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Kaskaskia, Illinois
Obituaries and Death Notices

-- Dr. Josiah P.Betts died, Kaskaskia, Ill., after 1844 [Source: 1843 Chicago City Directory, reprinted in 1896, sub. by K. Torp]

BOND: On the 12th instant, at Kaskaskia, Illinois, Shadrach Bond, after a long and painful illness. The deceased emigrated in early life from the State of maryland, and settled in what is the present State of Illinois (then Territory of Indiana) was for many years a distinguished member of the Territorial Legislature, the first Delegate in Congress from the Territory of Illinois, and, soon as that Territory became a State, was unanimously chosen Governor, and discharged his high and important duties with a satisfaction to the people of the new State, as universal as his election had been unanimous. He passed through many and various other offices, the functions of which he discharged with great credit to himself and much benefit to his country. ["Daily National Intelligencer" (Washington (DC), Thursday, May 3, 1832, Vol: XX, Issue: 6002, Pg: 3]

CHOUTEAU: Auguste Chouteau - He died February 24, 1829, in his 79th year, and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery on Walnut street, but his remains were later removed to Calvary Cemetery, where they rest on a sunlit hill that slopes toward the great Mississippi, on whose banks Chouteau founded a lasting monument to his courage and integrity.  Upon the simple gravestone is inscribed:  "Sa vie etait nn modele de vertus civiles et scciales" (His life was a model without a stain) [The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.), 25 Jan. 1903]

DEXTER: Samuel Dexter of MA died at Athens, NY on his way home with family from Kaskaskia. [Western Intelligencer, 12 Jun 1816]

EDGAR: Capt James Edgar died in Kaskaskia on Saturday, 01 Nov 1817 [Western Intelligencer, 06 Nov 1817]

HOCKERMAN: Capt William Hockerman died on 09 Dec in Kaskaskia [Western Intelligencer, 18 Dec 1817]

LACHAPELL: Bapiste Lachapell died on 28 Aug in Kaskaskia [Western Intelligencer, 18 Sep 1817]

LARUE: Mrs Samuel LaRue of Kaskaskia died on 27 Sep [Western Intelligencer, 02 Oct 1817]

LYONS: Mrs. Nancy M. Lyons, who was born in Kaskaskia, Ill., in 1815, died at her home, 2707 Chippewa street, St. Louis, Tuesday afternoon, aged 107 years. She was said to have been St. Louis' oldest resident. Mrs. Lyons during her lifetime had visited virtually every country in the world. In the capacity of a trained nurse she visited France in 1845 during the time of the industrial revolution with the family of Ethan Allen Hitchcock, who was Secretary of the Interior under the administration of President McKinley. Mrs. Lyons is survived by one son, Felix Dore, 87, who resided with her; four granddaughters, twelve great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. [Wednesday, March 22, 1922, "Belleville News Democrat" (Belleville, IL) Vol 67, Issue 69, pg6 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

MENARD: Death of J.W. Menard. -- Hon J. Willis Menard died Sunday evening last at his residence 1526 11th St (Washington DC), and his funeral took place Wednesday at the 17(?) Street Presbyterian church.
Mr. Menard was born April 3, 18?8 at Kaskaskia, Ill, was hospital steward at Washington in 1863 was elevated to the 40th Congress from Louisiana, but through some technicality was not allowed to take his seat; and member of the Florida legislature in 1872; was --? in Census office at time of death. He leaves a widow, a son, and two daughters.
[Saturday, October 14, 1893; "Washington Bee" (Washington (DC), DC) Vol XII Issue: 17 Pg 3] Read Bio

PHILLIPS: John Phillips of Kaskaskia died in Nashville, TN on 03 Nov [Western Intelligencer, 06 Nov 1817]

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