and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers
The Pulaski Enterprise
2 Jan 1914 - 25 Dec 1914
Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois
Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter
Friday, 2 Jan 1914:
Mrs. Sarah Schoenfeldt left Wednesday for Huntington, West Va., to be at the bedside of her son Fred who is seriously ill with typhoid fever.
Our pastor, Rev. King, was called to Mound City last week, to the bedside of a sick uncle, who was there on a visit the sick man died on the same day. (Edith Chapel)
Once again death hath summoned a Brother Odd Fellow and the golden gateway to the Eternal City has opened to welcome him to his home. He has completed his work in ministering to the wants of the affllicted, in shedding light into darkened souls and in bringing joy into places of misery, and as his reward has received the plaudit “well done,” from the Supreme Master, and
WHEREAS, The All Wise and Merciful Master has called our beloved and respected brother home, and
WHEREAS, he having been a true and faithful Brother of our mystic order, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that Egypt Lodge No. 789, I.
O. O. F. Charter, in testimony of its loss,
be draped in mourning for thirty days, and
that we tender to the family of our deceased
brother our sincere condolence, in their
deep affliction and that a copy of these
resolutions be sent to the family.
To the many friends, who so kindly
assisted and sympathized with us in the loss
of our dead husband and father, we tender
our heartfelt thanks.
Mrs. James Capoot, aged about 68 years, and one of Pulaski County’s oldest and most highly esteemed residents, passed away Wednesday afternoon at her home in this city after an illness of many weeks with asthma.
The deceased was born at Olmsted on March 4, 1844, and when at the age of about 18 years she was united in marriage to William T. Jaccard, who died about ten years later. Later she was united in marriage to James Capoot, who, with two of her sons, is left to mourn her death.
The funeral was held from the family residence Friday afternoon and the remains laid to rest in the Beech Grove Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Baker, pastor of the Grace M. E. Church, of this city.
(William T. Jaccard married
Henrietta Stophlett on 25 Oct 1863,
in Pulaski Co., Ill.
James Capoot married Mrs.
Henrietta Jaccard on 11 Jun 1872, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Timothy C. Mahoney, “Uncle Tim,” as he was familiarly known, departed this life on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, 1913, at home near Mounds, leaving his aged wife and four children to mourn his death. His surviving children are Florene, who is at home with his bereaved mother, James, who resides near the old homestead, John and Mrs. Claude Stout, of Cairo; five children having passed away prior to the death of their father.
Mr. Mahoney was born in Sherkin, County Cork, Ireland, Feb. 5th, 1834, and came to Mound City in 1856 from Cincinnati, Ohio, and resided here until a few years since, when he retired to a farm near Mounds. He came here with the Emporium Company, a promoting, heavily capitalized company, as a carpenter.
On October 30th, 1860, Mr. Mahoney was married to Miss Ellen Armstrong, of this city, the wedding having occurred in Cairo.
Mr. Mahoney was, some years ago, chief carpenter at the hospital for the insane at Anna. In his early days in this city he was mail carrier for his Cincinnati companions, whose mail went to and from Cairo, the then nearest post office; his means of transportation was a skiff. Never was a man in this community more generally highest esteemed than “Uncle Tim Mahoney.”
Funeral services were held Sunday, conducted by Rev. Father Mumbour.
(Timothy Mahoney married Ellen
Armstrong on 31 Oct 1862, in
Alexander Co., Ill.
Claude Stout married Katie
Mahoney on 24 Nov 1897, in Pulaski Co.,
(Willis Rafe married Frances
Jane Eddings on 25 Jun 1874, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.
Willis Rafe married Abbie T.
Martin on 16 Feb 1881, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. William Gatton, aged about 55 years old and one of the best known and most highly esteemed residents of Pulaski County, was found last week Friday hanging from a beam in the smoke house on her farm north of Mounds. She had been missing from the home for about two days and after the neighbors began inquiring around as to her whereabouts, it was decided to make a search of the home and buildings, and the body was finally found by Claude Hayden, a neighbor.
The deceased is the wife of the late William Gatton, who was found dead on the same farm about six months ago and no doubt this sudden tragic death preying upon the mind of Mrs. Gatton is what drove her to commit this terrible deed.
She is survived by one son, Clyde, who at present is employed at the county jail and courthouse, and the young man has the heartfelt sympathy of his many friends and relatives throughout the county.
(William F. Gatton married Mary
Powers on 26 Feb 1865, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Bige Hill, who lived near Karnak, charged with having shot and killed his two brothers a few months since, was tried in our court last Friday and Saturday was found guilty and sentenced to the penitentiary for a term of sixteen years. Bige, Joe and another brother were living with their mother, but as the result proves, did not get on peaceably as a mother and brothers ought. Mrs. Hill and Joe were in Mound City on that fatal day, endeavoring to secure protection against the other brothers and upon their return home a free-for-all fight occurred with the above result.
Now, only the aged mother of the once
happy Hill family remains in sad
Charles H. Mason, of Belknap, Johnson County, died last Saturday afternoon at the age of 49 years. He leaves a wife and several children, three bothers: H. A., Will and Oscar, also four sisters: Mrs. Charley Wilson, Mrs. Lee Full, Mrs. Steers and Mrs. Charles Leidigh, all, including the deceased, were reared in this county and are today among the foremost citizens of our county, as to popularity and financial means. The deceased was accounted one of, if not the largest landholder in Johnson County, and was ever foremost in every undertaking for the advancement of the public’s material interest. He was a born leader of men in matters appertaining to the good of his community, and had held several responsible, important public positions.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mason, early settlers of this county, who acquired a vast area of real estate, and had large interest in timber and lumber manufacturing, were the parents of this large, popular and progressive family.
(Stephen A. Steers married Mary
E. Mason on 10 Mar 1897, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(George M. Lamkin married Bessie
Jones on 22 Sep 1901, in Pulaski Co.,
Mr. Hugh Kinney, 79 years of age, died in this city, Wednesday morning, January 28th, 1914, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. E. Cahill.
Mr. Kinney was born in Donagoul, Ireland, and came to this country at the age of 19 years, and had resided at Anna, Ill., 48 years, was a shoemaker by trade.
Decedent married Miss Sarah Kline 50 years ago, in North Carolina. The surviving relatives are, Mrs. R. E. Cahill, of this city, Edward, John, Margaret, of Chicago, Hugh, Belle, and Alice, of Wichita, Kan.
Funeral will occur at Anna, Saturday morning of this week, conducted by Father Fischer. Interment in the Anna Cemetery.
Mr. Kinney for several decades a prominent shoe merchant and manufacturer, in Anna, was generally known and highly respected throughout Union County, his acquaintances in this city being slight.
(Richard Ed Cahill married
Elizabeth Mary Kinney on 20 Nov 1888,
in Union Co., Ill.
His marker in Anna City Cemetery
Hugh B. Kinney 1837-1914
Sarah M. Kinney 1840-1908
George Busam, formerly for about half century a popular and highly esteemed citizen of this city, died in St. Louis on Friday last week, January 23d, 1914, aged 71 years.
Mr. Busam was born in Germany, where he learned his trade, that of shoemaking, in the days when shoemaking meant making shoes from start to finish, and that strictly by hand. He came to America with his parents early in life, when about 14 years of age, the family settling in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., where the father died. Soon after the death of the elder Busam, the widow, Mrs. Johanna Busam, with her family, moved to Cairo, where young George applied himself to his trade. Early in the 60s the family removed to this city and Mr. Busam engaged with John Trampert, a prosperous dry goods and shoe merchant, as the latter’s shoemaker and repairer. By diligent application to his trade and that frugality characteristic of the German people, he soon gained quite a competency, bought property on the corner of Main Street and Railroad Avenue to Pearl Street, comprising nearly 100 feet fronting on Main and Pearl streets, the most valuable realty property in the city. He was a member of our city council a number of terms and acquitted himself satisfactory to the citizens generally.
In the year 1865, Mr. Busam was
united in marriage to Miss Francis
Revington, the fruits of which union
were four daughters, Misses Rose, Minnie,
Ida, and Dollie, the former having been for
several terms a popular and successful
public school teacher. Misses Rose,
Ida and Dollie are residing in St. Louis and
Mrs. Busam and Miss Minnie reside in
this city, occupying the old homestead on
(George Busam married Frances
Rivington on 7 Jul 1871, in Pulaski Co.,
In the case of Mrs. Johnston against the I. C. R. R. for the killing of her husband at Ullin last January, one year ago, the jury brought in a verdict for eight thousand dollars.
Johnston operated a hoop factory at Ullin and was in the habit of going to his mill, which was situated on the opposite side of the tracks of defendant’s company, very early in the morning to start a fire under his boilers. In crossing the tracks on the morning of January 25, 1913, an extra freight train was passing through Ullin southbound, striking Mr. Johnston, who was found some time afterwards and died while being taken to a drug store. The evidence showed that the train was running at the rate of forty miles an hour through the town, which was in excess of the city ordinance. That said train was without a headlight and did not ring a bell or blow a whistle.
The plaintiff was represented by
Wall and Martin, of Mound City,
assisted by J. M. Lingle, of
Jonesboro, with L. M. Bradley for the
One of the highly esteemed and sincerely revered pioneer mothers of Pulaski County, Mrs. Helen S. W. Newsom, of Pulaski, departed this life on Friday, Jan. 30, 1914, at the age of 73 years.
Decedent was born in this county, at Caledonia, formerly the county seat of Pulaski County, Aug. 8, 1840, and has resided in this county continuously for three-quarters of a century, was a daughter of Samuel Spence, and a sister of William Spence, the first county surveyor of this county. The Spence family was, in the early days of this county, its most prominent people.
The remains were interred in the Liberty Cemetery last Saturday.
(Purcey Baker married Lucy
Newsom, daughter of John Newsom
and Ellen Spence, on 27 Feb 1898, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Again the Reaper has wielded his scythe in our midst and this time gathered into the Kingdom of God one of earth’s fairest flowers, our beloved little friend, Harper Lampkin, who has proved in the brief time allotted him how much more worthy of heavenly than earthly surroundings. It is shown to us daily how “God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.” Yet, we veil our sight and fail to grasp the purpose of His wondrous love.
Little Harper’s life was a mission to dwell here long enough to twine his loving little heart around each one who came in contact with him, and it required his transplanting from earth to fulfill his mission, by pointing the way clearer to the eternal home, for parents, and his little mates, for it is one of life’s mysteries, that while we have the way pointed out for us so clear and distinct by the blessed promise of our Father, we fail to see and not until the clouds of sorrow have bowed us down with deepest grief it is that we realize that which we failed to grasp when all seems bright and fair.
Loyd Harper Lampkin was born Nov. 27, 1904, died Jan. 25, 1914. The funeral services were held in the Christian church where he was a faithful member of the Bible school. His class, consisting of some twenty boys of his age, led the funeral cortege with their teacher, Miss Blanche Moore, and whose tear stained faces showed plainly the love and loss they felt and who deserve praise for their bravery in so sweetly singing his favorite song “There’ll Be No Dark Valley When Jesus Comes.” Another favorite also was sung during the services: “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.” The services were beautiful and impressive, conducted by Brother Stone and the emotion none sought to hide was the highest tribute that could be manifested.
That he will be missed from the home
and community is beyond the strength of
words, and only time can alleviate and only
He, who knoweth best, can comfort. The
sincere sympathy of the entire community
goes out toward the bereaved parents, and
everyone who knew him well fell the loss.
If we could only live so as to remember that
it will not be long at the longest when we
too shall know the realization of the
A little strip of sea
More beautiful, more precious than
William S. Rogers died in
Monmouth, Ill., Jan. 26, 1914, after a
lingering illness of dropsy, and the remains
were brought to Pulaski and was interred in
the Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ella
Rogers, Mrs. Nellie Rogers, of
Monmouth, Ill., and Mrs. Jennie Joy,
of Wapello, Iowa, accompanied the remains
Grandpa Rogers served as Union solder through the Civil War, having enlisted with an Illinois regiment at Springfield, engaged in several notable battles, and accompanied General Sherman in his famous March to the Sea. He leaves a host of relatives, friends to mourn his departure.
(William S. Rogers, 32, of
Springfield, Ill., born in Newark, Licking
Co., Ohio, a wool comber, enlisted on 25 Jul
1861, in Mound City, Ill., as a private in
Co. I, 7th Illinois Infantry, and
re-enlisted on 22 Dec 1863, at Pulaski,
Tenn., and was mustered out 9 Jul
Mrs. Margaret Welson, of Villa
Ridge, died at her home at 8 o’clock
Saturday night, Jan. 31, 1914, at the age of
79 years, 9 months, and 17 days; the illness
which terminated her mortal life was
Mother Welson, as she was lovingly called by a host of friends, was laid to rest in the Villa Ridge cemetery. Her surviving relatives are one son, Mr. John F. Welson, two daughters, Misses Emma and Flora Welson, of Villa Ridge, and a brother, Mr. John Voegel, of this city, who have the sincerest sympathy of their many friends all over the county.
(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at
Villa Ridge reads:
Margaret Welson 1834-1914
The death of one of Pulaski County’s oldest and most highly esteemed residents occurred early Thursday morning when Mrs. Margaret Miller passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Gaunt, where she had been in very poor health for many weeks past.
The deceased came to this county about forty years ago with her husband and family and located at Villa Ridge, where they lived for many years, latter moving to Pulaski where they resided until the death of Mr. Miller in 1908.
She is survived by six children, Mrs. Charles M. Gaunt, Edgar S. and State’s Attorney C. S. Miller, all of this city, Mrs. Ida Forsythe, of Tamms, David E., of Los Angeles, Jasper N., Jr., of Herrin.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon from the home of Charles M. Gaunt and interment will be at Villa Ridge Cemetery. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Burton.
(Charles M. Gaunt married
Eleanor Miller on 13 Oct 1889, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.
George H. Forsythe married Ida
Miller, daughter of Jasper Newton
Miller and Margaret Albin, on 7
Apr 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at
Villa Ridge reads:
Jasper N. Miller 1834-1908
Wife 1838-1914.—Darrel Dexter)
(Charles O. Patier married Mary
Toony on 27 Jan 1873, in Cook Co.,
A former prominent manufacturer of Ullin, Mr. Richard Flowers, died at his home in that town, last Sunday after a brief illness of pneumonia.
At the time of his death and a few
years prior, Mr. Flowers conducted a
hotel in Ullin, but for many years he was
the junior member of the firm Johnson
& Flowers, manufactures of barrel
hoops, etc., in Ullin.
We wish to thank our many friends for
their kind assistance and sympathy in our
late bereavement, the illness and death of
our mother, Margaret Miller.
Their kind attentions have been a great
comfort to us.
J. N. Miller, Jr.,
Mrs. Ida Forsythe
Died, at St. Mary’s Infirmary, at Cairo, February 9th, 1914, Francis M. Bolar, aged 68 years.
Mr. B. came to this city about 30 years ago, from Michigan, where he was reared and occupied the position of carriage finisher and general agent for those vehicles. Mr. Bolar, since his residence in this city, made a host of warm, personal friends. He was an industrious, genial, kindhearted gentleman in all respects.
Deceased is survived by two sons, Martin, of this city, and James, of Oakland, Calif., an engineer on the U. S. vessel Yale.
Funeral occurred in this city,
Wednesday, interment in Beech Grove
(Jeff Baccus married Stella
Easter on 28 Mar 1898, in Pulaski Co.,
(Sherman Biggs married Sarah
Johnson, daughter of Birchfield
Johnson and Elizabeth Allen,
on 7 Jan 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
James R. Aliff married Nannie
Johnson on 2 Apr 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
George Williams, an employee of the Grace Construction Company, was shot and most likely fatally, by Jerry White, another employee of the same outfit, while the two men were engaged in a quarrel at the cars Wednesday afternoon. Both men are colored.
We are informed that as the quarrel was about to cease, Williams stepped up to White and told him he was going over in town and get a gun and kill him and immediately left. In a few minutes he returned and commenced shooting at White, who was then in the car. After firing two or three shots, Williams decided it was about time for him to start something, and he cracked loose at White, the bullet passing entirely through the body. White then made his getaway for parts unknown, but the witnesses call it a clear case of self-defense.
An operation was performed upon the
victim, but there is no hope of his
Stearling Schavers, aged 94 years, and who mostly likely was the oldest living resident of Pulaski County, died last week Wednesday at his home on the Ozment farm where he resided. The cause of his death was pneumonia. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon and interment was made at Shiloh Cemetery.
The deceased was a farmer by occupation and had been a resident of Pulaski County for over forty years.
He is survived by his wife and two sons
and many relatives through this county.
Bro. F. A. Bartleson, youngest son of Capt. James and Sarah Bartleson, was born in 1875 and died March 7th, 1914, aged about 38 years.
He professed faith in Christ while young and was baptized into the fellowship of the Christian Church and was a devoted member at the time of his death. He was faithful and devoted to the Master’s work. He was true to his church, true to his God, true to his wife and children. His life is worthy of imitation and it is hoped that his wife and children will continue in faith and pattern after him, then they will pattern after Christ and their blessed Savior. He was united in marriage in 1897 to Miss Florence Lyerly. To this union were born five children, three having preceded their father to their home above while in infancy. The two living are Ella, aged 15 years, and Edwin, aged 6. Ella, with her mother, is following in the footsteps of husband and father. In the death of Brother Bartleson, the church and orders of I. O. O. F., and Masons are bereft of one of their faithful members, the community one of its best citizens, and the home of its only father, a vacant place that never can be filled. May his life for Christ be ever green in the memory of his church and home. And when our battle is fought and life’s work is done, may we rest with him in his sweet Eden home. Deceased left a wife and two children, father, Capt. James Barlteson, of Olmsted, two brothers, J. W. and G. G. Bartleson, of Grand Chain, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Hecock, of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Elsie Davidson, of Grand Chain, besides a host of relatives and friends.
He is gone, his voice is stilled; a place is vacant in our home that never can be filled.
(Fred A. Bartleson married
Florence Lyerly on 7 Feb 1897, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
We wish to express our sincere thanks
and appreciation to the many friends who
were so kind and sympathetic during the
illness, death and burial of Fred A.
Bartleson, our beloved husband, father
Friday, 20 Mar 1914:
Harrisburg—The funeral of Harry Thomas, general superintendent of the O’Hara Coal Company, was held here. W. W. Keefer, a brother, together with his mother and other relatives, came from Pittsburgh, Pa., in a special car. Burial will be in that city. All the mines in Saline County were closed.
Jacob Studer died at 7 o’clock p.m. at his home near Concord. He was born in Switzerland and came to this county in 1883. He was 68 years, 3 months, and 14 days old, was buried at Concord Cemetery March 14. He leaves a wife and three children. (Olmsted)
(Jacob Studer, 51, married Mrs. Armaida Stephani, 50, on 22 Jun 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill. His marker in Concord Cemetery near Ullin reads: Jacob Studer Born Nov. 27, 1845 Died March 11, 1913 Aged 67 Yrs., 4 Mos., & 14 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
The bereaved family of Jacob Studer wish to thank their many friends for the assistance rendered them during the sickness and death of their beloved father and husband.
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Sowers’ little son, Sammy, died Sunday night after several days’ sickness. Dear parents weep not as those that have no hope, for our Savior said, “Suffer little children to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Perks)
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
In Memory of
Brother F. A. Bartleson, who
Died March 7th, 1914
Once again death hath summoned a brother Odd Fellow, and the golden gateway to the Eternal City has opened to welcome him to his home. He has completed his work in the ministering to the wants of the afflicted, in shedding light into souls and in bringing joy into the places of misery, and as his reward has received the plaudit, “well done,” from the Supreme Master.
AND WHEREAS, The all-wise and merciful Master has called our beloved and respected Brother home;
AND WHEREAS, He having been a true and faithful Brother of our Mystic Order, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Florida Lodge No. 468, I. O. O. F., Grand Chain, Ill., in testimony of its loss, be draped in mourning for thirty days and that we tender to the family of our deceased brother our sincere condolence in their deep affliction, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family
J. N. Stahlheber
W. O. Talley
Joe Gaunt, Committee
DEATH OF FRANK KREITNER
After a illness of several months, about three months of which time he was contained in his room, afflicted with cancer of the stomach, Pharmacist Frank Kreitner died at his home on Main Street this city, Thursday afternoon, March 19, 1914, at the age of 59 years. Decedent was born in Belleville, Ill., in the year 1859 and was educated as a pharmacist early in life. He was married to Miss Martha J. Dobschltz, of Belleville, March 20, 1881. The year of their marriage they located in this city, when Mr. Kreitner engaged as a druggist, at which profession he was regarded as an expert. He was of a genial pleasing disposition and was generally quite popular. He was a member of the city council of this city at the time of his death, and had been re-elected several consecutive terms.
He is survived by his widow, three sons, Will E., of Cairo, Maurice and Frank of this city, four daughters, Miss Jennie and Miss Grace Kreitner, Mrs. Harry Morris, who reside in this city, and Mrs. Bert Moehrl, of Belleville; two sisters, Mrs. William James, of Belleville, and Miss Henrietta Kreitner, St. Louis; a brother, George, of East St. Louis. All of whom were at the bedside, except his daughter, Jennie, of St. Louis, when the summons of death came.
Mr. Kreitner had been many years a member of Mound City K. of P. Lodge No. 197, which lodge was represented at the funeral obsequies by W. T. Parker. Interment to be made in the family graveyard at Belleville, Saturday afternoon.
(Frank Kreitner married Martha J. C. Dobschultz on 30 Mar 1882, in St. Clair Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Friday, 27 Mar 1914:
WHEREAS, It has pleased the Almighty to remove from our midst by death our esteemed Friend and Brother, who has been a member of the A. F. & A. M. No. 660, Grand Chain Lodge, for many years, and having occupied a prominent rank in our midst, maintaining under all circumstances and character, untarnished reputation above reproach. Therefore
RESOLVED, That in the death of Mr.
Bartleson, we have sustained the loss of
a friend whose fellowship it was an honor
and pleasure to enjoy; that we bear willing
testimony to his virtues, his unquestioned
friends, over whom sorrow has hung her sable
mantle, our heartfelt condolence and pray
the infinite Goodness may bring speedy
relief to their burdened hearts inspire them
with the consolations, that Hope if futurity
and Faith in God, give even in the shadow of
Early Monday morning the startling news reached our city that the popular towboat, Old Reliable, under the captaincy of Arch Hollerbach, with a tow of rock for rip-raping the Mound City Ohio River levee front had sunk in thirty feet of water about four miles below Golconda, and that Captain Hollerbach had gone down to death with his boat.
It is said that one of the barges laden with rock sprung a leak and began sinking so rapidly that before the steamer could be detached from the sinking barges it also was pulled under.
When the crew discovered the inevitable they plunged into the river and swam ashore, but the captain was detained aboard until it was too late to escape a tragic death.
Captain Hollerbach was about 59 years
of age and was one amongst the most popular
steamboat men on the Ohio and Mississippi
rivers and his myriads of friends deeply
deplore his sudden and tragic death.
We had a small jail delivery Sunday night or early Monday morning, when four prisoners, one white boy and three negroes incarcerated on diverse charges, had been given liberties which they promptly, boldly and ingeniously took advantage of. It seems evident that the principal in the “get away” act was the young bandit, Roy Lutz, who has gained no little notoriety in this county, Alexander County and in Ohio, in the latter state he bears the reputation of having had reform school experience, and made his escape there from. Next he was found on the bandit rolls in this and Alexander counties, associated with Will Wilson, who is in the Alexander County jail under sentence of death for the murder of Special Officer Thomas Logan, in Cairo, some months since.
Mrs. Betty Grace, one of the
oldest residents of this city, died at her
home here Monday and was buried at Beech
Grove Cemetery Thursday afternoon.
WHEREAS, It has pleased the Almighty to remove from our midst by death our esteemed Friend and brother, who has been a member of the O. E. S. No. 710, Grand Chain Lodge, for many years and having occupied a prominent rank in our midst, maintaining under all circumstances and character, untarnished reputation above reproach, Therefore
RESOLVED, That in the death of Bro.
Bartleson, we have sustained the loss of
a friend whose fellowship it was an honor
and a pleasure to enjoy; that we bear
willing testimony to his virtues, his
unquestioned friends, over whom sorrow has
hung her sable mantel, our heartfelt
condolence, and pray the infinite Goodness
may bring speedy relief to their burdened
hearts, inspire them with the consolations,
that Hope is futurity and Faith in God, give
in the shadow of the Tomb.
(Luton Wilmoth married Lidy E.
Birkhead on 24 Apr 1867, in Johnson Co.,
Will Wilson, incarcerated in the
Alexander County jail, at Cairo, under
sentence of death for the murder of Officer
Thomas Logan (the date set for his
execution Friday, April 24, 1914) escaped
from jail early Thursday morning,
accompanied by eight other prisoners.
We wish to thank the many friends who so
kindly assisted in the last illness of Mr.
Richard Roche. Also for the
beautiful floral offerings.
After only four days, Mrs. H. M. Smith, one of the best and most highly esteemed residents of Pulaski County, died Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock at her home in this city. She was stricken violently ill Saturday and from the first the attending physicians entertained no hopes of her recovery. The deceased had reached the age of 62 years, having been born near Grand Chain, on December 2, 1852, and had been a resident of this county all her life. Her parents were Judge and Hugh McGee. At the age of about 22 years, the deceased was united in marriage to Lewis C. Smith, he dying about five years later. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Ethel Hope Nesbitt, Hugh and Lewis Smith, all of whom are now dead.
In the year 1882, Mrs. Smith was elected to the office of county superintendent of schools in this county and which position she held for twenty-one years. She was also one of the high officials in the Order of the Eastern Star in that state, at one time being Worthy Grand Matron, but at the time of her death she held the position of Grand Lecturer. She was also Superintendent of the County S. S. Association.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Eliza
Evers, of Grand Chain, and Mrs. W. N.
Moyers, of this city, and two
grandchildren, of whom she has been a foster
mother, Margaret Hope and Hugh Nesbitt.
Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
(A picture of Hester M. Smith is
printed with the obituary.
Louis C. Smith married Hattie
McGee on 31 Dec 1874, in Pulaski Co.,
John Porter Nesbit married
Ethel Hope Smith on 26 Feb 1895, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.
James A. T. Evers married
Annie E. McGee on 11 Sep 1865, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.
William N. Moyers married
Nellie McGee on 17 Aug 1893, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
It is with deep regret that we record the death of Mr. Richard Roche. The deceased was born at West Troy, N.Y., July 13, 1841, died at Villa Ridge, Ill., April 3, 1914. A few months after his birth his parents located in Villa Ridge, where he has since lived.
He was a kind, upright man, ever a friend to the poor and friendless. A wife, brother and other relatives survive him.
The funeral services were conducted last Monday morning by Rev. Fr. Tecklenburg at the ___ Mounds. Interment ______ Cemetery at Villa Ridge.
(His marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa
Richard Roche Born Jan. 13,
1841 Died April 3, 1914, aged 72 Yrs., 8
Mos., & 21 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Marcella Goodwin was born July 10, 1881 at Edith Chapel, Ill., and departed this life April 6, 1914, at E. St. Louis, Ill. She was the eldest daughter of M. J. Meeks. Her remains were brought home for burial. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon by Rev. Douglas, of Marion, and Rev. King, our pastor. She died in the faith of the final resurrection, as she had been a member of the A. M. E. church ever since she was ten years old. She leaves a husband, father, stepmother, one child, a brother, and one sister to mourn her loss, besides a number of other relatives and friends. Interment at Edith Chapel and Unity Cemetery.
We thank the many friends for kindness shown
to us and also the floral expression of
sympathy during this sad hour.
We desire to thank our many friends who so
kindly assisted us during the illness and
death of our dear grandmother and sister.
Prof. John Doty, of California,
was called here (Grand Chain) by the very
serious illness of his father, Dr. Monroe
Doty, who is at Hale Sanitarium at Anna.
Reported no better.
Lawrence A. Herron, murder
Gerna Cooper, murder
Clyde Gatton, a highly esteemed young man of this city and for the past three years employed as jailer and deputy sheriff under Charles Wehrenberg, accidentally shot and killed himself instantly Sunday evening with a party of young friends at Mounds.
The party had just arrived from an auto ride, and upon entering the home of one of the party, Gatton went to remove a revolver from his pocket and in some mysterious manner the same was discharged, the bullet entering the brain.
The remains of the young man was removed to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Pollock, from where the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and the remains laid to rest along side of those of his father and mother, who had passed away within the past eight months, he being the last of the family.
Clyde was a young man of about 25 years of
age and was of a very kind and jovial
disposition and his untimely death will be
mourned by his host of young friends and
acquaintances throughout the county.
(Oscar Dabner married Blanchie Ira
Tharp, daughter of Lewis Tharp
and Ida Dammons, on 20 May
1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(William C. Bergen married Luellender
Cope on 11 Aug 1887, in Union Co.,
His marker in Friendship Cemetery
near Dongola reads:
W. M. Burgen 1864-1914.
(Charles C. Rhymer married Victory
Sowers on 5 Dec 1880, in Pulaski Co.,
Her marker in New Hope Cemetery near
Victoria V. Rhymer Born Nov.
18, 1857 Died April 28, 1914.—Darrel
WHEREAS, In the recent death of our worthy brother, I. M. Taylor, Grand Chain Lodge No. 660, A. F. and A. Masons, deeply feel the loss to us of a brother, to the family, of a kind and indulgent father, and the community, of a worthy citizen and neighbor, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That we take this method of expressing our deep sorrow for the loss of a useful brother and citizen and our genuine sympathy for the mourning family and neighborhood in their great bereavement. Be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions
be sent to the family of the deceased.
Marion—After giving each of her three
small sons a quantity of laudanum, it is
alleged, Mrs. Dr. J. A. Clayton, wife
of a prominent physician of Johnston City,
six miles north of this city, died from a
self-administered dose of carbolic acid
before her deed was discovered. The
three children were saved by prompt medical
attention. The husband was at the home
of a patient when he called up his residence
to say that he would be late for lunch.
One of the small sons, aged five, drowsily
answered the phone and stated that his mamma
was asleep and they could not awaken her.
Doctor Clayton hurried home and
learned the truth. The wife left a
note, but the contents are held confidential
by the family.
Mrs. Mary Wilson, aged 87 years, and one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of this county, died at her home at America on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Recently she fell and broke her hip and this accident and the infirmities of old age, was the cause of her death. On April 4, 1853, Mrs. Wilson went to the village of America as a bride and has resided there most of the time, with the exception of a few years in this city. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nora Spillman, of Gillette, Wyo., and Miss Emma Wilson, of America, and one son, Charles Wilson, of Monticella, Ark. The funeral services were held at the America church Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment at Thistlewood Cemetery at Mounds.
(Otha Allen Spielman married Mary
Lenora Wilson, daughter of William
Richard Wilson and Mary Lenora
Cheethom, on 11 Dec 1898, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Henry Gunn, aged about 22 years of age, was shot Tuesday afternoon at Villa Ridge by Miss Ethel Tanner, a young lady of 17, who charges that Tanner had wronged her. The bullet entered the breast about two inches below the heart.
After the shooting the young lady gave herself over to the authorities, but her father and J. S. Dille arranged $500 bail for her pending a hearing.
Miss Tanner is in a delicate
condition and it is stated that when Gunn
refused to marry her and give her unborn
babe a name, that she determined to take the
matter in her own hands. Gunn
is the son of G. W. Gunn, of Villa
(His marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:
George Frederick Vick
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our
friends and relatives for the kindness and
sympathy shown us in our late bereavement in
the loss of our death mother, Mary L.
Wilson, also to the Rev. T. J.
Holloman, of the Christian Church, for
his kind words of comfort and to the
undertaker, and to the pallbearers and for
the beautiful floral offerings.
Mary L., daughter of Sidney A. and Margaret Cheetham, born at Pittsburg, Penn., May 31, 1827, departed this life May 2d, 1914, at her home, America, Ill.
Mary Leonora Cheetham was married to William R. Wilson, in Pittsburg, Penn., Feb. 28, 1853. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson soon after their marriage came to his home in America, Ill., where they resided until coming to Mound City and having lived there a few years, they removed to America. Mrs. Wilson had resided in America nearly all the time for 61 years, Mr. Wilson having died many years ago.
The deceased was a refined, kindly disposed woman whose acquaintance was appreciated by all who knew her. And withal she was a sincere, hopeful, devoted, practical Christian.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by one son
and two daughters, Charles Wilson, of
Monticello, Ark., Emma Wilson, of
America, Mrs. Nora Wilson Spielman,
of Gillett, Wyo. A son and daughter
departed this life at an early age.
We desire to express our sincere thanks to
the many kind friends who so thoughtfully
and affectionately manifested their sympathy
and rendered so many acts of kindness during
the recent illness and at the death and
burial of our dear little boy, Fred,
especially the warm hearted friends of Mound
City and Ullin
Mrs. Alice M. Brown, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of Pulaski County and a resident of Ullin, died Wednesday evening on an Illinois Central train while en route home from Cairo, where she had been on a shopping tour.
The day was quite warm and Mrs. Brown, who was quite a large woman, weighing perhaps 250 pounds, was late in reaching the Illinois Central station. Loaded with packages she hurried so rapidly toward the station for fear of missing the train that she was thoroughly exhausted when she got there. Several other friends were on board to whom she told of her distressed condition. They all did all they could for her, but she expired shortly after the train had passed Cairo Junction.
When the train arrived at Mounds those on the platform saw her sitting upright in her seat dead. She was taken on a stretcher from the passenger coach to the baggage car, and taken to her home at Ullin.
Mrs. Brown was 56 years old and was a widow, her husband died a few years ago. The family is one of the best known in Ullin and vicinity. She leaves several children.
(A. W. Brown married Alice James
on 16 Oct 1871, in Pulaski Co.,
Isaac Peterson, a former resident of this city and an employee of the Marine Ways here, was shot and instantly killed last week while returning from his work at the shipyard in Memphis, where he has been employed for the past ten years or more.
Isaac and his father were on their way from the yards, when suddenly a negro jumped from behind some obstruction and fired, the shot entering the abdomen. A chase was immediately made for the negro, but his identity was never found.
No cause for the act can be given, as Isaac was well liked by his fellow workmen.
The deceased leaves a wife and several
children. Interment was made at
Mrs. James Ray Weaver, aged about 46 years, died Friday afternoon at her home in Mounds, after an illness of many years.
She is survived by her husband, daughter and aged mother.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed on account of the absence of the daughter.
Interment will be made at the Grand Chain cemetery.
(James R. Weaver married Myra B.
Smith on 6 Jan 1890, in Pulaski Co.,
Mr. John Adam Vogel, aged 76 years, and one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of this city, died at his home on Main Street at 4:00 Friday morning, after an illness of three months caused by the infirmities of old age.
Mr. Vogel came to this city about 55 years ago and engaged in the bakery business, which he has conducted ever since. He was a man of a quiet disposition and had many warm friends socially and in business. He is survived by his wife. The funeral services will be held at the residence at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. C. Anderson, of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.
(John A. Vogel married Mary Len
Troil on 13 Aug 1864, in Pulaski Co.,
Rev. I. H. Runalls, retired pastor of the Congregational Church at Mounds, departed this life Monday afternoon, at 2:30 at his home in that city, after an illness of several weeks.
Rev. Runalls was popular with his church people and the community generally and had made many warm friends in this city, having occupied Pilgrim Congregational Church pulpit a number of times. He enjoyed a wide and favorable acquaintance amongst the Congregational churches throughout the Southern Illinois Congregational Association. He was a strong minister, positive in his stand on any question of public interest.
Rev. Runalls was 70 years of age. He is survived by his widow and five children, three sons and two daughters. His sons are Whitfield, American Express agent at Cairo, Bert, of Carbondale, and Luther, of Los Angeles, Calif. The girls are Misses Nellie and Ethel.
The funeral services were held at the Mounds Congregational Church at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. J. P. Galvin officiating. The remains were buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Runnals was one of the best known
Congregational ministers in Southern
Illinois, having held a number of changes in
this end of the state.
We desire to thank the many friends who so
kindly assisted us during the last illness
and death of our dear wife and mother, also
for the many beautiful floral offerings.
(Francis Healey married Ellen H.
Gregson on 14 Feb 1888, in Pulaski Co.,
Capt. James Bartleson, aged about 82
years, and one of the oldest and most highly
esteemed residents of Southern Illinois,
died very suddenly at his home near Olmsted,
on Friday night, July 3.
The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, a great fighter for the temperance cause and also one of the largest property owners in the county. He was a member of the Masons and also of the Knights Templar.
Capt. Bartleson is survived by his wife, two sons, J. W. Bartleson and G. G. Bartleson, both of Grand Chain, two daughters, Mrs. Ida Hecock, of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. J. W. Davidson, of Grand Chain, one sister, Mrs. Eliza Tarr, of Grand Chain, two brothers August and John, of Kansas City, Mo.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Christian Church at Grand Chain conducted by Elder I. J. Parker, of Vienna. Interment in Grand Chain Cemetery.
(James Bartleson married Mrs.
Henrietta Clemson nee
Richardson, on 13 Mar 1894, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Robert N. Pollock, of Mounds, for many years a popular locomotive engineer on the I. C. railroad, died very suddenly soon after midnight Sunday at his home in that city, at the age of 51 years.
While Mr. Pollock had been for a few years past bothered with stomach trouble, he was only slightly indisposed recently, up to the time of his sudden demise. A few minutes after 10 o’clock that night he had met Mrs. Pollock, who had been away visiting, at the train and was very soon thereafter partaking of a lunch with his family and after a short talk with them and having retired for the night, was observed by Mrs. Pollock to be suffering severely, who immediately repaired to his room and discovered that he was dying, and passed way before medical assistance could be had.
Mr. Pollock is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Ival, wife of Mr. Clyde Harding, and Mr. Alex Pollock, all of whom reside in Mounds.
Funeral from the Congregational church
Wednesday afternoon, interment in Beech
Grove Cemetery. The rites of Free
Masonry were observed.
(The correspondent corrected this statement
the following week, stating she had not
Drinking the water on some fly paper and chewing small bits of the paper Saturday morning caused the death of William Richard, the 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Crain, living on the old Crain homestead near Villa Ridge.
Saturday morning the parents went to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Willard, a
farmer living close by, leaving the child
with the aunt, Mrs. Reeder, of
Chicago, who is visiting at the Crain
home, and she noticed that the child was
sick and notified the parents at once.
When they reached home they found that the
child had drank the water off of some
flypaper and had chewed some of the paper.
The funeral was held at the residence Tuesday and services were conducted by Rev. B. A. Hoar, of the Methodist Episcopal church at Mounds. Interment was made at Villa Ridge cemetery.—Citizen
(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa
Billy Crain 1912-194.—Darrel
C. C. Long, a former resident of this city and an employee of the Metal Bound Package Company, was shot and almost instantly killed at Dallas, Texas, last week while engaged in a quarrel with a fellow companion.
After leaving this city, Long went to
Dallas, where he engaged in the hotel
business. It is rumored that he and
his wife had been having trouble and that
she had ordered him to stay away from her
and it was while he was attempting to get to
her room the trouble occurred.
(Amos L. Compton married Daisy G.
Whiteaker on 6 Jun 1900, in Johnson Co.,
Fred Clemons, a colored fellow who is under indictment for the murder of Jasper Wills, at Mounds, on February 19, 1914, was captured Monday afternoon at Unity by Sheriff Wehrenberg and brought to the county jail where he is awaiting trial which will be held at the October term of Circuit Court.
was refused the privilege of securing bail.
Little Hazel Mason, the 11-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Mason, of this city, was drowned Monday night a few minutes after 7 o’clock, while with a swimming party on the Towhead Island, just north of this city. Mrs. Mason, the child’s mother, was one of the party. Immediately upon arriving at the island, the little lady and a boy companion hastened to the water in advance of the party composed of perhaps 20 persons, principally young people, and proceeded to wade out into the water, but instead of a gradual descent, out in the water, a deep hole was very near the water’s edge into which the child unconsciously stepped, and was soon out of sight. Sandholes are numerous near the bank at that place, which were made by the Halliday sanddiggers.
In a few minutes after the accident, a large number of men and boats were on the scene putting forth every effort possible to recover the body, which was accomplished after about two hours’ search, near the point where the body went down, which was picked up with a shell net. The body was placed in a boat where medical aid was in waiting and every restorative means known was employed, but with no avail.
Little Hazel was an exceptionally bright child and has many accomplishments for one of her age, and was very popular with the many who knew her.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday
afternoon at the Congregational church by
Rev. R. Washington Burton.
Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
James Wright, who no doubt was one of the oldest residents in the county, passed away Wednesday night at his farm home hear Villa Ridge at the age over ninety years.
This highly esteemed old gentleman had been a resident of this county since 1847 and was at the time of his death a member of Trinity Lodge, A. F. & A. M. 562.
The deceased is survived by his aged wife and four sons and daughter, Watson, Robert, James, and Harry and Mrs. Henry Hogendobler.
The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the residence and remains interred at the Liberty Cemetery.
(Henry M. Hogendobler married Emma M.
Wright on 6 Sep 1874, in Pulaski Co.,
His marker in Liberty Cemetery reads:
James Wright born Feb. 14,
1825 Died July 29, 1914.—Darrel Dexter)
John Hale, aged about 64 years, and residing in the upper part of the city, was found dead in his bed Sunday morning having succumbed to an attack of heart trouble.
He is survived by his wife and one son.
The remains were interred in the Beech Grove
Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
We desire to thank our many friends for
their living kindness and tender care in the
sad death of our little daughter.
Friday, 7 Aug 1914:
D. M. Shaffer, who for the past years has been engaged as city marshal of this city, was shot and instantly killed Wednesday morning by Thomas Pyle, a well known dairyman, of Future City. On account of the various stories in regard to the shooting, it is almost impossible to give the readers the true facts concerning the case. One Cairo paper states that it was over the loaning of some money, another that it was over Pyle striking his (Pyle’s) wife. According to the coroner’s verdict, Shaffer fired the first shot at Mr. Pyle, who returned the fire. Pyle is said to be in a very serious condition at the Bondurant Hospital.
Mr. Shaffer is survived by his wife and two children.
The funeral was held Friday morning at the
home of the deceased and remains to Grand
Chain were interment was made.
Whereas it has pleased our Supreme Grand Master to call our worthy Brother James Wright from labor here to rest in the celestial lodge on high, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that in the death of Brother Wright, Lodge and the Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons at large have lost one of their most zealous supporters, an ardent Mason, a safe counselor, a true friend, Brother Wright loved Masonry, to him it was more than the mere 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 this
lodge be dedicated to the memory of Bro.
Wright and that these resolutions be
engrossed thereon and a copy be furnished
the family of our deceased Brother with the
assurance of the sympathy of the brethren of
this lodge and their commendation in the
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.
He is survived by one son and two daughters. The funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday afternoon and the remains were taken to Olmsted and interred in the Masonic Cemetery.
(Charles Davidge married Kate
Bayne on 8 Feb 1877, in Pulaski Co.,
(Harry Vantrees Handley
married Sarah Duncan Hurst, daughter
of Michael and Margaret Jane Hurst,
on 16 Sep 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
H. A. Nelms married Christena
C. W. Hurst, daughter of J. M.
Hurst and Margaret Duncan,
on 27 Jul 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
The death of Mrs. Mary Slaughter occurred Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Bergman, on Fifth Street. Mrs. Slaughter had been in good health up to the past two months and was only confined to her bed about a week. She had visited her son, George Slaughter, at Cairo only a few days before her last illness.
She was born in Henderson County, Tenn., March 10th, 1842. She has resided in Mound City since 1868 and was considered one of Mound City’s pioneer residents. She was married in Paducah to Mr. Slaughter, Dec. 25, 1861. Mr. Slaughter died in 1889. She is survived by three sons, George, of Cairo; William and Joseph, of this city; and one daughter, Mrs. Ed Bergman, of this city.
The funeral services were held at nine o’clock Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. F. Tecklenburg. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery at Mounds.
(Edward Bergman married Mary
Slaughter, daughter of William
Slaughter and Mary Read,
on 17 Nov 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
(A tin funeral home marker in Concord
Cemetery near Ullin reads:
Betty Egner Schweiger
(This may be the same person as
Quincey Bradley, who married Nettie
Lynch on 23 Jul 1889, in Macon Co.,
Public notice is hereby given that an
application for a pardon will be made to the
Board of Pardons at the October Term 1914,
for one Jesse Hutchson, who was
convicted of murder and was sentenced to
prison for 25 years in the Southern Illinois
penitentiary at the January term, A. D.
1908, of the Circuit Court of Pulaski County
for the murder of Hance Waters, on
July 4th 1907.
(Simon R. Aden married Mirtie J.
Price on 20 Sep 1893, in Pulaski Co.,
(R. D. Perkins married Chaney
Meaks on 28 Dec 1876, in Pulaski Co.,
We went to thank the many friends and
neighbors for the kindness to us in the
death of our little baby Julia Frances and
the beautiful flowers
News reached our city Thursday afternoon of the not unexpected death of Rev. J. M. Sutherland, whose demise occurred at Zephyrhill, Florida, Wednesday evening of this week.
Rev. Sutherland, at the time of his death, was pastor of the First Congregational Church at Cando, N. D., which church had given him a leave of absence for a period of one year on full pay by reason of his ill health.
Rev. Sutherland was pastor of the
Congregational Church of this city for about
three years, and was one of the most popular
ministers this church had ever engaged.
His first wife died in this city. His
second wife, who survives him, was Miss
Margie McKee, a teacher in our city
Mr. Charles H. Brown, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of this county, died at his home at Pulaski, Ill., on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, 1914, after a lingering illness.
Mr. Brown was about seventy years old, and was a charitable and kindhearted man.
He was a member of Egypt Lodge No. 789 of Pulaski, also of Caledonia Lodge No. 47, A. F. & A. M., besides the Ladies Auxiliary, Rebekahs and Order of Easter Star.
He is survived by his wife, one son, two daughters, and a number of grandchildren.
The funeral was held at the Methodist Church at 11 o’clock Thursday morning, interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
(Charles H. Brown married Mary A.
Rowley on 26 Sep 1869, in Pulaski Co.,
We desire to thank the many friends who so
kindly assisted us in the sickness and death
of our darling baby. Also for the
beautiful floral offerings.
Winifred, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Endicott, of Villa Ridge, died last week, Friday, at her home after a week’s illness of typhoid fever, aged two years, eight months and twenty days.
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon and the remains of the little one were laid to rest in the Villa Ridge cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. Bell of the Congregational Church, of that place.
(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa
We desire to thank the many friends who so
kindly assisted us during the illness and
death of our dear husband and father.
Especially we do thank the Masons, Odd
Fellows and Woodmen.
William Stevers, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George McIntire, in Mounds, Wednesday evening at about six o’clock, aged 71 years.
Mr. Stevers was born and reared in Grand Chain, and resided there until a few years ago, when he engaged in business in Mounds, but retired a few months since on account of ill health. He had served through the Civil War in the Union Army.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George McIntire, of Mounds, Mrs. Elsie Wheeler, of Cairo, and Miss Stevers, of Mounds, one son, William O. Stevers, of Mounds and one brother, D. E. Stevers, of Grand Chain.
Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at Grand Chain and interment made in the cemetery there. Services conducted by Rev. Allen Ferrell, of Mounds.
(William Stevers married Mrs.
Elizabeth G. Lancaster on 14 Jan
1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Alexander Kirkpatrick, a well and favorably known colored citizen of this city, died at his home on Main Street this week and was buried Wednesday with military honors, in the National Cemetery. Deceased was near 78 years of age and had lived in this county and this city since he was mustered out of service in the Union Army in 1866. He was a quiet, unobtrusive, industrious and frugal citizen, commanding the respect of all who knew him. He acquired some property here of no mean importance—his late residence and the business property adjoining, besides an interesting bank account. He acknowledged the receipt of his fourth quarterly pension voucher early this week and expired in a few hours afterwards. He is survived by his wife. He was the foster father of Justice C. M. Thompson, of this city.
(Alexander Kirkpatrick married Millie
Thompson on 30 Oct 1869, in Alexander
Alexander Kirkpatrick, U. S.
Navy, died 5 Oct 1914, and was buried in
Section E, site 3850K in the Mund City
National Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)
Mary A. Parker was born in Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1825. At the age of 6 years, she came with her parents to Pulaski County, Ill. In 1842 she was married to Alexander Parker near Villa Ridge. To this union was born thirteen children, nine girls and four boys, five of which are now living. They are William, Tom and Edward Parker, of Villa Ridge, Mrs. Annie Kelly, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Ora Pollock, of Mounds. She also has one sister who survives her, Mrs. James Wright, Villa Ridge.
For the past four years she has been making her home with her children and died at the home of her son, Edward Parker, Oct. 10, 1914, at the age of 89 years, 9 months and 26 days. She was a resident of Pulaski County 83 years.
(Robert S. Pollock married Ora
Parker on 9 Jan 1887, in Pualski Co.,
(Thomas Shourd married Emma Jenkins on 10 Apr 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill. A marker in New Hope Cemetery reads: Elma D. wife of T. J. Shourd Died Aug. 30, 1900 Aged 22 Yrs., 8 Mos., & 9 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
Uncle John Sichling’s remains were brought from Belleville Saturday and buried at New Hope Cemetery. A number from here (Bryan) attended.
Mrs. Johanna Browner, widow of the late James Browner, a prominent farmer and popular citizen of this county, died at her home in the vicinity of Villa Ridge, this county, at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, after an illness of one week, at the age of 63 years.
Mrs. Browner was born in Nashville,
Tenn., and was married in Mound City in
1879, to the late James Browner.
Mrs. Browner is survived he three
daughters, Mrs. William Baur, of
Valley Recluse, Misses Francis and Lorette
Browner, of Villa Ridge, and one son,
William Browner, of Quincy, Ill.,
also four stepdaughters, Mrs. Timothy
O’Sullivan, of this city, Mrs. G. M.
Brown, of Davenport, Ia., Mrs. Ida
Wever, of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. C. F.
Roberson, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Following relatives from a distance attended the funeral: Mrs. Henry Weber, of Denver, stepdaughter; Mrs. George Roberson, of Cape Girardeau, stepdaughter; William Brown, of Quincy, son; Mrs. A. M. Mathis, and son, of Tamaroa, Ill., the former a stepdaughter, and Mrs. Margaret Fitzgerald, of Cairo, sister.
(Timothy O’Sullivan married Mary A.
Browner on 25 Oct 1882, in Pulaski
Gilbert M. Brown married
Catherine Browner on 23 Sep 1885, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.
G. C. Roberson married Rose
Browner on 12 Oct 1887, in Pulaski Co.,
With sadness we announce the death of W. N. Atherton, of this place, Plant City, Fla.
On Monday morning, at 11 o’clock, October 12th, 1914, at the ripe old age of 76 years December last, he passed away as if in a peaceful sleep, seeming to realize and know all about him; but unable to speak or say good-bye. We laid him to rest in the cemetery here, the next day, with his last resting place on earth loaded down with beautiful flowers, placed by loving hands of is friends, sight to be remembered and kindly appreciated.
Mr. Atherton was born and raised in Pulaski County Illinois, where he lived until the last few months, which was spent at this pale.
In going over the records of his life, those who have known him longest and best are the ones who can praise him most. During his entire life he was an honest, conscientious, upright man. He stood for honesty first, last and all the time; He lived in peace with all with whom he lived and had business dealings. No man in Pulaski County, Illinois, had more friends than he had—to know him was to love him. The news of his death will be a message of sadness to all who knew him in Illinois and the same to those whom he had become acquainted and associated with in Plant City. He lived the good life and he surely has to his credit in the Great Beyond, a record fully entitling to dwell in peace forevermore.
Never to be forgotten, is the great interest and the many kindness extended him and family by the good people of Plant City, throughout his entire sickness and burial. It was continuous day and night. “Oh, so kind of them,” and how can we EVER forget. All the Stringers who are relatives and other friends late from Illinois were at his bedside and funeral.
The funeral services were conducted in the
Grove, by Rev. Hooker, of the Baptist
church, this city. We must speak
kindly of Mr. Overton, the
undertaker, for his kindly interest and
sympathetic manner in which he discharged
his sad duty.
(William N. Atherton married Sarah A.
Stringer on 5 Aug 1864, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
WHEREAS, it has pleased Almighty God in His infinite wisdom to remove from our midst, our worthy brother, C. H. Brown, and
WHEREAS, we sorrowfully regret the loss of our beloved brother, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that we, the members of Golden Rod Rebekah Lodge No. 105, I. O. O. F., deeply mourn our loss in the death of our beloved brother, and extend to sister M. A. Brown and children our heartfelt sympathy, and lovingly commend them to our heavenly Father for comfort in this their sad hour of bereavement, and, be it further
RESOLVED, that a copy of these resolutions
be sent to the sorrowing wife of our
deceased brother, and a copy be sent to the
Pulaski Enterprise, and that a page
of our records be dedicated to his memory,
also, that our charter be draped in mourning
for a period of thirty days.
Upon one lonely grave
We loved but could not save.
Earth, the barren casket keeps;
Where our darling husband and father sleeps.
(Jefferson Brown married Maria
Sibley on 7 Sep 1865, in Pulaski Co.,
His marker in Cache Chapel Cemetery
Jeff B. Brown 1842-1913.—Darrel
On Tuesday of last week, Mrs. Henry Aldrich, late of Villa Ridge, died at Memphis, Tenn., while en route to Florida for the benefit of her health, her husband accompanying her.
The body was brought home and funeral services conducted Thursday at the Congregational church; interment made in the Villa Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. A is survived by her husband, Mr. Henry Aldrich, three sons, Messrs, Thomas, Robert and William Aldrich, and a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Steers, of America.
(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa
Mary V. Aldrich
Mrs. G. W. Gunn and Mrs. Nellie Donovan were called to Alto Pass on Friday by the sudden death of their father, Mr. Rendleman. (Villa Ridge)
(G. Wesley Gunn married Eugenia Rendleman, daughter of Henry Rendleman and Agness Head, on 1 Apr 1883, in Union Co., Ill. His marker in Alto Pass Cemetery reads: Henry Rendleman 1840-1914.—Darrel Dexter)
The obituary of Mrs. Mary Aldrich, whose death we all mourn, will be found elsewhere in this issue.
Mrs. Jim Flippin and daughter-in-law were called to Greenfield, Tenn., last week on word received of the serious illness of the former’s brother. (Edith Chapel)
The remains of Richard Goins, of Olmsted, were brought here (Grand Chain) Thursday for burial in the Masonic Cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks to the friends and neighbors for their help, kindness, and sympathy during our late bereavement.
H. J. Aldrich, and Family
Villa Ridge, Ill.
John A. Sichling was born Oct. 26, 1849, in Hickman County, Ky., Departed this life at his residence on West A. Street, Belleville, Ills., Oct. 14, 1914, 9:15 p.m., age 64 years, 11 months and 18 days. Mr. Sichling came to this state with his parents when but four years of age and has spent most of his life near Ullin, Ill.
He moved to Belleville January 1912, where he has been an employee of the Southern Railway from that time until his death. He was the trusted signalman at the West Main Street crossing of the Southern Railway and the Belleville and St. Louis street car system, in addition to this being an important railroad crossing, it is also the route of travel between Belleville and St. Louis for horse and auto. The traffic is very heavy and the position is an important and responsible one, his duty being to guard against accident and to protect human life. We called him “Dad” and watched for his clear signal for streetcar, auto, wagon and train; there were no delays, no errors and no accidents at ”Dad’s crossing.”
Among the citizens of Belleville, Mr. Sichling had many friends, especially the traveling public, streetcar and railroad men, and among the many floral tributes was a large beautiful wreath, presented by the Southern employees with whom he worked and loved.
Mr. Sichling was married to Miss Margaret Tennessee McCain in 1862, to this union were born six children, three with their mother preceded him to the great beyond. He was united in marriage Feb. 26, 1903, to Mrs. Mary L. Brooks. Mr. Sichling leaves his widow, three children, two stepchildren, six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
The funeral party left Belleville 8 a.m. Oct. 17 via I. C. for his old home in Ullin, Ill., funeral and interment at New Hope the same evening at 3 p.m.
Good bye “Dad;” We knew you here
And by your sign, the way was clear
For us to proceed through the crowded street
Safe to work or home, in sun or sleet
Your work on earth has been well done.
And now to you “King Death” says, “Come.”
You obey. Later will all your friends and I
For the living upon this earth must die.
But in our youth, we have been taught
By the death of Christ, Eternal life was bought.
For all mankind and where He leads
We simply answer “According to our deeds.”
And where thou walketh, tonight, we know
Your loved ones and I are bound to go.
Every month and day the time draws near.
When we come to the crossing, will it be clear?
Then let us pray for the guiding hand
Of sympathy and love, the brotherhood of man.
Now while o’er your bier we bow our head
In humble reverence for our honored dead.
We think of the loving deeds you’ve done
In the struggle of life, and the crown you’ve won
And upon the grave, these hands of ours
With tokens of love, we place these flowers
And, as o’er your form we place the sod
We commend your bereaved relatives and friends to God.
John Thomas Moon
(John Andrew Sichling married Margrate D. McCane on 27 Feb 1868, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
FELL DEAD WHILE RIDING A HORSE
Berry Mowery, of Wetaug, when returning home from a visit at the home of Charles Barnhardt, near Jonesboro, Ill., Monday night, fell dead from the horse, which he was riding. He was about a mile from his home in Wetaug when he suffered the stroke.
(Lyman Perry Mowery was born 28 Jan 1878, and died 2 Nov 1914, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola.—Darrel Dexter)
Mary Virginia Nickman was born at Natchez, Miss., June 3rd, 1842. Was married at the same place to Henry J. Aldrich, Sept. 23, 1865, soon after which, they removed to Villa Ridge, Ill., where they have since made their home. By a seemingly strange coincidence, Mrs. Aldrich died in her native city, Oct. 26, 1914, aged 72 years, 5 months, and 23 days.
To the above union were born eight children, four of whom died in infancy or early childhood and four survive namely Thomas, William and Robert Aldrich, and Mrs. Minnie Steers, who with the devoted husband mourn her loss. Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich left home on Oct. 15 to spend a short time with a niece at Westboro, La., and then to visit at other points in the south as has been their custom for the past several winters, enjoying the mildness of the climate. At Natchez, Mrs. Aldrich suffered an attack of acute indigestion and further travel had to be delayed, after a few days a complication of other troubles developed and her condition becoming serious, Mrs. Steers and Mrs. R. L. Aldrich were called to attend here. Later her sons Thomas and William hastened to her bedside, arriving in time to be recognized and spoken to.
After all that physicians and friends and loving relative could do, had been done, the end came at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26th.
The body was brought home on Wednesday and on Thursday afternoon the funeral was held at the Congregational church of which the deceased was a member. Services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. B. Bell. The remains were laid to rest at Villa Ridge Cemetery under a bower of flowers. By the death of Mrs. Aldrich, the home loses a devoted wife and mother, the church loses an active and valued member, and the community loses a friend, who in her quiet living way did many unheralded deeds of kindness.
The many and beautiful floral tokens bespoke of the love and esteem in which she was held and expressed the sympathy and condolence for the bereaved family.
Villa Ridge, Ill., Oct. 29, 1914
Miss Laura Gregson has received word of the death of her brother, George Gregson, at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Oct. 27th. Mr. Gregson left this city for California, when he was 19 years old. He leaves his wife, one daughter, and brother Fred, of Los Angeles, and one sister, Miss Laura, of this city.
Word was received here by friends of the death of Miss Sallie Dillsworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. X. Dillsworth, of Barlow, Ky. Mr. Dillsworth and family are former residents of this city.
William Biggs and son Clifford have returned from Manning, Ark., where they attended the funeral of a relative.
Friday, 13 Nov 1914:
FORMER GRAND CHAIN PRIEST DEAD
Rev. Joseph Reinhard, a former priest of Grand Chain and while there a very frequent visitor to this city, died during the past week, and was buried at the cemetery at Lebanon on Friday.
About four years ago, Rev. Reinhard left the Grand Chain parish and went to Kaskaskia and later to Lebanon, at which place he resided at the time of his death.
The funeral services were conducted by Rt. Rev. Bishop Althoff and assisted by Rev. J. J. Gillen, of Cairo.
Miria Casey, an aged colored woman, died suddenly Wednesday morning at the home of Chris Keller on Main Street where she was employed.
The Cairo Bulletin of Tuesday morning states that Fred Connell, a former resident of this city, is in a very critical conditional at his home in Chicago and there is very little hope entertained for his recovery. He is afflicted with throat trouble and during the month of August was a patient in the Kankakee hospital receiving treatment for an affection of the mind.
Friday, 20 Feb 1914:
DEATH OF MRS. PRUETT
Mrs. Doris Pruett, aged 24 years, died at the Henrietta Hospital in East St. Louis Tuesday morning, where she was employed as a nurse, from abscess of the stomach following an operation.
Mrs. Pruett was the daughter of J. M. Walker, of Cairo, formerly of Olmsted, and was born and raised in this county.
Friday, 27 Nov 1914:
DEATH OF DORIS PRUETT
The sad death of Doris Pruitt occurred in East St. Louis at the Henrietta Hospital Nov. 16, 1914. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, of Olmsted.
On Thursday, she was found unconscious in her room by one of the nurses, when she was revived it was discovered there was a ruptured blood vessel caused by an ulcer in the stomach. It was thought perhaps an operation would save her life. She was operated on about 6:35 Friday p.m. In the midst of the operation the lights went out (this was never known to happen before), but the operation was finished by a pocket flashlight. She seemed to be recovering, but took a sudden relapse and died Monday morning at 10:00 o’clock. She had been at the hospital over two years and would have graduated next June as a trained nurse.
At her request she was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Funeral took place at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. A. Ritchie, under the auspices of the World’s Fair Camp R. N. A., a Lutheran preacher officiating.
She will be sadly missed from the hospital, where she was ever ready with a kind word and a smile. She had selected for her life work that of helping and giving relief to others. The nurses form the hospital were assistant pallbearers, bouquets of flowers were in abundance. Her favorite song, “Some Day We’ll Understand” was sung by the nurses.
We should not mourn our loss is her gain. She leaves to mourn her loss, father, mother, two brothers, and six sisters. Relatives present at the funeral were Mrs. Alice Walker, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Davidge, and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Richie.
Weep not for her
Who has gone before
For she only waits
On the other shore.
(James M. Davidge married Sadie Pearl Walker on 6 Aug 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
East St. Louis—Charles Cannady, seventy-one years old, an educator of St. Clair County, died at his home in East St. Louis. He was the father of Dr. E. W. Cannady, an East St. Louis physician, and W. Kelsoe Cannady, teller for the Illinois Trust Company, East St. Louis.
Friday, 4 Dec 1914:
John Perkins was born in Tennessee in 1858 and departed this life at Edith Chapel, Ill., Nov. 25, 1914. He was stricken in September with a paralytic stroke and other ailments from which he suffered until death relieved him. He was a member of the Edith Chapel A. M. E. Church. He leaves a wife, three brothers, two sisters, and other relatives to mourn his loss. Funeral was held Nov. 29th, at church conducted by Rev. Douglas, of Marion, assisted by our pastor Rev. Stratton and Rev. McCallister, of Villa Ridge.
(John Perkins married Elizabeth Black on 29 Apr 1877, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
DEATH OF S. WESTERMAN
Sylvester Westerman, a brother of William and Edward Westerman, of this city, died last Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Belleville, where he had been a patient for many moths with dropsy. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Germantown.
For a number of years he was employed in the store of Bestgen & Westerman in this city as clerk. He was 48 years of age and unmarried. His two brothers attended the funeral.
DEATH OF EVERETT WILSON
Early Wednesday morning, at his home in this city, occurred the death of Everett Wilson, aged 22 years, 8 months and 5 days.
The deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, of this city, and was among the highly esteemed young men, he for a number of years holding the position of assistant postmaster here, but on account of his failing health was compelled to resign and go to a different climate for his health, but failing in this he returned home.
He is survived by his parents and two brothers, Roy and Roscoe.
The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Episcopal church, conducted by the rector, Rev. J. E. Anderson, interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
William and Edward Westerman have returned from Germantown, Ill., where they attended the funeral of their brother, Sylvester Westerman.
Friday, 25 Dec 1914:
Uncle Ben Allen, a member of the G. A. R., has been confined to his bed for some time, seems to be no better. (Edith Chapel)
Mr. and Mrs. U. D. Clark’s infant daughter, Louise, died Dec. 17, 1914 at their home in Carrolton, Ill., after several days’ illness of diphtheria. We extend our sympathy to this bereaved family as Louise was the baby and the idol of the home, but dear friends, we have the consolation that your loss is the dear child’s gain, for the Lord does all things for the best. (Perks)
Last Wednesday at 12:00 M__ Hester preached the funeral of Mr. Andrew McDonald, at the C. P. church, of which he has been a member many long years. He moved from Tennessee to this state many years ago. Perks Aid Society had charge of the funeral. There were quite a number in attendance at the funeral from a distance.
Sunday, 20th inst., the remains of Mother Sallie Barns were brought here from Marion for interment. The funeral was preached at the C. M. E. church of which she was a member by Rev. T. Landers, of Marion, who delivered a fine sermon. The remains were accompanied here by her two sons, Rev. D. and Palma Barns. She was 81 years and was born in Kentucky and the mother of 12 children. (Perks)
The nine-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Reichert was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery Tuesday. We extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved parents. (Grand Chain)
DEATH OF MRS. GARRETT
Mrs. W. T. Garrett died at her home in this city Saturday morning after an illness of several months.
She was born in North Carolina and was 57 years of age. She has been a resident of this city for the past fourteen years and had many friends here. She is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. E. C. Koch, of Cairo.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Pennock, of Cairo, interment at Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.
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___ late evening of life, the golden ___ resting sweetly and invitingly ___ heaven streaming down through ___ __ing of mists of death, the great ___ life, was _____ to Mrs. ___ Prindle Dec. 12, 1914.
__ Lucy Hurd was born at Sand___ Ill., March 4, 1834. In 1857 she became the wife of Daniel W. Prindle, ___ whom she had grown up from ____ adulthood. Immediately after the ___, Mr. and Mrs. Prindle went ___ where Mr. Prindle had pre___ settled up a homestead. To ___ were born two sons and two daughters.
___2, the family moved from Iowa to Illinois and took up their residence at Villa Ridge.
___ Prindle leaves to mourn her loss one son, Daniel, of Mounds, and one daughter, Miss Emma, at home, one ___ daughter and having preceded ___ that Vale that knows no sorrow, where God wipes all tears away.
Funeral services were conducted at the residence Sunday, Dec. 13, Rev. Alysworth B. Bell, pastor of the Congregational Church, who used as a text the 90th Psalm 12th chapter. So teach us to number our ___at we may supply our hearts un___ __m.”