Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1925

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

2 Jan 1925:

Paul Miller died 26 Dec 1924, at home on the land once owned by his grandfather, aged 80 years.  His grandfather Miller emigrated from North Carolina.  He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church.  He married on 22 Mar 1866, Malinda Nordmeyer.  They had three sons and eight daughters.  He moved to Jonesboro in 1912.  He organized and was president of the Union County Soldiers and Sailors Association.  He was elected president of his regimental organization at a reunion in Vicksburg.  He was a member of the G. A. R. and the American Legion.  He left nine children, Syrenus Miller, of Tamms, Alexander County, Seth Miller, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Harley Miller, of East St. Louis, Clara Belle Lingle, of Tamms, Flora Miller, Izora Poole, Irene wife of Fred Jeffries, of East St. Louis, Minna Miller, of East St. Louis, and Ada Hale of Alexander County; 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  (See also 11 Jul 1924, issue.)

 

9 Jan 1925:

Mrs. Elizabeth Nagel died and her funeral was Tuesday (6 Jan 1925) at Paducah, Ky.  She was a cousin of James L. Wahl.

 

Mrs. Albert D. Corzine died 2 Jan 1925, at home in Anna, of pneumonia, aged 62 years, 11 months, 28 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church, of which she was a member.  She used to live at Balcom.

 

Huldah ďHildaĒ (Bartruff) Brown died 1 Jan 1925, at her home near Anna, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. She was born east of Anna, near Ebenezer Church, the daughter of Frederick and Mary Bartruff.  She joined Ebenezer Church at an early age and remained a member until October 1923, when she joined Vineland Baptist Church.  She lived near Balcom during her childhood.  She married in August 1914, William Otis Brown, of Jonesboro.  They had three sons and one daughter.  She also left four brothers and two sisters.

 

Howard Dale died Tuesday (6 Jan 1925) at home in Balcom, aged 17 years, and was buried in Leyerle Cemetery.  His funeral was at Big Creek Church.  He left his father, Will Dale; his mother, seven brothers, and four sisters.

 

Mrs. John Leyerle died Monday (5 Jan 1925) and was buried in Leyerle Graveyard.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Church.  She left a husband, three sons, Saran Leyerle, of California, Bill Leyerle, of Cash, and Everett Leyerle, of Balcom; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Worstman, of Dongola, and Mrs. Charles Holshouser, of Anna.  (See also 23 Jan 1925, issue.)

 

16 Jan 1925:

Henry Heilig died 12 Jan 1925, at home in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 63 years.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Church south of Jonesboro.  He was born near Mill Creek.  He left a widow, Ollie Heilig; and four children, Everette Heilig, Elmer Heilig, Alma Heilig, and Clara Heilig.

 

Charles Dinkens died yesterday (15 Jan 1925) after he fell 19 feet from the rafters at the construction site for First National Bank in Jonesboro, aged about 45 years, and was buried at New Castle, Ind., where he had lived.  He left a widow.  (See also 23 Jan 1925, issue.)

 

Oard Glasco died Friday (9 Jan 1925) after he was stabbed in the right temple Thursday night (8 Jan 1925) at a farewell party in the bottoms, aged 17 years.  He was reportedly stabbed by John Goodman, aged 22 years, a son of Newt Goodman, a farmer in the bottoms near Ware.  There was a coronerís inquest.  The party was at the home of Charles Harris on the Dubois farm near Miller Pond school house.  Goodman, Benton Hancock, and others came from Ware.  Glasco and Hancock got into a fight in the house and were ejected by Harris.  After the stabbing, Goodman fled through a corn field.  Hancock and Goodman were arrested and Hancock was later released.  Goodman was tried and acquitted.  (See also 3 Apr 1925, issue.)

 

Benjamin Bloodworth died last Sunday (11 Jan 1925) at the home of his son, Al Bloodworth, on the Marshall Rendleman farm, aged 74 years, and was buried in McGinnis Cemetery.  He left five sons.

 

Infant daughter of Al Bloodworth died Sunday (11 Jan 1925) of pneumonia, aged 3 months, and was buried in McGinnis Cemetery.

 

23 Jan 1925:

William Franklin ďFrankĒ Leyerle died 16 Jan 1925, aged 61 years, 1 months, 9 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 7 Dec 1864.  He married on 10 Sep 1889, Minnie Rushing, who died 23 Apr 1892.  They had one daughter.  He married on 27 Feb 1898, Edith Smith.  They had one daughter.  He joined Big Creek Baptist Church in 1887.  He spent most of his life near Balcom and moved to Jonesboro five years ago.  He was police magistrate in Jonesboro.  He left two daughters, Grace Miller, of Anna, and Elsie Bauer, of Winnebago, Minn.; three grandsons, James Miller, Norman Bauer, and Glenn Bauer; an aged mother, one brother, and three sisters.  (See also 30 Jan 1924, issue.)

 

Ella Elizabeth Girtman died 19 Jan 1925, at home in Anna, aged 24 years, 15 days, and was buried at Cobden.  She was born 4 Jan 1901, near Grand Tower, Jackson County, the daughter of James Sprouse.  She married on 23 May 1919, William Glasco, who died 22 Apr 1923, after two years in service in World War I.  They had two children, William Wade Glasco and Charles Raymond Glasco.  She married 2nd Rolla Girtman.  She also left her father, six sisters, and four brothers.

 

30 Jan 1925:

S. Glenn Young died Saturday (24 Jan 1925) after being shot twice through the heart at a cigar store beneath European Hotel in Herrin, Williamson County, aged about 40 years.  After the shootings, Klansmen patrolled the streets, until the Illinois National Guard from Carbondale, Jackson County, arrived and took charge.  His funeral, led by the Klan, was at First Baptist Church in Herrin.  His wife, Pearl B. Young, of Watseka, filed for divorce from him on 2 Jun 1923.  He left a widow and a baby, aged 18 months.

 

Ora Thomas died Saturday (24 Jan 1925) at Herrin, Williamson County, after he was shot through the forehead.

 

Ed Forbes was killed Saturday (24 Jan 1925) at Herrin, Williamson County.  He was a Klansman.

 

Homer W. Warren was killed Saturday (24 Jan 1925) at Herrin, Williamson County.  He was a Klansman.

 

Caesar Cagle was murdered 8 Feb 1924, in Williamson County.

 

Arnaud A. Fasig died at home in Anna, and was temporarily placed in the R. Johnson vault in Anna Cemetery until his own vault could be built in Jonesboro Cemetery, where he was moved in August 1925.  He went to Florida for his health last winter and spent several months in at hospital in St. Louis.  He was born 16 Dec 1869, in Terre Haute, Ind., the son of Daniel Fasig.  He married on 18 Dec 1893, Sarah DeVoe Perrine, of Anna.  He organized in 1896 Fasig & Perrine Co., and manufactured ice.  In 1898 he built a plant in Carbondale, Jackson County and a third one in Marion, Williamson County.  In 1900 the company was reorganized as Fruit Growers Refrigerating & Power Company.  He also erected an electric railway from Anna State Hospital to Jonesboro and built a power plant in Anna to supply electric current.  In 1905 he was given a 10-year contract to supply ice to Illinois Central Railroad at Mounds and organized Central Ice Company and erected an ice plant at Mounds.  In 1908 he organized Illinois Kaolin Company to develop clay property five miles northwest of Anna.  He was given a 10-year contract in 1921 for ice at Centralia for the Illinois Central.  He began building a cement plant one mile north of Jonesboro.  He left a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Gail Wilson, of Anna, and one brother, Curtis O. Fasig, of Kansas City, Mo.

 

A. George Britton died 21 Jan 1925, in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Christian Church.  He was born 24 Apr 1840, in Atica, Ind., the son of David and Mary Britton.  He came to Illinois with his parents to Kankakee County.  He moved to Ashkum and farmed.  At age 22 he enlisted in Co. D, 67th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on 2 Jun 1862, and was honorably discharged the same year.  In 1865 he moved to Anna.  He married on 18 Nov 1866, Harriet E. Hoyt, of Watseka, who died 2 Jun 1921.  He was justice of the peace in Anna Precinct, city clerk in 1876 and from 1879 to 1882, and alderman in 1884 and 1885. He was a member of Anna Masonic Lodge No. 520.  He moved to Waukegan and lived with his daughter until 17 Dec 1923, when he had a stroke.  He had three children, two of whom were living, Mrs. C. B. Menees, of Anna, and W. D. Britton, of Centralia.  He also left a half sister, Blanche Britton, of Momence, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Junior Harold Aden died 18 Jan 1925, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.  He was the son of Pete Aden.

 

James Nelson Wood died Saturday (24 Jan 1925) at the box factory on East Vienna Street, Anna, of heart trouble, and was buried in the family vault in Anna Cemetery.  His son, John Wood, in business with his father, saw him fall, but when he reached him, he was already dead.  He was born 22 Dec 1856, on a farm in Johnson County, the son of Henry and Catherine Wood.  At age 13, he moved to Anna with his father.  He was employed in R. B. Stinsonís stave and heading factory and learned the cooperís trade.  He manufactured barrels and in 1900 began making vegetable and fruit packages.  He married in 1878 Margaret Faulkner.  They had three children.  In 1883 his wife and two children died.  In 1888 he married Alice Maxfield.  They had 11 children.  He left a widow and eight children, Mrs. S. E. Bishop and Fred Wood, of St. Louis, Glenn Wood, of Vienna, Johnson County, Mrs. H. A. Stokes, of Kankakee, Harry H. Wood, John H. Wood, Helen Beatrice Wood, and Orlena Juanita Wood, of Anna; four grandchildren.

 

Fred C. Peters died last Friday (23 Jan 1925) at home north of Anna, after a heart attack on Wednesday (21 Jan 1925), and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He lived alone, but his daughter, Bertha Wiggs, was with him during his illness.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  He was born 10 Sep 1847, in Bieden, near Nordhausen, Provence Saxony.  He was baptized and confirmed at a Lutheran church in Germany.  He was apprenticed to a miller, but in 1866 enlisted in the Prussian Cavalry.  He immigrated to America in 1874 and became a miller and farmer.  He married on 11 Dec 1879, at her house south of Anna, Catherine Matheus, who died 7 Apr 1892.  He did not join a church in America, but all of his children were baptized and confirmed at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna.  He had eight children, of whom four were living, Fredia Peters, of Chicago, Bertha Wiggs, of Jonesboro, Ida Rettig, of Milan, and Mary Peters, of Chicago.

 

6 Feb 1925:

Nannie E. Rich died yesterday (5 Feb 1925).  Her funeral was at the home of James Lingle.  She was born 14 May 1853, in Jonesboro, the oldest daughter of Nelson and Harriet A. Lingle.  She taught school in Union County and then studied music and piano in St. Louis.  She married on 22 Mar 1883, Lafayette Rich.  He was deputy sheriff and sheriff of Union County.  They moved to a farm seven miles west of Jonesboro about a year ago.  She left her husband, four brothers, James Lingle, Will L. Lingle, and John E. Lingle, of Jonesboro, and Charles M. Lingle, of Waukegan.  (See also 13 Feb 1925, issue.)

 

John W. Eddleman died last Monday (2 Feb 1925) of Brightís disease, aged 68 years, 1 month, 19 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Church.  He was born on a farm near Dongola, the son of Eli Eddleman.  He married on 10 Jul 1887, Mary Casper.  They had nine children, of whom seven were living, all in Union County, except Mrs. Louie Davis, of St. Louis.  He also left two brothers, Dr. William M. Eddleman, of Anna, and James C. Eddleman, of Dongola; and one sister, Mrs. George Penninger, of Mt. Pleasant.

 

Philip Farmer was shot and killed last Saturday (31 Jan 1925) at Herrin, Williamson County.  He was from Eldorado.

 

13 Feb 1925:

Norman Rolla Treece died 9 Feb 1925, at home west of Jonesboro, aged 22 years, 21 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  He was born one mile west of the state hospital, the son of Robert Treece.  He left his father, one sister, Mabel Treece; and one brother, Curtis Treece, of Anna.

 

William H. Ballard died 11 Feb 1925, aged 78 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church, of which he was a member.  He was born 17 Aug 1847, at Raleigh, N.C.  He came to Jonesboro before 1870 and was a marble cutter.  Much of his work is in Jonesboro and other Union County cemeteries.  He had a marble yard in Jonesboro until a few months ago.  He was a member of the I. O. O. F.  He married on 1 Mar 1895, Olivia McIntosh.  They had one son, Bryan Ballard, who was employed in a state institution in Lincoln, Neb.  He married Isabel Provo.  They had one daughter and one son.  His daughterís son, Clarence McLellan, lives at Ada, Okla.  His widow was at Hot Springs, Ark., when he died and arrived later with her nephew, Robert Angell, of Hot Springs, Ark.  (See also 20 Feb 1925, issue.)

 

Mr. Muma died recently, aged 49 years.  He was the manager of Paul R. Green, the son of John H. Green.

 

Julia A. Davie died 7 Feb 1925, at home in Jonesboro, of influenza and pneumonia, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her son, Dr. Joseph Davie, arrived a few hours before her death.  Her funeral was at her residence.  She was born 22 Aug 1844, in Alkoven, on the Danube River, in Austria.  When she was 10 and a pupil in a Catholic convent, she sang before Emperor Francis Joseph when with his young bride he stopped at Alkoven.  She remembered the blue Danube as a muddy, yellowish stream.  She came to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Pickel, in 1855.  On the same ship with them were the future Mrs. John G. Soergel, now of Dallas, Texas, and her parents.  She settled on a farm a few miles south of Jonesboro.  She was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Kornthal.  She married in 1867, Daniel S. Davie, who died in 1919.  She has lived in Anna, on a farm in the Mississippi Bottoms, on a farm on the hill, west of Jonesboro, and her final years at Jonesboro.   She had six children, of whom five were living, James W. Davie, of Cramp Construction, Philadelphia, Pa., Elnora K. Davie, at home, Mrs. Bruce Parmelee, of Springfield, Idaho, Dr. Joseph Davie, of St. Louis, Mrs. E. E. Sims, of Mona, Wyo.  She also left four stepchildren, Samuel F. Davie, Mrs. James Norris, of Anna, Mrs. Nell Hallam, of Springfield, Mo., and Mrs. T. W. Hughen, of Port Arthur, Texas; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

 

Mary E. Smith died 8 Feb 1925, at the home of J. A. Tygett, near Aldridge, of pneumonia and heart trouble, aged 58 years, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Carbondale, Jackson County.  She was born near Makanda, the daughter of William Thetford.  She left a husband, Frank Smith, but no children.  She was a member of the Tygett family for 35 years.

 

Mrs. Mary Deitrich died Monday (9 Feb 1925) of a stroke. Her funeral was at Murphysboro, Jackson County.  She was born and raised at Balcom.

 

Dr. C. L. Otrich died 5 Feb 1925, at Sesser, aged 75 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born in Union County.  He was on the first board of trustees of Stinson Library and an early promoter of the limestone crusher known as Anna Stone Company when it first opened.  He was a druggist in Union County and moved to Sesser in 1917.  His wife died 13 Feb 1924. He left two sons, T. Mark Otrich, of Florida, and Lowell Otrich, of Decatur; two daughters, Mrs. Nina McHarry, of Sesser, and Mrs. Gladys Phillips, of Benton, Franklin County; and one brother, George W. Otrich.

 

20 Feb 1925:

Rev. W. W. Hodge died 15 Feb 1925, at Highland.  He was the brother of J. H. Hodge, of Anna, and used to live in Anna.

 

S. M. Dillow died and his Modern Woodman of America insurance policy paid $1,000.

 

James M. Coffman died Monday (16 Feb 1925) at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born 22 Apr 1853, in Tennessee, the son of William F. and Susie M. Coffman.  He came to Illinois when quite young.  He lived in White and Williamson counties and came to Anna about 30 years ago.  He was a brick mason.  He was elected alderman three times.  He married 53 years ago Margaret Simmons.  He had eight children, of whom seven were living, Alonzo J. Coffman, John Coffman, Ernest Coffman, and Mrs. Robert M. Choate, of Anna; Mrs. Isa Wallace, of Cairo, Alexander County; Mrs. Morton Wilhoit, and Mrs. Alvin Sponsler, of Carbondale, Jackson County.  He also left a foster daughter, Evelyn Coffman, and two brothers, Marion Coffman, of Matthews, Mo., and W. R. Coffman, of Mt. Carmel.

 

Perry Burton Turner died 13 Feb 1925, at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He had been confined to his bed since last November.  He was born 27 Jan 1854, near Lick Creek.  He came to Jonesboro when 8 years old and lived with William Nisbet and worked on his farm west of Jonesboro.  He married in 1878 Sarah Carter, who died in 1889.  They had six children, of whom four were living, Mrs. B. B. Ferrell, of Jonesboro, Mrs. A. J. Hunsaker, of Danville, John Turner, of Anna, Mrs. O. J. Lewis, of Jonesboro.  He married in 1890, Jessie Cozby.  They had six children, of whom five were living, Mrs. R. S. Coleman, Charles Turner, Robert Turner, Gladys Turner, and Thomas Turner, all of Jonesboro, and Carl Turner, of Chicago; 17 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

 

S. M. Dillow died and his Modern Woodman of America insurance policy paid $1,000.

 

Rev. W. W. Hodge died 15 Feb 1925, at Highland.  He was the brother of J. H. Hodge, of Anna, and used to live in Anna.

 

Thomas Trovillion ďBuckĒ Baker was killed instantly 15 Feb 1925, after his auto was struck by a M. & O. freight train two miles west of Jonesboro, aged 52 years, 2 months, 15 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  There was a coronerís inquest.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  A band conducted by F. P. Grear, his first music instructor, played at the funeral.  He was born 30 Nov 1872, near Golconda, Pope County, the third child of Oliver H. and Elizabeth (Trovillion) Baker.  He came to Jonesboro with his parents on 18 Apr 1886.  He worked on his fatherís farm and later engaged in milling. He worked in the hardware store of James Norris, which he later purchased.  He married on 7 Oct 1895, Anna Belle Hileman.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F., the Masonic lodge, Republican Party, Jonesboro board of education, Jonesboro band, and Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce.  He had three children, Mrs. Dorothy Townsend and Mrs. Faye Padgett, both of Shreveport, La., and Zoe Baker, at home.  He also left his widow, his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, of Christopher; six brothers, Philip H. Baker, of Huntington Park, Calif., Dr. Elwood Baker, of Dermott, Ark., James H. Baker, of Denver, Colo., Paul Baker, and Claude Baker, of Anna, and Arthur Baker, of St. Louis; three sisters, Mrs. D. W. Green, of Urbana, Mrs. L. B. Harrison, of Christopher, and Mrs. W. H. Tripp, of Chester, Randolph County; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Townsend, of Shreveport, La.  (See also 27 Feb 1925, and 6 Mar 1925, issues.)

 

James M. Coffman died Monday (16 Feb 1925) at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born 22 Apr 1853, in Tennessee, the son of William F. and Susie M. Coffman.  He came to Illinois when quite young.  He lived in White and Williamson counties and came to Anna about 30 years ago.  He was a brick mason.  He was elected alderman three times.  He married 53 years ago Margaret Simmons.  He had eight children, of whom seven were living, Alonzo J. Coffman, John Coffman, Ernest Coffman, and Mrs. Robert M. Choate, of Anna; Mrs. Isa Wallace, of Cairo, Alexander County; Mrs. Morton Wilhoit, and Mrs. Alvin Sponsler, of Carbondale, Jackson County.  He also left a foster daughter, Evelyn Coffman, and two brothers, Marion Coffman, of Matthews, Mo., and W. R. Coffman, of Mt. Carmel.

 

27 Feb 1925:

Sister of Mrs. Walter Lindsey died Saturday (21 Feb 1925) after being struck by a street at Granite City.

 

Mabel Opal (McLane) Sullivan died 20 Feb 1925, at the home of her mother, Nora McLane, and was buried in Anna Cemetery  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna.  She was born 12 Oct 1899, near Anna.  Her father, M. F. McLane, died in 1912.  She was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church.  She married in 1919 David Sullivan.  They had two children, Alice Marie Sullivan, aged 4 years, and Pauline Lucille Sullivan, who died about a year ago.  She left her husband, child, mother, one sister, Nina McLane, and two bothers, Doyle McLane and Orland McLane, all of Anna.

 

Amos Baker died the early part of February 1925, at Metropolis, Massac County.  He was the brother of O. H. Baker.  He left one sister, the only surviving member of 17 children, Mrs. Will Burnett, of Helena, Ark.

 

Mrs. Belle (Baker) Cox died early part of February 1925, at Temple Hill.  She was the sister of O. H. Baker.  She left one sister, the only surviving member of 17 children, Mrs. Will Burnett, of Helena, Ark.

 

George Edward Conoway died 17 Feb 1925, at home near Wolf Lake, aged 62 years, 10 months, 29 days, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  His funeral was at Beech Grove Church.  He was born 18 Mar 1862.  He married on 12 Dec 1900, Nellie J. Stone.  He left a widow, nine children, and six grandchildren.

 

Andrew J. Goodman died Saturday (21 Feb 1925), at the home of his son, Arthur Goodman, aged 64 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  His funeral was at Cobden Baptist Church.  His wife died 14 years ago.  He left five sons, one daughter, and 15 grandchildren.

 

Infant daughter of Jimmy Foster, of Balcom, was born and died Sunday (22 Feb 1925) and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.

 

Grandfather Stone died Saturday (21 Feb 1925) of neuralgia of the heart at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David Corzine, and was buried in the cemetery near Big Creek Church.  His funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  He left two daughters, one son, and one brother.

 

6 Mar 1925:

J. H. Teeter died Tuesday (3 Mar 1925) in his shanty boat on the Big Muddy River at Aldridge, of apoplectic stroke, aged 70 years, and was buried in the soldiersí section of Anna Cemetery.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He was a veteran of the Civil War and a pensioner.  He had lived there about 30 years.  He left two sisters in Indiana.

 

Ruth Corzine died 27 Feb 1925, in San Jose, Calif., of consumption, aged 22 years, and was buried Thursday (5 Mar 1925) in Big Creek Cemetery.  Her mother and two brothers preceded her in death.  She left her father, Truman Corzine, of Balcom; her stepmother, two brothers, one half sister, and four half brothers.  (See also 13 Mar 1925, issue.)

 

Preston M. Ballard died 28 Feb 1925, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born 23 Aug 1850, in Raleigh, N.C.  He married on 22 Feb 1872, Martha Milton, who died 2 Jan 1916.  They had nine children, of whom seven were living.  He married on 26 Apr 1920, Mrs. C. C. Crowell.  He had a stroke of paralysis two years ago and another on 24 Feb 1925.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and the I. O. O. F.  He also left 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

 

13 Mar 1925:

William A. Quayle died last Monday (9 Mar 1925?) at home in Baldwin, Kan., of acute heart attack, aged 64 years.  He was bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

Norma (Nicholson) McCabe died 8 Mar 1925, at home on High Street in Anna, aged 27 years, 3 months, 26 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Norris Funeral Home.  She was the daughter of John and Martha Nicholson.  She married on 8 Feb 1924, Leon McCabe.  She left her husband, parents, three sisters, and two brothers.

 

20 Mar 1925:

Frank S. Rauch died 18 Mar 1925, in Jonesboro, aged 61 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.  He was born 3 Aug 1861, the son of Frank H. and Sarah Rauch.  He came from Ohio with his parents and eight brothers and sisters to Union County when a boy.  He was a member of I. O. O. F.  He married Laura Ledbetter, who died years ago.  He had two sons, Harry Rauch, who died in 1904, and Hobart Rauch.    (See also 27 Mar 1925, issue.)

 

Robert Jean Pribble died 14 Mar 1925, aged 8 months, 11 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the son of Charles A. Pribble.

 

Ceryl Johnson, aged 24 years, and his daughter, Imogene Johnson, aged 4 years, were killed in a gasoline explosion at their home six miles east of Dongola on Thursday (19 Mar 1925?). They died at a hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, a few hours after the accident.  He was the son of County Commissioner Fred Johnson, who lived a half a mile from him.

 

Donald Lee Preston Ballard died last Saturday (14 Mar 1925) at the home of his father, Olva Ballard, of scarlet fever and pneumonia, aged 9 years, 1 months, 26 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He left his parents and three brothers.

 

The tornado on Wednesday (18 Mar 1925) killed 210 at Murphysboro, Jackson County, 118 at DeSoto, Jackson County, 90 at Gorham, Jackson County, 197 at West Frankfort, Franklin County, 27 at McLeansboro, Hamilton County, 20 at Parrish, 12 at Logan, 12 at Benton, Franklin County, 12 at Enfield, 8 at Thompsonville, 6 at Hurst, Williamson County, 4 at Bush, 4 at Akin, 2 at Carmi, White County, and 1 at Grossville.  There were 823 total dead.  (See also 27 Mar 1925, issue.)

 

27 Mar 1925:

Cooper Stout died at his store in Murphysboro, Jackson County, from injuries received two or three days earlier in the tornado.  He was the former U. S. Marshal for Southern Illinois.

 

Wife of Sam Rodman was killed in the storm.  Her husband was an employee of M. & O. Railroad.

 

Mrs. J. F. Phillips died Wednesday (25 Mar 1925) at her home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

Maggie (Stone) Bolton died Saturday (21 Mar 1925) at a hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, from injuries received in the tornado at Gorham, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She used to live in Jonesboro.  She was the wife of J. L. Bolton and a sister of Ford Stone, of Oklahoma.

 

Rev. Dr. W. W. Faris died 14 Mar 1925, in Miami, Fla., aged 81 years.  He was the son of John M. Faris, who used to live on a farm near Anna.  He used to be pastor of the Presbyterian church in Anna and founded The Talk newspaper in Anna in 1883.  He was pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Miami.  He left a widow, three sons, and six daughters.

 

Leonard H. Storm died 23 Mar 1925, at home in Afton, Okla., and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of James K. Walton, in Anna.  He was born 1 Jan 1866, in Decaturville, Tenn., the son of Oliver P. and Emma H. Storm.  He moved to Jonesboro in 1878 and lived on the Mitchell place.  He clerked in his fatherís store in Jonesboro.  He married Ella Reed, the daughter of Francis M. Reed, a farmer in the bottoms at Ware.  He used to be in business in Jonesboro and lived in Afton about 20 years.  He had three children, Leonard Storm, of Georgetown, Texas, married with two children; Marion Storm, of Columbus, Ohio; and Mary Emma Storm, aged 12 years.  He also left one brother, O. J. Storm, of Enid, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. James K. Walton, of Anna, Mrs. Thomas W. Willard, of San Marcos, Texas, and Mrs. Robert M. Renfro, of Carbondale, Jackson County; and his father-in-law, Francis M. Reed, aged 85 years, of Alton, Madison County.  (See also 3 Apr 1925, issue.)

 

Margaret Brown died at the home of her uncle, Harry Gearhart, at Grand Tower, Jackson County, from injuries received in the tornado at Gorham, Jackson County, 10 miles west of Murphysboro, aged 13 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  Her funeral was last Sunday (22 Mar 1925) at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.  She was the daughter of L. W. Brown, principal of Gorham High School, who was in the basement of the school when the storm hit.  The building was destroyed.  She was the niece of W. O. Brown, of Carbondale, Jackson County. 

 

Frances Hammer was killed in the tornado.  She was the daughter of Jake Hammer, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, and granddaughter of Mrs. L. H. Cook, of Anna.

 

J. W. Walker died 22 Mar 1925, of influenza, aged 77 years.  His funeral was at Buncombe.  He was the father of Fred Walker, of Anna.

 

Benjamin J. Johnson died Friday (20 Mar 1925) at 415 North Green Street in Anna, of injuries from being struck last Thursday (19 Mar 1925) by a Ford coupe driven by Charles Cullison, a high school student, at the corner of South Main and Jefferson, aged 71 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He was born 3 Aug 1853, near Bloomfield, Mo., the son of George W. and Sarah (Phillips) Johnson.  He married on 20 Dec 1877, Emma M. Johnson.  They had eight children.  He came to Anna about 1888.  He was a member of the Christian Church.  He was the father of Mrs. G. A. Phelps, of Equality, Gallatin County.  He also left one sister, Mrs. Phillips, of Jonesboro.

 

Charles H. Knupp died 21 Mar 1925, at home in Anna, of pneumonia, aged 50 years, 1 month, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Church.  He was born in Jonesboro and married on 19 Oct 1902, Mattie Ward.  He lived on a farm south of Jonesboro until a few years ago.  He had no children.

 

Alsworth Gregory was killed in the tornado at Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried last Friday (20 Mar 1925) in Anna Cemetery.  He had a grocery with his father, David Gregory, on 19th Street in Murphsyboro, Jackson County, which was demolished by the storm.  His widow and children escaped unhurt.  He was a cousin of Melvin Treece, of Anna.

 

Kate M. (Watkins) Ugron died at home at 447 W. Oak Street in Kankakee, and was buried in St. Rose Cemetery in Kankakee.  Her funeral was at St. Rose Church.  She was born 9 Mar 1860, in Jonesboro.  At the age of 25 she went to Kankakee to work at the state hospital for two or three years.  She married 38 years ago at St. Rose Church, Moses Ugron, who died in February 1924.  She left three children, Mrs. W. H. Davis, Stephen T. Ugron, and Mrs. Thomas B. Larrigan, all of Kankakee; five grandchildren, and one stepbrother, Thomas Glasscock, of Anna.óKankakee Daily Republican, 24th inst.

 

Mrs. John Schiro, her four children, and Mrs. Mollie Huggins, a niece of Mrs. Schiro, were killed in the tornado at their home in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and were buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

Jim Swafford died and his funeral was Sunday (22 Mar 1925) at Murphsyboro, Jackson County.

 

3 Apr 1925:

Susanna E. Phillips died 25 Mar 1925, in Jonesboro, aged 74 years, 3 months, 19 days.  She was born 6 Dec 1850, in Stoddard Co., Mo., the daughter of Wash and Susan Johnson.  She married on 8 Oct 1868, Jacob E. Phillips.  She had eight children.  She joined the Christian Church 50 years ago.  She left three sons, William F. Phillips, Henry Phillips, and Albert Phillips, all of Jonesboro; three daughters, Nettie Phillips and Pearl Gibson, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Minnie Shy, of St. Louis; 17 grandchildren, and seven great-granddaughters.

 

Sarah J. (Crowell) Cavaness died 30 Mar 1925, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetey.  She was born in 1876 and married John Cavaness.  She joined the Baptist Church 25 years ago.  She left her husband, two children, Edward Cavaness and Louise Cavaness; one brother, A. A. Crowell, of Anna, and one sister, Mary Thomas, of Lincoln.

 

Lora L. Sauerbrunn died 23 Mar 1925, at home near Olmsted, Pulaski County, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  She was born 26 Sep 1884, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of Peter and Caroline Duerckheimer.  She married on 6 Jun 1906, William A. Sauerbrunn, and moved to Olmsted.  She had six sons and two daughters, Otto Sauerbrunn, Thomas Sauerbrunn, Louis Sauerbrunn, Frieda Sauerbrunn, Wilma Sauerbrunn, Willie Sauerbrunn, Edward Sauerbrunn, and Cecil Sauerbrunn.  She also left her husband, parents, and two sisters, Mrs. C. J. Ecker, of St. Louis, and Lena Duerckheimer, of Jonesboro.

 

Della (Gerhart) Brown died 26 Mar 1925, in St. Maryís Infirmary, Cairo, Alexander County, from injuries received in the tornado on 18 Mar 1925, aged 43 years, 6 months, 4 days.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.  She was born and reared in Alto Pass.  She lived in Gorham and was the wife of L. W. Brown.  Her only child, Margaret Brown, was also killed by the tornado.  She left two brothers, Harry Gerhart, a merchant at Grand Tower, Jackson County, and B. L. Gerhart, of Anna; and a married sister at Irvington.

 

10 Apr 1925:

Charles A. Gore died last Saturday (4 Apr 1925), at Anna State Hospital, aged 73 years, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, near his boyhood home in Pulaski County.  He had been at the hospital a few months after having a stroke of apoplexy.  His body was taken by his nephew, Don Gore, of near Olmsted, Pulaski County.  His funeral was at Center Church.  He used to work at the state hospital.  J. A. Worthington, of Anna, was a cousin.

 

Dr. William M. Eddleman died 1 Apr 1925, at hom in Anna, of abdominal aneurism or blood tumor, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  He was born 22 Mar 1858, near Dongola, the son of Eli and Mary Eddleman.  At age 19 he entered Ewing College and remained five months.  In 1878 he entered Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso and graduated in June 1880.  He also attended Kentucky School of Medicine and the hospital college in Louisville.  In the fall of 1883 he entered the medical department of University of Tennessee in Nashville and graduated in 1882.  He located in Anna in June 1882 and started his medical practice.  He was elected mayor in 1897, 1901, 1903, and 1909 and served a term as Union County coroner.  He married on 27 Mar 1887, Dora E. Sifford.  He left a widow, two sons, Dr. Will Eddleman, of Rosebud, S.D., and Glenn Eddleman, of Dongola; and one sister, Mrs. George Penninger, of Mt. Pleasant.

 

John H. Willis died 31 Mar 1925, in his barn near Anna, of pulmonary hemorrhage, aged 63 years, 27 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He had a coughing spell, which brought the hemorrhage.  His funeral was at his residence.  He was born 4 Mar 1862, in Woodville, Ky.  He married on 25 Nov 1878, Cora Anna Gregory.  One daughter preceded him in death.  He was a member of the I. O. O. F., Rebekah, and Knights of Pythias lodges and the Baptist Church.  He lived in Anna many years and was engaged in hotel work.  He left four sons, Mack Willis, John Willis, Frank Willis, and George Willis, all at home; one daughter, Zudora Willis, at home; four brothers, Robert L. Willis and Joe Willis, of Anna, Charles Willis, of Dallas, Texas, and Frank Willis, of Eureka Springs, Ark.; and one sister, Mrs. M. E. Gates, of Washington, D.C.

 

17 Apr 1925:

Dr. J. A. Leavitt died 10 Apr 1925, in Lincoln, Neb., and was buried at Caseyville.  He used to be president of Ewing College.

 

Infant son of Dewey Brown died 9 Apr 1925, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 17 Mar 1925.

 

Arlett Franklin Bradley died 9 Apr 1925, in Anna.  He was born 18 Mar 1881, near Moscow, in Johnson County, the son of M. R. and Delaine V. Bradley.  He married on 23 Dec 1902, Cora V. Ragsdale.  He had four children.

 

Frank L. Harris died Tuesday (14 Apr 1925) at home at 5330 Pershing Ave., in St. Louis, Mo., of apoplexy, aged 68 years, and was buried at Richview.  He was division passenger agent for the M. & O. Railroad at St. Louis, and had worked for the railroad 40 years.  He used to conduct a hotel at Anna and was chief clerk at the Halliday in Cairo, Alexander County, for a year or so.  He left a widow, Ionetta (Drew) Harris.

 

David Franklin Mackey died 10 Apr 1925, at the home of his daughter, Anna Yandell, in Kankakee, aged 79 years, 2 months, 28 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.  He was born 12 Jan 1846, near Mountain Glenn, the son of Joshua and Anna (Masters) Mackey.  He joined the Baptist Church at age 14 and joined First Baptist Church in Jonesboro in March 1900.  He was a carpenter and came to Jonesboro over 30 years ago.  He married on 15 Apr 1875, Dortha Rebecca Rinehart, who died 20 Apr 1913.  They had two sons and three daughters, all living.  He left his children, Anna Yandell, of Kankakee, John H. Mackey, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, Charles E. Mackey, of Memphis, Tenn., Stella Morgan, of Jewett, Mrs. Elmer Oder, of Chicago; seven grandchildren, and one older brother, John M. Mackey, of Anna.

 

24 Apr 1925:

Ivan Stanton was found dead yesterday (23 Apr 1925?) south of Jonesboro on M. & O. Railroad track, aged about 30 years.  There was a coronerís inquest.  Papers on his body identified him as being from Moselle, Miss.  His body was sent to Pensacola, Fla.  Charles Stanton wired funds to pay the expense and there was $35 found on the body.  (See also 1 May 1925, issue.)

 

Levi Johnson died 13 Apr 1925, at the home of his grandson, Ford Johnson, of Alto Pass, and was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

 

1 May 1925:

Beatrice Baysinger died and her funeral was last Sunday (26 Apr 1925) at Grand Tower, Jackson County, aged 19 years.  She was the granddaughter of Allen Hargrave, of Jonesboro.

 

Dr. T. J. Baker died last Thursday (23 Apr 1925).  His funeral was at Marion, Williamson County.  He was the son of Dr. M. D. Baker, formerly of Annna State Hospital.  He was a teacher.

 

8 May 1925:

Margaret Elizabeth (Bartlett) Manus died 5 May 1925, at home in Jonesboro, aged 70 years, 1 month, 16 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  She was born 19 Mar 1855, in Union County, the third child of Siebern and Sarah Jane Bartlett.  She married on 3 Aug 1880, Tilman Manus, Jr.  She was the mother of nine children.  The children who preceded her in death were Maudie Manus, Myrtle Manus, and Mrs. J. L. Tweedy.  She joined the Methodist church in Anna early in life and transferred to the Methodist church in Jonesboro.   She left six children, Ed Tweedy, Mrs. C. E. Brown, Harry Manus, all of Jonesboro, Joe Manus, of Anna, Mrs. Will Wallace, of Kaolin, and Mrs. Rev. H. E. Lockard, of Beaver Creek..  (See also 15 May 1925 issue.)

 

Earl Casper died from injuries received when he was struck by a train Monday (4 May 1925) at Neelyís Landing, Mo., aged 22 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the night watchman on the Frisco Railway.  He left a widow, whom he married a year ago, the daughter of Ivy McLain, of Neelyís Landing, Mo.  He also left his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Casper, of four miles southwest of Jonesboro, one brother, and one sister.

 

15 May 1925:

Mary Elizabeth (Uffendill) Hunsaker died yesterday (14 May 1925) at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro, of which she was a member.  She was born 28 Aug 1862, in Cobden.  She married on 26 Sep 1880, Andrew J. Hunsaker, at the residence of Judge Thomas Hileman.  She lived in Cobden and moved to Jonesboro in 1891, buying property on North Main Street.  She left three sons, Dr. Robert E. Hunsaker, of Los Angeles, Calif., Holly R. Hunsaker, who was reached in Tennessee, but could not come home, and Claude Hunsaker, of St. Louis; one daughter, Mrs. Grover C. Baker, of St. Louis; nine grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Rendleman, of Little Rock, Ark.  (See also 22 May 1925, issue.)

 

Joseph J. Kuykendall died Friday (8 May 1925) at home in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 77 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Cairo.  He was a merchant in Cairo.  He left a widow, one son, and two grandchildren.

 

Walter Fozard died Sunday (10 May 1925) at Anna State Hospital, of paralysis and injuries receiving struggling.  He was committed last week from Williamson County and was extremely violent.  He was a businessman at Marion and member of I. O. O. F.  He left five children.

 

22 May 1925:

Bloomin Phillips died 15 May 1925, at the home of Mr. McNew on Broad Street in Jonesboro, aged 70 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Pentecostal church in Jonesboro.

 

Anna Eliza Cline died 15 May 1925, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Viola Crite, and was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Pulaski County.  Her funeral was at Anna Methodist Episcopal Church.  She was born 6 Feb 1869, the daughter of John and M___ Cantrell

 

Willis Hartline died Tuesday (19 May 1925) at home near Hudgeons Creek, aged 74 years, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was one of 10 children of Caleb Hartline.  He left a widow, nine children, one brother, Scott Hartline, of Aldridge; and one sister, Mrs. W. H. Smith, of Anna.

 

29 May 1925:

Ellen Frances Linn died 23 May 1925, at her home in Jonesboro, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She was born 28 Nov 1852, near St. Johnís Church six miles south of Jonesboro, one of 10 children of Moses A. Goodman.  Her father came from North Carolina to Union County in 1849.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church and was a charter member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro.  She married on 30 Dec 1869, John T. S. Linn, who died in 1909.  She had nine children, of whom four preceded her in death, Nancy Linn, Jennie Linn, and Bayard Linn died in infancy, and R. Laura wife of Enid F. Melzer, of Effingham, died in 1918.  She left five children, Josie A. Heilig, of Jonesboro, J. Hugh Linn, of Williams, Calif., Maggie A. Nunamaker, of Columbia, S.C., Samuel G. Linn, of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Beulah E. Dillard, of Herrin, Williamson County; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. John C. Biles, of Jonesboro.

 

Val Mulkey died Friday (22 May 1925), aged about 63 years.  He was the youngest son of Judge John H. Mulkey, of the Illinois Supreme Court.  His father died in Metropolis, Massac County, years ago.  Val was a lawyer with his father, but gave up the practice and moved to Colorado for his health.  He remained two or three years and returned to Metropolis a year ago.  His wife died many years ago.  He left two sons, Paul Mulkey and Lawrence Mulkey, and two grandchildren. 

 

 

James Shelton died Monday (25 May 1925) at Berryville, west of Jonesboro, aged 55 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  He was born in 1870.  He left a widow and children.  His age was incorrectly reported as 70 years.  (See also 5 Jun 1925, issue.)

 

Mrs. Tolbert Massey died last Sunday (24 May 1925) at St. Johnís hospital in St. Louis, of injuries received when she was struck by an auto on 2 May 1925, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Norris Funeral Home and was conducted by Father Brumleve of the Catholic Church.  She was born 30 Jun 1864, near Cape Girardeau, Mo., the daughter of Edward and Pauline Beisswingert.  Her family moved to Jonesboro when she was young.  She married on 2 Feb 1885, Tolbert Massey.  She lived in Anna and she and her husband worked in the domestic department at the state hospital.  She moved to St. Louis 25 years ago.  She adopted seven children.  She left her husband, two adopted children, Mrs. Rose Mae Carriker, of St. Louis, and John Edward Massey, of Thornhurst, Pa.; three brothers, Ed Beisswingert and Vick Beisswingert, of Mounds, Pulaski County, and J. H. Beisswingert, of Illmo, Mo.; and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Steger, of Egypt Mills, Mo., and Mrs. Josie Le Belle, of Memphis, Tenn. 

 

Nancy Caroline Moore died last Wednesday (20 May 1925?) and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her residence on Vienna Street in Anna.  She was born 15 Sep 1843, on a farm east of Anna, the daughter of Dr. Robert Hamilton.  She married in 1861 Henry Moore.  She joined First Baptist Church 35 or 40 years ago.  She had no children, but raised Mrs. John Robinson, of Anna.

 

5 Jun 1925:

J. F. Goodman died 26 May 1925, in El Paso, Texas, aged 57 years.  He lived in Concord, N.C., and was a nephew of John C. Biles, of Jonesboro.

 

The body of an unknown man was found buried in a shallow grave seven or eight miles southwest of Jonesboro by workmen widening the road at Bluff Rock.  Local tradition says about 50 years ago a stranger disappeared there and foul play was suspected.

 

Lewis Cass Oliver died 30 May 1925, at home in Oklahoma City, Okla., aged about 70 years, and was buried in Shawnee, Okla., where his sister was buried.  He was born in Johnson County and was a businessman in Vienna.  In 1880 he moved to Jonesboro and opened a mercantile store.  He married Clara Penny.  One son and one daughter died of diphtheria and were buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He moved to Oklahoma and worked as bookkeeper for Morris Packing Company.  He was a Mason.  He left a widow and one daughter

 

Columbus Cruse died last Saturday (30 May 1925) at the home of his nephew, J. C. DeWitt, aged 86 years, 7 months, 26 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Norris Funeral Home and was conducted by the American Legion.  He was born 4 Oct 1838, south of Jonesboro, one of six children of Jacob and Elizabeth (Hileman) Cruse.  He enlisted in the 60th Illinois Infantry and served three and a half years and was mustered out at Anna.  After the Civil War he went to Colorado and engaged in mining.  He worked in St. Louis and Galveston, Texas, on the street railways as conductor.  Twenty years ago he was admitted to U. S. Soldiers Home in Quincy, Adams County.  His nephew brought him home six weeks ago.  He never married.  He left seven nephews and six nieces in Union County.

 

12 Jun 1905:

Grace Lamer, aged 25 years, and Pearl Baysinger, aged 20 years, were burned to death Sunday (7 Jun 1925) when the plane they were in crashed three miles west of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and were buried at Cobden.  They both lived in Cobden.  The plane was piloted by John Hunter, who survived the crash during the Flying Circus.  He said one of the girls rose from their seat and seemed about to jump from the plane.  Grace was the daughter of Nettie Lamer.  Pearl was the daughter of Mrs. C. Anderson, of Cobden.

 

John Hartline died and his funeral was last Thursday (4 Jun 1925).

 

Martin C. Corzine died 2 Jun 1925, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Wilson, near Anna, aged 75 years, 9 months, 4 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He married on 17 Jun 1877, and his wife died a few months ago.  He left two sons, four daughters, 20 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. 

 

Eunice (Hunsaker) Johnson died 8 Jun 1925, at home in Jonesboro, aged 57 years, 2 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born 6 Jun 1868.  She married on 27 Feb 1887, James J. Johnson.  She had six children, Hollie H. Johnson, of Elgin, Owen D. Johnson, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, Susie V. wife of Albert Ecker, of Jonesboro, George T. Johnson, of DuQuoin, Perry County, Carl J. Johnson at home, and Mary Agnes Johnson, who died 5 May 1914.  She also left four grandchildren, one half brother, Jack Hunsaker, of Danville, and two sisters, Mrs. John Weaver and Mrs. James Campbell, of near Jonesboro.

 

19 Jun 1925:

Helen Hight drowned Wednesday (17 Jun 1925) in an abandoned rock quarry near Ullin, Pulaski County, aged 15 years.  She was unable to swim.

 

Bertha Irene (Wiley) Weston died 14 Jun 1925 (or Thursday, 18 Jun 1925) at home in Jonesboro, of heart disease, aged 24 years, 11 months, 5 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  There was a coronerís inquest.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Epsicopal Church in Jonesboro, which she joined in January 1925.  She was born 16 Jun 1900, the daughter of Erim and Julia Wiley.   She married on 22 Jan 1919, Cedric Weston.  She had four children; her second child preceded her in death.  She left her husband, three children, and her mother.

 

Kate Andrews died 13 Jun 1925, after a stroke of paralysis on 10 Jun 1925, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born in Lawrneceburg, Ind., the daughter or Robert Innes and Christian (McClellan) Groff.  She had four brothers and two sisters, all deceased.  She attended public schools in Lawrenceburg and Cincinnati, Ohio, and continued her musical education at Cincinnai Conservatory of Music. She married Capt. Hugh Andrews and came to Jonesboro as a young bride.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Order of the Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, and the Womanís Club of Anna.  She had five children, Leona Andrews, of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Charles E. Stearns, of Ardmore, Okla., Mary Andrews, Belle Andrews, and John Andrews, at home.

 

Norman Franklin died Friday (12 Jun 1925) at home on the Cauble farm of influenza, aged 14 years.  He was the son of R. W. Franklin and the third child in the family to die in 16 months.  Mrs. Bell Alfred was his sister.

 

Emma (Holcomb) Lewis died 6 Jun 1926, at home on Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, Calif.  She had a stroke of apoplexy while working in her garden and died within a half hour.  She was born 30 Mar 1861, in Lakeport, Ill., the daughter of Charles Dean and Ann Jennette Holcomb.  She moved to Alto Pass in her childhood.  She joined the Congregational Church in 1890, and transferred membership to United Presbyterian Church at Morgan Hill.  She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.  She married in 1896 John C. Lewis.  In 1916 she and her husband and daughter, Ada Lewis, moved to Morgan Hill.  She left her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Lisle E. Bagwill; one granddaughter, Betty Lou Bagwill; two brothers, C. B. Holcomb, of Alto Pass, and L. E. Holcomb, of Mesa, Ariz.; one sister, Mrs. Warren Rendleman, of Alto Pass; several nieces and nephews, and a cousin, Miss Edith L. Reed, of Morgan Hill, Calif.óMorgan Hill Times, 12th inst.

 

26 Jun 1925:

Mrs. John Murray died Wednesday (24 Jun 1925) at home in the bottoms, aged 64 years.  She left her husband and children.

 

James McGone died Wednesday (24 Jun 1925) at home several miles northwest of Jonesboro, of heart trouble, aged 74 years.  He had recently moved from Grand Tower, Jackson County.  He left a widow and several children.

 

James Monroe Davis died 22 Jun 1925, at Balcom, of indegstion and malaria, aged 54 years.  He left a widow and four sons, Louie Davis and Ollie Davis, of Anna, Tullie Davis, of Watertown, and Glenn Davis, at home.

 

John H. Tucker died 17 Jun 1925, at Anna State Hospital, aged 90 years, 1 month, 15 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  The G. A. R. conducted the funeral.  He enlisted in the 4th Tennessee Infantry during the Civil War.  He lived in Illinois 19 years.  He left one son, John William Tucker.

 

3 Jul 1925:

Marie I. McClure died last Sunday (28 Jun 1925) at St. Maryís Hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, and was buried in McClure Cemetery.  She left her husband, J. I. ďTomĒ McClure, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Smith, Jr., of Cairo. 

 

Ivan Taylor died Saturday (27 Jun 1925), aged 21 years, when his car collided with one driven by Will Williams on Beech Ridge Road, six miles north of Cairo.  He lived at Mounds, Pulaski County.  Others in the car were his cousin, Edward Taylor, Viola Guest, of Thebes, Alexander County, and Marguerite Cato and Iba Cato, of Olive Branch, Alexander County.

 

10 Jul 1925:

Eliza Hardy died Sunday (5 Jul 1925) at the home of her son, Charles Hardy, west of Jonesboro, of heart trouble, aged 71 years, and was buried at Buncombe, Johnson County.

 

Mrs. Elmer L. Balance dropped dead Tuesday (7 Jul 1925) near Wolf Lake, of heart disease, aged 26 years, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  There was a coronerís inquest.  She left a husband four small children.  A card of thanks included the names E. L. Ballance and children and Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Glotgelty (24 Jul 1925, issue).

 

William L. McKeever died 9 Jul 1925, at home in Jonesboro, aged 75 years, 9 months, 13 days, and was

buried   in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born 26 Sep 1849, near Quebec, Canada, the son of Joseph and Mary (Shields) McKeever.  He joined the Christian Church Disciples in Scott, Ohio, and joined the Baptist Church at Mills Shoals.  He was a member of Lockard Chapel Baptist Church near Jonesboro before he joined First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  He married in 1874 Ella Lavina Worthington, who died in 1897.  They had 14 children, of whom 11 were living, Minnie Harris, Florence Gore, Ruth Hamlet, Elizabeth Lippert, James Franklin McKeever of Billings, Mont., Addie Walker of Spokane, Wash., Lavina Bauer of Grand Rapids, Mich., Etta Winemiller of Enfield, Arthur F. McKeever of Oscola, Wis., Joseph S. McKeever of Jonesboro, and Will C. McKeever of Council Bluffs, Iowa.  He married on 21 Dec 1898, Dora A. Lingle, of Jonesboro.  He also left a sister in Springfield, Ohio.  (See also 17 Jul 1925, issue.)

 

J. E. N. Edwards died 6 Jul 1925, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was discharged from Holden Hospital in Carbondale, Jackson County on 27 Jun 1925.  He was born 6 Dec 1854, in Pulaski County, the son of Dr. E. N. and Elizabeth (Hooppaw) Edwards.  He married on 5 Oct 1881, Mary E. Winter, who died 13 Dec 1915.  They had seven children, of whom six died in infancy.  The oldest child, Elizabeth wife of Oscar Frick, lives at Marion, Williamson County.  After his daughter married in 1918, he lived alone in Anna.  He studied law with his brother-in-law, M. J. Inscore in Anna and was admitted to the bar in Union County 30 years ago.  He served two terms as state representative from the 50th senatorial district and was Anna city attorney.  He was a Republican.

 

Cordelia C. Kuykendall died Monday (6 Jul 1925) at home in Cairo, Alexander County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Church in Cairo.  She was the daughter of Mrs. J. A. Shaddrick and a sister of Mrs. J. C. DeWitt, of Anna.

 

Willard Williford Lingle died 6 Jul 1925, at Holden Hospital in Carbondale, Jackson County, after an operation for blood poisoning, aged 19 years, 5 months, 17 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Church.  He was born 19 Jan 1906, in Anna, the son of Charles and Ora Lingle.  He attended school at Balcom.  He left his parents, two sisters, Beluah Lingle and Zelma Lingle; one brother, Clyde Lingle, all at home; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Brown.  (See also 17 Jul 1925, issue.)

 

17 Jul 1925:

Esther (White) Tucker died 7 Jul 1925, in Jonesboro, aged 52 years, 4 months, 28 days.  She was born 9 Feb 1878, in Creal Springs, Williamson County, the daughter of A. H. and Malinda White.  She became a Christian five years ago.  She married on 8 Aug 1905, John Tucker.  She left her husband, one daughter, Mrs. James Moore, of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Vica Johnson, of Creal Springs, Mary Fisher, of Lebanon, Ky., and Frances Kent, of Arkadelphia, Ark.; and one brother, J. D. White, of Creal Springs.

 

24 Jul 1925:

Two unidentified men were killed 22 Jul 1925, by a southbound M. & O. freight train 100 yards west of the first crossing west of Jonesboro, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  They were thrown from the train after it made a sudden stop.  There was a coronerís inquest.  Some speculated the men had been murdered and their bodies laid on the tracks.  One was over age 20 years and the other aged about 28 years.  The bodies were originally misidentified by family members as George Dodson, the son of Samuel Dodson, of Illmo, Mo., aged 21 years.  His family consisting of his parents and two sisters came to Union County to work in the orchards and were living on a farm near Anna.  The other was misidentified as George Spurlock, aged 17 years, the son of George Spurlock.  After the bodies were buried, George Spurlock appeared at his fatherís house north of Jonesboro.  He said on 22 Jul 1925, he was in Texas or Oklahoma with George Dotson, whom he left in St. Louis on Monday (17 Aug 1925).  Dotson told him he was going to Gorham, Jackson County, to visit an aunt.  (See also 31 Jul 1925, and 21 Aug 1925, issues.)

 

Emma Allyn died at Holden Hospital in Carbondale, Jackson County, aged 40 years.  She was the daughter of the first president of Southern Illinois Normal University.

 

Lula Baltzell died 19 Jul 1925, at her home near Rattlesnake Ferry, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  She left a husband, Edward Baltzell; two small children, her parents, three sisters, and one brother.

 

31 Jul 1925:

Samuel Dodson died Saturday (25 Jul 1925) while sitting in his auto parked on the southwest side of Jonesboro Square, of heart failure, aged 72 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  His wife and family were in the car with him.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

Son of William Griffin died Saturday (25 Jul 1925) at home in Ware, aged 2 years, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.

 

James H. Hodge was instantly killed when his car was hit by train No. 24 at the stockyards crossing, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He had just driven to the stockyards to buy stock from George Hindman.  It was very foggy and there was a coronerís inquest.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church, of which he was a member.  He was born 29 Nov 1870, in Salisbury, N.C.  He attended Morgantown Academy and came to Illinois about 32 years ago and located at Dongola.  He moved to Anna 21 years ago and was a Mason.  He married on 29 Nov 1894, Fannie Messamore, of Cobden.  He had three children, Delbert Hodge, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Homer Parker, of Anna, and Louis Hodge.  He also left four brothers and three sisters, all of North Carolina.

 

Jennie (Brooks) Tripp died Wednesday last week (22 Jul 1925) at home in the east part of Union County of cancer.  Her funeral was at New Fellowship Church north of Lick Creek.  She left her husband, Frank Tripp; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brooks; two sisters, Mrs. William Yeckley and Mrs. Charles Jones; and one brother, Louis Brooks.

 

Lorenzo Hileman died Saturday (25 Jul 1925) at home near Mill Creek, aged 68 years, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  He left a widow, Fannie (Corban) Hileman; three married sons, and three married daughters.

 

7 Aug 1925:

Albert A. ďAlĒ Brady died 29 Jul 1925, at his home in Anna.  He was born 10 Dec 1845, on a farm near Balcom, the fifth son of 10 children of Michael and Sarah Brady.  His father came to Union County in 1838, dirving overland from Pennsylvania.  In 1849 his father went to California during the Gold Rush and returned after success in gold mining.  He then worked constructing the Illinois Central in the vicinity of Balcom.  Sarah Bradyís ancestors were from Jamestown Colony, Virginia.  He was educated in Anna and Cairo High School and attended S.I.N.U. at Carbondale, Jackson County.  He married on 24 Feb 1892, Mary Ellen Sabra.  They had seven children, of whom one died in infancy.  He retired from farming and moved to Anna.  He was elected city councilman and alderman six years and was a member of the board of education in Anna nine years.  He was a member of the Catholic Church in Anna.  He left a widow, one daughter, Catherine Brady; and five sons, Edward Brady, William Brady, and Robert Brady, of Chicago, Charles Brady, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and Paul Brady, of Anna.

 

Infant daughter of Audie Haire died Monday (3 Aug 1925), aged 2 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

Joe Boyd died 1 Aug 1925, at St. Maryís Infirmary in Cairo, Alexander County, from a brain concussion, aged 23 years.  The fight was at Roy Nordmeyerís roadhouse, three miles north of Dongola, over a horse and mule trade.  Boyd hit Hal Bishop, of Anna, on the head with a bottle.  Arlie Johnson, aged 24 years, threw a bottle and hit Boyd above the left eye.  Bishop was taken home to Anna and Boyd was taken home to Dongola and later transferred to the hospital.  There was a coronerís inquest and Johnson was arrested.  Boyd was a cousin of Thomas Aldridge.

 

Linder F. Bliss died last Sunday (2 Aug 1925) at home in Anna, of heart disease, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he was a member.  He was almost totally blind for several years before his death.  An autopsy showed no poison in his body.  He was born 16 Sep 1868, in St. Louis.  He came to Anna with his parents when 3 years old.  He worked in his fatherís cooper shop and clerked in the grocery store of A. D. Bohannon.  He entered the U.S. mail service and was mail clerk 18 yearsó11 years on the Illinois Central Railroad and seven years on the M. & O. Railroad from St. Louis to Cairo.  He went into the mercantile business 16 or 18 years ago.  He married about 1888 Olive Jones, from whom he was divorced.  They had three children, of whom one was living, Murry D. Bliss, of Evansville, Ind.  He married 2nd Bettie A. Hardin.  (See also 14 Aug 1925, issue.)

 

William J. Hileman died Tuesday (4 Aug 1925) at home in Anna, aged 71 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he was a member.  He left a widow.

 

14 Aug 1925:

Walter W. Morgan died Wednesday (12 Aug 1925) at home west of Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.

 

21 Aug 1925:

George Casper died 14 Aug 1925, aged 79 years, and was buried at Mission Chapel Cemetery.  He was born in Union County and was a farmer.  He left several grown children.  He was a brother of Adam Casper and Mrs. Amy Kimmel, of Jonesboro.

 

Georgia (Davis) Peters died 15 Aug 1925, at home near Balcom, aged 33 years, 3 months, 21 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  She was born 24 Apr 1892, near Balcom, the daughter of F. T. Davis.  She married on 15 Jan 1914, Julius G. Peters.  She had two sons, Johnnie Peters and Edwin Peters, and one daughter, Emma Peters, aged 7 years.  She also left her parents, of Anna; five sisters, Mrs. C. E. Plott, Mrs. Homer Goddard, and Mrs. F. C. Miller, of Centralia, Mrs. Ed Dent, of Pulaski, Pulaski County, and Mrs. Otto Darrow, of Detroit, Mich.; one brother, Scott Davis, of Balcom.

 

H. M. Hilburn died 7 Aug 1925, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and was buried at Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.  He worked as a printer for the Democrat from 1919 to 1920.

 

James Preston Murphy died 13 Aug 1925, at home on Chestnut Street in Anna, aged 79 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  His funeral was at Ebenezer Church at Lick Creek.

 

Walter Willard Morgan died 12 Aug 1925, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, of which he was a member.  He was born 28 Nov 1852, west of Jonesboro, one of 10 children of James and Mary Morgan.  He had three brothers and six sisters, of whom five were living, George W. Morgan, Samuel Morgan, Emma Rinehart, and Frances Wiggins, of Jonesboro, and Allie Gray, of DuQuoin, Perry County.  He married in November 1884, Hattie Weaver, of Jonesboro.  They lived in Jonesboro a short time after the marriage and moved to a farm west of Jonesboro 40 years ago.  He married on 9 Jan 1919, Mrs. Philip Hileman.  He was a school director and road supervisor. He had three sons, Harry Morgan, Charles P. Morgan, of Jonesboro, and William C. Morgan, of Centralia.  He also left nine grandchildren.

 

28 Aug 1925:

Joe Bloodworth died Thursday (20 Aug 1925) at home on Bald Knob.

 

Maj. W. P. Graney died last Saturday (22 Aug 1925) at Camp Grant of hemorrhage of the stomach.  He was born in Cairo, Alexander County, in 1869. He lived in Cairo and was staffing officer of the 130th Infantry Illinois National Guard.  He was an insurance and real estate agent.  He left a widow and three daughters.

 

Gertrude Coleman died last Friday (21 Aug 1925) at home on West Vienna Street in Anna, of typhoid fever, aged 16 years, 4 months, 23 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at McCarty Undertaking Parlor.  She was the daughter of A. J. Vancil, of Greenway, Ark., and the wife of Charles Coleman.  She moved to Anna about four weeks ago.

 

Joe Bloodworth died Thursday (20 Aug 1925) at home on Bald Knob.

 

Mrs. Dee Neighbors died Thursday (20 Aug 1925) at the home of Sam Dallas at Alto Pass, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  She left a husband and seven children.

 

4 Sep 1925:

Johnny Eimel Peters died Saturday (22 Aug 1925) at St. Maryís Hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, after an operation for acute appendicitis, aged 10 years, and was buried Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church in Anna.  He was born 24 Oct (1914).  His mother died two weeks ago.

 

11 Sep 1925:

Minnie Florence (Vancil) Pribble died 3 Sep 1925, at home in Wolf Lake.  Her funeral was at Beech Grove Church.  She was born 11 May 1901, the daughter of Martin and Lydia Vancil.  She married on 11 Jun 1924, Daniel David Pribble.  They had one child, Lillian Louise Pribble.  She was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Wolf Lake.  She left two daughters, one aged 3 years and the other a baby;  her mother, one sister, Mrs. Cora Lyerla, of Irving; and two brothers, John Vancil, of Wolf Lake, and Clarence Vancil, of McClure, Alexander County.

 

18 Sep 1925:

Fred Stallman was killed last Wednesday (9 Sep 1925?) in a street car accident at Carl Junction, Mo.  He was a brother of Mrs. A. W. Walter, of Anna.

 

Vernecia Jane Caraker died Monday (14 Sep 1925) at St. Maryís Infirmary in Cairo, Alexander County, of apoplexy, aged 69 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She had recently returned from Dawson Springs.  Her funeral was at her home four miles east of Anna.  She lived at Water Valley during her girlhood.  She left her husband, ex-County Commissioner Mathias Caraker; two sons, Dr. Oscar Caraker, of Olmsted, Pulaski County, and Melvin Caraker, of Cobden; and one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Dillard, of Herrin, Williamson County.  (See also 25 Sep 1925, issue.)

 

25 Sep 1925:

E. Echols died Wednesday (23 Sep 1925), aged 35 years.  He was a businessman in Ullin, Pulaski County.  He left a widow, who was the granddaughter of the late Rev. D. C. Hurst.

 

Lucinda Ann West died last Thursday (17 Sep 1925) at home north of Anna, of stroke of paralysis, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  She was born 21 Jan 1860, southeast of Cobden, the daughter of Maston and Sarah (Sifford) Trees.  She married on 30 Jan 1879, Andrew J. West.  She left her husband, seven children, Mamie Brown, Birdie Ligon, Sarah Plemon, Michael L. West, Percy M. West, Cornelius C. West, and Cornie M. West; four brothers, Willis Trees, Robert Trees, Charles Trees, and Harry Trees; and one sister, Cora B. Fiss, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County. 

 

Melinda Augusta (Hess) Menees died 17 Sep 1925, aged 75 years, 11 months, 16 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist church in Anna.  She was born 1 Oct 1849, one of 11 children of John and Sarah Hess.  She was reared on a farm one mile south of Anna.  She married J. F. Menees, who died several years ago.  She lived on a farm four miles east of Anna until four months ago, when she moved to the home of her son, H. A. Menees.  She joined Camp Ground Cumberland Presbyterian Church 32 years ago.  She left two sons, Herman A. Menees and Everett Menees, both of Anna; two sisters, Mrs. C. J. Boyd and Mrs. J. N. Nimmo, both of Anna; and five grandchildren.

 

Sarah Oakes died Saturday (19 Sep 1925) after an accident at the Julian Hotel in Metropolis, Massac County.  She was a cousin of John A. Worthington, of Anna and the daughter of Hugh Worthington, a pioneer in Massac County.

 

Mrs. R. B. Landon died Friday (18 Sep 1925) and was buried in McAllister, Okla. She was the mother of Mrs. S. M. Abernathy.  She used to live one mile north of Anna.  She left five children.

 

2 Oct 1925:

Otis Clark was found dead last Sunday (27 Oct 1925) in front of his home near Herrin, Williamson County.  He was said to be the leader of the men who killed McDowell, a strike breaker, at the time of the Herrin Massacre.

 

James Galligan was killed Saturday (26 Oct 1925) in a mine explosion at Herrin, Williamson County.

 

9 Oct 1925:

Oscar L. Hayes was killed when his auto was struck by a passenger train going south on the Iron Mountain Railroad at a crossing one and a half miles south of Reynoldsville, aged 17 years, and was buried at Louisville, Ill.  The driver of the car was Oscar Hubbard, who was not expected to live.  They were both from Louisville, Ill., and planned to rent a farm at Reynoldsville.  There was a coronerís inqest.

 

Martha Ann Otrich died 6 Oct 1925, at home four miles north of Dongola, of apoplectic stroke, aged 67 years, 9 months, 4 days, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her residence.  She was born 2 Jan 1858, near Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Morgan Stokes.  She was christened at Camp Ground Cumberland Presbyterian Church in early childhood.  She married on 13 Sep 1876, George W. Otrich, Jr., who died 18 Dec 1887.  They had five children, Charles O. Otrich, of Jonesboro, Henry M. Otrich, of Dongola, Cora A. Otrich, died aged 24 years, Gertie B. Otrich, at home, and George C. Otrich, died aged 4 years. She also left two sisters, Mrs. Laura Stout, of Anna, and Mrs. Belle Bridges, of Creal Springs, Williamson County; and two grandsons, Clyde Otrich and George Otrich, of Jonesboro.  (See also 16 Oct 1925, issue.)

 

Archie Kelley died and his funeral was Monday (5 Oct 1925) at Carbondale, Jackson County.  He was the nephew of Mrs. John Lyerla.

 

Mrs. Louise Hupper died at Valmeyer, Mo.  Her funeral was Tuesday (6 Oct 1925) at Cape Girardeau, Mo.  She was the sister of Mrs. Carl Peters, of Balcom.

 

16 Oct 1925:

Benjamin F. McRaven died 10 Oct 1925, at Anna, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  He was born 3 Jul 1893, at McClure, Alexander County, the son of B. F. and Ellen McRaven.  He became a Christian on 1 Aug 1925, at Anna.  He married on 26 Dec 1914, Annie Crowell, of Reynoldsville.  They had two daughters, Mary McRaven and Marietta McRaven; and two sons, Benjamin McRaven and Clinton McRaven.  She also left two brothers.

 

23 Oct 1925:

Jacob Francis Hershiser died Saturday (17 Oct 1925) at Springfield, Ohio, aged 81 years.  He was born 28 Jan 1845, near Shelby, Ohio, the son of Louis and Hester Hershiser.  He entered Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio, in 1865.  In 1867 he joined First Lutheran Church at Springfield.  He intended to study law, but entered the ministry after graduating in 1870.  He studied theology and graduated from seminary in 1871.  He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.  He pastored several churches for 50 years at Shelby, Tarlton, and St. Paris, Ohio; Lamartine, Pa., Jonesboro and Fairview, Ill., and Queen City, Mo. He was pastor for a few years at Salem Lutheran Church.  In 1901 he received a D.D. degree from Wittenbuerg College. He retired in 1919 and moved in with his daughter at Centralia.  He married in 1872 Catherine Powell.  His son, Samuel Hershiser, died at age 24 years and was a Lutheran minister.  Both his children graduated from Wittenberg College.  He left a widow, a daughter, Glenna wife of Ralph Willoughby; one brother, and two sisters.

 

Freedia Pearl Jones died 18 Oct 1925, aged 22 years, 11 months, 2 days, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Pleasant Grove.  She was the daughter of Matt and Ona Bloodworth.

 

James Eugene Hinkle died 16 Oct 1925, at home of his father, Tolbert Hinkle, of scarlet fever, aged 7 years, 6 months, and was buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Dongola.

 

Mrs. B. W. Menees died last Thursday (15 Oct 1925), three days after an appendicitis operation at Holden Hospital in Carbondale, Jackson County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  She was born 12 Nov 1860, near Mill Creek, the third of 17 children of Alfred and Elizabeth Lingle.  She married on 24 Apr 1887, B. W. Menees, of Anna, who died several years ago.  They had one son, Harlie B. Menees, of Vashon, Wash.  She also left two stepsons, Clifford Menees, of Washington, and George W. Menees, of Phoenix, Ariz.; five brothers, John C. Lingle, of Mill Creek, William J. Lingle, George W. Lingle, Charles E. Lingle, of Jonesboro, and A. J. Lingle, of Tamms, Alexander County; six sisters, Jane Dillow, of Anna, Dora Gore, of East Prairie, Mo., Ellen Dillow, of Anna, Bertha Goodman, of Jackson, Mo., Lill I. Sharp, and Josie Mowery, of Jonesboro; and two grandchildren.

 

30 Oct 1925:

Mrs. George Thurman died Monday (26 Oct 1925) at the home of her son, Grover Thurman, four and a half miles east of Anna, aged 76 years, and was buried in Williams Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Trinity Church.

 

Ed F. S. Leib died 28 Oct 1925, at home near Anna, of pneumonia, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Anna.  He was born 31 May 1900, in Prairie City, Iowa, the son of Daniel W. and Nancy (Thompson) Leib.  He moved to a farm near Makanda, Jackson County, where he lived until 1894, when he moved to four miles south of Anna.  Eight years ago he moved to Anna. He married on 17 Jul 1881, Anna R. Wiley, of Makanda.  He was a horticulturalist and nurseryman.  He joined Oak Grove Methodist Church at Makanda in 1880 and transferred to the Methodist church in Anna.  He had six children, all living, Ben Leib, of Kirksville, Mo., Fred Leib, of Zeigler, Dan W. Leib, Mrs. Earl Halterman, Mrs. Frank Alden, and Paul Leib, of Anna.  (See also 6 Nov 1925, issue.)

 

Raymond Leon Cozby died Sunday (25 Oct 1925) at home on North Main Street in Jonesboro, of mastoid trouble.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  He was born 26 Jan 1899, the oldest son of Harry G. Cozby.  He graduated from Anna High School.  He enlisted in the Navy during World War I and received a medical discharge after six months.  He worked for the Illinois Central at West Frankfort, Franklin County, and Carbondale, Jackson County.

 

6 Nov 1925:

W. S. Hill died last Friday (30 Oct 1925) at Carbondale, Jackson County, and was buried at Carbondale.  He was associated with his son, Mayor Bert Hill, in the Carbondale Herald.  He was the printerís devil in the office of the St. Louis Republican 70 years ago.

 

George W. Price died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Thomas Eaves, three miles northeast of Anna, aged 54 years, 7 months, 18 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  He left two other sisters, Mrs. Margaret Ussery, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. W. O. Lacey, of Cobden.

 

13 Nov 1925:

William Wilbanks drowned last week in Florida, where he worked on a dredge boat.  He was the grandson of the late R. A. D. Wilbanks and a cousin of Mary Crawford, of Jonesboro.

 

Lavina Gattinger died 4 Nov 1925, at the home of her son, John Gattinger, aged 73 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born in the old Riddle homestead in Anna, a short distance from where she died.  She left one son, one sister, Mrs. George W. Otrich, of south of Anna; one brother, A. J. Bizzle, of Anna; and a nephew, G. Cleve Otrich, of Belleville.

 

Katherine ďKateĒ Barry died 22 Oct 1925, in Los Angeles, Calf., of acute indigestion while on duty at work, and her ashes were buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was cremated in Los Angeles, Calif.  Her memorial service was last Sunday (8 Nov 1925) at the Lutheran church in Jonesboro.  She was born in Dongola, the daughter of Peter Hofmann.  She grew up in Jonesboro and married in 1908, John Barry.  They lived in Pennsyvlania and in Los Angeles, Calif.  She was a member of the Lutheran Church and the Rebekah Lodge.  Her husband died several years ago.  After his death she graduated from a general hospital as a nurse. She left two sisters, Louisa Smith, of Jonesboro, and Emma Hofmann, an employee of the state school for girls at Geneva; one brother, Peter Hofmann, of Iowa; and nieces, Mrs. Hilda Redman, of Elgin, and Mrs. Edith Smith, of Oak Park.   (See also 20  Nov 1925, issue.)

 

George H. Rendleman died 10 Nov 1925, at home on Ferry Avenue, Jonesboro, of heart trouble, aged 74 years, 2 months, 15 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was a member.  He was born 25 Aug 1851, near Concord, N.C., the son of Jonathon M. and Mary E. Rendleman.  He came to Jackson County, Illinois, with his parents in 1868 and settled near Makanda.  He later moved to Union County and was a farmer and school teacher.  He moved to Jonesboro 11 years ago.  He married in 1882, Lizzie N. Craver.  They had two children, Charles M. Rendleman and Anna Rendleman, who died while a student at State Normal University in Carbondale, aged 22 years.  He also left a brother, Joseph Rendleman, and one sister, Mary Benson.  (See also 20 Nov 1925, issue.)

 

20 Nov 1925:

Walter Raymond ďRayĒ Bittle died 12 Nov 1925, at home in Anna, of tuberculosis, aged 34 years, 5 months, and 10 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was born in Alto Pass, the son of J. A. Bittle, of Akron, Ohio.  He married on 15 Oct 1913, Vica Dillow, of Anna.  He enlisted on 24 Feb 1918, and served in the Army of Occupation until he was honorably discharged 3 Sep 1919.  He was a member of Townsend F. Dodd Post No. 344 of American Legion.  He left his widow, his father, two brothers, W. F. Bittle, of Joliet, and Herbert Bittle, of Carbondale, Jackson County; three sisters, Sadie Anderson, of Akron, Ohio, Josie Rendleman, of Carbondale, and Amy Louise Bittle, of Akron, Ohio.

 

Ben Franklin Etherton died and his funeral was Monday (16 Nov 1925) at Dutch Ridge, Jackson County.

 

Ulysses Cicero Lentz died 6 Nov 1925, at home four and a half miles northwest of Ullin, Pulaski County, aged 57 years, 10 months, 22 days, and was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Pulaski County.  He was born 14 Dec 1867, near Wetaug, Pulaski County.  He was a member of Beech Grove Methodist Episcopal Church.  He married on 31 Jul 1892, Iva Nora Standard, of Jonesboro.  He had six children, of whom two died in infancy.  He left four children, Mary Leola Emery, of Alto Pass, Loran F. Lentz, Lola Mabel Jordan, and Jennie Lela Lentz, all of Ullin, Pulaski County; one granddaughter, Lois Maurine Lentz; four sisters, and one brother.

 

27 Nov 1925:

Mrs. Thomas (Chester) Thornton died last Friday (20 Nov 1925) at Mounds, Pulaski County, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born in McClure school district a few miles west of Jonesboro.  She married in the 1870s, Thomas Thornton, who died in Florida years ago.  She had several children, none of them living in Union County.

 

Maria (Gattinger) Reischauer died 20 Nov 1925, of old age, aged 83 years, 10 months, 28 days, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. Paulís Lutheran Church, at Kornthal, of which she was a member.  She was born 22 Dec 1841, at Scharten, Upper Austria.  She came to America with her parents in 1855 and settled south of Jonesboro.  She married in 1865, after he returned from the Civil War, Robert Reischauer, who died in 1888.  They had four sons and four daughters.  Her oldest son drowned in a creek in 1888.  One daughter died in 1905.  In 1906 she moved back to her home place.  She left three sons, Edward Reischauer, of Jonesboro, Ernest Reischauer, a dentist in Chicago, and the Rev, August Reischauer, a missionary in Tokyo, Japan; and three daughters, Theresa Reischauer, of Jonesboro, Mary Eiselmeier, of Olmsted, Pulaski County, and Ida wife of the Rev. Frank Engelhart, of Capac, Mich; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren,

 

Susan Norman died Sunday (25 Oct 1925) at her home in Marion, Williamson County, and was buried in Bethlehem Cemetery. She was born 12 Aug 1823, in a log cabin in Tennessee, one of nine children, and moved to Illinois with her parents when 21.  Her father was drafted in the War of 1812.  She married on 7 Mar 1844, David Norman.  Her husband had seven children when they married and she had seven more.  She also reared five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and seven orphans.óHerrin Journal, Oct. 27.

 

4 Dec 1925:

W. Scott Matthew was killed Thursday (3 Dec 1925?), when he was struck by an engine going north on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, 300 to 400 feet south of Ware Station, aged 67 years, and was buried at Centralia.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He served on the Democrat State Central Committee and was head of the state dairy commission.  He had lived in Ware in a room above the store the last several months.  His wife died two years ago.  He left one son, W. B. Matthews, of Centralia, and one daughter.

 

Mrs. Will Gandy died at St. Maryís Hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, after an operation, and was buried Wednesday (2 Dec 1925) in Anna Cemetery.  She lived in Ullin, Pulaski County.  She was an aunt of Mrs. Guy A. Henry, of Anna.

 

Dr. Edwin E. Bird died 25 Nov 1925, at St. Johnís Hospital in St. Louis, after an operation for appendicits, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born 17 Feb 1879, near Lick Creek, the son of C. C. Bird.  He married in 1905, Myrtle Gourley.  He lived in Lick Creek and was a Mason.  He left one daughter, Mrs. Roy Hogue.

 

11 Dec 1925:

Minnie (Axley) McKeever died 6 Dec 1925, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her home in Jonesboro.  She was born 28 Jun 1878, the daughter of Isaac and Marcy Axley.  She left her husband, Joseph McKeever; three children, Louis McKeever, of Jonesboro, Delphia McKeever, of Alton, and Edward McKeever, of Albuquerque, N.M.; parents; one brother, and four sisters.

 

Margaret Lyerle died 1 Dec 1925, at home in Anna, aged 79 years, 6 months, 1 day, and was buried in Lyerle Cemetery.  Her funeral was at home.  She was born near Dongola, the daughter of Thomas Allen.  She married on 6 Dec 1865, Henry Lyerle, who died about 30 years ago.  She left one daughter, Emma Hileman, of Anna; two sons, John Lyerle, of Anna, and Frank Lyerle, of Dupo; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

Margaret Kerr died 11 Dec 1912.  She was the daughter of Raleigh M. Kerr.

 

Fred Marie Manus died Monday (7 Dec 1925) at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Christian church.  He was the infant son of Fred M. Manus.

 

H. W. Toler died at Metropolis, Massac County.  He was an uncle of Miss Mollie Penninger.

 

John Hickam died of cancer and his funeral was Wednesday (9 Dec 1925).

 

Artie Frances ďTinaĒ Henley died 1 Dec 1925, at home in Balcom, of heart trouble, and was buried at I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Dongola.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  She was born 3 Jun 1911, at Dongola, the daughter of Clarence Henley, who died in 1915.  She left her mother, her stepfather, H. S. Nobles; two sisters, Louise Henley and Henrietta Noble; an aged grandfather, Thomas Henley, of McClure, Alexander County.

 

18 Dec 1925:

Dr. H. C. Hock died last Wednesday (16 Dec 1925) in Cincinnati, Iowa.  He left a widow, Flora (Halterman) Hock, who was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Lowery.

 

Fay Rendleman died Sunday (13 Dec 1925) of heart trouble at Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried in Tower Grove Cemetery, Jackson County.  She was born near Jonesboro and married in 1874 Lafayette Rendleman.  She left her husband, two children, Miss Frankie Rendleman, at home, and Mrs.Jake Hanner; two sisters, Mrs. Alice McClure and Mrs. L. H. Cook, of Anna.

 

25 Dec 1925:

Miss Cecil Fuller died and her funeral was last Monday (21 Dec 1925?) near Anna.  She was a niece of Mrs. W. H. Kerr.