Obituaries and Death Notices
The Cairo Evening Citizen
1 Jan 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois
Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter
Tuesday, 1 Jan 1918:
Mrs. Mary Cahill, widow of Patrick Cahill, of 2702 Poplar Street, passed away Monday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock, at the age of 73 years. She had been ill only for four days, but her advanced age made her little able to resist the illness. The death came very unexpectedly to the family, as Mrs. Cahill was seemingly in the best of health and spirits during the holiday celebrations, at which time a number of the family visited her.
An old resident of Cairo, Mrs. Cahill came to the city when it had just been hewn from the wilderness, which at that time still covered the greater part of what is now a paved city. Mrs. Cahill was brought to the city a bride, Patrick Cahill settling here as a city of opportunity and the couple spent the remainder their life here. Patrick Cahill died two years ago.
Surviving the deceased are a son, M. T. Cahill, two daughters, Miss Josie Cahill and Mrs. T. Williams; and five grandchildren, Miss Mary Williams, Edward, Howard, Frank and Ralph Williams.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. Father James Gillen officiating. A special Illinois Central train will leave the corner of Fourteenth and Ohio streets at 2:30 p.m. for Villa Ridge, where interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
The pallbearers are honorary: John Hogan, John Barry, Dave Barry, Mal Cullen, Martin Creighton, and Patrick Egan.
Active: Ike LaHue, John Foley, Howard Phillips, James Cowell, Dave McCarty, William Magner.
Cahill married Mary Casey on 11 Sep 1864, in
Alexander Co., Ill.
T. J. Williams married Margaret Cahill
on 20 Feb 1900, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Her marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
Mary Cahill Born March 25, 1845 Died Dec. 31,
Entered into rest. Mrs. Mary Cahill, wife of the late Patrick Cahill, 2702 Poplar Street, Monday, Dec. 31, at 3:45 o'clock, at the age of 73 years.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. Father James Gillen officiating. A special Illinois Central train will leave the corner of Fourteenth and Ohio streets at 2:15 p.m. for Villa Ridge, where interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
Friends of the
family are invited.
News reached Cairo Monday of the death at Bedford City, Va., of P. B. Houghawout, formerly of this city. Mr. Houghawout was an expert piano tuner and was connected with C. N. Buchanan's music store. He married Mrs. Maggie Comings, sister of William H. McEwen, and widow of the late Walter Comings.
F. A. Post of Murphysboro was a nephew of the deceased and he went East to take charge of the remains, which will be cremated.
Comings married Margaret A. McEwen on 20 May
1885, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(His marker in
St. Mary Cemetery at Mounds reads:
John O’Sullivan Born Dec. 1, 1885 Died Dec. 29, 1917.—Darrel
Funeral services for the late George Miller were held this morning at the family home at Clank, Rev. J. O. Manning, pastor of the Methodist Church at Thebes officiating. Quite a large number of friends and relatives were in attendance.
were taken to Beech Grove Cemetery for burial.
Mrs. Samuel Redman, formerly of this city, wife of Samuel Redman, passed away Tuesday night at 7:45 o'clock, at the family home at Columbus, Ky. She had been ill for a period of more than six weeks before her death and died from a complication of diseases.
Mr. Redman, the husband, was a patient at St. Mary's Infirmary in Cairo for a period some months ago. He is a stepson of Mrs. Helen Redman, of lower Walnut Street.
are not known here, but the interment will probably take
place at Columbus.
Mrs. Liewella King, wife of B. King, head of the ice plant at Mounds, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning at the age of 37 years. She had been sick for the past ten days.
Surviving are her husband and two sons, Donald, Bismarck, Jr., and George.
Funeral services will be held at the Congregational church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
in addition to being superintendent of the ice plant of the
Central Illinois Public Service Company, is president of the
A message was
received Wednesday afternoon by Henry L. Arbogast,
915 Walnut Street, stating that his brother, Robert
Arbogast, 67 years old, died at his home in Vicksburg,
Pa., Wednesday morning. The news was not entirely
unexpected, as Mr. Arbogast had been an invalid for a
number of years. He was however not critically ill
until the day before his death. The funeral services
will be held Friday and on account of the uncertain train
service, Mr. Arbogast will not attempt to go East.
Dawson Wathen, aged 25, a member of the Cairo Council of the Knight of Columbus and a roomer at the club, died at 11 o'clock this morning at the club. Wathen had been ill for about ten days and confined to his bed for the past three days. It was not thought at first that his condition was especially dangerous, but the two last days he weakened greatly.
A nurse in charge this morning admonished him not to leave the bed, but while she was out of the room, he got up and went to the bathroom, where he was found by members of the club. It is thought the exertion was too great for his weakened condition.
Dawson Wathen has been a resident of Cairo for five or six years, coming here from New Madrid, Mo., where he now has a sister living. His mother formerly lived at New Madrid, but is thought to be now living at St. Frances, Ark. He has been employed at the Illinois Central freight office as southbound rate clerk. He also has a brother living at Newport, Ark., who has been notified of his death.
He was a member of Company K, when they went to the border, but received an honorable discharge for disability.
The body was removed to Karcher Bros. undertaking parlors to await word from relatives.
The body will
be shipped to his home in New Madrid, Mo., Saturday morning.
We desire to
express our thanks to our many friends for their kindness
and sympathy during our late bereavement the loss of our
Mrs. King was the daughter of William G. and Mary Ann Thompson, of Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. She is survived by three brothers and five sisters, William B. Thompson, with the 160th Canadian Overseas Battalion; Robert A., principal of the Otterville, Ontario public schools; and Andrew P., chief engineer for McNeill & Higgins Company, Chicago; Misses Winnie and Annie Thompson, teachers in the public schools there, Mrs. Cloe Clarke of Walkerton, Mrs. John C. Richardson, of the same place, and Mrs. Ed Anderson, of Owen Sound, Ontario.
She leaves her husband, Bismarck, district superintendent of the Central Illinois Public Service Company and president of the Tri States Ice Manufacturers Association, and three sons, Donald Lee, 14 years, Bismarck Earle, 12 and George Andrew, 7 years old.
She and Mr. King were classmates in the Walkerton high school in 1897-8 and were married in 1902, after she had taught school for a couple of years. She came to Mounds seven years ago when Mr. King accepted the position he still holds. She made a host of friends, who sincerely mourn her loss.
Death was the result of Bright's disease.
will be buried Saturday morning at Beech Grove Cemetery.
married Elvira Hunsaker on 23 Mar 1854, in Union
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. E. J. Wilson, one of the old residents of Cairo, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Anna E. LaHue, 523 Thirty-fourth Street, after an illness of only three days of la grippe and complications.
She was born near Chicago 73 years ago and came to Cairo with her husband in 1881, where she has resided ever since. Her husband, Van B. Wilson, died seven years ago. Mrs. Wilson leaves surviving her daughter, Mrs. Anna E. LaHue, a son, William H. Wilson, of Chicago, and grandson, Will Wilson, of the U. S. Army, stationed at Camp Merrill, New Jersey.
services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at
the residence, Rev. John S. Coontz, pastor of the
Methodist Church of which Mrs. Wilson was a member,
Ceremonies and funeral rites over the body of Dawson Wathen, late of Cairo, who died suddenly Friday, were held by the Cairo Council of the Knights of Columbus, Friday evening at the Karcher Bros. undertaking parlors. Arrangements were made on advice of relatives to ship the body to New Madrid, Mo., at which place a sister is living.
services will be held at New Madrid, probably Sunday.
The body was shipped to that city this morning over the
Missouri Pacific at 11:30 o'clock. A delegation of two
members of the local K. C. Council accompanied the body.
Walter Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas, of 327 Ninth Street, died this morning at 7:30 at St. Mary's Infirmary after an operation of appendicitis some time ago. It is stated that other complications caused his death. He was 17 years old and the only child.
The deceased was taken to the hospital about six weeks ago and after a stay of three weeks, during which the operation was performed, he was taken home, where he remained for a week. He was taken back to the hospital and has been there until death. His parents are prostrated with grief and funeral arrangements will be arranged by J. J. Walker, an uncle of the boy. Arrangements have not yet been completed.
E. A. Burke
has charge of the funeral.
Baby Fisher, the child of Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher, of 2020 Poplar Street, died early this morning at the home of its parents. The twin of the little one died about a week ago. Funeral services were held at 2:00 o’clock this afternoon and the body was taken to Mounds with interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
E. A. Burke
had charge of the arrangements.
Bardwell, Ky., Jan. 7—Perly Benton, a school teacher, and Henry Ashworth, a farmer of near this place, were drowned, and Newt Benton, a brother of the former, narrowly escaped death in Chute No. 2, an old channel of the Mississippi about eight miles above Bardwell, Saturday morning, between eight and nine o'clock.
The bodies of the two drowned have not yet been recovered. Driving a heavy wagon and a team of horses, the three men attempted to ford the channel, where the water was known to be very shallow. The current was swift though, and the stream was running with heavy ice. When the wagon had made the middle of the stream, the force of the ice, as it piled against the wagon, turned it over, throwing the men into the stream and forcing the bodies of the two killed, beneath the rushing ice.
Newt Benton, the third man, jumped when the wagon began to turn and landing clear of the ice made the shore after a hard swim. The wives of the men were watching from the bank, when they were drowned, and are prostrated with grief. Neither have any children.
Both horses were drowned and the wagon lost. The man had started for corn, it is thought, which was on some land they had been cultivating across the stream, and as they had crossed often at that place, were inclined to think they could make the crossing.
Farmers of the
vicinity have been dragging the channel bed continually
since the accident, but have been unable to locate the
bodies of the men. The horses were found about 100
yards down the stream when searching for the men, but the
wagon has not been seen. The current is very swift at
that point and it is thought to have carried the bodies for
some distance. Work in the search of the bodies will
continue. It is thought they will use dynamite in an attempt
to locate the bodies.
Earnest V. Williams, aged 17, of Sikeston, Mo., passed away Sunday morning, after an operation for appendicitis. He was brought to the hospital by his brother, Robert Williams, who is a resident of Elkhorn, Texas.
The brother, after bringing the boy to the infirmary, went back to Tennessee and some difficulty is being experienced in locating him. It is said that the boy waited too long to be saved by an operation. He has been at the hospital for about four days.
The body was
removed to the undertaking parlors of Karcher
Brothers, where it will await instructions from the brother,
who is expected to arrive or telegram this evening.
Byron Rowe, an aged resident of Buckeye, Mo., passed away at the age of 74 years at St. Mary's Infirmary Sunday evening at 10:30 o'clock. He has been a resident of Buckeye for many years and was a merchant of that city.
He leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. W. A. Hamand, of Bertrand, Mo., both of whom were at his bedside when he passed away.
were taken to the Karcher Bros. undertaking parlors
and prepared for burial and were shipped to Buckeye over the
Missouri Pacific at 3:30 p.m. Funeral services will be
held at that place Tuesday with burial at Armor Cemetery.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the M. E. church, with burial at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Mathis married Mary S. Mason on 24 Jul 1865, in
Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel
Cunningham, wife of Charles Cunningham, died this
morning at 9:30 o'clock at their residence, 2503 Washington
Avenue, after an illness of nearly a year. Since June,
Mrs. Cunningham has been practically bedfast, having
been able to be taken out in a wheeled chair a portion of
Mrs. Cunningham, formerly Miss Anna Swathney, was born in Louisville, Ky., on December 19, 1850, and came to Cairo in 1870. She was married to Charles Cunningham, of Cairo, February 9, 1874. She was a most devoted wife and mother and was of a bright, jolly disposition that made her dearly loved by a large circle of friends. She was a member of the Cairo Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cunningham leaves surviving her, her husband, a daughter, Miss Belle Cunningham, and a son, William G. Cunningham. She has no other near relatives living.
Definite arrangements have not yet been made for the funeral, but it will probably occur Thursday. Interment will be made at Beech Grove.
Cunningham married Anna Marshall Gwaltney
on 9 Feb 1874, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Dora Brankel died at her home, No. 2217 Pine Street, at 5 o'clock this morning, after an illness of several years, of tuberculosis. She was 43 years of age.
She is survived by her husband, George W. Brankel, two children, Loretta Ionee, aged 13, and William Joseph, aged 15, and two sisters Mrs. E. J. Sullivan and Miss Loretta Fitzgerald, both of Tamms, and one brother, Patrick Fitzgerald, also of Tamms.
The deceased was a daughter of the late Maurice Fitzgerald, of Unity.
Funeral services will be held Thursday from St. Joseph's Church and interment will be at Villa Ridge Cemetery. Karcher Brothers will be in charge.
Sullivan married Ellen Fitzgerald on 25 Apr 1899,
in Alexander Co., Ill.
Her marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
Dortha May Brankel 1876-1918 Mother.—Darrel
Tuesday, Jan. 8, Mrs. Anna Cunningham, wife of
Special interurban cars will leave Twenty-fifth and Walnut streets at 2:15 o'clock for Beech Grove Cemetery, where interment will be made.
Friends of the
family are invited.
Thomas—Entered into rest, Monday, Jan. 7, 1918, J. Walter Thomas, aged 17 years, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas.
Funeral cortege will leave family residence, No. 327 Ninth Street, at 1:15 o'clock, Wednesday, Jan. 10, for First M. E. Church, where funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Coontz, at 1:30 o’clock p.m.
Special funeral cars will leave Eighth and Washington Avenue at 2:30 p.m. for Beech Grove Cemetery, where interment will be made.
Friends of the
family are invited.
Robert Castle, formerly of Cairo, late of Chicago, died in Chicago on Friday of last week, according to word received in Cairo. He was 75 years of age and lived in Cairo about 30 years ago. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery Monday.
The deceased leaves three children, Hiram, Lydia, and Ida, and a cousin, Thomas J. Sloo, of Cairo. His wife was Miss Ida Harrell, before her marriage.
Castles married Ida L. Harrell on 3 Nov 1889, in
Massac Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
We wish to
thank our friends for the beautiful floral offerings and
their kind assistance during the illness and death of our
beloved wife and mother.
We desire to
express our thanks and appreciation to the many friends of
Dawson Wathen, who were so kind to him in his illness
and to us in our bereavement, for the flowers sent and to
the Knights of Columbus for their kind services.
Especially do we wish to thank his brother Knights, Messrs.
Cain and Devlin.
Charleston, Mo., Jan. 9.—Miss Ezelle Howlett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Howlett, a prominent family of this city, died this morning at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Jennite Gruner, at Farmington, Mo., after an attack of appendicitis.
She was taken to St. Louis to enter a hospital for treatment for appendicitis and became sick on the train. She was taken off at Farmington and taken to the home of her aunt, where she passed away.
She was 20 years old on the eighteenth of last May.
The deceased was a very well known and popular young lady of Charleston and has a great number of friends who will sincerely mourn her death. She has visited in Cairo many times, where she has relatives and friends. She is a cousin of Mrs. C. C. Terrell, of Cairo.
The body will
be brought to Charleston, tomorrow afternoon and the funeral
will be held later; no arrangements have been made at this
time. Interment will probably be at this city.
Funeral services over the remains of J. Walter Thomas, who died Monday at St. Mary's Infirmary, were held this afternoon at 1:15 o'clock at the First Methodist Church, with Rev. J. W. Coontz officiating.
A large number of friends of the deceased and his family were present at the services, and many beautiful floral pieces were offered his memory.
Special interurban cars left the corner of Eighth and Washington Avenue, at 2:20 p.m., carrying the funeral party to Mounds, where interment took place at Beech Grove Cemetery.
were members of the deceased's Sunday school class.
They were: William Tippitt, William
Shoemaker, Russell Coombes, Edward Miller,
John Koontz, John Snyder, Phillip Abell,
Sam Reed, Harold Beashe, Harry Stitles,
John Messenger, Leslie Samuels, Howard
Watwood, Harold Jones, Heirl Smothers,
Lorane Koonce, Edward Norris, Hall Walker
and Ralph Smith.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, Mrs. Anna Cunningham, wife of
Special interurban cars will leave Twenty-fifth and Walnut streets, at 2:15 o'clock for Beech Grove Cemetery, where interment will be made.
Friends of the
family are invited.
Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Dora Brankel, who died Tuesday morning at her home, 2117 Pine Street, will be held Thursday morning at 8:20 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. Father James Gillen officiating.
A special Illinois Central train will leave the corner of Fourteenth and Ohio streets, for Villa Ridge, where interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
bearers will be: Tim Donovan, George Fisher,
Tom Darmody, Mert Kelly, Tom Moran, and
Brankel—Died at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, 1918, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Dora Brankel, wife of George W. Brankel, age 43 years, at her home, 2117 Pine Street.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. J. J. Gillen officiating.
A special Illinois Central train will leave Ohio and Fourteenth streets for Villa Ridge, where interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery.
papers and Helena World, Helena, Ark., please copy.
Ephraim Herrin, prominent Herrin citizen, died at his home in Herrin Saturday and was buried Monday according to the Carbondale Free Press. He enlisted in the 128th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in 1862 and with the other survivors of that regiment was merged with the 9th Illinois and was mustered out in 1865. He was the first person to make a home where the city of Herrin now stands.
Herrin married Fatima Brown
on 6 May 1869, in Williamson Co., Ill.
Ephraim S. Herrin, 19, native of Williamson
Co., Ill., enlisted as a private of Company D, 128th
Illinois Infantry on 26 Sep 1862, and was transferred to Co.
H, 9th Illinois Infantry.—Darrel Dexter)
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Charles Cunningham this afternoon at the family residence, 2502 Washington Avenue, conducted by Rev. L. D. Lamkin, pastor of the Cairo Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Rev. A. T. Tomshany, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, assisted in the service.
A large number of friends of the deceased and of the family were in attendance and the flowers were profuse and beautiful. Pallbearers were chosen from among the friends of the family.
were taken by special interurban cars to Beech Grove
Cemetery for interment.
The funeral services of Mrs. Dora Brankel, who died Tuesday morning, were held this morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church conducted by Rev. James J. Gillen. There were an abundance of beautiful floral offerings sent by friends of the deceased and her bereaved family. Interment was made at Calvary Cemetery, Villa Ridge.
were Messrs. Tim Donovan, George Fischer,
Thomas Darmody, Merl Kelly, Tom Moran,
and Martin O'Donahue.
The funeral of J. H. Johnson, who committed suicide Monday night, was held in Pulaski today. Mr. Johnson, who was a prominent farmer living near Pulaski, shot himself in the head as the result of despondency caused by illness. His wife, who was in the house at the time, did not notice the shot as boys in the street were shooting at sparrows and if she heard the shot she thought it was the boys.
When she discovered him, he was dead.
He leaves surviving him his wife, a daughter, Mrs. John Moore, of Pulaski, and a daughter by a former wife, Mrs. Peter McComber, of Olmsted.
Johnson married Mrs. Parmelia Bankson on 16 Nov
1879, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Alfred C. Bankston married Permelia J.
King on 29 Jun 1867, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
The 11 Jan 1918 issue gives the daughter’s name as
Mrs. Peter McCormick.
Peter McCormick married Alma Bankson on
15 Sep 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
21, born in Pulaski, Ill., son of Silas John
Moore and Cynthia
married Ethel Mae
Johnson, 18, born in Pulaski, Ill., daughter of John
Henry Johnson and
Permelia King, on
29 Jan 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Perks has lost
a good man: one of its best citizens and one of its
best church workers that has ever been here.
Jan. 10—Jack Johnson, a pioneer citizen of Pulaski
and a very highly respected citizen, committed suicide at
his home here while lying in bed, by shooting himself in the
right temple on the evening of Jan. 7. He had been in
very poor health the past year and had suffered and endured
much pain. He was 73 years of age and had raised a
family, all of whom were grown. He owned a farm and
was one who had made farming a success. During the
past 15 or 20 years, he had retired from active farming and
lived a very quiet inoffensive life, although eccentric in
his ways, yet he will be missed by all and the sad way in
which the tragic end came to his well spent life.
Mrs. Elizabeth Binkley, died at her home, 204½ Washington Avenue, at 2:26 o'clock this morning after an illness of nearly ten weeks. She suffered a stroke of paralysis ten weeks ago next Sunday and has been bedfast since then. She was 68 years old and leaves surviving her one daughter, Mrs. Agnes Bearden, of St. Louis, and three sons, Messrs. James Binkley, of Thebes, Robert Binkley, of Cairo, and Loyd Binkley of St. Louis.
services will be held at Carbondale Sunday, the funeral
party leaving Cairo at 4 o'clock Sunday morning.
John Maltman, of Harrisburg, has received a letter informing him of the death of his brother, William Maltman, who was killed on the firing line in France.
He was 28 years
of age and had been in the war for more than two years.
During the long illness and upon the death of our dear son, Walter Thomas, we received so many evidences of sympathy that it will be impossible to see and thank in person all those who comforted us in our dark hours.
take this means of expressing our gratitude to all who
contributed in any way to the alleviation of our sorrow,
those sending flowers, those furnishing automobiles, the
choir, the pastor, the Sunday school class and especially
Mr. Carter, the teacher, and all others who
remembered us in any way.
Blandville, Ky., Jan. 12—J. F. Epperson, of this place, died Wednesday morning after an illness of four days from pneumonia. His health had been failing for several years and he was not able to sustain an attack of this disease.
He was born in Middle Tennessee sixty-two years ago and came to Ballard County in 1870. His father had come the year before, but died before he could remove to the home he had bought.
He had married twice, his first wife being Miss Lulu Peacock, to whom two children were born. A daughter, Mrs. Jennie Watson lives here, but the son, Ed Epperson, has been living in Canada for several years.
His second marriage was to Miss Ann Pease.
Dr. T. A. Pease, of Kirbyton, and Dr. Barrow, of Dunningham, were the attending physicians.
Funeral services were conducted from the residence. The sermon was preached by Rev. J. M. Burgess of the local Baptist church.
J. F. (Mark) Epperson was a very antique character and was widely known all over West Kentucky.
made in the local cemetery Thursday afternoon.
Thebes, Ill., Jan. 14—Miss Lois Twente, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa D. Twente, died at the age of seventeen years at the home of her parents near here Friday morning. The deceased has been ill with tuberculosis for the past year and up until three weeks ago had been under treatment in the southwest. She was brought home after the climate failed to improve her condition.
The young lady was well known throughout the county and was a student at the Carbondale Normal School before her illness. She is survived by her parents, two brothers, George and DeWitt, and one sister, Lucy. She is related to Sidney B. Miller, Jesse Miller and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Twente, of Cairo.
services were to be held today at the Methodist church here,
with interment in the Twente Cemetery near the city, but
owing to the weather it has been postponed until sometime
Tuesday, 15 Jan 1918:
L. C. Roberts, of 428 Thirty-fourth Street, died this morning at 5 o'clock at the home of his father in Champaign, where he has been for the past two months under medical treatment. He has been ill since early in the fall with heart trouble and a complication of diseases. He was 32 years of age and leaves surviving him his wife, formerly Miss Hazel Neff, of Cairo, and one son. He was before his illness a boilermaker for the Big Four Railroad and was highly esteemed by his associates.
was a member of the Knights Pythias Lodge, which
organization will have charge of the funeral services.
The body will be shipped to Cairo and is expected to arrive
here at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening. Definite
arrangements have not been made.
Mrs. Anna Margaret Koch, a pioneer resident of Cairo, widow of Emil Koch, passed away at 11:20 o'clock Tuesday evening at the home of her son, George Koch, 226 Eighteenth Street. She had been ill for some time and was 85 years old.
She came to Cairo about 1854. When the first levee broke in 1858, she was living in the city and experienced some difficulty in escaping the waters.
As a girl, Mrs. Koch came to America from Germany and soon after her removal to Cairo she married Emil Koch, who also came from Germany. Seven children were born to the couple, six boys and one girl, the girl and Emil, of the boys, are deceased. Those surviving the deceased are Henry R. Koch, of Louisville, Ky., L. H. Koch, Will Koch, both of Anna, and E. H. Koch, and George Koch, of Cairo.
The sons will be present at the funeral services with the exception of Henry R. Koch, who will be unable to get through from Louisville.
Funeral services will be held at the residence Thursday morning at 9 o'clock conducted by Rev. C. Robert Dunlop, and the remains will be taken by Illinois Central train at 11 o'clock to Anna for burial.
Mrs. Falconer has charge of the funeral arrangements.
Koch, 27, born in Cairo, Ill., son of Emil
Koch and Anna Johnson,
married 2nd Mable Julia
Hight, 25, born
in Grand Chain, Ill., daughter of Frank
Hight and Polly Wilson,
on 14 Dec 1898, in Union Co., Ill.
Her marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:
A. Margarite Koch Born Nov. 18, 1832 Died July
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Myers, of 223 Sixteenth Street, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning at the age of 5 months.
were taken to Ullin for burial this afternoon. E. A.
Burke was in charge.
The funeral of
Miss Lois Twente, who died at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Asa D. Twente, in Olive Branch,
Friday, was held Monday morning. The services occurred
at the family residence and were attended by many friends
and relatives. Rev. Mr. Browning, pastor of the
Olive Branch Methodist Church, conducted the service.
We wish to
thank our friends for their kind assistance in the illness
and death of our mother. Their help to us during her
illness and their sympathy at all times has been a great
comfort to us.
The remains of
L. C. Roberts, who died in Champaign, will arrive
tonight and the burial will occur Thursday at Villa Ridge
Cemetery. E. A. Burke was in charge of the
Funeral services over the remains of L. C. Roberts, who passed away at Champaign, Ill., and whose body was brought home for burial, will be held Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Peter Neff, mother of Mrs. Roberts, at 428 Thirty-fourth Street. Services will be held at 1:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. L. D. Lamkin.
A special interurban car will leave from the residence at 2 o'clock for Fourteenth and Ohio streets, from where a special Illinois Central train will leave at 2:15 for Villa Ridge, where interment will take place at Villa Ridge Cemetery.
E. A. Burke has charge of the arrangements.
(A marker in
Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
Leslie Roberts 1885-1918.—Darrel Dexter)
We desire to
thank our many friends for their kind assistance in our late
bereavement, the death of our beloved mother, Mrs. Anna M.
Koch. Their help to us during her illness and
their sympathy at all times has been a great comfort us.
We wish to
thank our friends for their kind assistance in the illness
and death of our mother. Their help to us doing her
illness and their sympathy at all times has been a great
comfort to us.
services for Mrs. Anna M. Koch, who died at her home,
226 Eighteenth Street, Tuesday night, were held this morning
at 9 o'clock at the residence conducted by Rev. C. Robert
Dunlap, Ph. D. of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Interment was made at Anna where the funeral party went at
11 o'clock on the Illinois Central.
Touhey, only sister of Thomas W. Gannon, formerly
of Cairo, died at her home in Buffalo, New York, Tuesday,
the funeral taking place today, according to a message
received by Mrs. J. J. Lane, sister -in-law of Mr.
Gannon. Mr. and Mrs. Gannon, who now reside
in Little Rock, Ark., were with Mrs. Touhey when she
passed away, arriving in Buffalo a few hours before her
death. Mrs. Touhey is survived by her husband
and ten children. Mr. Touhey is general
superintendent of the Buffalo Creek Railway Company.
Attorney Thomas H. Sheridan, who practiced in Cairo for several years and who is well known in Southern Illinois, passed away Thursday afternoon at his home in Hutsonville, Ill., to which place he removed from this city.
Funeral services will take place at Vienna, the old home of Mr. Sheridan, and the city in which he once established a newspaper. It was from Vienna that the attorney came to Cairo. Interment will take place at Vienna.
When he left Cairo, about a year ago, Mr. Sheridan retired from active practice because of illness. He never recovered his health after going with Mrs. Sheridan to Hutsonville.
Sheridan served at one time in the Illinois Senate and
on another occasion was a candidate for the Republican
nomination for circuit judge in this judicial district.
He was in the newspaper business at various places besides
practicing law. It was in Vienna that he published the
Fagin, of the Thomas J. Fagin Company, died at
his home in St. Louis Thursday afternoon. Mr. Fagin
was a pioneer in the collecting business and for six years
had a branch house in Cairo, which was managed by L. E.
Profilet. The office was closed up a year ago on
account of Mr. Fagin's ill health. He was a
well-known and prominent businessman throughout the country.
Jan. 18—Funeral services over the remains of Thomas H.
Sheridan will be held here Sunday afternoon, January 20,
with interment here also.
W. B. Pierce, of Tiptonville, Tenn., passed away Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at St. Mary's Infirmary. He was affected with peritonitis and died at the age of 37 years.
At the bedside
of the deceased at the time of his death were his wife and
brother, who will accompany his body to Paris, Tenn., where
it will be interred. He leaves two children and his wife.
Mrs. Mary Jane Yocum, aged 89 years, and one of the oldest residents of Cairo, died Sunday at noon at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. S. A. Watts, 1701 Washington Avenue. Mrs. Yocum has been very low for several months, but was feeling better Sunday morning and was able to sit up for a while. A short time before she died, she asked to lie down and passed away peacefully a few minutes later.
She was the widow of the late George Yocum, and leaves surviving her two daughters, Mrs. Cantwell, and Mrs. Susan Broderick, of Cairo, and a number of grandchildren, three of whom, Mrs. F. W. Cox, Mrs. F. M. Harrell, and Robert Cantwell, reside in Cairo. She leaves fourteen great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Yocum was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Sept. 22, 1828, and came to Cairo in 1854, 64 years ago.
The funeral services were held this afternoon at 1:15 at the residence, Rev. A. T. Tomshany, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment was made at Villa Ridge, the funeral party going up on a special Illinois Central train. The pallbearers were Messrs. E. J. Walder, George J. Gilmore, John C. Gisher, R. H. Spann, D. S. Lansden, Harvey Karraker, H. C. Steinel, and Henry Steinel.
Cantwell married Emma L. Yocum on 2 Sep 1869, in
Alexander Co., Ill.
John P. Broderick married Susan A. Yocum
on 24 Jun 1877, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Frederick M. Cox married Ruby M. Cantwell
on 6 Oct 1891, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge
reads: George W.
Yocum 1827-1912 Father.
Mary Yocum 1828-1918 Mother.—Darrel Dexter)
John Charles Fischer, a resident of Cairo for 34 years, passed away at the age of 72 years, at his home, 1915 Poplar Street, Sunday morning at 6:38 o'clock. He had been in very poor health for a long time.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Christina, a daughter, Miss Flora L. Fisher, and J. Albert Fischer.
J. C. Fischer came to Cairo 34 years ago from Mound City, where he had been located for three years previous. He was born in Bacharath, Germany, and came to this country at the close of the Civil War, making his home at Tell City, Ind., where he remained four years before removing to Mound City.
Within a short
time after coming to Cairo, Mr. Fischer engaged in
the painting and paper hanging business at the corner of
Twentieth and Poplar located throughout his long residence
in this city.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at St. Joseph's Church, conducted by Rev. James Gillen. The funeral cortege will leave the residence at 2 o'clock for the church, where services will be held at 1:30. A special Illinois Central train will leave the corner of Fourteenth and Ohio streets at 2:15 for Villa Ridge where interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Peter Day, L. E. Profilet, Peter Lind, Gus Muthig, William Brinkmeyer, Phillip Burkhardt, Thomas Ward and Thomas Bechdel.
Karcher Brothers have charge of the arrangements.
(His marker in
Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
John C. Fischer 1846-1918.—Darrel Dexter)
Fischer—Died at his residence, 1915 Poplar Street, in this city, Sunday, Jan. 20, John Charles Fischer, age 72 years.
Funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon at St. Joseph's Church conducted by Rev. J. J. Gillen. The cortege will leave the residence for the church at 1:15 o'clock.
A special Illinois Central train will leave Ohio and Fourteenth streets at 2:15 o'clock for Villa Ridge, where interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Friends of the
family are invited.
M. B. Sadler, well known in Cairo as the owner of two valuable pieces of real estate on Commercial Avenue, died at his home in St. Louis today, according to a telegraphic advice received by Commissioner M. J. Howley, from his son, Norman J. Sadler, a St. Louis attorney.
He had been sick for some time.
Mr. Sadler was a brother of Rabbi B. Sadler, who was in the clothing business here, while serving as rabbi of Montefiore congregation, and who later removed to Easton., Pa.
was formerly a resident of Centralia and served as mayor of
that city. He owns the building occupied by Fry
& Rossman's clothing store and also the building at
813 Commercial occupied by the Golden Eagle.
Oliver McNulty, a life long resident of Cairo, passed away Monday evening at 6:30 o'clock at his home, 3237 Park Place West, after suffering a stroke of paralysis Monday morning. He was 53 years old and lived in Cairo his entire life. He was born in Cairo in 1864. His health had been fairly good up until the time of the stroke at 11:30 Monday morning.
Surviving the deceased are his wife, Louise; two stepsons, Charles and Fred Wild; three brothers, John McNulty, of East St. Louis, and Charles and William McNulty, of Cairo; and one sister, Mrs. Lee Harrison, of Cairo.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed and will be decided this evening.
Harrison married Anna M. McNulty on 20 Jan 1897,
in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
William Van Meter, of 3110 Sycamore Street, died at his home Monday at 5:20 p.m. after an illness of several days of pneumonia. He was 55 years old and had been a long resident in this city. He is survived by a wife and children.
services were held this morning at 11 o'clock. The
remains were taken to Mounds on the regular 1 o'clock car,
where interment took place at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Gillespie and brother of J. B. Gillespie, left
this afternoon for Springfield, Ill., where they go to
attend the funeral of their nephew, Alfred Gillespie,
son of George B. Gillespie. The young man is
the eldest son and was a member of the Quartermaster's
Department, U. S. Army, at Camp Houston, Texas. He was
killed in a motorcycle accident at Austin, Texas. The
funeral will be held Wednesday at Springfield.
Word has been
received by the family of Rev. Curwin Henley,
of Tigert Memorial Church, of the death of his mother, Mrs.
Mary A. Henley, at Nashville, Ill., Monday. He
was 73 years old.
G. J. Reeves, 40, a farmer residing two miles from La Center, Ballard County, shot himself through the head at 2 o'clock this morning while lying in his bed. Death was instantaneous. Reeves left no note of any kind to explain his act. He had been bedfast for a week with measles and physicians believed the disease affected his brain. Despondency or temporary mental disorder are the only reasons advanced by his family for the deed.
The Reeves family have all been ill with measles for several weeks. Reeves took the disease a week ago and was under a physician’s care. Financially he was in good shape, according to relatives, and this could not have been his motive.
A wife and five
children survive Reeves.
received in Cairo today of the death of Cyril Waterman,
known for years as "Doc," of Mounds. He had been at
Lakeland, Fla., since Dec. 19 for his health, but never
Funeral arrangements will be made upon the arrival of the body.
(A. W. Ledbetter married Anna Waterman on 24 Feb 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill. W. T. Clanton married Estella E. Waterman, daughter of Charles Waterman and Martha Cauble, on 31 Dec 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Oliver McNulty, aged 53 years, Monday evening.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.
at the residence 3237 St. Mary's Place West. Funeral
party will leave the house at 1:30 on the interurban for
Fourteenth and Ohio streets, where the Illinois Central will
be taken at 2:15 for Villa Ridge. Rev. C. Robert
Dunlap will conduct the services which are in the hands
of the Woodmen of the World.
Paducah, Ky., Jan. 23—Sam Adams, aged 62 years, a negro
laborer, was frozen to death in his cabin on the farm of
Green Bennett, a farmer in this county. When
found in the cabin, the negro's body was frozen stiff, there
being no fire in the house. He is the first person
frozen to death in McCracken County within the past few
Harrisburg, Ill., Jan. 23—The first death from smallpox since a quarantine was placed on this city by the state board of health, occurred Saturday morning, when Raymond Galton, a seven-year-old boy, died. There are now 137 cases of the disease in this city. It was expected that the quarantine would be lifted some time this week.
With 135 known cases of small pox in Harrisburg and county, towns
and state officials leagued in a fight to stamp out the
malady, relief may or may not be in sight within the next
two weeks. Harrisburg's business is suffering.
The town is isolated. After the rail and road
quarantine is lifted, Harrisburg must expect the local
quarantine to continue until the last danger has given way.—Murphysboro
Makanda, Jan. 23—Early Saturday morning the dead body of Ben
Wright, 17 year-old son of James Wright, of
Makanda, was found in the snowdrifts southeast of town.
The boy had died from a shotgun wound.
Young Wright went hunting a week ago today and failed to return. Searching parties failed to find him. A reward was offered.
(James R. Wright
married Effie Jackson
on 7 Dec 1899, in Jackson Co., Ill.
His marker in Evergreen Cemetery at Makanda reads:
Benjamin son of J. R. & E.
Wright Born Sept.
17, 1900 Died Jan. 14, 1918.—Darrel
Carbondale, Ill., Jan. 23—J. B. Peters, 74 years of age,
died in New York City, Wednesday, according to word received
here. He owned property in the Williamson County
coalfield and was general manager and vice president of the
Chicago and Carterville Coal Company for ten years. He
was a Civil War veteran.
Funeral services over the remains of Oliver McNulty, who died here Monday, were held at the family residence, 3237 Park Place West, this afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
A special interurban left the family residence at 1:30 for the corner of Fourteenth and Ohio streets. A special Illinois Central train conveyed the funeral party to Villa Ridge, where interment took place at Villa Ridge Cemetery.
A large number of friends of the family were present at the services.
A many floral offerings were received.
(His marker in
Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
Oliver McNulty Born May 30, 1864 Died Jan. 21,
Mrs. Mary Catherine Dwyer, aged 54 years, died early this morning at her home, 2304 Washington Avenue. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ann Cusick, aged 87 years; a brother, R. E. Cusick, of Emmet, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. E. F. Darmody, of East St. Louis, and Miss Catherine Dwyer, of Cairo; and three sons, Thomas Dwyer, of Galveston, Texas, Stanly Dwyer, of the U. S. Army at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, and Bruce Dwyer, of Cairo. Thomas and Stanly Dwyer arrived this afternoon.
services will be held at St. Joseph’s Church probably
Saturday. Karcher Brothers are in charge of the
William John Cochran, one of Cairo's well known and respected citizens, died at 9:55 o'clock Wednesday night at St. Mary's Infirmary. He has been in rapidly declining health for some time. He was 48 years old at the time of his death and has been engaged in the drug business in Cairo for a number of years. His death as caused by pernicious anemia.
Several specialists were consulted by Mr. Cochran, as his health grew poorer, including the Mayo Brothers, at Rochester, Minn., but nothing could be done for him and he returned to Cairo, his home. He has spent periods of time at the hospital within the past years and was taken there recently, where he could have the best of care, and Sunday he lapsed into unconsciousness, from which state he had only a few brief rallies.
When his sisters arrived at this bedside he was able to recognize them.
Mr. Cochran came to Cairo from Benton, Ill., his birthplace, and began his work in the drug business at the G. P. Crabtree Store. Later he engaged in business for himself and has remained in the business since.
Surviving Mr. Cochran are two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Marton, of Jackson, Miss., and Mrs. Davis, of Wilmington, Ohio; and one brother, R. A. Cochran, of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. The brother is on his way to Cairo and is expected to arrive by tonight.
Funeral services will be held in the Elks Lodge room Friday evening at 7:30 o’clock. The body will lie in state there all day tomorrow.
The services will be conducted by the Elk Lodge and Rev. C. Robert Dunlap will deliver the eulogy, assisted in the service by Rev. L. D. Lamkin.
Saturday morning at 4:30 o'clock the body will be taken on the Illinois Central train to Benton, Ill., where it will be buried. An escort from Cairo Commandery No. 13, Knight Templar, will accompany the body and the Masonic fraternity will have charge of the services at the grave. S. G. Richardson, master of Cairo lodge No. 237, will officiate.
The active pallbearers will be chosen from intimate friends of the deceased in the Elks and Masonic lodges.
Falconer has charge of the funeral arrangements at
We desire to express our sincere thanks to all the friends who were so kind and sympathetic during the illness and after the death of our beloved husband and father, J. C. Fischer, and especially do we wish to thank those who contributed the beautiful floral tributes.
Mrs. Christina Fischer and family
Mr. and Mrs. G.
C. Columbus Vick, of Olive Branch, died at St. Mary's Infirmary at 6:45 o'clock this morning of apoplexy, where he was taken following a stroke received on Jan. 12. He had been unconscious since Saturday, with the exception of a lapse into consciousness for a few minutes Tuesday.
Mr. Vick was born at Mill Creek on Aug. 29, 1857. He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Israel Cauble, of Elco, Mrs. George Braddy, of Ullin, and Mrs. John Knight, of Carbondale, and three brothers, Louis Vick, of Diswood, Eli Vick and Cephas Vick, of Mill Creek.
Mr. Vick removed to Olive Branch in 1889 and has resided there ever since. He taught school for many years and has been one of the prominent farmers of his neighborhood.
Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday with E. A. Burke in charge.
Mr. Vick leaves a wife and two children, Miss Mabel Vick and Claude Vick. The latter was secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Bridgeview Park when Capt. Tuggle's men were on guard there, and has since been teaching school at Joppa.
Vick married Josephine Coakly on 18 Jul 1889,
in Alexander Co., Ill. Israel Cauble married Mary
Vick on 13 Sep 1891, in Alexander Co., Ill.
George L. Braddy married Sarah Jane Vick,
daughter of Joshua C. Vick and Tiney T. Henry,
on 24 Nov 1895, in Union Co., Ill.
His marker in Olive Branch Cemetery reads:
C. C. Vick 1857-1918
Josephine Vick 1865-1942.—Darrel Dexter)
Dwyer—Died at her home, 2304 Washington Avenue, Thursday, Jan. 24, Mary Catherine Dwyer, at the age of 54 years.
services will be Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph's Church
conducted by Rev. Father J. J. Gillen. The
cortege will leave the residence at 12:55 o’clock for the
church. Services at 1:10 o'clock.
Friends of the
family are invited.
That portion of
Mine No. 11, of the Old Ben Mining Co., at North City, where
the explosion occurred Thanksgiving night, killing seventeen
men, was opened last week and three more bodies were found
and removed according to the Benton Republican.
Ill., Jan. 26—Adam Malendez and William Harris,
of East St. Louis, and Lehman Liannigan, of Mt.
Vernon, were found guilty today of the murder of Mrs. J. P.
Boyle, the wife of a local merchant, on Dec. 15.
They were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Funeral services over the remains of William J. Cochran, who died Wednesday night at St. Mary’s Infirmary, were held at the rooms of the Elks’ Club Friday night, a large number of the members of the Elk and Masonic orders being in attendance. The ceremonial was the last service for the deceased in Cairo, where his body has lain in state since death.
Rev. C. Robert Dunlap delivered the funeral eulogy. Rev. L. D. Lamkin involved the benediction. Mrs. M. C. Whiting sang a solo.
A large number of beautiful floral offerings accompanied the body to Benton, Ill., this morning where final services will be held and interment made. The body was accompanied by a number of the deceased's fellow lodgemen, who will attend the funeral.
All Cairo drug
stores were closed from seven to eight o'clock last evening
in respect to his memory.
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Dwyer were held this afternoon at 1:10 o'clock at St. Joseph’s Church, Rev. Father J. J. Downey officiating. Interment was made at Mounds, the funeral party going up on a special interurban train.
were Messrs. John VanCleve, Joe Brankel, M. J.
O'Shea, E. J. Walder, Frank Storman,
and George Darmody.
Karnak, Ill., Jan. 26—George Falker, a young man, 20 years of age, of Karnak, was instantly killed Friday afternoon when he sprang in front of the northbound Big Four passenger train, just as it drew into the station here. Falker, it is thought, was mentally deranged and is thought to have been for some time.
At the time of the death, a brother-in-law of the dead man was taking him to Vienna, where he could be under the care of relatives and in the hope that the change would benefit him.
An invalid father, who resides at Karnak, and a sister at Vienna survive the deceased.
(The 29 Jan 1918, issue reports his name as George Felker.—Darrel Dexter)
The infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Will Lackey died on Tuesday evening and was buried at Rose Hill on Thursday. (Pulaski)
Henry Whitaker, an old resident of Elco, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Newell, at Mounds, this morning, after an illness of about five days. Mr. Whitaker had spent the winter in Mounds and death was the result of a complication of ailments. The deceased, who was 75 years of age, had lived practically his whole life at Elco. The only exception being a few years spent in Cairo when his children were in school here.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the residence in Mounds, and burial will be in the cemetery there.
Surviving the deceased are three daughters, Mrs. Newell, Mrs. D. Sutherland, of Marion, Ill., and Mrs. Chester Webb, of Cairo; and three sons, Charles F. Whitaker, of Elco, Jesse Whiteaker, of Miller City, and Dr. George Whiteaker, of St. Louis. One sister, Mrs. W. W. White, of Elco, also survives. Mrs. Whitaker passed away seven years ago.
was a veteran of the Civil War. He was regarded as one
of the dependable citizens of the county, a man of
integrity, and worth, living a life devoted to his home and
family, quietly going his own way, but wielding a pronounced
influence in the community.
Otho Metcalf Dies of Fractured Skull after Being Felled by Blow
Charles Potts, of Wickliffe, Ky., who has been around Cairo for the greater part of his life, was bound over to the grand jury by action of the coroner's jury at an inquest held Sunday afternoon, over the body of Otho Metcalf, of Grand Chain.
Potts struck Metcalf in a saloon at Thirty-fourth Street and Commercial Avenue, Saturday evening, after Metcalf had applied a vile name to him, according to the testimony. Metcalf fell and, striking his head on the cement floor, sustained a fractured skull from which he died at St. Mary's infirmary, Sunday morning at 6:30 o'clock.
Potts was held without bond. According to Potts' defense and according to those who heard the testimony, the case will rest largely as one of "self defense." Potts is a young man, while Metcalf is 48 years of age.
Potts was taken to the county jail today.
The body of Metcalf was removed to the undertaking parlors of E. A. Burke and was shipped to Grand Chain this morning. Metcalf is survived by a wife and seven children.
(Otto M. Metcalf married Julia Dixon on 5 Nov 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill. A marriage license for Otho M. Metcalf and Lottie Gray was issued on 20 Jul 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
WELL KNOWN COLORED RESIDENT IS DEAD
Charles Phelps, Sr., for years janitor of one of the public school buildings, died late Saturday night. He was one of the widely known colored citizens of Cairo and was respected by all who knew him.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HENRY WHITAKER
Funeral services for the late Henry Whitaker were held this afternoon at the home of his daughter in Mounds and the remains were buried at Beech Grove Cemetery. A number of relatives and friends attended the burial from Cairo as well as other places in the county.
Tuesday, 29 Jan 1918:
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends for their kind assistance in our late bereavement, the death of our beloved father, Henry Whitaker. Their help to us and their sympathy has been a great comfort.
Children of Henry Whitaker
WILLIS TREMPER DEAD IN INDIANA
Willis E. Tremper, formerly wire chief for the Home Telephone Company of Cairo, died Monday afternoon at Grand View, Ind. While his death has been expected for some time, it came suddenly after a hemorrhage.
He is a resident of Grand View, his home, and will be buried at that place. Mrs. Tremper was formerly Miss Ruth Reed, of Cairo. Word was received Monday night of the death of Mr. Tremper by her parent, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Reed, of 636 Thirty-fourth Street. They left this morning for Grand View.
Mr. and Mrs. Tremper left Cairo in April 1917. They have no children.
The funeral services of Cyril Waterman who passed away in Lakeland, Fla., last Monday were held at the Baptist church here (Mounds) Sunday afternoon with Rev. M. L. Turner pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Cairo in charge. Interment took place in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Henry Whitaker, son of Thomas and Prudence Whitaker, was born at Elco, Ill., July 22, 1842, and departed this life in Mounds, Ill., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary P. Newell, Jan. 26, 1918, aged 75 years.
The deceased was married to Margaret S. Miller, at Elco, Ill., May 30th, 1866. To this union were born twelve children, six of whom, together with the companion and mother, preceded him in death. Three of the children died in infancy. Dr. Henry H., departed Feb. 22, 1903, Thomas M. departed April 28, 1905, and Mrs. Gertrude DeGelder who parted to the beyond, Dec. 17, 1913.
The children living are Mrs. Mary P. Newell, of Mounds, Mrs. Ollie J. Sutherland, of Marion, Ill., Charles F., of Elco, Ill., Jesse E., of Miller City, Ill., Mrs. Margaret C. Webb, of Cairo, Ill., and Dr. George W., of St. Louis, Mo. One sister, Mrs. W. W. White, of Elco, Ill., and also a number of other relatives and a host of friends who together with the family mourn their loss.
When the country was engaged in the Great War of the Rebellion and was calling men to the colors, the deceased volunteered in the spring of '62 and served till the close of the war. He was a member of Elco Post G. A. R.
Henry Whitaker was a devoted father and enjoyed much the association of his children among whom he lived during the latter years of his life. He joined the M. E. church in the old log church at Elco about 50 years ago. Later he moved his membership to Cairo M. E. Church, but following the death of his wife, he transferred his membership back to Elco, where he was a member at the time of his death. He was always an active churchman, laboring and giving to promote its interest. A long happy and useful life has arrived at its close, not death, but passing into eternal life.
(Henry Whitaker married Margaret S. Miller on 31 May 1866, in Alexander Co., Ill. John David Sutherland married Evolody Josephine Whitaker on 10 May 1896, in Alexander Co., Ill. William W. White married Catherine Whitaker on 13 Dec 1868, in Alexander Co., Ill. Henry Whitaker, 18, native of Alexander Co., Ill., enlisted as a private in Co. B, 109th Illinois Infantry, on 15 Aug 1862. He was transferred to Co. G, 11th Illinois and was mustered out 14 Jul 1865, at Baton Rouge, La.—Darrel Dexter)
Last Friday morning, Jan. 25, a young man by the name of George Felker committed suicide by leaping in front of the early morning train. He was mentally deranged and his brother-in-law was taking him to Johnson County, thinking the change would help him. As the train was approaching the station platform he tore himself loose and leaped in front of the engine and his body was dragged for about 75 yards, being pulled out from under the tender in an awful mangled condition.
The remains were taken in charge by Kendall and James, our local undertakers, and then taken to the residence of Mrs. Tapley for the night. He was buried Saturday near Cypress. He is survived by a father and several brothers and sister. (Karnak)
Wednesday, 30 Jan 1918:
MRS. ANASTATIA GAYER DIES THURSDAY NIGHT
Old Resident of Cairo Passes Away after Week's Illness
Mrs. Anastasia Gayer, aged 77 years, died at her home, 2107 Pine Street Tuesday night after an illness of about a week. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases superinduced by old age. She was the widow of the late Charles Gayer and had resided in Cairo for 59 years. She leaves surviving her daughter, Mrs. Clara Gayer Aydt, wife of R. W. Aydt, and five grandchildren: Raymond C. Aydt, William Eugene Aydt, Earnest Aydt, Gayer Aydt, and Louis Aydt. Huette's Shoe Store owned by Mrs. Gayer will be closed for two days on account of her death.
The funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Church Thursday morning at 8:15 o'clock, conducted by Rev. James J. Gillen. The funeral party will leave the residence at 8 o'clock. At 9:15, a special funeral train will leave Fourteenth and Ohio streets for Villa Ridge, where interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery. Karcher Brothers are in charge of the arrangements.
The pallbearers are Messrs. M. J. Howley, W. P. Greaney, James Bennett, M. S. Carter, E. J. Walder, William Schatz, James S. Galligan, and Leo Carrico.
(Charles Gayer married Anastatia Kerscher on 26 Nov 1859, in Alexander Co., Ill. Robert W. Aydt married Clara M. Gayer on 7 Jun 1893, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Gayer—Died: Mrs. Anastasia Gayer, Tuesday, January 29. Funeral services will be held Thursday at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. Father James J. Gillen officiating. The funeral party will leave the residence, 2107 Pine Street, at 8 o'clock. Services at 8:15 sharp. Special Illinois Central train leaves Fourteenth and Ohio streets at 9:15 o'clock for Villa Ridge, where interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited.
MISS JESSIE GREIG PASSED AWAY AT ANNA
Miss Jesse Greig, sister of Mrs. Margaret McCarthy, and of Charles Greig, died at Anna Tuesday evening at 4:30 o'clock according to word received here. She was 58 years of age. Funeral services will be held from Mrs. Falconer's undertaking parlors at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Greig—Entered into rest Jan. 29, 1918, Miss Jessie Greig, sister of Charles Greig and Mrs. Margaret McCarthy.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday, Jan. 31, from Mrs. Falconer's undertaking parlors on Sixth Street. Remains will be taken by interurban to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilkerson's little daughter, Myrtle, was called to rest after several days' illness. She was laid to rest in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Dear parents mourn not as those that have no hope. For our Savior says, Let little children come unto me for such is the kingdom of heaven—so prepare yourselves to become as little Myrtle and meet her on the other shore, where parting will be no more. (Perks)
Thursday, 31 Jan 1918:
A large number of relatives and friends from Cairo were in attendance at the funeral services for Mr. Whiteaker, which were conducted by Rev. G. A. Dunn, of the Methodist Church, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Newell Monday afternoon. (Mounds)
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friends for their kind assistance in our bereavement, the death of our beloved mother, Mrs. Anastasia Gayer. Their help to us during her illness and their sympathy at all times has been a great comfort to us. We also wish to thank those who sent the beautiful flowers in such abundance.
Mrs. R. W. Aydt and family
MRS. GAYER'S FUNERAL HELD THIS MORNING
Interment at Calvary Cemetery Villa Ridge
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Anastasia Gayer were held this morning at 3:15 o'clock at St. Joseph’s Church conducted by Rev. Father James J. Gillen. The service was largely attended by friends of the family and the floral offerings were beautiful and abundant. The funeral cortège left at 9:15 on the Illinois Central for Villa Ridge, where interment was made at Calvary Cemetery. Karcher Brothers were in charge.
Friday, 1 Feb 1918:
MRS. KINSLOW DIED
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Mrs. Nannie E. Kinslow, 58 years of age, died Thursday night at 5 o'clock at her home, 524 Union Street, after a prolonged illness.
The deceased is
survived by a son, J.
Kinslow, a daughter, Mrs. Frank
sister, Mrs. Hartwood,
of Portland, Ore., and one brother, I. N.
Peyton, of Horse
Mrs. Mary E. Wilson, aged 77 years, passed away this morning at the home of her son, Jerry Wilson, at Kewanee, Mo., after a brief illness of smallpox. She was the widow of the late A. Wilson, and with her husband formerly resided in Cairo, living at 2025 Washington Avenue for a number of years.
Surviving her are six living sons, William and Charles Wilson, of Cairo, George and Jerry Wilson, of Kewanee, Guy B. Wilson, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Joseph N. Wilson, of Lawrenceville, Ill. She is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Lovely, of California.
arrangements have not yet been made, but they will probably
take place at Kewanee Sunday afternoon.
Walker and Mesdames Sutton
and Nelms, of
Cairo, are here this week at the bedside of their little
nephew, Michael Hurst, who is seriously sick. (Pulaski)
Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Nannie E. Kinslow, who died Thursday night, were held this afternoon at the residence of 524 Union Street at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. M. L. Turner, of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating.
A special interurban car leaving the corner of Union and Sycamore streets at 2:30 conveyed the funeral party to Mounds, where interment took place at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Burke had charge
of the funeral arrangements.
Chicago, Feb. 4.—Loyd Bopp was found guilty of murder by a jury Saturday afternoon and sentenced to be hanged. This is the second time Bopp has been convicted of murdering Policeman Herman Malow, and the second time he has been doomed to death.
The case went to
the jury at 12:45 o'clock after Assistant State's Attorney
James C. O'Brien
made a closing argument in which he asked the jurors to
inflict the death penalty.
The greater part
of the closing session was occupied with the final plea of
Williams for the acquittal of
impassioned tones the young prisoner’s defender assailed the
evidence of the state as "the copper riveted case of
coppers," and told the jury that Albert
companion of Bopp
on the night of the shooting, was the principal witness
against him is "dyed in the blood of Herman
The testimony of
Grace Lytle, the
young girl who was a member of the joy ride party when
Malow was shot and who was herself the victim of a murderous attack
several months ago by alleged friends of
Bopp, who are
charged with trying to prevent her from testifying again,
was attacked as a perjurer. Letters of the
Lytle girl, on
whose testimony Bopp
was once before convicted and sentenced to hang, were
pointed to Mr.
Williams in support of his charge.
George M. Young, former resident of Cairo, whose articles upon early Cairo history have been read with such great interest by readers of The Citizen, died very suddenly on January 15th, while sitting quietly in his chair, according to a letter just received by Commissioner Howley. He had not been very well for a week or more, but had kept around the house as usual.
Samuel B. Poor, age 83 years, died at St. Mary's Infirmary Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The body was taken to the residence of his son, Harry Poor, 517 Twenty-second Street, and on Tuesday will be taken to Dongola, Ill., for interment. Mr. Poor formerly resided in Dongola, where he was in the milling business. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annetta Poor, and daughter, Mrs. Dora Moss, both of Washington, D.C., and by his son, Harry Poor, of Cairo.
The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Poor, 517 Twenty-second Street, conducted by Rev. A. T. Tomshany, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Interment at Dongola.
Annette Hight on
10 Dec 1863, in Union Co., Ill.
His marker in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Dongola
reads: Samuel B.
Poor—Died Sunday, February 3, Samuel B.
Poor, age 83 years. Funeral services will be held at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. Poor,
517 Twenty-second Street, Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock
conducted by Rev. A. T.
Interment will be made at Dongola.
are in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Catherine Myers, aged 74 years, of Pulaski, Ill., was found dead beneath the Illinois Central railroad bridge over Cache, a few miles north of this city, this morning by her son, William Myers. Whether she slipped off the bridge or was knocked off by a train was to be determined by Coroner J. C. Steele, who summoned a jury to hold an inquest this afternoon.
Mrs. Myers planned a visit with her sister in Cairo. She had expected to come down Monday on Illinois Central train No. 5, but it was very late. It is believed that, impatient over the delay, she started out to walk the sixteen miles to this city. She left her home about 10:30 Monday morning.
This morning her
sons started out in search for her. He walked the railroad
track from his home searching carefully for any trace of
her. When he reached Cache Bridge, he found her shawl lying
on the bridge. Beneath he found her dead body. It was
bruised and bloody. He went back to Mounds and notified
Coroner Steel and
Montgomery took charge of the remains.
services of the late Samuel B.
Poor were held
this morning at 9:30 o'clock at the residence of Mr.
Poor’s son, Harry
Poor, of 517 Twenty-second Street, conducted by Rev. A. T.
of the Presbyterian Church. The funeral left at 11 o'clock
on the Illinois Central for Dongola, where interment was
made this afternoon.
Fred B. Hofheinz, son of the late Fred Hofheinz, who was for a long period a member of the Cairo police force, died Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at his home at Clinton, Ky.
He was born in Cairo and spent the greater part of his life in this city. He died at the age of 41 years and has been away from Cairo about ten years.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. William Boyle, of Dallas, Texas, and a brother, John Hofheinz, of Memphis, Tenn. While funeral arrangements have not yet been completed; it is thought the body will be taken to Villa Ridge, where interment will take place beside the bodies of his parents.
The deceased was
a blacksmith, having learned the trade under this father,
who conducted a shop in Cairo for many years prior to his
appointment on the police force.
Tuesday, February 5, in Clinton, Ky., Fred B.
41. Funeral services will be held in Cairo Friday afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock at Mrs.
undertaking parlors conducted by Rev. C. Robert
Dunlap, Ph. D.,
pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, and the Woodmen of
the World. Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
We wish to thank
our friends for their kindness in our bereavement, the death
of our beloved father, Samuel B.
Poor. Their help
to us during his illness and their sympathy at all times has
been a great comfort to us.
were held this afternoon from Mrs.
Falconer's undertaking parlors over the remains of Fred B.
conducted by Rev. C. Robert
Dunlap, pastor of
the Immanuel Lutheran Church, and the remains were taken to
Beech Grove Cemetery for interment, with the Woodmen of the
World, of which he was a member in charge.
There were 10
enlisted from this village (Wetaug) for the Cuban War and
all returned but two. John
who died in a hospital in the Philippines, and Young
who was accidentally killed in California on the way over.
J. M. Mattingly died this morning at 2:30 o'clock at his home, 722 Twenty-first Street, after an illness of two years during which time he has been confined to his bed a majority of the time. He was 69 years of age and had resided in Cairo for the past thirteen years, during which time he has been in the furniture business in the firm of Mattingly-Ellsworth. He was born in Raywick, Marion County, Kentucky, in 1849.
Mr. Mattingly leaves surviving him his wife and two sons, Brashear and George, both of Cairo. He also leaves three brothers and four sisters.
services will be held tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the
residence conducted by Rev. Fr. James J.
Downey, pastor of
St. Patrick’s Church. The remains will be taken to
Hardenberg, Ky., Tuesday morning for interment.
Monday morning, February 11, J. M.
Funeral services will be held tonight at 7:30 o'clock at
the residence, 722 Twenty-first Street, conducted by Rev.
James J. Downey.
The remains will be taken Tuesday morning to Hardensberg,
Ky., where interment will be made.
Mrs. Arthur Gunther, aged 38 years, passed away at 6:30 o’clock this morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. Sara Wilbourne, No. 530 Twenty-first Street. Death was not unexpected as she had been in failing health for the past four years.
Mrs. Gunther, who was Miss Gertrude Wilbourne, was born on Nov. 27, 1880, and reared in Cairo. She was a member of the Cairo High School graduating class of 1898. She was also a member of the Cairo Baptist Church for many years.
She was married to Mr. Gunther on Jan. 16, 1916.
Surviving her are her husband, her mother, two sisters, Mrs. Amos Twente, of Thebes, and Mrs. Parker Burnham, of Ullin, and three brothers, Harry and John Wilbourne, of Cairo, and George Wilbourne, of the U.S. Army now in Texas.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed today.
was a consistent Christian woman and devoted to her family
for J. M. Mattingly
were held Monday night at 7:30 o'clock at the residence on
Twenty-first Street. Rev. Father James J.
Downey read the
service and made a brief talk. There were many beautiful
flowers and the services were attended by a large number of
friends. The remains were taken to Hardinberg, Ky., this
morning where interment will be made.
Mrs. Louise Wahl, wife of William Wahl, of 1707 Poplar Street, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock at their home. She was 45 years of age and leaves surviving her husband and one son. The funeral services will be held Wednesday at the residence, Rev. Father James J. Downey officiating. Interment will be made at Mounds Cemetery, the funeral party going on a special interurban. E. A. Burke is in charge of the arrangements.
(Her marker in
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery at Mounds reads:
Moses Lentz, one of the prominent citizens of Elco and reputed to be the wealthiest citizen of that part of the county, died very suddenly last Saturday and was buried today.
Mr. Lentz, who lived between Elco and Ullin, is survived by two sons, Joseph and Charles, and two daughters, Mr. Josephine Gannon, of Cairo, and Mrs. Elizabeth Newell, formerly of Ullin. A granddaughter, Mrs. Derrell James, also lives in Cairo.
Newell, 24, born
in Rushville, Ill., son of Richard
Newell and Mary
Ella Lentz, 28,
born in Elco, Ill., daughter of Moses G.
Lentz and Mary
Hartline, on 18
Feb 1897, in Union Co., Ill.
His marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:
Moses Lentz Born March 1840 Died February 1918.—Darrel
Gunther—Entered into rest Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1918.
Mrs. Gertrude T. Gunther, 37 years of age, beloved wife of Arthur Gunther. Funeral services will be held at the family residence, 530 Twenty-first Street, Thursday, Feb. 14th, at 1:30 p.m. Conducted by the Rev. L. D. Lamkin, pastor of the Cairo Baptist Church.
Special interurban cars will leave Twenty-first and Walnut streets at 2:30 p.m. for interment in Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds, Ill.
Friends of the
Two children, a girl 14 and a boy of 12, in the family of Thomas Mize, living a mile northwest of Pulaski, Ill., were killed in the storm which struck that locality at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning when the Mize home was blown down. The rest of the family escaped although Mrs. Mize was slightly injured. They lived on the Sam W. Heilig farm.
At the same time
while the storm was on, their neighbor, P. G.
quarter of a mile away, was also having their trouble when
the storm commenced to blow. Mr.
from his bed and lit the lamp, went into another room to
fasten the door. While gone, his wife and grown daughter
also got out of their beds and were dressing. On his return
to the room, his wife cried out and fell to the floor dead.
Mrs. Anderson had been in poor health all winter and it is presumed the
excitement of the storm overcame her weakened condition and
the shock to her heart was more than it could stand. This is
a great shock to the community and a very sad affair.
Albert R. Deem, a former resident of Cairo, who resided here some time ago, while auditor for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, died at Parsons, Kan., Jan. 16, after an operation at Mercy Hospital.
Mr. Deem had been a resident of Parsons for the past eight years, during five of which he has been auditor for the M. K. and T. Railroad. He was survived by a wife and one daughter, Miss Aline, aged thirteen. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Parsons and the body taken in his home, Columbus, Kansas.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to
sincerely thank our many friends and acquaintances who
assisted so nobly and generously in the sickness and death
of our esteemed and beloved wife and mother, Louise
Addie May Douglas
on 14 Aug 1892, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Her marker at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:
Albright his wife 1876-1918.—Darrel
Mrs. Sarah J. Wiard
on 24 Feb 1884, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
A marriage license was issued on 27 Jul 1864, in
Pulaski Co., Ill., for Amos
Wiard and Sarah
Her marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Pulaski
Stoner Born Oct.
6, 1849 Died Aug. 6, 1914
Stoner his wife Born April 23, 1847 Died Feb. 19,
White Hall, Ill., Feb. 15.—Walter Bushnell, who died near here Monday on the farm where he was born 84 years ago, was buried in a casket made by himself from a walnut tree which was one of a grove planted by him when a boy.
that his funeral be without ostentation and that the casket
should be carried to the cemetery on a lumber wagon were
Mrs. Lucille A. Brooks, of Boaz, Ill., died at St. Mary's Infirmary this morning at 10 o'clock of appendicitis. The deceased was 21 years of age and leaves a husband, H. D. Brooks, and a three-year-old son. Her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Griffith, were at her bedside.
The remains will
be taken to Boaz by way of the Big Four to Karnak, Ill.,
Saturday morning, and the burial will be Sunday.
are in charge of the burial.
Hettie Lentz on 1
Jan 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mrs. Lucile A. Brooks, of Boaz, Ill., died at St. Mary's Infirmary, Friday morning at 10 o'clock following an operation for appendicitis. She was 21 years of age. At her bedside during her last illness were her husband, H. D. Brooks, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Griffiths, of Metropolis.
Surviving the deceased are her husband, one son, Horace, aged two years, her father and mother, two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Melcher, of Vienna, Ill., and Mrs. Lillian Zimmerman, of Tuscola, Ill., and a brother, Harry Griffith.
The remains were
taken to the Karcher
Brothers undertaking parlors and prepared for burial. The
body was shipped to Karnak this morning and from there taken
to Boaz, where interment will take place. Services will be
held at Boaz Sunday.
notified the War Department of one death from an airplane
accident, one from gunshot wound, and five from pneumonia.
Mrs. Margaret O'Donnel, aged 74 years, died this morning at 4:45 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lutz, 2200 Washington Avenue, after an illness of three weeks. She died of bronchial asthma. She is the widow of John O'Donnell, who died in Cairo 37 years ago.
Mrs. O'Donnell was one of the old residents of Cairo and has been a resident of the city for 50 years. She came to Cairo from Canada to which place she went from County Tipperary, Ireland. Coming to Cairo she met John O'Donnell, who lived here the greater part of his life, and married him. They resided in the city from that time on.
Surviving the deceased is one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lutz, of 2200 Washington Avenue, and seven grandchildren, Margaret K., John, Allan, Thomas, Wallace, Mary and O'Donnell Lutz.
Funeral services have not been completed, but will be tonight. Services will be held at St. Patrick's Church, conducted by Rev. Father Downey, and interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery at Mounds.
E. A. Burke has charge of the funeral arrangements.
(Melcher Lutz married Margaret E. O’Donnell on 20 Jun 1900, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Judge A. W. Lewis arrived from Harrisburg on the noon train over the Big Four today to preside over the circuit court here this week. The cases set for today were two murder cases against Howard Jackson and another against Charles Potts. Judge Butler will preside at Marion.
Court convened at 2:00 o'clock with Judge Lewis presiding and the jury for the case of Howard Jackson was under examination. It is not thought the jury will be completed today.
Jackson killed Henry Baker and shot L. Bunch on the Jackson farm at Dog Tooth Bend after an argument. He is defended by Alexander Wilson and M. J. O'shea. Milton C. Anderson, county attorney of Ballard County, is assisting State's Attorney Wilbourn.
JONESBORO, Ill., Feb. 18.—S. Emory, city marshal, was wounded and two others shot and dangerously wounded last night when a party of "loyalists" attempted to enter the home of a miner, Clifford Donaldson, where L. P. Irwin, a labor agitator, accused of I. W. W. actions, was supposed to be hiding. The crowd of "loyalists" at first went to the home of Irwin. Emory, the city marshal went with them, urging that the crowd preserve order, and avoid anything that might disgrace the town. He asked them to remember that he had been marshal for years and had succeeded in preserving order.
When the crowd arrived at the Irwin home, the man they were seeking was gone. Thinking that he was at the home of Donaldson, the crowd then went there. As they appeared about to force the door, someone in the house, thought to be Donaldson, fired, striking the city marshal in the arm and striking Earnest Fath in the crowd, in the abdomen. Someone in the crowd then fired and hit Donaldson. He is expected to die.
The crowd then
went to the office of
Irwin, dragged the furniture out into the street and
Anna E. Martin on
4 Nov 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mrs. Iona Leek, of Karnak, Ill., died Sunday morning at 9:45 o'clock at St. Mary's Infirmary, where she has been since Thursday. The remains were taken to Karnak this morning where the funeral services will be held Tuesday. She leaves surviving her, her husband, J. L. Leek, and two sons, Lyell and Thalmage, aged respectively 2 and 4 years. She also leaves four sisters, Nora Elder, of Hilderman, Ill., Etta Bayliss, of Grand Chain, Cora Miller, of Karnak, Lydia Fisher; and two brothers, William Peek, of Grand Chain, and Alvin Peek, of Karnak. She was the daughter of H. H. Peek, of Grand Chain. Karcher Brothers are in charge of the funeral arrangements.
(Her marker in
Salem Cemetery in Massac County reads:
Iona P. Leek
Aaron Frields, aged 84 years, an old resident of Dukedom, Tenn., who has been visiting his son in Cairo for the past five weeks, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, D. A. Frields, of 208 Twenty-ninth Street. He had been ill for about a year and died at 3:30 o'clock.
The deceased leaves three sons, D. A. Frields, of Blodgett, Mo., one daughter, Mrs. Mattie Merrill, of near Dukedom, Tenn., and a sister, Mrs. Mima Bryan, of Montrose, Colo. His sister has been at his bedside for the past week, arriving from Colorado Sunday, Feb. 10.
Services will be held over the remains at 7 p.m. and the remains will be shipped to Dukedom, the home of the deceased, where interment will take place in the family cemetery. Rev. Langston of the Church of God will conduct the services.
Burke has charge
of the funeral arrangement.
Circuit court convened under Judge Lewis this morning, with the Jackson murder case before the court. At adjournment Monday evening, four jurors had been selected. Examination was continued this morning and at adjournment at noon, the state and defense had passed for more jurors, a total of eight. The panel was exhausted and 12 new men from Cairo were subpoenaed for the jury.
The panel was completed at 3:15 o'clock, the full jury being: Fred E. Martin, Everett Prosser, Andrew Serbian, William A. Magner, D. B. Nelson, Nathan Weeks, P. G. Leschner, Nat Webster, George Kobler, C. E. Bissell, J. O. Zimmerman and William Burke.
Paul Jackson shot
and killed Henry
Baker and wounded L.
Bunch on the farm
in Dogtooth Bend.
JOHNSTON CITY, Ill., Feb. 18.—Three men were shot at dance given here last night in Columbus Hall. The wounded men are: Harlan Hall, shot through the lung; Carl Ruff, in the stomach; and Houston Hunter, in the hip.
Americans were dancing and at a certain signal, when the
trouble started, the lights were turned off.
We wish to thank
our friends for their kindness to us during our bereavement,
the death of our little daughter Grace. Their help and
sympathy has been a great comfort to us.
(Her marker in
Salem Cemetery in Massac County reads:
Emanda J. Gray 1855-1918.—Darrel Dexter)
Royal O. Matthews, prominent resident of McClure, died Monday night. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, with interment at McClure.
Mr. Matthews was about 65 years of age. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Stanly G. Matthews, who is in the draft army at Camp Taylor, and Leigh Matthews, cashier of the bank at McClure.
Mr. Matthews is a large land owner in the McClure district.
arrive from Camp Taylor tonight to attend the funeral.
Pleading self-defense on a charge of murder, Howard Jackson this afternoon took the stand in his own behalf. He shot Henry Baker and Lafayette Bunch on the Jackson farm in Dogtooth Bend on the morning of June 11, 1917. Baker died at St. Mary’s Infirmary early in the morning of June 16.
Howard Jackson's story was almost identically that told by his brother, Clarence Jackson, and Clarence Jackson's wife. The defendant told his story in a straight forward, simple manner with no evidence of passion. His plea was entirely self-defense, he stating that Baker and Bunch rushed upon him as he expected when he came to the door of the house.
Evidence by witnesses for the defense was finished at 3 o'clock this afternoon and the argument of the attorneys was begun.
State's Attorney Wilbourn assisted by Attorney Clifford Anderson, of Ballard County, Ky., presented the summary of the case for the People and Attorneys Alexander Wilson and M. J. O'shea made the plea for the defendant. The case went to the jury late this evening.
Evidence in the case of Howard Jackson charged with murder was continued at the opening of the circuit court his morning.
After the procuring of the jury Tuesday evening, State's Attorney Wilbourn opened the case with a presentation of the case of the People against Howard Jackson, of Alexander County, charged with the willful murder of Henry Baker, at which time he shot and wounded Lafayette Bunch, who has since recovered.
statement by the defense, the state opened its case calling
Mr. Bunch, the
injured man to the stand. Following his testimony, his son,
Charles, a twelve year-old boy took the stand, being an eye
witness to the affair. Dr.
McManus and Dr.
called to the stand to testify as to the case of the
deceased, Baker's death. The state continued its case this morning by calling
John Hood and Leo
McDaniel to the
stand to testify in regard to the injured man's condition
and statements at St. Mary’s Infirmary, on the night before
the morning of which he died. The state finished at 10:15
this morning and the defense began the hearing of witnesses.
According to the testimony of the witness the two men, Baker and Bunch, were standing at the entrance to the garden before the house of Clarence Jackson, brother to the defendant, where the opening representing the gate led from the yard. Bunch was whittling on one of the gate posts with a knife. Bunch testified that he and Baker were standing in conversation when Howard Jackson came from the front door of his brother's house, with a repeating shot gun in his hands.
According to the testimony of the prosecuting witness, Jackson hurried off the end of the porch, and with the words, "Now, you ___, I'll get you," began shooting. The first shot struck Bunch, knocking him down and then Jackson turned the gun on Baker, who had turned to run. Baker fell and Jackson took another shot at Bunch, who also ran and was joined by his son, Charles, who had been working in the garden, two yards beyond the first fence.
Bunch testified that he and Baker had no time to take any hostile action toward Jackson and the boy's story was along with the same line, though he was not near enough to hear anything that might have been said. The boy was hoeing corn and beans in a garden removed from the place by another garden with two wire fences between him and the scene of the tragedy.
In the garden
with the boy were Clarence
Jackson and his
wife, who had just come from the house to give the boy
instructions as to the hoeing.
Opening this morning, John Hood was called to the stand after a preliminary hearing was held before Judge Lewis to determine whether his testimony should go to the jury. There was no objection, so the jury was called. Mr. Hood testified he, in company with Leo McDaniels and Leslie Wilbourn, had visited the man Baker as he lay in St. Mary's Infirmary on the night before the morning on which he died and told of the weakened condition of the man, who declared according to Mr. Hood and the following witness, Mr. McDaniels, that he was too weak to sign any statements. He was too weak and sick to make a formal statement, but he had been told he was going to die and repeated it, wondering who was to pay his doctor’s bill. He stated before these three that Howard Jackson had shot him and that he did not know the cause. He told of seeing Jackson shoot Bunch and of turning to run. He declared he was then shot in the back and returned saying, "Howard, you have killed me."
Mr. McDaniel's testimony was identical, except that he did not seem to remember Baker's statements as to the shooting.
McManus was then
called and testified that the man was rational, and had been
informed by him (Dr.
McManus) that he would die.
The prosecution then rested its case and the defense called as its first witness, Mrs. Clarence Jackson, wife of Clarence Jackson, brother of the defendant. On the day of June 11, 1917, the day of the shooting, Henry Baker, the dead man, had been called to the farm of the elder Jackson to be paid off and on that morning, Mrs. Clarence Jackson went to her father-in-law's house to get a check for that purpose. She saw Steve Jackson and Henry Baker in conversation there. Returning to her home, she filled out the check for $1.80 and going to the door called to Baker, who was now standing near her home, in conversation with some of the Jackson boys. Baker took the check, according to the testimony and remarked that it was so big that he had better give it to her.
What followed between Baker and Mrs. Jackson was not admitted, but she testified he was under the influence of liquor.
The story of what followed was told in the same manner by Clarence Jackson and his wife. Clarence was not there at the time. Howard came to the house and asked for some matches and, according to Mrs. Jackson, got them. About that time Clarence came into the house and with his wife went then out the front door, past the two men, Baker and Bunch, who were standing at the gate, and on to the garden where the boy was working. He had his arm around his wife's waist and they passed within fifteen feet of the two men, but nothing was said.
At the time, Mrs.
Jackson was in
the house and before Howard entered, she testified,
Baker and Bunch were
standing at the gate, talking in loud manner about Howard,
urging what she characterized as rough language. She stated
Bunch had a large knife in his hand and was whittling on the post.
Both Clarence Jackson, and Mrs. K. Jackson testified they were standing with their back to the yard talking to the boy, when they were attracted by the slamming of the front screen door. Howard, they stated, came out with Clarence's pump gun in his hand held "candlestick" and started off the end of the porch. They stated he did not say a word, but that Baker and Bunch, the latter with his knife in his hand rushed toward Howard. Without raising the gun to his shoulder, Howard fired; striking Bunch and then as Baker wheeled in flight, striking him.
At the third shot, Mrs. Jackson fainted and Clarence left her lying in the garden and ran to Howard. Bunch and the boy Charles were then running across the fields, away from the scene. Clarence took the gun away from Howard according to the evidence, and Howard went back to his father’s home, where he lives. Clarence then went back to his wife and took her to the house.
Clarence and his wife testified in regard to trouble between Bunch and Howard a previous winter when Howard had ordered Bunch out of the Jackson house for making remarks against their belief in spiritualism. At the time, a Cairo man by the name of Moreland was at the Jackson house. He claimed spiritual powers, which gave rise to the argument. Bunch left when ordered, and according to Clarence Jackson, said, "I'll leave, but I'm a man just as you are." Mrs. Jackson quoted him as saying, "I'll see you later." Clarence testified he knew of ill feeling between Bunch and Howard, but none between Baker and Howard. Baker had been employed at the Jackson farm for about three months.
Ossie Jackson, an elder brother was then called to the stand and testified that he had talked to Baker the morning of the shooting, before the tragedy and that Baker was under the influence of liquor. He quoted Baker as saying he was "going to kill your brother." This happened in the blacksmith shop and the witnesses stated he talked to Baker, telling him he had his money and that the best thing he could do would be to go on. He stated Baker promised to and left.
Jackson was not
at the scene of the shooting and learned of the happening
two hours after he had talked to
testified that Baker
had a bad reputation for being troublesome when drinking.
Malphus Brown, son of James Brown, of Dog Tooth Bend, testified he had heard Baker had a bad reputation and had personally experienced his disposition on a certain occasion, when Baker had attempted to kill him.
Brown was then excused.
At this point
adjournment was taken for noon, until 1:30.
Alfred G. Johnson, of Olmstead, Ill., died Tuesday night at 8:30 o'clock at St. Mary’s Infirmary, where he has been a patient. The deceased was 55 years of age and leaves surviving him three daughters, Mrs. Violet Milar, of Chicago, Miss Leona Johnson, of Minneapolis, Miss Dorothy Johnson, of Appleton, Wis., and a son, Clemson Johnson, of Olmsted, and J. M. Johnson, of Chicago. Mr. Johnson was engaged in the drug business at Olmsted.
services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at
Karcher's undertaking parlors and conducted by Rev. Father James J.
remains were taken at 3:45 to Olmsted where interment was
made in the family cemetery.
Mrs. J. W. Fullerton, died this morning at 2 o'clock at her home in Mound City after an illness of some time. Mr. Fullerton was born August 14, 1858, in Owen, Ind., and on December 24, 1874, was married to J. W. Fullerton in Stenter, Ind. She has resided in Mound City for 35 years. She was the mother of two sons, who died in infancy, and one daughter, Miss Cora Fullerton, who survives her. She is also survived by her husband and two nieces, Mrs. W. H. Ashbaugh, and Mrs. C. A. Griffith, of Mound City, and a nephew, Ray Overton, of Harrisburg, Ill.
Mrs. Fullerton was affiliated with the Congregational Church in Mound City since its organization and was a well-known and popular woman.
services will be held Friday at the Congregational Church,
conducted by Rev. Roy B.
Thursday, 21 Feb
Howard Jackson, who was charged with murder after the killing of Henry Baker and the shooting of L. Bunch, Dog Tooth Bend, on the farm of his father, Steve Jackson, June 11, 1917, was freed by the jury last night in a verdict of “not guilty,” brought in at 8:45 o’clock last night.
Jackson took the stand in his own behalf Wednesday evening, and the arguments of the attorneys which followed lasted until 5:30, when adjournment was taken for supper, until 7 p.m. At the convening of the court at 7 o’clock, Judge Lewis instructed the jury on the law in the case of a killing such as this. The case went to the jury just before 8 o’clock, and the verdict was brought in with an hour.
Court convened before Circuit Judge A. W. Lewis this morning with the murder case of Charles Potts for the killing of Otho Metcalf in a saloon at Thirty-fourth Street and Commercial Avenue and that of Henry Leach and Billie Goin for the murder of Carey Belew, negro, whom the two are alleged to have driven into the river.
Court opened at 9 o’clock, but things moved slowly, as none of the cases were ready for trial.
Discussion between attorneys and parties in the two murder cases was carried on during the morning, and finally both cases were presented with a request for continuance until the next term of court in order that both sides might be more ready to present the case, and particularly the defense. Attorney George H. Baker is representing Charles Potts, having been appointed by Judge Butler. This case was continued.
Hood is defending
Billie Goin and
Henry Leach, and this case, upon the action of Judge
Lewis, was continued until May 20.
HOLD SERVICES FOR
Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Margaret O’Donnell, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Lutz, were held Wednesday afternoon at St. Patrick's Church at conducted by Rev. Father Downey.
interurban car carried the funeral part to Mounds, where
interment took place at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. A
large number of friends of the family and friends of the
deceased who was 74 years of age, at her death, were
O'Donnell was a resident of Cairo for fifty years.
We desire to thank our friends for the kindness and assistance rendered during the long illness and death of our beloved wife, daughter and sister, Gertrude Wilbourn Gunther.
especially to thank those who sent the beautiful floral
emblems and those who assisted in the service.
Mrs. M. F. Browner, of Mound City, died Thursday evening at 5:15 o'clock at St. Mary's Infirmary. She was taken critically ill early in the afternoon and was brought to Cairo at 3:30 hoping that her life could be saved, but nothing could be done. Her little daughter, who was born a few minutes before she passed away, is also dead.
Browner was the
wife of Mayor M. F.
Browner of Mound City and was formerly Miss Etta
Kennedy of Cairo.
She was the daughter of Mrs. Margaret
Kennedy, of 2036
Pine Street, who survives. She also has two sisters, Mrs.
James Ross, of
Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Maude
Cairo. She was married to Mayor
Browner, June 25,
1912. She was formerly member of the firm of
Moran-Kennedy and after
her marriage her sister Miss Maude
Kennedy took her
place in the firm.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Raylor died this
morning at 3:30 o'clock at their home 412 Ninth Street. The
baby was but one day old. Interment was made at St. Mary's
Cemetery at Mounds today.
Arthurs S. Magner, aged 47, passed away at his home, No. 300 Twenty-eighth Street, at 9:15 o'clock this morning after an illness of three months’ duration. He underwent an operation about a year ago, and since then has been in impaired health.
Mr. Magner was assistant engineer at the Cairo Waterworks under his brother, Engineer William M. Magner, and had been in the employ of the company for twenty-four years.
He is survived by his wife and three children, two girls and a boy, the eldest 13 years old. In addition to his brother here, he leaves another brother, Edward, of Lafayette, La., and a sister, Mrs. Edward Moore, of Fort Smith, Ark.
Funeral arrangements had not been concluded today, but the services will probably be at St. Joseph's Church, of which he was a member and burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Villa Ridge. Karcher Brothers are in charge.
conducted a grocery at Twenty-eighth and Poplar, but his
fondness for machinery kept him from giving up his position
at the waterworks and his wife looked after the store.
The funeral services of Mrs. M. F. Browner, of Mound City, who died at St. Mary’s Infirmary Wednesday evening, will be held in Cairo at St. Joseph's Church Sunday morning at 8 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Father James J. Gillen. The funeral cortege will leave the residence of Mrs. Browner's mother, Mrs. Margaret Kennedy, 2036 Pine Street, at 7:30 for the church. A special train will leave Fourteenth and Ohio streets at 9:15 for Villa Ridge, where interment will be made.
The active pall bearers will be Messrs. Thomas J. Keefe, James H. Galligan, George J. Fischer, Egbert Bloms, Charles O. Patier, Frank J. Fitzgerald, John Sullivan, Isaac L. LaHue, E. J. Langan, George C. Beede, and E. J. Walder, all of Cairo.
The honorary pallbearers will be Messrs. L. C. Perks, A. W. Williamson, Peter McNeille, Thomas Higgins, Joseph Lutz, Edward Westerman, A. Schuler, Fred Hood, J. F. Kuny, George Martin, C. M. Gaunt, and Dr. J. F. Hargan, all of Mound City.
The funeral will be in charge of Karcher Brothers.
(Her marker in
Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
Browner & Baby
Feb. 21, 1918.—Darrel
Feb. 23.—Three fatalities occurred at West Frankfort. The
first was when the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
destroyed by fire, burning their 7-month-old baby to death.
The child had been left in the house alone. The second was
when John Swobsher, aged 55, was struck by a Burlington train, his body being
cut in two. The third was when a 16-year-old boy named
McClintock cut down a tree, the tree falling upon him.
Browner—Died at St. Mary's Infirmary, Thursday afternoon at 5:15 o'clock, Feb. 21, 1918, Mrs. Etta Kennedy Browner, wife of M. F. Browner, of Mound City.
Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Church Sunday morning at 8 o'clock. The cortege will leave the residence of Mrs. Browner's mother, Mrs. Margaret Kennedy, 2036 Pine Street, at 7:50 o'clock for St. Joseph's Church, where Rev. Father James Gillen will conduct the services.
A special train will leave Fourteenth and Ohio streets for Villa Ridge at 9:15 o'clock. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Friends of the
family are invited to attend.
William V. Penn, ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Penn, of Oscar, Ky., died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at the home of J. B. Whitlow, of 415 Thirty-fourth Street. Mr. Whitlow is a son-in-law of the elder Penn. The boy had been attending school in Cairo and lived with his aunt.
The boy ran a nail in his foot Saturday while at play with small companions and the wound became infected. Tetanus setting in caused his death.
The remains will
be taken to Oscar, Ky., at 7 a.m. Sunday. Services will be
held at Oscar, Sunday afternoon at the Oscar Baptist Church
and interment will take place in the Oscar Cemetery.
Mrs. Elizabeth Tiernan, mother of John Tiernan, of Cairo, passed away at her home in Evanston, Ill., Wednesday, after an illness of several months. The funeral occurred Friday.
Tiernan and his
wife have been in Evanston since before Christmas, and were
at her bedside. A daughter, Miss Elizabeth
Arthur S. Magner,
at his home, 300 Twenty-eighth Street, Saturday, February
23. Funeral services will be held Monday morning, February
25, at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. Father James J.
officiating. The funeral party will leave the residence,
Twenty-eighth and Poplar streets, at 8 o'clock for the
church, where the service will be held at 8:15 o'clock. A
special I. C. funeral train will leave Fourteenth and Ohio
streets at 9:15 o'clock for Villa Ridge, where interment
will be made at Calvary Cemetery.
Ill., Feb. 22—Judge Columbus A.
of Mount Vernon, died at his home in San Antonio, Texas. He
was 67 years old. He served as county judge of Jefferson
County when 26 years old and was the youngest county judge
in the state. He had served as grandmaster of the Odd
Fellows in Illinois and in 1913 was grand sire of the Grand
Lodge of the United States. He was a graduate of McKendree
College at Lebanon, Ill.
Mrs. Clara Schmidt, of 919 Hawthorne Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, is offering a reward of $100 for the recovery of the body of Oscar Schmidt, who was last seen at Aurora, Ind., on the morning of Dec. 13. He was 5 feet 6 inches in height, had dark brown hair, and his arms were tattooed with woman's head and heart pieces with a sword. He wore a brown corduroy suit, leather leggings, dark blue shirt, overshoes with buckles and a plaid overcoat.
She writes to Dr.
“chances are he froze up in the ice and when it thaws out
his body may wash ashore."
Word was received
today that George G.
Koehler died in a sanitarium in a suburb of Chicago.
The deceased was the proprietor of Teichman's cigar factory and tobacco store at 703 Commercial Avenue. He was for years in the grocery business in Cairo and served in the city council under the aldermanic form of government for a number of years, as a member of the second ward.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Miss Fay Koehler, and a son, George E., in California, who started east on learning of his father's death.
When a member of
the council, Mr.
Koehler was regarded as one of the most valuable
members. He served when the improvement policy was underway
and was a strong advocate of the improvements.
Mr. Koehler was also a member of Ascalon Lodge No. 51 Knights of Pythias and of the Modern Woodmen.
George C. Koehler was a native of Cincinnati, where he was born 59 years ago. He came to Cairo in his boyhood and has since spent his whole life here.
Mr. Koehler has been in failing health for the past four months and ten days ago went to the North Shore Sanitarium at Winnetka, Ill., where it was hoped he could gain some benefit. An examination by the physicians there brought no encouragement and his son, who was at Los Angeles, was advised of his father's condition and made arrangements to come back to Cairo to take charge of the business. It is believed that he is now en route here.
J. O. Davies will leave for Chicago tonight to bring the body back to Cairo for burial.
Carolena Ehs on 5
Jan 1886, in Alexander Co., Ill.
His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge
reads: George G.
of the Naeter
brothers, publishers of the
Republican, died Friday morning in a hospital there
following an operation. He was 37 years old and had been a
resident of Cape Girardeau since 1904, when with his
brothers, George and Fred, he came to Cape Girardeau. He
leaves a wife and baby boy.
Funeral services for Arthur Magner, who died at his home in Cairo Saturday morning, were held this morning at 8:15 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. Father James J. Gillen officiating. There was a large crowd in attendance and the floral offerings were abundant and beautiful. Interment was made at Calvary Cemetery, Villa Ridge, and the funeral party going up on a special Illinois Central train.
were Messrs. M. J.
Walder, M. F.
Kelly, Frank J.
Stout, T. P. Caraher,
John Hogan, John
Barry, and Thomas
G. W. Coats, died at 1 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his brother, Neal Coats, in St. Louis after a brief illness. He left Cairo last week for a few days visit with his parents in Mt. Vernon, Ill., before going to Colorado where he intended to locate. He contracted a heavy cold which developed into pneumonia to which he succumbed. His wife was with him, having joined him in St. Louis from a few days visit with her father, J. W. Rule, in Indiana.
Mr. Coats was born in Mt. Vernon, Ill., August 19, 1892, and had resided in Cairo for four years, having been manager of the Roberts Cotton Oil Company for three years. He was connected with the Louisiana Lumber Co., during his first year in Cairo. His marriage to Miss Carrie Rule, of Cairo was solemnized June 20, 1917. He leaves surviving him his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Coats, of Mt. Vernon, Ill., a sister, Mrs. Clark Hutchinson, of Mt. Vernon, and two brothers, F. E. Coats, of Cairo, and Neal Coats, of St. Louis.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of his sister, F. E. Coats and Miss Eva Rule, Mrs. Coats' sister, of Cairo, went up to St. Louis Sunday.
Catherine E. Waite
on 24 Oct 1867, in Jefferson Co., Ill.
Claud Hutchison married Louise
Coats on 4 Jul 1897, in Jefferson Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mrs. Lottie Halliday, aged 23 years, wife of E. P. Halliday of 3301 Park Avenue, died at her home Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock after an illness of several months. Surviving the deceased are her husband, E. P. Halliday, and a son 6 years old.
The remains will be shipped to Ragland, Ky., her former home, Tuesday, where services will be held and interment will take place.
Burke has charge
Mrs. T. T. Moore, of Doniphan, Mo., formerly of Cairo, died the latter part of last week in a hospital at Columbia, Ohio. She was formerly Miss Mary Magee, and was employed at Rhodes-Burford in 1913.
surviving her husband, and two children, a daughter 3 years
old and an infant son fifteen days old. The funeral was held
at Doniphan Sunday. Dr. and Mrs. I. G.
Otey, of Lelber,
Ky., passed through Cairo Sunday
en route home from
the funeral. Mrs.
Otey was a sister of Mrs.
six-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
Roberts, of 628 Thirty-seventh Street, died Sunday morning at 4
o'clock. The body was taken to Fulton, Ky., today where
funeral services were held. Interment was made in Good
Springs Cemetery. Karcher Brothers were in charge of the arrangements.
St. Louis, Feb. 26.—Capt. William H. Thorwegian, 80 years old, president of the Columbia Excursion Company and one of the oldest steamboat captains on the Mississippi River, died of hemorrhage of the brain Monday night at the Missouri Baptist Sanitarium, where he had been ill for nine days.
Old river cronies of the veteran captain regard it as significant that he should be called to the port of landing from which there is no return, a few weeks after the wreck of his "pet" the Grey Eagle, a famous St. Louis excursion steamer, which was crushed and sunk in the recent ice smashup at Paducah, Ky.
At the age of 18, Bill Thorwegen, as he was known to his intimate friends, began his career on the river, starting as a pantry boy on one of the old side-wheel packets that flourished before the Civil War.
His ambition then was to save $10,000. At the age of 21, he bought his first steamboat, the La Creole, for $16,000. The La Creole ran out of St. Louis and was a famous up the river picket, generally stopping at Keokuk.
During a recent reminiscent chat, the captain stated that he personally had owned more than 18 big boats. Many of them were destroyed by fire, including the Grand Republic, which cost $300,000. The City of Providence, owned by Thorwegen, was smashed in the ice and the City of Vicksburg, another famous Thorwegen steamboat, was wrecked in the famous tornado of 1896.
At the age of 75, Capt. Thorwegen decided to quit the Mississippi River and spent his last days in the sunny climate of California. He and wife moved their household goods to Los Angeles and bought a bungalow there. But the old Mississippi kept calling and the captain came back.
The last boat he commanded was the Grey Eagle. The captain always boasted of the fact that he had carried 6,000,000 passengers during his 61 years on the river and never lost a life.
A widow, Lilly J.
two sons, William J. and Frank E.
Funeral services for Arthur Magner, who died at his home in Cairo Saturday morning, were held Monday morning at 8:15 o'clock at St. Joseph’s Church, Rev. Father James J. Gillen officiating. There was a large crowd in advance and the floral offerings were abundant and beautiful. Interment was made at Calvary Cemetery, Villa Ridge, the funeral party going up on a special Illinois Central train.
were Messrs. M. J.
Walder, M. F.
Kelly, Frank J.
Stout, T. P. Caraher,
John Hogan, John
Barry, and Thomas
The death of C. F. Phelps, who passed away Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank L. Lyons, in Chicago, removes another old resident of Cairo. Mr. Phelps lived in recent years with his son, Paul Phelps, who conducted the saloon and rooming house on Ohio Street just above Fourth. His son, Paul, and wife were at his bedside when he died.
Phelps was in the
photograph business in Cairo in the early days. He came here
from Muscatine, Iowa. He was a brother of A. O.
Phelps, for many
years Cairo's well known photographer.
Feb. 26.—Norman James
Tweedie, of Wheaton, Ill., is dead at Camp Zachary
Taylor, of pneumonia. He was 23 years old and a candidate in
officer’s training scamp.
It is a custom followed by time and the reverent regard of Christian people in the busy march of life to pause and pay fitting tribute to friends and associates who have "gone before."
We, as Odd
Fellows, among whom this custom has ever prevailed, are
again called upon to mourn the loss of a beloved brother,
who in life was a living exemplification of what true Odd
With all he was an upright gentleman, complying with the "Golden Rule" as nearly as it is possible for poor Humanity to do.
Brother Frank Kelly was laid to rest in the beautiful Beech Grove Cemetery on Monday, January 21, 1918, by the members of his order, the members of his church and many others of his numerous friends, and peace be to his ashes.
extends their sympathy to the bereaved family and to the
many relations and friends.
The body of George G. Koehler was brought back to Cairo this morning from Chicago, accompanied by John B. Koehler, brother of the deceased, his son and daughter, and Joseph Davies, who went up to bring the remains home. The body was taken in charge of E. A. Burke and at 1:30 this afternoon was taken to the Elks Lodge, where it will lie in state until 1:30 Thursday, and then taken to the home of the deceased on Eighth Street.
will probably be held Friday, but definite arrangements are
awaiting word from Mr.
George E. Koehler,
now on his way home from California.
Arthur Gregerson, of the lumber firm of Gregerson Brothers of Chicago, known throughout the lumber world as Big Cypress Man, died very suddenly Monday in Chicago. The Gregerson Brothers Lumber Company has a large scale yard at the west end of Tenth Street in Cairo.
Gregerson is well
known personally by the lumbermen of Cairo and was a member
of the Cairo Lumbermen's Club. He has visited Cairo a number
Friends of the
family are invited to attend the funeral services. (Mounds)
Miss Wilmouth, a young girl of the country near Bardwell, attractive and well liked by her friends, shot her father as he lay asleep in the night. The shooting was with a revolver at 11 o’clock on the night of Dec. 1. The day previous she was said to have had trouble with her father over her friendship with a certain young man of the neighborhood to whom her father had a violent dislike. The trouble was but the culmination of several warnings and according to the defense, the father on the last occasion threatened to kill the girl.
Insanity Is Defense
Temporary insanity was the plea of the defense on the ground of extreme nervous tension, brought on by the high feeling between the girl and the father, at a period of her life verging from girlhood into womanhood, that rendered her very susceptible to any deranging influence.
Friends of the girl fought desperately, it is said, for her acquittal.
Evidence was introduced by the defense to show that James Wilmouth had actually threatened the life of his daughter. Dr. T. J. Marshall and Dr. W. L. Moby, physicians of Bardwell, each of whom had at various times had occasion to call on the Wilmouth family in the course of their practice, were witnesses for the defense, in testifying as to the defendant’s mental condition at the time of the crime.
Both testified that in their opinion the girl was probably temporarily insane, and at her age, it was their observation, that a young girl’s mental and nervous system, was very susceptible to strain. This was the mainstay of the defendant’s case.
Wilmouth Not Brutal Man
The prosecution on the other hand endeavored to show that to all appearance, Mr. Wilmouth was a polite and kindhearted man. Other members of the family then questioned on the stand admitted that the father was ordinarily kind and though he had a rather high temper at times, was not given to unreasonable outbursts, or in any way vicious. Other friends of the family and neighbors testified that he was not unusually harsh or cruel.
The girl took the stand in her own behalf, but gave little testimony. Giving no reason for the shooting, she stated she did not know why she had committed the act, and upon cross examination held to her testimony, though it was considered that she had practically admitted the planning of the affair.
Murder Alleged Premeditated
The murder was stamped by the attorneys for the People as premeditated and planned with malicious care, carried out in the cold-blooded manner while the victim lay defenseless, asleep in bed. The prosecution laid great stress on the fact that the girl was in full possession of her reasoning powers, and was in no way mentally deranged, at the time of committing the crime. In the arguments of the case, the prosecution denounced the manner in which the act was committed, and demanded that the law, regardless of sympathy of personal feeling, be invoked according to the statutes and declared that a verdict of guilty was necessary on the basis of the evidence shown.
No Motion for New Trial
There will be no motion for a new trial according to the attorneys for the defense as the case is considered concluded as far as any efforts in the court for her acquittal could have effect. Formal sentence by the judge has not yet been passed, but it is expected that he will pronounce judgment Saturday. The girl will be taken to the reformatory, until she has become of age, when she will be removed to the state penitentiary, if her sentence has not been commuted or a pardon granted.
According to the
jailer this morning the full realization of the seriousness
of the matter is just beginning to break upon the girl and
her condition today is described as "greatly depressed." She
has little to say. It is thought she will be taken to the
reformatory next week.
Funeral services for the late George G. Koehler will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the family residence, No. 329 Eighth Street, conducted by Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Lutheran Church, and Ascalon Lodge No. 51 Knights of Pythias.
The remains will be taken by special Illinois Central train to Villa Ridge, where interment will be made. Cairo lodge No. 651, B. P. O. E. will officiate at the grave.
After lying in
state in the Elks lodge rooms, the remains were taken this
afternoon to the family residence.
All members of
the Cairo Elks Lodge are requested to meet at their hall
Friday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock to attend the funeral of
our late brother, George G.
I would be
pleased to have as large an attendance as possible of all
Knights of Pythias at our meeting tonight to make
arrangements to attend the funeral of our deceased brother,
George G. Koehler.
John D. Overstreet aged 72 years, died at his home in Grand Chain, Wednesday morning. Burial will be at LaCenter, Ky.
Mr. Overstreet is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank Lipe, at Grand Chain, and a son, Mack D. Overstreet, of Murphysboro.
He formerly lived
in Mound City and Cairo. He was a member of the Odd Fellows
Friday, 1 Mar
Funeral services over the remains of the late George G. Koehler were largely attended this afternoon, as they were held at the residence of the deceased, No. 329 Eighth Street. Rev. C. Robert Dunlap officiated with Ascalon Lodge No. 51, Knights of Pythias assisting in the service at the residence and Cairo Lodge No. 651 B. P. O. E. at Villa Ridge cemetery.
Loads of flowers were in evidence, the gifts of the large circle of friends of deceased.
The pall bearers were: Honorary—W. H. Wood, H. S. Antrim, L. Lazarus, H. H. Halliday, J. W. Wenger, Fred Teichman, Herman C. Schuh, and George Becker, Sr.
The active pallbearers were: J. W.
Howe, Henry Steinal, E.
T. Aisthorpe, E.
E. Cox, Floss
Buder, Mike Egan, Peter
Lind, Sr., and
The following resolutions were passed by the Central Building and Loan Association as a tribute to George G. Koehler, who was a director of the association.
Whereas our fellow director, George G. Koehler, has passed into the Great Beyond, after years of active usefulness and service, not only in behalf of this association, but also as a businessman and a citizen of this community. For many years he has been a member of the board of directors of this association, which office he filled faithfully and well, being always interested in and mindful of its welfare and success. Upright in all his dealings, fair and just to every stockholder, and always solicitous of the good name and general welfare of the association, he proved himself the right man in the right place, and was repeatedly re-elected as director. He will be greatly missed by us, his friends, associates and co-workers.
Be it, therefore, Resolved that we, the Board of Directors of the Central Building and Loan Association of Cairo, Illinois, do hereby express our sincere sorrow and regret for the death of our associate director, George G. Koehler, which occurred at Chicago, Illinois, on the 25th day of February, 1918, after a lingering illness, and our appreciation of the valuable service he rendered this association in his lifetime, and that we extend to his family and relatives our sympathy in their hour of bereavement and sadness.
Be it further Resolved, that these resolutions be spread upon the
records of this association and a copy thereof sent to the
family of the deceased.
Saturday, 2 Mar
Funeral services will be held Sunday at Centralia over the remains of Conductor Charles Kelly, who died early Friday morning. Conductor Kelly had been on the Cairo Centralia run on the Illinois Central for the past six years. He leaves a wife and an adopted daughter.
Arm and Leg Severed by Pile Driver
Olive Branch, Ill., March 2.—Ralph Chalmus, of Creal Springs, Ill., was probably fatally injured this morning at Thebes. His right leg and arm were cut off by a pile driving machine, which has been stationed here during the winter. He was just alive at 1:45 p.m.
(The 12 Mar 1918, issue gives his name as Ralph B. Chamness.—Darrel Dexter)
Corp. Elliott Forner,
infantry, severely wounded, March 1, J. C.
12-year-old daughter of Albert
Wednesday at her father's home in New York City. The
body, which was brought here (Charleston, Mo.) for burial,
arrived here Friday evening and was taken to the home of
Judge Levi Danforth
on Virginia Street. The funeral was conducted by Rev.
Lemons of the
Baptist Church and Rev.
Minor of the
Christian Church on Saturday morning. Interment was in
the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Paul Burn Morgan, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Morgan, of East Prairie, Mo., died at midnight Saturday, after physicians were unable to remove a ragged piece of steel from his throat.
The child had swallowed the steel at home and was brought to St. Mary's for attention when the local physician could not remove the object.
The remains were removed to the E. A.
Burke undertaking parlors, where they were prepared for burial.
The body was taken to East Prairie Sunday morning where
funeral services were probably held today.
Viola May Vance, daughter of Edward Vance, one of Cairo’s enlisted men at Camp Taylor, died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richards, near the Suburban Hotel this morning. The remains were taken on the 2 o’clock interurban car to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment. E. A Burke had charge of the funeral. The father returned from Camp Taylor at noon today for the funeral.
Mrs. Ida F. Kirkwood, 210 Twelfth Street, died at St. Mary's Infirmary at 10 o'clock this morning of appendicitis.
The remains were prepared for burial by E. A. Burke, and will be taken to Beech Grove Cemetery on the interurban car at 10 o'clock Thursday morning for interment.
Mrs. Kirkwood was a
widow and conducted a rooming house on Twelfth Street.
Mrs. Saminthia Pool, aged 72 years, widow of the late William Pool, died on March 1 at her home in Mill Creek, after a residence of 66 years in this section. She came here from Whitely County, Ky., with her parents, William and Matilda Price. She was the mother of 12 children, three of whom survive, Louis and Charles Pool, and Mrs. Sarah Cruse, and leaves also three sisters, Mrs. Susan Keith, aged 83, of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Malinda Jordan, and Miss Elsie Price, of Mill Creek. A number of grandchildren are also left. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Lockard, and burial was in St. John’s Cemetery.
(William Pool married
Semantha Price on
2 Apr 1863, in Union Co., Ill.
Peter A. Cruse
married Sarah M.
Poole on 31 May 1888, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Richard M. Nimmo married Susan Price
on 28 Jun 1862, in Union Co., Ill.
Keith, 41, of Willard’s Landing, married Mrs. Susan
Nimmo, 36, of
Anna, on 6 Jun 1876, in Union Co., Ill.
John F. Jordan
married Malinda Price
on 18 Jul 1875, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Aden, 23, married Caroline
Pool, 19, born in
Pulaski Co., Ill., daughter of William
Pool and Samantha
Price, on 27 Sep
1891, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel
We wish to thank our friends for their kind assistance in our late
bereavement the death of our little daughter, Mildred Marie.
Their help to us during her illness and their sympathy at
all times has been a great comfort to us.
Thursday, 7 Mar
E. R. Price, aged about
forty-four years, died early this morning at St. Mary’s
Infirmary after a lingering illness. He was employed in the
Illinois Central freight offices and has no relatives
residing in Cairo. His mother, Mrs. L. E.
Work, who lives
in Wetherford, Texas, has been notified of her son's death
and the remains are at
Undertaking Parlors awaiting word from her.
John S. Ray, aged 74 years, of Bardwell, Ky., died Wednesday of pneumonia, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Gid Shepard, near Bardwell, according to word received in Cairo last night.
Mr. Ray was an old Civil War veteran and fought on the side of the south under General A. S. Johnston, at Shiloh.
Surviving him are two sons and one daughter, two brothers, Curran Ray and Lee Ray, of Bardwell, and Paducah respectively.
Funeral services will be held Friday or Saturday.
Mrs. Katherine Gentry, of East Cairo, died Wednesday morning, at 9 o'clock of heart failure at the age of 70 years. She was the wife of C. H. Gentry, a prosperous farmer of East Cairo, and the couple are well known in Cairo and adjoining Kentucky points.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Barlow, Ky.
Burke has charge
Ellis E. Cox and Will
Howe were called
to Gracey, Ky., last night by the death of an uncle of Mr.
Cox, of that
place. No details were given in the message.
E. R. PRICE
BURIED AT BEECH GROVE TODAY
Funeral services over the remains of E. R.
Price, who died Thursday at St. Mary’s Infirmary, were held this
morning at Burke's
undertaking parlors, and the body was taken to Beech Grove
Cemetery for burial. Mrs.
Whitlock, Tenn., arrived in Cairo this morning.
Charles H. Barry died
suddenly in Philadelphia this morning, according to a
message received by relatives here today. Mr.
president of the Pennsylvania Fire insurance Company of
Philadelphia and was prominent and well known in insurance
circles. He was a brother-in-law of Messrs. W. B. and Miles
Frederick Gilbert, of Cairo.
A Creal Springs dispatch gives the following account of the death of Ralph Chamness, at Thebes:
The body of Ralph Brose Chamness, 18 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brose Chamness, formerly of this city, was brought to Creal Springs from Thebes Monday afternoon.
The young man was fatally injured Friday afternoon while employed on a dredge boat on the Mississippi, being caught in a pile driver. He was reared in this place and attended the city schools.
The family lived 1,500 yards of the river at Illmo, where Ralph was employed in the Civil Service Department at Gray's Point.
(Brose Chamness married
Maude Foster on
27 Sep 1893, in Williamson Co., Ill.—Darrel
R. L. Scott, agent for the Illinois Central, died very suddenly at 6 o'clock Monday evening according to word received in Cairo today. No details are given. He leaves a widow and three daughters, Misses Lucille, Emily, and Malone, and one son, Richard Scott.
R. L. Scott was 58 years of age and had been agent for the Illinois Central and Mobile and Ohio at Wickliffe for 29 years. He was stricken with heart failure at 1:30 in the afternoon while at work, and died at 5:45 p.m.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock.
Clarence S. Alvey, Jr.,
the three-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Alvey, of 223 Twenty-eighth Street, died early Tuesday morning. The
body was removed to Burke's undertaking parlors and prepared for burial. It was shipped
to Wetaug this morning at 4:30 o'clock, where interment will
take place at Pisgah Cemetery.
The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon. The song and prayer services were held at two o'clock at the Christian church by Brother McCave. Afterwards the remains were taken to the cemetery by the Masons with all the Masonic honors. Mr. Scott was about sixty years of age, was born and raised in Salisbury, Tenn., and had been employed as depot agent here for the last thirty-five years with the exception of about three months about two years ago, when the people elected him for county clerk, although he did not run for office. He quit the railroad and served as county clerk about two or three months and then resigned and returned to the railroad and has been a constant and faithful employee since, as he was before and will certainly be missed greatly by all the people all over the county. He was a member of good standing of the Christian Church. He was greatly loved and respected by everyone who came in contact with him and his employment being such, he met many people. Besides a host of warm friends, he leaves five brothers and one sister, his wife and three daughters and one son. The funeral offerings were beautiful. The bereaved family have the greatest sympathy from the entire community.
Funeral services for the late R. L.
Scott, who died at his home in Wickliffe Tuesday, were held
Wednesday afternoon in the Christian church. The services
were in charge of the Masonic lodge of which Mr.
Scott was a
member. A large crowd was present and there were many
floral offerings. Mr.
Scott was a
veteran and one of the best known and most popular men in
Captain William S. Larson, of the Cairo Corps of Salvation Army, died at the Army home, 2705 Commercial Avenue, this morning at 8 o'clock after a long illness, which extended through the period he has been stationed in this city. He was brought home from St. Mary’s Infirmary Thursday and died of arterial sclerosis.
Surviving the deceased are his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Larson, and four children, Louis, Ruth, Noma, and Jessie. His body was taken to Burke's undertaking parlors and prepared for burial. The body will be shipped to Galesburg, his home, Sunday morning, at 2 o'clock, where interment will take place.
Capt. Larson succeeded
Capt. Lewis at
Cairo last October, Capt.
Lewis going to
Marion, Ill. Mrs.
Larson will retire from active service for a period at
least and will remain at Galesburg, or will go to her home
at Warsaw, Ind., where her people are located.
MURPHYSBORO, Ill., March 15—Dr. J. P. Grimes, prison physician at the Sothern Illinois Penitentiary at Chester, died at St. Andrew's Hospital here today, as the result of meningitis that developed suddenly Tuesday night.
Dr. Grimes came to
Murphysboro with Warden James A.
White to perform
a critical operation upon Mrs.
operation was performed Tuesday morning. That night the
surgeon became very ill, was delirious Wednesday and was
taken to the hospital and later became unconscious.
(G. W. Ellenwood married Maggie Hale
on 19 Nov 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
His marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery reads:
Ellenwood Born Oct. 19, 1864 Died March 14, 1918.—Darrel
Saturday, 16 Mar
Mabel, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Thirty-third Street, died this morning at St. Mary’s
Infirmary after an illness for four days of pneumonia. The
little girl was a pupil of the Elmwood School. The remains
were removed to Karcher Bros. undertaking parlors, where they were prepared for
burial. The body will be taken to Wickliffe this evening,
where the funeral will occur Sunday.
Mrs. Annie Kobler died this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her home, 711 Center Street, after an illness of about six weeks. She suffered a paralytic stroke on February the first and has been gradually growing weaker since that time, having been confined to her bed constantly. Mrs. Kobler has lived an extremely active life and had been in the best of health until the stroke.
She was 75 years old and was born in Tippah, Miss. She came to Cairo in 1863. For a number of years she has carried on a daily business at her home in Center Street. She is the mother-in-law of James Hoffman, of 704 Center Street, and leaves surviving her two sisters, Mrs. Mary Major, of DuQuoin, and Mrs. Josie Swayne, of Sandoval, Ill. Mrs. Swayne is in Cairo and Mrs. Major will arrive Sunday.
No funeral arrangements have been announced.
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Kobler, who died at her home on Center Street Saturday afternoon, will be held at the First Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The funeral party will leave the house at 1:15. Rev. John W. Coontz, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will be made at Beech Grove the funeral cortege will be conveyed to the cemetery in a special interurban car.
The pallbearers will be Messrs. John W. C.
Fry, M. J. Howley, W. H.
Gibson, Jesse E.
Miller, Taylor C.
Clendenen, and John
HARRISBURG, Ill., March 19—David Nally was shot and killed by Richard Weir, during a quarrel over the ownership of a garden of onions.
Both men lived in the same house. It is alleged Weir threatened to shoot Nally, whereupon Nally told Weir if he did not shoot he was a coward. Weir emptied the gunshot into Nally's body, causing instant death. Weir was arrested.
The funeral services of the late Mrs. Annie Kobler were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the First Methodist Church. Rev. John W. Coontz officiating. The services were largely attended and the floral offerings were abundant. Interment was made at Beech Grove where the funeral party was conveyed in special interurban cars. The pallbearers were Messrs. John W. C. Fry, John M. Dewey, W. H. Gibson, Jesse E. Miller, T. C. Clendenen, and B. McManus, Jr.
Died—March 19, 1918, Mrs. J. J. Webster, age 54 years, at family residence, 3515 Commercial Avenue, Cairo.
Funeral cortege will leave residence at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, March 21st. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. L. D. Lamkin, pastor at Cairo Baptist Church, Tenth and Poplar streets, at 10 a.m. Interment at Central City, Ills., leave via Illinois Central at 11:15 a.m.
Mrs. Matilda Webster, wife of J. J. Webster, of Thirty-fourth Street and Commercial Avenue, died at 8:20 o’clock Tuesday night at her home after an illness of more than two weeks. She was 53 years old at the time of her death and had been a resident of Cairo for over 25 years. She died of pneumonia.
Harry Webster and Ralph Brisbin, her sons, and only children, were called home from Camp Taylor, where they are members of the National Army to be at her bedside and arrived on the night of Saturday, March 16. A sister of the deceased, Mrs. Bennett Jarvis, of Centralia, Ill., was also at her bedside, when the end came.
Mrs. Webster came to Cairo from Centralia, where she had married J. E. Brisbin. She came to Cairo a widow and married J. J. Webster here in 1888. She had a son by each marriage. The Webster Hotel at Thirty-fourth Street and Commercial Avenue has been operated by Mr. and Mrs. Webster for a long number of years.
Surviving the deceased are the husband, J. J. Webster, two sons, Harry Webster and Ralph Brisbin, two brothers, Edward and William Altenbeumer, of Centralia, four sisters, Mrs. Bennett Jarvis, Mrs. Augusta Jansen, Ms. Amelia Murphy, and Mrs. Lizzie Skipper, all of Centralia. She also leaves one granddaughter, Miss Juanita Brisbin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brisbin.
Mrs. Ralph Brisbin is also in a critical condition and may be unable to attend the funeral services.
(Jacob E. Brisbin married Matilda W.
Altenbaumer on 24 Sep 1885, in Marion Co., Ill.
Webster married Mrs. Matilda
Brisbon on 29 Nov
1888, in Alexander Co., Ill.
married Mary A.
Altenbaumer on 22 Dec 1898, in Marion Co., Ill.
Murphy married Amelia
Altenbaumer on 29
Sep 1892, in Marion Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mrs. Edie Jane Turbaville died Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. at her home in Mounds. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Turbaville, two sons, Paul and Otis T., and one daughter, Doris. Interment will be at Pulaski, Ill., Friday afternoon, leaving on I. C. train No. 6.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. at the M. E. church at Mounds, Rev. J. A. Dunn officiating.
(Joseph Turbyville married Ettie Jane Lackey on 26 Feb 1891, in Pulaski Co., Ill. Her marker in Rose Hill Cemetery at Pulaski reads: Etta J. wife of Joe Turbaville Born March 7, 1873 Died March 20, 1918.—Darrel Dexter)
Miss Clara P. Bailey
died Wednesday at her home in Zanesville, Ohio, according to
a message received in Cairo today. Miss
Bailey is well
known to many of the older residents of Cairo, where she
used often to visit as the guest of the late Mrs. Charles
J. A. Goldstein, former
Cairo resident, when he was senior member of the firm of
Goldstein & Rosenwater,
is very low at his home in New York and not expected to
D. W. Sammons, an old resident of Alexander County, died at his home at Thebes, at 8:30 o'clock last night, at the age of 70 years. The deceased leaves a widow and four daughters, three of them married and the other, Ruth, aged 8 years, who lived at home with her parents. His widow was formerly Miss Scenea Felter, of Cairo.
Mr. Sammons also leaves two brothers, John A. Sammons, formerly of Cairo, but now of Thebes, and D. Sammons, of Olive Branch.
(Webster Sammons married
Louisa J Baygard
on 15 Sep 1870, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Sammons married Malinda A.
Rose on 4 Apr
1883, in Alexander Co., Ill.
His marker in Thebes Cemetery reads:
Sammons Born Feb. 10, 1848 Died March 21, 1918.—Darrel
James B. Wall, aged 75 years, father of Judge William A. Wall, of Mound City, passed away at his home there at 2:18 o'clock this morning. He had been in failing health for over a year and on Thursday of last week he was taken down with pneumonia, from which he was unable to recover.
Religious services will be held at the residence in Mound City Saturday at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. J. B. Johnson, of the M. E. church and the remains will be taken to Mounds by automobile where the Illinois Central train will be taken at 11:35 for Anna. Burial will be at the family burying ground at Western Saratoga beside his wife who passed away twenty years ago. Funeral services will be held at the old home conducted by Rev. W. C. Locker, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church there.
Mr. Wall was a native of Lebanon, Tenn., where he was born on Sept. 2, 1842. He removed to Union County with his parents and spent the greater part of his life there as a farmer at Western Saratoga. About twelve years ago he retired and moved to Mound City, where he has since lived with his son, Sherman B. Wall.
Four daughters are also left besides the two sons. They are Mrs. Maude Southall, of Louisville, Mrs. Minnie Adams, of Centralia, Mrs. Rhoda Pender, of Western Saratoga, and Mrs. Clem Wright, of Lick Creek.
Mr. Wall was a member of the Baptist Church at Mound City. E. A. Burke, of Cairo, is in charge of the burial.
(James Wall married Ann
E. Wright on 4
Oct 1863, in Union Co., Ill.
Eli Keith, son of Amos Keith
and Mary Crayton,
married Rhoda Agnes
Wall, 21, born in Union Co., Ill., daughter of James
Wall and Annie
Wright, on 15 Mar
1891, in Union Co., Ill.
W. M. Pender married Mrs. Rhoda
Keith on 1 Oct 1899, in Johnson Co., Ill.
His marker in Wall Cemetery near Western Saratoga
reads: James B.
Jacob A. Goldstine, former Cairoite and at one time leading dry goods merchant in this section, passed away at his home in New York Thursday noon. The infirmities of age are believed to have caused his death.
The body will be brought back to Cairo and buried in Villa Ridge cemetery. Miss Rose Goldstine, daughter of the deceased, and Chester White, grandson, will accompany the remains here, arriving Tuesday morning. The funeral arrangements here will be in charge of the Masonic order, Mr. Goldstine having kept up his membership in Cairo Commandary, No. 14, Knights Templar, until his death.
Mr. Goldstine was born in Hungary on Aug. 17, 1832, and was 86 years at his death.
Mr. Goldstine received a liberal education in the schools of his native land and on May 22, 1859, he was married to Miss Mary Roth. Two daughters were born and with his wife and children in 1863 Mr. Goldstine came to America. First locating in Cleveland, Ohio, he removed to Cairo on Feb. 10, 1864, and the following year formed a partnership with Samuel Rosenwater, and the firm of Goldstine & Rosenwater was for years the leading dry goods store in this whole section.
Mr. Goldstine took active part in the life of the community. He was a member of the Cairo Board of Education for many years. His daughters, of whom, Miss Anna Goldstine, afterward married Samuel White, both attended and graduated from Vassar College.
After his retirement from the dry goods business here, Mr. Goldstine for a time conducted a book store, later moving to New York where he has lived quietly since, with his wife and daughter Miss Rosa.
Upon the arrival of the body at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning, it will be taken to Mrs. Falconer's undertaking parlors, where it will lie in state until 9 o'clock.
At 9:30 o'clock it will be taken by Illinois Central train to Villa Ridge cemetery, where burial will be under the auspices of Cairo lodge No. 237, A. F. & A. M. Worshipful Master S. G. Richardson will conduct the services. There will be a Knight Templar escort. Friends of Mr. Goldstine and family are invited to attend the burial.
(Samuel White married
Anna B. Goldstine
on 24 Jun 1891, in Alexander Co., Ill.
His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge
reads: Jacob A.
1832-1918 Our Father.—Darrel
Andrew Donna Scaggs, of
Tyler, Texas, who was killed in an aviation fight in France
recently, was a nephew of Dr. J. W.
Dunn, of 229
Sixth Street. The young man was but twenty-one and give up
his life for our country. In appreciation of this there was
a big memorial meeting in Tyler, when for the first time in
history, stated a Tyler paper, "Ministers of every
denomination spoke from the same platform, honoring the
first citizen of Tyler who gave up his life on the
battlefield of France."
We wish to thank our friends for their kind assistance in our late
bereavement, the death of our wife and mother, Mrs. Edie
Jane Turbaville. Their
help to us doing her illness and their sympathy at all times
has been a great comfort to us.
Mrs. Eliza Sackett, widow of the late James L. Sackett, has recently lost both of her sons by death. The lived on the Sackett farm one mile south of Elco in this county.
James L. Sackett, aged nearly 41 years, died in Chicago, Nov. 17, while on his way home from a sanitarium at Buffalo, where he had been hoping to obtain relief from tuberculosis from which he had been a sufferer for several years. George B. Sackett also died in Chicago, where he had gone to receive medical treatment. He was also 46 years of age.
Mrs. Sackett is left alone on her farm. Her four daughters are Miss Minnie Sackett, of Waco, Texas; Mrs. Silas Slack, San Gabriel, Calif., Mrs. P. T. Loeschner, of Tamms.
(James L. Sackett
married Eliza J.
Anson on 24 Mar 1858, in St. Clair Co., Ill.
Dunning married Clara M.
Sackett on 5 Jul
1895, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Silas Slack married Mrs. Clara M.
Dunning on 16 Sep 1899, in Alexander Co., Ill.
married Rosa S.
Sackett on 7 Feb 1886, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Two markers in Hazlewood Cemetery near Elco read:
Sackett Born July 14, 1877 Died Nov. 18, 1917.
Peace Be Thine.
George R. Sackett Born Dec. 8, 1878 Died March 17, 1918.
Peace Be Thine.—Darrel
We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to the many friends
who were so kind and untiring in their devotion during the
illness and death of our loved one.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Lyons,
of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs.
Mrs. Howard Kendee,
and little son Billy, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Phelps of 422 Tenth Street. They came down with the body of C. F.
death and funeral took place in Chicago one month ago. He
was placed in the vault in Oakland Cemetery. He was buried
yesterday in the family lot at Wickliffe, Ky. They will
remain for a few days visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Phelps and other
relatives. C. F.
Phelps was the father of Mrs.
Lyons and Paul
Funeral services over the remains of the late Jacob A. Goldstine were held this morning at Mrs. Falconer's undertaking establishment on Sixth Street, where they were taken immediately upon their arrival from New York at 6 o'clock this morning.
The services were conducted by S. G. Richardson, Worshipful Master of the Cairo Lodge, A. F. and A. M., and with an escort from Cairo Commandary, No. 51, Knights Templar, the body was taken by special train to Villa Ridge cemetery for interment.
Samuel White came on
from New York to attend the funeral and Chester
White, his son, and Miss Rosa
Goldstine, accompanied the body of their grandfather and
father back to Cairo.
He leaves surviving him Asenath Sammons, his widow, and three daughters, Mrs. Charles H. Clifford, of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Richard T. Emmerson, of Nameoki, Ill., and Ruth Sammons. Three former companions and eight children have preceded him in death. He united with the Baptist Church in 1879 and was a member at his death. Burial was at Thebes on March 23.
We desire to express our thanks to friends and all who assisted us
in any way during the long illness and death of our husband
and father and for the beautiful floral offerings.
Barney Pickett, a switchman, was killed at Mounds at 5:30 this morning while at work on the repair rack. He was caught between two cars and crushed to death. He died immediately.
Pickett was 24 years old and leaves a wife who boards with the Frizelles at 314 Eighteenth Street in Cairo. He made arrangements to move his residence to Mounds next week.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many friends for their kind and loving expressions of sympathy for the death of our beloved mother and wife. We also wish to thank those who sent the beautiful floral offerings.
J. J Webster
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Brisben
Harry O. Webster
Watwood, who has
been ill for several weeks from dropsy, died March 16.
She leaves two brothers, Mr. Gene
Watwood, of this
city, and Mr. Henry
Watwood, of Jefferson City Mo., also several nieces and
nephews and a host of friends to mourn her loss.
She was buried at the Wickliffe cemetery, the funeral
services being conducted by Rev.
of Mr. and Mrs. John
Cross, of Birds Point, Mo., who died Friday of
pneumonia, was brought here (Wickliffe, Ky.) for burial.
Greenfield, Tenn., is the new agent sent here (Wickliffe,
Ky.) to fill the vacancy left by the death of R. L.
His wife and little son, Marcus, who have been
visiting him, left Tuesday.
The infant son of John A. Hofheinz, died in New Orleans Tuesday according to a message received by Cairo friends today.
Mr. Hofheinz was
recently transferred from New Orleans to Memphis, where he
has charge of the Columbia graphophone department in a large
department store. His wife and baby have been with Mrs.
parents in New Orleans and expected to join him in Memphis
this spring. The little fellow underwent a surgical
operation last week and was thought to be getting along
nicely when the news of his death came. Mr.
Hofheinz was in
Cairo, his old home recently called by the death of his
The remains of Barney
Pickett, switchman who was killed at Mounds Wednesday
morning, were taken to Bardwell, Ky., today for burial
An inquest was held this morning over the body of the infant found dead in the rear of the Green Tree Hotel Thursday afternoon and a verdict returned by the coroner's jury that the child was stillborn, removing the mother from any liability as to its death.
The child was found by the housekeeper at the hotel Thursday morning and reported to the proprietor who in turn notified Officer Fitzhugh. Fitzhugh went to the hotel, heard the story of the dining of the body and found that the mother was Mrs. Guy Major, of Lutesville, Ky., according to her statements. The officer took her to police headquarters where she was detained, pending investigation.
He called Dr. Clarke and the two viewed the body and then interviewed the mother. The coroner was notified and the inquest set for nine o'clock this morning.
Testifying before the coroner's jury, the proprietor and housekeeper of the hotel stated the woman, who is but 18 years of age, had been given a room Tuesday night she had applied for work and been told that the hotel was not in need of help at the time. From Tuesday until the time of finding the body, neither heard any disturbance in the room. When the body was found, the mother was about to leave the city.
The mother laid the coroner’s jury at St. Mary’s Infirmary this
morning, where she is being cared for, that she had come to
Cairo to look for work. She denied knowing of her condition
and stated she came from Lutesville, Ky. She was unable to
say where the town was located beyond the fact that it was a
small place without a station in the coal mining
territory. She declared the child was dead when born
Saturday, 30 Mar 1918:
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Anglin lost their infant son 11 months old the first of the week from a severe attack of measles and complications. (Pulaski)
Barney Pickett was killed by a switch engine and Mounds Tuesday night. He was a grandson of Capt. R. Randol of this place (Bardwell, Ky.) The remains were brought for interment Thursday.
REV. HARDISON’S WIFE PASSED AWAY
Mrs. J. A Hardison, wife of Rev. S. A. Hardison, pastor of the A. M. E. Church on Seventeenth Street, died at her home, 2715 Park Avenue, at 10:25 Thursday morning and funeral services will be held from the residence at 8:45 o’clock tonight. The body will be taken to her former home at Minneapolis, Minn., for interment. Malarial fever and a general rundown condition resulted in her death.
Mrs. Hardison is survived by her husband and mother and a brother, who lives in Minneapolis.
Corporal Arthur Liebermann, officer in charge of the Cairo Recruiting Station of the United States Army, received a message this morning from his home in Chicago stating the body of his brother, William, aged 15 years, had been found near Chicago. The body had been missing from home for five weeks and was found drowned.
Corporal Liebermann had
been informed that the lad started out on a hunting trip
from his Chicago home five weeks ago and had not been seen
again; a smaller boy who accompanied the party, also failed
to return home. It is thought possible by Corporal
one or more others may have been missing also. The telegram
received this morning stated that the boy with others had
been found drowned, giving the impression that the smaller
boy and perhaps another had been also drowned.
The funeral services of Mrs. Fannie
Pergrande, who died Saturday night at the home of her sister, Mrs.
E. C. Miller,
were held Sunday night at 9:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C.
Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Interment was made
at Metropolis this morning.
Entered into rest—March 31, 1918—Mrs. Martha B.
81 years, at family residence, 524 35th
Street. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. S.
of Christian Church, at the residence, Tuesday, April 2nd,
at 1:30 p.m. Special interurban train will leave 34th
and Washington Avenue at 2 o'clock p.m. Interment Beech
Grove Cemetery. Friends of family invited.
Jacob Hauenstein, of Tell City, Ind., father of Edward Hauenstein, of 502 Commercial Avenue, of this city, died at the home of his son at 2 o'clock Sunday morning at the age of 76 years. He died of capillary bronchitis, after an illness of about a week. He arrived a week ago from Tell City to visit his son.
Surviving the deceased are five sons, Edward, of Cairo, Charles, of Davenport, Iowa, Albert, of Tell City, Ind., John, of Kent, Ohio, and Harry, of Akron, Ohio.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. Robert
Dunlap at 9
o'clock at the undertaking parlors of
Brothers. The body was shipped to Tell City, Ind., this
morning, over the Big Four Railroad. Accompanying the body
were Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Mrs. Willie Oehler
Mrs. Martha V. Richardson
died Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock at the home of her son,
Thomas T. Richardson,
524 Thirty-fourth Street, after an illness of several months
due to the infirmities of old age.
Mrs. Richardson leaves surviving her seven children, three daughters Mrs. Adelaide R. Buchanan, of Cairo, Mrs. Sue H. Olinger, and Mrs. R. H. Sharp, of Chicago, and four sons, Thomas T. and Samuel G. Richardson, of Cairo, R. A. Richardson, of Kansas City, Mo., and J. S. Richardson, of Tampa, Fla. Mrs. Olinger and R. A. Richardson arrived in Cairo before their mother's death and Mrs. Sharp arrived this morning. Mr. J. S. Richardson will be unable to get here for the funeral.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the residence, 524 Thirty-fifth Street, conducted by Rev. J. S. Clements, pastor of the First Christian Church. The funeral party will go in a special interurban car to Beech Grove Cemetery where interment will be made.
The pall bearers are Messrs. H. C. Steinel, David Johns, Ed Riddle, C. C. Terrell, R. P. Flack, and William Bryant.
E. A. Burke is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
(Paschal S. Buchanan
married Addie L.
Richardson on 5 Mar 1890, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
Funeral services were held this afternoon for Mrs. Martha B.
death occurred Sunday night. The services were held at the
family residence, 524 Thirty-fifth Street, by Rev. J. S.
of the First Christian Church, and burial was at Beech Grove
CLINTON, Ky., April 3—Four persons were killed and property to the value of $75,000 was destroyed in a storm that swept over Hickman County about 8:30 last night, traveling from the northwest to the southeast.
The dead are: Mrs. Robert Jackson, two Jackson children, Mrs. Delia Courtney.
The dead were in the Jackson home three miles northwest of Clinton. Mr. Jackson was in Clinton at the time. A young man who was in the house at the time picked up one of the Jackson children, who was sick and taking another child with him, escaped from the house. The others remained in the house and were instantly killed or so badly injured that they died later.
The storm spent itself before it reached Wingo.
Mrs. Jackson is the
fourth victim in one family to lose their lives in a cyclone
within a year, her sister, Mrs.
lost her life in the last cyclone.
Thursday, 4 Apr
PADUCAH, Ky., April 4.—Presumed to have been despondent over ill
health, Ed Hall,
45 years of age, a well-known merchant of Ballard County,
Ky., shot and killed himself. He had been in bad health for
several months. The deceased is survived by his wife and
Julius Myers, brother of Al Myers, of the Gem Theater, died at 3 o'clock this afternoon of blood poisoning. He had been a patient at St. Mary’s Infirmary for a couple of weeks and his death was not unexpected as his physician held out no hope of his recovery.
Mr. Myers had been in poor health for a number of years. He spent some time in the southwest and gained in strength, so that he was able to come to Cairo and assist his brother in the management of the two playhouses here, the Gem and the Kimmel. It was while at work that he injured one of his hands and though it was thought to be slight at the time, blood poison set in and soon his condition became a matter of serious concern. He was taken to the hospital and given every attention, without avail.
The deceased was unmarried and leaves four brothers. Sam, Al, Rob and Ed Myers, besides a sister, Mrs. Keller.
(Abe Keller married
Annie B. Meyers
on 28 May 1885, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
MRS. JULIA MORRIS DIES AT SON'S HOME
Mrs. Julia Morris, widow of George G. Morris, 426 Twenty-fifth Street, died Thursday night at 7:30 after a brief illness due to the infirmities of old age. She was past 85 years and was born in Madison, Ind., Jan. 21, 1834. She moved with her husband, the late George Morris to Mound City in 1866 and from there to Cairo in 1886, where she has resided since. Her husband died some twenty-five years ago. She passed away at the home of her son, J. J. Morris, 426 Twenty-Fifth Street.
The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:45
o'clock at the residence, 426 Twenty-fifth Street. A
special interurban car will leave Twenty-fifth and
Commercial Avenue at 2:30 for Beech Grove Cemetery, where
interment will be made. Karcher
Brothers are in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Clara McGahey. of St. Louis, died this morning at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Johnson, in St. Louis, after an illness of about ten weeks following a paralytic stroke. Mrs. McGahey was for many years a resident of Cairo, having left here several years since to reside in St. Louis. She was 80 years old. Mrs. McGahey was a sister of Mrs. A. S. Ent, of Cairo, and leaves surviving her her daughter, Mrs. Johnson, and son, Mark McGahey, both of St. Louis. Her grandson, Raymond G. Abell, of Cairo, was at her bedside when she died.
(Alexander G. Abell
McGahey on 22 Aug 1883, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
The body of Julius Myers, whose death occurred Thursday afternoon was taken by Illinois Central train today on its way to New York, where burial will be Sunday afternoon in the beautiful Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Brooklyn, in the family lot, where his father, the late Herman Meyers and mother are buried.
Al Meyers and Robert Meyers and Mrs. A. Keller, brothers and sister of the deceased, accompanied the remains.
Mr. Meyers, who was a
native Cairoite, was associated with his father here in the
wholesale tobacco business and later in the same line in
Cincinnati and St. Louis. It was when ill health took him
to the southwest that he located at Flagstaff, Arizona. He
was a member of the Elks Lodge of that place.
We wish to thank our friends for their kind assistance in our late
bereavement, the death of our brother, Julius
Meyers. Their help to us during his illness and their sympathy at
all times has been a great comfort to us.
April 5, at home of her son, J. J.
Twenty-fifth Street. Funeral services will be held Saturday
afternoon at 1:45 at the residence, conducted by Rev. John
W. Coontz, pastor
of the First Methodist Church. Special interurban car will
leave Twenty-fifth and Commercial Avenue at 2:30 for Beech
Grove Cemetery, where interment will be made.
Logan Parham, well known locally, died at the home of his mother, Friday night at 8:40 o'clock. He has been ill of pneumonia for some time. He has been secretary for the Cairo Bartenders Union for some time. He was bartender at J. F. C. Berbling's saloon at Twelfth Street and Commercial Avenue, until the place was closed at the first of the year.
The body was taken to the E. A.
Burke parlors and prepared for burial.
Mrs. Ella M. Mumitsch died at her home in New York City early Thursday morning, the cause of her death being despondency over the death of her husband, who died about three months ago. She had grieved continually over his death and for various reasons it is thought that the step was planned several weeks ago.
She was the daughter of M. J. Farnbaker, of Cairo, and leaves surviving her besides her father, her brother, Fred Farnbaker, and her grandfather, Smith Torrance, of Cairo. Mrs. Humitsch was in Cairo in October 1916 during the last illness and death of her stepmother, Mrs. M. J. Farnbaker.
The body will be cremated according to her expressed wish and the
ashes placed in the urn with the ashes of her husband and
deposited in Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Sunday,
April 7. This request was made of the executrix of her
estate, Mrs. Laura King Gibney.
Herbert Bershers, son of
G. B. Bershers,
of Columbus, Ky., died at the age of 16 years at St. Mary’s
Infirmary at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, after an operation
for appendicitis. His father, a prominent farmer of near
Columbus, was with him at death. The remains were taken to
undertaking parlors and prepared for burial. The father
took the body home this morning and interment will probably
take place Sunday.
"Bud" Johnson, aged 55 years, was run down and killed on the Missouri Pacific bridge at Thebes Friday at 8:40 o'clock when he stepped in front of an eastbound Missouri Pacific train. The Missouri Pacific train arrived at the bridge approach on the east bound track, but a Cotton Belt train running west on the wrong track, because of temporary congestion, it is said, forced the Missouri Pacific train on the wrong track.
who is said to have been near-sighted, stepped on the west
bound track, thinking that it would not be used by the
eastbound train, and was run down and killed. His body was
badly mutilated, his head being crushed and his right foot
cut off at the ankle. He leaves a wife and five children.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 6—William Wright, 52, of Sikeston, Mo., came to St. Louis last Saturday to see the city. On the same day he reported to the police that he had been robbed of $80.
On Monday he was stuck by an automobile at Ninth and St. Clair
streets, and was killed. S.
Walton, who was driving the machine, testified at the
inquest today that he was going very slowly and that
seemed to be in a dazed condition, stepped directly in front
of the car. An examination showed that
Wright had been
shot, not later than Sunday. No clues to the shooting has
McGahey—Died in St. Louis, Friday, April 5, Mrs. Carrie McGahey.
Remains will be brought down to Beech Grove Cemetery on Illinois
Central train No. 5, Sunday afternoon and burial will be on
arrival of the train. Cairo friends invited to attend.
Died—April 5, 1918, Logan L. Parham, age 30 years. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor Lutheran Church, at E. A. Burke's undertaking parlors, Sunday, April 7, 1918, at 2 p.m.
Special interurban cars will leave at 2:30 p.m. Interment Beech
Grove Cemetery. Friends invited.
All members of local 627 Bartenders' International League are
hereby notified to meet at their hall Sunday, April 17, at 1
o'clock p.m. to attend the funeral of our late brother and
secretary Logan Parham. A large attendance is requested. By order of
Camp Taylor, Ky., April 8—Col. William L.
Guthrie, of the 309th Engineers, died today of pneumonia.
Miss Mary Catherine McElligott died this morning at 12:45 o'clock at her home, 221 Twelfth Street, after a lingering illness of three years. She was born September 3, 1884, and leaves surviving her mother, Mrs. Fanny McEliggott, three sisters, Mrs. Gus Swoboda, Mrs. George Shafer, and Miss Lucy McElligott, and four brothers, John, Harry, Maurice and Joseph McElligott, all of Cairo.
The funeral services will be held Friday morning at 8:15 o'clock at
St. Patrick’s Church, Rev. Father
officiating. The funeral cortege will take a special
Illinois Central train to Villa Ridge where interment will
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., April 10—Corporal
Mattoon, killed himself by shooting here Thursday, April
4. He was with the 10th United States
regulars. He had been despondent for some time.
Thursday, 11 Apr
McElligott—Died in this city, Tuesday, April 10, 1918, Mary K. McElligott.
Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s Church at 8:15 o'clock Friday morning, conducted by Rev. J. J. Downey. The funeral cortege will leave the residence, 221 Twelfth Street, at 8 o'clock for the church.
Special Illinois Central train will leave Fourteenth and Ohio streets for Villa Ridge at 9:15 o'clock where interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery.
Friends of the family are invited.
The pallbearers will be Frank Schaefer, Andy Schaefer, Ike LaHue, Arthur Kessler, John Tidwell, William Bambrick, John Lehning, and Will Langan.
(A marker in Calvary Cemetery in Villa Ridge reads:
McElligott Died April 9, 1918.—Darrel
(William P. Minnich
married Emma G. Brown
on 5 Dec 1881, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
W. R. Smith, aged 64
years, died this morning at 12:30 o'clock at his home, 618
Thirty-seventh Street, after an illness of some time of
heart trouble. He is survived by his wife. The funeral
services will be held tonight at 8 o'clock at the residence
conducted by Rev. M. L.
Turner. The remains will be taken Saturday morning on the Illinois
Central to Metropolis, where interment will be made. E. A.
Burke has charge
of the funeral arrangements.
Joseph Seufert, aged 62 years, of Sikeston, Mo., died Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at St. Mary’s Infirmary, after an illness of four weeks, the last two weeks of which he had been in the hospital.
He is a farmer of near Sikeston, and leaves his wife, Mrs. Dillie Seufert, two brothers, Frank, of St. Louis, and Adam, of Texas, and two sisters, Mary and Sofa.
The body was taken to
Karcher Brothers undertaking parlors and prepared for
Ramsey, a son-in-law, accompanied the body to Sikeston
this afternoon, where burial will take place Saturday.
Funeral services of the late Miss Mary K. McElliggott were held this morning at 8:15 o'clock at St. Patrick’s Church, Rev. Father James J. Downey officiating. The remains were taken in a special Illinois Central train to Villa Ridge where interment was made in Calvary cemetery.
The pallbearers were Messrs. Frank
Schaefer, Andy Schaefer,
John Tidwell, William Bambrick,
John Lehning, and
(William Page married
Agnes May on 26
Aug 1885, St. Clair Co., Ill.—Darrel
Friday morning, April 12, at his home, 618 Thirty-seventh
Street, W. R. Smith,
aged 64. Funeral services will be held at the residence
tonight at 8 o'clock conducted by Rev. M. L.
Turner, pastor of
the Calvary Baptist Church. Interment at Metropolis, Ill.,
A telegram from Charleston, S.C., Monday to Mr. and Mrs. James Favors, of near Charleston, announced the death of their son, John Favors, in the U.S. Navy containment at Paris Island, the death being due to pneumonia, says the Charleston Enterprise Courier.
is the first of the Mississippi County boys, so far as is
known, who has made the "supreme sacrifice" in the nation’s
service in the war. He enlisted in the Marine Corps about
two months ago.
Richard Aldrich dropped
dead on the street at his home in Sturgis, Ky., Sunday
according to word received this morning. The remains will
arrive in Cairo on the Paducah train this evening and from
here will be taken to Mound City, where the funeral services
will be held at the home of Mrs. Will
Allen, sister-in-law of Mr.
Aldrich. The funeral arrangements have not been
announced as a daughter residing in Lilburn, Ky., has not
been heard from.
BARDWELL, Ky., April 15.—John L. Tegethorff, a prominent farmer whose home was a mile from Bardwell, Ky., died Sunday after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mr. Tegethorff was 70 years old and was born in Germany. He came to America when fourteen and has lived near Bardwell since then. He was a charter member of the Baptist church in Bardwell and has been a deacon in the church for the past 35 years.
He leaves surviving him five children, a daughter, Mrs. Will Haws, of Cunningham, Ky., and four sons, Ed, Robert, Lon and Floyd, of Bardwell. Floyd is in training at Camp Zachary Taylor with the U. S. Army. Mr. Tegethoff also leaves two brothers, Will L. Tegethoff, of Cairo, and Charles Tegethoff, of Bardwell, and a sister, Mrs. J. W. Dowd, who lives in Mississippi.
The funeral services were held this afternoon in the Baptist
church, Rev. W. J.
Gardner, of Martin, Tenn., officiating.
City Health Officer Clarke
reported that there were 29 deaths in Cairo in March. Of
the total, 21 were residents and 15 where whites and 14 were
Brown—Died April 15th at 4:30 a.m. Claude Allison Brown, age 11 months old, of measles, son of J. Ben Brown.
Funeral will be held at home of granddfather, Mr. Stone
April 16. Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery. E. A.
Burke has charge
We wish to thank our friends for their kind assistance in our late
bereavement, the death of our father, W. R.
Smith. Their help to us during his illness and their sympathy at
all times has been a great comfort to us.
Hall, who was
called to Cairo by the death of his grandfather, the late W.
R. Smith, left
today for his home in Quapaw, Okla.
John Wesley Childers, the 17-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Childers, of Marshton, Mo., died at St. Mary's Infirmary Sunday night after an illness of pneumonia. The child was brought to the hospital in a dying condition early Sunday.
The body was taken to Farensburg by the parents today, their former
home, where burial will take place Tuesday.
Dupree Miller, aged 16 years and a high school student, son of C. G. Miller, vice president of the Peterson Miller Box Company, was accidentally shot and killed last night by Arthur Windsor, aged 15 years, son of Nelson Winsdor, superintendent of the Singer Manufacturing Company veneer mills. The shot was from an automatic revolver, of .25 caliber.
The parents of the two boys had left the children at home while attending the Liberty Loan meeting at the opera house and Dupree came from his home to play at the Winsdor residence, bringing the revolver with him. He showed it to the others, including Arthur, on the lawn and later when the children went into the house to play. The Miller boy removed the magazine from the gun, but left one shell in the magazine, unthinkingly and laid the gun on the table. The gun was snapped several times by the children and a little later the Winsdor boy picked it up and snapped it again at Dupree. The cartridge fired and Dupree shot through the heart, turned to run home. He passed out the door, across the lawn, and fell at the grass plot on the edge of the gutter. Dr. Bondurant, who was calling at the residence of H. H. Halliday, across the street, examined the boy, but saw that he was beyond assistance. The bullet pierced the left ventricle of the heart and internal hemorrhage resulted in death in a few moments.
The magazine was found today, upstairs in the Winsdor home, where it had been carried by one of the children, showing that the gun had never been reloaded. Why the cartridge did not explode during the first times it was snapped is unexplained.
The parents of both boys are prostrated and the young
refused to be comforted in the death of his playmate by his
hand. Lieut. Robert
Miller, who is at Camp Grant, Clifton, at the University of Illinois
ground school, and Allan, at the University of Wisconsin,
Madison, Wis., have been called home. Allan is
en route, while
the other two brothers are expected to start as soon as they
can obtain military leave. It is thought all will be
here some time tomorrow.
Miller—Died, April 16, 1918, Dupree Goodwin Miller, son of Clannie G. and Ethel M. Miller, aged 15 years and 10 months.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence, No. 2904 Elm
Street, at 2:45 p.m. Thursday April 18. Special
interurban train will leave Elm and Twenty-eighth Streets
for Beechwood Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Friends of the
family are invited.
Eugene Carter, aged 42,
died at 3 o'clock this morning, at his residence, No. 307
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the family residence
over the remains of Dupree
Miller, son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
Miller, whose tragic death shocked Cairo Thursday night.
Rev. A. T. Tomshany,
pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiated and the
remains were taken by special interurban train for Beechwood
Cemetery, where they were buried under a mound of the most
Mrs. Mary McFadden, aged 60 years, died suddenly at her home, 712 Thirty-fifth Street, Thursday. She was apparently in good health and her death was a shock to her many friends in Cairo. She leaves surviving her seven sons, Luther McFadden, of Mayfield, Ky., Allen McFadden, of Austin, Texas, Clarence, Leonard, Arthur, Walter and Eddie McFadden, all of Cairo.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at Fulton, Ky., conducted by
a Missionary Baptist minister. Interment will be made
at McGuire Cemetery. The funeral party leaves Cairo
early Saturday morning for Fulton.
Mr. W. G. Spiller, father of Mrs. Oris Rule, of Cairo, died this morning at his home in Murphysboro, after an illness of several months. He was 77 years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Rule went to Murphysboro this morning to attend the funeral, which will be Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Spiller visited their daughter here last winter.
(William G. Spiller
Murphy on 31 May 1866, in Jackson Co., Ill.—Darrel
April 16, 1918, Jeane D.
Carter, aged 42
years, at residence, 307 Third Street.
The body of a white man was discovered in the Ohio River Thursday afternoon by Thomas Leshur and Morgan Pulham, and pulled to the bank at the foot of Eighteenth Street and Dr. Dodds, coroner, was summoned. The body was scarcely recognizable and had been in the water for a long period, the coroner stated, and was probably a life lost during the heavy ice storm of last winter. Nothing could be found on the body by which he could be identified.
On examination the man was five feet eight inches in height, was
thought to be about 35 years of age, and by the coroner's
estimate, and weighed about 140 pounds before death.
He wore blue serge trousers and vest and Douglas shoes.
Two old cuff links of peculiar pattern, but not mates, were
in his shirt sleeves. Two upper front teeth were
banded and one upper front fully crowned. One tooth in
the upper front and two in the lower fronts set were
missing. The body was turned over to E. A.
Burke and buried
at once, its condition demanding the immediate step.
Is Earl Snow, reported
killed in action in the casualty list reported last night,
Earl Snow, of
The Earl Snow reported
in the casualty list is a corporal, but the branch of the
service is not given.
George M. Hutson, of Stonefort, Ill., was probably fatally injured Friday when he was struck the War Relic train at Stonefort. According to the story, Hutson thought the Liberty Loan train, running on the regular train time, was the regular afternoon Big Four train. He was walking down the track toward the train at Stonefort, but did not get off when the train approached head on, thinking it would stop at the station. Before he could get off the track, when he saw it was not to stop, he was struck by the engine and dragged some distance before the train could be stopped.
His skull was fractured, a leg broken and injured internally.
He was brought to Cairo on the relic train and hurried to
St. Mary's Infirmary. His condition late this evening
was practically unchanged as from last night, the man being
still unconscious, and hovering between life and death.
According to the physician in charge, it is impossible to
tell whether he will live or not.
William Allen Nichols, aged 68 years, died after a long illness, at 10:50 a.m. Friday at his home, 515 Walnut Street. He was well known to residents of Cairo.
Surviving the deceased are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Lena
Green, of St.
Louis, and two sons, H. R. and William
Nichols—Died, April 19, 1918, William Allen Nichols, aged 68 years, at family residence, No. 515 Walnut Street.
Funeral services will be conducted at the residence by Rev. John W.
Coontz, pastor of
the First M. E. Church, Sunday, April 21, at 2 o'clock p.m.
Special interurban car will leave Sixth and Washington
Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Friends of the family are invited.
April 16, 1918, Jeane D.
Carter, aged 42
years, at residence, 307 Third Street.
All members of local No. 627, Bartenders' Union, Cairo, are
requested to be at the hall, 712 ½ Commercial Avenue Sunday
afternoon at 1 o'clock for the purpose of attending in a
body the funeral of our late brother, Gene D.
John W. Sims, age 60
years, of Mound City, engineer at the shutes for 12 years,
was found dead in the coal shute in the Illinois Central
yards at Mounds Sunday evening. Workmen looking for
the man found the body just after dark after first having
found his dinner basket and organizing a search party.
The body was not mangled, but he was hurt about the shoulder and hip. The night man was the first to discover something was wrong, when he found Sims' dinner bucket, after failing to see him on the change of watches.
The dead man is survived by a wife, three daughters Mrs. Lyman
Reed, of Pine
Bluff, Ark., and Misses Ora and Mildred
Sims, and one
son, John Sims,
of the U.S. Medical Corps, stationed at Camp Logan, Texas.
The son was formerly employed in Cairo at the drug store of
the late W. J.
The death of Miss Melva McCutcheon, at St. Mary’s Infirmary, Saturday afternoon was a shock to her Cairo friends, who supposed that she was getting along well following a surgical operation about ten days ago. Her death was due to pneumonia, which developed Saturday morning and to which she succumbed at 5:45 o'clock. So confident were her friends that she was recovering that there was no one with her when her death came.
Miss McCutcheon was born in Greenville, Ill., Oct. 11, 1888, and leaves surviving her mother, two sisters and two brothers. She has resided in Cairo for a number of years and was exceedingly popular in a large circle of friends. She was a member of the choir of the First Methodist Church and for the past two years has been private secretary for W. J. Crossley, of the Cairo Electric and Traction Company.
The remains were taken to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Moore, with whom
had made her home for some time and the funeral services
were held at the First Methodist Church, Sunday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. John W.
body was taken to Greenville this morning accompanied by Mr.
W. J. Dewey, an
old friends of the family of that city, who came down Sunday
George M. Hutson, the man who was struck by the Liberty Loan relic special at Stonefort, and who was brought to St. Mary's Infirmary for treatment, died there Sunday morning at 10:40 o'clock. Death was caused primarily by a fractured skull. He was 37 years of age and a minister of the Church of God. His wife and one child were at his bedside when he passed away.
The remains were removed to
Karcher Brothers undertaking parlor and prepared for
burial. They were taken to Tunnel Hill Sunday evening.
Funeral services will be held there today, with interment at
Frederick Luther Ogden died at his home, 208 Thirty-second Street, at the age of 28 years, Monday at 2 p.m., after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mr. Ogden, who had been ill for but one week, was truck driver for the Woodward Hardware Company.
Surviving the deceased are a wife and children. The body was
taken in charge by E. A.
prepared for burial. The remains will be taken to
Barlow, Ky., Wednesday, where funeral services will probably
be held on that day.
Mrs. Celia Dougherty,
aged 73 years, died at the home of C. H.
Gentry, at East
Cairo, Ky., this morning at 6 o'clock. Burial will be
at Barlow on Wednesday, in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at 3
p.m. E. A.
Burke has charge of the burial.
The bodies of two 6-month-old children were found in a pond near Willisville, southeast of DuQuoin late Saturday. Evidence points to murder, as both bodies showed evidence of violence, according to the Union Evening Post.
State's Attorney N. B. Layman and Coroner G. J. Drysdale were notified of the discovery and the coroner went to investigate the circumstances.
Sensational disclosures are expected to develop within the next few
Cornelius Sheehan, an old resident of Cairo, died at St. Louis today, where he has been making his home with his daughter for a number of years.
Will Sheehan, his son, who is bartender at Ray Olmsted's saloon, was called to St. Louis Monday by his father's illness. A wire from him to Karcher Brothers today told of his death. The remains will be brought to Cairo for burial tomorrow evening.
The deceased, who lived for years at Thirty-third and Sycamore
Street, was formerly employed by the Illinois Central and
retired under pension a number of years ago. He was
said to be over 90 years of age.
"Earl Snow, of Cairo, was not listed in the casualties, and is safe as far as we know."
The above report coming in a telegram from Washington, in reply to the query of an anxious mother, quiets the uncertainty attending the official announcement of the death of Corporal Earl Snow, without address.
Mrs. Harry Stout, mother of Earl Snow, of Cairo, telegraphed the navy department asking whether Earl Snow of Cairo had been reported killed.
The appearance of the name Earl
Snow in a casualty list gave rise to the uncertainty, as to whether
or not it was the Cairo boy. The casualty, however,
was listed as corporal, while the Cairo boy is a sergeant
and as the mother had not been notified, it was considered
doubtful that it was her son.
Mrs. F. L. Storman, of 608 Center Street, received a telegram announcing the death of her sister, Mrs. John W. McCrite, which occurred at her home in Walla Walla, Wash., Tuesday. The funeral was held from White Chapel Baptist Church of which she had been a devoted member for more than 20 years. She leaves a husband and one son and besides Mrs. Storman, two sisters, Mrs. George Laidley, of Medford Avenue, who has been at her bedside several weeks, and Mrs. Sarah Dugan, 631 Thirty-fifth Street, Cairo. She also was a niece of Solomon Hazelwood and Mrs. Sarah Durham, of Elco, Ill.
(John W. McCrite married
Lou Hazlewood on
3 Dec 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill.
married Sarah E.
Hazlewood on 4 Feb 1879, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
John H. Lee, aged 54
years, of Charleston, Mo., died at St. Mary's Infirmary of
Bright's disease at 2 o'clock this morning. The
remains were removed to
Burke's undertaking parlors and prepared for burial.
The remains of Cornelius
Sheehan, who died in St. Louis, will arrive this evening
over the Illinois Central at 6:45 o'clock and will be taken
Brothers undertaking parlors, where it will lie in state
until funeral arrangements have been made.
Friday, 26 Apr
George Dorris, aged 37
years, died at St. Mary's Infirmary at 2 o'clock this
morning. He was employed on the towboat
J. B. Finley. The
remains were removed to
undertaking parlors where they are awaiting word from the
sister of the deceased, who lives in Louisville, Ky.
MOUNDS, Ill., April 27.—E. N. Bosco, an unknown man in this vicinity, was found crushed to death at 7:15 a.m. today in a car of lumber in the Illinois Central yards here. His neck had been broken and several bones of his body broken, though the skin was not badly torn. The man had been riding in the car, a coal car loaded with lumber, and had evidently gone to sleep in the corner. The heavy load of lumber shifted while the train was speeding over the road and crushed the life out of him. Death was probably almost instantaneous.
Luther Hodge and J. L. Malley, two employees of the Illinois Central office, were crossing the yards to work when they noticed blood beneath one of the cars. Investigating, they found the body of the man in the corner. The coroner was notified and an inquest held. The verdict of the jury returned at 10:45 this morning, was death due to accident, when the lumber of the car shifted in transit.
The man was white, about 25 or 30 years of age and carried identification papers in his clothes. His address was evidently 283 Whitehall Avenue, Atlanta, Ga., and his mother lives at 2226 McCausland Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. The address of his mother was given with a request to notify her in case of accident and gave her telephone number.
The body was turned over to M. O. Coles, undertaker, and prepared for burial. A telegram was sent to the mother at St. Louis, but no reply had been received at 3 p.m. as to the disposition of the body.
(The 1 May 1918, issue of the newspaper recorded the name as E. M.
Roscoe Wilson, aged 21
years, died this morning at 1 o'clock at his home in Mound
City after an illness of several years of tuberculosis. He
is the son of Mrs. L.
Wilson and the late George
Wilson, who died
two years ago. He also leaves a brother, Roy Wilson,
residing in Mound City.
Will Brown, a man unknown in this vicinity and who was found by Officer Fitzhugh, in the mud beneath the Big Four trestle below the Halliday elevator, died this morning at 9:20 at St. Mary's Infirmary of injuries received in some accident.
The man, who was very large about 25 or 30 years of age, and a white man, was thought to be drunk at the time of his arrest, as well as injured, as he was only partially conscious, and could only mumble when he attempted to speak at all. It was supposed at the time he wandered on to the trestle, while drunk and fell off sustaining the injuries, which later caused his death.
In the morning, however, after a night in the station, he was still incoherent, and the police, realizing he was dangerously hurt, sent the man to St. Mary's Infirmary, where he was attended by Drs. Clarke and Woelfle. He was semi-conscious for a time after reaching the hospital.
When questioned, the man was able to state his name was Will Brown, but initials tatooed on his arm were not W. B. He said he was unmarried, and had been working recently on a section gang on the Iron Mountain at Bush, Ill. (a town in the mining district near Herrin). He said he was a Catholic, but could give no details as to relatives. No means of identification were found on the man.
According to the attending physicians the man had been probably
struck by a train or an automobile as the injuries could not
have resulted from a fall. After being injured he probably
wandered in his half-conscious state to where he was picked
up. His body was turned over to
Burke and will be
given county burial.
Edward Lawler, aged 88, died at his home in Mound City at 5:30 this morning of the infirmities of age. He had been in poor health for the past three months.
The deceased is survived by two daughters, Misses Mollie and Carrie Lawler, and a son, Jack Lawler, and three grandchildren, Dorris, Gilbert and Floyd Derr, all of whom lived with him, and Mrs. Edna Little, of Cairo.
Mr. Lawler was a member
of the Catholic Church, under whose auspices the funeral
will be held.
Apr 1918, issue recorded the name as E. N.
BLUFF, Mo., May 2—Robert
mayor of this city, dropped dead yesterday on the principal
street from apoplexy.
DIED ON VISIT TO CAIRO
W. Baker, 55
years old, wife of J. W.
Baker, of East
Prairie, died at the home of her son-in-law, Harvey
Cairo, Monday morning. Mrs.
Baker went to
Cairo a few days ago for a visit to her daughter, Mrs.
Nichols, and was
ill only a short time.—Charleston
MURPHYSBORO, Ill., May 2—Mrs. James A.
White, wife of
the warden of Chester penitentiary, died at St. Andrew's
Hospital here, Wednesday night, after a prolonged illness.
The patient's decided change for the worse set in Saturday, accompanied by what must have proved to be her exquisite pain, minimized to a degree by the use of sedatives.
follows a winter replete with tragic uncertainty for her
relatives and friends. The last but one climax came when
the patient underwent a third operation described as one of
the most delicate known to surgery, nerve strain over which,
it is said, precipitated the fatal attack of cerebral
meningitis, which took her surgeon, Warden Surgeon John
Mrs. J. C. Myers, of 3206 Sycamore Street, died after a long illness, at St. Mary’s Infirmary, at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. She was 44 years of age.
Surviving the deceased are the husband and three children.
remains were prepared for burial by
Burke and were
taken to Clinton, Ky., today, where interment will take
place probably tomorrow.
Lemen—Died Friday, May 3, Mrs. Sarah E.
Lemen, at her residence, 816 Twenty-second Street,
Cairo, Ill. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon
at 1:15 at the Cairo Baptist Church. Special Illinois
Central train leaves at 2:30 for Villa Ridge where interment
will be made.
Senator Sidney B. Miller and Judge William N. Butler attended the funeral of Mrs. James A. White, at Murphysboro Friday.
funeral was very largely attended, the church being filled
with men from all walks of life, testifying to the esteem
with which Mr. White and his wife were held. One touching incident was a beautiful
floral gift from the prisoners in the penitentiary at
Chester, where Mr.
White is warden. They contributed $50.00 and sent the
Mrs. Sarah E. Lemen died suddenly at her home, 816 Twenty-second Street, Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock of heart failure. She had been suffering from heart ailment for some time though was not in a critical condition.
Mrs. Lemen was 78 years old and was one of Cairo's old residents having resided here most of her life. She was a devout member of the Cairo Baptist Church. She leaves surviving her one son, Ernest Lemen, foreman at the P. T. Langan Mill. She was a sister of the late Charles Lancaster.
The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock at the Cairo Baptist Church conducted by Rev. M. L. Turner, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in absence of Rev. L. D. Lamkin. The cortege will leave the residence at 1 o'clock for the church. A special Illinois Central train will leave at 2:30 for Villa Ridge where interment will be made.
pallbearers are Messrs. P. T.
Langan, G. A.
Barnhardt, J. W. Cozby,
H. C. Steinel,
and C. L. Keaton.
W. L. Storey, of East St. Louis, who resided in Cairo for the past five years until a week ago, died Friday morning at the former city. According to word received by relatives in this city, he suffered a severe paralytic stroke Friday morning and died within a few minutes. He was 55 years of age. The deceased came to Cairo from Charleston, Mo., five years ago and was employed at the Mississippi Box Company, as night watchman for the last three years of his residence in Cairo.
Surviving the deceased are his wife, Emma Storey, two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Phillips, of Cairo, and Mrs. Lena Stone, of Little Rock., Ark., one son, L. M. Storey, of East St. Louis, one foster son, H. S. Mitchell, of Cairo, three sisters, Mrs. Faree Holland and Miss Ella Storey, of Cairo, and Mrs. Mary Goins, of Knoxall, Mo., and one brother, J. J. Storey, of Cairo.
Mr. Storey was a member of the Knights and Ladies of security and the Woodmen of the World.
remains arrived in Cairo from East St. Louis at 1:26 this
afternoon. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. E.
A. Burke has
marker in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery reads:
married Susanna J.
Jones on 5 Jun 1878, in Johnson Co., Ill.
Elihu T. Snyder, 28, born in Franklin Co., Ill., son of T. S.
Snyder and Mary
Dobbins, married Minnie
Rodman, 19, born
in Johnson Co., Ill., daughter of W. R.
Rodman and Julia
Jones, on 20 Nov
1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., May 7—Charles Karch, 75 years old, father of United States District Attorney Charles A. Karch, of East St. Louis, and widely known in St. Clair County, died at his home six miles east of Freeburg, at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning, April 30. He had been in failing health since March 1.
Karch lived all his life in St. Clair County and passed away on the same farm where he was born. He was an extensive land owner and served as treasurer of the township school district there for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Karch, two sons, Charles A. and Gustave H. Karch, and one daughter, Miss Laura Karch.
funeral was held at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. Services
were conducted at the family home and burial took place in
the Mascoutah cemetery.
Ill., May 7—County and city authorities are investigating
the death of a baby girl whose body was found in an empty
box car here which has been traced as coming from Rockford,
Ill. The baby's body wrapped in a flour sack was discovered
by a car cleaner.
whom we have never met and who have their love and sympathy
to us by their kindness to my daughter, Melva
wish to express our most sincere thanks.
The train probably failed to stop at that place and, in attempting to get off while it was under full speed, Bush was thrown beneath the cars. His body was cut in two and his limbs badly cut up. Assistant section Foreman Jennings discovered the remains Sunday morning.
Bush is survived by his wife, two children, his parents, three sisters and
two brothers. The body was interred Monday evening at
BENTON, Ill., May 8—W. A.
Gray, aged 36, committed suicide at his home in West
Frankfort Thursday night by taking carbolic acid. Gray
was city clerk and also collector of special assessments of
that city. He left the following note: "To the Mayor and
City, Greetings—Ill health causes me to do this. You will
find no shortage."
Private Edward P. Antourie,
Harrisburg, Ill., wounded severely
Ben F., Jr., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben F.
Monday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. Interment took place at
St. Mary’s Cemetery at Mounds.
LIEUTENANT IS KILLED IN ACTION
WASHINGTON, May 11—The casualty list today contains 69 names, which
are the following:
Private Glenn Hockenberry died of disease
Corporal Frank J. Downin, of Danville, Ill., and Claude H. Meyers of Browning, Mo., slightly wounded
Capt. John F. Hardesty,
Winfield, Mo., prisoner. He was previously reported
Mrs. Nannie Decker, matron at the day nursery, dropped dead this afternoon at 2:50 o'clock. Mrs. Decker was a sister of Mrs. Evelyn McGee, 228 Eighteenth Street and was formerly matron at the Cairo Orphan's home.
(Ben W. McGee married
Evelyn S. Dickey
on 11 Aug 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
About two hours before he died a serious accident occurred to the
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Dougher and for
some time the child was in a critical condition. The child
had been having chills and someone was giving it a dose of
chill tonic. In
the excitement, carbolic acid was given to the child instead
of chill tonic. A report from there Friday says she has
recovered from the first shock, but it could not be told
what aftereffect the acid might have.
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie
Decker, who died suddenly Saturday afternoon, were held this
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Mrs.
undertaking parlors conducted by Rev. A. T.
Tomshany, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment
was made at Villa Ridge, the funeral party going up on the
regular Illinois Central train at 2:35.
Mrs. George H. Hornberger, aged 39 years, died at home near Cache at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, after a brief illness of nephritis.
Surviving her are the husband and eight children, the youngest of which is nine months. Services were held today with interment at Bumbguard Cemetery.
(Her marker in Baumgard Cemetery reads: Eva Hornberger 1879-1918.—Darrel Dexter)
THREE KILLED IN CYCLONE AT HARRISBURG
HARRISBURG, Ill., May 13—Three persons are near death today and
eight others were injured as the result of a cyclone which
destroyed nine residences and wrecked a number of barns near
Delwood, 12 miles southeast of here late yesterday
MURPHYSBORO, Ill., May 13—Tom Burton, aged 12 years, and George Burton, aged 8 years, brothers, were drowned at noon yesterday, when their buggy overturned while fording Town Creek, about two miles from the city.
The stream was swollen by the recent heavy rains and, when the
buggy reached the middle of the stream, it was toppled
over. A sixteen-year-old brother in the buggy made his way
to the bank, as did Tom, who went back after the younger
boy. In the attempted rescue, he went down with his
Chester, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McElwayne, of Anniston, Mo., died this morning at St. Mary’s Infirmary, where he has been a patient for the past five days. The little boy succumbed to an attack of appendicitis.
The remains were prepared for burial at
Karcher Brothers and were taken to Anniston this afternoon. The
funeral will be held Tuesday.
FAIRFIELD, Ill., May 14—John Mason, a farmer five miles east of this city, shot and instantly killed his former wife, Julia Vincel Mason, and then fired two shots through his body at her home.
Mason was paroled a month ago from the Southern Illinois Insane Asylum at Anna on the entreaties of his wife.
Mason was a Holy Roller. His wife, it is said, recently confessed indiscretions with a Holy Roller minister at Golden Gate. This, it is said, unbalanced the mind of the husband. Mason, it is thought, will die.
(This may refer to John J.
Mason and Mrs. Julia A.
Lambert on 31 Mar
1900, in Wabash Co., Ill.—Darrel
W. G. White, aged 64 years, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock after an illness of two weeks. Mr. White made his home at Bird's Point, Mo., and farming in partnership with F. W. Taylor, of that place and years ago was employed as switchman by the Illinois Central railroad here. He is well known in Cairo.
The body was removed to
Karcher Brothers undertaking parlors and prepared for
burial. It was taken to Bird's Point on the 2 o'clock
boat. Burial took place this afternoon at Bird's Point.
Little Frances Marian Baker, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Baker, 611 Twenty-second Street, died this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of her parents after a three weeks illness. The little girl was the second daughter.
The remains will be taken to Hopkinsville, Ky., Thursday morning at
9 o'clock for burial in the family cemetery.
WASHINGTON, May 16—Wednesday Marine Corps casualty list contained
only one name that of Private Herman Lesley
Wilson, of Franlinville, Ill., dead of disease in France.
Frank Richard Bullard, age 13 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Baker, of 411 Thirty-sixth Street, died Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock of tetanus. The boy, who was a pupil at the Elmwood School on Thirty-sixth Street was wading in the flooded street after the recent heavy rains and on Monday of last week stepped on a nail in a board beneath the water.
He had a touch on tonsillitis at the time and was kept at home by his parents for the rest of the week. He visited his grandmother on Sunday and on Monday morning, at home dressed and went to school. In a short time he returned, saying he felt unwell, but not until Tuesday morning did the case develop enough to show its seriousness.
Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 2 o'clock this
afternoon by Rev. Curwin
Henley, of the
Tigert Memorial Church. Special interurban cars left
Thirty-fifth and Sycamore streets at 2:30 o'clock for
Mounds, where interment took place at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Miss Mary Hawkins died
Wednesday night at 10 o'clock at her home 810 Twenty-second
Street after a lingering illness due to the infirmities of
old age. She was 77 years of age. She had resided in Cairo
for about 60 years and was many years ago a teacher in the
public schools here and was born in Cincinnati.
The funeral services will be held at the residence Friday afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. John W.
Coontz, pastor of the first Methodist Church.
(Charles C. Marshall
married Harriett E.
Hawkins on 16 Sep 1874, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
Capt. Matt Fitchener, well known river pilot, died last night at Caruthersville, Mo., where he has been employed by the Caruthersville Sand and Gravel Company. He was over 70 years of age and had been in failing health for the last year or two, but had continued at work.
Word of his death was received today by Gus
Osterloh. So far as can be learned, he leaves no relatives now
living in Cairo and arrangements were made to bury the body
there. His wife is a patient in the hospital at
Anna. Capt. Fitchner
formerly lived at Thirty-fourth and Elm streets, where he
owned a home. His brother, Ben
some time ago.
(Andrew Jackson Hays,
20, married Kate
Brady, 17, on 15 Aug 1888, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
WASHINGTON, May 17—Among those on the casualty list today, which
continued 106 names were
Funeral services for Miss Mary Hawkins, an old resident of Cairo, were held this afternoon at her residence on Twenty-second Street conducted by Rev. John W. Coontz, pastor of the first Methodist Church. Hymns were sung by members of the Methodist choir, Mrs. F. A. Willis, Mrs. Harry Hood, Messrs. C. M. Roos and W. A. Dougherty.
The remains were taken by automobiles to Villa Ridge where
interment was made. The pallbearers were Messrs. C. C.
Carter, C. M. Roos, J. J.
M. J. Howley.
CRIMINAL CASES TRIED NEXT WEEK
Criminal cases will be taken up next week. The Potts murder case and the Hall case for embezzlement are scheduled for Monday.
Charles Potts struck and knocked down Otho Metcalf, of Grand Chain, in a saloon at Thirty-fourth Street and Commercial. Metcalf fell on his head on the concrete floor and sustained a fractured skull from which he later died. The case was continued from last term of court.
A total of twelve deaths from tuberculosis 10 of them negroes, was reported by Health Officers Clarke to the council this morning. This from 44 deaths from all causes, in which 22 were white people and 22 negroes. Pneumonia claimed eight five of them colored; apoplexy four and nephritis five, while there were three accidental deaths. The others were from various diseases.
Of contagious diseases, six cases of whooping cough are reported,
one of diphtheria, two of red measles one of scarlet fever,
and one of small pox.
Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn, aged 71 years, of Charleston, Mo., died Saturday night at 8:30 o'clock at St. Mary's Infirmary after several days’ futile treatment. Her son, E. E. Quinn, of Cairo, and daughter, Mrs. Mary Simpson, of Charleston, were at her side at her death.
The body was removed to the E. A. Burke undertaking parlors and prepared for burial.
The remains were taken to Charleston on the morning boat Sunday and
burial took place at Charleston Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. R. L. Bondurant, aged 63 years, of Jordan, Ky., died at St. Mary's Infirmary Sunday, May 19, of cancer, after a lingering illness. Her daughter, Mrs. Grove Brown, and son, P. A. Bondurant, were at her bedside when death came. She leaves surviving her five sons and one daughter, also four sisters and was a sister-in-law of Dr. A. Bondurant, of Cairo.
The remains were shipped to her home Sunday on the 5:45 train and
funeral services were held there this afternoon. Mrs. John
W. Bransford, of
Cairo, and Mrs. John
Bondurant, of Charleston, Mo., accompanied the funeral
Bondurant's husband died last September.
Mrs. Marie Louise Bouchet, aged 83 years, died about 7 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of her son, Girard Bouchet, 813 Cedar Street, after a brief illness. Her death was largely due to age.
Marie Louise Bouchet, was the widow of John Girard Bouchet. She was born at St. Victor De Malcap, France, November 25, 1835, and came to the United States in her youth. She has been a resident of Cairo since 1856.
Surviving the deceased are three sons, Eugene, Joseph and Girard, eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Virginie Vincent, of Cairo, and a brother, Louie Pierre Veirun, of France.
While the deceased had been ill for the past six months, her death was entirely unexpected.
E. A. Burke has charge.
Six jurors had been accepted by both sides when the circuit court adjourned Monday night in the case of Billie Goin and Henry Leach for the murder of Carey Belew, a negro, January 14.
Examination of the third panel of jurors was begun at the opening of court and at a few minutes before 11 o'clock, the jury was completed. The men finally accepted are:
Sam Halls, Fred Lawles, W. D. Taylor, George Keller, John T. Burton, H. T. Galbraith, Dennis Miller, J. B. Warner, J. L. Hartley, George Kobler, Harry Hubbard, and George Ryal.
The review of the case in the opening of the case by the attorneys
for the State and the defense, was ready, the jury before
adjournment, which was taken immediately after at 11:30
We desire to express our sincere appreciation to those kind friends
and neighbors who offered their assistance and words of
sympathy during the illness and death of our dear son and
brother, Frank Richard
Bullard, also for
the floral offerings which were so beautiful.
Funeral services over the last remains of Mrs. Marie Louise Bouchet, who passed away Sunday at noon were held this afternoon at St. Patrick's Church, Rev. Father Downey officiating. A great number of friends, especially among the older residents, of Cairo, were present at the impressive ceremony, the deceased being a resident of Cairo for more than half a century and well known and beloved by the many whose friendship or acquaintance she formed during that long citizenship.
Floral offerings, beautiful and numbers accompanied the body to its last resting place. The solemn procession left the residence, 813 Cedar Street, at 1:30 o'clock for the church, where services were held at 2:00 o'clock.
An interurban special left the corner at Ninth and Washington Avenue, at 2:30 o'clock for Mounds, where interment took place at Beech Grove Cemetery.
The pallbearers were: P. J.
Doud, M. J. Howley, Will
Winter, Sr., P.
A. Doud, William
Schatz, M. J. O'Shea,
and H. E. Fitts.
W. C. Newsome, of New Madrid, Mo., passed away at 10:30 Monday evening at St. Mary's Infirmary at the age of 55 years. He had been at the hospital for several days. Some time ago he underwent treatment here but was allowed to go home.
At the bedside were his mother, Mrs. A. P. Newsome, his sister, Mrs. Eddye Phillips, and three children, Lynn B. Newsome, Mrs. Adele Mann, and John W. Newsome, all of New Madrid. The three children are all married. A brother also survives the deceased, in addition to those at his bedside. The brother, W. W. Newsome, resides at Tulsa, Okla.
The body was removed to
Karcher Brothers undertaking parlors and prepared for
burial. It was taken south on the seven o'clock Iron
Mountain boat this morning for New Madrid, the relatives
accompanying the body. Services will be held Wednesday at
the residence in New Madrid, and interment will take place
in that city.
(James M. Price married
Susan E. Pearce
on 29 Apr 1874, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel
Wednesday, 22 May
Henry Leach and Billie Goin, indicted by the grand jury in February for the alleged murder of Carey Belew, a negro, and whose case went to the jury at 11 o’clock today, were freed by the jury this afternoon. A verdict of “not guilty” (of either murder or manslaughter) was returned at 2:10 o’clock this afternoon.
With the mother of Billie Goin weeping happily and friends surrounding them, the two men walked from the courthouse this afternoon, entirely freed of any responsibility for the death of the negro. The mother of the negro was in court and listened to the verdict in silence, turned to her friends and left the building.
Argument by the attorneys was taken up with the opening of court this morning and finished at 10:45, after which Judge Butler gave the instructions.
In the evidence given Tuesday afternoon before the jury, Henry Leach and Billie Goin, both declared they had no intention of driving the negro into the water, that the affair had arisen out of a general fight, in which the negro was stated to have taken full part and that it was purely accidental that the fight led in the direction of the river.
They also declared they left the place of the alleged death before they saw the negro drown, and the defense placed great stress on the fact that the death had never been absolutely established, as the body had never been found. Both denied shaking the rope to which the negro held or throwing anything at him.
On the other hand, a negro, who watched from the top of the levee slope, declared that the negro sank out of sight in the icy river and did not reappear. Ice at the time prevented any attempt to recover the body.
The case of Charles Potts
is set for trial next in turn and the examination of the
jurymen was begun this afternoon in his case.
Mrs. Ralph W. Cushman died this morning at 1:30 o'clock at her home in Memphis after a lingering illness. For the past two years she has been at Hendersonville, N.C., for the benefit of her health, returning home February 5th since which time she has been confined to her bed.
Mrs. Cushman was formerly Miss Leota LaMontague, and was born in Charleston, Mo., January 20, 1891, and lived in Cairo for several years, later moving to Memphis, where she was married to Ralph W. Cushman, formerly of Cairo and a son of H. A. Cushman, of this city.
The remains will arrive in Cairo Thursday morning at 1:15 o'clock
and will be taken to
Burke's undertaking parlors. The funeral party will go
to Charleston, Mo., on the 7 o'clock boat. The funeral will
be held in Charleston Thursday morning at the Baptist
church. The mother, sister, and brothers of deceased, as
well as her husband, will accompany the body. The
arrangements are in charge of E. A.
Mrs. Carelena Thompson, wife of Alec B. Thompson, of Blodgett, Mo., died at St. Mary's Hospital at 1:30 this morning, at the age of about 38 years. She had been ill for the greater part of the time during the past 10 to 20 years, and was brought to St. Mary's about two weeks ago, but too late for any assistance.
There being no hope for her recovery, she was to be taken home today, but passed away in the early morning. Her husband and her mother, Mrs. C. J. Robinson, all that survive her, were at her bedside.
The body was removed to Karcher Bros. undertaking parlors and prepared for burial. It will be taken to Blodgett, via the morning boat, Thursday, where funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon.
The deceased was a member of the Court of Honor, No. 1190, W.O.W.
Carl Weis, son of C. A. Weis, formerly of Cairo, and formerly connected with the Weis-Peterson Box Company, now the Peterson-Miller Box Company, was drowned on a school outing according to word just received by Mrs. E. A. Burke.
He was about 17 or 18 years of age and was to have graduated from
the high school at Alexandria, La., his home, Saturday, May
24. He is the older of two sons, of C. A.
Weis, the second
son being 10 years of age.
The jury returned a verdict at 3:45 p.m. of not guilty.
The case of Charles Potts, charged with the murder of Otho Metcalf, went to the jury at about three o’clock this afternoon. Argument by the attorneys was begun shortly after 1:30 this afternoon when court opened after the noon session.
Testimony in the case was begun after the selection of the twelfth juryman this morning. It was a case of self-defense, the attorneys for Potts contended, alleging that Metcalf, had been shaking his fist at Potts and cursing him, as he approached Potts after an argument at a card table, in Scheppleman's Saloon at Thirty-fourth Street and Commercial Avenue. Scheppleman testified that he had come from behind the bar and pulled Metcalf back as he stood shaking his hand at Potts and testified that as he turned to the bar again thinking the affair settled Metcalf resumed hikes loud talking, approaching Potts, Potts then struck Metcalf.
The man fell, striking his head on the concrete floor and sustained a fracture at the base of the skull, to the right, according to Dr. Woelfle, the next witness, which wound, according to the doctor's testimony, caused his death.
Eleven jurors were obtained Wednesday evening and the jury was finished this morning. Those selected are as follows:
J. B. Warner, J. L.
Miller, John Sullivan,
Henry Harper, B.
F. Wurner, Harry
Hubbard, Niles Schuh, Allen Hickcox, Ike
LaHue and Joe
MOUNT VERNON, Ill., May 23—Elmer
Gordon, of this city, was a member of the gun crew of the United
States tanker William
Rockefeller destroyed May 18. Gordon
was the first Jefferson County man to enter the war last
spring, having just completed a term in the navy. His
mother, Mrs. Charles R.
Gordon, is seriously sick and the effect of the announcement of the
sinking of the ship is being kept from her.
Word has been received by relatives of the death of Mrs. William Dale Moore, in Kansas City, on May 15. She died at the home of her brother, Robert E. Devore in that city.
Mrs. Moore left Cairo about 28 years ago. She was a member of an old Cairo family, was born in Cairo and was the daughter of N. A. Devore. Surviving her here are a sister, Mrs. D. W. Weldy, at Villa ridge, a niece, Mrs. Charles Bethel, and a nephew, Frank Foss, of Cairo, and a niece, Mrs. J. T. McCune, at Mound City.
Mrs. Moore will be remembered by a great many of the older residents.
(William A. Moore
married Annie Devore
on 19 Nov 1869, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Devore married Sarah Ann
Grover on 27 Dec
1864, in Alexander Co., Ill.
William Minton, 23, born in Pulaski Co., Ill., son of Bird
Minton and Julia
Graddy, married Anna Weldy,
17, born in Rain Co., Kan., daughter of David
Weldy and Julia Devore,
on 15 Oct 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
The funeral of Mrs. Ralph W. Cushman was held at Charleston, Mo., Thursday and the remains were buried in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery. Services were held at the First Baptist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Robert L. Lemons.
Besides her husband, Ralph W.
Cushman, and her
LaMontague, and brother, H. A.
daughter, Miss Catherine, and Theron
attended the funeral from Cairo.
Master N. V. Lewis, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Lewis, died at
the home of his parents in Memphis this morning after a
brief illness. N. V.
Lewis, of Grand Chain, was in Cairo today
en route to
Memphis called by the death of his little grandson.
Mrs. William Keefe,
formerly Miss Mary
Conners, of Cairo, died suddenly at her home in St.
Louis, according to word received by her brother-in-law,
Thomas J. Keefe,
of Cairo, late Friday afternoon. Mrs.
Keefe was well
known in Cairo.
Mrs. Mary Pace, mother of Mrs. Albert Lewis, of Cairo, died at her home in Mt. Vernon early this morning after an illness of about six months. Mrs. Pace was the widow of the late E. C. Pace, of Mt. Vernon.
She had been unconscious for the past week and Mrs.
Lewis has been
with her since last Sunday.
Sister Fara, beloved head of the sisters at St. Mary's Infirmary, passed away at 10:30 o'clock Friday night after a six weeks' illness during which time she suffered intensely, but bore her pain with a courage and patience that were in keeping with her life of sacrifice and living for others.
Sister Fara was beloved alike by Catholics and Protestants, rich and poor, as everyone who came under her wonderful influence became a friend and admirer. She was a cultured and intelligent as well as a spiritual and saintly woman, whose mission it was to relieve suffering and who always lived up to her duty. She lived in Cairo for 29 years, coming here from St. Mary’s Notre Dame, Ind., where she became a member of the Sisters of the Holy Cross 30 years ago.
She was 54 years of age and was born in Ireland, coming to the
United States, where she lived in Philadelphia. Her name
was Mary Williamson
and she leaves surviving her no immediate relatives.
The pallbearers are Drs. W. F.
Grinstead, R. E. Barrows,
James McManus, A.
Flint Bondurant, John T. Walshe,
J. E. Woelfle, J.
J. Rendleman, W.
C. Clarke, S. B. Cary,
Samuel Dodds, J.
H. McNemer, H. A. Moreland,
J. W. Dunn,
Johnson, J. A. Davis, J.
E. Strong, N. W.
Cox, E. D.
Morrow, William Fields,
and R. M. Young.
Her faith in the goodness and mercy of God and her infinite patience were pointed out by Rev. Father J. J. Downey as the chief characteristics of Sister Fara, which made her life here at St. Mary's Infirmary so crowned with success. Father Downey paid a high tribute to Sister Fara at the service held in St. Patrick’s Church Sunday morning. The church was filled with people who had known and loved Sister Fara during her 29 years of ministration at the hospital. The physicians of the city, intimate contact, served as pallbearers. Members of the local chapter of Knights of Columbus attended in a body and acted as an escort as the remains were carried to the church from the hospital where she had so unselfishly devoted the best part of her life. Sisters of the Holy Cross, her co-laborers, also occupied seats in the center of the church.
Sunday afternoon and until night, the remains lay in state in the
infirmary, and scores of people passed bit the casket to
gaze for the last time upon the fractures that they had
learned to reverence and admire and love. Later accompanied
by a large number of friends, the body was taken to the
Illinois Central station, to be forwarded to Notre Dame for
Tuesday, 28 May
Carl A. Weis, Jr., who lost his life by drowning at Alexandria, La., on May 21, while in bathing, was a member of the graduating class of the high school there, and was attending a school outing when he lost his life. The Alexandria Town Talk, commenting upon the tragedy, says that “the unfortunate occurrence has cast a gloom over the entire community and particularly upon his young friends who compose the senior class as well as the other pupils and faculty of the school, with whom he was so intimately associated.”
It was a gay party that attended the outing and it was not until they were preparing to leave that they missed Carl. “It is not known,” says the paper, “whether anyone saw him go down, but when he could not be located, someone called for him, and no response being received, the party became alarmed and called for Prof. Nye. When Prof. Nye heard his name called, he returned to the other side of the pond and began a search for the missing youth. Failing to locate him, he jumped into the water, diving down and fortunately recovered the body immediately on the bottom where the water was about ten feet deep. It was brought to the surface and with the assistance of Mr. John Price and others, was taken ashore where every effort was made to revive him and physicians were immediately summoned, but nothing could be done, as life was evidently extinct before he was taken out of the water. Carl was an expert swimmer and it is believed he must have been taken with an attack of the heart.”
The young man was a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Weis, was born in Cairo, Nov. 1, 1901.
His father is manager and principal owner of the
Alexandria Cooperage and Lumber Company.
(Thomas Scanlin married
Alice Vick on 25
May 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
The interment taking place in the Catholic cemetery at Villa Ridge (Mound City)
(Her marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge
We desire to express our most profound appreciation to the general
public of Cairo for the many sympathetic and beautiful
manifestations of their thoughtfulness and devotion to our
beloved Sister Fara during her illness. We shall ever
cherish in sweet remembrance thoughts of those whose profuse
floral tributes so fittingly symbolized their abiding
respect and affection for every trust reposed in her. We
wish to thank them with ample sincerity and assurance that
our hearts are filled with tender thoughts of them.
June 3, 1918, at Jonesboro, Ark., Eugene Milford
Gholson, aged 21
years. Funeral services will be held at the residence of W.
L. Perce, 514
Center Street at 9 o'clock a.m., Wednesday, June
5. Interment private. Friends of the family are invited to
the funeral services. E. A.
Burke is in
charge of the arrangements.
Eugene V. Gholson, aged 21 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Gholson, formerly of Cairo, lately of Jonesboro, Ark., after an operation for appendicitis, died at that place Monday, according to information received by friends of the family here.
The remains were brought to Cairo for interment today and funeral arrangements will be made shortly. Services will be held form the residence of Mrs. W. L. Perce, 514 Center Street, Wednesday.
(John W. Gholson married
Mary G. Price on
17 Oct 1889, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
A report sent out from Carbondale that Lieut. Ralph Chapman, son of former Congressman P. T. Chapman, of Vienna, had been killed in France, where he is in the aviation service, could not be verified this morning. The Citizen called up Senator Chapman by telephone, but he was away from home. Mrs. Chapman, when asked if she had heard from her son and told that it was reported his name was in the casualty list, said that she had not received the news.
Lieut. Chapman is the youngest son of Senator and Mrs. Chapman. An elder son, Ward Chapman, is also in the artillery service, and a cousin, Dick Chapman, also holds a commission.
Joe Davies, of Cairo, is a cousin of the Chapman family.
(Ples T. Chapman married
L. May Copeland
on 20 Dec 1882, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel
Word was received here (Barlow, Ky.) Monday of the death of Gene Gholson, who formerly lived here, but now of Jonesboro, Ark. Died of appendicitis. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gholson.
Thursday, 6 Jun
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Feuchter left today for Evansville, Ind., where Mrs. Feuchter has been called by the death of Miss Emma Roach, a relative. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Miss Roach, the deceased, was principal of one of the Evansville schools.
Mrs. Feuchter will remain after the ceremonies, while Mr. Feuchter will go to St. Louis to attend the T. P. A. convention.
A small South American Indian girl, traveling with a party of her race roving through the country in gypsy fashion, was drowned Friday afternoon at Wickliffe. The child with others of tender age was playing on the river bank, while the party awaited the ferry Three States to make their crossing to Cairo. The party was traveling in four automobiles.
The children were running up and down at the edge of the water when simultaneously two of them fell into the water. A frantic effort was made to rescue them, but one went down finally before she could be reached. The other was saved.
The body was recovered an hour afterward, by fishermen, who used grab hooks. Dr. Melton, who appeared at the scene attempted to resuscitate the little girl, but the long period in the water killed her. An inquest was held in Wickliffe, Friday evening and a verdict of death due to accidental drowning was returned.
The child was buried at Wickliffe, today.
MOUNT VERNON, Ill., June 8—Mrs. Lottie
Hess, of Isa, a village a few miles south of Mount Vernon, was
struck by lightning and killed last night. She had been
gathering eggs at the chicken house and returning to the
house stopped under a tree to avoid the shower. Oliver
severely injured by a stroke of lightning also.
Thomas McFarland, owner and president of the McFarland Lumber Company, died Friday night at 10 o'clock, at the Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, following an operation for gallstones. His wife and daughter, Evelyn, aged 19, were at his bedside as he passed away. Mr. McFarland has been under treatment for the past two weeks at the hospital. Before leaving for Chicago, he expressed the belief that if it was found necessary to operate, he would not withstand it. He was 67 years of age.
Mr. McFarland was one of the leading lumber men of the city and had been a resident of Cairo for the past 12 or 13 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Well known and much respected, his death will come today as a shock to many who did not realize the gravity of his condition, when he left for Chicago.
While no definite information as to the funeral services has been
received here, it is thought that he will be buried at
Chicago as his people are located there, the funeral to take
place probably Monday.
Mr. McFarland was born in Massachusetts 67 years ago. His family moved to Chicago while he was yet young and there he made his home until after his marriage. He was a resident of Chicago during the big fire of 1871. He was married twice. A lumber man at 20 years of age, he followed the business through his life, and as long as 18 years ago had lumber interests in Cairo. His family at that time were living in Chicago.
About 1905 or 1906 Mr. McFarland incorporated his lumber business at Cairo and moved his family here. He built the present home of the family at 2845 Park Place West. Since then he has been a continual resident of the city and turned all his attention to his business interests here. He had no Chicago lumber interests at the time of his death.
His health has been weakened for a long time and lately developed
for the worse.
Five negroes were scalded, one perhaps fatally, and two others seriously, when one, an inexperienced hand, at his first day's work, opened a steam box in the rim plant of the Pioneer Pole and Shaft Company, this morning about nine o'clock.
The new man, Fines Wilson,
was scalded from head to foot by the steam which burst from
the door and according to the physicians in charge was
practically parboiled. The skin of his face and the greater
part of his chest and lower body peeled off. The chances
for life are against him. His home is in Cairo.
J. W. Crim, of Mound
City and Alec Bush,
of Future City, were burned, but not seriously and were
taken to their homes.
Jesse Beadles and family
were called to Moscow, Ky., by the death of his father,
which occurred there Sunday.
Mrs. Marie E. Sterett,
of Charleston, Mo., died at St. Mary's Infirmary shortly
before noon today, where she was a patient. The body was
taken home on the boat this afternoon, accompanied by her
daughter, Mrs. Strickland. The deceased was 57 years old.
Requiem mass will be said at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's Church for Mr. Thomas McFarland, whose death occurred in Chicago Saturday and who will be buried here Tuesday. Rev. Father Gillen, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, will conduct the mass.
Funeral services for the late Thomas
McFarland will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel in
Graceland Cemetery, Chicago. A number of the Cairo
lumberman will go to Chicago tonight to attend the
funeral. The burial will be in the cemetery there.
MARION, Ill., June 11—“Uncle” John Dempsey, Williamson County's oldest resident, died at his home four days before his neighbors were preparing to celebrate this 100th anniversary.
In addition to his extreme age he was the most married man in the
county, but after he took his thirteenth wife at the age of
95, a conservator was appointed for him. He purchased his
coffin seven years ago.
Harry F. Ray, of
McCurtain, Okla., whose name appeared in Monday's casualty
list, is a brother of Miss Mabel
Ray of the Home
Telephone Exchange in Cairo. Miss
Ray has not heard from her mother, who would be the one to receive
the official notification of casualty.
(James A. Parrott
Morrow on 24 Sep 1882, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
(Philip Earnest married
Hannah S. Barger
on 19 Dec 1872, in Union Co., Ill.
Her marker in Mt. Olive Cemetery near Dongola reads:
Earnest Born Jan. 28, 1855 Died Oct. 5, 1938.
Hannah J. Earnest Born Jan. 17, 1858 Died June 7, 1918.—Darrel
Samuel Royster, aged 82 years, died at 8:45 last night at St. Mary’s Infirmary of blood poisoning. It is said the blood poison resulted from the cutting of a corn. He was from Charleston, Mo., but his former home was Indianapolis, Ind.
His daughter, Mrs. C. C.
Watt, and husband, of Charleston, were at the bedside
when he passed away.
The body was prepared for removal to Indianapolis and
sent over the Big Four this evening.
Funeral services and interment will take place at
Miss Mabel Ray, operator at the Home Telephone Company, today received a letter from her mother in McCurtain, Okla., that she had received notification of the death of her son, Harry F. Ray, in France on May 20. He died of wounds received in action.
Miss Ray has been an
operator at the local exchange for the past three years,
coming here from DuQuoin, where the family formerly resided.
Mrs. Sarah A. Starks aged 61, passed away at 6:30 o'clock this morning at her home, 315 Ninth Street. She had been ill for about three months, during two of which she was under the doctor’s care. Hardening of the arteries was the cause of her death.
The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. R. Dever, and Miss Kathleen Starks, both of whom made their home with her and two sons, H. G. and J. W. Starks, also of Cairo. All were present at her death bed. Surviving also are three brothers, Charles H. Beshers, of Columbus, Ky., G. A. Beshers, of Grand Chain, and R. L. Beshers, of El Paso, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Annie Fansler, of Cairo.
The remains were taken to Grand Chain this afternoon where they
will be buried Thursday afternoon.
E. A. Burke was in charge of the funeral.
(Her marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery reads:
Starkes Born June 25, 1857 Died June 12, 1918.—Darrel
BELLEVILLE, Ill., June 12—Thomas F. Powers, an employee of the St. Clair County Gas and Electric Company, has received a letter telling of the capture of Lieut. Roy Parker, Twelfth Engineers, formerly an employee of the gas company in Belleville, by Germans and of his being shot as a spy.
Lieut. Parker was a graduate of the University of Illinois and his particular task in his company was that of an observer.
The news was in a letter from G. T.
Stearns, formerly a gas company employee, now stationed at Fort
Riley, Kan. Both
Parker formerly lived at Champaign.
We desire to thank those who so kindly helped us in our late
bereavement the death of our beloved mother and sister.
Mrs. Mary E. Creighton died at her home, 2706 Commercial Avenue this afternoon at 2 o'clock after an illness of some months following several paralytic strokes. She was taken with the first last April and was removed to St. Mary’s Infirmary. Her health improving, she was taken to her home as it was her wish to be surrounded by her family and in her own home. She was a devoted mother and during her illness her children were with her constantly.
Mrs. Creighton was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She leaves surviving her her husband, Martin, a daughter, Miss Mayme Creighton, and three sons, Joseph, Martin and Mal, all of Cairo. She also leaves an invalid sister, Miss Ellen Cullinan, and a brother, Mal Cullinan.
The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
married Mary Cullinan
on 6 Feb 1870, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Her marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
Creighton 1853-1918 Mother.—Darrel
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Creighton, who died Monday, June 17, 1918, will be held Wednesday afternoon, June 19.
Funeral cortege will leave the residence, 2706 Commercial Avenue, at 1:30 p.m. or St. Joseph's Church, where services will be conducted by Rev. Fr. Gillen at 2 o'clock. Special I. C. train will leave Fourteenth Street and Ohio Levee at 2:45 for Villa Ridge, where interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery.
The pallbearers are: Active—C. A. Pettit, John Sullivan, T. J. Williams, C. A. Profilet, A. W. Lynch, E. J. Walker
Honorary—W. A. McKnight,
C. L. Keaton, P.
T. Langan, T. J.
Keefe, A. P. Ehs, W. P.
Hogan, Gus Osterloh, John
Barry, D. M.
The remains were brought to Elmwood, Illinois, where they were laid
to rest Saturday afternoon.
A floater was pulled from the Ohio River Tuesday afternoon by employees at the Barrett fleet and after an examination by the coroner was buried immediately. The body was badly decomposed, the features of the face having fallen away, and the clothes were in no condition to be used as a means of identification. He was a large man of between 35 and 50 years of age.
The fact that the man wore an overshoe, leads to the opinion that
he met his death during the winter season, when the ice
causes such heavy loss of property along the Ohio Valley.
We wish to thank Father James J.
Gillen, the choir of St. Joseph’s Church, the good sisters of St.
Mary's Infirmary, and all friends whose kind assistance and
sympathy during the illness and death of our wife and
mother, Mrs. Mary Creighton, was such a comfort to us. We also wish to thank those
who sent floral offerings and the friends who loaned their
automobiles for the funeral.
Mrs. Sarah E. Lewis, wife of Maj. S. O. Lewis, died at her home in Villa Ridge Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock after a long period of illness.
Funeral arrangements had not been made last evening.
(Samuel O. Lewis married
Sarah E. Walker
on 11 May 1870, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge
reads: Sarah E.
CLINTON, Ky., June 20—Henry
Featherstone shot and killed Fulton
Bass near Spring
Hill Thursday. Details of the shooting could not be learned
but reports say that a difference arose over a watch that
Bass had taken from a negro hand of
Solemn requiem mass was
held at St. Patrick’s Church at 8 o'clock this morning for
Sister Fara, whose death occurred a few weeks ago. Rev. C.
J. Eschmann, of DuQuoin, officiated, assisted by Father
Reight, and Father O'Connell.
Louis H. Myers, one time sheriff of Alexander County, and chief of police, of Cairo, and for years a citizen here during which he served as a constable and looked after real estate matters, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. G. Wilson, in Toledo, Ohio, Thursday afternoon. He had been in failing health for a long time and had gone to Toledo where she could give him constant attention.
Mr. Myers was in his 85th year. He was a resident of Cairo for half a century and was a prominent figure here for years. Ten years ago his wife died and since that time his home on Tenth Street has been broken up. For several years he has been in very poor health, and a few years ago he was so low that his life was despaired of. He rallied however and was able to be up and around again.
Mr. Myers is survived by his adopted daughter, who was Miss Gussie Myers, now the wife of H. G. Wilson, and Mrs. W. H. Williams and Louis Woolriege, niece and nephew.
The remains will be brought to Cairo for interment at Villa Ridge cemetery, under the auspices of Safford Lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he was a member.
(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
Louis H. Myers
Born Aug. 20, 1843 Died June 20, 1918.—Darrel
BENTON, Ill., June 21—Sergt.
Fravell, of Orient, among those killed in action
Wednesday, is a son of John
Buckner. When the war first started he volunteered
enlisting in the Marine Corps. He is the first Franklin
County man killed in overseas service.
John Massey, the special delivery carrier at the Cairo post office, was found dead sitting in a chair this morning at his home, 218 Twenty-ninth Street. He had been in poor health for a number of months and had not worked at the post office since before the cold winter weather set in last winter. He was about his home as usual this morning, however, and was sitting out in front of the house. Later he went in and sat in a rocking chair, where he was found dead.
In the same block, a negro woman, Georgia
Ruby, was found dead Friday.
Funeral services over the body of Louis H. Myers will be held Sunday afternoon at Villa Ridge cemetery. The body of the late Mr. Myers will be forwarded from Toledo tonight and will come south on No. 1 from St. Louis tomorrow. The remains will not be brought to Cairo however, arrangements having been made to stop at Villa Ridge.
A special Illinois Certain will leave the Illinois Central station at 4:30 p.m. Sunday and will proceed to Villa Ridge to meet funeral party from Toledo.
Safford Lodge No. 67 I. O. O. F. will conduct the services at the grave. Friends of the family are invited.
E. A. Burke has charge
Mrs. Albert Danneker, a bride of eight months, formerly Miss Cassie Travers, of Cairo, died at her home in Mounds at 4:30 o'clock this morning after an illness of some length. She was born in Cairo and went with her parents to Mounds at an early age. She is the wife of Albert Danneker, a switchman in the Illinois Central yards at that place.
Surviving the deceased are the husband, mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. John Travers, two sisters, Mrs. Ed Raub and Mrs. Edna Scheuling, and a brother, John Travers, all of Mounds.
Service will be held Wednesday morning at St. Raphael's Catholic Church at Mounds, with interment at St. Mary's Cemetery. The time will be announced later.
Brothers have charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Cecilia Clements, of Anna, Ill., wife of Charles A. Clements, who was brought to Cairo Monday, June 17, for treatment and operation for gallstones, died Saturday night at 9:30 o'clock at the infirmary. Her husband and family were at the bedside.
The body was taken to
Karcher Brothers undertaking parlors and prepared for
removal to Anna. It was taken to Anna on the 11:45 Illinois
Central train. Funeral services were held at Anna today.
The remains of the late Louis H.
Myers were buried in Villa Ridge cemetery Sunday evening, beside the
grave of his wife. The funeral services were held under the
auspices of Safford Lodge of Odd Fellows of which he was a
member and Frank E.
Thurman and W. H.
Gibson, officiated. Pallbearers selected from the order were Hugh
Davis, J. W.
Corn, J. D.
Johnson, J. A. Cox,
Walter Priddy and
W. G. Gill.
It was a coincidence that the horse which was his faithful servant
and companion for so many years in Cairo should have drawn
his body to its last earthly resting place in the
cemetery. The animal is now owned by J. F.
Many Johnson County people knew Uncle John Dempsey, of Creal Springs, who died last week, 100 years old lacking 4 days—the oldest person in Williamson County. He had been married 13 times and could not remember all of his wives' names. His last matrimonial venture was when he was 95. He lived with her three weeks and gave her $500 and a sewing machine to separate. Uncle John had been in Burnside many times, was a peculiar character. He tried hard to reach the century make and came near succeeding.
INFANT SON OF W. W. PRITCHETT BURIED
William Walter, Jr., aged 16 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Pritchett, of 2600 Sycamore Street, died Saturday evening at 4 o'clock of summer complaint. The remains were taken this morning to Dexter, Mo., where they were buried today.
Mr. Pritchett is
bookkeeper for the
VIENNA, Ill., June 24—One of the most shocking deaths this community has ever known occurred Sunday when Mrs. James Hester died of hydrophobia. Eight weeks ago Mrs. Hester was bitten on the hand by a cat. As the cat had shown no symptoms of rabies no specific treatment was taken to prevent that disease. Although the hand became very sore and the patient suffered severely, the sore healed and recovery seemed almost complete when about a week ago symptoms of hydrophobia appeared.
For the last week her sufferings were very great. So great that
for five or six days she was kept under the influence of
medicine. She died Sunday at 3 a.m.
Danenker—Died, Mrs. Albert Danneker at her home in Mounds Monday, June 24. The funeral will be held in Mounds Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Rev. Father Techlenberg to officiate. The funeral cortege will leave the house, 305 No. Delaware Street, at 8:50 for the church. Interment will be made at St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends of the family invited to attend.
(Her marker in St. Mary Cemetery at Mounds reads:
Cassie wife of A. J.
Danneker Born Jan. 5, 1898 Died June 24, 1918.—Darrel
Jerry Morrow, aged 60 years, died Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock in St. Louis, where he has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. L. A. Fox, for some time. He was formerly a well-known and popular motorman for the Cairo Electric and Traction Company and everyone knew "Jerry" who has been retired for some years. He leaves surviving him his wife, Mrs. Ellen Morrow, a daughter, Mrs. L. A. Fox, and a son, John Morrow, of Cairo.
The remains will be brought to Cairo arriving tonight and taken to his home 627 Sixteenth Street. The funeral arrangements will be announced later. Karcher Brothers are in charge of the arrangements.
(Jeremiah Morrow married
Helen Hanrahan on
12 May 1881, in Alexander Co., Ill.
His marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
Morrow Born April 1, 1856 Died June 24, 1918
We, your committee duly appointed at a special meeting of the Trustees of the Orphan Asylum of Southern Illinois at Cairo held June 18th, A.D. 1918, do place on record our sincere and heartfelt sorrow, for the loss of our co-trustee and secretary, called from us at the height of his usefulness and on the eve of a new era in the life of the asylum, brought about largely by his faithfulness and devotion to the cause of the fatherless, and untiring efforts on behalf of the orphan.
Mr. McFarland, since his connection with this work of charity, has been most generous and active, never failing to give his help actively and financially whenever needed.
We hereby, by a rising vote, express our appreciation of all his good deeds for the Orphan's Home and our respect for him as a good citizen, a Christian gentleman, and devoted husband and father, always at the front in public duty, and faithful to the work entrusted to him.
To his devoted wife and daughter, we extend our tender sympathy and indeed hope they may find consolation in his goodness and his enviable record to those in affliction and distress.
Our secretary is instructed to furnish a copy of these proceedings
to the family and the public press.
On Wednesday last, June 19, our little community (Villa Ridge) was saddened by the news of the death at 2:30 p.m. of Mrs. Sarah Lewis, wife of Maj. S. O. Lewis, Sr., of this place, at the age of 71 years. She had been in failing health for the past year, but until the last few months, all had hoped she might still be spared many happy and useful years.
Surrounded by her devoted family—husband—four sons and two daughters, she followed the beckoning hand and went to rest—peacefully—like a babe going to sleep.
Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church, where Rev. Galvin, of Mounds, gave in appropriate words, a most touching and tender tribute to the life and memory of the deceased.
The day was ideal and the church decorated by loving hands, with ferns and potted plants, was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends.
A profusion of exquisite flowers dumbly testified to the esteem to
which she was held in her home town, where her gentle
presence will be missed and most to by those who knew her
We extend our thanks and appreciation to our friends who kindly
assisted us during the illness and death of our dear wife
and mother, also for the many beautiful floral offerings and
the kind and sympathetic remarks of the pastor.
Monday, June 24, in St. Louis, Jerry
Morrow, aged 60
years. Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s
Church Thursday afternoon, June 27, conducted by Rev. Father
James J. Downey.
Funeral cortege will leave the residence, 627
Sixteenth Street, at 2 o'clock for the church, where
services will be at 2:15. A special train will leave
Fourteenth and Ohio at 2:45 for Villa Ridge where interment
will be made. Friends invited.
Entered into rest, June 27, 1917, Mrs. A.
Hoag, age 68, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A.
Miller, Jr., 221
9th Street. Services will be conducted at the residence by
Rev. Father J. J.
Downey, Thursday, at 3 p.m., June 27, 1918. The remains
will be taken to Olmstead on the 3:40 p.m. Big Four
train. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Olmstead,
Mrs. Victorine Hoag, aged 68 years, for the past 35 years a resident of Cairo and native of southern Illinois, died at 5:45 Tuesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Miller, Jr., of Ninth Street. She had been ill for several months with hardening of the arteries. She was the wife of Albert Hoag.
The deceased was born at Caledonia, Illinois, and spent her entire life in the part of the state. She married twice. Surviving her are the husband, Albert Hoag, two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Miller, Jr., of Cairo, and Mrs. J. J. Fisher, of Little Rock. Ark., one son by her former marriage, W. D. Barnes, of Moline, two sister, Mrs. Mary Moore, of Grand Chain, and Mrs. Annie Carson, of Artex, Ark.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Miller residence 221 Ninth Street, Thursday afternoon, Rev. Father Downey officiating. Interment will take place at Caledonia, the remains to be removed Olmsted on the Big Four at 3:45.
E. A. Burke has charge of arrangements.
(Thomas C. Hough married
Alice Barnes on
18 Jan 1879, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
Thursday, 27 Jun
J. R. West, a negro, working at the Illinois Lumber Company, dropped dead of heart failure in the lumber yard Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. He was working with a number of other men at the time and made no complaint of illness before dropping to the earth. When his fellow workmen reached him, he was unable to speak and died at once.
A coroner’s jury empaneled by Coroner Samuel
Dodds returned a verdict of heart failure.
The body was removed to Mound City, where
West has resided.
The dead man was apparently in good health and has been for
the past two months, for which period he has been working at
the lumber yard.
Mrs. Delphine Holderby died Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. R. Godden, in Denver, Colo. A message to this effect was received Wednesday night by her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Rutter.
Mrs. Holderby was the wife of A. Holderby and was 68 years of age. She has been practically an invalid for the past year following a paralytic stroke and a month ago went west with her daughter. No word was received in Cairo that she was in a critical condition and the news of her death was unexpected. She was a well-known Cairo resident and had lived here for many years. She leaves surviving her two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Rutter, of Cairo, Mrs. E. R. Rodden, of Denver, and three sons, Rev. William Holderby, a chaplain in the army at Galveston, Texas, Captain Robert Holderby, of Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., and Capt. Ben Holderby, stationed at Dallas, Texas.
Her husband, who also survives her, is in Chicago in a sanatorium
Funeral arrangements cannot be announced until later.
WASHINGTON, June 28—A marine casualty list issued today contains 50
names, among which are those of Sergt. Thomas P.
Arnett, Christopher, Ill., and Private William
Moss, Mt. Vernon, Ill., killed in action.
WASHINGTON, June 27—The army casualty list today contained 80
names, among them that of Private William
Springerton, Ill., died of wounds.
We desire to extend our thanks to the friends who extended their
sympathy and sent beautiful flowers on the death of our son
and brother, Jerry
Rainy Woody, a
13-year-old negro boy living at Thirty-second Street and
Commercial Avenue, was drowned in the Ohio River at the foot
of Twenty-sixth Street Thursday afternoon at about 4
o'clock. The boy was swimming with a number of others
when he suddenly began struggling to keep his head above
water. It is thought he may have been seized with the
cramps. The river was dragged at the point where he
disappeared and the body recovered at 5:30. It was
taken to the home of his parents.
Private Randall Mattingly, former Charleston High School football star and member of the local track team in 1915-16, was killed in action with the United States Marines in France on June 17, says the Charleston Enterprise-Courier.
Mattingly was about twenty years old and had been in France since early in April. He enlisted in the Marine Corps through the local postmaster last summer, shortly after the death of his mother, and received his training at Paris Island, S.C. In his company at the training camp and later in France were Harry Lee, another Charleston football man, Wert Gwaltney, former manager of the Standard Oil station and Otis Josyln, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Josyln.
At the beginning of the war, young Mattingly wanted to enlist for service, but at the request of his mother, who was then in ill health, he abandoned his plans. His mother died in August, and shortly afterward he applied for enlistment in the marines and was accepted. After his enlistment, his father, a traveling salesman, removed to Cape Girardeau, and that city was given as Mattingly's home in the casualty list.
Besides his father, young
Mattingly is survived by a sister, Mrs.
Gray, who lives
in Cape Girardeau and two brothers, Jack, who lives at
Carbondale, Ill., and Paul, who resides with Mrs.
We wish to thank our friends for their kind assistance in our late
bereavement, the death of our dear baby. Their
sympathy at all times has been a great comfort to us.
William E. Jones, aged 66 years, died at St. Mary's Infirmary at 1 o'clock this morning after an illness of seven or eight months. The remains were removed to the residence of his son, Frederick B. Jones, 1313 Walnut Street.
He leaves five sons, Clyde F. Jones, Fred B. Jones, Roy Jones, Charles E. Jones and Claude H. Jones. The last named now fighting somewhere in France.
The remains were removed to Benton, Ky., this evening at 5:40 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at Benton with interment in Palmer Cemetery Sunday, June 30.
Funeral arrangements are in charge of E. A.
We wish to thank our friends for their kind assistance in our late
bereavement, the death of our beloved wife and mother, Mrs.
Their help to us during her illness and their sympathy at
all times has been a great comfort to us.
H. C. Mulcahy is
reported to be very low at his home near Willard and his
recovery is regarded as a matter of grave doubt.
WASHINGTON, July 1—The army casualty list today contained 49 names, among them being Corporal John Henry Dorman, Jr., East St. Louis, Ill., died in action, and Corporal Jesse F. Hubbs, Lamb, Ill., severely wounded.
H. C. Mulcahy died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at his home near Willard, following an illness from Bright's disease and other complications. He had been confined to his bed for about ten days.
He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Minnie Foster and six children. The deceased was a son of the late James H. Mulcahy and one brother, E. P. Mulcahy of St. Louis, and a sister, Mrs. L. C. Ricks, of Mounds, are all that remain of the family.
The funeral services will be held Thursday, July 4. The remains will leave his home at 12:30 noon for interment in Bumgard Cemetery at 2 p.m. E. A. Burke, undertaker, has charge of the funeral arrangements.
(James H. Mulcahy
married Nancy A. M.
Burress on 13 Jan 1870, in Alexander Co., Ill.
His marker in Baumgard Cemetery reads:
Mulcahy Born July 16, 1873 Died July 2, 1918.—Darrel
WASHINGTON, July 2—The army casualty list today contained 81 names,
among them being Sergt. Benjamin H.
Centralia, wounded severely.
Mrs. L. E. Boyce, of Charleston, Mo., died at the age of 27 years, at St. Mary's Infirmary, at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening. She is the wife of L. E. Boyce, of Charleston, and was formerly Miss Roxie Mattingly.
Surviving her are her husband, a daughter, four weeks old, and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Mattingly, of Charleston, three brothers and two sisters.
The remains were prepared for burial at Karcher Brothers, undertakers, who drove with the body to Charleston, Mo., this morning on the 7:30 trip of the Pete Langan. The relatives also accompanied the body in automobiles.
Funeral services will be held at Charleston Thursday afternoon,
July 4. Interment will take place there.
Noble M. Cunningham,
meteorologist for the U. S. Weather Bureau, died at Red
Bluff, Calif., on May 19, according to word received in
Cairo through the service. Mr.
Cunningham was in charge of the local weather bureau about ten years
Charles Meshew, aged 33
years, died Thursday morning at 2 o'clock at St. Mary’s
Infirmary of tuberculosis. The deceased is well known
as a news agent by Cairo people, and had been in that
business here for a number of years. His health failed
him gradually. The body was taken to the E. A.
parlors and prepared for burial. The remains were
removed to Paducah, Ky., this morning, where interment will
take place at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Hight, 23, of Wetaug, Ill., farmer, born in Wetaug,
Pulaski Co., Ill., son of Alexander
Hight and Matilda Williams,
married Cora E.
Heater, 16, of Mound City, born in Wetaug, Ill.,
daughter of Martin Heater and Leah E. Hartman,
on 22 Apr 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Her marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:
Ruby V. Hight
Born May 9, 1918 Died July 5, 1919—Darrel
FORMER MOUND CITY BOY KILLED IN ACTION
Curtis Disbenet, son of Edward Disbenet, Has Uncles There
MOUND CITY, Ill., July 10—Curtis Disbenet, whose name appeared recently in the marine casualty list as killed in action, is a former Mound City boy, and has two uncles now living here.
He, with his parents, resided in Mound City until five or six years ago, when the family removed to Memphis. His father is Edward Disbenet. Thomas Disbenet and J. E. Beaver, both of Mound City, are uncles of the dead hero.
(Thomas Disbennett, 20, married Maggie Thurston, 15, on 1 Dec 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
J. W. VICKERS, BARLOW POSTMASTER, IS DEAD
BARLOW, Ky., July 10—Postmaster J. W. Vickers, of Barlow, died at his home in this city at 3:50 p.m. July 7, Sunday after an illness. The deceased was a resident of Barlow for the past 30 years and was 69 years of age at his death. He held the office of postmaster here for the past 16 years.
A wife, daughter, Mrs. Ida Edwards, and granddaughter, Mary Edwards, survive the deceased.
Thursday, 11 Jul 1918:
MATTHEW T. WALSH DIES THIS RMONGIN
Former Cairo Man Passes Away Suddenly at Home in East St. Louis
Matthew T. Walsh died suddenly at his home in East St. Louis this morning at 10:30 o'clock after a paralytic stroke. He formerly lived in Cairo, where he was a number of years ago agent for the Iron Mountain Railway. He was at the time of his death connected with the Wabash Railroad with headquarters in St. Louis. He was well known in Cairo.
He was a brother of the late Pierce P. Walsh and Frank T. Walsh, of Cairo, and Martin Walsh, who resides in Tennessee, and a father of James C. Walsh, of Chicago, and Mrs. Leon Gilbert, formerly Miss Jessie Walsh, of Oklahoma. Mrs. Niles Schuh, of Cairo, is a granddaughter.
The funeral arrangements have not been definitely announced but it is though probable that the remains will be brought to Villa Ridge for interment.
Friday, 12 Jul 1918:
MATTHEW WALSH TO BE BURIED AT VILLA RIDGE
The remains of Matthew T. Walsh, who died at his home in East St. Louis Thursday morning, will be brought to Villa Ridge for interment at Calvary Cemetery arriving Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
Funeral services were held at East St. Louis this afternoon.
EVANSVILLE MAN DIES PRAYING FOR U. S. VICTORY
EVANSVILLE, Ill., July 12—With a prayer on his lips for victory for the Americans in the present war, Conrad C. Reichert, 80 years old, veteran of the Civil War and former businessman died here Thursday.
Saturday, 13 Jul 1918:
I. C. PASSENGER CHIEF DIED OF HEART DISEASE
Samuel G. Hatch Passenger Traffic Manager Dead
Dispatches were received from Chicago yesterday by railroad officials here announcing the sudden death of Samuel G. Hatch, passenger traffic manager of the Illinois Central Railroad. He was stricken with heart disease while conversing with General Passenger Agent H. J. Phelps in the office of that official at Chicago headquarters. For some time past Hatch had made his headquarters at Atlanta as a member of the Southern Lines Passenger Committee. For many years he resided in St. Louis during his early railroad career and was connected with the Cotton Belt Railroad passenger departments. He served the Illinois Central as passenger traffic chief for over twenty years.
Tuesday, 16 Jul 1918:
FORMER CREAL GIRL'S CHILD STRUCK BY AUTO
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Bateman Severely Injured at Alton
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Bateman was run over by an automobile truck while playing the street near his home in Alton Saturday. He was severely injured and fears are entertained that fatality may result.
Mrs. Bateman was a former Creal girl and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Logan Randolph.
FORMER MOUND CITY WOMAN DIES MONDAY
Mrs. Fred Edmonds Passes Away at Home in Denver, Colo.
Mrs. Fred Edmonds passed away at her home in Denver, Colo., at 9:25 o'clock Monday morning after a lingering illness of asthma. Mrs. Edmonds was 43 years of age and was formerly Miss Agnes Williams, of Mound City, where she was born and raised. She was a graduate from the Mound City high school and was a cultivated musician.
She was married in Paducah, Ky., where her father, Capt. Michael Williams, resides. She is survived by her father, her husband and two children, Margaret and Herbert. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. E. J. Stuart, 625 Thirty-fourth Street, Mrs. Joseph A. Lutz, of Mound City, Mrs. J. J. Rohan, of St. Louis, and two brothers, Edward Williams, of O'Leary, Ohio, and Sergt. Joseph E. Williams, who is with the U. S. truck service at Fort Armistead, Baltimore, Md.
Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Lutz left this morning for Paducah to be with their father. The funeral arrangements have not been announced.
(Michael Williams married Mary Ella Fitzgerald on 25 Jan 1874, in Pulaski Co., Ill. Joseph Anthony Lutz, 30, butcher, born in Mound City, son of Anton Lutz and Kresanzia Moser, married Lena Francis Williams, 22, born in Mound City, daughter of Michael Williams and Mary E. Fitzgerald, on 5 Jun 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill. James J. Rohan, 29, manufacturer, born in St. Louis, Mo., son of John Rohan and Christina Lortz, married Margaret B. Williams 21, born in Mound City, daughter of Michael Williams and Mary E. Fitzgerald, on 7 Jun 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
ILLINOIS MARINES KILLED IN ACTION
Corporal Also Wounded, According to Army List
WASHINGTON, July 16—The army casualty list today showed a total of 100 names, including Corporal Herbert H. Miller, Raymond, Ill., severely wounded.
The Marine Corps casualty list today contained 887 names, including John A. Maxfield, Palmara, Ill., and Henry E. Fisher, O’Fallon, Ill, both killed in action.
Wednesday, 17 Jul 1918:
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Fred Edmonds of Denver, Colo. Mrs. Edmonds will be remembered as Miss Agnes Williams, being a daughter of Mr. Williams, of Paducah. She was born and reared in Mound City and was a sister of Mrs. Joseph Lutz and Mrs. Edward Stewart, of Cairo. (Mound City)
Thursday, 18 Jul 1918:
CYPRESS BOY IN CASUALTY LIST
In the marine casualty list published yesterday was the name of Realis C. Kiestler, of Cypress, Ill., killed in action.
Friday, 19 Jul 1918:
OLD RESIDENT OF MOUND CITY DIES
Miss Mary O'Hara Passes Away Late Thursday Afternoon
Miss Nona O'Hara died at her home in Mound City Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock, following an illness of several months. She was born in Mound City in 1865 and has always lived there. She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Mary O’Hara and leaves a sister, Mrs. Hal Reed, and two brothers, Ed O'Hara, of Mound City, and William O’Hara who is now in Morgan City, Ala. William O'Hara has recently returned from France, where he was sent after signing up for ship building service.
Miss O’Hara was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church from where the funeral will be held. The arrangements are not announced at this time, as it is not known when her brother may arrive from Alabama.
DEATH CLAIMS OLD RESIDENT OF CAIRO
John Sullivan Passed Away Early This Morning
John Sullivan, one of the oldest residents of Cairo, passed away at 5 o'clock this morning, at his home, No. 234 Twelfth Street, after an illness of about two weeks. Pneumonia developed and death finally came as a relief to end his suffering.
Mr. Sullivan was 78 years of age and had been a resident of Cairo since the early fifties. He came to Cairo directly upon his arrival in this country from Ireland and has remained here ever since. He was a hardworking man in his early years and accumulated some means which he invested in Cairo property. For the past thirty years he has devoted his time to looking after these real estate interests. He was always a firm believer in Cairo's future.
Mr. Sullivan is survived by his widow and five children, Mrs. T. G. Cowley, of East St. Louis, who was called here by his serious illness, Mrs. T. L. Karcher, of Cairo, Daniel Sullivan, of Denver, Colo., William and Miss Katherine Sullivan, of Cairo.
Funeral services will probably be held Sunday at St. Patrick’s Church of which he was a member and the body will be taken to Calvary Cemetery Villa Ridge for interment.
(John Sullivan married Nancy Hair on 20 Oct 1862, in Alexander Co., Ill. Thomas Cowley married Mary Sullivan on 3 Oct 1888, in Alexander Co., Ill. His marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads: John Sullivan Born June 21, 1844 Died July 19, 1918 Father.—Darrel Dexter)
Saturday, 20 Jul 1918:
J. S. CHAPMAN DIES EARLY THIS MORNING
J. S. Chapman, aged 53 years, died at St. Mary's Infirmary this morning at 1:30 o'clock. Mr. Chapman was well known in Cairo where he has many friends. The remains were taken to Burke's undertaking parlors from where they will be shipped Sunday on the Illinois Central to Vandalia. The funeral will be held in Vandalia at the home of Mrs. Barney Brannon, sister of the deceased. Interment will be made at South Hill cemetery.
CORP. N. D. HUMPRHEY SEVERELY WOUNDED
Corporal Naylor B. Humphrey, of Wickliffe, has been severely wounded in action, according to a message received by his father this morning. He is with the Thirtieth Infantry, Company D. Before joining the army, Corporal Humphrey was correspondent for The Citizen.
COBDEN BOY HAS BEEN SEVERELY WOUNDED
Washington, July 20—The army casualty list today showed a total of 120 names, including Fred W. Elftman, of Maywood, Ill., missing in action, and Claude W. Horn, of Cobden, Ill., wounded severely.
(He survived his wounds and a marker in Cobden Cemetery reads: Claud W. Horn Born Feb. 22, 1897 Died July 24, 1924 Illinois Cpl. Sup Co 9 Infantry World War I PH—Darrel Dexter)
Sullivan—Died: John Sullivan, Friday morning, June 19, at his home, 234 Twelfth Street. The funeral cortege will leave the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon for St. Patrick's Church, where services will be held, conducted by Rev. Father James J. Downey, at 2:15 o'clock. A special Illinois Central train will leave Fourteenth and Ohio streets at 2:45 for Villa Ridge, where interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery.
The pallbearers will be Messrs. Mark Kain, John Hogan, Mike Kilmartin, Dave Meehan, Mike Hart, Dave Barry, John Barry, P. T. Langan, Dick Jones, Mike O'Shea, Mikle O'Donnell and Andrew Whitcamp.
Monday, 22 Jul 1918:
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our thanks to the friends and neighbors who were so kind to us during the illness and death of our beloved mother, Margaret Atherton, of Karnak, Ill.
(M. P. Walker married Mrs. Margaret Atherton on 17 Jul 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Tuesday, 23 Jul 1918:
ILLINOIS MAN SHOT AND KILLED DURING QUARREL
BENTON, Ill, July 12—Following a quarrel at Ziegler, Albert Druary shot Christie Bush, aged 33, in the back of the head, killing him instantly. Druary was brought to Benton and placed in jail.
LIEUT. CHARLES L. TWISS AMONG CASUALTIES
Lieut. Charles Lee Twiss, of Shelbyville, Ill., was among the severely wounded in Monday's casualty list. Lieut. Twiss was a Cairo linotype operator when he joined his company C, of Shelbyville, in the Fourth regiment. He had worked for a morning paper here, and when Cloyce Dixon, operator of The Citizen left, Mr. Twiss came to take his place on this paper. He was well liked by all of his associates, who will hope to hear of his recovery from his wounds.
GIRL DROWNS LEAPING FROM SKIFF
EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 23—Miss Myrtle Furlow, 17 years old, was drowned in the Ohio River near here and a companion, Miss Addie Bruher, narrowly escaped when they attempted to jump from a skiff to a barge.
OLNEY, ILL., BOY SEVERELY INJURED
WASHINGTON, July 23—The casualty list today contained 105 names. Among the severely wounded was John I. Herman, of Olney, Ill.
FRED RIDDLE DIES AT HOME IN MOUNDS
Fred Riddle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Riddle, of 316 Ninth Street, died about 7 o'clock last evening at his home in Mounds. The end came suddenly after about five weeks’ illness. Mr. Riddle has resided in Mounds for the past eight years, where he had a large circle of friends.
Mr. Riddle is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Riddle, his father, and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Newton Riddle, of this city, and three sisters, Miss Anna Riddle, of St. Louis, Miss Mayme Riddle, of Cairo, and Mrs. Nona Hill, of Cairo. He was 36 years of age and was born in Dexter, Mo. The funeral will be held at Mounds tomorrow morning at 10:00 after which the remains will be removed to Anna, the home of his wife's parents, for burial.
(His marker in Anna City Cemetery reads: Fred Riddle 1882-1918 Grace Riddle his wife 1885-1958.—Darrel Dexter)
GEORGE B. BAKER'S SON WAS DROWNED IN THE OHIO RIVER
Lad Lost His Life Tuesday Evening While in Swimming on the Kentucky Beach
WAS MEMBER OF BOY SCOUT CAMPING PARTY
Companion, and Rev. Tomshany, Scoutmaster, Barely Escaped in Effort to Save Him
The Presbyterian Boy Scouts outing came to a sudden and tragic termination yesterday afternoon between four and five o'clock in the morning by the drowning of Rue Edward Baker, 13-year old son of attorney and Mrs. George B. Baker, prominent resident of this city.
Young Baker with several other scouts were swimming in the Ohio River on the Kentucky beach just opposite the Cairo Point only a hundred yards from their camp site, under the care of Rev. A. T. Tomshany, pastor of the church, and scoutmaster of the troop. The beach that had been carefully selected for their swimming has been abandoned for a strip of beach several hundred feet down the river, when a sunken barge had been discovered with rusty spikes and sharp bits of rusty metal and had caused the boys to fear cutting their feet. Bounds had been set where the boys could swim in safety. It was just outside these bounds that young Baker lost his life. It is thought that the spot where Baker drowned was a sand pit where the Halliday Sand Company had dredged a number of barge loads of sand last year, since the natural slope of the entire beach and the practically currentless river would not permit a step off or such a depth.
When Baker was discovered to be in distress, one of his companions, Harold Hartley, went to his assistance as well as did Rev. Tomshany, the latter, however, being handicapped because of his distance from the scene and the fact that heavy over shoes and clothes hampered his endeavors to rescue the drowning boy, Rev. Tomshany and young Hartley themselves barely escaped drowning in their efforts to save Baker.
The theory that cramps caused the boy to drown was incorrect since the body was in a natural position, slightly bent as if swimming when brought up.
M. C. Anderson, a fisherman of East Cairo, recovered the body with a trotline, after it has been laying an hour in ten feet of water at the bottom of the river.
Young Baker was just thirteen years of age and the only child.
Mr. Baker and the fathers of several of the boys in the party went in launches to the scene of the drowning where Dr. Clarke worked vainly in an attempt to resuscitate the body—a thing impossible since the body had been in the water long before the arrival of the physician.
The mother is prostrated with grief while the strain upon the father and upon Rev. Tomshany has been very great.
The body of the lad was brought over to Cairo at 8 o'clock last evening and prepared for burial at Burke's undertaking establishment and this morning at 6:30 o'clock it was taken to Golconda, their former home, on the Big Four train, for burial.
The accident happened within twenty-four hours of the time that the boys had expected to break camp and return to Cairo after their ten days' outing. Rev. Mr. Tomshany had cautioned the boys each day that they must obey the camp rules and yesterday morning impressed upon them the necessity of obeying the rules. One of these was that they should not go into the water before 4 o'clock in the afternoon and another was that they must keep within the bounds set. The hole where Baker was drowned was outside these bounds and was unknown to Mr. Tomshany until he got into it in trying to rescue the lad.
The body was taken to Golconda, Ill., early this morning, accompanied by the lad's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Baker and Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Crum. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 1 o'clock.
(George Brown Baker married Della May Williamson on 2 Nov 1898, in Pope Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Edward Fitzpatrick died at Hamilton, Ohio. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was the wife of Edward Fitzpatrick, former resident of Mound City.
LIEUT. TWISS WAS WOUNDED 14 TIMES
Lieut. Charles L. Twiss reported wounded in Monday's casualty list, will be seven or eight weeks in the hospital, according to word received by his father in Shelbyville. He received fourteen wounds. A report was current in Cairo yesterday that Lieut. Twiss had succumbed of his wounds.
Thursday, 25 Jul 1918:
Mr. Fred Riddle passed away at his home on Oak Street (Mound City) Tuesday night at 7 o'clock. Funeral services and burial took place in Anna Thursday afternoon.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our most grateful thanks to the Brotherhood and the many friends of John Sherman Chapman—to the nurses who so tenderly cared for him in his last illness and the friends who helped arrange for bringing him home.
We are very proud of the high esteem and of the true friendships he formed while a citizen of your city.
Mrs. M. E. Chapman
Miss Celia G. Chapman, of 6155 Galbleton Place, St. Louis, Mo.
Miss Gertrude Chapman, with the American Red Cross, Paris, France
Mrs. Barney Brannon, Vandalia, Ill., mother and sisters of the deceased
(Barney Brannon married Adeline Chapman on 10 Jul 1898, in Fayette Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Friday, 26 Jul 1918:
LARGE ATTENDANCE AT BAKER FUNERAL
Funeral services over the remains of Rue Edward Baker were held from the home of his grandfather, Mr. Williamson, in Golconda, Thursday afternoon. There was a very large attendance, as the Bakers have a great many friends and relatives there, and there were loads of flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. Baker will return to Cairo tonight at 8 o'clock coming by way of Paducah.
Harrisburg Man Passed Away at St. Mary's Today
Peter Albinger, a resident of Harrisburg, who has been a patient at St. Mary's Infirmary for the past four or five days, passed away this morning about 6 o'clock. His body was prepared for burial by Karcher Brothers and will be sent to his home in Harrisburg over the Big Four this afternoon.
OLMSTED SOLDIER SEVERELY WOUNDED
Elmer Goins, Wounded Through Accident, Casualty Report
WASHINGTON, July 26—The army casualty list today contained a total of 98 names, including Elmer Goins, of Olmsted, severely wounded in an accident.
(He survived his wounds and his marker in Ohio Chapel Cemetery at Grand Chain reads: Elmer Goins 1894-1953 Cook Co G 132 Inf. World War I.—Darrel Dexter)
Saturday, 27 Jul 1918:
MRS. CORA HILL DIES IN PADUCAH
Mrs. Cora Hill died at her home in Paducah, Ky., Friday after a year's illness. The remains will be brought to Cairo arriving here tonight at 8 o'clock over the Illinois Central. They will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse E. Hogan, 417 Cross Street and later taken to Thebes where the funeral services will be held Sunday. Interment will be made in the family cemetery at Thebes.
Mrs. Hill leaves surviving her, her husband, T. J. Hill, and daughter, Miss Ethel A. Hill, of Paducah and a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Hogan, of Cairo.
(Thomas J. Hill married
Cora J. Brown on
23 Mar 1888, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
Goins, an Olmsted
boy, was mentioned in yesterday's casualty list, as sent by
Gen. Pershing, as
severely wounded in an accident. Goins
was inducted into the National Army from the Mound City
local board and was sent to Camp Taylor. This is believed
to be the first mention in the casualty lists of anyone from
this vicinity in the National Army.
27—A total of 168 named, 64 of whom were killed in action,
were reported today. Among them is the name of Lieut.
Daniel W. Chapman,
VIENNA, Ill., July 27—A telegram was received by Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Chapman that their son, Lieut. D. Chapman, Co. B, 104 Inf., 26th Division, A. E. F. had been severely wounded July 11. Lieut. Chapman left for France in January and has been in active service almost ever since.
This is the second casualty among Johnson County boys. Will
Vienna boy, was slightly wounded a short time ago.
F. H. Thurman died at his home, No. 524 Eleventh Street, at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death came suddenly, Mr. Thurman having been up and around within fifteen minutes of his demise. He had been in failing health for some time due to the infirmities of age, but was able to visit his daughter in Wickliffe only the week before.
Mr. Thurman was 82 years of age on June 8th last. Born in Lincoln County, Ky., he took up the printing trade when his father removed to Louisville, starting first as a paper carrier and then learning the trade. In 1858 he went to Hickman to publish the Hickman Observer. Later, he published the Ballard Yeoman at Wickliffe. For the past 26 years he has lived in Cairo with his son. Part of this time he was connected with The Citizen, both in the mechanical and editorial departments.
For a number of years Mr. Thurman has retired from active work, spending his time quietly at his home on Eleventh Street or with his children in Ballard County.
He is survived by his son, Frank E. Thurman, of Cairo, a daughter, Mrs. D. R. Enlow, and a son, Horace M. Thurman, both of Wickliffe. A granddaughter, Miss Pearl Enlow, of Wickliffe, and a grandson, Ira E. Enlow, of Cairo, also survive.
Mr. Thurman was a member of Safford Lodge of Odd Fellows and of the Parthenia Rebekah Lodge. He was also a member of the Cairo Typographical Union. He was a good man and a useful citizen.
Funeral services were held at the family residence this noon, at 12:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, and under escort of fellow members of the I. O. O. F. and Rebekah lodges, the remains were taken to Wickliffe on the 2 o'clock ferry this afternoon.
funeral services will be held at the home of his daughter in
Wickliffe, and the remains will be laid at rest in the
Wickliffe Cemetery, beside the graves of his wife, who
passed away eight years ago, and of his son, Richard
An application for a pardon or commutation of sentence has been made to the State Pardon Board by William Lampe, convicted of murder in 1914. It was proven at the trial that he had murdered Christian L. Burk, at his home near Elco, in front of his (Burk's) wife. It was also shown that the murder was premeditated. This case in court at the time of the famous Harvey Fields murder trial and an interesting parallel was drawn at the time between the decisions of the juries. The 21-year sentence has over 15 years yet to run.
will be acted upon at the next meeting of the board in
Joseph Hayes, a negro, was clubbed to death Sunday morning about 7 o'clock by a negro known as Doc Thomas. The murder occurred at Roth's Crossing on the Thebes branch of the Iron Mountain.
The cause of the
trouble is not known, but evidence introduced at the
coroner's jury yesterday evening proved conclusively that
the crime was committed without cause and was not
justified. The jury therefore recommended that the sheriff
and hold him for the law to take its course.
A wire to James
H. Galligan, cashier of the Alexander County National Bank, today
stated that Mrs. Henry
Tideman had died
Tideman was in Chicago at the time
en route to Cairo,
and returned to Menominee, Mich., at once. The wire which
was from the company failed to five the details of her
John Struckmeyer, proprietor of the Royal Bar at Mounds, died at his home in that city Monday evening at 5 o'clock, after an illness of several months. Mr. Struckmeyer was born January 13, 1881, and at the time of his death was 37 years of age.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Struckmeyer, his three-year-old daughter, Sarah, a brother, Criss, living in New Mexico, and a sister, Mary, residing in East St. Louis.
will be held at the home Thursday at 1:00 p.m. after which
the remains will be taken to Beech Grove for interment. It
will be a motor funeral, conducted by
The funeral of F. H. Thurman, veteran newspaperman, held yesterday in Wickliffe, Ky., was very largely attended. It was said to be the most impressive funeral held in that city for some time, there being friends of the deceased present from all over that section of the country, as well as from Cairo.
conducted by the Odd Fellows in charge of the Hesperian
Lodge No. 62. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, of Cairo were
present, as were representatives of the Cairo Typographical
(This may be the
same person as William
in the 2 Aug 1918, issue.—Darrel
(This may be the
same person as William
in the 1 Aug 1918, issue.—Darrel
Shortly before the men were to report for the second roll call at 11:30 this morning, Lewis Simpson, No. 280, from Tamms, was shot and killed by Thomas Ibory, another negro from Tamms. The murder took place in front of the office of the local board in the center of a crowd of about a thousand drafted men and their friends and relatives.
It was a miracle
that no one else was injured, as three shots were
fired. The negro ran out Fifth Street towards the
Mississippi levee, closely pursued by some of the
registrants. He ran through a yard to Fourth Street and was
last seen going over the Mississippi levee through Solomon's
Junk Yard. He stopped as he went over the levee to reload
his gun. An automobile load of policemen set out over the
levee in pursuit. Sergt.
were still searching for him at 1 o'clock.
So great was the unrest among the negroes that it was impossible to call the roll again and the morning count had to be used.
Various stories as to the cause of the trouble were told, but the most plausible one is that it was caused over the sweetheart of the dead man.
When the roll was called this morning, of the 297 men ordered to appear, all were present, but 18, and two more put in their appearance later.
At 6:30 this morning, the negroes of the call, which exhausts Class 1 assembled at the offices of the local board and there received the instructions. John L. Jhoens was made captain of the outfit with five lieutenants.
They then marched
to the court house, where C. S.
at a meeting for them. He made a strong patriotic address,
and the introduced Dr. Samuel
Dodds, who told
the men of their moral responsibilities as soldiers. Mr.
Baker was unable
to be present, so Prof.
principal of the Sumner High school, was asked to lead the
men in a few songs. He then made a short address to the
men, urging them to remember the part that their ancestors
had played in American history and for them to do their part
in making the world free. His closing remark, "And I don't
want to see all you men come back privates," brought a
mighty volume of applause from the new soldiers. After the
speaking, the men were allowed to disperse until 11:30 when
they will assemble again for entrainment.
Miss Hattie Hawley died at her home in Mound City at 6 o'clock this morning. The cause of her death was attributed to a nervous breakdown due to overwork. She was employed in the office of the Electric Light and Water Company, where she has been for a number of years. Miss Hawley was thirty-eight years of age and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Hawley.
She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge and was a popular, well known young woman having many friends in Cairo. She is survived by her mother and a sister, Mrs. C. E. Richie, of Mound City. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(Robert H. Hawley married Mary A. Boren on 6 Sep 1876, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
John W. O'Connell, who lived in this city many years ago, died yesterday morning at his home in St. Louis about 10 o'clock. He is a brother of Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald, of 415 Walnut Street.
Mr. O'Connell came here shortly after the Civil War and was a successful sign and house painter. He moved to St. Louis in the early 70s and engaged in the same business. He was very successful there and soon became very wealthy.
He was 76 years of age at the time of his death, caused by hardening of the arteries.
Fitzgerald married Mary
O’Connell on 2 Sep 1867, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
According to a
letter received by Charles
Dalton, of Olive
Branch, his son, Frank
Dalton is in a
hospital in France, severely wounded. Dalton
had a leg shot off and his left hand wounded. Dalton is in the draft and went to Camp Taylor from here.
A merry swimming party was brought to a tragic end last evening shortly after 8 o'clock when Harry Hine, a member of the party came to his death. The party composed of O. W. Brey, his wife and son, Milton, Miss Ethel Dawson, Mrs. Etta Jones, Mrs. William B. Brey, and small daughter, and the deceased, Harry Hine.
According to Mr. O. W. Brey, the party went out the Tenth Street road to the Mississippi River and there planned to spend the evening concluding with a big picnic supper. He and young Hine had waded around in the water before they had allowed anyone else to enter the river. They had found the water not to be over waist deep. About two hours after their arrival, Milton Brey called to his father for help. He had on a pair of water wings, but these, in some manner, had become tangled and were useless. The father could tell at a glance that the boy was in deep water and was drowning. He rushed to his aid, but soon became exhausted, although he is a very good swimmer.
Seeing the predicament, the other two were in, young Hine swam to them and Brey, seeing that he was merely hindering the other two and about to drown himself, in some manner reached the shore, where he lay exhausted some time. By this time the strong Mississippi current was pulling Milton and Harry far down stream. Harry finally succeeded in adjusting young Brey's wings, but the strain was too great on Hine, who had suffered from heart trouble and asthma. They soon reached a bar but it was Brey that was doing his utmost to save Hine now.
Meanwhile the party had gone for help and returned with Ralph Koonce and George Blough, who succeeded in pulling the boys ashore. It is not believed that Hine was drowned because he was never underwater as Brey succeeded in holding him up all the time after he became exhausted. The pulmoter at Fire Station No. 1 had been sent for, but whoever had been entrusted with this important mission failed to reach there, according to the firemen.
The coroner’s jury rendered a verdict this morning that he "came to his death thru exhaustion from his efforts to rescue a drowning person."
The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hine, of 3307 Highland Avenue, a sister, Miss Louis Hine, a student in the Cairo high school, and two brothers, Roland, with the Marines in the front line trenches, and Maurice, a sophomore in the high school.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence, 3307 Highland Avenue, conducted by Rev. Curwin Henley, pastor of the Tigert Memorial Church. Interment will be made at Beech Grove. Burke is in charge of the funeral.
The flag on the
Armory was flying at half-mast today out of respect for the
deceased, who was clerk of Co. D, Ninth Inf., I. N. G.
of Mrs. Edward
Rubenacker, of 3201 Elm Street, is reported killed in
action in France, according to a message received by his
sister Monday. The young man is well known in Cairo.
Mrs. Margaret Vick, aged 73 years, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John White, at Elco.
Death came after a period of failing health for the past three years.
Mrs. Vick was the widow of George Vick, formerly of Mill Creek, who died 18 years ago. Surviving her are eight children, Mrs. Mattie Dillow and Clyde Vick, of Mill Creek, Mrs. Edna Dillow, Will and Henry Vick, of Delta, Mrs. Ida Whitaker, of Miller City, Sidney Vick, of Marion, Ill., and Mrs. John White, of Elco.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Baptist church of which she was a member, conducted by the Rev. Will Lockard and burial was in Vick Cemetery at Mill Creek.
(George W. McCrite married Margaret McCrite on 2 Mar 1862, in Alexander Co., Ill. James Adam Dillow married Martha Alice Vick on 24 Apr 1895, in Alexander Co., Ill. Robert Otto Dillow married Edna Irene Vick on 9 Oct 1898, in Alexander Co., Ill. Her marker in Vick Cemetery near Mill Creek reads: Margareta Vick Born Dec. 9, 1844 Died Aug. 4, 1918. Our mother has gone to a mansion of rest, To a glorious land by the Deity blest.—Darrel Dexter)
August 7—Harry E.
Hine, aged 21. Funeral services will be conducted
at home of parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Hine, 3307 Highland Avenue, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, by
Rev. Corwin Henley,
pastor of the Southern Methodist Church. Special
interurban train will leave Thirty-fourth and Highland at
2:30 for interment at Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends of
the family are invited.
According to a
letter received by his mother, Mrs. Susie
Allen, of 509
Center Street, Sgt. Claude
Allen, U. S. M.
C., has been wounded in France. The letter was written
June 30, while he was in a hospital, where he states he had
been for three weeks. He does not state the extent of
his injuries, but says he will be "up and at 'em" in a short
while. His relatives had not seen his name in the
casualty list nor had they received any notification from
the War Department. Young
Allen was a
sergeant in Co. 78 Sixth Regiment U. S. M. C.
7—In the Marine casualty list today is the name of Eric
Carbondale, severely wounded.
Funeral services for Harry Hine, who died Monday evening after his successful effort to save Milton Brey from drowning, were held at the residence, 3307 Highland Avenue at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Company D, of which the deceased was a member, met at the Armory at 1 o'clock and marched to the home. After the services, conducted by Rev. Curwin Henley, of the Tigert Memorial Church, the funeral party boarded a special interurban train at Thirty-fourth and Highland for Beech Grove where interment was made.
At the grave, he
was given the burial of a soldier by Company D. The
firing squad fired a parting salute to the dying strain of
"taps." Pallbearers were chosen from his friends in
Potts, the man from Wickliffe, Ky., who was charged with the murder
of Otto Metcalf
in a saloon January 26, was arrested yesterday by Sergt.
Officer Beard on
a charge of robbery preferred by H. W.
Wickliffe. He was bound over to Sheriff
Ashby and returned without extradition papers.
Mahafee, another Cairo boy, has been wounded in action in France.
He was gassed and hit by shrapnel on July 19, according to a
letter written to his sister Mrs. Peter
Brackey, but as
the letter was written the following day from the field
hospital, and he said that he was getting along O.K. and
expected to get back to the front. It is believed that his
injuries are not severe.
Jesse R. Farley, a 17-year-old youth from Morehouse, Mo., died last evening at St. Mary's Infirmary where he had been brought for treatment by his mother.
The boy had been injured several weeks ago in an automobile accident, but his life could not be saved.
Brothers prepared the body for burial and will ship the
remains to Sikeston, Mo.
R. H. Hawley, time
keeper at the Polk Preserving Company, who has been off duty
owing to the illness and death of his daughter, Hattie, will
resume his daily avocation Friday at the plant.
R. Hutcheson received a letter from his son, Lieut. Roderick Hutcheson, who is a member of the Rainbow Division in France. He recently suffered an injury to his right hand, caused by a hand grenade, which he threw back at the Huns and has been at a base hospital for three weeks. He also states that one night a number of Hun airships were discovered over their quarters and the French ordered all lights out with the exception of the section where the German prisoners were stationed. The air men, mistaking the lighted place as an operating quarters, let down their death-dealing fire and killed some 29 Germans. Roderick says this may be hard to believe, but as he was on the scene and vouches for the truth of the statement. (Mound City)
C. A. Rudolph left Tuesday for Lovelace where he was called on account of the death of his sister. (Arlington, Ky.)
COLORED SOLDIER DIES IN HAWAII
Mrs. Sara Hart, a colored woman living at 908 Walnut Street, received words today that her nephew, Claud A. Robinson, a private in Co. K, 25th Infantry died at Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory on July 17. The remains are now at San Francisco and will be forwarded by the government if the relatives desire. The dead soldier is a grand nephew of Henry Taylor, a well-known colored man.
Saturday, 10 Aug 1918:
MRS. JERRY MORSE
KILLED BY TRAIN
Mrs. Jerry A. Morse was killed and her husband seriously injured Friday evening just this side of East Prairie, Mo., when the automobile in which they were driving was struck by a Cotton Belt inbound train. The car was thrown into a ditch and Mrs. Morse was pinned to the ground by the running board of the car, which crushed her ribs.
They were but a short distance from their home when the accident
Golconda, Ill., Aug. 10—The Rev. I. M. Blanchard, a prominent Baptist minister, dropped dead at his home near Golconda, Friday.
Mrs. Mary Cashman Kreher passed away this morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. Mary's Infirmary after a lingering illness. She was brought to Cairo from her home in DuQuoin following the death of her husband, which occurred but two months ago, this makes her demise doubly deplorable, as she leaves surviving three young sons, Edward, the oldest, aged 14, Albert, aged 11, and Earl, aged 9. She also leaves an aunt, Mrs. Timothy O'Conner, of Cobden.
Mrs. Kreher was born in Cairo February 14, 1873 and was married to Andrew Kreher of DuQuoin, in Cairo, October 31, 1901. Rev. Father Dispenbroch officiating.
The remains were taken to DuQuoin this afternoon where the funeral will occur Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Church conducted by Rev. Father Eschman. Mrs. T. J. Keefe and Mrs. Katherine Rubenacher of Cairo will accompany the funeral party.
CAIRO BOY WAS NAMED IN ORDERS
Lieut. Paul M. Clendenen Carried to Front on Stretcher to Direct Fighting
Second Lieutenant Paul M. Clendenen, in command of a company of colored troops on the battle line in France, has been named as one of a number of Americans officers for bravery in action.
Lieut. Clendenen is the son of Superintendent Taylor C. Clendenen, head of the Cairo public schools.
Junius B. Wood, correspondent of the Chicago Daily News, gives the account in a dispatch telling of the bravery of the negro troops, the old Eighth Illinois and a regiment of New York colored volunteers over whom Lieut. Clendenen is one of the offices.
Mentioning the various deeds for which the men are mentioned in French and American orders, the correspondent says:
“An epidemic of Spanish influenza gripped the regiment.
At the time, Capt. James Dugald
White, Capt. F.
W. Cobb, Lieut. R. M. Roland
and Second Lieutenant P. M.
carried to the front on stretchers and continued to direct
their men during the critical hours of the fighting.
Two small boys, living at Tatumville, near Tamms, were run over by a Mobile & Ohio train and killed some time last night, as they were stealing a ride. The names of the boys could not be learned today.
From information gained by
The Citizen, the boys had run off to Jonesboro and were
returning when they were run over by a train. As
conductor on the freight train No. 62 north, claimed he saw
the boys in the north end of the Tamms yards, which would
indicate that they were starting out a second time. At
any rate, their bodies were found at Mill Creek and were
taken to Jonesboro. Mill Creek is in Union County.
(The 15 Aug 1918, issue recorded their names as Reese
Tatum and Frank
A telephone message from Vienna today to
The Citizen, states that Charles L.
Ford reported killed in France was only wounded. His father,
William Ford, a
school teacher, received a cable from him on August 7,
stating that he was wounded and was getting along nicely.
Robert A. Richardson, of Mound City, Ill., is named as severely wounded in the casualty list published in The Citizen today.
Members of the Pulaski County draft board do not know him.
They have a Joe
Richards and a Henry Leon
Richards, but not
Robert A. Richardson.
Amos Milton Chism, aged 27, of Thebes, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Minnie Chism, at Olive Branch, Wednesday evening, at 6:20 o'clock, where he was visiting while undergoing medical attention. He had been ill for several months.
The deceased had been in the employ of the Southern Illinois Bridge Company and of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois road at Thebes.
The deceased is survived by a widow, who was Miss Mabel Brown and little son, Harold Eugene, and by a sister, Miss Florence Chism, and three brothers, Howard, Henry, and Leslie.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the M. E. church in Thebes, of which he was a member, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Browning, of Olive Branch, and burial was in the Thebes Cemetery.
(William E. Chism
married Minnie W.
Edwards on 28 Jan 1887, in Alexander Co., Ill.
His marker in Thebes Cemetery reads:
Amos M. Chism
1891-1919 Eva M.
Reese Tatum, aged 15, and Frank Schilling, aged 11, were killed early Tuesday morning by a Mobile and Ohio train about two and a half miles north of Mill Creek. The indications at the coroner’s inquest were that the boys had hopped the train to return home from Jonesboro.
The coroner’s inquest was held at Mill Creek. The Tatum boy's home was at Tatumville, a small village near Tamms, and the Schilling boy lived at Hazlewood, near Elco.
The funeral services were held Wednesday and interment made at Hazlewood Cemetery.
It is reported that the boys had taken some money from their folks and ran away because they were afraid to stay at home.
(Markers in Hazlewood Cemetery at Elco read:
W. Leeroy Son of W. C. & H. C.
Tatum Born Dec.
1, 1903 Died Aug. 13, 1918.
He came to raise our hearts to heaven.
He goes to call us there.
The golden gates were open wide.
A gentle voice said come, and Angels from the other
side welcomed Our loved one home.
(Henry B. Cartner
married Mary C.
Boswell on 7 Apr 1872, in Union Co., Ill.
A marker in Hulen Cemetery reads:
H. B. Cartner
C. Cartner His
Father & Mother.
Abide in Me.—Darrel
(A marker in Concord Cemetery near Olmsted reads:
Born July 30, 1913 Died Aug. 3, 1918.
Mrs. Caroline V. McClure, once a resident of Cairo, and for years a prominent resident of the north end of Alexander County, died in St. Louis Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Throgmorton. She was 85 years of age. The remains will be brought to McClure for burial Sunday.
Mrs. McClure was born in Virginia on July 29, 1833. With her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Overbey, she came to Cairo when eight years of age, attending school here until she was 16. Her father was in the mercantile business here. On February 24, 1853, she married Thomas J. McClure, who had then acquired quite a large farm at McClure. To them six children were born, four of whom survive, Mrs. Virginia Taylor, wife of Oscar Taylor, of McClure, Mrs. Caroline Throgmorton, wife of Dr. Charles Throgmorton, of St. Louis; T. J. McClure, of McClure, and Claude McClure.
Mrs. McClure was left a widow in 1882, when her husband died on August 23 of that year. Since that time for many years she managed her farming interests at McClure, with the assistance of her son, J. T. McClure.
Mrs. McClure built a fine home at McClure, which is one of the landmarks of that section.
(Thomas J. McClure married Caroline Overbey on 24 Feb 1853, in Alexander Co., Ill. Their marker in Lindsey Cemetery near McClure reads: In Memory of Thomas J. McClure Born Nov. 8, 1823 Died Aug. 23, 1882. Caroline McClure Born July 29, 1833 Died Aug. 27, 1918. Settled on farm in 1865 on present townsite of McClure, Illinois, Alexander County. Interested in farming, milling & promotion of welfare of community, friends & relatives. Members of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. A Memorial to our Father & Mother Thomas J. and Caroline O. McClure. Erected by the McClure Family Nov. 25, 1948.—Darrel Dexter)
WORD RECEIVED THAT PAUL COCHRAN IS DEAD
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cochran,
at 322 Twenty-ninth Street, have received a letter stating
that their son, Paul
Cochran, who was wounded July 25, was dead. The
letter did not state when he died or under what
HARRISBURG, Ill., Aug. 16—Owing to the prolonged dry period in this vicinity, coal miners are hauling water from Carmi, Benton, and Mount Carmel. One big mine has shut down.
At El Dorado, two men were killed and five injured by an explosion
in the No. 10 mine of the O'Gara Company.
E. A. Berry, of the Webster Hotel, received a message from the War Department today giving the information that his youngest brother, Private Frank Berry, had been seriously wounded in action on June 8. This is all the information contained in the message, the extent of his injuries and the engagement in which he was injured were not given.
Private Berry went over
with General Pershing
in June 1917 and has been in the regular army for four
years. He resided in Johnston City, Illinois.
It was learned in Cairo last evening that Mrs. W. R. Smith, wife of the former manager of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. here, had died in Carbondale following an operation. The funeral was held at Carbondale at 2:30 this afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
resided in Cairo until about two months ago.
All members of Knights and Ladies of Security are requested to
assemble at the Safford Hall, Sunday, Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m.
proceeding to the home of our late brother, Isaac
services will be held. The following have been selected as
Hughes, P. J.
Taylor, G. M. Taylor, Virgil Riley, and
William P. Joiner.
Minnie Lewis, the young daughter of John Lewis, of 3110 Sycamore, was accidentally shot and killed this afternoon about 1:45 by her younger brother, Leonard. He was playing with a shotgun when the accident occurred. The body was taken to Karcher Brothers to be prepared for burial.
It was learned that the children were playing with a loaded shotgun, and were trying to put it under the bed, when it was discharged, the load entering the little girl's neck. She was dead when her mother, who was in the next room rushed in when she heard the shot.
The girl was 13 years of age and her brother, who did the shooting, is 9 or 10. Their father, John Lewis, was killed on a shanty boat some years ago and since then their mother has remarried to Jake Pratt.
Dr. Dodds, coroner,
summoned a jury this afternoon to inquire into the accident.
Mrs. W. R. Smith, formerly of Cairo, died at her home in Carbondale, Friday following a surgical operation. Mrs. Smith was the wife of W. R. Smith, formerly manager of the Singer Sewing Machine Company’s downtown office in Cairo, leaving here about two months ago.
The funeral services were held in Carbondale this afternoon.
Following an illness of about two months, Mr. Isaac Zook, of 400 Washington Avenue, died yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his home.
The deceased is survived by his son, Robert Short, of Kansas City, Mo., a sister, Mrs. Robert Hogan, and a brother, Charles, both of Dawson Springs, Kentucky.
E. A. Burke prepared the remains for shipment to Bardwell, Ky., where they will be sent Sunday afternoon and interment made.
The following will act as pall bearers: Horace Hughes, P. J. Taylor, G. M. Hogan, Virgil Riley, and William P. Joiner.
(Isaac Zook married
Minnie Short on
12 May 1897, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
well-known citizen of the Milburn district, died at his
residence there Sunday night of cancer of the stomach, with
which he had suffered for a long time. Mr.
Boswell was a
good citizen and was interested in all movements tending to
uplift his fellowman. He was a member of the Baptist
Church, being a communicant of that organization of
worshippers for almost his entire life. His remains were
interred in the Milburn Cemetery Monday afternoon, the
funeral services being conducted by the Rev. W. H.
Clinton. Mr. Boswell
was a brother of George W.
Boswell, who died
at Bardwell on Saturday afternoon preceding his death on
The coroner’s jury in the case of Minnie
Lewis, the little girl who was shot Saturday afternoon by her
Lewis, ruled that she came to her death through the
accidental discharge of a shotgun.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the home, 3111
Sycamore, conducted by the Rev. Jesse
Paris, pastor of
the Church of God. The body was taken to Beech Grove at
2:30 where interment was made.
Funeral services were held Sunday at McClure over the remains of Mrs. Caroline McClure, and the remains were buried on top of the hill, beside the grave of her husband, T. J. McClure.
The funeral was largely attended. Dr. and Mrs.
daughter, and Claud
McClure and wife and two daughters, accompanied the
remains from St. Louis.
Word was received in Cairo Saturday evening of the sudden death of Herbert R. Gates, at his home in Buenaventura, Cuba, Saturday, August 10. Mr. Gates, who is a brother-in-law of Mrs. J. L. Batterson, 821 Twenty-fifth Street, was on his way home from an automobile ride with a friend, Dr. Grome, when the accident occurred and both were instantly killed. No particulars were given in the brief note telling of the tragedy and no informational to Mrs. Gates movements except that she intended leaving in a few days for St. Louis where her mother resides.
The news comes as a great shock to the relatives and friends of the
family in Cairo. Mr.
Gates and his family visited in Cairo last winter, the
guests of Mr. and Mrs.
(The 27 Aug 1918, issue records her name as Alta
Mozel Miller, aged 51 years, a prominent farmer of Elco, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, following an operation Monday for gallstones.
Mr. Miller had been in poor health for some time and Sunday came down to the infirmary when the operation was decided upon.
The deceased is survived by his widow and five children. He also leaves three brothers, Joseph, John and George Miller, also of Elco. He lives on a farm about a mile and a half from Elco. The remains will be taken to Elco Saturday and the funeral will probably be held Sunday, from the Baptist church, of which he was a member.
Most of the members of his family were present at his bedside when death came. They are stopping here at the home of Nelson I. Croft on Twenty-third street.
Andrew Roark, aged 50,
died at St. Mary's hospital yesterday. The body was removed
undertaking establishment and prepared for burial, which
took place yesterday at Beech Grove Cemetery. He is
survived by a sister Mrs.
Carbondale, who was notified of his death.
Word was received this morning of the death of Mrs. Anne Hall, which occurred at her home in Anna, Ill., Friday afternoon, after a several weeks' illness. Mrs. Hall was the mother of Mrs. Charles Hickcox, of St. Louis, formerly of Cairo, and of Mrs. Kate Hartline and Mrs. Aurora Poole, of Anna, both teachers in the Cairo schools. She also leaves surviving her three other daughters: Miss Emma Hall, Mrs. Hicks, of Sikeston, Mo., and Mrs. Cox, of St. Louis. Mrs. Hall is well known in Cairo where she has often visited.
The funeral services will be held in Anna Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock and interment made in the Anna cemetery.
(Frank H. Hall married
Flora A. Elkins
on 22 Nov 1866, in Johnson Co., Ill.
Her marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:
Mrs. Grace Edmonds Flournoy, aged 28 years, wife Clarence S. Flournoy, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary at 3 o’clock Sunday morning following an operation Friday morning in an attempt to save her life. She has been ill for nearly two months and a greater part of the time was at the home of her sister, Mrs. Andrew Serbian, on the Mound City Road. She was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Flournoy was an unusually beautiful and accomplished young woman. Possessed of an unusually fine contralto voice, she was an earnest ___ student and was ambitious to accomplish something with her talent. She was a valued member of the Fortnightly Musical Club and the contralto soloist at the Presbyterian Church of which she was a member.
Funeral services were held Sunday night at 8 o’clock at the residence, 425 Twenty-sixth Street conducted by Rev. J. A. Brunberg of Malden, Mo.
Among the floral tributes there was a sheaf of roses from the Fortnightly Musical Club. The remains were taken to Mason, Tenn., and interment was made there today.
Mrs. Flournoy leaves surviving her her husband, two little daughters, Grace and Margie, he mother, Mrs. Gravett, of Mound City, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Serbian of Cairo, and Mrs. Frank Henry, of Chicago.
(Andrew Serbian, 22, of
Cairo, married Bertha
Mikkin, 21, of Cache, on 3 Sep 1899, in Pulaski Co.,
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McClary, born last Wednesday, died Sunday afternoon. It was their first born.
Funeral services were held at ten o’clock this morning at the family residence, No. 411 Twenty-seventh Street and the remains were taken to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment.
Rev. J. A. Brunberg, of
Malden, Mo., who preached at the Presbyterian church Sunday
morning in the absence of the pastor, conducted the
Funeral services were held Sunday at Elco over the remains of Moses
L. Miller, who
died at St. Mary's Infirmary Friday. A number of Cairo
people attended, including Senator Sidney B.
Brown, Nelson I. Croft,
and family and Mrs. J. S.
We desire to extend our thanks and appreciation to our friends for
their kindness during the illness and at the death of our
husband and father, Moses L.
Miller. We are
thankful to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson I.
Croft for their
kindness and also extend our thanks to the members of the
Methodist choir for the kindness they showed us.
The body of Claude A. Robinson, colored private in Co. K, Twenty-fifth Infantry, who died at Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory on July 17, arrived in Cairo today and will be buried in the National Cemetery at Mound City Tuesday with military honors. A special interurban car will leave at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon to take the family and friends to the cemetery. The young man was a son of Mrs. Saydie Hart of 908 Walnut Street. He had been in the service for about two years.
(Claud A. Robinson,
private in the U. S. Army, died 17 Jul 1918, and was buried
in Section F, grave 4682A, at Mound City National
Gray B. Honey, an old resident of Alexander County, died Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Garner, near Thebes.
He was born in Fayette County, Tennessee, December 3, 1847, and came to Thebes with his parents when a small boy and has resided in Alexander County since that time.
The deceased leaves a wife and five children, Walter S. Honey, of Thebes, Mrs. Cecile Garner, Mrs. James Benefield, of Fayville, Mrs. L. E. Holbin, of East St. Louis, and Mrs. William E. Ayers, Marion, Ill.
Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
(William E. Ayers
married Ione Honey
on 23 Dec 1900, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
(The 22 Aug 1918, issue reported her name as Alter
Anthony Shimaltis, of Harrisburg, was in the list of wounded, degree undetermined, made public yesterday by the war department.
The list also contains the names of 96 reported missing in action.
We wish to thank our kind friends for their assistance, beautiful
floral offerings and automobiles furnished at the funeral of
our infant son.
Asa M. Yates, aged 59
years, died at his home on the Central Bend Road in Dogtooth
Bend at 7 o'clock this morning after a long illness. He was
one of the prominent farmers of his neighborhood.
The deceased is survived by a widow and several children. He was a
brother of Spirus H.
(Asa M. Yates married
Ada Foster on 1
Aug 1893, in Alexander Co., Ill.
His marker in Baumgard Cemetery reads:
Asa M. Yates
Born Nov. 12, 1860 Died Aug. 28, 1918.
Addie E. Yates Born Feb. 17, 1872 Died March 1, 1933.—Darrel
Death came into the home and called from a loyal wife and five children, their devoted father and husband, Moses L. Miller, of Elco, on Friday, Aug. 23rd, at 2:30 o'clock p.m.
The village and entire surrounding country mourns the loss of a very estimable and highly respected citizen noted for his charity and activity in religious life.
The deceased was born near Elco, March 27, 1868. Early in life he married Miss Melissa Smithy. To this union were born seven children, of whom five are living. Mr. Miller was a man noted for his kindness toward all who knew him, ministering to the wants of others and any differences that might exist thru kindness which he practiced as an instrument of discipline.
The deceased fought the battles of life bravely. Having been ill for some time until recently he was advised by a number of prominent physicians that an operation was necessary to prolong his life.
The operation was undergone on Monday, August 19th, at St. Mary’s Infirmary, in Cairo, but proved of no avail.
The Almighty in His infinite goodness and wisdom saw fit to call from our midst this manly man to reap the harvest to reward beyond and may he share abundantly in the glories that the Prince of Peace has so willingly promised to bestow on all like characters.
The body was removed to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bufford, in Elco, and on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock the funeral was preached at the Baptist church, of which the deceased was a faithful and active member for a number of years.
The remains were taken to the Sims Cemetery north of town and laid to rest, mid falling rain to the mother earth.
We, the people, beg to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the immediate family in this their sad bereavement.
(His marker in St. John’s Cemetery near Mill Creek reads:
Born March 27, 1868 Died Aug. 23, 1918.
his wife Born Oct. 5, 1870 Died Nov. 1, 1961.—Darrel
Died—At the residence in Lake Milligan neighborhood, Asa M.
morning, August 28, at 9:30 o'clock, aged 58 years. The
funeral services will be held at Lake Milligan Baptist
Church near Miller City at 11 o'clock Friday morning; sermon
by Rev. T. W. Tate,
the pastor of the church. The funeral party will leave the
residence at 9:30 o'clock. Interment in Bumgard Cemetery.
Funeral services for Asa M.
Yates will be held Friday morning at Lake Milligan
Baptist Church, near Miller City, at 11:00 o'clock conducted
by Rev. T. Tate,
pastor. Notice of the funeral appears elsewhere today.
Friday, 30 Aug
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo., Aug. 30—Brakeman C. A.
Yow, working between Illmo and Paragould on the Missouri Pacific,
was found Wednesday under an iron bridge, six miles south of
Perkins with his head and one arm cut off. The discovery
was made by the crew of a train.
FUNERAL OF MRS. BAIN TO BE HELD TUESDAY
Funeral services of Mrs. Sarah
Bain, of 618 Thirty-sixth, who died Saturday evening, will be held
tomorrow morning at the family residence. The funeral
cortege will leave the residence at 10:20 over a special
interurban train for Shiloh Cemetery, Mounds. There will be
services at the grave.
Funeral services of Walter
Cooper, aged 37 years, who died at St. Mary's Infirmary
Saturday, were held at
undertaking parlors yesterday. The remains were sent to his
home in LaCenter, Ky., where the burial will take place at 4
o’clock this afternoon. His brother, S. H.
Cooper, was at
his bedside at the time of his death.
(The 27 Aug 1918, issue gives his name as N. J.
Livesay and the 4
Sep 1918, issues records it as Nebron J.
Nelson J. Livesay, 24, of Ashley, Ill., born in Washington Co., Ill., 5’5”,
dark hair, blue eyes, light complexion, enlisted as a
corporal in Co. G, 13th Illinois Cavalry on 21
Dec 1863, and was mustered out at Pine Bluff, Ark., 25 Aug
Koontz married Annie Livesay
on 22 Jun 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Keller, 22, barber, born in Mound City, Ill., son of
Chris Keller and
Livesay, 21, born in Villa Ridge, Ill., daughter of
and Sarah Hankins,
on 31 Jan 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mrs. Margaret Hurst, aged 71, died at her home in Mound City at 9 o’clock this morning, after an extended illness of heart trouble.
She had been a widow for several years and leaves two sons, William H. Hurst, of Vincennes, Ind., and Robert Hurst, of Mound City; and three daughters, Mrs. Christina Nelms, Mrs. H. V. Handley and Mrs. Harry Price, all of Mound City.
She was a native of Pulaski County and was born near Olmsted. She was well known to a large circle of Pulaski County people.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced today.
A female infant, apparently very young, was found dead among the weeds along the Beech Ridge Road yesterday afternoon about 1:30 by Road Commissioner Andrew Serbian. It appeared to have been thrown there from a passing automobile and was probably dead already.
Coroner Dodds was called
and an inquest was held, but nothing could be learned about
the matter. The coroner ordered the body buried and this
was done yesterday afternoon.
William L. Mattingley, of Mound City, is mentioned in today's casualty list among the severely wounded.
The name of Almus Loloss, of Marion, is also among the wounded.
Both men are privates.
The body of Mrs. Robertson,
who drowned when the
St. Louis sank last week, was found at Chester and her
husband and brother passed through Cairo Sunday from
Chester, where they identified the body and took it back to
Moscow, Ky., for burial.
Mrs. Mary E. Sanders,
aged 50, the wife of Henry
Commerce, Mo., died at St. Mary’s Infirmary about midnight,
Saturday. She had been ill about four years and had been
taken to the infirmary Thursday. The body was taken to
Karcher Brothers, who prepared it for burial. The funeral will be
held at Commerce today.
Louis Zanone, Sr., died this afternoon at 3 o'clock at St. Mary’s Infirmary where he was brought Monday from a sanitarium at Anna, Ill. He has been ailing for the past several years following a paralytic stroke.
Mr. Zanone was 63 years old and was born in Italy. When he came to the United States he located first at Mounds and in 1869 moved to Cairo, where he has been in business since. He leaves surviving him his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Thompson, of Memphis, and two sons, Enrico and Louis, Jr., the latter in France with the U. S. Army and Enrico in training camp in Ohio.
The funeral arrangements had not been decided this evening.
Robert Fellnagel, son of
Mr. and Mrs. William
Fellnagel, 2117 Holbrook, is in a hospital in France
suffering from severe mustard gas burns. His face was
blistered and his eyes injured as well as a number of burns
on his body. When he wrote on August 19, he was just able
to sit up. The men had worn their gas masks all night and
in the morning took them off. The day was cloudy and the
gas was supposedly near the ground. When the sun came out
in the afternoon, the gas rose and many of the men suffered
from the affects.
Mrs. Ella Primper, formerly of Cairo, died at 12 o'clock today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hugh Miller, at Paducah, where she had been making her home for the past two months. Blood poisoning starting from an infection in her foot is said to have been the cause.
Mrs. Primer, who is an aunt of John Scheel and of Miss Gertrude Eschman, of Cairo, is survived by two sisters in Paducah, the other being Mrs. Lillie Bethel. She was a widow.
Funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon with
burial at Paducah.
Mrs. Linda May Bates, of New Madrid, Mo., aged 30, died last evening about 5:10 o'clock at St. Mary’s Infirmary of puerperal peritonitis. She had been here since Sunday.
She is survived by a young babe, her husband, W. Claude Bates, and her mother. They were all at her bedside when she succumbed.
Brothers prepared the body for shipment to New Madrid, this
morning on the 7 o'clock train. The funeral will be held
Thursday and she will be buried near her home.
Louis Zanone, Sr., died Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at St. Mary’s Infirmary where he was brought Monday from a sanitarium at Anna, Ill. He has been ailing for the past several years following a paralytic stroke.
Mr. Zanone was 63 years old and was born in Italy. When he came to the United States he located first at Mounds and in 1869 moved to Cairo, where he has been in business since. He leaves surviving him his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Thompson, of Memphis, and two sons, Enrico and Louis, Jr., the latter in France with the U. S. Army and Enrico in training camp in Ohio.
The funeral arrangements had not been decided this evening.
Zanone—Died Tuesday, Sept. 10, Louis Zanone.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:15 o'clock with requiem high mass at St. Joseph's Church.
Remains will be taken by special Illinois Central train from Fourteenth and Ohio streets at 9:30 o'clock for Villa Ridge cemetery, where interment will be made in Calvary Cemetery. Rev. James Gillen will officiate.
Friends of the family are invited.
(His marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kindness
and sympathy during the illness and death of our darling
mother, and also for the many beautiful flowers.
(Harry Vantrees Handley,
30, manufacturer, born in Grand Tower, Ill., son of Manuel
Handley and Margaret C.
Pulley, married Sarah Duncan
Hurst, 28, of
Pulaski, born in Villa Ridge, Ill., daughter of Michael
Hurst and Margaret Jane Hurst,
on 16 Sep 1900.—Darrel
Mrs. Louisa J. Gibbons, aged 54 years, died at 2 o'clock this morning at her home, No. 710 Thirty-seventh Street, after an illness of about three years. She suffered from a complication of diseases.
The deceased was a widow and spent her whole life in Cairo. She leaves two sons, Harry Gibbons, of Salem, Ill., and J. W., of Camp Dix, N. J., and one daughter, Miss Nondus Gibbons. There are also two grandchildren and three brothers Charles Talbott, of Chicago, and Lindza and Fred Talbott, of Cairo.
Funeral arrangements are awaiting the arrival of relatives and interment will be at DuQuoin.
Mrs. Gibbons was a member of the Christian Church. Mrs. Falconer has charge of the funeral.
(John A. Gibbons married
Louisa J. Talbott
on 11 Jun 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mrs. Eliza Farmer, aged 71 years, died this morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Schell, 227 Twenty-seventh street, where she had been making her home. She had been sick for several months of cirrhosis of the liver.
The remains were taken to Fulton, Ky., today for burial beside her
husband. Funeral services were held at the residence at 10
o’clock this morning, conducted by Rev. Mr.
Turner, pastor of
Calvary Baptist Church and the body was taken to Fulton on
the 1:45 Illinois Central train E. A.
Burke had charge
of the burial.
Saturday, 14 Sep
The funeral of Louis Zenone, whose death occurred at St. Mary's Infirmary late Tuesday afternoon, was held this morning at 8:15 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. Father James J. Gillen officiating. There were many beautiful flowers sent by friends of the deceased and his family.
The funeral party went by special train to Villa Ridge where
interment was made at Calvary Cemetery.
Brothers were in charge of the funeral.
George Hornberger, a prominent farmer from Cache, died early this morning at the home of Mrs. H. A. Etz, 225 Nineteenth Street. The deceased was about 59 years of age and had been sick for about a month. His wife died about three months ago. He is survived by eight children, all living in the vicinity of Cache.
The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Saturday, Sept. 14, George
59 years, at St. Mary’s Infirmary.
Interment in Bumgard Cemetery near Willard at 3 p.m.
Friends of the family are invited.
A man, who has been following the circus for the last three days,
dropped dead this morning at Sixteenth and Commercial. He
fell on the sidewalk and then had several hemorrhages, dying
quickly. The police took him to
undertaking parlors. He was a one-legged man and had a
small concession with the show. The man's name could not be
John Clark, sentenced to
a life sentence on a charge of murder at the fall term of
the Alexander County Circuit Court A. D. 1901, will apply
for Pardon or Commutation of sentence or parole at the
October meeting of the Board of Pardons to be held at
Springfield, Illinois, on the 8th day of October A. D. 1918.
Portageville Man Struck by Train Dies at Infirmary
W. R. Adams, of Portageville, Mo., injured in an accident at Lilbourn, Mo., at eight o’clock Tuesday morning, when the car in which he was riding was struck by a Cotton Belt train, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary at 1:30 o’clock, this morning. Death was due to concussion of the brain.
Mr. Adams was in a car with three others when it was hit by the train. He was brought over to Cairo last evening but his injuries were so serious that nothing could be done to save his life.
The deceased was a carpenter and had been a deputy sheriff at Portageville and was well known in that community. He leaves a wife and four children. A son, Alfred Adams, was with him when he was brought here and was at his bedside at his death. He was a member of the W. O. W. lodge.
The body was prepared for burial by Karcher Brothers and taken to Portageville at 2 o’clock this afternoon and funeral services will be held tomorrow.
Uncle of Cairo Woman Thought to Have Met with Foul Play; Dead
The following story in the Paducah Evening Sun will be of interest to Cairo people and probably the man is known here. The Sun says:
The family of James Jones (alias Drake) who drank carbolic acid Sunday morning back of Johnson’s saloon on South Tenth Street, believe that he met with foul play. His sisters in a statement to the Sun, this morning, declared that they believe someone gave Jones the poison in some whiskey and that he would never have killed himself.
The police are still working on the case. Detective Franklin and others are investigating.
Jones, who was better known as Drake, among his friends, was born in Nashville, Tenn., August 31, 1884. He was night watchman on the wharf boat at the time of his death and had followed the river trade for years.
Relatives of Jones said today that he had brooded over death of his mother also. His mother’s bones were recently interred and reburied in another place. He became melancholy after viewing them.
The funeral was held at 4 o’clock this afternoon from the residence. The deceased held a membership in the Tenth Street Church. The following relatives survive: three sisters as follows: Jennie Lynn of Paducah, Florence Durrett, of Cairo; Bell Drake, of Cairo; a niece, Lillian Norris, of Cairo; a nephew, Clarence O. Lynn, of Paducah; a cousin, Violet Steely, of Paducah; an aunt, Belle Carver, and brother-in-law, George Lynn, of Paducah.
Friday, 20 Sep
Mrs. John Major, aged 72 years, died at the home of her daughter in Sandoval, Ill., Thursday. She was the widow of the late John Major, and formerly resided in Cairo. Her sister, Mrs. Annie Kobler, of Cairo, died about a year ago. She leaves surviving her daughter, Mrs. Josie Swayne, of DuQuoin, and a brother, William Douthhitt, of Monroe, La.
The funeral services will be held in Mounds, Saturday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, the funeral party arriving there at noon, interment will be made at Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
(John Major married Mary
Dauphet on 16 Jun
1869, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
H. P. Cates, of 413 Eighth Street, an aged blacksmith, dropped dead this morning at the Hastings Elevator, where he was working on their addition. The coroner's inquest was held at 1:30 this afternoon. E. A. Burke has charge of the body.
The deceased is survived by his wife and daughter Jennie, of Cairo and sons, Bruce, of Gary, Ind., Charlie, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Chris, of Milbourn, Ky.
No arrangements for the funeral have been made.
A message received this afternoon states that Joe Glynn, son of John P. Glynn, of Cairo, died this morning at 9 o'clock of pneumonia at the Great Lakes Training Station, following an attack of Spanish influenza, which is epidemic at the naval station at this time.
His father received word Thursday that his son was dangerously ill
and went up Thursday night. He has only been ill a few days
and had been at the Great Lakes for about three months. The
news of his death came as a great shock to Cairo, where he
was well known and popular. His death is the first on the
casualty list for Cairo.
Mrs. J. O. Zimmerman passed away at St. Mary's Infirmary at 12:40 this morning, following a surgical operation Thursday. Mrs. Zimmerman had been in poor health for the past year and recently returned from Colorado where she spent the summer and where she had been quite ill. She has not been able to be out since returning to her home here.
She was a member of the Cairo Baptist Church and was a well-known resident of Cairo, where she has lived for the past seventeen years. She was born in Tennessee. Mrs. Zimmerman had many friends in Cairo and was loved by them for her sunny and social disposition and her death comes as a great shock to all. She leaves surviving her, her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Frederick K. Wheeler, of Cairo, a son, Monto O. Zimmerman, of Stonington, Ill., a sister, Mrs. A. B. Patton, of Pine Bluff, Ark., and a niece, Mrs. J. C. Witt, of Cairo.
The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. F. K. Wheeler, 818 Charles Street, conducted by Rev. L. D. Lamkin. The funeral party will leave at 11:15 for Makanda, Ill., where interment will take place at the family private cemetery.
The pallbearers chosen are Messrs. J. W. Howe, H. N. Henckell, Raymond Abell, John T. Brown, Claude Winter, Lee J. May, Herbert C. Steinel, and Leslie Roche.
(Her marker in Zimmerman Cemetery near Makanda reads:
Sophronia Zimmerman 1860-1918. She
is buried beside Jacob O.
Arriving on No. 5 from Chicago, the remains of Joseph J. Glynn, Cairo's first sailor to die in the service of his county, was met by the Knights of Columbus and Elks lodges in a body. He was carried in a flag-draped hearse to Karcher Brothers undertaking parlors, followed by the lodge members.
Last evening, the remains were taken from Karcher's Brothers to the Knights of Columbus club rooms, where the body will lie in state until Tuesday morning under guard of two Elks, two Knights and two members of Company D. The body will be removed to St. Patrick’s Church for requiem high mass. It will be returned to the club where the funeral services will be held conducted by Father James J. Downey.
With full military escort, the body will be borne to 14th Street at 2 p.m. tomorrow, where the funeral train will be in waiting to proceed to Villa Ridge, where interment will take place.
That a Cairo patriot has fallen is seen on every hand. Many of his old friends are not here, for they too are in the service. But he is being mourned everywhere. The city flag at the Halliday Park and the flag on Fire Station No. 1 were flying at half-mast this morning, paying a silent tribute to one who gave his all that it should never go down.
(His marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
John Joseph Glynn Born Aug. 30, 1894 Died Sept. 21, 1918 U. S. Navy.—Darrel
Mrs. Cordelia E. Abell, of 810 Walnut Street, passed away at 2:30 o'clock this morning, following an illness of about two weeks of malarial fever. She was in her 86th year and owing to her advanced age her death was not unexpected.
The deceased was the widow of the late Joseph Abell and had been a resident of Cairo for nearly 55 years. She was a native of Cincinnati.
Surviving are five sons, A. G. Abell, of Kansas City, and Joseph C., Tate, Edward and Samuel, all of Cairo.
Funeral services will be held from the home of C. T. Abell, 425 Tenth Street, but arrangements are awaiting the arrival of E. G. Abell.
Mrs. Abell has one
brother surviving in Cincinnati. Her eldest brother died
only a few months ago.
Mrs. Rose Fritzier,
formerly of Cairo, died at her home in St. Louis, Saturday
night, about 11 o'clock. She was a sister of William
Steagala and an aunt of Mrs. E. J.
Nambrick and Mrs. Frank
Connell, of this city. The remains will arrive from St.
Louis Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock and interment will be
made at Villa Ridge.
Pioneer River Captain Succumbs after Illness of Several Months; 47 Years Old
Capt. Clarence Nichols, a pioneer Cairo river man died this morning at 3:00 p.m. at the home of his parents, Capt. and Mrs. Charles Nichols on Cross Street. Capt. Nichols had been ill for some months and had been under treatment at Rochester, Minn. He was removed from St. Mary’s Infirmary several days ago. He was 47 years of age.
The deceased is survived by his parents, a brother, Capt. Harry, and two sisters, Mrs. R. P. Flack, of this city, and Mrs. D. M. Scott, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mrs. Scott returned to her home about a week ago thinking that her brother was out of danger.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed, because of the inability to locate his father, who is on a steamer some place between Portsmouth and Cincinnati, but it is expected that he will be reached sometime today.
The body will be taken from Burke’s undertaking parlors to the Elks Club rooms, where it will lie in state until funeral arrangements are completed.
Capt. Nichols was born in Covington, Ky., on July 3, 1871, and had been a resident of Cairo for 26 years, twenty of which he had been employed by the River Coal Company and the Barrett line. He was regarded as one of the best pilots running out of Cairo. The last boat that he took out was the James Moren on June 5.
The remains will be buried at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Capt. Nichols was a
member of the Elks Lodge and of the K. M. K. C.
VIENNA, Ill., Sept. 23—A letter was received Saturday morning by Rev. H. C. Tritt, pastor of the Methodist Church of this place, giving particulars of the death of his son on the battlefield of France. No official message has been received. The letter was the first news the family had of their great bereavement. Lieut. Herchel C. Tritt was 22 years of age. He was a graduate of the Carterville high school and an attendant of McKendree College. He enlisted in the regular army in January 1917, served first in the coast artillery at Fort Totten, transferred to Foreign Service August 18, 1918, and was given a commission as second lieutenant. He was transferred from Bat. A to Bat. B and met death only a few hours after being transferred, August 31.
Lieut. Tritt, the letter
stated, had been sent with another officer and several men
to an observation post and was struck by a shell. He never
regained consciousness and died soon afterward. This is the
first death reported of a Johnson County boy and the
sorrowing friends have the sympathy of the community.
Information was received by long distant telephone last night from
Postmaster B. McManus,
Jr., that three Cairo boys were ill at the Great Lakes,
suffering from the same malady, probably Spanish
influenza. He called Guy
Eichenburger at the Blue Front Restaurant, but he was already on his
way to Chicago. He told Clyde
Jones, the night manager, that Phil
Eichenburger was very ill, though not dangerously. He also stated
that his own son, Allen, and Dick
Roberts were affected.
married Eva ____ on 18 May 1895, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Their markers in Baumgard Cemetery read:
Hornberger 1859-1918 Father.
Eva Hornberger 1879-1918 Mother.—Darrel
FOR JOSEPH GLYNN
The funeral services of Joseph Glynn, Cairo's first sailor hero, were held this morning at St. Joseph's Church and were very largely attended. The body was removed after the services to the Knights of Columbus club rooms, where it was left in state until 1:30 p.m., at which time the funeral party left for the Illinois Central special train at Fourteenth and the levee. Interment was made at Villa Ridge.
Led by Company D, one of the largest funeral parties in Cairo accompanied the remains of the deceased sailor. The Elks and Knights of Columbus attended in a body. At the cemetery he was buried with full military honors—his casket was draped with the American flag, and a firing squad delivered the last salute to the dying strains of "Taps."
The active pallbearers were eight members of Company D and the honorary pallbearers were:
From the Elks: Louis Block, Charles Walker, And. M. Davis, Henry Goettel, H. N. Henckell, Lee J. May, Tenny Goldsmith, Edward Hill.
From the Knights
of Columbus: Thomas
Fischer, M. J. O'Shea, E.
J. Walder, John
Crehan, F. J.
Fitzgerald, R. Y. DuQuesnay,
M. S. Egan
A letter from
states that he was expected to leave the hospital the day
the letter was written, Sunday. A wire from Guy P.
father, stated that Phil had left the hospital but that he
had not located him when it was sent, as he had been sent to
Died—Nichols, September 23, 1918, aged 47 years. Funeral services will be conducted at Elks Lodge B. P. O. #, 651 Wednesday, September 25th, at 2 o'clock p.m. by Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor Lutheran church.
Special interurban cars leave 9th and Washington Ave., at 2:30 p.m. Interment Beech Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers, H. R. Aisthorpe, W. H. Wood, W. F. Crossley, C. C. Terrell, Gus Osterloh, M. S. Egan, James Casey.
Friends of family
Dave Mayes, a deserter from Camp Dodge, Iowa, shot and killed himself at 11:45 this morning when an attempt was made to arrest him.
He was on Dick Wood's farm in the Drainage District and swore that he would not be taken alive. Sgt. McKinney and Detective Casey went to the farm and surrounded the house.
Mayes came to the door when he saw the officers and looked out. He then passed from the view and a few minutes later a shot was heard. Dashing into the house, the man was found dead.
(His name is
recorded as David
Mayze in the 26 Sep 1918, issue.—Darrel
A distressing accident occurred yesterday evening at 6 o’clock between Cross and Center streets in front of Steger's bakery, when Lorraine Richardson, the 12-year-old daughter of H. S. Richardson, 25th and Walnut streets, was run over by an automobile driven by D. L. Marx. Mr. Marx, who was driving his son's car, saw the little girl mount her wheel when he was about fifteen feet away and he had intended to make a stop. She got in his path, Mr. Marx says, and he dodged, but she apparently tried to avoid the car by diverting her course in the same direction and the wheels of the car passed over her abdomen, inflicting what may prove to be fatal injuries. She was at once taken to St. Mary’s Infirmary where Drs. Clark, Woelfle, and Walsh worked valiantly to save her life, though there is little hope this afternoon that she can survive.
Lorraine is a great favorite among her school mates and is an unusually bright and lovable little girl and has the sympathy of the entire city in her terrible suffering.
Her father, Mr.
H. S. Richardson,
is a superintendent for the Metropolitan Insurance Company.
He attended school in Decatur, Ill., and came from there to Mounds, when he was employed by the I. C. R. R. as yard clerk. He resigned his position on the 15th of May, 1917, and enlisted in the Field Artillery of St. Louis, on the 18th day of May, 1917. Was in Camp at Ft. Bliss, Texas, until July 23, when he sailed for France.
The first letter his mother received after his arrival in France was Sept. 1, 1917. He stated that he was in good health and always wrote encouraging letters. The last letter she received was dated June 2, 1918, just nine months since the first one was received. He continued to encourage his mother, telling her not to worry, as he did not feel that he was in danger. On Friday, Feb. 12, his mother received the sad message that he had given his young life for his country. He joined the Y. M. C. A. January 9, 1916.
Elsa Stevers on
23 Dec 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
According to word received by Mrs. Rose L. Clifford, of 414 Union Street, from Major General Barnett, her son, Corporal Leonard A. Clifford, U.S. Marine Corps, was severely wounded in action on July 19. Clifford enlisted last fall and as a very popular young man. He was a member of the C. H. S. football team during the season of 1916 and was one of the best tackles since the days of "Grandpa Curry", who by the way was injured some time ago with the British army. Gen. Barnett's communication received by Mrs. Clifford last night at 8 o'clock follows:
Regret to inform you cablegram from abroad states that Corporal Leonard Adolph Clifford, Marine Corps, was seriously wounded in action on July 19. No further particulars available. Official cablegram cannot be sent asking about his condition, but you will be notified should any details be received."
Cairo on January 9, last, and landed in France on May 5. It
is presumed that the young man is improved, otherwise his
family would have even notified previous to this had death
Peter Coldwater, aged 84, died at Mound City at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. T. Betts.
The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by two grandchildren in addition to his daughter, Mrs. Allie Easterday and Arthur Betts, who is now in France.
will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the family
residence in Mound City.
Little Miss Lorraine Richardson, the twelve -year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Richardson, of 2502 Walnut Street, died at St. Mary's Infirmary last night, from injuries received when she was run over by an automobile driven by D. L. Marx. The wheels of the car passed over the middle of her body and despite the efforts of three physicians, she sank rapidly and no hope was held for her recovery. The body was removed to Burke's undertaking parlors.
Lorraine was a student of the Cairo public school, being in the sixth grade.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence Friday, conducted by Rev. J. S. Clements, pastor of the First Christian Church at 2 o'clock. A special interurban train will leave Twenty-fifth Street and Walnut streets at 2:30, where interment will be made.
There will be
out-of-town friends and relatives from Paducah, Bardwell,
Wickliffe, Columbus, and others from more distant points who
will arrive to attend the funeral.
Diggs, a one-arm
negro, is being held in connection with the suicide of David
Mayze, a deserter from the United States Army.
Mayze left here for Camp Dodge some months ago and deserted.
The coroner’s jury meeting in the Drainage District, yesterday, reported that Mayze came to his death by his own hand.
(His name is
recorded as David
Mayes in the 25 Sep 1918, issue.—Darrel
into rest, September 25, 1918, Anna Lorrane
Lehrer died in
Paducah this morning. Mr.
Lehrer was a
well-known tobacco salesman and had many friends in Cairo.
The funeral will be held in Paducah, Sunday and friends from
Cairo will attend.
A coroner’s jury which met in Burke's undertaking parlors yesterday afternoon, returned a verdict in the death of little Lorraine Richardson, that "she came to her death by internal injuries caused by an automobile passing over her body and that the accident was purely accidental and unavoidable. The automobile being driven by David L. Marx."
The jury impaneled by Coroner John T. Brown was as follows:
H. T. Moore,
Herbert Steinel, R. H. Spann,
Niles F. Schuh,
and Lee J. May.
Corp. Fred White, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Crider, of 469 Thirty-fifth Street, was wounded in action on July 7, according to official notice received by his mother, Thursday.
The young man is in the U. S. Marines. Two other Cairo boys, Fox and Clifford, are in the marines with him, word also coming that the latter was seriously wounded.
MURPHYSBORO, ILL., 2:00 p.m. (Special)—Four foreigners, who had becomes isolated from the rest of the men, have been rescued. They knew nothing of what happened to the other 20 men. The fire is still raging.
MURPHYSBORO, ILL., Sept. 28—Twenty-five men were believed to have been killed at 5 o'clock this morning in an explosion in a mine of the Franklin Coal & Coke Company at Royalton, Ill. The dead include the superintendent and the general manager.
The mine had caught fire and Superintendent Rastick and Manager Helms with 21 others went down into the mine to fight the blaze.
occurred soon after and up to 10 o'clock rescuers had not
found them and all hope had been abandoned.
James Herring, nephew of Dr. S. B. Cary, and well known in Cairo, died at the Great Lakes naval station at 2:30 Friday afternoon, of influenza.
The remains will be sent to Union City, Tenn., his former home, where the funeral will be held probably Monday.
The young man
formerly attended the Cairo high school.
"There are not enough well people in Elco to take care of the sick ones," said Scott Jordan, in from Mill Creek today.
There are a hundred cases of Spanish influenza there and Thursday there was a consultation of physicians which included Dr. Robinson and Dr. Mathis, of Ullin, Dr. Heilig, of Mill Creek, and Dr. Penniman, of Tamms.
The matter has been reported to the State Board of Health and they are endeavoring to send a physician to Elco to take charge of the situation.
It is said that when one member of a family is taken down that the disease goes right through the family.
So far, no deaths
have been reported.
John M. Powers, known to his intimate friends as "Mooney Jack," died at St. Mary's Infirmary yesterday afternoon about 1 o'clock. He had been suffering from a liver trouble for about a year, but his case did not become serious until a few weeks ago.
Powers was a
native born Cairoite and was 43 years of age. He had been
employed at the Falconer undertaking parlors for years and his body was removed
there. He is survived by his mother, who resides at 1804
Poplar Street, an aunt, Mrs. Charles P.
Arter, and a
cousin, Miss Mary
The funeral of
who met with a tragic death last Tuesday evening, was held
at the family residence, 25th and Walnut Street,
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. There were many sorrowing
friends present among whom were the members of Lorraine's
class the pupils of seventh grade of the Lincoln school, who
attended in a body. The floral offerings were of unusual
beauty and abundance. The funeral party went by interurban
to Beech Grove, where interment took place and the
pallbearers were composed of employees of the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company, of which Mr.
Richardson is an
agent. They were as follows—E. J.
Stuart, A. E.
Hodges, H. B.
McCoy, W. T. Parker, C.
O. Waite, and F.
F. Simmons. The
entire office force and all employees of this District were
in attendance. The services were unusually sad and
impressive and were conducted by Rev. Mr. J. S.
Clements of the Christian Church.
We desire to
express our appreciation to the friends and neighbors for
their many kindnesses, their presence and help during the
brief illness and death of our little daughter, Lorraine and
for the many beautiful floral offerings.
Words would be inadequate to express our deep appreciation to our friends for the many acts of kindness shown us in the death of our beloved one, John Joseph Glynn. The beautiful floral offerings and expressions of sympathy helped us wonderfully to bear the burden in our irreparable loss.
Especially do we wish to thank Rev. Father James Downey, Knight of Columbus, the Elks, Company D, the choir of St. Patrick’s Church and Miss Martha Clark.
That no similar
affliction will strike in any of your homes, is the fervent
(Charles W. Wheeler, 57, of Cairo, farmer and merchant, born in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Conn., son of Levi Wheeler and Elvira Booth, married Agnes C. Glynn, 26, of Cairo, born in Cairo, daughter of Michael Glynn and Bridget Fox, 18 Oct 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill. John H. Kriess married Maggie E. Glynn on 5 Sep 1892, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Word has been
received in Cairo by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Alphonsus
Paul Greenwell is
dying from Spanish influenza at an eastern embarkation camp.
Mr. Greenwell is already on his way east. Paul was a Caruthersville boy
and was employed at St. Mary's Infirmary where he drove the
John Hurst, aged 79, one of the oldest residents of Cairo, died at St. Mary's Infirmary at 7 o'clock Sunday morning. He was a member of Alexander Lodge I. O. O. F. and that organization had charge of the funeral, which was held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon from the family residence on Ninth Street. The end came after a stroke of paralysis last Friday. The funeral party was taken to the Villa Ridge cemetery in automobiles.
Mr. Hurst is survived by five children, _ora, Lena, Della, and Albert, of Cairo, and John, of East St. Louis.
on 20 Dec 1864, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge
Hurst Born March
19, 1839 Died Sept. 29, 1918 Father.
Beside this marker is one which reads:
O’Leary Hurst Born April 25, 1844 Died April 20,
Woodward, an old
resident of McClure, died Saturday morning of Bright's
disease and was buried there in the afternoon in the Linsey
Galvin died at
the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Nineteenth Street, yesterday morning at 4 o'clock after an
illness of eight months. He was a little over 27 years of
Karcher Brothers have charge of the funeral, but the arrangements
will not be completed until the arrival of the brother from
Funeral services of John M. Powers were held yesterday. The church service was held at mass in the morning at St. Patrick's Church and at 1:00 o'clock another service was held at Falconer’s undertaking parlors at which the deceased worked for years.
Ten automobiles accompanied the body to the grave at Villa Ridge, where a short and simple service was held.
were: W. P. Ryan,
J. P. Raggio, T.
F. French, Tom Ward,
and Charles McNulty.
Harlan, of Cairo,
with the United States Marines, was wounded twice in action
in the engagement at Chateau Theirry, according to a letter
just received his is now in a base hospital. He was one of
the first to go over and has now been in France for sixteen
We desire to
express grateful appreciation to the many friends of our
believed and brother, Clarence L.
Nichols, who was
ever untiring during his late illness and death.
Beegle, a Mounds
boy, is mentioned in today's casualty list, as severely
wounded. His nearest relative is L. A.
TO HONOR MEMORY OF PAUL COCHRAN
requested that at the next regular meeting of the Council,
Commissioner Howley will present resolution expressing the sentiments and
feelings of the people of this city for the first Cairo hero
to fall in the service of his country, Paul
Cochran, who was
wounded and died in France. It is thought that later on a
suitable monument will be erected in one of the city's parks
to commemorate the deaths of all of the young men from Cairo
who have died for their country.
After an illness of some weeks, Bales Bains, aged 54, died last evening at 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Infirmary. He had been suffering from tuberculosis. He made his home at 327 Twenty-eighth Street with his nephew, A. E. Heatcock. Besides his nephew, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Heathcock, of Perks, Ill., and Mrs. Alice Beams, of West Frankfort, Ill. and a brother, Napoleon Bains of McClure. Ill.
The funeral cortege left E. A. Burke's undertaking parlors this afternoon at 2 o'clock on the regular interurban train for Beech Grove. Services were held at the cemetery conducted by Rev. L. A. Lankston of the Pentecost Church.
(This may be the
same person as Balus E.
Ashford on 23 Mar 1885, in Hardin Co., Ill.—Darrel
We desire to
extend our heartfelt thanks to the friends for their
expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness on the death of
our father, John
for the late John T.
Galvin were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at
the St. Patrick’s Church, conducted by Rev. Father J. J.
was made at Villa Ridge Cemetery.
Mathis, aged 21,
a prosperous young farmer, of Morehouse, Mo., died yesterday
morning at 9:30 o'clock of peritonitis, at St. Mary’s
Infirmary. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Mathis, and
four sisters and a brother. His parents were here at the
time of his death. The remains were removed to
Burke's undertaking parlors and were sent to Morehouse at 1 o'clock
this morning, the parents accompanying the body.
We desire to
express our thanks to the many friends for their kindness
during the illness and death of the late John Thomas
Galvin, to those
who sent beautiful floral offerings and for the use of the
automobiles, especially do we wish to thank Father James
Downey and the choir.
Many years ago, we helped an old soldier, Alby Dent, 2 or 3 years to get a pension of $12.00 per month for a disease contracted in the army. There is quite a difference now and 25 years ago in getting pensions. About that time ago we assisted a well-known veteran of the Civil War for about two years in getting an increase of from 6 to $12 increase for months for diseases contracted while in service. He was unable to do any kind of work. In the meantime a great many affidavits and much evidence was submitted. He became ill and was confined to his bed a long time. The day he died, he received notice from the government that his new pension had been cancelled that it bad been found by an investigation his pension was not needed or desired. Quite a number of pensions were dropped at that time. We have written this year one letter for one woman whose husband enlisted less than a year ago and she is already getting $40 per month. Uncle Sam is going to look after the soldiers this time. (Wetaug)
(The reference is
to William A. Dent,
who served in Co. C, 26th Illinois Infantry.
He enlisted on 1 Sep 1861, as a private, was 20, born
in Rowan Co., N.C., and re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer.
He was mustered out as a corporal on 20 Jul 1865, at
He filed for a pension on 21 Aug 1890.
His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:
W. A. Dent
Died May 13, 1895 Age about 52 Years.
In my father’s house are many mansions.
His toils are past; his work is done.
He fought the fight, the victory won.—Darrel
negro who deserted from Camp Dodge, with David
Mayze, who shot
himself, was returned to Camp Dodge this morning by First
Class Private Henry
Schroeder, Co. B, 19th Train Headquarters and Military
Oct. 4—Hayden Geeter,
of this place, a block signal man, employed by the I. C. R.
R., was seriously injured Thursday, when struck by a fast
freight train at Winiford, Ky. Mr.
Geeter had left
his epeeder on the rack for a few minutes while
talking with some men in the tower at Winiford, and seeing
an approaching train rushed to save his car and was struck
on the head, breaking his neck. Dr. W. L.
Mosby, the I. C.
physician, rushed to the scene doing all he could to save
his life. He was brought home on the first passenger train
after the accident, living only a few minutes after he
arrived here, never regaining consciousness. Mr.
besides a wife and four children, several brothers and
sisters to mourn his death.
Realis Carroll Kiestler, of Cypress, Ill., is mentioned in today's Marine casualty list as wounded in action. His nearest relatives is Donn Eady.
Boren, who was so
severely burned Monday afternoon, passed away at 4 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon. Medical aid having been attentive and
the aid of loving friends and neighbors did all that it was
possible to do. The family have the sympathy of the whole
seriously ill of pneumonia at Camp Mills, N.Y., according to
word received yesterday by his sister-in-law, Mrs. James
formerly in the employ of the Mobile & Ohio.
Capt. William M. Williams, old resident of Cairo, and former claim agent for the Mobile & Ohio railroad died at St. Mary's Infirmary at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon.
Capt. Williams had been in failing health for a long time. He roomed with Mrs. Cassiday on Sixth Street, until his condition required more constant nursing than she could give him, and he was removed to St. Mary's Infirmary, where he has been since last January.
Capt. Williams saw service in the Mexican and Civil wars, the latter on the Confederate side. His wife and daughter, Miss Mary, passed away some years ago and since then he has lived here among his old friends.
Up to the end he resigned his official position as claim agent for the Mobile & Ohio, but he has not been able to perform the duties for several years.
His only living relative is a niece, Mrs. Fanny Hanna, of Charleston, W. Va.
will be held Sunday afternoon, leaving
Burke's undertaking parlors, at 2:30 on a special train for Beech
Grove Cemetery. The funeral will be in charge of Cairo
Lodge 237 A. F. and A. M. of which Captain
Williams was a
member. Friends are invited to attend.
Charleston, Mo., died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
St. Mary’s Infirmary. He had been ill of typhoid fever for
only a short time. Relatives have been informed of his
All members of
Cairo lodge No. 237, are requested to meet at
Burke's undertaking parlors at 2:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, for the
purse of attending the funeral of our late brother, W. M.
Williams. Special interurban car leaves at 2:30 sharp. Interment
at Beech Grove.
James Heston formerly of Cairo when he was in the employ of the Cotton Belt railroad, died at his home in Little Rock, Ark., this morning, after an illness of a few weeks.
He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Emma Susanka, of Cairo, his father and mother, one sister and five brothers.
He removed from Cairo to Little Rock about 12 years ago and held a responsible position with the Cotton Belt at the time of his death. He was also largely interested in real estate there.
The remains will be brought to Lewiston, Ill., for burial.
Mrs. J. J. Lane was called to Little Rock, by his illness and has been there for several weeks.
YOUNG MAN DIES AT HOME OF HIS COUSIN
O'Boren, aged 31,
died yesterday after a long illness at the home of his
cousin, Mrs. D. E. Dunn, 419 Thirty-fourth Street. After being prepared for burial, by
E. A. Burke, the
body was shipped to Memphis this morning, accompanied by E.
T. Stewart. The body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Edward
will be made in Elmwood Cemetery.
Wickliffe, Ky., died at St. Mary's Infirmary of dropsy at
9:05 o'clock last night at the age of 77. He had been
suffering for a long time. He is survived by a daughter,
Mrs. J. W. Flannigan,
of Mound City, who was with him at the time of his death,
and a son, Frank Long,
of Bragg City. Karcher
Brothers prepared the remains for shipment to Wickliffe, and
the funeral arrangements will be announced upon the arrival
of his son.
Whereas, God in his wisdom has seen fit to remove from this sphere of life and usefulness on His earth, July 28, 1918, at a ripe old age, our friend and fellow craftsman, F. H. Thurman, and
Whereas, we are deeply sensible that in his death we have lost a true friend and a conscientious advisor, and a staunch and true union man, and
Whereas, Cairo Typographical Union No. 461 realizes keenly the great loss his family and friends have sustained, its heartfelt sympathies are extended to them. Mr. Thurman has been a member of this union since its organization and for a number of years was its honored recording secretary. He was a man what justly commanded and enjoyed the confidence, respect and friendship of all who knew him. His strong personal character and faithfulness in the performance of his duties were such as made friends for him wherever he was known. Our friend and brother has left us, but his memory will ever live and be cherished by those who knew him best; therefore be it
Resolved, that in the death of F. H. Thurman, we have lost a member who was very dear to us and whose death we deeply deplore and be it further
Resolved, that this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Union and that a copy be sent his bereaved family of the deceased.
MOUND CITY BOY DIES AT JEFFERSON BARRACKS
Floyd Derr, of Mound City, died at Jefferson Barracks last night, where he was in training for army service.
He is the first Mound City boy to give his life for his country.
Derr entrained two weeks ago. A few days ago he was given the anti-typhoid serum and it was too much for his system and made him ill. When his company left, he could not go with them, on account of his condition and death came last night.
He leaves a father, William Derr, a sister and several uncles and aunts.
(William Derr married Emma Lawler on 9 Jun 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Little Emaline Schell, aged four years, died Sunday at the home of her parents, 227 Twenty-seventh Street. The remains were taken this afternoon to Fulton, Ky., for burial.
Funeral services for Capt. W. M. Williams were held Sunday afternoon from the Burke's undertaking parlors and the remains were taken to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment in the family lot beside the graves of his wife and daughter. The Masonic lodge officiated and the funeral was attended by a large number of old friends.
Capt. Williams was born near Pittsburg on May 4, 1831, and came to Cairo in 1855 and entered the employment of Williams & Company, who erected the first brick building on Ohio Street, still standing and owned by R. Smyth & Co. In 1859 the deceased went to Arizona as superintendent for the St. Louis Mining Company and it was while in that capacity that he escaped from a band of marauding Mexicans, who killed all of the employees of the company in a raid and destroyed the plant. Capt. Williams being absent from the plant when the raid was made.
Capt. Williams served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War until the surrender of Gen. Lee. Returning to Cairo in 1870, he ran a distillery here for a time, but later disposed of it and entered the employ of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad in 1880, which he held until his death.
In 1863, he married Miss Rachel Williams at Covington, Ky., and one daughter, Miss Mary, was the result of this union. Both passed away a number of years ago.
Capt. Williams’ only living relative was Mrs. Fanny Hanna, of Charleston, W. Va.
Capt. Williams was a good citizen, a man who made warm friendship, and who was faithful in the service of his employers and his fellow man.
The body of Floyd Derr, who died at Jefferson Barracks Sunday night, arrived in Mound City, today and was taken to the home of his aunt, Miss Carrie Lawler. The body was accompanied by a military guard of two men and was met at the station by a large crowd of friends.
Private Derr was 21 years of age and registered on August 21. He volunteered for service and left for Jefferson Barracks September 23.
High requiem mass will be said at St. Mary’s Catholic church Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. Father Techlenberg. The body will be taken to the church at 2:00 o'clock p.m., where military services will be held with Company D, of Cairo in charge. Interment will be made at the Catholic cemetery at Mounds.
(His marker in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Mounds reads: William Floyd Derr 1897-1918.—Darrel Dexter)
News of the death of Lieut. Paul M. Clendenen, son of Mr. and Mr. Taylor C. Clendenen, of Cairo, came as a severe blow Monday afternoon.
A dispatch from the War Department in Washington announced that he had been killed in action on September 12.
It is believed that his death must have occurred on the first day of the attack on the St. Mihiel sector, as that assault was begun on the morning of September 12.
From the last letter received from Lieut. Clendenen, written on Sept. 1, he stated that he was at a point just west of the Argonne Forest and that he was just leaving for a training camp 115 kilometers east, which would bring it to the region of the St. Mihiel sector.
Lieut. Clendenen was born in Cairo on March 9, 1887, and was therefore just 31 years of age. He graduated from Cairo High School in the Class of 1904 and from the University of Illinois Class of 1909 and later was employed by Armour & Co., in the Cairo branch and later travelled for the publishing house of Silver, Burdette & Company.
He entered the second Officers’ Training Camp at Ft. Sheridan and received a commission as second lieutenant and was sent to France, being placed in charge of a company of colored volunteer troops from New York. They made a good record for themselves and came into notice for the spirit they showed. Some weeks ago Lieut. Clendenen received honorable mention because during an engagement he was carried to the front line to direct his men during a German attack. At the time he was suffering from an attack of influenza. It was at that time that he was slightly gassed and later he went to Paris to recover his health. He was just getting back into service when he fell on September 12.
A memorial is being planned for Lieut. Clendenen next Sunday afternoon at the First M. E. Church, jointly by the church, the Knights Templar, and the Elks Lodge, with all of which he was actively connected.
Miss Winifred Fairfax Warder has arrived in France, according to a message received Monday evening by her parents, Hon. and Mrs. Walter Warder. Miss Warder sailed from an eastern port on September 25.
Her arrival on the scene of the war was the culmination of two years of preparation and effort to give her services to her country and, though disappointed a number of times, she has at last achieved her ambition and will soon be on the fighting line in France.
The service in which Miss Warder is enlisted is with the Woman’s Overseas Hospital and she goes with the most active unit that of Mobile and Gas to work close to the fighting line for men overcome with gas. This movement is financed by the National Woman’s Suffrage Association.
When a group of American women organized the woman’s overseas hospitals, they offered themselves to the Red Cross, only to be informed that they could be accepted to serve with the civilian population only.
They offered themselves to the war department to find that the surgeon general accepted only those hospitals turned over to the government by the Red Cross, which there upon became military hospitals staffed by officers of the medical corps. They offered themselves to the French government, thru the French high commission and were accepted. With the French doctors and nurses they have been able to care for American soldiers brought in with the French wounded as they are not permitted to care for them in American hospitals.
Miss Warder received her commission to go with this important unit thru her persevering efforts and experience in various sorts of war work and organization. She attended the national service school at Chevy Chase two years ago and has continually engaged in war work since that time in an endeavor to be on the fighting line. She was instrumental in the organization of the Navy League in Alexander County and was also county chairman of the Woman’s Committee, Council of National Defense until she resigned to take up war work in Washington, D.C. She became known to the National Woman’s Suffrage Association thru her reputation in this work and when her application taken to France with Gas unit was sent in it was immediately accepted.
Going with this unit are sixteen women, including surgeons, aides and assistants. Their mission is first aid to gassed soldiers on the fighting line
Miss Warder came home a few weeks ago expecting to spend a two week leave of absence with her parent, but was ordered to report in New York shortly after her arrival. Her mother accompanied her east and remained with her until the day she sailed, returning about ten days ago.
Warder has the
best wishes of her many Cairo friends for her welfare and
all are glad that she has at last accomplished that for
which she has so long and faithfully striven.
The council Monday adopted the following, prepared by Commissioner Howley and Judge Dewey, as an appropriate tribute to Paul Cochran, the first Cairo boy to lose his life in the war.
“Whereas, God has removed from the scene of life’s battle to the realm of eternal peace, Paul Cochran, of Cairo, Illinois, a private soldier of Company E, 47th Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, who after a short career in civil life and a brief service in the army, was killed in action somewhere in France. He was the son of Lee and Betty Cochran, of this city and enlisted as a volunteer soldier in the United States Army shortly after America entered the war. He was wounded while in action on a French battlefield on July 25, 1918, and died in a hospital back of the front line, somewhere in France on August 7, 1918. Just a young man, he had been a student, workman and solder. The latter years of his life, except during the army service, were spent in Cairo, where he was a trusted employee of the Singer Manufacturing company. As a soldier he was faithful in his duty and loyal to his country and when in July last, the Teutonic hosts were making their last great drive towards Paris, he went to his death fighting valiantly for the defense of America and her allies and for the cause of freedom and democracy throughout the world; and
“Whereas, the people of Cairo desire to pay a tribute to the memory of the first soldier from the City of Cairo and the County of Alexander to give his life for his country in the present war, therefore,
“Be it Resolved,
That we, the Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Cairo,
Illinois, in council assembled, and as representatives of
the entire citizenship of the city, do hereby express our
sincere regret that our fellow citizen, Paul
Cochran, lost his
life for his country and for the freedom of mankind, and
that he made this great conflict, which we believe marks the
turning point of the war.
Mrs. Evelyn King, aged 32 years, died at the home of her father, G. P. Torance, No. 330 Ninth Street, at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. She was on a visit here form Houston, Texas, where she resides. Her husband, J. A. King, summoned by her illness, arrived this morning. Her daughter, Mildred, aged 7 years, is very low at her grandfather's.
The remains were removed to Burke's undertaking establishment and were taken to Trenton, Tenn., her old home, for burial today.
Her husband is superintendent of construction of the firm of Horton & Horton, at Houston.
Dan Cowley, of the U. S. N., died this morning at 1 o'clock at Atlanta, Ga., from the effects of Spanish influenza. He formerly lived in Cairo and as a nephew of Mrs. T. L. Karcher, of 905 Walnut Street, and also of the Sullivan family, 224 Twelfth Street. He was unmarried and leaves surviving him his mother, Mrs. T. G. Cowley, of East St. Louis, three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Cowley, of Illano, Texas, Misses Maude and Nina Mabel Cowely, of East St. Louis, and two brothers, Tom and William Cowley, of East St. Louis, all formerly of Cairo.
The remains will be brought to Cairo and taken to Karcher Brothers undertaking parlors until the funeral, the time of which is not announced. Interment will be made at Villa Ridge.
(Thomas Cowley married Mary Sullivan on 3 Oct 1888, in Alexander Co., Ill. His marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads: Dan Cowley Born Aug. 28, 1889 Died Oct. 8, 1918 Son.—Darrel Dexter)
Funeral services for Jannet Wynn, the six-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wynn, of 307 Third Street, were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. Robert Dunlap. The baby passed away at the home of her parents Sunday. Interment was made at Beech Grove. E. A. Burke was in charge of the services.
Clarence Hawkins, a private in the infantry in training at Camp Mills, N.Y., died this morning of pneumonia following an attack of Spanish influenza. He formerly was employed in Cairo as car inspector of the Illinois Central Railroad.
The remains will be taken to his home in Boaz, Ill., where interment will be made.
Glenn McDonald, aged about 18 years, of Thebes, was severely injured between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning, when he fell between the cars on a train between Thebes and Illmo and his right leg was crushed.
He was brought down to St. Mary’s Infirmary this morning to have the injured member amputated.
His mother and sister accompanied him.
McDonald was employed in the acid house of Fayville.
His limb was amputated and he was very weak this afternoon from loss of blood.
Wednesday, 9 Oct 1918:
COLORED SOLDIER DIES AT CAMP DODGE
Johnson, better known as Jesse
Lewis, of 3900
Commercial Ave., who left for Camp Dodge, Ia., with the last
contingent of colored drafted men, died there on October 8,
and his body will be brought back to Cairo for burial.
Corporal Arthur Lieberman, formerly in charge of the recruiting office here, died at Jefferson Barracks, Monday evening at 7:40 o'clock. His death was caused by pneumonia.
Corp. Lieberman first came to Cairo some years ago as a private under Sgt. Kresky and then when the war broke out and Kresky was made an officer of the line, Lieberman was promoted to corporal and placed in charge of the office here. A few months ago, when all of the recruiting offices were closed, he was assigned to active duty at Jefferson Barracks. His wife is staying at the Melba Hotel.
The body arrived from St. Louis this morning and was taken to Burke's undertaking parlors where it will lie in state until the funeral.
According to present arrangements, the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be made at the National Cemetery. Company D will escort the body and he will be buried with full military honors.
He is survived by his wife and mother, brother and sister, in Chicago, who have not yet been heard from.
Corporal Liebermann was of great assistance to the public library in taking care of the books that were sent from here for the boys in camp. After the books were secured, he took charge of them and rendered every assistance in their transportation.
He had tried to enter an officers' training camp for a commission, but his lack of a high school education served as a bar and prevented him from getting into the active service in France.
(Arthur Lieberman died 7 Oct 1918 and was buried in Mound City National Cemetery in Section F grave 4964H.—Darrel Dexter)
Gate City Lodge No. 24 will meet tonight at Castle Hall at eight
o'clock to arrange for the funeral of our deceased brother,
We desire to publicly thank the friends and neighbors who so dearly
administered to us during the suffering and death of our
daughter, Marvis and ask God's blessings to all of you.
Corporal Ralph S. Vick died this morning at 3 o'clock at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich., where he has been suffering from influenza and later pneumonia since Friday. He was, until going to camp, cashier of the State Bank at Ullin, Ill., where his father, George B. Vick, resides. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Otto Serbian, of Cairo, a married sister in Centralia, one in Washington, and a brother and sister in Ullen.
He was with the Headquarters Detachment, 40th Infantry.
No announcement of the arrival of the body or funeral arrangements was made in the message received at noon today by Mrs. Serbian announcing her brother's death. She went to Ullin this afternoon to be with her father.
(George C. Vick married
Sarah C. Newcome
on 26 Mar 1882, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
His marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:
Corp. Ralph F.
Mrs. J. W. Mills, formerly of Cairo, died this morning at Nashville, of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza. She was only ill four days. Mrs. Mills left Cairo where she resided at 428 Tenth Street to join her husband in Nashville about two months ago. He, while in Cairo, was employed at P. T. Langan's and left Cairo several months ago to work at the government explosive plant.
Mrs. Mills leaves
surviving her husband. They had no children.
The body of Dan Cowley, whose death occurred in the officers' training camp at Atlanta, Ga., Tuesday arrived in Cairo on Wednesday afternoon and was met at the station by members of Company D. The remains were taken to the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Sullivan, 234 Twelfth Street, in a flag draped hearse and escorted by members of Company D.
Funeral services will be held private according to a decision of
the Health Officer, and will be at Calvary Cemetery, Villa
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor C. Clendenen received a letter Wednesday form the captain of the company to which their son, Lieut. Paul M. Clendenen belonged, stating that he was killed instantly by a high explosive shell. The letter which was written September 12, the day of his death occurred, stated that he was buried with military honors at Gizancourt.
"A pretty little French village, our own men and a brother officer escorting him as a soldier of honor should be."
The body of Claude Young, who died at Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday evening, arrived in Cairo Wednesday evening on Number 6, and were reshipped from here to Dawson Springs, Ky., this morning, leaving at 5 o'clock. His death was caused by pneumonia.
He was formerly a painter of Cairo and left here to work on a large
painting contract at the government plant at Nashville.
Sgt. White, of 409
Thirty-fifth Street, is officially reported wounded in
action in today's Marine Corps casualty list. Information
to this effect was received some time ago.
Woodrow Wilson, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hall, died at their home, 426 Thirtieth Street, Thursday morning, was buried this morning at Beech Grove Cemetery. The funeral was private. E. A. Burke was in charge of the arrangements.
The name of William I.
Simkins, of Thebes, Ill., appeared in Thursday’s
casualty list as severely wounded.
Funeral services for Dan Cowley, the soldier whose death occurred Tuesday at the officers' training camp at Atlanta, Ga., were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Sullivan, 234 Twelfth Street, Rev. Father J. I. Downey officiated and there were many beautiful floral offerings.
Members of Company D acted as pallbearers and a firing squad from the company fired a salute over the grave. Interment was made at Villa Ridge cemetery the funeral party going up on a special Illinois Central train.
The pallbearers were Sergeant Schuch, Privates Braughton, Goodman, Sullivan, Karcher, Kuykendall, Orrick, and Sandler. The firing squad was Corporal Weldon, Privates Koonce, Dunlap, Ibacch, Clutts, Hessian, C. Stout, and M. Stout.
(Thomas Cowley married
Mary Sullivan on
3 Oct 1888, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel
The funeral services of Mrs. J. W.
Mayo, whose death occurred at Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday morning,
occurred at Columbus, Ga., Wednesday. Mrs.
Mayo formerly resided in Cairo at 428 Tenth Street and left this
city about two months ago to join her husband who was
employed at the government explosives works there. Mrs.
Mayo had many friends in Cairo who were grieved to hear of her
Funeral services for Corporal Ralph
Vick, whose death occurred at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich.,
Thursday, will be held at Ullin Sunday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Cairo friends who may wish to attend will have to
go up at 4:30 in the morning.
Harry F. Carlton died this morning at 8:45 o'clock at his home, 219 Sixth Street, after a two weeks' illness of grip. He was 43 years of age and leaves surviving him his wife and two sons, aged 13 and 10 years. He was manager of the Gold Coin Butterine Company.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed as yet. Mrs. L.
E. Falconer is in
BROTHER OF CAIRO WOMAN DIES
Cecil R. Reynolds died at Fort Riley, Kan., Friday, according to word received by his sister, Mrs. James Stuart, 3114 Poplar Street. The message did not state the cause of his death, but it is supposed that he succumbed to an attack of influenza.
The body will be brought to Cairo for burial. E. A.
Burke will have
charge of the arrangements.
Arthur McFadden died Wednesday morning at Nashville, Tenn., where he was employed at the government powder plant from pneumonia. He was injured in an automobile accident several weeks ago and contracted pneumonia during his illness.
He was 24 years of age and formerly resided in Cairo at 713
Thirty-Fifth Street. His brother, Leonard
McFadden, lives in Cairo. The funeral services were held Thursday
and interment made at McGuire Cemetery, which is about
twenty miles from Mayfield, Ky. Another brother, Clarence
McFadden, who is also employed at Nashville, accompanied the remains
Memorial service at First M. E. Church, Sunday, October 13th, in
honor of Knight Paul M.
The following letters were written to Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Clendenen on September 12, the day their son, Lieut. Paul M. Clendenen was killed in France. They are from the captain of his company and from the first lieutenant of his battalion:
Entire Battalion Sends Sympathy
12 Sept. ‘18
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Clendenen:
Today our Battalion lost the officer and gentleman who was its very joy of life, your son, Paul. He was instantly killed by a shell in one of the trenches and his orderly wounded. You will hear officially of course later. I have just left him. He will be at a town called Gizacourt, a pretty little French village and our own men and a brother officer are escorting him as a soldier of honor should be.
There is nothing I can say to you both but I felt you would rather hear something from one of his friends. Paul was nominated for a first lieutenancy for his good service. His company commander, Capt. White, and Battalion commander, Capt. Bobb both counted on him and were always able to depend on him and were always able to depend on him in any emergency.
He used to show me your pictures and one of a girl he seemed very fond of always spoke lovingly of you and his home. During the battle of 11 July, he acted as Company G Commander and handled the company alone while really unfit for duty, on his nerve. Recently he was in splendid sprits and health and the life of our men.
We are naturally broken up, but have to “carry on” and it is another debt we have to make the enemy pay and believe me they will pay and dearly.
Our entire battalion is with me in our expression of tribute to your boy and sympathy to you.
Edward C. Siedle
First Lieut. 2 Battalion
369 Infantry, A. E. F.
What the Captain Wrote
September 12, 1918
Mr. T. C. Clendenen,
811 Twenty-sixth St., Cairo, Ill.
Although I realize thoroughly that nothing I can say can make the burden any easier for you and your family, I feel that I must write you how deeply Paul’s comrades sympathize with you all in your bereavement and how much we loved and admired him
For six months we have been in the same company and have known each other as brothers. During that time Paul was always ready for the hardest work or the most dangerous mission and was always cheerful after the greatest hardships and under the most discouraging conditions. On July 15, when the Germans attacked, Paul was suffering with fever, but he left his bed to lead his platoon. Two days later when I was gassed, Paul took command of the company and handled it very efficiently, under difficult conditions. For these two acts, he was recommended by the battalion commander for citation and the Distinguished Service Cross. Knowing his modesty, I am sure these things have been minimized in his letters home, but you must know that no one could have done more for the country for which Paul finally gave his life, than he.
As to his death this morning, I shall only add that he was mercifully killed instantaneously by a nigh explosive shell and could not have suffered.
The remaining officer of the company, Lieutenant Rowland who has always been with Paul almost constantly for the last six months, joins me in expressing the sincerest sympathy to you and your family.
Most respectfully yours,
J. Dugald White
Capt. J. D. White
Co. E 369 Infantry
American E. F.
(Another article in the same issue states she died at Paducah,
Mrs. Hall Whiteaker died Sunday at the home of her sister in Paducah, Ky., after a brief illness. Her husband, Dr. Hall Whiteaker, is with the army medical corps and has been in France for four or five months. His wife has been with relatives in Danville, Ill., and went to Paducah to visit her sister, when she was taken ill.
The remains will be taken to her home at Mounds Tuesday and the funeral will be held there at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Mr. Dunn, pastor of the Methodist church.
Dr. Whiteaker is one of the well-known physicians of Southern Illinois. Mrs. Whiteaker was formerly Miss Tina Webb, of Paducah.
(Hall Whiteaker married
Mary J. B. Cook
on 15 Aug 1873, in Johnson Co., Ill.
married Tina Webb
on 29 Sep 1891, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mrs. Dora Anne Bridges, wife of J. L. Bridges, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at her home, 415 Washington, after a few days' illness of influenza. She was 55 years of age.
The remains were taken to Burke's undertaking parlors and will be sent to Vienna, Ill., Tuesday, morning for burial.
(J. L. Bridges married
Dora Harwick on 4
Apr 1886, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Miller, of 2501 Park Avenue, this morning received a message announcing the death of their son, Hans, who was killed in action in France on Friday, September 20. He was in the field artillery, was about 21 years of age and enlisted for service in the United States army over a year ago, in Chicago. Before leaving Cairo he was employed at Patier's Store.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller have
two sons in France, Oscar and Bernard, both of whom enlisted
for service. The
death of this young man makes the fourth Cairo boy whose
death has come thru the war. The first, Paul
Cochran, who died
from wounds, Joe
Glynn, whose death was due to pneumonia at the Great
Lakes, Lieut. Paul M.
Clendenen, who was killed in action on September 12, and Hans
death occurred September 20.
The name of William L.
Mattingly, of Mound City, appeared in the casualty list
of those who died from wounds, published in the morning
papers today. Mention of his death has been made before.
Miss Winifred Warder, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Walter Warder, died in Bordeaux, France, of pneumonia, on October 8, in the American hospital there, according to a message received this morning. The message, which was from Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, reads:
"We are grieved to report the receipt of the following cable: Winifred Warder died October 8 in the American hospital at Bordeaux, of pneumonia, contracted on the voyage. Interment Thursday at the American cemetery, at Bordeaux."
On October 7, the family received this message. "Winifred Warder arrived in France safe and well." This message was from Miss Farrar, secretary of the National Woman's Suffrage Association.
Miss Warder gave her life for her country just as surely as if she had reached the goal of her ambition, the fighting line where she soon would have been had not death claimed her. From the first America's entrance into the war it was Miss Warder's ambition to go to France and her efforts to do this never ceased. She was listed to go with the Red Cross a year ago and was disappointed. She entered a nurses' training school and finding that this would take two years at least of preparation she tried other sources to get to the front.
Finally, one a month or so ago she was accepted by the National Woman's Suffrage Association to go in the Mobile Gas unit, one of the most hazardous of services for women and which would have taken her directly to the front on the fighting line. That she did not see actual service is the principle regret of her sorrowing parents who consented to her going only because it was her heart’s desire and because she said she could not rest until she had done all that she could for her country.
Winifred Fairfax Warder was 34 years of age in May and was a graduate of Cairo High School. She also graduated from Monticello University and was a graduate of the Hamilton School at Washington, D.C. and the Sherratt Art School in New York City. She studied art in the east several years and her efforts in this line were given principally to exquisite china painting. At the beginning of the war, two years ago, Miss Warder entered the Chevy Chase National service school and later returned to Cairo, where she was active in organizing the local Red Cross chapter, the Woman's Committee Council of National Defense the Navy League, and other patriotic movements.
The fact that her parents were satisfied that she had arrived at her destination safe and well made the shock of the message received this morning more severe to her family and friends in Cairo.
(Walter Warder married
Dora Bain on 24
May 1876, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mrs. Nora Lieberman, wife of Corp. Lieberman, whose death occurred at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., last week, attempted to end her life early this afternoon by taking carbolic acid, at the Hacker Flats on Fifth Street.
She was in an unconscious condition with her life hanging in the balance and Dr. Barrows, who was called and attended her gave her small hope of her survival.
A letter from Mrs. Hacker
said that she could not live without her husband and gave
directions for her burial, while another was addressed to
her mother, Mrs. C. Jenkins, in Malden, Mo.
By the terms of the will of the late Louis Zanone, admitted to probate today, the household furniture, $10,000 in money and a life interest in the house stead on Twentieth Street, is left to his widow, Mrs. Cora Zanone.
All of his property in Italy is left to his sister, Eugenia Massa.
The rest of his property is placed in certain trust funds to be held for ten years for the benefit of his daughter, Clotilda Thompson, and his sons, Louis Zanone, Jr., and Enrico Zanone.
James H. Galligan and
are made executors of the will, which was witnessed by
Andrew H. Whitcamp,
William H. Jones
and Sophia C. Serbian.
The following from today's Chicago Tribune will be of peculiar interest this evening as the news of Miss Warder's death only reached here this morning.
"Miss Winifred Warder,
one of the district representatives of the Illinois Equal
Suffrage Association and well known in war work, has arrived
in France, where she has gone in the service of the woman’s
overseas hospital, the special war work of the National
American Women’s Suffrage Association. Miss
Warder is attached to the mobile gas unit of the movable hospital,
which will operate in connection with the medical corps of
the French army just back of the front line and will connect
with a gas hospital further back. This is said to be the
first experiment of a portable gas hospital service.”
(Samuel Jackson married
Frances P. Bain
on 23 Sep 1860, in Jackson Co., Ill.—Darrel
Junior, the six-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Wright, of 227 Thirty-third Street, died this afternoon at 2:00 at their home. The little fellow has been ailing throughout his brief life and his death was not unexpected.
The remains will be taken to Wickliffe, Ky., Wednesday morning for