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SARAH EMILY (GUTHRIE) CALLENDER - was born April 26, 1864 near Nebo, and passed away Aug. 5, 1947, at the age of 83 years, 3 months and 10 days. She was a daughter of Ira and Elizabeth Rowley Guthrie. She was married to William Callender and one son, Pharis who no resides in California, was born to this union. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and the following brothers and sisters: Nicholas, Etta and Charles Guthrie, Mrs. Delilah Boyles, Mrs. Amanda Myers, Mrs. Mary Conner. She is survived by two brothers, Thomas Guthrie of Louisiana, Mo., and John Guthrie of Modesto, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Buchanan of Nebo, and her son Pharis and family, also a number of nieces and nephews. Aunt Emma became a member of the Nebo Baptist church early in life and as long as her health permitted she was faithful to the duties of a beautiful Christian life. The funeral was held at the Nebo Baptist church at 2 P.M., Friday, August 8, by Elder Wayne Guthrie. Singers were Mrs. Lora Kinnamon, Mrs. Leota Collins and Mrs. Vernice Franklin. Pall bearers were Fred Conner, Robert Conner, Ralph Guthrie, Edgar Scranton, Ervin Harpole, and Ralph Hearn. There were many beautiful flowers which were cared for by Mrs. Hobbs, assisted by several ladies who were friends of the family. Burial was in the Allison cemetery.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

JOHN DREW CAMPBELL - Last week an item was published in the Messenger reporting Pfc. John Campbell missing in Vietnam. A later reported has been received: "The body of Pfc. John Drew Campbell, 19, son of Mrs. Irma Campbell of Pleasant Hill, has been found in offshore water near Da Nang, Viet Nam. Pfc. Campbell was a passenger in an amphibious tractor without power that was being towed down the Cade river by another vessel. The tow line broke and the disabled vehicle was carried out to sea and sank offshore, and the body was found where the vehicle submerged." The body of Campbell is be returned to the United States. According to the report received last Wednesday night the body would arrive in about 10 days. Services will be held here for Campbell. Private Campbell was born at East St. Louis, Dec, 23, 1945, a son of Ernest and Irma Guthrie Campbell. He attended school here and was graduated from Pleasant Hill High school in 1964. He enlisted in the Marines the following August and was last home on leave last Christmas. He was a member of the Re-Organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints.Young Campbell was active insports in high school, especially football, and played a starring role in the senior class play in the spring of 1964. Surviving besides his mother is a sister, Mrs. James Ball of Reynolds. His father preceded him in death eight years ago.
Contributed by Billie Browning (Billie remembers this young boy had a black and white dog that went everywhere Johnny went. When school started - the dog walked right with him and when school was over the dog would be there. A boy and his dog, they were best friends, and the life of a young Marine was taken too soon.)

MARIA CAMPBELL - daughter of Nathaniel and Nancy Grimes, was born September 17, 1855, near Nebo, and passed away Jan. 1, 1941, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Don Logsdon, south of Nebo, at the age of 84 years, 3 months, 15 days. She was united in marriage to Marion Heavener, Jan. 7, 1909, who preceded her in death. Then in later years she was married to James H. Campbell, August 31st, 1921. He passed away April 15, 1932. She leaves to mourn her departure one sister, Mrs. Mellie Marsh of Kansas City, Kansas; one brother, Jasper Grimes of Pittsfield, Ill; one daughter, Mrs. Lelia Logsdon; two granddaughters, Mrs. Velma Boyle and Mrs. Marie Ford; three great-grandchildren of whom she was very fond, Wanda Mae, Donna Lea and Billie Boyle, all of Nebo; also a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. She has been a member of the Church of Christ for a number of years, and was a faithful and loyal member, always interested in the Master's work. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Jesse Smith at the Church of Christ, Friday, January 3. Burial was made in the South Cemetery at Pittsfield.

In an unsuspecting moment -- Came Death's Angel quick and sure;
Took this kind, aging mother, -- To a land more fair and pure.
We will miss her, yes we'll miss her -- From her old accustomed place;
We will miss her words of counsel, -- And her kindly smiling face.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

ELLEN (TURNER) CANNON - Pleasant Hill townships oldest citizen, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Davis in Pleasant Hill, Friday, June 16, 1939, at 7 a.m. Ellen Turner Cannon was the daughter of Lawson and Susan Turner. She was born on the Turner Farm one mile north of Pleasant Hill, November 25, 1847, and would have been 92 years of age in November. Her parents, Lawson and Susan Turner, came from Lynchburg, Virginia and settled in Missouri and later moved to a farm north of Pleasant Hill in 1839. Mr. Turner hauled most of the material for the Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill with a team of oxen. The Baptist Church was the first church built in Pleasant Hill and was erected in 1857. Mrs. Cannon was born in this territory, two years before Pleasant Hill township was organized in 1848 and lived through the changes of almost a century. As a girl she worked in the tobacco fields, helping raise the tobacco crop on the Turner farm and then helped strip and prepare the crop for the market. The tobacco was packed in hogsheads and hauled in two wheel carts drawn by oxen to Clarksville, Mo, where it was sold. She acquired her education in the old log school house, and was for a time a student in the schools when the teacher was paid by subscription, the parents paying the teacher. She united with the Baptist church in Pleasant Hill in early girlhood and was one of the oldest members of the church. She remained a faithful member until death. She attended services regularly until failing health forced her to remain at home. She was married to Orville Cannon of Pleasant Hill in 1872. Her husband preceded her in death many years ago. She was the last survivor of a family of ten children of the Turner family. Surviving are five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren of Portland, Oregon, and a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Pleasant Hill Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the pastor Rev. Fred Peek in charge. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

SELBY S. CANNON - Relatives and friends of Selby Cannon were shocked to learn of his sudden death last Thursday morning about 8:30. He was found lying just inside the doorway of his paint store where he had fallen after unlocking the door, by George Gooud, mailman. Mr. Gooud was trying to call relatives and a doctor for Mr. Cannon, when his wife came to the store before anyone had a chance to notify her of her husband's death. He had a heart ailment, but had been feeling better than usual recently. Mr. Cannon was engaged in operating a paint store and also was in charge of the Purity Cleaners. He moved to Pittsfield in 1940 from Milton where he had operated a restaurant, and previous to that had done barbering. Selby was well liked by everyone, and his funeral at the Eddy Chapel Sunday afternoon was one of the largest ever held there. Rev. Gordon White was in charge of the service. Miss Edna Mae Brown sang two numbers, accompanied by Miss Henrietta Kaeser. Burial was at Oakwood cemetery, with the following serving as pallbearers: Arthur Biddle, Carl Spagenburg, Gene Burbridge, Ferman Morton, Charles Seybold, and Donald Giger. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Charles Seybold, Helen Roads, Donna Musgrave and Fern Hughes. Mr. Cannon was the son of Alex and Ollie Henderson Caannon and was 53 years old. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Otto Spieth and a step-son, Ray Saylor, who is in a naval hospital in San Diego. He has four granddaughters, Little Patty Spieth, and Ray's three daughters. Also one sister, Mrs. Florence Bryant of this city. His mother and one brother Duncan preceded him in death within the past year.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

JOHN CARSWELL - aged 65 years and for forty years a citizen of Barry died last Monday with pneumonia. He was respected by all who knew him. J. W. White and wife, of Quincy; and Harry Hutchinson and wife, or Hannibal, were guests of friends and attended the funeral
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge - The Quincy Daily Herald, Thursday, April 10, 1890

STEPHEN CASTEEL - whose home was in Griggsville, Pike county, Ill., came to Hannibal two weeks ago to visit the family of his niece; Mrs. David Evans, of 204 Shannon Street. A few days after his arrival here he was taken ill with kidney trouble and continued to grow worse until he finally passed away at 12:45 .o'clock yesterday afternoon. He was aged 86 years and had been a citizen of Griggsville for more than fifty years. When he came to Hannibal to visit his niece he was quite feeble on account of old age, but was as well as he had been for some time. The remains were shipped to Griggsville.
Transcribed and submitted by Delaine Donaldson - From The Quincy Daily Journal April 28, 1910
(Note from Christine Walters: - Stephen Casteel was born 15 October 1824 in Knox Co TN. Married to Elizabeth Rush 8 March 1849)

STEPHEN CASTEEL - The remains of Stephen Casteel were brought to this city for interment Monday. He was drowned about one year ago near Keokuk, Iowa where he was working with a dredging concern. He walked or fell from the boat into the river and though a thorough search was made his remains were not found. Friday some women who were gathering wild grapes on an island near Keokuk found the body where it had been cast up by the river. The remains were identified by his watch, clothing and other articles of personal property. The indications were that the body had been on the island for several months.
Transcribed and submitted by Delaine Donaldson - From The Quincy Daily Journal Wednesday, October 03, 1917

ARTHUR WINFIELD CHAMBERLAIN - 88, of Pittsfield, a former resident of Pleasant Hill, died in Illini hospital in Pittsfield Saturday morning, Sept. 20, 1969. His death followed an illness of two months. Mr. Chamberlain was born near Nebo, July 9, 1881, a son of William and Emily Neese Chamberlain. He was a retired trucker, operating from South Pike county to National Stock Yards, Ill., and a construction machinery operator. Surviving are a son, Harold L. Chamberlain of Wood River; two daughters, Mrs. Celo Binns of Pittsfield and Mrs. Lee (Oneida) Pruett of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services were held in the Ward funeral chapel in Pleasant Hill Monday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Joe Maynard officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

MARY FRANCIS (HARRIS) CHAMBERLAIN - Friends in this section were notified Sunday of the death of Mrs. (Mary) Francis (Harris) Chamberlain, who has for several years been living at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred McCord, at Birchwood, Wis. The deceased was for many years a resident of Summer Hill. Besides the daughter with whom she lived, one other daughter, Mrs. Jennie Shaw of Boulder, Colo., survives. The remains are expected to arrive soon and will be taken to the cemetery near the Taylor school house for burial.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

MARCELLUS CHAMBERS - union veteran of the Civil War, died in the Pike County hospital at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. He had been ill two weeks and had been a patient there six days. He was born in Lexington, KY, and would have been 95 years old his next birthday, Dec. 11th. He moved to Louisiana about 10 years ago and lived on South Fifth Street. Mrs. Chambers died at Nebo, Ill., in 1922. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. J. Bland Roberts, of St. Charles, Ill. Funeral services were conducted in the chapel of the Haley mortuary at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday by Rev. J. E. Chappell. Interment was in Riverview cemetery. The above article was copied from the Louisiana, Mo. Press-Journal. Mr. Chambers spent several years in this vicinity, as a spectacle salesman.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

HELEN MAXINE CHUMLEY - aged 18, niece of Mrs. Edwin Johnston of this city, died at her home in Pleasant Hill Friday morning after an illness of a few days with pneumonia. She is the daughter of Mrs. Blanche Chumley and the family for many years were residents of Jacksonville, where the father, the late I. V. Chumley, was bookkeeper for the LaCrosse Lumber Co. Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at Pleasant Hill and the body was taken to Milton where services were held at the Milton French cemetery at 12:30 o'clock.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

EDWIN F. CHURCHILL - (14 February 1912) - Sunday was the 85th anniversary of the advent of our old friend into this world, and that event happened at Hartford, Conn., Feb. 11, 1827. He was the son of Charles and Lucy Churchill, natives of the state in which the subject of this sketch was born. Mr. Churchill grew to manhood in his native state at the age of 12 years, became an apprentice at the work and trade of a mason, which trade he followed continuously until the infirmities of age compelled him to desist. Mr. Churchill married for a third wife, Miss Rebecca Jasper, January 1, 1857, with whom he lived happily until she died Dec. 28, 2898. The funeral service was conducted in the Baptist church, Dec. 20 by her pastor, the late Rev. J. H. Young. She was a devoted woman to her husband and family; also to the church and greatly beloved by many friends. The children of this marriage are Stella O'Brien and Miss Katie Churchill of this city. There is one grandchild, Edwin Churchill O'Brien. Since the death of his wife he and Miss Katie have made their home with Mr. and Mrs. T. F. O'Brien, where the two sisters have tenderly cared for the aged parent.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge (Article was Glued in the book where it fit, but not part of the original 1896 newspaper.)

CHESTER CLAUS - well known retired drayman of Pittsfield died about 5 o'clock Wednesday evening at Illini Hospital following several years of ill health. Mr. Claus suffered from Lukemia, and although he was able to be downtown occasionally, he could not work. Funeral services were held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Plattner Chapel, conducted by Rev. Ernest Duling. Music was by Mrs. Irene Stone, and Mrs. Athene Schimmel sang " In the Garden." Pallbearers were Wesley Kibler, Harry Claus, Jr., Joe Claus, John Claus, John Grimes and Earl Zimmerman. Burial was in the West Cemetery. Chester Frederick Claus was the son of Wickham and Catherine Ballinger Claus, and was born Oct. 18, 1885 in Pittsfield, where he spent his entire life. He married Dora Branch in 1906, and she survives. Also two sons and a daughter, Donald Claus of Hollywood CA., Edward Claus of this city, and Mrs. Dee Peebles, also of Pittsfield. There are six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Harry Claus, Sr., of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Mildred Simons of Quincy. Chester Claus operated the freight and dray line from the Wabash station to the business section of Pittsfield for many years, and there was never a more reliable workman. When the Pike County Times bought their printing press in 1921 Mr. Claus hauled it from the depot to the office. It came entirely knocked down, and there was not a bolt or screw that was lost, and none of the larger pieces were broken or damaged in moving. This was typical of Mr. Claus' workmanship, and he could always be depended upon to do a good job. For many years the Claus family lived in the old Branch homestead, in the north part of town, and few years ago they took an apartment on East Adams Street, closer to the downtown area.
Contributed by Mavis Wood Gal - Pike County Times

DORA (BRANCH) CLAUS - formerly of Pittsfield died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 1973 at the Four Fountains Nursing Home in Belleville, Il. She was born August 15, 1884 in Detroit, IL., the daughter of Edward and Anna Smith Branch. She married Chester F. Claus July 6, 1906. They had three children, Edward, Mrs. Wayne (Delia) Peebles of Belleville, and Donald. Sruviving are two children, five grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Mrs. Sarah Branch, and four brothers, Harry, Maurice, Stanley and Roy Branch. Her husband, son Donald and a grandson, Stuart Peebles, also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Plattner Funeral Home in Pittsfield with the Rev. S.B. Parker officiating. Interment was in the Claus lot , West Cemetery.
Contributed by Mavis Wood Gal - Pike Press

EMMA W. COLEMAN - aged 27 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Watt. Funeral Wednesday, September 22, at 2 p.m., from residence, 1725 Garrison avenue, to St. Theresa's Church, thence to Calvary Cemetery. Friends invited.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge - St. Louis Globe-Democrat St. Louis, MO September 22, 1886

JAMES COLEMAN - a life long resident of Kinderhook and vicinity, died at 2 pm Sunday from an illness of uremic poisoning, being ill but a short time. Mr. Coleman was born in 1847 and was 71 years old. December 20, 1867, he was married to Miss Chloe Liggett, who preceded him in death January 11, 1918. One daughter, Margaret, wife of J. A. Colvin, Harry of Joseph, Ore., Oscar of Canada, Dallas who resided with his father and James of Barry township survive, besides one brother, George of Oakland, Cal., and two half sisters, Mrs. Lydia Neumann and Mrs. Nora Johnson of Kinderhook. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Baptist church, Rev. J. J. Martin officiating and burial in Kinderhook Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson From the Quincy, Illinois Library Historical Newspaper Archive

JOHN L. COLEY - Pittsfield, Ill., July 11 - The death of John L. Coley, 63 years of age, brother of ex-county treasurer, Thomas H. Coley, and for many years a citizen of this county, occurred Monday evening from apoplexy and was a great shock to his many relatives and friends. For the past two or three years he had, with his wife and adopted daughter, lived on a farm southeast of Nebo and on the day of his death had spent the afternoon in Nebo apparently in his usual health. He started home in his buggy about 4 o'clock and a little later his dead body was found lying in the road and the team was leisurely making its way home. An inquest was held and after examining the body, which was found to be slightly marked where a wheel had passed over it and gathering the facts in the case the jury came to the conclusion that his death resulted from a stroke of apoplexy and so rendered a verdict. The burial took place Tuesday afternoon at the Burbridge Cemetery, south of town.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson From the Quincy, Illinois Library Historical Newspaper Archives

NEVA L. (DOSS) COLEY - 78, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret E. Hassenblug, Johnstown PA, Friday, Nov. 10. She had been in failing health for about a year and critically ill for the past month. Her remains were brought to the Plattner Funeral chapel in this city, Where services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. Ward C. Humphries of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial was in the West cemetery. Mrs. Coley was born in this city Jan. 28, 1872, and was the daughter of Dr. Chas. H. and Margaret Ann Thrasher Doss. Dr. Doss, who was a native of Kentucky, was a prominent physician here for many years. Mrs. Coley was a graduate of the Pittsfield high school and h ad spent most of her life in this city, up to eight years ago, when she went to Johnstown Pa., to make her home with her daughters Mrs. Philip E. Wagner and Mrs. Margaret Hassenblug. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Pittsfield, past president of the Pittsfield American Legion Auxiliary, in which she was a very active member. She was also a member of the local Eastern Star chapter. Mrs. Coley is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Hassenblug and Mrs. Wagner, and twin sons, Doss E. Coley of Quincy and Milburn L. Coley of Coronado, Calif.; one son, Paul C. Coley, preceded his mother in death. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one brother, Dr. W.C. Doss of Santa Fe N.M. She had four deceased brothers and four deceased sisters. Mrs. Hassenblug and Mrs. Wagner of Johnstown PA and Doss E. Coley of Quincy were here for the funeral.
Contributed by James Coley

HARVEY RAY COLLARD - 72, of Pleasant Hill, died at 6 Monday morning, August 17, 1964 in St. John Sanitarium in Springfield, where he had been a patient for the past month. Mr. Collard was born in Pleasant Hill, Jan. 9, 1872, a son of John and Belle Pearson Collard. Both parents were members of pioneer families in this community. He was married to Mabel Snyder, June 27, 1911. Mr. Collard was a resident of Pleasant Hill community his whole life where he engaged in farming until he retired. Surviving besides the widow are five daughters, Mrs. Mitchell (Marie) Newkirk, Mrs. John (Virginia) Kozell and Mrs. Richard (Harriet) Paulinski of Chicago, Mrs. Walter (Mae) Mueller of Pittsfield, and Mrs. Darold (Allyne) Robinson of Norwalk, Cal.; six sons, Raymond of Pleasant Hill, Guy of California, Carl of San Francisco, Calif., Paul of Pittsfield, Gene of Rockport and James of Peoria; a sister, Mrs. Byron Windsor of Mackinaw, Ill.; 32 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Pentecostal church in Pleasant Hill, Wednesday afternoon at 2, with the Rev. Francis Sheppard officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

JOSEPH W. COLLARD - 97, oldest citizen of Pleasant Hill township, and member of pioneer family, died in Grimes Nursing Home at Nebo, Friday evening, March 5. He had been in the Grimes Home for the past five years. Mr. Collard was born in Pleasant Hill township, January 30, 1857, a son of John N., and Mary Moore Collard, and lived his entire life in the community of his birth. He never married and lived most of his life in a log house in the Pleasant Hill-Nebo road. At the time of his death he was 97 years, one month and 5 days old. He had lived through any trying days in the history making events of the United States when the nation had been involved in five wars, the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II and the Korean War. In politics he adhered to the tradition of the Collard family as a member of the Democratic party. He was a member of the Baptist church in Nebo. Surviving is one brother, T. L. Collard, 87, living in the state of Idaho, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Floyd Hamilton, pastor of the Nebo Baptist Church in charge. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

EDITH (GLECKLER) COOLEY - passed away Thursday night quite suddenly. She has been an invalid the past two years and was confined to a wheel chair following the fracture of a vertebra in her neck and a fractured hip suffered a few months later. She became ill at the supper table and passed away soon after. It is thought she suffered a stroke. She is survived by her husband and seven children, namely: Marion of California, Leano of Washington; Fern of Chicago; Charles of Avon; Alvin of Roseville; Sarah Katherine of Mt. Sterling and Wilmot of Fish Hook. A brother, Frank Gleckler of Baylis and a sister, Leah Bradbury of Galesburg also survive. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the U.B. church in Fish Hook with burial in the Woodland Cemetery, near Fish Hook.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - Source: News clipping hand dated Nov. 16, 1950

EDWIN FRANCIS COOLEY - was born in Cayuga county, New York, near the town of Metz on 7 July 1845. He came with his parents to Illinois in the year 1848. He raised his brother and sister after his father, Wells, disappeared. His mother lived with him at the time of the 1880 census. He was united in marriage with Miss Sarah H. Henthorn in the year of 1865; there was to this union seven children, two sons and five daughters, of which three daughters have preceded him to the spirit world. He has left behind his widow, two sons and two daughters, and several grandchildren; he also leaves one brother, Albert Wells Cooley of Brown County, Illinois, and one sister, Mrs. Alice Hobbs of Chambersburg, Illinois. He was a kind husband, a loving father and a dear brother; he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Mr. Cooley was converted and united with the M. E. church in the year 1871 and lived a consistent member of this organization until his death, which occurred at his home near Fish Hook, IL June 14, 1906. Funeral services were held at Woodland church on the 15th and interment made in the graveyard of same church, services conducted by Rev. W. G. Hamilton.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Baylis Guide - 22 June 1906

GLENN B. COOLEY - 69, of Bushnell, a native of Pike County, died Sunday morning at 1:45 in McDonough District hospital at Macomb from injuries sustained Saturday night when a car driven by his wife, Mini, 68, collided with another auto on Route 136 east of Macomb. Mrs. Cooley and the other driver, Fred Williams, 20, also of Bushnell, received major injuries and are patients in McDonough District hospital. They were in good condition this morning. State police said Williams, who was going west, attempted a left turn and was struck head-on by the Cooley car, which was traveling east. Funeral services for Mr. Cooley will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at Martin funeral home in Bushnell. The Rev. Woodson Combs will officiate. Burial will be at Bushnell Cemetery. Mr. Cooley was born Aug. 21, 1896, in Pike county, a son of William and Stella Bowman Cooley. He attended Pike county schools and had lived in Bushnell for 44 years. A veteran of World War I, he was married in 1922. Surviving are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Marian Ackerman of Petersburg; a son, Morris, of Moline; three brothers, Clyde of New Salem, Nyle of Bowen and Charles of Pittsfield and two grandchildren.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - Newspaper clipping, Bardolph, Illinois May 9, 1966

MAUDE (BIMSON) COOLEY - b: 12 Apr 1897, Beverly, Il.; d: 11 Aug 1978, Quincy, Il.; bu: Woodland Cemetery, near Fishhook, Il.; m: Floyd E. Cooley on 5 Dec 1916 in Beverly, Il.; fa: James Edwin Bimson; mo: Josephine Carbaugh. Husband preceded in death 26 Oct 1961. A resident of Baylis, Il. Survived by five daughters: Mrs. Meredith Hays and Mrs. Berniece Dougherty, both of Fishhook, Mrs. Waunette Ingram of Independence, Mo., Mrs. Lauretta Hyde of Aurora and Mrs. Elizabeth White of Baylis; five sons: Bernard of Baylis, Sylber of Columbus, Floyd of Clayton, Harold of Perry and Kenneth of Barry; 27 grand and 53 g-grandchildren.
Contributed by Candace Smith

SARAH HOLT (HENTHORN) COOLEY - the second child of the family of eight children of John and Betsey Henthorn, was born at Mattwan, N.Y. on September 26, 1846 and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada Rigg in the afternoon of July 5, 1932, being at the time of her death, 85 years, 9 months and 9 days of age. Her parents, John and Betsey Henthorn, had emigrated from England and settled in New York state in 1844, two years before her birth. But in 1850, when she was 4 years old, the Henthorn's decided to come west and settled in the southeast corner of Adams County. 2 years later, in 1852, they moved east into Pike county and settled on the farm joining Fish Hook on the east, now owned by Will Henthorn. Except less than 2 years spent in Afton, Iowa, she has spent the greater part of her long useful life in Pike County. Sarah H. Henthorn was united in marriage to Edwin F. Cooley, on Aug. 3, 1865 and to this union was born seven children, two boys and five girls. Her husband with four children has preceded her in death. Sister Cooley's connection with the church began in her infancy when she was christened, back in New York state. She was first a member of the M.E. Church of Fish Hook. After the U.B. Church was built she had her membership transferred to that church where she has been a good member and faithful to her Lord until he said, "That it's enough, come up higher". She leaves to mourn a mother's departure, one son Charles Cooley, two daughters, Mrs. Iva Stauffer, and Mrs. Ada Riggs, all living near Fish Hook, 24 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Four aged brothers, Abraham Henthorn of Baylis, Douglas and Charles A. Henthorn of Aurora, Nebraska and Will Henthorn of Fish Hook as well as one sister, Mrs. Jane Lewis of Drexel, MO survive her. She was a good mother, companion and neighbor. The church and community lost another of its good members and an old pioneer settler whom the present generation is indebted to for what we have today in the way of churches, schools, homes and farms. If we measure up to what they have been able to do, we will need to hasten our speed. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Good Thursday at 2:30 pm at Woodland from text 11 Sam. 9:34. A large crowd was present. The choir composed of Leato Potter at the piano, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin, Will Martin, Lula Stauffer, Arthur Waters, Wm. Miller, Emma Potter, Alice Waters sang "Abide with Me" and "Welcome to Our Rest". The following pallbearers were grandson: Floyd, Glen, Chas. Myran Cooley, Merl Riggs and Harold Stauffer, The flower girls were granddaughters, Fern and Lela Cooley, Sarah Stauffer and Edna Riggs. Interment was made in Woodland Cemetery.
(Near Fish Hook, Pike county, Illinois-kr) - Contributed by Kathy Robinson

STELLA M. (BOWMAN) COOLEY - was born near Kinderhook, Pike County, Illinois, June 16, 1870 and departed this life April 11, 1909 aged 38 years, 9 months and 25 days. She was married to W. W. Cooley, Aug. 25, 1888. To this union eight children were born: Mrs. Blanche Martin of Fish Hook; Earnest, Leon, Floyd, Edwin, Nina W., Glen B., Clyde W., William N. and Charles F. all at home. She also leaves her husband, two brothers, three sisters, two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a devoted wife, mother, and sister -- to know that their loss is her gain is a consolation to them in their sad house of bereavement. In 1888 she heeded the call of her Master: "Come unto me" and became a Christian, this enabled her to endure her long sickness and suffering with great patience, always having a cheerful word for those who waited on her. Funeral services were held at Woodland, Tuesday at 11 am, conducted by the pastor Rev. W. Garman, and interment occurred in the Woodland cemetery. The family desires to thank neighbors and friends for their kindly sympathy and assistance during the illness of Mrs. Cooley.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - Source: The Baylis Guide, 16 April 1909

WILLIAM W. COOLEY - eldest of the four children of Edward and Sarah Henthorn Cooley, was born near Afton, Iowa, 25 August 1867, departed this life at his home near Fish Hook, 6 June 1932, age 64 years, 9 months and 11 days. He was united in marriage to Stella Bowman, 26 Aug. 1888, and to this union eight children were born. After 21 years of wedded life, Mrs. Cooley passed to her reward, April 11, 1909. On July 12, 1911, he was married to Felicia McLaughlin Phillips, who survives. He was converted at Woodland in 1888 and united with U. B. church at that place and remained a faithful member til death. He was active in church and community work, holding many position of trust which duty called him, faithfully and honorably. He will be missed in the home, church and community. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, eight children, Mrs. Blanch Martin, Leon, Floyd, all of Baylis, Mrs. Nina Waters of Barry, Glen B. of Bushnell, Clyde, Nile and Charley of Perry, two stepsons, Floyd Phillips of Barry and Kyle Phillips of Beverly, 35 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren an aged mother, one brother, Charlie Cooley of Baylis, two sisters, Mrs. Ada Riggs of Baylis and Mrs. Alva Stauffer and a host of other friends. He was devoted to his home, wife, children and grandchildren, He lived his life to serve them and make them happy. The funeral service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. G. L. Good at the Woodland on Wednesday, June 8 at 2 pm . A very large crowd was present. The text was found in Phil. 1:21. The choir with Mrs. Geo. Potter at the piano and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin, Will Martin, Wm. Miller, Arthur Waters, Alice Waters, Mary Wamsley and Ressa Miller sang "There Will Be No Disappointments in Heaven", "We are Going Down the Valley" and "Sometime We Will Understand." The flower girls were Aylene and Sylvia Martin, Lois Waters and Leola Cooley. The pallbearers were: Alvin and Wayne Martin, Marion Cooley, Merle Riggs, Harold Stauffer, Gilbert Phillips. There were many beautiful flowers. Interment was made in the Woodland Cemetery.
(Near Fish Hook, Pike county, Illinois-kr) - Contributed by Kathy Robinson - Source: the Baylis Guide, June 15, 1932