Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

 1900

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

6 Jan 1900

Negro Martin was executed in Cairo, Alexander County, Friday morning (30 Dec 1899)

James Oliver died Tuesday this week (2 Jan 1900) at his home near Vienna, Johnson

County.  L.C. Oliver, of Vienna, formerly of Jonesboro, was his son

Henry C. “French” Lence, brother of Mrs. Barbara Duckworth, died 28 Dec 1899, in

Oregon, aged 49 years.  He left Union County last spring.

Henry Hilton died 29 Dec 1899, at his home 1 mile south of Cobden.  He was buried in the

Catholic cemetery.

Nelson McGinnis, his son Matt McGinnis, and John Adams (engineer) were killed

Thursday (4 Jan 1900) at Oscar Stout’s sawmill on Cache River near the Johnson

County line.

Willis T. Brown died 3 Jan 1900, at his home 5 miles east of Anna, aged 60 years, 9

months, 10 days.  He was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Mrs. William Blessing died 31 Dec 1899, at her home north of Cobden.  He was buried in

Casper Cemetery.

 

13 Jan 1900

Martin Durham and W.D. Turner were shot to death 9 Jan 1900, in Ripley, Tenn.  The

alleged murderers were Negroes, brothers of a man named Gingery.

C.M. Nelson died at Kearney, Neb.  His body was found 7 Jan 1900.

Mrs. Dr. M.A. Gunter, of Ware, died Wednesday (10 Jan 1900) of pneumonia.  She was buried

in Anna Cemetery.  She left a husband, two sons and one daughter.

John Hall, only son of Frank Hall, died 11 Jan 1900, in Anna, of heart disease, aged 21

Years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

20 Jan 1900

Thomas John of Murphysboro, Jackson County, died and his funeral was last Monday (15 Jan

1900) in Cairo, Alexander County.

Alexander J. Nimmo, Jr., youngest son of Col. Nimmo, died 14 Jan 1900, in Chicago, of

a stroke of paralysis, aged 35 years, 7 months, 29 days, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  He left a widow and no children.

Mrs. Elizabeth Henley, wife of Adolphus M. Henley, of 2 miles south of Anna, died after

being struck by a train on Sunday (14 Jan 1900), aged 49 years, 8 months, 8 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She left a husband, two daughters, and one son.  Elmore Henley was her brother-in-law.

Mrs. Eliza Russell died 11 Jan 1900, at the home of Lum McMillan’s on D.W. Brown’s

farm north of Anna, of consumption, aged about 30 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.

Darby Mayfield died 14 Jan 1900, in Luxcola, Ark.

 

27 Jan 1900

Dr. John O’Hara, of Carbondale, Jackson County, died last week.

Jake Schaffer died 22 Jan 1900, at his home south of Jonesboro, aged 35 years, 10

months, 2 days, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery.

Charles Bush, son of A.D. Bush of Anna, died 19 Jan 1900, in Kansas City, Mo., aged

30 years, and was buried in Kansas City.  He left two brothers, E.T. Bush and Louie Bush, and four sisters, Mrs. W.D. Walton of Ware, Dora Bush and Edith Bush, of Anna, and Mrs. Addie Kiefer of Marshall.

 

10 Feb 1900

Edwin Wiggs of Lick Creek, died 4 Feb 1900, of dropsy of the heart, aged 74 years, and was

buried in Lick Creek Masonic Cemetery.  He came from Virginia with his parents over 50 years ago.  He left a widow, his second wife, but no children.  His funeral was in Lick Creek Masonic Hall.  (See also 5 May 1900, issue).

Harrison Hill, grandfather of Mrs. R.A. Buskirk of Grand Tower, died 2 Feb 1900, at

his home in Anna, aged 83 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He left a widow.

 

17 Feb 1900

Mrs. Mary E. Peel died 13 Feb 1900, of pneumonia at her home two miles south of

Jonesboro, aged 54 years, 9 months, 7 days, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery.

Mrs. Margaret O’Connor, mother of Mrs. Samuel Stokes, died 8 Feb 1900, at her home

on Main Street in Anna, aged 68 years, 1 month, 14 days, and was buried in Villa Ridge Cemetery beside her husband, Jerry O’Connor, who died three years ago.  She was born in Ireland.

Mary J. Donovan died 14 Feb 1900, at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Corliss, on

Main Street in Anna, aged 43 years.  She left three sisters, Mrs. W.N. Corliss,

Mrs. C.H. Shafer of Anna, and Mrs. Hugh Fink of Milan, Tenn.

Mrs. Esther Ryan died 9 Feb 1900, of dropsy at her home east of Cobden, aged 66 years,

2 months, 3 days, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery.

W.H. Eden died 10 Feb 1900, of pneumonia, aged 73 years, 11 months, 2 days, and was buried

in Toledo Church Cemetery.

 

24 Feb 1900

Mrs. Martha A. Hagler, wife of P.M. Hagler and daughter of James Condon, died 19

Feb 1900, of paralytic stroke four days earlier, at her home in Cobden, aged 54 years, 1 month, 7 days, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  Her husband died nearly seven years ago.  She had 10 sons, 7 survived and were all at home except James Hagler.  She was a Presbyterian, before joining the Congregational Church.

 

3 Mar 1900

Walter Kuykendall was accidentally shot and killed 18 Feb 1900, by Otto Felkins in

Johnson County.

Dan Rice died in Long Branch, N.J.

Abraham Nash, only brother of Richard Nash, died last week in North Carolina.

Mrs. Cast, mother of Sam Cast, died Sunday (25 Feb 1900) at home in Cobden, aged

80 years.  She had another son in Chicago and a daughter in St. Louis.

Mrs. Rosina Vitt, wife of Max Vitt, died 21 Feb 1900, in Cobden, aged 33 years, 5

months, 25 days, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery.  She left a husband and five children.  Her youngest sister came from Louisville for the funeral.

Mrs. Mattie Stinson, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary King, died 27 Feb 1900, in Anna, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born in Lafayette, Ind., and moved to Anna in 1865.  She married R.E. Stinson on 21 Dec 1870, and joined the Presbyterian Church in 1879.  She left a sister, Mrs. A.D. Bohannon, and a brother, in Colorado.

 

10 Mar 1900

Nora Hardin, wife of William Hardin and daughter of Jesse Gregory, died 26 Feb

1900, in Alto Pass, aged 28 years and 28 days.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  She left her parents, husband, five sisters, and four children.

James Hagler died 26 Feb 1900, in a lumber mill accident in Starks, La.  His mother died

a week ago to the day.  He joined the Baptist Church three years ago.

 

17 Mar 1900

Arthur Brown died 15 Mar 1900, in Jonesboro, aged 60 years, 22 days, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  He left a widow and a grown son.

Daughter of W.P. Carter died Sunday (11 Mar 1900), aged 8 months.

 

24 Mar 1900

Jacob F. Wilson died 16 Mar 1900, at home north of Anna of pneumonia, aged 67 years,

5 months, 1 day, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was a pensioned soldier and left a widow and eight children.

Child of Charles Patterson died Wednesday (21 Mar 1900) at home on Casey Street in Anna.

 

31 Mar 1900

Mrs. Lida L. (Sheretz) Lence, wife of D.L. Lence, died 17 Mar 1900, in Cape Girardeau,

Mo.  She left two little children.  She was a member of the Baptist Church in East Cape Girardeau, Alexander County.

 Lewis T. Phillips died 28 Mar 1900, aged 56 years, 13 days, and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery.  He left a widow and one son.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Rebecca Corbin died 23 Mar 1900, aged 72 years, 2 months, 18 days.  She was born 5 Jan

1828, in Frederick Co., Md., and came to Union County in 1840 with her mother and brothers, settling in Jonesboro.  She married William H. Corbin on 20 May 1853.  She had six children, four survived.  Her husband was a Civil War soldier and died after he returned home sick on 17 Apr 1862.  She was a charter member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro.

Larena Sams died at home one mile south of Jonesboro, aged 83 years, 2 months, 11

days.  She was born 12 Jan 1817, in Green River, Ky., married Tolbert Sams in 183_, and moved to Illinois near Jonesboro.  She had five children, Rice, Lucinda, Duran, Elizabeth, and Thomas D., of whom Rice and Thomas were living.

Nelson Lingle died 25 Jan 1900, at his residence in Jonesboro, aged 73 years, 8 months,

10 days.  He was born 15 Jul 1828, in Union County and married in August 1852, Harriet Lamer.  He had eight children, Nannie, wife of L. Rich; Charles M. Lingle; Cornelia Lingle; James Lingle (state’s attorney in Union County), Will L. Lingle, and John E. Lingle, all of Jonesboro, but Charles who lived in Murphysboro.  Two children died young.  He joined the Baptist Church 50 years ago.

 

7 Apr 1900

Baby of Randall Elms was buried Tuesday (3 Apr 1900) in Jonesboro, aged 6 months.

Moses Treece died 2 Apr 1900, at the home of his son, W.H. Treece, in Anna, aged 83

years.  He was born in Rowan Co., N.C.  He had six sons, J.A. Treece of Benton, T.J. Treece of Blue Mounds, Mo., Dr. A. Treece of Sanford, Mo., E.V. Treece of Joplin, Mo., W.H. Treece of Anna, and M.V. Treece of Jonesboro.

 

14 Apr 1900

Mrs. Anderson died 4 Apr 1900, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.M. Ballard, aged 82 years,

1 month, 27 days, and was buried in Collins Cemetery.  Her funeral was in the Baptist

Church.

Dr. S.P. Ives, father of Mrs. T.M. Shick formerly of Anna, died Wednesday this week (11 Apr

1900) at Missouli, Mont. 

Ida Boyd died 7 Apr 1900, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd in Anna,

aged 46 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Missouri Keith, wife of Robert Keith, of Alto Pass, died last Friday (6 Apr 1900), and was

buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  He was a Baptist Church member.

 

21 Apr 1900

Child of Dave Webster of Anna was buried last Friday (13 Apr 1900) in Anna Cemetery.

 

5 May 1900

Mrs. York, mother of Mrs. Talley, died Saturday (28 Apr 1900), on George Hanford’s farm two

miles west of Makanda, Jackson County, aged 106 years.  She moved to Makanda 28 years ago.  Her husband was a Civil War veteran and died 25 years ago.  She had 16 children.  The county buried her.  

Everett Lackey, son of Mrs. John Lackey, was found dead in his bed at his mother’s house, aged

18 years.  The cause was said to be smoking cigarettes, which affected his heart.

George McPass died 29 Apr 1900, at his home in Cobden, aged 69 years, 22 days, and was

buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Laura Robertson, daughter of J.L. Robertson, died 27 Apr 1900, aged 3 months, 25 days, and

was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

Flora Webb, wife of George T. Webb and daughter of E. Babcock, died 27 Apr 1900, at her

home in Whiteville, Tenn., aged 33 years.  She left six children, one a few days old.

Mrs. George Casper was found dead in her bed Saturday (28 Apr 1900) and was buried in John

Rich Cemetery.

 

19 May 1900

Mrs. Williams died last Saturday (12 May 1900) in Cobden.  She left a husband and three

children.

 

26 May 1900

Sherman Busch was pistol shot and killed in Grand Tower, Jackson County, Saturday night (19

May 1900) aged about 26 years.  He was shot by Charles Cheatham, about 30 years old, who lived with his father, John Cheatham, four miles south of Grand Tower.

Scott Hileman died Friday last week (18 May 1900) southwest of Jonesboro of congestive chill. 

He left a family.

John Maupin was killed by M.L. Burnet and C.M. Farris.  Their trials were in Vienna, Johnson

County last week.  Burnet got 10 years in the penitentiary and Farris got a new trial.

Theodore Tamm, founder of Idlewild, died recently.  His funeral was in St. Louis, Mo.

John C. Lence, formerly of Union County, son of Jack Lence, half brother of Dr. W.C. Lence,

and brother-in-law of C.E. Harris of Brazora Co., Texas, drowned 11 May 1900, in the mouth of Bernar River, aged 34 years, 9 months, 26 days.  His body was carried to the Gulf of Mexico and washed ashore.  He was born in Union County and went to Texas 10 years ago.

Jesse Williford died 24 May 1900, in Anna at the home of his son, George Williford, aged 75

Years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was an undertaker and furniture maker.  His wife died several years ago.  He left two sons and two daughters, George Williford of Anna, Mrs. John Elms of Cairo, Mary E. Williford of Texas, and Eugene O. Williford of Jefferson County.  He was an Odd Fellow.  (See also 2 Jun 1900, issue.)

George L. Finch, oldest son of A.D. Finch, died 23 May 1900, at his home on Asylum Avenue,

of heart trouble, aged 27 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He married Sula Spann and left one son, Louie Finch.  Another son died last August.  He also left five sisters and one brother, Mrs. Addie Goodman, Flora Finch, Andrew Finch of Anna, Mrs. Carrie Crawford of New Mexico, Mrs. Mamie King of Indiana, and Miss Nettie Finch of Ohio.

Newton Mills died 23 May 1900, at the home of his brother, Hank Mills in Mounds, Pulaski

County, aged 30 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was converted while staying with his brother, Charles Mills, in Anna.  He was not married.  He left three brothers and one sister, Charles Mills, Mrs. Ben Carlile of Anna, Hank Mills of Mounds, and Pomeroy Mills of Missouri.

Mrs. J.W. Burnett died 18 May 1900, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery beside her

husband.  She left her father, J.P. Choat, aged 82 years, of New Columbia, a niece, Jennie Choat, and James Choat of Metropolis, Massac County.  She was born in Massac County.  She married J.W. Burnett in 1871 and he died 15 months ago.  She contracted a serious cold at his funeral and never recovered.  Her brother died a few months ago.  She joined the Baptist Church and four years ago joined the Congregationalist Church.  She had five children, two twins who died in infancy, J.W. Burnett, Hattie Burnett, and Gussie Burnett. 

 

2 Jun 1900

William Bowen died 30 May 1900, at home in Anna, aged 35 years.  He left two small sons.  His

wife died a few years ago.

William W. “Billy” Newton died 18 May 1900, at the residence of his brother, I.N. Newton, in

Lick Creek, of consumption, aged 53 years, and was buried Newton Cemetery. He joined the Odd Fellows in 1874.  He left two children, Mrs. Charles Keller of Reynoldsville and Ed Newton of Ware.

Sidney Brown, son of David Brown, formerly of Jonesboro, was instantly killed in Helena,

Ark., by falling off a log train of the Ark Midland Railroad.

Joseph Schmitt committed suicide Wednesday (30 May 1900) by shooting himself two miles

southwest of Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born in Germany and married the oldest daughter of Peter Hofmann in 1870.  He was a stonemason.  He left six sons and three daughters.  Ed Schmitt, the oldest son, lived in Texas.  A daughter, Ada Schmitt, was home at the time of the shooting, but did not hear the shot.

 

9 Jun 1900

Rosanna “Aunt Sena” Dillow died suddenly 3 Jun 1900, at her home 1 ½ miles north of

Dongola, aged 74 years.  Her entire life was spent in Union County.  She married Jacob Dillow in 1849 and had nine children, four sons and four daughters survived her.  She also left 50 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Dr. M.G. Kimmel, son of E. Kimmel of Carbondale, formerly of Elkville, Jackson County, died

27 May 1900, at Elizabeth, Colo., of consumption, aged 39 years.  He moved to Colorado in 1895 for his health.  He graduated from Valparaiso University and medical school in Nashville, Tenn.  He was a nephew of D.A. Kimmel of west of Jonesboro.

Thomas Mays was shot and killed Saturday (1 Jun 1900) by A.T. Thompson, an election judge,

at the polls in East Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was Saturday at the residence of the Rev. A.J. Berger.  He came to Anna six years ago from Ohio.  He left a wife and five daughters.  Four children preceded him in death.  (See also the 16 Jun 1900, issue.)

Mrs. Cora Gore of Grand Tower, Jackson County, died of consumption, and was buried in Alto

Pass Cemetery Tuesday (4 Jun 1900).

Mrs. Cora Mayfield died 3 Jun 1900, of consumption and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. 

She left a husband and two small children.

 

16 Jun 1900

Robert Batson, son of James Batson of west of Jonesboro, died 9 Jun 1900, at Ullin, Pulaski

County, aged 44 years.  He was the foreman of Bell’s farm at Ullin and brother-in-law of James C. Tripp.

Little child of M. Rich died from burns.  The funeral was Wednesday (13 Jun 1900).

Dennis Guy Lingle, son of Silas Lingle of three miles north of Anna, died 11 Jun 1900, aged 22

years, 7 months, 1 day, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was also the nephew of  Willis Cauble.  (One notice incorrectly states he was buried in Casper Cemetery, but his marker is in Cobden Cemetery.  See also 23 Jun 1900, issue.)

 

30 Jun 1900

Roscoe Brown, son of J.D.R. Brown of west of Jonesboro, died Monday (25 Jun 1900), aged 15

years.

Infant child of John S. Fowler of southeast of Jonesboro died last Monday (25 Jun 1900).

Catharine Walton, wife of E.B. Walton of Anna, died 24 Jun 1900, at the home of her parents in

New Boston, Ill.

Mrs. L.F. Ferguson died 27 Jun 1900, at Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She left a

husband and one son who is in the Philippines. 

 

7 Jul 1900

Daisy Gardner Green, daughter of the Rev. Silas Green, died 4 Jul 1900, of consumption, aged

19 years, 5 months, 21 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Marshal Hileman of Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, formerly of Anna, son of Monroe Hileman,

died 3 Jul 1900, at home from injuries received from robbers.  He left a wife.  George Durden was found guilty of the crime and sentenced to life in prison.  While in prison he had an arm torn off by machinery.  (See also 15 Feb 1902, and 8 Mar 1902, issues.)

 

14 Jul 1900

Barry Dougherty of Fisk, Mo., was reported killed by lumber falling on him.  The 21 Jul 1900,

issue reported that he was not killed, but was recuperating.  He was the son-in-law of James E. Alsup.

Everett Claiborn Williford, son of Emmett Williford, died 7 Jul 1900, of cholera infantum, aged

1 year and 29 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Wife of Dr. Burris of Dongola committed suicide last Saturday (7 Jul 1900) by taking morphine

the day before.  The coroner ruled is suicide.  (See also 21 Jul 1900, issue.)

 

21 Jul 1900

Infant son of Amos Sanford died last week and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

28 Jul 1900

James William Darnell of Murphysboro, Jackson County, conductor on the M & O Railroad,

died last week, aged 32 years.  He left a young wife to whom he had been married one year.

Lester Beisswingert, infant son of Ed Beisswingert, died Wednesday (25 Jul 1900), aged 5

months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Joshua Sheldon was murdered by Louis Thomas  in Cairo, Alexander County.  Thomas was

sentenced to hang in Cairo, Alexander County, on 19 May 1900.  Thomas’ sentence was commuted to life in prison in Jul 1900.  (See also 26 May 1900 issue).

Infant son of Thomas Mullins died 19 Jul 1900, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Infant son of George Gray died Tuesday (24 Jul 1900), aged 2 months, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

Widow of Arthur Sasser died Monday (23 Jul 1900) at home in Anna and was buried in Casper

Cemetery.

Harry Dillow, son of S.M. Dillow, who live near the hospital, died Wednesday (25 Jul 1900)

aged 7 years.  Since he had scarlet fever at age 2, he had been unable to walk or talk.

 

4 Aug 1900

Mrs. Samantha Hall died Saturday (28 Jul 1900) and was buried in John Rich Cemetery.

Child of W.H. Vance died Monday (30 Jul 1900), aged 3 months, and was buried in Cobden

Cemetery.

Son of W.A. Robbs of Eddyville, Pope County, was found dead Monday (30 Jul 1900) on the

railroad between Makanda and Boskydell, Jackson County.  He was last seen alive in Carbondale, Jackson County on Sunday.

Dr. William Carrol Lence died 1 Aug 1900, of Bright’s disease.  He was born 20 Sep 1844, in

Union County and was a grandson of John Lence from North Carolina.  He was the son of John J. Lence, born in Union County in 1818 and died in 1876, and Elizabeth Sifford Lence.  He married Luella Mulkey in Cairo, Alexander County on 31 Dec 1872.  She was born 10 Jun 1852, in Jonesboro, and died 19 Feb 1888, daughter of Judge John H. Mulkey.  Their children were Maggie, wife of R.O. Beggs;  Eva J. Lence born 25 Mar 1878, and died 27 Mar 188_; William H. Lence, and Mary K. Lence.  He married 2nd Mrs. Amanda Dishon of Murphysboro, Jackson County, on 26 Sep 1888.  He was a soldier in Co. A 109th during the Civil War and was a Mason.  (See also 11 Aug 1900, issue.)

William H. “Will” Corbin died last Monday (30 Jul 1900), aged 28 years, 4 months, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was injured in a fall when drunk.  He was born in Jonesboro.  He was separated from his wife, and left one child and three sisters.  (See also 28 Jul 1900, issue.)

 

11 Aug 1900

Little child of Sam Milams died Monday (6 Aug 1900) and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.

Lizzie Whalen, wife of William Whalen, died 5 Aug 1900, at home in Carbondale, Jackson

County, aged 39 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was Catholic.  She moved from Anna to Carbondale a year ago.  One child died four years ago.  She left a mother near Balcom and five children, the oldest 12 years old and the youngest 7 months old.

 

25 Aug 1900

Daughter of John Shaffer and granddaughter of Fred Shaffer died at Bonnett’s Mills, Mo.  Her

funeral was Sunday (19 Aug 1900)

Little daughter of George Hunsacker of Heacock Street, Jonesboro, died last Saturday (18 Aug

1900) and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Samuel C. Hartman died 14 Aug 1900, of heart disease caused by overheating while getting in

hay, and was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery.  He was born 22 Oct 1834, in Davie Co., N.C., and moved to Illinois when 17.  He married Elizabeth Hileman, who died in 1867.  Two daughters survive this union:  Mrs. L.E. Dillow of Dongola and Mrs. Alice Ulen of Wetaug, Pulaski County.  He married Rebecca Hileman, who died 3 Jan 1873.  He married on 12 Jun 1873, Mary J. Cline, who died 12 Apr 1900.  Four sons and two daughters survive this union.  He was a Lutheran Church member.

Mary Karraker, wife of Jacob Karraker, died 19 Aug 1900, at home at Dongola, aged 77

years, 4 months, 3 days.  She was a sister of Jacob R. Peelar, John Peelar, David Peelar, Mrs. Sallie Mize, Mrs. Anna Beggs, and Miss Nancy Peelar, all children of Christian and Rachel Peelar.  She was the youngest child and the last to die.  She moved from Tennessee to Illinois when 5 and settled on a farm in the Bethany neighborhood six miles east of Dongola.  She was a Baptist Church member.  She married on 8 Dec 1842, the Rev. Jacob Karraker.  Four children preceded her in death.  She left six children:  Mrs. Rachel Keller, Mrs. Malinda C. Head, W.W. Karraker, H.W. Karraker, Ellen Ausbrooks, all of Dongola; and D.W. Karraker of Jonesboro. 

Mrs. Anna Slighton died Wednesday (22 Aug 1900), aged 62 years.  She was the widow of Jerry

Slighton, who died 10 years ago.  Mrs. B.W. Dillow was her only living child.  Miss Maud Miller of Kankakee was a granddaughter and attended the funeral.

Infant child of E.L. Hagler died Monday (20 Aug 1900), aged 2 weeks, and was buried that

afternoon.  Another child, Robert Hagler, was sick with tonsillitis.

 

1 Sep 1900

A.D. Lindsey died Tuesday (28 Aug 1900) of Bright’s disease three miles south of Jonesboro

and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

William K. “Billy” Smith died last Saturday (25 Aug 1900), aged nearly 79 years, and was

buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  He was born in Virginia.  His wife of 52 years died about a year ago.  He had 12 children, 6 survived him.  He was a Methodist in his youth, but joined the Congregational Church in Alto Pass.

 

8 Sep 1900

Infant son of John C. Fierke died 5 Sep 1900, aged 9 days, and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery.

 

15 Sep 1900

Mrs. Sarah Bartlett, mother of Thomas Bartlett, died 5 Sep 1900, at home in Anna, aged 77

years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She had quite a reputation as a fortune teller.

 

22 Sep 1900

Mary Robinson died Tuesday (18 Sep 1900) at the home of her parents in Alto Pass.

Minnie Mowery, daughter of Adam Mowery, died Wednesday last week (12 Sep 1900) near

Mill Creek of typhoid fever, aged 17 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  Her funeral was the same day that had been set for her marriage and her bridal dress became her burial robe.

George Crisp, aged 16 years, was dragged and kicked to death by a race horse.

Child of Mr. Hutchinson was instantly killed when held by the father who fell jumping from a

moving train at Parker City.

Casper Carrusi and son drowned.  He left a wife in Italy.

Gusta Prince, daughter of Thomas Prince, died 19 Sep 1900, at home near New Grand Chain,

Pulaski County, aged 3 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  The family was formerly from Anna.  (See also 29 Sep 1900, issue.)

 

29 Sep 1900

Mrs. Nicolaides died Saturday (22 Sep 1900) at home west of Jonesboro, aged 79 years, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Edith Burk, daughter of George Burk, died Sunday (23 Sep 1900) on the B.A. Weaver farm

south of Jonesboro, aged 3 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Myrtle Leird, only daughter of George Leird, died 24 Sep 1900, of consumption, aged 21 years

and 10 months.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  She left her parents and one brother.

J.J. Denison was fatally injured in Carbondale, Jackson County, when the box car he was in with

race horses was bumped and he was thrown to the floor, fracturing his skull.

A.L. Paggett, engineer, and Harden Range, fireman, were killed Tuesday (25 Sep 1900) in a

boiler explosion in engine No. 633 on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad near Johnston City.  Paggett was killed instantly and Range died after two hours.

 

6 Oct 1900

James Jordan of Marion, Williamson County, was shot and killed last Friday (28 Sep 1900) on

the train between Marion and Herrin.

Mastin Treece died 28 Sep 1900, at his home north of Anna, aged 65 years, and was buried in

Casper Cemetery.  He left nine children, all living in Illinois.  He was a Lutheran church member.

 

13 Oct 1900

Polly Ann Nusbaum, wife of D.S. Nusbaum, died 6 Oct 1900, at Jonesboro, aged 65 years, 1

month, 6 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  She left a husband and seven children:  William H. Peak, Mrs. C.D. Nusbaum, Mrs. Ira V. Lee, Miss Ethel Nusbaum, of Jonesboro; Francis M. Peak of east of Cobden; James A. Peak of Carbondale, Jackson County; and Pinckney T. Peak of Glenn Allen, Mo.

Doris Grear, daughter of B.S. Grear, died 9 Oct 1900, at home in Jonesboro, of scarlet fever,

aged 3 years, 9 months, 19 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

Rosella Eddleman, wife of Joseph Eddleman, died 8 Oct 1900, at home two miles west of

Dongola, aged 39 years, 4 months, and 28 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

 

20 Oct 1900

Hugh Doyle died 14 Oct 1900, at home south of Anna, aged 79 years, and was buried in Red

Jacket Cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth DuPass died 16 Oct 1900, at the home of her son, Charles DuPass in Anna, aged

68 years,  and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Charles Clarence Oliver, of Jonesboro, was killed this morning (20 Oct 1900) in a wreck on the

Mobile & Ohio Railroad north of Cairo, Alexander County, aged 31 years, 11 months, and 7 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was a Mason and member of the Lutheran Church.  His widow moved to Pulaski to live with her father.  (See also 27 Oct 1900, and 3 Nov 1900, issues.)

 

27 Oct 1900

Louis Palaggolo, an Italian from New Orleans, was killed in the train wreck (20 Oct 1900).

Infant daughter of John Gordon died Saturday (20 Oct 1900) of cholera infantum, aged 6

months, and was buried in Camp Ground Cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth Sabra died 19 Oct 1900, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Al Brady, in Anna,

aged 71 years, 6 months, 24 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was Catholic.

Infant son of Charles Chapman died last Sunday (21 Oct 1900) and was buried in Collins

Cemetery.

Captain H.C. Freeman died last Sunday (21 Oct 1900) in Helena, Mont.  He was formerly from

Alto Pass and had lived in Montana about six or seven years.

 

3 Nov 1900

James Alexander and Anderson Riseling died in Murphysboro, Jackson County, last week.

Mrs. Elizabeth Smithey, of several miles south of Jonesboro, died Friday last week (26 Oct

1900), aged 70 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Loren O. Lewis, aged 18 years, 3 months, 7 days, and George Corgan, aged 18 years, 5 days,

were killed a mile below Etherton, Jackson County, by a train, and were buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  Lewis was a member of the Congregational Church and Corgan was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

10 Nov 1900

Mrs. Eliza (Donoven) Rendleman died 6 Nov 1900, aged nearly 77 years.  She married John

Crowell and John S. Rendleman, who died four or five years ago.  She was a Methodist and later joined the Congregational Church. Her brothers were Robert Donoven and Andrew Donoven and she had a sister living in Texas.  She left children:  Mrs. W.R. Abernathy, Mrs. E.L. Beans, C.C. Rendleman of Alto Pass, and Robert Rendleman of Arkansas.  She also left stepchildren:  Isaac Rendleman of Oregon, A.J. Rendleman, Mrs. J.J. Keith, and Mrs. Clara Mead.

Mrs. Fannie Randol died 7 Nov 1900, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.G. Kimmel, south of

Jonesboro, aged 80 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

J. Monroe Misenhimer was dragged to his death, aged over 50 years.  He was found at his

entrance gate by Eli Dillow, to whose house the team had gone, and died soon after the doctor was called for.  He had gone to Mill Creek, got drunk, and fell out of his wagon on the way home.  He was the son of the late Squire Alfred Misenhimer.  He left a widow and several children.

John Kirby, age 26 years, unmarried, was shot and instantly killed last Monday (5 Nov 1900) by

Andrew J. “Jack” Thornton at Lick Creek, following a political argument.  Thornton was a Republican and Kirby was a Democrat.  Thornton was the 19-year-old son of Silas Thornton, who died 15 years ago.  His mother was still living and had remarried a couple of times.  Kirby was the son of David Kirby, who died 12 years ago and his mother died December 1900.  Thornton was found guilty and sentenced to 27 years in the penitentiary (See also 6 Apr 1901, and 13 Apr 1901, issues.)

Sidney Lanier, of Birmingham, Ala., died 4 Nov 1900, at the home of H.H. Kohn in Alto Pass,

of consumption, aged 51 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He married Miss Beatrice Birdsall, the daughter of Mrs. H.H. Kohn, a few years ago.  He left a wife and infant daughter.

 

17 Nov 1900

Frank Beggs died 12 Nov 1900, at his home on Chestnut Street in Anna, aged 32 years, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.  He left a wife, son, mother, brother, and two sisters.  He was the agent for the Illinois Central at Anna.

Mrs. Emma Hall, wife of T.W.C. Hall, died 13 Nov 1900, at Dallas, Texas, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Daniel Hileman, Jr., of two miles southwest of Jonesboro.  Her funeral was at the home of Frank H. Hall.

Ida Phelps, daughter of William Phelps, died Sunday (11 Nov 1900) at her father’s home in

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

 

24 Nov 1900

Daughter of William Crisp, of Williamson County, was burned to death after her clothes caught

fire when alone in the house, aged 3 years.

Sol A. Silver, of Cairo, Alexander County, died Sunday (18 Nov 1900) at Villa Ridge, Pulaski

County.

Dr. W.W. Stevenson, of Cairo, Alexander County, died last Tuesday (20 Nov 1900).

Henry Gibbs, of Herrin, Williamson County, committed suicide last Monday (19 Nov 1900),

aged 18 years.  He put a shot gun to his head and pulled the trigger after a quarrel with his girlfriend.

Grant Whiteside, watchman at I.H. Lawrence’s mill in Cobden, committed suicide Tuesday (20

Nov 1900), aged 28 years.  He shot himself in the head with a 32 revolver.  He left a family.

Paul Doerr, farmer in Gallatin County, was killed by his team running away with him.

Alice Shepard, wife of George Shepard, died 21 Nov 1900, at her home in Ullin, Pulaski

County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was formerly from Anna.

John B. Miller, former postmaster at Anna, died in Chicago, aged 71 years, and was buried in

Casper Cemetery.  He was a Mason.  He left two sons, John Miller and Frank Miller.  D.W. Miller, of Chicago, was his brother.

 

1 Dec 1900

Charles Earle, youngest son of Parker Earle, died 1 Nov 1900, in Ocean Springs, Miss.  Others

from Cobden who died in Ocean Springs, Miss., in the past were Mrs. Carrie Mesler, Mrs. Parker Earle, her mother Mrs. Cutler, Mrs. Frank (Skehan) Earle, Thomas Holcomb, and Martin Tracey.

James Angell, of L. Rich farm northwest of Jonesboro, died Tuesday (27 Nov 1900), aged about

60 years.  He left a widow and two sons.  His brother, Willis Angell, died several years ago in Arkansas.

Mary Elizabeth (Cozby) Carlile died 25 Nov 1900, at home on Vienna St., Anna, aged 72 years,

6 months, 10 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the last member of her father’s family to die.  She was born in South Carolina on 15 May 1829.  She moved from Georgia to Mississippi, where she married E.T. Carlile on 27 Jun 1847.  She had 12 children; seven died in infancy.  She moved to Illinois on 27 Mar 1863 and settled in Anna.  She was converted when 15.  She and her daughter, Minnie, were charter members of the Congregational Church in Anna.  She left five children:  T.A. Robert Carlile, Mrs. P.C. Willoughby, Ben Carlile, and Mrs. Logan Boren, all of Anna.  She also left 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Four grandsons and two nephews were pallbearers.  (See also 15 Dec 1900, issue.)

Thomas Cross, of Cairo, Alexander County, a plasterer, committed suicide, aged 30 years.

 

8 Dec 1900

P.F. Morgan was beaten to death with an iron bar while sleeping on Friday night (30 Nov 1900)

by his wife in Johnson County.  She was insane.

Thomas J. Duncan, of deputy sheriff in Williamson County, was found dead Saturday (1 Dec

1900) in his room in Marion.  He had heart trouble.

Mrs. John Dehn, of Randolph County, was burned to death last Sunday (2 Dec 1900) when her

clothes caught on fire from a stove.

Son of James Lowrance died Wednesday (5 Dec 1900) at home near Ware, aged 3 years.

B.F. Lowrance died 2 Dec 1900, at his home near Ware in the Mississippi Bottoms and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He left a widow and several grown sons and daughters.

Jackson Keller, of several miles south of Jonesboro, was killed last Friday (30 Nov 1900) by

falling from his wagon, aged nearly 60 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  The wagon was loaded with blocks that he was taking to the sawmill, and the wheels passed over his head.  He died while being taken back home.  He was born in Union County.  He left a widow and two grown children.  He was a brother of Eli Keller.

Walter Thomas, formerly of Western Saratoga, died in Poplar Bluff, Mo., last Friday (30 Nov

1900), aged about 22 years, and was buried in Western Saratoga.

Ed Hall, of Lick Creek, was instantly killed Tuesday (4 Dec 1900) while chopping down a tree.

 

15 Dec 1900

John Isham was accidentally killed last week by a shotgun discharge at his home in Williamson

County.

Carter Barrow died Monday (10 Dec 1900).  He was 6’ 11” and the tallest man in Jackson

County.

Rev. Charles Pelton, formerly of Union County, died recently at his home in suburban

Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mrs. J.B. (Rendleman) Roberts, of Makanda, hanged herself in her room at the home of her son

in Makanda, aged about 50 years.  Her husband died a year or more ago while living at Anna.

Mrs. B.F. Lowrance died Wednesday (12 Dec 1900) and was buried beside her husband, who

died recently, in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Mrs. Ruth Louise Carter, wife of W.C. Carter, died 12 Dec 1900, of consumption, aged 32

years, 11 months, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She left three children.

George Griffin died 5 Dec 1900, at home near Cobden, aged 68 years.  He was born in Norwich,

Canada, where he lived until about 7, then moved with his parents to Cleveland, Ohio.  He married there Marie Harbaugh.  He moved to Cobden during the last of the 1850s.  He left a wife, one daughter, and five sons.  Two sons lived in Oregon, one in Murphysboro, Jackson County, one in Anna, and the daughter still lives near the home place. 

 

22 Dec 1900

James W. Coleman died 18 Dec 1900, at his home in Anna, aged 59 years, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. for more than 35 years and a justice of the peace.  He left a widow and several children.

William Carrol Custer died 16 Dec 1900, in Jonesboro, of typhoid fever, aged 56 years, 3

months, 13 days.  He was raised in Union County.  At age 18 he enlisted in Co. D, 109th Regiment during the Civil War.  An injured received in the war contributed to his death.  He married Miss Ida Lee on 30 Dec 1898.  He left one infant daughter.  His funeral was last Monday (17 Dec 1900) and 10 comrades, six serving as pallbearers, followed him to the cemetery.  He was the stepfather of Lolo Lee and the brother-in-law of Scott Leming.

 Three children in the family of John Fulcher, of northwest of Anna, died within five days last

week of scarlet fever.  The youngest was 3 years old.  A girl aged 14 years died Monday (17 Dec 1900).  One child was left surviving.

Son of Andrew Medlin died last Friday (21 Dec 1900) at his father’s home four miles east of

Anna, of spinal meningitis, aged 5 years.

John Broderick died 16 Dec 1900, at the hospital in Anna where he worked, of typhoid fever,

and was buried in Pope County, where he formerly lived.  He left a widow and several children.

 

29 Dec 1900

Child of Arthur Lawrence, of Mill Creek, was buried last Friday (21 Dec 1900).

Child of Alvirah Goodman, of Mill Creek, was buried last Friday (21 Dec 1900).

Bettie Keith, wife of Marshall Keith, died 24 Dec 1900, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. 

She was a member of the Baptist Church.  She left a husband and a grown son and daughter.

Infant daughter of Calvin Carter died 24 Dec 1900, two miles west of Alto Pass, of pneumonia,

aged 4 or 5 months, and was buried in Cauble Cemetery on the creek.

 

5 Jan 1901

James L. Sanders died 9 Dec 1900, of pneumonia, at his home near Lawrence, Kan., aged 66

years.  He moved to Kansas three years ago.  He left a widow, two daughters, and one son.  He was a county commissioner in Alexander County and lived in East Cape Girardeau Precinct.

Silas Hess died 31 Dec 1900, at his home five miles east of Anna, aged 74 years, 10 months, 7

days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born in Union County in 1826.  He married Mary Hileman.  They had eight children, seven of whom survived him and lived in Union County:  Lafayette Hess, Jasper L. Hess, George W. Hess, John W. Hess, Mrs. William Boswell, Mrs. David Rendleman, and Mrs. Jeff Stokes.  One son, Frank Hess, died several years ago.