Obituaries and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers

The Pulaski Enterprise

5 Jan 1906 - 28 Dec 1906

Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois

Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter

Friday, 5 Jan 1906:
A full account of the killing of Mrs. John Rademaker, of Villa Ridge, last Saturday forenoon by a passenger train locomotive, at that place, will be found in our Villa Ridge correspondence this week.

Last Saturday evening at Cairo, two young men, Leonhardt Mueller, aged 17, and Walter Jocelyn, aged 18, found watery graves in the Ohio as the result of an accidental collision between a gasoline launch and several barges in tow of the Wash Honsell, while two other lads, Charles Hatcher and Charles Woods, escaped miraculously through their ability to swim and assistance rendered them by the crew of the Honsell. The four young men were returning home from a hunting trip. Walter Jocelyn was a brother of Mrs. Von Aichelburg of this city. The bodies had not been recovered at last report.

Fatally Injured.

Roy Palmer, aged about 17 years, youngest son of editor Palmer of The Sun, and wife, was fatally injured in the head at the Chair Factory an evening by a flying board, while unemployed and standing near one of the sawing machines—and from which he died the same night. Roy was an employee of the mill, was not at work that evening, but was standing near another young man, who was sawing veneer cores. A slab from the machine suddenly flew out striking Roy near the top of the head, crushing his skull in a fearful manner. There was no chance for his recovery, and he died at 11 o’clock that night. The deceased was an energetic and industrious young man, and worked in the factory only because he preferred it to the printing business, but against the wishes of his parents. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the family home, Rev. Littell officiating, after which members of the family left on the steamer Dick Fowler for Metropolis, with the remains, where they were buried.

Mrs. Honora McAuliffe died Friday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. M. A. Smith, of pneumonia fever, aged 70 years. Mrs. McAuliffe was born in Ireland and came to this country when a child. She had resided since 1864 in Cairo until the last few months. She leaves a son, John McAuliffe, who is a captain in the steamboat service on the Mississippi, and a daughter, Mrs. M. A. Smith, who conducts the bakery here. The funeral services were largely attended. Interment was made at Villa Ridge Cemetery.

(Her marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Hanorah McAuliff died Dec. 29, 1905 Aged 70 Years.—Darrel Dexter)

Mrs. Georgia Bagby, widow of Harry Bagby, the man who was drowned last spring, is very sick at present. Dr. W. J. Whiteaker is the attending physician. (Olmstead)

Mrs. John Rademaker Killed by Railroad Engine.

Last Saturday forenoon Mrs. John Rademaker, one of the old and most highly esteemed citizens of this community, with her daughter, Mrs. Harry Green and husband, were on their way to the railroad station to take the 10:17 passenger train for Cairo. Mrs. Rademaker was perhaps a hundred yards ahead of Mr. and Mrs. Green, walking on the west side of the southbound track. At this time a freight train was going north on the opposite track, while at the same time the expected passenger train was approaching the station unnoticed by Mrs. Rademaker. As the caboose car of the freight passed her, which was some 200 feet north of the depot, she started to cross the south bound track just in front of the unnoticed passenger train, and in a moment of time the locomotive struck her throwing her some distance on the west side of the track, killing her instantly. Dr. Rife was called, dressed her face, after which the body was taken to the family home, about a quarter of a mile north of the deport.

Deceased leaves a husband, daughter, son-in-law, grandchild, brother and many friends to mourn her death.

Funeral took place Monday, Jan. 1, 1906, in the M. E. church. Rev. Armstrong, of Cairo, assisted by Revs. Bostworth and Fidler of this place (Villa Ridge) conducted the services. The church was filled with sympathizing friends. Interment took place in Villa Ridge Cemetery. While there is a cloud hanging over this community because of the death of this estimable woman, there is yet a sun that ever shines.

(A marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Mama Rademaker Died Dec. 30, 1905.—Darrel Dexter)

Obituary.—Joanna Kekow was born near Sanseg, Germany, June 28, 1851; at the age of 16 years she with her parents moved to this country and settled at Manistree, Mich., where on Oct. 10, 1875 she was united in marriage to Mr. John Rademaker, the now sorrowing husband. After living two years in Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Rademaker in 1877 moved to Villa Ridge, where they have ever since resided, making lasting friends wherever known. While living in Germany the deceased in her infancy was christened and confirmed in the German Lutheran Church and has ever since been a devout member of the same.

A negro named Sol Lott was shot __ evening last week in Ullin by a man named Glascot of Tamms. He was taken to St. Mary’s Infirmary _____. Lott was wounded in the ___ side and died two days later. ___ seems to have been one of self-defense.

Friday, 12 Jan 1906:
Mrs. Henry Holsenberg suffered a stroke of paralysis a few days ago and no hope is entertained of her recovery. (Mounds)

One day last week our colored people laid to rest the old colored lady, Mrs. Rivers, mother of Frank Isler at the colored cemetery northwest of Pulaski. (Pulaski)

(Frank Isler married Lucinda Jefferson on 10 Nov 1879, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Ben J. Claypool, colored, passed over into that unknown country and was laid to rest last Monday. He was nearly 80 years of age, and a well-respected man by everybody. (Pulaski)

Card of Thanks—We wish to thank our many friends for their kindness during our sad affliction. Signed by Mr. John Rademaker and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Green. (Villa Ridge)

Friday, 19 Jan 1906:
Death of Mrs. S. D. Brown.

Mrs. Martha Jane Brown, wife of Samuel D. Brown, died suddenly of heart trouble at the family home 3 ½  miles north of Grand Chain, Ill., Monday, January 8, 1906, at 10 p.m. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. conducted by T. C. Gaunt and remains were buried in the Grand Chain Cemetery. The deceased whose maiden name was Bernhardt, was born near Olmstead, Ill., Feb. 22, 1853, and was therefore aged 52 years, 10 months and 16 days at the time of her death. She was one of the old, highly esteemed and well-known citizens of the country and was married to the now sorrowing husband March 11, 1876. To them was born eight children, four of whom are now living, and of the living ones two are married. The death of Mrs. Brown was a sad shock to the entire community in which they reside.

(Samuel D. Brown married Martha J. Barnhart on 11 Mar 1877, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

James McClellan, assistant foreman in the I. C. yards here, died at his home in Mounds, Monday morning, Jan. 14, 1906, after a two weeks illness of pneumonia. Mr. McClellan was an industrious and upright man and had many friends in Mounds and at his former home in Pulaski. He was a member of the Carmen’s Union and the I. O. O. F. Lodge at Pulaski and the members of both lodges turned out in full force to pay their deceased brother the last tribute of respect and the remains were taken to Pulaski Tuesday, and services were conducted by the above orders. He leaves a wife and one child and one sister Mrs. Jacob Lackey, of Mounds.

(James T. McClelland married Anna L. Aldred on 13 Oct 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Jacob Lackey married Nettie McClelland on 3 May 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Etherton, of Hot Springs, were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Etherton’s sister, Mrs. Holstenberg.

Mrs. Henry Hostenberg died at her home in Mounds, Thursday, Jan. 11, 1906, after a lingering illness from Bright’s disease. She was a very estimable woman and had many friends in the city. She returned from Hot Springs in the fall much improved in health, but soon began to fail and suffered a stroke of paralysis a few days before her death that hastened the end. She leaves an aged father, Mr. Corney, of this place, a husband, one sister, Mrs. E. Etherton and a daughter Miss Georgia Moore. The funeral was held Friday from Congregational church and was largely attended. Interment was made at Beechwood.

(Henry W. Holstenberg married Mrs. Ida C. Moore on 1 Oct 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

A sad message to Mr. and Mrs. Henry King and family Friday of last week was that of the death of their daughter, Emma (now Mrs. Cummins) of Gale, Mo. They brought her remains here (Pulaski) Saturday and took them to the home of her parents over night. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery on Sunday. The minister failing to arrive here, the funeral sermon will be at some future date. She leaves a father, mother, sisters, brothers, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death.

O. F. Lackey, J. A. Calvin, D. W. and F. M. Stringer were in Mounds last Monday arranging for the funeral of James T. McClellan, who died at his home at 7:40 a.m. of the same day. By kindness of Supt. Ewing of the I.C., they were permitted to bring the remains, family and friends up on train No. 2, allowing it to stop at Pulaski. Funeral and interment at Rose Hill Tuesday 1 o’clock, Rev. Karaker delivering the funeral sermon. Mr. McClellan was a member in good standing in Egypt Lodge No. 789 I. O. O. F. of Pulaski, Ill., who with the assistance of Brothers of other I. O. O. F. lodges was taken charge of and buried with the honors of the order. He moved to Mounds from Pulaski some seven years ago and entered the employ of the I. C. R. R. as car repairer—at the time of his death he had been promoted to the position of foreman of the car repairing force, and had the respect of all under him and of the railroad officials under which he served. He stood high in the estimation of all who knew him, and among the Odd Fellows none knew him but to love him. His funeral was a large one—over a passenger coach load from Mounds and many times more from the country surrounding Pulaski. He leaves a wife, little daughter, mother, several sisters, a brother and other relatives and a host of friends and the brothers of Egypt Lodge No. 789.

Card of Thanks.—We desire to express our most sincere thanks to the kind friends and Brothers who assisted us in our late sad bereavement.—Mrs. Laura McClellan, Sara McClellan, Mrs. Henry O. ____, Mrs. Ollie F. Lackey, Miss ___ McClellan, Frank McClellan, Memia McClellan Ellis, Mrs. Nett _____.

Friday, 26 Jan 1906:
Henry Taylor, a colored lad about 18 years of age, died Wednesday night of pneumonia.

The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. Blanneall who was seriously ill died Wednesday evening. Body interred at Beech Grove Cemetery Thursday.

Died—At the residence, 760 Leath Street, Memphis, Tenn., Friday evening, Jan. 12, 1906, at 11:45 o’clock Mary, wife of William Harty and mother of G. F. and J. T. Barry, Mrs. Maggie Smith, Miss Mamie Harty and Mrs. Bessie Polk, of Vicksburg, Miss., aged 69 years.

Mrs. Clark, colored, mother of Hardin Clark, died last Wednesday night. She was said to be 86 years of age and well respected.

Friday, 2 Feb 1906:
The body of a well-dressed woman was found floating in the Ohio River at Cairo last week Thursday afternoon. Much of her face and hair had decayed and fallen off. She has since been identified by her husband and sister as Mrs. J. O. Mangrum, of Nashville, Tenn. She left home in that city about a month ago for St. Louis or Chicago in the interest of the Y. W. C. A. having with her $1,200 in money and $1,500 in jewels, and had not been heard from since.

A colored man, whose name we failed to learn, was accidentally killed in Mounds Wednesday afternoon, while handling a shotgun.

An Old Citizen Gone.

Died, at the residence of his son-in-law, John Hogan, Cairo, Ill., on Thursday, Jan. 25, 1906, William Dewitt Clinton Dougherty, in his 78th year. Mr. Dougherty was one of the oldest citizens born in this county. His parents came to Illinois shortly after it was made a state and settled at America, which was then the county seat of Alexander County. William was born there March 21, 1828. His life was spent in this vicinity, and having little opportunity to attend school his education was gained from practical experience as a clerk and afterwards as proprietor of a general store. He was also engaged in saw milling a considerable part of the past forty years. He served as postmaster of this city under President James Buchanan. In connection with his brother Francis, who died in 1862, he bought lots at the laying out of Mound City in 1855, and built several houses upon them, all of which were destroyed in the great fire of ‘79. Mr. Dougherty was married in 1856 to Almena J. Bellews, and to them were born three daughters and one son—Ida M., now the wife of John Hogan, of Cairo; Minnie B., the wife of Hiram Draper, who died several years ago; Mary, the wife of H. W. Williamson, of Cairo; the son, William, died in infancy. Mr. Dougherty was a kind and indulgent father and friend to the needy, and generally beloved by all who knew him. The funeral took place last Saturday, and the remains were buried in Beechwood Cemetery.

(William D. C. Dougherty married Almena J. Bellows on 29 Nov 1855, in Alexander Co., Ill.  John Hogan married Ida May Dougherty on 5 Jun 1883, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Hiram E. Draper married Minnie B. Dougherty on 9 Mar 1880, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  H. A. Williamson married Mary Dougherty on 4 May 1881, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Terrific Crash Occurs When Only Two Men Are in Shaft.

A terrific explosion occurred at the Benton Coal Company’s mine in Benton. No one was in the mine the time, but two shot firers. One of them, Emmet E. Neal, received injuries from which he died later, and the other, J. E. McIntyre, narrowly escaped death. They happened to be near the airshaft in a secure nick in the wall, otherwise they would probably have been instantly killed. Although the mine is 640 feet deep, one of the cars was blown from the bottom of the shaft and lodged in the tipple timber. John Outhouse, who was oiling the fan on the top of the ground, was blown thirty feet away. The damage to the mine will amount to $10,000, it is believed.

Father and Son Guilty.

The most noted murder trial ever held in the county was concluded Saturday night at Golconda in the circuit court before Judge W. W. Duncan, it having occupied the entire week. William J. Cullom and Walter Cullom, father and son, were on trial for the killing of Roy Chamberlain, a neighbor boy, June 3 last. After being out six hours the jury returned a verdict of guilty, fixing their punishment at fourteen years each in the penitentiary.

(William J. Cullom married Elmira Baldwin on 16 Sep 1886, in Pope Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Francis M. Pickett, editor of the Harrisburg Register, aged 65 years, died suddenly at his home last week Thursday morning. He was a member of the First Kansas Infantry during the war and participated in some of the hard fought battles, and when the war closed was brevet major of the 47th Regiment of Colored U. S. Infantry.

John Wilson, a bachelor farmer, aged 63, of Buena Vista, Ind., died a few days ago and was buried in the coffin which he made for himself the last days of his life. Feeling that death was approaching rapidly, he called a carpenter to his aid and constructed the coffin from wood, which he had kept in his house forty years for the purpose. He then called in his neighbors and divided his money and farm among them, procuring a chart to show how he wished the land to be divided. Death came a few hours after he had finished his tasks.

Mrs. Nancy J. Metcalf died last week Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Gray in this city. Deceased was 63 years of age and lived at Yates Landing near Grand Chain, when at ___e. She was here visiting her daughter and family when she became sick and died. She had been a sufferer __ an abscess which terminated ___ly.

Mrs. Elizabeth Scruggs died at her home at Mt. Pleasant last Friday. Her death was caused by a cancer on the back of her hand. The cancer was removed several months ago. Rev. J. W. Hunsaker, of Anna, preached her funeral sermon, and she was laid to rest in Liberty Cemetery. She was widowed several years ago and leaves two sons and three daughters and a score of grandchildren. She was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, but had spent the latter years of her life in Pulaski County. She was seventy-eight years old and had been a consistent member of the Baptist church nearly all her life. (Curry)

(Her marker in Liberty Cemetery reads:  Elizabeth Scruggs Born Jan. 1, 1828, Died Jan. 24, 1906—Darrel Dexter)

The remains of Mrs. Nanie Metcalf, who died in Mound City on January 26th, were brought home on the steamer Dick Fowler, and buried in the family graveyard on the W. P. Copeland farm near Karnak Saturday. The funeral services were conducted by Robert Smith. Aunt Nannie was loved by everybody. (Curry)

Alvarian Mize born April 5, 1839, in North Carolina came to Illinois about 1842 settled on his farm near Ullin, Ill., moving to Pulaski about 26 years ago, died suddenly Friday morning, Jan. 26, 1906. Aged 68 years 5th day of next April. Funeral at his home at one o’clock Saturday and burial at the Old Home graveyard 2 ½ miles north of Pulaski. Rev. Balerby of the M. E. church preached the funeral. He had returned home the night before from Hale’s sanatorium at Anna, where he had gone the same day to see the doctor on account of his very poor health, had spent the night at home about as comfortably as he had of late. At 8:30 Friday morning he sat by the stove talking to his wife and all at once raised from his chair, making a step or two and went down, to rise no more. The end had come. Heart trouble was the cause of his sudden demise. Until late years he was a stalwart, able, hearty man, living an honest and industrious life, caring well for his family and friends to the end. But Al has lived this life and has gone to live the other, nevermore to return to this. (Pulaski)

(Alvarian Mize married Amanda H. Howett on 11 Oct 1863, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Solomon Long, colored, of Cairo, cousin to R. B. Long, of Pulaski, lost his 2-year-old child, and brought it up Saturday and buried it in the colored cemetery above Pulaski (Pulaski)

Friday, 9 Feb 1906:
Found Guilty on Murder Charge.

The jury in the Gillihan murder case at Carmi found a verdict against Gillihan, fixing his sentence at twenty-five years. Gillihan was tried for the murder of William Jones, an old farmer, who was killed for his money.
Mrs. Lee Allison died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hutchinson, in this city, on Tuesday.  Funeral services were conducted at the resident Wednesday afternoon.  A. J. Dougherty, officiating, in the absence of Rev. Littell.  The remains were taken to Barlow, Ky., for interment.
A young colored man named Johnson was accidentally killed in South Mounds last week Thursday.  He was hunting rabbits and climbed up on a car of lumber to get a better view.  He struck the hammer of the gun against a timber causing the cartridge to explode.  The muzzle of the gun was against his side and a frightful wound was made from the charge of shot.  He lived only a short time.
C. Lambert, the colored man who had his house and contents and a little boy burned up with it a couple of months ago, is having some trouble getting his insurance.  We notice the insurance companies will always write a big insurance on a poor man’s household goods, but they seldom want to pay it if he burns out.  They want the money all coming one way.
W. W. Atherton, born Dec. 28, 1871, died Feb. 5, 1906, at the age of 34 years.  Funeral and burial at Rose Hill Cemetery, Pulaski, Ill., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1906, Rev. Hunsaker officiating.  Deceased leaves a good, fond and loving father and mother and one sister and one little daughter besides other relatives and friends to mourn his death.  Webb said just before he died he was going to rest, told the minister his request was that he preach the funeral sermon from the passage of scripture, “If a man dies shall he live again?” and sing “Rock of Ages.”

(W. Wes Atherton, 23, son of W. N. Atherton and Sarah A. Stringer, married Clara Fredrich on 1 May 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 16 Feb 1906:
Death of Rev. A. J. Littell

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.—Rev. 14-13.

Rev. A. J. Littell, pastor of the M. E. church in Mound City for the past two and a half years, died of paralysis at his home last Saturday, Feb. 10, 1906, at 4 p.m., at the age of 56 years, and after an illness of perhaps 2 hours.  He never recovered consciousness after the first attack.  He leaves a widow, but no children.  Mrs. Littell has the sympathy of the entire community in her bereavement.  Few persons have lived in this community for two and a half years and become so generally respected, and in fact endeared to those among whom they labored, as did the deceased.

Rev. Littell was born in Corydon, Ind., June 25, 1849; received a common school education, and was educated for a physician at Louisville, Ky., and Keokuk, Iowa, and began practicing medicine at 22 years of age.  Twenty-three years later he entered the ministry, his first charge being at Hutsonville, where he remained four years; next at Murphysboro, where he remained five years; three years at Pinckneyville; four years at Vienna; one year at Marion; coming to Mound City from that place two and a half years ago.  He was married to Mrs. Rebecca M. Wright, the now surviving widow, at Corydon, Ind., in 1873.

The funeral, which was an unusually large one, took place at the M. E. church at 12:30 p.m. last Monday, and lasted one hour and a half.  Fully three hundred persons attended the services.  Presiding elder J. W. McNeile of this district conducted the exercises.  Seven ministers were reported present.  Rev. G. E. McCammon of Carbondale, Rev. Margraves of Vienna, Rev J. W. Flint, of Murphysboro, Rev. W. T. Morris, of Cairo, Rev. George Fidler, of Villa Ridge and I. A. Humberd (Congregationalist) of this city assisted in the service.  Rev. G. A. Beckett, presiding elder of the Centralia district, was the only relative of the deceased in attendance to the funeral.

The burial took place at Beech Grove Cemetery, and services were conducted by members of the Masonic order.  The funeral train, comprising two crowded cars, left here at 2:25 p.m.  The choir consisted of members from the Methodist and Congregational churches.  Presiding elder J. W. McNeile pronounced the benediction at the grave.

A large number of persons from other towns attended the funeral.

I wish, by this means, to express my most sincere gratitude for the sympathy and helpfulness extended me by the ministers and the members and friends of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the recent death and burial of my beloved husband, the Rev. Andrew J. Littell.  The floral tributes were beautifully expressive and greatly appreciated.
Mrs. Rev. M. Littell.
Rev. A. J. Little is said to have left his widow about two thousand dollars life insurance.
Mrs. Robert Fournie died at her home two miles east of Grand Chain Sunday morning about 8 o’clock after suffering several months with consumption.  She leaves a husband, three little children, a mother, one sister, four brothers, and a host of friends to mourn her loss.  The bereaved husband has the sympathy of the entire community.  The remains were laid to rest in the Grand Chain Cemetery Tuesday.
Cons Maden, colored father of Mrs. T. W. Westbrook, of Pulaski, died last Sunday and was buried in the colored cemetery on Monday.  He was an honorable old gentleman and had he lived till March 4th he would have been 100 years old.

Friday, 23 Feb 1906:
Walter Allen, (colored) who has been lingering with consumption so long passed away last Sunday and was buried in the colored cemetery north of Pulaski.  (Pulaski)
Mrs. Effie Elkins died at the home of her mother Monday morning, Feb. 19th, after suffering with that dread disease consumption for nearly a year.  Effie was one of those good-hearted persons that tried to be a friend to everyone and we don’t think she had an enemy. She was a faithful church worker and had been a member of the Christian church ever since she was about 15 years old.  She was conscious of her death and talked freely of dying.  She had saved some money from her labors and requested that a part of it go to home missions and a part to foreign missions of her church.  She had been a teacher of the young ladies class in Sunday school for a long time, and would come out and listen when she was not able to take part.  She will be missed very much in the church and Sunday school as well as in her home.  But blessed are those that die in the Lord.  She leaves a mother, two sisters, two brothers, and a host of friends to mourn her death.  Funeral services were held in the Christian church Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., after which the remains were laid to rest in the Grand Chain Cemetery.  (Grand Chain)

Friday, 2 Mar 1906:
Mrs. Mann, wife of an ex-Union soldier, who lives near Jeff Brown’s store on a farm, died Sunday last.  (Olmsted)
Grace May, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Farnsworth, wife of W. B. Thornton, was born May 12, 1884, and died Feb. 25, 1906, aged 21 years, 9 months and 13 days.  She leaves a father, mother, two brothers, husband and two little children and many relatives to mourn her departure.  The funeral was held last Tuesday afternoon at the Shiloh Church conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. H. Pennock

             (William Thornton married Grace Farnsworth on 5 Aug 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)



             Mrs. Arabella Davis was born Oct. 12, 1879, and died Feb. 18, 1906, at her home near Perks, Pulaski County, Ill., where she resided most of her life.  She was the mother of nine children (three boys and six girls) eight of whom are left to mourn the loss of a dear mother.  She also leaves a husband, two sisters and two brothers.  Sister Davis professed faith in Christ when she was young, and first united with the Baptist church at Bethany, Union County, Ill., afterwards she with a few others organized what is known as the Maple Grove Church at Perks, where she lived a faithful member and Christian until death.  The funeral services were conducted by elders Russell and Williams, Feb.20, at 10:00 a.m., after which her remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.  We can say of Sister Davis that her life was a life for Christ.  She was ever ready to do all she could for the cause of the upbuilding of her church.  She set an example that others may follow.

M. M. Williams, Pastor

             (Chalmes S. Davis married Arabella Smith on 3 Mar 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)



Friday, 9 Mar 1906:

Harry McGill, aged 54 years, and a former employee at the Metal Bound factory, died at his home in this city last week Wednesday, the result of a stroke of paralysis.  He had been a resident of this city about twenty years.  A wife and young daughter survive him.  Funeral was held at the Congregational church Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. Humberd, and burial took place in Beech Grove Cemetery.


Mrs. Mary Talley, colored, wife of Sol Talley, died at their home in this city, Feb. 24, 1906, at the age of 43 years.  Funeral took place at Baptist church, conducted by Rev. A. J. Donaldson.  Burial at Beech Grove Cemetery.


N. N. Koonce, a prominent and old time resident of Villa Ridge died Wednesday at his home.  He was 75 years of age and leaves a wife, three daughters and two sons.  The daughters are Mrs. G. B. Kelly, of Cairo; Mrs. Ida Helman, of Villa Ridge, and Mrs. Tower, of Mounds.  The two sons are L. H. Koonce, the Mounds liveryman, and Elmer Koonce, of Villa Ridge.


Otto Baershel was shot in Cairo last Friday night by Guy Smith, because he thought Baershal spoke to his wife on the street, died Monday night, and Smith is in jail to be tried for murder.  Before Smith gets out of this scrape he won’t be quite so particular who speaks to his wife.  Perhaps if it had not been for her he would never have shot the perhaps innocent man.  Any man who goes around quarreling with and shooting other men simply because they look at or speak to their wives, is a fool, and he will find it out some day to his sorrow.  The Bulletin says that Smith is about 27 years old, of medium build, but large boned and strong of frame.  His features are not regular, but give evidence of a weakness of character, which may break in uncontrollable passion.


The little 2-year-old girl of Mr. McBells (colored) who has been sick so long, died last night.  (Pulaski)


Zettie Aldred, the wife of Elmer J. Aldred, was born in Union County, Ill., Dec. 21, 1877.  Her parents were Aaron Barringer and Lucinda Barringer [nee Lackey].  She was reared near Mt. Pisgah, Union County, Ill., until her mother moved to a farm near Pulaski, Ill., when she was 12 year old.  She was married to Elmer J. Aldred in 1894, and to them a daughter (Mila) now 7 years old, was born.  They resided upon a farm until 1901, when they moved to Cairo, Ill., since which time her husband has held a position with the Halliday Mining Co.   Mrs. Aldred died of pneumonia, March 3, 1906, at their home in Cairo, and was buried at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug, March 4th.

             (Elmer J. Aldred married Zettie Barringer on 27 Jan 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Zettie was buried next to her parents in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, but the bottom part of her marker is buried and not visible.—Darrel Dexter)



Friday, 16 Mar 1906:

Judge Thomas Dead.

             Hon. Charles W. Thomas, of Belleville, who was nominated on March 1, at Cairo, as Republican candidate for supreme judge of Illinois, from his first district, died suddenly after an operation for blood clot in the head art a St. Louis hospital, Tuesday evening.  His wife and family had been called to congratulate him on his apparent recovery from the operation, which was performed Monday noon.  In the midst of these congratulations, Judge Thomas’ head fell back and he expired within five minutes. The body will be taken to Belleville, where the funeral will take place.

             Authority was given by the convention at Cairo to its executive committee to select an alternate candidate in case of disability or death of the chosen candidate, so that no confusion will result.  The nomination was given to Judge Thomas amid scenes of the wildest excitement on the 108th ballot.  It is presumed that the nomination will now go to Judge Vickers.

             (Charles W. Thomas married Rhoda E. Bissell on 31 Dec 1866, in St. Clair Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Mrs. Robert Welson, of Villa Ridge, one of the old and highly esteemed citizens of this county, is reported seriously ill at his home.  He is 74 years of age.


___ Bostian, stepson of Mrs. Bostian of this city, died at his home in Anna Saturday and was buried Sunday.  On account of illness, Mrs. Bostian was not able to go to his bedside.


Conrad Altenberger, one of Pulaski County’s pioneer settlers had an accident last Saturday night, which cost him his life.  After returning home from Grand Chain late, he went about his usual chores and feeding and, from some cause, received a kick from an old and trusty family horse, which resulted in his death Sunday eve.  Mr. Altenberger has been elected road commissioner a few days before.  In the death of Mr. Altenberger, this community has lost a good, honest, and upright citizen and the family a kind and loving father.  The family has the sympathy of all.  The remains were laid to rest in the Grand Chain Cemetery Monday evening.  (Grand Chain)


Frank Aldred, son of H. C. Aldred, who has been lingering with consumption so long, died last Tuesday eve.  Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery Wednesday 3 o’clock.  He leaves a wife and two children, father, sisters and brothers to mourn his loss.

             (H. C. Aldred married Elizabeth J. Lackey on 11 Nov 1870, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)



             Nicholas N. Koonce was born at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, Oct. 24, 1830, moved with his parents to Bond County, Ill., in the year 1842.  In the fall of 1865 he came with his family to southern Illinois where he resided until his death, March 7, 1906, at the age of 75 years, 4 months, and 11 days.  A respected citizen, neighbor and friend have gone from our midst. The people of Villa Ridge and vicinity earnestly sympathize with the wife and children in their sorrow.  Fifty-one years they had journeyed together as husband and wife.  Five children are living—Mrs. Kelly, of Cairo; Elmore Koonce and Mrs. Helmen, Villa Ridge; Mrs. Thomasson and L. H. Koonce, Mounds.  He was a kind husband and father, and was never more happy than when doing something to help another.  Always ready to help the sick and lend a hand in time of need.  The funeral service was held at the residence two and one half miles east of Villa Ridge, a large number of neighbors and friends being present.  The I. O. O. F. Lodge of Villa Ridge has charge of the service, Rev. A. R. Bosworth, pastor of the Congregational church at Villa Ridge, preaching the sermon.  Interment in Villa Ridge Cemetery.  Mrs. Koonce and children desire to hereby express their gratitude and thanks to neighbors and friends for kindnesses and help so freely given during the sickness and interment of Mr. Koonce.


             (G. B. Kelley married L. C. Koontz on 21 Oct 1874, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  M. L. Helman married Ida Koonce on 22 Jun 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)



Friday, 23 Mar 1906:
Miss Laura Terrell, colored, died of pneumonia Saturday and was buried at Olmstead Monday.

Friday, 30 Mar 1906:
A colored woman known as Mrs. J. Ingram died last Thursday in south Mounds.  She had some insurance in Huddson’s agency.  (Mounds)
The remains of Mrs. Johns Reed were brought here (Grand Chain) for burial last Thursday. Elder T. C. Gaunt conducted the funeral services at the Christian church.  Mrs. Reed was well known in Grand Chain, their former residence.  Only a few days ago her father was buried here.  She leaves a husband and several small children who have the sympathy of all.
Little Pernecie Jaimet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Jaimet, died Sunday morning after a very short spell of sickness.  The remains were laid to rest in the Grand Chain Cemetery Tuesday morning.  She will be missed by her playmates as a favorite and more so by her mother, who is a invalid.
Fatal Quarrel over Whiskey.

During a quarrel over the payment for a bottle of whisky, purchased jointly by them, a negro employee of the Big Four railroad was stabbed to death by an Italian, who surrendered.

Friday, 6 Apr 1906:
Shot Down in Saloon.

In a quarrel arising over a trivial matter, Solomon Hanley fatally shot Isaac Franks.  The two were in a saloon at Carmi, when Franks rushed at Hanley with a razor.  Hanley shot Franks as he advanced.
Cairo Argus April 2.

Michael J. Sheehan, a well known citizen of Cairo, died Sunday afternoon at 3:25 after illness of only three or four days, of pneumonia.  He was a man who enjoyed excellent health generally, and looked robust, like one destined to live to good old age.  He was taken with a chill in the office of M. J. Howley where he was employed, on Wednesday evening last, went home and to bed, and never arose from that bed of sickness.

Mr. Sheehan was fifty years old on the 22d of last month.  He was the son of a well-known citizen, John Sheehan.  He came with his parents to Cairo in 1859 and lived here continuously afterwards.
In 1880 he was married to Miss Ellen Cummings of Mound City, who was a sister of Mrs. Charles Curren, a leading citizen of Mound City.  Mrs. Sheehan died about six years ago.  The surviving children are Miss Mollie and John Sheehan

M. J. Sheehan was well educated for business pursuits.  His first occupation was as a deputy in county offices.  For the last twenty-five years he has been in the employ of his brother-in-law, M. J. Howley, as clerk, collector, etc.  He served a term as city treasurer.

The deceased was a very steady and reserved man.  He gave close attention to his business and devoted but little time to the ordinary social diversions.  While on good terms with everybody, he had very few intimate acquaintances.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, leaving residence 413 Eighth Street, for St. Patrick’s Church, at 8 o’clock in the morning.  The interment will be at Villa Ridge.

(Michael J. Sheehan married Ellen Cummings on 27 Jun 1880 in Alexander Co., Ill.  Michael Joseph Howley married Mary Ann Sheehan on 16 Jun 1872, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Charles F. Curren married Katie Cummings on 4 Sep 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  One marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Michael J. Sheehan Died April 1, 1906, Aged 50 Years.  Ellen Cummings wife of Michael J. Sheehan Born May 4, 1857 Died Jan. 16, 1900.—Darrel Dexter)
One of the worst wrecks that has happened on this end of the Big Four Railway happened last Sunday evening about one mile south of this city (Grand Chain).  Eleven cars were piled up in a heap, killing two men outright and breaking both legs of another who may not recover.  It is supposed that another man is yet to be found under the wreckage, which in being rapidly moved.  The victims of the disaster are one unknown man, who lived only a few hours after being dug out of the debris; James Powell of near Ledford, killed outright; Charles Powell both legs broken.  Cause of wreck unknown.

Friday, 13 Apr 1906:
The seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Norton of this city dropped dead Tuesday afternoon while playing in the yard.  He was their only child.  The remains were taken up the Big Four yesterday for burial.
Wash Hughes, brother of G. Hughes of this city, and a resident of this county in the ‘60s, died recently at his home in southern Missouri.
Infanticide Is Alleged.

Alie Swallows, of DuQuoin, was arrested at Benton by Constable C. E. Morgan on a charge of manslaughter.  She is alleged to have thrown a male infant in a well five weeks ago.  The body of the child was recovered.  She waived examination at a preliminary hearing and has been placed under an $800 bond for her appearance before the grand jury.
Funeral of Mrs. Lipe.

Mrs. Nancy A. Lipe, eldest daughter of Hugh McGee, one of the pioneer settlers of Pulaski County, and wife of F. D. Lipe, a former prominent ___ of Grand Chain Precinct, was buried in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery Monday afternoon.  Mrs. Lipe was a half sister to Mrs. H. M. Smith and Mrs. W. N. Moyers of Mound City, and Mrs. J. A. Evers of Massac County.

Funeral services were conducted by T. C. Gaunt, of Grand Chain, assisted by Rev. Murray, of Vienna.  A discourse of friends and relatives of the deceased were present to pay their tribute of respect top one who was universally recognized as a friend  ___ edy and a comforter of the dis___.  Among those who attended the funeral from Mound City were Mrs. Smith and granddaughter, W. N. Moyers, mother and daughter, Mrs. E. __, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Wehrenberg, Mrs. Dr. White___, Mrs. J. R. Weaver, Mrs. J. D. ____ and Mrs. Carrie Spence.

(William N. Moyers married Nellie McGee on 17 Aug 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  James A. T. Evers married Annie E. McGee on 11 Sep 1865, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The remains of Mrs. Frank Lipe a former resident of this place (Grand Chain), were brought here for burial Monday.  Funeral services were conducted by Elder T. C. Gaunt, at the Christian Church, Monday afternoon, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Grand Chain Cemetery, accompanied by a large crowd of friends and relatives.  Among those from Mound City who attended were Charles Wehrenberg and wife, Gip Hughes and lady, Mrs. H. M. Smith, William Moyers, and many others not known by the writer.
Lewis Mowery, of Wetaug, died at St. Mary’s Hospital April 1, after an operation for appendicitis.  The remains were taken to Wetaug Monday for interment.

(Lewis Edwin Mowery married Agnes Arlone Murphy on 25 Oct 1899, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:  Lewis E. Mowery Born Oct. 25, 1871 Died April 1, 1906.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 20 April 1906:
Death of Frank Stophlet.

Mr. Frank W. Stophlet, of Memphis, Tenn., a former resident merchant of Mound City, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Capoot, in this city, April 13, 1906, at the age of 47 years and 2 months, after an illness of some time.  He was born in Caledonia, Ill., in February 1859, and with his family moved to Memphis one year ago in hopes of benefiting his health.  But the change of climate did not agree with him and he returned here a few weeks ago.  He leaves a wife and eight children, also two sisters and one brother—Mrs. C. L. Otrich, of Anna, and Mrs. James Capoot and Mr. L. D. Stophlet, of Mound City.  The funeral took place Easter Sunday from the Capoot residence at 1 p.m., Rev. George Fidler officiating.  Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.

(Frank M. Stophlet married Maybelle Hawley on 23 Apr 1879, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  William T. Jaccard married Henrietta Stophlett on 25 Oct 1863, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  James Capoot married Mrs. Henrietta Jaccard on 11 Jun 1872, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
William Gooch, a blacksmith employed at the Williamson-Kuny mill, died at his home here last Saturday after a nine-day illness from pneumonia and remains were taken to Bardwell, Ky., Sunday evening.  He was about 36 years of age, a member of the M. W. lodge and leaves a wife and three small children.
Mrs. L. C. Ent and family, Mrs. Watt, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ent, Mrs. Lucy Hill, Mrs. Zonnie, Mr. and Mrs. Boyer, Mr. and Mrs. Gholson, Mrs. A. E. Ent and Charles Hessian, of Cairo, attended the funeral of F. W. Stophlet.
Aunt Sally Gordon, an old and highly esteemed colored woman residing in south part of town, was buried Tuesday.

Friday, 27 Apr 1906:
___ Davis, colored residing in north ___ of town, died Sunday night of ____.
____ Kennedy, aged 58 years, an employee at the Metal Bound factory, died at home in this city last Sunday.  He leaves a wife and four sons.  His remains were taken to Uniontown, Ky., for burial.
Word has been received here (Mounds) that Beecher Camp, son of Mrs. Camp of Commercial Hotel, died in Arkansas Wednesday of this week, from injuries received on Monday.
Mrs. Lizzie Dill, daughter of Mrs. Camp of the Commercial House, and who has been ill for several months, died last week at the hospital in Memphis, Tenn.  Her death was a very sad affair, and three little children and a husband are left to mourn her death in the morning of her life.
An old man named Zeb Haskel, who followed painting houses for a living, became intoxicated Thursday and attempted to board a freight train in the yards and was knocked down and run over, the car wheels passing over both legs mangling them fearfully.  Later Drs. Boswell and Winstead amputated them above the knees.  He recovered from the operation very nicely, but died suddenly Saturday evening never having fully recovered from the shock of the injury.  He had a daughter and a sister living in Detroit, Mich.

Friday, 4 May 1906:
Death of Robert Welson.

Robert Welson, a prominent resident of Villa Ridge for many years, died at his home there Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock after a long illness due to a tumor at the base of the brain, at the age of 74 years.  Mr. Welson is survived by his wife, his two daughters, Misses Flo and Emma Welson, and his son, John F. Welson, cashier of the First National Bank of this city.  Mr. Welson was a retired farmer and for years his family has been prominently identified with the affairs of Pulaski County.  They have relatives and many friends in this and adjoining counties who will sincerely regret the death of Mr. Welson.  Funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, from the home.

Friday, 11 May 1906:
Another man was found shot and killed on the outskirts of Cairo Sunday night.
__elia Lucile, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murphy, was born at Mound City, Ill., Feb. 7, 1906, and died May 4, aged 2 months and 28 days.  Funeral Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George Fidler.  Interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Robert Welson was born at Deresden, Germany, Feb. 28, 1832, and left home at the age of 16 years.  After springing a little time in England, he came to America, locating at New Albany, Ind., where he was married to Miss Margaret __ogle, April 20th, 1855. They came to Southern Illinois in 1857 and lived in Mound City until the year 1871, when the removed to Villa Ridge, where they lived until the time of his death.  After a protracted illness he passed away Wednesday, May 2, 1906, aged 74 years, __ months, and 4 days.  The tenderest and most efficient skill could no longer stay the messenger of death.  Mr. Welson lived a quiet and industrious life, respected by all who knew him.  Four children were born to them, three of whom are now living—Mr. John F. Welson, of Mound City and Misses Emma and Flo Welson, of Villa Ridge.  Fifty-one years as husband and wife they journeyed together.  ___ morning to them was bright.  The __ of this life had its clouds, but there ___ brightness, courage and hope with___ and now at even-time, it is light.  He has gone a little way on before.  ___se are left to cherish the fond memory of a devoted husband and father, ___aining awhile to comfort and held each other, a blessing to society and to their many friends.  The deceased was brought up in the Lutheran church and his early training he remained thus faithful unto the end.  Far removed from his childhood home and kindred,  he looked forward to a meeting in that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  The funeral was attended by a large number of friends and neighbors.  Among those from Cairo were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spencer, and Leo Kleb and sisters.  Mrs. W. H. ___erriock, Mr. and Mrs. Hefler, of Centralia.  Mrs. A. A. Facy, of Anna. Mr. W. P. Minnich, of St. Louis.  And also many relatives and friends from Mound City, Grand Chain and Vienna.  The funeral took place last ___day from the residence, conducted by Rev. A. R. Bosworth, pastor of the Congregational church.  Interment in Villa Ridge Cemetery.

(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Robert Welson 1832-1906.  Father.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 18 May 1906:
Death of Charles D. Huckleberry,.
Another of Mound City’s Prominent Citizens Passes Away.

“There’s nothing terrible in death;

‘Tis but to cast our robes away.
And sleep at night without a breath

To break a repose till day of day.”

Charles D. Huckleberry, one of Mound City’s prominent young business men, died at the family home in this city at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 1906, of cirrhosis of the liver, at the age of 36 years, 5 months and 3 days, after an illness of several years.

Mr. Huckleberry was born in Metropolis, Ill., and came to Mound City when about five years of age, where he has ever since resided.  After graduating from Mound City High School he accepted the position of assistant postmaster under Romeo Friganza, his stepfather.  His next position was that of bookkeeper for the T. P. Keefe stave company, and then with its successor the Peoria cooperage company.

After the burning of the cooperage company’s plant, some sixteen years ago, Mr. Huckleberry became timekeeper for the boat yards or marine ways and at the death of Capt. Taylor was promoted to manager and superintendent of the same, which position he continued to hold until death, he being in possession of his mental faculties until an hour or less before the final separation.  The deceased was a bachelor, and is survived by a fond mother, Mrs. Mary Friganza, brother Ira B. Huckleberry, sister Mrs. M. N. McCartney, of Vienna, and a half brother, Willis T. Friganza.  The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Congregational church, conducted by Rev. I. A. Humberd, pastor, and was largely attended.  Three passenger coaches heavily loaded with friends attended the burial at Beech Grove Cemetery, and amid solemn exercises conducted by members of K. of P. Lodge No. 197, the coffin and grave covered with most beautiful and fragrant flowers and there beneath a chestnut tree the mortal remains of “Charley Huckleberry” were laid to rest, while his spirit has gone to the God who gave it.

(Romeo Friganza married Mrs. Mary A. Huckleberry on 22 Sep 1878, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Marcus Neeley McCartney married Ida May Huckleberry on 29 Aug 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Carrie Jones, formerly of Mound City, died at her home in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday last.  The deceased was a daughter of the late Maj. T. A. Fitzpatrick, who for many years was in charge of the national cemetery.  The remains will be taken to the former home of the family in New York State for interment.
Castle Hall, Mound City Lodge No. 197, Knight of Pythias
Mound City Ill., May 11, 1906

Whereas, it has pleased the Almighty Ruler of the Universe to take from our midst our esteemed brother, Charles David Huckleberry, therefore be it

Resolved, by Mound City Lodge No. 197, Knights of Pythias, that by the death of Brother Huckleberry our lodge has been deprived of a valuable, true and loyal hearted Knight; that the community in which he circulated has lost a noble and benevolent citizen, and that the family has been deprived of a loving companion, and one that was true to every sacred tie that bound him to his family and mother.  That as a token of our estimation of his many virtues, our lodge charter be draped in mourning for thirty days, and that a copy of this resolution be sent to the family of our deceased brother, that a copy be spread upon the lodge records and that the same be published in the Pulaski Enterprise and Mound City Sun.
H. G. Carter,
E. P. Easterday,
J. R. Fullerton, Committee

Josephine Clemmons was born Aug. 16, 1852, and died in Mound City, May 10, 1906, aged 54 years, 9 months and 6 days. April 4, 1869, she was untied in marriage to Mr. Hugh Scott, to which union three children were born.  After Mr. Scott’s death, she lived a widow for some years and then was married to G. W. Lewis.  She leaves one daughter, husband and four grandchildren.  The funeral was held at the home Sunday morning May 13, Rev. George Fidler, officiating.  Interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.

(Hugh Scott married Josephine Clemens on 4 Apr 1869, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  George Lewis married Mrs. Josephine Scott on 4 Jul 1893, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Two Trainmen Killed in Wreck.

Chester—A southbound Cotton Belt freight train on the Illinois division of the Iron Mountain railway ran into a slide or sunken track south of Brownsburg, derailing the engine and five cars, killing Fireman C. V. Williams and Head Brakeman P. J. Hutton.  The engineer escaped by jumping into the lake.

Friday, 25 May 1906:
The late Charles D. Huckleberry is said to have left at his death $1000 life insurance and $1,500 in the bank to his mother, Mrs. Mary Friganza of this city.
Fatally Hurt by Buzz Saw

Alto Pass—William Hanley, aged 19, stepped against a buzz saw at the Larus Mill and was so badly injured that he died.
Mesdames W. A. Dougherty and E. W. McClelland were in Metropolis a couple of days last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Craig who died in Chicago on Wednesday.  The deceased had visited here quite often as the guest of Mrs. McClelland.

Friday, 1 Jun 1906:
The widow of the late W. H. Gooch, of this city, received last week $1,000 life insurance from the Modern Woodmen of America.  He died April 4 and because of his brief membership had paid into the order only $5.95, besides being cared for by the local campo during his illness.  And yet some people say that secret societies are no good.
The body of Leon. C. Mueller, of Cairo, drowned in the river at that place December 30 last, was found Tuesday where it went down.  A belt heavily loaded with cartridges, which he wore, is supposed to have kept the body from floating.
Louis Blum, the oldest dry goods and clothing merchant in this county, has been seriously ill at his home in Mound City the past week.  He is 72 years of age, a splendid citizen, and highly esteemed by all who know him.

Friday, 8 Jun 1906:
Daniel J. Britt was born February 19, 1835, and died at his home at Curry, May 29, 1906, at the age of 71 years, 3 months and 9 days.  He had been married three times, and leaves a wife and four sons (W. R. Britt by his first wife and Henry M., Grant, and G. W. Britt, by second wife) besides numerous other relatives and hosts of friends to mourn his death.  The funeral was preached by E. M. Bartley at Concord May 30 to a large congregation.  Daniel J. Britt was one of the old settlers of Pulaski County.  He came here during the late war and was once elected county assessor and treasurer.

(Daniel J. Britt married Amanda Wood on 17 Sep 1865, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  He married Mrs. Martha Reed on 21 Jul 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Nellie Hardy, a colored woman living in the lower part of town, was drowned in Cache River Thursday morning.  She had been to Mound City to Decoration Day exercises and upon returning late in the evening had crossed the river to spend the night. About 3 o’clock next morning she started home and while crossing the river with her companion the log rolled over throwing her into the river.  Her companion escaped by clinging to the log.—Ullin News

B. F. Holland, formerly of this place, died in Tennessee, last week.  It will be remembered that his son, who at one time was school janitor here, died last spring and his wife died last summer, after which Mr. Holland went to Tennessee.
Pulaski, Ill., June 4, 1906.

Whereas death has again invaded our lodge and removed from our midst our beloved brother, John C. Lefler, and

Whereas, we feel that our lodge and the community has sustained an irreparable loss, be it therefore

Resolved, that we the members of Egypt Lodge No. 789, I. O. O. F., of Pulaski, Ill., realizing that each of us will pass this way but once, and that w are sure to be and may soon become the same as he whose warm heart throbbed for others was but has now mouldered away and joined its kindred dust, bow submissively to the will of the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge above.  And be it further

Resolved, that our charter be draped in mourning for thirty days, and that a page of our record be dedicated to the memory of our deceased bother, and a copy of these resolutions be spread thereon, that a copy be sent to the bereaved widow, of the deceased, and that  copy be sent to the Pulaski Enterprise and top the Anna Talk for publication.
F. M. Stringer,
A. W. Lewis,
Hez. Reeves, Comm

(John C. Lefler married Generva C. E. Brown on 26 Sep 1888, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
George Ledbetter died at his home at New Hope a short time ago.  He suffered intensely for several weeks and was fully prepared to go to his eternal rest.

(George A. Ledbetter married Millie Goff on 30 Dec 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in New Hope Cemetery near Ullin reads:  George A. husband of Millie Ledbetter Born July 18, 1877 Died May 31, 1906, Aged 28 Years and 10 Months.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 15 Jun 1906:
Death of Mrs. O’Donnell.

Mrs. Mary J. O’Donnell, aged nearly 74 years, died at her home in this city, at 8 a.m., Monday, June 11, 1906, of heart failure, after a stroke of paralysis a few days before.  Mrs. O’Donnell was born in Louisville, Ky., August 18,1832, and came to Mound City in 1857.  Her husband was Patrick O’Donnell, a foreman at the shipyards here for twenty years prior to his death.  He cleared the trees from the lots and build the present home where it now stands and into which they first moved after marriage, and where both died.  Two sons now survive: S. H. O’Donnell of Memphis, Tenn., and Harry, who is employed in the government printing office in Washington, D.C., and two brothers and two sisters, viz:  James Capoot of this city, John Capoot, of Allendale, Ill., Mrs. F. Dismer, of Alliance, Neb., and Margaret Baxter, of Grand Tower, Ill., besides numerous other relatives residing near and far.

Mrs. O’Donnell was a very estimable woman, and scores of people all over this city will always remember her with kindest regards.  The funeral was held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. Rev. W. Baker officiating.  Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.  All members of the family above named, as also Mrs. S. H. O’Donnell and several grandchildren of the deceased, were present at the funeral and interment.

(Patrick O’Donald married Mary Jane Capoot on 2 May 1857, in Massac Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter) 

A cloud of gloom overshadowed Mounds, when Flora Titus, daughter of John and Ella Titus, died from congestion of the lungs, on Saturday morning, June 9th, 1906, at 9:30.  She was in good health upon retiring Friday night and it was not known that she was sick until her mother went to her room about 7 o’clock Saturday morning.  Medical aid was called at once and everything that could be done for her relief was tried, but without avail.  The funeral was held Monday morning, June 12, at the home on Spencer Heights.  Rev. Mr. Bosworth of Villa Ridge, made the address; Mrs. Rife, of Villa Ridge sang “Lead Kindly Light.”  The Mounds choir furnished the other music.  The floral tributes were among they most beautiful ever placed in our cemetery.  Four young ladies walked on either side of the hearse to the cemetery, followed by Flora’s schoolmates and teacher, Mr. George Trammel.  She leaves a mother and father, five brothers, Henry, Clyde, Spencer, Seth and Raymond, a sister, Mrs. Frank Goza, a number of relatives and a multitude of friends to mourn her death.  By her death Mounds loses one of its most promising young ladies.  But what has been our loss, is Flo’s gain.  She was born January 24, 1891.  united with the Mounds Congregational church a year ago last September, thus commencing the work of her Saviour in early life.  Let us each follow her example and “Set thine house in order; for thou did and not live.” Isa. 38.1

(John W. Titus married Ella Spencer on 20 Apr 1881, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Miss Ethel Pollard, daughter of G. R. Pollard and niece of Rev. D. Parrish and wife, died Friday evening June 8, 1906.  She had been sick since November 21 last.  The funeral was attended to by Rev. G. W. Benton, Saturday, June 9th, at 3 p.m.  She was 16 years and 9 months old.  Thanks are hereby extended to many friends for their kindness to the deceased during her illness.

(G. R. Pollard married Ida Jones on 16 Oct 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.
The sudden death of Miss Flora Titus was a shock to everyone. She was a lovely girl and will be greatly missed by her associates.  (Villa Ridge)
Card of Thanks.—We desire to express our most earnest gratitude and thanks to the public and to all who so kindly gave their help and sympathy to us in the death of our loved one.
John W. Titus and family
The body of an unknown man about thirty years of age was found dead last week in the creek just south of town (Mounds) and near the railroad culvert.  There was a long gash in his forehead and face and another in the back of his head.  There was nothing upon the body to identify him.  The remains were brought to the undertakers here in the morning and that night buried in a pine box.  He was a supposed tramp.
Marie, the three-year-old daughter of H. E. and Lola Nelms, of Ullin, died there Sunday morning and was brought to Liberty Cemetery Monday for interment.

(Her marker in Liberty Cemetery reads:  Marie daughter of H. E. & W. Nelms Born Oct. 5, 1903 Died June 10, 1906.—Darrel Dexter)
Dead Body Found in Creek.

Mounds—The body of an unidentified young man, about 21 years old, was found in a creek with the head badly mashed and cut.

Friday, 22 Jun 1906:

We wish to extend our most heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted in the recent illness and death of our mother and sister, Mrs. M. J. O’Donnell.  Such courtesies extend in the hours of grief is what helps to lighten the burdens along the journey of life.
Members of the family.
Mrs. George Seevers, a widow lady who lived on Bell’s farm, south of town, died Sunday.  She leaves several children.  (Wetaug)

Friday, 29 Jun 1906:
Two Men Murdered at Ullin.
A. S. Kennedy, an Old Resident, Found Dead—J. D. Duvall Shot in Saloon.

A. S. Kennedy, who had charge of the charcoal and chemical plant at Ullin, was murdered and robbed last Thursday evening.  While returning to and near his home, someone slipped up behind and struck him with a blunt instrument and then robbed him of his watch and about $30.  He was found about 9 o’clock that night by members of his family.  He was unconscious and remained so until his death at 6 o’clock the following morning.  Five negroes who had been in Ullin, but left the night of the killing, were arrested at Cypress and brought back to Ullin next day, but were removed late the same night to the county jail in this city for safe keeping.  The names are Moore, Shape, Hicks, Butler and Fisher.  Mr. Kennedy came to Ullin from Dexter, Mo., and leaves a wife and nine children.

Joe C. Duvall and Willis Parks of Ullin met in one of the town saloons Friday evening.  Parks was drunk and had an old short-barreled gun with him, which he flourished around awhile and then for some foolish reason fired the load of shot into Duvall’s stomach.  As Duvall’s stomach was not of the shot digestive kind, he was taken to the hospital in Cairo on the first train, and there died the next afternoon.  He leaves a wife and two children.  Parks is now in jail here to be tried for murder—but whisky did it all.
Carl Reinhold Emil Gustafson was born in Nassjjo Sweden, Nov. 29, 1870, and came to this city Sept. 23, 1887.  He had worked on the rivers for some time and through exposure he contracted a severe cold, which terminated into consumption.  He lingered for several weeks and died Monday, June 25, 1906.  Aged 36 years, 7 months and 26 days.  He married Miss Mattie Rodgers, Sept,. 25, 1892.  To this union were five children.  When an infant he was baptized and untied with the Lutheran church and lived a member of that church until death.  He leaves a wife, five children and other relatives to mourn his death.  The funeral was held and conducted by Rev. George Fidler at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers on North High Street, Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.  Interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.
___ was just received by R. H. ____ of the death of his aunt, Mrs. ____ Augur, which occurred last ___y at Ludlow, Ky.  Some few will remember her visits here with her ____ Mrs. Robert P. Hawley several ____.
Martha Endicott, wife of George W. Endicott, was born in Wayne County, Ill., April 9th, 1841, died at her home three miles east of Villa Ridge, June 23, 1906, aged 65 years, 2 months and 14 days.  Forty years they lived happily together.  Ten children were born to them, six of whom are now living.  These with the husband and father are left to mourn the loss of an affectionate wife and a loving and devoted mother.  Mr. and Mrs. Endicott were among the early settlers in this part of the country.  For thirty-nine years they had lived on the place, which their careful industry had beautified and made comfortable.  She was, perhaps, not widely known, because her home was her castle.  And to her home and loved ones she gave her life’s best gifts.  The neighbors and friends extend their sympathy, not as a form, but with the warmest regards for the bereaved husband and children.  Funeral was at the residence conducted by Rev. A. R. Bosworth.  Interment in Villa Ridge Cemetery.  She leaves three brothers and two sisters, none of whom could be present—N. W. Galbraith and Alfred Galbraith, Jacksonville, Wayne County, Illinois, James H. Galbraith, Carthage, Mo., Mrs. Lindia Clark, Jacksonville, Ill., and Mrs. Henry Wheeler, Springfield, Ill.

(William C. Clark married Malinda J. Galbraith on 14 Jun 1891, in Wayne Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


We hereby wish to express our sincere gratitude to our friends for their kindness during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother.
George W. Endicott and family.
Chester Business Man Dies.

Chester—Clement Jallon, a prominent businessman of this city, passed away at his home, after a short illness at the age of 33 years.

Friday, 6 Jul 1906:
A man riding tramp fashion in a Big Four coal car loaded with scrap iron was killed last Saturday evening at America, by the sudden stoppage of the train.  The man’s head was crushed to a jelly.  A negro who was riding in the car with him reported the accident to the trainmen, who brought the car to this city and placed it with the dead body on the sidetrack, and a short time later the body was taken to the city hall where an inquest was held.  The man had in his possession a bundle of clothes, $1.65 in money, and a woman’s picture, which was recognized as being the likeness of a woman living at Metropolis.  Nothing more was found to identify the man but that he was a painter and was on his way to Mounds.  The negro states that he boarded the train at Grayville.  Inquiry at that place revealed the fact that the stranger’s name was Mr. Everton.
Steve Wade’s little girl, about two years old, died Sunday of malarial fever and rheumatism.  (Mounds)

             (Stephen Wade married Mrs. Anna Stanley on 26 Dec 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 13 Jul 1906:
Was Not to Blame
(Cairo Bulletin of Sunday)

Judge Butler held court at Mound City yesterday to hear an application for a write of habeas corpus in the case of the Ullin man who shot another in a saloon of that place some time ago, the wounded man dying in the hospital here.  The evidence presented to Judge Butler proved that the prisoner was blameless.  He was guard at jail where five men were imprisoned, suspected of a brutal assault upon another citizen.  He had a shotgun and the wounded man came up to him and taking the gun playfully by the muzzle said, “I’m not afraid of a dozen like that,” or words to that effect, at the same time giving the weapon a jerk.  The gun was discharged and the man was fatally wounded through no intent or effort of the accused.  The prisoner was therefore discharged.

Friday, 20 Jul 1906:
Sleeping Man Caught in Wreck.

Harrisburg—W. H. Wheeler, of Louisville, was crushed to death and James Thompson, Norris City, was probably fatally injured in a car of lumber, which was wrecked here.  The men were in charge of the commissary department of the Big Four construction gang here, and were sleeping in the car on a sidetrack.

Friday, 27 Jul 1906:
Death of Aged People

McLeansboro—Alfred Broden, 87.
Ended Life With a Bullet.

Norris City—Wright Harrawood, aged 21, committed suicide by shooting, at his home near here.
R. L. Britton and nephew Willie were called to St. Louis last week by the serious illness of the latter’s mother, who died Sunday. (Pulaski)
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Galbraith died at their country home east of Villa Ridge on Friday the 20th inst.  The baby was an exceedingly bright little fellow and died very suddenly. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
A colored man by the name of Granville Bell was killed in North Mounds by an I. C. train.  It is supposed he was asleep on the track.  He was discovered early Sunday morning and buried in Howard Cemetery Sunday afternoon.  (Mounds)

Friday, 3 Aug 1906:
Homer Harris Killed
At Ullin Saturday Night by a Negro Man.

Homer Harris, of this city, aged 25 years, a brother of N. M. Harris, the jeweler, was shot and killed Saturday night last by a negro man named Travis, at a picnic and barbecue celebration on the outskirts of Ullin, which place has become quite noted of late for tragedies of this character.  A crowd of one thousand or more persons, mostly black, were present, and Harris had a merry-go-round there in full operation upon which Travis took a seat and began to ride, but refused to pay the fare of five cents.  Because of this, Harris stopped his machine and put Travis off.  This resulted in some words and blows between the parties.  Harris finally knocking Travis down with a club.  Travis then went to some of his colored friends nearby and secured from William McDaniel, who is now in jail here for the offense, a loaded revolver, and returning, fired five shots at Harris, three of which struck him in a vital part of the body, causing sudden if not instant death.  Travis and his friends then ran out of the crowd and disappeared in the darkness and the murderer is still at large, notwithstanding the efforts of officers to prevent his escape.  The body of the murdered man was brought to Mounds and the home of his brother in that city, W. B. Harris, the same night, and Monday afternoon attended by a large number of friends from both cities was buried in the National Cemetery here, Rev. Humberd conducting the services.  Mrs. Harris was with her husband at the time of the tragedy.

The deceased was a good soldier in the Spanish-American War, and in the Philippines participated in several battles.  He has been a resident of Mound City for three years past.

(His marker in Section F Grave 4780A in Mound City National Cemetery reads:  H. A. Harris Pvt. U. S. Army Died July 28, 1906.—Darrel Dexter)
Silas J. Moore, one of the old and highly esteemed residents of the town of Pulaski, this county, had a severe stroke of paralysis at his home last Saturday night, and at last reports was a very sick man.
Mrs. Frank Capoot, of this city, died at home of her father-in-law, James Capoot, Tuesday of this week, at the age of 33 years, 4 months and 27 days.  The cause of her death was Bright’s disease and heart trouble.  Her maiden name was Willie May Carter, and she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Carter, and was born at Vienna.  She leaves a husband and three small children, besides one brother, sister and three half sisters.  Funeral was held Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George Fidler.  Burial in Beech Grove Cemetery.

(Frank W. Capoot married Mary Carter on 8 May 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Accidentally Killed.

Bert Ralph (colored), of this city, accidentally shot himself Saturday afternoon.  He was returning from picking blackberries and rode in on a wagon until they arrived near the Catholic church, when in getting out, the gun was accidentally discharged while in his hands, the shot entering his breast and causing instant death.  The deceased was a young man of reputed good and industrious habits.  The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended.
Mrs. J. R. Evers, Miss Don Evers and Mrs. Tom Poulson, of Belknap, attended the funeral of Mrs. Frank Capoot Thursday.
A half-witted negro, who assaulted a white young woman at Mayfield, Ky., a few days ago, was brought from Louisville to the scene of this crime Tuesday afternoon; a jury was impaneled and his trial began when he admitted his crime.  The judge at once pronounced the sentence of immediate death upon him.  He was taken to an already prepared gallows and in 55 minutes from the beginning of the trial he was dead and in his coffin.  A negro neighbor of the woman found her in the woods and took her home and then reported the facts to the police officers.  Ten thousand persons were present at the execution.
__rel, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Albright, of Olmsted, departed this life at 1 o’clock Friday morning, July 27, 1906, aged 1 year, 11 months and 9 days, from summer complaint.  The little body was laid to rest in county line cemetery near Creal Springs.
Mrs. E. G. Britton returned from Bone Gap, where she attended the funeral of Mrs. Joe Britton, her sister-in-law.  (Mounds)
One of the parties implicated in the murder of Harris at Ullin was brought here (Mounds) Monday night en route to Mound City jail.  Everything was quiet and orderly.  The rumor of mob violence was erroneous, in fact, there is no indication of race war at Mounds and our people both black and white, are a unit for law and order, based on the great principle of justice to all.
A young man named Heunen of near Olmsted was buried at the cemetery here (Wetaug) Sunday.  His death resulted from blood poisoning caused by stepping on a rusty nail.
The oldest son of Thomas Barker of Perks died Tuesday morning of dropsy.  He was aged about 19 years.
McDonald of Perks, who furnished the pistol to Harris at Ullin was considered a pretty good negro.  It is time men were learning that to furnish guns for murder is no light offense.  Eli Bugg was hanged for that offense.
The first question asked of a morning now is, “Who was killed at Ullin last night.”  Murders are becoming so common there that they inspire that question now to satisfy the ordinary citizen’s curiosity.
Mrs. E. F. Grisel, living three miles west of town (Ullin), died at her home last week of tuberculosis.
Lorenzo G. Spence.

Anna—Lorenzo G. Spence, aged 63, died in this city.  He was a member of Company C, Eighteenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War and in the Battle of Fort Donelson was one of the 15 survivors of the entire company, the balance being killed in the action.  He was said to be the youngest of the regiment and was wounded at Shiloh and Fort Donelson.  He leaves a family of five daughters and was buried with the honors of the Grand Army of the republic.

(Lorenzo G. Spence married Susan Morris on 31 May 1868, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:  L. G. Spence Died July 27, 1906 Aged 63 Yrs., 5 Mos., & 21 Ds. Corpl. Co. I, 18th Ill. Inf.—Darrel Dexter)
Shot Herself with Lover’s Revolver.

Herrin—Miss Delia Miles, aged 22, of Grand Tower, committed suicide in the ballpark here.  She arrived in the morning and was met at the train by Dan Gustena, of Grand Tower.  They went to the park and, unable to persuade him to return to Grand Tower, she took his revolver and shot herself.
Woman Kills Herself.

Belleville—Mrs. Flora Haege, aged 23, wife of John Haege, died from carbolic acid poisoning.  Ill health is ascribed as the cause.

Friday, 10 Aug 1906:
Another Killing at Holloway’s

Holloway’s Landing, on “the old Kentucky shore,” opposite this city, had a fish fry and barbecue last Saturday afternoon and a killing scrape at night.  And it was none of their negro affairs either, where several are caught and lynched, but a high-toned chivalrous doings of white folks, where the coroner fails to render a verdict, and the affairs is soon hushed up.  The picnic grounds were located back of the store a short distance, and the young man shot and beaten is said to have been an innocent stranger attending the celebration, by the name of Price.  For some unknown reason a man by the name of Miller was stabbed in the neck, and then the shooting began.  The shooters soon escaped into the woods and darkness, and report says have not been captured.  The coroner and jury held an inquest, but rendered no verdict.  Several parties from this city attended the barbecue, and when the shooting began were so badly scared they came near jumping into the river, one man even hiding in a headless beer keg.
Uncle Joe Stegala, the perhaps best known hotel, restaurant and saloon man in Cairo, died at his home in that city last Tuesday noon.  Gangrene set in one of his legs some time ago and the doctors took off the leg near the hip in hopes of saving his life, but it wouldn’t save him.

(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Joseph Steagala Born Feb. 13, 1839 Died Aug. 7, 1906.—Darrel Dexter)
Henry Williamson, a former negro resident of this city, was shot and killed at the farm home of another named Clem Armstrong, near the Half-Way House last Sunday night.  Williamson is charged with being too intimate with Clem’s wife, and came to the house drunk and to make trouble.  The jury rendered a verdict of justifiable killing.  The woman, the perhaps cause of all the trouble, is still alive and happy.
Silas J. Moore, long a leading citizen of Pulaski County, died at his home near Pulaski station yesterday morning at 4 o’clock of paralysis.  He was stricken last week and was paralyzed to an extent that rendered him speechless.  He was unable to utter a word afterwards and steadily his condition worsened until his death.  Mr. Moore was a very active, energetic man, enjoying good health until the final stroke caused his death.  In age he was in the middle seventies.  Forty years ago and a few years later he was station agent of the Illinois Central R. R. at Pulaski, and was noted for efficiency in the position.  He became interested in lands and trade, accumulated property steadily and withdrew from the railroad service.  He acquired a fine estate, as the inventory of it will show.  He took much interest in public affairs, was a Democrat in politics and at various times was the nominee of his party for sheriff and other county offices.  He was a man of strictest integrity, his word being as good as his bond.  He leaves a family consisting of his widow, five sons and two daughters.  His church affiliations, if he had any, are unknown to the writer.  He belonged to the Masonic fraternity.—Cairo Argus.
Capt. John T. McBride.

Chester—Capt. John T. McBride, prominent in Randolph County politics for over a third of a century, died at his home here at the age of 68.  He served three terms as county clerk, two terms as sheriff, one term as assessor and treasurer, one term in the state legislature, and one term as mayor of Chester.  He was also president of the Randolph County Old Settlers’ Association.
Mrs. Julia Ann Luckey died on August 1st, at the home of her son, Sidney Luckey, west of town (Mounds).  Mrs. Luckey was 104 years old and the mother of twenty children.  Her baby, Sidney, with whom she lived, is 48 years old and stands six feet ten and one half inches in his sock feet.  Sidney Luckey is one of the most intelligent and substantial colored farmers in Pulaski County.
Miss Annie L. Roach, born June 14, 1882, died at the state asylum in Lincoln, Aug. 5, 1906.  (Grand Chain)
Harry Rouse, a brother of Mrs. Gus Reichert and who has made his home there for some time, died Thursday at 8 p.m. after a short illness of pneumonia.  He was buried Saturday at 10 o’clock a.m. in the Masonic cemetery.  Funeral services were conducted by T. C. Gaunt.  (Grand Chain)

(August Reichert married Louisa Rauth on 1 Sep 1881, in St. Clair Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The negro who killed Harris at Ullin is supposed to be in hiding between here (Wetaug) and Perks.  In these bottoms are some almost impenetrable thickets of briars and bushes that makes hiding easy and at this time of year a man can sleep on the ground in day time, secure from observation and forage at night for food and his capture will only be by accident.

Several from town went on a manhunt Monday night in the bottoms near Perks.  They had the excitement of shooting ten times at a negro at close range and of letting him get away, laughing at their poor marksmanship.
The funeral of Mr. S. J. Moore, an old and respected resident of Pulaski County, was held at the town of Pulaski last Tuesday afternoon.  Interment in Villa Ridge Cemetery. 

Friday, 17 Aug 1906:
Three Reported Dead.

The tragedy at Holloway Landing, Ky., of which details were given in this paper last week, seems to have been more bloody than was supposed from the details obtainable at the time.  Three men are said to be dead as a result of affrays had at the barbecue and dance that night, and more are likely to become embroiled almost any day or night.  In fact, it begins to look as though Breathitt County may yet have to hand over the old belt to old Ballard.  A correspondent writing from the county to the Cairo Bulletin says:  “We think it is about time that these ‘moonlights’ should have a quietus, as they are getting to be a disgrace to our county.  They are a stench to the nostrils of all good and quiet peopled.  The worst elements of our county congregate at these moonlights.  There you will find the bootlegger, the gambler, and all classes of society who prefer darkness to light.  Young man, should you chance to read this, take the advice of one who has seen all the ups and downs of life, especially the downs, keep away from these moonlights.  It will not add anything to your credentials when you meet St. Peter at the pearly gate, and it may save your parents many tears.  Young man, stay away.”
The latest advices from the Holloway Landing killing scrape are that the grand jury has been in session over there this week, and several witnesses from Mound City were present at the time of the shooting were subpoenaed to testify in the matter, as well as nearly everybody in the Kentucky neighborhood.  Ben Walden, a notorious character in these parts, is the reputed perpetrator of the crime, and has left for unknown parts.  A reward of $200 is offered by the county for his capture.  The  people of that county say they are going to put a stop to such doings.
Member of Nineteen Societies Dead.

Cairo—Joseph Steagala, popularly called “Uncle Joe,” is dead.  He was the proprietor of two saloons and a hotel and belonged to 19 secret societies.
Obituary of S. J. Moore.

Silas J. Moore, late of Pulaski, Illinois, was born in Iredell County, North Carolina, June 3, 1836, and died at his home in Pulaski, Ill., of paralysis, Aug. 3, 1906, at the age of 70 years and two months.  The deceased was the son of a North Carolina planter, was reared upon the farm and educated in the common schools.  In 1851 he emigrated to Union County, Illinois, and engaged in farming.  He was for three years the I. C. R. R. agent at Makanda and was later transferred to Mound City Junction, where he officiated as agent and operator for the company.  In 1865 he went to the Ozark mountains of Missouri for his health and returning two years later to Pulaski County, engaged in the railroad tie trade for Porterfield Bros., who were then furnishing the I. C. R. R.  Mr. Moore engaged in sawmill business a year, then resumed his former avocation as operator, locating later at Pulaski, where he remained ten years.  For the past twenty years he has been giving his attention to his 320-acre farm, and timber business and stock raising.  In 1861 he married Miss Martha A. Ardery, who died the next year.  In 1865, he married a second time, Miss Cynthia A. Littlejohn, who bore him five sons and two daughters, all of whom are now living—Mrs. Ida Sewell, of Lewistown, Idaho, Mrs. Ada Oliver, of Pulaski, William A. Moore, of Tupelo, Miss., Frank Moore, of Hickman, Ky., John Moore, Burd R. Moore, and Harry H. Moore, all of Pulaski.  The deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Pulaski, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1906, conducted by Rev. M. L. Millikan, of Murphysboro.  Remains were buried in Villa Ridge Cemetery.

(Silas J. Moore married Martha A. Ardery on 5 Oct 1862, in Union Co., Ill.   His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Silas J. Moore Born June 3, 1836 Died Aug. 3, 1906.—Darrel Dexter)
__aleen, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thorpe of this city, died at their home last Friday and was buried in the Catholic cemetery near Mounds on Saturday.
Little Cena Mahoney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mahoney, died at their home in the Mounds Sunday morning and was buried Monday afternoon in the new Beechgrove Cemetery.
             (John Mahoney married Corda Welton on 6 Feb 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter


Friday, 24 Aug 1906:
A little child of Alice May Gardner’s died Monday morning from spasms caused by whooping cough.  (Wetaug)
Died, at her home in Ullin, Ill., Mrs. Azoleen Coleman, wife of A. M. Coleman, aged 36 years.  She leaves a mourning husband and three children.

(Melvin Coleman married Azlee Cox on 22 Jul 1888, in Union Co., Ill.  Her marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:  Azalea wife of M. A. Coleman Died Aug. 13, 1906, Aged 35 Yrs., 11 Mos., & 27 Ds.
Mrs. Harry Ward died at her home on the Ridge Saturday and was buried at Ohio Cemetery Sunday.  Services were conducted by Rev. Walter Reese of Belknap.  (Grand Chain)
John Floyd Jaimet, the youngest son of George H. and Mollie Jaimet, died on Friday, Aug. 17, after a lingering illness of fifty days and was buried Saturday.  Services were conducted at the Christian church by T. C. Gaunt and the little remains were laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery.  Floyd had many friends and the parents and grandmother have the sympathy of the entire community.

We take this method of expressing our thanks to the neighbors and friends who rendered us so much assistance in the last illness of our dear baby, Floyd.
G. H. Jaimet,
Mollie Jaimet,
Mrs. L. C. Merchant.
Mrs. Sarah Galbraith, of Grand Chain, was taken quite sick soon after the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Minnich.  She is now with her sister here (Villa Ridge), Mrs. P. L. Miller, but expects to be able to return home in a few days.
The funeral of Mrs. Marth Minnich of St. Louis, a former well known and highly esteemed resident of Villa Ridge occurred at the cemetery here (Villa Ridge) Thursday of last week.  She was seventy-eight years old.
Wanted Dead or Alive.

Carterville—A reward of $1,500 has been offered for the capture, dead or alive, of John Drew, the negro who killed one negro and two white men and shot another near Zeigler.
City Marshal Stabbed.

McLeansboro—City Marshal John L. Sneed was probably fatally stabbed, it is charged, by Walter Gully, whose brother, William, was being arrested by the marshal.

Friday, 31 Aug 1906:
Death of Charles C. Keeler.

Charles C. Keeler, a well known and highly esteemed resident of Mound City, died at his home here Friday, August 24, 1906, at the age of 40 years, 8 months and 19 days and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Mounds, August 26th.  Mr. Keeler was born in McGregory, Iowa, and came to Mound City in 1889, and since then up to the time of his death was a steamboat pilot by occupation.  He was pilot master and owner of the steam tug O. F. Keeler.  A lingering illness during the past year kept him much of the time from active duties.  He was one of the progressive young men of the city, believed in a good future for Mound City, and was always active in secure industries that would help the city in growth and thrift.  A wife and one only child of tender years preceded him by a few years to the great beyond.  A father, mother, sister and two brothers, all residents of Mound City, are the survivors of the family.
Gov. Deneen on Tuesday issued a reward notice for the capture of the negro who killed homer Harris at Ullin a few weeks ago.
Mrs. Brown, a colored woman of Cairo, whose husband rents a small farm near George Bride’s place one mile northeast of Villa Ridge, died last Friday afternoon at their farm home of supposed sunstroke.  She was engaged in picking beans in the cornfield when taken and died in an hour and a half.  Cases of this kind are very rare in this locality.
Carbondale Free Press:  “The vacancy in the faculty of the Southern Illinois Normal University of this city caused by the death of Prof. Jacob Taylor Ellis, has been filled in the election to that position of George Doritt Wham, for several years past superintendent of the schools of Olney.  This position on the faculty is known as associate in the department of pedagogy and practice.”
Mrs. H. R. Pierce, colored, aged 45 years, a member of the “Household of Ruth,” died at her home in this city this week after two years illness and was buried Wednesday.  Her husband is a fireman at the Metal Bound.
Mrs. R. M. Fulkerson was called to the bedside of her brother-in-law, Mr. N. E. Randolph, at Golconda, who is not expected to live.  (Mounds)
D. H. Weldy received a communication from the war department at Washington, D.C., on the 24th of August, notifying him of the death of his son, Robert De Van Weldy, who was sergeant in Company K, 4th Cavalry, stationed in the Philippine Islands.  The sergeant probably died of cholera.  The body will be brought to the United States and be buried in some national cemetery in California.  The highest compliment that could be paid to him, is that the father and mother have sacrificed a noble son to a patriotic cause.

(His marker in Section ES Grave 622 in San Francisco National Cemetery reads:  Robert D. Weldy Sgt. U. S. Army Spanish American War Died Aug. 5, 1906.—Darrel Dexter)
The funeral of Hiram Wright’s baby will be preached at Mt. Zion Church next Sunday at 11 a.m.
             (Hiram Wright married Polly A. B. B. Davis on 25 Aug 1895, in Union Co., Ill.  One marker in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dongola reads:  William McKinley Wright Born July 8, 1898 Died Nov. 4, 1906.  Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.—Darrel Dexter


Friday, 7 Sep 1906:
The wife of James A. Scruggs, residing east of Ullin, died at their home August 24th.  She had been in poor health for several months, and for the last six months had been confined to her bed.  She was 41 years of age.

(James Scruggs married Mrs. Julie Curry on 20 Jul 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  George B. Curry married Julia A. Hoopaw on 28 Dec 1884, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  A marker in Concord Cemetery reads:  Julia E. wife of George Curry  Died Aug. 24, 1906 Aged 40 Yrs., 10 Mos., & 8 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
Died, at the home of his parents in Pulaski, Ill., Saturday, Aug. 11, 1906, Edward H., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Daniels.  Interment at Mounds Cemetery by the side of his sister.
Fred Perkins, of Vienna, the young man who shot and killed John Betts, at a country dance last July a year ago, was tried and found guilty.  He was sentenced to 30 years in the penitentiary.
___ Hishel Walker, the 4-year-old ___ of Charles and Daisy Walker, died ___ Friday last at the home of ___  parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hileman.  Interment at Concord Cemetery.  Funeral services conducted by ___ Murray of the Congregational church of Vienna.

(Charles Walker married Dazie Hileman on 19 Jun 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Henry H. Hileman married Alice Bagby on 16 Apr 1876, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
A colored woman, a sister of Mrs. Isaac Thorp, of Perks, died Friday of consumption.

(Isaac Thorp married Seela Dodson on 15 Apr 1880, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Shot Himself Over the Heart.

Metropolis—William Atwell, county clerk of Massac County, shot himself over the heart at his home in this city.  He was the son of the late Samuel Atwell and who was county clerk for 30 years.  William Atwell was appointed to succeed his father, and finished the unexpired term.  Last April he was elected by a large majority.  He is not expected to live.

Friday, 14 Sep 1906:
Mrs. H. J. Hileman returned Wednesday from Cairo where she was called to the bedside of her daughter Daisy Walker who was very sick.  Mrs. Hileman reports her daughter some better.

Friday, 21 Sep 1906:
Accidentally Kills Himself.

Edward Allison, a well known and highly esteemed employee of the electric light company in this city for six years past, fell from a lighting pole on the corner near Eichhorn’s shoe store Tuesday night, landing on his head and back, and was almost instantly killed.  The fuse in the arc light box had burned out, and Allison with his climbing apparatus on had gone up in the dark and put in a new fuse, but in his move to come down he seems to have touched a live wire in some manner and in jerking away with his heavy climbing straps and irons on, lost his balance and fell to the ground.  A large crowd of people were standing near at the time, including his wife, and quite a commotion was created when it was found the man was insensible.  he was at once taken to Dr. Whiteaker’s office, but all efforts to resuscitate the unfortunate man were of no avail.  Mr. Allison with his wife and only child, a son six years of age, resided on Pearl Street, a few houses south of the opera house.  He was 29 years of age, and a very agreeable, industrious citizen.  The remains were taken Wednesday to their old home in Kentucky for burial.
County Officers Shoot Fugitive.
(Cairo Bulletin of Thursday)

Millard Thomas, a negro, was shot and perhaps fatally wounded near Beech Ridge yesterday by a posse of Pulaski County officers headed by Sheriff J. R. WeaverThomas resisted arrest and shot at the officers first so their action appears to have been justifiable.

Millard and Jim Thomas, brothers, for some time have been in a dispute with R. C. Owens, another negro, over the possession of a 40-acre tract of land located west of Mounds.  The men are relatives.  Thomas’ father having married Owens’ mother.  A valuable gravel pit is located on the land which Owens has been operating.  The Thomas boys decided to get possession of the land by force, and on Monday armed with shot guns they went to the gravel pit where Owens had over 30 teams at work and drove all the men off the place.  They stationed themselves there and Owens’ men had not been able to load gravel since.  Tuesday Sheriff Weaver sent Deputies Davis, Sperle, and Powell to the pit after the offenders, but the latter dodged the officers.  Yesterday the teamsters phoned Sheriff Weaver that the desperadoes were again threatening to kill them.  Sheriff Weaver, Jailer R. J. Caster, City Marshal William Powell and Squire W. G. Davis, at once started for the gravel pit and on arriving there found things as reported, with all working operations stopped, but Millard Thomas and his brother hearing that the officers were coming had fled toward Beech Ridge.  The officers started in pursuit and found Millard Thomas walking along the railroad track near Beech Ridge.  Thomas had a Winchester rifle and a shotgun.  As Sheriff Weaver started toward him, Thomas shot at him several times.  Sheriff Weaver shot back at him 3 times.  Officers Caster and Davis, both firing at the same time.  Thomas sank to the ground  with a bullet hole though his lungs.  It was impossible to tell which one of the three officers shot him.  Thomas had reloaded and was about to fire again when the officers shot.

They put the wounded man in their wagon and took him to Mound City where he was lodged in jail.  Dr. Hall Whiteaker attended him and it was thought last night that his wounds would probably prove fatal.
William Beggles, aged about 30 years, and unmarried, son of Isaac Beggles, residing about 2 ½ miles north of Mounds, was killed last Friday at Wyatt, Mo., in the Cotton Belt Railroad yards.  He was employed as a switchman and was caught by a regular train and body was dragged a quarter mile.  He was formerly a blacksmith at Mounds.
Little Johnnie Mahoney, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mahoney Sr., died of brain fever Friday night.  The funeral was held in the Baptist church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Thomas E. Watt conducted the services.  The house was crowded with sympathizing friends and relatives.  It was indeed a sad funeral and was doubly sad to the bereaved parents whom we remember suffered a like affliction in the loss of their little daughter about a month ago.

(John Mahoney married Corda Welton on 6 Feb 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Murderer Caught.

The negro Travis, who killed Homer Harris, in a merry-go-round dispute at Ullin some weeks ago, was arrested at a town in Tennessee last week by a negro named Walton, residing near Ullin, and brought here and landed in jail Saturday morning last.  A reward of $200 had been offered by the State and the capture of the murderer, which was of course paid.
P. J. Thistlewood, a prominent citizen of Cairo, and brother of Capt. N. B. Thistlewood, accidentally killed himself early last Monday morning.  The two brothers were en route to Chattanooga to attend the Chickamauga battlefield celebration, and took the northbound I. C. train out of Cairo instead of the southbound train.  They discovered their mistake when near the Big Four crossing.  The conductor refused to stop the train for them even at the crossing, so the captain jumped off in safety and told his brother to stay on the train till it reached Mounds and come back on the interurban.  But the brother did not heed the advice and instead jumped off further on landing on his head in a coal bin, fracturing his skull and causing instant death.  The accident occurred about 3 o’clock in the morning, and four hours alter a colored man employed at the waterworks found the dead body and at once telephoned the news to the depot, where the anxious captain was awaiting the return of his brother.  The deceased was born in Delaware in 1846, came to Cairo in 1872, and where he has ever since resided.  Funeral took place Wednesday, and remains were laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Friday, 28 Sep 1906:
Boy Drowned Here Sunday

Joseph Gray, aged 16 years, son of C. M. Gray, of this city, was drowned in the Ohio River near the Kentucky island opposite this city last Sunday afternoon.  The body was employed by the Pope Canning Company and with some men crossed to the island in a skiff to shuck some corn.  Supt. Fix ordering a negro man to do the pulling, the party soon landing near the government dyke.  After the men got out, the boy at his request was allowed to take the boat to row it up the river some distance, where the owner and some other men were fishing.  A few hours later the owner of the boat came down to inquire about his boat, and said he had seen an empty skiff floating around in an eddy of the river near the dyke.  The men at once surmised what had happened and found the boy’s hat in the boat and chain hanging outside.  The alarm was at once given and some time later the body was found in the whirlpool hole by one of the ferrymen, with a pike pole.  It is supposed that the boy finding he could not row the boat through the swift dyke gap got out and tried to pull it through by the chain and in this way was drawn into the current or deep hole.  The body was bought to Mound City, and the coroner’s inquest was that of accidental drowning.  Supt. Fix says the boy was very industrious and trustworthy.  Mr. Gray resides near the canning factory and is employed at the meat block factory.  The men employed in the canning factory presented Mr. Gray with a purse of $50 with which to help pay the funeral expenses.  The body was taken on the Dick Fowler Monday afternoon to their former home near Paducah for burial.
Freed From All Blame.
Inquest Held in Case of Millard Thomas Shot by Officers.

(Cairo Bulletin of Tuesday)

Deputy Coroner John Coleman held an inquest yesterday afternoon to inquire into the death of Millard Thomas, the negro who was shot by Pulaski County officers last Wednesday near Beech Ridge.  In the absence of Coroner McManus, State’s Attorney Wilson conducted the inquiry.

The particulars of the shooting were published in Thursday’s BulletinThomas had a dispute over the possession of a forty-acre tract of land west of Mounds with another negro, R. C. Owens.  He and his brother took possession of a gravel pit on this land and drove Owens’ workmen and teams from the place.  The Pulaski County officers were notified and Thomas learning of this fled toward Beech Ridge.  Sheriff J. R. Weaver, Deputy Sheriff R. J. Caster, City Marshal William Powell, and Squire W. G. Davis, went in pursuit of him and found Thomas walking along the railroad track.  Sheriff went to arrest him and Thomas fired several times.  The officers all fired in return and Thomas sank down fatally wounded.  He lingered until yesterday morning when he died at 11 o’clock at his home on 40th Street.
A number of witnesses gave their testimony substantially as before the coroner and the jury after considering the case rendered a verdict that the decedent had come to his death from a gunshot wound fired from the weapons of the Pulaski County officers while in discharge of their duty and exonerated the officers.

Thomas made a statement of the case in his dying hours to Coroner McManus and his story coincided with that of the officers with the exception that he claimed that the officers fired the first shot.  He admitted that he shot at them and that he resisted arrest.

The jury was composed of the following persons: Samuel Abell, George Wilson, Otto Fahr, Abe Morrison, P. H. Hubbard, and Edward Hamer.

Among those in attendance at the inquest were: Judge W. A. Wall, Sheriff James R. Weaver, Deputy Sheriff Robert J. Caster, County Clerk  E. W. McClelland, all of Mound City; City Marshals Wes Powell and Fred Sperle and Hickman Holderfield, of Mounds.
Aged Man Fatally Hurt.

Marion—Elijah Turner, 80 years old, and over a half a century a resident of Williamson County, died from injuries.  Mr. Turner was attempting to get out of a wagon, when the team started on a run, throwing him out.  A horse kicked him, inflicting wounds from which he died.
Friday, 5 Oct 1906:
Death of Harry Carter.

Harry Carter, aged 32 years, 10 months and 2 days, son of H. G. Carter of Mound City, died at Fort Bayard, New Mexico, September 29, 1906, of tuberculosis, and at his own request was buried in the military cemetery at Fort Bayard, with military honors.  Harry Carter was born and brought up in Mound City and was assistant postmaster of this city under his father from 1893 to latter part of 1896.  When the Spanish American War broke out, he enlisted and served three years in the Philippines, where he contracted the disease that caused his death.  He was a young man of ability and excellent character, and his many friends all over this county will regret to learn of his death.

(His marker in Section A, Row W, Site 16 in Ft. Bayard National Cemetery reads:  Harry G. Carter U.S. Army Died Sept. 30, 1906.—Darrel Dexter)
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dougherty, Sr., and Mrs. A. J. Dougherty, Jr., accompanied Mrs. Harry Hood from here to St. Louis last Friday.  From there Mrs. Dougherty, Jr., went to Fort Snelling,. Minn., where her husband is now located.  Her father, who was a Chinese capitalist named Ah Fong, and formerly resided in Hawaii, died in China on the 25th of last month.  He is said to have left a fortune valued at perhaps fifteen millions, which will be divided among a family of fourteen children.
The infant daughter of Theo. Ruether and wife, died Sunday morning at 8 o’clock.  Funeral at 2 o’clock Monday.  (Grand Chain)
Killed His Little Sister.

Nashville—Elizabeth Kurwicki, aged 8, was shot and almost instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a revolver in the hands of her 17-year-old brother, Steven, at their home in Bolo Township.  The boy did not know the weapon was loaded.

Friday, 12 Oct 1906:
A. Montgomery Dead.

Alexander Montgomery, the undertaker, one of the old residents of this city, was found dead yesterday morning about seven o’clock on the riverside of the levee, where he had apparently been sitting upon a log. “Butch” Martin had occasion to drive that way, and first discovered the body.  Mr. Montgomery was about 60 years of age and came to this city in the sixties.  He served upon a gunboat during the war as a powder boy.  He leaves a wife and the grown children; one of the sons resides at home; a son and daughter reside in St. Louis.

(Alexander Montgomery married Jennie V. Stockton on 10 Nov 1872, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Little Bertha Rhodes, who was well known in this city, died of tuberculosis in St. Mary’s infirmary at Cairo, Sunday evening at eight o’clock.  Interment at Villa Ridge.
Leopold Ritter, a prominent and industrious farmer, two miles east of Ullin, died Monday of Bright’s disease.  Mr. Ritter had lived only about a year on the farm here and had gained many friends who are sad to lose so good a neighbor.  He came to Ullin from St. Louis about one year ago and purchased the Paul Dange farm where he made his home.  He leaves a wife and some children.
Death Came Suddenly.

Harrisburg—Capt. W. G. Sloan, one of the wealthiest public men in Saline County, died suddenly of neuralgia of the heart, aged 68.  Capt. Sloan was one of the earliest members of the Illinois legislature from this district, afterwards elected sheriff of Saline County, and later was mayor of this city for a number of years.  He was captain of a company of Union soldiers in the Civil War.
Head of Prominent Family Dies.

Fairfield—Nathan Sidwell, the head of one of the most prominent families, died of cancer of the stomach.  He leaves a large family of grown children.
One of the mills of the Miami Powder Co., near Santa Fe and Thebes, was blown up last Friday afternoon and the young man operating it, named Miller, was fatally injured.  He lived some hours and was able to tell how the explosion occurred.  He said a nail passed between great brass rollers used for crushing powder cakes and produced sparks that caused the explosion.  About 2,000 pounds of powder was exploded, but no damage was done except to the building in which the explosion occurred.  The explosion was upward.
O. J. Zweig, of Centralia, was killed in the yards here (Mounds) Friday night.  His foot was caught in the switch and some cars were backed over him.  He was frightfully mangled, but lived about three hours after the accident.  Mr. Zweig was a fine young man of good habits and had many friends.
Mrs. Polly Woodfork, wife of Edward Woodfork, died very suddenly in Cairo Tuesday morning.  Her remains arrived on Wednesday morning’s train.  Interment at Mount Zion Cemetery. (Olmsted)

Friday, 19 Oct 1906:
Vivian Montgomery and wife of St. Louis were here to attend the funeral of Alex. Montgomery.
The funeral of the late Alexander Montgomery of this city took place last Sunday at 1:30 p.m., at the family home and was conducted by Rev. I. A. Humberd.  Burial at Beechgrove Cemetery.
The wife of Julius B. Derouche of Tamms died suddenly last week Thursday morning, and body was laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery this county, last Saturday afternoon.  Mr. and Mrs. Derouche have many relatives and acquaintances in Pulaski County, the deceased being a sister of Sam E. Graves, residing northeast of this city.  The bereaved husband and relatives desire to hereby extend thanks to friends for kindnesses extended them on this sad occasion.
Man Drowns in a Reservoir.

Harrisburg—William Fairbank, aged 24, of Stonefort, fell into the reservoir at the electric light plant at Harrisburg at night and was drowned.
Mrs. Manwaring died at her home two miles east of Pulaski last Thursday and was interred in the family cemetery Saturday.  She leaves a husband, three sons and three daughter, besides other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Lottie May, wife of Willie Lackey, died at her home here Sunday after suffering several months from Bright’s disease.  She leaves a husband and two small sons, and a brother besides other relatives and friends to mourn.
Smith Stewart, an aged citizen residing near Cache Chapel, died Wednesday night of pernicious malaria.  He had been sick only five days and was taken ill while attending the funeral of a son who was buried at Perks.

Friday, 26 Oct 1906:
The murder case of Homer Harris was continued.  Homer Travis and Jim McDonald were the convicted murderers.
Michael Sullivan, an aged man residing in northeast part of town, died last Friday.  Funeral services were held at Catholic Church Saturday.
Mrs. A. Drake of this city died Monday at the home of her mother in Herrin.  She had been an invalid for some years.  She leaves three small children and a husband, the latter of whom is employed at the Metal Bound.  Burial took place at Beechgrove Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
Dietrich Zacheis.

Nashville—Dietrich Zacheis, 66 years old, of Cordes, a prosperous farmer, died from the effects of paralytic strokes.  His death followed closely upon that of his son, John Zacheis, who shot himself several weeks ago.

The remains of Fin Pope of Karnak were interred in the Masonic cemetery here (Grand Chain) on Monday.

Friday, 2 Nov 1906:
The two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker of this city, died at the home of Mrs. Nancy Steers in Grand Chain, last Tuesday morning and was buried there Wednesday evening.

(Lee Walker married Cyrus A. Steers on 22 Jul 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
A. W. Brown, a leading businessman of Ullin, died last week after a brief but acute sickness.  he was for years largely engaged in getting out piling and ties for railroads and also conducted a general store.
Mrs. Henry Nemoire of Karnak died Wednesday with a congestive chill and her remains were laid to rest at Ohio Chapel.  A large crowd attended the funeral. (Curry)
Tony Boring, a prominent young bricklayer of Cairo, died here (Mounds) last Thursday of congestion of the brain after an illness of ten days.  The obsequies were conducted Saturday by the bricklayers union of Cairo.
An infant of R. L. Linsey’s died last Saturday of malarial fever.  (Mounds)
The Chicago Tribune of Tuesday last contained a half column special dispatch from Honolulu giving an account of the assault and attempted murder of Mrs. Julia Afong, a widow, the mother of the wife of Lieut. A. J. Dougherty, Jr., of this city, at her home in that country, by the husbands of five of her daughters.  Their efforts were to compel Mrs. Afong to sign to them some of her valuable property.  As will be remembered an account was published some time ago of the death of Mr. Afong in that country and of his leaving property valued at several millions of dollars.  The dispatch says she did not sign the papers, and that the premise is now surrounded by a barbed wire fence, a guard and several dogs.
Charles Sheets received word Monday night of his father’s death in Carbondale.  He will be brought here (Pulaski) for burial.
Lived One Hundred and Six Years.

Mount Vernon—William Green, aged 106, died here on a farm on which he had lived 62 years.  He voted for Andrew Jackson.
A Williamson County Pioneer.

Marion—Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, a pioneer is dead.  She was one of the oldest women in Williamson County, and was widely known.
Fatally Stabbed.

Murphysboro—Reuben Tew, a boy was fatally stabbed, it is said by Leonard Norris, near here.  Norris was placed in jail in this city.
An Old Settler.

Johnston City—D. H. Little, an old settler, after a lingering illness of several months, died here.  Mr. Little is well and prominently known.

Friday, 16 Nov 1906:
John Henderson, colored, of this city, died here Friday of pneumonia and was buried Sunday.
Samuel Sheets was born in Philadelphia, Penn., October 25, 1833.  At the age of 15 years he united with the Shiloh Baptist Church west of Villa Ridge.  In 1879, after all the older members of his church had gone, he joined with the Presbyterians, and two years ago the M. E.  Church South at Pulaski.  His death occurred Nov. 5, 1906, at the age of 73 years and 11 days.  Mr. Sheets was twice married, having nine children by the first marriage and seven by the second.  He leaves a widow, seven children and fifteen grandchildren.  The funeral was conducted last Tuesday from the Methodist church in Pulaski by the Rev. Dr. C. W. Campbell, and was attended by a large concourse of his old friends and neighbors, the remains being laid to rest in the cemetery on the bluff above the town.

(Samuel Sheets married Mrs. Elizabeth Thurtell on 4 Feb 1879, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Catherine Moll.

Mrs. Catherine Moll, whose death at her home at the foot of Main Street was briefly noted in this paper last week, was a native of Wirtemberg, Germany.  At the age of nineteen she came to this country and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, thence to Mound City in 1858, where she followed the dry goods and notion business until ten years ago when she retired from business still remaining in her brick residence on Main Street.  She was a dutiful and faithful Christian of the Roman Catholic faith.  She leaves a son and two granddaughters at Mound City, two grandsons and a granddaughter at Davenport, Iowa, and two granddaughter at Cairo.

Friday, 23 Nov 1906:
Master Earl Spence, aged 13 years, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Carrie Spence, in this city, Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, 1906, at 4 o’clock, of typhoid fever.  He had been a sufferer for more than nine weeks, and from the first the battle for life seemed to be a losing one.  Everything was done for him that human skill could do, but death conquered them all.  Only those who have lost all of their families can know the depth of the sorrow of the grief stricken mother.  The community stood faithfully by her in her weeks of watching, and are not lacking in every form of expression of sympathy for her in this darkest time in her life.  The funeral services will be held Friday in the Methodist church at 1 o’clock p.m.  Burial at the Beechwood cemetery.
Hattie May Buckle, the older daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Buckle of Villa Ridge, aged 4 years, died last Sunday noon, Nov. 18, 1906.  She had been sick only a few days, suffering from a severe attack of laryngitis.  The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev. Bosworth assisted by Rev. Campbell.  The funeral was largely attended considering the very inclement weather.  The floral decorations were beautiful.  Interment in Villa Ridge Cemetery.

(J. W. Buckle married Mary E. Titus on 28 Nov 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  A marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Annie May Buckles Born Nov. 8, 1902 Died Nov. 18, 1906.—Darrel Dexter)
Illinoisan Crushed by Log.

Nashville—John Gaborinski, aged 65 years, a well-to-do farmer residing seven miles south of this city, was mortally wounded when a three-foot log fell on him, crushing his chest and abdomen.
A Southern Illinois Jurist.

Mount Vernon—Judge E. D. Youngblood, one of the best-known jurists in southern Illinois, died at his home here, aged 68.  He was buried with Masonic honors.
Died on His Eighty-ninth Anniversary.

Nashville—William Hoverkamp, died at his home at Stone Church, near this city a few days ago on the eighty-ninth anniversary of his birth.

Friday, 30 Nov 1906:
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kellar, born Monday morning last, died twenty-four later.

(Edward J. Keller married Adelia Livesay on 31 Jan 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Earl Spence, aged 13 years, who died here last week, had his life insured with the Prudential Insurance Co., for about $270.  He is said to have been an uncommonly bright and businesslike boy for his age.
A ten-year-old son of Mrs. Martha Dotson (colored) was burned to death when here home was consumed by fire Nov. 11.  Mrs. Dotson lives southeast of Karnak, in Pulaski County, and she had gone to church and left the little boy alone.
A Shoemaker for Seventy Years.

Nashville—John E. H. Buhrman, aged 19 died here.  Mr. Buhrman had followed the occupation of shoemaker more than seventy years.



Friday, 7 Dec 1906:

Judge Samuel B. Wheeler, 67 years old, member of the well-known law firm Brown, Wheeler, Brown & Hay, of this city died today, after a lingering illness of heart disease.  He was a practicing attorney in Mound City many years ago moving from here to Cairo.


Mr. Joe Williams, one of Ullin’s respected citizens, died Monday, Nov. 26, of brain fever.  He was interred Wednesday at New Hope Cemetery.

             (His marker in New Hope Cemetery reads:  Joseph R. Williams Died Nov. 26, 1906 Aged 50 Yrs., 6 Mos.—Darrel Dexter)


Al Sturgeon’s little child died last Friday night of membranous croup, and was buried Saturday afternoon in Ullin Cemetery.

             (The next week’s paper refers to the name as Al Steigan.—Darrel Dexter)


Jake Laprich received word Sunday of the death of his father at Kearney, Nebraska.  (Ullin)

             (This may refer to Jacob Tapprich of Ullin.—Darrel Dexter)



Friday, 14 Dec 1906:

The public school sat Ullin were closed yesterday because of diphtheria in their midst.  All Steigan has lost two children and another is diseased.

             (The previous week and the following week, the paper reported the name as Al Sturgeon.—Darrel Dexter)

A colored man known here (Grand Chain) as “Shorty” was fatally shot Saturday night in a crap game near the Badgeley Crossing here in town by a negro named Henry PennPenn made his escape and now the village offers $50 reward for his arrest and delivery.  “Shorty” died at 9 p.m. Sunday night. 

Friday, 21 Dec 1906:
Grant Britt Drowned.

Grant Britt, aged about 40 years, residing three miles west of Olmsted, one of the best known and most prosperous farmers of Pulaski County, was drowned at an early hour last Friday night during the terrific rain, near the railroad and creek crossing about half a mile above Olmsted.  Britt was en route home from Grand Chain with his top buggy and span of horses.  The heavy rain had swollen the creek until it had left its banks and covered the low-lying fields adjacent.  The shouts of the unfortunate man as the swift current caught him attracted the people residing near and a rescuing party started out, the men by wading into the stream up to their armpits were able to get near enough to the man to talk to him, but they could get nor farther.  They charged him to hold on while a skiff was sent for.  A skiff could not be gotten nearer than the Ohio River more than a mile away and it was hauled in on a wagon.  By that time the buggy and its occupant had been swept away.  Early the next morning the horses were rescued.  They had been carried down stream about 300 yards, where the stream makes a sharp turn and had managed to get their feet on ground.  They were still fastened to the buggy, which was overturned and minus the top.  Search for the missing man continued, and his body was found in a cornfield about 9 a.m. where it has been washed by the turbulent water.

Mr. Britt leaves a wife and young son, besides mother and several brothers.  Funeral was held Monday last and the remains were buried in Concord Cemetery.

(Grant Britt married Lucy A. Lewis on 17 Mar 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

We desire to return our many heartfelt thanks to those who so willingly shared with us their sorrows and aided us in our recent sad bereavement.
Mrs. Lucy A. Britt.
Charles G. Britt.
The schools were ordered closed Wednesday by the Board of Health on account of a case of diphtheria in town and near the school building, being the little child of Mr. and Mrs. Al Sturgeon.  The child died Wednesday night was buried in the Ullin cemetery Thursday.  This is the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Sturgeon have lost within two weeks of diphtheria.  They have the sympathy of the entire town, in their sad bereavement.  It is not known when the school will reopen, not until after Christmas at least.
Uncle Wiley Ledbetter who has been quite sick in town for two weeks or more, has been moved to the home of his brother, Perry Ledbetter, in the country.
Friday night, near Olmstead, Grant Britt was drowned while trying to cross a creek.  He was interred Monday at 2 p.m. at Concord Cemetery.  C. S. Bundschuh of Ullin had charge of the funeral.  Rev. James Kirkman of Ullin preached the sermon.  (Ullin)
Orlando Wilson, a resident of this city for many years up to about four years ago, died at his home in Sunbury, Ohio, December 12th, 1906.

(Orlando Wilson married Emma Dodridge on 1 Oct 1871, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. George Roberson, of Gale, Ill., formerly of Mound City, who has been confined at St. Mary’s hospital in Cairo from blood poisoning in the hand, died Monday night.  She was a daughter of James Browner of near Villa Ridge, and a sister of Mrs. Tim Sullivan and Miss Ida Browner of this city.  She leaves a husband and four children and as a very excellent lady.  Funeral took place Thursday forenoon at Catholic church; interment in Catholic cemetery at Mounds.

(G. C. Roberson married Rose Browner on 12 Oct 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Mr. Beck, general foreman in the I. C. yards, has lately returned from the city where he went for surgical treatment.  His old ailment has returned and has been pronounced a general cancerous growth with little prospect of a permanent cure. (Mounds)

Friday, 28 Dec 1906:
John Hutchinson, aged 49 years, died at his home in this city Monday night of typho malarial fever, after an illness of thirteen weeks.  He was a timber buyer for the Metal Bound Co., and leaves a wife and three children.  Remains were taken to his former home near Lovell, Ky., for burial.
The remains of an old Union soldier were brought here from Cairo last Sunday for burial in the National cemetery, without any previous notice given the superintendent or producing papers showing him to have been honorably discharged from the United States service.  The body was placed in Montgomery & Stockton’s undertaking rooms in this city until next day, during which time the necessary papers were secured and a grave prepared for the burial.  It seems singular that some undertakers and liverymen in Cairo do not know of these rules, so as not to interrupt the proper burial services on such occasions.
Lost His Leg and Lost His Life.

Carmi—William Cale, of Phillipstown, who was accidentally shot in the leg a few weeks ago while assisting a neighbor kill hogs, is dead.  The injured leg was amputated, and blood poisoning resulted.
Henry Loeschner’s baby at Tamms died last week and was buried Wednesday at the Hazelwood Cemetery. 


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