Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1927

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

9 Jan 1927:

Mark McBride died Monday (3 Jan 1927) after being struck by an Illinois Central train south of Dongola,

aged 24 years.  He was the son of F.M. McBride, of Dongola.  He left a widow and two children.—Cairo Citizen.

 

Theresa Ransmeier died 1 Jan 1927, of peritonitis, aged 49 years, 2 months, 2 weeks, and 4 days, and

was buried in Kollehner Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  She was born 14 Oct 1877, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of John and Josepha Ransmeier.  She was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Kornthal, where she was the organist for 27 years.  She kept house for her uncle, Joseph Kollehner, for 15 years.  She was rushed to the hospital at Murphysboro, Jackson County for an operation for obstruction of the intestines.  She left one brother, Joseph Ransmeier; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Meyer, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Hannah Ransmeier, at home.

 

14 Jan 1927:

Four persons were killed when Shady Rest, the stronghold of Charles Birger, in Williamson County, was

dynamited Saturday (10 Jan 1927) allegedly by the Shelton Gang.

 

Mary (Cox) Johnson died 7 Jan 1927, at home in Anna, aged 86 years, 8 months, 26 days, and was buried in the vault at Anna Cemetery beside her husband.  Her funeral was at her home.  She was born 12 Apr 1840, near Jonesboro, the daughter of Nyle and Tobita Cox, who moved to Union County from North Carolina.  She married on 18 Jan 1860, Rickliff Johnson, who died 15 Jul 1915.  They lived in Jonesboro for a few years after their marriage and then moved to Anna.  She became a charter member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church on 9 Feb 1869.  On 1 Jan 1899, at a congregational meeting, the couple proposed to furnish the funds for a new church building, if the congregation would buy the property and furnish the building.  This was completed and dedicated on 31 Aug 1902.    She presented the congregation with a Moeller pipe organ.  She was a Sunday school teacher in the primary department for 33 years.  In May 1911, the couple offered to pay for the removal of Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro to a new location and complete a basement under the church.  She also had the bathroom and waterworks installed in the Lutheran parsonage.  L. H. Cook was her niece.

 

May (McCartney) Mowery died 8 Jan 1927, at Anna, aged 54 years, 7 months, 16 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.  She was born 22 May 1872, in Michigan City, Ind.  She left her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Irvin McKibben; and one son, Glen L. Mowery, of Chicago, and granddaughter, Joan Mowery.

 

21 Jan 1927:

David R. Francis died 15 Jan 1927, at home in St. Louis, aged 76 years.

 

28 Jan 1927:

Ruth (Meisenheimer) Smiddy died 21 Jan 1927, at home one mile north of Reynoldsville, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Reynoldsville Church.  She was the daughter of H. A. Meisenheimer.  The following were her brothers and sisters, Mrs. John Reynolds, Mrs. Oscar Ryan, Mrs. Thomas Johnson, James Meisenheimer, Blanche Meisenheimer, Henry Meisenheimer, Verda Meisenheimer, Edward Meisenheimer, and Mary Meisenheimer.

 

Mose Lyerla died 21 Jan 1927, at home, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  His funeral was at Beech Grove Church.

 

4 Feb 1927:

Mrs. Viola Coplen died.

 

James F. Bennett died last Friday (28 Jan 1927), aged 74 years, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.   His funeral was at Carterville, Williamson County.  He was the father of J. F. Bennett, of Anna.

 

Mrs. Ben Carlile died Tuesday (1 Feb 1927) at Christian Hospital in St. Louis, of cancer, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna.

 

John Bernard Fierke died 29 Jan 1927, at home on Green and High streets in Anna, aged 79 years, 6 months, 7 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, where he was a member since 1885.  He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he learned to be a cabinetmaker.  He married at Metropolis, Massac County, Sophia Niemyer.  He had five children.  He moved to Anna in 1885 and worked as a wagon maker for DeWitt & Stokes.  He later went into business for himself.  He was a member of Hiawatha Lodge No. 291 of I. O. O. F.  He was a member of Anna city council for 10 years.  He left four children, John C. Fierke, of Jacksonville, Margaret E. Bizzle, of Anna, Fred A. Fierke, of Carbondale, Jackson County, and Marie D. Fierke, of Anna.

 

11 Feb 1927:

Temperance (Kelley) Misenhimer died Monday (7 Feb 1927) at home five miles northwest of Carbondale, Jackson County, aged 85 years.  She was born 11 Dec 1840, in Jonesboro and married when 16 years old, J. C. Misenhimer, who died 36 years ago.  During the Civil War they moved to Jackson County.  She had seven children.  She left two daughters, Mrs. Cora Farmer, at home, and Etta Robinson, of Jonesboro; one son, Fred Misenhimer, on a farm adjoining the home place.—Carbondale Herald, 3rd inst.

 

18 Feb 1927:

James Granderson Turner died 13 Feb 1927, after being scalded on Saturday (12 Feb 1927) when he tumbled into a pan of hot water his mother was using to scrub the floor, aged 2 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was the son of Walter Turner, of two miles west of Jonesboro.  (See also 25 Feb 1927, issue.)

 

W. J. Rhoads died 15 Jan 1927, and his ashes were buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Los Angeles, Calif.  He was one of the first engineers of the St. Louis & Cairo Railroad (now the Mobile & Ohio) to pull a train into Jonesboro.  He married Minnie Finley, of Jonesboro, and moved to Stockton, Calif.

 

N. B. “Uncle Poley” Vanzandt died 12 Feb 1927, at the home of his son, A. J. Vanzandt, of Tamms, Alexander County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was born 6 May 1854, in Jackson, Tenn., the oldest son of John and Elizabeth Vanzandt.  He married in 1874 in White County, Mary Calwell, who died in 1877.  They had one son, A. J. Vanzandt.  He married in 1880 in Union County, Bethonia Turner, who died in 1904.  He also left three sisters, Mrs. D. C. Trees, of Anna, Mrs. S. F. Cavendar and Nancy T. Turner, of Jonesboro.

 

Annie M. Anderson died Saturday (12 Feb 1927) at home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She had a stroke of paralysis months ago.  Her funeral was at her home.  She left her husband, Francis P. Anderson; one daughter, Mrs. C. O. Clark; and two grandchildren.

 

25 Feb 1927:

A newborn baby died and was found last Friday (18 Feb 1927) by a patient at the hospital, wrapped in carpet in the trash dump north of crusher.  There was a coroner’s inquest.

 

Robert D. Parker died 22 Feb 1927, at home, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Anna Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was born 3 Mar 1865, near Anna, the son of Dr. David and Susan Parker.  He married in August 1898, Alta Hindman, of Mill Creek.  They had three children, Roy Parker, of Chicago, Homer Parker, of Herrin, Williamson County, and a daughter who died aged 7 years.  He married on 23 May 1923, Mrs. Hilda Hardy, of Anna.  He was a farmer, schoolteacher for 18 years, and a fruit grower.  He also left two brothers, Dr. D. A. Parker, of Cardwell, Mo., and Theodore Parker, of Tacoma, Wash.; four sisters, Josie V. Hight, of Cardwell, Mo., Alice Clymer, of Dyer, Tenn., Ara Keith and Nora McClane, both of Anna; and two grandchildren.

 

 

Frederick Dirks died last Saturday (19 Feb 1927) at Anna State Hospital, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at McCarty Funeral Home.  He was born 18 Nov 1842, in Dautzig, Germany, and came to America about 1860.  He was a gardener in Mississippi and later worked for D. W. Leib at Makanda.  He came to Jonesboro 25 years ago.  He married in 1907, but his wife died 12 years ago.  He lived behind the John B. Jackson residence on Spring Street in Anna.  He left no relatives.

 

4 Mar 1927:

George Parsons died last week in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 73 years, and was buried at Kennebunk, Maine, where he used to live.  He was the former mayor and businessman in Cairo.

 

Stella J. (Royster) Lence died 26 Feb 1927, at home east of Cobden, aged 85 years, 8 months, 21 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Casper Church.  She was born 5 Jun 1841.  She joined the Baptist Church.  She married on 31 Jan 1864, Aaron F. Lence, who died a few years ago.  She had six children, Robert Lence, who died aged 5 years, Flora Clutts, Annie Craiglow, Mary Stroehlein, Ed T. Lence, and Dr. John J. Lence.  She also left 25 grandchildren. 

 

Harriet (Anderson) Bridgeman died at St. John’s Hospital in St. Louis, after an operation for cancer on 25 Feb 1927, aged 32 years, 5 months, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.  She was born 7 Dec 1896, near Alto Pass, the daughter of J. B. Anderson. She graduated from Alto Pass High School and State Normal School.  She was a teacher at Grand Tower and Granite City.  She married on 2 (or 24) Feb 1924, Howard Bridgeman, of Alto Pass, and moved to St. Louis.  She joined Alto Pass Baptist Church and one year ago transferred to Cavalry Baptist Church.  She was a member of Eastern Star.

 

John Robert Bartruff died 22 Feb 1927, at Middle Grove (or Salem), Ore., aged 44 years, 1 month, 5 days.  He was born 18 Jan 1883, in Jonesboro, the only child of John and Kate Bartruff.  He used to live in Union County.  He married on 6 Oct 1906, Lena Knupp.  One son died in infancy.  He was a member of Middle Grove Evangelical Church for 16 years.  He left a widow, four sons, three daughters, and his parents, of Oregon.  (See also 11 Mar 1927, issue.)

 

Fred Casey died 23 Feb 1927, at home in Lockport.  He was the brother of W. H. Casey, of Anna.

 

Theodore A. Johnson died 27 Feb 1927, at home on Monroe Street in Anna, aged 56 years, 11 months, 27 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Christian church.  He lived in    Anna 19 years and for the last four years was janitor at Lincoln School on Monroe Street.

 

Uncle of Mrs. Elmer Adams and Mrs. Monroe Nelson died at St. Louis.

 

11 Mar 1927:

T. J. Compton died 26 Feb 1927, at home south of Jonesboro, aged 73 years, and was buried in Hamilton County.  He lived in Union County about 13 years.  He left a widow.

 

Nancy C. Hartline died last Sunday (6 Mar 1927) at home in Anna, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Casper Church.  She was born 1 Jun 1854, northwest of Jonesboro, daughter of J. D. Wilson.  Her father died when she was small and her mother married Jacob Rendleman.  She married on 25 May 1871, John Hartline, who died 4 Jun 1925.  Two years ago she moved to Anna.  She was a member of Anna Rebekah Lodge No. 262 and the Congregational church.  She left eight children, Edgar I. Hartline, of Anna, J. D. Hartline, of Danville, Mrs. Charles Sitter, of Cobden, Mrs. Gilbert Sitter, of Anna, G. O. Hartline, of Cobden, Mrs. Charles L. Kimmel, of Chicago, Mrs. Ross Holcomb, of Alto Pass, and Van L. Hartline, of Anna; one brother, David Rendleman; four sisters, Mrs. Nathan Stone, of Marion, Williamson County, Mrs. George W. Hess, Mrs. John W. Hess, and Amanda Walker, of Anna; 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

Francis M. Dillow died 2 Mar 1927, at home north of Anna, aged 46 years, 7 months, 5 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.  He was a brother of Mrs. Vica Bittle, of Elgin.

 

Mary B. Jenks died 16 Jan 1927, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her husband, George W. Jenks, who died 25 years ago and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, was removed to Anna Cemetery for burial with his wife.  She was a sister of H. P. Tuthill, of Anna.

 

18 Mar 1927:

Samuel Brooksher died at St. Louis, aged 71 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He lost an arm in Anna as a boy, when he tried to get a platform truck out of the way of a train and was smashed through the wooden walls of the station.  He left a widow and two daughters.

 

Amanda Elizabeth (Grace) Musgrave died 10 Mar 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Brown, in Jonesboro, aged 73 years, 4 months, 22 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was born 19 Nov 1853, in Middle Co., Tenn., the daughter of Cyrus M. Grace.  Her mother died when she was 4 and she came to Anna with her father, sister, and brothers during the Civil War.  She joined First Baptist Church in Anna at an early age.  She married in spring 1869, Andrew J. Musgrave, who died 19 Mar 1906.  She lived in Anna and then moved to a farm three miles east of Anna.  She had 11 children, four of whom preceded her in death, John Musgrave, Ernest Musgrave, Anetta Musgrave, and Frank W. Musgrave, of Anna.  She left seven children, Ellen A. Campbell and Lena O. Brown, of Jonesboro, Mae B. Burfield, of Kansas City, Kan., Carrie N. Cover, of West Frankfort, Franklin County, Elsie C. Williams, of Galatia, J. Everett Musgrave, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Harry C. Musgrave, of Peabody, Kan.; 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one brother, T. R Grace, of Jonesboro.

 

L. Horten died Sunday (13 Mar 1927) at Balcom, of heart trouble, aged 76 years.  He was born in

      Kentucky.

 

25 Mar 1927:

Harker R. English died 21 Mar 1927, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. W. Selby, in Michigan Valley, Kan., of blood poisoning, aged 88 years.  He was the brother of J. R. English, deceased, and C. C. English.

 

Infant daughter of Floyd Bradshaw died at Peoria, aged 14 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was the granddaughter of Mrs. Ed Gholson.

 

R. E. Dougherty died two weeks ago in Cairo, Alexander County.  He was the stepfather of Mrs. Clayton Walser, of Anna.

 

William Carroll Tripp died 20 Mar 1927, at the home of his sister, Cora Jackson, in Anna, aged 36 years, 1 month, 3 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  He left one brother, Lawrence Tripp; three sisters, Cora Jackson, of Anna, Nancy Burlison, of Tamaroa, and Kate Woodworth, of Jackson, Tenn.

 

Mother of Charles Kelley, of Balcom, died Saturday (19 Mar 1927) in St. Louis.

 

1 Apr 1927:

Ethel (Miles) McCasland died 19 Mar 1927, at Deaconess Hospital in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, aged 27 years, 5 months, 26 days, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Ava.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church of Ava.  She was born 23 Sep 1899, in Union County.  She moved to Ava with her parents on 7 Nov 1907.  She married on 28 Mar 1922, Thomas McCasland and lived in East St. Louis.  She was a member of Ava Rebekah Lodge No. 258.  She had three children, Lorene Emma McCasland, aged 4 years, Norman Austin McCasland, aged 2 years, and Lois Jean McCasland, aged 4 months.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Miles, who died in July 1920, and by her mother, Emma Miles, who died 6 Dec 1922.  She left her husband, three children, and her father, Austin Miles, of Ava.—Ava Citizen.

 

8 Apr 1927:

Viola Morris died Sunday (3 Apr 1927) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Baggott, in Anna, and was buried at Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.  Her funeral was at her daughter’s home.  She was the widow of James S. Morris, of Ullin, Pulaski County.  She used to live in San Francisco, Calif., and Paoli, Kan.  She left three daughters, Mrs. Harry Baggott, of Anna, Alma Morris, of San Francisco, and Florence Morris, of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Mrs. Isabelle Abernathie died Monday (4 Apr 1927) at home in Wolf Lake, aged 66 years, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Wolf Lake Church.

 

Helen Wanda Lee Nicholson died last Thursday (31 Mar 1927) of whooping cough, aged 2 months, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Eli Nicholson.

 

Dr. Tommi Pickles died 4 Apr 1927 (or Tuesday, 5 Apr 1927) at home in Buncombe, Johnson County, of stroke of paralysis, aged 74 years, and was buried in McGinnis Cemetery, near Mt. Pleasant, beside his first wife and two children.  He was born 14 Feb 1853, in Ste. Genevieve Co., Mo., the 8th child of William and Ann (Ambler) Pickles.  The family was from Keightly, Yorkshire, England.  He had four sisters born in England and one sister and four brothers born in America.  His father immigrated to America in the early 1840s and his mother and three sisters came a year or two later.  One sister remained in England with her maternal grandmother to be educated.  She was later lost crossing the Atlantic Ocean.  His parents died in 1861 when he was 8.  He married in 1875 Sophronia Jones.  He had four daughters and four sons.  His first wife and two children, Darwin Pickles and Maude Pickles, preceded him in death.  He married 2nd Mrs. Luella Benson.  He began to practice medicine in 1882 in Alexander, Johnson, Pulaski, and Union counties.  He left a second wife, six children, Guy Pickles, of Dongola, Frank Pickles, of Albany, N.Y., Claude E. Pickles, of North Dakota, Mrs. Joe Cline, Mrs. George Stokes, Mrs. Enos Miller, of Anna; grandchildren, and two brothers, John Pickles, of El Paso, Texas, and Moses M. Pickles, superintendent of Jonesboro public schools.  (See also 15 Apr 1927, issue.)

 

J. F. Campbell died Tuesday (5 Apr 1927) at home on South Main Street in Jonesboro, of heart failure, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His daughter, Zelma Campbell, a teacher in Jonesboro school, found him dead on his couch.  His wife had gone to Mounds, Pulaski County, that morning.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.  He was a member of Southern Lodge No. 241 of I. O. O. F. in Jonesboro.  He lived in Jonesboro for several years and was a carpenter.  He left a widow and several children.

 

15 Apr 1927:

Mrs. B. F. Keith died 8 Apr 1927, at home in Los Angeles, Calif., of tuberculosis, aged 55 years.  She was the daughter of the late C. Jessen, of Alto Pass.  She moved to Arizona about 15 years ago.  She left a husband and two children.

 

Francis R. Masska died 9 Apr 1927, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his sister, Mrs. S. E. Eddleman.  He lived in Anna.

 

22 Apr 1927:

Youthie Wayne Rogers drowned Friday (15 Apr 1927) at Reynoldsville, aged 11 years, and was buried at Louisville, Ill.  He was the son of Roy H. Rogers.  There was a coroner’s inquest.

 

Ernest Raymond Turner died 17 Apr 1927, aged 20 years, 5 months, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at home one mile west of Jonesboro.  He was born 17 Jan 1906, the son of James L. and Almeda Turner.  He left his parents, five brothers, Clarence Turner, Lawrence Turner, George Turner, and Walter Turner, of Jonesboro, and Irvin Turner, of Champaign; two sisters, Bessie Sadler, of Diana, Fla., and Ruth Turner, of Jonesboro; four uncles, and three aunts. 

 

Malissa (Wingate) Craver died 19 Apr 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Hoss, of Jonesboro, aged 79 years, 6 months, 10 days.  She was born 9 Oct 1847.  She joined First Baptist Church of Jonesboro in January 1877.  She married Mike Braswell.  They had three children, of whom one, Mrs. W. M. Hoss, was living.  She married 2nd James E. Gunn.  They had one daughter, deceased.  She married 3rd David Craver, deceased.  She also left two grandchildren, Catherine Foster and W. C. Crosby; and five great grandchildren.  A card of thanks published after the funeral was signed by Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hoss and John Foster and family.

 

Willard Goodman died 10 Apr 1927, in Riverside, Calif., of gallstones. He was born 29 Jan 1867, in Jonesboro, the older son of Dr. M. M. and Mary A. (Willard) Goodman.  In his boyhood he worked in the office of the Jonesboro Gazette as a typesetter.  He learned telegraphy at the Jonesboro railroad depot.  He was superintendent of care of shade trees at Riverside, Calif.  He left a widow, Stella (Shaw) Goodman; one daughter, Helen Goodman, one son, Willard Goodman; his mother, one sister, Mrs. Francis W. Gordinier; and a younger brother, Charles Goodman, all of Kirkland, Wash.

 

29 Apr 1927:

Charles Blakely died Tuesday (26 Apr 1927) in his chair at home in Jonesboro, of affection of the heart, aged 59 years, 10 months, 1 day, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was section foreman of the M & O Railroad and a member of Modern Woodmen of America.  He left a widow, one son, B. B. Blakely, of Chester, Randolph County; and four daughters, Bessie Blakely, at home, Mrs. L. D. Newbury, and Mrs. D. C. Miller, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. J. D. Matchett, of Chester; and one grandchild.

 

Elizabeth Winheim died, aged 84 years.  Her funeral was at Carlyle.  She was the mother-in-law of Amos Sanford, and grandmother of his children, Amos Sanford, Jr., and Anita May.

 

The mother of Rose Jackson and Thelma Jackson died a few weeks ago at Elizabethtown or Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County.

 

6 May 1927:

Lydia Bloodworth died last Wednesday (4 May 1927) at home in Anna, of cancer, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.

 

13 May 1927:

William Wright, aged 35 years, and Dannie Coleman, aged 32 years, were found Sunday (8 May 1927) after the Mississippi River flood water receded.  They left Gale, Alexander County, last winter during a heavy ice to go duck hunting and never returned.  Their boat was found a few days later near where their bodies were discovered.—Cairo Citizen.

 

C. J. Anderson died 26 Apr 1927, in Flagler, Colo.  He moved from Alto Pass to Colorado many years ago.

 

Alice (Lyerly) Brooks died 5 Apr 1927, in Los Angeles, Calif., and was buried in Oklahoma.  She was operated on for gallstones and it was discovered she had liver cancer.  She was the daughter of Dan Lyerly and married T. J. Brooks.  She used to live at Balcom.  She left one son.

 

Mabel Butler died 6 May 1927, at the home of her father, D. M. Butler, in Jonesboro, aged 22 years, 6 months, 23 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  She attended Anna-Jonesboro Community High School for three years.  She left her parents, four brothers, and three sisters.

 

27 May 1927:

Benjamin J. Lurtch drowned in a slough in the bottoms near Ware, aged 27 years, and was buried at Carbondale, Jackson County.  He and his brother, William H. Lurtch, of Cobden, were fishing.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  He lived in St. Louis, but had been staying with his brother.

 

Charles Curren died last Thursday (19 M1y 1927) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cairo, Alexander County.  His funeral was at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mound City, Pulaski County.  He lived at Mound City and was elected state representative for five terms.

 

Mrs. Virgil Travelstead died Friday (20 May 1927) at Holden Hospital in Carbondale, Jackson County, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church at Carbondale.  She was a sister of Mrs. Harry R. Smith, of Anna.

 

3 Jun 1927:

James Whitson drowned in the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio, aged 15 years.  He was the grandson of James M. Shipley, of Anna.  Marguerite Shipley was his aunt.

 

Anna (Barlow) Cotsworth died last Saturday (28 May 1927) in a St. Louis hospital, and her ashes were buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was in St. Louis.  She was born and reared in Anna.  She married Arthur Cotsworth.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Shrine.  She was related to J. L. Fuller by marriage.

 

10 Jun 1927:

Martin V. Powell died 5 Jun 1927, at home in Jonesboro, of infirmities of old age, aged over 90 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at home.  He was born 27 Dec 1836, south of Anna, on what is now known as the Ben Davis farm, the son of James B. and Susanna (Walker) Powell.  He learned the blacksmith trade in Jonesboro and later became a carpenter.  He joined the Methodist Church at Jonesboro on 22 Aug 1858.  He married on 30 Oct 1859, Delilah Berch Rushing.  They had four sons and three daughters.  He was preceded in death by five children, John M. Powell, James W. Powell, George Van Powell, Charles L. Powell, and Mary A. Musselman.  His wife died many years ago.  His daughter, Nellie Williford, kept house for him and another daughter, Ollie V. Jones, lived nearby.  He came to Jonesboro in 1860 and built a home into which he moved in 1861.  He also left six grandchildren, Charles V. Powell, of Herrin, Williamson County, John M. Powell, of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Charles C. Williford, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. John A. Tibbets, Harold Jones, and Samuel Jones, of Jonesboro; three great-grandchildren; and two half sisters in Texas.

 

Lydia (Rauch) Sanders died 2 Jun 1927, at home in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born 9 Jun 1858, near Lebanon, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Sarah (Artz) Rauch.  She married Dr. David R. Sanders, who died in July 1907.  Soon after she married, she joined Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Makanda, where her husband was pastor.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Anna.  She lived with her son, Dr. Karl D. Sanders.  She had five daughters and one son.  One daughter died in infancy.  She left two daughters, Mary wife of J. T. Carroll and Gussie Pratt, of Hollywood, Calif.; one son, Karl D. Sanders; one stepdaughter, Minnie J. Armstrong, of Fort Smith, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Rauch, of St. Joseph, Mo., and Morton Rauch, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County; and two sisters, Mrs. Horsley and Mrs. Hale, of East St. Louis.

 

Holly R. Buckingham died 6 Jun 1927, in El Paso, Texas, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  He was born 12 Jan 1850, in Clermont Co., Ohio, the son of Mark and Margaret (Hawn) Buckingham, both natives of Ohio.  He attended Woodward High School in Cincinnati and graduated in 1873 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a B. A. degree.  He moved to a farm in Hamilton County, where he farmed and taught school.  He studied law at Ann Arbor, Mich., and in June 1875 was admitted to the bar.  He married in August 1875, Florence Tarleton, whom he met while visiting his uncle, Robert Buckingham, near Alto Pass.  She was born near New Orleans, La., and after the Civil War came to Union County with her widowed mother. He was elected a state legislator in 1880.  He was a Mason.  He left one son, Mark Buckingham, of Texas, and five daughters, Florence Buckingham, Ada Buckingham, Louise Buckingham, Margaret Buckingham, and Elizabeth Buckingham, in western states.

 

John McRoberts died near Beech Grove Church.

 

Nancy Mary (Tindall) McGuire died 7 Jun 1927, at home in Anna, aged 63 years, 1 month, 25 days.  She was born 12 Apr 1844, in Rock Island, Ill., daughter of Eli Tindall.  She taught school at Rock Island and Tuscola.  She moved to Makanda and married in 1867 John McGuire, a Civil War veteran.  She moved to Anna in 1920.  She left her husband, two sons, and five daughters.  Mrs. W. W. Thomas and Mrs. E. E. Conyer were daughters.

 

17 Jun 1927:

Mrs. Lory L. Price was killed 17 Jan 1927, in a feud between the Shelton and Birger gangs.  Her husband was an Illinois state highway patrolman.  Her body was found in an abandoned shaft at Carterville District Mine, four miles north of Marion, Williamson County.  She was killed by a part of the Birger gang commanded by Connie Newman, according to a signed confession from Art Newman.  Her husband was shot at the barbecue stand at Shady Rest and then killed in a field near DuBois, where his body was found on 15 Feb 1927, riddled with bullets.—Herrin Journal, 13th inst.

 

Simon P. Casey died Monday (13 Jun 1927) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Williams, at Bonne Terre, Mo., aged 90 years.  He was born at Cobden and served three years in the Union Army during the Civil War.  He lived at Alto Pass.  He left another daughter, Mrs. Byron Zimmerman, of Jonesboro, Ark.; two sons, Simon P. Casey, Jr., of Alto Pass, and Henry Casey, of Wolf Lake; 24 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

 

Mrs. Jennie Boyd died and her funeral was Thursday (9 Jun 1927?) at Grand Chain, Pulaski County.  She was a sister of Mrs. R. A. Lanier, of Anna.

 

Jennie Ayers Dillow died 3 Jun 1927, at home in Anna, of typhoid fever, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  Her funeral was at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  She was born 22 Jul 1898, south of Jonesboro, the daughter of I. E. and Abbie L. Dillow.  She worked at the dry goods department of Alden Store.  She was a member of the Lutheran Church at Anna.

 

24 Jun 1927:

Laura O. Mangold died last Sunday (19 Jun 1927) in Cincinnati, Ohio, aged 73 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  She lived in Jonesboro many years ago.  Her husband, Willis Mangold, died in Jonesboro and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.

 

1 Jul 1927:

Jesse Trowbridge died Saturday (25 Jun 1927), just as he reached Anna City Hospital, aged 13 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Pentecostal church in Jonesboro.  He fell under the rear wheel of a truck to which he was clinging on the south side of Jonesboro Square, when the truck hit a stone.  The truck was driven by Sam Lane, of west of Jonesboro.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  He left his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Trowbridge, of a few miles west of Jonesboro, and an older sister.

 

Louisa (Hofmann) Schmitt died 28 Jun 1927, at home in Jonesboro, aged 73 years, 1 month, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church.  She was born 4 May 1854, in New Orleans, La.  She came to Union County as a small child and lived in Jonesboro and vicinity.  She was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in the Lutheran Church.  She married on 2 Feb 1871, at Jonesboro, Joseph Schmitt.  She had 11 children.  She left four sons and two daughters, Charles Schmitt and William “Will” Schmitt, of Anna, Frederick “Fred” Smith, of Milwaukee, Wis., August Schmitt, of Cairo, Alexander County, Edith Schmitt, of Elgin, Hildegard Schmitt, of Oak Forest; one sister, Emma Hofmann, matron of the state school for girls at Geneva; 16 grandchildren, including Edith Smith and Hilda Smith, children of Fred; and two great-grandchildren. 

 

Rosemary Brady died 20 Jun 1927, in Chicago, and was buried at Chicago.  She was the daughter of Edward Brady, of Chicago, granddaughter of Mary Brady, of Anna, and niece of Catherine Brady, of Anna.

 

15 Jul 1927:

Mary Katherine Rendleman died 10 Jul 1927, at the home of her daughter, Ida Garner, in Anna, aged 74 years, 4 months, 17 days, and was buried in Trinity Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Trinity Church, six miles east of Anna.

 

22 Jul 1927:

Commodore Perry Harris died 17 Jul 1927, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George B. Aldridge, west of Cobden, of apoplexy, aged 81 years, 10 months, 26 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Walnut Grove Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he was a member.  He was the son of George W. and Louisa Harris.  He married on 28 Dec 1869, Parosaida Stacy, now of Seattle, Wash.  Four children preceded him in death.  He learned the printer’s trade in the office of the Jonesboro Gazette.  He worked a year or more after the Civil War for James D. Perryman.  When the paper was sold to T. F. Bourton he began teaching school.  He returned to the Gazette as foreman in 1873.  He worked two or three years and then moved to a farm.  He lived some time at St. Louis and Seattle and wrote occasional letters to the Jonesboro Gazette.  He left five children, Mrs. George B. Aldridge, of Cobden, Will Harris and Mrs. H. P. Stratton, of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Charles E. McGreery, of Takoma, Wash., Walter Harris, of Makuth, Wash.; an aged brother, Thomas. L. Harris, of Thebes, Alexander County; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  (See also 29 Jul 1927, issue.)

 

Ruth Leah Sitter died Tuesday (19 Jul 1927), at home, of cholera infantum and whooping cough, aged 1 year, 5 months, 27 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of Ralph G. Sitter.

 

29 Jul 1927:

Dan Adam Schlenker died 25 Jul 1927, of diphtheria, aged 3 years, 11 months, 3 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Other children in the family were seriously ill with the disease.  He was born 22 Aug 1923, near Jonesboro, the 2nd son of Daniel J. and Pearl Schlenker, of south of Jonesboro.  He left his parents, two brothers, one sister, and grandparents.

 

Mildred Lucille Griffith died 22 Jul 1927, at the home of her father, William Griffith, east of Anna, of pneumonia and whooping cough, aged 11 months, 3 days, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.

 

Infant son of Harry Tolbert died Sunday (24 Jul 1927) of colitis, aged 1 year, 5 months, 20 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.

 

Richard H. “Dick” Kratzinger died 22 Jul 1927, in Smithville, Texas, of heart failure, aged 68 years, and was buried at San Antonio, Texas.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church.  He was born 18 Sep 1859, on a farm north of Anna known as Cave Spring farm, the son of William and Mary (Condon) Kratzinger.  He was a grandson of Dr. Sidney S. Condon.  His father worked on the Illinois Central as a conductor.  He was educated in the public schools of Anna.  He began working for the railroad when 14 as a telegrapher.  He worked as a brakeman and worked for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad for more than 30 years and was conductor between Smithville and San Antonio.  He married a Texas girl, who died years ago.  He was a Mason, commander of Knights Templar, and member of the Scottish Rite at Austin, Karem Shrine at Waco, and the Episcopal Church.  He left a brother, Harry S. Kratzinger, of St. Joseph, Mo.; and a sister, Mamie wife of Frank Lingle, of Rosslyn, British Columbia; a stepmother, Kate Kratzinger, of Sioux City, Iowa.; and a half sister.  (See also 19 Aug 1927, issue.)

 

5 Aug 1927:

Christine Catherine (Gregory) Lyerla died 25 Jul 1927, at home near Alto Pass.  She was born 4 Mar 1845, in Union County, the daughter of John and Sarah Gregory.  She married on 10 Nov 1864, Zachariah Lyerla, who died three years ago.  She joined Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in 1864.  She had 12 children, of whom four preceded her in death.  She left eight children, Jake Lyerla, Henry Lyerla, Newbern Lyerla, and Grover Lyerla, of Alto Pass, Milas Lyerla, of Balcom, Minnie Stearns, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, Bettie Lyerla and Bertha Lyerla, at home; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Clarissa Smith, of Alto Pass.

 

12 Aug 1927:

Frank Shy died Wednesday (10 Aug 1927) at Anna State Hospital, where he had been two weeks, aged 50 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  (See also 19 Aug 1927, issue.)

 

Edward Junior Smick died Tuesday (9 Aug 1927) at home in Jonesboro, aged 18 months, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at home.  He was the son of Edwin Smick.

 

William Johns died Thursday last week (4 Aug 1927) at home in Alto Pass, aged 60 years.  He used to live in Jonesboro and kept a general store in Alto Pass.

 

Bert Hoel died Tuesday (9 Aug 1927) at home near Ware, aged about 70 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He lived in the bottoms many years.

 

Jennie (Singleton) Craver died Saturday (6 Aug 1927) at her home in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at home.  She married Charles F. Craver.

 

Daniel C. Lynn died 5 Aug 1927, at home near Dongola, of heart failure, aged 82 years, 1 month, 28 days, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mission Chapel near his home.  He was born 7 Jun 1845, in Canton, Ky.  He came to Illinois in 1866 and farmed 180 acres.  He married on 15 Feb 1872, Amanda M. Lype.  They had two sons, Charles Lynn and George Lynn, deceased.  He married 2nd Matilda C. Lyerla.  They had seven children, Ernest Lynn, deceased, Minnie Lynn, Jake Lynn, Lewis Lynn, deceased, Ethel Lynn, Garland Lynn, and Thomas Lynn.  He married 3rd on 15 Apr 1898, Martha Woods.  They had five children, Mary Lynn, Elsie Lynn, Pearl Lynn, Farris Lynn, and Daniel Lynn.  He left 11 children, 25 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

Joe Courtnay was buried (not recently) at Charleston, Mo.  He was engineer of the first train to pull into

      Cairo on the Illinois Central. 

 

19 Aug 1927:

James Weeks was killed Saturday (13 Aug 1927) in Cairo, Alexander County, from injuries received in an auto accident, aged 17 years.  He graduated from Cairo High School and was an Associated Press correspondent from Cairo and a clerical worker there.

 

26 Aug 1927:

Dr. A. R. Tanner died 18 Aug 1927, at home in Evansville, Ind., of heart trouble.  He worked for Meyer Brothers Drug Company of St. Louis for 27 years as a traveling salesman and sold drugs to Thomas Rixleben for 35 years.

 

George Kron died 18 Aug 1927, aged 89 years, 8 months, 14 days, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery south of Jonesboro.  His funeral was at the home of Marie F. Krauss, in Jonesboro. He was born 4 Dec 1857, in Bibbersdorff, Bavaria, Germany, the youngest of a large family.  He came to America at age 28 years, settling at Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He married on 18 Jun 1880, Katherine Magdalena Drexler, of Jonesboro, who died 6 Feb 1919.  He moved to Jonesboro in 1896.  He was a gardener. 

 

2 Sep 1927:

Mary Roberts died last Sunday (28 Aug 1927) at home near Lick Creek, aged 37 years, and was buried in Hall Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Hall.

 

9 Sep 1927:

Mary Louise (Bostian) Reese died 1 Sep 1927, at the home of her father-in-law, H. L. Reese, in Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.  She was born 23 May 1904, in Union County, the only daughter of the Rev. J. E. Bostian.  She was baptized 7 Aug 1904, and became a Christian when 11 at a meeting at Weston, where her father was pastor.  She rededicated her life two years ago at Oakland Park camp meeting.  She graduated in 1922 from Anna-Jonesboro High School and taught three years in Woodford and Carroll counties.  She attended North Central College at Naperville for two years.  She married on 28 Dec 1926, Paul D. Reese, a teacher at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School.  She left her parents, of Orangeville; five brothers, John Bostian, of Kankakee, James Bostian, of Detroit, Mich., Joseph Bostian, of Murphysboro, Jackson County, Milton Bostian and Paul Bostian, of Orangeville.

 

Infant son of Ben Saddler was found dead in bed Monday (5 Sep 1927).  He lived on the Boyd farm south of Jonesboro.  His twin, born 14 Aug 1927, died at birth.

 

Willine Franklin died Thursday (1 Sep 1927?), aged 11 ˝ months, and was buried in Crain Cemetery.  She was the daughter of William Franklin, of LaRue.

 

Thomas Sauerbrunn died 2 Sep 1927, at home in Jonesboro, aged 80 years, 6 months, 24 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church.  He was born 9 Feb 1847, in Weingarten, Bavaria, Germany, the son of Jacob and Marie Sauerbrunn.  He was baptized as an infant and confirmed at age 14 in the Lutheran Church.  He came to America with his parents, two brothers, and one sister.  He joined the Lutheran Church at Kornthal.  He married in 1876 Louisa Worstman.  He moved to Jonesboro eight years ago from his farm south of Jonesboro.  He left a widow, three children, William Sauerbrunn, of Olmsted, Pulaski County, Emma Ludwig, of Pocahontas, Mo., and Minnie Weaver, of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren, and an aged brother in Murphysboro, Jackson County.

 

16 Sep 1927:

Melvin Madison Whittaker died last Saturday (10 Sep 1927) at Anna City Hospital, aged 21 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was accidentally shot while hunting by his 14-year-old cousin, Woodrow Aldridge.  He was shot in the back of the right leg below the hip and lost too much blood to recover.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna.  He left his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Whittaker, of north of Anna State Hospital; one brother, and one sister.

 

Daniel Sherman Lee died 12 Sep 1927, at home in Ware, aged 58 years, 7 months, 2 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He had an apoplectic stroke on Sunday (11 Sep 1927).  He was born 10 Feb 1869, near Alto Pass, and was left an orphan at age 2.  He was taken into the family of J. R. Rhodes.  He settled on a farm in the bottoms near Willard’s Landing, 10 miles west of Jonesboro.  Fifteen years ago he sold his farm equipment and entered the mercantile business at Ware.  He married on 17 Mar 1892, Evea E. Smith, the oldest daughter of John Smith.  He had three sons and three daughters, Claude E. Lee, of Anna, Maude Modglin, of Jonesboro, Blanch Huff, of Chicago, Mary Tweedy, of Belleville, Cecil E. Lee and Daniel H. Lee, of Dupo.  He also left a widow and 11 grandchildren.  (See also 14 Sep 1928, issue.)

 

Leroy Harris drowned 31 Aug 1927, in the Mississippi River, aged 40 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Tom Travis, who lives on the island due west of Wolf Lake, found his body on Travis Island.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  He worked as a painter on the government boat on the island.  He was in a skiff and had been drinking when he fell into the river.  He lived in Farmington, Mo., and was divorced from his wife.  His brother, John Harris, identified the body. 

 

George Elkins died 31 Aug 1927, at home near Buncombe, Johnson County, aged 102 years, 4 months, 26 days.  His funeral was at Buncombe Presbyterian Church.  He was born 5 Apr 1825.  He lived on a 160-acre farm that was one mile from his birthplace, for 77 years.  He was the oldest farmer in the United States actually engaged in farming.  He had nine children, six of whom were living—Herrin News.  (See also 18 Feb 1924, and 20 Mar 1925, issues.)

 

Adolphus Craver died Tuesday (13 Sep 1927) at home in Anna, aged 80 years, 10 months, 13 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at home.  He had four children, Frank Craver, George W. Craver, Mrs. G. W. Davis, and Mrs. William Smith, all of Anna.

 

23 Sep 1927:

Samuel E. Harwood died 15 Sep 1927, at home in Carbondale, Jackson County, aged 79 years.  He taught mathematics for 20 years at Carbondale Normal University and resigned in 1916.

 

Rose Lenette Mize died 14 Sep 1927, at Hale-Willard Hospital after an operation on Monday (19 Sep 1927), and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church.

 

30 Sep 1927:

Andrew J. Hunsaker died 22 Sep 1927, at Anna City Hospital.  His funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro.  He was born 16 Sep 1854, one of nine children of Andrew and Nancy Hunsaker.  He married 47 years ago Elizabeth Uffendill, who died in May 1925.  He taught school several terms and moved from Cobden to property he purchased on North Main Street in Jonesboro about 1892. He lived in Anna Hotel during the winter.  He had four children, Holly R. Hunsaker, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Clyde Baker, of St. Louis, Claude H. Hunsaker, and Robert E. Hunsaker, of St. Louis; and nine grandchildren.

 

Mary E. Braddy died 26 Sep 1927, aged 72 years, 7 months, 19 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She had a paralytic stroke on Thanksgiving 1926.  Her funeral was at home and the church.  She was born 7 Feb 1855, in Bangs, Ohio.  She came to Jonesboro from Chattanooga, Tenn.  She married 14 Sep 1922, Jacob E. Braddy.  She joined Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church on 1 Jan 1922, and was also a member of Jonesboro Rebekah Lodge.   She left her husband, one brother, Frank Lewis, of Bangs, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. John Tripp, of Anna; and several nieces and nephews.  Also attending the funeral were Mrs. Eli Sowers, a sister of Mr. Braddy, and her grandson, Wayne Miller; Maude (Braddy) Scott, a daughter of Mr. Braddy, and son Glenn Scott, of Decatur; B. A. Braddy, a son of Mr. Braddy, and daughter Naomi Braddy, of Mounds, Pulaski County; and George Braddy, of Ullin, Pulaski County.

 

Isaac Dillow died last Sunday (25 Sep 1927) at Hale-Willard Hospital in Anna, and was buried in Kelley Cemetery.  His funeral was at Bethel Church.  He was born and reared on a farm east of Cobden.

 

Elizabeth Davis died 23 Sep 1927, at home in Jonesboro, aged 83 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She lived with Mrs. Eliza Littleton.  She was the widow of Calvin Davis, a Civil War veteran, who died years ago.  She left nephews and nieces.

 

Tom Trammell died from injuries received in a drunken brawl with his wife, Eva Trammell, aged 45 years.  He lived near Aldridge, close to the county line.  He quarreled with his wife over a bottle of liquor and came at her with a broken jug.  She struck him in the face with a heavy iron washer and he fell back, striking his head on a stone.  The coroner’s inquest ruled it was justifiable homicide.  They used to live northwest of Jonesboro, but a vigilante party showed at the cabin they inhabited in August 1926 and whipped his wife 35 times, giving them 12 hours to leave the county.  In 1925 Eva Trammell and a young man named Coryell invaded a camp of respectable people in the nude flourishing pistols.  (See also 20 Aug 1926, issue.)

 

Elizabeth Ann Decker died Sunday (25 Sep 1927) at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. George E. Fager, in Anna, aged 94 years.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church in Murphysboro, Jackson County.  She was born in 1833 in Newberg, N. Y.  She married in 1855 Orisville, N.Y., Joseph Decker, who died 25 years ago.  She moved to Chicago, Joliet, and then to Bloomington.  In 1859 they moved to Makanda, where he was superintendent of the rock crushers for Illinois Central.  In 1861 they moved to Murphysboro and he was superintendent of Carbondale & Grand Tower Railroad.  She left two sons, Clinton Decker, of Murphysboro, and Philip Decker, of Tampa, Fla.; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

 

John McGuire died 25 Sep 1927, at home in Anna, aged 87 years, 4 months, 29 days, and buried in Makanda Cemetery.  His funeral was at Methodist Episcopal church in Anna.  He was born in Cambridge, Ohio, and when 12 years old came to a farm near Makanda.  He married in 1867, Nancy M. Tindall, who died 6 Jun 1927.  He was postmaster at Makanda and had a general store there.  He enlisted in Co. K, 18th Illinois Infantry in 1861 and was honorably discharged in 1864.  He was a Mason and member of Anna Post G. A. R. and the Methodist Episcopal church at Makanda.  He left five daughters, Mrs. W. W. Thomas, Mrs. C. E. Ferrill, of Mounds, Pulaski County, Mrs. R. A. Parkinson, of Lawton, Okla., Mrs. J. H. Davis, of Makanda, Mrs. E. E. Conyer, of Anna; two sons, E. E. McGuire, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and O. P. McGuire, of St. Louis; 15 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

 

7 Oct 1927:

James Cavaness died Tuesday (4 Oct 1927) in Reynoldsville, of stroke of apoplexy, aged 67 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the church in Reynoldsville.  He left a widow and several children.

 

William Walter Menees died 4 Oct 1927, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Stadelbacher, near Cobden, of heart trouble, aged 78 years, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery at Cobden.  His funeral was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  He left a widow, eight children, 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  (See also 14 Oct 1927, issue.)

 

14 Oct 1927:

Sarah Rhoades died Monday (10 Oct 1927) at home northwest of Jonesboro, aged 58 years, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Beech Grove Church.  She left her husband, Jeff Rhodes, and several children.

 

Mrs. Barry Dougherty, Jr. died Sunday (9 Oct 1927) at the home of her sister in Oklahoma where she was visiting.

 

Alexander Frick died Monday (10 Oct 1927) at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Home in Mattoon, aged 75 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born southwest of Jonesboro, the son of Jacob Frick.  He was a member of Jonesboro Lodge No. 241 of I. O. O. F.  He never married.  His sister, Mary wife of John Shick, of Anna, died a year or so ago.

 

21 Oct 1927:

Cyrus Kimmel died 15 Oct 1927, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Williams, near Ware, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.  He was brought from a hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to his daughter’s home the day before his death.  He was born in Union County in the bottoms and was always a farmer.  He left one daughter and four sons.

 

Mrs. N. B. Crawford last Monday (17 Oct 1927) at Eureka.  She left her husband, Dr. Crawford, who was a brother of M. C. Crawford, deceased, of Jonesboro.

 

Benjamin Moore died 14 Oct 1927, at Grand Tower, aged 56 years, buried in Christian Cemetery east of Dongola.  He left children in the bottoms.

 

Mrs. Gerald Howenstein died Tuesday (18 Oct 1927) in Detroit, Mich.  Among her husband’s relatives were his father, Joe Howenstein; his brother, Ed Howenstein; and his sister, Mrs. Amos Johnson.

 

28 Oct 1927:

Bessie Neal died 23 Oct 1927, aged 69 years, and was buried at Effingham.  She was the wife of M. F. Neal, of west of Jonesboro.

 

William McFarland Rader died 26 Oct 1927, at the home of his nephew, Elmer E. Rader, near Ware, aged 74 years, 8 months, 17 days, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist church in Ware.  He was not married.  (See also 4 Nov 1927, issue.)

 

Bobby Jean Aden died Saturday (22 Oct 1927), aged 3 months, and was buried in Big Creek Cemetery.  He was the son of H. P. Aden.  His funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  Lorene Aden was his sister and Leonard Aden was his brother.

 

4 Nov 1927:

Mrs. Herman Swenson died last Monday (31 Oct 1927) in Jonesboro, aged 27 years, and was buried at Tioga.  She lived in a room in the house of Mrs. Thomas Sauerbrunn.  Her husband worked for CIPS.  She left a husband and a little son.

 

Sarah (Walker) Powell died 31 Oct 1927, at Anna State Hospital, after a stroke of apoplexy, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She worked at Anna State Hospital for several years and an employee found her unconscious on the floor of her quarters.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was born 8 Jun 1861, a few miles south of Jonesboro, the daughter of John and Sarah Walker. She married on 1 Jul 1886, John M. Powell, who died 28 Nov 1909.  She joined the Baptist Church many years ago.  She left two sons, Charles V. Powell, of Herrin, Williamson County, and John M. Powell, of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Brown, of Anna; a grandson, the son of John M. Powell.

 

Christian Monroe Hileman died 1 Nov 1927, aged 84 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at his home in Ullin, Pulaski County.

 

Floyd Aden was killed in Oklahoma.  He was the son of Pete Aden and was a brother of Ward Aden.

 

Mrs. John Corzine was found dead in her bed Sunday (30 Oct 1927) and was buried in Union Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.

 

11 Nov 1927:

Mrs. J. M. Bailie died Sunday (6 Nov 1927) at home in Herrin, Williamson County, of a heart attack, aged 62 years, and was buried in Herrin Cemetery.  She left her husband and several children.  Mrs. D. C. Grear, wife of the editor of the Herrin Journal, was a daughter.

 

18 Nov 1927:

V. B. Brading died Saturday (12 Nov 1927) at Elgin, and was buried at Elgin.  He used to live in Anna and was employed at Anna State Hospital.  He also worked for CIPS for several years  He left two sons, Bon Brading, who works at Anna State Hospital, and John Brading; and two daughters.

 

25 Nov 1927:

William Butterfield died 16 Nov 1927, at Ware, aged 72 years, 3 months, 4 days, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  He left a wife and several children.

 

Francis M. Sitter died 23 Nov 1927, at Hale-Willard Hospital in Anna, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna.  He was born 16 Dec 1856.

 

Winnie (Kerr) Graham died Saturday (19 Nov 1927) at the home of her father, Charles Kerr, in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County.  She left a husband, a baby, her parents, brothers, and sisters. 

 

John W. Grear died 22 Nov 1927, at his home in West Frankfort, Franklin County, aged 74 years, 3 months, 7 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church.  He suffered a paralytic stroke in March 1926.  A small band directed by W. C. Carter led the procession to the cemetery.  He was born 15 Aug 1853, in Jonesboro, the third son of John and Cindona (Meadows) Grear.    He had three brothers, Walter Grear, Sidney Grear, and Harry Grear, all deceased.  His father was owner of the Jonesboro Gazette about 1855 and conducted it for two years, when he sold it to John Dougherty.  He learned the printer’s trade during the 1860s.  At age 18 or 19 years, he went to Chicago and worked on the daily papers there.  Winter of 1872-73 he returned to Jonesboro and worked in the Gazette office.  He then worked for the Jonesboro Advertiser, edited by George M. Dougherty.  Then he went to Murphysboro, Jackson County, where he and Bethune Dishon published a newspaper.  In 1875 he established the MurphysboroIndependent.  After he sold that newspaper he published others at Mt. Vernon, Duquoin, Murphysboro, Herrin, and West Frankfort.  He was also a talented musician with the Jonesboro Band and was bandmaster of a band he organized in Murphysboro.  He was the exalted ruler of the DuQuoin Elks Lodge.  He married on 25 Nov 1875, in Jonesboro, Jennie Sowers, the daughter of David Sowers.  They had two sons, David C. Grear, editor of the Herrin Journal, and J. Fred Grear, of West Frankfort.  He also left his widow, one grandson, Harold, son of David Grear; and four first cousins, Frank P. Grear, of McNairy, Tenn., Dr. D. W. Grear, of North Madison, Ind., W. O. Brown, of Carbondale, Jackson County, and L. W. Brown, Union County superintendent of schools.   (See also 2 Dec 1927, and 9 Dec 1927, issues.)

 

2 Dec 1927:

H. E. Verble was killed recently in an auto accident in Fresno Co., Calif., aged 45 years.  He was the son of the late Peter Verble, of Jonesboro.  He had lived in California for 25 years and was manager of Valley Lumber Company.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge.  He left a family.

 

Lester Bishop, Jr., died Monday (28 Nov 1927) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, of blood poisoning from an infected finger, aged 2 years, and was buried at Chicago Heights.  He was the son of Lester E. Bishop, of Chicago Heights, and the nephew of Mrs. W. C. Bishop and Mrs. Roy Rendleman.

 

9 Dec 1927:

Anna (Williams) Powell Lantz died 4 Dec 1927, at the home of her brother in Cypress, Johnson County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Anna Methodist Episcopal Church.  She was born 17 Aug 1859, in Union County, the daughter of Henry and Mary Williams.  She joined the Baptist church in her youth and transferred to Jonesboro Methodist Church.  She married at age 16, E. M. Powell, who died in 1907.  They had five children.  She married in 1910, Lee Lantz, who was killed in October 1924 by a train.  She left five children, James F. Powell, of Champaign, John W. Powell, of Greenville, Miles M. Powell, of Anna, Lucy A. Dillow, of Anna, and Alice Hankla, of Jonesboro; four brothers, John W. Williams, of Texas, Dr. James M. Williams, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., William W. Williams, of Anna, and Thomas J. Williams, of Cypress; and one sister, Alice Garner, of Danville.  Her name is also recorded as Anna Lance (16 Dec 1927, issue).

 

16 Dec 1927:

Ernest D. Martin died Sunday (11 Dec 1927) at Hale-Willard Hospital in Anna, from injuries received when his Ford touring car overturned in a ditch at the foot of the hill near the Cyrus Plott place at Balcom, aged about 40 years, and was buried at Henderson, Ky.  There was a dense fog.  There was a coroner’s inquest.  He was a lineman for CIPS at Mounds.  He left a brother and sister in Henderson, Ky.

 

23 Dec 1927:

George H. Williams died Monday (19 Dec 1927) at home in Cobden.  He was pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Cobden and was a Mason.

 

30 Dec 1927:

Grover Cleveland Lyerla died 20 Dec 1927, aged 42 years, 10 months, 1 day.  He was born 19 Feb 1885, the son of Zachariah and Katharine Lyerla.  He married on 30 Sep 1909, Elsie McKinney.  They had eight children, all living.  He was converted and joined Lyerla Chapel Missionary Baptist Church three years ago.  He also left four brothers and three sisters.

 

Susie E. Poole died 24 Dec 1927, at home on North Main Street in Jonesboro, aged 74 years, 2 months, 21 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her home.  She was born in Massachusetts, the only daughter of Capt. John Ames, who was killed in battle.  She married in 1868 Charles Griffith.  They had three children, of whom one daughter, Jennie E. Clark, of Millford, Mich., survives.  She married on 20 Jun 1893, Jacob H. Poole, of Union County, who died years ago.  She moved to Dayton, Ky., to live with her daughter, Addie (also as Addye) Smith.  Summer of 1927 she returned to Jonesboro.  She was a member of the Methodist church. She also left grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several stepchildren.  (See also 6 Jan 1928, issue.)

 

Christopher Columbus Bird died 25 Dec 1927, at home in Anna, aged 72 years, 11 months, 27 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born in Lick Creek on 29 Dec 1854.  He married on 28 Oct 1875, Mary Ann Kimbro.  He had four sons and four daughters.  He left a widow and six children, Mrs. L. G. Coleman, of Carbondale, Jackson County, Mrs. C. F. Corzine, of Anna, Rolla G. Bird, of Anna, Mrs. Fred Roberts, of Anna, Dr. Owen I. Bird, of St. Louis, and Mrs. T. H. Hess, of Anna.

 

Carrie Mooke died Thursday (22 Dec 1927?) of tuberculosis, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Casper Church.