Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1923

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

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5 Jan 1923:

Maude E. Tweedy died Tuesday (2 Jan 1923) at a hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 35 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.

 

Albert Wayne was shot and killed Tuesday (2 Jan 1923) near Cache, Alexander County, aged 23 years.  He was shot by Albert Stubblefield, who was charged with murder.  Bootlegging was said to be the cause.

 

Herman L. Goodman died at the Anna hospital of consumption, and was buried in Marion, Williamson County.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born in Union County, the son of Henry J. Goodman.  He left a widow, three children, and two brothers, Charles Goodman and John Goodman, of Jonesboro.

 

12 Jan 1923:

Albertus Rixleben died 6 Jan 1923, at home in Jonesboro, aged 44 years, 9 months, 9 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 28 Jul 1878, at St. Louis, the son of Charles A. and Adelia Rixleben.  He came to Jonesboro with his mother, brother, and sister during his childhood.  He was christened in the Catholic Church during his infancy.  He left his mother, Adelia Dougherty; a brother, Charles Rixleben, a barber in St. Louis; one sister, Mrs. Annie Cook, of Jonesboro; and one half brother, Daniel Dougherty, of Rochester, Minn.

 

Sarah (Eddleman) Heilig died 8 Jan 1923, at home near Jonesboro, aged 84 years, 1 month, and 4 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, which she joined in her youth.  She was born 4 Dec 1838, near Dongola.  She married on 18 Feb 1858, Michael N. Heilig.  They had seven children.  After she married, she moved to a farm several miles south of Jonesboro and later moved nearer to town.  She left a husband, three sons, Daniel W. Heilig, of Dewitt, Ark., Oliver M. Heilig, of Mill Creek, and George N. Heilig, of Jonesboro; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Vanamberg and Martha Ellis, of Jonesboro; 15 grandhildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one brother, W. C. Eddleman.

William Bower died Tuesday (9 Jan 1923) at Olney.  He was a brother of George W. Bower, of Anna.

 

19 Jan 1923:

Daisy Lucille McCracken died last Saturday (13 Jan 1923) and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery west of Cobden.  She was the infant daughter of Frank McCracken, of south of Anna.

 

Thomas A. Hammon was run over and killed by a train Saturday (13 Jan 1923) two miles south of Anna and was buried in Johnson County.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He was walking from the home of his brother in Johnson County to the home of his brother in Jonesboro.  His right leg was cut off above the ankle and above the knee.

 

John M. Lansden died Wednesday (17 Jan 1923) at home in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 86 years, and was buried in Villa Ridge Cemetery in Pulaski County.  His funeral was at the Presbyterian church in Cairo.  He was born in Sangamon County, where his parents moved from Tennessee in 1836.  He attended the University of Albany in New York and moved to Cairo in 1866.  He was a lawyer and practiced with his son, David S. Lansden.  He left two sons and four daughters.

 

26 Jan 1923:

Mary J. Culp died yesterday (20 Jan 1923), aged 68 years.  She was born 1 Nov 1855, at Pleasant Ridge, Union County.  She married at age 17 the Rev. Marshall Culp, former pastor of the Baptist church in Jonesboro, and the brother of the Rev. David Culp.  They had three sons, Archon Culp, of New York City, John Culp, of Cairo, Alexander County, and Frederick Culp, of Mound City; and three daughters, Mrs. A. W. Williamson, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Edward Miller, of Mound City, and Mrs. Ernest L. Crain, of Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.  She joined the Baptist Church in her youth.  Ten years ago she bought an electric sign with the words, ďYou must be born again,Ē which hung over the principal street in town, and paid for its operation.  She was the founder of the Baptist church in Mound City, Pulaski County.  Copied from Cairo Bulletin, 21 Jan 1923.

 

Della M. Crocker died 24 Jan 1923, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Charles Corzine, in Jonesboro, of tuberculosis, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Anna.  She was born 26 Sep 1888.  She recently returned from Piasa, Ill.  She was the sister of Robert Crowell, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.

 

Elizabeth Hartman died 22 Jan 1923, at the home of her son, Scott Hartman, north of Anna, aged 84 years, 5 months, 16 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Casper Church.  She was an invalid for four years.  She was born in Union County, the daughter of Alexander and Catherine Trees. She married on 28 Dec 1856, Moses Hartman.  She left three children, Mrs. Fanny Anderson, Mrs. Minnie Hartline, and Scott Hartman.

 

2 Feb 1923:

W. G. Woodward died 9 Aug 1922, at Hale Sanitarium in Anna, aged 40 years, and was buried at county expense.  He was disinterred by Thomas Norris, undertaker, and buried in another part of Jonesboro Cemetery with a headstone.  His family reimbursed the county for the original burial.  The family who attended the services were R. R. Woodward, his father; W. H. Wasson, his brother-in-law, of St. Louis; Mrs. W. B. Lacy, his sister, of Caruthersville, Mo.

 

Henry Briner died yesterday (29 Jan 1923) at the hospital after he was injured the same day in a sawmill accident in Mill Creek, aged 35 years.  He left a widow and six children.  Copied from Cairo Bulletin 30 Jan 1923.

 

9 Feb 1923:

George W. Andrews died last Sunday (4 Feb 1923) at home in Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 80 years, 11 months, 12 days.  He was born in Dayton, Ohio.  He graduated law school at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1865 and the same year moved to Jonesboro, where his brother, Hugh Andrews, had lived several years.  In 1866 he moved to Murphysboro.  He was a Mason.  He left his second wife, one daughter, Mrs. H. O. Ozburn; and one son, Eugene Andrews, all of Murphysboro.

 

16 Feb 1923:

Daniel R. Davie died last Sunday (11 Feb 1923) in a hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., of pneumonia following influenza, aged 18 years.  He was the son of James W. Davie.  He was attending preparatory school in Wayne, Pa.  His mother died some years ago.  He left his father, a brother, a sister, a grandmother, Mrs. Julia Davie; and an uncle, Dr. Joseph Davie, of St. Louis.

 

Ellen (Ferrill) Sumner died 3 Feb 1923, in Alto Pass, aged 81 years, 10 months, 16 days.  She was born near Cobden, one of 11 children.  She was a member of Limestone Baptist Church for 61 years.  She was the widow of Winstead Sumner and had 11 children.  She left eight children, 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

 

Dr. Oscar Whitaker died Monday (12 Feb 1923) at home in West Frankfort, Franklin County, aged about 41 years.  His funeral was in Carbondale, Jackson County.  He was a nephew of S. D. Hurst and Mrs. Lucy Hileman, of Anna.

 

Kate (King) Bohannon died last Saturday (10 Feb 1923) at the home of her son, Frank Bohannon, in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member.  She was born near Lafayette, Ind., and came to Anna with her sister, the late Mrs. R. B. Stinson, and their father, Ebenezer King, over 50 years ago.  She married on 15 Feb 1870, A. D. Bohannon, who died 2 Mar 1922.

 

Mrs. Frank Brown died Tuesday (13 Feb 1923) at her home in Anna, aged 67 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she was a member.  She married C. C. Menees.  She was the mother of Clarence B. Menees, of Waukegan, Alvin T. Menees, of Anna, Mrs. Myra M. Cooper, of St. Charles.  In 1889 she married Frank Brown.  She left a husband and two other children, Hollie R. Brown and Mrs. Nellie V. Sitter.

 

23 Feb 1923:

Juanita Burris died aged 2 years and 3 months and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She fell into a vessel of hot water and was scalded.  She was the daughter of Robert Burris, of McClure, Alexander County.

 

Olivia F. Dishon died 21 Feb 1923, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Moore, aged 83 years and 25 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She had a paralytic stroke the week before.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church of which she was a member.  She was born 26 Jan 1840, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of William Nimmo, who was a half brother of Col. A. J. Nimmo.  She came to Jonesboro with her parents when aged 4 years.  She married in 1856 Gus Dishon.  She had four children, all living:  Mrs. Emma Bigelow, of Steeleville, Otis Dishon, of Wickliffe, Ky., Mrs. Olive Moore and Will Dishon, of Jonesboro.  She married William Frazier, who died at home in McClure, Alexander County.  She returned to Jonesboro and resumed the name Dishon.  She also left 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  (See also16 Feb 1923, issue.)

 

Ed W. Brown died 19 Feb 1923, at home southeast of Anna, of pneumonia, aged 65 years, and was buried in Campground Cemetery.  His funeral was at Campground Church.  He was a farmer and fruit grower.  He left a widow, four daughters, and one son.

 

2 Mar 1923:

Willis A. Reese died 20 Feb 1923, at Denver, Colo.  He was born 9 Dec 1859, near Cobden, the son of J. P. and A. T. (OíDaniel) Reese.  She married on 10 Jun 1883, Thisbie Biggs, a daughter of Jasper Biggs, of near Cobden.  He studied law with Judge Crawford and was admitted to the bar in 1889.  He moved to Durango, Colo., in 1891.  He was a Mason and an Elk.  Two sons died in infancy, Howard Reese and Clarence Reese.  He left a widow, one daughter, Mamie Casey; one granddaughter, one brother, Zeb Reese, of Crystal, N.D.; and two sisters, Mrs. Joe James, of Alto Pass, and Mrs. Lena Miller, of Carbondale, Jackson County.

 

Mrs. John A. Logan died 22 Feb 1923, at home in Washington, D.C., aged 84 years.  She was born in Boone Co., Mo., the daughter of John M. Cunningham.  Her father lived at Shawneetown, Gallatin County, in 1856 when she married John A. Logan, who died in 1886.  She had one son, John A. Logan, Jr., who was killed in the Philippines in 1899 during the Spanish-American War.  She lived in Murphysboro, Benton, Carbondale, and Chicago.

 

Harmon Penninger died 25 Feb 1923, at the home of his mother, Rose Penninger, in Herrin, Williamson County, aged about 21 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  His funeral was at the hall near Lick Creek.  He was the son of the late Guy Penninger, formerly of Lick Creek.  He left his mother, wife, and two brothers, George Penninger, of Anna, and Glenn Penninger, of Detroit, Mich.

 

Mary Juna Hartline died 20 Feb 1923, aged 6 months, 12 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Oscar Hartline.

 

Mrs. Clement S. Hess died 25 Feb 1923, at Anna hospital, aged 68 years, 10 months, 17 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of William Eaves and the sister of M. V. Eaves, deceased.  She left two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Culp and Mrs. T. G. Stokes; one half sister, Mrs. Ruth Baggott, all of Anna.

 

Tullie Anderson died last Thursday (22 Feb 1923) in DuQuoin, Perry County, of influenza and appendicitis, aged 21 years, and was buried in Lyerle Cemetery.  His funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  He was the son of Frank Anderson, of south of Anna.  He left his parents and several brothers and sisters.

 

John C. Goodman died 21 Feb 1923, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ellen F. Linn, in Jonesboro.  He was born 2 Mar 1856, on a farm one mile west of St. Johnís Church in Union County, the son of Moses A. and Clarissa C. Goodman.  He had three brothers and seven sisters, four of whom died in infancy.  His living siblings were Jane formerly Mrs. D. H. Rendleman, Mrs. Elizabeth Biles, Mrs. Ellen F. Linn, Alice Goodman, and Mrs. Dina Propst.  He joined St. Johnís Lutheran Church in his youth.  He married Sarah L. Eddleman, the daughter of Adam N. Eddleman.  About 1888 he moved to Anna.  His children were Frank L. Goodman and Fred J. Goodman, of Centralia, Ollie Goodman, deceased, Mrs. Stella Kelley, of Thebes, Alexander County, Mrs. Eva Stone, of Beardstown, Ill., and William Goodman, deceased.  He married 2nd Florence Shelton.  They had one child, Mrs. Bessie Bethard, of South Bend, Ind.

 

James Miller died 26 Feb 1923, aged 79 years.  He was born 28 Feb 1843.  His grandparents came to Illinois in 1816 and settled on a farm now the site of Springville, six miles south of Jonesboro.  His father moved to a farm near Thebes, Alexander County.  He enlisted in Co. B, 28th Illinois Infantry in 1861 and served three years.  He was in the battles of Fort Henry, Fort Donnelson, Shiloh, and the Siege of Vicksburg.  He was chased by bloodhounds and saved himself by fleeing into the canebrakes.  He married Miss Clutts, who died in 1888.  They had no children.  He married 2nd Mrs. Neatherly, a widow, with two daughters. 

 

9 Mar 1923:

Mary Gibson died last Saturday (3 Mar 1923) on the Sifford farm, of pneumonia, and was buried in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery.  She left a husband, Lewis Gibson, one son, and one daughter.

 

Louise R. Wardner died 21 Feb 1923, at home in Hollister, Calif., aged 90 years.  She was the widow of Dr. Horace G. Gardner, superintendent of Anna hospital from 1878 to 1890.

 

Mrs. G. W. Van Sickle died last Friday (2 Mar 1923) at the home of her daughter in Indianapolis, Ind., and was buried at Martinsville, Ind.  She used to live in Anna.

 

A relative of Mrs. F. K. Kroh, of Anna, died and the funeral was in Pana.

 

Harvey E. Boyd died last Saturday (3 Mar 1923) at a hospital in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, after an appendicitis operation, aged 21 years, 10 months, 22 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was the son of Ernest Boyd, of two and a half miles south of Anna.  He left his parents, two brothers, Earl Boyd and Glenn Boyd,; and two sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Poole and Marie Boyd.

 

Joseph Culp died 4 Mar 1923, at home in Anna.  He was born 30 Oct 1856, in Union County, the youngest of 14 children of Henry Culp.  He married  in March 1882, Mary Jane Eaves.  They had six children.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  He taught school and was a farmer.  He left a widow, two children, Clinton W. Culp, of Port Arthur, Texas, and Watson W. Culp, of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, the Rev. M. Culp, of Port Arthur, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. Rozella Rauch, of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Elizabeth (Brentzer) Kimmel Freeman died 26 Feb 1923, at the Congregational Home for the Aged in Brooklyn, N.Y., aged 91 years, and was buried in New York.  She was born in Pennsylvania in a Quaker family.  She married Henry C. Freeman, who died over 20 years ago in Helena, Mont.  He was a mining engineer and owned a fruit farm in what is now Alto Pass, now owned by C. Jessen heirs.  She was one of 28 charter members of the Congregational church in Alto Pass, organized in 1886.  She lived with her niece in Chicago and then in Cobden.  Three or four years ago she went to the home in Brooklyn.  She would have been 92 years old on 1 Mar 1923.

 

Clarence Columbus Grear died Monday (5 Mar 1923), aged 4 months, 21 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 12 Oct 1922, the son of Clarence F. Grear.

 

16 Mar 1923:

Fredonia Paralee (Henderson) Davis died 1 Mar 1923, in Buffalo, Wyo., aged 75 years, 11 months, 7 days.  She was born 24 Mar 1847, in Union County.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Epsicopal Church in Buffalo, Wyo., where she transferred her membership in 1903.  She married on 11 Sep 1866, Levi L. Davis.  They had eight children, of whom five were living:  Henry Davis, Robert Davis, Mrs. Rose Caveness, Mrs. Olive Cushing, all of Buffalo, Wyo., and A. H. Davis, of Spokane, Wash.  In 1903 she moved to Buffalo, Wyo.  She also left 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Copied from Buffalo Bulletin 8 Mar 1923.

 

Alanson J. Tinsley died 14 Mar 1923, at the home of W. F. Ferrell, west of Jonesboro, aged 78 years, 3 months, 12 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was born 2 Dec 1844, the son of Isaac and Nancy Tinsley, who came to Union County in 1817 and owned a large farm four miles west of Jonesboro. He married on 6 Jul 1869, Lydia Morgan.  They had one son, Thomas Tinsley.  He married Mary Tripp, who died in 1887.  He married 3rd in 1891 Mrs. Martha ďMattieĒ (Corban) Hindman.  They had one child.  He was the uncle of Robert Ferrell, Will Ferrell, Ben Ferrell, and John Ferrell.  He left a widow, of Jonesboro, one daughter, Mrs. Maude Stamps, of Paragould, Ark., and four stepchildren, Mrs. Mrs. R. A. Lingle and S. W. Hindman, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Ora Mafield, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and Mrs. D. R. Harrington, of Parsons, Kan.  (See also 23 Mar 1923, issue.)

 

Sidney Everett Walker died 12 Mar 1923, in a hospital in Denver, Colo., aged 26 years, 5 months, 21 days.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, which he joined at age 17 years.  He was born 19 Sep 1896, the oldest son of H. H. Walker, of Jonesboro.  He graduated from high school in 1915 and entered Brown Business College at Cape Girardeau, Mo.  He entered the railway mail service at Chicago and then entered the grocery business with his father.  He was a Mason.  He left on 5 Jan 1922, for Coeur díAlene, Idaho, for his health.  He was placed in a sanitarium in Denver.  He left his parents, one brother, and one sister.  (See also 23 Mar 1923, issue.)

 

Mrs. Paul Walker died last Saturday (10 Mar 1923) at home in East St. Louis, and was buried in Cape Girardeau, Mo., where she used to live.  She left a husband and three children.  H. H. Walker, of Jonesboro, attended the funeral.

 

23 Mar 1923:

Lon W. Miles died last Saturday (17 Mar 1923) at home in McClure, Alexander County, aged 56 years, and was buried at Delta, Alexander County.  He left a family and used to live at Reynoldsville.

 

Mrs. Herman Matthes died last Saturday (17 Mar 1923) in a St. Louis hospital, aged 51 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Evangelical church in Anna.  Her two children died in infancy.  She left a husband, a father, M. Speck; and a sister, Mrs. Ed. Matthes.  Earl Matthes, of Washington University in St. Louis and Herbert Matthes, of St. Louis, came to attend her funeral.

 

Mrs. N. N. Curtain died Monday (19 Mar 1923) at home in Anna, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  She was born 19 Jul 1858, near Golconda, Pope County, the daughter of William and Mary Elliott.  She came to Union County with her parents in 1870.  She married in 1880 W. J. Forehand, who died in 1893.  They had six children, of whom three were living.  She married on 21 Apr 1895, Mr. Curtain.  They had two children, Mrs. Cora E. Donaldson, of Anna, and John Curtain, of Christopher.

 

Susan Sifford died 18 Mar 1923, at home in Anna, aged 80 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  She was born 8 Nov 1842, the third child of seven sons and three daughters born to Henry and Eliza Casper, who lived near Cobden.  She married on 18 Apr 1861, Daniel Sifford, who died 18 years ago.  She left two sisters, Mrs. Mary J. Childers, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, and Isabel Casper, of Anna; seven children, Mrs. W. M. Eddleman, T. P. Sifford, Henry C. Sifford, Elizabeth Sifford, and Mrs. Henry Bruchhauser, of Anna, Dr. W. R. Sifford, of Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. John Lufkin, of Grenada, Miss.; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

30 Mar 1923:

Isabelle Thornton died Monday (26 Mar 1923).  She was the mother of Mrs. O. T. Hood, of Elgin.

 

Mrs. James T. Moreland died Sunday (25 Mar 1923), aged 65 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She left a husband and a son.  W. H. Moreland, of Metropolis, Massac County,  was her brother-in-law.

 

J. D. Watson died 15 Feb 1923, in Anna.  Rolla Watson, of Bavero, Colo., and C. F. Watson were brothers.

 

Dr. W. H. Beatty died Wednesday (28 Mar 1923) at Anna State Hospital, and was buried at Red Bud.  He left a daughter, Mrs. Jessie (Beatty) Thomas.

 

T. T. Turner died Saturday (24 Mar 1923) and was buried at Mount Vernon, Jefferson County.  He was an Illinois Central agent at Pulaski.  He was a brother-in-law of Rad Burnett, of Ana.

 

6 Apr 1923:

John H. Collins died Monday (2 Apr 1923) of stomach affection.  His funeral was at Alto Pass.  He was an uncle of W. Everett Lemons.  He left a widow and one daughter.

 

13 Apr 1923:

A.J. Rauch died 30 Mar 1923, at home at 146 E. 62nd St., Los Angeles, Calif.  He was struck by a hit and run driver Thursday (29 Mar 1923) in a dealerís automobile while boarding a street car.  He was taken home by a man who picked him up on South Park Avenue.  He was a brother of Mrs. L. E. Sanders, of Jonesboro.  He used to live in Jonesboro and moved to California years ago.  He left a family.

 

D. W. Goodman died 5 Apr 1923, at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church.  He was born 8 Jan 1855, near Dongola, the son of Moses and Amanda Goodman.  He married on 6 Sep 1881, Addie B. Finch.  He was in business in Anna and in Herrin, Williamson County.  He left a widow and two sons, Robert Goodman and Howard Goodman, of Herrin.

 

Nicholas N. Curtain died 6 Apr 1923, at home in Anna, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Maryís Catholic Church.  He was born 23 Nov 1852, in Chester, Randolph County.  He moved to Anna about 35 years ago.  He was a painter and paper hanger.  His wife died on 19 Mar 1923.  He left two children, Cora Curtain, of Caruthersville, Mo., and John Curtain, of Christopher. 

 

20 Apr 1923:

Mrs. James T. Lokey died Wednesday (18 Apr 1923) at the home of her father-in-law, Isaac Choate, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Christian church.  She left a husband, her parents, five children, one sister, and two brothers.

 

27 Apr 1923:

James W. Glasco died Tuesday (24 Apr 1923) at home in the south part of Jonesboro, of tuberculosis, aged 28 years, and was buried in Keller Cemetery east of Anna.  His funeral was at Bethel Church.  He had lived in Jonesboro about six months.  He was an ex-serviceman and received a pension of $100 a month.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Cobden.  He left a widow and two small children.

 

Adelia Dougherty died 20 Apr 1923, in Jonesboro, aged 65 years, 10 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She fell the second week of April 1923 and broke her leg.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Anna, of which she was a member.  She was born 20 Jun 1852, in County Cork, Ireland, the daughter of Daniel and Mary Berry.  She came to America at age 7 and lived in Jonesboro 40 years.  She was a member of the Jonesboro Rebekah Lodge No. 556.  Two sons preceded her in death, one in infancy and Albert Rixleben died the past winter.  She left three children, Charles Rixleben and Anna Cook, of St. Louis, and Dan Dougherty, of Rochester, Minn. (See also 20 Apr 1923, and 4 May 1923, issue.)

 

Erastmus H. ďRadĒ Crawford died Tuesday (24 Apr 1923) at the hospital, aged 52 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was thrown from a motor car on the M & O Railroad Monday (23 Apr 1923) at the crossing at North Main Street.  There was a coronerís inquest.  His funeral was at the Christian church.  He worked with the Jonesboro section crew for six years.  He left a widow, who was recently sent to Anna State Hospital, and six children.  Only his youngest son, Rad Crawford, lived with him.

 

Clara Slankard Nickerson died 16 Mar 1923, at Banks, Ore.  She married Elijah Slankard, formerly of Anna.  She left Anna 10 years ago.  She was a sister of A. J. West, of north of Anna.

 

Everett Dillow died last Friday (20 Apr 1923) at the home of his father-in-law, Joseph Harper, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the son of Charles Dillow, of St. Louis, and used to livbed in Jonesboro.   He left a widow, one daughter, four sisters, and two brothers.

 

Mrs. A. S. Roberts died last Friday (20 Apr 1923).  Her funeral was at Carbondale, Jackson County.  She conducted Roberts Hotel in Carbondale for many years. 

4 May 1923:

Margaret L. Brown died last Sunday (29 Apr 1923) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer J. Karraker, in Webster Groves, Mo., and was buried in Thebes Cemetery, Alexander County.  She was the widow of B. F. Brown, a merchant and vice president of First Bank of Thebes, who died nine years ago.

 

Rella May Vaughn died last Thursday (26 Apr 1923) at the home of her parents in Anna, aged 7 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Christian church.  She was the daughter of Charles Vaughn.

 

11 May 1923:

Francis M. Sitter died Monday (7 May 1923) in his room at Anna Hotel of heart failure.  His funeral was at the home of his son, Ralph Sitter.  He was born 30 Nov 1859, in Union County, the son of Solomon H. and Hannah Sitter.  He married in 1880 and his wife died in 1916.  He was a member of Saratoga Methodist Church. There was a coronerís inquest.  He left two sons, L. Oard Sitter and Ralph H. Sitter, and one brother, George W. Sitter, of Texas.

 

Mrs. Andrew J. Bizzel died Monday (7 May 1923) at home in Anna, aged 70 years, 10 months, 11 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She left a husband and five children, all of Anna.

 

Ruth H. (Casey) Boren died Wednesday (9 May 1923) at home in Anna, aged 79 years, 7 months, 25 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Christian church.  She was born near Cobden and married in 1859 Louis W. Boren, who died in 1893.  She left seven children.  Two of her children, Logan M. Boren and Lawrence Boren, lived in Anna.

 

18 May 1923:

Amanda Hollingsworth died in Kiameth Falls, Ore., aged 86 years, and was buried at Mt. Vernon, Ind.  She was the stepmother of Mrs. N. Gregory, of Jonesboro.

 

Sarah Jane (Randall) Freeze died 14 May 1923, aged 72 years, 3 months, 9 days, and was buried in Hall Cemetery near Lick Creek.  Her funeral was at the Methodist church where she was a member.  She married in 1872 John H. Freeze.  She left her husband, one daughter, Adah M. wife of Henry Hock, of Valparaiso, Ind.; one sister, and two brothers of Los Angeles, Calif.  (See also 25 May 1923, issue.)

 

25 May 1923:

Hiram Etherton was found dead last Tuesday (22 May 1923) in the cistern at his home in Williamson County, just across the Union County line, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  He left a widow and five grown children.

 

James Thomas Menees died 16 May 1923, at home east of Anna, of leakage of the heart, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was born 25 Sep 1851, in Kentucky.  He was a farmer and member of Camp Ground Church.  He left a widow and two sons.

 

Olive May Penninger died last Thursday (17 May 1923) at Anna State Hospital after an operation for appendicitis, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 27 Mar 1866, in Anna, the daughter of John and Mary C. Toler.  She married G. T. Penninger.  She left her husband, one son, Clarence Penninger, of Herrin, Williamson County; two stepchildren, Mollie Penninger, of Anna, and Walter Penninger, of Tamms, Alexander County; two grandchildren, and two brothers, H. W. Toler, of Metropolis, Massac County, and Ellis Toler, of Menlo, Iowa.

 

Sarah Knight died last Sunday (20 May 1923) near Mill Creek, aged 52 years, 9 months, 5 days, and was buried in Vick Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church in Mill Creek.  She left her husband and two sons.

 

1 Jun 1923:

Harry Gammon, aged 35 years, Cletes Gammon, aged 27 years, Dave Hamilton, aged 31 years, all of Thebes, Alexander County, Lawrence Ginter, aged 23 years, of White Water, Mo., and Wade Griggs, 23, of Fayville, Alexander County, were instantly killed in an explosion at Hercules Powder Company plant.

 

Thomas W. Hill died and his funeral was Saturday (26 May 1923) at Marion, Williamson County.  He was the father-in-law of A. J. Daugherty.

 

Daughter of Earl and Katie (Mattheis) Steininger died, aged 3 years, and was buried Friday (25 May 1923) in Anna Cemetery.  She was from Kankakee and the granddaughter of G. Mattheis, deceased.

 

Margaret E. Ussery died 30 May 1923, at home in Anna, aged 80 years, 10 months, 24 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born in Pulaski County, the youngest of 11 children of John and Elizabeth Sowers.  All of her brothers and sisters were deceased.  She married in 1861 Henry Brockman, who died shortly after.  She married on 20 Dec 1876, Martin V. Ussery, who died 4 Jan 1916.  She left one daughter, Mrs. Agnes Ragsdale, of Anna, and one stepson, Dr. W. C. Ussery, of Paris, Ky.

 

Beatrice Sanford, a male African American, was knocked off the train car by a standpipe at Anna.  He was from Tipton, Tenn., and left a father there.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

8 Jun 1923:

Raymond McKane died Tuesday (5 Jun 1923) at the home of his mother in Anna, aged 10 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was the son of Clyde McKane.

 

William Johnson was killed Tuesday (5 Jun 1923) in Cobden trying to board a freight train and was run over by 15 cars, aged 25 years.  He was from Rockford, Ill.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He was a Swede and a painter.  He was with a man named Elnar Stomsted or Stromberg.

 

Robert Jackson died when he fell head first into a five-gallon lard bucket and drowned, aged 1 year.  He was the son of James Jackson, of one mile south of Thebes, Alexander County.

 

15 Jun 1923:

Son of Bert Moody died last Sunday (10 Jun 1923) near Wolf Lake, aged 7 weeks.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

Esther Jewell Treece, aged 2 years, and Howard Earl Lewis, aged 2 Ĺ years, were struck by a freight train near Balcom and killed last Saturday (9 Jun 1923).  She was the daughter of Walter Treece.  He was the son of Levi Lewis.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

Francis ďBudĒ Settlemoir died at home in Christopher and was buried in Carbondale, Jackson County.  He used to live in Anna.

 

Phoebe Elizabeth Wade died 7 Jun 1923, at Tacoma, Wash., aged 75 years.  She left a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Benedict, three sons, and two brothers, J. C. Willoughby, of Smithland, Iowa, and W. H. Willoughby, of Anna.

 

22 Jun 1923:

Judge W. C. Cracraft was buried Sunday (17 Jun 1923) at Jackson, Mo.

 

George M. Black died 12 Jun 1923, at home near Cobden, of infirmities of old age, aged 81 years, 5 months, 12 days, and was buried in Limestone Cemetery.  He was born 1 Jan 1842, in Shelbyville, Tenn.  He came to Illinois in 1863.  He married in 1864 at Cobden, Mary Vancil, who died in 1875.  They had two children, Albert Black, who died in infancy, and Mrs. W. L. Anderson, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County.  He married in March 1877, at Cobden, Harriet Lamer.  They had six children.  His wife and three children, Walter F. Black, Claudia Black, and Mrs. F. O. Green, preceded him in death.  He also left three other children, Mrs. Mellor Parmly, George S. Black, and Robert Black, two sisters, and 20 grandchildren.

 

29 Jun 1923:

Annie Rinehart died 27 Jun 1923, at the home of her niece, Mrs. George Jenkins, near St. Johnís Church, aged 83 years, 8 months, 17 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  She was born in Union County and was a member of St. Johnís Church.  Mrs. E. A. Keller was also a niece.  She left a brother, W. M. Rinehart, of St. Louis.

 

Richard M. Nimmo died 24 Jun 1923, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. C. Poole, in Anna, aged 68 years, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.  His funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  He was born in Union County.  He left five daughters and two sons.

 

Isaac Choate died at home in Anna, aged 72 years, 5 months, 24 days, and was buried in a local cemetery.  His funeral was at the Christian church.  He was born near Golconda, Pope County, and lived in Anna since 1872.  He left a widow, two sons, one daughter, 21 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 

6 Jul 1923:

William Wallace Kemper died 2 Jul 1923, at home in Ullin, Pulaski County, aged 55 years, 6 months, 27 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Ullin.  He became ill while preaching his Sunday sermon at the Methodist Episcopal church in Ullin.  His last words were, ďTake care of my Bible.Ē  He was born near Rockport, Harrison Co., Ind., the fifth of eight children of Francis Marion and Caroline Matilda Kemper.  He had four brothers, three sisters, and one half sister.  He was orphaned at age 6 and at age 11 was pushed off the school steps and left a cripple for life.  He used crutches until 18 and then used a cane.  At age 21 he bought his fourth reader and went to school.  He was given a 1st grade teacher certificate in Kentucky when 25.  He attended Danville University in Danville, Ind.  He was converted at age 18 and licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church South 26 years ago at Carrsville, Ky.  He transferred to the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Southern Illinois Conference 19 years ago.  He was pastor of the Jonesboro Methodist Episcopal Church for two years several years ago. He married Laura Florence Hall.  They had five children, John Kemper, Marion Kemper, Della Kemper, Ralph Kemper, and Matilda Kemper, who died in infancy.  He also left a grandson, four brothers, and one sister.  The widow lived in Elco after his death.  (See also 20 Jul 1923, and 26 Oct 1923, issues.)

 

Mrs. Mabel Anderson died 22 Jun 1923, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She was born 25 Mar 1886, in Cobden, the daughter of Willis M. and Laura O. Mangold.  She married on 19 Sep 1905, Benjamin Franklin Anderson.  She left her husband, one son, John Willis Anderson; one daughter, Dolores Irene Anderson; her mother, two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Thilenius, of St. Louis, and Lulu Mangold, of Cincinnati; and six brothers, Albert Mangold, Oliver Mangold, and Roy Mangold, of Cincinnati, William A. Mangold and Willis E. Mangold, of Cobden, and Robert P. Mangold, of Depew, Okla.

 

13 Jul 1923:

Minnie (Wallace) Reemes died Tuesday (10 Jul 1923) at home on Warren St., in Anna, of stomach cancer, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, of which she was a member.  She was born 18 Jan 1872, in Mound City, Pulaski County.  She married on 14 Feb 1910, Henry Reemes, who died 28 Apr 1918.

 

Beulah Belle (Hileman) Smick died 3 Jul 1923, at home two and a half miles east of Reynoldsville, of tuberculosis, aged 26 years, 9 months, 21 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Reynoldsville Baptist Church, of which she was a member.  She was born 24 Sep 1896, the daughter of George and Dora Hileman.  She married Commer Smick on 21 Dec 1913.  She left three children, Roy Franklin Smick, Violet Irene Smick, and Everett Eugene Smick; her father, two sisters, Mrs. Francis Coffman, of Jonesboro, and Edna Hileman; and one brother, Adam Hileman.

 

20 Jul 1923:

Samuel Cavender died 10 Jul 1923, at Redlands, Calif., aged 49 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His body was taken to his widowís sister, Mrs. Nancy Turner.  He was an electrician at Anna State Hospital 20 years ago.  In 1912 he joined the Masonic lodge in Malvern, Ark.  He left relatives in Alexander County.

 

W. E. Harreld died Tuesday (17 Jul 1923) at home in Alto Pass, of apoplexy, aged 60 years.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He was a merchant in Alto Pass.  He left a widow, four children, and one sister, Mrs. D. W. Karraker, of Jonesboro.

 

W. A. Montgomery died at Breckinridge, Texas, and was buried at Mound City, Pulaski County.  He used to be the undertaker in Mound City.  He married Annie Grear, the only daughter of the late Harry Grear, of Jonesboro.  She died a number of years ago and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Mary L. Eaves died recently at home in Humboldt, Tenn., aged 82 years.  She used to live in Anna.  Mrs. C. J. Perry and Mrs. Reola Davis, of Anna, were daughters.

 

27 Jul 1923:

Anna Marie (Gattinger) Grieb died last Saturday (21 Jul 1923) and was buried in Grieb Cemetery.  She fell five weeks earlier against a stove and hurt herself.  Her funeral was at the Kornthal Church, of which she was the oldest member and the last surviving charter member.  She was born 26 Jan 1833, in Staffeltsberg, Austria, and was baptized 27 Jan 1833 at the Lutheran church at Ruzenmoos, Austria.  She came to America in 1852.  She married John Haberfeldner, who died in 1857, aged 27 years.  They had two sons who died in infancy.  She married in 1868, J. Michael Grieb, who died 15 Jan 1901.  They had one daughter, Mrs. Anna Marie Ditter, and three sons, Henry Grieb, Charles F. Grieb, and Ernest Grieb, who died 18 Mar 1897, aged 22 years.  She also left one sister, Mrs. Joseph Soergel, of Dallas, Texas, aged 83 years.

 

Lucy Ann Rader died 15 Jul 1923, at home north of Cobden, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She left five sons, three living in Union County, and two daughters.

 

Mildred Davis died last Thursday (19 Jul 1923) of typhoid fever, aged 14 years, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery northeast of Anna.  She was the daughter of William Davis, of Green Street in Anna.

 

3 Aug 1923:

The body of  Negro was found on the railroad tracks one mile south of Balcom.  His legs were cut off below the knee.  There was a coronerís inquest. 

Dennie M. (Leyerle) Wiggs died 31 Jul 1923, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was struck by an automobile driven by Gertrude Lokey, aged 14 years.  Mrs. Aaron Hart was also in the car.  She had just left the street car on her way to visit Mrs. Nellie Williford at the home of M. V. Powell.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was born 7 Mar 1865, the daughter of Daniel W. Leyerle. She married on 20 Apr 1904, M. J. Wiggs.  She joined Big Creek Baptist Church in November 1890 and in 1908 transferred with her husband to First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  She left a husband, one sister, Alice Brooks; three brothers, J. W. Leyerle, J. L. Leyerle, and D. L. Leyerle

 

Infant son of Roy Brim died 23 Jul 1923.

 

17 Aug 1923:

Lou F. Willoughby died 11 Aug 1923, at the home of her son, William Willoughby, in Douglas, Ariz, aged 69 years, 4 months, 4 days, and was buried beside her husband, P. C. Willoughby, at Lamar, Colo.  She was born in Mississippi, one of 14 children of E. T. and M. E. Carlile.  She came to Anna in 1863.  She married on 5 Aug 1869.  She left three sons, Earl Willoughby, of Lamar, Colo., Will Willoughby, of Douglas, Ariz., and Ford Willoughby, of Valparaiso, Ind.; and one brother, Ben C. Carlile, of Anna.

 

24 Aug 1923:

Isabella Alice Casper died 19 Aug 1923, at the home of her niece, Elizabeth Sifford, where she had lived 30 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born near Cobden, the daughter of Henry and Eliza Casper.  She left one sister, Mary Childers, of Murphysboro, Jackson County.

 

Mrs. Frank Baggott died Saturday (18 Aug 1923).

 

31 Aug 1923:

Mattie Elizabeth Mercer died 26 Aug 1923, at the home of her brother, John Freeman, in Jonesboro, aged 74 years, 1 month, 3 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born in Union County, one of six children of Thomas and Julia (Skelton) Freeman.  She married about 1869 James M. Black, of Jonesboro.  She moved to St. Louis, where he died in 1878.  They had two children, both deceased.  She married Mercer, of Quincy, Adams County, and lived there until his death.  In 1915 she moved in with her brother in Jonesboro.  She joined the Baptist Church in 1869.

 

Iline Kimbro died Saturday (25 Aug 1923) of typhoid dever, aged 2 years, 5 months, 23 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Clifton Kimbro.

 

Mrs. Jasper N. Toler died 21 Aug 1923, at her home in San Francisco, Calif.  She used to work at Anna State Hospital.

 

7 Sep 1923:

Esther Susan (Bouton) Tibbetts died 5 Sep 1923, at home in Jonesboro, of hemorrhage caused by an ulcerated limb, aged 63 years, 6 months, 20 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 15 Feb 1860, in Jackson, Mich., the daughter of Thomas F. and Sarah (Cady) Bourton.  In 1866 her father purchased the Jonesboro Gazette and they moved here.  She was educated at St. Maryís in Notre Dame, Ind.  She married on 1 Jun 1881, Albert S. Tibbets.  They had four daughters and two sons.  Three daughters died in womanhood.  She left one daughter, Jennie wife of N. R. Cluster, of Gary, Ind.; two sons, John A. Tibbets and Thomas B. Tibbets; a husband, three grandsons, one granddaughter, and one brother, Thomas J. Bouton, of Billings, Mont.  (See also 14 Sep 1923, issue.)

 

Sarah Elizabeth Lemons died 6 Sep 1923, at the home of her son, W. Everett Lemons, in Jonesboro, aged 80 years, 8 months, 11 days.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.  She was born 25 Dec 1842, on a farm one mile west of Alto Pass.  She married on 8 Jan 1858, Lewis B. Reeves, who survives.  They had four children, America Reeves, Napoleon Reeves, Luella Reeves, and Ella Reeves.  She married in 1866, John Lafayette Lemons.  They had six children, Edwin Lemons, deceased, John Edgar Lemons, Martha Emily wife of Charles Stroud, Florence Kissiah Lemons, deceased, Libbie Lemons, deceased, and William Everett Lemons.  She joined the Baptist Church at Alto Pass and in April 1911, when she moved to Jonesboro, she joined First Baptist Church.  (See also 14 Sep 1923, issue.)

 

Edith Knupp died 6 Sep 1923, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mike Cleary, in Jonesboro, aged 72 years, 2 months, 19 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Pentecostal church.  She was the widow of Samuel Knupp

 

Anna E. McLane Brown died 26 Aug 1923, at Esbon, Kan., aged nearly 80 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  J. P. Brown was her son.

 

14 Sep 1923:

Ralph S. Spann accidentally shot himself and died 11 Sep 1923, at the foot of the stairs at the home of Robert H. Alden, where he was visiting, aged 37 years, and was buried in Lampassas, Texas.  He was planning on taking a train to Indianapolis, Ind., on business the next morning.  He set his baggage outside the door and went back in the house to get his Smith & Wesson revolver, which fired and hit him in the breast.  There was a coronerís inquest.  His funeral was at the home of J. H. Cauthen.  He was born 12 Nov 1886, in Alto Pass, the son of James Lafayette Spann.  He graduated from Alto Pass High School and then attended Union Academy in Anna for three years.  He taught in rural schools and studied law with James Lingle in Jonesboro.  He attended law school at Texas University and was admitted to the bar.  He practiced with his brother, Floyd Spann, in Temple, Texas, and left to become judge of the 27th Judicial District.  In 1918 he moved to Lordsburg, N.M., and was involved in mining interests with his father-in-law.  Last fall he moved to El Paso, Texas.  He was a Mason, an Elk at Silver City, N.M., and a Knight of Pythias at Lordsburg, N.M.  He joined the Congregational church at Alto Pass.  He married on 7 Aug 1917, in Lapassas, Texas, Mary Ruth Cauthen. He left a son, James Hamilton Spann, aged about 5 years; a mother, Mary E. Spann, of Golconda, Pope County; two sisters, Mrs. G. Raymond Wallace, of Golconda, and Mrs. Willard W. Roland (or Rolens), of Yakima, Wash.; and one brother, Floyd Spann, a lawyer in New York.  (See also 21 Sep 1923, issue.)

 

21 Sep 1923:

Edward Dean West died last week in Murphysboro, Jackson County, of appendicitis, aged 52 years.  He worked at Rixlebenís Pharmacy eight or 10 years ago and owned his own drug store in Murphysboro.  He left a widow and a little son.

 

Mary Rinehart died 18 Sep 1923, at Anna State Hospital, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of E. A. Keller in Jonesboro.  She was born 3 Jan 1845.  She left a brother,           Monroe Rinehart, of St. Louis.

 

Harrison J. Sitter died Monday (17 Sep 1923) at the home of Charles Machleith near Ware, of cerebral hemorrhage, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He was born 8 Aug 1865, the son of Isaac Sitter.  He married on 16 Sep 1894, Nettie Goodman.  One child died aged 2 years.  He wife died later.  He was a school teacher 25 years.  He left two brothers.

 

Narcissa E. Dillard died 16 Sep 1923, at home in Jonesboro, aged 61 years, 6 months, 15 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.  She was born near Makanda, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Noel.  She married on 3 Mar 1878, James B. Dillard.  They had five children, Rolla Dillard, deceased; Myrtle wife of Elmer Sinclair, of East Carondolet, Ill.; Cora Baptie, of Iowa; Delphia wife of Samuel Littlejohn; and Noel Dillard, at home.  She also left 13 grandchilren and two brothers, Frank Noel and John Noel, of Makanda.

 

Julia Matthes died Tuesday (18 Sep 1923), aged 84 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Evangelical church.  She was born in Germany and came to America in 1849.  She married in 1857 John Matthes, who died in 1894.  Her children were Ed Matthes, Herman Matthes, and Mrs. L. D. Grisham, all of Anna.

 

F. M. Parr died Tuesday (18 Sep 1923) at St. Maryís Hospital in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, after an operation for appendicitis, and was buried in Trenton, Tenn.  He lived in Anna two years and was a railroad detective in St. Louis.  His widow was a sister of Mrs. M. M. Davis, of Anna.  He also left two sons.

 

28 Sep 1923:

Monroe Cooper died Wednesday (26 Sep 1923) in Wetaug, Pulaski County, aged 78 years, and was buried at Wetaug.  He moved from Jonesboro to Wetaug about three months ago.

 

5 Oct 1923:

James Finley Graham died 1 Oct 1923, at home six miles west of Jonesboro, of heart weakness, aged 70 years, 2 months, 13 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.  He left a widow, sons, and daughters.  His widow received $2,000 life insurance payment from Modern Woodman of America (9 Nov 1923, issue).

 

12 Oct 1923:

George J. Becker died last Sunday (7 Oct 1923) after he was runover by a hit and run driver in Cairo, Alexander County.  He lived in Cairo.

 

D. B. Parkinson died 8 Oct 1923, at home in Carbondale, Jackson County, aged 78 years.  He was a professor.

 

Mrs. John V. Cerney died 4 Oct 1923, at home in Tamms, Alexander County, and was buried at Cobden.  She left a husband, three sons, and one daughter.

 

19 Oct 1923:

Five died in Pana recently from the effects of white mule. 

26 Oct 1923:

Ellen Colp died Thursday last week (18 Oct 1923), aged 84 years, and was buried at Blairsville.  Her first and second husbands were dead.  She left three sons, Charles Sausom, William Sausom, and Henry Sausom, all of Jonesboro.

 

Clyde Phillips died in an automobile accident, aged 16 years.  He lived in Carterville, Williamson County, and was the nephew of Mrs. James S. Mullins, of Anna.

 

Catherine Hileman died 22 Oct 1923, aged 83 years, 4 months, 15 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born near Jonesboro, one of 11 children of James and Elizabeth (Rhodes) Morgan.  She also had 11 half brothers and half sisters.  She married on 13 Dec 1860, George W. Simmerman.  She married on 26 Aug 1867, John Hileman.

 

Louis N. Kohler committed suicide Tuesday (23 Oct 1923) at home in Anna by drinking carbolic acid, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

Gerald Lingle died last Sunday (21 Oct 1923) in a hospital at Pine Bluff, Ark., after an operation for appendicitis, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist church.  He was born 11 Jan 1886, in Union County, the son of L. T. Lingle, of near Dongola.  He lived at Stuttgardt, Ark.  He left his parents, a widow, four children, three brothers, and two sisters.

 

James Wescott Fuller died Tuesday (23 Oct 1923) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. J. Hileman, in the west part of Anna, of stroke of paralysis, aged 91 years, 8 months, 17 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Presbyterian church.  He was born in Cayuga Co., N.Y., and moved to Jefferson County with his parents in 1843.  In 1852 he came to Anna and worked 18 years as a track layer on the railroad.  He was a carpenter, but devoted his later years to farming.  He left one daughter and one son, James L. Fuller.

 

2 Nov 1923:

L. D. ďDowĒ Massey died in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was employed at Anna State Hospital in the 1880s.  His wife was buried in Anna 20 years ago.  He left one brother, Tolbert Massey, of St. Louis, one son, and one daughter.

 

Ed Cook died Saturday (27 Oct 1923) at St. Maryís Infirmary, Cairo, Alexander County.  He was a brother of L. H. Cook and William Cook, of Anna.

 

Tennie Sitter died 26 Oct 1923, of apoplexy, aged 57 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She became ill while walking with her husband, Will Sitter, on East Davie Street in Anna.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She lived five miles east of Anna.  She left a husband and one son.

 

16 Nov 1923:

Douglas D. Hacker died 8 Nov 1923, at St. Maryís Hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, of bladder and kidney trouble.  He was born 28 Mar 1862, the son of Henry S. and Nancy (Dishon) Hacker, of Jonesboro.  He married on 25 Jan 1891, Emma Dougherty. He was a member of First Methodist Episcopal Church and Jonesboro Lodge No. 241 of I. O. O. F.  He left a widow, one son, Harry E. Hacker, of Battle Creek, Mich.; one daughter, Nancy B. Hacker, of Jonesboro; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Kelley and Mrs. W. L. Wiggins; and two brothers, W. A. Hacker, of Anna, and Daniel D. Hacker, of Atlanta, Ga.

 

Martin V. Ussery Ragsdale died Friday (9 Nov 1923) at home on East Jefferson Street in Anna and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was the infant son of Elmer F. Ragsdale.

 

Mrs. Robert Goodman died 2 Nov 1923, at home in Herrin, Williamson County, and was buried at Carbondale, Jackson County.

 

23 Nov 1923:

Laura Ware died Friday (16 Nov 1923) of stroke of paralysis, aged 76 years.  She married Lee Ware, a brother of Samuel Ware, of Dallas, Texas.  She was the sister of the late Robert Alexander and the aunt of Mrs. T. T. Baker and daughters, Faye Baker and Zola Baker; and of  W. W. Hileman and Henry G. Hileman.

 

Clara (Samson) Hodges died Monday (19 Nov 1923) at Tie Plant, Miss., and was buried at Scoby, Miss.  She was born 13 Feb 1865, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Joseph H. and Mary J. Samson.  She attended Carbondale Normal University. She married on 24 Feb 1889, Will J. Hodges, who died in August 1922.  She was affiliated with the Christian church.  She left one son, Elmer R. Hodges, of Grenada, Miss.; one daughter, Mrs. A. B. Smith, of Tie Plant, Miss.; three grandchildren; one brother, Ed Samson, cashier of First National Bank of Anna; and one sister, Dona Samson, of Anna.

 

Mrs. George C. Bean died at Illmo, Mo., and was buried at Anna.  Her funeral was at First Presbyterian Church.

 

Jeremiah OíConner died Tuesday (20 Nov 1923) at home in Springfield, Sangamon County, aged 70 years.  He was born in Anna, the son of Jerry OíConner.  He worked for the Illinois Central Railroad Company and was transferred to Springfield 39 years ago.  He left a widow, five children, one brother, Timothy OíConner, of Denver, Colo.; and one sister, Mrs. Samuel Stokes, of Anna.

 

30 Nov 1923:

Edward Leo Morris died 23 Nov 1923, at Pocatello, Idaho, aged 32 years, 3 months, 22 days, and was buried at Pocatello.  He was born 1 Aug 1891, in Jonesboro, the oldest son of George Morris, of Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1912.  He taught school at American Falls, Idaho, and farmed.  He was chief clerk of Union Pacific Railroad at Pocatello.  He married on 2 Oct 1913, Zina Christenson, of American Falls.  They had five children.  He left his widow, three children, four brother, and four sisters.

 

7 Dec 1923:

Coy William Kelley died 30 Nov 1923, at home in Cobden, aged 2 years, 1 month, 7 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Cobden.  He was born 22 Oct 1921, the son of William and Cora Kelley.  He left his parents, three sisters, Lois Kelley, Evangeline Kelley, and Ruby Kelley; four grandparents, and an aged great-grandfather.

 

Ernest Crane died 30 Nov 1923, at home in West Frankfort, Franklin County, of tuberculosis, aged 35 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Pentecostal church.  He used to live in Jonesboro and was a son-in-law of Lon Sadler.  He was a coal miner at West Frankfort.  He left a widow and several children.

 

14 Dec 1923:

Joe H. Keyser died 11 Dec 1923, at M & O Railroad yards in Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 15 years, 5 months, and was bured in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He and four other boys, Floyd Weiss, Logan Hooper, Clarence Tweedy, and Amos Dodd, boarded a freight train in Jonesboro for a ride to Murphysboro.  He fell between the cars trying to jump off.  There was a coronerís inquest.  His funeral was at his home on North Main Street.  He was born 11 Jul 1908, in Jonesboro, the only son of William Keyser.  He lived in Jonesboro all his life except a few years in California and in Carterville, Williamson County.  He left one sister, Frances Keyser.

 

Reola (Shelton) DeVore died 9 Dec 1923, in Peoria, aged 25 years, 3 months, 29 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 9 Aug 1898.  She married on 14 Jan 1918, Edward DeVore.  She left three children, the youngest being aged 3 months; her husband, her parents, four brothers, Sam W. Shelton, Curtis A. Shelton, James O. Shelton, and Everett C. Shelton; and three sisters, Mrs. Lovie Orr, Mrs. May Robinson, and Mrs. Rosa Smith.

 

Charles Machleith committed suicide in his barn at Ware, aged 45 years, 1 month, and 20 days.  He shot himself in the forehead with a shotgun by fastening the gun to a wagon wheel, placing the muzzle through a crack in the corn crib, from where he pulled the cord attached to the trigger.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He was born on 20 Oct 1878, in Jonesboro, the oldest son of H. G. Machleith, who died several years ago.  He married in September 1901, Lulu Goodman, the daughter of Martha Goodman.  He left four children, Robert H. Machleith, Beatrice Machleith, Louise Machleith, and Paul Machleith; his mother, and one sister, Mrs. J. J. Lence, of Jonesboro.

 

Sarah E. Stokes died 9 Dec 1923, at home on West Vienna Street, Anna, aged 78 years, 10 months, 3 days, and was buried beside her husband, Matthew Stokes, who died 40 years ago.  She was born 24 Feb 1845, on a farm near Mt. Pleasant.  She was a member of the Universalist Church.  She lived for a time in Johnson County.  She left one brother, William Boswell; one sister, Zelphie Stokes; one son, W. A. Stokes; and 10 grandchildren.

 

21 Dec 1923:

Lucinda (Frick) Watkins died 17 Dec 1923, at home in Jonesboro, aged 83 years, 8 months, 6 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 11 Apr 1840, in Jonesboro, one of 11 children of Caleb and Rachel (Beggs) Frick.  She was a granddaughter of Isaac Frick, a soldier of the Revolutionary War.  Her brothers were Thomas Frick, Jackson Frick, and Henry Frick.  Her father was a merchant in Jonesboro before the Civil War.  She was educated in private schools in Jonesboro and Illinois Female College at Jacksonville in 1856.  She lived in Jonesboro except for a short time in Dongola.  She was a member of the Methodist Epsicpal Church at Jonesboro.  She married in 1860 Greer D. Glasscock, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.  They had two sons, Homer Glasscock, postmaster in Clarendon, Texas, and Thomas J. Glasscock, of Jonesboro.  She married about 1868 Thomas J. Watkins, who died a number of years ago.  She also left one stepdaughter, Kittie Watkins Ugton, of Kankakee, and five grandchildren.

 

Mrs. Paraphene Hutcheons died Wednesday (19 Dec 1923) at home on West Chestnut Street in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the laundress at Anna Hotel.  She left one sister, Mrs. Mary Baker, who resided with her, and one brother.

 

28 Dec 1923:

Sarah Catherine Treece died 21 Dec 1923, at home three miles northeast of Anna, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Casper Chapel.  She was born 15 Sep 1848, the oldest of four children of James and Christena Treece.  She married on 18 Sep 1872, George W. Treece.  She left two children, J. A. Treece and Mrs. Lawrence Tripp