and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers
The Pulaski Enterprise
20 Jan. - 8 Dec. 1922
Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois
Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter
John A. Lewis, harness maker by trade
and a resident of Grand Chain for many
years, died Saturday of apoplexy. Deceased
was 74 years of age and leaves a wife and
several children, all of the latter being
married. Funeral was held Monday,
Undertaker G. A. James, of this city,
having charge. The Masonic lodge aided as
Albert Mowery, charged with the murder of Arthur Brown, an aged hermit, at his home near Perks, in this county last October 18, was convicted of the charges in circuit court at Mound City and was sentenced to serve a life tem in the penitentiary.
At the conclusion of the Mowery
trial, court was adjourned until Monday,
Deputy Sheriff James Wilson escorted
Albert Mowery and George Marr
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Grogan, who reside
in the Hough cottage on
George Durden, convicted of murder
and sentenced to life in the penitentiary at
the January term of the circuit court of
Robert White, of Ullin, a constable,
who fell under a train at Wetaug, January 6th,
and who lost his right leg, while attempting
to board the train, died Monday at the
Mrs. Ollie Harris, mother of Mrs.
Clyde Murphy, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. T. L. Fandree, in
Mrs. Harris was born in
short funeral services as held at the
Sunday afternoon by Rev. H. P. Hames,
rector of the Church of the Redeemer, of
which she was a member, and the body was
John A., son of Lemual and Hannah Lewis,
was born in
He became a member of the Congregational Church of Grand Chain in 1896, and on removing to Carrier Mills he took a membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church of that city, uniting again with the Congregational Church of Grand Chain on his return to that place, and was a faithful and honored member of that church when God called him to his place in the church triumphant in that Heavenly Land.
Surviving Mr. Lewis are: his beloved wife, his brother, Rev. Tennyson Lewis, of Charlottesville, Ind., a minister of the Friends Church; three sons, Arthur Clayton Lewis, of Carrier Mills; Harley W. Lewis, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Hiram C. Lewis, of Carrier Mills; four daughters, Mrs. Flora B. Davis, of West Frankfort, Ill., Mrs. Lizzie T. Merchant, of Grand Chain, Mrs. Iva L. Davis, of Carrier Mills, and Mrs. Ruth H. Roach, of Levings, besides ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The annual meeting of the Congregational
Church of Grand Chain was held in
December, just after Mr. Lewis was
taken sick and although he was not able to
be present, the esteem in which he was held
by his fellow church members was evidenced
by his election to the highest place of
honor in the church, being made a member of
the Board of Deacons. In the years to come
where the power of the Gospel of Christ has
transformed this work into the
(John Lewis married Lina Calvin
John L. Brandt, age 87, died at St. Mary's Infirmary at Sunday morning from the effects of a fall a week ago in which he sustained a dislocated hip. Mr. Brandt was a veteran of the Civil War and had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for many years. The aged man, it is said, had no living descendants. Mrs. W. T. Parker, with whom he lived, was an adopted daughter.
Funeral services were conducted at Tuesday afternoon at the
First M. E. Church, Rev. J. B. Cummins
officiating and burial was at
(John L. Brandt married Maria T.
Rumor That He Had Been Poisoned by Eating Candy Was Dispelled by Dr. O. T. Hudson
Pet Graham, 64 years old, a bachelor who lived with his brother, Clinton Graham, 60, also bachelor, on a farm two miles north of America, in Pulaski County, was stricken Saturday afternoon and died at 2 o'clock Sunday morning under circumstances, which caused the rumor to be spread that he had been poisoned. Dr. I. N. Hudson, of Mounds, coroner, who was called upon the treat Graham Saturday night, stated, however, that Graham’s death was due to apoplexy and that there was no indication of poisoning.
Graham, who has lived on the farm for many years, walked to
Father Joseph Reich, formerly pastor
of the Catholic Church at Grand Chain, was
indicted Wednesday morning by the circuit
court grand jury in
The grand jury began its probe into the
circumstances surrounding the death of
It was understood that Father Reich,
who has been in charge of the Grand Chain
parish for a number of years, was recently
transferred to a western parish. He was
believed to have gone to Michigan for a
visit before assuming his new duties.
William Tally, 49 years old, died
Friday night, from a complication of
diseases of an influenza and pneumonia
nature. He had been employed as cook at the
St. Charles Hotel for the past 17 years and
was active as a minister of the Church of
God. He leaves a wife and one daughter, who
reside at Clayton, Mo. The funeral was held
Sunday from the new church, which he had
diligently worked to establish, and his was
the first burial from this house of
worship. Interment took place at the Beech
Grove Cemetery with Undertaker G. A.
James in charge.
Mrs. Lela Calhoun, formerly a
resident of this city, died at the Anna
hospital at 11 o'clock Friday night. She
was an attendant at the institution and had
undergone an operation for gallstones to
which she succumbed. She is survived by one
daughter. Burial took place at Grand Chain,
her former home.
N. A. Devore, age 79 years, died at his home in Mound City Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock from pneumonia. He was born in Cairo and was one of the oldest residents of this city. Mr. Devore was a Civil War veteran and before retiring about three years ago was engineer at the shipyards, serving in that capacity for about forty years. Besides the widow, he is survived by five sons, Robert, of San Pedro, California; Nick, of Vicksburg, Miss.; Andrew, Charles, and Casey, of this city; and two daughters, Ella Devore and Mrs. Jeff McClure, and a large number of grandchildren. Funeral services were held from St. Mary's Catholic Church in this city Friday morning and the interment took place at Beech Grove Cemetery.
(Nicholas A. Devore married Mary M.
Worth on 9 Nov 1862, in Pulaski Co.,
Nicholas A. Devore married
Sarah Ann Grover on 27 Dec 1864, in
Alexander Co., Ill.
Sgt. Nicholas A. Devore, 20,
born in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill., enlisted
in Co. C, 130th Illinois Infantry
on 8 Aug 1862, and was transferred to Co. H,
77th Illinois Infantry.—Darrel
Thomas W. Turner, age 76 years, a well known colored citizen of this city, died Monday morning at 6:30. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and interment took place in the National Cemetery Thursday afternoon.
(Thomas Turner, private, U. S. Army,
died 6 Mar 1922, and was buried in Section
F, grave 4950B, in Mound City National
Little Bethyl James, the 6-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. James,
passed to the great beyond, this Friday
morning at 1 o'clock after a week's
illness. After all the careful nursing and
skillful medical attention, the little on
succumbed to the fatal disease, and the home
has been deprived of a bright and beautiful
little girl. The family has the sympathy of
the entire community in their sad
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Youngblood, who reside at Marion, have been bereaved in the death of their 5-year-old daughter, Mary Alene, who died last week from scarlet fever. The body was brought here Friday evening and the funeral was held Saturday morning. Burial taking place in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Undertaker G. A. James was in charge.
Rev. W. J. Ward, pastor of the
Baptist Church, conducted the funeral
Mrs. Ellen Conlan, age 76 years, died
Saturday night at 11:30 at the St. Mary's
Infirmary in Cairo. She had been suffering
with kidney trouble for some time and had
entered the hospital for treatment a month
ago. She leaves a son, John Conlon,
and four grandchildren, three boys and one
Mr. Miller was in the prime of his
manhood, recently passing his 25th
birthday. He leaves a wife and child and
the parents, three brothers and one sister
and a host of friends to mourn his
Mary Alene, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Youngblood, of Marion, passed
away at her home March 7th, of
diphtheria, age 5 years. The remains were
brought down form Marion Friday night. Rev.
Ward, of this city, conducted a brief
funeral service at the cemetery. The family
formerly resided in this city and have
relatives and friends here, all of whom
sympathize with the bereaved mother and
One man killed, another severely injured and three others received slight injuries Tuesday afternoon when a Ford car, containing the quintet, driven at a terrific rate of speed up Main Street and over the north levee toppled over into the water on several boats that were tied to the levee slope.
The car was driven by Charles Burkland, the owner, and contained James O'Sullivan, Morris Krietner, Daniel Hurley, and John Yocious. O'Sullivan received a severe protuberance on the side of his head and it is thought that he became caught by the boats or was pinned under the car, as the curtains were fastened and the car was submerged in the back water.
Burkland was badly hurt, one ear being almost severed. He was removed to his room and given medical attention and Wednesday afternoon he was removed to St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo.
Hurley, Krietner and Yocious were able to extricate themselves from the water and wreckage, but it was only through the prompt help from Hurley that Burkland was rescued.
The coroner, Dr. O. T. Hudson of Mounds, conducted an inquest and postponed it for several days owing to several of the witnesses unable to appear.
James O'Sullivan was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry O'Sullivan, and was 26 years of age, having been born and reared in this city. He was a ship carpenter by trade and had been employed at the Marine Ways.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry O'Sullivan, of this city, two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Elder, of Louisville, and Mrs. E. C. McKinney, of Memphis and one brother, Dan, of Chicago.
The funeral services were held from St. Mary's Catholic Church Thursday morning at 8 o'clock. Father Charles Fenney extending the rites of the church. Interment in the Catholic cemetery near Mounds. His brother, Daniel, of Chicago, and sister, Mrs. McKinney, of Memphis, arrived to attend the funeral.
(Jeremiah O’Sullivan married Sarah J.
Bray on 12 Apr 1882, in Pulaski Co.,
Mrs. Virginia Drake, age 75, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Read, at Marion, at 9 o'clock Wednesday night. The remains arrived last night over the Big Four and the funeral will be held this afternoon. Mrs. Drake has been a resident of this city for many years and leaves a large family to mourn her demise.
(James Q. R. Drake married Virginia
Craycraft on 15 Mar 1863, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The following article was clipped from an Indianapolis paper and will be of interest to many of the older residents of Mound City as Mr. Kellogg was a former resident of this city some years ago, being the foreman of the Meyers Stave Factory.
Funeral services for W. L. Kellogg, a retired manufacturer of wood working machinery, who died yesterday at his home, 1928 Ashland Avenue, of a complication of diseases, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the funeral parlor of Ragsdale and Price, 1219 North Alabama Street. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Kellogg was 89 years old and had
lived in Indianapolis nearly all his
life. He was a member of the Knights of
Pythias having joined the order in
Lafayette, where he resided for a short
time. Two children survive him, a son, W.
R. Kellogg, who lives at the Ashland
Avenue home, and a daughter, Mrs. Grace
Perrin, of Connorsville.
Mrs. James Wright, of near Villa
Ridge, suffered a stroke of paralysis,
following a lingering illness and passed
away Friday at her home. Deceased was 51
years of age. The funeral service was held
from the home of Joe Bour, in Valley
Recluse Sunday. Rev. G. A. Tucker
conducted the funeral services and interment
taking place in Beech Grove Cemetery.
G. A. James was in charge of
Charles Wedgewood, age 64, an old resident of this county, dropped dead at his home in Valley Recluse, Saturday evening. He had been plowing and was in the act of unharnessing the mules, when he was stricken. He leaves a widow and three stepchildren, two sons, and one daughter, Mrs. H. G. Isenberger. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday. Rev. S. J. Burgess conducting the service. Burial taking place in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Undertaker G. A. James was in charge.
(A. F. Wedgewood married Mrs. Luella Curren on 14 Dec 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
GIRL ACCIDENTALLY SHOT WHILE AT PLAY
A sad accident occurred Saturday afternoon at the home of William Price, near Levings, when Lorena Jenelle Reichert, the 8-year-old daughter of F. J. Reichert, of Grand Chain, was fatally shot. As related to us, the Reichert girl had gone to the Price home for a party of little folks and while there, the 15-year-old son, Elmer Weese, came in and threw his coat down containing a revolver. A younger brother came in and securing the gun snapped it at the little girl, the bullet killing her instantly. The lad was so frightened that he ran away, but he has been exonerated from all blame.
Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning from the Catholic church in Grand Chain, Father B. H. Moorman, conducting the service. Burial taking place in the Catholic cemetery near Grand Chain, G. A. James of this city, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
(A marker in St. Catherine Cemetery at Grand
(His marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery
Elmer E. Womack
We take this method to thank the many
friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted
us in the last illness and death of our
beloved husband, father, son and
brother. Also for the beautiful floral
offering. When sad hours like this come to
you, may you have the same kindness and love
shown you as has been ours.
Truly it was a most sorrowful occasion, owing to the manner in which the little one met death. Having attended a party for little folks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Price, of Levings, Saturday and while deep in the fun of a childish game, a revolver shot was fired by the hands of the four-year-old Weece baby, child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Weece, of Grand Chain. The baby had found the revolver in the coat pocket of an older brother. Lorene was instantly killed by a bullet entering the back of the head and coming out almost through the skin over the eye. The parents were immediately notified of the accident and the body was taken to the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Reichert, after the inquest was held.
The accident occurring Saturday should be a
warning to all parents. Keep fire arms in a
place safe from the hands of children. Let
us show our sympathy for the bereaved
parents, not only by kind words and
sympathizing tears, but by an act that
proves beyond doubt just how deep is our
sympathy, by starting a "Destroy a Revolver
Week" and make a clean sweep, allowing no
one but qualified officers possessing of
one. Who knows, it may be your little one
Elmer Elsworth Womack, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Womack, was born in Elizabethtown, Ill., March 6, 1883, and departed this life April 20, 1922, being 39 years, 1 month and 14 days of age.
He was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Berry, March 17, 1915. There were three sons born to this union, James Lemer, Douglas Warner, and Elsworth Berry, all of whom survive him together with his wife, both his parents, his brother, James, Mesdames Carrie Wilson, Lelia Douglas and Annie Douglas, of Karnak, D. E. Rose, his uncle of Mauntie, Ill., who was with him the last hour. Two sisters, Mesdames Maud Alleman and Bera Shields, of Elwood, S.D., a brother, C. E. Womack, of Truman, Ark., and a host of friends to mourn their loss.
He was honored by having some childhood friends from Pope and Saline counties attending the last sad rites.
The great interest manifested by the kindness, solicitude and loving helpfulness of his host of friend attest to the great esteem in which he was held. He will be sadly missed for many days in the community in which he lived.
Funeral services were held Saturday April 22. Short services were held at the home at 12:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. C. F. Corzine, of Cairo, and at the M. E. church at Karnak by Rev. Corzine, assisted by the pastor, Rev. Morgan.
Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery at
Yet duty calls away,
We hope to meet some day.
Yet hope to meet again.
Our love will still remain.
Louis E. Keeler, 51 years old,
resident of Mound City until 10 years ago
and for many years an engineer on the
steamer Cora Bell, died suddenly at
his home in Demopolis, Ala., Wednesday. The
remains will arrive in Mound City today and
will be taken to the home of his sister,
Mrs. T. J. Kinney. Funeral
arrangements have not been made. His wife
and sister are his only surviving relatives.
Welling Adams, negro, age 22, shot
his father, Isom Adams, an elderly
farmer at their home Friday night near Villa
Ridge and was himself shot at ____ __k
Saturday morning ___ attacked Deputy Sheriff
Bird Weaver was called from labor to reward Saturday night, April 5th, 1922, at 9 p.m. at the age of 65 years, 7 months, and 11 days. He was born in Margum, Culbert County, Ala., September 1, 1856. He had been very poorly for the past six months, finally growing worse until his death.
He professed a hope in Christ four weeks before the end came, telling his friends about it, over which was much rejoicing. He had not walked for nine days. On the day of his death, he walked over the house. His wife questioned him about it and he said he was walking with Jesus.
He had been a member of the county commissioners. At his death he was precinct committeeman. He was a loving husband, kind father, a good citizen, and beloved by all who knew him. He leaves an affectionate wife, one daughter, one son, one brother, two sisters, and host of relatives and friends to mourn for him.
To see him we must meet him in heaven, where
there will be no parting.
The family desires to thank all persons who so kindly assisted them in their bereavement.
(Bird Weaver married Ella Cross,
“colored,” on 22 Aug 1885, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.
Robert Baismore married Nettie
Weaver, 20, native of Cairo, daughter
of Bird Weaver, on 19 Feb
Louis Keeler, who died in Demopolis, Ala., and the remains were brought to this city, being taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. T. J. Kinney. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 8 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Father Charles Pheeney conducting the last burial rites. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. Undertaker B. A. James was in charge.
(His marker in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Mounds
Louis E. Keeler Born Aug. 9,
1870 Died May 3, 1922.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Sarah Echols Hannon, 76 years old, died at her home in Olmstead, following an illness of several years.
Mrs. Hannon was born at Caledonia, Ill., near where she died, on June 14, 1846. In 1864 she removed to Cairo, where she married Mr. Hannon in 1872.
She was active in many public movements during her entire life or until infirmities of age prevented. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer of Cairo and of the Cairo Woman's Club. She was also secretary of the Illinois Humane Society for many years, and was also the first president of the Cairo Orphan Asylum. In 1892 she was department president of the Woman’s Relief Corps, the auxiliary to the grand Army of the republic and in 1896 she was a member of the Woman’s Republican State Central Committee for this district.
Mrs. Hannon is survived by her husband, Horace A. Hannon, a son, Dr. Blake Hannon, of Chicago, two brothers, D. A. Echols, of Danville, and B. F. Echols, of DuQuoin; a niece, Mrs. James E. Woelfle, of Cairo; and three cousins, Dr. F. M. Harrell, Wood A. Rittenhouse, and Charles F. Arter, of Cairo.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Olmsted at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Dr. H. P. Hames, rector of the Church of the Redeemer conducting the services. Burial in the cemetery near Olmsted.
(Horace A. Hannon married Mrs. Sallie
E. Woods on 19 Sep 1872, in Pulaski
Dannie A. Echols married
Matilda Duncan on 22 Aug 1869, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.
James E. Woelfle married
Hortense Hannon Echols, daughter of
Thomas B. Echols and Annie Brown,
on 10 Oct 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
Mound City had an unusual visitor here this
week in the person of F. M. Ricks, of
Davis City, Iowa. He was here Memorial Day
and came to visit his father's grave in the
National Cemetery, which was located with
the assistance of the Superintendent, B. A.
Brinkley. Mr. Ricks, who is a
man in the sixties, was a mere babe when his
father died in the hospital here during the
Civil War. It was only recently that he
learned of the location of his father's
burial place. He took part in the
ceremonies held here Tuesday and was very
grateful to have been able to take part.
Mrs. Audrey Hail Leech, age
24, died at her home in this city at 9:45
p.m. Wednesday. The body was prepared for
burial by G. A. James and shipped to
McMillon, Miss., for interment. Deceased is
survived by a husband and five small
Undertaker G. A. James received a message that the body of John H. Curran, of St. Louis, would arrive in Mounds Saturday at 1 o'clock for burial at Beech Grove Cemetery. Deceased is a son-in-law of Mrs. G. G. Pollard, formerly Miss Millie Cordingly, a sister of George Cordingly, former residents of this city and well known to the older residents. The funeral services will be held under the direction of the Masonic Lodge and will take place at the cemetery.
(George G. Pollard married Mary E.
Cordingly on 6 May 1882, in Pulaski Co.,
James L. Murphy, the elder brother of
G. J. and Adolph Murphy, of this
city, died at his home in Paducah
Wednesday. Adolph went the forepart of the
week to be at the bedside of his brother, G.
J. Murphy, and Mrs. Adolph Murphy
left this morning to attend the
funeral. They were accompanied by Harry
Mrs. Lizzie Lee Powell, age 65 years, and librarian at the Cairo Public Library for 40 years, was fatally injured when struck by a Holbrook street car, in front of the library Monday morning. She died without having gained consciousness at 12:15 o'clock. Mrs. Powell's maiden name was Ent and years ago was a teacher in our city schools. Her husband, P. E. Powell, is well known here, as he has served as bookkeeper at the J. T. Polk plant.
Surviving Mrs. Powell are her husband, P. E. Powell, four sisters, Mrs. Luci Hill and Mrs. Frank Spencer, of Cairo, Mrs. Charles Walbridge, of Mounds and Mrs. W. E. Matthews of Kansas City, Mo., and two brothers, Louis Ent, of Cairo, and Robert Ent, of Mounds.
Mrs. Powell came to Cairo as a bride. She was born in Vergennes, Ill., and after graduating from school went to Mound City as a teacher. There she met Mr. Powell and they were married at Old Mounds, near Mound City. They made their home in Cairo and about that time the library was founded and Mrs. Powell was made librarian.
(P. E. Powell married Lizzie Lee
Ent on 3 Oct 1877, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
Charles H. Walbridge married
Hattie D. Ent on 13 May 1881, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The remains of John H. Curren, who died in St. Louis, June 1st, were brought to Beech Grove Cemetery near Mounds, Saturday where in charge of the Masonic order the body was laid at rest. The Post Dispatch of St. Louis in noting the death makes the following comment.
John H. Curran, 54 years old, of 5641
Enright Avenue, former State Immigration
Commissioner, died in St. Luke's Hospital,
this afternoon after a year's illness with
heart disease and complications.
Curran was a native of Iowa, and had lived in St. Louis for 18 years. He was commissioner under Governor Hadley and was active in publicity work designed to get settlers into Missouri from other states and to overcome a trend from the Mississippi Valley toward Western Canada, which at one time threatened to lessen the population of this and adjoining states.
After retiring from the state's service, Curran was in various enterprises, and up to a year ago he was secretary of the industrial Process Engineering Co.
He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Julia Curran, by his first marriage. A younger child, adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Curran, took the name of Patience Worth Curran.
The sudden death of Grandma Merchant late Tuesday afternoon
was a shock to the community, as she
appeared as well as usual until Monday, when
she was taken ill at the home of her son, J.
M. Merchant. (Grand Chain)
Sarah M. Cauble, wife of B. B. Cauble, died Sunday, May 28, at 3:45 p.m. The funeral was held at Center Church Tuesday May 30th, in Olmsted, with services conducted by Rev. Corzine of Cairo, with interment at Concord Cemetery.
Mrs. Caudle is survived by her husband, two sons, Charles, of East St. Louis, and Percy, of Olmstead, and seven daughters, Mrs. F. Dauksch, of Olmstead, Mrs. Perry Sischo, of Port Huron, Mich., Mrs. J. E. Phalen, of Flint, Mich., Hattie and Bertha, of Chicago, Cina, of Cairo, and little Blanche, of Olmstead.
(Her marker in Concord Cemetery near Ullin
Benjamin Caudle 1863-1937
S. Matilda Caudle
George R. Trail, son of Edward W. and Susan Trail, died at his home in Metropolis last Saturday. Mound City was his birthplace, dating from December 22, 1873. He was a well known lumber inspector. Those attending the funeral from this city were John Law___, ___ie Lawler, Carrie I. ____.
(Edward W. Trail married Susan A.
Choat on 10 Sep 1865, in Massac Co.,
Mrs. Zena Parker Passes Away in Rochester, Minn. John Conlin Dies After Long Period of Illness.
Mrs. Zena S. Parker, wife of Edward Parker, of Valley Recluse, died June 16th, at 2:15 o'clock a.m. at Rochester, Minn., of exophthalmia (goiter). She was 57 years, 7 months and 14 days of age and had been ill for a year and was taken to Mayo Brothers Institute for treatment, but the disease had gained such headway that the physicians were unable to give any relief. The body arrived Saturday night and was immediately taken to the home in Valley Recluse, Mr. Parker and sister, Mrs. Ora Pollack, accompanying the remains.
Mrs. Parker was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Spencer. She was born and reared in this community. In October 1888, she was united in marriage to E. C. Parker, into which union have come nine children, three of which passed away in infancy. Besides her husband there are left to mourn her departing, six children, namely Roy and Mrs. Louise Conant, of Tamms, Mrs. Eva Clancy, of Villa Ridge, Hugh, of Marion, Frank and Edward, of Villa Ridge. One brother, Frank Spencer, of Cairo, and one sister, Mrs. J. F. Welson, of Villa Ridge. Also five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday at the home, Rev. Joel Burgess conducting the services. Interment taking place at Beech Grove Cemetery at sundown, to which place a large concourse of friends accompanying the remains with saddened hearts paid their last tribute to the departed one. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.
John P. Conlin, age 53 years, 8 months, and 25 days, died after a lingering illness at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Cheek, at 2:30 o'clock Monday June 19th, 1922. Deceased leaves to mourn his death, his wife, a daughter, Mrs. O. M. Blankenship, of Little Rock, Ark., and three sons, Harry A. Conlin, of Memphis, Harold J., and John W., of this city. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Father Charles Fenney officiating. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery near Mounds, being laid by the side of his mother, who preceded him only a few months ago. G. A. James had charge of the funeral arrangements.
(Edward Parker married Zena
Spencer on 23 Oct 1889, in Pulaski Co.,
John P. Conlin married Emma S.
Peasley on 12 Feb 1896, in Pulaski
Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
We wish to extend our thanks to our many
friends who showed us so much kindness
during the recent bereavement of our dear
husband and father.
Friday, 30 Jun 1922:
Mrs. Adams Dies in Memphis Buried Here
Mrs. James Adams, formerly Miss
Pauline Hallerburg, of this city,
died at her home in Memphis Saturday
morning. She was about 55 years of age and
succumbed to a siege of appendicitis. The
body arrived in Mounds Sunday at 11:50 and
was immediately removed to Beech Grove
Cemetery, where the burial took place. Rev.
Charles Crommell, Carbondale, arrived
at 1:00 o'clock and held a brief service at
the grave and the choir of St. Peter's
Episcopal Church rendered the music. A
large number of friends and acquaintances of
the deceased gathered at the cemetery and
witnessed the services. The husband and son
Frank, of Memphis, accompanied the
remains. Others in attendance were Mr.
Phelps and daughter, Mr. Henley
and Mary Fitzgerald, of Memphis, Mrs.
Kate Worrell and son, and Mrs. Caleb
Adams, of Quincy.
We desire to sincerely thank our friends and
acquaintances for their sympathy and many
acts of kindness shown us in the bereavement
and burial of our wife and
mother. Especially to those who lent
automobiles and sent the beautiful flowers.
John Cook, a well known former resident of this city, died at the Lucy Brinkley Hospital in Memphis Sunday morning July 2nd, at 2:50 o'clock. He was 67 years of age and had been ill for some time. Deceased leaves two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Conlin and Mrs. L. A. Cheek, of this city, and a brother, W. H. Peasley, of Memphis. Funeral services were held Monday at 10:00 o'clock. Interment taking place in Forest Hill Cemetery.
(John P. Conlin married Emma S.
Peasley, daughter of Amos Peasley,
on 12 Feb 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel
little daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Moore Thursday of last
week. The little one only survived for 12
hours and the remains were interred in Beech
Grove Cemetery Friday.
Mrs. Elmer Friels and Mrs. Jesse
Cunningham were in attendance at the
funeral of Mrs. Nell Foss, at
Wickliffe Wednesday. Mrs. Foss was
formerly Miss Nell Mimmins of East
Cairo and is a niece of Mrs. John Devers,
of this city.
Asa D. Twente, county superintendent of schools of Alexander County, died Friday noon and was buried Sunday. His daughter, Miss Lucy Twente, who was one of the instructors in the Mound City Community High School is favorably mentioned as an incumbent of the unexpired term office of her father.
Petitions were in circulation this week
asking the county board to appoint Miss
Twente to the vacancy as county
superintendent of schools. Another petition
asks that the Republican county central
committee place her name on the ballot as
the Republican candidate at the November
Mrs. J. M. Bryant, mother of Mrs.
Vivian Montgomery, died at her home
in Murphysboro Sunday. Mrs. Montgomery
was called to the bedside of her mother last
Thursday and was with her when she passed
way. Besides Mrs. Montgomery, two
other daughters and three sons survive her.
Edward, the 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Boren, died at 6:20 Friday
morning after several days' illness of
cholera infantum. The parents have the
sympathy of the community in their
Louis Parrott, age 65 years, died Friday, August 11, at the home of Jean Patterson. He was stricken with apoplexy while in the yard and died before friends were able to get him into the house. Burial took place at the Beech Grove Cemetery Sunday. Undertaker G. A. James had charge of the funeral arrangements. Two daughters survive him.
(Lewis M. Parrott married Molley
Thorp on 30 May 1878, in Pulaski Co.,
Lewis M. Parrott married Anna
Bell Huff on 9 Dec 1888, in Pulaski
Lewis M. Parrott married
Mollie Hampton on 28 Jul 1892, in
Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burkstaller had their infant son christened Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rev. Charles Feeney performing the sacrament. Joseph Wilburn was the name selected for the little one and Rohan Lutz and Miss Isabelle Kinney stood sponsors.
The infant son became ill on Monday with
jaundice and passed away at 10 o'clock
Wednesday night and was buried Thursday
afternoon with services at St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Rev. Father Feeney
officiating. Interment was in the Catholic
cemetery at Mounds. The bereaved parents
have the sympathy of a large circle of
Alwin Rothenberger, 53 years old, of Olmstead, died at St. May's Infirmary in Cairo at noon Wednesday. The body was removed to Carcher Brothers Funeral Home where it remained until 8 o'clock Thursday morning when the cortege proceeded by automobile to Olmstead. Services were conducted by Rev. Huebotter at Concord School at 2 p.m. Thursday. The deceased is survived by his brother, Robert Rothenberger, of Portland, Oregon.
(His marker in Concord Cemetery near Olmsted
Alwin Rothenberger Born April
4, 1869 Died Aug. 23, 1922.
At Rest.—Darrel Dexter)
Willis Morris, negro, who James Davis, negro, confessed burglar of the Ullin Post Office, charged with being implicated in the burglary was bought to Cairo last Thursday by Deputy Sheriff Frank Miller and locked in the county jail.
Morris was working on the new hard surfaced road near Ullin. He was pointed out to Miller by Davis, who had been taking along to help him find.
He was given a preliminary hearing before U.
S. Commissioner E. A. Burke and held
for the grand jury at Danville in October on
Dow Hale of this city, employed as a train inspector in the Illinois Central yards at Mounds were crushed to death while he was working between cars at 11:30 Sunday morning. At the time of the accident he was working between the cars coupling air hose and inspecting the train. It is believed that he had stepped between the couplings and that when cars were shoved onto the train he was caught and crushed to death. There were no witnesses to the accident.
The coroner’s jury rendered a verdict of accidental death. He was 30 years, 6 months and 20 days of age and leaves a wife.
Funeral was held Tuesday at Shiloh Cemetery,
Rev. W. J. Ward officiating. G. A.
James was the undertaker in charge.
George Starks, age 37 years, died at 4:30 Saturday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Reuben Devers. Besides his sister he is survived by his brother, John Starks and another sister, Miss Kathleen Starks.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon
at the residence and the body was taken to
Grand Chain for interment.
Mazine Moody, the 6-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. William
Moody, died Tuesday. The funeral was
held Wednesday conducted by Rev. J. B.
Cummins with burial at Beech Grove
Manuel Cottom, a former resident of
Grand Chain, died in East St. Louis last
week. He was 37 years of age and leaves a
widow and two children. He had been a
sufferer of gallstones and his death was
sudden, as on Labor Day he took part in the
celebration. The body was brought to Mounds
Sunday and funeral services were conducted
at Beech Grove Cemetery by Rev. G. E.
Tucker. Many from here and a large
number from Grand Chain attended the
H. F. Knowton, age 76 years, a Civil War veteran, who had been making his home at the Soldiers' Home in Danville, died suddenly Sunday at 6 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Effie Malbrey, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., where he had gone to visit. He is also survived by another daughter, Mrs. James Painter of this city. The body was brought here Tuesday and turned over to undertaker G. A. James, who took it in charge. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Painter, Rev. W. J. Ward officiating, assisted by Rev. J. B. Cummings. Interment took place in the National Cemetery.
(Harlow S. Knowlton, 18, a native of
New York, enlisted as a private, substitute
for Elisha Wyram, in Co. G, 42nd
Illinois Infantry, on 5 Nov 1864, and was
mustered out on 5 Nov 1865.
Harlow S. Knowlton married
Mary Jane Monroe on 7 Dec 1874, in
Alexander Co., Ill.
Harlow S. Knowlton, Private,
U. S. Army, Died 11 Sep 1922, and was buried
in Section F, grave 4964M at Mound City
National Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. B. L. Ulen has received word of
the death of her son-in-law, E. H. Morgan,
at Port Townsend, Wash., where he had gone
for treatment. He is survived by his widow,
formerly Mrs. Belle Piland, of this
city, a little son, two stepsons and other
Message was received here Sunday that Mrs.
Samuel Williams passed away at her
home in Joliet that day. Further it stated
the funeral would be held Tuesday. Mrs.
Williams leaves a husband, and two
daughters, Mrs. E. G. Bailey and Miss
Myrtle Williams, all of who reside in
Joliet. Mrs. Williams had been ill
for a number of years.
Dr. J. F. Kargan is in receipt of a
letter from Mrs. S. J. Delaplane, of
Kirkwood, Mo., stating that her husband, who
was superintendent of the National Cemetery
here about 10 years ago, passed away on
September 16, at the age of 84 years and was
laid to rest in the Kirkwood Cemetery.
Henry Reed received word Sunday of
the death of his son-in-law, Ashel Ewing,
who passed away at his home in Osgood,
Indiana, Sunday, September 17. Mrs.
Ewing was formerly Miss Grace Reed
of this city, and her many friends will be
sorry to hear of her bereavement.
Henry Darragh, Sr., age 84 years,
died at 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon after
several weeks’ illness of kidney
trouble. The deceased was an old resident
of this city and since the death of his
wife, he and his children resided in the
Hawkey residence. He leaves two
daughters, Mrs. J. P. Buchanan, of
Cairo, and Miss Kate Darragh, of this
city, three sons, Thomas and Paul, of this
city, and Henry Jr., of Indiana Harbor,
Ind. Funeral services will be held Saturday
afternoon at 1:30 at the house.
Mrs. Alice Delaney, a former resident
of this city, died Sunday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Frank Pursley in
Springfield, Mo. The body arrived Wednesday
at Villa Ridge, where interment took place
in the cemetery near that place.
The funeral services of Henry Darragh, Sr., were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the residence. Rev. Joel Burgess, pastor, of the Congregational Church, conducted the services.
Interment was made at Beech Grove
Cemetery. The funeral was attended by many
of the old-time residents and there was a
large and pretty floral tribute to the
Mrs. Martin Bolar was called Saturday
by message to East Prairie, Mo., where her
brother Robert Gray was ill with
typhoid fever. He passed away on
Monday. He was 17 years of age and was a
bright lad, being a student in the high
school and had a host of friends.
Mrs. Harriett Williams, wife of Capt. Mike Williams, the latter being a former resident of this city, died in Paducah Friday, Oct. 6th. She had been ill for several years and her demise came not unexpected. The body was brought here for burial and arriving Saturday was taken to the home of her stepdaughter, Mrs. Joe Lutz. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father Charles Feeney officiating. Interment being made in St. Mary's Cemetery at Beech Grove.
Mrs. Williams leaves besides her
husband, three stepdaughters, Mrs. Edward
Rohan, of St. Louis, who was at her
bedside when the end came, Mrs. E. J.
Stuart, of Cairo, and Mrs. Joe Lutz,
of this city, and two stepsons, Edward
Williams, of Elyria, Ohio, and Joseph
Williams, of Cincinnati.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Settlemoir and
daughter, Miss Aline attended the funeral.
(Edward Brown married Izety V.
Corzine on 10 Feb 1895, in Pulaski Co.,
Her marker in Butter Ridge Cemetery
at Ullin reads:
Ed Brown 1870-1949
Isetta V. Brown, his wife,
We desire to thank our many friends for
their many kindnesses shown us during the
death of our dear wife and mother and
especially do we wish to express our
appreciation to those who so kindly extended
the use of their automobiles and for the
many beautiful floral tributes.
(John J. Mellick married Eliza
Shoemaker on 9 Feb 1873, in Pulaski Co.,
His marker in Concord Cemetery near
John J. husband of Eliza Melick
Born Oct. 13, 1848 Died Oct. 6, 1922.
At Rest.—Darrel Dexter)
Charles Reed, an old colored man, who
has been a resident here for many years, and
known by early everyone, died Sunday after a
lingering illness. The funeral was held
Monday from the Baptist church on Main
Ben Higgins died at his home in
Kansas City Saturday, where he had been a
resident for a number of years. He was
about 50 years of age. The body accompanied
by widow arrived in Olmstead Wednesday,
where the burial took place in the cemetery
near that place. Mr. Higgins was a
former resident of Olmstead and is a nephew
of Mrs. Bartleson, now deceased. He
left this county for the west about ____.
James R. Henson passed away Saturday afternoon at 2:40 o'clock following an illness of only a few weeks. He was able to be up and about and only last week became ill to such an extent that he was obliged to give up work. He was 45 years 10 months and 21 days of age and leaves a wife and two sons, Walter and Elmer, a daughter-in-law, all of this city, and one brother, Ben Henson, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Cottern, of Connesville, Ind., and Mrs. Martha Finnell, of near Thebes.
Deceased was a kind and loving husband and
father, a clean and upright citizen and had
a legion of friends. He was an engineer for
the Illinois Central and a member of the B.
and L. E. and F. and in a religious way was
a member of the Baptist Church, where he was
a deacon and at teacher in the Sunday
school. He embraced the faith when a lad at
the age of 11 and he kept the faith to his
Floral offerings in great abundance were
sent as token of the sympathy and esteem
with which he was held.
Henry Chamberlain died at his home in this city Sunday age 79 years, 11 months and 27 days. He had been ill for some time with cancer. Deceased was born and reared near Wetaug, his parents coming to this state from North Carolina. Besides a widow, who is his second wife, be leaves a daughter, Mrs. Villa Ross, of Oxford, Ind., three sons and a stepdaughter and several grand children. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Baptist church, Rev. W. J. Ward officiating. The remains were taken to a cemetery near America where interment took place. The burial ground being on a farm at one time owned and filled by the deceased.
(A marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery
John L. Durling
Funeral services were held at the Christian church of which she was a member by Rev. Chester Esque. Interment in Masonic Cemetery.
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God. Therefore, the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. 1 John 3. (Grand Chain)
(John Rufus Lipe married Leila Hogland, daughter of Readis and Margaret Hogland, on 19 Dec 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill. A marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery reads: Lela & John Lipe.—Darrel Dexter)