Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1924

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

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4 Jan 1924:

William F. Stearns died Saturday (29 Dec 1923) at the home of his stepdaughter, Cora A. Barlow, in Jonesboro, aged 73 years, and was buried in Rapid City, S.D., where he used to live.  He came to Jonesboro with his wife a few yars ago to live with his daughter.

 

Paul Lingle Sansom was fatally burned 29 Dec 1923, in a gasoline explosion, trying to fill a gasoline lamp, aged 14 years, 1 month, 29 days.  His sister, Helen Sansom, was also seriously burned.  Lawrence Lacy took the boys burning clothes off of him.  He was born 30 Oct 1909, the son of Charles M. and Minnie I. Sansom, of south of Jonesboro.  He joined First Baptist Church in January 1921 and was a member of the Boy Scouts and Royal Ambassadors.  (See also 18 Jan 1924, issue.)

 

Frank Sutherland died 28 Dec 1923, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was blind and lived with his sister, Mrs. Mary Baker, at West Chestnut Street in Anna.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal  church.

 

William J. McDearmon died Friday (28 Dec 1923) at home in Trenton, Tenn., and was buried in Trenton.  He was born in Virginia and when about 10 moved with his father to near Trenton, West Tennessee.  He enlisted in the Confederate Army and was taken prisoner and parolled from a prison camp in Maryland.  He sold fruit trees for Old Dominion Nursery, of Richmond, Va., and made frequent trips to Union County.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  He left a son, M. A. McDearmon, of Trenton, Tenn., grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

 

Mrs. John Mays died 27 Dec 1923, at home in Ware, aged 35 years, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery.  She left her husband and 10 children.

 

The son of Joseph Faust died at a hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., of a nosebleed.  He was from Whitewater, Mo., and a grandson of N. Gregory, of Jonesboro.

 

11 Jan 1924:

Harry R. Wall died 31 Dec 1923, in Herrin, Williamson County, and was buried in Wall Cemetery, 12 miles northeast of Anna.  His funeral was at the hall.  He was born 10 Oct 1891, in Union County, the second son of three of six children of Matthew Wall.  He left his mother, one brother, Oley Wall, of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Stone, of Chicago, and Mrs. Grover Taylor, of Columbus, Ill.; and a widow, Edna (Sadler) Wall, of Anna.

 

Nellie Geneva Steward died 7 Jan 1923, at home near Ware, of appendicitis, aged 11 years, 11 months, 10 days.  Her funeral was at Lockard Chapel, where her family attended.  She was the daughter of Lewis F. Steward.  They moved to Ware a few months ago.  She left her parents, six brothers, two sisters, and aged grandparents.

 

18 Jan 1924:

Mrs. Oglesby died and was buried at St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was Tuesday (15 Jan 1924) at Mill Creek.

 

George G. Cruse died 12 Jan 1924, at home in West Frankfort, Franklin County.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  His body was taken to the old Cruse home in Jonesboro where his sisters, Alice and Emma, lived.  He was born 13 Aug 1865, in Jonesboro, the son of Adam Cruse.  He married on 25 Sep 1887, Eva Culp.  He farmed and then moved into the Cruse home.  He was appointed superintendent of the state normal farm near Carbondale, Jackson County.  He was a member of Central Methodist Episcopal Church.  On 1 Sep 1922, he was appointed custodian of the building and property of Community High School in West Frankfort.  He had one son, Raymond Robert Cruse, who died 25 Mar 1912; and two daughters, Helen Cruse, at home, and Alma wife of J. W. Milligan, of Carbondale.

 

Catherine Smith Smukowski died 8 Jan 1924, at the home of her son, T. J. Smith, five miles east of Anna, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Catholic church in Cobden.  She married Daniel Smith, who died in 1867.  They had three sons and one daughter.  One daughter and one son preceded her in death.  She married Anton Smukowski, who died 6 Dec 1923.  She was a member of the Catholic Church at Anna.  She left two sons, Thomas Smith, of near Anna, and Joseph Smith, of Milwaukee, Wis.; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

 

25 Jan 1924:

Henry Grieb died 18 Jan 1924, in his room over his store, of neuralgia and pleurisy, aged 56 years, 7 months less 1 day, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Kornthal.  He was born 19 Jun 1870, south of Jonesboro.  He was baptized by the Rev. Hoerig and in 1883 was confirmed by the Rev. Meier at St. Paulís Lutheran Church.  About 1876 he moved with his parents to Jonesboro, where his father had a clothing store.  He opened a paint shop and was a painter.  He had an operation in February 1919 at a St. Louis hospital and never fully recovered.  His father died on the same day he did 26 years ago.  His mother died 21 Jul 1923.  He left a sister, Mrs. John Ditter, a brother, Charles F. Grieb.  Mrs. Thomas A. Lake, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Hannah Stricker, the daughter of Nettie Misenhimer Harness, were cousins.

 

C.H. Choinnard died recently in Chicago and was buried in Wisconsin.  His widow was Lizzie Grear Choinnard, formerly of Jonesboro.

 

John M. Herbert died Wednesday (23 Jan 1924) at home in Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He was a lawyer.

 

A daughter of Robert Tidwell died 20 Jan 1924, at the home of Mike Cleary, of pneumonia, aged 3 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Pentecostal church.

 

Mrs. Scott Matthews died Tuesday (22 Jan 1924).  She was from Murphysboro, Jackson County.

 

Alexander S. Cruse died Monday (21 Jan 1924) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Plater, in Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 85 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  He was born near Jonesboro.  His father was a blacksmith and he became a blacksmith and kept a shop on Market Street in Jonesboro.  He lived on Ferry Avenue, now the property of Mrs. S. S. Beaumont.  His children were born there and his wife died there.  His only son died in early manhood.  He lived several years in Idaho with a married daughter, Annette, and the last few years lived with his daughter in Murphysboro.  Another daughter was Mrs. Stella Clark, of St. Louis.  His daughter, Ella Cruse, was a teacher in California.

 

Nancy Harriet Haire died 16 Jan 1924, at home east of Anna, of dropsy, aged 53 years, 7 months, 13 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She left her husband, Jesse I. Haire, and 10 children.

 

Aloysias Cerney died 19 Jan 1924, in Coffeyville, Kan., and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, east of Anna.  His funeral was at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Cerney West, in Anna.  He was born 19 Sep 1879, in Union County.  He joined the Baptist Church at Coffeyville, Kan., four years ago.  He left a widow, two sons, one half brother, and one half sister.

 

Maude E. (Sides) Cruse died 19 Jan 1924, at home in Mounds, Pulaski County.  She was taken to St. Maryís Infirmary in Cairo, Alexander County, on 1 Jan 1924, and was sent back hom on 17 Jan 1924.  She was born 24 Mar 1884, near Wolf Lake, the second youngest daughter of the late L. D. Sides, of Wolf Lake.  She married on 6 May 1900, Charles H. Cruse.  She was a member of Rebekah Lodge at Jonesboro and Royal Neighbors at Alto Pass.  She had five children, Mrs. Thomas M. Whitlow, Ray F. Cruse, Jesse A. Cruse, and Harlin W. Cruse, all of Mounds, and William D. Cruse, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County; four sisters, and one brother.  (See also 1 Feb 1924.)

 

1 Feb 1924:

Benjamin Phillips died 24 Jan 1924, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his parents in Jonesboro.  He was born 25 Jan 1878, in Union County, the son of J. F. Phillips.  He married Edna Camden 23 years ago. He left a widow and two children, Mrs. Grace Kelley, of Anna, and Lola Phillips.

 

Susan E. Rednour died 27 Jan 1924, at home in Alto Pass, aged 73 years, 11 months, 18 days.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.  She was the daughter of William and Rachel Gregory.  She left three children, 14 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Thirty-two men were killed Friday (25 Jan 1924) in a mine explosion at East Mine Johnston City, Williamson County.  It was the worst mine disaster since 27 Oct 1914, when 52 men were killed at Royalton in Franklin Coal & Coke Mine No. 1.

 

Joseph Lane Leyerle died 27 Jan 1924, at Missouri Baptist Sanitarium in St. Louis, aged 63 years, 4 months, 5 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna.  He was born on a farm three miles south of Anna, one of 12 children of Daniel Leyerle.  He married Fannie Brown.  They had three children, of whom one was living, Hugh Leyerle, of Chicago.  He married Mrs. Cora Musgroves.  He lived on a farm south of Anna and a few years ago moved to Anna and became a traveling salesman for Shotgun Dillon Tobacco Company of Detroit.  He moved to St. Louis several years ago.  He left a widow, one daughter, aged 8 years; two brothers, Walter Leyerle and Loch Leyerle; and one sister, Mrs. Tom Brooks.  The Rev. G. A. Phelps, of Chester, Randolph County, was a brother-in-law.

 

Euel Flanigan died 29 Jan 1924, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susan Kobler, in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the residence.  He was born 1 Jun 1843, in Franklin County.  In 1900 he moved to Anna and conducted Farmerís Hotel.  He retired several years ago.

 

15 Feb 1924:

Caroline Elizabeth Keyton Pyron died 9 Feb 1924, at home in Jonesboro.  Her funeral was at her home.  She was born 2 Mar 1875, in Ava, Jackson County.  She married on 14 Aug 1901, Charles Pyron.  She was converted at Missionary Baptist Church in Ava 20 years ago.  She left her husband, an adopted daughter, Evelyn Pyron; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Carter, of Anna, and Mrs. Mary Jannett, of Willisville; two brothers, William King, of Percy, and Edward Benson, of Cutler.  She is also mentioned as the wife of Charles Byron (22 Feb 1924, issue).

 

Clarence Alvin Graham died Wednesday (13 Feb 1923) of la grippe and pneumonia, aged 5 months, 10 days.  He was the son of Charles Graham.

 

J. B. Hoffner died in Dongola.  He was the father of Mrs. Henry M. Otrich, of Jonesboro.

 

Thomas G. Stokes died 10 Feb 1924, at home in Anna, of pneumonia, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born 6 Mar 1840, in Union County.  He enlisted in Co. F, 60th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War.  He was promoted to 1st lieutenant and attached to the 14th Army Corps at Goldsboro, N.C.  He was discharged 31 Jul 1865, at Louisville, Ky.  He was a Mason and a member of G. A. R.  He joined First Baptist Church in 1884.  He married on 2 Jan 1871, Nattie Springgate, who died in 1873.  They had two children, one whom one was living, Mrs. H. K. Wiley, of Boise, Idaho.  He married on 27 Oct 1874, Martha A. Eaves.  They had 10 children, of whom nine were living, Mrs. B. M. Lymons, of Chicago, Everett T. Stokes, of Paul, Idaho, William P. Stokes, of East Portal, Idaho, Mrs. Frank Miller, of Winnsboro, Texas, Mrs. Frank Tackley, of Point Richmond, Calif., Mrs. Joe Mendenhall, Mrs. John N. Mullins, of Anna, Mrs. Ed Dougherty, of Chicago, and Russell Stokes, of Gideon, Mo.; 19 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

22 Feb 1924:

Phil C. Barclay died Sunday (17 Feb 1924) at home in Cairo, Alexander County, of apoplexy, aged 67 years.  He was an insurance man and a Mason.

 

29 Feb 1924:

Isaac Cooper died Tuesday (26 Feb 1924) at home in Marion, Williamson County, aged 48 years less 15 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was a printer for the Marion Republican Leader.  He was a brother of Noah Cooper, of Jonesboro.  He left a wife and six children.

 

William M. Hurst died Wednesday (27 Feb 1924) of cerebral hemorrhage following his third stroke, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was found dead on the floor of his office at First National Bank.  He was born 13 Mar 1877, on a farm north of Cobden, the son of S. D. Hurst.  He came to Jonesboro with his father in October 1878.  He graduated from Jonesboro High School and then attended Normal School in Carbondale.  He studied law and then enlisted in the army at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.  He served several months in Cuba during the Spanish American War.  He was admitted to the bar in Clay, Webster Co., Ky.  He was a member of the Baptist Church at Clay and the Elks Lodge in Madisonville, Ky.  In May 1912 he had a severe stroke and returned to Jonesboro.  He had another stroke about two years later.  He was elected city clerk of Jonesboro and was city attorney.  He left his parents and two sisters, Mrs. H. G. Sawyer and Mrs. Morris Littlejohn, both of Palatine, Ill.  (See also 7 Mar 1924, issue.)

 

Oliver H. Baker died Wednesday (27 Feb 1924) at home in Anna, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  He was born 22 Feb 1826, at Rising Sun, Ind.  When he was aged 8 years he moved with his parents to a farm near Golconda, Pope County.  He enlisted in 1862 in Co. E, 120th Illinois Infantry and was honorably discharged 10 Nov 1865, at Memphis, Tenn.  He married on 25 Nov 1866, Elizabeth H. Trovillion.  They had 12 children.  One son and one daughter died in maturity.  He moved to Jonesboro in 1886 and later to Anna.  He worked at Anna State Hospital, retiring six years ago.  He left 10 children, Dr. Elwood Baker, of Dermott, Ark., Philip H. Baker, of Los Angeles, Calif., Thomas T. Baker, of Jonesboro, Mrs. D. W. Green, of Urbana, James Baker, of Denver, Colo., Mrs. W. H. Tripp, of Chester, Paul Baker and Claude Baker, of Anna, Mrs. L. E. Harrison, of Christopher, and Arthur Baker, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County; two sisters, Mrs. Aurelia Cox, of Anna, and Mrs. Melvina Burnett, of Helena, Ark.; one brother, Amos Baker, of Metropolis, Massac County; 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

 

7 Mar 1924:

O. P. Loudon died and his funeral was Wednesday (5 Mar 1924) in Carbondale, Jackson County.  He was the grandfather of Mrs. Glenn Eddleman.

 

John Gleason died and was buried Friday (29 Feb 1924) in Anna Cemetery.  He was from Wetaug, Pulaski County and was a veteran of the Civil War.

 

Wesley B. Roper died last Thursday (28 Feb 1924) in Fulton, Ky., and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.  His funeral was at Big Creek Church.  He used to live in Union County.  He left a widow, two sons, and two daughters.

 

14 Mar 1924:

Marion Norton died 7 Mar 1924, at home near Pomona, Jackson County, of Brightís disease, and was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  He left a widow, three daughters, and two sons.

 

Dr. T. Logan Granay died 5 Mar 1924, at Alton State Hospital, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Anna.  He was born 28 Feb 1867, near Anna.  He graduated from medical school at St. Louis Univeristy on 5 Apr 1892.  He practiced at Mt. Pleasant and Balcom.  Six years ago he was employed at Waterton State Hospital at East Moline and transferred to Alton on 15 Oct 1923.  He married on 1 Sep 1892, Emilie Schmidt.  He left a widow and three children.

 

21 Mar 1924:

Pauline Lucille Sullivan died 19 Mar 1924, at home three miles west of  Jonesboro, of meningitis, aged 1 year and 1 month, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of David Sullivan.

 

Mrs. J. N. Barker died 19 Mar 1924, at home in Mill Creek, of apoplectic stroke, aged 65 years, 6 months, 26 day, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Mill Creek.  She left her husband, three daughters, and three sons.

 

Myrtle Robertson died 18 Mar 1924, at home in Jonesboro, aged 30 years, 6 months, 18 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was born 30 Aug 1893, at Herrin, Williamson County, the daughter of Lin Hurst.  She married Charlie Robertson on 18 Jun 1912.  Two infant twins died two years ago.  Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.  She joined the Baptist Church at Cobden seven years ago and three years later transferred to First Baptist Church at Jonesboro.  She left a husband, three children, Charles E. Robertson, Eugene Robertson, and Alene Robertson; her parents, three sisters, Mrs. Maud Edmonds, of West Frankfort, Franklin County, Dela Hurst and Grace Hurst, of Anna; four brothers, Ernest Hurst, of Cobden, Dan Hurst, Fred Hurst, and Charles Hurst, of Anna.  (See also 28 Mar 1924, issue.)

 

Nora Belle Treece died of paralytic stoke and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna last Saturday (15 Mar 1924).  She was born 14 Apr 1883, the daughter of James and Mary Treece.  She joined the Baptist Church 15 years ago.  She left an aged mother, four sisters, and two brothers, all of Anna except one brother in Sharon, Tenn.

 

28 Mar 1924:

Father of Gus Henry, of Anna, died in West Virginia Tuesday (25 Mar 1924).

 

Michael N. Heilig died 21 Mar 1924, in Jonesboro, aged 91 years and 14 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which he was a member.  He was born 7 Mar 1833, in Rowan Co., N.C.  When he was 15 he left in a covered wagon with his parents and a younger brother and sister and settled in Mississippi.  After one or two years they moved to southern Illinois and settled near St. Johnís Church, six miles south of Jonesboro, where most of the other settlers were from North Carolina.  He moved to a house in Jonesboro and after his wifeís death his daughter, Mrs. Van Amburg kept house for him.  He enlisted in Co. A, 109th Infantry and served until the end of the war.  He was the last of a family of five children, which included Mrs. Clarissa Goodman, Mrs. Rosa Ann McLean, Crawford Heilig, and Martha Eddleman.  He married on 18 Feb 1858, Sarah Eddleman, who died 8 Jan 1923.  They had eight children, of whom two died in infancy.  Another son, Charles Heilig, married and died 7 Oct 1907, at Mill Creek.  He left five children, David W. Heilig, of Pine Bluffs, Ark., Dr. O. M. Heilig, of Mill Creek, Dr. George N. Heilig, Martha Ellis, and Mary Van Amburg, all of Jonesboro; 15 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

4 Apr 1924:

John Schwartz died Tuesday (1 Apr 1924) on the U.S. government boat at Devilís Island on the Mississippi River, of heart disease, aged 65 years, and was buried Wednesday (9 Apr 1924) in Jonesbororo Cemetery.  There was a coronerís inquest.  (See also 11 Apr 1924, issue.)

 

Jacob Renner died at Corona, Calif.  He used to live in Anna and moved to California years ago.  He was an uncle of C. A. Walter, of Anna.

 

11 Apr 1924:

Mrs. Charles G. Choate died Saturday (5 Apr 1924) at home in the bottoms, two miles north of Ware, aged 43 years, 24 days, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  She was married on 5 Jul 1897.  They had 13 children, of whom eight were living.  She joined the church at Ware in 1914.  She also left her parents, three brothers, and two sisters.

 

George W. Smith died 5 Apr 1924, aged 68 years, 1 month, 25 days, and was buried in St. Paulís Cemetery at Columbia, Ill.

 

Mrs. Aris Roberts died 1 Apr 1924, at home in Anna, aged 19 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  She was the daughter of John Brothers and married Cecil Roberts.  She left her husband, parents, and a baby aged less than 1 year.

 

Beulah Brothers died 2 Apr 1924, aged 2 months, and was buried in Poplar Ridge Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Leo Brothers and a granddaughter of John Brothers.

 

Myrtle E. Hinkle was fatally burned Thursday (3 Apr 1924) at home four miles west of Jonesboro, aged 11 Ĺ years.  She was playing in an open fire she and other children built in the yard and her clothes caught fire.  She was the daughter of Harvey Hinkle.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

John Baldwin died 5 Apr 1924, of tuberculosis, aged 36 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery, with military honors provided by the American Legion.  He left a widow, parents, four brothers, and two sisters.

 

18 Apr 1924:

James H. Brownlee died last Monday (14 Apr 1924) in Oklahoma City, Okla., aged 76 years.  He taught elocution at Carbondale Normal School 40 or more years ago.

 

25 Apr 1924:

Frank Condon died Sunday (20 Apr 1924) at home north of Anna, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was born 15 Jun 1851, in Chattanooga, Tenn., and came to Union County with his father, James Condon, in 1864.  He lived in Jonesboro and then moved to a farm two and a half miles south of Cobden.  He married on 2 Feb 1873, Eliza Rich, daughter of Carroll Rich.  He had four children, Sidney S. Condon, of Bondurant, Texas, Ross F. Condon, of Cobden, Jessie McPass and Bessie May Caraker, of Cobden.  He also left several grandchildren.

 

Charley Hurn died Wednesday (23 Apr 1924) during an accident at Illinois Central yards at Centralia.  He was a fireman for the Illinois Central.

 

2 May 1924:

Daughter of Guy Osborn died at Anna fair grounds, where her parents were camped, aged 2 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  The coronerís inquest ruled she died of natural causes.  She was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., but her parents lived at Fairfield, Ill.

 

Jesse A. McKee was killed Monday (28 Apr 1924) by a M & O Railroad engine at a crossing south of Mill Creek in Alexander County.  He was in an auto with Ed G. Ferrill, of Carbondale, Jackson County.  Ferrill used to live in Jonesboro and taught school in Union County.  Ferrillís wife died at Carbondale last year.

 

Mrs. Mary Wallin died and her funeral was Monday (28 Apr 1924) at Brooksville, Ill.  She was a sister of W. N. Corlis.

 

Mrs. Thomas E. Treece died 23 Apr 1924, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Horace Boren, in Carbondale, Jackson County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  She was born 22 Sep 1872, the daughter of Calvin Dillow, and married in 1891.  She left her husband, parents, five daughters, and one son.

 

E. G. Thurman died 14 Apr 1924, at home in Livingston County, of leakage of the heart, aged 68 years.  He was employed at the state hospital when Dr. Horace Wardner was superintendent.  He left a widow and daughter.

 

Ellen (Owen) Casper died 25 Apr 1924, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Klein, in Memphis, Tenn., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her body was taken to the home of her son, Adolphus Casper, on Kohler Avenue in Anna.  Her funeral was at the Christian church.  She was born 3 Jan 1856, the daughter of Green and Nancy Elizabeth Owen.  She married on 28 Jan 1874, John Marshall ďMarshĒ Casper, who died 24 years ago.  She had 12 children, of whom two died in infancy.  Walter Casper, of Water Valley, was a son.

 

Helen Eara Gleason died, aged 22 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Anna Cemetery Chapel.  She was the wife of Harry Gleason, of Detroit, Mich.  She also left a 5-month-old baby.

 

9 May 1924:

Matthew Bittle was found dead in his bed Wednesday (7 May 1924) at Wolf Lake, aged 53 years.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He was not married.

 

Maria Henderson died 29 Apr 1924, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. F. Warren, in Calexico, Calif., aged 84 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She lived in Anna many years ago and moved with her daughter to California.  She left one daughter and one son, Wesley Henderson, of Anna hospital.

 

Ernest Hoover was killed last Friday (2 May 1924) at Olive Branch, Alexander County, by a truck driven by Dan Dakers, aged 48 years.  He was deaf and partially blind.  There was a coronerís inquest.  Dakers used to live in Jonesboro.

 

W. H. Gibbons died last Wednesday (7 May 1924) at Hale Sanitarium in Anna.  His body was sent home to Harrisburg, Saline County.  He was knocked or feel from a moving freight train.  He was found Monday night (5 May 1924) by a crew of a freight train laying between the tracks north of the north standpipe at Anna.  They picked him up and took him to the baggage room and then to Hale Sanitarium.  His left foot was cut off above the ankle.  His mother, sister, and brother came from Harrisburg.  He was a miner there. (See also 9 May 1924, issue.)

 

Mary B. Finch died 11 May 1924, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. M. Otrich, in Stevens Point, Wis., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her body was taken to the home of her niece, Mrs. L. L. Casper in Anna.  Her funeral was at First Presbyterian Church.  She was born in Medina Co., Ohio, and married in 1868, Dr. A. D. Finch, deceased.  Two sons, Dr. George C. Finch and Andrew Finch, were both deceased.  She left three daughters, Carrie Crawford, of Los Angeles, Calif, Mrs. T. M. Otrich, of Stevens Point, Wis., and Mrs. George Sangster, of Madison, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Harry Kratzinger, of St. Joseph, Mo., and Mrs. A. R. Weber, of Elyria, Ohio. 

 

23 May 1924:

Thomas B. Powell died Tuesday (20 May 1924).  He was a druggist at Vienna, Johnson County.

 

Helene Decker died Sunday (18 May 1924) and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  He lived at Kankakee and used to work at Anna State Hospital.

 

30 May 1924:

George Coughenour died Tuesday (27 May 1924) at Dongola.  He was a Civil War veteran and postmaster at Dongola.

 

Cornelia Frances Lingle died 24 May 1924, at the home of her brother, Will L. Lingle, in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 1 Aug 1855, the daughter of Nelson and Harriet Lingle.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 163 at Jonesboro and joined First Baptist Church in Jonesboro during her youth.  She left one sister, Nannie V. Rich; and four brothers, Charles M. Lingle, of Waukegan, James Lingle, Will L. Lingle, and John E. Lingle, of Jonesboro.

 

Unidentified newborn female infant was found in a locker at Illinois Central depot in Anna yesterday (29 May 1924) wrapped in newspapers.  She had been there two or three days.

 

Minnie Cerney died last Monday (26 May 1924) at Anna State Hospital and was buried in the Catholic cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Catholic church in Cobden.

 

Mahuldah Andrews died 27 May 1924, aged 91 years, 1 month, 21 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 6 Apr 1833, one of eight children of Peter and Sophia Cruse.  Her parents came from North Carolina.  Her brothers and sisters were Caroline Roberts, Malinda Wallburn, Mary Sowers, Betsey Neff, Sarah Stokes, Anne Brown, Ellen Chase, Adam Cruse, and Alexander S. Cruse.  She married in 1855, in Jonesboro, George J. Andrews, from New York.  Her husband was employed as road master for the Illinois Central and died 1 May 1864.  She was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church.  She had five children, of whom four were living:  Charles H. Andrews, of South Bend, Ind., George J. Andrews, of Jonesboro, Helen M. wife of J. P. Russell, of Kankakee, and Minnie A. wife of William T. Hamilton, of Kankakee.  She also left four grandchildren.

 

Etta Keller died 25 May 1924, at Holden Hospital in Carbondale, Jackson County, aged 44 years, 3 months, 13 days, and was buried in Lick Creek Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Ebenezer Church east of Anna.  She was born 12 Feb 1880, in Tunnel Hill, Johnson County. 

 

6 Jun 1924:

William Nicholas Butler died last Monday (2 Jun 1924) at home in Cairo, Alexander County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church in Cairo.  He was born 16 Aug 1856, in Berlin, Green Lake Co., Wis.  He moved to Anna after the Civil War.  He graduated from State University in 1879.  He studied law at College of Law in Chicago and in Albany, N.Y., where he graduated in 1883.  He located in Cairo and was elected stateís attorney in Alexander County four times.  In 1903 he was elected circuit judge and was re-elected three times.  He left a widow, four sons, and one daughter. 

 

Emma Sabra died 25 May 1924, at a St. Louis hospital, and was buried at Cape Girardeau, Mo.  She used to live in Anna.  She was the wife of Jerry Sabra, who was a sister of Mrs. Al Brady, of Anna.

 

James Anton Mendenall died 30 May 1924, at Anna.  His funeral was at the home of his mother, Mrs. T. G. Stokes.  He was born 18 Feb 1883, the son of Calvin and Frances Mendenall.  He married in 1908, Mabel Stokes, of Anna.  He was a painter and a member of First Baptist Church in Anna.  He left two children, a foster father, C. A. Clemens; two sisters, Mrs. F. R. Collis, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Ernest Coffman, of Anna; and three brothers.

 

13 Jun 1924:

James Britton Lowrance died 11 Jun 1924, at home three miles north of Reynoldsville, of Brightís disease, aged 52 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He had a stroke on 9 Jun 1924.  His funeral was at Reynoldsville Baptist Church.  He was born 8 Oct 1872, on a farm near Saratoga, one of nine children of Frank Lowrance. When about 14 he went to the Mississippi Valley with his parents to farm.  In 1894 he married Le Etta Eudy.  They had seven children, two of whom died in infancy.  He was converted a few days before his death.  He left a widow, five children, Oliver Lowrance, Mrs. Fred Bauer, Earl Lowrance, Minnie Lowrance, and Ruth Lowrance, all of Jonesboro; three brothers, Ambrose Lowrance, of Glen Allen, Mo., Fred Lowrance, of Alto Pass, and Thomas Lowrance, of Ware; one sister, Mrs. Della, of Jonesboro; one half brother, Van Hileman, of McClure, Alexander County.  (See also 20 Jun 1924, issue.)

 

Bessie (Keller) Fritsinger died Saturday (7 Jun 1924) at a St. Louis hospital after an operation, aged 49 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Anna.  She left a husband, Fred Fritsinger; a daughter aged 12 years, a mother, Mrs. Cope; one sister, and one brother.

 

Grover C. Koehler died 9 Jun 1924, at St. Maryís Infirmary in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 35 years.  He was shot three times the same day on his farm four miles northeast of Thebes, Alexander County by John Hazel, aged 40 years, who lived an adjoining farm.  Koehler asked Hazel to pick cherries and Hazel declared they werenít ready and shot himóCairo Bulletin.

 

20 Jun 1924:

Charles Scherer died last Saturday (14 Jun 1924), aged 43 years.  His funeral was at Cape Girardeau.  He left a widow, who was the youngest daughter of William W. Walker and a brother of H. H. Walker; and three children.

 

James Blair drowned last Sunday (15 June 1924) in the Big Muddy River, one mile from Carbondale, Jackson County.

 

Henry Pyles died and his funeral was at Bethel Church Tuesday (17 Jun 1924).  He used to live at Water Valley.

 

27 Jun 1924:

Grace (Smith) Corzine died 23 Jun 1924, at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Presbyterian Church.

 

4 Jul 1924:

Hezekiah Carter died 28 Jun 1924, at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born near Anna.  He joined Camp Ground Cumberland Presbyterian Church 37 years ago.  He ran a hotel in Anna for the last eight years.  He married on 14 Aug 1885, Harriet Sivia.  They had 11 children.  He also left two brothers. 

 

11 Jul 1924:

Mary Richardson Craig died 7 Jul 1924, at home and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 27 Jul 1885.  She left a husband and two children.  She was a niece of W. C. Carter, of Jonesboro.

 

Frances M. Hileman died Saturday (5 Jul 1924) at home in Paragould, Ark., aged 81 years, 3 months, 20 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her body was taken to the home of her niece, Cora Robinson, in Anna.  She was the widow of Lee Hileman and only sister of Lee E. Robinson and A. W. Robinson, deceased.  She left no children.

 

Rena Belle (Godard) Brown died 7 Jul 1924, aged 49 years, 8 months, 29 days, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  She was born 8 Oct 1874, the daughter of Andrew J. and Mary Anna Godard.  She joined Camp Ground Cumberland Presbyterian Church in her youth and later joined Big Creek Baptist Church.  She married on 18 Nov 1900, Charles Brown.  She had one son, Roy Andrew Brown, who died in infancy.  She left two daughters, Alma Helen Brown and Sula Naoma Brown.

 

Clara (Rendleman) Mead died 2 Jul 1924, at her home in Cobden, aged 79 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She was born in 1845, the daughter of John S. and Clara (Hartline) Rendleman.  She was raised on a farm two miles west of Cobden.  She married on 31 Dec 1873, Philip Mead.  Her husband and her son, Philip Mead, Jr., died several years ago.  She joined the Christian Church.  She left one daughter, Annie wife of John Mesler, of Cobden; one brother, C. C. Rendleman, of Alto Pass; and one sister, Mrs. William J. Larkin, of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

18 Jul 1924:

Callie (McCasland) Rendleman died 11 Jul 1924, at home, aged 73 years, 2 months, 9 days, and was buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Walnut Grove Methodist Church, of which she became affiliated in 1904.  She was born 2 May 1851, in Campbellville, Tenn., the youngest of 10 children of John J. and Elenor M. McCasland.  Her father died when she was young and she came to Union County with her mother and settled near Cobden in 1874.  She married on 9 Jul 1886, Martin M. Rendleman.  Her husband and two infant sons, Edward Rendleman and Ora Rendleman, were dead.  She joined Bethel Christian Church in Tennessee.  She left one son, Everett Eugene Rendleman; one  sister, Sophronia A. wife of W. P. Childers, of Cobden; and two grandchildren, Margaret E. Rendleman and Mary E. Rendleman, all of Cobden.

 

25 Jul 1924:

Carl Reaves died Sunday (20 Jul 1924), while trying to board a freight train at Thebes, Alexander County, aged 17 years.  He had been at a ball game north of Thebes and was trying to get back home.

 

William Byrd died last Monday (21 Jul 1924) at St. Louis, aged 79 years.  His funeral was at Jackson, Mo., where he lived.  He owned 1,000 acres in Preston Precinct and was in business with his brother-in-law, George Barringer, of Jonesboro.  William Byrd and Stephen Byrd, of Carizza Springs, Texas, were his sons.  Gordon McCarty, of Chicago, was a grandson.  (See also 1 Aug 1924, issue.)

 

Daisy Wilson died Monday (21 Jul 1924), aged 18 years.  She was shot in the head by robbers at Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.  Her father, J. H. Wilson, was called from home to his store where he was robbed and severely beaten.  She was shot when she tried to help her father.  Two men were arrested 12 miles north of Cairo, Alexander County, and put in jail at Mounds, Pulaski County.  Several hundred men formed a mob, led by a Ku Klux Klan organizer, to lynch them.  The sheriff took them to the penitentiary at Chester for safekeeping.  The two men were later exonerated after Hess Conners and Fred Hale, both of Cairo, confessed to the Cairo police that they were the robbers.  Conners said he was the one who shot Daisy Wilson.  Hess Conners was sentenced to hang on 17 Oct 1924, in Pulaski County for the murder, and Fred Hale was sentenced to life in prison.  The governor granted a reprieve until 16 Jan 1925, during which time Conners was to be examined by the lunacy board.  He was to hang Friday (23 Jan 1925).  (See also 1 Aug 1924, 8 Aug 1924, 24 Oct 1924, and 16 Jan 1925, issues.)

 

Nancy R. Webster died 21 Jul 1924, in Litchfield, Ill. aged 91 years, 9 months, 8 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 13 Oct 1832, in Bedford Co., Tenn.  She was the widow of John H. Webster, a Civil War veteran, who died in Anna 20 years ago.  She lived with her son, the Rev. J. W. Webster, of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Litchfield.

 

1 Aug 1924:

Lowanda Marticia Forrest died Thursday (31 Jul 1924?), and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the infant daughter of Curtis Forrest.  (See also 8 Aug 1924, issue.)

 

Arthur Duty died last Thursday 24 Jul 1924) at Hale Sanitarium in Anna, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  He and Dewey Walker were near Wolf Lake and a pistol accidentally discharged when he was handing it to Walker.  His father was killed 19 years ago when he was struck by lightning on his farm east of Anna.  He left a mother and brother.

 

Rebekah Hughes died last Sunday (27 Jul 1924) of stomach cancer, aged 45 years, 7 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She left a husband, Otis Hughes; and three sons.

 

Elizabeth McGuire died at the home of her niece, Mrs. John Menees, near Lick Creek, of apoplexy, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Hall.  She was also the aunt of Mrs. W. J. Corzine, of Anna.

 

Charles Pierce died and his ashes were buried Tuesday (29 Jul 1924) in Cobden Cemetery.  He lived in California.  He was a brother of Mary Pierce, of Chicago, and Ollie (Pierce) Edmunds, of Michigan.

 

8 Aug 1924:

John Ransmeier died 7 Aug 1924, at home south of Jonesboro, aged 82 years, 9 months, 3 weeks, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery.  He had a stroke of apoplexy on 29 Jul 1924.  His funeral was at Kornthal Lutheran Church, of which he was a member.  He was born 17 Oct 1841, near Linz, Austria.  He came to America with his parents and two brothers in 1854 and settled in Union County.  He married in 1875, Josepha Kollehner.  They had one son, Joseph Ransmeier, and three daughters, Hedwig Meier, of Cape Girardeau, Theresa Ransmeier, and Hanna Ransmeier.  He owned 200 acres two miles south of Jonesboro.  He left a widow, one son, three daughters, and two grandchildren.  (See also 15 Aug 1924, issue.)

 

John Luther Hileman died 4 Aug 1924, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Dillow, in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, where he was confirmed on 26 Jun 1920.  He was born 27 Sep 1849, on a farm east of Anna now owned by T. P. Lippard, the second child of Jacob and Tena (Sifford) Hileman.  He married on 13 Nov 1874, Saloma Maletna Hess, who died 17 Jul 1920.  They had five children, Nellie Wilkins, Georgia Dillow, Anna Hertz (deceased), Charles B. Hileman, and Eva McNew.  She left three brothers, one sister, four children, 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

William I. Toler died 29 Jul 1924, aged 85 years, 6 months, 28 days, and was buried in Water Valley Cemetery.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He left a family. 

 

Lizzie H. Lippard died Tuesday (5 Aug 1924) aged 29 years, 8 months, 10 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  She was the daughter of T. C. Lippard.

 

15 Aug 1924:

Thomas R. Hileman died and his funeral was 10 Aug 1924, at Olmsted, Pulaski County.  He was a Civil War veteran in the 58th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

 

29 Aug 1924:

Mrs. H. P. Tuthill died last Friday (15 Aug 1924) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. D. Smith, in Los Angeles, Calif., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member.  She was born 6 Mar 1854, in Wellington, Ohio, the daughter of Harlow Barton and Sophronia (Lewis) Hubbard. In 1859 she came to Pana, Ill., with her parents and in 1868 moved to Anna.  She moved back to Pana in 1876 and married there on 27 Sep 1877, Harlan Page Tuthill, of Anna, who died several years ago.  She had five children, of whom two died in infancy.  She left two sons, Rusell Tuthill and Lewis B. Tuthill, of Anna; one daughter, Mrs. W. D. Smith, of Los Angeles; two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Kirkpatrick, of Anna, and Margaret Hubbard, of Dwight, Ill.; and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary B. Jenkins, of Washington, D.C.  (See also 7 Sep 1924, issue.)

 

5 Sep 1924:

Aaron F. Lence committed suicide 29 Aug 1924, a few miles east of Cobden, aged 84 years, 5 months, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  He shot himself twice in the head in his bedroom with a pistol.  His wife took the gun from him and went to throw it outside, when he went into the hallway and got a shot gun and blew the top of his head off.  There was a coronerís inquest.  His funeral was at his home and the pastor spoke to the assembled from the porch.  He was born 30 Mar 1843, in Union County, the son of John and Sarah (Mull) Lence.  He was born and lived on the same farm all of his life.  His father came from North Carolina and in 1818 built a large, two-story log house, which is still standing, although in decay.  Aaron built a more modern home a half mile from the log home.  He married on 31 Jan 1863, Stella Jane Royster, now aged 84 years.  He joined Bethel Baptist Church 42 years ago and was a deacon until he became aged.  He had six children, Flora wife of Isaac N. Clutts, Annie Craiglow, of Bells, Tenn., Dr. John J. Lence, of Jonesboro, Ed F. Lence, of Cobden, Mary wife of George Stroehlein, and Robert Lence, who died in childhood.  He also left one sister, Betsy Hunsaker, of Anna, aged 87 years. 

 

Mrs. Velma Pierce died Tuesday (2 Aug 1924) at the home of her mother, Mrs. Elijah Pierce, on Casey Street in Anna, of tuberculosis, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the widow of John Baldwin, an ex-serviceman who died April 1924.  She left a mother, stepfather, and several half brothers and half sisters.

 

Mary F. Lence died Tuesday (2 Aug 1924) at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ellen McCarty, near Saratoga, of dropsy, aged 62 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Ebenezer Hall.  She was the daughter of John M. and Polly A. Jenkins.  She married Monroe Trammell.  They had three children, who died in childhood.  She married Thomas Lence, who died several years ago.  She left three brothers, L. A. Jenkins, D. W. Jenkins, and John Jenkins; and two sisters, Charlotte Gurley and Ellen McCarty.

 

Jacob Dillow died 31 Aug 1924, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josie Brasel, aged 77 years, 8 months, 16 days, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery.  His funeral was at Bethel Baptist Church, which he joined when he was 35.  He was born 15 Jan 1847, one of eight children of Michael and Christina Dillow.  He married on 16 Sep 1871, Abbie Garner, now aged 67 years.  They had 11 children, of whom seven died at an early age.  He left two sons, Henry Dillow, of Chicago, and Everett Dillow, of Cobden; two daughters, Mrs. Harrison King, of Alto Pass, and Mrs. William Brasel, of near Anna; two sisters, Mary Clutts, of Progress, and Susie Armes, of Anna; one brother, Isaac Dillow, of Anna; and 16 grandchildren.

 

Floyd Folk died in a hospital in Freeport after an operation.  He married Madge Elms, the youngest daughter of W. T. Elms.  He left a widow and three children.

 

12 Sep 1924:

Emil Rodenmeyer died near Rothís Grove in Alexander County, from gunshot wound in the left shoulder and neck, aged 26 years.  He lived in Cairo, Alexander County, and was killed when H. L. Yates tripped on underbrush and his gun discharged while they were hunting.

 

Zachariah Lyerla died 10 Sep 1924, at home near Alto Pass, of hemorrhage, aged 81 years, 4 months, 18 days, and was buried in Alto Pass cemetery.  He was born 22 Apr 1843, in Union County, the second son of Henry and Elizabeth Lyerla, early pioneers on Clear Creek.  He married on 10 Nov 1864, Catharine Gregory.  They lived for a few years with his parents and then moved into their own home.  He joined Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in September 1864, but the church disbanded years ago.  He was deaf for many years.  Four children preceded him in death, Silas Lyerla, aged 4 years, Noah Lyerla, aged 6 years, and two daughters who died in infancy.  He left eight children, Jake Lyerla, of the home place, Henry Lyerla, Nubern Lyerla, of near the home place, Mevie wife of Dave Stearns, of near Murphysboro, Jackson County, Betty Lyerla and Bertha Lyerla, at home, Grover Lyerla, of near the home place, and Milas Lyerla, of Anna; 37 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Adam Lyerla, of Johnson County, Moses Lyerla, of Union County, and Jasper Lyerla, of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County.  His name is also recorded as Lyerle.  (See also 19 Sep 1924, issue.)

 

Ray Jackson died Monday (8 Sep 1924) at home in Anna, of malarial fever, aged 14 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was the son of Samuel Jackson.  He left his parents, one brother, and one sister.

 

Rebekah Corzine died last Friday (5 Sep 1924) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Wilson, near Balcom, aged 73 years, 11 months, 5 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church, of which she was a member.  She was born in Tennessee and came to Union County with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stinnette, when aged 9 years.  She married on 17 Jun 1871, Martin C. Corzine.  She had eight children, of whom six were living.  She also left one sister, 20 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

 

19 Sep 1924:

Harry Donelson died Friday (12 Sep 1924) after he dropped his revolver on the floor at his home and shot himself through the abdomen.

 

10 Oct 1924:

Ellen (Evans) Hilboldt died 5 Oct 1924, at home on North Main Street in Jonesboro, aged 69 years, 5 months, 29 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was born 29 May 1855, in the house now occupied by A. S. Tibbets in Jonesboro, the daughter of John and Mary Evans.  She joined First Baptist Church at age 16.  She married on 20 Apr 1875, J. Henry Hilboldt.  She had six children, Anna Mary Hilboldt and Eva Winifred Hilboldt died in early childhood, John Henry Hilboldt died aged about 30 years, Grace wife of H. H. Moore, Helen Mary wife of S. M. Misenhimer, both of Jonesboro, and Grover C. Hilboldt, of St. Louis.  She also left four grandchildren and one brother, Henry Evans, of St. Louis.

 

Dr. James I. Hale died Friday (3 Oct 1924) at home at Hale Sanitarium in Anna, of heart attack, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member.  He was born 16 Apr 1844, in a log cabin on a farm now the city of Anna.  He was apprenticed to Adam Lence, a farmer, when aged 6 years and remained until age 18.  He married on 17 Oct 1865, in Caledonia, Pulaski County, Mary J. Wilson, who died in April 1910.  He had five children, of whom two died in infancy.  One daughter, Flora Bingaman, died in December 1922.  He enlisted in Co. C, 109th Infantry in August 1862 and in the service decided to become a doctor.  He studied medicine after the war with Dr. S. S. Condon.  In the fall of 1868 he entered Chicago Medical College.  In May 1869 he began practice at Saratoga and moved soon to Penninger, where from 1870 to 1872 he was postmaster.  In 1872 he returned to Anna and in fall of 1873 entered Chicago Medical College, graduating in 1874.  He established a practice in Anna and from 1883 to 1910 was associated with Dr. S. C. Martin.  He was commissioned surgeon of the 11th Regiment Illinois National Guard in 1877 with the rank of major and continued for five years.  He then became the local pension examiner for eight years.  He was city councilman from 1874 to 1876 and from 1882 to 1884 and was Union County coroner from 1881 to 1885.  In 1900 he erected and opened Hale Sanitarium.  He was founder of Southern Illinois Medical Society and was a member of American Medical Association, Illinois Medical Society, and Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.    He became a Mason in 1871, a Royal Arch Chapter member in 1877, and Knights Templar in 1886.  He was a member of Hiawatha Lodge No. 219 of I. O. O. F., G. A. R. and the American Legion.  He left two sons, Dr. John A. Hale, of Bush, and Dr. E.V. Hale, of Anna; and one grandson, Norbert Hale.

 

17 Oct 1924:

Mary E. Brown Eddleman died 16 Oct 1924, at home in Jonesboro, aged 70 years, 4 months, 16 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 31 May 1854, in Olmsted, Pulaski County, the daughter of Henry and Rebecca Corbin.  She joined Salem Lutheran Church on 7 Jan 1923.  She left two daughters, Jennie wife of Walter Hunsaker, of Avard, Okla., and Georgia Campbell, of Chicago; one son, Charles E. Brown, of Paragould, Ark.; two sisters, Mattie Tinsley, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. L. D. Hileman, of Mill Creek. (See also 31 Oct 1924, issue.)

 

Oliver Walter Trainer was shot and killed 3 Oct 1924, at Wolf Lake, aged 19 years, and was buried in Walkerís Hill Cemetery, Jackson County.  His funeral was at the Methodist Epsicopal church in Grand Tower.  He was born 29 Jan 1905, four miles north of Wolf Lake, the son of George Trainer.  He attended school at Carbondale Normal and in 1922 worked at Granite City. In the fall of 1923 he enrolled at Grand Tower High School and graduated in 1924.  He won a scholarship to Chilicothe Business College.  He began teaching at Cauble School in 1924. He left his father, mother, two brothers, four sisters, and one brother-in-law.  His name was also recorded as Oscar Traynor.  Logan Randles and Harris Randles were charged with the murder and arrested.  In April 1925, Logan Randles, aged 50 years, received life in prison, and his brother, Harrison Randles, aged 36 years, was given 20 years in prison.  Another brother, Milas Randles, aged 42 years, fled after the murder and was said to have been the one who killed Trainer.  All the brothers were single and worked on farms in the area of Wolf Lake.  Their names are also recorded as Randle.  (See also 7 Nov 1924, 27 Mar 1925, and 3 Apr 1925, issues.)

 

Mary M. (Shore) Schaffer died 13 Oct 1924, at home in Jonesboro, aged 87 years, 5 months, 5 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 3 May 1837, in Ohio, daughter of John C. and Christine Shore.  Her parents were from Germany and soon after her birth moved to Union County and lived two miles west of Jonesboro.  She joined German Lutheran Church in her girlhood.  She married on 3 Apr 1864, Frederick Schaffer, who died 24 Jun 1904.  She had six children, of whom two sons and one daughter preceded her in death.  She left one son, John Frederick Schaffer, of Bonnettís Mill, Mo.; two daughters, Ona Ottilia wife of Ed Butler and Clara Helen Brown, both of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Her son, John Schaffer was unable to attend her funeral because he was ill.  A card of thanks from the family included the name Mrs. Cedric Weston.  (See also 24 Oct 1924, issue.)

 

Infant daughter of Cecil Baldwin died Wednesday (15 Oct 1924) of malnutrition, aged 3 months, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She lived on West Davie Street in Anna.

 

24 Oct 1924:

Alma Agnes Wright died Wednesday (22 Oct 1924) at home in Reynoldsville.  She was the little daughter of Wayne Wright.

 

31 Oct 1924:

Bessie Chandler committed suicide Monday (27 Oct 1924) by drinking carbolic acid at home on North Green Street in Anna, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the wife of Walter Chandler and the daughter of James Lynn.

 

Nettie Harness died last Friday (24 Oct 1924) at home near Charleston, Mo., aged 57 years, and was buried in Charleston Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (Reed) Misenhimer, of Jonesboro.  Her husband died years ago.  She left one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Stricker; two grandchildren, of Charleston, Mo., one half sister, Mrs. A. W. Hargrave; and one half brother, Paul Misenhimer, of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

M. A. Lee Lantz died 29 Oct 1924, aged 62 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was struck by train No. 465 southbound on the M. & O. Railroad, half mile west of Jonesboro depot.  He was born 5 Apr 1862, the son of John Lantz, of near Van Wert, Iowa.  He married on 11 Mar 1920, in Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Annie Williams Powell. They lived in Galveston, Texas, and moved to Jonesboro in July 1924, from Cobden. He worked for George Hankla building a new house on the Cruse farm near Jonesboro.  There was a coronerís inquest.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church in Anna.  He left a widow, one sister, and five brothers, of Van Wert, Iowa.  (See also 7 Nov 1924, issue.)

 

Mrs. J. R. Henry died at Ft. Meagher, Fla.  Her husband was former pastor of the Presbyterian church in Anna.  He also left two daughters, Lucille Henry and Catherine Henry.

 

Franklin Buchanan Coffman died 28 Oct 1924, at home four miles west of Jonesboro, of cancer of the tongue, aged 66 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  He was born 1 Jan 1858, in Paris, Tenn.  He came to Illinois with his parents when 7 and settled in Hamilton County.  He married on 10 Feb 1876, in Hamilton County, Judy E. Smith.  He had 10 children, of whom two, Monroe Coffman and Minnie Menees, preceded him in death.  He joined the Baptist Church in 1886.  In 1890 he moved to Union County.  He left a widow, five sons, Columbus A. Coffman, of Howard, Kan., James F. Coffman, Riley J. Coffman, Fred Coffman, and Francis Coffman, all of Jonesboro; three daughters, Margaret Sansom, Sarah Russell, of Jonesboro, and Ada Harris, of Energy, Williamson County; 23 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and three brothers, W. R. Coffman, of Mt. Carmel, J. M. Coffman, of Anna, and one brother in Missouri.

 

7 Nov 1924:

An apple peddler was killed Wednesday (5 Nov 1924) in Mounds, Pulaski County.

 

14 Nov 1924:

Thomas J. Patterson died Wednesday (12 Nov 1924) at the home of his father-in-law, L. A. Wiggs, of pneumonia, aged 32 years, and was buried in Doniphan, Mo.  He served in France in World War I and was slightly wounded at Argonne Forest.  He married on 20 Nov 1923, Eva Wiggs. He left a widow.

 

21 Nov 1924:

Robert M. Rendleman died Wednesday (19 Nov 1924) at home in Wolf Lake, aged 59 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He left a widow and children.

 

Helen Pansy Johnson died 18 Nov 1924, aged 4 months, 6 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Casper Church.  She was the daughter of H. V. Johnson, of Jonesboro.

 

Thomas Leighton Williams died 17 Nov 1924, at home in Anna, of abscess of liver, aged 59 years, 4 months, 1 day, and was buried in Trinity Cemetery east of Anna.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church, which he joined in February 1924.  He married on 27 Jul 1899, Flora Bloomfield.  They had no children, but reared three orphan girls.  He left two brothers and two sisters.

 

28 Nov 1924:

Jake Graham died last Wednesday (19 Nov 1924?) at Cairo, Alexander County.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Dongola.  He was a watchman on the bridge over the river at Cairo and was hit by the open doors of a box car on a freight train.  His body was taken to the home of his brother, Will Graham, in Dongola.  He left a widow, a son, Lester Goodman; a stepson, Otis McClain; and a stepdaughter, Iva McClain.

 

Luella C. Hileman died 23 Nov 1924, at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal Church, which she joined in March 1895.  She was born 28 Dec 1876, on a farm near Jonesboro, the daughter of John F. and Clementine (Ware) Hileman.  Her father died when she was 4 and her mother when she was 13.  She married on 16 Jun 1895, Robert L. Hileman.  She was a member of Jonesboro Eastern Star.  Less than one year ago she moved to her home on Heacock Street.  She had two children, Claude Hileman and Lucille Stephens, both of Jonesboro.  She also left two brothers, Willis W. Hileman and Henry G. Hileman, and one sister, Belle Baker.

 

Emma Jane Corzine died Sunday (23 Nov 1924), at home, of erysipelas.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of Jimmy Corzine.  She left her parents, three sisters, Vivia Corzine, Coline Corzine, and Betty Louise Corzine; and two brothers, Kenneth Corzine and James Corzine.

 

Winstead Davie ďWinsĒ Walton committed suicide 24 Nov 1924,  on the west porch of his home in the bottoms, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He shot himself in the head with a 32 caliber revolver.  His wife and daughter Louise were in the house at the time.  He left a note to his brother, Ed Walton.  His cotton crop of 300 to 400 acres had failed.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He was born 12 Feb 1856, on the Walton farm near Anna, the oldest son of James K. and Serena (Davie) Walton and a grandson of Winstead Davie.  He was educated at the city schools in Anna and at Jacksonville Business College.  He married on 20 Feb 1895, Anna Bush, of Anna.  He was the Democrat candidate for state treasurer in 1914.  He left a widow, two daughters, Louise Walton, at home, and Mary wife of John Hill; one granddaughter, one sister, Mrs. Will R. Merker, of Belleville; and five brothers, Ed B. Walton and James K. Walton, of Anna, William Walton, of Seattle, Wash., Dr. Charles C. Walton and Dr. Samuel Walton, of Chicago.

 

D. Mitchell Neighbors died Saturday (21 Nov 1925) at St. Maryís Infirmary, Cairo, Alexander County, of injuries from when he was struck by a hook while logging, aged 26 years.  He lived in Alto Pass. 

 

5 Dec 1924:

Paul Young died Sunday (30 Nov 1924), of burns, aged 1 month, and was buried in Leyerle Cemetery.  He was born 30 Oct 1924, the son of Everett Young.  His mother went to the barn to milk and left her 6-year-old daughter to care for the baby.  His blanket caught on fire and the girl carried the baby to the porch and then ran to get her mother.  He left his parents, one sister, and two brothers.

 

19 Dec 1924:

G. T. Penninger died Sunday (14 Dec 1924) of pneumonia, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was born 27 Jul 1857, at Lick Creek.  He married Susan McGinnis, who died in 1883.  They had two children, Mollie Penninger, at home, and Walter Penninger, of Tamms, Alexander County.  He married on 5 Apr 1885, Olive Toler.  They had one son, Clarence Penninger, of Herrin, Williamson County.  He was the oldest employee of the hospital in Anna.

 

Linford O. Whitnel died Wednesday (17 Dec 1924) in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, aged about 62 years.  He grew up in Johnson County.  He practiced law and was a Democrat candidate for Congress 25 years ago.  He was the chief counsel for Missouri Pacific Railroad Company.  He left a widow, two sons, and one daughter.

 

Sam Baker died Friday (12 Dec 1924) at home of heart trouble, aged 49 years, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.  His funeral was at Big Creek Church.  He left a widow, one son, Joe Baker; and one daughter, Mada Baker.

 

26 Dec 1924:

Mrs. Frank J. Snider died Thursday last week (18 Dec 1924), at home in Illmo, Mo., aged 61 years, and was buried in Illmo Cemetery.  She used to live in Jonesboro.  She was the stepsister of Ed Lee, of Jonesboro.  She left one son, Walter E. Willis, of Illmo, Mo., two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, George W. Morris, of Murphysboro, Jackson County; and four sisters.