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Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1929

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

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4 Jan 1929:

Columbus C. Rendleman died 19 Dec 1928, at home in Alto Pass, aged 74 years, 1 day, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He was born 18 Dec 1854, on a farm two miles west of Cobden, the son of John S. and Elizabeth (Donovan) Rendleman.  He attended Rendleman School and public school in Cobden.  He worked in the mercantile business in Cobden and in 1879 moved to Alto Pass and opened a general mercantile store.  He closed his store in 1902 because of ill health. He purchased a farm and planted it in orchards.  He joined the Congregational Church at Alto Pass in 1886 and was chairman of board of trustees and board of deacons.  He served as president of the village board of trustees.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 840 of Alto Pass and Royal Arch Chapter in Anna.  He married on 21 Oct 1880, Adelia Rich, daughter of John M. and Anna Rich, of Cobden. He had four children, Ara Rendleman, Villa Rendleman, died at age 8 years, Fount Rendleman, died at age 5 years, and Ford Rendleman.  He left a widow, a daughter, Ara Lamer, of Anna; four granddaughters, Estella Lamer, Eloise Lamer, Elizabeth Lamer, Alice Adelia Lamer, Mary Jo Rendleman; a son, Ford L. Rendleman; a grandson, John S. Rendleman; and a sister, Emma B. Larkin, of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

11 Jan 1929:

Elizabeth Jeanette Graham died 8 Jan 1929, at home in the west part of Jonesboro, aged 70 years, 11 months, 29 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist church in Jonesboro.  She was born 10 Jan 1858, on a farm two miles west of Fidelity, Jersey County, the daughter of Arch and Sarah Longwill.  She joined the Methodist Church at Fidelity.  She married on 4 Dec 1879, James Finley Graham, who died five years ago.  They moved west after their marriage and lived there 10 years.  They moved to a farm five miles west of Jonesboro in 1897.  She moved to Jonesboro about a year ago.  She had three sons, Frank Graham, Charley Graham, and George Graham; and three daughters, Sadie Whitley, Ellen Graham, who died 17 Apr 1892, at Kearney, Neb., aged 10 years, and Clara Sanders.  One brother preceded her in death several years ago in western Oklahoma.  She also left four granddaughters, 10 grandsons, four brothers, William Longwill, of Ames, Okla., Arch Longwill, of Manila, Iowa, John Longwill, of Jerseyville, and Richard Longwill, of Harvey, Ill.  (See also 18 Jan 1929, issue.)

 

James Henry Eudy died 6 Jan 1929, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. B. Lowrance, in Jonesboro, aged 79 years, 6 months, 15 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born 9 Jun 1849, in Mississippi.  His parents came to Illinois when he was an infant and located on a farm south of Jonesboro.  He married Martha Cathey.  They had five children.  He joined the Baptist church at Reynoldsville 30 years ago.  He had resided the past three years with his daughter.  He left two daughters, Mrs. Van Hileman, of McClure, Alexander County, and Mrs. J. B. Lowrance, of Jonesboro; and one brother, Eli Eudy, of McClure.  He was the grandfather of J. O. Lowrance, of Menard.

 

Harold LaVerne Dodd died 6 Jan 1929, at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, of pneumonia caused by the lodging of a pecan kernel in his left lung, aged 1 year, 1 month, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of A. B. Dodd.  He was born 12 Jan 1927, the son of Enos Dodd.  He left his parents and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Dodd and Charles Axley, all of Jonesboro.

 

The mother of Annie Miller, of Pleasant Valley, died last Monday (7 Jan 1929) in Carbondale, Jackson County.

 

18 Jan 1929:

William J. Harrison died 16 Jan 1929, at his home eight miles south of Jonesboro, aged 79 years, 5 months, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  He was born 22 Jul 1849, two and a half miles south of Jonesboro, the son of Cudworth Harrison.  He used to live in Jonesboro before he moved to his farm and served as constable.  He married Cynthia Overbee.  They had two sons, one died in infancy and Charles Harrison, of San Angelo, Texas.  He married in 1899 Florence Isabelle “Belle” Forrest.  They had three children, Dorothy wife of Arthur Phlegley, of St. Louis, Veda Lowrance, of St. Louis, and Bon Harrison, of Jonesboro.  (See also 25 Jan 1929, issue.)

 

Anna Hehenberger died 13 Jan 1929, at the home of her daughter, Theresa Theiss, in Balcom, aged 84 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Ebenezer Church.  She was born 20 Jun 1844, in Efferding, Austria, the daughter of John and Anna (Biesel) Ecker.  She came with her parents to America in 1853 and settled near Jonesboro.  She was christened in Austria and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Kornthal.  She joined Ebenezer Evangelical Church at the beginning of the church about 65 years ago.  She married on 31 Mar 1864, at Ebenezer Church, Michael Hehenberger, who died 23 years ago. She had six sons and six daughters.  She had lived with her daughter for three years.  She left two daughters, Mary Foehr and Theresia Theiss, both of Jonesboro; and one son, Fred E. Hehenberger, of Jonesboro; two sisters, Rosenna Drexler and Martha Bernhard; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

John Dodd died Tuesday (15 Jan 1929) at Anna hospital, aged 60 years, and was buried at St. Mary Cemetery in Mounds, Pulaski County.  His funeral was at Karcher Brothers Funeral Home in Cairo, Alexander County.  Mrs. Mark Settlemoir, of Anna, was a daughter.

 

Mattie A. Sandlin died Saturday (12 Jan 1929) at home in Anna, aged 39 years, 10 months, 26 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She left her husband, Marion Sandlin, and two sons.

 

Albert D. Corzine died 14 Jan 1929, at home in Anna, aged 67 years, 1 months, 17 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He used to live in Balcom.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He married in January 1880, Ida Jane Lyerle, who died 2 Jan 1925.  He left two sons and three daughters.  Mrs. Roy Dale was a granddaughter.  (See also 25 Jan 1929, issue.)

 

Frank Crane, aged 50 years, an engineer in East St. Louis, and Manley Palmer, a fireman, of Mounds, Pulaski County, were scalded to death when the New Orleans Limited overturned 300 feet west of Illinois Central station at Belleville.  Palmer was the brother-in-law of Ray Penrod, of Anna, and was buried at Mounds.  His widow moved to a house on South Street in Anna adjoining her brother,  in January 1929 (25 Jan 1929, issue).

 

25 Jan 1929:

Samuel “Uncle Sammy” Ware died 14 Jan 1929, at Old Soldiers’ Home at Higginsville, Mo., aged 89 years, and was buried at the home, where he had lived six years.  He never married.  He left several nieces and nephews, H. G. Hileman, W. W. Hileman, Mrs. Will Keyser, all of Jonesboro; Mrs. T. T. Baker, of Shrevesport, La.; A. W. Hargrave, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Sterrett Baysinger, of Grand Tower, Jackson County; and several nieces and nephews in Jackson, Mo.

 

Sarah M. Jackson Stewart died 16 Jan 1929, at the home of her daughter, Mary Warner, in Morley, Mo., aged 72 years, 8 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born 16 May 1856.  She married when 21 at Belleville, Benjamin Stewart, who died 32 years ago.  They had nine children.  She left three sons, Lewis Stewart, of Jonesboro, Charles Stewart, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and W. L. Stewart, of West Frankfort, Franklin County; and three daughters, Gertie Wheeler, of Higbee, Mo., Mary Warner, of Morley, Mo., and Cora Moore, of West Frankfort; 24 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

John Prince Goot died 18 Jan 1929, in Anna, aged 66 years, 1 month, 6 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Christian Church.  He was born 11 Dec 1862, in Zurich, Switzerland.  He married at Golconda, Pope County, Malissa Yates.  He left a widow and six children.

 

Joseph Lafayett Coleman died 20 Jan 1929, at his home in Anna, after two strokes of paralysis Wednesday (16 Jan 1929) and Friday (18 Jan 1929), aged 75 years, 6 months, 16 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Norris Funeral Home.  He was born in Livingston, Tenn.  He came to Anna with his parents in 1867.  He used to have a grocery and meat market with his brother Shelby Coleman, in Anna.  He was night watch for the city of Anna and at one time a member of the Episcopal Church in Anna.  He married Margaret Anderson, who died 21 Aug 1890.  He left one son, Frank L. Coleman, of Chicago; one sister, Nancy Belle Mize; and one brother, Shelby C. Coleman, of Anna. 

 

John Pelka choked to death Friday (18 Jan 1929) at Anna State Hospital, by another patient, Jesse Windland, of Wayne County, and was buried at Buckner.  He was sent to the hospital from Franklin County.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  Windland was sent to the criminally insane hospital in Chester, Randolph County.

 

1 Feb 1929:

Catherine (Finch) Kratzinger died in Sioux City, Iowa, and was buried Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Anna.  She was born 13 Oct 1846, in Hinckly, Medina Co., Ohio, the daughter of William and Louisa Finch.  She married in 1864 Sherman Griffin.  They went West in a covered wagon to Nebraska, where her husband died 10 years later.  She married in 1878 William Kratzinger, who died in 1907, and moved to Anna.  She then moved to Iowa to live with her daughter.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  She left one daughter, Elsie wife of E. S. Taft, of Sioux City, Iowa; one son, Bert H. Griffin, of Thornton, Calif.; one stepson, H. S. Kratzinger, of ST. Joseph, Mo.; several grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

 

Herbert L. Vancil died Friday (25 Jan 1929) at Iroquois Hospital at Watseka, from pneumonia and injuries sustain in an accident on 21 Jan 1929, on the C. & E. I. Railroad between Milford and Woodland, and was buried in Springhill Cemetery in Danville.  His funeral was at the church of Christ.  He was a fireman on the railroad.  He was born 30 Jul 1889, in Union County.  She attended Anna high School for three years and graduated from university of Hanover, Ind.  He left a widow, five small children, his parents, four brothers, Benjamin J. Vancil, of Chicago, Roy Vancil, Ray Vancil, and David Vancil, of Anna; and three sisters, Ruth Simmerman, Grace Manus, of Anna, and Annie McCarver, of Buncombe, Johnson County.

 

Clarissa Isabelle (Spence) Robinson died Saturday (26 Jan 1929) at the home of her daughter, Cora Robinson, in Anna, aged 78 years, 11 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Anna, which she joined on 6 Sep 1868.  She was born 15 Jan 1851, near Mt. Pleasant.  She married on 22 Apr 1869, L. F. Robinson.  She had eight children, three of whom died in infancy.  She left five children, Flora Howell, of Indianapolis, Ind., Cora Robinson, of Anna, Mrs. Robert B. Duncan, of Anna, Adolphus Robinson, of Anna, and Ambrose T. Robinson, of Indianapolis, Ind.; two stepchildren, Ella Meisenheimer, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Robert Robinson, of Paragould, Ark.; nine grandchildren, including Lynn Duncan, of Chicago; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

8 Feb 1929:

James R. Dale died 31 Jan 1929, at Anna City hospital, aged 84 years, and was buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Dongola.  He had been in the hospital three months.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Dongola.  He was a Civil War veteran and had lived in Dongola many years.

 

Eunice (Axley) Musselman died 2 Feb 1929, aged 36 years, 4 months, 10 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was born 22 Sep 1892, the daughter of Isaac L. Axley, of Jonesboro.  She married on 15 Jun 1916, John T. Musselman.  She joined Miller Pond Baptist Church in September 1925.  She had seven children.  Myra Lucille Musselman, the oldest child, and Louis Edward Musselman, the youngest child, preceded her in death.  She left her husband and five children, Ralph Eugene Musselman, John Paul Musselman, Robert Charles Musselman, Donald Lee Musselman, and Julia Marie Musselman; aged parents, three sisters, Florence Brown, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Charles P. Smith, of Anna, and Mrs. Roy J. Floody, of Rockford; and one brother, Charles Axley, of Jonesboro.

 

Henry Habeck died and his funeral was Wednesday (6 Feb 1929).  He lived in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and was a brother of Mrs. Carl Peters, of Balcom.

 

Mrs. Nancy Corzine died Wednesday (6 Feb 1929) at home in Dongola.

 

Leon Edwards died 4 Feb 1929, and was buried at Grand Tower, Jackson County.  He left his parents, two sisters, and one brother.

 

Minerva (Rinehart) Hunsaker died 8 Feb 1929, at Anna State Hospital, aged 87 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Norris Funeral Home in Anna.  She was born 19 May 1842, at or near Jonesboro.  She married William Hunsaker, who died many years ago.  She was the cook at the Anna Hotel.  She left two sisters. Mrs. D. C. Morgan, of Anna, and Martha Fisher, of Jonesboro; and one brother, Walter Rinehart, of Jonesboro.

 

William H. Peak died Saturday (2 Feb 1929) at Alvin, Texas, aged 75 years.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Alvin.  He was born in 1854 at Water Valley in Union County.  He was circuit clerk of Union County for 16 years or four terms.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and a Mason.  He moved to Texas in 1911.  He served several terms as city and school tax assessor and collector.  He was past patron of Alvin Chapter of Eastern Star and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Anna.  He left his widow, one son, Ennis Peak, a dentist in Alvin, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Charles D. Nusbaum; one brother, James A. Peak, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and one half sister, Mrs. W. D. Lyerle, of Houston, Texas. (See also 1 Mar 1929, issue.)

 

Mary Johnson died 9 Feb 1929, at home in Mill Creek, aged 83 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mill Creek Baptist Church.  She lived the last 30 years with her nephew, Sidney Jordan

 

Louisa Belle (Hines) Fox Brazzell Gage died 6 Feb 1929, near Wolf Lake, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.  She was born 14 Jun 1860, in Tennessee.  Her mother died when she was a small infant.  She came to Makanda when 10 years old.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.  She married in 1882 D. T. Fox., deceased  She married Charlie Brazzell, deceased.  She married in 1914 John Gage.  She left her husband, five children, Maude Busby and Flora Walker, of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Clyde Johnson, of Ware, Blanche Farmer, of Wolf Lake, and Helen Hubbs, of Ware; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

James Davis died Friday (1 Feb 1929) aged 87 years, 5 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Anna.  He was born 3 Feb 1842, in Union County.  He married on 20 Dec 1865, Lorena Lyerly, who died 14 years ago.  He had nine children, all living.  He was a veteran of the Civil War and served three years in the Union Army.  He was a member of G. A. R.  He used to live on a farm near Anna and moved to town a few years ago.  He left nine children, James R. Davis, Minnie E. Davis, Mary J. Crabtree, Eli J. Davis, and William Davis, of Anna, Orlando Davis, of Balcom, Lou A. Sitter, of Western Saratoga, Rose Goddard, of Buncombe, Johnson County, and Ida B. Davie, of Kankakee; one brother, Calvin Davis, of Anna; and 28 grandchildren.

 

Thomas Parker died and was buried on Friday (1 Feb 1929).  His body was taken to the home of his son, Lon Parker, of Balcom on Wednesday (30 Jan 1929) and to the home of another son of Thursday (31 Jan 1929). 

 

15 Feb 1929:

Perry G. Williams died 18 Feb 1929, at the home of his son, Frank Williams, north of Ware, aged 77 years, 9 months, 6 days, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.  He left a widow, one son, and two daughters.

 

Freddie Lee Walls died 16 Feb 1929, of pneumonia, aged 14 years, 6 months, 19 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Pentecostal Church in Anna.  He was a fifth grade student at Davie School.  He left his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Miles; and one sister, Bertha Marie Walls.

 

Emma C. Dillow died 12 Feb 1929, at home in Anna, of gastritis, aged 65 years, 2 months, 16 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Casper Church.

 

John W. Williams died Friday (8 Feb 1929) at home in Anna, of heart trouble, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at home.  He left a widow and grown children.

 

Bert Dawes died 17 Feb 1929, of facial erysipelas, at the home of his daughter, Dora Fly, aged 51 years, 9 months, 10days, and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Marion, Williamson County.  He was a widower and had no (other?) children.

 

1 Mar 1929:

Cora (Chase) Shook died 19 Feb 1929, at her home in San Diego, Calif., after an operation.  Her funeral was at San Diego.  She left two children, Fred McCullough, by her first marriage, and Aileen Shook, by her second marriage; and brothers and sisters, Charles H. Chase and Mrs. George Barringer, of Jonesboro, Mrs. E. B. Bentley, of Clinton, Arthur D. Chase, of Lubbock, Texas, Mrs. C. N. Bos, of Oskaloosa, Iosa, Mrs. Leo Brodeck, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. George Hall, of Secondide, Calif.

 

Ben Eastman died 22 Feb 1929, at home in Oran, Mo.  He was born 19 Jul 1861, in Union County, the son of Horace T. Eastman   He was a brother of Harmon Eastman and Sam Eastman, of Anna.  He left his widow, Jane (Davis) Eastman; and three children, Glenn Eastman, of Jonesboro, Ray Eastman, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and Etta Allison, of Chaffee, Mo.  Velma Eastman and Wilbert Eastman, of Cobden, also attended his funeral at Oran.

 

Scott H. Hartman died 25 Feb 1929, at home one mile north of Anna, aged 70 years, 8 months, 7 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  His funeral was at Casper Lutheran Church, of which he was a member.  He was born on the farm where he died.

 

8 Mar 1929:

Alice M. (Nash) Corzine died 5 Mar 1929, at her home in Jonesboro, aged 72 years, 3 months, 5 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro, which she joined in `877. She was born 30 Nov 1856, at Flora, the daughter of Richard C. Nash.  She married in 1875 John Crowell, of Jonesboro, who died in 1910.  They had seven children, of whom two survive, Cleata Alexander, of Madison, and Robert C. Crowell, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.  She married Charles Corzine, of Balcom.  They lived in Balcom a year and then moved to Jonesboro.  She also left her husband and an older sister, Della Peeler, of Anna. 

 

Lizzie (Reese) Grear Hanson died 22 Feb 1929, at Scandinavia, Wis., aged about 69 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of Emma Hacker, in Jonesboro.  She was born in Cobden, the daughter of the late A. J. Reese.  She married in 1878 Harry Grear, of Jonesboro, who conducted a drug store, and was the son of John Grear and the youngest brother of Walter Grear, Sidney Grear, and John W. Grear.  They moved to Cairo, Alexander County, and he died there in 1904, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  They had a daughter, Annie Montgomery, who died at her home in Mound City, Pulaski County, years ago and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was a member of the Eastern Star.  She married twice after her husband’s death.  Her last husband survived her.  Mrs. Lena Miller, of Carbondale, Jackson County, and Mrs. Joe James, of Alto Pass, were cousins.

 

Sarah (Cloud) Moore died 4 Mar 1929, at her home northwest of Jonesboro, aged 83 years, 1 month, 28 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  She was born 6 Jan 1846, the daughter of William Cloud, of Rogersville, Tenn.  She married in 1861, Samuel Moore.  She was a member of the Methodist church at Jonesboro.  They had eight children, John Moore and James Moore, of Cobden, Leonard Moore, William Moore, Thomas Moore, Josie Moore, and May Moore, of Jonesboro, and Frank Moore, who preceded her in death several years ago.  She also left 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one brother, L. R. Simpson, of Ellington, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Lawson, of Pennington Gap, Va., and Mrs. William Rhodes, of Jonesboro.   

Mary Kathleen (Lence) Plemon died 3 Mar 1929, at Anna City Hospital, of albuminuria, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church, of which she was a member.  She was born at Jonesboro, the daughter of Dr. W. C. Lence.  Her mother died at age 32 and was the daughter of John H. Mulkey, who served on the Illinois Supreme Court.  Her father was a physician in Anna and Jonesboro and was superintendent of Anna State Hospital from 1893 to 1897.  Her father died in 1901 and she was partially reared by her stepmother, Amelia I. Lence.  She was educated at Union Academy and finishing school at Lindenwood College in Missouri.  She was a member of the Jonesboro Chapter O. E. S. of Matron Club of Jonesboro, and of the Friday Night Club.  She married on 3 Mar 1921, Thomas H. Plemon, who is postmaster in Jonesboro.  Last year they built a home on School Street in Jonesboro.  She left her husband, two sons, Thomas Plemon, aged 6 years, and Billie Plemon, aged 5 years; an older sister, Margaret wife of E. O. Reiss, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County; a brother, Dr. W. H. Lence, of Jonesboro. 

William C. Whitlock died 12 Feb 1929, at home in Phoenix, Ariz., aged 77 years.  He was born near Jonesboro, the son of William C. Whitlock, surveyor of Union County.  He attended SINU and taught school in Union County.  He went to Portland, Ore., for a few years before moving to Phoenix.

 

Will Davis committed suicide at home in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Saturday (2 Mar 1929) and was buried in Union County.  He was a brother of J. B. Davis, of Balcom.

 

15 Mar 1929:

John Freeman died 12 Mar 1929, in his room at Hehenberger Hotel, of bronchial pneumonia, 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 19 Sep 1851.  He married Alice Craver, who died years ago.  He left no children.  W. E. Black, of Dexter, Mo., and H. H. Snider, John Snider, Joe Snider and Elsa Snider, of Essex, Mo., were distant cousins and attended the funeral.  (See also 22 Mar 1929, issue.)

 

Walter Loomis Willard died 9 Mar 1929, at home, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was confined to his bed five and a half years.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member.  He was the second son of Walter H. and Lucy (Loomis) Willard.  He was educated at Union Academy.  He left one brother, Dr. F. W. Willard, of Chicago; and three sisters, Mrs. T. N. Perrine, Lucy E. Willard, and Maude E. Willard, all of Anna.

 

Louis Cook died Monday at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  He was born 4 Sep 1858, in Cairo, Alexander County.  He came to Anna at the age of 9 years and lived with his maternal uncle, R. Johnson.  He learned the tailor’s trade from his uncle.  He was a member of the Lutheran Church.  He married on 30 Apr 1882, Olive E. McClure.  He left his widow, two children, Irene Nelson, of Kansas City, Mo., and Alice M. Wilhelm, of Carbondale, Jackson County; two grandsons, and two brothers, William Cook, of Anna, and George Cook, of Cairo.

 

22 Mar 1929:

Cora Baptie died 19 Mar 1929, in a hospital in Haley, Idaho.  She was born 21 Jan 1884, in Jonesboro, the daughter of James B. Dillard, of Jonesboro.  She graduated from Jonesboro High School and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  After she married she moved to the far north and made only one visit back home.  She left her father, her husband, one daughter, one sister, Myrtle Sinclair, of East Carondelet; and one brother, Noel Dillard, of Jonesboro.

 

Charles W. “Jack” Bridgeman died 14 Mar 1929, at home five miles west of Alto Pass, aged 88 years, 7 months, 27 days, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  His funeral was at Beech Grove Church.  He was born 17 Jul 1840, near Beardstown.  He married on 29 Oct 1865, Sarah Ann Holloway.  They had six children and adopted one son, Samuel.  He was preceded in death by his wife and four children, Roy Bridgeman, Charles Bridgeman, Samuel Bridgeman, and an infant.  He married on 5 Mar 1891, Mrs. Ella Houcher.  They had three children, of whom Clara Pirtle died in March 1929.  He lived on the farm where he died 55 years.  He was an invalid for four years.  He left his widow, and three children by his first wife, Laura Dufrain, Walter Bridgeman, Odie Bridgeman, all of Alto Pass; two children by his second marriage, Howard Bridgeman, of St. Louis, and Harry Bridgeman, of Grand Tower, Jackson County; 23 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

 

George Howard Avett died 3 Mar 1929, in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was born 13 Oct 1868, near Jonesboro.  He married in 1899 Mary Lucinda Frost.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Modern Woodman lodge in Jonesboro.  He had lived in East St. Louis six years.  He left a widow, three children, Clyde Avett and John Avett, of East St. Louis, and Mrs. Everett Hess, of Anna; three grandchildren, three brothers, and six sisters.

 

Levi H. Vancil died 15 Mar 1929, at home east of Anna, aged 67 years, 18 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at home.

Myrl (Dillow) Robbs died 18 Mar 1929, at the home of her mother, Ellen Dillow, of peritonitis, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  She was born 11 Feb 1904, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of Henry and Ellen (Lingle) Dillow.  She married on 9 Oct 1927, H. Dee Robbs, of Pittsburg, Ill.  She left her husband, mother, and one sister, Hester Freize, of Anna.

 

Russell P. Baker died Saturday (16 Mar 1929) and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church in Anna.  He was born 25 Dec 1905, in Anna, the younger son of Paul W. Baker.  He graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in 1924.  He attended the University of Illinois one year.  He entered Washington University in 1925 and was there two years.  He quit school because of ill health.  He left his parents and one brother, Donald Baker, of Jacksonville.

 

Oscar Fritz died Monday (18 Mar 1929).

 

29 Mar 1929:

One woman was shot and killed by a deputy in Aurora recently.  Her home was raided by four deputy Prohibition officers, because it was suspected of having liquor.  Her husband was knocked in the head with a pistol.  The woman was bent over her husband and the deputy shot her because he said he feared she would take her husband’s pistol and shoot him.

 

Mrs. Whitaker died Friday (22 Mar 1929) at Carbondale, Jackson County, from injuries sustained when struck by a train while walking across the railroad tracks.  She was the widow of Dr. H. N. Whitaker, who died 18 years ago.  She left a brother, S. D. Hurst, of Jonesboro, and a daughter, Mrs. Loyd Cox, of West Frankfort, Franklin County, whose husband died a few weeks ago.

 

Andrew Jackson Lyerly died 23 Mar 1929, at home in Jonesboro, of double pneumonia, aged 63 years, 8 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was born 23 Jul 1865, six miles west of Jonesboro, the son of John and Melvina Lyerly.  At the age of 22 he joined Missionary Baptist Church near Walnut Grove and then moved his membership to First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  He married on 30 Sep 1891, Sarah P. Doty.  He became a Mason on 27 Oct 1898, an Entered Apprentice on 23 Dec 1898, received Fellowcraft degree 5 Feb 1901, a Master Mason on 12 Feb 1901.  He served the lodge as senior steward, senior deacon, chaplain, junior warden, senior warden, treasurer, and Worshipful Master.  He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodman lodges in Jonesboro, and the county medical association.  He served eight years as Union County coroner and two or three terms on the city council.  He graduated from a medical college 38 years ago and located at Wolf Lake.  A few years later he located at Jonesboro.  He built a home on Market Street and a brick office building on the northeast corner of the square.  He left his widow, five children, Frances Douglas, of Anna, Grover B. Lyerly and Ruth Ury, both of Jonesboro, and Esther Johnson and Electa Whittington, both of Chicago; 13 grandchildren, an aged mother, two brothers, George W. Lyerly, of Jonesboro, and the Rev. W. D. Lyerly, of Houston, Texas; and two sisters, Mary E. McMahan, of Orland, Calif., and Daisy Wilson, of Wolf Lake.

 

5 Apr 1929:

Dr. W. F. Grinstead died Sunday (31 Mar 1929) at Cairo, Alexander County.  He lived in Cairo and practiced medicine for 51 years.

 

A. W. Neff, Sr., died and his funeral was yesterday (4 Apr 1929?) in Cairo, Alexander County.  He was a cousin of J. C. Sowers, C. H. Chase, and George J. Andrews.

 

Wallace Stewart died Tuesday (1 Apr 1929) of diabetes, aged 7 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the son of Lewis Stewart, of near Ware.

 

Violet Irene Toler died in the car on the way to Anna City Hospital, from injuries sustained when she was struck by an automobile about two miles north of Dongola, aged 11 years, and was buried in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Dongola.  The car was driven by Carter Campbell, of Hurst, Williamson County.  She was returning from Sunday school and had gotten out of the car of Robert Lanier, with her sister, Gladys Toler, Dorothy Ledgerwood, and Gladys Campbell Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Dongola.  She was the daughter of W. A. Toler.

 

David Eugene Werner died at Streator and was buried at Carbondale, Jackson County.  He was the little son of Eugene Werner, who used to teach at Balcom High School.

 

12 Apr 1929:

Allie G. (Mackey) Pittman died 6 Apr 1929, at Memphis, Tenn., aged 20 years, 7 months, 23 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was the daughter of Charles E. Mackey, of Fulton, Ky., and the granddaughter of the late D. F. Mackey, of Jonesboro.

 

Helen Elizabeth (Trovillion) Baker died 9 Apr 1929, at the home of her daughter, Daisy wife of L. B. Harrison, in Ridgeway (or Harrisburg), aged 82 years, 9 months, 5 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.  She was born 16 Jul 1846, at Lebanon, Tenn., the fifth of 10 children of Thomas and Margaret (Carr) Trovillion.  She came to Illinois with her parents in 1854.  Her father assisted in organizing school districts and building schoolhouses.  She and six of her sisters were teachers in a school her father helped establish.  She married on 25 Nov 1856 (?), Oliver H. Baker, of Golconda, Pope County, who died in February 1924.  They moved from Golconda to Jonesboro in 1886 and lived there for 23 years.  She joined the Baptist Church at Brownsfield and transferred to the church at Jonesboro.  In 1909 they moved to Anna.  They had 12 children, of whom three preceded her in death, Lucy Baker died at age 22 years, Olive Baker died at age 26 years, and Thomas T. “Buck” Baker died four years ago.  She left nine children, Dr. Elwood H. Baker, of Dermott, Ark., Philip H. Baker, of Huntington Park, Calif., Alena R. Green, of Urbana, James H. Baker, of Denver, Colo., Kate M. Tripp, of Chester, Randolph County, Paul W. Baker, of Anna, Daisy B. Harrison, of Ridgeway, Claude L. Baker, of Anna, and Arthur L. Baker, of St. Louis; one brother, J. C. Trovillion, of Goreville, Johnson County; 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  (See also 19 Apr 1929, issue.)

 

Mary Ann (Bartruff) Foehr died Thursday last week (28 Mar 1929) at home in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried in Tower Grove Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Murphysboro.  She was born 26 Jan 1863, in Portsmouth, Ohio.  She married on 30 Oct 1883, Philip Foehr.  She lived in Murphysboro for 37 years.  She left three sons, John Foehr, Edward Foehr, and Walter Foehr, of Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, Clara Lobink, of Chicago; four brothers, Charles Bartruff and John Bartruff, of Salem, Ore., Jacob Bartruff and Will Bartruff, of Jonesboro; three sisters, Kate Scharf, of Salem, Ore., Minnie Weiss, and Mrs. Charles Bauer, of Jonesboro; and four grandchildren.

 

America (Reed) Verble died 3 Apr 1929, aged 68 years, 1 month, 11 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her daughter’s home.  She was born 22 Feb 1861, the only child of William and Elizabeth Reed.  She was left an orphan at an early age and lived in Ware with her cousin, Francis Reed.  She married on 11 Feb 1881, Levi Verble, who died 10 Apr 1918.  After her husband died she moved to Jonesboro.  She moved in with her daughter, Mrs. W. W. Davie, in September 1928.  She joined the Methodist church in Wolf Lake and transferred to First Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.  She left three children, Harry L. Verble, of Wolf Lake, Mrs. O. N. Myers, of Alto Pass, and Mrs. W. W. Davie, of Jonesboro; 10 grandchildren, one cousin, Sam Reed, of Illmo, Mo.; and one nephew, Will Boyce, of Ware.

 

Bessie Esther (Goodman) Stone died 3 Apr 1929, at the home of her father, James Goodman.  She was born 11 Nov 1897.  She married on 25 Oct 1919, Hollie Stone.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  She left her husband, two sons, Clifford Stone and Delbert Stone; her parents, four brothers, Herbert Goodman and Ernest Goodman, of St. Louis, and Ola Goodman and Lewis Goodman, of Jonesboro; and three sisters, Evs Goodman and Mrs. Oscar Hartline, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. D. K. Sullinger, of Mill Creek.

 

19 Apr 1929:

T. Earnhart died 6 Apr 1929, aged 82 years, 4 months, 15 days, and was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born 21 Nov 1846, near Salisbury, N.C.  He was christened as an infant and joined the Lutheran Church in North Carolina when 16.  After the Civil War he attended Franklin Academy and taught school and attended college.  He graduated from North Carolina College.  He studied theology under Dr. Harkey at Springfield, Ill.  He married on 10 Sep 1872, Susan Emily Griffith, of southern Illinois.  They were married 56 years, 6 months, and 26 days.  He was former pastor of Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro and at Murphysboro, South Whitley charge in Indiana, at Lucas, Ohio, and at Greanleaf, Kan.  He and his wife joined First English Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City on 19 Jun 1921.  He left his widow, two sons, Dr. E. G. Earnhart and Dr. Charles E. Earnhart; one daughter, Mrs. C. M. Hurley, of Clayton, N.M.; and five grandchildren, Dr. Harold E. Earnhart and Mrs. Orville Hannum, (children of E. G. Earnhart), Charley Earnhart, an attorney, and  Carol Hurley and Marian Edith Hurley.

 

Mary Carmen Johnson died 12 Apr 1929, at Hale-Willard Hospital in Anna, following the birth of a daughter.  She was born 15 Dec 1909, the daughter of Hugh Church, of south of Anna. She married on 14 Sep 1928, Glovis Johnson.  She left her husband, daughter, parents, two sisters, Laverne Choate and Helen Church, of Anna; and two brothers, David Church and Russell Church, of Anna.

 

Clifton A. Kimbro died 14 Apr 1929, at home in Anna, after a relapse of the flu, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born 4 Dec 1893, near Lick Creek, the son of W. D. Kimbro.  He moved to Anna with his parents 17 years ago.  He worked for the city water department several years and Central Illinois Public Service Co.  He served 18 months during World War I at Camp Custer, Mich.  He married Mrs. Stella (Craig) Ellis.  He was a member of Townsend F. Dodd Post No. 344, American Legion. He left a widow, two sons, two daughters, his parents, two brothers, Francis Kimbro and Ernest Kimbro; and one sister, Callie Hood, all of Anna.

 

William Franklin Hunsaker died 12 Apr 1929, aged 66 years, 10 months, 5 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at home.  He was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Hunsaker and was reared on a farm east of Cobden in Water Valley neighborhood.  He attended schools at Water Valley and Ewing College.  He taught school in Union County 30 or more years.  He went overseas during World War I.  He married on 19 Mar 1885, Hulda Stout, the daughter of the late William J. Stout.  He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges.  He left four children, Clara Guthrie, of Cobden, Dr. Curtis Hunsaker, of Chicago, Edith Highland, and Sibyl Toler, of Carbondale, Jackson County; grandchildren, and two sisters, Lucy Peak, of Anna, and Mrs. Jeff M. Johnson, of Jonesboro.

 

26 Apr 1929:

J. O. Hileman died 23 Apr 1929, aged 60 years, 6 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.   He was born 23 Oct 1868, the oldest child of J. W. Hileman, of Mill Creek.  For the last eight or nine years he lived with George Jenkins, south of Anna.  He was a member of the Baptist Church at Mill Creek.  He left four brothers, R. L. Hileman, of Jonesboro, W. O. Hileman, of Beverly Hills, Calif., O. J. Hileman, of near Mill Creek, and James N. Hileman, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County; one sister, Mrs. C. W. Hileman, of near Mill Creek; two half brothers, Arthur Hileman, of Mill Creek, and Lee Hileman, of Cairo, Alexander County; one half sister, Lena Thompson, of Elco, Alexander County; many nephews and nieces.

 

John L. McIntosh died Monday (22 Apr 1929), aged 78 years. Before he died he said he had been struck by Harmon Eastman, an attendant at the hospital, and knocked into a bathtub on Saturday (20 Apr 1929).  Eastman was arrested Monday (22 Apr 1929) and charged with manslaughter.  He said McIntosh fell across the tub while he and another patient were bathing him.  Two patients testified they heard Eastman strike him.  He had fractured ribs and bruises on his arms, face, and hip.  He was from Goreville, Johnson County.

 

Mrs. Fred Wahl died and her funeral was in Paducah on Saturday (20 Apr 1929).  She was a niece of J. F. Wahl, of Anna.

 

Francis F. Jefferson died 20 Apr 1929, aged 71 years, 5 months, 1 day, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of John E. Jefferson.

 

Ed “Daddy” Cummins died Saturday (20 Apr 1929) at his home in Balcom, of dropsy, aged 71 years, and was buried near Festus, Mo.  His funeral was at the Methodist church in Festus, Mo.  He left a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Kelley, of Balcom; one sister, Josephine Smith; and one brother, Charles Cummins, of Edgerton, Mo.

 

Mrs. Daniel W. Heilig died Friday (19 Apr 1929) at home in Clarendon, Ark., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her body was taken to the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Van Amberg, on Lincoln Street in Anna.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  She was a member of the Lutheran Church.  She was born 26 May 1859, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of John Miller.  She married on 10 Jan 1886, Daniel W. Heilig.  They resided in Union and Pulaski counties before moving to Arkansas.  She had one son, Warren W. Heilig, of Pulaski, Pulaski County; two daughters, Mrs. W. O. Farrin, of Clarendon, Ark., and Mrs. Ray R. Karraker, of St. Louis; two sisters, Amanda Thompson, of Sesser, and Mrs. Joe Rendleman, of Cobden.

 

Maude (Brimm) Crowell died Friday (19 Apr 1929) at home in Freeburg, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She married Edward Crowell.

Mary Alice Kirkpatrick died 25 Apr 1929, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Menees, aged 72 years, 7 months, 17 days, and was buried in Western Saratoga Cemetery. Her funeral was at the home of her daughter.  She was born in Western Saratoga and married on 15 Apr 1876, Elbert N. Kirkpatrick.  She had seven children, of whom four were deceased.  She also left 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Sarah Coleman died Sunday (21 Apr 1929) in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and was buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Dongola.  She was the mother of George Coleman, of Balcom.

 

10 May 1929:

Mary Geneva Lindsey died 2 May 1929, aged 6 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at home.  She was the infant daughter of Claude Lindsey, of six miles south of Jonesboro.

 

Lula Taylor died 2 May 1929, at her home in Anna, and was buried at Vienna, Johnson County.  She was born 28 Sep 1867, near Vienna.  Her funeral was at First Christian Church in Anna.  She married on 9          Apr 1885, at Normal, Ill., Eugene P. Leonard.  They lived in Tremont a few years and then moved to Vienna.  The past 30 years she lived in Anna.  She had eight children.

 

John N. Brading died 2 May 1929, at Maywood, Ill., and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was born 15 Sep 1895, near Lick Creek.  His parents moved to Anna when he was a small boy.  He was a member of the American Legion. 

 

17 May 1929:

Elsie Lyerla died Friday (10 May 1929) of burns received in her house fire, two miles west of Alto Pass.   Everett Etherton, who lived in the home succeeded in getting Mrs. Lyerla and eight children out, but Mrs. Lyerla re-entered the home to try and save two children in an upstairs room and was badly burned.  Etherton  put a ladder against an upper window and rescued the two children.

 

Moses A. Gunter died 10 May 1929, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  The body was taken to the home of his uncle, C. C. Gunter, on South Street in Anna. He was born 9 Dec 1915, in Paragould, Ark., the son of H. A. Gunter, of Paragould.  He was the grandson of Dr. M. A. Gunter, of Ware, and a brother of Mrs. William White, of Memphis, Tenn.

 

Ella Aldridge died Thursday (9 May 1929) at Anna City Hospital, of injuries sustained when she was run over by an automobile on Casey Street last Wednesday (8 May 1929), and was buried at Thebes, Alexander County. The automobile was driven by Harry Shepard, who was arrested and charged with manslaughter.  She was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Henry Saddler, and lived in Thebes, Alexander County.  Her former husband was John C. Sowders.  She left four daughters. 

 

Mrs. Calvin “Cal” Taylor died 12 May 1929, at her home in Mountain Glenn, of high blood pressure. She left a husband and five children.  (See also 24 May 1929, issue.)

 

24 May 1929:

George M. Emerson died 14 May 1929, at home in Corona, Calif., aged 64 years, 9 months, 21 days.  He was born in Anna and moved from there to Corona in April 1914.  J. E. Emerson was his son.

 

Marsh Corzine died.

 

31 May 1929:

Shirley Lee Byrd died 23 May 1929, in Bloomington, aged 1 year, 10 months, 6 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Earl Byrd, of Bloomington, and the granddaughter of John Boyd, of Jonesboro.  Virgil Byrd and wife of St. Louis and Roy Boyd and wife of Champaign came for the funeral.

 

Philippine (Heck) Bruchhauser died 23 May 1929, at home in Anna, aged 82 years, 1 month, 17 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  She was born 6 Apr 1847, in Osthofen, Germany, and was also baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church there.  She came to America with her mother, Charlotta Heck, and a brother, Philip Heck, in 1870.  She married in 1870, in St. Louis, Mo., William Bruchhauser, who died 27 Apr 1911.  They lived at Red Bud and Worden before coming to Jonesboro in 1879.  They moved to Anna in 1885, where he had a mill, now conducted by his sons.  She joined the German Lutheran Church at Kornthal in 1886.  She visited her birthplace in Germany with her son, William, in 1922, and there remained only one person she knew.  She had three sons, William F. Bruchhauser, August F. Bruchhauser, and C. Henry Bruchhauser, all of Anna.

 

T. McClure Otrich died 24 May 1929, in Orlando, Fla., following an appendicitis operation, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church.  He was born 5 Feb 1879, at McClure, Alexander County, the oldest son of C. L. Otrich.  He was reared in Anna and was educated in schools in Anna and Bunker Hill Military Academy at Alton, Madison County.  He joined Co. C, Illinois National Guard, at Carbondale, Jackson County, and was mustered into the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War.  He broke his arm at Tampa, Fla., and was discharged.  He married on 29 Oct 1902, Flora Finch, the youngest daughter of Dr. A. P. Finch, at their home on Asylum Avenue in Anna.  They had three children, of whom one daughter, Sally Otrich, aged 11 years, survives.

 

Lorenzo Wilcox died.  He was the son of L. P. Wilcox, who conducted a store in Anna 40 years ago.  He was reared in Anna and was an advance agent for a theatrical company.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Anna and Guy A. Henry, master of the lodge, received a telegram from a Masonic lodge in Washington, D.C., last Thursday (23 May 1929) with the news of his death.  He left one sister, Addie Thorne, and a nephew, Dr. Wilcox Thorne, of New York.

 

William F. Sivia died Wednesday (22 May 1929) at a state hospital in Toledo, Ohio, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Norris Funeral home.  He was born 15 Sep 1862, and married in 1886, Cora Jones, who died in 1895.  He has worked in state hospitals in Illinois, Nebraska, and Ohio, for the past 23 years.  He had three children.  He left one daughter, Mrs. John E. Jefferson, of Anna; two sisters, Sarah Lingle and Malinda Toler, of Anna; and one brother, Morgan Sivia, of Palestine, Texas.

 

7 Jun 1929:

Bessie (Hileman) Parish died 29 May 1929, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio, aged 34 years, 2 months, 15 days, and was buried in Canfield Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Presbyterian church at Canfield, Ohio.  She was born and reared south of Jonesboro.  She left her husband, Raymond Parish; one son, Raymond Parish, Jr., aged 9 years; one daughter, Frances Parish, aged 4 years, all of Sandusky, Ohio; two brothers, Roy Hileman, of Jonesboro, and Ellis Hileman, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. I. P. Turner, of Champaign, and Mrs. O. J. Miller, of Murphysboro, Jackson County.

 

Thomas W. Plemon died Sunday at home on Morgan Street in Anna, aged 82 years, 11 months, 17 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery, with military honors.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, where he was confirmed in April 1916.  He was born 16 Jun 1846, at Bowling Green, Ohio, the son of Oliver and Mary Plemon.  He enlisted at age 15 in the 21st Ohio Volunteers and served throughout the Civil War, being wounded twice.  He was a member of the local G. A. R. He came to Anna about 50 years ago and was employed at the state hospital and for 14 years was a rural mail carrier.  He married Etta Trees.  He left a widow, four children, Joseph Oliver Plemon, of Anna, Mary Margaret Owen, of East Moline, Thomas Hugh Plemon, of Jonesboro, and Jennie Ruth Lutz, of Anna; three grandsons, and two granddaughters.     

 

14 Jun 1929:

James Norris died Sunday (9 Jun 1929) at his home in Anna, aged 81 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Presbyterian church.  He was born on one of the islands of Scotland.  He came to America with his parents when 7 months old.  They located in Anna, where his father died in the early 1870s and his mother at the age of 100 years.  He married in 1877, Emma Davie, a daughter of Daniel S. Davie.  He was chief engineer of Anna State Hospital, but resigned to engage in the hardware business at Anna.  He was mayor of Anna and secretary of Anna fair association.  He was a Mason and member of Cairo Commandry of Knights Templar.  He left a widow and four children, Dr. Sam B. Norris, of Arizona, but who is taking medical courses in Europe, Robin Norris, of Ann Arbor, Mich., John Norris, of Anna, and Cornelia Winters, of Houston, Texas.

 

Mrs. Courtright died Monday (10 Jun 1929).

 

21 Jun 1929:

Louise Belknap died at Grass Lake, Mich., and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery, being the fourth generation of her family buried there.  She was the daughter of E. A. Willard, who died in Mexico about a year ago, and Alice (Hileman) Willard, who died in Mexico years ago.  She left a husband and sister, Mrs. Steve Bettley, of San Antonio, Texas.

 

28 Jun 1929:

Ed G. Ferrill committed suicide Friday (21 Jun 1929) in a hotel in Charleston, Mo., by swallowing poison, aged 70 years, and was buried at Carbondale, Jackson County, beside his wife, who died several years ago.  John Mitchell, hotel manager, found his body on Saturday (22 Jun 1929).  He had been at the hotel five weeks and was in financial difficulty.  He lived in Cobden and was a traveling book salesman.  He used to teach school in Union County and moved from Jonesboro to Carbondale.  His body was claimed by a nephew, John Snyder, of Cobden.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  He left a daughter living in New York and a son, who is a student at Annapolis Military Academy.—Cairo Citizen, 24 Jun 1929.

 

5 Jul 1929:

Opal June Lingle died 1 Jul 1929, at Missouri Baptist Sanitarium in St. Louis, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.   She was born 14 Jun 1929, the daughter of Everett Lingle.  Her mother was unable to leave the hospital for the funeral.

 

Louise Allen died 29 Jun 1929, at the home of her son, Samuel Allen, aged 73 years, and was buried in Oakland City, Ind., where she used to live.  She left children.

 

M. F. Neal died 27 Jun 1929, at home west of Jonesboro, aged 72 years, and was buried at Effingham.

 

James “Jim” Davie died 25 Jun 1929, at Philadelphia, Pa., aged about 60 years.  He was born at Anna, the son of Daniel S. Davie.  He grew up in Anna, on his father’s farm in the bottoms, and in Jonesboro.  He was educated at Union Academy and an eastern college, where he studied civil engineering.  He worked for the Cramps at Philadelphia, noted ship builders and builders of steel skyscrapers.  He was married twice.  He left a widow, a grown son, one brother, Dr. Joseph Davie, of St. Louis; and three sisters, Elnora K. Davie, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Bruce Parmelee, of Springfield, Idaho, and Mrs. Jack Sims, of Mona, Wyo.

 

12 Jul 1929:

Rebecca Blattner was drowned 4 Jul 1929, while bathing in a stream in Missouri, 40 miles from Cape Girardeau, aged 12 years.  She was the granddaughter of Emil Umbeck, of Cape Girardeau, and great-granddaughter of Joseph Mayer, of Jonesboro.  Her aunts, Mrs. Joe Mayr and Emma Mayer attended the funeral.

 

Mrs. Eugenia Gary died and her funeral was last Thursday (4 Jul 1929) at Paducah, Ky.  She was the aunt of Mrs. William Bauman, of Jonesboro.

 

19 Jul 1929:

Paul Eugene Miller died Tuesday (16 Jul 1929) in a automobile accident two miles north of Anna, between Oscar Dillow’s house and Casper curve, aged 4 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  His father, Paul Miller, was driving, and his cousin, Mary Miller, was also in the car.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  His funeral was at his parents’ home in Cobden. 

 

Oscar F. Hunsaker died 11 Jul 1929, at Hot Springs, Ark., where he had gone for his health, aged 56 years, 4 months, 6 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was born 17 Feb 1873, at Cobden, the son of John and Martha (Anderson) Hunsaker.  He grew up on a farm near Cobden and joined the Lutheran Church there when quite young.  He was one of the founders of Lockard Chapel Baptist Church and was deacon and Sunday school superintendent.  He married on 8 Jan 1896, Minnie Cavaness.  They had three children, Curtis Hunsaker, of Pulaski, Pulaski County, Mrs. George Ury, and Rolla D. Hunsaker, of Jonesboro.  He also left five grandchildren. 

 

26 Jul 1929:

Monroe Eugene Stephens died 25 Jul 1929, at home in Jonesboro, aged 51 years, 9 months, 2 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was born 23 Oct 1877, near Golconda, Pope County, the son of James and Adeline Stephens.  He married on 2 Aug 1897, at Golconda, Sinna C. Duncan, deceased.  They had two children, Elmer Eugene Stephens, of Anna, and Robert Dewey Stephens, of Springfield.  He married on 9 Aug 1903, Nettie Armstrong, of Jonesboro.  He also raised Pearl Dunning, from age 9. He joined the Methodist Church in Jonesboro.  He served two terms as city street commissioner and cemetery sexton, water superintendent and collector.  The last two years he worked for CIPS.  He left a widow, an aged mother, two sons, four grandsons, Eugene Stephens and Richard Stephens, of Anna, and Bobbie Stephens and Jack Stephens, of Springfield; four sisters, Etta Randolph, of Pulaski, Pulaski County, Effie McNardy, of Danville, Eva Blanchard and Della McCool, of Golconda, Pope County; one brother, Lon Stephens, of Kentucky; two half brothers, George Stephens and James Stephens, Jr.; and one half sister, Martha Adams, all of Golconda. (See also 2 Aug 1929, issue.)

 

Delmar C. “Liquor Dick” Morris and his brother, Daniel Delbert Morris, were shot and killed Sunday (21 Jul 1929) in a brawl at a bootlegging joint on South Madison Street in Duquoin, Perry County, operated by Dan Gulley, and were buried in Anna Cemetery.  Their funeral was at First Baptist Church.  Dick had been in Duquoin five years, working as a cook and was keeping company with Gulley’s daughter, Lelia Gulley.  The two men were there with Jake Morris and Sonny Johnston when a fight broke out.  Gulley was also shot and his daughter beaten.  They were sons of the late Tip Morris, of Anna.  They left their mother, four brothers, George Morris, Will Morris, Jake Morris, and Luther Morris; and one sister, Eva Morris, all of East High Street, Anna.

 

Martha W. Goodman died Tuesday (23 Jul 1929) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Machleith, in Anna, aged 83 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist church.  She used to live in the Mississippi bottoms near Ware.  She also left a son, Newton Goodman, of Ware.

 

Moses Barnhart died 18 Jul 1925, at home near Cypress, Johnson County, aged 101 years, and was buried in a country cemetery between Cypress and Vienna.  He was born 21 Dec 1827, the son of Jacob Barnhart, who died at the age of 92 years.  He came to Illinois from Cabarrus Co., N.C., in a covered wagon when a young man.  The trip took six weeks and most of the people he traveled with were cousins and sons and daughters of German settlers.  When he came to Illinois he spoke only German.  He worked to construct the Illinois Central between Dongola and Anna, using a wheelbarrow and was paid $1 a day. He spent his Sundays with his uncle and aunt, Daniel and Rachel Karraker, who had also come from North Carolina in 1818, and whose old log home still stands.  Daniel Karraker was a brother of Moses’ brother.  He took his money and bought a farm at Hell’s Neck for $1.50 an acre from Abraham Karraker, the father of Mrs. Margaret Hoffner, whom he later married and who died 35 years ago.  His brothers fought in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  One brother, Jacob Barnhart died at the age of 90 years.  A half brother, John L. Barnhart, lives near Concord, N.C.  His son-in-law, Thomas Bost died and he and his daughter moved to Cypress two or three years ago to live with his granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Martin.

 

2 Aug 1929:

Charles P. “Pink” Spann died Sunday (28 Jul 1929) at home in Thebes, Alexander County, of a heart attack, aged 89 years, and was buried in Thebes Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist church in Thebes.  He was born in 1848 in Henderson Co., S.C., the son of Silas H. Spann.  He was reared in Jonesboro and Alto Pass.  He moved to Thebes in 1889.  He was a member of the Congregational Church and the Masonic lodge.  He was educated at Keokuk, Iowa, Medical College.  He had practiced medicine for 40 years.  He left a widow, Eugenia Spann; a son, Victor W. Spann, whom he visited last week in East St. Louis; and two grandchildren, Shirley Jeanette Spann and Charles Wayne Spann.—Cairo Citizen, July 29. 

 

John Story died from swallowing carbolic acid.  His body was found Thursday (1 Aug 1929) near the railroad in the northern part of Jonesboro, aged 40 years.  He had been in Jonesboro a few months and was discovered by Pink Orrick.  He was an ex-serviceman from Cape Girardeau, Mo.  There was a coroner’s inquest.

 

9 Aug 1929:

Anna M. LaFrance died 2 Jan 1929, in San Diego, Calif., and her ashes were buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born in 1873, the daughter of John Morris, who is buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She left three sisters, Edna Burns and Frances Wolff, of Chicago, and Nellie Gray, of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, George Morris, of Murphysboro, Jackson County; one half sister, Alice Anderson, of Cardin, Okla.; and one half brother, Ed Lee, of Dennis, Okla.

 

Elizabeth (Rand) Middleton died 3 Aug 1929, in Anna, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of her niece, Georgia Karraker, in Jonesboro.  She was born 26 Aug 1850, near old Caledonia, Pulaski County, the daughter of Stillman Farnsworth and Elizabeth (Price) Rand.  She married in 1878 Philip Sowers, who died in 1883.  She married in August 1890, Charles Middleton, who died in 1903.  They lived in Wetaug, Pulaski County, for about nine years before moving to Union County.  She left one sister, Mary Rand, of Dongola; and the following nephews and nieces, the children of her deceased sister, Martha Penninger, Silas Penninger and Clarence Penninger, of Dongola, Charles C. Penninger, of Balcom, Georgia Karraker, of Jonesboro, and Elizabeth Verble, of Dongola.

 

A. C. McCarty died and his funeral was Friday (2 Aug 1929) in Flat Rock, Crawford County.  He was a brother of H. R. McCarty, of Anna.

 

Mrs. Willard F. Harris died and her funeral was Saturday (3 Aug 1929) at the Lutheran Church in Murphysboro, Jackson County.

 

Jacobi Ward died Sunday (4 Aug 1929) at her home in Anna.  Her funeral was at her home.  She was born 1 Jan 1863, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of Jacob and Emeline Dillow.  She married on 8 Sep 1885, David R. Lewis, who died in 1896.  She married Edward Ward, who died in 1922.  She left one son, Arthur R. Lewis; one brother, Washington Dillow; and two sisters, Arminda Mowery, of Almeda, Texas, and Octavia Davis, of Anna.

 

16 Aug 1929:

Wilson Oberts died Monday (12 Aug 1929) at home in Alto Pass, aged 86 years.  He was a Civil War veteran.  He left a widow and three daughters.

 

23 Aug 1929:

Waldemar Eugene “Wallie” Engelhart died 18 Aug 1929, at Port Arthur, Texas, of spinal meningitis, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery.  He became sick at sea and it was several days before he received medical attention.  His funeral was in Port Arthur and at the home of his father, E. Engelhart, in Jonesboro.  He was born 26 Dec 1900, in Jonesboro.  He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at age 13.  His mother died when he was a child.  His father wanted him to enter the ministry, but he wanted to be a professor of history.  He attended Lutheran Wartburg College at Clinton, Iowa, for one year and then Purdue University at Lafayette, Ind. He traveled across the country working and then went to sea.  He was a Mason.  He was an engineer on a large ocean vessel, Bafshe, and worked for Sabien Towing Company of Port Arthur.  He made several trips across the Atlantic.  He left his father, stepmother, two brothers, one half brother, a grandfather, numerous uncles and aunt.  One uncle is a missionary in Japan and another is a minister in Cresco, Iowa.  Relatives who attended the funeral were the Rev. Frank Engelhart, of Cresco, Iowa, Mrs. Conrad Schade and two sons, Herbert Schade and Ben Schade, of Jackson, Mo., J. C. Engelhart, Jr., Bertha Engelhart, Mrs. August Kasten, Theresa Bacher, Mrs. Henry Rastl, Sada Ludwig, all of Pocahontas, Mo., Irwin Jacobmeier, Hal Barnes, John Holhubner Sr., and John Holhubner, Jr., all of Olmsted, and C. R. Engelhart, of Washington, D.C.

 

Antone Lementine died at the county farm, aged 105 years.  He was born in France and had been at the farm for two years.

 

30 Aug 1929:

James Ervin Shelton died 24 Aug 1929, at Herrin, Williamson County, aged 74 years, 4 months, 10 days, and was buried in Jonesboro.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He used to live in Union County.  He left a wife and six children.

 

Josefa (Gattinger) Soergel died Thursday last week (22 Aug 1929) in Dallas, Texas, and was buried at Dallas.  Her husband, John G. Soergel is buried in Dallas.  They left Union County for Mississippi many years ago and a few years later moved to Dallas.  She left one daughter, Annie wife of E. M. Robert; a niece, Mrs. John Ditter; and a nephew, Charles F. Grieb.  Her grave was opened by ghouls a few days after interment.  She was buried in the wrong cemetery lot and when her daughter went to have her reinterred in the right place, just a few feet away, her grave was found empty.  The trail led to a patch of tall grass, where she was found buried in a shallow grave.  Dallas police believed grave robbers expected to find valuable jewelry buried with her or planned to steal her casket.  (See also 6 Sep 1929, issue.)

 

6 Sep 1929:

William Henry Kerr died Monday (2 Sep 1929) at home in Anna, aged 69 years, 4 months, 9 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.         His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, of which he was a member.  He was born 23 Mar 1860, in Jackson Co., Ala.  He came to Union County at the age of 4 years and was raised on a farm east of Cobden.  He began teaching at the age of 18 years and retired after 25 years in 1921.  He married on 9 Mar 1879, Mattie E. Sisk.  He had seven children, of whom three died in infancy.  He joined Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in 1883.  He was baptized by the pastor, A. Durham, on Sunday morning and preached his first sermon Sunday evening.  He was ordained at Bethel Church on 6 Jul 1884, by the ordaining council, D. R. Sanders, D. S. Nusbaum, A. Durham, George A. McCrite, S. L. Carter, and John D. Lamer.  He pastored the following churches:  Bethel, Reynoldsville, Willisville of Perry County, Oak Grove of Perry County, DeSoto in Jackson County, Fairview in Randolph County, New Hope in Williamson County, Cache Creek, Elm Grove in Union County, Grand Tower in Jackson County, and Pleasant Ridge  He left four children, Arthur E. Kerr, Florrie E. Edwards, Bessie Kerr, and Bertha Kerr.   His children never saw him drunk nor heard him swear an oath. (See also 13 Sep 1929, issue.)

 

13 Sep 1929:

Herman E. Sams died 6 Sep 1929, at home in Lansing, Mich., after an operation for stomach ulcers, and was buried in Aurora.  He was born and reared in Jonesboro, the son of Rice and Elender (Kimmel) Sams.  He used to live in Aurora.  He worked for Adams Express Company.  He left a widow, one son, Charles Sims, an aged father (the oldest man in Union County), three brothers, George T. Sams and Walter J. Sams, of St. Louis, and Thomas Sams, of Jonesboro; and two sisters, Augusta Perrine, of Anna, and Helen Gearhart, of Grand Tower, Jackson County.  Lurena Perrine was a niece and Harry Gearhart was a nephew.

 

Dr. T. J. Hurst died Sunday (8 Sep 1929) at the home of his son, Virgil Hurst, in St. Louis, and was buried in Goreville, Johnson County.  He lived in West Frankfort, Franklin County.  He was the only surviving brother of S. D. Hurst, of Jonesboro.

 

Robert Lee Davis died 6 Sep 1929, at home in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 7 Apr 1890, in Jonesboro.  He was reared on the farm of his stepfather, S. H. Tripp.  He married Gertrude Parker, the oldest daughter of Jesse Parker.  They moved to East St. Louis, where he worked for Aluminum Ore Co. for 11 years.  He left his mother, Alice Hankla, of Anna; his widow, two sons, William Myron Davis and Robert Lee Davis; one daughter, Mary Evelyn Cross, of East St. Louis; a stepbrother, Ed M. Tripp, of Jonesboro; and a half brother, Russell Tripp, of Jonesboro.

 

Wallace Gregge was killed Saturday (7 Sep 1929) in an automobile accident between Anna and Saratoga near Dog Walk Road, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His brother Ernest Gregge was driving and another brother, Herman Gregge was in the car.  Their car struck one driven by Mrs. John Brooks.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  He was a member of the American Legion.

 

Susan (Taylor) Sublette died 9 Sep 1929, at St. Louis, aged 95 years, 9 months, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was in the Presbyterian church.  She was the widow of James Garret Sublette, who died in 1880 and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was an heir of Pinkney W. Sublette, whose bones were kept for 28 years in the custody of the clerk of St. Louis circuit court pending disposition of suits brought by relatives against those in possession of the alleged Sublette estate.  Her husband was a nephew of Pinkney W. Sublette and filed the first suit to recover 206 acres southwest of Kingsway Boulevard and Manchester Avenue.  Her two sons filed subsequent suits, but they were also unsuccessful.  She moved from Anna to St. Louis 40 years ago and lived with her daughter at 1206 Chambers Street.  She left two children, Charles A. Sublette and Sidney B. Sublette; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

Monroe Dillow died 8 Sep 1929, at his home in Anna, aged 73 years, 8 months, 13 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  He married 3 Nov 1878, Gabriella Menees.  They had eight children, of whom six survive.

 

20 Sep 1929:

John Heater died Sunday (15 Sep 1929) at the home of his son, Elvis Heater, in Unity, Alexander County, aged 83 years, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mill Creek Baptist Church.  He was a Civil War veteran, serving in Co. E, 60th Illinois Infantry.  His wife died four months ago.  He used to live at Mill Creek.  He left two daughters, Mrs. Jesse White, of Elco, Alexander County, and Mrs. George Jackson, of Cairo, Alexander County; and two sons, Elvis Heater and Harvey Heater, of East St. Louis.

 

Tony Marie (Hogg) Lingle died 18 Sep 1929, at home in Jonesboro, aged 33 years, 6 months, 14 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was born 5 Mar 1896, the daughter of John Lewis and Gertrude Hogg.  Her father died 1 Sep 1927.  She joined First Baptist Church in Vienna, Johnson County, in 1925 and transferred to First Baptist Church in Jonesboro on 15 Apr 1928.  She married on 18 Mar 1928, Everett Lingle.  One daughter, Opal June Lingle, was born 14 Jun 1929, and died 1 Jul 1929.  She left her husband, her mother, three brothers, Guy W. Hogg, of Chicago, Ray F. Hogg, of Vienna, and J. Whitnel Hogg, of Karnak, Pulaski County; two sisters, Ruby E. Hogg, of Vienna, and Mrs. Sam Bartruff, of Jonesboro; two half sisters, Mrs. I. J. Potter, of Rock Island, Ill., and Mrs. Charles Arnett, of West Frankfort, Franklin County.

 

Samuel Houston Frost died Monday (16 Sep 1929) at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Hess.  He was born 13 Dec 1862, near Dongola, the son of Samuel and Tabitha Frost.  He was a schoolteacher for 17 years and a farmer.  He moved to Jonesboro in September 1901 and was engaed in mining and shipping silica to the Matteson Paint Company, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.  He organized the Southern Illinois Manufacturing Company of Jonesboro for manufacturing silica.  He was elected mayor of Jonesboro in 1905He married on 15 Sep 1886, Octavia D. Kelley.  They had five children, Ursula Frost, of Jonesboro, Thurman Frost, who died 31 Jan 1928, Mrs. Charles Martin, of Gadsden, Ala., Mrs. Frank Hess, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. Harry D. Albert, of New York City.

 

John E. Fierke died 24 Sep 1929, at Jacksonville, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of Charles E. Bissel, in Anna.

 

Charles B. Fisher committed suicide Friday (13 Sep 1929) by hanging  himself with a clothesline in the woods on the Walton farm a mile from Anna State Hospital, where he was a patient for 13 years, aged 61 years, and was buried at Baltimore, Md.  Edward Blaney and Edwin Beecher found his body while hunting.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  He was from Alexander County and used to live on a houseboat on the Ohio River at Cairo.

 

4 Oct 1929:

Daniel Stokes died 28 Sep 1929, aged 62 years.  His funeral was at Mt. Hebron Church.  He left sons and daughters.

 

Charles C. Hall died Thursday (3 Oct 1929?) at home in Anna, of pneumonia, aged 45 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Cairo, Alexander County.

 

11 Oct 1929:

Levi Brown died 5 Oct 1929, at home near Balcom, of cancer, aged 79 years, 7 months, 1 day, and was buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Dongola.  His funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  He was born on the Brown farm a quarter mile northeast of Balcom, one of 17 children.  Mrs. Richard Butler and her husband, of Diswood, Alexander County, a grandniece came to live with him a year ago.  He was constable many years.  He left one nephew, Clarence Brown, of Tamms, Alexander County; and one niece, Mrs. Eunice Light, of Thebes, Alexander County. 

 

Ed Dent, of Pulaski, Pulaski County, died Monday (7 Oct 1929) of typhoid fever.  He left a widow and children.

 

18 Oct 1929:

William Hollenbek died Saturday (12 Oct 1929) at Anna City Hospital, from injuries from being struck by an automobile crossing the street on Friday (11 Oct 1929), aged 72 years, and was buried at Dongola. 

 

25 Oct 1929:

Lester Smith died Saturday (19 Oct 1929) at home in Anna, after being struck by an automobile at the head of East Broad Street near Daniel Store in Anna 30 minutes earlier, aged 8 years, and was buried in Leech Grove Cemetery.  The car was driven by Arthur Wiggins, aged 19 years, a son of Cluster Wiggins.  He was taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Oliver Smith, a widow, in the second ward of Anna.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  His mother works at ruit Growers Package Company plant.  He also left several siblings.

 

Robert R. Ward died last Saturday (19 Oct 1929) after he fell 30 feet from a ladder on his farm, aged 50 years.  His funeral was at Benton, Franklin County.  He was president of the Benton State Bank and in 1912 was elected trustee of University of Illinois.

 

Margaret Seger died Saturday (19 Oct 1929) at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, eight miles south of Chicago Heights, near Monee, aged 74 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Iowna Seger, Mrs. Mary A. Walker, and Mrs. T. P. Sifford (who died later) were also injured and all had left Anna to attend a wedding.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.

 

Susanne Parkinson died 14 Oct 1929, at home in Monrovia, Calif., of pneumonia, aged 8 months.  She was the infant daughter of Dr. C. B. Parkinson.  W. H. Crane was her grandfather and Mrs. R. B.  (Crane) Donelly, of Chicago, was her aunt.

 

1 Nov 1929:

William Nordmeyer died 24 Oct 1929, aged almost 90 years, and was buried in Lyerle Cemetery, where his parents were buried.  His funeral was at the home of his nephew, A. J. Nordmeyer.  He was born 7 Sep 1840, near Balcom.  He was postmaster at Balcom near 40 years ago.  He joined St. John’s Lutheran Church in his youth.  He left two sisters, Matilda Miller, of Tamms, Alexander County, and Sarah Leyerle, of near Balcom.

 

Catherine Mowery died Friday (25 Oct 1929) at her home near Wetaug, Pulaski County, aged 82 years, 3 months, 5 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. John’s Church.  She left nine children, Dora Knupp, of Mill Creek, J. E. Mowery, of Richland, Wash., C. W. Mowery, of Anna, S. P. Mowery, of Mill Creek, Emma Eddleman, of Paducah, Ky., Ella Dexter, of Ullin, Pulaski County, and U. O. Mowery, Ernest Mowery, and Ray Mowery, of Ullin; 36 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

 

Caroline Cutshall died 28 Oct 1929, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Mitchell, in Gillespie.  She was the grandmother of Mrs. G. C. Kent, of Anna.

 

Vernetta May Fritzinger died 23 Oct 1929, at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, where she was taken on 6 Oct 1929, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna.  She was the wife of Fred Fritzinger.

 

Daughter of Lloyd Shadowens died Monday (28 Oct 1929), of heart trouble, aged 9 months, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

 

8 Nov 1929:

Martha “Mattie” Black died Saturday (3 Nov 1929) at home near McClure, Alexander County, aged nearly 80 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her husband died 30 years ago.  She left five children.  A. M. Black, of Delhi, La., was a son.

 

Mrs. T. P. (English) Sifford died 2 Nov 1929, at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck near Monee on 19 Oct 1929, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, of which she was a member, Sunday school teacher and Young Woman’s Bible Class teacher.  She was born 25 Apr 1870, in Jonesboro, the daughter of C. C. and Laura English.  She married on 23 Dec 1888, T. P. Sifford.  She left her husband, a son, Lynn D. Sifford; and a daughter, Ruth Sifford.

 

15 Nov 1929:

Michael Weber died Saturday (9 Nov 1929) in Enoch, Okla., aged 73 years.  He moved from a farm south of Jonesboro to Oklahoma 23 years ago.  His brother-in-law, W. H. Kohler, and nephew, Ual Kohler, attended his funeral.  He left a widow, five sons, and two daughters.

 

22 Nov 1929:

John Bartruff died Saturday (16 Nov 1929) in Salem, Ore., aged over 70 years, and was buried at Salem.  He moved to Oregon from south of Jonesboro many years ago.  He was a farmer.

 

Naomi Conyer Pierce died 17 Nov 1929, at Anna State Hospital, aged 70 years, 4 months, 8 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Christian Church in Anna.

 

Stuart Lewis died 14 Nov 1929, in Newark, N. J.  He was born and reared in Cairo, Alexander County and was a lawyer.  He left his mother, brother, and sister.

 

6 Dec 1929:

Fred Young died Monday (2 Dec 1929), at a hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Benton, Mo., on Sunday (1 Dec 1929) aged 47 years.  He was a farmer west of Jonesboro and left a family.

 

Ross Shelton was killed Friday (29 Nov 1929) in an automobile accident at Peoria.  His funeral was at Galatia.  He worked for CIPS.

 

Lola Ryan died 23 Nov 1929, at home near Ware, of tuberculosis, aged 28 years, 17 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.   Her funeral was at Reynoldsville Baptist Church, which she joined in November 1917.  She was born 6 Nov 1901, the daughter of Henry and Sarah Meisenheimer.  She married in November 1926 Oscar Ryan, of Ware.  She left her husband, three children, Roy Ryan, Ruthada Ryan, and Bobby Ryan; her parents, five sisters, Mrs. John Reynolds, Mrs. Thomas Johnson, Blanche Meisenheimer, Verda Meisenheimer, and Mary Meisenheimer; three brothers, James Meisenehimer, Henry Meisenehimer, and Edward Meisenheimer, all of Reynoldsville; her grandmother, Mary J. Meisenheimer, of Mill Creek

 

Joseph M. Newton died 22 Nov 1929, at his home in Tamms, Alexander County, of apoplexy, and was buried at Cypress, Johnson County.  His funeral was at Cypress.  He used to live at Cypress and Vienna, Johnson County.

 

Will A. Fink died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mabel Barnhart, in El Paso, Texas, and was buried 28 Nov 1929, in St. John’s Cemetery.  He was born near Mill Creek, the son of George W. Fink, deceased.  He went to Texas a month ago for his health.  HE left two sons, George Fink, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and Wardell Fink, of Cairo, Alexander County; and two brothers, John C. Fink, of Chicago, and Dr. George D. Fink, of Green Valley.

 

Carl B. Cavitt was accidentally shot and killed yesterday (28 Nov 1929) by Richard Handly, of Herrin, Williamson County.  They were hunting near Vienna, Johnson County with Jack Mathews, of Vienna.  His funeral was at Tunnel Hill, Johnson County.  He was a coal miner at Marion, Williamson County.  He left a widow and two children.—Herrin Journal, Nov. 29.

 

Seven miners were killed Sunday (1 Dec 1929) in an explosion at Old Ben Coal Mine near West Frankfort, Franklin County.

 

N. B. Parmly died.  His funeral was Tuesday (10 Dec 1929) at Limestone Church.  He left children.  (See also 13 Dec 1929, issue.)

 

13 Dec 1929:

Jesse Thomas died Saturday (7 Dec 1929) at Anna City Hospital.   He was accidentally shot Thursday (5 Dec 1929) in the stomach at a hog killing at the home of Mr. Durham, a couple miles south of Jonesboro.  He was a tenant on the George W. Morgan farm nearby.  Several men were passing around a Luger automatic revolver and it accidentally discharged.  He left a widow and three children.

 

S. Isabelle Andrews died 6 Dec 1929, at her home in Anna, of heart trouble due to flu and pneumonia, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Presbyterian Church in Anna, of which she was a member.   She was born in Anna, the daughter of Capt. Hugh and Kate G. Andrews, deceased.  AShe graduated from high school in Anna and took a business course in St. Louis.  She worked as a bookkeeper for businesses in Anna.    She was scribe of Acacia Shrine and past matron of the Eastern Star.  She left four sisters, Leona Andrews, of Anna, Mary Andrews, John Andrews, teaching in Chicago, and Mrs. Charles E. Stewart, of Ardmore, Okla.

 

20 Dec 1929:

Luther Rayburn Roe died 14 Dec 1929, at Chicago, aged 34 years, 16 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his parents in Jonesboro.  He was the son of Daniel Roe.  He was a member of the American Legion.  He enlisted in the army in the spring of 1917 and served two years.  He left his parents, his wife, two children, four brothers, and one sister.

 

Albert Beckler committed suicide Tuesday (17 Dec 1929) by swallowing carbolic acid, in his room in the rear of Wells second hand store, aged 66 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He unlocked the door for Mattie Canady and his brother, Everett Canady, that morning at 7:30.  He lived in Anna 35 or 40 years.  He sold novelties, jewelry, and eyeglasses.  No relatives could be located.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  He was despondent because he was not making any money.

 

Everett Patterson died sometime after he was reported missing from the state hospital on 19 Sep 1929.  His skeleton was found Friday (13 Dec 1929) by Woodrow Aldrich and Sylvester Davis, of Anna, while hunting in a field west of Anna State Hospital and south of the road leading to State Highway No. 2.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  He was a Negro from Alexander County.  He walked with two canes, which were found beside the skeleton. 

 

27 Dec 1929:

W. P. Throgmorton died Monday (23 Dec 1929) at Marion, Williamson County, of pneumonia, aged 80 years.  He had been preaching regularly at Third Baptist Church in Marion.  He had been preaching for 59 years and was pastor in Benton, Harrisburg, Mt. Vernon, Duquoin, Marion, and other places in Illinois; Louisiana, Mo., and Fort Smith, Ark.  He was editor of the Illinois Baptist and prominent as a debater.