Obituaries and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers

The Pulaski Enterprise

2 Jan 1914 - 25 Dec 1914

Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois

Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter


Friday, 2 Jan 1914:

Mrs. Sarah Schoenfeldt left Wednesday for Huntington, West Va., to be at the bedside of her son Fred who is seriously ill with typhoid fever.


Our pastor, Rev. King, was called to Mound City last week, to the bedside of a sick uncle, who was there on a visit the sick man died on the same day.  (Edith Chapel)

Mr. and Mrs. John Crider attended the funeral of Mr. Craig, at Ullin.  (Perks)
In Memory of Brother E. M. Rife,
who died December 13, 1913.

Once again death hath summoned a Brother Odd Fellow and the golden gateway to the Eternal City has opened to welcome him to his home.  He has completed his work in ministering to the wants of the affllicted, in shedding light into darkened souls and in bringing joy into places of misery, and as his reward has received the plaudit “well done,” from the Supreme Master, and

WHEREAS, The All Wise and Merciful Master has called our beloved and respected brother home, and

WHEREAS, he having been a true and faithful Brother of our mystic order, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that Egypt Lodge No. 789, I. O. O. F. Charter, in testimony of its loss, be draped in mourning for thirty days, and that we tender to the family of our deceased brother our sincere condolence, in their deep affliction and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family.
E. J. Lackey
J. A. Calvin
A. W. Lewis, Committee

To the many friends, who so kindly assisted and sympathized with us in the loss of our dead husband and father, we tender our heartfelt thanks.
Mrs. T. C. Mahoney and Family

Mrs. James Capoot, aged about 68 years, and one of Pulaski County’s oldest and most highly esteemed residents, passed away Wednesday afternoon at her home in this city after an illness of many weeks with asthma.

The deceased was born at Olmsted on March 4, 1844, and when at the age of about 18 years she was united in marriage to William T. Jaccard, who died about ten years later.  Later she was united in marriage to James Capoot, who, with two of her sons, is left to mourn her death.

The funeral was held from the family residence Friday afternoon and the remains laid to rest in the Beech Grove Cemetery.  The services were conducted by Rev. Baker, pastor of the Grace M. E. Church, of this city.

(William T. Jaccard married Henrietta Stophlett on 25 Oct 1863, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  James Capoot married Mrs. Henrietta Jaccard on 11 Jun 1872, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Timothy C. Mahoney, “Uncle Tim,” as he was familiarly known, departed this life on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, 1913, at home near Mounds, leaving his aged wife and four children to mourn his death.  His surviving children are Florene, who is at home with his bereaved mother, James, who resides near the old homestead, John and Mrs. Claude Stout, of Cairo; five children having passed away prior to the death of their father.

Mr. Mahoney was born in Sherkin, County Cork, Ireland, Feb. 5th, 1834, and came to Mound City in 1856 from Cincinnati, Ohio, and resided here until a few years since, when he retired to a farm near Mounds.  He came here with the Emporium Company, a promoting, heavily capitalized company, as a carpenter.

On October 30th, 1860, Mr. Mahoney was married to Miss Ellen Armstrong, of this city, the wedding having occurred in Cairo.

Mr. Mahoney was, some years ago, chief carpenter at the hospital for the insane at Anna.  In his early days in this city he was mail carrier for his Cincinnati companions, whose mail went to and from Cairo, the then nearest post office; his means of transportation was a skiff.  Never was a man in this community more generally highest esteemed than “Uncle Tim Mahoney.”

Funeral services were held Sunday, conducted by Rev. Father Mumbour.

(Timothy Mahoney married Ellen Armstrong on 31 Oct 1862, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Claude Stout married Katie Mahoney on 24 Nov 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 9 Jan 1914:
Mr. Willis Rafe received word early Sunday morning that his son Dan was fatally injured at the mines at Demain Saturday about 2:30 p.m.  He was on duty tamping the mine room when an explosion occurred which knocked out both eyes and the body was otherwise so bruised and mangled almost beyond recognition.  Remains were brought home Monday and interred at the Unity and Edith Chapel Cemetery.  He was buried under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias and Masonic orders, of which he was a member.  The Dewmain members attended in a body.  Rev. King conducted the opening ceremonies at the church.  (Edith Chapel)

(Willis Rafe married Frances Jane Eddings on 25 Jun 1874, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Willis Rafe married Abbie T. Martin on 16 Feb 1881, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Mrs. William Gatton, aged about 55 years old and one of the best known and most highly esteemed residents of Pulaski County, was found last week Friday hanging from a beam in the smoke house on her farm north of Mounds.  She had been missing from the home for about two days and after the neighbors began inquiring around as to her whereabouts, it was decided to make a search of the home and buildings, and the body was finally found by Claude Hayden, a neighbor.

The deceased is the wife of the late William Gatton, who was found dead on the same farm about six months ago and no doubt this sudden tragic death preying upon the mind of Mrs. Gatton is what drove her to commit this terrible deed.

She is survived by one son, Clyde, who at present is employed at the county jail and courthouse, and the young man has the heartfelt sympathy of his many friends and relatives throughout the county.

(William F. Gatton married Mary Powers on 26 Feb 1865, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Johnston City—Luther Erby, a driver, was killed in the East Side Mine by being caught between loaded cars.  He is survived by his mother.

Friday, 23 Jan 1914:
Bridgeport—Three workmen were killed and four others probably fatally hurt by the explosion of a boiler in the gasoline manufacturing plant of the Ohio Oil Company near here.  The dead are:  Creal Kincaid, Arthur Henrietta, and Charles Daniels.  The injured were taken to Vincennes, Ind.
DuQuoin—Former State Senator John J. Higgins, stricken with apoplexy a week ago, died at his home in DuQuoin.  He had been a prominent in Democratic politics in southern Illinois for many years and was a candidate for Congress in 1894 against E. J. Murphy.  Funeral services were at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
George McClen and wife are the parents of a fine boy, a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Winters, a daughter to Olen Bishop and wife and a daughter to Tom Stub and wife last week.  Karnak seems to be increasing.  Ten births and one death.  We will have a large population if you just give us long enough time.
Uncle Billy Boyd, of this place (Grand Chain), attended the funeral of Uncle Bob Roy at Mt. Carmel last Wednesday.  Uncle Bob’s patient and devoted wife departed this life three weeks before he was called to join her in the world beyond where parting is no more.  Mr. and Mrs. Roy were several years ago residents of this place and will be remembered by many of the Enterprise readers, who are in the deepest sympathy with the children and relatives of the departed ones.
Grand Chain had several witnesses at court last week on the Bige Hill trial which lasted most all week, the jury convicting him.  Sentence 16 years.

Bige Hill, who lived near Karnak, charged with having shot and killed his two brothers a few months since, was tried in our court last Friday and Saturday was found guilty and sentenced to the penitentiary for a term of sixteen years.  Bige, Joe and another brother were living with their mother, but as the result proves, did not get on peaceably as a mother and brothers ought.  Mrs. Hill and Joe were in Mound City on that fatal day, endeavoring to secure protection against the other brothers and upon their return home a free-for-all fight occurred with the above result.

Now, only the aged mother of the once happy Hill family remains in sad solitude.

Charles H. Mason, of Belknap, Johnson County, died last Saturday afternoon at the age of 49 years.  He leaves a wife and several children, three bothers:  H. A., Will and Oscar, also four sisters: Mrs. Charley Wilson, Mrs. Lee Full, Mrs. Steers and Mrs. Charles Leidigh, all, including the deceased, were reared in this county and are today among the foremost citizens of our county, as to popularity and financial means.  The deceased was accounted one of, if not the largest landholder in Johnson County, and was ever foremost in every undertaking for the advancement of the public’s material interest.  He was a born leader of men in matters appertaining to the good of his community, and had held several responsible, important public positions.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mason, early settlers of this county, who acquired a vast area of real estate, and had large interest in timber and lumber manufacturing, were the parents of this large, popular and progressive family.

(Stephen A. Steers married Mary E. Mason on 10 Mar 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 30 Jan 1914:
Jess Shrieves, one of the pioneer settlers of the county, died Monday after a long illness of asthma.  He is survived by his wife and three daughters.  He was a member of the Baptist Church at Karnak.  Funeral services were conducted at the residence and the remains were taken to Dongola for interment.
H. W. Allen attended Mr. Shreaves’ funeral at Karnak Monday.  (Perks)
Departed this life Jan. 25, 1914, Harper, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lamkin, aged 9 years and 2 months.  Little Harper suffered about seven weeks with a very sore throat or chronic tonsillitis.  All was done that could be, but the Lord’s will be done.  He leaves father, mother, one brother and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  After a large, but very sad funeral, he was laid to rest Tuesday in the Masonic Cemetery.  Funeral was conducted by Brother Stone, of Cairo, who made a beautiful talk on preparing ourselves to go to him as he cannot return to us.  May the parents find consolation in the words of our blessed Savior:  “Come unto me all ye that are weak and heavy laden and I will give you rest; My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Mr. and Mrs. Lamkin have the sympathy of the entire community in this their first and saddest bereavement.  (Grand Chain)

(George M. Lamkin married Bessie Jones on 22 Sep 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Mr. Hugh Kinney, 79 years of age, died in this city, Wednesday morning, January 28th, 1914, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. E. Cahill.

Mr. Kinney was born in Donagoul, Ireland, and came to this country at the age of 19 years, and had resided at Anna, Ill., 48 years, was a shoemaker by trade.

Decedent married Miss Sarah Kline 50 years ago, in North Carolina.  The surviving relatives are, Mrs. R. E. Cahill, of this city, Edward, John, Margaret, of Chicago, Hugh, Belle, and Alice, of Wichita, Kan.

Funeral will occur at Anna, Saturday morning of this week, conducted by Father Fischer.  Interment in the Anna Cemetery.

Mr. Kinney for several decades a prominent shoe merchant and manufacturer, in Anna, was generally known and highly respected throughout Union County, his acquaintances in this city being slight.

(Richard Ed Cahill married Elizabeth Mary Kinney on 20 Nov 1888, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:  Hugh B. Kinney 1837-1914 Father.  Sarah M. Kinney 1840-1908 Mother.—Darrel Dexter)

George Busam, formerly for about half century a popular and highly esteemed citizen of this city, died in St. Louis on Friday last week, January 23d, 1914, aged 71 years.

Mr. Busam was born in Germany, where he learned his trade, that of shoemaking, in the days when shoemaking meant making shoes from start to finish, and that strictly by hand.  He came to America with his parents early in life, when about 14 years of age, the family settling in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., where the father died.  Soon after the death of the elder Busam, the widow, Mrs. Johanna Busam, with her family, moved to Cairo, where young George applied himself to his trade.  Early in the 60s the family removed to this city and Mr. Busam engaged with John Trampert, a prosperous dry goods and shoe merchant, as the latter’s shoemaker and repairer.  By diligent application to his trade and that frugality characteristic of the German people, he soon gained quite a competency, bought property on the corner of Main Street and Railroad Avenue to Pearl Street, comprising nearly 100 feet fronting on Main and Pearl streets, the most valuable realty property in the city.  He was a member of our city council a number of terms and acquitted himself satisfactory to the citizens generally.

In the year 1865, Mr. Busam was united in marriage to Miss Francis Revington, the fruits of which union were four daughters, Misses Rose, Minnie, Ida, and Dollie, the former having been for several terms a popular and successful public school teacher.  Misses Rose, Ida and Dollie are residing in St. Louis and Mrs. Busam and Miss Minnie reside in this city, occupying the old homestead on Main Street.
The burial occurred Sunday afternoon at the Beech Grove Cemetery in the family burial ground, the remains being interred by the side of his mother long since departed this life, many of his old time friends of this city were in attendance.  All of the family were at the funeral except Miss Ida, who was prevented from attending by reason of illness, remaining in St. Louis.

(George Busam married Frances Rivington on 7 Jul 1871, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

In the case of Mrs. Johnston against the I. C. R. R. for the killing of her husband at Ullin last January, one year ago, the jury brought in a verdict for eight thousand dollars.

Johnston operated a hoop factory at Ullin and was in the habit of going to his mill, which was situated on the opposite side of the tracks of defendant’s company, very early in the morning to start a fire under his boilers.  In crossing the tracks on the morning of January 25, 1913, an extra freight train was passing through Ullin southbound, striking Mr. Johnston, who was found some time afterwards and died while being taken to a drug store.  The evidence showed that the train was running at the rate of forty miles an hour through the town, which was in excess of the city ordinance.  That said train was without a headlight and did not ring a bell or blow a whistle.

The plaintiff was represented by Wall and Martin, of Mound City, assisted by J. M. Lingle, of Jonesboro, with L. M. Bradley for the railroad company.

Friday, 6 Feb 1914:
Mr. Boles, who resided in Perks last summer, died in Marion last week after a long illness.  (Perks)
Born Jan. 31, to S. L. Knight and wife, a daughter, died Feb. 1.  (Bryan)
Mrs. Grace O. Moore and children of Burdette, Ark., and Mrs. Nellie Rogers, of Mammouth, Ill., were here to attend the funeral of their grandfather, William S. Rogers and will remain for a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Brown and other relatives and friends.  (Pulaski
Mrs. Clatie Jones Wheeler returned Thursday to her home in Anna after spending several days here and attending the funeral of her nephew, Harper Lamkin. (Grand Chain)
Grandpa Lamkin and son have returned home to West Frankfort after being called here to attend the funeral of Harper Lamkin.  (Grand Chain)

One of the highly esteemed and sincerely revered pioneer mothers of Pulaski County, Mrs. Helen S. W. Newsom, of Pulaski, departed this life on Friday, Jan. 30, 1914, at the age of 73 years.

Decedent was born in this county, at Caledonia, formerly the county seat of Pulaski County, Aug. 8, 1840, and has resided in this county continuously for three-quarters of a century, was a daughter of Samuel Spence, and a sister of William Spence, the first county surveyor of this county.  The Spence family was, in the early days of this county, its most prominent people.

The remains were interred in the Liberty Cemetery last Saturday.

(Purcey Baker married Lucy Newsom, daughter of John Newsom and Ellen Spence, on 27 Feb 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Again the Reaper has wielded his scythe in our midst and this time gathered into the Kingdom of God one of earth’s fairest flowers, our beloved little friend, Harper Lampkin, who has proved in the brief time allotted him how much more worthy of heavenly than earthly surroundings.  It is shown to us daily how “God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.”  Yet, we veil our sight and fail to grasp the purpose of His wondrous love.

Little Harper’s life was a mission to dwell here long enough to twine his loving little heart around each one who came in contact with him, and it required his transplanting from earth to fulfill his mission, by pointing the way clearer to the eternal home, for parents, and his little mates, for it is one of life’s mysteries, that while we have the way pointed out for us so clear and distinct by the blessed promise of our Father, we fail to see and not until the clouds of sorrow have bowed us down with deepest grief it is that we realize that which we failed to grasp when all seems bright and fair.

Loyd Harper Lampkin was born Nov. 27, 1904, died Jan. 25, 1914.  The funeral services were held in the Christian church where he was a faithful member of the Bible school.  His class, consisting of some twenty boys of his age, led the funeral cortege with their teacher, Miss Blanche Moore, and whose tear stained faces showed plainly the love and loss they felt and who deserve praise for their bravery in so sweetly singing his favorite song “There’ll Be No Dark Valley When Jesus Comes.”  Another favorite also was sung during the services:  “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.”  The services were beautiful and impressive, conducted by Brother Stone and the emotion none sought to hide was the highest tribute that could be manifested.

That he will be missed from the home and community is beyond the strength of words, and only time can alleviate and only He, who knoweth best, can comfort.  The sincere sympathy of the entire community goes out toward the bereaved parents, and everyone who knew him well fell the loss.  If we could only live so as to remember that it will not be long at the longest when we too shall know the realization of the
Crossing with suspended breath and white set face

A little strip of sea
To find our loved ones on the other shore

More beautiful, more precious than before.
Elizabeth E. Evers
Grand Chain, Ill.

William S. Rogers died in Monmouth, Ill., Jan. 26, 1914, after a lingering illness of dropsy, and the remains were brought to Pulaski and was interred in the Rose Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Ella Rogers, Mrs. Nellie Rogers, of Monmouth, Ill., and Mrs. Jennie Joy, of Wapello, Iowa, accompanied the remains here.
Mr. Rogers was born in Ohio, Aug. 11, 1830, and resided there until he became a young man when he moved to Wapello, Iowa, where he and Miss Malinda Jackson were united in marriage. The wife died a little more than a year after their marriage, leaving one child, Emma.  The subject of this obituary was married the second time to Mrs. Martha Brown, of Pulaski, where he resided until the death of his wife in February 1909, when he removed to Monmouth to live with his brother.

Grandpa Rogers served as Union solder through the Civil War, having enlisted with an Illinois regiment at Springfield, engaged in several notable battles, and accompanied General Sherman in his famous March to the Sea.  He leaves a host of relatives, friends to mourn his departure.

(William S. Rogers, 32, of Springfield, Ill., born in Newark, Licking Co., Ohio, a wool comber, enlisted on 25 Jul 1861, in Mound City, Ill., as a private in Co. I, 7th Illinois Infantry, and re-enlisted on 22 Dec 1863, at Pulaski, Tenn., and was mustered out 9 Jul 1865.—Darrel Dexter)

Mrs. Margaret Welson, of Villa Ridge, died at her home at 8 o’clock Saturday night, Jan. 31, 1914, at the age of 79 years, 9 months, and 17 days; the illness which terminated her mortal life was pneumonia.
Mrs. Welson’s maiden name was Vogel, was born in Bavaria, Germany, April 13, 1834, and at the age of 17 years came to this country.  In 1853 she was married to Mr. Robert Welson, in New Albany, Ind.  In 1856, Mr. and Mrs. Welson came to Mound City, remaining here until the year 1872, when they moved to Villa Ridge.

Mother Welson, as she was lovingly called by a host of friends, was laid to rest in the Villa Ridge cemetery.  Her surviving relatives are one son, Mr. John F. Welson, two daughters, Misses Emma and Flora Welson, of Villa Ridge, and a brother, Mr. John Voegel, of this city, who have the sincerest sympathy of their many friends all over the county.

(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Margaret Welson 1834-1914 Mother.—Darrel Dexter)

The death of one of Pulaski County’s oldest and most highly esteemed residents occurred early Thursday morning when Mrs. Margaret Miller passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles M. Gaunt, where she had been in very poor health for many weeks past.

The deceased came to this county about forty years ago with her husband and family and located at Villa Ridge, where they lived for many years, latter moving to Pulaski where they resided until the death of Mr. Miller in 1908.

She is survived by six children, Mrs. Charles M. Gaunt, Edgar S. and State’s Attorney C. S. Miller, all of this city, Mrs. Ida Forsythe, of Tamms, David E., of Los Angeles, Jasper N., Jr., of Herrin.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon from the home of Charles M. Gaunt and interment will be at Villa Ridge Cemetery.  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Burton.

(Charles M. Gaunt married Eleanor Miller on 13 Oct 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  George H. Forsythe married Ida Miller, daughter of Jasper Newton Miller and Margaret Albin, on 7 Apr 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Jasper N. Miller 1834-1908  Margaret Miller  His Wife 1838-1914.—Darrel Dexter)
The remains of the widow of the late C. O. Patier, formerly of Cairo, were interred in the National Cemetery near this city Wednesday forenoon.  The bodies of the late lamented colonel and his bosom companion are now side by side whose last resting place is handsomely, conspicuously and appropriately marked by an imposing monument.

(Charles O. Patier married Mary Toony on 27 Jan 1873, in Cook Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 13 Feb 1914:
Harry Colson, of Mound City, a former resident of this place (Bryan) brought his seventeen-month baby up for burial Monday, this being the second child within two weeks.

A former prominent manufacturer of Ullin, Mr. Richard Flowers, died at his home in that town, last Sunday after a brief illness of pneumonia.

At the time of his death and a few years prior, Mr. Flowers conducted a hotel in Ullin, but for many years he was the junior member of the firm Johnson & Flowers, manufactures of barrel hoops, etc., in Ullin.

We wish to thank our many friends for their kind assistance and sympathy in our late bereavement, the illness and death of our mother, Margaret Miller.  Their kind attentions have been a great comfort to us.
D. E. Miller
Mrs. Charles Gaunt
E. S. Miller

J. N. Miller, Jr.,

Mrs. Ida Forsythe
C. S. Miller
Johnston City—Robert Wood, who was accidentally shot by his eighteen-year-old son, died in Murphysboro hospital and his body was brought to this city for burial.  The elder Wood had retired.  The son got his father’s automatic pistol to kill a cat.  The pistol was discharged accidentally, the ball passing through the father’s body.  He came to America from England five years ago.
Murphysboro—Two hours after relatives of Mrs. May Osborne, of Oraville, had given out her obituary for publication, Mrs. Osborne returned to life as it were and the notices of her death were recalled.  She had been suffering of pneumonia for two weeks and went into a deathlike trance.

Died, at St. Mary’s Infirmary, at Cairo, February 9th, 1914, Francis M. Bolar, aged 68 years.

Mr. B. came to this city about 30 years ago, from Michigan, where he was reared and occupied the position of carriage finisher and general agent for those vehicles.  Mr. Bolar, since his residence in this city, made a host of warm, personal friends.  He was an industrious, genial, kindhearted gentleman in all respects.

Deceased is survived by two sons, Martin, of this city, and James, of Oakland, Calif., an engineer on the U. S. vessel Yale.

Funeral occurred in this city, Wednesday, interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.
The infant daughter of Jeff Baccus and wife was born Tuesday and buried at Salem Friday the same week.  (Tick Ridge)

(Jeff Baccus married Stella Easter on 28 Mar 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. M. V. Handley received the sad intelligence Monday of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Hurst, at home in Mt. Carmel, Ill., and in response to the death message, Mr. Harry Handley went to the grief stricken home to attend the funeral.  Decedent was 53 years of age, daughter of the late Charley Atherton, of Villa Ridge, of whom it is said was the first white child born in Pulaski County.  Mrs. Hurst is survived by a daughter, Miss Effie Hurst, decedent’s husband having died four months and seven days prior to her demise.

Friday, 27 Feb 1914:
Died, in Mounds, on Feb. 10th, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, a former resident of this place (Grand Chain).  She had been paralyzed and an invalid for several years.  This world held very little pleasure for her in her afflictions.  Deceased was about seventy-eight years of age.  Her only surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Biggs, of Mounds, and Mrs. James Aliff, of Grand Chain, and three grandchildren.

(Sherman Biggs married Sarah Johnson, daughter of Birchfield Johnson and Elizabeth Allen, on 7 Jan 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  James R. Aliff married Nannie Johnson on 2 Apr 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

George Williams, an employee of the Grace Construction Company, was shot and most likely fatally, by Jerry White, another employee of the same outfit, while the two men were engaged in a quarrel at the cars Wednesday afternoon.  Both men are colored.

We are informed that as the quarrel was about to cease, Williams stepped up to White and told him he was going over in town and get a gun and kill him and immediately left.  In a few minutes he returned and commenced shooting at White, who was then in the car.  After firing two or three shots, Williams decided it was about time for him to start something, and he cracked loose at White, the bullet passing entirely through the body.  White then made his getaway for parts unknown, but the witnesses call it a clear case of self-defense.

An operation was performed upon the victim, but there is no hope of his recovery.
Roy Lutz, the young man who was arrested in company with Will Wilson, the bad actor who is sentenced to death for the murder of Logan at Cairo, has been brought to Pulaski County, where he will be tried on the charge of robbery and attempted murder of George Wiggins, a colored farmer residing near Mounds.  This happened last December, but the young man made his escape good until caught in Cairo, where he was implicated with Wilson in many bold holdups and attempted murders.

Friday, 6 Mar 1914:

Stearling Schavers, aged 94 years, and who mostly likely was the oldest living resident of Pulaski County, died last week Wednesday at his home on the Ozment farm where he resided.  The cause of his death was pneumonia.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon and interment was made at Shiloh Cemetery.

The deceased was a farmer by occupation and had been a resident of Pulaski County for over forty years.

He is survived by his wife and two sons and many relatives through this county.
Died, at his home one mile south of Bryan, Mr. Sterling Chavers, an old soldier and one of the oldest citizens in the county.  He was somewhere in the nineties.  He leaves an aged wife.  (Bryan)
Dr. James Turner, wife and sister are still in Indiana, where they were called to see their sick father.  Mr. Turner Sr., died and the relatives will not return until after the funeral.  (Grand Chain)
Friday, 13 Mar 1914:
Died, March 6, 1914, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hickman.  (Edith Chapel)
Dr. Turner, wife and sister returned Friday from Indiana, where they attended their sick and deceased father.  (Grand Chain)

Bro. F. A. Bartleson, youngest son of Capt. James and Sarah Bartleson, was born in 1875 and died March 7th, 1914, aged about 38 years.

He professed faith in Christ while young and was baptized into the fellowship of the Christian Church and was a devoted member at the time of his death.  He was faithful and devoted to the Master’s work.  He was true to his church, true to his God, true to his wife and children.  His life is worthy of imitation and it is hoped that his wife and children will continue in faith and pattern after him, then they will pattern after Christ and their blessed Savior.  He was united in marriage in 1897 to Miss Florence Lyerly.  To this union were born five children, three having preceded their father to their home above while in infancy.  The two living are Ella, aged 15 years, and Edwin, aged 6.  Ella, with her mother, is following in the footsteps of husband and father.  In the death of Brother Bartleson, the church and orders of I. O. O. F., and Masons are bereft of one of their faithful members, the community one of its best citizens, and the home of its only father, a vacant place that never can be filled.  May his life for Christ be ever green in the memory of his church and home.  And when our battle is fought and life’s work is done, may we rest with him in his sweet Eden home.  Deceased left a wife and two children, father, Capt. James Barlteson, of Olmsted, two brothers, J. W. and G. G. Bartleson, of Grand Chain, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Hecock, of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Elsie Davidson, of Grand Chain, besides a host of relatives and friends.

He is gone, his voice is stilled; a place is vacant in our home that never can be filled.

(Fred A. Bartleson married Florence Lyerly on 7 Feb 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the many friends who were so kind and sympathetic during the illness, death and burial of Fred A. Bartleson, our beloved husband, father and brother.
Mrs. F. A. Bartleson
Miss Ella Bartleson
Capt. James Bartleson
J. W. Bartleson
George G. Bartleson
Mrs. Ida E. Heacock
Mrs. Elsie G. Davidson
Again death has visited our community (Ohio) and this time has taken Brother Fred Bartleson from us. He will be greatly missed by his many relatives and friends, for he always had a good word and a smile for everyone.  The sincere sympathy of the entire community goes out toward the bereaved relatives.



Friday, 20 Mar 1914:

Harrisburg—The funeral of Harry Thomas, general superintendent of the O’Hara Coal Company, was held here.  W. W. Keefer, a brother, together with his mother and other relatives, came from Pittsburgh, Pa., in a special car.  Burial will be in that city.  All the mines in Saline County were closed.


Jacob Studer died at 7 o’clock p.m. at his home near Concord.  He was born in Switzerland and came to this county in 1883.  He was 68 years, 3 months, and 14 days old, was buried at Concord Cemetery March 14.  He leaves a wife and three children.  (Olmsted)

             (Jacob Studer, 51, married Mrs. Armaida Stephani, 50, on 22 Jun 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in Concord Cemetery near Ullin reads:  Jacob Studer Born Nov. 27, 1845 Died March 11, 1913 Aged 67 Yrs., 4 Mos., & 14 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)


The bereaved family of Jacob Studer wish to thank their many friends for the assistance rendered them during the sickness and death of their beloved father and husband.


Mr. and Mrs. Bud Sowers’ little son, Sammy, died Sunday night after several days’ sickness.  Dear parents weep not as those that have no hope, for our Savior said, “Suffer little children to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of heaven.”  (Perks)



In Memory of

Brother F. A. Bartleson, who

Died March 7th, 1914

             Once again death hath summoned a brother Odd Fellow, and the golden gateway to the Eternal City has opened to welcome him to his home.  He has completed his work in the ministering to the wants of the afflicted, in shedding light into souls and in bringing joy into the places of misery, and as his reward has received the plaudit, “well done,” from the Supreme Master.

             AND WHEREAS, The all-wise and merciful Master has called our beloved and respected Brother home;

             AND WHEREAS, He having been a true and faithful Brother of our Mystic Order, therefore be it

             RESOLVED, That Florida Lodge No. 468, I. O. O. F., Grand Chain, Ill., in testimony of its loss, be draped in mourning for thirty days and that we tender to the family of our deceased brother our sincere condolence in their deep affliction, and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family

J. N. Stahlheber

W. O. Talley

Joe Gaunt, Committee



             After a illness of several months, about three months of which time he was contained in his room, afflicted with cancer of the stomach, Pharmacist Frank Kreitner died at his home on Main Street this city, Thursday afternoon, March 19, 1914, at the age of 59 years.  Decedent was born in Belleville, Ill., in the year 1859 and was educated as a pharmacist early in life.  He was married to Miss Martha J. Dobschltz, of Belleville, March 20, 1881.  The year of their marriage they located in this city, when Mr. Kreitner engaged as a druggist, at which profession he was regarded as an expert.  He was of a genial pleasing disposition and was generally quite popular.  He was a member of the city council of this city at the time of his death, and had been re-elected several consecutive terms.

             He is survived by his widow, three sons, Will E., of Cairo, Maurice and Frank of this city, four daughters, Miss Jennie and Miss Grace Kreitner, Mrs. Harry Morris, who reside in this city, and Mrs. Bert Moehrl, of Belleville; two sisters, Mrs. William James, of Belleville, and Miss Henrietta Kreitner, St. Louis; a brother, George, of East St. Louis.  All of whom were at the bedside, except his daughter, Jennie, of St. Louis, when the summons of death came.

             Mr. Kreitner had been many years a member of Mound City K. of P. Lodge No. 197, which lodge was represented at the funeral obsequies by W. T. Parker.  Interment to be made in the family graveyard at Belleville, Saturday afternoon.

             (Frank Kreitner married Martha J. C. Dobschultz on 30 Mar 1882, in St. Clair Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)



Friday, 27 Mar 1914:

WHEREAS, It has pleased the Almighty to remove from our midst by death our esteemed Friend and Brother, who has been a member of the A. F. & A. M. No. 660, Grand Chain Lodge, for many years, and having occupied a prominent rank in our midst, maintaining under all circumstances and character, untarnished reputation above reproach.  Therefore

RESOLVED, That in the death of Mr. Bartleson, we have sustained the loss of a friend whose fellowship it was an honor and pleasure to enjoy; that we bear willing testimony to his virtues, his unquestioned friends, over whom sorrow has hung her sable mantle, our heartfelt condolence and pray the infinite Goodness may bring speedy relief to their burdened hearts inspire them with the consolations, that Hope if futurity and Faith in God, give even in the shadow of the Tomb.
W. A. Victor
W. J. Davidson
J. M. Merchant, Com.

Early Monday morning the startling news reached our city that the popular towboat, Old Reliable, under the captaincy of Arch Hollerbach, with a tow of rock for rip-raping the Mound City Ohio River levee front had sunk in thirty feet of water about four miles below Golconda, and that Captain Hollerbach had gone down to death with his boat.

It is said that one of the barges laden with rock sprung a leak and began sinking so rapidly that before the steamer could be detached from the sinking barges it also was pulled under.

When the crew discovered the inevitable they plunged into the river and swam ashore, but the captain was detained aboard until it was too late to escape a tragic death.

Captain Hollerbach was about 59 years of age and was one amongst the most popular steamboat men on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and his myriads of friends deeply deplore his sudden and tragic death.

We had a small jail delivery Sunday night or early Monday morning, when four prisoners, one white boy and three negroes incarcerated on diverse charges, had been given liberties which they promptly, boldly and ingeniously took advantage of.  It seems evident that the principal in the “get away” act was the young bandit, Roy Lutz, who has gained no little notoriety in this county, Alexander County and in Ohio, in the latter state he bears the reputation of having had reform school experience, and made his escape there from.  Next he was found on the bandit rolls in this and Alexander counties, associated with Will Wilson, who is in the Alexander County jail under sentence of death for the murder of Special Officer Thomas Logan, in Cairo, some months since. 


Mrs. Betty Grace, one of the oldest residents of this city, died at her home here Monday and was buried at Beech Grove Cemetery Thursday afternoon.
Mary Anastatia Campbell, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Campbell, died at the home of her parents early Monday morning after an illness of six weeks.  She was a bright, lovable, child and her winsome disposition made her many friends.  The funeral services were conducted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 1:45 o’clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Fr. Tecklenburg and the remains were conveyed to Mounds by special interurban car at 2:35 o’clock and interred in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Friday, 3 Apr 1914:
Mr. and Mrs. George Newton’s little daughter, Rudell, died the 7th of Feb., which no doubt will be news to many of their friends here (Perks).

WHEREAS, It has pleased the Almighty to remove from our midst by death our esteemed Friend and brother, who has been a member of the O. E. S. No. 710, Grand Chain Lodge, for many years and having occupied a prominent rank in our midst, maintaining under all circumstances and character, untarnished reputation above reproach, Therefore

RESOLVED, That in the death of Bro. Bartleson, we have sustained the loss of a friend whose fellowship it was an honor and a pleasure to enjoy; that we bear willing testimony to his virtues, his unquestioned friends, over whom sorrow has hung her sable mantel, our heartfelt condolence, and pray the infinite Goodness may bring speedy relief to their burdened hearts, inspire them with the consolations, that Hope is futurity and Faith in God, give in the shadow of the Tomb.
Olive Victor
W. J. Davidson
J. M. Merchant, Com
Mrs. Luton Wilmoth, aged 63 years, died at her home near Boaz on March 25.  She is survived by her husband, two sons, and a number of grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the residence on Thursday conducted by Rev. Migam, interment at Anderson near Boaz.  (Tick Ridge)

(Luton Wilmoth married Lidy E. Birkhead on 24 Apr 1867, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Will Wilson, incarcerated in the Alexander County jail, at Cairo, under sentence of death for the murder of Officer Thomas Logan (the date set for his execution Friday, April 24, 1914) escaped from jail early Thursday morning, accompanied by eight other prisoners.
Harry S. Bellows, formerly an esteemed citizen of Olmsted, died at Beech Ridge, Alexander County, last Friday, at the age of 45 years.  His fatal illness was pneumonia fever.  He is survived by his wife and two sons, Norman E. and Clyde H. Bellows, both of whom reside in Anna.  Decedent was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge at Carbondale.  His profession was that of barber and had pursued his vocation, at Carbondale, Anna, Olmsted, his former home, and at Beech Ridge, where he died.  At each of these towns, Mr. Bellows stood high in his profession and as a citizen.

Friday, 10 Apr 1914:

We wish to thank the many friends who so kindly assisted in the last illness of Mr. Richard Roche.  Also for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Richard Roche
Mr. Thomas Roche

After only four days, Mrs. H. M. Smith, one of the best and most highly esteemed residents of Pulaski County, died Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock at her home in this city.  She was stricken violently ill Saturday and from the first the attending physicians entertained no hopes of her recovery.  The deceased had reached the age of 62 years, having been born near Grand Chain, on December 2, 1852, and had been a resident of this county all her life.  Her parents were Judge and Hugh McGee.  At the age of about 22 years, the deceased was united in marriage to Lewis C. Smith, he dying about five years later.  To this union were born three children, Mrs. Ethel Hope Nesbitt, Hugh and Lewis Smith, all of whom are now dead.

In the year 1882, Mrs. Smith was elected to the office of county superintendent of schools in this county and which position she held for twenty-one years.  She was also one of the high officials in the Order of the Eastern Star in that state, at one time being Worthy Grand Matron, but at the time of her death she held the position of Grand Lecturer.  She was also Superintendent of the County S. S. Association.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Evers, of Grand Chain, and Mrs. W. N. Moyers, of this city, and two grandchildren, of whom she has been a foster mother, Margaret Hope and Hugh Nesbitt.
Funeral services conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. M. B. Baker, officiating.  Following the church services the Queen of Egypt Chapter gave a short service.

Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.

(A picture of Hester M. Smith is printed with the obituary.  Louis C. Smith married Hattie McGee on 31 Dec 1874, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  John Porter Nesbit married Ethel Hope Smith on 26 Feb 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  James A. T. Evers married Annie E. McGee on 11 Sep 1865, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  William N. Moyers married Nellie McGee on 17 Aug 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

It is with deep regret that we record the death of Mr. Richard Roche.  The deceased was born at West Troy, N.Y., July 13, 1841, died at Villa Ridge, Ill., April 3, 1914.  A few months after his birth his parents located in Villa Ridge, where he has since lived.

He was a kind, upright man, ever a friend to the poor and friendless.  A wife, brother and other relatives survive him.

The funeral services were conducted last Monday morning by Rev. Fr. Tecklenburg at the ___ Mounds.  Interment  ______ Cemetery at Villa Ridge.

(His marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Richard Roche Born Jan. 13, 1841 Died April 3, 1914, aged 72 Yrs., 8 Mos., & 21 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)
The will of the late Hester M. Smith was filed for probate in the county court Friday morning.  The entire estate is left equally divided between her two foster children, Hugh and Margaret Nesbitt.  Attorney Thomas Boyd was appointed executor.

Friday, 17 Apr 1914:
Johnston City—Gill Rogers, a miner, thirty-eight years old, committed suicide here by taking carbolic acid.  Family troubles had caused his act it is said.

Mrs. Marcella Goodwin was born July 10, 1881 at Edith Chapel, Ill., and departed this life April 6, 1914, at E. St. Louis, Ill.  She was the eldest daughter of M. J. Meeks.  Her remains were brought home for burial.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon by Rev. Douglas, of Marion, and Rev. King, our pastor.  She died in the faith of the final resurrection, as she had been a member of the A. M. E. church ever since she was ten years old.  She leaves a husband, father, stepmother, one child, a brother, and one sister to mourn her loss, besides a number of other relatives and friends.  Interment at Edith Chapel and Unity Cemetery.

We thank the many friends for kindness shown to us and also the floral expression of sympathy during this sad hour.
M. J. Meeks and family
Cal Goodwin
Mrs. Guster

We desire to thank our many friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear grandmother and sister.
Miss Margaret Nesbitt

Hugh Nesbitt
Mrs. W. N. Moyers
Mrs. Eliza Evers
Friday, 24 Apr 1914:

Prof. John Doty, of California, was called here (Grand Chain) by the very serious illness of his father, Dr. Monroe Doty, who is at Hale Sanitarium at Anna.  Reported no better.
Our community (Villa Ridge) was shocked to hear of the death of Deputy Sheriff Clyde Gaton, which occurred Sunday night.
Circuit Court Docket

Lawrence A. Herron, murder

Gerna Cooper, murder

Clyde Gatton, a highly esteemed young man of this city and for the past three years employed as jailer and deputy sheriff under Charles Wehrenberg, accidentally shot and killed himself instantly Sunday evening with a party of young friends at Mounds.

The party had just arrived from an auto ride, and upon entering the home of one of the party, Gatton went to remove a revolver from his pocket and in some mysterious manner the same was discharged, the bullet entering the brain.

The remains of the young man was removed to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Pollock, from where the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and the remains laid to rest along side of those of his father and mother, who had passed away within the past eight months, he being the last of the family.

Clyde was a young man of about 25 years of age and was of a very kind and jovial disposition and his untimely death will be mourned by his host of young friends and acquaintances throughout the county.

Friday, 7 May 1914:
A colored woman, the wife of Osker Dabner, died on Monday and was buried on Tuesday.  They lived on W. O. Wallis’ farm.  She was born and raised here and well respected by all who knew her. (Pulaski)

(Oscar Dabner married Blanchie Ira Tharp, daughter of Lewis Tharp and Ida Dammons, on 20 May 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
John Radamaker, one of the older residents, died at his home Monday night after a lengthy illness.  He is survived by a wife and a daughter Mrs. H. L. Green.  The funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Dunlap, of the Lutheran Church of Cairo.
Buried at Ohio Chapel Cemetery April 26th, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George Childers.  (Tick Ridge)
Mr. Will Burgeon died Friday, April 24, 1914, of pneumonia after a two-week illness.  He leaves wife and three daughters.  Their loss will be his gain, for such are they who die in the Lord and he said he had made his peace with God.  His remains were interred in Friendship Cemetery, Rev. Lanxton officiating.  Gone but not forgotten.  (Perks)

(William C. Bergen married Luellender Cope on 11 Aug 1887, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Friendship Cemetery near Dongola reads:  W. M. Burgen 1864-1914.  Father—Darrel Dexter)
Harrisburg—A coroner’s jury exonerated Nerge Butler of the killing of Walter E. Todd.  The evidence showed that Todd advanced upon Butler with a pistol and commanded him to say his last prayer.  Butler pretended to obey, drew a pistol and shot Todd though the heart.
DuQuoin—Riley Lane, a well-known character of this city, was shot and instantly killed in DuQuoin by Vine Bryant, proprietor of a clothes-pressing establishment.  Bryant told the police the killing was accidental and that at the time it happened the women were scuffling for possession of the weapon.
Herbert, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Handley, who has been ill for several weeks of typhoid pneumonia fever is in a serious condition.
Word has been received here by friends announcing the death of Frank Dwyer, at his home in Chicago, Ill., on Sunday, April 26th.  The deceased is a son of Mrs. Mary A. Kelley and with his mother formerly resided in this city.

Friday, 8 May 1914:
Mrs. V. V. Rhymer, aged 55 years, died at her home here (New Hope) on April 28th, at 6:30 o’clock.  The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church.  She is survived by seven daughters, one son and a host of relatives and friends.  The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church Thursday morning at 11 o’clock conducted by Rev. Bumpus, of Olive Branch.  Interment at New Hope Cemetery.

(Charles C. Rhymer married Victory Sowers on 5 Dec 1880, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Her marker in New Hope Cemetery near Ullin reads:  Victoria V. Rhymer Born Nov. 18, 1857 Died April 28, 1914.—Darrel Dexter)
Grand Chain, Ill., May 6, 1914

WHEREAS, In the recent death of our worthy brother, I. M. Taylor, Grand Chain Lodge No. 660, A. F. and A. Masons, deeply feel the loss to us of a brother, to the family, of a kind and indulgent father, and the community, of a worthy citizen and neighbor, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That we take this method of expressing our deep sorrow for the loss of a useful brother and citizen and our genuine sympathy for the mourning family and neighborhood in their great bereavement.  Be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased.
W. A. Gaunt
Dr. A. W. Tarr
J. A. Lewis, Comm.


Marion—After giving each of her three small sons a quantity of laudanum, it is alleged, Mrs. Dr. J. A. Clayton, wife of a prominent physician of Johnston City, six miles north of this city, died from a self-administered dose of carbolic acid before her deed was discovered.  The three children were saved by prompt medical attention.  The husband was at the home of a patient when he called up his residence to say that he would be late for lunch.  One of the small sons, aged five, drowsily answered the phone and stated that his mamma was asleep and they could not awaken her.  Doctor Clayton hurried home and learned the truth.  The wife left a note, but the contents are held confidential by the family.

Mrs. Mary Wilson, aged 87 years, and one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of this county, died at her home at America on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Recently she fell and broke her hip and this accident and the infirmities of old age, was the cause of her death.  On April 4, 1853, Mrs. Wilson went to the village of America as a bride and has resided there most of the time, with the exception of a few years in this city.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nora Spillman, of Gillette, Wyo., and Miss Emma Wilson, of America, and one son, Charles Wilson, of Monticella, Ark.  The funeral services were held at the America church Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock.  Interment at Thistlewood Cemetery at Mounds.

(Otha Allen Spielman married Mary Lenora Wilson, daughter of William Richard Wilson and Mary Lenora Cheethom, on 11 Dec 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Those who attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary Wilson, from this city, on Tuesday of this week were:  Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Mathis, Mrs. A. M. Palmer, Mrs. Elmer Boyd, Mrs. H. A. Mason and Mrs. Gip Hughes.

Friday, 15 May 1914:
Mr. and Mrs. Leeper’s 4-month-old baby died May 12th, and was buried on the 13th in Rose Hill Cemetery. (Edith Chapel)

Henry Gunn, aged about 22 years of age, was shot Tuesday afternoon at Villa Ridge by Miss Ethel Tanner, a young lady of 17, who charges that Tanner had wronged her.  The bullet entered the breast about two inches below the heart.

After the shooting the young lady gave herself over to the authorities, but her father and J. S. Dille arranged $500 bail for her pending a hearing.

Miss Tanner is in a delicate condition and it is stated that when Gunn refused to marry her and give her unborn babe a name, that she determined to take the matter in her own hands.  Gunn is the son of G. W. Gunn, of Villa Ridge.
Mount Vernon—Zack Reed and James Delvin, construction train employees on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy were killed by a train.  They went to sleep on the tracks.
Cairo—Ward Cotter, president of Cotter Bros. Company, wholesale fruit dealers, shot and killed West Wright, one of his negro drivers.  Cotter caught the negro stealing goods from the store.  Cotter was exonerated by a coroner’s jury.
Carlyle—An eastbound fast freight train on the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern railroad ran 11 miles without an engineer at the throttle after F. C. Anderson, who had charge of the locomotive, was killed.  Fireman Edward Payne noticed that the engine was not working properly.  He investigated and found Anderson dead on his seat.  It is believed that his head was crushed by the water crane here.  The fireman ran the train into a siding and the body was removed from the cab at Sandoval.  Anderson lived in Washington, Ind.
Mrs. Julia Wilkinson, colored, was found dead in the weeds near her home Monday evening.  Her son, Arthur, who is feeble minded, was arrested and locked up in jail, charged with causing her death.  The boy has always been regarded as harmless and been allowed his liberty.  Marks on her face indicated that he had bitten her and it is believed that he choked her to death.
Fred, aged 8 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vick, died at the home of his parents, on Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock after an illness of three weeks of a complication of diseases.  The funeral services were held at the residence at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Fr. Tecklenburg, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  The remains were taken to Ullin the same afternoon where the interment took place Friday morning.

(His marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:  George Frederick Vick 1906-1914.—Darrel Dexter)

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our friends and relatives for the kindness and sympathy shown us in our late bereavement in the loss of our death mother, Mary L. Wilson, also to the Rev. T. J. Holloman, of the Christian Church, for his kind words of comfort and to the undertaker, and to the pallbearers and for the beautiful floral offerings.
The Bereaved Family

Mary L., daughter of Sidney A. and Margaret Cheetham, born at Pittsburg, Penn., May 31, 1827, departed this life May 2d, 1914, at her home, America, Ill.

Mary Leonora Cheetham was married to William R. Wilson, in Pittsburg, Penn., Feb. 28, 1853.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilson soon after their marriage came to his home in America, Ill., where they resided until coming to Mound City and having lived there a few years, they removed to America.  Mrs. Wilson had resided in America nearly all the time for 61 years, Mr. Wilson having died many years ago.

The deceased was a refined, kindly disposed woman whose acquaintance was appreciated by all who knew her.  And withal she was a sincere, hopeful, devoted, practical Christian.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by one son and two daughters, Charles Wilson, of Monticello, Ark., Emma Wilson, of America, Mrs. Nora Wilson Spielman, of Gillett, Wyo.  A son and daughter departed this life at an early age.

Friday, 22 May 1914:

We desire to express our sincere thanks to the many kind friends who so thoughtfully and affectionately manifested their sympathy and rendered so many acts of kindness during the recent illness and at the death and burial of our dear little boy, Fred, especially the warm hearted friends of Mound City and Ullin
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Vick
Clyde Carson, aged 22 years, died at the home of his parents at Mounds Tuesday evening after an illness of several months.  The funeral services were held at the Congregational church Thursday afternoon, interment in Thistlewood.

Friday, 29 May 1914:
Mr. and Mrs. Stone and daughter went to Alto Pass Monday to attend the funeral of Miss Else B___ who died in St. John’s Hospital in St. Louis after an operation had been performed.  (Villa Ridge)
Quite a number from here attended Mrs. Ab Brewster’s funeral at Liberty Church Sunday afternoon.  (Bryan)
A small child of Mr. and Mrs. William Peck passed away Saturday morning and was buried Sunday at Salem Cemetery.  (Yates’ Landing)

Mrs. Alice M. Brown, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of Pulaski County and a resident of Ullin, died Wednesday evening on an Illinois Central train while en route home from Cairo, where she had been on a shopping tour.

The day was quite warm and Mrs. Brown, who was quite a large woman, weighing perhaps 250 pounds, was late in reaching the Illinois Central station.  Loaded with packages she hurried so rapidly toward the station for fear of missing the train that she was thoroughly exhausted when she got there.  Several other friends were on board to whom she told of her distressed condition.  They all did all they could for her, but she expired shortly after the train had passed Cairo Junction.

When the train arrived at Mounds those on the platform saw her sitting upright in her seat dead.  She was taken on a stretcher from the passenger coach to the baggage car, and taken to her home at Ullin.

Mrs. Brown was 56 years old and was a widow, her husband died a few years ago.  The family is one of the best known in Ullin and vicinity.  She leaves several children.

(A. W. Brown married Alice James on 16 Oct 1871, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Isaac Peterson, a former resident of this city and an employee of the Marine Ways here, was shot and instantly killed last week while returning from his work at the shipyard in Memphis, where he has been employed for the past ten years or more.

Isaac and his father were on their way from the yards, when suddenly a negro jumped from behind some obstruction and fired, the shot entering the abdomen.  A chase was immediately made for the negro, but his identity was never found.

No cause for the act can be given, as Isaac was well liked by his fellow workmen.

The deceased leaves a wife and several children.  Interment was made at Memphis Cemetery.

Friday, 5 Jun 1914:
Mrs. Harper, an aged citizen departed this life May 28th, 1914, and was buried on the 29th at Gravel Pit Cemetery, situated northwest of Edith Chapel.  She was the mother of Mrs. Askew and formerly lived at America.
DuQuoin—The Italian quarter was the scene of another Black Hand outbreak, resulting in the shooting of Joe Cicardi, whose wounds may prove fatal.  He was taken to the hospital at Murphysboro.  Joe Ventimiglia, an Italian merchant, did the shooting and told the police he fired in self-defense.  Several days ago, Ventimiglia received a letter signed by the “Black Hand” threatening his life unless he deposited a sum of money on a mine switch west of town.  Ventimiglia ignored the demand and four Italians surrounded his place of business and commenced firing.  He returned the fire and wounded Cicardi.  The others escaped.  John Fiandaca and Frank Chamarati have been bound over to the grand jury for their part in the killing of Tony Ferro, supposed leader of the “Black Hand.”

Friday, 12 Jun 1914:
Massac County lost one of its well-to-do farmers, Mr. Thomas Furgeson, who passed away Sunday, June 7, at his home near Salem.  (Yates Landing)
Sam Miller, aged about thirty-five years, died at his home in this city Thursday morning after a lingering illness of consumption.  Mr. Miller had recently removed to this city from Kentucky.  The remains were taken at nine o’clock Friday morning to Barlow, Ky., for interment.

Friday, 19 Jun 1914:
Dee Hubbard was accidentally shot this week by Willie Porter, while they were walking along the Meridian Road, and the result is that while Dee is lying at the point of death, Willie is confined in jail awaiting a hearing.  Both boys are colored and claim the shooting was accidental.

Friday, 26 Jun 1914:

Mrs. James Ray Weaver, aged about 46 years, died Friday afternoon at her home in Mounds, after an illness of many years.

She is survived by her husband, daughter and aged mother.

The funeral arrangements have not been completed on account of the absence of the daughter. 

Interment will be made at the Grand Chain cemetery.

(James R. Weaver married Myra B. Smith on 6 Jan 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Mr. John Adam Vogel, aged 76 years, and one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of this city, died at his home on Main Street at 4:00 Friday morning, after an illness of three months caused by the infirmities of old age.

Mr. Vogel came to this city about 55 years ago and engaged in the bakery business, which he has conducted ever since.  He was a man of a quiet disposition and had many warm friends socially and in business.  He is survived by his wife.  The funeral services will be held at the residence at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. C. Anderson, of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.  Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.

(John A. Vogel married Mary Len Troil on 13 Aug 1864, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Archie Jackson, an aged and well-known negro here, died Saturday and was buried at the National Cemetery Monday.

Friday, 3 Jul 1914:
The remains of Mrs. J. R. Weaver, of Mounds, a former resident here (Grand Chain), were brought to Grand Chain Monday by a special train.  Funeral was held in the Christian Church, interment in Masonic Cemetery beside her two little boys, who had gone on before.  Deceased leaves an aged mother, husband, daughter and one sister.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Bayless died of measles Saturday morning and was buried at Salem Cemetery Sunday.  (Tick Ridge)

Rev. I. H. Runalls, retired pastor of the Congregational Church at Mounds, departed this life Monday afternoon, at 2:30 at his home in that city, after an illness of several weeks.

Rev. Runalls was popular with his church people and the community generally and had made many warm friends in this city, having occupied Pilgrim Congregational Church pulpit a number of times.  He enjoyed a wide and favorable acquaintance amongst the Congregational churches throughout the Southern Illinois Congregational Association.  He was a strong minister, positive in his stand on any question of public interest.

Rev. Runalls was 70 years of age.  He is survived by his widow and five children, three sons and two daughters.  His sons are Whitfield, American Express agent at Cairo, Bert, of Carbondale, and Luther, of Los Angeles, Calif.  The girls are Misses Nellie and Ethel.

The funeral services were held at the Mounds Congregational Church at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. J. P. Galvin officiating.  The remains were buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Runnals was one of the best known Congregational ministers in Southern Illinois, having held a number of changes in this end of the state.

We desire to thank the many friends who so kindly assisted us during the last illness and death of our dear wife and mother, also for the many beautiful floral offerings.
James R. Weaver
Mrs. Fred S. Keiser
Frances Healey, a former resident of this city, died at his home in Chicago Wednesday.  Mr. Healey was engaged in the drug business in this city several years ago.  The remains will arrive at Mounds this morning, Friday, and interment will be made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

(Francis Healey married Ellen H. Gregson on 14 Feb 1888, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
The funeral of Mrs. James Ray Weaver, of Mounds, passing through this city to Olmsted, Monday afternoon, was largely attended by friends from Mounds joined by many friends in this city.  Two special coaches were required on the interurban and two special coaches on the Big Four to convey the cortège.

Frdiay, 10 Jul 1914:
The entire community seemed very sad over the death of Capt. James Bartleson, who departed this life at his home near Olmsted, July 3, 1914.  He lived in this neighborhood for a number of years and everyone knew him. About every week we could see him driving to his old home place and never was he too busy to speak a pleasant word to everyone he met.  He was a good, kindhearted Christian man.  In paying tribute to his memory, nothing too praiseworthy can be said for his life.  That he will be missed from this community is beyond words and the sincere sympathy of the entire community (Ohio) goes out toward the bereaved relatives.  The funeral services were held in the Christian Church at Grand Chain (where he was a member) Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Richey attended the funeral of James Bartleson at Grand Chain Sunday.  (Centreville)
Thomas Coleman, one of our faithful old citizens, passed away Sunday after a few minutes’ illness.  He leaves to mourn his loss three sons, Henry, of Bloomington; William, of Tamms; Sam, of this place (South Center); and a host of other relatives and friends.  (Too late for last week)

Capt. James Bartleson, aged about 82 years, and one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of Southern Illinois, died very suddenly at his home near Olmsted, on Friday night, July 3.
The deceased had been to Mound City during the day on a business trip and seemed to be enjoying the very best of health.  He left in the afternoon for his home, which is the old Clemson farm on the banks of the Ohio, and upon arrival, partook of a hearty supper, after which he and his wife retired to the veranda to spend the remainder of the evening.  They had been seated there but a few minutes when he suddenly fell from his chair.  Medical aid was immediately summoned, but he expired before the physician arrived.

The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, a great fighter for the temperance cause and also one of the largest property owners in the county.  He was a member of the Masons and also of the Knights Templar.

Capt. Bartleson is survived by his wife, two sons, J. W. Bartleson and G. G. Bartleson, both of Grand Chain, two daughters, Mrs. Ida Hecock, of San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. J. W. Davidson, of Grand Chain, one sister, Mrs. Eliza Tarr, of Grand Chain, two brothers August and John, of Kansas City, Mo.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Christian Church at Grand Chain conducted by Elder I. J. Parker, of Vienna.  Interment in Grand Chain Cemetery.

(James Bartleson married Mrs. Henrietta Clemson nee Richardson, on 13 Mar 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Robert N. Pollock, of Mounds, for many years a popular locomotive engineer on the I. C. railroad, died very suddenly soon after midnight Sunday at his home in that city, at the age of 51 years.

While Mr. Pollock had been for a few years past bothered with stomach trouble, he was only slightly indisposed recently, up to the time of his sudden demise.  A few minutes after 10 o’clock that night he had met Mrs. Pollock, who had been away visiting, at the train and was very soon thereafter partaking of a lunch with his family and after a short talk with them and having retired for the night, was observed by Mrs. Pollock to be suffering severely, who immediately repaired to his room and discovered that he was dying, and passed way before medical assistance could be had.

Mr. Pollock is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Ival, wife of Mr. Clyde Harding, and Mr. Alex Pollock, all of whom reside in Mounds.

Funeral from the Congregational church Wednesday afternoon, interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.  The rites of Free Masonry were observed.

Friday, 17 Jul 1914:
Henry Shifley’s little daughter, B., died the 7th.  She was 9 months and 4 days old.  She leaves four brothers and their loss was her gain, for Christ said, “Suffer the little children and come unto me, for such is the kingdom of heaven.”  Mr. Logan Jones and family did all that could be done for this dear little child and thank their neighbors for their help in her behalf.
Eliza I. Buren lost his wife Tuesday evening.  She had been sick quite a while.  The family just recently moved here from St Louis.  (Edith Chapel)

(The correspondent corrected this statement the following week, stating she had not died.—Darrel Dexter)

Drinking the water on some fly paper and chewing small bits of the paper Saturday morning caused the death of William Richard, the 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Crain, living on the old Crain homestead near Villa Ridge.

Saturday morning the parents went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Willard, a farmer living close by, leaving the child with the aunt, Mrs. Reeder, of Chicago, who is visiting at the Crain home, and she noticed that the child was sick and notified the parents at once.  When they reached home they found that the child had drank the water off of some flypaper and had chewed some of the paper.
Dr. C. F. Bosewell, of Mounds, was called, remaining there until its death, which was at 7 p.m.

The funeral was held at the residence Tuesday and services were conducted by Rev. B. A. Hoar, of the Methodist Episcopal church at Mounds.  Interment was made at Villa Ridge cemetery.—Citizen

(His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Billy Crain 1912-194.—Darrel Dexter)

C. C. Long, a former resident of this city and an employee of the Metal Bound Package Company, was shot and almost instantly killed at Dallas, Texas, last week while engaged in a quarrel with a fellow companion.

After leaving this city, Long went to Dallas, where he engaged in the hotel business.  It is rumored that he and his wife had been having trouble and that she had ordered him to stay away from her and it was while he was attempting to get to her room the trouble occurred.

Friday, 24 Jul 1914:
Quite a number of people attended the funeral of Brother Henry Kelly, one of the oldest deacons of Olmsted church, who died July 17, and was buried at the Olmsted cemetery.  He leaves to mourn his loss three sons, one daughter, two stepdaughters.  (South Center)
There was a colored boy by the name of Carter got shot here (Pulaski) on Sunday night by some other young colored boy.  He was shot in the neck.  The shootist is still at large.
We wish to correct a statement made last week.  We reported Mrs. Buren’s death, but it was a mistake. She had a prolonged sinking spell, but revived, and is now much better, but still seriously ill.  (Edith Chapel)
Mrs. C. H. Walton and daughter Lizzie attended the funeral of Henry Kellies at Olmsted Sunday.  (Union)
Mrs. A. L. Compton and Mrs. Cliff Compton have returned from Simpson, Ill., where they had been called on account of the serious illness and death of a relative.

(Amos L. Compton married Daisy G. Whiteaker on 6 Jun 1900, in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Quite a number from this city went to Mounds Wednesday morning to attend the funeral of Mrs. A. J. Littell, which occurred in the Methodist church in that city at 10 o’clock.  Mrs. Littell died Monday at the Old Folks’ Home at Smithboro, Ill.  She was 79 years old and resided in this city three years during her husband’s pastorate of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Rev. Littell died here in February 1905.

Fred Clemons, a colored fellow who is under indictment for the murder of Jasper Wills, at Mounds, on February 19, 1914, was captured Monday afternoon at Unity by Sheriff Wehrenberg and brought to the county jail where he is awaiting trial which will be held at the October term of Circuit Court.

Clemons was refused the privilege of securing bail.

Little Hazel Mason, the 11-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Mason, of this city, was drowned Monday night a few minutes after 7 o’clock, while with a swimming party on the Towhead Island, just north of this city.  Mrs. Mason, the child’s mother, was one of the party.  Immediately upon arriving at the island, the little lady and a boy companion hastened to the water in advance of the party composed of perhaps 20 persons, principally young people, and proceeded to wade out into the water, but instead of a gradual descent, out in the water, a deep hole was very near the water’s edge into which the child unconsciously stepped, and was soon out of sight.  Sandholes are numerous near the bank at that place, which were made by the Halliday sanddiggers.

In a few minutes after the accident, a large number of men and boats were on the scene putting forth every effort possible to recover the body, which was accomplished after about two hours’ search, near the point where the body went down, which was picked up with a shell net.  The body was placed in a boat where medical aid was in waiting and every restorative means known was employed, but with no avail.

Little Hazel was an exceptionally bright child and has many accomplishments for one of her age, and was very popular with the many who knew her.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational church by Rev. R. Washington Burton.  Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friday, 31 Jul 1914:

James Wright, who no doubt was one of the oldest residents in the county, passed away Wednesday night at his farm home hear Villa Ridge at the age over ninety years.

This highly esteemed old gentleman had been a resident of this county since 1847 and was at the time of his death a member of Trinity Lodge, A. F. & A. M. 562.

The deceased is survived by his aged wife and four sons and daughter, Watson, Robert, James, and Harry and Mrs. Henry Hogendobler.

The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the residence and remains interred at the Liberty Cemetery.

(Henry M. Hogendobler married Emma M. Wright on 6 Sep 1874, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in Liberty Cemetery reads:  James Wright born Feb. 14, 1825 Died July 29, 1914.—Darrel Dexter)

John Hale, aged about 64 years, and residing in the upper part of the city, was found dead in his bed Sunday morning having succumbed to an attack of heart trouble.

He is survived by his wife and one son.

The remains were interred in the Beech Grove Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

We desire to thank our many friends for their living kindness and tender care in the sad death of our little daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Mason



Friday, 7 Aug 1914:

D. M. Shaffer, who for the past years has been engaged as city marshal of this city, was shot and instantly killed Wednesday morning by Thomas Pyle, a well known dairyman, of Future City.  On account of the various stories in regard to the shooting, it is almost impossible to give the readers the true facts concerning the case.  One Cairo paper states that it was over the loaning of some money, another that it was over Pyle striking his (Pyle’s) wife.  According to the coroner’s verdict, Shaffer fired the first shot at Mr. Pyle, who returned the fire.  Pyle is said to be in a very serious condition at the Bondurant Hospital.

Mr. Shaffer is survived by his wife and two children.

The funeral was held Friday morning at the home of the deceased and remains to Grand Chain were interment was made.

Whereas it has pleased our Supreme Grand Master to call our worthy Brother James Wright from labor here to rest in the celestial lodge on high, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that in the death of Brother Wright, Lodge and the Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons at large have lost one of their most zealous supporters, an ardent Mason, a safe counselor, a true friend, Brother Wright loved Masonry, to him it was more than the mere forms and ceremonies of the lodge room.  The lesson given him when first made a Mason to be “good and true” sank deep into his heart and met a responsive chord in his naturally kind disposition, and his life was ever one worthy of emulation.

RESOLVED, that a page of the records of this lodge be dedicated to the memory of Bro. Wright and that these resolutions be engrossed thereon and a copy be furnished the family of our deceased Brother with the assurance of the sympathy of the brethren of this lodge and their commendation in the hour of their desolation to our Heavenly Father who will fold the arms of his love and protection around those who put their trust in Him.
Trinity Lodge No 562 A. F. & A. M.
Samuel S. House
J. A. Waugh
E. P. Easterday, Committee
Charles Davidge, aged 52 years, died at the home of his son here at one o’clock Monday morning after a short illness.  He has been a resident of this city for the past 15 years, coming here from Olmsted. 

He is survived by one son and two daughters.  The funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday afternoon and the remains were taken to Olmsted and interred in the Masonic Cemetery.

(Charles Davidge married Kate Bayne on 8 Feb 1877, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 14 Aug 1914:
Pinckneyville—Jacob Kinstler, nine years old, shot himself through the temple near his home in Pinckneyville.  His parents had reprimanded him for being away from home all night.  He was a son of Jacob Kinstler.
The remains of Thomas Snyder were brought home from the Cairo hospital Tuesday.  Funeral services conducted at the Christian church Wednesday by the Rev. Charles Karraker.  Interment in the Masonic Cemetery.  The community (Grand Chain) extends their sympathy to the bereaved wife, mother and children.
The remains of Dave Shaffer, of Mound City, were brought here (Grand Chain) for burial last week. 
Mrs. Annie Reed, aged about 43 years, and the wife of Henry Reed, died at her home one mile north of this city early Saturday morning, after a lingering illness of consumption.  She is survived by her husband, seven children and mother.  The remains were brought to this city Sunday morning and took to the home of J. N. Boers, of Upper Main Street, where funeral services were held in the afternoon at 2:30 o’clock conducted by Rev. M. B. Baker of the Methodist church.  Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
Samuel P. Hurst, 40 years old, died at his home in Pulaski at 4:00 Wednesday morning.  He had been ill for the past five months.  He is survived by his wife and five children, his mother, Mrs. J. M. Hurst, of this city, three sisters, Mrs. H. V. Handley and Miss Lula Hurst, of this city, and Mrs. H. A. Nelms, of Cairo, and two brothers, William, of Mt. Carmel, and Robert, of Pulaski.  The body will be interred in Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds Friday afternoon.

             (Harry Vantrees Handley married Sarah Duncan Hurst, daughter of Michael and Margaret Jane Hurst, on 16 Sep 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  H. A. Nelms married Christena C. W. Hurst, daughter of J. M. Hurst and Margaret Duncan, on 27 Jul 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 21 Aug 1914:
The funeral of Mrs. Julia Buren was held at Pulaski Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the A. M. E. church, Revs. King and Jackson officiating.  A large concourse of our people attended.  (Edith Chapel)

The death of Mrs. Mary Slaughter occurred Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Bergman, on Fifth Street.  Mrs. Slaughter had been in good health up to the past two months and was only confined to her bed about a week.  She had visited her son, George Slaughter, at Cairo only a few days before her last illness.

She was born in Henderson County, Tenn., March 10th, 1842.  She has resided in Mound City since 1868 and was considered one of Mound City’s pioneer residents.  She was married in Paducah to Mr. Slaughter, Dec. 25, 1861.  Mr. Slaughter died in 1889.  She is survived by three sons, George, of Cairo; William and Joseph, of this city; and one daughter, Mrs. Ed Bergman, of this city.

The funeral services were held at nine o’clock Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. F. Tecklenburg.  Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery at Mounds.

(Edward Bergman married Mary Slaughter, daughter of William Slaughter and Mary Read, on 17 Nov 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
DuQuoin—Mrs. Rosina Hurni, for more than fifty years a resident of DuQuoin, died.  She was born in Switzerland and was eighty-one years old.

Friday, 28 Aug 1914:
Quite a number from here (Bryan) attended the funeral of Mrs. Otto Sweiger at Concord Tuesday.

(A tin funeral home marker in Concord Cemetery near Ullin reads:  Betty Egner Schweiger 1896-1914.—Darrel Dexter)
James Moss received word that his sister-in-law, Camelia Moss, of Champaign, Ill., was dead.  (South Center)

Friday, 4 Sep 1914:
Several of our (Edith Chapel) older citizens attended the funeral of the late Willis Ware at Villa Ridge last Sunday afternoon.

Friday, 11 Sep 1914:
Quincy Bradley, a former well-known colored resident of this city, died at his home in Springfield, and the funeral was held Tuesday.  He is survived by his wife and four children.

             (This may be the same person as Quincey Bradley, who married Nettie Lynch on 23 Jul 1889, in Macon Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 18 Sep 1914:

Public notice is hereby given that an application for a pardon will be made to the Board of Pardons at the October Term 1914, for one Jesse Hutchson, who was convicted of murder and was sentenced to prison for 25 years in the Southern Illinois penitentiary at the January term, A. D. 1908, of the Circuit Court of Pulaski County for the murder of Hance Waters, on July 4th 1907.
Johnston City—Peter Cerro, an Italian, who came here four months ago saying he represented a labor bureau of St. Louis, was shot to death near a saloon by fellow countrymen.  He was shot nine times.  There is no clue as to his assailant, although the police were on the scene before the fire in the pipe he was smoking went out.
DuQuoin—Miss Mary Valerius, daughter of Mathew Valerius, a farmer south of here, committed suicide at her home by drinking a solution of paris green.  She lived several hours after swallowing the poison.

Friday, 25 Sep 1914:
Julia Frances Aden, the nine-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Aden, was buried at New Hope Cemetery Sunday.  Quite a number from here (Bryan) attended.  How sad, “But such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

(Simon R. Aden married Mirtie J. Price on 20 Sep 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Lola Perkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Perkins, departed this life Sept. 15, 1914, at 8 a.m., aged 19 years.  Funeral conducted Wednesday Sept. 16, Rev. Edward King officiating was buried in the Union Cemetery.  She leaves a father, mother, four sisters, and five brothers to mourn her loss.  (Edith Chapel—too late for last week)

(R. D. Perkins married Chaney Meaks on 28 Dec 1876, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Julia Frances Aden died at the home of her parents last Friday night after a week’s illness.  She was only three months old, but in her short stay she had endeared herself to both family and friends.  She was a lovely child.  After a short service at the church was laid to rest at New Hope Cemetery beneath a bed of roses.  (Ullin)
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hend, of Makanda, Henry Aden, of Tamaroa, and Mrs. Lizzie Ramage attended the funeral at New Hope of the Aden baby.

We went to thank the many friends and neighbors for the kindness to us in the death of our little baby Julia Frances and the beautiful flowers
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Aden

News reached our city Thursday afternoon of the not unexpected death of Rev. J. M. Sutherland, whose demise occurred at Zephyrhill, Florida, Wednesday evening of this week.

Rev. Sutherland, at the time of his death, was pastor of the First Congregational Church at Cando, N. D., which church had given him a leave of absence for a period of one year on full pay by reason of his ill health.

Rev. Sutherland was pastor of the Congregational Church of this city for about three years, and was one of the most popular ministers this church had ever engaged.  His first wife died in this city.  His second wife, who survives him, was Miss Margie McKee, a teacher in our city public schools.
His age was 65 years.  He is survived by his wife and five children and one brother.  We are not advised as to where he will be buried, but most likely in the Villa Ridge cemetery.
George Kelly, a highly respected colored resident of this city, and who for the past few years has been an employee at the shipyard, was taken suddenly ill last week while at work and expired the next day.  The remains were laid to rest in Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.

Friday, 2 Oct 1914:
East St. Louis—Charles Dammerman, fifty-one years old, a farmer living at Centerville Station, near East St. Louis, was struck and instantly killed by a passenger train of the Southern railway while he was on his way to Belleville to attend the centennial celebration.

Mr. Charles H. Brown, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of this county, died at his home at Pulaski, Ill., on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, 1914, after a lingering illness.

Mr. Brown was about seventy years old, and was a charitable and kindhearted man.

He was a member of Egypt Lodge No. 789 of Pulaski, also of Caledonia Lodge No. 47, A. F. & A. M., besides the Ladies Auxiliary, Rebekahs and Order of Easter Star.

He is survived by his wife, one son, two daughters, and a number of grandchildren.

The funeral was held at the Methodist Church at 11 o’clock Thursday morning, interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

(Charles H. Brown married Mary A. Rowley on 26 Sep 1869, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

We desire to thank the many friends who so kindly assisted us in the sickness and death of our darling baby.  Also for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Endicott

Winifred, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Endicott, of Villa Ridge, died last week, Friday, at her home after a week’s illness of typhoid fever, aged two years, eight months and twenty days.

The funeral was held Saturday afternoon and the remains of the little one were laid to rest in the Villa Ridge cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. Bell of the Congregational Church, of that place.

(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Winifred Endicott 1912-1914.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 9 Oct 1914:
Our former townsman, W. T. Wafford, of Zephershill, Florida, was in town (Villa Ridge) a few hours on Saturday.  He was en route home from Cando, N.D., to which place he had taken the body of Rev. J. M. Sutherland.

We desire to thank the many friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear husband and father.  Especially we do thank the Masons, Odd Fellows and Woodmen.
Mrs. Mary Brown and family
Pulaski, Ill.

William Stevers, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George McIntire, in Mounds, Wednesday evening at about six o’clock, aged 71 years.

Mr. Stevers was born and reared in Grand Chain, and resided there until a few years ago, when he engaged in business in Mounds, but retired a few months since on account of ill health.  He had served through the Civil War in the Union Army.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George McIntire, of Mounds, Mrs. Elsie Wheeler, of Cairo, and Miss Stevers, of Mounds, one son, William O. Stevers, of Mounds and one brother, D. E. Stevers, of Grand Chain.

Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at Grand Chain and interment made in the cemetery there.  Services conducted by Rev. Allen Ferrell, of Mounds.

(William Stevers married Mrs. Elizabeth G. Lancaster on 14 Jan 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Alexander Kirkpatrick, a well and favorably known colored citizen of this city, died at his home on Main Street this week and was buried Wednesday with military honors, in the National Cemetery.  Deceased was near 78 years of age and had lived in this county and this city since he was mustered out of service in the Union Army in 1866.  He was a quiet, unobtrusive, industrious and frugal citizen, commanding the respect of all who knew him.  He acquired some property here of no mean importance—his late residence and the business property adjoining, besides an interesting bank account.  He acknowledged the receipt of his fourth quarterly pension voucher early this week and expired in a few hours afterwards.  He is survived by his wife.  He was the foster father of Justice C. M. Thompson, of this city.

(Alexander Kirkpatrick married Millie Thompson on 30 Oct 1869, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Alexander Kirkpatrick, U. S. Navy, died 5 Oct 1914, and was buried in Section E, site 3850K in the Mund City National Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Susie Pluck, a colored resident formerly of Villa Ridge, died this week at the Anna asylum where she was an inmate.
Mr. and Mrs. George Trammell returned Monday from Bloomfield, Ill., where they attended the funeral of Dr. R. A. Hale.

Friday, 16 Oct 1914:
Harrisburg—Mrs. Carrie Hancock was found guilty of manslaughter in the circuit court and was given an indeterminate sentence in the penitentiary.  Mrs. Hancock shot and killed her husband four months ago while the two were quarrelling.
DuQuoin—After failing in an attempt to shoot and kill his wife, James Watson, a coal miner, shot himself in one eye.  Physicians have little hope he will recover.  Before he lapsed into unconsciousness, Watson told friends he had planned to kill himself for three years.
The remains of uncle Billie Stevers were brought here for burial last week and laid beside his wife and children in the Masonic Cemetery.  (Grand Chain)
Friends in this vicinity where shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. S. A. Crenshaw, which occurred in a St. Louis, Oct. 11, where she underwent an operation for gallstones.  We all sympathize with the lone husband.  (Bryan)

Mary A. Parker was born in Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 24, 1825.  At the age of 6 years, she came with her parents to Pulaski County, Ill.  In 1842 she was married to Alexander Parker near Villa Ridge.  To this union was born thirteen children, nine girls and four boys, five of which are now living.  They are William, Tom and Edward Parker, of Villa Ridge, Mrs. Annie Kelly, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Ora Pollock, of Mounds.  She also has one sister who survives her, Mrs. James Wright, Villa Ridge.

For the past four years she has been making her home with her children and died at the home of her son, Edward Parker, Oct. 10, 1914, at the age of 89 years, 9 months and 26 days.  She was a resident of Pulaski County 83 years.

(Robert S. Pollock married Ora Parker on 9 Jan 1887, in Pualski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 23 Oct 1914:
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schurd was buried at New Hope Sunday.  Relatives and friends in this vicinity (Bryan) attended.

             (Thomas Shourd married Emma Jenkins on 10 Apr 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  A marker in New Hope Cemetery reads:  Elma D. wife of T. J. Shourd Died Aug. 30, 1900 Aged 22 Yrs., 8 Mos., & 9 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)


Uncle John Sichling’s remains were brought from Belleville Saturday and buried at New Hope Cemetery.  A number from here (Bryan) attended.


Mrs. Johanna Browner, widow of the late James Browner, a prominent farmer and popular citizen of this county, died at her home in the vicinity of Villa Ridge, this county, at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, after an illness of one week, at the age of 63 years.

Mrs. Browner was born in Nashville, Tenn., and was married in Mound City in 1879, to the late James Browner.  Mrs. Browner is survived he three daughters, Mrs. William Baur, of Valley Recluse, Misses Francis and Lorette Browner, of Villa Ridge, and one son, William Browner, of Quincy, Ill., also four stepdaughters, Mrs. Timothy O’Sullivan, of this city, Mrs. G. M. Brown, of Davenport, Ia., Mrs. Ida Wever, of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. C. F. Roberson, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Funeral services were held in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, this city, on Monday morning of this week, conducted by Rev. Fr. Tecklenburg.  The interment was made in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, at Mounds.

Following relatives from a distance attended the funeral:  Mrs. Henry Weber, of Denver, stepdaughter; Mrs. George Roberson, of Cape Girardeau, stepdaughter; William Brown, of Quincy, son; Mrs. A. M. Mathis, and son, of Tamaroa, Ill., the former a stepdaughter, and Mrs. Margaret Fitzgerald, of Cairo, sister.

(Timothy O’Sullivan married Mary A. Browner on 25 Oct 1882, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Gilbert M. Brown married Catherine Browner on 23 Sep 1885, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  G. C. Roberson married Rose Browner on 12 Oct 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

With sadness we announce the death of W. N. Atherton, of this place, Plant City, Fla.

On Monday morning, at 11 o’clock, October 12th, 1914, at the ripe old age of 76 years December last, he passed away as if in a peaceful sleep, seeming to realize and know all about him; but unable to speak or say good-bye.  We laid him to rest in the cemetery here, the next day, with his last resting place on earth loaded down with beautiful flowers, placed by loving hands of is friends, sight to be remembered and kindly appreciated.

Mr. Atherton was born and raised in Pulaski County Illinois, where he lived until the last few months, which was spent at this pale.

In going over the records of his life, those who have known him longest and best are the ones who can praise him most.  During his entire life he was an honest, conscientious, upright man.  He stood for honesty first, last and all the time; He lived in peace with all with whom he lived and had business dealings.  No man in Pulaski County, Illinois, had more friends than he had—to know him was to love him.  The news of his death will be a message of sadness to all who knew him in Illinois and the same to those whom he had become acquainted and associated with in Plant City. He lived the good life and he surely has to his credit in the Great Beyond, a record fully entitling to dwell in peace forevermore.

Never to be forgotten, is the great interest and the many kindness extended him and family by the good people of Plant City, throughout his entire sickness and burial.  It was continuous day and night.  “Oh, so kind of them,” and how can we EVER forget.  All the Stringers who are relatives and other friends late from Illinois were at his bedside and funeral.

The funeral services were conducted in the Grove, by Rev. Hooker, of the Baptist church, this city.  We must speak kindly of Mr. Overton, the undertaker, for his kindly interest and sympathetic manner in which he discharged his sad duty.
Very respectfully,
O. O. Lewis
Plant City, Florida

(William N. Atherton married Sarah A. Stringer on 5 Aug 1864, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

WHEREAS, it has pleased Almighty God in His infinite wisdom to remove from our midst, our worthy brother, C. H. Brown, and

WHEREAS, we sorrowfully regret the loss of our beloved brother, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that we, the members of Golden Rod Rebekah Lodge No. 105, I. O. O. F., deeply mourn our loss in the death of our beloved brother, and extend to sister M. A. Brown and children our heartfelt sympathy, and lovingly commend them to our heavenly Father for comfort in this their sad hour of bereavement, and, be it further

RESOLVED, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the sorrowing wife of our deceased brother, and a copy be sent to the Pulaski Enterprise, and that a page of our records be dedicated to his memory, also, that our charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days.
The moon and stars are beaming

Upon one lonely grave
Where sleeps our darling husband and father

We loved but could not save.
Heaven now retains our Treasure—

Earth, the barren casket keeps;
And the sunlight loves to linger

Where our darling husband and father sleeps.
Mrs. E. F. Lewis
A. W. Lewis, Committee

Percy—An armed body of masked men stopped Sheriff Bresner of Willisville on the road, took Albert Ciazza, his prisoner, from him, shot and instantly killed Ciazza, and warned Bresner away.  Ciazza was an Italian miner, one of two brothers who engaged in a revolver fight with two American miners, Willis Adams and Ben Cooper.  The fight began over a request for a cigarette.  When it ended, Sam Ciazza was dead and both the American miners badly wounded.

Friday, 30 Oct 1914:
The remains of uncle Marion Badgley were brought here (Grand Chain) for burial last week.  This is his home, but he was visiting his daughter in Belleville, Ill.
Died, at his home at Perks, Ill., Jeff Brown, aged 72 years, 2 months and 18 days.  Was born in Pulaski County.  His first wife was Maria Sivil and to this union was born a son, but died in infancy and the mother soon followed.  His present wife was Mrs. Stewart, who has been his faithful nurse through his severe illness.  Mr. Brown has been an invalid for some years and though he suffered intense agony, he was always cheerful and had cast all his burden on God.  He leaves to mourn his death a wife, one brother, and one sister, besides a host of friends.  Interment at Cache Chapel, Rev. Bumpus officiating.  (Perks)

(Jefferson Brown married Maria Sibley on 7 Sep 1865, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in Cache Chapel Cemetery reads:  Jeff B. Brown 1842-1913.—Darrel Dexter)

On Tuesday of last week, Mrs. Henry Aldrich, late of Villa Ridge, died at Memphis, Tenn., while en route to Florida for the benefit of her health, her husband accompanying her.

The body was brought home and funeral services conducted Thursday at the Congregational church; interment made in the Villa Ridge Cemetery.

Mrs. A is survived by her husband, Mr. Henry Aldrich, three sons, Messrs, Thomas, Robert and William Aldrich, and a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Steers, of America.

(Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Mary V. Aldrich 1843-1914.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 6 Nov 1914:

Mrs. G. W. Gunn and Mrs. Nellie Donovan were called to Alto Pass on Friday by the sudden death of their father, Mr. Rendleman.  (Villa Ridge)

             (G. Wesley Gunn married Eugenia Rendleman, daughter of Henry Rendleman and Agness Head, on 1 Apr 1883, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Alto Pass Cemetery reads:  Henry Rendleman 1840-1914.—Darrel Dexter)


The obituary of Mrs. Mary Aldrich, whose death we all mourn, will be found elsewhere in this issue.


Mrs. Jim Flippin and daughter-in-law were called to Greenfield, Tenn., last week on word received of the serious illness of the former’s brother.  (Edith Chapel)


The remains of Richard Goins, of Olmsted, were brought here (Grand Chain) Thursday for burial in the Masonic Cemetery.



             We wish to express our thanks to the friends and neighbors for their help, kindness, and sympathy during our late bereavement.

H. J. Aldrich, and Family

Villa Ridge, Ill.



             John A. Sichling was born Oct. 26, 1849, in Hickman County, Ky., Departed this life at his residence on West A. Street, Belleville, Ills., Oct. 14, 1914, 9:15 p.m., age 64 years, 11 months and 18 days.  Mr. Sichling came to this state with his parents when but four years of age and has spent most of his life near Ullin, Ill.

             He moved to Belleville January 1912, where he has been an employee of the Southern Railway from that time until his death.  He was the trusted signalman at the West Main Street crossing of the Southern Railway and the Belleville and St. Louis street car system, in addition to this being an important railroad crossing, it is also the route of travel between Belleville and St. Louis for horse and auto.  The traffic is very heavy and the position is an important and responsible one, his duty being to guard against accident and to protect human life.  We called him “Dad” and watched for his clear signal for streetcar, auto, wagon and train; there were no delays, no errors and no accidents at ”Dad’s crossing.”

             Among the citizens of Belleville, Mr. Sichling had many friends, especially the traveling public, streetcar and railroad men, and among the many floral tributes was a large beautiful wreath, presented by the Southern employees with whom he worked and loved.

             Mr. Sichling was married to Miss Margaret Tennessee McCain in 1862, to this union were born six children, three with their mother preceded him to the great beyond.  He was united in marriage Feb. 26, 1903, to Mrs. Mary L. Brooks.  Mr. Sichling leaves his widow, three children, two stepchildren, six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

             The funeral party left Belleville 8 a.m. Oct. 17 via I. C. for his old home in Ullin, Ill., funeral and interment at New Hope the same evening at 3 p.m.

Good bye “Dad;” We knew you here

             And by your sign, the way was clear

For us to proceed through the crowded street

             Safe to work or home, in sun or sleet

Your work on earth has been well done.

             And now to you “King Death” says, “Come.”

You obey.  Later will all your friends and I

             For the living upon this earth must die.

But in our youth, we have been taught

             By the death of Christ, Eternal life was bought.

For all mankind and where He leads

             We simply answer “According to our deeds.”

And where thou walketh, tonight, we know

             Your loved ones and I are bound to go.

Every month and day the time draws near.

             When we come to the crossing, will it be clear?

Then let us pray for the guiding hand

             Of sympathy and love, the brotherhood of man.

Now while o’er your bier we bow our head

             In humble reverence for our honored dead.

We think of the loving deeds you’ve done

             In the struggle of life, and the crown you’ve won

And upon the grave, these hands of ours

             With tokens of love, we place these flowers

And, as o’er your form we place the sod

             We commend your bereaved relatives and friends to God.

John Thomas Moon

Belleville, Ill.

             (John Andrew Sichling married Margrate D. McCane on 27 Feb 1868, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)



             Berry Mowery, of Wetaug, when returning home from a visit at the home of Charles Barnhardt, near Jonesboro, Ill., Monday night, fell dead from the horse, which he was riding.  He was about a mile from his home in Wetaug when he suffered the stroke.

             (Lyman Perry Mowery was born 28 Jan 1878, and died 2 Nov 1914, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola.—Darrel Dexter)



             Mary Virginia Nickman was born at Natchez, Miss., June 3rd, 1842.  Was married at the same place to Henry J. Aldrich, Sept. 23, 1865, soon after which, they removed to Villa Ridge, Ill., where they have since made their home.  By a seemingly strange coincidence, Mrs. Aldrich died in her native city, Oct. 26, 1914, aged 72 years, 5 months, and 23 days.

             To the above union were born eight children, four of whom died in infancy or early childhood and four survive namely Thomas, William and Robert Aldrich, and Mrs. Minnie Steers, who with the devoted husband mourn her loss.  Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich left home on Oct. 15 to spend a short time with a niece at Westboro, La., and then to visit at other points in the south as has been their custom for the past several winters, enjoying the mildness of the climate.  At Natchez, Mrs. Aldrich suffered an attack of acute indigestion and further travel had to be delayed, after a few days a complication of other troubles developed and her condition becoming serious, Mrs. Steers and Mrs. R. L. Aldrich were called to attend here.  Later her sons Thomas and William hastened to her bedside, arriving in time to be recognized and spoken to.

             After all that physicians and friends and loving relative could do, had been done, the end came at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26th.

             The body was brought home on Wednesday and on Thursday afternoon the funeral was held at the Congregational church of which the deceased was a member.  Services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. B. Bell.  The remains were laid to rest at Villa Ridge Cemetery under a bower of flowers.  By the death of Mrs. Aldrich, the home loses a devoted wife and mother, the church loses an active and valued member, and the community loses a friend, who in her quiet living way did many unheralded deeds of kindness.

             The many and beautiful floral tokens bespoke of the love and esteem in which she was held and expressed the sympathy and condolence for the bereaved family.

Villa Ridge, Ill., Oct. 29, 1914


Miss Laura Gregson has received word of the death of her brother, George Gregson, at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Oct. 27th.  Mr. Gregson left this city for California, when he was 19 years old.  He leaves his wife, one daughter, and brother Fred, of Los Angeles, and one sister, Miss Laura, of this city.


Word was received here by friends of the death of Miss Sallie Dillsworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. X. Dillsworth, of Barlow, Ky.  Mr. Dillsworth and family are former residents of this city.


William Biggs and son Clifford have returned from Manning, Ark., where they attended the funeral of a relative.



Friday, 13 Nov 1914:


             Rev. Joseph Reinhard, a former priest of Grand Chain and while there a very frequent visitor to this city, died during the past week, and was buried at the cemetery at Lebanon on Friday.

             About four years ago, Rev. Reinhard left the Grand Chain parish and went to Kaskaskia and later to Lebanon, at which place he resided at the time of his death.

             The funeral services were conducted by Rt. Rev. Bishop Althoff and assisted by Rev. J. J. Gillen, of Cairo.


Miria Casey, an aged colored woman, died suddenly Wednesday morning at the home of Chris Keller on Main Street where she was employed.


The Cairo Bulletin of Tuesday morning states that Fred Connell, a former resident of this city, is in a very critical conditional at his home in Chicago and there is very little hope entertained for his recovery.  He is afflicted with throat trouble and during the month of August was a patient in the Kankakee hospital receiving treatment for an affection of the mind.



Friday, 20 Feb 1914:


             Mrs. Doris Pruett, aged 24 years, died at the Henrietta Hospital in East St. Louis Tuesday morning, where she was employed as a nurse, from abscess of the stomach following an operation.

             Mrs. Pruett was the daughter of J. M. Walker, of Cairo, formerly of Olmsted, and was born and raised in this county.



Friday, 27 Nov 1914:


             The sad death of Doris Pruitt occurred in East St. Louis at the Henrietta Hospital Nov. 16, 1914. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, of Olmsted.

             On Thursday, she was found unconscious in her room by one of the nurses, when she was revived it was discovered there was a ruptured blood vessel caused by an ulcer in the stomach.  It was thought perhaps an operation would save her life.  She was operated on about 6:35 Friday p.m.  In the midst of the operation the lights went out (this was never known to happen before), but the operation was finished by a pocket flashlight.  She seemed to be recovering, but took a sudden relapse and died Monday morning at 10:00 o’clock.  She had been at the hospital over two years and would have graduated next June as a trained nurse.

             At her request she was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Funeral took place at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. A. Ritchie, under the auspices of the World’s Fair Camp R. N. A., a Lutheran preacher officiating.

             She will be sadly missed from the hospital, where she was ever ready with a kind word and a smile.  She had selected for her life work that of helping and giving relief to others.  The nurses form the hospital were assistant pallbearers, bouquets of flowers were in abundance.  Her favorite song, “Some Day We’ll Understand” was sung by the nurses.

             We should not mourn our loss is her gain.  She leaves to mourn her loss, father, mother, two brothers, and six sisters.  Relatives present at the funeral were Mrs. Alice Walker, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Davidge, and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Richie.

Weep not for her

             Who has gone before

For she only waits

             On the other shore.

A Neighbor

             (James M. Davidge married Sadie Pearl Walker on 6 Aug 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


East St. Louis—Charles Cannady, seventy-one years old, an educator of St. Clair County, died at his home in East St. Louis.  He was the father of Dr. E. W. Cannady, an East St. Louis physician, and W. Kelsoe Cannady, teller for the Illinois Trust Company, East St. Louis.



Friday, 4 Dec 1914:

John Perkins was born in Tennessee in 1858 and departed this life at Edith Chapel, Ill., Nov. 25, 1914.  He was stricken in September with a paralytic stroke and other ailments from which he suffered until death relieved him.  He was a member of the Edith Chapel A. M. E. Church.  He leaves a wife, three brothers, two sisters, and other relatives to mourn his loss.  Funeral was held Nov. 29th, at church conducted by Rev. Douglas, of Marion, assisted by our pastor Rev. Stratton and Rev. McCallister, of Villa Ridge.

             (John Perkins married Elizabeth Black on 29 Apr 1877, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)



             Sylvester Westerman, a brother of William and Edward Westerman, of this city, died last Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Belleville, where he had been a patient for many moths with dropsy.  The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Germantown.

             For a number of years he was employed in the store of Bestgen & Westerman in this city as clerk.  He was 48 years of age and unmarried.  His two brothers attended the funeral.



             Early Wednesday morning, at his home in this city, occurred the death of Everett Wilson, aged 22 years, 8 months and 5 days.

             The deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, of this city, and was among the highly esteemed young men, he for a number of years holding the position of assistant postmaster here, but on account of his failing health was compelled to resign and go to a different climate for his health, but failing in this he returned home.

             He is survived by his parents and two brothers, Roy and Roscoe.

             The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Episcopal church, conducted by the rector, Rev. J. E. Anderson, interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.


William and Edward Westerman have returned from Germantown, Ill., where they attended the funeral of their brother, Sylvester Westerman.



Friday, 25 Dec 1914:

Uncle Ben Allen, a member of the G. A. R., has been confined to his bed for some time, seems to be no better.  (Edith Chapel)


Mr. and Mrs. U. D. Clark’s infant daughter, Louise, died Dec. 17, 1914 at their home in Carrolton, Ill., after several days’ illness of diphtheria.  We extend our sympathy to this bereaved family as Louise was the baby and the idol of the home, but dear friends, we have the consolation that your loss is the dear child’s gain, for the Lord does all things for the best.  (Perks)


Last Wednesday at 12:00 M__ Hester preached the funeral of Mr. Andrew McDonald, at the C. P. church, of which he has been a member many long years.  He moved from Tennessee to this state many years ago.  Perks Aid Society had charge of the funeral.  There were quite a number in attendance at the funeral from a distance.


Sunday, 20th inst., the remains of Mother Sallie Barns were brought here from Marion for interment.  The funeral was preached at the C. M. E. church of which she was a member by Rev. T. Landers, of Marion, who delivered a fine sermon.  The remains were accompanied here by her two sons, Rev. D. and Palma Barns.  She was 81 years and was born in Kentucky and the mother of 12 children.  (Perks)


The nine-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. John Reichert was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery Tuesday.  We extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved parents.  (Grand Chain)



             Mrs. W. T. Garrett died at her home in this city Saturday morning after an illness of several months.

She was born in North Carolina and was 57 years of age.  She has been a resident of this city for the past fourteen years and had many friends here.  She is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. E. C. Koch, of Cairo.

             The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Pennock, of Cairo, interment at Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.



__ presidents do not following one ___ much faster than Roman em____ for a time; and that’s about of political development __ __co has reached.

             ___ late evening of life, the golden ___ resting sweetly and invitingly ___ heaven streaming down through ___ __ing of mists of death, the great ___ life, was _____ to Mrs. ___ Prindle Dec. 12, 1914.

             __ Lucy Hurd was born at Sand___ Ill., March 4, 1834.  In 1857 she became the wife of Daniel W. Prindle, ___ whom she had grown up from ____ adulthood.  Immediately after the ___, Mr. and Mrs. Prindle went ___ where Mr. Prindle had pre___ settled up a homestead.  To ___ were born two sons and two daughters.

             ___2, the family moved from Iowa to Illinois and took up their residence at Villa Ridge.

             ___ Prindle leaves to mourn her loss one son, Daniel, of Mounds, and one daughter, Miss Emma, at home, one ___ daughter and having preceded ___ that Vale that knows no sorrow, where God wipes all tears away.

             Funeral services were conducted at the residence Sunday, Dec. 13, Rev. Alysworth B. Bell, pastor of the Congregational Church, who used as a text the 90th Psalm 12th chapter.  So teach us to number our ___at we may supply our hearts un___ __m.” 

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