Obituaries - C

William A. Cadmus age 35 was claimed by relentless death on Friday, August 7, was born in Plainfield, N.J. in the year 1879 to James J. Cadmus and his wife Mary Robinson Cadmus. At the age of one year he came to Illinois with his parents, who very soon moved to St. Louis, where he spent his boyhood. As a young man of sterling qualifications he married in 1904 Miss Jessie C. Day, one of Jersey County’s most successful teachers who proved to be a loving companion during the brief 10 years of marital life. One daughter, Beulah Elizabeth, at the premature death of her father only 9 years old, arrived to grace the happy congenial union. For a period of seven years Mr. And Mrs. Wm. A. Cadmus made their home in Jerseyville, where deceased was the efficient chief electrician of the light plant. When his health commenced to fail on account of the inside work, the family moved on a farm 2 1/2 miles east of Jerseyville and in spite of the droughts of recent years he made a success as a farmer. Those left to cherish the memory of one who filled so well his position in life are the hearth broken young wife, one daughter, Beaula Elizabeth; three brothers. Eugene W. and Fred F. Cadmus of Dallas, Tx, and Edward Cadmus of Carrollton, IL., the parents having preceded him in death. The family and a host of his friends are aware of an irreparable loss by his early death. Funeral was at the Baptist church Rev. Reynolds. Burial to be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Dr. Bryan Caffery, 86, retired Jerseyville dentist, died at 2:40 p.m. Apr 26 [1983] at the Jersey Community Hospital. He was born 1 Feb 1897 in Greene county, a son of the late John and Mary Leigh Caffery. Caffery had lived in Jerseyville since October, 1926, retiring in 1972. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, life time member, past president and Exalter Ruler of Elks Lodge, lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Third Degree Knight and past Grant Knight, 1938-40. He was a member of the Madison county Dental Society. He is survived by his wife, Augusta Drury Caffery whom he married Feb, 17, 1946; two daughters, Mary Jean Davis of Florissant, MO. and Doris Ann Keenan of Carrollton. A funeral Mass was celebrated Friday morning at St. Francis Xavier Church with Father Patrick Morrow as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. The rosary was recited Thursday evening at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The St. Francis Organ fund has been named as memorial. Burial at St. Francis Cemetery.

Archie Albert Cain, 66, of Route 1, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday at his home near Fieldon. Born July 1, 1916 in Potosi, MO., the son of John and Julie Jackson Cain, he was an operating engineer with Local #520, retiring in 1976. Surviving are his wife the former Lorene DeClue whom he married on Oct. 30 1935 in MO.; five daughters, Erma Baker of Hollywood, MD., Geraldine Davenport of Dow, Dorothy Dunham of Jerseyville, Rosa Chapman of Fieldon and Barbara Travers of Brighton; four sons, Robert and Rev. Wilbur of Jerseyville, Charles of Carrollton and Rev. Glenn of Fieldon. Also surviving are 5 brothers, Noah, Clifford, Harry, Henry and Hunky, all of Potosi, MO; a sister, Estelle Drennen, Mineral Point, MO. Burial in the Fieldon Cemetery.

Mrs. Rhoda Calhoun died [Jan 1883] at home of son, F. F. Calhoun. Wife of Solomon Calhoun, born in Royalston, Mass., Nov 23, 1790. 83 years. Daughter of Elijah and Abigail Walker of old Puritan Stock. Moved from Royalston to Lyman, New Hampshire where she married Solomon Calhoun. Came to Illinois in 1883 stopping at Apple Creek in Greene county. Journey of 7 weeks in a 2 horse wagon. Mother of 7 children; James, Adarastus, Benj.

Alan Michael Camerer, 33, was pronounce dead at 11:43 p.m. Saturday, 30 April, 1988, at the scene of an automobile accident on Otterville Road in Jersey county. Camerer was born in Carrollton and was the son of Mildred Orr Camerer and the late Norman Camerer. On Oct. 12, 1985, in Jerseyville he married the former Barbara Varble, and she survives. In addition to his mother and wife, surviving are two daughters, Michelle Camerer of Godfrey and Nicole Camerer at home; a stepson, Kevin Schmieder at home; a sister, Lisa Camerer of Jerseyville; and three brothers, Steve of Jerseyville, Donald of San Jose, CA and Lance of Denver, Co.. Visitation will be 4 -9 p.m. Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Wm. Hembrow officiating. Burial will be at Pine Tree Cemetery in Patterson. Memorials may be given to the Michelle and Nicole Camerer Trust Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Olive Camp nee Heberling, died February 20, 1952, burial in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.
Former Resident of Elsah Dies... Mrs. Olive Camp, 80 yrs. old of Alton, formerly of Elsah, died Wednesday evening, 20 February, at 11:15 p.m. at the Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for 2 days. The agedwoman had been in failing health for ten years and seriously ill for a week. Mrs. Camp was a resident of Elsah until 3 years ago when she went to Alton to reside. The decedent was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heberling and was born October 11, 1871 in Greene county. She was married in 1900 to Henry Camp whose death occurred three years ago. Mrs. Camp is survived by a brother, Clyde Heberling of White Hall, and two sisters, Mrs. Louella Willis of Lebanon, Ore. and Mrs. Sylvia Myer of White Hall. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Gent Funeral Home in Alton with the Rev. Edgar Vance, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park.

Edythe A. Campbell nee Truesdale died May 12, 1985, burial in Fernwood Cemetery
The funeral of Edythe A. Campbell, 85, of Grafton, was conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Grafton first United Methodist Church with the rev. Tommy Brewer officiating. Burial was at Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse. She died at 4:45 a.m. May 12 at Jersey Community Hospital. Born Aug. 25, 1899 in Greene county, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Delmar and Katheryne (Zamm) Truesdale. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grafton, Royal Neighbors of America and past Oracle, president of the Fidelis Sunday School Class and church organist. Her husband, Charles C. Campbell whom she married in 1932, died in April 11, 1981. She is survived by a daughter, Katheryne Stevens of Jerseyville and a grandson. Three sisters also preceded her in death. The First United Methodist [remainder unavailable]

Emily S. Campbell nee Peairs died January 6, 1867
In Otterville, Dec. 6, 1867, Mrs. Emily Campbell died 19 years. Daughter of M.E. and J.S. Peairs. Married John A . Campbell at Otterville, March 28th 1867 when entering her 20 year. Born near Whitehall, Greene Co., and came to Jerseyville in 1858. Joined Methodist Church, Attended Young Ladies Seminary. Had been a teacher. A few days before her death, she said, "Mother, if I die let me be buried in Pa's lot in Jerseyville. She sleeps by the side of her moved sister Mary who died in Jerseyville, Dec. 3, 1858.

Freda Marie Campbell, 79, died unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 1990, at her residence. Born in Hamburg, she was the daughter or the late Logan and Mary (McGuire) Gresham. On Aug. 11, 1926, in Pittsfield, she married Jasper L. Campbell, and he survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Odessa Rothe of Kane, and Delores Rothe, Jean Young and Sonja Shaw, all of Jerseyville; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Seiver of Jerseyville and Arvella Long and Nelliw Lammy, both of Kampsville; and a brother, Harry Gresham of Cleveland, Tenn. Preceding her in death were a daughter Helen Joyce Campbell; four brothers, Della, Emil, Clarence and Everett Gresham; and two sisters, Lora Lammy and Sadie Campbell. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Indian Creek Church in Hamburg with Steve Fishel officiating. Burial is in Indian Creek Church Cemetery in Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Jerseyville Church of Christ, where she was a member.

Henry Campbell died at home of daughter in White Hall where he had gone about a week of age, and the remains were brought to Jerseyville and taken to Oak Grove Cemetery for interment beside his wife she died during the past winter at the Campbell home in the NW part of town. Rev. Wilson officiating.

Mrs. Phebe Priscilla Campbell, wife of J.D. Campbell, died Friday evening, January 25, at 10:20 o'clock at her home in the Bethel vicinity. Mrs. Campbell had suffered a stroke on Sunday, January 20. Mrs. Phebe Campbell was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Amanda (Pruitt) Johnson and was born in Jersey County on December 11, 1976. Her age at the time of death was seventy-five years, one month and fourteen days. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and had been an active worker in church affairs for many years. She had taught a Sunday School class for more than a quarter of a century. Surviving her in addition to her husband, are one year son, J. Wilbur Campbell of Jerseyville, one brother, Wiley E. Johnson of the Medora vicinity, and two grandchildren, Janet Louise and Dickie Campbell of Herseyville. Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by an infant daughter , Mary Louise. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon. January 29, at two o'clock with Reverend Owen H. Hamilton, pastor of the church, and Rev. Laural Grigg of Carrollton, a former pastor of the church officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Thomas Jefferson Campbell died at home near Fieldon, Sat, April 23, [1898] Thomas Jefferson Campbell, 65 years. Funeral from home. Rev. T. J. Roady serving. Burial in S. H. Reddish cemetery. Born April 3, 1833 in Richwoods township, this co., it then being Greene county. His father James Campbell, native North Carolina, his mother, Elizabeth Poce, a native of Tennessee. In 1830 his father came here and located at a place called Dyers in English township (now extinct) and bought 200 acres of land in Section 34. When T.J. was 21 he purchased 130 acres of land in Sections 5, 8 and 13 and worked it four years when he went to Pike's Peak in search of gold, but soon returned. On the 8th of Nov. 1859 he married Miss Drusilla Knott, daughter of Samuel B and Susan Knott, of Ohio. His wife dying he married Louisa Ann (Parker) Dunham. Well known in Jersey co and active in social and church activities.

Martin Buren Cannedy, 88, for 30 years assessor of Rockbridge, a veteran of the Civil War and for 40 year quartermaster of the Weisner post, G. A. R., of Greenfiled died at his home in Greenfield Friday. He is survived by five children. Funeral services were held at Greenfield Baptist church Sunday afternoon and interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

John William Cannon, Shipfitter First Class of the United States Navy, who was reported missing in action following the sinking of his ship, the USS Franklin, last March, has been listed as dead by the government. The message fixed the date of his death as March 19, 1945. He was the son; of Mayor and Mrs. John Cannon of Grafton. He is survived by his parents, his wife Margaret Carmody Cannon and 2 year old son John William Cannon of Carrollton. Also surviving are 2 brothers, Edward who was recently discharged from the service and Staff Sergeant Leonard Cannon of the United States Army and one sister Joan Cannon who is attending Jersey Twp. High School.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 11, at Gubser Funeral Home for Leola M. Cantrell, 80, of Grafton, with Reverend Robert Cochran and Reverend Randal T. Qualls officiating. Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park. Mrs. Cantrell was born Sept. 28, 1904 in Calhoun Conty, the daughter of Daniel and Catherine Arnold Dougherty. She died at 7:08 p.m. March 8 at Jersey Community High School. She married Dwight E. Cantrell May 18, 1927 in Jersey County and he died Feb. 21, 1966. She was a teacher in Jersey and Calhoun counties for 39 years, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Otterville Baptist Church and the Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by a daughter, Mavis M. Hunt, Grafton; tow grandsons, two great-grandsons and a brother, Robert Doughtery, Kane. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cheryl Hunt Meyer, who died July 8, 1982 Jersey Community Hospital has been named as a memorial.

The remains of Gov. Carlin, his wife and several children were removed this week from the private burying ground of the Carlin family on the Carlin homestead just south of this city, and deposited in the Carrollton cemetery. Gov. Carlin died Feb. 14, 1852--from the Carrollton gazette.

Died at family home Mrs. Mary Cross Carlin, 32 years. Funeral from 1st Presbyterian Church. Rev. Stark serving. Second child and only daughter of Hugh Cross and Antoinette Cross born near Jersey. Feb. 21, 1848. Married Walter E. Carlin April 2, 1868 and lived at Carrollton until Jan 1870. Her little boy died of convulsions. Probably caused her illness.

John S. Carpenter died at Chautauqua. Aged 54 years. Sister is Mrs. Rhoads and brother George survive. Buried in Elsah cemetery. Son of Charles and Charlotte Carpenter, born at Polk City, Iowa Feb. 21, 1859 Leaves two sons, Earl and Herschel of California and two sisters, Nettie Rhoades and Annie Osburn of Kansas. He was a grandson of Alfred Carpenter, pioneer settler of Jersey county while it was yet Greene Co. The latter built the first frame house in Jerseyville before the town was laid out, and it was called the Red Tavern, or Wayside Inn on the State Road.

Services for Minnie Belle Schwartz Carpunky, 84, were conducted Monday afternoon at Gubser Funeral Home by the Rev. Clay Noah with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Her death occurred at 11:44 a.m. Oct. 30 at Jersey Community Hospital. She had resided at the Jersey Care Center for five years. Born Sept. 2, 1896 in Tennessee, she w as a daughter of the late John and Jenniw Ellison Clendenning. Her husband was the late William Carpunky sr. Her survivors are one daughter, Helen Wiseheart of Jerseyville; two step-daughters, Mary Lou Hunter of Jerseyville and Louise Cassidy of Waynesville, Mo.; four stepsons, Welsy, William "Sug" and Stewart, all of Jerseyville, and Tom Carpunky of Carrollton; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Five brothers preceded her in death. The Heart Fund has been named as a memorial.

William W. Carpunky, 91, of 410 Fletcher St., Jerseyville, died at 1:20 a.m. Oct 11, at Jersey Community Hospital. He was a retired mold tender for Western. Carpunky was born Oct. 12, 1886 in Fieldon, the son of William and Mary Godar Carpunky. He married Althea Bennett in April of 1907 and she died in January of 1957. Surviving are his wife Minnie Clendenny Carpunky, whom he married in October of 1958, four sons, Wesley (Bud), William and Stew, all of Jerseyville and H. T. Carpunky of Carrollton; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Cassidy of Waynesville, Mo. and Mrs. Mary Hunter of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren, one step-grandchild, 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife and one sister. Visitation will be held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 with a wake service at 8 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Reverend Father Patrick Morrow Celebrant. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

Joseph S. Carr attorney b. St. Charles, Mo. Oct. 6, 1825 64 yr. served in civil war in confederate cause Lieut. Col. of a Missouri Regiment. To Ill. 1869 to Kane, to Jersey 1883. married 1859 Georgeann Logan of Calloway Co, Mo. They had 12 children Georgeann died in 1881. Joseph’s second marriage in 1863 to Miss Etta Cory they had 2 children. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Rev. Crow officiating.

Maggie Ann "Annie" Carr, 91, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 1990, at Robings Manor, Brighton. She had been employed as a cook at Medora Elementary School. Born in Jersey Township, she was the daughter of the late John and Laura (Cunningham) Mohr. She married Elmer C. Carr on Jan. 16, 1918, in Kane, and he died in May 1936. Surviving are a daughter, Loretta Beluin of Brighton; two sons, Russell Carr of Shipman and Paul Carr of Chesterfield; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Winters of Middletown, Mo. Two sons, Elmer Harris and Woodrow Carr, preceded her in death. Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora with the Rev. Steven Mayes officiating. Memorials to the Baptist Church Building Fund, Medora.

Dan S. Carrico, 51, died at 4:17 a.m. today, Feb 8, 1988, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. The farmer was born in Greene co, son of Olive (Hetzel) Carrico of Kane and the late Everett Carrico. He married the former Donna Edwards on Aug 10, 1957, in Jerseyville, and she survives. In addition to his mother and wife, surviving are a son, Doug Carrico of Kane; two daughters, Debbie Trochuck and Dana Allen, both of Jerseyville; six grandchildren; a brother, Neil Carrico of Jerseyville; and a sister, Ethel Hartnett of Sarasota, Fla. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday by Rev. Allen Camp. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery, and memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Everett Sylvester Carrico, well-known farmer residing in the Bethany vicinity northwest of Jerseyville, died unexpectedly Friday morning, June 17, at 10:30 while working in the garden at his home. Mr. Carrico had suffered from a heart condition for some time but his death came as a shock to relatives and friends. He was a son of late Sylvester and Pearl Berry Carrico and was born at Jerseyville on August 1, 1899. His age at the time of death was sixty years, ten months and sixteen days. Mr. Carrico was a member of King Solomon Lodge, No. 197, A. F. and A.M., of Kane and the Kane Baptist Church. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where Masonic services were conducted Sunday evening. Final rites were held at the Kane Baptist Church Monday afternoon, June 20, at two o'clock. Rev. H. L. Potter, pastor of the Church, officiated and burial was in the Kane Cemetery. Mr. Carrico is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olive Carrico, two sons: E. Neil Carrico of Carrollton and Daniel S. Carrico of Kane, one daughter, Mrs. Richard Scholfield of Jerseyville, five grandchildren's, one brother, Homer C. Carrico of St. Louis, and one sister, Mrs. Orville Barry of Kane.

John Carrico was eighth of a family of 14 children, born in St. Louis Co Missouri Feb 28, 1819. His father, Dennis Carrico, was native of Frederick Co., Maryland. Dennis became skilled wheelwright. Went to Penn. where he met and married Miss Jane Clark in 1813. Came to Kentucky, Then to St. Louis, Mo. Heard glowing accounts of the fertility of Ill, Came to what was then Greene Co. Became known as a surveyor. He died in 1850 and is buried in the Thompson cemetery, in Greene co. Mrs. Carrico died in 1834. John, from whom this sketch is obtained, grew to manhood in the West, common schooling, and entered a course study in the East. In 1839 married Miss Winniw Ann VanMeter, daughter of Amasa and Elizabeth VanMeter, they set up housekeeping on $4.50-- Now owns 315 L.R.., Achsah C. Leago, Andrew, Lizzie C (died in infancy) Jane C Berry, Marion, Phoebe C. Bean and Mary (died at age 14). Of 52 decendents 42 are living at this time. Belonged to Masonic Lodge for 39 years. Funeral by Rev. I. D. Crawford and Rev. Wm. Rainey. "Uncle John Carrico" was one of the best citizens Jersey co ever had, honest true, to his word and to his friends, he lived loved by every one, Funeral one of the largest held in the at vicinity, there being 85 carriages in the procession. Later--whoever wrote up John Carricos obit neglected to mention his long career as a thresher. The first threshing machine the write ever saw in operation was run by Uncle John about 1856, he was threshing two of the first crops of wheat raised in school district N 1, Rosedale township for Jon Maltimore on the farm long occupied by A. J. Thompson. There was so little wheat raised in that neighborhood that Mr. Maltimore familiarly known as "Bluejay" had two crops stacked up before he could get a threshing machine. Mr. Carrico commenced threshing sometime in the forties with a "Chaffpiler" and finished up in the seventies with a first class steam rig. One of the engines he used in now run by J. D. Sinclaie of Newbern and does good service grinding Mc Kinley flour and feed of all kinds.

Died at home eight miles nw of Jerseyville on July 2, 1898, Mrs. Winneyann Carrico 75 yrs. Funeral from Bethany Church on July 4. Rev. I.D. Crawford. Was widow of John Carrico. Died at the old home place and had resided there for many years. During that time she became a resident of three counties without moving. First Madison, Greene then Jersey when the counties divided. She was the daughter of Amasa and Elizabeth Van Meter and born in Crawford Co., Ill. Nov 16, 1822. In 1823 her family came to Greene Co. In 1839 she married John C. Carrico. They settled upon the Carrico homestead soon after their marriage residing there permanently rearing family of 8 children: LaFayette, Achsah (Mrs. J. L. Seago), Andrew, Marion, Jane (Mrs. C. C. Berry), Mary (Deceased), Phoebe (Mrs. Frank Bean) and Elizabeth (deceased). Her six surviving children, all married, have settled in the vicinity of the old home and have thus been enabled to cheer and comfort her. 21 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Eight of her grandsons were pallbearers; O. A. Seago, John Carrico, Geo. M. Seago, Chas. Berry, John Berry, Sylvester Carrico, Chas T. Seago, Leslie Bean. Burial in Lax cemetery.

Mrs. Alice Carstens, 85 year old resident of Pasadena, Texas, died in that city Tuesday, July 2, 1968. The body was brought to Jaco by Brothers Funeral Home in this city where visitation hours were held. Final rites were held at the Funeral Home Saturday morning, July 6, at 10 o'clock with the Rev. William Boston of Jacksonville officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Greene County. Mrs. Carstens, widow of Charles Carstens, was a daughter of the late William A. and Nancy Levina Antrobus Gaffney and was born in Greene County on June 6, 1883. Her age at death was 85 years and 26 days. Surviving Mrs. Carstens are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Kopp of Pasadena, Texas, one grandson, two sisters, Mrs. Rose Wade and Mrs. Francis (Ellen) Brown of Jerseyville, and one brother, Thomas Gaffney of Medora.

Eva May Springman Carstens, 83, died at 7:50 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, 1990, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born in Jersey County, daughter of the late George and Nellie (White) Springman. On April 3, 1961, in East Alton, she married Woodrow Wilson Carstens. He died on Jan. 29, 1987. Survivng are a daughter, Virginia Lee Carstens of St. Charles, Mo.; and a foster brother, Edward Phipps of Kane. Preceding her in death were a brother, Howard Springman; and a foster sister, Pearl Scott. She was a member of Union Forest Church in Jersey County. Visitation continues from 1 p.m. Wednesday until service time at 2 p.m. at Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville. The Revs. Clyde Shaw, Orlen lane and Louis Kappler will officiate. Burial is in White Cemetery near Otterville. Memorial may be given to the cemetery fund.

Jacob Carstens, 80 year-old retired farmer of Jersey county, died Friday afternoon, May 11 [1956], at one thirty o'clock at the Watson Nursing Home. Funeral services for Mr. Carstens were held Sunday afternoon, May 13, at two- o'clock at Jacoby Brothers' Funeral Home. Reverend F. W. Schwarzlose, pastor of the Methodist Church, officated and interment was in the Kane Cemetery. Mr. Carstens was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carson Carsten and was born in Greene County on January 4, 1876. his age at the time of death was eighty years, four months and seven days. He engaged in farming all of his life until recent years. Mr. Carstens [remainder unavailable]

Services for Paul G. Carter, 61, of 210 E. Exchange, Jerseyville will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at Gubser Funeral Home by the Rev. Garold Cooper. He died at 5:20 p.m. Feb. 24 [1980] at Jersey Community Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 5, 1919 in Carrollton the son of the late John and Bessie Little Carter. Carter, a farmer, was a WWII veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps. His survivors are his wife, the former Mary Wood whom he married May 19, 1937 in Virginia, Ill.; two sons, Paul and Robert Carter of Alton; four grandchildren; two brothers, Neil of Eldred and John, Carrollton. Visitation after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home. The Heart Fund has been named as a memorial. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery.

Rev. Stephen Catt answered the last roll call Tuesday morning at 1 o'clock at an age of 71 years and 17 days, after being a victim of stomach trouble the last few weeks. He was a native of England and born to James and Harriet Catt at Rotherfield April 10, 1844. As a young man he came to America in 1861 and Nov. 24, 1863, he enlisted in the Union Army, serving until Aug. 29, 1865, when he received an honorable discharge. Jan. 30, 1876, the Jerseyville Baptist Church licensed him to preach the gospel and in June 1879 he was ordained, doing considerable missionary work from 1880 to 1890 and soliciting funds towards the erection of churches at Greenfield, Palmyra and Roodhouse. Mr. Catt had endeared himself to our population, being friendly and kind to everybody and in particular a friend of the poor, sick, and dying. His services overcame him. Rev. Simeon Hussey of Upper Alton will conduct the funeral services at our Baptist church this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and the A. F. & A. M. and the Lowe Post of the G. A. R. will attend in a body to pay the last loving tribute to their deceased brother.

Mrs. Minerva J. Chappell, wife of the late Richard Chappell, died at home in Jersey July 22. Aged 75 years. She leaves six children: Mrs. Eudora Noble of Jersey, Mrs. Tresa of Alton, Edwin E., Richard S. of Jersey, Ross of Kane, Pearl of L. A. Calif. Two sisters: Mrs. Lily Williams and Mrs. Mary Brown of St. Louis, Eugene Swan of Dow and Prentiss Swan of Fletcher, Oklahoma arebors. (1917)

The funeral of Alma Maurine Chase, 82, of Grafton was held Thursday afternoon at the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Grafton with the Rev. Robert Patterson officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. She died at 2:50 p.m. Sept. 8, at Eldercare Nursing Home in Alton. Her husband, Harry Chase, whom she married November 27, 1918, died in 1965. She was born February 26, 1898 in St. Louis, a daughter of Clement and Effie Coots Crane. Mrs. Chase was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and a past matron. Her survivors are a son and daughter, Clement Chase of Bethalso and Doris Grant of Wood River, and a sister, Lola Walkington of Roodhouse, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her parents, husband and a brother preceded her in death. Eastern Star services were conducted Wednesday evening at the funeral home. The Cancer Society and the Methodist Church had been designated as memorials. (1980)

A Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. July 12, for Mrs. (Frank) Anastasia Mary Elizabeth Christen, 83, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church with Reverend Father Robert Becker officiating. Burial was at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Mrs. Christen was born Nov. 27, 1892 in Greene County, the daughter of Henry and Emma Schmidt Goedde. She married Frank Christen, June 10, 1918. She died at 3:05 a.m. July 9, at Jersey Community Hospital. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Miss Anastasia Christen of Champaign, and Mrs. Ted (Madonna) Berry of Jacksonville; five sons, Louis of Charleston, Paul of Sun City, Ariz., Everett of Brighton, Henry of Centralia, Mo., and Neil of Jerseyville; 26 grandchildren, and one sister, Wilma Piper of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one brother and one sister. The Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. The family designated the American Cancer Society as a memorial.

Frank M. Christen, age 92 yrs. The Funeral was held from the Holy Ghost Church with Father Wm. Henbrow as celebrant. Christen was born October 14, 1891 in Greene Co. to the late Dominick and Alicia Campbell Christen. He married Anastasia Goedde on Jan. 10, 1918. She died July 9, 1976. He leaves four sons: Louis of Humbolt, Paul of Phoenix, Ariz. Everett of Brighton and Niel of Jerseyville, daughters; Ananstasia Moore of Champaign and Madonna Berry of Jacksonville, 26 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Burial is in St. Frances Cemetery.

Andrew Williams Christy, son of John C. and Elizabeth Donnison Christy, born in Morgan Co, (Scott) IL on July 29, 1829. His parents moved to the old homestead one-half mile east of Kane. In 1864 he moved to Jersey Co, on a farm known as the Forbes place. He was married August 24, 1862 to Hannah Armstrong daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann Armstrong. They had seven children; four died in infancy, John of Alton and Augustine of Jerseyville survive. Four grandchildren; William G of Phoenixville, Pa. Elizabeth of Lindenwood College, Spencer and John Gordon of Jerseyville, two brothers Henry C. of Shubet, Neb. and James of Carrollton, Mo. Two brothers and three sisters have preceded him in death. He was a member Baptist church for 82 years. The funeral was held from the Baptist Churchin Jerseyville. Rev. W. W. Hicks officiated. (January 1912)

George W. Christy died at his home near Kane at the age of 69 years. The funeral was held from home with Rev. J. B. Ravenscroft officiating. He was a prosperous farmer in Greene Co. (August 1909)

Hannah Armstrong, daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann Armstrong, born in Bucks Co. Pennsylvania on May 12, 1842. With her parents she came to Jersey Co., Ill. in 1849 and lived the remainder of life in Jersey Co. and Greene Co. She was married August 24, 1862 to Andrew William Christy who preceded her in death by five months and five days. Together they had seven children, four of whom died in infancy. One son, Harry died September 30, 1907. She is survived by two sons; John of Alton and Augustine of Jerseyville, three grandchildren; William and Elizabeth of Alton and Spencer of Jersey, and Mrs. Angus McLeod of Fort Smith, Ark. She was a member of the Baptist Church for 70 years. The funeral was held from the Baptist Church with Rev. W. W. Hicks officiating. (June 1912)

Funeral services for Clyde W. Claflin, 90, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, September 5, at the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. Leonard Todd officiating. His death occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 3 at his home on R. R. 1 in Fieldon. Interment will be in the Dayton Cemetery near Eldred. A farmer, he was born August 30, 1884 in Greene Co, a son of George and Margaret Short Claflin. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Marvin, Clyde, Pearl, Floyd and Glenn Isringhausen and Mrs. William Gettings, Sr. His parents and one sister, Florence Claflin Isringhausen preceeded him in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home. (1974)

Mrs. Augustus L. Clark born near Kane in 1872 passed on Sept. 9, 1898 at the age of 26 years. She married Oscar Clark on April 13, 1892. They had four children, one survives. She was preceeded on death by one child and two brothers. The funeral was held from the ME Church at Kane. Revs. J. E. Nickerson and G. W. Shephard officiating.

Fred Leo Clark, 77 of Grafton died at 7 a.m. April 10 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born December 12, 1905 in Fieldon, the son of the late Lewis and Alice Tinsmen Clark, and married the former Mildred Neva Scoggins, April 23, 1935 in Jerseyville. Clark worked at the Illinois Powder Mill at Grafton for 21 years and later was a press operator at the Alton Telegraph. His survivors are his wife, three sisters; Allie Gilleland, Audrey Weaver of Cottage Hills, and Dorothy Manning of Grafton, and various nieces and nephews. Private visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brother Funeral Home with burial in the Borlin Cemetery in Carrollton. The American Heat Association has been named as a memorial. (1983)

Mildred Neva Clark, 71, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday, October 5, 1987 at the Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Carrollton, daughter of the late John and Martha (Holmes) Scoggins. On April 22, 1935 she married Fred Leo Clark, he died April 10, 1983. Mrs. Clark had been a waitress at Grafton area restaurants and taverns. Survivors include a brother, Charles D. Scoggins of Carrollton; four sisters, Edith Stine of Carrollton, Ida Howland of Granite City and Ethel Beldon of Hartford; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of services at 2 p.m. at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Grafton. Rev. Patrick Carroll will officiate. Brial will be in Borlin Cemetery, southwest of Carrollton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Grafton.

William H. Clark died at his home in Carrollton, Friday, July 28, 1911, at 8 o'clock a.m., aged 86 years, five months and 20 days. The deceased was born March 8, 1825, in Haddenham, England. He came to America in November 1850, locating in Lockport, N. Y., where he for ten years engaged in the nursery business, and there he cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln. He came to Carrollton in October 1860. In 1827, he was married to Miss Ann Whitting, daughter of a local Methodist minister in England. She died two years after coming to this country, and the following year he was married to Miss Frances Hover. Three children were born to him by his second wife. One child died in infancy. Those living are Wm. H. W. Clark of Chicago, Misses Elizabeth and Frances Clark of Carrollton, Mrs. Mary Landiss of Jerseyville, and Miss Emily Clark. He is also survived by three brothers, another brother John, aged 82, died in England in March. Mr. Clark was converted in Lockport, N. Y., and there united with the M. E. church and became a class leader and member of the official board. When he moved to Carrollton he placed his letter with the church here and has ever since been a faithful member. He has held many positions of trust in the church, and during the period of [remainder unavailable]

The funeral of Albert Henry Clendenen, 65, of Route 1, Kane was conducted Sunday afternoon March 23, at the Kane Baptist Church with the Rev. Garold Cooper officiating. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 4:15 a.m., Thursday, March 20, at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. Burial was in the Kane Cemetery. Clendenen was a former bus driver and mechanic at the bus garage for Community Unit 100. His survivors are his widow, the former Stella Mae Burch; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Jean Rice of Vallejo, Calif., three sons, Clifford Dale of Vernon, Conn., Billy Joe of Fieldon and Robert Lee of Alton; his mother Mrs. Bertha Portwood Clendenen of Eldred; four brothers, Harold of East St. Louis, Edward of Bull Shoals, Ark., Glen and Carol Wayne of Eldred; four sisters, Mrs. Viola Mitchell of Eldred, Mrs. Dorothea Smith of Jacksonville, Mrs. Claudia Denny of California, and Mrs. Clara Ellen Inglis of Eustis, Fla., and 10 grandchildren. The King Solomon Masonic Lodge conducted rites Saturday evening at the Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. The Illinois Heart Association was named as a memorial. (1975, Buried March 23, 1975)

Eugene W. Clendenny, 54, died at 4:10 a.m. today at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born in Belleview, a son of Freeman Clendenny of Jerseyville and the late Mabel (Johnson) Clendenny, he was a pipe inspector at Laclede Steel. In addition to his father, surviving are his wife, the former Jessie Bock, whom he married on October 26, 1979 in Jerseyville; four sons, William and James both of Jerseyville, Joseph of Oxford, Wis., and Jeff of Alton; a stepson, Ernie McKinney of Kane; and three daughters; Geraldine Patton of Jerseyville, Judy Mathews of Eldred and Janet Tripenbach of St. Libory. Also surviving are five step-daughters, Janice Smith of Mt. Vernon, Judy Trochuck and Donna Clendenny both of Jerseyville, Carol Kelly of Me- (rest of paragraph missing) (October 1981)

Graveside services were conducted at Oak Grove cemetery Saturday for Ernest Edward Close, 72, of 3949 Blaine, St Louis, Mo, formerly of Jerseyville. The Rev R.E. George officiated. He died at 7:20 p.m. on December 28 at City Hospital in St Louis. He was born in Kane on May 31. 1906, a son of Joseph and Glendola Doo Wittaco and was a general laborer. His survivors are two sons, Delbert of Largo, FL and Wm. of Bethalto; two daughters Viola Locke of Newport Richey, FL and Marcella Jackson of Columbus, OH. (1978)

Andy C. Clothier, 65, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 1989 at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was a self-employed auto mechanic and a WWI I U.S. Army veteran. Born in Greene County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Dora Peters Clothier. He married the former Alberta Schumann on July 7, 1948 in Kane and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter Sherry Cooper of Jerseyville; two brothers, James of White Hall and Carl of Grafton; and four sisters, Lena Story of Jerseyville, Retha Field of Alton, Agnes Bizaillion of Greenfield and Nellie Bramley of Chesterfield. A sister, Rosella Clothier preceded him in death. Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Simon A. Simon will officiate. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Jerseyville American Legion and the VFW Post 492 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes or American Heart Associations.

Asa E. Coates, of Kane died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Frank Reif. He was 57 years of age. The funeral will be held at the Church of Christ at Kane, with burial at the Jalappa Cemetery. He was a father of seven children; Mrs. Virginia Brown, Mrs. Eva Scoggins, Andrew and Ralph Coates. Three preceded him in death. He leaves a widow, Ella Coates, twelve grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Ella Johnisee and Hassie Whirl of Carrollton, Irene Antrobus of Alton and Jane Cheeks of Luxora, Arkansas, two brothers, William of Kane and George Reynolds of Alton. (April 29, 1929)

Katy Ann Cockrell-nee-Utt was born in Scioto County, Ohio on August 9, 1815. Married to Moses Cockrell in 1835 in what was Greene County they purchased land and built a residence about one mile from E. Newbern which was the family home until the death of Mr. Cockrell in April of 1882. She then moved to Jerseyville where she resided until her death on Friday, May 19. She is survived by thriteen children. Funeral services were held from the ME Church on May 22. Rev J. Earp officiated and was assisted by Rev. L. C. Tyson, with the burial in Bethel Cemetery in E. Newbern. (1893)

Nelson Colean died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Robert C. Darlington on Monday the 9th. Born 57 years ago last March 7th. Colean was born and reared five miles west of Jerseyville on the old homestead now occupied by his brother, Edwin. He married Sarah Waddle on November 11, 1847. The funeral was held from the Baptist Church in Jerseyville with Rev. C. E. Taylot serving. Three children survive him; Mrs. Sarah E. Cook of Carrollton; James R. Colean, Teller of Bowman and Ware's Bank, and Miss Mary Colean of Jerseyville. Five brothers are living; J.H. Colean, Isaac Colean, William Colean of Sangamon County and Edwin Colean of Jerseyville and one sister, Mrs. Harriet, wife of R. Darlington, of Jerseyville. His niece is Mrs. Joel Cory. Pall bearers at the funeral were; James W. Calhoun, Judge O.P. Powel, Smith M. Titus, George C. Cockrell of Kane, John English, L.L. Kirby, Hon. George E. Warren and Nathaniel Miner. (August 9, 1880)

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend James Connett at the Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon for George Collenberger of Paris, a former resident of this city. Before the body was brought to Jerseyville services were held Monday at the Blume, Stewart, Carroll Funeral Home in Paris. Committal rites were at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Collenberger died Sunday at the Shady Rest Manor in Paris following an extended period of impaired health. He was born in Jerseyville August 26, 1901, but for the past thirty years he had made his home in Paris. Before retirement he was engaged in the insurance business.
Surviving Mr. Collenberger are his wife, Mrs. Jessie McFain Collenberger of Paris; one son, Robert of Urbana; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Mary Lou) Hormell of Jerseyville and Winter Haven, Florida; one brother, Cecil Collenberger of Washington; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. [18 Jan 1973]

Mrs. Clarinda Collins, 81, wife of Job Collins died at the home of her brother David Pierson, in Carrollton. The body was brought home to Jerseyville on the morning train, the funeral took place from the train.

Final rites were held for Lester Edward Collins, 78, a resident of RR 1 Jerseyville for 25 years, were held on January 8 from Hires Funeral Home, Carrollton. Interment was in Oak Wood Cemetery Greenfield. His death occurred January 5 at Jersey Community Hospital. He had farmed in Greenfield and retired in 1961 from Duncan Foundry in Alton. He moved to Jerseyville in 1950. A member of the Bethel Methodist Church, he was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge AF and AM in Carrollton, Grand Royal Arch 186, and Order of Eastern Star. His wife the former Thelma Maze survives, and also a sister Maude Collins of Carrollton. (1975, Burial January 7, 1975)

A funeral Mass for Roberta E. "Bettie" Collins, 61, of rural Jerseyville was celebrated Tuesday morning at St. Francis Xavier Church with Father Patrick Morrow and Father William Hembrow as concelebrants. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. She died unexpectedly at 10:47 p.m. January 14 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton after being stricken ill earlier on her way to Alton with friends. She was born September 10, 1922 in Jersey County, daughter of the late Frederick and Adelia Scaaf Young. Mrs. Collins was a member of St. Francis Church and Altar Society and the Jerseyville Women of the Moose. Her survivors are her husband, David L. Collins Jr. whom she married July 26,1943; four sons, David, John, Mike and Jim all of Jerseyville; two daughters, Pam Heitzig of Jerseyville and Sue Raftis of Macomb; four brothers, Tony Young of Alton, Fred Young of Mascoutah, Carl and Bob of Jerseyville; four sisters, Leona Bell of Jerseyville, Marguerite Lewis of Madison, Hazel Woolsey of Kane and Lucille Wade of Jerseyville. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. (1984)

Pearl Combs, the third son of Wesley and Mary S. Combs, born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio March 14, 1854, died at home of his brother in Old Kane on March 28, 1879 at the age of 25 years. When he was nine years old, his parents moved to Jefferson Co. Ind. near Madison. He had lived there three years when he came to Jerseyville. He started teaching and remained at the school until his health failed in 1878. He worked for part of the year in 1878. He visited his parents in S.W. Missouri, from there to his older brothers home in Johnson Co., Ill and died at Old Kane. Services were held at the Baptist Church.

Final services for Catherine K. Cone, 80, of Kane were held Sunday afternoon, December 15, from Jacoby Funeral Home with the Rev. L. E. Hutchinson officiating. Mrs. Cone was pronounced dead on arrival at 3:40 p.m. on December 13 at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. She was born March 27, 1894 in Dublin, Ireland. Her husband, Jesse M. Cone died in 1956. Her survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mary M. Estes and Mrs. Virginia Goodall of Kane; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her parents, husband, six brothers and a granddaughter preceded her in death. (1974)

Died - at the residence of his father, two miles east of Jerseyville, at 2 o'clock Monday morning last, Robert P. Conn, aged 26 years. [Jersey County Democrat 13 Nov 1869]

Funeral Mass for Cletus Connolly, 76, of Salem was celebrated Tuesday, November 5th at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Salem. He died on November 2 at the Salem Hospital. He was born January 17, 1898 in Jerseyville, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Connolly. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Jacqueline Connolly; one daughter, Mrs. Walter (Ettazine) Boehme; three grandchildren; a brother E. P. Connolly of Des Moines, Iowa, and two sisters, Miss Irene Connolly of Jerseyville and Mrs. Glenn Skaggs of Carrollton. (1974, Buried November 5, 1974)

Former Jersey County resident Edmund P. Connolly, 83, of West Des Moines, Iowa, died December 1 in West Des Moines. He was born June 25, 1902 in St. Louis to the late Peter W. Connolly and Hannah Langdon. The family moved to Jersey County, where he spent his early years. In 1940, he moved to Des Moines and worked as a general agent for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. He held that position until he retired in 1962. He was a past president of the Des Moines General Agents and Managers Club and the Iowa Association of Life Underwriters, National Association of Life Underwriters, Izaak Walton League, Embassy Club, Des Moines and Wakonda Country Club. Survivors include a sister Vera Skaggs of Carrollton; six nephews and a niece. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. Visitation was December 6 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. The funeral Mass was December 7 at St. Francis Xavier Church with the Revs. Hembrow, Morrow, Heinen and O'Reilley as concelebrants. Burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Memorial may be masses, Dowling High School of West Des Moines of the Iowa National wildlife Heritage Foundation, Suite 830, Insurance Exchange Building, Des Moines. (1985)

Funeral Mass was celebrated for Miss Irene Agnes Connolly, 70, of 205 W. Exchange Street, Jerseyville Monday morning at Holy Ghost Church with the Rev. Robert L. Heintz as celebrant. Interment was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Her death occurred at 3:45 p.m. on April 9 at Jerseyville Care Center where she had resided for a few months following an accident. She was born April 22, 1905 in Murrayville, a daughter of Peter and Hannah Langdon Conolly. Miss Connolly was a registered nurse and obstetrical supervisor at Jerseyville Community Hospital from August 1954, until she retired in 1971. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Glenn (Vera) Slaggs of Carrollton and a brother, Edmund Connolly of Des Moines, Iowa; six nephews and a niece. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. The Rosary was recited Sunday evening at Jacoby Funeral Home. Miss Connolly was a member of the Jerseyville Business and Professional Women's Club, Jersey Home Extension, Senior Citizens Club, Jersey Community Hospital Auxiliary, and Holy Ghost Altar Society. (1976)

The funeral of Mrs. Cletus (Jacqueline) Connolly of Salem was held Monday afternoon at he First Baptist Church in Salem. Her death occurred at 7 p.m. on March 27. Her husband Cletus Connolly, died in November 1974. Relatives from this area who attended the services were her sister-in-law, Miss Irene Connolly and Mrs. Ellen Schmieder of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Glenn Skaggs of Carrollton, her husband, Mrs. and Mrs. Paul Connolly, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Connolly, and Mrs. Michael Orban of Godfrey. (1975)

John F. Cook, aged 68 years, died at his home near Wrights Tuesday, September 18, at 7:45 a.m. after an illness of several weeks. [24 Sep 1948]

Former Jerseyville resident Marie Inman Cook, 80, died at 9 a.m. Friday, April 12, 1991, at home. In 1946, she and her three brothers purchased the Inman Department store in Jerseyville from their father. She later bought out her brother's interest in the business and operated it until retiring in 1963. She also operated a children's clothing shop in Jerseyville from 1952-1962. Born in Calhoun County on June 13, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Allen C. and Cuba M. (Coughlin) Inman. She was married to the late U. Garnat Prater. On November 14, 1954, she married Rex M. McCann, he later died on May 19, 1959. She later married George W. Cook on October 4, 1965, he died May 19, 1978. Surviving are two sons, G. Barney Cook of Toledo and Dr. Neal B. Prater of Clinton, S.C.; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Jack G. Inman of Carrollton and James C. Inman of Palm Springs, Calif. A brother, Dale Inman, preceded her in death. Visitation is from 1 p.m. Monday until service time at 2 p.m. at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Simon A/ Simon will officiate. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville, where she was a member, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Wilbur V. Cook of 419 South Pearl Street, Jerseyville, died of pneumonia at eleven Forty-five o'clock New Year's night as plans were being made to move him by ambulance to the hospital. Mr. Cook, a specialist in mechanical work and a service manager at the Wade Implement Company in Jerseyville, has been confined to his home the past five weeks as the result of an injury to his left leg sustained at home. A cast had been applied after examination disclosed that in addition to a twisted injury to the knee there was a fracture to the tibia bone. He was making satisfactory progress when he became ill on Christmas, but his condition did not become critical until shortly before his death. Mr. Cook had been employed by the implement company for ten years, working for A. H. Schlotzhauer before the latter disposed of the business to the present owner, James Wade. The decedant was born in Decatur, November 24, 1908, a son of George Cook of Decatur and Mrs. Irene Cook Ehrisman of Decatur. His age at the time of death was forty-nine years, one month and seven days. Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ada Mattis Cook a fourth grade teacher in the Kane Elementary School, his mother and father, one half sister, Mrs. Helen Wendell of Decatur, and one half-brother, Lyle Cox of White Hall. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home Saturday January 4, at two o'clock. Reverend Carl Moman, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. (January 1, 1958, Buried January 4, 1958)

Funeral rites for Harold E. Cooke, 72, a former Superintendent of Schools in Jersey County, were held in a Chula Vista Church in California with burial in the Valley View Cemetery, Pasadena, California. His death occurred December 22 at Bay General Hospital in Chula Vista. Mr. Cooke was formerly a teacher at Alton High School. [04 Jan 1973]

Funeral services for Bertha Cooper, 91, of Fieldon will be held this afternoon, June 13, at 1:30 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Leonard Todd officiating. Her death occurred at 8:55 p.m. on June 10 at Greenwood Manor. Interment will be in the Gunterman Cemetery. She was born February 6, 1883 in Greene County, a daughter of John and Rose Weeks Cooper. Nieces and nephews are her only survivors. Her parents, one....(rest of article missing.) (1974)

John Cooper, died at home seven miles NW of Fieldon, November 25, 1926. Born in Hanover Germany on August 26, 1854 he came to the USA in 1867. He was one of six children, one sister died in Memphis Tennessee in 1868. He married Rosa Week on August 7,1878, together they had seven children, a daughter, Nettie died early. He leaves a wife, one son, Robert, five daughters; Bertha at home, Mrs. Victor Heiderscheid of Jerseyville, Mrs. Frank Gerson of Fieldon, Mrs. John Rush, Mrs. Bieman of Medford, eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two brothers Alfred of FIeldon and Albert of Kane.

Death of Johnathan Cooper removes from Jersey County one of her pioneer citizens. Born in Henry Co., Kentucky on January 5, 1807. He was 89 yrs old. When twenty-three he came to Illinois riding horseback taking thirteen days for the trip. His first winter was spent as a clerk in the store of his uncle, L. N. English, at Carrollton, later working on a farm. He enlisted in Gov. Carlin's Company for the Black Hawk War, he served one year. He was later in Capt. Patterson's Co. and was in the battles of Wisconsin and Mississippi. In 1832 he entered the land on which he resided until his death- 2 1/2 miles south of Jerseyville. His wealth consisteded of a horse and three dollars in money. Being a pioneer, Iam F. Turner, native of New Hampshire. She died in 1873. Reared two adopted children--Marshall M. Cooper. (Died October 27, 1895)

Capt. Jonathan E. Cooper, one of the pioneer settlers of Jersey County, died at his home two and a half miles southwest of Jerseyville Friday October 25, 1895, aged 88 years. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Dr. Bulkly of Alton preaching to a large assembly, Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. The pall bearers were L. L. Kirby, D. R. Stelle, Robert Newton, Andrew Cope, Lewis Terrell and A. F. Pitt.
Capt. Cooper was born in Henry County, Kentucky, Jan. 5, 1807. His father, Jonathon Cooper, was a native of Maryland and one of the early settlers of the beautiful “blue grass country”, a pioneer with Daniel Boone with whom he gouth the Indians. He was also a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He married his first wife, Eleanor Jones, in Pennsylvania and reared six children. Succeeding the death of his wife, he married Eleanor English in Shelby County, Kentucky, and to them twelve children were born. Jonathan E. Cooper being the eldest sone and second child. In 1835 he removed to Illinois and settled on a farm four miles southwest of Jerseyville where he died in August 1845. Mrs. Cooper survived his death eleven years.
Jonathan E. Cooper had little advantage for school training, the only means within his reach being the public schools of his native state which were of an inferior order, but he had a hungry mind and sought the best books and papers of his day, thus acquiring historical and practical knowledge. He leaves in his library some rare and valuable books and papers. He labored on the farm until he was 23 years of age, and in Nov. 1829, he came from Kentucky to what is now Jersey County, making the trip on horseback in 13 days. A Kentucky horse and three dollars in cash were his sole capital. He spent nearly the first winter clerking in the store of his uncle, L. N. English, of Carrollton. The next year he worked on a farm. On the breaking out of the Black Hawk war, he enlisted in Capt. Carlin’s company, was elected as its orderly sergeant and served one year under Carlin. The next year, 1832, he served in Capt. Patterson’s company and a portion of the year he was quartermaster. He fought in the battles of the Wisconsin and Mississippi, and after peace was declared, received an honorable discharge.
In October, 1832, Capt. Cooper entered the land on which he lived to his death, two and half miles southwest of Jerseyville. During this same year, he was commissioned captain of militia by Gov. Reynolds; hence his official title, Captain, which he bore with honor. After entering his land, he at once began its improvement and built a cabin home. In that early day he had many hardships to endure and difficulties to overcome. But thus are men made strong.
One spring day, May 19, 1836, the captain led to the marriage alter, Miriam F. Turner, nee French, the daughter of Nicholas and Anna French and a native of Rockingham County, New Hampshire. On the first day of the following August, he took his bride to their cabin home which was located on the identical spot where stands the house in which he died, where he lived for 59 years. After 37 years of successful life, his devoted helpmate was taken from him by death. No children blessed their union, but their generous souls led them to adopt two: Marshal M. Cooper, who became a Presbyterian minister and is now located at Troy, Ill.; and Mary, the wife of N. I. Massey, who reside in Colorado. On Dec. 3, 1879, Captain Cooper married Mrs. Sarah C. Johnson, nee Gillham, a native of Madison County, Illinois, who has lived to see the sterling old man fall into the dreamless sleep that knows no disturbance. She has been a true and faithful wife, devoted to the last.
Capt. Cooper was a good citizen. He rendered to Caeser that which beloned to Caeser, and to God that which belonged to God. Politically he was a democrat. He cast his first vote for General Jackson and never forsook the party of his first choice. He never aspired to public office. In 1839, he and his wife united with the Baptist church at Kane, there being no church of that denomination in Jerseyville at that time, and afterwards were among the original members of the Jerseyville Baptist church. Mr. Cooper was elected the first deacon of the church and held the office to the time of his death. He kept his mind well-informed, reading the best books and papers published. He subscribed for one religious paper for 52 years—the Western Recorder, a Baptist paper published at Louisville, Ky. He had a strong personality and his influence and iron will told in all his relations in life. He was noble-hearted and generous, charitable to the poor but making no display of his gifts. He surrendered to but one enemy and that was Death. He fought him as scarcely any other mortal has done but at last he laid down his armor and the struggle ended. In state he was known as Captain Cooper, in the church as Deacon Cooper. [Jersey County Democrat 31 Oct 1895]

Ralph G. Cooper, a private in Capt. Haggard’s company, died on the 3rd inst. He had been sick for some time prior to the departures of the regiment with a…. [Gazette Mar 1862]

Final services for Robert Cooper, 91, of 500 West Exchange Street, Jerseyville were held Tuesday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where visitation hours were held Monday evening. His death occurred at 2:15 a.m. on December 17 at Garnet's Chateau. Rev. William Smith officiated at the rites and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born June 19, 1881 in Greene County the son of John and Rose Weeks Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virgie Miller Cooper; one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Edna) Ridenour of Jerseyville; two sons, Otis L. Cooper of Jerseyville and Robert D. Cooper of Georgetown, California; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and one sister, Miss Bertha Cooper of Fieldon. He was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters. (1972)

Mrs. Cecil M. Cope, 78, formerly of Kane, died on Feb. 9 at Alton Memorial Hospital. She had resided at D'Adrian Convalescent Center, Godfrey, for two years.
Her husband, Asa Truman Cope, died June 4, 1942. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Stella) Collins of Bunker Hill and Mrs. Louis (Phyllis) Williams of Cottage Hills; four sons, Asa F. of Kane, Clarence M. of Staunton, Fred H. of Alton and Stanley W. of Amarillo, Tex.; six sisters; two brothers; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Feb. 11 from the Burke Funeral Home with the Rev. David J. Shreve officiating. Burial was in Jalappa cemetery near Kane. [Telegraph 18 Feb 1976]

The funeral of Clemens Earl Cope, who died December 8 at the age of 69 in Brownwood, Tex., will be held at 1 p.m. December 13 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. December 12. Burial will be in Jalappa Cemetery. Cope, who was born September 19, 1907, married the former Helen Emery in Alton in 1928. She and his sister, Mrs. Della Allen of Kane, survive. (1976)

Effie E. Cope, 90 of 410 Fletcher, Jerseyville died March 20 at Jerseyville Community Hospital. Born February 4, 1893 in Jersey County, daughter of William and Mary Henrihon Bunse. Her husband, Clyde M. Cope, died November 1, 1980, a son, Maurice Cope also preceded her in death. She leaves a sister, Eva Gilleland of Eldred, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services were conducted at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with Father Patrick Morrow serving. (1983)

A funeral Mass for Effie E. Cope, 90, of 410 Fletcher, Jerseyville was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church with Father Patrick Morrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. She died at 3:40 a.m. March 20 at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born February 4, 1893 in Jersey County, a daughter of William and Mary Henrihon Bunse. Her husband, Clyde M. Cope, died November 1, 1980, her son, Maurice Cope, also preceded her in death. She is survived by one sister, Eva Gilleland of Eldred, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Rosary was recited at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home. (1983)

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Cope, eighty-four year old Jerseyville resident, died Sunday afternoon, May 13, at three-twenty o'clock at the Watson Nursing Home where she had resided the past six months. The decedent was a daughter of the late John L., and Mary J. Bently Lofton and was born at Girard, Kansas on December 28, 1866. At the time of death she was aged eighty-four years, four months and fifteen days. Mrs. Cope was the widow of Arch Cope. Surviving the aged woman are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Isringhausen of Kane and Mrs. Beulah Bowers of Jerseyville, one sister Mrs. Mary Crane of Los Angeles, Caifornia, and one brother John T. Lofton of Los Angeles, California. She also leaves thirteen grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, May 16, at two o'clock at Jacoby Brothers' Funeral Home. Rev. Melvin McClain, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. (1951)

The following biographical sketch was read at the funeral by Rev. ?. h. Belt:
Frances ?????? Cope, only child of ??? and Miranda Day, was born in Ver????, Addison County, Vermont, July 10, 1828.
When four years of age she, with her parents, came west and located to Greene County Illinois, and later she moved to Jersey County. During the month of August, 18??, she was united in marriage to John A. Campbell, who died in 18??. Of this union two children were born, Ira A., who died during childhood and John A. Campbell, now residing in Los Angeles, California.
In the month of October, 1848, she was united in marriage to Nathan T. Cope. of this union eleven children were born, four of whom preceded her to the home beyond, three having died in infancy, and one, George Cope, who died in Pasadena, California, May 18, 18?? at the age of ?? years. Of this marriage there are now living two sons and five daughters. Her sons Henry and Charles are residents of Jersey County. Of the daughters, Rhoda, wife of Louis Greene, and Zelda, wife of Hugh Whitlow, are residents of this county, Mannie, wife of Andrew C???, resided in Macoupin County, Illinois, Flora and Leora reside in Pasadena, California, the former the wife of E. C. Webster, and the latter the wife of T. C. Lynch.
Mrs. Cope joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church Feb. 123, 18??, and since that time till the moment of her death she has lived an exemplary Christina life.
Funeral serves were held from the residence Thursday at 2:?0 p. m., and attended by a large assemblage of people. Interment in Grimes Cemetery.

Henry Cope, 78 year-old resident of Jersey Co. died at West Woods of heart disease, sitting in a chair. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Matthew Darr now of Kane.

Henry Cope, 78 year-old resident of Jersey Co., died at home in West Woods of heart disease. Funeral services were held from home. He leaves his widow and one child, Mrs. Matthew Darr, now of Kansas. (1880)

Loney Cope Died On Fishing Trip Last Thursday
Jersey Resident Suffered Fatal Heart Attack In Greene County. Funeral Sunday.
Loney M. Cope of Jerseyville was stricken with a heart attack while on a fishing trip in Bluffdale Township in Greene County, Thursday afternoon, May 22, and died before medical aid could be summoned. His death occurred at four-thirty o’clock and an inquest was conducted by the coroner of Greene County.
Cope had accompanied George Cope and William Garber, Jerseyville businessmen, to a lake site in Greene County. He was sitting on the bank fishing when he was fatally struck.
The deceased was a son of the late William and Laura Medford Cope, and was born in Jersey County August 10, 1873. His age at the time of death was seventy-eight years, nine months and twelve days.
Mr. Cope is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Silk of Godfrey and Mrs. William Briggs of Jerseyville; three sons, Leonard Cope of Jerseyville and Earl and Cloyde Cope of Kalamazoo, Michigan; two brothers, Claude and Clem Cope of Alton; two sisters, Mrs. Hettie Jones and Mrs. Della Henson of Alton, eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Gubser Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, May 25, at two o’clock. The Reverend Melvin McClain officiated and interment was in the Fieldon Cemetery. [29 May 1951]

Nina Mae Cope, 84, died at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 1990, at her residence. Before retiring, she was a schoolteacher in Jersey and Logan Counties. Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Mary Ellen (Mossbarger) Johnson. She married Pearl J. Cope on Feb. 9, 1929, in Greene County, and he died on March 24, 1973. Surviving are a grandson, Michael Cope of Jerseyville; a granddaughter, Rhonda Downey of Jerseyville; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A son, Herbert L. Cope, preceded her in death. Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services are at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Rick Francis officiating. Burial is in Grimes-Neely Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Peace United Church of Christ, Jerseyville, Building Fund.

Miss Rhoda Hannah Corns, 86, died Thursday morning, October 26, at 10:55 o’clock at her home on Maple Avenue. Miss Corns sustained a fracture of the hip in a fall at her home several weeks ago and since that time had been confined to her bed.
Miss Corns was born in Sciotoville, Ohio, on August 31, 1847, the daughter of the late John W. and Elizabeth Scott. For many Years she has been a resident of Jerseyville.
Miss Corn’s death occurred on the 32nd anniversary of the death of her father.
Surviving the deceased are one sister, Miss Josephine Corns, and two brothers, James and William Corns all of this city.
Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon, October 29, at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. W. L. Hanbaum officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

News has been received in Jerseyville of the death of Samuel Milton Corns, who was born and reared in Jersey county, at his home in Staunton, Ill., on December 18. Heart trouble, from which he had suffered for several years, was the cause of his demise, the end coming with a sudden attack of the disease. He was aged 65 years, 3 months and 26 days.
Mr. Corns was united in marriage with Miss Alice Giles of Portsmouth, Ohio, on August 30, 1894. The couple resided in various counties in Illinois for a number of years and moved to Staunton five years ago from Edwardsville, where Mr. Corns was employed as a brass worker. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held from the Huntman Funeral Home on December 20, Rev. J. A. Oesch, pastor of the Staunton Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery at Staunton.
The pallbearers were nephews of Mr. Corns----Oscar Lemon and Harold Meyers of Alton, Harry Breitweiser and Orville Breitweiser of Delhi, Phillip Corns of Greenville and Jess manning of Staunton.
Surviving the deceased are his widow, three sisters, Mrs. J. F. Meyers of Alton, Mrs. Geo. Breitweiser of Springfield and Mrs. P. W. Southernland of Madison, Ill.; one brother, Joseph Corns of Greenville, also a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.
Among those from Jersey county who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Homer Roberts and son, Roy, Mrs. Reba Kanallakan, of Jerseyville, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Breitweiser and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Breitweiser of Delhi.

Jersyville – William Corns, 80, resident of this city, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday and the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edna Frost, in St. Louis, following a heart attach.
The son of the late John Wesley and Elizabeth Scott Corns, he was born Aug. 7, 1861.
For many years he had conducted a business in Jerseyville with a partner, Mott Brown, where all types of blacksmithing and metal work were done and woodwork handled. In recent years, he continued to work at his trade and kept busy in his shop at home until a recent severe heart attach.
His father, John Wesley Corns, was a native of Vanceburg, Ky., and his mother was born in Ohio. His father was a marble cutter by trade and conducted the largest yard in the vicinity of Ironton, O.. Later he went to Portsmouth, O., where he conducted a yard, but made his home at Wheelersburg. In 1880 the family came to Jerseyville, where the father lived in retirement until his death in 1901. The mother died in 1904.
The body was brought from St. Louis Sunday morning and taken to Jacoby Brothers funeral chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:30 from the Jacoby chapel. The Rev. M. C. Foltz, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate and internment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The body may be viewed at the home after 10 a.m. Monday.
Surviving Mr. Corns are his widow and three daughters, Miss Blanche Corns, residing at home, Mrs. Edna Frost of St. Louis, and Mrs. J. Fred Boehm of Alton. A brother, James Corns, also survives. [Alton Evening Telegraph 25 May 1942]

The death of Rhoda Berry Corrington occurred on Sabbath, July 31, 1881 at the house of her son, N. A. Corrington, of Dorchester, Ill.
She had been very feeble since the death of her husband last November. She was in her 79th year. She was born in Cyntherence, Ken. Her maiden name was Larimore. She was married to J. B. Corrington Oct. 9, 1823, and they lived in Millersburg until 1830, when they removed to this state, stopping in Jacksonville for two years, then removing to a farm near Greenfield, Greene Co. Her husband becoming an itinerant at an early day, for many years she had no settled home, changing from place to place, as long as physical strength was sufficient for so arduous a work, yet sacrificing most cheerfully all things earthly for this heavy appointed task. In their superannuation their time was spent most pleasantly at the home of their son, N. A. Corrington. Sister Corrington did the work of an itinerant’s wife for faithfully for many years, endearing herself to a large circle of acquaintances in southern Ill. and leaving behind her the flavor of genuine piety and the conviction that she was an earnest, humble Christian.
She took deep interest in regard to the education of her sons, five of whom attended school at McKendree College, two of them graduating in the classical course—William Hugh and James Fletcher—the latter being a member of the St. Louis conference and pastor of St. Luke’s church, St. Louis.
The writer had known the family since 1836, and always found “Aunt Rhoda” a consistent Christian, a steadfast friend and a good large-souled woman. We found her with ripe experience in her last sickness, calm, cheerful, hopeful, with longings for the better land. Among her last breathings were words betokening her happy frame of mind, such as:
“O, praise the Lord—bless his holy name—None but Jesus
The Lord is very near to me—hallelujah!”
And the last words heard were:
“Jesus can make a dying bed Feel soft as downy pillows are.”
The funeral occurred on Tuesday Aug. 2, from the Dorchester ME church. She had requested the writer some months previous to her heath to preach the funeral sermon, and, with her characteristic modesty and humanity, said, “But do not pronounce a eulogy on me.” This service we performed with mournful pleasure—a service which her husband had performed for us when a dear one lay a corpse in Upper Alton 22 years ago. Revs. B. R. Pierce and M. P. Wilkin, of Brighton, and Rev. Wm. Gill and Like Deliand of Dorchester assisted in the service. The body was deposited in the family lot at Bunker Hill, where a suitable monument had been erected under the superintendence of Dr. Corrington some time previous to his death.
The long lives of active, faithful workers in the church, such as Dr. Corrington and wife, are a rich heritage to the communities where they lived for all time to come. J. W. Caldwell Gillespie, Ill. Aug. 5, 1880 [Jerseyville Republican Examiner 12 Aug 1881]

Rhoda Berry Corrington died July 31, 1881 at the home of her son N.A. Corrington of Dorchester, IL. She was 79 years of age. Born in Cyntherence, Kentucky her maiden name was Larimore. She married J. B. Corrington on October 9, 1823 and lived in Millersburg until 1830 when they came to Illinois to Jacksonville to farm in Greene County. Her husband became an itinerant at an early day and for many years she had no settled home, changing from place to place. She took a deep interest in the education of her sons, five of whom attended McKendree College, two of them graduating in classical courses. Wm. Hugh and James Fletcher. Funeral services were held at Dorchester ME Church and interment was at the family lot at Bunker Hill.

Graveside services were held at Carrollton city cemetery Saturday morning for William J. Corrington who died Thursday in St. Louis.
He was a former resident of this city and was a son of the late Stephen F. and Frances Corrington. His father was Greene County Master-in-Chancery for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife, who is at present a patient in Jewish hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Corrington was the last of nine children of his parents. The others who preceded him in death were Anna, Edward, Mable, Ella, Frank, Stephen, Mrs. Ailse Clemons and Mrs. Rose Albright.

Mrs. Capitola M. Cory, wife of Lester J. Cory of Jerseyville, died 6 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial Hospital in Alton where she had been a patient for the past week. Mrs. Cory was the daughter of the late Milton S. and Minerva Miller Ferguson and was born in Ashland, Illinois, August 1, 1896. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cory is survived by one son, Charles F. Stanley of Wood River, one daughter, Mrs. Mildred E. Hurley of Jerseyville; one sister, Mrs. Irwin Pilger of Beardstown; five brothers, William Ferguson of Kane; George Ferguson of Beardstown; Guy Ferguson of Ashland; Ben Ferguson of Pleasant Plains; and Robert Ferguson of Wood River; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Cory home, 518 Maple Jerseyville, Friday, January 19 at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. m. C. Foltz, pastor of the Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. (1945)

Highway Accident Claims Life of Miss Louise Cory, Teacher
Miss Louise Cory, 55, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, May 12, at Boyd Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered in a head-on collision on Route 100 north of Michael, Calhoun County, sometime after midnight Friday, May 10.
She suffered fractures of the right leg, left knee cap and ribs, and a severe injury to her head just to the right of the forehead.
Earlier in the evening in company with friends, she had attended an O. E. S. meeting in Scottville and was on her way, alone, to spend the weekend at the home of a sister, Mrs. Harold Drummond in Hardin, at the time of the mishap. The other car traveling north was driven by Miss Mary Brangenberg, 17, of Kampsville. With her were her brother, Carl, 15, and Sharon Sevier, 16. All were taken to the office of Dr. J. H. Peisker in Hardin and then to Jersey Community hospital, where they were said to have escaped serious injury. A rain earlier that night had washed mud onto the highway, making driving hazardous. Miss Brangenberg either put her brakes on too hard or lost control of her car and smashed into Miss Cory’s car head on. Flares had been placed on the road for some distance.
Miss Cory was the daughter of the late Wm. And Toinette Witt Cory and was born August 27, 1902, on the farm north of Kane. Following the death of her father, the family lived in Kane for a time. About six years ago, Miss Cory came to this city, where she had built a new home just south of town.
She graduated from Carrollton high school in 1921 and attended Illinois State Normal University. She taught in the rural schools of Greene and Jersey counties, and in the Carrollton grades. For some years past she had been teaching in the grade school at Kane. She had taught every year since her graduation from high school.
She was a member of the Methodist Church at Kane and was an officer in Elizabeth Chapter O. E. S. there.
Surviving besides her sister, Mrs. Drummond, are two brothers, George and Perry. The body was moved from the Simpson Funeral Home to the late residence.
Services were conducted by Rev. C. L. Peterson of Kane and Rev. Robert Pitsch of Carrollton at the Methodist Church in Kane at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. Mrs. Kenneth Darr and Mrs. Donald Crane sang “No Night There” and “The Old Rugged Cross,” with Mrs. Curtis Pregler as the accompanist. Services were also conducted at the church by Elizabeth Chapter O. E. S.
Interment was in Jalappa cemetery. The flowers were carried by Mrs. William Rowden, Mrs. Anna Darr, Mrs. Bessie Frech, Mrs. Claude Todd, Mrs. Garsel Reynolds and Mrs. Fred Mowrey. The pall bearers were C. W. Hayes Jr., David Hayes, Franklin March, Richard Trump, George W. Witt and Lewis Varbel. [about 15 May 1957]

Funeral Mass for Mrs. Opal Pauline Cory, 53, of R. 4., Jerseyville will be celebrated at 10 a.m. April 27 at St. Mary's Church, Westwoods with Father WIlliam Hembrow celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Her death occurred at 3:25 p.m. April 24 at Springfield Memorial Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born September 2, 1925 in Fieldon, a daughter of Frederick A. and Stella Isringhausen Kanallakan. Her survivors are her husband Junior Cory; two sons, Terry of Grafton and Steve of Jerseyville; her mother, Stella Kanallakan of Jerseyville; four brothers, Delbert and Eldon Kanallakan of Jerseyville, Darrell of Grafton and Tony of Fieldon; two sisters, Norine Helton of Eldred and Pat Snider of Jerseyville. Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. The Cancer and Kidney Funds have been designated as memorials. (1979)

Miss Rose Cory, 75, died Sunday evening, April 25, at the home of her sister Mrs. George Carstens, in Wood River. She had been in ill health for several months. Miss Cory was born in Kane October 2, 1866. She had resided with her sister for the past ten years. Surviving her in addition to Mrs. Carstens, is another sister, Mrs. Lillian Tompkins of Chicago, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Carstens home in Wood River. Rev. O. C. Smith, pastor of the Methodist Church, conducted the rites and the body was brought to Kane for interment in the Kane Cemetery. (1941)

Mrs. Costello, an old lady living east of Bertman’s warehouse died Thursday of last week, and was buried from the Catholic Church Saturday. [Republican Examiner 29 Apr 1881]

Jerseyville relatives received word Sunday of the death of Mrs. Opal Hughes Coughlin, a former resident of this city which occurred at three o'clock that afternoon at a hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana, where she had been taken for treatment of injuries sustained in a fall down a flight of stairs at her home on Saturday. The family resides in Rockville, Indiana. The body was brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville Wednesday noon where friends called until the hour of the funeral. Services were held at the Funeral Home at eleven o' clock Thursday morning, May 3, and interment was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Mrs. Coughlin was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes of Jerseyville and was born in Greene County. Her age at the time of death was forty-two years. She is survived by her husband, John Coughlin; two sons, Robert and Jackie; one daughter, Georgia Carol, all of Rockville; two brothers, Henry Hughes of Jerseyville and Nelson Hughes of Godfrey, and four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Parish of Jacksonville, Mrs. Ross Cummings, Margaret Hughes and Mrs. James Dolan of Jerseyville. (Died April 28, 1951)

William H. Coulthard died at the home of his son, Harlan, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The body was brought back to Jerseyville and the funeral held from his late residence on West Exchange St. with Rev. Joseph Jenkins officiating. He was native of Ohio, born in 1842. He was the son of John and Susan Hardesty Coulthard. His mother died when he was two and his father remarried and moved from Ohio to Kentucky. In the latter state he lived until the close of the civil war in 1865. During the war he served for 14 months with the 14th Cavalry and was several times taken prisoner by guerilla bands. In 1865 he returned to Ohio where he lived for four years following the life of a farmer. In 1869 he moved to Greene Co., Illinois where he lived until 1874 when he moved to Jerseyville and took charge of an elevator. From that time until his retirement a few years ago from active business in Jerseyville and for a time operated a plant at McClusky. In 1864 he married Elizabeth M. Terry, a native of Kentucky. Three children survive him; Ida L., Eva A., Harlan P and two grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Wylder of Jersey and Wm. Coulthard of Oklahoma CIty. (1921)

Luther D. Counts, 73, of Fieldon, died May 4 at St. Luke's Hospital West in St. Louis County. He was born August 10, 1912 in Geonia Mo. to the late Cleve and Lula Barton Counts. He was a welder for 24 years at Duncan Foundery, retiring in 1975. He married Lorene Dilks on April 19, 1937, in Steelville, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Lorene of Fieldon; sons Bob and Charles, both of California, Larry, BIll and Fred, all of Jerseyville; and Gary of Fort Madison, Iowa; daughters Joyce Martin of Mulberry Grove, Wanda Counts of Alton, Linda Counts of Fieldon and Mary Warner of Carrollton; twenty-three grandchildren; and seventee great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter. Visitation was May 6 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville; the funeral was May 7 there with the Rev. jean Erb officiating. Burial was in the Fieldon Cemetery. (1986)

Stanley Edward Cox, 32, 1117 W. Grand, Chicago formerly of this area, was shot to death Sunday evening, October 24 while he and a friend were standing outside a Chicago bar. He was pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic Hospital. According to a police report the two men were smoking when a man approached them and fired a handgun at them from about five feet away. The other man was reported in fair condition. Cox was born January 15, 1950 in Carrollton, the son of Harold Edward and Eileen Weller Cox. He had worked for American Telephone and Telegraph for 10 years. In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother, Michael of Alton; paternal grandparents, John and Myrtle Cox of Jerseyville, maternal grandmother Eva Retherford and step-grandfather Jim Retherford of Jerseyville. Services were conducted October 28 at Gubser Funeral Home by the Rev. Todd Taylor. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The First Southern Baptist Church of Alton has been designated as a memorial. A coroner's investigation is pending. (1982)

The funeral of Mrs. Lorraine A. Craig of R. 1 Jerseyville will be conducted at 2 p.m. on December 20 at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Evans of Bethalto officiating. Her death occurred at 3:45 a.m. on December 18 at Alton memorial Hospital. She was born April 11, 1910 in Ellsberry, Mo., a daughter of William and Della Adcox Trent. Mrs. Craig was a member of the Fidelity Home Extension Unit and the Paradise Baptist Church. Her survivors include her husband, Henry R. Craig; one son, Roger P. Craig of Bethalto; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth L. Flanery of Webster Grove, Mo., Mrs. Walter Sullivan of Carrollton, Mrs. Hubert Conrad of Taylorville, and Mrs. Ronald G. Woodson of Carlinville. Her mother, Mrs. Della Trent of Garden Grove, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Lee Trent of Oceanside, Calif., Rose M. Trent and Mrs. Grace Gloor of Orange, Calif., Mrs. Donna Wilkinson of Texarkana, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, one grandson and a great-grandson. The Paradise Baptist Church maintenance fund has been named as a memorial.

Funeral services were held January 14 at the Bethel Baptist Church for Stella Muriel Crane, 76, of 417 E. Spruce St., Jerseyville whose death occurred January 12 at Garnet's Chateau. Rev. Earl Clagg officiated at the rites. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She was born April 2, 1897 in Green County a daughter of John and Sarah Mains Grizzle. Mrs. Crane was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth and Donald Crane of Kane; two daughters, Miss Florence Crane of Jerseyville and Mrs. Robert (Oleta) Hillig of Lancaster, Calif., six grandchildren; one brother, Freeman...(rest of article missing). (1974)

Mrs. Dorothy Greene Cravens, wife of Lawrence A. Cravens, a member of the faculty of the Jersey Community High School, died Friday afternoon, September 30, at 3:15 o'clock at the Jersey Community Hospital where she had been a patient for twelve days. Mrs. Cravens had been in ill health the past few months. The family home is at 908 West Spruce Street, this city. Visitation hours were held at the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, October 3, at 1:30 o'clock at the First Baptist Church with the pastor Rev. Carlton Christenson, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery at Greenfield. Mrs. Cravens was a daughter of the late George and Jesse McClure Greene and was born at Rockbridge on March 13, 1907. She was aged fifty-nine years, six months, and seventeen days. Surviving her in addition to her husband, are one son, Dr. James G. Cravens, and one grandson, John Cravens, of Lawton, Oklahoma, two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Bauer of Greenfield and Mrs. Helen Whitesides of Eldred, and two brothers, Louis Greene of Greenfield and Kent Greene of Owosso, Michigan. (1966)

Lawrence Cravens of Mt. Sterling, a former member of the Community Unit 100 faculty, died on April 17 from a heart attack. He was born in the Greenfield area on February 25, 1903. Cravens was employed as an Industrial Arts teacher in Unit 100 in 1954 and had been with the Guidance Department at Jersey Community High School for four or five years prior to his retirement in June 1970. He is survived by his widow the former Margaret Drew who also was a former member of the high school faculty, teaching in the English department; and a son, Danny. One son, Jim Cravens, preceded him in death. The funeral was conducted Saturday at St. Mary's Church in Mt. Sterling with interment in St. Sterling.

Funeral services for Isaac David Crawford, 83, of Kane were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Brown of Kane officiating. His death occurred Friday afternoon at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. Interment was in Kane Cemetery. Mr. Crawford was born in July 3, 1886 in Jersey County, the son of Isaac D. and Jane Bently Crawford. He was a retired Kane Township road commissioner. He is survived by one son Dual A. Crawford of Kane,four grandsons, three great grandsons and four great granddaughters. His wife, Florence Davenport Crawford, and one daughter, Mrs. Carmen Nestell, preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held at the funeral home. (1969)

Services for Burl Walter Crawford, 71, a lifelong Kane resident, were conducted Jan. 8 at the Kane Baptist Church by the Reverend Peter Ely. Burial was in the Kane Cemetery. He died unexpectedly at 7:05 p.m. January 5 at Jersey Community Hospital. Born October 28, 1911 in Kane Township, he was a son of Francis M. and Myrtle Allen Crawford. Crawford retired in 1976 from Laclede Steel where he was a locomotive operator. His survivors are his wife, Violet; six daughters, Joan Foster, Janet Kallal, Jane Snyder and June Heberling of Kane, Jean Bruant of Ferguson, Mo. and Joy Bray of Jerseyville; one brother, Paul Crawford of Minnesota, and a sister, Ruby Smith of Eoila, Mo; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The Kane Baptist Church and Jersey Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit have been designated as memorials. (1983)

A memorial service for Lawrence Orville Crawford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Crawford of Old Kane, who has been reported by the government as missing since the sinking of the Pecos during the battle of Java, will be held at the Baptist church in Kane on Sunday afternoon, May 3, at two o'clock. Reverend Raymond Liles of Otterville will deliver the memorial address. (19??)

Services for Leo Edward Crawford, 74, of Brussels were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. He died March 16 at his residence. He was born April 21, 1905 in Brighton, a son of the late William and Lula Scoggins Crawford and was retired from Columbiana Seed Co. in Eldred. His wife, the former Viola Shelly, preceded him in death. His survivors are two daughters, Joan Edwards and Jean Smith, both of Godfrey; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Joe Crawford of Jerseyville; Lester of Alton and Raymond of Wood river; three sisters Mildred Carr, Mamie Crawford and Jewell Crawford of Wood River. Two brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death. (1980)

Lewis Holcomb Cray died at his home in Jerseyville, November 29 at the age of 57 years. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist Church, Rev. C. J. Harms of Alton officiating. Born in Jersey Co. August 8, 1871, he was the son of Tissier and Margaret Davis Cray, prominent residents of Jersey Co. Upon reaching the age of 14 he entered the clothing business and was one of the pioneers in the commercial life of Jerseyville. On January 6, 1896 he married Frances E. Henkel of Kane, Ill. The had one son Chas. L. Cray born October 11, 1898. He was proud of Jerseyville, proud of citizens and friends that he had made in Jerseyville, always pointing out the good things of the city, the citizens and his friends. He was a dutiful, affectionate and understanding father and husband, ever proud of his family and always seeking a way or means to make things better for them. He was not a member of any fraternal order but practiced that cardinal principle of "Brotherly Love." During his early youth Lewis Cray was known beyond the confines of his own county for his great physical strength and ability as a boxer and wrestler. His ability as a boxer at one time took him into the training camp of James Corbett, the holder of the world's heavyweight crown in that department of the world of athletics. He also served in the capacity of a trainer for George Baptiste, famed wrestler of St. Louis. At one time he conducted a gym in the city of Jerseyville. He was a pioneer in the field of athletics, a field that today is recognized as an essential element in training of both men and women. His funeral one of largest ever held at the Methodist church. The esteem in which he was held as a citizen was attested by the multitude of friends of all walks of life who mingled their tears with his loved ones as they followed his bier to its last resting place. (1928)

Louis E. Crist, 59, of R. R. 4, County Road Jerseyville, died at 4:30 p.m. April 25 at Barnes Hospital is St. Louis. Crist was born September 28, 1917 in Rockbridge, the son of the late Clyde and Mabel Moran Crist. He was a maintenance worker for General Telephone, member of the Bethany Baptist Church and the Moose Lodge. Surviving is his wife Vera Mourning Crist who he married November 26, 1968; one stepdaughter, Karen Harlan of E. ALton; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Marie) Kelly of Jerseyville and Mrs. Harold (Bertha) Nixon of Chesterfield; two step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. April 28 (today) at Gubser Funeral Home, the Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Burial will follow at the Witt Cemetery at Rockbridge. The Kidney Foundation has been designated as a memorial. (1977)

Vera M. Crist, 65, of Jerseyville, died January 4. Services were held at Gubser Home with Rev. V. Clay Noah officiating. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery. She was born December 18, 1919 in Otterville, daughter of Hattie Mackelden Mourning of Jerseyville and the late Charles Mourning. She married Louis Crist in Carlinville, he died April 25, 1977. She leaves a mother, daughter Karen A. Harlan of East Alton and grandchildren, Jay R. and Kim A. Harlan, two sisters; Juanita Stone of Hudson, Fla., and Ada Myers of Jerseyville, two brothers; Hubert E. Mourning of Kane and C. Delbert Mourning of Jerseyville. (1985)

Rockbridge - William Crist 82 formerly of Rockbridge died in St. Louis [Carrollton Patriot 31 Jan 1941]

A. W. Christy, son of John C. and Elizabeth Dennison was born in Morgan Co. (now Scott Co.) July 29, 1829. In 1864 he moved to Jersey Co. from Kane. He was married August 24, 1862 to Hannah Armstrong daughter of Sam and Mary Ann Armstrong, together they had seven children. (1912)

Services were held at two-thirty o'clock Sunday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home for Albert Edward Crone of Route One, Jerseyville, whose death occurred at seven thirty-five o'clock Friday evening at the Waters Nursing Home where he had resided the past none years. Reverend Jack Brown of Kane officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Crone was born in Greene County, September 25, 1875, a son of the late David and Elizabeth Rae Crone. His age at the time of death was ninety-one years, five months and twenty-nine days. In addition to many years as a farmer, Mr. Crone served on the governing board of Jersey County as supervisor from Jersey Township. His health had been impaired for a number of years. Surviving Mr. Crone are one son, Edward E., who resides on the family farm north of Jerseyville; three grandsons, Edward B., David M., and Kevin Earl Crone; two sisters, Mrs. M. M. (Charlotte) Post and Mrs. George (Ethel) Belt of Jerseyville; and one brother, Ernest, also of Jerseyville. His parents, two brothers, James and William Robert, and four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Connors, Mrs. Mary Halliday, Mrs. Anna Hefner, and Gladys Fern Crone, preceded him in death. (March 1967)

David Crone died May 8. Funeral services were held from home with Rev. Carson officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The youngest son of Wm. and Rose Crone, born in Antrum Co., Antrum, Ireland on January 1, 1847, he was 79 years old. At an early age he came to America and settled near Kane, Ill., on a farm. On July 4, 1869 he was married to Elizabeth Rea by Rev. Bulkley. They had four sons; James N., Albert, Edward, Ernest D. and WIlliam Robert, six daughters; Margaret J. Corners, Mary E. Halliday of Shipman, Anna F. Hefner (Sherman), Charlotte E. Post of Kane (M.M.) - Ethel A. at home and Gladys Fern - Robert died in 1893 and Gladys in 1897. In 1900 he moved to Jerseyville, he was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and Supervisor of Sunday School. He is the last of a family of seven children, three boys and four girls. (1926)

The funeral of Mrs. Goldie Mae Crone, 65, of 605 West Pine, Jerseyville was held at 1:30 p.m. on July 5 at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Srebero officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She died at 1:50 a.m. on July 2 at Jersey Community Hospital. Mrs. Crone had worked in the kitchen at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born February 8, 1912 in Greene County, a daughter of Oscar F. and Cora Bartow Lister. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Crone of Jerseyville; four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Hudson, Mrs. Tom (Ruby) Young and Mrs. William (Leola) Lawder of Roodhouse and Mrs. Gerald (Irene) Guthrie of Wrights; one brother, Carl Lister of Phoenix, Ariz. Her parents and a brother preceded her in death. (1977)

Funeral services for Victor Newell Crone, 64, of Patterson, California, formerly of Jerseyville, will be held tomorrow afternoon (Friday) at 1:30 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Crone and another man were killed October 16 in an auto accident neat Sonia, California when their trucks apparently ran off a mountainside. The men were on a fishing trip. A retired master sergeant, United States Army, Mr. Crone was born November 22, 1906 at Kane, the son of James N. and Jessie Ashford Crone. Mr. Crone, son Robert, and daughter, Barbara, have been residing in Patterson, California. He is also survived by three brothers, Virgil E., Lawrence G. and James T., all of Jerseyville. His parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. this evening (Thursday). Military services will be conducted. (1971)

Visitation for Virgil E. Crone, 66, of 605 W. Pine Jerseyville will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral home where Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. He died at 11:45 a.m. May 5 at Jefferson Barracks Hospital, St. Louis. A World War II veteran, he was a security guard at Alton State Hospital. Crone was a member of the Jerseyville Eagles Lodge, Masonic Lodge 394 and American Legion. He was born in Kane December 26, 1912, a son of the late James N. and Jessie Ashford Crone. His wife, Goldie Mae Lister Crone, died July 2, 1977. He is survived by one brother, Lawrence Crone of Jerseyville, nieces and nephews. His wife, parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. May 9 at Jacoby Bros. Funeral home with the Rev. Joe Srebro officiating. Graveside rites will be conducted at Oak Grove Cemetery by the American legion. The Masonic Endowment Fund of the First Baptist Church have been designated as memorials. (1979)

Antoninette Van Horne born December 25, 1823 at Blenheim, Schoharie Co, NY. The only daughter of Col. Elijah and Polly Wyckoff Van Horne, who attained womanhood. Col. Van Horne with his family, consisting of Mrs. Van Horne, four sons, James, Edwin, Charles and Augustus with his daughter started west about the 1st day of October 1833 coming by wagon road to Rotterdam, NY, thence by canal to Buffalo, there taking a steamer on lake Erie for Cleveland, Ohio; thence again by canal to Portsmouth, Ohio and by steamer down to the mouth of the Ohio River, thence up the Mississippi to Alton. They came from there by ox team to the Scarritt place north of Godfrey where they spent the first night in Ill. From thence they came to the Wilkins place, one mile south of Delhi, where they arrived October 29 occupying about a month in the journey. The family stopped at this point until a comfortable log house was built at the Wyckoff place, two miles north of Delhi, where the family lived until early in the year 1836, when the house mentioned was removed one mile west where later Col. Van Horne built the brick house now owned by Geo. H. Van Horne, and at which place Col. and Mrs. Van Horne resided the rest of their lives. Antoinette attended the school of Miss Willard at Carrollton and neighboring schools in the county. She married Hugh N. Cross on December 23, 1842. He was an extensive land owner in banking business until his death in November 1883. They had five children; Andrew Wilson, Mary N., Helen, Edward, and Leslie Cross. Helen died in infancy. Mary married Major Walter E. Carlin and died March 1880. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She died at her home in this city at the age of 81 years. She leaves one brother, Dr. Augustus K., three sons; Andrew W., Edward, and Leslie. Three granddaughters; Eugenia Carlin Vandenburg, Alma Carlin Hamilton and Ida Cross Davis; one grandson, Hugh Ware Cross, four great granddaughters, Mary Josephine and Alma Vandenburg, Eugenia and Pauline Cross Hamilton. She was a model woman dear to everyone. (April 1905)

Helen M. Cross died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 1989, in Sarasota, Fla. Mrs. Cross retired as a music instructor from Jersey Community Unit School District 100. She was born in Galesburg, daughter of the late Terrence and Isabelle (Stephens) McGovern. Her husband, former Illinois Lt. Gov. Hugh Cross, died in 1972. Surviving are a son, Hugh E. Cross of Carrollton; a daughter, Barbara Johnson of Columbus, ohio; and four grandchildren. Visitation is 1 p.m. Friday until time of services at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. The Rev. SImon A. Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the church, where Mrs. Cross had been a member.

Hugh Ware Cross, a member of one of Illinois' pioneer families and a former lieutenant governor of the State of Illinois, died at nine-forty o'clock Sunday morning at the Jersey Community Hospital following a short illness. Reverend M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville, officiated at funeral services held at two-thirty o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Cross, son of the late Edward and Lulu Ware Cross and grandson of the late Hugh Nesbitt Cross and George W. Ware, was born in Jerseyville, on August 24, 1896. His ancestors were among the first group of settlers in Jersey County, coming here from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. He was educated in the Jerseyville public schools, and later attended the University of Illinois, where he was graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1921. He entered the legal profession and was engaged in the practice of law in Jerseyville for a number of years and at the same time operated a farm that had been in the Cross family for more than a century. His political career, in the Republican ranks, started in 1932 when he was elected a Representative to the Illinois General Assembly and served four successive terms. He became speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1939. In 1940 he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Illinois and served in that office for eight years. Later he was appointed by President Harry Truman to serve on the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, D. C. He served for six years under Presidents Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. The last year he was chairman for the Commission. Mr. Cross was chairman of the Illinois War Council during World War II, a member of the Presbyterian Church, American Legion, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 32nd Degree Mason, Ainad Temple of East St. Louis, Ancient Scottish Rite of Chicago, Grand Lodge of A.F and A. M., Jesters, Knight Templars, Phi Delta Phi law fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity, Burning Tree Golf Club, Washington, D. C., and Bird Key Yacht Club of Sarasota, Florida. For the past several years, Mr. Cross and his wife, the former Helen McGovern Cross, have divided their time between their home in Jerseyville and in Sarasota, Florida. Surviving Mr. Cross in addition to his wife are a son, Hugh Edward Cross of Carrollton; one daughter, Mrs. C. Lee (Barbara) Johnson of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and four grandchildren, Hugh Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Cross, and Craig and Eric Cross Johnson. (October 1972, Oak Grove Cemetery)

Leslie Cross died at Independence Mo. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church and officiated by Rev. W. S. Neely. He was born May 22, 1857 on the Cross homestead 2 ½ miles north of Jerseyville which he later owned. He married Anna Hobson at Kane, Ill. on December 30, 1884. She died November 25, 1907. He then married Miss Mamie Hobson Rieckes on October 4, 1910 at Kansas City. He leaves a wife, one brother, Edward of Jerseyville, three nieces, Mrs. Eugenia Vandenburg of Peoria, Ill., Mrs. Alma Hamilton of Jerseyville and Mrs. Ida Cross Davis of Los Angeles and one nephew, Hugh Cross, of Jerseyville. The son of the pioneer, Hugh Cross he was a man of honesty and integrity who merited the highest esteem of all who made his aquaintance. (September 1914)

Arnold B. Crotchett, 78, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 1987 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County. A farmer, he was born in Illinois, son of the late Perry and Sophia (Scoggins) Crotchett. He married the former Mabel Evelyn Tucker on June 30,1927, in Jacksonville. She resides in Kane. Also surviving are two daughters; Doris Darr of Kane and Sandra Goshorn of Jerseyville, three sons; Raymond Crotchett of Clearwater, Fla., Robert Crotchett of Jerseyville and Arnie Crotchett Jr. of Alton, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three sisters; Annas Hyde of Kane, Dimple Charlton of Jerseyville and Hazel Krause of Shipman and three brothers; James Crotchett of Fieldon and Lawrence Crotchett of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Mark Eter officiating. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or a charity of one's choice.

Services for Melvin P. Crotchett, 57, of R. R. 2, Jerseyville were held on December 1 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Cooper officiating. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. His death occurred at 10:55 a.m. on November 29 at Jersey Community Hospital. A farm laborer and World War II veteran, he was born on June 5, 1919 in Greene County, a son of Perry and Sophia Scoggins Crotchett. His survivors are two sons, Milton T. Crotchett of Delhi and Austin Eugene Crotchett of Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs. Joan Jenal Crotchett of Paducah, KY.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers, Arnold Crotchett of Jerseyville, Thomas of Fieldon, and James and Lawrence Crotchett of Kane; three sisters; Mrs. Fred (Hazel) Krause of Shipman, Mrs. Allen (Dimple) Charlton of Jerseyville and Mrs. Henry (Anice) Hyde of Kane. The American Legion of Veteran of Foreign Wars conducted services. (1976)

Perry Lee Crotchett, a farmer of the Kane vicinity, died Monday evening, May 21 at 6:35 at his home near Kane. He had been ill for some time. Mr. Crotchett was the son of the late Amos and Johanna Giberson Crotchett and was born in Greene County on December 5, 1873. Mr. Crotchett was engaged in farming for fifty-five years. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Sophia Scoggins Crotchett of Kane, six sons, Ross, James, Arnold and Lawrence Crotchett of Kane, Thomas Crotchett of Carrollton and Melvin Crotchett of the U.S. Army stationed in Germany and three daughters, Mrs. Annas Hyde of Carrollton, Miss Ethel Crotchett of Jerseyville and Mrs. Hazel Krause of Shipman. He also leaves twenty-six grandchildren; one brother Jake Crotchett of Eldred and one half-brother, George Hargett of Springfield. One grandson Louis Crotchett is serving in the U.S. Navy. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Kane. Rev. Mason Smith officiated at the rites and interment was in the Kane cemetery. (1945)

Final services for Richard Dale Crotchett, 35, of Jerseyville were held Tuesday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Interment was in Kane Cemetery. His death occurred March 10 at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Mr. Crotchett suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at his home March 1 while eating supper and was moved to Alton Memorial hospital, and later to St. Luke's Hospital. He was born October 26, 1937 in Greene County the son of Arnold and Mabel Tucker Crotchett. Mr. Crotchett was a welding fabricator at Federal Steel. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Patricia Ballard Crotchett; one son, Michael, 7, and daughter, Amy, 4; his father, Arnold Crotchett of Jerseyville; mother Mabel Crotchett of Kane; three brothers, Raymond Eugene of White Hall, Arnold, Jr., and Robert of Jerseyville; and two sisters, Mrs. Doris Darr of Kane and Mrs. Sandra Goshorn of Jerseyville. One (rest of article missing). (1973)

The funeral of Ellen J. Crow, 88 of Jerseyville was held Monday afternoon at Gubser funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Scmidgall officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She died at 11:20 a.m. May 16 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home where she had resided five years. She was born in Woodville Township, Green County March 7, 1892 a daughter of Thomas and Matilda Hohnisee Holmes. Her husband, Henry Crow, died July 15, 1973. Her survivors are three daughters; Ada Mattis and Mavis Brooks of Jerseyville, Vivian True of Edwardsville; one son, Harold Crow of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, one son, two brothers, three sisters, a half brother and a grandson. The Bethany Baptist Church has been designated as a memorial. (1980)

Funeral services were held at the Gubser Funeral Home at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Henry W. Crow of Jerseyville, with Rev. L. E. Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Funeral Home after four o'clock Tuesday afternoon. For the past three years, Mr. Crow had resided at the Tower View Nursing Home in Carrollton. His death occurred Sunday at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton where he had been a patient the past two weeks. Mr. Crow was born January 2 1886, a son of the late Jack and Anna Parker Crow. For forty-three years he was employed by (rest of article missing.) (July 1973)

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Crull, 25, wife of Warren L. Crull of Rosedale, died Wednesday evening, September 2, at six-fifty-five o'clock at her home in Rosedale Township following a several days illness. Mrs. Crull was the daughter of Jesse and Hazel Daniels Margeson of Kane and was born in Greene County on February 27, 1928. Her age at the time of death was twenty-five years, six months and five days. Surviving they young mother in addition to her husband are three sons, Marvin Leon, Allen Leonard and Ezra Bruce Crull of Rosedale; her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Jesse Margeson of Kane; two brothers, Marvin Margeson of Kane and Darrell Margeson of the U. S. Army, San Francisco, Calif.; and four sister, Mrs. Leo Abbott, Misses Margaret Hazel, Jo Ann and Joan Margeson of Kane. Funeral services will be held at the Rosedale Methodist Church Saturday afternoon, September 5, at two o'clock. Interment will be in the Rosedale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Crull home in Rosedale after seven p.m. Thursday, September 3. (1953)

Miss Margaret Irene Crull, a resident of Otterville, died at seven fifty-five o'clock Saturday evening. November 4, in Carrollton where she had resided the past six months. The body was brought to the Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where friends called. Reverend Raymond Lyles of St. Louis officiated at the funeral services which were held at the Funeral Home at two o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the Otterville Cemetery. Miss Crull, a daughter of the late Bird and Mary Flautt Crull, was born in St. Louis, February 18, 1915, and her age at the time of death was forty-six years, eight months and ten days. Surviving the decedent are two aunts, Miss Hazel Flautt and Mrs. Martin Tuetken of Jerseyville; two uncles, James Flautt of Oak Park, and John Flautt of Jerseyville; five half-sisters, Mrs. Wlliam Daubman, Mrs. Emmett Spatz, Mrs. Alvin Hermann and Mrs. Wayne Seymore of Alton and Mrs. Charles Stanley of Jerseyville, and one half-brother, Roy Crull, of Alton. (1961)

Warren Crull. Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Patterson of Grafton officiated and burial was in the Rosedale Cemetery. He died unexpectedly at 10:59 p.m. March 18 at Jersey Community Hospital from an apparent heart attack. Crull was a retired crane operator at Laclede Steel. He was born March 16, 1927 in Rosedale, a son of Ezra and Leola Myers Crull. His first wife, Dorothy Margeson, died September 2, 1953. He married the former Patsy Brown March 27, 1954 in Edwardsville. He was a World War II veteran. His survivors include his wife; five sons, Marvin of Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Alan of Jacksonville, Bruce of Scott Air Force Base, Randall of Jerseyville and David of Piasa; three daughters, Cathy West of Piasa, Joann West of Carrollton, Rita Baumgartner of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Robert of Fieldon and Paul of Rosedale; three sisters, Mildred Balster of Springfield, Dorothy Hunter of East St. Louis and Alma Pummel of Alton. (1981)

Twenty Year Ago - Dorothy Bay Crum, aged 4 years, died on Wednesday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crum, who live a few miles southwest of Rockbridge, from swallowing a grain of corn which entered her windpipe and lodged in her lungs causing pneumonia. [19 Nov 1948]

Mrs. Jennie Cryer died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Powell in St. Louis. Her remains were brought to Jerseyville. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church., Rev. J. G. Dee officiating. Burial is at Kane Cemetery. She was a former resident of Jerseyville. (August 1906)

Wm. Cumbrick, a well-to-do farmer living near Carrollton, committed suicide on Sunday last by taking paris green. No reasons can be assigned for the act. [Jerseyville Republican 1868]

Clara M. Cummings, 97, fomerly of Greene County, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, January 3, 1988, at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. Born in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary E. Price Walter. She married Ornan Cummings on October 25, 1911. He died in 1965. Surviving are six daughters, Jessie Sponsler of Tuscolla, Ill., Geraldine Krauschaar of Eldred, Wilma Thorton of Greenfield, Viola McCormick of Mulberry Grove, Mabel Rutherford of Rock Falls, Ill., and Imogene Cook of Propletown, Ill., two sons; Howard Cummings of Delhi and Ornan Cummings of Rock Falls; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and a brother Charles Walter of Eldred. She was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers, two sons, a daughter, a grandchild, a great grandchild, and a great-great grandchild. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Daniel Meade. Burial will be in Borlin Cemetery near Carrollton. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral rites for Mrs. Cora E. Cummings, 91, of Dow were held Monday afternoon, December 31, from Gubser Funeral Home with interment in the Newbern Cemetery. Stanley Strissel, Salvation Army captain from St. Louis, officiated. Her death occurred at 5:30 p.m. on December 27 at Garnet's Nursing Home. She was born March 18, 1882 in Carrollton the daughter of Charles and Sophia Briney Drumh. Survivors are four sons, Alfred Cummings of Godfrey, Charles, Chester, and George of Dow; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Gibson of St. Louis and Mrs. Isabelle Stage of Nachez, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Ida [remainder of article unavailable] (1974)

The funeral of Mrs. Harriet George Ann Cummings, 58, of R. 2 Godfrey will be held at 2 p.m. May 31 at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with burial in the Newbern Cemetery. She died at 5:20 a.m. May 29 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born May 22, 1919, in Greene County, the daughter of Carrol P. and Bertha Ann Cone Ladd. Her survivors are her husband, Theodore Alfred Cummings of R. 3, Edwardsville; two brothers, Charles Ladd of Stockton, Calif. and Arnold Ladd of Cottage Hill; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Long of Monticello, two grandchildren. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. (1978)

Funeral rites were held at the Gubser Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, April 25, at two o'clock for Henry Cummings whose death occurred Friday morning, April 21, at his home in Jerseyville. Reverend Louis Kappler conducted the services and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Cummings was the son of the late William and Sarah Cummings. He was seventy-eight years old. Surviving him is one son, Leo of Seattle, Wash., three brothers, John of Jerseyville, Jake of Alton and William of Waterloo, Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Linker of Carrollton. (1950)

John Thomas Cummings of Jerseyville died at his home at 717 Hickory Street at three-fifty o'clock Thursday morning, November 11. Although he had not been feeling well his death was unexpected. Mr. Cummings was a son of the late William and Sarah Nelson Cummings, and was born in Greene County, May 4, 1877. His age at the time of death was seventy-seven years, six months, and seven days. The deceased is survived by his wife Mrs. Zada Cummings; three sons, Elmer and Truman Cummings of Jerseyville and Jasper Cummings of Harrison, Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Lyles and Mrs. Effie Pummill of Jerseyville; two brothers, Jacob Cummings of Alton and William Cummings of Waterloo, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. One son, Raymond and two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Bates and Lucille Cummings preceded him in death. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where services will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, November 13. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. (1954)

Thomas Cummings born in the American Bottom, entered his first 80 acres nearly a mile SW of the main road from Jerseyville to Alton in 1824, adding another in 1828 and in 1833 he entered the east half of SW quarter of section 2, Twn. 7, range 11 and built on the west side of what is now called State Road. This was first on Alton road this side of the Piasa Creek, and built a small cabin on the end of the 80 on which A. Davis lived, until the road entered the timber of where Old Kane is now located. Consequently Mr. Cummings and his noble wife were of necessity compelled to entertain wayfarers passing from the cities and older counties south of them in search of homes on the sparsely settled prairies. No person can relate that any traveler was ever turned away, or deprived of sharing shelter, fare and fire with Mr. and Mrs. Cummings, whether they had or not money to pay in return. No one that ever knew the worthy pair (one of whom God leaves with us yet) could ever believe the griping selfishness abode with either. Even a stranger, at the first glance of the eye, taking in its vision that opened and benevolent countenance of Thomas Cummings would have impressed on the mind, there is a man that would divide with his fellows his meal, yes, if necessary give all, and grow fat and more cheerful between that and the nest, by the pleasing reflection coming up now and again in his mind, that he had relieved one in distress. The countenance of every child this worthy citizen has left around us, bespeakes this noble feature of their parents. When our county was set apart from Greene, and in its first organization, Mr. Cummings, in 1839 was elected one of the three county commissioners. He represented this county in 1848 in the Legislature of our State, he died in 1856 at his residence, now occupied by his worthy widow, leaving a large and valuable estate to his heirs, the real estate being mostly bought of the government form 1824 to 1837. Written by a citizen.

Thomas Jefferson Cummings, 85 year-old resident of Jerseyville, died Wednesday afternoon, August 26, at 5:45 o'clock at the Watson Funeral Home in this city. The aged man was a retired employee of the Steel Mill in Alton. He was a son of the late Marion and Caroline Brannen Cummings and was born in Greene County on January 18, 1868. His age at the time of death was eighty-five years, seven months and eight days. Mr. Cummings is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Rufus Cusic of Brighton; three sons, Davis LeRoy Cummings of Wood River, Lloyd L. Cummings of Alton and George Cummings of Altadina, California; one brother, Marion Cummings of Alton and one sister, Mrs. Lillie Smith of Alton. He also leaves sixteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. The body is at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. today (Thursday) until noon Friday, then at the Alton Gospel Tabernacle. Final rites will be held at the Alton Gospel Tabernacle in Alton, Friday afternoon, August 28, at two o'clock. Reverend Melvin D. Clain of Jerseyville will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Upper Alton Cemetery. (1953)

Final rites for Mrs. Alma Theresa Cunningham of this city were held at the Holy Ghost Church with Requiem Mass celebrated by Rev. Robert Heintz. Burial was in the St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where the Rosary was recited on Friday evening. The death of Mrs. Cunningham occurred Thursday morning at 5:50 o'clock at Jersey Community Hospital where she had been a patient for three days. Mrs. Cunningham's health had been impaired for sometime. Until recently she held a secretarial position with the Jerseyville Mutual Fire Insurance Company. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Wagner Kleffner and was born September 28, 1908, at Godfrey. Her age was 61 years and 8 months. Mrs. Cunningham, widow of Maurice Cunningham, is survived by two sons, Donald Cunningham of Roodhouse and Paul Cunningham of Jerseyville, one daughter, Mrs. George (Marilyn) Medford of Godfrey, fourteen grandchildren, one brother, John Kleffner of Jerseyville, and three sisters, Miss Catherine Kleffner of Jerseyville, Miss Josephine Kleffner and Sister Gualbert of the Notre Dame Order, of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, two sisters and two brothers. (May 28, 1970, Burial May 30, 1970)

Mrs. Celist Wilba Cunningham, wife of Levis Cunningham, died suddenly Thursday afternoon, January 27, at 3:30 o'clock. Mrs. Cunningham, who resides on Route One, east of Jerseyville was stricken ill at her home. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Jerseyville Community Hospital. Final rites were held at the Bethel Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, January 30, at two o'clock. Rev. Ray Snow, pastor of the Bethel Church of which Mrs. Cunningham was a member and Rev. Wm. Greet conducted the rites and interment was in the Kane Cemetery. She was a daughter of the late Jerome Hildred and Mrs. Lora Baldridge Hildred and was born in Rosedale Township, Jersey County on April 23, 1903. At the time of death she was aged 62 years, 9 months and 4 days. Surviving her in addition to her husband and mother are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Krause of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Lewis Ruyle of Medora; two sons, LeRoy Cunningham of Tularosa, New Mexico, and Jay M. Cunningham of Alton; two grandchildren; one brother, Henry Hildred of Jerseyville, and one sister, Mrs. Etta Hutchinson of Fort Collins, Colorado. One daughter, Wilba preceded her in death. (1965)

Final services for Mrs. Elsie A. Cunningham, 62, of 701 Page St., Jerseyville will be conducted tomorrow afternoon, July 18, at 2 p.m. from the Jacoby Funeral Home. The Rev. L. E. Hutchinson will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Her death occurred at 2:55 a.m. on July 15 at the Jersey Community Hospital. She was born August 7, 1912 in Greene County, a daughter of John C. and Effie Berger Winters. Mrs. Cunningham was a member of the State Street Baptist Church. Her survivors include her husband, James L. Cunningham; four sons, James C. Cunningham of Spotsylvania, Va., Robert L. and Kenneth E. Cunningham of Jerseyville and Lt. Wilbur L. Cunningham, San Diego, Calif., one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Joy V.) Vice of Belle Fourche, S. D.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Warren (Eileen) Pence of Palmyra; twenty-one grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles R. Winters of Auburn, and Roy Winters of Middleton, Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Lester (Celia) Edward, Mrs. Hilda Mohr and Mrs. Frank (Dimple) Corbett of Springfield. Her father, two brothers, one son and daughter preceded her in death. The family designated the building fund of the State Street Baptist Church as a memorial. (1975)

Services were held at the Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora on January 4 for Harry (Mike) Cunningham, 76, of Fidelity with burial in the Witt Cemetery, Rockbridge. He died at 1:40 p.m. on January 1 at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. He was a telephone lineman for 47 years with Medora Telephone Co. and General Telephone Co. before retiring. He is survived by five sons, Harry of Summerville, Marion of East Alton, Larry of Brighton, Donald and Robert both of Fidelity; eight daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Cope of Staunton, Mrs. Bernice Buck and Mrs. Nellie Taylor, both of Medora, Mrs. Helen Goodman and Mrs. Wanda Wallace, both of Fidelity, Mrs. Doris Shae of Moro, Mrs. Moreland of Chesterfield; a sister, Mrs. Linera Corbin of Perryville, Ohio; fifty-seven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. His wife, the former Grace Meredith died in 1972. (1977)

J. O. Cunningham died at the St. Louis hospital Wednesday morning following an operation several days ago for cancer of the liver.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed as we go to press but the funeral will be held at Patterson.
Cunningham had been a resident of Jerseyville for a number of years since his marriage to Mrs. Leslie Crese. He was identified with the livestock business interests of East St. Louis where he was quite prominent.

Twenty Year Ago - Luman C. Cunningham died at his home in Wrights where he was engaged in the barber business. He was aged 59 years and a wife and two children survived. [01 Oct 1948]

Mrs. Nancy Cunningham born January 27, 1844 in Davy, Co. N. C. married Reuben W. Cunningham in 1863 to which union six children were born, two preceding her in death, Lizzie aged two and John thirty-four years. Mrs. Cunningham died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Mohr, six miles east of Kane, she was 71 years old. Funeral services were held May 3 with Rev. T. J. Roady officiating. She leaves two sons; Philip of Fidelity and James M. of Kane, two daughters; Mrs. Sarah J. Mohr of Hampton, LA and Mrs. Laura Mohr of Kane, twenty-three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one brother Z. L. Gaither of Jerseyville. (May 1915)

Funeral services for William Levis Cunningham, 75, of R. R. 1, Jerseyville were held Monday afternoon, November 25, at the Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Clagg officiating. His death occurred at 12:55 a.m. on November 23 at Greenwood Manor. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. He was born September 10, 1899 in Greene County, a son of James M. and Sarah Grizzle Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was self-employed at Cunningham Bookkeeping, and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. His wife, Verlie Freeman Cunningham died in 1971. His first wife, the former Celista Hildred died in 1966. He is survived by one son, Jay M. Cunningham of Bethalto; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Melba) Krause of Jerseyville and Mrs. (rest of article missing).(1974)

Catherine Curran, 87, died at 10:40 a.m. Monday, October 2, 1989, at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. She taught elementary school in the Jersey Community Unit School District No. 100 and St. Francis Xavier School of Jerseyville. Born in Carrollton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Julia Keoghan McDonough. Preceding her in death were her husband, Gus Curran; four sisters, Helen and Sarah McDonough, Mary Browning and Julia Misgades; and a brother, James McDonough. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with a wake service at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Rev. Henry Schmidt as celebrant. Burial is in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Francis Xavier School, Jerseyville, or masses.

James J. Curran, 63, of Alton, former Jerseyville resident, died Thursday morning, August 28, at 9:30 o’clock at St. Anthony’s Infirmary in Alton where he had been a patient for the past week. Mr. Curran had been in ill health since November.
He was the son of the late John and Catherine Barron Curran and was born February 23, 1878 in Jersey county. For several years he engaged in the shoe business in Jerseyville in partnership with the late William Powers. After disposing of his business, Mr. Curran was employed as a salesman in the Fred Scheffer Shoe Store. In recent years Mr. Curran has been a traveling shoe salesman and had made his home in Alton for the past fifteen years.
Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Curran, and one daughter, Miss Jane Curran of Alton; one sister, Mrs. John Fitzpatrick of St. Louis and four nieces and four nephews.
Friends may call at his home, 600 Bond Street, Alton, until eight o’clock Saturday morning. The body will be brought to Jerseyville and funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock Saturday morning at St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Requiem High Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father J. J. Clancy and interment will be in St. Francis Xavier’s Cemetery. [Jersey County Democrat News 29 Aug 1941]

Died - At Otterville, March 10th of whooping cough, Arthur [sic], infant child of Dr. Curtiss of that place. [Jersey County Democrat 13 Mar 1869]

William D. Curtis, son of Hiram and Eliza A. Curtis (nee Dougharty), was born January 18th, 1836 on the farm now known as the Cadwallader farm, east of Otterville, and was the eldest of six children, four sons and two daughters. In 1845 the family moved to Jo Daviess County in this state, where his father engaged in mining and smelting lead ore; in which business he continued until his death in 1850. Soon thereafter, John G. Dougherty, a brother of the widow, erected a cottage upon his home farm near Otterville and removed his sister and her family to it, where they continued to reside until about 1855; William and his brothers assisting their uncle upon his farm during the summers, and attending school at the “Stone School House” during winters. In the year 1855 their Uncle John bought the farm now owned and occupied by Wm. Dougherty at Otterville, for the widow and her family, and assisted them in commencing farming on their own account, William being the older, taking the responsibility of leader. In the course of a few years of earnest, diligent labor the farm was paid for, and as the other children grew up and left the farm, William purchased their interests, and thus became the owner of the farm, whereon he resided until some years after his marriage. He was a careful, intelligent, industrious farmer and business man, and no person in the community stood higher in the esteem and confidence of his neighbors than did he. After paying for his home farm he bought the “Hull Farm” west of Otterville in 1873. During all these years he had the advantages and influences of a Christian home; his mother being an earnest and devoted member of the Methodist Church, and a woman of a beautiful, gentle and lovely Christian character, and whose pure life was a benediction to her family and to the community in which she dwelt. When he was in school he was a diligent student, and at the age of 17, in the winter of 1852-53, he successfully taught the Salem school in this county. At a political meeting in Jerseyville in the presidential campaign of 1868, while the Otterville Band, of which the subject of this sketch was a member, were upon the awning in front of Leigh & Brinton’s restaurant, the awning fell, and Mr. Curtis’ leg was badly broken from which he suffered severely for many months and from the effects of which he never recovered. In 1877 he was married to Miss Sarah Dodson, his surviving widow, and leaves two daughters--Misses Edna and Ethel, as the fruit of said marriage. In 1883 he sold his home farm to William Dougherty, and removed to Jerseyville. At this time he was out of debt and was worth from $20,000 to $25,000. Later he purchased a farm near Abilene, Kansas to which he removed his family and remained in Kansas for about 7 years during which time he was induced to engage in the “Milling Business” in Jerseyville, which venture proved disastrous and his financial ruin. In 1891 he returned to Jerseyville to try to save something from his investments here, but in this he was unsuccessful. His entire fortune as well as his physical health was irretrievably gone. His is a striking example of a man of ample means and comfortably situated, leaving a business in which he has been successful, and engaging in enterprise of which he knows nothing, followed by the usual results. After his return to Jerseyville, Bro. [Jersey Daily Democrat 23 Mar 1906]

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Lee Czaia, life-long resident of Rosedale Township, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville with the pastor, Rev. Harry Frazer, and Rev. Eddie Baker officiating. Interment was in Rowden Cemetery. (Spry – Rowden; Rosedale Township, Jersey County Illinois)
Visitation hours were held at the Gubser Funeral Home.
The death of Mrs. Czaia occurred Saturday, September 23, at 2:10 p. m., at the Jersey Community Hospital. She had been in ill health for some time and had been hospitalized on previous occasions.
Mrs. Czaia was a daughter of the late William T. and Lucinda Simpson Spry and was born at Fieldon July 11, 1886. Her age at death was 81 years, 2 months, and 22 days. She had lived on tile same farm for 70 years. Mrs. Czaia was the widow of Joseph F. Czaia.
Surviving her are one son, Virgil Czaia of Fieldon, one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Gaither of Springfield, one foster son, Roy Scranton of Seattle, Wash., two sisters, Mrs. Asher Bull of Jerseyville and Mrs. Ada Cummings of Alton, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. [1967]

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