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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS OBITUARIES

John Adams
KILLED WHEN WRENCH TOUCHES 33,000-VOLT ELECTRIC WIRE
John Adams of Duquoin Falls 30 feet from pole in Belleville, fracturing skull.
John Adams, 35 years old, Duquoin electrician, was killed at 12:15 a. m. today when he came in contact with a high tension wire of the Illinois Power & Light Co., at Sixth and West Main streets, Belleville. According to his brother, Roy Adams, with whom he was working on a pole, tightening copper mountings, his wrench touched the wire carrying 33,000 volts from the Keokuk power plant. He fell 30 feet to the ground, suffering a fractured neck and skull. The body was badly burned and the head of the wrench was melted away, according to the brother. Work with a pulmotor was abandoned after three hours. He is survived by his widow and three small children. Added by descendent Virginia Adams Pierce: He was an electrician and was only in Belleville for two days. The article fails to mention that John Q. was under pressure to finish a job he was doing as it was 12 midnight. The power to the lines had been turned off while he was working on them. Someone, accidentally and in a hurry to go home, switched the power back on while John Q. had a tool on the line.

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Edward Adelsberger
- Edward Adelsberger, aged 25, died at his home, 1463 Cleveland Avenue, last Friday afternoon.  The funeral will be held from the late residence Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel cemetery. Benner-Brichler have charge...E. St. Louis Journal, 30 June 1912.


Anna Adler

One of the inquests, that over the remains of Mrs. Anna Adler, who drank Lysol, is the only one in Belleville. The other inquests were all in East. St. Louis.
[E. St. Louis Daily Journal, 1 July 1919]


Amelia Albert

New Athens - Mrs. Amelia
ALBERT, wife of Fred ALBERT, was buried last Wednesday. She was 19 years of age, and leaves besides her husband, a child 5 months old, to mourn her loss. [October 4, 1890 - East St. Louis Journal]

Albert Alexander

From the O’Fallon Progress
Albert ALEXANDER lived in Mascoutah for the past 50 years, the last 2 years of his life were spent in a nursing home in Belleville, Illinois. He was a retired Coal miner. Albert was born on, 11 Apr 1865, in England. He died at the Athenian Nursing home on Sat. Morning, 25, Mar. 1944, Belleville, Illinois. He was the son of John ALEXANDER and Sarah TINKER John’s first wife. Survivors: (son) Edward ALEXANDER (Grafton); (son) Amos ALEXANDER (Mascoutah); (dau) Emma (Frank) BERGHEGER (East St. Louis); (bro’s) John and George ALEXANDER (O'Fallon); (bro) Walter ALEXANDER (Colorado); (sis’s) Mrs. Gertrude GUEST (O'Fallon); Mrs. Sarah BERNUM (O'Fallon); Mrs. Rose BOWLER (St. Louis);12 grandchildren. He was buried on Monday, 27, Mar. 1944, at Mascoutah City Cemetery, Mascoutah, Illinois.
[Submitted by John Aramowicz]

Amos Alexander
From The O’Fallon Progress
Amos Alexander Son of Albert Alexander & Tillie Conklin born: Sept. 15, 1901 in Mascoutah, Illinois died: Feb. 22, 1981 at the Marka Nursing home, Mascoutah, Illinois. Amos was a retired coal miner and retired custodian for the Mascoutah Community High School. He married Anna Siroky in Belleville, Illinois on Jan. 14, 1926. They lived at 213 N. Jefferson, Mascoutah, Illinois. He had one son Robert Alexander who lived in Evanston, Illinois. He was buried on Sat., Feb. 28, 1981 at the Mascoutah City Cemetery, Mascoutah, Illinois.
[Submitted by John Aramowicz]


Emma Alexander
From the O’Fallon Progress, May 22, 1908
After months of suffering. Mrs. Emma Alexander passed away at her home early Sunday morning, aged 62 years. The deceased was born in England and came to this country 28 years ago, spending most of her time in this country as a respected resident of O’Fallon. She was an active member of the M. E. Church since 1896. And also a worker for the Pythian and Pocahontas Lodges to which she belonged. She leaves to mourn her departure on ebrother, William Gill at Durango, Colo.; one daughter, Mrs. John Neville by her first husband James Bryan; and six children by her second husband John Alexander, who died 12 years ago July 17th. They are Mrs. Jule Bernum, Mrs. Wm. Guest, Mrs. George Bowler and Walter, George and John; also stepsons Albert Alexander of Mascoutah, William Alexander of our city, and Harry Alexander of St. Louis. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from the residence to the M. E. Church where services were held; thence to the Tiedemann Cemetery. The funeral was largly attended. Those from out of town were as follows; Grandma Horsley and three sons and a daughter, Mr. George Horsley, Mr. Arthur Horsley and wife and Mr. Herbert Horsley, Mrs. J. Wilkson and son, Walter Wilkson of Troy, Ill.; Mrs. Lewis and daughter, Mrs. L. Morris of Caseyville, Ill.; Mrs. Millet and Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. J. Jenkins of Collinsville, Ill.; Mrs. W. Bowler and Mrs. F. Moore of East St. Louis, ILL.; Miss Louiss Grommet, of Freburg, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. H. Scott, Belleville, Ill.; Mr. And Mrs. James Worsman, Troy, Ill.
[Submitted by John Aramowicz]


Fannie Alexander
From The O'Fallon Progress, Fri 6 Oct 1916.
Mrs. Fannie ALEXANDER a resident of O'Fallon died on Friday the 29th of September 1916, age 47 yr. 10 mo. 26 days. She was born in Mascoutah, Illinois and married William ALEXANDER on May 22, 1889. The burial will be Monday 3rd of October 1916 at the Tiedemann Cemetery, O’Fallon, Illinois. or Shiloh Valley Township Cemetery, Shiloh Illinois Her parents: Mr. and Mrs. LAQUET. Survivors: (husband) ; (son) Roy, Birmingham, MI; (dau) Frances, Edwardsville, ILL; (dau) Lillian, O'Fallon, ILL. (bro) Julius LAQUET; (bro) Wm LAQUET Other Information: Fannie Lacquet had two Brothers; Julius Lacquet and William Lacquet
[Submitted by John Aramowicz]

Harry Alexander
From the St. Louis Post Dispatch
ALEXANDER, HARRY -3622 Blaine Ave., Wed., Oct. 9, 1935, 6:30 a.m., beloved husband of Nellie May Alexander and dear father of V. Ray Alexander, our dear brother, brother-in-law, father-in-law and uncle. From the Schumacher Funeral Home, 3013 Meramec St., Sat., Oct. 12, 1:30 PM. to Shiloh Valley Township Cemetery, Illinois, location 1. A member of Cavalier Lodge No. 49, K. of P., of Belleville, Ill., and Public School custodian Mutual Aid.

Harry Alexander
From The O'Fallon Progress, Thu 10 Oct 1935.
Harry ALEXANDER a custodian, at Ben Bluett High School in St. Louis, Mo. Died yesterday (Wed.), 9th of Oct 1935 at his residence on 3632 Blaine Ave. St. Louis, Mo. He was born in Yorkshire, England and emmigrated to the United States at 10 year's of age. On Aug. 5, 1889 he married Nellie BOGGY in O'Fallon, Illinois. He was the son of John ALEXANDER and Sarah TINKER/ Pinker (d. in England). He will be buried Saturday afternoon, 12th Oct. 1935, at the Shiloh Valley Township Cemetery, Shiloh, Illinois. Survivors: (son) V. Ray ALEXANDER (St. Louis); (bro) Albert (Mascoutah); (half-bro) George (O'Fallon); (half-bro) John (O'Fallon); (half- bro) Walter (Colorado Springs); (half-sis) Mrs. Sarah BURNUM (O'Fallon); (half-sis) Mrs. William GUEST (O'Fallon); (half- sis) Mrs. George BOWLER (St. Louis). Preceded in death by: (son) William ALEXANDER; (son) Albert Earl ALEXANDER; (bro) William ALEXANDER; (step-sis) Mrs. John (Mary Emma Bryan) NEVILLE (O'Fallon).
[Submitted by John Aramowicz]

William Alexander
From The O’Fallon Progress
William ALEXANDER. Was a resident of O'Fallon, Illinois for more than 53 years. He was a retired coal miner. William was born on Jan. 25, 1867, in Castleford/Yorkshire, England. He emmigrated to the United States at 12 years' of age. He married Frances LAQUET on May 22, 1889 she preceded him in death, on Sep. 29, 1916. He died on Mar. 23, 1932, age 65, at the residence of his daughter Mrs. Frank COWLEY, 320 E. State St., O'Fallon, ILL. His father was John ALEXANDER and his mother: was Sarah PINKER / TINKER this was John's first wife. He is buried at Shiloh Valley Township Cemetery, Shiloh Illinois. Survivors: (son) Roy ALEXANDER (O'Fallon); (dau) Francis (Frank) CURRAN(St. Louis); Lillian (Frank) COWLEY (O'Fallon); (5 bro) Harry (St. Louis); Albert (Mascoutah); Walter (Colorado Springs); George and John (O'Fallon); (3 sis) Mrs. William GUEST (O'Fallon); Mrs. Sarah BERNUM (O'Fallon); Mrs. Rose BOWLER (St. Louis); 9 grand-children. Preceded in death by: wife; and (sis) Mrs. John NEVILLE.
[Submitted by John Aramowicz]

Mr. William A. Allen
Mayor of Greenville, died March 21st, aged sixty one years...Mascoutah Herald, 3 April, 1891



Daniel Arbuckle
Daniel Arbuckle, 82 years old, died as a result of cerebral hemorrhage.
[E. St. Louis Daily Journal, 1 July 1919]


Sophia Arnold
Died Last Night
Mrs. Sophia Arnold, wife of John Arnold, Sr., died at the family home in Stookey township last night after an illness covering the past year. She reached the age of 66 years, 10 months and 27 days.
Deceased was born in Stookey township on March 19, 1872, a daughter of Anton Peterson and Magdalena Peterson, nee Schmidt. She was married to John Arnold at Concordia Church on June 2, 1889.
Besides her husband she leaves one son, John Arnold, Jr., in Millstadt, and a daughter, Gertrude, wife of Richard Muskopf, at North Dupo. She also leaves two sisters and three brothers: Margaret Faber and Katie Burton, of Burksville; John Peterson and Robert Peterson, St.Louis, and William Peterson at Cincinnati. She leaves seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be held on Saturday from the Strauss-Alberter Funeral Home to Concordia Cemetery. Rev. Wm. Schweickhart, of Concordia Church will officiate.
[Millstadt Enterprise Feb 16, 1939]


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