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Magdalena Dathan
Mrs. Magdalena Dathan, aged 82 years, died yesterday at Mascoutah, Illinois.  [The Chicago Daily Tribune, Thursday, 18 January 1894]

Otho Davenport, in his 60th year, d. 16 Apr. near Lebanon, Ill. Served the church 30 years. (Central Christian Advocate, Vol. 1., 29 Apr., p. 67, sub. by K. Torp)

Mrs. Samuel Davidson
The funeral of Mrs. Samuel Davidson, wife of Samuel Davidson, freight agent of the Ohio & Mississippi RR Co. of E. St. Louis, took place last Sunday afternoon to St. Henry's cemetary from the family residence in the Fourth ward.
[East St. Louis Journal, 26 Jan 1889]

Dorothy I. Davis
Dorothy I. Davis nee Hellwege, 65 of Sauget, Ill., died Thurs., Jul., 5, 1990 at St. Anthony's Medical Center. She was a meat wrapper for Park and Shop Grocery and a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Cahokia, Lady's Aid of the Church, Business and Professional Women's Club, VFW of Mammoth Springs, Ark., Mount Zion Chapter 229 O.E. S., Thayer, MO., Meat Cutters Local Union 534. Preceding in death were her husband, Frederick Clair Davis; Parents, Martin and Nina nee Summers,Hellwege, 4 brothers, Norman, ?, Ivan, and Roy Hellwege, 4 sisters, Olga Randolph, Opal Hellwege, Wilma Johnson, and M? Hellwege; a halfsister, Mina Mehas. Survivers are 2 daughters, Cecelia m. Davsi and Dann? Davis of Sauget, Ill; a brother, Orren Hellwege of Tauton, Mass; 3 sisters, Rosena Luedemann, ? Robert, and Gladys Steel all of Cape Girard, Mo, 3 half-sisters, Ella Lewis of Cape Girard, Mo., Meta Lauglin of Calif., and Freida Eggi? of Gordonville, Mo; dear neice, nephews, cousins. Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm Mon July 9 at Monty Calvary Lutheran Church in Cahokia with Pastor Gary Olson officiating. Entombment will be at Valhalla Garden Mausoleum
[from the South Missouri News 4 Jul 1990 - submitted by Christi Scovel]

Frederick C. Davis

Frederick Clair "Tuffy" Davis, 74, of Sauget, Ill., died Wed., Mar 21, 1990, at Incarnate Word Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was a retired Police Chief of Thayer, MO; member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Cahokia, Ill., Clinton Lodge No. 463 AF and AM of Thayer, Mo., Mt Zion Chapter No 229 O.E.S. of Thayer, Mo. Preceding in death were his parents, George Abner and Martha, nee Pace, Davis; a brother, Orville Davis; 2 sisters, Vern [Fern] Jackson and Faye Davis. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy I., nee Hellwege, Davis; 2 daughters, Cecilia M. Davis and Danna A. Davis both of Sauget, Ill. Funeral services were held Sat., March 24, at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, with Pastor Gary Olsen officiating. Entombment was in Valhalla Gardens of Memory Mausoleum. Memorial may be made to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church or to the American Heart Association
[South Missouri News 28 Mar 1990 - submitted by Christi Scovel]]

Mrs. Helen Davis
, age 48 years died Saturday at St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. Davis was born in Newton, IL. and lived in E. St. Louis for 25 years and is survived by her mother, Mrs. Nora I. Lowe of E.St. Louis. Services will be held at the Kurrus chapel, burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Newton. [E. St. Louis Journal, March 23, 1959, ]

John Dowling
Drowned while bathing -- A boy named John DOWLING, valet for Jockey ARNOLD, of the race course, was drowned this morning at 11 o'clock, while bathing with a number of other boys, in a pond near the race track. His body has been recovered, and his step-father, who has a livery stable on Grand Avenue, in St. Louis, has been notified. [22 July 1892 - East St. Louis Journal]

Margaret Dowling
Miss Margaret Dowling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dowling, of Bond Ave, died this morning at St.Mary's Hospital after several weeks illness. No definite arrangements have been made for the funeral. [East St. Louis Journal, November 19,1903 - Donated by Billie Trail]

A Card of Thanks
We desire to reurn our sincere thanks to all friends who so kindly volunteered their help and sympathy in connection with the death of our sister. May they never lack for friendly hands and hearts in their hour of need...A. M. DUBOC, H. A. DUBOC, Julia P. DUBOC


Leo Ducray

Leo Ducray, aged 22 years, son of Justin Ducray, died in Philadelphia, Pa., while on a visit to relatives. [East St. Louis Journal, 31 August 1892]

John Baptiste Due(c)
John Baptiste Due(c)
, a Frenchman, about forty-five years of age, was overcome by heat at about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A policeman found him lying near the Belt Line tracks, with his satchel near by, and had him take to Geppert's saloon, from whence he was taken to the police station, and Dr. Wilhelm called. The man was, however, too far gone, and died about forty minutes after the doctor's arrival. The body was taken to Benner's undertaking rooms. Coroner Woods held an inquest this morning, and the jury brough in a verdict of death by coup de soleil.

Mr. Due(c) had only been in this country one month, and was a moulder by trade. He was employed at the Malleable Iron Works. His family, a wife and five children, are still living in France, and the death of the husband and father in a strange land will be a sudden and cruel blow to them. He had cousins living in Missouri, and also friends in St. Louis and this city, who took charge of the remains.
[25 July, 1892 - East St. Louis Journal

James Duncan
We learn that James Duncan, an old and wealthy citizen of St. Clair, was killed by a number of his neighbors, with whom he was at variance on Tuesday morning last.  The circumstances of the case are variously stated by different persons; but as we have received no authentic account of the affair, we deem it best to say nothing about the murder. – Alton Telegraph, July 18. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, July 31, 1846; NP, Sub by FoFG]



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