and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers
The Pulaski Enterprise
14 Jan 1910 - 30 Dec 1910
Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois
Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter
Titus married Ella
Mrs. L. W. Johnson
Mrs. Otto Meals (colored) died Friday night and was buried Sunday afternoon at Ullin.
Price died at
(His marker in New Hope Cemetery reads: Edward A. son of Thomas & E. J. Price Born 1880 Died 1910.—Darrel Dexter)
Prominent Catholic Knight Dies.
Menkhaus, first supreme secretary of the Catholic Knights of
Illinois, died at his home here, aged 76 years. His sons, Dr. J. B.
Menkhaus and Dr. Henry
Menkhaus, reside in
Died, Monday evening,
(Elihu T. Snyder married Minnie Rodman on 20 Nov 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Wright, veteran of the Civil War,
died last week and was buried at the
The Death Angel entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Eddleman and took their little infant. Don’t grieve dear parents for Christ said, “Such is the kingdom of heaven.”
of Valley Recluse, the young man who was accidentally shot some weeks ago
died in the hospital in
Mrs. W. R. Rodman
has been called to
(William R. Rodman married Susanna J. Jones on 5 Jun 1878, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Pless Roach’s mother died last Friday. She was a middle-aged lady and had several married children. The funeral was held in the M. E. church conducted by the pastor. (Pulaski)
and wife attended the funeral of T.
Shourd’s child here (
(Warren L. Richie married Lizzie Bundschuh on 20 Sep 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Bundschuh were called to Ullin Saturday night by the death of their granddaughter, Doris, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shourd.
(Charles G. Bundschuh married Mary M. Eastwood on 12 Mar 1882, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Ben R. Thistlewood,
only son of Hon. N. B. Thistlewood,
Thistlewood married Sarah A.
Resolutions of Condolence.
At a meeting of Farmers’ Union No. 188 the following resolutions were adopted:
Whereas it has pleased the All Wise Creator to take from our midst Brother Lloyd Smith, be it resolved
That we extend to his bereaved family and relatives our heartfelt sympathy.
That in the death of Brother Smith, we the community at large have lost an honorable young man, a true friend and neighbor.
That we drape our charter in mourning for a period of thirty days.
That we send a copy of these resolutions to our county paper for publication and also to the Union Farmer.
J. W. Mathis
E. Steers, Com.
Mr. Frank Metz,
formerly of this county and well known around Ullin, died at his home in
Dead Baby Found on Track.
Richview—A newborn baby was found on the track of the Illinois Central Railroad about two miles north of Dubois. It had evidently been thrown from a train. His head was severed from the body.
Fox Chase Was Fatal.
engaged in a fox chase, Herman
Bingman broke through the ice on the
John T. Henry Is Dead.
Nashville.—John T. Henry, aged 74, a prominent Washington County citizen, died Saturday morning in Irvington, after a four months’ illness. Mr. Henry served as grain inspector under the administration of Governor Yates.
Many Sheriffs to See Hanging.
Belleville—Sheriff Charles P. Cachel has received word from the sheriffs of over half of the 102 counties of Illinois that they will be in Belleville next Friday to witness the execution of the negro, Willis Clark, for the murder of Eugene V. Goudey, East St. Louis street car man. Admission to the jail yard, which has been securely enclosed, will be through the jail. Only cards of admission signed by the sheriff will be honored.
Mrs. Emma McIntire,
wife of W. A. McIntire, was born
(W. A. McIntire married Emma Davis on 18 Nov 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Alex M. Halliday Killed.
Mr. Alex M.
Halliday, well known in
The coroner’s jury returned a verdict not placing the blame, but stating their belief that the shot which caused Mr. Halliday’s death was fired by some deputy sheriff that night.
The papers of
One matter, however, seems to stand out clearly. A man was shot. He lay on the snow for hours, unattended, in the bitter cold. It was not even known who he was. No one was allowed to touch him. Whether the governor did or didn’t give certain orders, in the name of humanity, was there anything to prevent the sheriff himself from going to the man? The crowd had withdrawn. The excitement was over. Deputies were behind him with rifles and shotguns and pistols. The man was lying in the snow but a few feet away. Possibly living. Possibly a friend of Nellis’. Yet he would not go nor send help, nor allow anyone to come to him.
To an outsider, with nothing to judge from but newspaper reports, it looks as if the sheriff lost his nerve and went absolutely to pieces.
Mrs. Dan Mills
left Tuesday for
The funeral of the late John
By the death of Mr. James Browner that occurred last week, we lose a highly respected friend and neighbor. Obituary notice will be found elsewhere.
Claud Broyhill, aged 13, son of James Broyhill, died on Thursday last, having taken cold after a spell of measles. The family has the sympathy of the entire community (Villa Ridge).
(James A. Broyhill married Catharine E. Nichum on 27 Nov 1872, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
DEATH OF JAMES BROWNER.
Browner, one of the oldest and best known citizens of our county,
departed this life at his home near
“Uncle Jim” as he
was familiarly called, had reached the ripe age of 78 years, and had lived
for more than fifty years in
Above the average in intelligence, he was an interesting personage, and it was always a treat to hear him tell of the ups and down of the old days of the Navy Yard, the war, and Reconstruction. He kept up with the times, and read the daily papers up to the time of his last sickness. He was always found on the right side of important things in life, being a consistent Christian from his youth until his death.
He leaves a widow
and a large family of children and grandchildren, who, with his numberless
friends in the county, deeply deplore his passing. Interment at the Catholic
cemetery at Mounds. The funeral was largely attended, and was conducted by
Father Mumbour, of the St. Mary’s
Roman Catholic Church, of
DEPLORABLE ACCIDENT AT
Clarence was the son of Mr. Lewis Cape, who is employed in the railroad work there, and was considered an unusually bright and clever boy, being a great favorite with his playmates and acquaintances.
(The father may be the same person as Lewis Cape, who married Anna May Utley on 30 May 1895, in Jackson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. M. E. Stout,
widow of Henry Stout, deceased,
died at March 3rd at
her home in Mounds, after an illness of three months, aged 68 years. She is
survived by seven children, five sons and two daughters:
Henry, Louis and Robert, of
(August Meyer married Mamie Stout on 10 Dec 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. George Roberson, of Gale,
Miss Ida Browner, of
By the death of D.
O’Leary, that occurred at his home south of town about
Tuesday, March 15th, the community (Villa Ridge) has lost a
genial neighbor and friend. Mr.
O’Leary was somewhat past middle age and had spent his life on the farm,
was a standard farmer, well known and highly respected by a large circle of
acquaintances. He leaves a widow and a sister, Mrs. John
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Conant were called to Villa Ridge Sunday on account of the death of Gordon’s grandmother, who was quite old. (Grand Chain)
(The grandmother was Mrs. Emily P. Squier.—Darrel Dexter)
Dillow and wife visited his
parents at Dongola and also attended the funeral of his uncle at that place.
(Henry Dennis Dillow died 11 Mar 1910.—Darrel Dexter)
The husband and three children, Mrs. George Childers of Grand Chain, and John and Miss Cleo, of this city, surviving members of the family.
The last Sunday of life given to Mrs. Saint was spent in church and in the service of the Lord, of whom she was a faithful follower. The community has lost a good and true woman, and the family a gentle loving wife and mother.
(John A. Saint married Sarah C. Lawrence on 19 Oct 1876, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Death of Mrs. Emily P. Squier.
Passed to the life
beyond, after a short illness of pneumonia, Mrs. Emily P.
Squier, aged 88 years, 2 months
and 6 days. Funeral services conducted by Rev.
Monroe. She was born
She has lived a
busy life, retaining to the end her interest in the world and in all that
meant progress and growth toward a better life and living. She leaves a
brother, S. C. Perkins, living in
Clarendon, N.Y.; a twin sister, Mrs. Emma
Bartlett, now with a niece in
Beaumont, Texas; two grandchildren, Herbert and Alice
Wood, in Washington, D.C.; a
daughter, Mrs. J. H. Conant,
eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, here. Interred in the
Villa Ridge cemetery
(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads: Emily Perkins Squier 1882-1910.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. S. A. Johnson,
whose death occurred on Wednesday last and funeral held at
Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Wilkinson and Mr. and Mrs. M. M.
Wilkinson, were called to
Black Hand Kills Another.
Alderman Crushed to Death.
Horse Fatally Tramples Farmer.
Vienna.—Brownlow Sturdevant, a farmer residing near Vienna, fell and discharged a 22-caliber rifle which he carried in his hand, the ball passing through his intestines. His brother met death in a like manner about two years ago while cleaning a pistol.
Annie L. Dry, who died March 3rd, held a certificate in the Court of Honor for $1,000. The complete claim proofs were forward to the Society on March 12th. A warrant for $1,000 was received from the Society by Recorder August Faurnie on March 18th in full payment of claim.
KENNEDY—Entered into rest on Saturday, March 18th, 1910, at 12:48 a.m. Mrs. Miriam C. Kennedy, at her residence, No. 3433 A Vista Avenue, St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral took place from the Centenary Methodist Church, Sixteen and Pine streets on Sunday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. Interment at Brownstown, Ill.
Mrs. Kennedy was the widow of Thomas M. Kennedy, a native of Villa Ridge, who was a brother of Mrs. Julia Schuler, of this city, Mrs. Mary Anglin, of Valley Recluse, Mrs. R. W. Turney, of Brownstown, Mrs. Willis Edwards and David N. Kennedy, of Quincy. Mrs. Kennedy leaves four daughters of mourn her departure, Mrs. Gertrude Blakemore, Misses Nellie, Lillian and Mabel Kennedy, all who reside in St. Louis. The later is a deaconess in the Centenary Methodist Church in that city and was for a month the guest of friends and relatives in Olmsted and Mound City last summer.
Mrs. Kennedy was a devout Christian and was loved by all who knew her for her gentleness of manner, her goodness of heart and her sterling qualities of character. She and her daughters are noted for their many acts of loving kindness and tender services in their home city.
(Thomas M. Kennedy married Miriam C. Stevenson on 14 Mar 1869, in Fayette Co., Ill. George Schuler married Julia Kennedy on 24 May 1866, in Pulaski Co., Ill. S. R. Turney married Nancy E. Kennedy on 11 Feb 1863, in Pulaski Co., Ill. H. F. Blakemore married Gertrude Kennedy on 11 Aug 1892, in Fayette Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness toward us during the sickness and death or our baby, Margaret R.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Kotter
Friday, 1 Apr 1910:
Mrs. Annie M. Dry Died March 3rd.
The death of Mrs. Annie L. Dry at Moorehouse, Mo., on March 3rd, was a peculiarly sad blow to her friends. She was ill but a short time with pneumonia, having been away from this county just three weeks to a day when she was brought back.
The funeral services were conducted by Bro. Otho Metcalf. Interment in the Ohio Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Dry was a devoted wife and loving mother, and was well loved by all her associates who knew her well. She was just beginning the prime of life, being but 31 years of age.
Her husband, three children, four brothers, and one sister, all have the deep heart sympathy of the community in which they reside.
(John Dry married Annie Shanks on 8 Mar 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Ida Moore Snell was born Dec. 31, 1866, died at her home in Lewiston, Idaho, March 20, 1910, aged 43 years, 2 months and 19 days.
She became a Christian at the age of 19 years and was a member of the Congregational Church from that time until her death. She was married to Rev. B. F. Sewell, Sept. 25, 1888. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, seven children, five boys and two girls, and a number of relatives and friends. (Pulaski)
(Benjamin T. Seawell married Ida S. Moore on 26 Sep 1888, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the many friends and neighbors in their kindness during the sickness and death of our beloved son Amos. We also wish to thank his teachers, Misses Heilig and Mozley, and schoolmates for their floral offering.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Corzine.
Youth Kills Farmer.
Chester.—Joe Simpson, Jr., 18 years old, residing near Missouri Junction, twelve miles north of Chester, shot and killed Harvey Roots, 25 years old, in a dispute over wages Tuesday. Simpson worked for Roots on a farm.
Friday, 8 Apr 1910:
Mine Explosion Injures Inspector.
Marion—A gas explosion occurred at the Colp mines, seven miles east of Marion Tuesday. The mine inspector, George Boston, had finished his work and started out when the explosion occurred. A number of men were on top and heard the report. Some rushed to the bottom where Boston was found seriously burned. He may die.
Insane Die of Pneumonia.
Anna—A recent epidemic has become alarming among the insane patients of the Illinois Southern Hospital located here. Some twenty or more patients have recently died from pneumonia, which is believed to have been the result of the sewer pipes becoming filled up and the contaminating water used for drinking purposes.
Mrs. H. E. Nelms happened to have a very serious accident Tuesday evening which may prove fatal. She was coming to town to meet her little ones coming home from school, and while crossing the track at Anderson crossing, one mile from town, was struck by a train and hurled about 25 feet. It was raining very hard and she didn’t see the train approaching and the engineer didn’t give any warning. Dr. L. F. Robinson took her to the Cairo hospital Tuesday night.
Mrs. Caroline Palmer (colored) died at her home on Saturday, April 2, 1910, aged 54 years and 6 months. The deceased suffered for the past four years with dropsy. She leaves seven daughters and three sons to mourn her loss.
Respected Negro Veteran Dead.
Jackson Clark, an aged negro, died Saturday at his home in this city. Jackson was a good citizen, and respected by all who knew him. He was a veteran of the Civil War and his remains were laid to rest Monday in the national cemetery here, in an honored grave.
(Jackson Clark, Pvt. U. S. Army, died 2 Apr 1910 was buried in Section E, 3990A at Mound City National Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)
Mr. Owen O. Axley went through on No. 2 Monday, to St. Paul, Minn., with other friends, accompanying the body of Mr. Mansfield—one of the officers of the Lumber Company who died at Warren, Ark., and was taken home for burial.
Friday, 15 Apr 1910:
Mrs. M. M. Wilkinson was called to Sparta last week by the illness of a child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benton. (Villa Ridge).
Woman Dies Talking to Family.
Harrisburg.—Mrs. Joseph Matthews died suddenly of paralysis of the heart here Monday. She was apparently in the best of health, and was conversing with members of the family in regard to an intended visit to her old home in Wellston, Ohio. Her body was taken to that place for burial.
Hired Man Kills Farmer.
Carmi—Coming to blows over a quarrel that arose because of alleged cruelty to a team, George Wheeler, Tuesday shot and instantly killed Herman Parker, for whom he was working.
Ora Mosley is in jail here charged with attempt to murder. Mosley is a fireman on the C. & E. I. and his victim, Andrew Reed, is an engineer. It is said they were on duty when the altercation occurred and Mosley used his fireman’s pick as a weapon. Reed is in a hospital at Danville and may die of his injuries.
Friday, 22 Apr 1910:
Died, at her home, Monday, 18th, at 11:45, Beulah M. Bagby, aged 8 years, 7 months and 8 days, of scarlet fever, after an illness of 5 days. Interment at Concord Cemetery Tuesday at 10 a.m. Rev. Bush officiated. (Ullin)
Friday, 29 Apr 1910:
Mrs. A. W. Brown while attending the Association at Mounds, Wednesday, of last week, received a wire there advising of the death of Mr. Brown’s aged mother at Silver Lake, Ind., and immediately departed for that city to attend the funeral. (Ullin)
Friday, 13 May 1910:
The child of Chris Bundschuh is very low at this writing with diphtheria. C. S. Bundschuh arrived here (Pulaski) to be with his little son who is seriously ill.
Little Vernon Bagby, aged 6 years, died of scarlet fever, May 10, 1910. This being the second child they have lost in the last twenty days with this dreadful disease. The bereaved parents have our sincerest sympathy.
Mrs. C. S. Bundschuh has returned from Arkansas, where she had been visiting her mother. She was en route to her home in Chicago, but is detained by reason of the illness of her little son, Ralph. (Curry)
Eugene Gatton Killed in Mounds Yard.
About 5 o’clock this morning (Thursday) M. E. Gatton while working in the yards at Mounds, was run over by a car and instantly killed. No one saw the occurrence, but it is supposed that he was repairing an air valve on one end of the car, and a cut of cars came against the other end.
Mr. Gatton leaves a wife and four children. He was a valued employee of the company, having been in the service some 10 or 15 years. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and Modern Woodmen lodges, having $2,000 insurance in the latter. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Death of Mr. Scot Ellis.
Mr. P. W. Thompson, of Ullin, who was here Monday attending the K. P. convention, was called away by the sad news that the body of his nephew, Mr. Scot Ellis, was being brought to Tamaroa for burial.
Mrs. Ellis is a sister of Mrs. P. W. Thompson, and Scot was almost like a son to our old friend.
Mr. Ellis enlisted in the regular army about five years ago, with Arthur Bird and Elmer Propst, of Wetaug. Mr. Bird and Mr. Propst came home at the end of their three years’ term, but Mr. Ellis re-enlisted and had traveled all over the world. The news of his death came as a shock to Mr. and Mrs. Thompson and the Enterprise joins all their friends in extending sincere sympathy.
Friday, 20 May 1910:
F. M. Thornton was called to Olive Branch Tuesday on account of the illness of his brother. (Ullin)
J. G. Hemenway was called to DuQuoin Monday on the account of serious illness of his father. (Ullin)
Mrs. Emma F. Meeks, wife of Pleas J. Meeks, was born in McNary County, Tenn., Jan. 21st, 1870, and departed this life May 15th, 1910, at her home near Pulaski, aged 31 years, 3 months, and 14 days. She is survived by her husband, five children, two brothers, two sisters and a host of relatives and friends. She had been a member of the Home Department of Edith Chapel A. M. E. S. S. for nine years. She was laid to rest last Monday at Villa Ridge.
A little more than a year ago we were called to bear the loss of our little son, Gussie, who was accidentally killed on March 30th, 1910, near Thebes, Ill. Again has the hand of affliction been laid upon us. On May the 11th, at the home of his uncle, John Bundschuh, in Pulaski, our darling little Ralph passed into the beautiful beyond. He was 8 years, 4 months and 3 days old, and was sick nearly a week with that dangerous malady diphtheria. All that human aid could do was done to relieve his sufferings, but God chose otherwise and called little Ralph home to be with Gussie and Mamma in the land of glory.
At such times our hearts seem to stop beating almost, the grief is so hard; to think he was taken away so quickly—it is almost more than we can bear. Only the promise that “we shall meet again” is our comfort. God has reclaimed his jewels. They, our children, were not given to us to keep while we weep with aching hearts—they are rejoicing in heaven, singing songs of praise in the eternal home.
The funeral services were conducted in front of the residence of John W. Bundschuh by Rev. Batton on Wednesday at 1 p.m., after which the little white casket was taken to Concord Cemetery and placed beside his little brother, Gussie.
Ralph is gone, but his sweet spirit and the memory of his gentle ways and pure actions are with us. God has taken two of our darlings and left us two, George and Louise. May we have strength to bear the burden laid upon us. They are safely housed in the eternal home.
Gone where every eye is tearless.
Gone where pain can never mar.
Gone into the Golden City.
Gone within the gates ajar.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Bundschuh
(C. S. Bundschuh married Mary E. Hanna on 21 Aug 1898, in Pope Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Card of Thanks.
To the friends and relatives who so kindly ministered and tendered help to us in the sickness and death of our dear little son and nephew, Ralph, we extend our heartfelt thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Bundschuh
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bundschuh
Slayer Gets 40 Year Term.
Marion.—Pete Gossell was sentenced to 40 years in the penitentiary for killing John Boal in a restaurant in Herrin last February. The evidence showed that the shooting was without provocation.
To Be Reminded Yearly of Crime.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to extend our most sincere thanks to our many dear friends for their kindness and help in the sickness and death of our dear children, Beulah and Vurna, and may God ever bless them is our prayer.
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Bagby
Stroke Proves Fatal.
Crecelius, widow of the late Dr. G. W.
Crecelius, was stricken on Tuesday at and rendered unconscious and remained
in that condition until Thursday morning, when she peacefully and quietly
passed away without a struggle. Funeral was held on Friday afternoon in the
Congregational church conducted by Rev.
Lankston of the
I. A. Crecelius and wife offer their sincere thanks to their friends and neighbors for their kindness and assistance in the death and burial of their mother and are willing to return any favor needed in the future.
Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Crecelius.
letter has been received from Capt. R. L.
Ball by Mrs. Elvina
Mrs. Rhine is a sister of Mrs. P. W. Thompson and the nephew Scot was loved almost as a son by Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Thompson.
The letter which follows, shows that Scot was loved by all his associates at the Fort.
Mrs. Elvira Rhine,
My Dear Madam: Your son, Sergeant Scot E. Ellis of troop C 6th U.S. Cavalry, having died here on May 9th, 1910, I wish to let you know what was done by his fellow soldiers irrespective of their official duties.
Sergeant Ellis was known and liked throughout the entire regiment and his death came as a decided shock to many.
I personally have
only known him since
His entire troop
and the Regiment Band formed the funeral from here to
Flowers were purchased by the troops and officers and all possible was done to show respect and sorrow through his loss.
I wish to close by offering you and yours our sympathy and the thought that your son, Srgt. Scott E. Ellis, Troop C 6th U. S. Cavalry, was a soldier and a man known to be trustworthy and loyal to his flag and fellows and loved by all his companions.
I am very respectfully yours.
L. R. Ball,
Capt. 6th U. S. Cavalry, commanding Troop C
John Powers of Villa Ridge Dies Following Operation for Appendicitis.
John Powers, of Villa Ridge, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary, in Cairo, Wednesday morning, at 3:30 o’clock after a week’s illness. He was taken with appendicitis last Wednesday and was taken to the infirmary there Saturday where he underwent an operation that evening. Mr. Powers was a prominent citizen of Villa Ridge and is well known in this part of the country. He leaves surviving him, his wife, three sisters Mrs. John Furry, and Miss Mayme Powers, of New York City, Mrs. William English and two brothers, Pat Powers of Mounds. His wife who is a sister of Mrs. Sol Silver, formerly of this city, was at his bedside, having accompanied him to Cairo Saturday.
(William A. English married Hannah Powers on 2 Sep 1891, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Friday, 10 Jun 1910:
Sarah Augusta Limbert.
Mrs. Limbert, mother of Mrs. R. E. Spaulding, of Villa Ridge, was born in New York State in 1826, being nearly 84 years of age at the time of death on June 2nd.
She was married in 1845 to John Limbert. Lived in Wisconsin, in Cobden, in Cairo, and twenty years ago removed to Villa Ridge. While living in Cairo in the 70s, during the yellow fever epidemics, she several times risked her life in caring for these afflicted with the dread disease.
Mrs. Limbert was raised by Universalist parents and very early in life became a believer in Spiritualism. With a firm faith in God’s goodness, and that He would at last give her back her loved ones, she lived her life cheerfully, taking comfort in being the home keeper, loving wife, tender mother, and staunchest of friends, never permitting without gentle protest, the slightest criticism of a friend.
Hundreds of loving friends and neighbors gathered at the home place in Villa Ridge Friday afternoon to pay a last tribute of honor and respect to all that was mortal of John Powers. The K. of P. Lodge, of which he was a member, attended in a body, with many from Mound City, Mounds, and Cairo. The services at the home were conducted by Rev. J. H. Runnals, of Mounds, after which the funeral cortege formed and marched to the beautiful cemetery on the hill. At the grave the exercises were in charge of the Knights and the simple ceremony of fraternal brotherhood was deeply affecting. The floral tributes were many and very beautiful.
We feel that we have lost a friend. That Villa Ridge and our county has lost a man of sterling upright character, whose daily life was full of words and acts of kindness—whose thought was for the betterment of others. In the great Beyond—across the river Styx there certainly must be a place of honor and love, and joyous peace for a soul like John Powers.
(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads: John Powers Born Aug. 4, 1865 Died June 1, 1910.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Ben Truster was called to Charleston, Mo., on account of the serious illness of her daughter. (Pulaski)
Friday, 17 Jun 1910:
Fifty-Six Honored Veterans Sleep in Cemetery at Grand Chain.
Through the kindness of friends at Grand Chain we are enabled to publish below a complete list of soldiers who are buried in the cemetery at Grand Chain, which we believe will be of interest to all our readers.
We have not seen the cemetery at Grand Chain, but we take it for granted that it is nicely cared for, something as the National Cemetery at Mound City.
The following twenty-two names are of comrades of Hon. A. F. Youngblood, enlisting to the same company, Company K, of the 109th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, all afterwards being transferred to what was known as Capt. Bourn’s Company, Company F, of the 11th Illinois.
Capt. R. B. Bartleson, Lieut. Andrew Calvin, Pvt. August Calvin, Pvt. William Lype, Pvt. George Lipe, Pvt. Robert Lype, Corp.Elias H. Ellenwood, Corp. George W. Ellenwood, Corp. Absalum Taylor, Corp. George Stephenson, Corp. Thomas Stephenson, Corp. Richard A. Davis, Corp. William Moore, Corp. Henry Jones, Corp. George Severs, Corp. William S. Hall, Corp. James H. McGee, Corp. John Tucker, Corp. Andrew Tucker, Corp. William Gorden, Corp. James W. Smith, Corp. William Merit.
The following are names of other comrades of the regiments named:
Moses Youngblood, 31st, Jackson Yocum, 31st, John Weaver, 31st, William Bartelson, 18th, Alonzo Bartleson, 18th, Edwin Bartelson, 81st, William O. Smith, 81st, N. P. Tarr, 81st, Dan Reed, 31st, David Walker, 31st, Will Smith, 18th, George Moore, 78th, William McGinnis, Cavalry, Chauncey Crippen, Cavalry, James Crippen, Cavalry, John McGee, Cavalry, Lem Short, Cavalry, Stanton Field, Cavalry, Levi H. Mangold, Cavalry, Jacob Shafer, Cavalry, Thomas Roach, Navy, George Lang, 31st, Bud Brown, 31st, David Walker, 31st, Samuel Litherland, 31st, Conrad Altenberger, 31st, William Cain 31st, John Cain 31st, Mr. Market, 31st, John Ellenwood, 31st, Martin Gaunt, Mexican War, Jessey Eaves, Mexican War, John Jarvis, Tennessee, Archie J. Ranney killed in the Boxer uprising in China.
When the editor was at Grand Chain and Tick Ridge on May 30th there was some expressed a desire that Grand Chain might have an observance of May 30th similar to that held at Tick Ridge, and possibly it might be arranged so that both communities might unite in the proper celebration of the day.
Friday, 24 Jun 1910:
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our friends and relatives for their kindness and sympathy show us during the sickness and death of our dear mother.
Little Johnnie Parks, the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Parks, died June 16th, 1910 with dropsy of the heart, which followed that dreadful disease scarlet fever. Little Johnnie was 4 years, 10 months, and 18 days. This little one was loved by all who knew him, he was a bright little fellow all thorough his life. His father and mother have the sympathy of all who know them. (Ullin)
Death of Mrs. Neadstine.
In the death of Mrs. Louise B. Neadstine, the city has lost a long time citizen. Deceased was born in this city November 13th, 1859, and on October 21st, 1877, was married to William Neadstine in the Episcopal church here. To this union five children were born, the eldest, a boy, passing away in infancy, and Willie, who grew to manhood, died about seven years ago. The husband and father died three years ago, June 18, and his wife’s grief for him has been lamentable for she was suffering with cancer at the time of demise. She underwent operations at her home and finally went to Cairo where she was confined to the hospital for several months all to no avail, for her condition grew worse continually and she has been confined to her room the past few months suffering intensely until 5:45 o’clock Saturday morning when death came to her relief. She is survived by daughter, Miss Jessie, and two sons, Harry and George, all of whom were at her bedside. The funeral was held at the residence at 3:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Shifely, pastor of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, of which the deceased had long been a member. Interment was made at Beech Grove Cemetery, the funeral party being conveyed to the cemetery in special cars.—correspondent in Bulletin.
(William Neadstine married Louisa Vogle on 21 Oct 1877, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Friday, 1 Jul 1910:
Card of Thanks.
To our many friends and neighbors for their much appreciated kindness and assistance shown during our great period of our grief and sorrow we extend our many thanks.
Charley Walters, a colored man living east of H. A. Bird’s house, was destroyed by fire at about 3 o’clock Tuesday and the two small children were burned up in the house with all the contents. The folks were all away at the time of the fire. (Pulaski)
The remains of little Raymond Moore were brought through our community (Ohio) last Friday. He was just 1 and died of the whooping cough. It was a shock to all the relatives. The family have the entire sympathy of our vicinity.
Died at his home four miles east of here (Grand Chain) June 17, 1910, James Henry ___ aged 42 years and 6 months, ___ of the lungs. He leaves a ___, adopted son, two brothers and a number of friends to mourn his untimely death. He was very ____ a week and his death was a ____. He was a loving father, ___ husband and liked by all who knew him. The remaining ones have our sympathy.
Joseph Goodloe, a resident of the National Home of Disabled Veteran Soldiers at Danville, Ills., for the past six years, passed away from this life on Monday, June 27th, 1910, at 3 a.m. Interment Tuesday afternoon at the National Home Cemetery, where it was his wishes to be laid beside his comrades.
Mr. Goodloe was born at Mount Auburn, Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1832, and at the time of his death was 77 years old. He served all through the Civil War, and for five years previous he served on the frontier fighting the Indians. He was converted to the Christian religion a number of years ago. He lived the true Christian life and died the same.
Mr. Goodloe was an uncle of Mrs. W. W. Hough of this city.
(There is a marker at Danville National Cemetery for James R. Goodloe, Artillery, Died 27 Jun 1910. This may be the same person as Isaac Goodloe, 27, of Mound City, Pulaski Co., Ill., born in Ohio, who enlisted in Co. E, 2nd U. S. Artillery, mustered in 13 Aug 1861, at Cairo, Ill. This could be J. A. J. Goodloe, who married Jennie Cook on 2 Sep 1862, in Pulaski Co., Ill. There was also a James Goodloe who married Emma Muse on 16 Apr 1889, in Jackson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Sallie Norris, an aged colored woman, was found dead in her bed at her home on upper Commercial Avenue Monday morning. Her funeral was held Tuesday, interment at Mounds. Robert Stubblefield (also colored) died Sunday at his home on Diamond Street. His remains were shipped to Pulaski Tuesday for burial.
Friday, 8 Jul 1910:
Mother Dies Beside Sleeping Child.
Charleston—Mrs. Becky Myers was found dead in bed by her little 11-year-old daughter. The mother had expired while the child slept. Heart trouble was given as the cause.
The infant child of Charles Daniels was buried at Mounds Tuesday. (Pulaski)
Wesley G. Davis Killed at Mounds.
Wesley G. Davis in charge of official duty as deputy sheriff was shot and killed at Mounds Monday evening about 7:30 o’clock.
The testimony at the inquest held by Coroner Steele seems to be about as follows:
Thelbert and Jake DeBow, and Ed Linear, all young colored men, probably drinking more or less, were driving up and down the streets in boisterous conduct. Mr. Davis was called upon to refrain them. In company with W. O. Gibson, another deputy sheriff, he came upon the trio in their buggy in the north part of town, almost opposite the first railroad crossing, which was blocked by a train at the time. Mr. Davis caught the bridle of the horse apparently in a friendly warning way. Linear got out of the buggy and walked some distance away. Some words passed between Deputy Davis and the two DeBow boys. One or two shots were fired. Then a number of shots in quick succession. Deputy Davis fell and died an hour later. One of the DeBow boys was seriously wounded and is now at D. Winston’s west of Mounds, under care of a physician and guard. Linear is in jail here. The other of the DeBow boys has disappeared. It is impossible to tell, from the testimony at the inquest, just who fired the shot that ended Mr. Davis’ life and jury accordingly returned a verdict holding all three of the young men for the grand jury.
Johnson County Man Accused of Murder
A dispatch from Marion says that N. T. Blevins, of Johnson County, is in jail at Vienna, charged with murder and robbery committed June 11th. His son, William Blevins, is also being held. The body of James Depalma is being sought. Depalma was supposed to have cashed a deposit slip for $800.00 recently.
Friday, 15 Jul 1910:
Death of Mrs. Maggie Gaunt.
Mrs. Margaret Gaunt, wife of Mr. W. A. Gaunt, better known by her friends as “Maggie” Gaunt, died at her home in Grand Chain last Tuesday forenoon, about 9:30 o’clock, of a complication of diseases probably apoplexy and paralysis. She had been in ill health about a year. But this latter attack lasted only two weeks or so.
Funeral services were conducted at the residence Wednesday morning by Mr. T. C. Gaunt. Interment in Grand Chain cemetery.
Mrs. Gaunt (nee Fellenstein) was married to Mr. W. A. Gaunt on August 3rd, 1879, by Mr. Hugh McGee, nearly 31 years ago. Her birthday was August 2nd, and had she lived until next months she would have been 54 years of age. She leaves surviving her, the husband, Minnie and Herman, daughter and son, Jacob and John Fellenstein, brothers, all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community in their great loss and sorrow.
(William A. Gaunt married Margaret Fallenstine on 3 Aug 1879, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Died, at her home in Grand Chain, on July 12, 1910, Mrs. Maggie Gaunt, wife of W. A. Gaunt. Funeral was conducted at the family residence on July 13th. The community extends sympathy to all the bereaved ones.
Friday, 22 Jul 1910:
Sam Walters is very low at this writing. Mr. Walters is one of our (Pulaski’s) worthy farmers and owns a nice little farm north of Pulaski.
Sentenced for Killing His Brother.
Marion—Gordon Johnson was found guilty of killing his brother, Charles Johnson, by a jury and was sentenced to serve 15 years in the penitentiary.
William C. Price.
William Campbell Price, who passed away Saturday morning, July 16th, at 9:45 o’clock, was born in this city May 22nd, 1883, and at the time of his death was 27 years, 1 month and 14 days of age. He was the only son and youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Price, of Third Street. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, at one time being a fireman on the I. C. R. R. Willie, as he was usually known to all his acquaintances, for to them although in his manhood years, he had never grown above that familiar name, was a goodhearted boy, and was seldom in any other than a jovial mood. He had attended the public school here to within a few years of the finish, and spent a couple of years with his sister in the east. His sudden death was a dreadful blow to his family, who were always solicitous of his welfare when away from home. The evening before his death, when he left home, suitcase in hand, ostensibly to accept a position as engineer on a boat that was leaving this city that night, he kissed his mother and after almost reaching the gate turned back and said, “Well, mother, I am going to kiss you again,” whereupon he did so and this action on his part would indicate that he had a premonition of death. The following morning his mangled body was found on the I. C. tracks at North Cairo, where he had fallen from a freight train on which he had been riding. No one has been able to learn where he was going, but to the parents and sister, who today are filled with grief over his death, we would say that God knew best and that he was there. These mysteries must be left in His care. Deceased had for the past year and a half been living with his parents who survive him together with his sister, Mrs. H. F. Ardery, of Guthrie, Okla. His father was in Arkansas at the time of his death and arrived home Sunday afternoon and his sister came that evening. The mother was the one to whom the first news came. Funeral services were held at the residence at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, Rev. J. M. Whitely pastor of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, of which the deceased was a member, officiating. Special cars bore the sorrowing friends and relatives to Beech Grove Cemetery where the remains were laid to rest.—Correspondent to Cairo Bulletin.
Friday, Aug 1910:
Quite a number from here (Pulaski) attended the Graves funeral at Beech Grove Cemetery Tuesday.
First White Child Born in Pulaski County.
Charles Atherton, father of W. N. Atherton, of Pulaski, died at his home 2 miles northeast of here Thursday evening, July 21, at about 4 o’clock, aged 91 years, and 4 months. He was the first white child born in Pulaski County, his parents having moved here from Kentucky about 1815 and settled on what is now the D. W. Prindle, Jr., place. His father was one of the organizers of Shiloh Baptist Church, which was organized in 1817, being the oldest church in the state. He had spent most of his life in this county and was always found to be a loyal citizen and a good neighbor. He leaves a son, W. N., of Pulaski, a wife and a host of friends to mourn his loss. The remains were laid to rest in Redden Cemetery Friday evening. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.—Anna Talk
Friday, 12 Aug 1910:
Mr. and Mrs. George Stubblefield’s little son died Friday and was buried Saturday. (Perks)
Our community was shocked by the untimely death of Samuel H. Graves, which occurred at his home at 9:30 p.m. July 30th, 1910. Mr. Graves was born in Alexander County, Ill., Nov. 22, 1837. He enlisted in the 39th Ill. Vol. regiment and served through the war, and was one of the very few members of the G. A. R. left in our vicinity. On October 22, 1864, he married Mary C. Littlejohn, at America.
He devoted the greater part of his life to farming at which he was successful. At the time of his death he was president of the Fruit Shippers’ Association. Just recently Mr. Graves sold his home and while overseeing and assisting in the erection of a cozy cottage to be occupied by himself and wife, on Friday, July 23d, he made a misstep and fell, fracturing two ribs that punctured the lung causing pneumonia. During his weeks’ illness every thing possible was done for his comfort by his wife, children and friends.
Six grown children and 26 grandchildren survive to mourn the loss of a devoted father and grandfather, of the children, F. E. and W. O. Graves, Mrs. Joe Bour, Mrs. Edward Sheerer, and Mrs. John Bundschuh, were at his bedside, Mrs. Charles Wakeland, of Fayetteville, N.C., could not be present.
The funeral on Monday was universally attended by relatives and friends. Services were conducted by Rev. I. A. Parker, assisted by the quartette of Pulaski and choir of the M. E. church of this place. The A. F. & A. M. lodge conducted the services at Beech Grove Cemetery where interment was made.
(John Wesley Bundschuh married Flora Graves on 20 Oct 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill. Charles Richard Wakeland married Nettie Graves on 17 Apr 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill. Samuel Graves, 24, of Pulaski Co., Ill., was a sergeant in Co. F, 31st Illinois Infantry. He was a native of Thebes, Alexander Co., Ill., enlisted 22 Aug 1861.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Samuel Graves has removed her household goods from the home lately occupied by herself and husband and will make her home with F. E. Graves. (Villa Ridge)
Sam Waters, colored, one of our best citizens and farmers died at his home 2 miles north of Pulaski and was buried Tuesday at Pulaski Cemetery. He left his business all fixed in good shape.
(This may be the same person as Samuel Waters who married Annie Tharp on 31 Dec 1885, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Friday, 19 Aug 1910:
Mrs. Hanna Meeks received the sad news Monday of the death of an aunt who resided in Muscatine, Iowa. Many will remember Mrs. Rosetta Watson, making an extended visit here about 18 years ago, she was known by everyone as “Aunt Rose.” (Edith Chapel)
The Killing at Ullin.
After the trouble was over, Gentry came to Ullin, with the women and children, leaving Linder dead where he had fallen, after the second shot. Gentry gave himself up to Officer Sexton, and is now in the county jail.
Linder’s body was shipped to
Both of the women involved in the matter are connected with well known and highly respected families of Ullin.
(Charles C. Gentry married Ettie Belle Crotzer on 3 Apr 1900, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Margaret Sanderson.
Mrs. Margaret Sanderson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Abbi Holbrook in Mounds, Sunday, Aug.7th, and was laid to rest in the cemetery at New Liberty Church on the following Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Sanderson was an old resident of the county, having lived for many years at Pulaski, before she invested in Mounds property and removed there perhaps some ten years ago.
Mrs. Sanderson was of beautiful character in every respect. She it was who gave us the cheerful and happy thought in rhyme, over the simple signature “M. S.—Mounds.” These verses invariable conveyed the impression of an implicit faith and trust in goodness of God, and also that the weight of her many, many years of life in this old world might be heavy, yet her heart was young and bright and sunny and joyful, and reaching upward for the better and higher things. We have not a shadow of a doubt that Mrs. Sanderson is now, in spirit, in happy communion with God’s love and in Heaven at Peace. Content.
Death of Mrs. C. E. Dille
Mrs. Mary Agnes Dille, aged 31 years, wife of Dr. C. E. Dille, the veterinary surgeon, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary at Sunday evening of peritonitis, following an operation. She had been in the hospital only a week.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Dille leaves two small children, one three and a half years old and the other thirteen months old.
Dille was a native of
Funeral arrangements could not be made until word had been received from Mrs. Dille’s relatives in Toronto.—Headlight
Funeral of Eugene O’Sullivan.
A large number of
friends and relatives gathered at the
O’Sullivan residence on the corner of 4th and old Main streets, Sunday
afternoon to pay their last tributes of respect. From the residence the
funeral cortege moved down to the interurban, two cars taking a part of the
number to Mounds, where in the beautiful Catholic cemetery on the hill
overlooking the city the remains were laid to rest, with the simple, yet
solemn and impressive ceremonies of his church.
Last Friday evening about
at the shipyards in
Eugene O’Sullivan was a long
time citizen of our city, and a member of one of the old and respected
families. Wesley Hutchison is
said to be a Kentuckian, and has been employed as an engineer at the chair
factory. Some months ago he married Miss Irma
Simpson, a stepdaughter of Eugene
Hutchison was taken up town and turned over to an officer, and placed in the county jail, and after the hearing before the coroner, was returned there. He will remain there until called for by the grand jury, unless a writ of habeas corpus is secured.
The defendant’s own testimony before the coroner suggested there had been some small matters of difference as to family relations, resulting in a slight friction between himself and Mr. O’Sullivan. It did not appear that either of the men held any enmity towards each other, the matters of difference being merely casual, such as arise hundreds of times in the average family, and of minor importance.
The circumstances of the tragedy seem to be unusual. Call if Fate or
Destiny or Preordination, or what you will, it surely seems that an
influence or power of some kind directed the events. The fact that the
matters in controversy were so unimportant, apparently, that the two men
were thrown together that evening by outside circumstances and wholly
without thought or intention on the part of either of them, and the fact
that the wound was made in the only possible place it could have resulted so
seriously, the knife used being a small cheap affair with a short blunt
blade, all these things taken together force us to the belief that the whole
circumstances were in some way beyond the ordinary.
Percy.—John Shanahan, a
machine runner at the No. 6 mine here, was caught by falling coal and
received injuries from which he died an hour afterwards. He leaves a wife
and three children.
Mrs. William Derr died at St.
Mary’s Hospital in
Mrs. Derr was about 37 years of age, daughter of Edward Lawler, one of the old residents of our city. She leaves a husband and three children, Doris, Gilbert and Floyd, two sisters, Mary and Carrie, and two brothers, John and William.
The funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in this
city at Friday
afternoon. Rev. Fr. Benedict of
(William Derr married Emma
Lawler on 9 Jun 1890, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(Jeff Baccus married Stella
Easter on 28 Mar 1898, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
James A. G.
Evers was born in
(The above notice was sent in by a friend of the family.—Ed.)
(James A. L. Evers, 18,
enlisted as a private in Company B, 15th Illinois Cavalry on
WHEREAS; It has pleased our Supreme Grand Master to call our worthy Brother, Samuel H. Graves, from labor here to rest in the celestial lodge on high; therefore, be it
RESOLVED; That in the death of Brother Samuel H. Graves, this lodge and the Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons at large, have lost one of their most zealous supporters, an ardent Mason, a sage counselor, a true friend. Brother Graves loved Masonry; to him it was more than the forms and ceremonies of the lodge room. The lesson given him when first made a Mason to be “good and true” sank deep into his heart and met a responsive chord in his naturally kind disposition, and his life was ever one worthy of emulation.
RESOLVED; That a page of the records of the lodge be dedicated to the
memory of Brother Graves and that
these resolutions be engrossed thereon; that a copy be furnished each to the
newspapers and also that a copy be furnished the widow and family of our
deceased Brother with the assurance of the sympathy of the Brethren of this
Lodge and their commendation in this hour of their desolation to our
Heavenly Father who will fold the arms of His Love and Protection around
those who put their trust in Him.
Eldorado.—William Roberts, 40
years old, was killed three miles south of Eldorado by a Big Four passenger
Mr. John Moake, an
electrician, while engaged in his regular work Saturday, in
The coroner’s jury which investigated the accident returned a verdict censuring the arrangement of wires on that post. It is used by two companies, the Cairo Railway and Light System and the Home Telephone Co., and the wires of one company are not strung in groups separately from those of the other company, as is the usual custom.
Funeral rites were held at
the home in our city Sunday night by the Rev.
Margraves, that the family might
take an early morning train for Belknap where the interment was held.
(His marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:
Robert Herren 1856-1910
Sarah M. Herren
Mrs. Baccus died at her home in this city Tuesday night at . Her remains were taken to Olmsted Thursday morning, where the funeral service was held by Rev. W. D. Margraves, of this city. Interment in the Masonic cemetery at Olmsted.
Mrs. Baccus had been ill for a long time, with consumption, and in spite of all that medical skill could do, she gradually failed. Her patient and brave disposition held her cheerfulness to the last and the end came peacefully.
Mr. Baccus and his daughter
and the young boy have the sympathy of the entire community.
Mrs. Rachel G. Rouse, one of
the oldest residents of
The deceased resided in
(Jesse L. Bowling married Eva
M. Rouse on 23 Apr 1873, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Cairo, Ill.—Four men were killed in a head-on collision between M. & O.
and Iron Mountain freight trains near Beech Ridge, Ill., about seven miles
north of Cairo. Charles E. Clark,
the operator who was on duty at Beech Ridge at the time of the wreck, has
been arrested and placed in jail. Testimony before the coroner’s jury was
The dead: Crosnoe, John, fireman. Rollins, Claude, engineer. Stephenson, W. E., brakeman. Negro unidentified.
The white men lived at
Both engines were demolished, the M. & O. engine running halfway through the Iron Mountain engine, and 12 cars of coal and lumber were destroyed, a number of cars being stacked up in the air. The trains were both going at about 30 miles an hour.
(John Barry married Stella
Broyhill on 21 Apr 1897, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Dear friends of Olmsted and
The members of the family of the late Rachel G.
Rouse wish to express their sincere thanks for the many kind
remembrances and sympathy extended to them in their bereavement.
(L. B. Rapp married Martha W.
(I. A. B.
Crecelius married Maggie A.
I wish in this public manner to thank my many friends for their kindness
and sympathy in my great distress, in the death of my companion and promise
that any favor I can do in the future will be cheerfully done.
(Thomas Stovall, 21, of
Ullin, born in Tennessee, son of Thom
Stovall and Lue Barnett,
married Susan Sharp, on 9 Jun
1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Alto Pass.—A young man believed to be Philip
Dishinger, aged 40 years, died at her home in this city Tuesday evening
from heart trouble with which she has been suffering the past few months.
The deceased was born in
(Charles E. Dishinger married
Lillie L. Simpson on 8 Jan 1889,
in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
We wish to thank our many friends for the kindness and sympathy shown
during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother.
Mitchell, who lives in the district called Valley Recluse, just north of
His remains were taken to
(James Aldred married Ellen
Lackey on 14 Feb 1869, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Philip Stern, an old resident
Funeral services were held Thursday at conducted by Rev.
Burger of the Lutheran church at
Mrs. R. L. Britton, of
Pulaski, died Monday at
Mrs. D. A. Schuerich, an old
resident of Villa Ridge, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. J.
McBride at the age of nearly 78
years. She had resided in Villa Ridge 45 years. Surviving her are two
daughters, Mrs. M. J. McBride and
Mrs. D. C. Davidson, of Villa
Ridge, and two sons, A. M. Schuerich,
of Villa Ridge, and W. E. Schuerich,
At Vienna, Wednesday, a true bill was returned to the grand jury by a
vote of 12 to 11 against Thomas H.
Sheridan, charging him with murder, in the killing of Harry
Thacker, in that city some months ago. The foreman of the jury,
appointed by Judge Butler, was
the only man of the 23 who had had a personal quarrel with
Edward Smith, 17 years old,
is here from
If anyone sees this who knows any further particulars of the family, the information will be grateful received by the young man. Write to the editor—and it will be forwarded to him.
(Chris Singer marred Mrs.
Mary Smith on 4 Nov 1901, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Gerald Overstreet, the
2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Overstreet, died Thursday afternoon about . The little one had been sick for some time and gradually
grew weaker, in spite of all that medical skill and loving care could do.
The bereaved parents will have the sympathy of all their friends.
Henry Mowery, an old and
highly respected citizen of Wetaug, was found dead by the side of the road
that runs through his farm east of town, about
Mr. Mowery was born on a farm
(Henry Mowery married Adelia
We extend to all our friends our heartfelt thanks for the loving
sympathy and willing aid given to us during our time of sorrow in the
illness and death of our baby Gerald.
(William Puddefhate married
Effie May Dille on 5 Apr 1892, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Our readers will remember that the
D. W. Prindle died at his
He was a member of the Alex. Co. I. O. O. F., also a charter member of
the Villa Ridge Fruit Shippers’ Association, the successful development of
which is largely due to his untiring zeal, broad intelligence, and marked
eacutios (?) ability. He was interested in and conversant with the vital
questions of the day and possessed the happy faculty of the fluency of
language and the ability to express his views forcibly and convincingly. A
wife, one son, D. W. Prindle, and
a daughter, Miss Emma, are left to mourn his loss. The funeral was conducted
by Alex. Co. I. O. O. F. Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended.
Interment at Villa Ridge.
Night Sergeant Wilford V.
French, of the
The shooting occurred at Police Headquarters in
Three shots were fired by Sheriff Bankson in quick succession, from a 38 Colts Special. At the first shot Sergeant French dropped to the floor, wounded in the region of the heart, the other two shots went wild, as officer Paul sprang upon Bankson and grappled with him for possession of the weapon, finally wrestling it from his hand. Sergeant French expired in a few minutes.
Sheriff Bankson had been at police headquarters but a very short time. He walked in with a pair of new handcuffs of peculiar pattern in his hand, and asked for a key to unlock them. Jailor Lutz had no key to fit. Bankson sat down in a chair near the wall. Sergeant French came in to get ready to go to duty. Bankson asked him for a key to fit the cuffs. Sergeant French replied that he had none. Bankson was apparently in a very good humor, and his requests about the keys were made with a smiling face. Sergeant French was standing at a desk with his back to Bankson, in the act of pinning on his officer badge. Bankson arose, started out, wheeled, and in a flash fired the three shots as stated.
No cause can be assigned for the shooting, unless it may possibly have
been about a revolver which was taken from
Bankson some days ago when he was
The news of the shooting came as a terrible shock to
Sheriff Bankson in his
official term of four years, and as a farmer and stock raiser previously,
has made and held many close friends. To these friends who know him, know
his temperament, his good qualities, and his faults, this tragedy at
To the thought of his friends this act of Ab Bankson’s is totally unlike him as to be wholly unnatural, and no explanation of his deed seems believable, save that of insanity.
Bankson’s associates know that he has been under an awful mental and physical strain for months, during the primary and election campaigns. They know, too, that the defeat of his son for the office of sheriff was the bitterest disappointment of the father’s life, and that it preyed on his mind constantly even though masked from casual observer.
Who is there humanly wise enough to say, with certainty, considering Bankson’s life long habits and considering these recent heavy burdens thrust upon him, that his mental control might not waver and even snap and break at almost any moment?
(Abner C. Bankson married
Laura B. Curry on 27 May 1883, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Many of the old citizens of the county will recall Mr. James S. Hale, who spent the most of his life here until a few years ago.
A letter from Mrs.
Hale, to a friend gives the
information of Mr. Hale’s death
at his home in
Mr. Hale was a relative of Dr. Allen, an old time physician of Grand Chain. Also a relative of Mrs. William Bartleson.
He leaves a widow, two sons at home, a married daughter, at
Mr. Price was married just after the Civil War to the widow of Captain Rigsby and several children were born to them, all are now dead. His wife died about 18 years ago. He was a brother to Nick and John Price, who formerly resided near Grand Chain. They are dead, but have several sons living near there yet. In politics, Mr. Price was always a Democrat. For the last fifteen years he has resided by himself, most of the time in Wetaug. He was a plain man, strictly moral and temperate in his habits. While not a member of any church, but was just as good as any of his neighbors. He did not fear death and had no fear of the future, and in his death Wetaug lost one of its best citizens, a man who always attended strictly to his own business and did the best he could according to his lights.
(Thomas Price married E.
Rigby on 25 Feb 1868, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mr. Mike Egner, Sr., an old resident of the county, and well known, died suddenly at Mounds Thursday morning. It is reported that he took a quantity of carbolic acid, ether purposely or by mistake.
(His marker in St. Joseph’s Cemetery at Wetaug reads:
Mikel Egner Born May 8,
1844 Died Dec. 8, 1910.—Darrel Dexter)
(John Wesley Bundschuh
married Flora Graves on 20 Oct
1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Alto Pass.—When Ernest Smith went home the other night he found his grandmother, Mrs. Nicey Alexander, dead in her chair. Heart failure is ascribed as the cause.
(Bethyl H. Alexander married
Nicy Zimmerman on 1 Sep 1870, in
Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mr. F. M. Jones, of
Metropolis, died at his home Sunday night, and interment took place Tuesday
afternoon, the funeral being conducted by the Masonic lodge. Mr.
Jones was a brother of our old
friends, J. M. Jones, of Grand
Chain, and when J. M. was so dangerously ill a year ago, this brother and
another were at his bedside, without hope. J. M. recovered and is now well
and strong and both his brothers have since died.
Little Cecil Henry Scruggs,
the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George M.
Scruggs, died at her home Sunday morning,
The little girl was a favorite with all who knew her, and was idealized
by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Scruggs
have the deep sympathy of all their friends in this time of sorrow and
Ex-Sheriff Bankson, of
The above is clipped from the
Murphysboro Daily Independent of December 14th.
Centralia—Fred Cady, 40 years
old, was instantly killed, Joseph
Estes, 30, injured fatally, and William
Harter, 31, hurt badly, by the
fall of a 40-foot crane at the new courthouse under construction at Salem.
An attempt was being made to lift a three-ton stone when the crane
broke under the weight, pinning the men to the ground.
Cady’s head was crushed.
Estes suffered broken bones and
internal injuries all over the body.
Harrisburg.—A gas explosion in No. 3 O’Gara mine killed Mine Inspector
John Goff, whose body was
recovered. The cause of the explosion is unknown.
Centralia.—Silver Chaney, of
WHEREAS, It has pleased Almighty God, in His infinite wisdom, to take from our midst our well beloved brother, Philip Stern, Therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Olmsted Lodge No. 47, A. F. & A. M. extend to the wife and family of our beloved brother our heartfelt sympathy in this, their sad hour of bereavement. Be it further
RESOLVED, That we drape our charter for a period of 30 days, and that
these resolutions be spread upon our minutes, and also that a copy of these
resolutions be sent to the family and published in our county paper.
Anna.—Henry F. Bussey, aged
56, former mayor and member of Union County bar, died of kidney trouble at
the home of his son-in-law, Robert L.
Shannon, in Anna. Mr. Bussey
came to Anna some thirty years ago from
Bussey married Mary Olive Fowler
in December 1878 in Randolph Co.,