Obituaries and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers

The Pulaski Patriot

 22 Apr, 27 May & 24 June 1882; 28 Apr 1883

Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois

Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter

The Pulaski Patriot, Saturday, 22 Apr 1882:
The town of Brownsville, Mo., was laid waste and many people killed last Wednesday by a most terrible cyclone.  Stone and brick houses were tossed about like balloons and it is said that the air was swarming with cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, fowl and people.

The Ford boys, who shot and killed the notorious Jesse James, were indicted by the grand jury for murder in the first degree. To this indictment they both plead guilty and the court sentenced them to be hung, but Governor Crittenden pardoned them and they were turned out of jail, but were immediately rearrested for other murders committed while a member of the James gang.  They should be hung.

The Pulaski Patriot, Saturday, 27 May 1882:
A colored woman by the name of Walker who lived in Riverside, died this week.

Mrs. Percy, a colored woman who died in this city on Monday, was buried on Wednesday.

The Pulaski Patriot, Saturday, 24 Jun 1882:
Died, at Washington, Mo., Monday, June 19, 1882, in the 29th year of her age, Caroline, wife of Henry Krumsick.  The funeral services took place at the residence of the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Neuninger, in this city, on Wednesday, June 21, at 2 p.m.  The remains were interred in the Beech Grove Cemetery.  The funeral was attended by a large number of the friends and acquaintances of the deceased.

A correspondent of the Anna Fruit Grower says:  “The trial of Sam Hazel, the child murderer, being next week before Judge Browning.  If ever a criminal deserved the extreme penalty of the law, this is a case of that sort.  State's Attorney Karraker will undoubtedly do all in his power to have justice done.  He should do so, even if he was to employ much legal assistance, for it is a difficult thing for one lawyer to succeed against several of the shrewdest of them.”


The trial of Sam Redden for the murder of a man named Zimmerman, near the Junction several years ago, is in progress in Massac County this week.  The lawyers for the defense are Hays & Armstrong, of Metropolis, and Hon. Ben O. Jones, state's attorney of Massac County, and William H. Green, of Cairo, for the prosecution.  Hon. D. T. Linegar who having previously been engaged by the defense having withdrawn from the case.   There is very little doubt but what Redden will be sentenced to be hanged, which sentence he richly deserves.

Later—Just before going to press, we learned from Porter Black, one of the witnesses in the Redden trial at Metropolis, that the jury in the case after being about about four hours returned a verdict of murder in the first degree and the sentence was that the prisoner be hanged.  The time set for the execution is Friday, September 15th.

The Pulaski Patriot, Saturday, 28 Apr 1883:
Mr. E. Short died at his home near Wetaug Thursday of last week.  Deceased leaves a wife and four children, one of his daughters, Anna. being the wife of Mr. Lafayette Miller, and Walter S., Clara B. and Edward.  Mr. Short came to this county in 1847 and has resided here ever since.  In 1850 he was married to Miss Mary Nally.  Deceased was a brother-in-law of Mr. Fred G. Ulen.  He was a most exemplary man and was well liked by all his neighbors and was always considered upright in his dealings among men.  Politically he was a Republican of the staunchest kind and was always to be found doing good work within the party lines.  His family have the sympathy of a large community of friends.

(D. Lafayette Miller married Ann Short on 3 Oct 1880, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Frederick Green Ulen married Rebecca J. Nally on 30 Oct 1853, probably in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Edward A. Short, born May 8, 1821, died April 19, 1883, and was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug.—Darrel Dexter)

A son of Richard Moore, who resides at Grand Chain, met with a most horrible death one day this week.  The boy was starting to his afternoon's work at plowing and in attempting to mount his horse, to ride to the field, he fell and one of the race chains of the harness formed a loop which caught around the boy's ankle.  The fall scared the horse, which commenced to run, dragging the boy along the ground.  It was some time before the animal stopped, and not until the boy's body was lacerated in a most terrible manner.  The unfortunate fellow lived only a short time after being taken to the house.  His remains were interred the day following the accident, owing to their mangled condition.

Died, Georgie A. Bailey, daughter of Joseph and C. A. Bailey, Saturday, April 1, about half past 8 o'clock p.m., aged about 5 years.  Remains were interred at the Beech Grove Cemetery April 23rd.  A large concourse of people followed the remains to the cemetery.  The relatives return thanks to their many friends for sympathy in their grief.

[N.B. There are no extant issues for 1884]

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