and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers
The Ullin Times
18 Oct & 29 Nov 1918
Ullin, Pulaski County, Illinois
Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter
N.B. - 1918 issues of the Pulaski Enterprise have not been preserved.
Egner received a telephone message from
night Mrs. James Billingsley got an
official message from
Frederick Vick, son of George C. and
the late Sarah C. Vick, was born in
He enlisted in the U. S. Army
He leaves to
mourn their loss, his father, Mr. George C.
Vick, one brother, Mr. E. A. Vick,
four sisters, Mrs. Frank Gandy, Mrs.
C. J. Shipley,
services were conducted at the M. E. church
Sunday by Rev. C. R. Dunlap, of
Vick married Sarah C. Newcome
Card of Thanks
We desire to return our sincere appreciation to the many kind neighbors and friends who assisted us during the burial of our son and brother, Ralph Vick, also for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. George C. Vick and family
Mr. O. J.
Serbian, Mrs. Henry Serbian, Miss
Augusta Serbian, Mr. Harry
Davidson, Adam and Hugh Murphy,
sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Kraatz,
who died at her home Sunday morning.
Mrs. Rudolph Kraatz died suddenly Sunday morning of rheumatism of the heart. She had not been ill for several months and got up Sunday morning, seemingly well and happy. She had gone into her kitchen and was preparing to assist in getting breakfast in her usual good humor, when she called to the girl who was helping her to come hold her head, she felt weak. The girl could not hold her weight and she went to the floor before Mr. Kraatz and her son could reach her. She was gone a few minutes after they got her on her bed and never spoke again. She had been ill with this trouble at intervals every few months for the last few years, but she had been so well for some time and in such good spirits her family and her intimate friends felt that she might be entirely well.
Her death came as a terrible shock to
her family, relatives and friends.
Her daughter, Miss Emma Kraatz,
was called home from
Mrs. Kraatz was one of our school directors and was beloved by every boy and girl who knew her as well as by her grown up friends.
She was an ideal mother a devoted wife, a helpful neighbor and good citizen. Always doing for the needy, leading or helping to lead the community in doing things for the welfare of humanity. The soldier can always remember her as a true friend.
Mere words cannot express our sorrow in our great loss, nor can they tell this bereaved and broken family how we sympathize with them. This mother’s beautiful life was an example God has given us and he does well who profits by it.
daughter of the late John T. and Matilda
Worthington, was born at
She was united in marriage to Rudolph
To the second marriage were born four
children, Herman, the oldest, died
She was a devoted Christian since
She united with the M. E. church at
Center and later transferred her membership
Those who are left to mourn her departure are her devoted husband, her children, Emma, Roy and Carl Kraatz, her sister, Mrs. Robert G. Crecelius, of Olmsted, Ill., a brother, John A. Worthington, of Anna, her stepson, William Mowery, of Wetaug, Ill., other relatives and hundreds of friends.
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. Albrecht who was assisted by
Rev. A. E. Bunton, at the M. E.
Ray Rhymer Killed
the call of duty, as we have always known
him to do, Ray O. Rhymer, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Rhymer, made the
supreme sacrifice when he gave his life in
the cause of freedom from wounds received on
the battlefield of
News of his death was received here on last Sunday by a telegram from the U. S. War Department to his parents. It came as a bolt of lightning out of a blue sky and left sorrow, depthless, not only to his parents, but to the entire community, for Ray was, indeed, a likeable fellow, loved and respected by all who knew him.
When the call came for him to answer the summons of the Nation, he went willingly and with the feeling that he was doing but his duty. Soon after entering the training camp, he was sent overseas for training, and shortly after his entering the first line trenches, he met his death.
He was well
and favorably known not only in Ullin, but
This is the first death in action from the ranks of Ullin’s men in the U. S. service and being as he was one of Ullin’s favorite sons, a patriot of the “old school” he has left a bright spot in the memory of the citizens of Pulaski County which shall remain undimmed as the years go by an time ceases to be no more.
sorry to hear that Ralph Freize has
been killed in
grieved to hear of the sad news of the death
of Mrs. R. R. Kraatz, Sunday morning.
The bereaved ones have the sympathy
of the entire neighborhood (Butter Ridge).