Obituaries and Death Notices in the Jonesboro Gazette

1930

Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois

Transcribed by Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

3 Jan 1930:

Krekel D. Wilbanks drowned in Cypress Creek on Newt Jones farm east of Dongola, and was buried in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County.  The body was found by Calvin Keller and Lloyd Fuller last Monday (30 Dec 1929).  He was a patient from the state hospital, being admitted 12 May 1918, and escaped on 6 Nov 1930.  There was a coroner's inquest.  He was a newspaper writer and the son of Mrs. Alma Fly, of Mt. Vernon.

 

James W. Brown died 31 Dec 1929, in Godfrey.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church in Godfrey, of which he was a member, practically all of his life.  He was the father of Mrs. Russell E. Townsend, of Anna.

 

Troy Lee Woodward died 23 Dec 1929, at home in Balcom, aged 9 months, 15 days, and was buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Dongola.  He was the son of Ward Woodward.

 

A. B. Cullum died and his funeral was last Sunday at Marissa.

 

10 Jan 1930:

Milas M. Powell died Wednesday (8 Jan 1930) at Anna City Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident in front of the Baptist church last Sunday (5 Jan 1930), and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  He was cranking his car when it started moving and he was thrown from the bumper when it crashed into Fred Corzine's car and was run over.  His funeral was at the Methodist church.

 

Levi H. Ivie died Monday (6 Jan 1930) from injuries sustained by being hit in the head last Sunday (5 Jan 1930) by another patient named Thomas Goodlow, from Massac County, at the state hospital in Anna.  He was from Robinson, Crawford County.  There was a coroner's inquest.

 

Lula (Carter) Bishop died 31 Dec 1929, at home in St. Louis.  She was the daughter of William Carter, deceased, and Amanda Carter, of Anna.

 

17 Jan 1930:

Peter Burgess died 11 Jan 1930, at home northeast of Balcom, aged 77 years, and was buried in Christian Chapel Cemetery.  His funeral was at Christian Chapel Church.  He left two sons, Jim Burgess, of Centralia, and John Burgess, at home; and one daughter, Maude Burgess, at home.

 

Infant of the Rev. Engelhart died at Anna City Hospital Thursday (16 Jan 1930), aged several hours.  The father is the minister of the Lutheran church in Jonesboro.

 

Adam Schlenker died 15 Jan 1930, at home in Jonesboro, aged 66 years, 7 months and 3 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal church in Jonesboro.  He was born in Jackson County and came to Union County when 24.  He was a farmer.  He married on 16 Apr 1889, Mary Barbara Bauer.  They had seven children.  He joined the Evangelical Church about 41 years ago.  He left four children, Mrs. Louise Grear, John Schlenker, Dan Schlenker, and Arthur Schlenker, all of Jonesboro; his widow, 11 grandchildren, three brothers, Peter Schlenker, of Ware, Julius Schlenker, of Ava, and Labold Schlenker, of Anna; and two sisters, Rosa Tibera of Benton, Franklin County, and Anna Piele of Portland, Ore.


24 Jan 1930:

Allen "Al" Hargrave died in Springfield, Mo., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. H. Ferguson.  The body was sent to Anna for burial.  He also left a son, Arthur Hargrave, of Los Angeles, Calif. 
 

Mrs. W. J. Bryan died Wednesday (22 Jan 1930) at the home of her daughter in Hollywood, Calif., and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery beside her husband, who died four years ago.  Congressman Ruth (Bryan) Owen, of Florida was a daughter.

 

Alvan "Bib" Cook died Sunday (19 Jan 1930) reclining on his couch at home on East Broad Street in Anna, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church.  He was born 4 Oct 1848, in Jackson, Mo., the younger son of Alvan and Paulina (Neal) Cook.  His father was a graduate of West Point and a lawyer by profession in Missouri and Jonesboro.  He was a near relative of Daniel Pope Cook.  His father died in 1849 crossing the great divide headed for California and was buried in the mountains, when Alvan was 13 months old.  After the Civil War, impoverished by the loss of slaves, his widowed mother moved to Jonesboro, when Alvan was 15 or 16 and his brother Zach Cook a year older.  His brother became a printer and Alvan taught school at age 17 and clerked in Willard's Store.  He and Mike Fettinger established a tin and stove store.  He served four years on the Union County central committee for the Democrat Party and was a member of the Masonic lodge.  He was Jonesboro postmaster during the Cleveland Administration.  He married on 16 Apr 1872, Mary Frances Frick, the third daughter of Paul Frick, of Jonesboro.  She died 15 Apr 1894.  They had one daughter, Mabel Cook.  He also left a half sister, Mrs. Antonia Story, daughter of the father of by his first wife.

 

Ray Deming died 13 Jan 1930, at Wayside, aged 49 years, and was buried in Kelley Cemetery.  His funeral was at Bethel Church.


31 Jan 1930:

A.F. Foster died Wednesday (29 Jan 1930) at Anna State Hospital, aged 66 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  He had been at the hospital only a few days.  Frank Foster, of Jonesboro, was his son.

 

Ruth A. Dodd died 24 Jan 1930, at the home of her daughter, Coral Goddard, in Aurora, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Funeral was at Norton Funeral Home in Anna.  She was the widow of Taylor Dodd, once a prominent lawyer in Anna.  They moved to Waukegan 20 years ago.  They had six children, Roy Dodd, of Fairfax, Okla., who moved there 25 years ago, Coral wife of Charles Goddard, Townsend F. Dodd (who was killed in California in an airplane accident), Truman Dodd, Mary Wilkinson, of Colorado, and Homer Dodd.

 

John W. Proctor died 26 Jan 1930, at home in Balcom, of flu, aged 63 years, 22 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  His funeral was at Casper Church.  He married in 1905 Maude Murphy, who survives.  He also left four daughters, Carrie Morgan, of Carterville, Williamson County, Sadie Hunter, of Jonesboro, Alene Richardson, of Anna, and Mary Proctor, at home; two sons, Vernie Proctor and John Proctor, of Balcom; and two sisters in Kansas City, Mo.

 

Carrie (Fritch) Kiest died 25 Jan 1930, at the home of her son in Dongola, aged 73 years, 11 months, and 10 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She married C. J. Kiest in 1879.  She joined the Evangelical Church in her youth.  She left three children, Mrs. C. E. Walser, of Anna, Mrs. E. A. Mize, of Fond du Lac, Wis., and C. B. Kiest of Dongola; nine grandchildren; her husband, four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Sarah Plagge, of Deerfield.

 

7 Feb 1930:

Wilby (Butler) Frick died 5 Feb 1930, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, of which she was a member.  She was born 18 Aug 1876, the son of Armstead and Carolina Butler, of Salem, Ky.  She came with her family to Jonesboro about 1887.  She married on 25 Oct 1896, Ernest A. Frick.  She was a member of Royal Neighbors and American Legion Auxiliary.  Her parents, two sisters, and one brother preceded her in death.  She left seven children, Mrs. Robert Goodwin, of Chicago; Fred W. Frick, at home; Mrs. C. P. Williams, of Chicago; Mrs. Carl Turner, of Jonesboro; Paul D. Frick, of Tucson, Ariz.; Mabel Frick and Alfred Frick, at home.  She also left three grandsons and four brothers, Dallas Butler, of Chicago; Walter Butler, of Memphis, Tenn.; Ed Butler, of Jonesboro; and Charles Butler, of Anna. (See also 14 Feb 1930, issue.)

 

Esther (CrowellMeisenheimer Green died last Friday (31 Jan 1930) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank H. Herndon, in Jacksonville, Fla., aged about 75 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Norris Funeral Home.  She was born on the Crowell farm west of Jonesboro and was the daughter of Charles Crowell.  She married Newton Meisenheimer, who resided in Anna 40 years ago and was station agent for the Illinois Central.  She married after his death, Silas R. Green, of Cobden, deceased.  She resided with her daughter for four years.  She was a member of the Baptist church and Order of the Eastern Star at Cobden.  Four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.  Besides her daughter, she left two sons, Louis E. Meisenheimer, of Atlanta, Ga., and Frank C. Meisenheimer, of Salem, Ill.; a brother, J. Albert Crowell, of Wichita, Kan.; and several grandchildren.

 

Mrs. Granville Keas died 31 Jan 1930, at home in Rendleman School community, aged 75 years, 5 months, 1 day, and was buried in Toledo Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Walnut Grove Methodist Church.  She was born 31 Aug 1854.  She married Mr. Aldridge and after his death Mr. Provence.  She married 3rd Granville Keas. She was a member of the Methodist Church.  She left two children by her first marriage, G. B. Aldridge, of Cobden, and Will Aldridge, of California; two children by her second marriage, Robert Provence, of Cobden, and Will Provence, of California; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Arthur Keas, of Marion, Williamson County, took his father, Granville Keas, to live with his daughter at Marion.  (See also 14 Feb 1930, issue.)

 
21 Feb 1930:

Rice Sams died 18 Feb 1930, at his home in second ward of Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at his residence.  He was said to be the oldest man in the county and the oldest native-born citizen of Jonesboro.  He spent his entire life in Jonesboro or on a nearby farm.  He was born on a farm one and a half miles south of Jonesboro, the oldest son of Tolbert and Lurena (Hail) Sams, who came from Kentucky.  His father died when he was 12, leaving him to support his mother, three sisters, and one brother.  On the day of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Jonesboro on Sept. 15, 1858, his mother willed him to stay at home and plough, as it was nothing but a political meeting and of no consequence.  He married on 22 Jan 1862, Elender Kimmel, fourth daughter of George K. and Elizabeth Kimmel.  His wife died 26 Nov 1920.  They had eight children, three of whom preceded him in death:  Mary Sams died in infancy, Fountain F. Sams died in East St. Louis in August 1927, and Herman E. Sams died at Lansing, Wash., 5 Sep 1929.  He left five children, George T. Sams (who was unable to attend the funeral because of a crippled foot) and Walter J. Sams of St. Louis, Mrs. Augusta Perrine of Anna, Mrs. Helen Gearhart of Grand Tower, and Thomas E. Sams, who has always lived at home.  He also left eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  (See also 28 Feb 1930, issue.)

 

Kate Westman died 11 Feb 1930, in Trinidad, Colo., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. R. Greggs.  She was the daughter of William Henney and lived during her girlhood in Jonesboro.  Her father was a tailor and moved to Murphysboro, Jackson County, where he died.  She was preceded in death by all her siblings, Kate Henney, Ella Henney, Alice Henney, and John Henney.  She married in the 1870s C. L. Westman, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Jonesboro.  She also left a son and daughter at Vienna, Johnson County.

 

Wilhelmina Frederica Weiss died Monday at her home in Jonesboro, aged 64 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Church.  She was born 4 Sep 1865, at Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of Fred and Katherina Bartruff.  She married on 25 May 1886, in Jonesboro, Philip Weiss, who died 11 Feb 1920.  A daughter, Mrs. Ida Casey, also preceded her in death on 28 Feb 1922.  She was a member of the Evangelical Church since girlhood.  She left five sons and three daughters, Mary Weaver, of Jonesboro, Louie F. Weiss, of Chicago, Arthur P. Weiss of Jonesboro, Ben R. Weiss of Denver, Colo., Samuel Weiss of Jonesboro, Clara K. Sticker (?) of Jonesboro, Anna S. Cerney of Jonesboro, and William Weiss, of Chicago; 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Kate Scharf, of Salem, Ore., and Mrs. Charles Bauer, of Jonesboro; three brothers, Charlie Bartruff, of Salem, Ore., Jacob Bartruff and William Bartruff, of Jonesboro.

 

Lloyd Nelson died Saturday (15 Feb 1930) from a broken back and fractured skull sustained when he jumped from a train at Alto Pass, aged 21 years.  He worked on a farm near Murphysboro, Jackson County and boarded a boxcar to catch a ride home.

 

John Godwin died last Friday (14 Feb 1930) at the home of his son, William Godwin on East Jefferson Street in Anna, aged 89 years, 6 months, 11 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 3 Aug 1840, on the old Kimmel farm near Pottsville.  He farmed in the bottoms and moved to Anna in May 1929 from the Sadler farm west of Jonesboro.


28 Feb 1930:

Emil Melzer died last Monday (17 Feb 1930) of general nervous breakdown, aged 57 years.  His funeral was at Effingham.  He was the son of H. F. Melzer, a miller in Jonesboro before moving to Effingham.  Emil and his brother Will Melzer were in the same business.  He married Laura Linn, a daughter of John Linn, who died years ago.  He was the brother-in-law of George J. Heilig and a brother of the Rev. Fred Melzer, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.  He left a widow and three sons.

 

Stadelbacher died and the funeral was at Cobden Monday (24 Feb 1930).


7 Mar 1930:

George Reynolds died last Saturday (1 Mar 1930) at his home west of Jonesboro following pneumonia, aged about 24 years, and was buried in Frick Cemetery.  He was the son of Addie Reynolds.
 

George Earl Hardin died last Sunday (2 Mar 1930) at his home in Anna of appendicitis, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He was operated on about a week earlier at Anna City Hospital.  His funeral was at the Baptist church in Alto Pass.  He was born 1 Feb 1902, the son of George Hardin of Alto Pass.  He worked at McCarty Funeral Home.  He left a widow, his parents, and several brothers and sisters.

 
14 Mar 1930:

William Howard Taft died last Friday (7 Mar 1930) at home in Washington, D.C., aged 72 years, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Edward T. Sanford died last Friday (7 Mar 1930) in Washington, D.C., and was buried in Knoxville, Tenn.

George H. Stephens died 7 Mar 1930, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John T. Lee, in Helena, Ark., aged 89 years, and was buried at Helena, Ark.  He was born on 17 Dec 1840, in England.  He came to America after the Civil War as a carpenter.  His first purchase in America was a glass of beer for which he gave a $20 gold piece.  The English bartender gave him a lesson in American money and advised him not to show the large bills or gold pieces.  He came to Jonesboro about 1880.  He married his second wife, Mrs. Louisa "Lou" (Cozby) Lee, a sister of Thomas C. Cozby and Henry P. Cozby, of Jonesboro, and J. Warren Cozby, of Cairo, Alexander County.  About a year ago he moved to Helena, Ark.  He left a widow, aged 84 years; a daughter and two sons by his first wife, Harry G. Stephens and William Stephens, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Elsie (Pearce) Modglin died Tuesday (11 Mar 1930) at Anna City Hospital after an operation for appendicitis on Sunday (9 Mar 1930), and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

Mrs. Mary Cuhl died and her funeral was at Cairo, Alexander County, last Friday (7 Mar 1930).
 

William D. "Uncle Bill" Kimmel died 11 Mar 1930, at the home of his son-in-law, Harvey A. Plott, aged 75 years, and was buried in Mission Chapel Cemetery.  His funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church, where he was a member.  His wife died several years ago and he lived with his daughter and with his brother, Watt G. Kimmel, of near Chapel Church.  He also left four grandchildren, May Plott, Helen Plott, Elaine Plott, and Donald Plott.

 

21 Mar 1930:

Terry Watkins died Friday (14 Mar 1930) at his home in second ward of Jonesboro, of a heart attack while transplanting a tree in his yard, aged 73 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He lived with his daughter, Mrs. Ray Bass.  He was on the county blind pension list for several years.  Children who attended his funeral were sons, George Watkins, Cecil Watkins, and Raymond Watkins; and another daughter, Mrs. Turner, of Anna.

 

J. B. Wallace died.  Harry C. Wilson, son of J. D. Wilson, was promoted to chief dispatcher of the M & O Railroad after his death.

 

Mrs. N. L. McCombs died last Friday (14 Mar 1930) in Cape Girardeau Co., Mo., aged 91 years.  She was born in Jonesboro and was related to T. J. Glasscock.  She was the widow of Dr. N. L. McCombs.

 

D. W. Miller died recently in Winsom, Minn., aged 74 years.  He was born and reared in Anna, but had lived in Minnesota many years.  He left two sisters, Alice Moss, of Anna, and Kittie Miller Bouton, of Billings, Mont.

 

28 Mar 1930:

J. J. Penny died Saturday (22 Mar 1930) at Yokahama, Japan, aged 75 years.  He was on a trip around the world.  He was a newspaper publisher at Vienna, Johnson County; Pinckneyville, Perry County; and Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He moved to California years ago.  He was the brother of Mrs. L. C. Oliver, of Oklahoma, formerly of Jonesboro.

 

Maude E. Willard died 20 Mar 1930, at home in Anna of heart trouble, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member.  She was born in Anna, the youngest daughter of Walter H. and Lucy H. Willard, deceased.  She taught school in Anna several years.  She left one brother, Dr. F. W. Willard, of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. T. N. Perrine and Lucy E. Willard, of Anna; two nephews, Frank Willard, of Chicago, and Willard Perrine, of Denver, Colo.; and one niece, Mary Louise Willard, of Chicago.


4 Apr 1930:

William Sherman Saddler died 30 Mar 1930, at home in Anna, aged 65 years, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  His funeral was at Casper Church.  He left a widow and three children, Elmer Saddler, of Jonesboro, Daniel Saddler, of Anna, and Edna Wall of Anna.

 

Lewis H. Mulkey died recently.  He was the oldest survivor of the Cherokee trek.  He was the son of Maria Ross, youngest daughter of Daniel Ross, founder of Ross Landing on the Tennessee River.


11 Apr 1930:

Elsie J. (WalkerLowrance died 3 Apr 1930, at his home in Chester, Randolph County, aged 47 years, 9 months, 23 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was a member of Reynoldsville Baptist Church.  She was born in Jonesboro, the daughter of William and Sarah (Williford) Walker.  She married on 5 May 1910, Thomas J. Lowrance.  They had two daughters and three sons, Beulah wife of J. E. Dunnegan, of Illmo, Mo., Clifford Lowrance, Paul Lowrance, Helen Lowrance, and Frank Lowrance.  She also left four brothers, Dr. George W. Walker, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Carel Walker and Paul Walker, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, and Frank Walker; and two sisters, Bessie Scherer, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Anna Walker, of St. Louis.

 

Peter Saup died recently in Zanesville, Ohio, aged over 90 years.  He lived in Cairo, Alexander County for 70 years.

 

Joab Goodall died recently at his home in Marion, Williamson County, aged 72 years.  He was born in a log cabin near where the Williamson County courthouse stands.  He was a stockman and bought thousands of mules in his day and was also a banker.


18 Apr 1930:

Emma (Mize) Lingle died 10 Apr 1930, at home six miles south of Jonesboro, aged 69 years, 5 months, 1 day, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist church in Jonesboro.  She was born in Terre Haute, Ind., one of six children of Franklin and Mary J. Mize.  She left her husband, Andrew J. Lingle; three sons, Clifford Lingle and Frank Lingle, of Chicago, and Clarence Lingle, of Cairo; and one daughter, Mary E. Lingle, at home.

 

Martha J. Fisher died Wednesday (16 Apr 1930) at home in Jonesboro of old age, aged 85 years, and was buried at Dongola.  She was born in Jonesboro and lived her entire life in Union County.  She was married twice.  She left a son, Charles Winters, of Dongola; a granddaughter, Bessie (Edwards) Frick, of Chicago; and one brother, Walter Rinehart, of Jonesboro.

 

Harry O. Stokes died 10 Apr 1920, at a Chicago hospital, following a hernia operation, aged 62 years.  His funeral was at Chicago.  He was proprietor of White-Stokes Company of Chicago.  When 3 years old, at the dying request of his father, Mat Stokes, he went to live with his maternal aunt, Mrs. David Sowers, of Jonesboro.  He left a widow, one brother, Sam Stokes, of Anna.; and one sister, Laura Stephenson, of Harrison, Ark.


25 Apr 1930:

Granville Keas died recently.  He used to live in Rendleman School community.  His funeral was Tuesday (29 Apr 1930) at Saratoga.  (See also 2 May 1930, issue.)

 

2 May 1930:

William F. Ratcliff died 24 Apr 1930, in Anna City Hospital, aged 82 years.  His funeral was at Missouri Crematory Association.  He was a retired printer and publisher and oldest member of St. Louis Typographical Union No. 8.  He was the father of Dr. Ernest Ratcliff of Anna State Hospital.

 

Henry Hoope died in a cave south of Carterville, Williamson County, aged 59 years.  He disappeared from Anna State Hospital on 18 Apr 1930.  He had been at the asylum since 1894.

 

Mrs. John Brassel died.

 

9 May 1930:

John C. "Bill" Shy died 7 May 1930, at Koch Hospital in St. Louis, aged 51 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his sister in Jonesboro.  He was born 22 Sep 1879, in Cobden.  He married on 10 Jun 1902, in Jonesboro, Eva Dillow.  His mother died three years ago.  He was a member of the Lutheran church in St. Louis.  He left a widow and six children, Walter Shy, Mary Shy, Jessie Shy, Dorothy Shy, Mildred Shy, and Jack Shy, all of St. Louis; his father, Jacob Shy, of Jonesboro; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Meyer, of Jonesboro, Cora Laws of Murphysboro, Jackson County, and Mrs. Charles Stilley, of Cantonment, Fla.; and two brothers, Jake Shy, of Metropolis, Massac County, and George W. Shy, of St. Louis. His funeral was at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred Meyer.  (See also 16 May 1930, issue.)

 

Mrs. Emma Hubbs died 5 May 1930, in a Cape Girardeau, Mo., hospital, following an operation for gallstones, aged 48 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her home in Wolf Lake.  She left her husband, J. C. Hubbs, section foreman at Wolf Lake; and several children.

 

William L. Miller committed suicide last Thursday afternoon (1 May 1930) by blowing the top of his head off with a double barreled shotgun under a tree in the yard of his brother, John H. Miller, southeast of Anna, with whom he lived, aged 68 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  He used a curtain rod to pull the trigger.  He was in ill health and suffered from rheumatism.  There was a coroner's inquest.  He left five brothers, John H. Miller and Ruck Miller, of Union County, Horace Miller, of California, Elmer Miller, of St. Louis, and Ezekiel Miller, of Oklahoma.

William Carroll Moore committed suicide last Friday (2 May 1930) by shooting himself in the breast with a shotgun in his room at the home of his uncle, T. E. Goodrich, east of Cobden, aged 27 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  There was a coroner's inquest.  He had been to the home of his father, R. C. Moore.  His wife was living in St. Louis.  His funeral was at his parents' home.

 

Joseph Rendleman died 28 Apr 1930, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  His funeral was at Alto Pass Congregational Church where he was once a member.  He was born 27 Oct 1842, on a farm near Cobden, one of seven sons of Henry and Mary (Hess) Rendleman, who came from North Carolina in 1818.  His brothers were Harris Rendleman, Jacob Rendleman, Henry Rendleman, John Rendleman, Lafayette Rendleman, and Frank Rendleman, the only survivor, who lives in Southern California.  He also left two sisters, Sarah Stone and Harriet Spann.  He married on 4 Feb 1863, Eliza Catherine Landreth, who died 8 Feb 1905, at Lampasas, Texas.  They had two sons, Warren Rendleman and Harry Rendleman, of Alto Pass, and one daughter, who lived a few months.  He also left two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.  After he married he settled on Bald Knob, near Alto Pass, where he started a peach orchard.  Later he lived in Cobden where he had a blacksmith shop.  He then moved to Alto Pass where he had a blacksmith shop and the Rendleman Hotel.  At the home of Harriet Spann in 1898, Joseph Rendleman and John Rendleman conceived the plan of a Rendleman reunion.  He married again in 1907 Mrs. Mildred Wadsworth, of Litchfield.  They lived in Carbondale, Jackson County; Harrisburg, Saline County; and West Frankfort, Franklin County; where they operated hotels.  He and his wife joined the Methodist church in West Frankfort.  He also left a brother-in-law, Pearl Patterson, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lorene Chappee, of West Frankfort.

 

16 May 1930:

Mrs. Maude Cox died Wednesday (14 May 1930), aged 43 years, and was buried in Perry Cemetery, east of Reynoldsville.  Her funeral was at the Pentecostal church.  She left her husband and six children.

 

Kiergan Wilson died, aged 12 years.  He was missing since last Friday (9 May 1930) and his body was found in the river Sunday (11 May 1930).  There was no water in his lungs and his neck had been broken.  His father, Kiergan H. Wilson, aged 50 years, lived on a houseboat on the Big Muddy river and was arrested following an inquest.  The family consists of his wife and four children.

 
23 May 1930:

Mabel Cook committed suicide 18 May 1930, by swallowing muriatic acid at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Leaette Beaumont, on Perry Avenue in Jonesboro, aged 56 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery beside her parents.  There was a coroner's inquest.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Jonesboro.  She was born 22 May 1873, in Jonesboro, the only child of Alvan and Frances (Frick) Cook.  Her father died January 1930.  She was one of the first graduates of Union Academy and she attended Chicago Conservatory School.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church in Anna, but had regularly attended the Lutheran church in Jonesboro.  She was a member of the Jonesboro Eastern Star.

 

Nancy E. Ray died 15 May 1930, at home one mile south of Jonesboro, of acute indigestion, aged 70 years, 7 months, 4 days, and was buried in Knupp Cemetery.  Her funeral was at McCarty Funeral Home.  She left five children, Walter Ray, Fred Ray, and Oscar Ray, of Anna, Charles Ray of Jonesboro, and Mrs. M. McDonald, of Tucson, Ariz.

 

Charles C. Hileman died last Wednesday (14 May 1930) at home on Monroe Street in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at his home.  He was born 22 Feb 1863, one mile east of Anna, the son of Jacob Hileman.  He married in spring 1892, Lizzie Crain.  He was an employee of the St. Louis division of the Illinois Central Railroad and a member of the Presbyterian church.  He left a widow; two brothers, George T. Hileman, of Anna, and Watson Hileman, of Kansas City, Kan.; and one sister, Ellen Staub, of Kansas City.  Nephew and niece, Edward Staub and Nellie Staub, attended the funeral.

 

Emma Froggee Lash died 17 May 1930, at St. Andrews Hospital in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her home.  She was born 17 Apr 1869, near Alto Pass.  She later lived in Venice, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo.  She returned with her family to Alto Pass a few years ago.  She married in 1889, O. T. Lash, and lived part of the time in St. Louis.  She was proprietor of the Old Alto House, a hotel near the Alto Pass cliffs.  She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America at Alto Pass and the First Congregational Church in Alto Pass.  She left her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Newbury, at home, and Mrs. Mark Buckingham, of Dublin, Texas; two grandchildren; and one half sister, Mrs. J. T. Clutts, of East St. Louis.  (See also 6 Jun 1930, issue.)

 

30 May 1930:

Billie Jean Hileman died Friday (23 May 1930) of pneumonia, aged 3 months, 18 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church.  She was the daughter of Roy Hileman.

 

Dr. Samuel B. Norris died Tuesday (27 May 1930) at Tucson, Ariz., of pneumonia.  He was resident physician at St. Luke's-in-the-Desert, Protestant Episcopal Hospital for tuberculosis for seven years.  He left a widow, a         mother, Mrs. James Norris; a brother, John Norris.  Elnora K. Davie was a sister of his mother.  (See also 25 Jul 1930, issue.)

 

Josiah E. Brown died Monday (26 May 1930) of typhoid fever, aged 45 years, 4 months, 6 days, and was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Pisgah Church near Wetaug, Pulaski County.  He was an attendant at Anna State Hospital and his wife was also employed there.  He lived on the Lewis place with his family.  He left a widow and two children.

 
6 Jun 1930:

Bertha (Drexler) Fox died 1 Jun 1930, at Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis, of disease and operations, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church.  She was born 25 Sep 1885, in Jonesboro, the only daughter of John and Rose (Ecker) Drexler.  She married Andrew M. Fox and lived in St. Louis.  She left her mother, three brothers, Tony Drexler, of Fornfelt, Mo., John Drexler, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Grover Drexler, of East St. Louis.

 

Wilma Kathleen Ballance died 31 May 1930, in McGuire School community, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  She was born died 21 May 1928, at Wolf Lake, the daughter of Louie Ballance.  She left her parents, four brothers, two maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lowe, of Willis, Kan.; paternal grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

 
13 Jun 1930:

Mrs. Adam Buck died 25 May 1930, at San Diego, Calif., aged 93 years.  Her husband was a wealthy merchant in Cobden and moved to California about 50 years ago and has been dead some years.
 

Mary I. Weaver died Tuesday (10 Jun 1930), following a stroke, aged 72 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at home four miles south of Jonesboro.  She was born 28 Nov 1858, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Joseph and Lucinda Hunsaker.  She married on 24 Dec 1876, John Weaver.  She left her husband, eight children, Douglas Weaver, Elmer Weaver, and Thomas Weaver, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Carl Dickson, of Nevada, Mo., Mrs. Clay Brown, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Eunice Weaver, Joseph Weaver, and Mrs. Sam Weiss, of Jonesboro; one sister, Mrs. James Campbell, of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

 

Jasper Helton died 4 Jun 1930, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., aged 56 years, and was buried at Cape Girardeau.  His brothers, William L. Helton, of Anna, and Arthur Helton, of Jonesboro, attended the funeral.

 

Malinda Toler died 7 Jun 1930, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Granay, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home.

 

Walter H. DeWitt died last Thursday (5 Jun 1930) at home near Mill Creek, of a stroke and rheumatism, aged 72 years, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery beside his wife, who died several years ago.  His funeral was at home.  He left a brother, J. C. DeWitt, of Anna.


20 Jun 1930:

Susan P. Morgan died 17 Jun 1930, at home in Jonesboro, following a stroke several months ago, aged about 70 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna.  She was the widow of Walter Morgan.

 

Beulah (Storm) Renfro was killed Tuesday (17 Jun 1930) in an auto accident near Belleview, Ohio, and was buried in Carbondale, Jackson County.  Others injured were Dr. Mary M. Stegall, Melissa S. Hodge, and Mrs. Julia Kayser, all of Carbondale, Jackson County.  They were on their way to Montreal by way of New York to embark for a trip to France.  She was born 18 Sep 1875, at Decaturville, Tenn., daughter of Oliver J. and Emma Storm.  She married on 4 Sep 1895, Robert E. Renfro and lived in Carbondale since September 1888.  She was a talented musician and graduate of Southern Illinois Normal University.  She left a husband, and two sons, Donald Renfro and Kennon Renfro.  She was a sister of Mrs. James K. Walton, of Jonesboro, Mrs. Thomas W. Willard, of San Antonio, Texas, and O. J. Storm of Enid, Okla.  She left a husband and daughter, Mrs. Donald Renfro.  (See also 27 Jun 1930, issue.)


27 Jun 1930:

Jennie Hurst died 21 Jun 1930, at her home in Jonesboro, after a stroke of apoplexy, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at home.  She was born 13 Jun 1851, in Johnson County.  She joined the church when a small girl and in 1878 moved to Jonesboro and she and her husband joined First Baptist Church.  She married on 9 Sep 1875, Samuel D. Hurst.  They had three children, William M. Hurst, who died several years ago, Minnie H. wife of H. G. Sawyer, of Chicago, and Jennie H. wife of Morris Littlejohn, of Palatine.  She left her husband, two daughters, one brother, John Walker, of Cobden; one sister, Mary wife of George Knecht, of St. Louis.

 

Robert Weiss was killed last Sunday (22 Jun 1930) in a collision with a truck, aged 40 years.  He was a motorcycle patrolman in Chicago.  He was born in Jonesboro, the son of the late Philip Weiss.  He moved to Chicago when a boy.  After his father's death, his mother married John O'Neal, of south of Jonesboro.

 

Albert Morgan died at Carbondale, Jackson County.  He was a cousin of Mrs. L. W. Corzine, of Balcom.
 

Montville H. Lutz died Tuesday (24 Jun 1930) in Anna, aged about 30 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  He was the son of James H. Lutz.  He and his father had a tombstone business.  He left his parents, his wife, Ruth (Plemon) Lutz; and several brothers and sisters.  One brother, Charles A. Lutz, a professional aeronaut, flew from West Virginia to Anna to attend the funeral.

 

4 Jul 1930:

Matilda E. Hileman died Saturday (28 Jun 1930) at home in Anna, of heart trouble, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery.  Parties occupying rooms in her home found her dead in bed Sunday morning.  Her funeral was at St. John's Lutheran Church.  She was born 11 Mar 1858, in Union County, daughter of Eli and Mary A. (Reitzell) Hileman.  She resided in Hickory, N.C., about eight years and spent one year in San Diego, Calif., with her brother.  She left two brothers, P. E. Hileman, an attorney in Anna, and Dr. J. E. Hileman, of California.

 

Nancy E. (Hess) Holshouser died 27 Jun 1930, at the home of her son, Emery Holshouser, in West Frankfort, Franklin County, and was buried in Union Cemetery.  She suffered a stroke about five years ago and only partially recovered.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church, which she had been a member of since age of 16.  She was born 7 Apr 1860, near Balcom, the daughter of Jeff and Jane Hess.  She married in 1878 Henry A. Holshouser, who died 13 May 1918.  They had four sons, William J. Holshouser, who died 3 Jun 1899, Emery Holshouser, of West Frankfort, Edward Holshouser, of Carbondale, Jackson County, and Florence M. Holshouser, of Anna; and one daughter, Lois Dillow, of Balcom.  She also left four sisters, Amanda Settlemoir, of Benton, Franklin County, Ida Rinehart, of Kansas City, Kan., Flora Baker, of Merrrimac, Okla., and Ollie Kohler, of Anna; a stepmother, Eliza Bean, of Anna; two half brothers, F. P. Hess, of Mounds, Pulaski County, and Harry Hess, of Anna; and four grandchildren, Audry Holshouser, of West Frankfort, Harold Holshouser, of Carbondale, Magdalene Holshouser and Jack Holshouser, of Anna.


11 Jul 1930:

Leonard Griffin drowned Monday (7 Jul 1930), in the drainage ditch about a half-mile north of Dug Hill Bridge, aged 17 years, 11 months, and several days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  He was the son of Tobe Griffin, who lives with his family on the Edwin Lingle farm west of Jonesboro.  There was a coroner's inquest.

 

Charles Brazel died 3 Jul 1930, at Anna City Hospital of burns received hours earlier near Reynoldsville, aged 32 years.  He was transferring gasoline from his car to another car and was enveloped in flames by an explosion caused by a lighted cigar.  He left a widow and three children.

 

Theresia Ceries died 3 Jul 1930, in St. Louis, Mo.  She left her husband, Frank Ceries, three sons, and one daughter, all of St. Louis.  She was the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Katherine Reiss and a half sister-in-law of R. O. Reiss, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County and of Will T. Reiss, of Milwaukee, Wis.  Her husband lived in Jonesboro about 20 years ago.


18 Jul 1930:

Harry E. Malone was instantly killed Wednesday (16 Jul 1930), in an automobile accident, aged 11 years, and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.  His funeral was at his parents' home.  He was the son of Ed Malone, who lives on the Pete Kimmel farm near Wolf Lake.  His cousin was driving the car and his mother, aunt, and two or three others were passengers.  The car overturned trying to back down from the levee near Wolf Lake.  There was a coroner's inquest.

 

John T. Beem died Saturday (12 Jul 1930) at home in DuQuoin, Perry County, aged 89 years.  He was a Civil War veteran.  After the war he founded the DuQuoin Tribune and retired four years ago.  He left a son and a daughter.

 

Joseph A. "Joe" Schaefer died 10 Jul 1930, at his home one and a half miles west of Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Lutheran church in Jonesboro.  He suffered a paralytic stroke in January 1929.  He was born 19 Mar 1858, in Jonesboro, the oldest of seven children of Jacob and Theresia Schaefer.  His parents, one brother, and three sisters preceded him in death.  He was a lifelong member of Kornthal Lutheran Church.  He was employed eight years as a mechanical engineer at Fort Smith, Ark., early in life.  After five years, he returned to Jonesboro and married on 8 Jan 1889, Elizabeth Weber.  They lived in Arkansas three years and returned to a farm near Jonesboro.  He owned 160 acres a short distance west of town.  About 10 years ago he began raising purebred Guernsey cattle.  He left a widow, four children, Walter J. Schaefer, of Peoria, Freda Hileman, of Anna, Carl Schaefer and Paul F. Schaefer, of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Anna Pickles, of Jonesboro, and Josephine Meyer, of Olmsted, Pulaski County.

 

Frances Lee Annah (BundyCarlisle died 10 Jul 1930, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Eller, of Centralia, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, of which she was a member.  She was born 4 Jun 1855, in St. Charles, Mo.  She married on 15 Jan 1874, Thomas A. Carlisle, of Anna.  He was engaged in saw milling and the box business.  They had nine children, of whom six survive.  She resided in Union County from her marriage until 1914, when they moved to Springfield.  Two years later they moved to Centralia, where her husband died 10 Jan 1919.

 

Mary D. "Mollie" (Plott) McLain Graham died 11 Jul 1930, at home in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, aged 58 years, 6 months, 8 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church, which she joined at an early age.  She was born 3 Jan 1872, near Balcom, the daughter of H. M. Plott.  She married on 18 Sep 1901, Henry O. McLain, who died in April 1906.  They had two children, Ivah Z. McLain and H. Otis McLain.  She married 23 Jan 1907, Jacob S. Graham, who died 19 Nov 1924.  They had one son, Lester E. Graham.  Her father and one sister also preceded her in death.  She also left one grandson, James Otis McLain; her mother, seven brothers, Harvey A. Plott, Cyrus F. Plott, and Rufus E. Plott, of Balcom, Otis S. Plott, of Shreveport, La., John F. Plott, of Herrin, Williamson County, W. Arthur Plott, of Little Rock, Ark., and Curtis E. Plott, of Centerville, Iowa; and three sisters, Hattie Hinkle, of Mobile, Ala., Agnes Craig, of Centralia, and Ruth Davis, of Balcom.

 

H. O. Ozburn committed suicide Saturday (12 Jul 1930).  He was president of Citizens State & Savings Bank at Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He was the grandson of Col. Lendorf Ozburn, of Col. Logan's 31st Illinois Infantry.  During the Civil War he disciplined a private, William Weaver, a recruit from Marion County, by requiring him to carry a heavy piece of timber aimlessly back and forth for several hours.  Weaver threatened to kill him and Ozburn was recommended to resign for his own safety.  After the victory at Vicksburg, there was a great reception at Carbondale and most of the soldiers re-enlisted.  Mrs. Logan made a specific plea for Col. Ozburn not to attend because of the threats made by WeaverWeaver found Ozburn in the general store of Reuben Weaver in Carbondale next door to the present location of Carbondale Building & Loan Association.  Col. Ozburn was sitting in a chair with his back to the door.  Weaver picked up a four-pound weight and hit Col. Ozburn over the head, killing him instantly.  The Jackson County sheriff went to Carbondale to arrest Weaver, but the soldiers threatened to shoot him if he arrested Weaver.  The sheriff appealed to Col. Robert Pearce, who refused to give up Weaver, and said a military court would try him.  The next day the soldiers started south to Cairo.  Weaver became drunk at Cairo and decided to return to Carbondale, was arrested and lodged in jail at Murphysboro.  A mob stormed the jail and Weaver was shot to death.--Carbondale Herald, 4th inst.


25 Jul 1930:

An unknown man was found drowned last Monday (21 Jul 1930) in the Mississippi River at Walton dyke, and was buried in the pauper section of Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

Ed Seibert died Monday (21 Jul 1930) in a field at Silica Hollow, several miles northwest of Jonesboro, aged about 50 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  There was a coroner's inquest.  He left no known relatives.

 

Levi Dallas Baldwin died 21 Jul 1930, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the home of his brother, John Baldwin, in Jonesboro.  He also left another brother, James Baldwin, of Anna.

 

Catherine J. Horner died 16 Jul 1930, at her home in Anna, aged 83 years, 7 months, 28 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was born at Knoxville, Tenn., and married in 1867 Joseph Horner, who died 11 years ago.


1 Aug 1930:

Thelma (Brown) Coss died 28 Jul 1930, at the home of her parents in Jonesboro, aged 20 years, 8 months, 17 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.  She was born 11 Dec 1909, near Jonesboro, the eldest daughter of C. E. Brown.  She graduated from Anna Jonesboro Community High School in 1927 and then entered nursing training at Southern Illinois State Hospital in Anna and at St. Mary's Hospital in Cairo, Alexander County.  She married on 5 Mar 1930, Earl Ellwood Coss, of Painsville, Ohio.  She was converted at First Baptist Church in Anna and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in Jonesboro.  She left her parents, husband, grandparents, four brothers, Truman Brown, Charles Brown, Harry Brown, and Samuel Brown; and one sister, Gertrude Brown.

 

John Tibbets died Tuesday (29 Jul 1930) at Anna City Hospital, following an operation for acute appendicitis, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church, of which he was a member.  He was born 23 Nov 1884, in Jonesboro, the son of A. S. and Esther (Bouton) Tibbets.  He was deputy county clerk and resigned to take a position with the Jonesboro Gazette.  He was a member of the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge and a Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star Lodge. He married on 21 Sep 1919, Cecil Musselman, a daughter of W. J. Musselman, of St. Louis.  He left two children, John Charles Tibbets, aged 10 years, and Esther Maryan Tibbets, aged 8 years; his widow, his father, one sister, Jennie Cluster, of Gary, Ind., and one brother, Thomas B. Tibbets, at home.  (See also 8 Aug 1930, issue.)

 

Hallie (Crowell) Rendleman died 25 Jul 1930, aged 57 years, 11 months, 14 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her home.  She was born 11 Aug 1872, the daughter of Will Crowell, who died in 1875.  She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Wolf Lake.  She married on 28 Sep 1892, Robert M. Rendleman, who died 21 Nov 1924.  They had eight children, three of whom died in infancy.  She left five children, W. J. Rendleman, of Wolf Lake, Edna J. Ballance, of Baker, Kan., Robert H. Rendleman and Caroline Wilson, of Wolf Lake, and Lenita Rendleman, at home; six grandchildren, her mother, Carrie Rinehart; and a half sister, Helen Daisey, of Jonesboro.

 

Laura Olive (Hess) Kohler died 25 Jul 1930, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at McCarty Funeral Home in Anna.  She was born 17 Oct 1875, in Union County, the daughter of Jeff and Matilda Hess.  She married in 1893, Henry N. Kohler.  She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1906.  She had two sons, Sam Kohler, of Anna, and Nick Kohler, of Houston, Texas.

 

Walton Parks died in Phoenix, Ariz., of diabetes, aged 18 years, and was buried at Phoenix.  He was the son of Henry Parks and a nephew of Mrs. Samuel Walton.  He also left five brothers.


8 Aug 1930:

Eliza Walker died Saturday (2 Aug 1930) at home in Cobden, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She was the wife of John W. Walker and a sister of the late Mrs. S. D. Hurst.

 

Mildred Pauline Morgan died 4 Aug 1930, on her 5th birthday, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Ware.  She was the daughter of John Morgan.
 

Mrs. John Plott of Balcom died.

 

Isabelle (ClelandIsom died 6 Aug 1930, at the home of her daughter, Bessie wife of S. M. McCord, in Jonesboro, aged 78 years, 4 months, 16 days, and was buried at Ava Evergreen Cemetery.    Her funeral was at the Presbyterian church in Ava.  She was born 20 Mar 1852, near Rockwood, the daughter of James and Isabelle Cleland.  She joined the Presbyterian church near Dongola when 16.  She married on 25 Oct 1871, Albert W. Isom.  She had eight children:  J. Luther Isom, of Christopher, Bert Isom of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ernest H. Isom of Collinsville, Daisy Isom, deceased, infant son deceased, Ira Isom, deceased, Walter A. Isom, of Medicine Hat, Canada, and Bessie McCord of Jonesboro.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Clementine Johnston and Nettie Rogers; and one brother, John Cleland.  She left her husband, one daughter, four sons, 18 grandchildren, three brothers, David Cleland of Murphysboro, Jackson County, Dr. Samuel Cleland of Chicago, Dr. Scott Cleland of Delta, Colo.; two sisters, Bertha Dudenbostel of Campbell Hill, and Atty Hance Cleland of Spokane, Wash. (See also 15 Aug 1930, issue.)


15 Aug 1930:

Mother of William J. Douglas, formerly of Jonesboro, but now of Salt Lake City, Utah, died at Norris City, White County, and was buried at Norris City.

 

Mrs. S. A. Owens died 12 (or 11) Aug 1930, at the home of her son, Charles Owens, Jr., on the Willard farm in the northern part of Jonesboro (or the R. Wallace Karraker farm near Jonesboro), aged 78 years and 7 months, and was buried at Dongola in the family burying ground beside her husband.  Her funeral was at Hinkle Cemetery.  She was born 12 Jan 1852, at McLeansboro, Hamilton County.  She joined the Church of Christ at an early age.  She married on 13 Oct 1876, Charles Owens, Sr., deceased.  After she married they lived in Hardin County. She left one son, two daughters, and 10 grandchildren.  (See also 22 Aug 1930, issue.)

 

Emma Jean Freda Marie Nimmo died 5 Aug 1930, at home near Balcom, aged 13 years and 6 days.  She was born 30 Jul 1917, at Dongola, the daughter of Fred and Murrel Nimmo.  She was a member of Big Creek Baptist Sunday School.  She left her parents, three brothers, Harlan Nimmo, Gilbert Nimmo, and Fred Nimmo; one sister, Anita Faye Nimmo; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Hinkle and Amanda Nimmo; and one great-grandmother, Elizabeth Young.

 

Chestine Harvell was killed in an automobile accident in Chicago, while on the way to visit one of his sons in the government hospital there, and his funeral was Monday (11 Aug 1930) at Diswood, Alexander County.

 

Joseph M. Dillow died 8 Aug 1930, at home in Anna, of heart trouble, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at his home.  He was born 13 May 1863, on a farm near Anna.  He married on 9 Dec 1888, Margaret I. Broadway.  He was a member of Anna Masonic Lodge No. 520, I. O. O. F. Lodge, and the Presbyterian Church.  He left his widow, four sons, and one brother.

 

William "Uncle Billie" Nicholaides died 7 Aug 1930, at home west of Jonesboro, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He was born 10 Dec 1847, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of Henry and Josephine Nicholaides.  He was baptized as an infant in the Presbyterian Church.  He came to Union County after the Civil War and began farming west of Jonesboro.  He joined the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 241 in Jonesboro on 11 Jan 1871, and was the oldest member in Union County.  He married on 5 Apr 1883, Margaret Hindsley.  Their children were Mary Nicholadies, who died in infancy; Frank A. Nicholaides of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Daniel A. Nicholaides, of Flint, Mich.; Olva K. Nicholaides, of Ogden, Utah; and Ray Nicholaides, of Wolf Lake, Pa.  He also left one sister, Julia Blevins, of Granite City; five brothers, Henry Nicholaides, of Carbondale, Jackson County, Louie Nicholaides, of Watsonville, Calif., Robert Nicholaides, of Oakdale, Calif., Victor Nicholaides, of Lancaster, Calif., and Alfonso Nicholaides, of California; and 10 grandchildren. 

 
22 Aug 1930:

Messamore died and the funeral was held Tuesday (19 Aug 1930) at the home.

 
5 Sep 1930:

Fanny (Anderson) Terpinitz died 30 Aug 1930, at the home of her son Arthur S. Terpinitz, in Los Angeles, Calif., following the flu, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.  She was born 28 Feb 1870, the daughter of B. H. Anderson, of Jonesboro.  She married about 1894 Adolph Terpinitz, who died about 25 years ago.  She worked in Wiley's Store and Miss Seger's millinery store until 1920 when she moved to Denver, Colo.  Two brothers, Charles Anderson and Henry Anderson, preceded her in death.  She left two sons, Louis Terpinitz, of Cairo, Alexander County, and Arthur Terpinitz; two brothers, Frank Anderson, of Cobden, and Will Anderson, of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

Daughter of Walter Buster died Monday (1 Sep 1930) at home on the John Ditter farm just south of Jonesboro after swallowing aspirin tablets, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

Maria Lentz died 3 Sep 1930, at her home in Dongola, aged 92 years, 1 month, 15 days, and was buried in Dongola I. O. O. F. Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Lutheran church in Dongola.


12 Sep 1930:

Brownrig Penninger died 4 Sep 1930, at home near Lick Creek, of diabetes, aged 69 years, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Hall.

 

Mary (Smith) Shurley died and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Her funeral was Sunday (7 Sep 1930) at Beech Grove Church.  She was the daughter of Charley Smith, deceased, and lived near Thebes, Alexander County.  She was the wife of John Shurley.


19 Sep 1930:

Elizabeth Dillard died last Friday (12 Sep 1930) at home in Herrin, Williamson County, and was buried in Herrin City Cemetery.  She was born 27 Feb 1846, the daughter of James Mannering, who came to Illinois from Tennessee in 1814.  She left five sons.  James Dillard, the oldest son, married Beulah Linn, of Jonesboro.  She was also related to James B. Dillard, of Jonesboro.

 

Thomas Calvin Cozby died Saturday at home in Jonesboro, of heart failure, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He had a stroke on 18 Jul 1930.  His funeral was at the Baptist church.  Pallbearers were three grandsons, Robert Turner, Theodore Turner, and Charles Turner, and three sons-in-law, Ray Coleman, Glenn Eddleman, and Clarence Dickens.  He was born 10 Dec 1849, in Verona, Miss., the second son of James O. and Rebecca (Carlyle) Cozby.  His older brother, Robert Cozby, was killed in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  At age 15 Thomas enlisted in a Confederate regiment.  After Lee's surrender, he was paroled in Alabama and returned home to Mississippi.  He married on 5 May 1869, Aley Lowery, of Anna, who died in March 1882.  He married in September 1883 Mrs. Cornelia (Hunsaker) Brasenell.  Two infant grandchildren preceded him in death.  He was a clerk, carpenter, deputy county clerk under J. Henry Hilboldt, deputy sheriff under Lafyette Rich, Jonesboro alderman, and served three terms as mayor of Jonesboro.  He established a blacksmith and woodwork shop 25 years ago on North Main Street, across from his residence.  He left a widow, one son by his first marriage, Ed Cozby, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County; four daughters by his first marriage, Jessie Turner, of Jonesboro, Myrtle Craiglow, of Anna, Lela Owen, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Etta Fierke, of Jacksonville; two daughters by his second marriage, Mrs. C. D. English, of Columbia, Mo., and Mrs. Virgil Smith, of Jonesboro; a stepson, John Brasenell, of Pulaski, Pulaski County; 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. George H. Stephens, of Jonesboro; and two brothers, Henry P. Cozby, of Jonesboro, and Warren Cozby, of Cairo, Alexander County. 

 
26 Sep 1930:

Emma J. Hoover died 20 Sep 1930, at the home of her sisters, Mrs. Files John, south of Jonesboro, aged 75 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the home of her son, William Hoover.  She was born in Union County, the daughter of J. R. Coomes.  She also left a half brother, Dan Coomes; and an invalid husband, John Hoover.

 

Lester Clark died last Friday (19 Sep 1930) at the home of his sister, Marie Tripp, in Carbondale, Jackson County, aged 24 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Congregational church in Cobden.  He was the son of Will Clark, of Carbondale, who formerly resided in Cobden.  He was from Chicago.  He left a wife, whom he married a few months ago, and several brothers and sisters.

 

Dr. Ralph Sifford died Friday (19 Sep 1930) at Nashville, Tenn., aged 67 years.  His funeral was in Nashville.  He was born in Union County, the son of Daniel and Susan Sifford.  He left a widow, four sisters, Dora Eddleman, Susan Bruchhauser, Elizabeth Ury, of Anna, and Dell Lufkin, of Grenada, Miss.; and two brothers, T. P. Sifford and H. C. Sifford, of Anna.

Mrs. Glasco died and her funeral was last Friday (19 Sep 1930).

 

3 Oct 1930:

Frederick Preu died 22 Sep 1930, in his chair in his room at the Layton Home for the Aged in Milwaukee, Wis., of throat trouble, and was buried in Madison, Wis., beside his wife.  He was pastor at Kornthal Lutheran Church many years.  A sister in Germany was his only surviving relative.

 

Mamie Myrtle (KinderWorthen died 22 Sep 1930, aged 31 years, 6 months, 14 days.   Her funeral was at Alto Pass.  She was born 8 Feb 1899, in Union County, the daughter of Henry and Cora Kinder.  She joined Beech Grove Baptist Church in September 1915.  She married Earl Worthen on 7 Sep 1918.  They had two children, Alma Worthen, aged 14 years; and Walter Worthen, aged 8 years.  She left the following brothers and sisters, Iva Wright of Carbondale, Jackson County; Elbert Kinder, of Jonesboro; Virgil Kinder, of Pearl River, N.Y.; Harry Kinder, of Alto Pass; and Laton Kinder, of Detroit, Mich.

 

10 Oct 1930:

Charles Menees shot and killed himself 31 Sep 1930.  His funeral was at Morehouse, Mo.  He was the brother of Ernest Menees, of Jonesboro.

 

William A. Smith died Saturday (4 Oct 1930) at his home in Anna, and was buried in Falls Creek, Pa., his former home.  His funeral was at McCarty Funeral Home.  He had resided in Anna for the past seven years and worked for Atlas Powder Company.  One of his sons was killed in an accident this summer in Ohio.  He left a widow and two sons, Chester Smith, of Houghton, Mich., and Thomas Smith of Puxatawney, Pa.

 

Mrs. Tilmage Eddleman died Sunday (5 Oct 1930) at her home in Troy, N.Y.  She was the sister-in-law of Hoyt Eddleman.  She left no children.

 

Grandma Walls died.

 

Travis L. Douglas died Thursday last week (2 Oct 1930), aged 66 years, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Congregational church in Mill Creek.  He was a farmer near Mill Creek.  He left two sons, Holsie Douglas, a blacksmith at Anna; and Annis H. Douglas, of Dongola.

 

Grandma Baltzell died and was buried in Alto Pass Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church.  She married in 186_ William Baltzell and settled on Hudgeon's Creek.  She left eight children, James Balztell, of Anna; Tom Baltzell, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Ed Baltzell, of Grand Tower, Jackson County; Everett Baltzell, Bert Baltzell, and Arthur Baltzell, of Alto Pass; Ella Emery, of Alto Pass; Effie North, of St. Louis; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

17 Oct 1930:

Glennard Batson died last Saturday (11 Oct 1930) at Anna City Hospital, aged about 46 years, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery.  He lived west of Jonesboro and was working on the hard road near Ware when he became ill.  There was a coroner's inquest and an autopsy.  He left a widow and seven children. 

 

Henrietta Collis died 12 Oct 1930, aged 2 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  She was treated a few months ago in a St. Louis hospital for a throat infection.  She was the daughter of Reuben Collis.
 

Mary Jane Holloman died Thursday last week (9 Oct 1930) at home two miles west of Cobden, aged 87 years, 27 days, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She was the wife of T. J. Holloman.


24 Oct 1930:

Henry Eastwood Ferrill died 16 Oct 1930, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Lamer in Cobden, aged 92 years, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  The funeral was held at the home.  He was born in Tennessee and came with his parents to Illinois when young. He was a Mason.  He left two daughters and four sons.

 

Ethel Wright died 20 Oct 1930, at Anna City Hospital, aged 50 years, 7 months, 17 days, and was buried at Dongola I. O. O. F. Cemetery.  Her funeral was at her home in Dongola.  She was a member of Dongola Chapter 601 Order of Eastern Star.

 

Mrs. M. P. Mayberry died in a hospital at Mountain View, Mo., and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Pulaski, Pulaski County.  Her body was brought to Mounds, Pulaski County, and the funeral was held at Pulaski.  She was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Craig Hartman.

 

Allie Miller died Friday (17 Oct 1930) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Chidester in Malvern, Ark., aged 72 years.  Her funeral was at Cobden.  She was a life-long resident of Cobden.  She was the widow of A. J. Miller.  She left two daughters, Mrs. John Chidester and Grace Miller, a teacher at Pinckneyville, Perry County; and three sons, Judge C. H. Miller, of the Illinois circuit bench, Henry Miller, and Paul Miller.

 

31 Oct 1930:

Edna F. Corzine died Wednesday (29 Oct 1930) at home near Dongola, aged 46 years, 11 months, 11 days, and was buried in Union School Cemetery.  Her funeral was at the Baptist church in Dongola.
 

Minnie Walker died 29 Oct 1930, at Farmington, Mo., aged 48 years, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Her son, Chester Walker, accompanied the body to Jonesboro.  She was related to W. T. Rhodes of northwest of Jonesboro.

 

Sarah Leyerly died Tuesday (28 Oct 1930) in St. Louis, while visiting her daughter, aged 92 years, and was buried at Balcom.  She lived at Balcom and was the maternal aunt of W. A. Kelley, of Jonesboro.  Eugene Lyerle, of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, was her son, and Edwin Lyerle and Gilman Lyerle were grandsons.  (See 7 Nov 1930, issue.)

 

John F. Hale died Thursday (30 Oct 1930) in Dyersburg, Tenn., aged 55 years.  His funeral was at Mt. Pisgah Church in Pulaski County.  He used to live in Elco, Alexander County.  He left a son, Leo Hale; a daughter, Clara Hale; three grandchildren, three sisters, Pheleta Garin, Jeanette Cruse, and Pearl Provo; two brothers, C. I. Hale and Earl Hale; and a half brother, Henry Woodney.--Cairo Citizen, 24 Oct. 

 

Esther (Smith) Hinton Harris died 22 Oct 1930, in Anna, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Methodist Church in Anna.  She was born 22 Jun 1893, in Algonia, Iowa, the daughter of Asia K. Smith.  She was a member of the Methodist church in Plansfield, Iowa.  She married on 10 Sep 1919, In Cherokee, Iowa, James H. Harris.  She left her husband and two sons, James Hinton and John Z. Harris.

 

Sarah Louise Miller died 23 Oct 1930, at home on Morgan Street in Anna, aged 78 years, 11 months, 17 days, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church.

 

Martha Bonita Batson died 25 Oct 1930, aged 3 months, 6 days, and was buried in Tripp Cemetery beside her father, Glennard Batson.  Her funeral was at the home.  She was born 19 Jul 1930, the daughter of Gertie Batson.  (See also 7 Nov 1930, issue).


7 Nov 1930:

Melvin C. Hunter died Tuesday (4 Nov 1930) at St. Andrew's Hospital in Murphysboro, Jackson County, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at McCarty Funeral Home in Anna.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion.  He left a widow and four children.

 

Mildred Moreland was killed Monday (3 Nov 1930) in an automobile accident north of Cobden.  She was a daughter of John Moreland, of east of Cobden, and was a sophomore at Southern Illinois Teacher's College in Carbondale, Jackson County.  Her sister, Vesta Mae Moreland, aged 18 years, and her brother, Paul Moreland, were seriously injured.  Their car collided with another after passing a truck.

 

Robert Miller was electrocuted Monday (3 Nov 1930) two miles north of Anna, aged 47 years, and was buried at Epworth, Iowa.  He was a lineman for Central Illinois Public Service Company and became entangled in a wire.  He left a sister at Epworth.

 

Samuel Oscar Stout died 30 Oct 1930, and was buried in McGinnis Cemetery.  His funeral was at his home in Anna.  He married 1st Amanda Stewart, who died 25 years ago.  They had two sons, George O. Stout, of Dayton, Ohio, and formerly a deputy sheriff in Union County; and William Stout, of Chicago.  He married 2nd Mrs. Laura Standard, who survives.  He also left one sister, Louisa McCall, of Anna, and two brothers, Wellington Stout and Ted Stout, both of Bumcombe.

 

Lawrence B. Maddox was beaten to death.  His body was found near the Illinois Central tracks south of the power station last Thursday (30 Oct 1930).  Clarence Leo Lambert, aged 35 years, a frequenter of the hobo camp, was arrested and charged with the murder.  He was later released from jail.  (See also 14 Nov 1930, issue.)


14 Nov 1930:

Rudolph Hebsacker died last Sunday (9 Nov 1930) at home in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 86 years.  He had lived in Cairo since 1871.  He was the oldest member of Cairo Masonic Lodge.  He left a widow, son, and three daughters.

 

M. J. Motsinger died 2 Nov 1930, in Rector, Ark., aged 66 years, and was buried at Rector.  He was born at Marion, Williamson County.  He was a jeweler for more than 30 years at Rector.  He left a widow, one daughter, Mrs. W. F. Hackey, of Rector; one sister, Mary Ann Clarida, of Marion, Williamson County; and several half brothers and half sisters.

 

Clara Appalona Bernhard died 7 Nov 1930, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  Her funeral was at Salem Lutheran Church.  She was born 28 Jun 1895, the daughter of Peter Bernhard, Sr.  She left five brothers, Albert Bernhard, of Coal City, August Bernhard, of Tamms, Alexander County, Peter Bernhard, Jr., of Jonesboro, Stephen Bernhard, of West Frankfort, Franklin County, and David Bernhard, of Jonesboro; and two sisters, Mrs. Alvin W. Adams, of Anna, and Mrs. Elmer Weaver, of Jonesboro.  Other relatives who attended her funeral were Mrs. Philip Scharf and children and Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Crowell, of Cape Girardeau, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Goss and children of Chaffee, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Glover Gill, of St. Louis.


21 Nov 1930:

Body of dead man found on road between Reynoldsville and McClure, Alexander County, aged about 45 years, and was buried in pauper's section of Jonesboro Cemetery.

 

Dr. Martin died Tuesday last week (11 Nov 1930) of pneumonia at Clarksburg, W. Va.  He was a close friend of George J. Heilig.

 

Roy Tally died Wednesday (19 Nov 1930), aged 44 years., and was buried in Morgan Cemetery.  His funeral was at the church in Ware, where he lived.  He left a widow.

 

James Warren Cozby died Sunday (16 Nov 1930) at St. Mary's Infirmary in Cairo, Alexander County, aged 71 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Presbyterian Church in Cairo.  He came to Anna with his father in 1867 and in 1868 moved to Jonesboro.  He was the youngest of three brothers.  His brother Thomas Cozby died recently.  He learned the carpenter's trade from his father and older brothers.  A little daughter and two sons, Barney Cozby and Grover Cozby, preceded him in death.  He left a widow, a sister, Mrs. Lou Stephens, of Jonesboro, and a brother of Henry P. Cozby of Jonesboro.

 

28 Nov 1930:

Edward F. Livesay died 24 Nov 1930, at home in Dongola, aged 69 years, 10 months, 11 days, and was buried in Dongola I. O. O. F. Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Dongola.
 

Omar Etherton died Monday (24 Nov 1930) in a hospital in Benton, Franklin County, from injuries sustained Saturday in a mine at Cambria, Williamson County, when a large piece of slate fell on him and broke his back, and was buried at Dutch Ridge Cemetery.  His funeral was at Dutch Ridge Church in Jackson County.  He was the son of the late William Etherton and was raised on a farm near Alto Pass.  His grandparents were early settlers from North Carolina. He left a wife, Minnie (Fox) Etherton, formerly of Alto Pass, 12 children, two sisters, Rachel Fox, of Missouri and Cora Brothers, of Utah; and one brother, Dan Etherton, of Pomona, Jackson County.

 

Catherine Weiss died Friday at the home of her daughter, Sophia Rendleman, in Murphysboro, Jackson County, aged 75 years.  She was born in Jonesboro, daughter of Charles Snyder.  She married in November 1873, William Weiss, who died 16 years ago.  She had 13 children, of whom seven are living, Sophia Rendleman, of Murphysboro; Ernest Weiss, of Kansas City, Mo.; Charley Weiss and Rudolph Weiss, of Granite City; John Weiss, of Carbondale, Jackson County; Minnie Butcher, of Kentucky, and Mrs. William Frazelle, of Alto Pass.  She also left two brothers, Charles Snyder, of Carterville, Williamson County, and Frank Snyder, of Illmo, Mo.

 

Gladys Ruth Davis died 21 Nov 1930, aged 13 years, 4 months, 22 days, and was buried in Leyerle Cemetery.   Her funeral was at Big Creek Baptist Church.  She was born 29 Jun 1917, the daughter of Orlando and Susie (Bean) Davis.  She was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church Sunday School.  She left her parents, three sisters, Mary Davis, Georgia Davis, and Margaret Lou Davis; two brothers, Harold Davis and Owen Davis; and a grandmother, Mrs. R. R. Hindman, of Anna.

 

5 Dec 1930:

Edmond McReynolds died Wednesday (3 Dec 1930) at home on Green Street in Anna, of heart trouble and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  There was a coroner's inquest.  He was a veteran of World War I and was disabled in the war after an attack of the flu.  He was pensioned.  His funeral was at First Christian Church.  His wife died three years ago.  He left two children, his parents, three brothers, and one sister, Bernice McReynolds, all of Chicago.

 

Hosea Vaughn was shot and instantly killed last Sunday (30 Nov 1930) at Buckner, Franklin County, aged 30 years.  He was trying to rob George Low, of Buckner, who heard him enter the house and shot him from his bed.  He promoted amateur boxing bouts in Anna about 10 or 12 years ago.

 

May (Brown) Dover died Tuesday (2 Dec 1930), at her home on Chestnut Street in Anna, of tuberculosis, aged 38 years, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her funeral was at First Baptist Church.  She left her husband, Lee Dover; eight children, two brothers, and three sisters.

 

Charles Ware died 2 Dec 1930, at home in Tulsa, Okla., was buried in Anna Cemetery.  The funeral was at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Walter Grear.  He was born in Jonesboro, the son of Jesse Ware, and would have been 68 years old in January 1931.  He attended Southern Illinois Normal University and was a telegraph operator.  He was chief dispatcher of the Union Pacific Railroad and later general manager.  He resigned 15 years ago and came to Anna and farmed.  He left a widow, Helen (Grear) Ware; and a sister, Miss Anna Ware.  (See also 12 Dec 1930, issue.)

 

Charles Marshall Lingle died 26 Nov 1930, in Waukegan, Ill., and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  His funeral was at the Baptist church, which he joined in his youth.  His widow and her sister, Mrs. Benjamin Nord and husband, of Muskegon, Mich, brought the body from Waukegan.  He was born 22 Feb 1858, in Jonesboro, the son of Nelson and Harriet (Lamer) Lingle.  He was employed at the Jonesboro Gazette in 1873, worked in the Anna printing office, and then moved to Buffalo, Wyo.  He later worked as a printer in St. Louis and Chicago and in the 1920s had a printing office in Murphysboro, Jackson County.  He also worked for a railroad running out of Memphis, Tenn.  He married in 1906 Ethel Cross, of Washington, Ind.  His parents, a brother, James Lingle; and two sisters, Nannie Rich and Cornelia Lingle, preceded him in death.  He also left a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Baker, of Sheridan, Wyo.; two brothers, Will L. Lingle and John E. Lingle, of Jonesboro.


12 Dec 1930:
John A. Bernhard accidentally shot himself 8 Dec 1930, in the middle of the forehead in a potato house on the farm of his father, Adam Bernhard, aged about 50 years, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery.  He had taken a 22 rifle to shoot rats.  His funeral was at Kornthal Lutheran Church.  He was born 9 Apr 1879, and was not married.  He left his parents and one sister, Mrs. John Mees; four brothers, Hugo Bernhard, of Union County, Egbert Bernhard, of Claremore, Okla., Lee Bernhard, and Fred Bernhard, both of Union County.

 

Infant son of E. C. Sims died 7 Dec 1930, and was buried in Simmerman Cemetery in Jackson County.
 

W. J. Anderson died 4 Dec 1930, at the home of John Toms, west of Jonesboro, at was buried in Casper Cemetery.

 

19 Dec 1930:

Mrs. McGowan died and her funeral was Tuesday in Dongola.

 

Flora Harwood died Wednesday (17 Dec 1930) at home in Anna, aged 93 years.  Her funeral was at the Presbyterian church.  She was the widow of Dr. M. V. B. Harwood.  She was a member of Eastern Star.  She left two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Whiteman, a teacher in the Philippine Islands, and Mrs. L. E. Stocking, of Agnew, Calif.

 

Lula M. Cauble died 15 Dec 1930, at her home in Alto Pass, aged 52 years.  She had a serious operation two months ago.  Her funeral was in Alto Pass at the Congregational Church, which she joined when young.  She was born 1 May 1878, the daughter of John and Rachel (Keith) Rendleman.  She married on 17 Jan 1895, Adam J. Cauble.  She was a member of the Eastern Star.  She left her husband and a daughter, Lucille wife of Robert L. Hagler, of Murphysboro, Jackson County.  Five sons died within a few weeks of being born and one son, Russell Adam Cauble, died at about 3 years old.  Oscar Hall was her foster son.  She also left two sisters, Mrs. Edward Bittle and Mamie B. Rendleman, of Alto Pass; and three brothers, W. A. Rendleman and Grover Rendleman, of Alto Pass, and Herbert Rendleman, of Cobden.  (See also 26 Dec 1926, issue.)

 

Sherman Duskey died Monday (15 Dec 1930) at Anna City Hospital of peritonitis after an operation for appendicitis last Saturday, aged 19 years.  He was the son of William Duskey, of Reynoldsville. 
 

Dec. 26, 1930:
Ted Ranold Long died, aged 2 months.  He was the son of Clyde Long of Sikeston, Mo. and a cousin of Helen Cripps of Milligan Hill.
 

Mrs. Anna Wilson died of an infection from a broken arm at the State Hospital in Anna, aged 72 years.  There was a coroner's inquest.  She had been there six weeks and was from Palestine, Crawford County. 

 

Glen Earl Sitter died 17 Dec 1930, of intestinal flu, aged 13 months and 20 days, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Anna.  He was the son of Troy Sitter.

 

Emma Steffens died Tuesday in St. Louis of heart disease.  She was the sister of Mrs. Ed T. Woodworth and an aunt of Rosemary Woodworth and David Woodworth, of Jonesboro.