Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1918

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

18 Jan 1918:

Michael Hudgens froze to death two miles from White Ash, Williamson County.  He was from Lick

Creek and was driving cattle to Johnston City, Williamson County when he fell from his horse dead.

Anna M. Koch died Tuesday (15 Jan 1918) in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 85 years, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery.  She lived in Cairo 64 years.  She left five sons; among them were L. H. Koch and Will Koch, of Anna.

 

25 Jan 1918:

Benjamin Wright was found dead Saturday (19 Jan 1918) in a snow drift near his home in Makanda,

Jackson County, aged 17 years.  He left home on Monday (14 Jan 1918) in a heavy snow storm, fell in a snow drift, and his gun accidentally discharged wounding him.

 

1 Feb 1918:

C. Columbus Vick died Friday (25 Jan 1918).  He was born in 1857 at Mill Creek and lived at Olive

Branch, Alexander County.  He left three sisters, Mrs. Israel Cauble, of Elco, Alexander County, Mrs. George Braddy, of Ullin, Pulaski County, and Mrs. John Knight, of Carbondale, Jackson County; three brothers, Louis Vick, Eli Vick, and Cephas Vick; a widow; a son; and a daughter.

William H. Goodman died last Friday (25 Jan 1918), aged nearly 85 years, and was buried in St. John’s

Cemetery.  He was a farmer south of Jonesboro and an invalid for the past several years.  He was the father of Mrs. Philip Scharf, of Jonesboro, and James M. Goodman, of south of Jonesboro.

Wife of the Rev. Clarence O. Kimball died three weeks ago in Glendora, Calif.  They used to live in

Anna, where he was pastor of the Methodist church.  They moved from Anna to Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, and then to California.  She also left two daughters and one son, who enlisted in the army a short time vefore his mother’s death.

M. A. Sisk died 25 Jan 1918, in Jonesboro, aged 75 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His

funeral was at the Baptist church.  He left several sons and daughters.

Georgia Alonzo Davis died and the funeral was Sunday (27 Jan 1918) in Anna.  Ed Boyd, of Centralia

was a cousin.

Ellen Norris died 25 Jan 1918, at home in Anna, aged 63 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She

was the widow of George W. Norris, who died two years ago.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  She left two daughters, Mrs. Fred Corzine and Miss Georgia Norris, and one son, Robert M. Norris.

 

8 Feb 1918:

A. J. Parmley died Sunday (3 Feb 1918) at home near Alto Pass, aged about 70 years.

Mrs. Jesse Blankenship died Thursday last week (31 Jan 1918) at home in the west part of Jonesboro,

aged about 70 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Samuel B. Poor died Sunday (3 Feb 1918) at Cairo, Alexander County, aged 83 years, and was buried at

Dongola.  He lived many years at Dongola.  He left a widow, a daughter of Washington, D.C., and a son of Cairo.

 

15 Feb 1918:

Moses Lentz dropped dead Saturday (9 Feb 1918) at his home south of Elco, Alexander County, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.

A daughter of Thomas Mize, aged 14 years, and a son of Thomas Mize, aged 13 years, were killed

Tuesday (12 Feb 1918) a mile northwest of Pulaski Pulaski County.  Their home on the Sam W. Heilig farm was blown down.

Wife of P. G. Anderson fell dead Tuesday (12 Feb 1918) at home about a mile northwest of Pulaski,

Pulaski County, during a storm.

 

22 Feb 1918:

Royal Matthews died, aged 58 years.  His funeral was Tuesday (19 Feb 1918) at McClure, Alexander

County.  He left a widow and two sons.  One son was a banker at McClure and the other was in the army at Camp Taylor, Ky.

Mrs. Joseph Johnson died last Sunday (17 Feb 1918) in Birmingham, Ala.  She was the daughter of C. E.

Landon, formerly of Anna, and a sister of Mrs. Samuel Abernathy.  She left two sons.

 

1 Mar 1918:

Olva Thornton died Monday (25 Feb 1918), aged 24 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He

lived with his mother, Mrs. W. T. Thornton, in the west part of Jonesboro.

Ed Homan died Monday (25 Feb 1918) at home in St. Louis.  He was a candy salesman in Jonesboro in

years past.

Sarah C. Brooksher died 24 Feb 1918, at home on High Street in Anna, aged 55 years, 7 months, 17

days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

8 Mar 1918:

Miss Flossie Craver died 26 Feb 1918, of typhoid fever, aged 29 years, and was buried beside her father

in Cycadia Cemetery.  She was the second daughter of the late J. M. Craver, of Jonesboro.  Her mother died some years ago and she lived in Sutherland, Calif., with her uncle, J. C. Craver.  She spent much of her life at Tarpon Springs, Fla.  Copied from the Tarpon Springs, Fla., Evening Leader, 27 Feb 1918.

Mrs. Charles Beck died Tuesday (5 Mar 1918) at the home of her mother, Mrs. Fed Shaffer, in

Jonesboro, aged 41 years, 8 months, 18 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was her mother’s youngest daughter and was brought to her home two weeks ago from her home in Fort Smith, Ark., after an operation at St. Louis.

 

15 Mar 1918:

Mrs. Gus Rudert died yesterday (14 Mar 1918) at home south of Jonesboro, aged 49 years.  She left a

husband, four sons, and four daughters.

 

22 Mar 1918:

Gust Larson was killed Thursday (21 Mar 1918?) in a freight train wreck at Kaolin, aged 19 years.  He

was a Swede and had been in the U. S. five years.  He was traveling with a companion from New Orleans to St. Louis.

Rebecca (Wimpy) Grear died 17 Mar 1918, at home in Jonesboro, aged 89 years, 7 months, 19 days, and

was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born in Georgia and lived also in South Carolina and Tennessee.  At age 12 she came to Union County.  She joined the Baptist Church early in life.  She married on 18 Apr 1850, in Jonesboro, Jacob Grear.  In 1900 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and he died not quite a year later.  Her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Wiley, died 1 Jan 1895.  Her oldest son, Judson Grear, and her youngest son, Roy Grear, died several years after 1900.  She left two sons, Frank Grear and Dr. D. Watson Grear, 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.  (See also 21 Apr 1900, issue.)

J. G. Pierce died 10 Mar 1918, at home in Gregory, Texas.  He was the son of T. J. Pierce, of Lick Creek. 

He left a wife, four children, parents, and two brothers.

 

29 Mar 1918:

Wash Pyles died at home in the south part of Jonesboro, of heart disease, aged 55 years, and was buried

in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was a county pensioner for blindness.  He left a family.

 

5 Apr 1918:

Francis M. Peak died 24 Mar 1918, at home in Cobden, aged 59 years.  He left a widow, three daughters,

and two sisters, Mrs. C. D. Nusbaum and Mrs. Mattie Lee, of Jonesboro.

Calvin Hoover died Wednesday (3 Apr 1918) at home two miles west of Jonesboro, aged 68 years, and

was buried in Frick Cemetery.  He was born in Union County and left a family.

Fred Fowley was struck by a passenger train and killed Sunday (31 Mar 1918) at Cobden, aged 54 years, 

and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He stepped out of the depot and was crossing the tracks north of it.  He left his father, James Fowley, and brothers and sisters.

Clarissa C. (Heilig) Goodman died 2 Apr 1918, at home on North Main Street, Jonesboro, and was

buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  She was born 29 May 1827, in Rowan Co., N.C., and had two brothers and three sisters.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in her youth and transferred her membership from North Carolina to St. John’s.  She married on 24 Apr 1846, Moses A. Goodman.  She left in a wagon from Sailsbury, N.C., with her husband and first born child to settle within a half mile of St. John’s Church south of Jonesboro.  The trip took seven weeks in 1849.  Her husband died in 1876 and a few years later she moved to Anna.  She lived there nine years, then moved to Jonesboro.  She had 10 children, of whom three were living, Mrs. J. C. Biles and Mrs. Ellen F. Linn, of Jonesboro, and John C. Goodman, of Tamms, Alexander County.  She also left one brothers, Michael N. Heilig, aged over 85 years.

Mrs. M. B. Richardson died at the home of her son, Thomas T. Richardson, and was buried in Beech

Grove Cemetery.  Her funeral was Monday (1 Apr 1918) in Cairo, Alexander County.

Mrs. John Stokes died and her funeral was last Friday (29 Mar 1918) in Carbondale, Jackson County. 

She was a cousin of Miss Tussie Corzine.

 

19 Apr 1918:

William J. Stone died at Washington, D.C., after a second stroke of paralysis.  He was from Missouri.

William H. Stead committed suicide last Saturday (13 Apr 1918) by shooting himself in the head at a

Chicago hotel, aged 60 years.

Coleman H. Storm died 14 Apr 1918, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  

He was born 29 Jul 1861, the oldest son of O. P. Storm.  He was a merchant in Jonesboro years ago and moved to Cape Girardeau.  He left a mother, of Carbondale, Jackson County, a wife, children, brothers, and sisters. 

Alonzo D. Buckingham died 9 Apr 1918, at the home of his sister, Mrs. George M. Haines, in Chicago,

aged nearly 72 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  He was born in Clermont Co., Ohio.  He graduated from Miami Univeristy with an A. B. degree in 1870 and from Cincinnati law school in 1874.  He practiced law in Cincinnati and then went into business in Chicago and Rockford.  He never married.  He was a brother of H. R. Buckingham, of Alto Pass.

 

26 Apr 1918:

William G. Spiller died Thursday last week (18 Apr 1918) at home in Murphysboro, Jackson County,

aged 70 years.  He was known as the “Veteran Sewing Machine Man.”  He left a widow, four daughters, and two sons.

An unknown man was killed Saturday (19 Apr 1918) by a train at Cobden, aged 45 or 50 years.  He had

black hair and beard, blue eyes, and weighed 140 pounds.  He carried literature in which was written the name R. Crocker.

 

3 May 1918:

Henry Cruse died 13 Apr 1918, at home in Illmo, Mo., of heart disease, aged 68 years, and was buried at

Illmo, Mo.  He used to live in Union County.

Fred Crowell was scalded to death Thursday (2 May 1918) at Hale Sanitarium in Anna.  He would have

been aged 20 years on 11 Jun 1918.  He fell Wednesday (1 May 1918) into a vat of hot water at the box mill of the Fruit Grower Package Company at the foot of South Main Street in Jonesboro.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church.  He was the only child of Bert Crowell, who was manager of the mill, and wanted to join the navy.  A. H. Crowell, aged 79 years, of the Soldiers Home in Quincy, Adams County, was his grandfather.  (See also 10 May 1918, issue.)

Henry Reemes died at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was Monday (29

Apr 1918) at the Lutheran church in Anna.  He was born 29 Oct 1869, at sea, while his parents were on their way to America from Germany.  He was a tinner and came to Anna 20 years ago.  He married on 14 Feb 1900, Miss Minnie Wallace, of Anna.  He left a widow.  He was the brother-in-law of James Wallace, of Cairo, Alexander County.

Richard Earl Townsend died 29 Apr 1918, at home in Carbondale, Jackson County, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery.  He was the son of Collin S. and Helen Townsend.

Nancy Kimmel died last Saturday (27 Apr 1918) at home in Anna, aged 81 years, and was buried in

Anna Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Hess and married in 1856 John Kimmel.  She left one son and one daughter.

Mrs. Henry B. (Craver) Hertz died last Friday (26 Apr 1918) at home in Anna, aged 75 years, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She married Frank Neibauer, of Dongola, who died a number of years ago.  She left a husband, a daughter, two sisters, and three brothers.  Mrs. George Rendleman, of Jonesboro, was her sister.

 

10 May 1918:

Warren Carl Carter died 3 May 1918, at Rock Springs, Wyo., and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery, 

He was a fireman on the Union Pacific Railroad and was crushed between his engine and tender.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was born 5 Feb 1890, and married last January Miss Mildred Dunn, daughter of Mrs. C. C. Ivy.  He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and a former member of the Jonesboro band, of which his father, W. C. Carter, was bandmaster.   He left his wife, father, stepmother, one sister, Mrs. Hazel Dallas, of Herrin, Williamson County.  (See also 3 May 1918, issue.)

Frank Sisk, died 5 May 1918, at home in Cobden, aged 27 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. 

He was the brother of William Sisk, of Jonesboro.

 

17 May 1918:

John Church died last Sunday (12 May 1918) in the kitchen at Colonial Hotel in Mounds, Pulaski

County, while turning on an electric light, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He used to live in Anna.

Vida (Marks) Gerhart died and her funeral was at St. Louis.  She was the aunt of Mrs. Henry C. Sifford,

of Anna, and Helen Marks, of St. Louis.  E. C. Gerhart was her husband.  She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. A. K. Marks, of St. Louis.

Henry E. Eddleman died last Tuesday (14 May 1918) at home in Royalton, of stroke of paralysis, and

was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his sister, Mrs. G. H. Penninger.  He was born 1 Sep 1853, on a farm near Dongola, the son of the late Eli Eddleman.  He was a businessman in Dongola and then in Royalton.  He married in Dongola Quilla Williams.  He left a widow, two grown children, Everett Eddleman, of Anna, and Mrs. Rella Norman, of New Burnside, Johnson County; three brothers, Dr. W. M. Eddleman, John W. Eddleman, and J. C. Eddleman, and one sister.

 

24 May 1918:

W. C. Barber was burned to death Tuesday (21 May 1918) in a building fire started by an explosion of

coal oil when he was trying to start a fire in as cook stove at the home of John Wallace, near Kaolin, aged 64 years, and was buried at Tamaroa.  He was a cousin of Henry Rinehart and Marshall Rinehart and also left a brother.

 

7 Jun 1918:

Mrs. Ernest Chester died a year ago in Waco, Texas, and was buried yesterday (6 Jun 1918) in Jonesboro

Cemetery.

Herman E. Schmidt died 6 Jun 1918, at home on Bacon Ave., Jonesboro, of cerebral hemorrhage, aged

51 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church.  He got sick on the train going home from working on the Session farm near Reynoldsville.  It was first thought he had ptomaine poisoning.  He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge No. 241 in Jonesboro.  He left a widow and several children.  Joseph Schmidt, a brother, and Louis Schmidt, a nephew, of Ann Arbor, Mich., attended the funeral.  (See also 14 Jun 1918, issue.)

Edward Everett Gore died 1 Jun 1918, in a hospital in Carbondale, Jackson County, of pneumonia, aged

27 years, 5 months, 7 days, and was buried in Jonersboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  He was born in Alto Pass and moved to Jonesboro a number of years ago with his parents.  He joined First Baptist Church at age 15 and transferred his membership to Elkville Baptist Church.  He married on 14 Jun 1904, Margaret Snyder, daughter of Charles Snyder, of Jonesboro.  They moved to Elkville, Jackson County, October 1917.  He left his father, J. S. Gore, his stepmother, one daughter, one sister, and one half sister.

 

21 Jun 1918:

Ernest M. Treece died last Saturday (15 Jun 1918) of consumption at the home of his mother northeast of

Anna, aged 22 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.

 

28 Jun 1918:

William Williford died last Sunday (23 Jun 1918) of heart failure at home in Anna, aged 56 years, and

was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 30 Jan 1863, in Jonesboro, the son of C. H. Williford.  He married Addie Shipley, the daughter of R. T. Shipley.  He conducted a restaurant in Jonesboro and 10 years ago moved it to Anna.  He left a widow; two sons, Fred Williford and Paul Williford; one daughter, Mrs. J. T. Frost; two sisters, Mrs. Charles F. Willard, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. Sam Mozeley, of Oklahoma; three brothers, Henry Williford and Emmett Williford, of Jonesboro, and Everett Williford, of San Antonio, Texas.

Randall A. Mattingly was reported killed in action in France last week.  He was born and reared in Anna. 

He was from Cape Girardeau, Mo., and the son of George A. Mattingly, formerly of Anna.  (See also 19 Jul 1918, issue.)

 

5 Jul 1918:

W. K. Tripp died Wednesday (3 Jul 1918) of congestion of the brain.  He was found in a field last

Saturday (29 Jun 1918) in a semi-conscious state.

Eva Maude Bostian died last Saturday (29 Jun 1918) at her home east of Anna, aged 2 years, 7 months,

14 days.  She was the daughter of W. H. and Minda Bostian.

Thomas R. Mullins died 30 Jun 1918, at home in Anna, of liver trouble, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  he was born 25 Dec 1862, in Overton, Tenn., the son of James A. and Amanda Mullins.  He came to Union County with his parents.  He married on 24 Nov 1888, Mrs. Dona Cochran.  He was deputy sheriff under Sheriff W. C. Rich, Jr., and Sheriff George W. Day.  He was elected constable and was employed at Anna State Hospital.  He left a widow, two brothers, John N. Mullins and James S. Mullins; two sisters, Mrs. John Reeker and Mrs. Holle Bausman, of St. Louis.

 

12 Jul 1918:

Pierre Herin died 4 Jul 1918, in Chicago, aged 85 years, 8 months, 6 days.  He was born 28 Oct 1832,

near Bordeaux, France, and came to America in 1853, landing in New Orleans.  He came to Union County in July 1858, settling two miles west of Jonesboro.  He was a barrel maker and in July 1863 moved to Cobden, where he was a cooper nearly 44 years.  In 1866 he came a charter member of Cobden Masonic Lodge.  He joined the Presbyterian Church in 1873.  He married Sarah M. Jestes on 30 Jul 1857.  Four of his grandsons are serving in the war, Sgt. Ed P. Herin, in France, Sgt. H. C. Herin, of Camp Gordon, Ga., Frank Herin, Marine Corps, Key West, Fla., and Karl Sterrett, Medical Corps, Camp Sheridan, Ala. One son, Henry Herin, preceded him in death.  He left two sons, John P. Herin, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, and C. V. Herin, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County; and four daughters, Mrs. Belle Cameron, of Chicago, Mrs. Ida Sterrett, Mrs. Kate Nordling, and Mrs. Nelle Green, all of Chicago; and 15 grandchildren.

 

19 Jul 1918:

Realis C. Keistler was killed 23 Jun 1918, in battle in France.  He was the son of Mrs. Dona Keistler

Eudy, of Cypress, Johnson County.  He was born and reared in Union County and was in the Marines.

 

26 Jul 1918:

Kate Lebar (Davie) Grear died 18 Jul 1918, in Denver, Colo., and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. 

Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, where she had been a member since girlhood.  Her husband, Frank Grear, left Colombus, Ky., Friday (19 Jul 1918) for Denver.  The casket was met at the M. & O. depot and taken to the home of her father.  She was born 14 Apr 1861, in Anna, the fourth daughter of Daniel S. and Cornelia (Flagler) Davie.  She married on 18 Jul 1883, Frank P. Grear, of Jonesboro.  She lived in Jonesboro after she married and her children were all born there.  She went to Ottawa to a hospital because of tuberculosis in August 1914.  In August 1915, after a short residence in Columbus, Ky., whe went to Mona, Wyo., then to Denver, Colo., in the spring of 1916. She left an aged father, Daniel S. Davie, a stepmother, a daughter, Constance Grear; and two sons, George H. Grear in the navy and F. Watson “Dot” Grear; one brother, Samuel F. Davie, of Jonesboro; four sisters, Mrs. Anna D. Curtis, of Wheaton, Ill., Mrs. James Norris, of Anna, Mrs. Nellie D. Hallam, of Springfield, Mo., and Mrs. T. W. Hagben, of Port Arthur, Texas; two half brothers, James W. Davie, of Philadelphia, and Dr. Joseph Davie, of St. Louis; and three half sisters, Mrs. Winstead Parmelee, of Springfield, Idaho, Mrs. Serena Sims, of Mona, Wyo., and Miss Elnora K. Davie, of Jonesboro.  (See also 2 Aug 1918, issue.)

Beatrice Agnes Willis died Wednesday (24 Jul 1918), aged 11 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. 

She was the daughter of John Willis.

 

2 Aug 1918:

Infant son of Willy R. Robinson died last Friday.  He lived near Wolf Lake.

Ida Tackett died 25 Jul 918, at Mt. Rose Hospital in St. Louis and was buried in Cavalry Cemetery.  Her

funeral was at St. Matthews Church.  She was the daughter of Louis Tackett and the sister of Mrs. Fred Hehenberger.  She left a father and five sisters.

The mother of Frank Miller died and her funeral was in Michigan.  Frank Miller was from Dallas, Texas,

and was the son-in-law of T. G. Stokes, of Anna.

 

9 Aug 1918:

Ruth (Moore) Brown died at home in Pulaski, Pulaski County, aged 79 years, and was buried Tuesday (6

Aug 1918).  She lived in Union County when a young girl.  Harry Moore, the son-in-law of J. Henry Hilboldt, was her nephew and heir.

Elva Slack died 2 Aug 1918, at the home of her father, George W. Lyerly, in Jonesboro, aged 23 years, 5

months, 26 days, and was buried in Jonesboro.  She left two small daughters.

Sarah W. Womack died Sunday (4 Aug 1918) at the home of her son-in-law, John Toms, one mile west

of Jonesboro, aged 58 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Pentecostal church in Anna.  She was the mother of Mrs. Frank Foster.

 

16 Aug 1918:

Mrs. Joseph Ransmeier died Wednesday (14 Aug 1918) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin

Dietrich, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., aged nearly 70 years, and was buried in Grieb Cemetery south of Jonesboro, beside her husband who died a number of years ago.  She lived two miles south of Jonesboro.  Mrs. C. E. Reischauer was also a daughter.  Fred Reischauer was a grandson (23 Aug 1918, issue).

 

23 Aug 1918:

Caroline McClure died Friday (16 Aug 1918) in St. Louis and was buried in McClure, Alexander

County.  She was the widow of T. J. McClure, formerly of McClure.

 

30 Aug 1918:

Elizabeth Ballard died 26 Aug 1918, at the home of her son, John Ballard, in Jonesboro, aged 82 years,

and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

Mrs. F. H. Hall died 23 Aug 1918, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Earnest Earl Gregory died 8 Aug 1918, in action in France.  He was serving in the Canadian Army in the

13th Royal Highlanders, B Co., No. 7 Platoon.  He was born 5 Nov 1895, the son of Nathaniel Gregory.  He left his parents; three brothers, Roy Gregory, Mont Gregory, and Telfer Gregory; and three sisters, Mildred Gregory, at home, and two older married sisters.

 

6 Sep 1918:

Murray Carleton Evans was killed in action in France last week, aged 23 years.  He was with the

Canadian troops.  He was the only child of Henry Evans, assistant treasurer of Carleton Dry Goods Store in St. Louis, and grandson of Mrs. H. M. Sanburn, of Anna.

 

13 Sep 1918:

Helen M. Davidson died last week at home at 1514 E. 65th St., Chicago.  She was the daughter of Mrs.

Georgia L. (Brown) Davidson, formerly of Jonesboro.

W. Kay Misenhimer died near London, England, aged 23 years.  He was a member of the Royal Flying

Corps, enlisting in Canda.  He was a brother of Mrs. H. M. Thrasher.

Carrie A. (Roberts) Nicholas died 4 Sep 1918, and was buried in Valhalla Cemetery.  Her funeral was at

Third Baptist Church, where she was a member.  She was the daughter of Mrs. C. Roberts, deceased.  She married 29 years ago Dr. A. B. Nichols, of 3877 Washington Blvd., St. Louis.  She left a husband, one sister, Mrs. John Boatwright, of St. Louis; and four brothers, Jeff Roberts, of Etherton, Jackson County, Charles D. Roberts, of St. Louis, Frank Roberts, of Chicago, and A. H. Roberts, of Murphysboro, Jackson County.

 

20 Sep 1918:

Mabel Ruth Black died 17 Sep 1918, at home in McClure, Alexander County, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the daugbter of Roland E. Black.

Edward Smith died 18 Sep 1918, at Reynoldsville, aged 4 years, 8 months, and was buried at Grand

Tower, Jackson County.  He was the son of Ed Smith.

Clarence Everett Atkins died 16 Sep 1918, at home in Reynoldsville, aged 23 years, 1 month, 4 days, and

was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Reynoldsville.  He was the son of Lewis B. Atkins.

Mrs. Amos (Wilhelm) Sanford died Friday (13 Sep 1918) at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  She was born 14 Aug 1876, in Carlylye, the daughter of Gustv and Elizabeth Wilhelm.  She married on 6 Oct 1898, Amos Sanford.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  She left a husband, a son, a daughter, and sisters Mrs. Ida Kahlert and Mrs. Charles Sharp, of Carlyle, Mrs. Almelia Heitmeier and Mrs. E. H. Burkhart, of St. Louis.

Paul Stout was killed in action 19 Jul 1918, in France.  He was the son of U. S. Marshall Cooper Stout,

of Murphysboro, Jackson County.

Sgt. Donald Forsythe was killed recently in France.  He was from Carbondale, Jackson County, and may

have been the son of Billy and Maggie (Koenig) Forsythe, formerly of Anna.

 

4 Oct 1918:

Rhea Laura (Linn) Melzer died last Monday (23 Sep 1918) at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, and

was buried in St. John’s Cemetery in Effingham.  Her funeral was at St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she became a member in 1904.  She went to the hospital on 25 Sep 1918, and never recovered after an operation on Monday, 30 Sep 1918.  She was born 29 Dec 1874, in Jonesboro, the daughter of J. T. S. and Ellen F. Linn, of Jonesboro.  At the age of 15 she went to Mt. Pleasant, N.C., and entered Mt. Amoena Seminary, of which her uncle, the Rev. J. A. Linn, was president.  She married on 6 Feb 1901, at her home in Jonesboro, Emil Melzer, senior member of Melzer Bros. Milling Company  In 1904 they moved to Effingtham.  She returned months ago from a visit for her health with her sister, Mrs. Sidney Nunamaker, at Portsmouth or Norfolk, Va.  Beulah Linn was also a sister.  She left a husband and two sons, Charles Melzer and John Melzer, and one daughter, Lowenda Melzer; two brothers in California, and three sisters.  (See also 11 Oct 1918, issue.)

John Lanau died and his funeral was at Shawneetown, Mo.  He was the uncle of Mrs. Arthur Bauer, of

Jonesboro.

 

11 Oct 1918:

Lillie Mehnert died 21 Sep 1918, in Manson, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Henry Huelson, of south of

Jonesboro, and the wife of the Rev. O. Mehnert.

Paul Clendenen was killed in action.  He was the son of T. C. Clendenen, superintendent of Cairo,

Alexander County, schools.

Henry Hertz died 4 Oct 1918, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Bostain, of pneumonia, aged 84

years, 8 months, 20 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born in Baden, Germany, and came to America in 1857, settling in Union County.  He was a farmer until a few years ago when he moved to Anna.  He married in 1866 Emily Craver, who died 19 Nov 1896.  He had five children, Frank L. Hertz, Dora B. Hertz, Augustus A. Hertz, John W. Hertz, and Mary A. Hertz, all living in or near Anna.  He married on 12 Nov 1897, Mrs. Mary Neibauer, of Dongola, who died 24 Apr 1918.

Edwin “Ed” Penninger died 3 Oct 1918, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  He had a stroke of

paralysis in St. Louis and his daughter, Mrs. Louis Treece, who received a telegram and then went up there and brought him to her home in June 1918.  He was born 15 Feb 1870, near Lick Creek, the son of Lock Penninger He left Lick Creek on 15 Jul 1911, and moved to Anna, where he remained five years before moving to St. Louis in 1916.  He was baptized and became a member of First Baptist Church of Anna after he moved to the town.  He married on 25 Jun 1891, Lucy Hood, who surives.  They had five children, Lena Treece, Burly Penninger, Clarence Penninger, Victor Penninger, and Donald Penninger (deceased).   He also left two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Kimbro and Mrs. Minnie Sitter, and one brother, Guy Penninger. (See also 16 Aug 1918, and 14 Jun 1918, issues). 

Martha Wilson died Sunday (6 Oct 1918).  Her funeral was at Mount Vernon, Jefferson County.  She was

formerly Mrs. John Gibson and lived in Jonesboro a number of years ago.  She was the sister of Richard Peery.

Gerald Amos Brasel died Wednesday last week (2 Ot 1918), aged 18 months, and was buried in Bethel

Cemetery.  He was the son of F. E. Brasel, of Anna.

 

18 Oct 1918:

Tommy Messer died 13 Oct 1918, at Anna State Hospital, aged 18 years, and was buried at Makanda. 

He was the son of Paul Messer of Makanda, Jackson County.  He fell between two cars of an Illinois Central freight train at Casper switch north of Anna last Sunday (13 Oct 1918).  His right arm was cut off near the shoulder and his right leg was cut off at the hip.  He was found still conscious two hours later.  He and two other Makanda boys, Rolla Bradley, 18 years old, and John Jungers, 17 years old, went to Murphysboro, Jackson County, for whiskey Saturday night (12 Oct 1918).  Messer and Bradley decided to ride the train to Mounds, Pulaski County, after returning to Makanda.  Bardley said he woke up in a coal car in Mounds. 

Rev. W. C. Lockard died Tuesday (15 Oct 1918) at home in Anna, of double pneumonia following

influenza, aged 34 years, and was buried in Lockard Cemetery east of Makanda.  He left a family.  He was a member of Anna Mutual Relief Association.  (See also 8 Nov 1918, issue.)

Winfred Warder died 8 Oct 1918, at Bordeaux, France, of pneumonia.  She was the daughter of Sen. and

Mrs. Walter Warder, of Cairo, Alexander County.  She recently entered the service and arrived overseas 7 Oct 1918, but had contracted pneumonia on the ship.  She was the niece of John B. Jackson, of Anna.

 

25 Oct 1918:

Frank Cavaness died 15 Oct 1918, of pneumonia, at Camp Mills, N.J., aged 29 years, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the son of James Cavaness, of Reynoldsville.

Louis S. Tackitt died 21 Oct 1918, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Hehenberger, south of

Jonesboro, aged 53 years, 1 day, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  His funeral was at his daughter’s home.  He was born in West Plains, Mo., and lived in St. Louis until he moved in with his daughter because of ill health.  He left a second wife in St. Louis, and five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Linsbough, Mrs. Evs Brown, and Miss Bessie Tackitt, of Newark, Ark., Mrs. J. C. Watson, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Fred Hehenberger, of Jonesboro.

Sgt. Lieberman died several days of influenza at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.  He used to come to Jonesboro

on recruiting duty.  He left a widow in Cairo, Alexander County.  She was so overcome that she attempted suicide.

Matilda Misenhimer died 18 Oct 1918, aged 90 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  She lived

all her life south of Jonesboro.  She left numerous descendants.  She was the grandmother of Roy Hileman, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Scott Stuby died 15 Oct 1918, in Sheridan, Wyo., of Spanish influenza.  He married Lucile Lingle, a

niece of Mrs. D. W. Grear, of Anna.  He was the circuit section foreman on the Great Northern Railway.  He left two daughters, Mary Jane Stuby, aged 2 years, and Jean Stuby, aged 3 years. 

John Johnson died on influenza at Camp Mills, N.J.  The body will probably be sent home for burial.  He

was the son of William Johnson, of Reynoldsville, and had been drafted into the army.  He left a widow at Reynoldsville.

James A. Carlock died 19 Oct 1918.  He was from Dongola and was a member of the Anna Mutual

Relief Association.  (See also 8 Nov 1918, issue.)

George A. Mattingly died last Thursday (17 Oct 1918) in Caruthersville, Mo., of pneumonia following

influenza, aged 46 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He came to Anna from Wayne County and assisted in construction of the local telephone system about 20 years ago.  He then worked in construction of rural lines in Union County until about six years ago he moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo.  He was a Mason.  His wife died in Cape Girardeau in 1917 and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His oldest son was killed in France this last summer. 

 

1 Nov 1918:

John T. Johnson died 21 Oct 1918, at Camp Mills, N.Y., of pneumonia, aged 27 years.  He was a

corporal in the army and received military honors by the G. A. R.  He married on 25 Jun 1918, Lora Kern and left the same day for Camp Wheeler, Ga., with 114 other Union County draftees during World War I.

Dora (Rendleman) Lamer died 25 Oct 1918, of pneumonia following influenza, at the home of her

sister, Mrs. Mary A. Walker, three and a half miles northwest of Anna, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  She was born 25 Jan 1875, the daughter of Jacob and Mary E. Rendleman.  She married on 10 Dec 1893, C. W. Lamer, of Salina, Kan., and lived in Kansas since her marriage.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Salina and was active in the Red Cross.  She left her husband, one son, H. B. Lamer, in the service in South Carolina; two brothers, D. F. Rendleman, of Anna, and R. M. Rendleman, of Wolf Lake; two sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Walker and Mrs. John W. Hess, of Anna.

 

8 Nov 1918:

Charles Eaves died.  He was a member of Anna Mutual Relief Association.

Ella Howenstein died.  She was a member of Anna Mutual Relief Association.

Mary O’Dair died.  She was a member of Anna Mutual Relief Association.

Charles Hancock died 30 Oct 1918, at Ware, of influenza, aged 15 years, and was buried in Trinity

Cemetery.

Mollie Winn died 2 Nov 1918, at home one and a half miles north of Anna, of influenza, aged 40 years,

and was buried in Tripp Cemetery.  She was the wife of Charles Winn.

Ben H. Vancil died 3 Nov 1918, at Wolf Lake, of influenza, aged 22 years, and was buried in Beech

Grove Cemetery.

Morine Trammel died 5 Nov 1918, at Ware, of influenza, aged 3 years, and was buried in Lindsey

Cemetery.

Mary Ann (Powell) Musselman died 1 Nov 1918, at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro

Cemetery.  She had a private funeral due to influenza epidemic health regulations.  She was a member of the Eastern Star and joined Salem Lutheran Church on 17 Jul 1910.  March 1918 she went to East St. Louis, for surgery.  She was born 26 Jun 1872, in Jonesboro, the second daughter of M. V. and Delia B. (Rushing) Powell.  She had three brothers, Van Powell, James Powell, and John Powell, who died in the order named.  She married on 8 Jan 1893, William J. Musselman, of Jonesboro.  They had one child, Cecil Julia Musselman.  She also left a father and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Williford and Mrs. O. F. Jones, of Jonesboro.

Everett Bean was killed 7 Oct 1918, in France.  He was the son of George C. Bean, postmaster of Illmo,

Mo., formerly of Anna.  (See also 20 Dec 1918, issue.)

Doris Floyd Hall was killed in action 30 Oct 1918.  He was a son of Floyd Hall.  He was in Co. K, 120th

U. S. Infantry.

Martha Elizabeth Julia (Muzzy) Hearns Ross died 26 Oct 1918, in Cobden, aged 85 years, 6 months, 1

Day, and was buried in the Ross lot.  She was born 25 Apr 1833, in Schuyler, Herkimer Co., N.Y., the only daughter of Amos and Julia (Wright) Muzzy.  She had five brothers, but was the last surving member of her family.  She moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in her girlhood.  She married Capt. Gilbert Hearns, a sea captain, who was lost in a storm at sea.  They had two children, William B. Heanrns, who died at Frederick, Ill., in 1910, and Emma Hearns, who died at home in Fort Worth, Texas.  She came to Cobden in 1858 in a prairie schooner and settled on the Finley Farm, now owned by Louis Basler.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Order of the Eastern Star.  She married in 1861 B. F. Ross.  They had two children, Mary Lenore wife of T. B. Goodman, and B. Frank Ross, both of Cobden.  She also left 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren..

 

15 Nov 1918:

Robert Lee Adkins died 8 Nov 1918, at home in Reynoldsville, aged 23 years, 3 months, 2 days, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

George W. Ferrill died.  He was a member of Anna Mutual Relief Association.

 

22 Nov 1918:

Ralph Woodrow Adkins died 19 Nov 1918, aged 19 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He

was the son of Robert L. and Beulah Adkins, of Reynoldsville, and his father died 8 Nov 1918.  This was the third death in the family of L. B. Adkins in two months.

Will Mortimore died after being beat Thursday last week (14 Nov 1918) at his home one and a half miles

from Elco, Alexander County.  Five other occupants of his home were also beaten and the house was burned to the ground.  A motive and suspects are unknown.

Mrs. B. C. Houtz died and was buried last Wednesday (20 Nov 1918) in Anna.  She worked in the

government service in Washington, D.C., from where the remains were shipped.She was the wife of Lieut. Houtz stationed at Camp Logan, Texas, who accompanied the remains to Anna.  She was the sister of Miss Elizabeth Gunter, of Anna.

Billy Plummee died last Saturday (16 Nov 1918) of influenza at Ash Grove, Mo., and was buried in

DuQuoin.  He used to live in Anna and brought his show, Plumlee’s Comedians, to the Anna fair.

Virgil Crissip died 11 Nov 1918, of influenza, aged 13 years, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.  He

was a son of Frank Crissip, of Ware.

Robert Crissip died 14 Nov 1918, of influenza, aged 22 years, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.  He

was a son of Frank Crissip, of Ware, and a brother of Virgil Crissip.

Mrs. Amos Smith died 14 Nov 1918, of influenza, aged 34 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

Alfred Smith died 13 Nov 1918, of influenza, at the home of his parents near Wolf Lake, aged 9 months,

and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Angeline Simmons died 15 Nov 1918, of influenza, aged 55 years, and was buried in Casper

Cemetery.

Opal Cook died 18 Nov 1918, aged 10 months, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.  She was the

daughter of Charles Cook, of Wolf Lake.

James Moore died 19 Nov 1918, at the home of Frank Crissip near Ware, aged 45 years, and was buried

in Morgan Cemetery.

 

29 Nov 1918:

Oma Simmons died 23 Nov 1918, of influenza at home west of Jonesboro, aged 16 years, and was buried

in Casper Cemetery.

Annie Schlegel died 24 Nov 1918, at the home of Henry Huelson, four miles south of Jonesboro, aged 73

years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  She used to lived alone in Jonesboro in a little house in the east part of town.  She was a sister of Mrs. Kohler, an aunt of Mrs. J. S. Gore, and a great-aunt of Ruth Gore.

Annie R. Sadler died 25 Nov 1918, aged 2 months, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  She was the

daughter of Ben Sadler, of two miles west of Jonesboro.

Hannah Long died 12 Nov 1918, at Ensenada, Lower California, aged 88 years.  She left Jonesboro about

30 years ago with her daughter, Sallie, who was a teacher in Jonesboro.  Her daughter married T. J. McCarthy.  Her funeral notice was sent to the Jonesboro Gazette, but could not be read because it was in Spanish.

Serena A. (Cruse) Brown died 21 Nov 1918, at home in Anna, of appendicitis, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 18 Dec 1839, one of 11 children of Peter and Sophia Cruse.  She married on 1 Jan 1871, Michael W. Brown.  They had one son who died at birth.  She moved to Anna in 1872 and was a member of the Congregational Church.  When it disbanded, she attended the Evengelical Church.  She left two sisters, Mrs. Sarah J. Stokes and Mrs. Mahulda Andrews, of Anna, and one brother, Alexander Cruse, of Washington State. She was related to Mrs. W. F. Hamilton, of Kankakee.

 

6 Dec 1918:

Elizabeth Steidner died and her funeral Sunday (1 Dec 1918) was in Murphysboro, Jackson County. 

She was the niece of C. Steidner, of Jonesboro.

Mrs. Adelaide R. Buchanan died last Sunday (1 Dec 1918) at home in Cairo, Alexander County. 

Verna Hooppaw died 23 Nov 1918, at Albuquerque, N.M., of tuberculosis.  She was the youngest

daughter of W. T. Hooppaw.

Dorothy Marguerite Gholson died 3 Dec 1918, at home in Jonesboro, of influenza, aged 15 years, 11

months, 14 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the second daughter and youngest child of C. E. Gholson.  She was a pupil at Jonesboro Community High School and a member of the Baptist Church.  She lelft her parents, three brothers, Harry Gholson, of McClure, Alexander County, John Gholson, and Russell Gholson; and one sister, Mrs. Floyd Bradshaw, of Raleigh.

Esther Cushman Tibbets died 1 Dec 1918, of pneumonia following influenza, aged 27 years, 11 months,

1 day, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her home Jonesboro.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in Jonesboro and Order of the Eastern Star.  She graduated from Joneboro high school in 1910.    She was the daughter of Albert S. and Esther Tibbets.   She left her parents, two brothers, John A. Tibbets and Thoms B. Tibbets; and two sisters, Mrs. N. R. Cluster, of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Francis Coffman, of Curryville, Mo.

G. Andrew J. Neely died last Saturday (30 Nov 1918) at Duquoin, aged 55 years, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  He used to live in Jonesboro and moved to DuQuoin about three months ago.  He had a life insurance policy in Anna Mutual Relief Association.  He left four children. 

Roscoe S. Treece died.  He was a member of Anna Mutual Relief Association.

Sarah Jane (Cruse) Stokes died Monday (2 Dec 1918) and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was

born 5 Apr 1835, the fifth daughter of Peter Cruse.  She had two brothers and seven sisters.  She married on 7 Oct 1855, M. G. Stokes, who died in November 1870.  They had four sons and four daughters.  Four children preceded her in death.  She left one sister, Mrs. Mahuldah Andrews, of Anna; one brother, Alexander Cruse, of Washington State; two daughters, Mrs. James R. Hogue, of Ely, Nev., and Mrs. James Stephenson, of Prescott, Ark.; two sons, Harry O. Stokes, of Chicago, and Sam S. Stokes, of Anna; 16 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.   She was the grandmother of Fred Hunsaker, of St. Louis.

Edward W. Hilboldt died 29 Nov 1918, at Cairo, Alexander County, aged 74 years, 9 months, 18 days,

and was buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Dongola.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church in Dongola.  He was born in Switzerland and came to America with his parents, Samuel Starner Hilboldt and Mary A. Weissenbach.  They landed at New Orleans and came up the Mississippi River to Green’s Old Ferry and arrived at Jonesboro in May 1854, with several other families.  They moved to Dongola in 1856, where his father died in 1868, leaving a widow, three sons, and one daughter.  Edward was the oldest son and learned the cooper’s trade.  He enlisted in Co. I, 109th in 1862.  He joined the Evenaglical Lutheran Church in Dongola in 1871 and the Odd Fellows lodge in 1878.  He served as trustee of Dongola Village.  He married on 20 Aug 1866, Elizabeth Ritter.  They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on 20 Aug 1916.  He left a widow, two sons, Frank H. Hilboldt, vice president of First National Bank and station agent at Gravette, Benton Co., Ark., and Albert W. Hilboldt, Dongola postmaster; one sister, Mary C. Williams, of Granville, Licking Co., Ohio; one brother in Jonesboro, and several nephews and nieces.

 

13 Dec 1918:

Clifford Batson died 9 Dec 1918, of influenza, aged 31 years, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery.  She

was born west of Jonesboro.  He left a family.

Dr. A. A. Bondurant committed suicide last Sunday (8 Dec 1918) in his apartment at Cairo, Alexander

County, by shooting himself in the head, aged 68 years.

Cornelius L. Westman died 5 Dec 1918, in Vienna, Johnson County, and was buried at Vienna.  He was

born 7 Aug 1834, in Ireland.  He came to Union County in the early 1870s from Ohio, from which state he enlisted in the Civil War.  He was pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Jonesboro and was instrumental in building the church in Cobden.  He farmed near Anna and then moved to Johnson County.  He was actively interested in the country fairs and was actively involced in Republican politics.  He was once a candidate for sheriff.  He was a Mason.  He married about 1875 in Jonesboro Kate Henney, the oldest daughter of William Henney, a tailor.  The widow’s mother died in Jonesboro about 1872.  Two of her sisters, Ella Henney and Alice Henney, died in Murphysboro, Jackson County, where her father moved in the early 1880s.  She also had a brother, John Henney.  He left a widow and three children.

Frank Brown died 7 Dec 1918, at Wolf Lake of influenza, aged 58 years, and was buried in Beech Grove

Cemetery.  He left a family.

Glenn Simmerman died last Saturday (7 Dec 1918) of influenza, aged 8 years, and was buried in Trinity

Cemetery.  He was the son of Grover Simmerman.

 

20 Dec 1918:

Infant of Vern Hill died in West Frankfort, Franklin County, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  The

infant was born Tuesday (17 Dec 1918) and lived but a short time.  The infant’s mother and brother, Frank Hill, were ill with influenza.  The father was the son of Rev. J. A. Hill and a mechanic in West mine.  (See also 3 Jan 1919, issue.)

Eliza E. Bryant died 14 Dec 1918, in Jonesboro of influenza, aged 32 years, 20 days, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 24 Dec 1886, in Pomona, Jackson County.  She married on 26 Jul 1905, W. L. Bryant.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  She left a husband, daughter, son, parents, a sister, Mrs. Dora Grammer, of Pomona; and two brothers, William Fleming, of Pomona, and Harlan Fleming, of Murphysboro, Jackson County.

Mrs. W. S. English died 14 Dec 1918, at Lincoln, Neb., of influenza followed by pneumonia, aged 25

years, 3 months, 18 days, and was buried at Burtrum, Minn.  She worked in a printing office operating a linotype machine.  She was the daughter of A. H. Hosford, of Burtrum, Minn., where she was born.  She left her husband, parents, a brother, and a sister.

Mrs. Robert Carlisle died at Blaine, Kan., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was a sister of Mrs.

Mary Dempsey.

Mrs. Lewis Corzine died last Saturday (14 Dec 1918) of tuberculosis at her home in Jonesboro, and was

buried at Dongola.

Mrs. James Barred died Monday (16 Dec 1918) of pneumonia, at home in Anna, aged 49 years, and was

buried in Anna Cemetery.

Floyd Keenan died Monday (16 Dec 1918) at home in Anna, aged 18 months, and was buried in

Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the son of Mrs. Myrtle Keenan.

Mildred Joyce Hoffmire died Monday (16 Dec 1918) at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  She was the infant daughter of C. A. Hoffmire.

Marion Humphrey died 12 Dec 1918, from injuries received two weeks ago when he fell into a pan of

scalding water, aged 2 ½ years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was the son of Lemuel Humphrey.

Harry Jackson died Monday (16 Dec 1918) at Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 31 years, and was

buried in Trinity Cemetery.  He was a son of Andrew Jackson, of four miles east of Anna.  He left a widow and two children.

Nora Marie Kinder died 14 Dec 1918, of influenza, aged 18 years, 4 months, 10 days.  She was born 4

Aug 1900, at Reynoldsville, the daughter of R. A. Keller.  She married on 14 Feb 1918, Albert Kinder.  He left home on 23 Jun 1918, to serve in World War I and was in training four months at Camp Wheeler, Macon Co., Ga.  She visited him at Camp Miller, N.Y., from where he was sent to France.  She received one letter from him after he went overseas.  She left her parents, husband, one brother, Henry N. Keller; and five sisters, Mrs. Clarence Bankston, Stella Keller, Ethel Keller, Brooksie Keller, and Roxy Keller.

Dora West died 14 Dec 1918, of influenza, at home near Anna, and was buried in Casper Cemetery. She

was born 23 Feb 1893, in Anna, a daughter of S. S. Thompson.  Her husband died 24 hours later.  They left an infant son, aged 18 months.

Ben West died 15 Dec 1918, of influenza, at home near Anna, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  He

was born 18 Sep 1891, in Anna.  His wife died 24 hours before him.  He left an infant son, aged 18 months.

Carrie Louise Lippard died 13 Dec 1918, of pneumonia following influenza, at the home of her father,

Thomas C. Lippard, in Anna, aged 25 years, 11 months, 6 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born and reared in Anna.  She attended school at Sisters of Loretta in Belleville.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Anna.  She left a father, two sisters, Mrs. L. T. Leonard and Lizzie Lippard; and one brother, Oscar T. Lippard, in the American army in France.

Everett Boren died last Saturday (14 Dec 1918) of pleurisy, aged 12 years, and was buried in Anna

Cemetery.  He was the son of Lawrence Boren and a nephew of Logan Boren, of Springfield.

 

27 Dec 1918:

Marie Edna Hill died 20 Dec 1918, at home in West Frankfort, Franklin County, of pneumonia following

influenza, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  The Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Hill, Mrs. and Mrs. Calvin Hill, and Mrs. Robert Thomas, accompanied the body to Jonesboro. Her infant died a few day previous.  She was born 13 Feb 1895, in Jonesboro, the youngest child of J. R. English.  She lived in Jonesboro until she married Vernon R.“Vern” Hill, of Jonesboro, on 1 Jan 1914.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  She left her husband, one son, Frank Valgene Hill; parents, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Forsee, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. Kittie Bizzell, of Anna; three brothers, W. S. English, of Lincoln, Neb., Calvin D. English, of St. Louis, and Arthur English, of Kankakee.  (See also 3 Jan 1919, issue.)

Jane (Hinkle) Green died 20 Dec 1918, at home in Makanda, Jackson County.  She was born four and a

half miles east of Anna.  She lived in Anna until a few years ago.  She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.  She left her husband, William Green; a daughter, a son; two sisters, Mrs. John Lyerle and Mrs. William Kimmel; and one brother, William Hinkle.

Gilbert Eugene Anderson died 18 Dec 1918, in Tulsa, Okla., of pneumonia following influenza, and was

buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 30 Jan 1879, in Anna, the son of Lafayette and Anna Anderson.  He married on 14 Feb 1914, in Ottawa, Ill., Visa Frakin.  He left a widow, one brother, Everett Anderson, of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Sula Hecker, of Allentown, Pa., and Mrs. Nettie Behrens, of Milwaukee, Wis.

 

3 Jan 1919:

Virginia Caraker died and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the wife of John Caraker.

William H. Rymer died 29 Dec 1918, at home near Dongola, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  His

funeral was at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  He was born 2 Feb 1851, perhaps in Jonesboro, the only son of the late Capt. Jerry Rymer.  He taught school a few terms in the country.  He left a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Doris Dillow; a son, Lester Rymer, at home; five sisters, Mary Rymer, Hattie Rymer, Clara Rymer, Mrs. George V. Morgan, all of Jonesboro, and Mrs. O. J. Storm, of Enid, Okla.

Jennie Dillow died 28 Dec 1918, at home in Chicago, aged 33 years, 1 month, 29 days, and was buried in

Trinity Cemetery.  She was the wife of Lafayette Dillow.  Her funeral was at the home of J. F. Millis, four and a half miles east of Anna.

Stella Clifford died 28 Dec 1918, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Cora Fiss, on North 31st Street, East St.

Louis, St. Clair County, aged 38 years, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, where her infant daughter was buried.  She was visiting her mother when she became sick.  She was born in Cobden and was related to Emory Barker and N. Green. She married in 1905 S. J. Clifford, then of St. Louis, now of Phoenix, Ariz.  She left her husband, a 5-year-old son, her mother, a sister, Daisy Fiss; two brothers, Harry Fiss and George Fiss, of East St. Louis.