive: Clifford of Bloomington, Ind. and Everett of Shonbonier, Mrs.Naomi Alendar. He was uncle to Mrs. Chester Scott who formerly lived in Newton. Newton Press, August 24, 1926
Jones, Mrs. Albert - died at the family residence near Falmouth, Tuesday night at about 8 o'clock. Deceased leaves a husband and two children and many warm friends to mourn her death. She was a daughter of the late Wm. Freeman. Newton Press, Nov. 9, 1892
Jones, Miss Elizabeth - sister of Wm. M. Jones of this county, died at the residence of the latter on Saturday night last, of consumption. Sep. 14, 1876
Jones, Ellen - died Oct. 17, 1916; age 69 yrs - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Jones, Frances A. (Wednesday, December 22, 1886), died at her Crooked Creek Township home on Dec. 17, 1886. Born in Boone county, Kentucky on May 13, 1817. Moved to Shelby county, Indiana when young. Married on July 18, 1838 to Wm. M. Jones. In 1849 came to Jasper county, Illinois. Had 5 daughters and 4 sons. [Contributed by Source #4]
Jones, George W. - for many years an honored citizen of this county, residing in Willow Hill township, departed this life on last Friday from dropsy, aged 56 years. He served in several important offices and was a man universally respected for his many excellent qualities. In his early life, Mr. Jones was a teacher, later a farmer and miller. He was a leading member of the Baptist church up to the date of his death. A wife and several children mourn the death of a most exemplary citizen. Newton Press, Dec. 14, 1887
Jones, Letta C. - Died Wednesday, 6 Dec. 1882, Mrs. Letta C., wife of T.B. Jones, Dau. of the late John Kern, Sr. One child & 3 step-children, Funeral services at the residence, by Rev. Weedem. Burial: Newton Cemetery. Newton Press, 1882 [contrib. by Source #28]
Jones, Robert C. - Died, June 12, 1875, at the residence of his son, J.B. Jones, in South Muddy township... aged 75 years and one day. Father Jones was born in Fauquier county, Virginia June 11th 1800 and during boyhood moved with his parents to Kentucky. He first visited Illinois when it was a territory, in 1817; moved with his family to Randolph county in 1830, and in 1848 moved from Randolph to Jasper county, where he has resided almost ever since. Although born and reared in a slave holding state, he was always a strong advocate of the abolition of slavery, and the oppressed, down-trodden race of America had in him a true champion. During the late war was in actual service nearly a year in the 80th Illinois Volunteers, and no one rejoiced more than he when the chains of slavery were severed and the slave was proclaimed a citizen. He served during the entire campaign in the Black Hawk war, and was always fond of recounting the incidents of that period. He united with the Methodist Episcopal church about 36 years ago and was always devotedly fond of her sacred institutions. Mother Jones, who died a half year ago, was a member of the same church nearly all her life, and during the the early days in this State, when it was customary to hold all religious services from house to house, their house was always a regular preaching place, not only for their own denomination, but for all others. Father Jones lived a long and useful life and his death will be truly lamented by numerous friends. His remains were interred in the cemetery at Ingraham, by the side of the remains of his beloved wife, and were attended to their last resting place by five sons and a daughter, and numerous grand children, besides many personal friends. N.P. June 24, 1875
Jones, Mrs. Robert C. - died at the residence of her son, Joseph B. Jones, in South Muddy township, October 19, 1874, Mrs. Robert C. Jones, in the 78th year of her age. Mrs. Jones was born in Rockbridge county, VA in 1797 -- removed with her parents to Richmond, Kentucky in 1809. In 1812, at the age of 15, she united with the M.E. Church, of which she remained a member until her death. Sepember 24, 1818, she was united in marriage with Robert C. Jones. She leaves her husband, ten children, 28 grand children and 8 great-grand children. Mrs. Jones might be called one of the pioneers of Jasper county, having removed to Newton in 1848. Her religious experience of 62 years only closed with laying down her cross on earth to take up her crown in heaven. R.G. Scott. (Newton Weekly Press, October 22, 1874)
Jones, Robert - lived 3 miles south of Newton. Died on Monday last after a brief illness. The deceased was a young man well respected and leaves a family to mourn his untimely demise. Sep. 7, 1876
Jones, Roy B. (Bud) - committed suicide. He was in the last stages of cancer and was a drug addict. He was born Sep 13, 1881 in Newton, the son of the late W.B. and Martha Jones, d. August 23, 1926. Interred at Riverside cemetery. Newton Press Aug. 24, 1926
Jones, Mrs. T. B. - died at the family residence in Newton, Monday evening. She went home from the reunion Thursday evening, took down with a congestive chill and never recovered. She leaves a husband and a family of children to mourn her death. Oct. 8, 1890
Jones, Thaddeus D. of Wade township, Jasper county departed this life at his home on the 18th day of August, 1887. Deceased was born in Shelby county, Indiana February 16, 1843. He removed to this county with his parents in September 1849. He was married September __, 1864, to Miss Rhoda A. McCoy who survives him. He leaves also five children to struggle with the vicissitudes of life without the care and assistance of an affectionate and devoted father. He leaves his family well provided for in a financial way; yet wealth is but a feeble substitute for the tender solicitude and protecting guardianship of a father's love. He was the only son of Wm. M. Jones, who is known and honored by all the older settlers of the county, and to whom this bereavement comes with a double force, he having lost his aged wife only a few months since. Deceased was a just and good man, thoroughly respected for his many sterling qualities and actual worth. His place in community will not be soon nor easily supplied. "Peace to his ashes and rest to his soul"August 24 1887 - The Newton Press
Jones, Uncle Laban (Tuesday, December 26, 1899), died Sunday near Falmouth at his daughter's (Mrs. Mary Lewis) home. Lived in Jasper county for more than 50 years. Was in his 73rd year. [Contributed by Source #4]
Jones, Robert C. (Thursday, June 24, 1875), died June 12, 1875. Aged 75 years and 1 day. Born on June 11, 1800 in Fauquier county, Virginia. Moved to KY as a boy, then moved to Randolph county in 1830, and to Jasper county in 1848. Member of M.E. Church. Died at his son's (J. B. Jones) home in South Muddy Township. His wife died a year-and-a-half ago. He had 5 sons and 1 daughter. [Contributed by Source #4]
Jones, Wm. Bud (Wednesday, March 22, 1882), Born in 1838 in Hamilton county, Ohio. Died from pneumonia and erysipelas. Died on March 16, 1882 at his Newton home. Aged 44 years. Buried in Newton graveyard. [Contributed by Source #4]
William B. Jones of Newton - Death reported in Newton Press, April 1882
Jordan, ? - A little girl of Wm. Jordan died Saturday last. We have no particulars. Oct. 7, 1875
Jordan, Malinda (May 4, 1876), departed this life at her home 3 miles southeast of Newton at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 1876, after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Jordan was born in Fayette county, Kentucky near Lexington in 1800. She was left an orphan at 8 years, and lived with her grandmother until she was 11, when she removed with her two Aunts to Knox county, Ind. She lived there and married James Jordan, in 1824. In November, 1826, James and Malinda Jordan, a babe six months old,, and a man by the name of Lake, made the first settlement where Newton now stands. They built a log cabin between the road and where the court house is situated. This portion of the country was at that time a wilderness, infested by wolves, panthers, bears and strolling bands of Indians. Three weeks after they came here, another family by the name of Decker settled two and a half miles east of them and remained two years. After that their nearest neighbor lived nine miles away, where is now situated the town of St. Marie. In the year 1846 she united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She has ever been a Christian, always speaking a timely word of reproof and warning to the young, and encouragement to the middle aged. Her advice always carried convincing proof that it came from one who was a true Christian. She was left a widow with 7 children, four boys and three girls. She supported them and finished paying for her homestead where she died. She leaves children and granchildren, and many friends to mourn her demise. The remains were intered in the Vanderhoof graveyard on Monday. Newton Press, May 4, 1876
Joseph, Stella - another mother, Mrs. Stella Joseph of Ste. Marie, died of tuberculosis the past week, thereby adding three more motherless children in Jasper county. Dec. 23, 1919
Jourdan, Andrew S. - died at his residence in Fox twp, Sunday, of la grippe. Mr. Jourdan was advanced in years and was about 65. If we mistake not, he was the first white person born within the present limits of Jasper county and resided here all of his lifetime. ... a wife and several children survive him. Monday, the remains were interred at the Vanderhoof cemetery by Winnebago Tribe No. 81 of the Improved Order of Red Men, of which deceased was a member. Jan 20, 1892
Jourdan, Bert - Bert Jourdan was crushed to death at 11:45 a.m. today (Feb 27, 1903) by the caving in of the roof of the Kinsel coal mine. He is a young married man and leaves a wife and two children, and is a Modern Woodman....Elbert Jourdan was in his 26th year. He served in Co. B during the Spanish-American war in Cuba, and was an excellent citizen. Surviving him are his widow, formerly Miss Maud Musgrove; two daughters, both small, Irene and Opal; a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Jourdan; and numerous other relatives. The remains were laid to rest, Saturday, Rev. C.M. Chamblin conducting the religious services, and the Modern Woodmen, in which order he was a social memeber, officiating at the interment. Read the whole story here [The Newton Press, Tuesday March 3, 1903]
Junior, Mrs. James - On last Wednesday during a severe thunderstorm, the wife of Mr. James Junior of Grove twp, while near the fireplace in a neighbor's house, was instantly killed by lightning, having struck the chimney and passed down into the room. Two or three other persons in the room were more or less injured. May 15, 1868
Kapper, Martin of east of Dundas, age 75. Death reported 19 Jan 1945.
Kauffman, Mrs. Cyriac - died here on Saturday evening and was interred on Monday.Ste. Marie - Newton Press, May 9, 1888
Kaufman, Mary A. - died April 13, ; age 65 yrs, 11 mos, 27 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Kaufmann, Infant - twin girl of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kaufmann of Fox Prairie, died Saturday night. Interred in Catholic Cemetery. N.P. obit, July 29, 1891
Keeler, Beele - died at his home in Willow Hill twp on the 3rd inst. He was getting well along in years. Mr. Keeler was a good citizen and had many friends in the county. Feb. 17, 1892
Keller, Catharine pneumonia, of Ste. Marie. Aged 50y, 6m, 15d. Died January 30, 1879. [Contributed by Source #4]
Keller, James I. of Ste. Marie, b. 1881. Death reported 23 Jan 1945.
Kelley, Calvin of Washington D.C. - fmrly of Jasper, age 70. Death reported 27 Feb 1945.
Kelley, Frank - late of Fox twp., died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. F.P. Gillespie, in Olney, last week, and was buried at St. Marie. He was afflicated with consumption. Newton Press, Oct. 28, 1891
Kelley, James R. - an old citizen died at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning.[Contributed by Source #4] (Thursday, August 16, 1877)
Kelly, John - an old citizen, died on the 25th ult. at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Hoffman, south of Ste. Marie. He was the father of Mrs. Frank P. Gillespie. October 9, 1889
Kelley, Milton - age 13, of Willow Hill twp. was killed by the falling of a dead tree which struck him on the head Monday of last week. Nov. 19, 1890
Kelso, Charles R. - born in Pennsylvania June 24, 1842 and died August 4, 1889 at 4:30 p.m. [of the flux] aged 47years, 1 month and 10 days. He was married to Miss Honora Evans in Ohio and to them one child, the wife of Sheriff Howard F. Ross, was born. Mr. and Mrs. Kelso moved to Missouri, thence to Kansas and from there to Illinois, coming to Jasper in 1876.... Aug. 7, 1889
Keneipp, William - was born in Lawrence county, Illinois, May 24, 1842. Married to Miss Eliza Brown in 1865; came to Jasper county and located in North Muddy township in 1879; and died at St. Anthony's hospital in Effingham, Wednesday, March 22, 1916, of cancer of the right lower limb, aged 73 years, 1 month, 4 days.
Mr. and Mrs. Keneipp were the parents of eight children, one dying, their mother and seven of them surviving, viz:
Mrs. Emma Beals, Oklahoma, Samuel and Mrs. Mary Burk, Wheeler, Mrs. Sarah Johnson and Mrs. Elizabeth Fields, Dieterich, Mrs. Hester Abraham, Indianapolis, Mrs. Charles P. Woodard, Grove Township.,
Funeral and interment at Wheeler, Friday, Rev. Pierson in charge. Mr. Keneipp was a Civil war veteran and in every respect an ideal citizen-honest, upright, industrious and well respected. His death while not unexpected is sincerely mourned, and the aged wife and bereaved son and daughters have the sympathy of their own friends, as well as that of all who knew their father. The Newton Press, March 28, 1916 [Source #33]
Kennedy, Caroline J. - Mrs. Frank Shup received a telegram, Sunday evening from Mrs. Nellie T. Richardson of Peoria which stated that the latter's mother, Mrs. Caroline J. Kenneday, passed away earlier in the day. Mrs. Kennedy's death was undoubtably the result of injuries sustained a few evenings before, when in pushing her way out of a theatre via a revolving door, she fell and broke her collar bone. It is probabe that she also struck her head against something, either the floor or a column, as a blood clot formed on the brain...She was 87 last August. At that time, she was residing with her daughters, Mrs. Nellie T. Richardosn and Miss Ella Kennedy in Newton. Later she went to Peoria, where Mrs. Richardson and Miss Kennedy joined her in September...Dec. 2, 1919
Kern - The wife of Mayor Frank Kern of Mattoon died last week. October 7, 1891
Kern, Isaac H. - died, aged 26 yrs, 5 mos. Newton Press May 7, 1869
Kern, John - born Shenandoah county, VA on Aug. 20, 1809. Married Elizabeth Hanes on Sept. 2, 1830 in Botetourt county, VA, and had five children (only one child still living). Married Mary Bush in Hancock county, Indiana on Dec. 16, 1847 and had four children who all survived him. Veteran of the Mexican War and the Civil War. Elected sheriff in 1854. Died of pneumonia on 9:20 a.m. on Sat. Dec. 30, 1876. Lived in Newton. Buried in the Newton cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4] (Thursday, January 4, 1877)
Kerner, Oliver T. - infant, died Aug. 1. Newton Press, Aug. 12, 1891
Kesler, Charles - d. in West Liberty, age 72. Death reported 1 Dec 1944.
Kesler, Ignatius - of St. Marie, d. March 25, 1891. born in Jasper 48 years ago. Survived by his wife, 1 son and 3 daughters. Buried in the Catholic cemetery adjacent to St. Marie. Apr. 8, 1891
Kesler, Nicholas - an old and respectable farmer and worthy citizen, died at his residence three and a half miles southeast of Newton, week before last. [The Newton Press, Feb 13, 1874]
Kibler, Carter D. of Dale, IN, age 39. Spouse: Ida. Death reported 2 Mar 1945
Kibler, Daniel - died at Roseville, Park County, Ind. Jan. 29, 1893, in his 75th year. Deceased was born in Page county Virginia, in October 1818. For many years he resided in Newton and Jasper county where he has a large circle of relatives yet residing. During the 60s and later he was one of the proprietors of the old Steam Grist Mill. Along in the 70s, he left here and moved to Terre Haute, Ind. He was a man of industrious habits, sociable ---- and ---- around him a host of warm friends. He leaves two sons grown, Frank and Marion. February 8, 1893
Kibler, Mrs. Elizabeth - wife of Adam Kibler, died at her home in this place, on the 13th inst., of consumption. Deceased was a daughter of Christian Sharrick, one of the early pioneers of this county. She was born in Pickaway Co., Ohio, August 5, 1831, and removed to this county with her parents in 1844. She was married to Adam Kibler, who survives her, in 1849, and united with the Baptist church, at Foot school house, in 1858, and severed her connection with that church and united with the Christian church some years later, which denomination she remained a faithful member. The remains were buried in the Newton Cemetery. Newton Weekly Press, May 18, 1881 [Contributed by Source #8]
Mrs. Elizabeth Kibler Dies: Philo, Aug 29 - Mrs. Elizabeth Kibler, widow of John Kibler, died here this morning. Mrs. Kibler was born in Page county, Virginia, October 21, 1839. She was united in marriage March 22, 1860 to Mr. Kibler in Jasper county. They resided in Jasper county until 1915, when Mr. Kibler died. She then came to Philo to live with her daughter. She is survived by four children, Clinton, Sadie, and Olive of Philo; and Reuben of Newton. [Urbana Daily Courier > 29 August 1917]
Kibler, Eunice (nee Foote) - b. July 7, 1835 in Decatur Co., IN and died October 29, 1927 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Allen Isley of near Gila, aged 92 years, 3 months and 22 days. She came to Jasper county with her parents, Dan and Patient Foote, September 27, 1849; and has lived here ever since. Married Franklin A. Kibler on October 30, 1856; 5 children, two sons and three daughters. Her husband and two sons, W.H. and James P. Kibler preceded her in death. Since the death of her husband, she has made her home among her daughters: Mrs. Mary Jane Poe, Mrs. Eliza Alice Isley of Jasper co., and Mrs. M.Ann Swank of Oakley. Member of Evangelical Lutheran church of Gila.... Funeral services were held Monday morning at Gila Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. H.A. Kunkle, S.T.M., pastor. Interment was in the nearby cemetery. Nov. 1, 1927
Kibler, Geo. - an old and respected citizen of this county, died at his residence, ten or twelve miles north-west of Newton, on Tuesday of the present week, of consumption. Mr. K. had been in delicate health for a number of months. Newton Press, Dec. 16, 1875
Kibler, Mary Ann (Thursday, September 18, 1878), Died at 8 a.m. on September 12, 1878 at her home. Wife of Daniel Kibler. Lived in Sandford, Indiana. Aged 58 years. [Contrib by Source #4]
Kibler, George Washington - son of George and Mary Kibler, b. in Page Co., VA, June 6, 1849. Came to Jasper Co, IL with his parents when two years of age. Married Eliza Ann Smith April 19. 1871. Six children were born to them. A son and a daughter died in childhood and he is survived by the following: Wilbert E. Kibler, Montrose, Ill., J.S. Kibler, Olney, IL., Dr. Ola Adolphus Kibler, St. Charles, Ill. and Portia (Mrs. Harry Lambird) living at home. Besides his wife, sons and daughter, he is also survived by two grandchildren and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Ellen Harrah of Effingham, Ill., Mrs. Alice Mathes, Memphis, Mo., Mrs. Amanda Smith, Newton, Ill. and Mrs. Angie Garner, Topeka, Kas.; Perry David Kibler, Gila. Ill, and a half-brother Emanuel Kibler, living in California.... Soon after visiting his brother David at Gila he was stricken Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 29th, and passed away at 12:45 in the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the age of 69 years, 4 months and 24 days. Burial at Gila Lutheran Cemetery - Newton Press, Nov. 8, 1918.
Kibler, James P. - was murdered near Mt. Meredian, Indiana around September 1. His father was Franklin A. Kibler. (Newton Press, September 25, 1889)
Kibler, Martin - At his residence in Willow Hill township, on January 25, 1875, Mr. Martin Kibler, one of the first settlers of this county, departed this life at the advanced age of 85 years. Mr. Kibler was born in Shanandoah (sic) county, Virginia and when but a young man, he moved from his native state to Ohio. After stopping there for a short time, he started westward in quest of a home, stopping for a few years in Marion County, Indiana, about 18 miles east of Indianapolis. From Indiana he came to this county, where he has lived for nearly 40 years. Laboring under the opinion of all the first settlers, that the prairie was non-productive, he settled in the woods, several miles from any habitation, and began the arduous task of hewing a farm out of the sturdy oak -- the farm now owned by old Thomas Brooks in Crooked Creek township. For several years after Mr. Kibler settled in this county, the deer used to pass his house in flocks and the wolves at night would chase his dogs to the door of his cabin.
He lived to see his family of 12 children the heads of families (three of whom are now dead). Mr. Kibler previous to coming to Jasper county, belonged to the Lutheran Church and spent a great part of his time laboring as a minister in that Church; but on coming to Jasper (being none of his denomination here) connected himself with the Protestant Methodist, and has ever since been, up to his death, a zealous member, and as a minister in this church, he has preached all over this and a great portion of the adjoining counties.
He leaves to mourn his death the wife of his youth and the firm devoted companion in all the vicissitudes of his life, who has lived to see her 81st year. Feb. 4, 1875
Kibler, Mrs. - wife of Theobald Kibler, departed this life the 12th inst. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends who deeply mourn her death. Reported June 19, 1878
Kibler, Mrs. - Wm. Kibler's wife died last Saturday night. She has been suffering for a long time, now death has relieved her. Rose Hill. Newton Press, March 26, 1884 (Contributed by Source #28)
Kibler, Perry David - son of George & Mary Kibler, was born in Grove Township, Jasper Co., IL Aug. 25, 1852 and d. Dec. 2, 1918 after an illness of about fifteen months. Age 66 yrs, 2 mos, 7 days. He was ... united in marriage to Alice Harrah July 8, 1873. Seven children were born, all of whom with the mother, remain to mourn their loss. They are Louetta, wife of W.L. Badger, Noble, Ill; Lawrence Kibler, of Gila, Ill,; Leona, wife of N.A. Clark; Adelia, wife of O.M. Whittington, Heppner, Ore; Pearl, wife of C.J. Weave;, and Ada, wife of C.H. Goldsmith, Gila; Frank Kibler, Yale, Ill. Fourteen grandchildren survive him, also one half-brother Emanuel Kibler, Downy, Cal., and four sisters: Ellen Harrah, Effingham, Amanda Smith, Newton; Angeline Garner, Topeka, Kas., and Alice Matthews, Memphis, Mo. Funeral services were held at the Fairfield M.E. church with Rev. Seiberling of Mulberry, Ind., conducting them, after which the Odd Fellows of Gila and Wheeler Lodges took charge of the remains for interment. Newton Press, Dec. 13, 1918
Kibler, Rosa - grand-daughter of Wash Kibler died Feb. 1  of congestive chill. February 8, 1893
Kibler, Miss Rosella - who died at the home of her father John Kibler in Granville twp, weighed 507 pounds and was but 19 years of age. She was the largest resident of the county. The coffin which contained her remains was made to order by John H. Larrabee of this city and was 6 foot long, 8 foot wide and 21 inches deep. June 10, 1891
Kibler, Mrs. Sarah died of pernicious intermittent fever. Sept. 10, 1879
Kibler, Silas - an old citizen of this county, died last Sunday of consumption. Wednesday, April 18, 1883
Kibler, Theobald - better known as Tawalt, was born in Page county, Virginia, May 15, 1803 and died Aug. 23, 1896, being 93 years, 3 months and 8 days old. He was married at the age of 20 years to Susan Painter. To this union were born 4 daughters and 9 sons, one of whom died in infancy. He moved to Pennsylvania thence, to Ohio, thence to Indiana, thence to Illinois, settling at the old home place in Crooked Creek township in 1846, where he lived until a few years back when he moved to Reuben Kibler's and remained there until his death. His wife died in June 1878. Deceased both joined the Methodist church in their teens and lived faithful and efficient Christian lives until death called them home to rest. One daughter and eight sons yet living. "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away." A Son. The Newton Press, August 1896 - - Source #33
Kibler, Uncle Tawalt (Wednesday, August 26, 1896), Died Sunday night in Crooked Creek Township at his son Reuben's home. Aged 93 years. Several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren survived him. [Contributed by Source #4]
Kibler, Washington - died Feb. 10, ; age 95 yrs - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Washington Kibler, in His 95th Year, Passes Away
Kibler, Washington - believed to be the oldest citizen of Jasper county in years of age and time of residence, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bruce Ellis, northwest of Newton four miles, 2 o'clock p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 1917.
Deceased was born in Page Co., Va., in May, 1822; came to Jasper county in October, 1849, living here continuously since; was married twice-to Lucinda Sousley, April 3, 1851, and after her death to Malinda Jarred, July 7, 1855.
By his second marriage ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kibler, six of whom are living, viz:
Mrs. John (Mary Elizabeth) Catro, Mrs. Frank (Louisa) Scott, Mrs. Bruce (Ella) Ellis and Charles Kibler of Jasper county; Mrs. Fred (Rhoda) Kamammeyer of Maroa, and Mrs. W. H. Dougherty of Sailor Springs.
There are also surviving 37 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many other relatives.
Uncle Wash, as Mr. Kibler was familiarly known, was a man of kindly, genial personality, a pioneer of proverbial hospitality, the friend of everybody, esteemed and respected for his quaint manners, cheerful disposition, rugged honesty and untiring industry. He came to this country when it was vast prairies and unbroken wilderness and helped to make Jasper county what it is today.
Ninety-five years is far beyond the average, or even the unusual, span of life, and few indeed live so long. Within the period of his existence many of the most important events, inventions and progressive measures in governments of the world's history have occurred, and the manner of making and doing things in the city and on the farm have changed so much that the younger generation knew of it only as hearsay, yet to those of the early part of the nineteenth century, who lived through it and to the present, the transformation came about so gradually as to be almost unnoticeable.
Mr. Kibler in young manhood became a member of the Lutheran church and continued in that religious faith to the last.
Funeral services at the Oak Hill church, in the vicinity of where he resided, by Rev. H. W. Smoot, Monday afternoon, and interment in a cemetery nearby. The Newton Press, February 13, 1917 [Source #33]
Kibler, William - son of the late Theobald and Susan Kibler, early settlers of Crooked Creek, was born in Ohio, Sept. 6, 1832 and passed to eternal rest at his home in Rose Hill, Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 1918, aged 86 years, 3 months and 24 days, following a short illness of pneumonia. He came to Jasper County and located near Rose Hill with his parents, when but 14 years of age and has constantly resided in this vicinity for more than 70 years...six brothers and four sisters had preceded him in death...Surviving are his wife, a faithful and loving companion for many years; a daughter from a former marriage, Mrs. Della Newman of New York City; two brothers - George of Mattoon and Solomon of Rose Hill and numerous other relatives and friends...Short funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday morning, by Bro. George Winter, after which interment was made in the Andrews cemetery...Mr. Kibler was a member of a family that is noted for its longevity, his father having attained the ripe old age of 93 years when death called him. The Kibler family, and those bearing a similar name in Jasper county are all related, which is in itself a trademark for sociability, courtesy and industry; as those characteristics are peculiar to those with whom the writer is acquainted - a great host of them - who have figured very conspicuously in the history and progress of Jasper County. W.I. Ross, Jan. 13, 1919
Kilburn, James - died Dec. 27, ; age 75 yrs, 4 mos, 26 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Kincaid, Pvt. John Jr. of Olney was KIA in Holland, age 19. Death reported 17 Oct 1944
Kincade, John Nelson - was born in Kentucky, March 15, 1850, and departed this life November 29, 1933, at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 14 days. He was united in marriage September 29, 1872, to Miss Delilah Ann Sparks. To this union nine children were born, one son John Jr. having preceded him in death.
Surviving are his devoted wife; five daughters, Mrs. William (Effie) Spurgeon of Mattoon, Mrs. Lusettie Dodd and Mrs. Walter (Josephine) Hays of Pasadena, California, Mrs. Bert (Loduskie) Needham of Newton, and Mrs. Charles (Nancy) Musgrove of Bunker Hill; Three sons Charles Kincade and George Kincade of Newton, and Leo Kincade of Atwood; one brother, James Kincade of Lexington; twenty-five grand-children; twenty one great grand-children; and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. Kincade has been a lifelong resident of Jasper county, having moved to this county when three years of age. He was a devoted husband and father and loved by all who know him.
Funeral services were held at the First Christian church Friday, December 1, Rev. George Birch of Dieterich officiating. Interment was in Riverside cemetery. The Newton Press, December 1933 [Source #33]
King, Elza - 9 y.o. son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross King of Bogota, died Tuesday night at the family home of tetanus or lockjaw. The lad ran a nail in his foot recently and the wound was thought to have healed perfectly until he began to show signs of lockjaw. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Bogota Christian church, conducted by Rev. George Birch of Ingraham. Interment was in the Tate cemetery. Newton Press, Friday, May 27, 1927
King, Jesse M. - 58 yrs., Feb. 9. Newton Press, August 3, 1887
Kinkade, Mrs. Nancy - GRAND-MA KINKADE died in Smallwood township, Saturday morning, in her 78th year. Deceased had resided in Jasper county a half-century or more, and was a lady highly respected by all as a good christian. She was the widow of Hiram Kinkade. Two sons, James and Nelson, one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Mellissa) King, and many other relatives survive. 1899 (contrib. by Source #28)
Kingsley, Frank Bert of Wheeler, b. 1875. Death reported 19 Sep 1944
Kinsel, Joseph - Also on last Monday evening, at about 3 o'clock, of dyptheria, Joseph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lew Kinsel, aged about 3 years. Oct. 8, 1874
Kinser, Charles H. J r- William Black and Mrs. Otis Miller were in Terre Haute, this week, called there by the death of their nephew, Charles H. Kinser Jr., who died from an illness of measles and influenza. His age was about 18 years. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Kinser, and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Black of Newton. He was a young man with a bright and promising future, and his passing is sincerely regretted. The Newton Press, March 26, 1920- Source #33
Kirk, Cora - infant, Nov. 19. Reported May 2, 1888
Kirk - J.F. Kirk's child died Saturday. Willow Hill, November 23, 1887
Kirk, Mrs. Jane - wife of James, died in childbirth 10:00 Sunday last. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge graveyard. Newton Press, May 20, 1875
Kirkendall, Mrs. Charlotte - an old and highly respected lady is lying at the point of death. Her age is 80 years. Latona - Newton Press, June 13, 1888
Kirkham, Henry - aged 84 years and about 6 months, died Sunday evening [Nov. 24, 1907] at the family home in North Muddy. Deceased was born in Harrison Co., Ind., in 1823; moved to Sullivan Co., Ind, when a boy; thence to Crawford Co., Ill in 1875; and to Jasper county in 1881, residing in North Muddy township since then. Deceased is survived by his wife [Jane] now in her 75th year; four out of five children, John M. of Marysville, Wash., twin brother William E. of near Latona, Rice of North Muddy, and Mrs. Leroy (Mahala) Green of East St. Louis; and many other relatives. A brother, Jonathan Kirkham, lives in Newton. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kirkham celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary recently. Mr. Kirkham was a good citizen, worthy and well respected. He leaves a large circle of friends, who will regret to hear of his demise. Funeral services by a Baptist minister today and interment at Wheeler.
Kirts, Mrs. Elizabeth of Ste. Marie, age 83. Spouse: Henry Kirts. Death reported 9 Jan 1945.
Kittle, Dallas Faye was KIA 19 Feb in Luxembourg. Death reported 9 Mar 1945
Kittle, William - died September 25, 1916 or 1917; age 53 years, 9 months, 19 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Klier, Frank (Wednesday, July 27, 1881), Died on June 29, 1881 about 3 AB miles west of
Newton. Born on Dec. 17, 1850 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Aged 30 years, 5 months, and 19 days. Had a brief congestion.[Contributed by Source #4]
Knepper, Perry C. - a prominent and well-to-do farmer west of Newton four miles, died early this morning at the family home from tuberculosis, which he fought against for several years taking a treatment of several months at the Woodmen Sanatorium at Colorado Springs, where his health improved so much that for a time it was believed that he would recover.
Deceased was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, July 22, 1876; came to Illinois with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Knepper; married in young manhood to Miss Lola Lesser, who survives him, as do also their three children, Raymond, Nellie and Madison. In addition there is a sister and brother living, Mrs. Mary Grove, and Chas. V. Knepper, besides other relatives. Funeral services at Kedron, Thursday forenoon, Rev. Noah Bunton in charge, and interment at the Toland cemetery. Newton Press, March 12, 1917 [Source #33]
Knox, Isaac - aged 80 years, died at Worthington, Ind., May 1  from lagrippe. Mr. Knox was the father of Mrs. W. F. Evans, of this city. N.P. obit May 13, 1891
Kolb, Mrs. Anna Died in Ste. Marie at her home. Born July 17, 1857. Married to L. W. Kolb on Nov. 16, 1875. Husband and three children survived her. Died from disease of the lungs.[Contributed by Source #4]
Koons, Jane, 62 yrs., 2 mos., July 8, 1888
Koontz, Andrew J. - died Feb. 2, ; age 85 yrs, 3 mos, 30 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917. [Obit Source #33: Andrew J. Koontz, an honored, pioneer of Jasper county, died at the family homestead in Wade township northwest of Newton, Friday morning as announced in the Press that day.
Mr. Koontz, a well-to-do farmer, was born in Page Co., Va., Oct. 8, 1831; came to Jasper Co., Ill., in 1853; married to Miss Julia Kibler, April 10, 1857; and joined the silent majority, Feb. 2, 1917, aged 85 years, 3 months and 30 days.
Mr. and Mrs. Koontz were the parents of nine children, seven of whom, including their venerable mother, are living, viz:
David, Hutchinson, Kas.; John, Lamar, Col.; Mollie (Mrs. R. A. Isley), near Wheeler; Isaac L. and Lillie, (Mrs. Frank Ryder), near Gila; Dora (Mrs. Hugh Melton), Mandan, N. D.; and Clinton S., Mattoon.
One son and daughter, George and Ida (Mrs. T. J. Foust) are dead.
There are also living 45 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Mrs. Koontz, the faithful wife and companion through nearly 60 years of wedded life, is seriously, perhaps fatally, ill.
Mr. Koontz was a sturdy, well-respected citizen. His home was a place fore open hospitality, and his descendants are and have always had an active and leading parts in the agricultural and commercial affairs in this vicinity. We have known him since our boyhood, and can testify to his upright character and neighborly friendliness. Funeral services will be held this forenoon, conducted by Rev. C. F. Hammerick of Claremont, at the Slate Point Lutheran church, and interment in a nearby cemetery.
Koontz, Mrs. Andrew J. - nee Julia Kibler, a venerable and esteemed woman of many virtues and Christian graces, died Tuesday night, following her husband's death, five days earlier. Surviving are seven children and many other relatives. The Newton Press, February 9, 1917 [Source #33]
Koontz, Elmer H. - son of Liberty and Eliza Koontz, b. in Jasper County November 25, 1893 and died at Montrose, Nov. 19, 1927, aged 33 years, 11 mos. and 24 days. He m. Emma Foltz in March 1918.... Survivors include his wife, father, step-mother, five brothers, two sisters, one step-brother and two step-sisters: Mrs. Ethel Larson of Hazen, North Dakota, William Koontz of Rose Hill, Lea Koontz of Newton, Floyd Koontz of Gary, Ind., Lloyd Koontz of Toledo, Mrs. Mabel Whiteside of Decatur, Delbert Koontz and Bernandine Hunt at home, Eugene Hunt and Mrs. Gladys White of Rose Hill. Funeral services were held at Montrose and the remains were taken to Kern cemetery.... Nov. 22, 1927
Kratz, James Piatt Jr. KIA 4 Sep 1944 in Belgium. Death reported 9 Mar 1945
Krause, Mrs. - wife of Mr. Valentine Krause, died on the 12th. She was born in April 1801 and had been a resident of the Bend for more than 40 years. April 22, 1883. DARK BEND [contrib. by Source #28]
Kuhl, Joseph John - age 72 of Bogota died January 13, 1968 at Newton. Rev. Fr. Walter Myerscough officiated at the funeral services which were held at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin. The Flagg Funeral home was in charge of the service. Mr. Kuhl was born to John and Marian (Dasch) Kuhl on 30 July 1895 in Clay county. On 18 Feb, 1919, he married Helen Ament, who survives him. Other survivors include 2 sons, John and Ernest, 2 brothers, Dan and Ted; 2 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Klingler and Mrs. Carrie Suess, and ten grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. Excerpted from Newton-Press Mentor, 15 Jan 1968
Lake, Mrs. Margaret Ann Vorhies was born July 17, 1833, in Mercer Co., Ky., and died Feb. 24, 1917, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Susie Chesnut, Winterrowd, Ill., aged 83 years, 7 months and 17 days.
She was married to John Lake, Sept. 16, 1857. To this union ten children were born, four dying in infancy. Harriet E., born March 20, 1869, died Feb. 27, 1877; Amanda J., born April 18, 1862, died October 27, 1881. Those left are Thomas of Montrose, Colorado; William Lake and Susie Chestnut, Winterrowd; and Dora Tarr, Wheeler. Her husband died 4 years ago, since which she has made her home with her daughter. Newton Press [Source #33]
Lake, Margaret Ann - died Feb. 24, ; age 83 yrs, 7 mos, 7 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Lamb, Miss Julia b. 1870. Death reported 5 Jan 1945.
Lambert - small child of Minnie Lambert's died Sunday evening east of Rose Hill and was interred Monday in the Hunt & Cummins cemetery. Death reported Sept 23, 1891
Lambird, Walter E. - d. in Rochester, MN (Mayo's Clinic) after an operation for a tumor. He was b. 1898. Son of John W. Lambird. Death reported 19 Sep 1944
Lamkin, George of near Dundas, age 80. Death reported 17 Nov 1944.
Lamkins, Thomas J. - died Sep ?, [1916 or 17]; age 94 yrs, 2 mos, 9 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Lanbert, Columbus - 28 years old, died at his father in law's residence 4 miles south of Ste. Marie Febrary 22, 1875 of consumption. He left a wife and one child.
Lancaster, Josie - wife of Seneca Lancaster of South Muddy, died on the 4th inst. She leaves a husband and five children. Newton Press, Wednesday, May 13, 1891
Land, Mrs. Tabitha Jane (Wednesday, December 13, 1882), died on Wednesday, December 4th, at Point Pleasant. Born in Kentucky. Died in her 68th year. Married to Wm. H. Land who was a pioneer of Jasper county. [Contributed by Source #4]
Lane, W. D. (Wednesday, March 3, 1880), died at 5 p.m. on Friday five miles west of Newton at his son-in-law A. J. Strole's home. Was in his 68th year. Moved to Jasper county about 23 years ago. About 5 years later, moved to Clark county, Illinois. Had recently moved back to Jasper county. Buried in Kibler graveyard. [Contributed by Source #4]
Langdon, David - a respected citizen of Grove tp., and an old contributor to the columns of the PRESS, departed this life at his home on Thursday last. Newton Press, Mar. 15, 1877
Langley, Isaac - died last Monday morning of winter fever, aged around 60. March 13, 1874
Lanner, Chris - committed suicide by hanging in Olney. Newton Press, March 7, 1888
Lanter, S. S.(Thursday, August 24, 1878), had a "lingering illness of typhoid fever". Died on Tuesday, August 13, 1878. [Contributed by Source #4]
Large, Joseph E. - died at Wheeler, Friday after an illness of nearly 18 months of dropsy. He was one of the first to locate in Wheeler and was postmaster there for quite awhile. He leaves a wife and two or three children. Interred with the honors of the Odd Fellowship. Feb. 18, 1891
Larimer, Thomas R. - of Crooked Creek, died yesterday. He leaves a wife and one or two children... He spent time in Denver, Col., and other western mountainous resorts in the vain hope of curing himself of consumption. Deceased was a brother-in-law of Sam Moore of this city. Aug. 12, 1891
Laugel, Julia - : "Saddest Accident in Years: Friday night at about 8:00 o'clock while Miss Julia Laugel was using coal oil to start a fire in the parlor stove the oil in the can exploded and saturated her clothing and she was burned almost to death--lingering in great agony until 2:15 a.m. Saturday, when her spirit passed from life to eternal sleep.
Deceased was 27 years of age, graceful, educated, accomplished and of such a generous nature as to be a favorite in the community. She was a noted worker in the church and its allied assosciations, and had always been a leading member of society in the village where she lived and throughout that part of the county where she was best known. Her untimely deamise, and shocking manner in which it occurred, has caused the silent tear of sympathy to flow from many an eye that never saw her.
Surviving are her father, blind and tottering on the brink of the grave after a long and honorable career as a citizen and man of business; brothers Severine F. and Augustus J. of Newton, and John of Bushnell; sister Louise; and many other relatives; and to these the Tribune extends its sympathies in the hour of their affliction." [Ste Marie Tribune, January 15, 1904. Contributed by Source #68]
Laugel, Mrs. Mary - of St. Marie, died the 11th. Her husband, 73 year old Mr. M. Laugel survives as well as three sons and 2 daughters. Feb. 22, 1893
Lawson, John - On last Monday evening our community was thrown into an intense state of excitement on receiving the intelligence of the death of a man by the name of John Lawson, on Monday morning, near St. Marie, and what rendered the misfortune more sad was the fact that the man had met his untimely end by the discharge of a shot gun in the hands of his son..... It appears that the father and son were out hunting for wild ducks and the son in drawing up the gun to shoot at some ducks accidentally let it discharge, the contents of the same taking effect in his father's head, killing him instantly. We understand that Lawson had some six or seven hundred dollars in his possession, and had sold his farm near Terre Haute and intended to purchase land here with the view of making this his future home. A jury of inquest was impanneled, Squire Pictor officiating, and after hearing the statements of the young man and considering the surrounding circumstances, returned a verdict to the effect that the unfortunate man had come to his death by accident. Newton Press, May 13, 1875
Layman, Miss Maggie J. - of Granville Township died on the 7th inst. of pneumonia after an illness of three weeks at the residence of her sister Mrs. Julia A. Goodman. The remains were taken to Hazel Dell for interment. Newton Press, March 14, 1888
Layman, Grandville A. - died Mar. 13, ; age 69 yrs, 10 mos, 28 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Layman, Stacy Jane - died Mar. 19, ; age 70 yrs, 5 mos, 16 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Leach, Mrs. Elizabeth - died at the residence of her son in law, J.F. Arnold, Friday morning at 5:15, aged 71 years, 8 months and 19 days. Deceased had resided in Newton for nearly 80 years. She was a member of the M.E. church and leaves a large circle of relatives to mourn her death. Two daughters, Mrs. S.R. Barker and Mrs. J.F. Arnold, survive her. Rev. J.P. Yungling conducted the funeral services at the M.E. church, Saturday after which the remains were laid to rest in the Newton cemetery. April 17, 1899
Leach, Joseph N. - of Indiana died Aug. 28. He was the brother of Richard Leach and a former citizen of Jasper. Sept. 10, 1890
Leach, Robert died Aug. 14, 1880 at 11 a.m. From England. Married in January 1856 to Miss McDaniel of Indiana. In 1864 married Mrs. Barton of Newton, Illinois. Buried in Redford Graveyard. [Contributed by Source #4]
Leach, Richard - of Granville twp, d. Apr. 30, 1891 of lung fever and was buried May 1, ¼ mile west of Yale.
Leamon, Capt. Wm. - a prominent citizen of Granville, died on Sunday. He was buried with Grand Army honors. Newton Press, December 25, 1889
Leanhart, Josephine - of Ste. Marie Twp, Newton Press, Aug 10 - Aug 17, 1881 [contrib. by Source #28]
Leffler, Minnie Bell - born in Decatur Co., IN 23 November 1867, died 1 November 1883 in Willlow Hill Township. She was the daughter of John and Emmaline Leffler who came to this county in 1873. She leaves 5 sisters, 3 brothers. Her brother Charles Edgar died at the age of 2 years 2 months and 20 days and is buried in Decatur County, IN. She is buried in Brockville Cemetery, Jasper Co., IL. [N.P. obit, contrib by Source #28]
Leggitt, Oren R. of Willow Hill, age 80. Death reported 16 Feb 1945.
Leinhart, Mrs. Lizzie - of St. Marie township, died at her home, Tuesday night. She was striken with paralysis a few days ago and died from its effects. A son and daughter survive her. Deceased was a devoted member of the Catholic church and died in the full faith of the Christian's hope. Sep. 7, 1892
Lenox, "Grand-ma" - d. on the 4th inst. She was sick but a few days. Interred in Mound Cemetery. Newton Press, Dec. 10, 1890
Lesser, Henry - Prominent Citizen Gone..... Henry Lesser was born in Jackson Co., Ohio, Aug. 23, 1939, and departed this life at his farm residence west of Newton, June 3, 1912, at 6:25 p.m. aged 72 years, 9 months and 11 days. Deceased came to Jasper county in 1864, and was married to Lovie J. Whitehurst, March 10, 1867. They were the parents of one child, Lola L. now Mrs. P. C. Knepper. He is also the foster father of May Dow. Surviving are the bereaved wife and daughter, three grand-children, one brother, five sisters and many other relatives. Funeral services Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Kedron, conducted by Rev. Noah Bunton. The Newton Press, June 4, 1912 [Source #33]
Lett, Infant - child of J.W. Lett of Gila. reported Feb. 15, 1893
Letsinger, Eliza C. - wife of Frank, departed this life at the family residence in Newton, Friday morning, after a long illness of consumption, aged 32 years. Mrs. Letsinger was the mother of four children who with her husband and a host of friends are left to mourn her death. Rev. J.R. Wright conducted the funeral services on Saturday and the remains were interred in the Newton cemetery. Newton Press, Feb. 19, 1890
Leturno, Henry F. - North Muddy, May 11 . Death reported Sep 17, 1890
Levitt, Lena Leona - passed on at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lottie Barnes, in Newton Monday morning following an illness of more than a year. She was 75 years of age. Funeral services were held at the Reese Funeral Home this afternoon at 1 o'clock, with Rev. J.E. Spencer of Hidalgo officiating. Interment will be in the Hurricane Cemetery, north of Greenup. Mrs. Levitt was born in Charleston, Ill., but had been a resident of this county for some 31 years. Besides her husband, Tom Levitt, she is survived by six children: Mrs. Pearl Kincaid, Mattoon: Mrs. Campbell, Peoria; Mrs. Lottie Barnes, Newton; Frank Levitt and Arthur Levitt, Newton and Tony Levitt, who is serving in the U.S. Army. Besides the services held here, short funeral services were held at the graveside. Newton Mentor-Democrat 25 Mar 1943 Contibuted by ILMasterGardener@aol.com
Levitt, Thomas - Tom Levitt, one of the most widely known men in Newton, died at his home near Peterson Park yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, following an illness of some two weeks. Mr. Levitt was about 80 years of age and had lived in Newton and Jasper county for a number of years, coming here from a farm near Charleston. According to present plans the funeral services will be held at the Parker Funeral Home in Newton probably Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, following which the body will be taken to a cemetery south of Charleston for interment. Mr. Levitt is survived by six children, namely, Mrs. Pearl Kincaid, of Mattoon: Mrs. Campbell, of Peoria; Mrs. Lottie Barnes, of Newton; Frank Levitt and Arthur Levitt, Newton and Tony Levitt, who is serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Levitt was a familiar figure around the court house where he and a number of his aged associates spent a good portion of the day, reminiscing and discussing present day affairs. Newton Mentor-Democrat 4 Jan 1945. Contibuted by ILMasterGardener@aol.com
Lewis, James Jr., died Monday morning at home in west Newton. He leaves a young wife to mourn. August 26, 1891
Lewis, Laura M. - infant, 30 Sep. 1882 [contributed by Source #28]
Lewis, Mrs. Lydia - aged 87 years died at the residence of her son, John A., Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. She was born in the state of Maryland, living there until in 1876 when Mr. Lewis went to the old homestead and brought her to Newton to reside with him. About ten days ago she slipped and fell on the ice in the yard receiving injuries from which she never recovered. Religious services were held at the family residence on Monday at 9:30 a.m. conducted by Rev. J.D. Redder, after which interment occurred in the Newton cemetery. Newton Press, Feb 1, 1888
Lewis, Mary Jane - died Oct 27, ; age 80 yrs, 2 mos, 27 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Lewis, Mrs. Nancy - relict of Elder A.C. LEWIS and daughter of James and Lucy RIGDON, was born September 21, 1808 in Davidson County, Tenn; moved with her parents to Licking County, Kentucky at the age of six years and ten years later to Rush County, Ind.; from there to Illinois about the year 1850. She and her husband were two of the constituent members of the Hickory Creek R.B. Church in this county. She was baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist church at the age of 19, was married Nov. 18, 1828
Sister LEWIS departed this life Feb. 19, 1898, being 89 years, 4 months and 28 days old. She was the mother of five sons and seven daughters; three sons and three daughters survive her, and many kind friends mourn their loss.2 Mar 1898 [Contributed by Source #5]
Libotte, Edward - 56, a rural mail carrier of Gays, formerly of South Muddy twp, Jasper co., was shot twice by two bandits about midnight, Saturday night, in a filling station operated by himself and son on Route 16, and died at one o'clock on Monday afternoon in Memorial hospital, Mattoon. The bandits made their escape and the car they were driving was found about a half hour later in a ditch two miles northwest of Gays, in a wrecked condition. It was about ten minutes before midnight when two men appeared at the filling station. Libotte was asleep inside and the men awoke him, saying they wanted some gas. As he was getting it, one of the bandits struck him a blow on the head, a glancing one. He grappled with his assailant and the latter's companion ran up and shot him in the thigh, causing Libotte to loosen his hold. As he did so, the man he was struggling with shot him in the abdomen. Both men then ran to their automobile and got away. A posse was organized but did not catch them. Miss Ruth Libotte, a daughter of Libotte, who had just retired at the family home across the street, heard the shots and awakened other members of the family rushed out and found him lying on the ground, groaning. He was taken to the hospital at Mattoon, where his death occurred, Monday. The wrecked car was found to have been stolen about 7 o'clock on Saturday night from John Charnetzki of Decatur. Mr. Libotte, who was a brother-in-law of Dr. J.C. Clagg and Charles Smith of near Wheeler, resided in Jasper county about twenty years ago, and was well known to many people there. Newton Press, Aug. 31, 1926
Linthicum, Charles Ellis
Linthicum, William A., 87, a widely known retired farmer of Gila died 11 January 1968 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services were held at the Hiles Funeral Home in Greenup, with burial at Kerns cemetery. He is survived by his three children: Charles, Mrs. Mildred Bear and Mrs. Edna Groves, and by a sister, Mrs. Sarah Cooley. Excerpted from Newton-Press Mentor, 15 Jan 1968
List, Aaron M. - died March 7, ; age 67 yrs, 8 mos, 16 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917 [Obit Source #33]: A. M. List Fatally Injured in Falling from Barn Loft......A. M. List, a well-known and highly respected liveryman of Newton, was fatally injured about 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, in a fall from the second story of his barn, death following at 10 o'clock at night.
Mr. List had ascended the stairway to the loft and was engaged in lowering a sack of bran to be fed to horses, employing a block and tackle for that purpose, when the weight of the feed caused the overhead fastenings to become detached, and the rope he was holding jerked him, so that he plunged forward from the unbanistered mow to the concrete floor below, striking on the front of his head, partially crushing his skull and receiving other injuries from which he died some hours later.
Lou Semple was present when the accident occurred. He was carried home and Drs. Jack and Franke called in, but surgical aid could do him no good, as he was fatally hurt.
Deceased was born in Montgomery county, Indiana, June 23, 1849; married to Miss Charity Dougherty in young manhood; and they were the parents of six children, five of whom, with their mother, are living, viz:
Lennus, Charleston; Arnold, Peoria; Minnie (Mrs. Luther Wooden), Equality; Bertha (Mrs. Albert Spelbring) Milmine; and Roy at home, and in ill health. Miss Goldie, aged 14, died 15 years ago. In addition there are grandchildren and other relatives.
Mr. List, before locating in Newton and engaging in the livery business, was a farmer near Lis. That little hamlet was named for him, when the present I. C. railroad was built through Jasper county in the early 80s but the department at Washington got mixed up on the name and dropped out the letter "t", leaving it "Lis" instead of "List". He purchased the Lemay barn 10 to 12 years ago, and has since operated a feed, sale and livery business. A comfortable home, with pleasant surroundings, was occupied on Van Buren street south of the I. C. railroad, by himself, wife and son Roy.
Funeral services to be held at the family residence, conducted by Rev. Geo. A. Pflug, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10, after which the remains will be conveyed via rail to Wheeler for interment, train to leave Newton at 12:14, noon. The Newton Press, March 9, 1917
List, William W. - was born in Johnson county, Ind. And departed this life at his late residence near Lis, Ill., May 12, 1894, aged 74 years, 3 months and 16 days.
On Feb. 4, 1842 he married Miss Hannah Aten, and to them were born eight children, five of whom with their mother preceded him to the grave. He has been a resident of Illinois since 1853, spending nearly all of these years in Jasper county. He was a member of the Presbyterian church from his early boyhood and died in the faith once delivered to the saints.
He was well and favorably known as a peaceable, law abiding citizen and a kind and obliging neighbor. In his decease Jasper county loses another of its pioneers. Rev. J. R. Skinner of the Newton Presbyterian church conducted his funeral services at Hidalgo on the 14th inst. In the presence of a large congregation of sympathizing friends.
For kindness shown during the illness, the family of the deceased return sincere thanks to their neighbors and friends. The Newton Press, May 1894, Written for the Press. - Source #33
Lister, Adolph of S. Muddy Twp d. at Olney. He was b. 1878. Death reported 28 Nov 1944.
Lister, Mary E. - 5 years, 10 months and 10 days, April 25, 1888
Litzelmann, Anthony - died Jun. 1, ; age 82 yrs, 6 mos, 9 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Litzelmann, [infant] - An infant child of Joseph Litzelmann, jr., died on last Saturday morning, April 4th, and was buried in the St. Marie cemetery on the evening of the same day. [The Newton Press, Apr 10 1874]
Litzelmann, Joseph Sr. (Friday, April 3, 1874), Born Aug. 12, 1821 in Straburg, France. In 1837 came to America. Had been to Cincinnati where he had shipped some cattle and became ill with congestion of the lunges. Died 2 p.m. on March 27, 1874 at the Rawling House in Olney, Illinois. Buried in Ste. Marie cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]
Litzelmann, Joseph Jr. - His remains arrived at Newton from Monrovia, Calif. on the 5:31 train this morning, accompanied by his wife, father Joseph Litzelmann and brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Marshall. The funeral services will be held Saturday morning (tomorrow) at St. Thomas Catholic church. Interment will be made at Mount Calvary cemetery. January 9, 1920
Livingston, Frank of Bellair, age 87. Death reported 5 Jan 1945.
Lockhart, Lucinda - died Oct. 5, 1916; age 69 yrs, 9 mos, 5 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Logstons, infant - son of Joseph Logstons died on the 5th inst., aged 15 mos. Interred Bethel cemetery. Yale, July 30, 1890
Lollar, Ephraim - died at Ingraham on the 25th ult., aged 74 years, 4 months and 25 days. He was a man well known and highly respected. Elder Geo. M. and L.S. Lollar, of Wheeler, are sons of his. January 9, 1889
Long, Aden K. - of North Muddy Twp., Newton Press, Aug. 17 - Aug. 24, 1881 [contrib. by Source #28]
Long, Albert Francis - d. Jan. 14, 1891, aged 18 years, 9 mos., and 19 days, of pleurisy and pneumonia. Newton Press Jan. 21, 1891
Long, George - died Oct. 14, 1916; age 67 yrs, 6 mos, 2 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Long, George Washington - a well known resident of South Muddy Township, passed away at the Olney Sanitarium, Thursday, after a month's illness from kidney and bladder trouble. He was born at Wellston, Ohio, January 12, 1853, coming to Jasper County about fifty years ago where he has since resided.
He is survived by two sons, Charles B. and Jesse Long, and one daughter, Mrs. Ira [Della] Kincaid, all of Wheeler vicinity; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Phillips and Mrs. Lottie Reed of Wellston; six grand-children; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at Kedron Church at 2:00 this afternoon, and interment will be in Toland Cemetery. Rev. James T. Story will officiate. The Newton Press, Newton, IL Friday, August 18, 1933 [Contributed by Source #34]
Long, Jackson - an old and highly respected citizen died Thursday, the 24th (Nov. 1877) inst. of lung fever. His remains were interred in Latona cemetery. Deceased leaves a loving and ever affectionate wife and family. Newton Press, Nov. 30, 1877
Long, James F - (d Mar 17, 1936 ) Funeral services for the late James F Long, 77, a resident of Clallam County for 52 years, who died at his Freshwater Bay home Tuesday, will be held Saturday, Mar 20  at 2pm at the Christman Mortuary. The Odd Fellows lodge will conduct the services, assisted by Rev. C E Fulmer. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
James F. Long was born at Willow Hill, Illinois, Oct 4, 1858. He came to Clallam County in 1884 when Washington was a territory and Dungeness was the county seat of Clallam County. It was in 1885 that Mr. Long homesteaded the ranch on which he lived until his death. The original log cabin he built when he started clearing a home out of the wilderness remains on the place. The late Mr. Long always took an active part in social and community affairs and had a wide circle of friends among the old time residents. He was a regular attendant at Pioneer Association reunions and liked to tell of his early experiences. Mr. Long was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for over 40 years and was a charter member of the Rebekah lodge.
Mary E. Dinsmore and James F Long were married here in 1889. They had 8 children born to them, all of whom live in or near Port Angeles, except one son who is in the US Army. The surviving relatives are the widow and the following sons and daughters: William F Long; Mrs. I A Skavdal, Mrs. Charles F Dalton, Leo Long, Mrs. David Fairservice, Charles Long, Miss Frances Long, all of Clallam County and Bruce B Long at Fort McDowell, California. There are also 10 grandchildren. [Contributed by Source # 69]
Long, James S. son of Jackson and Polly (Kendall) Long, was born January 19, 1849, in Guernsey county, near Cambridge, Ohio, and departed this life at his home in Newton, June 3, 1941, at the age of 92 years, 4 months and 15 days. He was the oldest of a family of nine children, all of whom preceded him in death. He came to Illinois in 1861 with his parents in a covered wagon. He professed his faith in Christ and became of one the chartered(sic) members of the Kedron M.P. church before the present church was built and when services were being held in the log school house nearly seventy-five years ago. He was united in marriage to Miss Martha Deming, who preceded him in death. To this union were born nine children, of whom three are living: Dr. H. W. Long of Mattoon, Luther E. Long of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Omer (Bertha) Badger of Trojan, South Dakota. Later in life he was married to Mrs. Edna Kagay Wetherholt, who remains to mourn his death. Mr. Long engaged in farming and cattle raising on his farm near Newton until he retired. He was one of the oldest citizens of Jasper county and the life he lived would prove an example to all those who knew him. June 7, 1941 of the [Newton] Press [Contributed by Source #62]
Long, Martha J. - died Jan. 20, ; age 63 yrs, 13 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917 Mrs. Geo W. Long. Obit [Source #33]: Martha J. Long was born in Jackson county, Ohio, January 7, 1854 and departed this life Jan 20, 1917, aged 63 years and 12 days. In early life she united with the M. E. church at Union near the place of her birth. One son, Jacob G. Long, preceded her in death, in 1901. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, G. W. Long, two sons Jesse C. Long and Chas. B. Long and one daughter, Mrs. Adelia Kincade; four half sisters, Nancy A. Goddard, of Col., Malinda Potts, of Ohio; Rebecca Thompson and Electa Surlock, both of Illinois and one brother R. D. K. Price.
Long, Mary A. - [Info from death certificate contributed by Source #62] age 57 years 27 days, married, born Guernsey Co. Ohio, died Feb 18th, at 4 a.m. in North Muddy Township of Tubercular Melanosis after 12 days of illness. She was buried Feb 20, 1879 in Kedrin by undertaker Romine Dyson of North Muddy.
Love, Harvey N. - On Tuesday morning last, about half past seven o' clock, Harvey N. Love, Sheriff of this county, was suddenly taken ill in Dr. Franks Drug Store, and expired in less than a minute. The news spread with rapidity, casting a gloom over our town, and suspending, for a time, every trade and branch of business. Hundreds of sad faces attested the great loss our community had sustained, and the high estimation in which the deceased was held. Every possible expression of sympathy and heart felt condolence was tendered his highly respected, amiable, and well-nigh heartbroken family. But, alas! All was important- the generous kind and noble Harvey N. Love had been transported from Earth to a brighter and happier home in Heaven. Verily, "in the midst of life we are in death." May the God of the widow and the fatherless comfort and guard his bereaved wife and children. Mr. Love was 35 years old, and had resided in this county 14 years. He was followed to his grave, on yesterday, by the largest concourse of people ever assembled here on a similar occasion, nearly all our business houses, stops, & c., closing out of respect for the lamented dead. "The Press", Wed, April 11, 1866
Love, John M. - A dispatch received today states that John M. Love was found dead in his bed in Peoria this morning, where he was attending the state fair. Uncle John has been a leading citizen of Jasper county for 40 years and has hundreds of personal friends who will regret to hear of his sudden and untimely death. He served one term as county surveyor and in other responsible offices of trust and honor. He lived a quiet, blameless, peaceable life, shedding sunshine wherever he went and was always cheerful, sociable and agreeable....He leaves a wife, one son, Drury R. Love, daughter-in-law, grandchild and many friends here and ---where to mourn his death. Sep. 28, 1892
Lovell, Mrs. Stanley (nee Ruah Weems) - formerly of this city, died at her home in Decatur on Thursday, October 31 of valvular heart trouble, aged 30 years. Married on October 17, 1915 to Stanley C. Lovell who survives her. Other survivors: father and mother of Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. L.T. (Ruth) Fitzgerald, Blackwell, Okla, and Mrs. E.M. (Jessie) Jasper, Newton; one brother, Louis O. Weems, Chicago. Interred at Fairlawn cemetery in Decatur. Newton Press, Nov. 8, 1918
Loving, Rev. Abraham R. - d. in Terre Haute - fmrly of Willow Hill. Death reported 20 Feb 1945.
Lovlace, Mrs. Mary - Born in Bullet county, Kentucky. Lived in Willow Hill. Had one daughter Mrs. Melom Bauguess. Died March 1, 1897. Aged 89 years. [Contributed by Source #4]
Lowe, Robert L. of Hidalgo, age 77. Death reported 29 Aug 1944
Loy (nee Rife) Ethel Margaret b. 1901. Death reported 6 Oct 1944
Lozier, Miss Adaline died on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock of typhoid fever. She was to have commenced school at Advance the next day. The remains were interred in the DeBeard cemetery. [Miss Lozier attended the Normal last summer in Newton and was perhaps the most robust, healthy looking young lady at school. She bid fair at that time to live many years of a busy, useful life.] Yale - reported 12 Oct 1887.
Ludlam, Miss Rosa - of Lake Bluff, aged 20 years, was instantly killed this morning [Oct. 8, 1891] by jumping from the 9 o'clock Milwaukee train as it rushed through Lake Forest.... Former resident of Newton and also of the Mineral Springs. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. T. Ludlum... Oct. 14, 1891
Lustig, Mrs. Martin - died at her home in Grove township on the 21st. She was a most excellent lady and the mother of Mrs. John John Grace, jr., who lives near Dieterich. July 31, 1889
Lyda, Michael - Last Sunday was the occasion of the burial of Comrade Michael Lyda, of Rose Hill at the Aten cemetery near here. He belonged to Co. D, 97th Ill. Vols and was always true to his flag. At the first charge on Vicksburg in '63 he lost his left arm. Besides that he was rendered almost deaf from service. He belonged to Post No. 158 of Rose Hill, which buried him with the usual ceremonies. They lose one of their best members. Comrade Lyda has shouldered arms and gone to march under the Grand Commander. He leaves a wife and five children and one brother with a number of friends to mourn his demise. Newton Press, February 15, 1888
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