Edward V. Satterfield
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 the
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