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Randolph County Illinois
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Obituaries and Death Notices

Lucinda East
MRS LUCINDA EAST one of Coulterville's oldest and highly respected citizens died at the home of her son Charles E. East, in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday of last week at the advanced age of 89 yrs, 7 mon, 17 days.  She was brought back to Coulterville where the funeral service was held in the United Presbyterian church, Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. F. R. McLean officiating.  The body was laid to rest in the Coulterville Cemetary by the side of her husband, who preceded her in death some twenty-nine years ago.   Mrs. East was a daughter of John and Martha Robinson, and was born in Morning Sun, Ohio,  December 26, 1846.  Her parents were both natives of North Carolina.   She married Rufus East and had  five sons:  Lovejoy, Charles, Claude, Walter, and Stiles.   Walter and Lovejoy preceded the mother in death.  
[unknown newspaper, July, 1935 - Sub. by Kathyrn Todd]

Clara Holliday Edgar

Mrs. Clara Holliday Edgar died Friday at her home at Bridgeport, Conn., it was learned here yesterday.  She will be buried at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Coulterville, Ill., where she formerly lived.  She is survived by her husband, A.J. Edgar, and a sister, Mrs. Rachel H Dobbins, of St Louis.
[Coulterville Republican, March 13, 1936 - Sub by Kathyrn Todd]

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

William Edmiston
Card of Thanks.
As it would be almost impossible to meet all the kind friends personally and thank them for their many favors and tender considers and sympathy during the long illness and at the funeral of our beloved father William EDMISTON, we use The Plaindealer to assure the friends of our grateful appreciation, and in gratitude sincerely thank them. The Family
[Sparta The Plaindealer 16 August 1912]

Mary Ann Elder
Mary Ann Elder, a daughter of the late Mr & Mrs James Davidson Elder, was born February 9, 1854 and died 11 days before her 81st birthday.  Her parents came from S. Carolina.  She left sisters: Mrs Mattie Houston, Mrs. M.J. Richmon, and Mrs. R.D. Hood of Coulterville, Mrs Elizabeth Owens of Pittsburg, Kansas, and Mrs. Anna Cherry of St. Louis, Mo.  One sister Mrs. Maggie Nairn preceeded her in death. [Coulterville Republican, Feb. 1, 1935 - Sub. by Kathyrn Todd]

Eva B. Ervin
After being in failing health for three years, she died September 20, 1918.  Mrs Eva Boyle Ervin was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Boyle, and she was born near Baldwin, Ill., Dec., 15 1852, and at her death she was 65yrs 9 mon. 5 days.  Her parents were members of the Associate Presbyterian church of Unity, which later became the United Presbyterian Church of Jordans Grove.  On June 6th, 1876 she married Robert Ervin of Coulterville and transfered her membership to Grandcote Reformed Presbyterian Church.  Seven children were born to them, of who one died in infancy and another. Thomas, died at 4 years of age. Five remain with their father: Mrs Matthew Neill, whose husband is in Y.M.C.A. work at Camp Dodge, Iowa;  Mrs Ralph Driskel, of St Paul's Valley, Oklahoma;  Miss Martha of East St Louis; Miss Catherine, at home; and Ivan B Ervin of Camp Taylor in his country's service [Coulterville Republican; Oct 4, 1918 - Sub. by Kathyrn Todd]


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