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Macoupin County Enquirer, Wednesday, 24 Mar 1897

MODESTO. March 17

Uncle Moses Boyd died yesterday evening about 5 o'clock, aged 76 years. Funeral at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Christian church. J. A. Turner, of Scottville, will have charge of the funeral.


The Carlinville Democrat, Wednesday, 8 Feb 1905

Sunday our hearts were saddened by learning of the death of Aunt Polly Boyd, of Modesto, mother of W. O. Boyd of this place. She was quite aged and had been ill for several months. She was well known in our vicinity.


The Daily Enquirer, Friday, 12 Apr 1901

Special by Phone.

SCOTTVILLE, Ill., Apr. 11 - S. L. Boyd, one of the most prominent men in this part of the county, passed away at 4 p.m. today of pneumonia fever, aged 79 years.

Mr. Boyd was one of the wealthiest men in Scottville township, his landed possessions amounting to about 2,000 acres.

He was born in Kentucky 79 years ago, removing to Illinois in 1856. He stood high in this community, having the respect of all. In politics he was always identified with the interests of the Republican party. He had been ill about three months.

There are left to mourn his demise, a wife and seven children who have the sincere sympathy of all in their great affliction.

It is not definitely settled but in all probability the funeral will occur some time Saturday

A good man has been lost to this community and his loss will be felt.

The Daily Enquirer, Wednesday, 17 Apr 1901

The funeral of S. L. Boyd occurred from the residence, Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Elder Brewer of Palmyra, after which the remains were conveyed to the east cemetery and laid to rest. The funeral was under the auspices of the masonic order. A large crowd was in attendance.


The Norborne Leader, Carroll County, MO, Thursday, 18 Jun 1914

Mrs. Julia A. Harding Dead

Mrs. Julia A. Harding, aged 79 years, died at her home three and a half miles southwest of Norborne, Thursday evening June 11, 1914, of heart trouble.

Mrs. Harding and son, Raymond, came to this part of the country in March, from Scottville, Illinois. She was always a kind mother and a good neighbor. Up to the time of her death she was cheerfully looking forward to the reunion with her husband, who several years ago, passed on to the great beyond.

Her body was taken back to Scottville, ILl., Thursday night for burial.


Macoupin County Enquirer, Thursday, 23 Sept. 1937

Mrs. Ella Sims, 63, wife of Robert Sims, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at her home in Scottville after a lingering illness.

Decedent is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Fanning, Scottville; one son, Buford Green of Modesto and Mrs. Inez Sims, Scottville; one step-daughter, Mrs. Louis Hart, Modesto.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Scottville Methodist Episcopal church. Interment was in East cemetery.


Macoupin County Enquirer, Thursday, 23 Sept. 1937

Marshall L. Clark died at 2 p.m. Saturday at his home in Scottville.

Mr. Clark was born in Scottville in 1866 and resided in that community all of his life. He is survived by his wife, Addie; two daughters, Mrs. Nita Harding of Oregon state and Mrs. Mabel Mansfield of Jacksonville; two sons, Oran of Oregon state and Lloyd of Scottville; one sister, Mrs. Emma Harr, St. Louis; one brother, Frank of Virden.

Decedent was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and Scottville Christian Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Scottville Christian Church. Rev. Thomas Bast officiated and interment was in Scottville cemetery.


Macoupin County Enquirer, Thursday, 5 May 1938

R. L. Sims, 80, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at his home in Scottville.

Decedent was born in Mt. Morris, MO., but had been a resident of the Scottville community many years. He is survived by a son, Buford, of Scottville and three daughters, Mrs. Ollie Hart, Mrs. Rose Green, Modesto, and Mrs. Inez Fanning, Modesto.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Scottville Methodist church. Rev. Henry Spencer officiated and interment was in Panther Creek cemetery.


The Northwestern News, Thursday, 9 Dec 1971

Mrs. Jessie E. Nevins, 88, of Bourbon, MO, died Friday, Dec. 3 at the Community hospital in Sullivan, MO.

She is survived by four sons, Howard Wheeler of Bourbon, Mo., Ray Wheeler of Spring Hill, Fla., Rev. Eugene Wheeler of Hughson, Calif., and Joe Wheeler of Leandro, CA, and one daughter, Lena Wegener of Ruma.

Services were held Monday, Dec. 6, at Cuba, MO, with burial at 1:30 p.m. at Panther Creek cemetery near Scottville. Berry Funeral Home in Girard was in charge of local arrangements.


The Daily Enquirer, Tuesday, 17 Nov 1903

Charles Rogers, aged 28, formerly of this place, is dead at his home in Granite City, where he had lived the last three years. The remains were brought to Panther Creek cemetery, west of here, for interment.


Granite City Press, Thursday, 12 Nov 1903

Charles Rodgers of the West Side died Sunday evening at 6:15 o'clock after less than a week's illness of typhoid fever. The funeral occurred Monday evening, Rev. S. A. D. Rodgers of the Park Ave. M.E. Church officiating. The remains were taken to Modesto, this state, the former home of the deceased for burial.


Alton [IL] Evening Telegraph, Saturday, 28 Apr 1927

James P. Clark Dies

At the home of his son, Oscar Clark, on Scovell street, James P. Clark, aged 75, died Friday at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Clark had suffered a long time from creeping paralysis but nine weeks ago tomorrow he sustained a stroke that was the direct cause of his death. He had been unconscious a week.

Mr. Clark had spent most of his life at Scottsville in Macoupin county. He was born at Keokuk, IA, in 1852 but went with his parents when a baby to Scottsville where he lived until five years ago when he came to Upper Alton to live with his son, Oscar Clark. Mr. Clark was a wood worker and cabinet maker and he conducted a carpenter shop in Scottsville almost 50 years. He continued at the work until five years ago when he came to Alton.

He is survived by two sons, Oscar Clark, of Alton, and Tom Clark, of Kane, who were with their father at the time of his death. His first wife died 46 years ago. He was married again, the second wife having died in 1921. There are 14 grandchildren. Mr. Clark passed his seventy-fifth birthday five days ago, being unconscious on his birthday.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Streeper funeral home. The funeral party will leave Monday morning to take the body to Scottsville for burial, going by way of the Alton & Eastern.


The [Taylorville, IL] Daily Breeze, Saturday, 13 Nov 1926

Mrs. Mary E. Van Giesen, 76, died at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the St. Vincent hospital, where she had been a patient since June. Her death resulted from paralysis.

Mrs. Van Giesen was born near Modesto, Ill., August 6, 1850, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Nevins. She was married to James C. Van Giesen, who preceded her in death in March 1925. Mrs. Van Giesen had spent practically her entire life in and near Modesto. She came to this city last June.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Emma J. Gustin, Columbus, Kans.; a nephew, James E. Van Giesen of Taylorville and a number of relatives who reside near Modesto.

The funeral services will probably be held Sunday. Burial will be made in Panther Creek cemetery at Scottsville.

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