Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette
Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois
Transcribed by Darrel Dexter
5 Jan 1906:
Daughter of Virgil Davis died last Monday (30 Dec 1905) at McClure, Alexander County, of diphtheria
and membranous croup, aged 3 years, and was buried at St. John’s Cemetery.
Charlie Harty, oldest son of Mrs. Gertie Harty of Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday (29 Dec 1905), and was
buried in Memphis, Tenn. They were visiting Mrs. Ashby Tucker in Alto Pass. He also left one brother, aged 5 years. Mrs. Harty’s husband died September 1905 and another son, aged 7 years, died November 1905.
12 Jan 1906:
David Hamilton, of Jackson, Mo., father of Mrs. Ed Gholsem died Tuesday (9 Jan 1906).
Daniel Mooneyham, of Benton, the oldest man in Franklin County, died last week. He was a veteran of
the Mexican War and a major of the 110th during the Civil War. He became a member of Benton Masonic Lodge 64 in March 1849.
19 Jan 1906:
Daniel Warren Brown died 13 Jan 1906, of Bright’s disease at his home on Asylum Ave., Anna, and was
buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born 15 Jul 1841, in Unity, Alexander County, the oldest son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Hooppaw) Brown. He married on 10 Oct 1867, Nancy A. Davie. He was a Mason and served as a mayor and alderman. He left a widow and seven children.
Mrs. Calvin Ellis died 12 Jan 1906, aged 42 years, 8 months, and 29 days, and was buried in Casper
Cemetery. She died the day after surgery to remove a tumor. Her funeral was at her residence two miles northwest of Anna. She left six sons and six daughters.
26 Jan 1906:
Daniel Woods died last Friday (19 Jan 1906) at his home in Massac County, aged 104 years.
Major A.J. Alden died at the Soldiers’ Home in Quincy, Adams County. He formerly published a
newspaper in Anna and was the father of ex-Sen. Ray Alden of Pinckneyville, Perry County.
Mrs. Harry Milleur, of Jeffersonville, Ind., daughter of J.H. Poole, died recently.
Pinckney Peak, of Glen Allen, Mo., died last Saturday (20 Jan 1906) in a hospital in St. Louis, and was
buried in Glen Allen. He was the station agent at Glen Allen for 21 years. He left a brother, William H. Peak, of Jonesboro, and a family.
Mrs. Catherine Powlas died 22 Jan 1906, at home in Jonesboro, aged 76 years, 4 months, and 2 days, and
was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Lutheran Church. She moved to Jonesboro from Mill Creek. She left one sister, Lauretta Henley, of Portland, Ore. Simon Powlas and Etta Powlas were grandchildren.
Rhoda J. Baker, wife of Dr. Miles D. Baker, of the hospital, died Sunday (21 Jan 1906) at the annex,
aged 50 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She left three sons and two daughters.
Mrs. Charles Yehling died at home in Sparta, Randolph County, aged 48 years, and was buried in Anna
Cemetery. She left a husband, three sons, and two daughters.
Catherine M. Musgraves, wife of Richard Musgraves, died 21 Jan 1906, at home one mile north of
Anna, aged 60 years, 11 months, and 8 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. One son arrived from Oregon for the funeral.
Lida Newbury, daughter of J.C. Newbury, died 19 Jan 1906, at the home of her parents, aged 16 years, 4
months, 5 days, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. She joined the Congregational Church three years ago.
2 Feb 1906:
Infant daughter of A.M. McCallum died Monday (29 Jan 1906), aged 1 week.
Barney Flannigan, son of Charles M. Flannigan, of Cobden, was killed by an Illinois Central train north
of the Anna depot, aged 14 years. He was climbing on the top of the cars and fell between two cars. Two companions named DuBois and Hamilton, about the same age, were with him.
Mary E. Godard, wife of Andrew J. Godard, died 1 Feb 1906, at home three and a half miles east of
Anna, aged 54 years, 9 months, 1 day, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
9 Feb 1906:
Charles Markley recently died in his fisherman’s hut near Grand Tower, Jackson County. He was once
very wealthy, but became a hermit after a girl jilted him. He left a brother in Ohio.
John M. Hileman was found dead Thursday last week (1 Feb 1906) in his bed eight miles south of
Jonesboro, aged 81 years, 4 months, 26 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery. He was born in Union County, the son of Peter Hileman. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for 55 years. He left a wife and three sons, A.F. Hileman, Henry Hileman, and Charles Hileman; one daughter, Nannie Hileman; two brothers, Henry Hileman and Jacob Hileman; and one sister, Sarah Hileman, of Jonesboro.
John K. Tripp died 3 Feb 1906, at home two miles west of Jonesboro, aged 70 years, 4 months, 14 days,
and was buried in Tripp Cemetery. He was born on the same farm where he died, the son of William Tripp, an early settler from Georgia. He left three sons and five daughters. Edith Tripp was a daughter and teacher in Jonesboro. Mrs. A.J. Nimmo, of Jonesboro, and Mrs. Sarah Nimmo, of Anna, were sisters.
Araldon Snell died last Friday (2 Feb 1906) at home in the bottoms of pneumonia, aged 68 years, and was
buried in Morgan Cemetery. He was a Civil War veteran under Gen. Jesse J. Phillips. He was in charge of the toll gate. He left a wife, one son, and daughters.
Hosea Hines of North Main Street, Jonesboro, died last Saturday (3 Feb 1906) of consumption, aged
about 35 years, and was buried in Lick Creek. He left a wife and several children.
15 Feb 1906
Dora Griffis died Sunday (11 Feb 1906) of consumption, aged about 22 years, and was buried in Morgan
Cemetery. She left a husband and one child.
Michael Hehenberger died 11 Feb 1906, aged 70 years, 7 months, 6 days, and was buried in Ebenezer
Cemetery. He was born in Gumpolding, Austria, on 6 Jul 1835. He left Austria on 29 Aug 1850, for America. He established a saw and planing mill at Kornthal. He didn’t pay attention to collecting his debts and never let it worry him. He lived lavishly and everyone was always welcome. He left a wife, one son, Fred Hehenberger, and two daughters, Mrs. George Foehr and Mrs. Theresia Theiss.
James Craver died 10 Feb 1906, at his home on South Main, Jonesboro, aged 83 years, 11 months, 6
days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born 4 Mar 1822, in Rowan Co., N.C., the son of Michael and Susanna Craver. His father bought the Grammer farm on 27 Dec 1827. He went to California in 1852 and was a gold seeker in Butte County for over a year. His brother, Daniel Craver, went to Butte County in 1849 and still lives there. He also left three sisters, Mrs. Saloma Hess, of near Anna, Mrs. Anna Hileman and Miss Melinda Craver. The mother of J.L. Ury was also a sister. He never married. A marker was placed at his grave for him and his sister Malinda Craver in August 1911. (See 18 Aug 1911, issue.)
Will Penninger was shot and killed in Malden, Mo., a few days ago and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
He recently assaulted Martin Hasselman, the hot tamale man.
2 Mar 1906:
Barney Cozby, son of Warren Cozby, died 22 Feb 1906, at the home of his parents on 25th and Sycamore,
Cairo, Alexander County, of consumption, aged 23 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He also left a brother, Grover Cozby. He was born 13 Oct 1883, in Anna. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Cairo Elks Lodge.
George Wood died 26 Feb 1906, at Wolf Lake, of pneumonia, aged 24 years, and was buried in Miller
9 Mar 1906:
W. Messamore died Wednesday (7 Mar 1906) at the home of his father two miles east of Alto Pass. He
left a wife and parents.
Jennie Hardin, wife of Jack Hardin, died 3 Mar 1906, of neuralgia of head, aged 33 years. She left a
husband, five children, an aged father, and one brother.
Charley Arnold, of Alto Pass, fell from an M & O freight train Thursday (7 Mar 1906) two miles
northwest of Jonesboro and was killed, aged 21 years. He left a father, brothers, and sisters.
Delia Peeler Carmack died Saturday (3 Mar 1906) at her home near Mill Creek and was buried in Anna
Sarah Finch Hileman, wife of Jacob Hileman, died 6 Mar 1906, at home, of paralytic stroke, aged 71
years, 10 months, 29 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was born in 1834 in Belleville, the daughter of John Phillips, deceased. She married E.H. Finch in 1852 near Centralia. She married on 21 Feb 1894, Jacob Hileman. She was a charter member of Anna Presbyterian Church. She left two sisters, Mrs. N.E. Bundy, of Anna, and Mrs. M.L. Sperry, of Lordsburg, N.M.; one brother, Thomas H. Phillips, of Murphysboro, Jackson County.
23 Mar 1906:
Moses Leming died 12 Mar 1906, at the home of his son, Scott Leming, near Dexter, Mo., aged 79 years,
8 months, 16 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery. His funeral was at the Congregational Church. He married in 1850 Mary L. Jones. With his wife and two sons, Truman Leming and Scott Leming, he emigrated to Illinois from Ohio in April 1863, settling on a farm one and a half miles west of Alto Pass. Two years ago he sold it and moved to Dexter, Mo. Ernest Leming, a son of Scott Leming, was a grandson.
Mother of Mrs. Amos DuFrain died in Newton.
Infant daughter of L.W. Brown, of Dongola, was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery last Friday (16 Mar
Sheba Elizabeth Grear, wife of M. Judson Grear, died 16 Mar 1906, of pneumonia, at home two miles
south of Jonesboro, aged 51 years, 4 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Emily Hines and the late Edwin Hines, who lived in the bottoms. She also left four sons and a sister, Mrs. W.A. Russell, of Neely’s Landing, Mo.
Daniel Craver died 8 Mar 1906, at Mooretown, Butte Co., Calif., aged 76 years, and was buried in
Mooretown beside his wife and daughter. He was born 9 Mar 1830, on the homestead in Jonesboro. He went to California in 1849 and was a gold miner and rancher. He left three sisters, Mrs. Salome Hess, Miss Melinda Craver, and Mrs. Anna Hileman; and one daughter, Miss Alice Craver, who lives with her aunt Melinda Craver in Jonesboro.
Fannie Eaves, daughter of Richard Eaves, died 16 Mar 1906, at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Mary Eaves,
of pneumonia, aged 48 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was raised by her uncle and aunt, William and Mary Eaves. She was a member of the Baptist Church 20 years.
Andrew T. Musgrave died 19 Mar 1906, at home three miles east of Anna, aged 58 years, 5 months, 14
days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
30 Mar 1906:
Mrs. Mary Story, of St. Louis, died 28 Mar 1906, of cancer at the home of her mother, Mrs. Catherine
Kamm, in Jonesboro, aged 33 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery. (See also 6 Apr 1906, issue.)
George Francis Willis, son of John Willis, died Sunday (25 Mar 1906) of pneumonia, aged 2 months, and
was buried in Anna Cemetery.
Fred Walter, formerly of Anna, died Tuesday (27 Mar 1906) at home in Akron, Ohio. Arthur Walter
and sister Margaret Walter of Anna went to attend the funeral.
Miss Mary LeWright died Tuesday (27 Mar 1906) of consumption and hemorrhages, at the home of her
sister, Mrs. W.T. Miller, in Centralia.
6 Apr 1906:
Zerilda Lamer Robinson died recently at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.A. McMillian, in
Carbondale, Jackson County. She was born 10 Apr 1830, near Jonesboro.
Lycurgus Edmondson, younger brother of the Rev. J.N. Edmondson, died Wednesday (4 Apr 1906) in
St. Louis, after being struck by an engine on the railroad, and was buried in Arkansas. He left a wife and child.
Jacob D. Benton died last Sunday (1 Apr 1906) at home in Dongola of neuralgia of the heart. He was
the wealthiest man in Union County and left an estate worth $100,000. He left a widow and a married adopted daughter.
13 Apr 1906:
Mrs. Catherine Kamm died Saturday (7 Apr 1906) of stroke of paralysis, aged 73 years, 11 months, 12
days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery. She left a daughter.
Mrs. Catherine Corbit died last Friday (6 Apr 1906) at home on Vienna Street, Anna, aged 72 years, and
was buried in Anna Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Baptist church. She was the only sister of Ezekiel Bishop and Abraham Bishop.
4 May 1906:
John C. Lefler, brother of Ed Lefler, died last Saturday (14 Apr 1906) of consumption, at home in
Pulaski, Pulaski County, aged 40 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. His funeral was in the Lutheran church. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Pulaski. He left a wife.
Mrs. Richard Shinnick died last Saturday (14 Apr 1906) at home in St. Louis, aged 71 years. Her
husband built part of the hospital for the insane in Anna during the 1870s.
Charles W. Treece died 28 Apr 1906, of consumption, at home north of Anna, aged 55 years, and was
buried in Casper Cemetery. He left a wife and eight children.
8 Jun 1906:
Oscar Gourley was killed in a gun fight with John Gore in West Vienna, Johnson County, at an ice
Mrs. J.H. Winn died Wednesday (6 Jun 1906) at home west of Jonesboro.
Infant child of J.H. Winn died Tuesday (5 Jun 1906) at home west of Jonesboro.
15 Jun 1906:
John W. Willard, of McClure, Alexander County, was killed Thursday (14 Jun 1906) by being struck by
a hollow tree in a wind storm while sitting on the bank of Clear Creek fishing. He was a veteran.
Julia O’Connor, “Sister Mary Louise,” died last week at Kansas City, Mo. She was the daughter of the
late Jerry O’Connor and sister of Mrs. Sam Stokes. She was mother superior at Loretto Academy and had been a sister in that order 35 years.
22 Jun 1906:
Mrs. Don Wells, renter on P.B. Turner’s place, died Thursday (21 Jun 1906).
John Young died Tuesday (19 Jun 1906) at Thebes, Alexander County, aged 65 years, and was buried in
St. John’s Cemetery.
29 Jun 1906:
Mrs. James Rymer died Wednesday (27 Jun 1906) at home in the bottoms.
Martin W. Brown, of Thebes, Alexander County, died Monday (25 Jun 1906). He was the county
surveyor for Alexander County. Squire John Brown, of Mill Creek, was his brother.
Infant daughter of Ed Dillow died Wednesday (27 Jun 1906) south of Jonesboro, aged a few days, and
was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.
6 Jul 1906:
Mrs. Lamar Herbert, only daughter of W.J. McDearmon, died 13 Jun 1906, at Monroe, La., and was
buried in Oakland Cemetery at her childhood home in Trenton, Tenn. She left four children.
13 Jul 1906:
R.H. Roland, formerly of Anna, died 2 Jul 1906, of consumption, at home in Austin, Texas, aged 55
years, 11 months, 26 days. He was a member of the Christian Church in Austin, Texas. He left a wife, mother, three sisters, and five children, Rosa, Maude, Myra, and Clarence, of Austin, Texas, and Mrs. L.M. Anderson, of Red Oak.
John Barksdale, of near Saratoga, dropped dead last Tuesday (10 Jul 1906) of consumption on Jefferson
Street, Anna, near Alden’s Store. His wife was buried last Friday (5 Jul 1906).
20 Jul 1906:
Guy Penninger died last week of consumption at his home near Lick Creek. He formerly kept a livery
stable in Anna.
John Rayburn died 12 Jul 1906, at his home in Pocahontas, Tenn., aged 72 years. He was formerly from
Anna and moved to Tennessee a few years ago. He left several grown children.
27 Jul 1906:
Child of A.J. Halterman, of Pottsville, died Tuesday (17 Jul 1907), aged 6 months.
Melinda Jenkins died Sunday (15 Jul 1906) at home three miles northwest of Dongola, aged 86 years, 6
months, 13 days. Funeral was at St. John’s Church. She was the mother of William N. Jenkins and widow of the Rev. Daniel Jenkins, former pastor of St. John’s.
John Richardson, of Dongola, died last week in DuQuoin after being struck on the head with a club.
Carrie Bean Davis died last Friday (13 Jul 1906) of tuberculosis, at Creal Springs, Williamson County,
lacking one day of being 30 years old, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was the youngest daughter of Josiah Bean and the sister of Mrs. Marshall Rendleman, of east of Anna. She left a husband and one son.
Anson Babcock died 21 Jul 1906, at St. Petersburg, Fla., aged 77 years, 7 days. He was born in 1829 in
Verona, Oneida Co., N.Y. When 14 he moved to Bradford Co., Pa., with his parents and then came to Union County about 1856 where he taught school at Lake Hill near Jonesboro. He devoted half an hour each morning and afternoon in school to singing. Dr. Wilson Brown remembered him as “a small, spare, but active and handsome young man, with dark hair and whiskers, and blue or gray eyes.” He and his brother, E. Babcock, were among the first to engage in fruit growing in Union County. He lived nine years in Malvern, Ark. In the fall of 1905 he moved to Florida. He was a strong, outspoken Union man during the Civil War. He married Jennie Meadows of Jonesboro, who died in 1866, leaving one child, Mrs. J.A. Worthington, of Anna. He married second Mrs. Nancy McKinley, of New York, who died 8 Jan 1905. She was the mother of five children, of whom four are living. One daughter, Nellie Babcock, died in Malvern, Ark., in 1881, aged 18 years. Their living children were Dr. Barney Babcock and Mrs. J.C. Ross, of Malvern, Ark.; and Belle Babcock and Burton F. Babcock, of Syracuse, N.Y. He also left one grandchild, one great-grandchild, two brothers, E. Babcock, of Anna, and M. Babcock, of St. Louis. (See also 10 Aug 1906, issue.)
3 Aug 1906:
Homer Morris was shot and killed last Saturday (28 Jul 1906) in Ullin, Pulaski County, at a picnic. This
was the third killing in Ullin in less than three months.
Mrs. Ruth Messamore died Sunday (29 Jul 1906) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Hodge, and was
buried in Limestone Cemetery. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She had one foot amputated.
Lorenzo G. Spence died 27 Jul 1906, at the home of his son-in-law, Charles A. Mattingly, in Anna, aged
63 years, 8 months, 21 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was a member of the G.A.R. He left several grown children.
William A. Crowell died 27 Jul 1906, of consumption, at the home of his father-in-law, aged 24 years, 11
months, 26 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was the oldest son of C.C. Crowell and brother of Mrs. Robert Norris.
10 Aug 1906:
David Bittle died 1 Aug 1906, of consumption at the residence of J.F. Bittle, of Wolf Lake, and was
buried in Bittle Cemetery.
Cy Moore, of Pulaski, Pulaski County, died Thursday last week (2 Aug 1906). He was the father of Mrs.
Ada Oliver, formerly of Jonesboro.
Joe Steagala died Tuesday (7 Aug 1906) in Cairo, Alexander County. He had lived in Cairo since 1854
and ran a hotel and saloon. He was a member of 19 secret societies.
Mary Josephine Hunsaker, wife of Walter Hunsaker, died 3 Aug 1906, of cancer following surgery at
Hale Sanitarium, aged 45 years, 10 months, 20 days, and was buried in New Liberty Cemetery. Her funeral was at New Liberty Church in Progress. She was a member of the Christian Church since age 13. She left five children, Loa Hunsaker, Maud M. Hunsaker, Grover D. Hunsaker, Daisy P. Hunsaker, and Fred Hunsaker; six brothers, and two sisters.
17 Aug 1906:
Carrie Hunsaker died Saturday (11 Aug 1906) at home on Vienna Street, Anna, aged 44 years, 11
months, and 1 day, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. She was born in Cairo, Alexander County, daughter of J.C. Hawkins. She married in 1882 J. Will Hunsaker. She was a member of the Baptist church and Rebekah Lodge. She left a husband, three daughters, two sons, and several sisters.
24 Aug 1906:
Sister of Allen Forsee died Wednesday (22 Aug 1906) in Percy.
Oliver Brown died last Monday (20 Aug 1906) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.L. Leyerle, in Anna,
aged 75 years, 2 months, 16 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was a member of Anna Masonic Lodge and a member of the Baptist church for 55 years. He joined Jonesboro Baptist Church in 1837 and transferred to the Anna church. He married in 1855 Lucinda Sumner, who died
10 years ago. He lived in Jonesboro, in Missouri, and south of Anna. He had three children, two of whom were living, Mrs. J.L. Leyerle and J.C. Brown, of Unity, Alexander County. He also left two brothers, James Brown, of Wetmore, Kan., and M.V. Brown, of Balcom; and one sister, T.K. Willoughby, of St. Louis. He also raised three children, Will Campbell, John Campbell, and Oscar Campbell.
31 Aug 1906:
John Betts was killed by Fred Perkins, of Vienna, Johnson County, at a country dance a year ago.
Perkins was sentenced to 30 years in the penitentiary.
Noel Cotton, of Johnson County, was struck by a train and killed at Indiana Harbor, a Chicago suburb,
aged 20 years, and was buried in New Burnside, Johnson County. He left home at age 15 and went to South Africa, South America, Italy, Austria, Germany, and England.
7 Sep 1906:
Mrs. John Davis was struck by a stray bullet and killed last Friday (31 Aug 1906) in front of her home in
Marion, Williamson County.
Wilson Chester died Friday (31 Aug 1906) of consumption, in Wickliffe, Ky., aged 21 years, and was
buried in Frick Cemetery. He was the oldest son of Georgia Chester who moved from Jonesboro to Terre Haute, Ind., where she died a year ago.
14 Sep 1906:
Mrs. Mollie Emerson died last Thursday (6 Sep 1906) of tuberculosis, at the home of her father, Frank
J. Granay, aged 19 years, and was buried in McGinnis Cemetery. Her husband and baby died less than a year and a half ago.
21 Sep 1906:
E.J. Thistlewood, of Cairo, Alexander County, was killed Monday (17 Sep 1906) in Cairo after jumping
from a moving train. He and his brother, N.B. Thistlewood, boarded the wrong train on their way to a soldiers reunion in Tennessee.
Emil Koch, of Cairo, Alexander County, fell from a street car Tuesday (18 Sep 1906) and died at St.
Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo shortly after the accident. He was a brother of William Koch and L.H. Cook, of Anna.
Hamilton J. Hileman died last Friday (14 Sep 1906) at home near Friendship School house, aged 44
years, 1 month, 14 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
28 Sep 1906:
John Dunsworth and George Peterson, quarrymen working near Tunnel Hill, Johnson County, were
killed last week in explosion of dynamite.
Louis Herbert, of Cairo, Alexander County, died Wednesday (26 Sep 1906) at a hospital in St. Louis.
4 Oct 1906:
Ah Fong, a Chinese millionaire, died recently in China. One of his 13 daughters married Lt. A.J.
Dougherty, formerly of Mound City, Pulaski County, now of Ft. Snelling, Minn. His son married a daughter of Admiral Whiting. Ah Fong went to Hawaii in 1858 and married a daughter of a Portuguese sailor.
Grover C. Rich, son of Michael Rich, of Cobden, was killed recently in Telleuride, Colo., by falling into
a mine, aged 22 years, and was buried in the family cemetery near Cobden. He went to Colorado five years ago.
12 Oct 1906:
Harry Trammel, son of Wesley Trammel, aged 18 years, and Isaac Rendleman, were run over by a train
and killed Wednesday (9 Oct 1906). Rendleman came from Missouri and was married, but separated, from Trammel’s sister.
Mrs. Martha Wood died last Saturday (5 Oct 1906) at the home of her son, Charles Wood, two miles
south of Anna, aged 64 years, 3 months, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
Sarah Davis, “an old colored woman,” was killed last week by an M & O train while trying to get her cow
off the tracks.
Fred Miller was killed last Friday (4 Oct 1906) when a ton of powder exploded at the powder mill in
Fayville, Alexander County.
19 Oct 1906:
Sam Jones died Wednesday (17 Oct 1906) of heart disease, on a train 10 miles west of Little Rock, Ark.,
on his way to his home in Cartersville, Ga., aged 59 years. He was an evangelist and spoke at Anna. He claimed to have saved 100,000 souls.
Oliver P. “Dick” Baggott died 14 Oct 1906, at his home in Anna, aged 66 years, 1 month, 12 days, and
was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was born in Ohio and served three years in the 11th Ohio Volunteers. He moved to Union County after the Civil War. He served as justice of the peace, sheriff, and county superintendent of schools. He was a Mason and member of Anna Lodge G.A.R. He left a widow, two sons, Harry Baggott and Clem Baggott, of Ullin, Pulaski County; and two daughters, Mrs. Wade Medlin and Miss Cricket Baggott, of Anna.
John Hollenback died Wednesday (17 Oct 1906) at his home in Jonesboro, aged 90 years, 5 months, 28
days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born 19 Apr 1816, in Zanesville, Ohio. He lived in Union County 44 years, near Alto Pass then the last 15 years at Jonesboro. He was married four times. He left a widow, one son, and five daughters living in widely separated states. Mrs. C.B. Holcomb, of Alto Pass, and Mrs. Dixon, of Iowa, were daughters. (See also 26 Oct 1906, issue.)
2 Nov 1906:
Caroline Veith died last Friday (26 Oct 1906) at home in west part of Jonesboro and was buried in
Jonesboro Cemetery. He was born in Weinsburg, Württemberg, Germany, and came to America in 1854. He married in 1856 Jacob Veith, who died in 1898 at the office of Dr. W.C. Lence. They moved to Jonesboro in 1869. She was a sister of Frederick Schaffer and Jacob Schaffer, both deceased. She left one sister in Germany.
A.W. Brown died 25 Oct 1906, at home in Ullin, Pulaski County, aged 57 years. He was a Mason. He
was the father of Mrs. Harry Baggott, who was fatally injured by a runaway in Ullin a year ago.
Horace Tanner Eastman died 26 Oct 1906, at his home near Anna and was buried in Anna Cemetery. He
was born 27 Oct 1819, in Medina, N.Y. He was the inventor of the locomotive pilot and the dirt band used to transplant tomatoes and melons. He left four sons, Ben T. Eastman, of Oran, Mo., Sam Eastman, H.G. Eastman, and Harmon Eastman, of Anna; three daughters, Julia Wells, of Morgan County, Nora Davis, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and Kitty Manly, of Sandusky, Alexander County. Sam Eastman, of Simpson, Johnson County, and H.G. Eastman, of Longmont, Colo., were in Jonesboro to settle their father’s estate (9 Oct 1908, issue).
Elder J.W. Hunsaker died 28 Oct 1906, at his home in Jonesboro, aged 67 years, 6 months, 7 days, and
was buried in Anna Cemetery. He was a Baptist preacher. He was a member AF & AM Lodge 520 and GAR Lodge 558. He left a daughter, Mrs. John M. Chase, and a son, Will Hunsaker, both of Jonesboro.
9 Nov 1906:
Virgil Goings, infant son of M.J. Goings of Carbondale, Jackson County, died Tuesday (6 Nov 1906) of
pneumonia, aged 11 months.
Ellen Robinson, wife of Will Robinson, and youngest daughter of J.N. Gregory, died 4 Nov 1906, and
was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Baptist church.
16 Nov 1906:
Helen Butler, daughter of Judge W.N. Butler, of Cairo, Alexander County, died Wednesday (14 Nov
1906) aged 10 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
Mrs. Fred Turner died last Saturday (10 Nov 1906), aged 17 years, and was buried in Jonesboro
Cemetery. She was the daughter of I.J. Axley, of west of Jonesboro, and was married a couple months.
23 Nov 1906:
James Treece died 15 Nov 1906, at home one mile southeast of Anna, aged 64 years, 4 months, 11 days,
and was buried in Anna Cemetery.
Karl O. Mayer died 16 Nov 1906, at German Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis, aged 22 years, 2 months, 13
days, and was buried in Kollehner Cemetery. His funeral was at Kornthal Church. He was injured in a saw mill accident on 2 Nov 1906. He was a member of Kornthal Band. He was the only son of Joseph Mayer, Sr. He left three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Mayr, Jr., Mrs. Embeck, and Miss Emma Mayer.
30 Nov 1906:
Miss Alice Adams, of West Vienna, Johnson County, committed suicide last Friday (23 Nov 1906) by
shooting herself. She was the daughter of Mack Adams, formerly of Jonesboro.
Mrs. Anna Alexander, oldest sister of the editor of the Gazette, died Tuesday (27 Nov 1906) after an
appendicitis operation at a hospital in Salida, Colo., aged 58 years. She taught school in Lincoln, Ill., and married John Alexander, of Lincoln, 25 years ago. She moved to Nebraska five years ago to Paonia, Colo. She had no children. She also left a sister, Mrs. Lucy Tennant, of Paonia, Colo.
7 Dec 1906:
Mrs. Eaton, mother of Marie Eaton, died Monday (3 Dec 1906) at home in Pinckneyville, Perry County.
May Rendleman, wife of W. Arthur Rendleman, died 4 Dec 1906, aged 22 years, and was buried in
Jonesboro Cemetery. Her funeral was at the Lutheran Church. She left a baby a few days old. (See also 14 Dec 1906, issue.)
William Watson Stokes died Wednesday (5 Dec 1906) of kidney disease, at home in Anna, aged 52
years, 2 months, 26 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He was a blacksmith.
14 Dec 1906:
Mrs. O.E. Harmes died and her funeral was Sunday (9 Dec 1906) in Dongola.
21 Dec 1906:
Mrs. Mollie Parsons Harreld died 16 Dec 1907, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary Parsons, in
Canton, Miss. She married W.E. Harreld four years ago. She left two children, a son 2 ½ years old and a daughter 1 month old, and sisters.
28 Dec 1906:
Mrs. Livony Phillips died Tuesday (24 Dec 1906) aged about 60 years, and was buried in Jonesboro
Cemetery. She was a widow and lived with her son, Francis Phillips, in the southeast part of Jonesboro. She was a sister of J.I. Modglin.
4 Jan 1907:
Thorpe was shot and killed last Sunday (30 Dec 1906) in Ullin, Pulaski County, City Marshall Saxton.
Infant child of O.F. and Minnie (Barringer) Culver, of Nashville died Monday (30 Dec 1906) and was
buried in Anna Cemetery.