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Ansell, Bert
Jerseyville - Bert Ansell, 79, of Summit Grove, Ill., died at the Illini Hospital in Pittsfield, Ill., at 3 p.m. Saturday, according to word received by Jerseyville relatives. The deceased was one of seven children born to John J. and Nancy Ann Ansell. He was born on the old home place at Summit Grove on Aug. 13, 1891, and spent his entire life there. He was married April, 1910, to Mrs. Ora Hunter Ansell, the widow of his brother. No children were born to this union. As a young man he became a member of the Presbyterian Church of Summit Grove and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his widow and five stepchildren, Theodore and Dorothy of Jerseyville; Miss Ann Ansell of Chicago; and Jake and Ellsworth Ansell of Kampsville. Four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Presbyterian Church of Kampsville. The Rev. L.D. Stone of Brighton, former pastor of Kampsville, officiated the burial was in the Summit Grove Cemetery.
[Alton Evening Telegraph - 03 Apr. 1951, Tue. page 3 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Brown, Robert
Jerseyville, March 31, Funeral Services for Robert Brown, young Jerseyville musician, were held at St. Francis Xavier's church here this morning. Rev. John J. Clancy offficiated and interment was in St. Francis Cemetery.
[Source: Date Thursday, April 1, 1937, Paper Daily Illinois State Journal Springfield, Illinois, Page 4] Transcribed by Koni Proctor

Carrico, John C.
Jerseyville, Dec. 23, John C. Carrico, 65 a former resident of Jersey County, died Friday at Advance, Mo. Decedent was the son of the late Andrew and Sarah West Carrico and was born iin Jersey County. He is survived by on sister, Mrs. Cora Mourning of Alton, and one brother, Marion Carrico of Kane. Furnal services were conducted here this afternoon. Elder T. J. Roady of Kane officiated and the interment was in the Lax Cemetery.
[Source: Date Monday, December 24, 1934 Paper Daily Illinois State Journal Springfield, Illinois, Page 4] Transcribed by Koni Proctor

Charlton, Mrs. Mary Dallas
Jerseyville - Mrs. Mary Dallas Charlton, 71, died Saturday at 11:48 a.m. at her home, 302 Curtis Street. The former Mary Dallas Higham, she was born Dec. 23, 1890, at Hardin. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. James S. Higham. A son, Gilbert, Mosier, Calhoun County and five daughters, Mrs. Tracy Wilson, Selvis; Mrs. Lawrence Griffin, Kane; Mrs. Claude Smith, Hettick, Mrs. Harold Cravens, Auburn, and Mrs. Clarence Felter, East Moline, survive her. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Carlton, Jacksonville; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Church of Christ. Burial will be in Poore Cemetery, near Mozier. The body is at Bubser Funeral Home where friends may call.
[Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 23 Apr 1962, Mon, Page 14 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Clendenny, Anthony Eugene Jerseyville - Following services at 3 p.m. today at Jacoby Bro. Funeral Home the body of Anthony Eugene Clendenny, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Clendenny of Pearl St. was taken to Oakwood Cemetery for burial. The Rev. Eddie Baker officiated at the service. The baby pronounced dead at birth Friday, is survived by his parents, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Clendenny, Dow, and maternal grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Louis Knipper, Jerseyville
[Alton Evening Telegraph, Page B-4 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Clendenny, Logan L.
Jerseyville - Visitation at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home, Jerseyville, will begin after 4 p.m. today for Logan L. Clendenny, 84, a retired farmer, who died at 2:15 p.m. Friday at Alton Memorial Hospital. A son of the late James and Jane Clendenny, he was born Sept. 23, 1884 in Calhoun County. Mr. Clendenny, who resided at 404 E. Pearl St., Jerseyville, was a member of the Eagle's Lodge and I.O.O.F. of Jerseyville. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Opal Peterson of Woodridge, Ill.; a grandchild and four great grandchildren. The Rev. Louis Purcell will preside at the funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The body will be taken to the Summit Grove Cemetery for burial.
[Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Cross, Hugh Edward
Hugh Edward Cross, 83, of Carrollton, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born on Oct. 18, 1927, to Hugh W. and Helen M. Cross of Jerseyville. He married Mary Lou Walling of Beardstown, on March 25, 1951. His beloved wife, Mary Lou, preceded him in death on Mary 25, 2011.
Surviving are two children, Hugh Thomas Cross of Westfield, Ind., and Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Jacowski of Falls Church, Va.; and a sister, Barbara (husband, Lee) Johnson of Scottsdale, Ariz. Also surviving are two nephews, Craig Johnson of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Eric Johnson of Sewickley, Pa.
Mr. Cross attended Jersey Township High School for two years and then transferred to and graduated from Western Military Academy in Alton. He attended the University of Illinois with his enrollment interrupted by his enlistment in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946. While at the U of I, he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He graduated in the class of 1950.
In 1951, Mr. Cross bought the Carrollton Farm Supply Co. (an International Harvester farm implement dealership) and was owner and manager for 25 years. He enjoyed many memories with farmers in Greene and Jersey Counties. He also served on the board of directors of the Carrollton Bank for 30 years.
He was a member of the Carrollton Presbyterian Church, serving a a trustee and member of the church Session.
Upon retirement from the farm implement business in 1977, he assumed management of Cross Farms in Jersey County, a farm that has been in his family since 1836. He enjoyed working with the Max Griffith family of Jerseyville and the Robert Moore family of Medora, in the farming operations.
Also in his retirement years, Hugh was an avid collector of toy farm machinery and toy truck banks. He enjoyed selling and trading these toys as much as he did the real size equipment from his business career. He and Mary Lou enjoyed travel in Europe, and vacationing in Northern Michigan and Florida. Hugh used to laugh with friends that he and Mary Lou had two hits --- Tom and Betsy --- and no "heirs", and he maintained his sense of humor until the end. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Private graveside rites will be held at a later date.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Darr, Walter
Jerseyville, April 19. - Walter Darr, 24 years old, died at the Mayfield hospital in St Louis this morning after a lingering illness. The body will be brought to Jerseyville Saturday evening for burial. Funeral services will be conducted from the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon, Rev O L Markham officiating.
[The Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Saturday, 20-April-1912 - transcribed by Tammie]

Denham, Thomas
Jerseyville.-Thomas P. Denham, 78, a retired Illinois powder company fireman, died at 12:30 AM, today at his home in Elsah. A son of the late James and Malvania Denham, he was born November 28, 1879 at Somerest, Kentucky. He was married May 25, 1909 to Miss Iva Mary Hannah, who survives him. Also surviving are two signs, Orval of Melville, and Thomas R., of Elsah, and three grandchildren. The Rev. Gilder Lee Harris of Dow will conduct a funeral right Saturday at 2 PM, in Jacoby Brother's Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Elsah Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 PM today.
[Source: Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 29th May 1958, Thursday, page 7, Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Flamm, William Andrew
Jerseyville - William Andrew Flamm, who died Sunday at 5:43 p.m. will be buried in rites Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (DST) from St. Xavier Church, by the Rev. Father Thomas Gorman, followed by interment in the church cemetery. He was born Nov. 15, 1869 in Jerseyville and was a son of the late John and Gertrude Goetten Flamm native Germans. His only survivors are a brother, Harry of Jerseyville and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Jacoby funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
[Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, 10 Aug. 1953, Mon, Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Foiles, Violet Burdette
Jerseyville - Mrs. Violet Burdette Foiles, 58 of 501 Fairgrounds Ave., Jerseyville, died at 3:45 a.m. today at the Jersey Community Hospital. She was employed as a nurses aid at the hospital. She was born Aug. 11, 1911, to the late Louis and Lisa Puterbaugh. Surviving is her husband, Cecil Foiles. Her first husband, Ernest Powell, preceded her in death in 1964. Surviving also are three sons, Eugene Puterbaugh of Lee Summit, Mo., William Powell of Jerseyville, and Gary Powell of St. Louis; four stepsons, Raymond, Roger and Roland Foiles, all of Belleview; a daughter, Mrs. Sue Hill of Jerseyville; 24 grandchildren; two brothers, Russell and Byron Puterbaugh, both of Pleasant Hill; and three sisters, Mrs. Wilma Wyatt of Pekin, Mrs. Lee Foiles of Creve Coeur, Ill., and Mrs. Virgil Davis of Detroit, Ill. The Rev. Roland Hastie, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Jerseyville, will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow in Summit Grove Cemetery in Calhoun. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville until noon Wednesday. The Leukemia Guild has been named as a memorial.
[Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 13 Jul 1970, Mon. Page 9, Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Gavin, Mary
Jerseyville - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hughes Gavin, widow of the late Patrick Gavin, will be conducted Thursday from St. Francis Xavier's Church. The Reverend R.T. Shea will officiate, and the interment will be in the St. Francis Cemetery. Mrs. Gavin was the daughter of the late Peter and Ornie Kehoe Hughes, and was born June 1st, 1873. She died Monday at 2:25 p.m. at the Jersey Community Hospital at the age of 85 years and 6 months. She has no known survivors. Friends may call at the funeral home of Jacoby Brothers on West Carpenter Street after 7 p.m. today until the time for the funeral.
[Source: Alton Evening Telegraph 03 Dec 1958. Wed. page 23, Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Greeling, John
Jerseyville - John Greeling, 69, of Dow, a veteran of World War I, died Monday at Soldier and Sailors Home, Quincy. He was born Dec. 6, 1896, at Dow, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Greeling. A daughter, Mrs. Lois Killmer of Columbus, Ohio, survives. The Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate at the services Thursday at 2 p.m. in Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home. Burial will be in Newbern Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Alton Evening Telegraph 13 Jul 1966, Wed. page 26, Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Greene, Amanda Mrs.
Jerseyville, Ill., Feb. 17 - Mrs. Amanda Greene, aged 88 years, died this morning at her home nine miles southwest of Jerseyville. She came to Jersey County with her husband in 1874. She was married April 15, 1839 in Scott County, Ill. to Adderton Greene, a native of Jefferson County, N.Y. He was a nephew of Brigham Young, but never believed in Mormonism. Their marriage license was the first one issued in Scott County. Of twelve children born to them, three survived. Her husband was a successful farmer and leading citizen of this county up to the time of his death a few years ago. The funeral services will be held at the residence on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 11:00 o'clock a.m., the Rev. J. R. Staten officiating.
Source: [State Register Special Service - Date: Tuesday, February 18, 1908, Paper: Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield, Illinois) Page: 1,] - Transcribed by KP

Isringhausen, Frederick William
F. Isringhausen Rites Thursday, Jerseyville Grocer Died of Heart Attack
Jerseyville, Sept. 5 - Funeral services for Frederick William Isringhausen will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at the Fieldon Evangelical church by the Rev. Louis V. Huber, Interment will be in Fieldon cemetery. Isringhausen, a grocer, died suddenly at his home, 502 East Exchange street, at 12:30 a.m., Monday, of a heart attack. He was 55, and a son of the late John Isringhausen and Mrs. Eliza Hellar Isringhausen. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Isringhausen: His mother, Mrs. Eliza Isringhausen: three sons, Laverne F., Arthur J. and Frederick jr., of Jerseyville; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Brakeville; a step-son, William A. Miner of the navy; three brothers, Otto and Alfred Isringhausen of Fieldon, and Amel of Jerseyville; six sisters, Mrs. Hettie Groppel of Fieldon, Mrs. Matilda Groppel of Grafton, Mrs. Louise Stahl of Jerseyville, Mrs. Freda Morris and Mrs. Tessie Ashlock of Wood River, Mrs. Stella Kanallakan of Fieldon. The body will be taken from Jacoby funeral chapel at 5 p.m., today to the residence on East Exchange street where it may be viewed until time for the funeral Thursday.
[Alton Evening Telegraph., 05 Sep 1944, Tue. page 13 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Isringhausen, Laverne F.
Jerseyville - Funeral arrangements at Gubser Funeral Home are incomplete for Laverne F. Isringhausen, 55, of 108 Fairview in Jerseyville who died Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Alton Memorial Hospital. Mr. Isringhausen was a machinist at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. Besides his widow, he is survived by three sons: Charles F. Isringhausen of Brighton, David Lee Isringhausen of Eldred and Kevin Richard Isringhausen of Jerseyville: four daughters: Mrs. Charles W. Huff of Jacksonville, Ill., Mrs. Ronald Youngblood of Jerseyville, Mrs. Keith Bailey of Delhi and Mrs. John Fox of Bitburg, Germany; a brother, Arthur Isringhausen; a sister, Mrs. Helen Brakeville and a half-brother, Fred Isringhausen, all of Jerseyville; and 10 grandchildren. Time of visitation and of the funeral, which will be at the First Baptist Church and officiated by the Rev. Wilard Foote, have not been announced pending word from Mr. Isringhausen's daughter who resides in Germany.
[Alton Evening Telegraph 19 May 1972 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Jewsbury, Emma L.
Jerseyville, July 26.- Mrs. Emma L. Jewsbury, 83, died at 8:40 a.m. today at the home of a son, Clifford Jewsbury, southeast of Jerseyville. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Martha Tisher Weigand. Surviving in addition to her son, Clifford, are a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Fowler of Jacksonville: six grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church by the Rev. Dale Harmon, assisted by Rev. F. M. Hedger of Alton. Burial will be in Lax Cemetery. The body is at Gubser funeral home, where friends may call after 8 p.m., today.
[Source: Alton Evening Telegraph 26 Jul 1949, Tue. page 2, Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Jewsbury, Joseph R.
Joseph R. Jewsbury died at his home near this city Friday morning at 1:05 a.m. The deceased at the time of his death was 55 years, 7 months and 23 days of age. He is survived by his wife and one son. Two sisters, Mrs. U.B. Sowell and Mrs. Frank Miller, and one brother, Harry Jewsbury, reside in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church, Sunday, at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. F. M. Hedger of Godfrey officiating. Interment will be in the Lax cemetery.
[Source: Alton Evening Telegraph 12 Nov 1927, Sat. page 11, Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Kirkpatrick, Sadie
The funeral of Miss Sadie Kirkpatrick of Jerseyville took place yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of her mother, Mrs. Agnes Kirkpatrick, east of the city. The Reverend Doctor J. A. Ford, pastor of the First Baptist Church of officiated, and the burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
[The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.), 26 June 1902]

Long, John Long
Jerseyville, April 19. - Word was received by relatives in Jerseyville Wednesday at his home in San Diego, Cal. Mr Long was 85 years old and a former resident of Carrollton, where he was engaged for years in the banking business.
[The Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Saturday, 20-April-1912 - transcribed by Tammie]

Long, Mrs. T. L.
Mrs. T. L. Long, mother of James L. Long, the well known conductor of the C. B. & Q., died this morning at 10:50, of infirmities of age at the home of her son, 1218 Fourth Avenue. The deceased had been aiing for almost a year and for the past three weeks had been bedfast. Pneumona developed on Monday and this hastened her death. Since the death of her husband, T. L. Long, in Yates City, four years ago, she had been making her home with her son, in this city. Deceased was a native of the state of Ohio, having been born there, July 7, 1827. When an infant she moved with her parents to Illinois, settling frist in Greene County. From here she moved to Jerseyville, Jersey County, Ill., where she was united in marriage to T. L. Long, Nov. 16, 1852. Four chldren were born to them. Frank J. died in infancy, and Augusta in 1878. After their marriage the couple made their home in Jerseyvllle one year, moving from there to Salem township, Knox County, making their home in Yates City, since 1954. Mrs. Long was one of the pioneers of Illinois. She was one who lived to see the first log cabin of 50 years ago give place to the stately mansion of today, and the scattering settlements become the compact communities of the present. Mrs. Long was one of the charter members of the Universalist Church built in Yates City in 1866. She is survived by two children, one son, James L., of this city, and Mrs. J. C. Griffiths of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. There will be a servie conducted tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home by Rev. G. H. Sherwood, rector of the Trinity Episcopal Church. the body will be shipped Friday morning over C. B. & Q. to her old home at Yates City, Illinois, where services will be conducted at the Methodist Church in that city. The body will be laid to rest in the Yates City Cemetery.
[Rock Island Argus., August 17, 1910, Page 5 - transcribed by KP]

Magee, Frank
Jerseyville - Frank Magee died unexpectedly at 7:30 a.m. today in Willis grocery store, after he suffered a heart attack. The body is at Jacoby Funeral home pending arrangements.
[Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, 10 Aug. 1953, Mon, Contributed by Cheryl Clendenny]

Nelson, Charles
Jerseyville, July 17 - Charles Nelson died Friday at the Centeral hospital in Jacksonville. The body was brought to his home in Jerseyville Saturday morning. Funeral services will be conducted at the home of his father, Conrod Nelson, Sunday afternoon. Rev Joseph Jenkins will officiate.
[The Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Sunday, 18-July-1915 - transcribed by Tammie]

Newton, Robert
Jerseyville, July 17 - Robert Newton died at his home in South State street Friday. He was 78 years old, one of the pioneer residents of Jersey county where he has resided for more than half a century. For many years Mr Newton was engaged in the implement business. Funeral services will be conducted at the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon, Rev Joseph Jenkins officiating. Decedent is survived by his widow, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. E B Shafer and Mrs H R Glodhill of Jerseyville and son, Keith Newton of Jerseyville; Mrs George M Terrell of Charleston, Wash., and Albert W Newton of Chicago.
[The Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Sunday, 18-July-1915 - transcribed by Tammie]

Nutt, William
Jerseyville, Dec. 23, William Nutt, 55, a former resident of Jerseyville, died in Carrollton, Friday. The body was brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville Friday.
[Source: Date Monday, December 24, 1934 Paper Daily Illinois State Journal Springfield, Illinois, Page 4 - Transcribed by KP

O'Keefe,, James
Jerseyville, Aug 23 -- James O'Keefe, one of the pioneer residents of Jersey county, died at his home in Jerseyville, Saturday, morning after a brief illness. Mr O'Keefe was 84 years old and had resided in Jersey county for over sixty years. He served as janitor in the state house in Springfield all during the administration of Secretary of State James A Rose. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Catherine O'Keefe; one daughter, Mrs William C Drescher of Denver, Colo; one grandson, William Beatty of Brazil, Ind; and one granddaughter, Mrs Jack Curley of Chicago. Funeral services will be conducted from St Francis Xavier's Catholic church in South State street, Jerseyville, Tuesday morning. Rev. Fr. J. J. Driscoll will officiate.
[The Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Sunday, 24-Aug-1913 - transcribed by Tammie]

O'Keefe, Miss Mary Ellen
Jerseyville - Miss Mary Ellen O'Keefe, 78, died Tuesday at 11 a.m. at her home in Grafton. A daughter of the late Bartholomew and Margaret Loran O'Keefe, natives of Ireland, she was born Sept. 17, 1873. A brother, Thomas O'Keefe, of Grafton; a half-brother, James L. Mooney of Wood River, and two nieces and a nephew survive. Tentative plans have been made for Friday at 9 a.m. (DST) in St. Patrick's Church, Grafton. Burial will be in Scenic Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 6 p.m. Thursday.
[Alton Evening Telegraph, (Alton, Illinois) 25 Jun 1952, Wed. page 20. - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Powell, Ernest
Jerseyville - Ernest Powell, and employee of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp., died at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday at his home. He was 53. He was born in Calhoun County, July 16, 1910, to the late Mr. and Mrs. William Powell. He had lived in Jerseyville for several years. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Violet Burdette Powell; a daughter, Mrs. Ernestine (Sue) Hill, Jerseyville; Three sons, Eugene, Lee-Summit, Mo., Gary, Granite City, and William, Jerseyville; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Brammeier, Greenfield, and Mrs. Ruth Smith, Alton. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Summit Grove Cemetery, Calhoun County. The body is at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday when the body will be taken to the church
[Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois) 4 Mar 1964, Wed. Page 12 - Submitted by Cheryl Clendenny]

Rubel, Michael
Jerseyville, March 28, the funeral of Michael Rubel, who died at his home in Grafton, Jersey County, Thursday night, was held at his residence Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were in charge of hte Grafton Lodge of Odd Fellows. Mr. Rubel was 76 years old and has been a resident of Grafton for forty-seven years. In 1879, he opened the Rubel Hotel, a popular hostelry for hunters and fisherman in Illinois and Missouri.
[Source: (Special to the State Journal) - Date: Tuesday, March 29, 1910 Paper: Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, Illinois) Page: 3] Transcribed by Koni Proctor

Sabo, Oscar
Jerseyville, July 17 - THe funeral of Oscar Sabo, who died Tuesday evening in Bernard hospital, St Louis, was held at the Jacoby undertaking rooms in Jerseyville Thursday afternoon, Rev E T Carroll officiating.
[The Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Sunday, 18-July-1915 - transcribed by Tammie]



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