and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers
The Pulaski Enterprise
4 Jan 1907 - 27 Dec 1907
Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois
Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter
Friday, 4 Jan 1907:
Mrs. Mariah James-Hayden, wife of W. T. Hayden, residing three miles north of Mound City, Ill., died at the family home, of stomach trouble, last Thursday night, December 27, 1906, at 10 o’clock, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery Sunday forenoon, Rev. Boswell, of Villa Ridge, conducting the funeral ceremonies. Mrs. Hayden was born in Sciota County, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1844, and with her parents emigrated to Champaign County, Ill., in 1855. The family of father, mother, three brothers and two sisters have since gone to the home above. She was married to Mr. Hayden Sept. 30, 1860, and moved to the present farm in 1867. To them have been born ten children, nine of whom are now living and nearly all of them upon farms of their own near the old homestead, all highly esteemed citizens, viz: George W., three miles north; Mrs. J. A. Rowlette, half mile west; W. T. Jr., in Stoddard County, Mo.; John T., one-fourth mile south; Mrs. Lee Wanura, quarter mile north; Samuel J. (now in Paducah) has farm adjoining; Mrs. Ben Hargan lives one mile east, while Miss Romantha and Earnleigh, the youngest son, 19 years of age, reside at home. All of the above were present at the funeral, as was also Joseph James, a nephew, from Wickliffe, Ky. Mrs. Hayden was a kind and loving mother, as well as a highly esteemed neighbor and friend. She confessed Christianity in 1866 and became a member of Salt Fork Christian Church, but of late years has been a member of the American Christian Church. She never lost faith in him who said, “Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
(William T. Hayden married Maria
James on 21 Sep 1860, in Champaign Co., Ill.
John L. Wanura married Mariah C. Hayden
on 15 Aug 1891, in Alexander Co., Ill.
John Rowlett married Mary Hayden on 6 Sep 1892,
in Pulaski Co., Ill. B.
J. Hargan married Ida M. Hayden on 24 Jan 1900, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
We hereby extend our heartfelt thanks
to our good neighbors and friends in general, and to Mrs. and Mrs.
W. M. Parker and Mrs. Hutton in particular, for their
kind assistance in our late troubles by the death of our beloved
companion and mother.
Died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Mahoney, near Mound City, Ill., Dec. 26, 1906, Mrs. Mary Wright. The deceased was born in Mound City, Nov. 6, 1861, and married to Lincoln Wright, June 20, 1882, who died Dec. 28, 1900. The deceased was the mother of seven children, two of whom survive her, also a mother, father, one sister, and five brothers. The funeral took place at the residence of her parents last Friday; interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.
(Lincoln Wright married Mary
Mahoney on 20 Jun 1883, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
We take this mode of expressing our
heartfelt thanks to many friends who so willingly shared with us our
sorrows, and aided us in our sad bereavement.
Eldorado—John Roberts Day,
engineer of Ogara mine No. 10, dropped dead in his boarding house.
His relatives live in Williamsville.
Duquoin—Charles Mojer, aged 18,
was accidentally shot by Ben Davidson, while hunting and died
in a few moments. It was a small pistol ball.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat of Sunday last announces the death at his home in that city of Benjamin C. Campbell, a former resident of Villa Ridge in this county at the age of nearly 92 years. Grandfather Campbell was a leader in every good move, intellectually and morally in the community. He was one of the founders of the Methodist church in Pulaski County, and for many years its foremost members. No man in the county was more loved, showed forth a better example or exerted a wider influence for good. He was a pioneer advocate of the free school system of Illinois and one of the delegates to the legislature to secure the passage of the free school law. Mr. Campbell died last Friday night and was interred in the Villa Ridge Cemetery Sunday afternoon. In 1876 he was married to Mrs. Nellie A. Johnson, of Villa Ridge, who was his second wife. She died in 1898. Since that time he has resided with his daughter, Mrs. Frances E. Howe.
(B. C. Campbell married Mrs.
Hellen Johnson on 26 Mar 1876, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Charles Lee Howe married Frances A. Campbell on
17 Aug 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Another respected citizen of Pulaski County has gone to his eternal rest. Dr. B. F. Brown, died at his home in Pulaski, Jan. 15, 1907, at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 14 days. He was born at Penyan, Yates County, N.Y., and came to Homer, Mich., with his father’s family in 1859. He entered the U.S. service Aug. 11, 1862. After serving nearly three years he received an honorable discharge. Was graduated from Rush Medical College of Chicago in 1867, and came to Pulaski in 1868. Was married to Ruth Moore (sister of the late S. J. Moore) in Carbondale, Sept. 7, 1873. To this union one child, Mary Ruth, was born who at the age of two and a half years passed away. The family consisted of three brothers and six sisters, two brothers and four sisters are now living—George P. Brown, of Beaver, Okla., and James M., of Dunnegan, Mo.; Mrs. Mary E. Grosebeck, Mrs. Sarah E. Findley, Mrs. Anna Dyer, all of Homer, Mich., Mrs. Emily Jane Tiffany, of Columbus, Neb. Mrs. Anna Dyer was the only one of this number who could be present at the funeral. Dr. Brown was an earnest believer in religion. And although he never united with any church, yet they all had his sympathy and good will. He was a praying man and student of the Bible. He will be greatly missed by his neighbors and friends and relatives, but most of all in the home he loved so well.
Mrs. Brown, who is well and
favorably known as a teacher and W.C.T.U. worker, has the warmest
sympathy of a host of friends. The remains were laid to rest
in Rose Hill Cemetery near Pulaski.
(Payton Johnson married Sallie
Barker on 20 Jun 1882, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(John McIntosh married Mary E.
Beaver on 12 Jun 1873, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mt. Vernon—Mrs. Lawrence Lane,
weighing almost 500 pounds, died at her home in Dodds Township, this
Carlyle—Joseph Taylor, the
oldest bachelor in Clinton County, died at a hotel here the other
day, aged 78 years.
(Cyrus Lackey married Mary M.
Stringer on 20 Mar 1875, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(Charles O. Waite married Ida L.
Lackey on 21 Mar 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Cairo—Mrs. J. M. Lansden, wife
of Judge Lansden, died here. She was president of the
Cairo Woman’s Club.
Dongola—The 4-year-old child of Warren
Hunt was incinerated and his home burned to the ground.
Hunt is a farmer and lives six miles east of this place.
(Eli H. Basse married May H.
Lilley on 23 Jul 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
His marker in Concord Cemetery near Ullin reads:
Eli H. Basse Born Sept. 12, 1868 Died Jan. 31,
Mrs. Henry Ross died at the family residence in this city Saturday, February 8, at 8:45 a.m. after lingering illness. She was born in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. Came to Mound City in 1883, and has resided here with the exception of about one years since that time. She was married to Henry Ross in December 1901, was a member of Grace M. E. Church, and as long as she had health was a very active church worker, being especially interested in choir work, for she was the possessor of a very rich, sweet voice. She served as deputy in the post office under the late Robert Wilson, and being of a kind and generous disposition while there won for herself many friends. For more than three years she has been a constant sufferer, with wonderful patience complaining but very little and always ready to meet her friends with a smile.
The funeral was held Monday February 10, at 1 p.m. from the M. E. church, Revs. Utley and Humberd conducting the services. The funeral train left at 2:25 p.m. for Beech Grove Cemetery, where interment took place.
She leaves husband, Henry Ross; daughter, Margie Slocombe; and sister, Mrs. J. R. Fullerton, all residents of this place. The pallbearers were Ira Huckleberry, George Betts, John Betts, G. E. Martin, George Martin, Roy N. Adams, Ed Keller, A. Schuler, Jim Finley and Frank Handley.
(J. Henry Ross married Mrs.
Annie D. Slocumb (nee Franklin) on 30
Dec 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
We wish to thank our friends for their
many acts of kindness extended us during the illness and death of
the late Mrs. Henry Ross.
Carbondale—James C. Bryden, 66
years old, died suddenly at his home from a stroke of apoplexy. He
was, for many years, owner and manager of the Bryden
coalmines at State, Jackson County. He leaves two sons, J.
Rockwell Bryden, assistant chief clerk of the railway mail
service, with headquarters in Carbondale, and W. Osborne Bryden,
private secretary to Col. Isaac Clements, governor of the
national soldiers’ home, Danville. His daughter, Eva Bryden,
was to be married at their home on that day.
Norris City—Joe Cook, aged 70.
Death, the swift but inevitable messenger from the unseen world, has again entered out midst and taken the sweet spirit of little Hallie Wright, beloved daughter of Elmer and Ora Wright, aged one year, seven months and four days, she having been born July 2nd 1905, and died Feb. 6th, 1907. Little Hallie was a sweet baby and the idol of her parent’s hearts and her sudden death has left the grief stricken parents and relatives desolate in heart and home. She was buried at New Hope churchyard Thursday, Feb. 7th, Rev. Kirkman preaching the sermon from Mark 10: 13-16; 2 Samuel 12: 16-23; John 14:1-6.
May the beautiful words of Whittier
comfort us in the hour of death and may we feel indeed that “Love
can never lose its own.”
(A. W. Brown married Alice
James on 16 Oct 1871, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Samuel A. James married Eliza Jane Miller on 7
Oct 1849, in Union Co., Ill.
A marker in Jonesboro Cemetery reads:
Samuel James Died July 30, 1857 Aged 36 Yrs., 3 Mos.,
30 Ds. Eliza J. James
his wife Born Jan. 21, 1825 Died Feb. 15, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)
(Frederick Hoffmier married Mrs.
Ferban Adkins on 24 Dec 1874, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
One marker in Butter Ridge Cemetery near Ullin reads:
Margaret wife of John Crotzer Born Nov. 20, 1827 Died
Feb. 19, 1907, Aged 79 Yrs., 2 Ms., 29 Ds.
With Christ in Heaven.—Darrel Dexter)
(John C. Lefler married Genevra
Brown on 26 Sep 1888, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Cairo—Alexander M. Raggio, prominent citizen and property owner of this city, filed with the circuit court his last will and testament, providing that his heart and brain shall be removed from his body, preserved in alcohol and delivered to the eldest child living at the time of his death.
(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery
reads: Alex M. Raggio
Born Jan. 3, 1866, Died Sept. 9, 1909.—Darrel Dexter)
(Her name was not Mrs. Hamblin, but was Mrs.
Ira Otis McCommons married Arminda Jane Mowery on 19
Feb 1902, in Alexander Co., Ill.
Her marker in Mission Chapel Cemetery near Dongola reads:
Arminda J. McCommons Born Jan. 28, 1874, Died March 2,
(Two markers in Concord Cemetery next
to Arthur and Elsie Britt read:
Orlen Britt 1907-1907. Pearl Britt
Mrs. Anna Casper McMullen died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Sydenstricker in Ullin, Saturday, March 9, 1907. She was born in Union County sixty-one years ago, and she leaves seven children living and had three children dead. The funeral took place at Wetaug Cemetery, services conducted in the Reformed church. She was a kind and loving mother and a good friend to all who knew her, ever kind and sympathizing to those in trouble and sickness. She will be missed and her place left vacant. To the bereaved relatives and friend we extend deepest sympathy in this sad hour.
(John B. Sydekstricker married
Laura Casper on 7 Jul 1895, in Union Co., Ill.
Moses Casper married Anna Hoffner on 27 Sep
1863, in Union Co., Ill.
William H. McMullin married Mrs. Anna Casper on 23 Jan
1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(Charles G. Bundschuh married
Mary M. Eastwood on 12 Mar 1882, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
DuQuoin—Thomas Bowlen, a
well-known citizen of this city, was found dead at the corner of
West Main and Walnut streets. He was the son of John A.
Bowlen, a former member of the Illinois legislature, who gained
notoriety throughout southern Illinois as the victim of the gold
(Eugene Gatton married Cynthia
Welton on 24 Dec 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(A marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa
Ridge reads: In Memory of Patrick J. Doud Died March
22, 1907, Aged 37 Yrs.—Darrel Dexter)
Hamilton Aldred died at his home near Pulaski Thursday of
consumption. He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery
(George S. Bride married Ida S.
Britton on 25 Mar 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(J. H. Earl married Mrs. P. C.
Clawson on 12 Sep 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
George B. Howard married Abigail Clawson on 1
Jul 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
George Lux married Margaret Clawson on 1 Jul
1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(Her marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near
Wetaug reads: Louesa
George Born Feb. 2, 1820 Died March 29, 1907, Aged 87 Yrs., 1
Mo., & 27 Ds. We cannot
tell who next may fall, Beneath thy chastening rod.
One must be first, but let us all prepare to meet our
(George Hoopaw married Jessie
Lentz on 14 May 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(Monroe G. W. Lingle married Amy
Beaver on 24 Aug 1852, in Union Co., Ill.
Her marker in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dongola reads:
Amy wife of Monroe Lingle Born May 6, 1835 Died March
30, 1907 Aged 71 Ys., 10 Ms., & 24 Ds.
As a wife, devoted.
As a mother, affectionate.
As a friend, ever kind and true.—Darrel Dexter)
On the third Monday of this month at
Wickliffe, Ky., the trial of Ben Walden and one of the
Miller boys will be held for the murder committed some months
ago at a saw mill camp opposite Mound City. It is expected to
develop much interest although it is believed that conviction will
be difficult. Report is that one witness, a woman, will swear
that she saw Walden fire a shot in the direction of the
murdered man and just before the shooting heard him declare that he
intended to kill somebody. It is not known that Walden
had any grudge against the dead man, or any motive for killing him.
The evidence against Miller is said to be less direct.
Both men are out on bond—Cairo Bulletin.
(M. H. Bagby married Georgie
Brown on 7 Sep 1892, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Friday, 19 Apr 1907:
John Stoltz, aged 35 years, brother of Mrs. George E. Betts, and Mrs. Frank W. Handley, of this city, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo last Monday morning, after an illness of nearly two years, from a complication of diseases. The deceased was a former resident of this city, well known and popular, and of late years had been a bartender. Some years ago he was engaged in the livery business in Cairo. Funeral was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Handley, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Juny of the Episcopal church, and interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery. The deceased leaves also two other sisters and a brother: Mrs. John Johnson, of Chicago, Mrs. Charles Rennenberg, of Louisville, Ky., and George Stoltz, of Hannibal, Mo.
(George E. Betts married Louise
F. Stoltz on 1 Nov 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
John Johnson married Emma Stoltz on 24 Dec
1884, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Charles W. Rennenberg married Alice Stoltz on
17 Feb 1886, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Ridgway—Francis A. Sanbach, aged
__, died at the home of his son, T. E. Sanbach, here.
He was born in the state of Maryland and for twenty-five years was a
prominent Methodist minister in that state, retiring from the
ministry several years ago, owing to his failing health.
(Adam Bourland married Victorine
Walters on 11 Nov 1880, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The undersigned sisters and brother of
the late John Stoltz desire to hereby extend their thanks to
many friends in Cairo and Mound City for many kind and sympathetic
acts during his recent illness and burial.
William R. Crain was born in Miami County, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1834, and died at his farm home two miles north of Mounds, Pulaski County, Ill., about 10 o’clock p.m. Friday, April 26, 1907, after an illness of some time. Mr. Crain spent his boyhood days upon his father’s Ohio farm, and came to Pulaski County in 1858, while yet quite young and poor, locating upon the present home farm of 400 acres, now occupied by his son, William R. Crain, Jr., which is all under cultivation, and is one of the splendid farms of this county.
Mr. Crain pursued his farm interests with vigor until 1860, when the war cloud hung heavy over this country and shots at Fort Sumter shook the very foundation of our government, young Crain was not slow to hear the unmistakable call to duty and dropping his hoe he hastened to the front and offered himself as a private in Capt. James Bartleson’s Company I, 81st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He saw active service at Port Gibson, Raymond, Siege of Vicksburg, Red River, and many other engagements and was promoted for meritorious services.
On Feb. 2, 1862, during the startling events of civil war, our young hero was married to Miss Mary A. Spence, a native of Pulaski County. After the war clouds had rolled away, our heroic citizen returned to his quiet home in dear old Pulaski County, where he has been blessed with a happy family of seven children, and lived to see them all grown to manhood and womanhood and comfortably situated. His first wife, his son, James L., and daughter, Mrs. Joseph Bour, died a few years ago, but the other five, Warren E., Miss Alma, Lewis F., Mrs. R. B. Goe, and William R. Crain, Jr., still live in and around the old homestead. In February 1894, Mr. Crain was married to Miss Charlotte Spence, the widow who now mourns his death.
Mr. Crain was a charter member of Villa Ridge Lodge No. 562 of A. F. & A. M., which was transferred to Mound City, where he has since been an active member.
Politically Mr. Crain was a life-long Republican. He has served the people of this county as county commissioner and was for twelve years justice of the peace, and filled many minor offices. Religiously he did not belong to any church, but took Christ and the Golden Rule as the principles of good citizenship.
Mr. Crain leaves a wife, five children, one brother and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was a loving husband, a kind father and one of our best citizens.
The funeral occurred at the family residence 2 o’clock p.m. Monday, April 29th, 1907, conducted by Rev. C. W. Campbell, of the Villa Ridge M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. B. F. Utley, of Mound City, and Rev. A. R. Bosworth, of Villa Ridge.
The corpse was followed by a long procession to the Villa Ridge Cemetery where the services were concluded according to the rites of the Masonic order by members of Mound City Lodge.
(William R. Crain married Mary
A. Spence on 2 Mar 1862, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
He married Charlotta A. Spence on 21 Feb 1894, in
Pulaski Co., Ill. Joseph
Bour married Emma Crain on 17 Dec 1890, in Pulaski
Co., Ill. Reeder B.
Goe married Mary Crain on 30 Jun 1896, in Pulaski Co.,
Rosa Elizabeth Fought, aged 3
years, was burned to death Tuesday evening, April 16. She was
a child of Lewis Fought, who lives five miles east of Grand
Chain. She and her little brother were playing around a
burning stump in the field where their father was working when her
clothes caught fire and burned her to unconsciousness before aid
could reach her. Dr. Doty was summoned, but to no
avail. Death was the only relief. She only lived a few
hours, when her soul departed to the one who gave it. The
entire community sympathizes with the bereaved ones in the great
sorrow. But human consolation is weak, for it is his will,
God’s will, not ours be done. It should be consoling to them
to know she has gone to live with the great keeper and comforter of
children, the one who said, “Suffer the little children to come
until me, forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of Heaven.”
Funeral services were conducted at the chapel by Rev. Cox of
the M. E. church after which the remains were conveyed to their last
resting place in Ohio Cemetery.
(Louis M. Faught married Mary C.
Lentz on 21 Jan 1893, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
For the many acts of kindness extended
the family during the recent illness and death of our beloved
husband and father, we desire to hereby extended our most sincere
Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty
Ruler of the universe to take from our midst our beloved brother,
William R. Crain; therefore be it Resolved by Trinity Lodge
No. 562, A. F. & A. M., that by the death of Brother Crain
our Lodge has been deprived of a true and loyal Brother; that the
community in which he lived has lost a benevolent citizen; that the
family has been deprived of a loving companion. That in
respect to his many virtues, our Lodge charter be draped in mourning
for thirty days and that a copy of this resolution be sent to the
family of the deceased Brother; that a copy be spread upon the Lodge
record, and also be published in the Enterprise and the
Mound City Sun.
(A marker in Liberty Cemetery reads:
James H. Atherton Born April 6, 1887 Died May 3,
(A marker in Ullin Cemetery with a
Masonic emblem reads:
Manzo A. Rhodes Born Dec. 1, 1867 Died May 5, 1907.
Gone but not forgotten.—Darrel Dexter)
(Oscar Burkstaller married Mrs.
Maggie Pearson on 15 Dec 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Samuel McNichols married Maggie Burkstaller on
8 Oct 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
DuQuoin—A wealthy man believed to be
Joe Mangol, who said he was the owner of a large farm near
St. Louis, was killed by robbers south of here.
(Cicero M. Thompson married Anna
R. Richerson on 22 Dec 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Cairo—George Wooden, a negro and
former police officer, was shot and almost instantly killed by Joe
Causey, a white man, section foreman of the Cairo Electric
and Traction Company. The shooting resulted from a quarrel
over a negro boy who had stolen a ride on a streetcar and had been
chased by Causey into Wooden’s grocery.
McLeansboro—Maj. John B. Smith,
a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars, died at Thackery, aged 87.
At the battle of Cerro Gordo he aided in the capture of Santa Anna’s
cork leg. In the Civil War he served in the 40th Illinois
Infantry. He was a Baptist minister.
To the friends who rendered us deeds of
kindness or extended sympathy to us during the recent sickness and
death of our beloved daughter and wife, we most ardently offer our
thanks. Our prayer is that the “Still Small Voice” may whisper
words of comfort to you in all of life’s afflictions.
(Benjamin F. Rucker married Mrs.
Anna Lightfoot on 18 Jul 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
I desire to thank my neighbors and
friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death
of my beloved sister.
(His marker in Cache Chapel Cemetery
near Ullin reads: J. F.
Snell Born Sept. 21, 1839 Died May 25, 1907.
Martha J. Snell Born April 19, 1843 Died May 14,
(Henry Chamberlain married
Elizabeth J. Pearson on 24 Jan 1864, in Pulaski Co.,
Anna—The death is announced at his home near this city of Rev. Levi Davis, aged 86, and for more than 60 years a minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the first presbytery held in Illinois, at Shawneetown, in 1840.
(Levi Davis married Esther
Casper on 12 Aug 1841, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
To the Rev. Father Engel, our
many friends and relatives, we wish to extend our thanks and
appreciation for the sympathy and courtesies shown us in our late
sad bereavement, in the loss of our dear son and brother Will.
Also for the floral offerings.
Carmi—Courting death because of his
inability to quit strong drink, John Estrado, a Greek
railroad laborer, threw himself in front of a handcar on the Big
Four railroad in the yards in this city and was crushed to death.
Pinckneyville—Capt. Horace W. Adams, chairman of the board of county commissioners of Perry County, died here of stomach trouble. He was born in Courtland County, New York and was 78 years of age.
(Horace W. Adams married Fannie
M. Ray on 30 Jun 1867, in Perry Co., Ill.
Horace W. Adams married Mrs. Sarah M. Campbell
on 28 Nov 1872, in Perry Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
DuQuoin—The funeral services of Rev.
Thomas Edward Spillman, one of the oldest Presbyterian
ministers in Illinois, were held at the First Presbyterian Church.
William Neadstine, for more than thirty years a prominent resident of Mound City, died at his home in this city last Tuesday at 1:30 a.m., of pneumonia. He was taken ill last Thursday from supposed exposure at the cement block factory.
The deceased was 55 years and three
months of age, and formerly conducted the National Hotel in this
city, and when he retired from the hotel business retained the
saloon in the same building. He was an industrious and
energetic man, and for some years past has been engaged with A. Q.
McCracken in the manufacture of cement blocks. He
leaves a widow, one daughter, Miss Jessie, and two sons, Harry, the
druggist, and George. The funeral services were held at the
family residence Wednesday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. F. A. Juny,
interment in Beech Grove Cemetery at 3 p.m. The funeral and
burial was largely attended.
We desire to hereby thank the many
friends and neighbors for acts of kindness extended us during the
recent illness and burial of our beloved husband and father.
Cairo—Oscar J. Buettner of
Chicago dropped dead from apoplexy on the steamer Cape Girardeau.
Mr. Buettner had come down from St. Louis on the boat with
the Egyptian Hustler excursion and was accompanied by his wife and
sister. He was in charge of the Illinois agencies of the
(William Hanks married Mrs.
Florence Belle Swygart on 16 Jan 1887, in Pulaski Co.,
Benton—The body of Thomas Prichard,
of Princeton, Ind., who disappeared two weeks ago, has been found in
a well near Sesser. He is believed to have been murdered.
Carmi—While at play with four
companions in the Wabash River, George Robinson, 17 years
old, was drowned.
(Jesse Hutchinson married Amanda
Washington on 2 Jul 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
DENVER, COLO., July 13.—That the cause of medical science might be advanced and the condition of thousands of suffering asthmatics might be ameliorated, Dr. W. L. Robinson, a well known physician and surgeon, yesterday gave up his life.
Dr. Robinson, 36 years old and one of the most promising physicians in the state, deliberately experimented upon himself in Loveland, with a dose of antitoxin, and, as a result, a short time after he had injected the substance his face and lips turned black and in a few minutes he was dead, a martyr to the cause of suffering humanity.
Dr. Robinson was seized with an attack of asthma, from which he had been suffering for some time. For several months he had been experimenting with antitoxin as a cure. He said to Dr. M. M. Bailey, whom he had called in, that it was a good time to learn the efficacy of anti-toxin and proceeded to give himself an injection. Shortly afterwards his face and lips turned black. He tore his collar from his neck, crying that he must have air and in a few minutes fell to the floor dead.
Dr. Bailey asserts that Dr. Robinson died from a sudden attack of asthma. The coroner will be called upon the make an investigation.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
This physician is W. W. Robinson, an own cousin of Dr. L. F. Robinson, of Ullin. He read medicine with Dr. Robinson eleven or twelve years ago. He graduated with high honors, at the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, and practiced medicine a little better than one year in this state. His health failed and he moved to Denver, Colo., after remaining at Denver for one year his health had returned, he went then to Loveland, and practiced for about six years. When they went to irrigating around Loveland he broke down again and then went to Mexico, remaining there about one year and regained his health again. He then returned to Loveland where he died. This young man was a self-made man, a hard student, and a man of the best habits and morals.
(William W. Robinson married
Pearl E. Mackey on 18 Sep 1899, in Anna, Union Co.,
Manuel Handley, of this city,
aged 62 years, 7 months and 12 days, died last Saturday noon, July
20, 1907, of dropsy, after an illness of some time. The
deceased was a ship carpenter by trade and came to Mound City in
October 1878, from Grand Tower, Ill. He was an old Ohio
soldier during the rebellion and has always been one of Mound City’s
good citizens. He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters—H.
V. and F. W. Handley, and Miss Myra Handley of this
city, and Mrs. Fred E. Ward of Oklahoma City, Okla.; also a
half sister and her daughter, of St. Louis, Mo., all of whom were
present at the funeral. Funeral was held Tuesday, July 23, at
1:30 p.m. from residence of his son, H. V. Handley, on north
Main Street, services conducted by Rev. Juny of the Episcopal
Church. Burial in Beech Grove Cemetery, conducted by the
To the many friends who so kindly
assisted us during the sad bereavement and funeral obsequies of our
beloved husband and father, we desire to hereby express our sincere
We, the undersigned, desire to hereby
thank our many friends for kindnesses extended us during the recent
illness and burial of our darling baby.
(Frank W. Capoot married Mary
Carter on 8 May 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
James Capoot married Mrs. Henrietta Jaccard on
11 Jun 1872, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
William T. Jaccard married Henrietta Stophlett
on 25 Oct 1863, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mount Vernon—The funeral of the late
James Marion Pace, took place here. Mr. Pace was
Mount Vernon’s first mayor, a member of the first school board,
first county superintendent and organizer and charter member of the
Knights of Pythias lodge in this city. The Mound Vernon
military band led the funeral procession, followed by members of the
city council, township and city school boards, city school teachers
and Knights of Pythias lodge and hundred of friends in carriages and
Lightning Kills Farmer
Mount Vernon—Charles Howard was
killed by lightning while at work in a hay field on his farm south
of this city.
(His marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:
Thomas F. Myers Died Aug. 1, 1907 Aged 55 Yrs., 5
Mos., 7 5 Dys. Julia R.
Myers Born Dec. 13, 1847 Died March 9, 1938.—Darrel Dexter)
(Edward Reno married Anna H.
Roberson on 17 May 1887, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mount Vernon—Detectives investigating
the mysterious killing of James L. Williams, an itinerant
preacher, are searching for the two young men who were seen with
Williams a short time before he was killed. The detectives
are said to have obtained a clue that will lead to the arrest of the
murderers of Williams.
Carbondale—Bert Brooks, night
switch tender in the Illinois Central yards here, was fatally
injured by the passenger locomotive, and his skull crushed. He
had been working for the railroad company only three days.
(Gain Housewright married Addy
Summers on 2 Dec 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
A. Gus Glasco, proprietor of the moving picture show in this and other cities in southern Illinois, died Wednesday night of this week in a St. Louis hospital, from appendicitis, and will be buried at their home in Anna today. For this reason the picture shows at the opera house in this city will be discontinued until further notice. Mr. Glasco was an energetic and affable gentleman and made many friends here who will regret to learn of his death.
(His marker in Jonesboro Cemetery reads: A. Guss Glassco Born May 11, 1874 Died August 21, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)
Your committee to formulate a memorial upon the death of Frank Capoot, late a member of Mound City, (Ill.) Camp No., 5151, Modern Woodmen of America, who died at Memphis, Tenn., July 29, 1907, would beg leave to present the following:
As the spirit of our neighbor has been
summoned from earth into the world beyond, each member of the Modern
Woodmen feels our bereavement when we remember the kind and gentle
manners and the warm attachment that is felt for each co-laborer. In
the death of our fellow worker we have lost a kind and true friend,
who always had a pleasant smile and a kind word for us all, and
while we bow in humble submission to this sore dispensation, we
offer our deepest sympathy to the family, who are bereft of a kind
and tender son and father. May they ever look forward to that
meeting in the realms of peace and love, where partings are no more,
being consoled by the assurance that the memory of our departed
neighbor whom they esteemed so highly will ever be held in the
loving remembrance of each of us. Therefore, in token of our
esteem for our departed neighbor, we appropriately drape our charter
for a period of thirty days, present a copy of these our most
sincere utterance to the family, spread them upon our minutes, and
furnish the same to Mound City Sun and Enterprise for
Whereas, it has pleased the chancellor
commander of all lodges to remove our Brother, Thomas F. Myers,
of Ullin Lodge No. 690, K. of P., Ullin, Illinois, August 7, 1907,
from his earthly labors to his final reward. And whereas this
community has lost a true and loyal citizen and this lodge a worthy
brother and in this matter we recognize the unseen power the hand of
God who doeth all things well, we commend all his good deeds.
And therefore be it resolved, that we extend our heartfelt sympathy
to the family of the deceased. Resolved further that this
lodge be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days, that these
resolutions be spread upon the records of the minutes of this lodge,
and a copy thereof sent to the family of the deceased. Further
that a copy be published in the Enterprise and the Sun.
Murphysboro—The body of a stranger
supposed to be Charles Ripley, of Odin, Ill., was found on
the Illinois Central tracks ten miles north of here. The man
was about 28 years old, wore a blue serge coat, which was in bad
DuQuoin—Dr. E. E. Knauer, a prominent physician of this city, and for several years coroner of Jackson County, died at Denver, Col., after an illness of several months. He was a son-in-law of the late Major Burroughs, a well-known Civil War veteran living south of this city. The body will be brought to DuQuoin for interment.
(E. E. Knauer married Elsie F.
Burroughs on 9 Sep 1896, in Jackson Co., Ill.—Darrel
(Joseph Essex married Mrs.
Elizabeth J. Parker on 31 Jul 1867, in Pulaski Co.,
Rev. and Mrs. Juny returned Saturday last from the very
sad trip to Tennessee to attend the funeral service of Mrs. Juny’s
sister, who died in California and was brought to her old home at
Somerville, Tenn., and laid to rest with her people there.
Miss Margaret Juny returned to Los Angeles, Cal., with her
aunt, and will study music there this winter under Herr Becker,
one of the most noted musicians of the country.
(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at
Villa Ridge reads:
George B. Minnich 1862-1907.—Darrel Dexter)
Norris City—John Campbell, aged
about 62 years, dropped dead at the home of his son, Forest
Campbell. His son had recently come here from Equality and
his father had hauled over a load of household goods the evening
previous to his death.
(Edward G. Britton married Alta
A. Gould on 22 Apr 1890, in Edwards Co., Ill.
One marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:
Ralph H. son of E. G. & A. A. Britton Died Sept. 16,
1907 Aged 11 Yrs., 4 Mos., & 19 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
Louis Blum, aged 72 years, and 18 days, for many years one of the most highly esteemed citizens and leading dry goods and clothing merchants of Mound City, died at his home here at 8:00 a.m. last Sunday, Sept. 15, 1907, of the infirmities of age and after an illness of several months. He was a kind and indulgent father, a good businessman, energetic and courteous to all—a perfect gentleman. The funeral services were held from the family residence at 10:30 a.m. Monday, conducted by Rabbi Sadler, of Cairo, after which, accompanied by members of the family, the remains were placed upon the 11:30 I. C. train for St. Louis and were buried in the Jewish cemetery in that city Tuesday. The venerable editor of the Cairo Argus, who has known Mr. Blum perhaps longer than any other editor, hereabouts, says of him:
Louis Blum, the oldest and of late years the largest in the extent of his business, of the Mound City merchants, died Sunday morning, aged 72 years and 18 days. He had been in poor health for a considerable period and had shaped his business preparatory to his final end. He accumulated a large property, which probably was mostly divided among his children previous to his death.
Louis Blum was a native of Wurtemberg, Germany. He came to the United States in 1854 and located at Lebanon, N.J., where he was engaged in merchandising. In 1863 he came to Cairo and opened a dry goods store on a small scale, on Commercial Avenue, above Eighth Street, where all the buildings then were frame. He prospered and his business grew rapidly until he had to employ as many as eight clerks.
In 1870 the Civil War operations at this point being well wound up, the population of this city had been much reduced and business had fallen off greatly, hence, Mr. Blum removed to Mound City. There he opened up a large store and did a good business from the start. He enjoyed a growing trade up to time he commenced preparing to retire from business.
He leaves a daughter, Mrs. George
Eichorn, whose husband is the leading shoe merchant of Mound
City, and three sons, Jacob, Samuel, and Benjamin Blum.
One of these is in the clothing trade at Mound City, another in the
same line at Mounds, while the third is in the sand and gravel
business here, having a dredging boat at Mound City. Mrs.
Samuel Black, wife of another prominent Mound City merchant,
was a sister of the late Mr. Blum.
Unsuspected, Owns to Killing.
Edwardsville—Charles W. Hosto, a farmer living near Alhambra, walked into the office of Sheriff Jones here and surrendered himself, saying he had killed Charles Hesi, who lived on a farm adjoining his. Hosto’s story was not believed at first, but was found to be true. Hosto was arrested on the charge of manslaughter and released on bond pending his preliminary hearing. The two men quarreled. Hosto declared he cut Hesi with a pocketknife in self-defense. He put the man in a wagon and drove him home.
(Charles Hesi married Sophia
Wetzel on 3 Nov 1881, in Madison Co., Ill.
Charles W. Hosto married Josephine M. Rinkel on
5 Oct 1897, in Madison Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Marion—William Smith, a negro,
received a life sentence in the penitentiary for murder. He
and three or four negro companions were intoxicated in Spillertown,
two miles from Marion, last December, and while the marshal and
deputy were trying to arrest them, Marshal James Daily was
shot and killed. Smith is the first one of the party to
Capt. James W. Rouse, Sr., one of the oldest residents of Mound City, died at his home in this city at 10:30 p.m. Sunday last, September 22, 1907, at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 3 days. The death messenger had been at his door for many months and the sufferer passed away without a struggle. Capt. Rouse came to this city from Baltimore in 1857, and was employed at the shipyards in various capacities and then as master of several snag boats upon the Ohio and Mississippi rivers until about 15 years ago when he retired from business, moved back to Mound City and built a home where he has ever since resided. During the war, Mr. Rouse was with the gunboat fleet and later enlisted upon one of the gunboats, which was grounded and lost in the Yazoo River. Politically he was a Democrat. He leaves besides a wife who has been seriously ill for a month past, five children, James W. Rouse, Jr., of Memphis, Tenn., William P. Rouse, Mound City; Thomas S. Rouse, Brazil, Ind.; Mrs. Kate M. Scott, Assumption, Ill., and Mrs. Eva Bolwing of this city. The funeral services were held at the family home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. F. A. Juny conducting the same. The remains were laid to rest in Beechwood Cemetery.
(Jesse L. Bolwing married Eva M.
Rouse on 23 Apr 1873, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Charleston—W. E. McCrory, president of the First National Bank of this city, died after an illness of a few days. He was 72 years of age, and had been connected with this bank for over 40 years, as cashier and as president. He was widely known in this section of the state.
Robert Meeks was born July 17th,
1849, near Purdue, McNairy County, Tennessee, and departed life
October 26th, 1907, being 58 years, 3 months and 8 days
old. He had been a sufferer over two years with pulmonary
troubles, but he struggled nobly through his afflictions in the
effort to overcome his bodily weaknesses in order to supply the
necessaries for the maintenance of his family. He attended
church September 22nd, for the last time, and gave his
last public testimony to the faith that he had embraced thirty-five
years ago. He was converted in September 1872, at Edith Chapel
and joined the A. M. E. church, of which he remains a faithful
member until his death. He was appointed to the position of
class leader in 1887. He was a very earnest, enthusiastic
Christian, always ready to witness for and acknowledge his Lord and
Master. Those who knew him best did not question his sincerity
as a Christian, as he was one who exemplified the passage of
scripture, viz: “He was strong in the Lord and in power of his
might.” He leaves a wife, three brothers, four sisters, three
sons, five daughters and a number of other relatives and friends to
mourn his loss. The community has lost a loyal citizen, the
church a faithful member and the family a devoted husband and
father. We mourn his loss, but our loss is his gain, and we
bow submissively and say Thy will be done.
Mrs. J. B. Wells, of this city, mother of Mrs. H. C. Ashbaugh, died at the home of the last named Sunday morning, November 3, 1907, at 6 o’clock at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 2 days. Her maiden name was Mary Bowton, and she was born in Richfield, Conn., March 1, 1819. When she was five years of age, her parents moved to New York. In 1844 she with her husband and one child moved to Whiteside County, Ill., and in 1855 moved to Rock Island, where she resided up to about four years ago when her second husband died, since which time she has made her home with her only living child, Mrs. Ashbaugh. Mrs. Wells joined the M. E. Church about fifty years ago and has been a member of the same ever since. The remains were shipped to Rock Island, Monday, for burial in the family cemetery, accompanied by H. C. Ashbaugh.
(John B. Wells married Mrs. Mary
Archer on 10 Jan 1865, in Rock Island Co., Ill.
Henry Ashbaugh married Emma E. Archer on 27 Apr
1870, in Rock Island Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Marion—The 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Provart, while playing about the house while the mother was doing her weekly washing, pulled a bucket of boiling water from the top of the stove upon her, and has slight chance of recovery.
(John S. Provart married Rossa
Cockrum on 4 Aug 1896, in Franklin Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Centralia—Rev. John Williams,
the oldest preacher for the Christian church in the state and
organizer of a number of churches in Southern Illinois, died at the
age of 90.
Benton—The little son of Thomas
Jones, aged 2 years, died from burns received when the child
found some matches and ignited his clothing. A cloth saturated
with turpentine about the neck assisted the flames.
Benton—William Lang, of
Rockville, Ind., was crushed to death under a loaded car in the mine
of the United Coal Co., at Christopher.
McLeansboro—John G. McHenry, a
provost marshal in the United States secret service during the Civil
War, died at his home here.
Carrolton—William Picquett, 45
years old, drank carbolic acid and died here.
(Charles H. Nugent married Alice
Adela Minton on 1 Mar 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Thomas E. Echols, Jr., aged 31 years, only
son of Squire T. E. Echols and wife, of Grand Chain, was
drowned in the Ohio River at Olmsted, Wednesday evening of this
week. He was alone at the time, loading a barge with lumber
for a Cairo firm. The body was recovered shortly after the
accident. He leaves a wife, and they resided in Cairo.
Norris City—After a fruitless search of three
weeks by the authorities for Ben and Nelson Healy, brothers,
the latter came in, giving himself up to the authorities for the
killing of Herbert Spence. About three weeks ago they
became engaged in a quarrel over the affairs of a band and Healy
hit Spence in the head with a picket and he died about three
hours later. Healey has been placed under bond of
Alto Pass—”My father and I couldn’t agree and I
wanted to die,” is the reason Mr. Vangilder’s 14-year-old son
gives for shooting himself with a revolver. He is now
convalescent. The family lives south of town.
(The name was Braddy instead of
George L. Braddy married Susan Jane Vick on 24 Nov
1895, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
reads: Oscar Eddleman
Born Feb. 18, 1861 Died Nov. 28, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)
The subject of this memorial sketch, Mrs. Minnie Dell Harris (nee Morrow) was the daughter of J. F. and C. J. Morrow, and was born in Mounds, Ill., on the 21st day of September 1879. She along with her sisters, Alice Clark, of Little Rock, Ark., Grace R. Houston, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lillie Darley, Ollie Cunningham, and Rosella Morrow, of Mounds, Ill., attended the public schools and such private schools as the neighborhood afforded up to 1896, when she entered the Carbondale Normal School and after leaving this began to teach in our public schools where she established a reputation as a successful teacher. In 1899 she was married to N. M. Harris, of Mound City. She was a member of Mound City Rebekah Lodge No. 322. She leaves a little daughter, Fay, to mourn the death of a dearly beloved mother. During all her walks of life she exemplified the true Christian daughter, sister, mother and friend. None knew her but to love her; none spoke of her but to praise. In the winter of 1905, Mrs. Harris became invalided from an incurable affection, since which time she has resided with her mother. Here she received the most careful attention available. Nevertheless she sank into death’s embrace on the 23rd of November 1907. Memorial services were held at the home of Rev. W. A. Ridge, and was attended by a large congregation of friends. Her remains were then taken to the Baptist church where Rev. Ridge, assisted by Rev. Bass, of Cairo, delivered an appropriate and affecting address, after which her loved form was laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery, along side of her baby.
(Robert Cunningham married Ollie
Morrow on 24 Oct 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Hon. George W. Smith, member of Congress from this district during the past seventeen years, died at his home in Murphysboro, last Saturday night of typhoid fever, and was buried at that place Wednesday afternoon, the funeral being held under the auspices of the Murphysboro Masonic lodge. The deceased had been ailing for some time past, but was taken seriously ill about two weeks ago while en route to visit relatives in Missouri, necessitating his immediate return home. The funeral was largely attended by friends from all over the district. While Congressman Smith was not what is termed a brilliant man, he was nevertheless a good Congressman, honorable in his dealings and untiring in his efforts to do all in his power for the people of his district, no matter what their politics or the color of their skin.
Congressman George W. Smith was born in Putnam County, Ohio, August 18, 1846, and came to Illinois in 1850. His father was a blacksmith, and from him the deceased learned the trade. He was educated at McKendree College, and Bloomington, Ind., University graduating in 1870, the same year settling in Murphysboro where he practiced law until elected to Congress.
(The issue of the paper has a picture
of Congressman G. W. Smith.—Darrel Dexter)
Murphysboro—Congressman George W.
Smith died at his home here of typhoid fever.
(Everet G. Fristoe married
Charlotte Carter on 3 Sep 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Carmi—Thomas Goodman, who beat
his brother Hugh to death a week ago because the latter struck his
aged father, was granted a preliminary hearing before Justice Orr.
He was remanded to jail without bail to await the action of the
White County grand jury.
Whereas, through the providence of the
“all seeing eye,” our brother, Thomas E. Echols, a member of
Noblesville, Ind., lodge No. 125, I. O. O. F., and formerly of
Florida Lodge No. 468, Grand Chain, Illinois, has been called from
this earthly jurisdiction into the sublime jurisdiction of the most
high and divine grand master our Heavenly Father; and whereas this
grand order and this community having lost a good member, he being
noted for his generosity, kindness of heart and steadfast
friendship; therefore, be it resolved: The Florida lodge
hereby extends fraternal greetings to the family and friends in
their bereavement and distress.
(Jesse H. Beaver married Malinda
Casper on 27 Mar
1881, in Union Co., Ill.
His marker in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dongola reads:
Jesse Henry Beaver 1858-1907.—Darrel Dexter)
(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at
Villa Ridge reads: M. J.
Lufkin 1825-1907.—Darrel Dexter)
(Richard B. Sowers married
Catharine M. Randleman on 22 Jul 1852, in Union Co., Ill.
He was born in North Carolina and enlisted 11 Aug 1862, in
Co. I, 81st Illinois Infantry.
His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:
Richard B. Sowers Born Nov. 14, 1830 Died Dec. 2, 1907
Aged 77 Yrs. &18 Dys.—Darrel Dexter)
Marion—The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Chamness, of Marion, fell on a hot stove and was
burned to death. Mrs. Chamness was in the room at the
time, but was unable to reach the baby in time to prevent its
Chester—Hugh Barker, passenger
conductor on the Wabash, Chester, Western Railroad, had both legs
cut off by his train. He cannot recover.
East St. Louis—William Butts, a
car inspector for the Big Four railroad, was fatally injured in the
Brooklyn yards near East St. Louis. He tried to jump on the
front end of a moving switch engine, slipped and fell on the track
and both legs were cut off. He died in an ambulance while on
the way to the hospital.
Woman Wins Death Race.
Mount Vernon—In a race with death here, Mrs. Hugh Barker, was borne to the side of her dying husband on a special train on the Wabash, Chester & Western Railroad from Chester, Ill., arriving a short time before her husband died.