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Obituaries and Death Notices

Elizabeth Ellen Shaw
Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen Shaw, 82, wife of Archie Shaw, for many years a resident of the Cutler community, died at her home at 323 W Jackson Street in Sparta, at 10;10 A.M., last Tuesday, after a lingering illness.  Funeral services were conducted at the Walker Funeral Home yesterday afternoon by Rev. Chester Armentrout, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. R.W. Stewart of the Reformed Presbyterian  church.  Interment was made in the Coulterville Cemetery.  Elizabeth Ellen Russell, daughter of the late David and Sarah Russell, was born in Coulterville on November 8, 1867.  In young womanhood she married Archie Shaw and they established a home on a farm near Cutler, moving to Sparta several years ago.  Two children were born to this union.  Surviving are the bereaved husband, Archie Shaw of Sparta; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Thompson of Sparta; a son, Raymond Shaw of Altoona, Illinois; one sister, Dr. Dell Russell of St. Louis;  one grandson, several great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
[Sparta News-Plaindealer, 1949 - Sub by Kathyrn Todd]

John Smith
John Smith, age 31, died 25 July (1816) [Western Intelligencer, 31 Jul 1816 - Sub by FoFG]

Henry Stokes
While engaged in the ordinary duties about the home, last Friday morning, Henry Stokes was suddenly stricken and quietly passed to the Beyond at about 9:00 o'clock.  Henry Birtley Stokes was born in the city of Bristol, Somersetshire, England on the 7th of June, 1841.  At the age of 14 he came to this country and resided in New York for about 4 years.  Later he came to Illinois where he spent the greater part of his life.  When the civil war broke out he was among the first to answer the call to his country's Colors.  He was enllisted in Co. K, 5th Ill. Cavalry, and was one of those veterans who after serving a first term enlisted again for the entire duration of the war and was not mustered out of the service until 1865.  At one time he was captured by the Confederates and for six weeks was confined to the well known Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia.  He was present and had a part in the Siege and capture of Vicksburg, and it was his privilege and he took great pleasure in being the nation's guest at that historical point last fall, when both the Blue and the Gray met for a few day's reunion  as guests of the nation, and the various states from which they came and represented.  He was the President of the Town Board of Trustees of Coulterville for a time.  At his death he was 76 yrs, 7 mon, 24 days.  He left his wife and one daughter.  One son died some years ago.  He also left 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild.   The Funeral was in the M.E. church, Sabbath afternoon and conducted by Rev. J.W. Williams.
[Republican, February 1918 - Sub by. Kathyrn Todd]

T. Charles Stokes
IN MEMORY OF T. Charles Stokes, born Feb. 20, 1870  Date of Death, Jan. 16, 1951; Services from Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock; Clergyman, Rev. O. A. Sweckerd and Rev. N. A. Kahl. Arrangements by R. M. Burns Funeral Home
 [Submitted by Kathryn Todd and Transcribed by Vicki Bryan]

Funeral services for T. Charles Stokes, 80, were held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist Church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. O.A. Sweckard, assisted by Rev. N.A. Kahl of Vergennes.  Burial was made in the Coulterville Cemetery.  The service was in charge of R.M. Burns Funeral Home.  Mr. Stokes passed away at 7:45 Tuesday morning, January 16th.  He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stokes and was born February 20, 1870.  He spent his entire life in this community and worked in the coal mines most of his life.  Mr. Stokes was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and at the time of his death was the recording steward.  He served as treasurer duing the building of the present church.  On September 27, 1898, he was married to Miss Anna Mae Ervin and two years ago they quietly observed their 50th wedding anniversary.  Surviving are his wife; one brother, Matthew Stokes of Salem; two nephews, Lyle Stokes of Richview, Illinois; and Wayne Stokes of Chicago; and three nieces, Mrs. Viginia Cox of Tilden;  Mrs. Lenora Pruett and Mrs Hazel Bridwell of St. Louis.
[Coulterville Republican, Jan. 18, 1951 - Sub by Kathyrn Todd]



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