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Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1921

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

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 7 Jan 1921:

Joseph W. Wright died at home in Jonesboro, aged 72 years, and was buried Saturday (1 Jan 1921) in a local cemetery.  He was a well-known horse trader.

 

Frederick Bartruff died 1 Jan 1921, at home a few miles south of Jonesboro, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  His funeral was at Ebenezer Church.  He was born 9 Sep 1855, in Ohio, and came to Illinois with his parents in 1866.  He was a member of United Evangelical Church and a farmer.  He married on 16 Sep 1879, Mary Theresa Schaefer.  He left a widow, seven children, 18 grandchildren, four brothers, and four sisters.  His children were Joe Bartruff, of Salem, Ore.; Rudolph Bartruff, Walter Bartruff, Carl Bartruff, Emma Hileman, Hulda Brown, and Edna Freeman, all of Union County.

 

C.C. English died 30 Dec 1920, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. P. Sifford, in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 8 Aug 1843, in Jackson, Mo., the youngest of six children.  He left two brothers, Joel R. English, of Jonesboro, and Harker English, of Michigan Valley, Kan.  He enlisted in the Confederate Army at Cape Girardeau, Mo., and after the war moved to Jonesboro, where he lived 40 years.  He was a cooper for several years in Anna and then owned his own business in Jonesboro.  He was Jonesboro alderman and board of education member.  He was a member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna for 26 years.  He married in January 1868 Laura DeWitt, who died 13 years ago.  He went to live with his daughter and had a stroke a year and a half ago.  They had two daughters, Mrs. T. P. Wifford and Jenna English, who died 25 Dec 1895. 

 

Eliza (Atherton) Peeler died 25 Dec 1920, and was buried in Fayette city cemetery.  She was born 6 Nov 1844, near Cairo, Alexander County, the granddaughter of a pioneer Baptist preacher from Kentucky and the daughter of Warren and Annie (Flaugh) Atherton.  Her father died when she was 2 and her mother when she was 16.  She went to live with her aunt and uncle, C. G. and Eliza Flaugh at Jonesboro.  She was converted at age 16 and later joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Missouri.  She later lived with her uncle, Decatur Atherton.  She married in 1864 W. H. Peeler and moved to Missouri in 1865.  Her husband died 2 Jan 1917.  They had seven children:  John Peeler, who died in infancy; Mrs. Jennie Smith; William B. Peeler, Decatur A. Peeler, Charles F. Peeler, James E. Peeler, and Eva May Peeler.  She also left a half sister, Mrs. Ellen Harris, who lived with her.

 

14 Jan 1921:

William Arthur Brown died 13 Dec 1921, at St. Elmo, Mo., of heart affection, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His wife went and brought his body to Jonesboro for burial.  His funeral was at Jonesboro Baptist Church.  He was born 1 Jun 1878, in Adams Co., Pa., the son of William A. and Emma Brown, of St. Louis   He married on 14 Jan 1914, Clara Schaffer, of Jonesboro.  He was chief engineer for Central Illinois Public Services Company at Anna.   He was an Odd Fellow.  He left a widow, parents, two sisters, Mrs. Artie Wallace and Margaret Brown; and one brother, Thomas Brown. (See also the 21 Jan 1921, and 28 Jan 1921, issues.)

 

Martha Freezor died 5 Jan 1921, in Danville, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born 16 Dec 1873, in Pope County and married George Freezor, formerly of Anna.

 

Infant of Cedric Weston died Monday (10 Jan 1921), aged 17 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

Capt. George Simpson was killed when his airship burst into flames and fell into the Mississippi River at Tipton, Tenn.  He had left Cairo, Alexander County, just two hours before.

 

Carl Fisher was killed in a airship crash at Tipton, Tenn.  He was a mechanician for Capt. George Simpson.

 

Charles Wesley Miller died 30 Dec 1920, at Drumright, Okla., aged 92 years, 3 months, and 3 days.  He was born in Union County.  Copied from Osage Journal.

 

Malinda Dillow died 12 Jan 1921, at home in Anna, aged 82 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her husband died shortly after the Civil War.  She had three children, two of whom were living.

 

Wallace Porter Mesler died 5 Jan 1921, in Los Angeles, Calif., aged 79 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was born in New York and came to Ullin, Pulaski County, in 1868 and was associated with James Bell in his lumber business.  He married in 1871 Carrie Mitchell, of Cobden.  He had four children two of whom were living, John D. Mesler, of Cobden, and Mrs. Mary Holliday, of Illmo, Mo.  He moved to Cobden in 1868 and engaged in manufacturing fruit packages.  He founded W. P. Mesler & Co. with Henry Lawrence as sales agent.  He also had a business at Illmo, Mo., under the management of his son, John D.; his nephew, George A. Bell; and his son-in-law, Charles Holliday.  He was founder of First National Bank of Cobden and president for its first five years.  He retired from business in 1900.

 

21 Jan 1921:

Judge George W. Ross died last Monday (17 Jan 1921) and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  He was born in Illinois and lived in Washington, D.C.  He was a cousin of Judge Monroe C. Crawford.

 

Henry Cormick died in Centralia.  He was formerly the mayor of Cairo, Alexander, and came to Cairo as a boy with his father, Capt. Cormick, the engineer of the first Illinois Central train to arrive in the town.  He learned the printer’s trade at the office of the Cairo Bulletin and was a fireman and engineer for Illinois Central.  He married after his mother died and had no children.  He was an Odd Fellow and president of the Odd Fellows Widows & Orphans Home.

 

Robert Matteson died last Sunday (16 Jan 1921) of tuberculosis, at San Antonio, Texas, where he had moved for his health.  He formerly lived in Cape Girardeau, Mo.  He lived in Jonesboro two or three  years when his father was associated with S. H. Frost in the silica business.  He married Maude Alexander, of Jonesboro, niece of Mrs. Martha Lence.  He left a widow and two children.

 

28 Jan 1921:

Benjamin Ready died at the county poor farm (23 Jan 1921), where he was a resident, aged 82 years.  He poured coal oil on his clothes and bedding in his room and set himself afire on Saturday (22 Jan 1921).  He ran out of the room enveloped in flames.  He made an unsuccessful attempt at suicide a year ago.  He was from New York.

 

Benjamin W. Menees died last Saturday (22 Jan 1921) and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, where he was a member.  He was a Mason and had served as constable in Anna.  He was born 22 Nov 1849, in Fulton Co., Ky., and came with his father and two brothers to Union County in 1857.  He married on 14 Sep 1869, Mary Lowery.  He married 2nd on 24 Apr 1887, Belle Lingle.  He left a widow, a son by his last marriage, Harley B. Menees, of Seattle, Wash.; two sons by his first wife, George W. Menees, of Phoneix, Ariz., and Clifford Menees, of Vashon, Wash.; a daughter, Stella Misenhimer, of Mill Creek; and a brother, James T. Menees, of Anna.

 

Donald Pitts died last Saturday (22 Jan 1921), at home of his father, Oakley Pitts, on T. P. Sifford’s farm, aged 14 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist church.  He left his parents, one sister, Mrs. Mamie Howard; and three younger brothers.

 

4 Feb 1921:

Della Reed died at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Koch, in Anna, and was buried Wednesday (2 Feb 1921) in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She was a nurse at the state hospital for four years.  She left two children.

 

Amelia (Hirschbiller) Burris died 21 Jan 1921, at the home of her son, Robert Burris, in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried in Johnson Cemetery inVienna, Johnson County.  She was born 25 Dec 1864, the daughter of Joseph and Amelia Hirschbiller.  She joined the Baptist church at Jonesboro and transferred to the Baptist church at Vienna, Johnson County.

 

Ethel Helen Schuchardt died 24 Jan 1921, at her home at 1914 Buena Vista, San Antonio, Texas, aged 45 years, and was buried in Anchor Masonic Cemetery.  She was born 14 Aug 1875, in Jonesboro, the daughter of George W. Schuchardt, who was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery, and the granddaughter of John Dougherty. She lived in San Antonio, Texas, 35 years.  She left one sister, Mrs. Everett C. Williford, of 1914 Buena Vista, San Antonio, Texas, and one brother, John W. Schuchardt, of San Antonio, Texas.  A brother, George Schuchardt, was deceased.

 

Jacob Henry Ausbrooks died 22 Jan 1921, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Dongola.  He was born 15 Dec 1894, the son of Dr. George W. Ausbrooks, of Dongola.  He attended Karraker School east of Dongola, Southern Illinois Normal, and University of Illinois.  Spring 1917 he moved to St. Louis and worked for Ely Walker Dry Goods Co., till fall of 1919 when he moved to New Mexico.  Christmas 1919 he returned home and in March began work for Meyers Motor Co.  He resigned for his health and went back to New Mexico and in April 1920 moved to Denver, Colo.  He left his parents and one sister, Mrs. H. M. Hinkle, of Paris, Ill.

 

A.Judson Phillips died last Sunday (30 Jan 1921) at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was in failing health for two years.  He was born 21 Jul 1847, in Wabash County, the son of David and Charlotte Phillips.  He lived in Anna until the Civil War and then moved to Springfield.  His father was editor of the State Journal and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln.  He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Springfield.  He returned to Jonesboro about 1885 and married Mollie Dodds, daughter of Dr. Ford S. Dodds, on 20 Jan 1886.  He was postmaster of Anna during the McKinley Administration until Spring 1894.  He served as police magistrate.  He left a widow, one son, Loring Phillips, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one daughter, Mary Phillips; and one sister, Mrs. Addie Miller, of Omaha, Neb.

 

11 Feb 1921:

Vaddie (Ballard) Freedman died 9 Feb 1921, in St. Louis, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born 26 Feb 1873, at Jonesboro, the daughter of William H. and Isabelle (Provo) Ballard.  Her mother, Mrs. B. F. Treece, died a few weeks ago.  She left one son by a former marriage, Clarence McLellan, of St. Louis.  Mrs. Inez Guilkey, her nurse, came for her funeral and returned to St. Louis.  (See also 18 Feb 1921, edition.)

 

Jefferson Whittington died Saturday (5 Feb 1921) at the Masonic Home in Sullivan, aged 88 years.  His funeral was in Benton, Franklin County.  He was born in Franklin County and married the oldest sister of Judge M. C. Crawford.  He lived part of the time with Judge Crawford in Jonesboro.  A few years ago he went to the Masonic Home.

 

Henry Clay Curtis died 6 Feb 1921, in Alto Pass, aged 61 years, 2 months, 1 day, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Congregational church.  He was born 5 Dec 1859, near Mascourtah, in St. Clair County, the son of James A. and Mary Curtis.  His father died when he was 11 and his mother soon afterward moved with five sons to Warrensburg, Mo.  He was in the milling business all his life and was president of Curtis Milling Co. in Alto Pass.  He married on 25 Jun 1883, Cassie Curtie.  He left a widow, three children, Mrs. John G. Bellamy, of Benton, Franklin County, H. C. Curtis, Jr., and B. E. Curtis, of Alto Pass; and six grandchildren. 

 

Dr. Charles H. Shafer died 3 Feb 1921, at home in Anna, aged 64 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He lived in Anna 35 years.  He was an attendant at the state hospital for a few years before opening a dental office in Anna.  He was a Mason and member of the Presbyterian Church.  He left a widow, one son, Dr. Harry B. Shafer, a dentist; an older brother in McDaniel, Md., and several sisters.

 

18 Feb 1921:

Settimo DeSantis was hanged last Friday (11 Feb 1921) in Marion, Williamson County.  He murdered Tony Hemphill and Amel Calcaterra in August 1920 in Williamson County.  The gallows were borrowed from Jackson County where a Negro was hanged in 1915.

 

Mary Bass was shot through the head and killed Wednesday (9 Feb 1921) at her home on the Perrine farm near Ware, aged 19 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was shot with a 45 Colt automatic by John Bruner.  She was the daughter of Henry L. Bass who was in the adjoining room when she was shot.  An H & R 38 with only three bullets in the chamber was found beside her body.  Her mother died about five years ago.  She also left a sister, Mrs. Sarah Harriff, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County.  (See also 25 Feb 1921, edition.)

 

John Bruner shot himself in the head with a Colt 45 and died Thursday (10 Feb 1921) in Hale Sanitarium in Anna, aged 28 years, and was buried at Decatur.  He worked for Henry L. Bass for about three or four months and had tried to court his daughter, but she rejected him or her father would not allow them to see each other.  Henry Bass was arrested and then released.  He was suspected of shooting Bruner three times in the back of the head with the 38.  He had been in the army and was from Decatur.  His mother was Dora Earls, of Decatur.  He left a note on his body, “Dear Folks and Friends—The girl’s daddy is the cause of our death.  I want to die and would rather know she was dead.”  (See also 25 Feb 1921, edition.)

 

25 Feb 1921:

Delphia A. (Dillard) Littlejohn died 22 Feb 1921, of peritonitis at her home in Jonesboro, aged 35 years and 17 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist church.  She was born in Franklin County, the youngest daughter of James B. Dillard and moved to Jonesboro at age 3.  She graduated from Jonesboro High School in1902 and taught school two years.  She married on 14 Mar 1909, Samuel J. Littlejohn.  She left five children, Lucille Littlejohn, 11; Alleene Littlejohn, 9; Harold Littlejohn, 7; Hazel Madell Littlejohn, 2; and an infant born 16 Feb 1921, who was not expected to live.  She also left two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Sinclair, of East Carondolet, and Mrs. Thomas A. Baptie, of Carey, Idaho; and one brother, Noel Dillard.  Her infant was taken home by Mrs. H. H. Moore, of Pulaski, Pulaski County, the daughter of J. Henry Hilboldt (8 Apr 1921, issue).

 

Anna (Ligon) Lawrence died 12 Feb 1921, aged 45 years.  She was from Lee Center and was the daughter of Mary Ligon, of Anna.  She left a husband, W. G. Lawrence, and three children.

 

Clare Hillery fell under a train and was killed Saturday (19 Feb 1921) at Makanda, aged 14 years.

 

Martin Luther Hammond died Wednesday (23 Feb 1921) at Davenport, Iowa.  He was a brother of J. L. Hammond, of Anna.

 

4 Mar 1921:

Champ Clark died at his hotel in Washington, D.C., and would have been 71 years next Monday (7 Mar 1921).

 

Arthur R. Cox died 23 Feb 1921, at Phoenix, Ariz., aged 33 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He married on 6 Nov 1917, Florian Hill, of Anna.

 

Jane Sharp died Monday (28 Feb 1921) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Rich, in Anna, aged 80 years, buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She left another daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Firestone, of Henrietta, Texas.

 

11 Mar 1921:

Bertha A. McGowan died 2 Mar 1921, at Lincoln.  She was the daughter of George Ray, of Anna.  Fred Ray and Walter Ray attended her funeral.

 

Ethel Moreland died 2 Mar 1921, aged 37 years, and was buried in Mission Chapel Cemetery.

 

18 Mar 1921:

Mrs. Nancy Gregory died 12 Mar 1921, at home near Marion, Williamson County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 20 May 1861.  She used to live in Anna.  Her husband, James C. Gregory, a barber, died in Anna in 1905.  She left three daughters and one son.

 

Grace Irene Cavaness died of tuberculosis, at the home of her father, W. H. Cavaness, in Jonesboro, aged 23 years, 11 months, 2 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.

 

Ernest M. Johns died 5 Mar 1921, at the home of his father in Alto Pass, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church with military honors by the American Legion.  He entered the military 29 Apr 1918, at Camp Dix, N.J., was attached to the 148th infantry, sailed for France on 25 Jun 1918, was gassed on 28 Sep 1918, in Argonne Forest, arrived back in the U.S. on 10 Feb 1919, and was hospitalized at Camp Grant, Ill., was transferred on 30 May 1919, to the General Hospital 21 in Aurora, Colo.  He married on 4 Jul 1919, while home on furlough, Eliza Gregory, of Alto Pass.  His daughter, Marian Johns, was born 13 May 1920.  He was discharged 8 Nov 1919, totally disabled and returned to Alto Pass.  He joined the Baptist church in Jonesboro at age 15.  He left a widow, a daughter, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Johns; two brothers, Moody Johns, of Fornfelt, Mo., and Herman Johns, of Bush; two sisters, Pearl wife of Lewis Minton and Bertha Johns, of Alto Pass.

 

Laura A. Bliss died 8 Mar 1921, at the home of her son, L. F. Bliss, of Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist church.  She was born 4 Jun 1835, in Warrenton, Mo.  She lived in Anna since 1874.  Her husband died in Anna in 1910.

 

25 Mar 1921:

Alvis Wilkins was killed Saturday (19 Mar 1921) when he was caught between two cars of the M & O Railroad at Mt. Glenn, aged 13 years.  He was trying to cross the tracks while a crew was switching cars on his way home from fishing with other boys.  He was the only child of Roy Wilkins, a cashier at Farmers State Bank in Alto Pass.

 

Mrs. Oscar Casper died Saturday (19 Mar 1921) of apoplexy while walking with other ladies on the sidewalk on Main Street in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She was born in 1872 in Union County, the daughter of B. F. Hartline.  She married on 22 Jan 1892, Oscar H. Casper.  She left a husband, two sons, and one daughter.  She was the aunt of Mrs. Roy Burton, the daughter of Mrs. C. W. Hartline.

 

1 Apr 1921:

Opal May Lewis fell threw a cistern and drowned at her home near Thebes, Alexander County, aged 7 years.  She was the daughter of J. Lewis and left her parents and six siblings.

 

8 Apr 1921:

A. J. Barrow died Wednesday (6 Apr 1921) at Campbell Hill.  He was the father of Mrs. T. J. Glasscock and Mrs. Will L. Lingle.

 

Mrs. Z. R. Keith died 4 Apr 1921, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Thompson.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born 22 Nov 1844.

 

Wiley Jones Vincent died 31 Mar 1921, at home in Anna, aged 92 years, 7 (or 8) months, and was buried in Union Cemetery.  His funeral was at Union Schoolhouse.  He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  He was born in 1828 in Union County and married on 4 Oct 1860, Penelope Dillow, who died 25 May 1920.  They had two daughters and four sons. He left two children, Mrs. Joseph Hess and Miss Olive “Ollie” Vincent, both of Anna; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  (See also 22 Apr 1921, issue.)

 

15 Apr 1921

Bertha I. (Penninger) Roach died 7 Apr 1921, at the home of O. O. Karraker in Jonesboro, aged 39 years, 1 month, 4 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.  She was born 3 Mar 1882, three miles north of Dongola, the daughter of George W. and Martha Penninger.  She married Frank L. Roach, of Grand Chain, Pulaski County, on 11 Jun 1911.  She left a husband, mother, three brothers, Silas Penninger, Clarence Penninger, and Charles Penninger; two sisters, Mrs. O. O. Karraker and Mrs. Lizzie Verble; four half sisters, Mrs. Mattie Hileman, Mrs. Lottie Garrett, Mrs. Margaret Hargrave, and Mrs. Laura Lombard; and one half brother, Jeff Penninger.

 

Jennie Whinery died 11 Apr 1921, at home in Anna, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She was born 21 Jan 1840, and married Robert B. Whinery, who died three years ago.  She left a son, Howard Whinery.

 

Marshall West died last Sunday (10 Apr 1921) at Reynoldsville, aged about 50 years, and was buried at Elco, Alexander County.  Rumors said he was killed by John Perkins, but a coroner’s inquest said he died of natural causes, probably heart disease.

 

22 Apr 1921:

Carrie Henard Nobles died 13 Apr 1921, at Buncombe, Johnson County,  aged 44 years, and was buried at Vienna, Johnson County.  She was born near Mt. Pleasant, one of 15 children.  She left four siblings.

 

Selma Irene Bise died 13 Apr 1921, at Ullin, Pulaski County, aged 10 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the daughter of David Bise, of Ullin, and a granddaughter of William Verble, who died at Anna a few days before.

 

William Verble died April 1921 at Anna.

 

Edna S. Hogue died 15 Apr 1921, in Glendale, Ariz., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She was born 26 (or 16) Oct 1859, in Jonesboro, the oldest daughter of Matthew G. and Sarah J. (Cruse) Stokes.  She married on 25 Jun 1876 (or in 1878) Charles Willard Hunsaker.  They had three children.  She was a matron of Anna State Hospital after her husband’s death.  She married in April 1908 James R. Hogue.  She left one son, Frederick Watson “Fred” Hunsaker, of St. Louis; two brothers, Sam S. Stokes, of Anna, and Harry O. Stokes, of Chicago; and one sister, Mrs. James Stevenson, of Piggott, Ark.  (See 6 May 1921, issue.)

 

29 Apr 1921:

Matilda Lence died Wednesday (27 Apr 1921) at Carbondale, Jackson County, aged nearly 75 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery beside her husband.  She was the widow of Henry Lence, who used to have a mill in the west part of Jonesboro.  She had been living in Chicago.  Frank Lence was her son.

 

6 May 1921:

Zenas Jenkins died last Saturday (30 Apr 1921) at Ullin, Pulaski County, aged 45 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  He was born in Union County, the son of William N. Jenkins.  He had a grocery at Ullin.  He left a wife and one child.

 

Dr. T. B. Goodman died last Sunday (1 May 1921) at Cobden, aged about 60 years.  He had returned the day before from a trip to Missouri.

 

Joseph Keller died Tuesday (3 May 1921) at home east of Dongola, aged 65 years.  He was an uncle of E. A. Keller, of Jonesboro.

 

Mrs. W. P. Peacock died 21 Apr 1921, at home in Obion, Tenn., and was buried in Obion, Tenn.  She was formerly from Anna and was the daughter of S. M. Orr, of Carrier Mills, Saline County.  She left two daughters.

 

20 May 1921:

Daughter of Wayne Wright died last week in Tamms, Alexander County, aged 2 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her mother was the daughter of Agnes Modglin, of the bottoms.

 

George Franklin James died 28 Nov 1918, in Toul, France and was buried in Anna Cemetery near the monument to World War I soldiers.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna.  He was from Anna, the son of George F. James.  He was a private of Co. E, 130th Infantry.  His body was sent to New York in May 1921.  (See also 27 May 1921, and 3 Jun 1921, issues.)

 

27 May 1921:

Troy Sitter died in France and was buried in Anna Cemetery near the World War I marker.  His body was shipped to Anna.

 

Blanche Phillips died 15 May 1921, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Roy Beard, at Lily Lake, Ill.  She was born 13 Apr 1890, in Cobden, the daughter of Frank W. and Margaret E. Coulter.  She joined the Congregational Church in Cobden in 1907.  She married in 1908 F. M. Phillips, of Marion, Williamson County.    She left a husband, a son, Joseph Phillips; a mother, Mrs. M. E. Coulter, of Lily Lake; a brother, Frank Coulter, of Herrin, Williamson County; and a sister, Mrs. Roy Beard.

 

3 Jun 1921:

J. B. B. Broadway died Saturday (28 May 1921) and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was injured in a runaway accident at Cobden the day before.  He was a Mason.  He was born in 1853 in Georgia and came to Union County with his parents in 1861.  He married in 1876 Lillie Robinson.  He married in 1891 Mollie Baggott, who died a few years ago.  He left several children.

 

Dr. A. Gourley died Tuesday (31 May 1921) at home in Lick Creek.

 

10 Jun 1921:

Mrs. Edith Young committed suicide Thursday last week (2 Jun 1921) by leaping from the bridge across the Mississippi River at Hannibal, Mo., aged 20 years.  Her body was not found.  She was the daughter of Raleigh Rushing, who kept a toll gate for 10 years or more near Anna.  She was a sister of Jesse Rushing.  She was a niece of Mrs. Thomas G. Sinks, of Jonesboro.  She married a year or two ago, but separated from her husband was living at Bush, Ill.  She went to Hannibal to be reconciled with her husband.

 

Hettie Estelle Winn died 3 Jun 1921, in Lamar, Colo., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of W. R. Winn, southeast of Anna.  She was born 25 Feb 1887, and married Herbert N. Winn

 

Harriet E. Britton died 2 Jun 1921, of stroke of apoplexy 26 days earlier, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Christian church, where she was a member.  She was born 21 May 1843, in Lyons, N.Y., and moved to Watseka, Ill., with her parents in 1856.  She married on 18 Nov 1866, in Watseka, A. George Britton.  They moved immediately to Anna.  She was a member of Rebekah Lodge and Easter Star.  She left a husband; a son, W. D. Britton, of Centralia,; and a daughter, Viola B wife of Clarence Menees, of Waukegan (or Watseka).

 

17 Jun 1921:

John J. Knupp died Wednesday (15 Jun 1921), aged 52 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

24 Jun 1921:

George Miller died Wednesday (22 Jun 1921) at Wolf Lake and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  He was the son of the late Jeff Miller.

 

Helen Beatrice Grear died yesterday (23 Jun 1921?) at home in Jonesboro, aged 2 years, 3 months, 12 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Clyde E. Grear.

 

John S. Laws died 17 Jun 1921, at home east of Anna, of gallstones, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church, where he was a member.  He was born 6 Sep 1860, in Tennessee, and came to Union County with his parents when young.  He married on 30 Jul 1882, Anna Lewton.  He was a constable.  He left a widow, five children, Mrs. Stella Bean, Mae Laws, and Ira Laws, of Anna, and Everett Laws and Ralph Laws, of Kankakee; two brothers, J. Will Laws, a lawyer in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Charles Laws, of Murphysboro, Jackson County; and four sisters, Ellen Evans, of Murphysboro, Effie Ramsey and Mrs. Nancy Waldruff, of Coin, Iowa, and Ida Glasco, of Wolf Lake.

 

Andrew Jackson died Monday (20 Jun 1921), aged 75 years, and was buried in Trinity Cemetery east of Anna.  He left a widow, one son, and three daughters.

 

Francis J. Brown died 13 Jun 1921, in Gilbert, Ariz.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Alto Pass, where he was a member.  His body was brought by his nephew, William S. Stone, a banker at Mesa, Ariz.  He was born 20 Apr 1864, in Alto Pass.  He left a brother, Walter Brown, of Alto Pass; and a sister, Mrs. Will Stone, of Gilbert, Ariz.

 

1 Jul 1921:

Helen Beatrice Grear died 23 Jun 1921, of whooping cough, aged 2 years, 3 months, 13 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 10 Mar 1919, the youngest child of Clyde E. Grear, and was baptized 6 Jun 1920.  She was the niece of E. Hines Grear, of Garnett, Kan.

 

Donald Byron Simmerman died last Saturday (25 Jun 1921) of cholera infantum, aged 3 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  He was the son of Ray Simmerman, of seven miles east of Anna.

 

Gertrude Mary Stadelbacher died 25 Jun 1921, at home one and a half miles west of Cobden, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery.  She was born 22 Dec 1902, near Cobden and married on 14 Sep 1920, George Stadelbacher. Her funeral was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

 

8 Jul 1921:

John Bittle was struck by lightning and killed Thursday last week (30 Jun 1921) while working in the field.  He lived six and a half miles south of Murphysboro, Jackson County.

 

Mrs. Peter Simmerman died last Sunday (3 Jul 1921) at home east of Anna of heart disease, aged 60 years.

 

Lieutenant Arthur Carter was killed in the aviation service in France.  His funeral was last Sunday (3 Jul 1921) in Carbondale, Jackson County.  He was a brother of Mrs. J. L. Corzine, of Columbia, S.C.

 

15 Jul 1921:

Mrs. Harriet Flinn died aged 81 years.  Her funeral was Tuesday (12 Jul 1921?) at Mound City, Pulaski County.  She was the aunt of James Hileman, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, and R. L. Hileman, of Jonesboro, and great-aunt of Lucille Hileman, daughter of R. L. Hileman.

 

Samuel H. Tripp died last Saturday (9 Jul 1921) at home in Cairo, Alexander County.  His funeral was at Cobden.  He was a Mason and telegraph operator at Ballard Junction, Ky.  He was the son of the late S. H. Tripp, of west of Jonesboro.  He was a brother of W. H. Tripp, circuit clerk in Randolph County.  He left a widow, mother, brothers, and a son and daughter.  (See also 22 Jul 1921, issue.)

 

Mrs. William Cooper died 9 Jul 1921, at home in Anna, near Lincoln School, of cancer, aged 37 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her husband worked at the power plant.  She also left four children.

 

22 Jul 1921:

Mrs. Fred Morris died Monday (18 Jul 1921) at home on the Mitchell Farm near Jonesboro of tuberculosis, aged 28 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  She left a husband and three children.

 

John J. Tygett died 17 Jul 1921, at home in Jonesboro of tuberculosis, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.  He was born 14 Oct 1873, in Union County.  He married on 24 Dec 1895, Ida J. Wood.  He was appointed deputy sheriff in 1914 and elected sheriff of Union County in 1918.  He joined the Masonic Lodge in Lick Creek in 1915 and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Anna.  He joined Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church when young and transferred to Jonesboro Baptist Church.  He had six children, five of whom were living:  Glenn J. Tygett, John E. Tygett, Mary Tygett, Otie Tygett and Golda Tygett (twins).  He also left a widow, a mother, Mrs. Jane Tygett, and a half brother, William Tygett, of Carbondale, Jackson County.

 

Fairlene McNew was killed in Nevada, Mo., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her father lived in Centralia and was a freight conductor on the Illinois Central.  She was the niece of Mrs. E. C. Lind.  Her mother died about two years ago and she was living with relatives.  Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Morrison and her father brought her body to Anna.  (See also 29 Jul 1921, issue.)

 

29 Jul 1921:

Infant son of Bessie Bird died Thursday (21 Jul 1921) at Mt. Pleasant, aged 2 weeks.  There was a coroner’s inquest.

 

Edna L. Wood died last Sunday (24 Jul 1921), aged 1 year, 5 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Hiram Wood.

 

Ellen Peelar died 20 Jul 1921, at home in Anna, aged 75 years, 1 month, 4 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the youngest daughter of John C. Peelar.  Her father died 25 Mar 1886, and her mother died 12 Oct 1876.  She lived with her sister, Emma Peelar, on the homestead after her father died.  Col. Ashley once owned the home.  Emma died a few years ago.  She was a niece of Jacob B. Peelar, who willed his estate to Clear Creek Baptist Association.  A deceased sister was the wife of N. B. Maxey, of Muskogee, Okla., and her three children were heirs of the estate.  Another deceased sister was the wife of Tully Miller, also deceased, and her son Fred Miller, of Raleigh, N.C., was another heir.   She left one sister, Mrs. Amanda C. Goodman.  (See also 5 Aug 1921, and 26 Aug 1921, issues.)

 

5 Aug 1921:

Major William Mooneyham died Saturday (30 Jul 1921) at home in Benton, Franklin County, aged 102 years, 6 months, 27 days.  He was born in White Co., Tenn.  His parents moved to Illinois in 1838, locating in Franklin County.  He was a Union soldier in the Civil War, a Mason, and member of the Baptist Church.  He married twice.  He had 10 children, 32 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Florence Leona (Robie) Goodman died last Sunday (1 Aug 1921) at the home of her father-in-law, James M. Goodman, eight miles south of Jonesboro, of tuberculosis, aged 19 years, 4 months, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  She was born 23 Aug 1919, in St. Louis, the daughter of Fred Robie and married Ola Ray Goodman.  She joined the Congregational church in Mill Creek in 1919.  She left a husband, father, three brothers, and one sister. 

 

Father of Charles Lintner, of Herrin, Williamson County, died at the hospital in Anna.  The father was formerly from Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.

 

Mr. Finley hanged himself from a tree last Saturday (30 Jul 1921) with a belt and overalls in Dillow’s woods near Anna State Hospital, where he was a patient.  A coroner’s inquest was held.

 

19 Aug 1921:

Joseph “Joe” Knupp died at home north of Grand Tower, Jackson County, of tuberculosis, aged about 40 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery last Saturday (13 Aug 1921).  He used to live in Jonesboro and left a widow, who was the beneficiary of a $2,000 life insurance policy with Modern Woodman (30 Sep 1921, issue).

 

Charlotte (Mitchell) Campbell died at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 9 Nov 1843, in Cape Girardeau Co., Mo., and married on on 27 Feb 1870, William A. Campbell, who died in Jonesboro in 1896.  She joined the Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill, Mo., in 1872 and moved to Jonesboro in 1889.  She had four children, Alpha Campbell, who died aged 5 years; Bertha Campbell; Orville Campbell, who died in Jonesboro in 1910; and Luke Campbell, of Salt Lake City, Utah.  She was the aunt of Mrs. Henry Williford. (See also 26 Aug 1921, issue.)

 

Edmund L. Toler died 10 Aug 1921, at home in Chicago, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He left a widow, who was a sister of Dr. T. L. Graney, of East Moline.

 

John B. Stokes died Wednesday (10 Aug 1921?), aged 86 years, and was buried in McGinnis Cemetery.  He lived in Ullin, Pulaski County.  W. R. Stokes, of Chaffee, Mo., was a son.

 

Henry W. Hess died 15 Aug 1921, at home on Court Street in Anna, aged 69 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was the oldest son of Elijah Hess.  He left two brothers, Samuel Hess and James Hess, and one sister, Mrs. F. T. Davis.  Another brother, Joseph Hess, died on 22 May 1921.

 

26 Aug 1921:

Mrs. Arthur Walter died last Sunday (14 Aug 1921) and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 8 Jun 1879, at Dongola and married on 28 Jul 1915, C. A. Walter.  She left a husband, three brothers, and two sisters.

 

G. Mattheis died Monday (22 Aug 1921) at home in Anna.  He left a wife, several children, a mother, three brothers, and one sister.

 

2 Sep 1921:

William J. Hodges died 28 Aug 1921, at home in Scobey, Miss., of a throat affection.  He was born 29 Nov 1862, near Cobden, the son of James P. Hodges.  He married on 24 Feb 1889, Clara Samson, the oldest daughter of Joseph H. Samson, of Jonesboro.  They lived in Jonesboro and then moved South 30 years ago.  He was a brother-in-law of Ed Samson, of Anna.  He left a widow, one son, Elmer B. Hodges; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Smith, and three grandchildren.

 

16 Sep 1921:

Robert Nelson died Tuesday (13 Sep 1921) in an auto accident on Beech Ridge Road, three miles from Cairo, Alexander County, aged 28 years. 

 

Oscar T. Stone died Tuesday (13 Sep 1921) in an auto accident on Beech Ridge Road, three miles from Cairo, Alexander County, aged 46 years.  He was trying out a new Nash auto and it was going 60 miles per hour when it stuck a big locust tree on the side of the road.  Three others were injured and one was in St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo.

 

William Elza Williams died Tuesday (13 Sep 1921) at home in Pittsfield, aged 64 years.

 

Robert Graham was shot and killed Monday (12 Sep 1921) by Roy Thurston of Pulaski, Pulaski County, during a robbery.

Rachel R. Kitch died 8 Sep 1921, at home in Irvington, and was buried in DeSoto, Jackson County.  She was the widow of the Rev. E. H. Kitch.

 

Barbara Clemens died 5 Sep 1921, at home in Cobden, aged 61 years, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery in Cobden.  Her funeral was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  She was born in 1860 in Wallen, Germany, and came to America in 1881.  She married in 1881 John Clemens, of Cobden.  They had nine children, of whom five were living.

 

23 Sep 1921:

Elvis Junior Knupp died 15 Sep 1921, at home four miles south of Jonesboro, aged 5 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 15 Apr 1921, the son of Elvis Knupp.

 

Robert Shonkwiler was found murdered on the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks two miles north of Wolf Lake, aged about 19 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was from Bement, Piatt County.  (See also 30 Sep 1921, issue.)

 

An unidentified man was found murdered on the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks four miles north of Wolf Lake, aged about 40 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  D. M. Van Vleet, of Oran, Mo., came to identify the body, but could not.  The body was also disinterred for Mr. Zimmerman, of St. Louis, but he could not identify him as his son.  The body was again disinterred in November 1921 so Margaret Woerl, daughter of Mrs. Christ Woerl, of Dayton, Ohio, accompanied by her uncle, C. L. Schreiner, could view the body.  Her mother thought the body was her son Norbert Woerl, after viewing a photograph of the body and reading the description.  Her daughter said it was not him after viewing the body, as her brother had a large scar on his knee and the body showed only a small scar (30 Sep 1921, 11 Nov 1921, and 18 Nov 1921, issues).

 

A body was found murdered on the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks at Dupo, near East St. Louis, St. Clair County.  He was from Washington, Ohio (30 Sep 1921, issue).

 

Mrs. Henry Williford died 20 Sep 1921, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., after an operation two weeks ago for gallstones, aged 67 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born in Cape Girardeau Co., Mo., the daughter of George Lovell.  After her father died, her moved moved to Jonesboro.  She joined Salem Lutheran Church and was a member of Jonesboro Chapter of the Eastern Star.  She marred on 1 Jun 1881, Henry Williford.  She left a husband,  five children:  Robert J. Williford, of Ozora, Fla.; Jennie H. wife of Clarence Walker, of Reynoldsville; Bessie May wife of William Clemens, of Illmo, Mo.; Emmet Williford, of Valley Junction, Iowa, and a fireman on Rock Island Railroad; and Russell W. Williford, of South Dakota; 13 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. B. E. Van Gilder, of Centralia, Wash.; one brother, B. L. Lovell, of East St. Louis; and a sister-in-law, Frances Willard.  (See also 30 Sep 1921, issue.)

 

Mrs. Augusta Mattheis died 10 Sep 1921, at the home of her son, Fred Mattheis, in Los Angeles, Calif., aged 82 years.  She used to lived in Anna.  Her son, Gideon Mattheis, died at home in Anna the end of August 1921.

 

30 Sep 1921:

Jerry Deabler died last Thursday (22 Sep 1921?) at Anna State Hospital, of apoplexy while sitting at dinner, aged 65 years.  She was from Clay County.  There was a coroner’s inquest.

 

Bertha Ann Hunsaker died 20 Sep 1921, at the home of her father-in-law, Isaac Hunsaker, in Cobden.  She was the wife of John E. Hunsaker.  Her funeral was at the home of her father, Andy Wright, near Western Saratoga.

 

William G. Drexler died 28 Sep 1921, at the home of his nephew, G. F. Seeger, in the bottoms near Ware, aged 68 years, and 4 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery south of Jonesboro.  His funeral was at Ebenezer Church.  He was born 24 Sep 1853, in Schorndorf, Wurtemberg, Germany, the fourth son of John G. and Magdalena Drexler.  He came with his parents to America when 12 years old and settled in Beaver, Pike Co., Ohio.  He then moved to Pocahontas, Mo., and in 1875 to Jonesboro.  He was a butcher and grocer in Jonesboro and retired in 1903.  He was a member of the United Evangelical Church.  He left one sister, Mrs. Marie F. Krauss, of Jonesboro.  Two other sisters with whom he lived died in November 1920.  Since their death he lived with his nephew, Fred Seeger.  (See also 21 Oct 1921, issue.)

 

Mrs. Charles Wipperman died 22 Sep 1921, at home at 133 South Lorimier, Cape Girardeau, Mo., aged 51 years.  Her funeral was at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church.  She was the daughter of David Cadwallader, of St. Louis.  She married 25 years ago.  She was a member of the Catholic Church.  Her husband was a tailor on Broadway.  They used to live in Jonesboro and built the house on Heacock Street now owned by T. R. Grace.  She left a husband; two daughters, Freda Wipperman and Edith Wipperman; one son, Richard Wipperman; one sister, Mrs. Joseph Laurent; and one brother, William Cadwallader, of St. Louis.

 

Kate Morgan died 28 Sep 1921, at home four miles south of Jonesboro of Bright’s disease, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church, which she joined last March.  She was born 29 Jun 1861, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Jeremiah Rymer.  She married George W. Morgan.  They had six children, all living, Mrs. W. T. Nimmo, Jerry Morgan, James Morgan, and Frank Morgan, all of Jonesboro, Mrs. M. J. Motsinger, of Rector, Ark., and George D. Morgan, of San Domingo.  She also left 10 grandchildren, four sisters, Mary Rymer and Hattie Rymer, of Jonesboro,

Mrs. John Walker, of Watertown; and Mrs. O. J. Storm, of Enid, Okla.

 

America Wallace died last Saturday.  She was the widow of J. F. Wallace and lived in Cobden.  She was a sister of Mrs. W. H. Smith, of Anna.

 

Sarah E. McKinney died 24 Sep 1921, at home on East Monroe Street, Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 20 Jan 1838, in Murray, Calloway Co., Ky.  She came to Cobden with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ewing C. McKinney.  She moved to Anna in the early 1850s, where her father had a store and was a physician.  Her mother died in 1868 and her father died in 1885.  She taught school 12 or 15 years, being one of the first teachers in the building now Anna Junior High School.  In 1872 she started a millinery business.  She left one brother, Charles McKinney, of Springfield, Ky.; a nephew, James McKinney, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County; and two foster daughters, Rosa Flamm and Lena Flamm.

 

7 Oct 1921:

Martha Hunsaker died last Monday (3 Oct 1921) at home in Cobden, aged 72 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She was the mother of Oscar Hunsaker, of Jonesboro.

 

J. S. Kimmel  died 1 Oct 1921, at home near Houston, Ohio, aged 78 years.  He was born west of Jonesboro.  His brother, David F. Kimmel, still owns the homestead.  He went to Ohio to farm.  He left a widow; several sons and daughters; another brother, Eph Kimmel; and two sisters, Mrs. Rice Sams and Mrs. Henry Rinehart.

 

14 Oct 1921:

William V. Meyer died 30 Sep 1921, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  He was a brother of Fred Meyer, of Chicago.  The Meyer brothers built and operated a silica mill near Wolf Lake a few years ago.

 

Richard L. Lombard died 29 Sep 1921, in Portland, Ore.  He was the son of Frank Lombard and used to live in Dongola.  He was a nephew of Mrs. Allen Hargrave, of Anna, and Mrs. W. W. Hileman, of Jonesboro. 

 

Emily (Haley) Storm died 6 Oct 1921, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas W. Willard, at San Marcos, Texas, and was buried beside her husband in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James K. Walton, in Anna.  She was born 5 Aug 1842, in Decatursville, Tenn., the daughter of Coleman and Elizabeth (Kennon) Haley.  She married Oliver P. Storm in 1860.  She moved to Jonesboro in 1877 and her husband had a mercantile business before he died in 1889.  Since 1893 she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Renfro, in Carbondale.  She was on a visit to her daughter in California when she had a stroke.  She was a member of the Methodist Espicopal Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.  She had eight children, of whom five were living:  Mrs. Willard, Mrs. James K. Walton, of Anna, Mrs. R. E. Renfro, of Carbondale, Jackson County, O. J. Storm, of Enid Okla., and L. H. Storm, of Afton, Okla.

 

Otto Grabow died last Monday (10 Oct 1921) at home four miles northwest of Anna, aged 79 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  He was born in Germany and lived in Union County since 1868.  He left six sons and two daughters.

 

Sarah A. Carlile died 5 Oct 1921, at the home of her stepson, R. A. Carlile, on Vienna Street in Anna, aged 84 years, 8 months, 17 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born in Mississippi and married in 1869 Robert W. Carlile.  She was his second wife.  They came to Anna 46 years ago.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

Dollie (Neibauer) Eddleman died Friday (7 Oct 1921) at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Sangamon County, of typhoid fever, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the First Presbyterian Church in Anna.  She was born 19 Mar 1878, in Dongola, the daughter of Frank Neibauer.  She married S. E. Eddleman on 9 Mar 1903.  She formerly lived in Dongola and just recently moved to Springfield from Anna.  She was a member of the Dongola Order of Easter Star.  She left a husband, two half brothers, Henry J. Neibauer and William F. Neibauer, of Dongola; and one half sister, Mrs. George Worley, of Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

28 Oct 1921:

Martha Ellen Pickles died 24 Oct 1921, at home in Joneboro of liver cancer, aged 62 years, 8 months, 2 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church in Jonesboro.  She was born 19 Feb 1859, near Goreville, Johnson County, the daughter of John S. and Minerva Hudgens.  She married M. M. Pickles on  16 Oct 1881.  Her husband was superintendent of public schools in Jonesboro.  She was a member of the Anna Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and Mt. Joy Methodist Protestant Church near Goreville.  She left a husband; two daughters, Ella Jane wife of Dr. Karl D. Sanders and Julia Anna wife of J. Day Brownlee, Jr., of Harrisburg, Pa.; one grandchild, Martha Jane Brownlee; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Foster, of Goreville, Johnson County, and Mrs. J. T. Wise, of Harrisburg, Saline County; and one brother, J. H. Hudgens, of Goreville.

 

Helen (Williford) Mozely died 18 Oct 1921, at home in Oklahoma of heart trouble, aged nearly 60 years.  She was born 18 Feb 1861, and married on 13 Apr 1900, S. T. Mozeley.  She left one daughter.

 

4 Nov 1921:

Mrs. Henry Bussey died recently in Denver, Colo., of tuberculosis.  Her husband was the brother of Mrs. R. L. Shannon, of Anna.

 

Mrs. J. C. McCuan died last Sunday (30 Oct 1921) at home in Anna after a stroke of paralysis five months earlier, aged 71 years, 9 months, 30 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

11 Nov 1921:

William Black died.  He was a member of the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge.

 

Frank J. Seifert died and was buried Friday (4 Nov 1921) in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of Ray Carlile.  He lived in Duluth, Minn.  Mrs. Bertha McCauley, of Chicago, and Mrs. Nannie Milner, of Racine, Wis., were sisters.

 

18 Nov 1921:

John Henry Hilboldt died 13 Nov 1921, at home in Jonesboro of Bright’s disease, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro, of which he was a charter member.  All businesses in Jonesboro were closed and the circuit court adjourned for the funeral.   He was born 2 Oct 1853, in Berne, Switzerland, the son of Samuel and Mary Hilboldt.  He came to America with his parents in May 1854 and settled near Dongola, where his father had a blacksmith shop.  His father died in 1860 and his mother in 1868.  He came to Jonesboro about 1869 and clerked in the grocery store of I. M. Davis.  He then clerked for C. Barringer, James Evans, and B. Rixleben.  He taught in a country school.  He married on 20 Apr 1875, Ellen V. Evans, of Jonesboro, the youngest daughter of John Evans and sister of James Evans, in whose store he worked.  In 1878 he was defeated for county clerk, but elected in 1882 and served 16 years.  He was elected state representative and ran for state senator, but was defeated.  He was elected Jonesboro city clerk in 1875, an alderman in 1877, was a member of the board of education and police magistrate.  He was a Mason and became a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1874.  Two children, Annie Hilboldt and Eva Hilboldt died in childhood.  Another child, J. Henry Hilboldt, Jr., was also deceased.  He left a widow, a son, G. C. Hilboldt, of St. Louis; two daughters, Grace wife of H. H. Moore, of Pulaski, Pulaski County, Helen wife of S. M. Misenhimer, of Jonesboro; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Williams, of Dayton, Ohio.

 

25 Nov 1921:

Lula H. Ury died Friday (18 Nov 1921) in a hospital in St. Louis after an operation for a tumor.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church, where she was a member.  She was born 21 Oct 1872, in Homer, Ohio, the daughter of William and Louise Postlewait.  She moved to Union County with her parents and became a school teacher.  She married A. W. Ury on 15 May 1898.  She left one son, one daughter, a school teacher in Anna; her mother, Mrs. John W. Tripp; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Simmons, of Columbus, Ohio, and Bessie Postlewait; and two brothers.

 

2 Dec 1921:

Albert Kohler died 1 Dec 1921, at home northwest of Jonesboro of typhoid fever and tuberculosis, aged 47 years, 9 months, and 24 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  An early death notice incorrectly stated he was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  He was born 27 Jan 1874.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  He left a widow, three sons, Harold Kohler, Glen Kohler, and Victor Kohler; twos daughters, Ruth Kohler and Juanita Kohler; five sisters, Mrs. Henry Huelson, Mrs. Mike Weber, Mrs. J. S. Gore, Mrs. Oliver Hileman, and Mrs. Harley Miller; and two brothers, John Kohler and Will Kohler.  (See also 9 Dec 1921, issue.)

 

Elender Sams died 26 Nov 1921, at home, aged 80 years, 4 months, and 26 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born 1 Jul 1841, on a farm near Jonesboro, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Kimmel.  She married Rice Sams on 22 Jan 1862.  She was baptized and became a member of the Jonesboro Baptist church over 40 years ago.  She had eight children.  Two were deceased:  Fountain F. Sams, the oldest, died several years ago and Mary D. Sams was also deceased.  Her living children were George T. Sams and Walter J. Sams, of St. Louis; Augusta wife of William Perrine, of Anna; Thomas E. Sams at home; Herman E. Sams, of Detroit, Mich.; Helen wife of Harry Gearhart, of Grand Tower, Jackson County.  She also left eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers, Eph Kimmel and David F. Kimmel; and one sister, Mrs. Henry Rinehart.

 

Anna Wise died at home near Balcom of diphtheria, aged 5 years.  She was the daughter of Herbert Wise.

 

9 Dec 1921:

John Corzine died of heart trouble at Balcom, aged 73 years.  There was a coroner’s inquest.

 

Harry Nimmo died 4 Dec 1921, at home in Anna, of diabetes, aged 40 years, 9 months, 8 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  He was a barber in Anna until two years ago when he engaged in the monument business.  He left a widow, two children, a father, two brothers, and five sisters.

 

 

John Bauer died 8 Dec 1921, south of Jonesboro, aged 74 years, 8 months, 6 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  His funeral was at Ebenezer Church.  He was born 2 Apr 1847, in Austria.  He came to America with parents in 1853 and lived near Jonesboro.  He was a member of the Evangelical Church.  He married Katherine Wemmer in 1867.  They had one daughter.  He married 2nd Anna Stadelman, who died two years ago.  They had one son, Sam Bauer, and one daughter, Kate Bauer.  He also left 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and an aged brother, Joseph Bauer, of Jonesboro.  (See also 16 Dec 1921).

 

A.H. Crowell died 6 Dec 1921, at the Soldier’s Home in Quincy, aged 82 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church.  He was born 13 Jul 1839, the son of John Crowell, who moved from South Carolina to Union County.  He married on 6 Sep 1868, Jennie Dilda, deceased.  He enlisted on 15 Jul 1862, and was mustered out on 8 Aug 1865.  He was a merchant in Jonesboro and briefly at Neely’s Landing, Mo.  He was a talented musician and member of Jonesboro Band.   He went to live in the veterans home on 21 Oct 1906.  He had six children, of whom four died in infancy.  He left two sons, Bertram Crowell, superintendent of Bell & Mesier Manufacturing Company at Illmo, Mo., and Rudolph Crowell, of Cincinnati, Ohio.  (See also 16 Dec 1921, issue.)

 

16 Dec 1921:

Charles D. “Charlie” Dougherty died 13 Dec 1921, in his room on Prairie Avenue, Chicago, of dropsy and heart disease, aged 45 years, 6 months, and 13 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles H. Chase.  He was born in Jonesboro, the son of A. N. Dougherty.  He never married.  He was a businessman in Chicago and joined the Rotary Club in 1906.  He left an estate worth over $100,000.  He left several sisters and brothers, Mrs. D.D. Hacker, of Glenwood, Iowa, Kate wife of John Sarsefield, of Kankakee, Mrs. C. H. Chase, Barry Dougherty, of Thebes, Alexander County, and Will Dougherty, of Oregon.  A brother, John Dougherty, died at Cairo years ago and left children.  A sister, Mrs. Lou Rowe, died in California a few years ago.  (See also 23 Dec 1921, 3 Feb 1922, and 8 Jun 1923, issues.)

 

Dr. John J. Rinehart died Thursday last week (8 Dec 1921) at a hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., of blood poisoning after extraction of several teeth, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  He was born 17 May 1877, six miles south of Anna.  He graduated from St. Louis Medical College in 1903 and began practice in Chonia, Mo.  He married on 12 Oct 1902, Anna Abernathy, of St. Louis.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge in Puxico, Mo., and the Methodist Church. He left a widow, one son, one brother, Roy Rinehart, of St. Louis; one sister, Mrs. S. A. Ury, of Jonesboro.

 

Mrs. William Howard died 12 Dec 1921, at home in Anna and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born in 1863 and married 25 years ago.

 

Philip Odair died a week ago Tuesday (13 Dec 1921?) at the hospital and was buried in Anna Cemetey.  He was an old resident of Anna.

 

23 Dec 1921:

Henry E. Lufkin died 20 Dec 1921, at home in San Bernardino, Calif., aged 59 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Presbyterian church.  He was born in Union County and graduated from Anna schools and Union Academy.  He married Elizabeth Lawrence, of Carbondale, Jackson County.   He was in the grocery business with his father in Anna and then conducted the store by himself.  He went to Maine to act as state field secretary of Sunday school work and did the same work in Arkansas.  He moved to California seven years ago.  He went to France during World War I in the service of the Y. M. C. A.  He was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad in California.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Sunday school superintendent, and a Mason.  He left a widow, one son, John Lawrence; a father, John E. Lufkin, of Anna, aged over 95 years; three sisters, Mrs. A. J. Nisbet of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Oliver Alden, of Anna, and Mrs. Peter Auten, of Princeville; and one brother, John E. Lufkin, Jr., of Grenada, Miss.  (See also 30 Dec 1921, issue.)

 

Twin babies of Charles Robertson died 18 Dec 1921.  They were born 17 Dec 1921.

 

Elizabeth Caroline (McCrite) Goodman died 19 Dec 1921, at home in Jonesboro, and she was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born 5 Jan 1855, in Alexander County, the daughter of John and Elizabeth McCrite.  She married Henry J. Goodman.  She had six children.  She had lived in Jonesboro less than a year.  She left a husband and three children.

 

Mary Anna (Carmack) Wells died 20 Dec 1921, at the home of her son, William Wells, in Anna, aged 74 years, 4 months, 13 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 5 Aug 1847, in Overton Co., Tenn.  She married in 1873 J. C. (or J. A.) Wells.  She left four children.  Her sons were William Wells and Jacob Wells, both of Anna.  (See also 30 Dec 1921, issue.)

 

30 Dec 1921:

Henry Nordmeyer died.  He was a member of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Jonesboro.

 

Otis Wilbur Miller died 24 Dec 1921, at home in Carbondale, Jackson County, of stomach cancer, aged 54 years, 6 months, 5 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Presbyterian church in Carbondale, which he joined in 1912.  He was born 16 May 1867, in Dongola, the son of N. G. and Lucy (Singleton) Miller.   He came to Jonesboro as a boy.  He joined the Lutheran Church in 1903.  He moved to Carbondale and became deacon and elder in the Presbyterian Church.  He was a member of the Modern Woodman of America and the carpenter’s union.  He married on 14 Dec 1892, Pauline Reese, the daughter of Capt. J. P. Reese, of Cobden.  He left three children, Florence Miller, Mrs. Carl Roberts, of Marion, Williamson County, and Ralph Miller; three grandchildren, and ons sister, Ivo Miller, of Muskogee, Okla.

 

Ellen Dillow died Tuesday (27 Dec 1921) at home in Anna after an operation in June in St. Louis for gallstones, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 17 Dec 1866, in Jonesboro and married Charles Dillow.  She left a husband and seven grown children.