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Alcorn, Verne - eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Alcorn, was born in Olney, May 1, 1895 and died January 20, 1927, at Chester, aged 31 years, 8 months and 19 days. On July 3, 1895 he married Anna Fern Keller of Newton, and they were the parents of one child. Surviving, besides his wife and daughter, are aunts, uncles and other relatives. Funeral services were held at Olney, Saturday afternoon, conducted by minister John Honey of Newton. Interment was in Haven Hill cemetery. [Tuesday, January 25, 1927]

Anderson, Mrs. Elizabeth - age 90 (approx): "Fortune Teller" and only African-American resident of Olney, formerly of Newton. Her father was "Fox" Anderson, a liberated slave, who served as a servant to Capt. Bushrod W. Harris of Newton during the Civil War. [Newton Press, 8 Dec 1944.]

Armstrong, Rev. I.S. - pastor of the Newton M.E. Church, died at Noble, Richland County, IL at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening June 10, 1874, after a long and painful illness, occasioned by that dreadful disease - dropsy of the heart, aged 48 years and about 5 months.
Mr. Armstrong was born in Ireland, and was sent to America at the tender age of 6 years, and was raised until about 12 years by an Irish lady of the same name living in Hillsboro, Ohio. At the age of 10, he began to develop marked signs of superior intellect, and it was at this period that he commenced to educate himself to a standard commensurate with that energy and determination which was a characteristic of his whole life, to go forth and battle with the world and its great conflicts, in the cause of advancement and right, and to establish a character and name, worthy of registry along side that of the best men of the country; and although unfortunate in many of his undertakings, yet his ---- [can't read] enviable one. While at Hillsboro, he commenced the study of law, and his constant endeavors to become a mast of that, to him, much coveted profession, was steadily though surely rewarded by the fruits of hard study, while a gentle and affable disposition won him many warm and true friends, whose service proved a gold benefit in after years.
At 16, he went from Hillsboro to Metropolis, Massac County, Ill., and there practiced his profession with great credit and ability for about 18 or 20 years. Previous however, to the commencement of his practice as a licensed attorney, at Metropolis, he went into the law office of John A. Logan, and Joshua Allen - then probably the best law firm in that part of the State -- as their clerk, and two years afterwards was admitted as an equal partner. His first license to practice law was obtained through and by the recommendation and instrumentality of Abraham Lincoln, who, until his death, remained a faithful friend; and according to the statements of the friends of the late deceased, that intimacy and friendship was heartily and equally reciprocal.
Mr. Armstrong was a natural orator, and while yet in his teens, gained considerable notoriety by delivering orations at celebrations, etc. He ran for Congress in the Cairo district ... on the democratic ticket, against Isaac Clemonts, and was defeated by only a small vote...Subsequently he again ran...for Circuit Judge against Judge Sloan in the Cairo Circuit and was defeated by only 4 votes.
He served in the U.S. army during the war with Mexico, and was a brave and dutiful soldier. At the breaking out of the rebellion, he enlisted in company H, 29th Ill Volunteers, and was commissioned as first lieutenant of his company. Afterwards he was chosen as adjutant of the regiment. He serve his country with much credit for about four years, and was finally discharged on account of ill health.
About 6 years ago he embraced religion, since which time up to within a few weeks previous to his death, his whole time and attention was devoted to the ministry and his labors in that respect will no doubt be sadly missed.
After leaving Metropolis, he went to the Noble Circuit, and from there, was sent to Newton. He was a resident of this place (Newton) lacking 3 months of two years.
Although Mr. Armstrong was convinced that he was not much longer bound for the cares and troubles of this earth, yet death had no terror for him, and up to within a few minutes of his departure for that land from whose bourn no traveller returns, he talked calmly of the past, present and future, while he bid his many friends a long farewell. His last supplication was for the Lord to make his death easy, and we learn that he died calmly and apparently without a struggle.
Thus ends the eventful career of a good and true man, a man whose whole life has been one of moral worth and usefulness.
Mr. Armstrong leaves a wife and three children, and very many warm and true friends to mourn his death. His remains were buried at Noble, by the Odd Fellows, of which order he has long been a worthy member. [June 18, 1874]



Bach, Mrs. Xavier - the venerable mother of Mrs. Wm. Hargett, of this city [Olney], died at her home near West Liberty, last Monday morning - [Olney Republican, reprinted in Newton Press Dec. 23, 1897]

Balmer, Christian Casper - was born March 5, 1828 in Canton Bern Switzerland, and was 4 yrs. old when he immigrated to this country. Mr. Balmer died after several months of illness, Jan. 15, 1914, having attained the age of 85 yrs 10 months, and 10 days. The services were held in M.E. Church at Dundas, and the body was laid to rest in the Dundas Cemetery. Rev. W. Huber of the reformed church with which Mr. Balmer was affilated, having charge.   [donated by Elizabeth Becker]

Baker, Sam J. -- Former Olney Man Dies in Missouri. Sam J. Baker, of Olney, grand scribe of the Illinois Odd Fellows, went to Noel, Mo., last Saturday, having received a message that his brother, James E. Baker, was dead, presumably from heart disease. The body arrived in Olney Tuesday and the funeral was held Wednesday. Deceased is survived by a son. He was probably the most prominent citizen of Noel, and was a personal friend of Anthony S. Schwetz, the St. Louis boy, who formerly was linotype operator on the Journal Record. Mr. Schwetz now edits the Noel Graphic.
[Source: Flora Journal Record December 1, 1921 - Submitted by Sue Eskew]

Barton, Horace L. - aged 25 years and 9 days, died at the residence of himself and sisters, Sunday morning, after an illness of several months of consumption...born in Richland county; came with his parents to Newton when a small child;...at the death of his father and mother, a few years ago, himself and brother Louis were left to take charge of themselves and surviving sisters, Stella and Mamie - Ella the eldest child having preceded her parents to the grave. They went manfully to work, but that dread destroyer, consumption soon removed Louis. Horace worked at odd jobs in the spoke factory and at whatever he could get to do in the day time and at night learned telegraphy...became assistant station agent here,next to the Oblong office, subsequently a place on the P.D. & E. north and later at Poseyville, Ind. as agent and operator. [Newton Press Jan 13, 1892]

Bateman, Vera P.
St. Joseph, Mich. - Vera P. Bateman, 103, of St. Joseph, Mich., died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Lakeland Continuing Care in St. Joseph, Mich. Graveside services celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Haven Hill Cemetery in Olney, IL. Arrangements are by the Dey-Florin Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in St. Joseph, Minn.
Mrs. Bateman was born August 18, 1906, in Olney, the daughter of Harvey and Marcia Berry. Her husband, Lee Bateman, preceded her in death on March 8, 1984. She was a homemaker and liked to do needlework.
Mrs. Bateman is survived by her children, Virginia Miller, of Stevensville, Mich.; Harvey Bateman, of Michigan City, Mich., and John Bateman of Austin, Texas; brother, Wayne Berry, of Pana; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert.
[Olney Daily Mail, Olney, IL - Submitted by Anna Newell]

Boden, Henry - well known citizen of Olney died at his home in that place Tuesday night last. [Newton Press, Jan. 11, 1877]

Bolton, Mrs. Dessa B. , age 83, of Olney rt. 3, passed away yesterday afternoon at the Richland Memorial Hospital following a long period of ill health.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the elm Street Christian Church with the Rev. R.E. Dowden officiating. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Summers Funeral Home from 7 to 9pm. Friday and at the Church one hour preceding the services. Mrs. Bolton was a native of Indiana and was born at Paoli, the daughter of George Wells and Margaret Walton. She was married to Elza J. Bolton on December 13, 1915 and had observed sixty years of married life. She was a long time member of the Elm Street Christian Church.She leaves her husband, Elza, three daughters: Mrs. Virginia Moore and Mrs. Margaret Tucker, both of Olney, and Mrs Helen Wells of Santa Clara, Cal.

There are six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. [Submitted by Priscilla Robertson]

Bolton, Elza J.
Elza J. Bolton, 89, died Saturday at the Olney Care Center where he had been a resident for several weeks.
Services will be held at 1:30 PM Wednesday in the Elm Street Christian Church with the Rev. R. E. Dowden officiating. Interment will be Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Summers Funeral Home from 7-9 P.M. Tuesday.
A Native of Lawrence County, Mr. Bolton was the son of Elihu Bolton and Mary Purcell Bolton. He married Dessie Belle Wells Dec. 13, 1915. She died on March 5, 1976. He was a member of the Elm Street Christian Church and for several years operated a grocery store here, and the Sunset Cottages in west Olney.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Virginia Moore and Mrs. Margaret Tucker, both of Olney, and Mrs. Helen Wells, Santa Clara Cal,; six grandchildren, a brother and two sisters, John Bolton of Harrison, Ark., Mrs. Gertrude Brush, and Mrs. Jessie Lowe, both of Lawrenceville. [Olney Daily Mail, Olney, Illinois, July 3, 1978, Page 2 - Submitted by Priscilla Robertson]

From the Funeral Card:
In Loving Memory of Elza J. Bolton
Born March 9, 1889
Died July 1, 1978
Services held in the Elm Street Christian Church - July 5, 1978
Officiating: Rev. R. E. Dowden
Interment: Haven Hill Cemetery
Casket Bearers: Donald Riggs, Kent Stoltz, Harold Michael, Chris Weesner, Emory Thomas, Ralph Atteberry

Brockman, Louisa - The family of Mr. John C. Brockman, of the firm of D. Scott & Co., met with a severe visitation last week in the death of their daughter Louisa. She was taken some weeks ago with fever, which gradually assumed the typhoid form, and all that loving hands and medical science could do proved unavailing. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sumpathy of the community in their terrible afflication. [The Newton Press, Jan. 21, 1875]



J.L. Campbell
Major J.L. Campbell, postmaster of Olney for many years, died on Saturday the 9th inst. of a paralytic stroke received some weeks ago.  [Newton Press, Oct. 21, 1875]


Colvin, Mrs. Lib - We neglected last week to notice the death of Mrs. Lib. Colvin, wife of James Colvin, formerly of this place (Newton), and daughter of Mrs. Wilson, of Newton, which occured at her home, near Olney, a few weeks ago. Mrs. Colvin was well known in this community and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. [June 18, 1874]

Compton, James F. - 84, died at Olney and will be laid to rest in Haven Hill cemetery today. Deceased formerly resided in Fox twp, Jasper co. He was the father of Alonzo Compton, formerly county surveyor of Jasper Co. [Newton Press, Dec. 28, 1926]



Darling, Mr. A. - cashier of the Olney Bank, died at his residence in Olney last Tuesday, April 28, 1874. [Reported Newton Press, May 1, 1874]

Dean, Olive , 100, of Westmoreland, Tenn., formerly of Olney, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Westmoreland Care & Rehab in Westmoreland, Tenn. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Don Watson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg. Mrs. Dean was born on September 20, 1905, in Richland County, the daughter of Dave and Lilly (Cogburn) Bullard. She married Frank Marion Dean. He preceded her in death on December 21, 1969. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, Vernie Dean and his wife, Ruby, of Stanford, Willard Dean and his wife, Norma, of Springfield, and Dale Dean and his wife, Dianna, of Lafayette, Tenn.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one infant son; daughter, Dorothy Bowen; and son, James Dean. [Published: Friday, April 28, 2006, Contributed by Anna Newell]

Dugan, Lela
Funeral services for Mrs. Lela Dugan, 67, who died at 11 a.m. Friday September 22, 1972 in Richland Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Zirkle Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Joe Eggebrecht and the Rev. Herman Grumble officiating and the burial in the Greenhill Cemetery. She was born April 8, 1905 the daughter of Charles T. and Mary E (Taylor) Miller. She was married to Raymond Dugan October 4, 1922. Surviving are two sons, Tom and Paul, both of Noble: Six daughters, Mrs. Jane Andrew of Vincennes, Ind., Mrs, Virginia Rogers of Olney, Mrs. Norma Anderson of Goldengate, Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith and Mrs. Pauline Watson, both of Noble, and Mrs. Karen Sue Clow of Olney: a brother, James Miller of West Salem: two sisters , Mrs. Sara Pickerel of Noble and Mrs. Sophia Crum of Columbia: 25 grandchildren: and three great grandchildren.



Ferriman, Lulu - the only daughter of Hon. Charles Ferriman of Olney, died last week after a short illness. - [Newton Press, Feb. 6, 1889]

Finley, Pierce B. - of Olney, formerly of Newton. [Newton Press, 2 Feb 1945.]

Fishel, Mrs. Regina - aged 70 years was stricken by paralysis while in Olney Friday evening last, dying a few minutes afterward. She was the mother of Cal. U. Fishel of this city. Newton Press, April 25, 1888

Fisk, Robert W. - M.D., old and highly respected citizen of Olney, died of consumption at his residence on last Monday evening. [Newton Press, July 3-, 1874]

Fitzgerald, Bernie Lee - age 17 of Olney, was killed on an oil rig in Noble. [Newton Press, 7 Nov 1944.]

Foster, Mrs. - the wife of Dr. M. D. Foster, a prominent young physician of Olney died Sunday. Her remains were taken to Shelbyville for burial. [Newton Press, July 31, 1889]

Freeman, Mrs. F.M. - Rosetta Lord was born March 3, 1846 in London, England and died January 5, 1927 at her home at Willow Hill, aged 80 years, 10 mos and 2 days. She was married to Warren B. Fear, December 19, 1862, at Olney, Ill. He preceded her in death in May, 1910. To them were born 6 children, three of whom died in infancy. Surviving are Mrs. Nellie Debow and Sidney J. Fear of Robinson and Delbert A. Fear of Willow Hill. She was united in marriage to F.M. Freeman on October 15, 1911 at Willow Hill and they lived in peace and harmony until death called her...Her demise was sudden, as she only suffered about three hours....[interment] at Shiloh cemetery... [Tuesday, January 18, 1927]

Freeman, Leslie H. -- Olney, IL--LESLIE H. FREEMAN, 66, 836 N. East, Olney, died Saturday (Feb 6, 1982) in Welburn Hospital in Evansville, IN. Services were Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Ziemer Shears Funeral Home in Evansville, and at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Evansville with Father Maurilus Bilskie presiding. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Evansville. Mr. Freeman was born in Arkansas Oct 22, 1915, the son of Leroy and Amanda Freeman. He married Dorothy Kunkler and she survives. He owned and operated Freeman Stave and Heading Co., in Evansville and Olney until his retirement in 1976. He then became active in oil leasing in the Illinois area. The Freeman family operated lumber and stave mills in Randolph County at one time. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church; the Elks, Knights of Columbus, and American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II. Other survivors include a son, Frederick L., of Olney; three daughters, Deborah Parsons, Indianapolis; Martha Wolf, and Carol Boner, both of Evansville; a brother, Guy Freeman, Ohio; a sister, Ruth Barnett, Bertrand, MO; and five grandchildren. -- [Unknown newspaper, c. Feb 1982; Submitted by Freda Roberts.]

Fritchley, David - son in law of Jackson Russel died in Richland County a few days ago. [Newton Press, Dec. 23, 1891]

Fry, R. T.
- of Olney, Ill., Found Unconscious at Grace Hotel, Passes Away at County Hospital.
COMA OF FOUR DAYS ENDS IN DEATH.
After remaining for four days in a state of coma, from which no efforts of the physicians could arouse him, R. T. Fry of Olney, Ill., died at the County Hospital last night. Mr. fry was found unconscious in his room in the Grace Hotel on Friday. The room was filled with gas from an open jet and the doctor who was called in said he was suffering from asphyxiation. Mr. Fry was apparently dying when taken to the County Hospital. At times he would open his eyes, but never spoke. He soon developed a high fever and the doctors found traces of alcohol in his stomach, but nothing to account for his prolonged insensibility. Dr. Flemming and Dr. Cooke, the physicians in charge of the case, were mystified and called in several other doctors, none of whom would risk a diagnosis. Equally strange was the way, in which he clung to life for four days, as asphyxiated people either recover consciousness or die in a short time. "It was in many ways an interesting case," said Dr. Cook last night. "From later developments it is possible he was suffering from cerebral disease, but that cannot be determined until a post-mortem is held. Mr. Fry developed symptoms of several troubles, none of which was serious enough to account for his condition of coma." Mr. Fry was a well-known politician throughout Southern Illinois. His trip to Chicago was to confer with the Republican politicians. [22 July 1896, Chicago Tribune (IL) - contributed by: K. Torp]



Garrett, Thomas - 72, a pioneer resident of Olney, passed away at the home of relatives in Indianapolis. He broke a bone and complications resulted which brought about his death, Sunday. Interment will be at Olney this afternoon. Mr. Garrett was well known in Jasper Co. - [Newton Press, Tuesday, July 13, 1926]

Gassman, John, aged thirty-two years, a former resident of this city, died suddenly at his home in Olney, III., on the 2nd. inst. [New Albany Daily Tribune April 11, 1894 - Sub by Barb Z.]

Gray, Joseph - 20, of Olney, was killed on the C & O.R. R. at West Liberty while trying to make a coupling for the northbound train. He slipped and fell and was run over. [August 26, 1891]

Griffin, Lemuel - an old citizen of Olney, who has been in business on Main street for a number of years, died last Monday night. [Newton Press, June 11, 1874]

Grubb, Walter Robert - of Noble. [Newton Press, 21 Nov 1944.]

Gunn, Zina S. - of Rose Hill, Ill. His body was brought here [Olney] for interment, the funeral taking place from the M.E. church on Friday afternoon and was largely attended. The deceased was a brother of John H. Gunn of our city [Olney] and born in Wabash county, Ill. in 1837, moving to this city in 1856, where he did business for many years. Meeting with reverses he moved to Rose Hill where he succeeded in recovering his losses. He was married to Mary Marney in this city, who survives him, as do four sons and two daughters. He was a man well respected by all who knew him. Olney Times. [Newton Press, April 30, 1890]



Hall, Harold Lewis - son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Hall of Oblong, d. May 19, aged 23 years and 24 days. He is survived by two brothers, Ger- (sic) and Kenneth Hall of Yale. At the time of his death he was a resident of Olney. [Newton Press, Friday, May 27, 1927]

Harmon, Sharon S. - 49, of Olney, died at 9:55 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 20, 1999) at her residence.

Harris, Joe - a brother of Capt. B.W. Harris of this townshp, is dying in Olney. [Wed. April 18, 1883]

Headley, Vera
VERA IRENE SMITH HEADLEY, 87--- of Olney, died Thursday Feb 16, 1995 at her home. Funeral Services will be at 2pm Monday at Zirkle Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Little Prairie Cemetery west of Albion. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 pm on Monday.
Headley was born Jan 8, 1908 in Edwards Co., the daughter of George T and Luella (Miller) Smith. She married Meryl Headley July 10, 1950 Dugger Indiana. He died Jan 23, 1972. She taught school for 44 years in Illinois and Indiana. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ; Olney Clio Club; Richland Barracks #466, Veterans of World War I Auxiliary, Olney Senior Citizens and 5, Olney Christian Singles, Richland County Retired Teachers Association, Illinois Retired Teachers Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and National Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by a sister Hazel Reed of Lake City, FL, three neices, Suzanne Aljabori, Diane Oxford, Michelle Abrajano; two great-nephews Sean Aljabori and Keith Welch; and a great-neice Sarah Aljabori. Headley was preceded in death by her parents, husband and infant brother. [Feb 19, 1995, Olney Daily Mail -- Contributed by Michelle Abrajano]

Hume, Mrs. - The wife of Dr. Wm. Hume, who moved to Olney a couple of weeks ago, died Saturday.  Mrs. Hume was a young woman with many friends wherever known.  We extend our sympathy to the bereaved husband and other relatives. [Newton Press, August 19, 1896]



Jackson, Minnie I. -- was born Nov. 24, 1869, being the daughter of Cornelius and Mary Jane Jackson, both of whom preceeded her to the great beyond. She was married to Robert Lennen, Sep 9, 1889. To this union was born 3 daughters, Ethel, Ida and Maude, all of whom survive.
Early in life she was converted and joined the United Brethren church, but when the family removed ot Denver township, she transferred the membership to Shilo M.E. church and later to Marion Chapel M.E. church where she retained it until death on Monday, Nov. 3, 1913.
The funeral was held from her home church on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Services being conducted by Rev. Rhein of Noble. Her remains rest at Pleasant Valley. She leaves behind to mourn her loss, husband, 3 daughters, 5 sisters, Martha Poff, Mary Delzell, Rose Poff of Olney, Isabell Tyrrelle of Peoria, Dora Nochiolas, of West Liberty and 2 brothers, Grant and Henry Jackson; also 5 half-brothers and a half sister as follows: Priscilla Struble, C. Newll., Lee and Henry Jackson, all of Olney, Arthur Jackson of Bainville, Montana, and Luther Jackson of Terre Haute, Ind. [Olney Advocate, reprinted in Ste Marie Tribune Friday, Nov. 21, 1913, Sub. by KT]

Johnson, Mrs. - the wife of Jack Johnson, formerly express messenger on the P.D. & E. route, died at Olney last week. [Newton Press, April 27, 1892
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Kapper, Martin - of east of Dundas, age 75. [Death reported 19 Jan 1945]

Kelley, Frank - late of Fox twp., Jasper County, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. F.P. Gillespie, in Olney, last week, and was buried at St. Marie, Jasper Co. He was afflicted with consumption. [Newton Press, Oct. 28, 1891]

Kempter, Eusebius - an old soldier, committed suicide at Olney a few days ago by shooting himself with a revolver. [Newton Press, March 2, 1892]

Kerr, Mrs. - The wife of Mr. W.D. Kerr, who has been an invalid for some time past, died last Sunday morning. She was an estimable lady, and during her brief residence in Olney had endeared herself to a large ciricle of friends, who sincerely condole with her bereaved husband. Her remains were taken to Covington, Ind., her former home, for burial. [Olney Times quoted by the Newton Press. Jan. 18, 1877]

King, Lambert - aged 14, son of Mr. J.T. King, merchant tailor on Whittle avenue in this city (Olney), was drowned while bathing in a mill pond in the eastern part of the city last Wednesday evening. [Newton Press, June 18, 1874]

 



Lamkin, George - of near Dundas, age 80. [Death reported 17 Nov 1944].

Lanner, Chris - committed suicide by hanging in Olney. [Newton Press, March 7, 1888]

Leavitt, Charles - aged 17 years, was run over by the water supply wagon for a steam thresher near Olney and killed. Newton Press, August 10, 1892

Lewis, Thelma Milford  - 73 of Olney, formerly of Chicago, died at 7 P.M. Sunday June 21, 1987, in the Olney care . Memorial services will be at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, (Tonight) at the Summers Funeral Home. The body will be cremated.  She was born on June 10, 1914, in Scott City, Mo., to Edward H. and Effie Estes (Norman) Moore. She was a member of the Eagles, VFW, American Legion, and Moose Lodge. Survivors include three daughters, Jeannie Faris of Olney, Linda E. Miller
of Olney and Sharon Griffin of Mt. Erie; two sons James Milford of Fort Smith, Ark., and David Milford of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Paul Moore of Boise, Idaho, and Victor Moore of Olney; 22 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son and a brother.[Sub by Pris Robertson]

Lister, Adolph - of S. Muddy Twp d. at Olney. He was b. 1878. [Newton Press, 28 Nov 1944]

Litzelmann, Joseph Sr. - (Friday, April 3, 1874), Born Aug. 12, 1821 in Straburg, France. In 1837 came to America. Had been to Cincinnati where he had shipped some cattle and became ill with congestion of the lunges. Died 2 p.m. on March 27, 1874 at the Rawling House in Olney, Illinois. Buried in Ste. Marie cemetery. [Contributed by Deanna Bennett]



Mason, George - aged 65, one among the oldest residents of this county, died at his residence a little way south of Parkersburg, on the afternoon of the 5th inst. He complained a short time before his death that he felt chilly, saying to his wife that he would like to be placed in a position so as to straighten out, and doing so he breathed twice and expired. His disease was supposed to be of the heart. He was buried at the family graveyard near his home on Sunday last with the honors of Masonry. [Oct. 26, 1876]

McGinnis, Major James F. - a retired officer of the regular army and a popular society man whose home was in Olney, died at Washington, D.C. last week. [Newton Press, Jan. 14, 1891]

Miller, Carlin O. - of Dundas. KIA in the Phillipines on 21 Oct. [Newton Press, 5 Dec 1944.]
 

Miller, Daniel Sr. - age 83, died at his grandson Jasper Miller's house in West Newton last Thursday night. He was taken to Claremont for interment. [Newton Press June 1, 1892]

Miller, Joseph - coroner of Richland county, died Monday and was laid to rest on Wednesday. He was 64 years old and had served three terms by election and a part of a term by appointment. January 9, 1920

Well Known Contractor Found Dead
Moore, Edward H.
- age about 68, well known Olney Building Contractor, found dead in his auto on West St. John Street at 6:30 O'clock ?? morning. A hose had been attached to the exhaust pipe and inside the ? With death apparently due to carbon monoxide poison. A note left for his son ED JR. Explaining the reason for his act as ill health. Coroner Ralph King announced this morning an inquest would be held at the Porter-Schaub chapel at 5 O'clock this evening. The body was taken to the Porter-Schaub funeral home to await arrangements for the funeral service. Mr. Moore a native of Noble, had constructed a number of houses in Olney during the past several years. Thirty years ago he left Noble for Fornfelt, MO., where he became a prosperous contractor and one of that city’s most prominent citizens. In 1932 he returned to Noble and purchased a Farm where he resided until about two years ago when he moved to Olney and again entered the contracting and building business. He is survived by his wife, two daughters Mrs. Vera M. Krebbs of Shelbyville, Ind., and Mrs. Thelma E. Milford of Geff, and four sons, Ed H. Moore and Paul Moore both of Olney, Victor H. Moore of Burley, Idaho and Raymond M. Moore of Shelbyville, Ind. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Charles Murray of Noble, and one brother O.W. Moore of Chicago. Funeral Services will be at the Porter-Schaub chapel Monday morning at 10:30 O'clock with Masons in charge. Interment will be at Haven Hill Cemetery. (Olney Daily Mail August 26, 1939 - Contributedby Priscilla (Moore) Robertson)

Mrs. Effie Moore of Olney Passes
Moore, Mrs. Effie E.
- 78, formerly of 515 W. St. John St., died on Monday evening at the Golden years Nursing Home. She was the widow of Edward H. Moore, who died on August 26, 1939. She is survived by the following children, Edward H. Moore of Belington, W. Va. Mrs. Thelma Milford of Olney, Paul O. Moore of Rapid City, S. D. and Victor H. Moore of Imperial, Calif. All three brothers, Clyde Estes and O. T. Estes of Stuttgart, Ark., and Jack Estes of Neosho, MO. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:30 PM. CDT in the chapel of the Schaub Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul Ragsdale in charge. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery. (The Olney Newspaper Death Date was June 08, 1959) Contributed by Priscilla (Moore) Robertson)

Moore, Joseph Bartlett Baldwin Wrightson - died January 21, 1902 at the residence of E.W. Jewett , in Noble IL. Richland County. Olney Advocate January 31, 1902. Mr. Moore was born in Boston, Mass., in April 1809, educated at Cambridge, Mass. and began life early on the high seas where he remained for 25 years. He married in Melbourne, Australia, and accumulated a fortune there. He is survived by five children, four of which survived him, his wife dying in the 70's. He was the son of Sir William Henry Moore, triplet brother to Sir Wrightson and Sir John Moore, English Generals. He leaves four Children, twenty-one grandchildren and six great grandchildren to mourn their loss. (Contributed by Priscilla (Moore) Robertson)

Moore, Victor H. - 76, of Olney, died at 4:25 PM Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Richland Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be at 1:30 PM Wednesday at Haven Hill Cemetery with Minister Struart Liegey officiating. Full Military Rites will be performed at the graveside. there will be no visitation. Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney is in charge of arrangements. Moore was born feb 14 1922 in Fornfelt, MO.the son of Edward Hamilton and Effie (Estes) Moore. He married Virginia K. Bolton June 21, 1941, inWarrenton, Mo. She preceded him in death January 2, 1997.He was a U.S. Marine Corps WW ll Veteran and retired from the Immigration Service and Border Patrol. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He is survived by two daughters, Priscilla Robertson and her husband John,of Olney, and Jennifer Ann Pirka of Piscataway, N.J.; six grandchildren,Ginger Ries, Ray Robertson, Kevin Robertson, Michelle Karnavale, Susanne Pirka and Joseph Pirka and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, and a sister.[Olney Daily Mail, Sub by Pris Robertson]

Moore, Virginia K. - 75, of Olney, died at 5:15 AM Thursday, January 2, 1996 (This is a misprint it is 1997), at Richland Memorial Hospital.Gravesid There will be no visitation. Summers-Kistler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.The services will be at 10am Saturday, with the Rev. Stuart Liegey officiating. Moore was born May 14, 1921, in Richland with County, the daughter of E.J. and Dessa Bell (Wells) Bolton. She married Victor H. Moore June 21, 1941 in Warrenton, MO. He survives. She was a Homemaker and a member of Elm Street Christian Church. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Priscilla Robertson and her husband John, of Olney, and Jennifer Ann Pirka, of Piscataway, N.J.; two sisters, Margaret E. Tucker, of Effingham, and Helen Wells, of Sacramento,Calif.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.[Sub by Pris Robertson]

Montgomery - A little 11 year old son of Mr. Montgomery, who lives in Bonpas township, was drowned at the old Knight Mill last Thursday. He started to school in the morning, but instead of going to school, in company with some other boys went swimming. His body was not recovered till late in the evening, as the other little boys were afraid to tell of the sad mishap that had befallen their comrade, as they had all disobeyed in playing truant. [Newton Press, June 18, 1874]



Nigh, Mr. G. F. - (Wednesday, September 7, 1881), died on Wednesday last at his Olney home. Brother of Fuller Nigh. [Contributed by Deanna Bennett]



Packard, Dora - we learn that a young lady by the name of Dora Packard was burned to death in Olney on Saturday last....It appears that Miss Packard was walking along Main street with another lady of her acquaintance when her clothes caught fire from some unknown cause. As soon as the fire was discovered she ran into a store near by and called for help, but the astonished proprietor fearing that the flames would communicate to his building, at once ejected her from the premises. By the time the unfortunate girl had again reached the street several parties, whose attention had been previously atrracted by her screams, were on the spot and hurriedly extinguished the flames, but assistance had arrived too late to save the life of the unfortunate victim, as her body was then burned so badly that human skill was of no avail. Miss Packard lived near Wakefield, Ill., where she had been teaching school. [Newton Press, Oct. 26, 1876]

Page, Eva - of this city [Olney] died from injuries received in a fall Sunday at Arthur. Miss Page was the guest of the family of William Wamsley at Arthur. She was preparing to go to church Sunday morning, intending to go outdoors, but the door happened to lead into a basement and she was precipitated down the stairway. She received injuries on the head which caused her death within an hour. Olney relatives were notified and went at once to Arthur. The body was brought to Olney this morning and taken to the home of her sister Mrs. Margaret Myers on Silver street. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this afternoon. Miss Page was 72 years old. - Olney Daily Mail, Dec. 31 [1918]. Miss Page was principal of the Newton High School two or three terms, and will be remembered as a very efficient teacher and a lady of gracious, pleasing accomplishments. [Newton Press, Jan. 3, 1919]

Parker, Viola - 86, of Kingman, Ariz., formerly of Wakefield, died Sunday (Feb. 6, 2000) in Oklahoma.



Rennier, Richard
Richard J. Rennier, 40, owner and operator of Richard's Appliance store in Olney, passed away last evening at the Richland Memorial Hospital, following a long period of ill health. A lifelong resident of the county, Mr. Rennier was born the son of E. J. Rennier and Helen Kocher Rennier.  He was married to Evelyn Chambers on June 27, 1956.  Mr. Rennier was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Stringtown. 
A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was also a member of the Olney Elks Club, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Loyal Order of Moose and the Knights of Columbus.  He was also interested in music and had played in dance bands since the age of 13 with his father and other members of his family.  Mr. Rennier had operated his appliance store since April of 1969 and before that was associated with Robert Powhatan in the operation of Bourell's.
 Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, and the following children: Richard Lee, Michael Wayne, Sherry Lea, Linda Marie, Jacqueline Marie, and Cheryl Lynn, all living at home.  He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rennier of Claremont, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Charlene Schwager of Ste. Marie, Robert Rennier of Olney, James, Melvin and Mrs. Mary Volk, all of Claremont, Mrs. Deloris Hemrich and Mrs. Joan Bahl, both of Olney, and Mrs. Rita Schaffer of Newton.
 He was preceded in death by two children, Jeffrey Leo and Janice Kay and one brother, Kenneth.
 The Knights of Columbus will conduct a Rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
 Funeral services for Mr. Rennier will be held on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in the St. Joseph's Church at Stringtown with the Rev. Fr. Lucien P. Duesing the Celebrant of the funeral Mass.  Interment will be in the Parish cemetery.
 Friends may call at the Summers-Rainey Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today and the Holy Rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.
 Military graveside rites will be held by Olney Veterans organizations. [Sub. by Lucille Staugh]

Rennier, Ephraim "E.J." - 94, of Stringtown, died at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, January 12, 2003, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.
 Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today with Holy Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney.  Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stringtown with Reverend Father David Braun officiating.
 Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Stringtown.
 Mr. Rennier was born on July 7, 1908, in Richland County, the son of Jacob Louvina (Weiler) Rennier.  He married Helen Kocher on July 17, 1929.  She survives.
 He was a retired farmer and musician.  He was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stringtown.  He was a Fourth Degree member of Knights of Columbus and was a member of Moose Loge and Eagles Lodge.
 Mr. Rennier is survived by his wife, Helen Rennier, of Stringtown; two sons, Robert Rennier and his wife, Judy, of Olney, and Melvin Rennier and his wife, Donna of Claremont; five daughters, Charlene Schwager, of Flora, Delores Hemrich and husband, James, of Olney, Mary Volk and her husband, Herman, of Claremont, Rita Schafer and her husband, David, of Newton, and Joanne Bahl, of Claremont, one sister, Dorothy Corrington, of Peoria; and 34 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, three sons, Richard, Kenneth and James, 12 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. [Olney Daily mail
 - Sub. by Lucille  Staugh]

Evelyn Marie Rennier
Evelyn Marie Rennier, known to her friends as Miss Ricky or Spoons, 59, of Butler, PA, formerly of Olney and Newton, died at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 1995 at her daughter's residence in Butler. Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Rev. Father David Wilke officiating. Burial will be in Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home with Holy Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Rennier was born Nov. 27, 1936 in Browns, the daughter of Lloyd and Marjorie (Elston) Chambers. She married Richard J. Rennier June 27, 1956. He preceded her in death Sept. 7, 1970. Rennier was a nurses aide in a nursing home. She was a member of Olney American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, Olney Moose and Eagles Auxiliaries. She is survived by her mother; two sons, Rick Rennier, of Claremont, and Mike Rennier and his wife, Janice, of Noble; four daughters, Sherry Bilbrey and her husband, Chris, of Las Vegas, Nev., Linda Michel and her husband, Paul, of Butler, Pa., Jackie English and her husband, Bill, of Marshall, and Cheryl Servey and her husband, John, of Shippenville, Pa.; two brothers, Lloyd Chambers and wife, Jeannie and James Chambers, both of Rapid City, Sd; and one sister, Jan Staugh and her husband, Rick, of Chicora, Pa. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, husband, one son, Jeffrey and one daughter, Janice. [submitted by Lucille J. Staugh, sister of Evelyn Marie Rennier]



Schifferstein, Maurice - died at Olney on the 2d inst. [Reported Sep 17, 1890]

Schifferstein, Theodore J. - a prominent citizen of Olney, who formerly resided in Ste. Marie where he was engaged in business, died Sunday evening. He leaves a wife, two sons and three daughters to mourn his demise. Joseph Schifferstein, of Jasper County, is a brother of the deceased. [Newton Press, May 16, 1888]

Schneider, Joseph - died Tuesday morning June 9 [1891] in Ste. Marie. He was b. in Baden, Germany in 1824. In 1848 he emigrated to Richland Co and in 1856 moved to Jasper. Survivors include: his wife, 1 daughter, Mrs. Emma Ponsor of Carlyle; 5 sons Frank of St. Marie, Daniel of West Liberty, Xavier of St. Louis, Matt of Bement (?),IL and Joseph of Riverside, CA. [June 17, 1891]

Scott, Mrs. - The community are pained to learn of the death of Mrs. Scott, consort of David Scott, who died at Olney on the 1st inst. Mrs. Scott was the daughter of Addison Harris of Newton. [Feb. 7, 1868]

Seiler, Peter - "died Monday at the Danville Soldiers' Home. The remains were brought to Olney and funeral services held, Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eugene Blind, on North Walnut street. Mr. Seiler was 79 years of age. He was a veteran of the Civil War." [Original source: Olney Advocate]   
"The editor of the Press as a boy lived in the same neighborhood with Mr. Seiler and remembers him as a most worthy, respected citizen of the Dundas vicinity." [Newton Press Jan. 20, 1920]

Veronica Seiler
Stringtown - Emerentia Veronica,the one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Seiler,died Thursday morning; burial took place at St. Joseph's cemetery Friday morning. Two other children of Mr. Siiler(sic), Matilda and Lawrence, are at present down with pneumonia. [Olney Advocate, quoted in Ste. Marie Tribune, Friday, January 9, 1914]

Seuss (nee Dasch), Mrs. Anna - at Olney, age 82. [Newton Press, 9 Mar 1945]

Shacklee, Mrs. Minnie - in Olney, age 71. [Newton Press, 24 Oct 1944]

Simpson, Mrs. E.H. - died at the family home in South Newton, Saturday afternoon, following a lingering illness of cancer...Eliza Jane Mitchell was born in Richland County, IL, April 7, 1858, and passed to the great beyond July 10, 1926, aged 68 yrs, 8 mos and 3 days. She was a daughter of Josiah and Lucy Ann Mitchell, pioneers in this section of Illinois...She married E.H. Simpson, Oct. 15, 1882 and they spent most of their married life on a farm at the east city limits of Newton. No children were born to them, but they reared two nephews and a niece, Everett C. Mitchell, Mrs. Ed Wagner and Avin Edwards. Surviving are her aged husband, adopted children, eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. James Jourdan, Mrs. Charles Jourdan, Mrs. Mary Easton, Mrs. Nan McKinney, Theophilus, Abraham, John and George Mitchell, besides many other relatives....Interment was at Riverside cemetery. Newton Press, Tuesday, July 13, 1926

Smith, Alva - Fell from a train of cars at Paxton, Neb., Sunday and was instantly killed. His parents Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Smith, live at Olney. Newton Press, Aug. 7, 1889

Spangler
Card of Thanks
We wish, through your paper, to tender our heartfelt thanks to our many kind friends for their untiring assistance during the long illness of our dear husband and father and our recent affliction, the occasion of his death. For each one, when your hour of trouble comes, as come to it will all, we can desire nothing more than has been accorded to us.
Philora Spangler and Family, Olney, Ill  Feb. 15, 1886

Stanley, George W. - son of Jesse P. & Jane Stanley, was born near Wakefield, Richland Co, IL, June 1, 1857 and moved to Jasper Co. in 1876. In 1883 he married Flora Belle Swope and to this union eight children were born. One son Clyde preceded him in death. Surviving are Mrs. B.F. (Gertrude) Conley, Albert, Frank and Hallie Stanley of Newton, Bernie and Miss Bessie Stanley and Mrs. Joseph (Nellie) Laugel of California. His death occured at the family residence in West Newton early Friday morning of heart trouble. He was in apparent good health only a few minutes before his demise, walking out in the yard and to his store. Surviving are his wife, seven children, twelve grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. George Q. Hinds of Newton and Mrs. Llaura Strole of Los Angeles, Calif., four brothers, Albert of Tulsa, Okla; Charles of St. Louis; and Pearl and Martin Stanley of California and a host of friends. He was a member of the I.O.O. F. and Rebekah lodges. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.W. Gillespie, pastor, assisted by Rev. J.E. Spencer of the Christian church. Interment was at Riverside cemetery (Newton, Jasper Co.) [Newton Press, Dec. 28, 1926]

Spring, Henry - August 1890 Reported Newton Press Aug. 27, 1890

Stevens, Gilbert - Died at the Olney House on the 9th inst., Gilbert S. Stevens, son of Dr. U.G. Stevens of our town (Newton) [Feb. 14, 1868]

Studer, Henry - died August 1890. [Reported Newton Press Aug. 27, 1890]



Tippit, Luke - former resident of Jasper County, but for several years living at Toronto, Canada, died in Olney last week. His wife and children are in Toronto. [May 22, 1889]

Tucker, Margaret -- Margaret Tucker, 82, formerly of Olney, died at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at Lakeland Healthcare in Effingham. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney with Minister Larry Weber officiating. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery in Olney.
Mrs Tucker was born on February 13, 1919, in Olney the daughter of Elza and Dessa (Wells) Bolton. She married Robert Tucker. He preceded her in death in1952. She was a bookepper at First National Bank in Olney. She was a member of Elm Street Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge 201, and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Mrs Tucker is survived by a son, Harry B. Tucker and his wife Christine, of Oro Valley, Ariz; a sister Helen Wells, of Sacramento, CA.; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister and two grandchildren. [Sub by Pris Robertson]


Tucker
A young man by the name of Tucker, of Olney, accidentally shot and killed himself while out hunting on the 12th inst. [Newton Press, Oct. 21, 1875]
 

Turner, Mrs. Elizabeth - died at Olney Oct. 4 after a long and painful illness, aged 70 years. She was born in Clark County, Ohio, is the mother of a family of ten children, and a devout christian, from a child a zealous member of the M.E. church. Deceased was the mother of Henry Turner, of this city (Newton, Jasper Co, IL). Her remains were laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery in Olney. [Newton Press, Oct. 12, 1887]



Utterback, --- - A very sad accident occurred in Claremont Tuesday of last week by which a son of Martin Utterback, around 3 years old, lost his life. He was playing on the porch at the parsonage of the Lutheran Church and fell off into the cistern and was drowned before assistance could reach him. The water in the cistern was 8 feet deep and the Rev. Mr. Leathers, in endeavoring to rescue the boy, narrowly escaped drowning himself. [Newton Press, May 7, 1874]



VonAlmen, Elizabeth (nee Mattingly) - was born March 14, 1841 in Jasper County, Illinois.  As a child of sixteen years, she was received into the membership of the Christian church.  On the seventh of October, 1862, she was united in wedlock with Wm. VonAlmen of Richland.  To them were born thirteen children, of whom but five survive them.  Her husband died on the eleventh of March, 1915. The children surviving her are Mrs. Wolf, of Ohio; Chas. of Olney; Mrs. Wm. Lamkin, of Louisville, KY; Frederick and Mrs. Ed Williams of Preston.  Besides these she leaves twelve grandchildren and many friends to mourn her departure. [Olney Times - Newton Press: February 20, 1917]



Wakefield, Milton - born March 7, 1845 at Greencastle, Ind, moved to Illinois when 7 years old with his parents and lived at Wakefield, Richland co. for a few years and then moved to Jasper co., where here resided on a farm in the Pleasant Ridge vincinity south of Newton until the last few years which were spent in Newton; and passed away quite suddenly about 10 o'clock, Friday morning, January 14, as he was walking up town, aged 81 years, 10 mos and 7 days. He served over four years in comapny F, 46th IL Infantry during the civil war, participting in many engagements. He was married to Miss Mary Wharton in 1867, and they were the parents of five children, four of whom survive, viz: Sherman of Fresno, Calif; Edna of Newton; Albert of Wakefield; Adda, deceased; and Anna of Casey. He was again united in marriage to Miss Sarah A. Alcorn in 1888 and they were the parents of four children, Harry C. of Wakefield, Charles M. of Newton and Frederick and Milton Jr., deceased. Her death occurred on March 1(?), 1914. In 1922, he was married to Mrs. Narcissus Vance, who survives him....Interment was in Pleasant Ridge cemetery [Jasper Co.]. [Tuesday, January 18, 1927]

Weaver, William H. - aged 83, died at his home in Decatur, October 17. He was a brother of Jacob Weaver of Olney and Abraham Weaver of Ingraham and an uncle of Cliffton Wilson of near Shamrock. He was engaged in farming near Wakefield and West Liberty for many years, and is survived by seven children. Civil War veteran. [Newton Press, Nov. 1, 1927]

Wheeler, Mrs. Thomas - died while visiting friends in Iowa recently. Mr and Mrs. Wheeler were formerly citizens of Newton. They moved to Noble and thence to Flora where they resided at the time of Mrs. Wheeler's death. [Newton Press, Dec. 17, 1890]

Wininger (nee Houser), Mrs. Gertrude Alice - d. in Olney. [Newton Press, 1 Sep 1944]

Woodall, Mrs. Laura Hobbs - who will be remembered as having contributed numerous poems and articles on various topics to the Newton papers during the years 1886-7-8, died last week in Olney. Her husband, James Woodhall, was formerly one of the proprietors of the Newton Woolen Mills and quite well known as a violinist.

Woodard, Wm. - living in Fox tp., Richland co., was found dead in a pool of water on last Wednesday. It seems Mr. W. was subject to epilepsy and was taken with a fit to which his death is attributed. [Nov. 2, 1876]
 



Zerkle, Mrs. - We learn that the wife of Barnett Zerkle, of Richland county, living near the county line, committed suicide last week by shooting herself with a revolver. It is said that she had repeatedly asserted her intention of committing the rash deed. [Newton Press, March 30, 1876]

Zurkel, Frank of Olney, age 81. [Newton Press, 5 Sep 1944]

Stringtown - Benedict Zuber died Wednesday evening after a lingering illness of several years. Burial took place Saturday morning at St. Joseph's cemetery. [Olney Advocate: December 12, 1913]

Zuber, Frank of Olney, age 87. [Newton Press, 5 Sep 1944]




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