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The Robinson Daily News
1919 – 1933

Mrs. Harriet McCarty
Mrs. Harriet McCarty, who has been ill for several years, passed away Saturday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Savilla Shipman of Hardinville, with whom she had made her home for several years.
Mrs. McCarty was the widow of the late Alexander McCarty, who died about 14 years ago, and was 78 years of age. She leaves three children: George D. McCarty, of this place; Mrs. Savilla Shipman and Mrs. Wm. Rosborough, both of Hardinville. She also has thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Daily news, June 16, 1919

Mrs. Nancy Athey
Mrs. Nancy Athey, wife of the late Frank B. Athey, died Thursday afternoon, June 26, 1919, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carter, in West York; aged 80 years, December last.
She is survived by four sons, Lawrence of Annapolis; William of County Line; Thomas of West York; Carl of Terre Haute, and two daughters; Mary Brown of Trimble, one brother George Green, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Daily News, June 28, 1919

David Keller
David Keller, an aged and respected citizen of Licking township, died suddenly this morning at his home. He is, survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters, Arthur Keller of Indiana; Rev. A. G. and John, near the old home, Mrs. James Kerby of Eaton, and Mrs. Lowden Lindley of Annapolis.
Daily News, July 5, 1919

James Minnick
Sunday at 4:30 marked the passing of James Minnick at the age of 87 years. He has lived for the past fourteen years at the home Wm. Griswold, Mrs. Griswold being his sister. The nine surviving brothers and sisters are: Mrs. William Bratton of Palestine, Mrs. Wm. Hopkins of Indianapolis, Mrs. Wm. Griswold of this city, S. W. Minnick, also of Robinson, J. B. Minnick of Indianapolis, J. P. Minnick of Terre Haute, Mrs. Otis Collins and Mrs. Curts Gamble of South Cross.
[No date but should be July or August 1919]

Margaret Elizabeth Aten
Margaret Elizabeth Mitchell was born in Crawford county, Ill., three miles southwest of Robinson, June 26, 1863,and died Tuesday evening, July 29, 1919, aged 56 years, 1 months.
She was united in marriage with S. P. Aten, Feb. 12, 1890. To this union were born three children: Elsie, Cora, Esther, who died in infancy, and Katie.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. W. Mitchell of Hardinville. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, S. P. Aten, two daughters Elise and Katie, two sisters, Etta White of Hardinville, and Ida Daniels of Gorman, Tex., four brothers, Leo Mitchell of Missouri; John of Chico, Calif.; Robt. of New Hebron; Simon of Oblong; two brothers Harlan and Medford of Oblong, and her mother having preceded her.
Daily News, August 4, 1919

Oris C. Palmateer
Oris C. Palmateer, Richland county’s youngest soldier in the Civil War, whose life for more than twenty years was spent here, died yesterday at his home in Seattle, Wash.
Mr. Palmetter was born in Guernsey county, O., Aug. 22, 1849. His father, on first coming to Illinois, settled in Crawford county. He came to Olney in 1861.
In 1863, when only fourteen years old, Mr. Palmateer enlisted in Co. F., 48th Illinois Infantry. He served until the close of the war, was wounded in the breast at Atlanta, and was with Sherman on his march to the sea.
After the war Mr. Palmateer was employed in the U. S. mail service at St. Louis for a time. Later he returned to Olney during which time he attended school.
He began teaching in 1870. In 1875 he became local editor of the Olney News. In 1877 he was appointed deputy county clerk under Clark Shelby. He was elected city clerk in 1881 and again in 1883. For a time thereafter he was editor of the Olney Times.
He was married in 1871 to Miss Ella L. Shelby. He died in 1881, leaving three daughters. Mr. Palmateer later married Miss Ridgway, who survives him.
The three surviving daughters are: Mrs. Ola Poupney of St. Louis, Mrs. Carrie Myers and Mrs. Eunice Louborg of Palm Beach, Fla. – Olney Daily Mail
Daily News, August 25, 1919

Mrs. Joseph Kopta
Mrs. Joseph Kopta, whose maiden name was Charlotte Shew, was the daughter of Levi and Eliza Shew. She was born near Hutsonville and would have been 71 years of age January 20 next. Her entire life had been spent in this county and for many years she had resided in Hutsonville. She is survived by her husband and two stepsons. County Clerk Frank Kopta of Robinson and William Kopta of Seattle, Wash. Also surviving her are two brothers, Jacob Shew of Albany, Ore., and A. L. Shew of Hustonville.
Daily News, October 25, 1919

Lauretta Estella Alexander
Lauretta Estella Randolph, daughter of William and Nancy Randolph, was born in Perry county, Ohio, February 3, 1859. Died Jan. 6, 1924, age 64 years, 11 months and 2 days.
She was married to William A. Alexander June 29, 1879. To this union were born three children, the eldest, a son, dying in infancy and two daughters, Orio and Cleo. She also gave a mother’s love and care to Howard Sarver, who was reared in the home from the age of five years.
She leaves to mourn their loss the husband, the daughters Mrs. W. K. Henry of Oblong and Mrs. H. H. Liken of Robinson, three brothers Creighton, Howard and Levi Randolph, and two sisters Mrs. D. G. Walters and Mrs. Clara Eaton of this county.
Daily News, January 10, 1924

Mrs. Lavina Skaggs Lorance
Lavina Bailey was born in Morgan county, Ind., July 7, 1849, departed this life January 15, 1924, age 75 years, 6 months and 8 days. In 1865 she was married to John Milton Skaggs. To this union were born seven children, two dying in childhood, five remaining to mourn the loss of a faithful mother; James Thomas, and John Milton of Chicago, Sim Allen of Robinson , Francis Marion and Ina May of Oblong. Mr. Skaggs departed this life April 16, 1893.
In the year 1894 Mrs. Skaggs was united in marriage to G. S. Lorance. They lived south of Robinson for 25 years but spent the last five years of their life in Oblong. She leaves to mourn a husband, two sisters, Mrs. Lettie Hawkins of Oblong and Ms. Elizabeth Thompson of Newton, and one brother, Amos Bailey of Sumner.
Daily News, January 18, 1924

Thomas Calvin Hardin
Thomas Calvin Hardin as born in Fayette County, Pa., Jan. 18, 1855. His age being sixty-nine years and twelve days. He was the son of Esau and Mary Ann Reed Hardin, and he was the youngest of a family of twelve children, all of whom have preceded him in death. When he was two years old the family moved to Union Co., Ohio; from there they moved to Crawford County when he was about eight years of age, locating on a farm near Hardinville. On Dec. 31, 1877 he was married to Louisa Jane Shipman. To this union were born six children, one dying in infancy. The ones surviving with the mother to mourn his death are Dr. Chas. E. and George of Flat Rock, Ross C. of Robinson, Ila M. Dyar of Ossian, Ind., Fanny M. Jones, who resides on the farm south of Hardinville.
Daily News, February 7, 1924

Joseph A. Midgett
Joseph A. Midgett was born in Wabash county, near Mt. Carmel, Ill., August 17, 1850, and died at his home in Robinson Fed. 5, 1924, aged 73 years, 5 months and 19 days. He grew to young manhood in the county in which he was born, afterward coming to Crawford county and for the past several years has resided in Robinson. He was united in marriage to Susan L. Kessler July 20th, 1878. This union was blessed with four daughters, Mrs. W. T. Swetland of Robinson, Mrs. J. R. Chadrick of Jeffersonville, Ind., Mrs. E. E. Seaney of Okesah, Oklahoma and Mrs. G. A. McColpin, the latter having preceded him in death. She also leaves one sister Mrs. Scott Lindsey of Flat Rock.
Daily News, February 11, 1924

Mrs. George W. Harper
Mrs. George W. Harper… was the daughter of Isaac and Amanda Gatton and was born at Dresden, Ohio, February 6, 1848, being at the time of her death 76 years and 14 days of age. She was married to George W. Harper January 31, 1871, and to them were born seven children, five of whom survive.
Her passing is mourned by the husband, five children as follows: Mrs. Bertha Lesh of Washington state, Mrs. Lucy H. Olwin of Boulder, Colo., Dr. Geo. M. Harper of Springfield, Mary I. Harper and Paul Harper of this city (two children having preceded her in death, being Stella who died at the age of 15 and Clara Leonore, who died at the age of two years) four step-children, Mrs. T. N. Wilson of Seattle, Wash., Wm. G., John and Edgar P. of this city.
Her two sisters, Mrs. J. R. Martin, aged 70, and Mrs. Levina Boyd, aged 80, died in Terre Haute last December.
Daily News, February 18, 1924

Sarah Katherine Burch-Tice
Sarah Katherine Shire, daughter of Christian and Martha M. Shire, was born in Darke county, Ohio, February 1, 1858, and passed to her reward October 15, 1924.
When Sarah Tice was a very small girl her parents left Darke county, Ohio, and located in Crawford county, Illinois.
On January 31, 1877, Sarah Shire was united in marriage to Jasper N. Burch. To this union five children were born, all of whom are living.
On Nov. 1, 1906, Mrs. Burch was married to Lewis Copeland. Mr. Copeland died May 28, 1914.
On Oct. ….1916, the deceased married William H. Tice.
She is survived by her husband, William H. Tice and by her five children, Mrs. Martha E. Douglass of Indianapolis; Ernest C. Burch, Seymour, Ind.; Charles E. Burch, Crawford county, Ill.; Edith A. Newlin, Boa, New Mexico; and Alvin V. Burch, Evansville, Ind.; Surviving are three brothers, John W., Edward T. and R. Frank Shire, all of Crawford county. Mrs. Tice is survived by a step daughter, Beatrice Casady, daughter of Mr. Tice.
Mrs. Tice was preceded in death by both parents, also two brothers, Jacob L. and Thomas S., and a sister Clara Emily.
Daily News, October 21, 1924

James Chester Hoskinson
James Chester, the third son of Elias and Martha Jane (Hand) Hoskinson, was born in Hutsonville township the third day of September, 1859. He grew to manhood in this community and was united in marriage to Eva L., the daughter of Jackson and Adeline (Dudley) Maddox, Feb. 16, 1886. To this union was born a daughter Maud, who became the wife of Boscoe Green.
Daily News, November 29, 1924
Mrs. Katherine Cooper
Katherine, the daughter of Evin and Margaret Payne, was born July 18, 1845, in Licking county, Ohio, and departed this life Tuesday, December 16, 1924. Her age at death was 79 years, four months and twenty-eight days. She came with her parents from Ohio to Crawford county at the age of six years. She was married to David Cooper when about 20 years of age. To this union were born two children, Samuel of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Clema Hamilton of Bellair. Her husband preceded her to the great beyond June 25, 1909. She leaves three brothers, Samuel and John Payne of this community and Millard Payne of near Martinsville, two sisters Mrs. Emma Lemon of Yale, and Mrs. Caroline Gaines of Wayne county.
` Daily News, December 29, 12924

Thomas Edgington
Thomas Edgington was born February 5, 1851, and passed away December 13, 1924. He was the son of John and Nancy Edgington, who were early settlers of Crawford county, where Thomas Edgington was born, reared and spent a great part of his life.
He was married to Amelia Lockhart in 1871. Four children were born to them: Nora, Adelbert, Alma and Idell. Adelbert and Idell passed away in childhood and two years later Amelia Lockhart Edgington died.
On September 18, 1884 he was married to Martha Johnson of Robinson, who survives him.
He leaves two daughters by his first marriage: Mrs. Nora Maddox and Mrs. Alma Shaw, and eight grandchildren: Thomas Maddox, Gretchen Maddox Mehler, Martha Maddox McElwaine, Lenore Maddox, Robert Maddox, Lucile Chiddix, William Shaw and Woodrow Shaw.
Thomas Edgington was proud indeed of his seven great-grandchildren, namely: Albert Randall and Amelia Louise and Wilma Lee Mehler, Mary Inez and Harry, Jr., McElwaine, Max Chiddix and Nora Lee Maddox.
There are three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Sarah Lamb of Orchardville; Alice Woolridge of Iuka, Prudence Gaines of Robinson, and Henry Edgington of Mapleton, Ia.
It is a fitting tribute that six of his first cousins will act as pall bearers, who are: Andrew, Harlin and Jesse Baker, Oglesby and John Edgington and Albert Little.
Daily News, December 30, 1924

Uncle Billy Swaren
Uncle Billy Swaren passed the Great Divide this morning at the home of John Wilson, where he has resided since the death of his wife about a year ago. Had he lived until the eighth of next February he would have been 92 years of age, having lived in this county the greater part of his long and useful life.
He is survived by one son, W. A. Swaren of Chicago, and one daughter Mrs. Lillie King of Ocean Beach, Calif. One daughter Mrs. Julia Wilson preceded him in death.
He was born at Frankfort, Germany and came to New York at the age of 16. He later moved to Ohio where he married and came to Illinois and Crawford county in 1866.
Daily News, January 5, 1925

Joseph Kirk and wife Celebrate Golden Wedding
On January 10, 1875, Joseph Kirk and Ursula Alexander were married at the home of the bride’s parents in Kirk Chapel neighborhood, and went to housekeeping on a farm nearby.
On Jan. 11, 1925 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a dinner at their home north of Robinson where they have lived all their married life.
They are the parents of thirteen children; nine are living: Three sons, Roy, Lester and Arthur Kirk, and six daughters: Mrs. Luella Homan, Mrs. Dora Lawhead, Mrs. Etta King, Mrs. Metta Clements and Misses May and Belle Kirk.
Daily News, January 13, 1925

Mrs. Elizabeth Beckwith Keller
Mrs. Elizabeth Beckwith Keller, daughter of Thomas and Liticia Keenan was born in Somerset, Ohio, Dec. 20, 1841, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Loudin Lindley, east of Annapolis, Jan. 12, 1925, at the age of 82 years and 19 days. In her girlhood days she emigrated with her parents to Illinois, since which time her home has been in Crawford county. March 2, 1862 she was married to David Keller. Seven children were born in this family four of whom, with the father, have preceded her in death. These four are Charley, who died in infancy, Mrs. Rose Kirby, Mrs. Octava King, and Elder J. A. Keller. She is survived by two sons, A. C. Keller of Bedford, Ind., John A. Keller of Crawford county, one daughter Minnie Lindley at whose home she died.
Daily News, January 22, 1925

Lindsay Newlin
Lindsay Newlin, an aged citizen living three miles north of the city, died Sunday morning. Had he lived till his birthday, July 8, he would have been eighty-six years of age.
A rather unusual feature in the life of this aged citizen is the fact that he lived his entire married life of 63 years in the house in which he died. He also was born on the same farm on which this house was located.
He is survived by his second wife, and the following children: Walter E. Newlin of this city, Mrs. Austin Kirk, Mrs. T. A. Williams, Mrs. Joe Krise and Harry Newlin, all of this vicinity, Mrs. Clyde Graham of Bowling Green, Ky., Mrs. Florrence Frazier of Terre Haute, Mrs. Otto Hoskinson of Paxton, and Crawford Newlin of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Daily News, January 26, 1925

Elvina Wells Stanfield
Elvina Wells, daughter of Levi and Mary Wells, was born October 8, 1841, and departed this life March 29, 1925, aged 83 years, 5 months and 24 days. She is the last of a family of six girls and four boys.
She was united in marriage to Fielden Stanfield May 26, 1884, and to this union were born six children, four boys and two girls. The boys are Oliver of Oblong, John of California, Perry dying at the age of 21, and Herschel of Robinson. The girls, Charity dying in infancy, and Mrs. Alice Wilson of Robinson.
She leaves to mourn their loss four children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Daily News, March 31, 1925

Catherine (Strohl) Ikemire
Catherine Strohl Ikemire was the daughter of Henry and Susannah Strohl, was born March 7, 1851 in Terry county Ohio, departed this life March 29, 1925, aged 74 years, 3 weeks and one day. She was united in marriage to Jared Ikemire March 28, 1878. To this union were born six children, five daughters and one son. One daughter and her husband having preceded her in death. Those surviving her are as follows; Mrs. Myra Newlin of San Jose, Calif.’ Mrs. Ora Newlin of Grand Prairie, Mrs. Lettie Goodwin of Oblong, Mrs. Monnie Newlin of Hutsonville. The one son Brezelia of Eaton, with whom she lived. Three sisters, Mrs. John Brent of Annapolis, Mrs. M. S. Price of Robinson, Mrs. M. H. Ikemire of Brazil, Ind. Two brothers, William of Oblong, John of Brazil, Ind., five sisters having preceded her in death.
Daily News, April 3, 1925

Sarah Jane Kirk
Sarah Jane Kirk, daughter of Joseph and Eunice Kirk, was born in Licking county, Ohio, June 18, 1843 and departed this life at the home of her son W. H. Henry in Oblong, March 28, 1925.She came with her parents to Illinois when a small child, when they settled near what is now known as the “Kirk neighborhood.”
She was united in marriage to Peter Henry April 18, 1867. To this union were born nine children, of whom three died in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. Maude Walters, died in 19193.
Mr. Henry departed this life in 1902, and Mrs. Henry remained on the home place until 1907, when she came to Oblong to make her home.
She leaves to mourn their loss two daughters, Mrs. Florence Wood of Oblong and Mrs. Emma Burner of Robinson, three sons, Dr. G. H. Henry and W. H. Henry of Oblong, and Ray Henry of Robinson; one brother N. H. Kirk of Olney and two half brothers Humphrey and Roy Kirk of Near Oblong and a step-granddaughter Mrs. Rachel Zeigler of Oblong.
Daily News, April 3, 1925

Richard M. Clark
Richard M. Clark, an aged man, living north of Oblong, died Saturday (April 12) after an illness of one and one-half years. He was 78 years of age at the time of his death. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. P. Henry and Mrs. Clarence McKnight, both of Oblong, and one son Ira Clark of Dexter. Mo. The wife having preceded him in death.
Daily News, April 13, 1925

Emma Catherine (Henry) Burner
Emma Catherine Henry Burner, daughter of Peter and Sarah Jane Henry, was born in Oblong township Nov. 15, 1876 and departed this life at her home west of Robinson, April 8, 1925. She was 48 years, 4 months and 23 days of age.
On February 27, 1898 she was married to Frank M. Burner. They moved to the farm 2 one-half miles west of Robinson. Her father preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1902.
She leaves to mourn their loss her husband and three daughters, Lucille, Orla and Opal, all of whom are at home; one sister, Mrs. Frances Woods of Oblong, and three brothers, R. M. Henry of Robinson, Dr. G. H. and W. K. Henry, both of Oblong.
Daily News, April 18, 1925

Mrs. Sarah E. Wilkin
Word has been received here of the death of Sarah Eliza Wilkin who died at her home in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, May 27. She was the wife of Henry C. Wilkin, who was well known here in public life and was for year’s circuit clerk, and who preceded her in death in about the year 1909. She is survived by three children: Ira Wilkin of Berkley, Calif., Ralph Wilkin of Springfield, and Mrs. Fred Evans of San Jose, Calif. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira King.
Daily News, May6 28, 1925

Samuel Ayres
Samuel Ayres, aged 82, one of the oldest citizens of Hutsonville, died Wednesday (June 17) at his home.
Mr. Ayres was born March 24, 1843 at Elizabethtown, Pa., and came with his parents to the vicinity of Hutsonville in 1845. He enlisted in the Union army and served three years in Co., E. 98th Ill. Inf. In 1867 he was married to Rebecca Robinson who still survives him. Five children are living, who are: Mrs. Harve Odell, Mrs. Albert Lawhead, Solomon Ayres and Alfred Ayres. [only 4 are listed]
Daily News, June 18, 1925

Sam Cawood
Sam Cawood, 77, died this morning at the home of his nephew, Everett Cawood, near Flat Rock. Mr. Cawood was born in Blount county, Tenn., and came to this county with his parents in 1858, and was the last of a family of nine children. He was never married.
Daily news, November 3, 1925

Mathew James Noe
Matthew James Noe was born at Williams, Ky., January 16, 1847, and died in Robinson, Ill., Oct. 28, 1925. At the time of his death he was 78 years, 9 months and 12 days of age. On December 1, 1861 he enlisted in the union Army at the age of 14. After the war he came to Crawford county, and on January 16, 1868 he was married to Henrietta Priscilla Midkiff. To this union were born four children: Elma, now Mrs. S. D. Dill of Seattle, Wash.; Lela Pearl, who died in infancy’ Clark R., now of Miami, Fla., and Myrtle, now Mrs. John Mosley, of Noble, Illinois.
Charles Oren, an orphan who has always used the name of Noe, was taken into the family at the age of four and reared as their own child. In November, 1875, he, with his family, moved to Richland county, where he at once became closely identified with the growth and development of the county. He soon became one of the largest land owners and was very successful as a farmer, stock raiser and dealer. He helped to organize the First National Bank of Noble, of which he was its president until about two years ago.
His wife died in January, 1916. He later married Mrs. Jane Isom of Robinson.
Daily News, November 3, 1925

Elizabeth A. Mouser
Elizabeth a. Bottenfield was born in Licking county, Ohio, May 29, 1850, and died at Corryton, Tennessee, August 15, 1925, aged 75 years, 2 months and 25 days. She was married to T. b. Mouser January 2, 1868. To this union were born five children, Linley Mouser of Willow Hill, Ill., William Allen Mouser, deceased, Mary Covill, of Corryton, Tenn., Elvert Mouser, of Corryton, Tenn, and Emma Mae Peters, also deceased.
Daily News, August 22, 1925

Dr. James H. Walker
Dr. James H. Walker died suddenly about midnight Wednesday of apoplexy….Dr. Walker was about fifty-seven years old. He has been located here for about thirty years. A number of relatives living in Crawford county survive….Effingham Daily Record.
As stated above, Dr. Walker leaves relatives in this county, of which he was a native. William Walker of near Duncanville, is a brother; Mrs. Dode Reed, formerly of Duncanville, now living in Indiana, is a sister, Mrs. William Austin and Mrs. Ralph Steele of this city are nieces.
An older brother, Dr. Joe Walker, read medicine with the late Dr. I. L. Firebaugh and after graduation located in Effingham. Dr. Joe Walker died some years ago.
Daily News, August 28, 1925

Minnie Price Evans-Markwell
Minnie Price, daughter of Mary E. and James Davison Price, was born October 3, 1855, at the family homestead near Eaton, Illinois.
She lived on the farm until her marriage to Horace Evans in 1878 when she moved to a home of her own north and west of Eaton. Her husband died in 1882.
After this she went back to her home and lived with her parents till her marriage to A. A. Markwell in 1895. To them was born one son, Herman Price Markwell, who still survives, but the husband and father died in 1906.
By a previous marriage Mr. Markwell had four children.
She was a member of a large family, all of whom have preceded her in death except three sisters and two brothers: Alice Price, with whom she was living; Mrs. Frank Crowe of Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Sarah Barlow of this city; Everett Price of Palestine, Ill.; and Austin Price of Olney, Ill.
Daily News, July 30, 1925

Morris M. Eagleton
Morris M. Eagleton, son of William and Rebecca Eagleton, was born near New Hebron, Crawford county, Illinois, November 27, 1852, and died August 14, 1925, aged 72 years, 8 months and 18 days.
He was united in marriage to Mary E. Springer on November 18, 1876, and to this union seven children were born: Otto, Arthur, Walter, Charles, Fred, Myrtle, and Carrie. His wife preceded him in death June 5, 1921. Besides his children he leaves two sisters, Josephine Springer and Essie Eagleton of Robinson, one brother, John P. Eagleton of Boulder, Colorado.
Twenty-seven years ago he moved to Beecher City, Ill.
Daily News, August 18, 1925

Margaret M. Lamb Vance
Margaret M. Lamb, daughter of William and Isabel Lamb, was born in Licking county, Ohio, July 11, 1836. She was the youngest of a family of nine children. In 1842 she came with her parents and older brothers to Licking township, Crawford county, Illinois, and settled near the present site of Mount Pleasant. Here she attended school during her childhood years and later became a teacher.
On Feb. 14, 1858, she was united in marriage to Mahlen T. Vance, who died March 29, 1884. To their union were born nine children. John A., deceased, Almeda A., Lewis Clay, deceased, Ira L., Louisa C., Margaret M., Mahlen S., Emma M., and a son who died in infancy. Of her own family of brothers and sisters she was not only the youngest but the last to answer the great call.
After her marriage she began housekeeping on the old Vance homestead, where she continued to reside for more than 60 years. In Oct. 1920 she moved to Oblong to reside with her daughter Mrs. Almeda Henry, with whom she continued to reside until her death on Aug. 7, 1925.
Daily News, August 20, 1925

Andrew W. Duncan
Andrew W. Duncan, for many years a resident of this county, for about the past twelve years a resident of Lawrenceville, died this morning. Mr. Duncan is survived by his aged wife and two children, Mrs. Alice Hayhurst of Ottawa, Kansas, and Mrs. Millicent Young, wife of Robert E. Young, of Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. Duncan came to Illinois with his parents when a child, from Blount county, Tenn., where he was born. He lived for many years near Morea, later moving to Flat Rock, where for some years he operated a drug store.
He volunteered in the Civil War, going from this county and serving until the close of the war.
Daily News, August 20, 1925

John A. Parker
…..John A. Parker died at 10 a.m. Monday (Aug. 8) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rella Miller.
Mr. Parker was in his 81st year and was one of the old residents of the county. He is survived by two sons, O. S. Parker of this city and Ben Parker of this vicinity; by two daughters, Mrs. Rella Miller of Pinkstaff, at whose home he died, and Mrs. I. F. Rich of Flat Rock and by one brother James R. Parker of Colorado. His wife preceded him in death.
Daily News, August 14, 1925

Mrs. D. B. Crampton
Following an extended illness Mrs. D. S. Crampton died at her home at 312 South Webster street this morning at 1 o’clock.
Mrs. Crampton, who was in her 65th year….was twice married: the first time to A. W. Connett, who preceded her in death. She was later married to D. B. Crampton five years ago, who survives her. She had lived in Robinson for about twelve years.
Besides the husband she is survived by one daughter Mrs. Hicks of this city, two sons, Rev. O. E. Connett, pastor of the First Methodist church of Cairo, and F. E. Connett of Peoria. She is also survived by two sisters, Jane Weirich of East Pine street, and Mrs. Etta Kennedy of this vicinity, and by one brother, W. S. Sparks of Hardinville and one-half brother, J. R. Sparks of this vicinity, by her step-mother, Mrs. M. A. Sparks, who lives south of this city, and by six grandchildren.
Daily News, August 15, 1925

Mrs. Bethel Martin
The funeral of Mrs. Loretta Martin, wife of Bethel Martin, 68, whose death from heart trouble occurred Sunday morning (Oct. 11) was conducted Tuesday afternoon.
Surviving the deceased, besides her husband, are a brother Vander Morris of Imperial, Nebraska; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Morris of Palestine, and nephews, Roy Morris, James A. Morris and Clare Perrine, all of Palestine.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Mansfield Morris of Palestine and Thomas Morris of Nebraska, and a sister, Mrs. Maggie Perrine, also of Palestine.
The deceased was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, March 25, 1857, the daughter of Elisha and Frances Marsh. When about four years of age the family moved to a farm near Palestine. She was married to Bethel Martin in 1881, to which marriage one child, which died in infancy, was born.
Daily News, October 13, 1925

Austin Price
Austin Price, a former resident of Crawford county, who has relatives in the city and county, died at his home in Olney Thursday evening (Oct. 15.)
Mr. Price was born on a farm six miles north of the city, where he lived for some time and later moved to Hutsonville and later to Olney, where he died. He was married to Miss Emma Brigham, formerly of this vicinity. He was 68 years of age at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter Mrs. Ora Page of Olney, one brother Everett Price of Palestine, three sisters, Mrs. S. J. Barlow and Miss Alice Price, both of 602 West Main street, and Mrs. Frank Crowe of Long Beach, Calif. He was preceded in death by two brothers, T. S. Price and John E. Price.
Daily News, October 16, 1925

John Wesley Kessler
…The death of John Wesley Kessler occurred at his home on South Cross street Sunday morning, November 1, 1925. He was a son of David and Elizabeth Harter Kessler and was born near New Hebron in this county on January 26, 1860, coming to Robinson in early manhood.
He was married to Miss Rose L. Adams on Oct. 28, 1885. Two children blessed this union, Lydia and Mary Odessa. The former is the wife of Robert Forker of Wichita, Kan., and the latter the wife of C. W. Titus of Tulsa, Okla. Mrs. Parker is the mother of two daughters, Rosemary and Martha Ann, and Mrs. Titus is the mother of one daughter, Rosemary.
Mr. Kessler was called upon to bear the loss of his faithful wife on August 4, 1925.
Besides the immediate family, Mr. Kessler is survived by one brothers, Warren C. Kessler of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Stella Miley and Mrs. Minnie Rains, both of Kansas City; also four half-sisters, Mrs. Susan Midgett and Mrs. Hattie Mills of this city, and Mrs. Nora McDaniels of Rinard, Ill., and Mrs. Nettie Collins of Boulder, Colo., together with one half-brother, William Kessler of University Park, Iowa. One full sister, Mrs. Ida Walls and one half-sister, Mrs. Sadie Baird and one half-brother, the late George E. Kessler, preceded him in death.
Daily News, November 12, 1925

Charles Gatton
Charles Gatton, one of the older citizens and almost a lifelong resident of the vicinity, died Sunday evening (22) at 2:30 at his home on North Lincoln street. His death came as the culmination of a long illness and had been looked for, for days and weeks.
He was 72 years of age on October 2nd, and is survived by his wife, seven sons, Frank of Oil Center, John, Clarence, Charles Jr., Harry, Virgil and Bryan, all of this city and by 11 grandchildren.
Mr. Gatton came to this city from Ohio when a boy and has ever since lived here where he reared his family.
Daily News, November 23, 1925

Daniel Kintner
Daniel Kintner was born in Wayne county, Ohio, January 31, 1839, and departed this life at Oblong, Illinois, December 1, 1925, at the age of eighty-six years, ten months and one day.
He grew up on the farm and reached manhood about the trying times of 1861. Hearing his country’s call he enlisted in the 102nd Ohio Regiment of Volunteers Aug. 8, 1862 for a period of three years. At the expiration of this period of enlistment he was mustered out of service July 3, 1864. After returning home from the war he spent several years on his Ohio farm.
On Nov. 9, 1869 he was united in marriage to Eliza Best at Akron, Ohio, and came at once to Illinois where they settled on a farm near Dogwood church. To this union six children were born, three dying in infancy. The surviving three being Anna E. Stantz, B. B. Kintner and O. G. Kintner, all of Oblong, Ill. On Feb. 21, 1878 he had the misfortune to lose his wife. With the aid of other help he managed to maintain his home and keep on farming.
On April 15, 1879 he again united in marriage with Sarah E. Dudley. To this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Flora B. Henry. They remained on the farm until 1907, when they removed to Oblong. Again on Feb. 24, 1923 death entered his home, taking his second wife. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter Mrs. G. H. Henry. Besides the four children he leaves one sister, Mrs. Lib Huff of Cleveland, Ohio.
Daily News, December 8, 1925

Mrs. Sarah Mikeworth
Mrs. Sarah (nee Clark) Mikeworth, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Clark, was born in 1846, July 23, and departed this life December 18, 1925, age 73 years four months and 20 days. She was born in Urbana, Champaign county, Ohio, and came to Illinois with her parents when quite young.
She was united in marriage to D. Q. Mikeworth in the year 1874, Feb. 22. To this union were born nine children, two girls and seven boys, three having preceded her in death. Those living, namely, Mrs. Rosa Fry of Robinson, Ill., James of Robinson, Ote of Carrollton, Mo., Picket of Robinson, Joseph of Belleview, Tex., Lester of Wetuka, Okla.
Daily News, December 16, 1925

Alfred Correll
Last night at 10 o’clock occurred the death of Uncle Alfred Correll, one of the oldest pioneer citizens of the county. Death occurred at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Peter King of Hutsonville vicinity.
Had Uncle Alfred lived till the 19th of the present month he would have been 92 years of age. He was born in Crawford county and was the son of Hiram and Rebecca (Newlin) Correll. He was married April 12, 1857 to Nancy Jane Hill. To this union were born ten children. She died in 1877 and on October 6, 1878 he was married to Sarah Jane (York) Correll, who preceded him in death about four years. He moved to the site of his present home, on what is known as Mount Ephraim, north of Trimble in 1867, and here he lived till the death of his wife.
He is survived by three children, Mrs. Melissa McCrory of Trimble vicinity, Harlan Correll of Stoy and Arthur Correll of Missouri and by two step-children, Henry Correll of Effingham and Mrs. Peter King, at whose home he died, and by one brother Scott Correll of Science Hall vicinity.
Daily News, January 5, 1926

John Wattleworth
Friday morning (Jan. 29) marked the passing of Uncle John Wattleworth, who died at his home about five miles northwest of the city this morning at 5 o’clock.
At the time of his death hew as 89 years, one month and one day of age. Uncle John came to this county with his father and brother Caesar when he was 18 years of age. Both have preceded him in death. His original home was at Deeltown, Isle of Man.
He leaves to mourn their loss an aged wife and five children as follows: Dr. Russell Wattleworth of Yale; Ed Wattleworth of Olney; Fred Wattleworth of Alliance; Mrs. Agnes Conover of Manmoth Springs, Ark., and Miss Nora Wattleworth, at home.
Daily News, January 29, 1926

Dr. Theodore N. Rafferty
This Saturday morning marked the passing of one of the best known medical men of the city.
Dr. Rafferty was born in Springville, Indiana, January 12, 1846. He removed to Palestine in 1870, where for thirteen years he was an active practitioner of medicine. On October 9, 1872 he was married to Sadie E. Donnell of that place. He moved to Robinson in 1883 where he was active in his chosen profession until 1912 when impaired health prevented further active practice.
The faithful wife preceded him in death in December 1901. He is survived by one daughter Mrs. J. N. Ledbetter of Michigan City, Ind., two sons Dr. H. N. Rafferty, at whose home he died, and Dr. G. A. Rafferty, also of this city, one sister, Mrs. M. E. Short of Springville, Indiana. A son, Frank Hamilton Rafferty, died at the age of two and one half years and a daughter Madge Shore died at the age of one and one half years.
Daily News, February 6, 1926

Mrs. Henry Newlin
Chester Newlin of Annapolis vicinity has received a message telling of the death of Mrs. Martha Willard Newlin, wife of his brother Henry Newlin. Death occurred at her home at San Jose, Calif., Friday, February 5. Mrs. Newlin was a former resident of this county, leaving here with her husband some 30 years ago.
She is survived by her husband, three sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Wolfe, Mrs. Alice Hickman of Mena, Ark., and Mrs. Amanda Claypool of Oblong, three brothers, William Willard of Oregon, George Willard of Canada and Frank Willard.
Daily News, February 16, 1926

James Franklin Fristoe
James Franklin Fristoe was born in Licking county, Ohio, July 1st, 1854. While only a small child he accompanied his parents, Samuel and Melissa Fristoe to their new home in Crawford county, Ill. He was the oldest of a family of four children. One brother, H. N. Fristoe of South Bend., Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Wallace Wakefield of Robinson, Ill., still survive him. One sister Mrs. J. H. Lovett of St. James, Ill., has preceded him to the Great Beyond.
His boyhood was spent on the farm of his father seven miles southwest of Robinson, Ill….one year was spent in a logging camp in the north and another he was employed in a light plant at Menominee, Mich. In 1885 he was called home by the death of his mother and after her death he remained with his father on the home place for four years. At St. James, Ill., he met Anna Caroline Miller to whom he was married December 8th, 1897. About a year later he took his wife and little son back to Crawford county, where they lived in a log house on a farm of 80 acres, part of the old home. In 1897 they moved to Fayette county, three and one half miles southeast of St. Elmo, where he lived until the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife and six children, Dewey of Mt. Zion, Ill., Wallace of Normal, Ill., and Lola, Ola, Mary and Samuel, at hoem.
Daily News, February 19, 1926

Philip Miller
Philip Miller was born March 6, 1856 in Stark county, Ohio, and died February 5, 1926, aged 70 years and 11 months.
He was a son of Daniel and Anna Miller. His mother passed away when he was a young boy. He came to Crawford county with his father and brothers and sisters when he was 11 years of age, and settled on the farm where he grew to manhood and which has since been his home.
He was married to Miss Ruth O. Sanders of Crawford county December 18, 1884. To this union were born three sons, two of whom survive him, Burl who now lives near the old homestead, and Chester who resides with his parents. He was preceded in death by David, the oldest son.
His father and mother and all of his brothers and sisters have passed away except Daniel Miller, the youngest of his father’s family, whose home is near Hardinville, Illinois.
Daily News, February 13, 1926

Lewis Quick
Lewis Quick, son of Reyniear and Elizabeth Quick, was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, September 8, 1848, and died February 7, 1926, aged 77 years, 5 months and one day.
He was one of a family of eight children, five of whom have preceded him in death: Loretta, his twin sister, who died at the age of two years, Charlie, Mary Ann Furman, Josiah and William. He leaves to mourn his death one brother, Ennis Quick, one sister Melissa Buskirk.
Daily News, February 16, 1926

Henry Kelchner
Henry Kelchner, a native of this county, died at the Old Folks Home at Carmi Wednesday evening (Feb. 24).
Mr. Kelchner was born on a farm one and one-half miles south of New Hebron, December 29, 1847, being at the time of his death 78 years, 1 month and 26 days of age. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. David Kelchner, he being one of a large family of brothers, sisters, stepbrothers and sisters.
At the age of about 15 he left home and was not heard of till about the time of the death of his father which occurred in 1895.
After that time he left again and has only been back to the county a few times. He never married.
He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Amelia Buck of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Fannie Simons of this city, Mrs. Elizabeth Tracy of New Hebron, one brother, John Kelchner of this city, and three half-brothers, William Kelchner and Robert Kelchner both of Tacoma, Washington, and John Crampton of New Hebron. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, 1 brother, 1 half-sister and three half-brothers.
Daily News, February 25, 1926


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