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Obituaries and Notices of Death

Surnames M-O

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.


 

Mace, Frank - aged 22 years, suicided yesterday morning at the home of his parents in West Liberty. He was sitting in a chair in front of the house handling a large 48 caliber revolver which he turned towards himself and placing the muzzle to his forehead pulled the trigger, boring a great hole out of which flowed his brains saturated with blood. He has long been an invalid and it is supposed that despondency caused him to kill himself. Aug. 19, 1891

Madden, Satirah, 52 years, 10 months and 24 days, d. Oct. 5. Reported Oct. 19, 1887

Majors, James R. - infant, March 9, 1892. Newton Press, Wednesday, August 3, 1892

Mallison, Gracie - infant, died Jan 10, 1892

Mallinson, Joseph - 83 years, 11 months, 21 days, April 4. Newton Press, May 14, 1890

Maloney, William F. - former deputy postmaster of Newton, d. Friday October 25, 1918 in Chicago. Newton Press, Nov. 8, 1918

Mann, Mrs. Ed - died at East St. Louis, last week. She was a sister of Mrs. John Howell and Mrs. Gertie McKinney, of this city. 1893 [contributed by Source #28]

Mann, Martha Mrs. - died very suddenly last Sunday night at her home, about three miles northwest of Newton. She had been suffering with a tumor in the throat for some time. Sunday night, after retiring, she called for a drink of water. Her daughter carried it to her and just as she reached the bed Mrs. Mann fell in her arms and expired, from hemorrage caused by the breaking of the tumor. The funeral occurred Monday at the family residence, Rev. Chas. Yelton officiating. Newton Times-Mentor, May 21, 1884

Manning, Mary J. - wife of J.B., died at the family home in Smallwood township, Monday morning, after an illness of several days, preceded by a stroke of paralysis. Deceased, whose maiden name was Hughes, was born in Chester County, PA, and was in her 71st. year. Mr. and Mrs. Manning celebrated their golden wedding Aug. 22, 1900. To them eight children were born, of whom Charles, Grover, George, Mrs. Wm. (Clara) Wakefield, Harry, Mrs. Thomas (Jennie) Heady, and Mrs. Fred (Anna) Calvert are living. Funeral services at the residence Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Bert Edmondson, of the M.E. church, and interment at the Pleasant View cemetery in Richland County. Mrs. Manning was a grand, good woman, and her many friends will regret to hear of her demise. Newton Newspaper 1902 [Contrib. by Source #28]

Manning, William of Oblong. Death reported 27 Feb 1945.

Maples, George Henry, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Maples, was born Oct. 19, 1899 and died Dec. 26, 1918 after a brief illness of influenza-pneumonia, aged 29 years, 2 months and 7 days. He was married to Ada Brooks June 26, 1910. To this union was born one child, Ovid Lester, who with his mother, is ill with influenza. He leaves to mourn a wife and son, father, mother, brother Ira F. of Newton, sisters Mrs. Orlando (Della) Fear and Miss Dorothy at home and a host of relatives and friends. Interment Saturday, Dec. 28 at the Brockville Cemetery. Jan. 3, 1919

Mardis, Ethel R., infant, March 3, 1888

Mardis, Miss Ora - eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Mardis, died last Wednesday. Her remains were laid to rest in the Newton cemetery on Friday. Rooms No. 7 and 8 of the public schools were dismissed and the scholars attended the funeral out of respect to her memory... Nov. 23, 1892

Marker, Mordacai - died Oct. 15, [1916]; age 72 yrs, 4 mos, 15 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Marker, Reuben - a son of Lafayette and Nancy Foster Marker, was born in Jackson county, Ohio, September 26, 1855, and departed this life February 17, 1933, aged 78 years, 4 months and 22 days.
He was united in marriage to Miss Jane Stanley in 1885, her death occurring about forty-five years ago. To that union were born two children, Mrs. Francis Clark, and one son Jesse Marion Marker, who died in infancy. There survive four grand-children, William, Alvin, Stanley, and Pearl Hudson; four great grand-children; other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the family home, Saturday afternoon. Interment was in Toland cemetery at Kedron. The Newton Press, Tuesday, February 21, 1933 (Contributed by Source #33)

Marklin, Mrs. Sarah- mother of Mrs. All Hammer and A. Tevis died February 8 at her sons residence. She was 52 yrs old. Burial in the Cummins Cemetery. ROSE HILL, 13 FEB. 1884 (contrib. by Source #28)

Marrs, Anna - wife of Thomas, died at the family residence...after an illness of several months of consumption....Mr and Mrs. Marrs were married in 1888-9 and lived happily together... Services were held this morning at St. Thomas church by Father Molitor and interment at the Catholic cemetery. April 27, 1892

Marshall, Hannah J. - wife of Thomas H., died at the family residence one mile south of town, Saturday, and was buried at the Newton cemetery Sunday. She had been sick for some time. Mrs. Marshall was the mother of four children, who with her husband, survive. Jan. 16, 1889

Marshall, James D. - d. in Effingham, age 76. Death reported 1 Sep 1944

Martin, Henry W. - On the 1st inst., of Typhoid Fever, Henry W. Martin, aged 16 yrs, 11 months and 14 days. N.P. Friday, Dec 7, 1866

Martin, James - an old and highly respected citizen of Granville twonship, died last Thursday night and was buried at the Cummins grave yard Friday. Mr. Martin was a resident of this county for more than forty years, and was held in great esteem by his wide circle of friends and acquaintances. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss. Newton Times-Mentor, May 21, 1884

Martin, Jeffie - son of T.J. Martin, died at his father's residence April 29 [1872] of congestion of the lungs. May 10, 1872 Newton Weekly Press

Martin, Dr. Lewis of Newton, age 85. Death reported 16 Feb 1945.

Mattingly, Thomas L., infant. Newton Press - Nov. 7, 1888

Mason, Jacob - died at his residence in Willow Hill on Dec. 30, 1874, aged 89., Member of M.E. church for over 60 years. N.P., Thursday, January 14, 1875

Mason, John - whose illness we noted last week, died at Nashville, Tenn. Friday morning at 2 a.m. His sons Eph and Gib and Dr. J.H. Maxwell were present at his death; his son Phil reached him as his remains were being brought to this county on the train. Deceased was one of the wealthiest and best known citizens of Jasper county. He owned several hundred acres of fine farming land, well stocked with horses, cattle and swine and was for several years president of the People's Bank in this city, retiring from the latter institution in 1886. ... Mr. Mason was aged 60 years, 6 months and 21 days at the date of his death. He had been married three times and leaves several children, most of them grown, living in Morth Muddy township. Sunday his remains were taken in charge by the Masonic lodge of this city, of which he was a member, and conveyed to the Fairview cemetery near Gila, where they were laid to rest with the impressive ceremonies of that order. Nov. 27, 1889

Mason, Mrs. John - We regret to hear of the death of Mrs. John Mason, which sad event took place week before last. Jan. 27, 1876

Matheny, Elizabeth - wife of Rev. Reuben Matheny. Granville Twp. Death reported Thursday June 10, 1875

Matheny, James H. - died May 8, [1917]; age 64 yrs, 2 mos, 11 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Matheny, Dr. Samuel B. - Died at his residence in Gila, Ill. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1891, at 2 o'clock and 45 minutes. Dr. S.B. Matheny, aged 61 years, 6 months and 14 days. Born in Licking County, Ohio; and was married March 29, 1849 to Miss Sarah A. Soyern, who survives him. To them were born 10 children, of whom 6 are still living. He was apprenticed to the carpenter's trade which he followed until 1855, when he commenced the study of medicine under Dr. Norman Comstalk; after 3 years of study he began the practice of his profession near Rose Hill, Jasper county, Ill., where he remained until 1871, when he moved to Grove township where he continued his practice until up to the time of his death. His remains were interred in the Fairfield cemetery, Oct. 7 at 3 o'clock p.m. Newton Press, Oct. 14, 1891

Matheny, Thad died on the 19th of milk-sick. His remains were interred in the Leamon cemetery Saturday. Yale - Newton Press, July 29, 1889

Mathews, Mrs. Nora d. at Evansville - Death reported 7 July 1944

Mathews, Mrs - wife of James. She was a very old and esteemed lady. March 18, 1875

Matlock, Prosper F. - son of Josiah and Julia, was born in N. Muddy twp July 11, 1893 and died Dec. 1, 1926 of pneumonia. He married Nola Mardis on June 19, 1919 and had 2 children, Violet Esther, age 7 and Zealous Worthy, age 2. Other survivors include a brother Joseph of near Winterrowd and sister Mrs. Dorsa Field of Newton. Interred at South Muddy Cemetery. Dec. 10, 1926

Matlock, Susan - died Jan. 17, [1917]; age 94 yrs, 4 mos, 2 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Matthews, Milton - d. Thursday quite suddenly in a store at Mattoon. Newton Press, August 17, 1916 (1926??)

Maulsby, S.B. - who made Newton his headquarters the greater part of the time during the past three or four years, died very suddenly at Neoga, on the 27th ult. Mr. S. was a clever, energetic, genial hearted business man, and the announcement of his death was received here with deep regret. He leaves a wife and three children, a father and many friends to mourn his departure. Newton Press, May 6, 1875

Maxwell, James H. - d. c. May 1877, interred in Vanderhoof cemetery. He was the borth of Dr. and Wm. Maxwell. May 10, 1877

Maxwell, Mrs. - Wife of George, lived 3 ½ miles Southeast of Newton, died Wednesday morning of the present week, of puerperal fever. Feb. 15, 1877

Maxwell, Mrs. Martha - nee Martha Utter. b. Marysville, Blount Co., TN, d. Aug 20, 1892, aged 86 yrs, 11 mos, 14 days. She married Wm. Maxwell in 1825 and they came to Jasper county in 1852. They had 11 children, 6 boys and 5 girls. Her husband died in 1862. Surviving are Dr. J.H. and W.C. Maxwell, Mrs. John Banta, Samuel of Kansas, Mrs. Geo. P. Doors (?) of Olney and Mrs. Jane Russell of Paris, IL. Interred in Vanderhoof cemetery. August 24, 1892

Maxwell, Rosa - daughter of Wm. C. Maxwell, died July 2, 1874, aged 10 yrs and around 3 months. N.P., July 9, 1874

May, John (Wednesday, March 3, 1897), lived southeast of Newton, born March 3, 1824 in
Stark Co., VA, but moved when quite young to Ohio. Married in 1864 to Margaret Mitchell and had 5 children. Margaret died in 1887. He died 2 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 1897 on his farm. Children were Winston May, Clarence May, Mrs. Ida Reed, Mrs. Olive Swick, and Maggie May.
[Contributed by Source #4]

Mayo, Mrs. Mary E.-- died Saturday, November 27, 1880 at 3:30 p.m. First husband was William Nigh; came with him from Lawrence county Indiana in 1853. William died in 1857. In 1857 married Winston Mayo who died 12 years later. She had seven children when he died. Buried in Newton Cemetery.
[Contributed by Source #4]

Mayo, Winston - an old and esteemed citizen and merchant, died at his residence at 11:00 yesterday. He had been sick but a short time and up to Wednesday evening, hopes were entertained of his recovery. Disease: winter fever Feb. 4, 1870

McCain, Mrs. William - of Grandville twp, death occurred early this week at the home of her son Lyman McCain, northeast of Yale. Interred at Bethel cemetery, Thursday morning... She was the widow of the late William McCain and was about 82 years old. Survived by several children, Lewis C. and Lyman McCain and Mrs. Fred Sempsrott of Jasper county, and others whose names and residences are unknown. Mr. & Mrs. McCain were pioneers of Northeastern Jasper county. July 2, 1926

McCall, Chrisley "Cat Eye" (Wednesday, November 17, 1880), Died Tuesday, November 16, 1880 at 10:20 p.m.. About 56 years old. Born near Bridgewater in Rockingham county, Virginia. [Contributed by Source #4]

McCann, Peter - Uncle Peter McCann for many years a leading citizen of Fox township, died Sunday morning after a brief illnes. Deceased was a good old man. He was born in Ireland and came to this country when quite young. During a long and industrious life he had acquired a considerable amount of property. He leaves an aged wife and one son, James. To the bereaved relatives we extend our sincere sympathy. The funeral services were held Monday at St. Marie by Rev. Father Vernich. The burial was in the cemetery. there. Jan. 11, 1893

McCarthy, Eva Mae - 67, of Tumbling Shoals, Ark., formerly of Newton, died at 5:35 p.m. Friday (Feb. 11, 2000) at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Heber Springs, Ark.

McCauley, infant daughter of Geo. W., died Monday. Newton Press, July 24, 1889

McCauley, infant child of Geo. W. McCauley's died Thursday. Reported Wed., Oct. 8, 1890

McCauley, Mrs. Geo. W. - death mentioned in the Newton Press Sep. 3, 1890

McColley, George W. - b. 1865 in Crooked Creek twp. Death reported 6 Feb 1945.

McCauley, Winnie - wife of Geo. W. McCauley, died at the family residence in this city Sunday evening aged 23 years, 6 months and 21 days, leaving a husband, one child - an infant- a father, mother, (Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Brooks) sister, brother and many relatives and warm friends to mourn her death. Mrs. McCauley has been afflicted with consumption for several months and it has long been apparent to all who knew her that she was gradually drawing nearer to the grave...Services were conducted by Rev. J.P. Yungling and the remains laid to rest in the Newton cemetery Monday. Sep. 3, 1890

McClief, Wm. - aged about 77 years, died at his home, five miles north of Newton, Saturday evening last, of lung fever. Mar. 8, 1877

McCleave, [Unknown] - Willow Hill: Health has been very bad in this township during the last two months, and we are sorry to report the following deaths: A child of John McCleave, on last Tuesday, of spotted fever. N.P. Aug 6, 1874

McComas, Emily Eliza - d. Nov 2, 1923 in Crooked Creek Twp. [Contributed by Source #65]

McConaha, L.B.- assistant auditor of the Wasbash, Chester & Western Railway, died very suddenly Tuesday morning at 4:30 o'clock of heart failure at his home in Chester. Mr. McConaha had been enjoying excellent health of late and his untimely death comes as a great shock to his relatives and friends. He was 44 years of age and leaves a wife and five children, three daughters and two sons. ------
Effingham Democrat.........Deceased was a railway station agent in Newton years ago---at the time that the Peoria division of the Illinois Central was known as the Grayville & Mattoon Railroad. He was a nephew of Van McConaha, park keeper. The remains were taken to Kansas City for interment. The Newton Press Sept 9, 1902 (Contrib. by Source #28)

McConaha, Roy d. 30 Oct in California - formerly of Newton. Death reported 14 Nov 1944.

McConnell, Frank - Fell from a freight car on the P.D. & E. at Greenup and was run over and killed on the 10th ult. He was braking on the road and is said to have been a hard drinker. May 1, 1899

McCord, John William age 3, son of Mrs. Frank Worthey of Newton. Death reported 1 Dec 1944.

McCord, Mr. jun. - We are sorry to record the death of Mr. McCord, jun, of Willow Hill tp, who died of lung fever. The funeral took place on the 7th inst. Mr. McCord, sen., has been seriously ill of the same disease, but we are happy to say that he is improving. Later. We learned that Mr. McCord died Wednesday morning. He will be buried to day (Thursday) by the Hunt City Lodge, I.O.O.F. Jan. 18, 1877

McCormick, Mrs. - daughter of Dr. Stephen Stephens died at her home in Granville twp on the 25th. The deceased leaves a husband and one child to mourn. Oct. 5, 1876

McCoy, C.C. - of near Hunt City, was buried last Sunday. Jasper Co. Times, Wed. April 18, 1883

McCoy, Mary E. [nee Griffin] - born Feb. 2, 1843, d. Jan. 1, 1920, aged 76 yrs, 10 mos, and 29 days. She was born in Indiana and moved with her parents to Illinois in early life. Married Jan. 19, 1862 to Christopher C. McCoy, who d. April 14, 1883. Nine children, 3 of them preceding their mother in death: William E., Oscar S. and Perlina A. McCoy. Surviving children: Mrs. George (Olivia) Catterton of Tilton, Ark., Mrs. J.L. (Eva) Hargis of Hunt City, Mrs. T.L. (Lizzie Kibler) and Erza W. McCoy of Newton and Albert M. and Alonzo C. McCoyof Mattoon.... Jan. 9, 1920

McCoy, Wilbert A. formerly of Hunt City, b. 1857. Death reported 29 Sep 1944

McCoy, Willis - died June 18, 1874 of erysipelas. He was around 15 years old. Newton Press, July 2, 1874

McCullough, John - died Feb. 2, 1916 or 1917; age 58 yrs, 9 mos, 22 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

McDonald, Mrs. Sarah - (nee Mooney) died at the residence of her son, James A. McDonald, in Newton, on Tuesday, Jan 12, 1892 at 3:15 a.m. after a brief illness, aged 81 years, 4 mos and 28 days...b. in county Caaen, Ireland, Aug. 14, 1810; m. Archibald McDonald in 1839; came to America with her husband and located at Quebec, Canada in 1847; several children were born..Mr. McDonald, Sr., d. in 1858; in 1862, she removed to Rochester, N.Y. and in 1869 joined her son James at Greenup and three years afterward with him came to Newton where she has resided ever since....4 children survive her: James A. McDonald, A.C. McDonald, St. Louis, MO; John McDonald and Mrs. R.D. Dixon, Rochester, N.Y. Services were held at St. Thomas church today at 10 a.m. by Father Molitor, after which the remains were deposited in the grave at the Catholic cemetery. Jan. 13, 1892

McGarey, ? - The infant child of John McGarey died Saturday and was interred in the Catholic cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. McGarey have the sympathy of their friends. Newton Press, August 24, 1887

McGibson - We understand that a man by the name of McGibson, living in the north part of this county, was shot and mortally wounded while in Greenup a few days since by the Town Constable of that place. The shooting was done in a saloon. We are unable to give particulars, more than we learn that McGibson has since died. [The Newton Press, Jan 2, 1874]

McGinn, Mary A. - aged 30 years, Dec. 26, Fox twp. Newton Press, Feb. 5, 1890

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

McKean, John A. - congestion for several weeks. Born March 6, 1829. Married Louisa Campbell in Shelby county, Indiana in 1848. Joined M.E. church about 19 years ago. Died at his home 3 miles west of Newton at 2 a.m. on Tuesday. Buried in Pleasant Ridge graveyard. Wife and seven children survived him. (Thursday, November 30, 1876)
[Contributed by Source #4]

McKean, Orin O. - son of Franklin & Sarah E. McKean, died Dec. 12, 1874, aged 10 months and 8 days. N.P., Dec. 24, 1874

McKean, Zimariah - brother of A.H. McKean, of this place, died at the residence of his father, four miles southeast of Newton, at 6 o'clcok A.M. on Sunday morning last, of inflammatory rheumatism, after an illness of five weeks. Rev. C.E. Chamblin preached the funeral sermon. His remains were consigned to their last resting place in the Pleasant Grove burial gound on the following Monday. Newton Press, Nov. 5, 1874

McKee, ?: Samuel McKee's wife died on the 11th.
Yale, Newton Press, January 18, 1888

McKee, Mrs. Lydia - of Pawnee Co., Nebraska, departed this life at her home, Dec. 8, aged 35 years, 3 mos. and 21 days. She leaves a husband and two children. Deceased was a sister of Wm., Arthur and C. E. Holt and Mrs. Eb Osborn of this county.  Newton Press, Dec. 24, 1890

McKinley, Mrs. - The wife of our young friend Shanon McKinley died last Saturday. The remains were deposited in the Vanderhoof graveyard, on Sunday. Mr. McK. buried a child aged about six months, a few days previous. Nov. 30, 1876

McKinney, Ura (Mrs. Odom) - Ura Hepner was born in Jasper county, Illinois, Jan. 16, 1886, departed this life April 25, 1918, aged 32 years, 3 months, and 9 days. She was converted and united with the Baptist church at Bogota Dec., 1915 and showed by her life that she had been with Christ and learned of him and that her trust was all in her Savior. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and a friend of all her neighbors.

She was first married to Harry Rooks and to this union were born two children, Goldie and Harry. Her first husband and daughter, Goldie, preceeded her in death. She was next united in marriage on May 7, 1910 to Odom McKinney and to this union was born one child, Othy. Besides a husband, Odom McKinney, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Hepner, four brothers, Alba, Wilbur, and Jesse Hepner of Point Pleasant, and Shelby Hepner, of Casey, Ill; four stepchildren, Robert, Willie, Charley and Lee McKinney; also, a host of other relatives and friends whose sympathies are
indeed with the bereaved family. While we have lost her from our midst, she has gained her eternal home where
she will sing praises to her precious Savior for evermore. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Cox, after which the remains were laid to rest in South Muddy cemetery to await the ressurrection morning. The Newton Press, May 3, 1918 Page 1 Column 1 (contrib. by Source #24)


McLaughlin, W.C (or W.O.) - DIED. On Saturday morning last, at the residence of his father in this place, of general dropsy, W.C. McLaughlin, son of Dr. P.S. McLaughlin, aged twenty-two years.
Though his death was not unexpected, it cast a gloom over the entire community, and is deeply regreted by all who knew him, including many fervent friends, whom he won to unseverable friendship by his noble, kind and generous traits of character. The deceased first took ill of that loathsome and lingering disease, typhoid and pneumonia, which finally resulted in general dropsy, of which he died. His illness was of remarkably long duration, he having been confined to his bed about one hundred days before God's Guarding Angel rapped at the door of his dimicile and bade him take a last resting place in the regions of etherial glory. During his long period of illness he bore his afflication with unprecedented and christian patience, never failing to recognize and converse freely with his many friends who visited him daily. Though he knew that the nature of his disease was of such a serious character that it was impossible for him to survive long, the fact did not shock him in the least, but he resigned his soul to its Maker and died with a prayer that he would have the pleasure of meeting his many friends in heaven. He was well cared for during his sickness, being almost constantly atttended at his bed side by his kind father and mother whose paternal and maternal affection was only equaled by his infinite filial love. His funeral was preached at the Presbyterian Church in this place on the following Sunday by the Rev. S.J. Harrington, and his remains were interred in the Stuart graveyard, six miles west of town on the same day. The relatives and friends have the sympathy and condolence of the whole community. Newton Press, Tuesday, April 15, 1875

McLaughlin, Dr. P.S. - who departed this life Sunday, January 1st., 1882 was born in Champaign County, Ohio, on the 28th. day of April 1820, where he resided until 1856, when he removed to the state of Illinois and located at Atlanta, Logan County, at which place he resided until his removal to Jasper County in October 1861. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, in Springfield, OH, in the 24th. year of his age, and ever lived a Christian and exemplary life. In the year of 1847 he was joined in marriage to Miss Sarah A. Wilson. Six children were born to them, three sons and three daughters, one of whom they buried in Ohio, two in Logan County and three in Jasper County. The three buried in Jasper county were removed from the Stewart grave yard and now rest beside their father, at the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Dr. McLaughlin was a member of Atlanta Lodge of AF & AM and was also a member of Newton Chapter 109, Royal Arch Masons, by which body he was interred. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1882 (Contrib. by Source #28)

McMahon, Fannie - age 26, 06 Oct. 1882 [contributed by Source #28]

McMichael - By the explosion of a boiler in Shryock's mill, near Raeftown, a laborer named Mcmichael received injuries resulting in his death last week. Newton Press, 1883 (Contrib. by Source #28)

McNair, J. B. (Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1897), son of Thomas A. and Prudence McNair. Born Jan 19, 1839 in Decatur Co., Indiana. January 1849 moved to Willow Hill Township. November 1861 enlisted in Co. K, 32d Ill. Inf. April 7, 1864 on veteran furlough married Temperance O. Beazley, a stepdaughter of W. H. Eidson. Had a daughter Daisy (Mrs. Harry Wiseman). Died Jan. 1, 1897. Buried in Eidson graveyard.
[Contributed by Source #4]

McNair, Mrs - wife of John H. McNair of Willow Hill township, died Saturday last. Newton Press, Thursday, November 12, 1874

McNealy, Mrs. - wife of Samuel, of Willow Hill. Died last "Tuesday of this week". Newton Press, Thursday, November 12, 1874

McNeeley, Grandma (Friday, February 10, 1905), died Tuesday. Mother of Mrs. Frank Hite. Lived in Willow Hill.
[Contributed by Source #4]

McNeeley, Harrison - aged about 45 years, died at his residence in this place on Friday last, at about 1 o'clock p.m. His remains were buried in the Newton graveyard on Saturday. Mr. M. was an honest, hard-working man, and a kinda nd affectionate father. He leaves a wife and a large family of children to mourn his death. Newton Press, May 6, 1875

McNeely, Martha (Thursday, January 24, 1878), died last Tuesday morning of spotted fever. Died near Newton at James Langley's home. Daughter of the late Harrison McNeely. She was about 10 or 12 years old. Buried on Tuesday evening.
[Contributed by Source #4]

McNeely, William - aged about 14 years, was drowned in the river at this place on Monday morning last. The particulars of the unfortunate circumstance are about as follows: Some parties living on the north side of the river had just come across the bottoms in a skiff, which they drew up a ways upon the North apron of the bridge to keep it from floating away upon the tide, which was running very swiftly in a chute, or slough, in the vicinity of the river bank road. As they were leaving the skiff, several little boys came up to the place, and in the crowd was young McNeeley, who at once proceeded to step into the boat. His comrades, we are informed, endeavored to induce him not to venture out from the shore, but he answered that he could swim and was not afraid, and in making the reply, shoved the boat from its mooring, and in a twinkling was out in the current. About forty yards from the apron of the bridge the skiff partly careened against a fishing boat that was fastened to some bushes, when the boy then becoming alarmed, lost one of his oars. About thirty yards further down the current he became so frightened that he jumped from the skiff and made an effort to swim back to the fishing boat, but the water being very cold and swift, his exertions in that direction proved futile and he at once faced the opposite direction and commenced swimming after the skiff which, by that time, was some distance down the current; but a few moments had elasped however when he became exhausted and sank beneath the surface of the water to rise no more. Unfortunately there were no boats or rafts obtainable, nor parties present in time to save the little fellow from his terrible fate. However, Wilmotte Shay made a daring effort to reach him by swimming, but it was so late when he arrived at the bridge, and the water being so very chilly, that the boy sank before he had reached him.... May 11, 1876

McQueen, John - d. Jan. 23, 1891 at age 67 yrs. Newton Press, Apr. 22, 1891

McReynolds, John S. - d. at Denver, Col. on the 8th inst. He was formerly engaged in business here, married Miss Allie Stevens, whose death occurred in Colorado three years ago. Three children survive them. Deceased was a brother of Mrs. D.B. Brown. Feb. 18, 1891

McVeigh, Henry - died at the residence of his brother in New Liberty on the 20th inst. He was in his 29th year. Nov. 30, 1876

Meek, Mrs. Anna - of St. Marie died, leaving a husband and three children. Newton Press, Nov. 23, 1892

Meek, George W. d. in Charleston, b. 1863. Spouses were Jennie Eaton & Mrs. Emma Kibler. Death reported 19 Dec 1944.

Meeks, Evelyn Louise - 3 year old daughter of M/M Oscar Meeks of Robinson. Death reported 24 Nov 1944.

Meinhart, Giles of Island Grove, KIA in Germany. b. in 1920. Death reported 22 Dec 1944.

Meinhart, Michael - old and well-respected German citizen died the 12th. Aug. 20, 1890

Mehaffey, Maggie F. - daughter of J.W. & R.J. Mehaffey died Aug. 31, 1868 of congestive chill, aged 1 yr, 5 mos, 12 days

Mehaney, Myrta - 2 years, Jan. 5- Newton Press, Jan. 23, 1889

Melton, T. C. , Died this evening at about 11 o'clock. Died very suddenly at his Newton home. An old and respected citizen. [Contributed by Source #4] (Thursday, Nov. 16, 1876)

Melton, Bebe - son of the late T. C. Melton, died at his home in Newton at 1:30 Sunday last of spinal fever. Buried in Newton cemetery.
[Contributed by Source #4] (Thursday, January 4, 1877)

Melton, Mrs. John M. - of Crooked Creek township died yesterday morning. Deceased was a daughter of the late Judge James E. James, one of the prominent figures in the early history of Jasper county. Mr. Melton who is lying dangerously ill, has long been a leading citizen of the county and has represented Crooked Creek a number of times on the board of supervisors. They have several children, numerous relatives and an acquaintance coextensive with the county. Newton Press, March 28, 1888

Mendenhall, John G. - died Oct. 2, 1916; age 64 yrs, 6 mos, 2 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Meny, Charles - aged 80 years, 8 months and 24 days, died Monday and will be laid to rest Thursday morning at St. Peter cemetery, after services conducted by Rev J P Munday, Catholic pastor at St. Peter's church. Deceased was born in Alsace, France (now Germany) May 4, 1837; came to America as a boy; married to Miss Mary Michl; and is survived by her son Albert, daughter Mrs. Frank (Nora) Bowers, and one grand-child, Miss Bertha Wemmer. N.P. January 29, 1918

Merceret, Mrs. Amelia - of Willow Hill township, died Saturday, age 53 years. Deceased was the mother of six children, four boys and two girls, who survive her. Funeral services and burial at Ste. Marie, conducted by Rev. Father Virnich, Catholic minister. SEPTEMBER 26, 1883 [contrib. by Source #28]

Merceret, Frank L. - died Nov. 22, 1916; age 59 yrs, 7 mos, 28 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Merrick, Mrs Artella Hiles d. in Yale at age 70. Death reported 13 Mar 1945

Metcalf, John - died Mar. 14, [1917]; age 82 yrs, 6 mos, 25 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Meyer, Alice - died August 1, 1924 in Newton. [Contributed by #65]

Miers, Dorothy - wife of Henry Miers of Willow Hill twp, died Saturday, March 31, 1877 of pneumonia..... Funeral sermon preached by Rev. Mr. Collins at the Missionary Baptist church in New Liberty, with interment at the Stogswell graveyard. N.P. April 12, 1877


Michl (nee Eckl), Mrs. Anna Mary - b. 5 Sep 1890. Spouse: George Michl. Death reported 5 Dec 1944.

Michl, Mrs. John - died at home at The Bend, Ste. Marie last Monday. Burial was at St. Valentine's Cemetery. She is survived by five daughters: Mrs. C. Harris, Mrs. I. Harris, Mrs. Roy Wright, Mrs. Jacob Rennier of the Bend and Mrs. Mayme ---- of Kansas and one son John at home. Two children, Dora Seigler and Eugene preceded her in death. July 27, 1926

Mifford ?, Richard T. - Wade Twp. 1882 [N.P., contrib by Source #28]

Milam, Mrs. Alice of Hunt City, age 74. Death reported 2 Jan 1945.

Miller, Mrs. Amy of Hunt City, age 79. Death reported 16 Feb 1945.

Miller, Carlin O. of Dundas. KIA in the Phillipines on 21 Oct. Death reported 5 Dec 1944.

Miller, Mrs. Chas. P. - died at the family residence in Newton Sunday evening, after an illness of several days. Deceased was a lady highly respected wherever known. She leaves a large circle of friends, an aged husband and a family of children to mourn her death. The remains were taken to Grove township for interment. 
[The Newton Press, April 13, 1887]

Miller, Daniel Sr. - age 83, died at his grandson Jasper Miller's house in West Newton last Thursday night. He was taken to Claremont for interment. June 1, 1892

MILLER, EDNA L. -- 88, of Hot Springs, Ark., and formerly of Newton, (IL) died Friday, October 26, 2012, at her home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 3 at Mound Cemetery in rural Willow Hill (IL). Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements. [Olney (IL) Daily Mail, Oct 31, 2012]

Miller, Geo. V. (Wednesday, February 7, 1883). Member of the M.P. Church. For 30 years, lived near St. Peter. Died Tuesday morning. Had three sons and 1 daughter.
[Contributed by Source #4]

Miller, John - died Friday evening, Feb. 23d, of fever. The remains were buried at the Yager cemetery in St. Peter, on Sunday. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his death. March 1, 1877

Miller, John - son-in-law of Uncle John Yager, living northeast of town, died Friday last. Newton Press, Mar. 1, 1877

Miller, Dr. John (Wednesday, September 1, 1897), Died on August 28, 1897 in Colorado City, Colorado. Born on September 4, 1831 on Onion Prairie, Willow Hill Township (then Crawford county, Illinois). Married twice; 1. Lucy Ping with four children and son William D. Miller of Newton surviving him. Married 2. Mrs. Angeline Hayes with children Elisha and Mack of Newton, and James and Redmon of Colorado surviving him. [Contributed by Source #4]

Miller, John W. Sr., died Saturday and was buried in the Newton cemetery, Sunday. Rev. C.W. Sabine held services at the residence at 1 p.m. Deceased has been a citizen of Jasper ocunty for many years and has resided in Newton since 1882 we believe, except a short time when he lived at Decatur. He was a quiet and industrious and attended strictly to his own affiars. His death was the result of several years afflication with consumption. He leaves a wife and two sons Daniel and John, and an aged father... Dec. 9, 1891

Miller, Laura A. (nee Sims) - b. 1886. Death reported 12 Sep 1944.

Miller, Lillie - infant, Grove township. Death reported June 5, 1889

Miller, Lincoln J. - 27 years, February 16. Newton Press, February 29, 1888

Miller, Mary Jane [nee Farr] - born near Un_ostown, Pennsylvania, Jan. 12, 1826 and died Thursday night at 10:15 p.m., aged 93 years, 3 months and 11 days. She came when about _ years old with her parents to Terre Huate. Here she was married in 1845 to Alexander M. Eagleton and came with him to Jasper county where they settled in Grove twp. Seven children were born, of whom five, four daughters and one son, are living, viz: Mrs.Edward (Anna) Cox, Arthur; Mrs. L.H. (Priscella) Bridges, Champaign; Mrs. Charles S. (Eva) Deck, Newton; C.M. Eagleton, Champaign and Mrs. C.E. (Mollie) Pettyjohn, Almo, Mich. Mr. Eagleton died of camp fever in 1862 while a union soldier in the Civil War. She was married to Benjamin Miller who died in 1901, in March, 1866. Two children, both of whom died in infancy were born to them. There are surviving, besides the five children, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great granchild, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lemay of Casey. Funeral services will be conducted at Grace M. church in Newton tomorrow, by Rev. J.M. Adams. Interment will be at Kern cemetery beside her first husband. Friday, December 26, 1919

Miller, Michael - 43 yrs, 7 mos and 4 days, Mch. 27. Death reported May 16, 1888.

Miller, Mrs. George V. (Wednesday, March 15, 1882), joined the U. B. church in 1832. Married in 1833. Husband and four children survived her. Three children live in Arkansas and one in Jasper county. Aged 70 years and 5 months. [Contributed by Source #4]

Miller, Mrs. Geo. V. (Wednesday, March 8, 1882), died "Saturday morning last" 2 miles east of Newton on the Newton and Palestine Road at her home. Died between 4 and 5 o'clock.
[Contributed by Source #4]

Miller, Mrs. N. - of St. Marie, died last week after an illness of eight hours, Mr. Miller having died only one or two days previous, after an illness of 48 hours. Their disease was that commonly known as spotted fever. [The Newton Press, Feb 20, 1874]

Miller, Nick - Several persons have died recently in our neighboring town of St. Maries. Mr. Nick
Miller and a child of Caleb Acklin died there the first of the present week. [The Newton Press, Feb 13, 1874]

Miller, ? - Capt. T.K. Miller's wife died on Saturday. She was buried in the Miller graveyard Sunday. Willow Hill Newton Press, January 11, 1888

Millsap, M.J. W. - died Saturday night of lung fever. She was buried on Sday (sic) at the Stogsdell graveyard. Willow Hill: Newton Press, January 25, 1888

Mineo, Elizabeth C. - died April 17, [1917]; age 61 yrs, 8 mos, 20 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Minke, August - 23 years, June 2, Wade, near St. Peters. June 12, 1889

Mitchell, Eleanor V. - wife of Geo. W. Mitchell of N. Muddy twp, died March 19, 1877 of pneumonia. She leaves a six week old child. She was married June 20, 1872, at age 14 and was the mother of 3 children, 2 of them preceded her in death. Interred in Trexler cemetery. [March 22, 1877]

NEW Mitchell, Eli -- Now He's No Use to Anybody
Newton, Ills., June 16 - Eli Mitchell, aged 19, son of a well-to-do farmer, shot and killed himself in the presence of his sweetheart, while the two were in a buggy driving along the road home.  Mitchell had just left newton, where he had enlisted with teh recruiting officer as a member of the Fourth Illinois infantry, and was to leave Thursday for Jacksonville, Fla.  The girl wanted him to stay here, he wanted to go and finally, to end matters, he drew a revolver and put a bullet in his brain.  [The Rock Island Argus, 16 June 1898] 

Mitchell, Elizabeth - widow of James J. Mitchell, Sr., died at the home of her daughter, Rachel A. Brackney in Latona, August 30, 1888 8:30 p.m. after a long and painful illness of consumption. Remains interred in Latona cemetery... Services conducted at Kedron church Sept. 2... Was the daughter of Rev. Mathias Picket of Wellsville, Ohio where she was born May 9, 1817. Married at Railstown, PA, October 1, 1835 and came to Illinois in 1851 ... Reported Sept. 12, 1888

Mitchell, J.J. - an old citizen of our county, died on Tuesday, the 2d instant, with typhoid fever. Newton Press, Nov. 11, 1870

Mitchell, Mildred: 35 years, May 30, Smallwood. June 12, 1889

Mitchell, Orville Homer - a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell, was born in Crooked Creek township, September 10, 1842, and died at the family home in Grove township at one o'clock p.m., Sunday, August 26, 1917, aged 74 years, 11 months and 16 days... m. Miss Sarah Jane Hunt, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Hunt. 9 children, all of whom, with the wife, survive viz: J. Frank, Isaac N., Ira A., Margaret Allice (Mrs. W.E. Kibler), Ora E., Orville H., Everett E., Winona Ellen (Mrs. L.A. Raper) and Sarah Jane (Mrs. Raymond Hicks). The parents of himself and Mrs. Mitchell were pioneers and among the earliest settlers of Jasper county....Funeral services at Fairfield church, conducted by Rev. J.B. Prichard, 11 a.m. today and interment in a nearby cemetery. Aug. 28, 1917

Mock, C.P. - formerly editor of the Summer Press, and a brother of the present manager, died at St.Louis, on Wednesday, September 11; aged twenty six years. [unknown year, contrib. by Source #28]

Molitor, Rev. John - died Jan. 17, [1917]; age 71 yrs, 1 mo, 11 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Mondon, Ed - an aged and respected citizen of this vicinity and a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home northwest of Rose Hill on Wednesday afternoon, July 28, aged 83 years, 5 mos, 12 days...He is survived by his wife, daughters, Mrs. Ida Mendenhall of near Oblong and Mrs. Hattie Devall of Shobonier...He was born at New Bern, North Carolina Newton Press Friday, July 30, 1926

Money, Selina - Grandville Township's Oldest Resident Laid To Rest Thursday.....Yale, September 17, Mrs. Selina Money, age 95, passed away at her home Tuesday morning. Mrs. Money had been in failing health since shortly after the observance of the ninety-fith anniversary of her birth here last January 27, and death was due to the infirmities of old age. Besides being the oldest resident of Grandville Township, Mrs. Money had resided continuously on the Money farm seventy-three years.
Mrs. Money during her long and active life witnessed the advent of the telegraph, the telephone, the automobile, the airplane and the radio as well as the birth and development of the electric power industry. She is survived by one son, Will H. Money of Terrre Haute; four daughters, Mrs. Allie Morgan and Mrs. Byrd Hiatt of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Emma Matheny and Miss Doan Money of Yale. Her husband, the late Francis F. B. Money preceded her in death in 1881. Mrs. Synthelia Bridgeman of Oklahoma City and E. E. Tumelson of St. Louis are half-sister and brother. Funeral services were conducted from the methodist church in Yale Thursday morning by Rev. F. F. Otto of Oblong. Interment was in Bethel cemetery beside her husband. Newton Press, Sept. 18, 1936 [Contributed by Source #28]

Monfort, ---- A little child of Mrs. Montfort died Monday night last. Newton Press, Oct. 12, 1876

Monk, Ira of West Union, age 60. Death reported 19 Jan 1945.

Obituary, Newton Press, Newton, Jasper Co., Illinois; Tuesday, December 27, 1910

(NEW) Monroney, Mrs. Rebecca - died in Grandville township, Thursday evening, aged about 70 years. Deceased was the widow of the late S. J. Monroney and is survived by her daughters Mrs. Wesley Chapman, Mrs. L. C. McCain and Miss Maude Monroney, son Edward Monroney, sister Mrs. C. T. Snyder, brother Wm. McCabe, grandchildren and other relatives. Mrs. Monroney was a woman of many christian virtues and had a host of friends who will regret to hear of her death. [source #82]

Montgomery, Mrs. Sarah - (nee Cummins) died Tuesday last week. Her husband and several children survive. Interred in Brooks cemetery. May 4, 1892

Moomaw, Sarah M. - died Mar. 22, [1917]; age 65 yrs, 8 mos, 6 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Moomaw, Dr. Ora A. of Colorado Springs, CO, age 43. b. in Newton. Death reported 10 Oct 1944

Moore, Alice - Wade township, Newton Press, March 1, 1882 [contrib. by Source #28]

Moore, Elias - age 54, died at his residence in Crooked Creek twp, 1 ½ miles west of Plainfield, of consumption. He was born in Kentucky and his father died in Indiana. He came to Jasper County in 1858. Interment in Songer graveyard. March 18, 1875

Moore, Elijah T. - We regret very much to learn of the death of our old friend, Mr. Elijah Moore, of Crooked Creek township, who, at the time of his death, was holding the positions of justice of the township and postmaster at Plainfield. He was a member, in good standing, of the Crooked Creek Grange, and in his death it looses a valuable brother. The bereaved family has our heart felt sympathy. N.P. August 6, 1874 [Contributor Source #4 adds: Born in Kentucky. Wife was Mary E.. Died Aug. 1, 1874 at his home in Plainfield, Illinois. Buried in Ross cemetery.]

Moore, Infant: A baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Moore, only a few days old, died Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock at the family home south of town and was buried Wednesday at Riverside. Rev. Gillespie of the Baptist church had charge of the rituals. Friday, January 14, 1927

Moore, ---- A little child of Lee Moore's died Sunday morning of the present week. Oct. 17, 1876

Moore, Mrs. - wife of the late Dr. Moore, died with that dreadful -- of consumption at Casey.... [can't read what comes next due to splotch on the film, but the last words are ..."the coffin from the wagon; horrible"] Newton Press, March 9, 1876

Moore, Mrs. Taylor - Rose Hill, Ill., Jan. 19-Mrs. Jane Moore, wife of Taylor Moore, died at the family home one mile southwest of here early Monday morning, after a short illness with pneumonia. The Newton Press, January 1916, (contributed by Source #33)

Moran, Eugene Deems - born April 03, 1884 in Willowhill, Jasper Co., IL. Died October 20, 1971 in Marshall, Clark Co., IL. Buried in Bethal Cemetery, Yale, Jasper Co., IL.

Morey, ? : Willow Hill - A little grandson of C.F.M. Morey, of Granville, died Sunday night. Newton Press, July 20, 1887

Morrison, Sue Ann, infant dau of M/M Reuben Morrison - b. 2 Nov 1944. Death reported 6 Mar 1945

Morrow, Harriet - died Jan. 29, [1917]; age 73 yrs, 11 mos, 29 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Moshenrose, August (Gus), 86, of Newton, died January 13, 1968 at Newton following a severe stroke. Rev. Fr. Maurice Gavin officiated at the funeral services held at the Flagg Funeral home, with burial following at Mt. Calvary cemetery. Mr. Moshenrose was born 20 August 1881 in Jasper county, a son of Peter and Caroline (Shedlebower) Moshenrose. Prior to his retirement as a tin and sheet metal worker, he operated a tin shop with the Franke hardware store. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Emma Schutz & Mrs. Kathryn MacAleese. Three brothers preceded him in death. Excerpted from Newton-Press Mentor, 15 Jan 1968

Moschenross, Ignatzius - departed this life at his farm residence in St. Peter's Feb. 9, after an illness of eight weeks, aged 78 years, 1 month and 25 days. Deceased was born in the city of Hagenau, Alsace, at that time belong to France; immigrated to America in 1835, landing in New York; worked awhile in New Jersey; went from there to Louisville, Ky and thence to New Orleans; returned to Louisville at the close of winter and in 1838 or '39 came to St. Marie, where the Picquet's had started a town, he having been a schoolmate of Mr. Joseph Picquet, who was from his native town of Hagenau. He worked at the carpenter's trade in St. Marie and put up some of the first houses there. In 1841, he was married to Miss Mary Kessler, who survives him. To them 8 children, 5 sons and 3 daughters were born. One son died in his 14th year. The other children are all grown. In 1846 or '47 he located in St. Peter's and resided there up to the time of his death. July 26, 1891, he and his aged companion celebrated their golden wedding.... Thursday the remains were laid away in their last resting place, after services held by Rev. Father Molitor of the Catholic church...Feb. 17, 1892

Moulden, Mrs. - wife of William, living in this vicinity, died last week after a lingering illness of consumption. March 29, 1877

Mullens, Nancy A. - of South Muddy, aged 37 years, died Jan. 18, 1891.

Mullins (nee Ingraham) Lulu Wyatt - b. 1884. Dau of Wm Wyatt. Death reported 10 Oct 1944

Mulquin, Thomas - died Jan. 11, [1917]; age 86 yrs, 17 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Mulvaney, Mrs. - a very old and respected lady of this township, died last Sunday of palsy. Her remains were deposited in the Newton Catholic graveyard on Monday. Newton Press, Sep. 14, 1876

Murphy, Mrs. Elizabeth - died at her home in North Muddy township, Monday, aged 75 years, 4 months, 9 days. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Cornwell and is survived by the following children: Jonathan, Rife, Frank, Kirk, and Merritt Murphy, and Mrs. Dora Baker, Mrs. Maude Field of North Muddy township and Mrs. Nettie Purvis of Odin. Funeral services were held, Wednesday, at the residence. Interment was in Kedron cemetery. The Newton Press, January 25, 1924 [contrib. by Source #33]

Murphy, Isaac C. - aged 21 years and 9 months, August 20, Crooked Creek. Newton Press, January 1, 1890

Murray, Rebecca Virginia - died May 6, [1917]; age 78 yrs, 7 mos, 20 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Murvin, Mrs. Gould (Hermenia P.) - 74, of Olney, a native of Jasper county, died Tuesday, April 22, 1969, at Richland Memorial hospital in Olney.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Schaub funeral home, Olney.
Mrs. Murvin was born Sept. 3, 1894, in Jasper county, a daughter of Anton and Emma (Fehrenbacher) Weber.
She was married Oct. 10, 1910, to Gould Murvin in Olney, and he survives. Mrs. Murvin was a member of Elm Street Christian church, the Garden Club and the Richland Memorial Hospital Ladies auxiliary, all of Olney.
Surviving besides her husband, are a son , John B. Murvin, and a daughter, Miss Helen K. Murvin, both of Olney; a brother, Warren E. Weber of LaGrange, and a sister, Miss Olevia B. Weber, RN, of Olney; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Mrs. Murvin was preceded in death by two sons, G. Weber Murvin, on June 3, 1965, and Herman Murvin, on July 5, 1947. The Newton Press Mentor, April 24, 1969 - Contributed by Source #33

Musgrave, Betty - 11 year old dau of M/M Raymond Musgrave of Bellair - sled accident. Death reported 2 Jan 1945.

Musgrave (nee Hamilton,) Mrs. C.L. - d. in Augusta, KS. Death reported 19 Sep 1944

Musgrove, Laura Jane (Wednesday, October 13, 1886), died on consumption on Oct. 3, 1886 at 2 a.m. Born on August 19, 18(5?)8 in Grove Township. Husband John and three children survived her. Buried in Hicks cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]

Myers: From Grove Corner:  The angel of death is expected to call upon A.G. Caldwell soon and on Mrs. Noah Myers at any minute.  The former has consumption, the latter dropsy. Reported April 14, 1880

Myers, Ely - a Lutheran minister, died at his residence in Grove Township on the the 29th of Feb [1876]. Mr. Myers was a man well liked by all who knew him, and his loss will be felt by his many friends. On the following day, the mother-in-law of Mr. Myers gave up her earthly crown. She had not been a resident of this county very long. March 9, 1876

Myers, ? (can't read name) - a citizen of Grove --- left this world of wretchedness and woe on the 21st of February [1876]. Newton Press, March 9, 1876

Myers, Lodelia - 20 years, Feb. 5th, Ste. Marie. June 12, 1889

Myers, Mrs. Lucinda - aged 67, passed away Monday afternoon at her home on West Cherry street. Mrs. Myers had been in poor health for quite some time. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home, after which burial was made in the Chapel cemetery in Jasper county. The deceased is survived by two sons, Nathaniel Myers of Columbus, Ohio, and Orville Myers, of Olney; one daughter, Jessie Myers, of Olney; three grandchildren, Roy Myers, of Chicago; Mrs. Alice Carter, of Clarksburg, W.Va., and D.P. Myers, of Columbus, Ohio and three great-grandchildren. The Olney Advocate, Oct 31, 1935

Myers, "Grand-ma" - wife of John, died last Thursday. She was interred in Fountain County, Ind. Jan. 21, 1891

Myers, Dr. N.D. - one of the oldest medical practitioners in Illinois, died Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.H. Peters in Decatur, IL. He was 83 years old last February. Death was due to complications incident to old age. He was born in Fountain county, Indiana, February 17, 1843. He came to Decatur 39 years ago and had been a resident of this city ever since. He was actively engaed in the practice of his profession until about two years ago, when he retired...survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. W.J. Peters, Mrs. Will Shorb, Mrs. Ben Huffman, all of Decatur, and Merl Myers of St. Louis. He also leaves four grandchilren. The funeral was held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the English Lutheran church, and interment was in Fairlawn cemetery...as a young man, Dr. Myers lived at Gila, Grove twp, Jasper Co. and practiced medicine...All old timers, people of the eighties, remember him a most genial, companionable gentleman. Tuesday, August 10, 1926

Myers, Noah (Wednesday, July 6, 1887), Died on June 26, 1887 in Grove Township at son Paul's home. Born in North Carolina. Had 10 children. Aged 72 years. [Contributed by Source #4]

Myers, Sylvester - who was 92 years old, died at 8:55 o'clock Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G.S. Hurt of Newton. He had been ill two weeks. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Chapel church southwest of Falmouth. Rev. J.E. Spencer will officiate, and burial will be in the nearby cemetery.
Mr. Myers was born Feb. 13, 1858 in Mercer county, Indiana, and had resided with Mr. and Mrs. Hurt since 1938.
He married Lucinda Cooper, and they became the parents of 7 children. His parents, wife, two sons, two daughters, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Surviving Mr. Myers besides his daugther, Mrs. Hurt, are two sons, Orville Myers of Olney and Daniel C. Myers of Columbus, O. The body was taken to the Reese funeral home. The Newton Press, Friday, April 14, 1950

Neal, Hattie L. - died Apr. 3, [1917]; age 72 yrs, 2 mos, 3 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Neeley, Efaline - 6 years, 9 mos, 7 days, died Feb. 4, 1891.

Neeley, Sterna D. - 3 years, 2 mos. and 3 days, died Feb. 4, 1891

Nees, David - 82 years, 2 mos., 4 days. died June 27, 1890. Newton Press, July 2, 1890

Neighbor, Minnie Belle - 16 years, 5 months, 23 days. Newton Press, Feb. 4, 1891

Neptune, George - Died, at his home in this place, at 7 o'clock p.m., Saturday, May 13th, after a brief illness of pneumonia, George Neptune, in the 54th year of his age. The deceased was born in Loudon county, VA, in 1822, and moved to Ohio about 1832, and from thence to this state in 1865. He united with the M.E. Church at the age of 15 years, and lived an earnest and devoted member of that denomination until his death. He was a good citizen, an obliging friend and neighbor, and his demise will be mourned by a wife and three children, and deeply felt and regretted by a very large circle of friends. The funeral was preached at the Presbyterian church, at 3 o'clcok on Sunday, by Rev. D.H. Birt, after which the remains were taken to the Newton cemetery for burial, followed by a large concourse of people. Thursday, May 18, 1876

Neptune, John E. - died June 17, [1917]; age 65 yrs, 1 mo, 29 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Nesbit, Rev. Alfred Berry - known as Father Nesbit, died Saturday 25 Aug. 1883. He had supplied the pulpit at the M.E. Church in Newton, b. Harrison Co., Ky 10 Dec. 1813, moved to IN as a child and lived there 40 years. He was married in Cynthiana, IN to Miss E.I. Endicott in 1832. They were parents of three daughters. Wednesday, August 29, 1883 (contrib. by Source #28)

New, Catherine - died June 30, [1917]; age 72 yrs, 4 mos, 21 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Newkirk, H.B. - died on the 15th and was buried on the 16th at Plainfield. Nov. 25, 1891

Newlin, Mrs - interred in Fairfield cemetery June 30th [1891] leaving a husband and several children to mourn. August 5, 1891

NEW Newlin, Mrs. J.M. -- DEATH COMES TO NEWTON WOMAN; Funeral Services for Mrs. J. M. Newlin Held Thursday
NEWTON, Nov. 3 — Mrs. J. M Newlin died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dot E. Sutton, in at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning. Deceased was born Nov. 18, 1857, in Crawford county and was married to J. M. Newlin about 50 years ago, and passed most of their married life in Willow Hill. Children living are Arthur and Charles Newlin of Terre Haute and Mrs. Dot E., Sutton of Newton. Since the death of her companion about three years ago, she had made her home with her daughter in this city. Funeral services were held at Grace Methodist church at 2'30 o'clock Thursday afternoon by Rev. E. T. Carroll. Burial at Riverside
[Source: "Decatur Evening Herald" Saturday, November 03, 1928, Decatur, Illinois - BZ - Sub by FoFG]

Newlin, Wm. H. - departed this life at his farm residence near Gila, on thursday, the 23d ult. aged 74 years, 11 months and 17 days. Deceased was born in Sullivan county, Ind., March 6, 1818; came to Crawford county, Ill., when quite young, with his parents, and grew to manhood near Hutsonville. He was married three times. His first wife was Miss Esther Matheny, who bore him 10 children, 9 of whom are living. In 1865, they moved to Grove township, Jasper county, and located at or near where he died. Mrs. Newlin died in 1879 and in 1881 he married Mrs. Mary Tweedy. To them were born one child, who survives. After her death he married Mrs. Clara Hoopinggarner, who died in 1891. Mr. Newlin was a good old man, industrious, honorable in all his dealings and lived an upright, conscientous life. He raised a family who are respected throughout the county for their true worth as representative citizens and well to do in their financial affiars. March 1, 1893

Newsome, Clark Dallas Jr. of Oblong. KIA in Burma on 22 Jan. Death reported 6 Feb 1945.

Nichols, Mrs. George W. (Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1896), widow of Rev. Nichols who was a Presbyterian church minister in the 1870's in Newton. Died last Tuesday in Greenup. Surviving children were Anna, Mamie, and William. [Contributed by Source #4]

Nichols, Lucinda - died Feb. 3, [1917]; age 85 yrs, 3 mos, 29 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917 [Obit contributed by Source #33]: Lucinda (Baker) Nichols was born in Ohio, January 1, 1832, and departed this life at the home of her granddaughter, Minnie M. Nichols, in Rose Hill, February 3, 1917, at the advanced age of 85 years, 1 month and 2 days.
She was first united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Jacob Ortman who died in 1849, leaving her a widow with two small children, David and Emily, the latter preceding her mother to the better land in 1910. After the death of her first husband she was married to John Ray. To this union only one child was born, A. J. Ray. Mr. Ray died in 1900.
She then was married to Aaron Vanatta. No children were left by this union. She was then married to Ezekiel Nichols. Only one child, Harry, blessed this union. This son died in 1905. Some years later she married J. B. Kester.
She leaves to mourn her demise two brothers, William Baker, of Rose Hill, and Andrew Baker of Watson, Ill., one half brother, Joseph Corson of Shobonier, Ill., one son, David Ortman, of Hidalgo, twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and a host of friends.
The subject of this obituary was one of the charter members of the Universalist church, in this vicinity, which was organized about the year 1879, of which she has ever been a faithful member, ever holding dear the church of her choice, and, being ready and willing at all times to do whatever she could to further its interests.
The cheery smile and pleasant words of aunt "Cinda", as she was known, has cast many a ray of sunlight into the darkened lives of those with whom she was associated, will cause her long to be remembered and in that Great Day many will rise up to call her blessed.

Nichols, Pheba Ellen - died Jan. 4, 1917; age 54 yrs, 4 mos, 16 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Nigh, Barna - brother of Fuller Nigh of this place, died at Lawrenceville, Ill. on Tuesday last, with consumption. June 10, 1870

Nigh, B.F. - on the 20th ultimo, of Consumption, B.F.Nigh, aged 30 years. Mr. N. leaves a youthful, kind and affectionate wife, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his untimely death. N.P., Friday Dec. 7, 1866

Nigh, Mr. G. F. (Wednesday, September 7, 1881), died on Wednesday last at his Olney home. Brother of Fuller Nigh. [Contributed by Source #4]

Nix, Bertha, infant, July 28. Newton Press, Oct. 19, 1887

Norwood, Mrs. E.H. - died at Olney, last week
[unknown date; contributed by Source #28]

Nottingham, Wm., aged 63 yrs., 9 mos. 27 days. Died July 4, 1888. Newton Press - Nov. 7, 1888

Obert, Frank - d. May 22, 1932 in Wade twp. [Contributed by Source #65)

Obert, Joseph - died at the home of himself and wife in South Muddy twp Wed. morning, Jan. 6, 1892 at 2 o'clock, after a short illness of la grippe and old age. Deceased was born in Baden, Germany, Nov. 21, 1811; married to Abigail Mott, a neighboring girl, Feb. 20, 1838; crossed the ocean with his wife and five children in 1854 and located in Gibson county, Ind; moved to Clay county, Ill, three years thereafter; remained there until 1850 when he removed to South Muddy, Jasper co. and resided there until death. Feb. 20, 1888 he and his aged wife celebrated their golden wedding. Of their five children, two are dead and three are living, George and Martin Obert and Mrs. Ludwig Weber. They have a number of grand-children. Mrs. Obert is in very bad health, but it is thought that she will ultimately recover...On Thursday his remains were taken to the St. Wendel burial ground and after services in the Catholic chapel there, conducted by Rev. Father H. Goosens, were laid in their last resting place. Jan. 13, 1892

O'Brien, Mrs. Patrick - d. December 23, 1891, age 70. Four sons survive her, J.T. and Tom of Pueblo, CO, Patrick and Joseph of St. Louis. They left Jasper county in 1890. Dec. 23, 1891

Ochs, Mrs. Jacob - Anna Ochs, daughter of John and Gertrude Kraus, died at her home January 6 [1927] after a several months illness. Deceased was born in the Bend, November 11, 1872. She was united in marriage to Robert Ochs, October 25, 1898. To this union one child was born. Deceased's husband departed this life in 1905. She was again married February 22, 1910 to Jacob Ochs. She leaves to mourn her husband, daughter Clarena, sister Mrs. Peter Beasler, brothers John and F.E. Kraus...Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the St. Valentine church by Father Wubbe, after which the remains were laid to rest in the parish cemetery. Friday, January 14, 1927

Odell, Judge D.W. - of Oblong died one day last week. Newton Press, January 4, 1893

O'Donnell, Daniel - died July 31, 1917; age 71 - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917

Oldham, Thomas - died Monday evening last after a brief illness of lung fever. Mar. 1, 1877

Orsborn, Jas. - an old and respected citizen of this community, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wes Dawson, in Cumberland, Sunday morning, aged about 81 years. Death was due to old age. The funeral services were held at Restitution church and interment was in the nearby cemetery.
[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, Src. #79)

Orsborn, Uriah James was born in Ohio, Feb. 22, 1838, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wesley Dawson, in Casey, Ill, April 6, 1919, aged 81 years, 1 month, and 14 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Charlotta Jennings, in Crawford county, Ill., Jan. 19, 1860, who departed this life March 21,1874. To this union were born four children, two sons, and two daughter, David W., deceased; Samuel Orsborn and Anna Dawason, of Casey, and Mrs. Lavina Harris, of Brazil, Ind.; also four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and other relatives and many friends. Bro. Orsborn was united in marriage with Mrs. Romatha Snyder, Dec. 1874. She departed this life Feb. 8, 1913.
In the year of 1871 Bro. Orsborn moved to Jasper county, Ill., where he lived until 1913, when he moved to Casey, to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Anna Dawson, until death came, who did all her power with her husband. Bro. Orsborn was converted and united with the Church of God about fifty years ago, being an elder in the church until his death. He was superintendent of the Sunday school for many years.
Bro. Orsborn was an industrious man, a kind husband and father, a good neighbor, and a useful citizen. He out lived nearly all of his generation in his community, where he lived almost 45 years. He was in poor health for many years, but was cared for by his daughter and son-in-law, Wesley Dawson. His last illness was of short duration. He told them he was ready to depart this life at any time.
The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the Restitution church April 8th, in the presence of a large congregation. We laid the body to rest in the cemetery near by, to await the resurrection morning. It was my privilege to be his former pastor many years ago. Rev. W. R. Johnson
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our thanks to our kind friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses during the illness and death of our father.-Mrs. G. W. Dawson, Mrs. Wm. Harris, Samuel Orsborn.
[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, Src. #79)

Ortman, Mrs. Addie - a daughter of James and Catherine Grove, was born in Lawerence county, Illinois, January 22, 1854, and departed this life in Greenup, February 11, 1935 at the age of 81 years and 20 days. She was united in marriage to David Ortman, August 14, 1873, who preceded her in death, January 3, 1924. To this union was born three children, Louis, Carrie and Edward, all of whom preceded her in death. She formerly was a member of the Rebeka lodge at Rose Hill. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Alice Glasener and a brother, J.L. Grove, both of Rose Hill; a grandson, V.V. Hunt and a great-grand-son, Ray Hunt of Greenup; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Rose Hill church, conducted by Rev. J. E. Spencer of Hidalgo. Burial was in the Swick cemetery (contrib. by Source #28)

Osborne, Claude, infant, d. Sept 17. Newton Press, Oct. 19, 1887

Osborn, ---, Eb Osborn's oldest child died one day last week. Mr. Osborn and family have had a great deal of sickness during the past year. Oct. 22, 1890

Osborne, James (See
Orsborn)

Ostheimer, August - 35 yrs., 6 mos., June 26. Newton Press, August 3, 1887

Ott, Fred - died Saturday. From Dieterich. Newton Press, August 12, 1891


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