JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Edward V. SATTERFIELD, died at his home at 121 
North Casey street at 3 o'clock this morning after an 
illness of long duration. 
Deceased was one of the pioneers of Jefferson county, 
having been born here Jan. 30, 1835. While a young man he learned the 
"art preservative: in the office of the "Advocate", which was the successor 
of the "Jeffersonian Democrat," the first newspaper published in Mt. Vernon, 
and for a year or two following teh removal of the "Advocate" to Belleville 
in 1857, he was associated with his brother, John M. SATTERFIELD, in the 
publication of " The Egyptian Torchlight," which was merged into the 
"Mt. Vernon Star" a short time before the breaking out of the Rebellion. 
When the war came on Mr. SATTERFIELD abandoned his editorial work and 
on the 12th of July 1861 he volunteered as a private under Capt. Joe CORMICK 
of Centralia in the 18th Ill., Col. Michael LAWLER  of Gallatin county 
commanding. Mr. Satterfield was transferred almost immediatly after being 
mustered into the service to the band under the leadership 
of Capt. Alex SMART who had previously been appointed chief musician. 
After serving about eight months in the army Mr. SATTERFIELD was ordered 
north with his regiment which was mustered out of service March, 1862. 
His health had become greatly impared by his exposure in the field which 
prevented his reenlisting in the military service at a later date. 
He served in the Army of the Cumberland and was present at the battle of 
Fort Henry. 
A few months after his return from the war he was married in St. Louis to 
Miss Mary NEAL, sister of Mrs. L. B. HOUCK who still survives. 
Mr. SATTERFIELD was a life long Democrat and for many years after the 
close of the war served as city attorney, police magistrate, justice 
of the peace, constable, etc. He never entirely recovered from the 
effects of exposure which he was forced to undergo during the military 
campaign in front of Fort Donnellson and ever since his health has been 
precarious. For the past eight years he has been seen on the streets but very 
few times except on election days and then only while going and returning 
from the ballot box. 
He leaves a mother, wife, five children and three sisters in addition to 
other relatives. His mother, Mrs. John SATTERFIELD is still living in 
this city and is one of the oldest residents of Jefferson county. 
Of his surviving sisters, Mrs. Sam D. COOPER and Miss Laura SATTERFIELD reside 
in this city while Mrs. Frank Fry lives in Denver, Colo. His children 
are Mrs. Roger Courtney, of Chicago; Miss Annie and Messrs. Charlie, Nelson 
and Robert, all of whom are citizens of Mt. Vernon. 
The funeral will be held at the family residence at 2 o'clock tomorrow 
afternoon, Rev. J. F. Harmon of the M.E. church officating. 
The interment will be at Oakwood. 
Friends of the family invited. 

November 15, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by: 
Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Jan 28, 1998 





 
 
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