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Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1894-1895

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois


Transcribed by:

Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

6 Jan 1894:

Charles M. Willard died 30 Dec 1893, at his home in Anna and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was

born 17 Apr 1815, in Sherbrook, Canada, the son of William R. and Eleanor (Mann) Willard. At aged 21 he came to Jonesboro, but in 1849 went to California, where he stayed 22 months. He married in 1853 Ellen days. Tuthill, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1830. Some of his heirs mentioned in his will were H.P. Tuthill, his brother-in-law; Mrs. Ella E. Williford, his niece; Mabel Willard, his grandniece; Charles M. Willard of Elgin and Walter S. Willard, his nephews; Dannietta Tuthill, his mother-in-law; and Laura M. Tuthill, his sister-in-law.

Martha (Williams) McClure, the wife of Major S.M.P. McClure, died 31 Dec 1893, at her home in

Wheatland, aged 52 years, 7 months, 1 day, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was born 30 Apr 1841, in Tennessee and came to Jonesboro when 1 year old. Her father built the Williams Hotel in Jonesboro. She married in 1864 S.P.M. McClure. She left three daughters. She was a sister of George W. Williams of Chicago. (See also the 13 Jan 1894, issue.)

Mary “Grandma” Underwood died Wednesday (3 Jan 1894), aged 92 years last July, and was buried in

Mt. Tabor Cemetery. “She was probably the oldest person living in the county.” She was born in North Carolina and came to Union County in 1847. She had seven sons and seven daughters, all of whom married and became church members. She was a Baptist and left nearly 600 descendants. (See also 13 Jan 1894, issue).

George Peeler died 20 Dec 1893, at his home six miles east of Dongola, aged 27 years, 7 months, 6 days,

and was buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Dongola. He left a wife. He was the son of the late P.R. Peeler and a son-in-law of Harrison Anderson.


13 Jan 1894:

Dr. Robert Allyn died in Carbondale, Jackson County, last Sunday (7 Jan 1894) aged 77 years. He was

born in Connecticut and was a Methodist minister. In 1874 he was appointed principal of Southern Illinois normal university and resigned in 1892. He was editor of Southern Illinois Teacher.

Rev. Joseph Laybrand Hawk, pastor of the Methodist Episcipal Church, died 10 Jan 1894, of la grippe,

and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born 5 Sep 1838, near Urbana, Champaign Co., Ohio, the son of Jonathon B. and Margaret Hawk. He married Elizabeth J. Kerns in Hampshire Co., W.Va., 14 Sep 1862. In 1872 he received a preacher’s license and in 1877 moved to Kentucky. In 1888 he was transferred to the Southern Illinois Conference. In November 1893, while preaching at Walnut Grove Church he was attacked with la grippe. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. He left a wife, four sons, two daughters, an aged mother, two brothers, and one sister. One of his sons was the Rev. J.B. Hawk. (See also 20 Jan 1894, 27 Jan 1894, and 13 Jul 1895, issues.)

Angelina Case, wife of E.D. Case, died 5 Jan 1894, at her home in Anna, aged about 50 years, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.

Henry H. Pirtle died 6 Jan 1894, of la grippe, at his home two miles west of Alto Pass, aged 51 years, 3

months, 27 days, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. He was born in Tennessee 9 Sep 1842, the oldest of nine children, and the boy next to him was blind. When he was 17, his father left the family. He married Caroline Williams a few years ago and had three sons.

George Hartline died 7 Jan 1894, aged 68 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery. He left four sons

and one daughter.

Anna L. Lingle died three miles northeast of Anna. She left a husband and young babe.


20 Jan 1894:

Jeff Anderson was killed Saturday (13 Jan 1894) by a falling tree. He was 17 and left a widowed mother

east of Anna near Red Jacket Church. He was a half brother of E.W. and B.H. Anderson of Jonesboro.

Capt. William A. Hight died at his home in Wetaug, Pulaski County, aged 74 years. He was the son of

Robert Hight. He went into business in Jonesboro and in 1844, with Daniel Hileman, moved to Pulaski County, 12 miles south of Jonesboro, and kept a general store until 1861. He was a Mason. “A few years ago he gave 600 acres to the Benedictine Catholic order upon which a Germany colony is now flourishing.”

John M. Davis, formerly of Dongola, died 15 Jan 1894, in Carbondale, Jackson County.

Edward Whalen died Friday (19 Jan 1894) in Anna, of consumption. He was a brother of Frank Whalen

of Dongola.


27 Jan 1894:

Alva Blanchard died in St. Louis of blood poisoning and was buried in Tamaroa.

Polly Permina Reed died 11 Jan 1894, in Ware and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was born 13

Dec 1820, in Rowan Co., N.C., and came to Illinois when 4 years old. She was the daughter of David and Susan Masters and in 1844 married Jacob Reed. She had four sons and five daughters. She left three sons, two daughters, one brother, two sisters, and 23 grandchildren. In 1861 she joined the Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Amy Leech died 22 Jan 1894, at her home in Anna and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Josiah Throgmorton died 13 Jan 1894, in Vienna, Johnson County. He was born in 1828 in Union

County, the son of a pioneer from Virginia.


3 Feb 1894:

Alonzo Carndall, Ben W. Hughey, and Perry Wilkinson, hunters, were drowned near Shawneetown,

Gallatin County, by their skiff capsizing.

Albert Carter died at the home of P.H. Kroh in Anna, aged 23 years.

Mrs. W.H. Braden, sister-in-law of Mrs. C.W. Dunsworth of Dongola, died in Belknap.


10 Feb 1894:

Elder Simeon Libeons Wisner died 5 Feb 1894, at his home two miles northeast of Dongola, and was

buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. He was born in Niagara Co., N.Y., 8 Feb 1853. He married Alphia Kersey in Marietta, Ind., 24 May 1853. They had three children, all of whom died in infancy. He joined the M.E. Church 18 Jan 1853, and in Nov. 1858 joined Big Creek Baptist Church and was baptized by Charles Corzine. He was ordained in 1859. He was a close cousin of James G. Blaine, secretary of state under Pres. Harrison.

An infant child of Samuel Toler was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery last Tuesday (6 Feb 1894).

Diza Osborn died last Saturday (3 Feb 1894) at her home in Murphysboro, Jackson County. She was the

mother-in-law of Judge J.P. Robarts and was related to the Logan family.


17 Feb 1894:

Dolly L. Hall, wife of Squire H. Hall, formerly of Anna, died 5 Feb 1894, at her home in Milledgeville,

Ill., of la grippe, aged 67 years 7 months, 16 days.

 

24 Feb 1894:

William Delancey died 20 Feb 1894, at the home of his niece Mrs. S.C. Russell, in Anna, aged 67 years,

and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


3 Mar 1894:

Frank Fuller died 24 Feb 1894, of consumption at the home of his father, J.W. Fuller, south of Anna,

aged 23 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


10 Mar 1894:

Thomas Cadigan died 6 Mar 1894, at his home two miles east of Cobden, aged 26 years, 7 months, 11

days, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery.

Sarilda Stroud, wife of Jesse Stroud, died 3 Mar 1894, at her home in Cobden, aged 32 years.

Harriet A. Place died 5 Mar 1894, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.H.Thing, one mile north of

Cobden, aged 64 years, 8 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. She had just arrived from her home in Ohio the week before.


17 Mar 1894:

William Sterns Jr. committed suicide by shooting himself in Mound City, Pulaski County, Sunday (11

Mar 1894).

Infant brother of Robert Hileman of Jonesboro died in Mill Creek last week.

Alex Smith died Thursday (15 Mar 1894) at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Zimmerman, in Alto

Pass, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. A few days before he came from the bottoms. (See also the 31 Mar 1894, issue.)


24 Mar 1894:

Thomas Robinson, husband of Alice Robinson, died 28 Feb 1894. The widow alleged he was murdered

by Thomas Blay, R. Grear, and William Aldridge. The coroner’s inquest determined he drowned in Goodman’s ditch attempting to cut the dam. An autopsy showed there were no bullet wounds. (See also the 12 May 1894, issue.)

Charlie D. Chase, infant son of C.H. Chase, died 18 Mar 1894, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Charles Harmond and two tramps were instantly killed 5 Nov 1893, at Ullin, Pulaski County, when a

train derailed, and Baggage Master Spooner recently died from injuries. Lafayette Anderson of Anna, Bert Brown and Willis Parks of Ullin were charged with throwing the switch. Lafayette Anderson died before the trial and Bert Brown was found not guilty (See also 20 Apr 1895, and 18 May 1895, issues.)

Twin babies of Mr. Foster living in the barracks on D.W. Brown’s farm north of Anna, died, aged a few

hours.

Mary Foster, daughter of William and Florence Foster, died 18 Mar 1894, in Anna of measles, aged 14

months.

Infant child of William A. and Leora Davis, living on J.W. Fuller’s farm south of Anna, was buried

Friday (23 Mar 1894).

S. Finley Stanberry died 18 Mar 1894, at the home of his parents, aged 24 years, 6 months, 29 days, and

was buried in Cobden Cemetery.


31 Mar 1894:

Anna L.G. Post Smith, daughter of W.S. Post, a Presbyterian minister in Jonesboro, died 24 Mar 1894, in

El Paso, Texas.

T.J. “Jack” Finley died of quick consumption in Lima, Ohio, aged about 38 years, and was buried at his

old home in Wheatland, Alexander County. He was born in Jonesboro, the son of Thomas Finley, and married in 1879, Virginia McClure of Wheatland.

George Johnson died 26 Mar 1894, of consumption at the home of his mother, Mrs. M.J. Hawley, in

Anna, aged about 22 years, and was buried in Metropolis, Massac County.

Imanuel Smith, son of Alex Smith who died two weeks ago, died 22 Mar 1894, of pneumonia in Alto

Pass, aged about 14 years, and was buried in the new cemetery in Alto Pass beside his father. He lived in the bottoms and became sick the same day of his father’s burial.

Cyrus Eugene Keith, the youngest son of Bowen and Amanda Keith, died 24 Mar 1894, at the home of

his mother, aged 14 years, 5 months, 6 days, and was buried in Collins Cemetery beside his father.


7 Apr 1894:

Mrs. F.M. Cook, wife of Alvan Cook, died 5 Apr 1894, in Jonesboro, aged 40 years, 3 months, 7 days,

and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was born 28 Jan 1854, the daughter of Paul Frick. She married Alvan Cook 16 Apr 1872, and had one child, Mabel Cook. She also left three sisters, E. Alice Miller of Chicago, Laura Hanners of Carbondale, and Helen A. Day of Santa Barbara, Calif.; one brother, W.D. Frick of Jonesboro; two stepsisters, Mrs. James Dewitt and Mrs. Walter Grear of Anna; two stepbrothers, Will Walker and Willard Walker of south of Jonesboro; and an aged father. (See also the 14 Apr 1894, issue.)

Ben Young died of consumption last Sunday (1 Apr 1894) in Makanda.

John Leird, formerly of Anna, died 9 Mar 1894, at his home in Canaville, Williamson County. He left a

daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Johnson of Alto Pass, and a son who had not been heard from in years.


21 Apr 1894:

Alice Rinehart, wife of Walter Rinehart, died 17 Apr 1894, of consumption, aged 33 years, 10 months,

12 days. She left several young children and a husband.

Emma Beard, daughter of T.J. Beard, died 17 Apr 1894, at her home in Anna, aged about 18 months

(years?) and was buried in Anna Cemetery. (See also the 12 May 1894, issue.)

Nellie Carmac, daughter of William Carmac, died 17 Apr 1894, in Anna, aged 2 years, 10 months, 10

days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Mary Jane Underwood died 14 Apr 1894, of pneumonia, aged 30 years, 2 months, 22 days, and was

buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. She was born in Franktown, Nevada, and came to Illinois when a child. She married D.W. Underwood 12 Jan 1887. She had three children, one daughter survived her. She also left aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Gregory, who lately moved to Enterprise, Mississippi, and several sisters.

Nancy Stone died 16 Apr 1894, at her home near Alto Pass, aged about 65 years, and was buried in the

family burying ground near where New Hope Church used to stand. She was a Methodist. She left four sons, one daughter, and a number of grandchildren.

Mary Corgan died 17 Apr 1894, of consumption, aged about 64 years, and was buried in Limestone

Cemetery. She left two sons, and two daughters preceded her in death. She was a Baptist.


28 April 1894:

John Marshall was killed in an M & O train wreck last August in Jonesboro.

Dr. Henry N. Sams died 31 Mar 1894, in Wheatland, Alexander County. He left a young wife.

J.R. Osgood died 23 Apr 1894, in Jonesboro, of dropsy, aged 82 years, 11 months, 12 days, and was

buried in Cobden Cemetery in the Arnold family lot. He was born in New York, but had lived in Jonesboro since 1874. He left a widow, and two daughters, Mrs. Gus Arnold of Cobden and Mrs. Charles Barnard of St. Louis. He was a member of the Christian Church and he and his wife were the bakers in Jonesboro for many years.

Lena Ury, wife of Walter H. Ury, died 26 Apr 1894, of typhoid fever, aged 31 years, 7 months, 22 days,

and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. She was the daughter of Charles Snyder. She left one son and one daughter.


5 May 1894:

Mrs. Nancy Hogan died 27 Apr 1894, at the home of her son, E.N. Wood, in Anna, aged 68 years, 10

months, 22 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


12 May 1894:

Mrs. Ida Owen Hindman, died last Sunday (6 May 1894) at her home near Western Saratoga, aged 19

years, and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Church cemetery.


19 May 1894:

Mrs. Queen Dew died in Alton, aged 61 years.

Mrs. R.C. Stephens died in Decatur, aged 54 years.

A.H. Buel, oldest citizen of Golconda, Pope County, died recently.

David Floyd drowned near Edwardsville, aged 15 years.

Francis Canon of Carlinville died, aged 70 years.

Wallace Seybert died in Lee County, aged 78 years.

Barbara Hinterholzer, wife of Dr. John Hinterholzer, died in Freeburg, St. Clair County, from injuries

sustained by a runaway.

Daisy Vaughn, committed suicide by swallowing “Rough on Rats” at her home near Cobden, aged 10

years. She was upset because her mother would not permit her to drop corn for a neighbor farmer.

George Bayard Linn, youngest son of John T.S. Linn, died Wednesday (16 May 1894) and was buried in

St. John’s Cemetery.

The new born babe of Widow Harriet Verble was found dead in a field in the eastern part of the county.

She was arrested.

Mary Knight, wife of William Knight, died 11 May 1894, at her home in Anna, aged 38 years. She left

a husband and seven children.


26 May 1894:

Ethan Ashbrook died in Charleston, aged 74 years.

Miller Shute died in Beardstown.

Philip J. Merkel fell 20 feet and was killed in Quincy, Adams County.

G.W. Corzine died 17 May 1894, on his farm 10 miles west of Jonesboro, aged 58 years, 2 months, 16

days, and was buried in Karraker Cemetery. He was born near Dongola and married Rachel A. Verble in 1860. He joined the Christian Order church 20 years ago. He had nine children, five survived him: Nancy B. Moore, Willis Corzine, Jacob Corzine, Sarah P. Lyerly, and William P. Henry Corzine.

John Henney, son of William Henney, died in New Mexico. He would have been 29 years old had he

lived to 15 Jun. He was preceded in death by his mother and two sisters, Alice and Ella. He left one sister, Kate, the wife of C.L. Westman, of Johnson County.

Mary E. Wicklin died 23 May 1894, at her home south of Anna, aged 58 years. She was formerly from

the northern part of Illinois, but last Friday moved to the O.G. Rendleman farm.

William C. Bame died 22 May 1894, at the home of his mother, Martha Bame in Dongola, aged 23 years.

His wife was the daughter of Charley Goodman and died last summer.


2 Jun 1894:

Henry Gurley died 21 May 1894, at Balcom, aged 23 years, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery. He

left three brothers and one sister.

Pinckney A. “Pink” Dishon died 25 May 1894, of kidney disease, aged 47 years, 9 months, 14 days, and

was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born in Jonesboro, the youngest son of Henry Dishon, who died before the Civil War. Pink was a photographer and painter. He left two sisters, Mrs. N.B. Hacker of Jonesboro and Mrs. Smith of Chicago; one brother, B. Dishon of Murphysboro, Jackson County; a wife, one daughter, and one son.

Infant daughter of H.E. Lufkin, born 25 May 1894, died 29 May 1894.


9 Jun 1894:

John H. Perry, an old resident of Greenville, died.

James Eldridge was shot and killed by Silas Williams near Benton, Franklin County. Williams was in

jail.

Leo Cisne, son of W.H. Cisne of Wayne County, aged 16 years, was accidentally shot by Ben Allen.

Lark Venansdel was shot and killed 27 May 1894, by Charles Reeves near Hickory Ridge Church in

Jackson County.

John T. Rennie of Cairo died last Saturday (2 Jun 1894). He was born in Ayr, Scotland, and had lived in

Cairo since 1862.

Nancy (Davis) Hileman died 3 Jun 1894, at the home of her son-in-law, John Barringer, five miles east

of Anna, aged 88 years, 9 months, 14 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery. She was born in Rowan Co., N.C., in 1805, the daughter of George and Catharine (Trexler) Davis, natives of North Carolina. She came to Illinois in 1817 with her parents and settled three miles south of Jonesboro. She married Christian Hileman in 1823. He came from North Carolina in 1819 with his father, Jacob Hileman, and died 18 Oct 1867. Her children were Jacob Hileman of Anna, Matilda wife of Charles Barringer of Jonesboro, George W. Hileman of near Du Quoin, Caroline wife of Josiah Bean, Mary wife of Silas Hess, Melvina wife of John Barringer of Anna Precinct, Thomas Hileman, who died in 1863, Levi Hileman of Anna Precinct, and Christian M. Hileman of Ullin, Pulaski County.

Mrs. W.H. Ballard died 5 Jun 1894, in Buncombe, Johnson County, aged 26 years, 15 days, and was

buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Thomas Ryan, engineer on Train No. 5 of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, and R.B. Collins, the fireman,

were instantly killed 4 Jun 1894, in a collision four miles north of Columbia and 12 miles from St. Louis.

John H. Spann died 1 Jun 1894, at home on Main Street in Anna, aged 47 years, 3 months, 25 days, and

was buried in Anna Cemetery. He left a wife, one son, three daughters, a father, S.H. Spann of Alto Pass, and several brothers and sisters. Lawyer Spann of Vienna was one brother.

 

16 Jun 1894:

Mrs. F. Massey died 11 Jun 1894, in Jonesboro of consumption, aged 66 years, 5 months, 27 days.


23 Jun 1894:

Tennessee Gamelon died 16 Jun 1894, at Pulley’s Mill in Williamson County, aged 72 years. She was

born in that neighborhood, her father being a pioneer from Tennessee. She raised a large family, among whom was Mrs. A.D. Lindsey, of Union County.


30 Jun 1894:

John Frazell, a veteran of the Civil War, died Sunday (24 Jun 1894) on the George James place

northwest of Cobden, and was buried in the G.A.R. plot in Cobden Cemetery.

Charles Curtis of Hodges Park, Alexander County, was shot and killed by Bob Henderson on Saturday

last (23 Jun 1894). Curtis killed Doc Brooks two years ago.

Charles Lane of Cairo, Alexander County, died recently. He was the oldest member of I.O.O.F., being

initiated at Philadelphia over 50 years ago.

James Murray from Marion County killed himself at Chester penitentiary by eating a bar of lye soap. He

was trying to get out of work and thought it would only make him sick.

An unknown man was found dead at the Anna school yard. He was 5’8”, aged 45 years, 140 pounds,

heavy black hair, slightly grey on the sides, brown mustache, blue eyes. The coroner’s inquest determined he died of unknown causes.


14 Jul 1894:

Maggie Bell, daughter of James Bell, died 7 Jul 1894, at the home of her mother in Cobden, aged 20

years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.


28 Jul 1894:

Levi A. Dillow died 20 Jul 1894, at his home near Mill Creek, of disease contracted during the Civil War,

aged 52 years, 10 months, 9 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was a Congregationalist. He left a wife and children.

H.L. Farrar died 20 Jul 1894, at his home near Dongola, aged 58 years, 10 months, 9 days, and was

buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

John Gibson, son of Samuel Gibson of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, was shot and killed by James

Perkins and was buried at Oakwood. Perkins was found not guilty of manslaughter. (See also 30 Nov 1895, and 29 Feb 1896, issues.)

Ethel Millis, daughter of Charles Millis of Anna, died 25 Jul 1894, aged nearly 7 months.


4 Aug 1894:

Edward J. Boyle, formerly of Anna, died 28 Jul 1894, at his home in Cairo, Alexander County, of

consumption, aged 29 years, and was buried in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County. His father died in Anna six years ago. He left a mother and two brothers.

Gertrude Basler, daughter of Benjamin Basler, died 20 Jul 1894, at the home of her father one mile south

of Cobden, aged 17 years, 4 months, 23 days, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery.

George L. Clay died 31 Jul 1894, at Anna, aged 44 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith of Alto Pass died in the Anna asylum Tuesday (31 Jul 1894) and was buried in Alto Pass

Cemetery. She was a Baptist.


11 Aug 1894:

Hattie Corgan, one of the twin daughters of Walter Corgan, died 5 Aug 1894, aged 6 months, and was

buried in Limestone Cemetery.

Infant son of H.R. Buckingham died 7 Aug 1894, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.


25 Aug 1894:

Eva Glasco died 21 Aug 1894, of pneumonia and typhoid at the home of her father, Jesse Glasco, aged

16 years, 9 months, 26 days.

Reva Gordon, infant daughter of John and Rosa Gordon of Johnson County, died 22 Aug 1894, at the

home of Mrs. Gordon’s father, John Barringer, east of Anna.

Ellen Stewart died Sunday (19 Aug 1894) at Anna hospital, aged 27 years, 3 months, 5 days. She was a

Catholic.


8 Sep 1894:

Child of Tom Webster of Anna died Sunday (2 Sep 1894), aged 9 months, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

Jeff Forehand died 1 Sep 1894, at his home on the E. Thompson farm south of Anna, aged 44 years.

Mollie Davis Sharp, wife of William Sharp, died Sunday (2 Sep 1894) two and a half miles east of

Anna, aged 44 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery. She was the daughter of Aunt Polly Davis who died less than a year ago. She left a husband and four children, the youngest being aged 6 months.

Gustave “Gus” Arnold died 24 Aug 1894, at his home in Cobden, of congestion of the stomach, aged 36

years, 4 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. He died soon after returning home ill from a trip to Chicago. He was born in Germany and came to the U.S. when 20. He was a baker. He left a wife and two children. Bruno Arnold of South America was a brother. (See also the15 Sep 1894, issue.)


15 Sep 1894:

Mrs. Morris, the mother of Mrs. Ed Lee of Jonesboro, died in Farmer City in the northern part of Illinois.

Her husband returned to visit with his daughter after the funeral. (See also the 6 Oct 1894, issue.)

Frank Manzer died 6 Sep 1894, at his home in Cobden, aged 66 years, and was buried in the Catholic

cemetery. He was born in Appenzell, Inneroden, Switzerland, and came to the U.S. in 1861. He left a wife and three sons.

Albert Smith of Cairo, Alexander County, died.

Mrs. Malissa Steers died after falling 15 feet at her home, aged 68 years, 7 months, 18 days, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery. She had lived in Anna 31 years and moved from Pulaski County several years after her husband, Wilburn Steers, died in Grand Chain. She left five daughters, Emma Steers, Anna Steers, Elnora Steers, Mrs. S.F. Scott, and Mrs. Cord Finch of Anna. She left one sister, Mrs. N. Gray of Carrolton. She was the aunt of Leo Gray.

The funeral of A.B. Gallatin, formerly of Alto Pass, was in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Tuesday (11

Sep 1894).


22 Sep 1894:

Mary E. Garrett, daughter of N.T. and Martha Garrett, died 12 Sep 1894, aged 25 years, 11 months, 16

days, and was buried in Union Cemetery. She left her parents, four brothers, and three sisters. Her grandfather Garrett came to Union County from Montgomery Co., Tenn., and settled five miles east of Dongola. Her mother was the daughter of Solomon Dillow, who lived two miles west of Dongola.


29 Sep 1894:

Elba Hailslip, daughter of Widow Hailslip of south of Anna, died 21 Sep 1894, of diphtheria, aged 10

years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Mrs. Hetty Riley died 20 Sep 1894, at her home in Anna, aged 50 years, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

George McElhannon died 24 Sep 1894, at the home of his father-in-law, C.M. Tripp, two miles

northeast of Anna, aged 23 years, 1 month, 10 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Nathaniel Pickering died 18 Sep 1894, one mile northwest of Cobden, aged 89 years, 4 months, 17 days,

and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Wilhelmena Misenhimer, only child of Will and Ella Misenhimer, died 25 Sep 1894, of typhoid fever,

aged 3 years, 8 months, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Mary Elesia Bryant died 23 Sep 1894, aged 7 years, 11 months, 22 days.


6 Oct 1894:

Sidney Rinehart died last Friday (28 Sep 1894) at the home of Mrs. A. Wisner near Dongola, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He left a brother, Walter Rinehart, and a sister, Mrs. Floading of Jonesboro.

Charles R. Curtis died 30 Sep 1894, in Jonesboro, aged 47 years, 9 months, 10 days, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery. He recently returned from southeast Missouri where he became ill.

Robert F. Craiglow, switchman for Illinois Central Railroad, aged about 19 years, was killed in the yards

on Fourteenth Street in Cairo, Alexander County, yesterday, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. His foot was caught in the rails and he was run over by a train. He left a wife and a small child, who reside in the Alba Block at Eighteenth and Commercial. His widow, Myrtle Craiglow, was the daughter of T.C. Cozby of Jonesboro. Craiglow’s father was assistant yard master for the Iron Mountain at Garston, Arkansas. Craiglow’s estate was awarded $5,000, the maximum amount allowed by law, in a case against the Illinois Central in Cairo (1 Jun 1895, issue).

Infant daughter of Mary Whalen died 27 Sep 1894, aged 8 months, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Delia Elizabeth Logue died 29 Sep 1894, aged 22 years, 9 months, 11 days. She was born 18 Dec 1871.


13 Oct 1894:

Infant son of Jeff Cover died Monday (8 Oct 1894) in Makanda and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

Angus Shy, son of Levi Shy, who lives at Jesse Ware’s farm in the bottoms, was killed by dynamite

Wednesday (10 Oct 1894) while blowing up stumps in the field, aged 17 years.

Charles A. Cruse died 7 Oct 1894, at his home in Jonesboro, aged 74 years, 7 months, 21 days, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born 16 Feb 1820, in Rowan Co., N.C., and came to Union County with his father, Henry Cruse, Sr., arriving 20 Oct 1820. He was a merchant in Jonesboro in the early 1860s, and 24 years ago he moved to his farm a few miles south of Jonesboro. He married Nancy Ury 12 Feb 1864. He left a widow, and two daughters, Rosella wife of Joseph Eddleman and Isophene Cruse. He also left three brothers and three sisters, Peter Cruse and John Cruse of near Mill Creek, Alexander Cruse of Mississippi, Christina wife of S.P. Troutman of Montgomery County (He was 72 and a veteran of the Mexican War), Caroline wife of John M. Hileman, and Leah wife of Thomas Ury. He was a charter member of Salem Lutheran Church.

E.W. Ballowe was shot and killed by Alex Hess 22 Sep 1894, in Vienna, Johnson County.

Lewis Wallace died 5 Oct 1894, of typhoid fever at the home of his mother, Mary Wallace, aged 17

years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Martha Brasenell died 6 Oct 1894, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.V. Eaves, in Anna, aged 80

years, 4 months, 13 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


20 Oct 1894:

Capt. Orasamus Greenlee died at Commercial Point, Alexander County, last Wednesday (17 Oct 1894).

He was one of the county’s oldest citizens.

First-born infant son of Dr. days.W. Grear died Sunday (14 Oct 1894).

Ben Sams, formerly of Jonesboro, died last week in Carterville, Williamson County, and was buried

Sunday (14 Oct 1894) in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Laura Sparkman, wife of William Sparkman, died 13 Oct 1894, on Dr. J.I. Hale’s farm one mile north

of Anna, of typhoid fever. She was a sister of Wilson Brown.


27 Oct 1894:

Infant son of John Lee died last Monday (22 Oct 1894) in Jonesboro.

William J. Carmack died 21 Oct 1894, in St. Louis, aged 41 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

He was born in Overton Co., Tenn., and left a wife, six children, a brother, Joe Carmack, and a sister, Mrs. J.A. Wells of Anna. He was hit on the head with a club by James Walter “Wat” Brown on 13 Jul 1894, at the picnic given by James Perkins southwest of Jonesboro. At the same picnic, Perkins had tried to shoot Brown, but missed him and shot and killed Gibson. Brown was captured in Pine Bluff, Ark. When Brown was sentenced to nine years in the penitentiary for manslaughter, his aged mother fainted (30 Nov 1895, issue).

Mrs. Roper, living on the gravel road three miles south of Anna, was killed Monday (22 Oct 1894) when

her clothing caught on fire trying to light a coal oil lamp. She left a husband and four children.

Ezra Miller died at his home on East Front Street in Anna Thursday (25 Oct 1894) and was buried in

Evergreen Cemetery. He was a wagon maker in business with Thomas Peak.

The funeral of the wife and child of Dr. John H. Brooks of Carterville, Williamson County, was 28 Oct

1894, at the Anna Baptist church.


3 Nov 1894:

J.A. Miles, son of Archabel Miles, died 24 Oct 1894, in Stokes Precinct, aged 25 years.

Willie Stewart, infant son of William Stewart, died 21 Oct 1894, aged 6 years, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

Emma Lochler, wife of J.A. Lochler, died 25 Oct 1894, at her home in Anna, aged 23 years, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery. She left a 2-month-old baby.

The Rev. James Gore died 21 Oct 1894, at his home in Centre, Pulaski County, aged 84 years. He was a

circuit riding preacher. He left a wife and four children. One of the sons was C.A. Gore, formerly of Anna.


10 Nov 1894:

Nancy Tinsley, mother of A.J. Tinsley, died 6 Nov 1894, in Springfield, Mo., aged 80 years, and was

buried in McClure Cemetery.

Ashton Wood died 2 Nov 1894, at his home in Glasco, Ky. His mother was the former Miss Cora Bybee.


17 Nov 1894:

Daniel Monroe Holshouser, the son of Elisha Holshouser, died 12 Nov 1894, aged 59 years, 10 months,

and 29 days. He was born 13 Dec 1834, in Rowan Co., N.C., one of six children. He joined the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Carolina at aged 18. After coming to Illinois he joined St. John’s Lutheran Church and transferred his membership to Mill Creek Lutheran Church. In 1861 he enlisted in the 109th. His pallbearers were six old soldiers. He married 12 Apr 1866, Mary Miller and had two sons and four daughters. One son died at aged 4. Five children, a widow, and four siblings in North Carolina survive.

Minnie E. Odar, daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Odar, died 13 Nov 1894, in Anna, aged 6 years, 10

months, 7 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


24 Nov 1894:

J.D. “Judge” Ferrill, son of the Rev. James H. Ferrill of Jonesboro, Ark., was shot and killed by a

drunken man, Arney Seymour, 19 Nov 1894. He was born in Cobden.


1 Dec 1894:

Fred Kahn was killed in East Carondelet, St. Clair County, last spring by his wife and George Cantrill.

Cantrill pleaded guilty and was sentenced to be hanged 30 Nov 1894.

Mrs. John McCoy died 22 Nov 1894, in Lick Creek, of pneumonia and la grippe, aged 57 years. She was

a sister of Mrs. Frank Robinson, Ellen Spence, George Spence, and John Spence.

Fairy Phelps died 24 Nov 1894, at the home of her parents on Dr. Eddleman’s farm south of Anna, of

typhoid fever, aged 19 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


8 Dec 1894:

Dr. Enoch E. Hill died Monday (3 Dec 1894) at his home in the southern part of Makanda. He moved to

Makanda in 1864 from Union City, Tenn. He left a daughter, Mrs. A.G. Batson and a son, Thomas Hill in Arkansas.


15 Dec 1894:

Amanda Schluter, wife of Henry Schluter, died 9 Dec 1894, at her home near Dongola, aged 33 years, 3

months, 6 days, and was buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. She left a husband and six children.

Annie Wilson, daughter of R.E. Wilson of Ullin, Pulaski County, died 6 Dec 1894, aged 20 years, 11

months, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was a niece of Mrs. Dr. Hale.


22 Dec 1894:

Eva May Keller, daughter of Eli and Amanda E. Keller, died 13 Dec 1894, of typhoid fever, four miles

south of Jonesboro, aged 18 years, 10 months, 13 days. She was a member of the Congregational Church.

Chloe Allen Bagg Lufkin died. She was a descendant of Ethen Allen. She was born in West

Springfield, Mass., the oldest of four children. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Cogswell, who died in Centralia two years ago. She left a brother in Water Valley Junction, Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Robinson, in Ogden, Utah. She married J.E. Lufkin 25 Dec 1856. She moved to Vandalia with her parents when 16 and to Anna in 1860. She joined the Presbyterian church in 1874. She left five children. Two children died in infancy in Vandalia.


29 Dec 1894:

Lewis D. Lyerly died 21 Dec 1894, at the home of his father, Andrew J. Lyerly, on Hudgens Creek, aged

8 years.

19 Jan 1895:

Lulu Rhodes, daughter of Willis J. Rhodes, died of tetanus six miles northeast of Jonesboro, aged 4

years. Her memorial services were 19 May 1895 (1 Jun 1895, issue).

Anna Mary Mees died 13 Jan 1895, at the home of her son, David Mees, south of Jonesboro, aged 64

years.

John Algers died 15 Jan 1895, aged 60 years and was buried in Casper Cemetery. He left a wife and

several small children.

Ann Tracy died 16 Jan 1895, at the home of her daughter, Mary Castigan, in Anna, aged 67 years, and

was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was born in Lemplemore, County Tipperary, Ireland. She left three children, Mary Castigan, Nora Tracy of Anna, and W.E. Tracy, road master of Missouri Pacific Railroad in Wichita, Kansas.

Ben J. McGee died in the Anna hospital Thursday (17 Jan 1895) from injuries received in a fall during

the hospital fire and was buried in Beech Wood Cemetery. He left a wife, three daughters, and one son. He was formerly from Cairo and was an old river engineer.


26 Jan 1895:

Mrs. Robert Alexander, mother of E.C. Alexander, died at her home in the bottoms Monday (21 Jan

1895), aged 65 years. She also left a daughter, Mrs. Henry Lewis.

Son of Lt. Gov. Gill died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Tuesday (22 Jan 1895), aged 4 months, and

was buried in Murphysboro, Jackson County.

Infant of Dr. C.W Brown of Alto Pass died last Wednesday (23 Jan 1895), aged 1 week. Charlotte

Brown of Metropolis was the grandmother.

M. McCarthey, stepfather of Mrs. John Rooney of Anna, died 19 Jan 1895, in Pulaski, Pulaski County.


2 Feb 1895:

Charlie Glass was hanged in 1878 in Cairo, Alexander County, by Sheriff Jack Hodges for murder. (See

also 16 Dec 1899, issue.)


9 Feb 1895:

Mrs. Sarah S. Atwater died 5 Feb 1895, at the home of William Ferrill two miles west of Cobden, aged

about 79 years.

Howard Parker was shot in killed last Saturday (2 Feb 1895) by James Hodges in Cairo, Alexander

County, over 5 cents. Hodges was sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary (25 May 1895, issue).

Son of G.W. Clements of Anna died 1 Feb 1895, of croup, aged 3 years, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

Infant child of James Justice died Monday (4 Feb 1895) in Mountain Glen.


16 Feb 1895:

Mrs. Dr. T.J. Rich of Western Saratoga died last week.


23 Feb 1895:

William A. Mason died 7 Feb 1895, in Dongola, aged 55 years, and was buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

He was born in North Carolina and was a miller and grain buyer. He was a member of the Congregational Church. He left a wife and two daughters, Nora Neibauer and Inez Mason.

Infant child of Otto Grabow died Sunday (17 Feb 1895) at Mountain Glen.

Father of John Rooney died in Paris, Illinois.


2 Mar 1895:

Martha Garrott, daughter of S. Dillow, died 22 Feb 1895, at her home three miles northwest of Dongola,

aged 50 years, 10 months, 24 days, and was buried in Union Cemetery. She was born 28 Mar 1844, and married on 18 Sep 1862, Tilman H. Davis, who died a few years later. She married 10 Dec 1867, N.T. Garrott. She joined the Methodist Church in 1860 at Union School and when it disbanded she joined St. John’s Lutheran Church. She left a husband, seven children, brothers, and sisters. (Another correspondent stated she had eight children, six of whom were living.)

Samuel Caraker died 24 Feb 1895, at the home of his father, Daniel Caraker, six miles east of Anna,

aged 23 years, and was buried in a home cemetery.

Cora C. Henley died 24 Feb 1895, at the home of her father, A.M. Henley, aged 15 years, 2 months, 21

days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Fredoline Schlitter died 25 Feb 1895, aged 62 years, 10 months, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery

in Cobden. He had a stroke during church services the week before his death.


9 Mar 1895:

Samantha Logan, wife of Robert Logan, died 26 Feb 1895, at Mountain Glen, aged 40 years. She was a

member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She left an husband and four small children.

Clarence Wood, son of James Wood, died 5 Mar 1895, on the John Rendleman farm at Alto Pass, aged

13 years.

John Brown died 2 Mar 1895, at his home two miles north of Cobden, aged about 50 years. He was a

Civil War veteran and a member of G.A.R. and of I.O.O.F.

Maude Brown, wife of Dr. CW. Brown, died 28 Feb 1895, at Alto Pass and was buried in Alto Pass

Cemetery. She had been married 14 months. Her infant son died a short time ago. She was a member of the Congregational Church. She left two sons James Harreld and David Harreld, a father, mother, brother, and husband.

Dr. F.E. Scarsdale died Wednesday (6 Mar 1895) at his home near Lick Creek of pneumonia. He was a

brother-in-law of Dr. W.W. Hastings of Makanda. He was born 9 Apr 1838, in Ashtabula, Ohio. He was a member of Evergreen Lodge I.O.O.F. The newspaper printed a copy of his biographical sketch which appeared in the 1883 county history. His memorial service at Masonic Hall near Lick Creek in May 1895 attracted 1,200 to 1,500 people (See also the 16 Mar 1895, and 18 May 1895, issues.)

Sarah Viola Halterman died 5 Mar 1895, at the home of her grandfather, J.A. Halterman, eight miles

east of Anna, from burns received when a lamp broke, aged 20 years, 6 months, 8 days, and was buried in Campground Cemetery.

Lorena Sumner, only child of W.A. Sumner, died 27 Feb 1895, aged 17 months, 23 days, and was

buried in Limestone Cemetery.


16 Mar 1895:

Edward Mowery of Mill Creek died Wednesday (13 Mar 1895) of erysipelas, la grippe, typhoid fever,

and neuralgia caused by a wounded received during the Civil War at Vicksburg, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was in Co. H, 11th Illinois Infantry.

Thomas J. Biles, only child of John C. and Elizabeth Biles, died 7 Mar 1895, of pneumonia, in

Carbondale, Jackson County, where he was attending school, aged 21 years, 21 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


23 Mar 1895:

Victor Blevens, son of Dill and Julia Blevens, died 11 Mar 1895, of pneumonia, aged 15 years, 2 months,

11 days, and was buried in Penrod Cemetery.

Charles S. Chase died 21 Mar 1895, of double pneumonia, aged 59 years, 7 months, 4 days. He was born

17 Aug 1835, in Herkimer Co., N.Y., and moved to Scranton, Pa., when 2 years old, and to Jonesboro in 1856. He was a stone mason. He was affiliated with the Methodist Church, although not a member. He married 28 Jan 1859, Ellen Cruse and they had 14 children, 13 of whom survive. Some of the children were Mrs. George Barringer of Jonesboro, Della wife of E.B. Bentley of Anna, Charles Chase, and John Chase. He left a brother in Scranton, Pa. He was an uncle to A.H. Roberts, W.J. Roberts, J.L. Roberts and C.D. Roberts of Murphysboro. (See also the 30 Mar 1895, issue.)

Eliza J. Spaulding died 14 Mar 1895, at her home in Cobden, aged 66 years, 5 months, 13 days, and was

buried in Cobden Cemetery.


30 Mar 1895:

Reuben Dixon died at the home of his sister, Mrs. C.S. Jones, in Cobden of heart failure.


6 Apr 1895:

Mary M. Houser died, aged 70 years, and was buried in Bay View Cemetery. She lived at the corner

Park and North streets in Whatcom, Wash. She was born in Union County and moved in 1889 to Whatcom. She was a member of the Congregational Church. Her husband died nearly 20 year ago. She had 11 children, of whom eight are living: Millard F. Houser, Lunima Houser, Mrs. Thomas McCoultrey, Mrs. W.H Propes, of Douglas City, Alaska, Mrs. Isaac Rendleman of Ballard, Wash., Mrs. Rev. R.W. Purdue of Alto Pass, Mrs. James Askew of Marion, and Mrs. W.M. Norton of Joplin, Mo.

Lottie Rendleman, wife of Thomas Rendleman, died 31 Mar 1895, of consumption at her home three

miles west of Cobden, aged 24 years, 4 months, and was buried in Limestone Cemetery. She was the only daughter of W.F. Bittle. She left a husband, 3-year-old babe, father, mother, and five brothers.

John Clay Sr. died 2 Apr 1895, at his home two miles northeast of Cobden, of paralysis, aged 68 years, 7

months, 1 day, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. He was born in Lincolnshire, England, married in Ireland, and came to Boston, Mass., 45 year ago. In 1861 he moved to Cobden with his family. He was a Presbyterian. He left a wife, and three children: L.G. Clay, Jennie E. Clay, and John R. Clay.

William Dress died Monday (1 Apr 1895) in a Cairo hospital from injuries sustained when his leg was

crushed by an Illinois Central freight train, after being kicked off five miles below Balcom. His father lived in Terre Haute, Ind.


13 Apr 1895:

William Ferguson died 9 Apr 1895, at the home of J.B. Dillard in Jonesboro, aged 63 tears, 2 months, 2

days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.


20 Apr 1895:

Grandma Clark died 5 Apr 1895, in Mountain Glen.

Lafayette Anderson died 14 Apr 1895, of double pneumonia at his home in Jonesboro, aged 41 years, 2

months, 26 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He left a wife and four children.

Cornelius Carmack, son of Joseph Carmack, died Monday (15 Apr 1895) in the bottoms near Hamburg

after being thrown from his horse, aged 22 years.

Caroline A. McGahey, widow of E. McGahey, died Sunday (14 Apr 1895) in Anna, aged 59 years, and

was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Ignatius Clementine “Clem” Piersol died 16 Apr 1895, at the home of his son-in-law, James A. Lee, in

Anna, of neuralgia of the heart, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born in Nelson Co., Ky., and moved as a child to Missouri where his father died. He then moved to Jonesboro and was Union County deputy sheriff during the 1860s. He was a member of the Jonesboro Band conducted by Oliver Alden. In 1885 he moved to Anna and worked as a plasterer and grocer. He married in 1857 Elenore Kaly, who died in 1877. He left four children from his first marriage, Thomas Gallegly, Mrs. J.A. Lee, Mrs. W.S. Scott, and Mrs. C.C. Kelly. He married in 1883 Laura A. Fuller, who died in 1891. From this marriage he left four sons. (See also the 4 May 1895, issue.)


27 Apr 1895:

John Limbert died 18 Apr 1895, at his home in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, aged 78 years, 1 month, 21

days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. He became a charter member of the Masonic lodge in Cobden in 1865. He was born in 1817 in England and came to the U.S. in the early 1840s. He settled in Wisconsin where he married, and in 1873 came to Cobden with his wife and three daughters: the oldest, Emma Limbert, died in Cobden,; the youngest, Nettie A. Limbert, died in Cairo; Mary wife of Herbert E. Spauling of Cairo. He left a widow, daughter, and two grandsons in Cairo. (See also the 4 May 1895, issue.)

Casper Schoenberger died 21 Apr 1895, aged 74 years, 2 months, and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery.


4 May 1895:

Thomas E. Gallegly died 1 May 1895, aged 79 years, 10 months, 2 days. He was born 30 Jun 1815, in

Smith Co., Tenn., married Survilla W. Walker in 1841, settled in Perry County, in 1842, and in 1847 came to Union County. He had three sons and four daughters, three of whom preceded him in death. He was treasurer of Township 11 south, range 1 east, for 30 years. He joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1863.

Mrs. Poe died at the home of Sampson Harris in Makanda of small pox. She was from Missouri and

married 20 Apr 1895, in Jonesboro.


11 May 1895:

Josephine Hall, wife of J.W.E. Hall, died 7 May 1895, at his home in Anna, aged 46 years, 11 months, 7

days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


18 May 1895:

Matthias Reischauer died last Monday (13 May 1895) of a concussion received in an accident at months.

Hehenberger’s saw mill, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery. He was unmarried and left two brothers and two sisters.

Edward McMahon died 15 May 1895, at the home of his father-in-law, William Postlewaite, a few miles

west of Jonesboro.

John Grover Garrett, son of W.H. Garrett, died 12 May 1895, at his home in Anna, aged 2 years, 5

months, 21 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was playing with matches with his 5-year-old brother and his clothes caught on fire.

Infant daughter of Sampson Harris died last Friday (10 May 1895) of small pox in Makanda and was

buried near the house. A later paper says Harris had children who died of small pox (18 Jan 1896, issue).


25 May 1895:

Riley Grear, aged 35 years, was murdered at a country dance at the home of Adam Horton in the

bottoms near Reynoldsville, by having his throat cut by Adam Horton, aged about 28 years, and being shot in the back of the head by Thomas Horton, aged about 23 years. He was buried in Anna Cemetery. He and a friend, A.K. “Cab” Spann, were at the dance intoxicated and got in a fight with the Hortons. Riley was married with two children. His wife was the daughter of James R. Slaughter.

Amos Poole died Monday (20 May 1895) by shooting himself in the head. He was over 80 years old.

The death was originally ruled a suicide, but the verdict was changed to accidental death (15 Jun 1895, issue).

Mrs. Josie Darrity, of Tunnel Hill, Johnson Coungy, died 18 May 1895, at the home of William Knight

in Anna, aged 26 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.

Edward C. Bartlett died 21 May 1895, of consumption in Anna, aged 26 years, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery. He left a wife and two children.

Thomas A. Peelar died 20 May 1895, at the home of his sisters, Emma Peelar and Ellen Peelar, aged 51

years, 11 months, 7 days, and was buried in Evansville, Ind. He left a wife.

Elijah Hess died 17 May 1895, aged 65 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born in Union

County. He and his wife were the first couple to be married by the Rev. P.H. Kroh. He left a wife, four sons, Henry Hess, Joseph Hess, James Hess, and Samuel Hess, one daughter, Mrs. F.T. Davis, three brothers, John Hess, Silas Hess, and J.J. Hess, and one sister, Mrs. John Kimmel.


1 Jun 1895:

Infant child of Henry Brown of Springville died 25 May 1895, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


8 Jun 1895:

Rube Parrott was shot and killed in Ullin, Pulaski County, by officer Ed Carter Saturday (1 Jun 1895)

while resisting arrest. A later article identifies Warren Parrott as a person shot and killed at Wetaug (22 Jun 1895, issue).

Arley Douglas Henderson and Frank Jeffrey were hanged for murder in Murphysboro, Jackson County,

31 May 1895.

C.L. Jernigan died 24 May 1895, at his home on Spring Street, Fayetteville, Ark., aged 85 years. He

lived in Jonesboro, Illinois, and 40 years ago moved to Fayetteville, where he started a harness and saddlery business 11 years ago. He left two children, Mrs. C.W. Walker of Fayetteville and Mrs. Clint Davenport of Pierce City, Mo. He joined the Methodist Church 50 years ago. He was a brother-in-law of John Rinehart of Jonesboro.

Capt. Irvin Batson was killed Wednesday (5 Jun 1895) in Carbondale, Jackson County, by an Illinois

Central freight train.

The grandmother of Miss Annie Webb died Saturday (1 Jun 1895) in St. Louis, Mo.

Isaac Russell died 3 Jun 1895, at his home in Anna, aged 62 years, 4 months, 6 days, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery. He was born in Davidson Co., Tenn., and came to Anna 30 years ago. He was a cooper. He left a wife, two sons, and one son.

 

15 Jun 1895:

Child of Cal Verble died last Friday (7 Jun 1895) of burns, on the J.H. Spann farm in the bottoms, aged 2

years. His clothes caught on fire.

Maggie Brown, daughter of Thomas J. Brown, died 12 Jun 1895, three miles south of Jonesboro, of

laryngo pulmonary tuberculosis, aged 21 years, 10 months, 4 days.

Capt. Hugh Andrews died and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born 16 Mar 1834, in Dayton,

Ohio, the second child of Samuel A. and Margaret (Ramsey) Andrews. In 1855 he came to Union County, moved to California in 1859, and in 1862 was elected captain of Co. days, 109th Infantry. He married in 1867 Kate E. Groff, who was born in Lawrenceburg, Ind. He had six daughters, Leona, Maggie, Mamie, Belle, Kate, and Johnnie. He left brothers, Major J.C. Andrews of New Orleans, and George W. Andrews of Murphysboro, Jackson County. (See also 22 Jun 1895, issue.)

Robert Graham was killed by Sidney Condon with a slingshot and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He

was 35 and left a wife and one child. Condon, of Cobden, aged 22 or 23 years, became a fugitive before turning himself in.

Mrs. Berry Pulley, formerly of Anna, died near Idlewild and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was the

mother of Lydia Pulley.


22 Jun 1895:

J.A. Miller of Fisk, Mo., allegedly drowned last Sunday (16 Jun 1895) at Hamburg Landing, but the body

was not recovered.


29 Jun 1895:

Maude Hinman, daughter of John Hinman, died 26 Jun 1895, in Anna, aged 5 years, 10 months, 14

days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


6 Jul 1895:

Catharine Miller, died 2 Jul 1895, aged 75 years, 2 months, 10 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.

She was born 22 Apr 1820, the daughter of Peter and Easter Casper. She married David Miller

on 27 Dec 1840. He died 17 Jun 1873. They had three sons and four daughters; three sons and

the oldest daughter survived her. Two daughters died in womanhood of early life and one

daughter died in childhood. She was a member of the Reformed Church.

Charles Jones, infant son and only child of Buck and Etta Jones, died 23 Jun 1895, and was buried in

Alto Pass Cemetery.

Esther Davis, wife of Levi Davis, died 27 Jun 1895, at the home of her daughters, Mrs. M.H. Beans, aged

72 years, 7 months, 2 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Walter H. Willard died 4 Jul 1895, aged about 67 years. He was born 23 Dec 1826, in Sherbrooke,

Canada. He left a wife, five children, Dr. Frank W. Willard, Walter L. Willard, two daughters of Anna, and Mrs. T.N. Perrine of Murphysboro, Jackson County. The newspaper printed a copy of his biographical sketch which appeared in the 1883 county history.

B.F. Arnold of Anna was killed Thursday last week (27 Jun 1895) when he fell from a load of hay on a

wagon at Dr. W.M. Eddleman’s barn and broke his neck. He left a wife, two sons, and three daughters.

Lucy Peak, wife of Francis M. Peak, of Water Valley, died of consumption and was buried in Evergreen

Cemetery. She left a husband and daughter.


13 Jul 1895:

Albert Crotzer, son of David Crotzer, aged 18 years, was shot and killed 5 Jul 1895, by Horace Storm,

age 23 years, in John & Davis Saloon in Dongola. Will Crotzer, a brother of Albert, was present. (See also the 30 Nov 1895, issue.)


20 Jul 1895:

Jacob H. Fink of near Mill Creek was kicked by a mule and died Thursday (18 Jul 1895) and was buried

in St. John’s Cemetery. He was a brother of George W. Fink. (See also 27 Jul 1895, issue.)

J.E. Springer of Makanda died Wednesday (17 Jul 1895). He was a Mason. He left several brothers and

sisters, a wife, and one son. (See also 3 Aug 1895, issue).

Mrs. J.L. Fulenwider’s funeral was last Friday (12 Jul 1895) at Springville.

Zoe Newton and Ida Newton, aged 13, children of C.C. Newton, died Monday (15 Jul 1895), Frank L.

Overley, aged 13, died Tuesday (16 Jul 1895) and a son of C.C. Newton died Wednesday (17 Jul 1895) at their camp near A.D. Lindsey’s place three miles south of Jonesboro after eating poisonous toadstools, and were all buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. C.C. Newton had two sons, one aged 13 years and the other 11 years. All the family, except an aged woman, Elizabeth Edington, ate the toadstools and got sick. They were from Marion, Ind., and were going to Cross Co., Ark.

Zorah Lewis, wife of I.W. Lewis, died 15 Jul 1895, at her home in Alto Pass, aged 29 years, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery. She was a member of the Congregational Church.


27 Jul 1895:

Thomas Lee, son of Mrs. Corcoran, died after being hit by an Illinois Central train at Cobden. He was a

section hand on the railroad.

Grandma Schorr, widow of John Schorr, aged 87 years, died Sunday (21 Jul 1895) and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery. They lived two miles southwest of Jonesboro, but after he died, she moved to the western part of Jonesboro. She left Mrs. Fred Schaffer, a stepdaughter, Jacob Schorr of Mountain Glen, and John Schorr of California, stepsons.


3 Aug 1895:

Capt. Romeo Friganza died 22 Jul 1895, in Mound City, Pulaski County, aged 80 years. He was born on

the island of Minorca in the Mediterranean Sea and came to the U.S. in 1830. He worked in naval construction at Mound City during the Civil War. He left several children.

Mr. Elliott died of small pox in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, and was buried in Villa Ridge.

Bertie Jane Baldwin, infant daughter of James Baldwin, died 26 Jul 1895, at her home in Anna, aged 11

months, 23 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


10 Aug 1895:

Catherine Stafford, widow of John S. Stafford, died 2 Aug 1895, at Bethel near Western Saratoga, aged

75 years, 9 months, 11 days. Her husband died 25 Feb 1862, from wounds received at Fort Donelson. She became a Baptist 61 years ago. She had eight children, and two survived her, James T. Stafford of Progress and Mrs. Sarah Dillow.

J.W. Stroud died 3 Aug 1895, of paralysis, aged 63 years. He was born in Tennessee and came to Illinois

30 years ago.


17 Aug 1895:

Lethe Knapp, wife of William Knapp, died Thursday (15 Aug 1895), aged 41 years, 10 months, 13 days,

and was buried in Morgan Cemetery. She and her husband came from Kansas last February.

Squire Alfred Misenhimer died 13 Aug 1895, at his home in Misenhimer Precinct, lacking a few days of

being 75, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was a Mason and member of the Evangelical Lutheran church. The newspaper printed a copy of his biographical sketch which appeared in the 1883 county history.

Theodore McLane died 10 Aug 1895, at the Southern Illinois Hospital in Anna, aged 61 years, and was

buried in Allendale, Illinois. He was a florist and left a wife and eight children.

Henry Hawkins died 6 Aug 1895, at Mountain Glen. He left four children.


24 Aug 1895:

Jerry Mannix died Sunday (18 Aug 1895) at the home of Charles O’Neill of suffocation during an

epileptic seizure, aged about 60 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born in Ireland and lived in Anna 17 years, having come from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mrs. Josie Walters, sister of Mrs. O.T. Lash of Alto Pass, died the first of the week in Murphysboro.


31 Aug 1895:

Martha T. Peeler, wife of Adam L. Peeler, died 24 Aug 1895, at her home in Anna, aged 42 years, 7

months, 6 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She left a husband and children.

Elizabeth Krysher, widow of Geoprge Krysher, died Friday (30 Aug 1895) in Carbondale, Jackson

County, of cancer of the stomach and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Others from Makanda who had died with cancer were Mrs. Col. Thompson, Mrs. Margaret Sanders Collins, Mrs. John Rendleman, Mrs. Jacob Swartz, and Abraham K. Brandon.


7 Sep 1895:

William Robert Renyolds, son of William and Mary Reynolds, died 2 Sep 1895, in Reynoldsville, aged 1

year, 1 month, 17 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Johnson E. Kimbro died Tuesday (3 Sep 1895) at Lick Creek.

Jacob Klein Sr. died 31 Aug 1895, of burns at the brick yard at 21st Street near the Mississippi River

levee in Cairo, Alexander County, after being caught in the kiln.

Henry L. Halliday died Monday (2 Sep 1895). He moved to Cairo, Alexander County, in 1861. He left a

widow, two married daughters, and two sons.

Edward Parsons died Wednesday last (28 Aug 1895) in New York, aged 72 years.

Sarah Perina Mendenall, the wife of James Mendenall of Carbondale, Jackson County, formerly of Anna

and Jonesboro, was kicked and beaten to death Friday (6 Sep 1895) at the Southern Illinois Fair grounds in Anna by John S. Jones. She was working for him at an “eating stand” and they had a dispute over 50 cents in wages. She left four children; one small son witnessed the murder. Jones was taken to Cairo, Alexander County, to avoid a lynch mob. Jones had shot and killed A.L. Champion on 2 Dec 1886, in Anna, while he was city marshall and served six years in the penitentiary for the crime. He was returned to the Union County jail after about two weeks (21 Sep 1895, issue). (See also the 23 Nov 1895, issue.) Jones was taken to the Murphysboro jail for safe keeping after attempting to escape from the Union County jail (7 Dec 1895, issue). Jones, aged 40 years, escaped from the Murphysboro jail and was recaptured at Carterville, Williamson County (14 Dec 1895, issue). Jones escaped from the Jackson County jail again (4 Jan 1896, and 11 Jan 1896, issues). A reward of $200 was offered for his recapture. He was described as 43 years old, 5’ 11 ½”, light blue eyes, 160 pounds, back of head and neck full of small white spots, thin faced, freckled, very long neck, false upper teeth, smokes a pipe incessantly, runs engines, and trades horses (25 Jan 1896, issue). Jones was reported to have been captured in Fayetteville, Tenn., the old home place of the Jones family before coming to Union County (14 Mar 1896, issue). He was apprehended in St. Louis, where he was using the name George Reyburn. He had a daughter, Ivo Udell Jones, living their with her mother at 7th and Poplar streets. Jones’s ex-wife, Mrs. Bilby had him arrested and told police he had come to St. Louis to kill her. He said that while he was in jail under trial for the murder of Champion, his wife went to Cairo and eloped to St. Louis with an express messenger. The 18 Apr 1896, issue has pictures of John S. Jones, State’s Attorney A. Ney Sessions, and Judge O.A. Harker. He was found guilty at his trial in Murphysboro and sentenced to death by the jury (18 Apr 1896, 2 May 1896, issues). He was hanged 19 May 1896 (23 May 1896).

Green Treece died a few months after he was clubbed in 1870 by Anderson Jones, the head of the Jones

family, in the eastern part of the county.

Lafayette Jones, a son of Anderson Jones, was his only son to die a natural death.


14 Sep 1895:

Effie I. Fisher, the daughter of Jesse and Mary Hooker, died 9 Sep 1895, at the home of Michael Heilig,

aged 18 years, 5 months, 18 days, and was buried in the Dongola cemetery. She was born 21 Mar 1877, in Johnson County and when 5 years old her parents died. She was raised by Michael Heilig. At aged 15 she joined St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and married on 8 Aug 1893, Mr. Fisher.


21 Sep 1895:

Nellie Biggs, wife of Charlie Biggs, died 15 Sep 1895, at the home of Benjamin F. Biggs, aged 20 years,

9 months, 3 days, and was buried in Toledo Cemetery. She was the daughter of John J. Ferrill.

Josie Davis died 12 Sep 1895, at the home of her mother, Mrs. William Davis, at the Otrich House in

Anna, of consumption, aged 24 years, and was buried in Carterville, Williamson County, her former home.

Sarah I. Owen, wife of Robert P. Owen, died 18 Sep 1895, at her home in Jonesboro, aged 41 years, 14

days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Caleb Lyerly of the southwestern part of Union County. She left several children, one only a few weeks old.

Harry Watkins, stepson of Jones Verble, died Friday last week (13 Sep 1895) after his head was crushed

in a molasses mill near Western Saratoga, aged 15 years.

David R. Lewis died 11 Sep 1895, at his home on Asylum Avenue in Anna, aged 44 years, 10 months, 1

day, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was a Mason. He was born in Ohio and had lived in Union County about 20 years. He left a wife and little son.


28 Sep 1895:

Mrs. Frank Dunning shot herself in the head last Saturday (21 Sep 1895) near Hodges Park, Alexander

County after she was slapped by a jealous husband.

Augustus E. Halterman, infant son of George W. and Minnie L. Halterman, died 22 Sep 1895, at his

home in Anna, and was buried in Campground Cemetery.

“Grandma” Rowan died Sunday (22 Sep 1895) of heart failure, within three weeks of being 83 years, and

was buried in Rowan Cemetery. She moved to the Makanda area about the time the Illinois Central came through. She left four sons and two daughters.

Gertrude “Gertie” Cauble, wife of Dr. W.B. Cauble, and daughter of Dr. A.M. Lee of Carbondale,

Jackson County, died 23 Sep 1895, at her home, and was buried in DeSoto. She left a baby a few weeks old.


5 Oct 1895:

Sarah A. Day, wife of John W. Day, died 17 Sep 1895, at Crystal Springs, Mississippi, aged 37 years, 7

months, 4 days, and was buried in Crystal Springs. She was born in Jonesboro, the oldest daughter of Oliver C. and Lucinda Brown of Anna Precinct. She joined Big Creek Baptist Church at 17 and at 18 married John W. Day. In 1879 they moved to Crystal Springs. She had eight children, four sons and three daughters survived her. She also left a brother, J.C. Brown of Hodges Park, Alexander County, and a sister, Fannie the wife of J.L. Lyerly of Anna Precinct.


12 Oct 1895:

The youngest daughter of Dr. J. Mc Lawrence of Willard, on the Mississippi River, was buried last

Saturday (5 Oct 1895) in St. John’s Cemetery.

Daughter of W.R. Stead died 8 Oct 1895, at Mound City, Pulaski County, aged 4 months, and was buried

in Anna Cemetery.

John A. Williams died 8 Oct 1895, at his home in Dongola, aged 73 years, and was buried in Villa Ridge,

Pulaski County. He was formerly from Du Quoin and moved to Dongola a few years ago. He was a blacksmith, wagon maker, and an ordained Baptist preacher. He left an aged wife, and some married children. (See also the 26 Oct 1895, issue.)


19 Oct 1895:

William Henderson, a Negro, was lynched in Cape Girardeau, Mo., last Friday (11 Oct 1895) after being

accused of assaulting a 14-year-old white girl, Minnie Rust.

Henry H. Richardson died 13 Oct 1895, at the hospital in Anna, aged 82 years, 11 months, 22 days, and

was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born in 1812 in Montgomery Co., Ky., came to Illinois in 1847, and settled in Alexander County near Willard’s post office now is. He married Mary A. Wright of Ballard Co., Ky., who died in 1846. He married second Catharine B. Hoopaw of Alexander County. He became a member of the Masonic lodge in Jonesboro on 2 May 1855. (See also the 26 Oct 1895, issue.)

Major S.M.P. “Sam” McClure died 16 Oct 1895, at Wheatland, Alexander County, aged 59 years, 1

month, 3 days, and was buried beside his wife in Jonesboro Cemetery. He served in the 109th Regiment during the Civil War. He married Martha Williams. He left three daughters, Eva, Cota, and Mary. (See also the 2 Nov 1895, issue.)

Nora Inez Robertson, daughter of F. Robertson of Mountain Glen, died 8 Oct 1895, of fever, aged 4

years, 9 months, 8 days.


26 Oct 1895:

Martha E. Eddleman died 22 Oct 1895, at her home two and a half miles south of Anna, aged 55 years, 3

months, 21 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. She was born 1 Jul 1840, in Cabarrus Co., N.C., the daughter of Henry and Lydia Heilig. She came to Illinois with her parents in 1847 and settled on the Bame place one mile southeast of Dongola. In 1848 they moved to a farm one and a half miles north of Mill Creek. She married Harris E. Davis on 12 Feb 1857. They had two sons, Edwin Davis, who died in 1861, and M. Eli Davis, who lives southeast of Dongola. Harris died in 1861 and she married 2nd on 18 Jan 1866, A.N. Eddleman, who survives her. They had six children, two of whom are living, Nora E. wife of George M. Hunsaker, and George E. Eddleman. She also left two brothers, Michael N. Heilig and Crawford Heilig, and one sister, Mrs. C.C. Goodman. She was a member of St. John’s Church.


2 Nov 1895:

John Goskie was murdered by his father-in-law, French Jones and French’s son Lindsey Jones, in

Alexander County. French was sentenced to life in prison and Lindsey received a sentence of 14 years.

James Morgan died 27 Oct 1895, in Jonesboro, aged 83 years, 3 days, and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery. He was born 24 Oct 1812, two and a half miles west of Jonesboro. He married Elizabeth Rhodes, who died in January 1851. They had 11 children, six daughter and five sons, of whom four survived, two living in Texas and two in Illinois. He married 2nd on 29 Jan 1863, Mrs. Mary E. Hargrave. They had 11 children, five sons and 6 daughters, of whom all the daughters and three sons survived him. He also reared three orphans. He was in the Black Hawk War and with his death, only John S. Rendleman survived from the Union County company in that war (14 Dec 1895, issue). Morgan’s wife received a widow’s pension for his service in the Mexican War (4 Jan 1896).

Amelia Hirschbuler died 25 Oct 1895, two miles west of Jonesboro, aged 52 years, 3 months, 27 days,

and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was born 28 Jun 1843, in Austria. She married at aged 18, Joseph Hirschbuler. They had six children; one son and three daughters survived her. She joined the Baptist Church at 13.

T. Halcey Lawrence, son of G.T. and Katie Lawrence died 26 Oct 1895, in Jonesboro, Ark., of

membraneous croup, aged 4 years, 5 months, 1 day, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was born 25 May 1891, in Jonesboro, Ark., and was a grandson of Dr. Lawrence of Mill Creek.

Claudia Black died 24 Oct 1895, of malarial fever, at the home of her father, George M. Black, three

miles north of Cobden, aged 15 years, and was buried in Limestone Cemetery. Her sister, Chloe Black, was also very sick.


9 Nov 1895:

J.B. Coulter was murdered at his home while reading his daily paper. He was a widower and left one

son, F.W. Coulter of Alto Pass and one brother in Kansas. Robbery was not the motive. Calvin Raines was arrested and charged with the murder. His wife had long been Coulter’s housekeeper (30 Nov 1895, issue). Raines was sentenced to 24 years (See also 4 Apr 1896, 11 Apr 1896, and 18 Apr 1896 issues.) Raines got a new trial (2 May 1896, issue). He was acquitted of the crime (13 Nov 1897, and 20 Nov 1897, issues).

Albert Stroud died Saturday (2 Nov 1895) of consumption in days.W. Brown’s barracks north of Anna,

aged 30 years.

Ray Burns, infant son of R.B. Burns, died 4 Nov 1895, aged 15 months, 9 days, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

Ephraim Exens was killed by a falling tree a couple of miles from Alto Pass on the farm of the Rev. R.W.

Purdue. He was working with Boss Lilly.

Charlie Ingram, son of Charles E. Ingram, died of pseudo membraneous laryngitis, aged 7 years, and

was buried in Evergreen Cemetery at Makanda.

Mary Robinson, wife of Mun Robinson died in Danville last week. She had lived in Makanda 20 years.

W.R. “Blind” Pirtle died a few days ago, aged nearly 50 years. He was a broom maker in Alto Pass.


16 Nov 1895:

Ella Roberson, daughter of Patrick and Mary Burk, died 26 Nov (Oct?) 1895, aged 23 years, 9 months,

and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. She left an aged father, two sisters, a daughter, and a husband. Three weeks before her other daughter died. She was Catholic.


23 Nov 1895:

Walter Cruse, the oldest son of Adam Cruse, died 19 Nov 1895, in Jonesboro, aged 43 years, 2 months,

22 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born in Jonesboro and returned here a few years ago in poor health.

Allison M. Black died 19 Nov 1895, of tuberculosis at his home in the Mississippi Bottoms on the

Musselman farm, aged 55 years. He left a widow and several children.

Amos Harbough died at his home in the eastern part of Cobden, aged 70 years. He was at one time the

mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.


30 Nov 1895:

Harry Foreman, nephew of Mr. Moore of Cobden, died 23 Nov 1895, at the home of his father in

Cobden, aged 23 years, 3 months, 16 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. He was a pharmacist and a member of the Cobden Band.

Sarah Jane Walker, wife of George days. Walker, died 24 Nov 1895, on the Steers farm north of Anna,

aged 45 years, 6 months. She was a Presbyterian and left a husband and six children.

Hiram Brown died 22 Nov 1895, at the hospital in Anna and was buried at Mill Creek. He was a druggist

in Mill Creek.

Roe Spurlock died 26 Nov 1895, at his home north of Anna, aged 54 years, and was buried in Casper

Cemetery. He left a wife and several children.

Harry Richardson died 27 Nov 1895, at the home of his mother, S.A. Richardson, aged 26 years, 8

months, 7 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


7 Dec 1895:

Len G. Faxon died last week in Paducah, Ky. He started the Cairo Times and worked for the New York

Sun.

Rosenah Knupp died 27 Nov 1895, aged 76 years, 2 months, 1 day, and was buried in a family cemetery

near her home. She was born 16 Sep 1819, in North Carolina, to John and Sophia Ury, and came to Union County at an early age. She married in July 1845, Samuel Knupp, who died 5 Dec 1889. They had six children, but none survived their parents. She was the mother-in-law of John Wallace of Mountain Glen and left one granddaughter, Miss Lizzie Walls.

Minnie M. Mees, daughter of David Mees, died 2 Dec 1895, of membraneous croup, four miles south of

Jonesboro, aged 4 years, 2 months, 22 days, and was buried in Kornthal Cemetery.


14 Dec 1895:

Kate Richmond Buck, the youngest daughter of Ed F. Buck, died 6 Dec 1895, of scarlet fever, aged 7

years, 10 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Miss Rebecca Graham died last Sunday (8 Dec 1895) at the county poor farm, aged 87 years, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Albro Ladue, bartender, died Monday (9 Dec 1895) from wounds received in a fight with Fenner Cross,

porter, at the Logan House in Murphysboro, Jackson County, where both were employed. Cross, “colored,” was arrested, but exonerated by the verdict of the coronor’s jury. Cross lived in Jonesboro for many years.

Ed Campbell died in Mill Creek Wednesday (11 Dec 1895) when he fell under the wheels of a train, aged

25 years. He was the fireman for Engine No. 26. He left parents in Murphysboro, Jackson County.

 

28 Dec 1895:

Eberle Jordan, the son of Charles V. and Lydia M. Jordan of Makanda, died Monday (16 Dec 1895) of

catarrhal fever, not quite 2 years old. His parents lost another child a little over a year ago.

Mary Jane Brown, the wife of Martin V. Brown, died 18 Dec 1895, near Balcom, and was buried in Big

Creek Cemetery. She was the daughter of George and Mary Grear, who settled in Union County in 1818, and a sister to John Grear and Jacob Grear of Jonesboro. She was born 23 Sep 1838, two miles south of Jonesboro at what is now Kornthal. She joined Jonesboro Baptist Church in 1856 and in 1875 withdrew and joined Big Creek Baptist Church. She married Brown on 1 Mar 1860. She had 11 children, four sons and three daughters survived: John Brown, Charles Brown, Watson Brown, and Will O. Brown (the youngest son and a school teacher in Union County) Ida, Belle, and Etta. The youngest daughter was 16 years old and an invalid.

Jennie English, second daughter of C.C. English, died Thursday (26 Dec 1895) in Jonesboro, aged 23

years, 2 months, and 11 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was a sister of Mrs. T.P. Sifford of Anna. She had six women pallbearers, Mabel Cook, Birdie Jinnette, Mamie DeWitt, Lizzie Sifford, Carrie Williford, and Sula Spann. (See also the 4 Jan 1896, and 11 Jan 1896, issues.)

Abby Frances Cook, the youngest daughter of Z.T. Cook, died 25 Dec 1895, in Anna, aged 6 years, 9

months, 27 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

The wife of S. Bryant of Mountain Glen died last week of pneumonia.

 

4 Jan 1896:

Ned N. Spann died 28 Dec 1895, at the home of his father, S.H. Spann, aged 3 years, 10 months, 6 days,

and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. He was born in Jonesboro and was a member of the Congregational Church.

E. Lameson was killed by Charles A. Johnson Sunday before last (15 Dec 1895) in Alto Pass. Johnson

had lived in Anna and Jonesboro, was a pensioner, and was at large in Missouri. (See also 14 Nov 1896, issue.) Johnson was acquitted because the jury believed it was self defense (21 Nov 1896, issue).

Mary D. Jones, wife of Wesley Jones of Price, Mo., died last Tuesday (17 Dec 1895), aged 67 years.

C.H. Jones, who was married to a daughter of G.S. Bouton, was her son. The obituary was copied from the Clavton (Missouri) Watchman, 20 Dec 1895.

John Baggot was shot and killed 21 Dec 1895, southeast of Carbondale, Jackson County, by John Kerr.

He left a wife and six children. Kerr had a wife and four children. His widow, Millie Baggott,

gave birth to a new baby in March 1896 (21 Mar 1896, issue).

Osborne Besse died 19 Dec 1895, on the David Rushing farm south of Anna. He left a brother.

Mrs. Miranda W. Rice died 23 Dec 1895, at her home two miles northeast of Cobden, aged 81 years, 10

months, 19 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Mabel Cleo Gunther, infant daughter of J.S. Gunther died 28 Dec 1895, aged 17 months, 26 days, and

was buried in Casper Cemetery.


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