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Catherine (Williams) Fair- Died on 13 Feb 1955 in St. Louis, MO.
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Found William Faffins's Body at the foot of Destrehan St., early yesterday morning (Oct. 27, 1901), Millard Vail and William Stevens found the dead body of William Faffin, a laborer. The body was under a piece of canvass. Faffin was 46 years old. He had no home. The body was removed to the morgue.
(The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) October 28, 1901. Transcribed by Nancy Mayo)


Farrar, Mrs Lizzie, wife of Samuel Farrar, of Lebanon, Mo, died in McRae City, West St Louis, 30 June 1877, in the 27th year of her age. Her remains were interred in the cemetery at Lebanon, Mo. She professed religion while attending Fairview Seminary... She leaves a bereaved husband. - J W Lewis
(Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on July 16, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.)


FAULK – Lydia died 30 Nov 1877. She was born in Mercer co, Pa, 11 Nov 1839; was married to her now bereaved husband, Joseph Faulk, 29 June 1856. With her husband, she joined the Protestant Methodist Church in 1860. They moved to Kans in 1873, and shortly afterwards joined the MECS. She leaves a husband and 4 children to mourn their loss, but her gain. She has gone to join the 3 children that had preceded her to the better land. – WE Broadhurst
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 2 Jan. 1878; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


FAULKNER – Lewis M was born in Whitley co, Ky, 28 Dec 1823; moved to Daviess co, Mo, about 20 yrs ago; professed religion and joined the MECS in 1863, and died in Taberville, St Clair co, Mo, 17 Nov 1877 … He left home early in Oct, intending to spend the winter in Southern Texas, but before he reached Arkansas he changed his purpose, was taken sick, and started home … His remains were brought home and deposited in the family graveyard near Mt Zion Church in Daviess co. May God bless the widow and children. – SS Hardin
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 16 Jan. 1878; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


F. L. Ferguson
Dr. F. L. Ferguson Died From the Grip
Pastor of West Presbyterian Church Had Been Ill Only a Short Time
Burial to Be Near Palmyra
Date Not Yet Fixed for Service at West Church in Which All Local Ministers of Denominations Will Take Part.

The Reverend Doctor Francis L. Ferguson, pastor of the West Presbyterian Church, died yesterday afternoon at his home, No. 5835 Bartmer avenue.

Doctor Ferguson had been sick with the grip for two weeks. He was not thought to be seriously ill until last Monday, when complications set in, and another physician was called in consultation. He grew steadily worse, until early yesterday morning, when all hope for his recovery was given up. During the day he had frequent sinking spells, which left him greatly weakened.

The end came at 5:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon in the presence of his family and physicians.

The burial will be in Ralls County, Missouri, near Palmyra. A service will be held at the West Presbyterian Church, in which all the Presbyterian ministers of the city will take part. It has not yet been decided whether there will be a service at his old home in Ralls County, nor has the time of the service at the church been fixed.

Doctor Ferguson was 47 years old and was born in Ralls County, near Palmyra. He was a graduate of Westminster College at Fulton, Mo., and received his theological training at McCormick Seminary in Chicago.

His first charge after being ordained to the ministry was in Palmyra. After a pastorate of several years at that place, he went to New Orleans, La., to take charge of a much larger church.

Twelve years ago he came to this city, and since that time had been the pastor of the West Presbyterian Church. Under his ministry it was greatly strengthened.

Only a few weeks ago, assisted by the Reverend Doctor Alexander Patterson, he closed a meeting in which more than forty persons were added to the congregation.

Doctor Ferguson took a great interest in education, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Westminster College, as well as president of the St. Louis Alumni Association. He presided at the dinner the association gave to Doctor MacCracken, the retiring president, a few weeks ago.
(Source: St. Louis Republic (Thursday, 13 Mar. 1903) transcribed by FoFG mz)


Obituary of Marlene Hodges Findahl
Eagle Publications, June 16, 2006
Marlene Hodges Findahl
Marlene Hodges Findahl, 74, Ballwin, Mo., formerly of Rushville, died Monday, June 12, 2006 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2006 at the Wood Funeral Home, Rushville, with David Haney officiating.
Burial will be in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wood Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to the Scripps Park Pool or the charity of the donor’s choice.
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, June 14, 2006

Marlene Findahl
BALLWIN, Mo. - Marlene Hodges Findahl, 74, of Ballwin, formerly of Rushville, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.
She was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Dwight and Nina Settles Hodges. She married Earl G. Findahl in 1957 in Macomb.
A son, Kirk Findahl, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Findahl graduated from Rushville High School in 1949. She was a legal secretary for Ernest G. Utter and worked for the Wisconsin state treasurer's office in Madison.
She and her husband co-owned Fleishel Lumber Co. in St. Louis.
Survivors: husband, Earl; three stepdaughters, Marilyn Wolf of Oakland, Calif., and Becky Findahl and Sharon Redington, both of Galesburg; three step grandchildren; two step-great-grandsons; two sisters, Beth (husband, Jim) Redfern of Galesburg and Susan (husband, Tom) Acker of Rushville; two nephews; and a niece.
Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Wood Funeral Home, Rushville, David Haney officiating. Interment: Rushville City Cemetery.

Marlene Findahl
Rushville - Marlene Hodges Findahl, 74, of Ballwin, Mo., formerly of Rushville, passed away Monday, June 12, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, where visitation will be one hour before. Interment will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
(source: Peoria Journal Star, June 14, 2006)


FLANERY – Mrs Mary L, dau of RF & Darcas Wason, was born in Platte co, Mo, 17 July 1849. She professed to find the Lord in Feb 1867, in Platte City, at a protracted meeting, and united with the MECS. She was united in marriage to Mr James F Flanery, 9 Feb 1871, and departed this life 24 Nov 1877, in her father’s house in Platte City. She leaves her bereaved companion, 2 sweet little daus, and affectionate father & mother, with bros & sisters. (long eulogy) – WC Campbell
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 9 Jan. 1878; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


FRANK HOPKINS FLETCHER. -Class of 1858 – Born, March 31, 1831, New York City. Son of Thomas Gilman and Almira (Barnes) Fletcher. In his boyhood he lived for a time at Havana, Cuba, and attended a school where only Spanish was spoken. He studied for a year at Oberlin, Ohio, and fitted for college at Phillips academy, Andover, Mass. Read law at La Porte, Ind., where he was admitted to the bar in 1860. He was engaged in business and teaching in Minnesota from 1872 to 1879, when he took up his residence in St. Louis, Mo., where, during the last nineteen years of his life he was head book-keeper of the Hydraulic Press Brick Co. Mr. Fletcher entered the service of the United States in the paymaster’s department in 1861. In 1864 he was appointed paymaster of all troops between the Missouri river and the Rocky mountains on the Arkansas and Smoky Hill rivers. He was breveted lieutenant colonel for “long and faithful services.” Mr. Fletcher was a prominent Grand Army man, and a charter member of the West Presbyterian church, St. Louis.
Died, July 23, 1900, St. Louis, Mo., of apoplexy.
Married, Nov. 6, 1863, Helen, daughter of Alfred and Anna Lansing (Wendell) Clapp. Children: Anna Wendell, died, 1868; Genevieve C. and Wendell C.
Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1900-1901, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.


MATTHEW W. FLOURNOY
This representative citizen of Alburquerque passed away at his home on September 24, 1915. He was vice-president of the First National Bank, president of the First Savings Bank and Trust Company, president of the Occidental Life and Occidental Fire insurance companies, and connected with many other important business enterprises in the State.

Mr. Flournoy was born January 21, 1860, at St. Louis, Missouri. His career in the West, where he was destined to become so important a feature, was begun in 1879, when his health demanded a change of climate. He came to Trinidad, Colorado, where he secured employment upon a cattle ranch. Not long thereafter he came to New Mexico, living near Cimarron, in Colfax County, where he was employed as a range rider. In 1880 he returned to St. Louis but within six months, accompanied by his brother, John C. Flournoy, came to New Mexico, stopping at Las Vegas. Here he was employed for a short period in the First National Bank as collector, and later removed to Albuquerque, entering the service of the Central National Bank. In 1884, the Central bank was consolidated with the First National. Here Mr. Flournoy served in the capacity of bookkeeper, assistant cashier, cashier, and finally as vice-president and general manager, the last named position having been held for many years.

Mr. Flournoy was beyond all doubt one of the most conservative business men of the State. Speaking of him, Mr. Joshua S. Reynolds, president of the First National, has said, “that in the thirty-five business years of our acquaintance, as well as in our personal intimacy during that period, Mr. Flournoy was a good friend, faithful and true. In all my business career, I have never known a man upon whom I relied with more complete confidence, or in whose business judgment I trusted more absolutely. His judgment of men was unerring and his devotion to duty was the one great standard of his life. Had he been less faithful---had he been content to exert less than the utmost limit of his strength in the discharge of his duties, I am sure that he would be alive and in good health today. Hard work shortened his days.”
(Source: Old Santa Fe, April 1916, Vol. III No. 10, pages 92-93; transcribed by Richard Ramos)


Dated 5 Dec. 1874 Josephine Fox, a girl 13 years old, died at the residence of her parents, #2628 Gamble Ave., St. Louis, MO. on the evening of the 28th. (Nov.)
[Source: Pioneer Times. Oct. 1987, Vol 11, No 4. Typed by Joanne Scobee Morgan]


Frantz, Sarah Susan
In St. Louis, on the 12th inst., Sarah Susan, wife of Franklin Frantz, in the 41st year of her age. The relatives and friends of the deceased, also, Deborah Franklin Home Communion, No., 6 of Reading; Myrtle Wreath Lodge, Ladies of Pythias, Reading Lodge, no. 333, I. O. of Good Templars of Reading, are respectfully invited, without further notice, to attend her funeralm from the residence of her brother-in-law, William Geiger, 113 North 4th street, on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.
(Source, Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania, 14 Jun 1873. Contributed by Vick Hartman)


FRY – Sarah A, dau of JW & Tabitha Gill, was born 1 Nov 1842; married in the year 1875 to Mr George Fry, of Colo, and moved to Colo, where she lived until her death, which occurred 25 June 1877. She was buried at the city of Denver. Her sister, Mrs. Betty Porter, was with her during her illness and writes: “She talked sweetly of heaven”. JA Hyder
(Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 – Dec. 1879; 30 July 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)


FULKERSON - Elizabeth departed this life 29 Sept 1877, in the triumph of a living faith. She was born in Adams Co., Ohio., 27 Feb 1811; moved to this place with her husband, F B Fuikerson, Apr 1373, and connected herself to our Church by letter...Mother F leaves a husband and daughter. - J N Breeze
(Source: Extract from "St. Louis Christian Advocate" newspaper printed on October 24, 1877. Transcribed by Barbara Z.)



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