Obituaries - B

Twenty Years Ago - Mrs. Carrie Boring Bacon, wife of Charles D. Bacon, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. R. O. Young, in the Rubicon vicinity. She was aged 57 years, 6 months and 7 days. [19 Mar 1948]

JUANITA L BADER, 72, DIED SEPT 5, 1993, AT ST ANTHONY HOSP IN ALTON. THE DAU OF THE LATE JOHN H & GAIL (HARRINGTON) GAITHER, SHE WAS BORN FEB 14, 1993 IN LAWNDALE. SHE DMARRIED LEE ROGERS BADER MAY 13, 1950, IN ALTON AND HE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 2 DAU, DEBORAH G HEATON OF ROODHOUSE AND CARMELYN J CALVERT OF ELDRED; 2 SONS, JOHN L AND MIKE R BADER, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 5 GRANDCHILDREN, STEVE, KATHY, ELIVIA, ZACHARY AND CHRISTOPHER; 1 G-GRANDCHILD, KATELYN CARRY; 1 SIS, MARJORIE MORRIS OF JERSYVILLE; 1 BRO, FLOYD GAITHER OF SPRINGFIELD; AND NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A DAUGH-IN-LAW, MARY KAY BADER; AND 3 SIS, KATERIN (KATHERIN?), MADELYN AND EILEEN. VISITATION WAS FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. GARY WHITLEY OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. Memorials may be given to THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOC OR AMERICAN CANCER SOC.

A Fatal Blow - On David D. Pierson’s ranch, about seven miles northwest of this city, a difficulty took place between Thomas Newton and George Badman which resulted in the death of the latter. Thos Newton and George Badman were employed on the ranch as laborers, and were under the direction of Oliver Campbell, foreman of the ranch. Mr. Campbell had given the men orders to get out to work earlier in the morning as the weather was getting better, and more work should be done. On Saturday morning Newton had gotten out to work earlier than Badman. Mr. Campbell, foreman, suggested to Badman that he must get out to work earlier, and rode off about his business. Newton was hauling feed to stock and Badman was getting ready to haul lumber. Badman, who was not much in favor of getting out earlier, cursed Newton for getting out earlier, and told him that his actions caused all the hands to get out earlier. Over this matter the quarrel began and resulted in Newton getting a pitchfork to defend himself and it struck Badman twice, once in the left arm and once on the left side of the head near the top. Newton claims that Badman was approaching him a knife when he struck him. Badman started for home on horseback after he was struck but he was unable to ride and get down he was found and hauled home where he lingered until Tuesday afternoon, when he died. Newton did not flee, but awaited the arrival of Sheriff Robinson and went to jail to await his preliminary. Badman was 27 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children. Newton is a quite industrious mad and has a wife and four children. The affair is an unfortunate one for both parties. [Carrollton Gazette Mar 1895]

Died - In this city, on the 30th of August, of congestion of the brain, John Bailey, aged 24 years and 9 months. [Jerseyville, Jersey County Democrat, 04 Sep 1869]

The funeral of Sharon Kay Bailey, 39, or rural Brighton was conducted Jan. 28 at the Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton by Reverend Harvey Sullins. She died Jan. 25 at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital in St. Louis.
Born in Alton, she was the daughter of Howard DeVerger Jr. of Fieldon and Leona “Peggy” Fiedler DeVerger of Jerseyville. She is survived by her husband, Glenn “Corky” Bailey, whom she married on Nov. 2, 1963 in Fieldon; two sons, Terry of Great Lakes, and Todd, at home; a sister Pamela Sue Barker of Brighton; half-sister, Tanya DeVerger of Fieldon; a foster brother, Ray Hartle of Aurora, Colo; and her maternal grandfather, Roscoe Fiedler of Orlando, Fla.
Burial was in the Brighton Cemetery.
The cemetery fund was named as a memorial.

Allen D. Baird, retired painter and former resident of Jerseyville, died Saturday, October 13, in Mattoon, Illinois, where he has resided for the past five years.
Mr. Baird was born in Jerseyville November 11, 1875 at the time of his death was aged sixty-nine years, eleven months and two days. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cotter of Jackson Heights, New York; two sons, Russell and Charles Baird of Milwaukee, Wis.; one step-son, Glenn Simmons and one step-daughter, Mrs. Ruth House of Milwaukee; three grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Emily Bradshaw of Jerseyville.
The body was brought to the Jacoby Brothers Chapel in Jerseyville where funeral services were held Tuesday, October 16, at three-thirty o’clock. Reverend David B. Maxton, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiated, and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

Forty Years Ago - John Baker died at his home in this city after a lingering illness with lung trouble. He was aged 48 years and was survived by his widow and one son. [05 Nov 1948]

Girl Commits Suicide - The body of Lillie Mae Baker, aged 15 years, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Baker, was found at 4 a.m. Sunday in the yard of her parents' home, shot through the head. A small gauge shot-gun was found near her body. Mr. Baker lives in a tenant house on the H.D. Edwards farm southwest of this city. He has been employed by Mr. Edwards for several years.
Miss Baker's body was found by her mother, who said the girl had been at home all evening and had not complained of illness and apparently had not been despondent. The coroner's verdict said the girl apparently commiteted suicide and had been dead about two hours when her body was found. She started to high school last fall but recently discontinued her studies.
Surviving in addition to her parents are four brothers, Haldean, who is with the army of occupation in Germany, Walter Ray, John Loyal and Francis Eugene, all at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Combs, Mrs. Carlie Combs, Bertha Ronnell and Alice Faye, of Carrollton, and her maternal grandfather, Walter Goodall, of Hettick.
Funeral services were conducted at Simpson Funeral Home in Carrollton on Wednesday at 10 a.m. by Rev. John W. Crouch. Burial was in the Hickory Grove cemetery near Wrights. [27 Feb 1948]

Died - At his residence in Whitehall, Greene County, ILL., Feb. 16th, 1865. Benjamin Baldwin, in the 74th year of his age.
The deceased was born in the State of Virginia, March 26th, 1791: emigrated to Ohio, A. D. 1811, served two campaigns in the war with England in 1812 and 1813; was elected and served two terms in Ohio legislature and for a number of years held the position of Genl. of Militia. In the year 1850 he emigrated to Illinois and settled in Apple Creek Prairie in Greene County, where he and several sons became extensively engaged in farming, he represented Greene County one term in the legislature. A few months before his death he built a residence and moved into White Hall. Possessing a strong constitution he retained his faculties to the last.
Judge Baldwin was emphatically a representative man of that class who follow the pioneer and develop the resources of a country, regulate its social and domestic affairs and thus give vitality to all its industrial pursuits. He was a self-made man, and by rare energy, industry and economy, succeeded in placing each of his numerous family in easy and comfortable circumstances; thus becoming to others an example of what may be accomplished in a land like this where liberal and democratic principles prevail; in the maintenance of which principles he evinced a lively interest and looked with anxious solitude into the future destiny of the country. But he has yielded to the inexorable law and leaves to generations following the solution of the problem.
The partner of his youth, manhood, and age still survives. [Carrollton Gazette 25 Mar 1865]

Patrick Bane, a Jerseyville famer, died at eight o’clock Saturday morning, November 1, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Alton where he had been a patient for several days. He had been in failing health for some time.
Mr. Bane was born in St. Louis, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bane, and he has made his home in Jersey county for many years. He is survived by one brother, James Bane, of Jerseyville, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Keohane of Lowell, Massachusetts, Mrs. Julia Fahey and Miss Agnes Bane of Jerseyville.
Funeral services were held at St. Francis Xavier’s Church Tuesday morning, November 4, at nine-thirty o’clock. Reverend Father John J. Clancy was celebrant of the Requiem Mass and interment was in St. Francis Cemetery.

Deaths - In Jerseyville, Ills., May 11, 1858, Frances Elliott oldest son of H. K. and M. E. Barber, aged 8 years and 8 months. [Prairie State 14 May 1858]

Sudden Death - A few days since while Mr. Barnes, an aged gentleman living at Fidelity in this county, was sitting at his home, he suddenly fell from it and never spoke afterwards. He died next day. Death supposed to be from apoplexy. [Jerseyville, Jersey County Democrat 10 Nov 1868]

Kane Farmer Dies in Hospital - Benjamin Franklin Barry a farmer of the Kane vicinity, died at Our Saviour’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Monday, September 26th, at seven-fifty o’clock p.m. He had been a patient at the hospital for the past six weeks.
Barry was born in Nashville, Tennessee, November 18, 1862, and at the time of his death he was aged seventy-five years, ten months and eight days. He engaged in farming in the Kane vicinity for the past sixty years.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Barry, one daughter Mrs. Andrew W. Rhoades of Kane; two sons, Orville and Sherman Barry of Kane; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Rose Atteberry of Jerseyville. One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Bethany Baptist Church, Thursday, September 29th, at two o’clock with Rev. Richard Monroe of White Hall officiating. Interment will be in the Lax Cemetery. [Jersey County Democrat 29 Sep 1938]

Normandie, beloved wife of Dr. E. L. H. Barry departed this life at 9:30 Sunday morning, being in her sixtieth year. Mrs. Barry suffered a severe attack of grip about six years ago, and from this she never recovered. Although an invalid from that time, Mrs. Barry was always pleasant, cheerful and uncomplaining, and to care for her was a pleasure, to her husband and daughters to whom she was most devoted. Mrs. Barry has been a member of the Holy Cross church of Jerseyville for many years. Although for some time her health would not permit her attending the services, she has lived an upright Christian life in her own name. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. J. A. Stowell from the Church of the Holy Cross at 2 p. m. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to view the remains at the residence form 10 to 12 o’clock Wednesday morning. The husband and daughters of the deceased have the sympathy of the community in their great loss.

Delhi Farmer Dies Sunday - William Bartlett, well-known farmer of the Delhi vicinity, died at his home there Sunday, February 18th, at six o’clock p.m., following an extended period of ill health.
Bartlett was the son of the late William H. and Sarah A. Nugent Bartlett and was born at Delhi, May 11, 1871. At the time of his death he was aged sixty-eight years, nine months and seventeen days.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Bartlett; four sons, William S. and Ralph S. Bartlett of Jerseyville, Harold h. and Eugene Bartlett of Delhi; three daughters, Miss Helen Bartlett of East St. Louis, Mrs. Alfred Klunk of Jerseyville, and Mrs. John Denother of Alton; one sister, Miss Minnie Bartlett of Jerseyville; one brother, Albert Bartlett of Toppenish, Wash.; five grandchildren; one uncle, John Nugent and one aunt, Miss Elizabeth Nugent of Delhi.
Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Chapel Wednesday, February 21st, at two o’clock with Mr. John A. Lamps officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. [29 Nov 1940]

Forty Years Ago - Mrs. Harold T. Barton died at the home of her mother in Parsons, Kan. She was a victim of tuberculosis and was aged 29 years. Her maiden name was Jessie May Davis, she being born near White Hall. [19 Nov 1948]

Died at Camden, mouth of the Illinois River, Drucilla, only daughter of Robert C. Baugh. Aged 3 years and 10 months. [Backwoodsman, Grafton, Illinois 21 Nov 1837]

Forty Years Ago - John Beard, aged 67 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Stults, in the Barr vicinity. [19 Mar 1948]

Died — At his home in Fayette, Greene County, Illinois on the 17th day of October 1862, Bro. David W. Bees, (64?) years, 7 months, and 12 days. [1862]

Mrs. Annie E. Bell, aged 77 years died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wiliam H. Groppel, in this city Friday evening, April 21, at 6:30 o’clock. Although Mrs. Bell had been in ill health for sometime, her condition did not become serious until a few days before her death.
The deceased was the daughter of the late Eber and Hannah Dohniera Tiff, and was born in New York on June 2, 1855. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bell. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Gropel, the deceased is survived by one son, Eber Bell, of Jerseyville.
Funeral services were held from the Groppel home to Jacoby Brothers Chapel, Sunday afternoon, April 23, at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. C. C. Dawdy officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. [27 Apr 1933]

Fatal Accident - Last Saturday evening a little daughter of Henry Bell, aged about three years, living on Prairie Street in this city, met with an accident that resulted in her death. Her mother had a pitcher that had been mended with glue or cement filled with boiling coffee which melted the cement and the pitcher fell to pieces, the contents of which went over the little girl burning her very bad about the heart. Dr. Van Horne was called upon and did all that human wisdom could to alleviate the pain of the child. She lingered until Monday night when death relieved her of her sufferings. [Jersey County Democrat 28 Feb 1869]

Killed – A little boy named Samuel Bell was killed at the railroad on day last week. He had climbed onto the side of a freight car and was crushed between the car and the platform in front of Van Pelt’s warehouse. [Jerseyville Republican 1868]

Thos. Bell, aged 45 years, died Friday of consumption and was buried by the Good Templar Lodge Saturday. [Calhoun Herald 11 Jul 1865]

Benner Infant Dies (b/d. 19 August 1956) - Beverly Jean Benner, daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Lynus Benner Sunday at Boyd Memorial hospital, died soon after birth. The body was moved to the Simpson funeral Home and graveside services were held Monday afternoon at Richwood cemetery, the Rev. Glenn Manis officiating.

ALVIN H "COTTON" BENSA, 68, DIED JAN 21, 1986, AT HIS RESIDENCE. HE WAS A PAINTER, BORN IN EDWARDSVILLE, A SON OF THE LATE WILLIAM & BERTHA (DALHAUS) BENSA. HE MARRIED RUBY (DESHERLIA), MARCH 6, 1936, AND SHE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. HE THEN MARRIED NORMA (RETHERFORD) WINTERS BENSA NOV 21, 1964, IN JERSEYVILLE. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; 1 SON, ROBERT BENSA OF GREENVILLE; 4 DAU, SHIRLEY RHOADS OF E ALTON, CAROL JOCKISCH OF COTTAGE HILLS, JERRY CARVER OF GLENWOOD, CA AND BEA MOORE OF GARLAND, TX; 2 STEP DAU, DORIS FRAZIER OF JERSESYVILLE AND ANN WEBER, CARROLLTON; 23 GRANDCHILDREN; 12 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 1 SIS, MABEL SHEPARD OF HUFTON, ID. VISITATION WAS FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. ---INCOMPLETE--

Judge Berdan died this week, lived in Jacksonville, our town named after him.[Gazette 30 Aug 1884]

HAROLD B BERRY, 65, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED JUNE 29 AT CHRISTIAN NE HOSP IN ST LOUIS. HE WAS BORN JUNE 24, 1920, IN ALTON SON OF STHE LATE HARRY F BERRY & MATTIE JOHNSON. HE WAS A VETERAN OF WW II AND AN ELECTRICAL SUPERVISOR AT LACLEDE STEEL FOR 41 YRS. HE MARRIED BONNIE STEINGRUBEY ON SEPT 29, 1951, IN ALTON. HE WAS A MEMBER OF ST FRANCIS CHURCH, JERSEYVILLE AND THE CARROLLTON COMM CHORUS. SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, BONNIE OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 DAU, ANDREA BERRY OF ZILLAH, WA, AND MARGARET BERRY OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 SIS, PAULINE GURGANUS OF FOSTERBURG AND VIOLA BRUMMER OF NORTH PEKIN; AND 1 GRAND DAUGHTER. VISITATION AND ROSARY WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. THE FUNERAL MASS WAS HELD IN ST FRANCIS CHURCH WITH REV PATRICK MORROW AS CENCELEBRANT. BURIAL WAS IN ST FRANCIS CEM. Memorials may be given to ST FRANCIS DECORATING FUND.

JOHN C BERRY, 39, OF COTTAGE HILLS WAS PRONOUNCED DIED JULY 19, AT THE SCENE OF A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN BETHALTO. HE WAS A RIDER ON THE MOTORCYCLE INVOLVED. HE WAS A FOREMAN AT OLIN CORP, WHERE HE HAD BEEN EMPLOYED FOR 13 YRS. HE WAS BORN IN CARROLLTON, A SON OF RUTH (STONE) MAUPIN OF COTTAGE HILLS AND THE LATE ROBERT C BERRY. BESIDES HIS MOTHER, HE IS SURVIVED BY 1 DAU, SONYA BERRY OF WOOD RIVER; 1 SON, JOHN JR, AT HOME; 4 SIS, SANDRA STEWART, PEGGY JEAN BERRY AND MARY C DREW, ALL OF COTTAGE HILLS AND MINNIE BELLE SHEPPARD OF MORO; AND 3 BRO, HERMAN R OF BETHALTO, PATRICK OF COTTAGE HILLS AND DANIEL OF GILLETTE, WY. SERVICES WERE HELD AT GENT FUNERAL HOME, ALTON WHERE REV DALE WILFORN OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN ROSE LAWN MEMORY GARDENS.

DAREL P BERTHOUX, 22, CITY CLERK OF JERSEYVILLE DIED APR 19 [1961], AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HE HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN A 2 CAR CRASH NEAR THE HOME OF MR & MRS EDWARD CRONE, 3 MI NORTH OF JERSEYVILLE. HE DIED OF HIS INJURIES AT 11:45 THAT NIGHT. ALSO INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT WAS MRS SAMUEL (SHIRLEY WELLER) CLOSSER OF HILLVIEW. CITY CLERK BERTHOUX WAS ENROUTE TO HIS HOME FROM JACKSONVILLE WHERE HE HAD GONE EARLIER IN THE EVE TO ACCOMPANY HIS SISTER, DIANE, BACK TO ILLINOIS COLLEGE WHERE SHE WAS A STUDENT. THEY, WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THEIRFAMILY, HAD BEEN IN HIGHLAND IN THE AFTERNOON TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL OF THEIR PATERNAL GRANDMOTHE, MRS LENA BERTHOUX, WHOSE DEATH OCCURRED ON MON AM. HE WAS ALONE AT THE STIME OF THE ACCIDENT. SURVIVING IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS AND SISTER DIANE, IS ANOTHER SIS, MRS GERALD (DORIS) EDMUNDS OF JERSEYVILLE; AND 3 BRO, DUANE BERTHOUX, MRMBER OF THE JERSEYVILLE POLICE DEPT, DALE, PHOTOGRAPHER ANDADVERTISING SOLICITOR FOR THE DEMOCRAT NEWS, AND DANN, A 7th GRADE STUDENT AT JERSEYVILLE EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. DAREL RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION IN JERSEYVILLE SCHOOLS. HE SERVED 6 MO ACTIVE DUTH WITH THE UNITED STAT4S MARINE CORPS AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE ACTIVE RESERVES. THE YOUNG MAN WAS APPOINTED TO THE POSITION OF CITY CLERK BY MAYOR JAMES DOLAN. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV M EDWARDS BREED OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

DORIS B BERTMAN, CO OWNER WITH HER SON, ROBERT, IN BERTMAN'S DEPT STORE IN JERSEYVILLE DIED AT GREENWOOD MANOR, MAY 21. MRS BERTMAN, WIDOW OF HERBERT C BERTMAN WHOSE DEATH OCCURRED IN 1958, HAD LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME UNTIL ILL HEALTH HAD REQUIRED HOSP AND NURSING CARE FOR THE PAST FEW YRS. A DAU OF THE LATE THOMAS B & DORA J RUYLE, SHE WAS BORN IN RUYLE TWSP ON JAN 26, 1908. SHE WAS GRADUATED FROM JERSEY TWSP HIGH SCHOOL AND THE NURSING SCHOOL AT ST ANN HOSP IN ST LOUIS. HER MARRIAGE TO MR BERTMAN TOOK PLACE AT ST FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 3 SONS, JOHN OF OVERLAND PARK, KS, ROBERT AND CHARLES OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 DAU, MRS LAWRENCE (MARY ANN) PRANGER OF JERSEYVILLE, MRS RONALD(PATRICIA) TURNER OF KANE AND MRS LARRY (MARILYN) DAVIS OF DOW; AND 16 GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND; 1 DAU, CAROLYN JANE, HER PARENTS AND 2 BRO, HERBERT AND STRAIT RUYLE. MASS OF THE RESURRECTION WAS CONCELEBRATED MAY 23, AT ST FRANCIS CHURCH. RT REV MSGR JOHN BERTMAN OF QUINCY CONCELEBRATED THE MASS WITH FATYHER TERRY SHEA OF GODFREY AND FATHER GEORGE RADOSEVICH OF JERSEYVILLE; BURIAL WAS IN ST FRANCIS CEM. THE ROSARY WAS RECITED SUN EVE AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to ST FRANCIS BUILDING FUND. MRS BERTMAN WAS A DEVOUT MEMBER OF THE CHURCH AND HAD SHOWN GREAT INTEREST IN THE ADDITION TO AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL.

John F. Bertman, one of Rockbridge's most valued citizens, died at his home on Thursday, January 5th. He was aged 75 years, 7 months and 10 days and was survived by his wife, two sons and five daughters. [02 Jan 1948]

JOHN F BERTMAN, 76, BUSINESSMAN OF ROCKBRIDGE, DIED THURS AT HIS HOME THERE. HE WAS BORN IN JERSEYVILLE, A SON OF FREDERICK JOHN & HELEN (GOETTEN) BERTMAN, WHO WERE EARLY RESIDENTS OF JERSEYVILLE. HE MARRIED MARIE (MASSEY) BERTMAN MAY 27, 1875. THEY WERE PARENTS OF 11 CHILDREN AND 7 SURVIVE; MRS GEORGE MAYOB OF MARSHALL, MO, MRS GARRET WELCH OF PLAINVIEW, IL, MRS MARIE CAMPBELL OF PITTSFIELD, IL, MRS JAMES HEAVENER OF ST LOUIS, MO, MRS E Q SLONE OF CARROLLTON, ROY A BERTMAN OF ROCKBRIDGE, IL AND HENRY E BERTMAN OF MARSHALL, MO; 9 GRANDCHILDREN AND 1 SIS, MRS NELLIE B PORTER OF JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MAN AND CITIZEN OF ROCKBRIDGE FOR 40 YRS, AS MANAGER OF STANARD-TILTON ELEVATOR, MEMBER OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, MAYOR OF ROCKBRIDGE AND VILLIAGE TRUSTEE. SERVICES WERE HELD AT HOLY GHOST CHURCH, THE SERVICES IN ROCKBRIDGE BEING HELD AT HIS HOME BY REV ENRIGHT. THE BODY WAS BROUGHT TO THE RESIDENCE OF MR BERTMAN'S SISTER, MRS NELLIE PORTER, ON W PEARL ST IN JERSEYVILLE. PALLBEARERS WERE: GEORGE MAYOB OF MARSHALL, MO, GARRETT WELCH OF PLAINVIEW, IL, JAMES HEAVENER OF ST LOUIS, MO, E A SLONE OF CARROLLTON, JOSEPH BREW OF PITTSFIELD, IL, AND FRED ECK OF JERSEYVILLE.

Mrs. Charles Besaw of Grafton Died in Alton Monday - Mrs. Bessie Marie Besaw, wife of Charles P. Besaw, jr., of Grafton, died Monday evening, January 18 at 8:25 o’clock at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton where she had been a patient for thirty days.
Funeral rites are being held this (Thursday) morning at 9:30 o’clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Father Anthony Schmidt of Grafton officiating. Interment will be in Valhalla Memorial Park.
Mrs. Besaw was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Macher Plummer and was born in Batchtown on November 1, 1905. Her age at the time of death was fifty-eight years, two months and seventeen days. Mrs. Besaw was a member of American Legion Auxilliary of Whalen Hill Post. No. 648 of Grafton.
Surviving her in addition to her husband are one son, James A. Dille of Green Bay, Wisc., one daughter Mrs. James D. Clayton of Bethalto, one brother and one sister, Paul Plummer and Mrs. Benjamin Carey, both of Grafton and six grandchildren. [21 Jan 1964]

ENOS EDWARD BESTERFELDT, OF JACKSONVILLE, FORMERLY OF JERSEY CO, DIED JUNE 3 AT NORRIS HOSP IN JACKSONVILLE. HE HAD A PATIENT THERE SINCE JUNE 1. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT WILLIAMSON FUNERAL HOME IN JACKSONVILLE WITH RECV WILLIAM J BOSTON OF THAT CITY OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WAS IN CARROLLTON CITY CEM. HE WAS A SON OF THE LATE ALBERT & BESSIE (ROWLAND) BESTERFELDT AND WAS BORN AT JERSEYVILLE MAY 16, 1912. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, MRS MILDRED (KINCADE) BE STERFELDT OF JACKSONVILLE, 1 SON, JERRY OF ALTON BY A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE, 1 STEPSON, DON BESTERFELDT OF WINCHESTER, 1 BRO, WARNER BESTERFELDT AND 1 SIS MRS EVA STARK, BOTH OF ALTON.

MRS SALINDA BESTERFELDT, 78, DIED JUNE 29 [1921] AT THE HOME OF HER DAU, MRS GEO WINGER OF ALTON. SHE WAS A NATIVE OF KANE. SHE LEAVES 7 CHILDREN. THE FUNERAL WAS AT ELSAH.

HENRY THOMAS BESTERFELDT, 3 YRS, 4 MO, 26 DAYS,SON OF WARNER BESTERFELDT AND THE LATE MARGARET (SHERMAN) BESTERFELDT, DIED MAY 25, AT THE HOME OF HIS PARENTS SOUTH OF JERSEYVILLE. AN INQUEST IS PENDING. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN GREENE CO ON DEC 29, 1947. SURVIVING ARE HIS FATHER, WARNER BESTERFELDT, HIS STEPMOTHER MARY (GROPPEL) BESTERFELDT; 1 BRO, WILLIAM CURTIS; 1 SIS, MYRTLE; HIS PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, MRS BESSIE BESTERFELDT OF ALTON, AND HIS MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, WILLIAM SHERMAN OF GODFREY. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV F W SCHWARZLOSE OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

ANNA BIEDERMAN, 66 YRS, 3 MO, AND 6 DAYS, RESIDENT OF PLEASANT ST, DIED MARCH 19, AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON. SHE HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH FOR SOME TIME. MRS BIEDERMAN WAS A DAU OF THE LATE BARNEY & ROSEMARY (KRAUSHAAR) FREAND AND WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO, DEC 13, 1866. SURVIVING ARE 3 DAU, MRS CLARENCE KRAUSE, MRS GLADYS WATTS AND MRS LEWIS BALLARD OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 SON, LEO BIEDERMAN OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 BRO, JOHN AND LOUIS FREAND OF JERSEYVILLE AND HENRY FREAND OF KANE; 2 SIS, MRS JUD FORSTER OF JERSEYVILLE AND ARNOLD FREER OF GODFREY; 9---INCOMPLETE---

LENA BIEDERMAN, 64, DIED AT HER HOME 6 1/2 MI WEST OF JERSEYVILLE. SHE WAS BORN IN CALHOUN CO MAY 11, 1854. MAY 10, 1877 SHE MARRIED AUGUST BIEDERMANN. THEY WERE PARENTS OF 8 CHILDREN 4 SONS & 4 DAU. THOSE LIVING ARE MRS HENRY HAND OF ALTON, MRS FRED MOWEN OF NEAR KANE, OTTO OF FIELDON, HENRY, WILLIAM AND MISS LUCILE, LIVING AT HOME. GERMAN LUTHERN CHURCH OF FIELDON. LEAVES 1 BRO 6 CHILDREN, 10 GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL FROM HOME WITH REV F O WILSON OFFICIATING. BURIAL IN ARMSTRONG CEM.

HENRY G BINGAMAN, 59, DIED [12-1907] AT HIS HOME. FUNERAL WAS FROM HOME WITH REV W W HICKS OFFICIATING. BURIAL IN ROCKBRIDGE.

MAUDIE L BLACKKETTER, 76, DIED JUNE 26, AT GREENWOOD MANOR WHERE SHE HAD BEEN A RESIDENT FOR ONE YEAR. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN JERSEYVILLE WITH REV CLAY NOAH JR, OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MRS BLACKKETTER WAS BORN IN HILLVIEW ON MAY 4, 1904 THE DAU OF HENRY & LOU (GRISWOLD) DOSSETT. SHE MARRIED ORVILLE BLACKKETTER AND HE PRECEDED HER IN DEATH IN 1927. SURVIVORS ARE 2 DAU, NORMA SETTLES OF HARTFORD, BETTY RAWE, JERSEYVILLE, AND PEGGY FEDERLE, GODFREY; 7 GRANDCHILDREN AND 1 SIS, LANA MONROE OF WHITE HALL. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 1 SON, 3 BRO AND 1 SIS. Memorials may be given to FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WHICH SHE WAS A MEMBER.

RAY EUGENE BLACKKETTER, 26, WAS FOUND DROWNED IN LAKE CARLINVILLE. A SEARCH FOR BLACKKETTER WAS STARTED TUES AFTER HE FAILED TO RETURN HOME FROM A TRIP TO THE LAKE LAST SAT. THE LAKE WAS DRAGGED BY A SEARCHING PARTY WHO FOUND HIS SHIRT AND SHOES ON THE LAKE BANK. HE WAS FOUND FLOATING IN THE LAKE AT 5 PM TUES, NEAR THE LAKE DAM. COMPLETE REPOERTS FROM AN AUTOPSY ORDERED BY WILLIAM WISE, CORONER OF MACOUPIN CO, WERE NOT RECEIVED AT PRESS TIME. THE YOUTH, A WW II NAVY VETERAN, WAS THE SON OF ORVILLE & MAUDIE (DORSETT) BLACKKETTER AND WAS BORN IN WHITE HALL, AUG 27, 1926. HE RESIDED IN JERSEYVILLE. BLACKKETTER IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER, MRS MAUDIE BLACKKETTER OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 SIS, MRS HAROLD SETTLES OF HARTFORD, AND BETTY AND PEGGY BLACKKETTER OF JERSEYVILLE, AND HIS PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, MRS MELLIE BLACKKETTER OF WHITE HALL. VISITATION WAS AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN WHITE HALL. REV BEN BOHN OFFICIATED. INTERMENT WAS IN WHITE HALL CEM. HE WAS A MEMBER OF WORTHEY POST, AMERICAN LEGION OF JERSEYVILLE, AND COMMITMENT SERVICES WERE HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF WHITE HALL AMERICAN LEGION POST, NO 70.

Miss Leona Blackorby, 16 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis B. Blackorby of the Fieldon vicinity, died at an Alton Hospital Sunday, December 23, at nine o’clock a.m., following an illness of a few weeks.
Miss Blackorby was born in Hamburg, Calhoun county, on March 3, 1918. Besides her parents she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Long of Hamburg and Misses Elsie and Margaret Blackorby of Fieldon, and four brothers, Leon, her twin brother, Willis, Harvey and Howard Blackorby, all of Fieldon.
Funeral services were held at the Indian Creek church in Calhoun county Tuesday morning, December 25, at ten o’clock. Elder T. J. Roady of Kane officiated and interment was in the Indian Creek Cemetery. [1934]

LINDA ANN BLACKORBY, 20 DAY OLD DAUGHTER OF MR & MRS LEON BLACKORBY OF RR 1 FIELDON, DIED AT THE HOME OF HER PARENTS, NOV 6, 1953. SHE WAS BORN OCT 16, AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON. IN ADDITION TO HER PARENTS, THE BABY IS SURVIVED BY 2 BRO, KENNETH AND WILLIAM; 4 SIS, MARY CATHERINE, ALICE ELAINE, DOROTHY LORAINE AND KAREN JANE; HER PATERNAL GRANDFATHER, BRA??? BLACKORBY OF JERSEYVILLE, AND HER MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, MR & MRS WILLIAM SIMPSON OF DOW. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. INCOMPLETE

MARY E BLAIR, 64, DIED AT HER HOME MARCH 19, 1898. FUNERAL FROM HOME AND THEN TO GREENE'S CEM 3 MI NE OF KANE. REV J W BUSH OF KANE OFFICIATED. HER SON, JOE SNODGRASS, IS A PRINTER AT THE DEMOCRAT OFFICE, AND THROUGH RESPEDT FOR HIM, ALL PRINTERS IN TOWN ATTENDED THE FUNERAL IN A BODY.

ROBERT A BLAIR, 73, SON OF GEORGE & DICA BLAIR, WAS BORN JUNE 1, 1828 IN ADAIR CO KY. HE DIED AT HIS HOME IN ROCKBRIDGE, IL, SEPT 26, 1901. OCT 4, 1849, HE MARRIED SUSAN (COLWELL) BLAIR. 9 CHILDREN PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. HIS WIFE, 1 SON, GEORGE H BLAIR AND 1 DAU, MRS CLOSE, SURVIVE HIM. HE CAME TO IL IN 1853 AND SETTLED ON A FARM NEAR GLASGOE, SCOTT CO. IN 1875 HE WAS ELECTED SHERIFF OF SCOTT CO; THEN MOVED TO WINCHESTER, IL; THEN TO ALSEY, IL. HE THEN MOVED TO ROCKBRIDGE TO WORK IN STHE MERCANTILE BUSINESS. FUNERAL FROM ME CHURCH. ELDERS B E ANTROBUS AND J H DIXON OFFICITED. BURIAL IN WITT CEM.

JOHN DELBERT BLAND, 64, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED MARCH 31 AT HIS HOME. A REPAIRMAN AT LACLEDE STEEL CO, ALTON, HE WAS BORN MARCH 13, 1910 IN CALHOUN CO A SON OF JAMES & CATHERINE (RINGHAUSEN) BLAND. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIDOW, MRS SADIE (BLACKSTONE) BLAND; 2 SONS, GARY BLAND OF GODFERY AND ROGER BRUCE BLAND OF ST LOUIS; 6 BRO, ALBERT AND WALTER OF ELDRED, TAFT OF PEKIN, GEORGE AND LESTER OF KAMPSVILLE AND ERNEST OF MOSIER; 2 SIS, HENRIETTA GANSZ AND MRS CARL GANSZ, BOTH OF KAMPSVILLE; 2 GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL RITES WERE HELD APR 3, FROM Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV R E GEORGE OFFICIATED WITH INTERMENT IN OAK GROVE CEM.

FREDA BLASA, 42, AND INFANT DAU DIED AUG 14, 1937. THE LARGELY ATTENDED FUNERAL WAS HELD AT OTTERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, REV RAMOND LILES OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN OTTERVILLE CEM. MRS BLASA WAS THE DAU OF THE LATE MANFORD HAND & HATTIE (CARTER) HAND AND WAS BORN JULY 6, 1895 IN FAYETTE, IL. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND, FRED BLASA; 1 DAU, PHYLLIS MARIE; HER MOTHER, MRS HATTIE HANCOCK OF ALTON; 2 BRO HAROLD HAND OF JERSEYVILLE AND CLIFFORD HAND OF ALTON; 2 HALF BRO, PAUL AND NORMAN HANCOCK OF ALTON AND 1 HALF SIS, MRS VIRGINIA COX OF ALTON.

FREELAND H BLASA, 49, OF JACKSONVILLE, WAS BORN DEC 13, 1933 IN WOOD RIVER. HIS PARENTS WERE FREELAND E BLASA & HELEN (MORRIS) BLASA. FUNERAL FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, REV RON WOODRUM OFFICIATING. BURIAL IN KANE CEM. HE LEAVES HIS FATHER AND 2 SONS, VIRGIL OF E ALTON AND JIMMIE OF ROXANA.

HELEN P BLASA, 65, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED AT MO BAPTIST HOSP, CREVE COEUR, MO, NOV 30. 1981. SHE WAS BORN SEPT 4, 1916 IN GREENE CO, THE DAU OF THE LATE PLESANT H & ELIZABETH PEARL (HARDWICK) MORRIS. SHE MARRIED FREELAND BLASA JUNE 30, 1935 IN KANE. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND, 3 SONS, FREELAND JR, OF JACKSONVILLE, VIRGIL OF E ALTON, AND JIMMIE OF ROXANA; 6 GRANDCHILDREN; 4 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 2 SIS, DIMPLE ANDESON (ANDERSON?) OF KANE AND MERRIDA GRIZZLE OF CARROLLTON. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV RON WOODRUM OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. Memorials may be given to STATE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.

HILDA L BLASA, 62, OF DOW JAN 14 AT ALTON MEM HOSP. SERVICES WERE HELD MON AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV JAMES MAXWELL, PASTOR OF DELHI BAPTIST CHURCH OFFICIATED. SHE WAS BORN JULY 4, 1919 IN JERSEY CO, THE DAU OF LOUIS & GERTRUDE (McCANN) WALKER. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 1 SON, WILBUR OF FIFELDON; 3 DAU, FLORENCE WHITEHEAD OF JERSEYVILLE, GARNETTA EDWARDS OF GREENFIELD AND MARY JANE CAMPBELL OF DOW. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, HER HUSBAND, JASPER BLASA WHO DIED OCT 5, 1980; 1 SON RUSSELL, 2 BRO, CLINTON AND RALPH WALKER. BURIAL WAS IN VALHALLA MEM PARK. Memorials may be given to AMERICAN DIABETES ASSN.

JASPER H BLASA, 69, OF DOW DIED OCT 5 AT ST MARY HEALTH CENTER, RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO. HE WAS BORN FEB 21, 1911 IN JERSEY CO, A SON OF HENRY & BESSIE (HIGHFILL) BLASA. SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. RV JAMES MAXWELL OFFICIATED WITH BURIAL IN VALHALLA MEM PARK, GODFREY. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, HILDA (WALKER) BLASA WHOM HE MARRIED DEC 12, 1934; 1 SON, WILBUR OF FIELDON; 3 DAU, FLORENCE WHITEHEAD, JERSEYVILLE, GARNETTA EDWARDS, GREENFIELD, MARY JANE CHAPBELL OF DOW; 2 BRO, FREELAND AND ROBERT BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 14 GREANDCHILDREN; 4 STEP GRANDCHILDREN; 11 G-GRANDCHILDREN. HIS PARENTS, 1 SON RUSSELL, AND 1 SIS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. Memorials may be given to AMERICAN CANCER SOC.

KAREN BLASA, 49, DIED NOV 21, 1987, AT ST JOSEPH HOSP IN ALTON, AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS. SHE WAS BORN IN KAMPSVILLE, THE DAU OF VICTOR WALDHEUSER OF KAMPSVILLE AND THE LATE EDNA (ROBERTS) WALDHEUSER. ON NOV 10, 1980, IN KAMPSVILLE, SHE MARRIED DAVID C BLASA, AND HE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, LISA ANN WILLIAMS OF FIELDON; 1 SON, RODNEY W WILLMAN OF FIELDON; 12 GRANDCHILDREN; 2 BRO, JOHN WALDHEUSER OF HAMBURG AND ROBERT WALDHEUSER OF ELDRED; AND 2 SIS, CAROLN HAGEN OF BRUSSELS AND DOROTHY BARNES OF LORAINE, IL. VISITATION WAS HELD AT HANKS FUNERAL HOME IN HARDIN. SERVICES WERE HELD AT ST JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH IN KAMPSVILLE, REV LOY SCHOLTE OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN ROSEDALE CEM. Memorials may be given to SHRINERS HOSP FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, ST LOUIS.

WILBER BLASA, 49, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED AUG 13, AT ST JOHN MERCY HOSP MED CENTER IN ST LOUIS. HE WAS CRITICALLY BURNED IN A GAS EXPLOSION AT HIS HOME JULY 13. SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV DANIEL MEAD OFFICIATED WITH BURIAL IN VALHALLA MEM PARK, GODFREY. HE WAS BORN JULY 4, 1935 IN JERSEY CO TO THE LATE JASPER & HILDA (WALKER) BLASA AND WAS A BOTTLE MAKER AT OWENS-IL. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, BETTY JO (CLOSSER) WHOM HE MARRIED IN 1955 AT BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH; 6 SONS, RANDY, FUNTON, MO, MIKE JERSEYVILLE, SCOTT FIELDON, AND TERRY, KYLE AND LANCE AT HOME; 3 SIS, LAVADA WHITEHEAD, JERSEYVILLE, GARNETTA EDWARDS, GREENFIELD, AND MARY JANE CAMPBELL OF DOW AND 3 GRANDCHILDREN.

Drowned - Last Wednesday, August Bleisner, Jr., who resides in this county, six miles north of Grafton, was drowned while attempting to cross the ford at Barnett’s Mill, on Otter Creek, in a wagon drawn by two mules. The mules were also drowned. The creek had suddenly become swollen from recent trains, but Bleisner wishing to get home, and being deceived about the depth of the creek, drove in and had got near the opposite shore when the hind wheel of the wagon struck a log, and the mules became unmanageable. Bleisner sprang from the wagon and succeeded in reaching the shore. Seeing the mules struggling in the water, he returned to them and attempted to cut the harness. The current was very swift, and gradually bore the team downstream. Bleisner was a tolerably good swimmer, but becoming benumbed with cold, suddenly sank beneath the water and was drowned. This occurred about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. His body remained in the water until the next day at 3 o’clock. It was found lodged upon a log in the creek some four hundred yards below the ford. [Jersey County Democrat 06 Mar 1869]

SAMUEL PETER BLODGET, 89, FATHER OF DANIEL BLODGET OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED AUG 28, AT HIS HOME IN KBRIGHTON. ALTHOUGH HE HAD BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH FOR THE PAST 3 YRS, HIS DEATH WAS UNEXPECTED. MR BLODGET WAS THE OLDEST NATIVE RESIDENT OF BRIGTON AND WAS BORN AND HAD LIVED HIS ENTIRE LIFE IN THE SAME HOME. HIS WIFE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH MARCH 11 OF THIS YR. SURVIVING HIM IN ADDITION TO HIS SON, DANIEL, ARE 3 DAU, AND 5 OTHER SONS. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT ST PAUL METHODIST CHURCH WITH REV JAMES WEISS OFFICIATING, ASSISTED BY REV CHARLES BOYD OF CARROLLTON. BURIAL WAS IN BRIGHTON CEM.

John Blooms, a young German farmer, died at his home near Brussels, Thursday last. He leaves a newly made wife and relatives to mourn his loss. The HERALD extends condolence to the bereaved in their sad affliction. [perhaps 1891]

Rosedale Resident Dies - James Thomas Bloyd, aged 74 years, 6 months and 2 days, died at his home in Rosedale Township, Saturday morning, May 17. The deceased had been in ill health for some time. Funeral services were held from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Fieldon Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, Rev. Reuben Russell officiating. Interment was in the Fieldon cemetery. [Jersey County News 22 May 1930]

Funeral Mass for Mrs. Mary Ann Bock, 56, of Brighton was celebrated Wednesday morning at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton with Rev. George Radosevich of SS. Peter and Paul’s Church as celebrant. Burial was in Brighton Cemetery. Her death occurred December 30 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Alton.
She was born July 12, 1917 in Granite City a daughter of Mathis Kudelka sr., of Godfrey and the late Mrs. Anna Kudelka. She was employed as a practical nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital for ten years until retiring in 1964 due to failing health.
Survivors are her husband, Carl; a son, Carl jr., of Brighton; one daughter, Mrs. Ron Dwyer of Brighton; her father, six grandchildren; a brother, Mathis Kudelka, jr., Godfrey; and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Billbruck of Alton and Mrs. Olga Vizer of Granite City. [04 Jan 1973]

BERTHA V BOHANNON, 55, DIED JAN 29, 1987, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS. SHE WAS A WAITRESS AT VARIOUS RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA. BORN IN GREENFIELD, SHE WAS THE DAU OF THE LATE OTHER M & JENNIE MAE (HALL) NORRIS. SURVIVING ARE 1 SON, CHARLES BOHANNON, JERSEYVILLE; 1 GRANDSON; 7 SIS, CORNELIA CUMMINGS, GODFREY, DOROTHY ASHLOCK, JERSEYVILLE, PATSY ANTHONY, WHITE HALL, PAT HAVLIN, ROODHOUSE, MILDRED WATERS, LYNNVILLE, SARAH KNIGHT, WYNDER, GA AND MARGARET EASLEY, ROCKBRIDGE; 5; BRO, CHARLES NORRIS, GODFREY, GEORGE NORRIS, WHITE HALL, JOHN NORRIS, JOLIET, JAMES AND DOUG NORRIS, BOTH OF COLE CITY. GRAVESIDE RITES WERE CONDUCTED IN OAK GROVE CEM. Memorials may be given to THE LUPIS FOUNDATION. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville WAS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

DR HUGH RUSSELL BOHANNAN, 82, DEAN OF JERSEYVILLE DOCTORS DIED OCT 20, 1958 AT ST JOSEPH HOSP, ALTON, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR THE PAST 5 1/2 WKS. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD OCT 22, AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV M EDWARDS BREED OFFICIATED. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. AS A TRIBUTE OF RESPEDT TO THE BELOVED CITZEN OF JERSEY CO, BUSINESS HOUSES AND OFFICES IN JERSEYVILLE WERE CLOSED DURING THE HRS OF STHE HUNERAL. MASONIC RITES WERE CONDUCTED TUES EVE AT THE FUNERAL HOME. DR BOHANNAN WAS WIDELY KNOWN FOR HIS UNSELFISH SERVICE. THE JERSEYVILLE PHY HAD ENTERED DTHE HOSP SEPT 11, AND THE NEXT DAY OBSERVED HIS 82nd BIRTHDAY. THE DECEDENT WAS A SON OF THE LATE RUSSELL & MARY (SNELL) BOHANNAN AND WAS BORN SEPT 12, 1876 IN MACOUPIN CO. THE GREATER PART OF HIS LIFE WAS SSPENT IN JERSEY CO. THE WELL-KNOWN DR WAS A DECENDANT OF DR ASA SNELL, THE FIRST PRACTICING PHYSICIAN IN JERSEY CO, WHO CAME HERE IN 1833 FROM VERMONT. AS A YOUNG MAN HE TAUGHT IN THE RURAL SCHOOLS OF JERSEY CO AND AT FIDELITY AND OTTERVILLE. AS SOON AS SCHOOLS WRE DISMISSED FOR SUMMER VACATIONS HE BECAME A STUDENT AND STUDIED MEDICINE AT ILL MED COLLEGE IN CHICAGO. IN 1904 HE RECEIVED HIS DEGREE IN MEDICINE AND FOR 8 MONTHS ENGAGED IN PRACTICE IN NIOTAZA, KS, AND THEN RETURNED TO JERSEY CO WHERE FOR MORE THAN 50 YRS HE MINISTERED TO SEVERAL GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES. THOSE WHO SOUGHT HIS MEDICAL AID KNEW THAT THE FEE WOULD BE SMALL AND IN MANY CASES THE PHYSICIAN MADE NO CHARGE AT AALL. UPON LOCATING IN JERSEYVILLE HE OPENED AN OFFFICE IN THE SNEDEKER BUILDING ON N STATE ST, LATTER MOVING TO QUARTERS IN THE IOOF BUILDING WHERE HE REMAINED FOR 39 YRS. IN RECENT YRS DR BOAHNNAN HAD OFFICES OVER KIRBY DRUG STORE. IN 1953 DR BOHANNAN WAS GIVEN COMMUNITY WIDE RECOGNITION AS HE BEGAN HIS 49th YR OF PRACTICE IN JERSEY CO. A FUND WAS STARTED FOR A SUPRISE GIFT FOR THE PHY AND HIS MANY FRI ENDS AND PATIENTS WERE ANXIOUS TO TAKE PART IN THE PROJECT. BECAUSE OF HIS INTEREST IN SPORTS IT WAS DECIDED TO GIVE HIM A TELEVISION. WHEN MORE MONEY WAS RECEIVED THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE SET, OTHER GIFTS WERE PURCHASED ANDJ PRESENTED TO HIM. THE FOLLOWING YR DR BOHANNAN AND DR F N McLAREN OF WHITE HALL WERE HONORED BY THE JERSEY & GREENE CO MEDICAL SOCIETIES AS THEY MARKED THEIR 50 YRS OF PRACTICE. A DINNER WAS HELD IN JERSEEYVILLE IN THEIR HONOR AND THEY WERE PRESENTED GOLD SREVICE PINS AND PORTABLE RADIOS. WHEN INTERVIEWED IN 1953, DR BOHANNAN ESTIMATED HE HAD DELIVEREED ABOUT 1800 BABIES. DURING HIS YRS OF PRACTICE HE HAD USED MANY MODES OF TRAVEL TO REACH HIS PATIENTS. UNTIL HIS ILLNESS, DR BOHANNAN SELDOM MISSED A DAY AT HIS OFFICE AND FOR MANY YRS HE HAD OFFICE HRS 7 DAYS A WEEK AND EVENING HRS ALSO. DURING THE IINFLUENZA EPIDEMIC IN WW I THE JERSEYVILLE PHY HARDLY HAD HIS CLOTHES OFF FOR 5 WKS, EITHER DAY OF NIGHT, WHILE MINISTERING TO THE VICTIMS OF THE MALADY. DR BOHANNAN HAD BEEN AFFILIATED WITH BLUE LODGE NO 394, AF & AM, SINCE MAY 23, 1898 AND HAD RECEIVED A 50 YR MASONIC JEWL. HE HAD SERVED AS HIGH PRIEST OF THE ROYAL ARCH CHAPT. HE SERVED CONTINUOUSLY AS A MEMBER OF THE JERSEYVILLE BUILDING LOAN & HOMESTEAD ASSOC SINCE JUNE 11, 1928, AND AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH WAS VICE PRES OF THE JERSEY SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOC. DR BOHANNAN HAD BEEN AFFILIATED WITH THE JERSEY CO MEDICAL SOC FOR MANY YRS AND WAS PAST PRES OF THE SOC. HE WAAS MARRIED AUG 12, 1917 TO AGNES (LENZ) BOHANNAN OF JERSEYVILLE, WHO SURVIVES HIM. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 1 NIECE MISS INA BOHANNAN OF WHITE HALL AND 1 NEPHEW, CHARLES BOHANNAN, AND 1 G-NEPHEW, CHARLES BOHANNAN JR, OF JERSEYVILLE.

Native of Hungary Dies at Delhi Home - George Boker, 73, a native of Austria Hungary, died at his home near Delhi Thursday morning, September 20, at 9:50 o’clock following a six weeks’ illness. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, September 23, from the Delhi church, Rev. J. W. Smith of Jerseyville officiating. Interment was in the Marston cemetery.
Mr. Boker had resided in the United States for several years and for the last few years had resided on a farm near Delhi.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Boker, one step-son, Paul Kokes of Delhi and one step-daughter, Mrs. Aloc Bandy of Monterey, Ind. [1934]

MARY (GRISWOLD) BOKER, 77 YRS, 9 MO, 10 DAYS, A RESIDENT OF FIDELITY FOR ABOUT 56 YRS, DIED FEB 11, IN ALTON. MRS BOKER WAS STHE DAU OF THE LATE MR & MRS THOMAS PICKEREL AND SHE WAS BORN IN MONROE CO, KY, MAY 1, 1869. AS A CHILD SHE AND HER PARENTS CAME FROM KY IN A COVERED WAGON FROM KY TO ILLINOIS AND THE FAMILY SETTLED IN THE KANE VICINITY. AS A YOUNG WOMAN SHE MOVED TYO FIDELITY WHERE SHE HAD SINCE RESIDED. SURVIVING ARE 2 SONS, WAREN GRISWOLD OF FIDELITY AND LLOYD GRISWOLD OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 GRANDSON, HAROLD GRISWOLD OF SALEM AND 1 BRO, ELZY PICKEREL OF JERSEYVILLE. SERVICES WRE HELD AT WHITFIELD-WARNER FUNERAL CHAPEL IN MEDORA, FEB 14, WITH REV E W FOX OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WAS IN MAPLE LAWN CEM NEAR MEDORA.

Mrs. John Bond of Dow Vicinity Died Saturday - Mrs. John S. Bond, Sr., a resident of the Dow vicinity for the past five years, died Saturday afternoon, August 21, at 3:30 o’clock at the Memorial Hospital in Alton where she had been moved earlier in the week.
Before moving to Dow she had resided in Alton.
Surviving are her husband and four children, Mrs. Erma Dickmann, Mrs. Glaunda Campbell and John Bond, jr., of Alton and Tillman W. Bond of Rivera, California. She also leaves six grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.
Funeral rites were held Tuesday morning, August 24, at ten o’clock at the Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church in Alton with the Rev. Paul S. Krebs officiating. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

CLARENCE (SHORTY) BONER, 81, FORMER OWNER OF OLIVER IMPLEMENT CO, IN JERSEYVILLE, DIED SEPT 15, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. BONER WAS BORN JULY 26, 1906 IN KANE, THE SON OF THE LATE JOHN W & ELIZABETH (SMITH) BONER. HE WAS INVOLVED IN FARM-IMPLEMENT MANAGEMENT ANDSALES, RETIRING IN 1970. HE WAS A MEMBER OF UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN JERSEYVILLE. HE IS SURVIVIED BY HIS WIFE, HELEN (MORRIS) BONER, WHOM HE MARRIED JULY 26, 1928 IN BUTLER, MO; 1 SON CLARENCE BONER JU, OF ATLANTA GA; 2 GRANDSONS AND 2 GRANDAUGHTERS. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 1 SON, BILL BONER AND 1 BRO LESTER BONER. SERVICES WERE HELD AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV MIKE MICHELS OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. Memorials may be given to ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

LESTER LOU BONER, RETIRED FARMER OF RR 3, JERSEYVILLE DIED AT JERSEY COMM HOSP WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR 11 DAYS. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV W LOUIS PURCELL PASTOR OF FIRST METHODIST CHURCH, OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MR BONER, A SON OF THE LATE JOHN & LIZZIE (SMITH) BONER, WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, AUG 23, 1901. AT ONE TIME MR BONER OWNED AND OPERATED THE IMPLEMENT BUSINESS NOW KNOWN AS ISRINGHAUSEN IMPLEMENT CO, WEST OF JERSEYVILLE.

WM BONER, 63, BORN IN DONEGAL, IRELAND, AUG 12, 1892. CAME TO PENNSYLVANIA WHEN 19. IN K1855 HE MARRIED NANCY ANN (STOVER??) BONER, AND MOVED TO ILL. THEY WERE PARENTS OF 8 CHILDREN: THOMAS CHARLES, MARY CATHERINE, WM ALEXANDER, EMMA ANN, SARAH JANE, EDWIN FRANCIS, LUCY ELLEN AND JOHN W. 5 ARE LIVING. HE DIED AT HIS HOME 7 MI EAST OF KANE AND WAS BURIED IN PRUITT CEM.

ANNA BOOMER, WIFE OF ROY BOOMER, JERSEYVILLE DIED NOV 8, AT WATERS NURSING HOME WHERE SHE HAD RESIDED THE PAST MONTH. THE BODY WAS TAKEN TO Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville WHERE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WERE PENDING WHEN THE DEMOCRAT NEWS WENT TO PRESS. MRS BOOMER WAS A DAU OF THE LATE HERMAN & CHRISTENE (EBINGER) SCHOCK AND WAS BORN AT NURRHAWT, GERMANY, ON NOV 16, 1898. SHE HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR 49 YRS. SURVIVING IN ADDITION TO HER HUSBAND ARE 1 SON, WILLIAM H BLIND OF JACKSONVILLE, FL, 5 STEP DAU, MRS WM SCHULTZ, MRS JOE FRENCH AND MRS CHARLES WEBSTER OF JERSEYVILLE, MRS EDWARD PHIPPS OF KANE AND MRS CHARLES McINTYRE OF ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS, 2 GRANDCHILDREN, MARY ANN AND WILLIAM BLIND, AND 2 SIS, MRS EMMA LEE HENRICKS AND CAROLINE HENRICKS OF ST LOUIS.

ROY BOOMER, 79, A RETIRED FARMER OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED DEC 15 AT THE CALHOUN CONVALESCENT CARE HOME IN CALHOUN CO. FUNERAL RITES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV HARRY FRAZER OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. A WW I VETERAN, HE WAS BON OCT 24, 1893 IN JERSEY CO A SON OF DANIEL & HANNAH ANN (FRAZER) BOOMER. HE IS SURVIVED BY 5 DAU, MRS WILLIAM (ETHEL) SHULTS, MRS JOE (INEZ) FRENCH AND MRS CHARLES (NAOMI) WEBSTER, JERSEYVILLE, MRS EDWADRD (VIOLET) PHIPPS OF KANE AND MRS CHARLES (EVA) McINTYRE OF E ALTON; 11 GRANDCHILDREN; 9 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 4 SIS, MRS INEZ FRAZER AND MRS EVA RHOAKS OF JERSEYVILLE, MRS MARY RICE AND MRS LOTTIE CALENDER, BOTH OF ALTON. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, PARENTS, AND 3 BRO. VISITATION WAS HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville AND WORTHEY POST AMERICAN LEGION SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE CEM.

DOLORES RAE "DEE" BOOTH, 42. AND HER HUSBAND, GERALD WERE KILLED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NEAR JACKSONVILLE, FEB 10, 1981. SHE WAS BORN IN ERIE CO, NY, ON APR 9, 1938 THE DAU OF EDWARD & JOAN (SLATER) STONEFIELD, WHO SURVIVE. SHE HAD BEEN EMPLOYED THE PAST 5 YRS BY COLUMBIANA SEED CO, ELDRED. SURVIVING ARE HER PARENTS OF LAS VEGAS, NV; 3 DAU, PAMELA, SANDRA AND SHAROL BOOTH ALL AT HOME; 1 SIS, MRS SHARON GRAHM OF LAKEWOOD, CO. VISITATION WAS HELD AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME. SERVICES WERE HELD THERE WITH REV R E GEORGE OF JERSEYVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OFFICIATING AND BURIAL WAS IN MEMORIAL GARDENS, ELDRED. Memorials may be given to THE FAMILY.

EDWARD J BOOTH, 55, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED APR 11 AT GREENWOOD MANOR NURSING HOME. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV DAVID McGUIRE. BURIAL WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEM. HE WAS BORN NO 10, 1926 IN KAMPSVILLE, A SON OV WILLIAM H & FREDA (MIELKE) BOOTH. HIS SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE, MARJORIE (SCOGGINS) BOOTH WHOM HE MARRIED MAY 12, 1962 IN KAMPSVILLE; 1 SON, MORRIS, AT HOME; 3 DAU, CAROLYN SHORT OF JERSEYVILLE, ELIAZBETH AND TINA KAY, BOTH AT HOME; 1 BRO, VINCENT OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 SIS, BETSY HANELINE OF ALTON, MARY LOU JOHNSON OF CHESTER AND CATHERINE GILL OF KANE; HIS MOTHER, FREDA BOOTH AND MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, ANNA MARIE BARNES, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER, 1 SIS, NANCY AND 1 BRO, BOBBY JOE. Memorials may be given to THE NAZERENE BUILDING FUND.

GERALD DAVID BOOTH, 43, AND HIS WIFE WERE KILLED IN A CAR-TRUCK ACCIDENT TUES FEB 10, 1981, ON ILL RT 67 IN MORGAN CO, 6 MI SOUTH OF JACKSONVILLE. THEIR DAU SANDRA, WHO WAS WITH THEM WAS INJURED AND HOSPITALIZED AT PASSAVANT HOSP IN JACKSONVILLE. GERALD WAS BORN IN QUARRY TWSP, JERSEY CO, JULY 31, 1937, SON OF HOMER SR, & FLORENCE (BLACKSTONE) BOOTH, WHO SURVIVE. HE WORKED AT DUNCAN FOUNDRY IN ALTON FOR THE PAST 2 YRS, AND PRIOR TO THAT TIME WAS A DRIVER FOR BARLAGE TRUCKING, ELDRED. HE MARRIED DOLORES (STONEFIELD) BOOTH NOV 15, 1958, AT SAN BERNADINO, CA. SURVIVORS ARE HIS PARENTS, 3 DAU, PAMELA, SANDRA AND SHAROL BOOTH ALL AT HOME; 3 BRO, HOMER BOOTH JR, OF ELDRED, HAROLD BOOTH OF WOOD RIVER AND LOWELL BOOTH OF POMONA, CA; AND 1 SIS, MRS BERTHA FUNK OF JERSEYVILLE. VISITATION WAS HELD AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME. SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE FUNERAL HOME WITH REV R E GEORGE OF JERSEYVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN MEMORIAL GARDENS, ELDRED. Memorials may be given to THE FAMILY.

HOMER L BOOTH, SR, 89, FORMERLY OF GREENE CO, DIED SEPT 27, 1988, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. BOTN IN CALHOUN CO, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE JOHN & LOUISA (BRUNS) BOOTH. ON DEC 21, 1918, HE MARRIED FLORENCE (BLATSTONE) BOOTH IN ELSBERRY, MO. SHE DIED DEC ?2, 1985. SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, BERTHA FUNK OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 SONS, HAROLD BOOTH OF WOOD RIVER AND HOMER BOOTH JR, ELDRED; 23 GRANDCHILDREN; 36 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 6 G-G-GRANDCHILDREN AND 2 SIS, MANDY FREESEMEYER OF WAVERLY AND SOPHIA JONES OF NEBO. HE WAS SPRECEDED IN DEATH BY 2 SONS, GERALD AND LOWELL BOOTH; 2 BRO, ROSCOE AND CHESTER BOOTH; AND 1 SIS LESTER GOEWEY. VISITATION AND SERVICES ERE HELD AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME, CARROLLTON. REV BILL BAUGHMAN OFFICIATED, BURIAL IN MEMORIAL GARDENS CEM, ELDRED. Memorials may be given to AMERICAN LUNG ASSOC.

NANCY C BOOTH, 40, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED APR 22, 1981 AT MO BAPTIST HOSP, ST LOUIS, MO AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS. BORN IN CALHOUN CO, MARCH 19, 1941, SHE WAS A DAU OF WILLIAM HARRISON & FREDA (MIELKE) BOOTH AND HAD FORMERLY BEEN A WAITRESS. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER MOTHER FREDA AND 1 DAU, KIMBERLY CANNON, JERSEYVILLE; 2 BRO, EDWARD AND VINCENT BOOTH BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 SIS, BETSY HANELINE, ALTON, MARY LOU JOHNSON, CHESTER & CATHERINE GILL, KANE. VISITATION, ROSARY AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV WILLLIAM HEMBROW OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. Memorials may be given to AMERICAN CANCER SOC.

Forty Years Ago - Norman A. Boring died at his home in this city following an attack of quick consumption. He had been in poor health during the previous summer, but died nine days after he had taken to his bed. He was aged 69 years and was survived by his wife and four daughters.[12 Nov 1948]

CLARA ALICE BORMAN, 76 YRS 2 MO, 8 DAYS, OF FIELDON AND WIDOW OF JOSEPH BORMAN, DIED MARCH 24, AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON WHERE SHE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR THE PAST 6 WKS. MRS BORMAN WAS THE DAU OF THE ALLEN & CYNTHIA (WARNER) COPE, AND WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO, JAN 16, 1871. SURVIVING MRS BORMAN ARE 2 DAU, MRS PAUL GILLELAND OF FIELDON AND MRS JESSIE REYNOLDS OF CARROLLTON; 6 GRANDCHILDREN; 11 G-GRANDCHILDREN- 2 SIS, MRS JOHN POWELL OF FIELDON AND MRS JOHN HOLTSWORTH OF ELDRED; 3 BRO, LUTHER COPE OF BLOOMFIELD, MO, WILLIAM COPE AND FRED COPE OF DESMOINES, IA. HER HISBAND AND 1 DAU, MRS JOSIE SCHUDEL PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV LOUIS V HUBER OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN DAYTON CEM.

GOLDIE M BORMAN, 88 OF JERSEYVILLE DIED FEB 3, AT GARNET CHATEAU. HER HUSBAND HARRL BORMAN DIED IN JULY 1973. THE FUNERAL WAS CONDUCTED AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV EVERETT CHAMBERS. BURIAL WAS IN CARROLLTON CITY CEM. SHE WAS BORN IN ELDRED, APR 16, 1889 A DAU OF GEORGE & MARY (DAVIDSON) VARBLE. MRS BORMAN WAS A MEMBER OF THE ELDRED HOUSEHOLD SCIENCE CLUB. SURVIVORS ARE 2 DAU, MRS MARY HOWELL OF JERSEYVILLE AND MRS JOHN (MARJORIE) PERRY OF ST LOUIS; 1 BRO, VERNICE VARBLE OF ELDRED AND 1 SIS, MRS HOWARD (MILDRED) WALLS OF JACKSONVILLE; 4 GRANDCHILDREN; 3 G-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 1 DAU, EVELYN GRAY. Memorials may be given to ELDRED BAPTIST CHURCH.

HARRY L BORMAN, 84, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED AT BLU FOUNTAIN MANOR NURSING HOME IN GODFREY. HE HAD BEEN RESIDENT FOR 10 WKS. SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON BY REV EVERETT B CHAMBERS. INTERMENT WAS IN CARROLLTON CITY. HE WAS BORN IN ELDRED JAN 4, 1889. SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, GOLDIE; 3 DAU, MRS MARY HOWELL OF JERSEYVILLE, MRS MARJORIE PERRY OF ST LOUIS AND MRS EVELYN GRAY OF ELDRED; 4 GRANDCHILDREN AND 2 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

Miss Madeline Florence Borman, only child of George F. and Myrtle Borman, died Monday, aged 14 years and 3 months. The funeral service was held at the residence Tuesday afternoon, and was conducted by Elder Wm. Gaither. The interment was in Dayton cemetery. The bearers were six young men, cousins of the deceased, Leo, Martin, Harry, Arthur, and Clyde Borman, and Otis A. Ferguson. Madeline was born Nov. 7, 1901, and though she suffered a great part of her life, she was always patient and had a smile for everyone. Relatives from out of town who were here to the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Barnes, Mrs. Allen Ferguson and son Otis, all of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Parks of Greenfield, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hudson of Roodhouse, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Borman of Godfrey, Mrs. Mike Henkel of Kane. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all friends and neighbors in their affliction. [Carrollton Patriot 1916]

Forty Years Ago - Mrs. A. H. Bosarage died at her home in Bayou La Batra, Ala., following the birth of a child, which was buried with her. She was a former Greenfield girl, her maiden name being Anna Emmons, and her age was 26 years. Her body was brought back to Greenfield for burial. [Feb 1948]

Mother of Jersey Resident Dies - Mrs. Emma Augusta Botkin of Wood River, mother of Mrs. J. W. Holmes of Jerseyville, died suddenly at her home last Friday evening after returning home from a service at the Assembly of God church in Woodriver. Death was due to natural causes.
Mrs. Botkin is the widow of James Wyatt Botkin. She was born near Otterville and spent her early live in Jersey county, and for the past fifteen years she has lived in Woodriver.
The deceased is survived by eight children including; Mrs. Fay Hart and Mrs. Golda Derrington of Pasadena, Texas, Miss Dorothy Botkin of Woodriver, who is an ordained minister. Mrs. Ina Radcliff, St. Charles, Mo., Mrs. J. W. Holmes of Jerseyville, Mrs. Cora Bartlett of Godfrey, Mrs. Lavina Johannpeter, Ponca City, Oklahoma and a son James S. Botkin of Los Angeles, California.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Wood River Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the Woodland Hill Cemetery. [Jersey County Democrat 03 Nov 1938]

WILLIAM H BOTKIN, 70, A FORMER RESIDENT OF OTTER CREEK TWSP, DIED SEPT 7 [1958] AT HIS HOME IN TULSA, OK. MR BOTKIN WAS A BRO OF MRS JOSEPHINE PREGLER OF KANE AND A COUSIN OF MRS GEORGE BUSCH OF THE OTTERVILLE VICINITY. MR BOTKIN, A SON OF THE LATE WILLIAM D & ALMIRA M BOTKIN AND WAS BORN NOV 13, 1887, AT FENICE, ILL. HE GREW TO MANHOOD ON A FARM NEAR OTTERVILLE. HE HAD RESIDED IN KTULSA SINCE 1909 WHERE HE WAS WIDELY KNOWN AS THE "CURBSTONE PREACHER" WHO HAD HANDED OUT AN ESTIMATED 6,240,000 RELIGIOUS TRACTS DURING HIS 20 YR TULSA "STREET MINISTRY". THE TRACTS BOTKIN HANDED OUT WERE INTERDENOMINATIONAL. HE, HOWEVER, WAS A DEDICATED MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH AND WAS THE BUILDING CONTRACTOR FOR THE CHURCH WHICH BURNED DOWN AT 5th AND PEORIA AVES IN TULSA A FEW YRS AGO. NOT BEING ORDAINED OR QUALIFIED FOR THE MINISTRY, BOTKIN STARTED OUT HELPING WHEREEVER HE COULD AND THEN BEGAN PASSING OUT TRACTS. HE WAS A FAMILIAR FIGURE AT 3rd AND MAIN STS IN TULSA WHERE HE WENT 6 DAYS A WK FOR 20 YRS AND HANDED OUT AN AVERAGE OF 1,000 TRACTS A DAY. HE HAD BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH FOR SOMETIME AND HAD DISTRIBUTED HIS LAST TRACT ON AUG 29. BEFORE ENGAGING IN THE SIDEWALK MINISTRY, MR BOTKIN WAS KNOWN IN THE REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS. BEFORE DOING CONSTRUCTION WORK HE WAS AN OFFICE EMPLOYEE OF THE HEWITT RUBBER CO. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, MRS CAROL BOTKIN OF TULSA, OK; 2 SONS, LOYD BOTKIN OF TULSA AND JOHN M BOTKIN OF FT WORTH, TX; 2 DAU, MRS CAROLYN MATTAX, TULSA AND MRS BARBARA ATTERBERRY OF LAFAYETTE, LA; 1 SIS, MRS JOSEPHINE PREGLER OF KANE; AND 16 GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL SEVICES WERE HELD SEPT 9, AT CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH IN TULSA AND BURIAL WAS IN OAKLAWN CEM THERE.

Hon. John Minor Botts, a distinguished Virginia politician who has figured in State and National politics for the last fifty years, is dead. [Jersey County Democrat 21 Jan 1869]

SARAH BOULTON, 67, WAS BORN IN LANKENSHIRE, ENGLAND MAY 8, 1812. DAU OF WM & MARY BROOKS, SHE CAME TO AMERICA IN 1840, TO PATTERSON, NJ. THEN SHE MOVED TO ROCK ISLAND, IL AND JOINED THE BAPTIST CHURCH THERE. IN JULY 1845, SHE CAME TO AND SETTLED IN GREENE CO. SHE MARRIED JAMES H BOULTON ON NOV 14, 1850. SHE WAS 1 OF 9 CHILDREN, 7 BOYS AND 2 GIRLS, 4 OF THEM PRECEDED HER IN DEATH ALONG WITH HER FATHER AND MOTHER. 4 BOYS REMAIN TO MOURN THEIR SISTER.

CHARLES BOUSHKA, 80, OF CARROLLTON DIED SEPT 18, AT JERSEYVILLE CARE CENTER. FRIENDS CALLED AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD THERE WITH REV R E GEORGE OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. A RETIRED FARMER, HE WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO ON AUG 8, 1896, A SON OF MATTHIAS & JUNLA ANN (RUSK) BOUSHKA. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIDOW, MRS JENNIE (HILDRED) BOUSHKA; 1 DAU, MRS HELEN HARRIS OF PARSONS, KN; 2 SONS, DELBERT E BOUSHKA OF PEORIA AND WILLIAM M BOUSHKA OF PHOENIX CITY, AL; 3 GRANDCHILDREN. HIS PARENTS AND 2 BRO PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

JENNIE E BOUSHKA, 81, FORMERLY OF CARROLLTON, DIED JULY 5 AT DOCTORS HOSP, COLUMBUS, GA. SHE WAS BORN NOV 26, 1900 IN ROSEDALE, A DAU OF THE LATE JOSEPH & IDA (MURPHY) HILDRED. HER HUSBAND, CHARLES BOUSHKA, DIED SEPT 18, 1976. SHE IS SURVIVIED BY 2 SONS, WILLIAM M BOUSHKA OF SMITHS, AL, WITH WHOM SHE HAD RESIDED SINCE LAST FEB, AND DELBERT OF PEORIA; 1 DAU, HELEN HARRIS OF PARSONS, KS; 5 GRANDCHILDREN AND 3 G-GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

JULIA A BOUSHKA, 80, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT THE HOME OF HER SON CHARLES BOUSHKA, OF CARROLLTON. THE DECEDENT WAS THE DAU OF THE LATE THOMAS & SARAH (HEATON) RUSK AND WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO ON JULY 13, 1869. MRS BOUSHKA IS SURVIVED BY 1 SON, CHARLES OF CARROLLTON, 4 GRANDSONS, RALPH AND LEO BOUSHKA JR, OF KANE, WILLIAM OF ROLLA MO, AND DELBERT OF THE US ARMY STATIONED AT CAMP CAMPBELL, KY; 1 GRANDDAUGHTER, MRS WILFORD HARRIS OF ALTON; 2 G-GRANDCHILDREN, SHARON LEE AND BARBARA JANE BOUSHKA, AND 1 SIS, MRS EFFIE COPE OF METROPOLIS, IL. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, MATT BOUSHKA AND 2 SONS, LIONARD AND LEO BOUSHKA. SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV F W SCHWARZLOSE, PASTOR OF FIRST METHODIST CHURCH, JERSEYVILLE, OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

Matthias Boushka died at his home 7 miles northwest of Jerseyville, Monday, November 6, 1922, at 5:30 a. m. at the age of 57 years, 8 months and 13 days.
The decedent is survived by the wife and two sons, Leo and Charlie Boushka, both residents of Jersey County.
Funeral Services will be held from the church of the Holy Ghost Wednesday, November 8th, at 9:00 a. m. Rev. Father John H. Gramke will celebrate the High Mass. Interment will be in St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cemetery, St. Louis.

NANCY A BOUSHKA, 18, DAU OF MR & MRS WILLIAM BOUSHKA OF MINNEAPOLIS, MN, DIED UNEXPECTEDLY JAN 30 IN MINNEAPOLIS. A STUDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MN, SHE WAS BORN NOV 26, 1952 IN TN. IN ADDITION TO HER PARENTS SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER TWIN SIS, SUSAN B AND 1 BRO, WILLIAM M AT HOME; AND HER GRANDPARENTS, MR & MRS LEE SHANKS OF KANE AND MR & MRS CHARLES BOUSHKA OF CARROLLTON. HER MOTHER IS THE FORMER LEONA M SHANKS. VISITATION WAS FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

Elizabeth Bowers, 84, died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.
Born in Jacksonville, daughter of the late Leroy and Laura (Lorton) Harrison she married Harry Hardwick, who died in 1960. Then, in 1964, she married Otis Bowers, who preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving, are a daughter, June Lewis of Alton; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of services at 11 a.m. at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton with the Rev. Terry Turner officiating. Burial will be in Mount Gilead Cemetery, southwest of Carrollton. The American Cancer Society has been designated as a memorial. [Alton Telegraph 13 Nov 1985]

OLIVER ARNOLD BOWERS, 81, OF CARROLLTON, DIED OCT 27, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT AIRMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON BY REV GARY PETERSON. BURIAL WAS IN MEMORIAL GARDENS CEM, ELDRED. BORN IN JERSEY CO JAN 11, 1903, HE WAS THE SON OF JOSEPH & SUSAN (WINTERS) BOWERS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE LOYAL ORDER OF THE MOOSE. HE MARRIED ADELIA (GILLELAND) BOWERS OCT 27, 1927. SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, MRS BETTY EDWARDS OF CARROLLTON; 2 SONS, JOSEPH B OF HARDIN KAND ARNOLD R OF GRANITE CITY; AND 1 SIS, CECIL JOHNISEE OF NJ. Memorials may be given to JERSEY COMM HOSP.

MILFORD T BOWKER, 69, FORMER RESIDENT OF MEDORA, DIED OCT 10, 1989, AT HOME. A WW II ARMY VETERAN, HE OPERATED THE GET WELL VACUUM HOSP IN MEMPHIS, TN, AND HAD FORMERLY OPERATED A VACUUM STORE IN ALTON. BORN IN MEDORA, HE WAS A SON OF THE LATE TRUMAN & RUBY (OWENS) BOWKER. JAN 26, 1947, IN MEDORA, HE MARRIED ALMETA (LOWE) BOWKER. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; 4 SONS, MASTER SGT MILFORD BOWKER OF SAN ANTONIO, TX, DWIANE BOWKER OF ST CHARLES, MO, MAJOR CHARLES BOWKER OF OMAHA, NE, AND RICHARD BOWKER OF MEMPHIS; 6 GRANDCHILDREN; 4 SIS, VIOLA DIRCHNER AND DORIS PRUITT, BOTH OF GREENFIELD AND ANNE BOWKER AND LELA HARDING, BOTH OF MEDORA; AND LELA HARDING, BOTH OF MEDORA; AND 3 BRO, LLOYD BOWKER OF MEDORA, GENE BOWKER OF GODFREY AND BILL BOWKER OF INDIANA. PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH WERE 4 BRO, JAMES, WALTER, ELMER AND CLAUDE BOWKER; AND 1 SIS, IDABELLE COLEMAN. SERVICES WERE AT FORREST HILL FUNERAL HOME IN MEMPHIS AND BURIAL WAS IN FORREST HILL CEM IN MEMPHIS, TN.

TRUMAN D BOWKER, 83, OF MEDORA DIED FEB 23, 1975 AT CARLINVILLE AREA HOSP WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR 5 WKS. FINAL SERVICES WERE HELD, FEB 26, AT MT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV GORDON SHEPHARD OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN MEDORA CEM. MR BOWKER HAD RETIRED FROM THE MEDORA ELEVATOR AFTER 23 YRS SERVICE. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIDOW, RUBY (OWENS) BOWKER; 5 DAU, MRS VIOLA KIRCHNER, GREENFIELD, MRS DORIS PRUITT, ROCKBRIDGE, MRS LELA HARDING, MRS IDA BELL COLEMAN AND MISS ANNA MAE BOWKER, ALL OF MEDORA; 7 SONS, JAMES AND GENE OF ALTON, LLOYD OF MEDORA, CLAUDE OF CACCOLLTON, MINFORD, MEMPHIS, TN, ELMER, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA AND WILLIAM OF INDIANA; 35 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 35 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

William Bradshaw died Tuesday afternoon at five o’clock, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Jonas Bradshaw, in this city. The funeral occurred today. Interment in the Pruitt cemetery. The deceased was thirty-five years of age, and leaves a wife and one child. [Dec 1898]

WILLIAM "MICK" BRADY, 80, OF JERSEYVILLE, A RETIRED RAILROAK AGENT FROM GM&O RIALROAD AT KANE AND A BARBER, DIED RECENTLY. HE WAS BORN SEPT 23, 1898 A SON OF WILLIAM H & LETTIE (GREATHOUSE) BRADY. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV MAX BORAH OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. BRADY WAS A MEMBER OF KANE METHODIST CHURCH, PAST WORSHIPFUL MASTER OF KANE MASONCI LODGE, PAST WORTHY PATRON OF KANE EASTERN STAR AND PAST COMMANDER OF BELVIDERE COMMANDRY OF ALTON. SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, EDITH (GUYER) BRADY, WHOM HE MARRID NOV 28, 1929 IN NESS CITY, KAN; 1 SON, WILLIAM J BRADY OF HAMBURG, 1 DAU, JESSIE KLOPFENSTEIN, JERSEYVILLE; 7 GRANDCHILDDREN AND 4 G-GRANDCHILDREN. HIS PARENTS, 1 SON, 2 BRO AND 2 SIS, PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. THE BRADYS HAD LIVED IN JERSEYVILLE FOR 6 YRS, MOVING HERE FROM KANE.

MERWIN ELDON BRAKEVILLE, 39 YRS, 4 MO, 25 DAYS, A RESIDENT OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED MAY 18, 1959 AT BARNES HOSP IN ST LOUIS WHERE HE HAD BEEN A MEDICAL PATIENT FOR THE PAST WK. MR BRAKEVILLE, A WELDER AT LACLEDE STEEL, SUFFERED FROM A HEART MALADY AND HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO WORK SINCE THE MIDDLE OF JAN. HE HAD BEEN HOSPITALIZED AT JERSEY COMM HOSP PRIOR TO HIS REMOVAL TO BARNES. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV J DAN MOORE OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MR BRAKEVILLE WAS BORN IN ELDRED, DEC 23, 1919, A SON OF LEONARD & MAGDALENE (MURPHY) BRAKEVILLE. HE WAS A WW II VETERAN. SURVIVING AARE HIS WIFE, HELEN (ISRINGHAUSEN) BRAKEVILLE; 4 SONS, DALLAS, WILLIAM, RONALD AND GREGORY, AND 1 DAU, SANDRA ALL OF WHOM RESIDE AT HOME; HIS FATHER AND STEP MOTHER, MR & MRS LEONARD BRAKEVILLE OF COTTAGE HILLS; HIS MOTHER, MRS ARTHUR GRANTHAM AND HIS STEP FATHER, MR GRANTHAM OF CARROLLTON; 1 BRO, WALTER BRAKEVILLE OF GODFREY, 1 HALF SIS, MRS RAYMOND EZELL OF GODFREY AND 1 STEP BRO, EDWARD MEISENHEIMER OF COTTAGE HILLS.

WALTER BRAKEVILLE OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED THURS AT THE HOME IN ALTON WHERE HE HAD BEEN STAYING WHILE EMPLOYED THERE. HIS DEATH WAS UNEXPECTED. VISITATION WAS HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT ST FRANCIS CHURCH BY REV R T SHEA. BURIAL WAS IN ST FRANCIS CEM. THOUGH INCAPACITATED SINCE SUFFERING A STROKE SEVERAL YRS AGO, MR BRAKEVILLE HAD FOR THE PAST FEW MONTH BEEN WORKING WITH SPECIALIZED SERVICES IN ALTON. MR BRAKEVILLE WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, JULY 28, 1913, A SON KOM MRS MAGDALENEN M GRANTHAM OF CARROLLTON AND THE LATE LEONARD BRAKEVILLE. BEFORE BECOMING ILL, MR BRAKEVILLE HAD WORKED AS AN ASSEMBLER IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE EDNA F BRAKEVILLE; 3 SONS, DR ROBERT L BRAKEVILLE AND JOHN D BRAKEVILLE OF ALTON, AND LAWRENCE J BRAKEVILLE OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 DAU, MRS GEORGE (MARY FRANCES) CUVAR OF GLEN CARBON AND MAR MARGIE A KINCAID OF ALTON, 1 HALF BRO, LEONARD BRAKEVILLE JR, OF PORTLAND, OR; HIS MOTHER AND 10 GRANDCHILDREN.

Mrs. Minnie Hitker Braksick was born August 19th, 1847, in Belafield, Germany. She died at her home in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois Saturday, December 12, 1908, aged 61 years, 3 months and 23 days. The deceased was married to Edward Braksick in Germany, 1872. They came to America in 1882 and located at Brussels May 2nd the same year. Mr. and Mrs. Braksick had many friends all through the lower end of this county where they spent most of their lives on a farm. For many years they had charge of Hastings landing on the Mississippi river. After the death of her husband at Hastings landing, Mrs. Braksick and her two daughters at home moved to Hardin where she spent the remainder of her life. She was a consistent Christian lady and an active member of the Lutheran church at Brussels. Rev. Jas. R. Sager, of Hardin, conducted a short service at the home before starting for the cemetery at Brussels where she was laid to rest according to the rites of the church to which she was a member. Rev. Waggenor, pastor, officiating. The ladies organization of church workers at Brussels of which Mrs. Braksick was a member, took an active part in the interment. Besides the two single daughters, Mrs. Braksick leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Fred Etter of Hardin, and Mrs. W. H. Zigrang, of Batchtown, who with a large number of more distant relatives and many friends mourn the loss of an affectionate mother, a good citizen and a true friend.

The following Obituary was read by Dr. C. Nash at the funeral of Mrs. Gertrude Bramlette:
Gertrude P. Felter was a native of Nyack, New York, born June 9, 1817. She came to Illinois about the year 1836. In Carrollton, Ill., on Aug. 9, 1838, she was united in marriage to Samuel W. Horton, who died Dec. 5, 1844. Three children were born to that union one of whom, Mrs. O. A. Tiff, of this city, is now living. ON Nov. 14, 1845, in Fieldon, Ill., she was married to Wm. Bralette, who died in 1852. To this union two children were born, one of whom, Mrs. H. A. Davis, of Denver, Col., survives the mother. Mrs. live Richards of this city, is the only grand-child now living, and there are five great-grand-children all of whom were present at the funeral.
Mrs. Bramlete resided for a number of years in Carollton, Ill., then for tow or more years in St. Louis, during her second husband’s lifetime, and finally, in 1855, settled in Jerseyville where she ended her earthly career. Having kindred in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Ill., and Denver, Colo., she made frequent trips to those places as the years sped by, and enjoyed reunions with these loved ones.
She united with the Baptist church in this city in 1858, and was baptized by the late Rev. D. P. French. In this fellowship she spent the remainder of her earthly life in preparation by prayerfulneess and punetual attendance upon the means of grace for the life above.
Last winter, while sojourning with the daughter in Denver she was stricken severely with lagrippe which shattered her strength and from which she never fully rallied. When pneumonia seized her a short time ago she was unable to withstand its assaults and on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock Jan. 6, 1900 at the residence of O. A. Tiff in this city, she passed to the fellowship of the greater company of loved ones among the saints in light. Mrs. Bralette lived to a good old age, belonging to a family who are long lived. Three sisters and one brother, all except one sister older than she, still survive her. Her life of widow-hood of well nigh a half century must have had its peculiar trials of loneliness, and patient endurance, and yet she went steadily on in the allotments meted out by the heavenly Father until her crowning day came. Her Christian life was characterized by evenness and steady performance of duty. She loved the house of God, and her seat was not vacant unless she was providentially prevented. At the public preaching and prayer meeting she delighted to be. Only three weeks ago today she attended service in this house, both morning and evening. In the end her faith was firm, her hope as an anchor to the soul, and she quitted the walks of men to be with God and the loved company gathered by the river of life. Peace to her memory. [Jan 1900]

GEORGE W "BRIT" BRANNAN JR, 57, DIED UNEXPECTEDLY FEB 22, 1988, AT HIS RESIDENCE. BRANNAN, FORMERLY OF GREENE CO, RETIRED FROM OLIN CORP IN JUNE 1987, AND OPERAED A SHOE REPAIR BUSINESS IN JERSEYVILLE. BORN IN ELDRED, HE WAS THE SON OF DOROTHY (DICKINSON) BRANNAN OF CARROLLTON AND THE LATE GEORGE W BRANNAN SR. HE MARRIED ETHEL PEARL (ADCOCK) BRANNAN, JULY 6, 1981. SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 2 DAU, CYNTHIA SHIREMAN OF WINCHESTER AND JEAN KENNEDY OF WHITE HALL; 2 STEPSONS, BOR ADCOCK OF WOODSON AND PAUL ADCOCK OF WI; 5 GRANDCHILDREN; 5 STEP GRANDCHILDREN; 1 STEP G-GRANDCHILD; AND 2 SIS, CONNIE SEGOBIANO AND DARLENE CZERNY, BOTH OF ALTON. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON. REV PAUL ELLIOTT OFFICIATED. BURAIL WAS IN MEMORIAL GARDENS CEM IN ELDRED. INQUEST PENDING.

LILLIE J BRANT, 76 YRS, 10 MO, 24 DAYS, DIED JULY 4, AT ALTON MEM HOSP WHERE SHE HAD BEEN MOVED A FEW HRS EARLIER. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HILD AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV M EDWARDS BREED, PASTOR OF FIRST PRESBY CHURCH, OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN JALAPPA CEM. MRS BRANT WAS A DAU OF THE LATE HENRY & REBECCA (JONES) BENTON AND WAS BORN IN MO ON AUG 10, 1878. AS A YOUNG GIRL SHE LIVED IN JERSEYVILLE AND ATTENDED LOCAL SCHOOLS. SHE WAS MARRIED TO JOHN BRANT AND THE COUPLE MOVED TO CHESTER WHERE THEY RESIDED. IN 1952, MRS BRANT RETURNED TO JERSEYVILLE AND RESIDED AT GREENLAWN NURXING HOME UNTIL ABOUT 2 WKS AGO WHEN SHE WAS MOVED TO RIVERVIEW NURSING HOME IN ALTON. HER ONLY SURVIVORS ARE NIECES AND NEPHEWS, AMONG WHOM ARE MRSS MARY FREY OF ALTON, MRS EDNA SNIDER OF JERSEYVILLE, ROY SWEENEY OF KANE, FRANCIS SWEENEY [remainder unavailable]

WILLIAM HALE BREEDING, 21, BOATSWAIN'S MATE 2/C OF THE US NAVY, DIED OF WOUNDS FOLLOWING ACTION IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WAR. HIS PARENTS MR & MRS WILLIAM BREEDING OF WHITE HALL WRE NOTIFIED FRI MAY MAY IL BY THE WAR DEPT. THE YOUNG MAN WAS THE ONLY SON OF MR & MRS WILLIAM BREEDING AND WAS BORN BEARDSTOWN, AUG 8, 1924. WHEN A YOUTH HE MOVED WITH HIS PARENTS TO JERSEYVILLE WHERE HE ATTENDED GRADE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL. SURVIVING HIM IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS ARE 3 SIS, MRS FRANCES ALLEN OF JACKSONVILLE, MISS JOANN BREEDING OF SPRINGFIELD AND MARY CAROL WHO RESIDES AT HOME. INFORMATION IN THE TELEGRAM FRIK WAS THAT THE BODY WAS INTERRED IN AN ALLIED CEM IN THE PACIFIC PENDING THE TERMINATION OF HOSTILITIES. [1945]

CLARA EDNA BREITWEISER,61 YRS, 3 MO, 11 DAYS, DIED AT THE HOME. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MRS BREITWEISER, A DAU OF THE LATE VIRGIL & LILLIAN (CUMMINGS) SMITH WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, FEB 4, 1902. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND, JEROME; 1 DAU, MRS KENNETH (VIVIAN) SCHMIDT OF BRIGHTON; 3 GRANDCHILDEN AND 1 FOSTER GRANDSON.

B. S. Bricker Of Kane Died Unexpectedly - Benjamin S. Bricker, 54 year old resident of Kane, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon about 5:45 o’clock. He had been in failing health for several years but had continued active. Tuesday afternoon Mr. Bricker was mowing his yard when he suffered the fatal illness. He was moved in Jacoby Brothers ambulance to Boyd Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 5:45 o’clock.
A native of St. Elmo, Mr. Bricker had lived in Alton for thirty-two years where he worked as a brick contractor. The family had resided in Kane the past eight months.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lois Elsie Baines Bricker of Kane, five daughters, Mrs. Ruth McLean, Springfield, Mrs. Pauline McLean, Alton, Mrs. Lucy Mae Jones, Dorchester, Mrs. Dorothy McLain and Mrs. Joan Beck, Cottage Hills; two sons, Homer of Godfrey and Lloyd, who is in military service stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash.; two brothers, Carl H. Cottage Hills, and Homer, Alton; a sister, Mrs. Goldie Pauline Troutline of Hartford, and twenty grandchildren. Three children and a sister preceded him in death. A son, Benjamin, jr., of Kane died in June.
The body is at Smith Funeral Home in Alton where friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be held Saturday afternoon, August 13, at 2:30 o’clock at the Funeral Home. Rev. H. L. Potier, pastor of the Kane Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Bethalto City Cemetery. [11 Aug 1960]

RAY J BRICKEY, 85, OF CUBA, MO, FORMERLY OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED FEB 20. BORN AUG 19, 1898, HE WAS AN INDEPENDENT TRUCKER AND AT ONE STIME OPERATED THE JOHN DEERE AGENCY. HE HAD SERVED 29 YRS ON JERSEYVILLE'S VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. WELL KNOWN AS A BALL PITCHER HE HAD HIS OWN BALL TEAM "BRICKEY'S" THAT HASPLAYED ALL OVER THE STATE AND HE HAD ALSO PITCHED FOR THE CARROLLTON HAWKS. IN 1953, HE WAS STILL PLAYING BALL AT THE AGE OF 55. AT ONE TIME HE WAS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FASTEST PITCHERS IN THE AREA AND COULD STRIKE OUT 20 MEN IN A GAME. HIS SON RAY, WAS A CATCHER. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE OF 40 YRS, RUBY (GROSS) BRICKEY. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS ONLY SON, RAY JR AND HIS FIRST WIFE, THE FORMER NELL DARR. SEVICES WERE HELD AT BRITTON FUNERAL HOME IN CUBA, MO AND BURIAL WAS IN MERAMAC HILLS CEM IN CUBA, MO.

ALLIE BRIDGES, 99, DIED OCT 29, 1990, AT JERSEYVILLE CARE CENTER, AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS. SHE HAD OPERATED A RESTAURANT IN JERSEYVILLE. BORN IN GREENE CO, SHE WAS THE DAU OF THE LATE MOSES & MARGARET (WINTERS) FREER. ON AUG 1, 1917, SHE MARRIED WILLIAM ARTHUR BRIDGES IN JERSY CO. HE DIED APR 12, 1940. SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, GERTRUDE SMITH OF JERSEYVILLE; 15 GRANDCHILDREN; 20 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 2 G-G-GRANDCHILDREN. 3 SONS, KENNETH,M WILLIAM, AND LEO BRIDGES; 3 SIS AND 4 BRO, PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. VISITATION WAS AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville.SERVICES WERE HELD AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, JERSEYVILLE, REVS GRANT JENSEN AND WALTER BURK OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. Memorials may be given to FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.

(LETTER TO EDITOR OF REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER JERSEY CO; JAN 10, 1905.) YOUR PAPER ON DEC 15, CONTAINS THE OBIT OF HORACE F BRIDGES. I NOTICE SOME INACCURACIES WHICN BRINGS THE MIND INTO A REMINISCENT MOOD. HORACE F BRIDGES WAS BORN IN JERSEY, THEN GREENE CO. HIS (OUR) FATHER, HIRAM BRIDGES, CAME TO GREENE CO ABOUT 1829, SETTLED NEAR THE SITE OF FIELDON, AND WAS FOUNDER OF THAT PLACE. OUR GRANDFATHER, JOSIAH ARMSTRONG, A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, HAD PREVIOUSLY SETTLED THERE. THE FIRST SETTLERS IN JERSEY CO LOCATED IN THE HEAVY TIMBER WEST OF JERSEY AND WERE SOME YRS AHEAD OF THE NEW JERSEY CROWD WHICH SETTLED ON THE PRAIRIE AND FOUNDED THE TOWN OF JERSEY. I HAVEN'T A CHART BEFORE ME AND ONLY WRITE FROM MEMORY AND THAT WHICH I HAVE HEARD. ALTHOUGH NOT QUITE SIXTY YRS OF AGE I HAVE A CLEAR RECOLLECTION OF THE TIME WHEN ABOUT EVERYBODY IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WORE BLUE JEANS OR BUTTERNUT. THERE WAS ONLY 1 PAINTED HOUSE ON THE ROAD TO BETWEEN JERSEYVILLE AND FIELDON. I BELIEVE, DR SNELL HAD HIS HOUSE PAINTED OR A TILE ROOF. THE RULE, IN FACT ALL, WERE HOUSES OF LOGS. SOMETIMES NOT CLINKED (CHINKED?) AND DAUBED. AN ASH HOPPER IN FRONT FACING THE BIG ROAK, SPINNING WHEEL, AND HAND LOOMS GALORE. UPSAIRS WAS IN THE LOFT, REACHED BY A LADDER WHERE THE (TEN?) OVER PLUS OF CHILDREN WERE STOWED AT NIGHT. OUR PEOPLE ALWAYS HAD BOOKS. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM, I THINK HEIRLOOMS FROM VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY. THE LATE REV B B HAMILTON, A BROTHER OF DR J O HAMILTON TOLD ME THAT THE ONLY PLACE IN OUR WHOLE COUNTRY WHERE HE FOUND PLENTY OF BOOKS WAS AT OUR HOUSE AND AT THE HOUSE OF MY UNCLE ENOCH BRIDGES, AN OLD TIME PREACHER OF THE PABTIST (PAPIST?) (BAPTIST?) PERSUASION. AS I REMEMBER THAT THOSE OLD-TIME PEOPLE WERE GOOD NEIGHBORS. THEY STOOD BY EACH OTHER. ALTHOUGH ONE MAY HAVE BEEN A WANDERER, SEEN MANY COUNTRIES, AND TAKEN DESPERATE CHANCES, AS THE DEVOUT ISREALITE TURNED HIS FACE TOWARD JERUSALEM IN PRAYER, SO OUR HEART AND MEMORY GOES BACK TO THE OLD SCENES. (SIGNED) WILLIAM E BRIDGES

ROBERT BRIDGES, 26, SON IN LAW OF WM LOY, REV ROADY OF KANE. BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH. WIFE, CORA LOY BRIDGES. [1917]

RUSSELL S BRIDGES, 75, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED OCT 26 [1977] AT ST JOSEPH HOSP, ST CHARLES, MO. HE WAS BORN JUNE 12, 1902 IN WRIGHTS, THE SON OF EDGAR & MARY ETTA (GREEN) BRIDGES. HE MARRIED IDA (TUCKER) BRIDGES. SHE DIED IN 1933 SURVIVORS ARE 3 DAU, MRS WALTER (HELEN) MUEGGENBURG, ALTON, MRS WILLIAM (MARY) STAYLOR, BETHALTON AND MRS LLOYD (RUBY) PHIPPS, COTTAGE HILLS; 3 SON, LLOYD BRIDGES, JERSEYVILLE, WALTER L BRIDGES, GODFREY AND MELVIN D BRIDGES, ALTON; 22 GRANDCHILDREN; 10 G-GRANDCHILDREN AND 1 SIS, SYLVIA MOTSINGER, JERSEYVILLE. VISITATION AND FUNERAL WERE HELD AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV DORCEY HILL OFFICIATED WITH BURIAL IN JALAPPA CEM. Memorials may be given to AMERICAN CANCER SOC.

RUSSELL BRIDGEWATER, 66, OF R2 JERSESYVILLE, SEPT 12, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HE WAS A RETIRED GRAIN AND LIVESTOCK FARMER. HE WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, APR 8, 1911 THE SON OF THE LATE ORNAN W & ETHEL (BLACKWELL) BRIDGEWATER. MARCH 26, 1930 HE MARRIED JULIA (SNYDER) BRIDGEWATER. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; 2 SONS, RUSSELL RICHARD BRIDGEWATER AND KENNETH DALE BRIDGEWATER BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 BRO, WILLIAM BRIDGEWATER OF CARROLLTON; 4 SIS, MRS VICTOR (WILMA) SCHMUCK, CARROLLTON, MRS CECIL (LEONA) CROSBY, HESPERIA, CA, MRS FINLEY (LOUISE) SMITH OF INGLEWOOD, CA AND MRS GEORGE (ETHEL MAE) HUGHES OF POMONA, CA; 7 GRANDCHILDREN AND 5 G-GRANDDAUGHTERS. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV EVERETT CHAMBERS OF FIRST BAPTST CHURCH OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN ELDRED MEMORIAL GARDENS. Memorials may be given to THE HEART FUND.

PEARL EDITH BRIETWEISER OF R1, JERSEYVILLE DIED JAN 22 AT JERRSEY COMM HOSP. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV WARREN BROWN OFFICIATED WITH INTERMENT IN OAK GROVE CEM. HER SURVIVORS ARE HER HUSBAND, EDWARD BREITWEISER; HER MOTHER, MRS HETTIE (RAY) BEAN) OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 HALF SIS, MRS ORVILLE (ROBERTA) GUILANDER JR OF FJERSEYVILLE; 3 STEP BRO, HAROLD BEAN OF KANE, WILBUR BEAN OF JERSEYVILLE AND DENNIS, WOOD RIVER. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 1 SIS, ANNA MOWEN AND 1 HALF BRO, HUBERT BEAN.

PAUL C BRIGGS, 49, DIED AT SEPT 21, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP, FOLLOWING AN ILLNESS OF 2 DAYS. HE WAS BORN OCT 12, 1925 IN ALTON, THE SON OF WILLIAM & PEARL (COPE) BRIGGS. HE SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES DURING WW II. HE MARRIED SHIRLEY (FORD) BRIGGS, JUN 28, 1951, AND WAS A SALESMAN FOR COLONIAL BAKERY. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE, SHIRLEY,DAU, JANICE AT HOME AND MRS DAN (DIANA) OSBORN, JERSEYVILLE; HIS PARENTS; BROTHERS, CHARLES WILLIAM JR, AND MORRIS BRIGGS, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE; SISTERS, MRS STHELMA DAVIS, OF KANE; MRS GRACE KANALLAKAN, JERSEYVILLE; MRS ELSIE SIMPSON, N CAROLINA, MRS BETTY ROBERTS, DOW AND BARBARA LYLES AND MRS MARCELLA LYLES, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV ROBERT HEINTZ OFFICIATED WITH INTERMENT IN OAK GROVE CEM. HE WAS A MEMBER OF VFW, MOOSE, EAGLES AND AMERICAN LEGION. Memorials may be given to MOOSEHEART, AMBULANCE FUND OR A CHARITY OF ONE'S CHOICE.

PEARL M BRIGGS, 74, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED JAN 22, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HER HUSBAND WAS THE LATE WILLIAM JEFFERSON BRIGGS SR. SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV LEONARD TODD OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. SHE WAS BORN DEC 25, 1905 AT FIELDON, A DAU OF LONNIE M & ELIZA JANE (PLUM) COPE. SURVIVORS ARE 2 SONS, CHARLES W BRIGGS AND MORRIS BRIGGS BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 6 DAU, THELMA DAVIS, KANE, GRACE KANALLAKAN, BARBARA LYLES AND MARCELLA LYLES, JERSEYVILLE, ELSIE SIMPSON, WINSTON SALEM, NC AND BETTY ROBERTS, DOW; 1 BRO, EARL COPE OF MICHIGAN; 1 SIS, MARY SILK OF GODFREY; 31 GRANDCHILDREN AND 5 G-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, HUSBAND, 2 SONS, PAUL AND WILLIAM JR, 4 BRO AND 1 SISTER. Memorials may be given to HEART FUND.

William Briggs died at home in Fieldon, Sunday, April 27, 1902, age 63 years. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church in Fieldon, Rev. I. D. Crawford officiating.
He was born in Greene County and was the 15th of 16 children.
William Briggs was a Lieutenant in Company E, 6th Mo. Inf volunteers. Burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Among one of the earliest ones to enlist for the service of his country, under the Union banners, at the breaking out of the Civil War. A company was formed composed of men from Greene, Jersey and Calhoun counties, but their services were not accepted by the government, as it was thought that no more assistance would be needed. They were determined to enter the service, and enlisted as a body in the 6th Missouri regiment, under Colonel Bland at St. Louis. They began service in Missouri and their first fighting was at Pilot Knob. From there they went up the Missouri River to Jefferson City, thence to Tipton, and were in the famous forced march of General Fremont from Tipton to Springfield. After finishing service there they went to Shiloh, and then to Corinth, which they captured. From there they went to Memphis, Tennessee, then to Chickasaw Bayou, where the regiment lost 85 men in ten minutes. Then to Arkansas Point, and settled down to the seige of Vicksburg, where our subject assisted in making the famous canal, while in charge of a fatigue squad. He was in the whole siege there and participated in the capture of the city. He was left in charge of the sick in his regiment for awhile and joined it later on at Camp Sherman on Black River. They came up the river to Memphis and marched to Chattanooga where they participated in the celebrated crossing of the river on pontoons, then went to Knoxville to relieve General Burnsides. They wintered in Bridgeport, Alabama, and in the spring of 1864, Mr. Briggs re-enlisted and came home on veteran furlough. After 60 days he joined Sherman at Dalton, Georgia, and from that point was with him on his world-renowned march to the sea, participating in all the engagements. His regiment went with Sherman up through the Carolinas to Washington, and participated in the last grand review of Sherman's army at the National Capitol. His regiment then went to Louisville, Kentucky thence to Little Rock, Arkansas where they were discharged, and afterwards were mustered out at St. Louis, Mo., only 30 men being left out of 110 who enlisted. Mr. Briggs was 1st Lieutenant of Co E, 6th regiment of Missouri, when mustered out. He had been orderly sergeant from the end of his first year's service until the time of his promotion.
At the close of the war he came home, and in 1867 was married to Emily Dunham, daughter of Amos and Mary (Barr) Dunham.
Source: Jerseyville Republican, May 1, 1902

WILLIAM JEFFERSON BRIGGS, 48, OF JERSEYVILLE, WAS PRONOUNCED DOA AT JERSEYVILLE COMM HOSP MARCH 17. HIS DEATH WAS UNEXPECTED. BRIGGS WAS AN OPERATING ENGINEER AT SHELL OIL CO. HE WAS BORN AUG 16, 1929 IN FIELDON, A SON OF WILLIAM J & PEARL (COPE) BRIGGS SR. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, SHIRLEY (DARRINGER) BRIGGS; 1 DAU, ELIZABETH (PEGGY) BRIGGS, PETERSBURG; HIS MOTHER; 2 BRO, CHARLES AND MORRIS BRIGGS OF JERSEYVILLE; 6 SIS, MRS CHARLES (THELMA) DAVIS OF KANE, MRS DELBERT (GRACE) KANALLAKAN AND MRS JAMES (BARBARA) LYLES OF JERSYVILLE, MRS MILFORD (SIMPSON OF WINSTON-SALEM, NC MRS HEARALD (BETTY) ROBERTS OF DOW AND MRS JAMES T (MARCELLA) LYLES OF NEW BERN. SERVICES WEERE CONDUCTED AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV LIONARD TODD OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. Memorials may be given to HEART FUND.

At Rest - Died at her home on North Pleasant St., Jerseyville, Ill., Tuesday, June 6th, 1916 at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Nellie M. Bright, wife of Mark D. Bright, aged 33 Years, 1 Month and 13 Days
Funeral services will be held from the Holiness Christian church, Friday, June 9th, at 2:30 p. m., Rev. John Wallace officiating. Friends of the family are invited. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.

PERCY L BRIGHT, 87 YRS, 8 MO, AND 29 DAYS, RETIRED JERSEYVILLE BUSINESSMAN, DIED AT JEWISH HOSP IN ST LOUIS WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR A LITTLE OVER A WK. MR BRIGHT WAS A SON OF THE LATE HENRY & MARY (ROBB) BRIGHT, ANS WAS BORN IN JERSEYVILLE, MAY 3, 1883. HIS SURVIVORS ARE 2 DAU, MRS ZIGMAN (CLORENE) THOMAS OF MEXICO, MO, AND MRS FRANCIS (ELSIE) WORTHEY OF JERSEYVILLE; 4 GRANDDAUGHTERS; 10 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 1 SIS, MRS WAYNE WILLIAMS OF JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE AND 3 DAU, IOLA & ROWENA BRIGHT AND MARY MARGARET COCKRELL. SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV M EDWARDS BREED, PASTOR OF FIRST UNITED PRESBY CHURCH, OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM.

MRS ROSA LEE BRITTON, 51, DIED AT HER HOME, FROM THE FLU. SURVIVING ARE 2 SONS, WALTER AND IRVIN DANIELS; 3 DAU, MISS NELLIE BRITTON, MRS DOVIE GROSS AND MRS BESSIE PRUITT. PRIVATE SERVICES FROM HER HOME. REV THOMAS READY OF KANE OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

ROBERT BROCK, BORN IN GREENE CO DEC 31, 1827, DIED MAY 4, 1895. HE MOVED TO OTTER CREEK PRAIRIE IN 1829. ATTENDED "STONE SCHOOL" AND JONES COMMERCIAL COLLEGE IN ST LOUIS. HE WAS A COLLECTOR OF WATER RATES FOR ST LOUIS. MOVED BACK TO JERSEY CO IN 1874 AND WAS IN THE REAL ESTATE BUSINESS. FUNERAL FROM THE HOME, REV TYSON OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN ST LOUIS.

TARLTON F BROCK, 75, DIED AT HIS HOME. OLD CITIZEN OF JERSEY CO HAVING REMOVED TO GREENE CO IN SPRING OF 1825 AND SETTLED NEAR CARROLLTON. IN MARCH 1829 HE REMOVED TO SOUTH GREENE CO, NW OF JERSEYVILLE AND SETTLED ON THE PLACE FROM WHICH HE HAS JUST BEEN REMOVED BY DEATH. JOINED ME CHURCH IN 1823. CLASS LEADER, EXHORTER FOR NEARLY 50 YRS. GREAT FRIEND OF EDUCATION AND DID MUCH TO PROMOTE SAME. BORN IN FRANKLIN CO, VA, JULY 16, 1802. FIRST POSTMASTER APPOINTED AT OTTERVILLE AROUND 1832. SERVED IN BLACK HAWK WAR, BEING ON STAFF OF COL J T ASKEW. FUNERAL FROM SALEM CH. REV HARMON SERVING.

Arabella Gertrude, daughter of Robert Brooks, died near Kane, Ill., on Jan. 12, 1890. She was 18 years, 4 months and 10 days old. She was converted and joined the M. E. church in Kane some five years since. At the time of her death she was a member of the Carrollton high school, and through her diligence and honest work, stood high in her studies. The same conscientious devotion also marked her religious life.
She was a loving, obedient daughter, an affectionate sister, and her death occasions a loss which is felt not only in the family circle, but in the entire community.
Her Pastor, Rev. J. W. Caldwell, died on Sunday, Jan. 5th, and on Thursday following, she said to her mother, “Ma, I shall join Brother Caldwell in Heaven by next Sunday.”
The funeral was conducted by Rev. M A. Hewes, assisted by Rev. Geo. W. Wagoner, of Upper Alton, from the M. E. church in Kane. The house was crowded, a number of the family relatives from Virden, Givana and Jerseyville, with friends and classmates from Carrollton being present.

BRADLEY RUSSELL BROOKS, 6 HRS, INFANT SON OF ROBERT & CAROLYN (CASTLEBERRY) BROOKS OF KANE DIED APR 4 [1974], SHORTY AFTER BIRTH AT WHITE HALL HOSP. SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. SURVIVING BESIDES HIS PARENTS ARE 1 BRO, ROBERT LEE OF KANE; GRANDPARENTS, MARVELL BROOKS OF KANE AND RUSSELL CASTLEBERRY OF WHITE HALL; G-GRANDPARENTS, MRS IDA BROOKS, JERSEYVILLE, MRS GERTRUDE TALLEY, FIELDON AND MRS NELLIE CASTLEBERRY, WHITE HALL.

EVERETT L BROOKS, 69, OF LOS ANGELES, CA, FORMERLY OF KANE, DIED JAN 23 [1978] in FREEMONT HOSP IN LOS ANGELES. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WERE HELD AT KANE CEM. REV EARL CLAGG OF BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH OFFICIATED. SURVIVING AER HIS WIFE, MAYME BROOKS OF LOS ANGELES; 1 SON EVERETT BROOKS JR, OF LOS ANGELES; 1 AU, MRS MARY POPE OF FL; 2 BRO, CLARENCE BROOKS OF SPRINGFIELD AND HOWARD BROOKS OF KEMPER; 2 SIS, MRS VIVIAN JACKSON OF JERSEYVILLE AND MRS MEDA GROSS OF MEDORA; 10 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 2 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

IDA BROOKS, 90, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED FEB 12, AT GREENWOOD MANOR NURSING HOME WHERE SHE HAD RESIDED FOR 3 YRS. SHE HAD PREVIOUSLY LIVED WITH HER SON, GEORGE BROOKS. VISITATION AND FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV V CLAY NOAH OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN LAX CEM. BORN IN GREENE CO MARCH 5, 1891 A DAU OF THE LATE DANIEL & SARAH (CHISM) WOOLSEY. HE HUSBAND, GEORGE W BROOKS, DIED IN OCT, 1935. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 3 SONS, GEORGE, VIRGIL AND TRUMAN, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 DAU, WILMA WILLISON OF ARCOLA; 20 GRANDCHILDREN, 30 G-GRANDCHILDREN, 40 G-G-GRANDCHILDREN; 3 SIS, VIOLA BROOKS AND LAVINIA MOURNING OF JERSEYVILLE AND ALICE POWELL OF MEDORA. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 1 SON, 3 DAU AND 1 GRANDDAUGHTER. Memorials may be given to BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH AND AMEICAN SOC.

KATIE BROOKS, 18, DAU OF JAMES & ANNA BROOKS, DIED AT HER FAMILY HOME EAST OF KANE, NOV 1, 1878. FUNERAL BY REV B B HAMILTON AT KANE BAPTIST CHURCH.

LYNN B BROOKS, 92, DIED AT GARNET'S CHATEAU NURSING HOME, JERSEYILLE. HE RETIRED FROM FARMING IN 1942 ANS WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO, A SON OF THE LATE FRED & CLARA (BENSON) BROOKS. ON NOV 1, 1918, IN ALTON HE MARRIED NELLIE (BARRINGER) BROOKS. SHE DIED MAY 3, 1980. SURVIVING ARE 1 SON, ROGER OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 GRANDCHILDREN; 3 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 1 BRO, ARTHUR OF ALTON; AND 2 SIS, HELEN BUHRER OF CARROLLTON AND PAULINE HORTIN OF TAVARES, FL. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. FUNERAL RITES OBSERVED BY KANE MASONIC LODGE, OF WHICH HE WAS THE OLDEST MEMBER. REV V CLAY NOAH OFFICIATED AT BURIAL SERVICES AND INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. Memorials may be given to FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE HE HAD BEE4N A MEMBER.

MINNIE (McGEE) BROOKS, 86, DIED AT GARNET'S CHATEAU NURSING HOME IN JERSEYVILLE.BORN IN DELEVAN, DAU OF THE LATE MILTON & MARGARET (GENTRY) WILLIS, SHE MARRIED FRANK McGEE IN 1914 AND HE DIED IN 1953. THEN SHE MARRIED HAROLD BROOKS IN 1955 AND HE DIED IN 1958. SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, JOYCE BONACKER, SPRINGFIELD, MO; 2 GRANDCHILDREN; 1 G-GRANDCHILD; 4 SIS, ETHEL CECIL, PATTON, MO, MILDRED UPTON AND MARGARET SHIELDS, BORN OF JERSEYVILLE AND VIVIAN MORRISON OF KELHI; AND 2 BRO, EMERY WILLIS OF CARROLLTON AND RUSSELL WILLIS OF JERSEYVILLE. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. RV JAMES PEPPER OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

RALPH E BROOKS, 62, DIED AT HIS HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, FOLLOWING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF ILL HEALTH. VISITATION WAS AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. SERVICES WERE HELD AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, JERSEYVILLE, REV EVERETT CHAMBERS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN WITT CEM AT ROCKBRIDGE. MR BROOKS, A SON OF RAMOND BROOKS & THE LATE CALLIE (HUTCHENS) BROOKS, WAS BORN IN GREENE CO OCT7, 1910. HE HAD BEEN ENGAGED IN FARMING UNTIL HIS HEALTH BECAME IMPAIRES. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, LULA (PERRIN) BROOKS; 2 SONS, RALPH R BROOKS OF MESA, AZ, AND RONNIE L BROOKS OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 DAU, MRS ROBERT (MARY JO) BRINKMAN OF BALTIMORE, MD, AND MRS PAUL (ETHEL) ANDERSON OF ELDRED; 3 BRO, EVERETT OF LOS ANGELES, CA, CLARENCE OF SPRINGFIELD, AND HOWARD OF KEMPER; 2 SIS, MRS PEARL (MINTA) GROSS, MEDORA AND MRS GLENN (VIVIAN) JACKSON, JERSEYVILLE, HIS FATHER RAYMOND BROOKS, JERSYVILLE AND 9 GRANDCHILDREN. HIS MOTHER AND 2 SIS PREDEDED HIM IN DEATH.

RAYMOND P BROOKS, 88, DIED OCT 2 [1975] AT GARNET'S CHATEAU WHERE HE HAD RESIDED FOR 8 YRS. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV EVERETT CHAMBERS OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. A FARMER, HE WAS BORN JULY 21, 1887 IN KANSAS, A SON OF AMOS & IDA (WOOLSEY) BROOKS. SURVIVING ARE ARE 3 SONS, EVERETT OF LOS ANGELES, CA, CLARENCE OF SPRINGFIELD AND HOWARD OF KEMPER; 2 DAU, MRS PEARL (MINTA) GROSS OF MEDORA AND VIVIAN JACKSON OF JERSEYVILLE; 16 GRANDCHILDREN; 1 G-GRANDCHILD. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BYHIS WIFE, PARENTS, 1 SON, 2 DAU AND 1 SIS. Memorials may be given to THE HEART FUND.

Viola Brooks, 95, of Jerseyville, IL, died at 9:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 1, 1988, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. She was born in Greene County, daughter of the late Daniel and Laura D. (Chism) Woolsey. She married Willis R. Brooks Sept. 12, 1910, in Greene County. He died Dec. 14, 1967. Surviving are 3 daughters, Enid Davis and Millie Burch, both of Jerseyville, and Opal Kirby of Fieldon; 2 sons, Hershel Brooks of Quincy & Darrell Brooks of Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lavina Mourning of Jerseyville. Two sons, 2 daughters, 10 sisters & 3 brothers preceded her in death.
Visitation is 4-9 pm Tuesday with services 11 am Wednesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Revs. Charles Epperly and John Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Bethany Baptist Church of rural Jerseyville, where she was a member.

WM BROOKS, 62, NATIVE OF LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, BORN THERE SEPT 4, 1835. FIFTH SON OF WM & MARY BROOKS AND WAS 5 YRS OLD WHEN HE CAME WITH PARENTS TO AMERICA. FAMILY LIVED IN NEW JERSEY, RHODE ISLAND, THEN TO GREENE CO NEAR KANE. HE MARRIED LAURA (DAVIS) AUG 8, 1855. 7 CHILDREN WERE BORN TO THEM AND 4 SURVIVE. CAROLINE DD IN INFANCY; WILLIAM AND LEORA L DIED SEVERAL YRS AGO. SURVIVING ARE MRS L C COLLINS OF CHESTERFIELD, MRS H L GOODSELL, OF FAYETTE, MRS GILBERT ROURKE AND MISS LOELLA OF GREENFIELD; 3 BRO, ROBERT BROOKS, 74, AND JAMES E, BOTH LIVING NEAR KANE, CHARLES IN JERSEY CO, 3 BRO AND 2 SIS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

Willis Brooks Dead - Woodville Pioneer Passed Away Aged 85 years - Willis Brooks, a resident of Greene county all of his life, died at 8:45 o’clock last Friday forenoon, at his home near Mt Gilead, seven miles southwest of Carrollton. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at Mt. Gilead church conducted by Rev. W.M. Rhoads and Rev. A. Gordanier of Upper Alton. The burial was in the cemetery nearby, the bearers being Hon. W.A. Hubbard, J.G. Pope, George Sturmon, Robert Hardcastle, John Clough and Daniel Flatt.
Mr. Brooks was a son of Henry and Elizabeth Brooks, and was born near Carrollton, July 22, 1830. He celebrated his 85th birthday just a month ago, and at that time was feeling quite well. He was stricken with paralysis August 2, but seemed to be recovering until four days before his death, when he grew worse.
He was married Sept. 1, 1859 to Miss Cassa A. Thomasson, who survives, together with three sons and five daughters. They are Charles Preston and James Brooks; Mrs. James Stout of Gallatin, Mo., Mrs. ?? Martin of Carrollton, Mrs. Chas. Fritz of Medora, Mrs. Walter Mowen of Kane, and Miss Nannie, at home. Although lacking a few days of being married fifty=-six years, the father’s death was the first one in this large family.
Mr. Brooks was a progressive and successful farmer. He received a good education in the district schools of his day, and improved his opportunities. He was an ardent supporter of the Greene County Fair, served one year as vice president of that organization, and many years as director.
He donated the ground on which the splendid new Mt. Gilead church is located and contributed liberally to the building fund. For more than sixty years he was secretary of the first Sunday school organized at Mt. Gilead, and was always active in church work.
He was a loving husband and father, a kind neighbor, liberal and upright in his dealings, and recognized by all as a man of sterling character.
He leaves two brothers, on sister, twenty-four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.[Carrollton Patriot 26 Aug 1915]

ETHEL H BROWER, 91, FORMERLY OF ROCKBRIDGE AND MEDORA, DIED JUNE 1, 1988, AT GREENWOOD MANOR, JERSEYVILLE. SHE RETIRED AS AN OPERATOR FROM OLIN CORP AFTER MANY YRS OF SERVICE. BORN IN ALTON, SHE WAS THE DAU OF THE LATE JAMES & EMMA (HARLAN) SHATTUCK. HER FIRST HUSBAND, ARCHIE G HARDING, DIED IN 1935. SHE LATER MARRIED HERBERT BROWER, WHO DIED IN 1964. SURVIVING ARE 2 SONS, HERBERT HARDING, OF GODFREY AND HENRY HARDING OF MEDORA; 7 GRANDCHILDREN; 12 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 1 SIS, MILDRED SHATTUCK OF JERSEYVILLE. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 1 SON, JAMES HARDING; 2 BRO, WARREN AND NYRON SHATTUCK; AND 1 SIS, GRACE SHATTUCK. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT GENT FUNERAL HOME IN ALTON. REV TERRY KEELEY OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN UPPER ALTON CEM.

DENNIS BROWN, 73, SON OF BALAAM & SUSAN BROWN, WAS BORN DEC 11, 1823, IN GREENE CO (NOW JERSEY CO) ON THE FARM NOW OWNED BY L L KIRBY. ONE OF 7 CHILDREN, ONLY 1 BRO SURVIVES HIM AND IS A RESIDENT OF MONTANA. 2 BRO AND 2 SIS SURVIVES HIM OF THE 2nd MARRIAGE OF HIS FATHER. ON MAY 22, 1842, BROWN WED MARY (VANMETER) BROWN. 5 CHILDREN TO GTHIS MARRIAGE, 2 DIED IN INFANCY, LIZZIE, WIFE OF MR O'HAVER DIED 10 YRS AGO. SYLVESTER ENTERED THE UNION ARMY AT THE AGE OF 18, HE FELL AT VICKSBURG. MRS MINERVA C WIGGINS IS ONLY LIVING CHILD. THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING WAS OBSERVED 5 YRS AGO. HE WAS A KIND FRIEND, AND FAITHFUL FATHER. BURIAL WAS IN THOMPSON CEM, NEAR KANE.

ELLEN G BROWN, 79, DIED OCT 3. BORN APR 13, 1903 IN GREENE CO, SHE WAS THE DAU OF WILLIAM & NANCY (ANTROBUS) GAFFNEY. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. SHE LEAVES 1 SON, CLAYTON OF EVANSTON. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND FRANCIS N BROWN AUG 4, 1969; PARENTS; 3 BRO AND 3 SIS.

GEORGE L BROWN, 51, FARMER OF R3 CARROLLTON DIED JAN 17, AT HIS HOME, FROM AN APPARENT HEART ATTACK. THE FUNEAL MAZSS WAS CELEBRATED AT ST JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CARROLLTON. REV JOSEPH O'RILEY WAS CELEBRANT, AND BURILA WAS IN CHURCH CEM. BORN IN JERSEYV CO, HIS MOTHER WAS THE LATE LILLIAN BROWN. HE WAS A VETERAN OF THE KOREAN WAR. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE SARAH (STREBEL) BROWN, WHOM HE MARRIED JULY 23, 1955 IN JERSEY CO; 2 SONS, PHILIP AND RICHARD, AT HOME; 1 SIS, MARY H KANE OF SPRINGFIELD; AND 1 BRO, DALE OFMEDORA. Memorials may be given to ST JOHN CHURCH.

Twenty Years Ago - Hugh R. Brown, of Carrollton, who was well known throughout this section as a peddler of maps and other articles, died at the county farm on Wednesday of this week. [26 Nov 1948]

IRENE VIVIAN BROWN, 81, OF GARNETS CHATEAU, DIED AUG 5 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP, WHERE SHE HAD BEEN SINCE SUFFERING A FRACTURED HIP ON JULY 26. SHE WAS BORN FEB 20, 1899 IN GREENE CO, THE DAU OF FRANK AND AMANDA (PAINTER) CHISM. SHE MARRIED GEORGE BROWN WOH PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 1 DAU, MARY ALICE BREDEN, JERSEYVILLE; 4 GRANDCHILDREN, SYLVIA DECKER AND PHILIP AND GREG BREDEN OF JERSEYVILLE AND JANET ISRINGHAUSEN OF FIELDON; 3 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 2 SIS, ARDELL TIMPE AND THELMA HART BOTH OF HARTFORD. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV R E GEORGE OF UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, OF WIHCH MRS BROWN WAS A MEMBER OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

MARY BROWN, 86, WIDOW OF DENNIS BROWN DIED [1911] AT THE HOME OF HER DAU, MRS JOHN WEIGANDS--(WIGGINS?). SHE WAS ONE OF THE OLDEST RESIDENTS OF JERSEYVILLE AND HAD LIVED IN ENGLISH TWSP MOST OF HER LIFE. FUNERAL FROM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV W W HICKS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN THOMPSON CEM, NEAR KANE.

MAUD (DAVIS) BROWN, 30, DIED IN ARKANSAS CITY, DEC 23, 1897. EDUCATED AT McKENDREE COLLEGE, JACKSONVILLE SEMINARY AND AT BOSTON, MA. SHE TRAVELD IN EUROPE. SHE MARRIED HON. C L BROWN OF JERSEYVILLE. FUNERAL WAS FROM HER HOME BY REV WM BIRD SHAW OF CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. BURIED IN MT VERNON, IL, BESIDE HER FRIEND AND SCHOOLMATE, EMMA FERGUSON, WHO DIED A FEW YRS AGO. THIS WAS IN COMPLIANCE OF BROWN'S WISHES. SHE LEAVES HER HUSBAND, 1 SON KENNETH AGE 3 AND AN INFANT SON BORN DEC 10, 1897; 1 BRO, HARVEY E DAVIS OF KANE, AND 1 SIS, MRS CARRIE R LEIGH OF PORTLAND, KS. ALSO KNOWN AS DELLA DAVIS.

Mrs. Rachel Brown of near Fieldon died of pneumonia Saturday, Dec. 21, at the home of her son, Antone Brown, Wood River, whom she was visiting, aged 77 years. Mrs. Brown was the widow of the late James Brown. The body was brought to Jerseyville Monday morning. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery, the Rev. F. O. Wilson officiating at the grave. [Dec 1918]

Died - On Wednesday on the 23d inst. of Consumption in the 53d year of her age, Mrs. Susan Brown. [Democratic Union 04 Jan 1862]

MRS FRANCES ELIZA BROWNLEE, 68, YOUNGEST OF 7 CHILDREN, WAS BORN IN JERSEYVILLE, JUNE 29, 1849. HE FATHER, DAVID G WYCKOFF, OF STRUDY NEW YORK STOCK, EARLY IN LIFE MARRIED PHOEBE ELIZA (BONNELL) BROWNLEE, AND THE LATE THIRTIES, MOVED DTO ILL. IN 1840 MR WYCKOFF CAME TO JERSEYVILLE AND ENGAGED IN BUSINESS, FIRST AS A MERCHANT TAILOR, LATER ESTABLISHING A GENERAL MERCHANTILE BUSINESS, WHICH HE CONDUCTED UP TO THE TIME OF HIS DEATH IN 1892. IN 1851, HIS WIFE DIED, AND THE CARE OF THE HOUSEHOLD FELL UPON THE SHOULDERS OF CATHERINE, THE ELDEST DAUGHTER, THEN BARELY 15 YRS OLD. A TASK SHE ASSUMED WITH LOVING DEVOTION AND PERFORMED WITH RARE ABILITY. THE DAU, FRANCES, AS A GIRL, ATTENDED THE YOUNG LADIES SEMINARY AT JERSEYVILLE, WHEN IT WAS SO SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED BY MRS L M CUTTING. NOV 15, 1871, SHE MARRIED JOHN Q BROWNLEE. EARLY MARRIED LIFE WAS SPENT IN LINCOLN, NB AND LATER MOVED TO MARION, IN, WHERE HER HUSBAND IDENTIFIED WITH PUBLICATION OF THE LINCOLN STATE JOURNAL AND THE MARION CRONICLE. THEY WERE PARENTS OF 4 DAU, LUCE E, CATHERINE W, CORNELIA J AND CLARA B. GRIEF SEEMS NEVER TO HAVE REMAIND A STRANGER TO HER. IN MARCH 1889, WHILE THE FAMILY WAS RESIDING AT THE OLD WYCKOFF HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, MRS BROWNLEE'S OLDEST SIS CATHERINE PASSED AWAY. HAVING CARED SO TENDERLY FOR THE CHILDREN, SINCE HER MOTHER'S DEATH, HER WORK ENDED, LOVED AND CHERISHED BY ALL, SHE WENT TO HER REWARD. IN NOV OF THE SAME YR, LUCY THE ELDEST DAU, THEN AN HONORED MEMBER OF JERSEYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIG CLASS, SICKENED AND D. WITHIN 3 DAYS THE GRANDFATHER, AS IF TOO LONELY TO SURVIVE D. WITHIN A YR AND A HALF, THE HUSBAND, WHILE ON A TRIP TO CHICAGO WAS STRICKEN. FRANCES ELIZA WAS THE LAST OF THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY. HER SIS, MRS CORNELIA J SHEPHARD HAVING DIED MAY 4, 1915. MRS BROWNLEE WAS WORN AND WEARY FROM THE CEASLESS CARE AND ATTENTION GIVEN HER SISTER, WHO LINGERED SO LONG, NEVER RECOVERED HER HEALTH. SHE WENT TO TX TO SPENT WINTER WITH HER DAU, CORNELIA, THINKING TO BENEFIT FROM THE CHANGE IN CLIMATE. SHE RETURNED IMPROVED. THIS SUMMER SHE BECAME WORSE AND WENT TO ALTON TO SPEND THE WINTER WITH DAU, CATHERINE. DID NOT IMPROVE. SURVIVING 3 DAU, CATHERINE W BOYNTON, ALTON, CORNELIA J BROWNLEE AND MRS CLIFFORD (CLARA B) DEARTH OF EAU CLAIRE, WIS. 1 GRANDDAU MARY FRANCES DEARTH. REMAINS WERE BROUGHT TO THE BROWNLEE HOME, JERSEYVILLE, WHERE THE FUNERAL WAS HELD AND INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GOVE MAUSOLEUM. QUIET, UNASSUMING NATURE, INTERESTED IN ALL ABOUT HER, EVER KIND AN CONSIDERATE, ENDEARED HERSELF TO ALL WHO KNEW HER. PALLBEARERS: WM JOHNSON CARROL RUCKEL BOTH OF WHITE HALL, H S DANIELS, JETT A KIRBY, J W BECKER, AND JUDGE C S WHITE.

Bruner Rites - Greenfield - Funeral Services for W. Elmer Bruner were conducted at the Methodist Church in Rockbridge Sunday afternoon at 2:30, by the Rev. Frank Crouch of Carlinville. Mrs. Imogene Secor Lawrence of Lockport, accompanied by Mrs. Flossie Kaffir, sang several selections. Pallbearers were O. J. Miller, Jesse Steele, Fred Pewter, and Burl Clark of Rockbridge, Orville Geier of Jerseyville and Cleatus Reynolds of White Hall. Honorary pallbearers were Pete Huff, Troy Burger, Irwin Scandrett, Ay Lovel, Celah Faith, and Basil Crane. Internment was in Witt Cemetery south of Rockbridge. [Alton Evening Telegraph 28 Aug 1945]

EDWARD BRYANT, 85, DIED AT TOWER VIEW NURSING HOME WHERE HE HAD RESIDED FOR 4 YRS. HE WAS BORN IN KY, OCT 20, 1872, A SON OF MR & MRS ELISHA BRYANT AND AT THE AGE OF 21 CAME TO IL TO MAKE HIS HOME. ON SEPT 23, 2903 HE MARRIED DELLA (SHAW) BRYANT AND SHE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH APR 14, 1947. SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, MRS MILDRED VINYARD, CARROLLTON AND 1 SON, DONALD BRYANT, ELDRED; 1 BRO, DAN BRYANT, CARROLLTON AND 1 HALF BRO, MARCUS BRYANT OF BEAUMONT, KY. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED BY REV ROBERT WAGNER AT MEHL FUNERAL HOME, CARROLLTON. BURIAL WAS IN CARROLLTON CITY CEM.

Mrs. Florence E. Diggs Bryant, wife of Lee A. Bryant, died at her home in Alton, Sunday, June 15th, at 6 o’clock, at the age of 46 years, 7 months and 18 days. Besides her husband she is survived by her father and three sisters in Oklahoma.
Funeral services were held from the Rosedale Church, Tuesday, June 17th, at 2:30 o’clock. Interment was in the Rosedale Cemetery.

George H. Bueschel was born in Beardstown, February 2, 1850, and died at his home in Jerseyville, February 2nd, 1924, aged 74 years.
From Beardstown he was taken by his parents to Galesburg where he grew to manhood and in 1866 he came to Greene county. He was married to Miss Huldah Bridges in 1867, who lived only for a short time. After her death he was united in marriage to Miss Eunice Parker who died one year after the marriage. On Feb. 13, 1876, he was again united in marriage to Miss Nancy riley and to this union were born 19 children. Only six of them lived to reach maturity and of these ten preceded him it death. George Woodford died at Camp Taylor, Ky., and Mrs. Hattie Mains Jerseyville.
His wife also died at their home in Jerseyville, December 25, 1920. He leaves to mourn him four children, Mrs. Della Perkins of Kane, Mrs. Katie Gaunt of Carrollton, Walter and Henry of Jerseyville; one sister, Mrs. Kate Lofton, of Kane; fifteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
At the early age of twelve years, he obeyed the gospel and united with the Church of Christ at Henderson, Knox county, Illinois, and in 1887 he transferred his membership to the church of Christ in Kane. Funeral services were held in Kane Monday, at 2 p. m. at the church of Christ, Elder T. J. Roady officiating. Interment was in Kane cemetery.

CAPTAIN NICOLAS BUESEN, 81 YRS, 1 MO, 29 DAYS,D AT LUTHERAN HOSP, ST LOUIS, AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS.  HE HAD BEEN AT THE HOSP ABOUT 4 WKS. A CHANGE FOR THE WORSE CAME SAT AFT, AND MRS N B PORTER AND MRS I D SNEDEKER, SISTER-IN-LAW AND NIECE OF CAPTAIN BUESEN WERE CALLED TO ST LOUIS.  HIS STEP-SON AND DAUGHTER, MR & MRS GUS CASAVANT OF CHICAGO, WERE ALSO CALLED TO ST LOUIS.  ANOTHER STEPSON, LEO CASAVANT, ARRIVES THIS EVENING FROM DETROIT, BUT LOUIS CASAVANT OF NEW YORK CANNOT BE HERE, FOR THE FUNERAL.  MRS SNEDEKER RETURNED SUN EVE FROM ST LOUIS, BUT MRS PORTER AND OTHER RELATIVES WILL ACCOMPANY THE BODY TO JERSEYVILLE ON THE TRAIN TUES AM.  IT WAS TAKEN TO MRS PORTER'S HOME WHERE THE FUNRAL WAS HELD.  REV L W PORTER OFFICIATED.  INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE MAUSOLEUM.  HIS NEPHEWS, HERMAN AND WALTER GOSSRAU OF ST LOUIS, OTTO KRAMER OF ALTON, PAUL PORTER OF CHICAGO, ALFRED FIGGEN OF QUINCY, AND FRED W ECK OF JERSEYVILLE WERE THE ACTIVE PALLBEARERS.  HONORARY PALL BEARERS WERE JUDGES CHJARLES S WHITE, FRED JACOBS, JACOB WAGNER, FRANK MILLER, ISAAC D SNEDEKER, JOHN BROKAMP, JOHN J MCGUIRE AND EDWARD CROSS.  AMONG THOSE FROM OUT OF TOWN ATTENDING SERVICES WERE:  CAPT JOHN HERMAN, MRS R GOSSRAU, MR & MRS OTTO GOSSRAU AND DAU, IRMA, MR & MRS HERMAN GOSSRAU, WALTER GOSSRAU, AND MIS TESSIE BERTMAN OF ST LOUIS; MR & MRS O KRAMER AND SON, CARL, MR & MRS MEYER AND THE LATTER'S MOTHER, MRS KRAMER, MRS BERTHA BERTMAN AND DAUS, MISSES BERTHA MARIE AND LOUISE BERTMAN, MR ELBLE AND CHARLES SEIBOLD OF ALTON; MR & MRS GUS CASAVANT, PAUL PORTER AND MRS GEO D DOGE OF CHICAGO; LEO DASAVANT OF DETROIT, MI; ALFRED H FIGGEN OF QUINCY; MR & MRS JOHN BERTMAN OF ROCKBRIDGE AND MRS MINNIE SLOAN OF CARROLLTON.  CAPTAIN BUESEN, WAS ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN MEN IN JERSEYVILLE AND HAD A PICTURESQUE CAREER AND WAS A RIVER BOAT CAPT WHEN THE RIVER TRAFFIC WAS IN THE DAYS OF ITS YOUTH AND ROMANCE.  CAPT BUESEN WAS BORN IN HOLSTEIN, GERMANY, AND CAME TO THE USA AT THE AGE OF 18.  WHEN HE WAS UNABLE TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE.  HE ATTENDED NIGHT SCHOOL WHILE BEING EMPLOYED IN THE COAL BUSINESS AND SAVED MONEY WITH WHICH HE LATER ENTERED THE RIVER TRADE BUSINESS.  -------A, MISSOURI ACCEPTED A POSITION IN A DRY GOODS HOUSE.  WITH THIS FIRM HE REMAINED UNTIL THE LATTER PART OF 1864 WHEN HE, TOGETHER WITH 2 COMPANIONS LEFT FOR VICKSBURG, MISS, WHERE THEY EXPECTED TO ENGAGE JOINTLY IN SOME MERCHANTILE BUSINESS BUT OWING TO THE WAR; THEY FOUND THINGS SO UNSETTLED THAT THEY DID NOT THINK IT PRUDENT TO VENTURE INTO BUSINESS AT THAT PLACE.  CONSEQUENTLY THEY LEFT VICKSBURG AND RETURNED NORTH AS FAR AS MEMPHIS, TN; BUT AS THEY DID NOT MEET WITH BETTER ENCOURAGEMENT IN THE LATTER CITY, HIS TWO COMPANIONS LEFT HIM AND TOOK PASSAGE ON A STEAMER FOR ST LOUIS, WHILE HE REMAINED IN MEMPHIS AND SHORTLY AFTERWARDS TOOK A POSITION WITH A MISSISSIPPI REVER PILOT AS STEERSMAN ON THE STEAMER "BELL CREOLE" AND FROM THAT TIME HE FOLLOWED STEAM-BOATING UNTIL THE YERA 1883, WHEN ON ACCOUNT OF FAILING HEALTH HE RETIRED FROM THE RIVER.  CAPT BUESEN HAS STEAMBOATED ON NEARLY ALL OF THE WESTERN RIVERS, BUT MOST OF HIS SERVICES WERE RENDERED ON THE UPPER MISSOURI AND YELLOWSTONE, IN THE CAPACITY OF CLERK, CAPTAIN OR PILOT, AS OCCASIONS REQUIRED.  HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE STEAMER "KEY WEST" WHEN THAT BOAT MADE THE FAMOUS EXPLORING TRIP UP THE YELLOWSTONE RIVER IN APR 1873.  THIS BOAT WAS SENT UP THAT STREAM BY ORDER OF GEN PHIL SHERIDAN TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER THAT RIVER COULD BE NAVIGATED AS FAR AS POWDER RIVER; THE LATTER A TRIBUTARY OF THE YELLOWSTONE ABOUT 200 MI FROM ITS MOUTH.  THE BOAT AFTR A CAREFUL SOUNDING OF THE CAHNNEL IN A GREAT MANY PLACES, MADE A SUCCESSFUL TRIP TO ITS REQUIRED DESTINATION, FOR WHICH CAPT BUESEN HAD THE HONOR OF BEING REWARDED WITH THE FIRST PILOT'S LICENSE ISSUED FOR THAT RIVER BY THE US GOV.  IN THE CAPACITY OF PILOT, HE BECAME VERY WELL KNOWN TO TRADERS AND RIVERMEN BETWEEN ST LOUIS AND THE FAR NORTHERN POINTS ON THE MISSISSIPPI IN S DAKOTA.  HE ACQUIRED WEALTH AND AT ONE TIME HE WROTE A BOOK ON RIVER TRADE IN THE NORTHWEST.  WHILE CAPT OF THE SILVER CITY, BUESEN MADE MANY TRIPS TO YANCTOWN, SD WHEN PRACTICALLY ALL OF THE RIVER TRADING WAS BEING DONE BY INDIANS.  ON ONE OCCASION BUESEN HAD AS HIS PASSENGERS MEMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL SEVENTH UNITED STATES CAVALRY, COMMANDED BY GEN CUSTER, WITH WHOM BUESEN WAS WELL ACQUAINTED. ON THE 21 APR, ???? CAPT BUESEN WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MRS MINNIE CASAVANT, ------ F LOUIS J CASAVANT.  THE --------HOME WITH MRS BUESEN'S ---------HELEN BERTMAN IN THIS ----------PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH --------AGO.SURVIVING A NIEDE MRS R GOSSRAU AND 1 NEPHEW JOHN J HERRMAN, AND 3 STEPSONS.  THE BODY WAS TAKEN TO THE A KRON UNDERTAKING COMPANY.

HELEN BUHRER, 86, OF CARROLLTON, DIED JUNE 7, 1988 AT CARLINVILLE TERRACE NURSING HOME. SHE WAS BORN JULY 20, 1901 IN JESEY CO TO THE LATE FRED LAND & CLARA E BROOKS. SHE MARRIED DR W G BUHRER ON JUNE 27, 1946. HE DIED JAN 2, 1969. SHE WAS A TELEPHONE OPERATOR. SURVIVORS INCLUDE A STEP DAU, MABEL STRINGHAM OF BACAVILLE, CA; 1 SIS PAULINE HORTIN OF URBANA; 1 BRO ARTHUR BROOKS OF GODFREY; 1 STEP GRANDDAUGHTER; AND 2 STEP G-GRANDCHILDREN. GRAVESIDE RITES WERE HELD AT OAK GROVE CEM WITH R3EV MIKE MICHELS OFFICIATING. Memorials may be given to MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOC.

Mrs. Pauline M. Buie of Carrollton, relict of the late Donald Buie, died last week at the ripe age of 82 years. Funeral services were held last Wednesday at St. John’s Catholic church in Carrollton. Two children of their first marriage to August Fetty survive her. [1915]

ASHER A BULL, 85 YRS-2 MO-28 DAYS, DIED AT A PHYSICIANS OFFICE WHERE HE HAD BEEN MOVED BY AMBULANCE. THE JERSEYVILLE RESIDENT WAS A SON OF THE LATE GEORGE W & MARY (CARRICO) BULL. HE WAS BORN IN GILEAD. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, CLARA M BULL; 3 DAU, MRS GUS (MARY) ORBAN OF BRIGHTON, MRS RALPH (ELIZABAETH) BAUSER AND MRS JUITTE (NORMA) GILL OF ALTON; 2 SONS, FLOYD HAROLD BULL OF JERSEYVILLE, AND EDWARD N BULL OF BOWLING GREEN, KY; 18 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 17 G-GRANDCHILDREN. 5 CHILDREN, LESLIE AND ROSALIE, AND 3 INFANTS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT GOSPEL ASSEMBLY CHURCH. REV HARRY FRAZER AND REV LOUIS KAPPLER OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK WOOD CEM (UPPER ALTON). VISITATION WAS AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

Fatal Accident — On last Tuesday, Burnett Burch an old citizen of Fieldon, Jersey county, while attempting to get on the cars at Venice was so severely injured that he died the following Thursday. His arm was broken and his body badly crushed. He was placed aboard the cars and brought to Alton, from which place news of the said affair was telegraphed to Jerseyville, and through the kindness of Mr. C. H. Bowman a conveyance was procured and Mr. Burch’s daughter at Fieldon notified. His body was brought home on Friday and on Saturday was interred in the Fieldon graveyard—The funeral services were performed by Rev. Wm. Tipton at the M. E. Church.
Mr. Burch was 67 years old and had been a resident of Jersey county for 35 years and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The family of the deceased requested us to tender their thanks to Mr. George Schwartz and Mr. Wiley Scribner for their kind assistance. [Jersey County Democrat 22 Nov 1867]

DEBRA LYNN BURCH, 8, DAU OF LEONARD & BETTY (PICKETT) BURCH, RR CARROLLTON, DIED OCT 6 AT CHILDREN'S HOSP IN ST LOUIS. SHE WAS A THIRD GRADE STUDENT OF CARROLLTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. SHE WAS BORN JULY 22, 1966 IN JERSEYVILLE. SURVIVING ARE HER PARENTS, 1 SIS, TAMMY, AT HOME AND 2 HALF SIS, MRS STEVEN (CINDY) McGOUGH OF CLOVIS, NM, AND MRS EDWARD (CARLA) SHAW OF KANE. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV ROBERT GRIDLEY OF MT GILEAD CHURCH OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

DALE LINDEN BURCH, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON DEC 30. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT KANE BAPTIST CHURCH, NEW YRS DAY. REV EARL CLAGG OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. VISITATION FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. MR BURCH, A RETIRED MOULD MAKER AT OWENS IL CO, WAS A NATIVE OF GREENE CO. HE WAS BAORN DEC D9, 1906, A SON OF THE LATE EDSON & STELLA (VARBLE) BURCH. SURVIVORS ARE 1 SIS, MRS STELLA MAE CLENDENEN OF KANE; 1 BRO, RALPH R BURCH OF JERSEYVILLE; 8 NEPHEWS AND 6 NIECES. HE WAS A MEMBER OF KING SOLOMON LODGE, AF & AM, KANE ELIZABETH CHAPT EASTERN STAR, KANE AND KANE BAPTIST CHURCH. MR BURCH WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, 2 BRO, DEE AND ALVA BURCH, AND 1 SIS EDNA BURCH.

Edson Burch Dies Wednesday Evening - Edson Burch, well known resident of this vicinity, passed away at his home, 8 miles west of Kane at 6:30 o’clock Wednesday evening, Nov. 2nd.
The deceased was the son of Terry and Margaret Burch and was born in Ft. Scott, Kansas, on August 21, 1874. At the time of his death he was 64 years, 2 months and 11 days of age. For the past 35 years Mr. Burch has resided near Kane and was a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge and Masonic Order of Kane.
He was united in marriage to Stella Varble on November 19, 1900, and to this union six children were born. Edna, who died in 1918; Des, of Mozior, Ill.; Alva, of Fieldon; Dale, who lives at home; Ralph, of Jerseyville; and Mrs. Stella Clendenen of Kane.
Mr. Burch leaves surviving him besides his widow, Stella Burch, the above named children, seven sisters, three brothers and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday afternoon, at the Kane Baptist Church. The Rev. Leonard F. Todd, Elder T. J. Roady and Rev. A. R. Pixley officiated and burial was in the Kane Cemetery. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the services. [Jersey County Democrat 19 Nov 1938]

FRED L BURCH, 74, OF KANE, DIED DEC 16, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. BURCH WAS BORN MARCH 26, 1904 IN GREENE CO. HE WAS THE SON OF JACOB & EMMA (RICHLINE) BURCH. HE MARRIED THELMA GREEENE APR 24, 1944 IN JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS A FARMER. SSURVIVORS AARE HIS WIFE; 2 SONS, NORMAN BURCH OF JERSEYVILLE AND HERSCHEL BURCH OF FOSTERBURG; 2 STEP SONS, NORMAN ABBOTT OF COLUMBIA, SC AND ROBERT ABBOTT OF GRAFTON; 3 DAU, ROZELLA HINSON, OTTERVILLE, RUTH CROTCHETT OF SHIPMAN AND ANNA ROBUCK OF ROODHOUSE; 1 BRO, HARRY BURCH OF ROCKBRIDGE; 3 SIS, ELLA FREAND OF JERSEYVILLE, MAE FREAND OF KANE AND FAY MCADAMS OF PEORIA; 12 GRANDCHILDREN AND 14 G-GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION AND FUNERAL WERE FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV WILLIAM TURNER OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN KANE CEM. Memorials may be given to AMERICAN CANCER SOC.

RALPH R BURCH, 79, DIED APR 3, 1989, AT GREENWOOD MANOR IN JERSYVILLE. BURCH WAS EMPLOYED 22 YRS AT WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, JERSEYVILLE, AS CUSTODIAN. HE RETIRED DEC 1, 1972. BORN IN KANE HIS PAARENTS WERE THE LATE EDSON & BERTHA STELLA (VARBLE) BURCH. HE MARRIED THE FORMER MILLIE (BROOKS) BURCH, FEB 20, 1931 IN JERSEYVILLE. SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 1 SON, DFELBERT BURCH OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 DAU, DORIS DARR OF BRIGHTON AND MARGIE WARD OF DOW; 8 GRANDCHILDREN; 8 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 1 SIS, STELLA MAE CLENDENEN OF KANE. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 3 BRO, DEE, ALVA, AND DALE BURCH; AND 1 SIS, EDNA BURCH. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE FROM Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV EARL CLAGG AND REV NORMAN MOORE OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. Memorials may be given to GREENWOOD MANOR, JERSEYVILLE.

SAM BURCH, 77, DIED DEC 17, AT THE HOME OF HIS NIECE, MRS SAM ABBOT OF KANE. SERVICES WERE HELD AT BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH, INTERMENT AT LAX CEM. MR BURCH WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, JAN 13, 1861. HIS WIFE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH IN 1911. HE LEAVES 1 BRO, HENRY BHURCH OF KANE.

DOCIE M BURGER, 87 YRS, 7 MO, 15 DAYS, A RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER, WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, 1880. SHE WAS A DAU OF THE LATE ALFRED B & LYDIA (BAIRD) SIMMONS. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV JOHN HENDERSON OF ALTON OFFICIATED AND COMMITTAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT OAK GROVE CEM. FOR THE PAST 4 YRS, MRS BURGER HAD MADE HER HOME AT BLU FOUNTAIN MANOR. HER SURVIVORS ARE 2 NEPHEWS, LEON AND LOYAL GIMMY OF WOOD RIVER. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, FREEMAN BURGER.

LLOYD DEAN BURGER, 92, DIED MAY 25, 1993, AT JERSEY CARE CENTER IN JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS A FARMER NEAR CARROLLTON AND ALSEY AND WORKED WITH THE SCOTT CO ROAD DIST FOR 10 YRS, RETIRING IN 1974. HE WAS A MEMBER OF ROCKBRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH. BORN IN ROCKBRIDGE ON MARCH 30, 1901, HE WAS A SON OF STHE LATE JAMES & MINNIE (COONROD) BURGER. HE MARRIED HELEN (RYAN) BURGER IN JERSEYVILLE SEPT 22, 1926. SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 3 SONS, GERALD BURGER OF CARROLLTON, DWIGHT BURGER OF WAYNE CITY, AND WILLARD GLEN BURGER OF BASSVILLE, AR; 1 DAU, BERNICE KESINGER OF WAVERLY; 13 GRANDCHILDREN; 13 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 3 G-G-GRANDCHILDREN; 1 BRO, RUSSELL BURGER OF GREENFIELD; AND 3 SIS, ANNA PRUITT OF GREENFIELD, EDNA CORYELL OF ALTON AND MABEL RYAN OF CARROLLTTON. 1 GRANDSON, 4 BRO AND 4 SIS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON. REV BILL SMITH OFFICIATED WITH BURIAL IN CARROLLTON CITY CEM.

MINNIE MAE BURGER, DIED [1942] AT THE HOME OF HER DAU, MRS HENRY RYAN. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD APR 21 AT ROCKBRIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH, WITH REV F L CROUCH OFFICIATING AND BURIAL IN WITT CEM. PALLBEARERS: A VERY PITXHFORD, MEADE CANNEDY, JAMES PRUITT, ERIC CARNEY, HENRY RYAN AND BURL CLARK. MRS BURGER WAS THE MOTHER OF 17 CHILDREN, 4 DYING IN INFANCY AND 1 DAU AT THE AGE OF 23. SHE WAS BORN AT ROCKBRIDGE AND AS A SMALL CHILD WENT WITH HER PARENTS, THE LATE MR & MRS NEWPORT COONROD, TO TX WHERE THEY LIVED FOR A FEW YRS AND ALSO IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY. THEY RETURNED TO ILLINOIS BY COVERED WAGON DRAWN BY OXEN, FORDING RIVERS AND CAMPING AT BY THE ROADSIDE. TWO OF MRS BURGER'S SONS SERVED IN WW I AND SHORTLY BEFORE HER DEATH SHE RECEIVED WORD THAT HER GRANDSON, VIRGIL LOUIS PITCHFORD OF ROCKBRIDGE, SON OF MRS ARTIE PITCHFORD, WAS WITH GENERAL MCARTHUR'S FORCES. IN ADDITION TO 12 CHILDREN MRS BURGER IS SURVIVED BY 40 GRANDCHILDREN AND 7 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

Died - On the 30 of October 1869, at the residence of her father, Thomas F. Chapman, Mrs. Mary F. Burke, wife of James Burke, aged 23 years, 11 months and 12 days. [Jersey County Democrat 30 Oct 1869]

William Burke, aged 75 years a long time resident of Jerseyville, died Saturday evening at 5:20 o’clock at his home on South Lafayette street, following a long illness. He is survived by one brother, Michael Burke, of this city and three sisters, Misses Annie and Margaret Burke of this city and Mrs. Mary Daly of St. Louis.
Funeral services were conducted from the Holy Ghost Church on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father F. J. Lawler. Interment was in St. Francis Xavier’s cemetery. [Jersey County News 10 Nov 1927]

ANN BURNETT, 80, OF ALTON, DIED [1984] AT JERSEYVILLE CARE CENTER. BORN IN CHESTERFIELD, A DAU OF THE LATE ALEX & MARY (MARSHALL) TAYLOR. SHE MARRIED BILL BURNETT, WHO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH IN AUG 1967. SURVIVING ARE 4 DAU, CALRA BELLE WOODS OF GODFERY, MILDRED KRAUSHAAR OF JERSEYVILLE AND GEORGIA ABBOTT AND HAZEL ABBOTT, BOTH OF KANE; 3 SONS, WILLIAM ADAMS OF JERSEYVILLE, HARRY "BUD" ADAMS OF ARIZONA AND BOBBY ADAMS OF BATCHTOWN; 20 GRANDCHILDREN AND 27 G-GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION AND SERCVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV JAMES PEPPER OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE.

Funeral services for Charles Burnett aged, 71 years, who died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Nancy Fones, in Newbern Wednesday, March 26th, were held from the Newbern Church Friday, March 28th, at 2:00 o’clock and interment was in the Newbern Cemetery. [1930]

GOLDIE ANN BURNETT, 68, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED TUES AT ALTON MEM HOSP. VISITATION AND FINAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV M EDWARDS BREED OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN HARTFORD CEM. BORN DEC 15, 1902, IN GREENE CO, SHE WAS THE DAU OF FRANK & DELLA (CARTER) CROSS. HER HUSBAND WAS THE LATE FRANK BURNETT. SURVIVORS ARE 1 SON, ERNEST F BURNETT OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 DAU, MRS EDWARD JANES OF COLUMBUS, IN; 1 GRANDDAUGHTER; 3 SIS, MRS SAM WHITE OF CARROLLTON, MRS JOSEPHINE ANGELO OF BLUFFS AND MRS ORVILLE CARLTON OF MICHAEL; 2 STEP GRANDCHILDREN; 1 G-GRANDDAUGHTER; AND 4 STEP G-GRANDCHILDREN. HER PARENTS AND 2 BROTHERS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.

JESSIE A BURNETT, 67, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED JAN 3, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. SHE WAS BORN MARCH 30, 1918, IN ELDRED, THE DAU OF THE LATE RUBEN & GEORGIA (TUCKER) BUSHNELL. SHE MARRIED ERNEST BURNETTT JUNE 1, 1948, IN HARTFORD. SHE WAS A QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR FOR OLIN CHEMICAL CORP FOR 40 YRS, RETIRING IN 1983. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE EASTERN STAR AND THE MOOSE, EAGLES AND AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARIES. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND ERNEST; 1 SON KENNETH WELLER OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 DAU SHIRLEY CLOSSER OF DRAKESVILLE, IA; 3 SIS, EVA RETHERFORD OF JERSEYVILLE; CLARA GILBERT OF CARROLLTON AND MARY FRALEY OF ANNABELLE, MO; 5 GRANDCHILDREN, AND 5 G-GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE FROM Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. THE EASTERN STAR HELD A SPECIAL SERVICE. JAMES PEPPER OFFICAITED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

M ANN BURNETT, 80, DIED OCT AT JERSEYVILLE CARE CENTER. SHE WAS BORN MARCH 10, 1904 IN CHESTERFIELD TO THE LATE ALEX & MARY (MARSHALL) TAYLOR. SHE MARRIED BILL BURNETT, WHO DIED AUG, 1967. VISITATION AND SERVICES WEREHELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV JAMES PEPPER OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. SURVIVING ARE 3 SONS, LWILLIAM ADAMS, JERSEYVILLE, HARRY "BUD" ADAMS, AZ, AND BOBBY ADAMS OF BATCHTOWN; 4 DAU, CLARA BELLE WOODS, GODFREY, MILDRED KRAUSHAAR, JERSEYVILLE, GEORGIA ABBOTT AND HAZEL ABBOTT, BOTH OF KANE; 20 GRANDCHILDREN AND 27 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

WM G BURNETT, OF GREENFIELD, IL, FORMERLY OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED [1918] AT HOT SPRINGS, ARK, WHERE HE AND HIS WIFE WERE SPENDING THE WINTER. A PHONE MESSAGE INFORMED H S DANIELS THAT THE FUNERAL WOULD BE HELD AT THE HOME OF THE BURNETTS IN GREENFIELD. MR DANIELS, F D HELLER, AND T W KIRBY OF JERSEYVILLE WILL ACT AS PALLBEARERS. FOR MANY YRS MR BURNETT WAS IN THE DRY GOODS BUSINESS IN JERSEYILLE AND THEY HAD MANY FRIENDS HERE.

DR W L BURNETT, L49, DIED [07-1891] AT HIS HOME IN KANE, IL. FUNERAL FROM BAPTIST CHURCH IN KANE, UNDER AUSPICES OF LUCIEN KING LOST, GAR, AND KANE CAMP MWA. REV CUNNINGHAM OFFICIATED WITH BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEM.

Last Tuesday, Henry Richter, in company with several others who were searching for John Burns, who had been missing for several days, found his body frozen in the ice just a short distance below Bloom's Landing.
About a month ago his mind became deranged and while in that state, he tried to take the life of George Emes, who is employed by Henry Richter. A few weeks ago his friends missed him and started to search for him. His wife, who is an invalid and has been staying with her son south of Alton was summoned, and she, in company with her son, broke open his door and found $1 and his best clothes, and as he could not be found she returned with her son. He was traced across the river and part of the way back to where his body was found. He was almost beyond recognition only that he always wore his hair long and around his shoulders, and this was the only means to identify him. It is thought that in a fit of insanity, he began wandering and fell through the ice and being unable to get out, he froze and in this way met his death. [04 Mar 1902]

LENA PAULINE BURNS, 42 YRS, 7 MO, 20 DAYS, DIED AT THE HOME OF HER DAU, MRS JOSEPH MARCH, IN CARROLLTON, FEB 11, AFTER A LONG ILLNESS. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FROM THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN JERSEYVILLE. REV L W PORTER OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN ST FRANCIS CEM. THE REMAINS WERE VIEWED AT THE HOME OF HER MOTHER, MRS EMMA WURTH, JERSEYVILLE. MRS BURNS IS SURVIVED BY 2 DAU, MRS MARCH OF CARROLLTON AND MISS MAURITA BURNS; HER MOTHER EMMA WORTH, 2 SIS, MISSES G---IE AND CLARA WURTH OF JERSEYVILLE AND 1 BRO, HENRY WURTH OF ----.

Forty Years Ago - Mrs. Margaret E. (Black) Burns died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Cameron, where she had made her home during the past few years since the death of her husband. She was a native of Pennsylvania and was aged 76 years. [17 Sep 1948]

Mrs. Melissa Burroughs, wife of the late Wm. P. Burroughs, died August 11, at her residence in Greenfield – aged 71 yrs. She was born in Addison County, Vt. In 1812 – and moved to Greene County with her father, Everts Griswold in 1831. Married Wm. P. Burroughs in 1832. Eight children were born, only two of who are living – David H. Burroughs and Mrs. Lydia Jayne. Burial in West Cemetery of the family burial lot. [Argus 18 Aug 1883]

PAUL W BURROWS, 79, FORMERLY OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED JULY 4, AT ALTON MEM HOSP. HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE WILLIAM & LUCY (SHAW) BURROWS. HE RETIRED AS MILLRIGHT FROM CARPENTER UNION LOCAL 377, GRANITE CITY, AND WAS A MEMBER OF ST PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ALTON. SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. FATHER EDWARD C DOMME OFFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, LORETTA (LINDSEY) BURROWS WHOM HE MARRIED NOV 26, 1964 IN ALTON; 3 SONS, BILL OF ROCKBRIDGE, BOB OF ALTON AND RICHARD OF WOOD RIVER; 1 STEP SON, MICHAEL LINDSEY OF ALTON; 2 DAU, JUNE MEUTH OF JERSEYVILLE AND DORIS TAYLOR OF BRIGHTON; 1 SIS, VERNA CUMMINGS OF JERSEYVILLE; 11 GRANDCHILDREN AND NUMEROUS G-GRANDCHILDREN.

ADA BURWASH OF ROSSVILLE, COUSIN OF MRS WILBUR ROWDEN OF THE KANE VICINITY,D APR 19 [1972] AT HOOPESTON COMM MEM HOSP WHERE SHE HAD BEEN A PATIENT SINCE MARCH 20. SHE WAS BORN IN JERSEYVILLE ON JAN 16, 1887, THE DAU OF HORACE & ANNA (COMBS) MERSHON. SHE MARRIED MILO E BURWASH DEC 31, 1916. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND; DAU, MRS SARAH HODSHIRE OF PEORIA; 4 SONS, H M OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM, MILO OF PAXTON, ROBERT R OF DALLAS, TX, AND DONALD E OF DANVILLE, 11 GRANDCHILDREN AND 4 G-GRANDCHILDREN. SERVICES WERE HELD AT CHRISMAN FUNERAL HOME IN ROSSVILLE WITH REV ROBERT ROEDERER OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN ROSSVILLE CEM.

GEORGE FREDERICK BUSCH, 70 YRS, 10 MOS, 1 DAY, PROMINENT RETIRED FARMER AND FORMER SUPERVISOR IN OTTER CREEK TWSP, DIED MARCH 28, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR THE PAST 3 WKS. FRIENDS CALLED AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. FINAL RITES WERE HELD AT METHODIST CHURCH IN JERSEYVILLE MARCH 30. THE PASTOR, REV EARL DICKEY, OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN OTTERVILLE CEM. MR BUSCH WAS A SON OF THE LATE SIEGEL F, & OTHILDA (BROCKMEYER) BUSCH AND WAS BORN AT WOODVILLE IN GREENE CO MAY 27, 1888. HE CAME TO JERSY CO AT THE AGE OF 5 AND SPENT ALL HIS LIFE ON THE SAME FARM. IN ADDITION TO HIS FARMING INTERESTS, MR BUSCH SERVED A 4 YR TERM AS SUPERVISOR FROM OTTER CREED TWSP, AND AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH WAS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE THERE. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE METHODIST CHURCH. MR BUSCH MARRIED MABEL (FREDENBURG) JAN 7, 1909, AND THE COUPLE CELEBRATED THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING ANN JAN 11 AT THE METHODIST CHURCH, JERSEYVILLE. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, 2 DAU, MRS KEARNEY (ALICE) DABBS AND MRS RAYMOND (IRENE) GERSON OF FIELDON; 2 SONS HOWARD F BUSCH OF DOW AND VIRGIL BUSCH OF JERSEYVILLE; 11 GRANDCHILDREN; 5 G-GRANDCHILDREN, 1 SIS, MRS LLOYD MAGUIRE OF JERSEYVILLE AND 2 BRO, CARL BUSCH OF JERSEYVILLE AND ROY BUSCH OF WARRENTON, MO. 1 DAU, RUTH ROWENA, DIED IN INFANCY.

LOUISE A BUSCH, 77, OF BIRGHTON, DIED APR 23, 1988, AT ST JOSEPH HOSP, ALTON. SHE WAS BORN OCT 22, 1910 IN JERSEY CO NEAR FIELDON TO THE LATE AUGUST & ELLA (ISRINGHAUSEN) KRAUSE. SHE MARRIED HOWARD F BUSCH AUG 7, 1929, IN JERSEYVILLE; HE DIED SEPT 16, 1987. SHE WAS A HOMEMAKER, A MEMBER AND PAST NOBLE GRAND OF RUBY REBEKAH LODGE OF JERSEYVILLE NO 263, AND A MEMBER OF ST JOHN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST IN BRIGHTON. SURVIVORS ARE, 3 DAU, JUNE NIEHAUS OF ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS, JOANN SCHAAF OF BRIGHTON AND DORENE NICKELS OF BRIGHTON; 1 SIS, IRENE KESSLER OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 BRO, WILLIAM KRAUSE OF JERSEYVILLE AND ARTHUR KRAUSE OF KANE; 9 GRANDCHILDREN AND 6 G-GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION AND THE RUBY REBEKAH CEREMONY WERE APR 25 AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, WHERE SERVICES WERE HELD WITH REV HENRY LIPPERT OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN VALHALLA MEM PARK IN GODFREY. Memorials may be given to ST JOHN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, BRIGHTON.

Jerseyan’s Sister Dies - Miss Matilda Busch, 76, of Woodville, sister of Stegel Busch of Jerseyville, died Monday, July 23, in Jacksonville. The lady was taken to the Kergher funeral parlor in Carrollton and short services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 26, at the Busch cemetery where interment will be made. [Jul 1934]

DANIEL A BUSHNELL, 78, DIED AT HIS HOME NEAR ELDRED, FOLLOWING SEVERAL WKS ILLNESS. THE FUNERLA UNDER DIRECTION OF MEHL & SON WAS HELD AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH IN ELDRED, REV FRAZIER CONDUCTING. BURIAL WAS IN ELDRED CEM. D A BUSHNELL WAS A SON OF HIRAM & JULIA BUSHNELL AND WAS BORN IN THE ELDRED VICINITY AUG 21, 1863. THE GREATER PART OF HIS LIFE HAS BEEN SPENT AS A FARMER IN ELDRED. IN 1889 HE MARRIED PACHIA (GARRETT) SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, MRS MELVIN MARTIN; 2 GRANDCHILDREN AND 1 BRO, ORVILLE BUSHNELL.

Aged Eldred Lady Gone - Mrs. Walter Bushnell, Nearly 81
Elizabeth, wife of Walter Bushnell, died last Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock, at her home one mile south of Eldred, aged 80 years, 11 months, 20 days. The funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the Eldred church, by Rev. Wm. Gaither, and the burial was in Eldred cemetery.
Mrs. Bushnell was a daughter of Silas and Mary Carpenter, and was born Feb. 20, 1835, at Chillicothe, Ind. She married in 1857 to Walter Bushnell, and to them six children were born, of whom three are living. They are Mrs. Douglas Hoots and Alvin Bushnell of Eldred, and Chas. Bushnell of Roodhouse. She leaves also an aged husband, one sister, Mrs. Almeda Garratt of Eldred, and two brothers, Marcus Carpenter of Deerfield, Mo., and William Carpenter of Sheldon, Mo.
Many years ago, while yet a girl in Kentucky, she became a member of the Baptist church, and all who knew her loved her as a warm-hearted, sympathetic friend.
David Bushnell of Mexico, Mo., Chas. Bushnell and family of Roodhouse and Mrs. Rosa LeTour of St. Louis were among those from out of town who attended the funeral. [Carrollton Patriot 1916]

THOMAS BUTLER, 88 YRS, 1 MO, 28 DAYS, DIED APR 29, AT WATSON NURSING HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD MAY 1, REV CARL BALDRIDGE, PASTOR OF KANE BAPTIST CHURCH, OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN KANE CEM. MR BUTLER WAS BORN IN DELHI, IL, MARCH 1, 1868. HIS SURVIVORS ARE 2 SONS, GEORGE BUTLER OF WOOD RIVER AND ANDREW BUTLER OF ALTON; 1 DAU, MRS BERTHA PAVLEKIS OF ST LOUIS, AND 1 SIS, MRS ELLA FINDLEY OF ALTON.

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