St. Clair County Deaths

Death Announcements in St. Clair Newspapers

The wife of Mr. William Whaley, residing six miles below town, died Tuesday morning from the effects of a congestive chill. Deceased
was a sister-in-law of Dr. J.C. Whaley, of this place.
(Osceola Sun, 4 March 1880)

We learn that Mrs. Henry Denney, of Butler township, died yesterday morning. We will probably be furnished an extended notice for
our next issue.
(Osceola Sun, 4 March 1880)

Pleasant View Grange, No. 1,526, passed the following resolutions on the death of Brother Jonathan Hearn, who was born on the Eastern shore of Maryland, October 30th, A.D. 1813, came from thence, while quite young, with his parents to Clinton County, Ohio, and after grown up to manhood removed to Jay county, Indiana, at which place he married Miss Louisa Mason and with her removed to Benton county, Missouri, in the fall of 1858, from thence to St. Clair county in the spring of 1860, where he remained with his family (with the exception of travel during the late war) until the day of his death, Feb. 23d, 1880.
Whereas, it has pleased the Supreme Ruler of the Universe to call from our midst, our worthy Brother Jonathan Hearn, of Pleasant View Grange, No. 1,526; therefore be it
Resolved, That the order has lost a faithful laborer, the family a devoted companion and father. He has passed from us, pure in character and full of honors. It can fall to the lot of but few to die amid so warm a gratitude, flowing from the hearts of their brothers, neighbors and friends.
Resolved, That the State has lost one of its best citizens, one who always set the example of christian piety and morality, and the neighborhood has lost one of its kindest neighbors.
Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved companions and friend.
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread on the records of the Grange, and a copy transmitted to the county paperes for publication, also a copy of the same be furnished the friends of the deceased.
S.M. Gracy, Jonathan Cooly, Henry Denny, H.W. Sales, Committee.
(Osceola Sun, 4 March 1880)

Mr. Eli Deardoff died last week at the home of his father southwest of this place. He had been in failing health for some time and was just returning home from Kirksville, Mo., whither he had gone for treatment. When he got to his father's he concluded to remain there until his wife and children recovered from the measles. But his mother took down with the measles shortly after his arrival, and in course of time Eli took them, and being already reduced, they proved too much for him. His family have the sympathy of the entire community. 
(Appleton City Journal, 14 March 1894)

Aunt Margaret Sloss died at the home of her son, Filmore Sloss, on Sunday afternoon of pneumonia. Mrs. Sloss was about seventy-five years old and has been afflicted with rheumatism for a number of years.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 March 1894)

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Clark, of Redlands, Cali., died July 7th, aged one month. The Journal joins the numerous friends of Mr. and Mrs. Clark in sympathizing with them in their sorrow.
(Appleton City Journal, 26 July 1894)

Mexico, Mo., Oct. 21: The body of W.H.P. Lee, a highly respected citizen and a prominent Republican, was found in Salt Creek, near this city, yesterday. It is thought he either committed suicide or fell into the water, becoming ill while crossing a log near where the corpse was discovered.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 October 1898)

Killed on a Trial Trip.
Astoria, Ore., Oct. 22: The torpedo boat Davis, which started on its official trip yesterday, was disabled by the bursting of a number of boiler tubes. Eight of the crew were badly scalded and seven of them died soon after reaching here. The dead are: C. McNeeley, P. Luithle, H. Woods, W. Woods, B. Ryan, A. Johnson, A. Buehl.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 October 1898)

Mr. Eli Deardoff died last week at the home of his father southwest of this place. He had been in failing health for some time and was just returning home from Kirksville, Mo., whither he had gone for treatment. When he got to his father's he concluded to remain there until his wife and children recovered from the measles. But his mother took down with the measles shortly after his arrival, and in course of time Eli took them, and being already reduced, they proved too much for him. His family have the sympathy of the entire community.
(Appleton City Journal, 14 March 1894)

Dan Wilson, an old resident of Rockville, died recently at his home at Harwood, of pneumonia.
(Appleton City Journal, 27 February 1908)

O.K. Crowder attended the funeral of Mrs. S.G. Foot at Johnson City Saturday.
(Appleton City Journal, 27 February 1908)

Grandma Smith, one of our octogenarians, died Feb. 21st. She leaves an aged husband and a large family of relation of children on to great-great grandchildren; she was devotedly loved by all. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. Simons at the Harmony Church. The remains was entombed in the silent city nearby, at the same hour that Mrs. S.G. Foot was layed to rest. We failed to get any particulars of Grandma Smith's life.
(Appleton City Journal, 27 February 1908)

Mrs. Scott King’s baby died at the home of Mrs. King’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Dunham’s Monday evening.
(Osceola Democrat, 24 September 1908)

Harry Kippler and daughter, who were called here by the sickness and death of his father, left for Altoona, Pa., on Friday
of last week.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 February 1913)

On Wednesday morning of last week Mr. William Howard of Osage Township passed to his reward after an illness of 8 or 10 days. He suffered from an attack of pneumonia and inflammation of the kidneys. Since the death of his father several years ago Will had stayed on the farm and cared for his aged mother. His character was above reproach. Surely a good man has gone. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
(Appleton City Journal, 10 April 1913)

Card of Thanks
We take this method of thanking all those who so cheerfully rendered us assistance during the illness and death of our Father and brother.
Jonathan Denning, St. Leger Denning, F.E. Denning, Florence Blakely, Isabelle Blakely, Goldie Williams, Grace Ames
(Appleton City Journal, 15 May 1913)

The body of little Leslie B. Hedrick, the four-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Burt Hedrick, arrived in Appleton City last Friday on the Katy Limited. The little fellow had survived a severe attack of the measles but succumbed to the after results. The body was met at the depot by Undertaker R.N. Burns, H.E. Carpenter, pastor of the Christian church and quite a number of friends and conveyed to the city cemetery where it was tenderly laid to rest after a brief religious service. Mr. Hedrick is a son of C.O. Hedrick who lives near Johnson City and is well known to the older citizens of this community. The grief stricken parents have the sympathy of many friends in their irreparable loss, which is Heaven's gain.
(Appleton City Journal, 15 May 1913)

Mrs. Lou Walls went to Schell City Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Louisa Landon, which was held at that place. Mrs. Walls and Mrs. Landon have been close friends since girlhood days.
(Appleton City Journal, 17 July 1913)

Mrs. Earl Keys returned to her home at Oklahoma City Monday. She came here Saturday in company with her brother Clay Gilbreath and other relatives with the body of the late Mrs. Margaret Gilbreath, which was brought here for interment.  (Appleton City Journal, 24 July 1913)

The three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Kluck, who had been very low with flux for some time, died
Sunday morning.
(Appleton City Journal, 31 July 1913)

Mrs. Chauncey Porter and daughters, Mrs. Stanley Dean and Miss Cora Porter recently attended the funeral of her mother, Mrs. A.F. Cope at Harwood; which was held at the Harwood M.E. Church. Mrs. Cope with her family came from Illinois in 1866 and settled in St. Clair county near Johnson City. She was well advanced in years at her death.
(Appleton City Journal, 7 August 1913)

An unknown man about 35 years of age was run over and killed by a freight train on the Clinton Line tracks at the Henry County metropolis last Wednesday evening. A coroner's inquest gave a verdict that he met an accidental death by being run over by a railroad train.
(Appleton City Journal, 25 August 1913)

Wm. Fairman died at his home near Johnson City Sunday morning after several months' sickness. He was laid to rest at Harmony cemetery Monday at 11 o'clock. We extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
(Appleton City Journal, 4 September 1913)

Grandma Finch Dead
Grandma Finch, an aged and highly respected citizen of this city, died at her home Monday. The funeral service was held Tuesday morning and interment made in the city cemetery. Obituary next week.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 November 1913)

Several from this vicinity attended the funeral of Mrs. John Carpenter near Johnson City Friday.
(Appleton City Journal, 20 November 1913)

Mrs. James Kirk died at her home Thursday. She was buried at the Appleton City Cemetery.
(Appleton City Journal, 27 November 1913)

The hearts and homes of many relatives and friends were made sad Saturday, when word was received Grandma Shafner had passed to the great beyond. While she has been spared many years to her loved ones, parting was oh so hard. She was taken from the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Warner, to Westfield Church, where funeral was preached by Rev. Nichols, and was laid to rest in Westfield Cemetery, Sunday evening.
(Appleton City Journal, 18 December 1913)

Mrs. Lasater and Mrs. Stella Bishop returned from Pittsburg, Kans., where they had been to attend the funeral of
their son and brother.
(Appleton City Journal, 1 January 1914)

Bro. Puckett called in his appointment at Hook's Chapel for Sunday on account of the funeral of E.F. Holt.
(Appleton City Journal, 12 March 1914)

Died. - E.E. Holt, after an illness of four weeks, with pneumonia. He came to Bates County in 1866.
(Appleton City Journal, 12 March 1914)

M.P. Shock and wife left Monday evening for their home at Springfield. They were summoned here on account
of the funeral of the late Robt. A. Shock.
(Appleton City Journal, 12 March 1914)

Ralph Surwald died Sunday morning in his home in Arapahoe, Wyo., of tubercular trouble. Mr. Surwald, with his wife, visited the family of their uncle, W.F. Maxwell in this city last summer. Burial will be at Blairstown Thursday afternoon. Misses Nellie and Ethel Maxwell left Wednesday afternoon for Blairstown to attend the funeral.
(Appleton City Journal, 12 March 1914)

Died on a Train
Mrs. Marie Schupp, wife of D.E. Schupp of Pleasant Green, died on the M.K. & T. train while en route to Nevada Friday evening. The deceased's death occurred while the train was running between Schell City and Nevada and was due to a nervous trouble. Mrs. Schupp had been under treatment in a hospital at St. Louis and was being brought to Nevada for treatment at the Vernon Sanitarium. The remains was shipped to Pleasant Green on the morning train. - Nevada Mail
(Appleton City Journal, 12 March 1914)

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gernant died Tuesday morning, April 7th. Funeral services were held at the German church in Appleton City. Interment in the City Cemetery.
(Appleton City Journal, 16 April 1914)

Mrs. Sarah Circle, a sister of Sam Preston of this place, recently died at her home in Rich Hill.
(Appleton City Journal, 2 November 1916)

Francis Bellomy and wife attended the funeral of Mrs. Will Ginter in Appleton City Tuesday. 
(Appleton City Journal, 2 November 1916)

D. B. Sweezy, and old resident of Bates county, passed away Sunday evening.
(Appleton City Journal, 9 November 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, of Pleasant Gap, returned from Warrensburg last Tuesday morning, where they had been to attend the funeral of their nephew, Willis Thomas.
(Appleton City Journal, 30 November 1916)

This community was shocked by the news of Mr. Cunningham's death last Thursday, as few knew of his illness, he being sick only a few hours. The body was taken to north Missouri Saturday morning for burial. Everyone extends sympathy to the children who are left orphans.
(Appleton City Journal, 28 December 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sproull, of the Green Valley neighborhood, attended the funeral services of “Uncle” Elda Barnes, which were held at the Myers church Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by Rev. H.E. Carpenter of Appleton City.
(Appleton City Journal, 1 February 1917)

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