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Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1896-1897

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois


Transcribed by:

Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

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).

R. Lynn Minton died 11 Jan 1896, from wounds received in a fight with James T. Moreland at the office

of the Anna Talk on 20 Dec 1895, aged 29 years, 10 months, 29 days, and was buried in Carlinville, Ill.. He was the fourth son of the Rev. Dr. Robert Minton. He was born in Carlinville and was publisher of the Talk since 1888. He left a mother of Carlinville; three brothers, the Rev. W.B. Minton of the Presbyterian Church in Anna, Dr. E.W. Minton of Oakland, Neb., Hugh M. Minton county surveyor of Macoupin County, of Carlinville; and one sister, Mrs. Newton Gray of Elmhurst, Calif. (See also 18 Jan 1896, and 25 Jan 1896, issues.) Moreland was charged with the murder, but was acquitted (27 Mar 1897, and 3 Apr 1897, issues.)

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.


11 Jan 1896:

S.H. Spann died 2 Jan 1896, aged 84 years, 4 months, 29 days. He was born in North Carolina and was

the last survivor of a family of 13 children. In 1851 he came to Union County and settled in Jonesboro. He lived there 20 years and in 1875 moved to Alto Pass. He was married four times and had 15 children, of whom seven survived him: W.A. Spann of Vienna, Johnson County, Dr. C.P. Spann of Thebes, Alexander County, Silas P. Spann of Alto Pass, Ernest Spann of Sutherland, Calif., Mrs. Martin of Alto Pass, Mrs. Delia Sams of Anna, and Mrs. Willis Rendleman of Alto Pass. The late John H. Spann was his son. He also left 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and joined the Congregational Church in 1885. He was a Mason. (See also the 11 Jan 1896, 18 Jan 1896, and 8 May 1897, issues.)

French Jones died in the penitentiary last night (6 Jan 1896) and was buried in Santa Fe, Alexander

County. The notice was taken from the Cairo People of 7 Jan 1896.

Charles Brown was murdered 5 Jan 1896 by Charles Dixon (or Henry Dickson) in jail in Cairo,

Alexander County. He was cut with a knife because he refused to help murder the jailer, Alf Brown, and escape. Dixon was sentenced to 30 years in the penitentiary for manslaughter. (See also 18 Jan 1896, and 29 Feb 1896, issues.)

Kate Lorena Mull, second daughter of Eli Mull, died 3 Jan 1896, aged 5 years, 8 months, 20 days, and

was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Mastin Davis died 3 Jan 1896, at Moscow. He was an old soldier and left a son and several daughters.

The father and sister of G.J. Sexauer died “in the old country.” He received $3,000 inheritance. He came

to the U.S. 22 years ago. He has one brother in St. Louis.


18 Jan 1896:

John Kollehner died 13 Jan 1896, at his home two and a half miles south of Jonesboro of pneumonia and

la grippe, aged 46 years, 7 months, 1 day, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery. He left a brother, Joseph Kollehner; a sister, Mrs. John Ransmeier; and an aged mother.

The Rev. James A. Durham, a Bapstist preacher, died 11 Jan 1896, at his home in Benton, Franklin

County, of paralysis, aged 57 years. He was a relative of the Rev. A. Durham, deceased, a Baptist preacher in Jonesboro.

John “Johnny” Smith died 9 Jan 1896, at his home on Hudgens Creek, aged about 104 years, and was

buried in Beech Grove Cemetery. He was born about 1792 in North Carolina. He left a son, Wiley Smith, and a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Lindsey. He came from Cabarrus Co., N.C., in 1814 and settled south of Jonesboro, and then later moved to Hudgens Creek. Another obituary states he came to Union County in 1817 or 1818 and settled at Hudgens Creek. “He remembered seeing Indians when he first came to this state.” In 1877 he joined the Christian Church. He married three times and had 10 children, of whom two survived.

Rita “Rittie” Smith, widow of George Smith and sister-in-law of Johnny Smith, died 2 Jan 1896, aged

91 years, 5 days. She was born 27 Dec 1804, in Rowan Co., N.C., and came to Union County with her parents in 1820 and settled on Hudgens Creek. Her husband died 44 years ago and she lived with her son, Charles Smith, on the old home place in the northern part of the county. She had nine sons and four daughters, of whom five children survived her, Adam Smith, David Smith, Alexander Smith, Andrew Smith, and Charles Smith. She also left 45 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren. In 1864 she joined Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church

Myrtle Trout, daughter of A.L. Trout, died 11 Jan 1896, of pneumonia, on the D.W. Brown farm north

of Anna, aged 11 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. Her brother, Joshua Trout, aged 8 years, was sick.


25 Jan 1896:

Mildred Washington Lawrence, life companion of T. Lawrence, died 17 Jan 1896, aged 57 years, 11

months, and 19 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. She was born 28 Jan, 1838, in North Garden, Virginia, the daughter of Shepherd and Sarah Eads. At the age of 7 she came to Union County and on 27 Apr 1854, married T. Lawrence. They moved to Missouri during the Civil War when her husband was a surgeon in the Union Army. In 1865 they moved to Alexander County and in 1875 to Union County. She had eight children, of whom two sonsdied in infancy, an only daughter in childhood, and five sons survived her, George T. Lawrence of Jonesboro Ark., Joseph McDowell Lawrene of Willard, Samuel S.E. Lawrence of Columbia, Arthur W. Lawrence of Mill Creek, and Albert S.J. Lawrence of Ava. She also had 15 grandchildren, of whom 12 survived her. She also left a brother and a sister.

John Roach of Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head last

Sunday (19 Jan 1896). He was unmarried and left two brothers at Villa Ridge and a sister in Cairo, Alexander County.

Mary Cripps, widow of Peter Cripps who died several years ago, died Tuesday (21 Jan 1896) at her

home near Pomona, Jackson County.

Infant child of W.N. Butler of Cairo died of burns, aged 1 month, 19 days, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery last Friday (17 Jan 1896).


1 Feb 1896:

Jeanetta Mull, daughter of Eli Mull, died 29 Jan 1896, aged 8 years, 1 month, 17 days, and was buried in

Cobden Cemetery.

Jefferson Lingle died 25 Jan 1896, at his home two miles west of Alto Pass, of pneumonia, aged 63 years.

He was the son of the late, Paul Lingle and was a veteran of the Civil War. He married 1st Miss Barringer and 2nd a daughter of N.B. Collins. He left a large family of children. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Harriet (Abernathie) Keith died 26 Jan 1896, at the home of her son, J.M. Keith, aged 69 years, and was

buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. She married George Keith who died about 30 years ago. She had four children, of whom two survived her. She joined the Bapist Church about 30 years ago.

Harry Brown, son of Samuel Brown, died Tuesday (28 Jan 1896) near Pomona, Jackson County, of

consumption, and was buried in Jerusalem Cemetery. Samuel was over age 70 years.

W.H. Boyer died 23 Jan 1896, at his home in Cairo, Alexander County, and was buried at his old home in

Harrisburg. He was a lawyer and left a widow and two children.

Lucy Hooper died 29 Jan 1896, at her home in Anna, aged 68 years, 1 month, 4 days, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery.


8 Feb 1896:

Hattie L. Black, wife of George M. Black, died 3 Feb 1896, at Limestone of pneumonia, and was buried

in Limestone Cemetery. She left a husband and four children. One daughter died in October 1895. She was a sister to Walter Lamer and the late Willis Lamer.

Ida Misenhimer died 5 Feb 1896, of pneumonia and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was born

23 Nov 1860, the only child of Henry and Martha Douglas. She married in December 1886 Henry J.L. Misenhimer. They lived 10 miles southwest of Jonesboro in the Mississippi Bottoms. She left a husband and five children, of whom her husband and two children were very ill with pneumonia. One child died 1 Feb 1896, aged 5 days.

Henry J.L. “Jeff” Misenhimer died 9 Feb 1896, aged 38 years, 1 month, 3 days, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery beside his wife and child. He was born 2 Jan 1858, in Union County, the second son of Alfred and Ann Elizabeth Misenhimer. He married Ida Douglas in December 1886.

Onartha J. Fulenwider died 3 Feb 1896, aged 29 yearsm 5 months, 14 days, and was buried in St. John’s

Cemetery. She was born 19 Apr 1866, in Union County, the daughter of William and Mary Humphreys, and her father died when she was 9. She married A.A. Fulenwider on 7 Dec 1884. She left a mother, sister, Mrs. Henry Miller, a half brother, and a husband.

Willis Sanders and Frank Thompson shot and killed each other last Saturday (1 Feb 1896) in Johnston

City, Williamson County. They were fighting over Sanders’s wife.

Sheridan Bowling died 1 Feb 1896, of typhoid fever at the home of A.V. Hess south of Anna, aged 25

years, and was buried in Eldorado. She left a brother, Dr. J.W. Bowling of Omaha, Ill.

Child of Marshall Miller died last Tuesday (4 Feb 1896) in Cobden.

Andrew J. Hightower died 31 Jan 1896, aged 51 years, 16 days. He was a Mason.


15 Feb 1896:

Lucinda Brown, wife of Oliver C. Brown, died 11 Feb 1896, aged 61 years, 5 months, 27 days. She was

born 14 Aug 1834 in Union County, the daughter of David Sumner. She joined Jonesboro Baptist Church in 1859. She had one son and two daughters, of whom two were living, J.C. Brown of Hodges Park, Alexander County, and Mrs. J.L. Leyerly of east of Anna. The other daughter, Mrs. John W. Day, died in Mississippi and was a sister-in-law of Sheriff George Day. She also left one brother of Cobden and two sisters, one of Washington State and the other of Cobden.

Felix Armstrong, baggageman, William “Old Bill” Huntington, engineer, Curt Adams, Gus

Anderson, and J.L. McLean, firemen, were killed in a head-on Illinois Central train collision last Tuesday (11 Feb 1896) a half a mile south of Dongola. Curt Adams was a brother of Mrs. W.F. Chapman, living on the J.B. Roberts farm and Gus Anderson was formerly of Makanda.

Mr. Rice “colored” died near black slough bridge in Johnson County. Before he died he allegedly

confessed to murdering a white trapper there and to murdering, eight to 10 years ago, a black man in Metropolis, Massac County, where he formerly lived.

Sarah A. Cann, wife of John Cann, died 9 Feb 1896, at her home in Anna, aged 60 years, and was buried

in Anna Cemetery.


22 Feb 1896:

Mary Elizabth (Sanders) Williford died 18 Feb 1896, in Jonesboro, of cancer of the stomach, aged 68

years, 6 months, 1 day, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was born 17 Aug 1827, and married on 18 Jul 1844, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Claiborne H. Williford. She came to Jonesboro in April 1846. She had 11 children, of whom two were dead, Charles Williford and a daughter who died in infancy. She left a husband and nine children: John F. Williford of Anna, Sarah wife of Will Walker, Samuel Williford of Lebanon, Indian Territory, Frances A. wife of Charles F. Willard, Henry Williford, Helen M. Williford, William Williford, Everett Williford of San Antonio, Texas, and Emmett Williford. She also left 39 grandchildren.

Robert Vernon Hileman, son of L.D. and Fannie E. Hileman, died 18 Feb 1896, aged 1 year, 3 months,

13 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was born 5 Nov 1894.

Emma (Mrs. Robert) Bayley Robinson, formerly of Anna, died at her home in Ogden, Utah, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery. She was a sister of Mrs. J.E. Lufkin and the mother of George Bell of Cobden.

Rebecca St. John died 16 Feb 1896, at her home south of Anna of typhoid fever, aged 58 years, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.

William Wiesel, brother of Mrs. John Duncan of Anna, died in St. Louis.

Hannah More Tracey Cutler died 10 Feb 1896, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary T. Mott, in

Ocean Springs, Miss., and was buried in the cemetery on Fort Bayou beside her son and daughter. She was born 25 Feb 1815, in Becket, Berkshire Co., Mass. She married the Rev. John M. Tracey in Geanga Co., Ohio, in 1834, but he died in 1843. They had three children. In 1852 she married Col. Samuel Cutler and moved to Dwight, Illinois. She lived in Cobden for 12 years where she practiced medicine. Two children, Mrs. Parker Earle and John M. Tracey, preceded her in death.


29 Feb 1896:

W.T. Hood, of the eastern part of Union County, died last week. (See also 7 Mar 1896, issue.)

Harrison A. Smith, of the northern part of Union County, died Wednesday this week (26 Feb 1896).

Father of Fred L. McCullough of Jonesboro died at his home in Jacksonville.

Dewitt C. “Dock” Dougherty, son of ex lieut.-gov. John Dougherty, died 26 Feb 1896, at his home in

Jonesboro, aged 60 years, 11 months, 19 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He married 1st Nellie Bell of Cincinnati, Ohio, who died 25 years ago. He married 2nd Mrs. Delia Rixleben, widow of Charles Rixleben. They had one child. He left two brothers, Capt. John J. Dougherty, of San Antonio, Texas, and George M. Dougherty, of Cairo, Alexander County.

Jackson Sifford, of two miles east of Cobden, died 26 Feb 1896, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Birdie Woods, daughter of J.N. Woods, of Anna, died Saturday (22 Feb 1896) of pneumonia, aged 4

years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

William T. Alden died last Friday (21 Feb 1896) in Greenville, Miss., and was buried in Carbondale,

Jackson County. He was the brother-in-law of Mrs. Sarah Richardson.


7 Mar 1896:

Erwin Turner died Thursday (5 Mar 1896) and was buried in Lick Creek.

M.J.P. Turner died at his home near Kaolin Wednesday (4 Mar 1896).

Louis Carl Rich, son of George W. Rich, died 8 Mar 1896, at his home in Cobden, aged 3 months, 17

days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.


14 Mar 1896:

Anna Adelia Cook, oldest daughter of A.V. Cook, died 11 Mar 1896, in Jonesboro of diphtheria, aged 5

years, 8 months, 13 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Thomas Richardson died 7 Mar 1896, in McClure, Alexander County, aged 35 years, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery. He was the son-in-law of Martin Carter of Jonesboro and left a widow and two children.

Patrick Burk died 7 Mar 1896. He was an old railroad section hand and helped lay the first ties and cut

out the tunnel at Mountain Glen. He had four daughters and two sons, of whom two, Bridget and Mary, survived. He also left a granddaughter. He was Catholic.


21 Mar 1896:

Infant daughter of John Herin of Cobden died 13 Mar 1896, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Deacon John Leeright died 14 Mar 1896, at his home three and a half miles northwest of Cobden, aged

48 years, 11 months, and 18 days. He was a member of the I.O.O.F.

The wife of B.J. Tweedy died Tuesday (17 Mar 1896) in Alto Pass. She left a large family of small

children.

The Rev. John Rodman, pastor of the Red Bud Baptist Church, died there Tuesday (17 Mar 1896), aged

65 years.

Bessie Turner, daughter of Perry B. Turner, died 16 Mar 1896, aged 1 year, 2 months, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.

Mrs. Katherine Richards, wife of Henry Richards living north of Stone Fort, died Friday (13 Mar 1896)

of an impacted gallstone and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Elder Levi Gifford, formerly of Makanda, died in Creal Springs, Williamson County. He left children.


28 Mar 1896:

Lula Sneed, wife of W.A. Sneed, formerly of Anna, died 23 Mar 1896, at her home in Mound City,

Pulaski County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

John Whalen, son of William and Lizzie Whalen, died 22 Mar 1896, aged 1 year, 6 months, 8 days, and

was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Capt. I.M. Sperry died 21 Mar 1896, at the hospital in Anna, aged 70 years, and was buried in Cobden.

He was a member of G.A.R. and had been a cavalry officer in the Civil War. He left a wife and a large family of children.

Margaret Boswell, mother of Mrs. J.D. Reynolds of Anna, died in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County.

William A. Campbell died 22 Mar 1896, of consumption at his home in Jonesboro, aged 58 yerars, and

was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was a Civil War veteran. He left a widow and three children, Bertha Campbell, Orville Campbell, and Luke Campbell.

Frank W. Coulter died 20 Mar 1896, at the home of his father two miles east of Cobden, aged 18 years, 5

months, 8 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.


4 Apr 1896:

Thomas H. Samson, brother of J.H. Samson of Jonesboro, died in Drakeville, Iowa, aged 81 years. He

left another brother, age 68 years, of Michigan, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Phillips, age 76 years, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Helen Snider, daughter of W.F. Snider was fatally burned Friday last week (27 Mar 1896). She was the

granddaughter of Mrs. James Morgan.

Mrs. Anna Barlow was fatally burned in Carbondale, Jackson County, Tuesday last week (24 Mar 1896),

aged 73 years.

John Gaunt, brother of Mrs. J.W. Roy, died in Grand Chain, Pulaski County.

David Gow died 31 Mar 1896, at his home two miles east of Cobden, aged 70 years. He was born in

Scotland.

Mrs. J.K. Davis died 31 Mar 1896, at the home of Benjamin Tweedy, three miles north of Cobden, aged

70 years.


11 Apr 1896:

Mary Zimmerman died 1 Apr 1896, 24 years less two months from the death of her husband. She was

born 7 Sep 1827, in Jackson Co., Ala., and came to Illinois in 1833. One year later her father died. She was converted at a camp meeting near Vienna, Johnson County, in 1839. She married on 11 Mar 1847, Samuel Y. Zimmerman. They moved to their home farm in Jackson County in 1848. She was a member of Oak Grove M.E. Church.

John S. Rendleman died 8 Apr 1896, at his home near Alto Pass, aged 84 years, 5 months, 12 days, and

was buried in Cobden Cemetery. He was born 26 Oct 1811, in Rowan Co., N.C., and came to Union County in 1816 with his parents. He settled three miles northwest of Jonesboro. He was the last Union County veteran of the Black Hawk War. He married Margaret Hartline and had eight children, of whom four were living: Isaac Rendleman of Oregon, A.J. Rendleman, Mrs. J.J. Keith of Alto Pass, and Clara Mead of Cobden. He married Mrs. Elizabeth Donoven, who survived him. They had four living children: C.C. Rendleman, Josie Rendleman, and Emma Rendleman of Alto Pass, and Robert Rendleman of Hot Springs, Ark. (See also 18 Apr 1896, issue.)

Henry Puffer died Sunday (5 Apr 1896) at his home in the south part of Anna of pneumonia, aged about

60 years.

John Gattemeier died Saturday (4 Apr 1896) at his home five miles west of Jonesboro, aged 68 years,

and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery. He came from Germany in 1854. He never married, but left an unmarried sister who kept house for him and two nephews, sons of his sisters in Germany, who lived with him.

Walter Diehlman fell from a train and was killed a half mile south of Anna, aged 7 tears. He left a father,

Fred Diehlman, a mother and five siblings. They were going from Stuttgart, Ark., to Archibald, Ohio to live.

Mrs. Harriet Davis died 31 Mar 1896, at the home of her son-in-law, B.J. Tweedy, aged about 70 years,

and was buried in Limestone Cemetery. She raised a large family and was a widow for many years.


18 Apr 1896:

Christopher Keller died 8 Apr 1896, aged 86 years, 1 month, 4 days, and was buried in St. John’s

Cemetery. He was born 4 Mar 1810, in North Carolina, and came to Union County in 1823. He married Nancy Lence in 1831. In 1836 he moved to the farm where he lived 60 years. He had eight children and left three daughters and two sons.

Brother of S.A. Harrell died in Carbondale, Jackson County.

Child of Loren Bankston died 9 Apr 1896, of typho malaria, aged about 4 months. The family had just

moved to Springville.


25 Apr 1896:

John Powles, son of Eli Powles of Mill Creek, died 20 Apr 1896, of typhoid fever, aged 28 years, 1

month, 23 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He left a widow and three small children.

Mrs.Will Jones died Monday (20 Apr 1896) at her home in the bottoms. She was the daughter of

William Sharp of near Anna.

Bridget Burk died 7 Apr 1896, at Mountain Glen, of consumption, aged 22 years, and was buried in

Cobden Cemetery. She was Catholic. Her father died a month before. She left one sister, Mary Burk, the youngest of six children.


2 May 1896:

Joel Mortimor Lee died 27 Apr 1896, of consumption, aged 37 years, 4 months, 8 days. He was born in

Jackson, Mo., and came to Jonesboro in his infancy. His mother died when he was a small boy and his father died a few years afterward. His mother was a sister of J.R. English and C.C. English. He married Ida Standard, the oldest daughter of Mrs. Mary Standard (now Mrs. Mary Martin). He had three sons and two daughters. One son preceded her in death. He was a former member of the Jonesboro Band.

John Drexler died 27 Apr 1896, aged 47 years, 5 months, 23 days. He was born 4 Nov 1848, in

Wurtemburg, Germany, the son of J.G. and McLena Drexler. He came to the U.S. when about 16 and settled in Missouri, then in Jonesboro. He married in 1877 Rosa Ecker. He had five children, of whom four survived him. He also left a brother, William G. Drexler and a sister, Mrs. Fred Seger of Jonesboro.

William S. Hase died 28 Apr 1896, aged 29 years, 11 months, 24 days, and was buried in St. John’s

Cemetery. He was born 27 May 1866, in Pope County. He married Mollie Skasicks on 10 Dec 1891. He left no children.

Mrs. Webb, a sister of Mrs. Susan Brann of Anna, died in Ubet, Tennessee.


9 May 1896:

William P. Taylor was hanged 1 May 1896, in Carrollton, Missouri, for the murder of the Meeks family

on 10 May 1894. There is a picture of him on the front page.

Oscar Brimm, son of William Brimm, died Sunday (3 May 1896) two and a half miles north of Anna

from an overdose of morphine administered by his father. The parents could not read and bought a bottle of morphine, thinking it was quinine.


16 May 1896:

Cora Hindman, daughter of James Hindman of Carbondale, Jackson County, died Sunday (10 May

1896) while visiting her uncle, R.R. Hindman east of Anna, and was buried in Carbondale.

Francis Agnew died 9 May 1896, in Chicago, aged 59 years. He was a brick layer and in 1858 married

Ellen O’Neil, who was born in 1839 in Chicago. He left seven children, all of Chicago.


23 May 1896:

Mrs. Jeff Miller, formerly of Jonesboro, died Monday (18 May 1896) at Idlewild of congestive chill.

Samuel H. Crawford died 15 May 1896, at his home in Jonesboro, aged 59 years, 5 months, 20 days. He

was the mail carrier from Anna to Jonesboro. He was born in 1836 in Franklin County. He was baptized at age 17 by Baptist Elder Browning. He married on 22 Nov 1856, Margaret A. Wagner. He had four sons and nine daughters, of whom five preceded her in death.

John S. Jones was hanged 19 May 1896, at the jail in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery. He was baptized by a Catholic priest before his death. Mrs. Morgan of Tennessee Street in Anna, was his sister. (See also 2 May 1896, issue.)


30 May 1896:

Charles Gilhofer, Wood Rittenhouse Sr., Richard Thurman, Mary Jones, Bertha Stanley, all of Cairo,

Alexander County; Mrs. William Shannon and baby of Bird’s Point, Missouri; and Mrs. Lou Massey of Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, all drowned Tuesday (26 May 1896) when a ferry capsized in a storm at Cairo, Alexander County.

John Edine was shot and killed by a burglar named Watkins Thursday (28 May 1896) at Cairo,

Alexander County.

Harry Lingle, son of Philip Lingle of Reynoldsville, was killed last Monday (25 May 1896) in a partial

cave-in of a tunnel of a silica mine on Jonathon Peery’s place, 10 miles southwest of Jonesboro on the Cape Girardeau road, aged 22 years. He had been married eight days. (See also 9 Apr 1898, issue.)

Infant child of George Lucker died last Sunday (24 May 1896), aged 14 months, and was buried in

Casper Cemetery.

Frederick Mees, son of David Mees, died at his home four miles south of Anna, aged 6 years, 2 months,

17 days.


6 Jun 1896:

Joseph Bigler Jr. died 1 Jun 1896, at his home in Cobden, aged about 40 years. He was Catholic. He left

a wife, five children, aged parents, and several brothers and sisters.

Nellie F. Culp died Saturday (30 May 1896) at the home of her father, C.M. Asbury, aged 22 years, 5

months, 7 days, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. She married on 27 Dec 1893, Charles O. Culp. She joined the Congregtional Church six years ago, but a short time ago joined the Baptist Church. She left her parents and two sisters.

Holly Raper Buckingham died 30 May 1896, aged 13 years, 7 days, and was buried within sight of his

home. He was the son of Holly R. abnd Florence T. Buckingham. Pallbearers were six boy friends.


13 Jun 1896:

George Barnett of near Pulaski Station, Pulaski County, was killed by train cars at Cobden and buried in

potter’s field in Cobden Cemetery. There was a coroner’s inquest.

Louisa A. Harris, wife of G.W. Harris, died 6 Jun 1896, at her home in Mountain Glen, aged 79 years, 3

months, 8 days. She was born in 1817 in Virginia. She married on 10 Apr 1842, George W. Harris and moved to Indiana and then to Jonesboro. She was converted at age 17 and was a member of Jonesboro Baptist Church for over a third of a century. She had six sons and two daughters. From her first marriage she had James E. Allsip of Jonesboro, Nancy J. Sitton of Alexander County. From her second marriage she had Thomas Harris, L.O.P. Harris, Kate wife of J. Rinehart, and three children who died in infancy.

Mary M. Prince, wife of John D. Prince died 10 Jun 1896, at her home in Anna, aged 40 years, 6

months, 23 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She left a husband, five daughters, and two sons. Her youngest child was 3 years old.


20 Jun 1896:

B.F. Mangold died 13 Jun 1896, of heart disease in a public road near Wetaug, Pulaski County, aged 64

years, 2 months,17 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was a member of I.O.O.F. He left a wife, four sons, three daughters, and one child of his former wife.

Mrs. Frank Burghes died 14 Jun 1896, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.


27 Jun 1896:

Child of Frank Shipley of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, died yesterday (21 Jun 1896), aged 2 years,

and was buried in Tower Grove Cemetery, Murphysboro, Jackson County.

Ann Maria Bussey died 23 Jun 1896, at the home of her son, H.F. Bussey, aged 78 years, and was buried

in Anna Cemetery. She was Catholic.

Sarah L. Hartline, wife of Isaac Hartline, died 23 Jun 1896, at her home two miles north of Anna, aged

48 years, 3 months 2 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery. She was born in Rowan Co., N.C., the daughter of John Cassell, who died of cancer four years ago. At age 3 she moved to the northern part of Illinois with her parents. She then moved to Texas and after a few years to Union County. Her mother died in 1892. She had no children, but adopted two girls, Abby Hallen and Josie Hallen. She was a member of the Congregational Church. Mrs. Jacob Rendleman was her sister.


4 Jul 1896:

Arthur Lisle Rendleman, son of Harry W. and Cora Rendleman of Alto Pass, died 25 Jun 1896, aged 2

years, 22 days, and was buried in Alto Pass. The pallbearers were four little girls dressed in white.


11 Jul 1896:

Thomas McGinty was run over by a train and killed Sunday (5 Jul 1896) opposite Cobden Cemetery.

Infant son of Jasper Carlock died Saturday (4 Jul 1896), aged 7 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


18 Jul 1896:

Marshall Roberts died 8 Jul 1896, of consumption in Silver City, N.M., aged 26 years. He left no

relatives, but previsouly lived with George Barringer in Jonesboro.

Kitty Dorris Wiggins, daughter of W.L. Wiggins, died Thursday (16 Jul 1896) at home in Anna, aged 16

months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Infant son of Mrs. (Angell) Cavanugh, of Peoria, was buried Saturday (11 Jul 1896) in Toledo

Cemetery.


25 Jul 1896:

John Austin, Negro, was shot and killed by Deputy Sheriff A.D. Stanley of Johnson County 12 Jul 1896,

at Vienna.

Aged mother of James T. Moreland of Metropolis, Massac County, died Sunday (19 Jul 1896), aged

nearly 80 years.


1 Aug 1896:

I.N. Coffee, druggist in Cairo, Alexander County, was killed Sunday (26 Jul 1896) by Green P. Crabtree,

a rival druggist in Cairo.

Barney McGlade, Illinois Central construction worker, was found dead in George Barringer’s pasture,

aged about 40 years. He had been dead three or four days.

Delia Hargrave was accidentally shot and killed 29 Jul 1896, by her brother, Arthur Hargrave, at her

home, aged 14 years, 3 months, 9 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was born 20 Apr 1882, the daughter of Allan C. and Lydia Hargrave and the granddaughter of Samuel Hargrave of Pomona, Jackson County. Her mother died in Delia’s infancy. The name is also recorded as Della Hargrave.

Dainietta Tuthill died 27 Jul 1896, at her home in Anna, aged 96 years, and was buried in DuQuoin.

Infant son of Thomas Mays died Monday (27 Jul 1896), aged 2 months, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

Isabel Sophrina Wild, daughter of Garrett Sublett, died 25 Jul 1896, in Dallas, Texas, aged 34 years, and

was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Arch Springs was killed Saturday (25 Jul 1896) near Balcom when he fell from the platform of passenger

train No. 23, aged 22 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He left a widowed mother in Anna, several brothers, a wife, and one child. (See also 31 Oct 1896, issue.)

Ellen House, wife of Will House and oldest daughter of J.R. Wilcoxen, died last Thursday (30 Jul 1896)

at Mountain Glen and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. Her infant baby was buried two days before. She left a husband and one child.


8 Aug 1896:

An unidentified man was found Sunday (2 Aug 1896) on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad right of way one

mile west of Jonesboro. He was buried where he was found because the body was so badly decomposed.

A dead African American man was found near Alto Pass.

Simeon Dillow died 4 Aug 1896, at his home on Asylum Street, aged 77 years, 4 months, 9 days, and was

buried in Casper Cemetery. He was the son of Peter and Susan Dillow and married Sophia Lingle. He had six children and left a widow and two children.

Phillip Mead drowned last spring in the Ohio River at Cairo, Alexander County and was buried in the

family lot in Cobden Cemetery. He was formerly from Cobden and a Mason.

James Grammer died Thursday (6 Aug 1896) and was buried in the G.A.R. lot in Cobden Cemetery. He

was a Civil War veteran and lost his arm in the war.

Nellie V. Grammer, daughter of James Grammer, died 4 Aug 1896, aged 6 years, 4 months, 20 days,

and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Howard Miller, infant son of John Miller of Murphysboro, Jackson County, died last week, aged about 9

months, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.


15 Aug 1896:

George Weaver McGhee, second son of William H. and Emma (Weaver) McGhee, died 7 Aug 1896, at

Pellonia, aged 10 months, and was buried in Pell Cemetery, two miles north of Pellonia.

Mary J. Crowell, widow of George W. Crowell, died 11 Aug 1896, at her home two and a half miles

west of Jonesboro, aged 62 years, 5 months, 4 days, and was buried in Kimmel Cemetery. She left several children.

Calvin Gourley died 11 Aug 1896, at his home in Anna, aged about 40 years, and was buried in Cedar

Grove Cemetery in Johnson County.

Infant son of Mr. Escue died 6 Aug 1896, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


22 Aug 1896:

Tommy Pierce, infant son of Frank Pierce, died Tuesday (18 Aug 1896), aged nearly 5 months, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.

Carrie Boyd, daughter of John Boyd, died Saturday (15 Aug 1896) aged 11 months, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery.

The Rev. John M. Faris died 17 Aug 1896, in Elm Grove, Va., aged 78 years, 11 months, 15 days, and

was buried in Elm Grove. His father, William Faris, was a soldier in the War of 1812 and in the home guards during the Civil War. He left two children, the Rev. W.W. Faris, pastor of Hazlewood Avenue Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg, Kan., and Mrs. E.R. Jinnette of Anna. (See also 29 Aug 1896, and 12 Sep 1896, issues.)

Luelda D. “Mellie” Carlile, eldest daughter of Thomas A. Carlile, died 14 Aug 1896, of consumption,

aged 19 years, 7 months, 1 day, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She left brothers and sisters.

Mary J. Ferguson, daughter of Richard Ferguson, died 15 Aug 1896, aged about 10 months, and was

buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.


29 Aug 1896:

Clara (Hoffman) Teichman, wife of Fred Teichman, died Tuesday (25 Aug 1896) in Cairo, Alexander

County, aged about 39 years. She left two children. She was a sister of Mrs. Joseph Smith of southwest of Jonesboro.

Cynthia A. Miller, daughter of William and Mary E. Humphreys, died 25 Aug 1896, aged 27 years, 9

months, 12 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. She was born 13 Nov 1868, and joined St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in November 1895. She married 2 Nov 1890, W.H. Miller. She left two daughters, the oldest 5 years old.

Frederick Roscoe Robinson, infant son of Harley Robinson, died 23 Aug 1896, aged 1 year, 11 months,

21 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.


5 Sep 1896:

Laura Miles, wife of Isaac M. Miles, died 31 Aug 1896, at her home in Reynoldsville, aged about 22

years, and was buried in Newton Cemetery south of Lick Creek. She was the eldest daughter of W.W. Newton. She left a husband and two children.


12 Sep 1896:

B.F. Garrigus and wife were murdered 16 Mar 1895, near Jonesboro, Ark., by Jack Johnson, who was

hanged in Piggott, Ark., 23 Oct 1896. Mrs. Garrigus was a sister of M.N. Murphy of Ware.

Joseph H. McElhaney died 4 Sep 1896, in Jonesboro, aged 62 years, 5 months, 4 days, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery. He was captain of the 109th Infantry during the Civil War. He left a widow, but no children.

William Penninger died 8 Sep 1896, in the eastern part of the county.


19 Sep 1896:

Jacob Casper, son of Henry and Elizabeth Casper, died 11 Sep 1896, aged 93 years, 5 months, 26 days,

and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was born 15 Mar 1803, in Rowan Co., N.C. He married in 1826 Elizabeth Mowery, the daughter of Henry and Susan Mowery, who was born 9 Feb 1811, in Rowan Co., N.C. They came to Union County in 1838 and settled on the farm where they lived until their death. Elizabeth died 12 Aug 1894, aged 86 years, 6 months, 3 days. They had four daughters and eight sons. He had four daughters and eight sons; 11 children grew to adulthood, and two sons died in the Union Army. He left 21 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. (See also 3 Oct 1896, issue.)


26 Sep 1896:

Homer Frick, son of W.H. Frick, died 20 Sep 1896, of diphtheria, aged 4 years, and was buried in

Cobden Cemetery.

Elizabeth Powles, daughter of Peter and Amelia Powles, died 17 Sep 1896, aged 73 years, 4 months, 2

days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. She was born 15 May 1823, in Union County and never married.

Evan “Sam” Stokes died 22 Sep 1896, at his home near Lick Creek. He left a widow and a son and

daughter, almost grown.

Minna Gracs, daughter of Marion Gracs, died 17 Sep 1896, of consumption, aged about 19 years, and

was buried in Anna Cemetery.

A.M. Wilson died 18 Sep 1896, at his home seven miles east of Anna, aged about 67 years, and was

buried in Hall burying ground. He left four sons and two daughters.

William Wallace Kirkpatrick died 22 Sep 1896, at his home in Anna, aged 68 years, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery. He was born 23 Sep in Urbana, Ohio, and had lived in Anna since 1859. He married in 1854 Martha Vance of Cincinnati, Ohio and they had seven children. He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow. Cornwall Kirkpatrick was his older brother. He left a widow and one child, Wallace P. Kirkpatrick of Anna. (See also 3 Oct 1896, issue.)

Infant son of Tobe Griffen of Wolf Lake died 18 Sep 1896, of diphtheria.


3 Oct 1896:

Mary Abba Lingle, daughter of Alfred and Eliza Lingle of Springville, died 26 Sep 1896, aged 23 years,

7 months, 19 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. She was born 5 Mar 1873, and joined St. John’s Reformed Church 29 Mar 1891. She was one of seven children, of whom two others died in infancy and childhood.

Ruey Ann Brown, infant daughter of R.C. and Emma Brown, died 27 Sep 1896, aged 1 year, 5 months, 4

days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. She was born 23 Sep 1895.

Mrs. Nath Keith died Wednesday (30 Sep 1896) at her home near Ware in the bottoms of pneumonia,

aged 42 years, and was buried in a cemetery east of Anna. She left a husband and six children, the oldest an invalid daughter and the youngest an infant.


10 Oct 1896:

Mary Dennison, daughter of G.J. Dennison who lives in the bottoms, died 5 Oct 1896, of epilepsy, aged

13 years, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.


17 Oct 1896:

Dr. L. Dyer died 11 Oct 1896. His funeral was Wednesday (14 Oct 1896) in DuQuoin.

Mrs. Maggie Walker died Monday (12 Oct 1896) in Dongola.


24 Oct 1896:

Marie Clemens, daughter of Peter Clemens, died 13 Oct 1896, aged 4 years, and was buried in the

Catholic cemetery in Cobden.

Frederick Angell died 17 Oct 1896, aged 61 years, 8 months, 19 days, and was buried in Cobden

Cemetery. He was born in England and came to Cobden about 24 years ago. He was a Presbyterian. He left a widow, a grown son, and three daughters.


31 Oct 1896:

J.W. (also as W.J.) Shaw, section foreman, was thrown from the track of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad one

and a half miles north of Jonesboro on 24 Oct 1896, and died 25 Oct 1896, aged 39 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He left a wife and two small children.

Mary Mayer, mother of Francis Mayer of Jonesboro, was killed by a Mobile & Ohio freight train in Mill

Creek, aged 83 years. She was partially deaf and did not hear the train.

A child of Reuben Hawkins of near Mountain Glen died the first of last week and was buried in Ullin,

Pulaski County.

An infant child of Ed Tash was buried Saturday (24 Oct 1896) in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

Bessie Springs, daughter of Bettie Springs of Balcom, died 18 Oct 1896, agd 18 months, and was buried

at Balcom. Her father, Arch Springs, was killed by a train a few weeks ago.

George H. St. John died 23 Oct 1896, of consumption, at his home one and a half miles east of Anna,

aged 29 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was an Odd Fellow. He left a wife and three children.


7 Nov 1896:

Sarah (Rendleman) Hartline, widow of Charles Hartline, died 29 Oct 1896, at her home one mile south

of Cobden, aged 77 years, 2 months, 8 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.

Jennie Cline, lately married at Murphysboro, Jackson County, was thrown from a buggy with her

husband and died from the injuries, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.


14 Nov 1896:

Russell Cover, son of Michael Cover of Jonesboro, died Wednesday (11 Nov 1896), aged 4 years, and

was buried in Anna Cemetery.


21 Nov 1896:

Daughter of Morgan Stokes of Mt. Pleasant died this week, aged 20 years.


28 Nov 1896:

Lemont Patterson, infant son of G.W. Patterson, died Thursday (26 Nov 1896) of membraneous croup.

Rebecca J. Craiglow died 23 Nov 1896, in Reynoldsville, aged 55 years, 6 months, 20 days, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.


5 Dec 1896:

A.V. Hess, son of John Hess, died 27 Nov 1896, at his home south of Anna of typhoid fever, aged 33

years, 2 months, 10 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He left a wife and seven children.

L.A. McKinney died at his home in Anna of a stroke of paralysis, aged 56 years, 4 months, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. Miss S.E. McKinney was his sister. He left a wife and one child.

Harry Milne died 28 Nov 1896, at the hospital in Anna and was buried in Red Bud. He was a member of

the Cairo Lodge of K. of P.

Charles F. McDaniel died 27 Nov 1896, at his home two miles north of Cobden, aged 24 years, 7 months,

28 days, and was buried in Toledo Cemetery. He was the third brother of die of consumption.


12 Dec 1896

John McCloud died Monday (7 Dec 1896) at his home west of Jonesboro, aged about 40 years. He left a

family.

John Stegmueller, formerly of Jonesboro, died 27 Nov 1896, at the home of Mrs. Schlitter in Cobden,

aged 82 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Infant daughter of George Williford was buried Sunday (6 Dec 1896) in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was

born Saturday (5 Dec 1896).

Richard Preston of Cairo, Alexander County, committed suicide Monday (7 Dec 1896) by shooting

himself. He was the Illinois Central Railroad supervisor.


19 Dec 1896:

Mrs. James Watson died Thursday (17 Dec 1896) and was buried in Antioch Cemetery.

Infant of Calvin Dillow of Springville died 13 Dec 1896, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


26 Dec 1896:

Miss Amanda Brady died 21 Dec 1896, at her home in Anna, aged 49 years, 7 months, and was buried in

Lyerly Cemetery. She was Catholic.

Joseph Sine, patient at the Anna hospital, died Friday (25 Dec 1896) and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Mrs. Ida M. (Walker) Younger died 12 Dec 1896, in Elgin of consumption. She left a husband and a 6-

year-old daughter.

 

2 Jan 1897:

Mrs. Lucinda Holms died 25 Dec 1896, at the home of H.M. Plott and was buried in Union Cemetery.

Aunt “Pop” Verble died 27 Dec 1896, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Moore, aged 80

years, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Emma Shifley of near Ware in the Bottoms died Thursday (24 Dec 1896) last week. She left

relatives in Anna.


9 Jan 1897:

The body of the wife of Dr. Von Bergen Galen, of near Wolf Lake, Jackson County, was exhumed

Friday (8 Jan 1897) for an autopsy on suspicion that her husband had poisoned her. It was determined she died of natural causes.

William Raymond Oliver, son of C.C. Oliver, died 3 Jan 1897, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

(See also 16 Jan 1897, issue.)

Son of Jeff Hartline of Mountain Glen died 26 Dec 1896.

Mrs. Maria F. Mitchell, wife of J.H. Mitchell, died 5 Jan 1897, at her home in Anna, aged 46 years, 4

months, 3 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


16 Jan 1897:

Mrs. Delilah B. Rushing died 8 Jan 1897, at the home of her son, W.P. Rushing in Jonesboro, aged 88

years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Elbert N. Kirkpatrick died 12 Jan 1897, at his home in Alto Pass, aged about 45 years, and was buried in

Western Saratgoa Cemetery. He left a wife and five children.

Thomas Dale died 10 Jan 1897, of pneumonia, aged 66 years, and was buried in Lyerle Cemetery.


23 Jan 1897:

Child of George Nimmo of Springville died 16 Jan 1897, aged over 1 year, and was buried in St. John’s

Cemetery.

Olive L. Goodman died 17 Jan 1897, at her home in Anna, aged 18 years, 7 months, 5 days, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.

Maggie Bowen, wife of William Bowen,died 14 Jan 1897, at her home in Anna, of consumption, aged 29

years, 6 months, 2 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She left a husband, two small sons, a brother, G.E. Farrer, and two sisters, Mrs. W.A. Harvis, and Miss Nellie Farrer.

Jerry O’Conner died 19 Jan 1897, at his home in Anna, aged 77 years, and was buried in the Catholic

cemetery in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County. He settled in Anna in the early 1850s as an employee of the Illinois Central. He left a wife and six children, one of whom was Mrs. Samuel Stokes of Anna. He was a devout Catholic.

Hannah Louisa Eastman, wife of Horace T. Eastman, died 19 Jan 1897, at her home one and a half

miles south of Anna, aged 68 years, 10 months, 23 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was born in Genesee Co., N.Y., and married in 1849 in Sandusky, Ohio, Horace T. Eastman. In 1856 they moved to Anna. She had eight children, of whom seven were living. Her deceased child was Mrs. L.N. Davis of south of Anna, who died in December 1896.

Sarah Ann “Aunt Sally” (Hagler) Lockard, wife of John Lockard, died 1 Jan 1897, of intussusception of

the bowels, aged 73 years, 1 month, 21 days. She was born in Union County and married on 14 Nov 1844. She and her husband joined the Freewill Baptist Church in Ripley Co., Mo., in August 1845. She was the last of a family of eight children. She had six sons and four daughters, of whom two daughters preceded her in death.


30 Jan 1897:

Mrs. Ritty Balance died 24 Jan 1897, at the home of Lum Balance on Hudgin’s Creek. She left a

husband and five children.

Infant of Louis McNeal died last Tuesday (26 Jan 1897) at Mountain Glen.


6 Feb 1897:

Ida J. Sensmeier, wife of Monroe J. Sensmeier, died 23 Jan 1897, at her home three miles east of Mill

Creek, aged 39 years, 2 months, 17 days, and was buried in the family burying ground. She was born 6 Nov 1857, the daughter of O.M. Davidson. Her father died in 1873 and her mother was living in Thebes, Alexander County. She married on 9 Jul 1874. She had eight children, of whom one died in infancy. She also left two brothers and one sister..

Thomas Brann died at the Eureka House in Anna of injuries received in the wreck of his wagon between

Anna and Jonesboro, aged 60 years, and was buried in Camp Ground Cemetery. He left three daughters and two sons, all grown.


13 Feb 1897:

Youngest child and daughter of W.J. Lingle, son-in-law of Paul Dillow, died 6 Feb 1897, aged 1 year, 5

months, 24 days, was buried Sunday (7 Feb 1897) in St. John’s Cemetery.

J. Purcell, of Fremont, Ohio, brakeman, was crushed to death Tuesday (9 Feb 1897) in the wreck of the

Mobile & Ohio train near Red Bud, aged 26 years.

James Lee Robinson died 9 Feb 1897, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.R. Spence, in Anna, aged 59

years, 4 months, 9 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born in North Carolina and came to Anna in 1875. He left five children, Walter Robinson, William “Will” Robinson, medical student in St. Louis, Frank Robinson, Mrs. E.R. Spence, and Minnie Robinson. His wife died 12 years ago. He was the uncle of Dr. Luther Robinson of Ullin, Pulaski County.

Nellie Wallace, daughter of Frank Wallace of Mountain Glen, died 4 Feb 1897, of diphtheria, aged 8

years.

Mrs. Turnage died Thursday (11 Feb 1897) two miles west of Mountain Glen, aged about 60 years, and

was buried in Penrod graveyard.


20 Feb 1897:

Arthur Duestrow was hanged 16 Feb 1897, in Union, Mo., for the murder of his wife and baby in St.

Louis three years ago last Saturday (13 Feb 1894). There is a picture of Duestrow on the front page.

Mr. Rader was shot and killed one day last week near Marion, Williamson County, by a 17-year-old boy

named Gill.


27 Feb 1897:

Robert N. “Bob” Crawford died 24 Feb 1897, of paresis, aged 32 years, 10 months, 11 days, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was the eldest son of Judge M.C. Crawford. He was a Mason. He left a sister, Mary Crawford of Carbondale Normal School, and brothers, Stanley Crawford of Hot Springs, Ark., John Crawford of Chicago, and George Crawford of Eureka. (See also 6 Mar 1897, issue.)

Julia Ann (Carter) Sexaur died 18 Feb 1897, at her home three miles west of Anna, aged 72 years, 5

months, 24 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery. She was born 20 Aug 1824, in Kentucky and came to Illinois in 1829. She married on 2 Aug 1841, Caleb Hartline, who died 26 Jun 1870. They had seven daughters and three sons, of whom eight were living, America wife of J.F.F. Wallace of Cobden, Mary Jane wife of J.J. Longwell of El Paso, Texas, Marga A. wife of E.C. English of Anna, Alice wife of W. Carcene of Beechwood, Willis A. Hartline and T.S. Hartline of Union County, Ella P. wife of W.H. Smith of Warrensburg, Mo., Lizzie wife of Calvin Ellis of Union County. Her children, G.W. Hartline, died 27 Sep 1887, in Anna, and Amanda wife of J.P. Noonan, died 20 Feb 1890, in Nebraska. She married on 15 Oct 1875, George J. Sexaur, who survived her. She also left 40 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.


6 Mar 1897:

Elijah Kirby committed suicide last Monday (1 Mar 1897) at the Alexander County jail in Cairo. He had

Previously killed a man in Carbondale, Jackson County, and went to the penitentiary, but was pardoned after 14 years. He had just been sentenced to another 14 years.

Belle Landon, wife of Ellis Landon, died 15 Feb 1897, at her home in Mercer, Pa., of consumption. Ellis

Landon’s parents reside in Anna.


20 Mar 1897:

Hazel Marie Rendleman, only daughter of P.J. and Katie H. Rendleman, died Wednesday last week (10

Mar 1897) at her home in Makanda, aged 2 years, 6 months, 25 days, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Her parents had six children and only one survived.

Eliza Lence, widow of John J. Lence, died 16 Mar 1897, at the home of Jacob Grear in Jonesboro, aged

63 years, 4 months, 26 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She returned an invalid from Brenham, Texas, last year. She was the stepmother of Dr. W.C. Lence and a sister of Mrs. A.H. Crowell.

James Brown, of west of Jonesboro, died 18 Mar 1897, aged about 40 years. He married the daughter of

John K. Tripp. He also left a wife and six children.

Ernest T. Grieb, youngest son of John M. Grieb, died 18 Mar 1897, at his home in Jonesboro of

congestion of the brain and rheumatism of the heart, aged 22 years, 1 month, 17 days, and was buried in the family cemetery near Kornthal Church. He was a watchmaker. (See also 27 Mar 1897, issue.) Last Wednesday (26 Jan 1898) Henry Grieb opened the back of a watch that belonged to his brother, Ernest Grieb, and found a note: “I buried seventy dollars in gold in a pocket book under the cellar stairs at home.” Henry found three $20 gold pieces and one $10 gold piece (29 Jan 1898, issue).

Mrs. Elmira Misenhimer (also as Meisenheimer), wife of F.W. Misenhimer, formerly of Ava,

committed suicide by shooting herself at her home in Anna Tuesday (16 Mar 1897), and was buried in Dongola. She was the daughter of J.C. Lentz of Dongola. (See also 27 Mar 1897, issue.)

Peter Dillow Jr. died 11 Mar 1897, of pneumonia, aged 65 years, 11 months. He was the fifth son of 10

brothers and four sisters born to Peter and Polly (Lence) Dillow, who came to Union County from Rowan Co., N.C., in 1818. He married Mary Poole on 17 Dec 1856. They had three sons and two daughters.


27 Mar 1897:

Peter Tharpe, formerly of Jonesboro, died a couple weeks ago at his home in Memphis, Tenn., of

consumption. His widow was a sister of Miss Bettie Pender of Jonesboro (25 Sep 1897, issue).

Infant child of William Dew died 21 Mar 1897, aged 6 months.

Joseph Forrister, engineer of Mt. Carbon, and James D. Anderson, fireman, of Carbondale, Jackson

County, were killed when their Chicago & Texas train plunged off a bridge at Aldridge, 24 miles south of Murphysboro, Jackson County. Forrister left a wife and six children and was the brother of Postmaster Robert Forrester of Murphysboro. Anderson’s body was recovered (10 Apr 1897, issue).

Infant daughter of John Boyd died 24 Mar 1897, at her home in North Anna, aged a little over 2 months.

Sarah Roth, wife of John Roth, died 19 Mar 1897, at her home three miles south of Anna, of

consumption, aged about 35 years. She left a husband and four small children.

A woman in Dexter, Mo., was given an overdose of morphine by Dr. W.H. Davis, formerly of Anna, who

was charged with her murder.

James M. Lackey died 21 Mar 1897, at his home in Anna, aged 56 years, 7 months, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery. He left a wife and a grown son.


3 Apr 1897:

Mattie Olmsted, wife of Charles Olmsted, died 16 Mar 1897, in Bloomington, and was buried in the

family cemetery at Olmsted, Pulaski County.

Laura Warner died 30 Mar 1897, at the home of her father, John Warner, in Anna, aged 18 years, and

was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Milt Manning, formerly of Anna, was struck by a train and killed near Lackey Crossing at Balcom, aged

nearly 50 years. He left a wife, daughter and a brother.

George Gregory died 28 Mar 1897, at his home in Alto Pass, and was buried in Dutch Ridge Cemetery.

He was a Baptist.


10 Apr 1897:

Infant of Jessie Parker died 5 Apr 1897, in Cairo, Alexander County, and was buried in Jonesboro.


17 Apr 1897:

Maggie May Crowell, daughter of Charles D. and Olive E. Crowell, both deceased, died 14 Apr 1897, at

the home of George Crowell, two and a half miles west of Jonesboro, aged 8 years, 9 months, 4 days, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery. She was born 8 Jul 1888. (See also 24 Apr 1897, issue.)

T.B. Rhodes, formerly of Anna, died at his home in Madison of heart trouble and was buried in Anna

Cemetery. He left a wife, one child, a father, the Rev. William Rhodes of New Mexico, two brothers, and one sister.


24 Apr 1897:

Hon. T.T. Robinson died 20 Apr 1897, at his home three miles north of Alto Pass of paralytic stroke,

aged 62 years. He was a Mason and former legislator. He left a wife and two adopted daughters.

Son of Bert Crowell died 20 Apr 1897, at birth.

Daisy Walker, youngest child of George Walker, died 8 Apr 1897, at her father’s home on the Steers

farm north of Anna, aged 9 years, and was buried in Capser Cemetery.

Edward P. Harmon, died 19 Apr 1897, at his home in Cobden, aged 49 years, 11 months, 19 days, and

was buried in Cobden Cemetery. He was a member of G.A.R.


1 May 1897:

Thomas Fassett Bouton died 24 Apr 1897, of apoplexy at his home in Jonesboro, aged 65 years, 9

months, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. His request was to be later buried beside his wife in Jackson, Mich. He was born 30 Jun 1831, in Farmington, Trumball Co., Ohio, the son of the Rev. Enoch Bouton, a Presbyterian minister, who died when he was a child. His mother, whose maiden name was Cushman, was descended from the Mayflower Cushmans and died in Jonesboro in 1873. He married on 21 Dec 1854, Sarah Jane Cady, who died 5 Jul 1879. He bought the Jonesboro Gazette in September 1866 from Perryman and Harris. In March 1892 he sold it to A.S. Tibbets. His son, Harvey C. Bouton, editor of the Anna Farmer & Fruit Grower, died 19 Dec 1886. He left a brother, Gardiner S. Bouton, of Clayton, St. Louis, Co., Mo., one son, Thomas J. Bouton, editor of the Livingston (Mont.) Herald, and one daughter, Esther S. wife of A.S. Tibbets, and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Allie D. Bouton of Anna. He was a Mason. The issue has a picture of him.

Infant child of Zack Durham drowned in Williamson County last Sunday (2 May 1897) crossing a

swollen stream in a wagon.

Infant of Jos. P. Edar, born 2 Apr 1897, died 25 Apr 1897, and was buried in Whitlock Cemetery near

Elco, Alexander County.


8 May 1897:

Clarence Byrd, son of Stephen Byrd, died 4 May 1897, in Jonesboro of congestive chill, aged 11 years,

10 months, 27 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Father of Mrs. George James of Alto Pass was shot and killed in Mississippi by his son.


15 May 1897:

Matilda (Hileman) Barringer died 8 May 1897, in Jonesboro, aged 68 years, 6 months, 1 day, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was the third child of Christian and Nancy (Davis) Hileman. She married on 5 Mar 1848, Charles Barringer. She had six children, of whom three were living, George Barringer, county superintendent of schools, Mrs. Nannie C. Jones, and Mrs. C.O. Morrell of Jacksonville.

Martha Frances (Wilson) Tibbets died 9 May 1897, in Jonesboro, of general debility and old age, aged

76 years, 2 months, 20 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was born in Hardin Co., Va., and married on 20 Feb 1845, Hiram Tibbets, also a native of Virginia. They came to Illinois in 1850 and to Jonesboro in 1868. They had a large family of children, of whom two, A.S. Tibbets and Marcia Tibbets, were living. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for 60 years.

Mrs. Ellen (Cruse) Chase died 11 May 1897, of cancer of the stomach in Jonesboro, aged 53 years, 7

months, 9 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was the youngest of 14 children of Peter and Sophia (Hess) Cruse and married on 28 Jun 1859, Charles S. Chase of Herkimer Co., N.Y. She had 14 children, of whom 13 were living. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mother Givins died at her home on Eveline Street in Murphysboro, Jackson County, last night, aged

about 112 years. She had six children, the youngest being Bill Givins of Murphysboro, aged 77 years.


29 May 1897:

Elijah Griffin died 24 May 1897, at his home in Anna, aged nearly 80 years, and was buried in Anna. He

left a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Julia Miller of Lick Creek and Mrs. Belle Bailey of Thebes, Alexander County.

Constable Dug Detrich, of Ullin, Pulaski County, was shot by a Negro in Wetaug last Friday (7 May

1897) and died Tuesday (18 May 1897) at the hospital in Cairo, Pulaski County. He left a wife and several children.


5 Jun 1897:

Cindonna (Meadows) Grear, wife of ex-mayor John Grear, died 28 May 1897, of paralysis, aged 68

years, 5 months, 2 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was born in Newbern, N.C., and moved to Jonesboro in 1853. On 13 Apr 1897, the couple celebrated their golden anniversary. She had four children, of whom three were living, Walter Grear of Anna, John W. Grear of Murphysboro, Jackson County, and Harry Grear of Cairo, Alexander County.

George W. Crowell died 29 May 1897, at his home two and a half miles west of Jonesboro, of paralysis,

aged 67 years, 11 months, 23 days. His wife, Mary J. Crowell, died 11 Aug 1887. He lived on the same farm for 45 years. He left four sons, three daughters, and two brothers, A.H. Crowell and M.C. Crowell.

Mrs. Frank Sasser died 29 May 1897, at her home on Main Street in Anna and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

Infant daughter of William A. Hicks died Sunday (30 May 1897), aged 2 weeks, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

Mrs. Robert Sitter died 30 May 1897, at his home North of Anna of consumption, and was buried in

Saratoga Cemetery. She left a husband and three small children.


19 Jun 1897:

A.K. “Cab” Spann died 12 Jun 1897, of consumption at his home in the bottoms, aged 37 years, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He left a wife and three children.

Mr. McCaffrey (not John McCaffrey) died last Saturday (12 Jun 1897) on Mr. Wright’s place near

Cobden of cander.


26 June 1897:

Catherine C. Weaver died 17 Jun 1897, of cancer of the stomach, at the home of her son-in-law, Paul

Dillow, aged 68 years, 10 months, 28 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. She left four children, Mrs. Paul Dillow, John Weaver, Mrs. Levi Fink, and Mrs. Walter Morgan; two sisters, Mrs. White of Anna and Mrs. Jack Mull; and two brothers, Eli Douglas and Henry Douglas.

George W. Chase, son of Charles S. Chase, committed suicide 23 Jun 1897, by shooting himself with a

shotgun at his home on West Main Street, aged 26 years, 4 months, 5 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was a member of the M.E. Church.

C.J. Wilcox, of four miles northeast of Anna, died Thursday (24 Jun 1897) and was buried in Anna

Cemetery. His wife was later judged insane and sent to the asylum (3 Jul 1897, issue).

Charles Wells died 16 Jun 1897, of consumption, aged 28 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Chellis Lloyd Dillow, son of L.E. Dillow, died 13 Jun 1897, aged 16 months, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

M.E. Davis, of Dongola, died 18 Jun 1897, in St. Louis of appendicitis, aged 36 years. He left a wife and

three children.


3 Jul 1897:

Oldest son of John Winn of near Moore, shot himself last Friday (25 Jun 1897) playing with a revolver.

Infant child of Sam Morgan died last Monday (28 Jun 1897) at his home west of Jonesboro and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Mrs. Lizzie Bartlett died 29 Jun 1897, at her home in Anna, aged 38 years, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery. She left four sons and two daughters.

John Bunda Carlile, son of T.A. Carlile, died 30 Jun 1897, aged 10 months, 11 days, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery.

Garrett Hyer Baker died 28 Jun 1897, at his home on Baker Hill in Cobden, aged 85 years, 3 months, 27

days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., and came to Cobden from Wisconsin in 1856. He was a pioneer fruit grower. He was the father-in-law of Mr. Bussey of Urbana.


10 Jul 1897:

Harvey Benjamin Ludwig Foehr, son of George Foehr, died 2 Jul 1897, three miles southwest of

Jonesboro, aged 4 months, and was buried in Ebenezer Church Cemetery.

Minnie (Boone) Traverse, daughter of Thomas Boone of Anna, died recently in Augusta, Ga. She left

one daughter, who was sent to Anna to live with her grandparents.

Jenyon M. Burns was accidently drowned at the fairgrounds pond in Anna Tuesday (6 Jul 1897), aged 28

years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was a member of the Christian Church. His father lived in Pulley’s Mill, Williamson County, and he had a brother in Kentucky and an Aunt Childers of near Anna.

Infant of Fay Stone died Thursday (8 Jul 1897), aged 3 months, and was buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.


17 Jul 1897:

George W. Smith, of Denver, Colo., died in Victor, Colo., and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery near

Makanda beside his children. He was the father of Mr. G.S. Hoag and Harry Smith. He was born in 1837 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and drove cattle to Pike’s Peak when gold was discovered there. He moved to Water Valley in 1866 and to Makanda in 1867. He was a Mason. He left a widow in Colorado.

Louis Gattinger, of between Alton and Godfrey, was shot through the heart and died after quarreling

with his daughter, aged 68 years. He had lived there for 30 years. He was a brother of Joseph Gattinger of Mound City, Pulaski County, Mrs. John M. Grieb, Mrs. Paul Misenhimer of Jonesboro, and Mrs. John G. Soergel of Enterprise, Miss.

Mary Sitter, daughter of A.J. Sitter, died 13 Jul 1897, at her home three miles east of Anna, aged 2

months, 16 days, and was buried in Williams Cemetery.


24 Jul 1897:

Sam Wallace was shot and killed by Buck Johnson in Vienna, Johnson County, last Saturday (17 Jul

1897) because he was paying too much attention to Johnson’s daughter.

John Reubencamp, aged about 60 years, committed suicide Wednesday (21 Jul 1897) in Anna Cemetery

near his wife’s grave by swallowing carbolic acid. He was a Civil War pensioner and had no known relatives. The suicide was witnessed by Cornelius Pelley, the cemetery sexton.

Mary Burk, of Mountain Glen, died of consumption one day last week.


7 Aug 1897:

Infant of Len Cavanes of Mountain Glen, died Thursday (5 Aug 1897) and was buried in Casper

Cemetery.

Infant of Silas Hartline of Mountain Glen, died last week and was buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

George W. Burton died last Saturday (31 Jul 1897) at his home in Jonesboro, aged 65 years, and was

buried near Alto Pass. He left a widow and several children.

Infant son of Walter Corgan of Alto Pass, died Thursday (5 Aug 1897) and was buried in Limestone

Cemetery.


21 Aug 1897:

Ollie Roberts died 13 Aug 1897, at the home of her father, William Roberts, aged 22 years, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.

Mary Coats, wife of John Coats, died 13 Aug 1897, at her home in Anna of consumption, aged about 46

years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She had nine children, of whom seven survived her.

Walter Bradford, of the A.J. Rendleman farm near Alto Pass, died 15 Aug 1897, of typhoid fever, and

was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.


28 Aug 1897:

George Henry Brown died 18 Aug 1897, at his home three and a half miles south of Jonesboro, aged 73

years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He is said to have never been out of Union County.

Sarah Lippard died 22 Aug 1897, at her home on Church Street in Anna, aged 51 years, 2 months, and

was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was a widow and left two children, Mrs. John Baldon of Anna and James Lippard of Johnson County.

Kate L. Ede died 21 Aug 1897, at the home of her father, Capt. H. Ede, in Cobden, aged about 30 years,

and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.


4 Sep 1897:

Thomas A.E. Holcomb, formerly of Cobden, died 24 Aug 1897, of dengue fever at his home in Ocean

Springs, Miss., aged 68 years. He left a widow, but no children. She went to stay with her foster son, Dr. J.C. Cook, of Chicago (11 Sep 1897, issue). He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Cobden (2 Oct 1897, issue).

Charlie Moore died Saturday (28 Aug 1897) at his home in North Anna, aged 10 years, and was buried in

Casper Cemetery,


11 Sep 1897:

Paul Frick died 3 Sep 1897, at his home in Jonesboro of stroke of paralysis, aged 81 years, 1 month, 25

days. He was born 9 Jul 1816, in Rowan Co., N.C. His (great-)grandparents came from Switzerland about 1740 and settled in Bucks Co., Pa. Their son, Rudy Frick, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., and moved to Rowan Co., N.C., in 1755. His son, Jacob Frick, was born in Pennsylvania and married in Rowan Co., N.C., Elizabeth Earnhart. They had 12 children, of whom Paul Frick was the youngest. Jacob was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and came to Union County Christmas Day, 1823. Paul married on 25 Jul 1839, Hanna M. McIntosh, born 13 Jul 1820, in Jonesboro, the daughter of John and Mary (Miller) McIntosh, and died 14 May 1873. She had seven children: Martha J. Frick, deceased, Elizabeth A. wife of Davis W. Miller of Chicago, William Dennis Frick, Laura Ann Frick, Mary F. Frick, deceased, Helen A. Frick, and Cyrus W. Frick, deceased. Paul married 2nd Mrs. Nancy Walker, who was born 24 Jun 1819, the daughter of Robert and Catharine (Hunsaker) Hargrave. She had four children by her first husband: Laura wife of James DeWitt; William W. Walker, married Sarah I. Williford; Willis W. Walker, married Nettie Scott; and Flora wife of Walter Grear.

Eli Wilson died Thursday (9 Sep 1897) at his home in Paducah, Ky. His funeral was in Wetaug, Pulaski

County. He was a brother of Mrs. J.I. Hale and Mrs. Polly Landreth of Anna.

John Harley Mitchell, formerly of Cobden, died 4 Sep 1897, at his home in Anna, aged about 56 years.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Cobden. He left one son, Walter Mitchell, of Anna. (See also 2 Oct 1897, issue.)


18 Sep 1897:

Francis Lowery, son of James Lowery, died 12 Sep 1897, at his home in Anna, aged 17 years, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.

Louise Miller, daughter of T.T. Miller, aged 2 years, 4 months, 19 days, was buried in Anna Cemetery.


25 Sep 1897:

Agnes Victoria Mayr, youngest daughter of Joseph Mayr, of four miles south of Jonesboro, aged not

quite 11 years, died last Sunday (19 Sep 1897) of hydrophobia after being bitten by her pet dog, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery. Her mother died in infancy. She left a father and sisters.


2 Oct 1897:

Reuben Anderson died 28 Sep 1897, at his home two miles northeast of Cobden, aged about 35 years,

and was buried in the Vancil family lot on the old Vancil homestead.

Henry Lence, formerly of Jonesboro, died Wednesday (29 Sep 1897) in Murphysboro, Jackson County,

and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He left a widow and children.

John Brown died Thursday (30 Sep 1897) at his home a few miles west of Jonesboro, aged 62 years, and

was buried in Frick Cemetery.


9 Oct 1897:

Infant of Charles E. Reischauer died Saturday (2 Oct 1897) a few miles south of Jonesboro of diphtheria.
Jacob Calvin Karraker, of east of Dongola, died Tuesday (5 Oct 1897) when a shed roof collapsed on

him, aged 34 years, 4 months, 18 days, and was buried in Hinkle Cemetery. He was the youngest son of the Rev. Jacob Karraker of Jonesboro. He married on 30 Jun 1889, Nannie Keller, the daughter of Martin Keller. He also left two children, Ivy Karrkaer and Thomas Karraker; two brothers, D.W. Karraker of Joneboro, and W.W. Karraker; and three sisters.

L.W. “Walter” Kelley died 30 Sep 1897, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was born 16 Apr

1860, west of Dongola, the oldest son of Daniel M. and Almarinth Kelley. Their youngest son, George Kelley, a brother of Walter, died a few years ago. Walter married on 30 Dec 1885, Alice Barringer. He joined the Presbyterian Church in 1894. He left a wife, four daughters, a brother, John Kelley of Anna, and five sisters.


16 Oct 1897:

Josie Rendleman died 5 Oct 1897, at the home of her mother, Eliza Rendleman, in Alto Pass, aged 36

years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. She had been an invalid for many years due to spinal troubles.

Thomas Springs died 9 Oct 1897, of consumption, at the home of his mother in Anna, aged 19 years, 6

months, 15 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Mrs. Ellen G. (Towne) Farrell died 9 Oct 1897, in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried in

Cobden Cemetery.


23 Oct 1897:

William H. Chitty, oldest son of Frank Chitty, died Sunday (17 Oct 1897) of typhoid fever, and was

buried in the old family graveyard near Wolf Lake. He left a wife and three children.

Florence Bell, son of George Bell, died Tuesday (19 Oct 1897) of pseudo membraneous laryngitis.

Alois Starzinger died 12 Oct 1897, in Carbondlae, aged about 66 years. He was born in Wien, Austria,

and came to the U.S. in 1858. He married in 1860 in Union County Theresa Gattinger, who died 7 Nov 1894. He left five children.


30 Oct 1897:

A.H. Riedel of Mountain Glen, died Wednesday (27 Oct 1897), aged 62 years, 3 months, 25 days, and

was buried on his farm beside his wife. He came from Germany in 1866. He left a son and daughter.

Ethel Clutts, daughter of Ed Clutts, died Monday (25 Oct 1897) in Makanda of diphtheria.

Samuel Jackson, of Vienna, Johnson County, died Saturday (23 Oct 1897) aged 66 years. He lived in

Jonesboro before the Civil War. He left a widow and several children, one of whom was John B. Jackson of Jonesboro.

John Drum, aged 24 years, was accidentally shot and killed Saturday (23 Oct 1897) by his sister, Ruby

Drum, age 15, in the bottoms near Aldridge. Thomas Anthony’s pistol fell from his hip pocket in the wagon and the gun discharged as she was handing it back to him.

Mrs. Mary Costigan died 21 Oct 1897, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S.C. Russell, in Anna, aged 80

years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She left two children, Mrs. Russell and Cornelius Costigan of Mississippi. The late James Costigan, of Anna, was also her son.


6 Nov 1897:

Miss Loretta Goodrich died 30 Oct 1897, at the home of her uncle, E.N. Clark, of Cobden, aged about

64 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. She left three brothers and three sisters.


13 Nov 1897:

Infant of Frank Wallace of Mountain Glen died of spasmodic croup and was buried in Mt. Tabor

Cemetery.

J.C. Burnley, of four miles east of Anna, died 7 Nov 1897, in Carterville, Williamson County, of

appendicitis, aged 48 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He went to Carterville to visit his brother-in-law, Belve Murphy. He left a wife and six children.

Miss Nellie Troy of Carbondale, Jackson County, died last Thursday (11 Nov 1897). She was a former

school teacher in Anna. A 1 Jan 1898, issue reported that “Nellie C. Troy of Carbondale spent last week with Mrs. Crit Rendleman.

Ollie Damron, daughter of Mollie Damron, died 4 Nov 1897, aged 7 months, and was buried in Saratoga

Cemetery.


20 Nov 1897:

J.D. Bridges, of Dongola, was run over by a train and killed in Dongola 2 Nov 1897.

Andre Thomas died 16 Nov 1897, aged 69 years, 7 months, 25 days, and was buried in Cobden

Cemetery. He left a wife and two grown children. He had lived in Cobden 20 years.


27 Nov 1897:

Daughter of G.H. Littlejohn died Sunday (21 Nov 1897), aged 3 weeks, and was buried in Alto Pass

Cemetery.

Infant son of A.J. Cauble died Sunday (21 Nov 1897), aged 1 week, and was buried in Alto Pass

Cemetery.

Jefferson Burkett, a patient in the hospital, committed suicide last Friday (26 Nov 1897) by hanging

himself with a handkerchief tied to his bed, and was buried in Xenia, Clay County, where he had a son living.


4 Dec 1897:

Wife of Hon. W.A. Wall died 29 Nov 1897, at her home in Mound City, Pulaski County.


11 Dec 1897:

Turner Hearne accidentally shot and killed himself while crossing a fence rabbit hunting on the farm of

his father-in-law, Harris Rendleman, one mile south of Cobden. He was formerly of Carbondale, Jackson County, and left a wife and one child.

Millie C. Rich, wife of William C. Rich Sr., died 8 Dec 1897, at her home two miles east of Cobden,

aged 73 years, 4 months, and 3 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. She was a sister of the late James Guthrie. She left a large family of children and grandchildren.

Capt. William McNiel, of Pinckneyville, Perry County, died 25 Nov 1897, at St. Luke’s hospital in St.

Louis.

Dr. S.S. Harris, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Monday (6 Dec 1897) at St. Luke’s hospital in St. Louis.

Will F. Robinson, son of A.W. Robinson, died at his home in Anna, aged 25 years, 6 months, 18 days,

and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Piety E. Mangold, widow of B.F. Mangold, died 2 Dec 1897, at her home on South Chestnut Street,

Anna, aged 58 years, 11 months, 1 day, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She left seven children.

Elizabeth Jane Coleman, wife of Frank M. Coleman, died 4 Dec 1897, at her home on Washington Street

in Anna, aged 41 years, 11 months, 12 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She left a husband and four children, Mrs. Anna Conklin of Cairo, Alexander County, John Coleman, Charles Coleman, and Ella Coleman, of Anna.

Mrs. Almira Boyd died 8 Dec 1897, of hemorrhage of the lungs, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Giles

Corzine, three miles east of Anna, aged 71 years, 3 months, 2 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She left three sons, John Boyd of Anna, Jerry Boyd of south of Anna, James Boyd of Lick Creek, and and one daughter, Mrs. Corzine.

Henry Casper, son of Jacob Casper, died 5 Dec 1897, of dropsy of the heart, at his home three miles

south of Jonesboro, aged 61 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He served in Capt. Hunsaker’s company, 109th Regiment during the Civil War. He left a wife and two children, William Casper at home, and Mrs. Sherman Smith of Anna; several brothers and sisters.


18 Dec 1897:

Thomas Quincy Province died 13 Dec 1897, of typhoid pneumonia at his home two miles north of

Mountain Glen, and was buried in Toledo Cemetery. He was a member of the Congregational Church. He left a widow and one son.

Capt. Jewett Wilcox, formerly of Cairo, Alexander County, where he managed the St. Charles Hotel, died

last Saturday (11 Dec 1897) in Chicago.

Ross Lingle, son of Josiah M. and Nellie Lingle, died last Wednesday (8 Dec 1897) of typhoid fever,

aged 12 years, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery. (See also 26 Mar 1898, issue.)

Harriet Miller, youngest daughter of A.J. Miller, of Cobden, died 11 Dec 1897, and was buried in

Cobden Cemetery.


25 Dec 1897:

Mrs. Dew died 17 Dec 1897, at the home of her son, William Dew, in Jonesboro, aged 82 years, 11

months, 29 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.


1 Jan 1898:

David Oxley, of Centralia, died last Thursday (30 Dec 1897). He oversaw the construction of the Illinois

Central Railroad through Union County.

Annie Bliss, only child of L.F. Bliss, died 27 Dec 1897, of diptheria at her home in Anna, aged 8 years,

and was buried in Anna Cemetery.


8 Jan 1898:

James A. Bradley died last Thursday (30 Dec 1897) at his home near Shiloh Church in Toppingtown and

was buried in Evergreen Cemetery Wednesday (5 Jan 1898).


15 Jan 1898:

Jennie (Hunsaker) White, wife of Dr. W.G. White, of Bumcombe, Johnson County, died 30 Dec 1897,

aged 33 years, 8 months, 18 days, and was buried in the same casket with her infant in the Masonic Cemetery north of Vienna, Johnson County.. She was the daughter of Squire Mort Hunsaker and married Dr. White three years ago. Their child died one week after it was born 31 Dec 1897. Dr. White’s first wife died several years ago. (Copied from the Vienna Times)


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