6 Jan 1900
Negro Martin was
executed in Cairo, Alexander County,
Friday morning (30 Dec 1899)
James Oliver died
Tuesday this week (2 Jan 1900)
at his home near Vienna, Johnson
Oliver, of Vienna, formerly of
Jonesboro, was his son
Henry C. “French”
Lence, brother of Mrs. Barbara
Duckworth, died 28 Dec 1899,
aged 49 years. He left
County last spring.
Henry Hilton died
29 Dec 1899, at his home 1
mile south of Cobden. He was buried
his son Matt McGinnis, and John Adams (engineer) were killed
Thursday (4 Jan 1900) at Oscar Stout’s sawmill on Cache
near the Johnson
Willis T. Brown
died 3 Jan 1900, at his home
5 miles east of Anna, aged 60 years, 9
months, 10 days. He was buried in
Mrs. William Blessing
died 31 Dec 1899, at her
home north of Cobden. He was buried
13 Jan 1900
Martin Durham and
W.D. Turner were shot to death 9 Jan 1900, in
alleged murderers were Negroes,
brothers of a man named Gingery.
C.M. Nelson died
at Kearney, Neb. His body was found 7 Jan 1900.
Mrs. Dr. M.A. Gunter,
of Ware, died Wednesday (10 Jan 1900)
of pneumonia. She was buried
Cemetery. She left a husband, two sons and one
John Hall, only
son of Frank Hall, died 11 Jan 1900, in Anna, of heart
disease, aged 21
Years, and was buried in
20 Jan 1900
Thomas John of
County, died and his funeral was last Monday (15 Jan
1900) in Cairo,
Alexander J. Nimmo,
Jr., youngest son of Col. Nimmo, died
14 Jan 1900, in
a stroke of paralysis, aged 35
years, 7 months, 29 days, and was buried in Oakwood
Cemetery. He left a widow and no children.
Mrs. Elizabeth Henley,
wife of Adolphus M. Henley, of 2
miles south of Anna, died after
being struck by a train on Sunday (14 Jan 1900), aged 49 years, 8 months,
8 days, and was buried in Anna
Cemetery. She left a husband, two daughters, and
one son. Elmore Henley was her brother-in-law.
Mrs. Eliza Russell
died 11 Jan 1900, at the
home of Lum McMillan’s on D.W. Brown’s
farm north of Anna, of consumption,
aged about 30 years, and was buried in Casper
died 14 Jan 1900, in
27 Jan 1900
Dr. John O’Hara,
County, died last week.
died 22 Jan 1900, at his
home south of Jonesboro, aged 35
months, 2 days, and was buried in
Charles Bush, son
of A.D. Bush of Anna, died 19 Jan 1900, in
Kansas City, Mo., aged
30 years, and was buried in
He left two brothers, E.T. Bush and
Louie Bush, and four sisters, Mrs. W.D. Walton of Ware, Dora Bush and Edith
Bush, of Anna, and Mrs. Addie
10 Feb 1900
Edwin Wiggs of
Lick Creek, died 4 Feb 1900,
of dropsy of the heart, aged 74 years, and was
Cemetery. He came from
with his parents over 50 years ago.
He left a widow, his second wife, but no children.
His funeral was in Lick Creek Masonic Hall. (See also 5 May 1900, issue).
grandfather of Mrs. R.A. Buskirk of
Tower, died 2 Feb 1900, at
his home in Anna, aged 83 years, and
was buried in Anna
Cemetery. He left a widow.
17 Feb 1900
Mrs. Mary E. Peel
died 13 Feb 1900, of
pneumonia at her home two miles south of
aged 54 years, 9 months, 7 days, and was buried in
Mrs. Margaret O’Connor,
mother of Mrs. Samuel Stokes, died 8 Feb 1900, at her home
Street in Anna, aged 68 years, 1 month, 14 days, and
was buried in Villa
Cemetery beside her husband, Jerry
O’Connor, who died three years ago.
She was born in Ireland.
Mary J. Donovan
died 14 Feb 1900, at the
home of her sister, Mrs. William Corliss,
in Anna, aged 43 years. She left three sisters, Mrs. W.N. Corliss,
Mrs. C.H. Shafer of Anna, and Mrs. Hugh
of Milan, Tenn.
Mrs. Esther Ryan
died 9 Feb 1900, of dropsy at
her home east of Cobden, aged 66 years,
2 months, 3 days, and was buried in
the Catholic cemetery.
W.H. Eden died 10 Feb 1900, of pneumonia, aged 73
years, 11 months, 2 days, and was buried
24 Feb 1900
Mrs. Martha A. Hagler,
wife of P.M. Hagler and daughter of
James Condon, died 19
Feb 1900, of paralytic stroke four
days earlier, at her home in Cobden, aged 54 years, 1 month, 7 days, and was
buried in Alto Pass
Cemetery. Her husband died nearly seven years ago. She had 10 sons, 7 survived and were all
at home except James Hagler. She was a Presbyterian, before joining
the Congregational Church.
3 Mar 1900
was accidentally shot and killed 18 Feb
1900, by Otto Felkins
Dan Rice died in
Long Branch, N.J.
Abraham Nash, only
brother of Richard Nash, died last
week in North Carolina.
Mrs. Cast, mother
of Sam Cast, died Sunday (25 Feb 1900) at home in Cobden, aged
80 years. She had another son in
and a daughter in St. Louis.
Mrs. Rosina Vitt,
wife of Max Vitt, died 21 Feb 1900, in Cobden, aged 33 years,
months, 25 days, and was buried in
the Catholic cemetery. She left a
husband and five children. Her
youngest sister came from Louisville
for the funeral.
Mrs. Mattie Stinson,
daughter of Ebenezer and Mary King,
died 27 Feb 1900, in Anna,
Cemetery. She was born in
Ind., and moved to Anna in 1865. She married R.E.
Stinson on 21 Dec 1870,
and joined the Presbyterian Church in 1879.
She left a sister, Mrs. A.D.
Bohannon, and a brother, in Colorado.
10 Mar 1900
Nora Hardin, wife
of William Hardin and daughter of
Jesse Gregory, died 26 Feb
Pass, aged 28 years and 28 days.
She was a member of the Baptist
Church. She left her parents, husband, five
sisters, and four children.
James Hagler died
26 Feb 1900, in a lumber
mill accident in Starks, La. His
a week ago to the day. He joined the
Church three years ago.
17 Mar 1900
Arthur Brown died
15 Mar 1900, in
Jonesboro, aged 60 years, 22 days, and was buried in
Cemetery. He left a widow and a grown son.
Daughter of W.P.
died Sunday (11 Mar 1900),
aged 8 months.
24 Mar 1900
Jacob F. Wilson
died 16 Mar 1900, at home
north of Anna of pneumonia, aged 67 years,
5 months, 1 day, and was buried in
Cemetery. He was a pensioned soldier and left a
widow and eight children.
Child of Charles
died Wednesday (21 Mar 1900)
at home on Casey Street in
31 Mar 1900
Mrs. Lida L. (Sheretz)
Lence, wife of D.L. Lence, died 17 Mar 1900, in Cape
Mo. She left two little children. She was a member of the
Church in East Cape
Lewis T. Phillips died 28 Mar 1900, aged 56 years, 13 days, and was
buried in Jonesboro
Cemetery. He left a widow and one son. He was a member of the
Mrs. Rebecca Corbin
died 23 Mar 1900, aged 72
years, 2 months, 18 days. She was
born 5 Jan
1828, in Frederick Co.,
Md., and came to Union
in 1840 with her mother and brothers, settling in Jonesboro. She married William H.
Corbin on 20 May 1853. She had six children, four survived. Her husband was a Civil War soldier and
died after he returned home sick on 17
Apr 1862. She was a
charter member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro.
Larena Sams died
at home one mile south of Jonesboro, aged 83 years, 2 months, 11
days. She was born 12 Jan 1817, in Green River,
Ky., married Tolbert Sams in 183_,
and moved to Illinois near Jonesboro.
She had five children, Rice, Lucinda, Duran, Elizabeth, and Thomas D., of whom
Rice and Thomas were living.
died 25 Jan 1900, at his residence in Jonesboro, aged 73 years, 8 months,
10 days. He was born 15 Jul 1828, in Union County
and married in August 1852, Harriet Lamer. He had eight children, Nannie, wife of L.
Rich; Charles M. Lingle; Cornelia Lingle;
James Lingle (state’s attorney in
Union County), Will L. Lingle, and
John E. Lingle, all of Jonesboro, but
Charles who lived in Murphysboro.
Two children died young. He
joined the Baptist Church 50 years ago.
7 Apr 1900
Baby of Randall Elms
was buried Tuesday (3 Apr 1900) in Jonesboro, aged 6 months.
Moses Treece died
2 Apr 1900, at the home of his son, W.H.
Treece, in Anna, aged 83
years. He was born in Rowan Co., N.C. He had six sons, J.A.
Treece of Benton, T.J. Treece
of Blue Mounds, Mo., Dr. A. Treece
of Sanford, Mo., E.V. Treece of Joplin, Mo.,
W.H. Treece of Anna, and M.V. Treece of Jonesboro.
14 Apr 1900
died 4 Apr 1900, at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. F.M. Ballard,
aged 82 years,
1 month, 27 days, and was buried in
Collins Cemetery. Her funeral was in the
Dr. S.P. Ives,
father of Mrs. T.M. Shick formerly of
Anna, died Wednesday this week (11 Apr
Ida Boyd died 7 Apr 1900, at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd in Anna,
aged 46 years, and was buried in
Missouri Keith, wife of Robert
Keith, of Alto
Pass, died last Friday (6 Apr 1900), and was
Pass Cemetery. He was a
21 Apr 1900
Child of Dave Webster
of Anna was buried last Friday (13 Apr
1900) in Anna
5 May 1900
Mrs. York, mother
of Mrs. Talley, died Saturday (28 Apr 1900), on George Hanford’s farm two
miles west of Makanda,
County, aged 106 years. She moved to Makanda 28 years ago. Her husband was a Civil War veteran and
died 25 years ago. She had 16
children. The county buried her.
Everett Lackey, son of Mrs. John
Lackey, was found dead in his bed at his
mother’s house, aged
18 years. The cause was said to be smoking
cigarettes, which affected his heart.
died 29 Apr 1900, at his
home in Cobden, aged 69 years, 22 days, and was
daughter of J.L. Robertson, died 27 Apr 1900, aged 3 months, 25 days,
was buried in
Flora Webb, wife
of George T. Webb and daughter of E.
Babcock, died 27 Apr 1900, at her
Tenn., aged 33 years. She left six children, one a few days
Mrs. George Casper
was found dead in her bed Saturday (28
Apr 1900) and was buried in John
19 May 1900
died last Saturday (12 May 1900)
in Cobden. She left a husband and
26 May 1900
Sherman Busch was pistol shot and killed in
County, Saturday night (19
May 1900) aged about 26 years. He was shot by Charles
Cheatham, about 30 years old, who lived with his father, John Cheatham, four miles south of
died Friday last week (18 May 1900)
southwest of Jonesboro of congestive
He left a family.
John Maupin was
killed by M.L. Burnet and C.M. Farris.
Their trials were in Vienna,
County last week.
got 10 years in the penitentiary and
got a new trial.
founder of Idlewild, died recently.
His funeral was in St. Louis, Mo.
John C. Lence,
formerly of Union
County, son of Jack
Lence, half brother of Dr. W.C. Lence,
and brother-in-law of C.E. Harris of Brazora Co.,
11 May 1900, in the mouth of Bernar
River, aged 34 years, 9 months, 26 days.
His body was carried to the Gulf of Mexico and washed
ashore. He was born in
County and went to
10 years ago.
died 24 May 1900, in Anna at
the home of his son, George Williford,
Years, and was buried in
Cemetery. He was an undertaker and furniture maker.
His wife died several years ago. He
left two sons and two daughters, George
Williford of Anna, Mrs. John Elms of Cairo,
Mary E. Williford of
Texas, and Eugene O.
Williford of Jefferson
County. He was an Odd Fellow. (See also 2 Jun 1900, issue.)
George L. Finch,
oldest son of A.D. Finch, died 23 May 1900, at his home on
of heart trouble, aged 27 years, and
was buried in Anna
Cemetery. He married Sula Spann and left one son, Louie
Finch. Another son died last August. He also left five sisters and one
brother, Mrs. Addie Goodman, Flora Finch, Andrew Finch of Anna, Mrs. Carrie
of New Mexico, Mrs. Mamie King of Indiana,
and Miss Nettie Finch of
Newton Mills died 23 May 1900, at the home of his brother, Hank Mills in Mounds, Pulaski
County, aged 30 years, and was
buried in Anna Cemetery. He was converted while staying with his
brother, Charles Mills, in Anna.
He was not married. He left three brothers and one sister,
Charles Mills, Mrs. Ben Carlile of Anna, Hank Mills of Mounds, and Pomeroy
Mills of Missouri.
Mrs. J.W. Burnett
died 18 May 1900, and was
buried in Alto Pass
Cemetery beside her
husband. She left her father, J.P.
Choat, aged 82 years, of New Columbia, a
niece, Jennie Choat, and James Choat of Metropolis,
County. She was born in
County. She married J.W. Burnett in 1871 and he died 15 months ago. She contracted a serious cold at his
funeral and never recovered. Her
brother died a few months ago. She
joined the Baptist
Church and four years ago joined the
Congregationalist Church. She had five children, two twins who died
in infancy, J.W. Burnett, Hattie Burnett, and Gussie Burnett.
2 Jun 1900
died 30 May 1900, at home in
Anna, aged 35 years. He left two
small sons. His
wife died a few years ago.
William W. “Billy”
died 18 May 1900, at the
residence of his brother, I.N. Newton,
Lick Creek, of consumption, aged 53
years, and was buried Newton
Cemetery. He joined the Odd Fellows in 1874.
He left two children, Mrs. Charles Keller
of Reynoldsville and Ed Newton of
Sidney Brown, son
of David Brown, formerly of
Jonesboro, was instantly killed in
by falling off a log train of the Ark Midland Railroad.
committed suicide Wednesday (30 May
1900) by shooting himself two miles
Jonesboro, and was buried in
Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born in
and married the oldest daughter of Peter
in 1870. He was a stonemason. He left six sons and three daughters. Ed
Schmitt, the oldest son, lived in Texas. A daughter, Ada
Schmitt, was home at the time of the
shooting, but did not hear the shot.
9 Jun 1900
Rosanna “Aunt Sena”
died suddenly 3 Jun 1900, at
her home 1 ½ miles north of
Dongola, aged 74 years. Her entire life was spent in
County. She married Jacob Dillow in 1849 and had nine children, four sons and four daughters
survived her. She also left 50
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Dr. M.G. Kimmel,
son of E. Kimmel of
Carbondale, formerly of Elkville,
Jackson County, died
27 May 1900, at Elizabeth,
Colo., of consumption, aged 39 years. He moved to
in 1895 for his health. He graduated
and medical school in Nashville,
Tenn. He was a nephew of D.A. Kimmel of west of Jonesboro.
Thomas Mays was
shot and killed Saturday (1 Jun 1900)
by A.T. Thompson, an election judge,
at the polls in East Anna, and was
buried in Anna Cemetery. His funeral was Saturday at the residence
of the Rev. A.J. Berger. He came to Anna six years ago from
Ohio. He left a wife and five daughters. Four children preceded him in death. (See also the 16 Jun 1900, issue.)
Mrs. Cora Gore of
died of consumption, and was buried in Alto
Pass Cemetery Tuesday (4 Jun 1900).
Mrs. Cora Mayfield
died 3 Jun 1900, of
consumption and was buried in Alto
She left a husband and two small
16 Jun 1900
Robert Batson, son
of James Batson of west of
Jonesboro, died 9
Jun 1900, at Ullin, Pulaski
County, aged 44 years. He was the foreman of
Bell’s farm at
Ullin and brother-in-law of James C.
Little child of M.
died from burns. The funeral was
Wednesday (13 Jun 1900).
Dennis Guy Lingle,
son of Silas Lingle of three miles
north of Anna, died 11 Jun 1900,
years, 7 months, 1 day, and was
buried in Cobden
Cemetery. He was also the nephew of Willis
Cauble. (One notice incorrectly states he was
buried in Casper
Cemetery, but his marker is in
Cobden Cemetery. See also 23 Jun 1900, issue.)
30 Jun 1900
Roscoe Brown, son
of J.D.R. Brown of west of
Jonesboro, died Monday (25
Jun 1900), aged 15
Infant child of John S.
of southeast of Jonesboro died last
Monday (25 Jun 1900).
wife of E.B. Walton of Anna, died 24 Jun 1900, at the home of her
Mrs. L.F. Ferguson
died 27 Jun 1900, at Anna,
and was buried in Anna
Cemetery. She left a
husband and one son who is in the
7 Jul 1900
Daisy Gardner Green, daughter of the Rev. Silas
Green, died 4 Jul 1900, of consumption, aged
19 years, 5 months, 21 days, and was
buried in Anna Cemetery.
of Villa Ridge, Pulaski
County, formerly of Anna, son of
died 3 Jul 1900, at home from injuries received from robbers.
He left a wife. George Durden was found guilty of the
crime and sentenced to life in prison.
While in prison he had an arm torn off by machinery.
(See also 15 Feb 1902, and 8 Mar 1902, issues.)
14 Jul 1900
of Fisk, Mo.,
was reported killed by lumber falling on him.
The 21 Jul 1900,
issue reported that he was not
killed, but was recuperating. He was
the son-in-law of James E. Alsup.
Williford, son of Emmett Williford,
died 7 Jul 1900, of cholera infantum, aged
1 year and 29 days, and was buried
in Jonesboro Cemetery.
Wife of Dr. Burris
of Dongola committed suicide last Saturday (7 Jul 1900) by taking morphine
the day before. The coroner ruled is suicide. (See also 21 Jul 1900, issue.)
21 Jul 1900
Infant son of Amos Sanford died last week and was buried in
28 Jul 1900
James William Darnell
of Murphysboro, Jackson
County, conductor on the M & O Railroad,
died last week, aged 32 years. He left a young wife to whom he had been
married one year.
infant son of Ed Beisswingert, died
Wednesday (25 Jul 1900),
months, and was buried in
Joshua Sheldon was
murdered by Louis Thomas in Cairo,
Alexander County. Thomas was
sentenced to hang in
on 19 May 1900.
Thomas’ sentence was commuted to life in prison in Jul 1900. (See also 26 May 1900 issue).
Infant son of Thomas
died 19 Jul 1900, and was
buried in Anna Cemetery.
Infant son of George
died Tuesday (24 Jul 1900),
aged 2 months, and was buried in Anna
Widow of Arthur Sasser
died Monday (23 Jul 1900) at
home in Anna and was buried in Casper
Harry Dillow, son
of S.M. Dillow, who live near the
hospital, died Wednesday (25 Jul 1900)
aged 7 years. Since he had scarlet fever at age 2, he
had been unable to walk or talk.
4 Aug 1900
Mrs. Samantha Hall
died Saturday (28 Jul 1900)
and was buried in John
Child of W.H. Vance
died Monday (30 Jul 1900),
aged 3 months, and was buried in Cobden
Son of W.A. Robbs
of Eddyville, Pope
County, was found dead Monday (30
Jul 1900) on the
railroad between Makanda and
County. He was last seen alive in
Dr. William Carrol
died 1 Aug 1900, of Bright’s
disease. He was born 20 Sep 1844, in
County and was a grandson of John
Lence from North
was the son of John J. Lence, born in
in 1818 and died in 1876, and Elizabeth
Lence. He married Luella Mulkey in Cairo,
County on 31 Dec 1872.
She was born 10 Jun 1852,
in Jonesboro, and died 19 Feb 1888, daughter of Judge John H.
Mulkey. Their children were Maggie, wife of R.O. Beggs; Eva J.
Lence born 25 Mar 1878,
and died 27 Mar 188_; William H. Lence,
and Mary K. Lence. He married 2nd Mrs. Amanda Dishon of Murphysboro,
County, on 26 Sep 1888. He was a soldier in Co. A 109th
during the Civil War and was a Mason.
(See also 11 Aug 1900, issue.)
William H. “Will”
died last Monday (30 Jul 1900),
aged 28 years, 4 months, and was
Cemetery. He was injured in a fall when drunk. He was born in
Jonesboro. He was separated from his wife, and left
one child and three sisters. (See
also 28 Jul 1900, issue.)
11 Aug 1900
Little child of Sam
died Monday (6 Aug 1900) and
was buried in Alto Pass
wife of William Whalen, died 5 Aug 1900, at home in
County, aged 39 years, and
was buried in Anna
Cemetery. She was Catholic. She moved from Anna to
a year ago. One child died four
years ago. She left a mother near
Balcom and five children, the oldest 12 years old and the youngest 7 months old.
25 Aug 1900
Daughter of John
and granddaughter of Fred Shaffer
died at Bonnett’s Mills, Mo. Her
funeral was Sunday (19 Aug 1900)
Little daughter of George Hunsacker of Heacock Street,
Jonesboro, died last Saturday (18 Aug
1900) and was buried in
St. John’s Cemetery.
Samuel C. Hartman
died 14 Aug 1900, of heart
disease caused by overheating while getting in
hay, and was buried in the
Cemetery. He was born 22 Oct 1834, in Davie Co., N.C., and moved to
when 17. He married Elizabeth Hileman, who died in 1867. Two daughters survive this union: Mrs. L.E.
Dillow of Dongola and Mrs. Alice Ulen of Wetaug, Pulaski
County. He married Rebecca Hileman, who died 3 Jan 1873.
He married on 12 Jun 1873, Mary J. Cline, who died 12 Apr 1900.
Four sons and two daughters survive this union. He was a
wife of Jacob Karraker, died 19 Aug 1900, at home at Dongola, aged
years, 4 months, 3 days. She was a sister of Jacob R.
Peelar, John Peelar, David Peelar,
Mrs. Sallie Mize, Mrs. Anna Beggs, and Miss Nancy Peelar, all children of Christian and
Rachel Peelar. She was the youngest child and the last
to die. She moved from
to Illinois when 5 and settled on
a farm in the Bethany neighborhood
six miles east of Dongola. She was a
Church member. She married on 8 Dec 1842, the Rev. Jacob Karraker. Four children
preceded her in death. She left six
children: Mrs. Rachel Keller, Mrs. Malinda C. Head,
W.W. Karraker, H.W. Karraker, Ellen Ausbrooks, all of Dongola; and D.W.
Karraker of Jonesboro.
Mrs. Anna Slighton
died Wednesday (22 Aug 1900),
aged 62 years. She was the widow of
Slighton, who died 10 years ago.
Mrs. B.W. Dillow was her only
living child. Miss Maud Miller of Kankakee
was a granddaughter and attended the funeral.
Infant child of E.L.
died Monday (20 Aug 1900),
aged 2 weeks, and was buried that
afternoon. Another child, Robert
Hagler, was sick with tonsillitis.
1 Sep 1900
A.D. Lindsey died
Tuesday (28 Aug 1900) of
Bright’s disease three miles south of Jonesboro
and was buried in
William K. “Billy”
died last Saturday (25 Aug 1900),
aged nearly 79 years, and was
Pass Cemetery. He was born in Virginia. His wife of 52 years died about a year
ago. He had 12 children, 6 survived
him. He was a Methodist in his youth, but
joined the Congregational Church in Alto
8 Sep 1900
Infant son of John C.
died 5 Sep 1900, aged 9 days,
and was buried in Jonesboro
15 Sep 1900
Mrs. Sarah Bartlett,
mother of Thomas Bartlett, died 5 Sep 1900, at home in Anna, aged 77
years, and was buried in
Cemetery. She had quite a reputation as a fortune
22 Sep 1900
died Tuesday (18 Sep 1900)
at the home of her parents in Alto
daughter of Adam Mowery, died
Wednesday last week (12 Sep 1900)
Mill Creek of typhoid fever, aged 17
years, and was buried in St. John’s
Cemetery. Her funeral was the same day that had
been set for her marriage and her bridal dress became her burial robe.
George Crisp, aged
16 years, was dragged and kicked to death by a race horse.
Child of Mr.
was instantly killed when held by the father who fell jumping from a
moving train at
Casper Carrusi and son drowned. He left a wife in
daughter of Thomas Prince, died 19 Sep 1900, at home near New Grand
County, aged 3 years, and was buried
in Anna Cemetery. The family was formerly from Anna. (See also 29 Sep 1900, issue.)
29 Sep 1900
died Saturday (22 Sep 1900)
at home west of Jonesboro, aged 79
years, and was
daughter of George Burk, died Sunday
(23 Sep 1900) on the B.A.
Jonesboro, aged 3 years, and was buried in
Myrtle Leird, only
daughter of George Leird, died 24 Sep 1900, of consumption, aged 21
and 10 months. She was a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. She left her
parents and one brother.
J.J. Denison was
fatally injured in Carbondale,
County, when the box car he was in
race horses was bumped and he was
thrown to the floor, fracturing his skull.
engineer, and Harden
fireman, were killed Tuesday (25 Sep
1900) in a
boiler explosion in engine No. 633
on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad near
was killed instantly and Range
died after two hours.
6 Oct 1900
James Jordan of
was shot and killed last Friday (28 Sep
the train between Marion and Herrin.
died 28 Sep 1900, at his
home north of Anna, aged 65 years, and was buried in
Cemetery. He left nine children, all living in
Illinois. He was a Lutheran church member.
13 Oct 1900
Polly Ann Nusbaum,
wife of D.S. Nusbaum, died 6 Oct 1900, at
Jonesboro, aged 65 years, 1
month, 6 days, and was buried in
Cemetery. She was a member of the
Church. She left a husband and seven children: William
H. Peak, Mrs. C.D.
Nusbaum, Mrs. Ira V. Lee,
Miss Ethel Nusbaum, of
Jonesboro; Francis M.
Peak of east of Cobden; James A. Peak
of Carbondale, Jackson County; and Pinckney T.
Peak of Glenn Allen, Mo.
daughter of B.S. Grear, died 9 Oct 1900, at home in
Jonesboro, of scarlet fever,
aged 3 years, 9 months, 19 days, and
was buried in Jonesboro
wife of Joseph Eddleman, died 8 Oct 1900, at home two miles west of
Dongola, aged 39 years, 4 months,
and 28 days, and was buried in St. John’s
20 Oct 1900
Hugh Doyle died 14 Oct 1900, at home south of Anna,
aged 79 years, and was buried in Red
Mrs. Elizabeth DuPass
died 16 Oct 1900, at the
home of her son, Charles DuPass in
68 years, and was buried in
Oliver, of Jonesboro, was killed
this morning (20 Oct 1900)
in a wreck on the
Mobile & Ohio Railroad north of
County, aged 31 years, 11 months,
and 7 days, and was buried in Jonesboro
Cemetery. He was a Mason and member of the
Church. His widow moved to Pulaski to live with
her father. (See also 27 Oct 1900,
and 3 Nov 1900, issues.)
27 Oct 1900
an Italian from New Orleans, was
killed in the train wreck (20 Oct 1900).
Infant daughter of John
died Saturday (20 Oct 1900)
of cholera infantum, aged 6
months, and was buried in
Mrs. Elizabeth Sabra
died 19 Oct 1900, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Al Brady,
aged 71 years, 6 months, 24 days,
and was buried in Anna
Cemetery. She was Catholic.
Infant son of Charles
died last Sunday (21 Oct 1900)
and was buried in Collins
Captain H.C. Freeman
died last Sunday (21 Oct 1900)
in Helena, Mont. He was formerly from
Pass and had lived in
about six or seven years.
3 Nov 1900
and Anderson Riseling died in Murphysboro, Jackson
County, last week.
Mrs. Elizabeth Smithey,
of several miles south of Jonesboro,
died Friday last week (26 Oct
1900), aged 70 years, and was buried
in St. John’s Cemetery.
Loren O. Lewis,
aged 18 years, 3 months, 7 days, and George Corgan, aged 18 years, 5 days,
were killed a mile below Etherton,
County, by a train, and were buried
in Alto Pass
was a member of the Congregational Church and Corgan was a member of the Baptist
10 Nov 1900
Mrs. Eliza (Donoven)
Rendleman died 6 Nov 1900, aged nearly 77 years. She married John
Crowell and John S. Rendleman,
who died four or five years ago. She
was a Methodist and later joined the Congregational Church. Her brothers were
Robert Donoven and Andrew Donoven and she had a sister living in
Texas. She left children: Mrs. W.R. Abernathy, Mrs. E.L.
C.C. Rendleman of
Pass, and Robert Rendleman of
Arkansas. She also left stepchildren: Isaac
of Oregon, A.J. Rendleman, Mrs. J.J.
Keith, and Mrs. Clara Mead.
Mrs. Fannie Randol
died 7 Nov 1900, at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. W.G. Kimmel,
aged 80 years, and was buried in St. John’s
J. Monroe Misenhimer
was dragged to his death, aged over 50 years.
He was found at his
entrance gate by Eli Dillow, to whose house the team had
gone, and died soon after the doctor was called for. He had gone to Mill Creek, got drunk, and
fell out of his wagon on the way home.
He was the son of the late Squire Alfred Misenhimer. He left a
widow and several children.
John Kirby, age 26
years, unmarried, was shot and instantly killed last Monday (5 Nov 1900) by
Andrew J. “Jack”
Thornton at Lick Creek, following a
political argument. Thornton was a
Republican and Kirby was a Democrat.
the 19-year-old son of Silas Thornton,
who died 15 years ago. His mother
was still living and had remarried a couple of times.
was the son of David Kirby, who died
12 years ago and his mother died December 1900.
was found guilty and sentenced to 27 years in the penitentiary (See also 6 Apr
1901, and 13 Apr 1901, issues.)
Sidney Lanier, of
died 4 Nov 1900, at the home
of H.H. Kohn in
of consumption, aged 51 years, and
was buried in Anna
He married Miss Beatrice Birdsall, the daughter of Mrs. H.H. Kohn, a few years ago. He left a wife and infant daughter.
17 Nov 1900
Frank Beggs died 12 Nov 1900, at his home on
Chestnut Street in Anna, aged 32 years, and was
Cemetery. He left a wife, son, mother, brother, and
two sisters. He was the agent for
the Illinois Central at Anna.
Mrs. Emma Hall,
wife of T.W.C. Hall, died 13 Nov 1900, at
Texas, and was buried in
Cemetery. She was the daughter of Daniel
Hileman, Jr., of two miles southwest of
Jonesboro. Her funeral was at the home of Frank H.
daughter of William Phelps, died
Sunday (11 Nov 1900) at her
father’s home in
Anna, aged 26 years, and was buried
in Anna Cemetery.
24 Nov 1900
Daughter of William
Crisp, of Williamson
County, was burned to death after her clothes caught
fire when alone in the house, aged 3
Sol A. Silver, of
County, died Sunday (18 Nov 1900) at Villa Ridge, Pulaski
Dr. W.W. Stevenson,
County, died last Tuesday (20 Nov 1900).
Henry Gibbs, of
County, committed suicide last Monday (19
aged 18 years. He put a shot gun to his head and pulled
the trigger after a quarrel with his girlfriend.
watchman at I.H. Lawrence’s mill in
Cobden, committed suicide Tuesday (20
Nov 1900), aged 28 years. He shot himself in the head with a 32
revolver. He left a family.
Paul Doerr, farmer
in Gallatin County,
was killed by his team running away with him.
wife of George Shepard, died 21 Nov 1900, at her home in Ullin,
County, and was buried in
Cemetery. She was formerly from Anna.
John B. Miller,
former postmaster at Anna, died in Chicago,
aged 71 years, and was buried in
Cemetery. He was a Mason. He left two sons, John
Miller and Frank Miller. D.W.
Miller, of Chicago, was his
1 Dec 1900
youngest son of Parker Earle, died 1 Nov 1900, in Ocean Springs, Miss.
from Cobden who died in
Ocean Springs, Miss., in the past
were Mrs. Carrie Mesler, Mrs. Parker
Earle, her mother Mrs. Cutler, Mrs. Frank (Skehan) Earle, Thomas
and Martin Tracey.
James Angell, of
L. Rich farm northwest of
Jonesboro, died Tuesday (27
Nov 1900), aged about
60 years. He left a widow and two sons. His brother, Willis
Angell, died several years ago in Arkansas.
Mary Elizabeth (Cozby)
Carlile died 25 Nov 1900, at home on
Vienna St., Anna, aged 72 years,
6 months, 10 days, and was buried in
Anna Cemetery. She was the last member of her father’s
family to die. She was born in
South Carolina on
15 May 1829. She moved
to Mississippi, where she married
E.T. Carlile on 27 Jun 1847.
She had 12 children; seven died in infancy. She moved to
on 27 Mar 1863 and settled
in Anna. She was converted when 15. She and her daughter, Minnie, were
charter members of the Congregational Church in Anna.
She left five children: T.A.
Robert Carlile, Mrs. P.C. Willoughby, Ben Carlile, and Mrs. Logan
all of Anna. She also left 14
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Four grandsons and two nephews were pallbearers. (See also 15 Dec 1900,
Thomas Cross, of
a plasterer, committed suicide, aged 30 years.
8 Dec 1900
P.F. Morgan was
beaten to death with an iron bar while sleeping on Friday night (30 Nov 1900)
by his wife in
County. She was insane.
Thomas J. Duncan,
of deputy sheriff in Williamson
County, was found dead Saturday (1 Dec
1900) in his room in
Marion. He had heart trouble.
Mrs. John Dehn, of
Randolph County, was
burned to death last Sunday (2 Dec 1900)
clothes caught on fire from a stove.
Son of James Lowrance
died Wednesday (5 Dec 1900)
at home near Ware, aged 3 years.
died 2 Dec 1900, at his home
near Ware in the Mississippi Bottoms and was
Cemetery. He left a widow and several grown sons
Jackson Keller, of
several miles south of Jonesboro,
was killed last Friday (30 Nov 1900)
falling from his wagon, aged nearly
60 years, and was buried in Jonesboro
Cemetery. The wagon was loaded with blocks that he
was taking to the sawmill, and the wheels passed over his head. He died while being taken back home. He was born in
County. He left a widow and two grown children. He was a brother of Eli
formerly of Western Saratoga, died in
Poplar Bluff, Mo., last Friday (30
1900), aged about 22 years, and was
buried in Western Saratoga.
Ed Hall, of Lick
Creek, was instantly killed Tuesday (4
Dec 1900) while chopping down a tree.
15 Dec 1900
John Isham was
accidentally killed last week by a shotgun discharge at his home in Williamson
died Monday (10 Dec 1900). He was 6’ 11” and the tallest man in
Rev. Charles Pelton,
formerly of Union
County, died recently at his home in suburban
Mrs. J.B. (Rendleman)
Roberts, of Makanda, hanged herself
in her room at the home of her son
in Makanda, aged about 50 years. Her husband died a year or more ago while
living at Anna.
Mrs. B.F. Lowrance
died Wednesday (12 Dec 1900)
and was buried beside her husband, who
died recently, in
Mrs. Ruth Louise
Carter, wife of W.C. Carter, died 12 Dec 1900, of consumption, aged 32
years, 11 months, 24 days, and was
buried in Jonesboro
Cemetery. She left three children.
died 5 Dec 1900, at home
near Cobden, aged 68 years. He was
born in Norwich,
Canada, where he lived until about 7, then
moved with his parents to Cleveland,
He married there Marie Harbaugh. He moved to Cobden during the last of the
1850s. He left a wife, one daughter,
and five sons. Two sons lived in
Oregon, one in Murphysboro,
Jackson County, one
in Anna, and the daughter still lives near the home place.
22 Dec 1900
James W. Coleman
died 18 Dec 1900, at his
home in Anna, aged 59 years, and was buried in
Jonesboro Cemetery. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. for more
than 35 years and a justice of the peace.
He left a widow and several children.
William Carrol Custer died 16 Dec 1900, in Jonesboro,
of typhoid fever, aged 56 years, 3
months, 13 days. He was raised in
County. At age 18 he enlisted in Co. D, 109th
Regiment during the Civil War. An
injured received in the war contributed to his death. He married Miss Ida
Lee on 30 Dec 1898. He left one infant daughter. His funeral was last Monday (17 Dec 1900) and 10 comrades, six
serving as pallbearers, followed him to the cemetery. He was the stepfather of Lolo
Lee and the brother-in-law of Scott Leming.
Three children in the
family of John Fulcher, of northwest
of Anna, died within five days last
week of scarlet fever. The youngest was 3 years old. A girl aged 14 years died Monday (17 Dec 1900). One child was left surviving.
Son of Andrew Medlin
died last Friday (21 Dec 1900)
at his father’s home four miles east of
Anna, of spinal meningitis, aged 5
died 16 Dec 1900, at the
hospital in Anna where he worked, of typhoid fever,
and was buried in
County, where he formerly lived.
He left a widow and several children.
29 Dec 1900
Child of Arthur
Lawrence, of Mill Creek, was buried last Friday (21
Child of Alvirah
Goodman, of Mill Creek, was buried last Friday (21
Bettie Keith, wife
of Marshall Keith, died 24 Dec 1900, and was buried in
She was a member of the
Church. She left a husband and a grown son and
Infant daughter of Calvin Carter died 24 Dec 1900,
two miles west of Alto
Pass, of pneumonia,
aged 4 or 5 months, and was buried
in Cauble Cemetery
on the creek.
5 Jan 1901
James L. Sanders
died 9 Dec 1900, of pneumonia, at his home near Lawrence, Kan., aged 66
moved to Kansas three years ago. He left a widow, two daughters, and one
son. He was a county commissioner in Alexander County and lived in East
Cape Girardeau Precinct.
Silas Hess died 31 Dec 1900, at his
home five miles east of Anna, aged 74 years, 10 months, 7
days, and was
buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born in Union County in 1826. He
married Mary Hileman. They had eight children, seven of whom
survived him and lived in Union County: Lafayette Hess, Jasper L.
Hess, George W. Hess, John W. Hess, Mrs. William Boswell,
Mrs. David Rendleman, and Mrs. Jeff Stokes. One son, Frank
Hess, died several years ago.