Virginia and Beardstown obituaries from 1800s newspapers

The following obituaries are abstracts from Virginia and Beardstown newspapers. Death records were not recorded until 1878 in Illinois, many not recorded until 1916, when mandated then by the state. These obituaries may be the only source of death information for some as not everyone had a tombstone or left probate information.
Abstracted from "The Cass County Historian," published newsletter of Cass County Historical and Genealogical Society.
These names were originally copied from the books held at Cass County Courthouse, typed, then re-typed for this page. Please double check this information at the courthouse in case any typographical or transcription errors occurred.


September 1996 Issue of "The Cass County Historian"
1.    James SHORT died January 17, 1875 in rural Ashland.
2.    Infant of Rev. and Mrs. SHIELDS died June 1875 in Ashland.
3.    Dr. SIMON died January 1875 in Arenzville.
4.    Infant son of Z.T. SMITH, died April 9, 1874 in Beardstown.
5.    Mary Amelia, wife of Z.T. SMITH, died April 9, 1874 in Beardstown.
6.    Anna, wife of Sam SMITH, died July 9, 1876, Sangamon Bottoms, buried Chandlerville.
7.    Mrs. Isaac SMITH died May 1877 in Ashland.
8.    Dietrich SPEAKER died March 1873 in Beardstown, buried City Cemetery, there.
9.    Peter SPEAKER, aged 69, died December 24, 1877 in Beardstown.
10.  Daughter of Henry SPICKER,died July 27, 1876, buried East Cemetery, Arenzville.
11.  Rev. Levi SPRINGER died November 13, 1871, buried Levi Springer Cemetery.
12.  Ralph STAFFORD, age 3, died October 1877 in Virginia.
13.  13.  Harper T. STANLEY, age 22, died March 1876 in Ashland.
14.  Mrs. George STEPHENSON, age 38, died March 18, 1872, buried Garner Chapel Cemetery.
15.  Clara, wife of M.L. STEWART, age 17, died December 9, 1872 in Virginia.
16.  Isobell SOPHER,86, died March 18, 1872 In Virginia.
17.  Mrs. Caroline STOWELL, died Dec. 22, 1875 in rural Virginia, buried Chandlerville Cemetery.
18.  Mahala STREET died April 1855 (taken from probate matter).
19.  Mrs. B.F. STRIBBLING, age 47, died August 7, 1872, buried Stribbling Cemetery.
20.  Lizzie, age 2, dau. of I.M. and Maria STRIBBLING, died February 4, 1877.
21.  B.F. STRIBBLING died September 26, 1877 in rural Virginia, buried Stribbling Cemetery.
22.  Mrs. William STUCKEY died July 30, 1876 in Sangamon Bottoms, buried Oetgen Cemetery.
23.  Mrs. Grace SUFFERN died October 1875.
24.  Sarah, widow of Nathan SUTTON, age 57, died September 5, 1877 in St. Louis, MO.
25.  Mrs. Henry SWAN died February 1876 in Beardstown, buried Schuyler county.
26.  Mrs. George SWAN, died June 1877 in Beardstown.
27.  David son of Henry SWAN, age 5, died December 24, 1877 in Beardstown.
28.  Angus TAYLOR, age 69, died Feb. 20, 1869 in Sangamon Bottoms, buried Karr Cemetery.
29.  Samuel TAYLOR died October 1872 in rural Philadelphia, Illinois.
30.  Mr. TIBBENS, age 53, died August 1873 in rural Beardstown.
31.  Willie, 8 month old son of W.H. and Malinda THACKER died September 8, 1876.
32.  Eddy, son of Rev. THOMAS, died June 1872, buried Bushnell, Illinois.
33.  Only son of Rev. THOMAS died February 1873, buried Bushnell, Illinois.
34.  George THOMPSON died December 4, 1868, buried James Crum Cemetery.
35.  George B. THOMPSON died June 1873.
36.  John THOMPSON, age 80, died December 8, 1875 in rural Virginia.
37.  Benjamin, age 17, son of J.B. and B.E. THOMPSON, died March 28, 1865, buried Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery.
38.  Lida, 7 year old dau. of J.B. and M.A. THOMPSON, died November 14, 1871, buried Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery.
39.  Johnny, son of Seth and Addie THOMPSON, died March 1873.
40.  Walter, son of Mrs. Eliza THORNSBURY, died December 20, 1873 in Beardstown.
41.  Mrs. J. THORP died April 1877 in Beardstown.
42.  Mr. THORN died July 1871 in Beardstown.
43.  Mrs. John TIEMEYER died January 1876 in Beardstown.
44.  Lawson TREADWAY died November 1869 in Beardstown.
45.  Dau. of E.N. TREADWAY, March 13, 1873, buried Grigg Original Cemetery.
46.  Mrs. John TREADWAY died November 1874 in Medford, Mass., former Cass county resident.
47.  George TREADWAY died August 27, 1877, Monroe, Cass County, buried Miller Cemetery.
48.  George TUREMAN died June 16, 1875, buried Tureman Cemetery.
49.  Cinthea, wife of David TURNER, age 21, died May 21, 1871, at Princeton, Cass County, buried Zion Cemetery.
50.  John TURNER died September 3, 1875 in Virginia.
51.  Alfred VALENTINE died July 1870 near Arenzville. A resident of Beardstown.
52.  Mrs. VANWAY, known as Mrs. HEYER when a resident of Beardstown, died May 1870 in Concord, buried in Beardstown.
53.  Mr. VOLKS died December 1872 in rural Beardstown.
54.  Henry WALTHEE, Christian GERMAN, Daniel REISER and John GEISEL all died July 1858, victims of drowning at Beardstown.
55.  Jacob WARD died December 5, 1875 in rural Virginia, buried Stephenson Cemetery.
56.  Frederick son of Orin WARNERS, age 2, died November 1874 in Beardstown.
57.  Pauline, dau. of William and Mary WASHBURN, age 11, died September 1877 in Beardstown.
58.  Mrs. WATERS died October 1869 in Beardstown.
59.  George P. WAY died February 6, 1875 in Chandlerville, buried City Cemetery, there.
60.  Mrs. William WEAVER died December 13, 1874 in Chandlerville, buried Mt. Olive Cemetery.
61.  Omar, infant son of William and Kate WEBB, died September 1877 in Beardstown.
62.  John WEISS, age 72, died March 1877 in rural Arenzville.
63.  James WELCH died January 1870 in Beardstown.
64.  Jacob WELLS died August 27, 1871 in Sangamon Bottoms, buried Wells Cemetery.
65.  Mrs. Jacob WELLS, age 64, died August 10, 1872, Sangamon Bottoms, buried Wells Cemetery.
66.  John WERNER died January 1873 in Beardstown.
67.  Ettie M., 18 month old dau. of Thomas and Nancy WHITE, died October 8, 1872.
68.  G.K. WILLIAMS, age 53, died October 1870 in Beardstown.
69.  Mrs. Eliza WILSON, age 33, died March 16, 1872 in Virginia, buried Nisbet Cemetery.
70.  George WILSON, 77, died September 3, 1872 in Virginia, buried Bethlehem Cemetery.
78.  Lycurges WORKMAN died April 15, 1865 at New Orleans, an Ashland resident.
79.  Henry WUBKER died June 3, 1876 in Sangamon Bottoms, buried Oetgen Cemetery.
80.  Rachel, wife of John WOOLVERTON, age 64, died January 29, 1875 in Beardstown, buried City Cemetery, there.
81.  Miss Mary WYATT, dau. of A.E. and M.S. Wyatt, age 15, died October 18, 1872 in rural Newmansville, buried cemetery there.



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