Obituaries and Death Notices
in Pulaski County, Illinois Newspapers

The Mounds Independent and

The Pulaski Enterprise

5 Jan. - 28 Dec. 1934

Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois


Transcribed and annotated by Darrel Dexter

darreldexter@hotmail.com

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 5 Jan 1934:

WILLIAM F. TROETTE DIES IN OLMSTEAD

             William F. Troette, age 57 years, died at the home of a friend in Olmstead Saturday morning following an illness of only a few minutes of heart disease.  He had been visiting a sister, Mrs. J. L. A_mes, and friends in Olmstead for the past few months.

             The body was removed to the funeral parlors of G. A. James in Mound City and prepared for burial and Sunday the body was shipped to Eldon, Ia.  Mr. Troette had children and other relatives in Eldon.

             (His marker in Eldon Cemetery in Wapello Co., Iowa, reads:  William Franklin Troette 1876-1933.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. DORA ELMORE DIES AT HOME IN DONGOLA

             Mrs. Dora Elmore, age 71 years, died Monday morning at 3:20 o’clock following a paralytic stroke which she suffered Friday.  The deceased was 71 years of age.

             Surviving her are the following children:  Fred and Mark Elmore, of Mattoon, Illinois; Cecil Elmore and Mrs. Ruth Purkaple of St. Louis, Harry Elmore, of Dupo, Illinois; and John Elmore, of Marshall, Mo.; four grandchildren, two brothers, Otto Harmes, of Dongola, and Cornie Harmes; and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Stone, both of Yankton, S.D.

             Funeral services were held at her residence in Dongola at 9:30 o’clock Tuesday morning conducted by Rev. H. B. Atherton assisted by Rev. C. C. Young.  Immediately after the funeral services, the cortege left by automobile for Chester, Illinois, where interment was made by the side of her husband, John W. Elmore.

             (Benjamin F. Duncan, 27, a miller from Mill Creek, Ill., born in Lee Co., Ill., son of James Duncan and Frances R. Wallace, married on 22 May 1879, in Union Co., Ill., Anna Ladora Harmes, 17, born in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Henry Harmes and Lucy Duchl.   John Willoughby Elmore, 25, farmer from Makanda, Jackson Co., Ill., born in northwest Rich Precinct, Union Co., Ill., son of Jesse Willoughby and Mary Eleanore Chapman, married on 11 Nov 1884, in Union Co., Ill., Anna Ledora “Dora” Harmes, 21, born in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Henry Harmes and Alice Duschel.  Her death certificate states that Anna Lee Dora Elmore was born 14 Mar 1862, in Dongola, Ill., the daughter of Henry Harmes and Louisa Duschel, natives of Germany, and died 1 Jan 1934, in Dongola, Ill., husband of John W. Elmore, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, Ill.  Her marker in Evergreen Cemetery reads:  John W. Elmore July 4, 1859 Apr. 10, 1914 Dora H. Elmore Mar. 14, 1863 Jan. 1, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

RAYMOND JEWELL WOOD DIES AT HOME NEAR BOAZ

             Raymond Jewell Wood, age 8 years, 10 months and 27 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Estes Wood, died at his home near Boaz, Illinois, Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock following an illness of bronchial pneumonia. He was ill about nine weeks.

             Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson Church.  The Rev. Atty, of Joppa, officiated.  Burial was made in the Anderson Cemetery by N. W. Wilson, funeral director of Karnak.

He is survived by his parents and other relative.

             (His death certificate states that Raymond Jewell Woods was born 5 Feb 1925, in Massac Co., Ill., the son of Estes Wood, a native of Massac Co., Ill., and Emily Johnson, a native of Johnson Co., Ill., died 2 Jan 1934, in Road District 4, Massac Co., Ill., and was buried in Massac Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

JOHN BENOIT DIES AT HOME IN GRAND CHAIN

             John Benoit, age 78, died Tuesday morning at his home in Grand Chain, Illinois, following a prolonged illness.

             Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Benoit, and the following children:  Mrs. Logan French and Miss Lola Benoit, of Cairo, Mrs. George Russchulte and Miss Elsie Benoit of Cincinnati, Ohio, Willard Benoit of Cincinnati, Miss Edna Benoit, and Miss Stella Benoit and Roy Benoit of Grand Chain.  He also leaves three grandchildren.

             Funeral services were held Thursday at St. Catherine’s Church at Grand Chain, the Rev. Fr. Orlett officiating.  Interment was made in the Grand Chain Cemetery.  The Berbling Funeral Service had charge of the funeral.

             (His death certificate states that John D. Benoit was born 15 Aug 1855, in Bordeaux, France, the son of Isaac Benoit, a native of France, died 2 Jan 1934, in Grand Chain, Ill., husband of Sarah N. Benoit, and was buried in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.  His marker in St. Catherine’s Cemetery at Grand Chain reads:  John Benoit 1855-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mr. Oscar Watson was called to DeSoto Thursday by the death of his sister, Mrs. Nellie Duckworth. (Swan Pond)

             (Her death certificate states that Nellie Duckworth was born 22 Oct 1895, in Dongola, Ill., the daughter of Lee Watson, a native of Kentucky, and Miss Barnett, a native of Missouri, died 28 Dec 1933, in DeSoto, Ill., wife of Walter Duckworth, and was buried in DeSoto, Jackson Co., Ill.  Her marker in DeSoto Cemetery reads:  Nellie Duckworth 1895-1933.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Edith Lingle was called Saturday to the bedside of her father, Mr. Walton, who is seriously ill at his home near Ullin.  (Swan Pond)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 5 Jan 1934:

BOY, 14, DIES IN FREAK TRAIN ACCIDENT

             MARION—William Oldani, 14-year-old Herrin boy, was killed Saturday evening when he was struck by a truck and thrown under the engine of a passenger train at a Herrin street crossing where he was standing on the sidewalk waiting for the train to pass.

             Harvey Glore, 25, driver of the truck, and Harry Goodrich, who was riding with him, were both injured when the truck turned over.  Phillip Maseti, 14, who was standing at the crossing with the Oldani boy, was not injured.

             John Van Dyke, engineer, M. F. Williams, switchman, and Dadwin Williams, fireman, testified at an inquest held by Coroner Gasaway Sunday they saw the truck approach the crossing at a speed estimated at from 25 to 30 miles an hour.  Goodrich testified he didn’t see the train.  Glore who sustained severe injuries was not able to attend the inquest Sunday and the inquiry was continued until Tuesday.  Goodrich sustained a deep cut on one arm.

             As the heavy truck crashed into the guard rail and turned over, striking young Oldani and throwing him under the train, the boy’s skull was fractured in two places, one arm was severed and both legs were broken.

             (His death certificate states that William Oldani was born 20 Dec 1920, in Herrin Ill., the son of John Oldani and Mary Baroli, natives of Italy, died 23 Dec 1933, in Herrin, Williamson Co., Ill., and was buried in Herrin, Williamson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

KILLED 24 HOURS AFTER MAKING WILL

             CASEYVILLE—Twenty-four hours after he made a will in the office of a Justice of the Peace, Edward J. Miller, 74, a farm hand of Caseyville, Ill., was killed late yesterday afternoon by an automobile and truck while he was walking across Highway No. 157 in Caseyville.  First struck by an automobile driven by Robert Schurmann of Collinsville, Miller was thrown under the rear wheels of a truck driven by Jerry Foley of Collinsville.  His head was crushed.  He died instantly.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 12 Jan 1934:

George F. Schoembs of Cairo Dies Friday

             George F. Schoembs of Cairo died at St. Mary’s Hospital Friday afternoon following a short illness.

             Mr. Schoembs for many years was engineer at the Halliday Hotel.

             Surviving him are his widow, one son, Arthur Schoembs of Memphis Tenn.; a brother, Frank E. Schoembs, of Cairo; three sisters, Mrs. Tillie Johnson of Cairo, Mrs. John Glenny and Mrs. Emma Cronan of St. Louis; also a number of nieces and nephews including Miss Emma Schoembs and Edgar Schoembs.

             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the residence, the Rev. C. Robert Dunlap officiating.  Interment was made in the Villa Ridge cemetery.

             (His death certificate states that George Frank Schoembs, of 2035 Walnut St., Cairo, Ill., was born 4 Jun 1861, in Golconda, Ill., the son of Frank Schoembs and Magdalena Hofner, natives of Germany, died 5 Jan 1934, in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill., and was buried in Villa Ridge cemetery.  His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge, Ill., reads:  Rosa F. Schoembs 1861-1904 Geo. F. Schoembs 1861-1934 Louisa Schoembs 1865-1942.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Double Murder Committed in Farm Home near Mounds

Halleck Johnson Found Dead and His Wife Fatally Injured

             A double murder was committed near Mounds early Saturday morning.  The victims were Halleck Johnson, 74, truck farmer, and his wife, 70, the two living in a three-room farm house between one and two miles west of here.

             Mr. Johnson was dead when found, but Mrs. Johnson lingered unconscious till early Monday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital, Cairo, where she was taken Saturday afternoon.

             The tragedy was uncovered when Mrs. Omer Jones of Murphysboro, daughter of the aged couple, with her husband and another man, a prospective trader for the Johnson farm, arrived at the farm between two and three o’clock Saturday afternoon.

             Mrs. Jones started to enter the house while the two men went on a tour of the farm.  The front door was locked so she went to the back door only to find it locked.  She then peered through a window where she saw what looked like blood seeping under the door of a screened porch room.  Screaming, she called the two men and Mrs. Jones went to a side window from which he could see the form of Mrs. Johnson lying on the floor.

             Entrance was forced and a terrible sight met their eyes.  The aged woman had been struck at least three times by some sort of blunt weapon and had been hit by two blows from fists.  She was almost fully clothed and the floor was littered with bloody bed clothing.  Unconscious when found she remained so to the end.

             Her husband was found dead, lying diagonally across the bed in the front room with his feet toward the door in front.  He had been wounded in the head, seemingly by a blunt instrument and again by a sharper one.  He was fully clothed except for his shoes.

             Dr. O. T. Hudson, Pulaski County coroner, was called and Mrs. Johnson was taken by Ryan’s ambulance to the Cairo hospital where she later died.

             Halleck Johnson was a familiar figure on Highway Number 2, which he traveled in a one-horse wagon between Mounds and Cairo where he peddled his farm products.

             Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were buried together Monday afternoon, the funeral service being held at Villa Ridge Union Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Ellsworth Lyon, who was assisted by the Rev. Mr. Harris, pastor of the Murphysboro M. E. Church.  Interment was made in the Villa Ridge cemetery.

             At Pulaski County coroner’s inquest held Tuesday, the jury rendered the verdict that Halleck Johnson came to his death from head injuries produced with murderous intent, by blows from a blunt instrument in the hands of a party or parties unknown.

             Mrs. Johnson having died in Alexander County, it was necessary to hold a coroner’s inquest there.  Coroner C. E. Dille called Coroner O. T. Hudson of this county as a witness and a formal verdict similar to that returned in the death of Mr. Johnson was the result.

             Sheriff I. J. Hudson and State’s Attorney Joe O’Sullivan have charge of the investigation and an offer of a $200 reward has been posted by the county for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the slayers of the dead couple.

             (His death certificate states that Halleck Johnson, farmer, was born 28 Oct 1861, in Johnsonville, Ill., the son of William Johnson, a native of Nashville, Tenn., and Mary A. Galbraith, a native of Johnsonville, Ill., died 5 Jan 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., husband of Nannie E. Johnson, and was buried at Villa Ridge, Ill.  Her death certificate states that Nannie E. Johnson was born 19 Feb 1865, in Johnsonville, Ill., daughter of Andrew Jackson Hale, a native of Tennessee, and Susan Elizabeth Turner, a native of Johnsonville, Ill., died 8 Jan 1934, in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill., widow of Halleck Johnson, and was buried in Villa Ridge, Ill.  The marker in Cairo City Cemetery in Villa Ridge, Ill., reads:  Nannie E. Johnson 1865-1934 Mother Halleck Johnson 1861-1934 Father.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. R. W. Wiedemann, Misses Lilly Mathis and Ninnie Dell Thomas attended the funeral of George Schoembs of Cairo who was buried in the Catholic cemetery in Villa Ridge.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 12 Jan 1934:

BROTHER OF I. J. SETTLEMOIR DIES AT HOME IN ANNA

             Eph Settlemoir, age 85, brother of I. J. Settlemoir of this city, passed away at his home in Anna, Illinois, Saturday evening at 4:50 o’clock following an illness of several days.  Mr. Settlemoir had been blind for several months and had undergone an operation on his eyes a short time before his death.  Just two weeks before he was taken ill he had fully recovered from the operation and could again see.

Mr. Settlemoir is survived by two sons and four daughters, two brothers, I. J., of Mound City, and John, of Benton; one sister, of Morehouse, Mo., several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the McCarthy Funeral Home in Anna and interment was made in the Anna Cemetery.

             (Ephraim Settlemoir married Amanda Lyerley on 16 Jan 1872, in Union Co., Ill.  Ephraim M. Settlemoir, 35, born in Paducah, Ky., son of John L. Settlemoir and Elizabeth Ostin, married on 10 May 1885, in Union Co., Ill., Anna Booth, 22, born in Johnson Co., Ill., daughter of William Booth and Pheba Booth.   According to his death certificate, Ephriam Moore Settlemoir was born 10 Feb 1849, in Paducah, Ky., the son of John L. and Elizabeth Settlemoir, died 6 Jan 1934, in Anna, Ill., the husband of Anna Martha Settlemoir, and was buried at Anna.  His marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:  Ephraim M. Settlemoir Feb. 10, 1849 Jan. 6, 1933.—Darrel Dexter)

 

G. W. BOYD DIES AT HOME IN GRAND CHAIN

             G. W. Boyd, age 75, died at his home in Grand Chain Sunday evening at 6:30 o’clock.  Mr. Boyd had been ill for several months.

             He is survived by three nephews, G. N. Boyd and Ralph Esque, of Grand Chain and Chester Esque, of East Moline, Illinois; and a niece, Mrs. Maude Burns, of Chicago.  His wife, who was a sister of S. F. McIntire, of Mound City, preceded him in death seven years ago.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church in Grand Chain with the Rev. Mr. Stewart, of Vienna, officiating.  Interment was made in the Grand Chain cemetery, G. A. James directing the funeral.

             (G. W. Boyd married Jane McIntire on 20 Apr 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that George Washington Boyd was born 12 Jan 1859, in Grand Chain, Ill., the son of George Boyd, died 7 Jan 1934, in Grand Chain, Ill., husband of Jennie Boyd, and was buried at Grand Chain.  His marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery reads:  G. W. Boyd 1859-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Double Death Is Still Unsolved

             The double death of Mr. and Mrs. Halleck Johnson, who lives on a 40-acre farm a little way west of Mounds, still is unsolved and probably will not be to the entire satisfaction of all unless new things develop.

             Johnson, 72, was found dead by his daughter, Mrs. Homer Jones, of Murphysboro, about 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon when she and her husband came to the farm to show it to a prospective trader.  Mrs. Johnson, unconscious, lived until Monday morning about 3 o’clock, but never spoke.  Both had been beaten, it appears, though Johnson probably died from loss of blood due to a wound on the side of the neck.

             Because the house was locked, there were no tracks, no evidence of anyone forcing entrance to stealing anything, motives seem to be lacking.

             Mrs. Johnson was lying in one room and he in another.  She was on the floor and he was in a room lying on a bed, clothed, with only his shoes off.

             It had rained the night before, and it was the opinion of Dr. O. T. Hudson, coroner, that Johnson had been dead for some time, probably since Friday night.  Tracks could have washed out since then.

             There is no indication of revenge.  The insurance carried by the couple was made to a son in California for $500.  He paid the premium on it.  The $1,500 policy Johnson had was payable to his wife.  They were not thought to have any money and lived in a frugal and economical way, having little more than the necessities of life.  He peddled things in Cairo and was never thought to have any sum of money.  The fact that nothing was disturbed would indicate robbery was out of the question as a motive.

Revenge or hate is out of the question, too.

             A cruel or insane killer would have left more clues.

             Because of the lack of evidence, some have pictured it as a family fight.  They have suggested that Johnson, coming home Friday and possibly drunk, engaged in an argument with his wife.  She answered back, or perhaps swung a stick, or he may have struck her first.  She had been hit with a stick, possibly, as well as twice with a club.  Perhaps she struck him twice, one on the head and once on the side of the neck, and he turned, struck her with his fist.  She then grabbed a pair of scissors and drove them into his neck and he retaliated by swinging that stick or club, which fractured her skull.  Scissors were found and they are said to have recently been wiped.

             Indications are that he wandered over the house, gathering up rags to stop the blood following from his neck before he fell on the bed and died.  He may have thrown the stick of wood into the fire which figured in the crime, for no stick or club has been found.

             The nearest house is that of a colored tenant about 200 yards away.  It is over the hill and out of sight.  No one, so far as learned, saw or heard anything and it was not until Saturday when the daughter peered through the windows and saw the blood that the alarm was given and the tragedy discovered.

Besides the son in California and the daughter in Murphysboro, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are survived by two sons in Chicago.

 

MRS. GEORGE IMHOFF DIES AT HOME IN BLUFORD, ILL.

             Word has been received by Mrs. Ed O’Hare stating that Mrs. George Imhoff, Jr., and infant died at her home in Bluford, Illinois, Wednesday, January 3.  Mrs. Imhoff was 19 years of age and was formerly Miss Frances Ptylinsky of Springfield.  Mr. Imhoff is a nephew of Mrs. O’Hare and formerly resided in Cairo.

             Funeral services were held Friday at St. Mary’s Church in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, with Father Fitch officiating.  Interment was made in the cemetery near Mt. Vernon.

             (Her death certificate states that Francis Josephine Imhoff was born 7 Mar 1913, in Jefferson Co., Ill., the daughter of Frank Plydyuski, a native of Washington Co., Ill., and Magdelena Shotkowaki, a native of Jefferson Co., Ill., died 2 Jan 1934, in Markham City, Jefferson Co., Ill., wife of George E. Imhoff, and was buried at DuBois, Jefferson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

H. L. Settlemoir, I. J. Settlemoir, and Mrs. and Mrs. L. C. Settlemoir and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Settlemoir went to Anna Sunday on account of the death of I. J. Settlemoir’s brother, Eph Settlemoir, who passed away Saturday at 4:50 p.m.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Audie Aden ___ Wardell and Cleetus and Lu__ Youngblood of Swan Pond attended the funeral of George ____ near Mill Creek Sunday.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 19 Jan 1934:

NEPHEW OF OLMSTEAD MAN KILLED AT SIKESTON, MO.

             Foster Shepphard, age 22 years, of Sikeston, Mo., nephew of Cyrus Chaney, of Olmstead, and a grandnephew of Mrs. Kate Danby, of Mound City, was instantly killed Sunday morning near Bertrand, Mo., and Louis S. Walker, his companion, died Monday morning after being removed to the hospital at Cape Girardeau.

             Shepphard and Walker were driving a Ford car and were returning from Charleston where they had been to take Miss Rosemary Quiltz and Miss Mildred Beaver to their home.  En route back to Sikeston they met a car with one light and the two cars collided.  Both cars were demolished and the occupants of the other car were injured but not seriously.  When Shepphard was found he was submerged in water of a roadside ditch.

             Funeral services for Shepphard were held at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and burial was made in Charleston Cemetery.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Shepphard, two grandmothers, Mrs. Belle Shephard, of Poplar Bluff, and Mrs. Bea Chaney, of Olmstead, besides a number of uncles and aunts.

 

MRS. LILA M. KELLY DIES AT HOME IN VILLA RIDGE

             Mrs. Lila M. Kelly, age 79 years, widow of the late George M. Kelly, of Cairo, died at her home near Villa Ridge about 6:30 o’clock Wednesday evening, January 10, following a lingering illness.

             Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Congregational Church, the Rev. Mr. Lyons, pastor of the church, officiating.  Interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery at Mounds, Dan A. Sullivan directing the funeral.

             Surviving Mrs. Kelly are three children, Mrs. Lulu Rhymer, of Cairo, George Kelly, of Villa Ridge, and B. M. Kelly, of St. Louis.  She also leaves 11 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Allit Thomasson, of Mounds, and Mrs. Ida Hellman, of Villa Ridge, and several nieces and nephews.

             Casket bearers were Everett Hayden, Clarence, Harry and Edward Koonce, Sam and Will Graves.

             (G. B. Kelly married L. C. Koontz on 21 Oct 1874, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  M. L. Helman married Ida Koonce on 22 Jun 1887, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Nicolas N. Koonce married Margaret A. Phillips on 21 Nov 1854, in Bond Co., Ill.  According to her death certificate, Lila M. Kelly was born 20 Nov 1855, in Greenville, Ill., the daughter of N. N Koonce, a native of Harper’s Ferry, and Margarett Phillips, a native of Union Town, Pa., died 10 Jan 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., husband of George B. Kelly, and was buried in Thistlewood Cemetery.  Her marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds reads:  George B. Kelly 1852-1921 Lila C. Kelly 1855-1933.—Darrel Dexter)

 

DAN GUILD DIES AT HOME OF SISTER NEAR ULLIN

             Dan Guild, age 43 years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ernest Mowery, near Ullin, Saturday morning, following an illness of several months.  Surviving him are the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ed Short, of Dongola; William Guild, of Tamms; Mrs. Mowery, of Ullin; Mrs. J. D. Vaughn, of Sheridan, Wyo.; Mrs. Nellie Creswell, of Arevada, Wyo.; and John Guild, of Rock Island, Illinois.

             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Mt. Pisgah Church near Wetaug, with the Rev. Elmer Smith, pastor of the M. E. Church at Ullin, officiating.  Burial will be made in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  The funeral was directed by E. J. Ford of Dongola.

             (His death certificate states that Dan Guild was born 23 Jul 1890, in Elco, Ill., the son of J. B. Guild, a native of Scotland, and Catherine Sullivan, a native of Ireland, died 13 Jan 1934, in Road District 6, Alexander Co., Ill., and was buried at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  He formerly served in the U.S. military.  His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug reads:  Dan Guild July 23, 1890 Jan. 13, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FUNERAL FOR T. A. CROSSON

             Funeral services for Thomas A. Crosson, age 75 years, who passed away at his home in Mounds Monday night were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Fr. Gilmartin, officiating.  Interment was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery by J. T. Ryan, funeral director.

             Mrs. Crosson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Carroll Sneed, of Los Angeles, Calif., three sons, Earl T. Crosson, of Dallas, Tex., Thomas F. Crosson, of Dallas and August Crosson, of Mounds.  He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary Crosson, with whom he made his home and eight grandchildren.  Mr. Crosson was employed in his son’s drugstore as bookkeeper at the time of his death.

             (His death certificate states that Thomas A. Crosson was born 21 Aug 1858, in Washington, Ind., the son of James Crosson, of County Mornighun, Ireland, and Julia Tiernay, a native of Dublin, Ireland, died 15 Jan 1934, in Mounds, Ill., husband of Emma Crosson, and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. GEORGE HERALD DIES AT HOME IN OLMSTEAD

             Mrs. George Herald, age 70 years, died at her home in Olmstead Tuesday night at 8 o’clock following a lengthy illness.  She is survived by her husband and the following children:  Mrs. Ethel McCoy, of Fisher, Ark.; Mrs. George Adams, of Olmstead; and Mrs. Thelma Taylor, of East St. Louis.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Pentecostal church at Olmstead, Rev. George Langston, pastor of the Pentecostal Church at Karnak, officiating.  Interment will be made in the Olmstead cemetery by W. N. Wilson, undertaker in charge.

             (George Herald, 25, born in Olmsted, Ill., married on 15 Mar 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Mrs. Annie Couch, 29, born in Arkansas, daughter of Thomas Sanders and July Ann Sanders.  Her marker in Olmsted Masonic Cemetery reads:  George Hearld Sept. 10, 1866 March 13, 1962 Texanna Hearld Nov. 27, 1863 Jan. 15, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

EMERY DAWSON, FORMER RESIDENT OF THIS CITY, DIES

             Emery Dawson, age 46 years, formerly of this city, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Henry Thomas, 327 9th St., Cairo, at 2 o’clock Wednesday morning.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon sat 1:30 o’clock at the residence of Mrs. Thomas, the Rev. M. A. Souers, pastor of the First M. E. Church, officiating.  Interment was made at Mounds by the Berbling Funeral Service.

             Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. K. E. Dawson; three brothers, Ben Dawson, of Detroit, Mich., Sol Dawson, of St. Louis, and William Dawson, of Anna; and four sisters, Mrs. W. H. Junes, of Newton, Kansas, who was formerly Miss Etta Dawson, of this city, Mrs. Early Quelmalz, of Caruthersville, formerly Miss Gertrude Dawson, Mrs. J. C. Wilkins, of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Thomas, of Cairo.  Mr. Dawson was well known in Mound City and had many friends when he resided here.

             Casket bearers were E. D. Houghland, O. W. Brey, Sam Abell, N. W. Kilmartin, C. D. Brenneman and J. F. Ryan.

             (His death certificate states that Emery Dawson, a laborer in Cairo, Ill., was born 9 Feb 1888, in Plumfield, Ill., the son of Francis M. Dawson and Eliz. Murphy, natives of Illinois, died 17 Jan 1934, in Union Co., Ill., and was buried in Thistlewood Cemetery.  His marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds, Ill., reads:  Emery Dawson 1888-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FATHER OF MRS. FRANK BESHERS INSTANTLY KILLED

             Joseph Thomas Epps, of Tupelo, Miss., father of Mrs. Frank Beshers, of this city, was instantly killed by a Mobile and Ohio train Friday evening while on duty at a flag crossing.  Mr. Epps was past 70 years of age.  He had just gone on duty when he saw a couple on the tracks and a train was coming.  He went to warn the couple and in doing so he was struck by the train and instantly killed.

             The body was brought to Columbus, his former home, where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church and interment was made in the Columbus Cemetery.

             Surviving Mr. Epps are his widow, Mrs. Annie Epps; four daughters, Miss Ethel Epps, who resides in Tupelo with her mother, Mrs. Robert Dohrendorf, of St. Louis, Mrs. Charles Cheatham, of Murphysboro, and Mrs. Frank Beshers, of Mound City; and son, John Epps, of Columbus, besides several grandchildren.  Mr. and Mrs. Beshers and family went to Columbus where they met the party and attended the funeral.

 

Mrs. George Hearld passed away at her home here (Olmstead) Monday night after a lingering illness.  Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal church Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Lankston.  Interment was made in Masonic Cemetery by N. W. Wilson, of Karnak.  Mrs. Hearld was loved by all who knew her.  She leaves a husband, three daughters, Mrs. Bird McCoy, of Fisher, Ark., Mrs. Charles Adams, of this place, and Mrs. Harry Taylor, of St. Louis, besides other relatives and a number of friends.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ulen attended the funeral of Dan Guild at Wetaug Sunday.  (Ullin)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 19 Jan 1934:

Mrs. Lila M. Kelley Dies near Villa Ridge

             Mrs. Lila M. Kelley, widow of the late George B. Kelley, of Cairo, died Wednesday, January 10, 1934, at Villa Ridge following a long illness.

             Lila M. Koonce was born at Greenville, Illinois, November 10, 1855, and was in her 79th year at the time of her death.  She moved to Villa Ridge with her parents in 1865 at the age of 10 years.  She was married to George B. Kelley in 1874 and soon moved to Cairo, where she made her home until three years ago.  Nine children were born to this union, six of whom preceded their mother in death.  The three living are B. M. Kelley of St. Louis, Mo., Lulu Rymer of Cairo, and George Kelley of Villa Ridge.  Surviving also are eleven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. T. A. Thomasson of Mounds and Mrs. Ida Helman of Villa Ridge; and one brother, Elmer Koonce, of Villa Ridge.

             Funeral services were held in the Congregational church of Villa Ridge Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, the Rev. Ellsworth Lyons officiating.  Interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery, D. A. Sullivan directing.  The casket bearers were Earl Helman, Harry, Clarence, Elmer Koonce, Jr., Sam and Will Graves.

 

Thomas A. Crosson Dies Monday Night

             Thomas A. Crosson peacefully passed from this world to the great beyond Monday night, January 15, year 1934.

             Mr. Crosson, father of August Crosson, had resided in Mounds for the past eleven years.  He was a familiar figure to almost everyone in the community as he spent the greater part of his time in the Crosson Prescription Store where he was bookkeeper.  He had been confined to his home since October 26.  His death was from heart disease.

             Thomas A. Crosson was born in Washington, Ind., August 21, 1858, and had reached the age of 75 years, 4 months, and 25 days.  He was the son of James Crosson of County Monaghan, Ireland, and Julia Tiernay of Dublin, Ireland, who later settled in Indiana.  In 1885 he was married to Edward Veneman in Evansville, Ind.  He taught in the parochial and public schools of Indiana for 25 years.

             He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Carroll Sneed of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sons, Erle T. and Thomas F. of Dallas, Texas, and August of Mounds; one sister, Miss Mary Crosson of Mounds who has made her home with him for several years; also eight grandchildren.

             His body was taken to the home of his son, August, where it remained until Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock when funeral services were held at St. Raphael’s Church, the Rev. Father Lawrence Gilmartin officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, James T. Ryan directing.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 26 Jan 1934:

Edward J. Brundage Found Dead in Home

Former Attorney General of Illinois Dies from Pistol Wound

             Former State Attorney General Edward J. Brundage of Lake Forest was found dead in the basement of his home early Saturday morning by his sister, Mrs. Margaret Friesinger.

             The former state official had gone to the basement to get a can of fruit for breakfast.  The body lay in the fruit storage room in front of a small safe.  The revolver lay on the floor of the safe, wrapped in a handkerchief.  A number of papers lay scattered about.

             It is believed that financial difficulties led to the suicide, if such it was.

             Brundage was a Republican aspirant for the office of governor in 1932.  He was sixty-four years of age and was admitted to the bar in Illinois in 1932.  His family came to Illinois from New York.  From 1899 to 1903 he served in the General Assembly and in 1905 was President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  He served one term as Attorney General of Illinois.

             Mrs. Brundage and three of their children were at their farm near Dixon when the tragedy occurred.  A fourth child was asleep in the Lake Forest Home.

             (According to his death certificate, Edward Jackson Brundage, lawyer, was born 13 May 1869, in Campbell, N.Y., the son of Victor Brundage and Marie Louise Armstrong, natives of Bath, N.Y., died 20 Jan 1934, in Lake Forest, Lake Co., Ill., husband of Germaine Brundage, and was buried in Chicago, Ill.  His marker in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago reads:  Edward J. Brundage May, 13 1869 Jan. 20, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 26 Jan 1934:

MRS. MARTHA WARD DIES AT HOME IN GRAND CHAIN

             Mrs. Martha Ward, age 49 years, 11 months and 14 days, died at her home in Grand Chain, at 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, following an illness of three years of cancer.

             Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at Brownfield, Illinois, the Rev. Morris, of Metropolis, officiating.  Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery at Brownfield by the N. W. Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak.

             Surviving Mrs. Ward are one brother, Dave Sutton, of Terre Haute, Ind.; ten children as follows:  Mrs. Florence Hamilton, O. C. Ward, Mrs. Clessie Washum, Mrs. Betty Bugg, Mrs. Mary Washum, Joe Ward, Mrs. Maudie Edwards, Levie Ward, Farris Ward and Miss Wanda Ward; and one grandson, Everett Young, all of Grand Chain.

             (John Q. Sutton married Elizabeth Jones on 9 Aug 1868, in Pope Co., Ill.  According to her death certificate, Martha Ward was born 4 Feb 1884, in Brownfield, Ill., the daughter of John Q. Sutton, a native of Oklahoma, and Elizabeth Gains, died 17 Jan 1934, in Grand Chain, Pulaski Co., Ill., and was buried in Masonic Cemetery in Brownfield, Pope Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 2 Feb 1934:

MOTHER OF MOUNDS LADIES DIES AT HOME IN DONGOLA

             Mrs. Nancy E. Costley, age 74 years, died at her home in Dongola following an illness of but a few days of pneumonia.

             Surviving Mrs. Costley are two daughters, Mrs. E. A. Hartman, and Mrs. O. L. Bishop, of Mounds; a son, Frank Costley, of Dongola; and a stepson, Charles Costley, of Cairo; a brother C. H. Corzine, of Mounds; and three grandsons, Marvin and Edward Bishop of Mounds and Jimmy Costley of Dongola.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the First Baptist Church in Dongola with the Rev. H. B. Atherton and Rev. F. L. Cross officiating.  Interment was made in the Union School Cemetery near Dongola, with E. J. Ford directing the funeral.

             (Her death certificate states that Nancy Elvina Costley was born 8 Aug 1859, in Dongola, Ill., the daughter of Jacob Corzine and Caroline Murphy, died 27 Jan 1934, of broncho pneumonia, and was buried in Union School Cemetery.  Her marker in Union Schoolhouse Cemetery near Dongola reads:  Mother Nancy Costley Aug. 8, 1859 Jan. 27, 1934 Jacob M. Costley Died Dec. 6, 1895 Aged 49 Yrs., 3 Mos., & 28 Ds. Rethie V. Costley Died June 23, 1896 Aged 3 yrs., 3 Mos., & 3 Ds. Jacob M. Costley Died July 10, 1896 Aged 5 Yrs., 10 Mos., & 2 Ds. Children of J. M. & N. Costley.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Ethel McCoy who was called here (Olmstead) by the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. George Hearld, returned to her home at Fisher, Ark., last week.

 

Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Adolphus West, of Dongola, who passed away Monday night.  (Cache Chapel)

             (Her death certificate states that Ethel Elfare West was born 15 Apr 1893, in Dongola, Ill., the daughter of Eli Keller and Nora Earnest, natives of Dongola, Ill., died 29 Jan 1934, in Dongola, Ill., wife of Adolphus F. West, and was buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery.  Her marker in I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Dongola reads:  Ethel E. West April 15, 1893 Jan. 29, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 9 Feb 1934:

JOHN J. NOLTE OF MOUNDS DIED SUDDENLY TUESDAY

             John J. Nolte, age 70 years, died suddenly Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock following a heart attack while visiting in Paducah, Ky.  Mr. Nolte is a very prominent citizen of Mounds and had many friends who are deeply grieved at his death.

             The body was brought to Mounds at 6 o’clock Tuesday evening and was taken to the Ryan Funeral Home.

             Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church with Fr. Lawrence Gilmartin officiating.  The cortege will leave the funeral home at 1:45 for the church and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

             Surviving Mr. Nolte are a daughter, Miss Frances Nolte, and a son, Albert Nolte, both of Mounds.

             Mr. Nolte was born in Germany, coming to this country when quite a small boy.  He went to Cairo and in 1900 he located in Mounds, Illinois, where he has since made his home. 

             (His marker in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Mounds reads:  John J. Nolte June 14, 1863 Feb. 6, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

CHARLES BARNEY DIES IN DETROIT, MICH.

             Charles Barney, formerly of Mound City, passed away in Detroit, Mich., Saturday morning at 5 o’clock following a brief illness of a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered last Thursday.  Mr. Barney had been in Detroit for some time and was employed by the Ford Motor Company in Detroit.

             Mrs. Barney and children, who are residing in Cairo now, left immediately upon receipt of the message for Detroit.  Mrs. Barney was before her marriage, Miss Stella Salmon, and formerly resided in Mound City.

 

INFANT DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. DANBY BURIED

             The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Danby of near Mounds, who was born at six o’clock Monday morning, was buried at 10:30 o’clock Monday morning in Spencer Heights Cemetery with G. A. James, undertaker in charge.

             Mrs. Danby was, before her marriage, Miss Lorena Talley and Mrs. and Mrs. Danby are residing for the present with Mrs. Danby’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Talley.

             (Her death certificate states that Emily Ruth Danby was stillborn 4 Feb 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the daughter of Robert Danby, a native of Lansing, Mich., and Lorena Talley, a native of Caruthersville, Mo., and was buried in Spencer Heights Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Met Death on Corner He Said Was Dangerous

             Thomas P. Campbell, a longtime resident of Mound City, met death last Monday evening at about 6:30 on the corner of which he had said just two weeks before that “It’s a wonder someone don’t get killed on this corner.”  He and two friends, John Read and John McNeile, were standing on the corner when this remark was made by him, not realizing that two weeks later he would be the one to meet his death there.

Mr. Campbell and Mr. McNeile had the habit of going to the river regularly and had been there Monday evening and were on their way back when Mr. Campbell was struck by the car driven by Milton W. Hopewell, a druggist of Paducah, Ky.  The two men were crossing from First Street to the Bestgen and Westerman Store and the car was headed for the ferry from Route 35.  Campbell noticed the oncoming car and warned McNeile who stepped back, but it was too late for Campbell.  He was struck by the car.

Mr. Campbell was taken to Dr. Wesenberg’s office where he passed away.

             A coroner’s jury was empaneled soon afterwards and returned a verdict that Mr. Campbell came to his death from being hit by a car driven by Hopewell, but made no recommendations.  Hopewell was not held.

             Hopewell testified at the inquest that he did not see the two men until they came within the range of his lights and that although he stopped his car within three lengths of the car, it was too late.  It was brought out at the inquest that the car knocked Campbell to the ground and that hitting the ground was what caused his death.  He was badly cut about the head.

             Mr. Campbell, who was 57 years of age, was one of Mound City’s best beloved citizens always having a smile and kind word for everyone.  He was everybody’s friend, always passing a cheering word to his friends.  He will be sadly missed in the community and the bereaved family have the sympathy of their friends.

             Mr. Campbell is survived by three brothers, Andy and Frank of Mound City and Lee of Memphis; a sister, Mollie Campbell, of Mound City; and half-sister, Kate Conley, also of Mound City.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Albert Lee, of Cairo and Miss Jean Campbell, of Mound City, are among the nieces who survive him.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Father Lawrence Gilmartin officiating.  He was assisted by Fr. Taylor of St. Columbus Church, of Cairo.  Interment was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Mounds by G. A. James, funeral director.

Casket bearers were Ed O’Hare, Dan O’Sullivan, Jr., John McNeile, Dan Hearly, Jim O’Sullivan, and George Sweeney.

             (His death certificate states that Thomas Patrick Campbell, a ship carpenter at Mound City, Ill., was born 4 Nov 1876, in Hamilton Co., Ill., the son of James Campbell, a native of Ireland, and Mary Rafferty, a native of Illinois, died 5 Feb 1934, in Mound City, Ill., and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Bea Chaney, of Olmstead was the guest of her sister, Mrs. ___ Danby, Friday.  Mrs. Chaney was en route to her home in Olmstead from Sikeston, where she had been since the death of her grand___.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lee and daughter were called to Mound City Tuesday by the death of Mrs. Lee’s uncle, Tom Campbell.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 9 Feb 1934:
John J. Nolte Dies Tuesday while on Visit in Paducah

John J. Nolte, for many years a resident of Mounds, died suddenly Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock while visiting friends in Paducah, Ky.  Mr. Nolte was taken ill Sunday but would not consent to have his family notified as he desired to come home.  He had suffered his first heart attack about three months ago while sitting in a dentist’s chair, the fatal attack being the second severe one his family had known him to have.

Mr. Nolte was born in Westvalia, Germany, June 14, 1863.  He came to America at the age of 27.  His wife before her marriage was Frances Luetke, also a native of Germany.  Mrs. Nolte died in June 1923.

Mr. and Mrs. Nolte were the parents of four children, two of whom are dead, namely a son William and a daughter Jennie (Mrs. Harry Phillips).  They reared an adopted son, Ameal, who also preceded them in death.  Surviving are one son, Albert, and a daughter, Miss Frances.

Mr. Nolte died on the birthday of his daughter.  He had a smile for all, was always kindly, gracious to all, and he leaves many friends who deeply mourn his departure.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Gilmartin officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mounds, with James T. Ryan directing.


Thomas Campbell of Mound City Killed by Automobile
            
Thomas P. Campbell, well-known resident of Mound City, was fatally injured Monday evening at 6:25 o’clock when hit by a Hudson sedan driven by Milton W. Hopewell of Paducah, Ky., a retail druggist.  Mr. Campbell was unconscious when taken to the office of W. R. Wesenberg and died shortly thereafter without regaining consciousness.

A coroner’s inquest was held at 7:45 o’clock the same evening and a verdict was returned to the effect that, “Thomas P. Campbell came to his death by reason of being hit by an automobile driven by Milton Hopewell in Mound City on Feb. 5, 1934, at 6:25 p.m.  We further find that the death of Thomas P. Campbell was the result of an accident.”

According to John McNeile of Mound City, who was walking with Campbell at the time of the accident the car loomed up suddenly before the two men, and Campbell called, “Look out,” hesitated, then stepped forward while McNeile stepped backward.  The two had walked up First Street and had started across the street toward the side of Bestgen and Westerman’s store.  Hopewell’s car left Highway 35 and turned onto the gravel near this point.

Mr. Campbell is survived by three brothers, Andy and Frank, of Mound City, and Lee of Memphis; a sister, Mollie, of Mounds City; and a half-sister, Kate Conley, also of Mound City.

Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mound City at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning with interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mounds.  G. A. James directed the funeral.


The Mounds Independent, Friday, 16 Feb 1934:
Richard N. Rudd Dies Monday Morning

Richard N. Rudd, age 36 years, died Monday morning about 2:15 o’clock at the home of his niece, Mrs. B. A. Hatch, where he had made his home for the past six months.  His home formerly was in Benton, Ky.  Surviving him are the following nieces and nephews:  Mrs. B. A. Hatch and Mrs. Albert Simpson of Mounds; Mrs. Steve Elrod of Kevil, Ky.; Richard Rudd of Paducah, Ky., and Sidney Rudd of Detroit, Mich.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at New Liberty Church near Kevil, Ky., with Rev. S. C. Benninger of Mounds and Grand Chain officiating.  Burial was made in New Liberty Cemetery, G. A. James directing.
 
IN MEMORIAM
Imogene Agnes Eastman 1933-1934

In fond and loving memory of our darling little baby who passed on to that fadeless day, one year ago, St. Valentine's Day.

Very sadly missed by father, mother, sister and brother.

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 16 Feb 1934:

RICHARD NELSON RUDD DIES AT HOME IN MOUNDS

             Richard Nelson Rudd, age 86, passed away Monday morning at home of his nieces, Mrs. B. A. Hatch, in Mounds, where he had resided for the past six months.  He came to Mounds from Benton, Ky.

             Surviving him are the following nieces and nephews:  Mrs. Hatch, of Mounds, Mrs. Albert Simpson, of Mounds, Mrs. Steve Elroid, of Kevil, Ky., Richard Rudd, of Paducah, and Sidney Rudd, of Detroit, Mich.

             Mr. Rudd had been ill for the past few weeks, but was able to be up and about the home and ate supper as usual Sunday night becoming critically ill a few hours later.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock at the New Liberty Church near Kevil, Ky., the Rev. Mr. Benninger pastor of the Congregational Church of Mounds officiating.  Burial was made in the New Liberty Cemetery.

             G. A. James, of Mound City, had charge of the funeral arrangements.

             (His death certificate states that Richard Nelson Rudd, of Benton, Ky., was born 11 Oct 1847, in Benton, Ky., the son of Hiram Rudd and Rebecca Alcock, natives of Kentucky, died 12 Feb 1934, in Mounds, Ill., the husband of Amanda Rudd, and was buried in New Liberty Cemetery in Kevil, Ky.—Darrel Dexter)

 

NEPHEW OF MOUND CITY MAN DIES IN KENTUCKY

             S. I. Dunn received a message Saturday stating that his nephew, Herbert Dunn, of Louisville Ky., had been killed in an automobile accident.  Mr. and Mrs. Dunn accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Rohan Lutz attended the funeral which was held at La Center Sunday and interment was made in the Wickliffe, Ky., cemetery.

             (His death certificate states that Herbert M. Dunn, of 821 S. Limestone St., a general agent for General Motors Acceptance Co., was born 18 May 1905, in Ballard Co., Ky., the son of K. C. Dunn, a native of Ballard Co., Ky., and Bessie Edwards, a native of Springfield, Tenn., died 9 Feb 1934, on Versailles Road five miles from Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky., of fractured skull and internal injuries from accident, and was buried in Wickliffe, Ky.  His marker in Wickliffe Cemetery in Wickliffe, Ky., reads:  Herbert M. Dunn May 18, 1905 Feb. 9, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Al Schuler was called to Chicago Monday by the death of Mr. Cleary, a cousin of Mrs. Schuler.

 

Mrs. Ben Blum received word last Saturday stating her aunt had passed away at her home in Paducah, Ky.  Owing to weather conditions, Mr. and Mrs. Blum were unable to attend the funeral, which was held Sunday.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 23 Feb 1934:

WALTER L. LEIDIGH DIES AT HOME NEAR MOUND CITY

             Walter Lester Leidigh, age 66 years, one of the most prominent farmers of Pulaski County, died at his home five miles north of Mound City at 11:50 o’clock Friday night following an illness of five weeks’ duration.  Mr. Leidigh had lived in Pulaski County all his life and he had many friends in the community in which he had lived so long.

             Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Minnie A. Leidigh; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Hayden; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Neistrath, of America, Misses Minnie and Maggie Leidigh, of Villa Ridge; four brothers, Dee Leidigh, of Villa Ridge, Harry Leidigh of Saucier, Miss., Charles Leidigh, of Jackson, Mo., and Fred Leidigh, of Cairo; also two grandchildren, Joan and Fred Stanly Leidigh, of Villa Ridge.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence, the Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Cairo officiating.  Rev. Dunlap was assisted by Rev. Lyon of Villa Ridge.  Interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery by G. A. James, funeral director.

             The casket bearers were James Rushing, Harry Green, Harry Wright, Mr. Nixon, James Mahoney and Dr. Schumacher.

             (Walter L. Leidigh, 32, married Moriah Morris, 33, married on 13 Aug 1893, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that Walter Lester Leidigh was born 20 Dec 1867, in Villa Ridge, Ill., the son of W. H. Leidigh and Elizabeth Hogendobler, natives of Pennsylvania, died 16 Feb 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., husband of Minnie Leidigh, and was buried in Thistlewood Cemetery.  His marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds reads:  Walter L. Leidigh Dec. 20, 1867 Feb. 16, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. MARGARET J. ATKINSON DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

             Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret J. Atkinson, who died at 3 o’clock Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. A. Hattoon, in Mound City, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence.  The Rev. Jack Moore, grandson of the deceased, officiated at the funeral.  Interment was made in Spencer Heights by G. A. James, funeral director.

             Mrs. Atkinson was 73 years of age and had been ill for several weeks.  She had resided in Mound City for about ten years and during that time had made many friends.  She is survived by two sons, George Atkinson, of this city, and Tom Atkinson, of Charleston, Mo., and one daughter, Mrs. L. A. Hattoon, of this city, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

             Casket bearers were Oscar Atherton, W. H. Crain, R. M. Hurst, Sr., Guy Rose, Raymond Beaver and Mr. Ralph.

             (According to her death certificate, Margaret Jane Atkinson was born 25 Jan 1861, in Kentucky, the daughter of Starkie Lewis, a native of North Carolina, died 16 Feb 1934, in Mound City, Ill., wife of John Atkinson, and was buried in Spencer Heights Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

DR. L. F. ROBINSON DIES AT HOME IN ULLIN THURSDAY

             Dr. L. F. Robinson, age 83 years, passed away at his home in Ullin Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock following an illness of about two weeks.  Dr. Robinson had been in failing health for some time.  He was a practicing physician and had been compelled to give up his practice a month ago.

             Dr. Robinson was born in Statesville, N.C., February 26, 1851.  He moved with his parents to Arkansas and later to Anna.  He went to Ullin in 1888 and remained there until his death.  He was prominent in the community and leaves many friends who deeply sympathize with the sorrowing widow and family.

             Left to mourn his passing are his widow and the following children:  Mrs. Ida George, William Robinson and Ira Robinson, of Mounds, and Mrs. Myrtle Rowe, and Mrs. Naomi Carlock, of Ullin.  He also leaves several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

             Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the residence at 2 o’clock, Rev. Elmer Smith, pastor of the M. E. Church, officiating.  The Pulaski Lodge A. F. & A. M. had charge of the funeral rites at the cemetery.  Interment was made in the Ullin Cemetery.

             (Luther Robinson, 23, from Anna Precinct, married Jane Chatham, 21, from Anna Precinct, on 23 Aug 1874, at the house of the bride’s father in Union Co., Ill.  L. F. Robinson, 49, physician, of Ullin, Ill., born in Iredell Co., N.C., son of Henry Robinson and Isabelle Robinson, married 2nd on 10 Nov 1901, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Elizabeth Bise, 30, of Ullin, Ill., born in Kentucky, daughter of Samuel Bise and Nora Hall.   According to his death certificate, Luther Franklin Robinson, a doctor in Ullin, Ill., was born 26 Feb 1851, in Statesville, N.C., the son of Houston and Isabelle Olive Robinson, died 15 Feb 1934, in Ullin, Ill., and was buried in Ullin Cemetery.  His marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:  Luther F. Robinson M.D. 1851-1934 Susan Robinson his wife 1874-1951.  The grave next to his reads:  M. J. wife of L. F. Robinson July 19, 1852 March 9, 1901.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Taylor, ___ Bucher and Mr. and Mrs. ___ Bucher attended the funeral of Edward Bucher in Cairo Sunday.  (Mounds)

 

MRS. NANCY BRITT OF MOUNDS DIED WEDNESDAY

             Mrs. Nancy Britt, age 56 years, died at her home west of Mounds Wednesday afternoon at 3:40 o’clock following an illness of three months.

             Surviving her are her husband, E. G. Britt; three sons, Lawrence Britt, of Waukegan, Illinois, and Ernest and Herman Britt, of Mounds; and a daughter, Miss May Britt, of Mounds; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Davis, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Mrs. May Schaefer, of Sikeston, Mo., and a brother, James Miller, of Sikeston.

             Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Methodist church in Mounds with the Rev. Earl C. Phillips officiating.  Interment will be made in Thistlewood cemetery.

             (Her death certificate states that Nancy Britt was born 9 Jan 1878, in Holcomb, Missouri, the daughter of J. Eulitt and Amanda Henderson, died 14 Feb 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the wife of Gray Britt, and was buried in Thistlewood Cemetery at Mounds, Ill.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schenk of DuQuoin attended the funeral of their latter’s uncle, Walter Leidigh.

(America)

 

Several from this community (Cache Chapel) attended the funeral of Dr. L. F. Robinson in Ullin Saturday.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 23 Feb 1934:
Prominent Physician Dies at Ullin 

Dr. L. F. Robinson, practicing physician at Ullin for 45 years, died at his home in that village Thursday, February 15th at the age of 82 years, __ months and 29 days.

Dr. Robinson was born January __, 1852, in Statesville, North Carolina.  He later lived in Arkansas coming from there to Illinois and settling at Anna.

He was twice married, first to Martha Jane Chatham of Anna.  To this union were born four children, Mrs. Ella George, William Robinson, Ira Robinson, all of Mounds, and Mrs. John Rowe of Ullin.  After his marriage and the births of his children, he took up the study of medicine, graduating from medical school.  He started his internship at Cook County Hospital, the hospital then being in the building now used as the morgue.  He returned to Southern Illinois and settled at Ullin in 1889 for the practice of medicine.  His wife passed away in 1901 and he was married to Miss Elizabeth Bise of Owensboro, Ky., in 1902.  To this union was born one child, Mrs. Naomi Carlock of Ullin.

Dr. Robinson was prominent in the life of his community.  He was the first president of the First National Bank of Ullin and served in the capacity for 15 years.  He also served as mayor.  He was a charter member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Anna, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Pulaski.  He was known throughout Pulaski County and Southern Illinois.

Surviving him are his widow, all five children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Paul Whitney Bame, Jr., of Harrisburg.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family residence of the M. E. Church officiating.  Pulaski lodge of A. F. and A. M. No. 47 had charge of the services at the grave in Ullin Cemetery.


Mrs. Grey Britt

Mrs. Grey Britt of near Mounds, passed away at her home on the afternoon of February 14th, at the age of 56 years, 1 month, and 5 days.  She was born January 9, 18__ in the state of Missouri.

There are left to mourn her death, her husband, Grey Britt; three sons and one daughter, Lawrence Terry of Waukegan, Ill., Ernest, Herman, and ___ of Mounds; also two sisters and one brother, Mrs. C. A. Davis of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Mrs. F. W. ____ and J. W. Miller of Sikeston, Mo., besides other near relatives and numerous friends.

The departed was a member of the Methodist Church, having joined _7 years ago.

She was a loved and devoted mother and wife.  Her illness had been of long duration, about two _____.  She was bedfast for three ___ suffering with cancer.

The end came peacefully and quietly __ a long siege of prayers and ___ words with her family.
             Funeral services were held at the ___ church Friday the 16th of February by the pastor, Rev. Earl C. Phillips.  Burial was in Thistlewood Cemetery, T. J. Ryan directing.


Margaret Jane Atkinson

Margaret Jane Atkinson, age 78 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. A. Hatton, in Mound City, Friday morning at 8 o’clock after an illness of several days.

She leaves, besides her daughter, two sons, George Atkinson of Mound City, and Tom Atkinson, of Charleston, Mo.; also a sister, Mrs. Null, of Charleston, Mo.
             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of her daughter, the funeral service being conducted by a grandson of the deceased, Rev. Jack Moore, at the request of the deceased.  The pall bearers were Guy Rose, Raymond Beaver, R. M. Hurst, W. H. Crain, Mr. Ralph, Oscar Atherton.

Interment was made in Spencer Heights Cemetery with G. A. James directing.

 

Walter L. Leidigh Dies at Home near Villa Ridge

Walter Lester Leidigh, age 66 years, a prominent farmer of Pulaski County, died at his home east of Villa Ridge Friday night about 11:30 o’clock after an illness of about 5 weeks.

Mr. Leidigh was a native of Pulaski County, having been born near Villa Ridge, where he made his home during his entire life.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Fred Hayden, and two grandchildren, and the following sisters and brothers:  Minnie and Maggie Leidigh of Villa Ridge, Mrs. Elizabeth Neistrath of America, Harry Leidigh of Saucier, Miss., Fred of Cairo, Charles of Jackson, Mo., and Dee of Villa Ridge.

Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. C. R. Dunlap of Cairo assisted by Rev. Ellsworth Lyon of Villa Ridge at 2 p.m. Monday and the following friends and neighbors were casket bearers:  Harry Green, Harry Wright, James Rushing, Dr. William Schumaker. Interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery with G. A. James directing.
 
SIX GENERATIONS ATTENDED FUNERAL OF CENTENARIAN

CREAL SPRINGS—With the members of the second generation missing, there were six generations in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Artie Laney, held Friday morning at ten o’clock from the Spring Hill Baptist Church, located near Creal Springs.  Mrs. Laney passed away Wednesday at the age of 100 years and 2 days.  Her own children have all preceded her in death, but she left 21 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild—the sixth generation.

(Her death certificate states that Artiemis Laney was born 6 Feb 1834, in Alabama, died 8 Feb 1934, in Road District 10, Williamson Co., Ill., widow of Tommie Laney, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Road District 10, Williamson Co., Ill.  Her marker there reads:  Artie Miss Laney 1831-1934.—Darrel Dexter)
 
Mrs. J. E. Sadler was called to Cobden the last of the week on account of the death of a brother.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson and Mrs. Robert George were called to Ullin Thursday by the death of their father, Dr. L. F. Robinson.

 

Eberhard Bucher

             Eberhard Bucher of Cairo, brother of the late Silas Bucher of this community, died Friday morning at St. Mary’s hospital following a long illness.

             Mr. Bucher was born in Ravensburg, Germany, March 4, 1858, coming to this county in 1880 and locating in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In 1881 he came to Cairo and opened a meat packing business in 1892 in which business he remained active until 1932.  He was married to Miss Dora Dunker of Cairo, April 14, 1884.

             Surviving Mr. Bucher are his widow, who is an invalid; and the following children:  Carl E. Bucher, Mrs. Carl J. Karcher, Mrs. Carl E. Swoboda, Eberhard Bucher, and Mrs. George Kline, all of Cairo; three brothers, Joseph Bucher and Karl Bucher of Cairo, and Steven Bucher of Freeport, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. William Becker of Freeport; twenty-four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A brother, Silas Bucher, of Mounds, died February 17, 1932, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Love of East St. Louis, died July 2, 1931.

             (Eberhard Bucher married Dora Dunker on 14 Apr 1884, in Alexander Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that Eberhard Bucher of 2508 Walnut St., Cairo, Ill., was born 4 Mar 1857, in Ravensburg, Germany, the son of Alois Bucher, a native of Germany, died 16 Feb 1934, in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill., the husband of Dora Bucher, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Villa Ridge, Ill.  His marker there reads:  Eberhard Bucher 1857-1934 Dorothea Bucher 1866-1939.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 2 Mar 1934:
Mrs. Lizzie Kinslow

Mrs. Lizzie Kinslow passed away at her home in Olmstead, Ill., Monday morning, February 26, age 53 years, 3 months and 1 day.

She is survived by her husband, W. J. Kinslow, of Olmstead; a brother, John Hughes of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Alice Steger of Cairo, Ill.; and the following children, Charles Forker, Detroit, Mich., Ralph Kinslow, Irene Mitchell and Arletta Kinslow, all of Olmstead; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal church, Olmstead, Ill., Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock, the Rev. L. F. Hughes, officiating.

Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery near Olmstead.

The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.
 
Mrs. J. F. Hoffman of Mound City Dies Suddenly

Mrs. J. F. Hoffman of Mound City died suddenly Tuesday night about ten o’clock.  She had attended the movie at the picture theatre and, after walking home alone, complained of feeling short of breath.  She soon collapsed and died in about ten minutes after reaching her home.

Mrs. Hoffman was prominent in the community life of Mound City.  She was secretary of the Mound City Red Cross chapter, and also head of the unemployed relief work there.  She was a member of the Congregational Church, the Royal Neighbors lodge and the Mound City Woman’s Club.  At one time she conducted a dry goods store in Mound City.

Surviving her are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Josephine Miller, Mrs. Rudell Parker and Miss Henri Hoffman.  Also two grandchildren, John and Bernard Miller.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Congregational church in Mound City, conducted by the Rev. Joel Burgess of Carbondale.  Interment was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Mounds, G. A. James, directing.
 
Former Mounds Resident Fatally Shot Sunday

Clarence Daniels Loses Life Cleaning Pistol which Accidentally Discharged
             Clarence Daniels, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Daniels of this city, died Monday morning at St. Francis Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Mo., where he had been taken following an accident at his home in Portageville, Mo., Sunday night.

             Mr. Daniels, while cleaning his pistol, accidentally discharged the weapon, the bullet entering his abdomen and fatally wounding him.

             The body was brought to the G. A. James Funeral Home in Mounds and later taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Daniels.

             Mr. Daniels was born at Ullin, Ill., February 2, 1902.  He attended school and grew to manhood in Pulaski County.  He was united in marriage with Miss Ruth Edwards of Portageville July 3, 1927.  This proved to be a happy marriage and the home was blessed with three children, Clarence Edward, Dorris Elaine and Helen Faye.  Mr. Daniels was engaged in farming near Portageville and was a useful and respected citizen.  Surviving him besides his parents, his widow and three children are three sisters, Mrs. Allie Dycus, Miss Ola Daniels, both of Mounds, and Mrs. Juanita Licos of Carbondale; three brothers, Elmer and Richard of Mounds, and Lawrence of Cairo.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Mounds Methodist church, the Rev. E. C. Phillips officiating.  Interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery, G. A. James directing.  The casket bearers were Ed. Prindle, Fred Johnson, Jack Williams, Ray Scott, Henry DeVary, and Al DeCrow.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 2 Mar 1934:

MRS. LIZZIE KINSLOW DIED AT HOME IN OLMSTEAD ILLINOIS

             Mrs. Lizzie Kinslow, wife of William Jasper Kinslow, age 53 years, 3 months and one day, died at her home in Olmstead at 12:20 Monday night following an illness of eight months.

             Surviving Mrs. Kinslow, besides her husband, are two daughters, Irene Mitchell and Arletta Kinslow of Olmstead; two sons, Ralph Kinslow, of Olmstead, and Charles Forker, of Detroit, Mich.; one brother, John Hughes, of St. Louis; and one sister, Alice Steger, of Cairo; and two grandchildren, Paul Forker and Louis Kinslow.

             Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal church at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the Rev. L. F. Huggins officiating.  Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery near Olmstead.  The N. W. Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak had charge of the funeral.

             (Her death certificate states that Lizzie Kinslow was born 26 Nov 1881, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the daughter of Carr and Sarah Hughes, a native of Tennessee, died 27 Feb 1934, in Olmsted, Ill., wife of William J. Kinslow, and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery.  Her marker in the Masonic Cemetery in Olmsted, Ill., reads:  Lizzie Hughes Carr Nov. 26, 1881 Feb 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

JOHN L. COPE PASSES AWAY AT DONGOLA

             John L. Cope, age 65 years, died Sunday night following a fractured skull caused by a fall.  He was born and lived in and around Dongola all his life.

             Mr. Cope is survived by a son, Estuce M. Cope, of Dongola, and the following brothers and sisters:  L. W. Kaufmann, and Mrs. Devoter Karraker, all of Dongola, and Mrs. Allie Owen, of Benton.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Christian Chapel near Dongola, conducted by Rev. H. W. Karraker.  Interment was made in the Hinkle Cemetery by E. J. Ford, undertaker in charge.

(John L. Cope, 25, born in Union Co., Ill., son of William Cope and Marion Clifford, married on 20 Nov 1892, at S. L. Wisner’s in Union Co., Ill., Mrs. Mary E. Keller, 28, born in Union Co., Ill., daughter of Nathen Karraker and Sarah Night.   His death certificate states that John L. Cope, janitor, was born 12 Nov 1868, in Dongola, Ill., the son of William Cope and Mary Ann Clifford, natives of Dongola, died 25 Feb 1934, in Union Co., Ill., husband of Emma May Cope, and was buried in Chapel Cemetery.  His marker in Hinkle Cemetery near Dongola reads:  John L. Cope Nov. 12, 1868 Feb 25, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. MARGARET E. HOFFMAN DIES SUDDENLY TUESDAY NIGHT

             Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Hoffman, age 56 years, wife of J. F. Hoffman, died suddenly at her home in Mound City Tuesday night following an illness of only a few minutes.  Mrs. Hoffman had worked during the day and Tuesday night had gone to the picture show at the local theater.  She walked home and upon her arrival complained of a shortness of breath.  She collapsed and passed away in about ten minutes.

             Left to mourn her passing are her husband, three daughters, Miss Henri Hoffman, Mrs. Rudelle Parker and Mrs. Josephine Miller, of Mound City; two grandchildren, John and Bernard Miller; one brother, Henry Hasanjaeger; and an aunt, Mrs. Annie Bishop, of Cairo; and several nieces and nephews.

             Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church and the Royal Neighbors of America.  She was secretary of the Red Cross chapter of this city and head of the unemployed relief work of this city.  She was also a member of the Mound City Woman’s Club.  Mrs. Hoffman was very active in all civic and social affairs of the community.  She was very active in charitable work and her sunny and jovial disposition won for her many true and loyal friends.  Her sudden death has brought great sorrow to the entire community.  Mrs. Hoffman had lived in Mound City all her married life, coming to Mound City as a bride.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, the Rev. S. J. Burgess, pastor of the Christian Church at Carbondale, formerly pastor of the Congregational Church of this city, officiating.  Interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.  G. A. James directed the funeral.

             (Her death certificate states that Margaret Elizabeth Hoffman was born 6 Dec 1877, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Henry Hasenjaeger, a native of Germany, and Caroline Helfrich, a native of New York, died 26 Feb 1934, in Mound City, Ill., husband of J. F. Hoffman, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Markers in Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds, Ill., read:  John F. Hoffman 1874-1937 Lillie M. Hoffman 1877-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. CORDELIA JONES DIED AT HOME IN PERKS

             Mrs. Cordellia Jones, age 49 years, died at her home in Perks Saturday evening about 4:15 o’clock.  She passed away very suddenly from a stroke of apoplexy living about five minutes.  Dr. O. T. Hudson, coroner of Pulaski County, held an inquest late Saturday evening.

             Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock at the Baptist church in Perks  the Rev. A. M. Troutman, of Cypress, officiating.  Interment was made in Chapel Cemetery near Dongola.  E. J. Ford of Dongola directed the funeral.

             Surviving her are her husband, J. L. Jones, of Perks; two children, Mrs. Coretta Adams, of Perks, and Walter L. Jones, of Peoria, and one grandchild.

             (Her death certificate states that Cordelia Jones was born 25 Aug 1884, in Dongola, Ill., the daughter of James Keller and Harriett Adkins, died 24 Feb 1934, in Pulaski, Ill., wife of John L. Jones, and was buried in Chapel Cemetery.  Her marker in Christian Chapel Cemetery near Dongola reads:  Cordelia Jones 1884-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FORMER MOUNDS MAN SHOOTS SELF ACCIDENTALLY

             Clarence E. Daniels, of Portageville, Mo., formerly of Mounds, died Monday morning in the St. Francis Hospital at Cape Girardeau, Mo., following injuries which he received when he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun at his home in Portageville.  Mr. Daniels was 32 years of age and had many friends in Mounds and the community.

             He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Daniels, of Mounds, who survive him.  He is also survived by his widow, three children, three brothers, Elmer and Richard, of Mounds and Lawrence, of Cairo; and three sisters, Mrs. Allie Dycus, and Miss Ola Daniels, of Mounds and Mrs. Juanita Lites, of Carbondale; besides several nieces and nephews.

             The body was removed from Cape Girardeau by G. A. James of Mound City and was taken to the home of his parents at Mounds Monday.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church in Mounds and burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery by G. A. James, undertaker in charge.  Casket bearers were Fred Johnson, Ed Prindle, Tom Roach, Ray Scott and Al DeCrow.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 9 Mar 1934:

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. F. HOFFMAN

             Impressive funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Pilgrim Congregational Church for Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Hoffman, wife of J. F. Hoffman, who died suddenly Tuesday night, February 27, at her home in this city.  The services were conducted by Rev. S. J. Burgess, pastor of the First Christian Church at Carbondale.

             Long before the hour appointed for the service, the church was filled with sorrowing friends of the deceased and the family.  Rev. Burgess delivered a very impressive sermon.  His eulogy to Mrs. Hoffman was that she was one of the most charitable persons he had ever known.  He said that the first acquaintance he had had with Mrs. Hoffman was when she and her daughter came down the aisle and united with the church during his pastorate in Mound City.

             Only one song was sung, “Face to Face,” this being one of the favorite hymns of Mrs. Hoffman.  The beautiful floral tributes completely covering the chancel were silent testimonies of the love and esteem in which Mrs. Hoffman was held by her many friends in Mound City.  The flower bearers were Mrs. Gene Hughes, Mrs. G. A. James, Mrs. Sam Matson, Mrs. Joe Huckleberry, Mrs. Carlos Parker and Mrs. Willard Mason, all special friends of the bereaved family.  At the close of the services at the church, the cortege departed by automobiles for Beech Grove Cemetery where the body was laid to rest by G. A. James, funeral director.

             Casket bearers were C. F. Bode, C. E. Richey, Joe Lutz, William Bestgen, Ed O’Hare, and Otto Betts.

 

SISTER-IN-LAW OF I. J. SETTLEMOIR DIES SUNDAY

             Mrs. Emma Settlemoir, wife of John Settlemoir, of Benton, Illinois, passed away Sunday night at her home in Benton.  Mrs. Settlemoir’s husband is a brother of I. J. Settlemoir of this city.  She has visited in Mound City on several occasions.

             She was buried in the Cobden cemetery Tuesday afternoon.  They formerly resided in Cobden, leaving there about two years ago for Benton, where they have since resided.  She is survived by two sons and one daughter.

             (John L. Settlemoir, 20, married Emeline Hess, 18, on 16 Jul 1874, in Union Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Amanda E. Settlemoir, of 402 S. Jones St., Benton, Ill., was born 16 Feb 1855, in Union Co., Ill., the daughter of Jefferson Hess, a native of Pennsylvania, and Jane Davis, died 5 Mar 1934, in Benton, Ill., wife of John L. Settlemoir, and was buried in Cobden Cemetery.  A marker in Cobden Cemetery reads:  Amanda E. Settlemoir 1855-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

INFANT DIES

             Catherine Sue, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Joynes, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Mounds of pneumonia.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon.  Rev. E. C. Phillips, pastor of the Mounds M. E. Church, officiated.  Interment was made in Spencer Heights Cemetery.  G. A. James directed the funeral.

 

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral of Mrs. J. F. Hoffman, which was held on Thursday of last week, were Mr. and Mrs. George Muscovalley, of Charleston; Mrs. George Thomas Muscovalley, of Columbus, Ky.; and Mrs. Clark, of Clinton, Ky.

 

G. W. T. SEIFERT DIES AT HOME IN LAWRENCEVILLE

             G. W. T. Seifert, former resident of Mound City, died at his home in Lawrenceville, Illinois, Monday.  The body was brought to Mounds Wednesday afternoon where funeral services were held at 1 o’clock at the grave in Beech Grove Cemetery.

             The Seifert family left Mound City several years ago coming to Cairo where they resided for several years.  They left Cairo for Flora and Mr. Seifert was in business there.  Recently they left for Flora for Lawrenceville where they were living when death claimed him.  During their residence in Mound City, Mr. Seifert was in the flour mill business, the mill being located just inside the levee by the side of the car tracks going to Mounds.  During the time that they resided in Mound City, the family made many true and loyal friends and these friends deeply sympathize with the bereaved family.

             Surviving Mr. Seifert are his widow and one son, Charles, of Lawrenceville.  A daughter, Mrs. Christine Seifert Haynes, passed away a few years ago when they resided in Cairo.  Mrs. Seifert and son returned to Lawrenceville immediately after the services at the grave.

             (George W. T. Seifert married Nina Eubanks on 1 Apr 1899, in Perry Co., Ill.  His marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds reads:  George W. T. Seifert 1862-1934 Father.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Lizzie Kinslow’s funeral was largely attended Thursday afternoon.  The flower girls were May Goins, Bertha Goins, Sophia Simpson and Viola Hase.  The casket bearers were George Hearld, George Lilly, Charles Kendall, Will Jerdon, C. Robinson, Byron Shelton.  (Olmstead)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 9 Mar 1934:

Catherine Sue Jaynes

             Catherine Sue Jaynes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jaynes, died Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock while on her way to the Cairo hospital.  The child, age one year and 12 days, had rallied from an attack of pneumonia, but died from an attack of gas in the intestines.

             Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Bertha Cotilla, with the Rev. E. L. Phillips, pastor of the M. E. Church, officiating.  Interment was made in Spencer Heights Cemetery, G. A. James directing.

             (Her death certificate states that Catherine Sue Jaynes was born 20 Feb 1933, in Mounds, Ill., the daughter of Carl Jaynes, a native of Mound City, Ill., and Anna Cotilla, a native of Mounds, Ill., died 4 Mar 1934, in Mounds, Pulaski Co., Ill., and was buried in Spencer Heights Cemetery at Mounds, Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Royal Moore was called to St. Louis Tuesday on account of the death of two of her sister’s children, a little girl three years old and a boy five years old.  They first had measles and whooping cough and later pneumonia developed which soon took them away.  Mrs. Moore was accompanied by her husband and Mrs. Carol Davis.  (Pulaski)

 

Mrs. John Licos of Carbondale, who was called here by the death of her brother, Clarence Daniels, has returned home.

 

CCC YOUTH AT GIANT CITY DIED THURSDAY

             MARION—Raymond Nelson, 21, of Galesburg, a member of one of the CCC camps at Giant City, died in Holden Hospital Thursday of pneumonia, from which he had been suffering for several days.  Nelson’s brother was there, due to illness and death.

             Nelson belonged to the first camp to locate there, now under the command of Lieut. Utterback, but formerly commanded by Capt. Wood.

             (His death certificate states that Raymond A. Nelson, CCC worker at Giant City Park, was born 28 Jul 1913, in Colchester, Ill., died 1 Mar 1934, in Carbondale, Jackson Co., Ill., and was buried at Galesburg, Knox Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 16 Mar 1934:

Mrs. H. G. Hogendobler Dies at Home near Villa Ridge

             Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Hogendobler, 73, of Villa Ridge, widow of the late H. G. Hogendobler, died Tuesday evening, March 14, following a long illness.  Her husband passed away four years ago.

             Surviving her are three sons, Clyde, Charles and George; and five daughters, Mrs. Ray Merrill of Elmhurst, Ill., Mrs. H. H. Martin of Manistique, Mich., Mrs. Lester Davis of Christopher, Ill., Mrs. William Bride and Miss Alice Hogendobler of Villa Ridge.

             Funeral services were held at the family home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Ellsworth Lyon, pastor of the Villa Ridge Community Church officiating.  Burial was in Thistlewood Cemetery, Mounds, by the side of her husband.  G. A. James directed the funeral.

 

Mrs. Anna J. Little

             Mrs. Anna J. Little passed away at her home near Grand Chain, Illinois, Saturday night about 7 p.m. after an illness of about three weeks.  Age 87 years and 3 days.

             She leaves to mourn her passing, the following children:  Will Henry Little of Grand Chain, Ill., Ervin Little, Los Angeles, Calif., Anna Hardin, Elwaco, Washington, Charles Little, Seattle, Washington, Martha Loven, Karnak, Ill., Emma Leitch, Browns, Ill., James Little, Karnak, Ill., Walter Little, Grand Chain, Ill.

             Services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Anderson Church at Boaz, Illinois, Rev. Troutman of Cypress, Illinois, officiating.  Interment was made in the Anderson Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

 

Sister of Mrs. Bour Dies

             Mrs. Frank Bour, Sr., received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. John Milledge, which occurred Friday, March 9, at her farm home in Indiana.  Mrs. Milledge is the former Miss May Pope of Levings and was born and reared in Pulaski County.  Her many friends will be grieved to hear of her death.

 

Howard Cruse

             Howard Franklin Cruse, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cruse, died Thursday morning, March 8, at 7:45 o’clock at the family residence on Second Street at the age of 25.  He had been a life-long invalid.

             Surviving him are his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Charles Whitaker of Brinkley, Ark., Mrs. John E. Britton and Miss Ruth Cruse; and two brothers, Harold and George Cruse, both of Mounds.

             Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Ryan Funeral Home, the Rev. S. C. Benninger, pastor of the Congregational Church officiating.  Interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

 

Mrs. America Fleming Dies at Home of Sister

             Mrs. America Fleming of Johnson County near Vienna died Friday night, March 9, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ed A. Young, where she had been brought for medical treatment.

             America Fulkerson Fleming, 61, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Fulkerson, was born in Pope County, Illinois, where she lived until her marriage to James Fleming.  Since that time she has lived on a farm near Vienna.  Mr. Fleming died some 15 years ago and Mrs. Fleming, with the aid of her children, had continued to manage the farm.

             Surviving her are her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Fulkerson, of Mounds; three sons, Claude of Mounds, Ralph and Roy of Vienna; a daughter, Miss Margaret Fleming of Vienna; a stepson, Clyde Fleming, of Canada; four sisters, Mrs. Charles S. Copeland, Mrs. Oren Crawford, Miss Martha Fulkerson and Mrs. E. A. Young, all of Mounds; one brother, O. S. Fulkerson of East St. Louis; and a granddaughter, besides nieces and nephews and other relatives.

             The body was taken Saturday afternoon to her farm home near Vienna from where on Sunday afternoon the funeral cortege wended its way to the First Methodist Church in Vienna where funeral services were held at 2 o’clock, Walter H. Weissman of St. Louis, Watchtower representative, officiating.  Interment was made in the Vienna cemetery, J. T. Ryan of this city directing.

             Attending from here were Mrs. Mary Fulkerson, Miss Martha Fulkerson, Mrs. C. S. Copeland, Richard Copeland, Misses Mary and Martha Crawford, James Young, Mr. and Mrs. George Sitter, Mrs. Luther Hodge, Mrs. R. W. Wiedemann, Mrs. Abbie Spencer, Mrs. Spencer Titus, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anglin, and Mrs. Ruby Bucher of Cairo.  Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Young were unable to attend on account of illness.

 

Three Women Drown in Auto Accident

One Victim Is Wife of Walter Gates, Former Mounds Man

             Mrs. Walter Gates, 24, of Cairo, her sister, Miss Bertha Carlock, 17 of Metropolis, and Mrs. W. I. Tune, 51, also of Metropolis, were drowned early Saturday morning when their automobile plunged from the Paducah-Metropolis highway down an embankment and into the backwaters of the Ohio River.

             Two other occupants of the car, Carlos Carlock, 28, brother of Mrs. Gates and Miss Carlock, and Miss Aline Joiner, 17, managed to get free of the overturned auto and swim to land.  They walked a half mile to the nearest farm house, their clothes freezing on them as they walked.

             Funeral services were held for the two sisters Monday afternoon at Metropolis.

             Mr. Gates resided in Mounds for a number of years and has many friends here who deeply sympathize with him in the tragic death of his young wife.

             (Her death certificate states that Pauline Carlock Gates of Metropolis, Ill., age 24, born in Cypress, Ill., daughter of W. F. Carlock and Iva Osman, natives of Illinois, died 10 Mar 1934, on Noble Road, McCracken Co., Ky., of accidental drowning in back water near Massac Creek, wife of Walter Gates.  According to the death certificate of Bertha Carlock, of Metropolis, Ill., 18, a beauty culturist, was born in Cypress, Ill., daughter of W. F. Carlock and Iva Osman, natives of Illinois, and died 10 Mar 1934, of accidental drowning in back water near Massac Creek, and was buried at Metropolis, Ill.  Her death certificate states that Missouri Francis Tune of 1020 Ferry Rd., Metropolis, Ill., was born 7 Feb 1883, in Illinois, the daughter of Shadric Waters, a native of Illinois, and Eliza Waters, died 10 Mar 1934, of accidental drowning in back water near Massac Creek wife of W. I. Tune.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. RENA BROWN

             Mrs. Rena Brown, age 86, died at her home in Mound City Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock after being an invalid for more than 40 years.  She is survived by three sons and one daughter:  James Modglin of Unity, Dave and Eli Brown of Mound City and Mrs. E. J. Anderson of Mound City.  Funeral services were conducted from the home Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by the Rev. Mr. Van Meter after which the cortege left for Redden Cemetery where interment was made by G. A. James, funeral director.

 

Mrs. Will Earnheart of near Mt. Olive died Friday.  We have not yet heard of the place of burial.  (Perks)

             (William L. Earnheart, 26, farmer, born in Dongola, Ill., son of Nathaniel Earnheart and Eve Casper, married on 16 Oct 1898, in Dongola, Union Co., Ill., Chloe Lentz, 20, born in Wetaug, Pulaski Co., Ill., daughter of John Lentz and Malinda Hartman.  According to her death certificate, Chloe Malinda Earnheart was born 11 Sep 1878, in Wetaug, Pulaski Co., Ill., the daughter of John Lentz, a native of Wetaug, Ill., and Malinda Hartman a native of Cypress, Ill., died 8 Mar 1934, in Road District 3, Union Co., Ill., wife of William Earnheart, and was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Dongola, Union Co., Ill.  Her marker there reads:  Mother Chloe M. Earnheart 1878-1934 Father William L. Earnheart 1872-1957 At Rest Dying Is but Going Home.--Darrel Dexter)

 

CARD OF THANKS

             We desire to extend heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends for their kindness, sympathy and help during the illness and at the time of the passing of our dear one, Mrs. America Fleming.  We also wish to thank the donors of the beautiful flowers and those who offered the use of their cars.  These kindnesses will never be forgotten.

Mrs. Mary Fulkerson and Family

Margaret, Claude, Ralph and Roy Fleming

 

Henry Casper was called to Mt. Pleasant Friday on account of the death of his brother’s wife, Mrs. Otto Casper.  (Perks)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 16 Mar 1934:

JEROME FERGUSON KILLED AT PADUCAH SATURDAY

             Jerome Ferguson, age 62 years, was instantly killed in the switch yards at 7th and Park Avenue, late Saturday evening.  Mr. Ferguson was a former Mound Citian and had resided here several years ago.  He had been employed away from Mound City for several years at different places.  He spent several years of his life of Jackson, Mich., and had gone to Paducah several months ago and was employed in his brother’s restaurant.

             He was well known here and had many friends who are grieved at his untimely death.  It was the custom of Mr. Ferguson to take two daily walks and it was while on one of these walks that the accident occurred.  His face and head were so mutilated that identification was impossible and it was made by a key ring in his pocket which bore his name.  The wheels of a box car passed over his head and also severed his right arm.  It is believed that when he started to cross the tracks he was unaware that a train was near.  He was reported to have left his home 700 ½ North Sixth Street just five minutes before the accident occurred.

             Surviving Mr. Ferguson are two sons, Roy and Otho, of Mound City; one brother, Scott Ferguson, of Paducah; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Mills, of Barlow, Ky., Mrs. Minnie Stafford, of Kevil, Ky., and Mrs. Mattie Grace, of Little Rock, Ark.; and two grandchildren, Homer and Juanita Ferguson, of Mound City.

             Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of his son, Otho Ferguson, the Rev. A. L. Norfleet, pastor of the Pilgrim Congregational Church, officiating.  The church choir furnished the music and sang one song, “Face to Face.”

             There was an abundance of beautiful flowers and the services were largely attended.  Interment was made in the Thistlewood Cemetery by G. A. James, funeral director.

             Casket bearers were Oscar Atherton, Fred Boren, R. M. Hurst, Sr., John Edwards, W. H. Crain, and C. G. McIntire.

             (His death certificate states that Jerome Ferguson, of 7th Park Ave., Paducah, Ky., a mechanic, was born 7 Sep 1871, in Virginia, the son of C. M. Ferguson, a native of Virginia, and Dicey Doyle, a native of Tennessee, died 10 Mar 1934, in Paducah, Ky., from head and internal injuries after being accidentally hit by an Illinois Central Railroad train, and was buried at Mound City, Ill.  His marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds reads:  Gerome Ferguson Sept. 7, 1874 March 10, 1934 Father.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. ANNA J. LITTLE DIED AT GRAND CHAIN

             Mrs. Anna J. Little, age 87 years, passed away Saturday at 7 a.m. at her home near Grand Chain following an illness of three weeks.

             Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Anderson Church, the Rev. Troutman officiating and interment was made in the Anderson Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

             Surviving Mrs. Little are five sons, Will Henry Little, and James Little, of Karnak, Ervin Little, of Los Angeles, Charles Little, of Seattle, Wash., and Walter Little, of Grand Chain; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Hardin, Elwaco, Wash., Mrs. Martha Loven, Karnak, and Mrs. Emma Leitch, Browns, Illinois.

             (Isaac Little married A. J. Moss on 7 Apr 1867, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  William Loven, 26, of Massac Co., Ill., married on 14 Sep 1897, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Martha M. Little, 24, of Grand Chain, Ill.  Henry Hardin, 30, of Yates Landing, born in Pope Co., Ill., son of James Hardin and Martha Clarady, married 2nd on 23 Jan 1900, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Mrs. Anna Connor, 24, of Yates Landing, born in Pulaski Co., Ill., daughter of Isaac Little and J. Moss.  According to her death certificate, Anna J. Little was born 7 Mar 1844, in Tennessee, the daughter of Joseph Moss and Mary Owens, died 10 Mar 1934, in Road District 2, Pulaski Co., Ill., wife of Isaac N. Little, and was buried in Anderson Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

W. J. HAWES DIED AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

             W. J. Hawes, age 61 years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rosco Black, in this city Tuesday evening.

             Short funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, March 8, at his daughter’s home conducted by Rev. Walter Billingsly.  Interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery by G. A. James, funeral director.

Besides his daughter, Mrs. Black, he leaves another daughter, Mrs. Mark Ashworth, and several grandchildren.

 

FORMER ULLIN MAN DIES AT HOME IN FLINT, MICH.

             Raymond M. Easter, who was born near Ullin, died at his home in Flint, Mich., Tuesday, March 6.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 7, at Flint, the Rev. Ralph Didier officiating.  Interment was made in the Gracelawn Cemetery in the north part of the city.

             Mr. Easter was married to Miss Irene Cameron, of Belknap, April 15, 1911, who survives him.  He is also survived by seven children:  Mrs. Eunice Diedrick, of Ullin, Mrs. Evelyn Mills, and Mrs. Bernice Carpenter, of Flint, Eleanor May, Paul Willard and Robert, of Ullin, and two grandchildren, Douglas Diedrick and Beverly June Mills.

             (Mark Easter married Martha J. Posey on 27 Jul 1879, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in Gracelawn Cemetery in Flint, Mich., reads:  Raymond Easter Oct. 6, 1890 March 6, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. H. G. HOGENDOBLER DIES AT HOME NEAR VILLA RIDGE

             Mrs. H. G. Hogendobler, age 73 years, died at her home in Villa Ridge, Illinois, Tuesday evening.  

She was born in Donnelsville, Ohio, coming to Illinois when quite young, and for 60 years she has resided near Villa Ridge.

             Surviving Mrs. Hogendobler are three sons, Charles and Clyde, of Villa Ridge, George, of Everett, Wash.; five daughters, Mrs. Ray Merrill, of Elmhurst, Illinois, Mrs. H. H. Martin, of Manistique, Mich., Mrs. L. R. Davis, of Christopher, Illinois, Mrs. William Bride, of Villa Ridge and Miss Alice Hogendobler, teacher in the Cairo public schools.  She is also survived by two granddaughters, Melba and Maurince Merrill, of Elmhurst, Illinois; and one brother, George Miller, of Kankakee.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence with the Rev. Ellsworth Lyons, pastor of the Union Church at Villa Ridge officiating.  Interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery, G. A. James directing the funeral.

             (H. G. Hogendobler married Lizzie E. Miller on 25 Dec 1879, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  According to her death certificate, Sarah Elizabeth Hogendobler was born 31 Oct 1860, in Donnelsville, Ohio, died 13 Mar 1934, in Road District 2, Pulaski Co., Ill., wife of H. G. Hogendobler, and was buried in Thistlewood Cemetery.  Her marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds reads:  Sarah E. Hogendobler 1860-1934 Horace G. Hogendobler 1855-1930.—Darrel Dexter)

 

PATIENT CONFINED TO BED 40 YEARS DIES SATURDAY

             Mrs. Reno Brown, 86 years of age, who had been confined to her bed for forty years, passed away at her home on High Street Saturday afternoon.

             Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock conducted by Walter VanMeter, pastor of the Church of God.  Interment was made in the Redden Cemetery near Grange Park.

             Surviving her are three sons, James Modglin, of Unity, Dave and Ell Brown, of Mound City, and a daughter, Mrs. E. J. Anderson, also of Mound City.

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HOWARD F. CRUSE

             Funeral services for Howard F. Cruse, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cruse, who died Thursday morning at 7:45 o’clock were held at his home in Mounds Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Mr. Cruse was only 25 years of age and had been an invalid all his life.

             He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Harold and George Cruse, of Mounds; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Whitaker, of Frinkley, Ark., Mrs. John Britton and Miss Ruth Cruse, of Mounds, besides other relatives.

             The services were conducted at the J. T. Ryan Funeral Home, the Rev. Benninger, of Grand Chain, officiating.  Interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery.

             (His death certificate states that Howard Franklin Cruse was born 2 Jul 1908, in Wolf Lake, Ill., the son of W. C. Cruse and Mary E. Kinder, natives of Wolf Lake, Ill., died 8 Mar 1934, in Mounds, Ill., and was buried in Spencer Heights Cemetery at Mounds.—Darrel Dexter)

 

OBITUARY

             Mrs. America Fleming died at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. A. Young, of Mounds, Friday night.  Mrs. Fleming was indeed a good woman.  From a little girl until death, never was there a blemish against her character.  She was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Fulkerson, of Mounds, and was born at Eddyville, Illinois, August 7, 1871.  Her husband, James Fleming, and two sons, Roscoe and William, preceded her in death.  She leaves three sons, Ralph and Roy, of Vienna, and Claud, of Mounds; a daughter, Miss Margaret Fleming, of Vienna; and a little granddaughter, Nedra; an aged mother, four sisters, Mrs. Charles Copeland, Mrs. Oren Crawford, Mrs. E. A. Young and Miss Martha Fulkerson, of Mounds; a brother, O. S. Fulkerson, of East St. Louis; several nephews and nieces and a host of friends.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the M. E. church in Vienna.  Mr. Wistman, an International Bible student of East St. Louis, officiated.

             The pallbearers were her nephews, James Young and Richard Copeland, of Mounds, and the Fleming brothers, of Marion. James Ryan directed the funeral.

             (William J. Fleming married America Fulkerson on 31 Oct 1897, in Pope Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that America Fleming was born 7 Aug 1872, in Eddyville, Ill., the daughter of Richard and Mary Fulkerson, died 9 Mar 1934, in Mounds, Ill., wife of James Fleming, and was buried in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.  Her grave marker reads:  America Fleming 1872-1934 Mother.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral of Jerome Ferguson, which was held at the home of his son, Otho Ferguson, Monday afternoon were Mrs. ___ Wilmore and Mr. and Mrs. ___ Ferguson, of Paducah Ky.; ___ Vicy Terrell, Mr. and Mrs. ___n Roach, and Mrs. and Mrs. ___ Gohlson, of Barlow, Ky., and ____s Stafford, of Kevil, Ky.

 

SISTER OF W. N. MOYERS DIES AT MORRISON, IOWA

             W. N. Moyers received a message Sunday stating his sister, Mrs. Belle Buzington, passed away at her home in Morrison, Iowa, on Friday, March 9, following an illness of several days duration.

             Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 11, with interment in the Morrison cemetery.

 

MRS. MINNIE CASPER DIES AT HOME IN DONGOLA

             Mrs. Minnie Casper, age 48, wife of Otto Casper, died at the home near Dongola Friday morning following an attack of the measles.

             Surviving Mrs. Casper are her husband, Otto Casper; and the following children:  Claud, Alfonzo, Murvin, Hazel, and Mrs. Irene McIntosh, all of near Dongola.  Also the following brothers and sisters:  Dan Hoffner, Lon Hoffner, and Mrs. Elsie Garrett, all of near Dongola, Bryan Hoffner, Kankakee, Illinois, and Mrs. Archie Miller, of Ullin.

             Funeral services were held at her home at residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by the Rev. Arbie Capron, of Pulaski.  Interment was made in the Friendship Cemetery by E. J. Ford, funeral director.

             (The death certificate states that Minnie Elizabeth Casper was born 13 Feb 1886, in Dongola, Ill., the daughter of Adam Hoffner and Mary Jane Dillow, natives of Illinois, died 9 Mar 1934, in Road District 3, Union Co., Ill., wife of Otto Casper, and was buried in Friendship Cemetery near Dongola.  Her marker reads:  Minnie Casper 1886-1934 Otto Casper 1884-1960.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Those from Mounds attending the funeral of Mrs. Fleming were Mr. and Mrs. George Sitter, Mrs. R. W. Wiedemann, Mrs. Clem Spencer, Mrs. Luther Hodge, and Mrs. Spencer Titus.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Barger, of Paducah, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Fulkerson, and daughters, Mrs. Louis Carlton and Mrs. Henry Weinberg were called to Mounds Saturday by the death of Mrs. Fleming.  

(Mounds)

 

Several from here (Beech Grove) attended the funeral of Mrs. Nora Lentz at Elco last Friday morning and burial at Mt. Pisgah.

 

Mrs. Harry Deidrick and son were called to Flint Mich., last week on account of the death of her father, Ray Easter.  (Ullin)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 23 Mar 1934:

Clarence McCommons received word Monday night that his aunt, Mrs. Eli Mowery, is seriously ill.  (Cache Chapel)

 

FRANKLIN R. BROWN DIES AT HOME NEAR PULASKI

             Franklin Rowley Brown, age 49 years, died at his home near Pulaski Saturday night, following an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Brown had been in failing health for some time and his death was not unexpected, yet it has brought much sorrow in the community in which he had lived his entire life.  He was a well-known farmer of Pulaski County and was a member of the Christian Church.  He was formerly a member of the M. W. A. and the I. O. O. F. lodges.

             Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Christian church of Pulaski, the Rev. Mr. Holloman officiating.  Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery, George C. Crain directing the funeral.

             Surviving Mr. Brown are his widow, Mrs. Ora D. Brown; three sons, Rowley and Berry Joe, of Pulaski, and Arden, of Olmstead, another son, Hendry, having died a few years ago.  He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Norma Lingle, of St. Louis and Mrs. Edna Brewer of Tamaroa, Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. B. I. Moore, of Osceola, Ark., and Mrs. Nellie Riggers, of Monmouth, Illinois.

             The casket bearers were Joe Wallace, Tom Sitter, Will Aldrich, W. E. Parker, Ernest Palmer and Arthur Palmer.

             (His death certificate states that Franklin Rowley Brown, farmer, was born 30 Jul 1884, in Pulaski, Ill., the son of Charles Henry Brown, a native of New York, and Mary Rowley, a native of Indiana, died 17 Mar 1934, in Road District 2, Pulaski Co., Ill., the husband of Ora D. Brown, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Pulaski.  His marker there reads:  Franklin R. Brown July 30, 1884 Mar. 17, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FORMER GRAND CHAIN MAN DIES AT HOME IN CAIRO

             Willis Gaunt was found dead in bed Wednesday morning at his home in Cairo.  Mr. Gaunt had not been ill and his death was unexpected.

             Mr. Gaunt is survived by his former wife, Mrs. L. A. Gaunt, and a son, Franklin Denny, of St. Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Plottner and Mrs. Ralph Brundrett, both of St. Louis; a brother, Thomas Gaunt, of Bloomington, Texas; and a sister, Mrs. George Hackett of Metropolis, Illinois.  He was an uncle of Mrs. H. L. Settlemoir, of Mound City.

             Mr. Gaunt was formerly of Grand Chain, but had resided in Cairo for a number of years.

             Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Berbling Funeral Home and interment was made in the cemetery at Mounds.  His sister and brother were unable to attend the funeral.

             (Willis Gaunt, 28, born in New Grand Chain, Ill., son of Richard M. Gaunt and Miss Youngblood, married on 16 Jan 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Lucy Davidge, 22, born in Olmsted, Ill., daughter of James Davidge and Miss Boren.  His death certificate states that Willis Gaunt, carpenter, of the rear of 2001 Poplar, Cairo, Ill., was born 21 Sep 1869, in Grand Chain, Ill., the son of Richard and Lucy Gaunt, died 21 Mar 1934, in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill., divorced, and was buried in Thistlewood Cemetery at Mounds, Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MISS MEREDITH JENKINS DIED AT HOME IN GOREVILLE

             Miss Meredith Violet Jenkins passed away March 18 at four o’clock p.m. at her home in Goreville, Illinois.  She was 26 years, 9 months and 20 days of age.

             Surviving her are her father, W. C. Jenkins; and four brothers, Lowell, Bertis, Leo and Rolla, all of Goreville.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20, at 2:30 o’clock at the Friendship Church, Rev. Clay Brahms officiating.  Interment was made in the Friendship Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

             (Her death certificate states that Meredith Violet Jenkins, hospital attendant, was born 27 May 1907, in Goreville, Johnson Co., Ill., the daughter of Wyatt Jenkins, a native of Goreville, Johnson Co., Ill., and Minnie Toler, a native of Union Co., Ill., died 19 Mar 1934, in Goreville, Johnson Co., Ill., and was buried in Friendship Cemetery at Goreville, Johnson Co., Ill.  Her marker there reads:  Daughter Meredith Jenkins 1907-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOY KILLED

             Eugene Lirely, 17, Cobden High School boy, was killed Tuesday while he was riding with Charles Broadway.  The car hit a concrete abutment and Lirely suffered a broken neck.  Both lads had been practicing high jumping.  Broadway volunteered to take Lirely home, rounded the curve at the Bonita Circle just north of Cobden, and started to drive around a wrecker when a southbound car approached.  

He swung to the right and off the pavement, when the culvert loomed up and he cut back, hitting the truck in the side and bounding back and hitting the culvert.  The wrecker was turned over and the approaching car narrowly missed the wreck.

             (His marker in Cobden Cemetery reads:  Son Friederick Eugene Lirely Nov. 6, 1916 Mar. 20, 1934 C. H. S. ’34.—Darrel Dexter)

 

GEORGE EMIL KLUGE DIES AT HOME NEAR VILLA RIDGE

             George Emil Kluge, age 83 years, passed away at St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo Monday morning at 12:15 o’clock.  Mr. Kluge resided opposite the Grange Park and had lived there for many years.  Mr. Kluge was kicked by a horse some time ago and about a week ago was removed to St. Mary’s Infirmary, blood poisoning having started.

             Mr. Kluge is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Robert Swoboda, of Cairo, and Mrs. Robert Endicott, of Villa Ridge; several grandchildren and many other relatives.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the family residence at 2 o’clock, the Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Cairo officiating.

             The casket bearers were Henry Hogendobler, Orvel Endicott, Everett Hayden, Clarence Koonce, Louis Hogendobler, and Edward Koonce.  G. A. James of Mound City directed the funeral.

             (His death certificate states that George Emil Kluge, farmer, was born 6 Apr 1851, in Germany, died 19 Mar 1934, in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill., husband of Cristine Kluge, and was buried in Villa Ridge, Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker in Cairo City Cemetery in Villa Ridge, Ill., reads:  George E. Kluge 1852-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. LENTZ DIES IN ELCO, ILLINOIS

             Mrs. Iva Nora Standard Lentz, 65, mother of Loren Lentz and Mrs. Jennie Walton, of Ullin, died at her home in Elco, Illinois, following an attack of pneumonia, March 7.

             Funeral services were held Friday, March 9 at the Elco Methodist Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Elmer Smith, officiating.  Interment was made in Mt. Pisgah cemetery near Wetaug, W. J. Rhymer of Ullin directing the funeral.

             Mrs. Lentz was born in Jonesboro, Illinois March 3, 1865.  She is survived by four children, Mrs. Leola Emery, of Alto Pass, Illinois, Loren Lentz, of Ullin, Mrs. Mavel Jordan, of Elco, and Mrs. Jennie Walton, of Ullin.  She was the youngest of four children and spent her girlhood in Jonesboro.  She was a charter member of Beech Grove M. E. Church near Ullin.  Since the death of her husband, which occurred nine years ago, she has made her home with her daughter in Elco.

             (Her death certificate states that Iva Nora Lentz was born 3 Mar 1869, in Jonesboro, Ill., the daughter of Fields Standard and Mary A. Spann, a native of Georgia, died 7 Mar 1934, in Elco, Alexander Co., Ill., and was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery at Wetaug, Ill.  Her marker there reads:  Ulysses C. Lentz Dec. 14, 1868 Nov. 5, 1925 Iva Nora Lentz March 3, 1869 March 7, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FORMER MOUNDS MAN DIES IN ST. LOUIS

             Walker Lewis, former resident of Mounds, where he was connected for a number of years with the C. I. P. S. Co., died at the home of his sister, Miss Grace Lewis, in St. Louis Sunday evening.  The body was brought to Mounds Tuesday evening arriving on No. 1 at six o’clock and was taken to the funeral home of J. T. Ryan.

             Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. W. L. Hanbaum, of Jerseyville, Illinois, officiating.  Rev. Hanbaum was former pastor of the First Methodist Church at Mound City.  He was assisted by the Rev. Earl Philips, pastor of the churches at Mounds and Mound City.

             Surviving Mr. Lewis are his widow, three daughters, Mrs. J. B. Rose, Miss Regina Lewis, who is attending the U. of I. in Urbana, and Miss Lelia Lewis, all of Mounds; two sisters, Miss Grace Lewis, of St. Louis and Mrs. Ruby Adams, also of St. Louis; and two brothers, Dwight Lewis, of Villa Ridge and Ralph Lewis, of St. Louis.

             Casket bearers were E. S. Rushing, Claude Winter, C. A. Ragsdale, Ralph Mattheis, Elmer Stephens, W. M. Tobin, Herschal Eichhorn and Floyd Pike.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 23 Mar 1934:

Niece of W. L. Toler Dies at Home near Goreville

             Meredith V. Jenkins, daughter of Wyatt C. and Minnie Toler Jenkins, died Monday, March 19, at the family home near Goreville, Illinois, after an illness of two years.  Miss Jenkins was the niece of W. L. Toler of this city.

             She was born in Johnson County May 27, 1907, and had reached the age of 26 years, 9 months and 20 days.

             Surviving her are her father, four brothers, Burtis, Lowell, Robert Leo and Rolla; besides many other relatives and friends.  She was the third of three generations to die in the same house and the same room, the first, her grandmother, Mary Goddard Toler, who died October 8, 1908; the second, her mother, who died November 12, 1933.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Friendship Church, the Rev. Clay Brahma officiating.  Interment was made in Friendship Cemetery directed by the Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak.

 

George Emil Kluge

             George Emil Kluge, age 83, of near Villa Ridge, died at St. Mary’s Hospital Monday morning at 12:15 o’clock where he had been a patient for the past week.

             Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Robert Endicott of Villa Ridge and Mrs. Robert Swoboda of Cairo; a niece, Mrs. L. B. Armstrong; and two nephews, H. J. and Otto Pletscher, all of Mounds, besides other relatives.’

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family residence, the Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Cairo Lutheran Church, officiating.  Burial was in Villa Ridge Cemetery with G. A. James directing.

 

BABY WEIGHING 1 ¼ POUNDS BURIED SUNDAY

             SCOTSBORO—Funeral services were held Sunday for Lulu Mae McLain, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McLain of this place, who was born March 6 and weighed but one and one fourth pounds.

             The little girl, which occupied a crib the size of a shoe box, was the ninth child born to Mr. and Mrs. McLain.

 

COLORED MINISTER NEAR OLIVE BRANCH HAS 103rd BIRTHDAY

             OLIVE BRANCH—Wednesday at his home near Olive Branch, Rev. Nathan London, a retired colored Baptist preacher, celebrated his 103rd birthday.  The aged minister was born in Tennessee in 1831, but has lived in Alexander County for 55 years.

             His descendants and friends to the number of sixty gathered yesterday at his home for a birthday dinner.  Some came from as far as Chicago for this most unusual celebration.

             (His death certificate states that Nathan London, retired pensioner, was born 14 Mar 1830, died 8 Jul 1939, in Road District 7, Sandusky, Alexander Co., Ill., and was buried in Mound City cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Frank F. Schoembs

             Frank F. Schoembs of Cairo, father of Edgar Schoembs of Villa Ridge, died Friday afternoon, March 16, shortly after he had been taken to his home from St. Mary’s Hospital here he had been for observation and treatment.

             Mr. Schoembs had been an official for the Woodward Hardware Company for many years.

             He is survived by his widow, two sons, Frank F. Schoembs of Cleveland, Ohio, and Edgar Schoembs of Villa Ridge; a daughter, Miss Emma Schoembs of Cairo; and two granddaughters.

             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Karcher Brothers Funeral Home, the Rev. C. Dunlap, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Cairo, officiating.  Interment was made in Villa Ridge cemetery.

 

Obituary of Mrs. Iva Nora Lentz

             Iva Nora Standard Lentz was born to Mary and Fields Standard, March 3, 1869, at Jonesboro, Ill., and died at the home of her daughter, Mabel Jordan, of Elco, March 7, at the age of 75 years and 4 days.  She was united in marriage to Cicero Lentz July 31, 1892, who preceded her in death Nov. 6, 1926.  To this union were born five children, four of whom still survive, Leola Emory of Alto Pass, Loren Lentz of Ullin, Mabel Jordan of Elco, and Jennie Walton of Ullin,.  She also leaves one sister, Lottie Leming of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.  She made her home with her daughter, Mabel Jordan.

             She was a charter member of the Beech Grove M. E. Church, and lived true and faithful to Christ until death.  She was patient and kind through all her suffering.  She won the love and respect of all with whom she came in contact.  A loved one has gone from among us, but her memory lingers with us.

             Funeral services were held at the Elco M. E. Church March 9, at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Rev. Elmer Smith, pastor.  The body was then laid to rest in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  W. J. Rhymer of Ullin was the undertaker in charge.—Contributed

 

Former Mounds Resident Dies Sunday in St. Louis

             Walker T. Lewis, for many years a resident of this city, died Sunday evening, March 18, at the Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, following a lingering illness.

             Mr. Lewis was born February 24, 1878 at Villa Ridge.  He was the son of the late Samuel and Sarah Walker Lewis.

             Long an employee of the Central Illinois Public Service Company, he filled the office of local superintendent for a number of years.  He was transferred to Anna January 1, 1930, and made a group superintendent.  In October 1932 he was transferred to Metropolis where he served in the same capacity.  He was sent from Metropolis to Bluford December 1, 1932.  While there he was taken seriously ill and in February 1933 he was removed to a St. Louis hospital where on March 2 he submitted to a surgical operation.  He never fully recovered his health and for some time had been at the home of his sister, Miss Green Lewis, in St. Louis, where he received medical treatment.  Only a few days before his death he was taken to the hospital.

             Mr. Lewis was prominent in the community and at one time was a member of the board of education of Mounds Township High School.

             He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edith Corzine Lewis; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Rose, Lelia Lewis and Regina Lewis, children of a former wife; two sisters, Miss Grace Lewis and Mrs. S. P. Adams, both of St. Louis; two brothers, Dwight B. Lewis and Ralph C. Lewis also of St. Louis; and a granddaughter, Patty Rose.

             The body was brought to Mounds Tuesday evening and taken to the Ryan Funeral Home, where it lay in state until 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon  At that hour funeral services were held at the First M. E. Church of Mounds, Rev. W. L. Sanburn, of Jerseyville officiating.  He was assisted by Rev. E. C. Phillips, of the Mounds M. E. Church.  A quartette of singers and Laurence Shadrick, soloist, all from the Anna M. E. church choir, rendered the music.  Interment was made in Villa Ridge cemetery with E. S. Rushing, Claude Winter of Cairo, C. A. Ragsdale, of Bluford, Ralph Matt__ and Elmer Stephens of Anna, W. L. Tobin, Lloyd Pike and Herschel Eichhorn serving as casket bearers, all former fellow employees of the same company with the exception of the last named.

             Among those from a distance attending the funeral were Mrs. S. P. Adams, Miss Grace Lewis, and Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Lewis of St. Louis, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Johnson of Carbondale, Miss Ethyl Corzine of St. Louis, Lloyd Corzine of Centralia, and Miss Nona Douglass of Anna.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 30 Mar 1934:

             Mrs. Maggie Thorn passed away at her home in Belknap, Illinois, Tuesday morning at 4:00 a.m. at the age of 80 years and 2 days after an illness of about four years.

             Surviving her are her husband, two sons, C. O. and R. O. Thorn, both of Belknap; four daughters, Rose Wilkins of Belknap, Flora Woods, Ullin, Lula Chum of Johnston City, and Verna Wood of Belknap.

             Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. John McCluskey officiating.  Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

             (Andrew W. Thorn married M. L. Johnson, on 3 Apr 1899, in Johnson Co., Ill.  According to her death certificate, Margie Louisa Thorn was born 25 Mar 1874, in New Burnside, Johnson Co., Ill., the daughter of Ho___ Y. Johnson and Rae Beard, a native of Tennessee, and died 27 Mar 1934, in Belknap, Johnson Co., Ill., wife of Andrew Thorn, and was buried in Masonic Cemetery in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Leonard VanderLinden of the Mounds CC camp has returned from Aurora, where he was called by the death of his sister.

             (This may be Carrie W. Van Klaveren, who was born 7 Jul 1898, in Granville, Iowa, the daughter of Garrett Vanderlinden and Gerty Bruinsina, natives of Iowa, died 22 Mar 1934, in Aurora, Kane Co., Ill., the wife of Theo M. Van Klaveren and was buried in Lincoln Highway Cemetery, Oswight, Kendall Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

HERRIN MAN FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME

             HERRIN—Andrew Petcavage, aged about 55, was found dead at his home in Herrin Wednesday morning.  He lived alone in the house, thus the exact hour of his death is not known.  A coroner’s inquest is scheduled to be held.

             Petacavage recently has had several serious attacks and his friends believe death was due to epilepsy.

             Mr. Petcavage had lived in Herrin for many years and had worked in the mines.

             (His death certificate states that Andrew Petcavage, coal miner, was born 15 Mar 1877, in Lithuania, died 14 Mar 1934, at 804 S. 16th, Herrin, Williamson Co., Ill., husband of Agnes Petcavage, and was buried in St. Carlo Cemetery in Herrin, Williamson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Harry Martin has returned to her home in Maniatique, Mich., having been called here by the serious illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Hogendobler.

 

COBDEN YOUTH DIES IN AUTO ACCIDENT

             COBDEN—Eugene Lirely, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Lirely of Cobden, was killed in an auto accident Tuesday night.  The 17-year-old youth’s neck was broken when a car in which he was riding driven by Charles “Buddy” Broadway of Cobden crashed into a bridge abutment on the way from the school to Lirely’s home.

             Funeral services took place at the Cobden high school auditorium Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. W. W. Hunsaker officiating.  Burial was in Cobden cemetery.

 

NOT SO POOR

             PANA—When Samuel R. Wallace, Civil War veteran, died at Herrick, he was presumed to be without funds as his only known income was a small pension for years, but in a pocket of his trousers was found $291 and in an old trunk was $4,200 in cash, mostly currency, and it was learned that he had postal savings bringing the total to more than $5,000.  Wallace, for the past ten years, had lived at private boarding house in Pana.

             (Samuel R. Wallace, of Springfield, Ill., 19, 5’7”, with dark hair, gray eyes, and light complexion, harness maker, native of Sangamon Co., Ill., enlisted 15 May 1864, as a private for 100 days in Co. A., 133rd Illinois Infantry, and was mustered out 24 Sep 1864, in Springfield, Ill. His death certificate states that S. R. Wallace, harness maker, was born 21 Apr 1845, in Springfield, Ill., died 18 Feb 1934, in Herrick, Shelby Co., Ill., divorced, and was buried in Mound Cemetery in Pana, Christian Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

WOMAN DISCOVERED IN SHALLOW GRAVE

             DU QUOIN—The body of Mrs. Letha Greathouse, divorced wife of Earl Greathouse, was discovered in a shallow grave a short distance northwest of Du Quoin, Wednesday morning by a man who was exercising hunting dogs in the vicinity.

             The body was covered with only about six inches of dirt and both feet and one shoulder protruded above the ground.  The dogs, belonging to Sam Vitale, who was exercising them, discovered the crude grave.  The actions of his dogs attracted Vitale’s attention to the spot, and he reported the matter to the DuQuoin police, and Coroner Frank J. Schlep___.

             (Her death certificate states that Letha Elizabeth Greathouse was born 3 Jul 1896, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Frank W. Warner, a native of Indiana, and Margaret Rudloff, a native of Illinois, died 16 Jan 1934, in DuQuoin, Perry Co., Ill., divorced wife of Earl Greathouse, and was buried in Miller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville, Perry Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 30 Mar 1934:

M. M. HARTMAN’S FATHER PASSES AWAY AT FREEEBURG

             Mahlon Rothomol Hartman, father of M. M. Hartman, of Mounds, passed away at his home near Freeburg, Illinois, at 8 o’clock Thursday morning.  Mr. Hartman who was born in Reading, Pa., was 84 years of age and came from one of the oldest families in Pennsylvania, having settled there more than 200 years ago.  He was a prominent farmer of Freeburg.

             Mr. Hartman is survived by his widow, who is in very bad health, three other sons besides Mr. Hartman and several grandchildren.  He was one of 15 children and an aged sister of Reading, Pa., survives from this large family.

             Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon and Mrs. and Mrs. Hartman and son, Miles, left Thursday to attend the funeral.

             (Mahlon Hartman married Mary Rumer on 6 Oct 1881, in St. Clair Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that Mahlon Hartman, farmer, was born 13 Jul 1852, in Pennsylvania, the son of Valentine Hartman and Hannah Rothermol, natives of Pennsylvania, died 28 Mar 1934, in Freeburg, St. Clair Co., Ill., husband of Mary Hartman, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Freeburg Township, St. Clair Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MOTHER OF MRS. FLORA WOODS OF ULLIN DIES

             Mrs. Margie Thorn, age 60 years, passed away at her home in Belknap, Illinois, Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock following an illness of about four years.

             Surviving her are her husband, A. W. Thorn; two sons, C. O. and R. O. Thorn, both of Belknap; Mrs. Woods, of Ullin, Mrs. Rosa Wilkins, and Mrs. Verna Woods, of Belknap and Mrs. Lula Chunn, of Johnston City.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Pentecostal church at Belknap the Rev. John McCluskey officiating.  Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

 

MOTHER OF ALVA SMITH DIES AT HOME IN ODIN

             Mrs. Julia Smith, wife of Alonzo Smith, age about 72, died at her home in Odin, Illinois, at 1 o’clock Wednesday morning following a brief illness.  She is the mother of Alva Smith, of this city, and Mrs. Smith left Wednesday for Odin to attend his mother’s funeral.

             Besides her son in this city she is survived by one other son and four daughters.

             (Her death certificate states that Julia Elizabeth Smith, of Odin, Marion Co., Ill., was born 1 Mar 1862, in Washington Co., Ill., the daughter of Enoch Armstrong, a native of Kentucky, and Rachel Willard, a native of Jefferson Co., Ill., died 28 Mar 1934, in Centralia, Marion Co., Ill., wife of Alonzo N. Smith, and was buried in Grandpoint Cemetery, Irvington Township, Washington Co., Ill.  Her marker there reads:  Julia E. Smith 1862-1934 Alonzo M. Smith 1853-1938.—Darrel Dexter)

            

BROTHER OF MOUND CITY WOMAN DIES IN SEATTLE

             Robert M. Walker, age 61 years, brother of Mrs. Fredonia Hughes, of this city, died at the Maynord Hospital in Seattle, Wash., Saturday, March 17, following a short illness.

             Mrs. Hughes did not know of the illness of her brother until she received the notice of his death.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, March 21, at 2:30 o’clock after which the body was cremated.  Mr. Walker leaves no close relatives with the exception of his sister, Mrs. Hughes, in Mound City.

             (His death certificate states that Robert M. Walker, 61, son of J. J. Walker and Miss Olmstead, died 17 Mar 1934, in Seattle, King Co., Wash.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Word was received Wednesday morning by Harvey Mowerys that Mrs. Eli Mowery passed away this morning.  (Cache Chapel)

             (Addie C. Peeler, 17, married on 14 Oct 1877, at the house of Jesse Peeler in Union Co., Ill., Wesley Dillow, 23.  Mrs. Addie Dillow married on 26 Dec 1923, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Eli Mowery, the son of David Mowery and Elizabeth Dillow.  According to her death certificate, Addie Cordelia Mowery was born 20 Oct 1859, in Dongola, Ill., the daughter of Jesse Peeler and Mary Emeline Miller, natives of North Carolina, died 28 Mar 1934, in Dongola, Ill., the wife of Eli Mowery, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery near Mill Creek.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 6 Apr 1934:

SARAH BIGGS DIES AT HOME OF SON IN MOUNDS

             Mrs. Sarah Biggs, age 61 years, died at the home of her son, Earl ____ in Mounds Tuesday evening at __ o’clock.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence of her son with the Rev. __agsdale, pastor of the church ___ officiating.  Burial was in Spencer Heights, J. T. Ryan directing the funeral.

             Surviving Mrs. Biggs are two sons, __wing, whom she made her home ___ _arry Biggs, who resides in ____ Miss.  She is also survived by ___ grandchildren.

             (Sherman Biggs, 24, of Grand Chain, Ill., born in Warnersburg, Ind., son of Charles Biggs and Mary Peterson, married on 7 Jan 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Sarah Johnson, of Grand Chain, born in Missouri, daughter of Birchfield Johnson and Elizabeth Allen.  Her death certificate states that Sarah Biggs was born about 1873, the daughter of B. F. Johnson and Elizabeth Allen, and died 3 Apr 1934, in Mounds, Pulaski Co., Ill., the daughter of Charles Biggs.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MISS MINNIE LEWIS DIES AT HOME NEAR AMERICA

             Miss Minnie Lewis died at her home near America Wednesday night at 9:30 o’clock following a lingering illness of cancer.  She was born August 24, 1883, in the place where she has always resided.

She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church of this city.  She had many close friends in the community who are deeply grieved to learn of her death.

             Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence conducted by Rev. Joel Burgess, pastor of the Christian Church in Carbondale.  Rev. Burgess will be assisted by Rev. Earl Phillips, pastor of the M. E. Church at Mound City.  Interment will be in Thistlewood Cemetery by G. A. James, funeral director.

             Miss Lewis is survived by her aged mother, three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Martin and Mrs. E. F. Unger, of near America, and Mrs. Bert Helwig, of Chicago; one brother, George Lewis, of near America; three nieces Mrs. Sam Matson, of Mound City, Mrs. Nina Pearl Biggerstaff, of America and Mrs. Andy Anderson, of Chicago; two nephews, Louis Unger, of America, and Warren Locke, of Chicago.

             Casket bearers will be C. F. Bode, Otto Betts, Harry Perks, Walter Schnaare, William Mason and Loren Boyd.

             (Elisha R. Lewis married Alice Beaver on 29 Apr 1870, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  William Wallace Lock, 25, of Lake Village, Ind., born in Owen Co., Ky., son of Richard G. Lock and Mary P. Wilhoite, married on 23 Dec 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Mary Alice Lewis, 17, born in America, Ill., daughter of Elisha R. Lewis and Alice May Beaver.  Her death certificate states that Minnie Lewis was born about 1885, died 4 Apr 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the daughter of Elisha Lewis and Alice Beaver.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FORMER MOUND CITY GIRL LOSES DAUGHTER IN TEXAS

             Mona Vail, ten-year-old daughter of Mrs. Vail Fall, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away recently of scarlet fever.  Announcement of the death was received by the child’s uncle, Roy Connell, of Mounds.  Her mother was formerly Miss Mona Connell, of Mound City, when her father, J. F. Connell, was editor of the Pulaski Enterprise.  Her father, Mr. Fall, was employed with the Enterprise when her parents were married.

             Mrs. Fall’s mother, Mrs. Mary Dishinger, was with her when her daughter passed away. Besides her mother, grandmother and uncle of Mounds, she leaves another uncle, Irvin Connell, of Mounds.

             (According to her death certificate, Mona Vaill Fall, of 1110 Main St., San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, was born 19 Aug 1923, in Houston, Texas, daughter of Mona Connell Fall, a native of Illinois, died 10 Mar 1934, of scarlet fever, and was buried in Nacagdoches, Texas.—Darrel Dexter)

 

INFANT SON OF MR. AND MRS. BRACK HINCHEY DIED MONDAY

             Samuel Edwin Hinchey, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Brack Hinchey, passed away at his home in East Prairie, Mo., at the age of one week.  The baby had not been in good health since birth.  Mr. and Mrs. S. I. Dunn, of this city, were called to East Prairie, Monday afternoon on account of the death.  Mrs. Hinchey was, before her marriage, Miss Eugenia Dunn, of this city.  Mr. and Mrs. Hinchey have many friends in this city who deeply sympathize with them in their time of trouble.

             (His marker in Dogwood Cemetery in Mississippi Co., Mo., reads:  Samuel Edwin Hinchey March 28, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. LOTTIE MARIE SMOOT OF VILLA RIDGE DIED MONDAY

             Mrs. Lottie Marie Smoot, wife of Russell Smoot, age 29 years, passed away at her home in Villa Ridge Monday morning at 3:15 o’clock following an illness of more than a year.  She was suffering from diabetes and other complications.

             For a number of years Mrs. Smoot was a teacher in the Mound City schools and was greatly loved by her pupils and everyone who knew her.  She always had a kind word and smile for everyone whom she met, and she will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends both in Mound City and Villa Ridge, her home.  On account of the illness which resulted in her death, she was forced to ask for a leave of absence from the Lowell School in Mound City for two months thinking that at the end of that time she would be able to resume her duties.  But at the end of the two months, she had not improved any and asked for a longer leave of absence.  She had hopes of regaining her health in time to resume her teaching next fall.  She had not resigned her position as the school board did not want to receive her resignation, and they, like Mrs. Smoot, had hopes of her returning to her work in the near future.  Before her marriage she was Miss Lottie Marie Lewis.

             Left to mourn Mrs. Smoot’s death are her husband, her mother, Mrs. Sam Lewis; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Harris, of DuQuoin, Illinois; and two brothers, Filbert Lewis, of Jackson, Tenn., and Sam Lewis, of Belvidere, N.J.; besides a host of very dear friends.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the residence at 2 o’clock, the Rev. E. O. Allen, pastor of the Congregational Church in Johnston City, Illinois, officiating.  Interment was made in the Villa Ridge cemetery, the Berbling Funeral Service directing the funeral.

             At the grave the final rites of the Auxiliary of the Winifred Fairfax Warder Post of the American Legion was conducted by the members of the order of which Mrs. Smoot was a member and the first death since its organization.

             The casket bearers, all members of the Legion, were Irvin Rushing, Ray Mahoney, Roy Wanura, Earl Lackey, Henry Wilson, and Marshall Penn.

             (According to her death certificate, Lottie Marie Smoot was born about 1905, daughter of Sam O. Lewis and Ola Pollis, died 2 Apr 1934, in Villa Ridge, Ill., husband of Russel Smoot.  Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery in Villa Ridge reads:  Lotta M. Lewis Smoot 1904-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Ray Trotter and father, Andrew Chitty, of Flint, Michigan, were called here (Ullin) Wednesday on account of the death of the former’s grandmother, Mrs. Mary White.  Mrs. Trotter will be remembered as Miss Norma White, who formerly lived here (Ullin).

             (C. C. White married Mary Coyle (Lentz?) on 5 Mar 1880, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  According to the death certificate, Mary Ann White was born 5 Oct 1862, in North Carolina, died 26 Mar 1934, in Ullin, Ill., and was buried in New Hope Cemetery.  Her marker in New Hope Cemetery near Ullin, Ill., reads:  Mary Ann White Oct. 5, 1862 March 26, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mr. and Mrs. Mack Pamplin arrived here (Ullin) Thursday from Newark, N.J., to attend the funeral of the latter’s mother, Mrs. Mary White, which was held Friday afternoon.  Mrs. Pamplin is the former Miss Frances White.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Artie Lentz and children, of Cypress; Mrs. Clanahan and daughters, LaVerne, Pauline and DeLois, of Pulaski; and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wallace, of Pulaski attended the funeral of a relative, Mrs. Mary White, Friday.  (Ullin)

 

MRS. ANNA MAY LITAKER DIES AT HOME IN CYPRESS

             Mrs. Annie May Litaker passed away at 12:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at her home in Cypress.  She was 54 years, 11 months and sixteen days of age.  She had only been ill about two weeks.

Surviving her are four brothers, Harry E. Carlock, of Anna; W. F. Carlock, of Metropolis, Charles Carlock, of Carbondale, and Elmer Carlock, of Murphysboro.  One sister, Mrs. Lora Basden, of Granite City, Illinois; six children, Homer Davis, of Cypress, Willie, of St. Louis, Ray Adams, Murphysboro, Otis Adams, Madison, Mo., Mrs. Nora Turner, of East Alton, Illinois, and Andy Adams, of Cypress.  Her husband, Henry Litaker, preceded her in death about six months ago.

             Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Baptist church in Cypress, of which she was a member.  The Rev. A. M. Troutman officiated.  Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Services of Karnak conducted the funeral.

             (Her marker in Cypress Masonic Cemetery reads:  Anna May Litaker Mother 1873-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 6 Apr 1934:

Mrs. R. E. Smoot Dies Following Long Illness

             Mrs. Russell E. Smoot, 29, died at her home in Villa Ridge at 3:15 o’clock Monday morning, April 2, following an illness of almost a year.  A teacher in the Mound City schools, she had been forced to resign last year when illness prevented her from going on with the work in which she so delighted.

             Lottie Marie Lewis Smoot was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lewis.  She is survived by her husband, her mother, one sister, Mrs. Margaret Harris of DuQuoin; and two brothers, Gilbert Lewis of Jackson, Tenn., and Sam Lewis of Belvidere, N.J.  Her father and a sister, Mildred, preceded her in death a number of years ago.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family residence, the Rev. E. O. Allen, pastor of the Methodist Church of Johnston City and a former pastor of the Villa Ridge Community Church, officiating.

             Interment was made in the Villa Ridge cemetery, with the final rites conducted by the members of the Auxiliary of the Winifred Fairfax Warder Post of the American Legion.  Mrs. Smoot is the first member to die since the organization of this unit.

             Evan S. Rushing, Ray Mahoney, Roy Wanura, Earl Lackey, Henry Wilson and Marshall Penn, all members of the Legion, were casket bearers.

 

Mrs. Bertha Cowan

             Mrs. Bertha M. Cowan died at her home in Mounds Friday, March 30.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Assembly of God Church, Miss Opal Shaffer conducting.  Casket bearers were Steven Smith, Cecil Leek, Will Leek, Van Knight, A. Lewis and Clyde Parker.

             (Her death certificate states that Bertha A. Cowan was born 2 May 1915, in Arlington, Ky., the daughter of John Crawford, died 30 Mar 1934, in Mounds, Pulaski Co., Ill., the wife of R. O. Cowan, and was buried in Spencer Heights Cemetery in Mounds, Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Prominent Cairo Woman Dies

             Mrs. Edmond S. Dewey, age 67, prominent in church and club work, died Saturday morning, March 31, at her home in Cairo.  About two months ago she slipped and fell on the ice and had since been confined to her bed.

             Surviving Mrs. Dewey are the following stepchildren; Judge William S. Dewey, George F. Dewey, Miss Jennie Dewey and John M. Dewey, all of Cairo.

             (According to her death certificate, Mary L. Dewey was born about 1860, the daughter of F. W. Lytle and Florida Route, died 31 Mar 1934, in Cairo, Ill., the widow of E. S. Dewey. Her marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge reads:  Edmund S Dewey Born Nov. 10, 1836 Died Nov. 23, 1906 Mary A. Dewey Born Sept. 22, 1859 Died Mar. 31, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Annie May Litaker

             Mrs. Annie May Litaker passed away at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at her home in Cypress, Illinois, at the age of 54 years, 11 months and 16 days. Her illness was of short duration, about two weeks.

             Surviving her are four brothers, Harry E. Carlock, Anna, W. F. Carlock, Metropolis, Charles Carlock, Carbondale, and Elmer Carlock of Murphysboro; one sister, Lora Basden, Granite City; six children, Homer Davis, Cypress, Willie of St. Louis, Ray Adams, Murphysboro, Otis Adams, Madison, Mo., Nora Turner, East Alton, and Audy Adams of Cypress.

             Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Baptist Church, Cypress, of which she was a member, Rev. A. M. Troutman, officiating.  The pall bearers and flower bearers were members of the Baptist aid.  Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery, directed by the Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak.

 

Mrs. Verda Wood

             Mrs. Vera Wood, 38, colored, died Thursday, March 29, after having been confined to her bed for years.  She was the granddaughter of Mrs. Melinda Tuggle and a niece of Mrs. Kate Blue.  She also leaves other relatives to mourn her passing.

             Funeral services were held Sunday, the Rev. DeArmond officiating.  Burial was in Villa Ridge cemetery, C. S. Donaldson directing.

 

Mrs. Sarah Biggs Dies at Home of Son

             Mrs. Sarah Biggs, age 61 years, died Tuesday evening, April 3, at 6:50 o’clock at the home of her son, Earl.  She had made her home in Mounds for a number of years.

             Surviving are two sons, Earl of Mounds and Harry of Shaw, Miss., who had been called here on account of his mother’s illness.  She also leaves four grandchildren.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence, the Rev. C. Ragsdale, pastor of the Church of God, officiating.  Interment was made in Spencer Heights Cemetery, J. T. Ryan directing.

 

Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Hartman and son, Miles, were called to Freeburg by the sudden death of Mr. Hartman’s father, M. R. Hartman, which occurred Thursday morning of last week.

 

CARD OF THANKS

             We wish to express our thanks to our many friends for their kindness shown during the sickness and after the death of our mother, Mrs. Sarah Biggs.

Earl Biggs and family

Harry Biggs and family

 

CARD OF THANKS

             We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and after the death of our loved one, Verda Wood.  Especially do we wish to thank the ___, the choir, those who sent flowers and those who offered the use of their cars.  Your sympathy and kindness will long be remembered.

Kate Blue

William Blue

Fannie Griffin

Melinda Tuggle

 

Father of M. M. Hartman Dies

             Mahlon Rothmol Hartman, father of M. M. Hartman, died suddenly March 29, of heart disease, at his home in Freeburg, Illinois.  Mr. Hartman, whose age was 84, was born in Reading, Pa., his family having settled in that state more than 200 years ago, the first of the line coming over to this county with William Penn.

             Surviving are his widow, four sons, M. M. Hartman of Mounds, David Hartman of Freeburg; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

             Funeral services were held in Freeburg Saturday.  Those attending from here were Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Hartman, son Miles; Mr. and Mrs. E. G Britton, Mr. and Mrs. B. I. Britton and Herbert Melton.

 

Mrs. Mary Ann White of Ullin, Dies at 71

             Funeral services were held Friday, March 30, for Mrs. Mary Ann White, 71, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Cline, in Ullin, the preceding Monday.  Rev. Elmer Smith, pastor of the M. E. church officiated.  Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.

             Mrs. White was born in North Carolina October 5, 1862.  She was united in marriage to C. C. White of Wetaug, March 5, 1880.  Three sons and three daughters were born of this marriage.  Her husband and two sons, Arthur and Albert, preceded her in death.  Surviving are John W. White of Ullin, Mrs. Maud Schultz of Olmstead, Mrs. Anna Cline of Ullin, and Mrs. Frances Pamplin of Newark, N. J.; also eight grandchildren and one great-grandfather.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 13 Apr 1934:

Mrs. Ivan Smith

             Mrs. Rhoda Anglin Smith, age 20 years, died in the Herrin Hospital Wednesday morning at 1:30 o’clock.

             Before her marriage two years ago to Ivan Smith she was night telephone operator for the Illinois Bell at Mounds and had many friends who will mourn her passing.

             Surviving her are her husband and a week-old baby son, Ivan Ray; her parents, Mr. and Mrs.  Warren Anglin of Mounds; two sisters, Misses Hazel and Imodean at home; an uncle, Robert Anglin of Mounds; and other relatives.

             Funeral services were held at Anna Thursday afternoon with burial in Casper Cemetery nearby.

             Among those from here attending the funeral were Mrs. E. W. Wiedemann, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Drodge, Misses Pearl Smith and Loudean Ohmart.

 

Miss Minnie Lewis Dies at Home near America

             Miss Minnie Lewis, age 49 years, died at her home near America Wednesday night, April 4, at 9:30 o’clock.  She spent her entire life at the place where she died and had endeared herself to the many friends in this community.  She was affiliated with the Congregational Church of Mound City and so long as her health permitted attended the services regularly.

             Besides her mother, she leaves three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Martin of America, Mrs. E. F. Unger of America and Mrs. Bert Helwig of Chicago; one brother, George Lewis of America; besides many other relatives and friends.

             Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon by her former pastor, Rev. S. J. Burgess of Carbondale, assisted by Rev. Earl C. Phillips, pastor of the M. E. churches at Mounds and Mound City, after which interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery at Mounds.  Many friends accompanied the remains to the cemetery and the floral offerings were beautiful.  Music for the funeral was furnished by the choir of the Congregational Church of Mound City.

             The casket bearers were Carl Bode, Otto Betts, Harry Perks, Walter Schnaare, William Mason and Loren Boyd.  The funeral director was G. A. James.

 

William David Brown

             William David Brown, of Belknap, age 76, died Wednesday afternoon, April 4, at his home.

             Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Martha Brown; ten children, Sanders, D. G., and Alice Fisher of West Sunbury, Penn., Annie Woodward of Chicago Heights, T. B. Brown, S. F. Brown and Carrie Hodge of Belknap, Lillian Toler of Anna, May Green of Johnston City, and Carl Brown of Bowling Green, Ky.

             He was a member of the M. W. A. Lodge and of the Christian Church at Belknap.  He served as marshal of Belknap about ten years.  His last work was farming, but he had spent several years in the employ of the railroad.

             Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Belknap Christian Church, the Rev. Frederick H. Olert, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Paducah, Ky., officiating.  Joseph Crawford assisted in the funeral rites at the grave in Bridges Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

 

William Corzine

             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church, Cypress, Ill., for William Corzine, who passed away at his home Saturday.

             Surviving him are his widow, Miriam Corzine; two daughters, Cora of Cypress and Flora of St. Louis; four sons, Hal and Cletis of Cypress and Roscoe and Ellis of Mermet.

             He was a member of the Baptist Church.

             Rev. A. M. Troutman of Cypress officiated at the funeral services.  Interment was made in the West Eden Cemetery with the Wilson Funeral Services of Karnak directing.

 

Mrs. Ada Ann Astin

             Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Ada Ann Astin, who died at her home in Karnak Saturday, April 7, at about 3:30 p.m.  She was 54 years of age.

             Surviving her are her husband, William Astin; three sons, Claud, Roland and Edgar all of Karnak.

             Funeral services were held at the Baptist church of which she was a member.  Rev. J. Whitnel Hogg of Karnak officiating.  Interment was made in the Salem Cemetery with the Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak conducting the funeral.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 13 Apr 1934:

WILLIAM CORZINE DIES AT HOME IN CYPRESS

             William Corzine passed away at his home in Cypress, Illinois, Saturday, April 7, and funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church at Cypress.

             He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Miriam Corzine; two daughters, Cora, of Cypress, and Flora, of St. Louis; and four sons, Hal and Cletis, of Cypress, and Roscoe and Ellis, of Mermet.  He was a member of the Baptist church at Cypress.

             Rev. A. M. Troutman of Cypress officiated at the services and interment was made in the West Eden Cemetery by the Wilson Funeral Services of Karnak.

             (William Corzine married Jemimah T. Keith (Keistler?) on 19 Jan 1890, in Johnson Co., Ill.  His marker in West Eden Cemetery reads:  William E. Corzine Mar. 15, 1860 Apr 7, 1934 Mimey T. Corzine Mar. 27, 1870 July 2, 1948 Thy good and faithful servants.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. RHODA SMITH PASSED AWAY TUESDAY EVENING

             Death came as quite a shock to relatives and friends of Mrs. Ivan Smith, formerly of Mounds, when the announcement was made that she passed away in the Herrin hospital about 12:30 o’clock Tuesday night.  Mrs. Smith was taken to the hospital last Saturday following the birth of a son at her home in Carterville on East Grand Avenue on Tuesday.

             Rhoda Anglin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Anglin, of Mounds, was born at Elmo, Mo., June 16, 1913, and was 20 years, 9 months and 15 days old.  She was formerly a telephone operator at the Mounds exchange and since her coming here following her marriage to Ivan Smith, had made many friends who are grieved over her passing.  She was of a very pleasing disposition and was loved by all.

She is survived by her young husband, her infant son, Ivan Ray, parents of Mounds, and two sisters, Miss Hazel Anglin, a relief operator at the Mounds telephone office, and Imo Ludene, age 6.

             Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Carterville and interment was at Jonesboro.

             (According to her death certificate, Pansy Rhoda Smith, of 328 E. Grand Ave., Carterville, Ill., was born 16 Jun 1913, in Illmo, Mo., the daughter of Warren Anglin, a native of Pulaski Co., Ill., and Cora Nance, a native of Laflin, Mo., died 11 Apr 1934, in Herrin, Williamson Co., Ill., wife of Charles Ivan Smith, and was buried in Casper Cemetery.  Her marker in Casper Cemetery near Anna reads:  Pansy Rhoda Anglin Smith Mother 1913-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. ADA ANN ASTIN

             Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Ada Ann Astin, who died at her home in Karnak Saturday about 3:30 o’clock p.m.  Mrs. Astin was 54 years of age.  Surviving her are her husband, William Astin; three sons, Claud, Rolland and Edgar, all of Karnak.  The services were held at the Baptist church of which she was a member, the Rev. J. Whitnel Hogg, of Karnak officiating.  Interment was made in the Salem Cemetery, the Wilson Funeral Service directing the funeral.

             (Her death certificate states that Ada Ann Astin was born about 1878, daughter of Silas and Mary Reed, died 7 Apr 1934, in Karnak, Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

WILLIAM DAVID BROWN DIES AT BELKNAP

             William David Brown, age 76 years, died at his home in Belknap Wednesday afternoon, April 4.

Funeral services were held in the Christian church at Belknap Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Frederick H. Olert, of Paducah, Ky., officiating.  Mr. Brown was a member of the M. W. of A. Lodge and also a member of the Christian Church.  For about ten years he was marshal of Belknap.  His later years were spent in farming, but prior to that time he spent several years in railroad employment.

             Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Martha Brown; ten children, ____ and D. G. Brown and Mrs. Alice Fisher, of West SanBury, Pa., Mrs. Annie Woodward, of Chicago Heights, T. B. Brown, S. F. Brown and Mrs. Carrie Hodge, of Belknap, Illinois, Mrs. Lillian Toler, of Anna, Mrs. May Green, of Johnston City, and Carl Brown, of Bowling Green, Ky.  The Wilson Funeral Service directed the funeral.

             (His death certificate states that William David Brown was born about 1858, the son of William Sanders Brown, died 4 Apr 1934, in Belknap, Johnson Co., Ill., husband of Martha Brown.  His marker in Bridges Cemetery reads William D. Brown 1858-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS MINNIE LEWIS

             Funeral services for Miss Minnie Lewis, age 51 years, who died at her home near America, Wednesday night, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence, with the Rev. S. J. Burgess, pastor of the Christian Church at Carbondale, officiating.  Rev. Burgess was assisted by Rev. Earl Phillips, pastor of the M. E. Church at Mound City.  Interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery, G. A. James directing the funeral.

             Casket bearers were C. F. Bode, Otto Betts, Harry Perks, Walter Schnaare, William Mason and Loren Boyd.  The services were attended by many sorrowing friends and the floral offerings were abundant and beautiful.  The music was furnished by the choir of the Pilgrim Congregational Church of Mound City.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 20 Apr 1934:

GRANDMOTHER OF PARKER BOYS DIES AT KEVIL

             Mrs. James Freeman, grandmother of Carlos and Albert Parker, died at her home in Kevil, Ky., Saturday, April 14.  Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Parker and son, James, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Parker attended the funeral Sunday.

             (This may refer to Celia Francis Freeman, whose death certificate states she was born 21 Mar 1859, in Tennessee, daughter of Nulum? Roark and Miss Fishburn, natives of Tennessee, died 15 Apr 1934, in Kevil, Ky., of artero sclerosis, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Kevil, Ky.  Her marker there reads:  Father James E. Freeman Feb. 12, 1854 July 19, 1938 Mother Celia F. Freeman Mar. 21, 1859 Apr. 15, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

JOHN F. HIGHLAND DIES AT HOSPITAL IN ANNA

             John F. Highland, of Dongola, died at the Hale-Willard Hospital at Anna, Illinois, Wednesday afternoon following the amputation of his left leg caused by gangrene.  Mr. Highland was 78 years of age.

             Funeral services were held at his late residence near Dongola Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. H. W. Karraker and interment was made in the Mission Chapel Cemetery.  E. J. Ford directed the funeral.

             Surviving Mr. Highland are his widow, Mary E. Highland and the following children, Mrs. Lela Aden and Mrs. Mabel McCommons, of Dongola, Dennis Highland, of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Maude Simpson, of Braidwood, Illinois.

             (John F. Highlands, 24, born in Western Saratoga, Ill., born in Richland Co., Ohio, son of John Highlands and Miss Libirger, married on 7 Sep 1879, in Union Co., Ill., Eliza A. Winger, 19, born in Union Co., Ill., parents unknown.  John F. Highlands, 35, born in Ohio, son of John Highlands and Mary A. Leyberger, married 2nd on 28 May 1891, at W. H. Kerr’s in Union Co., Ill., Mollie E. Bradley, 24, born in Tennessee, daughter of Moses Bradley and Cally Goodrum.  The death certificate states that John F. Highland was born about 1857, the son of John and Mary Highland, died 11 Apr 1934, in Anna, Ill.  His marker in Mission Chapel Cemetery near Dongola reads:  Mother Mary Elizabeth Highland Nov. 18, 1866 May 17, 1961 Father John Freeman Highland Aug. 4, 1856 Apr. 11, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

BARNEY BIERBAUM DIES AT HIS HOME THURSDAY NIGHT

             Barney Bierbaum, age 70 years, 9 months, and 16 days, passed away at his home in the Concord neighborhood Thursday night at 11:30 o’clock following an illness of one week.  Mr. Bierbaum was born in Germany and came to this country at the age of 17 years and made St. Louis his home for several years later coming to the neighborhood in which he died.  He lived in the Concord neighborhood for more than 39 years.

             Mr. Bierbaum was a prominent farmer of Pulaski County and he had many friends in the community where he had lived so long.  His wife preceded him in death in 1925 and a daughter died in 1918.

             Left to mourn his passing are three daughters, Mrs. Anna Morehouse, Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Bertha C. Klein, St. Louis, Mo., and Miss Amelia C. Bierbaum; and one son, Joseph Bierbaum, both of Olmstead.

             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Center Church by Rev. H. L. McGill, of Anna, Illinois, and interment was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery at Mounds, G. A. James directing the funeral.

             Casket bearers were W. A. Richter, W. L. Richey, B. B. Caudle, H. D. Hileman, James Bagby, and Loy Bagby.

             (His death certificate states that Barney Bierbaum was born about 1864 and died 12 Apr 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., husband of Josephine Bierbaum.  His marker in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Mounds reads:  Barney Bierbaum 1863-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

BROTHER OF PULASKI MAN DIES AT HOME IN OLIVE BRANCH

             John Robert Baine, age 48 years, brother of Thomas Baine, of Pulaski, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sam Glaab, near Olive Branch, early Friday morning.

             Surviving him are his widow, and six children, Mrs. Glaab, of Olive Branch; his brother, Thomas Baine, of Pulaski; and two sisters, Mrs. A. G. Miller, and Mrs. J. A. VonNida, both of Cairo.

             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Shiloh Church followed by interment in Shiloh Cemetery.  The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock and will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Vick, pastor of the Baptist church at Tamms.

             (His death certificate states that John Robert Baine was born about 1886, son of Thomas Baine and Sarah Polk, died 13 Apr 1934, in Alexander Co., Ill.  His marker in New Shiloh Cemetery reads:  May C. Baine July 22, 1894 May 6, 1957 John R. Baine Feb. 22, 1886 April 13, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. MARY B. RICHARDS DIES AT HOME NEAR ULLIN

             Mrs. Mary Bessie Richards, age 44 years, wife of Joe Richards, died at her home near Ullin Sunday evening following an illness of several months.  Mrs. Richards had a most beautiful disposition and everyone who knew her loved her.  She was a member of the Christian Church of Pulaski.

             Surviving Mrs. Richards are her husband, a step-daughter, Opal Richards; three brothers, Harry, William and Rollie Thurston, of Pulaski; three sisters, Mrs. Della Palmer, Mrs. Nannie Troester, and Mrs. Tressie Burd, all of Pulaski, besides sixteen nieces and nephews and other relatives.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Christian Church in Pulaski with the Rev. Mr. Holloman officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery by George C. Crain, funeral director.

Casket bearers were Arthur Palmer, Joe Wallace, Carrol Davis, H. Reeves, and Arthur Reeves.

             (The death certificate states that Mary Bessie Richards was born 3 Feb 1890, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the daughter of Jacob I. Thurston, a native of Illinois, and Minnie Steers, a native of Grand Chain, Ill., died 15 Apr 1934, in Alexander Co., Ill., wife of Joe Richards, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Ervin family attended Mrs. Frona Myles’ funeral last week.  (Perks)

             (William J. Miles, 40, farmer at Mt. Pleasant, born in Union Co., Ill., son of John Miles and Martha Evans, married 2nd on 20 Dec 1900, in Jonesboro, Union Co., Ill., Sophronia “Phronia” Woodard, 28, born in Union Co., Ill., daughter of James W. Woodard and Minerva Boswell.  According to the death certificate, Sophronia Miles  was born about 1873, the daughter of Wesley Woodard and Minerva Boswell, died 12 Apr 1934, in Union Co., Ill., the wife of Jasper Miles.  Her marker in McGinnis Cemetery near Mt. Pleasant, Ill., reads:  Fronia B. Miles Mother 1872-1934 W. Jasper Miles Father 1859-1924.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 20 Apr 1934:

Mrs. Rhoda Anglin Smith

             Double funeral services were held for Mrs. Rhoda Anglin Smith, who passed away at the Herrin hospital at 12:32 a.m. Wednesday, April 11.  The first service was conducted at the family residence on East Grand Avenue, Carterville, Ill., Thursday, April 12, at one p.m.  The second service was held the same afternoon at Casper Church near Anna, Ill., with the Rev. Alfred VanHoose of Harrisburg conducting.  Interment was made at the Casper Cemetery.

             Rhoda Anglin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Anglin, was born in Illmo, Mo., June 16, 1913.  When a small child she moved with her parents to Pulaski, Ill.  She made many friends in Pulaski, and there she completed the grade school, work.  She then moved with her parents to Mounds, Ill., where she was employed as a telephone operator.  She was married to Ivan Smith on November 26, 1932, at Mounds.  One child, Ivan Ray, who was born to them only eight days before the death of his mother.

             Besides her husband and baby son, Mrs. Smith is survived by her parents and two sisters, Hazel and Imoludene, all of Mounds, also by many other relatives and a host of friends.

             Her age at death was 29 years, 9 months and 25 days.

             Undertaker Hill of Carterville directed the funeral.

 

Mrs. Joseph Richards Dies near Ullin

Mrs. Mary Bessie (Thurston) Richards died Sunday evening April 15, at her home near Ullin at the age of 44 years.  She had been ill for a number of months.

             She is survived by her husband, Joseph Richards; a stepdaughter, Opal Richards; three brothers, Harry, William and Rollie Thurston; three sisters, Mrs. Della Palmer, Mrs. Nannie Troester, and Mrs. Tressie Burd, all of Pulaski, and many other relatives less near.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Pulaski Christian church of which she was a member.  The Rev. Mr. Holloman officiated with George Crain directing the funeral.  Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.

 

Barney Bierbaum

             Barney Bierbaum, a prominent farmer of Concord neighborhood, died Thursday night, April 12, at 11:30 o’clock following a week’s illness.  His age was 70 years.

             He was born in Germany and came to America at the age of 17, settling first at St. Louis, Mo., and later coming to Pulaski County on the farm where he lived for 40 years and where his death occurred.

             Surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. Ina Morehouse of Minneapolis, Mrs. Bertha C. Klein of St. Louis, and Miss Amelia Bierbaum of Olmstead; one son, Joseph C. Bierbaum of Olmsted, and other relatives both here and in Germany.  Mrs. Bierbaum passed away in 1925 and a daughter in 1918.

             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock at Center Church with the Rev. H. L. McGill of Anna officiating.  Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mounds, under the direction of G. A. James.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 27 Apr 1934:

Mrs. L. H. Halstenberg and daughter, Anna Louise, were called to Hoyleton Sunday by the sudden death of her mother, Mrs. Anna Heidkamp, which occurred Saturday night.  On Saturday, Mrs. Halstenberg received a letter from her mother.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Miss Edna Halstenberg, teacher at Lufkin School, and Mrs. R. W. Wiedemann attending.

 

DIED OF LOCKJAW

             HERRIN—James Hadfield, 26, Carterville, died at the Herrin hospital about noon Monday of lock jaw.

             He was admitted to the hospital Monday morning and was suffering from lockjaw when he was admitted.  It is reported that he suffered an injury which looked like a gunshot wound several days ago but told relatives he could not remember how it happened.  He leaves his widow and to children.

             (Joseph Hadfield married Elizabeth Connor on 24 Nov 1892, in Williamson Co., Ill.  According to his death certificate, Jimmie Don Hadfield, mercantile salesman, was born 30 Jan 1907, in Carterville, Ill., the son of Joseph Hadfield, a native of Lancanshire, England, and Elizabeth Conner, a native of Illinois, died 16 Apr 1934, in Herrin, Williamson Co., Ill., the son of Helen Hadfield, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville, Ill.  His marker there reads:  Jimmie Don Jan. 30, 1907 Apr. 16, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Senator Borah’s Cousin Dies

             Funeral services were held at Fairfield, Illinois, April 22, for the Rev. John W. Borah, 91 years old retired Presbyterian minister and first cousin of Senator William E. Borah of Idaho.  The Rev. Borah, who was widely known in Southern Illinois, died April 19.  He was a Civil War veteran.

             (John W. Borah, of Mt. Erie, Wayne Co., Ill., 19, 5’ 7 ½”, with sandy hair, light complexion and grey eyes, farmer, native of Wayne Co., Ill., enlisted as a private in Co. K, 87th Illinois Infantry, on 15 Aug 1862, in Wayne Co., Ill., promoted to corporal and transferred to Co. D on 1 Oct 1862.  He was mustered out 16 Jun 1865, in Helena, Ark.  His death certificate states that John W. Borah, minister, was born 28 Nov 1842, in Jasper Township, Wayne Co., Ill., the son of Jacob B. Borah, a native of Wayne Co., Ill., and Emma J. Wilson, a native of Virginia, died 19 Apr 1934, in Fairfield, Wayne Co., Ill., widower of Miriam Borah, and was buried in Toms Prairie Cemetery, Jasper Township, Wayne Co., Ill.  His marker in South Toms Prairie Cemetery in Wayne Co., Ill., reads:  Miriam F. Borah Dec. 19, 1847 Mar. 17, 1932 Rev. John W. Borah Nov. 28, 1842 Apr. 19, 1934 Co. B 87th Ill. Inf.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 4 May 1934:

____ ARNOLD DIES AT OLMSTEAD

             ___Arnold, wife of Joe Arnold, died Wednesday ____ at St. Mary’s Hospital of pneumonia.  Funeral services were Saturday afternoon at Olmstead M. E. Church conducted by Rev. M. E. ___ assisted by Rev. F. M. ____.  Berbling Funeral Home of Cairo will direct the funeral.

             ___ lie in state at home ____ ___er, Mrs. Claud Al____.

             (A death certificate states that Florence Mary Arnold was born 1 May 1864, in Decatur, Ill., the daughter of Charles Kraatz, a native of Berlin, Germany, and Nancy Scott, a native of Pope Co., Ill., died 2 May 1934, in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill., wife of Joe Arnold, and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery at Olmsted.  Her marker in the Masonic Cemetery at Olmsted reads:  Flora Arnold 1864-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

JOHN BROOKS DIES AT HOME IN MOUND CITY

             John Brooks, age 70 years, died at four o’clock Saturday morning following an illness of but a few days.  Mr. Brooks suffered a paralytic stroke on Wednesday and on Thursday afternoon he regained semi-consciousness, but on Friday night he became much worse and passed away Saturday morning.

             Mr. Brooks is survived by his widow, three sons, Gus, Frank and John, all of Mound City, and four grandchildren.

             Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence the Rev. Earl Phillips officiating.  The choir of the First M. E. Church sang two hymns.  Interment was made in Spencer Heights Cemetery, Ellenwood and Cummings directing the funeral.

             Casket bearers were George R. Martin, George Gunn, Arthur Cheek, Ben Blankinship, Robert Hurst, Sr., and Oscar Atherton.

             (According to his death certificate, John Brooks was born about 1864, the son of Gus Brooks and Mary Henderson, died 28 Apr 1934, in Mound City, Ill., husband of Ellen Brooks.—Darrel Dexter)

            

BROTHER OF MOUND CITY MAN DIES IN CAIRO

             Henry T. Galbraith, age 75 years, brother of Robert Gailbraith, of this city, died at his home 606 Thirty-fourth Street, Monday afternoon at 3:40 o’clock following an illness of about five months.

             Mrs. Gailbraith is survived by four daughters, Mrs. A. F. Koehne, of Chicago; Mrs. D. J. Carson, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. C. L. Buchanan, of Webster Grove, Mo.; Mrs. Roy K. Summerwill, of Cairo; a son, M.F. Gailbraith, of Cairo; four brothers, Logue, Milas, and Tom Galbraith, of Cairo, and Robert, of Mound City; three sisters, Mrs. Malissa Clancy, of Ullin; Mrs. Lizzie Lampley, of Villa Ridge, and Mrs. Elzora Neistrath, of Long Beach, Calif., besides four grandchildren, and other relatives.

             The body was taken to Karcher Brothers Funeral Home from which the funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. J. Turner Hood, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Cairo, officiating.  Interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds.

             Casket bearers were Andrew Serbian, Mr. Webb, Neil Edwards, Murray Faith, Ed Dunn, Louis Johnson and Gale Hibbs, all of Cairo.

             (H. T. Galbreth married Mrs. Hannah Bee Gooch on 28 Apr 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  William H. Gooch married Hannah B. Slaten on 26 Jan 1875, in Saline Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that Henry T. Galbraith, of 608 34th St., was born 7 Feb 1859, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., the son of Milas Galbraith, a native of Tennessee, and Mahulda Ellis, a native of Wayne Co., Ill., died 30 Apr 1934, in Cairo, Ill., the husband of Hannah B. Galbraith, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds, Ill.  His marker in Beech Grove Cemetery at Mounds reads:  Henry T. Galbraith 1859-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FUNERAL AT CACHE CHAPEL

             The little three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Darnell, of Mascoutah, passed away there and was buried in Cache Chapel Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

             Little Mary Alice leaves to cherish the sweet memories of her short stay, but sad departure, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Darnell, and four brothers, William, Jack, Jimmy and Richard.

             Mr. and Mrs. Darnell will be well remembered as they formerly lived at Cache Chapel.  Mr. Darnell was born and reared in that community where they have a host of friends and relatives.

             (The death certificate states that Mary Alice Darnell was born about 1934, the daughter of W. E. Darnell and Jessie C. Bracken, died 27 Apr 1934, in Engelman, St. Clair Co., Ill.  Her marker in Cache Chapel Cemetery near Ullin, Ill., reads:  Mary Alice Darnell Jan. 16, 1934 Died April 27, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

IMON BANKSON’S AUNT DIES AT HOME IN JOPPA

             Imon Bankson received a message Wednesday stating that his aunt, Mrs. Sarah Priddy Cratsinger, had passed away on Wednesday morning at her home in Joppa.  Deceased was 90 years of age.  She had been a former resident of Pulaski.

             Funeral services will be held this afternoon at her home in Joppa and Mr. and Mrs. Bankson and daughter, Mrs. Charles Moore, will attend the funeral.  Mrs. Cratzinger was the daughter of James Snell, grandfather of Mr. Bankson.

             (John B. Priddy married Sarah B. Snell on 11 Jun 1874, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Sarrah Beth Cratsinger was born 25 Jul 1849, in Knoxville, Tenn., the daughter of James Snell, a native of North Carolina, and Lizzie Bettis, a native of Tennessee, died 2 May 1934, in Joppa, Massac Co., Ill., the wife of George Cratsinger, and was buried in Liberty Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Little Mary Alice, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Darnell, was buried here Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.  Mr. and Mrs. Darnell have a host of friends and relatives who wish to extend their heartfelt sympathy. (Cache Chapel)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 4 May 1934:

Retired Methodist Minister Dies at Anna

             Rev. John J. Shaddrick, 63, retired Methodist minister of the Southern Illinois Conference, died recently in Anna.  He had been ill for a number of years.

             He had served pastorates at Mt. Vernon, Belleville, Mt. Carmel, Bridgeport and Ashley, retiring from the work while at Ashley about five years ago on account of illness.

             Surviving are his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Doris Brubaker, of Lawrenceville; and two sons, John M. of San Diego, Calif., and Lawrence of Anna; also a sister, Mrs. J. C. DeWitt of Anna.

             (John D. Shaddrick married Mamie Spurr on 20 Sep 1893, in St. Clair Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that John D. Shaddrick, minister, was born 22 Dec 1871, in Dongola, Ill., the son of John Shaddrick, a native of Virginia, and Julia Peele, a native of Illinois, died 29 Apr 1934, in Union Co., Ill., the husband of Mamie A. Shaddrick, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His marker there reads:  John D. Shaddrick 1870-1934 Mamie A. Shaddrick 1873-1942.—Darrel Dexter)

 

H. T. Galbraith of Cairo Dies

             H. T. Galbraith of Cairo, brother of Robert F. Galbraith of Mound City, died Monday afternoon at 5:40 o’clock following an illness of several months.

             Surviving Mr. Galbraith, besides his brother, R. F., are four daughters, Mrs. A. F. Koehne of Chicago, Mrs. D. J. Carson of Los Angeles, Mrs. C. L. Buchanan of Webster Groves, Missouri, and Mrs. Roy K. Summerwell of Cairo; a son of M. F. Galbraith of Cairo; Logue, Milas and Tom Galbraith, brothers of Cairo; three sisters, Mrs. Malissa Clancy of Ullin, Mrs. Lizzie Lampley of Villa Ridge and Mrs. Elzora Neistrath of Long Beach, Calif., also four grandchildren and other relatives.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. J. Turner Hood officiating.  Burial was in Beech Grove Cemetery, Mounds.

 

I. C. Conductor Loses Life

             William Stearns, 50, Illinois Central railroad conductor, formerly of Carbondale, but more recently of Paducah, Ky., was killed when he fell from a freight train 10 miles east of Benton, Ill.  He is survived by his widow and six children.

 

EX-SERVICEMAN DIES A SUICIDE

             HERRIN—Cecil Throgmorton, 36, who ended his life in an Indianapolis hotel last night, was the son of Alice Throgmorton of Herrin, and the brother of Ralph Throgmorton of Goreville.  He was an ex-serviceman and a former fireman on the Big Four railroad.

             (His draft registration in 1918 states that Cecil Throgmartin, of 716 N. 15th St., Herrin, Ill., was born 12 May 1896, in Wolf Creek, Ill., and was a boiler washer for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad at Herrin, Ill.  An application for a military headstone states that Cecil R. Throgmorton was a private in Co. O, 21 Engineers, and was honorably discharged 8 Aug 1919.  He died 18 Apr 1934, and was buried in Wolf Creek Cemetery, Carterville, Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

UNUSUAL ACCIDENT

             BENTON—Mrs. Susan Estes, 84, of Benton, and Mrs. Florence Jornson, of Mt. Vernon are in a critical condition at the former’s home in Benton, both being injured in a peculiar manner Saturday night, when a boy on a bicycle ran between them as they were walking along the street, knocking both of them unconscious.  In spite of the impact, it is said that the rider never halted and left the scene at high speed.

 

KILLED ON SCHOOL GROUND

             FAIRFIELD—Kenneth Staton, Jr., 6 years old, was killed on the high school ground Saturday, when he was thrown beneath a rear wheel in attempting to jump on a truck.

             (His death certificate states that Kenneth Drexel Staton was born 27 Sep 1927, in Decatur, Ill., the son of Kenneth Staton and Louella Severus, natives of Fairfield, Ill., died 14 Apr 1934, in Fairfield, Wayne Co., Ill., and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield.  His marker there reads:  K. D. Staton 1927-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

POSES AS PAUPER

             MARION—M. G. Simms died in July 1932 and friends and relatives believed him practically penniless.  This week relatives learned he had Liberty bonds valued at $12,000 on deposit in the closed First National Bank and unclipped interest coupons are valued at $3,000.

 

MARY ALICE DARNELL

             Little Mary Alice Darnell, the three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Darnell of Mascoutah, Ill., passed away there and the funeral was held at Cache Chapel Sunday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock.

             Little Mary Alice leaves sweet memories of her short stay to be cherished by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Darnell, and four brothers, William, Jack, Jimmy and Richard.

             Mr. and Mrs. Darnell will be well remembered in this section as Mr. Darnell was born and reared in Cache Chapel community, where they have a host of relatives and friends, who were sorry to hear of their loss.

 

CARD OF THANKS

             We wish to extend our thanks to each and every one who assisted in any way during the death and burial of our little daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Darnell, Mascoutah, Ill.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 11 May 1934:

Dies in Michigan

             Mrs. J. P. Roberts left Saturday for Port Huron, Mich., to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mabel Adams Eisner.  Dean E. Adams of Tamms, a brother of Mrs. Eisner, also attended the funeral.  Mrs. Eisner is the daughter of Mrs. Annie Adams who, with her son and daughter, formerly lived in Mounds.

 

To Mark Grave of Author’s Brother

             Plans for a suitable marker at the grave of Augustus N. Dickens, brother of the noted author, Charles Dickens, were recently initiated by the Illinois Central Service Booster Club of Chicago as a result of an article appearing in the Illinois Central Magazine.  Augustus Dickens was an employee of the Illinois Central in Chicago at the time of his death in 1866.  He is buried in an unmarked grave in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago.

 

Morgan Hargus

             Morgan Hargus, age 87, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clara Davis near Dongola, Wednesday afternoon, May 2nd, following a stoke which occurred on Monday.

             Surviving Mr. Hargus are three children, Mrs. Clara Davis and Mrs. Susie Dillow, both of Dongola and Albert Hargus of Cairo, also eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, with other relatives.  Mr. Hargus was the grandfather of Clarence Hargus of this city.

             Funeral services were held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at the Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church near Wetaug, conducted by Rev. J. A. Hill of Marion.  E. J. Ford was the funeral director in charge.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 11 May 1934:

FUNERAL OF MRS. JOHN W. WALKER HELD AT DONGOLA

             Funeral services for Mrs. John W. Walker, who passed away Friday at her home in Dongola, were held Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the family residence.  Rev. Henry Karraker officiated at the funeral and interment was made in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.

             (Her marker in I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Dongola reads:  Margaret E. Walker Sept. 1, 1878 May 3, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EMILY LUCILLE BROWN

             Funeral services were held for Emily Lucille Brown, age six years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Brown was held Thursday afternoon May 3 at the family residence and interment was made in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Dongola.

             Emily Lucille passed away at the home of her parents near Dongola ___day morning, following a case of the measles.

             ___ her parents, she is survived by the following sisters and brothers, Calvin, David, Wilda, El___, Lorene, Lola and Bertha ___, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Hester and paternal grandfather, Alfred Brown.

             (Her death certificate states that Emily Lucille Brown was born 11 Jun 1928, in Dongola, Ill., the daughter of Everett Brown and Rosa Kesler, natives of Illinois, died 2 May 1934, in Union Co., Ill., and was buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery.  Her marker in I. O. O. F. Cemetery at Dongola reads:  Emily L. Brown June 11, 1928 May 2, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MOUNDS WOMAN’S MOTHER DIES AT HOME IN GOLCONDA

             Miss Mary Frances Baker, of Golconda, mother of Mrs. Clyde Bruce, ___da died Saturday, April 23, at home in Golconda.  Mrs. _____ was 72 years of age and she passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Oly, in Golconda.

             Funeral services were held at Mt. ____ Church, the Rev. Mr. Booten, ____ Rev. Albert Cole, of Harrisburg conducted the services.

             Mrs. Baker is survived by her daughter in Mounds, and three other daughters, Mrs. W. T. Brad____, of Simpson, Illinois; Mrs. Oscar ____ of Golconda; and Mrs. Harlow ____ also of Golconda; five ___ and five sisters, ten grandchildren and many other relatives.

             (A death certificate states that Mary Frances Baker was born about 1862, the daughter of Polly Ann, died 29 Apr 1934, in Pope Co., Ill., wife of Henry Newton Baker.  A marker in Mount Zion Cemetery in Pope Co., Ill., reads:  Father Henry N. Baker Nov. 6, 1864 Feb. 6, 1932 Mother Mary F. his wife Sept. 28, 1863 Apr. 29, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

WILLIAM MOALLANKAMP DIES AT HOME IN MOUND CITY

             William Moallankamp, age 79 years, passed away at his home in this city Saturday morning at 10 o’clock following an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Moallankamp had been at the home of his son, Fred Moallankamp, at Augusta, Mo., when he was taken ill and he had just been home one week when death claimed him.

             He is survived by his widow, Nannie Moallankamp; two sons, Fred, of Augusta, Mo., and Jack Moallankamp, fire chief of Mound City; one sister, Mrs. Clara Carr, of Metropolis; one brother, John Moallankamp, of San Antonio, Tex., besides seven grandchildren and other relatives.

             Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock at the funeral parlors of G. A. James and interment was made in the Metropolis Cemetery.  J. L. Wall, pastor of the First Baptist Church, of this city, officiated.

             (William Moallankamp, of Mound City, Ill., married on 25 Mar 1924, in Charleston, Mississippi Co., Mo., Nannie Graden, of Mound City, Ill.  His death certificate states that William Moallankamp was born 22 May 1855, in Metropolis, Ill., father of Frederick Moallankamp, a native of Germany, died 5 May 1934, in Mound City, Ill., husband of Nannie Moallankamp, and was buried in the German Cemetery at Metropolis, Massac Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FATHER OF MRS. CHARLES BOREN DIED THURSDAY NIGHT

             Hiram M. Harris, age 77 years, died Thursday night, May 3, at his home in this city following an illness of several weeks.

             Surviving Mr. Harris are his widow, Sarah Harris; two sons, N. M. Harris, of Beaumont, Texas, Warder Harris, of Evansville, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Vina Coathan, Tat, W. Va., and Mrs. Charles Boren, of America and several grandchildren.

             The cortege left the G. A. James funeral parlors where the body had remained for Thistlewood Cemetery where services were held at the grave.

             (His death certificate states that Hiram M. Harris was born 9 Feb 1857, in Calhoun Co., W. Va., the son of Jackson Harris, died 3 May 1934, in Mound City, Ill., husband of Sarah A. Harris, and was buried in Thistlewood Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MORGAN HARGUS DIES AT HOME NEAR DONGOLA

             Morgan Hargus, age 87, died at his home on a farm near Dongola, Wednesday afternoon, May 2, following a stroke which occurred on Monday.

             Funeral services were held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at the Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church near Wetaug, conducted by Rev. J. A. Hill, of Marion, Illinois.  Interment was made in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

             Mr. Hargus leaves three children, Mrs. Clara Davis and Mrs. Susie Dillow, both of Dongola, and Albert Hargus, of Cairo, also eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Clarence Hargus, of Mounds, is a grandson of the deceased.

             (Morgan Hargus married Sallie Allbright on 29 Feb 1872, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that Morgan Hargus was born about 1847 in Pulaski Co., Ill., died 2 May 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., husband of Sallie A. Hargus, and was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug, Ill., reads:  Morgan Hargus Died May 2, 1934 Sallie Hargus his wife, 1855-1916.—Darrel Dexter)

 

DROWNED IN EXPERIMENT WITH METAL BOAT HE BUILT

             The Anna Democrat tells the rather sad story of a Paducah youth related to people of Anna, who was drowned while experimenting with a metal boat he had built.  He was Vincent Staudt, 14, and having built a metal boat, decided to try it out on the Ohio.  Warned by an older companion that the river was too rough, he ventured out in his new boat, only to overturn and be carried under while parties remained helpless to lend a hand.  His body was not recovered for some 10 days and burial was last week at Anna.

             (His marker in Casper Cemetery near Anna reads:  John S. Staudt Oct. 17, 1877 Nov 29, 1928 Father Anna S. Staudt Sept. 28, 1878 May 23, 1961 Mother Vincent R. Staudt Sept. 6, 1920 April 19, 1934 Son.  How many hopes lie buried here.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 18 May 1934:

DONGOLA MAN PASSES AWAY

             Morris Kimber, age 70 years, a well-known and highly respected farmer, died at his home near Dongola Sunday afternoon at 3:35 o’clock following an illness of several months.

             Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Edna L. Kimber; three sons, Merrill and Paul of Dongola and Frank of Anna.  He also leaves three grandchildren and one sister, Florence Kimber, of Jonesboro.

             Funeral services were held at the late residence near Dongola at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon conducted by the Rev. C. C. Young.  Interment was made in the Anna cemetery.

             (Morris Kimber married Edna L. Avitt on 13 Oct 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that Morris Kimber was born 20 Jan 1864, near Dongola, Ill., son of Valentine G. Kimber, a native of Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth Davidson, a native of Illinois, died 13 May 1934, in Union Co., Ill., husband of Edna L. Kimber, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  His marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:  Morris Kimber Jan. 20, 1864 May 13, 1934 Edna L. Kimber Oct. 24, 1872 Aug. 8, 1950.—Darrel Dexter)

 

SISTER OF ULLIN MAN PASSES AWAY

             Mrs. Laura Abbott, sister of G. M. Mumford, passed away at a hospital in Red Forks, Okla., with double pneumonia, May 2.  She was born and reared near Olmsted, but has spent most of her married life in Missouri.  Last October her health was poor so they sold out and went to Red Forks, Okla.

             She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Lewis Abbott; and one son, Orval; and one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Worth; and two granddaughters, all of Red Forks; and one brother, G. M. Mumford, of Ullin and three sisters.

             (Luke Abbott married Laura Mumford on 21 Nov 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. MYRTLE K. ADAMS DIES AT HOME NEAR DONGOLA

             Mrs. Myrtle E. Adams, wife of Preller Adams, died at her home on a farm near Dongola Sunday evening about seven o’clock.  Mrs. Adams was 41 years of age.

             Surviving her besides her husband are two brothers, Arthur Wilkinson and H. L. Miller, and other relatives and friends.

             Funeral services were held at the late residence near Dongola Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. Darnell and the Rev. Troutman, of Cypress.  Interment was made in the Mt. Zion near Dongola.

             (J. M. Miller married Amanda J. Wilkinson on 18 Jul 1886, in Johnson Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Myrtle K. Adams was born 28 Nov 1892, in Johnson Co., Ill., daughter of Joe Miller, a native of Tennessee, and Amanda Wilkinson, a native of Illinois, died 13 May 1934, in Union Co., Ill., wife of Preller Adams, and was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery.  Her marker in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dongola reads:  Myrtle Adams 1892-1934 Preller Adams 1889-1949.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FRED PERKINS DIES AT HOME IN MOUNDS

             Fred Perkins, age 51 years, and 10 months, passed away at his home in Mounds Tuesday morning at 4:30 o’clock following an illness of several months.  Mr. Perkins was a brother of Harry Perkins, formerly of Mounds City, but now of East St. Louis.  He had been in the I. C. hospital and had just been home five weeks when death came.  Mr. Perkins was born in Vienna and had lived there all his life until 11 years ago, when he moved to Mounds and was employed with the Illinois Central Railroad Company being a switchman.

             Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Annie Perkins; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Wilma Gadbois; two brothers, Harry, of East St. Louis, and Arthur of Metropolis; one sister, Mrs. Neill Seibert, of E. St. Louis and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Baptist church in Mounds, the Rev. Mr. Crosson, pastor of the Baptist Church in Carrier Mills, formerly pastor of the Mounds church officiating.  Immediately following the services the cortege left for Vienna where interment was made in the Vienna cemetery.  G. A. James directed the funeral.  His brothers and sister attended the funeral.

Casket bearers were Winnie Beck, Marion Shifley, Louie Holstenberg, Howard Thomas, Sam Shifley, Roy Palmer.

             (According to his death certificate, Fred Perkins, railroad switchman, was born 17 Jun 1882, in Vienna, Ill., the son of A. J. Perkins and Sarah Rawls, died 15 May 1934, in Mounds, Ill., husband of Anna Perkins, and was buried in Vienna Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MISS EMMA WILSON DIES AT HOME IN AMERICA

             Miss Emma Wilson, age 77 years, died at her home in America Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, following an illness of several weeks.  Miss Wilson had spent her entire life in the community in which she died.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson and was a member of the Christian Church of America.

             Surviving Miss Wilson are a sister, Mrs. Nora Spielman, with whom she made her home; a niece, Miss Agnes Wilson, of St. Louis; and a nephew, Charles O. Wilson, of Hynes, Calif.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Christian church in America with the Rev. S. J. Burgess, pastor of the Christian Church of Carbondale, officiating.  Interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery by G. A. James, funeral director.

             Casket bearers, all neighbors of Miss Wilson, were Ernest Steers, Oscar Mason, D. Brelsford, S. A. Steers, William Mason, and J. W. Mathis.

             (Otha Allen Spielman, 35, of Gillette, Crook Co., Wyo., horse dealer, born in Washington Co., Md., son of William Henry Spielman and Mary Ann Roeback, married on 11 Dec 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Mary Lenora Wilson, 35, born in America, Ill., daughter of William Richard Wilson and Mary Lenora Cheethom.  Her death certificate states that Emma Wilson was born 2 Sep 1856, in America, Ill., the daughter of William R. Wilson, a native of Illinois, and Mary Cheetham, of Pennsylvania, died 13 May 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., and was buried in Thistlewood Cemetery at Mounds.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 18 May 1934:

Fred Perkins Dies Following Long Illness

             Fred Perkins died Tuesday, May 15, at 4:30 a.m. at his home in this city, following a long illness.  He had lately returned from an Illinois Central Sanitarium in Ottawa.

             Mr. Perkins was born in Vienna, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Perkins.  He moved here from Vienna eleven years ago and has been employed as switchman for the Illinois Central Railroad Company.  His age at death was 51 years, 10 months, and 8 days.

             Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna Perkins; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Wilma Penrod Gadbois; two brothers, Arthur of Metropolis and Harry of East St. Louis; one sister, Mrs. William Seibert of East St. Louis.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Baptist Church, the Rev. H. C. Croslin, of Carrier Mills, a former pastor of the church, officiating.  After the service the funeral cortege left for Vienna where burial was made in the Vienna Cemetery, G. A. James directing.

 

Prominent Vienna Man Dies

             J. W. McCorkle of Vienna, age 73, died Sunday afternoon following a week’s illness of heart trouble.  He had been a lifelong resident of Vienna.  He was a business man and a member of the city council.

             Surviving him are his widow, the former Mrs. Edith Parker of Pulaski; two daughters, a son, two brothers and two sisters.

             (According to his death certificate, Joseph W. McCorkle, merchant, was born 9 Dec 1860, in Vienna, Ill., the son of John R. McCorkle, a native of Vienna, Ill., and Louisa J. Hogg, native of Illinois, died 13 May 1934, in Vienna, Johnson Co., Ill., husband of Edith McCorkle, and was buried in Fraternal Cemetery in District 5, Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Miss Emma Wilson Dies at County Home

             Miss Emma Wilson of America community died Sunday afternoon, May 13, at the age of 77.  She had been ill several weeks.

             Miss Wilson was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson and had lived her entire life in the same community.

             She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Nora Spielman, with whom she made her home; a niece, Mrs. Mary Agnes Wilson of St. Louis; and a nephew, Charles O. Wilson of Hynes, Calif.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Christian church in America of which Miss Wilson was a member.  The Rev. S. J. Burgess of Carbondale officiated.  Burial was in Thistlewood Cemetery, Mounds, G. A. James directing.  Casket bearers were Ernest Steers, D. Brelsford, Oscar Mason, S. A. Steers, William Mason and J. W. Mathis.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 25 May 1934:

Prominent Colored Resident Called by Death

             William Bransford, long a porter in the Illinois Central Railroad in Mounds and a member of the colored male quartette of Pulaski County, was suddenly stricken Sunday while attending a rally at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.  He was taken to his home where he lingered until Monday evening.  He was in his early 50s.

             Surviving him are his widow, Delia McFall Bransford, and a nephew.

             Funeral services were held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon.

             (His 1918 draft registration in Pulaski Co., Ill., states that William Henry Bransford was born 21 Aug 1878, and was a station porter for the I. C. R. R. at Mounds, Ill.  His nearest relative was his wife, Della Bransford.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Oklahoma Man Dies While Visiting in Grand Chain

             W. P. Copeland, 67, of Muskogee, Okla., died suddenly Monday morning at the home of his half-brother, Joe Gaunt of Grand Chain, where he and his wife had been visiting.  He had seemingly been in his usual health Sunday night when the two had packed in preparation for leaving for home the following day.

             Dr. O. T. Hudson, coroner, conducted an inquest which resulted in the verdict of death from valvular heart trouble.

             Mr. Copeland is survived by his widow, Nannie Bartleson Copeland, and one half-brother, Joe Gaunt.  He was born and reared in Grand Chain, but had lived in Oklahoma for a number of years.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Gaunt residence, with the Rev. S. C. Benninger officiating.  Burial was in Villa Ridge cemetery, G. A. James directing.  The floral offerings were many and beautiful and the funeral was largely attended.

 

Thebes Boy Drowns in Mississippi River

             Thurman Smothers, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smothers of Thebes, lost his life Sunday afternoon in the Mississippi River off Burnham’s Island opposite Fayville.  He is survived by his parents, four brothers and one sister.

             Young Smothers was known as a good swimmer, but when it was seen he was having trouble to stay afloat friends went to his assistance only to be told he would be able to swim ashore.  He soon sank from sight and the swift current carried him beyond rescue.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 25 May 1934:

W. P. COPELAND DIES AT BROTHER’S HOME MONDAY

             William P. Copeland, age 67 years, of Muskogee, Okla., was found dead in bed about 4:30 Monday morning at the home of his half-brother, Joe Gaunt, of Grand Chain, where he and his wife had been visiting the past week.  The cause of his death was valvular heart trouble, according to the physician who was called, and his death probably occurred about midnight.

             They had done their packing on Sunday night preparatory to leaving Monday for Ohio for a visit with relatives before returning to their home in Oklahoma.  Mr. Copeland was apparently in the best of health at that time.

             Mr. Copeland is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nannie Copeland, and his half-brother, Mr. Gaunt.  He was born in Grand Chain and lived there until about ten years ago when he left for Oklahoma where he has since made his home.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Grand Chain later transferring this membership to Muskogee.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the residence of Mr. Gaunt, the Rev. S. C. Benning, pastor of the Congregational Church at Grand Chain officiating.  Interment was made in the Villa Ridge cemetery, G. A. James directing the funeral.

             Casket bearers were Norman Boyd, Guy Bartleson, Adam Reichert, John McIntire, Carl McIntire, and Guy Harris.

             (William P. Copeland, 28, born in Pulaski Co., Ill., son of James Copeland and Addie Porter, married on 26 Mar 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Nannie L. Bartleson, 22, born in Pulaski Co., Ill., daughter of Augustus C. Bartleson and Susan Wilson.  According to his death certificate, William Porter Copeland, bookkeeper, of Muskogee, Okla., was born 15 Nov 1866, in Grand Chain, Ill., the son of James Copeland and Addie Copeland, a native of Texas, died 21 May 1934, in Grand Chain, Ill., husband of Nannie T. Copeland, and was buried at Villa Ridge, Ill.  His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge, Ill., reads:  W. P. Copeland 1866-1934 Nannie L. Copeland, 1871-1949.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. E. P. Easterday, Mrs. Charles Griffith and Miss Cora Fullerton attended the funeral services of Fred Perkins which were held in Mounds Thursday afternoon.

 

Mr. and Mrs. S. F. McIntire and son, George, and Mr. and Mrs. C. G. McIntire, attorney and Mrs. G. E. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyd, Mrs. Nannie Higgins, attended the funeral of William Copeland which was held in Grand Chain Tuesday afternoon.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 1 Jun 1934:

___ GOLDIE BRITT DIES AT HOME OF PARENTS

             __ Goldia Britt, age 33 years, wife of Grant C. Britt, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. ____, of Cairo, Monday morning at 10 o’clock following an illness of about four years.  Mrs. Britt ___ lived at Dam 53 with her husband and family, but since her ___ she has been residing with her parents in Cairo.  She was in ____ City hospital until recently when her husband went after her and took her to Cairo.

             Surviving Mrs. Britt besides her husband and parents are two daughters, Lois Burton and Gertie ___; three sisters, Mrs. ___, Mrs. Geneva Gentry, and Mrs. Elizabeth Moss; a brother, ___ Lewis, all of Cairo and ___ relatives.

             Funeral services were held at Cache Chapel, five miles east of Ullin, at ___ o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Ray Corzine officiating.  The cortege left the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis at 12:30 p.m. ____ church.  Interment was in Cache Chapel Cemetery.

             ____ husband is a nephew of ___ Corzine of Mound City.

             (According to her death certificate, Goldia Britt, of 434 34th St., Cairo, Ill., was born 26 Jun 1900, in Ballard Co., Ky., the daughter of J. T. Lewis, a native of Manfredville, Ky., and Eddie Holland, a native of Breckinridge Co., Ky., died 28 May 1934, in Cairo, Ill., wife of Grant C. Britt, and was buried in Cache Cemetery.  Her marker in Cache Chapel Cemetery near Ullin, Ill., reads:  Our Darling Mother Goldie Britt June 26, 1900 May 28, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FATHER OF MOUNDS MAN DIES AT HOME IN CAIRO

             Jacob M. Mowery, age 67 years, of Tamms, Illinois, died at St. Mary’s Infirmary in Cairo Sunday afternoon.  He was the father of Harvey Mowery, of Mounds.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church in Tamms with the Rev. D. H. Smith, of Anna, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. W. Ward, of Dongola, and interment was made in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Dongola.

             He is survived by his widow and the following children:  Ivy, of Dongola; Harvey, of Mounds; Artie, of Tamms; and Mrs. Charles Grable, of Cairo.  He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Malinda Wiggs, of Granite City; and two brothers, Charles Mowery, of Unity, and Albert Mowery, of Chester.

             (Jacob Monroe Mowery, the son of William Junius Mowery and Mary C. Costley, was born 30 Jul 1867, in Union Co., Ill., and died 27 May 1934.  He married on 24 Jul 1888, in Union Co., Ill., Huldah Casper, who was born 6 Mar 1872, and died 28 Aug 1943, the daughter of Moses Casper and Anna Hoffner.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Corzine were called to the bedside of Mrs. Grant Britt Sunday morning at Cairo.  (Olmstead)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 1 Jun 1934:

Former Mounds Girl Dies in Alabama

             Word has reached Mounds of the death of Miss Ethel Sammons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Sammons, of Huntsville, Alabama on Tuesday of this week.

             For a number of years the Sammons family resided in Mounds, where Mr. Sammons was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad Company.  From here they moved to Alabama.

             Miss Ethel was a graduate of Mounds Township High School and was quite talented as a reader.  She was in poor health when the family moved from this community.

 

Mrs. Dudley Brown

             Report comes from Cairo that Mrs. Dudley Brown, sister of Mrs. Fred McIntire, a former Mounds resident, had died suddenly Thursday noon, by her own hand.  Mrs. Brown had for years been afflicted with total blindness and had been despondent since the death of her husband a number of years ago.

             (James T. Hill married Lucy M. East on 8 Oct 1888, in Alexander Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Lucy Helen Brown, of 232 17th St., Cairo, Ill., was born 27 Jul 1895, in Cairo, Ill., the daughter of James T. Hill, a native of New York, N.Y., and Lucy Hill, a native of Pulaski, Ill., died 31 May 1934, in Cairo, Ill., wife of Dudley Brown, and was buried in Grenada Cemetery in Grenada, Miss.  Her marker in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Grenada, Miss., reads:  Helen Hill Brown July 25, 1897 May 31, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Loses Son by Death

             Mr. and Mrs. S. Dicus of the city were called in Memphis, Tenn., the latter part of the week by the death of the former’s son, James Ray Dicus, who passed away Friday night in a hospital in Memphis, where he had been confined by illness the past two years.

             The deceased at one time made his home in Mounds, where he was employed as switchman by the Illinois Central Railroad Company.

             Burial was Sunday in Union City, Tenn.

             (His death certificate states that James R. Dycus, auto mechanic, was born 6 Apr 1902, in Kentucky, the son of Shock Dycus, a native of Kentucky, and Ora Ethel Posey, a native of Tennessee, died 25 May 1934, in Oakville, Shelby Co., Tenn., and was buried in Union City, Tenn.—Darrel Dexter)

 

CHILD’S DEATH CAUSED BY GLASS SPLINTERS IN FOOD

             OREGON—Two and one half years old Josephine Mae Clan, of St. Charles died Wednesday of last week of peritonitis, resulting from particles of broken glass which the child swallowed while eating peanut butter, eight days before her death.  The cause of the little girl’s death was a mystery, until an autopsy revealed the glass splinters in the stomach.  Then it was recalled that she and her brother had dropped a jar of peanut butter on the floor of their home more than a week before. The glass jar was broken in the fall and the two children ate some of the contents.  Other members of the family also had the peanut butter, but Josephine is believed to have swallowed some that contained broken glass.

             (Her death certificate states that Josephine May Clan, of 818 Indiana Ave., St. Charles, Ill., was born 27 Sep 1930, in Geneva, Ill., the daughter of William Clan and Nellie Welchell, a native of Danville, Ill., died 15 May 1934, in St. Charles, Kane Co., Ill., and was buried in East Batavia Cemetery in Batavia, Kane Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

DIES FROM QUININE TABLETS

             MARION—A few hours after little Loren Ray Morgan, baby son of Clyde Allen Morgan and Flossie Davis Morgan of 705 North Hartkopf St., ate twenty quinine tablets, he passed away at the Herrin hospital at noon, Wednesday, May 23, at the age of 2 years, 4 months and 5 days.

             (His death certificate states that Loren Ray Morgan, of 705 N. Hartkopf St., Marion, Ill., was born 27 Jan 1932, in Marion, Ill., the son of Clyde Morgan, a native of Marion, Ill., and Flossie Davis, a native of Vienna, Ill., died 23 May 1934, in Herrin, Williamson Co., Ill., and was buried in Cypress Cemetery in Cypress, Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Jacob M. Mowery

             Jacob M. Mowery, 67, of Tamms, father of Harvey Mowery of this city, died at St. Mary’s Hospital, Cairo, Sunday afternoon at 3:43 o’clock following a two weeks illness.

             Mr. Mowery was an employee of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad at Tamms.  He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.

             Surviving are three sons, Ivy Mowery of Dongola, Harvey of Mounds and Artie of Tamms; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Grable of Cairo; a sister, Mrs. Malinda Wiggs, Granite City; and two brothers, Charles Mowery of Unity and Albert Mowery of Chester.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Tamms with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Dongola.  Rev. B. H. Smith of Anna, assisted by Rev. W. J. Ward of Dongola officiated.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 8 Jun 1934:

Former Mounds Resident Dies in Texas

             Richard Chapman, a former cashier in the old First National Bank of Mounds, died Monday in Texas and was brought to Vienna for burial.

             Mr. Chapman, familiarly known as “Dick,” was a nephew of the late Senator P. T. Chapman of Vienna and was partly reared by his uncle and aunt.  While in Mounds he was married to Miss Regna Moss of this city, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Moss, who later moved away.  For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Chapman resided in Carbondale.  Surviving him are his widow, a daughter and a brother, Pleas Chapman of Vienna.  He was a veteran of the World War.

             Military funeral services were held in Vienna Wednesday and were attended by J. J. Blum, I. B. Armstrong, George Scruggs, Mrs. R. W. Wiedemann, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bandy, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Herman of this city.

             (Richard D. Chapman, 1333 Beechwood St., Chicago, Ill., insurance agent, 42, born in Vienna, Ill., died 3 Jun 1934, in Long-Sneed Hospital, Dennison, Grayson Co., Texas, of acute nephritis and alcoholism, husband of Regna Chapman.  His marker in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery reads:  Richard D. Chapman 1891-1934 1st Lt. 103 B Inf. 28 Div. A. E. F.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Golconda Printer Killed in Indiana

             A man about 60 years old, identified by his effects as S. R. Emmett, a printer of Golconda, was killed in South Bend, Ind., last Friday by a taxicab.  A card in his pocket asked that Mrs. Anna Emmett of Golconda be notified.

 

Son of Mounds Couple Hangs Himself in Cairo

             Doris Claud Cowan, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Cowan of this city, hanged himself on the premises at his home in Cairo shortly before two o’clock Saturday morning, June 2.

His widow, Violet Cowan, testified at the coroner’s inquest that they had quarreled because of her husband’s objections to her helping care for a sick friend at night.  He gave as his reason for objecting the fact that he thought she was physically unable to endure the strain.

             Cowan had been attempting to get a patent on a new type of door knob and had high hopes of realizing great profit from the invention.

             He was an employee of the Illinois Lumber yards and had recently had some difficulty with another employee, according to report.  The causes for this act seemed to be accumulative and his temperament was evidently sensitive.

             He is survived by his widow, two children, Eugene, eight, and Delores, six; his parents, five brothers, Clyde, Ray and Dillard of Mounds, Ernest of St. Louis and James of Cairo; three sisters, two of Mounds and Mrs. Orville Newall of Cairo.

             Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Assembly of God Church in Cairo, the Rev. W. E. Thurmond, pastor, officiating.  Burial was in Thistlewood Cemetery, this place.

             (His death certificate states that Claude Darse Cowan, common laborer, of 226 32nd St., Cairo, Ill., was born 11 Sep 1903, in Waverby, Ky., the son of H. G. and Emily Cowan, natives of Boxville, Ky.,  died 2 Jun 1934, in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill., husband of Violet Cowan, and was buried in Thistlewood Cemetery in Mounds, Ill.  His marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds reads:  Claude D. Cowan 1902-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 8 Jun 1934:

FORMER VILLA RIDGE RESIDENT DEAD

             Word was received in Villa Ridge Tuesday by Mrs. Henry Hendricks that her sister, who was formerly Miss Ethel Sammons and a resident of the Villa Ridge community, had passed away at her home in Huntsville, Ala.  Mrs. Hendricks and her little son left Wednesday for Huntsville to attend the funeral.

 

SON OF MOUND CITY COUPLE DIES AT THEIR HOME

             Walter Eugene Davis, age three years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Davis, of Cairo, passed away at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cowan, in Mound City ____y night.

             Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cowan in Mound City, with Rev. D. M. ____, of the Gospel Mission ___, of Cairo, officiating.  Interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery at Mounds.

             Walter Eugene was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Davis.  He had been ill of pneumonia for several ___on a visit to his grandparents.

             Casket bearers were Norman ___, Clarence Badgley, Arthur ___ and William Bowers.

             (The death certificate states that Walter Eugene Davis was born about 1931, died 2 Jun 1934, in Mounds, Ill., the son of Louis E. Davis and Mary Lee Cowan.—Darrel Dexter)

 

OFFICER, FORMERLY OF MOUND CITY, OFFICIALLY DEAD

             Fidelio S. Carter, who was appointed to the U. S. Naval Academy from this city, a retired lieutenant commander, has been declared officially dead after his disappearance in New York on February 7, 1927.

Older people will recall this man when he went away from here to begin his training to be an officer in the navy many years ago.

             At the time of his disappearance, he was a retired officer and left the Union Club at midnight to go to his rooms.  He disappeared completely, and although search was made by private detectives and by the Navy, no trace was ever found.

             It was thought that he had been run over by an automobile and killed, and those driving the car, to hide their crime, had done away with the body.  Now, the courts declared him officially dead and his estate is to be divided among his heirs, of whom there are six.  Carter was a bachelor and the estate is of considerable size.

             The clipping and information concerning F. S. Carter was kindly sent to The Enterprise by Mrs. Dan Hogan, of Danville.

 

RICHARD CHAPMAN, FORMER BANK CASHIER, DIED IN TEXAS

             Richard Chapman, formerly connected with the three banks in Mounds, when there were three banks there, died in Texas this week and his funeral was held Wednesday at the home of his father in Vienna.  Chapman was widely known in this section of the state.

             Part of the Junior Legion Drum Corps of Carbondale and Legionnaires from many towns attended the funeral.

             Chapman held a state job under Emmerson.

             Besides his widow, he is survived by a daughter and many other relatives.  One brother, Pleas Chapman, is the only member of his immediate family surviving him besides his wife and daughter. The late P. T. Chapman, who was in Congress at Washington for several years, was his uncle.

 

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Henesley, of Centralia, that was born at the Hale-Willard Hospital in Anna, Saturday, passed away Monday night.  Mrs. Henesley is the former Miss Wanda Lackey, of Ullin.  (Ullin)

             (Her death certificate states that Sandria Sue Hensley was born 2 Jun 1934, in Anna, Ill., the son of Howard Hensley, of St. Louis, Mo., and Wanda Lackey, a native of Ullin, Ill., died 4 Jun 1934, in Anna, Ill., and was buried in Ullin, Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mr. and Mrs. Twig Fields, of Chicago, brought the corpse of their 20-year-old son who died of tuberculosis.  The funeral was held Friday at the Baptist church and then buried in the church cemetery.  Several accompanied the family, D. Barnes, and family of Centralia, Tever Ben Field, of Chicago, Mrs. Adams and family of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. William McDonald, of Metropolis.  

(Perks)

             (The death certificate states that Lindsey Fields, black, of Chicago, Ill., was born 29 Aug 1916, in Perks, Ill., the son of Twigs Field and Ruby Stubberfield, natives of Perks, Ill., died 26 May 1934, in Chicago, Ill., and was buried at Perks.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 15 Jun 1934:

MRS. N. G. METCALF, GRAND CHAIN, KILLED IN AUTO CRASH

             Mrs. N. G. Metcalf, of Grand Chain, was instantly killed in an automobile accident near Clinton, Ky., Saturday afternoon, while her husband suffered painful, but not serious, injuries.  They were on their way to points in Tennessee to visit with relatives and had stopped in Mound City and talked to friends en route.

             It is doubtful as to what did cause the accident.  Mr. Metcalf stated that there was a high wind and that he was driving along when the car began to sway and the crash came.  He was driving a Chrysler coupe which was demolished.  The man driving the other car lived near Clinton.

             Mrs. Metcalf is survived by four sons, T. L. Metcalf, of Joppa, W. L. and Charles of Chicago, and Floyd Metcalf, of Grand Chain; three daughters, Mrs. Hatley, of Tennessee, Mrs. Lawrence Herold, and Miss Lucy Metcalf, of Grand Chain; one sister, Mrs. J. A. Evers, of Centralia; and one brother, Mr. Miller, of Karnak.

             Funeral services were held in Grand Chain at the Christian church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. S. C. Benninger, pastor of the Congregational Church officiating.  Interment was made in the Grand Chain cemetery by G. A. James, funeral director.

             The services were largely attended and the floral offerings were abundant and beautiful.

             (Nathan G. Metcalf married Martha Ella Miller on 13 Dec 1888, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Ellie Metcalf was born 10 Mar 1873, in Illinois, the daughter of Lonnie Miller, a native of Kentucky, and Elizabeth Davis, a native of Illinois, died 9 Jun 1934, on Highway 51 in Clinton, Hickman Co., Ky., following a head-on collision with Burnie Wilson, wife of M. G. Metcalf, and was buried at Salem, Ill.  A marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery reads:  M. Ella Metcalf 1873-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

PETER MELLY DIES AT HOME IN GROSBEAK, TEXAS

             Funeral services for Peter Melly, who died at his home in Grosbeak, Texas, Saturday, were held at the home of Mrs. Melly’s mother, Mrs. Mary Corzine, in Cairo, Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock and interment was made in the Villa Ridge cemetery.  Father R. E. Jantzen, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, officiated.

Mr. Melly was formerly Mounds, but in late years had resided in Grosbeak where he was in the shoe business.

             Mr. Melley is survived by his widow, two children, Cornelius and Bernard, two brothers, Patrick and John, of Mounds.

             (His death certificate states that Peter Joseph Melly, shoemaker in a shoe shop, of Precinct 1, Groesbeck, Limestone Co., Texas, was born 29 Jun 1892, in Ireland, the son of James Melly and Katherine McGinley, natives of Ireland, died 8 Jun 1934, of coronary thrombosis, husband of Myrtle Melly, and was buried at Villa Ridge, Ill.  His marker in Calvary Cemetery in Villa Ridge, Ill., reads:  Peter Joseph Melley 1892-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. KELLER

             Funeral services for Mrs. Arminta A. Keller, 72, widow of the late Joseph C. Keller, who died at her farm home near Dongola, Wednesday, June 6, were held Friday, June 8, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Dongola at 10 o’clock a.m. Rev. H. W. Karraker officiated and interment was made in the Christian Chapel Cemetery.

             Surviving Mrs. Keller are two children, Mrs. Lee Sheffer, of Zeigler, Illinois, and William Keller, of Dongola; and five grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

             (Joseph C. Keller, 29, born in Union Co., Ill., son of Joseph Keller and Mima Cauble, married on 3 Sep 1882, in Union Co., Ill., Arminta Ann Douglas, 20, born in Union Co., Ill., daughter of Alexander Douglas and Miss Garret.  Her death certificate states that Arminta A. Keller was born 25 Dec 1861, near Jonesboro, Ill., the daughter of Alexander Douglas, a native of North Carolina, and Sarah Garrott, a native of Illinois, died 6 Jun 1934, in Union Co., Ill., wife of Joseph C. Keller, and was buried in Chapel Cemetery.  Her marker in Christian Chapel Cemetery near Dongola reads:  Father Joseph C. Keller Jan. 18, 1853 May 3, 1921 Mother Arminta A. Keller his wife Dec. 25, 1861 June 6, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. ALICE STEELE DIES AT HOME NEAR CYPRESS

             Mrs. Alice M. Steele, age 59 years, died at her home near Cypress, Illinois, Wednesday night, June 6, at 9 o’clock.  Surviving her are her husband, M. A. Steele; two sons, Ernest Steele, of Cypress, and James Steele, of Sullivan, Illinois; a daughter, Mrs. Lilly Annabele, of Cypress; and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Smith, of Cypress, and Mrs. Viola Moak, of Aurora, Illinois.

             Funeral services were held Friday, June 8, at 2 o’clock at the Lutheran Chapel with the Rev. A. M. Troutman officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Darnell.  Interment was made in the Chapel Cemetery, the Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directing the funeral.

             (James A. Steel married Alice Stricker on 14 Nov 1895, in Johnson Co., Ill.  Robert L. Moak married Viola Stricker on 3 Oct 1895, in Johnson Co., Ill.  J. W. Smith married Carrie Stricker on 10 Nov 1887, in Johnson Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Alice M. Steel was born 18 Aug 1875, in Johnson Co., Ill., the daughter of L. A. Stricker and Caroline Smithbest, natives of North Carolina, died 6 Jun 1934, in Johnson Co., Ill., wife of James A. Steel, and was buried in Luther Chapel Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday 15 Jun 1934:

Former Mounds Resident Dies in Texas

             Peter Melley, a former resident of this city, died at his home in Grosbeak, Texas, Saturday, June 9 following a short illness.  He was in the shoe business in Grosbeak at the time of his death.

             Surviving are his widow, the former Myrtle Corzine of Cairo; two sons, Cornelius and Bernard; two brothers, John and Patrick of Mounds.

             The body accompanied by his widow and children, was brought to the home of Mrs. Melley’s mother, Mrs. Mary Corzine of Cairo, Sunday afternoon.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the residence, the Rev. Father R. E. Hantsen of St. Joseph’s Church officiating.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Villa Ridge.

 

Claims 103 Years

             Major Price, an aged negro living near Fulton, Ky., is a visitor at the home of a friend, Mr. Todd.  He plays the violin and has been entertaining people on the street and in the barber shops.  Through conversation with the Major, we learned that he was a slave of Tom Price, uncle of Mrs. Jodie Atherton of this city.  He was bought by Mr. Price on the block at Memphis, Tenn., when a babe in arms and was a man in his late twenties when Civil War was declared.  He did not claim his freedom, but lived on with the Price family.

             Tom Price was killed soon after the close of the war and before her death, Mrs. Price, his mistress, requested that Major be taken by Mrs. Atherton’s father.  Though his face is “weathered” with age, the old negro is quite spry and would readily pass for a man in his seventies.

 

Mrs. M. G. Metcalf Killed in Auto Accident

             Mrs. M. G. Metcalf of Grand Chain was killed almost instantly and Mr. Metcalf was painfully injured Saturday night on U. S. Highway No. 51 near Clinton, Ky., when the Ford coupe driven by Mr. Metcalf collided head-on with a Ford sedan driven by Burnett Wilson residing near Clinton.  Mrs. Metcalf’s skull was fractured and she sustained other injuries.  Mr. Metcalf was painfully but not seriously injured.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilson received only minor injuries.

             The Metcalfs were on their way to Hatley’s Camp Ground, Tenn., to visit a daughter.  It was thought by those who visited the scene of the accident that Mr. Metcalf lost control of his car possibly going to sleep at the wheel.

             Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Grand Chain at two o’clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. S. C. Benninger, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating.  Burial was made in Grand Chain cemetery, G. A. James directing.

 

Charles Whitaker

             Charles Whitaker of Brinkley, Ark., formerly of Cairo, was burned to death Wednesday, June 13, when a gasoline stove exploded.  Mr. Whitaker is well known in Mounds and vicinity.

             He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Helen Cruse, of this city; his mother, two sisters, and two brothers; he is a nephew of Mrs. John Newell of this city.

             The remains arrived in Mounds Thursday morning and were taken to the James Undertaking Parlor and later taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Newell.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the grave in Beech Grove Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Alice M. Steele Dies

             Mrs. Alice M. Steele passed away at her home near Cypress, Illinois, Wednesday evening, June 6, about 9 o’clock at the age of 59 years, 9 months and 18 days.

             She leaves a husband, James A. Steele, of Cypress; two sons, Theodore Earnest of Cypress and James C. of Sullivan, Illinois; one daughter, Mrs. Lillie E. Annable, Cypress; two sisters, Mrs. Carry Smith, Cypress, and Mrs. Viola Moak of Aurora.

             Services were held at the Lutheran Chapel Church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. A. M. Troutman, assisted by Rev. Darnell, officiated.

             Interment was made in the Chapel Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

 

CREAL SPRINGS WOMAN 104 YEARS OLD

             VIENNA—No record during the entire history of Creal Springs, any time from the origin of the village in 1881 up to the present time indicates any living resident as old as Aunt Martha Tucker.  She has been among the living longer than any other individual who ever chanced to dwell in Creal Springs; and has been an inhabitant of the little city for almost a score of years.

             Aunt Martha was born in March in the year of 1830 at the time the “People’s President,” “Old Hickory” or the headstrong, true-hearted, and minded man, Andrew Jackson, was launching well out in his “Political Revolution.”

             This useful woman was a native of Virginia, spending the early years of her childhood in that famous state.  Her maiden name was Martha Pike, a descendant of the man from whom Pike’s Peak is named.

             (Martha could have been related to Gen. Zebulon Pike, but she was not directly descended from him.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Fred Price, a former resident of this place (Olmstead), died at his home near Oakville, Ill.  He was brought here for burial in the family cemetery.  He was 63 years old.  He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, four sons, two daughters, and several grandchildren.  Mr. Price was the son of the late Nick and Mary Price and a half-brother of Sam Price of Ullin, Ill.

             (J. F. Price married Pearly Thompson on 14 Jul 1889, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that J. Fred Price, farmer, was born 16 Apr 1871, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the son of Nick Price and Mary Roach, a native of Ireland, died 1 Jun 1934, in New Memphis, Clinton Co., Ill., the husband of Perrie Le Price, and was buried in Price Cemetery in Levings, Pulaski Co., Ill.  His marker there reads:  J. Fred Price 1871-1934 Perrie L. Price 1870-19__.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 22 Jun 1934:

Mayor Jones Loses Niece by Drowning

             Mayor and Mrs. J. B. Jones were called to Murray, Ky., by the sudden death of Miss Dorothy Lee Turner, niece of the mayor, who was drowned in a lake on the campus of the Murray State Normal College, Saturday afternoon.

             Miss Turner, in company with a group of students, was swimming in the lake and her absence was not noticed until the other members had reached shore.  The body was found in water about eight feet deep.

             She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Turner of Wingo, Ky.  She lacked only one year of completing the Normal course.  Her death came as a great shock to the relatives especially so under the circumstances and because she was the first member of a large family to be taken by death.

             Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Wingo, attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.  The officiating pastor was a nephew of Mrs. Roy Rouse, formerly of Mounds.

             (Her death certificate states that Dorothy Lee Turner was born 21 Oct 1913, in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Charles A. Turner, a native of Kentucky, and Myrtle Frances Jones, a native of Kentucky, and died 16 Jun 1934, in North Murray Precinct, Calloway Co., Ky., of accidental drowning.  Her marker in Wingo Cemetery in Wingo, Graves Co., Ky., reads:  Dorothy Turner 1913-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Newton Riddle

             Newton Riddle of Cairo, 75, died at his home Sunday night, June 17, following an illness of several weeks.  He had been a member of the Cairo police department and until his illness had been employed in recent years as house manager of the Cairo Elks Club.  He was the father of the late Fred Riddle of Mounds.

             (His death certificate states that Newton Riddle, Elks Club house manager, of 318 7th St., Cairo, Ill., was born 3 Oct 1858, in Dexter, Mo., the son of Calvin Riddle, a native of Dexter, Mo., and Sarah Jane Hodges, a native of Tennessee, died 17 Jun 1934, in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill., husband of Elizabeth Riddle, and was buried in Villa Ridge, Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Howard Hensley

             Wanda Marie Hensley, 18, wife of Howard Hensley of Centralia and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Lackey of Ullin, died Monday at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Henry Brust of Ullin.

             Mrs. Hensley was the mother of a baby girl who died just two weeks ago.  She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Bundschuh of Ullin, former residents of Mounds, and was their first grown descendant to die.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church of Ullin, the Rev. Elmer Smith officiating.

 

Mrs. T. L. Duley Dies Wednesday Afternoon

             Mrs. T. L. Duley died Wednesday afternoon at about 3 o’clock at the family residence on N. Oak Street, following an illness of several months.  She had been a patient at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cairo, but had been brought to her home a number of weeks ago.

             Surviving her are her husband, one daughter, Geraldine; three sons, Crice, William and Elton, all of Mounds; a sister and other relatives.

             She was the proprietress of the Duley Beauty Shop and was widely known in Pulaski and Alexander counties.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the residence.  Burial was in Barlow, Ky.  The casket bearers were H. C. Fellenstein, Walter Adams, Pearl Waterman, Fred Raub, George Sitter and Fred Bandy.  J. T. Ryan of the Ryan Funeral Home directed the funeral.

 

Eldorado Dentist Found Mysteriously Murdered

             Homer L. Meyers of Eldorado a wealthy dentist and real estate dealer was mysteriously murdered Saturday night or Sunday on his farm near Equality, his body was found by a Saline County deputy sheriff and a Harrisburg photographer about ten o’clock Monday morning.  He had been shot through the back.

             Authorities said they were convinced Dr. Meyers was slain shortly after he had been lured away Saturday by a stranger who posed as a prospective buyer of the land.

             Robbery, authorities asserted appeared the motive for the crime, but they admitted it was also possible that Meyers was killed as he struggled to frustrate a kidnapping attempt.

             The dentist’s wife said he was in the habit of carrying sizable sums of money with him.

             A woman held by county authorities gave her name as Evelyn Anderson of Woodboro, Tex.  Apprehended Sunday night as she was about to take a bus to Chicago, she told officers she had been traveling with “Lee Armstrong”; that she had seen him last Saturday night, and that he had told her, “I made $6,000 on that farm deal,” apparently referring to the trip he had taken with the dentist.

             Dr. Meyers’ office in Eldorado had been ransacked, but police were unable to determine what, if anything, had been taken.

             Mrs. Meyers became suspicious when a stranger, whom she later identified as Lee Armstrong, also known as Harold St. Clair, came to their home Saturday, asking to see the dentist’s farm.  She believed she saw a revolver in his pocket.  Because of her suspicion, she said she asked to accompany them to the farm, but stayed at home when St. Clair told her it would be unnecessary for her to go.

             The woman said she had met St. Clair in Chicago and came here with him.  She denied all knowledge of any kidnap or robbery plot.  If authorities obtained any clues from her they did not reveal them.

             She said her traveling companion had told her his name was “Armstrong,” but police said they had information his correct name was St. Clair and that Ohio authorities were seeking him on a check charge.

             The search for Meyers started Sunday when his wife reported he had not returned after leaving for the farm.  Suspicion of kidnaping grew as the hours passed and federal officers entered the hunt.  That night, Meyers’ car was found near the farm, its lights still burning.

             Deputies intensified their hunt on the Meyers place.  Monday, beating through the bush, they found his body.

             (His 1918 draft registration states that Meyers was completely deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other.  The death certificate states that Homer Llewelyn Meyers, dentist, of 2001 Forest, Eldorado, Ill., was born 27 Aug 1878, in Kentucky, the son of Albert Meyers and Mary Rawls, natives of Kentucky, died 17 Jun 1934, in Equality, Gallatin Co., Ill., husband of Nellie Meyers, and was buried in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg, Saline Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 22 Jun 1934:

FRANCES EUGENE GUNTER DIES AT HOME NEAR PULASKI

             Frances Eugene Gunter, age 75 years, died at his home near Pulaski ____ afternoon following an illness of four weeks.

             ___ Gunter was born in Alexander County, but had spent the greater part of his life in and near Pulaski.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.

             Surviving him are two daughters, ____nna and Elizabeth Gunter, ____d, and other relatives and _____.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the ___ residence with the Rev. A. ____ officiating.  Interment was made in the Anna Cemetery, ___ C. Crain directing the funeral.

             (His death certificate states that Frances Eugene Gunter was born 21 Oct 1858, in Willard, Ill., the son of Matthew Dana Gunter, died 17 Jun 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., husband of Alice Gunter, and was buried in Anna, Ill.  His marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:  Alice A. Gunter 1858-1925 Frances E. Gunter 1858-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. T. L. DULEY DIES AT HOME IN MOUNDS

             Mrs. Willie Duley, wife of T. L. Duley, age 50 years, died at her home in Mounds Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock following an illness of several months.  Mrs. Duley was operator of a beauty shop in Mounds.  Her death was not unexpected, yet it was a shock to her family and friend and has brought much sadness to the community.

             Left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Duley are her husband, three sons, Crice, William and Elton Duley; and one daughter, Miss Geraldine Duley, all of Mounds.  Mrs. Duley was a woman of lovely character and was industrious beyond her strength.  She was a good wife and mother and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the residence, Rev. Earl Phillips, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which she was a member, officiated.  Interment was made in the Barlow Cemetery by J. T. Ryan, funeral director.

             Casket bearers were Walter Adams, George Sitter, Pearl Waterman, Fred Bandy, Horace Fullenstine, and Fred Raub.

             (Her death certificate states that Willie M. Duley was born 28 Jun 1884, in Barlow, Ky., the daughter of J. W. Chrice, a native of Barlow, Ky., and Malley Dismukes, a native of Ballard Co., Ky., died 20 Jun 1934, in Mounds, Ill., wife of T. L. Duley, and was buried in Odd Fellow’s Cemetery in Barlow, Ballard Co., Ky.  Her marker in Barlow Cemetery reads:  Willie May wife of T. L. Duley.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FORMER MOUNDS GIRL’S HUSBAND DIES IN MEMPHIS

             Charles H. Whitaker, 37 years, formerly of Cairo, who was fatally injured in an explosion of a gasoline stove at Memphis and who died Wednesday morning, June 13, was buried in military honors in Mounds at Beech Grove Cemetery Thursday, June 1.  The body was brought to Mounds and was taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. John Newell, where funeral services were held at 2 p.m.

             Mr. Whiteaker was married to Miss Helen Crews, of Mounds who survives him.  He was born and reared in Cairo.  He served in both the army and navy, returning to Cairo and leaving there two years ago for Brinkley, Ark., where he has since made his home.

             Besides his widow, he is survived by his mother and brother, Milford Whitaker, who lived with him at Brinkley; and two sisters, Mrs. Ina Foraker, and Mrs. H. A. Daggett, both of Cotton Plant, Ark.  He also had many other relatives both in Alexander and Pulaski counties.

             (Thomas M. Whitaker married Anne J. Lentz on 27 Feb 1887, in Alexander Co., Ill.  According to his death certificate, Charles Henry Whitaker, unemployed, of Brinkley, Ark., was born 23 Jun 1896, in Illinois, the son of T. Milford Whitaker and Anna Lantz, natives of Illinois, died 13 Jun 1934, in Memphis, Tenn., husband of Helen Cruse Whitaker, and was buried at Mounds, Ill.  The application for a military headstone states that Charles Henry Whitaker was a seaman 2nd class in the 4th Co., Cristobal Coast Artillery, U. S. Navy.  His marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds, Ill., reads:  Charles Henry Whitaker Illinois Seaman 2D1 June 13, 1934 U.S. Navy.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Several from here (Cache Chapel) attended the funeral of Mrs. Howard Hensley in Ullin Wednesday.

             (Her death certificate states that Wanda Marie Hensley was born 22 Jan 1916, in Ullin, Ill., the daughter of Samuel P. Lackey and Zelma Bundschuh, natives of Ullin, Ill., died 18 Jun 1934, in Ullin, Ill., wife of Howard Hensley, and was buried in Ullin Cemetery.  Her marker in Ullin Cemetery reads:  Wanda Lackey Hensley Jan. 22, 1916 June 18, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Lingenfelter attended the burial of George Rendleman, eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Rendleman of Mesler, Mo., Wednesday afternoon at Cobden.  (Cache Chapel)

             (His marker in Cobden Cemetery reads:  George Rendleman.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 29 Jun 1934:

___ NEIMEYER DIES IN ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL

___ Niemeyer, age 14 years, of Karnak, Illinois died in a St. Louis hospital Tuesday afternoon, following an operation for appendicitis.  Surviving him are his father, ___rge Neimeyer, a brother, ____; two sisters, Blanche and ____; a stepmother, Mrs. Bertha Neimeyer; a stepbrother, Joe Hor____, of Karnak.

             Funeral services were held _____ afternoon at the First M. E. Church, Rev. Browning, pastor of the church officiating.  Interment was made in the Anderson Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Home directed the funeral.

             (The death certificate states that William Everett Neimeyer was born 12 Oct 1919, in Johnson Co., Ill., the son of George C. Neimeyer, a native of Massac Co., Ill., and Winnie Haywright, died 25 Jun 1934, in Cairo, Ill., and was buried in Anderson Cemetery.  His marker in Anderson Cemetery in Massac Co., Ill., reads:  William Everett Neimeyer Oct. 12, 1919 June 26, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. ANNIE L. GAUNT DIES AT HOME OF BROTHER

             Word was received in Grand Chain by relatives of Mrs. Annie L. Gaunt that she had passed away at the home of her brother, Robert Beshers, in El Paso, Illinois.

             Mrs. Gaunt is survived by two brothers, Robert, of El Paso, and George Beshers, of Grand Chain, besides numerous other relatives.

             Mrs. Reuben Devers and John Starks, both of Cairo, formerly of Mound City, are a niece and nephew of the deceased.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Grand Chain and interment was made in Grand Chain cemetery.

             (Her death certificate states that Anna L. Gaunt was born 23 Oct 1866, in Metropolis, Ill., the daughter of John Beshers, a native of Union Co., Ky., and Martha Jane Short, a native of Tennessee, died 25 Jun 1934, in El Paso, Woodford Co., Ill., husband of Oliver Gaunt, and was buried at Grand Chain, Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WANDA LACKEY HENSLEY

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Baptist church at Ullin for Mrs. Wanda Lackey Hensley, wife of Howard Hensley, who passed away at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Howard Brush, near Ullin, Monday, June 18.  Mrs. Hensley was 18 years, 4 months, and 27 years of age.  The Rev. Elmer Smith conducted the funeral services.

             Surviving Mrs. Hensley are her husband, an infant preceding her in death two weeks ago; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Lackey; three sisters, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bundschuh; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Lackey, and several uncles and aunts and other relatives.

             Casket bearers were classmates and friends of Mrs. Hensley, Leo Holcomb, Lewis Frechett, Oris Mowery, Delbert Stoner, Loren Caudle and Johnnie Brown.  Interment was made in the Ullin cemetery with W. J. Rhymer, funeral director in charge.

 

MRS. STEVE CANTRELL DIED SUNDAY EVENING

             Mrs. Martha Drucella Cantrell, wife of Steve Cantrell, passed away at her home in this city following a long illness.

             Surviving Mrs. Cantrell are her husband, two sons, Robert Walker and James Walker; and one daughter, Mrs. Ollie Daniels, all of Ullin, Illinois; several stepchildren and many other relatives.

             Funeral services were held Monday evening in the Baptist church in Ullin, of which she was a member, the Rev. H. C. Vick of Tamms, officiating.  Burial was made in Concord Cemetery.  W. J. Rhymer of Ullin directed the funeral.

             Casket bearers were grandsons and nephews of the deceased.

             (William L. Walker married Martha Britt on 16 Aug 1885, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Martha Drucella Cantrell was born about 1861, the daughter of William A. Britt, died 24 Jun 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the wife of Stephen A. Cantrell.  Her marker in Concord Cemetery near Olmsted, Ill., reads:  Martha D. Walker 1861-1934 Lewis W. Walker 1861-1897.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FUNERAL OF MRS. H. E. NURSE

             Funeral services were held for Mrs. H. E. Nurse, formerly of Mounds, Sunday, who passed away at her home in Jackson, Tenn., Friday.  Mrs. Nurse was formerly of Mounds.  Surviving her are her husband and two children and many other relatives.

 

MRS. KATE DANBY RECEIVED MESSAGE OF NEPHEW’S DEATH

             Mrs. Kate Danby, of this city, received a message stating that her nephew, Sink Shepherd, of Sikeston, Mo., had passed away.  Mrs. Danby will not be able to attend the funeral allowing to ill health.  Mrs. Ivan Calvin and Mrs. Thomas Higginbotham will probably attend the funeral.

 

MRS. R. C. VARNER DIED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON

             Mrs. Ray C. Varner, a valued resident of Mound City for the last several years, passed to her reward yesterday afternoon after an illness of almost three weeks.  On June 9, a daughter was born to the Varner family and Mrs. Varner never recovered.  At times she had shown splendid signs of improvement and hopes had been held high for her recovery, but on Wednesday night her condition took a turn for the worse and she passed on yesterday afternoon.

             Mrs. Varner had a host of acquaintances in Mound City who are saddened by her departure and who will long remember her as a treasured friend.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mound City.

             Surviving her are her husband and four children, Burgess, Lorene, Glenn and Mary Etta, the infant.

At the time of going to press, the funeral arrangements had not been made.

             (Her death certificate states that Nellie Mae Varner was born about 1896, daughter of Marion Ponder, and died 28 Jun 1934, in Mounds, Ill., wife of Ray C. Varner.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Several from here (Beech Grove) attend the funeral of Mrs. Cantrell in Ullin Monday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl McIntire of Mound City attended the funeral of Mrs. Wanda Hensley Wednesday. (Ullin)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 29 Jun 1934:

Oldest Resident of Vienna Dies Friday

             Mrs. Fannie B. Jackson, 91, oldest resident of Vienna, died Friday afternoon, June 22.  She was the widow of Samuel Jackson, a veteran of the Civil War and for years a prominent merchant of Vienna.  Her parents were John and Winifred Bain, early settlers in Vienna, her father having been one of the first of Vienna’s businessmen.  She had celebrated her 91st birthday on June 12.

             She is survived by four sons, John B. Jackson of Anna, Walter H. Jackson of Paducah, Ky., Harry M. Jackson and William G. Jackson of Vienna; one daughter, Miss Winifred Jackson of Vienna; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Warder of Cairo and Mrs. Oliver Harker of Champaign, besides grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

             (Her death certificate states that Fannie P. Jackson was born 19 Jun 1843, in Vienna, Ill., the daughter of John Bain and Minnie Harrel, natives of Kentucky, died 22 Jun 1934, in Vienna, Johnson Co., Ill., widow of Samuel Jackson, and was buried in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Karnak Boy Dies

             William Neimeyer, 14, of Karnak, died in a St. Louis hospital Tuesday afternoon, following an operation of appendicitis.

             He is survived by his father, George Neimeyer; a brother, “Little George”; two sisters, Blanche and Lillian; a stepmother, Bertha; a half-brother, Joe Horner, and a half-sister, Dimple Horner, all of Karnak.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the First Methodist Church, Rev. Browning, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be made in the Anderson Cemetery.  N. W. Wilson conducted the funeral.

 

Slayer of Eldorado Dentist Arrested in New Orleans

             Harold St. Clair, slayer of Dr. H. L. Meyers, Eldorado dentist, was arrested in New Orleans Thursday and readily confessed to the murder.  He was brought back to Illinois and was lodged in the Saline County jail.  The tragedy occurred in Gallatin County, but the Saline County jail was deemed stronger.

             He has told authorities that he prefers the electric chair to a penitentiary sentence and insists that his reason for the murder will never be told.

             Mrs. Evelyn Anderson of Woodsboro, Tex., has been arrested in connection with the crime and is being held in jail.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 6 Jul 1934:

Man Known as “Scissors Grinder” Drowns in Ohio

             N. J. L. Turcotte, better known to this section as the old “Scissors Grinder” who sharpened scissors and knives in Mounds, Mound City, and Cairo, walking between towns and pushing a little machine of his own construction, was drowned in the Ohio River north of Mound City about 7:30 o’clock Friday evening.

             Turcotte, who lived on a houseboat, was in swimming with others near, when he called for help.  Two young men, Roy Ferguson and Lawrence Baccus of Mound City, made strenuous efforts to save him but failed in their attempt.

             Report has it that the old man was married and had two sons and a daughter, but was separated from his wife.  Efforts are being made to get in touch with a son said to reside in Michigan.

 

Amos L. Cummins

             Amos L. Cummins aged resident of Boaz, Ill., passed away at his home Friday morning at 8:15.  Age 78 years, 4 months, 3 days.

             Surviving him are his wife, Maggie; eight sons, Thomas A. Cummins and Farris of Metropolis; Louis, Aldrich, Cletis, Curtis, Val and Russel, all of Boaz; four daughters, May Shirk of Joppa, Laura Cummins, Chicago, Beatrice and Helen Holt of Boaz; one grandson, Joe Scott Dixon; fourteen grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.  Two wives, Martha M. and Miriam, and seventeen children preceded him in death.

             Funeral services were held at the Anderson Church.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak was in charge.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 6 Jul 1934:

“Scissors Grinder” Drowns in Chute

             ___ Turcotte, known to everybody as the “Scissors Grinder” was drowned in the chute north of Mound City Friday night of last week when he went in swimming.  ___ar has been thrown up in ___ __e by dredge boats and ____ gap in this bar through ____ water flows rather ____.  It is thought this current ___ Turcotte under.  Several others were swimming at the same time and ___ effort to rescue him, but ___ __ive up in order to save ___ lives.

             (Page 2 of the issue has a photograph of Turcotte.  His death certificate states that Napoleon J. L. Turcotte was born about 1887 and died 29 Jun 1934, in Mounds, Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

KILLS MAN OVER ONE PAIR OF SHOES

             Roy Porter, colored, of Mounds, shot and fatally injured Jim Perry, also colored and of Mounds, over a pair of shoes early last Sunday morning.  Perry died Sunday night at about 10:30 o’clock.  Porter was arrested and awaits the action of the grand jury.

             It is said the two men had had no trouble until they began to quarrel over a pair of shoes.  Porter, also known as Bradley, said that during the first quarrel Perry had a poker in his hand.  A little later Perry left and returned with his hands in his overalls in a way that gave Porter the idea that he had a gun, according to Porter.  The shooting occurred in the back of Porter’s house.

             Porter made an attempted getaway, but was arrested west of Mounds.

             (His death certificate states that James Perry was born about 1898, the son of Ed Perry and Ella Morgan, and died 1 Jul 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the husband of Sarah Perry.—Darrel Dexter)

 

OBITUARY

             Nellie May Varner, nee Ponder, was born November 17, 1895, to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Ponder of Doniphan, Mo., where she grew to womanhood.  She departed this life at her home in Mound City, Ill., on June 28, 1934, at the age of 38 years, 7 months and 11 days.

             At the age of 18 she was united in marriage to Ray Calvin Varner, to which union five children were born, four of whom with her husband, survive:  Mabel Ray, who died in infancy at the age of 3 months, Burgess, aged 17, Lorene, aged 15 years, Glen aged 2 years, and Mary Etta aged 3 weeks.

She leaves to mourn her departure, besides her husband and children, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Ponder, of Doniphan, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Jewell Dean, of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Lily Huson, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Mrs. Zetta Featherston, of Doniphan, Mo.; two brothers, Fred Ponder, of Canadian, Texas, William Ponder, of Doniphan, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

When but 15 years old, she confessed her faith in Christ as her personal Saviour and soon afterward followed her Lord and Savior in baptism, uniting with Antioch Baptist Church of Oxley, Mo.

She, with her husband and family, came to reside in Mound City in March 1926.  Soon thereafter she united by letter with the Baptist Church in her new home of which church she was a faithful and valued member until her death.

She was a good wife, a splendid mother, and a devoted Christian.  She will be sorely missed not only by her family and relatives, but by a sorrowing host of friends.

Funeral services were held in Mound City Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the First Baptist Church conducted by the pastor, J. L. Wall.  Following the services in Mound City, the body, accompanied by sorrowing relatives, was taken to the community in Missouri that she called home.  On Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, services were held in the Antioch Baptist Church near Oxley, Mo., conducted by the pastor, Elder Powell, who knew her in her childhood.

Interment was made in the Antioch Cemetery.

(Her marker in Antioch Cemetery in Oxly, Ripley Co., Mo., reads Mae Varner 1896-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. ENA BIRD DIED AT HOME IN ST. LOUIS

Mrs. Emma Mertz received a message stating that Mrs. Ena Bird, wife of Ed Bird, passed away a few days ago at her home in St. Louis.

Mr. and Mrs. Bird were former residents of Mound City.  Mr. Bird installed the city telephone system known as the Home Telephone Company and was the manager for several years.  Mrs. Bird was a sister of Mrs. Chrissie Mertz, wife of Joe Mertz, at that time.

During the World’s Fair in St. Louis the Bird home was a favorite place for Mound City visitors to stay.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Bird made many friends in Mound City during their residence here and it is with a deep feeling of regret that her friends learn of her death.

(Josiah S. Mertz, 22, of Mound City, Ill., married on 14 Apr 1898, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Christina G. Sandburg, 19, of Mound City.  According to her death certificate, Ena Bird, of 768 Hamilton Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., was born 4 Nov 1867, in Knoxville, Tenn., died 24 Jun 1934, of chronic myocarditis and chronic nephritis, husband of Marcus E. Bird and was buried in Valhalla Cemetery in Bel-Nor, St. Louis Co., Mo.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MAJOR FRED A. CIMERAN IS CALLED BY DEATH

             There passed on Tuesday morning of last week at 2 o’clock an exemplary and beloved citizen and distinguished Union solder when Major Fred A. Cimeran closed his eyes in eternal sleep, leaving many friends and acquaintances in St. Bernard, La., and sections of the country to mourn his loss.  He had been an invalid for several years, following a fall which permanently injured a hip and was confined to his home.  The resignation and fortitude he displayed during his long confinement and suffering was in itself an index to the high character of the man and his sublime submission to the will of God.  It may well be said of him that he was a gentleman and a scholar, a true American, who loved his country and served it faithfully and well during his long and useful life.

             Major Cimeran had attained the age of 93 years and 4 months and had a proud and enviable record of over 60 years in the government services, the last 30 years of which were spent as superintendent of national cemeteries.  For 17 years he was superintendent of the Chalmette National Cemetery in St. Bernard, retiring from service in 1926 at the age of 85 years.  Major Cimeran was possessed of a charming personality and his friendship and loyalty knew no bounds.  He was the synonym of honesty and integrity and no human power could make him surrender his high principles and ideas.  He was greatly esteemed, admired and beloved.

             He had been a Free Mason since 1866 and was a member of Seiver Lodge No. 491 A. F. & A. M. Faubush, Ky.; Fairfax Chapter No. 13, Culpepper, Va.; Hiawatha Commandery No. 13 K. T. Consistory No. 1, M. R. S. St. Louis, Mo., and a life member of Ballut Abyad Temples, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Albuquerque, N.M., and Jerusalem Temple, New Orleans.  A great student of anthropology he made many gifts of rare and priceless volumes to the Scottish Rite Library, Washington, D.C.

             His remains were shipped to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John Claunch, and after funeral services by the Masonic bodies on Saturday, interment took place with military honors in the Arlington National Cemetery.—St. Bernard, La., newspaper

             At one time, Major Cimeran was caretaker for the cemetery located near Mound City and is well known here.

             (He enlisted in the Civil War on 27 Nov 1861, under the name Fritz Zimmerman and was discharged 9 Jan 1865.  His marker in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., reads:  Fred A Cimeran Private Co. H 26th Mo. Vol. Inf. 1841-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FATHER OF 29 CHILDREN PASSES TO GREAT BEYOND

             Amos L. Cummins, age 78 years, 4 months, and 3 days, who was the father of 29 children, passed away at his home at Boaz, Illinois, Friday morning at 8:15 o’clock.  This is unusual and may be a record for this part of the country for one man to be the father of 29 children.

             He was married three times.

             He is survived by his widow, Maggie; eight sons, Thomas A. Cummins, Ferris Cummins, of Metropolis, Louis, Aldrich, Cletus, Curtis, Val and Russell, all of Boaz; four daughters, May Shirk, of Joppa, Laure Cummins, of Chicago, Beatrice and Helen Holt, of Boaz; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Two wives and seventeen children preceded him in death.

             (Zachariah Cummins married Mary Elizabeth Lacy on 6 Nov 1854, in Johnson Co., Ill.  Amos L. Cummings married Martha E. Anderson on 12 Mar 1878, in Johnson Co., Ill.  His second wife was Miriam Baker Jackson, who he married on 17 Sep 1885, supposedly in Boaz, Massac Co., Ill., but no official records of the marriage has been found.  Amos L. Cummins married Maggie Loven on 25 Jan 1897, in Massac Co., Ill.  According to his death certificate, Amos Lay__ Cummins, of Boaz, Ill., was born 26 Feb 1856, in Clay Co., Mo., the daughter of Zachariah and Elizabeth Cummins, died 29 Jun 1934, in Road District 4, Massac Co., Ill., husband of Maggie Cummins, and was buried in Anderson Cemetery.  His grave marker in Anderson Cemetery reads:  Amos L. Cummins 1856-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

CARD OF THANKS

             It is impossible for us to express in words our sincere thanks and appreciation for the sympathy and kindness shown by our friends and relatives at the loss of our dear wife, mother, daughter and sister, for the beautiful floral offerings, the undertaker, G. A. James, the choir, also Bro. J. L. Wall for his comforting words.  Words can never be uttered that would express how much we thank them.

Ray Varner and family

Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Ponder

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Varner and family

Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Featherston and family

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond McCord and family

W. R. Ponder and wife

Mr. and Mrs. Bryon Huson and family

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 13 Jul 1934:

MRS. ROSE ALMA STERN DIES AT HOME IN MOUNDS

             Mrs. Rose Alma Stern, age 56 years, died at her home in Mounds Wednesday morning at 1:30 o’clock following an illness of several years.

             Mrs. Stern was born in America, Illinois, and had always made her home in Pulaski County and for the past 24 years had resided in Mounds.

             Surviving her are her husband and four cousins, Mrs. Ed Smith, of Indianapolis, Ind., Fred, Charlie, and Ed Raub, of Mounds, and other relatives.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the residence followed by burial in Beech Grove Cemetery.  G. A. James directed the funeral.

             Casket bearers were Phillip Black, Charles Raub, Ed Raub, Al Decrow, Fred Raub, and Henry Stern.

             (Her death certificate states that Rose Alma Stern was born about 1878, the daughter of Chris Richter, and died 11 Jul 1934, in Mounds, Ill., the wife of Gus A. Stern.—Darrel Dexter)

 

“Scissor Grinder’s” Record Is Unfolding

             The life of Napoleon Turcotte, or “Scissor Grinder,” as he was called, is gradually unfolding as Joseph O’Sullivan state’s attorney, probes into it.  A small packet in his cabin with a few letters and things gave some indication of who he was.

             A high school invitation from Baroga, Mich., of 1910 has written in the back that Napoleon Turcotte married Miss Pauline Woodaga on Sept. 13, 1910, at Assinas, Mich.  Rev. M. Faust performed the ceremony.

             Then comes the list of children, John Baptiste Turcotte, born March 6, 1911, and the godmother and godfather.  The second child is Frances Margaret and the third Joseph Leo.

             Two legal papers were in the little black oilcloth pack, one of them the notice of a divorce suit filed against him by his wife in April 1918, charging him with nonsupport and asking the custody of two of her children, Frances age 5, and Joseph, age 3.  The other legal notice is the decree of the court, ordering the defendant to pay the costs and contribute to the upkeep of the family.

             There are two registration cards, showing that Turcotte registered for the army during the war and one indicates that he was accepted and given a number, but there is no indication that he went to war.

             A letter dated November 11, 1933, was found in his pack and was written by one of his daughters, who signed her name as Jean.  She wrote from Marion, Ark., and asked him to come there to live.  The letter was most friendly and cordial.

             That about completes the life of Joseph Napoleon Turcotte.  He was once married, was the father of children and was divorced and ordered to pay alimony.  Since then he has drifted about, here and there but has been here in his small houseboat for a long time.  He wished, apparently, to forget the past.

             It is said that he showed considerable ability as a mechanic and had made for himself a good stove from an old automatic body by cutting and riveting its parts together.

             Letters have gone out to a number of addresses, seeking to notify his children of his death and burial.  Up until today no replies had been received, but it is expected that some of his relatives will be reached.

             (He registered for the draft in World War I as Napoleon Joseph Louis Turcotte of Pinconning, Bay Co., Mich., born 11 Aug 1883, a self-employed cobbler and engine repairer.  His nearest relative was his mother, Delinda Goulette of Pinconning, Bay Co., Mich., and he was described as tall, medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. BETTIE WALLACE DIES AT HOME IN PADUCAH, KY.

             Mrs. Bettie Wallace, 60, wife of E. T. Wallace, of Paducah, passed away at her home in Paducah Monday afternoon, following a lingering illness.  Mrs. Wallace and family were former residents of Mound City and Mounds, having resided in Mounds for several years.  Mrs. Wallace has been ill for about fifteen years, but her condition became alarming about three weeks ago.  She was a member of the Eastern Stars, being a member of Queen of Egypt chapter at Mound City.

             Surviving her are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Alice Hardison; and two brothers and two sisters, and many other relatives and a large circle of friends.  Mrs. John Read in Mound City was a cousin of the deceased.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the residence, the Rev. W. O. Parr, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Three beautiful hymns were sung, being “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “In the Garden,” both favorites of Mrs. Wallace, and “Rock of Ages.”  Mrs. Wallace was never able to attend church, but she was a listener and an admirer of Rev. Parr’s sermons over the radio.  Rev. Parr stated at the funeral that he would broadcast a memorial for her on Monday evening between 7 and 8 o’clock.

             Interment was made in Oak Grove Cemetery and the Lindsey Funeral Service had charge of the funeral.  Casket bearers were Rube Ham, Ivy Ham, Gus Butler, Jesse Cole, Jack Norsworthy, and Oscar Anderson.

             (According to her death certificate, Bettie Ann Wallace, of 1715 No. 8th St., Paducah, McCracken Co., Ky., was born 18 Dec 1873,, in Livingston Co., Ky., the daughter of Mary Tracey, a native of Kentucky, died 9 Jul 1934, of cancer of the stomach, wife of E. T. Wallace, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Paducah, Ky.  Her grave marker in Oak Grove Cemetery in Paducah, Ky., reads:  Bettie A. Wallace Dec. 18, 1873 July 9, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Stewart attended the funeral of Eza Evans at Carterville the 3rd.  Mr. Evans died suddenly the first evening July between 10 and 11 o’clock, after parting of a hearty lunch.  (Perks)

 

Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Audie Moake of Chapel died July 4 and was buried at Chapel Cemetery Friday evening.  (Perks)

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Read, Mrs. J. W. Settlemoir, Mrs. Marie Davis and daughter, Miss Edith Camille, spent Saturday in Paducah the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Wallace.  Mrs. Wallace was critically ill at that time.  She passed away Monday afternoon and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. and Mrs. Read, Mrs. Settlemoir and Mrs. Davis went back to attend the funeral.

             (Her death certificate states that Bettie Ann Wallace, of 1715 N. 8th St., Paducah, Ky., was born 18 Dec 1873, in Livingston Co., Ky., the daughter of Mary Tracey, a native of Kentucky, father unknown, died 9 Jul 1934, in McCracken Co., Ky., of cancer of the stomach, wife of E. T. Wallace, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

SKELETON IN OVERALLS FOUND NORTH OF COBDEN

             A skeleton in overalls was buried Saturday morning in the Cobden Cemetery.  The grave is not marked, as the skeleton is unidentified and officials have no idea that it will ever be identified.

             While picking up coal along the Illinois Central right of way, about a mile and a quarter north of Cobden Friday afternoon, Tom Brimm made the gruesome find.  The skeleton of the man was lying about fifteen feet from the I. C. tracks on the west.

             All of the flesh was gone from the body except small patches on the hands and legs which made it possible to determine that the man was white.  Brimm reported the discovery to the authorities and after an inquiry by Coroner H. P. Taylor the skeleton was removed to the Broadway Funeral Home.—Cobden Review

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 13 Jul 1934:

Former Mounds Lady Dies

             Mrs. E. T. Wallace of Paducah, Ky., former resident of this city, died Monday afternoon in Paducah.

             She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Alice Hardison, and other more distant relatives.  Mrs. John Read of Mound City is a cousin.

             Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Mound City Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Paducah with burial in the cemetery at that place.

 

Rose Alma Stern

             Mrs. Rose Alma Stern, wife of Gus A. Stern, died about 1:30 o’clock Tuesday morning, July 10.  She had been a sufferer from asthma for a long period of time, nevertheless her death came unexpectedly.

             Mrs. Stern was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Richter who came to Pulaski County from Germany.  She was born at America 56 years ago and had lived in this county all her life.  She was married to Gus A. Stern of Mounds 24 years ago and they had spent their entire married life in this city.

             Surviving her are her husband, three cousins, Charles, Ed and Fred Raub, of Mounds, besides more distant relatives.

             Funeral services were conducted at the family home at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. C. Robert Dunlap, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Cairo officiating.  The music was furnished by the Mounds Methodist choir.  The casket bearers were Philip Black, Al DeCrow, Henry Stern, Charles, Ed and Fred Raub.  Interment was made in Beech Grove Cemetery with G. A. James conducting.

 

Mme. Marie Curie

             The death in France on July 4 of Mme. Curie, co-discoverer, with her husband, of radium, brought a distinct loss to the whole world.

             Twice Mme. Curie was given the Nobel Prize, the only person ever to be thus honored.

             Radium is believed to have hastened her death by the effect of constant radiations, to which she was exposed in her work.

             Mme. Curie had lived simply and in accordance with her request, was buried quietly, privately and with little ceremony in the same grave with her famous husband, who died 28 years ago.  She leaves two daughters.

             Funeral wreaths were sent by the French and Polish governments and by the majority of the radium laboratories in the world, including those in the United States and Canada.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 20 Jul 1934:

William Thomas Dick

             William Thomas Dick passed away at his home near Olmstead Wednesday about noon at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 13 days.

             Surviving him are a son, Adam Dick, and five grandchildren, his wife and two sons having preceded him to the great beyond.

             Mr. Dick was born in Kansas and ___ to the vicinity of Olmstead about 55 years ago.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Pentecostal church of which he was an active member.  Rev. Hallie Cor___ of Chasco officiated.

             Interment was made in Cache Chapel Cemetery with the Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak in charge.

 

Lonely Old Man Dies as He Had Lived

             C. A. Emely, watchmaker and jeweler, died about one o’clock Thursday afternoon, July 12, in a room in the J. J. Blum apartments on Front Street, away from any living relative.

             A number of years ago, perhaps ten, he came to the Chris Bauer jewelry store where he repaired watches and jewelry for Mr. Bauer for four years.  He came here from Casey, Ill., where he had been in business for himself for about forty years.  He went away and was in Anna for a while, returning to Mounds a year or so ago, alone and unemployed.  He was quiet and retiring seldom speaking unless addressed.

             His body was taken to the Ryan Funeral Home.  The death certificate showed his age to be 64 years, but those who knew him are inclined to believe he was in his seventies.

             He had nieces, nephews and cousins in Morrisville, Ill., we are informed, but no response came to messages and on Friday evening, about five o’clock, three acquaintances saw his body lowered into a shallow pauper’s grave without song or ceremony.

             (His death certificate states that C. A. Emely was born about 1869 and died 12 Jul 1934, in Mounds, Pulaski Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

COW TRAMPLES WOMAN TO DEATH

             Mrs. Mollie Killam, 68, was trampled to death by a cow at her home northwest of Shelbyville, Ill., Sunday.  She had gone to the barn to untie the cow and when she entered the stall she was crushed against the manger and fell under the animal’s hoofs.  She died within a few minutes.—Golconda Herald Enterprise

             (Her death certificate states that Mollie E. Killam was born 17 Aug 1866, in Shelby Co., Ill., the daughter of B. Wartham and Sarah E. Price, natives of Ohio, died 29 Jun 1934, in Ridge, Shelby Co., Ill., widow of John Killam, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, Ill.  Her marker there reads:  Mollie E. Killam 1866-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

BITE FROM MULE FATAL TO MOUNT CARROL MAN

             Charles Bennett, aged fifty-six, of Mount Carroll, passed away at a local hospital Sunday noon.  Death followed a two weeks’ illness and resulted from infection and peritonitis, caused by injuries suffered when Bennett was attacked by a mule in a pasture at his farm, two miles north of Mount Carroll, June 23.  Bennett had gone to a pasture where the animals were and as he approached a colt the mule bit him on the throat, knocking him to the ground.  Following the attack Bennett stopped at the barn on the premises, and then went to his dwelling, where a physician was summoned and his injury was treated.  More than a week later he complained of stomach pains and was advised to enter the local hospital, which he did July 4.  The following day an operation disclosed an acute infected condition of the abdomen.  At the time of the accident the victim stated that the animal had not trampled him.—Ogle County Reporter

             (Charles O. Bennett married Mary Estella Stiteley on 27 Nov 1902, in Carroll Co., Ill.  His marker in Oak Hill Cemetery in Mount Carroll, Carroll Co., Ill., reads:  Husband Charles O. Bennett 1878-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 20 Jul 1934:

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SARAH E. MORKERT

             Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E. Morkert, age 83, who passed away at her home in Grand Chain at 2:25 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Congregational church in Grand Chain, the Rev. C. S. Benninger officiating.  Interment was made in the Grand Chain cemetery by G. A. James, funeral director.

             Mrs. Morkert is survived by two sons, Edward and John, of Grand Chain; and a sister, Mrs. Eliza Bonner, of Alton, Illinois.  She had made her home in Grand Chain for the past 26 years.

             (Henry Morkert married Sarah E. Hooten on 28 Oct 1879, in Madison Co., Ill.  James S. Bonner married Martha E. Hooten on 16 Jul 1881, in Madison Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Sarah Ellen Morkert was born about 1851, and died 11 Jul 1934, in Grand Chain, Ill., the wife of Henry Morkert.  Her marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery reads:  Sarah E. Morkert 1851-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

ONE KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED IN CAIRO WEDNESDAY

             Ray Blue, of Meadville, Mo., about 19 years of age, was killed in Cairo Wednesday afternoon about 3:30 o’clock when a truck loaded with melons and driven by C. B. Simpson of the same town left the pavement and crashed into the porch of the house at 14th and Walnut where Mrs. Rachel Newsome, colored, sat on the porch.

             Blue was in the back of the truck and was thrown or fell out.  His head struck the pavement and he died of a fractured skull while being taken to the hospital.  Mrs. Newsome had her feet pinned at porch and they were so badly mashed that one leg had to be amputated below the knee that evening.

             The driver of the truck and two others escaped with minor injuries, none of them serious.  The truck was not badly damaged, nor was much damage done to the house.

             The cause of the accident seems to be uncertain.  Some thought liquor and some thought something went wrong with the truck.

             (His death certificate states that Ray Blue, a farmer of Nellyville, Mo., was born 9 Jan 1916, in Elisinon, Mo., the son of Andrew Blue, a native of Fredericktown, Mo., and Edith Graham, a native of Greenville, Mo., died 18 Jul 1934, in Cairo, Ill., and was buried in Hubble Switch, Butler Co., Mo.—Darrel Dexter)

 

WILLIAM THOMAS DICK DIES AT HOME NEAR OLMSTEAD

             William Thomas Dick passed away at his home near Olmstead Wednesday about noon.  He was 82 years and 13 days of age.  Mr. Dick was born in Kansas and moved to the vicinity of Olmstead about 55 years ago.

             Surviving him is a son, Adam Dick, and five grandchildren.  His wife and two sons preceded him in death some time ago.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon July 12, at the Pentecostal church of which he was an active member.  The Rev. Hallie Corzine, of Chasco, Illinois, officiated.  Interment was made in the Cache Chapel Cemetery the Wilson Funeral services of Karnak directing the funeral.

             (His death certificate states that William Thomas Dick was born 28 Oct 1851, in Arkansas, the son of John Dick, died 11 Jul 1934, in Road District 3, Pulaski Co., Ill., the husband of Mary Dick, and was buried in Cache Chapel Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Quite a few from here (Cache Chapel) attended the funeral of Uncle Tom Dick, who passed away Wednesday.  The funeral services were held at Cherry Valley Church Thursday and burial was made in the Cache Chapel Cemetery.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Curt, Mr. and Mrs. James Billingsley, and A. F. West attended the funeral of Amuel Ackleson Sunday in Cairo.  Mrs. West was formerly of this place (Cache Chapel).  Mr. Ackleson is a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. James Billingsley.

             (Emil Axelson married Della M. Gearing on 13 Oct 1900, in Alexander Co., Ill.  According to the death certificate, Emil Axelson was born 28 Jan 1868, in Sweden, died 13 Jul 1934, in Cairo, Ill., husband of Effie Axelson, and was buried in Mounds, Ill.  His marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds reads:  Emil Axleson 1868-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Jim Hughes, of Illmo, Mo., was here (Cache Chapel) Sunday to attend the funeral of Mr. Ackleson.

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 27 Jul 1934:

MRS. BERNICE ESCUE DIES AT HOME IN BUNCOMBE

             Mrs. Bernice Escue passed away at her home in Buncombe, Illinois, Saturday, July 21, at the age of 43 years.

             Surviving her are her husband, Fred Escue; three daughters, Mrs. O. O. Mowery, Mt. Carmel, Bernice and Genevieve; a son, James Thornton; and her father, James Gibson, all of Buncombe.

             Funeral services were held in the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Bryant officiating.  

Interment was made in the Terry Cemetery, Goreville.  The Wilson Funeral Service directed the funeral.

             (Her death certificate states that Bernice Escue, of Buncombe, Ill., was born 16 Jun 1891, in Goreville, Ill., the daughter of James A. Gibson, a native of Goreville, Ill., and Fleeta Ridenhower, a native of Vienna, Ill., died 24 Jul 1934, in Buncombe, Ill., of myocarditis and malaria, wife of Fred Escue, and was buried in Terry Cemetery, Goreville, Johnson Co., Ill.  Her marker in Cana Cemetery in Goreville, Ill., reads:  Bernice Escue 1891-1934 Fred Escue 1892-1967.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MOTHER OF LATE MRS. ETTA BROWNER DIES IN CAIRO

             Mrs. Margaret Kennedy, age 83 years, mother of the late Mrs. M. F. Browner, died at her home in Cairo Tuesday night at 7:22 o’clock following an illness which dated from Mother’s Day, May 13.

             Funeral services will be held at nine o’clock this morning at St. Joseph’s Church and interment will be in the Villa Ridge cemetery.  Karcher Brothers will have charge of the funeral arrangements.

             Surviving Mrs. Kennedy are three children, Mrs. Mary Ross, of Kansas City, Mo., Miss Maude Kennedy, of Cairo, and John Kennedy, also of Cairo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

             (The death certificate states that Margaret Kennedy was born 29 May 1846, in County Cavan, Ireland, the daughter of John Smiteh and Rose Fitzpatrick, natives of County Cavan, Ireland, died 29 Jul 1934, in Cairo, Alexander Co., Ill., wife of James Kennedy, and was buried in Villa Ridge, Ill.  Her marker in Calvary Cemetery in Villa Ridge, Ill., reads:  Margaret Kennedy July 29, 1934 Mother.—Darrel Dexter)

 

BROTHER OF W. T. PARKER DIES IN CHICAGO

             Jode Parker, brother of W. T. Parker, of this city, passed away Saturday night in Chicago following a prolonged illness. Mr. Parker is a former resident of Cairo.

             Mr. Parker is survived by a sister, Mrs. Betty Linker, of Chicago; and two brothers, D. F. Parker, of Anna, and W. T. Parker of Mound City.  His parents were pioneer residents of this community, coming here in 1861.  The family is well known in Cairo and the surrounding community.

             Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Frederickson Chapel, 3154 North Clark Street.

             (His death certificate states that Jode P. Parker, a night watchman, of Chicago, Ill., was born about 1866 in Illinois, died 21 Jul 1934, in Elgin, Kane Co., Ill., and was buried in Chicago, Ill.  His marker in Acacia Park Cemetery in Chicago reads:  J. P. Parker 1866-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

DAUGHTER OF CYPRESS COUPLE DIES

             Mary Louise Russell, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Russell, of Cypress, died Friday, July 20, at the age of 22 months.

             Funeral services were held in the Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock, the Rev. A. M. Troutman, pastor of the church, officiating.  Interment was made in the Masonic cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak was in charge of the funeral.

             (According to the death certificate, Mary Louise Russell was born 4 Sep 1932, in Cypress, Ill., the son of Leonard A. Russell, a native of Dongola, Ill., and Afton Marie Davis, a native of Vienna, Ill., died 20 Jul 1934, in Cypress, Johnson Co., Ill., and was buried at Cypress.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LONNIE B. SNELL

             Funeral services for Lonnie Burton Snell, who passed away Wednesday, July 18, at his home in Karnak, were held Friday, July 20, at the M. E. church in Karnak at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Douglas Berry, pastor of the Baptist church of Christopher, Illinois, officiating.  Interment was made in the Anderson Cemetery, the Modern Woodman Lodge having charge of the services at the cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Services, Karnak, had charge of the funeral.

             Mr. Snell is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Snell; a son, Lonnie Carrol; a daughter, Sylvia Sue; his mother, Mrs. Sarah Effie Reed; and stepfather, R. J. Reed; six sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Weatherford, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., Mrs. Martha Gadesiabois, of East Moline, Mrs. Dolly Sipe, of Chicago, Mrs. Thomas Little, of Mound City, Mrs. Gertrude Cummins, of Boaz, Illinois, and Mrs. Ethel Hanle, of Karnak; four brothers, Fred, Robert, Amos and Billy, all of Karnak.

             He had lived in the Karnak community about 24 years and has worked at the box factory and on J. G. Martin’s farm.  For the past year he had been working in the post offices in Karnak.  He was well liked by everyone in the community and his passing is deeply regretted by his friends.

             (The death certificate states that Lonnie Burton Snell was born about 1904, the son of Charles William Snell and Sarah Effie Reed, died 18 Jul 1934, in Karnak, Ill., the husband of Dorothy Snell.—Darrel Dexter)

 

AUNT OF MOUND CITY WOMAN DIES AT HOME IN KENTUCKY

             Mrs. John Read of Mound City received a message Monday morning stating that her aunt, Mrs. Kittie Love, age 86 years, had passed away at her home near Smithland, Kentucky, Sunday morning.  

Mrs. Love resided in Mound City several years ago and was a sister of the late Mrs. Mary A. Hamilton, mother of Mrs. Read, who passed away in Mound City ten years ago.  She was Mrs. Alice Hardison’s grandmother, who formerly resided in Mounds and was employed at the telephone office while living in Mounds.  Mrs. Hardison’s mother, Mrs. E. T. Wallace, was just buried two weeks ago.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Love Monday afternoon.

             (The death certificate states that Kittie Love was born in Kentucky, the daughter of Lit and Nancy Mitchell, natives of Kentucky, died 22 Jul 1934, of mitral insufficiency with nephritis and dropsy, in Livingston Co., Ky., age 83 years, 9 months, and 20 days, and was buried in Ross Cemetery in Vicksburg, Livingston Co., Ky.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 27 Jul 1934:

Mary Louise Russell

             Mary Louise Russell, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Russell of Cypress, died Friday, July 20th, age 22 months.  Funeral services were held at the Baptist church on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock.  Rev. A. M. Troutman, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated.  Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak was in charge.

 

Mrs. Bernice Escue

             Mrs. Bernice Escue passed away at her home in Buncombe Saturday, July 21, age 43 years.

             She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Fred Escue; three daughters, Mrs. O. O. Mowery, of Mt. Carroll, Bernice and Genevieve; a son, James Thornton; and a father, James Gibson, all of Buncombe.

             Funeral services were held in the Buncombe M. E. Church Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Bryant of Creal Springs officiating.  Interment was made in Terry Cemetery, Goreville.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

 

Lonnie Burton Snell

             Lonnie Burton Snell passed away at Karnak, Illinois, Wednesday morning, July 18, about 8:30 at the age of 30 years, 6 months, and 5 days.  Surviving him are his wife, Dorothy Snell; a son, Lonnie Carroll; one daughter, Sylvia Sue; his mother, Sarah Effie Reed; father, R. J. Reed; six sisters, Sylvia Weatherford, Mt. Vernon, Ind., Martha Godesiabois, East Moline, Dolly Sipe, Chicago, Mrs. Tom Little, Mound City, Gertrude Cummins, Boaz, and Ethel Hanie of Karnak; four brothers, Fred, Robert, Amos and Billy, all of Karnak.

             Funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Karnak, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Douglas Berry, pastor of the Baptist Church of Christopher, officiating.  Interment was made in the Anderson Cemetery.  The M. W. A. Lodge of which he was a member was in charge of the grave.  The funeral was directed by the Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 3 Aug 1934:

Aged Colored Man Dies at Villa Ridge

             Ira Chandler, colored, of Villa Ridge, died Friday morning, July 27.  He had been employed for many years on the R. L. Spaulding farm.  Funeral services were held Monday with burial in Villa Ridge cemetery.  Surviving are his widow, four sons, all of Villa Ridge; and a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Bugg of Mounds.

             (Ira Chandler, 22, of Villa Ridge, Ill., born in Illinois, son of Esq. Chandler and Catherine Wady, married on 24 Mar 1896, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Ella Vincent, 19, of Villa Ridge, born in Illinois, daughter of James Vincent and Clucy Coleman.  The death certificate states that Ira Chandler was born about 1875, the son of Squire Chandler, and died 27 Jul 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the husband of Ella Chandler.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Anna Pulliam

             Mrs. Anna Pulliam, age 43, died at her home near Belknap, Illinois, Thursday evening at five o’clock.

             Surviving her are her husband, Ed Pulliam; two daughters, Dorothea and Hazel; a sister, Pearl Wiggins of Ridgeway; and two brothers, Guy and Claud Hudgins of Eldorado.  Her mother died one month ago.

             Funeral services were held at the M. E. church at Belknap Saturday afternoon at two o’clock.  Joe Crawford officiated, assisted by Rev. Browning.  Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service directed the funeral.

             (Her death certificate states that Ruby Anna Pulliam was born 22 Jul 1891, in Eldorado, Ill., the son of W. B. Hudgins, a native of Saline Co., Ill., and Lou Jordan, a native of White Co., Ill., died 26 Jul 1934, in Road District 10, Johnson Co., Ill., wife of Ed Pulliam, and was buried in Belknap Cemetery.  Her marker in Belknap Masonic Cemetery in Belknap, Ill., reads:  Mother Anna Pulliam Jul 22, 1891 Jul 26, 1934 Father Edd Pulliam May 18, 1888 Jul 1, 1964.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Body of Missing Pulaski Man Believed Found

             The body of Charles Curry, missing Pulaski man, may have been found in St. John’s River, Florida, according to reports from police headquarters at Jacksonville, Fla.

             The description of the body seems to agree with that of the missing man and a spectacle case found in the clothing bears the name of Dr. James Dunn of Cairo from whom Mr. Curry had purchased glasses.  An optometrist’s description of the glasses found on the body corresponds to the description of Mr. Curry’s glasses.

             Mr. Curry, former president of the now closed Citizens Bank of Pulaski, left home June 11.  On the morning of June 12, his niece, Mrs. Bertha Manwaring, of Pulaski received a letter from him postmarked Cairo, June 11, in which he said he was too old and too sick to work, that he was broke financially, that he did not wish to become a burden to anyone therefore intended to drown himself.

             It is thought he went to Florida and committed the act there, thinking his body would never be recognized so far from home.

             In the last months he had complained frequently of lapses of memory.

 

“Grandma” Rendleman Notes Changes on 93rd Birthday

             Mrs. Agnes Rendleman, known to relatives and friends in this vicinity as “Grandma” Rendleman, will observe her 93rd birthday today on Bald Knob at the same spot she and her late husband began housekeeping 73 years ago.

             She is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rendleman, who are living in the home on top of Bald Knob and in renewing acquaintances with friends she has not seen for many years.

             She arrived at the Knob on Sunday and marveled at the new road and other improvements that have been made in that section.  While she said that she probably would not climb up the new observation tower, she declared she had been up in the old one, which was attached to the house, at least a thousand times.

             As a bride she first came to the Bald Knob in 1861, but she says that it really doesn’t seem so long ago.  Despite her age, she is in remarkably good health and aside from the fact that her hearing is slightly impaired, she says that she feels as good as she did when she first moved to the knob.—Cobden Review

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 3 Aug 1934:
SON OF “SCISSORS GRINDER” LOCATED IN SALEM, OREGON

John Turcotte, son of N. J. L. Turcotte, better known as the “Scissors Grinder,” has been located in Salem, Oregon, and notified of the death of his father.  It is expected that he will visit here in the near future.

This son was located through the efforts of Mrs. Jennie Richardson, who works at the post office.  Some time ago this son visited in Mound City and upon leaving left a forwarding address of Salem, Oregon.

Following the death of N. J. L. Turcotte, Mrs. Richardson sent a post card to Salem with instructions to forward it to the address of Turcotte, if he was not there.  However, the postcard reached him in Salem and he has answered, asking a number of questions concerning his father’s boat, etc. and stating that he is going to try to come to Mound City in the near future.

BODY OF CHARLES CURRY REPORTED FOUND IN FLORIDA

The body of Charles Curry, of Pulaski, was reported to have been found in the St. John’s River near Jacksonville, Fla.  The body was found last week and identity was established through a spectacle case which had the name of Dr. James Dunn, Cairo, Ill.  The spectacles were identified with those owned by Curry.

Curry left home around June 11, writing a letter that he intended to end his life because he was financially broke and his health was bad. He had not been heard of since.

Curry disappeared from Pulaski once before and returned to tell a strange story of being kidnapped and carried far south.

A brother and George Crain, undertaker of Pulaski, have gone to Jacksonville to establish identity.  If identity is established, the body will be brought back, it is understood, for burial.

Curry was once very prominent in Pulaski and was generally liked.  The depression, with the losses and with other complicated turns of business, brought trouble which may have come into court.  These worried him, for by nature he was a man of kindly turn, and the supposition is that he made good his threat to end his life and drowned himself in the river far away, hoping never to be found or identified.

(A marker in Rose Hill Cemetery at Pulaski reads:  Charles W. Curry 1870-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

CHARLES BURGESS DIES AT HOME IN WETAUG

Charles Burgess, age 31, died at his home in Wetaug Tuesday morning following a lingering illness of tuberculosis.

By his request there was no funeral service.  Interment was made near Wetaug at two o’clock Wednesday under the direction of E. J. Ford, of Dongola.

Surviving him are five children, Clifford of Vienna, Paul, Virginia, Ralph and Ruthy, all at home.

(His marker in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Wetaug, Ill., reads:  Charles Burgess Sept. 12, 1883 July 30, 1934 Myrtle Burgess Nov. 14, 1892 Feb. 16, 1924.—Darrel Dexter)

MRS. ELVIS KESLER DIES AT HOME NEAR ULLIN

Mrs. Ruthie Pearl Kesler, age 20 years, wife of Elvis Kesler, died at her home on a farm near Ullin Sunday evening 6 o’clock.

Funeral services were held at Mt. Pisgah Church near Wetaug Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Roy Shelton, of Karnak officiating.

Interment was made in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, E. J. Ford directing the funeral.

Surviving her are her husband, an eight months old baby, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Eddleman, of Perks; one brother and two sisters, Mrs. Ivah Casper, of Dongola, and Mrs. Ruby Ditterline, of Cypress.

(Her death certificate states that Ruthie Pearl Kesler was born 4 Feb 1914, in Perks, Ill., the son of Will Eddleman, a native of Dongola, Ill., and Mary Davis, a native of Kentucky, died 29 Jul 1934, in Road District 6, Alexander Co., Ill., wife of Elvis Kesler, and was buried at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 10 Aug 1934:
CARD OF THANKS

We take this means of expressing our appreciation for the kindness and sympathy of our many friends during the sickness and death of our baby and for the many beautiful flowers.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Greenlee

Mrs. Kate Danby is critically ill at her home on Main Street in the apartment over Bode’s Drug Store.  Mrs. Danby has been in poor health for some time, but her condition took a turn for the worse about a week ago and since that time she has been in a very serious condition.

MILLIE W. LAWRENCE DIES AT HOME IN DONGOLA

Millie W. Lawrence, age 24, died at his home in Dongola, Sunday morning at 9:15 following an illness of but a few days.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Chapel near Dongola Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by the Rev. A. J. Troutman of Cypress.  E. J. Ford directed the funeral.

Surviving him are his wife, Verna Lawrence; and one child, Virginia; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lawrence; four brothers, Charlie, Grant, Jesse and Billie, a twin to the deceased; and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Porterfield.

(His death certificate states that Millie Willard Lawrence was born 13 Oct 1909, in Johnson Co., Ill., the son of George Lawrence and Izetta M. Davault, natives of Union Co., Ill., died 5 Aug 1934, in Road District 3, Union Co., Ill., husband of Verna Lawrence, and was buried in Chapel Cemetery.  His marker in Christian Chapel Cemetery near Dongola reads:  Millie Lawrence Oct. 13, 1909 Aug. 5, 1934 Verna Lawrence his wife Nov. 25, 1908-.—Darrel Dexter)

MRS. ANNA E. EASTWOOD DIES AT HOME EAST OF PULASKI

Mrs. Anna Elberta Eastwood, age 60 years and 14 days, wife of Lee Eastwood, passed away at her home east of Pulaski Monday evening at 4 o’clock following an illness of several months.  Mrs. Eastwood suffered from a complication of diseases.

In 1894 she was united in marriage to Lee Eastwood and in this union two daughters and one son were born, the two daughters dying in infancy.  Besides her husband and son, Irvin Eastwood, she is survived by one brother, John Lackey, of Mound City; one sister, Mrs. Laura DeRox, of Los Angeles, Calif.; a half-brother, Oscar Burnett; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the New Concord Church near Ullin where she had been a member since she was 23 years of age, the Rev. Elmer Smith, pastor of the church, officiating.  Rev. Smith used for his text, “Have thine home ready,” and his remarks were very impressive.  The choir of the Ullin church furnished the music and sang three beautiful hymns, “The Old Rugged Cross,” “Death Is Only a Dream,” and “When They Ring Those Golden Bells.”  Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery at Pulaski.  W. J. Rhymer directed the funeral.

(Lee Eastwood, 33, born in Pulaski Co., Ill., son of Joshua Eastwood and Anna Thornton, married on 18 Jan 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Annie A. Lackey, 20, born in Pulaski Co., Ill., daughter of Cyrus M. Lackey and Anna Peeler.  Cyrus N. Lackey married Anna N. Peeler on 31 Aug 1864, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Anna Elberta Eastwood was born 21 Jul 1874, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the daughter of Cyrus Lackey, a native of Pulaski, Ill., and Vina Peeler, a native of Dongola, Ill., died 6 Aug 1934, in Pulaski Co., Ill., wife of Lee Eastwood, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Her marker in Rose Hill Cemetery at Pulaski, Ill., reads:  Anna Eastwood Mother 1874-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

INFANT SON OF MR. AND MRS GREENLEE DIES

Tommy Allen, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Greenlee, of Mound City, passed away Saturday evening at 6 o’clock having lived about forty-two hours.  He was not ill until Saturday morning at about 4 o’clock he became ill and although all that loving hands could do was done, he passed away Saturday evening.

The parents have a host of friends in Mound City who extend them sympathy.  Mr. Greenlee is a teacher in the Mound City Community High School.

Services were held in the Concord Church.

(The death certificate states that Tommy Allen Greenlee was born 3 Aug 1934, in Mound City, Ill., the son of Julian Greenlee and Ruth Allen, natives of McLeansboro, Ill., died 4 Aug 1934, in Mound City, Ill., and was buried in Concord Cemetery near McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

DOUBLE FUNERAL SERVICES

Double funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, August 1, for Mrs. Orpha Martin and Joseph J. Shirk, brother and sister, who were killed in a train wreck near Cabool, Mo., Sunday, July 29.  Mrs. Martin and Mr. Shirk were en route to Springfield, Mo., where they intended to visit their sister, Mrs. M. A. Brewer, when a train struck their car.

The services were held in the Methodist church in Belknap.  Mr. Shirk had been an invalid about 3 years.  The bodies arrived in Belknap early Tuesday morning and were taken to the home of Mrs. Martin.  The Rev. Browning assisted by Rev. Atty of Joppa officiated at the funeral.

Interment of the body of Mrs. Martin was made in the Masonic Cemetery, Belknap, and the body of Mr. Shirk was interred in the cemetery at Joppa.

The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

(A marker in Belknap Masonic Cemetery reads:  Orpha C. Martin Dec. 9, 1861 July 29, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

BROTHER-IN-LAW OF MOUND CITY MAN PASSES AWAY

Monroe W. McCartney, age 72, brother-in-law of I. B. Huckleberry of Mound City, passed away at his home in Metropolis, Ill., at 4:30 p.m. Friday after a lingering illness.

Mr. McCartney was formerly principal of the Lowell School of Mound City and was also instructor in the Grand Chain schools, as well as other schools in Illinois and Missouri.  He was greatly beloved by all who knew him and his former students regarded him as one of their greatest friends.  In Vienna where he was principal his students of three generations united in dedicating a bronze tablet in memory of his long and faithful service.

In 1895 Mr. McCartney was united in marriage to Ida M. Huckleberry, of this city, who proved herself to be a helpmate and an appreciated companion, untiring to him in her devotion during his illness.
Three children were born to this union, Mary Neale, who died in infancy, Mrs. Marcia Mae Howell, of New York, and Mrs. Allbeth Holgate, of Chicago.  Besides his wife and daughters, the deceased is survived by six sisters, Mrs. Lizze Stroud, of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Grace E. Trousdale, Mrs. Annie Slimpert, Mrs. Carrie Weaver, and Mrs. Hope Jackson, of Metropolis and Mrs. Kate Holifield, of Brookport as well as a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Christian church at Metropolis.

(Marcus Neeley McCartney, 32, of Vienna, Ill., teacher, born in Metropolis, married on 29 Aug 1895, in Pulaski Co., Ill., Ida May Huckleberry, 29, of Mound City, Ill.  Doric F. Slimpert married Anna McCartney, 23 Dec 1893, in Massac Co., Ill.  John N. Weaver married Caroline D. McCartney on 20 Aug 1894, in Massac Co., Ill.  According to the death certificate, Marcus N. McCartney, school professor, was born 2 Dec 1862, in Metropolis, Ill., the son of J. F. McCartney, a native of Scotland, and Elizabeth McGee, died 3 Aug 1934, in Metropolis, Ill., husband of Ida H. McCartney, and was buried in Masonic Cemetery at Metropolis.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 10 Aug 1934:

Charles Curry Buried Sunday

             Charles Curry of Pulaski, who disappeared June 11 and whose body was removed from St. John’s River near Jacksonville, Fla., on July 26, and identified Aug. 1 by his brother, Olen Curry, of Pulaski, was buried Sunday afternoon, the funeral services being held at Mount Pleasant Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.  The Rev. A. A. Crippen officiated at the church and the rites at the grave were in charge of the Masonic Lodge to which Mr. Curry had belonged for many years.  George C. Crain was the funeral director.

             Mr. Curry had been both cashier and president of the Citizens State Bank of Pulaski which closed voluntarily following its reopening after the Banking Holiday.

             Surviving him are four sisters, Mrs. Essie Reeves, Mrs. E. J. Lackey, and Mrs. Laura Bankson, all of Pulaski, and Mrs. George Mumford of Ullin; also one brother, Olen Curry of Pulaski.

 

Mrs. Lee Eastwood

             Mrs. Anna E. Eastwood, wife of Lee Eastwood, died Monday evening, August 6, at her home near Ullin following a long illness.

             Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Eastwood Church, the Rev. Elmer Smith officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery near Pulaski.

 

Prof. M. N. McCartney of Metropolis Dies

             M. N. McCartney, 72, of Metropolis, one of the prominent educators of Southern Illinois, died at his home Friday, Aug. 3, following a long illness.

             Professor McCartney was superintendent of the Mound City schools for a number of years and through his efforts the Mound City High School was organized.  He also taught in Grand Chain.  He was connected with the Vienna and other Johnson County schools for 18 years and taught in Massac County for 11 years.

             In 1895 Mr. McCartney was married to Ida M. Huckleberry of Mound City.  He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Marcia Mae Howell of New York and Mrs. Alizabeth Holgate of Chicago; a number of grandchildren and six sisters.  He was a brother-in-law of I. B. Huckleberry of Mound City.

 

ELDORADO DENTIST’S SLAYER WANTS NEW TRIAL

             Harold St. Clair, who was sentenced to die in the electric chair at the Southern Illinois penitentiary, a few weeks ago wants a new trial.  His attorneys, Joe Bartley and William Denton, visited him in the penitentiary the latter part of last week.

             Attorneys for St. Clair have entered a motion to set aside the judgement and sentence of the court and grant leave to withdraw the plea of guilty.

             St. Clair now claims that the dentist assaulted him with a wrench after becoming enraged.  St. Clair said that he then pulled a gun and shot him in the left shoulder and the doctor ran for his car.  “Believing that he would return with some heavy garden tools which were in the car, I shot him again and he fell before reaching the car,” St. Clair stated.

             The reason for not giving any motive at, or before the trial, for the killing, he said that he was so tired and imbued with pain caused by over 2,000 people passing his cell and jeering at him and the fact that everyone seemed unfriendly toward him, he just lost all interest and did not care at the time what the outcome would be.

             The motion asks for an early hearing, but it is probable that it will not be held until October.—Vienna Times

 

Uncover a Will Drawn 18 Years before Revolution

             A last will and testament drawn 18 years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, but still legible, today was uncovered among the heirlooms of Emerson Andrew at Sycamore, Ill.  The parchment document penned and sealed on Aug. 6, 1757, by Samuel Daviss at Massachusetts Bay, was 177 years old Monday.  Daviss bequeathed his home property, a horse and cattle to his wife.  He gave each of three daughters a share in other land holdings and stock.  To one surviving son he left 26 pounds of “lawful silver money” and to a kinsman left 20 pounds “providing he behaved well.”

 

Brother and Sister Die in Auto Wreck

             Double funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Orpha Martin, 72, and Joseph J. Shirk, 79, who were killed at a railroad crossing near Cabool, Mo., Sunday, July 29th.

             Mrs. Martin was the wife of the late Dr. Owen Martin and was a prominent figure in Belknap and took an active part in the church and community.

             Her brother, who was killed with her, had been an invalid for about eight years.

             The bodies arrived in Belknap early Tuesday morning and were taken to the home of Mrs. Martin.  Services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 in the M. E. church, Belknap, of which she was an active member.  Rev. Browning, pastor of the church, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Atty of Joppa.

             Interment of the body of Mrs. Martin was made in the Masonic Cemetery, Belknap, and the body of Mr. Shirk was interred in the cemetery at Joppa.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak was in charge.

             (Owen P. Martin married Orpha Shirk on 26 Feb 1882, in Johnson Co., Ill.  Joseph Shirk married Sarah A. Carson on 2 Jan 1881, in Massac Co., Ill.  Her marker in Belknap Masonic Cemetery in Johnson Co., Ill., reads:  Orpha C. Martin Dec. 9, 1861 July 29, 1934.   A marker in I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Joppa, Massac Co., Ill., reads:  J. J. Shirk 1855-1934 His wife Sarah A. Shirk 1861-1904.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 17 Aug 1934:

William B. Ham Passes Away

             William B. Ham passed away at his home near Olmstead, Friday morning, August 10, about five thirty, at the age of 48 years.

             He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Phena Ham; one son, Clarence; two half-brothers, Ned of Waverly, Illinois, and Charles, whose address is unknown; one sister, Della Pickett, Ina, Illinois; and two half-sisters, Savilla McCullorch, of Nebraska, and Minerva Pope, of DeSoto, Missouri.

             Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal church, Karnak, Sunday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Harve Ward, of Centralia, Illinois, officiating.

             Interment was made in the West Eden Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

             (His birth certificate states that Willy Birddo Ham was born 13 Mar 1885, in Butler Co., Mo., the son of Amos H. Ham and Cynthia A. Westmoland.  His death certificate states that William B. Ham, farmer, was born 13 Mar 1885, in Butler Co., Mo., the son of Amos H. Ham and Cynthia West___, natives of Butler Co., Mo., died 10 Aug 1934, in Illinois, and was buried in West Eden Cemetery in Johnson Co., Ill.  His marker there reads:  Phena M. Ham 1890-1979 Willie B. Ham 1885-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MAN SAVED FROM POTTER’S FIELD HAS MILITARY FUNERAL

             The story was told here this week of how Robert Harris, 50, former resident of Grand Center, who two weeks ago was about to be buried in the potter’s field at St. Louis, was identified and given a military funeral at Jefferson Barracks.

             He was a nephew of Mrs. John Phillips, of this city, and Tom McAnally, of Marion, R. 1.  He was an orphan boy and was reared by G. “Wash” Harris in the Grand Central District.  He served in the U. S. Navy for nine years and was honorably discharged.  He had been making his home in St. Louis.

             R. W. Jones read a news story where a Robert Harris, 50, died in St. Louis from heat prostration.  Believing him to be a relative of Mrs. Phillips, he informed them of the notice.  The word passed on to Tom McAnally and Nellie Harris, a sister of the deceased, who had her son in St. Louis to make inquiry at the morgue.  He was able to identify his uncle.  They were to have buried him that day in the potter’s field.

             Investigation revealed that the deceased owned a lot in the government cemetery at Jefferson Barracks, where he was given an impressive military funeral.—Johnston City Progress

             (His marker in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery section 23, grave 12779L, in St. Louis, Mo., reads:  Robert E. Harris Pvt. U.S. Army World War I July 25, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

CIVIL WAR VETERAN FALLS, FRACTURES HIP

             Uncle George H. Huffman is suffering from a fractured hip caused by a fall at the corner of Jackson Bros. store Monday morning.  Uncle George was walking along the sidewalk and a son of Charlie Thomas, turned around and not noticing Mr. Huffman ran into him accidentally and knocked him to the walk.  Uncle George, having only the right arm, was unable to break the fall, falling on the left side.  He was carried to the office of Dr. E. A. Veach where he received treatment and is resting as well as could be expected.—Vienna Times

             (George W. Huffman married Mary A. Jones on 6 Feb 1868, in Johnson Co., Ill.  George W. Huffman, 19, of Vienna, Ill., 5’7”, with dark hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, farmer, born in North Carolina, enlisted 2 Feb 1864, in Vienna, Ill., as a private in Co. G, 14th Illinois Cavalry and was taken prisoner of war.  His death certificate states that George H. Huffman, farmer, was born 30 Dec 1844, in Guilford Co., N.C., the son of Hillary Huffman, and Salome Clapp, natives of North Carolina, died 20 Dec 1934, in Vienna, Johnson Co., Ill., husband of Mary A. Huffman, and was buried in Fraternal Cemetery in Bloomfield Township, Johnson Co., Ill.  The application of a military headstone states that George H. W. Huffman was a private in Co. G 14th Illinois Calvary, died 20 Dec 1934, and was buried in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

THIRD COUSIN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN DIES NEAR ULLIN

             Louisa Elizabeth Sheffer, age 72, died at her home near Ullin, Aug. 15, following an illness of about a year duration.

             She leaves her aged companion, W. J. Sheffer, and the following children:  Willis Sheffer of Ullin, Mrs. Pearl Schnaare of Grand Chain, Mrs. Myrtle Rivers of Jonesboro, and Wilburn Sheffer of Rensslear, Ind.  Mrs. Sheffer was a third cousin of Abraham Lincoln.  Her grandfather was a Hanks and he was a brother of Nancy Hanks.—Dongola Record

             (Her death certificate states that Louisa Elizabeth Sheffer was born 3 Jun 1862, in Marion Co., Ill., the daughter of William Hanks and Phoeba Simms natives of Tennessee, died 5 Aug 1934, in Road District 3, Pulaski Co., Ill., the wife of William Jackson Sheffer, and was buried in Simms Cemetery in Alexander Co., Ill.  Her marker there reads:  William J. Sheffer Father Mar. 18, 1856 Oct. 2, 1934 Louisa E. Sheffer Mother June 3, 1862 Aug. 5, 1934 Gone but not forgotten.—Darrel Dexter)


The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 17 Aug 1934:
WILLIAM B. HAM PASSES AWAY AT HOME NEAR OLMSTEAD

William B. Ham, age 43 years, died at his home near Olmstead, Illinois, Friday at 5:30 a.m.
Surviving him are his widow, Phena Ham; a son, Clarence; two half-brothers, Ned, of Waverly, Illinois, and Charles, whose address is unknown.  He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Delia Pickell, of Ina, Illinois; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Savilla McCullorch, of Nebraska and Mrs. Minerva Pope of DeSoto, Mo.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Pentecostal church in Karnak, with the Rev. Harvey Ward of Centralia officiating.  Interment was made in West Eden Cemetery the Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directing the funeral.


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROBERT BAKER

Funeral services for Robert Baker, age 8 years, who passed away at the Hale Willard Memorial Hospital at Anna Tuesday night at 10:30 o’clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Baptist Church, the Rev. W. J. Ward officiating.  Interment was made in the I.O. O. F. Cemetery.

The little boy is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baker; three brothers, Harold, Richard and Paul Gene; and a sister, Bonita.

He also leaves two grandmothers, Mrs. Marshall, of Anna, and Mrs. Dessie Hinkle, of Dongola.

(His death certificate states that Robert Warren Baker was born 18 Jun 1926, in Dongola, Ill., the son of Frank Baker and Genevia Hinkle, natives of Dongola, Ill., died 7 Aug 1934, in Anna, Ill., and was buried at Dongola.   His marker in Dongola I. O. O. F. Cemetery reads:  Robert Warren Baker June 18, 1926 Aug. 7, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

HARRY SMITH DIES AT HOME IN DONGOLA

Harry M. Smith, age 43, died at his home in Dongola Thursday morning of last week at about 3 o’clock following a lingering illness of tuberculosis.

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Ruth Smith, and the following children:  James, Roy, Velma, Leo, and Bobby, all of Dongola.  He also leaves the following brothers and sister:  Ben Smith, of Jonesboro, Illinois, Walter of Leachville, Ark., Orlin, of Topeka, Kansas, and Mrs. Laura Dillow, of Carbondale, Ill.

Funeral services were held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock at his late residence, conducted by Rev. W. J. Ward.  Interment was made in the Dongola I. O. O. F. Cemetery.

(James G. Smith married Malinda A. Dexter on 21 Mar 1869, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that Henry Mertz Smith was born 4 Oct 1891, in Ullin, Ill., the son of James G. Smith, a native of North Carolina, and Malinda Dexter, a native of Illinois, died 9 Aug 1934, in Dongola, Ill., the husband of Ruth Smith, and was buried at Dongola.—Darrel Dexter)

MRS. JULIA ANN BUIE DIES AT HOME NEAR DONGOLA

Mrs. Julia Ann Buie, age 93, died at her home on a farm near Dongola Sunday evening about 3 o’clock following an illness of one week.

She leaves her husband, T. B. Buie, and the following children:  Mrs. Pauline Breardon and Samuel Mowel, of Knoxville, Tenn., John Mowel, of Bush, Illinois, Amos Mowel, of Arkansas and Cecil Jordan, of Cairo.

She also leaves three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Unie Thomas, of Simpson, Illinois, Mrs. Lizzie Karraker, and Mrs. Rebecca Ragsdale, of Buncombe, John Light and Leight Light, also of Buncombe.
Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon conducted by the Rev. Eli Dunn.  Interment was made in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

(Julia Light married William Mowel on 8 Feb 1874, in Hawkins Co., Tenn.  Her death certificate states that Julia Ann Buie was born 11 Feb 1841, in Tennessee, the daughter of John Light and Anna Jane Skelton, natives of Tennessee, died 12 Aug 1934, in Union Co., Ill., wife of T. B. Buie, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Her marker in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Buncombe, Johnson Co., Ill., reads:  Julia A. Buie Feb. 11, 1854 Aug. 12, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 24 Aug 1934:

ROBERT LEE ALDRICH DIES AT HOME IN VILLA RIDGE

             Robert Lee Aldrich, age 63 years, passed away at his home in Villa Ridge Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock.  Mr. Aldrich had been in failing health for some time, but his condition was not considered serious.  As late as six o’clock Monday evening he was out in town visiting some of his friends.  He was a very prominent citizen of Pulaski County and had lived in Villa Ridge all his life, having been born in Villa Ridge.  He was one of the most outstanding farmers in Pulaski County and well known throughout this state.

             He is survived by widow, Mrs. Ruth Aldrich; daughter, Mrs. Carl D. Pearson, Pontiac, Mich.; two sons, Russell and Robert, of Villa Ridge; two brothers, Thomas Aldrich, of Villa Ridge, and William Aldrich, of Pulaski; and four grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Union Church in Villa Ridge by Rev. C. S. Benninger and interment was made in the Villa Ridge cemetery.  G. A. James directed the funeral.

             Mr. and Mrs. Pearson, of Pontiac, attended the funeral.

             (Robert L. Aldrich married Ruth A. Smith on 22 Sep 1894, in Pulaski Co., Ill.  His death certificate states that Robert Lee Aldrich was born 7 Nov 1870, in Villa Ridge, Ill., the son of Henry John Aldrich, a native of Ireland, and Mary Nickem, a native of Natchez, Miss., died 21 Aug 1934, in Road District 1, Pulaski Co., Ill., husband of Ruth Anna Aldrich, and was buried at Villa Ridge, Ill.  His marker in Cairo City Cemetery at Villa Ridge, Ill., reads:  Ruth A. Aldrich 1873-1945 Robert L. Aldrich 1871-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

MRS. ALLIE LEMONS DIED AT HOME OF SISTER IN ANNA

             Mrs. Allie Lemons, wife of the late Ray Lemons, of Mounds, passed away at the home of her sister in Anna at 1:15 a.m. o’clock Thursday following an illness of several months.

             Mrs. Lemons became bedfast some time ago and about a month ago was taken to the hospital at Anna for treatment.  A few days ago she was removed to the home of her sister when it became apparent she could not live.

             Surviving Mrs. Lemons are five children, Mrs. Richmond Britton, of Cairo, Jean, Wanda Lee, Ray Jr., and Lynn Calvin, all of Mounds and also several sisters and brothers.

             Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Norris Funeral Home and interment was made in the Anna cemetery.  Rev. Earl Phillips, pastor of the Methodist Church at Mounds, officiated.

             (Her death certificate states that Allie Wilkenson Lemons was born 15 Dec 1892, in Saline Co., Ill., the daughter of James A Wilkenson and Martha Spain, natives of Illinois, died 16 Aug 1934, in Anna, Ill., wife of Kay Lemons, and was buried in Anna Cemetery.  Her marker in Anna City Cemetery reads:  Ray Lemons 1891-1932 Allie Lemons his wife 1892-1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

WILBURN HALL KILLED BY LIGHTNING AT NEW MADRID

             Wilburn Hall, lumber inspector living at Cairo, brother of James Hall, of this city, who married Miss Ruth Waite, was killed Wednesday afternoon near New Madrid by lightning.  He and his wife and small daughter and a nephew and his girl were there fishing.  They were staying at or near the home of Mrs. Hall.

             When the rain came up Wednesday afternoon, he sent the women and his daughter on to the house, accompanied by the young man.  He remained to take care of the fishing lines.  When the young man returned, Hall was lying dead under a tree.  His clothing had been torn and ripped, indicating that he got the full effect of the bolt of lightning.

             Word was not received in Mound City until 6 o’clock that evening, although the accident happened several hours before.  James Hall immediately went to the place and did not return here until noon yesterday.

             Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mattie Fulcher, in Cairo, and interment will be in the Thistlewood Cemetery.

             (His marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds, Ill., reads:  Wilburn R. Hall Nov. 9, 1905 Aug. 22, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

HENRY MOREHEAD OF THIS CITY DIES AT ANNA

             Henry Morehead, of this city, passed away at the Anna State Hospital Monday night at 9:30 o’clock at the age of 61 years, nine months and fifteen days.

             Mr. Morehead is survived by his widow, one son, Otho Morehead, of Mound City; four daughters, Miss Blanche Morehead and Mrs. Edith Meridith, of Mound City, Mrs. Minnie Moody, of Naperville, Illinois, and Mrs. Clara Gillam, of Florence, Ala.; and two brothers, Arthur Morehead and Luther Morehead, both of Boles, Illinois.

             The body was brought to the home of his son in Mound City, where funeral services were held at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. J. L. Wall, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment was made in Thistlewood Cemetery at Mounds, G. A. James directing the funeral.

             (Henry Morehead married Hannah Talley Burnett on 1 Jan 1898, in Massac Co., Ill.  His death record states that Henry Morehead, laborer, of Mound City, Ill., was born 5 Nov 1872, in Illinois, the son of Henry Morehead and Elizabeth Turner, died 20 Aug 1934, in Road District 5, Union Co., Ill., husband of Hannah Morehead, and was buried in Thistlewood Cemetery at Mounds, Ill.  His marker in Beechwood Cemetery at Mounds, Ill., reads:  Henry Morehead Nov. 5, 1871 Aug. 30, 1923.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 24 Aug 1934:

Mrs. Ray Lemons Dies after Lingering Illness

             Mrs. Allie Wilkerson Lemons of this city, widow of the late Ray Lemons, died Thursday morning, August 16, at the home of her sister in Anna following a long illness.  She had been ill at her home for some time and was later removed to the hospital in Anna.  When it became evident that she could not live, she was taken to the home of her sister.

             Surviving her are five children, ___ Richard Britton of Cairo, ___ Jean, Wanda Lee, Ray Jr., and ___ Calvin, all of Mounds, besides a number of relatives in Anna.  Her husband was killed some two years ago in a dispute with a negro over the right-of-way at the foot of the Illinois Central viaduct.

             Funeral services were conducted _____y afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Norris Funeral Home in Anna, the Rev. E. C. Phillips of the Mounds ___ Church officiating.  Burial was in the Anna Cemetery with a number of friends of the family from Mounds attending.

 

Prominent Villa Ridge Farmer Dies Suddenly

             Robert Lee Aldrich of the Villa Ridge neighborhood, died suddenly at his home early Tuesday morning at the age of 63 years.  He had not been well for some time, but his condition was not thought to be serious, and on Monday evening he had been out in Villa Ridge as late as 6 o’clock visiting friends.

             Mr. Aldrich was the son of Henry John Aldrich, who was a native of Ireland, and Mary Nickens, Aldrich who was born in Natchez, Miss.  He was born near Villa Ridge and had always made his home in that community.

             Surviving him are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Carl D. Pearson of Pontiac, Mich.; two sons, Russell and Robert Aldrich of Villa Ridge; two brothers, Thomas Aldrich of Villa Ridge and William Aldrich of Pulaski; four grandchildren and other relatives.

             Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Union Church, Villa Ridge, the Rev. S. C. Benninger of Grand Chain officiating in the absence of the pastor, the Rev. Ellsworth Lyon who is away.  Interment was in Villa Ridge cemetery under the direction of G. A. James.

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 31 Aug 1934:

Dying Girl to Broadcast Farewell Message

             Rev. A. D. Van Hoose of Cambria, Apostolic minister, sends The Marion Post the following interesting story.

             “The radio program of the First Apostolic Church of Herrin, which broadcasts every Saturday at 3:00 p.m., will this Saturday (Sept. 1) carry its microphone into the sick room of Miss Isabelle Flowers of Pinckneyville, prominent young Pentecostal preacher, who is said to be upon her death bed with T.B.  Miss Flowers will deliver what will probably be her dying farewell message to her many friends whom she loves so well.

             “She is only 26 years of age.  Her home is in Pinckneyville.”

             This is the longest remote control broadcast that WEBQ has ever tried.  It will be carried over the telephone from Pinckneyville to Harrisburg, then relayed through the radio station to those listening in on this broadcast.

             (Her death certificate states that Isabelle Flowers, Pentecostal minister, was born 4 Apr 1907, in Pinckneyville, Ill., single, the daughter of Major Stevens and Anna Swallows, natives of Illinois, died 11 Nov 1934, in Perry Co., Ill., and was buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Pinckneyville, Perry Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

HUSBAND AND WIFE PASS AWAY WITHIN 3 DAYS TIME

             Mr. and Mrs. William Campbell, two of the oldest and most esteemed residents of Perry County, died at their home in Pinckneyville during the past week.  Mrs. Campbell passed away on Thursday, August 16, and Mr. Campbell died on Sunday, August 19, 1934.  Both had been ill for some time and their passing was not unexpected by their family and friends.—Perry County Advocate

             (His death certificate states that William Campbell, retired farmer, was born 16 Nov 1851, in Pinckneyville, Ill., the son of Hugh Campbell and Jane Brown, natives of South Carolina, died 19 Aug 1934, in Pinckneyville, Perry Co., Ill., widower of Jennet A. Campbell, and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery in Road District 53, Perry Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Jennet B. Campbell was born 5 Dec 1856, in Pinckneyville, Ill., the daughter of James and Nancy Brown, natives of South Carolina, wife of William Campbell, died 16 Aug 1934, in Pinckneyville, Perry Co., Ill., and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery in Road District 53, Perry Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 31 Aug 1934:

John Pervoe is home after spending several days at the bedside of his sister, Dana, who now has passed away.  (Perks)

 

FARMER COMMITS SUICIDE NEAR CYPRESS

             William Anderson Tate, 55, a farmer living near Cypress, was found shot to death in the barn of his home about 9 o’clock Monday morning.  His shotgun was lying near by his side and there was every indication that he had ended his own life.  Mr. Tate had been worrying much lately over financial affairs.  The body was discovered by his son, Russell Tate, who is married and lives on a nearby farm.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Cache Chapel, the Rev. Troutman officiating and burial was in the Cache Chapel Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service directed the funeral.

             Surviving Mr. Tate are five children, his widow, a brother and a half-brother.

             (The death certificate states that Williamson Anderson Tate, farmer, of Cypress, Ill., was born 28 Mar 1879, in Pulaski Co., Ill., the son of Williamson Anderson Tate and Martha Ann Smith, natives of Pulaski Co., Ill., died 27 Aug 1934, in Road District 3, Johnson Co., Ill., husband of Ivo Tate, and was buried in Cache Chapel Cemetery.  His marker in Cache Chapel Cemetery near Ullin, Ill., reads:  Ivo Tate Jan. 21, 1889 Oct. 30, 1952 Mother William A. Tate Mar. 28, 1879 Aug. 27, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

CHARLES REUTHER DIES AT HOME IN GRAND CHAIN

             Charles Reuther, age 44 years, passed away at his home in Grand Chain Friday afternoon at 1:35 o’clock following an illness of several months.

             Surviving him are his sister, Olba, Grand Chain.  His parents and a sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Christian church at 2 o’clock with interment in the Grand Chain cemetery, Rev. C. S. Benninger officiated at the funeral.  G. A. James was the funeral director.

             (According to his death certificate, Charles Ruether was born 5 Sep 1870, in Grand Chain, Ill., the son of Theodore Ruether, a native of Indiana, and Adline Fields, a native of Illinois, died 24 Aug 1934, in Grand Chain, Ill., and was buried in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery.  His marker in Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery reads:  Charlie Ruether Sept. 7, 1890 Aug. 20, 1934.—Darrel Dexter)

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. IZETTA CUHL

             Funeral services for Mrs. Izetta Cuhl, age 72 years, widow of the late R. A. Cuhl, who passed away at her home in Dongola about four o’clock Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence, conducted by Rev. C. C. ______ Rev. H. B. _____ F. L. Cress ____ in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.  __ Ford directing the funeral.

             Mrs. Cuhl ____ daughters _____ Maplewood, _____ Carver of _____ three grand_____.

             (Rickliff A. Cuhl, 27, born in Smithland, Ky., son of Edward Cuhl and Martha Aden, married on 28 Jun 1885, in Union Co., Ill., Izetta B. Long, 22, born in Grand Tower, Jackson Co., Ill., daughter of Richard Long and E. A. Jones.  According to her death certificate, Izetta B. Cuhl was born 27 Aug 1862, in Grand Tower, Ill., the daughter of Isaac Long and Anna Jones, natives of Kentucky, died 22 Aug 1934, in Dongola, Ill., the wife of Rickleff A. Cuhl, and was buried in I. O. O F. Cemetery at Dongola.  His marker in I. O. O. F Cemetery reads:  Izetta B. Cuhl Aug. 27, 1862 Aug. 22, 1934 Rickleff A. Cuhl March 8, 1856 April 4, 1926.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Pulaski Enterprise, Friday, 7 Sep 1934:

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. LILLIE SHIPLEY

             Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Lillie Shipley, who passed away at her home in Buncombe Saturday evening about 6:30, at the age of 50 years.

             She is survived by her daughter, Gertrude, of Buncombe; four brothers, W. H. Albright, Tamms, A. R. Albright, of Mt. Vernon, Arthur F. Albright of Goreville, and H. L. Albright of Fort Collins, Colo.

The services were held at the M. E. church at Buncombe conducted by Rev. Bryant of Creal Springs.  Interment was made in the Chapman Cemetery the Wilson Funeral service directing the funeral.

             (Lewis J. Albright married Mary E. Bynum on 1 Dec 1870, in Johnson Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Lillie May Shipley was born 2 Oct 1884, in Gointon, Ill., the daughter of L. J. Albright and Mary Byrom, natives of Goreville, Ill., died 1 Sep 1934, in Buncombe, Ill., the wife of Harold Shipley, and was buried in Chapman Cemetery in Johnson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

J. WALTER DISHINGER DIES AT HOME IN AMERICA

             J. Walter Dishinger, age 49 years, only son of Mrs. Ophelia Dishinger and the late John M. Dishinger, passed away at his home in America Wednesday afternoon at 3:10 o’clock following a lingering illness.  He had been in failing health for several years and at times was confined to his bed for over a month at a time, but he had only been confined to his bed for a few days when the end came.

             Mr. Dishinger had been postmaster at America for the past 22 years and was a member of the postmaster’s league.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge and the Modern Woodmen of America.  He was born and reared to manhood in Mound City moving with his parents to America 23 years ago.

             Surviving Mr. Dishinger are his widow, Mrs. Anna Dishinger; a daughter Mrs. Mildred Gray of Anna; and his mother, Mrs. Ophelia Dishinger, who resided with him at America.  His father preceded him in death eight years ago.

             Funeral services will be held from the First M. E. Church in Mound City Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Earl Philips officiating.  Interment will be made in Spencer Heights Cemetery.

             The services at the cemetery will be in charge of the Modern Woodman Lodge and the casket bearers will be chosen from their ranks.

             (His death certificate states that John Walter Dishinger, postmaster, was born 25 Apr 1885, in Mound City, Ill., son of John W. Dishinger, a native of Mound City, Ill., and Ophelia Davis, a native of Mississippi, died 5 Sep 1934, in Road District 4, Pulaski Co., Ill., husband of Anna Dishinger, and was buried in Spencer Heights Cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

 

The Mounds Independent, Friday, 7 Sep 1934:

Sister of George Sitter Dies at Home in Anna

             George Sitter was called to Anna Wednesday by the death of his sister, Mrs. Tempa Hennard, widow of Will Hennard.

             Mrs. Hennard, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sitter of Union County, is survived by eleven children, six sons, namely:  Isaac, Ben, Harry, Charlie, Raymond and Hallie; and five daughters, Miss Anne Hennard, Mrs. Sadie Gray, Mrs. Collin Penninger, Miss Daisy Hennard, and Mrs. Grace Spillman, the latter of Cairo.  Mrs. Penninger is a former resident of Mounds.

             Funeral services will be held today with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery by the side of her husband.

             (John W. Henard, 21, farmer at Mt. Pleasant, Ill., born in Union Co., Ill., son of F. M. Henard and L. A. Bridgers, married on 20 Nov 1881, in Union Co., Ill., Tempa A. Sitter, 18, from Saratoga, born in Union Co., Ill., daughter of I. J. Sitter and Anna Sifford.  Isaac J. Sitter married Anna Sifford on 9 Jan 1848, in Union Co., Ill.  Her death certificate states that Tempie Alice Henard, of 107 Warren St., Anna, Ill., was born 26 Jan 1863, in Anna, Ill., the daughter of Isaac Sitter, a native of Rowan Co., N.C., and Mary Ann Sifford, a native of Cobden, Ill., died 5 Sep 1934, in Anna, Union Co., Ill., widow of John W. Henard, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Elvira, Johnson Co., Ill.  Her marker there reads:  Mother Tempa wife of J. W. Henard Jan. 26, 1853 Sept. 5, 1934 Father J. W. Henard Oct. 20, 1860 Jan. 18, 1920.—Darrel Dexter)

 

Mrs. Lillie Shipley

             Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Lillie Shipley, who passed away at her home in Buncombe Saturday evening about 6:30 at the age of 50 years.

             Surviving her are a daughter, Gertrude of Buncombe; four brothers, W. H. Albright, Tamms, A. R. Albright of Mt. Vernon, Arthur F. Albright, Goreville, and H. L. Albright of Fort Collins, Colorado.

             Funeral services were held at the M. E. church of Buncombe, Rev. Bryant of Creal Springs, officiating.  Interment was made in the Chapman Cemetery.  The Wilson Funeral Service of Karnak directed the funeral.

 

CHILD DROWNS NEAR REEVESVILLE

             VIENNA—Albert Edward, two and one-half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Warmack, living on a farm between Grantsburg and Reevesville, was accidentally drowned Thursday morning near their home.

             The mother of the child had gone to a field to gather some roasting ears for the family’s noon day meal.  The child was said to have accompanied her a part of the way and in a short time the mother missed her baby.  She began a search but was unable to locate it.

             Townsend Lindsey passed the farm home during the mother’s search and she told Mr. Lindsey of the missing child.  They both began to search and Mr. Lindsey came upon the body of the child lying in a pool of water in an old creek bed.  The body was taken to the house and a coroner’s jury returned the verdict of accidental drowning.

             It was said that the father had taken the child to the pool of water a number of times, where they bathed together and it was thought that the baby wandered back to the hole of water and waded out into the water over its head.

             The baby is survived by its parents and one brother.  Funeral services were held Friday at the Renfro Cemetery.  Rev. George Dunn, pastor of the M. E. Church there, conducted the service.

 

NECK IS BROKEN IN FALL FROM AUTOMOBILE

             CARMI—Lester Hayes, 21, of Herrin, was instantly killed near here on state route 14 last night when he was knocked from the running board of the automobile on which he was riding.  His neck was broken.

             Hayes and Bill Newell, 24, were hitchhiking from Herrin to Carmi to visit their wives.  They were given rides by Raymond Powers, 18, Crossville, driving a roadster and accompanied by Alec Nibling.  Hayes stood on the left running board and Newell on the right.

             Opposite the fairgrounds, Powers’ automobile collided with one driven by Herman Gates, Mill Shoals, who was accompanied by John Garrison.

             Newell was thrown from the running board and was unconscious for a time.  His injuries are not serious, it is believed.  Others in the crash were bruised.

             Powers said that the Gates automobile was passing another on a curve, that he pulled completely off the pavement in trying to avoid the crash.  The left headlight of Powers’ automobile was not burning, witnesses said.

             A coroner’s jury termed the accident unavoidable.

             (The death certificate stated that Lester Hayes, laborer, was born 24 Oct 1913, in Metropolis, Ill., son of Arthur E. Hayes, a native of Illinois, and Mary L. Armstrong, a native of Tennessee, died 23 Aug 1934, in Carmi, White Co., Ill., husband of Maxine Hayes, and was buried in I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Massac Co., Ill.  Another death certificate states that a female infant Hayes was stillborn 3 Aug 1934, in Herrin, Williamson Co., Ill., the daughter of Lester Hayes and Maxine Ray, natives of Illinois, and buried in the city cemetery.—Darrel Dexter)

            

JEAN MORGAN, 22, AUTO WRECK VICTIM

             Lilly Jean Morgan, 22, daughter of former County Judge A. D. Morgan and Mrs. Morgan, of Herrin, died early Sunday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at 10:30 o’clock Saturday night.  Her sister, Betty, was also seriously injured.  Miss Jean Morgan was recently elected secretary of the county organization of young Republicans. She was secretary in her father’s law office.

             (Her death certificate states that Lilly Jean Morgan was born about 1912, the daughter of A. D. Morgan and Alberta Eubank, died 26 Aug 1934, in Herrin, Williamson Co., Ill.—Darrel Dexter)

 

OLNEY MAN KILLED IN TRYING TO STOP FIGHT

             OLNEY—Otto Pasley, 47 years old, of Olney, horseman who was widely known throughout the state, is dead because he attempted to act as peacemaker in a quarrel involving four other men.

             Pasley, witnesses said, became involved in the quarrel while attempting to settle the grievance between the men and knocked Clarence Beal down. Beal got up and rushed Pasley, hitting him with his bare fist behind the ear and breaking his neck, officers said.

             Beal and the three other men are held in the county jail here.  The fight occurred at a chowder party on the Fox River near here.

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