Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette
Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois
Transcribed by Darrel Dexter
7 Jan 1905:
Joshua Lewis died 31 Dec 1904, at his home one mile east of Alto Pass, aged 92 years, 5 months, 25
days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. He was born in East Tennessee and located at Muncie, Ind., when a young man. He was the last of a family of 16 children. He cast his first vote for Andrew Jackson and served two terms as county commissioner. He came to Union County in 1859 from Ottawa. He left three sons, John C. Lewis, postmaster, George Lewis, and Thomas Lewis of Ash Fork, Ariz; and two daughters, Charlotte Lewis, who lived with him, and Mary of Santa Anna, Calif.
Ransom Thompson died at his home in Santa Fe, Alexander County, aged 89 years. He lived in
Alexander County since 1829, was postmaster of Santa Fe for 21 years, and justice of the peace for 50 years.
Wesley Carlile died Wednesday last week (28 Dec 1904) at his home on Vienna Street, Anna, of throat
cancer, aged 62 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born in South Carolina and settled in Anna in 1874 from Mississippi. He left a wife and one son, R.A. Carlile. He was the youngest in a family of 10 children. E.T. Carlile of Anna, aged 83 years, was his only living brother. He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church.
14 Jan 1905:
Nancy Babcock, wife of Anson Babcock, of Syracuse, N.Y., formerly of Union County, died suddenly at
the home of her father, J.C. Ross at Malvern, Ark. She was the sister-in-law of E. Babcock.
Mrs. Adelaide Williams died Wednesday (11 Jan 1905) at her home on Tennessee Street in Anna, aged
55 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was the sister of Lafayette Jones and John Jones.
Johnnie Mulkey, wife of Val Mulkey of Metropolis, Massac County, formerly of Cairo, Alexander
County, died last Thursday (12 Jan 1905), of consumption, aged about 33 years. She left a husband and a son.
John A. Miller died suddenly at his home in Cairo, Alexander County Saturday (7 Jan 1905), aged 67
years. He was born in Germany and came to the United States when 10 years old. He lived in Cairo since 1881.
Mrs. A.G. Williams, hotel keeper in Dongola, died last Friday (13 Jan 1905). Mrs. A.B. Garrett, of East
St. Louis, formerly of Murphysboro, was her daughter.
William H. Thixton was run over and killed 3 Jan 1905, by Illinois Central Engine No. 126 of the south
bound train at Cairo Junction, Alexander County. A jury found that the Illinois Central was negligent “by not providing proper facilities for transferring safely passengers at that post.”
S.R. McCall, son of Dr. McCall, was shot and killed last summer (1904) in Vienna, Johnson County, by
Mrs. Walter Brummitt. She and her husband were sentenced to 14 years in the penitentiary in January 1905. (See also 14 Jan 1905, issue.)
21 Jan 1905:
Monroe Alger, a stave cutter, was instantly killed Wednesday (18 Jan 1905) by a falling tree in William
Ferrell’s timber, aged about 25 years, buried in Casper Cemetery. He left a wife, and three children living in the western part of Jonesboro, a mother, three brothers and a sister in Reynoldsville. John Alger was his brother.
Thomas Douglas was expected to die any day at the home of his sister, Mrs. Nannie McElhany. A son
from Kansas had arrived to help nurse him.
28 Jan 1905:
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Wilson died 22 Jan 1905, at her home in Ullin, Pulaski County, aged 55 years, 11
months, 26 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was a sister of Mrs. J.I. Hale of Anna.
William Henley, of Peoria, son of Elmore Henley, of Anna, died at a Chicago hospital of small pox and
injuries from a railroad accident a few months ago, aged 27 years, and was buried in Chicago. He left a wife, the former Miss Lela Cozby, the daughter of T.C. Cozby; and one 6-year-old daughter.
4 Feb 1905:
Nathaniel Green Miller died 28 Jan 1905, at his home in Jonesboro of pneumonia, aged 76 years and 9
months, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro. He had been a resident of Jonesboro since 1875, when he married Mrs. Juliette Rixleben Brooks. Before that he lived near Dongola. He had three children by a former marriage: Mrs. N.B. Maxey and Miss Ivo Miller of Muskokee, Indian Territory, and O.W. Miller of Jonesboro.
Thomas H. Douglas, formerly of Jonesboro, died Wednesday (1 Jan 1905) at the home of his sister, Mrs.
Nannie McElhaney, aged 67 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.
11 Feb 1905:
John Scott Gearhart died 5 Feb 1905, of pneumonia, at his home one and a half miles northwest of Alto
Pass, aged 51 years, 4 months, 27 days, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. He had lived in the area since his boyhood. He married Alice Clutts, daughter of Alfred and Caroline (Collins) Clutts. He left a wife and four children: Harry E. Gearhart, Bert Gearhart, Mrs. Allen McWhirter, and Mrs. L.W. Brown. Two children died in infancy. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Alto Pass.
Mrs. Theresia Kollehner died 3 Feb 1905, at home in Kornthal, two miles south of Jonesboro, of
pneumonia, aged 74 years, 8 months, 28 days, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery. She was born in Austria and came to the U.S. with her husband and two children in 1853, locating in Union County. Jospeh Kollehner, her husband, died 11 Jul 1887. She left two children, Joseph Kollehner and Mrs. John Ransmeier, and seven grandchildren. M. Oatfield, of Milwaukie, Ore., was her brother.
Mrs. Cora Montgomery McBride died 4 Feb 1905, at her home in Oakville of pneumonia. She left a
husband and one little daughter.
17 Feb 1905:
Son of Theo Baltzell, of Wolf Lake, was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery last Monday (13 Feb 1905).
Judge Sample G. Parks died at his home in DuQuoin recently. He lived in Jonesboro years ago.
Catharine Rendleman died 10 Feb 1905, in San Marcus, Texas, of asthmatic bronchitis, aged 57 years, 1
month, and 13 days. She was born in Union County, the daughter of McKinley Landreth (born in Ohio) and Miss McKinley, a relative of President McKinley. She married Joseph Rendleman. A year ago last September she moved with her husband to a warmer climate. She was a member of the Methodist church, but became a charter member of the Congregational church in Alto Pass 20 years ago. She left two sons, Warren Rendleman and Harry Rendleman. She also left a sister and two brothers. She was the aunt of Mrs. Eliza Hess.
William Monroe Fulenwider died 14 Feb 1905, in Jonesboro. He was born 1 Jan 1842, in Salisbury,
Rowan Co., N.C., and came to Union County in 1859. He enlisted in Co. A, 109th Infantry during the Civil War and was mustered out 14 Jul 1865, at Springfield. He farmed four miles south of Jonesboro and then ran a mercantile business in Jonesboro with J.R. Fulenwider, his brother. He married Catharine Brown, deceased. They had two children, Dr. Homer Fulenwider of Rigdon, Ind., was a son. His second wife was named Julia. John Fulenwider, of St. Louis, was also a son. He joined St. John’s Lutheran Church, but transferred to Salem Lutheran Church in 1893. He left two sisters, Mrs. William H. Goodman and another in Arkansas.
24 Feb 1905:
Norma Jean James, daughter of Fount E. James, of Alto Pass, died Monday (19 Feb 1905), aged only a
few days short of 2 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.
A brother-in-law of Mrs. Will Snyder died in Herrin, Williamson County, the later part of last week.
Ed Bugg, African American, was hanged last Friday (17 Feb 1905) in Mound City, Pulaski County for
aiding and abetting Will Cross in the murder of Chris Mathis at Wetaug, Pulaski County, on 29 Jul 1904. His name is also recorded as Eli Buggs. He was to have been hanged on 16 Dec 1904, and again on 13 Jan 1905, but Gov. Richard Yates, granted him a respite until 27 Jan 1905. This was the first legal hanging in Pulaski County. (See also 3 Dec 1904, and 14 Jan 1905, issues.)
10 Mar 1905:
Charles A. Johnson died Thursday (2 Mar 1905) at his home on Lucier Street in Murphysboro, Jackson
County, aged 60 years. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and came to the U.S. at age 6 years. He located in Anna and later in Alto Pass. He married Mary Lierd at Vienna, Johnson County, in 1876. He moved to Murphysboro eight years ago and was the former police chief there.
Ellen (Peeler) Walker died 7 Mar 1905, at home in Dongola, aged 46 years, 6 months, and 6 days, and
was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was the daughter of Mrs. C. Barringer, of Anna. Her funeral was at the Congregational church in Dongola.
Mrs. Dennis Hess died Tuesday (6 Mar 1905) at home southeast of Anna.
17 Mar 1905:
Mrs. Nancy J. Milburn, of St. Louis, was murdered at Los Angeles, Calif. She was a sister of Mrs. Don
E. Detrich, of Chester. Mr. Detrich is a brother of Harry Detrich and Ed Detrich, formerly of Anna.
Mrs. Victoria Schwartz, from St. Clair County, a patient at the hospital in Anna, hanged herself last
Friday (10 Mar 1905).
William R. Ward, of Benton, Franklin County, died recently and his funeral was last Saturday (11 Mar
James A. Mullins died 14 Mar 1905, at his home on Freeman Street, Anna, aged 74 years, 11 months,
and 25 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He left three sons, James Mullins, John Mullins, and Thomas Mullins; and four daughters, Mrs. John Inman, of Anna, Mrs. James Hileman, of Cairo, Alexander County, and two others.
24 Mar 1905:
Daughter of George W. Cline, of near Camp Ground, died of consumption and was buried Wednesday
(22 Mar 1905).
Ella Hileman, wife of Thomas J. Hileman, of Ullin, Pulaski County, died Monday (20 Mar 1905), aged
35 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
Dr. Horace Wardner died last Friday (17 Mar 1905) at his home in LaPorte, Ind., aged 76 years. He was
born in New York. He lived in Cairo, Alexander County, from 1865 to 1878 and then became superintendent of the state hospital in Anna.
Grandma Weber died 17 Mar 1905, at the home of her son, Michael Weber, south of Jonesboro, aged 80
years, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery. Her funeral was at Kornthal Church. She came to the U.S. about 1864. She left four sons, Jacob Weber, of Arkansas, and Philip Weber, Peter Weber, and Michael Weber, of Union County; and one daughter, Mrs. J.A. Schaffer, of west of Jonesboro.
31 Mar 1905:
D.S. Doty was found dead in his barn near Alto Pass, aged 70 years. He died of apoplexy. He left a
widow and four sons.
William J. Brown, only son of Mrs. Mollie Brown, died 27 Mar 1905, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., aged 21
years, 10 months, and 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. His funeral was at the Baptist church. He also left one brother and one sister.
7 Apr 1905:
Jack Orfell (or Otrell) was recently burned to death near Thebes, Alexander County. He laid down near
a pile of burning ties while intoxicated and caught his clothes on fire. Many years ago he lived in Jonesboro and was a machinist and railroad engineer. He was a recent inmate at the Alexander County Poor Farm.
14 Apr 1905:
Conductor Beneint died last Friday (7 Apr 1905) at Mineral Springs, Texas, and was buried in
Murphysboro, Jackson County. He was a conductor on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad.
Kate Rinehart died 7 Apr 1905, at home one mile west of Jonesboro, of grip, aged 56 years, 3 months,
and 7 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late George Harris and married John Rinehart. She had no children. She was the sister of C.P. Harris, of St. Louis, and Thomas Harris, of Union County.
John Grear died 13 Apr 1905, of kidney trouble and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born 2
Mar 1824, a short distance south of Jonesboro, the eldest son of George and Mary (Misenhimer) Grear. His father died when he was quite young. He married on 13 Apr 1847, Cindona Meadows, who died in May 1897. He died on his 58th wedding anniversary. He was not a church member. He was a watchmaker and also purchased the Jonesboro Gazette in 1855 and conducted it for a couple of years. He had four sons, Walter Grear, secretary and treasurer of the Anna Lumber and Manufacturing Co.; Sidney Grear, a lawyer who died at age 32 in 1882; John W. Grear, manager of the Anna Lumber Company branch at DuQuoin; and Harry Grear, a druggist at Cairo who died last year. He also raised several orphan girls, such as his nieces, Mrs. Nellie Scott Walker and her sister Mrs. Mattie Smith. His photograph was published with his obituary. (See also 21 Apr 1905, issue.)
28 Apr 1905:
Mrs. William E. Cullom died last Saturday (22 Apr 1905) at home in Mill Creek, aged 56 years, and was
buried in St. John’s Cemetery.
Hiram Brooner died last Friday (21 Apr 1905) in Dale, Ind. He was the father of Elmer Brooner of the
Fred Focht died 24 Apr 1905, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.H. Green, in Jonesboro, aged 53 years,
6 months, and 18 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He came to the U.S. from Germany at age 16. He was a cooper. His wife died several years ago. He left five children, George Focht and two daughters in St. Louis and Will Focht and Mrs. J.H. Green, of Jonesboro.
4 May 1905:
Mrs. Lucinda Brown burned to death Tuesday (2 May 1905) at home a few miles southwest of
Jonesboro, aged 70 years, and was buried in McClure Cemetery. Her son, Florence Brown, was burning corn stalks in a field near the house and left to work elsewhere on the farm. The fire spread and she tried to put it out, but her clothes caught fire. She was a sister of the late Squire Alfred Misenhimer. She left several grown children.
Vivian Dorris Cozby, daughter of Harry Cozby, died 2 May 1905, aged 2 weeks, and was buried in
19 May 1905:
Arthur Ralling was shot and killed at Ullin, Pulaski County, by Thomas Hileman. Hileman slept in his
store building and heard the large plate glass window break.
26 May 1905:
John Petitt, a saloon keeper in Thebes, Alexander County, was killed in July 1904 by Clarence Irvine.
They were quarreling over drinks on credit. Irvine fled to New Orleans, but was arrested last winter. He was sentenced to life in prison.
2 Jun 1905:
Harry E. Hall, son of Thomas Hall, of the west side of Jonesboro, died last Monday (29 May 1905), aged
1 year and 9 months, and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
John G. Matthes died Sunday (28 May 1905) at home in Anna, aged 70 years. He fell on the sidewalk
returning home from the post office. He was born 7 Nov 1834, in Germany and came to the U.S. with his parents at age 14. He served in the 7th Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War and was a member of the G.A.R. He left two sons, Herman Matthes and Ed Matthes, and one daughter, Mrs. Sam Robinson, all of Anna.
9 Jun 1905:
Townsend N. Foster died 25 May 1905, at South McAlester, Indian Territory, aged 57 years. He was
formerly of Cobden. He left for Muskogee, Indian Territory in 1889.
16 Jun 1905:
Mrs. Mary E. Sifford was found dead Saturday (10 Jun 1905) on her porch at home two miles north of
Cobden, aged 50 years. She died of apoplectic stroke.
Sam P. Rowan, from Jackson County, committed suicide last Friday (9 Jun 1905) by hanging himself
with a knotted sheet at the state hospital in Anna, aged 31 years.
Clyde Penrod, aged 13 years, and his cousin, Robert Penrod, aged 20 years, drowned Saturday (10 Jun
1905) in a pond four miles east of Dongola. Clyde was a son of Wilford M. Penrod. Robert drowned trying to save him. The bodies were not located until Sunday (11 Jun 1905). Earl Parr was with them.
23 Jun 1905:
Mrs. William H. Goodman, mother of James M. Goodman, died Wednesday (21 Jun 1905) at home
several miles south of Jonesboro and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.
Rev. George W. Waggoner died at home in Upper Alton, Madison County, aged 84 years. He was born
15 Aug 1820, in Knoxville, Tenn., and moved to Brighton, Ill., 71 years ago. He was a Methodist preacher and circuit rider and an original member of the Southern Illinois Methodist Episcopal Conference. He was ordained at Jacksonville and pastured the Methodist church in Jonesboro 25 years ago. He made a complete written record with a gold pen of every marriage and death at which he ministered. He left two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Eckhard, of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Mary Holloway, of Piasa; one brother, James Waggoner, of Brighton; and one daughter, Mrs. Harriet N. White, of Upper Alton.
Mrs. Harry Baggott died Wednesday last week (14 Jun 1905) at home in Ullin, Pulaski County, from
injuries received in a runaway accident, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
30 Jun 1905:
Albert Hess Williams died Wednesday (28 Jun 1905) at Hale Sanitarium in Anna, aged 40 years, 5
months, and 8 days, and was buried in Dongola. He was injured lifting trunks as a station agent for a railroad company in the south. He was a brother of Mrs. H.E. Eddleman and Mrs. S.O. Boyd, of Dongola, and Mrs. A.B. Garrett, of East St. Louis.
7 Jul 1905:
Helen E. Gleason, wife of John Gleason, died last Saturday (1 Jul 1905) at home in Wetaug, Pulaski
County, aged 48 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was sister of Mrs. Charles Cook and an aunt of A.V. Cook.
14 Jul 1905:
Myrtle Green, died 6 Jul 1905, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Sallie C. Green, in Anna, of
consumption, aged 26 years, 8 months, and 28 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Silas Green, former pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Jonesboro. She joined the church at Mt. Vernon in 1892. Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church in Anna. She left three brothers and one sister. Harry Green, of Mayfield, Ky., was a brother,
Holace H. Russell was run over by a train and killed last Saturday (8 Jul 1905) at Kankakee, aged 17
years. He was the only child of Helen (Andrews) Russell and a nephew of George J. Andrews.
Judge John H. Mulkey, formerly of Jonesboro, died last Sunday (9 Jul 1905) at home in Metropolis,
Massac County, aged 81 years. He was a former chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. He left a widow, one daughter, who still lived at home, and two sons.
21 Jul 1905:
David Nimmo died last Saturday (15 Jul 1905) at home south of Anna, aged 65 years. His wife died the
previous week. He was a brother of the late Col. A.J. Nimmo.
28 Jul 1905:
Daughter of Warren Ury, of south of Jonesboro, died Thursday last week (20 Jul 1905) aged 10 years,
and was buried at St. John’s Cemetery.
4 Aug 1905:
Mrs. Savanah (Brown) Axley, formerly of Jonesboro, took poison Wednesday (2 Aug 1905) with suicidal
William Newton Cain died 2 Aug 1905, at home in the southwest part of Jonesboro, of consumption,
aged 38 years, 7 months, and 1 day, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born 1 Jan 1867, in Crittenden Co., Ky., and came to Jonesboro as a young man. He joined Salem Lutheran Church on 5 Feb 1904. He married on 22 Nov 1899, Anna G. Hamilton, of Jackson, Mo. He had one son, Roy Cain, aged 5 years. (See also 11 Aug 1905, issue.)
11 Aug 1905:
Gilbert J.M. Matthes, son of Herman Matthes, died 5 Aug 1905, aged 2 months, and was buried in Anna
O.A. Gillaspy died last Tuesday (8 Aug 1905) at Elvira, Johnson County, aged 65 years, and was buried
in St. Louis. He was a life insurance agent and never married. Harry Matson, of St. Louis, was his nephew.
18 Aug 1905:
Archibald Rooney, son of John Rooney, died Sunday (13 Aug 1905) at home in Anna, of heart trouble,
aged 20 years, 9 months, and a few days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. His was the first death in a large family of children. His funeral was at the Catholic church. He was a nephew of M.G. Rooney and P.G. Rooney, of Paris, Ill.
25 Aug 1905:
Mamie Leona Shaddrick, daughter of John D. Shaddrick, died last Friday (18 Aug 1905) at Mt. Vernon,
Jefferson County, aged 3 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
George F. Landreth died 9 Aug 1905, two and a half miles north of Alto Pass, of Bright’s disease, aged
53 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. He married Miss Mary Smith. He left a widow, two sons, Henry Landreth and Albert Landreth, one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Rendleman, one brother, and one sister. (See also 9 Mar 1906, issue.)
Catharine Elizabeth Keyser, wife of Joseph Keyser, died 22 Aug 1905, at home in Jonesboro, of dropsy
of the heart, aged 61 years, 2 months, and 5 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She also left one son, Will Keyser, and one brother, William J. Harrison.
1 Sep 1905:
Alexander Furgeson died Monday (28 Aug 1905) at home in Ava, and was buried in Ava. He located in
Murphysboro, Jackson County, 45 years ago and worked as a miner and carpenter. He had a reputation as a miser and had no known family. On the day before his death, he transferred all his wealth of more than $40,000 in government bonds to W.J. Wagner, a neighbor and druggist in Ava, whose family had been kind to him. (See also 8 Sep 1905, issue.)
Eli Douglas fell dead last Saturday (26 Aug 1905) at the supper table of Bright’s disease, aged 75 years,
and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born in Union County and lived six years in California during the 1850s. He was a pensioned veteran of the Civil War. He left a widow, one son, Fred Douglas, of Alexander County; one brother, Henry Douglas, of south of Jonesboro; and two sisters, Mrs. Levi White, of Anna, and Mrs. D.J. Mull, of the bottoms.
Jesse R. Brown committed suicide Saturday (26 Aug 1905) outside his home in the east part of Union
County, aged 58 years. He attended church at Pleasant Ridge, two or three miles west of Lick Creek and the killed himself that night by placing the barrel of a single-barreled breech-loading shot gun in his mouth and springing the trigger with a stick. He got the gun the previous evening from the home of his son, Holly Brown, where it had been taken because of his previous threats of suicide.
A sister or Richard Peery died recently in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County.
John Lafayette Lemons died 28 Aug 1905, at home in Alto Pass, of liver cancer, aged 62 years, and as
buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. He was born in Tennessee and was a Civil War veteran. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He married Mrs. Sarah Reeves, daughter of the late Judge Collins. He also left two sons, two daughters, and two sisters.
8 Sep 1905:
Rosa Gourley committed suicide last Saturday (2 Sep 1905) at the home of her father at Pleasant Grove,
aged 20 years. She returned home from the fair with Mr. Pender, a school teacher, who her father had forbidden her to see. Her father told her she would have to leave his home. She remained that night, but the next day shot herself in the heart with a rifle.
15 Sep 1905:
Henry Worthen was killed 1 Sep 1905, and Willis Clutts was killed a week later. Both were from Sand
Ridge Township, Jackson County and were stabbed in the heart with a knife. They were killed in pastures surrounded by dense woods and corn fields by an unknown murderer.
Theodore Williams died Wednesday (13 Sep 1905) at his old home in Tamaroa of consumption, aged 53
years, 1 month, and 2 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He moved from St. Louis a week before his death. He was formerly a businessman in Jonesboro. He left a widow, one son, Rolla G. Williams, and several grown daughters.
Frank M. “Bud” Coleman died 13 Sep 1905, at home in Anna, aged 56 years and 24 days, and was
buried in Anna Cemetery. He left two daughters in Cairo, Alexander County, two sons in Anna, Charles Coleman and John Coleman, two brothers, and one sister.
22 Sep 1905:
Sarah Illinois (Wilbanks) Crawford died 15 Sep 1905. She was born 31 Dec 1812, at Moore’s Prairie,
Jefferson County, daughter of Col. R.A.D. Wilbanks, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., and Madelline Sarah Arrington, a native of Kentucky. She was educated at Benton, Franklin County. She married Monroe C. Crawford at Benton on 1 Nov 1858. They moved to Jonesboro on 24 Mar 1859. She was a member and organizer of the Jonesboro Chapter of the Eastern Star. In February 1863 she went to Nashville, Tenn., and was present at the 2nd Battle of Fort Donelson, and from that time on did not want to hear any conversations about war. She had seven sons and two daughters, of whom three sons and one daughter survive. (See also 29 Sep 1905, issue.)
Adam Fulenwider died 16 Sep 1905, at Creal Springs, Williamson County, aged about 70 years, and was
buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He lived on a farm south of Jonesboro. He had three sons, A.A. Fulenwider, Julius Fulenwider, and George Fulenwider; and three daughters, Emma wife of Ed Lefler, Amanda Fulenwider, and Phoebe Fulenwider. He also left a second wife, who he married a few years ago, and one brother.
29 Sep 1905:
Katherine (Hunsaker) Rendleman died 23 Sep 1905, at the home of her son, D.H. Rendleman, in
Jonesboro, aged 93 years, 7 months, and 22 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery. She was the oldest native of Union County. She was born 31 Jan 1813, the daughter of George Hunsaker, of Scotch descent. Her father moved to Knox Co., Mo., in 1841 because the country was becoming too populated, and died at age 96. She was a granddaughter of John Ellis, form Scotland, who died at age 102 on the same farm where Katherine died. She married D.H. Rendleman on 23 Apr 1829. He died 12 Oct 1887, aged nearly 86 years. She had nine daughters and three sons, Louisa Ellis, Isabel McCarty, Mariah Sowers, Mary Cochran, Caroline Rendleman, Sydnah Richey, Cornelia Braddy, two daughter who died in infancy, Moses A. Rendleman of Pomona, D.H. Rendleman of Jonesboro, and Martin L. Rendleman, deceased.
Nathaniel G. Jones died 24 Sep 1905, at the home of Mrs. Paul Baker, aged 48 years, 10 months, and 27
days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. He left three daughters, Monte Jones, Mrs. Arthur Baker of St. Louis, and Mrs. Paul Baker, of Anna; and one son, Frank Jones, of Anna.
6 Oct 1905:
William Samuel Reed, son of David Reed, died last Friday (29 Sep 1905) at the home of Sam Reed in
Ware, aged 13 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.
Clarence Winters died Saturday (30 Sep 1905) at Dongola, of typhoid pneumonia, aged about 24 years.
Mary A. Toler, widow of John M. Toler, died Thursday (5 Oct 1905), at home on Lincoln Street, Anna,
aged 83 years, 10 months, and 28 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
13 Oct 1905:
Elizabeth Engelhart, wife of Alderman E. Engelhart, died Monday (9 Oct 1905) in St. Louis following
surgery, aged 33 years, 1 month, and 15 days, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery. Her funeral was at Kornthal Church. She was the daughter of the late Robert Reischauer. She also left three sons.
20 Oct 1905:
Guy Fulenwider, of Reynoldsville, died Tuesday (17 Oct 1905) at St. Louis following surgery. He left a
wife and one child.
William Johnston, son of Jesse M. and May (Kimmel) Johnston, died recently at home in Lamar, Colo.,
aged 8 years. The mother was formerly from Cobden.
I.W. Lewis died 6 Oct 1905, at home in Pomona and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. He was formerly
conducted a general store in Alto Pass and was an agent for the M & O Railroad for 23 years. He left an aged mother, a widow, and three children.
27 Oct 1905:
John Miller died last Monday (23 Oct 1905) at the home of his son-in-law, John W. Brown, and was
buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He left two daughters and one son.
Infant son of Bob Lokey, of Anna, died Sunday (22 Oct 1905) and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
Mrs. James S. Thulen died last Friday (20 Oct 1905) at home on Chestnut Street, Anna, aged 25 years,
and was buried near Lick Creek. She was the daughter of W.P. Mohler, of Goreville, Johnson County, and niece of D.R. Mohler, of Anna.
Mrs. Elizabeth Freeze died Wednesday (25 Oct 1905) at home on Asylum Avenue, Anna, aged 62 years,
5 months, and 7 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She joined the German Reformed Church, but when it disbanded she joined the Congregational Church. She left a husband and one daughter, Mamie Smith.
3 Nov 1905:
Hugh Emerson, son of Mollie Emerson, died Saturday (28 Oct 1905) aged 17 months, and was buried in
McGinnis Cemetery near Mt. Pleasant.
Maude (Colvin) Brown, wife of Orley Brown, died last Monday (30 Oct 1905) at Mounds, Pulaski
County, aged 24 years and 2 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was raised by George W. Walburn, of Jonesboro. She left a husband and one child.
10 Nov 1905:
Irvin Lockman, brother of Lois Lockman, died at home in Dongola, aged 20 years, and was buried in St.
John’s Cemetery. His funeral was at the Lutheran church in Dongola.
Albert D. Vancil shot himself in the head with a pistol Wednesday (8 Nov 1905) at Cobden, aged 50
Daniel Hileman died 7 Nov 1905, in his room at the New Roberts House, aged 91 years, 11 months, and
23 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born 14 Nov 1813, in Cabarrus Co., N.C., the son of Jacob Hileman. He came to Union County in November 1818 with his parents and arrived in Jonesboro when the courthouse was being built on the public square. At age 20 he moved to Jonesboro to learn the hatter’s trade. In 1844 he was probate judge of Union County. In 1845 he went to Wetaug, Pulaski County and went into business with Al Hight. In 1861 he returned to Jonesboro a wealthy man. He was elected justice of the peace. He never married and left his estate to his nieces and nephews living in Illinois.
17 Nov 1905:
George Scurlock died Tuesday (14 Nov 1905) from burns and was buried in Dongola. He was the driver
of the Standard Oil Company wagon and Monday his clothes were saturated with gasoline. He struck a match to light his pipe and his clothes caught on fire. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. He left a family.
John Morris was killed Saturday (11 Nov 1905), when he fell under the wheels of a freight train at the
crossing near the ice plant, aged about 50 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He left a wife.
24 Nov 1905:
Belle Kimmel, wife of Cyrus Kimmel, died last Friday (17 Nov 1905) at his home in the bottoms, aged
36 years, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery. She left a husband and seven children.
1 Dec 1905:
James E. Allsup died 28 Nov 1905, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.B. Dougherty, of pneumonia,
and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery beside his wife, who died a year ago. His funeral was at the Lutheran church. He left three children, William H. Allsup, Mrs. Ida Saddler, and Mrs. A.B. Dougherty.
Mrs. Mary Brown died 27 Nov 1905, at home in Jonesboro, of consumption, aged 54 years, and was
buried in Toledo Cemetery north of Cobden. She left two children, Mrs. A.J. Corzine and Robert Brown.
8 Dec 1905:
Ada Cripps Morris, wife of Clem Morris, died Tuesday (5 Dec 1905) at home two miles north of Alto
Pass, aged 20 years and 7 months, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. She left a husband, parents, and several brothers and sisters.
W.H. Garret died Monday (4 Dec 1905) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.W. Ellis, on Asylum
Avenue, Anna, aged 51 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was a traveling salesman. He left seven daughters and one son.
15 Dec 1905:
Grover Wesley Edmondson, eldest son of the Rev. J.N. Edmondson, died Friday (8 Dec 1905) of
pneumonia, aged 19 years and 8 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. His funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.
Daniel Moore died last Friday (8 Dec 1905) at the home of his son east of Dongola, aged upwards to 70
years, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery west of Jonesboro.
James C. Gregory died last Saturday (9 Dec 1905) at home on Green Street, Anna, of heart trouble and
chronic liver and kidney disease, aged 44 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He lived in Anna three years and was proprietor of the Main Street barber shop. He left a widow, two daughters, and one son.
22 Dec 1905:
Jesse Glasco, Jr., son of Dr. Jesse Glasco, died on the Corbit farm south of Alto Pass, aged 30 years, and
was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. He fell from a rope into the cistern and broke his neck. He married Miss Cavaness a few years ago. He graduated from Alto Pass High School in 1896.
29 Dec 1905:
William “Jerry the Bootblack” Jeremiah died a couple of weeks ago at the Jackson County Poor Farm,
aged 63 years. He left a Negro wife in Grand Tower, Jackson County.
Frank Miller was killed Wednesday (27 Oct 1905) when logs rolled over on him at or near Mill Creek,
aged over 50 years. He was born near Jonesboro, the son of the late David Miller. Jeff Miller and Will Miller were his brothers.
Sarah Eddy Brown died at Murphysboro, Jackson, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. She was a
member of the Baptist Church. Her funeral was at the home of Willis Dilday.
5 Jan 1906:
Daughter of Virgil Davis died last Monday (30 Dec 1906) at McClure, Alexander County, of diphtheria
and membranous croup, aged 3 years, and was buried at St. John’s Cemetery.
Charlie Harty, oldest son of Mrs. Gertie Harty of Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday (29 Dec 1906), and was
buried in Memphis, Tenn. They were visiting Mrs. Ashby Tucker in Alto Pass. He also left one brother, aged 5 years. Mrs. Harty’s husband died September 1905 and another son, aged 7 years, died November 1905.