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John F. Callais
John F. Callais, who lived about six miles east of Mt. Vernon, some distance south of Route 15, died in St. Louis yesterday afternoon at the Verterans Hospital at 5:30 o'clock. He was operated about 2:30 and it is stated never rallied. The body will be brough to Mt. Vernon for burial and will be received here at six o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Callais was born in St. Clair County, but had lived in Jefferson County 20 years or more. He would have been 41 years old had he lived unil February 1931. He is survived by his widow and five children, viz: Muriel Francis a son eight years old, Kenneth Lyle, a son seven , Elsie Marie, a daughter 6, Louise a daigher 3 years old and Paul Hardy, a son 10 months. Two sisters and two brothers survive as follows: Mrs. Mary Harris, east of Mt. Vernon; Mrs Madeline Binerd; and George Callais, Minnesota and Joe Callais east of Mt. Vernon. Mr. Callais was an ex-serviceman and served three months in the World War, but did not get over seas. Funeral plans will not be made until the arrival of the body, but it is stated burial will take place at east Hickory Hill. [Mt. Vernon Daily Register, Feb 1931; sub. by Yvonne Callais-Stevens]

Ethel Calliott

Mrs. Ethel Carr Etzkorn Calliott, 74 of 72nd St., East St. Louis, was pronounced dead on arrival on Monday Sept. 21, 1965 at St. Mary's Hospital, shortly after collapsing in her home. She had been ill and under a doctor's care several years.
Mrs. Calliott was born in Ava, Il. and had lived in the East St. Louis area 50 years. She was a member of the Edgemont Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Calliott; a daughter Mrs. Howard (Ruby) Carter; three stepsons; Harold Etzkorn of Caseyville, Joseph Calliott of DeSoto, Mo. and Henry Calliott of Benton, Ark.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Myers of Collinsville and Mrs. Mildred DeRusse of Festus, Mo.; a sister Mrs.Louia( Dollie) Carr Knauer of Signal Hill; a brother Amos Lynch of Nashville, Il,24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; her parents and a brother, Charles Lynch ,Sr.preceded in her death.
Funeral services are scheduled Thursday in the Kurrus Chapel, Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery
*Ethel was the daughter of Eli and Laura Stephens Carr

Ned Carey
Ned Carey, 19 years old, was drowned in the Cahokia creek while swimming.
[E. St. Louis Daily Journal, 1 July 1919]

Stephen Carroll

Mr. Stephen CARROLL, an old resident of East St. Louis, died at St. Mary's hospital Tuesday. [East St. Louis Journal, 14 March, 1891]

Evelyn Cheslick
- Evelyn Cheslick, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cheslick, of 3002 Summit Avenue, died yesterday at their home.  The body will be shipped this afternoon to Chester, Ill., for burial.  Walsh has charge... [E. St. Louis Journal, 8 March 1920]

John Chor

This vicinity suffers the loss of another one of its pioneer citizens this week in the passing away of John Chor Sr., at his home five miles southeast of this city, Monday morning (December 4th, 1922).
Mr. Chor was stricken several months ago with an illness that gave him much concern and he went to Rochester, Minnesota, to the Mayo Bros. Hospital, early in the year to consult the noted specialists of that place regarding his ailment. But the dreaded ailment had gained such headway that the efforts of these famous specialists proved of only temporary benefit and he has been gradually declining since that time. Deceased was one of our highly respected citizens and his death is keenly felt by his neighbors and many friends. Funeral services were conducted from the home yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was in Olive Branch cemetery.
[Submitted by Judy Kinney from the collection of her Great Aunt Clara Diercks Finton.]

John Chor was born March 15th, 1853, at O'Follon, St. Clara County, Illinois, and it was there that he grew to manhood. He came to Kansas in 1887, since which time he had an active part in settling and development of this country. He was married to Miss Riy Strohm August 22nd, 1894, and to this union were born four children, Catherine, Mabel, George, and Lena, all of whom survive, except the latter who died in infancy. Besides the companion, two daughters and son, deceased is survived by two brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren and many other relatives who mourn his passing away.
Mr. Chor was received into the Lutheran Evangelical Church at the age of twenty five years. He was a man well thought of in his community, a man of many friends and no enemies, a good neighbor and highly esteemed by all who knew him. Mr. Chor's illness had been of long standing and of a nature to baffle the skill of medical science. Everything that could be done to stay the disease and prolong life, was done. His death occurred about noon, Monday, December 4th, 1922.
We desire to express our thanks and appreciation to our many friends and neighbors for their acts of kindness and assistance in our bereavement in the death of our beloved husband and father.
Mrs. John Chor and Children
[Submitted by Judy Kinney from the collection of her Great Aunt Clara Diercks Finton.]

W.S. Conkling
Coroner WOODS held an inquest this morning on the remains of W. S. CONKLING, who was killed at Bennett's mine, near Lebanon, by falling backwards on a cage and breaking his neck. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death. He leaves a wife and family. [18 August, 1892 - East St. Louis Journal]

Edward Cobbs
Edward Cobbs, aged 43 years, died Saturday at St. Mary's hospital, following an operation for cancer of the stomach.  the body was returned to his home, 1910 North 21st Street.  He is survived by his wife and three children.  The body will be sent to ...lington, KY, Monday for burial.  The deceased was a member of the Switchman's Union.  Burke has charge...E. St. Louis Journal, 30 June 1912

Levin G. Cooper, aged 22m 19d, d. on the 15th inst., in Mascoutah, Ill. Only son of Mrs. N. Cooper. (Central Christian Advocate, Vol. 1, 26 Mar. 1853, p.47, sub. by K. Torp)

Bessie M. Crouch
Mrs. Bessie Myrtle Crouch, 35, wife of Joseph C. Crouch and a native of Belleville, died at her home, 5225 Kensington Avenue, St. Louis, late Saturday afternoon after an illness of 10 months.
Mrs. Crouch was born here December 24, 1894, a daughter of William F. and Emma Fester, nee Meyer.
She is survived by her husband, her father and four sisters, Miss Mayme Fester, Louisville, Ky.; Miss Elizabeth Fester, St. Louis; Mrs. Ed Kaegel, Jackson, Miss.; and Mrs. A. J. Schnipper, Belleville; and one brother, Eugene Fester, Belleville.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon from the Gaerdner funeral home, where the body is lying in state. Interment will be in the Walnut Hill cemetery...Daily Advocate, Belleville...30 June, 1930.


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