Obituaries and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers

The Pulaski Enterprise

10 Jan. -  12 Dec. 1919

The Mounds News

21 Feb - 26 Dec. 1919

Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois


The Ullin Times

14 March & 22 Aug 1919

Ullin, Pulaski County, Illinois

Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter


The Pulaski Enterprise

Friday, 10 Jan 1919:

On Dec. 31st, 1918, Mrs. Ann E. Evers passed from this life to the great Beyond, having been ill with pneumonia for 12 days.  She was the oldest daughter of the late Judge Hugh McGee, of Grand Chain, having been born and reared at that place.  She was one of a family of 12 children, of whom the only surviving member is her sister.  She was also a sister of the late Mrs. H. M. Smith, former County Superintendent of Schools of Pulaski County.

She was born April 1850.  She is survived by a large family of children who have lived near her for a number of years, and have been a great source of pleasure and comfort to her.  And it may be truly said that it was their chief pleasure and thought to render her declining years free from care.
She was married Sept. 1865 to James A. L. Evers and removed to Salem community in Massac County and had resided in the same community for 45 years, surrounded by her many friends and neighbors, who testified to their love and esteem for her by their unceasing devotion to her during her last illness.  She was a devout member of the Salem M. E. Church, having united with that church at an early age, and reared a family of unquestioned Christian character.  Truly her Christian influence was unbounded and her loss is immeasurable.  Her husband preceded her eight years ago.

Her surviving children are Albert W., of Salem; Mrs. Cynthia Lippert, of Karnak; James O., of Grand Chain; Luther L., of Metropolis; Mrs. Hattie Furgeson, of Salem; and Hurbert H., of the Signal Service, somewhere in France.  The funeral services were held at Salem Church Thursday, Jan. 2, conducted by Rev. Dr. Shunard, of Metropolis, Ill.

(James A. L. Evers married Annie E. McGee on 11 Sep 1865, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  August Lippert married Cynthia C. Evers on 19 Jan 1898, in Massac Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 17 Jan 1919:
Arthur Schnaare died at the home of his father-in-law near Ullin Saturday night and was brought to Grand Chain cemetery Monday for burial.  This was a severe blow to Mrs. Arthur Schnaare, as she recently lost her mother and a sister-in-law.  It was equally so to Gus Schnaare, father of the deceased as he just lately received word that another of his boys died in France.  We ask the bereaved relatives to accept our heartfelt sympathy and hope they may rest assured that their loved ones have found rest and peace in Paradise.  (Ohio)
We were sorry to hear of the death of Arthur Schnaare, who died at the home of his father-in-law, Henry Lentz.  This is the third death in that home in the last two weeks of flue or its complications.  Arthur was the son of C. G. Schnaare, of this place.  He leaves a wife, two small children, father, mother, several brothers and one sister to mourn his loss.  He was a very likeable and industrious young man.  (Levings)
Antonis Grant, a young colored boy of about 21 years old, died at his home here (Levings) Sunday of pneumonia.
Ed Smith and family were called to Sandusky last week occasioned by the death of a niece, Eva Ross.  She was a young girl who had picked strawberries in our settlement for several seasons.  She was during the time of her stay among us associated with our Sunday school.  (Edith Chapel)

Mrs. Jennie R. Adams, of this city, died Saturday at the hospital at Anna, where she was taken a few months for treatment.

Mrs. Adams has been a resident of this city for a number of years having removed here from Ullin.  Her husband was a prominent sawmill man of Ullin.  She is survived by her son, Roy N. Adams, of Warren, ___ daughter, Mrs. Flora Cle____  __a, two granddaughters, _____ ____ __tch of Chicago and _____.

The body _______ _________  horse________.

Mr. and Mrs. William Rice have returned from Carbondale, where they attended the funeral of Mr. Rice’s sister.
Opal Mary Boyd, the 5-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyd, died Saturday morning, Jan. 11, 1919, at 8:30 a.m. of bronchial pneumonia.  The body was shipped to LaCenter, Ky., Sunday afternoon, where the funeral was held Monday and interment in Henderson Cemetery.  The child’s father is in the army and had never saw the child.  O. A. James was funeral director.

Friday, 24 Jan 1919:
Mrs. George Laser died at her home Tuesday at 12 o’clock of pneumonia.  She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, father and several other relatives.  She was buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery.  (Perks Items)
Dig Short, of Rago, passed through town with the remains of his daughter.  They buried her at Butter Ridge beside her mother.  (Perks Items)
Friends here (Grand Chain) of Harry Powell will regret to hear of his death, which occurred at White Earth, Minn. Mrs. Eliza Lipe received the announcement of his nephew’s death last week.  Prof. and Mrs. Powell are employees of the government as teachers on an Indian reservation in Minnesota.
Mrs. Mary Murphy, an old resident of this place (Levings), died at her son’s home at Curry, Ill., last Friday of heart failure, following a siege of the flue.
The flue is quite thick around here (Levings); a few have died of it.
Mr. Hogan, of Cairo, came up Saturday to attend the funeral of his cousin, Mrs. Murphy.  (Levings)
Herman Hutton died at his home here last Thursday and was interred at Salem Cemetery Saturday.  The Woodman had charge of the funeral.  He leaves a wife, one child, father and mother and several brothers and sisters to mourn his loss.  (Karnak)

Mrs. Mary Murphy, wife of Michael Murphy, deceased, was born in County Cork Ireland, in 1836 and died at the home of her son near Pulaski, Ill., Jan. 17th, 1919.  She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Murphy came from the old country when a girl of 15 to Cairo, Ill.  A few years later she was joined in wedlock to Michael Murphy, of Olmsted, where she lived until about a year ago.  Mr. Murphy has been dead about 25 years.  They were the parents of eight children; three preceded them to the grave.  The children surviving are Pat Murphy, of Levings; Michael Murphy, of Mound City; Martin Murphy, of Wabash, Ind., Ed Murphy, of Pulaski; Mrs. William Price, of Levings, also twelve grandchildren.

Mrs. Murphy, despite her age, was very active and was only sick a short time.  Her death was unexpected.  She was buried at Villa Ridge.  Rev. Father Tecklenberg conducted the services.

(William R. Price married Jennie M. Murphy on 16 May 1900, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Her marker in Calvary Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Michael Murphy 1835-1894 Father  Mary Murphy 1836-1919 Mother.—Darrel Dexter)
Prof. J. W. Ware, a highly respected colored man and for the past nine years principal of the colored schools here, died at his home here Tuesday morning after an illness of several weeks.  He is survived by his wife and sons.  The remains were shipped to Henderson, Ky., Thursday afternoon for burial.  G. A. James was funeral director.

Friday, 31 Jan 1919:
Clark Norman, aged 60 years, 5 months, and 2 days, died at his home here Sunday morning following an illness of several weeks.  He is survived by his wife and six children.  The funeral was held at the residence at 7 o’clock Sunday evening, conducted by Rev. Lockard, after which the remains were taken to Cairo by undertaker G. A. James, where they were shipped to Greenup, Ill., for interment.  The body was accompanied to Greenup by his daughter and sister-in-law.
George Clark aged 34 years, and 11 months, died at his home on north Main Street Sunday of jaundice and pneumonia.  He is survived by his wife.  Funeral was held at the residence on Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. Lockard of the Baptist church, interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.  E. P. Thomas had charge.

Friday, 7 Feb 1919:
Mrs. Mabel Price received a message Saturday announcing the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. Andrew Moore.  Mrs. Price left Sunday for Arkansas.
The remains of the husband of Mrs. Lizzie Arnold Bullard were brought here (Grand Chain) Sunday from Arizona for burial.  Mrs. Arnold is a niece of Gus and Fred Reichert, and was a resident of Grand Chain a number of years ago.

Manager G. W. Cowles, of the Polk Preserving plant of this city received a message Wednesday after announcing the death of J. T. Polk at his home in Greenwood, Ind., at the age of 63 years, of a complication of disease.

The deceased was president of the Polk Preserving Co., operating several plants over the middle west.  He was practically retired from the active management of the preserving company’s vast interests, delegating his authority to his son, Ralph Polk.
Word has been received here by friends of Rev. Roy Morgan, of the death of his mother.  This is a double bereavement for Rev. Morgan, as his father died in December.
Friday, 21 Feb 1919:
Cleman, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Douglas, died Feb. 12th.  (Round Pond)
Mrs. M. M. Williams returned home Sunday after attending his brother in his last sickness and death. (Perks)
The remains of Mrs. Sarah Allen Hutchinson were brought here (Grand Chain) from Little Rock, Ark., Saturday for burial.  The daughter, Mrs. Gaddie Hale, and granddaughter accompanied the remains.  The deceased was about 78 years of age and will be remembered by our older citizens having resided here about 35 years ago.  One son, John Allen, of Jacksonville, Fla., and the daughter, Mrs. Hale of Little Rock, survive her.

Funeral services for the late Senator Sidney B. Miller, of Cairo, who passed away Sunday afternoon at St. Mary’s Hospital at Cairo, where he had been a patient, for ten days suffering with influenza, was held Wednesday afternoon at the First Methodist Church in that city, and the remains taken to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment.

In 1886 Mr. Miller was elected to county clerk of Alexander County and served the people of that county in that capacity faithfully and creditably for eight years.  In 1894 he was elected sheriff and collector and at the expiration of that term retired to his farm.  In 1909 Mr. Miller was elected to the general assembly and was a member of the House of Representatives when the famous fight between Senator Shelby M. Cullom and Governor John R. Tanner for Senator Cullum’s seat took place.  Mr. Miller was helping Mr. Cullom and won.  In 1901 Mr. Miller was appointed postmaster at Cairo and served over three years.  In 1916 he was elected to the state senate and was holding that position at the time of his death.  One of his last official acts was to vote for the ratification of the prohibition amendment.
Friday, 28 Feb 1919:
News has been received that Thomas Price of this place (Levings) died of pneumonia in France Feb. 13.  He has been in France for almost a year in the service of his country.  He was born and raised close to Levings and is a brother of Sam and Fred Price.  He was about 32 years old and leaves besides his brothers, two small sons.

(His marker in Price Cemetery reads:  Thomas T. Price Illinois Pvt. Emergency Hospital 2 Died Feb. 15, 1919.—Darrel Dexter)

We wish to thank our many friends for the beautiful floral offerings and the sincere sympathy shown us during the sickness and death of our beloved wife and mother.
George Parker and family

Whereas, in the inscrutable wisdom of God, our dearly beloved sister, Cina Whiteaker, has been released from the cares and afflictions of this life, we feel it but meet and proper that this chapter place on record a tribute of respect and affection to her memory and also its appreciation of her sterling worth and beautiful Christian character.  Your committee, however, feel their ability inadequate to fully portray her many good qualities as a sister among us and a force in the Order of the Eastern Star.
It was she who first conceived the idea of the formation of a chapter at this place, and through her untiring efforts succeeding in establishing a chapter here that has always stood high in the galaxy of the chapters in the state and has frequently elicited the highest praise from the grand officers of the Grand Chapter for its beautiful rendition of the ritual and decorum and harmony of its meetings.  She was its first Worthy Matron and was re-elected at the end of her term office to serve another year.  As our Worthy Matron, she was zealous, courteous and kind, ever ready to impart her knowledge to those less favored.  In recognition of her ability the Grand Chapter appointed her to the office Grand Ruth, which position she filled with honor.  This chapter also, upon her removal to the State of California, presented her with a certificate of Life membership in the Queen of Egypt Chapter.

But she has gone from us.  No more on this earth will we hear her gentle voice or see her beautiful face, but we all can love her memory and rejoice in the firm belief that she is now over us the bright rainbow of hope of immortality to cheer us in our grief, therefore be it

Resolved, That this Chapter be draped in mourning for the usual period, and that a copy of this report be furnished to the mother and sister and published in the Pulaski Enterprise.
Fraternally &c.
J. A. Waugh
Bertie K. Easterday
Fredonia Hughes

Mrs. Martha Parker, wife of George Parker, died at her home in this city on Monday, February 24, at one o’clock p.m., having been ill for a number of years.  The deceased was 44 years, 3 months and 17 days old.  She was born in Lafayette, Tenn., and came with her husband and family to this city on May 8, 1892.  Mrs. Parker was a conscientious and devout Christian, being a true member of the Grace M. E. Church and was highly esteemed by everyone who knew her.

The deceased is survived her husband, two daughters, Misses Gladys and Helen Parker, two sons, Albert and Corliss Parker, one grandson, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Freeman, of LaCenter, Ky., and several sisters and brothers.  Funeral services were held at the Grace M. E. Church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock conducted by the pastor, Rev. S. A. Matthews, interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.  Services at the grave were conducted by the Order of the Eastern Star.  G. A. James was the funeral director.
Dr. J. F. Hargan and Mrs. Fred Hoffman attended the funeral of Mrs. Frances Winn, a sister of Mrs. Lucy Hoffman, at DuQuoin Sunday.

George W. Rife, aged 31 years, and a prominent farmer of this county, died at his home two miles west of Pulaski.  He is survived by his wife, six children and a number of grandchildren.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, interment in Rose Hill Cemetery near Pulaski.

(His marker in Rose Hill Cemetery reads:  George W. Rife Born Aug. 28, 1838 Died Feb. 26, 1919.—Darrel Dexter)
Friday, 7 Mar 1919:
John Eller and wife spent Tuesday with Calvin Eller’s family and set up a monument to their father’s grave in Ohio Cemetery.  (Round Pound)

Daisy Futrill, aged 5 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Futrell, died at their home one mile west of Villa Ridge on Saturday and was buried on Monday at Redden Cemetery.  The family formerly resided in this city.
Mrs. B. H. Wing died suddenly at her home in Murphysboro on Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. Wing, who with her husband and family resided here for several years has many friends in this city who will be pained to hear of her death.
Word has been received here of the death of Frank Fair, at his home in Hanford, Cal., on Sunday, March 2nd.  Mr. Fair was a resident of this city for many years.

             (Frank A. Fair married Ida R. Armstrong on 16 Mar 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Friday, 14 Mar 1919:
Z. Schaffer died at his home here early Saturday morning after a few weeks’ illness.  Age 60 years.  Funeral services were held at the Christian Church of which he was a member.  Rev. Dunn, of Mounds, officiating.  He is survived by his wife and six children, Horace and Tarrence of Mounds, Edgar of Boaz, Artie, Opal and Virginia, of Grand Chain.  (Grand Chain)

Funeral services over the late A. J. Dougherty will be held on Sunday afternoon at the Grace Methodist Church in this city at 2:15 o’clock, Rev. Matthews officiating.  Interment at the Beech Grove Cemetery.

             A. J. Dougherty, one of our city’s most highly esteemed residents, passed away early on Thursday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Hood, in Cairo after an illness of only a couple days.  It was a great shock to his family and many friends, as he was thought to be getting along nicely from a cold, which he contracted only last Sunday.

             The deceased was for many years at the head of the Light and Water Company of our city.  For over the past thirty years he has been a very active member of the Grace Methodist Church and was superintendent of the Sunday school.

In politics the deceased had always been a strong Prohibitionist and had always taken a active part in elections.

Mr. Dougherty is survived by his brother, John, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Babcock, of Mt. Morrissipo, Colo., four daughters, Miss Avis, of Calamath Falls, Ore., Mrs. Ethel Dickson, of Portland, Ore., Mrs. W. Pfeffer, of Lebanon, Ill., Mrs. Harry Hood, of Cairo, two sons, Col. A. J. Dougherty of Washington, D.C., and Will A. Dougherty, of Cairo.

Funeral arrangements will be made as soon as word is received from his children.

(Andrew J. Dougherty married Albertine Hurd on 1 May 1867, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  A. J. Dougherty married Martha Ah Fong on 10 Mar 1901, in Honolulu, Hawaii.—Darrel Dexter)

Friday, 21 Mar 1919:
Uncle George Taylor, well known and respected colored man, died at his home in Old Town Saturday evening of the Bright’s disease, after an illness of two years.  (Grand Chain)

Flora Adams Curt, beloved wife of Edward Curt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adams, born near Olmsted, Illinois, on June 2, 1896, departed this life March 14th, 1919.  She leaves to mourn her untimely departure two brothers, father, mother, husband, Edward Curt, and two infant sons, one three years and the other five months of age.

Funeral services were held in the Congregational church at Olmsted, conducted by Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Lutheran church of Cairo, of which the deceased was a member.
James Oran, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rushing, of this city, passed away last Tuesday morning at the home of his parents and was buried at the Beech Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services over the late A. J. Dougherty were held last Sunday at the Grace Methodist Church in this city, but on account of the failure of two daughters form Oregon failing to arrive, interment was postponed until Thursday.
A telegram was received this week by L. C. Perks from Pleas Ward, at Granite City, telling of the death of Mrs. Caroline Neumenger, at his home in that city.  The remains were brought to Mounds on Wednesday and were laid to rest in the Beech Grove Cemetery.  Quite a few from this city attended the funeral.

Friday, 28 Mar 1919:

George Alfred Romaine died at the home of his sister, Mrs. S. P. Williams, in this city March 26th, at 10 a.m.

The body was removed to the undertaking parlors of G. A. James and prepared for shipment to Paducah, where the remains will be laid to rest in the city cemetery.

The remains were taken to Cairo Thursday afternoon, followed by the relatives and shipped to that city where the funeral will be held Saturday.
Friday, 4 Apr 1919:
Mrs. Pearl Johnson and daughter were called to Dumain on last Wednesday, the occasion being the death of an infant niece.  They returned home the latter part of the week.  (Edith Chapel)

(Jennett Johnson married Pearly Cherry, daughter of Ezra Cherry and Meria Meeks, on 2 Jul 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)
Mrs. Sarah McCan departed this life March 27th, 1919.  She was found dead in bed on the north Weil farm where she had moved to from our settlement a few days prior to her death.  She was affected with asthma.  She was a member of our church and the services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Jones.  Interment at Wafford Cemetery.  (Edith Chapel)

Mrs. Lafayette Collins, a former resident of this city, died at her home in Dubuque, Iowa, last Sunday, and the remains were brought to this city Wednesday and laid to rest at the National Cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. Matthews of the Grace M. E. Church.

Charles Collins, the son of the deceased, and his two daughters arrived with the remains and are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Murphy.

M. B. Lucas, a bad colored character, who is wanted at Blythville, Arkansas, on a murder charge, was caught in this city Thursday noon by Deputy James Wilson, while the former was in hiding at the Black Cat Den in the lower part of town.

A reward of $200.00 has been offered by the authorities for the capture of Lucas, and there is no doubt that Wilson will receive it.

We wish to thank our many friends who so kindly assisted us during the funeral of my dear mother.  We wish to especially thank those who so generously extended the use of their auto.
C. A. Collins and family

Friday, 11 Apr 1919:

Bud Neathamer, of near Union School, died last week of pneumonia, following the flu.  He leaves a wife and several children.  (Round Pond)

News of the death of Rev. Diepenbrock, of Belleville, reached here (Grand Chain) Sunday.  The brother, Y. A., and wife left Monday to attend the funeral.


Friday, 18 Apr 1919:


             We desire to thank our many kind friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us during our recent bereavement in the burial of our son and brother, George S. Lampley.  Especially do we thank the Revs. J. Burgess and F. L. V. Meske and the soldier boys for their kind assistance.

Mrs. Elizabeth Lampley

Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Beck

Stephen Lampley


Several from here (Ohio) attended the funeral and burial of Mrs. Donegan at Grand Chain Sunday.


A number from here (Edith Chapel) attended the funeral of the late Henry Reese at Villa Ridge.  He was one of the soldiers that died in the New York ___ al.


Mrs. Emily Donigon died at her home in the east side Saturday morning after a long illness, age 76 years.  Services were conducted at the cemetery by James Adams Sunday afternoon.  She is survived by two children, Mrs. Yoakum, of Mound City, and Mrs. ___ Jackson with whom she made her home.  (Grand Chain)


Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Yoakum of Mound City were here (Grand Chain) for the funeral services of the latter’s mother.



             Emily Haskinson Donigon was born August 16, 1842, and died at her home in Grand Chain, Ill., on April 12, 1919.  She was married to John Donigon on April 2, 1861, at the home of her father at the Landing on the Ohio River.

             She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Zellah Yoakum, of Mound City, and Mrs. Mollie Jackson, of Grand Chain, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral was held on Sunday afternoon conducted by Mr. Adams.



             George Lampley, aged 24 years, and one of Uncle Sam’s defenders in France, died on April 8th at Camp Meade, Md., where he had recently been taken for treatment for shell shock received while in service.

             The deceased was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Lampley, of Villa Ridge, and had been in the service for the past eight months.  He was a member of the Co. C, 309 Machine Gun Battalion.  He is the only Pulaski County boy who had seen actual service in Europe to be laid to rest in this county.

             The funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 14th, at the Congregational Church in this city, and were conducted by Rev. Meske, the pastor and Chaplain Joel Burges, of America.  The remains were laid to rest in the Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds with military honors.

             E. P. Thomas of this city had the funeral in charge.


Friday, 25 Apr 1919:

Mrs. Effie Mosley Nix, of near Hillerman, passed away Saturday, 12 at 4 o’clock, of pneumonia following a case of flue.  She leaves a husband and a baby daughter, thirteen months old, a sister and a brother and a host of warm friends to grieve her loss.  (Round Pond)


Mr. and Mrs. James Rushing and family motored to Anna Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mr. John Ray, a brother-in-law of Mr. Rushing.


Friday, 2 May 1919:

The people were glad to see Earnest Lenzey, the young boy that was recently bound over to the grand jury on the charge of murdering Frank Truster, come home Monday.  No bill found.  (Pulaski)


Several from here (Wetaug) attended the funeral of the late Dr. Reals.


Pat Murphy was called to Wabash, Indiana, on Sunday on the account of the serious illness of his daughter, Edna, who is in the hospital there.  (Levings)


Zona Little, of Karnak, charged with murder, was released by the court on $4,000.00 bond.



             Dr. M. L. Winstead, a well-known physician of this county, died last Friday, at Anna, Illinois.

The deceased for many years had been actively engaged in the practicing of medicine and conducting a drug store at Wetaug, but on account of failing health had moved to Ullin to reside.

             The funeral services were conducted last Tuesday at the Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church and a very large number of his friends were present to pay their last respects.

             (Marcus Winstead married Zilpha Tweedy, daughter of Isaac Tweedy, on 22 Mar 1877, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:  Dr. M. L. Winstead 1845-1919—Darrel Dexter)


Mr. and Mrs. George Ashby have returned from Barlow, Ky., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Ashby’s brother.


Friday, 16 May 1919:

Several from Ohio attended the burial of Mr. Copeland at Grand Chain cemetery Sunday.  (last week’s items)


The funeral of Mrs. Jeff  McClellan on Tuesday, June the 12th, was one of the largest we have ever had.  She was one of the oldest citizens and had lots of friends.

             (Thomas Jefferson McClellan married Sarah J. Bettis on 25 Jan 1863, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Kate Jehls at her home in Memphis on last Wednesday.  Mrs. Jehls was the daughter of Mrs. Sam O’Donnell a former resident of this city.


Friday 23 May 1919:

Presiding Elder Rivers, of the M. E. Church, took suddenly ill at 9 o’clock Saturday night and expired in a few minutes.  His remains were shipped to Detroit, Mich. (Perks)


Friday, 30 May 1919:


             Andrew Box, aged 26, a negro ex-soldier, was shot and instantly killed by Tom Alexander, 29, a negro at Mounds, shortly after six o’clock Monday morning.  The shooting occurred in the rear of a house in which both the negroes lived.  Alexander killed his man by shooting the whole side of his head off with a shotgun and then made good his escape.

             Box was still wearing his uniform when he was killed.  His father is said to live at Brinkley, Ark.  He was drafted from this city and is said to have seen service at the front for some time.  Alexander was a resident of Mounds, where he and Box were both employed with the I. C. Railroad.

             It is said that the fellows quarreled over a colored woman residing in that city.


The one-day infant of Rev. and Mrs. S. A. Matthews died Sunday evening at 8 p.m.  Interment on Monday in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Rev. Dunn of Mounds conducted the funeral service.


Friday, 6 Jun 1919:

S. McElay Dead

             Samuel E. McElya, for a number of years a resident of this city, died at an early hour Sunday morning at his home here at the age of 37 years.

             The young man leaves to mourn his untimely death, his wife and three sons and a number of relatives.

The funeral services were held at the residence of Rev. Matthews, pastor of the Grace M. E. Church, of this city.

             The remains were taken to his former hometown, Wickliffe, Ky., for interment.


Friday, 13 Jun 1919:

Grandfather H_nes died Wednesday at 2 p.m. and was buried in Perks colored cemetery near the Baptist church.  (Perks)



             Reginald Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Martin, farmer residing north of Mounds, was struck by the Big Four passenger train Friday afternoon near the Veneer Mills and instantly killed.

             The young man was in search of work and just been to the plant in search of a job and was leaving when he was struck and knocked to the side of the track.  The remains were taken to the undertaking establishment of G. A. James of this city.


Lois, the 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rushing, died Wednesday morning as a result of blood poisoning.  The child broke off the point of a lead pencil in her gums, which resulted in blood poisoning.  The funeral was held at the residence at 2 o’clock Friday by Rev. S. A. Matthews, of the Methodist church, interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.


Friday, 20 Jun 1919:


             One of the most brutal murders ever committed in this section of the country, was on last Tuesday morning when a negro named Calvin Wisdom used a razor on his wife and almost severed the head from the body.  The crime was committed near Olmsted where the couple lived.

             After committing the deed the negro started out Ullin, pursued by a mob and was finally captured in a barn and turned over to the constable, who was finally overpowered and the negro taken to the woods and there shot, cut and beaten and almost killed.

             He was later taken from the angry mob and brought to this city, where he is now confined in the county jail.

             He is under the care of a physician and in a dangerous condition.



             Carl Ridings, the 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ridings, was drowned in the Ohio River here on Monday afternoon about four o’clock when he and Leonard Richards a boy about the same age went to the river to wade and play.

             The boys could not swim, but they were wading along the water’s edge and Carl stepped into a deep hole and soon sank out of sight.

             As soon as Carl disappeared beneath the water, the Richards boy ran home and told his folks, who live next door to Ridings family.

             The alarm was quickly spread and men hastened to the scene in an effort to recover the body.  Joe Sullivan dived and brought up the body.  Men worked over it for an hour or more in an effort to resuscitate life, but all in vain.

             In the meantime a messenger was dispatched in an automobile to Cairo after a pulmotor and it soon arrived and put to use, but to no avail.  He had been in the water about a half hour when the body was recovered.

             The funeral left residence at 2:30 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon for Beech Grove Cemetery where services were held at the grave conducted by Revs. S. A. Matthews and F. L. V. Meske.


Friday, 27 Jun 1919:

Mr. Cal Goodwin, of St. Louis, came out from Mounds Tuesday where he had been to attend the burial of his sister, Mrs. Mamie Hambelton, of East St. Louis.  He returned to his home.  (Edith Chapel)


             Word has been received here announcing the death of George, the oldest son of John Dougherty, of this city, at his home in Central America, after an illness of only a short time.

             The deceased had been a resident of that country for a number of years, and it was only a couple years ago that he was here on visit to his parents.

             He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, father, brothers and sisters.

             The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at his hometown.


Friday, 4 Jul 1919:


             Harry Windland, former alderman of this city of Mounds, and well known here, died Tuesday at his home in the former city, having suffered a stroke of apoplexy.  He has been connected with the Illinois Central railway at Mounds as engineer.  He was a member of the Masonic Order of this city.

             The deceased leaves to mourn his death his wife and three small children.

Kenneth, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kreitner, died on Saturday afternoon.  The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Reed, conducted by Rev. Meske, of the Congregational Church.  Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.


Friday, 11 Jul 1919:


             Leland Painter died at the Illinois Central Hospital in Chicago on Monday afternoon following an operation for appendicitis, which he underwent on July 3rd.

             Leland was born in this city on August 2, 1897.  He was the second son of Mrs. W. C. Painter and had been employed in the I. C. yards at Mounds for the past few years.  On May 8th, 1919, he was married to Miss Lyla McCune.  His wife was at his bedside when the end came.  He is survived by his wife, mother, two brothers, Bertram and Harry Painter, and one sister, Miss Addie May Painter, all of this city.

             The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Grace M. E. Church conducted by Rev. S. A. Matthews, services at the grave were conducted by the W. O. W.   Interment was at Beech Grove Cemetery.  The pallbearers were:  B. E. Wallace, J. E. Skiles, E. M. Milligan, Ralph Miller, W. G. Bard, Ray Miller, all members of Cairo Lodge No. 539, B. R. C. of A.


Friday, 18 Jul 1919:


             Mrs. Martha Ann Flippen was born in Wickliffe County, Tenn., in the year 1839, and passed away July 13, 1919, being 80 years of age.  She was converted at a camp meeting near Antioch in the year 1888.  She moved to Pulaski County with her family in 1893 and united with the C. M. E. Church at Pulaski, where she remained a member until her death.  She was of a quiet, unobtrusive disposition, was loyal and devoted to her family, kind and hospital to her friends and charitable in her attention to strangers who called at her home.  She recently lost her only son, from the effects of same, in her weakened condition, she never rallied.  She had medical attention all along and on Sunday the family believed she was much better, as she was sitting on the front porch conversing with some of the sisters who had called to see here when suddenly she complained of a pain near her heart.  They got her to bed as quickly as possible, but she died before any assistance could be rendered.  She leaves a husband, a niece and grandson to mourn her loss besides a host of friends and acquaintances.  She died in the triumph of faith, as only a short time ago in conversation with the family she told them she was not afraid to die, as she felt that she had toiled and suffered out her three score years and more that her work was done and she was now waiting the Master’s call.  The family have lost an advisor and helpmate, the church a good member, the community an upright citizen.  But our loss is her gain.

             “Thy frame with glory crowned who hast salvation given, will then triumphantly come down and take us up to heaven.”

             Funeral services were held at Edith Chapel Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. C. Jones.  interment at Villa Ridge Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, July 15.



             At his home in Mound City on Thursday morning, July 17th, Charles M. Gaunt, one of the most prominent and highly esteemed businessmen of this section, passed away after an illness of only a few days.  The remains will be laid to rest Saturday afternoon at the Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.  The services will be held at the Congregational church in this city, conducted by Revs. Meske and Matthews.

The deceased was a little over fifty-three years of age, and for the past eleven and a half years had held the cashier ship of the First State Bank of this city, which under his direction gradually grew to be one of the best and soundest state banks in the southern part of the state.  He was also interested in the Building & Loan Association as treasurer.

             Mr. Gaunt was born in Grand Chain July 1, 1865, and at the age of 24 years was united in marriage to Miss Eleanor Miller, who with three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Britton, of Springfield, Ill., Mrs. R. E. Winkleman, of Texas, and Miss Grace Gaunt, of this city, survive him.

             Shortly after coming to this city he was elected to sheriff and in the year 1902 was elected to the House of Representatives of Illinois General Assembly, where he served the people for three terms.

             In the passing away of Mr. Gaunt, the city and Pulaski County loses one of their best, kindest and most important citizens, one who we must say was a model character.

             (Charles M. Gaunt married Eleanor Miller on 13 Oct 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


William Rice left Thursday for Carterville, where he was called on account of the illness of his father.


The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson died on Wednesday morning after an illness of several weeks.  The remains were taken to Kentucky Thursday afternoon for burial.


Daisy, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wesenberg, of America, died on Wednesday after an illness of several months.  The remains were interred in Beech Grove Cemetery on Thursday afternoon.


The body of an unknown colored woman was found in the river at Grand Chain Landing on Monday afternoon.  She was about 18 or 20 years of age and the body had been in the water for several days.  Coroner J. C. Steele went to the scene and held an inquest.  The body was buried on the riverbank.


Friday, 25 Jul 1919:


             The funeral of George S. Dougherty, who died at the Panama Hospital Tuesday, occurred Wednesday morning at the Ancon morgue.

             At 10 o’clock services were ___ at the morgue over the remains, the Rev. H. W. Carson, officiating.  There was a very large gathering of friends to pay their last ___ of respect and there was a ___ number of floral tributes, the ___ being entirely covered with ___ testimonials of sorrowing friends.

             Mr. Dougherty had been ailing for some time from a chronic ___ and owing to his condition was unable to stand the shock of the operation.

             Soldier Dougherty came to the isthmus about eight years ago and has been in business most of the time since his arrival.  He was born in Caroline, Ill., but spent his boyhood days in Sterling, Kan.  When the Spanish American War broke out he was among the first to answer the call for volunteers, and in due course of time he went with the First Kansas under Gen. Funston to the Philippines where he served under ___ daring captor of Aguinaldo ___ the entire camping.

             After the service at Ancon morgue, the remains were taken to ___zal for burial.  About fifteen ___ mobiles filled with sorrowing ____ followed the remains to the final resting place.

             To have known George Dougherty was to have liked him.  He ___ always on the square, always re___ a helping hand, and his good will always be remembered ___ whom he has assisted.

             The cortege was met through kindness of the commanding ___ by a firing squad from the ___ Corozal, which escorted the remains to the grave.  After a short ___ the firing squad fired a volley ___ was sounded, and George S. Dougherty was laid to rest.—Panama ____



             We wish to thank our friends for their kindness during the illness of our little daughter, also for the beautiful floral offerings.

Mr. and Mrs. George Wesenberg and family



             Mrs. Lena Price, wife of W. J. Price, died at her home in this city at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of many months.

             Mrs. Price was born in Virginia on April 1st, 1846.  She came to Illinois with her father the late Capt. William Campbell in the early days and was united in marriage with her husband 52 years ago.  To this union three children were born, Flora still living, and Edith and William, deceased.

             Mrs. Price was a sufferer of arterial rheumatism for many years and borne her suffering with much patience.  She was a woman of culture and refinement, and had many friends.  For many years she was an honorary member of the Woman’s Federated Club of this city.

             Funeral services were held at the residence at 1:30 o’clock this (Friday) afternoon conducted by the Rev. Dr. Kuhn, rector of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.  Mrs. Price having been a member of this church for over forty years.  Interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

             (William J. Price married Lena Campbell on 2 May 1867, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Friday, 1 Aug 1919:

Mr. Will Christian was killed in Arkansas in a sawmill.  His thumb was thrown into the saw and followed his arm nearly to the shoulder.  He bled to death.  Mr. Lafe Christian, his son Clarence and daughter, Lillian, attended his funeral at Pickett, Ark., Thursday, his father and mother being unable to take the journey.



             Deputy Sheriff Mannon Bankson left Thursday morning for Chester where he will deliver over to the authorities Taylor Wisdom, charged with the murder of his wife, near Olmstead a short time back.


Friday, 15 Aug 1919:

Mrs. William Wesenberg returned Thursday from McLeansboro, where she attended the funeral of her cousin, Edward Campbell.


Mrs. James Cannon and Mrs. James Dolan left Tuesday for McLeansboro, Ill., to attend the funeral of their nephew, Edward Campbell, who was drowned while in bathing at Chester, Ill., on Sunday.  The body of his sister, Mrs. Catherine Allen, who was also drowned, has not been recovered.


Friday, 29 Aug 1919:


             Benjamin Jones, superintendent of the Alexander County farm and one of the most prominent politicians in that county, was almost instantly killed on Wednesday afternoon while backing his auto out from the Lenck garage on Cedar Street in Cairo.  As soon as he was struck and knocked from the car, he was rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital, but only lived a few minutes.

             A switch engine on the Iron Mountain tracks was switching cars near the scene of the accident, but neither Mr. Jones or the engine crew made any attempt to stop until it was too late.

             Mr. Jones is survived by his wife and one son and one daughter.

             The coroner’s jury investigating the cause of the death of Mr. Jones holds the Iron Mountain railroad responsible because the street crossing had not been guarded.



             The remains of William Edwards who died at his home in Memphis, Tuesday, following an operation for appendicitis were brought to Villa Ridge on Thursday afternoon for interment.

             Mr. Edwards was a resident of this city for many years, and has many friends here.  He was about 45 years old.  He is survived by his wife, five children, three brothers, John, Otto and Claud Edwards, all of this city.  A number of friends from here went to Villa Ridge to meet the body.  A short funeral service was held at the grave conducted by Revs. Matthews and Lockard.

             (His marker in Cairo City Cemetery in Villa Ridge reads:  William Edwards  Born July 1870 Died August 1919.—Darrel Dexter)


Friday, 5 Sep 1919:


             Joe Huett, better known as Peck Huett, and a resident of this city, all his life died last Saturday at the Anna Sanitarium, where he has been confined for some weeks past, having suffered an attack of dropsy.

The authorities, not knowing of any living relatives, were informed to bury the remains in the cemetery.


Mrs. Kamley Young, wife of Wayne Young, died at the hospital in Cairo Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, following an operation.  Mrs. Young was highly respected colored lady and was about 39 years of age and was a very devoted wife and mother.  She leaves a husband, eight children, four sisters, two brothers and a host of friends to mourn her loss.  She was Miss Kamley Davis, of Levings.

             (Wayne Young married Kamley Davis, 21, daughter of John Davis and Fanna Ransom, on 20 Dec 1899, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  John D. Davis married Fany Ransom on 30 Dec 1869, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)



A. W. Lewis, a former resident of this county and for many years a very prominent merchant of Pulaski, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. M. Hurst, where he and his wife had been visiting for some time past.  He was almost seventy years of age and was a resident of Sesser, Illinois.

The deceased leaves to mourn his death his wife and seven children.

The remains will be taken from here Sunday afternoon and laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery, near Pulaski.


Friday, 12 Sep 1919:

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duckworth’s little daughter, Dora, died Thursday after a nine-day illness of croup.  She was two years old.  She was a fair, frail, little bud, only to stay on earth a few days and then wafted away on angel’s wings to bloom in heaven.  The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends.  Gone but not forgotten.  (Perks)


Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Full received a telegram Sunday stating the death of their eldest son, Arch, in Denver.  Mr. Full and daughter left at once to be present at the funeral.  The family has the sympathy of the entire community. (America)



             Robert F. Stout, aged 42 years, and employed as a switchman for the Illinois Central railroad at Mounds, was crushed between two cars while at work on Sunday morning.  His hips were broken and he was internally injured.  He was immediately rushed to St. Mary’s Infirmary, where it was thought an operation might save his life, but owing to his condition it could not be performed and he died at 8:15 o’clock Monday morning.

             Mr. Stout was a former resident of this city and has many friends here.  At the inquest, the coroner’s jury returned a verdict that death was due to an unavoidable accident, but the jury also declared that the accident would not have happened if a Jenny lock on one of the cars had not been defective and had to be replaced with a new lock.

             Mr. Stout is survived by his wife, a daughter and several sisters and brothers.  The funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s Church at Cairo at 8:00 o’clock Wednesday morning.  Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Mounds.


Friday, 19 Sep 1919:

Mrs. Ella D. Perkins has recently lost a sister by death and last week she was called to the bedside of another.  (Edith Chapel)


Willie Anderson, who was shot by Leeman Bunch last Monday morning, died Thursday.  He leaves a wife and four children. (Round Pond)


Mrs. Charles Wilkerson was called to Sullivan Thursday to see Mrs. Ola McGinnes. who was crossing the railroad in a cart and hit by a train and injured very bad.  (Perks)


Willie Anderson died at the home of Claud Yoakum Thursday and was buried at Oak Grove Monday.  (Ohio)


Friday, 26 Sep 1919:

Mr. Jacob Miller, of Karnak, formerly of Hillerman, died Monday and was buried at Salem Cemetery Wednesday.  He leaves a wife and a large family of children, besides several sister and brothers to mourn his loss. (Round Pond)



A.W. Lewis was born in Pulaski County, near Villa Ridge, January 2, 1850, to Alfred E. and Sarah Lewis, he being the youngest of eight children.  He was married Nov. 13, 1870, to Miss Elizabeth F. Butler, daughter of L. D. and Penina Butler, of Villa Ridge.  He opened a mercantile business in Pulaski Nov. 27, 1875, where he remained for fifty-five years.  During that time he was postmaster for several years.

             Mr. and Mrs. Lewis were parents of nine children, seven of whom survive, Everett O. and Otho O., of Sesser, Ill., Mrs. C. E. Aldred, of Cairo; William G., of Kankakee, Ill.; Alfred W. and Thomas Earl, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. R. M. Hurst, Mound City.  One son, Eli U., and one daughter, Myrtle Mae, having passed to the great beyond.  Mr. Lewis died at the home of his daughter, Mr. R. M. Hurst, Sept. 4, 1919.

Funeral services were held at Rose Hill Cemetery at Pulaski Sunday, Sept. 7, conducted by Rev. Matthews, of the Methodist church Mound City.  The pallbearers were members of the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 789 of Pulaski.  The Masonic Lodge of Mound City and Pulaski had charge of the services at the grave.

(Wesley Lewis married Elizabeth F. Butler on 30 Nov 1870, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Charles E. Aldred married Addie Montella Lewis, daughter of Alfred W. Lewis and Elizabeth F. Butler on 31 Jan 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


             Public notice is hereby given to all parties concerned, that the undersigned will at the October term of the Division of Parsons and Paroles of the Department of Public Welfare of the State of Illinois, make application for the pardon or commutation of sentence of Bige Hill, who was convicted at the January term 1914 of the crime of murder.

Belinda J. Hill


Friday, 10 Oct 1919:

The remains of Mrs. Clara McKneese who died at her home in Cincinnati on last Friday were brought to Mounds Monday and interred in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Mrs. McKneese was born and raised in our city and was Miss Clara Wilson before her marriage.  Mrs. G. J. Murphy and William Wilson of this city are a sister and brother of the deceased.


Friday, 17 Oct 1919:

Will Crippen was called to Tamaroa last week to attend the funeral of his niece who died in Texas.  (Ohio)


George Edgar Barnett, aged 29 years, died at the home of his father-in-law, L. D. Reese, on Monday morning after a long illness.  He is survived by his wife and two children, Margaret and Frank.  Funeral was held at the residence on Wednesday afternoon, interment in Villa Ridge Cemetery.



             Luther Sneed, a former resident of this city, but having recently moved to Arkansas, seems to have gotten in bad, according to the papers in Jonesboro, Ark.

             The Daily Tribune of Jonesboro, of Sept. 13th, has an article noting that a large delegation of citizens of Brookland, a little city in the state of Arkansas, came to the city of Jonesboro for the purpose of committing mob violence on Sneed, who was held on suspicion of murdering his wife, Mrs. Cora Sneed.  The men, however, were reasoned with and advised to let the law take its course and after mature deliberation, heeded the advice of the jailer and sheriff and no rash act was committed, but it was only a short time until the officials removed the prisoner to another county, where he was placed in custody.

             Dr. Thad Cothern, a well-known physician took some of the organs of Mrs. Sneed to Memphis, where a careful examination will be made to ascertain as to whether or not she was poisoned.

             Will Jinks, a brother of the deceased, made the statement that he had now employed attorneys to assist in the prosecution of Sneed, should it be found his sister was poisoned.

             As to what has been done in the case since last month we have been unable to find out, but the supposition is that the law is taking its course.


Friday, 24 Oct 1919:


             Charles Read, one of our leading merchants and head of the Read & Company grocery, passed away at St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.  He became suddenly ill Thursday of last week and was removed to St. Mary’s Infirmary to undergo an operation, but the disease had gained such headway that he was unable to survive the operation.

             Deceased was 52 years of age and leaves a widowed mother, two brothers, John and Will Read, two sisters, Mrs. George E. Martin and Mrs. Ben Blankenship, and many other relatives and friends.

             Funeral services were held from the Methodist church at 2 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. S. A. Matthews, interment in Beech Grove Cemetery.

             (George E. Martin married Ada L. Read on 24 Dec 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  J. B. Blankenship married Kate Read, daughter of I W. Read and J. A. Pillow, on 31 Dec 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)



             George Edgar Barnett, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Barnett, of Villa Ridge, died Oct. 13, 1919, at the age of 29 years, 1 month and 15 days, at the home of his father-in-law, L. D. Reece, of this city.  He leaves a wife and two children, Margaret and Frank.

             The body lay in state in the Baptist church Wednesday during which time members of the church and the W. O. W. were in attendance.

             Services were conducted by Rev. H. E. Lockard of the Baptist church of which he was a devout member.  Members of the W. O. W. of Mounds were pallbearers and the rites of their order were said at the grave.


             We desire to thank our friends for the many acts of loving kindness and tender mercy shown us in the loss of our dear daughter and sister.  Also do we wish to thank those who sent the beautiful flowers.

J. J. Carson and family


Word was received here this morning of the death of Mrs. William Imhoff, at her home in Rochester, Minn.  Mr. and Mrs. Imhoff moved from this city to Rochester a few months ago, where Mrs. Imhoff could receive treatment from Mayo Bros.


Friday, 31 Oct 1919:

Mrs. Charles Rose and son and Mrs. U. D. Clark attended the funeral of Mrs. Dr. Rose at Cypress Friday. (Perks)


Mrs. Dr. Rose died at her home in Cypress on Oct. 23 from an automobile accident, which occurred out west.  The funeral services were held at the M. E. church and she was buried at Vienna.  Revs. Davisson, Kondit, and Staten officiated at the funeral.  (Perks)



             We desire to thank our kind friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of our dear son and brother, also for the many beautiful floral offerings.

Mrs. I. W. Read and Family


W. R. Imhoff, a former resident of this city, who recently removed to Rochester, Minn., in hopes of having his wife’s health restored, returned here Tuesday from Sikeston, Mo., where he took the remains of Mrs. Imhoff for burial.  The deceased passed away last Friday at her home in Rochester, after suffering for some time past.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of this city.


Billy, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Ballard James, died at their home at Prestonburg, Ky., Wednesday.  Mrs. James was formerly Miss Genevra Howard, of this city.


Friday, 7 Nov 1919:

Mrs. Mattie Clarry was called to St. Louis this week to attend the funeral of Sarah Meeks, niece who has been lingering for several months.  (Edith Chapel)

             (A marriage license was issued to Henry Clarra and Mattie Meeks on 27 Apr 1878, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Chester Clara, son of Henry Clarry and Mattie Meeks, married Irene Griffen on 25 Oct 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Sidney Johnson, of St. Louis, and for many years a resident of this city, was found dead in his room at the St. Regis Hotel in St. Louis on Wednesday.  No further particulars of his death have been learned.

             (A marker in Masonic Cemetery at Olmsted reads:  Sidney Johnson 1873-1919.—Darrel Dexter)


Robert Arnold has returned from Paducah, where he accompanied the remains of his father for burial.  Mr. Arnold passed away at the hospital at Anna on last Saturday.



             Word has been received by Roy Connell of Mounds, informing him that his brother, Byron, a former resident of this city, was drowned this week while out boat riding near his home at Rantom, N. M., where he has been engaged in the newspaper business for some time past.

             Particulars regarding the affair have not arrived, but it is thought that the remains will be brought here for burial.

             He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Charles Dishinger, of this city, and a number of brothers and sisters.


Friday, 14 Nov 1919:

News was received here (Edith Chapel) of the sudden death of Hardamon Perkins, at Sparta, Ill., Sunday morning.  He is a nephew of Henderson Ross of this locality.  His mother lives here and the family arrived with the corpse Monday night.  Funeral services were held at the church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Jones and assistants.  Interment at the Union Cemetery.

             A number of relatives and friends were here this week from Murphysboro, Carbondale and Sparta to attend the funeral of Hardamon Perkins.



             Emziah H. Songer was born at Caledonia, Ill., May 26, 1870.  On April 26, 1898, he was married to Miss Rachel Reed.  Unto them were born four children, one of which died in infancy.  He had been a member of the Church of Christ at Grand Chain for a number of years.

             We are informed that a short time before his death he expressed his belief that he had obeyed his Lord in making a proper preparation to meet God in peace.  After a lingering illness on Nov. 7, 1919, his faithful and tired heart ceased to beat, and his busy hands and weary feet ceased their toil and we believe his spirit was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom and since that time, as saith the scriptures, he has been at home with the Lord.  He lived on earth 49 years, 5 months and 14 days.  He leaves his beloved wife, three daughters and other relatives and friends to mourn his departure.  The funeral services were held on Nov. 3, conducted by Rev. W. C. Freeman and were largely attended.

             (Charles A. Songer, son of William Songer and native of Ballard Co., Ky., married Mrs. Rachael Baccus, daughter of Robert Reed and Elizabeth Culbertson, on 26 Apr 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Robert Baccus married Rachel Reed on 25 Dec 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery reads:  Amzire Songer 1870-1919.—Darrel Dexter)



             Mrs. William Schwartz died at her home in this city at 1:30 a.m. Sunday after a lingering illness of several months.  She was born in Ohio, but came with her parents to this city when she was one year old and has resided here ever since.  She was 59 years old last September.

             The deceased is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Irving Connell, of Mounds, a son, Fred Schoenfeldt, of Huntington, W. Va., and a sister, Miss Henrietta Mason of this city.  The funeral services were held at 1 o’clock on Monday at the Grace M. E. Church conducted by Rev. S. A. Matthews.  Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.


Friday, 21 Nov 1919:

On November 11th, about midnight, we lost one of our neighbor boys.  He was the son of Henry and Clara Rife.  The boy had suffered for more than a year with tuberculosis and the parents had done all that could be done and had never let him want for anything he asked for.  He was a fine smart boys just in his 21st year and liked by everyone who knew him.  The parents have the sympathy of the community.  (Pulaski)


The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Davis and wafted away the spirit of their little darling Helen away to a heavenly realm after several days’ illness.  Her remains were buried at Mt. Olive.  She being the third child within a year to answer the final call.  (Perks)



             Rudolph Kraatz, one of Pulaski County’s prosperous farmers and residing near Ullin, committed suicide last Sunday by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.  He died instantly.  The supposition is that he had become demented recently on account of the loss of his wife, who died about a year ago, and the loss of his son in the fire at Hot Springs.  He is survived by two sons and one daughter.

             Mr. Kraatz had intimated a number of times lately that he would kill himself, but not until the folks missed the gun from the home Sunday did they think he would carry out his threat.

             He went to the corncrib to commit the terrible deed, and used a stick to push the trigger while he placed the barrel of the gun against his right temple.

             (Rudolph Kraatz married Mrs. Tryphosa Mowery on 31 Oct 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  George Washington Mowery married Tryphosa Worthington on 20 May 1885, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in New Hope Cemetery near Ullin reads:  Rudolph Kraatz 1860-1919.  Beside this marker is one which reads:  Tryphosa Kraatz 1860-1918.—Darrel Dexter)


Friday, 28 Nov 1919:


             L. W. Sneed, a former Mound City boy, who was charged with the murder of his wife, Cora Sneed, last September, was brought to trial in the circuit court of Jonesboro, Ark., and was convicted of the crime by a jury and sentenced to life imprisonment, instead of the electric chair, the law giving the jury right to assume this punishment.

             The case was one of the most interesting cases ever brought into the state on Arkansas on account of the charge.  Sneed was charged with poisoning his wife with strychnine.


Owell Schofner, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schofner, departed this life Nov. 18, 1919.  He was 16 years old, but small for his age, as he has been an invalid for about three years, but grew rapidly worse about three weeks before his death.  Funeral services from the house Thursday afternoon.  Interment at Wafford Cemetery.  (Edith Chapel)


Mrs. Sis Schofner returned to Cairo Saturday.  She has been out here several days at the bedside of her grandson lately deceased.



             Zora Little, the young lady from Karnak, who last May was charged with killing her infant illegitimate child, was acquitted last Wednesday in the circuit court by jury after proving that the girl was temporarily insane at the time of committing the crime.  The case was brought before Judge Hartwell.


Friday, 12 Dec 1919:

Lewis Calhoun, a well-known colored man of this place (Levings), was found dead near his barn early Tuesday morning.  Heart failure is supposed to have been the cause.


The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Little died recently of membranous croup and was laid to rest in Salem Cemetery.  (Round Pond)


Word has been received here of the death of J. H. Sneed which occurred last week at his home in McAllister, Okla.  He is survived by his wife and one son.  Mrs. Sneed is a sister of James Finley, and has many friends here who were grieved to hear of her loss.

             (Joseph H. Sneed married Kate Finley on 17 Feb 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


The coroner was called to Levings Monday to hold an inquest over the body of Louis Calhoun, who was found dead in his yard.  The jury’s verdict was that he died of heart diseases,.


The one-day-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Sheppard died on Monday and was buried Tuesday afternoon in Beech Grove Cemetery.

 End of Pulaski Enterprise Entries


The Mounds News

The Mounds News, Friday, 21 Feb 1919:
Mrs. Fred Riddle returned home from St. Louis, where she was called to the bedside of her sister, who is critically ill.


The following letter written to Miss Fay Corzine by Eddie Wakeland, a former Mounds boy, gives a vivid story of how Virgil Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Taylor, met his death while in service in his country in France:
Dagonville, France
Dec. 2, 1918
My Dear Fay:

The last time I wrote you I believe I was in Grenoble, France on furlough. Things have changed considerable since. When I got back to Loonville and Nancy, where we could hear the guns in action again, it took all the peace thought out of our heads. It didn’t sound like they were going to stop very soon. We got back to the lines around Verdun just in time to miss one of the most terrific gas bombardments our outfit ever did go thru. About nine out of every ten were gassed so bad that they could hardly speak above a whisper.

We were scheduled to make a silent raid on Fritz’s strongholds, and the colonel canceled it on account of the boys coughing so much.

In my last letter did I tell you how Virgil Taylor met his death? I have made several attempts to write to the Mounds Tribune or the Cairo Evening Citizen about him, so his friends would know how honorably Virgil died. It was on the first day of the Argonne drive at Cheppy where we lost Virgil, after having successfully bombed and charged a section of the Bosches’ front line. He was then temporarily lost in the fog that was very thick. He found himself among about 20 men a few minutes later who were also lost and didn’t know which way to go. After a couple of minutes organizing under heavy artillery fire, Taylor led the men into action again, and after routing one machine nest and receiving a bullet thru one leg he went on to the next one. Under a hall of machine gun bullets Taylor charged a well-fortified nest that was guarding Cheppy. There Virgil received his fatal wound thru the stomach. His men joined another platoon who were commanded by Lieut. Haller of our company and captured the next which yielded 167 prisoners. In a shell hole where I last saw him and offered my assistance, he exclaimed: “No, wait until they get ‘em corralled. I’ll make one of them carry me back or blow his head off.”

His canteen was shot full of holes, so I gave him a drink and asked him if he was suffering, and he replied, “No, not much, but nevertheless it’s got me down, and I’d just like to get my hands on the Bosche’s head that did it.” He laid in that shell hole for some time, and was carried back where he died. Virgil was made a corporal some time ago and proved to be one of the best all-around soldiers in our company. His loss was regretted much among his friends.

Now, Fay, I’d like you to tell all his friends and your friends, too, what a good and brave soldier Mounds gave when I took him back with me the last time I was there. Mounds should be proud of him. I write this especially for his people.

Talking about being blue, I’ve been the bluest human in this country all day. I’ve been thinking about Mounds all day, just been in a trance. I sure wish I was back. My dad tells me there will be no more Mounds for me when I get back to freedom. He is holding a money making job for me with him in the auto tire business; so I guess a visit will be all I can pay Mounds. I don’t know whether I will be located in St. Louis or in California, where the other end is.

It is rumored that we will go to Luxemburg before we return. If we do, I’ll be the happiest “hombra” over here. It will be a trip that I’ve wanted to make all my life.

We have been all over France and Alsace, now for Germany. Paris is a keen place. So is Nancy, Marseilles and Callais, but Luxemburg and Metz are keener. We are about 20 kilometers from St. Mihiel, now the railroad junction to all Germany.

I will close, requesting that you make Corp. Virgil Taylor’s brave end known in Mounds and vicinity.
Yours respectfully,
Bugler Eddie Wakeland
U. S. Army

The Mounds News, Friday, 28 Feb 1919:
The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hight died February 24, at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Eastwood. (Bryan)

(Lee Eastwood, son of Joshua Eastwood and Anna Thornton, married Annie A. Lackey, daughter of Cyrus M. Lackey and Anna Peeler, on 18 Jan 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Frank Troester was shot and killed by Ernest Lindsey at his home east of Pulaski last Thursday. Mr. Troester was a prominent farmer of this community and in church work or anything else for the good of the community he was always ready to do his part.

The high esteem in which he was held was shown by the large attendance at the funeral, which was held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Holloman of the Christian Church.

He leaves a wife, father and mother, three sisters and one brother.

(His marker in Rose Hill Cemetery near Pulaski reads:  Frank Troester 1881-1919.—Darrel Dexter)


Percy M. Drew, a Cairo saloon keeper, shot and killed himself last Saturday morning in his room over his saloon.

It is stated that he underwent a “cleaning” in a “crap” game somewhere in the vicinity of Mounds, which was the cause of his act.

The Mounds News, Friday, 7 Mar 1919:

BOREN—On March 3rd, 1919, death entered the home of Mr. Thomas Boren and claimed for its victim the devoted wife, Mrs. Mary A. Boren.

Mrs. Boren was born August 19th, 1847. She professed faith in Christ at the age of sixteen and united with the Baptist Church at Alto Pass, Ill., where she remained a faithful member until God called here.

The deceased leaves three sons and two daughters to mourn her death.

The remains were interred at the Mounds Cemetery after funeral services at the Baptist church.

Dear ones, we know your hearts are troubled, but trust in the blessed savior and He will be with you forever more.
Ira Dee Byrd, Pastor


Mr. G. A. James, undertaker, reports the death of Miss Daisy Futrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Futrell, at her home, one and three-fourths miles of Villa Ridge, Saturday night. Burial took place at Redding Cemetery Monday.

Miss Futrell was a former resident of Mound City.

Card of Thanks

We take this means of expressing our sincere and heartfelt thanks for the help of the First Baptist Church of Mounds for their music and all the assistance in the funeral of our dear loved one. God bless all.
T. W. Boren
William Boren
Fred Boren
Ed Boren
Mrs. J. C. Harper
Mrs. J. M. Bonner


Another Mounds boy who has passed to that great beyond in the service of his country. Letter from his comrade tells story.
Bakery Co. No. 343 Q. M. Corps, Advance Station, A. P. O. No. 758
January 14, 1919
Dear Miss Potter:

Received your letter requesting information concerning the death of Harold L. Wilson, member of this organization a few days ago.

The 19th of October, Headquarters A. P. O. No. 713, at which place we were stationed, asked for volunteers to convey trainloads of provisions for the front lines. We were not at that time bakering, therefore men could be spared from this organization to do this work.

Nearly twenty men of this company volunteered to do the convoy work and among them were Harold.

Harold left the night of the 20th of October, and returned the 14th of November. During the time spent at this work, cold and rainy weather set in and undoubtedly he spent many days and nights with clothing wet and damp.

This compels a person to sacrifice a few luxuries, which a man might be accustomed to while with the Company.

When Harold returned to his organization, I could readily see that he was not his old self and questioned him.  His answer was, “Oh, I guess I caught a cold.” Few days passed he seemed to get worse, the night of the 16th of November he was sent to the hospital.

Morning of November 22nd, we received the news of his death at Base Hospital No. 66, Neufchateau, cause of death pronounced as bronchial-pneumonia. The news of his death caused a feeling of loneliness throughout the Company, as he was a friend and comrade worthy of remembrance thru life.

He was laid at rest at the A. E. F. Cemetery No. 2, Neufchateauy, Monday, 25th of November. This Company marched to his funeral and escorted the remains from Hospital No. 66 to the cemetery. The firing squad consisted of men from his company. Believe me, Miss Potter, all honor due a soldier, who died for his country was given to Harold.

Am sorry to state that he discontinued $5,000 of his insurance in September, which reduces the payments made by the Government each month. I tried power and persuasion not to have him do it, but he insisted and his death was the result. As for his personal effects, he only left a comb and a few articles, which did not seem necessary to send home. His Class “A” compulsory allotment made in favor of his wife was discontinued as soon as the letter written from this office was received at the War Risk Bureau at Washington, D.C. He also completed a Class “E” voluntary allotment in favor of his wife, that discontinued thru the Quartermaster General’s Office at Washington.

The officers and enlisted men of this Company feel the loss of a dear friend and comrade in the death of Harold and all I may say or do to console his wife in her hour of bereavement may seem unworthy, but to know that he has made the greatest sacrifice for his country, is soothing for all.
Anything we can do for his wife will at all times receive promptness. I am
yours sincerely,
J. E. McGinty
C. O. Bakery Co. 343

The Mounds News, Friday, 14 Mar 1919:
Rev. C. A. Funn was called to Grand Chain Monday to preach the funeral of the father of T. A. Schaffer, who died last Friday.

The Mounds News, Friday, 21 Mar 1919:
George Spire and Dr. Martin, of Anna, were here Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Nenninger, of Granite City.

The Mounds News, Friday, 28 Mar 1919:
Mesdames Prindle, Wildy, Ledbetter, Evers and Behring attended the funeral of Mrs. Charles Arter, of Cairo, Monday afternoon. Interment at Villa Ridge.

The Mounds News, Friday, 4 Apr 1919:
Identification of the body of a man who died at Makanda as that of H. E. Webb, who formerly lived at Poseyville, recall’s Webb’s escape from the state prison at Jeffersonville 28 years ago.

The Mounds News, Friday, 11 Apr 1919:

Christ Reichter, 84 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. A. Stern, last Saturday morning after a short illness resulting from a fractured shoulder sustained in a fall, together with other senile conditions.

Funeral services were held from the home on Front Street Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Lutheran church of Cairo, and was largely attended by friends of the family.

Mr. Reichter is survived by but one child, his daughter, Mrs. Stern, with whom he has made his home for several years.

Many floral offerings were received sent by old friends.

Interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.


We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and grateful thanks to those kind friends and neighbors who so nobly ministered to our needs during the trying hours which has been ours during the illness and death of our beloved father, Christ Reichert.

Especially do we wish to thank the members of the Baptist church choir for their services and those who contributed the many lovely flowered offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Stern

The funeral services of Mrs. Edna Shueing was held at the Catholic church Monday morning at 9 o’clock with Father Tecklenberg in charge. Mrs. Shueing leaves to mourn her death a little daughter of about 6 years and son of about 3 years, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Travers, and a host of relatives and friends.

John Walsh, of Chicago, was here Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Edna Shueing.

The Mounds News, Monday, 14 Apr 1919:

Private George Lamplay, the son of Mrs. George Lamplay, of Villa Ridge, died Thursday at the Base Hospital at Camp Meade, Md. His body arrived home Saturday. Funeral services were held at Villa Ridge, Sunday.

The young soldier was sent to Camp Taylor with other Pulaski County boys who volunteered for overseas service two weeks after his arrival there. He returned to America in February, suffering shell shock. He was home on furlough about a month ago, his condition being such that he could not be released from the service. After his return to Camp Meade he contracted typhoid pneumonia and succumbed.

He is survived by a widowed mother, Mrs. George Lamplay, one sister, Mrs. Ethel Beck, both of Villa Ridge, and a brother, George, of Quebec, Canada.

The Mounds News, Friday, 24 Apr 1919:
Karnak Girl Accused of Murdering Her Child and Hiding Body in Trunk
Finger Prints Found on Little One’s Throat
Coroner’s Jury Finds Child Came to Its Death by Violent Hands and Recommends Mother Be Held for Action of Grand Jury

Zona Little, 18 years old, was arrested Sunday at Karnak, charged with the murder of her new born baby.

The body of the infant was found in a trunk near the girls’ bed, evidence pointing to violence.

The girl had been working in Main Brothers factory at Karnak, and had been staying at the home of Henry Henishmer.

Neighbors hearing the infant’s cries went to the home and found evidence of birth, but no child. Blood stains on the floor leading to the trunk led to the finding of the little body.

When the threat was made to break the trunk open, the mother took a key from her hair, where she had it hidden and gave it to the searchers.

Fingerprints were found on the infant’s throat, showing that it had been choked to death and its remains sequestered in the trunk.

Coroner J. C. Steel was called.  A jury impaneled by him found that the child came to its death by violence and recommended that the mother be held pending action of the grand jury.

The Mounds News, Friday, 2 May 1919:
Miss Elizabeth Fletcher attended the funeral of Dr. Winstead at Wetaug Tuesday.

             (Marcus Winstead married Zilpha Tweedy, daughter of Isaac Tweedy, on 22 Mar 1877, in Union Co., Ill.  His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:  Dr. M. L. Winstead 1845-1919—Darrel Dexter)

The Mounds News, Friday, 9 May 1919:

Mrs. Annetta Ent, 85 years old, died at the home of her son, L. C. Ent, in Cairo, Wednesday morning after a lingering illness caused by a fall some weeks ago.

Funeral services will be held today from the home at 2600 Park Avenue, Cairo, interment at Mounds.

The Ent family were residents of Mounds from 1875 to 1881, during which time Mr. Ent was postmaster here, also served the people as justice of the peace.

Mrs. Ent was born in Kenyon, College building at Bambler, Ohio, October 16, 1833, and was the eldest daughter of Dr. Lewis Dyer, who held the position of college physician. She removed with her parents to Knoxville, Iowa, taught school there, and was married to Thomas J. Ent, in 1857. Mr. and Mrs. Ent came to Illinois in 1858 and to Mounds in 1875. Mr. Ent passed away in 1893 and since that time Mrs. Ent has made her home with her son, L. B. Ent, and his wife with occasional visits to others of her family.

She is survived by five daughters, and two sons, Mrs. P. E. Powell, Mrs. Frank Spencer, Mrs. Lucy Hill, and L. C. Ent, of Cairo. Mrs. Charles Walbridge and Robert Ent, of Mounds, Ill., and Mrs. W. E. Matthews, of Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Ent also having seventeen great grandchildren. A brother, H. W. Dyer resides at Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, and two sisters, Mrs. Laurence Spencer and Mrs. J. J. Jennelle, in Pasadena, Calif. Another sister, Mrs. Carrie E. McGahey, died a little over a year ago.

(Charles H. Walbridge married Hattie D. Ent on 13 May 1881, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  P. E. Powell married Lizzie Lee Ent on 3 Oct 1877, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  James S. McGahey married Carrie E. Dyer on 2 Sep 1862, in Perry Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

The Mounds News, Friday, 16 May 1919:

Messrs. W. L. and A. C. Toler, with families, were called to Goreville, Ill., Friday, May 9, by the death of their father, Rev. Larkin Toler, a pioneer resident of Johnson County.

They had no intimation of his serious illness until that day; the two telegrams announcing his sickness and death, coming only about three hours apart. Death came as the result of neuralgia of the heart.

Rev. Toler was born in Union County April 1, 1836, dying at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 9 days. He is survived by five children, the two sons heretofore mentioned and three daughters.

He had been in the ministry of the General Baptist Church for 30 years or more, having filled pulpits in several counties. It was often said of him that he had officiated at more funerals than any other divine in Southern Illinois.

The Mounds News, Friday, 23 May 1919:

Conductor Clarence Thomas, of Centralia, fell from his train near Makanda Sunday morning and met instant death. The body was taken to Carbondale where it was prepared for burial, and sent to Centralia. It was horribly mangled.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Frank Harrell at Piggott, Ark. Mr. Harrell formerly resided at Villa Ridge.

Mrs. Martha King, aunt of the Chambliss boys, a resident of Mounds, for more than 40 years, died at her home here Sunday at the age of 80 years.

The Mounds News, Friday, 30 May 1919:

Tom Alexander shot and instantly killed Andrew Bennett in the rear of his home last Monday morning about 6 o’clock. Both men are colored. Bennett was wearing an army uniform, having recently been discharged from service.

Trouble over Alexander’s wife is said to be the cause of the murder.

A shotgun was used by Alexander, who emptied a charge of shot into his victim’s head at close range.

The Mounds News, Friday, 20 Jun 1919:
Mrs. Martha Bluff (colored), aged ninety, died in her home in Villa Ridge Saturday with cancer of the stomach.  Funeral services were held at the Free Baptist Church, interment at Villa Ridge Cemetery. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, J. Bluff, of Chicago, and niece, Martha Green, of Carbondale. Undertakers Cole and Hartwell of Mounds, Ill.


Negro Cuts Throat of Wife and Is Himself Left for Dead Near Where Crime Was Committed.

A mob near Grand Chain believed they had completed a lynching Tuesday morning when they left for dead a negro by the name of Wisdom lying alongside of the road near H. M. Britt’s store, where a few hours earlier he had murdered his wife by cutting her throat with a razor almost severing her head from her body.

Their work, however, proved incomplete.  Although the negro, who is now in the keeping of Sheriff Bankson is in a critical condition, with a bullet in his back and many bruises on his head and body, yet he has a chance to recover.


Carl, 8-year-old son of A. J. Riding of Mound City, was drowned in the Ohio River Tuesday evening. Wading along the shore, he stepped in a hole and was unable to swim. The body was recovered.

E. W. Park, of this city, received word Monday of the serious illness of detective James Casey, of Cairo, who is under the care of Mayo Brothers. He has lost sight of both eyes and use of one limb.

Dr. H. J. Elkins and wife and Dr. B. Bagby returned home Tuesday from Vienna, where they attended the funeral of I. N. Elkins, Sr., father of Dr. H. J. Elkins and Mrs. B. Bagby.

The Mounds News, Friday, 27 Jun 1919:
F. H. Kendall has received the news of the death of an uncle, Jacob Kendall, of Union County, who was killed by lightning during an electric storm last week.

(His marker in West Liberty Cemetery reads:  Jacob Kendall 1843-1919.—Darrel Dexter)

Rogers McDavid (colored) died Wednesday June 25th. Interment at Lincoln Cemetery. Cole and Hartwell in charge.

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Buchanan left Wednesday night for Linnasburg, Ind., where they were called by the death of his mother.

R. T. Holderfield died at his home near Villa Ridge Tuesday, June 24. Age 72 years, 1 month and 18 days. Interment at Villa Ridge cemetery. Cole and Hartwell in charge.

The Mounds News, Friday, 4 Jul 1919:
Mounds Party on Way to Columbus, Ohio, Kills Child at Anna—Exonerated by Coroner’s Jury

A little four-year-old girl was hit by the auto of E. G. Britton at Anna last Thursday evening and instantly killed.

The child was rolling a hoop in the street and ran directly in front of the car, according to the witnesses and its little life was crushed out beneath the wheels.

The meager information that was received here states the child’s name was Randelman, but no further report has been received.

Mr. Britton’s car was one of three leaving Mounds Thursday evening en route to Columbus, Ohio, to attend the Centenary convention.

The party was detained at Anna, where a coroner’s jury exonerated Mr. Britton of blame.

A card from C. F. Meltop, received Wednesday evening, stated that they were continuing their journey and were about forty miles from Indianapolis, but expected to reach Columbus Tuesday.

Ill luck has followed the party, even before leaving Mounds for their trip. A disabled car held them back here, then the accident at Anna, and to cap the climax, they were held up at Benton during the robbery that occurred at the mine there.

Returned from Night’s Work and Was Stricken as He Played with His Children Before Retiring.

Harry Windland, 37, died at his home at the corner of First and Delaware streets, Tuesday, at 12:30 o’clock of a complication of brain hemorrhage and apoplexy.

Death came very sudden and was a shock to his family and many friends, as he was thought to be a well and strong man until a few hours before he was struck Sunday morning after returning from work in the I. C. yards, where he was employed.

His wife had prepared his breakfast, of which he was about to partake, when he took a pain in the head. He was assisted to his room and medical aid summoned but the malady was beyond medical skill and he passed away about 48 hours after he was stricken.

He is survived by his wife and three small children, two girls and one boy, two half-sisters and one half-brother.

Funeral services were held Thursday under the auspices of the Masonic order, interment being made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Nancy Edwards in Critical Condition from Shock Caused by Death

Mrs. Nancy Edwards, mother of Mrs. Harry Windland, returned to Mounds Tuesday after a visit in Missouri and after learning of her son-in-law’s death collapsed and is in a critical condition at the home of her niece, Mrs. Joe Chenia, on McKinley Avenue.

She had not heard of the death of Mr. Windland, and when she entered the home and found him lying dead the shock was more than she could stand.

The Mounds News, Friday, 11 Jul 1919:
Jury Finds that E. G. Britton Was Powerless to Avoid Accident in Running Down Little Boy.

Following is an authentic story relative to the accident occurring to the Mounds visitors en route to the M. E. Centenary Convention, being held at Columbus, Ohio.

The Anna Talk makes the following report about the incident: While playing with a hoop in the business section on E. Davie Street, Thursday evening of last week, Carl Rendleman, the 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Rendleman, ran into an automobile driven by E. G. Britton, a dairyman from Mounds and was injured so badly that he died within a few moments.

The car was moving slowly. The driver saw the boy, but did not know, of course, that the boy in his eagerness to get the hoop, would fail to heed the sound of the auto klaxon. By steering the machine over the curbing Britton hoped to avoid the collision with the lad, but the boy kept on until he struck the car and fell to the pavement.

Coroner Dr. D. W. Grear summoned a jury, which held an investigation Friday morning and exonerated Britton from any blame. Accompanying Britton in his car were Mrs. Britton, his wife and Mrs. Gould, his sister. They were en route to Columbus, Ohio, to attend the Methodist Centenary and after the inquest Friday proceeded on their journey.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon followed by burial in the Anna cemetery. Much sympathy was felt for the boy’s parents and Mr. Britton deeply for the accident although he was aware that he was in no sense to blame. He has the reputation at Mounds of being a careful driver.

The boy had accompanied his sister to a store on an errand and while she was in the store he went out into the street to play with his hoop. Boys and girls are permitted to play in the streets although it is an exceedingly dangerous practice.

(George Henry Rendleman married Viola Kimball on 14 Sep 1897, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Edward G. Britton married Alla Gould on 22 Apr 1890, in Edwards Co., Ill.  Albert G. Gould married Sarah C. Britton on 26 Nov 1885, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Mrs. Harry Clark, of Murphysboro, who shot and killed her thirty-six year-old husband, fatally wounded a three-year-old daughter, who died later, and then attempted to take her own life here, confessed she had poisoned her entire family before the shooting. A six-year-old daughter died of poisoning a few days ago. She told officials she feared she would die and did not want to leave her family.

Drowned at Lovers’ Leap

Sam Car (colored) was drowned last Sunday at Lovers’ Leap. He, with a party of friends, was swimming in the lake and it is supposed that he was taken with cramps. The body was recovered.


Leland Painter, an employee in the I. C. yards at this place, died last Monday in the I. C. hospital at Chicago, after an operation for appendicitis.

The remains were taken to his home in Mound City Tuesday and funeral services were held Thursday under the auspices of the W. O. W.

Mr. Painter was 21 years old and was married to Miss Lyle McCune, of Mound City, in May, who was in attendance at his bedside when death came.


To the many friends who rendered assistance, expressed tender sympathy and offered kindly condolence, during the recent illness and death of our beloved husband, father and son, and especially to those who assisted in many other ways, we extend heartfelt thanks.
Mrs. Harry Windland
Mrs. Roberts and children

The Mounds News, Friday, 18 Jul 1919:

Charles M. Gaunt, 54 years old, cashier of the First State Bank of Mound City, prominent Republican politician, former state representative from this district and once sheriff of Pulaski County, died at his home in Mound City Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock.

He had been in ill health for some time and last week asked for a vacation intending to go to Hillsdale, Illinois, for a rest. He was taken down Monday and sank so rapidly that his two daughters from Springfield, Illinois, and Mt. Pleasant, Texas, were notified, and were at his bedside when the end came.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Britton, of Springfield, Illinois, Mrs. R. Winkelman, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and Grace Gaunt, of Mound City.

Mr. Gaunt has been cashier of the First State Bank for 12 years.

He was born in Grand Chain, where the remains will be buried. Complete funeral arrangement have not been completed.

Clyde Dorris, little four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dorris, died at his home west of Mounds Monday morning. Interment at Shiloh Cemetery.

The Mounds News, Friday, 25 Jul 1919:

Mrs. William Price, of Mound City, aged 73 years, died Tuesday after an illness covering a period of 12 years, most of the time confined to her bed.

Funeral services were held today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Mound City. Interment in the Beech Grove Cemetery here.

Daisy Wesenberg, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wesenberg, died last Thursday evening after several months illness. Interment in Mounds cemetery. (Villa Ridge)

Mrs. Arch Miller died Monday and was buried Wednesday at Mt. Pisgah. She leaves the husband and four small children. (Ullin)

(Her marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:  Gertie Eddleman Miller Born Aug. 25, 1890 Died July 23, 1919.—Darrel Dexter)

Mrs. T. C. Witherspoon left Friday for Bradford, Tenn. where she was called by the death of her uncle.

The Mounds News, Friday, 1 Aug 1919:
Mrs. Grace Riddle, who has been at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cairo for some time, was removed to her home on Oak Street, Friday evening and is still in a very critical condition.

Miss Amelia Schwartz left Monday for New Athens, where she was called by the death of her cousin.


Melton Leon Smith was born June 26th, 1919 and departed this life July 28, 1919, age 1 month and two days.

Leon was the second son of Okly and Freda Smith, of North Blanche, Mounds, Illinois.
Funeral services were conducted at the home by their pastor, Rev. G. A. Dunn, and the song service by a trio of the Methodist choir.

Interment was in Beechwood Cemetery. Mrs. M. O. Cole had charge of the funeral. The floral offerings were pretty. These young people have the sympathy of the community.

They are very thankful for all kindness shown.

Mrs. Will Mathis and daughter, Nannie, attended the funeral of Mrs. W. J. Price, at Mound City, Friday. (America)

The Mounds News, Friday, 7 Aug 1919:

Caylour Wisdom, the 32-year-old negro charged with murdering his wife near Olmstead, pleaded guilty before Judge D. T. Hartwell, and was sentenced to life imprisonment. In giving his sentence, those who heard him said that Judge Hartwell gave Wisdom the most scathing upbraiding ever delivered to a prisoner.

Hartwell said that the fact that he was apparently simple-minded was the only thing that prevented him from sentencing him to hang.

Evidence collected by State’s Attorney C. S. Miller showed that Wisdom had quarreled with his wife, watched her start for a country store near Olmsted, ran ahead and hid in a clump of bushes.

As she passed him, he slipped out behind her and threw one arm around her neck, with his free hand, he slashed her throat and nearly separated the head from the rest of her body

Friends have received the sad news here (Villa Ridge) of the death of Mrs. Krik Fernbough at her home in Corning, New York. Mrs. Fernbough was a resident of this place at one time and will be remembered by her friends as Miss Nina Wafford. Her mother, Mrs. Kate Butler, preceded her to the great beyond just three years.

(Frank Vassan married Peniniah Wafford on 21 Apr 1883, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  K. W. Ferenbaugh married Mrs. Peninah Vasscue on 12 Mar 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Uriah Butler married Mrs. Catharine Wofford on 17 Oct 1869, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

The Mounds News, Friday, 15 Aug 1919:

Rev. A. L. Norfled left Monday night for California, Mo., called there by the serious illness of his father, who is 87 years old.

J. C. Mench will have charge of the pastor’s work at the Congregational church during his absence.

The Mounds News, Friday, 22 Aug 1919:

Archie Lingle, 27, was fatally injured in a runaway last Monday and died at his home near Dongola Tuesday. He is survived by his wife and one child.

The Mounds News, Friday, 29 Aug 1919:

James A. Dillow, aged 56, committed suicide in an old house where he was born, near the Walter Dillow place, not far from Dongola, last Friday, by taking carbolic acid. He left a note addressed to his wife, in which he gave ill health as the reason for ending his life.

(James Alexander Dillow married Mrs. Laura Bell Smith Brown on 14 Mar 1904, in Alexander Co., Ill.  His marker in St. John’s Cemetery, which was moved from Hinkle Cemetery near Dongola, reads:  James A. Dillow 1863-1919.—Darrel Dexter)


Louis Lingle, 23, of Cobden, was fatally injured Wednesday night in attempting to board a fast freight returning to his home from Anna.

He was picked up and an effort made to take him to a hospital at Cairo, but he died just as the train pushed through Mounds.

(His marker in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Cobden reads:  Louis E. Lingle Born March 15, 1895 Died Aug. 27, 1919.—Darrel Dexter)


Mrs. Minnie Augusta Meyer Deason, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Florence Meyer, was born at Des Moines, Iowa, May 28th, 1858, and was married to Lee A. Deason Feb. 22, 1887, and departed this life Aug. 23rd, 1919, after years of patient suffering, age 61 years, 2 months, and 26 days.

She became a member of the Mounds Congregational Church in 1912. Those who mourn the loss, a husband, Lee A. Deason, one sister, Mrs. Bob Wright, two brothers, August and Simon Meyer, one niece, Mrs. John Wright, and one nephew, Henry Meyer. Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.


Ben Jones, superintendent of the Alexander County Poor Farm, was killed Wednesday evening when he backed his car out of a garage in Cairo onto a railroad track and was caught by a car being switched.

Mrs. Lee Deason died Saturday evening funeral services Tuesday at Congregational Church at Mounds. (Villa Ridge)

The Mounds News, Friday, 12 Sep 1919:
Crushed Between Two Cars While in Act of Making Coupling—Defective Jenny Lock Alleged Cause of Accident.

Robert E. Stout, 42 years old, was fatally injured Sunday morning by being caught between two cars in the Illinois Central yards, when he was attempting to make a coupling.

Stout was taken to a hospital at Cairo, where he died Monday morning.

A coroner’s jury rendered a verdict of accidental death while in pursuit of duties, but contended that the accident would not have occurred had there not been a defective jenny lock on one of the cars.
Mr. Stout resided in Cairo, but was employed here and was very popular with his fellow employees.
He is survived by a wife and one daughter and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s Church in Cairo Wednesday morning, interment being at St. Mary’s Cemetery here.

The B. of R. T. in body turned out here and acted as an escort of the remains to the cemetery.

As the funeral cortege passed the I. C. yards, fellow workers had the switch engines lined up along the tracks, with the one, which had led the train that caused his death, draped in mourning.

(Robert E. L. Stout, son of John Stout, married Mayme C. Meacham on 27 Feb 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

Master John Raphael Travers, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Traverse, Jr., passed away at a Cairo hospital Wednesday night at 11 o’clock, where he had been taken on Tuesday in an effort to save his life. The deceased was sick about a week, having a complication of diseases. Funeral services were held Friday morning at the Catholic Church, interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

The Mounds News, Friday, 19 Sep 1919:

Funeral services of James Snell was held last Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Henson, on McKinley Ave. The deceased passed away with apoplexy, age 55 years old.

Interment was made at Cache Chapel in Ullin, Ill. Those who mourn the loss are his wife, Mrs. James Snell, one daughter, Mrs. W. R. Henson, and one son.

Card of Thanks

We wish to extend our grateful thanks and truly appreciate the kind offices tendered to us during the illness and latter death of our loving baby boy.

Also, we wish to thank our many friends who contributed so many beautiful flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. John Travers, Jr.

Second Lieut. Floyd Meisenheimer, of Detroit, Mich., and Chauffeur Harold Ice, of St. Mary’s Ohio, were killed at Scott Field, Belleville, when their airplane fell 200 feet and caught fire after crashing to the ground. The plane was piloted by Lieutenant Meisenheimer, who was instructing Ice.

The Mounds News, Friday, 3 Oct 1919:
H. P. Shaw (colored), a highly respected and one of Mounds’ oldest colored citizens, died at his home in north of Mounds Thursday night.

Mrs. Eliza Phillips (colored) passed away at her home in North Mounds Friday night, with valvular heart disease, age 53 years, interment at Beechwood cemetery. G. A. James undertaker.

The Mounds News, Friday, Friday, 24 Oct 1919:
Charles Willis Read, of Mound City, passed away Sunday at St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo, after several months of suffering with ulceration of the bowels.  The deceased was 52 years old.  He is survived by his mother, two brothers, and two sisters. Mr. Read was an old resident of Mound City and was formerly in business with the Read Brothers Grocery. Interment was made at Beech Grove Cemetery, conducted by G. A. James undertaker.

Mrs. Nellie Jones (colored) passed away at her home in north Mounds Friday with dropsy. Interment at Lincoln Cemetery conducted by Cole and Hartwell undertaker.

John Black (colored) passed away Saturday morning with dropsy at his home west of town. Interment was made at Lincoln Cemetery conducted by Cole and Hartwell undertakers.

The Mounds News, Friday, 31 Oct 1919:

A stillborn baby boy, weighing 12 pounds, was born to Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Hoffmeier, Thursday morning.

The little one’s remains were taken to Ullin this afternoon for interment near the family’s old home, by Undertaker G. J. James.

The mother is doing nicely, under the circumstances.

The Mounds News, Friday, 7 Nov 1919:

Byron Connell, aged 34, son of Mrs. C. E. Dishinger, of Mound City, was drowned Thursday at Raton, N.M., according to a message received here by LeRoy Connell, a brother.

Connell was formerly publisher of a newspaper at Mound City and was engaged in the newspaper business in New Mexico. He is survived by his mother and two brothers, LeRoy and Irvin, both of this city.


Willie Majors, 14 years old, colored, shot and killed his father, Harrison Majors, at their home near Tamms, Thursday evening. The boy is now in the Cairo jail and claims to have committed the crime in protection of his mother and sister, who, he claims was beating the mother and sister when he fired the shot that took his father’s life.

The Mounds News, Friday, 14 Nov 1919:
Remains Taken to Jackson, Tenn.

Sarah Adeline Glenn (colored), one of the oldest citizens of Mounds, died at her home on Elm Street Saturday at the age of 90 years. The remains were taken to Jackson, Tenn., Thursday for interment by undertakers Cole & Hartman.

Old Resident Passes Away

Mrs. William Schwarz passed away at her home in Mound City Sunday morning after several years suffering with ambic dysentery. Funeral services were held Monday at the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. S. A. Matthews. Those who mourn the loss are her husband, William Schwarz; daughter, W. I. Connel; son, Fred Schonfeldt, of West Virginia; and one sister, Mrs. Heneritta Mason, of Mound City. Interment was made at Beech Grove Cemetery by Undertaker G. A. James.

(Frederick Schoenfeld married Sarah C. Mason on 22 Sep 1880, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

A stillborn child, a little daughter, was the misfortune of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Moore, of North McKinley Ave. The child was interred in Beech Grove Cemetery Wednesday afternoon by Undertaker G. A. James.

The Mounds News, Friday, 28 Nov 1919:
Mrs. Sylvester Clanton was called to Olive Branch Friday morning by the death of her brother’s baby.

(Sylvester Clanton married Rosa James on 22 Oct 1899, in Massac Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

The remains of the week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Jordan, who passed away at the home of his parents, in Olive Branch Thursday night were brought here Friday and interred in Beech Grove Cemetery.

The Mounds News, Friday, 5 Dec 1919:

A negro shot and killed another of his race in the I. C. yards Sunday morning at about 10 o’clock. The men quarreled and it is alleged one of them started after the other with a knife when the one being chased and shot his pursuer.

Both the men were strangers in the community, being here with a gang passing though the city in a railroad crew.

“Craps” is supposed to have been the cause of the murder.

The murderer made his get away, but it is understood the sheriff has him located and will probably make the Monday morning.

The funeral services for Mr. Cochran, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ira D. Bird, Sunday night, after a lingering illness, were held at the Baptist church Monday evening at 8 o’clock in charge of Rev. A. L. Norfleet, pastor of the Congregational church. At the close of the services the funeral party left on No. 23 for Union City, Tenn., where interment will take place. The church was filled with sympathizing friends of the family. Mr. Cochran leaves to mourn their loss besides his devoted wife, one daughter and one son and other relatives.


To those who attended the bedside of our deceased father and husband, to those who expressed tender sympathy in flowers, music, and for the loving service by which the school faculty students and attending physician, and ministers, the members of the Baptist Church, and other denominations, the neighbors and all the good citizens of Mounds poured balm upon our sore hearts, we extend deep appreciation and sincere gratitude.
Rev. and Mrs. Ira Dee Byrd
Mrs. J. M. Cochran, wife
Wade Lee Cochran, son

The Mounds News, Friday, 19 Dec 1919:
Wife of Prominent Farmer Kills Self Early This Morning

Mrs. Weldy, wife of D H. Weldy, a prominent farmer living about three miles west of Mounds, committed suicide early this morning by shooting herself through the head.

It is understood that her mind had become effected over problems viewed by her from a spiritualistic viewpoint.

No intimation of her contemplated act had been given any member of the family and came to them as a horrifying surprise to the bereaved members.

A coroner’s jury setting on the case rendered a verdict that she came by her death by wounds self-inflicted.

Mrs. Weldy was one of the most popular women in the community in which she lived and possessed a large circle of friends who will be sorry to learn of her death.


Little Naidine, the seven months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Parham, died at the home of her parents on north Oak Street Sunday afternoon at about 4 o’clock, after a brief illness of pneumonia, following several weeks’ illness with whooping cough. Little Naidine leaves to mourn their loss, her parents, two sisters and one brother. The little body was taken to Jackson, Tenn., Monday on No. 5, where funeral services and interment took place.

The Mounds News, Friday, 26 Dec 1919:

Julia A. de Vore was born December 4, 1845. She died December 19th, 1919. She was 74 years old and 15 days of age.

She was married on Oct. 16th, 1865 to Daniel W. Baumgard. To this union was born one child, Mrs. D. M. Mulcahy, of Mounds, Ill.

On August 7, 1876, she was married to D. H. Weldy, the present bereaved husband. To this union were born six children, four of whom survive her and are Mrs. Anna Minton, Mrs. Orpha M. Galbraith, Dr. Claude Weldy, and Mrs. Laura Atherton.

She was a perfect wife and mother and never thought of herself, but always gave her strength to others.

Her children looked upon her as a model of perfection and intellect and she always pointed out a higher standard for their ____.

(David M. Mulcahy married Matilda Baumgard on 15 Apr 1888, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Daniel H. Weldy married Julia A. Bumgard on 6 Aug 1876, in Alexander Co., Ill.  William Minton married Anna Weldy on 15 Oct 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


The Ullin Times


The Ullin Times, Friday, 14 Mar 1919:

Rhymer Was Killed at Grand Pre

The following letter concerning the death of their son was received and it is a fine tribute to a brave young American who gave his life to a sacred cause:

Chassey, France, Jan.19, 1919

My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rhymer,

             I am just in receipt of your letter seeking more information with reference to the death of your son, and I am happy if I can alleviate your grief by telling what I know.

             Your son was killed in action at Grand Pre in one of the most severe fights our company was engaged in.  At that very time three officers were severely wounded and the first platoon, in which your son was, was almost completely wiped out.  Your son was killed instantly by machine gun fire and he was operating a machine gun at the time.  He received a good burial at which an army chaplain officiated and you may find his resting place, along with that of many of his comrades on the hill just north of the city of Grand Pre and south of Bois de Burgoyne.

             I personally removed his personal belongings, including the watch and ring of which you speak, carefully wrapped them up and turned them over to Lt. Bolbach—burial officer for this battalion, who in turn delivered them to some quartermaster officer to be sent to Washington, D.C., from where they will eventually be sent to you.  It is obviously a slow process but one necessitated by the circumstances and I can assure you that some time these articles will reach you.

             Again I wish to tell you in what high esteem I held your son.  Not only was he an efficient non-commissioned officer, full of zeal, enthusiasm, and fight, but he was one of the most lovable men I have ever known. We all liked him, men and officers, and it hurt us a very great deal to know that he had to go.  He died as I know he would have wished, in the very front line in a forward engagement.

I hope that some day I shall be able to meet you and tell you more.  If there are any questions that I can answer, I wish you would please ask them

Yours very truly,


1st Lieut. Inf.



             Died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Atherton, in Ullin, Mary Anna, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Britt.  Born Aug. 5, 1918, at Pulaski, Ill., departed this life Feb. 14, 1919, age 6 months and 9 days.  Interment was made in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Pulaski, Sunday afternoon.

             (Her marker in Rose Hill Cemetery reads:  Mary Anna Dau. of G. H. & M. A. Britt 1915-1919.—Darrel Dexter)



             We wish to thank the friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our little daughter, Mary Anna.


Miss Rada Dunn, who was called home on account of the death of her brother, will not return to her school until next week.  (Center)


The Ullin Times, Friday, 22 Aug 1919:


             Mr. George C. Vick died at the home of his daughter, Mr. O. J. Serbian, in Cairo, Ill., Friday, Aug. 15, 1919, was born Jan. 26, 1856, near Mill Creek; aged 63 years, 6 months and 19 days at the time of his death.

             The deceased was married to Miss Sarah C. Newcomb March 26, 1882, who preceded him in death about twelve years ago.  To this union were born seven children; one departed this life in infancy in 1897, and Ralph F. October 10, 1918, at Camp Custer, Mich.

             Mr. Vick was in active business for about sixteen years as manager of the James Bell Mercantile Co., of this city, was elected city clerk in 1902 and was a member of the Ullin Precinct School Board for several years, in which office he gained many friends.

             Mr. Vick leaves to mourn his death, one sister, Mrs. Thomas Scanlin, of Ullin; four daughters, Mrs. Claud B. Shipley, of Kelso, Wash., Mrs. O. J. Serbian, of Cairo, Mrs. Frank Gandy, and Mrs. Owen Albright, of this place; and one son, Mr. Ed Vick, also of Ullin.

             (Markers in Ullin Cemetery read:  George C. Vick 1856-1919.  Sarah C. wife of George C. Vick Died Oct. 26, 1907 Aged 51 Ys., 11 Ms., & 26 Ds.—Darrel Dexter)


Card of Thanks

             We desire to thank our friends for their many acts of kindness, flowers, use of automobiles and words of sympathy, which have comforted us in our bereavement, the death of our father, George C. Vick.

The Family


Several from here (Dexter) attended the funeral of Mr. George C. Vick at Ullin, Sunday.


Little Warren Gore Arnold, of Chicago, died at the home of his grandfather, Lewis Gore, Monday, Aug. 18.  He was four years old in October.  This is twice the death angel has visited this home lately, as Mrs. Arnold’s mother departed this life only eight days before.  This makes the hour more dark for the bereaved patents of little Warren.  He leaves a baby brother, Edward Allen.  They departed Tuesday or Chicago for interment in Oak Cemetery.  We extend our sympathy to the parents in their bereavement.  “God loves the pure and holy.  He gave—He took—He will restore.—He doeth all things well.  (Bryan)

             (Lewis Gore married Hulda Waters on 23 Sep 1873, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)


Monday, about noon, Arch Lingle was driving in town and his horse became frightened, wheeled around, throwing Mr. Lingle out of the buggy.  He died Tuesday night.  (Dongola)


Miss Grace Cherry is dead.  She departed this life Sunday about noon. Interment was made at the West Side Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.  Rev. O. T. Banks of Cairo officiating. (West Side)



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