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Hannah Jane Stephens Abshier
Early Settler -- Born in Tennessee January 6, 1840, the daughter of Thomas W. and Rebecca Stephens, who came to White County in 1848 and settled south of Maunie, known as Little Prairie. She was married on March 12, 1857 to Joel Abshier, son of Margaret and Joel Abshier, Sr, who came to Little Prairie in 1830. Jane and Joel's family home was located near Maunie in Emma Township where Mr. Abshier filmed and also served in the Civil War. They were the parents of 10 children: James W. -- Harriet A. -- William U.-- John W. -- Margaret A. -- Lillie R. -- Frank T. -- Emma -- Charles M. -- Ella.
After Joel's death in December, 1884, "Aunt Jane" as she was often called, continued to make her home at the family residence and reared her family. Her death occurred August 8, 1928. The children are all deceased, two grandsons reside in White County, Joe Abshier of Carmi and Oren Abshier of Maunie, sons of Frank and Isaline Robertson Abshier. [Submitted by Joyce Ewing]

Robert W. Armstrong
Robert Wilson "R.W." Armstrong, 91, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2007 at his home in Phillips Township after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 30, 1916 to Huston E. and Ethel Belle (Smith) Armstrong. He married May Margaret Fehrenbacher, the mother of his children, and she preceded him in death Jan. 6, 1987. He married Janet Hughes Harlan in 1988 and she survives. R.W. was born and raised in Phillips Township and lived there most of his life, not far from his place of birth. He was a survivor of the 1925 tornado that demolished Graves School, where he attended. He graduated from Crossville Community High School in 1933. He served from 1943 to 1946 in the U.S. Army Ski Patrol in the European Theater. He was a grain farmer in Phillips Township for over 60 years and was known to be the first to plant and first to harvest in the area. He was an avid card and pool player. He was a member of St. Polycarp Catholic Church and also a member of VFW, Moose the White County Historical Society and a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Elks.
Besides his wife, Janet, R.W. is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lana Kay and Jim McCutchen of Goddard, Kan.; his daughter-in-law, Pamela Myers Armstrong of Crossville; his stepdaughters and their husbands, Kendi and Bob Kelley of Nicholasville, Ky. and Deanna and Dennis Winter of Carmi. Also surviving are grandchildren, Amber and Jason McCutchen and Liza Armstrong; and step grandchildren, Damon Kelley and Amy Winter. Other survivors are his brothers and their wives, Newton Smith and Mary Lou Armstrong of Carmi, Edward H. and Mary Ann Armstrong of Springfield, and James F. and Sue Armstrong of Crossville. R.W. was also survived by a great-step grandchild and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Paul Armstrong; and a sister, Wanda Juenger. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Carmi. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in St. Polycarp Catholic Cemetery in Carmi, with military honors conducted by the Carmi American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts. [Submitted by Jeff Davis]

William Broddy
The following death notice and biography of William Broddy, an uncle of A. J. Majors, of West Johnson street, and a former resident of this vicinity, appeared in a recent issue of a Clarinda paper: "William Anderson Braddy was born March 14, 1820, in Tennessee, and died on December 14, 1899, aged 79 years and 9 months. He was married in White county, Illinois in 1843, to Miss Delpha Majors, who still survives him. They moved to Iowa in 1846 and settled at Kirkville, Wapello county, Iowa, and engaged in the blacksmith business, and later in a carding mill with his brother, James Braddy. In 1850 they all moved to Braddyville, Iowa, where the two brothers took claims and erected a grist mill, where the present mill now stands. James located on the quarter section where the town now stands, while William located on the quarter section west of town, now known as the Alex McClure farm. The two brothers worked together to perfect their mill and farms until 1860, when William sold out his interest in the mill and in 1865 he sold his farm and took up his residence in White Cloud, Iowa, where he sold goods for nearly two years, when he disposed of his stock of goods and settled on a farm northwest of Shenandoah, Iowa. After several years he sold again and settled west of Elmo, Mo., and came back to reside in Braddyville in 1891. Through his long, useful and eventful life no one can be found but who remembers him as a man noted for his integrity, sobriety and industry and that practiced the golden rule in all the Walks of life. He died at his son-in-law's home, four miles west of Braddyville, where he and his aged wife had gone to spend the winter, as they were too old and feeble to live alone. Besides the partner of a lifetime he leaves five sons and three daughters. Four sons and two daughters reside in California. One son, Willard B., and Mrs. Omsted were the only children present; other friends and relatives were numerous. The services at the M. E. church were conducted by Rev. Johnson, of this charge, and were very appropriate and befitting over the departure of this early pioneer. 'He was a good man,' will be the history of William A. Braddy, as it is handed to future ages by fathers and mothers to the children of the future generations. A good man has gone."  [Ottumwa Semi-Weekly Courier. (Ottumwa, Iowa) , 28 Dec. 1899]

James M. Calvert
An Old and Well Known Citizen Died Tuesday Morning
Mr. James M. Calvert, one of the oldest residents of our city, passed away at his home on North Fourth street on Tuesday morning at 2:15 o'clock. His illness was of short duration.
Mr. Calvert was born in White County, Illinois, and had he lived until the 17th of next August he would have been 76 years old.
He was married to Miss Harriet Hatley. To this union was born two sons, one of whom is dead, the other, John H. Calvert, resides in Missouri. Mrs. Calvert finally died. After her death Mr. Calvert maried Mrs. Katherine Hammer. To this union were born seven children all of whom are dead but one son, Lewis S. Calvert, who resides in Kentucky. After an illness of some time this wife died and Mr. Calvert again married. The third wife was a Miss Lydia Angel. To this union six children were born all of thom are dead. The widow, two children and two brothers are those who are left to mourn Mr. Calvert's death.
He was a quiet, peaceable old gentleman, who was liked by all who knew him. He had been a resident of this city for many years.
Funeral service were held at the residence at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon after which the body was laid to rest in Maple Ridge cemetery. [White County Democrat, 16 April 1912 pg 1 Col 5 - Submitted by Karen Carty, who adds "This was my 2nd Great Grandfather"]

T. A. Campbell

T. A. Campbell, a brakeman on the Wabash Railway, fell from a freight train at Brown’ s Station, near Carmi, the other morning and was instantly killed, several cars passing over his body, tearing it to pieces and scattering it along the track for thirty yards.   His life was insured for $5,000. [The Henry Republican, April 12, 1883; Tr. by N.P.]

George N. Duckworth - 90

Well known Mill Shoals resident, died at his home in that community about 5 pm Friday. A White county native, Mr Duckworth had resided in Mill Shoals the past 25 years. He was a retired farmer. Rites conducted Funeral services were held Monday afternoon (today) from the Mill Shoals Pentecostal church, with Rev. Paul Irvin officiating. Interment was in Springerton Cemetery. Nales's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. George N, son of Anderson and Sarah Ann Nelson Duckworth, was born Oct 4, 1874. Married in 1895 on November 18th, 1895, he was married to Emma Jane Martin, with 11 children born to this union. One son died in infancy. Also preceding him in death were a son Martin, who died in 1906; a daughter, Josephine Carey, who died in 1937 and a son, John, who died in 1945. Three sisters also preceded him in death ((there was an error in the obit. My great grandfather, Walter T. Duckworth had died in the 1940's. He was not listed in the obit as George's brother)) Mr Duckworth was a member of the Mill Shoals Pentecostal Church. The survivors surviving are his widow; seven daughters, Anna Bond, Mable Randolph and Minda Taylor, all of Mill Shoals; Milda Hodge of Buffalo, New York; Emily Bradshaw, of Evansville, Ind; Nadine Hillyard of Independence, MO; and Evelyn Hillyard of Detroit, Michigan; 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; One brother, Alex, of springerton; and one sister, Minnie Reeer of Springerton.
[Contributed by pdqqdp, who states: I am not sure what paper it was from or the exact year, but based on is listed age as 90, I would guess it was in 1964. I placed in parentheses that my great grandfather, Walter T. Duckworth was left out of the obit as a brother of George N.]

Enola Gabel --- 103

Of Carmi passed away at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born Aug. 21, 1904 in rural Carmi, the daughter of Benjamin and Theresa (Rebstock) Gabel. She was a farmer and a homemaker.
Surviving are a son-in-law, Ivan Elliott of Burnt Prairie, IL; two grandchildren, Jim and wife Cathy Elliott of Princeton, IN, and Barbara and husband Lou Hagler of Cape Girardeau, MO; six great-grandchildren, Louis and Cheryl Hagler, and Sara, Jennifer, Chelsea and Taylor Elliott; a niece, Dorothy Duffin of Burnt Prairie; two nephews, Charles Frederick Pierce of Carmi and Amos Pierce of Oxnard, CA; and a good friend, Frank Musgrave of Carmi. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Joyce "Betty" Elliott; four brothers, Thomas Sylvester "Bud" Gabel, Frank Anton, John J. and Victor Gabel; and two sisters, Elizabeth Gabel and Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Pierce.
Funeral Mass for Enola Gabel, 103, of Carmi, will be Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Carmi with the Rev. Stephen Rudolphi officiating. Burial will be in St. Polycarp Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. A prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. (Submitted by Anna Newell)

Leander F. Gowdy

In his 27th year, died the 27th ult. Of White Co., Ill. (Central Christian Advocate, Vol 1, 15 July 1853, p. 111. submitted by K. Torp)

Susan Hosick

Feb. 5, 1931, part 1- Mrs. Frank Hosick [Susan Rudolph Hosick], Washington, D.C. Died 2 Feb. 1931. Age about 71 yrs. A sister of Dr. A.S. Rudolph and John L. Rudolph of Carmi. Funeral services held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Mrs. Hosick formerly resided with her husband and family in Grayville and later in West Salem where Mr. Hosick died about eight years ago. Survived by two daughters, Maizie and June and one son, Theodore. She had made her home in Washington for the past few years. (Page 5, col. 1). [From Carmi Democrat Tribune 6 Nov. 1930 - Oct. 1931, p. 1125 -Submitted by Joyce Ewing]

Gladys Louise Langford

Gladys Louise Langford, age 93 of Carmi, died early Saturday morning April 26, 2008 at Deaconess Hospice in Evansville, IN. She was born February 2, 1915 in Carmi, the daughter of Willis and Barbara (Wiegele) Hargrave. She married Darrel E. Langford on April 14, 1935 at Harrisburg and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2001.
Mrs. Langford started to work for Ainsbrooke in 1932 where she met and married her husband. She worked there until her retirement. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill & Darlene Langford of Melbourne, FL; three grandsons, David, Donald and Douglas Langford; five great-grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Ainslie, Andrew and Zachary Langford and three great-great-granddaughters, Bailey, Chloe and Madison. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Aaron, Sam and Frank Hargrave; four sisters, Madge Bright, Irene Brown, Marie English and Wilma Hankins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday April 30, 2008 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home/Kittinger-Fair in Carmi with burial in Kuykendall Cemetery. [Submitted by Jeff Davis]

Jonas Leasure

His desire for a cup of coffee caused the death of Jonas Leasure, aged 65, in Carmi. The man had been visiting his daughter and crossed the railroad tracks to buy coffee. Returning, he failed to see a Big Four engine, which ran over and killed him. [Chicago Eagle.(Chicago, Ill.), November 13, 1909, Page 9; Sub by KT]

Ivan McCallister - 94,

Of Carmi, died Tuesday, March 20, 1990 at 9:03 p.m. at the Carmi Township Hospital Skilled Care Unit. He was born Sept. 5, 1895 in Carmi, the son of Everett W. and harriett (Aldridge) McCallister. On April 28, 1920, he married Robilee Patrick. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1981. Mr. McCallister was a realtor and insurance broker with the firm McCallister, Becker and Hall.
He is survived by: one son, John McCallister of Northbrook; one daughter, Robilee Deane of Napa Valley, Calif.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24, 1990 at 10 a.m. at the Donald Campbell Funeral Home, Carmi. Rev. John Pereboom will officiate. Entombment will be in White County Memorial Garden. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, 1990 at the Donald Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. [Submitted by Joyce Ewing]

Robilee McCallister - 85

A resident of Carmi, died at 3:13 a.m. Thursday* at Carmi Township Hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1896 in Carmi, the daughter of Augustus and Harriett Logan Patrick and was married April 28, 1920 to Ivan McCallister, who survives. She was a member of the Thursday Club, the Village Improvement Society, and Wabash Chapter of DAR and for many years had been the superintendent of the Primary Department of the First Presbyterian Church.
She had been a member of the governing board of the National College of Education, a PTA district director and helped organize PTA groups in seven counties in Southern Illinois.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, Ivan, are one son, John McCallister of Northbrook; a daughter, Robilee Frederick of San Francisco, Calif.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Donald Campbell Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Pereboom, Dannie Martin and Joe Logsdon officiating. Entombment will be at Carmi Garden of Memories. [Submitted by Joyce Ewing]

Byrd Lanier Patrick

Departed this life at his late residence on Main Street, in this city, on the 3d day of April, 1891, at 2 o'clock, a.m.
In the death of Mr. Patrick, White County loses one of her most valued citizens. The career of this poor boy in the battle in youth against adverse circumstances is marvelous.
He was born near Bowling Green, October 16, 1824. His father, James Patrick, came to Illinois in 1831, and settled near Shawneetown with his family, raised a crop, and sold out before harvest, moved to Big Prairie, White County, and continued to reside in this county until his death. Young Byrd at the age of fourteen had saved enough to buy a pony, and this he gave to his father to release him from all claim during the seven years remaining before he attained his majority. At the age of fourteen he struck out for himself, uneducated, without a dollar, relying solely on his indominable will and industry. He worked as a farm hand, his compensation being four and five dollars a month. When old enough, he was put in charge of a stage coach, and a more trusty driver never cracked a whip than B.L. Patrick, in Egypt. He drove stage on many lines in Southern Illinois, their proper destination, including Shawneetown, Ill., Vincennes, Indiana, Belleville, Salem, Nashville, Vandalia, Waterloo, Mt. Vernon, Ill., McLeansboro and Chester. His face was familiar throughout Southern Illinois early in the Forties.
He was married to Miss Mercy Grant on June 19th, 1845. By this union there were born five children, Robert, Wellington Wood, Mary I., Margaret and Amanda. By the second marriage- to Miss Elizabeth Grant- occurring on March 17th, 1855, one child was born, dying in infancy. This wife lived only about a year after her marriage. June 10, 1856, he was married to Rebecca Linthicum, who still survives him. By his third wife ten children were born, named as follows: George A., Daniel H., Anna, Charles E., Mercy E., Ella Belle and Sarah Dell, Augustus L. and Nellie. His children living at his death are Wellington Wood Patrick, Mary I. Boyer, Margaret Kerney, Amanda Bennett, Daniel H. Patrick, Miss Anna, Augustus L. Patrick and Miss Nellie. After his first marriage in 1846, he retired from stage driving, and purchased a farm northwest of Carmi, near Skillet Fork was successful in this enterprise and accumulated considerable enterprise. In 1857 he came to Carmi, and engaged in the mercantile business. He entered into a co-partnership with his brother, George Patrick. Some two years thereafter the firm was dissolved, and each of them kept separate stores. About 1860 he formed a co-partnership with Thos. W. Hay. This firm continued until after the war, when they dissolved partnership, and each continued in the mercantile business. For the last twenty-five years, the largest mercantile business ever run in Carmi has been conducted by B.L. Patrick, as the sole proprietor. As a merchant he has proved a decided success. While many have gone to the wall, he has stood the test, always ready to supply his customers with anything kept in a first-class store. Besides, he has been a heavy dealer in grain, pork and country produce generally, and by strict attention to his own business, he has accumulated a nice fortune to leave as a legacy to his family. Aside from his great business capacity, he was one of those social good fellows that made happy everyone in his company It seemed to delight him to do his fellow-man a favor.
But Byrd L. Patrick has run his race on this earth. For several years past his health has been failing, and, life on this earth is closed with him. His manly form lies under the valley. He occupies that narrow house prepared for the dead.
His suffering was long and painful, but he bore up like a Spartan with all his suffering. When the final moment came, he met death heroically; when the pale, white horse of death appeared, he mounted and rode away to appear before that God who gave him life here below. Yes, he has gone, forever gone, but we have hope that through the Redeemer he still lives beyond the grave.
This was written by a friend who made the acquaintance of Byrd L. Patrick more than fifty years ago. S.H.M [Submitted by Joyce Ewing]

Daniel H. Patrick

Practiced Law Here Years Ago
Was Classmate of Bryan
Copies of "The White County Democrat", published at Carmi, Ill., were received in the city yesterday containing the announcement of the death of Daniel H. Patrick who practiced law in this city a number of years ago as the junior member of the firm of Slaughter & Patrick. He died at Carmi, his old home, last Monday, March 20, of consumption. His widow and five children survive him. Mr. Patrick was a graduate of the Chicago law school in 1883, and was a classmate of William Jennings Bryan. He was a man of pleasing personality and much ability, and gave promise of a successful career in his profession. [Submitted by Joyce Ewing]

Mrs. Nellie M. Patrick

Died Suddenly at Salem
Former Resident of White County Brought to Carmi for Burial on Last Saturday.
One of the most popular of Carmi’s former residents, Mrs. Nellie Mary Patrick, passed away Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.M. Brinkerhoff at Salem. She had been in failing health for some little time although her illness was not considered dangerous. An attack of acute stomach trouble caused her demise. Mrs. Patrick had visited in Carmi only a week prior to her death and it was hard to realize that she had been taken away so suddenly.
She was born in Greencastle, Indiana, and made her home there until her marriage to Dan H. Patrick of Carmi, having become acquainted as students at DePauw University. After their marriage they moved to this city where they lived and where their five surviving children grew to maturity. Mr. Patrick, a well-known Carmi lawyer many years ago, died when the children were young so their care and guidance was given to their devoted and most loving mother. Mrs. Patrick was a faithful member of the Christian Church in Salem, having pledged her life to the services of her Master when she was very young. She was the assistant teacher of a Sunday school class and loved by her many friends wherever she went.
The surviving children are Mrs. Olivia Brinkerhoff of Salem; Mrs. Mary Patrick White of Robinson; Byrd Lanier Patrick of Hawthorne township; Mrs. Reba Lane of Evansville and Mrs. Laura Rudolph of Anna. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Laura Fixmer of Salem, a number of grandchildren and three great crandchildren, all of whom will sadly miss her.
Mrs. Patrick was a lady beloved by all. She enjoyed a wide acquaintance throughout White County, and always looked upon this county as her home. She enjoyed her visits here, during which she revewed old acquaintances and during her recent trip, when she came to attend the funeral of Mrs. Margaret Kerney, she seemed unusually attentive to her friends. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Carmi Saturday afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by the pastor of the Salem Christian Church assisted by Rev. J. D. Waters of the local church. Interment at Maple Ridge cemetery. [Submitted by Joyce Ewing]

Grail V. Powell, 79

Of Carmi, formerly of St. Elmo, who was a certified first class electrician employed by Exxon Oil Company before his retirement and a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kessel Funeral Home, St. Elmo. Burial with military rites will be in Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday at Kessel Funeral Home, St. Elmo, and from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Campbell Funeral Home, Carmi. [submitted by Terry Winchester]

James S. Robinson

The death of Hon. Jas. S. Robinson.  This lamented and efficient officer died at his residence, in Carmi, White county, Ills., on Saturday the 19th of November.   He leaves a family and a large circle of friends to mourn his untimely death. [Prairie Pioneer, December 8, 1859]

Andrew Jackson Rudolph

Hawthorne Twp. Died Tues. last. Born in Tennessee 19 June 1818 - 8 May 1888. Burial: in Kuykendall Cemetery.
(From Obituaries of White County Illinois & Other less-important Areas of the World, 1872-1896, p. 68 - Submitted by Joyce Ewing)

His children's obituaries, all children of Margaret Burrell Kuykendall, his second wife]

Andrew Stanton Rudolph
May 1, 1941, 1-16- Dr. Andrew Stanton Rudolph, D.D.S. Age 76 yrs. 3 mo. 22 dys. Born in Hawthorne Township, White County, Illinois, 2 Jan. 1865 - 24 Apr. 1941. Son of Andrew Jackson Rudolph, Margaret (Burrell) Rudolph. (M) 17 July 1889 to Daisy Deane Foster. Four children born: Mrs. Mildred Endicott of Springfield, Mrs. Gladys Holderby of Chicago and Mrs. Eloise Finch of Findlay, Ohio. One daughter, Lois Margaret, died in infancy. Besides the children, six grandchildren, Mrs. August E. Stocke, Barbara Endicott, Donald Stanton Endicott, Mary Deane Holderby, Lois Ann and Robert Finch and one great grandchild, Robert Stocke and one sister, Mrs. Phoebe Beck and a number of more distant relatives survive. Mrs. Rudolph died 24 Oct. 1940. Funeral services were held at First Presbyterian Church. Interment in Maple Ridge Cemetery. (Page 1, col. 8; page 8, col. 1,2).
(From Carmi Democrat Tribune 12 Sept. 1940 - 25 Dec. 1941, p. 1914-1915. - [Submitted by Joyce Ewing, jaewing@ktis.net]

Henry Rudolph
Life Long Resident of White County Passed Away at Salem Tuesday in 77th Year.
Although not unexpected, the news of the death of Henry Rudolph Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock was received with sorrow by his legion of friends throughout White County.
Mr. Rudolph had been sick for several weeks. He had an attack of influenza a short time ago, which left his heart in a weakened condition and ultimately caused his death.
Deceased was born in White County about seventy six years ago. Most of his life was spent in Hawthorne Township where he farmed extensively. He was united in marriage to Lucinda Price many years ago. This union was blessed by the following children, Charles, Clara, Clarence and Roy, Roy being the only child living. Mrs. Rudolph departed this life a number of years ago. Quiet and unassuming in manner Mr. Rudolph had the respect and esteem of all. He was a conscientious Christian getleman and for years was an active member of McHenry Chapel. He was industrious and owned one of the best kept farms in Hawthorne Township. In recent years he has been making his home with his son, Roy H. Rudolph. They resided in Robinson for several years, after moving from Carmi and recently, moved to Salem, where Mr. Rudolph passed away.
When the call came for volunteers during the Civil War, Henry Rudolph enlisted in the 87th Illinois and served throughout the war with credit to himself and to his country.
Besides his son he is survived by one brother, Alfred Rudolph of Idaho, one sister, Mrs. Martha Hillyard of Enfield, four half-brothers, James Rudolph of Ohio, John Rudolph of Hawthorne Township, Dr. A.S. Rudolph of Carmi and Flavel Rudolph of St. Louis, and two half-sisters, Mrs. George Beck of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Frank Hosick of West Salem. (Source unknown; bottom of the article with funeral arrangements is gone. [Submitted by Joyce Ewing]

James Wesley Rudolph
Feb. 24, 1927, part 1- James Wesley Rudolph, died at Dayton, Ohio 20 Feb. 1927. Born in White County, Ill. 3 Nov. 1854. Son of Andrew J., Margaret Rudolph. Survived by wife the former Sophia Jacobs. Three children, two sons and a daughter, two brothers, John and A.S. Rudolph, Carmi. One half brother, Alfred Rudolph, California, two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Beck, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Mrs. Sue Hosick, Washington, D.C. One half-sister, Mrs. Martha Hillyard, Norris City. Funeral services conducted at McHenry Methodist Church. Burial: Kuykendall Cemetery. (Page 4, col. 4). (From Carmi Tribune Times 5 Aug. 1926 - 19 Jan. 1928, p. 995. [Submitted by Joyce Ewing]

John L. Rudolph
July 4, 1940, 1-16- John L. Rudolph. Prominent and widely known Hawthorne Township farmer. 3 Dec. 1856 - 29 June 1940. Age 83 yrs. 6 mo. 26 dys. Son of Andrew, Margaret (Burrell) Rudolph. (M) 23 Nov. 1879 to Miss Mary Ann "Molly" Patrick of Carmi in McHenry Chapel. Two sons, Lawrence and Chelsea. Both sons and wife preceded him in death. In early life united with McHenry Church. Survived by one brother, Dr. A.S. Rudolph, and a sister, Mrs. Phoebe Beck of Carmi, 3 grandchildren, Glen Rudolph at home, Floyd Rudolph and Mrs. Ella Whaley, both of Evansville, Indiana, two great grandchildren, Rebecca Sue Rudolph and Larry Rudolph. Funeral services conducted at McHenry Methodist Church, Monday afternoon. Interment in Kuykendall Cemetery. [Page 1, col. 1; page 8, col. 3, From Carmi Democrat Tribune 4 May 1939 - 5 Sept. 1940, p. 1757-1758 - Submitted by Joyce Ewing]

George Smith

Carmi, Ill - George Smith, Louisville, Ky brakeman, killed.  Train.  [TheDay Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 03 July 1912

V.W. Smith
Carmi - County superintendent of schools in White county, died at his home in Norris City. He was serving his secondterm and was an active Democrat. [Ste. Marie Tribune, Jasper County, IL Friday, December 19, 1913 - submitted by K. T.]

Carmi, Ill - 2 sons of John Snider, aged 10 and 12, disobeyed father's command, "Don't go near water" and were drowned. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 30 July 1912

Virgil and Dillard Williams

Carmi - Virgil and Dillard Williams burned to death in fire that destroyed their home.   [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 02 March 1914]

John H Wilson
(abt. March 1925)
Prominent for many years in business circles of Carmi Township and at present was president of Enfield High School had held the office for nearly four years. He was born June 11, 1850. Was taken at once during the cyclone Wednesday afternoon at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 18 days. Deceased had been in very good health until taken by death. He was the son of Raleigh and Challia Wilson if Carmi, both of whom had preceded him in death. He had spent his entire life in and around Carmi and is the last member this family. While retiring from farming he made his business as trucking. He was devoted to his family and will be greatly missed in the home He is survived by his wife and nine children and 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was converted at the age of 17, lived a consistant [sic] christian life. He was always glad to see his friends of which he had made great numbers during his many years of business spent among us. The children's names are Mrs. Flora Skiles, of Carmi; Mrs. Stella Marlin of Norris City; Mrs. Olive Boehringer of Carmi; Byrd Wilson of Enfield; John C Wilson of Norris City; Rufus Wilson of Enfield; Miss Golden and Rachel and Lucy Wilson of Enfield. A precious one from us is gone, a vacant place that never can be filled, but our loss is his eternal gain in the beyond from which all pains are stilled. Many beautiful floral offerings and a very large crowd at funeral. Interment in cemetery beside the church. [submitted by Terry Winchester]

Thomas W Winchester
Passed away while visiting relatives at Golconda, August 17th following a illness of pneumonia. About two weeks previous to Mr. Wincehster's [sic] death he was hurt in an automobile accident near Epworth but his injuries were not considered serious. However, while visiting in Golconda, he was taken ill with pneumonia and because of his weakened condition he was unable to overcome the illness. At the time of his death he was 61 years, 1 month and 5 days of age. Funeral services were held Friday morning at 10 o'clock ar Rising Sun, conducted by Rev. Weasel of Herald. Interment was made in Marshall cemetery.
[White County Democrat, Carmi, IL, 26 Aug 1926, page 10, column 2 - submitted by Terry Winchester who adds: "Survivors were wife, Anna Eliza (Peerman) Winchester; sons Benjamin Earl, Eanie Carl and Thomas, Jr. and a daughter, Geneva Belle." tacticaltal@yahoo.com]

Ethel A. Winebaugh
POCAHONTAS, AR -- MRS. ETHEL ANNETTE WINEBAUGH, aged 102 of Pocahontas, died Monday (May 4, 1987) at her home. She was born June 22, 1884 in Carmi, IL, a daughter of William Henry and Florence Virginia Sumner Hannaford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eunice Harvey Winebaugh.
Survivors include three sons, Homer Winebaugh of Rockford, IL, Roy Winebaugh of Flint, MI, and Willard Winebaugh of Pocahontas; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Bennett of Reyno and Miss Elsie Winebaugh of Pocahontas; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of McNabb Funeral Home with Revs. Faron Rogers and John Turner officiating. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery with McNabb's in charge. Pallbearers were Harold Winebaugh, James Lundsten, Chesser Phillips, Esmon Lemmons, Kenneth Waymon and Charles Self. -- [Contributed by Freda Roberts]

Wesley York

Carmi, Ill - Wesley York, 22, deaf mute, drowned in Little Wabash river.  Unable to call for aid. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 25 July 1914]


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