JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
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
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
Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Jan 28, 1998
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