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Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1920

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

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2 Jan 1920:

Rev. Josiah L. Hammond died 31 Dec 1919, at the home of his son, J.L. Hammond, in Anna, aged 88

years, 18 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  He was born 13 Dec 1833, in Washington Co., Md.  He married on 27 Feb 1855, Margaret Ann Blecher.  They had two children, both daughters, one of whom died in infancy and the other was Mrs. George W. DeHaven, of Sioux City Falls, Iowa.  His wife died 4 Nov 1860.  He married 2nd on 25 Jul 1861, Mary Sumner.  They had three sons, Martin Luther Hammond, of Davenport, Iowa; William R. Hammond, of Pienele, Mont.; and Jackson L. Hammond, of Anna.  He became a lay preacher in 1861 and moved to Ogle County in 1867.  He was licensed to preach by the Northern Illinois Lutheran Synod in 1868 and ordained in 1868 at Carthage.  His first pastorate was in April 1871 at Shuey’s Mills, Wis.  He retired from the ministry in December 1911 and moved to Anna, but in 1914 bought a home in Jonesboro.  His wife died in October 1917.  (See also 9 Jan 1920, issue.)

 

Joe Evans died last Saturday (27 Dec 1919) walking along the railroad track, aged 33 years.  He lived in

Grand Tower, Jackson County.

 

9 Jan 1920:

Silas C. Moore was accidentally shot and killed 2 Dec 1919, on the USS DeLong at Balboa, Panama, aged 23 years.  His mother died in his infancy when he was 2 years old.  He was the son of W. A. Moore and the nephew of H.H. Moore, of Pulaski, Pulaski County.  He attended school in Jonesboro.

 

Eva Norris died 7 Jan 1920, aged 40 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the oldest daughter of Charles C. Crowell and was born on a farm west of Jonesboro.  Her mother died in her childhood.  She joined Jonesboro Baptist Church and was an accomplished musician like her father.  She married Robert M. Norris.  She left two daughters, Mildred Norris, aged 17 years, and Mary Norris, aged 13 years; one son, Robert Norris, aged 11; one brother, Dr. Ralph Crowell; two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Hunsaker and Miss Mabel Crowell; and one stepmother.

 

16 Jan 1920:

Wallace E. Sabin died at the home of his brother, Dr. F. A. Sabin, in Anna, aged 75 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He brought a bucket of coal into the house and dropped dead after setting it down.  He had lived with his brother for 10 years and was retired as a lieutenant from the U.S. Army after 40 years.

 

Dr. Hunter Corbett died recently in China, aged 84 years.  He was the father of Mrs. J. R. E. Craighead, formerly of Anna.  He was a missionary for 57 years.

 

Charles L. Rich died of illness he contracted in France, aged 33 years.  He was the son of Michael Rich.  He military funeral was at the Congregational church in Cobden.

 

L. Jasper Hess died 11 Jan 1920, at home in Anna, of stomach trouble, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Presbyterian church, of which he was a member.  He was born 25 Aug 1849, on a farm four miles east of Anna, the son of Silas and Mary (Hileman) Jhess.  He was a teacher, but after he married in 1877 he became a farmer.  He was active in Anna National Bank.  He sold his farm several years ago and moved to Anna.  He was a county commissioner, sheriff, and Mason.  He married twice.  He had no children, but left a widow, a stepson, Dr. Roy Hess, of Chicago; two brothers, George W. Hess and John Hess; and three sisters, Mrs. William Boswell, Mrs. Jeff Stokes, and Mrs. D. F. Rendleman.

 

23 Jan 1920:

Macklin A. Hazel died 15 Jan 1920, of tuberculosis in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He left a widow and five children.

 

Mrs. W. R. Fly died, aged 78 years, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.  She lived east of Anna.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church last Sunday (18 Jan 1920).  She was married 60 years.  She left a husband, one daughter, and one son.

 

30 Jan 1920:

George E. Wynn died 22 (also as 21) Jan 1920, in Laramie, Wyo., of pneumonia, aged 23 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was a student at University of Wyoming.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church.  Miss Lonera Montgomery, of Laramie, former librarian at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna, accompanied the remains to Anna.  He was born a few miles north of Jonesboro, graduated from Anna High School and attended Carthage College.  He left his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wynn, three sisters, and two brothers.  Mrs. Della Morgan, of south of Anna, was his sister. 

 

Elisha A. Crowder died 23 Jan 1920, in Lick Creek, aged 87 years, 11 months, 16 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  He was born in Tennessee.  He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.  He left eight children, 23 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

 

Lucy A. Boswell died 22 Jan 1920, at home on Monroe Street in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She would have been 80 years on Sunday (1 Feb 1920).  Her funeral was at the Christian church, where she was a member.  She was a widow of J. T. Boswell.  She left two sons, Ed Boswell, of Anna, and Dr. T.C. Boswell, of Mounds, Pulaski County.

 

6 Feb 1920:

William Rhodes died at home in Roswell, N.M.  He left Anna about 25 or 30 years ago.

 

Wife of the Rev. R. H. Tharp, pastor of the Baptist church in Anna, died Wednesday (4 Feb 1920) of pneumonia.

 

A. Stockman died 30 Jan 1920, at Hale Sanitarium in Anna, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  His funeral was in Cobden.  He was a harness maker for Mangold-Alden & Company.  He left a widow, a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Appel; and three grandchildren.

 

13 Feb 1920:

Philip E. Weiss died at home in Jonesboro, aged 55 years, 10 months, and 2 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery south of Jonesboro.  His funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church.  He was born in Germany, the son of George Weiss, and came to America when a small boy.  He worked at M. Hehenberger’s saw mill south of Jonesboro and at the Fruit Growers Package Co.  He married Minnie Bartruff.  He left a widow, five sons, Louie Weiss, of Salem, Ore., Ben Weiss, of Louisville, Ky., Arthur Weiss, Sam Weiss, and William Weiss; four daughters, Mrs. Douglas Weaver, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Frank Casey, of Markedtree, Ark., Mrs. Jefferson Slicker, and Annie Weiss; one brother, George P. Weiss; and one sister, Mrs. William Bartruff.

 

Isaac Smith died 8 Feb 1920, at home west of Jonesboro, aged 50 years, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  He moved a little over a year ago to the Dan Hileman farm for which he had signed a five-year lease.  He left a widow and several children.

 

Henry Gustav Machleith died 10 Feb 1920, in Jonesboro, of infirmities and old age, aged nearly 80 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at ther Baptist church.  He was born 9 Mar 1840, in Schwarzburg, Rudolstadt, Germany.  He came to America with his parents when 11 and settled in Wisconsin.  He became a harness maker in Wisconsin, St. Louis, and settled in Jonesboro on 26 Apr 1864.  He became a partner with Charles Klutts in Klutts & Machleith Harness and Sadlery.  He bought out Klutts in 1874 and continued in business alone until retirement in 1900.  He lived in a brick residence on Ferry Avenue, which he built when he married, and also owned two large farms in the bottoms.  He married on 5 Jul 1874, Sarah J. Nusbaum. He was a member of the German Reformed Church and was very fond of reading.  He left his widow, two children, Minnie May wife of Dr. J. J. Lence, of Jonesboro, and Charles Henry Machleith, of the bottoms; seven grandchildren, one sister, and two brothers in Wisconsin.

 

Oscar E. Poole died yesterday (12 Feb 1920?) at home two miles south of Jonesboro of pneumonia following influenza, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  (The 20 Feb 1920, and 25 Mar 1921, issues and his grave marker state he died 14 Feb 1920, aged 50 years, 8 months, 19 days.)  He married on 23 Nov 1895, Minnie Leyerle.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  He left a widow, two brothers, and three sisters.  Palm Sunday 1921 an altar, lecturn, and large brass cross donated to St. John’s Church by Minnie Poole in her husband’s memory were dedicated. 

 

J. Wilson Karraker died 5 Feb 1920, at Yale, Okla.  He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  He

was the youngest son of Daniel and Rachel Karraker and was raised on a farm owned by W.W. Karraker, three miles east of Dongola.  His brothers were Paul Karraker, Jacob Karraker, Dennis Karraker, Nathan Karraker, and Bazzell Karraker.  His sisters were Peggy Patterson, Paulina Karraker, and Sarah Karraker, all deceased.  Peggy, Jacob, and Wilson all died over the age of 87 years.  His mother died when 86 years old.  He sold the homestead to his brother Jacob in 1880 and moved to Kansas.  He then sold his farm there and moved to seven miles east of Yale, Okla.  His first wife, Temperance Karraker, died 25 or more years ago.  He married a second time.  His two oldest children, Caleb Karraker and Mary Karraker, died a few years ago.  He left five children, Jackson Karraker, Alonzo Karraker, Hezzie Karraker, C.E. Karraker, and Rachel Karraker.

 

20 Feb 1920:

Fanny June Kelley died 16 Feb 1920, at home five miles south of Jonesboro, of pneumonia following influenza, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 22 Jun 1901, the youngest of six children of M. T. Kelley.  Her father was also sick with pneumonia, but recovered (16 Apr 1920, issue.)

 

Dallas Meisenheimer died 12 Feb 1920, at home in Carbondale, Jackson County, of pneumonia, aged 63 years.

 

Richard Meisenheimer died 11 Feb 1920, of pneumonia.  He was the son of Dallas Meisenheimer and they had a joint funeral.

 

Louis Johnson died in Anna, aged 38 years, and was buried yesterday (19 Feb 1920?).  He was a brother of Mrs. Phelps, the wife of the pastor of Jonesboro Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

Kate Cook died 18 Feb 1920, at home in Jonesboro, of pneumonia, aged 73 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She was the daughter of Bradford Brown and was born and raised south of Jonesboro.  She married in 1870 Samuel W. Cook, who died in 1902.  She left one son, Oliver N. Cook, who is ill with double pneumonia.  (See also 27 Feb 1920, issue.)

 

Adaline P. Dillow died 6 Feb 1920, at the home of her son, Frank Planert, at 5431 Adams St., Chicago.  She was the first white child born in Thebes, Alexander County.  She married in 1865 Henry Planert, who died in 1886, leaving two sons, Harry Planert, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Frank Planert, of Chicago.  She married in 1891 Henry Dillow, who died several years ago.  She taught school in Alexander and Union counties.  She was a member of the Protestant Church and Order of the Eastern Star.

 

James Fowley died last Saturday (14 Feb 1920) at a hospital in Carbondale, Jackson County.  He was from Cobden and was quite old.

 

Azzie English died Wednesday (18 Feb 1920) at home on Green Street in Anna, of influenza, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the widow of Frank English and left three daughters.

 

Dr. John C. Jean died 11 Feb 1920, at home of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Randall, of pneumonia, aged nearly 68 years.  He lived in Lick Creek and was a veterinarian surgeon for 35 year.  Last fall he moved to Anna.  He was a Mason for 31 years.  His wife died 31 years ago.  He left one daughter and two sons.

 

Hamilton S. Crabtree died 13 Feb 1920, at home on Casey Street in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 14 Feb 1840, in Tennessee and died one day before his 80th birthday.  He was a Civil War veteran and member of the G. A. R.  He lived 46 years on a farm east of Anna and 18 years ago moved to Anna.  He had 10 children.  He left one son, two daughters, 16 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

27 Feb 1920:

Charles Griffith died 20 Feb 1920, at Ware, aged 44 years, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.  He left

a widow and several children.

 

James Calvin Craver died at home in Sutherland, Pinellas Co., Fla., aged 73 years, and was buried in Curlew Cemetery.  He was born 27 Dec 1849, in Jonesboro, the son and one of five children of David and Mary (Hunsaker) Craver and was raised near St. John’s Church.  Only one sibling, John M. Craver, lived to maturity.  He entered the University of Illinois, but left his senior year because of ill health.  He studied medicine under Dr. Hacker in Jonesboro and also studied law there.  He taught school in Illinois and Missouri and moved to Florida nearly 50 years ago because of ill health.  The winter of 1877 he arrived in Tampa, Fla., and settled at Sutherland, near Yellow Bush, now Ozona, Hillsboro, Fla.  He kept a diary.  On 29 Jan 1878, his brother, John M. Craver, arrived in Florida and married a girl from Alabama.  They settled at Anclote, near Tarpon Springs, Fla.  John had four children; three were living in 1920.  John died six years ago and was buried in Tarpon Springs.  James Calvin wrote letters to the Jonesboro Gazette signed “Cal.”  He was a Mason and member of the Baptist Church. He was an uncle of David Craver, of Tampa, Fla., Allie Craver and Mary wife of  Robert J. Williford, of Sutherland, Fla.  (See also 14 May 1920, issue.)

 

Edna Mae Avett was accidentally shot and died two hours later on Saturday (21 Feb 1920) in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, aged about 1 ½ years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Clyde Avett.  Her mother was holding her when she was shot in the abdomen by a small neighborhood boy.  She was the great-granddaughter of W. P. Avett, of Jonesboro.

 

Oliver N. Cook died Wednesday (25 Feb 1920) of double pneumonia, aged about 46 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the son of Samuel W. and Kate (Brown) Cook.  He left one son, Braddy Cook, aged 20 years.

 

Helen Adkins died 24 Feb 1920, at the home of her father, Louis Adkins, near Reynoldsville, of double pneumonia following influenza, aged 14 years, 7 months, 12 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

Chris Frick died at Parmley, Mo., of influenza, aged 73 years, and was buried Tuesday (24 Feb 1920) in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was a brother of Alexander Frick and father of Mrs. John Mixon, of Jonesboro.

 

Cleta Godwin died 22 Feb 1920, at the home of her parents northwest of Jonesboro, aged 1 year, 8 months, 8 days, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.

 

Vera Wynn died 25 Feb 1920, at Ware, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the daughter of W. R. Wynn.

 

Francis J. Coleman died Thursday last week (19 Feb 1920).  He was a teacher at Bluff School.

 

Mrs. Ed Smith died 24 Feb 1920, at Reynoldsville, and was buried at Grand Tower, Jackson County.

 

M. H. Silber died 13 Feb 1920, at St. Louis, aged 46 years, and was buried at Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He was born in Jonesboro and was a brakeman on the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 23 years.  He left a widow, a son, a daughter, several brothers and sisters, and a mother, Mrs. John Silber.

 

Mrs. John Silber died 24 Feb 1920, aged 77 years, 11 months, and 10 days, and was buried in Murphysboro, Jackson County.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church in Murphysboro.  She was born in Stoddard Co., Mo., and came to Jonesboro as an orphan when 18 years old.  She married John Silber at the residence of the late Jesse Ware.  They moved to Murphysboro 15 years ago and he died there in 1906.  She left five children, Mrs. M. R. Spurrier, of Santa Barbara, Calif., E. E. Silber, of San Francisco, Calif., Sarah E. Silber, of Murphysboro, and F. W. Silber and S. S. Silber, of Webster Groves, Mo.

 

Mrs. Kelly Sheppard died last Thursday (19 Feb 1920) at home on the W. A. Hartline farm north of Anna, of influenza, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  She left a husband and three children, who were all sick with influenza.

 

James Henry Winn died 22 Feb 1920, near Ware and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 25 Jan 1901.

 

Benjamin Crowell died at St. Mary’s Infirmary, Cairo, Alexander County, aged 66 years, and was buried at Reynoldsville.  He lived in Reynoldsville.

 

5 Mar 1920:

Henry Frick died 1 Mar 1920, at his home in Cobden, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was the last living charter member of Cobden Masonic Lodge.  He was born 84 years ago in Jonesboro, the son of Caleb and Rachel Frick.  His father died in May 1869.  His brothers, Thomas Frick died about 1879 and Jackson Frick died in 1877.  He grew up in Jonesboro and attended Shurtleff College in Alton. At age 25 he moved to Cobden and became a merchant.  He also was manager of the Bell Store in Ullin, Pulaski County.  He married on 8 Mar 1864, Ellen E. Towne.  He left a widow, five children, Will H. Frick, of Los Angeles, Calif., Charles A. Frick, Helen wife of Claude Rich, Carrie Frick, and Bertha Frick, all of Cobden; and one sister, Mrs. T. J. Watkins, of Jonesboro.

 

George W. Parker died 2 Mar 1920, at the home of his parents near Western Saratoga, aged 18 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

Thomas E. Richardson died 24 Feb 1920, at home near Lick Creek, of pneumonia, aged 54 years, 11 months, and 11 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  He left a widow and a large family of children.  One son, Oard M. Richardson, was killed on 11 Jun 1918, at Chateau Thierry, France.

 

Mrs. F. O. Green died 29 Feb 1920, aged 32 years, 6 months, 20 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She swallowed corrosive sublimate two weeks ago to commit suicide.  Her husband was the chief engineer at the hospital in Anna.  She left a husband and four children.

 

12 Mar 1920:

Henry W. Hileman died 5 Mar 1920, aged 51 years, 2 months, 13 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 21 Dec 1868, in Union County, one of 13 children of John M. and Caroline Hileman.  He married Emma Misehimer on 22 Feb 1894.  They had one child who died in infancy.  He lived on a farm west of Jonesboro before moving to town.  He had been an invalid for seven years and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.   He left a widow and two brothers, A. Frank Hileman and Charles Hilemam.

 

Frank H. Holmes died 2 Mar 1920, in St. Louis, aged 23 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of Edward Cassel.

 

Kate (Coulter) Buck died last Monday (8 Mar 1920) at home in Marion, Williamson County.  She was the wife of John F. Buck and the daughter of Frank Coulter and used to live in Cobden.

 

Allen Dillow died Wednesday (10 Mar 1920) at home in Western Saratoga, aged 75 years, and was buried in Treece Cemetery.

 

Jacob M. Hileman died 4 Mar 1920, at home five miles south of Jonesboro, aged 86 years, 7 months, and some days, and was buried in Mission Chapel Cemetery.  He was a member of Missional Chapel Baptist Church.   He was the son of Peter Hileman, who came from North Carolina and settled where he and his son both died.  The old log cabin where Jacob was born was still standing in the yard of his more modern residence.  He had eight children.  He left an aged widow and five children, Bruno Hileman, of Jonesboro, William Hileman, Walter C. Hileman, Hugh C. Hileman, and Homer L. Hileman, all of the country; and 16 grandchildren.

 

Martha M. (Hunsaker) Firestone died 4 Mar 1920, in Jackson, Mo.  She had a stroke of paralysis on 8 Feb 1919.  She was born near Anna on 19 Dec 1858, the daughter of Samuel Tharp Hunsaker.  She married on 1 May 1881, Alfred Anderson Firestone.  They had seven children, six of whom were living.  John Firestone, the oldest child, died 17 May 1919.  She lived in Jonesboro until 1908, when she moved to Jackson.  She left five daughters, Carrie Perry, of Brownsville, Tenn., Onie Dollar and Susie Firestone, of Orofino, Idaho; Mary Firestone and Addie Firestone, at home; one son, Tonie Firestone, at home; and one brother, Jefferson Hunsaker.

 

19 Mar 1920:

Cynthia Ann Hindman died 11 Mar 1920, of asthma and heart trouble, aged 71 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She left a husband, Riley R. Hindman, three sons, and two daughters.

 

26 Mar 1920:

John Norman Brown was killed 21 Mar 1920, by a passenger train while walking on the tracks between Cobden and Makanda, aged 14 years, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery.  His funeral was at Tripp School House west of Jonesboro.  He moved from west of Jonesboro to a farm near Cobden the first of the year.  He was born 2 May 1905, the oldest son of C. E. Brown.  He left his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

 

Willard Walker died 21 Mar 1920, at home one mile south of Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of the Rev. Edward Lee.  He was born 27 Jan 1852, in Union County, the son of Hiram J. and Nancy Walker.  He was the stepson of Paul Frick.  In 1869, he and Sam Williford, George Neely, Matt Anderson, and Cam Neely invested in a one-horse outfit and headed for Texas.  Most of them returned to Jonesboro, but Williford remained there, married, and acquired a large ranch in south Oklahoma, where he died a few years ago.  Willard worked a couple years in Texas and returned home.  He then went west again for two years and worked as a freighter and miner. He married on 13 Mar 1877, Nellie Scott.  They had three children, Clarence Walker, of Jonesboro, Hester wife of Frank Jackson, of Sparta, Randolph County, and Ethel wife of Edward Fowler, of Anna.  He lived 43 years on a farm where he died.  He also left 12 grandchildren; one brother, William Walker, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Laura DeWitt and Mrs. Walter Grear, of Anna; and three stepsisters, the daughters of Paul Frick, Mrs. D. W. Miller and Mrs. Laura Hanners, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. W. S. Day, of Santa Barbara, Calif.  H.H. Walker, of Jonesboro, was a nephew.  After his death, his widow moved from the country to a home in the southern part of Jonesboro, where she lived with her sister, Mrs. Sophronia Blackstone (16 Apr 1920, issue).

 

George W. Elms died 18 Feb 1920, in Phoenix, Ariz., of tuberculosis, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church in Jonesboro.  He was born 27 Nov 1887, in Jonesboro, the son of Randall Elms.  His mother died when he was quite young and his father some years afterward.  He worked on the railroad and recently moved to Arizona for his health.  His wife was from Murphysboro, Jackson County, and died nearly a year ago.  They lived in Murphysboro and later at Chicago.  He was a brother of Mrs. C. E. Breeden, of Detroit, Mich., and a nephew of Mrs. Emmett Williford and of Mrs. E. H. Brackett, of Chicago.  He left one son, aged about 10 years.  (See also 2 Apr 1920, issue.)

 

Martha A. Brown died 20 Mar 1920, at home three miles south of Jonesboro, aged 56 years, 2 months, 28 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  She joined St. John’s Lutheran Church at age 14.  She married John W. Brown on 28 Nov 1886.  She had 10 children, Lillie L. Brown; Mary A. Brown, died at age 23; Stella E. Brown; Minnie A. Brown, died at age 17; Olna E. Brown, died in infancy; Ira L. Brown; Mabel R. Brown; Virgie E. Brown; Siva E. Brown; and Ralph C. Brown.  She also left one brother, Lee A. Miller, and three sisters, Mrs. A. L. Thompson, of Sesser, Mrs. D. W. Heilig, of Sherill, Ark., and Mrs. Joseph M. Rendleman, of Lick Creek.

 

2 Apr 1920:

Samuel Knupp died last Friday (26 Mar 1920) at home in eastern part of Jonesboro, aged over 80 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  He left a widow and several sons and daughters.

 

Mary Brooks died last Sunday (28 Mar 1920) at the home of her mother on South Jefferson Street in Anna, aged 31 years, 5 months, and 7 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

9 Apr 1920:

John Lally drowned last Friday (2 Apr 1920) in the Ohio River at Cairo, Alexander County, after he fell from a barge, aged 15 years.

 

Mrs. W. F. Naumann died, aged 68 years.  She was the mother-in-law of George C. Hewes, of Salt Lake City, Utah, where he had lived 12 years with his mother, Mrs. John Hewes, and his sister, Zella wife of T. L. Robertson.

 

Four men were killed 7 Apr 1920, in an explosion at Aetna Explosives Co. in Fayville, Alexander County.

 

George N. Crowell died Friday (2 Apr 1920) at home west of Jonesboro, of tuberculosis, aged 29 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the son of Allen Crowell.  He left a mother, one brother, and four sisters.

 

Mrs. Parthenia Little died 25 Mar 1920, at home in Balcom, aged 71 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.

 

16 Apr 1920:

Ibby E. Hill died 11 Apr 1920, aged 81 years, 6 months, 13 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of her son, James M. Hill, four miles east of Anna.  She was the widow of James C. Hill.

 

Roger C. Sullivan died Wednesday (14 Apr 1920) at home in Chicago of heart disease, aged 59 years.

 

Jesse Willoughby was killed Tuesday (13 Apr 1920) north of Alto Pass when he jumped from and rolled under a train, aged 48 years.  He had jumped on the train to ride to his house two miles north of Alto Pass, near Pomona, Jackson County.  The conductor tried to get him to come inside and he said would not charge him, but he refused.  He was married.

 

23 Apr 1920:

Katie Coleman died Monday (19 Apr 1920) at home of her sister, Mrs. Lizzie Boyd, in Anna, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the daughter of the late Nancy Adams.  She left a husband, Robert Coleman, of St. Louis; and three small children.

 

Mrs. Alma Grisham died at New Orleans.  Her funeral was at Natchez, Miss.  She was the sister of Mrs. J. K. Walton, Jr.

 

30 Apr 1920:

Davis Wilburn Miller died 24 Apr 1920, at home in Jonesboro, of dropsy, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  The plot where he was buried was once the farm of Mrs. Mary (Miller) McIntosh, his paternal aunt, who was also the maternal grandmother of his wife.  He was born 9 Apr 1834, on a farm one mile north of Cobden.  His father died when he was a small boy and his mother moved to Jonesboro.  He learned the cooper’s trade and worked for Paul Frick.  In 1849, at the age of 17, he moved to California, joining the wagon train of Mr. Kelsey, which was outfitted in Independence, Mo.  He didn’t reach California until 1850 and returned in 1852 with some gold.  He attended State Normal School in Bloomington and returned to Jonesboro and opened a store.  In 1861 he was appointed postmaster by President Lincoln and continued until he resigned in 1881.  He was a Republican and during the Civil War had frequent physical encounters with Democrats, but held his own.  He married a distant cousin on 5 Sep 1864, E. Alice Frick, the oldest daughter of Paul Frick, a prominent Democrat.  He went her home and said, “Well, Alice, are you ready to get married?”  She took her hands out of the dish water, put on her sun bonnet, and they were married by Judge Hileman at the courthouse.  She returned home to finish her dishes and he went to his store.  Paul Frick then went to the store and said, “Davis, I want to speak to you.  I heard you and Alice were married.”  “You heard correct, Mr. Frick.”  “Humph,” Frick said.  Relations between the two men afterwards become cordial.  He had one son who died in infancy and a daughter, Lenette Alice wife of Samuel S. Beaumont, was born in Chicago.  He left three grandchildren.  His store was a place where the band or orchestra practiced before playing at dances and concerts.  He played the fiddle.  Others in the band were Sidney Grear, Ed Terpinitz, and Will Fenton, a violinist.  He moved to Chicago after he resigned as postmaster and two years ago he and his wife, with his daughter’s family, returned to Jonesboro. His son-in-law bought the old Alex Cruse home in the west part of Jonesboro and remodeled it.  He was under the care of a nurse, Mrs. Jennie Graber.  John R. Miller, of Chicago, was a nephew.

 

Emma (Bean) Rendleman died 22 Apr 1920, at home in Jonesboro, aged 67 years, 2 months, 5 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 18 Feb 1853, in Union County, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Bean.  She married Marshall M. Rendleman on 2 Oct 1877.  She had one child, Grace Rendleman.  She became a Christian a year ago, but was not a member of any church.

 

Will Settlemoir died in St. Louis and was buried Tuesday (27 Apr 1920) in Anna Cemetery.

 

Dr. Jonathon Price died last Friday (23 Apr 1920) at home seven miles east of Anna, aged 72 years, and was buried in Campground Cemetery.  He left a widow, one son, and one daughter.

 

Mrs. Hugh Lander died and her funeral was last week in Carbondale, Jackson County.  The defunct Union Academy was to inherit her farm after her death.

 

14 May 1920:

T. J. Adams died last Friday (7 May 1920) at home in Jonesboro, aged about 70 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He left a widow and several sons and daughters.  William Adams and James Adams, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, were sons.

 

Cora B. Rushing died 10 May 1920, aged 41 years, 4 months, 20 days, and was buried in Union Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Church.  She was born 20 Dec 1875, the daughter of James M. Davis.  She married on 20 Oct 1896, Raleigh Rushing.  She had eight children, three of whom were living, Jessie Rushing, Edith Rushing, and Thomas Rushing.  She was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church.  She also left her parents, three brothers, and six sisters.

 

21 May 1920:

James Watkins drowned last Saturday (15 May 1920) in a pond near rock crusher, aged 6 years.  He was fishing and fell into the 6-foot water.  His body was recovered by Herman Lanfer.  His mother works in St. Louis.  He was the grandson of P. W. Corbitt of near near School.

 

Amanda Brown died 12 May 1920, at the home of her youngest daughter, Kenosha Jones, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 14 Feb 1848, and married on 13 Sep 1871, Jeremiah W. Brown.  She joined Big Creek Baptist Church in 1875.  Her husband died 32 years ago.  She had four children, three of whom were living, Mrs. Georgia Hess, Mrs. Franklin Penninger, and Mrs. Kenosha Jones.  One son was deceased.  She also left nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two brothers.

 

28 May 1920:

Rosella (Miller) Hess Gregory died 19 May 1920, at home in Indiahoma, Okla., of cancer, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her body was sent to the home of C. J. Boyd, south of Anna.  She was born in Union County.  She married 1st Van Hess and had six children.  She married 2nd J. W. Gregory and had one child.

 

4 Jun 1920:

Elizabeth (Tibbets) Coffman died 31 May 1920, at Curryville, Mo., of uremic poisoning, aged 25 years, 6 months and 6 days, and was buried in a home cemetery at Jonesboro.  Her funeral was at the home of her parents.  She was born 25 Nov 1865, in Jonersboro, the fourth daughter and youngest child of A. S. Tibbets.  She joined the Jonesboro Methodist Episcpal Church in her girlhood and was a member of Jonesboro Eastern Star Chapter.  She graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1913.  She married on 20 Sep 1916, Francis Coffman and moved to Curryville.  She left her husband, two children, John Franklin Coffman, aged nearly 3 years, and Thomas Francis Coffman, aged 16 months; her parents, one sister, Mrs. N. R. Cluster, of Matteson, Ill.; two brothers, John A. Tibbets and Thomas B. Tibbets. Her children went to live with N. R. Cluster after the funeral.  Mrs. Clifford Harris, of Griffin, Ind., was also a sister-in-law.  (See also 11 Jun 1920, issue.)

 

11 Jun 1920:

Joseph N. Barnhart committed suicide Monday (7 Jun 1920) in his barn south of Anna, aged 60 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  He shot himself through the chest with a shortgun and used a cornstalk to pull the trigger.  He suffered from mental aberrations.  His body was found by his son, Ralph Barnhart.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  He was born 30 Dec 1859, near Dongola, and married on 3 Aug 1886, Helen Heilig.  He left six chilcren.

 

18 Jun 1920:

Madge Johnson died 2 Jun 1920, at home in St. Louis, aged 13 years, 9 months, 18 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  She was the daughter of E. L. Johnson.

 

Joseph Herd Roberts died last Friday (11 Jun 1920), aged 10 years, and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.  He was the son of J. H.  Roberts, of Pleasant Ridge.

 

Lucinda Corbit died last Saturday (12 Jun 1920) of uremic poisoning, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie Laws, east of Cobden, and was buried in Hall Cemetery near Lick Creek.

 

Constantine Malinski was instantly killed last Friday (11 Jun 1920) at Highmoor Crossing, north of Anna.  He was a patient at Anna State Hospital and was stuck by a passenger train while walking on the tracks towards Anna.  His body was sent to relatives in Cairo, Alexander County.  He had been a patient at the hospital for 39 years and was committed from Cairo in 1881, when 20 years old.

 

2 Jul 1920:

Thomas Farrin died in Boston, Mass., and was buried in Villa Ridge Cemetery, Pulaski County.  He was the son of T. B. Farrin, of Cairo, Alexander County.  He was a naval cadet for three years at Annapolis, Md., but resigned a year before he would have graduated.  He was the brother-in-law of Thomas Norris.

 

9 Jul 1920:

Iverene Crowell died last Thursday (1 Jul 1920?) of typhoid fever, aged 13 years, 7 months, 12 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the youngest daughter of A. A. Crowell.  She left her parents and four sisters.  Two of her sisters were Mrs. P. W. Thomas and Agnes Crowell, of Lincoln, Ill.

 

16 Jul 1920:

John Mullin was killed Saturday (10 Jul 1920) in an explosion of nitro glycerine at Aetna Explosives Company at Fayville, Alexander County.  He left a widow and four small children.

 

23 Jul 1920:

George M. Dougherty died 15 Jul 1920, at the home of his adopted daughter, Mrs. Helen A. Toler, in Brookfield, Mass., aged 71 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery beside his wife and kindred.  His funeral was at the home of C. H. Chase.  He had recently went to live with his daughter from Kansas City, Mo., where he had been living for a few months with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Amy Bradshaw.  He used to live in Cairo, Alexander County.  He was born in Jonesboro, the youngest son of Lt. Gov. John Dougherty, and was the last surviving member of his family.  He published a newspaper, the Advertiser, in Anna and then in Jonesboro.  He married a daughter of Capt. Thomas Wilson, of Cairo, in the 1880s.  She died three years ago.  They had no children, but reared an adopted daughter.  Mrs. C. H. Chase and Mrs. D. D. Hacker were his nieces.

 

P. C. Willoughby died recently at Douglas, Ariz., and was buried in Lamar, Colo.  He was born in 1845 in Wadesboro, N.C., and grew up there.  He came to Anna in 1868.  He married on 6 Aug 1869, Louisa Carlile.  They had nine children. He traveled for Woodward Iron & Hardware Co., of Cairo.  He was postmaster at Anna for four years during the McKinley Administration.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Odd Fellows Lodge.  He and his wife went to Arizona three years ago for their health.  He left three children, Ford Willoughby, of South America, Will Willoughby, of Douglas, Ariz., and Earl Willoughby, of Lamar, Colo.

 

30 Jul 1920:

Mary E. Hileman died 22 Jul 1920, at home south of Jonesboro, of heart trouble, and was buried in Mission Chapel Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mission Chapel Baptist Church, where she had been a member for 25 years, transferring her membership from Big Creek Baptist Church.  He was born 22 Jun 1849, and married Jacob M. Hileman, who died 4 Mar 1920.  She was an invalid for many years.  She left five sons, Bruno Hileman, W. M. Hileman, Walter C. Hileman, H. C. Hileman, and Homer L. Hileman.

 

6 Aug 1920:

Cordelia Williams was found dead Friday (30 Jul 1920) in bed at the residence of Mrs. H. N. Kohler on Asylum Avenue in Anna, of acute indigestion, aged 72 years.  She came from Eldorado several days ago to visit her daughter, Mrs. John Mace, whose husband is employed at the hospital, and who rooms with Mrs. Kohler.  Her body was sent to her son in Eldorado for burial.

 

Thomas W. Medlin died Tuesday (3 Aug 1920) at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He had been ill three weeks after he collapsed in his office.  He was Anna postmaster.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church.  He was a Mason, Odd Fellow, and a member of the Lutheran Church.  He was born 22 Jun 1874, east of Anna and was educated at Carbondale Normal School.  He taught 10 years.  In 1905 he was employed by Kohn Clothing Company and was appointed postmaster in Anna in February 1915 and again in August 1919.  He married on 23 Dec 1903, Grace Lawrence, of Cobden.  He left his widow, an adopted daughter, a brother, Wade Medlin, of Chicago, three half brothers and one half sister.

 

13 Aug 1920:

Sarah J. Matlock drowned in Clear Creek at McClure, Alexander County.  The coroner’s jury ruled in suicide.

Two murdered boys were found buried in the woods near West Frankfort, Franklin County, last week.  It is rumored that they were lured to the woods and murdered because they knew too much about a bank robbery.  Mob violence followed the discovery.  The boys are probably Tony Hemphill and Amel Calcaterra, who were murdered by Settimo DeSantis in August 1920 (18 Feb 1921, issue).

 

20 Aug 1920:

Ray Chapman died Tuesday (17 Aug 1920) after he was hit on the head by a baseball in a game at New York on Monday, and was buried in Cleveland, Ohio.  He played for the Cleveland Americans.  His parents live in Herrin, Williamson County.  He married a woman from Cleveland a few months ago.  He was a shortstop and broke into the big league in 1912 and toured the world with an all-star team in 1913 and 1914. 

 

Elizabeth Harris died 17 Aug 1920, at home in Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 56 years, 8 months, 3 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the wife of J. M. Harris and moved from Anna several years ago.

 

Raymond Tweedy drowned in Kankakee where he was visiting an aunt, aged 13 years, and was buried in Cobden.  He was the son of Rolla Tweedy.

 

27 Aug 1920:

J. R. Rose dropped dead Wednesday (25 Aug 1920) of apoplexy at the fairground.  He was a stable man for a race horse owner at the fair.  His relatives arrived from St. Louis.

 

Margaret A. Peebles died Wednesday (25 Aug 1920).  Her funeral was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Alden.  She was born 5 May 1828, in Nashville, Tenn.  She married William B. Peebles at Chesterfield, Ill., on 18 Nov 1847.  She also left a daughter, Mrs. H. H. Kohn.  Miss Martha Peebles, of Carlinville, attended the funeral (3 Sep 1920, issue).

 

Mrs. James R. Davie died suddenly in Philadelphia, Pa., while playing golf.  She was the sister-in-law of Elnora K. Davie and Dr. Joseph Davie, of St. Louis.  He left husband, two sons, and one daughter.

 

3 Sep 1920:

Nina Pauline Misenhimer was struck by a train and killed Monday (30 Aug 1920) at Pinckneyville, Perry County, aged 15 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  She was with Eli Misenhimer and wife, of Dongola, who were hurt and taken to a Carbondale hospital.  They were returning from St. Louis.  Their son and daughter were not injured.  She was the daughter of J. V. Misenhimer, of Mill Creek.

 

Mrs. A. R. Vansickle died 26 Aug 1920, at home in Tamms, Alexander County, and was buried in Martinsville, Ind.  She moved from Anna to Tamms in 1906.  Her husband was in the sawmill and lumber business there.

 

10 Sep 1920:

George Jacob Bernhard died Tuesday (7 Sep 1920) of apoplexy at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Kornthal, where he was a member.  He was born 23 Nov 1857, at Weingarten, Bavaria, the son of Peter Bernhard and came to America with his parents when 3.  He grew up on a farm south of Jonesboro and married Johanna Ecker.  He retired from farming and moved to Jonesboro in the east part of town.  He owned several other properties in Jonesboro and farms in Union County.  He left a widow, no children, and two brothers, Adam Bernhard and Peter Bernhard, of south of Jonesboro.

 

17 Sep 1920:

Levi Crotzer died last Friday (10 Sep 1920) at Anna State Hospital.  He was an old resident of Anna.  He left a daughter and a son, who lives in California.

 

24 Sep 1920:

Luella Chase died 18 Sep 1920, at the home of her sister, Gertrude Honsinger, in Los Angeles, Calif.  She was an invalid.  She was the sister of Charles H. Chase and Mrs. George Barringer.

 

Lewis Devault died at Amarillo, Texas.  He was a brother of J. F. Devault.

 

1 Oct 1920:

T. J. Brooks died 24 Sep 1920, at home in Hobart, Okla., and was buried in Hobart.  He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. M. J. Wiggs and used to live in Union County.

 

8 Oct 1920:

Benjamin F. “Dock” Treece died 2 Oct 1920, at the home of his wife in Jonesboro and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 12 Jan 1837, in Union County and grew up on a farm west of Jonesboro.  During the Civil War he served in Grierson’s Cavalry and drew a pension.  His only relative was his widow, Mrs. Isabelle Treece.

 

William Scarsdale died 1 Oct 1920, of Bright’s disease, aged 7 years.  He was the son of Oliver Scarsdale, of Anna.

 

Floyd Smith died suddenly of a throat affection at the home of his parents near Saratoga, aged 15 years.

 

Matilda Vest died 29 Sep 1920, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Henley, in Clinton, Ill., and was buried at Anna.  She used to live in Anna.

 

Adolphus M. Henley died 2 Oct 1920, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Linter, in Herrin, Williamson County, aged 73 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist church.  He was born in Nashville, Tenn., and used to lived in Anna.  He also left a son, Charles A. Henley, of Anna.

 

15 Oct 1920:

Winfred Angell died at Kaolin of diphtheria, aged 7 years, and was buried last Saturday (9 Oct 1920) in Casper Cemetery.

 

Wade Harrison Hileman died 13 Oct 1920, of diphtheria, aged 9 years, 10 months, and 8 days.  He was born 5 Dec 1910, the son of William H. “Will” and Nellie A. Hileman.  He left his parents and three sisters, who were sick with the same disease.  (See also 22 Oct 1920, issue.)

 

Mollie (Baggott) Broadway died last Monday (11 Oct 1920) at home in Cobden, and was buried at Cobden.  She was the daughter of M. V. Baggott, a principal of Jonesboro schools, and married J. B. B. Broadway in 1892.

 

Delmar C. Moreland died 5 Oct 1920, at home near Dongola, aged 15 years, and was buried in Mission Chapel Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Ed Hicks died and her funeral was in Piggott, Ark.  She was a sister of Mrs. Charles Barnhart, of Anna.

 

22 Oct 1920:

Clarence Winn died Wednesday (20 Oct 1920), aged 18 years, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery.  He was the son of Frank Winn, of west of Jonesboro.

 

Mrs. Dollie Goodman died last Tuesday (19 Oct 1920?) at the Anna hospital where she had been a patient for two years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of her brother, Jasper Dallas, on West Vienna Street in Anna.

 

5 Nov 1920:

Herbert White died recently after being run over by an automobile, aged 8 years.  He was the son of Postmaster C. E. White, of Murphysboro, Jackson County.

 

12 Nov 1920:

Elmer Cope was accidentally shot and killed Friday (5 Nov 1920) while hunting at Horseshoe Lake near Olive Branch, Alexander County, aged 25 years.  He was in a boat with his cousins, Clyde Karraker, Nathan Karraker, and A. J. Karraker and the gun discharged when he attempted to stand in the boat.  He died before they reached the shore.  His funeral was at Dongola.  He was the son of J. L. Cope, of Dongola.

 

Niece of Mrs. Lula Crawshaw died last week at Carbondale, Jackson County.

 

Thomas J. Lyerle died 6 Nov 1920, at Missouri Baptist Sanitarium where he went three weeks ago for an operation, aged 62 years, 2 months, and 26 days.  His funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church where he was a member.  He was born near Anna.  His wife died 20 Aug 1916.  He left three daughters, three sons, four brothers, and two sisters.  One sister was Mrs. Dinah Wiggs, of Jonesboro.

 

19 Nov 1920:

Sarah (Kimmel) Schwartz died recently at home in Carbondale, Jackson County, aged 91 years and 3 months.  She was born in Pennsylvania and came to Jackson County when 11 years old.  She was the mother of Judge W. A. Schwartz, a lawyer in Carbondale.

 

Louise Dorothea (Drexler) Seeger died 18 Nov 1920, at home in Jonesboro, of pneumonia, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  She was born 17 Oct 1851, in Schorndorf, Wurttemburg, Germany.  She moved to Beaver, Pike Co., Ohio, when 14 years old.  She moved to Pocahontas, Mo., and in 1875 moved to Jonesboro.  She was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church at Jackson, Mo., and joined United Evangelical Church after she moved to Jonesboro.  She married in 1876 J. Frederick Seefer, who died 42 years ago.  She left one child, Fred Seeger, of Jonesboro; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Krauss and Lydia Drexler; and three grandchildren, all of Jonesboro. (See also 26 Nov 1920, issue.)

 

Rolla Thompson died recently at Makanda, aged 68 years.  He left one son, Dr. Lawrence Thompson.

 

26 Nov 1920:

Marjorie McWhirter died at St. Elmo, where she was taken after an automobile accident north of Anna three months ago, and was buried at Alto Pass.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was the daughter of the late Allen McWhirter, who owned a meat market in Anna.  She left her mother and two sisters.

 

Adaline Kohler died suddenly last week in Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 75 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery south of Jonesboro.  Her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Gore, had just moved there from Elkville, Jackson County, and Mrs. Kohler was taken ill en route.

 

Mrs. L. C. Gibbs died 18 Nov 1920, at home in Unity, Alexander County, aged 72 years.  She was the daughter of Dr. C. H. Barkhausen, a physican in Thebes, Alexander County, and married J. A. M. Gibbs in 1868.  She left one son, Harry Gibbs, of Pensacola, Fla. 

 

Louis W. Dodd died Wednesday (24 Nov 1920) of diphtheria, aged 4 years and 9 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the son of Addison B. Dodd and a nephew of Arthur Rushing, of West Frankfort, Franklin County.  (See also 3 Dec 1920, issue.)

 

3 Dec 1920:

James P. Ballard committed suicide Monday (29 Nov 1920) by poisoning himself at home near Moscow, aged 76 years.  He left a widow and child.

 

Wilhelminia Lydia Drexler died Tuesday (30 Nov 1920) at home in Jonesboro, aged almost 60 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  She left one brother, William G. Drexler, and one sister, Marie Krauss.  Another sister, Louise Seeger died 18 Nov 1920.

 

Robert Pitts died 24 Nov 1920, at Anna hospital, where he was taken for an operation, aged 12 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was operated on three years ago for appendicitis at St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo, Alexander County, but did not recover.  He was operated on a second time in July 1919.  He was the son of Oakley Pitts.  He left his parents, one sister, and four brothers.

 

Paul G. Schuh died Tuesday (30 Nov 1920) at home in Cairo, Alexander County, after an apoplectic stroke, aged 82 years.  He was born in Leidringen, Wurttemburg, Germany, the son of a Lutheran minister.  He came to America when 15 years old.

 

10 Dec 1920:

John P. Mathis died Tuesday (7 Dec 1920) at a hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., where he had been five months, aged 70 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He lived in Reynoldsville.

 

Mr. Stafford died in St. Louis.  He was the son-in-law of Mrs. Eliza Littleton.

 

John Fowley died suddenly Monday (6 Dec 1920) at a hospital in Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He lived in Alto Pass.

 

Isabelle Treece died 7 Dec 1920, at home in Jonesboro, of double pneumonia, aged 68 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  Her husband, B. F. Treece, died a few weeks ago.  She was born in Jonesboro, the youngest daughter of James J. Provo, who died during the Civil War.  She left one daughter in St. Louis.  A grandson, Clarence McLellan, came a few days before her death and remained after the funeral.  His was soon recalled to St. Louis due to the illness of his mother (24 Dec 1920, issue).

 

Pack Shepard died last week at home on the Miller farm, of cancer, aged 70 years, and was buried Friday (3 Dec 1920).

 

17 Dec 1920:

John Readhead was shot and killed Sunday (12 Dec 1920) by robbers leaving a drug store where they had stolen cigars and tobacco.  He was chief of police in Zeigler.

 

Allie Simons died last Sunday (12 Dec 1920) in Jonesboro, of tuberculosis, aged 20 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.

 

Henry J. Tripp died 9 Dec 1920, at St. Louis, aged 54 years, 5 months, 2 days, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church, of which he was a member.  He had gone to St. Louis for an appendicitis operation.  He was born on a farm west of Jonesboro and was the son of John K. Tripp.  He left one brother, J. W. Tripp, of Jonesboro, and five sisters, Mrs. J. E. Brown, of Jonesboro, Laura Tripp, Lela Tripp, Mrs. W. H. Yates, all of Kankakee, and Mrs. Paul H. Ellis, of Reynoldsville.

 

Son of George Feuchter died last Wednesday (8 Dec 1920?) in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 20 months, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was the grandson of Joseph Hess.

 

24 Dec 1920:

James W. Daws died 4 Dec 1920, at his home in Johnson County.  He was an employee at the state hospital.

Harold Ring Treece died 8 Dec 1920, at home east of Anna, aged 2 months, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  He was the son of A. J. Treece.

 

Daughter of J. C. and Maud (Appel) Wanslee died 16 Dec 1920, at home in Phoenix, Ariz., of spinal meningitis, aged 7 years.

 

Sarah (Stokes) Hogue died 16 Dec 1920, aged 69 years, 10 months, and 26 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  She left a husband, L. P. Hogue, three sons, two daughters, and grandchildren.

 

31 Dec 1920:

Claude W. Ragan died Sunday (26 Dec 1920) at Caldwell, Idaho, aged 35 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.