DEATH NOTICES

Union County Illinois Genealogy Trails

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AUSBROOKS, Dr. George W.

BACON, Dr. George Hugh

BARNHART, Cletus

BARTNIFF, Baby Boy

BEASLEY, Mable

BEATTIE, Dr. Andrew B.

BEGGS, Arna

BELCHER, William Roy

BESS, George Henry

BLANCHARD, Dr. John A.

BOSWELL, Thomas

BOZARTH, Dr. Finis E.

BROWN, Alfred Carol

BROWN, Charles H.

BROWN, Elizabeth

BROWN, George W.

BROWN, Mary A.

BROWN, Nancy

BROWN, Phillip

BROWN, Rena Beel

BROWN, Roy A.

BROWN, Walter L.

BROWN, Dr. Wilson

BURRIS, Dr. Hiram Howard

CALVIN, Annabell Ann

CARLOCK, S. J. (Elder)

COPELAND, Miss Jessie W.

CRUTCHER, James

DENSMAN, Earlean Caroline

DEWESTER, Chloe Violet

DILLARD, Charles M.

DILLOW, Nicholas

DOHLAN, Oscar

DUCKWORTH, Clinton

DURHAM, Amanda J.

EDDLEMAN, Eli

EDDLEMAN, Dr. William M.

EICKELMAN, Roberta Lawrence

ELAM, Mr. A.

ELAM, Mrs. A.

FINCH, Melba M.

FLY, John

FROST, Daniel F.

GREEN, Katherine Ruth

GREGORY, Henry Edward

HAILEY, Wanda Beatrice

HALEY, Myrtle Alma

HARRIS, Sam

HARTLINE, Ernest Leon

HARVER, William R.

HENLEY, Mrs. S. A.

HICKS, William H.

HILL, James Calvin

HUBBARD, Orba

JORDAN, Mrs. Mary

KARRAKER, Mrs. K.

KARRAKER, Lucy

KELLAR, Sandy

KELLER, Corliss

LENCE, Dr. William C.

LENTZ, Abe

LENTZ, Jesse N.

LINGLE, Mary

LITTLE, Mrs. Minnie

LOYD, Grandma

MAXWELL, Mrs. Martha Ann

MC INTIRE, Cordelia

MC INTIRE, William

MILTON, Thomas Bruce

MULKEY, Lewis H.

OLIVER, David J.

OSMAN, Olen

PELLER, Margaret

PIRTLE, Mrs. W. R.

POOLE, Amos

QUEEN, Mrs. Elizabeth

RANDALL, Sadie E.

RICE, Mary Pitts

RIDER, Lucy

ROBINSON, James Lee

ROSSON, Evelyn

RUSSE(L), Arthur T.

SCHAFFER, Jacob

SCHLITTLER, Mrs. Rosa

SHAFFER, Charles Everet

SHEFFER, Infant child of W. W. Sheffer

SHEFFER, Mrs. W. W. Sheffer

SISK, Mrs. Lucinda

SMITH, John

SPENCE, Daniel

SPENCE, Susan C.

STONE, Stella

SWINK, John

TOLER, Georgia

URY, Carry C.

URY, John

URY, Shirley Ann

WALTON, J. K.

WELLS, Joe

WILHELM, Effie I.

WILHELM, Henry F.

WILHELM, Martha

WILHELM, Myrtle Mae

WILLARD, Dr. Simon

WILSON, Floy

WISE, Lois Lillian

WRIGHT, Billie Ann

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AUSBROOKS, GEORGE W.; Died: Dec 9, 1921 in: Dongola, IL; Born: May 30, 1858
Type of practice: Allopath
State/year of licenses: IL, 1883
Places/dates of practice: Dongola, IL, Sep 23, 1915
Medical school: Physio-Medical Institute, Cincinnati, 1883, (G)
Journal of the American Medical Association citation: 77:2141
--Source:  Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929,  American Medical Association in Portland, Oregon, contributed by Janice Rice.
Note:  Allopathic--Conventional medicine: Medicine as practiced by holders of M.D. (medical doctor) or D.O. (doctor of osteopathy) degrees and by their allied health professionals, such as physical therapists, psychologists, and registered nurses. Other terms for conventional medicine include allopathy and allopathic medicine; Western medicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine, and regular medicine; and biomedicine.

BACON, George Hugh
Died: May 7, 1910 in: Jonesboro, IL
Born: 1862
Type of practice: Allopath
State/year of licenses: WI, 1900, NE, 1892
Medical school: University Medical College of Kansas City, Kansas City, 1892, (G)
Journal of the American Medical Association citation: 54:1961
Source: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929, contributed by Janice Rice.

Dongola, IL--CLETUS BARNHART, 76, died Feb 12 (1974) in Carbondale.  Interment was in St. John's cemetery.  --Source:  Tri-County Record, Feb. 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.  

Anna, IL--Infant son of Walter and Lila Jerald BARTNIFF was born and died on January 3, 1932.  The Bartniffs live in Anna Road District 6 area.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

Dongola, IL--Died, June 12, the little daughter of Mr.. and Mrs.. C.C. BEASLEY. Little Mable was the life of the household, and the father and mother have the sympathy of the community in their sad loss. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. RIDGE, at the Baptist church.   --THE TALK, June 19, 1889, contributed by Shauna Williams.

BEATTIE, Andrew B.
Died: Mar 28, 1923 in: Anna, IL
Born: 1833
Type of practice: Allopath
State/year of licenses: IL, 1878
Places/dates of practice: Anna, IL, 1859, Mar 26, 1917, Red Bud, IL, Nov 26, 1913 Hospital affiliations: Anna State Hospital, IL
Medical school: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis: St. Louis Med. Coll., 1859, (G)
Journal of the American Medical Asociation citation: 80:1021
Cause of demise: septicemia
Source: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929, contributed by Janice Rice.

Dongola, IL--ARNA BEGGS, 90, died in Cypress February 16 (1964).  Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery at Cypress. --Source:  Tri-County Record, Feb 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.

WOLF LAKE, IL--WILLIAM ROY BELCHER, a 43 year old farmer, was born 06 Apr 1888 in Eddieville, IL and died on May 14, 1931 Road District #11, Union County, IL.  He was the son of George Washington & Chattie Reams Belcher and the husband of Dora Belcher.  Burial was in the Jonesboro Cemetery.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

JONESBORO, IL--GEORGE HENRY BESS, age 3, son of William & Retha Barred Bess of Jonesboro, died in 1935 in Jonesboro.  He was born June 14, 1931 in Jonesboro.  Burial was in Anna Cemetery.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

BLANCHARD, John A.
Died: Sep 3, 1926 in: Cobden, IL
Born: 1853
Type of practice: Eclectic
State/year of licenses: IL, 1878
Places/dates of practice: Cobden, IL, 1875, Christopher, IL, Aug 4, 1920
Medical school: Eclectic Medical College: Eclectic Medical Institute, Cincinnati, 1875, (G)
Journal of the American Medical Association citation: 87:1145
Cause of demise: angina pectoris
Source: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929, contributed by Janice Rice.


Mt. Pleasant--Sept., 1888--THOMAS BOSWELL, died 17 Sept 1888 and was buried in the old Cox Cemetery.  Contributed by Shauna Williams.  (Note:  Additional information has that Thomas was age 73y, 6m, 6d and that the Old Cox Cemetery is the same as Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.)

BOZARTH, Finis E.
Died: Oct 4, 1924 in: Anna, IL
Born: 1854
Type of practice: Allopath
State/year of licenses: IL, 1881
Places/dates of practice: Emma, IL, 1881
Medical school: Medical College of Evansville, 1881, (G)
Journal of the American Medical Association citation: 83:1448
Cause of demise: arteriosclerosis
Source: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929, contributed by Janice Rice.

BROWN, Alfred Carol, d. 04 Oct 188?.  
--Submitted by Suzan Sterns.

BROWN, Charles H., b. 27 June 1872; d. 3 Mar 1952.  --Submitted by Suzan Sterns.

BROWN, Elizabeth, w/o George, d. 13 Jun 1893, age 32y, 5m, 13d.  
--Submitted by Suzan Sterns.

BROWN, George W., d. 09 Oct 1877, age 62y, 5m, 26d.  
--Submitted by Suzan Sterns.

BROWN, Mary A., d/o G. W. & D. E. Brown, d. 26 Sep 1868, age 9y.  
--Submitted by Suzan Sterns.

BROWN, Nancy, d. 24 Jan 1902.  
--Submitted by Suzan Sterns.

BROWN, Phillip, d. 19 Sep 1880, age 35y, 2m, 11d.  
--Submitted by Suzan Sterns.

BROWN, Rena (Beel), b. 08 Oct 1874; d. 07 July 1924.  --Submitted by Suzan Sterns.

BROWN, Roy A., s/o C. H. and C. P., d. 04 Mar 1908.  
--Submitted by Suzan Sterns.

BROWN, Walter L, s/o G. W. & D. E. Brown, d. 06 Oct 1859.  
--Submitted by Suzan Sterns.

BROWN, Wilson
Died: Jan 16, 1916 in: Anna, IL
Born: 1845
Type of practice: Allopath
State/year of licenses: MO, 1878, IL, 1878
Places/dates of practice: Metropolis, IL, 1878, Mounds, IL, Sep 5, 1911, Mill Creek, IL, Nov 21, 1913, Alto Pass, IL, Jun 2, 1915
Medical school: Missouri Medical College, St. Louis: McDowell Med. Coll., 1878, (G)
Journal of the American Medical Association citation: 66:445
Cause of demise: diabetes
Source: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929, contributed by Janice Rice.

BURRIS, Hiram Howard
Died: Jan 19, 1922 in: Dongola, IL
Born: Sep 1866
Type of practice: Allopath
State/year of licenses: IL, 1889
Places/dates of practice: Dongola, IL, 1889
Medical school: College of Medicine and Surgery (Physio-Medical) , Chicago, 1889, (G)
Journal of the American Medical Association citation: 78:530
Cause of demise: carcinoma, bladder
Source: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929, contributed by Janice Rice.

ANNABELL ANN CALVIN, 90, Pebble Beach Boulevard, Orlando, died Thursday, Nov. 16. Mrs. Calvin was a retired motel owner. Born in Saratoga, Ill., she moved to Central Florida in 1980. Survivor: husband, Harve, Orlando. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home-Conway Chapel, Orlando.  --Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - November 19, 2000

Our friend, ELD. S. J. CARLOCK, who had been making a manful struggle for life for more than a year has finally to give it up.  He died at San Diego, Cal., on Monday of this week.  A telegram was sent us by one of the deacons of the First Baptist church of that city, asking what to do with the remains.  We wired back, "Bury him decently.  Send his effects to us here. We will put them in the right place."
For us to say that Bro. Carlock was an excellent young man and a man of fine spirit would be to say what is unnecessary, where he is known.  He will be remembered everywhere--at Ewing and in the churches and the communities where he has preached-as an amiable, generous hearted, noble Christian.  We have no doubt he is at rest.  He loved God and he loved men.  His faith was in Jesus Christ.  And he that loveth is born of God and he that believeth on the Son hath everylasting light.
It was thought by some that Bro. Carlock had embraced certain views connected with the question of faith healing and mental healing that were not exactly orthodox.  This may or may not have been, but no error of the head can take the religion of Christ out of the heart when it is once in the heart.  If Bro. Carlock made any mistakes he only did what we all do more or less.  He never lost his religion nor his faith in God.  We are glad that we ever knew such a nice young man and that we were related to him as we were.  Our association with him did us good in many ways, and we hope that in some respects at least, we helped him.
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord; yea, saith the Spirit from henceforth, that they may rest form their labors and their works do follow them."
--Transcribed and contributed by Robert O. Grondin, taken from obituaries and newspaper clippings found in the family Bible of Daniel M. Kelley and Sarah A. Ferguson.  No dates were given, but believed to be in the 1920s.

Dongola, IL--Died at her home in Dongola Tuesday March 18, Miss Jessie W. COPELAND of quick consumption. The funeral was preached at the Baptist church on Wednesday morning by Rev. S. L. CARTER. The remains were followed to their resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Jessie has always been a consistent Christian, lived a noble life and will long be remembered by her many loving friends. The grave was beautifully lined with ever greens robbing it of its dreariness. Then think of her whose grief is ___ As one not lost-but gone before. As one whose star on earth is set, But lies in heaven's bright glory.  --THE TALK, Mar 21, 1890, contributed by Shauna Williams.

Marion, IL--James Crutcher died Jan 20, 1931 in Union County, IL Road District 5.  He was born April 26, 1848 in TN, son of W. C. and Martha Cagle Crutcher.  His wife's name was Mary.  Burial was in Carterville, Williamson County, IL.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

TULSA, OK–EARLEAN CAROLINE DENSMAN, 50, mobile-home supply company employee, died Tuesday.  Services 1 p.m. Monday, Cobden (Ill.) Cemetery.  Moore's Southlawn.Funeral Home in charge.  --Tulsa World (OK) - October 30, 1993

CHLOE VIOLET DEWESTER, age 25, died 08 Apr 1931 in Anna.  She was born in 1906, daughter of Fred & Julia Turner Dewester.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

DE BARY, FL--CHARLES M. ''MIKE'' DILLARD, 67, Simon Road, DeBary, died Friday, Sept. 15. Mr. Dillard was a control center operator for Florida Power & Light. Born in Cobden, Ill., he moved to Central Florida in 1978. He was Baptist. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Altman-Long Funeral Home, DeBary.  --Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - September 17, 1995

Dongola, IL--NICHOLAS DILLOW, two days old, died February 19, (1989) in St. Louis.  Interment was in the Casper Cemetery.  --Source:  Tri-County Record, Feb. 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.

Belleville, Ill.--OSCAR DOHLAN, an insane patient at the state asylum at Anna, Ill., who was sent thither from Summerfield, in this county, died at the institution on Monday night.  
--Belleville News Democrat, Vol 19, p. 1., Wednesday, October 23, 1901.

Dongola, IL-- CLINTON DUCKWORTH, 65, of Dongola died at 3:16 a.m. Monday (March 15, 1999) at the Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Marion.
Funeral services have been held. Burial was in Meisenheimer Cemetery, Dongola. Crain Funeral Home, Dongola, was in charge of arrangements. --News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - March 21, 1999

Dongola, IL--Sept. 26, 1888--AMANDA J. DURHAM died Tuesday, Sept 11, 1888 and was buried in Meisenheimer Cemetery.  Contributed by Shauna Williams.

In Memory of Eli Eddleman--Late a member of this court and its presiding officer Departed this life at his home in this County on the 13th day of April 1899.
Judge Eddleman was born in Union County Illinois in 1831 and was for more than forty years an active participant in all movements that looked towards its up building in Morals and Education in mental and financial improvements
As a husband father neighbor and friend he was living kind and true.
As a public officer he was intelligent honest progressive and faithful in the discharge of duty.  It has been beautifully and truly said  “That there is nothing that the living can do that paints business motive more grandly than to drop a tear and place a flower upon the tomb of the Silent dead”
It is the Order of the court that a page of the Records be set apart and Suitably inscribed to his Memory
John D. Wilson

County Com.    Edwin B. Wing
(Union County Commissioners Records, 1899, page 491; transcribed and submitted by Darrel Dexter)

EDDLEMAN, WILLIAM M.; Died: Apr 1, 1925 in: Anna, IL; Born: 1858
Type of practice: Allopath Practice specialties: PH Public Health
State/year of licenses: IL, 1882
Places/dates of practice: Anna, IL, 1882
Medical school: University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Memphis: TN Coll. of Med., Memphis, 1882, (G)
Journal of the American Medical Asociation citation: 84:1439
Cause of demise: aneurysm, abdominal aorta
--Source:  Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929, American Medical Association in Portland, Oregon, contributed by Janice Rice.
Note:  Allopathic--Conventional medicine: Medicine as practiced by holders of M.D. (medical doctor) or D.O. (doctor of osteopathy) degrees and by their allied health professionals, such as physical therapists, psychologists, and registered nurses. Other terms for conventional medicine include allopathy and allopathic medicine; Western medicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine, and regular medicine; and biomedicine

DONGOLA - ROBERTA "BIRDY" EICKELMAN, 78, died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. 
--Published in The Southern Illinoisan from March 1 to March 2, 2009.  
--Note:  Roberta was born Dec 12, 1930 to Jack and Marie (Rogers) Lawrence.

Mr. A. ELAM died in Anna 4 Dec 1882.

Widow of A. ELAM died 13 Dec 1882.  She had a son in Iowa.

MELBA M. FINCH was born in Grand Chain, Illinois on Feb 22, 1867 and died in Anna, Illinois on Feb 10, 1931.  She was married to E. P. Finch.  Burial was in Anna.

Water Valley--The remains of Uncle JOHN FLY were buried at the cemetery here last week.  --THE TALK, Nov 1, 1888, contributed by Shauna Williams.

Miami, FL–DANIEL F. FROST, 90, formerly of Miami. Services were held.  Grain (Crain) Funeral Home, Anna, Ill. 
--Miami Herald, The (FL) - July 15, 1990

TARPON SPRINGS, FL–KATHERINE RUTH GREEN, 92, of Tarpon Springs, died Sunday (Nov. 1, 1998) at Tarpon Bayou Center, Tarpon Springs. She was born in Cobden, Ill., and came here in 1990 from Chicago. She worked as a secretary and was Presbyterian. Survivors include a nephew, Robert Kahn, Naples, Fla. Vinson Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.
--St. Petersburg Times (FL) - November 3, 1998

Alto Pass, IL--Died, Monday June 17, HENRY EDWARD GREGORY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan GREGORY, aged 1 year, 8 months and 29 days. Funeral services by Rev. S.L. CARTER. Interment in the Mount Tabor cemetery.  
--THE TALK, June 21, 1889, contributed by Shauna Williams.

COBDEN, IL--WANDA BEATRICE HAILEY, age 26, died 15 January 1932 at Cobden.  She was born January 9, 1906 in Cobden to Fred and Ada Tweedy Warner.  She married Elmer Hailey.  Burial was in the Cobden Cemetery.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-47.

MYRTLE ALMA HALEY, age 10, died April 6, 1931 in Cobden.  She was born in 1921, daughter of Wilford & Gettie Haley.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

Cobden, IL--Died, Wednesday March 19, of typhoid fever, SAM HARRIS. Deceased was sick but a few days.  
--THE TALK,  March 21, 1890, contributed by Shauna Williams.

MILL CREEK -- ERNEST LEON HARTLINE, 82, died at 2:25 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. in VA Medical Center in Marion.  Services and burial for Mr. Ernest Leon Hartline will be private in St. John's Cemetery.
 --Published in The Southern Illinoisan from February 12 to February 13, 2011.

WILLIAM R. HARVER, of Moweaqua, Ill. who was adjudged insane a few days ago and placed in jail preparatory to sending him to the asylum at Anna, committed suicide Tuesday night.
--Transcribed by Barb Ziegenmeyer from Wisconsin State Journal September 17, 1889.

Mrs. S. A. HENLEY died 19 Feb 1898 at the home of her son, E. R. Spence, in Anna, aged 51 years and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She left four children, Albert Spence of St. Louis, E. R. Spence of Anna, Robert Spence of Chicago, and Carrie Henley, age 12 years.

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL--WILLIAM H. HICKS, 77, 214 Madison Ave., Cape Canaveral, died Friday. Born in Cobden, Ill., he moved to Cape Canaveral in 1959. He was a retired master sergeant. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He was a member of the VFW.  Survivors: daughter, Jane Parks, West Hollywood, Calif.; five grandchildren. Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, Cocoa Beach.  --Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - May 31, 1990

JAMES HILL died Wednesday (7 Jan 1903) east of Anna, old. He was the brother of Mrs. R.T. Shipley of Jonesboro.  
--Jonesboro Gazette, 10 Jan 1903; contributed by John T. Longo.
Note: James C. Hill was born 10 Nov 1828 in Grainger County, Tennessee, USA. He was the son of Abel Hill (1807 – 1859) and Mary Eglantine Cardwell (1807 – 1862). James was the husband of Ibbie E. Donahue (1829 – 1920).

Dongola, IL--ORBA HUBBARD, 83, of Dongola died in Anna February 18 (1979).  Cremation was in St. Louis.  --Source:  Tri-County Record, Feb 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.

Mrs. MARY JORDAN, age 98 years, died at the residence of her son in Mill Creek 4 Jan 1879.

Dongola, IL--Died, June 16, Mrs. K. KARRAKER, wife of Denis KARRAKER, aged about 60 years. She was born in North Carolina and came up to this country when young. She leaves a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was a member of the Christian church. Interment in the Friendship cemetery Monday evening.  
--THE TALK, June 19, 1889, contributed by Shauna Williams.


Dongola, IL--Died March 16, 1890, LUCY, little daughter of Wilfred and Sarah KARRAKER, aged one year and six months. Interment at Hinkle Cemetery on Tuesday, services being conducted by Rev. S. L. WISNER.
 --THE TALK, March 21, 1890, contributed by Shauna Williams.


Dongola, IL--Died, at his residence, six miles east of Dongola, SANDY KELLAR aged about 28 years.  
--THE TALK, Mar 21 1890, contributed by Shauna Williams.

Dongola, IL--CORLISS KELLER, 76, of Vienna died February 17 (1979) in Cape (Girardeau, Mo).  Interment was in the Anna City Cemetery.  --Source:  Tri-County Record, Feb. 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.

DOCTOR LENCE DIES AT JONESBORO, ILL.--St. Louis Republic Special, Aug 2, 1900--Jonesboro, Ill., August 1--DOCTOR WILLIAM C. LENCE, former superintendent of the Southern Illinois Hospital for the Insane at Anna, Ill., under Governor Altgeld's administration, died here this evening.  He was 55 years old.  He leaves a large estate.

Dongola, IL, Sept. 26, 1888--ABE LENTZ died age 39.

Died, of Epilepsy, at his home, three miles east of Anna, on June 15, JESSE N. LENTZ, son of Mr. and Mrs.. J. P. LENTZ, aged 21 years, 6 months and 28 days. Interment in the city cemetery.  
--THE TALK, June 21, 1889, contributed by Shauna Williams.

Dongola, IL--MARY LINGLE, 94, a former resident, died February 19 (1964) in Carbondale.  Interment was in Christian Chapel cemetery.  (Source:  Tri-County Record, Feb 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.)

Cobden, IL--Died, Thursday, Oct. 25, at Dongola, MRS. MINNIE LITTLE, aged 26 years, 7 months and 11 days, wife of James A. LITTLE. She was a woman beloved by all who knew her and enjoying the respect and esteem of all who with whom she came in contact. It is hard to understand why one so well fitted to live as an example whom others might follow, should be taken away just in the prime of life. But He, who doeth all things well and Whom she was a firm believer, called, and though loth to leave this world with its many endearments, she trustingly placed her hand in His and followed. She was a member of the Alto Pass Congregational church, having united with that body soon after its organization. The bereaved husband has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. Funeral from the Cobden Congregational church, Saturday, Oct. 27, and interment in Cobden cemetery. The funeral was largely attended by friends from Alto Pass, Cobden and Dongola.  
--THE TALK, Nov 2, 1888, contributed by Shauna Williams.


Western Saratoga--Died, on the 27th inst, at the residence of James KEITH, Grandma LOYD. She had been a sufferer for many years with dropsy. She was about 70 years of age. She was a devoted Christian. Her many friends and kindred can be comforted when they remember that while it was earth's loss, it is Heaven's gain. Her remains were followed by a large concourse of friends to the Camp Ground Cemetery.  --THE TALK, Oct 30, 1888, contributed by Shauna Williams.

Cobden, IL--Mrs. MARTHA ANN MAXWELL died Oct 29, 1888, age 48 years.  She was buried at Toledo (Elco).  --THE TALK, Nov 2, 1888, contributed by Shauna Williams.

Dongola, IL--CORDELIA MCINTIRE, 63, died February 18 (1947) near Dongola.  Burial was in the Dongola I.O.O.F. cemetery.  --Dongola Tri-County Record, Feb. 17, 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.

Mt. Pleasant, IL--Died, on the 6th inst., WM. MCINTIRE, of consumption. He had been a partial cripple for many years, the result of a fall from a wagon, but he worked hard at his trade of blacksmith and supported a large family who are left destitute by his death. His neighbors were very kind during his long illness. Deceased was about thirty eight years of age. Interment at McGinnis cemetery.  --THE TALK, March 21, 1890, contributed by Shauna Williams.

COBDEN, IL--THOMAS BRUCE MILTON, 4 years old, died Sept. 9, 1935 in Anna.  He was born in 1931 in Cobden, the son of Thomas Bruce & Ceila Halterman Milton.  Burial was in Cobden.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

Just recently died LEWIS H. MULKEY, oldest survivor of the Cherokee trek, whose mother was Maria Ross, founder of Ross’ Landing on the Tennessee river and now the city of Chattanooga.  But just what interest that will be to readers of this we do not know, unless it be that this particular Indian was among the tribe that camped in Jonesboro, on North Main street, where the old livery stable now stands, at which place there was a great spring in a grove of poplar trees, and where just a few years ago the street caved into this old spring.  (Jonesboro Gazette, Jonesboro, Illinois, Friday, 4 Apr 1930; transcribed and submitted by Darrel Dexter)

Oklahoma City, OK--OLIVER, DAVID J., 84 yr. old, OKC resident died Monday. Born Jan. 19, 1900 in Jonesboro IL., the son of Charles and Ada Oliver. Mr. Oliver was a retired business manager for United Oil Well Service in Caracas Venezuela South America. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and a host of relatives and friends. Memorial services will be at 11am Thursday, in the Chapel, directed by Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper.
--Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - September 26, 1984.

Jonesboro, IL--OLEN OSMAN, 62, of Jonesboro died February 16, (1989) in Murphysboro.  Interment was in the Anna Cemetery.  --Source:  Tri-County Record, Feb. 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.

MARGARET PELLER of Fulton, Ky., formerly of Dongola, Ill died Sunday, (Dec 29, 1991).
--Fayetteville Observer, The (NC) - December 31, 1991

Alto Pass, IL--Died, Wednesday night, March 12, of la grippe, complicated with pneumonia, Mrs. W. R. PIRTLE.  
--THE TALK, Mar 21, 1890, contributed by Shauna Williams.

Cobden, Ill., May 20--Special Telegram--AMOS POOLE, one of the oldest and wealthiest farmers in this community, committed suicide today.  Mr. Poole was in his eighty-second year, and was getting very feeble.  His sons, of Chicago, who are proprietors of an extensive railroad printing establishment in that city, had tried to get their father to leave his farm and come to Chicago and live with them, but he did not relish the idea, and it is supposed grief over (the rest is missing).  --Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL), May 21, 1895.

Alto Pass, IL--MRS. ELIZABETH QUEEN, wife of B.F. QUEEN, died at her home about four miles north of Alto, Saturday, June 15, of consumption, aged about 50 years.  --THE TALK, June 21, 1889, contributed by Shauna Williams.

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO: SADIE E. RANDALL, 90, of Fort Collins, administrator of the Psychiatric School of Nursing in Anna, Ill., for 24 years. Heart failure, Sunday in Fort Collins.
--USA TODAY (Arlington, VA) - July 7, 1989.

MARY PITTS RICE, 62, died Thursday (Feb 20, 1997), funeral today at St. John Cemetery in Dongola, Ill.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - February 22, 1997.

Dongola, IL--LUCY RIDER, 78, died near Ullin February 12, (1974).  Interment was in St. John's cemetery.  
--Source:  Tri-County Record, February 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.

JAMES LEE ROBINSON died 9 Feb 1897 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. R. Spence, in Anna, age 59 years, 4 months, 9days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born in North Carolina and came to Anna in 1875.  He left five children, Walter Robinson, William "Will" Robinson, medical student in St. Louis, Frank Robinson, Mrs. E. R. Spence, and Minnie Robinson.  His wife died 12 years ago.  He was the uncle of Dr. Luther Robinson of Ullin, Pulaski County.

EVELYN ROSSON, age 8, daughter of Arlie & Almeda Wall Rosson, died April 12, 1931 in Anna.  She was born in 1923.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

Cobden, IL--Died Friday, Sept __, 1888 ARTHUR T.; s/o A. J. & Emma RUSSE(L), age 1 year, 17days.  Burial was in Cobden cemetery.  --Contributed by Shauna Williams.

JACOB SCHAFFER, old settler in the German settlement south of Jonesboro, brother to Fred Schaffer of Jonesboro, died 24 Nov 1889, and was buried in Kornthal Cemetery.

Cobden, IL--Died, Tuesday, Oct. 30, MRS. ROSA SCHLITTLER, aged 55 years, 8 months and 8 days, wife of F. SCHLITTLER, after a long and severe illness. She was a woman of quiet but very kindly disposition and very much attached to home. Interment in Cobden Cemetery, Thursday, Nov. 1.  --THE TALK, Nov 2, 1888, contributed by Shauna Williams.

CHARLES EVERET SHAFFER, son of Frederick and Mary Shaffer, aged 1 year, 5 months, died 10 Jan 1881.

Mrs. W. W. SHEFFER died 24 Mar 1893 at her home three miles south of Dongola, aged 37 years.  She left a husband and eight children.
Infant child of W. W. Sheffer died 21 Apr 1893.

Water Valley, IL--Died, at the family residence, March 15th, of typhoid pneumonia, MRS. LUCINDA, wife of E.W. SISK, in the 76th year of her age. She was highly respected by all who knew her, an old member of the church here and was always looked upon as being one of its most consistent members. She was laid to rest in the cemetery here March 17th, where a host of relatives and friends had gathered to witness the interment ceremonies. She leaves an aged husband, one son and two daughters, several grand and great grandchildren besides a host of relatives to mourn her loss. But "Blessed are they that die in the Lord."  --THE TALK, March 21, 1890, contributed by Shauna Williams.

Jonesboro, Ill., Jan 11--JOHN SMITH died at his home in this county yesterday at the advanced age of 105 years.  He was born in North Carolina and had lived here over seventy-five years.  --(Illinois) Inter Ocean, Jan. 12, 1896.

DANIEL SPENCE, born in 1791 in Surry Co, N. C., died 2 Dec 1875.

SUSAN C. SPENCE, wife of George Spence, died Friday, (5 Jul 1889) and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She left a husband and five daughters.

Alto Pass, IL--STELLA STONE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. STONE, at Bald Knob, aged about eight years, died of scarlet fever, Tuesday, June 18.  --THE TALK, June 21, 1899, contributed by Shauna Williams.

Dongola, IL--JOHN SWINK, 71, died February 2, (1947) near Dongola.  Burial was in the Meisenheimer Cemetery.  --Source:  Dongola Tri-County Record, Feb 17, 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford

ANNA, IL –GEORGIA TOLER, 53, of Anna, formerly of West Frankfort, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at home.  Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with Father Brian Barker officiating.  Burial will be in Denning Cemetery.  --Contributed by Larry Toler.

CARRY C. URY, infant d/o John W. & Sarah J. Brown Ury, died 15 Jul 1922.  --Contributed by Roger Eury.

JOHN URY died 27 May 1904, at Sutter Co., Calif.  He was born a few miles south of Jonesboro in 1827 and went to California in 1854 driving an ox team.  He returned to Illinois in 1859, but went back to California in 1860.  He left a wife, a son, daughter, two sisters, Katherine Ury of Sutter Co., Calif., and Mrs. Nancy Cruse of Marble Hill, Mo.  He was an uncle of J.L. Ury, a son of Martin Ury, deceased.  --Jonesboro Gazette, June 18, 1904; transcribed by Roger Eury.  Note from Roger Eury:  John, s/o John Sr. and Sophia Cruse Ury, was born c.1827 in IL, the 10th of 12 children.  His father John Sr. was born in 1785 in NC and died in 1855 in IL.  Martin Ury mentioned was a brother to John Sr. and J. L. Ury could be Jefferson, s/o Martin.

SHIRLEY ANN URY, died, aged 6 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was Monday (22 Aug 1932) at the Methodist Episcopal church.  She was the daughter of Harvey Ury, of Paxton, who used to live in Anna.  --Jonesboro Gazette, 26 Aug 1932; contributed by Roger Eury.  Note from reseacher:  Source:  Illinois, Deaths, Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947.  Shirley Ann, b. 26 Apr 1926, Jonesboro, IL; d. 20 Aug 1932, Paxton, Ford, IL; burial-Anna Cemetery; residence-Paxton, Ford, IL; Father-Harvey Earl Ury, b. Jonesboro, IL; Mother-Lillian Wheeler, b. Anna, IL.

Cairo, Ill., May 23--J. K. WALTON, one of the wealthiest men in Union County, was found dead in his barn this morning, shot through the head.  It is supposed to be the work of tramps.  --Wheeling (WV) Register, May 24, 1886.


JOE WELLS, age 43, of Road District #5, Union County, died 28 June 1931.  He was born in Pine Bluff, Ark in 1888 and was presently living in Alexander County.  He was a cotton cutter.  Burial was in Road District #5, Union County.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

EFFIE I. WILHELM, d. July 22, 1950.  --Submitted by Suzan Stern.

HENRY F. WILHELM, d. Jan 24, 1878.  --Submitted by Suzan Stern.

MARTHA WILHELM, d. Apr 16, 1878.  --Submitted by Suzan Stern.

MYRTLE MAE WILHELM, d. Jan 13, 1958.  --Submitted by Suzan Stern.

DR. SIMON WILLARD, RETIRED PHYSICIAN, age 73, died Oct 24, 1932 in Cobden.  He was born May 5, 1859 in Jonesboro to Willis & Francis Webb Willard.  He married Lola Price.  Burial was in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Dongola, IL--MRS. FLOY WILSON, 57, died in Carbondale February 18, (1964).  Interment was in Cache Chapel cemetery near Ullin.

LOIS LILLIAN WISE, age 5, daughter of Albert and Constance Batson Wise, was born March 12, 1927 in Jonesboro and died Oct 14, 1932 in Chicago.  Burial was in the Jonesboro Cemetery.  
--Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.

BILLIE ANN WRIGHT, day old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Wright died February 18 (1947) in Anna.  Burial was in the Dongola I. O. O. F Cemetery.  Source:  Dongola Tri-County Record, Feb 18, 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.



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