Obituaries and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers

The Pulaski Enterprise

4 Jan 1907 - 27 Dec 1907

Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois

Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter

Friday, 4 Jan 1907:
Death of Mrs. Hayden.

Mrs. Mariah James-Hayden, wife of W. T. Hayden, residing three miles north of Mound City, Ill., died at the family home, of stomach trouble, last Thursday night, December 27, 1906, at 10 o’clock, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery Sunday forenoon, Rev. Boswell, of Villa Ridge, conducting the funeral ceremonies.  Mrs. Hayden was born in Sciota County, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1844, and with her parents emigrated to Champaign County, Ill., in 1855.  The family of father, mother, three brothers and two sisters have since gone to the home above.  She was married to Mr. Hayden Sept. 30, 1860, and moved to the present farm in 1867.  To them have been born ten children, nine of whom are now living and nearly all of them upon farms of their own near the old homestead, all highly esteemed citizens, viz:  George W., three miles north; Mrs. J. A. Rowlette, half mile west; W. T. Jr., in Stoddard County, Mo.; John T., one-fourth mile south; Mrs. Lee Wanura, quarter mile north; Samuel J. (now in Paducah) has farm adjoining; Mrs. Ben Hargan lives one mile east, while Miss Romantha and Earnleigh, the youngest son, 19 years of age, reside at home.  All of the above were present at the funeral, as was also Joseph James, a nephew, from Wickliffe, Ky.  Mrs. Hayden was a kind and loving mother, as well as a highly esteemed neighbor and friend.  She confessed Christianity in 1866 and became a member of Salt Fork Christian Church, but of late years has been a member of the American Christian Church.  She never lost faith in him who said, “Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.”

(William T. Hayden married Maria James on 21 Sep 1860, in Champaign Co., Ill.  John L. Wanura married Mariah C. Hayden on 15 Aug 1891, in Alexander Co., Ill.  John Rowlett married Mary Hayden on 6 Sep 1892, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  B. J. Hargan married Ida M. Hayden on 24 Jan 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Card of Thanks.

We hereby extend our heartfelt thanks to our good neighbors and friends in general, and to Mrs. and Mrs. W. M. Parker and Mrs. Hutton in particular, for their kind assistance in our late troubles by the death of our beloved companion and mother.
W. T. Hayden and children.
Death of Mrs. Mary Wright.

Died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Mahoney, near Mound City, Ill., Dec. 26, 1906, Mrs. Mary Wright.  The deceased was born in Mound City, Nov. 6, 1861, and married to Lincoln Wright, June 20, 1882, who died Dec. 28, 1900.  The deceased was the mother of seven children, two of whom survive her, also a mother, father, one sister, and five brothers.  The funeral took place at the residence of her parents last Friday; interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.

(Lincoln Wright married Mary Mahoney on 20 Jun 1883, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Card of Thanks.

We take this mode of expressing our heartfelt thanks to many friends who so willingly shared with us our sorrows, and aided us in our sad bereavement.
Ella and Zelma Wright and
T. C. Mahoney and Family
Miss Ella Browner, who was here to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Roberson, returned to her home in Chicago Wednesday.
Mrs. Brown who was called here by the death of her sister, Mrs. George Roberson, returned to her home in Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday.
The mother of W. R. Rodman, of this city, died at the home of her daughter in Carterville December 27th last.
Engineer Falls Dead.

Eldorado—John Roberts Day, engineer of Ogara mine No. 10, dropped dead in his boarding house.  His relatives live in Williamsville.
Killed While Hunting.

Duquoin—Charles Mojer, aged 18, was accidentally shot by Ben Davidson, while hunting and died in a few moments.  It was a small pistol ball.
Sunday last about 12 o’clock Marshal Arch Sexton shot and killed Will Viney, a colored man, who was resisting arrest.  It seems that Viney and a colored boy had an altercation and the boy went after Marshal Sexton to have Viney arrested.  After the appearance of Sexton, who arrested the man, Viney, the latter hugged a lamppost and refused to go.  A struggle ensued between him and the marshal, with the result of Viney being shot.  The coroner held an inquest and it was declared that Marshal Sexton was justified in the act of shooting, and also that the negro, being a bad character, the town was well rid of him.  (Ullin)
Mrs. Lincoln Wright, of Valley Recluse, died of consumption Friday and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  The deceased was a daughter of Hon. T. C. Mahoney Sr.  (Mounds)
Mrs. Sallie Jackson died very suddenly Sunday morning from the effects of a tumor in the stomach.  Mrs. Jackson was a highly respected colored woman, who conducted a restaurant in the I. O. O. F. building.
Mrs. T. W. Hayden, of Valley Recluse, died of stomach trouble on December 27th, 1906.  Mrs. Hayden was 64 years old and well beloved by all who knew her.  She leaves a large family of children and relatives and a host of friends to mourn her loss. (Mounds)

Friday, 11 Jan 1907:
Nathaniel Johnson, colored, aged about 80 years, died at his home in the north part of town Tuesday morning.
Miss Helen, aged about 25 years, daughter of Mrs. Sally Douglass, colored, died at their home in this city Sunday last, and was buried Monday afternoon by members of the order to Temple of Daughters of Tabernacle, of which she was a member.

Friday, 18 Jan 1907:
Death of An Old Citizen

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat of Sunday last announces the death at his home in that city of Benjamin C. Campbell, a former resident of Villa Ridge in this county at the age of nearly 92 years.  Grandfather Campbell was a leader in every good move, intellectually and morally in the community.  He was one of the founders of the Methodist church in Pulaski County, and for many years its foremost members.  No man in the county was more loved, showed forth a better example or exerted a wider influence for good.  He was a pioneer advocate of the free school system of Illinois and one of the delegates to the legislature to secure the passage of the free school law.  Mr. Campbell died last Friday night and was interred in the Villa Ridge Cemetery Sunday afternoon. In 1876 he was married to Mrs. Nellie A. Johnson, of Villa Ridge, who was his second wife.  She died in 1898.  Since that time he has resided with his daughter, Mrs. Frances E. Howe.

(B. C. Campbell married Mrs. Hellen Johnson on 26 Mar 1876, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Charles Lee Howe married Frances A. Campbell on 17 Aug 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Homer Travis and William McDonald, who were indicted for the murder of Homer Harris at Ullin in August last, pled guilty before Judge Lewis, Tuesday of this week, and Travis was sentenced to penitentiary at Chester for twenty years at hard labor, and McDonald sent to the state reformatory at Pontiac for an indeterminate period.
Mr. B. C. Campbell, an old and highly respected citizen of Villa Ridge, died at the home of his daughter in St. Louis and was brought home Sunday and buried in the Cairo cemetery.  Mr. Campbell was in his 92nd year.  He had been long a devout and faithful Christian worker.  He dictated the text for his funeral, which is—”I have fought a good fight and kept the faith.”  Rev. C. W. Campbell of the Villa Ridge M. E. Church preached the sermon.
Dr. B. F. Brown died on Tuesday at about 2 o’clock.  The doctor was in the neighborhood of 71 years old, an old time resident and an honored citizen.  He was an old soldier, also belonged to the Masonic order.  One more old, honored resident and landmark has passed beyond the curtain of death to that unknown world beyond from whence no traveler returneth.  Mrs. Brown and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad hour of trial.  (Pulaski)

Friday, 25 Jan 1907:
S. A. Bristow, brother of ex-judge J. D. Bristow, of Creal Springs, and a well known resident of this county, died at his home in Roodhouse, Ill., last week Thursday of appendicitis, at the age of 35 years, and was buried at Decatur.  He leaves a wife and one child.
Obituary to Dr. B. F. Brown.

Another respected citizen of Pulaski County has gone to his eternal rest.  Dr. B. F. Brown, died at his home in Pulaski, Jan. 15, 1907, at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 14 days.  He was born at Penyan, Yates County, N.Y., and came to Homer, Mich., with his father’s family in 1859.  He entered the U.S. service Aug. 11, 1862. After serving nearly three years he received an honorable discharge.  Was graduated from Rush Medical College of Chicago in 1867, and came to Pulaski in 1868.  Was married to Ruth Moore (sister of the late S. J. Moore) in Carbondale, Sept. 7, 1873.  To this union one child, Mary Ruth, was born who at the age of two and a half years passed away.  The family consisted of three brothers and six sisters, two brothers and four sisters are now living—George P. Brown, of Beaver, Okla., and James M., of Dunnegan, Mo.; Mrs. Mary E. Grosebeck, Mrs. Sarah E. Findley, Mrs. Anna Dyer, all of Homer, Mich., Mrs. Emily Jane Tiffany, of Columbus, Neb. Mrs. Anna Dyer was the only one of this number who could be present at the funeral.  Dr. Brown was an earnest believer in religion.  And although he never united with any church, yet they all had his sympathy and good will.  He was a praying man and student of the Bible.  He will be greatly missed by his neighbors and friends and relatives, but most of all in the home he loved so well.

Mrs. Brown, who is well and favorably known as a teacher and W.C.T.U. worker, has the warmest sympathy of a host of friends.  The remains were laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery near Pulaski.
The funeral was at Rose Hill Church, conducted by Rev. A. R. Bosworth, of Villa Ridge, assisted by Rev. Ballarly, of Pulaski.
O. R. Coldwell, an old and trusty colored employee of the Illinois Central, was so badly crushed by an engine backing on him at the roundhouse, that he died Friday.  Mr. Coldwell had been in the employ of the company for thirty years and was strictly honest and upright and well liked by everyone that knew him.

Friday, 1 Feb 1907:
A brother of Mrs. J. S. Mertz died suddenly in Knoxville, Tenn., last Friday night.
The wife of Payton Johnson, colored, an old an esteemed resident of this city, died at their home here last Friday, of consumption, with which she had been afflicted for more than two years past.  She was 49 years of age and leaves a husband and five children.

(Payton Johnson married Sallie Barker on 20 Jun 1882, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Rev. Kirkman received a telephone message from John McIntosh requesting him to preach his daughter’s funeral last Tuesday. Mr. McIntosh lives near Wetaug and we have not learned the particulars of his daughter’s death.

(John McIntosh married Mary E. Beaver on 12 Jun 1873, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Theodore Meyers was elected constable in Ohio Precinct last Saturday to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Grant Britt.
Large Woman Dead.

Mt. Vernon—Mrs. Lawrence Lane, weighing almost 500 pounds, died at her home in Dodds Township, this county, recently.
Oldest Bachelor in Clinton Dead.

Carlyle—Joseph Taylor, the oldest bachelor in Clinton County, died at a hotel here the other day, aged 78 years.

Friday, 8 Feb 1907:
Mrs. Cyrus Lackey died at her home near Pulaski last Sunday, of pneumonia, and was interred at Rose Hill Monday.  She leaves a husband and seven children besides other relatives to mourn her loss.  (Pulaski)

(Cyrus Lackey married Mary M. Stringer on 20 Mar 1875, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
C. O. Waite, of Marion, came down Monday to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs. C. Lackey.  His wife came down a few days before her mother died.

(Charles O. Waite married Ida L. Lackey on 21 Mar 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Eli Bass died at his home near Curry last Friday night, at the age of 38 yrs.  He leaves a wife and six children.
Died, at her home one mile northwest of Olmsted, on January 28th, at 2 p.m., Mrs. Joseph Goins, of uterine cancer, from which she had been a sufferer for two years.  She leaves a husband and several little children besides her sisters and a host of friends to mourn her untimely death.  Her remains were laid to rest at their last resting place at Grand Chain Thursday, the 31st, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends.
Mrs. J. M. Lansden Dead.

Cairo—Mrs. J. M. Lansden, wife of Judge Lansden, died here.  She was president of the Cairo Woman’s Club.
Burned to Death with Home.

Dongola—The 4-year-old child of Warren Hunt was incinerated and his home burned to the ground.  Hunt is a farmer and lives six miles east of this place.
Dan S. Bagby and family and C. S. Bundschuh attended the funeral of Eli Basse Sunday at Concord Cemetery.

(Eli H. Basse married May H. Lilley on 23 Jul 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in Concord Cemetery near Ullin reads:  Eli H. Basse Born Sept. 12, 1868 Died Jan. 31, 1807.—Darrel Dexter)
Uncle Cater Baker, an aged and well-known darky living in town (Ullin), died suddenly Sunday afternoon.  He was an old pensioner of the Civil War. 
Jess Nelson and wife were last Wednesday at the bedside of Mrs. Nelson’s sister, who died a few hours after they arrived there.  (Connors)
Mr. and Mrs. Nath Metcalf and family attended the funeral of her grandfather, Mr. Miller, last Thursday.  (Connors)
Jacob T. Miller, age 81 years, died January 31, at his home in this neighborhood (Yates Landing) and was buried at Salem, February 1.  He came to this neighborhood about 40 years ago and leaves a number of relatives.

Friday, 15 Feb 1907:
Death of Mrs. Ross.

Mrs. Henry Ross died at the family residence in this city Saturday, February 8, at 8:45 a.m. after lingering illness. She was born in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana.  Came to Mound City in 1883, and has resided here with the exception of about one years since that time.  She was married to Henry Ross in December 1901, was a member of Grace M. E. Church, and as long as she had health was a very active church worker, being especially interested in choir work, for she was the possessor of a very rich, sweet voice.  She served as deputy in the post office under the late Robert Wilson, and being of a kind and generous disposition while there won for herself many friends.  For more than three years she has been a constant sufferer, with wonderful patience complaining but very little and always ready to meet her friends with a smile.

The funeral was held Monday February 10, at 1 p.m. from the M. E. church, Revs. Utley and Humberd conducting the services.  The funeral train left at 2:25 p.m. for Beech Grove Cemetery, where interment took place.

She leaves husband, Henry Ross; daughter, Margie Slocombe; and sister, Mrs. J. R. Fullerton, all residents of this place.  The pallbearers were Ira Huckleberry, George Betts, John Betts, G. E. Martin, George Martin, Roy N. Adams, Ed Keller, A. Schuler, Jim Finley and Frank Handley.

(J. Henry Ross married Mrs. Annie D. Slocumb (nee Franklin) on 30 Dec 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

We wish to thank our friends for their many acts of kindness extended us during the illness and death of the late Mrs. Henry Ross.
Henry Ross
Margie Slocombe
Mrs. J. R. Fullerton.
Dead on Daughter’s Wedding Day.

Carbondale—James C. Bryden, 66 years old, died suddenly at his home from a stroke of apoplexy. He was, for many years, owner and manager of the Bryden coalmines at State, Jackson County.  He leaves two sons, J. Rockwell Bryden, assistant chief clerk of the railway mail service, with headquarters in Carbondale, and W. Osborne Bryden, private secretary to Col. Isaac Clements, governor of the national soldiers’ home, Danville.  His daughter, Eva Bryden, was to be married at their home on that day.
Recent Death.

Norris City—Joe Cook, aged 70.
Mrs. Lane, of Ullin, died recently in the hospital at Anna.  She was buried at Benton, Ill.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wright died last week and was buried at New Hope.  Obituary will appear elsewhere in this paper.

Death, the swift but inevitable messenger from the unseen world, has again entered out midst and taken the sweet spirit of little Hallie Wright, beloved daughter of Elmer and Ora Wright, aged one year, seven months and four days, she having been born July 2nd 1905, and died Feb. 6th, 1907.  Little Hallie was a sweet baby and the idol of her parent’s hearts and her sudden death has left the grief stricken parents and relatives desolate in heart and home.  She was buried at New Hope churchyard Thursday, Feb. 7th, Rev. Kirkman preaching the sermon from Mark 10: 13-16; 2 Samuel 12: 16-23; John 14:1-6.

May the beautiful words of Whittier comfort us in the hour of death and may we feel indeed that “Love can never lose its own.”
A Friend.
Ullin, Ill.
Feb. 9, 1907

Friday, 22 Feb 1907:
Mrs. James, the mother of Mrs. A. W. Brown, died Friday night, after a long illness. Her death was due to the infirmities of old age, she being 82 years old.  She will be buried Monday at Jonesboro.

(A. W. Brown married Alice James on 16 Oct 1871, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Samuel A. James married Eliza Jane Miller on 7 Oct 1849, in Union Co., Ill.  A marker in Jonesboro Cemetery reads:  Samuel James Died July 30, 1857 Aged 36 Yrs., 3 Mos., 30 Ds.  Eliza J. James his wife Born Jan. 21, 1825 Died Feb. 15, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)
C. S. Bundschuh and Roy Anderson went to Jonesboro and Anna Monday.  They took the body of Mrs. James in the hearse to Jonesboro Cemetery for burial.
Mrs. Peggy Kraatzer, mother-in-law of Fred Hoffmier, died Tuesday morning at the residence of Fred Hoffmeier, of pneumonia and advanced age.  She was buried Wednesday at the family burial ground near town (Ullin).

(Frederick Hoffmier married Mrs. Ferban Adkins on 24 Dec 1874, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  One marker in Butter Ridge Cemetery near Ullin reads:  Margaret wife of John Crotzer Born Nov. 20, 1827 Died Feb. 19, 1907, Aged 79 Yrs., 2 Ms., 29 Ds.  With Christ in Heaven.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. J. C. Lefler, who has been visiting Mrs. R. M. Brown since the death of Dr. Brown, was called to Missouri this week on account of the sudden death of her brother, Warren Brown, who was accidentally killed in a sawmill.  We are unable at present to give the details of the accident.

(John C. Lefler married Genevra Brown on 26 Sep 1888, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 1 Mar 1907:
Mrs. Ada Davis, colored, aged about 50 years, died at the home of Rev. Donaldson and family Monday morning and was buried Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Bessie B. Hayes, colored, daughter of George W. Hayes, died suddenly last Friday night of congestion of the stomach and was buried Sunday.  Aged 19 years, 3 months and 15 days.
A Queer Will.

Cairo—Alexander M. Raggio, prominent citizen and property owner of this city, filed with the circuit court his last will and testament, providing that his heart and brain shall be removed from his body, preserved in alcohol and delivered to the eldest child living at the time of his death.

(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery reads:  Alex M. Raggio Born Jan. 3, 1866, Died Sept. 9, 1909.—Darrel Dexter)
R. B. Goe received a telegram Monday stating that his mother, Mrs. Henry Goe, of Pasadena, Cal., was dying.  Mr. Goe left Monday night.  A telegram has since been received here (Mounds) of the death of this estimable woman.  She was a former well-known resident of Villa Ridge.
The little eighteen month old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Newell, living three miles west of town (Ullin), died Friday of pneumonia and was buried Sunday at one o’clock in the Ullin cemetery.  Funeral service was conducted in the M. E. church by Rev. Kirkman.  The bereaved parents and relatives have our sympathy and the sympathy of all others in their sad bereavement.
A young colored man named Ed Johnson living one mile east of town (Ullin), died Thursday night of consumption.  He had an insurance policy with the Forresters and they promptly telegraphed $75 in advance for his burial fund.  He was buried Saturday at the Butter Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Hipely died at Elco Friday night and was buried Sunday.
Mr. O’Daniels of Pulaski, former section foreman of Ullin, lost his baby Monday night.  It was taken to Boskydell for burial.

Friday, 8 Mar 1907:
Dr. James Welton, of this city, while in Neadstine’s saloon last Saturday night, struck a Kentucky timberman named Billy McLean in the forehead with a beer bottle, cutting his head in bad shape.  Welton is now in jail, while McLean is in bed with a bad case of blood poisoning, which may cost him his life.
A. H. Perrin, Sr., a former resident of this city, died at his home in Mulkeytown, last Friday.
S. C. Kennedy, better known as Uncle Sam Kennedy, died on Feb. 27, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dr. Stone, of Hollywood, Miss.  He was born Oct. 17, 1822, about one mile north of Villa Ridge.  He was 85 years old and had always made his home in Pulaski County.  Mr. Kennedy may well be termed a pioneer citizen.  He lived here when this county was a howling wilderness, when it was indeed, hard to “keep the wolf from the door.”  He was here when the first survey was made for what is now our great Illinois Central railroad and long before the road was built.  He was an honest, sober, industrious, and warmhearted neighbor, who always wished everybody well.  He united with the M. E. Church in 1890, since which time he has lived an exemplary Christian life.  He did not believe in secret societies and his charity and benevolence was freely bestowed alike on all with whom he came in contact.  Politically he was a lifelong Republican and in his earlier days he was considered a leader of his party in county affairs.  Uncle Sam is survived by four children.  The above named daughter and three sons, M. L. Kennedy, of Mounds, John of Robersonville, Miss., and Warren, of Texas, also a number of grandchildren, but especially one granddaughter, Mrs. Lester Grandstaff, of Mounds, to whom he was very much attached. This is the highest compliment we can pay to mortal man when we say, candidly, he was a good citizen.
Mrs. Hamblin, daughter of Paul Mowery of Beech Grove, died suddenly at the home of her parents, Saturday, while on a visit to them.  She was buried at Wetaug Monday.  She leaves a husband, one child and many relatives to mourn her sad loss.  (Ullin)

             (Her name was not Mrs. Hamblin, but was Mrs. McCommons.  Ira Otis McCommons married Arminda Jane Mowery on 19 Feb 1902, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Her marker in Mission Chapel Cemetery near Dongola reads:  Arminda J. McCommons Born Jan. 28, 1874, Died March 2, 1907.—Darrel Dexter) 

Friday, 15 Mar 1907:
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Powers, of this city, died Tuesday night.
J. L. Caster, aged 43 years, a widower, and brother of County Judge L. G. and Deputy Sheriff R. J. Caster, of this city, and son of Mrs. D. A. Caster, of Olmsted, died at a hospital in Hot Springs, Ark., Tuesday of this week from injuries received in a lead mine twelve years ago.  The body arrived at Cairo Wednesday night and yesterday morning was taken to Olmsted where the funeral and burial took place.  The deceased grew to manhood in this county and some years ago went to Texas, in which state Missouri and Arkansas he has since resided.
Dewitt Calbert, 17 years of age, son of Allen Calbert, a popular colored man living near America, while out hunting Saturday morning with his cousin, Jessie McNeile, about the same age, the gun in the hands of Jessie was accidentally discharged, the bullet entering Dewitt’s head inflicting a wound from which he died that afternoon.
The remains of Mrs. S. O. Fields, of Belknap, followed by a large concourse of friends, were brought here (Grand Chain) Tuesday and interred in the Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. M. Riddle has returned from Brookhaven, Miss., where she was called on account of the death of Mrs. Minnie Bills, her daughter.  (Olmsted)
Mrs. William Schwartz went to Belleville Thursday in answer to a telegram stating her mother was very low with pneumonia.  (Grand Chain)
Mrs. Cheek received word Saturday that her sister-in-law at Greencastle, Ind., was near death’s door and she departed immediately for that place.  (Ullin)
Mr. Sam Bass, of Elco, recently lost his little 18-month-old babe.
Arthur Britt, of Cache Post office, lately lost his little 2-month-old infant.

Mr. and Mrs. John Sydenstricker desire to thank the people of Ullin and Wetaug for their kindness to them during the illness and death and the funeral of Mrs. Sydenstricker’s mother, Mrs. Anna Casper McMullen, who died here (Ullin) Saturday night of pneumonia and who was buried Monday at Wetaug.  Her obituary will appear elsewhere in this paper.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Britt died last week.  Rev. Kirkman preached the funeral sermon and the child was interred in Concord Cemetery.  Mr. and Mrs. Britt lost another infant about a year ago, sot they feel doubly bereaved.  (Curry)

(Two markers in Concord Cemetery next to Arthur and Elsie Britt read:  Orlen Britt 1907-1907. Pearl Britt 1905-1906.—Darrel Dexter)
The grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cauble, aged 3 days, was found dead in bed, supposed to have been suffocated during the night.  (Curry)

Mrs. Anna Casper McMullen died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Sydenstricker in Ullin, Saturday, March 9, 1907.  She was born in Union County sixty-one years ago, and she leaves seven children living and had three children dead.  The funeral took place at Wetaug Cemetery, services conducted in the Reformed church.  She was a kind and loving mother and a good friend to all who knew her, ever kind and sympathizing to those in trouble and sickness.  She will be missed and her place left vacant.  To the bereaved relatives and friend we extend deepest sympathy in this sad hour.

(John B. Sydekstricker married Laura Casper on 7 Jul 1895, in Union Co., Ill.  Moses Casper married Anna Hoffner on 27 Sep 1863, in Union Co., Ill.  William H. McMullin married Mrs. Anna Casper on 23 Jan 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 22 Mar 1907:
Miss Minnie Mobley, aged 19 years, died at her home in this city last Sunday of tuberculosis.  Her remains were taken to Chattanooga, Tenn., for burial.
Alice Shanklin, colored, died Tuesday morning and was buried in Ullin cemetery Wednesday.  She had a policy in Metropolitan Life for $200.
Mr. Harris, the insurance man, was up from Mound City and settled the claim of Alice Shanklin, deceased.
Mr. Stovall, colored, living west of town, lost his 10-month-old baby Friday.
Grandma Eastwood has been suffering a month past with a goiter on her neck and feebleness.  Her days are but a few on earth, but when life here is ended, she will meet many near friends who have gone before.  She is living with her only child, Mrs. M. M. Bundschuh. (Curry)

(Charles G. Bundschuh married Mary M. Eastwood on 12 Mar 1882, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Found Dead on Street.

DuQuoin—Thomas Bowlen, a well-known citizen of this city, was found dead at the corner of West Main and Walnut streets.  He was the son of John A. Bowlen, a former member of the Illinois legislature, who gained notoriety throughout southern Illinois as the victim of the gold brick scheme.
A sad accident occurred Monday afternoon about 4 o’clock, when little Ralph Gatton, a twelve-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gatton, while trying to hop a freight train on the I. C. north of Mounds was thrown under the wheels near the engine and the entire train passed over his lower limbs and mangled in a frightful manner from the effects of which he died about 7 o’clock the same evening.  The sad funeral was held in the Congregational church and conducted by the Pastor Vivian Moses.  The public schools were closed and the house was packed with sympathizing friends of the family.  (Mounds)

(Eugene Gatton married Cynthia Welton on 24 Dec 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 29 Mar 1907:
Mr. George S. Bride, a well-known and popular farmer residing three miles northeast of Villa Ridge, died Thursday noon of this week, at his home and of pneumonia. He was about 52 years of age, and leaves wife and five small children.  Mrs. Bride is a sister of the Britton bothers of this city, Mounds and Pulaski.  The deceased had been a resident of this county for thirty-five years.
Policeman Doud of Cairo was murdered last Thursday in a house of prostitution in that city by Marvin Boren an I. C. R. R. switchman, who was drunk and has a wife and one child.  The policeman was fearfully stabbed twice in the bowels.  The murderer was caught and is in jail.  The policeman is said to be been an excellent man.

(A marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  In Memory of Patrick J. Doud Died March 22, 1907, Aged 37 Yrs.—Darrel Dexter)
Sunday afternoon the body of an unknown man was found dead in Cache River near the I. C. bridge.  He had been dead some days.  He was thought to be the same man who was in town a short time ago, selling potato knives and slaw cutters, as some pieces of potatoes were found in his pocket.  He was buried in the way that the county buries the unknown dead, on the right-of-way of the I. C. R. R. (Ullin)


Hamilton Aldred died at his home near Pulaski Thursday of consumption.  He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gatton desire to thank their many friends for their kindness and sympathy shown them during the sad bereavement and their prayers will ever be that “your dear boys may take warning and be spared from such a merciless death beneath the car wheels.”  (Mounds)
George Bride, of Liberty is reported quite sick with pneumonia fever at this writing.  (Mounds)
Mrs. Spore died here (Olmsted) last Friday night after a long and tedious sickness.  Mrs. Spore was a sister of Mrs. Martin Dendinger of this village.

Friday, 5 Apr 1907:
The funeral of the late George S. Bride, announcement of whose sudden death was made in this paper last week, took place Friday afternoon last at Liberty M. E. Church, Rev. Campbell of Villa Ridge, officiating.  His remains were buried in the same church cemetery, beside those of his brother and one child.  The deceased was born at Rochester, Vt., in 1851, and he came to Pulaski County twenty-eight years ago.  He was married to Ida S. Britton, his widow, in 1889, and leaves her and six small children, his father, mother and sister still residing in Vermont, and a brother, H. A. Bride, of near Pulaski, this county, as near relative mourners of his death.  Mr. Bride was a good citizen, husband and father, and an honorable and upright man.

(George S. Bride married Ida S. Britton on 25 Mar 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Millie D. Sneed, of this city, died early Sunday morning and the remains were taken to Hillerman for burial.  She leaves a husband and two children, the youngest an infant of only a day or two old.
At 11 p.m. Easter Sunday occurred the death of Mrs. Phoebe C. Earl, mother of Mrs. George V. Howard, at her home on North Main Street.  Mrs. Earl was an old resident of Mound City.  She was born in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, in 1845, and came to Mound City with her family in 1864, where she engaged in mercantile business and has been here ever since.  She is well known in the business houses in Cairo. She had been in ill health for the past three years, but had been confined to her bed about three months.  Four children survive her, Mrs. Mary Ford, of Ravenwood, W. Va., Charles T. Clawson, of Missouri, Miss Margaret Lux, of Caruthersville, Mo., and Mrs. George B. Howard, of this city.  Funeral at M. E. church conducted by Rev. B. F. Utley.  Burial at Beech Grove Cemetery.

(J. H. Earl married Mrs. P. C. Clawson on 12 Sep 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  George B. Howard married Abigail Clawson on 1 Jul 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  George Lux married Margaret Clawson on 1 Jul 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The infant son of John Pool and wife west of town (Ullin), died last Thursday and was buried Friday afternoon in Ullin Cemetery.  Services conducted in M. E. church by Mr. Cecil, Rev. Kirkman, being absent.
A daughter of Mr. Edmunds, colored, living near town, died Saturday and as buried in Ullin Cemetery Monday afternoon.  She had a policy in the Metropolitan Life and the Forresters amounting to about $250.
R. L. Britton and family attended the funeral of his brother-in-law George Bride Friday.
Uncle John Hogan of Cairo came up this morning and walked up to his boyhood home some two miles north of town to make measurements of the graves of his father and mother preparatory to erecting a nice iron fence around the graves, the fence posts to be set in concrete.  Uncle John and his brother, Col. Dan Hogan, formerly of Mound City, are having the work done jointly.  We were glad to meet Uncle John, as he is an old landmark of this vicinity and it carries us back to boyhood days when Uncle and Aunt Hogan lived on the little farm where now lie their forms moldering in silent dust.  The two subjects of this sketch were two loveable old people.  How well the writer remembers what a treat it used to be to visit them.  They tried to make everyone happy while in their home and especially the little boys and girls. (Olmsted)

Friday, 12 Apr 1907:
The remains of little Miss Lottie Halleberg, who died at the home of her uncle, H. D. Meyer, and wife in Chameta, N. M., last week, arrived here Saturday accompanied by Mrs. Meyer, her mother and son.  The funeral took place Sunday afternoon from the Episcopal church, burial in Beech Grove Cemetery beside her father and sister.  Mrs. James Adams and Miss Gussie Halleberg, of Memphis, the latter a sister of the deceased, attended the funeral.  Mrs. Meyer will visit here a few days, when she will go to Memphis before returning home.
Mrs. Anthony George died at her home near Wetaug last week.  She was eighty-five years of age and had become stone blind several months before her death.  She was buried at Mt. Pisgah graveyard.

(Her marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:  Louesa George Born Feb. 2, 1820 Died March 29, 1907, Aged 87 Yrs., 1 Mo., & 27 Ds.  We cannot tell who next may fall, Beneath thy chastening rod.  One must be first, but let us all prepare to meet our God.—Darrel Dexter)
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoopaw who live on Railroad Street, died last week Tuesday evening and was taken to New Liberty for burial Friday.

(George Hoopaw married Jessie Lentz on 14 May 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Amy Lingle, wife of Monroe Lingle, aged 71 years 10 months, and 24 days, died at her home five miles southeast of Dongola, Saturday, March 30, 1907.  She was a native of North Carolina, was married to Mr. Lingle, August 24, 1852, to which union thirteen children were born—eight boys and five girls.  Two of the boys and one girl precede her to the glory world.

(Monroe G. W. Lingle married Amy Beaver on 24 Aug 1852, in Union Co., Ill.  Her marker in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dongola reads:  Amy wife of Monroe Lingle Born May 6, 1835 Died March 30, 1907 Aged 71 Ys., 10 Ms., & 24 Ds.  As a wife, devoted.  As a mother, affectionate.  As a friend, ever kind and true.—Darrel Dexter)
Trial for Murder.

On the third Monday of this month at Wickliffe, Ky., the trial of Ben Walden and one of the Miller boys will be held for the murder committed some months ago at a saw mill camp opposite Mound City.  It is expected to develop much interest although it is believed that conviction will be difficult.  Report is that one witness, a woman, will swear that she saw Walden fire a shot in the direction of the murdered man and just before the shooting heard him declare that he intended to kill somebody.  It is not known that Walden had any grudge against the dead man, or any motive for killing him.  The evidence against Miller is said to be less direct.  Both men are out on bond—Cairo Bulletin.
An old colored man, Mr. Bennett, a pensioner living near town died Sunday.
E. Chisholm, of this place (Villa Ridge), was stricken with paralysis recently.  His entire left side is involved.  He had two other attacks some time ago, but they were so light he said nothing of them.  He is a widower, his wife having died some two years ago and he has only two little children at home, his daughter having married recently.
A prominent colored man named Charles Cross died here (Villa Ridge) last week of consumption.
Mrs. Georgia Babgy, a resident and old friend of ours, departed this life last Friday, April 5th, of consumption.  Her remains were taken to Grand Chain for interment.  Uncle Mat Bagby had charge of the funeral and is looking with a fatherly eye after the children of four in number. (Olmsted)

(M. H. Bagby married Georgie Brown on 7 Sep 1892, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The remains of Mrs. Georgia Bagby of Olmsted were brought here (Grand Chain) Saturday eve and interred in the Masonic cemetery.

Friday, 19 Apr 1907:
Died, in Mound City, Ill., April 16th, 1907, Mrs. Henrietta Collins, aged 67 years, 2 months and 8 days.  Deceased was born in Elizabethtown, Illinois, and has resided in this city for seventeen years past, making her home much of the time with her son, John.  Her surviving children are W. H. Edwards, of Memphis, Tenn., Dolph Edwards, of St. Louis, John S., Otto, and Claud Edwards of this city, and three daughters, Mrs. Will Nicholas, of Memphis, Mrs. J. Bethel of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Jed Williams, of Mounds.  Funeral took place Wednesday at 1 p.m. in M. E. church; interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Death of John Stoltz.

John Stoltz, aged 35 years, brother of Mrs. George E. Betts, and Mrs. Frank W. Handley, of this city, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo last Monday morning, after an illness of nearly two years, from a complication of diseases.  The deceased was a former resident of this city, well known and popular, and of late years had been a bartender.  Some years ago he was engaged in the livery business in Cairo.  Funeral was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Handley, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Juny of the Episcopal church, and interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.  The deceased leaves also two other sisters and a brother:  Mrs. John Johnson, of Chicago, Mrs. Charles Rennenberg, of Louisville, Ky., and George Stoltz, of Hannibal, Mo.

(George E. Betts married Louise F. Stoltz on 1 Nov 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  John Johnson married Emma Stoltz on 24 Dec 1884, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Charles W. Rennenberg married Alice Stoltz on 17 Feb 1886, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Methodist Minister Dead.

Ridgway—Francis A. Sanbach, aged __, died at the home of his son, T. E. Sanbach, here.  He was born in the state of Maryland and for twenty-five years was a prominent Methodist minister in that state, retiring from the ministry several years ago, owing to his failing health.
Sherman Coleman, a former resident of Ullin and a brother to our townsman, Jerome Coleman, died from the effects of morphine at Dongola Monday night.  Coleman was addicted to the drink habit and his custom was to take a dose of morphine to close a drunken spree.  Whether he took the fatal dose for suicidal intent or not, seems to be unknown.
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bourland and daughter, Ruth, were called to Cairo this week to see their daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson, who was ill.  Mrs. Johnson’s infant son died recently and was brought to Concord Cemetery for burial.  (Ullin)

(Adam Bourland married Victorine Walters on 11 Nov 1880, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
William Perkins, a prominent and wealthy colored man of our town, died at his home on Elm Street Thursday night.  (Mounds)

Friday, 26 Apr 1907:
R. H. Masters died at his home in this city last Friday morning.  He had been sick since Wednesday and his death came as a shock to his wife and friends.  He has made Mound City his home for the past year and was a shoemaker by trade, being in Al Schuler’s shoe store for some time past.  He was married two months ago to Mrs. Fannie Richmond, of this city, and besides his wife, he is survived by a father, three sisters, and three brothers, who live in Tennessee.  His remains were buried in Unity Cemetery.

The undersigned sisters and brother of the late John Stoltz desire to hereby extend their thanks to many friends in Cairo and Mound City for many kind and sympathetic acts during his recent illness and burial. 
Mrs. F. W. Handley
Mrs. George E. Betts
George Stoltz
Friday, 3 May 1907:
Death of W. R. Crain.
Another Old and Esteemed Citizen Passes into the Great Beyond.

William R. Crain was born in Miami County, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1834, and died at his farm home two miles north of Mounds, Pulaski County, Ill., about 10 o’clock p.m. Friday, April 26, 1907, after an illness of some time.  Mr. Crain spent his boyhood days upon his father’s Ohio farm, and came to Pulaski County in 1858, while yet quite young and poor, locating upon the present home farm of 400 acres, now occupied by his son, William R. Crain, Jr., which is all under cultivation, and is one of the splendid farms of this county.

Mr. Crain pursued his farm interests with vigor until 1860, when the war cloud hung heavy over this country and shots at Fort Sumter shook the very foundation of our government, young Crain was not slow to hear the unmistakable call to duty and dropping his hoe he hastened to the front and offered himself as a private in Capt. James Bartleson’s Company I, 81st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  He saw active service at Port Gibson, Raymond, Siege of Vicksburg, Red River, and many other engagements and was promoted for meritorious services.

On Feb. 2, 1862, during the startling events of civil war, our young hero was married to Miss Mary A. Spence, a native of Pulaski County.  After the war clouds had rolled away, our heroic citizen returned to his quiet home in dear old Pulaski County, where he has been blessed with a happy family of seven children, and lived to see them all grown to manhood and womanhood and comfortably situated.  His first wife, his son, James L., and daughter, Mrs. Joseph Bour, died a few years ago, but the other five, Warren E., Miss Alma, Lewis F., Mrs. R. B. Goe, and William R. Crain, Jr., still live in and around the old homestead.  In February 1894, Mr. Crain was married to Miss Charlotte Spence, the widow who now mourns his death.

Mr. Crain was a charter member of Villa Ridge Lodge No. 562 of A. F. & A. M., which was transferred to Mound City, where he has since been an active member.

Politically Mr. Crain was a life-long Republican.  He has served the people of this county as county commissioner and was for twelve years justice of the peace, and filled many minor offices.  Religiously he did not belong to any church, but took Christ and the Golden Rule as the principles of good citizenship.

Mr. Crain leaves a wife, five children, one brother and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  He was a loving husband, a kind father and one of our best citizens.

The funeral occurred at the family residence 2 o’clock p.m. Monday, April 29th, 1907, conducted by Rev. C. W. Campbell, of the Villa Ridge M. E. Church, assisted by Rev. B. F. Utley, of Mound City, and Rev. A. R. Bosworth, of Villa Ridge.

The corpse was followed by a long procession to the Villa Ridge Cemetery where the services were concluded according to the rites of the Masonic order by members of Mound City Lodge.

(William R. Crain married Mary A. Spence on 2 Mar 1862, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  He married Charlotta A. Spence on 21 Feb 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Joseph Bour married Emma Crain on 17 Dec 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Reeder B. Goe married Mary Crain on 30 Jun 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Burned to Death.

Rosa Elizabeth Fought, aged 3 years, was burned to death Tuesday evening, April 16.  She was a child of Lewis Fought, who lives five miles east of Grand Chain.  She and her little brother were playing around a burning stump in the field where their father was working when her clothes caught fire and burned her to unconsciousness before aid could reach her.  Dr. Doty was summoned, but to no avail.  Death was the only relief.  She only lived a few hours, when her soul departed to the one who gave it.  The entire community sympathizes with the bereaved ones in the great sorrow.  But human consolation is weak, for it is his will, God’s will, not ours be done.  It should be consoling to them to know she has gone to live with the great keeper and comforter of children, the one who said, “Suffer the little children to come until me, forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of Heaven.”  Funeral services were conducted at the chapel by Rev. Cox of the M. E. church after which the remains were conveyed to their last resting place in Ohio Cemetery.

(Louis M. Faught married Mary C. Lentz on 21 Jan 1893, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Annie O’Daniels, sentenced to the penitentiary from Pulaski County in 1897 for murder, has been granted a pardon by the state board of pardons.

For the many acts of kindness extended the family during the recent illness and death of our beloved husband and father, we desire to hereby extended our most sincere thanks.
Mrs. W. R. Crain
W. E. Crain
Alma Crain
L. F. Crain
Mrs. R. B. Goe
W. R. Crain
May 1, 1907
Resolutions of Respect.
Hall of Trinity Lodge No. 562
A. F. & A. M.
Mound City, Ill., May 1, 1907

Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty Ruler of the universe to take from our midst our beloved brother, William R. Crain; therefore be it Resolved by Trinity Lodge No. 562, A. F. & A. M., that by the death of Brother Crain our Lodge has been deprived of a true and loyal Brother; that the community in which he lived has lost a benevolent citizen; that the family has been deprived of a loving companion.  That in respect to 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 the deceased Brother; that a copy be spread upon the Lodge record, and also be published in the Enterprise and the Mound City Sun.
E. P. Easterday
J. F. Hargan
Hall Whiteaker
Those who attended the funeral of Mrs. E. A. Swayne of Mounds Monday were Messrs. and Mesdames J. W. Rowley, C. H. Brown, B. R. Moore, R. H. Porterfield, Messrs. Pat Mullen, W. S. Rogers, Frank Brown, Ray Manwaring, S. P. Manwaring, and Harry Moore; Mesdames R. M. Brown, C. A. Moore, Ada Oliver, T. J. Oliver, and L. Shoder. (Pulaski)
Auntie Swain died at her home on the corner of Second and Oak streets (Mounds) Friday night.  She was about 82 years of age and had been in feeble health for some time.  Quite a number of residents and friends from a distance attended the funeral. 
We noticed the following G. A. R. boys in attendance at the funeral of the late W. R. Crain:  Capt. Bartleson, Col. Thomas Hostler, Maj. S. O. Lewis, A. D. Butler, Uriah Butler, G. W. Green, Eli Armstrong, James Speers, I. H. Edwards, H. C. Ashbaugh, and long may they live to share the honors of this grand old prosperous union.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cline lost one of their twin babies last week, a little son.  They have our sincere sympathy.  (Ullin)

Friday, 10 May 1907:
C. S. Bundschuh and John McClellan attended the funeral of Henry Atherton at Liberty Cemetery Sunday

(A marker in Liberty Cemetery reads:  James H. Atherton Born April 6, 1887 Died May 3, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Hargis Rhodes (colored), living near town, received the sad news of the death of her son in a railroad wreck at San Francisco Monday.  He was employed by the Pullman Company, and met his death while on duty.  He had a $2,000 life insurance policy payable to his mother.  The body will be shipped to Ullin for burial.

(A marker in Ullin Cemetery with a Masonic emblem reads:  Manzo A. Rhodes Born Dec. 1, 1867 Died May 5, 1907.  Gone but not forgotten.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 17 May 1907:
The wife of Prof. C. M. Thompson, colored, is reported critically ill at their home, and her recovery is doubtful.
Ben Krise, of Barlow, Ky., who was well known in Mound City, died at his home Friday of pneumonia after an illness of but eight days.  He leaves a wife and four children.
Oscar Burkstaller, a former employee in W. L. Burnley’s grocery store this city, died at his home in St. Louis Thursday last and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery here last Sunday afternoon.  He was a brother of Mrs. McNichols, and leaves a wife and two children.

(Oscar Burkstaller married Mrs. Maggie Pearson on 15 Dec 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Samuel McNichols married Maggie Burkstaller on 8 Oct 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Annie O’Daniels, of this county, who was sentenced to the penitentiary at Joliet about ten years ago for murder, and whose sentence was lately commuted to expire July 1, 1907, died Saturday morning.  The body was sent to her relatives at Mounds for burial.
Rich Man Slain by Robbers.

DuQuoin—A wealthy man believed to be Joe Mangol, who said he was the owner of a large farm near St. Louis, was killed by robbers south of here.
The body of M. A. Rhodes, who was killed in a railroad accident in California, arrived here (Ullin) Tuesday morning from Oakland, Cal.  Funeral services and burial were conducted Wednesday, May 15th
Mrs. Anna Bell, wife of Prof. C. M. Thompson, colored, died at their home in this city last Saturday of consumption, and was buried Monday.  A large number of persons attended the funeral.

(Cicero M. Thompson married Anna R. Richerson on 22 Dec 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Section Foreman Kills Negro.

Cairo—George Wooden, a negro and former police officer, was shot and almost instantly killed by Joe Causey, a white man, section foreman of the Cairo Electric and Traction Company.  The shooting resulted from a quarrel over a negro boy who had stolen a ride on a streetcar and had been chased by Causey into Wooden’s grocery.
Captured Santa Anna’s Cork Leg.

McLeansboro—Maj. John B. Smith, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars, died at Thackery, aged 87.  At the battle of Cerro Gordo he aided in the capture of Santa Anna’s cork leg.  In the Civil War he served in the 40th Illinois Infantry.  He was a Baptist minister.
Mrs. Malinda Horton, living in the country near Pulaski, died Tuesday and was buried at New Hope Cemetery Wednesday.

Friday, 31 May 1907:
Mrs. Elizabeth Conder, known by her friends as Aunt Lizzie, died at her home on north Main Street early Monday morning of apoplexy.  She, with her sister, Mrs. Rollett, who is totally blind, have lived together in a little cottage for some time.  A brief service was held at the residence Monday afternoon and the remains, accompanied by Rev. I. A. Humberd, were taken to near Chester for burial.  Her blind sister, Aunt Mary, will make her home here after with her nephew, John Rollet, a few miles in the country.
Mrs. G. W. Green, of Villa Ridge, who has been in poor health for some time, died at the hospital in Cairo, Sunday morning about 9 a.m., May 26, 1907.  She was brought home and the funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.

To the friends who rendered us deeds of kindness or extended sympathy to us during the recent sickness and death of our beloved daughter and wife, we most ardently offer our thanks.  Our prayer is that the “Still Small Voice” may whisper words of comfort to you in all of life’s afflictions.
Mrs. Annie Rucker
C. M. Thompson

(Benjamin F. Rucker married Mrs. Anna Lightfoot on 18 Jul 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

I desire to thank my neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of my beloved sister.
Aunt Mary Rollett
John Snell, an old resident of Butter Ridge died Saturday and was buried Sunday at Cache Chapel.  Services were conducted by Rev. Bartley to a large attendance.

(His marker in Cache Chapel Cemetery near Ullin reads:  J. F. Snell Born Sept. 21, 1839 Died May 25, 1907.  Martha J. Snell Born April 19, 1843 Died May 14, 1881.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 7 Jun 1907:
The wife of Henry Chamberlin, residing near America, aged about sixty years, died last Sunday night of paralysis.  The family are old residents of that locality.

(Henry Chamberlain married Elizabeth J. Pearson on 24 Jan 1864, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
A colored woman named Anderson from Carbondale was fatally hurt here Friday morning last.  She with her husband spent Decoration Day here and expected to spend the night in Cairo with friends.  At the Big Four Depot they got separated in the big crowd, he going to Cairo and she remaining here.  After spending some hours hunting for him and finding no train going to Cairo that night she started to walk there along the railroad and reached a short distance below the chair factory when a fast freight came along, and in some unknown manner struck her, though not running over her.  The railroad men saw the accident and reported it at the depot at once.  She died Friday morning, and an hour or less later her husband arrived here and was astounded to find her dead.
Mr. Erb Wilson, a former I. C. R. R. stenographer, at Mounds, died at the home of his parents in Jackson, Tenn., Monday last.  He had many friends here and at Mounds who are pained to learn of his death.
Aged Minister Dead.

Anna—The death is announced at his home near this city of Rev. Levi Davis, aged 86, and for more than 60 years a minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  He was a member of the first presbytery held in Illinois, at Shawneetown, in 1840.

(Levi Davis married Esther Casper on 12 Aug 1841, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The funeral of Miss Mollie Pollock was held in Villa Ridge last Sunday.  The church was packed.  Rarely is a funeral attended by so much genuine sorrow.  She had been one of the faithful ones in the church.  As organist and teacher as well a superintendent of the junior league, she had done much to emphasize Christianity in the lives of the young and encourage all her fellow workers.
Less than a week previous, the funeral of Mrs. George Green occurred.  She too was greatly beloved throughout the church and community.  Two homes on earth are lonely.  Two pilgrims on earth have passed to their reward.  May the Lord raise up many to emulate their noble lives.  The sympathy of the whole community is with the bereaved ones.
Miss Mollie Pollock died at her home in Villa Ridge Friday, May 31, 1907.  The funeral was largely attended and the services were held in the M. E. church conducted by Rev. C. W. Campbell Sunday, June 2, at 3 o’clock.
Miss Lydia Depew attended the funeral of Miss Mollie Pollock at Villa Ridge Sunday.
A great tragedy occurred last Saturday night that upset the peace and quietude of the people of the village.  One Dan Laddy, who was either drunk or had an attack of American dementia brainstorm or emotional insanity, shot and killed his good wife, Rutha Laddy, for what no one knows.  But it is an evident fact for Samuel Woods empanelled a coroner’s jury and held an inquest over the remains.  Said jury’s verdict was that Rutha Laddy came to her death by a pistol shot in the hands of her husband, Dan Latty, and therefore we the jurors hereby hold the said Dan Latty without bail to appear before the next grand jury.

Friday, 14 Jun 1907:
A blind man led by a dog and selling shoestrings for a livelihood, visited this city a few days ago and from here went to Cairo.  A streetcar struck him while in his rounds, from which he has since died.  Perhaps we may have streetcars here some day and kill blind people.

To the Rev. Father Engel, our many friends and relatives, we wish to extend our thanks and appreciation for the sympathy and courtesies shown us in our late sad bereavement, in the loss of our dear son and brother Will.  Also for the floral offerings.
T. C. Mahoney and family.
We desire to thank our neighbors and friends for their kind held and sympathy during the recent illness and death of our baby.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Cunningham.
William Mahoney, of Mounds, died in San Antonio, Texas, and was brought home Saturday night.  The funeral and interment at Beech Grove Cemetery Monday.  The deceased was the youngest son of the T. C. Mahoney, of Valley Recluse and has been in poor health some time.
Inebriate a Suicide.

Carmi—Courting death because of his inability to quit strong drink, John Estrado, a Greek railroad laborer, threw himself in front of a handcar on the Big Four railroad in the yards in this city and was crushed to death.
War Hero and Politician Dies.

Pinckneyville—Capt. Horace W. Adams, chairman of the board of county commissioners of Perry County, died here of stomach trouble.  He was born in Courtland County, New York and was 78 years of age.

(Horace W. Adams married Fannie M. Ray on 30 Jun 1867, in Perry Co., Ill.  Horace W. Adams married Mrs. Sarah M. Campbell on 28 Nov 1872, in Perry Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Spillman Funeral at DuQuoin.

DuQuoin—The funeral services of Rev. Thomas Edward Spillman, one of the oldest Presbyterian ministers in Illinois, were held at the First Presbyterian Church.

Friday, 21 Jun 1907:
W. B. Wedgewood, aged 82 years, died Saturday last at the home of his son three miles north of this city, and was buried Sunday at Beechgrove Cemetery.  Mr. Wedgewood was an old resident of the county, coming here in 1862 as an employee in the Mound City shipyards.  Mr. C. F. Wedgewood, son of the deceased, and his wife, take this means of extending their sincere thanks to friends for favors and other acts of brotherly kindness extended them on the above-mentioned occasion.
Death of William Neadstine.

William Neadstine, for more than thirty years a prominent resident of Mound City, died at his home in this city last Tuesday at 1:30 a.m., of pneumonia.  He was taken ill last Thursday from supposed exposure at the cement block factory.

The deceased was 55 years and three months of age, and formerly conducted the National Hotel in this city, and when he retired from the hotel business retained the saloon in the same building.  He was an industrious and energetic man, and for some years past has been engaged with A. Q. McCracken in the manufacture of cement blocks.  He leaves a widow, one daughter, Miss Jessie, and two sons, Harry, the druggist, and George.  The funeral services were held at the family residence Wednesday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. F. A. Juny, interment in Beech Grove Cemetery at 3 p.m.  The funeral and burial was largely attended.

We desire to hereby thank the many friends and neighbors for acts of kindness extended us during the recent illness and burial of our beloved husband and father.
Mrs. William Neadstine and family
W. B. Wedgewood died at his country home in Valley Recluse Friday night, June 14, 1907, and was buried Sunday at Beech Grove Cemetery.  Mr. Wedgewood was an old and highly respected citizen of this county.
Bell’s store was closed from last Friday morning until Monday on account of the death and funeral of George Bell’s sister, who died in El Reno, Okla.

Friday, 28 Jun 1907:
Mrs. Leroy Whalen and Mr. H. R. Pierce, two old colored citizens of this place, have passed into the great hereafter this week.  The latter was an Odd Fellow and was buried with lodge honors.
Newspaper Man Dead.

Cairo—Oscar J. Buettner of Chicago dropped dead from apoplexy on the steamer Cape Girardeau.  Mr. Buettner had come down from St. Louis on the boat with the Egyptian Hustler excursion and was accompanied by his wife and sister.  He was in charge of the Illinois agencies of the Chicago Tribune.
Eck Connor, wife and family were called to Tuscola to the bedside of their daughter, Miss Pearl Connor, who is very low with typhoid fever.
Will Victor and wife of Grand Chain were here (Ullin) last week to attend the funeral of their uncle, William Hanks.
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Walton, (colored) died Tuesday and was buried in the Ullin cemetery Wednesday.
William Hanks, an old resident and respected citizen of Ullin, died last Thursday night of consumption.  Mr. Hanks had been ill for many months.  He was buried Saturday at Cache Chapel, services conducted by Rev. Kirkman to a large attendance.  The bereaved family has our deepest sympathy.

(William Hanks married Mrs. Florence Belle Swygart on 16 Jan 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter.)

Friday, 5 Jul 1907:
James, the nine-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ford, died Monday evening of congestion of the brain, after a short illness.  Short funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon by B. F. Utley, after which Mr. Ford accompanied the remains to Tamaroa for burial.
Body Found in Well.

Benton—The body of Thomas Prichard, of Princeton, Ind., who disappeared two weeks ago, has been found in a well near Sesser.  He is believed to have been murdered.
Carmi Youth Drowned.

Carmi—While at play with four companions in the Wabash River, George Robinson, 17 years old, was drowned.

Friday, 12 Jul 1907:
Brief mention was made in the paper last week of the killing of Hank Waters at Pulaski on the Fourth, by Jesse Hutchinson, both colored men.  The report is that Waters slapped a colored girl near the colored restaurant, for something, and Jesse took it upon himself to resent it.  A fight took place and Jesse drawing a revolver, Waters ran for the opposite side of the street where he fell dead, Jesse having fired five shots at him.  The murderer is known as a bad man, and Sheriff Bankston brought him here and placed him in jail Friday.

(Jesse Hutchinson married Amanda Washington on 2 Jul 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Culberson lost their 18-month-old girl one day last week of cholera infantum.  (Olmsted)

Friday, 19 Jul 1907:
Dies a Martyr for Humanity

DENVER, COLO., July 13.—That the cause of medical science might be advanced and the condition of thousands of suffering asthmatics might be ameliorated, Dr. W. L. Robinson, a well known physician and surgeon, yesterday gave up his life.

Dr. Robinson, 36 years old and one of the most promising physicians in the state, deliberately experimented upon himself in Loveland, with a dose of antitoxin, and, as a result, a short time after he had injected the substance his face and lips turned black and in a few minutes he was dead, a martyr to the cause of suffering humanity.

Dr. Robinson was seized with an attack of asthma, from which he had been suffering for some time.  For several months he had been experimenting with antitoxin as a cure.  He said to Dr. M. M. Bailey, whom he had called in, that it was a good time to learn the efficacy of anti-toxin and proceeded to give himself an injection.  Shortly afterwards his face and lips turned black.  He tore his collar from his neck, crying that he must have air and in a few minutes fell to the floor dead.

Dr. Bailey asserts that Dr. Robinson died from a sudden attack of asthma.  The coroner will be called upon the make an investigation.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat.

This physician is W. W. Robinson, an own cousin of Dr. L. F. Robinson, of Ullin.  He read medicine with Dr. Robinson eleven or twelve years ago.  He graduated with high honors, at the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, and practiced medicine a little better than one year in this state.  His health failed and he moved to Denver, Colo., after remaining at Denver for one year his health had returned, he went then to Loveland, and practiced for about six years.  When they went to irrigating around Loveland he broke down again and then went to Mexico, remaining there about one year and regained his health again.  He then returned to Loveland where he died.  This young man was a self-made man, a hard student, and a man of the best habits and morals.

(William W. Robinson married Pearl E. Mackey on 18 Sep 1899, in Anna, Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
M.J. McBride, Jim Tobin, Morice Clancy and Dan Behrant, four of our (Mounds’) most substantial farmers, near America, drove down to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. L. D. Raub, which took place at the residence of her son, Fred Raub, on Blanche Avenue at 2:30 p.m. July 16,1907.  Conducted by the Rev. Vivian Moses of the Congregational church.  Interment in the Thistlewood Cemetery.
Lulu Edna Newell, wife of John Newell, living west of town (Ullin), died July 10, interment in the Ullin Cemetery the following day; funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kirkman.  Mrs. Newell’s death was due to consumption.  But through it all she bore her suffering with Christian patience and fortitude.  She was only 22 years of age when the grim reaper called her hence.  ‘Tis sad indeed to see a life go out in the silence beyond so young.  But we must submit to Him who doeth all things, for the best.

Friday, 26 Jul 1907:
Rollin Ervin, the three-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hite Hillerich, died at their home in this city Sunday last at 5:30 p.m. and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery Monday afternoon.
Death of M. Handley.

Manuel Handley, of this city, aged 62 years, 7 months and 12 days, died last Saturday noon, July 20, 1907, of dropsy, after an illness of some time.  The deceased was a ship carpenter by trade and came to Mound City in October 1878, from Grand Tower, Ill.  He was an old Ohio soldier during the rebellion and has always been one of Mound City’s good citizens.  He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters—H. V. and F. W. Handley, and Miss Myra Handley of this city, and Mrs. Fred E. Ward of Oklahoma City, Okla.; also a half sister and her daughter, of St. Louis, Mo., all of whom were present at the funeral.  Funeral was held Tuesday, July 23, at 1:30 p.m. from residence of his son, H. V. Handley, on north Main Street, services conducted by Rev. Juny of the Episcopal Church.  Burial in Beech Grove Cemetery, conducted by the Masonic lodge.

To the many friends who so kindly assisted us during the sad bereavement and funeral obsequies of our beloved husband and father, we desire to hereby express our sincere thanks.
Mrs. M. Handley and Family.

We, the undersigned, desire to hereby thank our many friends for kindnesses extended us during the recent illness and burial of our darling baby.
Mr. and Mrs. Hite Hillerich.

Friday, 2 Aug 1907:
Frank W. Capoot, of Memphis, Tenn., aged 34 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Capoot, of this city, died at his home in Memphis, on Monday last of congestion of the stomach, and body was brought here by relatives next day.  Funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the home of his parents, services being conducted by Rev. B. F. Utley.  Interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.  The deceased was born and grew to manhood in Mound City.  For some years he was chief clerk in the railroad offices at Bird’s Point, and later in railroad offices at Mounds.  He leaves two orphaned daughters and a son, his wife having died in this city one year ago.

(Frank W. Capoot married Mary Carter on 8 May 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  James Capoot married Mrs. Henrietta Jaccard on 11 Jun 1872, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  William T. Jaccard married Henrietta Stophlett on 25 Oct 1863, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mount Vernon’s First Mayor Buried.

Mount Vernon—The funeral of the late James Marion Pace, took place here.  Mr. Pace was Mount Vernon’s first mayor, a member of the first school board, first county superintendent and organizer and charter member of the Knights of Pythias lodge in this city.  The Mound Vernon military band led the funeral procession, followed by members of the city council, township and city school boards, city school teachers and Knights of Pythias lodge and hundred of friends in carriages and afoot.
The infant child of Frank Hickman died Tuesday, July 23rd, and was buried in Ullin Cemetery Wednesday following.

Friday, 9 Aug 1907:
Thomas F. Myers, the well-known and popular post master and merchant at Ullin, died at his home last Thursday night of rheumatism of the heart.  He had been postmaster of the town for many years.  A large number of persons from this city attended the funeral Sunday afternoon, an account of which will be found among our Ullin items. 


Lightning Kills Farmer

Mount Vernon—Charles Howard was killed by lightning while at work in a hay field on his farm south of this city.
Thursday evening about 8 o’clock the village (Ullin) was shocked when the news was given out that postmaster Thomas F. Myers was dead.  Death came suddenly and unexpectedly.  Mr. Myers had been ailing some time with rheumatism, but was improving and up and about his office.  He complained of feeling bad a few minutes previous to his death and went to bed and expired in a few minutes. The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon at the residence, exercise being conducted by Rev. Kirkman.  It was one of the largest funerals ever held in Ullin, many being present from abroad.  The remains were laid to rest in the Ullin Cemetery.  The casket that contained the remains was one of the latest style and was elaborately decorated with flowers.  Mr. Myers had been postmaster at this place for many years past, and was a prominent man in politics, being an ardent Republican.  He leaves a widow, who is almost prostrate over his sad demise.

(His marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:  Thomas F. Myers Died Aug. 1, 1907 Aged 55 Yrs., 5 Mos., 7 5 Dys.  Julia R. Myers Born Dec. 13, 1847 Died March 9, 1938.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 16 Aug 1907:
A young man named Harry Sullins, aged 17 years, dropped dead at the Illinois Hotel Tuesday forenoon from supposed congestive chill.  His remains were shipped to his home in Parker City, Ill.
Edward L. Reno, aged 45 years, assistant postmaster at Cairo, committed suicide perhaps last Thursday and his body was found Sunday by two colored women under a tree outside the Mississippi River levee.  Mr. Reno formerly resided near Caledonia, this county, and later in this city.  He leaves a wife and a son 17 years of age.

(Edward Reno married Anna H. Roberson on 17 May 1887, in Alexander Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Clue to Williams Killing.

Mount Vernon—Detectives investigating the mysterious killing of James L. Williams, an itinerant preacher, are searching for the two young men who were seen with Williams a short time before he was killed.  The detectives are said to have obtained a clue that will lead to the arrest of the murderers of Williams.
Skull Crushed by Train.

Carbondale—Bert Brooks, night switch tender in the Illinois Central yards here, was fatally injured by the passenger locomotive, and his skull crushed.  He had been working for the railroad company only three days.
Lee Wafford, a highly respected young colored man, of the Heights north of town (Mounds), died Thursday, August 8.  Lee had been a sufferer from consumption for a long time.
The two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gain Houserite died Saturday and was buried at Ohio Chapel Sunday.  (Grand Chain)

(Gain Housewright married Addy Summers on 2 Dec 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Douglass Wurrells died last Friday and was taken to Cypress Saturday for burial.  (Ullin)
E. L. Reno committed suicide in Cairo had many personal friends and relatives in this village (Olmsted).  He was clerk of the steamer James Fisk, Jr. for several years while his stepfather, T. B. Worthington, was pilot of the boat.
Charley Johnson, a colored man, died here (Olmsted) Tuesday.  His death was caused by exposure while at work in the mussel camp.

Friday, 23 Aug 1907:
Death of Mr. Glasco.

A. Gus Glasco, proprietor of the moving picture show in this and other cities in southern Illinois, died Wednesday night of this week in a St. Louis hospital, from appendicitis, and will be buried at their home in Anna today. For this reason the picture shows at the opera house in this city will be discontinued until further notice.  Mr. Glasco was an energetic and affable gentleman and made many friends here who will regret to learn of his death.

             (His marker in Jonesboro Cemetery reads:  A. Guss Glassco Born May 11, 1874 Died August 21, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)


Your committee to formulate a memorial upon the death of Frank Capoot, late a member of Mound City, (Ill.) Camp No., 5151, Modern Woodmen of America, who died at Memphis, Tenn., July 29, 1907, would beg leave to present the following: 

As the spirit of our neighbor has been summoned from earth into the world beyond, each member of the Modern Woodmen feels our bereavement when we remember the kind and gentle manners and the warm attachment that is felt for each co-laborer. In the death of our fellow worker we have lost a kind and true friend, who always had a pleasant smile and a kind word for us all, and while we bow in humble submission to this sore dispensation, we offer our deepest sympathy to the family, who are bereft of a kind and tender son and father.  May they ever look forward to that meeting in the realms of peace and love, where partings are no more, being consoled by the assurance that the memory of our departed neighbor whom they esteemed so highly will ever be held in the loving remembrance of each of us.  Therefore, in token of our esteem for our departed neighbor, we appropriately drape our charter for a period of thirty days, present a copy of these our most sincere utterance to the family, spread them upon our minutes, and furnish the same to Mound City Sun and Enterprise for publication.
Respectfully submitted,
Lylle A. Murphy
X. Dillsworth
W. T. Garrett, Committee
Resolutions of Respect.

Whereas, it has pleased the chancellor commander of all lodges to remove our Brother, Thomas F. Myers, of Ullin Lodge No. 690, K. of P., Ullin, Illinois, August 7, 1907, from his earthly labors to his final reward. And whereas this community has lost a true and loyal citizen and this lodge a worthy brother and in this matter we recognize the unseen power the hand of God who doeth all things well, we commend all his good deeds.  And therefore be it resolved, that we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of the deceased.  Resolved further that this lodge be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days, that these resolutions be spread upon the records of the minutes of this lodge, and a copy thereof sent to the family of the deceased.  Further that a copy be published in the Enterprise and the Sun.
L. F. Robinson
John Kelley
J. G. Hemenway, Committee
A sister of Mrs. Bart Pavey died at Anna last week from malarial fever.  (Mounds)
Mrs. Mary Black, died at her home in this place (Mounds) August 20, 1907, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery Wednesday, 21st inst., Rev. W. V. Moses conducting the funeral services at the Baptist Church.  Mrs. Black was born in Ireland in 1854, and came to this country when quite young.  She came to Mounds in 1891.
Mrs. Mattie Hunt departed this life Sunday evening.  Her death was due to that long and lingering disease, consumption.  All that could be done by kind and loving hands was done, but to no avail.  Funeral services were conducted Monday eve at the Congregational church by Rev. Bosworth, who delivered a very eloquent and touching sermon. The remains were laid to rest in the Ullin Cemetery.  She leaves a husband, one sister, Mrs. Dr. L. F. Robinson, and two brothers, David and James Bise, and many others to mourn her loss.
Body Found on Tracks.

Murphysboro—The body of a stranger supposed to be Charles Ripley, of Odin, Ill., was found on the Illinois Central tracks ten miles north of here.  The man was about 28 years old, wore a blue serge coat, which was in bad condition.

Friday, 30 Aug 1907:
Barney Cornelius, an employee at the chair factory, died at the Main Street restaurant near Magill’s furniture store Wednesday of typhoid fever.  The body was taken to Barlow, Ky., yesterday for burial.
An unknown negro from Jackson, Tenn., was run over, killed and his body terribly mutilated Monday morning by some unknown train near Cache River bridge.
Herbert, the nine-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Riding, who reside in the north part of town, died Monday.
Mrs. Joseph Essex, of Villa Ridge, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 1907.  She was one of the pioneer settlers in Pulaski County and had raised a large, well known and highly respected family.
A colored man was killed by the cars at Cache Bridge Monday morning.  An inquest was held the same day.  He was not a resident of this county.  (Mounds)
Illinois Man Dies in Denver.

DuQuoin—Dr. E. E. Knauer, a prominent physician of this city, and for several years coroner of Jackson County, died at Denver, Col., after an illness of several months.  He was a son-in-law of the late Major Burroughs, a well-known Civil War veteran living south of this city.  The body will be brought to DuQuoin for interment.

(E. E. Knauer married Elsie F. Burroughs on 9 Sep 1896, in Jackson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Murphysboro—The body of a stranger, supposed to be Charles Ripley, of Waterloo, Ill., was found on the Illinois Central tracks, ten miles north of here.
Quite a number of our citizens (Pulaski) attended the funeral of Mrs. Essex at Shiloh Church on Tuesday.  Mrs. Essex was one of Pulaski County’s best farmer’s wives, the wife of Joseph Essex.  Mr. Essex at one time ran a tan yard near Villa Ridge, where Mrs. Essex died.  He was known as Honest Joe.

(Joseph Essex married Mrs. Elizabeth J. Parker on 31 Jul 1867, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 6 Sep 1907:
Mrs. Spaulding, landlady of the Star Restaurant, received the sad news last Thursday of the death of her son, Edward, at Fort Steele, Wyo., caused from an accident received while employed in a box factory at that place.  He was formerly employed in one of the factories in this city.
Mrs. Pearl Blythe, aged 28 years, beloved wife of J. H. Blythe, station agent for the Illinois Central railroad in this city, died at her home here last week, Friday, August 30th, from typhoid fever, which preceded confinement.  She leaves a husband and two small children, the youngest about one week old.  Mr. and Mrs. Blythe came here from Missouri two years ago and have made many friends.  A short funeral service was held at the residence Sunday afternoon, after which the husband and other relatives left with the remains on 2:25 p.m. train, for Stoutsville, Mo., where the burial took place.
Another colored man was run over and killed last week while taking a quiet snooze upon the railroad track south of Mounds.  It is a funny condition of affairs in a free country when a man can’t even sleep upon a railroad track without being killed.

Friday, 13 Sep1907:

Rev. and Mrs. Juny returned Saturday last from the very sad trip to Tennessee to attend the funeral service of Mrs. Juny’s sister, who died in California and was brought to her old home at Somerville, Tenn., and laid to rest with her people there.  Miss Margaret Juny returned to Los Angeles, Cal., with her aunt, and will study music there this winter under Herr Becker, one of the most noted musicians of the country.
A telegram from Anna Tuesday announced the death of George Minnich of Villa Ridge.  Mr. Minnich was a Pulaski County boy, but for many years had been a patient in the hospital at Anna.  The funeral and interment will take place at Villa Ridge Cemetery on Thursday of this week.

(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  George B. Minnich 1862-1907.—Darrel Dexter)
Illinoisan Dies Suddenly.

Norris City—John Campbell, aged about 62 years, dropped dead at the home of his son, Forest Campbell.  His son had recently come here from Equality and his father had hauled over a load of household goods the evening previous to his death.
John Newell lost his little infant Sunday.  It was buried at Ullin Monday.

Friday, 20 Sep 1907:
Ralph, the 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Britton, died of blood poisoning at the home of his parents near Mounds Monday night.  Cocaine was used in extracting a tooth by a Boston painless dentist at Cairo, is said to have been the cause.  Funeral was held at Villa Ridge Tuesday afternoon.  Interment in Villa Ridge Cemetery.

(Edward G. Britton married Alta A. Gould on 22 Apr 1890, in Edwards Co., Ill.  One marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Ralph H. son of E. G. & A. A. Britton Died Sept. 16, 1907 Aged 11 Yrs., 4 Mos., & 19 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
Death of Louis Blum.

Louis Blum, aged 72 years, and 18 days, for many years one of the most highly esteemed citizens and leading dry goods and clothing merchants of Mound City, died at his home here at 8:00 a.m. last Sunday, Sept. 15, 1907, of the infirmities of age and after an illness of several months.  He was a kind and indulgent father, a good businessman, energetic and courteous to all—a perfect gentleman.  The funeral services were held from the family residence at 10:30 a.m. Monday, conducted by Rabbi Sadler, of Cairo, after which, accompanied by members of the family, the remains were placed upon the 11:30 I. C. train for St. Louis and were buried in the Jewish cemetery in that city Tuesday.  The venerable editor of the Cairo Argus, who has known Mr. Blum perhaps longer than any other editor, hereabouts, says of him:

Louis Blum, the oldest and of late years the largest in the extent of his business, of the Mound City merchants, died Sunday morning, aged 72 years and 18 days.  He had been in poor health for a considerable period and had shaped his business preparatory to his final end.  He accumulated a large property, which probably was mostly divided among his children previous to his death.

Louis Blum was a native of Wurtemberg, Germany.  He came to the United States in 1854 and located at Lebanon, N.J., where he was engaged in merchandising.  In 1863 he came to Cairo and opened a dry goods store on a small scale, on Commercial Avenue, above Eighth Street, where all the buildings then were frame.  He prospered and his business grew rapidly until he had to employ as many as eight clerks.

In 1870 the Civil War operations at this point being well wound up, the population of this city had been much reduced and business had fallen off greatly, hence, Mr. Blum removed to Mound City.  There he opened up a large store and did a good business from the start.  He enjoyed a growing trade up to time he commenced preparing to retire from business.

He leaves a daughter, Mrs. George Eichorn, whose husband is the leading shoe merchant of Mound City, and three sons, Jacob, Samuel, and Benjamin Blum.  One of these is in the clothing trade at Mound City, another in the same line at Mounds, while the third is in the sand and gravel business here, having a dredging boat at Mound City.  Mrs. Samuel Black, wife of another prominent Mound City merchant, was a sister of the late Mr. Blum.

Unsuspected, Owns to Killing.

Edwardsville—Charles W. Hosto, a farmer living near Alhambra, walked into the office of Sheriff Jones here and surrendered himself, saying he had killed Charles Hesi, who lived on a farm adjoining his.  Hosto’s story was not believed at first, but was found to be true.  Hosto was arrested on the charge of manslaughter and released on bond pending his preliminary hearing. The two men quarreled.  Hosto declared he cut Hesi with a pocketknife in self-defense.  He put the man in a wagon and drove him home.

(Charles Hesi married Sophia Wetzel on 3 Nov 1881, in Madison Co., Ill.  Charles W. Hosto married Josephine M. Rinkel on 5 Oct 1897, in Madison Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Negro Gets Life Term.

Marion—William Smith, a negro, received a life sentence in the penitentiary for murder.  He and three or four negro companions were intoxicated in Spillertown, two miles from Marion, last December, and while the marshal and deputy were trying to arrest them, Marshal James Daily was shot and killed.  Smith is the first one of the party to be tried.

Friday, 27 Sep 1907:
Death of Capt. Rouse.

Capt. James W. Rouse, Sr., one of the oldest residents of Mound City, died at his home in this city at 10:30 p.m. Sunday last, September 22, 1907, at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 3 days.  The death messenger had been at his door for many months and the sufferer passed away without a struggle.  Capt. Rouse came to this city from Baltimore in 1857, and was employed at the shipyards in various capacities and then as master of several snag boats upon the Ohio and Mississippi rivers until about 15 years ago when he retired from business, moved back to Mound City and built a home where he has ever since resided.  During the war, Mr. Rouse was with the gunboat fleet and later enlisted upon one of the gunboats, which was grounded and lost in the Yazoo River.  Politically he was a Democrat.  He leaves besides a wife who has been seriously ill for a month past, five children, James W. Rouse, Jr., of Memphis, Tenn., William P. Rouse, Mound City; Thomas S. Rouse, Brazil, Ind.; Mrs. Kate M. Scott, Assumption, Ill., and Mrs. Eva Bolwing of this city.  The funeral services were held at the family home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. F. A. Juny conducting the same.  The remains were laid to rest in Beechwood Cemetery.

(Jesse L. Bolwing married Eva M. Rouse on 23 Apr 1873, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Illinois Banker Dies.

Charleston—W. E. McCrory, president of the First National Bank of this city, died after an illness of a few days.  He was 72 years of age, and had been connected with this bank for over 40 years, as cashier and as president.  He was widely known in this section of the state.


Friday, 1 Nov 1907:

Robert Meeks was born July 17th, 1849, near Purdue, McNairy County, Tennessee, and departed life October 26th, 1907, being 58 years, 3 months and 8 days old.  He had been a sufferer over two years with pulmonary troubles, but he struggled nobly through his afflictions in the effort to overcome his bodily weaknesses in order to supply the necessaries for the maintenance of his family.  He attended church September 22nd, for the last time, and gave his last public testimony to the faith that he had embraced thirty-five years ago.  He was converted in September 1872, at Edith Chapel and joined the A. M. E. church, of which he remains a faithful member until his death.  He was appointed to the position of class leader in 1887.  He was a very earnest, enthusiastic Christian, always ready to witness for and acknowledge his Lord and Master.  Those who knew him best did not question his sincerity as a Christian, as he was one who exemplified the passage of scripture, viz:  “He was strong in the Lord and in power of his might.”  He leaves a wife, three brothers, four sisters, three sons, five daughters and a number of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  The community has lost a loyal citizen, the church a faithful member and the family a devoted husband and father.  We mourn his loss, but our loss is his gain, and we bow submissively and say Thy will be done.
A fight took place upon the depot platform here (Mounds) a few days ago between Al Walker and one Stanley, both switchmen.  Stanley, who is said to claim to have killed seven negroes in his time, is the reputed aggressor, and Walker defended himself by cutting Stanley in the head and one hand in bad shape.
Mrs. George C. Vick died last Saturday evening at Dr. Hale’s sanitarium in Anna.  She had been in poor health for several weeks and went to Anna for treatment on Tuesday.  Her death occurred suddenly and was a great shock to her relatives and many friends.  The interment was made in Ullin Cemetery Monday afternoon.  The service was conducted in the M. E. church by Rev. Smith, and was a very touching service.  There were many beautiful flowers upon the casket.  Mrs. Vick was a noble Christian woman and was devoted to her home and family.  To the bereaved ones are tendered deepest sympathy.
             (George C. Vick married Sarah C. Newcome on 26 Mar 1882, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Her marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:  Sarah C. wife of George C. Vick Died Oct. 26, 1907, Aged 51 Yrs., 11 Mos., & 26 Ds.—Darrel Dexter

A child. 8 years old, of Mr. Hardy, living west of Ullin, died Monday.

Friday, 8 Nov 1907:
Friday forenoon, Mrs. John Miller, for reasons unknown to the public, cut her throat and neck and wrists, with a razor, and for a time her life was despaired of.  Dr. Mathis, assisted by Drs. Whiteaker and Hargan, found upon examination that the first slash on the side of the neck was harmless, but the second cut in the fore part of the neck, almost severing the esophagus had a very dangerous appearance. But by prompt and skillful treatment, the injuries were properly cared for, and it is now believed the lady will recover.  Mr. Miller is foreman at the Williamson-Kuny sawmills and also keeps a grocery store on upper Main St.—Sun.
Death of Mrs. Wells.

Mrs. J. B. Wells, of this city, mother of Mrs. H. C. Ashbaugh, died at the home of the last named Sunday morning, November 3, 1907, at 6 o’clock at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 2 days.  Her maiden name was Mary Bowton, and she was born in Richfield, Conn., March 1, 1819.  When she was five years of age, her parents moved to New York.  In 1844 she with her husband and one child moved to Whiteside County, Ill., and in 1855 moved to Rock Island, where she resided up to about four years ago when her second husband died, since which time she has made her home with her only living child, Mrs. Ashbaugh.  Mrs. Wells joined the M. E. Church about fifty years ago and has been a member of the same ever since.  The remains were shipped to Rock Island, Monday, for burial in the family cemetery, accompanied by H. C. Ashbaugh.

(John B. Wells married Mrs. Mary Archer on 10 Jan 1865, in Rock Island Co., Ill.  Henry Ashbaugh married Emma E. Archer on 27 Apr 1870, in Rock Island Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Baby Fatally Scalded.

Marion—The 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Provart, while playing about the house while the mother was doing her weekly washing, pulled a bucket of boiling water from the top of the stove upon her, and has slight chance of recovery.

(John S. Provart married Rossa Cockrum on 4 Aug 1896, in Franklin Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 15 Nov 1907:
Died, at his home in Perks, Saturday, October 26th, Tilden Allen, aged 31 years, 1 month and 9 days.  The deceased had suffered more than fifteen months with consumption.
Oldest Preacher Dies.

Centralia—Rev. John Williams, the oldest preacher for the Christian church in the state and organizer of a number of churches in Southern Illinois, died at the age of 90.
The estimable wife of Rev. T. E. Watt, late pastor of the Congregational church at Mounds, died recently at their new home in California, of quick consumption.
Friday, 22 Nov 1907:
The report of the death of Mrs. T. E. Watt, late of Mounds, as published in last week’s Enterprise, is contradicted, though she has been seriously ill for some time past.  They are residing at Barstow, California.
Cold Cure Proves Fatal.

Benton—The little son of Thomas Jones, aged 2 years, died from burns received when the child found some matches and ignited his clothing.  A cloth saturated with turpentine about the neck assisted the flames.
Mine Driver Crushed to Death.

Benton—William Lang, of Rockville, Ind., was crushed to death under a loaded car in the mine of the United Coal Co., at Christopher.
Former Provost Marshal Dies.

McLeansboro—John G. McHenry, a provost marshal in the United States secret service during the Civil War, died at his home here.
Acid Ends Illinoisan’s Life.

Carrolton—William Picquett, 45 years old, drank carbolic acid and died here.
Mr. Taylor, of Perks, lost his little daughter last week.  She died of typhoid fever and was buried Monday at Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Mr. Harris, the life insurance man of Mound City, was here (Ullin) Monday and settled the death claim of Carrie Lane, colored.

Friday, 29 Nov 1907:
Naomi Stovall, the little 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stovall, of this city, died Friday.  The funeral occurred Saturday and interment at Mounds Cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Smith, wife of John Smith, living on the McGee farm near Villa Ridge, died Monday morning.  She was 43 years of age and leaves, besides a husband, a large family of children.  The remains were taken to Cobden for burial.
John Ruch, aged 85 years, died of paralysis Thursday, November 21, at the home of his son-in-law, Oscar Loeschner, about two miles north of Mound City.  He had been sick only ten days.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon and the remains laid at rest in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. James Minton, sister-in-law of A. Minton, residing near Villa Ridge, died at the home of the latter last Monday of cancer of the stomach.  She was also a near relative of Mrs. C. Nugent of this city.  She has resided in Missouri for some years past, and leaves a husband and two daughters who were at the bedside at the time of her death.  Funeral was held Wednesday at Shiloh Church and burial had in Villa Ridge Cemetery.

(Charles H. Nugent married Alice Adela Minton on 1 Mar 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Minnie Bell Harris, a former resident of this city, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. J. J. Morrow, in Mounds, Saturday morning.  She leaves a little daughter of seven years, her mother and five sisters, Mrs. Ellis Clark, of Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Grace Houston, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Lily Barley, Rosella Morrow and Ollie Cunningham, of Mounds.  The remains were interred in Beech Grove Cemetery Sunday.

Drowned at Olmsted.

Thomas E. Echols, Jr., aged 31 years, only son of Squire T. E. Echols and wife, of Grand Chain, was drowned in the Ohio River at Olmsted, Wednesday evening of this week.  He was alone at the time, loading a barge with lumber for a Cairo firm.  The body was recovered shortly after the accident.  He leaves a wife, and they resided in Cairo.
The 3-month-old baby of George Abbott died Tuesday in this city, the mother having died about one month ago.  Mr. Abbott is an employee of the I. C. at Mounds.
Mrs. Sam Shreeves, of Perks, died Friday and was buried Saturday.  Mr. Shreeves is a member of the K. of P. lodge and has been assisted by same.

J. H. Mills, an old soldier resident of Olmsted, left here over a month ago to visit a sister in Indiana.  As not a word has been heard from him, his many friends here have a fear that he has been taken ill.
Died, Saturday, Nov. 23d, Nellie May Shreves, wife of Samuel, aged 34 years, 7 months.  Interment Sunday in the Cache Chapel Cemetery.
Died, Sunday, Nov. 17th, Clara Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Taylor, of typhoid fever, aged 9 years, 11 months and 7 days.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Williams at the Baptist church at this place.  The teacher and pupils of the public school marched over to the funeral to pay their last respects to their former associate.
Search Fails; Slayer Surrenders.

Norris City—After a fruitless search of three weeks by the authorities for Ben and Nelson Healy, brothers, the latter came in, giving himself up to the authorities for the killing of Herbert Spence.  About three weeks ago they became engaged in a quarrel over the affairs of a band and Healy hit Spence in the head with a picket and he died about three hours later.  Healey has been placed under bond of $2,500.
Lad of 14 Shoots Self.

Alto Pass—”My father and I couldn’t agree and I wanted to die,” is the reason Mr. Vangilder’s 14-year-old son gives for shooting himself with a revolver.  He is now convalescent.  The family lives south of town.
Wednesday night a colored man was murdered here (Mounds). Thursday night a white man was shot through the shoulder and will be a cripple for life. should he happen to live.  In less than one week after the adjournment of the Circuit Court, Mounds has sent five victims to the Mound City jail.  This may be for the good of the town, but it looks bad, and is hard on the poor taxpayers of the county.
Mrs. H. Mills, a well-known resident of Mounds, died recently at her home in this place after a long siege of ill health.  She has been confined to her bed for two weeks.  The decedent was 61 years of aged and had resided in Mounds for the past fifteen years.  She was prominent in charitable and other good works and her death is a loss to the community.  The surviving members of the family are the husband, four sons and a daughter.  Mr. Mills is employed as a switchman for the Illinois Central railroad here.  The decedent’s daughter, Mrs. Blake, of Chicago, her sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith of Mounds and Mrs. Mary Spanagel, of St. Louis, and her mother, Mrs. E. M. King, were with her when the end came.

Friday, 6 Dec 1907:
About twenty-five persons from this city and county attended the funeral of the late George W. Smith at Murphysboro Wednesday afternoon.
The wife of Thomas Wiggins, colored, died at their home west of Mounds last Wednesday and was buried at Lincoln Cemetery next day.
A little child aged 3 years, the youngest of Mr. and Mrs. George Bradley’s children, died at their home near Beech Grove Church Tuesday of membranous croup.  It was sick but two days. Funeral was held at Mount Pisgah Wednesday.  (Ullin)

(The name was Braddy instead of Bradley.  George L. Braddy married Susan Jane Vick on 24 Nov 1895, in Union Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Oscar Eddleman was struck by a lone engine on the Illinois Central railroad a half-mile north of Ullin last Thursday evening and instantly killed.  The engine was a helper for heavy freights between Mounds and Anna.  The body was badly mutilated, the head being severed from the trunk.  After an inquest the body was taken to Bundschuh’s undertaking establishment and prepared for burial.  Eddleman was on his way to church when the accident occurred.  He lived alone in the hills northwest of town (Ullin) and an inoffensive man, liked by all.  The funeral took place at Mt. Pisgah Saturday and was largely attended.

(His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery reads:  Oscar Eddleman Born Feb. 18, 1861 Died Nov. 28, 1907.—Darrel Dexter)

The subject of this memorial sketch, Mrs. Minnie Dell Harris (nee Morrow) was the daughter of J. F. and C. J. Morrow, and was born in Mounds, Ill., on the 21st day of September 1879.  She along with her sisters, Alice Clark, of Little Rock, Ark., Grace R. Houston, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lillie Darley, Ollie Cunningham, and Rosella Morrow, of Mounds, Ill., attended the public schools and such private schools as the neighborhood afforded up to 1896, when she entered the Carbondale Normal School and after leaving this began to teach in our public schools where she established a reputation as a successful teacher.  In 1899 she was married to N. M. Harris, of Mound City.  She was a member of Mound City Rebekah Lodge No. 322.  She leaves a little daughter, Fay, to mourn the death of a dearly beloved mother.  During all her walks of life she exemplified the true Christian daughter, sister, mother and friend.  None knew her but to love her; none spoke of her but to praise.  In the winter of 1905, Mrs. Harris became invalided from an incurable affection, since which time she has resided with her mother.  Here she received the most careful attention available.  Nevertheless she sank into death’s embrace on the 23rd of November 1907.  Memorial services were held at the home of Rev. W. A. Ridge, and was attended by a large congregation of friends.  Her remains were then taken to the Baptist church where Rev. Ridge, assisted by Rev. Bass, of Cairo, delivered an appropriate and affecting address, after which her loved form was laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery, along side of her baby.

(Robert Cunningham married Ollie Morrow on 24 Oct 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
CARD OF THANKS.—We desire to extend hereby our sincere thanks to the friends who so kindly assisted us during the last illness and death of Mrs. Minnie Dell (Morrow) Harris, our daughter and sister.
Mother and Sisters.
Death of Hon. George W. Smith.

Hon. George W. Smith, member of Congress from this district during the past seventeen years, died at his home in Murphysboro, last Saturday night of typhoid fever, and was buried at that place Wednesday afternoon, the funeral being held under the auspices of the Murphysboro Masonic lodge.  The deceased had been ailing for some time past, but was taken seriously ill about two weeks ago while en route to visit relatives in Missouri, necessitating his immediate return home.  The funeral was largely attended by friends from all over the district.  While Congressman Smith was not what is termed a brilliant man, he was nevertheless a good Congressman, honorable in his dealings and untiring in his efforts to do all in his power for the people of his district, no matter what their politics or the color of their skin.

Congressman George W. Smith was born in Putnam County, Ohio, August 18, 1846, and came to Illinois in 1850.  His father was a blacksmith, and from him the deceased learned the trade.  He was educated at McKendree College, and Bloomington, Ind., University graduating in 1870, the same year settling in Murphysboro where he practiced law until elected to Congress.

(The issue of the paper has a picture of Congressman G. W. Smith.—Darrel Dexter)
A sad scene was presented here last Thursday evening.  It was the body of Oscar Eddleman, with head severed from the body.  How uncertain is life and certain is death.  (Curry)
Samuel Shreeves is a convalescent of typhoid fever. (Perks)
Congressman G. W. Smith Dies.

Murphysboro—Congressman George W. Smith died at his home here of typhoid fever.

Friday, 13 Dec 1907:
Mr. Henry Carter received word this week of the death of his granddaughter at Mayfield, Ky., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freiston, who are well known in Mound City.

(Everet G. Fristoe married Charlotte Carter on 3 Sep 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Ida Sams, a respected colored woman of Mound City, died Friday morning after an illness of about three weeks.  She leaves a husband, several grown daughters and a little son.  The funeral was held Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Baptist church.
Goodman Held Without Bail.

Carmi—Thomas Goodman, who beat his brother Hugh to death a week ago because the latter struck his aged father, was granted a preliminary hearing before Justice Orr.  He was remanded to jail without bail to await the action of the White County grand jury.
Grand Chain I. O. O. F. Resolutions.

Whereas, through the providence of the “all seeing eye,” our brother, Thomas E. Echols, a member of Noblesville, Ind., lodge No. 125, I. O. O. F., and formerly of Florida Lodge No. 468, Grand Chain, Illinois, has been called from this earthly jurisdiction into the sublime jurisdiction of the most high and divine grand master our Heavenly Father; and whereas this grand order and this community having lost a good member, he being noted for his generosity, kindness of heart and steadfast friendship; therefore, be it resolved:  The Florida lodge hereby extends fraternal greetings to the family and friends in their bereavement and distress.
L. B. McDowell, Sec’y
Died, of Bright’s disease, at his home near here (Perks), last Sunday morning, Jessie Beaver.  He was buried Monday afternoon in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Jesse H. Beaver married Malinda Casper on 27  Mar 1881, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dongola reads:  Jesse Henry Beaver 1858-1907.—Darrel Dexter)
While a party of colored people were on their way to a festival Saturday night, George McKinney shot and wounded his wife Nannie McKinney.  They have been married about four years and during that time have separated three or four times.  Upon McKinney asking her Saturday night if she would live with him again, she replied in the negative, whereupon he shot her twice with a revolver—once in the breast, next in the back, while a third shot carelessly fired passed through his wrist.  McKinney immediately made his escape and has not been seen since, notwithstanding officer Peeler and a number of negroes were on the hunt for him all day Monday.

Friday, 20 Dec 1907:
Mrs. Mary Jane Lufkin, wife of Joseph H. Lufkin, of Mounds, died at her home on Blanche Avenue, at 4 a.m. Wednesday of pneumonia.  “Aunt Major” as she was familiarly known all over southern Illinois, was one of the oldest and best-respected citizens.  She was 83 years, 11 months and 13 days old and had resided in Cairo, Villa Ridge, and Mounds for many years.  She leaves a husband and one daughter and host of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.  The funeral will be held at Mounds Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Interment in Villa Ridge Cemetery.

(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  M. J. Lufkin 1825-1907.—Darrel Dexter)
R. B. Sowers, aged 77 years, died at his home near Wetaug, December 2.  He was a splendid citizen, and during the war was a member of the 81st Illinois Infantry, and was a prisoner at Andersonville.

(Richard B. Sowers married Catharine M. Randleman on 22 Jul 1852, in Union Co., Ill.  He was born in North Carolina and enlisted 11 Aug 1862, in Co. I, 81st Illinois Infantry.  His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:  Richard B. Sowers Born Nov. 14, 1830 Died Dec. 2, 1907 Aged 77 Yrs. &18 Dys.—Darrel Dexter)
Jessie R. Beaver, aged 49 years, also residing near Wetaug, died Dec. 8th, of typhoid fever.
Jacob McLean, a colored engineer for the Davis & Mowery mill at Wetaug, was caught in some revolving shafting of the mill last week and killed.  His body being terribly mangled.  He was 50 years of age.
Infant Burns to Death.

Marion—The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chamness, of Marion, fell on a hot stove and was burned to death.  Mrs. Chamness was in the room at the time, but was unable to reach the baby in time to prevent its falling.
Conductor Loses Both Legs.

Chester—Hugh Barker, passenger conductor on the Wabash, Chester, Western Railroad, had both legs cut off by his train.  He cannot recover.
Trainman Killed in East St. Louis.

East St. Louis—William Butts, a car inspector for the Big Four railroad, was fatally injured in the Brooklyn yards near East St. Louis.  He tried to jump on the front end of a moving switch engine, slipped and fell on the track and both legs were cut off.  He died in an ambulance while on the way to the hospital.
The wife of John Weaver died on December 14th, 1907, of cancer of the stomach.  Mr. Weaver is one of our best-colored men in Pulaski Precinct, and is present road commissioner and respected.

Friday, 27 Dec 1907:
Mrs. Oscar S. Keller, aged 76 years, died at her home in this city at 11:30 a.m. Friday.  She had been a resident of this place for a number of years.  She is survived by her husband, two sons, William and Louis, and her daughter, Mrs. Cora Kinney, all of this city.  The funeral services were held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. P. Engle.  Burial in Beech Grove Cemetery.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Ritchie, died and was buried Sunday.  The other is slowly improving.
The infant daughter of E. A. Yates and wife on the Ridge was buried Monday, Dec. 24th.  (Grand Chain)
A child of W. Hooppaw of Mound City was buried at Liberty last Sunday. 


Woman Wins Death Race.

Mount Vernon—In a race with death here, Mrs. Hugh Barker, was borne to the side of her dying husband on a special train on the Wabash, Chester & Western Railroad from Chester, Ill., arriving a short time before her husband died.


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