and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers
The Mounds News
2 Jan -19 Dec 1920
Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois
The Ullin Times
13 Feb - 10 Sep 1920
Ullin, Pulaski County, Illinois
Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter
(Her marker in Price Cemetery reads:
Mary Dau. of J. H. & B. Price
Born Feb. 1, 1906 Died Feb. 28, 1920.—Darrel
We wish to heartily thank all who in any way
sympathized and assisted us during the
sickness and funeral services of our beloved
one, Mrs. N. Holder.
(Stephen A. Steers, son of
Samuel Steers and Mary A.
McClelland, married Mary E.
Mason, daughter of B. F. Mason
and Elizabeth Campbell, on 10 Mar
1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mabel Steers is the eldest child of
S. A. and Mary Steers. She was
born in this house
Mabel has had the unusual experience of enjoying the innocence, simplicity and sweetness of childhood all her life. Her life in the home and community has been like a lovely, sweet-scented rose that would live for decades and that would not perish in a week. Why God has arranged it so Mabel should have such unique experience is beyond our comprehension and it reminds us of the language of the inspired Apostle Paul when to the church he said, Rom. 11:33, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of his judgments and his ways past finding out.”
Mabel was permitted to escape the common trials and perplexities of mortals and to enjoy the loving sympathy and care of home and community for more than 22 years. She lived in the sweet state of childhood long enough to win many more friends than the ordinary child. She never had an enemy in the world.
We believe, but for the imperfections of our earthly house, her spirit would have manifested all the intelligence of ordinary human beings. We believe her responsibility to the home, society and God was like that of an innocent child. God has never required impossibilities of his creatures. We believe the language of our Lord, when he said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven” is applicable to all such.
The illness that terminated in her death lasted some weeks.
Mabel leaves her faithful parents and one
sister, Helen, and a large circle of
relatives and friends to mourn her departure
from them here, but to be consoled by the
glorious precious promise of Christ of
eternal life in heaven. Mabel lived in
this world 22 years, 4 months and 14
days, and died
A large assembly of friends attended the
funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. W.
Freeman, ably assisted by Bro. Joel
Burgess, on April 3rd, at at the family residence.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to
our friends and neighbors for the kindness
and sympathy shown us in the loss of our
dear Mabel, also to those who sent the
Five dead and three more probably fatally
injured and property damage estimated to
about $250,000 was the result of the
explosion, which occurred at Fayville plant
of the Aetna Explosive Company last
Wednesday afternoon at about . There was
about six tons of nitro glycerin in the
storehouse at the time of the explosion and
the shock was felt for many miles even as
Just what the cause of the explosion was, is
yet unknown and will probably never be
Charles Barnes, one of the oldest negroes in this part of the state, aged 86 years, died last Monday in this city after an illness of a few weeks, and the remains were laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.
The deceased had been engaged in farming for
many years just outside the city limits and
was a good and industrious citizen. He
was confined to his bed during the recent
high water when his house floated from the
foundation and almost completely wrecked.
He was taken by his friends and brought to
this city where he was cared for until the
James W. Bartleson died at his home in Grand Chain, Ill., April 10, 1920, after an illness of ten days. In vigor and strength in the very prime of life he was stricken with pneumonia on April 2nd, and from that time until the Angel of Death appeared, the anxiety of the entire community was centered on the home where love, devotion and the skill of medical aid was doing all that could be done, but nothing availed, for his work on earth was completed, and we know beyond doubt he received the Savior’s approved ‘well done.’
Mr. Bartleson has lived his entire life, except for a brief period in this community, and has won and held the respect and esteem of everyone and will be missed by all. A man of rare character, broad in his views, kind and courteous to all alike, upright in all dealing, a true and noble Christian in every sense of the word his life was worthy of imitation.
Mr. Bartleson was one of the most prosperous farmers in this section, turning his attention in later years to stock raising, keeping only the best of thoroughbreds.
James W. Bartleson was a son of the late Capt. James Bartleson, well-known veteran of the Civil War, and minister of the gospel. He was born near Grand Chain on April 16, 1863. On Dec. 9, 1885, he was united in marriage to Miss Laura Lipe, three children were born to them the two surviving with him to the last. On April 9th, 1885, together with his wife, be became a member of the Church of Christ of Grand Chain, of which he was a faithful member and officer, seldom missing service.
Funeral services were held in the church he so often entered to worship, and on similar occasion to pay the last respect to friends and loved ones. Rev. C. W. Freeman conducted the beautiful services, the sermon impressing the importance and reward of the preparation on earth for the life eternal, that carried a message to all. The music was especially touching and well rendered by mixed quartette and duet singers. The floral offerings were many and most beautiful. The funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed in the community and despite the inclemency of the weather the church was filled to its utmost capacity. Under the direction of Mr. Lucas Parker the body was interred in the Masonic Cemetery near the waters where thirty-four years ago his body was buried in baptism.
The immediate family to mourn his loss are his devoted wife, one son, Guy C., one daughter,. Mrs. Nina Bartleson Lyerle, of Joplin, Mo., two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Davidson, of Grand Chain, Mrs. Ida Heathcock, of San Francisco, Cal., one brother, Mr. G. C. Bartleson, of Grand Chain.
Mr. Bartleson will be missed by all
and the sincere sympathy of the entire
community is extended to the bereaved family
and we commend them to the care of our
Heavenly Father, in whose power alone it
lies to give and to take away and who in His
own good time will reveal to all, why his
will not ours must be done.
We wish to thank our many friends for their
kindness, sympathy and help furring the
illness and loss of our loved husband and
father; also for the beautiful floral
Friday, 23 Apr 1920:
James Travers, a respectable colored man of this place
(Grand Chain), died at his home Monday after
a long illness. He leaves a wife and several
To the old residents of Mound City it was a great shock to hear of the death of Mrs. Josephine Goodloe, for over a quarter of a century actively identified with the life of this city and Cairo, both as a leader in social events and in its musical activities. A music teacher for twenty years or more of her life here, her pupils are scattered all over the north and west, and all will unite in praise of her painstaking and careful work. For the better part of her life in this city, she was a communicant of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and was a leading spirit in its religious, social and musical work, taking almost sole charge of the choir work, being a great help to Rev. E. A. Wells, for many years rector of the parish.
In the late 80s the family home was broken
up, and Mrs. Goodloe went north with
her mother to make her home with her sister,
Mrs. E. A. Bintliff, in Kankakee,
later moving with her to St. Louis.
Josephine Holmes was the eldest daughter of James and Mary Holmes and was born in Lexington, June 1839. In 1859 she removed with her father to Mound City, then just springing into existence. During her many years of residence she watched its growth and took part in its progress. She died at the home of her sister at 4:55 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 1920. The interment took place at Beech Grove Cemetery, being laid to rest beside her father, mother and sister. Her son, J. H. Goodloe, of Milwaukee, and sisters, Mrs. H. H. Rogers, of Lake Geneva, Wis., and Mrs. E. H. Bintliff, of St. Louis, accompanied the remains. She was united in marriage to I. B. Goodloe, in June 1859. One son was born to this union.
A useful life is ended; a noble character has gone to its reward.
(Ed H. Bentiff married Anna B.
Holmes on 15 Nov 1875, in Pulaski Co.,
The body of Ebb Ramsey, one of the men missing in the Fayville Powder Plant explosion, was found Tuesday afternoon by a gang of workmen who were clearing away the debris of one of the houses that were totally wrecked. Ramsey was 27 years old and the body was identified by his father, which is a resident of Fayville.
The coroner was called and an inquest held over the body. The verdict rendered by the jury was that is death ____ by ___ explosion occurring on April 7th. The body was found just a few feet from the _____.
_________ were called to take charge of the
body and the funeral arrangements. Ramsey's
body was taken to Commerce, Mo., for burial.
Mrs. Mary Moore, widow of the late Richard Moore, and aged about 74 years, died last Sunday at her home in Grand Chain after suffering the past week with a severe case of pneumonia. The remains were laid to rest Monday afternoon in the Olmsted Cemetery.
The deceased, who has lived in this county for many years, is survived by five sons and three daughters, most of whom were with here when the end came.
(Her marker in Calvin-Barber Cemetery near
Mary J. Moore 1845-1920.
Mrs. Mary Catherine Graves, widow of the late Samuel H. Graves, died at her home at Villa Ridge at 1:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. She was 80 years old. Mrs. Graves was born in Mason County, Ky., May 22, 1839. She removed with her parents to Pulaski County in 1854, when a girl of 16 years and has made her home there for 64 years.
She is survived by six children, Mrs. Joseph Bour and F. E. Graves, of Villa Ridge, Mrs. W. E. Sheerer, of this city, W. O. Graves, of Mounds, Mrs. C. R. Wakeland, of St. Louis and Mrs. J. W. Bundscuh, of Thermil, Cal. All the children, except the daughter living in California, were at their mother's bedside during the last few hours.
Funeral services were conducted at the residence of Joseph Bour on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.
(William E. Sheerer married Lilly D.
Graves on 14 Jul 1888, in Alexander
Charles Richard Wakeland
married Nettie Graves on 17 Apr 1895,
in Pulaski Co., Ill.
John Wesley Bundschuh married
Flora Graves on 20 Oct 1897, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
(His marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery
John A. Cline Born Sept. 25,
1856 Died May 1, 1920.—Darrel Dexter)
Relatives and friends from Murphysboro, Sparta, Dumain and elsewhere who were her in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Mariah Meeks have returned to their homes.
(Louie A. Meeks married Mariah
Cherry on 1 Oct 1883, in Jackson Co.,
Mr. John A. Cline, only son of John and Mary Cline, was born two miles northwest of Olmsted, September 25, 1856. His parents died when he was a child. He has been weakly for forty years, with several severe sick spells. He was converted to Christ about 40 years ago. His hope of eternal life sustained him under all his afflictions to the last. He was tenderly cared for in his last illness by his only sister, Mrs. Margaret Jane Hileman, for about six months. His deceased sisters were Nancy Leann, Lucinda, and Mary Lodema.
He apparently without pain fell asleep at 6:30 a.m. May 1, 1920, aged 63 years, 7 months and six days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. W. Freeman at 2:30 p.m., May 2. The large auditorium was about full of people.
(Thomas Hileman married Jane Cline
on 14 Jan 1872, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Oliver Gaunt died on Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. L. Settlemoir in this city.
The deceased was born at Grand Chain, Ill., on May 1st, 1860, and was 60 years and 3 days old at the time of his death. He is survived by his daughter, three brothers, Willis, of Cairo, Perry, of Grand Chain, and Thomas, of Texas; also a sister, Mrs. Thomas Litherland, of Grand Chain.
The funeral was held at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Settlemoir at 1:00
o'clock on Thursday afternoon conducted by
Rev. L. V. F. Meske, pastor of the
Congregational Church, interment in Beech
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to
the people of Mound City for their kindness
during the sickness and death of our father
and brother, Oliver Gaunt.
John Lilly, aged about fifty-three
years and a fisherman residing just south of
this city on Cache, was shot and instantly
killed last Monday by his stepdaughter, Mrs.
Nellie Yositch, after Lilly
had repeatedly insulted her for some time
past. After hearing the story of the woman,
coroner's jury immediately returned a
verdict of justifiable homicide.
Pat Nordman, a well-known colored fellow residing in Mounds, is now in jail here after the murdering of his neighbor, Jerry Meyers, last Thursday afternoon, following a quarrel, in which a number of shots were discharged.
When Deputies Mannon Bankson and
James Wilson entered the home of
Nordman to make the arrest, they found
him in bed with two riffles and four
revolvers and about five hundred rounds of
ammunition by his side.
He submitted to arrest fearing mob
Mrs. Mary Roulette, a former resident of the Valley Recluse District, and one of Pulaski County's most highly esteemed residents, died Friday morning in Cairo after an illness of many months. She is survived by her husband John, three sons and four daughters, as well as a number of brothers and sisters.
The deceased moved from her farm some time
ago and went to Cairo to receive medical
attentions to move to California to reside
and had purchased a home in that state.
We desire to thank our friends and neighbors
for their kindness and sympathy shown us
during the illness and death of our dear
sister, Mrs. Mary Roulette; also for
the beautiful floral offerings.
(Jerry Suter married Mrs. Mary
Moten, ancestor of Michelle Obama,
on 26 Dec 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
His marker in Henderson Cemetery near
Sgt. Jerry Sutton Co. E, 55th
U. S. C. Inf.—Darrel Dexter)
Fred Dauksch, formerly proprietor of the Grand Laundry in Cairo, died at his home at Galesburg early Sunday morning. Mr. Dauksch was for many years a resident of Cairo. He was married to Miss Winnie Richardson and besides his widow, he leaves two small sons, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dauksch, of near Olmsted, a sister, Mrs. E. L. Atherton, of Cairo, and four brothers.
The remains arrived in Cairo Tuesday afternoon and were taken to the home of Mrs. Richardson, at 717 Thirty-fourth Street from where they were taken to Beech Grove Cemetery and buried.
(Emmett Atherton married Augusta
Docks on 2 Jun 1896, in Alexander
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Peter Burgess, a prominent and highly respected farmer of this county, passed away at St. Mary's Infirmary at Cairo on Sunday night, at the age of 77 years. Mr. Burgess had been ill for about two years, suffering from paralysis, following an attack of influenza.
Mr. Burgess was born in Macclesleld,
England. He moved to America, Ill., in 1863
and was a resident of that place until last
August, when he moved to Cairo. He is
survived by his wife, two sons, H. G.
Burgess, of Herlinger, Texas, and S. J.
Burgess, of America; two daughters,
Mrs. N. J. Hester and Miss Agatha
Burgess. The funeral was held on Tuesday
afternoon, interment at Beech Grove
We desire to express our deepest gratitude
and sincere appreciation to our friends and
relation for their kind words and deeds of
love and sympathy and for the beautiful
floral offerings during then illness and
death of our precious baby.
Howard Swisshelm, ___ of Mound City, died ___ morning at the home of his parents at Louisville, Ky. The ___ man had been ill since ___ after securing his discharge from the navy about the time the war ended.
Information of his death was received by
William Ba____ Mound City, manager of
___man Veneer & Panel Company. The message
contained no details, however. The young
man's death had been expected ____.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. U. A.
Swisshelm, who ___ resided in this
city, ____ Swisshelm was in charge
___ Inman plant prior to his transfer
to the Louisville office company.
Oscar Loeb, a well-known employee of the Singer plant in Cairo, was accidentally drowned last Monday at the Lewis Sandbar north of this city, while enjoying a picnic party with his family and a number of friends.
Just as to how the accident procured will
probably never be known, but it is thought
that the young man, in diving from a tree
top, must have struck his head on some
obstacle under the water, which knocked him
unconscious and he drowned before his fellow
friends even knew that anything had
Mrs. Joseph Smith, aged 67 years and one of the most esteemed residents of this city, died at her home here last __day morning and on Wednesday afternoon the remains were taken to the Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds where they were laid to rest.
The deceased had ___ been in fairly good health, but a few weeks ago when ___ suffered a paralytic stroke from which she could not recover.
She leaves to mourn her husband, Joseph Smith, three children, Mrs. J. E. ____, Elisha and George Ashw___ of this city.
(Joseph Smith married Mrs. Laura
Ashworth on 22 Dec 1896, in Pulaski Co.,
Thompson married Martha Davis
He is in the 1880 census of Tywappity
Township, Mississippi Co., Mo.:
Wiley Thompson, 40, born in
He is in the 1900 census of Pulaski
Precinct, Pulaski Co., Ill.:
Wiley Thompson, born in 1841
in North Carolina.
He is in the 1910 census of Pulaski
Wiley T. Thompson, 73, born in
He is in the 1920 census of Pulaski
Wiley T. Thompson, 89, born in
marker in Henderson Cemetery near Pulaski
Wiley Thompson died July 27,
1920 Age 80.
Resting in Peace.—Darrel Dexter)
The remains of Thomas Price, one of the Pulaski County boys, who served with the American Army in France, was laid to rest Wednesday afternoon at the family cemetery at Grand Chain with military honors.
More than 200 persons attended the services and 30 or more former soldiers in uniform, members of the Winifred Fairfax Warder Post of the American Legion of Alexander and Pulaski County is acted as pall bearers, firing squad, buglers, and an escort for the body.
Rev. Fr. Reich of the Catholic Church at Grand Chain delivered the services.
(His marker in Price Cemetery reads:
Thomas T. Price Illinois Pvt.,
Emergency Hospital 2, Feb. 15, 1919.—Darrel
Henry Goodlow Carter, one of the old and highly esteemed residents of this city, died last Sunday afternoon at Carbondale, at the Methodist Hospital, where he had been taken for treatment. He was over eighty-two years of age.
Judge Carter was born at Versailles, Ky., March 22, 1838, and when a young lad came to this county, where he has since resided. In the year 1872 he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Brown of St. Louis and to this union were born three children, all of whom have passed away. The only survivors of the deceased are his sister, Mrs. Dora W. Hogan, of Danville, Ill., and his grandson, Wiltz B. Bristoe, who is at present serving with the American forces in Germany.
During the Cleveland Administration, he was appointed postmaster. He was an active member of the Pulaski County bar and at the time of his death was police magistrate.
The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church by Rev. Lockard, pastor of the church and the remains were laid to rest in the Beech Grove Cemetery.
(Daniel Hogan married Dora W.
Carter on 25 May 1876, in Pulaski Co.,
Irma May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Devore, of this city, lies at the St. Mary's Hospital at Cairo in a very dangerous condition, the result of being thrown from an automobile in a collision with an interurban street car Thursday afternoon last on the northern outskirts of Cairo. Martin Bolar, who was in the car with Miss Devore, was slightly bruised.
Witnesses state that the girl was making the turn near the Country Club, preparing to return to the picnic grounds and just as the automobile was on the track, the interurban car, which was hidden from view by a load of hay, struck the machine, completely demolishing it and throwing the occupants to the ground.
(Robert E. Devore married Laura F.
Hughlett on 30 Dec 1889, in Pulaski Co.,
Miss Irma May Devore passed away late Monday evening at the St. Mary’s Hospital at Cairo where she was taken last Thursday afternoon after being in a terrible automobile collision on the Cairo road north of that city, she driving her car into an approaching interurban car.
Miss Devore was a very attractive young lady, eighteen years of age, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Devore of this city, who have been in constant attendance at the bedside up to the time of her death.
The accident occurred last Thursday morning. Miss Devore had driven south to the Beech Ridge road to turn her car around. A wagon with a load of hay obstructed her view of the approaching interurban car, according to the statement of Martin Bolar, who was in the machine with Miss Devore at the time of the accident.
Both occupants of the automobile were thrown about 20 feet and the young man escaped without serious injury.
They were both taken to St. Mary’s Infirmary and it was found that the young girl had sustained a fractured skull. She never regained consciousness, and although the skull was trephanned in an effort to save her life, the operation proved to no avail.
The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church of which she was a member and conducted by Rev. Matthews. Interment at the Beech Grove Cemetery.
(Robert E. Devore married Laura F.
Hughlett on 30 Dec 1889, in Pulaski Co.,
Mrs. M. A. Koonce, of Villa Ridge, 89 years old, mother of Mrs. G. B. Kelly, of Cairo, died at home at 6 o'clock last Friday afternoon. She had been ill three months and had been confined to her bed for the past three weeks.
Besides Mrs. Kelly, she is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Allie Thompson of Mounds, Ill., Mrs. Ida Helman of Villa Ridge, and sons, L. H. Koonce, of Mounds and Elmer of Villa Ridge. She had lived in the vicinity of Villa Ridge nearly all her life and was one of the oldest pioneer residents of Pulaski County. ___ rest last Saturday afternoon.
(M. L. Helman married Ida Koonce
on 22 Jun 1887, in Pulaski Co.,
James Ray Weaver, one of the old residents of this county and for many years a resident of the city of Mounds, died last Monday at his home there after suffering for many weeks with a complication of diseases. He was fifty-seven years of age. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter, all of whom were with him when he passed away.
The deceased a number of years ago was sheriff and collector of Pulaski County, but of late years has been interested in real estate dealings, he being a large property owner in this county.
The remains were taken to his former home
town of Grand Chain, where they were laid to
An item appearing in the Memphis Commercial Appeal tells of the death of Capt. Rees of that city, who was so well known by the residents of this city.
Capt. Rees was the owner of the big steamer Kate Adams, which was on the Marine Ways, here some years back for repairs and during that time many of the younger society set were entertained at different times by Capt. Rees.
He is survived by his wife and one daughter, who reside at Memphis and were with him at the time of his death.
(Robert Street, 28, son of Albert and
Emeline Street, married Mrs. Pharisee
Flernoy Richardson, 24, daughter of
Edenborough Flernoy and Mary
Harris, on 26 Dec 1897, in Pulaski Co.,
One of the most sad accidents ever occurring in this city was on last Friday afternoon, when little Harry, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Baccus, of Upper Main Street, stepped behind their auto as it was being backed from the garage and was instantly killed, the wheels passing over the body and breaking the child's neck. The car was being driven by the child's brother, Paul.
The terrible happening was purely
accidental, as was the verdict by the
coroner’s jury after a complete
investigation. The remains of the little
lad were laid to rest Sunday afternoon at
the Beech Grove Cemetery and the services
conducted by Rev. Matthews, of the
Mrs. Frank Tatum aged about forty-six years, and a highly esteemed resident of this city, died at her home here last Wednesday, after an illness of several weeks.
The funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the residence and the remains were laid to rest in the Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.
She leaves to mourn her death, her husband,
a brother and her niece, Miss Margaret
Brown, of Columbia, Ill.
Mrs. Alice Camel, wife of Richard Camel, died at her home in Johnson City, Illinois, September 24th, 1920, after a long illness.
She leaves to mourn her loss a companion,
three sons and one daughter and several
The deceased was a charter member of the M.
E. Church at Karnak.
(The death mentioned was probably that of
James Flippen.—Darrel Dexter)
(The 15 Oct 1920, issue gives the deceased’s
name as James Flippen.—Darrel
Charles Livesay, one of Mound City's prominent and highly esteemed residents, passed away Sunday night at the ____ Hospital, where the ____ he had been taken for ____ treatment after suffering from a fall at Hendrix L_____ company’s plant in the north part of town.
The accident occurred ___noon while a crew of ____ were rolling some big timber ___ skidway, and Mr. Livesay was assisting them by prying ____ on a long timber. The ____ broke, letting him fall ____ railing and to the ground a distance of about twelve feet falling on his back. He ____ up and rushed to the hospital and X-Ray taken of his ___ and was found necessary to operate at once.
The funeral was held ___day afternoon from
the ___ and the remains laid to rest in
Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds. Rev. Joel
___ conducted the services.
We wish to thank our many friends who so
willingly assisted us during our sad
bereavement, the death of our husband and
father. We also wish to thank the many for
the use of cars, floral offerings and
Friday, 22 Oct 1920:
The funeral of the late Mrs. Porter,
who passed away last Saturday afternoon at
her home in this city, was held Monday at
the Episcopal church here and the services
conducted by Rev. Fr. Keuhn. The
deceased had been a resident of this city
for many years. She leaves as her
survivors, two daughters, Mrs. Frank
Bergman, of this city, and Mrs.
Sandige, of Cleveland, and one son,
Charles, with whom she had lived for many
We wish to extend our thanks to the friends
for the kindness during the illness and
death of our beloved little daughter Violet
Amelia and especially to the dear brothers
of the I. O. O. F. Lodge No. 250, for the
help, kindness and the beautiful floral
James Capoot, one of the old and highly esteemed residents of this city, died at his home here Thursday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock, after suffering from a severe stroke of paralysis with which he was stricken while at his work at the Marine Ways here.
At the time of his death the deceased had reached the age of seventy-eight years. He was an old soldier, having served with the Confederate side during the Civil War.
Mr. Capoot is survived by one son, M.
L. Capoot, stepson, W. T. Jaccard,
and three grandchildren.
(James Capoot married Mrs. Henrietta
Jaccard on 11 Jun 1872, in Pulaski
William T. Jaccard married
Henrietta Stophlett on 25 Oct 1863,
in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Little Violet Amelia Isenberger, the
second and youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
H. B. Isenberger, died at their home
3 miles north of this city Saturday night
after an illness of a few days from a
complication of diseases was 4 years, 2
months and 17 days old, just a sweet baby,
fled to the arms of Jesus to rest on his
bosom of love waiting there to meet the rest
of her loved ones. She leaves to mourn her
loss, her parents and two brothers, one
sister and grandparents and a number of
other relatives. The funeral was held at
the home Monday and the remains laid to rest
in the Beech Grove Cemetery with many
Elmer Cope, aged about 25 years and residing near Dongola, was shot and almost instantly killed early Friday morning at Horse Shoe Lake in Alexander County, while hunting ducks with his cousins, Clyde and Nathan Karraker, of Dongola and A. J. Karraker, of Venago, Neb.
The four fellows were all in a small boat. Cope setting in the rear, when finally a bunch of ducks swung into them and all raised to shoot. In some unknown manner, Cope's gun hung on the side of the boat and was discharged, the full load hitting him in the back of the head. He died before the boat could be gotten to the shore.
The men hurried to Olive Branch and Coroner John Brown and Undertaker Edward Burke of Cairo were summoned. An inquest was held and the body removed to Cairo where it was prepared for burial and sent to his home at Dongola.
The young man is a cousin of Earl Karaker, of this city.
(His marker in Hinkle Cemetery near Dongola
Elmer L. Cope Born April 26,
1895 Died Nov. 5, 1920.
Member U. S. Marines 1918-1919.
The loneliness is hard to bear; The
silence seems to chill us through And
missing him that was so fair, There seems no
joy in all we do.
U. S. American Legion.—Darrel
The body of David Fitzpatrick, colored, who died in France in the early summer of 1919, while a member of the American Expeditionary Forces, arrived in Mound City Sunday from New York and was taken to the undertaking parlors of G. A. James to await burial.
Fitzpatrick went to France early in 1918 with the first draft from Caruthersville, Mo., and was 29 years of age at the time of his death. He died in a U. S. Hospital near Brest, France. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. O. H. Henderson of the Main Street Free Baptist Church and the remains given a military burial at the National Cemetery Monday afternoon.
(David Fitzpatrick Pvt. U.S. Army
Died 17 Mar 1919, and is buried in Section F
grave 4974D at Mound City National
Word was received here last week by Mrs. J. T. Armstrong of the death of her nephew, Russell Taylor, of San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Taylor was a former resident of this city and several years ago moved to Texas, where it was thought his health would be improved by the climate. Besides a number of relatives, the deceased had a large circle of friends here who will mourn his death.
The Mounds News
The Mounds News,
Lottie Benson Wilkinson was
She was married to Hancel A. Wilkinson in November 1887. To this union four children were born, three daughters and one son. One daughter—Martha--died at the age of nine years. Her husband passed on to the other world about three years ago.
The two surviving daughters and son are:
Mrs. Alice Biggerstaff, of
She professed faith in Christ in her
girlhood days and united with the Methodist
Episcopal Church near
“For her to die was gain.”
Funeral services were held in the Methodist
church at Mounds Sunday at , December 27, and the body
laid to rest in Villa Ridge cemetery.
Joseph Perry Lewis (colored), of
Olmstead, died Dec. 24th of
malaria fever at the age of 58 years.
He had been a justice of the peace for many
years and was well known in and around his
home town. Funeral services were held
at Olmstead and burial at
We wish to tender our sincere thanks to the
many kind friends who so graciously and
lovingly served us by acts and words during
the long illness and at the time of the
death of our loving mother, Mrs. Littie
Mrs. Charles Penery
W. J. Poindexter, 24, a switchman in the I. C. yards at this place, died Monday morning from injuries received when he fell beneath a moving car Sunday night at .
There were no eye witnesses to the accident, but it is believed that a broken drawbar was the cause.
He was taken by special train to a
The young man was well known here and had
many warm friends. He joined the army
during the world war and upon receiving his
discharge he secured a position in the
railroad offices here as a clerk and only
took a job switching about three weeks ago.
Engineer J. W. Howard, 42 years old,
J.R. Hendon, of
Howard’s engine, pulling an extra, had crossed the bridge
proceeding north, blinded by the heavy fog
he did not see the switch engine running
The engine from the south was overturned and
the water tank was torn from the switch
engine. Hanson was crushed in
the wreck about the shoulders and hips, but
his condition is not considered serious.
Cobden, Ill., Jan. 14, 1920.—Clarence Rich, a prominent son of Michael M. and Allie E. Otrich Rich, who died of empierna Jan. 7, will be remembered as one of Union County’s first heroes who went down in the world’s greatest war.
Private Rich enlisted in
Through all the fierce fighting he received no wound, but contracted his fatal malady through exposure which the soldiers endured.
Before going to
Funeral services were held at the
(Michael M. Rich married Alice E.
The Mounds News,
Mr. R. Carrico died at his farm home,
northwest of the city Monday morning of
pneumonia. He was one of the county’s
old residents and very prominent in the
In as much as fate has seen fit to remove the son of our beloved brother, J. E. Skyles, from the family circle, be it hereby
Resolved, That Beech Wood Lodge No. 897, brotherhood Railroad Carmen of America, extend their heartfelt sympathy to the father and mother and brothers of the deceased one in their sad bereavement.
And, be it further resolved that a copy of
these resolutions be tendered the family of
the deceased that they may be partly
consoled in their period of distress.
Harry Neistrau, 47 years old, died at
his home near
Henry Moore, 38 years old, died at
his home in Grand Chain Sunday afternoon at . He is survived by his wife and one
child. Deceased was well known around
The Mounds News,
Mary E. Thomas, colored, living on
the John Hawkins farm, about two
miles west of Mounds was burned to death
Tuesday evening when her clothes caught on
fire while at work around a stove. She
was 80 years old and was helpless to save
herself, being alone in the house at the
time. She was attempting to empty
shucks into the stove from her apron when it
caught fire, resulting fatally.
Sarah Ann Holder, wife of N.
Holder, died at her home in Grand Chain
Tuesday morning of internal cancer. She was
76 years old and is survived by her husband
and one daughter, Mrs. Patrick Murphy.
Funeral services were held from the
Christian church Wednesday, interment being
made in the
After a legal fight lasting several weeks,
George Laskowitz, of
and Max B. Kallner, alias
Harry J. Coleman, were arrested in
St. Louis shortly after the robbery and
charged with the crime. They were so
insistent in their denials and made such
strong fights to prevent extradition that
the authorities are convinced they have
under arrest one of the men who murdered
James H. Sitton, at Sandusky December
Although the murder has been a
mystery, many persons saw two men in the
vicinity of Sandusky about the time
Sitton was killed and a series of crimes
Mabel Elizabeth Steers, 22 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Steers, died at the home of her parents, north of America, Thursday morning after an illness of about four weeks.
Funeral services will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment in Beech Grove Cemetery, Undertaker James in charge.
(Stephen A. Steers married Mary E.
Mason on 10 Mar 1897, in Pulaski Co.,
Six tons of nitro glycerin exploded at the Aetna Explosives Company at Fayville, fifteen miles northwest of Mounds, Wednesday afternoon at 2:45, killing four men instantly and injuring one so severely that he died a few hours later.
The concussion of the explosion was felt distinctly here where buildings were shook to their foundations.
According to Superintendent Messersmithe, the explosive, which went up was equivalent to 75,000 pounds of dynamite. That accounts for the severity of the force which was felt for miles around.
The dead men were literally blown to atoms.
Only fragments could be found of them.
A cap lying on the ground near the hole
where the building stood is believed to have
belonged to one of the men.
George Schuler, Jr., 18 months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Schuler, died Thursday evening at 7 o’clock of pneumonia. The little fellow contracted measles and his frail body could not withstand the ravishes of pneumonia, an after result of this dread disease.
The funeral services will be held Saturday
at 2:00 in the M. E. church. Interment in
Beechwood conducted by Cole &
Will Nolte, a former Mounds boy, was found dead on the sidewalk near his parents’ home in St. Louis last Saturday.
Death is supposed to have been caused by drinking wood alcohol.
Young Nolte had been working at his trade of jeweler in Cincinnati and was on a vacation, spent visiting his parents in St. Louis.
His brother, the only remaining member of
the family living here, went to St. Louis
Monday evening to attend the funeral.
Mrs. Mary Catherine Graves, widow of the late Samuel Graves, of Villa Ridge, died at her home in Villa Ridge Monday afternoon. She was 80 years old. Mrs. Graves was born in Mason County, Ky., May 22, came to Pulaski County in 1854, when a girl of 16 years, and was made her home there for the past 64 years.
Only a few of her early acquaintances are living. She is survived by six children, Mrs. Joseph Bour, and F. E. Graves of Villa Ridge, Mrs. W. E. Sheerer, of Mound City, W. O. Graves, of Mounds, Mrs. C. R. Wakeland, of St. Louis, and Mrs. J. W. Bundschuh, of Thermal, Cal. All except the daughter living in California were at their mother’s bedside during her last few hours. Mrs. Bundschuh had recently visited here with her mother.
Funeral services were held from the residence of Joseph Bour, Tuesday at 2 p.m., interment being made in Beech Grove Cemetery, direction of G. A. James, undertaker.
(Samuel Horry Graves married Mary C.
Littlejohn on 20 Oct 1864, in Pulaski
Charles Richard Wakeland
married Nettie Graves on 17 Apr 1895,
in Pulaski Co., Ill.
John Wesley Bundschuh married
Flora Graves on 20 Oct 1897, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The Mounds News,
Friday, 7 May 1920:
James E. Tobin, 71 years old, a pioneer of Pulaski County, died Wednesday afternoon at St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo, after a lingering illness.
Mr. Tobin was early in life one of the most prominent farmers in Pulaski County, his operations being in the vicinity of Villa Ridge, where he raised a large family.
He is survived by a widow and twelve children, Frank, Will, Edgar, Ernest, Mrs. Daisy wife of Ward Cotter, Mrs. Isola Koontz of Mounds, John and Clyde Tobin, of Mounds, and Clarence Tobin, who is in California, Jesse, Bessie and Mrs. Kate Laws, of St. Louis.
Funeral services were held Friday morning from the Catholic church in charge of M. O. Cole, undertaker.
(James Tobin married Amanda M.
Walker on 28 Oct 1883, in Pulaski Co.,
The Mounds News,
Friday, 14 May 1920:
Pat Nordman, 45 years old, colored, was arrested at his home in North Mounds Thursday afternoon by Sheriff Bankson after he had shot and possibly mortally wounded Jerry Meyers, 60 years old, also colored, and his neighbor, following a quarrel.
He used a Winchester repeating rifle and fired four shots into Meyers’ body. Two entered his chest, one his back and the other his thigh.
When the sheriff entered Norton’s house, he found a veritable arsenal. The negro was in bed but by his side were the Winchester and a Marlin rifle and four revolvers, all loaded, and 200 rounds of ammunition.
It is believed fear of the mob, which had surrounded his home, caused him to submit without trouble. His victim is expected to die.
(The 4 June 1920, issue of the newspaper
records the murderer’s name as Pat
After Mrs. Nellie Yosich, 27 years old, told a coroner’s jury in Cairo how she had suffered repeated insults at the hands of her step-father, John Lilley, 53 years old, they deliberated only a few minutes before returning a verdict of justifiable homicide. Mrs. Yosich shot and killed her stepfather near her home on the Redman farm in the Drainage District.
The chain of circumstances which led up to
the killing related in such a
straightforward manner by Mrs. Yosich
that the jury could not fail to believe her
story, was sufficient provocation to warrant
her action, the jurors believed.
The Mounds News,
Friday, 21 May 1920:
Miss Winifred Fairfax Warder’s body will be brought back here from England where she was buried following her death during her service in the American Red Cross. It was learned yesterday by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Warder, who are in Godfrey, Ill., attending a memorial service for Miss Warder, at Monticello Academy.
Burial will be in the family lot at Marion,
Ill., and the funeral will be attended by
members of the Cairo Woman’s Club of which
she was a member and the local post of the
American Legion which bears her name.—Cairo
We wish to extend our grateful thanks to all
those kind friends who so graciously aided
us during the illness and at the sad hour of
bereavement, when our death and beloved
father passed from our midst.
Especially do we wish to thank those for
their beautiful floral offerings and those
who furnished machines for our service.
We take this method of extending thanks to
the many friends who, during the recent
illness and death of Mrs. Mary E.
Roulette, wife and mother, for their
numerous acts of kindness and
thoughtfulness. We also wish to thank
them for the beautiful flowers which came to
brighten an hour of gloom, and for other
expressions of sympathy.
An unidentified man was killed south of the viaduct in the I. C. yards Saturday night. He was picked up by the train crew and taken to the James undertaking rooms.
Nothing was found on his person to identify
Pat Northern, colored, who shot and killed Jerry Meyers, in North Mounds on May 13, died in the county jail at Mound City Monday evening, where he had been confined awaiting action of the grand jury.
His death was the result of a complication
of diseases. The remains were brought
to Mounds by Cole-Hartwell
Undertakers and prepared for shipment to his
brother in Toone, Tenn.
Hillard Woods, colored, 16 years old, was shot and killed Wednesday night by Leo Kenneson, 22, in the new building just being completed in the rear of Smother’s Cafe.
It is understood that the boy and man got into an altercation during a crap game in progress, however, information is meager and the actual facts of the murder are not obtainable.
has made his get-away and it is questionable
whether he will ever be apprehended.
Royal Vertie Adams, 31 years old, a switchman, received fatal injuries near the Illinois Central station at Belleville at 8 p.m. last Saturday, when he was run over by a southbound freight train. Both of his legs were severed at the knees. He died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville at 2 a.m. Sunday.
Adams was on his way to Dongola to join his family, whom he had sent back home after he was laid off of his job as switchman at St. Elmo, and was riding with the crew of the train.
He was found by some boys attracted by his
groans, lying alongside of the tracks and
removed to the hospital where he died.
When found Adams was conscious. He said that he had started to walk on top of the slowly moving train which suddenly gave a jerk and he missed his footing and fell between the cars. As he struck the ground, he attempted to pull himself out from under the train, but had only moved a few inches when caught under the wheels
He lost consciousness on the way to the hospital.
On Adams’ person was found $37.50 in cash and a check for $9. From the check his name and St. Ilmo address were obtained.
Mrs. Adams was in Mounds at the time of the fatal accident visiting at home of her brother-in-law, and she with his brothers, Walter and Ed, went to Belleville to make arrangements for bringing the remains to Dongola for burial.
Adams was born in Union County, January 12, 1889. In 1910
he was married to Bessie Spect.
He leaves his wife and one daughter, Lova,
13 years old and one son, Fred, 8 years old.
He also is survived by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin Adams, of Dongola, and
four brothers Walter, Oscar, Edward and
Mildred Mary Galbraith the little
4-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Galbraith, died Saturday evening at
the home of her parents. Funeral
services were held Monday evening, conducted
by Rev. O. F. Culver. Interment
at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Mary Ellen Kalaher, 37 years old,
died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. A. A.
Light, Saturday evening. Funeral
services were held at the Baptist church,
conducted by Rev. Turner of Cairo.
Interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Word was received here Monday of the death at Santa Fe, New Mexico, of Richard N. Finch, formerly an engineer on the Illinois Central out of Mounds, and a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Aldred.
The remains are being brought to Mounds for burial by his wife and are expected to arrive here some time tomorrow.
W. G. Bard met the party at El Paso, Texas.
(Henry O. Aldred married Sarah E.
McClellan on 3 Dec 1882, in Pulaski Co.,
Seven lives were snuffed out and two possibly fatally injured last Sunday when an Illinois Central train hit a machine near Franklin, Ind., driven by Will Litherland, in which he, his wife and five children, his wife’s cousin and her little son were riding.
Local color is given to the disaster from the fact that Litherland was well known here and that two of his sisters, Mrs. Robert Ent and Mrs. W. H. Hammett, live in Mounds, and one of the children was here visiting her aunty at the time the accident occurred.
Two of the Litherland boys are still
living, but one of them has only slight
chances of recovery.
Mr. Litherland leaves three sisters, Mrs. Robert Ent, and Mrs. W. H. Hammett, both of this city, and Mrs. A. J. Burnhardt, of Vicksburg, Miss. All of them attended the funeral at Nashville, Ind., the home of the family, which was held last Tuesday.
(Robert Ent married Edith
Litherland on 29 Aug 1899, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Officials of St. Louis working on the suspicion that Will Nolte had lost his life by being struck by an automobile, and did not die as the cause of drinking wood alcohol, as was erroneously reported, have unearthed evidence to substantiate their contention.
The young man with a companion was picked up
in the streets of St. Louis early last
spring unconscious and the report was sent
out that they had been drinking alcohol.
At a coroner’s inquest of the body of young
Nolte it was found after an autopsy
that his stomach had no signs of liquor of
any kind, but that his skull was fractured,
and on this evidence the department of
police has been working to apprehend the
driver of the car that struck the boys.
(The name should be Edith Litherland.—Darrel
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our
friends and neighbors and especially Rev.
Mr. Turner, for their kind offices
during the hours of our sad bereavement when
our sister and niece, Mary Ellen Kalaher
was called to her maker. For the many
beautiful floral offerings we feel grateful.
The remains of Richard Finch, a former engineer on the Illinois Central railroad here, who died at Santa Fe, New Mexico, were bought to this place last Saturday, accompanied by his wife and two children and laid at rest in Beech Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Local Lodge of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Rev. O. F. Culver, pastor of the M. E. church officiating at the services held at the home of W. G. Bard, brother-in-law of deceased.
The pall bearers were: J. L. Harrington, of Jackson, Tenn., J. W. Anderson, of Mayfield, Ky., Alex Deeslie, S. L. Atherton, A. C. Burr and T. Summers.
J. E. Green officiated in the service at the cemetery for the engineers.
Mr. Finch is survived by his wife and
two sons, his mother, Mrs. H. N. of Martin,
Tenn., and four brothers and four sisters,
all of whom were here to attend the funeral.
Ernest LeRoy, the 3-month-old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Guy, of South McKinley Avenue, died Wednesday morning at 6:45 after an illness of over two weeks suffering with paralysis of the bowels.
The little fellow had been in delicate health since birth.
Funeral services were held at the residence Thursday morning conducted by Rev. Harry Lee Spencer, assisted by Rev. O. F. Culver.
Interment in the New Hope Cemetery north of
Leo Kinninson, colored, who shot and
killed Hillard, another colored boy,
in Bailey’s pool room here in Mounds
June 9th, was arrested in Toledo,
Ohio, last week and turned over to the
authorities of Pulaski County, and is now in
jail at Mounds City awaiting action of the
Richard Newton Finch was born the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry N. Finch. Died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Saturday, June 26, 1920, aged 40 years, 2 months and 18 days.
Had been in declining health for the past year and had gone to several places with the hope of benefit.
Was a member of Division No. 93, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers of Jackson, Tenn., where he resided for the past fourteen years.
At the time of his death he was a valued employee of the Illinois Central Railroad, in his chosen work, in the capacity of engineer.
In his youth he united with the Baptist Church in which he held membership until his death.
On December 25, 1905, he was united in marriage to Miss T. Olive Aldred of Mounds, Ill., who with two sons, Richard Newton, Jr., and M. Aldred survive.
He also leaves father, mother, four sisters
and five brothers, and many other relatives
We wish to express our thanks and
appreciation for the kindness and sympathy
extended us in the recent sad loss of our
husband, father, son and brother, Richard
Besides her husband, four children survive
her: Mrs. E. B. Miller, of
Muskagee, Okla., Ebb Moore, of
Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. J. Robertson, of
Cabool, Mo., and Mrs. J. R. Weaver,
(Charles W. Dunsworth married Mrs.
Mary Moore, daughter of Cyrus
Braden and Dicy Davis, on 28 Apr
1879, in Union Co., Ill.
Her marker in I. O. O. F. Cemetery at
Mary E. Dunsworth
Ernest LeRoy Guy was born April 25, 1920. He was transplanted to the heavenly garden Wednesday morning, July 14, aged 2 months, and 19 days.
Little Ernest was loaned to us but a short
time, but his presence brought only
We wish to extend our grateful thanks for
the kindness shown us during the illness and
death of our dear baby, also do we wish to
show our appreciation for the many beautiful
Leo Kinnison, colored, who shot and killed Hillard, another colored boy, here in Mounds several weeks ago, was indicted by the grand jury Monday and plead guilty to the charge of murder. Judge Hartwell sentenced him to 15 years in the penitentiary.
After Kennison killed Hillard
he made his escape, but was arrested several
weeks later in Toledo, Ohio, a fine piece of
work done out of Sheriff Bankson’s
office worthy of the highest praise.
Brother Henry Goodloe Carter was born in Versailles, Kentucky, March 22nd, 1838, departed this life at Carbondale, Illinois, August 1st at 1 p.m. 1920, aged 82 years, 4 months and 9 days. He was the oldest child of Judge George W. Carter, one of the pioneer settlers of Pulaski County, who moved here from Woodford County, Kentucky, in 1860. In 1872 he married Miss Margaret Brow of St. Louis, Mo. To this union was born three children, all of whom have passed away. Out of the three promising grandchildren, only one is now living, Wiltz B. Fristoe.
Brother Carter was a lawyer by
profession. He served as postmaster
during Cleveland’s second
administration. At the time of his death he
was still a useful man, filling the office
of police magistrate.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday
afternoon at the First Baptist Church by
Rev. H. E. Lockard and remains laid
to rest in the Beech Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Koonce, who died August 6th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Helman, near Villa Ridge, Ill., were held at the Congregational church in Villa Ridge Sunday afternoon by her pastor Rev. Richards. Interment was made at Villa Ridge cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret Koonce was born April 18th, 1831, in Pennsylvania. She was married to N. N. Koonce in 1854 in Greenville, Ill. and ten children were born to them, five of whom survive her. They are L. H. Koonce, Mrs. T. A. Thomason, of Mounds, Mrs. G. B. Kelly, of Cairo, and Mrs. Ida Helman and E. J. Koonce, of Villa Ridge, Ill. Her husband passed away on March 8th, 1906.
She leaves 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
(Nicolas N. Koonce married Margaret
A. Phillips on 21 Nov 1854, in Bond
M. L. Helman married Ida
Koonce on 22 Jun 1887, in Pulaski Co.,
Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at
Villa Ridge reads:
Mother Koonce 1831-1920.
The Mounds News,
Friday, 20 Aug 1920:
The funeral of James R. Weaver, 67 years old, one of Pulaski County’s pioneer residents and prominent in business and politics 0f the county, who died at his home on North Oak Street Monday morning at 2:30 o’clock was held from the family residence Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. O. H. Culver. Interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Weaver had suffered for several months past with cirrhosis of the liver and his friends and family were expecting his death at any hour for several weeks
He is survived by his wife and small child
and his daughter, Mrs. Susie Kaiser
of Duluth, Minn.
The Mounds News,
Friday, 27 Aug 1920:
(The 3 Sep 1920, issue refers to her
as Mrs. Vowels.—Darrel Dexter)
We desire to extend our sincere thanks to
our many friends for the sympathy and
kindness shown us in the loss of our dear
mother and grandmother. Especially do
we wish to thank the minister and choir.
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to
our friends and neighbors for the kindness
and sympathy shown us during our sad
bereavement in the death of our infant
child. We also express thanks for the
beautiful floral offerings.
Special officer for the I. C. Railroad Duncan at this place on Tuesday, shot and killed negro boy in the yards here, who with others was attempting to steal a ride.
It is alleged that Duncan ordered the boys from the yards when they started shooting. The special officer retaliated with the result as stated above.
Duncan was arrested by Sheriff Bankson and placed under
$5,000 bond to skate the action of the grand
The Mounds News,
Friday, 29 Oct 1920:
Charles John Schuling, the 6-year-old
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Travers,
Sr., died of diphtheria at their home on Oak
Street Wednesday morning. The funeral
was held private and services at the grave
were conducted by Fr. James Downey of
St. Patrick’s Church.
Clara Lee, the little five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Regan, their only child, a bright winsome little girl, died last Saturday morning after a short illness.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church where the child attended Sunday school, Monday, conducted by Rev. O. F. Culver. Interment being made in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Among the beautiful floral offerings was a
wreath from the members of her Sunday school
John Hogan, about 28 years old, a
farm hand employed on the Pendleton
farm north of town, was killed by No. 51, a
southbound fast freight, just outside of the
north yards, Saturday about 4 o’clock.
The body was taken to Cole’s undertaking rooms, where it was held until Monday for relatives to claim it.
It looked like a case of suicide, judging
from the story of the engineer that he
deliberately stepped onto the track in front
of the engine, but those who knew the man
can call to mind no reason why he should
take his own life.
M. Easterday, 80 years old, father of E. P. Easterday, circuit clerk of Pulaski County, died at his home in Cairo, Monday morning.
Mr. Easterday had been a resident of Cairo for over 50 years and was at one time active in business circles in that city.
Funeral services were held from the home
Wednesday, interment being made in Beech
Mrs. J. J. Carson, of North Delaware,
was found dead in her home on Tuesday
morning at 10:45 by her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Thurman Carson, who had stopped
at the house on the way to town.
A coroner jury found that the lady came to her death from heart failure.
Mrs. Carson was apparently in good health when left by her husband in the morning when he went to work.
The deceased is survived by her husband and one son and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the Congregational church Thursday under the auspices of the local Rebeccah Lodge.
(Jesse J. Carson married Georgia A.
Spence on 1 Sep 1886, in Pulaski Co.,
We wish to extend our very grateful thanks
for the many words of condolence and acts of
kindness tendered us at the time of our
trying trouble, especially do we wish to
thank those good neighbors for the use of
their cars and for the many beautiful floral
Georgia Ann Carson, was born July 21st, 1853, at Olmstead, Illinois, and died at Mounds, Illinois December 7th, 1920, aged 67 years, 6 months and 17 days.
She was married to Jesse J. Carson September 1st, 1886. Three children were born to this union: Thurman, Gertrude, and Clyde. Gertrude and Clyde have preceded her.
She is survived by her husband, Jesse J. Carson, one son, Thurman, two grandchildren, Wilda and Anna Carson, two sisters, Henrietta and Matilda Clanton and one brother, Albert Spence.
She moved to Mounds in 1897 and has lived in Pulaski County all her life.
She was a member of the Congregational church, the Order of Eastern Star and was Past Noble Grand of the Rebeccah Lodge of Mounds.
She was a devoted wife and mother and a good
neighbor and to know her was to love her.
Lewis Clanton married Matilda
Spence on 2May 1867, in Pulaski Co.,
W. T. Clanton, son of Jackson
Clanton and Henrietta Spence,
married Estella E. Waterman on 31 Dec
1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The Ullin Times
The Ullin Times, Friday, 13 Feb 1920:
Word has been received of the death of Anderson Durham, Jr. He died a few months ago. His wife died about a year ago. (Lime Kiln)
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Crite is very ill at this writing.
The infant of Mr. Lackey was laid to rest in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery Friday. (Perks)
Miss Grace Zella Evans departed this life Saturday morning, May 9, about 7 o’clock, suffering a dreaded malady for more than ten months. Was born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans, Feb. 18, 1904, being 16 years, 2 months and 29 days of age. She professed a hope in the blessed Christ at the age of 13. I school, she was jovial, but kind and was loved by teacher and pupils. She leaves to mourn their loss, father, mother, sister, grandmother, two aunts, a nephew and niece. Warren and Edith Henderson, cousins and a host of friends.
Having lingered for more than ten months, took very ill Monday, Mary 3rd, and desired very much to see all the folks. Her friends and relations came. Shaking hands with them, she told them as she had previously told her father, that she was going to leave them and asked them to meet her in Heaven. Papa tried to impress her that she would soon be better and on the road to final recovery. Her answer so, I may get better this time, but must leave you. When the Lord calls, I am ready for I am going to Heaven The friends having gone one into another room, she called Papa to her bed and asked him to have the people return to her room, for she wasn’t satisfied. When all had re-entered, she exclaimed, “All who mean to meet me in heaven show it by the uplifted hand.” She seemed pacified. In her next conversion she said that all the people had been kind and had done much for her. “Oh, how I love them.” She also mentioned Mesdames Rogers, Lottie Henderson and Opal Johnson as her stand Byers (sacred friends) and was so thankful. When dying, she called Mama and Papa and said, “I am so sleepy, I can’t hardly keep my eyes open.” Shortly she called Papa again, but was too weak to finisher thoughts. Then the end came.
Gone but not lost. Let us strive to meet her. Prepare to stand the test. On the day of consummation, in Heavens of rest.
The memorial services Monday was one to be remembered. Rev. Britt, of Cairo, officiated. The testimony left by the deceased was one of momentary interest. The parents of this dear girl should feel proud that they have a hand in framing her spiritual life. HHer testament should be instantly on the lips of each boy and girl with whom he had so pleasurefully associated.
Our folks are grateful to the undertaker for his courteous service.o:p>
(Her marker in Ullin Cemetery reads: Grace Daughter of T. & F. Evans Born Feb. 18, 1904 Died May 8, 1920. Gone but not forgotten.—Darrel Dexter)
The Ullin Times, Friday, 28 May 1920:
Mrs. Eliza (Potter) Wright was born near Caledonia, Pulaski County, Ill., Oct. 7, 1861, and departed this life May 14, 1920. She was married to F. F. Wright, June 25, 1885. She was the mother of eight children, two sons and six daughters, three daughters having preceded her. Mrs. Wright was converted in 1902. SShe died suddenly at Illmo, Mo., where she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Della Tucker. The body was brought to Hiram Wright’s home and the funeral services were conducted at Mt. Zion Church Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. S. Albrecht, of Ullin. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery at that place. She leaves to mourn her departure her children, Mr. William Potter, Mrs. Della Tucker, Mrs. Flora Herrin, Mr. Pete Wright and Miss Leola Wright, and other relatives and friends.
(F. F. Wright married Louisa Potter on 25 Jun 1885, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The Ullin Times, Friday, 16 Jul 1920:
& The remains of Duard Britt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Britt, were laid to rest in Cache Chapel Cemetery Sunday afternoon, July 11th.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hallam in the church yard, the house not being large enough to accommodate he crowd of relatives and friends who came to pay their last respects to the dead boy. The floral tributes were beautiful and many.
Duard came to his untimely death through the kick of a mule.
The accident occurred four weeks previous to his death. He was injured internally and his sufferings were intense, but his patience and his resignation to the Lord’s will was a beautiful and wonderful lesson to all who were with him.
He was a beloved member of the Cache Chapel Sunday School and accepted the Lord as his Savior while on his bed of affliction.o:p>
We extend our deepest sympathy to his parents, his brothers and sister and other loved ones and we want to say that we shall surely miss him.
((His marker in Cache Chapel Cemetery near Ullin reads: Deward Britt Born Aug. 4, 1905 Died July 9, 1920 Aged 14 Ys., 11 Ms., & 5 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
The remains of the little two-and-one-half-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Guy, of Mounds, was laid to rest in the New Hope Cemetery Thursday.
The death angel visited the home of Henry and Clara Adams at Marianna, Ark., and took one of their dear little sons. Arnold Victor Adams was born at Grand Chain, Ill., March 13, 1916, departed this life at Marianna, Ark., Aug. 27, 1920, of congestion, age 4 years, 5 months and 14 days. He leaves to mourn his departure, his father mother, one sister, Helen, and two brothers, Edward and Clyde, one grandmother, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a dear, sweet little child and will surely be missed. HHe was loved by everyone that knew him, but he is at rest in his Saviour’s arms, where we hope some day to meet all our loved ones. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Mr. and Mrs. Adams are well known around Grand Chain and Perks, having lived at both places quite a while. Mrs. Adams is a sister of Mrs. John W. Smith, of the Friendship neighborhood.
Mr. William Adams was called to Arkansas last week by the death of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Henry Adams. Mrs. Adams was a former resident of this place.
Mrs. Elm__ Wright and son, Glen, and Mrs. Lewis Albright attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Palmer at Mounds, Wednesday.