Obituaries and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers

The Pulaski Patriot

 7 Apr 1888; 13 Apr. 1889; 5 Apr 1890

Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois

Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter

The Pulaski Patriot, Saturday, 7 Apr 1888:
Mrs. J. T. Cook is receiving letters of condolence and sympathy from friends and relatives from the different places who knew them regarding her late bereavement in the loss of her only son, Willie.  (Pulaski)

W. T. Smoot went to see a faith doctor at Anna, last Monday for Mrs. Kennedy, wife of our aged citizen, T. C. Kennedy.  She has been sick for most a year, and is getting worse instead of better, all medical aid so far proving a failure. (Pulaski)

The news came to us this week of the recent death of one of Pulaski County’s respected citizens, John Hyatt, who lived in the Lentz settlement. We are sorry to lose such good men, but we all have to go when the time comes.  (Pulaski)

(John W. Hiatt married Amanda C. Easter on 15 Jan 1865, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in New Hope Cemetery near Ullin reads:  In Memory of John W. Hiatt Born March 21, 1840 Died March 30, 1888.—Darrel Dexter)


SCHULER—Wednesday, April 4th, 1888, Willie, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Schuler, aged about four years.

DURNING—Saturday, March 31st, 1888, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. James Durning.

(James M. Durning married Lula Michem on 27 Dec 1877, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

STARKS—Sunday, April 1st, 1888, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Starks.

BEAN—Thursday, April 5th, 1888, Mrs. Mary Ann Bean, relict of the late Stephen D. Bean, aged 60 years.  She had suffered long, but bore it with fortitude.  She was a woman of more than ordinary intelligence and energy.  The remains will be interred in Beech Grove Cemetery Monday afternoon next.

TAYLOR—A  colored child of ---Taylor, died Tuesday.

Ulysses Pemberton, who shot and killed his father, Joseph Pemberton, near Galatia, last December, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to fifteen years in the penitentiary.  He seemed very unconcerned about the sentence, not even changing color when it was read to him.  He was talking and laughing with his attorney a minute or so afterward.

The Pulaski Patriot, Saturday, 13 Apr 1889:
Samuel Letherland, of New Grand Chain, departed this life, March 29, 1889, at the age of 49 years.  He had been an industrious farmer in Pulaski County for nineteen years and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  His many old time friends extend mournful condolence to the bereaved relatives.

(Samuel Letherland married Sarah A. Crippen on 18 Aug 1876, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Resolutions of Respect
Mound City Lodge K. of H. April 5, 1889

Whereas, It has pleased the Supreme Dictator of the universe, to afflict with death the family of our esteemed Bro. R. D. Duval, therefore be it

Resolved, That we hereby tender the said brother our sincere condolence in his affliction and remind him that fortitude in adversity exemplifies one of the virtues and benefits of our noble order.
George Busam
Charles Renneneberg
C. W. Mertz, Comm.


A terrible case of brutality has been exhibited by a colored woman of this city—Mary Lindsay.  She gave birth to an illegitimate child Sunday last, and in the absence of her mother, wrapped the new-born child in her skirt and placed it under the springs, and left it there till Tuesday morning.  When the mother was making up the bed, to her horror, she discovered the child.  The officers were called and Tuesday night an inquest was held.  The coroner’s jury brought in a verdict of murder in the first degree.  A guard was placed at the house and as soon s she is able will be lodged in the county jail.

This is most a atrocious case of infanticide and nothing can save the girl from severe punishment who partly through fear of her mother and no doubt ignorance, committed this crime.

The Pulaski Patriot, Saturday, 5 Apr 1890:
Mr. C. Kirkpatrick the famous pottery man at Anna, Illinois, died last Sunday morning. For three years he has been confined to the house form sickness.  Though a great sufferer he has been cheerful and patiently awaiting the end, which he knew was near.  He was a devoted member of the I. O. O. F., being the oldest member of the order in point of years of membership, in the state.  He was also a member of the A. F. & A. M.  Both societies officiated in the burial ceremonies.  When Mr. C. Kirkpatrick died a spirit departed from this vale of tears to eternal rest.  He was a good and useful man.

(His marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:  Cornwall Kirkpatrick Died March 30, 1890, Aged 75 Ys., 3 Ms. & 7 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)

A brakeman named Joliff was killed at Mounds last Saturday while trying to couple cars.  His home was in Centralia, where the body was sent for burial.

Our neighboring city of Metropolis suffered terribly by the cyclone.  The loss to property is estimated at $200,000.  One person was killed and about thirty wounded.

[NB. There are no other extant issues for these years, and none for the years 1891-1892]

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