Obituaries and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers

The Mound City Journal

 21 Jul 1866; 7 & 14 May 1870

Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois

Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter

The Mound City Journal, Saturday, 21 Jul 1866:


           A colored man belonging on the old gunboat Louisville now lying between here and Cairo, fell over board and was drowned on Thursday evening last.  He was sitting on the guard watching some bathers, and how he managed to fall into the water is a mystery to all who were in the vicinity.  His body was found the following morning.


DIED at her residence near Ullin, July 14, 1866, widow Margaret A. Ullen, aged 56 years, 7 months, and 13 days.  She was a fervent Christian and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over forty years, but alas! She was born for a higher destiny than earth.  She has gone to that bright world where the rivers of life roll down the ocean—gush of living purity; where the rainbow never fades, and where the stars will be spread out before her like the islands that slumber on the ocean; and where the beautiful beings which here passed before her like shadows will stay in her presence.  She leaves many children and friends to mourn over her inestimable loss.

           (Margaret Thompson was born 1 Nov 1810, in Mason Co., Ky., died 14 Jul 1866, and married Samuel Ulen, according to the biographical sketch of her son, B. L. Ulen in the History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois.—Darrel Dexter)

 DIED in this city on Wednesday 18th inst. of consumption, Mrs. Sophia Strophlet, aged 42 years.  She was buried at Caledonia, her former place of residence.  The burial services were conducted by the Reverend J. H. Hill, who has the hearty thanks of the friends of the deceased for taking upon himself the trouble of accompanying the remains to their final resting place, and for the attention he bestowed upon the family.  Mrs. Strophlet was possessed of an energy, self-reliance and amiability seldom found.  She supported patiently for years a burden of care and labor that would have sooner broken down many persons of stronger frames and constitution.  She leaves without a parental protection a family of seven children.

[N.B. There are no extant issues for 1867, 1868 or 1869]


The Mound City Journal, Saturday, 7 May 1870:

Mr. Thomas Carroll, ship carpenter, died in this city of consumption on last Thursday night, 5th inst.


Mr. J. Betts’ youngest child died at Grand Tower a few days since.


The Mound City Journal, Saturday, 14 May 1870:

DIED at her residence in this city on Tuesday evening, 10th inst., of consumption, Hannah A. Hiner, wife of Capt David Hiner, aged 48 years.  [Cincinnati, Mobile and St. Louis papers please copy above.]

           The remains of the deceased were conveyed to Cincinnati for interment.  An appropriate funeral discourse will be preached at St. Peter’s Church at a convenient time, of which due notice will be given. 

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