Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1914

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

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.

Mattie E. Smith died yesterday (15 Jan 1914) at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born 7 Sep 1857, near Poplar Bluff, Mo., the daughter of Exum Chapman Scott, a county judge.  Her parents died within two months in 1865 and she went to Jonesboro to live with her uncle, John Grear.  She joined the Baptist church in 1878.  She married on 19 Mar 1885, James B. Smith.  They moved to Alto Pass where her husband died in 1890.  Two sons died in infancy.  About 1892 she moved back to Jonesboro to live with her uncle.  She left one son and daughter-in-law, Virgil and Emma Smith, of Anna, a twin sister, Nettie wife of Willard Walker, of Jonesboro, another sister, Mrs. Sophronia Blackstone, of St. Louis, and one brother, T.J. Scott, of Portia, Ark.  (See also 23 Jan 1914, issue.) 

Alice (Craver) Freeman died 14 Jan 1914, at home in Jonesboro, aged 58 years, 2 months, 10 days, and

was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church, where she was a member.  She was born in California, the daughter of Daniel Craver.  In 1887 she came to Jonesboro to live with her uncle and aunt, James Craver and Malinda Craver.  She married on 24 Oct 1912, John T. Freeman, of Jonesboro.  She contracted the measles two years ago and never fully recovered.

Lizzie (Adams) File died 14 Jan 1914, at home on Heacock Street, Jonesboro, of grip and pneumonia,

aged 59 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born in the eastern part of Union County and married A.M. File in 1882.  She left a husband, two daughters, Mrs. E.N. Griffiths, of Kankakee and Mrs. F.L. Edtham, of California, and one son, Bert E. File, of San Francisco, Calif.  (See also 30 Jan 1914, issue.)

Thomas C. Logan, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, was shot in the head and killed Tuesday (13 Jan

1914) in the Big Four Railroad Yard at Cairo, Alexander County, aged 42 years, by William “Will”  or “Russell” Wilson, a coal miner from Centralia, Marion County.  Wilson was an escaped convict from a penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio, where he was serving a sentence for murdering another railroad detective.  He was investigating wholesale brass robbery and was interrogating Wilson when he shot him.  He was the son of W.M. Logan and a nephew of Gen. John A. Logan and Col. T.M. Logan, of Murphysboro.  He was a special officer for the Mobile & Ohio Railroad.  He left a widow and child.  Wilson was sentenced to hang on 24 Apr 1914, but escaped with 17 other prisoners from the jail in Cairo.  He was later shot and killed in Poplar Bluff, Mo., 14 May 1915.  (See also 6 Feb 1914, 27 Feb 1914, 13 Mar 1914, 3 Apr 1914, and 21 May 1915, issues.)

John F. Higgins died Saturday (10 Jan 1914) at DuQuoin.  He served one term in the state senate.

Mrs. James (Hagler) Messamore died 10 Jan 1914, one mile north of Alto Pass, of rheumatism of the

heart, aged 63 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  She was found dead outside her yard.  She would have been 64 years old in April 1914.  She joined Dutch Ridge Baptist Church early in life.  She left a husband, four sons, one daughter, and several grandchildren.  Harry Messamore was a son.

 

23 Jan 1914:

John Robert Thomas, of Muskogee, Okla., was killed Monday (19 Jan 1914) by an escaping convict at

the penitentiary at McAlester, Okla., aged 65 years.  He was born in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County.  He was the youngest man in the army during the Civil War to hold the rank of captain.  He studied law with Judge Crawford in Jonesboro and then moved to Metropolis.  In 1880 he was elected to Congress as a Republican.  He was later appointed district judge in Oklahoma.

Mrs. Emily Rich died 18 Jan 1914, at the home of her son-in-law, Fred Mangold, north of Cobden, of

paralysis.

 

6 Feb 1914:

W.F. Johnson, of Ullin, Pulaski County, was killed a year ago by an Illinois Central train running 40

miles per hour with no light and no warning bell.  His widow was awarded $8,000.

Miss Vay Sane died following an illegal operation given by Dr. W.G. White, of Jonesboro, aged 19

years.  He was arrested by the Jackson County sheriff.  Her father was a farmer 14 miles northwest of Murphysboro.  Her name is also recorded as Fay Zane.  A grand jury refused to indict Dr. White in March 1914 (see 20 Mar 1914, issue).

George Leeb died in St. Louis and was buried Friday (23 Jan 1914) in Anna Cemetery.  He was a

telephone line man and was killed when a live wire fell on him.  He married the daughter of L.F. Campion, of Cairo, Alexander County.

Hugh Bernard Kinney died Wednesday (4 Feb 1914) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R.E. Cahill, in

Mound City, Pulaski County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

20 Feb 1914:

Nellie (Mangold) Chilson died Wednesday last week (11 Feb 1914) at home in Rosenberg, Ore.  She

married B.F. Chilson in Cobden 15 years ago.  She was a sister of C.A. Mangold and W.C. Mangold, of Anna.  She left a husband and three sons.

Ed Stoker died last Sunday (8 Feb 1914) at home in Makanda, Jackson County, of grip, aged 55 years. 

He was a deputy game warden.

Walter Verble died 13 Feb 1914, at home on Casey Street, Anna, of pneumonia, aged 64 years, 6 months,

27 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was born 16 Jun 1849, near Dongola and married in 1879 Mrs. D.E. Brown.  He was a carpenter.  He left one brother, Adam Verble, and a widow.

 

27 Feb 1914:

Anna (Kimmel) Trees died recently at home near Dallas, Texas, aged 82 years.  She was born in Union

County and moved to Texas in 1845.  She and Crawford Trees were the first couple married in Dallas County on 22 Jul 1846.  He died 31 Jan 1889.  Their nearest neighbor after they married as 20 miles away and the next neighbor was 75 miles away.  She left several children.

Mrs. James Choate died Friday (20 Feb 1914) in Metropolis, Massac County.  She was an aunt of Mrs.

Houston J. Holloman.

Miza Ann Pelley died last Sunday (22 Feb 1914) at home in Anna of heart attack, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Catholic church.  She was born 11 Apr 1864, west of Jonesboro, the daughter of the late George W. Crowell.  She married on 4 Apr 1893, Cornelius Pelley, who was accidentally killed at the crusher on 25 Nov 1907.  She left two sons and two daughters.  Relatives attending the funeral were Joe Pelley and wife and Thomas Pelley, of Illmo, Mo., John Pelley, of Fulton, Ky., Patrick Pelley and Ollie Garrott and wife of Carbondale, Jackson County, and a nephew, John Hileman, of Seattle, Wash.

Donald Adams died at Hale Sanitarium in Anna, from injuries received in a gasoline explosion at home a

couple weeks ago, aged 18 years, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  He was the son of Thomas Adams, of Wolf Lake.

Son of William Foster died, aged 9 months, and was buried Monday (23 Feb 1914) in Alto Pass

Cemetery.  Lovonia Foster was called to their home on Monday.

 

6 Mar 1914:

Christian Burke killed 30 Nov 1913, at Elco, Alexander County, by William Lampe, who was sentenced

to 21 years in the penintentiary.  He left a widow.

Mary E. Rendleman died yesterday (5 Mar 1914) of pneumonia, mumps, and whooping cough, aged 19

years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She was born at the old Rendleman home just north of Jonesboro, the daughter of D.H. Rendleman.  She was graduated from Union Academy in 1912 and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.  She left one sister, Mrs. I.O. Karraker, of Jonesboro; six half sisters, Mrs. Cora King, Mrs. Zoe Lewis, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Edith Mesler, of Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Daisy Skadden, of Waco, Neb., Mrs. Clara Sams, of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Mrs. Mertha McCormack, of University Place, Neb.; one half brother, W. Arthur Rendleman, of Narrows, Ore.  (See 13 Mar 1914, issue)

Carl Conyer died Friday (27 Feb 1914) of pneumonia, aged 6 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. 

His funeral was at the Christian church in Anna.  He was the son of Everett Conyer.

John H. Boswell died 27 Feb 1914, of pneumonia at home in Anna, aged 75 years, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Christian church in Anna.  He was born in Union County and married on 24 Jan 1863, Lucy A. Major.  He was captian of Co. E, 109th Regiment during the Civil War.  He was a member of the G.A.R.  He taught school, was a farmer, justice of the peace and township treasurer east of Anna.  He left a widow, two sons, Charles J. Boswell and John E. Boswell.

Mrs. Georgiana Zeralda Smith died at Cairo, Alexander County, and was buried Monday (3 Mar 1914) in

Anna Cemetery.  She was a cousin of George C. Parks, of Anna.  She left a daughter in Cairo and a son in Birmingham, Ala.

Dr. J.K. Simmons died 2 Mar 1914, at a hospital in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, and was buried in

Kell.  He was born 2 Mar 1885, on a farm near Kell, Ill.  He studied medicine in St. Louis and married Mabel Johnson, of Mt. Vernon. They came to Alto Pass in January 1913 and he became ill.  He entered Bondurant Hospital, then went to a hospital in Mt. Vernon, and then to St. Louis.  He was a Mason  and a member of Panther’s Fork Baptist Church.  (See also 13 Mar 1914, issue.)

13 Mar 1914:

Albert Fred Beisswingert died 7 Mar 1914, aged 56 years, 2 months, and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery beside his wife. He and Elias Allman, aged 56 years, both intoxicated, fought at Bittle & Abernathie’s restaurant in Wolf Lake Friday (27 Feb 1914).  The doctor said he died from acute alcoholism, but the coroner’s inquest said he died from blows received from Allman.  He was born 7 Feb 1858, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the oldest son of the late Ed Beisswingert.  When 21 he married Margarite Bell, who died in Jonesboro on 24 Nov 1884.  They had three children, of whom a daughter died and two sons reached manhood.  He left one son, Victor Beisswingert, a tailor in Columbia, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Steger, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Mrs. John Magda, of Jackson, Tenn., and Mrs. Emma Massey, of St. Louis; three brothers, Henry Beisswingert, of Illmo, Mo., Ed Beisswingert, of Mounds, Pulaski County, and Victor Beisswingert, of Ullin, Pulaski County; and a mother, aged 83 years, of Illmo, Mo.

Elizabeth Davis died 6 Mar 1914, near Anna, aged 76 years, 11 months, 1 day, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  She was born 5 Apr 1837, in Dyersburg, Tenn.  She left one sister who lived with her two miles southeast of Anna.

 

20 Mar 1914:

David Horrell died last Friday (13 Mar 1914) at home near Beech Ridge from injuries from a fall from a

freight train leaving Cairo, aged 21 years.

William Davis and Frank Utnage died at a hospital in Cairo, Alexander County.  They were both middle

aged men and neither left a family. They were injured in a powder mill explosion at Fayville, Alexander County.

 

27 Mar 1914:

Julia Davis died 24 Mar 1914, at home in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 87 years, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery this afternoon.  She was the mother of former sheriff, Frank E. Davis, of Cairo.  Two of her children, Willie Emerald Davis and Mary Clotilda Davis, were buried in Jonesboro Cemetery in 1859.

George W. Day died 23 Mar 1914, at home in Jonesboro, of a cancer on his face, aged 58 years, 3

months, 26 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 27 Nov 1855, in Dixon Springs, Tenn., the sixth of ten children born to Henry D. and Martha (Kerley) Day.  They moved to Arkansas in 1859 and to Union County in 1861.  His father died on a farm near Anna in 1881 and his mother died in Jonesboro in 1911, aged 90 years.  He moved to Jonesboro with his mother, his widowed sister, and her three children, Frank Hess, Helen Hess, and Edith Hess, after his father died.  He built a residence on Heacock Street.  He was a Mason.  He served as deputy sheriff for four years, was elected sheriff in 1896, served as mayor of Jonesboro, alderman, and member of the board of education.  He was manager of Jonesboro Lumber & Supply Co. and farmed 300 acres in the bottoms.  He joined the Methodist church at Jonesboro three years ago.  W. Scott Day, who died about two years ago in California was an older brother.  He left two brothers, John W. Day, of Crystal Springs, Miss., and Henry B. Day, of Greenville, Miss.; and three sisters, Mrs. Amanda Davis, of Castie, Okla., Mrs. Dorthula J. Hess, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. Lou Bean, of near Anna.

Ed Hoffman died 31 Dec 1914, at Ft. Worth, Texas, aged 53 years, after he was injured on 30 Dec 1913,

by falling timber.  He grew up in Jonesboro and married Miss Gearhart.  He lived in St. Louis and was a member of the International Association of Bridge and Structure Iron Workers.  His family was not notified of his death until a letter from his brother in Iowa was received in Texas.  He left two daughters, Emma H. Hoffman, of Geneva, Ill., and Kate Berry, of Los Angeles, Calif.; an older brother, Peter Hoffman, of Iowa City, Iowa; a sister, Mrs. Louisa Smith, of Jonesboro.

Lucinda Misenhimer died 23 Mar 1914, at home seven miles south of Jonesboro, and was buried in St.

John’s Cemetery.  She was born 5 Apr 1832, in Union County, the daughter of Christopher W. and Nancy (Lence) Keller.  She married Alfred Misenhimer, who died 20 years ago.  She had one child, a son, who died young.  A granddaughter of her husband’s first wife, Mrs. Ira Lingle, lived with her and her husband managed the farm.

Richard Hoyle died Tuesday (24 Mar 1914) of pneumonia.

 

3 Apr 1914:

Simeon P. Hiller died last Friday (27 Mar 1914) at Herrin, Williamson County, aged 74 years.  He used

to live near Makanda, Jackson County.  He left a 78-year-old brother.  He was the uncle and great-uncle of Mrs. W. R. S. Reynolds and her daughter, Alma Reynolds.

H. S. Bellows died last Friday (27 Mar 1914) at his home at Beech Ridge of pneumonia, aged 45 years. 

He used to have a barber shop in Anna.  He left two sons, Clyde Bellows and Norman Bellows, of Anna.

 

10 Apr 1914:

Hester M. Smith died Tuesday (7 Apr 1914) at home in Mound City, Pulaski County, aged 63

years.  She served 24 years as Pulaski County superintendent of schools and in 1912 was   elected Illinois grand matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Ottaway “Doc” Newbold died last week at home near New Burnside, Johnson County, aged 63

years.  He lived in Union County in his youth.

Harrison Hileman died last week at the home of a son in Missouri, aged 66 years, and was

buried in Kimmel Cemetery west of Jonesboro.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.  He was born in Union County, the son of Henry Hileman.  He married the daughter of George W. Crowell, who is dead.  He left several children.

Armstead Butler died 5 Apr 1914, at the home of his son, D. M. Butler, in Ware, of cancer,

aged 69 years, 10 months, 1 day, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 4 Jun 1845, in Crittenden Co., Ky.  He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  He moved to Jonesboro in 1886.  His wife died in Jonesboro in 1892.  He left four sons, Walter Butler, of Memphis, Tenn., Edward Butler, Dallas M. Butler, and Charles Butler, all of Union County, one daughter, Mrs. E. A. Frick, of Jonesboro; and one brother, A. G. Butler, of Salem, Ky.

William Rinehart died last Saturday (4 Apr 1914) in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, aged 63

years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  He was born in Union County.  He left several children, sisters, brothers, and a widow.

Sarah (Brasenell) Lentz died Tuesday (7 Apr 1914) at home on Morgan Street, Jonesboro.  She

had a stroke of apoplexy on Saturday (4 Apr 1914) while on the way to the cemetery with her sister, Mrs. A. J. Bissel.  She was born 6 Jul 1839, in Shropshire, England, the daughter of Andrew and Martha Brasenell and came to America when 7.  She married on 10 Dec 1859, Jesse Lentz, who died last July.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  She left three sisters, Fannie Eaves and Mrs. A. J. Bissel, of Anna, and Mrs. Thomas Brasenell, of near Kansas City, Mo.

Isaac Crabtree died at Cairo, Alexander County, after being knocked from a ladder at Mounds, Pulaski

County, last Monday (6 Apr 1914)  He lived in Anna and was a member of the Christian Church, Knights of Pythias, and Modern Woodmen of America lodges.

William Martin died 3 Apr 1914, at home in Alto Pass, aged 78 years, 5 months, 11 days, and was buried

in Alto Pass Cemetery.  He was born in 1835 in New York.  His parents died when he was young and he went to sea at the age of 14.  He sailed around the world three times.  He served in the Navy during the Civil War and was a pensioner.  He married 27 years ago Mrs. Mary Standard, the oldest daughter of the late S. H. Spann.  He joined the Congregational Church about 27 years ago.  He settled on a farm west of Alto Pass.  He married Elizabeth Emery, who died about 30 years ago.  He had five children.  A son died a few years ago.  He left four daughters, Mrs. McMahon, of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Belle Gower, of Carbondale, Jackson County, Mrs. Mary Carter, of Mt. Glen, and Mrs. Amy Rushing, of Alto Pass.

James Woods died 4 Apr 1914, at home in Alto Pass, of consumption, and was buried in Alto Pass

Cemetery.  He used to live on a farm east of Alto Pass.  He was a merchant in Murphysboro, Jackson County and a member of the Baptist Church.  He left a wife and several children.

 

17 Apr 1914:

Stephen Byrd died 12 Apr 1914, at home one mile west of Jonesboro, aged 73 years, 2 days, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born in Jackson, Mo., and moved to Jonesboro about 1880.  He was a laborer.  His first wife died quite a number of years ago.  He left a widow and nine children, John Byrd, William Byrd, Dolph Byrd, and Mabel Byrd, of Jonesboro, Charles Byrd, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mamie Byrd, Lou Byrd, and Alice Byrd, of Chicago.

William Bauscher died and his funeral was at Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He was the uncle of Mrs.

Claude Henson.

Robbie Hawkins McCann died Friday (10 Apr 1914) at home on Asylum Avenue, Anna, of whooping

cough and measles, aged 7 years, 11 months, 18 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was the son of W. D. McCann.

Elizabeth J. (Settlemoir) Simmerman died 10 Apr 1914, at home east of Anna, of liver and kidney

trouble, and was buried in the cemetery near Trinity Church four miles east of Anna.  She was born 16 Jan 1856, in Union County.  She joined Trinity United Evangelical Church nine years ago.  She married in 1874 A. J. Hall.  They had six children, five of whom were living.  She married in January 1888 C. C. Simmerman.  They had seven children, six of whom were living.  She also left three brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Maude Travis died 11 Apr 1914, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Saphronia Simmerman, aged 26

years, 8 months, 10 days, and was buried in Trinity Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Trinity Church four miles east of Anna.  She married on 3 Jul 1909, Thomas Travis.  They had two children; a daughter died a few years ago.  She left a husband, baby, mother, one sister, and two brothers.

 

24 Apr 1914:

Mrs. Nellie Russel died Sunday (19 Apr 1913) at Anna State Hospital.  There was a coroner’s inquest.

 

1 May 1914:

William H. Williams died 23 Apr 1914, at home near Newark, Ohio, aged 75 years.  He lived in Dongola

in 1866 and 1867 and married there Mary C. Hilboldt, a sister of Edward Hilboldt, of Dongola, and J. Henry Hilboldt, of Jonesboro.  He moved to Ohio in 1874 to take charge of his father’s farm.  He left a widow, two sons, and a married daughter.

Mrs. Francis M. Reed died Saturday (25 Apr 1914) at Afton, Okla., and was buried Monday (26 Apr

1914) in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She lived for many years on the Reed farm near Ware.  She left a husband, two sons, a daughter, Mrs. L. H. Storm, two sisters, Mrs. Robert Goodman, of Ware, and Mrs. Caroline Norman, of Cobden.

Robert Shinnick died last Friday (24 Apr 1914) at home in St. Louis, aged 80 years.  He was a contractor

in building Anna State Hospital.  He left three sons and two daughters.

John Dodd, of Gatewood, Mo., died.  He was a half brother of Taylor Dodd and a member of the G.A.R. 

He used to lived in Union County.

John Y. Turner died last Sunday (26 Apr 1914) in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 90 years, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery beside his wife.  He moved to Cairo in 1856 and was a contractor.  He married 40 years ago Bettie Sams, of Jonesboro, a sister of Rice Sams.  He left a son and three sisters in Philadelphia, Pa.  His oldest sister was 101 years old.

William Edgar Owen died 4 May 1914, at home two miles southeast of Anna, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  He was born 21 Oct 1869.  He was a member of Hiawatha Lodge I.O.O.F.  He left two sons and two daughters.

Clarence K. Parks died 30 Apr 1914, at home in Chicago of Bright’s disease, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  His funeral was at the chapel in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 29 Aug 1851, at Jonesboro, the son of L. K. and Amira Sibyl Parks.  He was a druggist in Anna a number of years.  He married on 29 Oct 1874, Rebeckah Bugg.  His wife was in Denver, Colo., when he died.  He left two children, Sibyl Parks Walton, of Chicago, and Henry Parks, of Tacoma, Wash., and two brothers, George C. Parks, of Anna, and John Parks, of Alto Pass. 

 

15 May 1914:

Jasper N. Smith died Monday (11 May 1914) from injuries from a fall from a wagon.  He married on 2

Oct 1887, Mary J. Hess.  He left a widow and six children.  He was a brother-in-law of Harry Piersol, of Memphis, Tenn., and of Jacob Treece, of Freeburg.

Mrs. Louise I. Crowell died 6 May 1914, at the home of her daughter, Alice Crowell, in St. Louis, aged

66 years, 2 months, 23 days,  and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She left two daughters and two sons.

 

22 May 1914:

The father of the Rev. William L. Burger died last Thursday (14 May 1914) in Louisville, Ky., aged

about 65 years.

Julia E. Searle died Sunday (17 May 1914) at ther home of her sister, Mrs. Willis M. Mangold, in

Jonesboro, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She was stricken with apoplexy while reading her Bible on Thursday (14 May 1914).  She was born 8 Aug 1841, in Chester, Randolph County, the oldest daughter of Robert H. Blick.  She grew up in Jonesboro and Anna.  She married on 29 Jan 1856, J. Q. C. Searle and moved to Topeka, Kan., then to Chicago, where he died in January 1900.  She was a Methodist, but became a devoted member of the Christian Scientist Church in Chicago.  She left two sisters, Mrs. Willis M. Mangold and Mrs. Susan Hogg, of St. Louis, and one brother, Charles S. Blick, of Anna.

Charles T. Gattinger died 19 May 1914, aged 30 years, 8 months, 11 days, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  He was the son of the late John Gattinger.  He was a Mason.  He left a widow, a mother, and a brother.  He was also a nephew of Joseph Gatinger, of Prescott, Ark., and a cousin of Mrs. Edith (Gattinger) Mineus, of Piggot, Ark., and Dr. Cleve Otrich, of Belleville. (See also 29 May 1914, issue.)

 

29 May 1914:

T. J. Eddleman died Monday (25 May 1914) at home in Dongola, aged 74 years.  He moved to DuQuoin

30 years ago and entered the mercantile business.  He left a widow, one daughter, and four sons.

Joseph Wanstreet was killed last Saturday (23 May 1914) at Murphysboro, Jackson County, when a steel

tile weighing 16,000 pounds fell on him from a flat car of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad.  He was an train engineer.

D. J. Dillow died Tuesday (26 May 1914) at home in Dongola, aged 64 years, and was buried in St.

John’s Cemetery.  He was born near Dongola.  He retired from business in Dongola about a year and a half ago because of ill health.  He was a Mason and a member of the Lutheran Church.  He left a widow, three daughters, Mrs. W. O. Brown, of Jonesboro, Gail Dillow, age 7, and Ara Dillow, age 6; and a son, Leo J. Dillow, a lieutenant in the army at Texas City, Texas.

Eliza J. Grey died Sunday (24 May 1914) at Grey Hotel in Jonesboro of heart disease, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist church.  She was born 16 Mar 1857, in Grayson Co., Ky., the daughter of L. R. Clark.  She married on 1 Jan 1881, S. J. Grey.  They moved to Jonesboro a few years ago.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  She left an aged mother, two brothers, W. S. Clark and John G. Clark, of Litchfield, Ky., a husband, and one sister, Mrs. Cornelia Henson, of Batesville, Ark.

John Cline and his 3-year-old son were killed at Marion, Williamson County, when their automobile was

struck by a Burlington freight train.  He was a druggist in Marion.  His wife was a daughter of W. H. Eubanks.

Elsie M. Browne died last Saturday (23 May 1914) at a hospital in St. Louis of tuberculosis of the bone

in an injured knee, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  She would have been 24 on 4 Jul 1914.  She was born in Alto Pass and graduated from Alto Pass High School at the age of 15.  She was a school teacher.  She left a mother, Fannie Browne, of Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.

Charles Lee Walker died 24 May 1914, at home three miles north of Anna, and was buried in Casper

Cemetery.  He was born 18 Sep 1863, in Buchannan Co., Mo.  He married on 21 Apr 1892, in McPherson Co., Kan., Mary A. Rendleman, daughter of Jacob and Mary Rendleman.  In 1894 he moved to the Rendleman home.  He was a member of Hiawatha Lodge I.O.O.F.  He left a widow, two sons, Collan Walker and Lee Walker; aged parents, two sisters, and two brothers.

Maggie M. Hileman died last Sunday (24 May 1914) in Anna and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her

funeral was at the residence of her brother, John N. Mullins.  She was born and reared in Anna.

Mrs. Dr. W. C. Ussery died Saturday (23 May 1914) at her home in Paris, Ky., and was buried in Paris,

Ky.  She was a daughter-in-law of M. V. Ussery, of Anna.

Mrs. Mary Mathues died Wednesday (27 May 1914) at home near Balcom, and was buried in Ebenezer

Cemetery south of Jonesboro.  She was born 2 Aug 1826.

Harriet E. Harbaugh died 22 May 1914, at the home of her son, W. H. Harbaugh, aged 80 years, 6

months, 10 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Toledo Church.

 

5 Jun 1914:

Mary (Chamberlain) Burgess died last Saturday (30 May 1914) at Anna State Hospital, aged 96 years,

and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of Judge Crawford in Jonesboro.  She was born in Massachusetts and educated at Mt. Holyoke Seminary there.  She moved to Illinois in 1851 and taught school in Benton, Franklin County, where Judge Crawford’s deceased wife was one of her pupils for four years.  She taught school in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, and then returned for a short time to Massachusetts.  She married in 1867 Dr. Warren J. Burgess and moved to DuQuoin.  Her husband moved to the Soldiers’ Home at Danville, where he died years ago.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church at DuQuoin.

 

12 Jun 1914:

David L. Hopkins was accidentally killed in the iron mills at Pittsburg, Pa., aged 27 years.  He was the

son of Frank Hopkins.  His funeral was at Makanda, Jackson County.

James F. Craiglow died 22 Apr 1914, at the home of his son, Fred Craiglow, in Wynne, Ark., and was

buried in Wynne, Ark.  He used to live in Jonesboro.  He worked on the railroad in Arkansas.  He was a Mason and member of the Methodist Church.  Mrs. Myrtle Craiglow, of Jonesboro, is his daughter-in-law.

Mrs. James F. Craiglow died 15 May 1914.

Rebecca Millis died Thursday last week (4 Jun 1914) at home in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 66 years,

and was buried at Balcom.  She left six children, two sisters, and five brothers.  Mrs. M. J. Wiggs was a sister.  W.S. Leyerle, of Jonesboro, T. J. Leyerle, of Balcom, and J. L. Leyerle, of Anna, were brothers.

Dr. D. Winton Dunn died Sunday (7 Jun 1914) at a hospital in St. Louis.  He was shot at DuQuoin last

Saturday (6 Jun 1914) by Jesse Joplin.

 

19 Jun 1914:

Addison “Ad” Harvick died Thursday last week (11 Jun 1914) at his home near Vienna, Johnson County,

aged 97 years.  He was the richest man in Johnson County.  He left no immediate family and when he tried to dispose of some of his property to his friends, his family filed a suit to have a conservator appointed to guard his estate.  (See also 3 Apr 1914, issue.)  John F. Elms, of Jonesboro, was a nephew and received a check for $40,000 as his first payment from the estate (7 Aug 1914, issue).

The youngest child of Mr. Ragsdale of Bird’s Point, Mo., aged 4 years, drowned in the river at Cairo,

Alexander County, while his parents sat on the river bank getting drunk.  He also left siblings aged 6 years and 8 years.

 

26 Jun 1914:

Capt. Moses Martin died last Saturday (20 Jun 1914) at home in DuQuoin.  He was a Civil War soldier.

 

3 Jul 1914:

Rev. J. H. Runalls died Monday (29 Jun 1914) at home in Mounds, Pulaski County, aged 70 years.  He

was the former pastor of the Congregational church at Alto Pass.  He left a widow and five children.

William R. Hoffner died 30 Jun 1914, at Anna and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the

Methodist Episcopal church.  He was born 27 Nov 1841.  He was a member of the G.A.R.  He left several children.

Ray Lyerly died and his funeral was Friday (26 Jun 1914) at Anna.

George Claggett committed suicide last Saturday (27 Jun 1914) by cutting his throat with a case knife

from the dining room at Anna State Hospital.  His was the first suicide there since 1908.

Mother of A. H. Patterson died Friday (26 Jun 1914) at Sullivan.

Frank Farrell died and was buried Thursday (25 Jun 1914) in Cobden Cemetery.  He was from

Murphysboro, Jackson County, but used to live in Cobden.

Jack Sutton died Monday (29 Jun 1914) at home in Cobden of tuberculosis and was buried in Johnson

County.

Richard “Dick” Musgrave died 26 Jun 1914.  He was born 16 Dec 1841, the son of James and Minerva

Musgrave.  He came to Union County with his parents in 1848.  His aged brother died 15 days before him.  He was a member of First Baptist Church where he transferred his membership from the Lutheran Church three years ago.  He married in 1863 Catherine Ellis, a sister of Calvin Ellis.  They had five children, four of whom were living:  Walter Musgrave, Mary wife of H. C. Sitter, Willis Musgrave, who died in 1899, Louie Musgrave, and Ira Musgrave.  Walter gave up his job in Ogden, Utah, to return to the old home place to take care of his father.  He also left 12 grandchildren and an aged sister, Aliza Hunsaker.

 

10 Jul 1914:

Frank English died 5 Jul 1914, at the home of his parents in Jonesboro and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery.  He was born 1 Oct 1875, in Jonesboro.  He was a painter in Cairo, Alexander County, but went to Hot Springs, Ark., and Colorado for his health.  He left three brothers, Will S. English, of Aberdeen, S.D., Calvin B. English, of Columbia, Mo., and Arthur English, of Kankakee or Wilmington; three sisters, Mrs. Allen Forsee, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Jesse H. Bizzel, and Mrs. Vera Hill, of Anna; and a niece, Thelma English.

L. E. Robertson died 2 Jul 1914, at home in Carterville, Williamson County, aged 48 years.  He was the

editor of the Carterville Herald and postmaster.

Edith Lee Rushing died this morning (10 Jul 1914?) and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the

daughter of Arthur Rushing and grandson of Ed Lee and would have been 3 years old on 25 Sep 1914.  (See also 17 Jul 1914, issue.)

Capt. James Bartleson died last Friday (3 Jul 1914) at home in Olmsted, Pulaski County, aged 80 years.

 

17 Jul 1914:

George W. Rich died last Monday (13 Jul 1914) at a hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 47 years,

2 months, 5 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was a Mason.  He was the youngest son of William C. Rich, aged 96 years, of Cobden.  He also left two brothers, Lafayette Rich and J. Will Rich, a widow, a son, and six sisters.

Lydia J. Keller was fatally burned Wednesday (15 Jul 1914) in an explosion at her home in the eastern

part of Jonesboro, aged 64 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery beside her husband.  She was filling the gasoline tank in her iron when it exploded.  She was the daughter of B. F. Hunsaker and married Alexander Keller.  She lived on a farm south of Jonesboro until her husband died a number of years ago when she moved to Jonesboro.  She was a member of Jonesboro Baptist Church.  She left a daughter, Gertrude Keller; two sons, Charley Keller and E.A. Keller; a sister, Mrs. Olive Jones, of Boice, Idaho; and two half-brothers, J. W. Hunsaker, of Cairo, Alexander County, and George M. Hunsaker, of Jonesboro.  (See also 24 Jul 1914, issue.)

Margaret A. Stokes died last Sunday (12 Jul 1914) of a stroke of apoplexy at home in the eastern part of

the county, aged 75 years, 6 months, 14 days.  She was the widow of Morgan Stokes.  She left three daughters, one son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

James I. Toler died Thursday last week (9 Jul 1914) at home in Anna, aged 68 years.  He left a widow

and a daughter.

 

24 Jul 1914:

Daughter of Hugh Mason, of Mound City, Pulaski County, drowned in a sand hole on a island in the

Ohio River, aged 11 years.  She also left a mother and brothers who were present when she drowned.

William R. Smiddy, Jr., died 20 Jul 1914, at home in Jonesboro of tuberculosis, aged 27 years, 10

months, 1 day, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Baptist Church.  He was a barber.  He left a widow, one son, and one daughter.

Lawrence Reeves died Wednesday (22 Jul 1914) in Reynoldsville and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. 

He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Reynoldsville.

Cornelius Frick died 22 Jul 1914 at home two and a half miles west of Jonesboro, aged 81 years, 5

months, 7 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery beside his wife who died nearly four years ago.  His funeral was at Lockard Chapel.  He was baptized a Lutheran a month before he died.  He was born 15 Feb 1833, in Union County, and always lived within two miles of where he was born.  He left three sons, Sidney Frick, Herman Frick, and Angus Frick, 23 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  (See also 7 Aug 1914, issue.)

Mary Luella Lee died 21 Jul 1914, at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She

was born 10 Oct 1853, in Sumner Co., Tenn., the daughter of Joseph P. and Emily J. Morris.  She moved to Salem, Ill., with her parents in 1854.  She married on 19 Nov 1894, in Farmer City, Ill., Edward Lee, of Jonesboro.  They had one child, Mrs. Arthur Rushing.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  She also left four brothers, William H. Morris, of Salem, I.H. Morris, of Mansfield, Ed O. Morris, of Mexico, Mo., and Charles E. Morris, of Long Beach, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Rogers Price, of Green Forest, Ark., Mrs. W. H. Dryhead, of Lawton, Okla., and Mrs. F. L. Crosby, of Mexico, Mo.

William S. Cantrell died Thursday last week (16 Jul 1914) at home in Benton, Franklin County, of

carbuncle, aged 64 years.  He was a Mason.  He was born in Franklin County and was admitted to the bar in 1874 and elected county judge in 1884.  He was a member of the state central committee of the Democrat Party for the last six years.  His pall bearers were three nephews, the sons of L. A. Godard, of Chicago, William Godard, Robert Godard, and John Godard; and three cousins, the sons of Judge Crawford, John Crawford, Charles Crawford, and George Crawford.

Miss Lillian Hrabik was burned to death Saturday (18 Jul 1914) in a gasoline explosion in Murphysboro,

aged 25 years.

Miss Josephine O’Neil died recently in San Antonio, Texas, aged 24 years.  She was born and reared in

Anna and moved to Texas about five years ago.  She was the daughter of Charles O’Neil and also left four sisters and three brothers.

George Hoyle died Saturday (18 Jul 1914) in Alto Pass of acute Bright’s disease, aged 70 years, and was

buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.  He lived near Kansas City, Mo., and had been visiting his brother’s family at Alto Pass since the death of his brother, Richard Hoyle.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.  He left a widow and several children.

Terry Lloyd Younkins died 14 Jul 1914, at home in Cobden, aged 63 years, 9 months, 13 days, and was

buried in Cobden Cemetery.

 

31 Jul 1914:

George W. Judy died 23 Jul 1914, at home in Cobden, aged 83 years, 6 months, 21 days, and was buried

in Cobden Cemetery.  He was a brother-in-law of J. R. English and William Harris.  He left a widow and four children.

Louis Bradley was killed Sunday (26 Jul 1914) in an attempt to arrest three Negroes in a box car at

Murphysboro, Jackson County.  They were arrested and put in jail and there were demonstrations toward lynching.

Harrison Anderson died 27 Jul 1914, at the home of his son, B. H. Anderson, at Ullin, Pulaski County,

aged 77 years, 9 months, 5 days, and was buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Dongola.  His funeral was at the Congregational church in Ullin.  He was born in Union County.  T. J. Anderson, of Anna, was his son and B. H. Anderson, of Jonesboro, was his brother.

 

7 Aug 1914:

Mrs. Mary Deforce died 16 Jul 1914, at home in Houston, Texas, aged 70 years.  She was a sister of Mrs.

Susie E. Conklin, of Jonesboro.

Mrs. Tom (Pearson) Modglin committed suicide by swallowing carbolic acid at Makanda, Jackson

County, aged 32 years.  She was in ill health.  Her husband was a telegraph operator at Makanda.  She left five small children from ages 10 years to 3 months.

 

14 Aug 1914:

Howard Snider, son of County Commissioner L.V. Snider, aged 20 years, Jacob Hase, aged 19 years,

and William Manning, aged 50 years, were killed in a fire in Dongola.  They were crushed beneath a falling wall.  (See also 21 Aug 1914, issue.)

Mary A. Perrine died 7 Aug 1914, at her home in Anna, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was

born 18 Oct 1838, the daughter of Winstead and Anna (Willard) Davie.  She married the late Thomas M. Perrine when 21 years old.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  She left four sons, Daniel W. Perrine, Dr. T. N. Perrine, William Perrine, and James S. Perrine, all of Anna; one daughter, Mrs. A. A. Fasig, of Anna, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Wiley, of Makanda, Jackson County, and Mrs. Nancy A. Brown, of Anna; and one brother, Daniel S. Davie, of Jonesboro.

Zander Davault, of Dongola, died Tuesday (11 Aug 1914).

August Seger, Jr., died Thursday (13 Aug 1914) after being injured by a south bound train at Anna near

the depot.  He left a wife and young son.

 

21 Aug 1914:

Margaret Hooper died 14 Aug 1914, at home in Jonesboro, of rheumatism, aged 57 years, and was buried

in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of her son, William Hooper.  She was a member of Rebekah Lodge.  She also left a daughter, Mrs. George H. Huggins.

 

28 Aug 1914:

William Weiss died 23 Aug 1914, at home in Alto Pass, aged 76 years, 1 month, 15 days, and was buried

in Anna Cemetery.  He was born in Germany, came to the U.S. when young, and settled in Jonesboro.  He lived there 10 years and then moved to Alto Pass.  He was a member of the Evengelical church at Jonesboro, but attended the Congregational church in Alto Pass.  His first wife died many years ago.  They had five children, of whom one was living, William Weiss, of Adrian, Mich.  He married in 1874 Katherine Snider, who survives.  He left seven children by his second wife, Mrs. T.J. Rendleman, Mrs. William Frizzel, Minnie Weiss, and Rudolph Weiss, of Alto Pass, Ernest Weiss and Charles Weiss, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, and John Weiss, of Mountain Glen.  He also left 12 grandchildren.

 

4 Sep 1914:

Mary C. Ferrell died 2 Sep 1914, at the home of her son, William F. Ferrell, in Jonesboro, aged 72 years,

8 months, 18 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born four miles west of Jonesboro, the daughter of Isaac and Nancy C. Tinsley.  She married Benjamin Sullivan.  They had one son, Isaac Sullivan, of west of Jonesboro.  She married in 1865 William Ferrell, who died in 1888.  They had six sons and one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Tripp, Robert A. Ferrell, William F. Ferrell, Ben B. Ferrell, John R. Ferrell, and George G. Ferrell.

Catharine Schuh, aged 14 years, and Esther Kelley, aged 14 years, of Cairo, Alexander County, drowned

Tuesday (1 Sep 1914) while wading in Cache River.

Henry L. Hess died Wednesday (2 Sep 1914) at home in Anna, aged 57 years, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Presbyterian church.  He was born in Union County.  His wife died a couple of years ago.  He left three brothers, George W. Hess, Jasper L. Hess, and John Hess.

 

18 Sep 1914:

Mrs. Moses Holshouser died last week and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  She lived south of

Jonesboro and was the mother of Mrs. George W. Morris, of Jonesboro.

Tommy Halladay was killed Saturday (12 Sep 1914) by a Mobile & Ohio freight train three miles south

of Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 16 years, 7 months, 12 days.  He slipped and fell between two cars.  He was the son of J. D. Halladay, of Alto Pass.

Bruno Rixleben died 14 Sep 1914, at the home of his son, Thomas Rixleben, aged 78 years, 10 months,

22 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born in the old Adam Cruse brick house, the son of Charles Augustus Rixleben.  His father was born in 1795 in Nordhousen, Prussia, and came to America in 1849 and became a naturalized citizen.  The father married Anna White, of Alexander County on 24 Oct 1832, and lived in Jonesboro, where he died in April 1840, aged 44 years.  The father left a widow, two sons, and one daughter.  The widow married John E. Naill and died in 1884, leaving one daughter, Mrs. H.M. Spann.  Charles Augustus Rixleben was a merchant on Hamburgh Island, which he named in honor of his fatherland.  Bruno grew up in Jonesboro and went to California to mine for gold in 1851, when 17.  He remained four years.  He was the sutler for the 109th regiment.  He married on 22 Oct 1865, Hattie Hammond, who died 12 Jul 1866, at the birth of their only child, a son.  He was a merchant in Jonesboro with Oliver Alden and later with A. H. Crowell.  In 1874 he went into business for himself and in 1878 built the Rixleben brick building on the south side of the square.  He retired in 1887, but continued to live in an upstairs room over the store building.  His brother, Charles Rixleben, died in St. Louis many years ago.  His sister, Juliet Brooks Miller, died several years ago.  He left a half sister, Mrs. H.M. Spann, one son, and two grandsons, Bruno Rixleben and Fred Rixleben.

 

25 Sep 1914:

Husband of Stella Bastien, of Oraville, Jackson County, was killed last February when he fell from a

train while intoxicated.  She was awarded $4,000 by the Jackson County circuit court in a suit against the saloon keeper in Ava where her husband got drunk.

James Alvin Stroud died 16 Sep 1914, at home in Cobden, of tuberculosis, aged 26 years, 1 month, 15

days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He left a wife, a child, father, mother, two brothers, and one sister.

 

9 Oct 1914:

Lucretia Roberson, of Mounds, Pulaski County, died last Friday (2 Oct 1914) at the home of her brother,

G. W. Roberson, at Wolf Lake, where she was visiting, aged 66 years, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.

William Jenkins died 2 Oct 1914, at home in Jonesboro, of pneumonia, aged 37 years, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born in Anna and was a soldier in the Spanish American War.  He married on 25 Mar 1905, Mrs. Sarah Frances Orton.  He left a widow and three step children.

Calvin H. Davis died 1 Oct 1914, at home in Jonesboro, aged 68 years, 8 months, 1 day,  and was buried

in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the son of Daniel and Sarah Davis and the last of his family.  He was a Civil War soldier and a member of the G.A.R.  He married on 17 Jan 1867, Elizabeth Harrison, daughter of the Rev. G. Harrison, of Jonesboro.

 

16 Oct 1914:

Lucille Smith died 12 Oct 1914, at Wolf Lake, aged 10 months, and was buried in Grand Tower, Jackson

County.  She was the daughter of Ed and Eva Smith.

Harrison Rendleman died 6 Oct 1914, at home in Anna, aged 84 years, 11 months, 19 days, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 17 Oct 1829, on a farm near Cobden, the son of Henry and Mary (Hess) Rendleman, early settlers from North Carolina. He married on 19 Jan 1854, Matilda Lingle and they had 10 children. His oldest daughter died in St. Louis after she married.  He began reading the Jonesboro Gazette with its second issue and continued until his death.  He left a widow and nine children, Mrs. Mary Hern, of Anna, Mrs. Carrie Fiss, and Mrs. Alice Bell, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Mrs. A. J. Edmonds, of Chicago, Mrs. T. McPass and Mrs. C. D. Finley, of Cobden, Robert Rendleman and Harris Rendleman, of Cobden, Tim Rendleman, of Oklahoma; five brothers, Henry Rendleman and John Rendleman, of Alto Pass, Joseph Rendleman, of Jerseyville, Fay Rendleman, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, and Frank Rendleman, of Chicago.

 James E. Absher died Monday (12 Oct 1914) at home on A. Craver’s farm, of heart trouble, aged about

69 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He came to Anna 18 years ago.  He left a widow and four sons.

23 Oct 1914:

Andrew Lewis, of near Thebes, Alexander County, was killed when he was thrown from his wagon.  He

left a widow and a large family of children.  This was probably Henry Lewis, who used to live west of Jonesboro.

Catherine Hightower died Wednesday (21 Oct 1914) at the home of Charles Robinson, in Marion,

Williamson County, aged 7_ years, 6 months, 20 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She was a member of the Congregational church in Cobden.  He left two daughters, Mrs. C.B. Robinson, of Marion, and Mrs. W. A. Dew, of Sunnyside, Wash.

J. T. Truelove died 18 Oct 1914, at home in Lick Creek, aged 53 years, and was buried in Hall Cemetery. 

He was born in Union County.  He left a widow, a son, and a daughter.

Maggie (Scurlock) Northern died last Sunday (18 Oct 1914) at a hospital in Chicago, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery.  She was from Anna and was married to Daniel Northern.

James Norris died Saturday (17 Oct 1914), aged 2 years, and was buried in Capser Cemetery.  He was the

son of Ernest Norris, of Jonesboro.

 

6 Nov 1914:

Henry Rendleman died, aged 74 years, 1 month, 7 days.  His funeral was Saturday (31 Oct 1914) at Alto

Pass.  He was born and reared in Union County on a farm near the foot of Bald Knob, the third son of Henry and Mary (Hess) Rendleman.  His parents moved to a farm near Cobden a few years after he was born.  He married in 1861 Adelia Agnes Head.  After he married they settled on the summit of Bald Knob and began fruit growing.  He was called the “King of Bald Knob” by a correspondent from a Chicago newspaper a few years ago.  He received a college education and taught school.  He was a charter member of Alto Pass Masonic lodge.  He had seven brothers and two sisters.  Mrs. Sarah Stone, who died 20 years ago was a sister.  Jacob Rendleman, of Mountain Glen died three years ago and was a brother.  Mrs. Harriet Spann, who died last October was a sister.  Harris Rendleman, who died Ocober 1914 was a brother.  His living brothers were Joseph Rendleman, of Jerseyville, John Rendleman, of Alto Pass, Lafayette Rendleman, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, and Frank Rendleman, of Chicago. He left eight children, Edward Rendleman, Julius Rendleman, Henry Rendleman, Crawford Rendleman, and Adelia Rendleman, of Alto Pass, Mrs. Wes Gunn, Mrs. Nellie Donoven, and Mrs. Fred Leidigh, of Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.  (See also 13 Nov 1914, issue.)

Mrs. Mary Ebbs died last Monday (26 Oct 1914) of tuberculosis, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. 

Her funeral was at the Baptist church.

Henry Mowery had a stroke and fell from his horse about a mile from his home in Wetaug, Pulaski

County.  He was returning from a visit to Charles Barnhart, near Jonesboro.  (This was actually Lyman Perry Mowery, a son of Henry Mowery.)

 

13 Nov 1914:

Mrs. S. A. Belle (Williford) Elms died 6 Nov 1914, at home in Jonesboro, aged 53 years, 1 month, 9

days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was a member of the Baptist church in Anna.  She was the daughter of the late Jesse Williford, of Anna.  She married on 8 Apr 1899, John F. Elms.  She left one brother George Williford.

Kit Grear died Thursday (5 Nov 1914)  after he fell from his buggy while driving home to Elco,

Alexander County, from Mill Creek with Sid Thomas, aged about 20 years, and was buried in Hazlewood Cemetery.  He was the son of George Grear, of Elco.

Nelson Dillow died at Bondurant Hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, of kidney trouble, aged 55 years,

and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He left a widow and a brother, G. W. Dillow.

Scott Duty, aged 40 years, and Fred Williams, aged about 15 years, were killed Tuesday (10 Nov 1914)

blasting holes to set peach trees on James Fowley’s farm two miles south of Alto Pass.  Duty left a father, sister, wife, and eight small children.  He was raising Fred Williams.

  

20 Nov 1914:

Augusta C. Maxey died 9 Nov 1914, in Muskogee, Okla., of heart disease, aged 58 years.  She was born

29 Feb 1856, in Jonesboro.  She married Judge N. B. Maxey and moved to Texas.  She moved to Muskogee, Indian Territory, 25 years ago.  She was a member of the Christian Scientist Church.  She

left a husband, one son, Will Maxey, twin daughters, Suzanne Maxey and Mrs. H.S. Shelorf, and a brother, O. W. Miller, of Carbondale, Jackson County.

Mrs. R. M. Nimmo died 14 Nov 1914, at home in Anna, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.  She was

a member of First Baptist Church in Anna.  She was born 12 Dec 1858, east of Makanda and married R.M. Nimmo on 5 Aug 1887.  They had 11 children, of whom nine are living:  Mrs. Nellie Poole, of near Anna, Mrs. Bertha Masska, of Carterville, Williamson County, Mrs. Ona Miller, of Cobden, Harry Nimmo, of Anna, Ira Nimmo, of Belleville, Elmer Nimmo, of Ft. Madison, Iowa, Austin Nimmo, Carrie Nimmo, and Elsie Nimmo, of Anna.  She also left her husband, two brothers, Jacob Gunter, of Cobden, and Harvie Gunter, of Advance, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Lingle, of Goreville, Johnson County.

 

27 Nov 1914:

Frank Hobart Planert died 16 Nov 1914, at home at 5432 W. Adams St., Chicago, aged 19 years, and

was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  He was the youngest son of Frank and Jennie (Cox) Planert.  He joined the Congregational Church at Alto Pass eight years ago and transferred membership to the Presbyterian Church in Chicago.  He left his parents, a sister, a brother, and a grandmother, Mrs. A. P. Dillow.

Zora (Modglin) Turnage died 21 Nov 1914, aged 41 years, 8 months, 20 days.  She joined Walnut Grove

Methodist Church on 4 Jul 1895.  She was born 1 Mar 1873, and married on 24 Aug 1890, Henry Turnage.  They had three children, Mary wife of Harry Penrod, of Anna, Richard Turnage and Roy Turnage, at home.  She also left her husband, one brother at Herrin, Williamson County, and one brother at Saratoga.

Josephine Jarvis died at Geneva, Ill., aged 70 years.  She was the daughter of Commodore Joseph R.

Jarvis of the U. S. Navy.  She was the sister of J. R. Jarvis, of Cobden, who died a couple of years ago.  She was the author of kindergarten text books.

John W. Ragsdale died 21 Nov 1914, at home in Anna of typhoid fever and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  He was born 4 Sep 1879, in Union County.  He was a barber.  He was a Mason and a member of the Baptist Church.  He left a widow, a little daughter, and several brothers and sisters.

 

4 Dec 1914:

George Littlejohn died 30 Nov 1914, in Omaha, Neb., of acute pneumonia, aged 40 years, 4 months, 6

days, and was buried in Villa Ridge Cemetery in Pulaski County.  He was born in Pulaski County, the son of R. A. Littlejohn.  He lived in Alto Pass for a while and was a member of the Congregational church there.  He left two children, R. E. Littlejohn and Mrs. Artie Hicks, of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Morris Littlejohn, of Anna; and his parents, of Jonesboro.  (See also 11 Dec 1914, issue.)

Alfred Christian “Chris” Bankston died Thursday last week (26 Nov 1914), aged 58 years, 8 months, 5

days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesborp, which he joined in 1910.  Before he died, his wife and children came from the West and were at his bedside.  He was reared by his uncle, C. G. Flaugh, just south of Jonesboro.  At manhood he left for Michigan, then Iowa, and finally settled in Kansas.  He returned to Jonesboro several years ago.  He was offered the position of superintendent of the streets in Jonesboro, but declined the position.  He became sick while working in the timber south of Jonesboro for Frank Hess.  His children were Benjamin Bankston, Anna Bankston, and twins Winfred Bankston, and William Bankston.  He also left a half brother, Jud Bankston, of Mounds, Pulaski County; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Harris, of Fayette, Mo.; and a half sister, Mrs. Lida Peeler, of Fayette, Mo. 

Henry Lingle was found dead in the woods south of Mill Creek Monday (30 Nov 1914),  probably of

heart disease, aged about 60 years.  He had gone there to haul logs.  He was the second son of the late Alfred Lingle

Mrs. Izorah V. Moore died 23 Nov 1914, aged 76 years, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery two miles

west of Jonesboro.  She was a member of the Baptist Church at Jonesboro.  She was the mother of 13 children, of whom seven are living.  They are John Moore, Bennie Moore, and Dave Moore, all of Jonesboro, Mrs. Amy Grider, of Springfield, Sangamon County, Mrs. Lucy Irby, of St. Louis, Izorah Frederickson, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Zella Roper, of Kansas City.

 

11 Dec 1914:

Breedlove Smith died Sunday (6 Dec 1914) in New Orleans, aged 75 years.  He controlled the Jonesboro

elevator with D. R. Francis, of St. Louis.  He was the son of Isaac Wightman Smith, an intimate friend of Pres. Zachary Taylor.  He was in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War as clerk to Capt. Raphael Sommes, commander of the Alabama.  He would not write letters, travel, or read newspapers on Sunday.  He was a bachelor.

Philip McHugh was shot and killed last Saturday (5 Dec 1914) by his 17-year-old son, Philip McHugh at

Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He had punished his son for drinking in a saloon.

An unknown man was found murdered Monday (7 Dec 1914) on the railroad south of Murphysboro,

Jackson County.

Minnie Wright Lawrence died at Cobden.  She was born 15 Oct 1845, near Ducklington, Oxfordshire,

England.  She left England with her stepfather, mother, and sisters when she was 7.  They settled near Elgin, Ill.  She was adopted by Paul R. Wright, of Geneva, Ill., when she was 14.  She came to Cobden with her foster parents in 1862.  She married on 24 Dec 1865, Edward D. Lawrence.  They had four children, Harry Lawrence died in infancy, Susan E. Frick, Grace Medlin, and Catherine L. Brown, of Anna.  She also left her husband, one sister, and three half sisters.

 

18 Dec 1914:

Albert Ellis died Monday (14 Dec 1914) after a fall from a silo on the farm he rented from the Rev. Hines

near Ozark, Johnson County.  He used to live in Alto Pass.  A blood-stained club was found nearby and it was suspected he was murdered by his widow and her brother, Lee Hunsaker, for life insurance money.  They were arrested and charged with the crime and remained in jail three months before the grand jury met and decided not no indict.  (See also 1 Jan 1915, 15 Jan 1915, and 16 Apr 1915, issues.)

Nannie C. Jones died last 15 Dec 1914, in Bakersfield, Calif., aged 63 years, and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery on Monday (27 Dec 1914).  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She was the older daughter of Charles Barringer and a widow of A. Polk Jones, who died in 1880, soon after being re-elected circuit clerk of Union County. She grew up in Jonesboro and taught school there.  She married about 1870.  She moved to California about 1890.  Her sister, Phena Morrell, also moved to California and died there several years ago.   She left one son, Charles L. Jones, of Bakersfield, Calif., and three married daughters, Lucille D. Markel, of Riverside, Calif., Ada B. Bundy, of Pasadena, Calif., and Myrtle wife of W. C. Walker, of Chico, Calif..  She was a sister of George Barringer, of Jonesboro.   (See also 25 Dec 1914, 1 Jan 1915, and 8 Jan 1915, issues.)

 

1 Jan 1915:

William “Buck” Wright died 20 Dec 1915, at home near Alto Pass, an old man.  He was found dead on

Thursday last week (24 Dec 1915) and was blind.

Mabel (Nusbaum) Parker died 26 Dec 1914, of typhoid fever, at the home of her parents in Jonesboro,

aged 31 years, 7 months, 3 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born in Jonesboro, the oldest daughter of J.L. Nusbaum.  She graduated in 1902 from Jonesboro High School and then taught school for three years at Jonesboro.  She was employed in Bottineau, N.D., where she married on 15 Mar 1908, Robert A. Parker.  They moved to Winifred, Canada, where he was superintendent of a lumber company.  She also left two sisters, Mrs. C. I. Burford and Miss Lorene Nusbaum

 

8 Jan 1915:

Frank Simons died Thursday last week (31 Dec 1914) at his home in Anna, of contusion of the brain,

after he fell from a telephone pole near Kornthal last week, and was buried at the home of his parents in Otwell, Ind.  His right leg was broken in two places.

Nancy (Dougherty) Zimmerman died 30 Dec 1914, at the home of her daughter, Joan Winn, at

Makanda, Jackson County.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.  She was born 7 Jul 1837, on a farm three miles from Jonesboro, the daughter of George Dougherty and niece of Lt. Gov. John Dougherty.  She married at age 15 George Milton Nelson.  They had 10 children, of whom seven survive.  Her husband died in 1876 and in the spring of 1893 she married Peter Zimmerman, who died 12 Feb 1910.

 

22 Jan 1915:

Alfred H. Hill died 31 Dec 1914, aged 83 years, 3 months.  He lived in Luttrell, Tenn., but had lived in

Jonesboro for 17 years.  He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the 109th and 11th Illinois regiments.  He was a member of Warwick Chapel Baptist Church and of McKinley Post G.A.R.  He left six children and a number of grandchildren.