and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers
The Pulaski Enterprise
1 Jan 1915 - 31 Dec 1915
Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois
Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter
Friday, 1 Jan 1915:
Mrs. Senna, who resided for many years on Fourth Street with her husband, died very unexpectedly Christmas night, at the age of 61 years.
It is reported that the deceased had been busy all day and enjoyed Christmas very much, and soon after retiring, she awoke with a strangling difficulty and Mr. Senna proposed to assist her and she informed him that she was dying and soon passed away.
Deceased was a member of the Lutheran Church at Cairo. She is survived by her husband, Harry Senna, two daughters, Mrs. Harry Goldsmith, of Memphis, and one who resides in Cairo, and several grandchildren.
Funeral was held Monday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. C. Robert Dunlap,
of Cairo, interment in the Villa Ridge
Mrs. George Drake, aged 52 years, died at her home in Chicago, Wednesday, after an illness of many months of dropsy.
Mrs. Drake formerly resided
here, but with her family left about three
years ago for Chicago, where she has since
made her home. She is survived by two
sons, Daniel and Ray, of Chicago, and a
daughter, Mrs. James Finley, of this
city, who has been in attendance upon her
the past two months.
(Frank Isler married Lucinda
Jefferson on 10 Nov 1879, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Henry (Hank) Mills, aged about 54 years of age and a very well known brakeman at Mounds, was almost instantly killed Monday morning while engaged in his duties about the yards.
Mr. Mills tripped on a wire as he was stepping from a flat car and fell beneath the wheels moving train. He was immediately sent to St. Mary’s Hospital at Cairo, where he died a short time after.
The deceased has been in the employ of the Illinois Central for the past twenty-five years. He is survived by three daughters, one son and a brother.
The funeral services were held Thursday
afternoon at the Congregational church and
conducted by Rev. John P. Galvin.
Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Died, at his home in Anna, Ill., Robert W. Rushing, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1915, of pneumonia, aged 61 years. Decedent is survived by his wife, five sons, Philip, of Meridian, Miss.; Harry, of East St. Louis; Benjamin, of Cairo; J. A. and C. F., of this city; and two daughters, married, Alice and Edna, who reside in Anna. Also ten grandchildren.
Mr. Rushing was well known for many years in Union, Johnson, Massac, Alexander and Pulaski counties, as a livestock dealer. For several years past he had charge of the Anna hospital butcher shop, but was let out when the present administration took charge.
(Robert W. Rushing married
Palmer on 30 Jun 1875, in Union Co.,
His marker in Anna City Cemetery
Robert W. Rushing Born Jan.
17, 1854 Died Jan. 19, 1915.—Darrel
Alonzo K. Vickers, judge of the supreme court of Illinois, died suddenly Thursday, at 4 p.m., at his home in East St. Louis.
Judge Vickers was well known in
this city, having been circuit judge of this
district from 1891 to 1906. He was a
jurist of acknowledged ability and had many
warm friends over the entire state.
The remains will be taken to Vienna, his
former home, where interment will be made
Richard Cheery, aged 69 years,
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Joseph Slaughter, in this city, last
Friday morning, after an illness of several
months. He was a native of Kentucky,
coming to this city from Ballard County,
Ky., 27 years ago. He is survived by
his wife, three sons, Charles, of Valley
Recluse; Thomas, of Champaign; Albert, of
Memphis; four daughters, Mrs. Joseph
Slaughter, of this city, Mrs. George
Slaughter, and Mrs. Harris Colwell,
of Cairo, and Mrs. Crawford Irvin, of
(Joseph Henry Slaughter married
Anna E. Cheery, native of Bowling
Green, Ky., daughter of R. H. Cheery
and Elisabeth Reeves, on 27 Apr 1897,
in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Theodore Kittle, aged about 65 years and for many years past a resident of this city, died Saturday night at his home here after a lingering illness. He is survived by two sons, Albert and Walter, both residents of this city.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.
(Theodore Kittle married Cora B.
Stophlet on 19 May 1881, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
We desire to thank our many friends for
the kindness and sympathy shown us during
the illness and death of our beloved wife
Phoebe Abigail, wife of Dr. George B. Howard, of this city, died Sunday morning at her home in this city after an illness of about five weeks. Her age was 42 years, 6 months, and 21 days.
She was born July 19th, 1872, at Punxsutawney, Pa., and when at the age of about 17 years was united in marriage to Dr. Howard. She was a devout member of the Grace M. E. Church, of this city, and was held in the very highest esteem by the many friends who knew her. She leaves to mourn her death her husband and little son, Lawrence; a daughter, Mrs. Ballard James, of Prestonsburg, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Lux, of Caruthersville, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Ford, of Ravenswood, W.Va.; and a brother, Charles Clawson, of Tyler, Mo.
The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Grace M. E. Church and conducted by Rev. M. B. Baker. Interment was made at the Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.
(George B. Howard married
Abigail Clawson on 1 Jul 1889, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(John Perkins married Elizabeth Black on 29 Apr 1877, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Clapp and Moody,
the two young men who some time ago murdered
the Brown brothers in Alexander
County for the purpose of securing their
money, was tried before Judge Butler
in Cairo this week and given a life
sentence. In applying the sentence,
the judge informed them had it not been for
their ages, it would have been a sentence of
(Lee Eastwood married Annie E.
Lackey on 18 Jan 1894, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Lillian Boston, formerly for many years a resident of this city, died at the Odd Fellows’ Home for Aged in Mattoon, Ill., Monday night, February 15, 1915, at the age of 71 years.
Mrs. Boston was well known and
highly esteemed by her large circle of
acquaintances. She had long been a
faithful member of the Rebekah Lodge of this
city. She had been at the Home the
past four or five years. The body was
buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at
Mattoon. She is survived by a son,
Stephen, and a daughter, Mrs. Fannie
Colvin, and a nephew, Stephen A.
We hereby wish to thank our many
friends for the many courtesies bestowed to
us during the illness and death of our
beloved wife and sister.
Mrs. Malinda Cochran, a highly esteemed colored resident, died in this city last Sunday, after a protracted illness and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
She was born and raised in this city and was regarded as one of our best citizens. She was a member of the A. M. E. Church and the S. M. T. Lodge and also the Eastern Star and was buried under the auspices of both these lodges. Hers was one of the largest funerals that has ever been held in this city. She is survived by her husband, an adopted son and a brother.
(Aurelius Cochran married
Malinda Wood, daughter of Washington
Woods and Martha Hockens, on
12 Mar 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
We wish to express our sincere thanks
to the many friends who were so kind and
sympathetic during the illness, death and
burial of our dear wife and mother, Mrs.
Margaret Darragh. Their kind
attentions have been a great comfort to us.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Margaret Darragh, wife of Henry Darragh, who died suddenly at her home in this city last Friday morning, were held at the family residence at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. Tucker, pastor of the Congregational Church, interment at Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.
Mrs. Darragh had been a resident
of this city for a number of years and was
highly esteemed by all who knew her.
She had been ill of pneumonia for a week and
was apparently recovering. She was a
member of the Congregational Church.
She is survived by her husband, two
daughters, Kate and Blanche; three sons,
Thomas, Henry and Paul; a sister, Mrs. Kate
Gott, Berea, Ky.; and one brother,
William Willis, of Vanceburg, Ky.
Mrs. Adelia Lackey Needham, died at her home at Pulaski, Ill., Tuesday, March 2, 1915, aged 56 years, 6 months and 2 days.
Mrs. Needham was born Sept. 1st,
1858, and was united in marriage to John
Needham Dec. 12, 1875. She joined
the M. E. Church at Liberty, Ill., in 1886.
She was highly respected, a good Christian
woman and was well liked and leaves to mourn
her loss, her husband, sister, brother, a
host of other relatives and a multitude of
friends. The remains were laid to rest
in Rose Hill Cemetery March 4, 1915.
Robert J. Caster, former assessor and treasurer of Pulaski County and one of the highly esteemed residents of this county, died on Sunday morning at his home in Olmsted, Illinois, after an illness of about three years.
The deceased had just returned a few days ago from Texas, where he had gone for the benefit of his health, and as his condition grew steadily worse, it was decided to bring him back home, where he quietly passed away with his family about him.
He is survived by his wife, five children and aged mother.
The funerals services were held Tuesday
afternoon from the residence of the deceased
and the remains were laid to rest in the
Masonic Cemetery at Olmsted.
Through the columns of the
Enterprise I wish to thank one and all
for their great kindness during the illness,
death and burial of my wife. I also
extend thanks to the church choir for their
services so nicely rendered.
(He is identified as Frank Beyke
in another notice in this issue.—Darrel
Robert J. Caster, subject of the sketch, was born at Cross Roads, near Olmsted, Ill., Dec. 15, 1868, died at his home in Olmsted, March 7, 1915. Married to Kittie Welker, of Golconda, Pope County, Ill., Feb. 14, 1897.
He served his county in various ways, the last being as assessor and treasurer (the term having expired a short time before his death).
About twenty years ago he was converted and united with the M. E. Church at Center, this county, and proved an ardent worker in that body for some time. Later, on entering into politics, he drifted away from God and his people. On Sept. 7, 1912, God in His infinite mercy stooped and picked him up and re-established him in the faith of God of his parents, and he united with Faith Congregational Church of Olmsted, in which he proved a faithful, tireless worker, so long as health would permit. Especially was he noted for his generosity in giving in this he was not unlike some of the Macedonian churches in the time of Paul.
He was left to mourn his departure a wife, five children, an aged mother, three sisters, a number of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
His last words to me, “I am not afraid
to die, I only dread the pains and
sufferings of the body.”
Frank Beyke, of Karnak, Ill., aged 20 years, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary at Cairo about 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon, a few hours after he was taken to the hospital. The young man was suffering with tuberculosis which disease he had been afflicted for the past sixteen months.
The body was taken to Karcher Bros. undertaking room, where it was prepared for burial and left Thursday morning on the Big Four train, accompanied by the parents for Karnak, where interment took place Wednesday.
(Another item in this issue states he
was buried in Grand Chain and gives his name
as Mr. Bykay.—Darrel Dexter)
We take this means of expressing our
heartfelt thanks to our friends and
neighbors for kind assistance and sympathy
during the illness and death of our beloved
husband, father and son. Such
kindness will not be forgotten.
Deputy Circuit Clerk Floyd E. Easterday, son and only heir of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Easterday, passed from this life at the home of his parents, in this city, Monday evening, March 22nd, 1915, at 6:30 p. m., at the age of 23 years and 7 months.
Floyd was born and reared in this city and grew up to be quite a popular and highly esteemed young man. He possessed excellent business and clerical ability, and having served as deputy circuit clerk under his father for about three years, he proved himself a kindly disposed, efficient and accommodating officials, exercising like courtesy to all.
About fifteen months ago he was married to Miss Allie Betts, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Betts, of this city, a popular and accomplished young lady, who, with her companion, was very proficient and very devoted to music.
Floyd was a member of Trinity Masonic Lodge and of Queen of Egypt Chapter O. E. S. Besides his bereaved wife, father and mother, many relatives in this county and elsewhere deeply mourn his departure.
The high esteem in which Floyd was held throughout the county and in Cairo, and the profound sympathy for the bereaved young wife and the sorrow stricken parents was manifested in all that human efforts could do, by the very large attendance at the funeral, which occurred at Grace M. E. Church, Thursday afternoon. The floral contributions in point of extent, beauty and appropriateness has never been surpassed, if equaled in this county, all of which were emblematic of the young man’s fine characteristics, his high standing in society, his fraternal and official positions. Out of unfeigned regard for the departed one, stores were closed and business generally suspended during the funeral. Rev. Dr. Tucker, pastor of Pilgrim Congregational Church, of this city, delivered the funeral sermon, and was assisted in conducting the funeral by Rev. Baker, pastor of Pilgrim Congregational Church, of this city, delivered the funeral sermon and was assisted in conducting the funeral by Rev. Baker, pastor Grace M. E. Church, and Rev. Dunlap, of Cairo. When the funeral services were conducted Trinity Lodge A. F. & A. M. took charge and conducted the interment at Beech Grove Cemetery. It required five interurban coaches and a number of automobiles and other conveyances to take the vast cortege to the cemetery.
(Elmer P. Easterday married
Bertha Kennedy on 25 May 1890, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(Adam M. Lingle married Sarah
Elizabeth Lentz on 28 Aug 1873, in
Union Co., Ill.
William Jacob Mowery married
Cora Maria Lingle on 25 Nov 1900, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.
Her marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
near Wetaug reads:
Sarah E. Lingle
WHEREAS, the Great Creator having been placed out of his infinite mercy to remove from our midst Brother Floyd E. Easterday, who passed to eternal rest Monday, March 22nd, 1915, and just why the Reaper would choose to reap in this part of the field may have been that the cup of his fruition of life was filled. Therefore be it
RESOLVED, That in the death of Brother Easterday his parents have lost a faithful and dutiful son, his young wife an affectionate and devoted husband, and the Chapter an honorable and earnest member.
RESOLVED FURTHER, That a copy of these
resolutions be sent to the parents, a copy
to his wife, a copy to be filed in the
archives of the Chapter, and that a page in
the record book of the Chapter be set aside
and dedicated to the memory of Brother
Easterday, and that a copy of these
resolutions be given to the local papers for
(The notice also includes a photograph of Floyd E. Easterday.—Darrel Dexter)
William Williams, aged about 45 years, died at his home in
this city Tuesday evening, after an illness
of several months. He was employed for
a number of years as night watchman at the
Marine Ways and is survived by his wife and
four small sons. The funeral services
were held at the residence at 2 o’clock
Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. Fr.
Tecklenburg, of St. Mary’s Catholic
Church, interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery at
We desire to thank our friends for the
kind words of sympathy, the beautiful
flowers, and the many acts of kindness
rendered us during the sickness and death of
the late Floyd E. Easterday
Bertie K. Easterday
Friday, 9 Apr 1915:
We wish to thank our many friends for
their kind assistance and sympathy in our
late bereavement, the illness and death of
our mother, Mrs. Patrick McNeil.
Their kind attentions have been a comfort to
Pleas Hardesty, aged about 58 years, and one of the well-known farmers of Pulaski County, on Monday night was kicked by a mule on the farm of Mrs. Huston Beaver, where he had made his home for years, and died Tuesday near midnight. He never gained consciousness after the accident, although he had medical attention as soon as possible. Mr. Hardesty is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ed Smoot, of Pulaski, Mrs. Otto Smoot, of Mounds, Mrs. Hess Reeves, of America, and three sons, Gus, Frank, and John, of America. He had lived at America, near thirty years and enjoyed the highest esteem of a large circle of acquaintances.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Holman, a Christian minister of Anna, interment was made in the cemetery at America on Thursday.
(P. Hardesty married Mrs. Mary
W. Orm on 1 Feb 1893, in Pulaski Co.,
Frank Orm married Mary W.
Waugh on 13 Apr 1883, in Pulaski Co.,
Tuesday afternoon our people were surprised and grieved to hear of the sudden and unexpected departure of Mrs. Bridget McNeile, widow of the late Patrick McNeile, at her home on High and West First Street. Although she had been ill a few days and had the attention of the family physician, it was not thought by the family that the end was near, as she was sitting in her chair in the presence of members of the family, the good woman, mother and neighbor passed quietly and painlessly away, from those for whom she had labored so patiently and hopefully for many years—merely looked about her and passed away. Her age was about 73 years, having come to this city with her husband nearly fifty years ago, the young couple having married in Ohio just previous to their departure for this city, Mrs. McNeile was very domestic, giving little attention to society, but looking after the welfare of her large family, composed of, besides her husband, thirteen children, nine of whom are now living, all in their city, except Sister Sebastina (Ella), instructor in music at the St. Joseph Parochial School in Cairo, the other daughters are Mrs. Dan O’Sullivan, Misses Mary, Rose and Kathryn. The surviving sons are Peter, Patrick, John and William.
Funeral services were conducted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Thursday morning at 8:30 by Rev. Father Tecklenburg, the decedent’s beloved pastor. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery at Mounds.
(Daniel O’Sullivan married Julia
McNeile on 9 Nov 1892, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(This may be the same person as Jasper
N. Weaver, who married Sarah J.
Gaunt on 4 Jun 1865, in Pulaski Co.,
Isaac Cecil, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smith, of Frankfort Heights, Ill., died at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Culbertson, at West Frankfort, of that dread disease of childhood, whooping cough. He was born at Stonefort, Ill., Feb. 1, 1912.
Funeral services were conducted by E.
R. Brown, at the Christian church of
West Frankfort Sunday afternoon, interment
at the Frankfort Heights Cemetery. He
leaves his parents, one little brother, a
sister and a host of other relatives to
mourn his loss.
(Francis M. Stringer married
Minnie M. Curry on 31 Aug 1892, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Sarah Smith, 80 years old, died at her home at Olmsted, Ill., Tuesday morning. She was among the oldest residents of this county, having lived at Olmsted, all her life. A few weeks ago Mrs. Smith fell and broke her left hip while going to the door to admit lady callers. The injury resulted in her death.
Mrs. Smith was the widow of
Judge Henry M. Smith, who was circuit
judge at Olmsted when that town was the
county seat of Pulaski County. She is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. Belle
Bullock, of Marston, Mo., and Mrs.
Elizabeth McDonald, of Enid, Okla.
Funeral services were held at the residence
at 11 o’clock Thursday morning, interment in
Mr. Joseph Bise, aged 70 years, one of the most highly respected and prosperous farmers of Pulaski County, died at his home near Levings, Sunday evening. While reading for his aged wife from the Bible, was suddenly seized with an attack of heart failure and died within a few moments.
Mr. Bise has been a resident of
this county for 60 years and was in splendid
health up to the time of his death. He
was a veteran of General Logan’s
regiment of Illinois Volunteers during the
(Joseph Bise was buried in New
Hope Cemetery near Ullin.—Darrel Dexter)
After an illness of two months, Frank H. Schuler, aged 19 years, died at 5:30 o’clock Monday morning, May 3rd, at the home of his aunt, Miss Laura Gregson.
Frank was born and reared in our city, and was a young man of excellent habits. He has been quite successful as a writer of motion picture plays. He is survived by two brothers, Edward and Joseph Schuler.
Funeral services were held Wednesday
morning at 9:30 o’clock at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church conducted by Rev. F.
Tecklenburg, interment at Beech Grove
Cemetery at Mounds. The following
young men were pallbearers: James
O’Sullivan, Fred Armstrong, Tom
Armstrong, Frank Cannon,
Albert O’Sullivan, Prentis Buie,
and Hugh Cahill.
Joseph Bise was born in Adams County, Ohio, Jan. 30, 1847, departed this life May 2, 1915, aged 68 years, 3 months and 28 days.
He moved to the state of Illinois with his parents when but a child. He enlisted in the war when he was 16 years old. He was married to Minervia Vickers in the year 1871. To this union was born five children, one of whom is living to mourn his loss, Mrs. Francis Ledbetter. His wife died in 1886. He was converted in 1873 and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he was still a member when he died.
In the year 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Annie Harold. To this union was born five children, four of whom survive him, namely, Ralph Bise, Robert Bise, Russell Bise, and Miss Marnie Bise. His health became impaired about two years ago, but when death came he apparently was improving. Dr. Robinson and his wife of Ullin, his family physician and a special friend of his, was at his home to pay them a visit. He and the doctor were sitting in the parlor talking when he fell out of the chair in which he was sitting and died instantly. His death came as shock to all. Mr. Bise was a hard-working man and had made a success as a farmer. He is survived by his wife, five children, one sister and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at New Hope at 11 o’clock Tuesday by Rev. M. S. Bumpus, his former pastor, who spoke from the subject, “The Journey Through Life.” The services were attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.
(Joseph Bisse married Minerva
Vickers on 6 Mar 1871, in Pulaski Co.,
Joseph Bise married Annie
Herald on 29 Nov 1887, in Alexander Co.,
Jerome Price married Frances
Bise, daughter of Joseph Bise
and Manerva Vickers,
on 27 May 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
His marker in New Hope Cemetery near
Joseph Bise Born Jan. 30, 1847
Died May 2, 1915.—Darrel Dexter)
(James R. Aliff married Nannie
Johnson on 2 Apr 1889, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
John W. McEntyre, whose death occurred so suddenly in this city, on May 8th, 1915, was born June 16, 1853, at Brookport, Ill. Funeral was conducted by Rev. M. B. Baker, pastor of Grace M. E. Church, this city, interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Decedent leaves four daughters, Mrs. Jennie E. Smith, of Olmsted, Ill.; Mrs. May Ellis, Caruthersville, Mo.; Mrs. Mary Belyew, Olmsted, Ill.; Mrs. Clara Adams, Perks, Ill.; and one son, Willie McEntyre. Three children preceded their father to the other life several years ago. Besides his relatives, he leaves a host of friends to regret his departure. He was an honest and true Christian man and a devoted father.
The bereaved children extend their
sincere thanks to the many friends for the
sympathy expressed and the kindness shows at
the funeral and burial of their dear
Adrain Schneider, aged about 50 years, died at his home in this city last Friday afternoon, after an illness of several months of heart trouble.
Mr. Schneider had been a resident of this city for about twenty-five years and was an industrious and upright citizen, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He was employed as clerk at the Bestgen & Westerman grocery store until a few months ago, when he resigned on account of ill health. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Miss Margery, and two sons, William and Charles.
The funeral services were held at the Grace M. E. Church Sunday at 1:15 p.m. conducted by Rev. M. B. Baker. Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery. The burial services at the grave were conducted by the I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 250 and Rebekah Lodge of this city, assisted by a large number of Odd Fellows from Cairo.
(Adrin Schneider married Mary
Ellen Finn on 19 Jul 1892, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
To the many friends who so kindly aided
us in our dark hour of grief and sorrow in
the tragic death of our dearly beloved
Myrtle, we extend our most sincere and
heartfelt thanks. We also feel deeply
moved and appreciate very much the beautiful
floral offerings and kind sympathy received
There was quite a sad accident happened Wednesday when a bunch of young people went for a picnic on Cache. They were all enjoying themselves immensely until about 3 o’clock, when a skiff capsized in which there were two girls and three boys, Myrle Miller Flora Hennington, Chris Rife, Clyde Bankson and Archie Kennedy. They all went down twice, but all were rescued before they went down the third time, but Miss Miller and Chris Rife. The boys and girls all worked heroically and several of the boys almost drowned themselves trying to save others. After being under water ten minutes, Chris Rife was brought to the shore, apparently dead, but was revived after several minutes by artificial respiration. Miss Miller was found after being under water twenty-five minutes. No effort was spared to bring her back to life, but all in vain. Doctors Whiteaker, of Pulaski, Rife, of Villa Ridge, and Bondurant, of Cairo, were summoned, but their efforts were of no avail. Miss Miller with her mother and brother, Paul, of Herrin, Ill., were visiting with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Stringer, of Pulaski. Her father arrived the night of the accident.
Those on the picnic were Misses Lois
and Mona Bankson, Ethel and Inda
Little, Edna and Flora Henington,
Ruby Royal, Ruth Eshleman, of
Centralia, Beulah O’Daniel, Delsie
Davis, Eula Brown, Altha
Lackey, Anna Taylor and Messrs.
Earl Lewis, Bird Peek, Henry
Bowlers, Chris Rife, Clyde
Bankson and Archie Kennedy.
Sames William Pamplin was born in Lincoln County, Tenn., November 15, 1833, departed this life June 21, at 11:15 p.m., 1915, aged 81 years, 7 months, 6 days.
The deceased married Miss Nancy Ann Pamplin (his second cousin) in the year 1855. Her departure from this life occurred July 2, 1900. Mr. Pamplin was the father of ten children, four of whom are living: Mrs. Ellen McCowen, of Lincoln County, Tenn., George Pamplin, of Carlisle County, Ky., W. F. Pomlin, Mound City, Ill., Caturah Scott, of Avala, Tex.
Mr. Pamlin was a believer in
Christianity, although he never joined any
church, but claimed to have been converted
about twenty years ago. He was
stricken with paralysis about nine years
ago, soon thereafter he suffered another
attack of that terrible affliction and on
Feb. 14, he was stricken the third time, and
was speechless and entirely helpless ever
since. He was one of a family of seven
children. He had made his home with his
youngest son, W. F. Pamplin, during
the past eight years.
Friday, 9 Jul 1915:
George W. Wilson, one of the most highly esteemed residents of this city, passed away early Thursday morning after an illness of only a few days. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Episcopal church and the remains will be laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery along side of his son, Everett, who passed away only a few months ago.
Mr. Wilson has been an employee of the navy yards here for the past forty years, starting as a water carrier and working up to foreman. He was always regarded by his employers as a responsible and valuable employee, by his working associates as a true friend, and by his family as a kind and loving husband and father.
The deceased leaves to mourn his untimely death his wife, two sons, Roy and Roscoe, his aged mother, Mrs. America Wilson, who lies in a serious condition, three sisters, Mrs. G. J. Murphy, and Mrs. E. A. Hayes, of this city, and Miss Clara McNeese, of Cincinnati; two brothers, William Wilson, of this city, and Edward Wilson, of Metropolis.
Mr. Wilson has always been a member of the Episcopal Church and was also a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge of this city, who most likely will have charge of the funeral.
(Granville J. Murphy married
Ella F. Wilson on 28 Sep 1880, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.
Edward A. Hays married
Caroline M. Wilson on 10 Dec 1866, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
DEATH OF MRS. WILLIAMSON
As we go to press, we learn of the death of Mrs. D. C. Williamson, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. M. Ford, at 1:00 o’clock this morning after an illness of many months.
Funeral arrangements have not been
Died at her home in Perks, Ill., Mrs. W. R. Irvin, of paralysis.
Mrs. Irvin was born March 1st, 1857, and died July 17, 1915, being 58 years, 4 months and 16 days of age. Her maiden name was Perlima Clemendine Smith and she was united in marriage to Mr. W. R. Irvin on Feb. 14, 1878. To this union 11 children were born, 9 of which are living, 2 having died in infancy. Mrs. Irvin was a loving wife and mother and had an ever-ready smile for those with whom she came in contact. She bore her long illness with a patience and Christian fortitude that was beautiful to behold. She was a consistent member of the Christian Church and ever had her eyes on the cross. Besides her children, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Burklow, of Carterville and three brothers residing in Johnson County. Mourn not dear ones, remember, your loss is her gain and that she awaits you in that world where sorrow never comes and where there are no partings. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Williams and the remains were laid to rest in the Cache Cemetery.
married Palina C. Smith on 14 Feb
1878, in Johnson Co., Ill.
Henry Burklow married Amanda
M. Smith on 2 Aug 1882, in Johnson
Her marker in Cache Chapel Cemetery
near Ullin reads:
Clementine Ervin March 1, 1857
Died July 17, 1915.
William R. Ervin Born Nov. 16,
1849 Died June 8, 1922.—Darrel Dexter)
The death of Peter W. Thompson, of Wetaug, occurring on the 17th of July, 1915, at the age of 62 years, 10 months and 13 days, is regarded as a personal bereavement on the part of hundreds of citizens of this county and all over Southern Illinois. Perhaps no other citizen of this county had won as many friends during his 27 years residence at Wetaug and Ullin. He was a generous hearted man, generous even to a fault. His happy nature influenced all alike, both high and low, rich and poor, cultured and uncultured, no one escaped his good will or failed to recognize his cheery, sunshiny nature.
Squire Thompson since coming to this country from Tamaroa, Ill., where he was born and reared and married, has held some office of trust, responsibility and honor continuously and for many years held more than one important office, and his official activity and efficieny were observed by his constituents generally. He served as Justice of the Peace for many years, postmaster over twenty years, county commissioner twelve years, was a member of the K. of P. and Odd Fellows lodges.
Funeral was held Monday afternoon at Ullin, conducted by the local minister, Rev. Hollinghead, assisted by Rev. Pennock, of Cairo, and the fraternal lodges of which he was so devoted a member.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, mother, aged 93 years, and two sisters, Mesdames Reed and Pyle, the latter three residing in Springfield, Ill.
(Peter W. H. Thompson
married Rebecca E. Evans on 21 Apr
1878, in Perry Co., Ill.
Orren Z. Pyle married Nancy
Jane Thompson on 23 Dec 1874, in
Perry Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Angeline S. Williamson, aged 85 years and 6 months, relict of Mr. D. C. Williamson, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Friday, July 16, 1915, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. M. Ford, this city, surrounded by her surviving family, daughters, Mrs. Ellen Ford, and son, Mr. Albert W. Williamson and family.
Deceased was born in the vicinity of Oswego, N.Y., January 16, 1830. From there the family migrated to Kentucky and after fifteen years of residence in that state, they removed to this city and have resided here the past thirty-four years. In her early days, Mrs. Williamson was related to the Presbyterian Church, but later united with the Congregational Church at Paducah, Ky. and after her removal to this city became an active member of that denomination here. The good woman was ever ready with her wise counsel and prompt and effective efforts to advance the Christian purpose of higher ideals in life. Three of her children, Hattie, Jessie and Fred, preceded her to other world.
The funeral occurred
Sunday afternoon, conducted by her pastor,
Rev. Dr. H. A. Tucker, at the
Congregational church. Interment at
Beech Grove Cemetery.
The sudden death of Mrs. Joe Young, of this city, which occurred on Friday night of last week, was quite a shock to her many friends, who had known her as well and hearty only a few hours before.
The lady was quite well Wednesday morning, but was seized that forenoon with severe cramping in the stomach, when everything that could be was done, by physician and neighbors to relieve her of the terrible suffering, but all efforts were of no avail, as death in a few hours came to her relief. It is thought she was afflicted with ptomaine poison.
Mrs. Young was about fifty years of age, wife of Mr. Joseph Young, employed at the Williamson-Kuny M. & L. Company, and is left entirely alone, having no children left him.
Funeral service were held
at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. Hoar, of Cairo, as
the pastor, Rev. Baker, was absent.
Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
George E. Pritchett, who, until
about a year ago, lived out at Center
Station, became ill with some disorder of
the stomach, the nature of which the doctors
did not fully decide upon and expired at the
hospital in Cairo, Friday, after an illness
of about 54 hours. Funeral occurred at
his home, near La Center, Ky., Monday
forenoon, conducted by Rev. Fr.
Tecklenburg, of St. Mary’s Catholic
Church, this city, Besides the priest, those
who attended from this city were L. C.
Perks, Will Perks, and Doctor J.
F. Hargan, the latter having been the
decedent’s family physician for nearly
twenty years, but was not permitted, by
reasons of other engagements, to see him
during his brief, fatal illness. Decedent is
survived only by his wife.
We earnestly desire to extend our
sincere thanks to our very dear neighbors,
who so diligently and affectionately watched
at the bodies of our dear mother during her
long illness and ministered so tenderly to
her every want and comfort, and at her death
and burial joined us in mourning her
departure. Though hundreds of miles
away from you, each and every one of you
will ever remain fresh in the memory of our
After an illness of many months, Ira
Armstrong, the youngest son of Mrs. Ora
Powers, of this city, died at his
home early Thursday morning. The
deceased had reached the age of about
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the Congregational church with interment at Beech Grove Cemetery. Rev. Baker, pastor of the Grace M. E. Church will conduct the services.
(James G. Powers married Mrs.
Ora Armstrong, daughter of B. F.
Garrott and Sophia Dowlin,
on 31 Oct 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
William Armstrong married Ora
Garrott, daughter of Frank Garrott
and Caroline Trott, on 18
Apr 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mrs. Dora Walker Johnson passed away at 3:30 Saturday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. G. Hughes, at the age of 53 years, 1 month and 9 days, having been born at Caledonia, this county, June 22, 1862. She was united in marriage to Mr. Henry Johnson, at Olmsted, Illinois, October 28, 1883, the latter having died five years thereafter. Her surviving relatives are a sister, Mrs. G. Hughes, of this city, and a brother, R. M. Walker, of Seattle, Wash.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. M. B. Baker and early Monday morning the remains were conveyed to Olmsted, and interment made in the Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson met with a railroad accident up in the north part of the state about nine years ago, and has been an invalid ever since. She had been with her sister, Mrs. Hughes, for more than a year.
(Gibson Hughes married Fredonia
Walker on 14 May 1879, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Alonzo D. Butler, a retired merchant, 74 years of age, died at 10:30 Wednesday morning at the family home, 1920 E. 1 Street, Long Beach, Calif. He was a native of Villa Ridge, Ill., and had lived in Long Beach nine years. Besides the widow, he leaves one daughter, Myrtle M. Farrin.
The G. A. R.’s had charge of the funeral assisted by Dr. Rassuns of the First Methodist Church. Funeral from Holton & Son parlors.
(Alonzo Butler married Nannie J.
Baty on 28 May 1871, in Pulaski Co.,
The people of Cairo and all Southern Illinois were most sadly surprised upon hearing Monday night of the self-inflicted death of Rev. A. P. Garrett, during the past four years pastor of Cairo Baptist Church. The surprise was all the greater by reason of his ability, his popularity with his large congregation, and the community in general, and his age, being only about 38 years.
The minister had tendered his resignation to the Cairo Baptist Church, and had answered a call to the pastorate of a church in St. Louis, and it was in a few minutes after his return to the Cairo church that he committed the deplorable act.
Upon his arrival from St. Louis, he was immediately conveyed to the parsonage and entered the basement, after dispatching a package of letters to Dr. Dunn, shot himself in the head with a 38-caliber pistol and the indications were that death was instantaneous.
The cause of the rash act was reported to have been some scandalous gossip derogatory to his character, yet his written denial of the gossip concerning his conduct in the very face of death seems to have a mellowing effect upon many who perhaps did not exercise the charity that was due him. He died praying for the unity of his church, but since his death, another circumstance is revealed which affords a new phase to the tragic event: The photo of a young lady, of Green Bay, Wis., was discovered attached to his clothing just over his heart. And the fact is revealed by a party near his life, that the minister was in love with and had been betrothed to this young woman, but their plans to wed had been objected to by her parents.
The lifeless remains of the minister
were shipped to his parents in Hillsboro,
N.C., early Wednesday morning.
We hereby desire to extend our sincere
thanks to our dear neighbors and friends who
so kindly assisted us during the illness of
our dear sister and also the dear friends
who contributed the beautiful floral
Belleville—James H. Thomas,
Sr., the negro mayor of Brooklyn, a negro
settlement, and five negro policemen of the
town, were found guilty of murder in the
circuit court here and sentenced to 14 years
in the penitentiary. The men were
charged with the killing of Robert
Jackson, a policeman under a former
administration. The trouble grew out
of an election row.
(William J. Biggerstaff married Dora E. Fain on 20 Jan 1881, in Pulaski Co., Ill. Loren Stophlet married Annie Fain on 28 May 1873, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Perkins
and son have returned from Vienna, where
they were called by the death of Mr.
(James S. Adams married Sallie A.
Echols, daughter of Thomas B. Echols
and Annie Brown, on 27 Oct
1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Thomas B. Echols married Ammon
Brown on 1 Dec 1863, in Pulaski Co.,
James E. Woelfle married
Hortense Hannon Echols on 10 Oct
1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Andrew Moore married Jessie
Echols on 18 Feb 1900, in Pulaski Co.,
James Keesee, aged about 25 years, was shot and instantly killed Thursday night on the interurban station platform in this city, after he had shot and probably fatally wounded Winchester Standard, aged 28 years, conductor on the line between Mounds and Cairo.
It is reported that Keesee had boarded the car in the drainage district where he is employed by the Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., and paid his fare to Mound City. He fell asleep and was not awakened until the car had passed this city and was nearing Center Station, when Standard is said to have asked for additional fare. This Keesee could not do, but demanded that he be carried to Mounds and return home. The conductor refused to do this and ejected Keesee from the car.
The young fellow ploughed his way back home through the rain and mud and told his experience to his friends and then went to the station to meet the conductor when he came in on his return trip. When the conductor alighted from his car, the two had a few words and then drew revolvers, Kesee firing the first shot, which struck the conductor in the right breast, whereupon Standard then fired, the shot striking Kesee just above the eye causing instant death.
At the coroner’s inquest, it was stated that
Kesee had not enough money
with him to pay his fare to Mounds, but
informed the conductor if he would carry him
on to Mounds, he would get enough money from
his friend there to pay his fare both ways.
Standard refused even to do
this, but instead ejected Kesee
from the car. The coroner’s jury
exonerated the shootist.
Mrs. Will Montgomery, formerly for many years residing in this city with her husband, Undertaker and Embalmer W. A. Montgomery, but recently having took up their residence in Mounds, was suddenly stricken last night about 8 o’clock with uremia coma and for about four hours remained unconscious, death ensuing at 1:20 o’clock this morning.
Mrs. Montgomery had recently completed a postgraduate course in embalming in Chicago and has since entered the practice of embalming with her husband.
Mrs. Montgomery, formerly
Miss Anna Grear, was an
accomplished musician and enjoyed the
society of a host of warm friends. She
was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal
Church, of this city. She is survived
by her husband and her mother, who resided
We desire to thank our many friends for the
kindness and sympathy shown us in our
bereavement, in the death of our beloved son
and brother, James Kesee, also for
the many beautiful floral offerings.
The coroner’s jury empanelled to enquire into the fatal shooting of Horace Morgan alias “Meanness,” by Marion LeMay, in Cairo, on Tuesday evening of this week, after deliberating over the case one hour and thirteen minutes, decided that Mr. LeMay was justified in slaying his assailant.
It appeared on evidence that Morgan had invited his own tragic death by hounding LeMay around all that day in a threatening manner, and had attacked Mr. LeMay when shot down. Morgan was a bartender and it was in evidence that he was quite boozy on the occasion of the shooting.
The moral to the sad event is that “bad”
fellows frequently go to the limit of their
badness. It is reported the LeMay
had avoided him all day and the only remedy
was to shoot him out of the way.
Asking that her husband, J. N. Smith,
a barber at Mounds, and her father, William
Knight, of Charleston, be notified
that she had committed suicide, Mrs. Lulu
Smith, 30 years old, sat in a chair at
the interurban station at Mounds shortly
before 8 o’clock Monday morning and calmly
Mrs. Smith had entered suit for divorce and was in this city Friday looking after the matter.
is reported to be an exconvict, having been
sentenced to a term in prison in Missouri
for bootlegging. It is said Mrs.
Smith secured his parole immediately
before they were married.
Entered into rest at her home in this city on Wednesday afternoon, September 8th, 1915, Mrs. America A. Wilson, aged 87 years, 8 months and 16 days. Beloved mother of Mrs. E. A. Hays, W. R. Wilson, Mrs. G. J. Murphy, George W. Wilson (deceased), Mrs. Clara McNeece, and Edward A. Wilson.
Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s
Episcopal Church conducted by Rev. J.
Anderson at 2:30 o’clock Friday
afternoon. Funeral train leaves at
3:15 for Beech Grove Cemetery where the
remains will be interred.
The stars go down to rise upon some fairer
They shine forever more.
Beloved immortal spirits trend,
There is no death.
Sheriff Mannon Bankson is this week in receipt of notices to the effect that he is appointed special deputy sheriff of Jackson County to be present at the execution of Joseph DeBerry, colored, recently sentenced to death by Judge Hartwell for the murder of Mrs. Martin, of Murphysboro.
Sheriff Bankson and party will leave
here the night of Oct. 15th, so
as to be there in time the following morning
to witness the execution at nine o’clock.
After an illness of many months, Capt. N. B. Thistlewood, formerly Congressman and one of the best-known residents of this state, died on Wednesday evening at the Bondurant Hospital in Cairo where he had been taken for treatment.
The deceased had been a resident of Cairo for the past 35 years and was mayor of that city for eight years. In 1897 he was appointed to Congress to fill the unexpired term of George W. Smith, deceased, and after that term expired he was elected to the office filling the same with great credit to himself and the grand old state of Illinois.
It was he who was responsible for the grand celebration which was held at the National Cemetery on May 30th, this year and his untiring efforts in the interest of the welfare of the G. A. R. won for him high honors in that order.
The funeral services were held Friday
afternoon at the First M. E. Church in
Cairo, of which he was a member, by Rev.
Cummins, and the remains were laid to
rest in Beech Grove Cemetery.
A very sudden and apparently unprovoked murder occurred in a rear room of the Harry Handley saloon, last Saturday evening at near 9 o’clock.
Both parties, the murdered man and the
slayer, were colored. The man who was
killed, Babe Jones, who went by the
names Babe, Big Boy, Fatty, etc., was
seemingly a quiet, inoffensive fellow, a
steady worker, and was quite well respected
by the colored citizens. His age was
about 30 years and had no family. The
name of the shootist seems to be not
definitely known by the citizens generally,
was called by several different names.
He came here from Kentucky about five years
ago and returned to that state Saturday
night in great haste, with Sheriff
Bankson a good second in the race.
What led up to the shooting appears not to
be known. Jones left the Red
Front Saloon only a few minutes before and
went into the Handly saloon, when the
fellow promptly drew a pistol and shot him
at close range, and it is said the man lived
only about five minutes. Since the
killing Sheriff Bankson made a trip
to Kentucky, but failed to locate his man.
A quarrel over the making of a cigarette ended in a murder last week near Villa Ridge, when Odie Nutt, shot and fatally wounded his friend, Atchison Dickson.
It is stated that the two men met along the road near the home of County Commissioner Henry Bride and Atchison was smoking a cigarette. Odie came to the conclusion that he wanted one and asked for the “rollins” which Atchison could not supply. Odie then demanded the one which Atchison was smoking and upon being refused, he immediately pulled a revolver from his hip pocket and cracked loose, the bullet penetrating Atchison’s head and from which he died Wednesday.
As soon as Sheriff Bankson was
notified of the death of Atchison departed
for Villa Ridge where he captured Odie and
brought him to police headquarters, where he
was given a hearing before the coroner’s
jury and was bound over to await the action
of the grand jury.
(John Dry married Annie Shanks
on 8 Mar 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Her marker in Ohio Chapel Cemetery
Dry Born June 11, 1904 Died Oct. 3, 1915.—Darrel Dexter)
(Jacob Studer married Mrs. Armaida
Stephani on 22 Jun 1897, in Pulaski Co.,
(Her marker in Lackey Cemetery reads:
The passing away of Judge A. J. Ross,
which occurred last Sunday at his home in
Cairo, removes from the activities of this
life one of the most energetic and popular
citizens in the memory of the older people
of this city and Cairo, and within a radius
of several hundred miles. His age at
the time of his demise was about 68 years.
For several years, up to about twenty-five
years ago, he served in the capacity of city
marshal for this city, and it is the
unanimous verdict of those acquainted with
his official efforts that he was one of the
most alert, considerate, fearless and
efficient officers this city had ever
employed. When in the discharge of his
official duties in this city, he lost a leg,
but several years previous he had lost an
arm, having passed the greater part of his
active life badly crippled. During the
quarter of a century or longer that he
resided in Cairo, he occupied the offices of
constable and justice of the peace, to the
entire satisfaction of all law-abiding
people, but he was a terror to the law
breaking, tough element. The last
several years and to the time of his death,
he held the office of police magistrate in
To the many neighborly friends, who so
kindly and considerately watched at the
bedside of our departed wife and dear
relative, Mrs. Frances Lackey, during
her long and painful illness, ministering
with tender hands and hearts of the warmest
sympathy to her every want, we extend our
Mr. Alvara Austin, aged 78 years, a popular citizen of this city for many years, departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Johnson, on High Street, Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, 1915, of the infirmities of old age.
Mr. Austin was a native of New York and was a veteran in the War of the Rebellion. Until the infirmities of age disabled from active duties, he was engaged for many years in this city as contractor and builder.
He had been for many years a member of Lodge No. 250, I. O. O. F., and the Rebekah Lodge of this city.
He served this community many years as Justice of the Peace.
He is survived by three children, two daughters and one son, Mrs. J. W. Johnson, of this city, Mrs. W. C. Starks, of St. Louis, and Frank Austin, of Memphis, Tenn., nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Roy Morgan, at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
(James W. Johnson married Laura A.
Austin on 29 Apr 1877, in Massac Co.,
W. C. Starks married Ida E.
Austin on 11 Aug 1886, in Massac Co.,
(His marker in Mt. Olive Cemetery near
William Churchill Born March
30, 1852 Died Oct. 17, 1915 Age 63 Yrs., 6
Mos., & 17 Ds.
Emma Churchill his wife Born
Dec. 18, 1870 Died March 17, 1954.
Each of us hopes to join you at last
on the beautiful heavenly shore.—Darrel
David A. Connell, a former resident of this city and for a number of years editor and manager of the News-Tribune, which is now located at Mounds, committed suicide at his home in Chicago by asphyxiation, according to news received in this city last Saturday.
His son, Fred, who was engaged in business here with his father, died some time ago at a hospital near Chicago, and it is stated that this sad affair, connected with his financial difficulties was the cause of the suicide.
He is survived by his wife and a number of
James Solomon Heath, aged 77 years, died at the home of his son, Pleas Heath, Sunday afternoon, as a result of a paralytic stroke from which he suffered a week ago. Mr. Heath was born in Edmondson County, Kentucky, but had lived in this city for a number of years. He was a member of the Third U. S. Artillery during the Civil War and served over three years. He is survived by seven children and several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the son’s residence, conducted by Rev. M. B. Baker. Interment was made in the National Cemetery.
(James D. Heath Pvt. U.S. Army
Civil War died 24 Oct 1915, and was buried
in Section F Site 4384B in Mound City
This may be the same person as James
S. Heath, who married Anna Duncan
on 7 Jun 1892, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Pleasant A. Heath married
Annie E. Trail on 15 May 1892, in
Massac Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(James W. Painter married Hannah May
Knowlton on 20 Oct 1901, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
At a regular meeting of Queen of Egypt Chapter No. 509, Order of the Eastern Star, held October 28, 1915, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted.
WHEREAS, The hand of Divine Providence has removed from the scene of his temporal labors our late brother, Daniel Webster Prindle, and
WHEREAS, It has been just that a fitting recognition of his many virtues should be had, therefore be it
RESOLVED by Queen of Egypt Chapter No. 509 O. E. S., that while we bow with humble submission to the will of the Most High, we do not the less mourn our brother who has been taken from us.
RESOLVED, That we tenderly condole with the family of our deceased brother in their hour of trial and affliction and devoutly commend them to the keeping of Him who looks with pitying eye upon the widowed and fatherless.
RESOLVED, That these resolutions be spread
upon the records of the Chapter and a copy
thereof be transmitted to the family of our
deceased brother and a copy to the
newspapers of Mound City.
(Peter Coldwater married Maggie
Hahn on 9 Feb 1866, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
John T. Betts married Minnie
Coldwater on 3 Sep 1890, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mary Mansparager, eldest daughter of John Mansparager, was born Feb. 2d, 1894, passed away Nov. 2d, 1915, being 21 years and 9 months. She was of a quite amiable disposition and had been in poor health about two years, but grew worse about three weeks before her departure and rapidly declined until the end came. She bore her illness with the same patience and forbearance that had characterized her life. A short time before her death she bade the family farewell and peacefully passed to her reward and to join her mother who departed this life several years ago. Mary is survived by a father, three brothers, one sister and other relatives to regret her absence. Funeral services were conducted at Shiloh Church by Rev. Pennock, of Cairo.
Gone to the grave is our loved one, gone with a youthful bloom; but with the blest, fair land of rest, sorrow will come nevermore. She’s gone down the valley—the dark deep valley; we’ll see her face nevermore, until we pass down the valley, the dark death valley and meet her on the other shore.” (Edith Chapel)
(John Mannsperger married Lizzie
Ferenbaugh on 15 Nov 1884, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Henry Goldsmith, probably the oldest residence of Pulaski County, died at his home in this city at 7:45 o’clock last Friday evening from the effects of injuries sustained in the fall at his home a week ago.
Mr. Goldsmith was born Oct. 29, 1825, in Rochebuneete, New Brunswick, and at the age of seven years with his parents moved to Periott, New Brunswick. He moved to this city from Periott in 1859. In 1862 he was married to Miss Harriet Harden, of this city, and to this union eight children were born, five of whom survive.
He was employed at the Marine until about eight years ago, when through a painful accident he began to lose his eyesight. In spite of his years, the deceased was able to be up and around most of the time until the day after Oct. 30, his birthday, he met with the accident which caused his death.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Harriet Goldsmith, two daughters Miss Belle Goldsmith, of this city, and Mrs. James Fisher, of Memphis; three sons, Mason Goldsmith, of Cairo; Harry Goldsmith, of Memphis; Sam Goldsmith, of Metropolis, all of whom were at his bedside when death came. He also left surviving him twenty-one grandchildren.
The funeral services were held at the residence at 1:15 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. Thomas Dyke of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church officiating. Special cars left at 2:15 for Beech Grove Cemetery, where interment was made.
(Henry Goldsmith married Harriet L.
Hardin on 26 Jan 1863, in Pulaski
James Marvin Fisher married
Mary Olive Goldsmith on 28 Dec 1887,
in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Leona Katherine, little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Hannan, died Friday,
Nov. 10, at 20 minutes of 1 o’clock aged 4
years, 5 months and 13 days, of membranous
croup. Rev. Father Tregressor
of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church of Grand
Chain conducted the services at Wetaug on
Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. She
leaves her parents, three sisters and five
brothers to mourn her loss.
(Her marker in St. Joseph’s Cemetery at
Leona K. daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W. M.
Hannan June 6, 1911-Nov. 19, 1915.
In heaven there is one more.—Darrel
Make happiness abide once more.
sustained by mercy’s kind control. (Edith Chapel)
(James E. Farnsworth married Mary E.
Chenier on 28 Nov 1880, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
We desire to express our appreciation of
kindness shown and attention given to our
dear departed father by our neighbors and
friends during his illness and also for the
consoling expressions of sympathy extended
to the bereaved families.
(His marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:
Mr. James Jenkins died at his residence near Pulaski, Ills., Nov. 24th, 1915, was born Jan. 29th, 1845, in state of Kentucky and came to this state at the age of 7 years. He was 70 years, 9 months and 25 days old.
The deceased was married to his first wife in 18_5 and to this union seven children were born, four of whom have preceded him to the other world. Those living are U. S., of Mounds, E. E., of Pulaski, and Miss Mamie L., of St. Louis. He was married to his present wife Oct. 18th, 1889. Bro. Jenkins professed faith in Christ in the year of our Lord 1879, and united with the M. E. church in Buncombe, Ill., transferred to Anna, Ills., in 1884 and has lived a constant Christian to the end, to which is the promise for God has said, “Be you faithful until death and I will give you eternal life.” Bro. Jenkins numbered his friends by his acquaintance, for to know him was to love him. He was a private in Company M, 6th Illinois Regiment Calvary Veteran Volunteers, enrolled Nov. 2d, 1863, discharged from the service Nov. 5th, 1865, at Selma, Ala.
Bro. Jenkins leaves to mourn his loss
his wife, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Jenkins,
three children, one sister, Mrs. Colman,
of Buncombe, Ills., and a host of other
relatives and friends. He was buried
in Rose Hill Cemetery Thursday, Nov. 25th.
We desire to thank the persons who so kindly
assisted us during the illness and death of
our beloved husband and brother.
We wish to thank our many friends for their
kindness, flowers, service of autos and
sympathy shown us during the prolonged
illness and death of our husband and father.
After an illness covering a period of about eight months, Charles R. Barnett, one of our best known and most highly esteemed young men, passed out of this life at his home on Monday, Nov. 29, 1915, at 9 o’clock a.m. While his death was not unexpected, yet it came as a distinct surprise and shock to his many friends and relatives.
as he was family known, has been a resident
of Villa Ridge all his life, having been
born here on Oct. 13, 1892. On April
11, 1915, he was united in marriage to Ella
A. Wright, of Villa Ridge, who is
left to mourn his life.
Died of a complication of diseases at his home on North Main Street, Sunday, Dec. 5th, at 7 p.m., Leander Beaver, aged 70 years, 11 months and 6 days.
Mr. Beaver was one of Mound City’s oldest, best-known and highly respected citizens. He first came to Mound City 57 years ago from Clay County, Indiana. He afterwards returned to Indiana and came back to Mound City in the year 1887. He served in the Union Army in the War of the Rebellion for 6 months. He has been U. S. Government lighthouse tender here for 22 years.
The deceased is survived by his wife, May Beaver, three sons, Loyal Beaver, of Dayton, Ohio, Edward and Arthur Beaver, of this city, four daughters, Lillie Crippen and Maud Culbertson, of Grand Chain, Laura Atherton and Christina Beaver, of this city, one stepdaughter, three stepsons, seven grandchildren, and a host of friends and neighbors to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held from the home Monday, Dec. 6, at 1:15 p.m. Rev. R. Morgan officiating. Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
(Leander Beaver married Amanda
Alton on 28 Jan 1861, in Alexander Co.,
Leander Beaver married Maria
May Harper on 25 Aug 1896, in
Alexander Co., Ill.
William F. Crippen married
Lillie Bell Beaver on 18 Nov 1900, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Marvin, the thirteen year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Painter, of this city,
died very suddenly Sunday evening from a
malady believed to be diphtheria and
membranous croup, from which he had only
been a sufferer for a few days past.
Antitoxin was administered in an effort to
save his life.
(James W. Painter married Hannah May Knowlton on 20 Oct 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Agnes Stephenson departed this
life Dec. 20th, after a long
illness and a struggle to be spared to her
husband and children. Mrs. Stephenson
was Miss Agnes Field. She was
first married to Steve Farmer, to
this union two sons were born and preceded
their mother to the other world. She
was later married to Louis Stephenson.
To this union one little daughter,
Alein, was born and is left with her half
sister, Ethel, to care of their kind father.
Everything was done by a kind and loving
husband and friends that could be done.
After all medical skill was exhausted her
kind husband and little daughter, Ethel,
aged 13 years, did all that loving hands and
hearts could do to make her life as pleasant
and cheerful as it could be made with all
her sufferings with the dreadful lingering
tuberculosis. Deceased leaves a
husband, two daughters, aged 8 and 13 years,
an aged mother, one sister, Mrs. Theo
Reuther, and several distant relatives
and friends to mourn her loss.
Deceased was a devoted Christian having
united with the Christian Church in her
early days and died in that faith, not lost,
but gone to a peaceful home where no more
pain or suffering are to be endured.
Rev. Rufus Karraker preached a
beautiful sermon at the home and paid the
highest tribute to the living sister that
would make the father and children know to
see mother again is to live a pure and
Christian life and meet her in a brighter
world. Your loss is heaven’s gain.
By your work and life you can see your
mother again. She will be waiting on
the beautiful shore with beckoning hands to
welcome you home.
Her voice is hushed and still.
That can never be filled.
(Stephen Farmer married Agnes
Field on 22 Aug 1889, in Pulaski Co.,
Mrs. Mary B. Lacy died early Tuesday morning at her home in this city of tuberculosis of which she has been a sufferer for some time past. She was about thirty-three years of age.
The funeral services were conducted at the residence Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Baker of the Grace M. E. Church and the remains were laid to rest in the Thistlewood Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband and one son.
Word has just been received by a number in this city of the death of Rev. J. C. Anderson, a former pastor at the Episcopal Church here, but who for the past few months has been residing in Detroit, Mich.
Some time ago while Rev. Anderson was out on a business mission he was struck by an automobile and rendered unconscious and which no doubt was the direct cause of his death.
The deceased was born about seventy-two years ago at Fort Erie, Canada, and to that city the remains were taken for burial. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Donald and Douglas, all of whom were at his bedside when he passed away.