Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette
Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois
Transcribed by Darrel Dexter
3 Jan 1913:
Nora, the sister of Mrs. Sam Stokes, died recently and her brother died the next day. They were children
of Jerry O’Connor. Their funeral was Monday (30 Dec 1912) at Bloomington.
John Simason committed suicide Thursday (2 Jan 1913?) by hanging at the jail in Jonesboro, aged 51
years. He was a prisoner from Alexander County and brought from there on 30 Nov 1912.
10 Jan 1913:
Minnie C. Rendleman died 29 Dec 1912, in Los Angeles, Calif., aged 48 years. She was born in
Jonesboro, the youngest daughter of the late S.P. Spann. She moved to Alto Pass when 11 years old. She married Willis Rendleman, who died two years ago. They had three children born in Alto Pass, Ogle C. Rendleman, Winnie Rendleman, and Willis Rendleman. She was a member of the Congregational Church. She moved to California 10 years ago. She left brothers, Silas Spann, of Alto Pass and Ernest Spann, of Beaumont, Calif, and several half brothers and half sisters.
There were nine deaths in 48 hours (?) between Friday (3 Jan 1913) and Tuesday (7 Jan 1913) of spinal
meningitis at Gale and East Cape Girardeau, Alexander County.
James A. Wells died 5 Jan 1913, at home in Anna, aged 77 years, 5 months, 26 days, and was buried in
Anna Cemetery. He was born in Whitley Co., Ky. He came to Illinois in 1854 and married Miss Eddy Fox four years later. He married in 1873 Mary Cormack. He joined the Baptist Church in 1865, but transferred to the Christian Church two years ago. He left a widow and four children.
Dr. W.R. Howard died at Fort Worth, Texas. He married on 4 Oct 1911, Mrs. Ella May Emery, the
daughter of the late Montgomery Hunsaker. Miss Lena Hunsaker, of Cobden, was a sister-in-law.
Melvina (Hileman) Barringer died Friday (3 Jan 1913) at home east of Anna, of pneumonia, and was
buried in Anna Cemetery.
17 Jan 1913:
Luvotis Batson died Monday (13 Jan 1913) of consumption, aged 25 years, 4 months, 2 days, and was
buried in Tripp Cemetery. She lived west of Jonesboro and was the daughter of Frank Winn. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She left a husband and two children.
The son of William Kerr died Saturday (11 Jan 1913) at home in Jonesboro, aged 18 months.
Barney Smith died and his funeral was Monday (13 Jan 1913) at Cypress, Johnson County. He married
Emma Gates. He was a brother-in-law of J.A. Gates and of Will Keith, of Piggot, Ark. He left two children.
24 Jan 1913:
George W. Penninger died 16 Jan 1913, of pneumonia, aged 80 years, 6 months, 15 days, and was buried
in St. John’s Cemetery. His funeral was at St. John’s Church. He was born 1 Jul 1832, in Salisbury, Rowan Co., N.C., the son of Mathias and Martha (Rendleman) Penninger. He came to Illinois with his parents when 6 years old and located three miles north of Dongola in 1838 on the same farm where he died. He was a member of ther Lutheran church at Dongola and was a Mason. He married in 1854 Mary F. Garrott, who died in 1872. They had 10 children, of whom five were living, T.J. Penninger, of West Morelan, Tenn., Mrs. Laura I. Lombard, of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Margaret E. Hargrave, of Anna, Mrs. Mary C. Garrott, of Danville, and Mrs. Martha J. Hileman, of Jonesboro. He married 2nd on 17 Apr 1875, Martha A. Rand, of Caledonia, Pulaski County. They had four daughters and three sons, of whom six were living, Mrs. Georgia A. Karraker, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Verble, of Dongola, Mrs. Bertha I. Roach, of Grand Chain, Pulaski County, and Silas Penninger, Clarence Penninger, and Charles Penninger, at home. He also left 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
31 Jan 1913:
Thomas Echols died Wednesday (29 Jan 1913) at Hale’s Sanitarium of Bright’s disease. He was the
mayor of Grand Chain, Pulaski County.
7 Feb 1913:
Oscar Tamm died last Friday (31 Jan 1913) in El Paso, Texas, aged 40 years, and was cremated and
buried in St. Louis. He was born in St. Louis. He left $100,000 to Alexander County to be used for good road building. He left a widow, Florence Tamm, of Tamms, Alexander County, who was left an inheritance of $20,000, and an aunt, Mrs. Bertha Tamm, of Tamms. His widow, Clara Tamm (?), filed a suit to break the will and settled out of court in May 1914 (15 May 1914, issue).
George W. “Pet” Adams was found dead Thursday last week (30 Jan 1912) on his bed at home several
miles west of Jonesboro, aged 40 years. He had typhoid fever and the coronor ruled he died of bowel perforation caused by improper food. He used to live in Jonesboro.
James Page died last Monday (3 Feb 1913) at Mountain Glen, aged 25 years. He was a fireman on the
Mobile & Ohio Railroad. He stepped from the train engine onto the platform, slipped, and fell backward under the cars. He lived 40 minutes. He lived at Murphysboro, Jackson County and had been married less than a year. His body was taken to Murphysboro and the coronor’s jury had to go there to examine the body.
William Shelton was stabbed to death in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, by a Negro during a card game.
He was buried in Pomona, Jackson County. He used to live in Anna. He left a wife and two children.
Susan Ann Goddard died 31 Jan 1913, at the home of her son, David Goddard, in Carbondale, Jackson
County, where she had lived for the past few years, aged 81 years, 2 months, 28 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church. She was born in Dalton, Ga., and moved to Anna during her childhood. She joined the Methodist Church in 1857. She married Timothy Goddard in 1874.
14 Feb 1913:
Pearl E. Hunsaker died last night (8 Feb 1913) at home at 427 Gilbert St., Danville, aged 43 years. He
was a barber at Ashley Barber Shop in Danville under First National Bank. He was born 28 Jan 1870, in Union County and learned the barber trade in Jonesboro from A.V. Cook and had a shop in Anna for three years. He lived in Danville 22 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church and Sunday school superintendent. He left a wife, four children, two brothers, George M. Hunsaker, of Jonesboro, and Joseph Hunsaker, of Cairo, Alexander County; and one sister, Mrs. James L. Jones, of Boyce, Idaho.—Danville Press Democrat, 9th inst.
John Losson Bishop died 9 Feb 1913, at the home of Herbert Bishop in St. Louis, aged 54 years, 11
months, 18 days, and was buried in McGinnis Cemetery near Mt. Pleasant. He was the son of the late Ezekiel Bishop. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He married Harriet E. Allen in 1879 at Ewing. They had six children, of whom three were living, Silas Bishop, Herbert Bishop, and Judson Bishop.
Adah (Brown) McCarty died last Monday (10 Feb 1913) at home in St. Louis, and was buried at
Metropolis, where she formerly lived. She married William C. McCarty, formerly of Anna, who works for St. Louis Republican. She also left two daughters.
John T. Parrot died last Thursday (6 Feb 1913) at home in Anna, aged 30 years, 11 months, 3 days, and
was buried in Hinkle Cemetery near Dongola. He recently moved from Dongola to Anna and suffered with rheumatism.
William Wiggins died 13 Feb 1913, at home in Jonesboro of stomach cancer, aged over 86 years, and
was buried in Murphysboro, Jackson County, beside his first wife and his son, James. He was born 15 Aug 1828, in Wortendyke, N.J., the only son of Thomas and Margaret Wiggins. His father died when he was 7 and his mother died at the age of 104. He was apprenticed to Rogers Locomotive Works at Paterson, N.J., became a fireman on the Erie Railroad, and then an engineer. In 1853 he was sent to St. Louis, where two locomotives had been sent for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and he became the first engineer. In 1864 he quit railroading and moved to Rocheport, Mo., and began a steamboat transfer company with John P. Kyser. In 1867 he moved to Grand Tower, Jackson County, and in 1869 moved to Murphysboro, Jackson County. He went into business with William Rogers, a brother-in-law of John A. Logan and Thomas M. Logan, and contracted with the government to furnish stone for river improvements. He owned Sheppard quarries across the river from Willard’s Landing. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. He married in 1856 at South Point, Mo., Charlotte Mackinder O’Hare, who died in 1873, a sister of Mrs. W.C. Lence, of Jonesboro. They had five children, James Wiggins, who died while a student at State Normal School in Cape Girardeau in 1877, William L. Wiggins, Thomas Wiggins, Edward Wiggins, who died in infancy, and Isabel Wiggins, who died in infancy. (See also 21 Feb 1913, issue.)
Martha Faulkner died 11 Feb 1913, at the home of her grandson, Lester Wallace, aged 82 years, and was
buried in Anna Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Christian church. He was born in Whitley Co., Ky., and married in 1851 James Faulkner, who died several years ago. She joined the Baptist Church in 1851. She left three children and two brothers.
Mrs. Dennis Sharp died 7 Feb 1913, at home in Herrin, Williamson County, aged 27 (?) years, 5 months,
18 days, and was buried in Trinity Cemetery. Her funeral was at Trinity Church. She left a husband, one daughter, four brothers, and two sisters.
21 Feb 1913:
There were 20 deaths from meningitis in the vicinity of Gale, Alexander County.
Bert Frizzel was killed Monday (17 Feb 1913) in a freight train wreck near Sparta. He was an engineer
for Mobile & Ohio Railroad. He lived in Murphysboro, Jackson County. His father, also an engineer, was killed about six years ago.
Daniel Caraker died the day before yesterday (19 Feb 1913?) at home in Ware of heart trouble, and was
buried in the family burying ground east of Anna. He would have been 85 years old in April 1913. His parents came to Union County from North Carolina. He left a widow, three brothers, Tobias Caraker, Samuel Caraker, and Calvin Caraker; and two sons, Mathias Caraker and John Caraker.
Joseph Buie died the day after he fell from the train at the north end of Mound City, Pulaski County. He
was found by the section crew the next day, frozen to death. He was a Mason and pastor of the Congregational church at Mound City. He left a widow and two small sons.
7 Mar 1913:
Alfred Lingle died 2 Mar 1913, at home three miles northwest of Mill Creek, aged 80 years, 10 months, 7
days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was born 25 Apr 1832, in Union County. He lived on the old home place two miles northwest of Mill Creek for 57 years. He married on 25 Jun 1857, Eliza Poole. “Aunt Liza” joined the Reformed Church at St. John’s on 8 Nov 1856, and died on 22 Mar 1909. “Uncle Al” joined the same church in 1859 and served as elder most of the time. He had 17 children, of whom six sons and seven daughters are living, John Lingle, of Wetaug, Pulaski County, Henry Lingle, George W. Lingle, and C.E. Lingle, of Mill Creek, Jerome Lingle, of Jonesboro, A.J. Lingle, of Tamms, Alexander County, Mrs. B.W. Menees, of Anna, Mrs. C.W. Sharp, Mrs. E.M. Mowery, and Mrs. C.A. Dillow, of Mill Creek, Mrs. Ellen Dillow, of Springville,
Mrs. B.G. Gore, of East Prairie, Mo., and Bertha Lingle, at home. He also left 46 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Rachel Mangold, daughter of Hugh Mangold, died at home in Homer of whooping cough, aged 1 year,
and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
21 Mar 1913:
Child of Van Cavaness drowned 7 Mar 1913, after he fell into Hudgeon’s Creek west of Alto Pass.
Major E.W. Haliday died last Friday (14 Mar 1913) at home in San Diego, Calif., aged 57 years. He had
Coy Neely died 18 Mar 1913, at the home of his father, A.J. Neely, three and a half miles south of
Jonesboro, aged 21 years, 7 months, 11 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.
Mrs. May Norris died last Thursday (13 Mar 1913) at the home of her father, Charles Lemons, of
malarial fever, aged 24 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Baptist church.
Infant daughter of T.H. Modglin died Sunday (16 Mar 1913) and was buried in Guthrie Cemetery.
28 Mar 1913:
Mrs. J.H. Beisswingert died yesterday (27 Mar 1913?) at a hospital in St. Louis.
Mrs. H.F. Melzer died Tuesday (25 Mar 1913) at Effingham, and was buried in Effingham. She used to
lived in Jonesboro.
Eva Kratzinger died at her rooming house in St. Joseph’s, Mo., and was buried Wednesday (26 Mar
1913) in Anna Cemetery. She used to teach school in Anna. She relatives in St. Louis and Carbondale, Jackson County.
Monroe Bean died Wednesday last week (19 Mar 1913), at home east of Anna, of heart trouble, aged 52
years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was a member of Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was born west of Jonesboro, the son of the late Josiah Bean. He left a wife, seven children, one brother, and two sisters.
Mrs. Ben Walker and Miss Patrick were killed Monday (24 Mar 1913) by a tornado at Makanda,
Jackson County. Both of Ben Walker’s legs were broken in the storm.
4 Apr 1913:
Bird (Cline) Roberts died 27 Mar 1913, at home in Anna, of tuberculosis, and was buried in Anna
Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Baptist church. She was born 4 Aug 1886, the daughter of George Cline. She married on 4 Jul 1908, John Roberts. She left a father, husband, two brothers, and four sisters.
John McDonald died 27 Mar 1913, at Thebes, Alexander County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He
was a member of the Knights of Pythias.
11 Apr 1913:
T.B. Foster was murdered last Saturday (5 Apr 1913) in the rear of his store in Carbondale, Jackson
18 Apr 1913:
Sadie (Hargrave) Snider died Tuesday (15 Apr 1913) at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Wiggins,
in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was the daughter of Mrs. James Morgan by her first husband and grew up west of Jonesboro. She lived in Murphysboro, Jackson County, until a few years ago when her husband, William F. Snider, an engineer for M & O Railroad lost an arm and they moved to a farm near Murphysboro. She was a member of Murphysboro Order of Eastern Star. She left a husband, grown children, a mother, brothers, and sisters.
Ivy Kelly was shot and killed 15 Apr 1913, by “Long John” Smith in the Illinois Central division office
in Carbondale, Jackson County.
Albert J. Smith died recently at a hospital in Moline. He was born in 1835 in Jonesboro and went to
Moline 37 years ago. He married Mary Griffith of Jonesboro in 1862. He was in Co. F, 109th Regiment during the Civil War. He left a widow.
Adam Vancil died Thursday last week (10 Apr 1913) at the hospital in Anna, aged 73 years, and was
buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born in Union County. He had a paralytic stroke a year ago. His wife died 25 May 1912. He left two sons, Edward Vancil, of Bernie, Mo., and Rolla Vancil, of south of Anna; two daughters, Mrs. J.D. Browning, of Royalton, and Mrs. Ellis Graham, of Springfield.
Jacob Hileman died Sunday (13 Apr 1913), aged 57 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was
born near Anna, the son of the late Jacob Hileman. He lived in Cairo, Alexander County, about 20 years, but recently moved to Anna. He left a widow, a son, Clint Hileman, of Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter, Mrs. Charles Glass, of Cairo, five brothers, Charles Hileman, Philip Hileman, John Hileman, and George Hileman, of Anna, and Watson Hileman, of Kansas City, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. C.E. Staub, of Kansas City, Mo.
25 Apr 1913:
Rebecca Dortha Mackey died 20 Apr 1913, aged 59 years, 11 months, 12 days, and was buried in
Jonesboro Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Baptist church. She was born 8 May 1853, the daughter of John and Matilda Rinehart. She married David F. Mackey on 15 Apr 1875. She lived in Jonesboro except for eight years on a farm. She joined First Baptist Church in Jonesboro in January 1891. She had five children, all living, Annie Mackey, of Kankakee, John Mackey, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, Charles Mackey, of Fulton, Ky., Mrs. Stella Morgan, of Jewett, Ill., Mrs. Elmer Oder, of Murphysboro. She also left her husband, two brothers, Henry Rinehart and Marshall Rinehart, and two sisters, Sarah Rinehart and Annie wife of Samuel Morgan, of Ware.
John W. Shaddrick died 16 Apr 1913, aged 79 years, 3 months, 24 days, and was buried in Anna
Cemetery. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He joined the 120th Regiment during the Civil War. He left the following children, Mrs. J.C. Dewitt, of Anna and the Rev. J.D. Shaddrick, or Robinson.
James Hileman died. His sister-in-law, Mrs. John Hileman, of Portageville, Mo., arrived too late to
attend the funeral.
2 May 1913:
Sarah Musgrave, wife of Richard Musgrave, was found dead Thursday (1 May 1913?) in a chair in her
home on Morgan Street in Anna by a neighbor, Mrs. J.C. Sharp.
9 May 1913:
Mastin Rendleman died last Saturday (3 May 1913) at home in Makanda, Jackson County, aged 86
years. He was born in Union County, the son of Jacob Rendleman. Marshal Rendleman, of Jonesboro, was a brother. D.J. Rendleman, of Cairo, Alexander County, was a son.
Richard Sisk died Friday (2 May 1913) of tuberculosis at home in Reynoldsville, and was buried in Anna
Cemetery. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Mrs. Martha M. Corgan died Wednesday (7 May 1913) at home on the Fair Ground court of
tuberculosis, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was born 28 Aug 1858, in East Tennessee. She joined Jonesboro Baptist Church 26 years ago. She married on 26 Mar 1879, at Alto Pass, Walter J. Corgan. They had seven children. She left a husband, a mother, Mrs. Meacy Cole; one sister, Mrs. Della Hardin, of Murphysboro, Jackson County; and one daughter, Miss Lula Corgan.
Pearl May Halterman died Saturday (3 May 1913) at the home of her father, Jacob Halterman, on High
Street in Anna, of tuberculosis, aged 13 years, 3 months, 3 days, and was buried in Campground Cemetery. She was born near Campground Church. She left a father, stepmother, two sisters, and two brothers.
16 May 1913:
Jay Babcock died 6 May 1913, in San Antonio, Texas. He was the son of M. Babcock and used to live
Caroline (Shepard) Campbell died 5 May 1913, in Auburn, Calif., of tuberculosis, and was bured in
Anna Cemetery. Her funeral was at the home of R.H. Haynes in Anna. She was born 23 Jan 1874, and married Oscar T. Campbell.
Ed Andrews Moseley, also known as Ed Andrews, died Wednesday (14 May 1913) at home at 228
Biscoe St., Helena, Ark., aged 23 years, and was buried in Helena, Ark. He used to live in Jonesboro. He was a member of Pioneer Lodge A.O.C.W. at Helena. He left a wife, a child, a mother, a stepfather, Charles H. Andrews, three brothers, and two sisters. (See also 23 May 1913, issue.)
Frank Dobbins died Wednesday last week (7 May 1913) at Henrietta Hospital in East St. Louis, St. Clair
County, of typhoid fever, and was buried in St. Louis. He was a locomotive engineer for the Illinois Central and before that was the foreman of The Talk office in Anna. He left a wife and a sister, Mrs. D.N. McMamee, of Anna.
Annie (Carlock) Corbit died 10 May 1913, at home in Anna, aged 48 years. She was a member of the
Baptist Church. She left four children, three sisters, and one brother.
23 May 1913:
Paul A. Coleman died 15 May 1913, at the home of his mother, Nellie Coleman, of tuberculosis, aged 32
years, 2 months, 7 days, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery. He was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church. He left a wife and two children.
John Jasper was crushed to death yesterday (22 May 1913) after he fell into a bread mixture machine at
the hospital in Anna, aged 35 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was a baker, a member of the Knights of Pythias, and played in the hospital band. He left a wife, Sada (Townsend) Jasper, a son, and parents who lived in Springfield, Sangamon County.
30 May 1913:
Mattie (Spence) Meisenheimer died 25 May 1913, at Paducah, Ky., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
She was born 26 Feb 1869, in Anna. She joined the Methodist Church early in life. She married on 6 Jan 1885, Robert P. Meisenheimer. She was a sister of Mrs. Jean Hargrave, of Anna.
David S. Nusbaum died 28 May 1913, in Jonesboro, aged 91 years, and was buried in Jonesboro
Cemetery. His funeral was at Jonesboro First Baptist Church, where he was a member 60 years. He was a Sunday school teacher, a deacon of the church, licensed to preach in 1864, and ordained into the ministry in 1877. He was born 29 May 1822, in Canton, Ohio. He had a paralytic stroke two weeks ago and afterward only muttered in German. His father died at age 104 and his mother at age 102. He moved with his father to Iowa when a boy and came down the Mississippi River in a flat boat in 1839 to Willard’s Landing. His father came later and lived on a farm south of Jonesboro. He had a saw mill west of Jonesboro and moved to town in 1857 and established a wagon making industry. His shop was on West Broad Street. He married in February 1847 Mary M. Crowell, who died October 1876. They had five children, three of whom were living, Mrs. H.G. Machleith, with whom he lived, Dr. John L. Nusbaum, and Charles D. Nusbaum, all of Jonesboro. He married in 1878 Mrs. Polly A. Peak. They had one child, the wife of William D. Lyerle. He also left nine grandchildren and about nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Eliza (Rains) Pearce died 18 May 1913, aged 102 years, 3 months, 18 days. She was born in North
Carolina in 1811. She left 28 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
6 Jun 1913:
Addison W. Chase died in Scranton, Pa. He was born 15 May 1843, and was a brother of the late Charles
Chase, of Jonesboro. He was a soldier in the 52nd Pennsyvlania Infantry during the Civil War and a member of the Methodist Church. He was a locomotive engineer for Lackawanna Railroad for 60 years. He left four sons, all engineers for the same railroad. He was the uncle of Charles H. Chase and Mrs. George Barringer, of Jonesboro.
The mother of Elijah Dillow died at home south of Jonesboro and was buried Friday (30 May 1913) in St.
E.B. Wing was found dead in bed Tuesday (3 May 1913) east of Cobden from rheumatism and was
buried in Bethel Cemetery. He was a county commissioner and G.A.R. member.
Mary (Barringer) Crooks died 1 Jun 1913, at home in Denver, Colo., aged 26 years, 7 months, 18 days,
and was buried in Fairmont Cemetery in Denver. She was the third daughter of George and Belle (Bird) Barringer. She grew up in Jonesboro and graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1905. She married Nolan R. Crooks in Denver, Colo., five years ago. Her oldest sister, Georgia Collard, died in a gasoline explosion in the Southwest several years ago. She left a husband, a son, Robert Barringer; a brother, Polk Barringer, of Cairo, Alexander County; Tillie wife of J. Frank Karraker, of Cypress, Johnson County; a stepmother, three half sisters, Bessie Barringer, Grace Barringer, and Ruth Barringer; and one half brother, Paul Barringer.
John Craver died last Friday (30 May 1913) at home in Tarpon Springs, Fla., of apopleptic stroke. He
was born in Union County 53 years ago, the son of David Craver and the great-grandson of Michael Craver. He grew up on his father’s farm a few miles south of Jonesboro. Thirty years ago he moved to Florida. He was a Mason. He was the father of Mrs. Robert Williford. He left two other daughters, one brother, J.C. Craver, of Sutherland, Fla., and a second wife.
Mrs. Samuel C. Ferrill died 19 May 1913, at the home of her son, J.M. Winstead, at Wetaug, Pulaski
County. She was born 4 May 1837, in Tennessee, the daughter of George and Frances Black. She was a member of Limestone Baptist Church near Cobden for 50 years. She married in 1852 William E. Winstead and moved to Jonesboro in 1860. She moved to Cobden in 1863, where her husband was accidentally killed in 1864. She married Samuel C. Ferrill, of Cobden, in 1874 and he died in 1909. She left six children, 36 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, two brothers, one being G.M. Black, of Cobden; and two sisters.
13 Jun 1913:
Mrs. Fannie May Leyerle died 9 Jun 1913, at home on Green Street in Anna, and was buried in Anna
Cemetery. She was born 2 May 1862, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Oliver C. and Lucinda Brown. She joined Big Creek Baptist Church in 1867, but transferred her membership to the Baptist church in Anna. She married on 24 Sep 1890, J.L. Leyerle. They had three children, of whom two were living, Raymond Lee Leyerle and Hugh Lane Leyerle. (See also 27 Jun 1913, issue.)
20 Jun 1913:
Mrs. Harry Beaver died at the home of her father, Thomas Gettings, on the Jack Parmley place in the
bottoms nine miles northwest of Jonesboro, of exhaustion due to tuberculosis, aged 22 years.
Edward W. Moore died Tuesday (17 Jun 1913) at Murphysboro, Jackson County, of Bright’s disease. He
was superintendent of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad and had been taken to Mobile for treatment.
Loren Lence was dragged to death Wednesday (18 Jun 1913) by a mule after he got his foot caught in the
chain while plowing corn, aged 18 years, 10 days. He was the son of John Henry Lence, of five miles east of Dongola.
27 Jun 1913:
T.J. Keith died last Friday (20 Jun 1913) at St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo, Alexander County, aged nearly
70 years. He lived in Cairo since 1862. He left a wife, four sons, and one daughter. Elbert G. Keith is one son and used to have a hardware store in Anna. Captain Monroe C. Keith, of the U.S. Army is another son.
Cornwall W. “Corn” Ellis died 25 Jun 1913, at the home of his sister, Mrs. W.H. Willoughby, on Asylum
Avenue in Anna, from injuries received on 17 Apr 1913, from a hatchet by Mrs. Julia V. Harris, a woman lawyer, in Kansas City, Mo., aged 40 years, 2 months, 6 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna. She owned the barber shop where he was the head barber. She claimed that he knew she was ill and didn’t want her to die without him, so she had a pact to kill him and then commit suicide. He used to live in Anna and was a barber. He was a member of the Court of Honor. He left a wife and a son, Orland Ellis, of St. Louis. (See also 25 Apr 1913, 20 Jun 1913, 4 Jul 1913, and 25 Jul 1913, issues.)
Mrs. Julia V. Harris committed suicide after assaulting Cornwall Ellis.
4 Jul 1913:
David Fox died 29 Jun 1913, in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born 26 Apr 1846, in
Whitley Co., Ky., one of 12 children. He moved to a farm south of Anna in 1872 and the last 10 years lived in Anna. He left one brother, William Fox, and one sister, Mrs. Isaac Choate.
John Wood died Tuesday (1 Jul 1913) in Cairo, Alexander County, from the effects of the heat. He was a
brother of J.N. Wood, of Anna.
11 Jul 1913:
Joseph Russel Jarvis died 8 Jul 1913, at home near Cobden, aged 75 years, 8 months, 29 days. He was
born 9 Nov 1837, in Ellsworth, Maine, the son of Commodore Joseph R. Jarvis, of the U.S. Navy, and Mary P. Jarvis. He moved to Geneva, Ill., in October 1855 and opened a hardware business. He enlisted in Co. H, 15th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry and was the private orderly and dispatch carrier for Gen. Steele and was discharged June 1865. He began making cigars at Geneva and a few months later moved to Cobden and began fruit growing. He went to Chicago and engaged in commission business with John Gleason & Co., for two years. He then returned to Cobden with his mother and sister, Josephine Jarvis. He was a member of the G.A.R. and the Independent Church at Chicago and was a Democrat.
Henry Buckles died last Saturday (5 Jul 1913) at Carbondale, Jackson County, aged 101 years, 4 months.
He was born in North Carolina and came to Illinois with his parents in 1813.and located in Jackson County. He had nine children, five of whom were living. Thomas Joyce, of Campbell Hill, is now the oldest person in Jackson County and will be 102 on 1 Oct 1913.
Infant child of Arthur Hill died in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried Tuesday (8 Jul 1913) in
Alto Pass. The family used to live in Alto Pass.
Amelia (Tuttle) Harreld died 2 Jul 1913, in Alto Pass and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. She was
born 28 Jul 1838, in Towanda, Pa. She moved to Carbondale, Jackson County, in 1857 and married Cyrus Harreld in 1858. They settled on a farm in Union and Jackson counties. She joined Dutch Ridge Baptist Church, but left there when her husband and son, James, joined the Congregational Church. Two years ago she transferred back to the Baptist Church. She had five children, two of whom died in infancy. Her son, James Harreld, died over 20 years ago. She left two children, W.E. Harreld, of Alto Pass, and Mrs. D.W. Karraker, of Jonesboro, a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Addie Angell, of Adrian, Mich., and one brother, Henry Tuttle, of Litchfield.
18 Jul 1913:
Mrs. Tippy-Peeler died Sunday (13 Jul 1913) at home in Mill Creek, aged 86 years. She used to live in
Jonesboro. She left one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Chester.
Frank Walsh died 14 Jul 1913, at St. Louis, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was thrown from the
top of a freight car when two engines collided. He was married in Anna several years ago to Ruth Green, a sister, of Ben Green. He left a widow.
Infant son and firstborn child of James Dillow died Tuesday (15 Jul 1913).
Infant son of J.S. Staudt, of Lafayette, Ind., died Saturday (12 Jul 1913) at the home of Mrs. N.A. Brown
on Asylum Avenue in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
J.B. Shea, of Cairo, Alexander County, died last Monday (14 Jul 1913) at Anna State Hospital. His body
was sent to Cairo.
Eli Carl Brown died 1 Jul 1913, at home at 907 South Corona Street in Colorado Springs, Colo, of heart
disease, aged 62 years, 8 months, 26 days, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. He was born 4 Oct 1850, south of Jonesboro and married in 1879 Sarah Catherine Baker. He moved West in 1884 and lived in Colorado Springs for 17 years. He left a widow, five daughters, Mrs. Frank Myers, Mrs. Charles Richards, Mrs. August Brann, Mrs. William Robinson, and Miss Blanche Brown, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three brothers and four sisters, Dennis Brown and Mrs. Jasper Mowery, of Washington, James Brown, Watt Brown, Mrs. Evaline Dillow, Mrs. A.E. Dillow, and Mrs. John Lingle, all of Illinois.
25 Jul 1913:
Hughbert Edmond Staudt, son of J.S. Staudt, of Lafayette, Ind., died Saturday (19 Jul 1913) at the home
of his grandmother, Mrs. N.A. Brown, on Asylum Avenue in Anna, of dysenteria malaria, aged 3 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
Jesse E. Lentz died 17 Jul 1913, at home in Anna, aged 81 years, 5 months, 26 days, and was buried in
Anna Cemetery. He was born in Iredell Co., N.C., one of a family of nine sons and three daughters. He followed an emigrant wagaon to Jonesboro in 1851. He came without a trunk or satchel and only had the clothes on his back and 25 cents. In 1855 he went to the gold fields of California by rail to New Yorth and then by sea to California. He returned the same route in 1858. He married Sarah Brasnell in 1859. She was born near Market Dayton, England, and immigrated in 1848. They had no children. He started an implement business in 1879 and did blacksmithing, which he learned from Adam Cruse in Jonesboro. He retired because of ill health in 1884. He left a widow, two brothers and two sisters.
Frank Weiss died last Friday (18 Jul 1913) at the home of his father, William Weiss, at Alto Pass, after
being struck by a train on Wednesday (16 Jul 1913) at Alto Pass, aged bout 28 years. He was working as a stone mason for J.M. Coffman at Anna and went by train to Murphysboro, Jackson County, and then to Alto Pass. He left a widow and a small son.
1 Aug 1913:
Alfred Adams, of Springfield, Sangamon County, was killed by a train at Waukegan. He was an attorney
and had been involved in cases in Union County.
Samuel Kimmel died Monday (28 Jul 1913) at home near Wolf Lake, of appendicitis, aged 16 years, and
was buried in Morgan Cemetery. He was the only son of Peter Kimmel and one of five children.
Allen Reed died Monday (28 Jul 1913) in convulsions after being injured in a handcar collision last
Saturday (26 Jul 1913), and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery. He was the section foreman for the Iron Mountain Railroad and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Wolf Lake. He left a wife and two small children.
Milton Davidson died last Saturday (26 Jul 1913) at the Catholic Old Folks Home in St. Louis, aged
about 80 years, and was buried in St. Louis. He was born in Jonesboro. A few years ago he moved to the home in St. Louis. He left one son, W. Scott Davidson, of St. Louis.
8 Aug 1913:
Josephine (Sublett) Gray died in St. Louis, aged 57 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. Her
funeral was at the Presbyterian church in Anna. She was the daughter of Garret Sublett and married Fred Gray. She was related to Charles Sublett.
15 Aug 1913:
Charles Gunter died 8 Aug 1913, at McLeansboro, Hamilton County. He was a brother of Dr. M.A.
Gunter, of Ware.
Mrs. J.W. Roberson died 8 Aug 1913, at home in Wolf Lake, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.
She was a member of the Methodist Epsicopal Church. She left a husband, a telegraph operator for Iron Mountain Railroad at Wolf Lake.
Robert McCormick died Wednesday (13 Aug 1913) at Alto Pass and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.
He used to live in Jonesboro.
Silas Zwahlen died, aged 7 years, 3 months, 15 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. His funeral
was at the Lutheran church Friday (15 Aug 1913). He was the son of Chris Zwahlen and was run over by a lumber wagon his father was driving for Jonesboro Lumber & Supply Co. at North Main Street near the lumber yards. He left parents, a brother and sisters. (See also 22 Aug 1913, issue.)
Wiley Bevil died 9 Aug 1913, at home near Walnut Grove, aged 65 years, and was buried in Walnut
Grove Cemetery. He left nine children.
Mrs. Lucinda Green died 11 Aug 1913, at Warren Sanatarium and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. Her
funeral was at the Baptist church. She left three sisters, Mrs. M.J. Sumner, Mrs. Lavina Sadler, and Sarah Lamer.
22 Aug 1913:
Mrs. William Shryock died at Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, aged over 80 years. She was the mother of
H.W. Shryock, president of Carbondale State Normal University.
Charles Klutts died 21 Aug 1913, at home in Jonesboro, aged 86 years, 2 months, 15 days, and was
buried in Jonesboro Cemetery beside his wife, who died on 11 Jun 1912. His funeral was at the Lutheran church. He joined the Reformed Church in North Carolina. He enlisted in the 109th Regiment during the Civil War and was first lieutenant. He was a member of the G.A.R. He was born in Cabarrus Co., N.C., and came to Jonesboro in 1851 on horseback with less than $5. He was a sadler and harness maker. He returned to Cabarrus County and married on 26 Aug 1854, Sarah Dry, and brought her back to Jonesboro. In 1877 he retired, but became a partner in a milling business, which was later destroyed by fire. He left one brother in North Carolina and a number of nephews and nieces in several states. In his will he left $1,000 each to the Baptist, Methodist and Lutheran churches in Jonesboro. His home place and $1,000 was given to Miss Bettie Pender, his friend and housekeeper. (See also 29 Aug 1913, issue.)
Leo Cerney died at Illmo, Mo., and was buried Tuesday (19 Aug 1913) in Anna Cemetery. His funeral
was at the Lutheran Church. He left a widow, a mother, Mrs. Mary West, of Anna, and brothers.
29 Aug 1913:
Thomas Joyce died last week at home in Campbell Hill, Jackson County, aged 101 years, 10 months, 10
Infant daughter of Frank Womick died Sunday (24 Aug 1913) at home on Chestnut Street in Anna.
5 Sep 1913:
J.H. Gordon, of Chicago, Joshua Martin, of Cairo, Alexander County, and Alvey Grubbs, of Thebes,
Alexander County, were killed 28 Aug 1913, in an explosion at the black powder mill at Fayville, Alexander County. Six buildings were destroyed in the explosion. Gordon was the assistant superintendent.
Dr. E.E. Gordon was shot and killed Monday (1 Sep 1913) at Cairo, Alexander County, by Harvey R.
Fields. Fields claimed that Gordon had attacked his wife in his office when she went there for treatment. His defense was insanity at his trial in Cairo. Fields was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison. His attorney, P.E. Hileman, brought Fields’ 6-year-old son home to raise. The boy had a mother in Cairo. (See also 7 Nov 1913, 12 Dec 1913, 19 Dec 1913, and 26 Dec 1913, issues.)
James B. Hill died 29 Aug 1913, at Hale Sanitarium in Anna, and was buried at Ewing. He was born at
Ewing in 1844. He joined the army during the Civil War and was discharged for disability because of typhoid fever. He was married twice. He left three sons, Robert P. Hill, James J. Hill, of Benton, Franklin County, and William J. Hill, of St. Louis, and one daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Webb, of Ewing.
12 Sep 1913:
Mother of E.P. Anderson, of Anna, died last week at Council Bluffs, Iowa.
19 Sep 1913:
W.H. Bastin died Tuesday (16 Sep 1913), aged 66 years. He was born in 1846 in Alsace-Lorraine,
France. His father died in France when he was 8. He came to America on a ship with his mother and two sisters, bound for New Orleans. His mother died aboard and was buried at sea. The ship wrecked on the Island of St. Thomas in the West Indies. He and his sisters came to America, but he was placed in a Catholic school in St. Louis and never heard from his sisters again. He was the proprietor of the New Hundley Hotel in Carbondale, Jackson County. (See also 10 Oct 1913, issue.)
E. Walter Anderson died 13 Sep 1913, at home in Hot Springs, Ark., aged 53 years, 11 months, 13 days,
and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. His funeral was at the Baptist church. He was born in Union County, the son of the Rev. Preston Anderson, a Primitive Baptist Church minister. He married on 18 Apr 1880, at Mill Creek, Alice Lee. He moved from Jonesboro in February 1905 and two or three years later located at Hot Springs. He left a widow, three sons, Ed I. Anderson, Joseph W. Anderson, and Robert Anderson, and one daughter, Mary Ellen Anderson, all of Hot Springs, Ark.; three brothers, B.H. Anderson, of Jonesboro, Harrison Anderson, of Anna, and W.M. Anderson, of Piggot, Ark.; one sister, Mrs. Jane Palmer, of Kennett, Ark. (See also 17 Oct 1913, issue.)
Ward Corbit died Wednesday (17 Sep 1913) in Carbondale, Jackson County, of lockjaw, aged 12 years,
and was buried in Hall Cemetery. He was the son of C.M. Corbit.
26 Sep 1913:
The wife and infant of Lt. Thomas F. London were killed in the Philippine Islands by the Moros. They
used to live in Carbondale.
Two men were beaten to death Sunday (21 Sep 1913) at Benton, Franklin County, by foreign mine
workers at a dance. The state militia was called out.
Alexander J. Phipps died last Friday (19 Sep 1913) at Cairo, Alexander County, aged 73 years. He was
the father of Mrs. J.H. Pennock, of Jonesboro.
3 Oct 1913:
Harry McCormick was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday (30 Sep 1913) by his cousin, Willis
Leggans, while hunting near his home south of Alto Pass, aged 16 years. Leggans, about 16 years old, fled in a panic and has not been seen since.
William Flynn died Sunday (28 Sep 1913) at a hospital in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried
in Anna Cemetery.
10 Oct 1913:
Mrs. John O’Neal died last Saturday (4 Oct 1913) at home south of Jonesboro of heart disease, aged 62
years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Lutheran church. She left a husband and two brothers, George Dillow, of Mt. Carmel, and Charles Dillow, of Jonesboro.
17 Oct 1913:
Mrs. Harriet Spann died 16 Oct 1913, at home in Alto Pass, aged 75 years, 3 months, 29 days. Her
funeral was at the Congregational church. She joined the Baptist Church, but nearly 30 years ago became a charter member of the Congregational Church in Alto Pass. She fell on 11 Mar 1913, while coming down the stairs and injured her hip and never recovered. She was born and reared in Union County, the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Hess) Rendleman. She married Thomas M. Cox, who died in 1866, leaving her with five daughters. The youngest daughter died in infancy soon after her father and two others died soon after their marriage. She married again in 1875 to S.H. Spann, the first merchant in Alto Pass. She left six brothers, Harris Rendleman, of Anna, Henry Rendleman and John Rendleman, of Alto Pass, Joseph Rendleman, of Harrisburg, Lafayette Rendleman, of Murphysboro, and Frank Rendleman, of Chicago.; two daughters by her first husband, Mrs. M.E. Spann, of Alto Pass, and Mrs. Frank Planert, of Chicago; (See also 24 Oct 1913, issue.)
Alonzo Penninger died 8 Oct 1913, at Fort Crocket, Texas, of heart disease, and was buried in the
National Cemetery at Fort Crocket. He was born near Campground Church, the son of the late William Penninger. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
31 Oct 1913:
William C. Rich, Jr., died Thursday (30 Oct 1913) near Cobden, of tongue cancer, aged 62 years, and was
buried in Anna Cemetery. He was the son of John M. Rich. He was a lawyer, county superintendent of schools, sheriff, and postmaster at Anna. He left a wife, two sons, and a mother.
Jessie Winstead died Saturday (25 Oct 1913) enroute to a hospital in Cairo, aged 12 years. She was the
youngest daughter of Dr. M.L. Winstead, of Ullin, Pulaski County. She was crossing the Illinois Central tracks at Wetaug behind passenger train No. 22 and stepped in front of another switch engine. Her leg was cut off. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Winstead, daughter of John Schumacher, formerly of Anna, and sister of Mrs. Charles Henley, of Anna, was with her and was also injured.
John Bowman died at home near Taylorsville, aged 62 years. He had lived there more than 20 years and
his house was never cleaned. He never married.
7 Nov 1913:
John Turner died Thursday last week (30 Oct 1913), aged 20 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
He was crushed between two railroad cars at Murphysboro. He was a brakeman on the M & O Railroad. His mother, brothers and sisters used to live in Jonesboro near P.B. Turner.
William E. White died 19 Oct 1913, in Los Angeles, Calif., where he had lived 12 years. He left a wife,
the daughter of E. Kimmel, of Jonesboro, and two daughters.
Martha (Dewitt) Douglas was found dead last Saturday (1 Nov 1913) in her bed in Jonesboro, aged 71
years, 9 months, 3 weeks, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery beside her husband, Henry Douglas. Her granddaughter, whom she had raised, Lula Misenheimer, was at school at the time. She was born four miles south of Jonesboro, the daughter of John and Margaret Dewitt. She married on 16 Feb 1860, Henry Douglas, who died 14 Dec 1912. They had two children, Ida Douglas, who married H.J.L. Misenheimer and died February 1896, and Etta Douglas, who died in infancy. Mr. Misenheimer died a few days after Ida and left five children, Mattie Misenheimer, Lula Misenheimer, Grover Misenheimer, Jennie Misenheimer, and Douglas Misenheimer, all living. She also left two great-grandchildren.
Child of Harvey Hickam died of whooping cough, aged 2 months, and was buried Wednesday (5 Nov
1913) in Alto Pass Cemetery.
Anna Rich died 2 Nov 1913, at her home in Cobden, aged 85 years, 11 months, 27 days, and was buried
in Cobden Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Congregational church. She was born in Cambridge, England, and immigrated with her parents to America when she was 5. They settled in Illinois. She married on 7 Jan 1845, John M. Rich. She had eight children, six of whom were living. She also left 20 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchilddren.
14 Nov 1913:
Cyrus S. Freeman died 6 Nov 1913, at home near Preston, aged 82 years, 3 months, 12 days, and was
buried at Grand Tower, Jackson County, as he requested. He was born 24 Jul 1831, the son of John Freeman, who came to Illinois from New York in 1819 and settled near the mouth of the Big Muddy River in Union County. He lived most of his life within two miles of his birth. He was left an orphan at age 9. He joined the Baptist Church located near Parmley School near Preston, which disbanded some years ago. He was a Democrat. He married in 1858 Martha Jane Walker, who died in 1883. They had 15 children, of whom five were living, Belle C. Lindsey, A.B. Freeman, J.W. Freeman, Ollie Wilson, and Cyrus S. Freeman, Jr. He married on 6 Apr 1884, Lidia Lindsey. They had seven children, five of whom were living, Fulva Rumfelt, Lenora Unger, Lulu Freeman, Bryan Freeman, and Dewey Freeman. The last three lived at home. He left a widow, 10 children, 21 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
21 Nov 1913:
Mrs. W.L. Deahl, of Memphis, Tenn., died and her funeral was Sunday (16 Nov 1913) at Mounds,
Pulaski County. Mrs. Diana B. Kroh, of Anna, was her sister.
Son of Paul Propst died of brain fever, aged 2 years, and was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Pulaski
County. Eli Mowery, of Wetaug, Pualski County, was his grandfather. His father was seriously ill at the home of his parents in Jonesboro, Ark., and unable to attend the funeral. (See also 19 Dec 1913, issue.)
Philip Washington Hileman died 18 Nov 1913, at home in Anna of heart trouble, and was buried in Anna
Cemetery. his funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church. He was born 3 Oct 1846, northeast of Anna, the son of Jacob and Tina Hilemam. He married on 18 Oct 1868, Alice Goddard. They had three children. He married in 1889 Susan Chandler. He left a widow, two sons, Henry F. Hileman, of Centralia, and Harry C. Hileman, of Anna; four brothers, John Hileman, George Hileman, and Charles Hilemanm, of Anna, and Watson Hileman, of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Stabb, of Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. Cal Lingle died Wednesday (19 Nov 1913) after an operation for a strangulated hernia. She lived
south of Jonesboro.
28 Nov 1913:
John M. Stokes died at home in Carbondale, Jackson County, and was buried in Hall Cemetery near Lick
Creek. He died of injuries from a railroad accident. He left two brothers, Don Stokes, of Mill Creek, and J.T. Stokes, of Lick Creek, and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Howerton, of Mt. Pleasant.
Mrs. Theresia Bauer died 23 Nov 1913, at the home of her daughter, Annie Bartruff, south of Jonesboro,
of a paralytic stroke, aged 67 years, 10 months, 3 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery. Her funeral was at Ebenezer Church. She left four daughters, Mrs. Annie Batruff, Mrs. Mary Bartruff, Mrs. Hannah Roberts, all of Union County, and Mrs. Theresia LaRosh, of Pekin.
5 Dec 1913:
Cyrus M. Tripp died, aged about 70 years. His funeral was last Sunday (30 Nov 1913) at Cobden. He
was born and reared west of Jonesboro. He was a Civil War veteran. Millie McElhannon, who was in school at Linwood College in St. Charles, Mo., was his granddaughter.
Mary Turner died last Monday (1 Dec 1913), aged over 80 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
She lived just west of Jonesboro. She left two sons and one daughter.
Nancy B. Hacker died 29 Nov 1913, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.A. Kelley, in Jonesboro, of old
age, aged over 80 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was a member of the Lutheran church in Jonesboro and a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She lived in Jonesboro 70 years. She was the daughter of Henri Dishon, a merchant in Jonesboro. Her father was born in France and came to America with his parents when a child. He lived in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee, where he married. He moved to Missouri, to Clinton, Ill., and then to Jonesboro about 1844. He died in 1850s after getting sick in New Orleans. He lost several thousand dollars and was probably drugged and then robbed. She was 10 when her father came to Jonesboro. She married when 16 in December 1851, Henry C. Hacker, a physician, who died in April 1880. Another suiter, the favorite of her father, was urged by him to ride from Missouri to make one final appeal for her hand in marriage. They lived in a stately mansion on the hill where she entertained Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, a friend of her father-in-law, Col. John S. Hacker and his sons, William Hacker and Henry Hacker. After her husband died she took in boarders and taught school in Jonesboro. She was appointed postmaster in Jonesboro by Pres. Cleveland. She left five children, Kittie wife of W.A. Kelley, Douglas D. Hacker, Zada wife of William L. Wiggins, William A. Hacker, and Daniel Hacker, who lived somewhere in the South and could not be reached.
Ernest A. Spann died 20 Nov 1913, at home in Apple Valley, Beaumont, Calif., of lung trouble, aged 43
years, 9 months, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Beaumont, Calif. He was the youngest son of the late S.H. Spann. He went to Arizona for his health. He married at Pomona, Calif. He was a railroader, telegraph operator, and fruit grower. He was a member of the Congregational Church. He left a widow and one son aged 6 or 8 years.
Margaret Ellen Boren died 25 Nov 1913, at the home of her parents near Alto Pass, of bronchial croup,
aged 10 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Congregational church. She was the daughter of L.M. Boren. She also left four sisters and two brothers.
12 Dec 1913:
An unknown male body was found drowned 4 Dec 1913, in Goodman Ditch in the bottoms, aged about
30 years. He was 5 feet eight inches and weighed 170 pounds.
Peter Stauder died Monday (8 Dec 1913) at the State Hospital in Anna, aged 76 years. Twelve years ago
he donated a bell to St. Peter’s Cathedral in Belleville, where he used to live, with the understanding that the donor’s name would not be made public until after his death. He asked that the bell be towed ever half hour during his funeral.
Mary F. McDermott died 5 Dec 1913, in Winfield, Kan., and was buried in Anna Cemetery. Her funeral
was at the Presbyterian church. She was born on a farm north of Anna in 1851 and worked several years before her marriage at the state hospital. She was a member of the Anna Eastern Star. She was the sister of John W. Dillow, of Anna.
19 Dec 1913:
Angus Leek died Saturday (13 Dec 1913), aged about 60 years. He was a lawyer in Cairo, Alexander
County, and never married.
26 Dec 1913:
Widow of J.G. Stegmiller, of south of Jonesboro, died Tuesday (23 Dec 1913) at Anna State Hospital,
aged over 80 years, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery. She had been a charge of Kornthal Church for years.
Charles Freid died 12 Dec 1913, at Fort Covigdar, Manilla, Philippine Islands, aged 34 years, 1 month, 8
days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery Friday (20 Feb 1914). He was born 4 Nov 1879, in Cobden. He enlisted in 1912 in Company 161, 11th Infantry at San Francisco, Calif. He left a sister, Julia Fried, and a mother, Elizabeth Fried, of Cobden, (See also 27 Feb 1914, issue)
2 Jan 1914:
Thomas Lence died Wednesday last week (24 Dec 1913) at home east of Anna, of dropsy and heart
trouble, aged 82 years, and was buried Christmas Day in Ebenezer Cemetery near Lick Creek. He left a widow.
Arley Emory, of Alto Pass, died last Friday (26 Dec 1913) at St. Andrew’s Hospital in Murphysboro,
Jackson County, from injuries received Wednesday (24 Dec 1913) trying to board a passenger train at Pomona, Jackson County, aged 24 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.
Roy C. Shepard died east of Anna, aged 21 years, and was buried Wednesday (24 Dec 1913) in Anna
Cemetery. His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.
Harrison Sadler died recently and was buried in Casper Cemetery. He lived two miles north of Jonesboro
and left a family.
Abel W. Robinson died 29 Dec 1913, at home on Washington Street in Anna, and was buried in Anna
Cemetery. He was born 19 Feb 1833, in Iredell Co., N.C. He was a Mason for 50 years. He moved to Jonesboro in 1855 when the Illinois Central was building its lines and later moved to Anna. He enlisted in the army in 1861, but was excused due to illness in his family. He was a contractor and mechanic. He build the courthouse in Kennet, Mo., and the Palmer Hotel in Paducah, Ky. He had 12 children. He left a widow and eight children, Mrs. D.W. Grear, of Anna, Mrs. Wilkes Ridgeway, of Sheridan, Wyo., Mrs. Charles Shock, of Springdale, Mont., Mrs. J.D. Siebert, of Lincoln, Mrs. H.R. McLaughlin, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, John Robinson, Sam Robinson, and Earl “Dick” Robinson, all of Anna; 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, the child of Mrs. Norma (Grear) Kimmel, of Lincoln.
Emily J. Wilson died 27 Dec 1913, at home south of Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. Her
funeral was at the Baptist church in Anna. She was born 8 Jun 1845, in Brown Co., Ohio. She married Jacob F. Wilson, on 7 Nov 1861, at Aberdeen, Ohio. She joined the church in Ohio at age 14. In June 1885 she joined a Baptist church near Elkville, Jackson County, in the Nine Mile Association. In 1891 she joined the Baptist church in Anna. She had nine children. She left five sons, two daughters, and nine grandchildren.
Infant daughter of Prof. C.A. McGinnis died Monday (29 Dec 1913) and was buried at Reevesville. She
was born 25 Dec 1913.
16 Jan 1914:
Mrs. W.J. McDearmon, of Trenton, Tenn., died 19 Nov 1913.