Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1926

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

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1 Jan 1926:

Josepha (Kollehner) Ransmeier died 29 Dec 1925, at home south of Jonesboro, of stomach cancer and stroke of apoplexy, aged 70 years, 10 months, 1 day.  Her funeral was at St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Kornthal.  She was born 28 Feb 1855, at Kornthal, south of Jonesboro.  She was baptized and confirmed at Kornthal.  She married in 1874 at Kornthal, John Ransmeier, who died in August 1924.  She had one son, Joseph Ransmeier; three daughters, Theresa Ransmeier, Hanna Ransmeier, and Mrs. Charles Mayer, of Cape Girardeau; two grandchildren, one brother, Joseph Kollehner.  (See also 8 Jan 1926, issue.)

 

Mary E. (Frick) Shick died 21 Dec 1925, at home in Anna, aged 82 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born near Jonesboro, the daughter of Jacob Frick.  She used to teach school at Jonesboro.  She left her husband, John Shick.

 

Robert Lee Willis committed suicide 25 Dec 1925, at home on Asylum Drive in Anna, by drinking carbolic acid, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was a voluntary patient at Anna State Hospital for the past couple months, but was allowed to go home at times.  He crawled out the basement window at his home and under the front porch, where he was found dead.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, of which he had been a member since 1907.  He was born 13 Apr 1870, in McCracken Co., Ky., one of 11 children of Newton A. Willis. He had lived in Anna 27 years.  He was in business with C. L. Otrich in Park Hotel for six months, and then leased a two-story brick building with nine rooms for the Anna Hotel.  He bought the building and enlarged it by adding a third story. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, and member of Knights Templar.  He married on 22 Sep 1898, Alberta Dillow.  He left a son, Robert Willis, of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. William Thornton and Alice Mae Willis, of Anna; two brothers, Joe N. Willis, of Anna, and Charles Willis, of Dallas, Texas; and one sister, Malinda E. Gates, of Washington, D.C.

 

Silas Stinecipher died 23 Dec 1925, in Kankakee, aged 53 years, and was buried in Camp Ground Cemetery.  His funeral was at Camp Ground Cumberland Presbyterian Church, east of Anna.

 

Joseph Bauer died 27 Dec 1925, at the home of his son-in-law, C. Zwahlen, in Jonesboro, aged 77 years, 9 months, 7 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born in Gemany and came to America when 2 years old and settled south of Jonesboro.  He was the last of four brothers.  He moved to Anna and conducted a wagon making shop on South Main.  He was a member of German Evangelical Church, but was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal church in Jonesboro.  His wife died several years ago.  He had seven children, of whom five were living, Barbara Schlenker, Mrs. C. Zwahlen, Charles Bauer, Arthur Bauer, and Ernest Bauer.

 

8 Jan 1926:

Mary Ann Heis died 27 Dec 1925, at the home of her grandfather, Sam Heis, near Ware, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the infant daughter of Lester Heis.

 

Mrs. Bill Kimmel died Thursday (24 Dec 1925?) at Balcom, aged 70 years, and was buried in Chapel Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  She left a husband, one daughter, Mrs. H. A. Plott; and four grandchildren.

 

Lulu Potts died 20 Dec 1925, at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Mull, in Jonesboro, aged 36 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 17 Mar 1889, in Alto Pass, the daughter of John Mathis.  She married on 19 Oct 1912, John Potts.  She left one brother, Winstead Mathis, of Carbondale, Jackson County; one half sister, Mrs. R. J. Reynolds, of Chicago; her mother and stepfather.

 

15 Jan 1926:

James C. Modglin, aged 2 years, and Willis E. Modglin, aged two weeks, were burned to death last Friday (8 Jan 1926) in a house fire at Cobden.  They were children of Louis H. Modglin.  Two other children, aged 4 years and 5 years, escaped.  The children were home alone.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

Alfred Franklin Hileman died 11 Jan 1926, at home south of Jonesboro, aged 70 years, 2 months, 18 days.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Church.  He was born 23 Oct 1855, near Jonesboro, the son of John M. and Caroline E. Hileman.  He married on 11 Sep 1879, Rose Meisenheimer.  He was road commissioner, precinct committeeman, and district school director.  He was a member of St. Johnís Reformed Church until with the rest of the church he moved its membership to Mill Creek.  He had eight children, two of whom died in infancy, Mertie Almeda Hileman and Warren Elvis Hileman.  He left six children, Oliver E. Hileman, of Jonesboro, Jennie McManus, of Chicago, Lula McLard, Everett Hileman, William H. Hileman, and Minnie Coffman, all of Jonesboro; 24 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one brother, Charles Hileman, of Jonesboro.

 

Jefferson L. ďJeffĒ Roberts died Friday (8 Jan 1926), aged nearly 80 years, and was buried in Etherton Cemetery in Jackson County.  His funeral was at Etherton.  He was born 7 Mar 1846, in Jonesboro.  He was the son of Joshua and Caroline (Cruse) Roberts.  His father was a Mexican War veteran and died in Jonesboro many years ago.  His widowed mother kept a hotel in Jonesboro and in Anna.  She was the daughter of Peter Cruse, an old pioneer of Union County.  He was educated in Jonesboro.  He removed to Jackson County 40 years ago to a farm seven miles south of Murphysboro.  He attended the Free Baptist church, but was not a member.  He clerked for his brother, A. H. Roberts, in his store and there met the daughter of Jackson Coungy Sheriff Carroll Etherton.  He married Anna Etherton.  They had three children, Mrs. Ollie Miller, of Cleveland, Ohio, Jennie Williams, of St. Albans, W. Va., and Jefferson Roberts, Jr., at the old home place.  He also left three brothers A. H. Roberts, undertaker at Murphysboro, Jackson County, Charles D. Roberts, of Washington, D.C., and Frank D. Roberts, of Chicago; and one sister, Fannie Boatright, of St. Louis.

 

Lorena Horten died Thursday (7 Jan 1926) at Balcom, of pneumonia, aged 4 years, and was buried in Dongola Cemetery.  She was the daughter of E. Horten.

 

29 Jan 1926:

Martha Ann (Rand) Penninger died 20 Jan 1926, after a stroke of apoplexy and partial paralysis.  Her funeral was at her home near Dongola.  Her body was placed in a receiving vault at Ford Funeral home to await future interment at St. Johnís Cemetery.  She was born 6 Oct 1847, at Old Caledonia, Pulaski County, and grew up at Caledonia and Cairo.  She became a Christian at age 11.  She taught school for seven years before she married.  She married on 17 Apr 1875, George W. Penninger, who died 16 Jan 1913.  She had four daughters and three sons.  One daughter, Bertha I. Roach, died four years ago.  She left five children, Georgia A. Karraker, of Jonesboro, Elizabeth P. Verble, Silas R. Penninger, Clarence V. Penninger, of Dongola, and Charles C. Penninger, of Balcom; two sisters, Mary C. Rand, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Elizabeth Middleton, of Anna; five stepchildren, Jeff Penninger, of Laverne, Tenn., Laura Lombard, of Oregon, Margaret Hargrave, of Anna, Mary C. Garrett, of Danville, and Martha J. Hileman, of Jonesboro.

 

Dr. M. A. Gunter died 22 Jan 1926, at home in Ware, aged 71 years, 1 month, 22 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at his home.  He was born 30 Mar 1854, near Lebanon, Marion Co., Ky.  He moved to McLeansboro, Hamilton County, in November 1857.  He worked on the farm and attended school during the winter.  He enrolled in Ewing College in 1883.  He taught school and studied medicine with Dr. Hale and Dr. Benson.  He farmed two years and then attended medical lectures at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, graduating in 1878.  He set up practice at Knightís Prairie and in October 1880 moved to Leora, Stoddard Co., Mo.  He also practiced at Brownwood, Mo., until 1884, when he located at East Cape Girardeau, Alexander County.  On 30 Mar 1891 he moved to Willardís Landing, from where he moved to Ware in 1894.   He was a member of Jonesboro Masonic Lodge No. 111.  He married on 28 Mar 1875, Mary A. Steel, who died 10 Jan 1900.  He married on 11 Mar 1902, Sarah Winchester, who died 21 Jul 1923.  He left one daughter, Julia Flynn, of Carbondale, Jackson County, two sons, C. C. Hunter and H. A. Gunter, both of Ware; three sisters, and two brothers.

 

James Lingle died 21 Jan 1926, at Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, of blood poisoning from infected teeth.  He was taken to the hospital on 16 Jan 1926.  His funeral was at his home in Jonesboro.  He was born 30 Dec 1860, in Jonesboro.  He attended Normal University at Cape Girardeau, Mo.  At age 16 he learned the printerís trade.  In 1880, at the age of 19, he taught school in Union County.  He taught five years and the last two years was principal at Alto Pass and Jonesboro high schools.  While teaching, he studied law with Judge M. C. Crawford and Sidney Grear.  He was admitted to the bar in August 1885.  He was elected Jonesboro city attorney twice and resigned in 1886 and went to Wyoming.  He returned to Jonesboro after two years.  In 1888 he ran for stateís attorney and was defeated.  He was in partnership with D. W. Karraker until July 1896, when he was elected stateís attorney.  He was re-elected four times and served until 1912.  In 1916 he was elected again and served until 1920.  He was stateís attorney for a total of 20 years.  He was a Mason and member of the Democrat State Central Committee.  He was nominated for circuit judge and for Congress.  He married on 8 Aug 1894, Kitty Burke, of Cairo, Alexander County, who died 5 Jun 1907.  He married on 11 May 1912, Bertha E. Bernhard.  He left one son, Edwin Lingle, of Jonesboro, who was unable to reach his fatherís bedside before his death; one daughter, Mary wife of Joseph I. McDonell, of Evanston (or Chicago); one grandchild, Mary Frances McDonell; three brothers, Charles Lingle, of Waukegan, Will L. Lingle and John E. Lingle, of Jonesboro.  (See also 5 Feb 1926, 19 Mar 1926, and 7 May 1926, issues.)

 

5 Feb 1926:

Laura A. DeWitt died 28 Jan 1926, at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, which she joined 35 years ago.  She was born 25 Nov 1846, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of Hiram and Nancy (Hargrave) Walker.  She married on 25 Feb 1868, James DeWitt.  She left two daughters, Mary Estelle DeWitt and Mamie L. DeWitt; and one sister, Flora Grear.

 

Levi A. Miller died 31 Jan 1926, at home two and a half miles south of Jonesboro, of hardening of the arteries, aged 74 years, 9 months, 15 days.  He was one of seven children of John and Mary Ann Miller. He joined St. Johnís Lutheran Church in his youth.  He married on 27 May 1879, Mary Adaline Brown, who died 10 Jul 1898.  They had six children.  Claudie A. Miller and Daisy M. Miller, preceded their mother in death, and Mary Ann Miller died in infancy after her motherís death. Surviving children were John H. Miller, William C. Miller, and George M. Miller, of Pomona, Calif. (served two years in World War I in the air service as a mechanic).  He married on 29 Nov 1899, Juliette Dukes.  They had seven children, Pearlie E. Miller, A. Duke Miller, Beatrice L. Miller, Lester O. Miller, G. Geneva Miller, Mae L. Miller, and Owen L. Miller, all living.  He also left three sisters, Amanda Thompson, of Sesser, Elizabeth Heilig, of Clarendon, Ark., and Sarah Rendleman, of Saratoga; and several grandchildren.

 

Mrs. Will Jackson died at home near Jerusalem, Jackson County.  Her funeral was Sunday (31 Jan 1926).

 

Walter Treece died last Saturday (30 Jan 1926) in an Anna hospital, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery.  His funeral was at Norris Funeral Home.  He left two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Eaves and Mrs. W. C. Nimmo; and one son at West Frankfort, Franklin County.

 

Anna Helen Masska died Tuesday (2 Feb 1926) at home on South Street in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She had had several strokes beginning last summer.  Her funeral was at home.  She was born 27 Jun 1852, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., the daughter of Ferdinand and Anna Kuehle.   She had six sisters and four brothers, of whom two were living, Emma Davie, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and William R. Kuehle, of Grand Tower, Jackson County.  She married in October 1870 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Wentzell Masska, who died in 1902.  They lived at Marble Hill, Mo., until 1886, when they moved to Anna.  She joined the Lutheran Church in 1895.  She had four sons and four daughters.  She left six children, Emma A. Masska, William August Masska, Francis Robert Masska, Laura Tekla Eddleman, Robert Monroe Masska, of Leesburg, Fla., and Anna Helen Mayberry, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

John Leyerle died 28 Jan 1926, in his chair while dressing for breakfast, at home near Balcom, and was buried in Leyerle Cemetery.  His funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  He was born in 1846, near Balcom.  He left two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Worstman, of Dongola, and Mrs. Charley Holshouser, of Anna; three sons, Will Leyerle, of Chase, Cyrus Leyerle, of Colorado, and Everett Leyerle, of Balcom.

 

12 Feb 1926:

Clarence McLellan died Tuesday (9 Feb 1926) at home in Parsons, Kan., and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was a grandson of the late Isabella Treece.  He left a widow.

 

James W. Gibson died at home in Murphysboro, Jackson County, of stroke of paralysis.  He was postmaster at Murphysboro.  His wife died in the cyclone on 18 Mar 1925.

 

Charles Emery was killed last Sunday (7 Feb 1926) when he was run over by a north bound freight train at Main Street crossing in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Townsend F. Dodd American Legion Post 344 conducted the funeral.  He and his brother, George Emery, had jumped a freight train at the stockyards and were hanging on the side of a car as the train approached the crossing.  His overcoat caught when he jumped and he was thrown under the wheels.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He left a widow, an infant, his parents, and six brothers.

 

19 Feb 1926:

Russell Ulen was killed last Friday (12 Feb 1926) half mile south of Balcom, aged 16 years.  He was from Ullin, Pulaski County.  He was driving a car with several other Ullin basketball players returning from a game at Alto Pass.  Robert Gunn, of Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, was in the car also and was injured and not expected to live.  He was struck by another vehicle driven by Pecolier Greer, of Carbondale, Jackson County, returning from a basketball game at Mounds with other team players.  Greer was arrested by the Union County sheriff. 

 

William Keefe died Monday (15 Feb 1926) at St. Louis.  He was conductor on the M. & O. Railroad.  He left several children.

 

26 Feb 1926:

Louise Lasley was killed in an auto accident one mile from Mountain Glen, aged 13 years, and was buried at Dongola.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Church.  Three others in the car were Dean Durall, the driver; Naoma Durall, and Floyd Lacey.  They were on their way to church at Cobden, passing another car, when the car hit a rock and turned over in a ditch.  She tried to jump of the car and was pinned underneath.  She was the daughter of Henry Lasley, of near Mountain Glen and used to live at Balcom.

 

William James Dugan died at home in Mound City, Pulaski County, aged 70 years.  He was cremated at St. Louis.  He used to have a blacksmith shop in Jonesboro.  He lived at Cairo, Alexander County, 25 years and moved to Mound City a year ago.  He was a blacksmith on 19th Street.  He left a widow, one daughter, Mrs. T. J. Brentlinger; and one son, W. P. Dugan, both of Dexter, Mo.

 

Edna (Lind) Buckner died 18 Feb 1926, at the home of her parents, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she was a member.  She was born 6 Apr 1899, at Anna, the daughter of E. C. Lind.  She married on 23 Oct 1920, in Herrin, Williamson County, and returned to her parentsí home on 19 Feb 1923.  She was a member of Rebekah Lodge.

 

Eupah Elizabeth (Robinson) Daniels died 19 Feb 1926, at home five miles east of Anna, aged 63 years, and was buried in a cemetery near Trinity Church..  Her funeral was at Trinity Church.

 

Adam Verble died 19Feb 1926, at home one mile west of Balcom, of pneumonia and an injured shoulder, and was buried in Leyerle Cemetery.  His funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church, of which he was a member.  He was born 8 Jul 1844.  He married Elizabeth Nordmeyer.  He was a Civil War veteran.  He had seven children, of whom two died in infancy.  He left five children, Clarence Verble and Cora Verble, who lived with their father, Edna Hileman, of Balcom, Alice Gardner, of Jonesboro, Laura Poutt, of Wolf Lake; eight grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren.  Clara Allen, of Wolf Lake, was a granddaughter.

 

5 Mar 1926:

John Kesler committed suicide last Friday (26 Feb 1926) by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun at his home east of Anna, aged 28 years.  He borrowed the shells from a neighbor.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He left a widow and one child.

 

Minnie Ann Hartline died 1 Mar 1926, at home east of Anna and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at home.  She was the wife of Charles W. Hartline.

 

Ellen Samanthy (Corzine) Ferguson died 23 Feb 1926, at the home of Mrs. Sam Baker in Balcom, aged 60 years, 5 months, 3 days, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Church.  She married on 2 Oct 1887, Nathan W. Holshouser, who died 24 Dec 1904.  She married in 1912, I. Frank Ferguson.

 

12 Mar 1926:

William M. Howard died 8 Mar 1926, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was a Norris Funeral Home.  He was born 14 Jul 1855, in England.  He served in the English Navy.  He lived in Anna 40 years.  He married in 1885 Mary McIntire, who died in 1891.  They had two daughters, Sarah Meeham, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Maggie Howard, of Anna.  He married in 1895 Louisa Cash, who died 12 Dec 1921.  He also left a granddaughter.

 

19 Mar 1926:

Mattie (Peak) Lee died 17 Mar 1926, at a hospital in Houston, Texas, aged 61 years, 13 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church, which she joined at an early age.  She was born 4 Mar 1865.  She married Ira V. Lee, who died in 1901.  She went to Texas in the winter to visit her brother, W. H. Peak, and her sister, Mrs. W. D. Lyerle.  She had three sons, Don Lee, Orrell Lee, and Van Lee.  She also left two brothers, James A. Peak, of California, and W. H. Peak, of Texas; and two sisters, Ethel wife of W. D. Lyerle, of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. C. D. Nusbaum, of Jonesboro.  (See also 26 Mar 1926, issue.)

 

John A. Mull died 16 Mar 1926, at home in Jonesboro, aged 60 years, 5 months, 16 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at home.  He lived in Jonesboro 20 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.  He left a widow and one daughter.

 

John C. Humphrey died 14 Mar 1926, at home in Jonesboro, aged 86 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  His funeral was at the cemetery chapel.  He came to Cobden during the Civil War and lived on a farm near Cobden before moving to the east part of Jonesboro.  His son was a dentist and died a year ago in a northern state.  He left a widow, Mrs. (Barker) Humphrey.

 

William P. Slack died Wednesday (17 Mar 1926) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lee Haldeman, in Anna, aged 83 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Norris Funeral Home.  He was a Civil War veteran.  He was postmaster for 16 years at Carbondale, Jackson County, and a member of the Masonic lodge in Carbondale.  He was a brother of the late R. H. ďDickĒ Slack, of Jonesboro.

 

Mrs. C. H. Anderson died Tuesday (16 Mar 1926) and was buried at McLeansboro, Hamilton County.  Her husband was superintendent of Anna State Hospital.  She was a member of Order of Eastern Star at Anna.  She left her husband, and two daughters, Ann Ede, of Chicago, and Ruth Anderson, at home.

 

Dr. T. J. Rich died Wednesday (17 Mar 1926) at home in Anna, aged 82 years, and was buried in AnnaCemetery.

 

Arthur Griffith died 14 Mar 1926, of Brightís disease, and was buried in Makanda Cemetery.  He lived at Water Valley.

 

Grandma Landis died.

 

Mrs. William Cavaness died.

 

Sylvester Sumner died.

 

2 Apr 1926:

Robert F. Hileman died 25 Mar 1926, at home at McClure, Alexander County, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born 17 Jun 1899, the son of Van Hileman, of McClure.  He married on 1 Dec 1922, Clide Frick, of Jonesboro.  He left a widow and an infant daughter.

 

Mary J. Lindsey died 29 Mar 1926, at the home of her son, Claude Lindsey, in Elco, Alexander County, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 22 Apr 1854.  She married Abe Lindsey, who died a number of years ago.  She left several sons.

 

Betty Lou Clutts died and her funeral was Sunday (28 Mar 1926) at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.  She was the infant daughter of L. D. Clutts.

 

Lulu (Gregory) Fite died, aged 34 years, and her funeral was Monday (29 Mar 1926) at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.

 

William N. Corlis died Tuesday (30 Mar 1926) at a St. Louis hospital, where he was taken on Saturday (27 Mar 1926), and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church.  He was born 5 Jan 1854, in Brooksville, Ky., the son of Dr. George and Maria (Rice) Corlis.  His parents died when he was quite young and he came to Anna in 1869.  He had a mercantile business later owned by T. N. Perrine.  He married on 11 Jul 1888, Margaret Burns, who survives.  He was in the commission business at Anna, buying fruits and vegetables. 

 

Amanda (Chester) Sams died Tuesday last week (23 Mar 1926) at Anna State Hospital, aged 91 years, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. Johnís Church.

 

Fred Vernon Davis died 28 Mar 1926, at the home of his parents in Anna, of pneumonia, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 18 Apr 1901, the son of W. A. Davis.  He graduated from Anna Jonesboro Community High School in 1920.  He was an apprentice druggist at Owens Drug Store and attended St. Louis College of Pharmacy for two years.  He was a bookkeeper for West-Ligon Coal Company.  He married on 29 Sep 1924, Viola Braddy, of Jonesboro.

 

9 Apr 1926:

Son of Van Casper died Monday (5 Apr 1926) at home west of Jonesboro, aged 9 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

Edmund S. Lefler died Monday (5 Apr 1926) at Hot Springs, Ark., and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Church.  He moved from Jonesboro to Hot Springs a few years ago.

 

R. A. Cuhl died Sunday (4 Apr 1926) at home in Dongola, aged 69 years.  He was a former businessman in Dongola.

 

Jacob Douglas died 3 Apr 1926, at home near Dongola, aged 67 years.  His funeral was at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, of which he was a charter member.  He was born near Jonesboro, the son of Alexander and Sarah Douglas.  He married Maria Hinkle.  He left two daughters and one son, all of Dongola.

 

Eliza (Rich) Condon died Tuesday (6 Apr 1926) at home north of Anna, aged 72 years, 2 months, 20 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at home.  She was the widow of Frank Condon.

 

Mary (Miller) Dickinson died at home on Morgan Street in Anna, of pneumonia, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born in Jonesboro, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Cover) Miller.  She married on 15 Sep 1878, at Anna, James N. Dickinson.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Acacia Shrine, Anna Womanís Club and Ste. Anneís Episcopal Church.  She left two daughters, Catherine wife of A. S. Piper, of Enid, Okla., and Allene wife of Roy Green, of Inglewood, Calif.  She began raising in 1897 two orphaned nieces, Leeta DeWolf and Elsie DeWolf.  She also left two sisters, Alice Moss, of Anna, and Catherine Bourton, of Billings, Mont.; and five grandchildren, Jane Piper, James D. Piper, Catherine Green, Eugene D. Green, and Mary Lucille Green.  (See also 21 May 1926, issue.)

 

16 Apr 1926:

Peter Hofmann died at Iowa City, Iowa.  He moved from Union County 50 years ago.  He was a brother of Louisa Smith, of Jonesboro.

 

Six men were killed in Herrin, Williamson County, in a riot on Election Day over a Klan feud.

 

Walter Corgan died in Chicago.

 

Tom Guinn died 8 Apr 1926, aged 68 years, 5 months.  He was born 8 Nov 1857, in Texas and came to Illinois when 6 years old.  He married 1st Mary Green, 2nd Emma Robinson, and 3rd on 16 Sep 1917, Messie Robinson.  One son and two daughters preceded him in death.  He left four sons, James Guinn, Elmer Guinn, Jesse Guinn, and Claude Guinn; one brother, M. E. Guinn; and four grandchildren.

 

23 Apr 1926:

Francis Huff was killed Monday (19 Apr 1926) by a train at Dupo, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna.  He was the brother of Will Huff, of near Dongola, and Mrs. Ford Stone, of Jonesboro.  He left a widow, who was the daughter of Sherman Lee, of Ware.

 

30 Apr 1926:

John R. Harris died and his funeral was last week at Herrin, Williamson County.  He was a Mason.  He lived in Herrin nearly all his life.  He married on 16 Nov 1915, Mrs. Will Snyder, formerly of Jonesboro.  Frank Snyder, of Laramie, Wyo., was a stepson.

 

John Lee Disney died 23 Apr 1926, in Anna, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  He was born 30 Jun 1908, in Van Buren, Ark., the son of Roy Disney.  He lived near Vineland and joined Vineland Baptist Church in September 1924.  He left his parents, one sister, Ellen Harrison; and three brothers. 

 

Bessie Smithey died 26 Apr 1926, at home in Mill Creek, aged 19 years, 3 months, and was buried in Sims Cemetery near Mill Creek (in Alexander County).  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Mill Creek.  She married on 24 Jan 1925, Albert Smithey.  She left her husband and one child, aged 9 months.

 

Mariah (Price) Brown died 24 Apr 1926, at home near Jonesboro, aged 98 years, 6 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  She was born 18 Apr 1828, in Jackson, Tenn., daughter of Michael and Prudence Price.  She joined the Presbyterian Church when 16 and six years ago joined the Methodist Episcopal Church.  She married on 11 Oct 1849, Jimmerson S. Brown, who died 19 Jan 1875.  She moved to Jonesboro in 1879.  She had eight children, of whom four were living, James D. R. Brown, of Jonesboro, Mary L. Powell, of Livingston Co., Ky., Jefferson D. Brown, of Anna, and John F. Brown, of near Jonesboro.  She also left 46 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

Miss Agnes Donehew died in St. Louis.  She was the cousin of Mrs. Addie Williford, of Anna.

 

Altia Crissup died last Thursday (22 Apr 1926) at Hale-Willard Memorial Hospital, after an appendicitis operation, aged 21 years, 5 months, 15 days, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.  She left her parents, two brothes, and two sisters.

 

Lourinda (Keith) Corgan Anderson died 24 Apr 1926, aged 95 years, 7 months, 28 days, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Alto Pass.  She was born 26 Aug 1830, at St. John, near DuQuoin, Perry County, the daughter of Sampson and Lucinda Keith.  She moved to the Old Keith farm near Alto Pass when 6 years old.  She joined Limestone Baptist Church when 17 years old.  In 1885 she moved her membership to the Missionary Baptist church at Alto Pass.  She married at age 18, Singleton Corgan, who died four years later.  They had two daughters, Ellen Corgan and Vinnie Corgan.  She married nine years later, Amos J. Anderson, who died 4 Feb 1874.  They had six sons, John J. Anderson, deceased, Alec H. Anderson, of Benton, Franklin County, Cyrus J. Anderson, of Flagler, Colo., Joseph B. Anderson, of Alto Pass, Bowen K. Anderson, of Rose Lake, Idaho, and Abner A. Anderson, of Otis Orchard, Wash.  She also left one sister, Rachel Bruitt, of Allendale, Mo.; 22 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

 

14 May 1926:

Ethel Lillian (Fisher) Lynn and daughter, Beulah May Lynn, were killed 6 May 1926, in an explosion of a coal oil can used to start a kitchen fire, at home two miles south of Jonesboro, and were buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  The house they rented on the Fred Bernhard farm was burned.  There was a coronerís inquest.  Their funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  She was born 23 Oct 1893, the daughter of David Fisher.  She married on 6 Jan 1912, Garland Lynn.  She had four children.  J. W. Lingle was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Lynn.

 

William A. Avitt died 5 May 1926, at home in Chicago, aged 47 years, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at St. Johnís Church.  He was the son of William P. Avitt, of south of Anna, and a brother of P. E. Avitt, of Anna.  He married 25 years ago, Elinor Courtwright, from whom he was divorced.  He had one son, aged 20 years, in school in Davenport, Iowa.

 

Eva (Hughes) Reifurth died Monday (10 May 1926), aged 23 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of her father, J. T. Hughes, one mile south of Jonesboro.

 

Charles E. Shelton was shot Sunday (9 May 1926) and died 30 minutes later, at the hospital in Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 22 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was shot by John James, aged 81 years, a horse trader who moved a few months ago from Jasper Co., Mo., to Murphysboro, and who claimed to be a cousin of Jesse JamesShelton had loaned James 50 cents at Carterville, Williamson County, and demanded payment and reported threatened to beat him.   John Kerr, of Jonesboro, was an uncle.  He also left his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Shelton; three brothers, Samuel Shelton and J. O. Shelton, of Union County, and J. C. Shelton, of Murphysboro; three sisters, Mary Smith, of Herrin, Williamson County, Myrtle Orr, of Peoria, and Mrs. William Robinson, of Carbondale, Jackson County.

 

21 May 1926:

William Boyd died Wednesday (19 May 1926) after a stroke of apoplexy on Monday (17 May 1926).  He was an aged farmer near Jonesboro.

 

Alice Watkins died Monday (17 May 1926) at home in Jonesboro, aged 66 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church, of which she was a member.  She left her husband, Terry Watkins; and eight children.  Two sons were Ray D. Watkins, of St. Louis, and Cecil E. Watkins, in the U. S. Army at Camp Mead, Baltimore, Md.  (See also 28 May 1926, issue.)

 

Charles W. M. Frogge died 13 May 1926, at home one mile north of Wolf Lake, and was buried in Grand Tower Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Presbyterian church in Grand Tower.  He was born 9 Feb 1876, the son of Martin and Elizabeth Frogge.  He married 30 years ago Effie Drum.  One child died in infancy.  He left his widow, one brother, Heenan Frogge; and eight nephews and nieces.

 

28 May 1926:

Homer Galbraith, aged 25 years, of Tamms, Alexander County, Samuel Caigle, aged 30 years, of Mound City, Pulaski County, and James Connell, of Mound City, were killed last Monday (24 May 1926) in an automobile accident near Mound City.  Their roadster crashed into a tree and Galbraith and Caigle died at the accident.  Connell died at St. Maryís Hospital in Cairo, Alexander County.

 

Marie (Miles) Casper died 18 May 1926, at home at Cottage Hill, Fla., and was buried at Cottage Hill.  She was born 13 Sep 1855, at St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., and came to Illinois in 1867, settling near Cobden.  She was educated in New York schools and attended Southern Illinois Normal University.  She taught school at Cobden, Anna, and Jonesboro.  She married in 1879 Walter J. Casper, of Johnson County.  She lived at New Burnside, Johnson County, 30 years, but eight years ago moved to Florida for her health.   She left her husband, one son, and one daughter.

 

John Eans was accidentally killed Thursday last week (20 May 1926) at Alto Pass.  He was a fugitive from Anna State Hospital.  He was shot by Bonnie Newberry, aged 11 years, who was firing a 22-caliber rifle in his back yard.

 

Emma Louise (Fulenwider) Lefler died 22 May 1926, at home in Jonesboro, aged 56 years, 5 months, 19 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church.  She was born 3 Dec 1869, near Jonesboro, the daughter of Adam and Ann Fulenwider.  She joined St. Johnís Lutheran Church at age 14 years, but 12 years ago transferred to Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro.  She married on 6 Feb 1886, Edmund S. Lefler, who died 5 Apr 1926.  She had three sons, Ernest Leroy Lefler, of Hammond, Ind., Clarence Merwin Lefler, of Decatur, and William Hobart Lefler, of Anna; and one daughter, Vesta Delorus Lefler, of Anna.  She also left two grandchildren, three brothers, Adolphus Fulenwider, of Union City, Tenn., George Fulenwider, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Julius Fulenwider, of Jonesboro; and two sisters, Amanda Fulenwider and Phoebe Fulenwider, both of Douglas, Ariz.

 

Rev. Martin Speck died last Monday (24 May 1926) at Anna, aged 88 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born in Germany and came to America in 1855, locating at Carmi, White County.  He came to Anna 32 years ago.  He was the former pastor of United Evangelical Church at Jonesboro.  He left one daughter, Mrs. Ed Matthes, of Anna.

 

Harry Lester ďDanĒ Wallace died 20 May 1926, aged 43 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  He married on 3 Jun 1906, at Camp Ground Church, Mattie E. Davis.  He worked at the hospital and was a member of the Christian church.  He had two children, Alice Wallace and Harry Sidney Wallace.

 

4 Jun 1926:

Margaret A. Crawford died last Sunday (30 May 1926) at home in Anna, aged 89 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Coffman.

 

Florence Worthington died Saturday (29 May 1926) at Anna State hospital.  Her funeral was at her home in Olmsted, Pulaski County.  She was the daughter of Isaac Worthington, of Olmsted.  She left four sisters, Clara Olmsted, E. J. Worthington and Laura Worthington, of Olmsted, and Mattie Kimball, of St. Louis.  J. A. Worthington, of Anna, was a cousin.

 

Tom Hutchinson was shot and killed Saturday (29 May 1926) at a resort for drinking and gambling, one and a half miles from McClure, Alexander County, aged 25 years.  He was a section hand.  He shot a Negro woman in the leg at the resort and Lewis Hill poked a shotgun through the rear of his car and shot him in the head.  Hill escaped.

 

Samuel Dillow was killed Saturday (29 May 1926) in a runaway accident.  He was a farmer east of Dongola and hitched a team of mules to a mower in the barn lot.  The team ran and he was thrown off the mower.  His wife witnessed the accident from their porch and he was dead when she reached him.

 

11 Jun 1926:

Benjamin William ďBenĒ Bartruff died 10 Jun 1926, at Cook County Hospital, from injuries from an accident on Wednesday (9 Jun 1926) at Chicago, aged 23 years, 6 months, 14 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was riding a motorcycle and was hit by a Studebaker sedan driven by a policeman.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.  He was the son of William and Elizabeth Bartruff, of Jonesboro.  He went to Chicago to work two months ago.  He left three sisters, Susie Fowler, of Jonesboro, Lulu Stilley and Laura Lipe, of Chicago; and three brothers, Samuel Bartruff, of Chicago, Glenn Bartruff and Arthur Bartruff, of Jonesboro.  (See also 18 Jun 1926, issue.)

 

Francis M. Reed died 8 Jun 1926, in Lake Spavinaw, Okla., very old, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was born 7 Jul 1845, near Cobden.  He married on 21 Aug 1868, Mary Johnston, who died 12 years ago.  He moved from Jonesboro to Afton, Oklahoma, in 1902.  He was a member of Jonesboro Masonic lodge.  He left three sons, Francis M. Reed, Jr., and John A. Reed, of Afton, Okla., and Oliver M. Reed, of Shawnee, Okla.; one daughter, Martha Storm, of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Sam Reed, of Illmo, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Jane Littleton; and seven grandchildren.  (See also 18 Jun 1926, issue.)

 

Zola C. Brown died 6 Jun 1926, at home in Mill Creek, aged 25 years, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mill Creek Baptist Church, of which she was a member.  She left her husband, Hubert Brown; one son; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hastings, of Mill Creek; two brothers, and two sisters.

 

Curtis Foster died 9 Jun 1926, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sheridan Sadler, on Heacock Street in Jonesboro, aged 20 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  He was a brother of John Foster, former alderman, and also had four other brothers.

 

18 Jun 1926:

Thomas C. Lippard died Wednesday (16 Jun 1926) at Hale-Willard Hospital in Anna, after a stroke of apoplexy on 2 Jun 1926, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church.  He was born 4 Sep 1855, near Balcom.  He married on 18 Nov 1882, Sarah Jane Grantham, who died in August 1903.  He came to Anna many years ago and was a contractor, carpenter, and builder.  He was a member of I. O. O. F., Modern Woodman of America, and Carpenters Union.  He left two children, Oscar L. Lippard, of Anna, and Mrs. L. T. Leonard, of Simsburg, Conn.; one brother, Joe Lippard, of Mattoon; and two grandchildren.

 

Mrs. Walter Bridgemen died Sunday (13 Jun 1926) and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  She left five children, Eula Wilson, Orville Bridgeman, Marie Bridgeman, Earl Bridgeman, and Geneva Bridgeman.

 

August Seger died last Sunday (13 Jun 1926) at his home in Anna, of affection of the brain, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was ill three weeks.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, which he joined on 6 Feb 1887.  He was born 2 May 1853, in Grosenforde, Hanover, Germany.  At age 18, in 1871, he came to America and landed at New Orleans.  He located at Metropolis, Massac County.  He was a blacksmith and became a naturalized citizen in 1876.  He married on 18 Jan 1877, at Evansville, Ind., Margaret Feuss.  He moved to Anna in 1885 and was a farm implement dealer.  He retired several years ago.  He was a member of I. O. O. F. for 44 years.  He left a widow, one son, Christian Henry Seger, of Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Iona Seger, of Anna; three grandsons and one granddaughter; and one brother and four sisters still in Germany.

 

25 Jun 1926:

Martha C. Shelton died Saturday (19 Jun 1926) at Anna State Hospital, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery in Mounds, Pulaski County.  Her funeral was at the home of her brother, A. L. Murphy, in the southwest part of Jonesboro.  She lived in Mound City, Pulaski County, for several years.

 

Adam Mowery died Sunday (20 Jun 1926), aged 69 years, 4 months, 6 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church in Mill Creek, of which he was a member.  He was found dead in his bed.  He was born 14 Feb 1857, in Union County.  He owned nearly 600 acres.  He left a widow, Elizabeth (Dillow) Mowery; one son, Ernest Mowery; one daughter, Mrs. Lee Rinehart; nine grandchildren, and one sister.  Everett Maze, of Fondulac, Wis., was a nephew.  The card of thanks that appeared in the newspaper listed the son Ernestís name as Richard E. Mowery.

 

2 Jul 1926:

Clifford Calvin Misenhimer committed suicide Monday (28 Jun 1926) at the family home several miles south of Jonesboro, aged 23 years, 7 months, 11 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  He placed the muzzle of a shot gun over his heart.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He was the son of Eli A. Misenhimer.  His name was also recorded as Clifton Misenhimer.

 

Walter Hartline died, aged 45 years.  He was killed when his buggy was hit by an automobile driven by Earl Davis and Glenn Hindman north of Anna, who then drove away.  They were later arrested and charged with manslaughter.  He was a farmer near Mountain Glen.

 

Mary J. Tygett died Wednesday (30 Jun 1926) at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. John J. Tygett, in Jonesboro, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She would have been 85 years old on 3 Nov 1926.  The coronerís inqest said she died from a head injury.

 

Harry Treece died last week.  He was the son-in-law of Fanny Wiggins, of Chicago, and the brother of Mrs. Harry Fiss, of St. Louis.

 

9 Jul 1926:

Dovie Miller died 3 Jul 1926, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles L. Hileman, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  She left her mother, Sarah L. Miller; one sister, Mrs. C. L. Hileman; one half sister, Mrs. Margaret Sams, of McClure, Alexander County; and one half brother, Everett D. Miller, of Jonesboro.

 

Ray Reynolds died 3 Jul 1926, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 23 Dec 1890, at Reynoldsville, the oldest of five children of W. R. S. and Mary Reynolds.  He went west for his health 14 years ago and then returned home.  He was a member of I. O. O. F. at Jonesboro.  Two siblings preceded him in death.  He left one brother, John Reynolds, of near Reynoldsville; and one sister in Tuscon, Ariz.  (See also 23 Jul 1926, issue.)

 

16 Jul 1926:

Samuel Vaughn died last Saturday (10 Jul 1926) at the Anna hospital, aged 79 years, and was buried in Friendship Cemetery.  His funeral was at Friendship Church near Goreville, Johnson County.  He lived in Goreville.

 

G. G. Harvey died 10 Jul 1926, aged 68 years, 11 months, 17 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Jonesboro Baptist Church.  He was born 27 Jul 1857.  He joined Reynoldsville Baptist Church in 1921.  He married about 1876 Ida Scrithfield.  They had four children, of whom two died in infancy.  He married in 1890 Martha Reeder.  They had two daughters and one son, of whom one daughter and one son preceded him in death.  He left two sons, Charley Harvey and Sam Harvey, by his first marriage; and one daughter, Mrs. Nora wife of Fred Smick, of Anna, by his second marriage; two sisters, four brothers, and one granddaughter.

 

23 Jul 1926:

George H. Rich died 10 Jul 1926, at home near Cobden, aged 69 years, 10 months, 7 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was one of eight children of the late John M. Rich.  He married on 26 Apr 1881, Harriet Rendleman.  He had five children.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and served as Sunday school superintendent 17 years.  He was a charter member of Knights of Pythias Lodge at Cobden.  He left one brother, M. M. Rich; three sisters; two children, Claude Rich and George Rich.

 

30 Jul 1926:

Mrs. Fred C. Goodnow died 20 Jul 1926, at home in Alexandria, Va.  She was the daughter of the late John H. Barton, publisher of the Carbondale Herald.

 

Austin Davis drowned last Sunday (25 Jul 1926) swimming in a pond near Camp Ground Church, aged 15 years.  His cousin named Medlin was with him.  He lived in the western part of Johnson County and worked for his father, an invalid farmer.  There was a coronerís inquest.

 

Charles F. LaMar died at St. Maryís Hospital in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 30 years.  He was killed when his Studebaker stalled on the railroad tracks at Donogla and was struck by a south bound train.  His wife was in the car with him.  He lived at Dongola and was a salesman for Street Oil Company.

 

Alonzo Keaton died last Friday (23 Jul 1926), at a Cairo, Alexander County, hospital, aged 27 years.  He was killed when he crashed into an engine four miles north of Cairo.  Also in the car with him were Clement Marchildon, Margaret Rust, and Claudia Thomas, all of Cairo.  He was a businessman at Cairo.

 

William A. Pittsford died Tuesday (27 Jul 1926) at Anna State Hospital, of infirmities of old age, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He used to drive a hack between Anna and Jonesboro.  He left one son in St. Louis.

 

Robert Todd Lincoln died 26 Jul 1926, near Manchester, Vt. He would have been 83 years old on 1 Aug  1926.  He was found dead in his bed.

 

6 Aug 1926:

Charles D. Nusbaum died 30 Jul 1926, at home in Jonesboro, of angina pectoris, aged 65 years, 9 months, 27 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church across the street from his home, where he had attended services since early childhood.  He was born 3 Oct 1860, the youngest child of David S. and Minerva (Crowell) Nusbaum.  He married on 1 Sep 1889, Josie Peak.  He was a Mason.  He established the Racket Store about 1890 with L. H. Storm in the Rixleben building on the south side of Jonesboro Square.  He left one son, Carl D. Nusbaum, of Chicago; one brother, Dr. John L. Nusbaum, of Jonesboro; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Machleith, of Jonesboro; and one half sister, Mrs. Ethel Lyerle, of Houston, Texas.

 

Oliver Goldsmith Rendleman died 27 Jul 1926, at home east of Anna, and was buried in Trinity Cemetery.

 

13 Aug 1926:

J. A. Dillow died Thursday last week (5 Aug 1926) at the breakfast table at his home, of heart trouble. His funeral was at Dongola. He was a druggist for 47 years.  He left a widow, two sons, Guy G. Dillow and Russell L. Dillow, of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Young, of Cairo, Alexander County; several brothers and sisters, including Mrs. C. W. Mowery, of Houston, Texas, Octavia Davis, and Jacobi Ward, of Anna.

 

Jesse W. Brown died last Friday (6 Aug 1926) at a hospital in Albuquerque, N. M., from injuries when a gas drum in a restaurant exploded at Mallette, S. D., and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of James D. R. Brown in Jonesboro.  He was born 7 Apr 1898, west of Jonesboro, the fifth son of seven sons and three daughters of James D. R. and Dora A. (Cruse) Brown.  He married Helen Hoffman, of South Dakota, but his parents were unaware of the marriage.   He also left four brothers, James R. Brown, of Anna, Grover C. Brown, of Shreveport, La., Cruse Brown and Dewey Brown, of Jonesboro; and two sisters, Nellie Lee Douglas, of Dongola, and Helen F. Norris, of Jonesboro.

 

Clinton W. Smith was killed 19 Jun 1926, at Steubenville, Ohio.  He was working as foreman for American Bridge Company.  He left his parents, his widow, two brothers, and one sister.  He was the son-in-law of Susie E. Poole, of Dayton, Ky.

 

Frank Wallace died 3 Aug 1926, at home in Cobden, of neuralgia of the heart, aged 67 years, and was buried in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.  His funeral was at home.  He moved from Giles Co., Tenn., to Union County in 1876.  He married in 1888 Luella Thompson.  He left a widow, one son, Robert F. Wallace; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Rich; four grandchildren, William Carroll Rich, Mary Elaine Rich, Ruth Olivia Rich, and George Wallace Rich, of Cobden; two brothers, John W. Rich, of Cobden, and A. M. Rich, of Carrsville, Ky.; and one sister, Mrs. James Caviness, of Reynoldsville.

 

George Toler died last Thursday (5 Aug 1926) at Anna State Hospital, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Norris Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Martha Fink died at Oklahoma City, Okla., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was the mother of Mrs. E. G. Earnhart.

 

Mrs. R. D. Kirkpatrick died and her funeral was at Benton, Franklin County.  She was the widow of a state legislator.

 

Mrs. John Wall died last Sunday (8 Aug 1926) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norman Hodges at Walltown, eight miles east of Anna, aged 67 years, and was buried at Herrin, Williamson County.

 

20 Aug 1926:

Mrs. James M. Hileman died last week at Fairfield, Iowa, from a broken neck.  Her husband was seriously injured.  He pulled their auto off the road into a ditch to pick blackberries and the car overturned.  She was the sister of Mrs. George W. Halterman, of Anna, and a sister-in-law of George W. Hileman, of Reynoldsville.

 

Maude M. (Lyerly) Andres died last Monday (16 Aug 1926?) in Tuscon, Ariz., and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of her father, George W. Lyerly.  She left her husband, Joseph Andres; an 8-year-old daughter; two sisters, Mrs. A. P. Lorrence, of Chicago, and Elsie Saunders, of Tuscon, Ariz.; three brothers, Everett L. Lyerly, who was taking treatments at Grand Rapids, Mich., J. Bryan Lyerly, of Tuscon, Ariz., and Carl Lyerly, of Jonesboro.

 

Joseph S. Abernathy died 13 Aug 1926, at Anna, aged 88 years, 8 months, 24 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at home.  He was born 19 Nov 1837, in Cape Girardeau Co., Mo.  He married in 1860, Josephine Johnson.  He had two sons, Samuel Abernathy and Walter Abernathy, and one daughter, Nellie Abernathy, deceased.  He settled in Jonesboro in 1880 and in 1880 moved to a farm one mile north of Anna.

 

27 Aug 1926:

Mildred Ermyl Dillow died Saturday (21 Aug 1926) at Hale-Willard Memorial Hospital in Anna, aged 12 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna.  She was the daughter of Ephraim J. Dillow, of near Wolf Lake, west of Jonesboro.

 

3 Sep 1926:

Amelia I. Lence died 28 Aug 1926, at home in Jonesboro, of old age, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church, of which she was a member.  She was born 8 Mar 1842, at Preston, one of six children of Edward and Mary Ann (Birch) Mackinder.  Preston was on the Mississippi River and was named after the town her parents came from in England.  Her father had a store and wood yard in Preston and her mother died there in 1846, after which she lived with anaunt in Louisville, Ky.  The family and moved to Jonesboro and bought what is now the home of George Barringer.  She married in 1864 Calvin B. Dishon, who died in 1886.  They lived in Murphysboro, Jackson County.  In 1889 she married Dr. W. C. Lence, and moved to Jonesboro.  She had no children, but reared several orphan children, including, Thomas Wiggins, a nephew; John Connor, of Lawton, Okla.; Mrs. Emma Bigelow, of Steeleville; Juanita (Casey) wife of Manley Casper, of Anna; and Mrs. Leonard Moore, of Jonesboro.  She also left three stepchildren, Margaret Reiss, of East St. Louis, Dr. W. H. Lence, and Mary Plemon, of Jonesboro.

 

Dorothy Ann Morgan died last week in Carbondale, Jackson County.  She was the only child of Robert Morgan.

 

10 Sep 1926:

Infant of Will Rendleman died last Friday (3 Sep 1926) at Dr. J. J. Lenceís office in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  The family was from Wolf Lake.

 

C. J. Hubbs died 3 Sep 1926, at home in Wolf Lake, aged 20 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  The funeral was at a church in Wolf Lake.

 

Patricia Mooney died at the home of her parents in Dixon, aged 20 months.  She was the daughter of Mildred (Dorris) Mooney, formerly of Vienna, Johnson County, and granddaughter of H. P. Cozby.

 

George Atnip was shot and killed Thursday last week (2 Sep 1926) at Gale, Alexander County, by William Kelley.

 

Nancy E. Hoffner died 6 Sep 1926, at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  She was born 15 Oct 1849, in Dongola.  She married in 1867, William R. Hoffner, who died in 1914.  She had 12 children, of whom nine were living.

 

Mrs. John Reams died Monday (6 Sep 1926) at home south of Reynoldsville, aged 62 years, 8 months, 3 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Reynoldsville church.  She left eight daughters.

 

17 Sep 1926:

John W. Day died Wednesday (15 Sep 1926) at home in Greenville, Miss., aged 75 years, and was buried in Crystal Springs, Miss.  He was a brother of Mrs. D. J. Hess, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. Riley Hindman, of Anna.  He moved from Union County to Mississippi over 40 years ago.  He was a brother of the late Judge W. Scott Day, of Santa Barbara, Calif., the late George W. Day, of Jonesboro, and Henry D. Day, of Mississippi.

 

Mrs. Leo Bernhard died Wednesday (15 Sep 1926) at home south of Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. Johnís Lutheran Church.  (See also 24 Sep 1926, issue.)

 

24 Sep 1926:

Emily Frances Mohler died Tuesday (21 Sep 1926) at home on West Green Street in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  She was the wife of David R. Mohler.

 

Harry C. Hinman died 20 Sep 1926, at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his mother, Mrs. John Recker.  He married on 7 Dec 1913, Ara Gertrude Anderson.  He lived at Phoenix, Ariz., for seven years for his health, and last March returned to Anna.  He joined First Christian Church in 1903.  He left a widow, two brothers, and two sisters.

 

Maria (Rich) Hilton died 16 Sep 1926, at home in Cobden, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She was born 23 Dec 1856, on the family homestead two miles east of Cobden, the sixth of 12 children of the late William Carroll and Millie C. Rich, Sr.  Her father was the former sheriff of Union County.  She taught two terms in a rural school.  She was a member of United Congregational Church of Cobden.  She married on 27 Mar 1883, John H. Hilton, of Cobden.  She had two daughters, Marie Thomas, of Cobden, and Mamie Wallace, of Cobden; and two sons, Fay Hilton and Charles Hilton, who both died in infancy.  She also left two grandchildren, C. Joseph Thomas and Charles Frederick Thomas, of Cobden; two brothers, Lafayette Rich, of Jonesboro, and Will J. Rich, of Lick Creek; and four sisters, Kate McMahon, of Goreville, Johnson County, Matilda E. Halterman, of Anna, Lou Rich, and Lizzie Rendleman, of Cobden.

 

Leonard Goodman shot himself in the head at Mill Creek, aged 22 years.

 

W. J. Bridgeman died and his funeral was Thursday (16 Sep 1926?) at Jess Mintonís home.

 

1 Oct 1926:

Florence Grace Rinehart died 29 Sep 1926, at Hale-Willard Memorial Hospital in Anna, of typhoid fever, aged 19 years, 10 months, 19 days, and was buried in St. Johnís Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church, which she joined on Easter 1925.  She was born 10 Nov 1906, the only daughter of Lee and Grace E. Rinehart, of south of Jonesboro.  She was a granddaughter of the late Adam Mowery.  She also left one brother, Lester Rinehart.  (See also 8 Oct 1926, issue.)

 

Susan I. Benton died 19 Sep 1926, at home in Dongola, aged 85 years, 6 months, 15 days, and was buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Dongola.  She was the widow of Jacob D. Benton, who died years ago.

 

Mary Shy died 25 Sep 1926, at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her home.  She was born 9 May 1853.  She married on 31 Dec 1874, at Cairo, Alexander County, Jacob Shy.  She had eight children of whom six were living, Mrs. Charles Laws, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, Mrs. Fred Meyer, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Charles Stilley, of DeSoto, Mo., Jacob Shy, Jr., of Metropolis, Massac County, John Shy and George Shy, of Jonesboro. She also left one sister, Mrs. Will Shifley, of Anna; one brother, John Mixon, of Jonesboro; and 20 grandchildren.

 

22 Oct 1926:

Ethel E. Dills died 12 Oct 1926, aged 35 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She left her mother, Mrs. D. R. Marsh, of Fort Worth, Texas, and two brothers, Harold Dills, of DeQuincy, La., and Guy Dills, of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Millard F. Rushing died last Sunday (17 Oct 1926) at home, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was born 27 Feb 1862, in Jonesboro, one of eight children of Robert H. and Johanna (Nance) Rushing.  All of his brothers and sisters were deceased.  He was a member of Hiawatha Lodge No. 291 of I. O. O. F., Modern Woodmen of American, Knights of Pythias, and Ben Hur.  He was a printer and had a printing office in Anna more than 40 years.  He married on 8 Oct 1882, Sarah Ellen Davis.  He had four daughters, Lois Cummins and Mary Jensen, of Joliet, Gladys Erickson, of Lockport, and Zelma Lamer, of Cobden.

 

Jacob A. Halterman died 14 Oct 1926, aged 59 years, 3 months, 16 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church.  He was a member of I. O. O. F.  He left a widow and several children.

 

George Kerr died.

 

29 Oct 1926:

Michael Welsch died 21 Oct 1926, of hemorrhage of the brain, aged 63 years, and was buried in St. Louis.  He was an engineer on a government boat on the Mississippi River opposite Willardís Landing.  There was a coronerís inquest.  He left no known relatives.

 

James Davis died 24 Oct 1926, at Anna State Hospital, aged 86 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born in Tennessee, moved to Missouri and in 1860 to Jonesboro.  He served two years in the Civil War.  He left three sons, Don Davis, of Bertrand, Mo., Arley Davis, of Mounds, Pulaski County, and Oscar Davis, of Belleville, and who served seven years in the U.S. Army during World War I in the 42nd Rainbow Division.

 

W. Oscar Potter committed suicide by jumping into a cistern at the rear of his house at Marion, Williamson County, aged 56 years.  He first killed his wife, Myrtle Potter, aged 52 years; their two daughters, Eloise Potter, aged 16 years, and Mrs. Gilbert White, aged 28 years; and his two granddaughters, Phyllis White, aged 4 years, and Cynthia White, aged 3 weeks.  Their skulls were crushed with a heavy iron furnace shaker.  There was a coronerís inquest.  The funeral was Wednesday (27 Oct 1926?).  He served six years as a state senator, six years as city judge in Marion, and four years as U. S. district attorney, from which he resigned a few months ago.

 

Norman T. L. Hase died 20 Oct 1926, aged 57 years.  His funeral was at Mill Creek Baptist Church.  He was born near Golconda, Pope County, and came to Union County as a young man.  He was a member of Modern Woodmen of America.  He left a widow, two sons, Clyde Hase and Charles Hase; two daughters, Jewel Hase, of Anna, and Mrs. George Albright, of Mounds, Pulaski County; two brothers, Enoch L. Hase, of Mill Creek, and John G. Hase, of Rockford, Texas; and one sister, Edna Cooper, of Kansas City, Mo.

 

12 Nov 1926:

Thomas J. Bouton died Wednesday (10 Nov 1926) of heart trouble at Billings, Mont., aged 63 years.  He was the youngest son of Thomas F. Bouton, who was editor of the Jonesboro Gazette.  He was the last of his family.  His brother, Harvey C. Bouton, his sister, Mrs. A. S. Tibbets, and his parents preceded him in death.  He went to Buffalo, Wyo., and published a newspaper there and at Livingston, Mont.  He left a widow, Kittie (Miller) Bouton, of Anna; one son, and one daughter.

 

19 Nov 1926:

James A. ďAlĒ Tygett died 12 Nov 1926, at the home of his brother, Thomas R. Tygett, in Williamson County, and was buried at Carbondale, Jackson County.  He was born 4 Dec 1857, in Williamson County, the oldest child of John and Mary Tygett.  He lived in Williamson County until when 30 years old he came to Union County and settled on a farm near Wolf Lake.  He had a stroke four years ago.  He married on 13 Dec 1917, Mary Thetford, who died 8 Apr 1920.  He had no children.

 

Mary A. Martin died 13 Nov 1926, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Ionia Jordan, in Tamms, Alexander County, aged 88 years less 1 month, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Alto Pass Congregational Church, of which she became a charter member about 42 years ago.  She was born 13 Dec 1838, the daughter of Silas H. Spann.  She moved to Jonesboro about 1850 with her parents.  Her father later moved to Alto Pass, where he died.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Jonesboro before joining the Congregational church at Alto Pass.  She married on 22 Feb 1859, A. Field Standard, who died 27 Jun 1876.  She had four daughters, two of whom preceded her in death, Lottie Leming, of Abindgon, Ill., and Alice Lindsey, who died soon after she married.   She married on 13 Jan 1887, William Martin, of Alto Pass, who died about 12 years ago.  She left two daughters, Ida Lee Banker, of St. Louis, the oldest, and Nora Lentz, of Ullin, Pulaski County, the youngest; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dr. C. P. Spann, of Thebes, Alexander County, and Silas P. Spann, of Phoenix, Ariz.  (See also 26 Nov 1926, issue.)

 

Joseph G. Cannon died last Friday (12 Nov 1926) at home home in Danville, aged 90 years.

 

26 Nov 1926:

A relative of Thomas J. White, of Anna, died and the funeral was Thursday (18 Nov 1926?) in Quincy, Adams County.

 

Emma Hawkins died 18 Nov 1926, in Elgin.  Her funeral was in Elgin.  She was born 8 May 1845, in Elgin, the daughter of William C. Kimball.  She was a twin sister of Mrs. John F. Williford and the aunt of Carrie Williford, Emma Williford, of Elgin, and Mrs. Oliver Alden Cook, of Portageville, Mo.  She also left one brother, two children, and three grandchildren.

 

Mrs. E. C. Carter died 16 Nov 1926, in Granite City, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.

 

3 Dec 1926:

Cecil Edwards died 25 Nov 1926, at Metropolis, Massac County, aged 23 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He lived at Metropolis and was a grandson of W. H. Kerr, of Jonesboro.

 

H. S. Phillips died Tuesday (30 Nov 1926) at a hospital in Carbondale, Jackson County.  He was shot at Carbondale by Virgil Heare and Charles Kennedy in a hold up at Denison Gholson chain store where he was manager.  He died two hours later.  He lived in Cairo.  They were arrested in Williamson County in January 1927 (9 Jan 1927, issue).

 

3 Dec 1926 (continued):

C. D. Graham died Tuesday (30 Nov 1926) at home in Anna, aged 78 years, 6 months, 29 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.

 

Elmer E. Ragsdale died Monday (29 Nov 1926) at Rochester, Miss., after gallstone surgery, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  He left a widow, three several, and several brothers and sisters.

 

Miss Kate Hileman died Monday (29 Nov 1926) at home on Main Street in Anna, of apoplectic stroke, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Two weeks ago she was taken to a hospital in Carbondale, Jackson County.  She was the daughter of Daniel Hileman, deceased, a farmer west of Jonesboro.

 

10 Dec 1926:

Eliza J. (Harris) Smith died 2 Dec 1926, at home in Jonesboro, aged 68 years, 3 months, 14 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.  She was born 15 Aug 1838, in Darke Co., Ohio, the daughter of Christopher and Martha Harris.  When she was 3 weeks old she moved to Central Illinois and when she was 10 years old moved to Union County.  She married on 21 Apr 1878, Calvin A. Smith.  She had four children.  One child, two sisters, and one brother preceded her in death.  She joined the Free Baptist Church at an early age.  She left her husband, two stepchildren, three children, Eric Smith, Letha Smith, and Dona Leyerle; two grandchildren, Gladys Leyerle and Calvin A. Leyerle; and one half sister, Mrs. Samuel Rhodes.

 

17 Dec 1926:

Joe Adams was shot to death last Sunday (12 Dec 1926) at his door at home.  He was the mayor of West City, Franklin County, and was the victim of gang warfare.

 

Amanda E. (Day) Davis died 13 Dec 1926, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 20 Nov 1836, at Dixon Spring, Tenn., the daughter of Henry D. and Martha W. Day.  She moved to Illinois when 11 years old.  She became a Christian at age 11.  She married Stephen Davis.  She had 10 children.  She moved to Oklahoma 16 years ago to live with her oldest son.  She had a stroke of paralysis a year ago.  Last Thursday (9 Dec 1926) she was brought to the home of her sister, Dorthula J. Hess, in Jonesboro.  She left eight children, William H. Davis, of Oklahoma, Etta Brown, of Oak Park, Virgil V. Davis, of Richmond, Va., Henry L. Davis, Alice Williams, of West Frankfort, Franklin County, Martha Davis, of Mattoon, Cora Clark and Eunice Houck, of St. Louis; one brother, Henry P. Day, of Greenville, Miss., and two sisters, Louisa wife of R. E. Hindman, of Anna, and Dorthula J. Hess, of Jonesboro.

 

Minnie Kelley died at the home of her daughter, Alice Messamore, in San Antonio, Texas, and was buried at Arkansas City, Kan., where she lived.  She was the daughter of I. C. Piersol and used to live in Anna.  She married Charles C. Kelley.  She moved to Cairo, Alexander County, 25 years ago and from there moved to San Antonio, Texas, many years ago.

 

24 Dec 1926:

Virginia Burns died Tuesday last week (14 Dec 1926) at home, of pneumonia, aged 5 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was the daughter of A. E. Burns.

 

Ralph Emerson died Wednesday (22 Dec 1926) in Corona, Calif., when the car he was in was struck by a train, aged 12 years.  He was the son of John C. Emerson, who has a menís furnishings and dry goods store in Corona and used to lived in Anna.

 

31 Dec 1926:

Jefferson ďJeffĒ Corzine died Sunday (26 Dec 1926) at home in Jonesboro, aged about 67 years, and was buried in Union Cemetery.  He had his second apoplectic stroke on the sidewalk in front of Rixlebenís Pharmacy last Friday (24 Dec 1926).  He had his first stroke three years ago.  His funeral was at Big Creek Church.  He used to live at Balcom and moved to Jonesboro a few months ago and bought a home on West Broad Street.  He was janitor for First National Bank.  He left a widow and several children.  One son lived in West Frankfort, Franklin County.

 

Susan Phelps Davis died last Monday (17 Dec 1926), at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Davis, in Anna, aged 78 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  She left nine children, 26 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Harry L. Phelps, of Jonesboro, Ark., was a son.