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THE COLLINSVILLE HERALD 1915

CITY'S OLDEST SON.....at time of death was oldest living survivor of Native Born Collinsvillians......GEORGE W. MOFFET died at his home in St.Louis, February 28, 1915 at the age of 85 years. He was born In Collinsville, January 24, 1830 and lived here until a few years ago when he went to St.Louis to make his home with hisdaughter. Mr. Moffet was until his death the oldest living of anyone born in Collinsville.

He was married in 1854 to Miss Sarah E. Glover also of Collinsville who died several years ago. Mr. Moffett was an uncle of George Blake, Mrs. Frank Rice, Mrs. Marjorie Hanvey and Burt Long, who with their families attended the funeral in St.Louis Tuesday.

CHARLES JOSEPH MESKER...Charles Joseph Mesker who for the past ten years has been the ?? assistant of Capt. John Schmidt at Schmidts Mound Park, passed away Monday morning at 8 o'clock, March 1, 1915 after an illness of several months of cirossis of the liver. He ws the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Mesker of Evansville, Ind. and had he lived until the 24th of this month, would have reached his 33rd birthday anniversary. "Charley" as he was familiiarly known to a large circle of friends was well liked by park patrons for his universal good nature and his ever present courtesy. During his stay here he made many good friends who will mourn his loss. For the past few weeks his uncle, Ben Mesker, of St.Louis has been constantly at his bedside and a week ago a sister, Mrs. Robert E. Korb visited him on her way to San Antonio. Since then his mother was with him to the end and left Tuesday morning with the remains for Evansville, where interment took place on Wednesday. Besides those mentioned there are surviving also, a sister, Mrs. R.R.Boner and a younger brother Clarence, living at Evansville.

DOROTHY LUNDAK....Dorothy, the year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Tony Lundak died Thursday of bronchitis. Funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from the home at 1117 William street, interment being the Lutheran cemetery.

FRANK KALINA...Frank Kalina, died at his home on Vandalia street Friday morning, March 5, at 4 o'clock of diabetis after an illness of three years, at the age of 58 years and 4 months. He was born in Collinsville, the son of Mr.and Mrs. Jos. Kalina and for practically all his active life followed his trade as barber. He leaves two daughters, both grown besides four brothers, Joseph, Charles, John and Louis, and two sisters , Mrs. Josie Phelps and Mrs. Annie Bow. He was a member of the Barbers Union and Modern Woodmen. Funeral will Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment at Glenwood.

NIGGER HOLLOW FATALITY.....Frank Delorine (?) of caseyville was killed in No. 2 Nigger Hollow mine this morning at 11 o'clock by being run down by a motor and string of empties. Remains were removed to Belleville for inqueest. Deceased was 42 years old. He is survived by a widow and one child and an aged mother. His brother, Joseph DeLorine is clerk of Caseyville Township

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