Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1922

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

6 Jan 1922:

Eugene L. Gifford died yesterday (5 Jan 1922) at the Moore Hotel, of cerebral hemorrhage, aged 31 years last month, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was riding to Jonesboro in a car driven by William B. Walton.  Charles Menees, aged about 60 years, and wife were going the same direction.  Walton stopped his car to talk with another man about one mile east of Reynoldsville and Meneesí car rearended his.  Menees and Gifford argued over who was at fault.  Gifford struck the first blow.  They were separated and then Meneesí son, Marshall Menees, aged 24 years, ran up and struck him in the head two times with an iron jack.  Marshall was married, but separated from his wife.  Harry Gholson stopped the third blow.  He came to town to see Dr. Lyerly and appeared unhurt.  There was a coronerís inquest.  Menees was arrested, charged with murder, and sentenced to 16 years in the penitentiary.  In a new trial in March 1923 he pled guilty to manslaughter and received a lighter sentence  He married the daughter of George Rhymer and lived on the Mary Walton Merker farm.  He had a $1,000 life insurance policy with Modern Woodmen of America.  He also left two small children, the oldest aged 4 years.  (See also 13 Jan 1922, 31 Mar 1922, 1 Dec 1922, and 30 Mar 1923, issues.)

 

Mary T. Bartruff died 3 Jan 1922, at home south of Jonesboro, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Ebenezer Church, where she was a member.  She was born 20 Jan 1861, in Jonesboro.  She married in 1879 Fred Bartruff, who died a year ago.  They had eight children, seven of whom were living:  Joseph E. Bartruff, of Salem, Ore., Emma Hileman, of Anna, Rude E. Bartruff and Hulda Brown, of Jonesboro, Elda Freeman, of Reynoldsville, Walter Bartruff and Carl Bartruff, of Anna.  She also left 18 grandchildren, one brother, J. A. Schaefer, of Jonesboro; and two sisters, Anna Pickel and Josephine Meyer, of Olmsted, Pulaski County.  She also raised two orphan children, George Hubbert and Linnie (Zoellner) Dillow.

 

Mrs. T. H. McLain died Tuesday (3 Jan 1922) at home in Anna and was buried in Wiggs Cemetery east of Anna.  She left a husband and one son, Charles McLain, of Benton, Franklin County.

 

13 Jan 1922:

William Worth Walker died 7 Jan 1922, at the home of his son, Paul Walker, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., aged 72 years, 9 months, 4 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his son, H. H. Walker, in Jonesboro.  His five sons and nephew, Clarence Walker, were pallbearers.  He was born 3 Apr 1849, in Jonesboro, the son of Hiram J. and Nancy (Hargrave) Walker.  He was a farmer.  He married on 21 Oct 1871, Sarah Williford, the oldest daughter of C. H. Williford, of Jonesboro.  She died 7 Nov 1901.  His children were H. H. Walker, of Jonesboro, Samuel W. Walker, died in 1908; Dr. George W. Walker, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Annie Walker, of St. Louis; Carel W. Walker, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County; Elsie Lowrance, of Reynoldsville; Bessie Scherer, of Cape Girardeau; Frank E. Walker, of Wichita, Kan.; Harry E. Walker, deceased; Paul E. Walker, of Cape Girardeau.  He also left 19 grandchildren, and two sisters, Laura A. Dewitt and Flora Grear, of Anna.  His only brother, Willard Walker, died a few years ago. 

 

Monroe Powlas died last Saturday (7 Jan 1922) at home near Mill Creek, aged 71 years, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  He was born in Union County.  He left a widow and daughter.

 

Ephraim Kimmel died 5 Jan 1922, at home in Jonesboro of infirmities of old age, aged 89 years, 7 months, 21 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church, which he joined when 87 years old.  He was born 15 May 1832, a few miles northwest of Jonesboro, where his father, George Kimmel, was a large landowner.  There were 14 children in the family:  Michael Kimmel, Joseph Kimmel, Mary Kimmel, Kate Kimmel, Daniel Kimmel, Philip Kimmel, Ephraim Kimmel, John Kimmel, George Kimmel, Zilpha Kimmel, Elender Kimmel, Singleton Kimmel, David Kimmel, and Carrie Kimmel.  Singleton died within the year and Elender wife of Rice Sams died a few months ago. He was a Mason for over 50 years and a Democrat.  He married Joanna Green.  They had two children:  Morton G. Kimmel, who died 20 years ago, and Carrie B. wife of D. L. Stevens, of Los Angeles, Calif.  He married 2nd Sarah Smith, who died in January 1893.  They had four children:  Mrs. Mary E. White and Mrs. Ruby McKinnon, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Lu Hick, of Mt. Carmel, and Ada Ellen Kimmel, died in infancy.  He married 3rd on 27 Sep 1905, Mrs. Amy Frick.  He spent his entire life in Union and Jackson counties and farmed near Cobden.  He lost his house by fire and moved to Carbondale.  Since 1905 he lived in Jonesboro.  He left a widow, four daughters, one brother, David A. Kimmel; one sister, Carrie Rinehart; and five grandchildren, Grace Stevens, Burt Stevens, Margaret White, John Hick, and Ford Hick.

 

20 Jan 1922:

Infant child of John Allen died at Wolf Lake, aged 1 month and 2 days.  He was found dead in bed beside his mother.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

Theresa Engelhart died 13 Jan 1922, at home in Pocahontas, Mo., of stomach cancer, aged 75 years and 12 days, and was buried in Pocahontas, Mo. She left a husband, four sons, three daughters, and 26 grandchildren.  Two of her sons were the Rev. Frank Engelhart, of Capac, Mich., and E. Engelhart, of Jonesboro.

 

Anna B. Harter died Tuesday (17 Jan 1922) at home in Champaign and was buried in Champaign.  She was the wife of the Rev. W. B. Harter, who was formerly the pastor of the Anna Christian Church.  She was a foster sister of Dr. R. E. Brown, of Anna.

 

27 Jan 1922:

Harvey DuBois died Tuesday (24 Jan 1922) at a hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 9 years.  He was fatally hurt on Saturday (21 Jan 1922) in a coasting accident in Cobden.  He was a grandson of H. A. DuBois.

 

Daughter of Faris Wiley was stillborn Thursday last week (19 Jan 1922).  She was their first child.  Mrs. Wiley was a sister of Mrs. Bruce Markee, of Augusta.

 

3 Feb 1922:

Joseph Gattinger died 26 Jan 1922, in Piggott, Ark., aged about 75 years, after a second attack ofapoplexy, and was buried there.  Two sisters were Mrs. J. M. Grieb, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. J. G. Soergel, of Dallas, Texas.

 

Robert Clarence Walker died 26 Jan 1922, at the home of his parents near Reynoldsville, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He contracted pneumonia six weeks ago and an abscess of the lungs formed.  His funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church.  He was born 12 Aug 1906, near Jonesboro, the oldest son of Clarence and Jennie Walker.  He left his parents, four sisters, Gladys Walker, Ruth Walker, Edith Walker, and Mabel Walker; three brothers, Henry Walker, Dan Walker, and Richard Walker; a grandmother, Mrs. Nettie Walker, and a grandfather, Henry Williford.

 

Isaac M. Newton died 26 Jan 1922, at home in Jonesboro, aged 80 years, 2 months, and 26 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was a member.  He was a member of the I. O. O. F. over 50 years.  He was born 1 Nov 1841, near Stonefort, Williamson County, the son of James and Mary Newton, who came to Illinois from Kentucky.  In 1852 he moved to Union County.  He lived one year in Arkansas.  He enlisted in April 1862 in Co. E, 109th and was transferred to Co. C, 11th.  He was wounded at Yazoo City and honorably discharged on 14 Jul 1865, in Baton Rouge, La.  He married three times.  He married 1st on 26 Dec 1861, Clarke Miles, who died 10 Apr 1883.  They had seven children, of whom two were living:  James M. Newton and William E. Newton, both of McClure, Alexander County.  He married 2nd on 19 Feb 1886, Elizabeth Echols, of Rome, Ga., who died 10 Mar 1888.  They had one child, Emery L. Newton, of Jonesboro.  He married 3rd on 27 Oct 1889, Alice V. Webb, of Buncombe.  They had seven children, of whom five were living:  Isaac E. Newton, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Gladys J. Newton, of DuQuoin, Perry County, Ruth Newton, Edith Newton, and Alice G. Newton, of Jonesboro.

 

William ďBillyĒ Ziegler was found dead in bed in his room in Cairo, Alexander County, last week, aged about 60 years, and was buried in Edwardsville, his hometown.  He used to work as a printer in the Jonesboro Gazette office.

 

Matilda Misenhimer died 30 Jan 1922, aged 74 years, 2 months, and 5 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She was born 25 Nov 1848, in Scott Co., Mo., the daughter of William D. and Jane Daugherty.  She married on 9 Sep 1869, Giles Misenhimer, who died 5 Sep 1912.  They had five children:  Edna E. Bankston, of Fremont, Mo., Emma E. Hileman, of Jonesboro, Birdie A. Angelly, of American Falls, Idaho, Pearl W. Misenhimer, of American Falls, Idaho, and Sidney M. Misenhimer, of Jonesboro.  She moved to Jonesboro after her husbandís death.  She joined Mill Creek Congregational Church 30 years ago and Jonesboro Rebekah Lodge five years ago.  She also left 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchilden.

 

10 Feb 1922:

John Wallace Robinson died Saturday (4 Feb 1922) at home in Wolf Lake, aged 71 years, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  He was a railroad agent at Wold Lake and member of Jonesboro lodge of I. O. O. F.  He left a widow, Rose Robinson, and three children, Charles Robinson, Fred Robinson, and Clifford Robinson.    His name is also recorded as Roberson (See also 3 Mar 1922, issue.)

 

Augusta King died last Saturday (4 Feb 1922) at home in St. Louis, aged about 65 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the oldest daughter of William Kratzinger.  Her mother was a daughter of Dr. S. S. Condon.  She married George King, who died some years ago and was buried in Colorado.  She left a son, Bert King, M. & O. railroad agent at East St. Louis, St. Clair County; a daughter, Leslie wife of George Beaver, of East St. Louis; two brothers, Harry Kratzinger, of St. Joseph, Mo., and R. H. Kratzinger, of Smithville, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Frank Lingle, of British Columbia, a half sister, Mrs. Edward Taft, of Sioux City Falls, Iowa; and a stepmother, Mrs. Kate Kratzinger, of Sioux City Falls, Iowa.  Harry Kratzinger died 7 Dec 1921.

 

James Burton Henley died last Thursday (2 Feb 1922) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maggie Clow, in Centralia, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He used to live in Anna.  His wife died in 1908.  He also left a son, Ben Henley, of Harrisburg, Saline County; four brothers, and two sisters.

 

Walter T. Perrine died 2 Feb 1922, at home in Anna, of tuberculosis, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 7 May 1895, the oldest son of Dr. T. N. Perrine.  He married on 25 Nov 1915,  Winnie E. Fox.  He left a widow, parents, and one brother, Willard Perrine, of Denver, Colo.

 

Delia Sams Poole died 2 Feb 1922, at home in Anna, aged 69 years, 3 months, 10 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She suffered a second stroke at home on 23 Jan 1922.  She was born 22 Sep 1852, one of 12 children of Silas and Elizabeth Spann, of whom four were living:  W. A. Spann, of Vienna, Johnson County, Mary Martin, of Ullin, Pulaski County, Dr. C. P. Spann, of Thebes, Alexander County, and Silas Spann, of Phoenix, Ariz.  She married on 16 Nov 1867, Rice Sams.  They had four children, of whom three were living:  Mrs. John L. Veach, of Vienna, Fred Sams, of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Mrs. George Sanford, of Anna.  She married on 14 Apr 1903, George W. Poole, who died about 11 years ago.

 

17 Feb 1922:

Charles Batson and wife died of influenza.  They lived in Cobden.

 

24 Feb 1922:

Daughter of A. E. Kerr was born and died last Sunday (19 Feb 1922).

 

Robert L. Rich died last Friday (17 Feb 1922) in Cobden of pneumonia following influenza.  He was postmaster.  He was the son of John M. Rich.  He left a family.

 

Lela Calhoun died 17 Feb 1922, at Anna State Hospital, and was buried at Grand Chain, Pulaski County.  She left a daughter, a mother, and two sisters.

 

Gladys Howenstein died Tuesday (21 Feb 1922) at home northeast of Anna of tonsillitis, aged 10 years, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery in Cobden.  Her funeral was at the Catholic church in Anna.

 

Jeff Sitter died Monday (20 Feb 1922) at St. Maryís Infirmary in Cairo, Alexander County, after an appendicitis operation, and was buried in Campground Cemetery.  He lived east of Anna.  His funeral was at Campground Church.

 

Daniel Northern died Wednesday (22 Feb 1922) at Hale Sanitarium in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Presbyterian church.  He formerly had a business in Anna.  His wife died a few years ago.

 

3 Mar 1922:

Unidentified man was found dead last Friday (24 Feb 1922) on the railroad tracks two miles north of Wolf Lake, aged about 25 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was run over by the train.  There was a coronoerís inquest.

 

Edward Harris Rendleman died 1 Mar 1922, of abscess of liver, aged 7 years, 10 months, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church.  He was born near Narrows, Ore., the son of W. Arthur Rendleman.  He left his parents, one brother, one sister, and one half brother.

 

Virginia Larue Armstrong died 22 Feb 1922, at Moline, aged 32 years, 7 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church, which she joined when 14.  She was born in Union County, the daughter of James C. Campbell, of Jonesboro.  She married on 23 Feb 1914, A. C. Armstrong.  She left a husband, parents, three sisters, and one brother.  Her oldest sister, Estella Misenhimer, lived in American Falls, Idaho.

 

Ida Casey died 28 Feb 1922, in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She was born 22 Jan 1888, the daughter of Philip Weiss.  She was taken to the hospital in Murphysboro for an operation.  She married 1st Leo Cerney and 2nd Frank Casey.  Mrs. Douglas Weaver was her sister.   She left a husband, mother, five brothers, and three sisters.

 

10 Mar 1922:

Ira E. Isom died 5 Mar 1922, at the home of his parents in Jonesboro of kidney and bladder trouble, aged 37 years, 5 months, 25 days, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Ava.  He was born in Ava, the son of A. W. Isom.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and the I. O. O. F. lodge in Ava.  His father had a feed store in Jonesboro.  He left his parents, one sister, Mrs. M. S. McCord, of Jonesboro, and four brothers, J. L. Isom, of Christopher, A. S. Isom, of Murphsyboro, Jackson County, E. H. Isom, of Collinsville, and W. A. Isom, of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

 

Charles O. Morrell died 25 Dec 1920, at home in England.  He left Jonesboro for California and returned to England after his wifeís death there.  Mrs. Sturgis Dorrance, of New York City, was a stepdaughter.  She was the daughter of Sidney Grear and niece of George Barringer.

 

Willis Dilday died 3 Mar 1922, in St. Louis, Mo., aged 71 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  He used to live in Alto Pass.

 

Alonzo D. Bohannon died 2 Mar 1922, at the home of his son, Frank Bohannon, in Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 79 years, 6 months, 11 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Presbyterian church.  He was born in Weakley Co., Tenn., and came to Anna in 1857.  He enlisted in the 60th Illinois Infantry in 1864 and served until the end of the war.  He was a member of the G. A. R.  He retired 15 years ago after 40 years of business in Anna.  He married on 15 Feb 1870, Kate King.  He left a widow, a son, two sisters,  Susan Robinson, of Anna, and Roxie Blackburn, of Orland, Calif.

 

Luise (Metzger) Bauer died 4 Mar 1922, at home on South Main Street in Jonesboro, aged 75 years, 7 months, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 10 Jul 1846, in Portsmouth, Ohio, the oldest daughter of Adam and Caroline Metzger.  She was confirmed at church in Portsmouth and later joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.  She came to Jonesboro with her parents, brother, and sisters.  She married at age 23 years, Joseph Bauer.  They had seven children, of whom five were living:  Mrs. Barbara Schlenker, Mrs. Caroline Zwhalen, Charles Bauer, Arthur Bauer, and Ernest Bauer.  She also left 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Carolina Duerkheimer and Mrs. Magdaline Duerkheimer.

 

Joel Robert English died 6 Mar 1922, at home in Jonesboro, aged 85 years, 2 months, 29 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 7 Dec 1836, in Jackson, Mo.  He enlisted in the Confederate Army under Gen. Marmaduke and served in Texas and Louisiana.  He was discharged in Texas after four years and three months and, with his younger brother, C. C. English, walked home to Missouri.  He came to Jonesboro in 1866.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.  He married on 15 Dec 1870 at Dongola, Jane Harris.  He had 11 children, five of whom were living:  William S. English, of the Cairo Bulletin, Calvin B. English, of Columbia, Mo., Arthur English, of Kankakee, Mary Forsee, of Jonesboro, Kittie Bizzel, of Anna; one brother, Harker R. English, of Michigan Valley, Kan.  Charles Cealey, of Cairo, Alexander County, was a grandson (10 Mar 1922, issue).

 

Sarah Armstrong died 7 Mar 1922, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Monroe Stephens in Jonesboro, aged 69 years, 5 months, 14 days.  She was born 23 Sep 1852, in Lincoln Co., Tenn., the daughter of Davidson and Eliza A. Phelps.  She came with her parents when a small child to Illinois.  She joined the Free Will Baptist Church at age 17.  She married on 28 Dec 1871, W. G. Armstrong.  She had 10 children, of whom four were living:  Mrs. S. T. McGee, of Carbondale, Jackson County, Mrs. Stephenson, of Jonesboro, W. J. Armstrong, of Benton, Franklin County, and Mrs. J. F. Nelson, of Illmo, Mo.  She also left 26 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five brothers, and one sister.

 

17 Mar 1922:

Dr. F. M. Agnew died last Friday (10 Mar 1922) at home east of Makanda, aged 87 years.  He was born near Cincinnati, Ohio, and came to southern Illinois when 17.  He graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago.  He practiced medicine 62 years, had a large farm, and was a writer.  He was clerk of Clear Creek Baptist Association, which held special services in his honor August 12-14, 1922. He left a widow, Hattie (Elmore) Agnew, two daughters, and one son.  (See also 28 Jul 1922, issue.)

 

Herbert Junior Conrad died 9 Mar 1922, at home in Walesburg, Colo., aged 1 year, 5 months, 9 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church.  He was the son of H. L. Conrad and the grandson of George M. Hunsaker, of Carbondale, Jackson County.  His father recently moved to Colorado from Memphis, Tenn.

 

George W. Hall died 9 Mar 1922, at the home of L. C. Reece on Morgan Street in Anna, and was buried in Frick Cemetery west of Jonesboro.  His funeral was at Morris Undertaking Parlor.  He was born 18 Jul 1861, in Saline County.  He married on 29 Sep 1883, Emma Edwards, who died 27 Feb 1919.  He married 2nd in May 1921, Mrs. Ellen Leonard.  He left a widow and four children.

 

24 Mar 1922:

James A. Baggett died 20 Mar 1922, at the home of John Kerr in Jonesboro, aged 70 years, 4 months, 7 days, and was buried in Reynoldsville Cemetery.  His funeral was at Reynoldsville Baptist Church.  He was born 13 Nov 1851, near Pulleyís Mill, Johnson County, the son of William and MarthaBaggett.  He married Mattie Mallory, who died in 1903.  He lived the last 25 years in Reynoldsville.  He had 11 children, of whom six were living:  Amos Baggett, Franklin Baggett, Allen Baggett, and Daniel Baggett, of Puxico, Mo., Barney Baggett of Vinland, and Olin Baggett.  He also left two brothers and three sisters, Frank Baggett, of Makanda, John Baggett and Sarah McDonald, of Benton, Franklin County, Jennie Dill, of Tamms, Alexander County, and Dora Dunham, of Knoxville, Mo.; a half brother, Samuel Hoyle, of Jonesboro; and 13 grandchildren.

 

Bert E. Fyle died 11 Mar 1922, at a hospital in Patton, Calif., of influenza, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Los Angeles, Calif.  His funeral was in San Bernardino, Calif.  He was the son of A. M. Fyle and left Jonesboro for California several years ago.  He was a Mason.  He left a widow, a father, and two sisters.

 

Cecil Columbus Hicks died 14 Mar 1922, at home in Alto Pass, aged 26 years, 1 month, 13 days, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.  He was born 30 Jan 1896, in Alto Pass, the son of P. A. Hicks.  He married on 21 May 1918, Constance L. ďConnieĒ Arnold, of Alto Pass, the daughter of J. M. Arnold.  The day after his marriage he left for Brownsville, Texas, where he served one year with Co. I, 37th Infantry doing border duty during World War I.   He spent six months in a hospital with influenza and pneumonia which finally caused his death.  He joined First Baptist Church of Alto Pass at the age of 16.  He left a widow, his parents, a grandmother, one brother, Dewey Hicks; six sisters, Ruby Hicks, Olive Hicks, Edna Hicks, Minnie Hicks, Susie Hicks, and Juanita Hicks.

 

31 Mar 1922:

Ronald Coulter Buck died 22 Mar 1922, at Colonial Hospital in Geneva, Ill., and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was born 8 Mar 1906, in Cobden, the youngest son of J. F. and Cathyrn Buck.  He lived with his aunt, Mrs. Roy Beard, at Lilylake, Ill.

 

Robert Boyd died last month at home in Los Angeles, Calif.  He left a widow, Eva (Mulkey) Boyd, who was the daughter of Judge John H. Mulkey.

 

Sarah C. Alden died 30 Mar 1922, at home in Anna, aged 83 years and 10 months, and was buried in a family lot in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Presbyterian church of which she was a member.  She was born 30 May 1838, near Jonesboro, the daughter of William and Frances (Grammer) Tripp.  She married Oliver Alden, a New Englander, who had drifted westward to Union County.  They lived in Jonesboro many years.  He owned a mercantile store called Alden Store Company in Anna.  He died in May 1893 in Anna.  She had 11 children:  Lora Alden died in infancy, Thomas Alden died in 1889, Alice widow of Harvey C. Bourton died six years ago, Mrs. Z. T. Cook, Ernest S. Alden, John B. Alden, Oliver Alden, Mrs. W. C. Mangold, Robert H. Alden, Everett H. Alden, and Mrs. W. H. Lence.  (See also 7 Apr 1922, issue.)

 

The father of Ellen Sergeant died.  His funeral was at Chicago.  She was the music teacher at Anna

Community High School.

 

7 Apr 1922:

Mrs. William Lamer died Monday (3 Apr 1922) at Vienna, Johnson County.  She was the sister-in-law of R. A. Lamer, of Anna.

 

Mrs. Thomas Baldwin died 30 Mar 1922, in Anna, aged 94 years.  She was born 17 Mar 1828, in Tennessee.  Her husband died 50 years ago.  She left one daughter, Mrs. Arch Mance, of California; three sons, John Baldwin, James Baldwin, and Levi Baldwin; two sisters, Mrs. Shifley, of Anna, and Mrs. Jacob Shy, of Jonesboro.

 

14 Apr 1922:

The wife of the Rev. J. R. Webb died 1 Apr 1922, in Greensboro, Fla., and was buried in Strasburg, Ill.  He was the former pastor of the Baptist church in Anna.

 

 

Almeda Boyd died 8 Apr 1922, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rose Gallegly, in Carterville, Williamson County, aged 64 years, and was buried at Lick Creek.  She had been at her daughterís for two weeks.  Her body was brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. James Brooks, in Anna.  She was the daughter of J. S. Kimbro and the widow of James Boyd, who died three years ago.  She left four sons, three daughters, three brothers, and three sisters.

 

21 Apr 1922:

Daisy (Holshouser) Brown died last Sunday (16 Apr 1922) at home in Jonesboro, of tuberculosis, aged 42 years, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. Johnís Lutheran Church.  She was born in Union County and married Dallas Brown.  She was a member of the Lutheran church in Mill Creek.  She left a husband and two sisters.

 

Annie Edson died last Saturday (15 Apr 1922) at home in Topeka, Kan., and was buried in Topeka, Kan.  She was born about 80 years ago in New York, the daughter of John Evans.  Her father moved to Jonesboro and died there about 40 years ago.  She was a sister of Mrs. J. Henry Hilboldt, of Jonesboro, and Henry Evans, of St. Louis.

 

Nancy Jane Sitton died 28 Mar 1922, at home in Thebes, Alexander County, aged 84 years.  She was born 26 Dec 1838, in Vallonia, Ind., the daughter of George W. Harris, who died in 1869.  She married in 1856 Isaac B. Sitton, who died a few years ago.  She had 10 children, of whom six were living:  Lige Sitton, of Dupo, Thomas Sitton, of Santa Anna, Calif., Mrs. Fred Douglas, of Delta, Alexander County, Mrs. T. M. Kirkpatrick, of Herrin, Williamson County, Mrs. J. Collins, of Gale, Alexander County, and Mrs. J. M. Dillard, of Cobden.

 

28 Apr 1922:

George Mainer drowned Monday (24 Apr 1922) in the flood waters at Reynoldsville, aged 18 months, and was buried in Lindsey Cemetery.  He was the son of Claude Mainer.  The family was living in the Missouri Pacific Railroad depot, having been driven from their home by the flood.  Riley Coffman pulled him from the floodwaters.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

5 May 1922:

Dr. William G. White died 3 May 1922, at home in Jonesboro and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 21 May 1853, in Breckinridge Co., Ky., the son of Dr. Jacob S. and Elizabeth White, both of whom died when he was 12.  He began studying medicine at age 17 and moved to Jonesboro to practice medicine at age 25.  He left Jonesboro to practice in Buncombe, Johnson County,  and then Ava, Jackson County, before returning to Jonesboro.  He married in 1882 Flora Bossamon of Indiana.  They had four children:  Addie White, Gustavia White, Nellie White, and William White, who died aged 16 years.  He married 2nd Jennie Hunsaker, of Buncombe, Johnson County, who died soon after.  He married 3rd on 30 Nov 1898, Emma D. Cruse, of Jonesboro. (See also 12 May 1922, issue.)

 

Infant daughter of Willis Toler died last Tuesday (2 May 1922) of whooping cough and pneumonia, at Carbondale, Jackson County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral at at the home of her grandfather, W. F. Hunsaker.

 

James M. Davis died at home in Anna last Sunday (30 Apr 1922), aged 79 years, 4 months, 26 days, and was buried in Union Cemetery.  His funeral was at Union Schoolhouse near Dongola.  He was born on a farm near Dongola.  He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in his youth.  He married on 31 Aug 1873, Mary E. Carlock.  He left a widow and several children.

 

Mrs. I. G. Thomas died 28 Apr 1922, at home in Anna, aged 67 years, 9 months, 12 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she was a member.  She was born in Golconda and married in 1866 Cyrus Bump.  They had two children, Mrs. Matilda Drummond, of Anna, and Joseph W. Bump, of Los Angeles, Calif.  She lived in Anna since 1882.  She married 2nd in 1887 Mr. Thomas.  She left a husband and six children.

 

12 May 1922:

Mrs. Charles E. Moore died last Sunday (7 May 1922) at home in Anna, aged 30 years, and was buried in Goreville, Johnson County.  She was the daughter of S. Cavitt, of Mt. Pleasant.  She left her parents, husband, and two children.

 

Jewell (Harris) Hayes died last Friday (5 May 1922) in Harvey, and was buried in Owensboro, Ky.  She had been ill since the birth of her son a few weeks ago.  She married William F. Hayes a little over a year ago.  They lived in San Jose, where he was superintendent of schools.  She graduated from Milliken University at Decatur.  She left a husband, infant son, parents, and one brother.

 

19 May 1922:

Takeshi ďJamesĒ Kamegawa died last Friday (12 May 1922) at Hale Sanitarium in Anna, aged over 30 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Ware home.  He was injured in a farm accident on Ware farm near Wolf Lake.  A. H. Frogge found him with his right leg twisted in a corn stalk cutter and Thomas Gettinger helped him take the machine apart to free him and take him home.  Dr. E. V. Hale went with the ambulance to bring him to the hospital where he died with his wife at his bedside.  A coronerís inquest was held.  Mrs. Biki Inourye, his cousin, arrived from Omaha, Neb., to act as interpreter for his wife.  He was born in Japan and came to America when a boy.  He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad and later by Charles Ware, the general manager of the railroad.  He joined the Methodist Church at Omaha, Neb.  He married in June 1920, in Seattle, Wash., Fumi Tamura, of Wakayama, Japan  He left a daughter born 4 Jan 1922, a widow, and a mother and sister in Japan.  (See also 25 Jun 1920, and 6 Jan 1922, issues.)

 

26 May 1922:

William Yeates drowned 17 May 1922, while fishing in Kankakee River.  He was the engineer at the state hospital in Kankakee.  He married May Tripp, of Jonesboro, a sister of Mrs. Paul H. Ellis and Walter J. Tripp.  He left a widow, a son, and a daughter.

 

Charles Mara Miller died last Friday (19 May 1922) aged 2 years, 3 months, 3 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was the son of Henry P. Miller, of Cobden.

 

Hugh Catchings was killed last Monday (22 May 1922) by a freight train a mile south of Balcom.  An inquest was held at Dongola and he was buried at the countyís expense.  He was a Negro from Cyrstal Springs, Miss.

 

Allan Lance died Sunday (21 May 1922) at the Anna hospital of blood poisoning, aged 24 years, and was buried in Pulaski, Pulaski County.  He jumped from a freight car in Anna two weeks ago last Sunday (14 May 1922) and was knocked off by a standpipe north of the Anna depot.  He fell under the wheels and his right leg was cut off.  His leg was amputated below the knee, became infected, and was then amputated near the hip.  He was a brother of Edward Lance, of Pulaski.  (See also 12 May 1922, issue.)

 

2 Jun 1922:

G. T. Anderson died at the home of his daughter in Loogoota, Martin Co., Ind., aged 72 years.  He left three daughters and several grandchildren.  Catharine Stewart, the telephone operator in Cobden, was his daughter.

 

E. N. Dillard died Monday (29 May 1922) in Herrin, Williamson County, aged 75 years, 7 months, 12 days, and was buried in Herrin Cemetery.  He was a brother of James B. Dillard.  He was founder and president of Herrin State Savings Bank.  He left fours sons.  One son, James Dillard, married Beulah Linn, of Jonesboro.

 

Mabel (Brown) Stone died 28 May 1922, aged 28 years, 3 months, 3 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was born 25 Feb 1894, near Jonesboro.  She joined First Baptist Church in Jonesboro in 1912.  She married on 18 Jul 1914, Ford Stone.  She joined Rebekah Lodge in 1917.  She had two children, Mildred Stone, aged 7 years, and Gilbert Stone, aged 4 years.  She also left one sister and one brother.  (See also 23 Jun 1922, issue.)

 

Minnie (Brim) Cash died 25 May 1922, of tuberculosis, aged 22 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  She left her husband, Lee Cash; two stepchildren, a mother, two sisters, and four brothers.

 

George Maxfield died 26 May 1922, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George A. Leird, in Anna, aged 84 years, 7 months, 11 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born in Overton, Tenn., and lived in Anna over 50 years.  He also left another daughter, Mrs. J. N. Wood, of Anna, and a son in Carbondale, Jackson County, and a son in Missouri.

 

9 Jun 1922:

Sister of William J. McDearmon died in Memphis, Tenn., and was buried in Trenton, Tenn.  He went to the funeral and then on to Richmond, Va., for the Confederate reunion.

 

Grandmother of Mrs. Everett W. Dotson, of Jonesboro, died in Owensboro, Ky.

 

16 Jun 1922:

John Miller committed suicide Wednesday (14 Jun 1922) in the basement of his home in Cobden, aged 45 years.  He shot himself in the left breast with a shotgun, which he propped against the wall and sprung the trigger with his foot.  He suffered from melancholia.  His father, A. J. Miller, committed suicide over 20 years ago at Cobden by shooting himself in the head with a pistol.  He left his mother, Mrs. Allie Miller; his wife, brothers, and sisters. 

 

Zachary T. Cook died 10 Jun 1922, at home in Jonesboro, aged 75 years, 4 months, 6 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 4 Feb 1847, in Jackson, Mo., the older son of Alvan and Pauline (Neale) Cook.  His father was an attorney and practiced in the circuit court in Union County before the Civil War.  His father went to California to seek gold in 1859 and died en route in Utah or Nevada.  He was related to Daniel Pope Cook for whom Cook County was named.  At the end of the Civil War the widow lost the land and slaves in Missouri and moved to Jonesboro with her two sons, Zach and Alvan.  She died about 50 years ago in Jonesboro.  Zach learned the printerís trade from his maternal grandfather in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and worked in the Jonesboro Gazette office and at Pana, Cairo, and Murphsyboro.  He married on 26 Mar 1874, Abby Alden, the oldest daughter of Oliver Alden, a merchant in Jonesboro.  He clerked in his father-in-lawís store, taught school, and moved to a farm south of Anna 42 years ago.  He later bought the old Nash place in Jonesboro.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church.  His youngest daughter, Abby Frances Cook, died at home in 1895.  He left a widow, a son, Oliver A. Cook, of Portageville, Mo.; three daughters, Pauline Cook, at home, Alice A. wife of John V. Clark, of Sundance, Wyo., and Gale Neale wife of Don Hunsaker, of Galesburg.   He also left a brother, Alvan Cook, of Jonesboro, one grandson, Oliver Cook; and two granddaughters, Mary Frances Cook and another.

 

23 Jun 1922:

Sidney Walter Knupp died 13 Jun 1922, at home five miles south of Jonesboro, aged 60 years, 4 months, 9 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, which he joined on 21 Nov 1920.  He was born 4 Feb 1862, near Jonesboro, and married on 26 Mar 1885, Mary Lucinda Dillow.  He had eight children, of whom four were living, Mrs. P. E. Eudy, Lulu Knupp, Harry Knupp, and Elvis Knupp.  He also left three brothers and eight grandchildren.

 

Lena Crecelius died Saturday (17 Jun 1922) at Anna State Hospital, aged 58 years, and was buried in Metropolis, Massac County.  She was the wife of Isaac Crecelius, of Vicksburg, Miss.

 

Mother of R. B. Duncan, of Anna, died Monday (19 Jun 1922) in St. Louis.

 

30 Jun 1922:

Daughter of Herbert Dillow died Saturday (24 Jun 1922), aged 4 years, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  She lived four miles south of Jonesboro and got her hand caught in pulley of a hay carrier Thursday (22 Jun 1922).  Her father had gone west for his health and her mother was driving the team when the accident happened.

 

Ellen Frick died last Sunday (25 Jun 1922) at Cobden of heart disease, aged 77 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She was the widow of Henry Frick.  She left two sons, Charles Frick, of Urbana, and Will Frick, of California, and three daughters, Mrs. Claude Rich, Bertha Frick, and Carrie Frick, of Cobden.

 

7 Jul 1922:

Asa D. Twente died last Friday (30 Jun 1922) at home in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 49 years.  He was the county superintendent of schools for Alexander County.

 

Alexander White Sims died 1 Jul 1922, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. M. Hults in Anna, aged 80 years, 5 months, 29 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was a member of Hiawatha Lodge No. 291 of I. O. O. F. and G. A. R.  He was born in Clinton Co., Ind.  His father was born in Scotland and was a cabinet maker.  He enlisted in Co. D, 72nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.  After the war he lived and farmed five years at Frankfort, Ind.  He married on 13 Feb 1868, at Frankfort, Ind., Nancy Lesley, who died in 1902.  He moved to Anna in 1870 and opened a copper shop and later operated a lime kiln before manufacturing fruit packages.  He retired in 1910.  He left two daughters, Mrs. Ben Wiley, of Makanda, and Mrs. Hults.

 

14 Jul 1922:

W. A. Spann died Thursday last week (6 Jul 1922) at home in Vienna, Johnson County, aged 81 years, 9 months, and was buried at Vienna.  He was a lawyer and moved from Jonesboro to Vienna about 50 years ago.

 

Flora Bagman died last Saturday (8 Jul 1922) in Detroit, Mich., aged 50 years.  She was born in Anna, the only daughter of Dr. J. I. Hale.

 

21 Jul 1922:

Carrie Eve Ury was instantly killed 15 Jul 1922, south of Jonesboro when the buggy she was driving was struck by M & O Engine No. 250, aged 23 years, 9 months, 9 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.   Her funeral was at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, which she joined when 18.  She was born 24 Oct 1898, three miles south of Jonesboro, the youngest child of Webb and Sarah Ury, of south of Jonesboro.  She left her parents, two brothers, John C. Ury, of St. Louis, and Grover H. Ury, of Jonesboro, and one sister, Mrs. Effie Kohler, of Jonesboro.

 

Harold Kohler was instantly killed 15 Jul 1922, south of Jonesboro, was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  He was in a buggy driven by his aunt, Carrie Eve Ury.  He was the second son of Albert and Effie (Ury) Kohler.  His father died 7 months and 7 days before him and his oldest brother, John Kohler, died 11 years ago.  He left his mother, two brothers, Glenn Kohler and Victor Kohler, and two sisters, Cleta Ruth Kohler and Sarah Juanita Kohler.

 

Calvin M. Escue died Saturday (15 Jul 1922) of heart trouble, aged 65 years.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

Mrs. J. B. Fierke died 12 Jul 1922, aged 79 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She left a husband, two sons, John Fierke and Fred Fierke, and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Bissett and Mamie Fierke.

 

Mrs. C. E. Hileman died Tuesday last week (11 Jul 1922?) of heart failure and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her body was brought from Moorehouse, Mo., to the home of Mrs. Margaret Walter last week.  She was born 17 Feb 1868, in Union County, the daughter of W. P. Penninger.  She married C. E.  Hileman on 26 Jul 1892.  She left her husband, one son, William Hileman, and one daughter, Mrs. F. W. Sherard, all of Moorehouse, Mo.

 

28 Jul 1922:

William R. Headrick died Thursday last week (20 Jul 1922) in the road at Riffle Hollow, nine miles southwest of Jonesboro, of Brightís disease, aged 39 years, 4 months, 7 days.  He had a brother.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

Sarah Gunter died 21 Jul 1922, at home in Ware, of stomach cancer, aged 67 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 28 Jan 1855.  She married Thomas Elkinson.  They had one child.  She married 2nd Marshall Winchester.  They had four children, Alfred Winchester, Everett Winchester, Rollie Winchester, and Mrs. Esther Robinson.  She married Dr. M. A. Gunter in March 1900.  She joined the Baptist church at age 25 years.  She left her husband, four children, three stepchildren, Henry Gunter, Cora Gunter, Mrs. Julia Fivan; three grandchildren, Charles Elkinson, Sarah Elkinson, and Edna Elkinson; one sister, Mrs. Sam Reed, of Illmo, Mo.  Dr. Gunter was temporarily ill and could not attend the funeral.

 

Daughter of Mrs. Lawrence Basler died Saturday (22 Jul 1922) in bed four miles east of Cobden, aged 2 weeks.

 

4 Aug 1922:

Charles Whitaker died 3 Aug 1922 in Carbondale, Jackson County, where he had gone for appendicitis treatment, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He lived in Jonesboro and was an Odd Fellow.  (See also 11 Aug 1922, issue.)

 

John Frederick Haire died 29 Jul 1922, at the home of his grandfather, Joe Hoss, in Jonesboro, aged 9 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 28 Oct 1921, the only living child of A. L. Haire.  An infant sister and an infant brother preceded him in death.

 

J. A. S. Sadler died 24 Jul 1922, at home in Sikeston, Mo., aged 59 years.  He had lived in Sikeston three years.  He was an Odd Fellow and a member of the Lutheran Church.  He left family in Sikeston and in Union County.

 

11 Aug 1922:

Henry Williford died 4 Aug 1922, at the home of Perry B. Turner, aged 65 years, 10 months, 28 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 6 Sep 1856, the third son of C. H. Williford.  He married on 1 Jun 1881, Emily Lovell and moved to his fatherís farm southwest of Jonesboro.  His wife died 20 Sep 1921, and he sold the farm and went to Florida to spend the winter with his son Robert.  He returned in the spring and lived with an old friend, Perry B. Turner.  He had five children:  Robert J. Williford, of Ozona, Fla., Jennie wife of Clarence Walker, May wife of William Klemens, of Illmo, Mo., Emmett Williford, of Valley Junction, Iowa, and Russell Williford, of somewhere in Texas and could not be reached.  He also left 13 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Frances Willard, of California, and two brothers, Everett Williford, of San Antonio, Texas, and Emmett Williford, of Jonesboro.  Scott Williford and Tommie Williford, children of Everett Williford, were nephews.  Fred Klemens, son of May Klemens,  was a grandson.

 

Daniel C. Morgan died 6 Aug 1922, at home in Anna, of ulceration of stomach, aged 75 years, 3 months, 24 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  He was born near Vienna, Johnson County.  His father died when he was 12.  At age 17 he enlisted in 14th Illinois Cavalry and served during the Civil War.  He was a carpenter.  He married on 27 May 1869, at Vienna, Amanda Rinehart, of Jonesboro.  They lived in Vienna one year and then moved to Jonesboro and to Anna in 1881.  He left a widow, three daughters, one son, 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

 

18 Aug 1922:

Elizabeth Alice Miller died 11 Aug 1922, at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 16 Apr 1844, south of Jonesboro, the oldest daughter of Paul and Hannah Frick.  She married on 5 Sep 1864, in Jonesboro, Davis Wilbern Miller.  They had two children, Herbert Miller died in infancy and Leaette Alice wife of Samuel S. Beaumont.  In 1881 they moved to Chicago and returned to Jonesboro five years ago.  They built a home on Ferry Avenue in the west part of Jonesboro.  He died 24 Apr 1920.  She left a daughter, three grandsons, Miller Beaumont, Baxter Beaumont, and Samuel Beaumont; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Hanners, of Jonesboro, and Helen A. Day, of Santa Barbara, Calif.

 

Joseph Junior Penrod died 12 Aug 1922, aged 1 year, 11 months, 12 days.  His funeral was at Mt. Pisgah Church in Johnson County.  He was the son of Joseph and Carrie Penrod, of Cobden.

 

Dollie Mae Newman committed suicide last Friday (11 Aug 1922), at the home of her father, W. T. Newman, two miles east of Cobden, aged 15 years.  She took carbolic acid, grieving over her motherís death.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

25 Aug 1922:

Lou Kohler died Tuesday (22 Aug 1922) in St. Louis, aged 77 years, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery in Cobden.  He was an old citizen and businessman in Cobden.

 

Nettie Myrtle Hileman died 18 Aug 1922, at the home of her parents near Bethel Church, of tuberculosis, and was buried in the cemetery near Bethel Church.  Her funeral was at Bethel Baptist Church, which she joined five years ago, although she was never baptized.  She was born 25 Jan 1895, in Pope County, the daughter of Elbert and Julia Wiley, who moved to Union County when she was young.  She married on 16 Apr 1922, Claude Hileman.  She left her mother, stepfather, two sisters, two brothers, two half brothers, and one half sister.  A thank you note was published in the paper from her husband, parents, sisters and brother by Claude Hileman, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Baggett, Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Cochran, Mr. and Mrs. Samson Wiley, and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hileman.

 

Lenora Watson died 14 Aug 1922, at home in Anna, aged 27 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She left a husband and a son.

 

Ernest Norris died from a blow on the right side of his head, aged 44 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  His funeral was at Casper Church.  He left a widow and three children.  He was found Monday (21 Aug 1922) on the roadside one and a half miles east of Reynoldsville by Mark Goodpasture and Willis Houseman.  His wagon was loaded with peaches he had bought the day before near Anna and was taking to Cape Girardeau, Mo.  There was a coronerís inquest.  Dan Arnold and Roy ďPennyĒ Dillow were suspected to the murder.  They camped with him the night before.  John Nicolson said he met them at McClure, Alexander County, and crossed the river with them at Cape Girardeau.  When they came back to Illinois they were told of Norrisís death and Arnold said he would be arrested for it.  Arnold and Dillow were arrested and bond was set at $5,000. When the case came to trial in March 1924, Dillow was aged 27 years and Arnold, his father-in-law, was aged 57 years.  (See also 1 Sep 1922, and 28 Mar 1924, issues).

 

1 Sep 1922:

Ellen McNeely died 30 Aug 1922, at home two and a half miles west of Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Lockard Chapel near her home.  She weas a member of the Baptist Church and the Eastern Star Chapter in Jonesboro.  She was born 22 Dec 1860, in Jonesboro.  She married T. M. McNeely on 4 Jul 1880.  They had six children, of whom three died in infancy.  She left three children, John W. McNeely, of Fort Snelling, Minn., Minta wife of Otto Baker, of Harrisburg, Saline County, and Guy McNeely, at home; and one brother, Jeff Bridwell, of Carbondale, Jackson County.  (See also 8 Sep 1922, issue.)

 

George D. Miller died recently at the state hospital, aged 62 years.  His body was sent to Marion, Williamson County.  He had only been at the hospital a short time.

 

Louis A. Kohler died 21 Aug 1922, at home of his son, Fred Kohler, in St. Louis, aged 76 years, 11 months, 21 days, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery.  He was born 1 Sep 1845, in Wyhl, Baden, Germany, and came to America at an early age and settled in Cobden.  He married on Easter Sunday, 1871, Elizabeth Kerzenmacher, a native of Germany.  They had six children, of whom four were living:  William Kohler, Josephine Kohler, Fred Kohler, and Lucy Kohler.  He married 2nd on 14 May 1890, Catherine Vitt.  They had six children:  John Kohler, Charles Kohler, Emma Kohler, Harry Kohler, Louis Kohler, and Florentine Kohler.  He also left one sister, Mrs. Katy Kohler, of Freeport.

 

8 Sep 1922:

Daughter of Florence Brown died last Saturday (2 Sep 1922) west of Jonesboro, aged about 2 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

George D. Brown died 1 Sep 1922, aged 57 years, 11 months, 5 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Lutheran Church.  He was born 26 Sep 1864, the son of George M. Brown.  He married on 8 Dec 1917, Daisy Holshouser, who died 16 Apr 1922.  He was a member of First Lutheran Church of Mill Creek and charter member of Woodman lodge at Mill Creek.  He left one sister, Mrs. J. L. Miller.

 

Eliza A. Hunsaker died 5 Sep 1922, aged 83 years, less 5 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John M. Chase.  She also left a son, Will Hunsaker.  She was the widow of James W. Hunsaker, a prominent Baptist leader.

 

15 Sep 1922:

Cyril Grammer was killed last Sunday (10 Sep 1922) when he fell under a heavy truck driven by James Randles at Wolf Lake.  He was the 10-year-old son of Orville Grammer.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

John J. Porter died Monday (11 Sep 1922) at home five miles west of Mill Creek in Alexander County, of heart trouble, aged 60 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was a member of Jonesboro Masonic lodge for 20 years.  He was born in England and was a sailor.  He had a business in McClure, Alexander County.  He left a widow.

 

22 Sep 1922:

Julius E. Weber died and his funeral was last Saturday (16 Sep 1922) in Cairo, Alexander County.

 

Edward F. Ward died last Saturday (16 Sep 1922) at home on Asylum Avenue in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He had an operation for bowel trouble at Holden Hospital in Carbondale on 1 Jun 1922, and never recovered.  He was born 24 Nov 1870, in Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He was a blacksmith in Murphysboro and East St. Louis, St. Clair County.  He married on 6 Apr 1899, Mrs. Jacobi E. Lewis and lived in Anna.  In 1912 he was appointed superintendent of the city water department.  He left a widow, three brothers, and two sisters.

 

29 Sep 1922:

Fred Teichman died at Cairo, Alexander County, last week, aged about 70 years.  He married Clara Hofmann, of Jonesboro, a sister of Louisa Smith.  She died a year ago.  He was a wealthy manufacturer at Cairo.  He left a son and a daughter.

 

Theophilus E. Bush died 20 Dec 1922, at Glencoe, and was buried at Glencoe.  He was the son of A. D. Bush, of Anna.

 

Melvina Hurston was fatally burned last Wednesday (27 Sep 1922) at home in Elco, Alexander County.  She struck a match in bed to light her pipe and then fell asleep.  She was one of the oldest citizens of Elco.

 

6 Oct 1922:

Ben F. Briggs died 18 Sep 1922, at home in Mayfield, Ky., and was buried at Mayfield.  He used to live in Jonesboro.  He was the brother of Sue Briggs, the wife of W. S. Misenhimer, of Union County, who died a number of years ago and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 27 Aug 1848, in Sumner Co., Tenn., the son of William W. Briggs.  He came with his parents from Tennessee to Jonesboro.  In 1869 he moved to Mayfield, Ky., where he learned the printerís trade and established a newspaper.  He left a widow and a daughter. 

 

Charles H. Nixon died 16 Aug 1922, at home in Fort Worth, Texas, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.  He was born in 1872 in Waterford, Ohio.  He graduated from Cincinnati University in 1892 and engaged in the oil business in Pennsylvania.  He was cashier of German National Bank in Marietta, Ohio, then entered the oil business in Oklahoma and Texas.  In 1897 he was elected district attorney.  At age 27 he became the youngest district judge elected in Texas.  He married on 25 May 1922, Lena Hunsaker, formerly of Union County, now of Fort Worth, Texas.

 

John W. Sweitzer died last Saturday (30 Sep 1922) at home outside of Cobden, aged 34 years, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery.  He was in an auto accident on the new road one and a half miles north of Cobden and died two hours later.  He was driving a new car with Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Rich and son.  His funeral was at the Catholic church.  He was the son of John Sweitzer.  He married Sophia Vitt.  He left a widow and seven children.

 

Olva Parker died a few weeks ago in Tuscon, Ariz.  He was the son of Jesse Parker, who died on a farm near Makanda.  He grew up in Jonesboro and was clerk at the post office about 1880 under Postmaster D. W. Miller and in Anna under Postmaster John B. Miller.  He left soon afterward for Las Vegas, N.M., and settled in Tuscon, Ariz., in 1898.  He was an undertaker.  He was twice elected mayor of Tuscon, was a vestryman in the Episcopal Church, a Mason, Shriner, commander of the Knights Templar, and a member of the Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows lodge, and the Elks lodge.  He left a widow and three daughters.  Monroe Parker, his brother, died 17 Dec 1921, in Dyer, Tenn.

 

William Parker, a younger brother, died September 1922 in Carbondale, Jackson County.  (See also 13 Oct 1922, issue.)

 

13 Oct 1922:

Frank Brasel died 4 Oct 1922, at home in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, of tuberculosis, aged 56 years, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery.  His funeral was at Saratoga.  He used to live in Union County.  He was a brother of J. J. Brasel, of Anna.  He left a widow and two grown daughters.

 

Infant of Ratin West died last Saturday (7 Oct 1922) at home in Kankakee, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  The funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  The parents were former employees at the state hospital in Anna.

 

George Armstrong died 5 Oct 1922.  His funeral was at Kewanee.  He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. C. H. Wiley.  He was a former missionary in China.  He left a widow.

 

Mrs. M. W. King died 2 Sep 1922, at Arkansas City, Ark., aged 71 years.  She used to live in Anna.  She was a sister of Mrs. O. H. Baker, of Anna.

 

20 Oct 1922:

Ruth F. Lance died 14 Oct 1922, at the home of her son, George Rhymer, near Reynoldsville, aged 75 years, 8 months, 6 days, and was buried in Duck Pond Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Reynoldsville.

 

Mary E. Johnson died last Friday (13 Oct 1922) of apoplexy at home two miles east of Anna near Nimmo School, aged 63 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She left two sons and one daughter.

 

Mary E. Rendleman died 14 Oct 1922, at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Hines, in Carbondale, Jackson County, aged 76 years, 1 month, 6 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Anna.  She was born in Rowan County, N.C., the daughter of John Cassel.  Her family came to Union County in 1849 and settled three miles northwest of Anna.  She married on 8 Jan 1866, Jacob Rendleman, who died 14 years ago.  They had four children, J. Marshall Rendleman, of Anna, Walter W. Rendleman, of Carbondale, Jackson County, Mrs. Elizabeth Hines, of Carbondale, and Cora Venable, of Carterville, Williamson County.  She also left eight grandchildren, five half brothers, Jeff Cassel, of Oklahoma, Dan Cassel, of Charleston, Mo., Will Cassel, of Cairo, Alexander County, and Lon Cassell and Ed Casell, of Anna; and three half sisters, Mrs. J. D. Wilson, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Willis Treece, of Anna, Mrs. Nan Smith, of Salem.

 

27 Oct 1922:

Adolphus V. Cook died 24 Oct 1922, at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church.  He was born 28 May 1862, on a farm near Jonesboro, the oldest son of Charles and Mary (Miller) Cook.  As a young man he moved to Texas and returned to Union County and taught school two terms.  He became a barber.  He was city clerk, road district clerk, justice of the peace, a Mason, and member of Modern Woodman of America, Jonesboro Lodge No 241 of I. O. O. F., and Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro.  He married on 16 Feb 1890, Annie Rixleben, daughter of Charles Rixleben, of St. Louis.  He left a widow; four children, Mary wife of B. King, of Springfield, Ruth Cook, of Marion, Williamson County, Charles Cook, and Flora Cook, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Monroe Rinehart, of St. Louis, Flora Cook, of California, Mrs. Eureka DeVaney, of Tennessee, and Estella Smith, of Chicago; and three brothers, Lee Cook, of St. Louis, Barney Cook, of California, and George Cook, of Tennessee.  (See also 17 Nov 1922, issue.)

 

Lizzie C. Benson died 21 Oct 1922, at the home of her son-in-law, Charles Pyron, in Jonesboro, of bronchitis, aged 83 years, 1 month, and 20 days, and was buried in Ava, Jackson County.

 

3 Nov 1922:

Robert A. Smith died last Sunday (29 Oct 1922) at the home of his daughter in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 80 years less a few months, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He used to live in Anna and worked for Anna Lumber Company.

 

C. Jessen died Saturday (28 Oct 1922).  He was born 28 Apr 1844, in Denmark and came to America in 1867 and to Union County in 1877.  He had a saw mill and box factory.  He lived outside of Alto Pass and was a member of the Congregational Church there.  His name was C. Jessen Tvilstedguard, but he changed it to Jessen, his motherís maiden name.  He left two brothers and two sisters.  Mrs. M. E. Spann, of Golconda, Pope County, wrote a tribue to him which appeared in the newspaper.  (See also 17 Nov 1922, issue.)

 

Henry R. Snedeker died Tuesday (31 Oct 1922) in Dixon, Ill., aged 58 years, and was buried in Marshall, Ill.  Melvin Snedeker, of Anna, was his son.

 

10 Nov 1922:

Mrs. S. S. Thompson died Monday (6 Nov 1922), aged 55 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She left a husband, one son, and one daughter.

 

Mrs. George B. Thornton died last Saturday (4 Nov 1922) at home in Lick Creek, aged 61 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  She left a husband, two sons, and two stepdaughters.

 

Lydia Mowery died 7 Nov 1922, aged 71 years, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  She was born in North Carolina, the daughter of John Mowery, who came to Union County and settled on a farm three miles west of Mill Creek when she was 3. She joined the Reformed Church in her youth.  She left one brother, Adam Mowery, and one sister, Fannie Mowery.  (See also 17 Nov 1922, issue.)

 

John Thomas Brown died 5 Nov 1922, at home in Erick, Okla., of pneumonia, and was buried there.  He used to live in Lick Creek and went to Oklahoma 18 years ago.  He had just returned from a visit with friends in Illinois when he became ill.  He was born 21 Feb 1843, near Adamsville, Tenn., and was the last of a family of four brothers and two sisters.  He was converted at age 18 and joined Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a Civil War veteran.  He married on 28 Nov 1865, Susan Tennessee Hanks.  They had one child.  He left a widow, a daughter, Dora wife of Jeff Gallegly, of Erick, Okla., four grandchildren, Clinton Gallegly, Ersie Gallegly, and Glennie Gallegly, of Erick, Okla., and John Gallegly, of Seward, Alaska; and two great-grandchildren, Johnnie Wayne Gallegly and Billy Gallegly, of Erick, Okla.ócopied from Beckham County Democrat, Erick, Okla.  (See also 17 Nov 1922, issue.)

 

Winfield S. Anderson was killed Thursday last week (2 Nov 1922) by an electric cable at South Chicago, and was buried at McLeansboro, Hamilton County.   He was the only son of Dr. C. H. Anderson, of Anna State Hospital.

 

17 Nov 1922:

Barbara (Clemens) Basler died 7 Nov 1922, at home one mile southeast of Cobden.  Her funeral was at St. Josephís Catholic Church, of which she was a member.  She was born 8 Mar 1844, in Prussia, Germany.  She came to America with her parents on the ship America and landed at New Orleans on 8 Feb 1852.  They took a boat to Willardís Landing and then went to Cobden.  She married on 1 Jan 1861, Benjamin Basler, who died 1 Nov 1912.  She had 14 children, of whom nine were living, Benjamin Basler, Joseph Basler, Jacob Basler, Louis Basler, Fred Basler, Lee Basler, Mary Bigler, Anna Northern, of Cobden, and Katherine Waugh, of Wasco, Calif.; one sister, Anna Petsch; 51 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

 

24 Nov 1922:

James Gore died and his funeral was at Tamaroa.  He was a half brother of E. A. Peery.

 

1 Dec 1922:

O. D. Brimm died last Wednesday (22 Nov 1922) at the home of his son, Herschel Brimm, near Cave Springs, after a stroke of paralysis on 17 Nov 1922, aged 74 years.  His funeral was at Casper Church.  He left five children.

 

8 Dec 1922:

Ruddle Bird died recently and was buried Wednesday (6 Dec 1922) at Jackson, Mo.  He was quite old and left children and one brother, Will Bird.  George Barringer, of Jonesboro, was a brother-in-law.

 

Elizabeth Alice Blackford died last Sunday (3 Dec 1922) at home of acute inflammation and ulceration of the stomach, aged 19 years, 4 months, 21 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She became ill last Tuesday (5 Dec 1922) at Sanfordís Company Store, where she was a clerk.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  She was a member of Anna Rebekah Lodge and the Methodist Episcopal Sunday school.  She left her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Blackford; three sisters, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Clark, of Grayville.

 

Lottie (Brown) McKibbon died at Astoria, Ill., and was buried Thanksgiving Day (23 Nov 1922) in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Presbyterian church in Anna.  She was a daughter of Mrs. Mollie Brown, of Anna.

 

John Edwin Lufkin died 6 Dec 1922, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oliver Alden, in Anna, aged 93 years,  and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was his home on Main Street in Anna.  He was born 23 Mar 1830, at New Gloucester, Maine.  His ancestors came to Maine in 1660.  He attended Lewiston Academy and then taught school.  He lived in Ohio two years, and left there for California, but settled in southern Illinois.  He was a railroad builder and roadmaster for the Illinois Central and left the railroad in 1867.  He knew Abraham Lincoln and was initiated into the I. O. O. F. with John A. Logan.  He was in the grocery business in Anna 55 years at West Railroad Street.  His store was destroyed by fire in the 1870s and he rebuilt a brick store.  He retired from business and worked in his fruit orchard.  He married on 25 Dec 1856, at Vandalia, Chloe Atlen Bagg.  His wife died many years ago.  Two children died in infancy and one child died in maturity.  He left four children, Adele wife of A. J. Nisbet, of Long Beach, Calif., John Lukfin, of Grenada, Miss., Emma wife of Peter Auten, of Princeville, Ill., and Virginia wife of Oliver Alden, of Anna.  (See 15 Dec 1922, issue.)

 

Luther Shirley accidentally shot and killed himself Monday (4 Dec 1922) while hunting, aged 27 years.  He lived near Olive Branch, Alexander County.

 

15 Dec 1922:

Mary Isabelle Haire died 5 Dec 1922, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 23 Nov 1921, the daughter of A. L. Haire.  Her brothers and sister preceded her in death.

 

Mrs. E. G. Ferrill died 6 Dec 1922, at home in Carbondale, Jackson County, aged 40 years, and was buried at Equality, Gallatin County.  She used to live in Jonesboro and moved to Carbondale 11 years ago.  She left a husband and two children, Beatrice Ferrill, aged 15 years, and Homer Ferrill, aged 13 years; four brothers, and two sisters.

 

Louise Kron Miller died Monday (11 Dec 1922) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. V. Hale, after a stroke of paralysis, aged 80 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

22 Dec 1922:

Amanda C. Goodman died last Saturday (16 Dec 1922) at home in Anna, after a stroke of apoplexy, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 26 Sep 1836, in Dongola Precinct, the daughter of John C. Peeler.  She married Moses Goodman in 1854 and moved to Anna in 1856.  She left one son, D. W. Goodman, of Anna.

 

29 Dec 1922:

David Wesley Karraker died 21 Dec 1922, at the sanitarium in Battle Creek, Mich.  He was born 12 Feb 1854, on a farm in the Karraker Settlement east of Dongola, the son of the Rev. Jacob Karraker, who was born in 1822 in Union County, and Mary Peeler.  He was the grandson of Daniel Karraker, who came from North Carolina in 1818, and Christian Peeler.  He attended school in Anna taught by W. H. Hubble and then taught school two years.  He attended Kentucky State University at Lexington in the spring of 1874.  He studied law in Jonesboro with John Dougherty and then Jesse Ware.  He was admitted to the bar in June 1878 at Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County.  He was elected secretary of the Union County Fair Association in 1876, Jonesboro city attorney and county superintendent of schools in 1877, stateís attorney in 1880 and 1884, state senator in 1888, and Presidential elector for Grover Cleveland in 1892.  He was elected to the board of trustees of Union Academy of Southern Illinois in 1887 and was president from 1897 to 1901.  He was associated in a law practice with Col. R. R. Townes, with James Lingle from 1890 to 1896, and with Jesse Ware.  He, Dr. W. C. Lence, of Jonesboro, and P. T. Chapman, of Vienna, Johnson County, organized the State Bank of Jonesboro and the National Bank of Anna.  He joined Friendship Baptist Church as a young man, but in June 1897 transferred to First Baptist Church of Jonesboro.  He was a Mason in Jonesboro lodge.  He married on 19 Jun 1881, Cora L. Harreld, only daughter of Cyrus and Amelia Harreld, of Alto Pass  They had eight children.  David Harreld Karraker died aged 30 days, Florence Karraker died aged 5 months, and Mary Agnes Karraker died aged 2 years.  He left his wdow, four sons, Homer J. Karraker, of St. Louis, Edward L. Karraker, R. Wallace Karraker, and Cyrus Karraker, of Jonesboro; one daughter, Frances wife of Clyde D. Harris, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; five grandchildren; two brothers, W. W. Karraker and H. W. Karraker, of Dongola; and one sister, Mary E. Ausbrooks, of Dongola.  (See also 3 Mar 1922, 5 Jan 1923, and 29 Jun 1923, issues.)

 

Soren Christian Jensen died 25 Dec 1922, in Springfield, Sangamon County, of pneumonia, aged 90 years, 6 months, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  He was born 1 Jun 1832, in Denmark and came to America in 1871.  He located at Racine, Wis., and lived in Nebraska before moving to a farm near Jonesboro 30 years ago.  He moved to Jonesboro and lived there till his wifeís death in 1919.  He was a preacher in Denmark, but couldnít speak English well enough to preach in America.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.  He left three sons, Andrew C. Jensen, of Minatare, Neb., P. C. Jensen, of Powderville, Mont., John S. Jensen, of Springfield; two daughters, Mary McClone, of Springfield, and Anna wife of John Byrd of Jonesboro; 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Archibald McNaughton died 23 Dec 1922, at Hale Sanitarium in Anna of heart trouble, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church in Anna.  He was born 6 May 1849, in Scotland.  When he was 12 he learned the tailorís trade.  He came to America with his father and settled in Washington Co., Ohio.  In 1871 he moved to Anna and worked as a journeyman.  In 1873 he opened his own shop.  He worked as a tailor for R. Johnson a number of years.  He married in 1873 in Anna, Anna Craver, the daughter of Levi Craver.  He lived at Rayburn Hotel.   He left a widow, three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Neibauer, Effie Resch, and Edith Graham, all of Dongola.