Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1910

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

7 Jan 1910:

Bertha (Storm) Jenkins died (20 Nov 1910) in Iba, Zambales Province, Philippines, of bascillary

dysentery and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She contracted the disease in Japan and became ill after attending a banquet given by the provincial governor.  Her remains were shipped from Manilla on 4 Dec 1909.  She was a daughter of E.H. (Mrs. O.P.) Storm, of Carbondale, Jackson County. Mrs. James Walton and Mrs. Robert Renfro, of Carbondale, were sisters.  (See also 21 Jan 1910, issue.)

John Kent, of Chicago, fell from the passenger train near Balcom and was killed Thursday last week (30

Dec 1909).  His brother arrived from Chicago.

Beulah Elizabeth Minton died 3 Jan 1910, at her home in Alto Pass, aged 16 years and 6 days, and was

buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  She was the daughter of J. I. Minton and a sister of Mrs. Gertie Easterly, of Alva, Okla.  She joined the Congregational church on 1 Dec 1907.

Son of Oakley Pitts, of east of Anna, died Friday (30 Dec 1909) of diphtheria.

Mrs. I. O. Adams was buried Sunday (2 Jan 1910) at Ullin.  She was a sister of A.W. Robinson and L.

F. Robinson, and Mrs. Lee Hileman, all of Ullin.

Mrs. Mary Ann Davis died Saturday (1 Jan 1910) at the home of her son-in-law, Paul Coleman, east of

Anna, aged 65 years.

 

14 Jan 1910:

Charles OíNeal, only son of John OíNeal, died last Friday (7 Jan 1910) of typhoid pneumonia at Mt.

Carmel, where he worked on the railroad, aged about 22 years, and was buried at Mt. Carmel.  He was a nephew of George Dillow, of Mt. Carmel.

Ethel (Watkins) Caldwell, wife of Benjamin S. Caldwell, died 11 Jan 1910, at her home in Jonesboro,

aged 21 years, 6 months, 11 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  She married three years ago.  She also left a baby less than 1 year old.

Cindona Rushing died 11 Jan 1910, aged 64 years, 8 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. 

Her funeral was at the residence of Robert A. Lingle in Jonesboro.  She was the daughter of C.G. Flaugh.  She also left a sister, Mrs. Emily Lingle.

James R. Abernathie died 7 Jan 1910, of pneumonia fever, aged about 60 years, and was buried in

Morgan Cemetery.  He left a widow and four children, Mrs. William Cruse, of Illmo, Mo., Mrs. John C. Hubbs, Moses Abernathie, and George Abernathie, of Wolf Lake.

Allen Clarke shot and killed last Saturday (8 Jan 1910) on a train en route from Vienna, Johnson County,

to Harrisburg, Saline County.  He was a mail carrier.

 

21 Jan 1910:

Sarah M. Fly died 13 Jan 1910, at the home of her son, W.R. Fly near Fly School, aged 96 years, 11

months, and 29 days.  Her funeral was at Water Valley Church.  She was the daughter of Samuel and Nancy McCracken.  Her father was in the Revolutionary War and her brother was in the Indian war. She married John D. Fly on 5 Sep 1832.  She had 10 children, three of whom were living, M.L. Fly, W.R. Fly, and Mrs. Martha J. Henley

John A. Dugan died Thursday (13 Jan 1910) at home at 2024 Poplar Street, Cairo, Alexander County,

aged 56 years, and was buried at Elco.  He was a blacksmith and moved to Cairo from Jonesboro 15 years ago.  He left a widow and three sons.

 

28 Jan 1910:

Son of William H. Hagler died last Saturday (22 Jan 1910), of diphtheria, aged 2 years, and was buried in

Alto Pass Cemetery.

ďFatherĒ Bowman died 19 Jan 1910, at home in Berlin, Ontario, Canada, aged 82 years.  He was the

father of Mrs. W.A. Hutchinson, of Alto Pass.  He left a widow.

Dr. Dennis E. Kimbro died 24 Jan 1910, in St. Louis, aged 24 years, 5 months, 6 days, and was buried in

Ebenezer Cemetery near Lick Creek.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Anna.  He would have graduated in May from medical school in St. Louis.  He left a wife and small child.

Bettie Burnett committed suicide by taking lye at DuQuoin Sunday (23 Jan 1910?).

 

4 Feb 1910:

Husband of Anne (Evans) Edson died 16 Mar 1909.  She was the daughter of John Evans.

Barney Fox, son of John Fox, died Saturday (29 Jan 1910), aged 5 years, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.

 

11 Feb 1910:

Son of Robert L. Rendleman swallowed strychnine tablets and died Tuesday (7 Feb 1910), aged 2 years.

Daniel W. Leib died 4 Feb 1910, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.M. Thorne, in Anna, aged 81 years,

8 months, 10 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was a GAR member.

 

25 Feb 1910:

Albert Bilderbeck died Saturday (19 Feb 1910) of measles on Warren Rendlemanís farm, aged nearly 60

years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He left a large family of children.  His grandson lived with him.

Child of Irving Johnson died Tuesday (21 Feb 1910) in the south part of Jonesboro, aged 1 month, and

was buried in Pomona.

Oscar Cerny, infant son of Leo Cerny, died 19 Feb 1910, aged 1 year, 6 months, 3 days, and was buried

in Ebenezer Cemetery.  He was a grandson of Philip J. Weiss.

Mrs. Emma S. Hamilton died Tuesday (21 Feb 1910) at her home in Carbondale, Jackson County, aged

60 years, 3 months, 18 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.

James Charles Minton, formerly of Jonesboro, died 19 Jan 1910.  He was born 20 May 1821, near

Jackson, Mo., and moved to Jonesboro, then to Collinsville, Texas.  He also lived four years in Wise Co., Texas.  He was the oldest Odd Fellow in Texas.  He married Catherine Wallace 57 years ago.  He left a widow, one son, John Minton, in Illinois, and an adopted son, Tom Minton, whom he raised since age 6 years.

 

4 Mar 1910:

Lawrence Ward died Wednesday (1 Mar 1910) in St. Louis, aged 68 years.  He was a Civil War veteran. 

He was a brother of Mrs. Katherine Reiss and an uncle of R.O. Reiss.

Samuel Bolivar Hunsaker died 12 Feb 1910, at his home in Zanesville, Ohio, aged 78 years, 11 months,

5 days.  He was born in Union County and moved to Ohio 50 years ago.  He was a brother of B.M. Hunsaker, of Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He left a widow.

Peter Zimmerman died 24 Feb 1910, at his home, aged 71 years, 8 months, 17 days, and was buried in

Alto Pass Cemetery.  He was born in Union County and was married twice.  He left a widow, two sons, and two daughters.  He was a Civil War veteran and a member of the Baptist Church. 

 

11 Mar 1910:

Mary J. Bohannon died Monday (7 Mar 1910) at home in Anna, aged 88 years, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  She was born in Rutherford Co., Tenn., and had lived in Anna since 1853.  She married J.P. Bohannon on 18 Dec 1838.  She left three children, A.D. Bohannon, Mrs. A.W. Robinson, of Anna, and Mrs. John Blackburn, of Huntington Park, Calif.

Child of Barney Dougherty died at Thebes, Alexander County.  Mrs. C.H. Chase of Jonesboro was an

aunt of the child.

Alfred Lence died 5 Mar 1910, at home in Jonesboro, aged 74 years, 3 months, 4 days, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was a Mason.  He was born 1 Dec 1835, a few miles south of Jonesboro.  He went to Willardís Landing to work at an early age and operated a ferry and store there in the 1870s.  He moved to town several years ago after his residence burned.  He was a county commissioner and Jonesboro aldermen.  He married Martha Hardin on 9 Oct 1864.  He left a widow, three daughters, Anna Howard of St. Paul, Minn., Emma wife of Charles C. Crawford of Jonesboro, and Effie wife of Dr. W.C. Hovey of Nokomis, Ill.  His niece, Maude Alexander was married to Robert Matteson, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.

John Kimmel died 4 Mar 1910, aged 75 years, 5 months, 29 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His

funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.  He was a GAR member and a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.  He was the fourth son of George and Elizabeth Kimmel, born three miles west of Jonesboro.  He lived the last two years with his sister, Mrs. Rice Sams, in Jonesboro.  He also left three brothers, D.A. Kimmel, E. Kimmel, and J.S. Kimmel, and another sister, Mrs. H.M. Rinehart.

John P. Reese died Tuesday (8 Mar 1910) at his home in Cobden.  He was a Mason and a GAR member. 

He was born 7 Apr 1831, in Williamson Co., Tenn., the son of William Reese, a cousin of President Polk.  He attended school only nine months.  In 1839 he moved to Williamson Co., Ill.  He married on 12 Jan 1855, A.T. OíDaniel, who died years ago.  He enlisted on 11 Aug 1862, in Co. E, 81st Regiment and was a prisoner of war for three and a half months and was wounded four times.  He was an ardent Republican.  He left a widow, his second wife; two sons, Zeb Reese, of northern Illinois and Willis A. Reese, of Durango, Colo.; and two daughters, Mrs. Otis W. Miller, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. Joe James, of Alto Pass.

Randolph ďRanĒ Decker, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, engineer, and Walter Butts, fireman, were

instantly killed last Saturday (5 Mar 1910) in a collision of the M & O Railroad at Etherton, Jackson County.

 

18 Mar 1910:

Child of Frank Smith died of measles, aged 3 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.

Jacob Karraker died 12 Mar 1910, and was buried in Hinkle Cemetery.  He was born 30 Sep 1822, the

son of Daniel Karraker, who was born 28 Jul 1793, in Cabarrus Co., N.C., and Rachel Karraker, who was born 1 Oct 1794, in Rowan Co., N.C.  His parents were married on 19 May 1818, and moved to Illinois in 1819, settling east of Dongola.  They had 10 children:  Paul Karraker, Margaret Karraker, Jacob Karraker, Paulina Karraker, Nathan Karraker, Basil Karraker, Dennis Karraker, John Wilson Karraker, William Karraker, Louise Karraker, and Sally Karraker, all deceased but John Wilson, of Yale, Okla.  Jacob married on 8 Dec 1842, Mary Peeler, who died 19 Aug 1900.  They settled near Perks, Pulaski County, and then moved to a farm in Union County.  He moved to Dongola 15 years ago and his granddaughter, Sarah D. Head, kept house for him. He joined Bethany Baptist Church in Oct 1848, was licensed to preach in 1851, and ordained a minister in 1855.  He had 10 children:  Rachel A. Keller, Anna M. Karraker, Malinda C. Karraker, William W. Karraker, David W. Karraker, Lucinda J. Karraker, Henry W. Karraker, Julia F. Karraker, Jacob C. Karraker, and Mary E. Ausbrooks.  (See 26 Jun 1914, issue for photo of D.W. Karraker.)

Henry Dennis Dillow died at the home of his father-in-law, Al Lingle, aged 38 years, 5 months, 27 days. 

He became sick while taking care of his ill daughter, Merle.  He was baptized as an infant at St. Johnís Lutheran Church and was confirmed there.  He lived six miles south of Jonesboro.  He married on 2 Jun 1893, Ellen Lingle.  They had two children, Hester Dillow and Merle Dillow.  He also left three brothers and four sisters.

Mrs. Elbert Bilderbeck died a few days ago of measles, aged nearly 60 years.

Mrs. Charles Irving, daughter of Mrs. Bilderbeck, died of measles.  She left a husband and four children.

Lucy B. Boswell died Tuesday (15 Mar 1910), aged 80 years.  She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the

daughter of Capt. Alexander Vance.  She was a sister of Mrs. W.W. Kirkpatrick and an aunt of Mrs. Anna K. Marks and Miss Amy R. Kirkpatrick.

 

25 Mar 1910:

Janet L. Wentworth died 17 Mar 1910, at home on Asylum Avenue in Anna, aged 50 years, 11 months,

20 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Presbyterian church.  She was born in Sparta and married on 25 Dec 1872, W.A. Wentworth. They moved to Anna in 1886.  He was superintendent of the laundry at the hospital in Anna, but moved to Birmingham, Ala., after his wifeís death.  She had two children, Margaret Bookhart and Gordon Wentworth, both of Birmingham, Ala.  W.A. Wentworth went to live in the Soldiersí Home at Quincy, Adams County, in October 1910.  (See also 8 Jul 1910, and 28 Oct 1910, issues.)

Amanda E. Modglin, wife of J.L. Modglin, died 22 Mar 1910, of pneumonia, aged 55 years, 11 months,

20 days, and was buried in Toledo Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Toledo Church and she was a member of the Baptist Church.  She left two sons, two daughters, a husband.

Ollie Agnes Ferguson, daughter of T.N. Ferguson, died Tuesday (22 Mar 1910), aged 3 years, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.

Mrs. Herbert L. Rushing died 22 Mar 1910, at home one mile south of Jonesboro, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She left six children and a husband.

 

1 Apr 1910:

E. Tucker Carlile died 24 Mar 1910, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 20 Oct 1823, in

Abbeyville District, S.C.  He was from a large family of children, only one of which, Daniel Carlile, of Anderson, S.C., survives.  At age 21 he moved to Pontotoc Co., Miss.  He married Mary E. Cozby and moved to Anna in 1863.  He was superintendent of Finch & Schick lime kiln.  His wife died 25 Nov 1900.  They had 12 children, of whom seven died in infancy.  The five living children all resided in Anna, Robert W. Carlile, T.A. Carlile, Benjamin C. Carlile, Mrs. P.C. Willoughby, and Mrs. Logan Boran.  He also left 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

8 Apr 1910:

Jacob Duerkheimer died 3 Apr 1910, at home in Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 64 years, 8

months, 8 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  He was born in Weingarten, Bavaria, Germany, and came to the United States with his parents when 16.  He married in 1868 Margaret Foehr.  He moved to Murphysboro many years ago and worked for M & O Railroad as a bridge carpenter and mason.  He was an IOOF member.  He left three daughters, one living in Georgia, two brothers, Valentine Duerkheimer, and Peter Duerkheimer.

Catherine M. Shipley died 1 Apr 1910, at home in Jonesboro, aged 82 years, 8 months, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born in Knoxville, Tenn., the daughter of Abel and Eglantine (Cardwell) Hill.  She joined the Baptist Church near Knoxville when 17.  She married Henry Donehew and had two children, Kennedy C. Donehew, deceased, and Mrs. A.C. Nimmo, of St. Louis.  She married 2nd in April 1859 Robert T. Shipley.  They had three children, Frank L. Shipley, of St. Louis, Richard Shipley, deceased, and Addie wife of Will Williford.  She also left two stepsons, James M. Shipley, of Anna, and George W. Shipley, of Manila, Ark., who arrived after the funeral.  She also raised a niece named Cora. (See also 15 Apr 1910, issue.)

Orvill A. Campbell died 1 Apr 1910, of consumption, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Charlotte

Campbell, in Jonesboro, aged 32 years, 10 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was a Mason.  He left one sister, Bertha Campbell, and a younger brother, Luke Campbell, of Colorado.

 

22 Apr 1910:

Nancy J. Hale died 16 Apr 1910, at  her home in Anna, of cancer of the stomach, aged 66 years, 5

months, 16 days.  Her funeral was at the Presbyterian church, where she was a member.  She was born north of Anna on 17 Oct 1865, and married Dr. James I. Hale and moved to Anna in 1872.  She 2also left one daughter, Mrs. James Fitzpatrick, two sons, Dr. E.V. Hale, of Anna, and Dr. John A. Hale, of Alto Pass, one sister, Mrs. P.A. Lamburt, of Anna, and a brother, George Wilson, of Cobden.

 

29 Apr 1910:

Montgomery Hunsaker died 21 Apr 1910, at home on Hudgeons Creek, aged 82 years, 9 months, 14

days.  He was born 7 Jul1827, in Union County, the oldest child of Nicholas Hunsaker and the grandson of Abram Hunsaker.  His grandparents, Abraham and Mary (Snyder) Hunsaker were born in Pennsylvania and their son, George Hunsaker, was the first sheriff of Union County.  They had six sons and three daughters.  Nicholas married in Union County Olivia Montgomery, the daughter of John Montgomery, a surveyor who surveyed a great part of Kentucky and died there.  His family settled near Saratoga when Olivia was a small girl.  She died near Jonesboro on 4 Apr 1836 and Nicholas moved to Hudgeons Creek and died there on 6 Oct 1860.  They had three sons and two daughters.   Montgomery married in June 1843, Emily R. Woods, who died several years ago.  They had eight children, Beatrice Hunsaker, Mary Hunsaker, Mortimore Hunsaker, Florence Hunsaker, Emily Hunsaker, Olivia Hunsaker, Roseland Hunsaker, and Dana Hunsaker.  The bodies of Montgomery Hunsaker, his wife, and son were disinterred at the old home place on Hudgeonís Creek and reinterred in Jonesboro Cemetery in January 1914.  (See 30 Jan 1914, issue.)

The father of Dr. C.R. Watson died at West Salem, Ill.

H.C. Golden was killed Saturday (23 Apr 1910) by an Iron Mountain train at Vineland and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  He left a son in Missouri.

Sam Barger died Thursday last week (21 Apr 1910) and his body was sent to Eddyville for burial.  He

left brothers.

George Lewis was killed Wednesday (27 Apr 1910) by a falling tree at his home four miles northwest of

Jonesboro, aged 38 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His brother Otis Lewis and he were cutting a beech tree by a stream near the house.  He was the son of James A. Lewis and a member of the Baptist church in Anna. He married 11 years ago Minnie M. Kimmel, daughter of David A. Kimmel.  They had one child who died in infancy.  He also left two sisters, one brother, and his father.

 

6 May 1910:

Catherine Speck died Saturday (30 Apr 1910) at home in Anna, aged 74 years, 5 months, and was buried

in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the United Evangelical Church.  She was born in Canton, Ind., and married the Rev. M. Speck in 1861.  They moved to Anna from Carmi 17 years ago.  She was an invalid for two years following a stroke.  She left two daughters, Mrs. Ed Matthes  and Mrs. Herman Matthes.

Olan Cook died last Saturday (30 Apr 1910) and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Annie (Smith) Anderson died 30 Apr 1910, at home in Temple, Texas, aged 60 years, 11 months, and

was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born in Hesse Cassell, Germany, on 30 May 1849, and came to America with her parents in 1853.  They settled in St. Louis where her parents died of cholera.  She moved to Anna in 1878 and married Lafayette Anderson, who died years ago.  She was a member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  She left two sons, Gilbert Anderson, of Chicago, and Everett Anderson, of Temple, Texas; and two daughters, Nettie Rhodes, of San Antonio, Texas, and Miss Sula Anderson.

 

13 May 1910:

Dr. George Hugh Bacon died 7 May 1910, at the home of his mother, Amelia Bacon, aged 45 years, and

was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He also left two brothers, Fred Bacon and John Bacon, and one sister, Mrs. W.A. Kitkpatrick.

Elizabeth Sims died Sunday (8 May 1910) at home on Green Street, of bronchitis, aged 72 years, 5

months, 8 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  She was the widow of John Sims.  She left one sister, Mrs. T.R. Grave

Henry Green was struck and killed Sunday (8 May 1910) by an Iron Mountain passenger train three

miles south of LaRue, aged 69 years.

 

27 May 1910:

Phillip Scherrer, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, died recently and was buried Monday (23 May

1910).

 

3 Jun 1910:

Clella Ackerman, aged 11 years, and Delvie Oxford, aged 14 years, drowned Thursday (26 May 1910)

at Ben Davisís pond when their skiff overturned.  Ella Spence was an aunt of Clella and Delvie was a son of John Oxford.

 

10 Jun 1910:

John Powers died and his funeral was Friday (3 Jun 1910) at Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.

Realis J. Poole died 6 Jun 1910, of consumption at his home in Jonesboro, and was buried in St. Johnís

Cemetery.  He was confirmed at St. Johnís Lutheran Church when 14, but later joined the Presbyterian Church.  He married Alice Fulenwider on 7 Mar 1889.  They had five children, four living.  He married 5 Aug 1901, Margaret Hall.

 

24 Jun 1910:

John Chase committed suicide Saturday (18 Jun 1910) at his home on Vienna Street, Anna, with a pistol

he had purchased that morning and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 29 Dec 1867.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  He married on 20 Jul 1894, Nellie Hunsaker, daughter of the Rev. J.W. Hunsaker.  He had suffered 14 years with locomoter ataxia and walked with crutches.  He left letters for his wife and family.  He left a widow, three sons, one daughter, and seven sisters, Miss Louella Chase, Mrs. Cora McCullough Shick, and Mrs. Virginia Housinger, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. E.B. Bentley, of Clinton, Ill., Mrs. Emma Ross, of Pella, Iowa, Gertrude Wedock, of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. George Barringer, of Jonesboro; four brothers, Charles Chase, Samuel Chase, William Chase, and Arther Chase.

Mary (Hileman) Hess died Sunday (19 Jun 1910) at the home of her son, H.L. Hess, in Anna of paralytic

stroke, aged 84 years, 8 months, 12 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 3 Jan 1847, north of Anna, and joined the German Reformed Church when 16.  She married Silas Hess, who died nine years ago.  They had eight children, seven of whom were living, Henry L. Hess, Jasper Hess, George W. Hess, John W. Hess, Mrs. William T. Boswell, Mrs. T.J. Stokes, and Mrs. D.F. Rendleman.  She also left two great-grandchildren, 18 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. John Barringer, and two brothers, Monroe Hileman and Lee Hileman.

 

1 Jul 1910:

James T. Seay died last Friday (23 Jun 1910) at home on Asylum Avenue in Anna on his 58th birthday,

and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

8 Jul 1910:

Mrs. Charles Cealy died 3 Jul 1910, at the home of her father, J.R. English, in Jonesboro, aged 38 years,

9 months, 27 days.  She was born in Jonesboro.  She lived in Cairo with her husband and small son.  She also left several brothers and sisters.

Lindon D. Bliss died 30 Jun 1910, at home in Anna, aged 60 years, 10 months, 14 days.  He became a

member of the Baptist Church in 1888.  He was born 16 Oct 1849, near Plattsburg, N.Y., and married in 1852 Laura N. Pauls.  He personally knew Kit Carson and Gen. Fremont.  He also left a son, Lindon Bliss

An engineer was killed Monday (4 Jul 1910) in an M & O train wreck. 

 

15 Jul 1910:

Malinda S. Ingram died 11 Jul 1910, aged 58 years, 2 months, 13 days, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  She left one son, Louis Ingram, of Glenwood, La.

 

22 Jul 1910:

Nannie (Hileman) Menees died 14 Jul 1910, at home in Jonesboro, aged 45 years, 3 months, 24 days,

and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. Johnís Church.  She was born south of Jonesboro and married Marion Menees two years ago.

 

5 Aug 1910:

Samuel Graves died Sunday (31 Jul 1910) at home in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.

Mrs. Phillip Kauffman died 26 Jul 1910, at the Lutheran hospital in St. Louis, aged 67 years, and was

buried in St. Louis.  She was a sister of the late John M. Grieb, of Jonesboro.

Susan Tipton died Wednesday (3 Aug 1910) of hemhorrage of lungs.  She was injured near Pottsville a

few miles west of Jonesboro when she was thrown against the wheel of a wagon she was riding in.  She was a widow with four small children.

Elizabeth Jane Murphy died 30 Jul 1910, at St. Andrewís Hospital in Murphysboro, Jackson County. 

She was a nurse at the hospital in Anna.

Mrs. Matilda H. Winn died Wednesday (3 Aug 1910) at home northwest of Jonesboro, aged 74 years.

Winnie Helen Cook, daughter of A.V. and Anna Cook, died 9 Aug 1910, at home in Jonesboro, aged 14

years, 10 months, 11 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was a member of the Lutheran Church.

William Menees died at the home of his brother, F.M. Menees, near Lick Creek, of paralysis of the

bowels, aged 88 years, 22 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 16 Jul 1822, in and old log house on lime kiln farm.  He married Nancy Menees, who died 22 years ago.  They had two children, both of whom died in infancy.

William Howard Wilson, son of A.M. and Daisy M. (Lyerly) Wilson, died 4 Aug 1910, at Wolf Lake,

aged 19 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  John Lyerly was his grandfather and W.D. Lyerly and A.J. Lyerly, of Jonesboro, were uncles.

 

19 Aug 1910:

David Brown died last Friday (12 Aug 1910) at the home of his sister, Mrs. Kate Cook, in Jonesboro,

aged about 60 years.  He was born south of Jonesboro and never married.  He left two sisters and one brother.

Charles E. Hanson died 10 Aug 1910, at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas.  He was the director of a

hospital in Monterey, Mexico.

George W. Poole died 12 Aug 1910, at home in Anna, aged 67 years, 6 months, 16 days, and was buried

in St. Johnís Cemetery.  He was born on a farm three miles west of Mill Creek.  He joined the St. Johnís Reformed Church and eight years ago joined St. Johnís Lutheran Church, of which his first wife and all his children were members.  He married Margaret Meisenheimer and they had seven children.  The oldest child died in infancy.  They moved in 1892 from where he was born to a farm one mile south of Anna.  He left three sons, Oscar Poole, Oliver Poole, and Columbus Poole; three daughters, Mrs. J.M. Ury, Mrs. Charles Dillow, and Mrs. Lillie Brown; three brothers, John Poole and A.W. Poole, of Arkansas, and Edward Poole, of Anna; and two sisters, Mrs. Vinnie Dillow and Mrs. Mary Dillow, of near Mill Creek.

 

26 Aug 1910:

James DePalm was murdered by Newton C. Blevins, who was sentenced to hang at Vienna, Johnson

County.  (See also 21 Oct 1910.)

Mrs. Mary J. Womick died 24 Aug 1910, aged 61 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Kildon Batson was killed last week in a boiler explosion at Granite City and was buried in Limestone

Cemetery.  He was one of seven killed.

 Edward ďEdĒ Poole died Thursday (25 Aug 1910) in Anna, aged 61 years, 6 months, 2 days, and was

buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Church.  He fell on his head and was run over by his runaway team and wagon while driving from Mill Creek to his farm south of Jonesboro.

He was carried to the nearby home of W.P. Avett and that evening removed to his home in Anna.  He was born 23 Feb 1849, three miles west of Mill Creek, the son of John and Susanna Poole. He remained on the farm where he was born for three years after he married.  They then moved to the lower farm two miles north of Mill Creek, where they lived 14 years.  They moved to the upper farm

near Anna and remained there 21 years.  The last two years he lived in Anna.  Three brothers, Jacob Poole, George Poole, and Edward Poole, one sister, Mrs. Calvin Lingle, and one nephew all died within the past two years.  He married on 29 Dec 1870, Martha Rinehart and they had 10 children, two of which died in infancy and one age 5 months.  He left a widow, two sons, William Poole and Ernest Poole; five daughters, Mrs. Allie Lawrence, Mrs. Augusta Keller, Mrs. Josie Jenkins, Mrs. Mamie Dillow, and Miss Carrie Poole; two brothers, and two sisters.  His widow, Martha J. Poole, sued Oscar T. Tamm, for $10,000 claiming that her husband was drunk when he was thrown from his wagon and that Tamm sold him the liquor.  (See also 2 Sep 1910, and 2 Jun 1911, issues.)

 

2 Sep 1910:

Mrs. Clara (Davis) Smith died Sunday (28 Aug 1910) in Cairo, Alexander County, following an

operation for appendicitis.  She sang for the motion picture shows at Miller Opera House in Anna.

Amanda Hart, wife of J.H. Hart, died Monday (29 Aug 1910) in Anna, aged 69 years and 3 months.

Abraham Meisenheimer died Tuesday (30 Aug 1910) at home in Donogla.  He was born 13 Feb 1828,

the son of Moses and Christena Meisenheimer, who came to Union County from North Carolina in 1816.  He married in 1854.  He left a widow and four children, W.S. Meisenheimer, George A. Meisenheimer, Bridie Malette, of Dongola, and Frank Meisenheimer, of Ava.

Monroe C. Vick died Friday (26 Aug 1910) at his home in Anna, aged 60 years, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  He came to Illinois from Logan Co., Ky., in 1851.  He went into business in Marion, Williamson County, before moving to Anna.  He married 2nd Cora Beggs, of Dongola.  He left a widow, two children by his first wife, Theodore Vick and Mrs. E. McDonald, both of St. Louis.

Claude Winter, Sr., of Cairo, Alexander County, died Monday (29 Aug 1910) after he was thrown from

his buggy on Friday (26 Aug 1910) near Columbus, Ky.

Rutha Alberta Hileman died at the home of her mother, Mrs. George W. Hileman, in Jonesboro, aged 15

years, 7 months, 16 days, and was buried at Mission Chapel Cemetery, six miles south of Jonesboro.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.

 

9 Sep 1910:

Julius Peters died Friday (2 Sep 1910) at home in St. Louis.  He was formerly the postmaster at Balcom.

Miss May Graham died 2 Sep 1910, at home on Morgan Street, Anna, aged 27 years, 4 months, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.

Boy named Carter from Ullin, Pulaski County, drowned Saturday (3 Sep 1910) at the fair ground, aged

14 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was a nephew of R.H. Womick.

Edward Merrill died last Friday (2 Sep 1910) west of Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. 

He was blind and left a widow.

John Crowell died 7 Sep 1910, at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral

was at the Baptist church.  He was born a few miles west of Jonesboro, but had lived in Jonesboro since early manhood.  He married Alice Nash.  He left a widow, two sons, and two daughters.

 

16 Sep 1910:

Frank Thacker was shot by Thomas H. Sheridan at Vienna, Johnson County and died 10 Sep 1910, aged

30 years.  He was single and the son of F.B. ThackerSheridan came from Golconda and the stateís attorney of Johnson County.  He had written something about Thackerís father in the news and shot Thacker after a quarrel.  Both were Republicans.  Sheridan was acquitted by a jury in Johnson County.  (See also 25 Nov 1910, 7 Apr 1911, 12 Apr 1912, and 9 Aug 1912, issues.)

Charles Hertel died Monday (12 Sep 1910) at the home of his son two miles north of Anna, aged 73

years, 8 months, 15 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  He was born in Altenberg, Saxony, Germany, and came to the U.S. when 17.  He married in 1855 in New York and moved to Nashville, Ill., where he lived until four years ago.  He left a widow and three children, Charles Hertel and Sarah Hertel, of Anna, and Julia Hertel of New York.

Mary Brown died Sunday (11 Sep 1910) of typhoid fever, aged 38 years, and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery.  She left a husband, Henry Brown, of near Wolf Lake, and six children.23 Sep 1910:

Mrs. Eli Eddleman died 21 Sep 1910, at home three miles west of Dongola, aged 80 years, 11 months,

27 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. Johnís Church.  Dr. W.M. Eddleman was her son.

Mr. Willis was killed Monday (19 Sep 1910) by an M & O train.  His funeral was in Alexander County. 

He was a brother-in-law of Boss Lilly.

Claude Rollins, engineer, John Crocker, fireman, Wesley E. Stevenson, brakeman, and another man, all

from Jackson, Tenn., were killed last Sunday (18 Sep 1910) in a head on collision of a Mobile & Ohio train and an Iron Mountain train near Beech Ridge.  The collision was caused by a drunken operator at Beech Ridge who failed to signal.

Walter Brown died 16 Sep 1910, at home in Jonesboro, aged 40 years, 3 months, 3 days.  He was born 13

Jun 1870, near Jonesboro, son of Thomas A. and Mary A. Brown, of near Elco, Alexander County.  He married on 4 Jul 1893, Mrs. Ida Watkins.  He also left three children, Mabel Brown, Flaugh Brown, and Carl Brown; one brother, and one sister.

 

30 Sep 1910:

I.H. Frizzell, of Vienna, Johnson County, committed suicide Monday (26 Sep 1910) by drinking carbolic

acid in his room at the Terminal Hotel at Union Station, St. Louis, aged 52 years.  He was the former sheriff of Johnson County.  He left a family.

Philip Goodwin committed suicide Sunday (25 Sep 1910) in Alto Pass, aged 24 years.  He was cornered

by citizens during a burglary and shot himself in the head.  He was a car repairman at Mounds, Pulaski County.  He had a brother in Cairo, Alexander County, and an aged mother in Trenton, Tenn.

 

7 Oct 1910:

Susie A. Hodge died Monday (3 Sep 1910) at home in Anna, aged 48 years, 3 months, 29 days, and was

buried in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.  She recently moved from Cobden.  She left a husband, the Rev. W.W. Hodge, and five children living in the West.

 

21 Oct 1910:

Newton C. Blevins was sentenced to hang at Vienna on 21 Oct 1910 at 8 a.m.

Martha Otrich, daughter of T. McClure Otrich, died Wednesday (19 Oct 1910) at McClure, Alexander

County, of congestion of stomach and bowels, aged 18 months, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  A.M. Finch was her uncle.

 

28 Oct 1910:

Clarence Ward died a week ago in prison at Little Rock, Ark., of heart trouble and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  Undertaker Thomas Norris went to claim the body.  He had burglarized a store in Jonesboro and fled to Arkansas, where he was caught and sentenced to the penitentiary for five years for a burglary there.  He left a mother in Jonesboro.

 

4 Nov 1910:

Mary Jane Frick died 29 Oct 1910, at home two miles west of Jonesboro, of paralytic stroke, aged 73

years, 10 months, 9 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born in Concord, N.C., on 20 Dec 1836, and came to Illinois with her parents when young.  She was one of 17 children, of whom one brother, Charles W. Cook, and one sister, Caroline Poole, of Morrillton, Ark., survive.  She married Cornelius Frick on 26 Jan 1858.  She also left three sons, Sidney Frick, Herman Frick, and Angus Frick, and 20 grandchildren.

Richard H. Slack died 1 Nov 1910, at home, aged 61 years, 11 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.    

He was worshipful master of the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge.  He was the rural mail carrier.  He left three sons, one daughter, two brothers, W.P. Slack, postmaster at Carbondale, Jackson County, and Fred Slack, who lives in the West.

 

11 Nov 1910:

Mrs. Katherine Foehr died 9 Nov 1910, at St. Andrewís Hospital in Murphysboro, Jackson County, of

pneumonia, aged 82 years, 6 months, 16 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her granddaughter Mrs. Schererís residence in Murphysboro.  She had been living at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. John Green.  She was born in Germany and came to America with her husband and children in 1865.  They lived in Jonesboro many years.  She left two sons, Philip Foehr,

of Murphsyboro, and George P. Foehr, of Jonesboro; one daughter, Eva Scherer, 16 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  (See also 21 Oct 1910, issue).

 

18 Nov 1910:

Logan Newberry died and his funeral was at Sheller last Saturday (12 Nov 1910).  He was a brother of

J.L. Newberry, of Alto Pass.

John A. Nangle died last Saturday (12 Nov 1910) at home in Cairo, Alexander County.  He was a brother

of Tom Nangle.

Mrs. Nettie Dunning died and her funeral was at Tamms, Alexander County.  She was a sister of Monroe

Stevens, of Jonesboro.

Mrs. R.L. Britton died and her funeral was at Pulaski, Pulaski County, Thursday last week (10 Nov

1910).  She was the daughter of Mrs. M.J. Thornton and sister of Olva Thornton, of Anna.

Henry Mowery was found dead Friday (11 Nov 1910) on his farm at Wetaug, Pulaski County, aged 64

years, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  He was found dead by a tenant.  Mrs. Sarah Barnhart was his sister.

 

25 Nov 1910:

Mrs. Spurlock died Wednesday last week (16 Nov 1910) west of Jonesboro, aged 64 years, and was

buried in Casper Cemetery.

Dr. P.H. McRaven died Monday (21 Nov 1910) in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, aged 58 years, and

was buried at McClure, Alexander County.  He moved from McClure to East St. Louis last August.  He left three children.

Mrs. Phil OíDair was found dead Tuesday (22 Nov 1910) at home on William Street, Anna.  She left a

husband.

 

2 Dec 1910:

D.E. Holland killed his wife and child and then himself nine miles south of Chester, Randolph County.

David Sowers died 28 Nov 1910, at home in Jonesboro, aged 90 years, 1 month, 17 days, and was buried

in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born in Davie Co., N.C., 11 Oct 1820.  He moved to Little Rock, Ark., in November 1845 and in the spring of 1846 came to Union County.  He married on 23 Sep 1849, Mary Cruse.  He was a blacksmith.  He taught Sunday school at the Methodist church.  His oldest child, a son, died in infancy.  He left a widow, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Scott, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. John W. Grear, of DuQuoin, and one son, James C. Sowers, of Washington, D.C.  A monument was placed at his grave in November 1911.  (See 1 Dec 1911, issue.)

David Cripps died last Monday (28 Nov 1910) a few miles west of Alto Pass.

 

9 Dec 1910:

Wilford V. French was shot and killed Saturday (3 Dec 1910) at the police headquarters in Cairo,

Alexander County, by Alvin C. Bankston, of Pulaski County.  French was the police sergeant at Cairo.  He was tried in Union County and acquitted.  The jury claimed the shooting was justified self defense.  Bankston was the sheriff of Pulaski County and occasionally guilty of public debauchery and gun play.  The Cairo police department had a wide reputation for corruption and brutality.  (See also 3 Mar 1911, and 9 Jun 1911, issues.)

 

16 Dec 1910:

Laura Spann, infant daughter of C.D. Spann, died last Friday (9 Dec 1910) at home in Reynoldsville,

aged 1 year, 3 months, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Roy S. Grear died 12 Dec 1910, at home in Jonesboro, of Brightís disease, aged 42 years, 2 months, 24

days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church in Jonesboro.  He was a Mason.  He was born in Jonesboro, the youngest son of Mrs. Rebecca Grear He learned the printerís trade in Jonesboro.  He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and played in the Jonesboro band for 20 years or more.  He left a mother, three brothers, Jackson Grear, Frank Grear, and Dr. D.W. Grear; widow, one son, Earl Grear.  Six nephews, Hines Grear, of Stuttgardt, Ark., Cheney Grear, Clyde Grear, Clarence Grear, George Grear, and Davie Wiley, were his pall bearers.  (See also 30 Dec 1910, issue.)

Son of Will Dishon died Tuesday (13 Dec 1910) in St. Louis, aged 2 years, and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery.

 

23 Dec 1910:

Rev. C. Nash died last Monday (19 Dec 1910) in Los Angeles, Calif.  He was a Methodist preacher and

elder of the Mt. Vernon District.

Robert T. Shipley died 15 Dec 1910, at home in Jonesboro, aged 84 years, 11 months, 9 days, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 6 Jan 1826, in Granger Co., East Tennessee.  He came to Union County in 1854 and settled on a farm near Alto Pass.  A few years later he moved to Jonesboro and established a saw and planing mill that made fruit packages.  He was married twice.  His second wife died a few years ago.  He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Jonesboro Masonic Lodge.  He left four children, James M. Shipley, of Anna, George W. Shipley, of Manila, Ark., Frank M. Shipley, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Will Williford, of Jonesboro; an adopted daughter, Cora Shipley; and one stepdaughter, Almeda Nimmo, of St. Louis.

William J. Tripp died at home two miles west of Jonesboro, aged 48 years, 3 months, 16 days, and was

buried in Tripp Cemetery.  His funeral was at Tripp School house.  He was born and reared where he died, the son of the late John K. Tripp.  He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.  He left a widow, two children, Henry Tripp and Walter Tripp; five sisters, Alice Brown, May Yeates, Edith Ellis, Miss Laura Tripp, and Miss Lela Tripp.

Henry F. Bussey died 21 Dec 1910, at home in Anna.  He was born 22 Jan 1852, in St. Louis, Mo., where

he spent his early life before moving to Randolph County.  He moved to Anna about 1865.  He married in 1879 Mary Olive Fowler, who died 13 Apr 1902.  He was a druggist and then became a lawyer in 1898.  He was city treasurer of Anna in 1879 and 1880, city clerk 1883-1886, mayor 1887-1888, city attorney 1889-1890 and 1904-1905, and was appointed postmaster in Anna in 1894, serving four years.  He left two sons, Robert Bussey and Henry Bussey, two daughters, Mrs. L.E. Carlile, of Centralia, and Mrs. R.L. Sh____, of Anna.  (See also 24 Feb 1911, issue.)

Mrs. A. Williams died 16 Dec 1910, aged 87 years, 1 month, 14 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Mary Crotser died 16 Dec 1910, aged 62 years, 2 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the

daughter of Mrs. A. Williams and died one hour after her mother.  She left an aged husband, Levi Croster, a son, Richard Croster, and a niece, Mrs. Robert White.

 

30 Dec 1910:

Walter M. Mitchell died 26 Dec 1910, at home, aged 43 years, 1 month, 5 days, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He left a wife and several children.

Mrs. Albert Emery died Friday (23 Dec 1910) at home in Alto Pass, middle aged.  She was a member of

the Baptist Church.