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The Robinson Daily News
1919 – 1933

Letitia Newlin Barrett
Letitia Newlin Barrett died at 5;30 this morning at her home in Annapolis, age 81 years.
She leaves three sons, William and Roe of Annapolis, Warren of Robinson: also three grandchildren, Lloyd, Burnette and Marion.
Daily News, August 25, 1931

Laura Havill Darnold
Laura Lavina, daughter of John and Lavina Havill, was born in Crawford county on April 14, 1854 and departed this life August 18, 1931, at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 4 days.
She was married to Alexander Darnold in the year 1870. To this union ten children were born, Parmer and Otis of Flat Rock, John and Ida Meadows of Robinson, Cleve of Lawrenceville and Ada of Tampa, Fla. She also leaves three brothers, Charles Havill of Flat Rock, George Havill of Texas and Rene Havill of Oklahoma..
Daily News, August 25, 1931

Melissa E. (Correll) McCrory
Daughter of Alfred and Nancy Jane Hill Correll, was born January 24, 1858, where Lenn McCrory now lives just west of Mt. Ephraim, Crawford county, Illinois. She left her earthly home September 4, 1931, in southwest Clark county, having lived her entire life of 74 years near these two places, with the exception of two years spent with her family in Texas.
She was married to James Monrow McCrory June 28, 1876. He left her amid earthly troubles, October 7, 1929. To this union were born ten children, four of who have gone on before, namely; Hannah McCrory September 27, 1912; Alma Jeffries August 6, 1918; Maud Jeffries Oct. 19, 1918; and Ross McCrory January 29, 1920. Her six living children are: Bert of Annapolis, Harris, Ray and Mrs. Ida Williamson of West York vicinity, Lenn of Trimble, and Mrs. Glenn Clements of Porterville. One brother Harlan Correll of Stoy, one step-brother Henry Correll of Effingham.
Daily News, September 8, 1931

John W. Smith
John W. Smith, 76, prominent Flat Rock merchant, died this morning.
For the past forty-eight years he has owned and operated a grocery and general store in Flat Rock.
Surviving are his wife, one son, D. Wilbur Smith of Flat Rock who was a business partner with his father, three daughters Mrs. Mayme Carson of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Darrol Johnson of Chicago, Mrs. Francis Beck of Denver, Colo., two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Highsmith of Robinson and Mrs. Flora Onstott of Granite, Okla.
Daily News, September 11, 1931

Perry Brimberry
Perry Brimberry, next to the last of the veterans of the Civil War living in Palestine, died at 11:30 o’clock Thursday morning (September 10) after an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Brimberry, who was eighty-seven years old, leaves a wife and nine children.
He served the last two years of the war in the famous Forty-seventh Illinois Infantry, Co.6.
Daily News September 18, 1931

Andrew Jackson Turner
Andrew Jackson Turner, son of Curtis and Sarah Turner was born September 11, 1852 in Robinson, Ill., and departed this life October 19, 1931 at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 9 days. He was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Garrard in 1872. To this union ten children were born, two having preceded him in death when small, also his companion in 1919. He leaves to mourn his departure his children, namely: Charley, Earl, Dee, Mrs. Belle Taylor and Mrs. Fanny Fisher, all of Robinson, Mrs. Anna Fox of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Joy Sears of Santa Ana, Calif., Mrs. Grace Bisle of Gary, Ind., four nephews, James and Charles McDaniel of Robinson, Jesse VanWinkle of Flat Rock, and John VanWinkle of Landes.
Daily News, October 26, 1931

Stephen Sylvester Lamb
Stephen Sylvester Lamb, son of Elder Salathiel and Martha Lamb, was born in Crawford county near Hardinville on November 23, 1858, and departed this life on October 20, 1931, at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 27 days.
His entire life was spent on the farm where he was born and grew to manhood, attending the Bottom school, where he received his educational training for his life’s work.
On October 15, 1885 he was married to Miss Amanda Daron at the home of her parents in Crawford county. This union was blessed with eight children, six boys and two girls. Two boys, Grover E. and Andrew E., and one daughter Mary E. preceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn his going his loving companion, four sons, Isaac C., of Washington, Ind., Thomas P. of Augusta, Kan., Leroy and Charles E., of Robinson, one daughter Mrs. Alice Cochran of Paris, Ill., fourteen grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Martha Sexton of Hardinville and Mrs. Emma Watts of Robinson.
Daily News, October 26, 1931

Mrs. William Hampton Lewis
Mrs. William Hampton Lewis, 75, died suddenly at the Lewis home in Smoky Row vicinity Tuesday (Oct. 26).
Relatives surviving her are: her husband William Hampton Lewis, a daughter Mrs. Rosie Race, three sons William H., Cromwell, Okla; Link, Oblong, and Orville, Oblong; three brothers L. M. Bailey, Oblong; Jerome Bailey, Kansas, and Frank Bailey, Hunt City, Ill. Mrs. Alta Williams of Willow Hill is a sister.
Daily News, October 28, 1931

Robert David Athey
Robert David, son of Thomas Lewis and Mary Thompson Athey, was born near Elizabethtown, Ohio, March 12, 1848. At the age of three years he with his father and family came to Illinois, locating in Annapolis vicinity, where he resided until death, October 18, 1931, aged 83 years, 7 months and 6 days.
Mr. Athey was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters, Franklin, William H., George, Willis, Mrs. Jane York and Mrs. Minerva Keith. Two half-brothers survive, Alphaeus of Prairie Creek, Ind., and Marshall of Freeman, Washington.
He leaves to mourn their loss five children, Walter, Mary, Valmore and Katherine of Annapolis, Mrs. Roscoe Keenan of Robinson, and two step-children, Mrs. William Athey of West York and Harlin Stinebaugh of Los Angeles, Calif. Three children preceded him in death.
Daily News, October 29, 1931

Sylvster Smith
Sylvester Smith, 84, was fatally hurt this morning while attempting to cross the street in front of his home on East Main street, Oblong.
He is survived by his wife, a son Clyde, two daughters Mrs. Lucy Kirk of Oblong and Mrs. Ida Baldwin of Iraan, Texas, and two brothers Clark of Oblong and Frank of Porterville.
Daily News, November 4, 1931

Mrs. Henry Freeland
Mrs. Henry Freeland, 83 died this morning at her home near Bellair.
Mrs. Freeland is survived by her husband, one son, William of Bellair, three daughters, Mayme at home, Mrs. Murtelle Anthony, of Sioux Falls, S. D.; Mrs. Minnie Pankow of Portland, Oregon, four sisters, Mrs. George Sowards of Robinson, Mrs. Susan Keith of Clark county, Mrs. Anna Staley of Clark county, Mrs. Lottie Chesser of Charleston; three brothers Daniel Lingafelter of Hoguetown, Riley Lingafelter of Clark county, Wm. Lingafelter of Indiana.
Daily News, November 7, 1931

Ferdinand Allen Raynes
Ferdinand Allen Raynes was the son of John W. and Minerva Raynes and was born in Rush county, Ind., on June 6, 1850, and died Nov. 3, 1931, aged 81 years, 4 months and 28 days.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Kate Raynes of Robinson, with whom he had made his home for thirty-three years. One nephew Walter E. Raynes lives in California. One niece, Miss Lottie Raynes lives in Robinson; another niece Mrs. Ralph Wilkin in Springfield, and another Mrs. Arthur Newlin lives in Denver, Colo., while four other nieces live in California.
Daily News, November 3, 1931
Arlista (Joseph) Bollinger
Arlista A. Joseph was born in Crawford county, April 27, 1863, and died November 9, 1831, aged 68 years, 6 months and 13 days.
She was married to W. F. Bollinger June 20, 1880. To this union were born, Mervin E., of Robinson, and Otto H. of Wichita, Kan. Her husband preceded her in death nine years ago. She leaves to mourn their loss a sister Mrs. C. M. McLain of Oblong, three brothers, H. V. Joseph of DeKalb, Ill., Dr. H. S. Joseph of Harlingen, Texas, A. G. Joseph of Decatur, Ill., four grandchildren, Herman F. Bollinger of Oblong, Ethel White of Blackwell, Okla., Ruby M. Bollinger, Decatur, Ill., Hazel Thompson of Augusta, Kans., and one great grandchild Robert Clare Hunt of Blackwell, Okla.
Daily News, November 19, 1931

Mrs. Margaret Jane Maxwell
Mrs. Margaret Jane Maxwell, 89, died this morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. J. O. Weger in Flat Rock.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. O. Weger of Flat Rock, Mrs. G. L. Hugguis of Robinson, and one son F. L. Maxwell, west of Flat Rock.
Daily News, December 7, 1931

Charlotte (Swan) Gibson
Charlotte Ruth Swan, daughter of James and Jane Swan, was born Nov. 13, 1856 and departed this life aged 75 years, and 21 days.
On May 4, 1876 she was united in marriage to William Gibson. To this union was born eleven children, six of whom have preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure a companion, five children, Mrs. Grace Pepple of Sumner, Ill., Andy Gibson of Landes, Mrs. Ada Conrad, of Bridgeport, Willie Gibson of Bridgeport vicinity, and Mrs. Nola Pier of Lawrenceville, two brothers Taylor and Edward Swan of Robinson.
Daily News, December 12, 1931

Mary Ann Henderson
Mary Ann Henderson, 88, died at the home of her son Al Henderson in New Hebron yesterday afternoon (Dec. 18). Mrs. Henderson was the widow of Andrew Henderson.
She is survived by four children, Al, with whom she made her home, Mrs. Henry Lorance, Mrs. Pearl Frost and William, all of New Hebron.
Daily News, December 19, 1931

Rosanna Nethery Shafer
Rosanna Jane Nethery, daughter of John and Margaret Nethery was born in Xenia, Ohio, November 22, 1853. Of a family of six children, only one brother, Wm. J. Nethery of Palestine survives.
Her family moved to this country in 1865 and she grew to young womanhood near the vicinity of her present home.
She was married to Calvin H. Shafer March 26, 1875, and with the exception of one year their fifty-seven years of wedded life were spent together at the farm where her death occurred December 14, 1931.
Three children were born in this home: Oliver who died December 13, 1912; Mabel, an infant daughter who died in 1885 and Ira of Colorado Springs, Colo., who with the husband and father survives.
Daily News, December 30, 1931

Margaret Wagey Newlin
Margaret Ellen, daughter of John and Isabel (Richards) Wagey, was born near Eaton, February 17, 1849, and departed this life January 29, 1933. Age 83 years, 11 months, 12 days. She and one brother (Samuel) were left orphans.
At the age of five years she was taken into the home of Hiram Newlin where she lived until her marriage with Lindsay Newlin, March 25, 1882. To this union were born six children. One daughter Nancy, dying in infancy. The others being Isabel Kirk, Emma Williams, Harry, Jane Krise of Robinson, Theodocia Graham of Russellville, Ky., also four step-children, Lucy Hoskinson of Danville, Ill., Florence Frazier, of Terre Haute, Ind., Crawford of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Walter of Robinson, which she raised as her own.
Daily News, February 3, 1932
James Wiman
James Wiman, 79 , retired farmer and hardware merchant, died Friday evening at his home in Yale, following a long illness.
Surviving relatives are his wife and two sons, Glen and Floyd Wiman, both of Bellair vicinity.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon.
Daily News, February 4, 1932

James W. Carroll
James W. Carroll, 86, died at 1 o’clock this morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. Lem Bailey. Surviving are three children, Anna Bailey, John W. Carroll, Vernie C. Carroll, and one sister, Mrs. Martha Sheets, all of Oblong.
Daily News, February 11, 1932

Mrs. C. P. Haskett
Mrs. C. P. Haskett (Mary Furman Haskett) 72, died at 3:30 this morning at her home in Palestine. Mrs. Haskett was a former resident of Robinson.
She is survived by her husband, C. P. Haskett, and two sons, Dr. Vernon Haskett of Bloomington, Ind., and Dr. Lawrence Haskett of Indianapolis, Ind.
Mrs. Noble Houston of this city is a niece of Mrs. Haskett.
Daily News, January 10, 1932

Mrs. Ellen Boatright
Mrs. Ellen Boatright, 97 years old, oldest woman in Sullivan county, Ind., died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Douthitt in Sullivan, Ind. Tuesday afternoon. (Jan. 10). Her parents were Joseph and Henrietta Pierson of Palestine. Mrs. Boatright’s husband, a major of the Civil War, died May 23, 1915. Besides her daughter, Mrs. F. M. Douthitt, Mrs. Boatright leaves seven grandchildren. Also she was a great aunt of Mrs. Cliff Eaton of this city.
Daily News, January 12, 1932

William Lewis Hughes
William Lewis Hughes, son of Miles and Mary E. Hughes, was born at Hawsville, Ky., August 26, 1858, and departed this life January 6, 1933, at the age of 74 years, four months and ten days.
On April 4, 1895 he was united in marriage with Miss Lulu Folck who survives his passing. To this union were born five children, Alva Fred, who passed away in infancy; Miles A., who resides near Marshall, Ill.; Guy Lewis of Wichita, Kan.; Mrs. Martha Britton of Athens, Ill.; and Mrs. Mary E. Pulley of Robinson. In addition to the four children surviving his departure are two grandchildren, and a niece, Mrs. Bessa Wakefield Ducommun, who grew to womanhood as a daughter in the home. Two sisters, Mrs. Joanna Carleton of Oblong, and Mrs. Fannie Baldwin of Wichita Falls, Texas, remain.
In 1860 the Hughes family migrated from their home in Kentucky to establish a new homestead near Hardinville, Ill., where William Lewis grew to manhood, reared his family, and spent his last days.
Daily News, January 13, 1932

Selina M. Kirk
Selina M. Kirk, daughter of Reuben A. Holmes and Lucy Fristoe Holmes, was born July 24, 1849, in Crawford county, Illinois, and died January 11, 1933 at her home in Oblong, Ill.
She was the youngest of fifteen children, her father having had two marriages. She was the last one of these children, to pass away, the children being as follows: Frances Holmes Douty-Price; Samuel; John H. who married Nancy Raines; Arminta A., who married Alva C. Burner, Mary R., who married Andrew Newlin; William Y., who married Rebecca Burner-Gamble; Reuben S., who married Nancy Price; Sarah C., who married Ambrose Besse; Andrew J. who married Melissa Newlin; Elizabeth who married Elias Newlin; Eveline V., who married John W. Kirk; three of the children died in infancy.
She spent a part of her life with her sister Elizabeth Newlin, living west of Hutsonville, in whose home she was united in marriage to Thomas J. Kirk on November 24th, 1868.
To this union were born three children, Austin, living on the old home farm west of Robinson; Lucy Johnson, living on a farm southwest of Oblong; and Elizabeth, living at home in Oblong. Her husband preceded her in death December 13th, 1908.
Daily News, February 3, 1932

Mrs. Maria Lincoln
Mrs. Maria Lincoln, 77, widow of Henry C. Lincoln, one of the ten living relatives of the great emancipator residing in Crawford county and last of the descendants bearing the family name died at her farm home at six o’clock this morning following an illness of several years.
Mrs. Lincoln died at her home, located on the original grant of land secured by Robert Lincoln, second cousin of Abraham Lincoln, in 1848, when he entered a tact of 160 acres on sections 29 and 31, several miles west of the present village of Porterville.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Bert Vaughn of Oblong, Mrs. J. R. Wattleworth of Newton, Mrs. S. A. Hubbard and Mrs. W. E. Barrett of Robinson. The other surviving members of the Lincoln family are, Mrs. T. C. Rice, living near the old home place, Mrs. J. B. Newlin, daughters of Robert Lincoln, and three grandchildren, Lloyd Lincoln Barrett and Maxine Hubbard of this city and Iris Jean Vaughn of Oblong vicinity.
Robert Lincoln came here on horseback to seek whatever fortune he might find after he received a common school education in Ohio and had worked two years on a steamboat plying up and down the Ohio river. Two of his four sons still survive: his two sons Henry and Charles died several years ago.
Robert and his brother Elija were first cousins of Abraham Lincoln; their father Leonard Lincoln was the son of Josiah Lincoln, younger brother of Thomas Lincoln who was the father of the former president.
Daily News, January 21, 1932

John R. Rogers
John R. Rogers, son of Jonathan Roland and Mary Matilda Rogers, was born in Galloway county, Ky., July 12, 1845 and departed this life January 17, 1933, age 87 years, 5 months and 5 days.
He was united in marriage to Mary Crum in the year 1868.
To this union were born nine children, five of whom have preceded him in death, Willie, Ernie, Henry, Haley Ellen and Anna E.
He spent most of his life in Crawford county, and at the time of his death he was living in Robinson.
He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, Mary Rogers, and four children, Mary M. Hulse of Indiana, Ben Harrison Rogers of Herrin, Ill., Arthur E. Rogers of Colorado, and John Wesley Rogers of Jasper county; one sister Mrs. Angeline Crum of this city.
Daily News, January 26, 1932

George S. Begg
George S. Begg, the subject of this sketch, was born at Homesburg, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on the 29th of September, 1842, and departed this life at the family homestead near Duncanville on the 28th of December, 1931, at the advanced age of 89 years, 2 months and 29 days.
In the year 1856 his parents, with their family, came from Scotland to America, and established their home in Champaign county, Ohio, where they continued to reside for eight years. From thence they came to Crawford county, Illinois, and settled south of Palestine, and it was there that they brought up their family. Being of a mechanical turn of mind he went to Connecticut and served an apprenticeship in carpentry, from whence, he went to Kansas City, Mo., returning to Illinois soon, where he was married to Nancy Jane Smith, who resided in his old home neighborhood, on the 28th of December, 1871.
Soon after his marriage he, with his bride, returned to Kansas City, where he worked at his trade for some years, and it was there that his first born child came into the world, who survived but a short time. In the year 1875 the husband and wife came back to Crawford county and bought land and established their home on the farm on which they spent the remainder of their lives.
To them were born five children, all of whom are living, Mrs. Eva Espey, who resides south of Palestine, Mrs. Mary Begg Kinney who lives at Watertown, Fla., Lester Begg, residing in Robinson, and Misses Elsie and Clara, residing at the homestead. The wife and mother preceded him in death on the 12th of June, 1922.
During the Civil War he volunteered his services to his country and served creditably in Company B. of the National Guards, from which service he was honorably discharged.
Daily News, January 2, 1932

Mary Ann Walters Henderson
Mary Ann Walters, daughter of William and Elizabeth Walters, was born near Robinson, Ill., February 12, 1843, and departed this life December 18, 1931, from the home in New Hebron, age 88 years, 10 months and six days.
She was united in marriage to Andrew Henderson September 14, 1864 and to this union were born seven children, four girls and three boys. The husband preceded her in death February 23, 1882. Also three of the children, Lillie, Fred and Betty.
She leaves to mourn their loss Allen, Willia, Hattie Lorance, Ella Frost, all of New Hebron. Also a half bother Sephes Walters of Independence, Kansas, and Mrs. S. D. A. Haskins of Minona, Ind.
Daily News, January 2, 1932

Sylvanus (Venre) Howe
Sylvanus (Vene) Howe, son of Oscar and America Howe, was born at Patriot, Ind., October 19, 1855, and died Wednesday, January 20, at the old home near Robinson, Ill., where he lived with his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Howe. He was seventy-six years, three months and one day of age.
Mr. Howe was the oldest of a family of four children. A sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Benner preceded him in death, and a sister and brother, Abby G., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Edward R., of Indianapolis, survive him. At the age of sixteen years he came to Illinois, where he lived with his grandparents on what is now the Kent farm until he was married at the age of twenty to Mary Ann Gordon, who departed this life eighteen years ago.
Nearly all of his married life he lived on the Wm. Gordon farm, a part of which was his home until he died.
Surviving him are seven children, Cliford A., of Dalton, Ill.; Mrs. Abby Lillard Perrin, Eldorado, Ark.; Irvin G. Elmer C. Mrs. Verna Apple, John Palmer and William G., all of Robinson.
Daily News, January 26, 1932

Mary Elizabeth Milam-Kent
Mary Elizabeth Sears, fourth of a family of six children, was born in Crawford county October 23, 1850, and departed this life January 20, 1932, at the age of 81 years, two months and 27 days.
In 1880 she was united in marriage to Benjamin Franklin Milam, who preceded her in death, April 15, 1920. To this union two sons were bon, John William having preceded her in death nine years ago, and Bert E. Milam, living near Hardinville.
On November 9, 1923 she was married to Thomas N. Kent. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving companion, one son Bert E. Milam, one step-daughter Mrs. Alice Hunt, two brothers Absalom Andrew and A. M. Sears of Crawford county.
Daily News, January 28, 1932

Joseph Prevo Ralston
Josreph Prevo Ralston, was born in Melrose township, Clark county, Ill., December 24, 1855. Departed this life at his home in West York, Ill., February 25, 1932, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 1 day. He was the son of Andrew and Hannah Ralston. One brother Will died June 25, 1925 at Fayetteville, Ark.
He was united in marriage to Mary Reynolds May 3, 1884. To this union were born two sons, Archer of Spearman, Texas, and Ausby who died in infancy. His companion died November 24, 1918.
He was married to Adaline Guyer of West York September 30, 1919. He had lived in the vicinity of his birth all his life and in West York since 1901.
He leaves to mourn their loss the wife, the son Archer and wife Grace, with granddaughter Mary Frances. Two half-sisters Mrs. Rachel Weller of West York; Mrs. Amanda Clements of Annapolis. One aged uncle Prevo Ralston, now at Robinson.
Daily News, February 26, 1932

Julia Barrick Highsmith
Born October 21, 1872. Daughter of Samuel S. and Sarah Jane Patton Barrick. Married Oscar C. Highsmih January 8, 1894, who died November 18, 1921. Mrs. Highsmith died February 25, 1932.
Leaves one sister Mrs. John Selby, two brothers Calvin and Jim Barrick.
Daily News, February 25 and March 1, 1932

Julia Ann Wesley
Daughter of Thomas and Amy McColpin, was born August 19, 1852, in Crawford county, Ill., near the town of Hardinville. She was called at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 3 days.
She was united in marriage with Lawrence C. Wesley on Sept. 11, 1870 and to this union were born seven children. Five of these have preceded her. They were Lilly, Freddie, Eddie, Clyde and Rose. Her husband was also called home on October 30, 1917. Two children survive her. They are John E. Wesley of Robinson and Mrs. Della M. Langston of Perks, Ill.
Daily News, March 25, 1932

John A. Wesley
John A. Wesley, son of John and Mary Wesley was born May 3, 1853 and departed his life near Flat Rock n the farm where he was born, April 2, 1932, at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 29 days. His entire life, except two or three years in Jasper county, were spent near the farm home.
He was the eleventh child of a family of fourteen children, all the others having preceded him.
He was married to Maggie Collins, November 30, 1879. She was called home January 29, 1902. He leaves four children, Mrs. Etta Parker of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Pearl Young of Flat Rock, Roy Wesley of Robinson, and Mrs. Lena Kamplain, also of Flat Rock.
Daily News, April 7, 1932

“Uncle Jim” Neeley
“Uncle James” Neeley, 88, one of the two remaining Civil War veterans in the Oblong vicinity, died at the Old Soldiers’ Hospital at Danville yesterday, following a short illness. His body was returned to Oblong today for burial.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Elliott and Mrs. Alpha Biggs, both of Mattoon, and a son Arley of Oblong and two brothers W. H. Neeley of Oblong and Ed. Neeley of Heathsville.
Daily News April 7, 1932

Elizabeth Coulter
Elizabeth, wife of John Coulter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Stantz, was born December 26, 1875 and departed this life March 28, 1932, age fifty-seven years, three months and two days. On August 20, 1893 she was married to John Coulter and to this union thirteen children were born, two of whom are deceased in early life.
Those who mourn her passing are: a loving companion, seven sons, Byrl, Cecil, Lester, Archie, Clarence, Raymond, Ralph; four daughters, Ellen Smith of Muncie, Ind., Gladys McCord and Thelma Adams of Robinson, and Cora at home; two brothers Earl and Homer Stantz; four sisters, Mrs. Estella Millsap of Porterville, Mrs. Allie Combs of Oblong, Mrs. Myrtle Whitmer of this vicinity and Mrs. Irene Patton of this vicinity.
Daily News, April 7, 1932

Mary Wilson Rhine
Mary Wilson Rhine was born in the northern part of this county on the third day of May, 1851, and departed this life on the fourth of April, 1932, at the age of 80 years, 11 months and one day.
She was the daughter of Washington and Alice Wilson, pioneer settlers of this county, who came from North Carolina to make their home in Illinois about the year 1845.
She was the fifth child in a large family of children, of which two brothers and three sisters survive, the surviving brothers being William Wilson of Oblong and Nathan Wilson of Fairfax, Mo. The sisters are Miss Belle Wilson and Mrs. Martha Raines of Oblong and vicinity, and Mrs. Ruth Raines of Merom, Ind. On March 8, 1879 she was united in marriage to R. R. Rhine who remains to mourn his loss.
Two daughters, Mrs. H. E. Smotherman of Palestine and Mrs. H. A. Wilson of Robinson remain to mourn their mother’s loss.
Daily News, April 11, 1932

Mrs. Mary Lackey
Mrs. Mary Lackey, aged 93, died today at her home south of Stoy.
Mrs. Lackey is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Rose Purcell, Mrs. Hannah Sutton and Mrs. Rachel Correll, and five sons Tom, Bert, Dick, Joe and Rush, all of who live near Stoy.
Daily News May 2, 1932
Mrs. Mary Moyer Lackey, daughter of Daniel and Mary Moyer, was born in Perry county, Ohio, near Somerset, Ohio, December 11, 1839.
Her mother having died when she was quite young, she came to Crawford county, Illinois in a covered wagon with a family by the name of Guinter, who were close friends of her father’s when she was about twelve years old, her father already having located one and a half miles northwest of Hardinville in the vicinity which is known as the Moyer school district. Here she spent her girlhood days attending the rural schools, where she received her education. Mary, now grown, chose the profession of teaching in the public schools and she successfully taught two terms in a log schoolhouse known as East Big Creek which was located near the intersection of the Hardinville road.
William T. Lackey had wooed and won her heart and hand and she was married to him on October 21, 1861 in the home of her aunt, Barbara Dennis, north of Oblong.
One daughter Barbara preceded her in death on November 16, 1920. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Rose E. Purcell, Mrs. Hannah J. Sutton, Mrs. Rachel C. Correll, five sons, Joseph H., John T., Elmer R., Richard D., and William E., all of near Stoy.
Daily News May 12, 1932

Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell
Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell, 90, died yesterday at her home west of Flat Rock.
Mrs. Maxwell is survived by three daughters, Maggie at home, Mrs. John Barrett of Mendota, Ill., Mrs. Louis Tohill of Kent, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Love of Robinson, and Mrs. Sarah Flenner of Martinsville.
Daily News does not state date, 1932

Thomas W. Randolph
Thomas W. Randolph, son of Job and Ann Randolph, was born in Oblong township, Crawford county, April 10, 1861, and died at his home in Oblong May 4, 1932, aged 74 years and 25 days. He was united in marriage to Margaret Wilson on July 16, 1882. To this union were born three sons and two daughters, one son dying in infancy.
He leaves to mourn their loss two daughters, Oma Granby of Oblong, and Versa Wakefield of Robinson, two sons, Roy and Ernest of Oblong, two sisters Mrs. Marion Drake of Oblong and Mrs. William Kirk of Olney, one uncle G. P. Brent of Oblong.
Daily News May 11, 1932

William Howard Randolph
William Howard Randolph, son of William and Nancy Rinehart Randolph, was born in Perry county, Ohio, June 24, 1866; and departed this life May 7, 1932, aged 85 years, 10 months and 13 days.
At the age of four years he came to Crawford county with his parents in a wagon, where he grew to manhood. He was educated in the district schools of Oblong township.
In the month of July, 1888 he was united in marriage to Miss Dora E. Price. To this union were born two boys and two girls.
He leaves to mourn his passing his companion and four children, Mrs. Pearl Young of Tulsa, Okla., Hosea Randolph of Robinson, Ralph Randolph of Oblong and Mildred Henry of Oblong. He also leaves one brother, L. H. Randolph of Robinson, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Eaton of this vicinity and Mrs. D. G. Walters of Oblong.
Daily News May 23, 1932

Phillip Kolter
Philip Kolter was born November 6, 1845 in the town of Gunder Swire, Germany. He was united in marriage in May 1868 to Dorothy Hine, and in October of the same year came to America, landing in New York City where he stayed for two days, then came to Crawford county, Ill., where four of his cousins were living.
He stayed with one of his cousins during the winter and in the spring rented a farm and began farming. In 1874 he bought eighty acres of land, all in timber, clearing the land and erecting the buildings. In 1908 he sold the farm and moved to Carrollton, Mo., where he died May 23, 1932, aged 86 years, 6 months and 22 days. He was the father of eight children, one dying in infancy. He was preceded in death by his companion October 12, 1903. A daughter Mary died December 29, 1891, a son Philip September 2, 1900, a daughter Ella, March 8, 1925.
In November 1911, he was united in marriage to Alice Chapman of Carrollton, Mo., who preceded him in death in July 1930. He is survived by a son Jacob of Carrollton, Mo., John of Oblong, Henry of Annapolis, and a daughter Mrs. Bertha Rhodes of Willow Hill.
Daily News June 3, 1932

Capt. John W. Kitchell
The University of Illinois has just received a valuable library of 3,000 volumes from the estate of Capt. John W. Kitchell of Pana, who was born in Palestine and was a nephew of Joseph Kitchell who laid out Palestine, and with John Cullom donated half the lots to the town.
Capt. Kitchell was the son of Wickliffe Kitchell, who lived in Palestine and became attorney-general of Illinois, Mrs. Fred Richey and perhaps others living in Palestine are related to the Kitchells.
Capt. Kitchell died in 1924, willing the collection to the University upon the death of his wife, who died three months ago.
The library included a book printed in Venice in 1475 and many volumes printed between 1700 and 1750.
Daily News July 7, 1931

James Apple
Death of James Apple on Sunday, December 13, took from Crawford county one of the few remaining Civil War veterans.
Born near Sidney, Ohio, on October 31, 1844, son of Henry and Matilda Jane Apple, he was 87 years old at the time of his death.
He enlisted at the age of 17 on December 2, 1861 in Company I, 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
A few years after the war, he came with his parents to this county and settled near Porterville, Ill. On December 27, 1876 he was united in marriage to Lucinda Jane Midkiff who preceded him in death on April 17, 1919. To this union four children were born, Rosa Lee Apple Bond, Mary Etta Apple Mitchell, James Henry and Grover C. Apple, James Henry preceded his father in death on December 17, 1896.
He leaves one brother, D., of Palestine, two sisters, Mrs. Martha E. Williamson of near Porterville, and Mrs. Mary E. Gettinger of Hutsonville.
Daily News January 23, 1932

Elizabeth Tedford Hope
Elizabeth Tedford Hope, 87, wife of William Hope, deceased, died at her home in Flat Rock at 9:15 o’clock Tuesday morning January 26.
She is survived by one daughter, Esther Hope, at home, and four sons, Oliver of South Bend, Ind., Erskine of Dexter, Mo., Fred of Elat, West Cameroun, Africa, and Nelson A., of Flat Rock.
Daily News January 26, 1932

Margaret Rachel McNece
Margaret Rachel Hughes was born in Hawesville, Ky., February 27, 1845 and departed this life June 8, 1932, in Robinson. She was married to Dallas McNece April 21, 1864. To this union were born eleven children, Clarence and William having preceded her in death, and nine are left to mourn her loss, namely: Mrs. Sarah French, Lawrenceville; Mrs. Martha Boofter, Decatur; Mrs. Grant Reinoehl and Mrs. Mary Ewing of Lena, Ind.; Allen McNece, Indianapolis, Ind.; Miles McNece of Vero Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Ellen Hathaway, Brazil, Ind.; Miss Etta and Adda McNece at home. Also two half-sisters, Mrs. Charles Carlton of Oblong, Mrs. Charles Baldwin of Iraan, Texas, and one half-brother William Hughes of Hardinville.
Daily News June 14, 1932

Absalom Sears
Absalom Sears, 79, died at his farm home seven miles southwest of this city this morning. Mr. Sears had lived his entire life in this community.
He is survived by his widow and five children, Mrs. Fannie Frost and Mrs. Annie Henderson, both of New Hebron, Susie Sears of Chicago, Orville of Palestine, Odin of Iraan, Texas, and a brother Alfred Sears of New Hebron.
Daily News July 5, 1932

Mrs. Harriet Fisher
Mrs. Harriet Fisher, 77, died Saturday noon at her home in Oblong. The deceased was the widow of Joseph Fisher, well known Oblong business man, who died in October, 1930. Surviving her are three brothers, Leslie, Everett and Clark Correlyou, all of Oblong.
Daily News July 15\6, 1932

Mrs. Eliza A. Reed
Mrs. Eliza A. Reed, 78, died Tuesday (July 26) at her home in Oblong.
She is survived by two children, Mrs. Charles Tague and Billy Reed, both of Oblong, a sister, Mrs. Salina Bottenfield, and a brother Henry Mouser, both of Oblong.
Daily News July 27, 1932











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