Obituaries - D

Andrew Dabbs, 75, Jerseyville, Dies
Funeral for Retired Police Officer Monday
Jerseyville - Andrew J. Dabbs, 75, retired police officer of this city, died suddenly Friday at 1:45 p.m. of a heart attack. Dabbs had been ill for several months, suffering his first attack in May on the date of his retirement from the local city police force of which he had been a member for more than 10 years.
He had recovered from his initial condition and had been about his usual routine since that time. He was at the courthouse Friday morning where he had visited at the sheriff's office as was often his custom.
Dabbs was the son of the late Joshua E. and Susan Elizabeth Worthey Dabbs, pioneer residents of the Otter Creek township. He was born in that township, December 9, 1875.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Dabbs; one son, Arthur Dabbs; four daughters, Mrs. Leslie Fryman, of Jerseyville, Mrs. Charles Chappell, of Delhi, Mrs James McCaherty, of Waggoner and Mrs. Bertle Isaac, of Alton; six grand children; one brother Bert Dabbs of Grafton; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Danielson, of Alton; Mrs. Rosa Wedding, and Mrs. Cora Spangle of Jerseyville.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Rosedale ME Church. The Rev. F. W. Schwarziose, pastor of the Jerseyville Methodist Church will officiate, assisted by the Rev. H. M. Fish of Grafton. Interment will be in the Rosedale Cemetery. [Alton Evening Telegraph 18 Aug 1951]

ANNA MCGREW DABBS, 88, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED AUG 21, IN WHITE HALL HOSP WHERE SHE HAD BEEN A PATIENT SINCE AUG 14. SHE WAS BORN IN TUSCOLA MARCH 31, 1890, A DAU OF THE LATE JAMES O & LYDA (GOLAY) MCGREW. MRS DABBS WAS A MEMBER OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. SERVICES WERE HELD THURS AFT AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV R E GEORGE, PASTOR OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN ROSEDALE CEM. HER SURVIVORS ARE 1 SON, ARTHUR J DABBS OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 DAU, MRS DOROTHY BEIERMANN OF JERSEYVILLE AND MRS LUCILLE MCCAHERTY OF CHICAGO; 6 GRANDCHILDREN; 18 G-GRANDCHILDREN AND 4 G-G-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, ANDREW J DABBS WHO DIED AUG 17, 1951; 3 CHILDREN; 5 SIS AND 1 BRO.

ESTHER BELLE DABBS, 63, OF R 3 JERSEYVILLE DIED AT 1 AM FEB 22, AT ST MARY HEALTH CENTR IN RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO. SERVICES WERE HELD SUN AFT AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV R E GEORGE OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OTTERVILLE. BORN IN KANSAS, JUNE 26, 1916, SHE WAS A DAU OF JOSHUA & MELVINA (BLACKORBY) PLUMMER. HER SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER HUSBAND, SHERMAN DABBS WHOM SHE MARRIED JUNE 27, 1931 IN CARROLLTON; 4 DAU, VERA LEE NEAL, JERSEYVILLE, SHARON GARBER, SPRINGFIELD, JUNE KING, COLLINSVILLE, JEAN TRAUB, FIELDON; 2 BRO, EMUEL PLUMME OF ROSEDALE AND CECIL PLUMMER OF FIELDON; 2 SIS, GLADYS STEMMLER OF FIELDON AND VIOLA STOCK, EAST ALTON; 10 GRANDCHILDREN AND 5 G-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, 1 BRO, PAUL AND 1 SIS, LILLIAN. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO LEUKEMIA FUND.

MINNIE MAY DABBS, 91, WHO RESIDED AT GARNET CHATEAU DIED AT 12:20 AM DEC 28 [1983] AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. REV R E GEORGE OFFICIATED AT THE SERVICES CONDUCTED AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. SHE WAS BORN DEC 26, 1891 IN GREENE CO, A DAU OF JAMES T & ANNIE E (FOLEY) CARTER AND HAD AT ONE TIME BEEN EMPLOYED AS A SHOE CUTTER AT THE FORMER INT SHOE CO IN JERSEYVILLE. MRS DABBS WAS A MEMBER OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF JERSEYVILLE, JERSEYVILLE ORDER OF EASTERN STAR NO 656 WHERE SHE HAD BECOME A 50 YR MEMBER IN 1968 AND THE JERSEYVILLE WOMAN’S CLUB. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 1 DAU, ANNA MAE EDWARDS OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 HALF-BRO, C PEARL CARTER OF ANDERSON, IN AND JAMES C CARTER OF BOAZ, KY; 1 GRANDSON, ROBERT W ABBOTT OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 STEP- GRAND DAUGHTERS, CATHERINE L HEITZIG ANDF JOETTE KNOWLSON, JERSEYVILLE; 1 STEP-GRANDSON, PHILLIP W EDWARDS, LA PORTE, TX; 3 G-GRANDCHILDREN AND 11 STEP- G-GRANDCHILDREN. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO JERSEY COMM HOSP.

MINNIE MAY DABBS, 91, OF 608 W PEARL, DIED AT 12:20 AM TODAY AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. BORN IN GREENE CO, DAU OF THE LATE JAMES T & ANNIE E (FOLEY) CARTER, SHE MARRIED PEARL S DABBS ON APR 24, 1913. HE DIED JUNE 2, 1951. SURVIVING ARE A DAU, ANNA MAE EDWARDS OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 HALF-BRO, C PEARL CARTER OF ANDERSON, IN AND JAMES C CARTER OF BOAZ, KY; 1 GRANDSON; 3 G- GRANDCHILDREN; 3 STEPGRANDCHILDREN; AND 11 STEP-G- GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION WILL BE FROM K4-9 PM WED AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED THERE AT 2 PM THURS WITH REV R E GEORGE OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO JERSEY COMM HOSP.

Pearl Dabbs, 65, Jerseyville, Dies
Funeral Rites Tuesday at 2 p. m.
Jerseyville – Pearl Spencer Dabbs, 65, a retired barber, died Saturday at 4:40 p. m. in St. Joseph’s Hospital following a prolonged illness.
A son of the late Joshua and Susan Worthy Dabbs, he was born June 14, 1885, in Jersey county. He had been identified with Masonic organizations in Jerseyville, Alton and Carrollton, for many years. He was a member of A. F. & A. M. Lodge 394, Jerseyville, and belonged to the Council at Alton and to the commandry at Carrollton.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie Dabbs; a daughter, Mrs. W. S. Abbott, Alton; two brothers A. J. of Jerseyville, and Bert of Grafton; three sisters, Mrs. Rosa Wedding, Jerseyville, Mrs. Emma Danielson, Alton and Mrs. Cora Spangle, Jerseyville, and a grandson, William Abbott, Alton.
The body is at Jacoby funeral home where friends may call. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Homer Foster, of Alton, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville, under Masonic auspices. [Alton Evening Telegraph 04 Jun 1951]

SHERMAN LESTER DABBS, 79, DIED SUN APR 1, 1990, AT CHRISTIAN HOSP NORTHEAST IN ST LOUIS CO. HE WAS A SELF-EMPLOYED FARMER. BORN IN JERSEYVILLE, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE LESTER & ELLA (BEACH) DABBS. HE MARRIED ESTHER BELL (PLUMMER) DABBS JUNE 27, 1931, IN CARROLLTON, AND SHE DIED ON FEB 22, 1980. SURVIVING ARE 4 DAU, VERA NEAL OF JERSEYVILLE, SHARON GARBER OF SPRINGFIELD, JUNE KING OF COLLINSVILLE AND CAROL TRAUB OF WOOD RIVER; 10 GRANDCHILDREN; 10 G-G-GRANDCHILDREN; 1 SIS, EDNA EADES OF SPRINGFIELD; AND 1 BRO DWIGHT DABBS OF JERSEYVILLE. VISITATION IS FROM 5-9 PM TUES AT JACOBY-SCHROEDER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, WHERE SERVICES ARE AT 2 PM WED WITH REV JIM ENDSLEY OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN NOBLE CEM AT OTTERVILLE. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO AMERICAN CANCER SOC.

MOSES DAGGETT, 41, DIED AT HIS HOME 3 MI EAST OF JERSEYVILLE. BORN IN WHIETHALL, GREENE CO, IL. IN 1840 WHEN JUST A BOY, HE MOVED TO GRAFTON, IL, WHERE HIS FATHER DIED IN 1850. HE LIVED WITH HIS UNCLE, MR T HOLLIDAY, OF NEW KANE AND REMAINED WITH HIM UNTIL HIS MARRIAGE TO ELLEN WHITEHEAD, OF JERSEYVILLE IN 1863. 1 CHILD IN INFANCY. SERVICES FROM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WITH REV J W STARK OFFICIATING.

Death of Mrs. Jacob L. Dohm
Dena Jeanetta, daughter of George Edward and Mary Holmes Grizzle, was born 8 miles southeast of Greenfield, Illinois, In Macoupin county on August 24, 1894, and died at her home in this city on Tuesday, October 26, 1948, at 2:00 o’clock p.m., aged 54 years, 2 months and 2 days. She was married to Jacob L. Dahm in Carlinville, Ill., October 8, 1924, who survives, besides one sister, Mrs. Neva MacLennan, of Carlinville, one stepson, Ardell Dohm of Quincy, and one nephew, John Grizzle, of Portland, Oregon.
She was a member of the Presbyterian church and Crescent society. For many years she was a teacher in the Sunday school classes and sang in the choir. She taught in the rural schools of Greene and Macoupin counties for 8 years.
Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church on Thursday, October 28, at 2:00 o’clock. Interment in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. Earl Miller, former pastor here, and now of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Presbyterian church, officiating. The body remained at the Shields Memorial Home until time of funeral.
The pallbearers were Richard L. Dalton, Frank J. Meng, J. P. Bauer, Virgil Bauer, John Ewings and Elmer Stout, of Carlinville. [29 Oct 1948]

Ralph "Gene" Daiker, 62 of Grafton, Illinois died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, October 24, 1988, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville.
Daiker, a US Army World War II veteran, was a sprayer for Nugent-Shapanski Orchard of Grafton.
Born in Cicero, IL, his parents were the late Henry Daiker and Ethel (DeWitt) Johnson.
He married the former Lenora Ricken July 23, 1979, in Jerseyville, and she survives.
Also surviving are two stepdaughters, Cheri Compton of Grafton and Kathy Alexander of Wood River; seven step-grandchildren; a step great grandchild; two brothers, Raymond and Richard Daiker, both of Grafton and a half brother, Jim Johnson of Godfrey.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday October 27, 1988 at the Grafton Baptist Church Rev. William Hendricks officiating.

CHARLEY HENRY DALTON, 67, DIED THURS AFT AT HIS HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. HE HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH FOR SOME TIME. REV AARON MOORE OFFICIATED AT SERVICES HELD SUN AFT AT 130 PM AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. BURIAL WAS IN DAYTON CEM, ELDRED. A FARM LABORER , HE WAS BORN IN KENTUCKY, THE SON OF THE LATE HENRY S & JOSEPHINE BURKETT DALTON. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MRS FLORENCE (ROSS) DALTON; 3 SONS CHARLES HENRY OF ROCKBRIDGE, CURTIS L OF JERSEYVILLE AND LEO STANLEY OF GREENFIELD; AND 4 DAU, MRS CHARLES MORELL AND MRS RADEANE KING, JERSEYVILLE, MRS LAWRENCE SPENCER, WINCHESTER AND MRS DOUGLAS BAUR, CARROLLTON; 22 GRANDCHILDREN. HIS PARENTS, 3 BRO, 2 SIS AND 3 CHILDREN PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

MARY G DALTON, 55, OF RURAL PALMYRA DIED AT 11:18 PM FEB 21 AT WHITE HALL HOSP. SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 10 AM WED AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. MSGR JAMES SUDDES OF ALTON WILL OFFICIATE AND BURIAL WILL BE ST FRANCIS XAVIER HOSP. SHE WAS BORN DEC 8, 1925 IN JERSEYVILLE, A DAU OF PAUL & DOLLY (CUMMINGS) CLIFFORD AND MARRIED CALVIN DALTON APR 15, 1967. HER SURVIVORS ARE HER HUSBAND CALVIN; 3 SON, DONALD KRUSE, JEFF KRUSE, AND MARK KRUSE, ALL OF BRIGHTON; 1 DAU, CAROL ACORD OF BRIGHTON; 4 STEPSONS, DANNY AND LANCE DALTON, KANSAS CITY, MO, RANDY DALTON, GUAM, ANDY DALTON, CA; 3 HALF-BRO, BILL BECKER, CLAYTON, MO, JACK DECKER, SHELBY, N C AND MIKE CUMMINGS OF NORFOLK, VA. AND 8 GRANDCHILDREN. ROSARY WILL BE RECITED AT 6:30 PM TUES AT THE FUNERAL HOME.

ARLENE LAVENIA DANIELS, 1 DAY OLD, DAU OF GEORGE C & COLEEN JANET (RAMSEY) DANIELS, OF RR 1 FIELDON, DIED JAN 18, 5:20 AM, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP, WHERE SHE WAS BORN JAN 17. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD FRI JAN 20 AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV JACK BROWN, PASTOR OF KANE BAPTIST CHURCH, CONDUCTED THE SERVICE AND BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. SURVIVING IN ADDITION TO HER PARENTS ARE 2 SIS, LYNN ETTA AND BONNIE GALE, AT HOME, HER PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, MR & MRS EVERETT DANIELS OF CARROLLTON, HER MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS, MR & MRS GERVIS RAMSEY OF LINCOLN, CA, AND HER G-G-GRANDMOTHER, MRS MYRTLE STILES OF FIELDON.

CHARLES HERBERT DANIELS, 81, OF SEASIDE, OR, FORMERLY OF JERSEYVILLE DIED AT 5:23 PM SAT APR 12, 1986, AT SEASIDE HOSP. DANIELS WAS A SCHOOLTEACHER IN JERSEY CO UNTIL 1935, AND WAS THEN JERSEY CO SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FOR 16 YRS. HE MOVED TO CA IN 1951, WHERE HE WAS AN ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, RETIRING IN 1970. HE MOVED TO SEASIDE IN 1979. BORN IN JERSEY CO, SON OF THE LATE JOHN & MARGARET (MCREYNOLDS) DANIELS, HE MARRIED ELOISE (PATTON) DANIELS ON NOV 23, 1932, IN JERSEYVILLE. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; 1 SON, CHARLES DANIELS OF SPRINGFIELD, OR; 1 BRO, GEORGE DANIELS OF CARROLLTON; NIECES AND NEPHEWS. VISITATIONB WILL BE FROM 6-9 AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. SERVICRS WILL BE CONDUCTED THERE AT 1 PM THURS WITH REV SIMON A SIMON OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE AT VALHALLA MEMORIAL PARK IN GODFREY. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOC.

CHARLOTTE B DANIELS, 73, OF ALTON, DIED AT NOON THURS AT ST ANTHONY HOSP. SHE HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH SINCE NOV AND A PATIENT FOR 12 DAYS. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SAT AFT AT 2 PM AT STATEN CHAPEL IN ALTON. REV MERLE STANTON OF JAMESPORT, MO, OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. MRS KANIELS WAS A DAU OF THE LATE MR & MRS (CAMPBELL) ROADY AND WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO ON SEPT 6, 1893. SHE ATTENDED FIDELITY SCHOOLS AND WAS MARRIED AT FIDELITY ON SEPT 6, 1911, TO CHARLES E DANIELS. MRS DANIELS HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF ALTON SINCE 1921. THE DEATH OF HER HUSBAND OCCURRED IN DEC 1963. SURVIVING HER ARE 3 SONS, CHARLES, JR, JAMES AND WILLIAM, AND 3 DAU, MRS LAWRENCE MEAD, MRS MURIEL HARSHBARGER AND MRS FRANK GREENWELL, ALL OF ALTON; 1 SIS, MRS ALICE DOWNS OF JERSEYVILLE AND 1 BRO, J C ROADY OF SULLIVAN, IN, 34 GRANDCHILDREN AND 36 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

CHESTER DANIELS, 56, OF DOW DIED AT 6 PM ON JUNE 10 AT DECONESS HOSP IN ST LOUIS AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS. DANIELS WAS A SHEET METAL WORKER AT MC DONNELL DOUGLAS CORP. HE WAS BORN OCT 11, 1919 IN JACKSON CO, IA, A SON OF JOHN & IVA (MAINS) DANIELS AND WAS A WW II VETERAN. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIDOW BESSIE J (GOHEEN) DANIELS; 1 DAU, LELA BELLE DANIELS, OF DOW; 6 STEP CHILDREN; JACK WHITLOCK OF DOW, MRS LEROY (CONNIE) GETTINGS OF GRAFTON, MRS EDWIN (RUTH) KLEIN OF MEDORA, ERNEST WHITLOCK OF MEDORA, DAVID WHITLOCK OF HILLVIEW AND MRS ROBERT (JOY KAY) WINSLOW OF ALTON; 1 SIS, MRS HAZEL MARGESON OF KANE; 24 STEPGRANDCHILDREN. HIS PARENTS AND 2 BRO, EVERETT AND ERNEST, PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

Jerseyville – Simplicity marked the the memorial service conducted at First Baptist Church here at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Flo B. Daniels, Jersey Township High School faculty member, who died in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis Friday.
A section of the church was reserved members of the Board of Education and teachers of the school. The Rev. Dr. John Casky, pastor of University Methodist Church, University City, Mo., a friend of the family, gave the Scripture reading, prefacing his quotations with a tribute to “friends,” then quoting the words of “Christ, the Greatest of Friends.”
The prayer was given by the Rev. William A. Steinkraus, pastor of the Jerseyville Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Daniels was a member.
[Transcribed 17 Mar 2010 by C. S. VanValkenburgh]

FRANK E DANIELS, 74, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED AT 7:50 AM FEB 25 AT GOOD SAMARITAN HOSP, PHOENIX, AZ. DANIELS WORKED PRIMARILY FOR THE STATE OF ILL DEPT OF PUBLIC WELFARE AS A CASEWORKER IN GREENE CO AND PRIOR TO THIS WAS A TEACHER. HE WAS BORN MAY 4, 1908 IN JERSEY CO, A SON OF THE LATE JOHN ANDREW DANIELS & MARGARET (MCREYNOLDS) DANIELS. DANIELS WAS A MEMBER OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, JERSEYVILLE, AND WAS A DIRECTOR OF JERSEY CO HISTORICAL SOC. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, ROBERTA (STEINMAN) DANIELS WHOM HE MARRIED JULY 20,1971 AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN CARROLLTON; AND 2 BROS GEORGE OF CARROLLTON; AND CHARLES OF NORTH SEASIDE, OR. HIS FIRST WIFE, HILDA PETERSON WHOM HE MARRIED JULY 3, 1946, DIED ON OCT 24, 1968. SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 2 PM MARCH 1 AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BY REV SIMON A SIMON WITH BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

GEORGE ANDERSON DANIELS, 90, FORMER CARROLLTON RESIDENT, DIED AT 9 PM WED, MAY 8, 1991 AT GOOD SAMARITAN HOME IN QUINCY. HE WAS A FARMER AND A CHARTER MEMBER OF JERSEY CO FARM BUREAU. MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDED GREENE CO FARM BUREAU, ANSAR SHRINE TEMPLE IN SPRINGFIELD AND SPRINGFIELD CONSISTORY. BORN IN JERSEYVILLE ON MAY 30, 1900, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE JOHN ANDREW & MARGARET (MCREYNOLDS) DANIELS JR. HE MARRIED ANNE M (FROST) DANIELS ON JUNE 7, 1928, IN GRANITE CITY, AND SHE DIED ON FEB 20, 1978. SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, HOAN MCCOLLOM OF QUINCY; 1 GRANDSON; AND 1 G-GRANDSON. PRECEDING HIM IN DEATH WERE 1 GRANDSON; AND 3 BRO, JOHN ANDREW, CHARLES HERBERT AND FRANK EUGENE DANIELS. VISITATION IS FROM 4-8 PM TODAY AT AIRSMANS-HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON. RITES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 7 PM BY STUART PIERSON MASONIC LODGE OF CARROLLTON, OF WHICH HE WAS A MEMBER AND PAST MASTER. SERVICES ARE AT 11 AM SAT AT THE FUNERAL HOME WITH REV JERRY BELDEN OFFICIATING. BURIAL IS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO CRROLLTON FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER, OR STUART PIERSON MASONIC LODGE.

GOLDIE L DANIELS, 76, DIED AT 3:20 AM APR 17, 1987, AT WOOD RIVER TWSP HOSP. SHE WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO, A DAU OF THE LATE FRANK & DEAN (LEVI) ISRINGHAUSEN. IN 1926, SHE MARRIED ERNEST M DANIELS, AND HE DIED IN 1975. SURVIVING ARE A DAU, IVA DEAN BERRY OF KANE; 3 SONS, BILL DANIELS OF KANE, AND JOHN AND NORMAN DANIELS, BOTH OF CARROLLTON; 11 GRANDCHILDREN; 15 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 1 SIS, EMMA DANIELS OF JERSEYVILLE; AND 3 BRO, ERNEST AND WILLIAM ISRINGHAUSEN BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE, AND LEO ISRINGHAUSEN OF PEORIA. VISITATION WAS HELD FROM 4-9 PM SAT AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 2 PM AT KANE BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV PETER ELY OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN KANE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE CHURCH OR WOOD RIVER TWSP HOSP, HOSPICE UNIT.

HARRY S DANIELS, DIED BY REASON OF AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING OF THE FARM OF JAMES P POWEL, 3 MI NW OF JERSEYVILLE, JULY 12, 1892. HE WAS A LWAYS A BOOSTER FOR THIS CITY AND HIS COUNTRY AND WE KNOW OF NO MAN WHO HAD A GREATER NUMBER OF LOYAL, TRUE FRIENDS THAN HE, AND IT’ S JUST SUCH JUST MEN AS HE TO WHOM REV DUNN OF THE M E CHURCH REFERRED IN HIS TALK AT THE ADVERTISING CLUB BANQUET WHEN HE STATED THAT MEN WHOSE AIM IN LIFE WAS TO FURTHER THE BUSINESS AND BEST INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY WERE MEN WHOSE LOSS WAS ALWAYS DEEPLY FELTAND MOURNED. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD FROM THE BAPTIST CHURCH TUES. THE SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE PASTOR RV R B FAVORIGHT ASSIST ED BY REV H S FARRILL AND REV JOSEPH JENKINS, WAS ONE OF THE LARGE ST FUNERAL EVER HELD IN JERSEYVILLE AND WAS REALY A CONCOURSE OF FRIENDS WHO GATHERED TO DO HIM HONOR, INSTEAD OF AS IS OFTEN THE CASE, PEOPLE GOING THROUGH CURIOSITY. THE SERVICES WERE SHORT AND THE MASONIC ORDER TOOK CHARGE, P M HAMILTON, PAST MASTER, DELIVERING THE FUNERAL ORATION. TWENTY MEMBERS OF THE HUGH DePAYNE COMMANDERY KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, OF CARROLLTON, WERE IN ATTENDANCE, AD ABORT 100 MEMBERS OF THE MASONIC LODGE OF THIS CITY ATTENDED IN A BODY.THE REMAINS WERE PLACED IN THE CRYPT AT THE MAUSOLEUM WHICH MR DANIELS HAD CHOSEN AT THE TIME THE MAUSOLEUM WAS BUILT, HE BEING ONE OF THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE SAME. HARRY S DANIELS WAS BORN IN JERSEYVILLE, APR 14, 1866, AND WAS THE SON OF JAMES S & EMILY (JACKSON) DANIELS, THE FORMER OF WHOM WAS BORN IN CHESTER CO, PA, AND THE LATTER OF WHOM WAS BORN IN MO. JAMES S DANIELS CAME TO JERSEYVILLE JUST BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR, IN WHICH HE TOOK PART IN AN ILLINOIS VOLUNTEER REGIMENT. IN 1852 HE EMBARKED IN THE HARDWARE BUSINESS UNDER THE NAME OF JAMES S DANIELS, CONTINUING ALONE UNTIL 1889, WHEN HIS SON, THE SUBJECT OF THIS SKETCH, WAS TAKEN INTO PARTNERSHIP UNDER THE FIRM NAME OF J S DANIELS & SON, WHICH CONTINUED UNTIL 1892, THE DATE OF THE DEATH OF J S DANIELS BEING JULY 12, 1892. THE SON AFTERWARD CONTINUED THE BUSINESS UNTIL 1914 WHEN IT WAS CONSOLIDATED WITH OTHER BYSINESS AND THE JERSEY MERCANTILE CO, INC, OF WHICH MR DANIELS WAS PRESIDENT. IN JULY 1819, HE SEVERED HIS CONNECTION WITH THE JERSEY MERCANTILE CO AND FORMED A PARTNERSHIP IN THE GRAIN BUSINESS WITH HRBERT G NEELY, UNDER THE NAME OF DANKELS & NEELY ELEVATOR CO WHICH BUSINESS HE REMAINED IN UNTIL ABOUT A YEAR AGO, WHEN OWING TO ILL HEALTH AND AN INJURY RECEIVED WHILE DUMPING A LOAD OF CORN HE RETIRED AND HAD NOT FULLY RECOVERED UP TO THE TIME OF THIS FATAL ACCIDENT. MR DANIELS WAS ONE OF THOSE PUBLIC SPIRITED MEN WHO WAS ALWAYS WILLING TO GO AHEAD FOR EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOOD AND FOR THE BETTERMENT OF MANKIND. HE WAS VERY ACTIVE IN RED CROSS WORK DURING THE WAR AND IN OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY. HE WAS PRESIDENT OF THE JERSEYVILLE GRADE SCHOOL BOARD FOR MANY YRS AND WAS ACTING AS SUCH AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. AT ONE TIME HE WAS CITY TREASURER AND A MEMBER OF THAT COUNCIL FOR 15 YRS, AND SERVED ONE TERM AS MAYOR. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH AND A TRUSTEE OF THAT ORGANIZATION HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE MODERN WOODMAN AND A 2nd DEGREE MASON AND MASTER OF JRSEYVILLE LODGE NO 394 ---TERMS, AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE P O E. IN JUNE MR DANIELS WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO MISS CASTELLBERRY OF SPRINGFIELD AND 2 CHILDREN STEWART, NOW IN BUSINESS IN MINNEAPOLIS , AND ELIZABETH, A STUDENT AT JERSEY TWSP HIGH SCHOOL, WERE THE FRUITS OF THIS MARRIAGE. ON KSEPT 2, 1916, HIS WIFE DIED, AND ON JAN 8, 1918, HE MARRIED MRS FLORA BALLARD, WHO CAME FROM LA PLATA, MO AND WAS INSTRUCTOR IN MUSIC AT J T H S. MRS BALLARD HAD ONE SON LOUIS BALLARD, A STUDENT OF UNIVERSITY OF ILL AT CHAMPAIGH. HE ALSO LEAVES HIS MOTHER, MRS J S DANIELS AND 2 AUNTS, MISS MARY JACKSON AND MRS KATE DOUGLASS, 1 UNCLE GEORGE H JACKSON, 2 SIS, EMILY NOW THE WIFE OF JAMES P POWEL, AND FLORA, THE WIFE OF J C REINTGES OF GRANITE CITY. ONE OF THE SAD THINGS OF THE TRADGEY WAS THAT MRS DANIELS, WHO TEACHES ENGLISH AT J T H S WAS ATTENDING A TEACHERS MEETING AT CHAMPAIGN AND DID NOT ARRIVE HOME UNTIL 9 PM SAT EVE, WHEN SHE WAS MET WITH THE SAD NEWS, AND OF COURSE, IT WAS A TERRIBLE SHOCK TO HER. THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WERE HERE FROM OUT OF TOWN ; MISS RUTH KLEPPER, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO, MRS W W HENDERSON AND REV J W WAUGH, LA PLATA, MO, STEWART DANIELS, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, LOUIS BALLARD, CHAMPAIGN, LEON NISH, SECRETARY OF THE ILL STAT HARDWARE DEALERS ASSOC AND ROBERT WALLACE, BOTH OF ELGIN, IL, MR VOORHEES, OF CHICAGO, PRESIDENT OF THE ILL STATE HARDWARE DEALERS ASSOC, CHARLES WOODWARD, CARLINVILLE, PAST PRES OF THE ORGANIZATION, MR & MRS CHARLES ROBINSON AND MISS MARGARET ROBINSON, SPRINGFIELD, MR & MRS CLAY WHITE, ALTON, MRS WM G BURNETT OF GREENFIELD, MR & MRS J C REINTGES, MISSES MARIE AND CATHERINE REINTGES, PAUL REINTGES OF GRANITE CITY, MISS EMILY POWEL, MRS WELCH AND MRS LOUIS REINTGES OF GRANITE CITY, MRS MAUDE RHOADS AND MRS ROSE WEDDING OF HARDIN, D J MURPHY, ELSAH.

J D DANIELS, AFTER A LIFE OF USEFULNESS ABOUNDING IN GOOD DEEDS WAS LAID TO REST IN THE SILENT CITY. IT IS MEET AND FITTING THAT ALL THE HONORS THAT MORTAL MAN COULD BESTOE, WERE ALLOWED HIM. AT 10 AM THURS THE UNIFORMED COMMANDER OF ALTON, FOLLOWED BY MASTER MASONS FROM FIELDON, KANE, BRIGHTON, GRAFTON, JERSEYVILLE AND MEDORA AND KNIGHTS TEMPLAR FROM ALTON, CARROLLTON, GREENFIELD AND JERSEYVILLE. SERVICES WERE HELD AT 10:30 AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. REV I C TYSON AND REV J J PORTER OFFICIATING. PALLBEARERS: J PIKE, J M PAGE, ROBERT NEWTON, AMOS PERRINGS, D M HOUGHTLIN, ANDREW COPE, B F CALHOUN AND J L POST.

John Daniels, one of the oldest residents of the northeast part of Jerseyville, was found dead in an outbuilding at his place Wednesday morning, October 31, by his wife, Mrs. Iva Daniels. He had been receiving treatment for a heart malady for some time and his death is believed to have resulted from natural causes. An inquest was held Thursday evening by Coroner Herbert Gubser.
The deceased was the son of the late James and Nancy Scroggins Daniels, and was born near Carrollton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Ernest of Alton, Everett of Kane, who is in the service, and Chester of Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Margeson of Kane, and one brother, Charles Daniels of Alton. [Jersey County Democrat News 03 Nov 1945]

MAGGIE MAE DANIELS, 84, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED MARCH 31 [1979] AT GREENWOOD MANOR AFTER AN EXTENDED ILLNESS. THE SERVICE WAS HELD AT ST FRANCIS CHURCH WITH FATHER PATRICK MORROW CELEBRANT. BURIAL WAS IN ST FRANCIS CEM. SHE WAS BORN IN FIDELITY TWSP NOV 23, 1894, A DAU OF WILLIAM & MARY (HENRION) BUNSE. HER HUSBAND WAS THE LATE WALKER DANIELS WHOM SHE MARRIED OCT 21, 1914. MRS DANIELS WAS A RETIRED EMPLOYEE FROMK THE FORMER INTERNATIONL SHOE CO HERE. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 1 DAU, MRS ANNA GRACE BLAESER OF JRSEYVILLE; 1 SON WAYNE G DANIELS OF EAST ALTON; 2 SIS, MRS EFFIE COPE OF JERSEYVILLE AND MRS EVA GILLELAND OF ELDRED. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HR HUSBAND, PARENTS, 4 BRO AND 3 SIS. VISITATION WAS AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, WHERE ROSARY WAS RECITED AT 7 PM MON.

STEWART D DANIELS, 77, OF CHAMPAIGN, FORMERLY OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED ON APR 17, HAVING BEEN IN A COMA SINCE SUFFERING A STROKE ON MARCH 30. A GRADUATE OF JERSEY TWSP HIGH SCHOOL, HE WAS A COUSIN OF FRANK DANIELS OF JERSEYVILLE, CHARLES DANIELS OF ESCONDIDO, CA, AND GEORGE DANIELS OF CARROLLTON. DANIELS WAS GRADUATED FROM THE U OF I, COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, IN 1921, AND HAD MANAGED OFFICES OF THE WARNER SYSTEM OF FRATERNITY MANAGEMENT AT THE UNIVERSITIES OF ILL AND MINN. DANIELS WAS CHOSEN ALPHA TAU OMEGA”S EXCUTIVE SEC (U OF I) AFTER 40 YRS OF DUTIES AND TOOK ON DUTIES AS DIRECTOR OF THE ATO FOUNDATION (SCOLARSHIP PROGRAM) UNTIL 1972. IN 1971 HE WAS PRESENTED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD OF THE FRATERNITY EXS ASSN, BECOMING THE THIRD RECIPIENT OF THAT HONOR. DANIELS HAD RECEIVED THE NAT NTER FRATERNITY CONFREENCE GOLD MEDAL IN 1970. HE WAS ORGANIZER AND CHARTER MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY QUARTERBACK CLUB, THE FIRST UI BOARD OF FRATERNITY AFFAIRS. BORN IN SPRINGFIELD, JAN 15, 1898, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE HARRY & CASTEL (DERRY) DANIELS, AND IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIDOW EDNA; SON STEWART D DANIELS JR, KIRKWOOD, MO; AND DAU, MRS LLOYD CURTIS OF KETCHUM, ID; 5 GRANDCHILDREN; 1 G-GRANDCHILD. FINAL RITES WERE HELD AT EMMANUEL MEM EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN CHAMPAIGH WITH BURIAL IN ROSELAWN CEM.

Walker J. Daniels, an employee of the Jerseyville Branch of the International Shoe Company, died at his home 216 Sherman Street Saturday night, October 13, at nine-ten o’clock following an extended illness.
The deceased was the son of the late Joseph and Rose Guilander Daniels, and was born in Greene County, September 3, 1888. His age at the time of death was fifty-seven years, one month and ten days. Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Daniels; one son, Wayne G. Daniels of East Alton; one daughter, Anna Grace Daniels of Jerseyville, one brother, Irwin Daniels of Jerseyville; one sister, Mrs. William Gross of Godfrey and one half-sister, Mrs. Frank Birkenmayer of Jerseyville.
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church, Tuesday, October 16, at two-thirty o’clock; with Reverend David B. Maxton officiating. Interment was in St. Francis Xavier’s Cemetery. [Jersey County Democrat News 19 Oct 1945]

MARY A DANNEL, 71, DIED AT HOME IN KEMPER, IL AUG 19, 1897. BORN AT WEYHBRIDGE, VT SEPT 22, 1825. SHE CAME TO IL IN 1830 WITH HER PARENTS, WM & MARY PALMER, SETTLING IN GREENE CO. THE FAMILY MOVE TO JERSEY CO NEAR KEMPER. SHE MARRIED JOHN C DANNEL, MARCH 28, 1847, WHO DIED 10 YRS AGO. THEY WERE PARENTS OF 7 CHILDREN, 2 PRECEDING HER TO THE OTHER SHORE. SHE WAS A DEVOTED AND LOVING MOTHER AND WIFE. SHE ALSO BECAME THE MOTHER OF ORPHAN CHILDREN. SURVIVING ARE 1 BRO, WM G PALMER, 2 SIS, MARTHA PALMER AND MRS HARRIETT S STOW, 2 SONS, J FRAND, AND CHAS O DANNELL; 3 DAU, MRS LAURA DODGE, MRS JESSIE LEAVITT AND MRS ANNA D CHALLACOMBE. ALL LIVE NEAR HER EXCEPT MRS LEAVITT WHO LIVES IN AUSTIN, IL. FUNERAL FROM HOME SUN AT 10 AM. ELDER WM RHOADS OF UPPER ALTON OFFICIATED.

MARY D’ARCY, 85, ANOTHER OLD SETTLER HAS BEEN CALLED FROM THE SCENES OF AN ACTIVE LIVE ON THIS EARTH TO THE GREAT HEREAFTER. IN 1833, SHE AND HER HUSBAND, DR E A D’ARCY, CAME TO JERSEY CO WHEN IT WAS YET A PART OF GREEN CO AND ALMOST AN UNBROKEN VAST OF PRAIRIES. THEY MADE THEIR HOME AT A POINT NOW ABOUT MIDWAY BETWEEN JERSEYVILLE AND KANE ON THE BANKS OF A LITTLE STREAM, WHICH HAS SINCE BORNE THE NAME OF D’ARCY BRANCH. AT THE TIME, JERSEYVILLE WAS UNBORN, AND THERE WAS NO POSTOFFICE BETWEEN KANE AND DELHI. MRS D’ARCY WAS A LADY OF RARE AMIABILITY, WHICH ENDEARED HER TO ALL PERSONS WITH WHOM SHE BECAME ACQUAINTED. SHE RESIDED IN JERSEYVILLE UNTIL THE DEATH OF HER DAU, MRS P D CHENEY, IN 1877, WHEN SHE RETURNED TO JJ (NJ?) THE PLACE OF HER BIRTH TO END HER DAYS AMID THE SCENES OF HER CHILDHOOD. SHE DIED AUG 12, 1887, AND HER HUSBAND, DR D DIED IN APR 1863.

ISAIAH DARE, 60, D, NOV 16, 1901, AT HIS HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV C B BESSE OFFICIATED AT SERVICES HELD FROM MR DARE’S HOME. BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEM. HE WAS BORN IN CUMBERLAND CO, NJ, MARCH 7, 1841, A SON OF GEORGE R & REBECCA DARE AND ONE OF 11 CHILDREN. CAME TO CARROLLTON, GREENE CO IN 1850. THEN HE MOVED TO GRAFTON, IL AND TO ST LOUIS, BACK TO JERSEY CO 25 YRS AGO. HE MARRIED MRS MOZELLA (MONK) DARE AND THEY WERE PARENTS OF 2 CHILDREN. MRS GEO MOWEN IN GRANITE CITY AND MISS EDITH DARE, WHO LIVED WITH HER MOTHER. PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH IN GREEN CO.

JAMES DARE, 77, BORN IN PHILADELPHIA, PA, MAY 11, 1830, DIED NEAR GRAFTON ON JULY 15, 1907. HE WAS STHE SON OF JAMES & REBECCA (RICHEY) DARE AND WAS THE THIRD OF A FAMILY OF 11 CHILDREN, 3 SIS AND 8 BRO. THOSE REMAINING ARE OLIVER DARE OF THIS PLACE (J’VILLE-GRAFTON?) AND MRS SALLIE D BARNETT AND LEVI DARE OF BRIDGETON, NJ. AT AN EARLY AGE THE FAMILY MOVED TO BRIDGETOWN, NJ, THEN TO GREENE CO IL. IN 1858, THEY BOUGHT A FARM IN CALHOUN CO, 1 MILE FROM DEER PLAIN FERRY. WHIL LIVING THERE HE MARRIED MRS MARY D PRUITT, NOV 22, 1865. SHE DIED DEC 22, 1866. IN 1873 HE MOVED TO JERSEYVL CO. HE WAS BROUGHT UP A CHRISTIAN, JOINED THE BAPTIST CHURCH AND LATER THE METHODEST CHURCH. UNCLE JIM’S LIFE HAS ALWAYS BEEN EXEMPLIFIED BY KINDNESS AND USEFULNESS. THE HUNGRY NEVER LEFT HIS DOOR UNFED, NOR THE WAYFARER UNSHELTERED. THOUGH NOT BLESSED WITH A FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HE LOVED AND THE CARED FOR CHILDREN. THOSE WHO HAVEBEEN OF HIS IMMEDIATE HOUSEHOLD ARE THE FOUR CHILDREN OF HIS BRO GEORGE DARE, MARY, WIDOW OF G A HULL, OF EDGAR, NEBRASKA, HENRY J DARE OF SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. REBECCA, WIFE OF F M LYNN, OF OTTERVILLE AND GEORGE DARE JR WHO DIED AT AGE 11. BESIDES THES ARE HIS STEP-DAU, CHARITY APPLER, WHO HAS HAD A HOME WITH HIM SINCE THE DEATH OF HER MOTHER, AND FRANK BOWERS WHOM HE REARED FROM BABYHOOD. FUNERAL BY REV W H CALVERT IN PLAINVIEW CHURCH.

HARRIET COLEAN DARLINGTON, 65, DIED AUG 6, 1892. SHE WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO OCT 18, 1827 AND MARRIED ROBERT DARLINGTON IN 1844. SHE BELONGED TO KANE BAPTIST CHURCH AND THEN JERSEYVILLE. FROM THERE SHE MOVED TO ST LOUIS AND BELONGED DTO LAFAYETTE BAPTIST CHURCH. HER HUSBAND AND 1 DAU, MRS KATE M CORY, SURVIVE. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 2 INFANT CHILDREN. REV TYSON OFFICIATED AT THE SERVICE FROM JERSEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH.

MARY DARLINGTON, 95, DIED AT THE HOME OF HER DAU, MISS NETTIE DARLINGTON, ON S WASHINGTON ST. FUNERAL FROM JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV O B KINSEY OFFICIATED WITH BURIAL IN DARLINGTON CEM AT McCLUSKY. BORN IN COLLINSVILLE, JAN 1, 1833, DAU OF JACOB B & CYNTHIA (TURNER) COX. FAMILY LATER LIVED IN ST LOUIS WHERE MR COX OWNED PROPERTY, NOW THE SITE OFR ST LOUIS COURT HOUSE. SHE MARRIED SAMUEL DARLINGTON, PIONEER OF MCCLUSKY AREA, 75 YRS AGO. HE DIED 25 YRS AGO. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF E NEWBERN METHODIST CHURCH. SHE LEAVES 2 DAU, MISS NETTIE, AND MRS R W GREENE OF KANE; 5 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 5 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

AMIL DARR, 85, DIED OCT 5, 1982. HE WAS A RETIRED SEXTON OF OAK GROVE CEM, HAVING HAD 31 YRS OF SERVICE. HE WAS BORN MARCH 24, 1897 IN JERSEY CO, SON OF EDWIN & MARY (GREEN) DARR. SURVIVING ARE 1 SON ROBERT, 1 DAU, TWILA BIZAILLIONBOTH OF JERSEYVILLE AND 2 GRANDSONS; 1 BRO LEO DARR OF ROCKBRIDGE. HIS WIFE, RACHEL JEAN (BUNZY?BUNSE) DARR DIED MARCH 13, 1961. INTERMENT WAS IN ST FRANCIS CEM.

MRS BURLAH MAY DARR, 69, OF KANE, DIED THURS AM AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN cARROLLTON. FINAL RITES WERE HELD SAT AFT AT 1:30 AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE WITH REV JACK BROWN OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WAS IN KANE CEM. BORN DEC 5, 1901 IN GREENE CO, SHE WAS THE DAU OF JOSEPH & JULIA (REXROAT) OSBUN. HER HUSBAND GEORGE A DARR SURVIVES. OTHER SURVIVORS ARE 4 DAU, MRS MARION (MARY) BUKS OF CHARLOTTE, MI; MRS JERRY (HENRIETTA) MacRae OF MORO, MRS JESSE (BETTY) SINGLETON OF KANE, AND MRS ODIE (FRANCES) WOODRING OF JERSEYVILLE; AND 2 SONS, THOMAS ESTES OF GREENFIELD AND DONALD ESTES OF WOOD RIVER; 23 GRANDCHILDREN AND 24 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 2 BRO, THOMAS AND WILLIE REXROAT OF HOPE, ARK, AND 1 SIS, MRS LIZFZIE MOORE OF TEXARKANA, ARK. HER PARENTS, 5 CHILDREN AND 1 SIS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.

CHESTER DARR, 70, A RETIRED FARMER, DIED AT HIS HOME TUES AFT AT 2:15 OF AN APPARENT HEART ATTACK. REV MURIEL NANCE OF MEDORA OFFICIATED AT SERVICES HELD FRI AFT, MARCH 24, 1967, AT WARNER FUNERAL HOME IN KMEDORA. INTERMENT WAS IN SHIPMAN CEM. BORN APR 18, 1897, IN JERSEY CO, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE MR f& MRS EDWARD DARR. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, RUTH BLANCHE (SCHAAF) DARR; 2 DAU, MRS MAURIETTE STONE OF JERSEYVILLE AND MRS GERALDINE COX OF JACKSONVILLE; 7 SONS, FLOYD, CLYDE, MYRON, LOREN AND DALE OF MEDORA, DWIGHT OF PIASA; ELDON OF ELSABRANTE, CA; 2 BRO, WESLEY OF MENA, ARK; AND HERBERT OF PHOENIX, AZ; AND 2 SIS, MRS LOTTIE BEAN OF KANE AND MRS ADA AYERS OF ALTON; 29 GRANDCHILDREN AND 2 G-GRANDCHILDREN ALSO SURVIVE.

DANIEL WAYNE DARR, 43, OF HIGHLAND, FORMERLY OF KANE, DIED AUG 2, 1981 AT HIS HOME. BORN JUNE 8, 1939 SON OF DANIEL & FAYE (HARDWICK) DARR OF KANE. HE SPENT 4 YRS IN US AIR FORCE. HE LEAVES HIS WIFE, MARGARET D (HOOPER) DARR WHOM HE MARRIED ON SEPT 26, 1959 IN JERSEYVILLE; 1 SON, RANDY K DARR OF HIGHLAND, 2 DAUS, KATHERINE R DARR AND DAYNA M DARR AT HOME; 2 GRANDCHILDREN AND HIS PARENTS. BURIAL IN HIGHLAND CITY CEM.

DWIGHT C DARR, 63, PIASA, DIED AT 4:05 PM THURS, MAY 8, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HE WAS A FARMER AND WAS BORN IN KEMPER, LA SON OF STHE LATE CHESTER & RUTH (SCHAAF) DARR. THE WW II VETERAN MARRIED GLADYS (HOWERTON) DARR ON MARCH 8, 1947, IN BRIGHTON. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE; 2 DAU, MARILYN FRANK AND KIM ALBERT, BOTH OF MEDORA; 4 SONS, CHUCK DARR OF MEDORA, LARRY DARR OF SHIPMAN, PAUL DARR OF CARLINVILLE AND JEFF DARR OF PIASA; 9 GRANDCHILDREN; 2 SIS, MAURITA STONE OF CARROLLTON AND GERALDINE COX OF JACKSONVILLE AND 6 BRO, FLOYD DARR OF MURRAYVILLE, ELDON DARR OF TUCSON, AZ, AND CLYDE, MYRON, LORENE AND DALE DARR ALL OF MEDORA. VISITATION WAS AT WARNER TARGHETTA FUNERAL HOME IN MEDORA, WHERE SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED BY REV ROGER CZAIA. BURIAL WAS IN SHIPMAN CEM WITH MILITARY RITES BY ALTON VFW POST 1308. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO PIASA METHODIST CHURCH, WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER.

EDGAR ROBERT DARR, 77 YRS, 4 MO, 18 DAYS, OF HAWBROOK, JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT 12:30 AM FRI AT JERSEY COMM HOSP, WHRE HE HAD BEEN ADMITTED FOR TREATMENT THE DAY BEFORE. HE HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH FOR SOME TIME. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR DARR WERE HELD AT 2 PM SUN AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV FRANCIS VARBLE OFFICIATED WITH BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEM. MR DARR, A SON OF THE LATE ROBERT & MINNIE (WILLIAMS) DARR, WAS BORN IN GREENE CO. HE WAS A VETERAN OF WW----INCOMPLETE.

EDGAR ROBERT DARR, 77 YRS, 4 MO, 18 DAYS, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED FRI AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HE HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH FOR SOME TIME AND HaD BEEN ADMITTED THE DAY BEFORE. FUNERAL SERCVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV FRANCIS VARBLE OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MR. DARR, A SON OF THE LATE ROBERT & MINNIE (WILLIAMS) DARR, WAS BORN IN GREENE CO. HE WAS A VETERAN OF WORLD---INCOMPLETE.

ERNEST W DARR, 69 YRS, 18 DAYS, A LIFE LONG OF JERSEYVILLE DIED WED EVE MAY 3, AT ALTON MEM HOSP. HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE EDWIN & MARY (GREENE) DARR. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, MRS ARDELLA MAY DARR; 3 SONS, BERTRAM DARR OF FIDELITY, DONALD DARR OF ALTON AND ROBERT DARR OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 DAU, NELLIE PRICE; 4 BRO, MELVIN, AMIEL AND IRA DARR OF JERSEYVILLE AND LEO DARR OF ROCKBRIDGE; 8 GRANDCHILDREN AND 11 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

ETHEL M DARR, 81, OF RR 1 MEDORA, DIED AT HER HOME NOV 5. VISITATION WAS AT WARNER-TARGHETTA FUNERAL HOME IN MEDORA. REV FRANCIS VARBLE OFFICIATED AT THE SERVICE NOV 8. BURIAL WILL BE AT KANE CEM. MRS DARR WAS BORN IN CARROLLTON DEC 8, 1896. SHE WAS MARRIED TO FRANCIS DARR ON MARCH 26, 1925 AND THEY HAD RESIDED IN MEDORA SINCE 1944. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF FIDELITY BAPTIST CHURCH AND JERSEY CO HOME EXTENSION SERVICE. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND, 2 SONS, FRANCIS DARR JR, OF GODFREY AND FLOYD E DARR, SHIPMAN; 7 GRANDCHILDREN, 1 G-GRANDSON AND 2 SIS, MRS PEARL HOWARD, ROXANA AND MRS NELLIE ROBINSON, CARROLLTON.

FRANCIS C DARR, SR, 90, FORMERLY OF MEDORA, DIED AT 8:50 PM FRI, JULY 1, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP IN JERSEYVILLE. HE WAS A FARMER, BORN IN GREENE CO, SON OF THE LATE FRANCIS & MINNIE DARR. ON MARCH 26, 1925, HE MARRIED THE FORMER ETHEL M WINTERS, AND SHE DIED NOV 5, 1977. SURVIVING ARE 2 SONS, FRANCIS DARR JR OF GODFREY AND FLOYD DARR OF SHIPMAN; 6 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 8 G-GRANDCHILDREN. A GRANDSON, 1 BRO AND 2 SISTERS PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. VISITATION WAS AT TARGHETTA FUNERAL HOME IN MEDORA, WHERE SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED BY REV EARL CLAGG. BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO SHRINERS HOSP FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, ST LOUIS, MO.

GEORGE “TUFFY” DARR, 77, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED MARCH 5 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HE WAS BORN NOV 13, 1908, IN CARROLLTON TO THE LATE FRED & SARAH (COONROD) DARR. HE MARRIED BEULAH (REXROAT) DARR IN 1938 IN ST CHARLES, MO; SHE DIED APR 29, 1971. HE WAS A RETIRED PIPEFITTER FOR SHELL OIL. SURVIVORS INCLUDE STEPSONS, DONALD EXTES OF E ALTON AND TOM ESTES OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 DAU, BETTY SINGLETON OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 STEP-DAU, HENRIETTA DORSEY OF MORO, MARY BUHS OF CHARLOTTE, MI, AND FRANCES WOODRING OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 SIS, RUTH McCONNELL AND CLEO GRAVES, BOTH OF SANTA ANA, CA; 21 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 24 G-GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION WAS MARCH 7 AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. THE FUNERAL WAS MARCH 8 AT STATE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV RON WOOERUM OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO STATE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.

HAYDEN E DARR, 78, WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT HIS HOME THURS, FEB 19, 1987, AT HIS RESIDENCE. HE WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, A SON OF THE LATE WILLIAM & ELIZABETH (STONE) DARR. IN 1927, IN CARROLLTON, HE MARRIED MARY (WEBER) DARR SHE DIED IN 1949. SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, HENRIETTA OLSON OF WOOD RIVER; 4 SONS, RICHARD AND STANLEY DARR, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE, ROBERT DARR OF E ALTON AND DAVID R DARR OF WASHINGTON, DC; 9 GRANDCHILDREN; 4 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 1 BRO DANIEL DARR OF KANE. VISITATION HELD AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON.REV GORDON HYDE OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO KANE CEM. A CORONER’S INQUEST IS PENDING.

IRA E DARR, 81, OF SHERIDAN ST, JERSEYVILLE DIED MAY 19 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. JACOBY BROS FUNERAL HOME WAS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS AND THE ROSARY WAS RECITED WED EVE. FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED THURS AM BY REVS WILLIAM HEMBROW AND JOHN P DAY AT HOLY GHOST CHURCH. BURIAL WAS IN ST FRANCIS CEM. HIS WIFE, MARY MARIE (BUNSE) DARR, DIED DEC 17, 1970. HE WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO JUNE 1, 1899, A SON OF EDWIN & MARY (GREENE) DARR AND WAS AN IRONER AT INTERNATIONAL SHOE CO OF JERSEYVILLE. HIS SURVIVORS ARE 1 SON, STEWART DARR OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 DAU, MARY CORY, SPRINGFIELD, AND DELORIS FLYNN OF JERSEYVILLE; 4 GRANDCHILDREN AND 7 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 2 BRO, AMIL DARR OF JERSEYVILLE AND LEO DARR OF ROCKBRIDGE. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, WIFE, 1 SON, 2 BRO AND 2 SIS. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO HOLY GHOST CHURCH.

LEO DARR, 91, OF CARROLLTON, DIED AT 8:45 AM SUN, MAY 11, AT REISCH MEM HOME IN CARROLLTON, WHERE HE RESIDED. HE WAS A RETIRED FARMER, BORN IN JERSEY CO, SON OF THE LATE MR & MRS EDWARD DARR. HE MARRIED DORTHEA (FREER) ON JAN 1, 1916, AND SHE DIED APR 15, 1974. NIECES AND NEPHEWS SURVIVE. VISITATION WAS AT AIRMANS HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON WHERE SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED BY REV DON FISHER. BURIAL WAS AT WITT CEM IN ROCKBRIDGE. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO ROCKBRIDGE METHODIST CHURCH.

MARJORIE DARR, 61, DIED AT 10:04 AM THURS, FEB 11, 1988, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. SHE WAS BORN IN JERSEYVILLE DAU OF THE LATE CHARLES & LENA (HAUSHALTER) VAHLE. SHE MARRIED STEWART DARR ON SEPT 11, 1943, IN JERSEYVILLE AND HE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, CONNIE RUSSELL OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 SON GARY DARR OF NOKOMIS; 5 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 1 BRO, LAMAR VAHLE OF JERSEYVILLE. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 1 SIS , CHARLOTTE BRAY; AND 1 BRO, RALPH VAHLE. VISITATION WILL BE 4-9 AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE WHERE PRAYER SERVICE WILL BE SAID AT 7 PM. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE AT 11 AM SAT AT THE FUNERAL HOME WITH REV WILLIAM HEMBROW OFFICIATING . BURIAL WILL BE IN ST FRANCIS CEM IN JERSEYVILLE. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOC.

MARY E DARR, 55, OF CURTIS ST, JERSEYVILLE DIED UNEXPECTEDLY AT 11:05PM MARCH 25 AT ST JOSEPH HOSP IN ALTON. SHE WAS BORN JULY 8, 1923 IN ELDRED, THE DAU OF ERNESR & MYRTLE (HODGERSON) CAMERER. MRS DARR WAS A HOME HEALTH AID FOR JERSEY CO HEALTH DEPT AND HAD FORMERLY BEEN A NURSES’ AID AT JERSEY COMM HOSP FOR 11 YRS. HER SURVIVORS ARE HR HUSBAND, ROBERT DARR; 1 SON, ROBERT J DARR OF MESA, AZ; 2 GRANDCHILDREN; 2 BRO, CARL CAMERER AND GENE CAMERER, BOTH OF CARROLLTON; 5 SISTERS, CLOVER BUSHNELL, ELDRED, ELSIE CURRY, OAKWOOD, IL, EILEEN BOOTH, WHITE HALL, VERA McFAIN JERSEYVILLE AND MARJORIE DYER, ROODHOUSE. HER PARENTS AND 2 BRO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. VISITATION AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE.

MELVIN OTIS DARR, 80, WAS FOUND DEAD AT HIS HOME ON MAPLE AVE AT 9 AM MAY 7. HE WAS A RETIRED JANITER AT THE STATE BANK BUILDING. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD MAY 9, AT 1:30 PM AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV R E GEORGE WILL OFFICIATE, INTERMENT WILL BE IN OAL GROVE CEM. HE WAS BORN JULY 1, 1893 IN JERSEY CO THE SON OF EDWIN & MARY (GREEN) DARR. HE IS SURVIVED BY 3 BRO, LEO DARR OF ROCKBRIDGE AND AMIEL AND IRA DARR OF JERSEYVILLE.

MILDRED ANN DARR, 83, OF WOOD RIVER, DIED AT 9:46 AM WED AUG19, 1987, AT WOOD RIVER TWSP HOSP. BORN IN KJERSEY CO, DAU OF THE LATE GEORGE & MABEL (STONE) SIMPSON, SHE MARRIED JAMES F DARR ON MARCH 12, 1922, IN JERSEYVILLE. HE DIED JAN 6, 1959. SHE AND HER HUSBAND FORMERLY OWNED AND OPERATED DARR’S CONFECTIONARY IN E ALTON. SURVIVING ARE 1 SON, JAMES DARR JR, OF SAN DIEGO, CA; 1 DAU, DORIS J LINK OF WOOD RIVER; 5 GRANDCHILDREN; 9 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 2 BRO, DEAN SIMPSON OF INDIANAPOLIS, IN, AND BILLY SIMPSON OF PHOENIX, AZ; AND 5 SIS, VIOLA ANDERSON OF WRIGHTS, MYRLE WILLIS OF JERSEYVILLE, HAZEL PINKERTON AND HELEN LAUGHLIN, BOTH OF ORLANDO, FLA, AND THELMA CRAIGMILES OF TAVARES, FLA. 2 SIS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH, FAYE TERPENING AND MABEL McCOY. VISITATION HELD AT MARKS MORTUARY IN WOODRIVER. VISITATION WILL CONTINUE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF E ALTON FROM 9 AM UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE AT 11 AM. REV JACK L BROWN WILL OFFICIATE, WITH BURIAL IN ROSE LAWN MEMORY GARDENS IN BETHALTO. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO OPERATION BLESSING OF WOODRIVER OR FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF E ALTON, WHERE SHE WAS A MEMBER.

RACHEL DORTHEA DARR, 78, OF ROCKBRIDGE, DIED APR 15 AT REISCH MEM NURSING HOME, CARROLLTON. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD APR 18, AT 1 PM AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV PAUL PASINWITZ CONDUCTED THE SERICES AND INTERMENT WILL BE IN KWITT CEM. SHE WAS BORN IN GREENE CO ON APR 14, 1896, A DAU OF JOHN & ELIZABETH (TUCKER) FREER. HER HUSBAND LEO DARR SURVIVES. HER PARENTS 3 BRO AND 2 SIS, PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.

ROBERT DARR, 43, DIED AT 12:45 AM MARCH 16, AT GREEN MEADOWS NURSING HOME IN WHITE HALL. SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 3 PM MARCH 18, FROM JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV EVERETT CHAMBERS WILL OFFICIATE AND INTERMENT WILL BE IN OAK GROVE CEM. HE WAS BORN OCT 27, 1932 IN GRAFTON, A SON OS LESLIE M & NELLIE (WAHL) NUGENT. HE RESIDED IN WHITE HALL FOR 4 YRS. HEIS SURVIVORS ARE 1 SIS, NELLIE A PRICE OF JERSEYVILLE; 4 BRO, FREDERICK NUGENT AND DOLALD DARR OF ALTON, MILTON NUGENT OF ST JACOBS AND BERT DARR OF FIDELITY; AND HIS MOTHER, MRS NELLIE SIEK OF JERSEYVILLE.

WILLIAM EDWARD DARR, JR, 70, DIED AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON ON JULY 14. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR THE CARROLLTON RESIDENT WERE HELD AT HIRES FUNERAL HOME IN CARROLLTON, WITH REV JACK BROWN, PASTOR OF KANE BAPTIST CHURCH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN CARROLLTON CITY CEM. MR DARR, SON OF THE LATE MR & MRS WILLIAM DARR, SR, WAS BORN IN GREENE CO. HE WAS A RETIRED CASTING OPERATOR FOR OLIN MATHIESON CORP AND HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF CARROLLTON THE PAST 22 YRS. AT ONE TIME HE MADE HIS HOME IN THE KANE AREA. HE WAS A MEMBER OF PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH AND WESTERNER CLUB. SURVIVING MR DARR ARE HIS WIFE, ICA (WEBER) DARR; 2 SONS, JOHN OF CARROLLTON AND LOYAL OF DENVER, CO; 3 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 2 BRO, HAYDEN AND DANIEL DARR, BOTH OF KANE.

COURTNEY OTTO DAVENPORT, 55 YRS, 9 MO, 25 DAYS, OF CLEVELAND ST, JERSEYVILLE, WAS DOA AT JERSEY COMM HOSP AT 11 AM TUES. HIS HEALTH HAD BEEN IMPAIRED FOR SOMETIME AND HE HAD BEEN HOSPITALIZED ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. REV WILLIAM TURNER WILL OFFICIATE AT FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE HELD AT 3 PM THURS AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. BURIAL WILL BE IN KANE CEM. MR DAVENPORT, A SON OF MRS LYDIA DAVENPORT OF KANE AND THE LATE CHARLES DAVENPORT, WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, DEC 10, 1915. HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A TRUCK DRIVER FOR WIDMAN EXCAVATING CO AND WAS A WW II VETERAN. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, NELLIE DAVENPORT; 1 STEP DAU, MRS GEORGE (BARBARA) FREAND OF JERSEYVILLE; 4 STEP GRANDCHILDREN; HIS MOTHER; 2 SIS, MRS EDNA SPENCER OF COTTAGE HILLS AND MRS LILLIE McADAMS OF CARROLLTON. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER AND 2 BRO, HAROLD AND FLOYD.

Obituary of John N. Davenport
J. N. Davenport was the only son of Peter E. and Nellie Baldock Davenport, born February 12, 1855, near Evona, Ky. Mr. Davenport's mother passed away when he was born.
A few years later his father remarried Mary Cravens and to this union two children were born, Ira, who died in early manhood and Mrs. Sarah Ellen Riggens, deceased.
Mr. Davenport was married to Parlalee Davenport in 1882 and to this union four children were born, two dying in infancy. Wyatt Davenport, of Eldred, and Mrs. Nellie Killam, of Hettick, survive him. Mr. Davenport's wife preceded him in death six years ago, January 12, 1942.
He was a resident of Macoupin county except for 14 years, he resided in Greene county, south of Greenfield. He was a member of the South Fork Baptist church, near Phil, Ky. His membership was transferred to the Palmyra Baptist church after he came to Illinois to live.
Mr. Davenport was a good neighbor, a kind father and a good Christian man.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Palmyra, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Henry Spencer of Murrayville, officiating. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Palmyra, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Henry Spencer of Murrayville, officiating. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Lois Cline and Mrs. Roy Scoggins sang three songs, with Mrs. Mura Fearno accompanying.
Casket bearers were Jesse Standefer, Jeff King, Henry Etter, Sidney Vogel and Hogert Vogel. [30 Jan 1948]

JOHN OTTO DAVENPORT SR, 86, FORMERLY OF JERSEYVILLE DIED JAN 1, AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON. HE DIED ON THE DATE OF HIS 65th ANNIVERSARY. HE AND VERNA (EASTHAM) DAVENPORT WERE MARRIED JAN 1, 1915 IN CARROLLTON. SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED THURS AFT FROM Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV JAMES PEPPER AND REV WARREN BROWN OFFICIATED WITH BURIAL IN JALAPPA CEM NEAR KANE. BORN JUNE 15, 1893 IN OTTERVILLE, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE JOHN W & MARY ELLEN (HILL) DAVENPORT. HE WORKED AT THE JERSEYVILLE ICE PLANT FOR 40 YRS. DAVENPORT WAS A MEMBER OF BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH AND MODERN WOODMAN OF AMERICA. MR & MRS DAVENPORT HAD RESIDED AT MT GILEAD SHELTER CARE HOME NEAR CARROLLTON FPR ABOUT A MONTH. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS DWIFE; 2 DAU, MRS MARY HELEN McHENRY, SPRINGFIELD AND MRS JANE UFER OF ELDRED; 3 SONS, JOHN OTTO JR, CARLINVILLE, WILBUR S, ORLANDO, FL, AND DONALD OF JACKSONVILLE, IL; 10 GRANDCHILDREN; 8 G-GRANDCHILDREN. 2 CHILDREN, 3 SIS AND 4 BRO PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH.

STELLA DAVENPORT, 76 YRS, 1 MO, 9 DAYS, DIED AT 1 :20 PM SUN, NOV 1, AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON FOLLOWING A FEW WKS ILLNESS. THE DECEASED WAS A DAU OF THE LATE HENRY C & MARY (REDDISH) HARMON AND WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO, SEPT 24, 1877. MRS DAVENPORT IS SURVIVED BY 2 DAU, MRS LESTER DABBS AND MRS CARL DEHNER OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 STEP-SON LAVERNE DAVENPORT OF FIELDON; 5 GRANDCHILDREN; 11 G-GRANDCHILDREN, AND 1 G-G-GRANDDAUGHTER, AND 4 SIS, KMRS JOSEPH SLOVER AND MRS LOUIS HOUSEMAN OF JERSEYVILLE, MRS GERTRUDE BLACK OF ELSBERRY, MO, AND MRS ?? G REDSTONE OF MIAMI, FL. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, WED NOV 4, AT 2 PM. REV CARL C MOMAN OFFICIATED, WITH BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEM.

VERNA G DAVENPORT, 91, FORMERLY OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED FEB 2, AT JERSEY COMMUNITY HOSP. SHE HAD RESIDED AT MT GILEAD HOME IN GREENE CO FOR THE PAST 5 YRS. SHE WAS BORN HAN 13, 1894 IN FIDELITY, DAU OF THE LATE URBAN KENNEDY & EMILY JANE (RODELL) EASTHAM. HER HUSBAND, JOHN OTTO DAVENPORT WHOM SHE MARRIED JAN 1, 1915, IN CARROLLTON, DIED JAN 1, 1980 ON THEIR 65TH BIRTHDAY. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 3 SONS, JOHN DAVENPORTJR, CARLINVILLE, WILBUR DAVENPORT, ORLANDO, FL, AND DONALD OF JACKSONVILLE, IL; 2 DAU, MARY HELEN MCHENRY, SPRINGFIELD AND JANE UFER OF ELDRED; 10 GRANDCHILDREN AND 10 G-GRANDCHILDREN. SERVICES WERE HELD TUES AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV JAMES PEPPER AND REV GARY PETERSON OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS JALAPPA CEM NE OF KANE. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO JAPLPPA CEM ASSOC.

CLARENCE DAVIDSON, FORMER GREENE CO RESIDENT, DIED MARCH 6, OF A HEART ATTACK AT HIS HOME IN PUEBLO, CO. FUNERAL AND BURIAL WERE IN PUEBLO. CLARENCE DAVIDSON WAS A SON OF MR & MRS JAMES DAVIDSON, AND WAS BORN NEAR ELDRED, NOV 22, 1876. HE WAS A FARMER AND LIVED HERE UNTIL ABOUT 18 YRS AGO, WHEN HE AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO CO. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, CORA (BUSHNELL) DAVIDSON, AND 2 MARRIED DAUGHTERS, PEARL AND EDITH, BOTH LIVING IN PUEBLO; 5 GRANDCHILDREN, AND 1 SIS, MRS A M EWELL OF CANON CITY, CO. MRS FRED KIRBACH, A NIECE OF THE DECEDENT WENT TO PUEBLO TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL.

HELEN DAVIDSON, 66, OF MAPLE AVE, DIED MARCH 12 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP AFTER A FEW WEEKS ILLNESS. HER HUSBAND, RUSSELL DAVIDSON, DIED MAY 12, 1976. FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT 10 AM TUES AT HOLY GHOST CHURCH WITH FR WILLIAM HEMBROW AS CELEBRANT. BURIAL WAS IN CARROLLTON CEM. SHE WAS BORN JULY 21, 1915 IN GREENE CO, A DAU OF ALVA HAMILTON & MARY ETTA (BRANNAN) (WITT) AND WAS A RADIO DISPATCHER AT JERSEYVILLE POLICE DEPT UNTIL HER RETIREMENT. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 2 SONS, BYRON AND WILLIAM, BOTH OF JERSYVILLE AND 2 GRANDSONS; 3 BRO, BOYD WITT OF VIRGINIA, WALTER WITT OF JERSEYVILLE AND NEAL WITT OF ELDRED. HER HUSBAND, PARENTS AND 3 BRO, PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. VISITATION HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO ONE’S CHOICE.

JASPER DAVIDSON, 78, FORMERLY OF ALTON, DIED MON IN RIVERSIDE, CA, WHERE HE HAD BEEN RESIDING FOR THE PAST 3 YRS. HE WAS BRO OF MARCUS DAVIDSON OF CARROLLTON, WHO’S DEATH OCCURRED LAST FRI. MR DAVIDSON HAD BEEN EMPLOYED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AT FIRST NATIONAL BANK & TRUST CO IN ALTON, BEFORE MOVING TO CA. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE; 1 SON, RAYMOND OF ALTON; AND 3 GRANDCHILDREN. THE BODY WAS RETURNED TO ALTON FOR BURIAL.

JESSIE MAE DAVIDSON, 86, OF ALTON DIED JULY 21, AT CARLINVILLE AREA HOSP. FINAL RITES WERE HELD THURS AFT AT SMITH FUNERAL HOME, ALTON. BURIAL WAS IN UPPER ALTON CEM. SHE WAS BORN APR CO, 1884 IN FIELDON THE DAU OF THE LATE ZEDDOCK & ALICE (BROWN) REDDISH AND AT ONE TIME HAD RESIDED IN ELDRED. SURVIVING ARE A SON, RAY E DAVIDSON OF ALTON; 3 GRANDCHILDREN, 5 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 4 SIS, MRS ETHEL CAMPBELL, MRS MYRTLE SEAGO, AND MRS MILDRED WILLIS, FALL OF ALTON AND REV EDNA WATSON OF BETTENDORF, IA.

Lila H. Davidson, 81, of Eldred died Tuesday, January 17, 1989 at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Born November 12, 1907 in Kampsville, she was the daughter of the late Valentine and Elinor Auer Reiss. She married Irl Davidson December 5, 1922 in St. Louis and he died October 19, 1960. Surviving are three daughters, Mary Lou Lehr of Carrollton, Nina Turnbaugh of Bethalto, Elinor June Taylor of Ramsey; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Wednesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton from 4-8 p.m.
The funeral will be conducted (today) Thursday, January 19, 1989 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Carrollton with Rev. Bill Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Dayton Cemetery near Eldred. Memorials may be made to Boyd Hospital or Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

MAMIE DAVIDSON, 92, OF CARROLLTON DIED FEB 22, AT BOYD MEM HOSP. A DAU OF THE LATE WILLIAM & MARY ANN (BURNS) VARBLE OF GREENE CO. SHE LEAVES 2 GRANDSONS, WILLIAM DAVIDSON OF JERSEYVILLE AND BYRON DAVIDSON, 2 G-GRANDSONS. HER HUSBAND HENRY DAVIDSON, DIED IN 1973. BURIAL AT MT GILEAD CEM, (CARROLLTON)

BEULAH E DAVIS, 66, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED JAN 20 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. SHE WAS BORN IN GREENE CO ON FEB 15, 1910, A DAU OF GEORGE & IDA (WOOLSEY) BROOKS OF JERSEYVILLE. MRS DAVIS WAS EMPLOYED AT RUDOLPHS DEPT STORE FOR 23 YRS. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF JERSEY CO HOME EXT, LADIES BOWLING LEAGUE, JERSEY COMM HOSP AUX AND FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF JERSEYVILLE. HER SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER MOTHER, MRS IDA BROOKS OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 SONS, HUBERT EUGENE AND CLAUDE J (BUZZ) DAVIS OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 DAU, MRS RUSSELL (IDELLA) BRIDGEWATER OF SHIPMAN, MRS WILLIAM (FLOIS) PARISH OF GRAFTON AND MRS WILLIAM (SANDRA) KLUNK OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 BRO, VIRGIL BROOKS, TRUMAN BROOKS AND GEORGE P BROOKS OF JERSYVILLE; 1 SIS, MRS SULLIVAN (WILMA) WILLISON OF ARCOLA; 20 GRANDCHILDREN; 11 G-GRANDCHILDREN. HER HUSBAND WILLIAM CLAUDE DAVIS, DIED NOV 10, 1976. VISITATION SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. ON JAN 23, SERVICES WERE HELD AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BY REV EVERETT CHAMBERS. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO AMERICAN CANCER SOC AND FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDING FUND.

CHARLES A DAVIS, 55, DIED AT HOME IN KANE, APPARENTLY SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK. FUNERAL FROM METHODIST CHURCH IN KANE, REV J B RAVENCROFT OFFICIATED. BURIAL IN KELLER CEM. HE LEAVES HIS WIFE, 1 SON, AND 2 DAU. MRS L W SUNDERLAND WAS A SIS TO MR DAVIS.

CHARLES A DAVIS, 70 YRS, 5 MO, 11 DAYS, OF FIDELITY, DIED SUN AM, OCT 10, AT THE HOME OF MRS VICTORIA JACKSON IN KANE WHERE HE HAD RESIDED THE PAST 3 MO. MR DAVIS HAD SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK SOME TIME AGO BUT HIS CONDITION WAS NOT CONSICEREC SERIOUS. HE BECAME ILL EARLY SUN AM AND DIED BEFORE MEDICAL AID ARRIVED. HE WAS BORN IN BOONE CO, MO, APR 29, 1884. HIS WIFE, RUTH (DOYLE) DAVIS, PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. MR DAVIS IS SURVIVED BY: 7 SONS, CLYDE OF PIASA, ALBERT OF GRANITE CITY, WILBERT AND CHARLES L OF JERSEYVILLE, CLAUDE OF SPRINGFIELD, JAMES AND CLARENCE DAVIS; 2 DAU, MRS DOROTHY KEYS OF ROODHOUSE AND MRS VIOLA SCHOFIELD OF ALTON; 1 BRO, T H DAVIS OF WRIGHT CITY, MO AND 1 SIS, MRS TRUDY MILLER OF WOOD RIVER. SERVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE OCT 1 2. REV WOODROW SCHUTZ OF ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS OFFICIATED AND---INCOMPLETE--.

DOROTHY DAVIS, 58 YRS, 2 MO, 4 DAYS, WIFE OF VIRGIL DAVIS, DIED WED AM OCT 28, AT THEIR HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV CARLTON G CHRISTENSON, PASTOR OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OFFICIATED AT THE FINAL RITES AND INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MRS DAVIS WAS A DAU OF HENRY & ELLEN (HOLMES) CROW OF KANE AND WAS BORN IN GREENE CO ON AUG 24, 1912. SHE HAD RESIDED IN JERSEYVILLE SINCE 1946 AND SHE HAD BELONGED TO THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. SURVIVING IN ADDITION TO HER HUSBAND AND PARENTS ARE 2 DAU, MRS MAURICE (BETTY) TONSOR AND MRS DONALD (MARIAN) GROSS OF JERSEYVILLE, 1 BRO, HARLOLD CROW OF JERSEYVILLE, 3 SIS, MRS LOUIE (ADA) MATTIS AND MRS GEORGE (MAVIS) BROOKS OF JERSEYVILLE AND MRS WILBERT (VIVIAN) TRUE OF EDWARDSVILLE AND 7 GRANDCHILDREN.

ELIAZBETH DAVIS, 87, DAU OF SAMUEL AND ELIZABETH RIGGS, WAS BORN IN HEIGHSTOWN, NJ JUNE 28, 1817. SHE MARRIED ABIHA DAVIS, DEC 16, 1835 AND MOVED TO ILL . THEY SETTLED NEAR PEKIN IN TAZEWELL CO. IN 1838 THE MOVED TO GREENE CO ON A FARM ADJOINING THE BENJAMIN RIGGS FARM, WHEN THE RED MAN STILL ROAMED THE PRAIRIE OF IL AND BEFORE JERSEYVILLE HAD A GIVEN NAME AS A TOWN. A FEW YRS LATER MR DAVIS BUILT HIS HOME OPPOSITE THE WOODLAWN ADDITION, NOW OF THE CITY OF JRSEYVILLE. THEY WERE PARENTS OF 8 CHILDREN: HENRY DAVIS NOW OF DENVER, CO; MRS ELIZABETH LEWIS, WIDDOW OF THE LATE FORD LEWIS, SHE IS THE ELDEST GIRL BABY, BORN IN JERSEYVILLE, NOW LIVING , AND THE 2nd IF NOT THE 1st BABY AFTER JERSEYVILLE WAS NAMED; MRS H V SWALLOW OF DENVER, CO; MRS EMILY HARRIS OF DENVER, CO; MRS MARYETTA HUTCHISON OF DENVER, CO, WHO DIED OCT 6, 1904, SAMUEL HOWARD DAVIS DIED IN INFANCY; MRS ELENORA KIRBY OF SPRINGFIELD, IL; SARAH AGUSTA DAVIS NOW IN CA. MRS DAVIS BELONGED TO PRESTBYTERIAN CHURCH. HER HUSBAND ABIJAH DAVIS DIED JULY 24, 1872. 1 SON AND 1 DAU PRECEDED HER; LEAVING 1 SON AND 5 DAU, 8 GRANDCHILDREN, 3 G-GRANDCHILDREN. FOR THE PAST 3 YRS SHE HAS BEEN IN DENVER CITY. FUNERAL FROM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, REV S CATT AND DR M C WILLIAMS OF ST LOUIS, OFFICIATING.

Final rites for Harry Earl Davis, 80, a retired farmer of Route 2, Jerseyville were held Tuesday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Earl D. Clagg officiating, interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. His death occurred at 4:00 a.m. on April 1 at his residence. He was born May 6, 1891 a son of Edward I. and Mary Clark Davis of Jersey County. Mr. Davis was a member of the Western Club in Alton. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Hiley Marshall Davis; two daughters, Mrs. August Breitweiser of Shipman and Mrs. Orville Tanke of Medora and three sons, Harry ?. Davis and Roger ?. Davis of Jerseyville and Robert ?. Davis of Brighton and 11 grandchildren. [06 Apr 1972]

John P. Davis Found Dead
John Palmer Davis, next youngest of eight children born to William K. and Ellen Palmer Davis was born in Macoupin county, Illinois August 4 1869.
He was married to Ella B. Baird who lives in Alton, in 1891. He was survived by three children, Mrs. H. L. Hardin of Carlinville, Mrs. Marie Long of Chicago, and one son, Jesse, of Alton; Also by two brothers, Rollen Davis of Fayette, and Frank Davis, of Carlinville.
For the past few years Mr. Davis has been residing in Greenfield until last Thursday night when he moved back to his farm in Western Mound Township in Macoupin County. Sanford Spees formerly of this vicinity was living with Mr. Davis. On Monday night, July 26, Mr. Spees said that they had retired early and that he awoke at midnight and Mr. Davis was gone. He hunted in the yard and not finding him thought he might have gone to some neighbor farm. Mr. Spees started at daylight to look for Mr. Davis and found him about a quarter mile south of the David home lying on his side on the edge of a cornfield in mud and water. Coroner Russell Butler, of Macoupin County, held an inquiry and returned a verdict of coronary thrombosis. Mr. Davis’ body was brought to Shields Memorial Home in Greenfield.
Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church in Fayette on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. [30 Jul 1948]

LOUIS LEE DAVIS, 67, YRS, 10 MO, 6 DAYS, A FARMER RESIDING NE OF JERSYVILLE ON RR 2, DIED AT JERSEY COMM HOSP THURS AFT, NOV 1. HE HAD BEEN ILL ONLY A FEW DAYS. MR DAVIS WAS A SON OF STHE LATE EDWARD & MARY (CLARK) DAVIS, AND WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO, DEC 25, 1888. THE DECEDENT WAS A VETERAN OF WW I. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, MARTHA DAVIS; 2 DAU, LOIS LEE DAVIS, A TEACHER AT JERSEY COMM HIGH, AND RUTH VIRGINIA DAVIS, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 SON, CHARLES E DAVIS OF ROCKBRIDGE; 3 GRANDCHILDREN; 1 BRO, HARRY E DAVIS OF JEREYVILLE, AND 1 SIS, MRS CLARENCE BROWN OF KANE. SERVICES WERE HELD AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ON SUN NOV 4 BY REV CARL C MOMAN. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. ARRRANGEMENTS WERE BY JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE.

MARTHA C DAVIS, 94, DIED FRI JAN 16, 1987, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP, AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS. SHE WAS BORN IN NEWMANSVILLE, DAU OF THE LATE DR CHARLES AND DOROTHY (CARVER) MATHEWS. SHE MARRIED LOUIS LEE DAVIS ON FEB 11, 1920, IN JACKSONVILLE AND HE DIED IN NOV 1956. SURVIVING ARE 1 SON, CHARLES E DAVIS OF KANE; 2 DAU, LOIS DAVIS AND RUTH DAVIS, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 4 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 4 G-GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION WAS HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. SERVICES WILL BE HELD THERE ON MON WITH JOHN WILSON OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE AT OAK GROVE CEM.

Died at C.H. Waters six miles east of Jerseyville, Tuesday, May 22nd at three o’clock, of old age, Samuel Davis in the 90th year of his age. The funeral was held Thursday at the residence at 10 o’clock, Rev. J.A. Scarritt officiating. The pall bearers were Joseph Campbell, John Barringer, John Fink, Robert Wilder, Freeman J. Maines and Caleb Post.
Samuel Davis was born in Rowan county, North Carolina, July 8th 1798. He was married to Miss Mary Clifford, July 20th, 1824 and together they emigrated to this state Jan. 1st 1830. By this union they have had a family of eight children, four of whom are living. They both united with the Methodist Episcopal church in 1837. His companion was called away Nov. 17th 1875, he surviving her until May 22nd 1888. He was a kind and affectionate husband and father and leaves thirty-nine grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and a host of friends and acquaintances who mourn his loss. [Jersey County Democrat 31 May 1888]

Mrs. Elizabeth Ely Davison, aged resident of Jerseyville, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maude Nelson, in this city, Tuesday noon, Nov. 11th, following a short illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Davison became ill Friday noon, and for three days her condition was critical, finally resulting in her death.
The deceased is the daughter of the late George I. and Jane Thompson Ely, pioneer residents of Jersey County, and was born in Jerseyville, December 19, 1847. At the time of her death she had attained the advanced age of 82 years.
In 1868, at the age of 22 years, Mrs. Davison united with the First Presbyterian Church of this city, and has since retained that membership, although she has been unable to attend services for many years. On January 21, 1874, she was united in marriage with Lewis Potter Davison, and to this union one child was born, Mrs. Maude Nelson. Mr. Davison died twenty-four years ago.
Besides her daughter, the deceased is survived by one grandchild, Arch D. Nelson. She was the last member of a family of ten children to die, two sisters, Mrs. John A. Shephard and Mrs. Clarence Davison having died in the past two years.
Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian Church, Thursday November 13th, at 2:30 o’clock, with Rev. Harrold S. Farrill officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. [13 Nov 1930]

ARTHUR R DAWDY, 59, OF DOW DIED JULY 29. FUNERAL FROM GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEM. BORN IN HILLVIEW NOV 21, 1922, SON OF JOHN & BERTHA (HUGHES) DAWDY AND WORKED IN LANDSCAPE DEPT AT PRINCIPIA COLLEGE FOR 27 YRS. HE LEAVES HIS WIFE, IRMA (PRICE) DAWDY, WHOM HE MARRIED NOV 21, 1942 IN JERSEYVILLE; 1 SON, RICHARD OF GODFREY, 2 DAU, JUDITH HATTON OF BETHALTON AND LINDA PYLES OF DOW, 1 BRO, WILLIAM OF HILLVIEW, 1 SIS, FRANCES CUMMINGS OF DOW, STEP MOTHER, DORA DAWDY; 1 STEP BRO, GEORGE ALEXANDER AND 1 STEP SIS, EVA CUMMINGS ALL OF DOW; 4 GRANDCHILDREN.

DAVID DAWDY, 34, DIED WED, JULY 13, 1988, AT WHITE HALL HOSP. BORN IN CARROLLTON, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE RUSSELL & EVA MAE (TALLEY) DAWDY. SURVIVING ARE 2 SIS, URMADENE ALBERS OF HILLVIEW AND GUY LA CAMDEN OF SALEM, MO; 1 BRO, EMIL DAWDY OF JERSEYVILLE. 1 BRO RUSSELL DAWDY PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. VISITATION AT AIRSMAN-HIRES FUNERAL HOME, WHITE HALL. BURIAL IN PINE TREE CEM IN PATTERSON.

EMIL OWEN DAWDY, JR, 22, OF ST LOUIS DIED FEB 16, AT ST LOUIS UNIV HOSP. HE WAS BORN DEC 13, 1963, AT FT LEONARD WOOD, MO, SON OF EMILO DAWDY, SR OF JERSEYVILLE AND MARY E (BRUNK) DAWDY OF ST LOUIS. HE WAS MANAGER OF A&M CYCLE CO IN ST LOUIS. SURVIVORS IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS, INCLUDE STEPMOTHER DARLENE DAWDY OF JERSEYVILLE; FIANCE CYNTHIA DUNN OF ST LOUIS; BRO AARON DAWDY OF ST LOUIS; 3 HALF BRO, RICK DAWDY OF LAS VEGAS, NV; MELVIN DAWDY OF SPRINGFIELD, IL, AND CHRISTOPHER DAWDY OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 STEP BRO, SHAWN McCLAIN OF LAS VEGAS; 3 HALF SIS, TREENA DAWDY OF SPRINGFIELD, IL, MISTI DAWDY AND TASHA DAWDY, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 STEP SIS, MANDI MONTGOMERY OF HOUSTON, TX AND WENDY MILLER OF JERSEYVILLE; MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER MARION C BRUNK OF WORCHESTER, MASS; AND PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS RUSSELL AND EVA MAY DAWDY OF WHITE HALLL. FUNERAL FROM GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV JOY SETTLES OFFICIATED WITH BURIAL IN PINE TREE CEM, PATTERSON.

JOHN W DAWDY, 80 YRS, 4 MO, 5 DAYS, RITIRED FARMER OF DOW, DIED WED DEC 30 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. FINAL RITES WERE HELD SAT JAN 2 AT Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV WILLIAM TURNER OFFICIATED, WITH INTERMENT IN KOAK GROVE CEM. MR DAWDY WAS A SON OF THE LATE JAMES & LAURA V (KING) DAWDY AND WAS BORN AT HILLVIEW ON AUG 25, 1890. SURVIVORS ARE HIS DWIFE, DORA (KELLEY) DAWDY OF DOW, 3 SONS, WILLIAM H DAWDY OF HILLVIEW, JOHN H DAWDY OF ALSIP AND AUTHUR R DAWDY OF DOW; 1 DAU, MRS GEORGE (FRANCES) CUMMINGS, SR, OF DOW; 1 STEPSON, GEORGE F ALEXANDER OF DOW; 1 STEP DAU, MRS CHESTER (EVA) CUMMINGS OF DOW; 1 SIS, MRS JOHN ROEN OF ROCKFORD; 20 GRANDCHILDREN AND 12 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

RUSSELL DAWDY, 80, FORMERLY OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED FRI JAN 23, 1987 AT PASSAVANT HOSP IN JACKSONVILLE. HE WAS BORN IN ELDRED, SON OF THE LATE OWEN & CECIL (BRYANT) DAWDY. HE MARRIED EVA MAE (TALLEY) DAWDY ON SEPT 30, 1945, IN CARROLLTON. SHE DIED SEPT 16, 1986. SURVIVING ARE 2 DAU, URMADENE ALBERS OF HILLVIEW AND GUYLA CAMDEN OF SALEM, MO; 2 SONS, EMIL DAWDY OF JERSEYVILLE AND DAVID DAWDY OF WHITEHALL; 14 GRANDCHILDREN; 16 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 3 SIS, GLENNA ROGERS OF ROODHOUSE, AND EILEEN GRAFTON AND STELLA KESINGER, BOTH OF WHITEHALL. SERVICE AND VISITATION AT AIRSMAN-HIIRES FUNERAL HOME, WHITE HALL. BURIAL WAS IN PINE TREE CEM AT PATTERSON.

Mrs. Earnest Dawson
Nora Idalla, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Elder Overbey, was born in Deland, Illinois, October 4, 1875, and died at the Our Savior hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois on Tuesday, March 23, 1948, at 11:40 p.m., aged 72 years, 5 months and 19 days.
She was married to Earnest B. Dawson March 5, 1902, who survives besides one daughter, Mrs. Stanley Ford, of this city. They resided on a farm east of this city and she has been a patient at the hospital for six weeks.
Three brothers and four sisters survive, Lester Overbey, of this city, Albert and Elmer Overbey of St. Louis, Mrs. D. B. Coogan, St. Louis, Mrs. Eva Lawson, Mrs. Lizzie David and Miss Minnie Overbey, of this city. She was a member of the local Baptist church where funeral services were conducted on Thursday March 25, 1948, at 2:30 o'clock '.m. Rev. Don P. Hawkins officiating.
Mrs. H. Frank Greer and Mrs. Jesse Wilhite sand and Mrs. James W. Martin was the accompanist. The pallbearers were Thomas Harvey, Harold and Clayton Ford, Lewis Scott and George Arras.

John Day, a prominent farmer of Jersey County, died at his home six miles east of Jerseyville, Monday morning, Nov. 10th, at 10:50 o’clock following an illness of many months duration. At the time of his death, he was aged 58 years, 9 months and 20 days.
The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah G. Day, three sons, Lloyd J., Leo and Charles, and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Loy, all of Jerseyville; his mother, Mrs. Thomas Day, one brother, Thomas Day, Jr., and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Reynolds of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Emma Burris of Seattle, Washington.
Funeral services will be held from the Bethel Baptist church, east of Jerseyville, Friday, November 14th at 1:30 p.m. Rev. William Johnson will officiate and interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. [13 Nov 1930]

MARY C “SIS” DAY, 89, DIED SUN AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. SHE WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO, DAU OF THE LATE JAMES V & MARY (NORRIS) HUGHES. SHE MARRIED REGINALD DAY AND HE DIED IN AUG 1974. SHE IS SURVIVIED BY 2 SIS, CLYDA DANIELS AND LUCY HOFFNER, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE. ALSO PRECEDING HER IN DEATH WERE 3 SIS AND 6 BRO. VISITATION AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE WHERE THE EASTERN STAR SERVICES BY EASTERN STAR ELIZFABETH CHAPT #17. THE FUNERAL SEVICES WERE CONDUCTED WED AT THE FUNERAL HOME, REV V CLAY NOAH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN KANE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE SHE WAS A MEMBER.

REGINALD F DAY, 72, OF 308 ARCH ST, JERSEYVILLE, DIED AUG 15, AT GARNET CHATEAU. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SAT AUG 17, FROM GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV CLARENCE CLARK OF HETTICK OFFICIATED, WITH INTERMENT IN KANE CEM. A RETIRED FARMER, HE WAS BORN IN ENGLAND ON DEC 8, 1901. MR DAY WAS A MEMBER OF KANE MASONIC LODGE, A PAST PATRON OF THE EASTERN STAR LODGE OF KANE, AND WAS A MEMBER OF BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH. HIS SURVIVORS ARE: HIS WIFE, MARY C (HUGHES) DAY; 5 BRO, CYRAL AND FREDERICK OF CALIFORNIA, VICTOR, GEORGE AND JOHN OF ENGLAND; AND 1 SIS, NANCY DAY OF ENGLAND. VISITATION AND MASONIC SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE.

MRS MARY DeARCY (D’ARCY), 85, ANOTHER OLD SETTLER HAS BEEN CALLED FROM THE SCENES OF AN ACTIVE LIFE ON EARTH TO THE GREAT HERE AFTER. MARY CAME TO IL WITH HER HUSBAND, DR E A D’ARCY IN 1833. JERSEY CO WAS YET A PART OF GREENE CO AND ALMOST AN UNBROKEN WASTE OF PRAIRIE. THEY MADE THEIR HOME AT A POINT NOW ABOUT MIDWAY BETWEEN JERSEYVILLE AND KANE ON THE BANKS OF A STREAM, WHICH HAS SINCE BORNE THE NAME D’ARCY’S BRANCH. AT THAT TIME JERSEYVILLE WAS UNBORN AND THERE WAS NO POSTOFFICE BETWEEN KANE AND DELHI. MRS D’ARCY WAS A LADY OF RARE AMIABILITY WHICH ENDEARED HER TO ALL PERSONS WITH WHOM SHE WAS ACQUAINTED. SHE RESIDED IN JERSEY CO UNTIL TO DEATH OF HER DAU, MRS P D CHENEY, IN 1877, WHEN SHE RETURNED TO NJ, THE PLACE OF HER BIRTH, TO END HER DAYS AMID THE SCENES OF HER CHILDHOOD. SHE DIED AUG 12, 1887 AND HER HUSBAND, DR D’ARCY DIED IN APR OF 1863.

CHARLES L DEHNE, 27, OF CHICAGO, A FORMER RESIDENT OF JRSEYVILLE, DIED MON JAN 7, IN THE ILLINOIS MASONIC HOSP IN CHICAGO WHERE HE HAD BEEN ADMITTED FOR TREATMENT ON SUN EVE. THE BODY WAS BROUGHT TO JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, WHERE FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD JAN 10. REV EARL DICKEY, PASTOR OF FIRST METHODIST CHURCH, IS OFFICIATING AND INTERMENT WILL BE IN OAK GROVE. THE DECEDENT WAS A SON OF FRANK & IDA (LUEKING) DEHNE, AND WAS BORN JAN 19, 1929. DEHNE HAD LIVED IN CHICAGO FOR THE PAST 4 ½ YRS AND WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF MOTOROLA, INC SURVIVING HIM ARE HIS PARENTS OF HILLVIEW, AND 1 SON CARL DEHNE, OF JERSEYVILLE.

Delaney, Emeline Alpine Mathews
Emeline, daughter of David and Caroline Alpine, was born in Richwoods Township Jersey County, IL March 8, 1835 and closed her eyes in the sleep of death in Hardin, Tuesday August 11, 1903 at 1: 15 P.M having attained the age of 68 years, 5 months and 3 days.
The deceased was united in marriage September 16, 1854 at Hardin to Elijah Matthews. To this union were born seven sons and four daughters, of whom two sons and one daughter preceded the mother to the grave. One son resides in Oklahoma, four sons and one daughter in Calhoun and two daughters in Jersey County.
Her whole life was spent in Jersey until August, 1868 when she was married to Gabriel Delaney in Calhoun, and this County has been her home since.
Mrs. Delaney united with the Christian Church in Jersey County about thirty years ago.
She was one of the six sisters of whom only one remains. She was quite frail and yet has done much hard work. For three years she has been ailing and during more than the last nine months of that time has been practically bedfast, and has spent much of that time in suffering, which pain her children endeavored to ease by their kindly ministrations.
The remains were taken to Rosedale for burial Wednesday... The Rev. Jas. R. (Sager)....

John Henry Delonay was born in St. Charles County, Mo. May 1, 1843 and died in Batchtown February 28, 1906. The early youth of the deceased was spent in the cities of St. Louis and St. Charles, MO. He came with his father's family to Calhoun County, Illinois in 1850, his father engaged in farming near Meppen. He assisted his father and neighbors in farming until August 1862, when at the age of 19 he ______ enlisted ______military company that was recruited in this County by Capt. John Nairn and others. This was the famous Company C. of the 97th Illinois Regiment that continued in service until the close of the war in 1865. After his discharge from the Army at the end of the war, deceased returned to this County where he resided until his death. In January 1862, deceased joined the Christian Church during the ministration of Elder Forman of Pike County, IL and was baptized a few days later by Rev. Henry Maynard. He was in full fellowship in that church up to his departure for the Army but since his return was not identified with any religious organization. On February 17, 1874, deceased was married to Mrs. Olive Sears of near Batchtown who survives him. To this union seven children were born, four girls and three boys, all of whom survive their father except one who died in infancy. The funeral was from the Batchtown M.E. Church to the Wilson Cemetery on the afternoon of March 1st. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Tribble.
The bereaved family has sympathy of all.

ERNEST C DELP, 68, OF W MULBERRY JERSEYVILLE DIED AUG 11, AT ST JOSEPH HOSP IN ALTON. SERVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. WOODROW SCHUTZ OF COTTAGE HILLS OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE. DELP WAS A RETIRED ELECTRICIAN FROM DUNCAN FOUNDRY. HE WAS BORN ON MAY 28, 1909 IN MORGAN CO, A SON OF CHARLES & BIRDIE (LEGATE) DELP. HIS SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIDOW, BEULAH (KRAUSHAAR) DELP; 5 SONS, ROBERT L, FIELDON, DONALD M BRIGHTON, FONALD E AND RICHARD D OF JERSEYVILLE AND ERNEST E OF KANE; 4 DAU, MRS DEAN (DORIS) WOOLSEY AND MRS RUTH ANN NEWTON OF JERSEYVILLE, MRS GERALD (BRENDA) KEFFER OF BRIGHTON; 30 GRANDCHILDREN AND 9 G-GRANDCHILDREN AND 1 BRO, H??? OF FIELDON.

ROBERT LAVERNE DELP, 61, FORMERLY OF FIELDON, DIED FRI AND 24, 1992, AT HIS RESIDENCE. HE WAS AN ELECTRICAL SUPERVISOR WITH GRFTON BOAT WORKS AND DUNCAN FOUNDRY, RETIRING IN 1985, AND A US ARMY KOREAN WAR VETERAN. BORN JAN 1, 1931, IN FIELDON HE WAS A SON OF BEULAH (KRAUSHAAR) DELP FRYMAN OF JERSEYVILLE AND THE LATE ERNEST DELP. HIS WIFE, JOANN (HOWLAND) DELP PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. HE MARRIED OLLIE M (ONTIS) MOY DELP, NOV 10, 1979, IN JERSEYVILLE. SHE SURVIVES. IN ADDITION TO HIS WIFE AND MOTHER, HE IS SURVIVED BY 2 DAU, DEBRA LAIRD OF HARTVILLE, MO, AND ROBERTA DELP OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 SONS, CLINTON DELP OF HOISINGTON, KAN, AND TY DELP OF GODFREY; 2 STEPDAU, BARBARA WONG OF GODFREY AND TERESA WOODRUFF OF ROCK FALLS; 2 STEPSONS, DAVID MOY OF GODFREY AND KEVIN MOY STATIONED AT REESE AIR FORCE BASE, LUBBOCK, TX; 6 GRANDCHILDREN; 7 STP GRANDCHILDREN; 3 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 4 SIS, DORIS WOOLSEY AND RUTH BRITT, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE, BRENDA KEEFER OF KANE AND PATTI KREEF OF BOWLING GREEN, KY; 4 BRO, DONAL DELP OF BRIGHTON, RONALD DELP AND ERNEST “BUTCH” DELP, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE AND RICHARD DELP OF BRANSON, MO; AND HIS STEP FATHER, LES FRYMAN OF JERSEYVILLE. 1 GRANDSON PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

DENNIS DEPPER, 35, DIED NOV 7, 1988 AT BARNES HOSP IN ST LOUIS, FOLLOWING A BRIEF ILLNESS. DEPPER, WHO HAD TAUGHT SCHOOL SINCE 1981, HAD BEEN EMPLOYED BY NORTHWESTERN SCHOOL DIST AT PALMYRA THE PAST 4 YRS. BORN IN CARROLLTON, HE WAS THE SON OF HAROLD DEPPER OF DELHI & IRENE (STARNER) DEPPER OF JERSEYVILLE. IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS, SURVIVORS ARE 1 BRO, MAURICE DEPPER OF HILLSBORO; 2 SIS, SANDRA THOMPSON OF GODFREY AND LISA DEPPER OF JERSEYVILLE; AND HIS PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, LOLA CALAME OF ALTON. VISITATION WAS HELD AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. SERVICES WERE AT THE FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH IN JERSEYVILLE. REVS FRANK MARSHALL AND RON WOODRUM OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO THE CHURCH WHERE MR DEPPER WAS A MEMBER.

EDWARD PEARL DEPPER, 65 YRS, 7 MO, 21 DAYS, DIED NOV 20. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE, NOV 23. THE GRAFTON RESIDENT WAS BORN IN CALHOUN CO, MARCH 25, 1894, A SON OF THE LATE HENRY J & CAROLINE (VOLKERT) DEPPER. UNTIL HIS HEALTH FAILED HE HAD FOLLOWED THE CARPENTRY TRADE. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, LUCY DEPPER; 1 DAU, MRS ORVILLE HOELSCHER OF GODFREY; 3 SONS, EDWARD R DEPPER OF FIFELDON, RICHARD DEPPER OF UTICA, MI, AND JAMES DEPPER OF RED BUD; 3 SIS, MRS MAX ZIMMERMAN OF GRAFTON, MRS GEORGE GRIZZLE OF JERSEYVILLE, AND MRS WILBUR WILLIAMS OF ROCKBRIDGE, 10 GRANDCHILDREN AND 5 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

JOHN “JACK” WILLIAM DEPPER, 83, OF BETHALTO CARE CENTER DIED JUNE 27, AT WOOD RIVER TWSP HOSP. SERVICES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. ORLEN LANE OFFICIAATED AND BURIAL WAS IN HARTFORD CEM, GRAFTON. HE WAS BORN SEPT 4, 1894 IN GRAFTON, A SON OF JOHN F & OPHELIA (QUAIL) DEPPER AND HAD FORMERLY WORKED IN A SAW MILL. HIS SURVIVORS ARE 2 BRO, EDWARD H OF JERSEYVILLE AND FRED DEPPER OF LOUISIANA, MO, 1 HALF BRO, JOSEPH SCOULTE OF TENN AND 1 SIS, MRS MINNIE E WISE OF GREENFIELD.

Kane – Harry “Hap” DeShasier, 77, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 1993, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He worked for more than 20 years at Weherly Implement Co. in Kane, was past Kane Township road commissioner and was a member of the Kane City Council.
Born in Belltown Oct. 1, 1915, he was a son of the late Harry C. and Josephine (Seimer) DeShasier.
He married the former Dorothy Roewe in Carrollton Aug 10, 1940. She died April 11, 1987.
Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Brinker of Murrayvile and Barb Gowin of Carrollton; a son, David DeShasier of Carrolton; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Evelyn Lakin of Berdan and Louise Shaw of White Hall.
A grandson, Craig Gowin, and two brothers, Harold and Charles DeShasier, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Revs. William Hembrow and Chuck Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.

MRS JOSEPHINE DESHASIER OF CARROLLTON, DIED JUNE 16, AT GREENE MEADOWS NURSING HOME IN WHITE HALL, WHERE SHE HAD RESIDED SINCE 1973. BORN MARCH 28, 1889 IN GREENE CO, SHE WAS A DAU OF JOHN & LOUISA (WEBBER) SEIMER. HER HUSBAND, HARRY DESHASIER, DIED IN 1931. SURVIVING ARE 2 DAU, EVELYN LAKIN OF BERDAN AND LOUISE SHAW OF WHITE HALL; 3 SONS, HAROLD EDSHASIER OF GRANITE CITY, CAHRLES DESHASIER OF WHITE HALL AND HARRY DESHASIER OF NE; 36 GRANDCHILDREN, AND SEVERAL GREAT AND G-G-GRANDCHILDREN. 2 BRO AND 2 SIS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. SHE WAS EMPLOYED AS A COOK AT BOYD MEM HOSP UNTIL HER RETIREMENT IN 1971. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO BELLTOWN CEM OR ST JOHN’S CHURCH.

1915 Mrs. Mary Jane DeShazer of Roodhouse, born Oct 10, 1846, at Carrollton, passed away Mar 14, being survived by two children, three sisters, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

ADAM H DESHERLIA, 69, OF R 4, WHO HAD SERVED AS CHIEF OF POLICE FOR 10 YRS, DIED AT ST ANTHONY HOSP, ALTON FOLLOWING A LENGTHY ILLNESS. UNTIL RETIRING IN 1976, DESHERLIA HAD ALSO SERVED AS JERSEY CO DEPT SHERIFF FOR 8 YRS AND JERSEY CO SHERIFF FOR 4 YRS. THE WW II VETERAN WAS BORN IN DEER PLAIN, A SON OF THE LATE STEPHEN AND ANNA (BESAW) DESHERLIA. ON NOV 4, 1978, HE MARRIED RUTH (AYERS) DESHERLIA AND SHE SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 3 DAU, BEVERLY GREENLEE AND DOTTIE MAY KOENIG BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE, AND HENRIETTA KLUNK OF KANE; 1 STEPSON, GORDON HUGHES OF ST CHARLES, MO; 1 STEPDAU, MARY BETH SEWING OF MT OLIVE; 8 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 2 G-GRANDCHILDREN. VISITATION WAS FROM GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. A MASONIC SERVICE WAS HELD BY LODGE 394 AF & AM. SERRVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT THE FUNERAL HOME WITH REV SIMON A SIMON OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN SCENIC HILL CEM, WHERE AMERICAN LEGION POST 492 CONDUCTED MILITARY RITES. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO ILLINOIS SHERIFF ASSOC.

Charles Curtis DeSherlia, 9 year old son of Charles and Catherine Blaney DeSherlia, was drowned in the Illinois River not far from Grafton Sunday afternoon while swimming with a number of other children of the Grafton vicinity.
Sunday afternoon the boy expressed a desire to learn to swim and entered the water of the river in company with Romie Womack, Leslie McCann and Alfred Calvin. The three named completed their swimming for the afternoon and got out of the water. The DeSherlia boy expressed the desire to continue in the water as he wanted to acquire further information relative to swimming.
The child got out too far from shore and got caught in the current of the river. He was carried by the current and began drifting down stream.
The boys on the shore threw a log to him in an effort to save the child. The boy was unable to reach the log and drowned. The boy’s death occurred about three o’clock. An hour later his body was recovered from the water.
Coroner Brewster held an inquest at Grafton Monday morning. The jury returned a verdict of death from accidental drowning.
At the time of his untimely death, Charles Curtis DeSherlia was 9 years, 5 months and 6 days of age. Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday, June 30 at 1:00 p.m. Interment was in the Deerplain Cemetery in Calhoun County. The child is survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. [Jersey County News 02 Jul 1931]

AGNES BERNICE DEVENING, 66, OF FIELDON DIED JUNE 22, AT ST JOHN’S MERCY HOSP. BORN MAY 4, 1908 IN BLUFFDALE SHE WAS THE DAU OF NICHOLAS & GERTRUDE (COMBES) GOSHORN. HER HUSBAND PEARL DEVENING DIED IN 1968. VISITATION AND FUNERAL WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV LEONARD TODD OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN GUNTERMAN CEM. SURVIVORS ARE 1 SON, CHARLES DEVENING OF TACOMA, WASH; 2 DAU, MRS HENRY (LENA) GOEMAN OF FIELDON AND MRS TERRY (JOAN) IRVIN OF CENTRALIA; 12 GRANDCHILDDREN; 8 G-GRANDCHILDREN AND 1 BRO WILLIAM GOSHORN OF SUMMERVILLE, SC. HER PARENTS, HUSBAND, 2 BRO, AND 2 SIS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.

EMMA CAROLINE DEVENING, 91 YRS, 7 MO, 6 DAYS, OF KANE, DIED FEB 5, AT WATSON NURSING HOME IN JERSEYVILLE WHERE SHE HAD DBEEN A PATIENT FOR THE PAST 2 AND ½ YRS. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV H L POTTER OF KANE OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. K MRS DEVENING WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, JUNE 29, 1868, A DAU OF THE LATE WILLIAM RUSSELL AND MARY ANN (EDWARDS) MULLIKIN. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST OF KANE AND HELD MEMBERSHIP IN THE ROYAL NEIGHBORS LODGE OF KANE. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 2 SONS, MARK F DEVENING, SR OF DOW AND CLIFTON W DEVENING OF KANE; 6 GRANDCHILDREN; 9 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 1 SIS, MRS PAULINE DEVENING OF JERSEYVILLE. HER HUSBAND, WILLIAM FREDRICK DEVENING, AND 1 DAU, IDA ANN DEVENING PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.

FREDERICK DEVENING, 84, DIED AT HIS HOME NW OF FIELDON. REV WILSON CONDUCTED SERVICES WITH BURIAL IN GUNTERMAN CEM. HE WAS BORN AT ESSEN, GERMANY, APR 10, 1834. HE LANDED IN NEW ORLEANS IN 1853,THEN WENT TO BURLINGTON, IA. FROM THERE HE WENT TO SILVER CREEK IN CALHOUN CO, THEN TO GREENE CO AND THEN TO JERSEY CO IN 1871. HE MARRIED MARY R (THURSTON) DEVENING ON SEPT 28, 1861. THEY WERE PARENTS OF 9 CHILDREN-7 BOYS & 2 GIRLS. HE LEAVES HIS WIDOW, 6 CHILDREN AND 16 G-GRANDCHILDREN.

JAMES W DEVENING, 80, A FARMER OF E HARDIN, DIED AUG 18 AT BOYD MEM HOSP, CARROLLTON. HE WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO SEPT 23, 1875, AND FOR MANY YRS WAS ENGAGED IN FARMING. HE IS SURVIVED BY 3 DAU, MRS LOUIS POWERS OF FIELDON, MRS HARRY LYLES OF JERSEYVILLE AND DMRS GEORGE HENNEBERG OF WHITE HALL, 4 SONS, EARL & PERCY OF JERSEYVILLE AND ROY & NED DEVENING OF FIELDON, 33 GRANDCHILDREN AND 26 G-GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT HIS HOME NEAR E HARDIN, AUG 20, BY REV EDWARD FRESEN, PASTOR OF CHRIST EVANGELICAL & REFORMED CHURCH IN FIELDON. INTERMENT WAS IN GUNTERMAN CEM.

NED DEVENING, 66, FIELDON, DIED APR 26, AT ST JOSEPH HOSP IN ALTON. HE WAS BORN OCT 14, 1911 IN GREENE CO, THE SON OF JAMES DW & HESTER (MEFFORD) DEVENING. HE WAS A MACHINIST FOR OLIN CORP. SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, RUTH M (PRUITT) DEVENING; 1 SON, ROBERT DEVENING OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 DAU, MRS DELORIS DAHN, JERSEYVILLE; 2 SIS, MRS EDNA LYLES AND MRS LETA HENNEBURG, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 7 GRANDCHILDREN AND 1 G-GRANDCHILD. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. BURIAL WAS IN FIELDON CEM.

William Sherman Devine, son of James Devine, was born in Hamburg, Calhoun County, Illinois, October 18, 1872, and the "Messenger of Death" found him at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Lawson in Hardin, October 16, 1923, age 50 years, 11 months, and 28 days. He was next to the eldest of three sons and three daughters, surviving children of Mrs. Naoma, Devine. Two brothers, two sisters and his aged farther preceded him in death.
The deceased was united in marriage to Miss Elsie Keeton, October 18, 1896. To this union were born two children, Richard Sherman and Gertie Margaret Devine. The wife was called home in October 1902. He leaves to mourn his departure, his aged mother, Mrs. Naoma Devine of Hardin, one son, Richard Devine of Wood River, Illinois one daughter, Mrs. Stanley Gordon, two brothers, Albro and Ezekiel Deveine and three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Lawson, Mrs. Jas. Lawson and Mrs. Wm. Talley, all of Hardin besides five little grand children, other relatives and many friends.
His entire life was spent in and around Hardin, where he was known as "Bill." He was an honest, industrious fellow. He was square with his fellowman and leaves many good friends.

JOHN WESLEY DICKERMAN, 86, DIED AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. HE HAD BEEN RESIDING AT THE MORGAN HOTEL HERE AND HAD BEEN ILL FOR 6 MOS. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV EVERETT CHAMBERS, PASTOR OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, OFFICIATED. BURIAL WAS IN OAKLAND CEM, NEAR FIDELITY. GRAVESIDE SERVICES BY WORTHEY POST AMERICAN LEGION AND VFW. MR DICKERMAN, A SON OF THE LATE ANTONE & ELIZA JANE (RICHEY) DICKERMAN, WAS BORN OCT 31, 1886, IN BELLVIEW. HE SERVED WITH THE ARMY IN WW I. SURVIVING ARE 4 SONS, DONALD L OF FIDELITY, ROBIN W OF LITTELTON, NORMAN L, OF JERSEYVILLE, AND ANTONE D OF QUINCY; 2 DAU, MRS HELEN RODELL OF FIDELITY AND MRS SADIE McDANIELS OF GREENFIELD; 1 BRO, SMITH DICKERMAN OF PITTSFIELD; 22 GRANDCHILDREN, AND 13 G-GRANDCHILDREN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH OF HIS PARENTS, SISTERS, 2 BROTHERS, AND 1 DAU.

IDA MARIE DIERKING, 65, DIED DEC 15, 1990 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP AFTER A LENGTHY ILLNESS. BORN IN GREENE CO, SHE WAS THE DAU OF SARAH (PRICE) MALIN OF WHITE HALL AND THE LATE DAVID SWARRINGIN. HER HUSBAND OLIVER J KIERKING SR, DIED JAN 20, 1973. IN ADDITION KTO HER MOTHER, SURVIVORS ARE 2 DAU, CAROL E RENO AND DEBORAH DIERKING, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 SON, OLIVER J “BUD” DIERKING JR; 2 GRANDCHILDREN; 2 BRO, CHARLES SWARRINGIN OF WHITE HALL AND RAYMOND SWARRINGIN OF EUGENE, 0R; 3 SIS, LUCY LAFFERTY OF ST LOUIS, MILDRED REYNOLDS OF JERSEYVILLE AND EDNA BOWERS OF GEORGIA; AND HER STEP FATHER, HARRY MALIN OF WHITE HALL. PRECEDING HER IN DEATH WERE 1 BRO, CLYDE SWARRINGIN; AND 1 STEPBROTHER, HARRY MALIN, JR. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV ROBERT McADAMS OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

IVA LORENA DIERKING, 80, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED JULY 30 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. FUNERAL RITES WERE HELD AT Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. REV EVERETT CHAMBERS OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. SHE WAS BORN JAN 27, 1893 IN CALHOUN KCO. HER HUSBAND HARRISON DIERKING, PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. SHE IS SURVIVED BY 2 DAU, MISS BONAVIER DIERING AND MRS RAMOND (LOTUS) TAPEN OF CARROLLTON; 2 SONS, NOLAN OF GRAFTON AND MERLE OF CHILLICOTHE; 12 GRANDCHILDREN; 7 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 1 SIS, MRS OTTO WILSON OF JERSEYVILLE. HER HUSBAND, 1 SON, FORREST, 1 GRANDDAUGHTER AND 1 G-GRANDDAUGHTER PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.

NOLAN A DIERKING, 67, OF JERSEYVILLE WAS DOA JUNE 16, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. BORN AUG 20, 1911 IN HAMBURG, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE HARRISON K& IVA (ANSELL) DIERKING AND WAS A MILLWRIGHT. HIS SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, MYRA (FITZPATRICK) DIERKING; 4 SONS, JIM OF PONTIAC, JOHN OF GRAFTON, JOE OF JERSEYVILLE AND PAT OF CARROLLTON; 3 DAU, MARY SCOGGINS OF JERSEYVILLE, MARGARET DAVIES, PLEASANT VALLEY, MO AND ANN HUNTER, GRAFTON; 1 BRO, MERLE DIERKING, PEORIA AND 2 SIS, BONAVIER OF JERSEYVILLE AND LOTUS TAPEN, CARROLLTON. VISITATION WAS AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT ST FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH WITH FATHER PATRCK MORROW, CELEBRANT. BURIAL IN ST FRANCIS CEM.

OLIVER J DIERKING, 49, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT JERSEY COMM HOSP SAT NIGHT A SHORT TIME AFTER HE WAS MOVED THERE. MR SDIERKING WAS A DISABLED WAR VETERAN. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV WILLIAM MONROE OF WHITE HALL OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MR DIERKING, SON OF THE LATE OLIVER & PEARL JOHNSON DIERKING, WAS BORN IN CARROLLTON, FEB 7, 1923, AND WOULD HAVE BEEN 50 YRS OLD NEXT MO. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, IDA S DIERKING; 2 DAU, MRS EDGAR (CAROLE) RENO AND DEBORAH DIERKING OF JESEYVILLE; 1 SON, OLIVER OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 SIS, MRS TRUMAN FORSTER OF JERSEYVILLE, MRS LLOYD FRY OF ROODHOUSE AND MRS VANCE MARAGO OF CAL, AND 1 GRANDCHILD.

JOHN R “COTTON” DILKS, 51, OF JERSEEYVILLE, A WW II VETERAN, DIED NOV 22 IN THE JERSEY COMM HOSP EMERGENCY ROOM. SERVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV GORDON DEAN COX OFFICIATED AND GRAVESIDE SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED BY THE AMERICAN LEGION. BURIAL WAS IN CHAPIN. BORN MAY 19, 1929 IN MO., HE WAS A SON KOF JESSE & MATTIE (EVANAS) DILKS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION AND EAGLES LODGE. SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, CAROL (OGLE) DILKS WHOM HE MARRIED JULY 13, 1959 IN JACKSONVILLE; 2 SONS, RICKEY DILKS OF WHITE HALL AND CHRISTOPHER DILKS OF JERSEYVILLE; 5 DAU, GABRIELLE TILLERY, MICHELLE DILKS AND KISHA DILKS, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE, MELODY HUNTER OF SAVANNAH, GA AND BEVERLY SNEAD OF MO; 1 BRO, ALVIN DILKS OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 SIS, ULDINE HUMISTON OF JERSEYVILLE AND MILDRED SHORT OF WARRENTON, MO; AND 6 GRANDCHILDREN.

Clara C. Dixon, 83, of Godfrey, formerly of East Alton died at 5:45 a.m. in D'Adrian Convalescent Center at Godfrey, following an extended illness.
Born in Brussels, she was the daughter of the later John and Caroline (Nolte) Kinder.
In Calhoun County, she married William Dixon, and he died July 7, 1966.
Surviving is a son, Orville Dixon of Alton; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a brother, Andrew Kinder of Texas.
She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Bryon Dixon; two brothers, Emil and William Kinder; and a sister, Lusetta Baker.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of services at 11 a.m. at Staten Funeral Home in Alton, with the Rev. Russell Weise officiating.
Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens at Bethalto.

MISS EMELINE DIXON, 15 YRS, 8 MO AND 2 DAYS, DAU OF WM J & ISABELL E DIXON OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT HER HOME, DEC 8, 1895. THE FUNERAL WAS HELD THURS, REV S CATT OFFICIATING. INTERMENT TOOK PLACE NEAR ROCKBRIDGE.

EMIL DIXON, 65 YRS, 6 MO, AND 8 DAYS, DIED UNEXPECTEDLY FRI AT HIS HOME. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV JACK BROWN OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN KANE CEM. MR DIXON, WAS A RETIRED EMPLOYEE OF OLIN-MATHIESON CO IN ALTON. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE EAGLES LODGE IN JERSEYVILLE. A SON OF THE LATE MR & MRS JOSEPH DIXON, HE WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, FEB 13, 1905. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MILDREN (MUNDY) DIXON; 4 DAU, MRS DELBERT BROOKS OF JOLIET, MRS KENNETH DENHAM AND MRS ORAN YOUNG OF KANE, AND MRS KENNETH WILLIAMS OF FARMINGTON, NM; 2 SONS, WILLIAM JOSEPH DIXON AND JERRY EMEL DIXON, BOTH OF FARMINGTON; 19 GRANDCHILDREN; 2 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 2 SIS, MRS GERTRUDE BECKWITH AND MRS IVA WEISS OF WHITE HALL.

Flora Ogal Dixon, 78, died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 1989, at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville.
She retired as owner/operator of Rapid Dry Cleaners in Hardin.
Born in Gilead, Illinois her parents were the late Perry N. and Ruby (Sconce) Ingersoll.
On Nov. 14, 1931 in Hannibal, Missouri she married Leon J. Dixon. He died May 3, 1982.
Surviving are a son, Walter Dixon of Bunker Hill; two daughters, Wanda Tepen of Hardin and Lois Woelfel of Michael: 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Paul Ingersoll of East Alton, Richard Ingersoll of Jerseyville, William E. Ingersoll of Wilmington; and a sister Leona Hendricks of Edwardsville.
A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin with rites at 7 p.m. by the Order of the Eastern Star.
Services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Batchtown Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles McDonald officiating.
Memorials may be given to Calhoun Ambulance Service or the church, where Mrs. Dixon was a member.

William N. Dixon, 50, of East Alton, died suddenly at 6:15 a.m. Monday, July 16, 1984 at his home.
He was the son of Clara (Kinder) Dixon of Alton and the late William J. Dixon. Born in Batchtown, he was a laborer with Local 218.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by three daughters; one son; and one brother, Orville Dixon of Alton.
Visitation was from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 1984 at Staten Funeral Home in Alton, where services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 1984 with the Rev. Thomas Boehn officiating.
Burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Mrs. Laura R. Dodge, 87, well known Jersey County resident, died at her home on West Pine Street, Monday morning, November 18, at 11 o’clock following an illness of a few weeks’ duration.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the home, Rev. Harrold S. Farrill officiating. Interment was in the Kemper Cemetery.
Mrs. Dodge was the daughter of the late John C. and Mary Palmer Dannel (Daniel) and was born August l8, 1848, at Kemper. She spent her entire lifetime in Jersey County and for a number of years has been a resident of Jerseyville. She was the widow of the late Vilas Dodge.
Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. Mary D. Challacombe and Miss Harriet R. Dodge of Jerseyville of Jerseyville; two sons, George D. Dodge of Evanston and Fred L. Dodge of Kemper; one sister, Mrs. Jesse Leavitt of Chicago, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Fred Dodgson, 88, a lifelong resident of the Wrights community, passed away at 3 p.m. Friday, April 18 in Boyd Memorial hospital. He had entered the hospital a week before his death, after being ill for some time at home.
Born April 7, 1870 at Wrights, he was a son of the late James and Sarah Lee Dodgson. He was married April 30, 1893 to Mary Cooper.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, Harlan, Lee and Harold of Wrights and Loren of Carrollton; and three daughters, Mrs. Roy Scott, Mrs. Leonard Hubbard and Miss Margaret Dodgson of Wrights.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Wrights Baptist church, the Rev. Floyd Camp officiating. Interment was in Hickory Grove cemetery. Pallbearers were Elmer Pembrook, Oscar Thiebaud, Richard Whorten, Vernon Koehm, Marion Goodall and Leo Doyel. Arrangements were by the Simpson Funeral Home.

REV AARON DODSON, 88, DIED AT HIS HOME IN OTTERVILLE, JERSEY CO, AUG 8, 1911. HAD HE LIVED UNTIL SEPT 22, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN 89 YRS OLD. MR DODSON HAS BEEN A RESIDENT OF JERSEY CO SINCE 1840, HAVING REMOVED HERE FROM GREENE CO WITH HIS PARENTS IN THAT YR. HE WAS BORN IN ST LOUIS IN 1822, AND WAS THE SON OF FLETCHER A & MARGARET (TONEY) DODSON, THE FORMER A NATIVE OF KY AND THE LATTER OF VIRGINIA. IN 1824, THEY SETTLED NEAR KANE, WHERE THEY RESIDED ON A FARM. HERE YOUNG AARON GREW TO MANHOOD, AND ATTENDED THE DISTRICT SCHOOL. WHEN THEY REMOVED TO JERSEY CO THEY LOCATED AT OTTERVILLE, THEN THE PRINCIPAL TOWN OF THE COUNTY. IN THE YR OF 1852 HE BECAME A CHRISTIAN, UNITED WITH THE BAPTIST CHURCH AND PREPARED FOR THE MINISTRY. IN 1854 HE WAS ORDAINED AND CONTINUED IN THE ACTIVE WORK FOR MANY YRS. IN 1842 HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET M (BIGGERS) DODSON OF KY. THEY WERE PARENTS OF 6 CHILDREN; FRANCIS M, MELVINA, WIFE OF URIAS OBERRLIN, THEODORE, JUNIUS A, MARY BELLE HOCKING AND SARAH M CURTIS. MRS DODSON DIED FEB 29, 1857. THE SAME YR MR DODSON WAS AGAIN MARRIED, TO MRS NANCY MONTGOMERY, WIDOW OF WM D MONTGOMERY, OF OTTERVILLE. BY THIS MARRIAGE THERE WERE 4 CHILDREN; JAMES F, AARON JR, IRENE NUTT AND KERSEY. NANCY DIED IN 1878. FOUR YRS LATER HE WAS AGAIN MARRIED TO AMY IRENE GRIER, WHO SURVIVES HIM. TO THIS UNION 1 CHILD WAS BORN; JENNIE M. IN THE YR 1862, MR DODSON ENLISTED IN THE UNION ARMY, 14th, ILL CAVALRY, AND SERVED FOR 3 YRS. DURING THE LAST 6 MO OF HIS SERVICE HE ACTED AS CHAPLAIN. DURING THIS SERVICE HE SAW MUCH FIGHTING AND PARTICIPATED IN MANY ENGAGEMENTS. AFTER THE WAR HE CONTINUED TO MAKE HIS HOME IN OTTERVILLE UNTIL THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. HE WAS ONE OF JERSEY CO’S PIONEERS, AND WITNESSED THAT MANY CHANGES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACAE DURING THE LAST HALF CENTURY. FUNERAL SERVICES WAS HELD FROM OTTERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, REV W W ???? OFFICIATING.

JAMES T DODSON, 76, DIED AT HIS HOME IN KANE. FUNERAL FROM ME CHURCH WITH REV HANEY OFFICIATING AND BURIAL IN KANE CEM. HE WAS THE SON OF THOMAS & SARAH DODSON AND WAS BORN IN FIELDON MARCH 13, 1835. HE ENLISTED IN CO C 122nd IL INFANTRY. LATER IN SERICE OF TREASURY DEPT IN KY, QUARTER MASTER GENERAL’S OFFICE IN WASHINGTON. CLOSE OF WAR HE RETURNED TO GREENE CO AND MARRIED MISS ADDIE PETIT, NOV 28, 1867. PARENTS OF 4 CHILDREN ALL STILL LIVING. DR CHAS DODSON OF LITTLE ROCK, AR. GEORGE OF KANSAN CITY, MRS HATTIE BARYMAN OF KANSAS AND MISS ELLA AT HOME.

THOMAS W DODSON, 38, DIED JAN 27, 1879 OF HEART DISEASE, AT HIS HOME 4 MI W OF KANE. MR DODSON WAS A BRO OF CAPT JAMES T DODSON.

MARY AGNES DOENGES, 97, WHO RESIDED WITH HER DAU, MRS JUNIUS (HILDA) GALLUP OF ALTON, DIED AT ST ANTHONY HOSP IN ALTON AFTER AN ILLNESS OF 4 YRS. FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT ST MATTHEW CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH REV LAWRENCE AUDA CELEBRAND. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM, JRSEYVILLE. A FORMER CARROLLTON RESIDENT, SHE WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO ON DEC 23, 1874. HER HUSBAND WAS THE LATE GEORGE A DOENGES. MRS DOENGES WAS A MEMBER OF ST MATTHEW’S CHURCH. SURVIVING ARE MRS GALLUP, MRS ALBIN MOLOHON OF ORALA, FL, AND MRS CHARLES MILLER OF PASADENA, CA; 1 SON, WILLIAM H DOENGES OF MACOMB; 5 GRANDCHILDREN; 10 G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 6 G-G-GRANDCHILDREN.

ROGER DOLASH, 43, WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE OF AN AUTO ACCIDENT ON IL RT 267, CLOSE TO ROODHOUSE. HIS WIFE, SHERILYN WAS ALSO KILLED. MR DOLASH, 43, WAS EMPLOYED AS A COUNSELOR AT ALTON MENTAL HEALTH CENTER. THE COUPLE WAS MARRIED JAN 24, 1965, IN HILLSBORO. HE SERVED IN VIETNAM, AND WAS BORN IN WASHINGTON DC, THE SON OF DEAN & ANITA (JENSEN) DOLASH OF HILLSBORO. SURVIVING ARE THEIR 2 DAU, SHANA AND JENNIFER DOLASH, BOTH AT HOME; HIS PARENTS ; 1 BRO, THOMAS DOLASH OF WORTHINGTON, OH. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 1 BRO. COMBINED VISITATION WAS HELD AT PATTON FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSBORO, WHERE SRVICES WERE HELD WITH REV RICK FRANCIS OFFICIATING . BURIAL WAS IN WARE’S GROVE CEM, HILLSBORO. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO A FUND FOR SHANA AND JENNIFER.

SHERILYN DOLASH, WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE OF AN AUTO ACCIDENT ON ILL 267 NEAR ROODHOUSE. HER HUSBAND ROGER WAS ALSO KILLED. SHE WAS BORN IN HILLSBORO, THE DAU OF THE FLATE ULEY & ELSIE (LAKE) CRUTHIS. SURVIVORS ARE HER DAUS, SHANA AND JENNIFER DOLASH, BOTH AT HOME; HER STEPFATHER, CLYDE MEYERS OF HILLSBORO; AND 2 SIS, RUBY WILKLER AND THELMA DRAPER, BOTH OF HILLSBORO. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 1 BRO AND 1 SIS. A COMBINED VISITATION WAS HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. SERVICES WERE HELD FROM JPATTON FUNERAL HOME WITH RICK FRANCIS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN WARE’S GROVE CEM IN HILLSBORO.

MISS LYDIA DONNEALLY, 90, DIED AT HER HOME IN JERSEYVILLE NOV 23. SHE LEAVES 3 SIS, MISS SUE DONNEALLY OF JERSEYVILLE, MRS MARY WHITEHEAD OF KANE, MRS CAROLINE WILLIAMS OF TOPEKA, KS. FUNERAL FROM JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV H S FARRILL. BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEM. SHE WAS BORN IN PENN, DAU OF STHOMAS K & SUSAN ANN (FELTY) DONNEALLY.

Organized High School in 1872; Its Superintendent for 20 Years.
Edwin A. Doolittle, aged 84 years, died quite suddenly Friday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. J. Davidson, in Bloomington. Mr. Doolittle spent about forty-five years of his life in Carrollton—twenty years at the head of Carrollton schools, twenty-five years an attorney-at-law. He was elected minority representative from this senatorial district in 1888 and served two years.
A brief funeral service was held at the home in Bloomington Monday morning, in charge of Rev. Chas. E. Pettit, D. D. The body, accompanied by the son-in-law and daughter, Dr. W. J. Davidson, president of Westleyan university, Mrs. Davidson and their daughters, was then brought to the Carrollton cemetery for interment beside that of his wife and daughter.
The Local Odd Fellows lodge, of which Mr.. Doolittle had been a member for fifty years, had charge of the burial service, which was conducted by the chaplain, Louis Bishop, with a brief address by W. A. Hubbard. Prayer was offered by Rev. Melbourne I. Johnson.
Edwin A. Doolittle was born in St. Mary’s, Georgia, April 6, 1848. While he was a mere child the family went to Springfield, Mass. Where they lived three years, and then immigrated west to Ottawa, Illinois, settling on a farm near that place. There he grew up and received his common school education.
Interested in becoming a teacher, he prepared himself for that profession in the State Normal university. During his student years there he was invited to accompany Prof. John Wesley Powell on his famous exploration of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, but could not go. On leaving the university he secured a State life certificate to teach, and began his work in Pike county.
In the fall of 1872 Mr. Doolittle took charge of the Carrollton school as principal, and that date marked the beginning of the Carrollton High School, Mr. Doolittle planning a four year course of study, practically the same as has been followed since then.
He continued as principal of the school until 1879, when he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law. For several years he was a partner of the late D. F. King of Roodhouse. In 1888 he was nominated by the Republicans of this district for representative and was elected. During a special session of the legislature he presided as speaker of the house.
In 1906, at the earnest solicitation of many patrons of the school, Mr. Doolittle consented to again accept the position of superintendent and he remained as head of the school for thirteen more years, retiring in 1919.
Mr. Doolittle and Miss Emily Fales, who had also been a teacher in the school, were married June 24, 1873. Two daughters were born to them – Helen, who died in 1890, and Katherine, now the wife of President W. J. Davidson of Wesleyan university, Bloomington. Mrs. Doolittle died Jan. 24, 1922, and since then Mr. Doolittle has made his home with his daughter in Bloomington. [27 May 1932]

[Whole first line was tom off] ... Arlon, State of Belgium, November __, 1839 and died at his residence three miles south of Brussels Friday March 24, 1905 at 4 o'clock a.m.; age 74 years, 3 months and 26 days.
In 1856 he came to Calhoun and has since been a resident of high standing. He was a G.AR veteran having fought in the Civil War four years having enlisted as a volunteer.
He was married to Miss Mary Brundies in 1869 who preceded him in death. In 1899 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Annie Fuller; one child blessed this union. He leaves to mourn his death a wife, one child and six step-children.
He has suffered for years with asthma but until December _he was able to perform the many duties about the house that only a father could do. He has suffered long and patiently the last three months and has bad the loving care of a good wife and friends who never failed to administer to his wants.
While he is gone, still his memory will never fade to those who knew him He was interred in the St. Mary's Cemetery at Brussels Sunday morning at _? o'clock after High Mass by Father Winterhalter, where an immense crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends witnessed the interment of a friend whose noble deeds will always remain with those who knew him. - A Friend.
[In the Brussels St. Mary's Cemetery there is a John Dombach born in 1831 and buried in 1905. Also the Dombach home is about 3 miles south of Brussels.]

WILLIAM OSCAR DOTSON, 33, OF ELDRED, DIED AT OUR SAVIOR HOSP IN JACKSONVILLE. HE HAD BEEN TAKEN THERE SHORTLY AFTER AN ACCIDENT, A 45 FT FALL, AT FAIRBANKS RANCH 1 DAY EARLIER. AT THE INQUEST HELD IN JACKSONVILLE, HIS FATHER, LEONARD DOTSON, TESTIFIED THAT HIS SON HAD CLIMBED SDTHE TREE TO KNOCK DOWN SOME PECANS FOR HIS CHILDREN, WHO WERE WITH HIM IN KTHE FIELD, WHEN HE APPEARED TO LOSE HIS FOOTING. HE FELL FROM THE TREE HEAD FOREMOST, THE FALL RENDERING HIM UNCONSCIOUS. THE FATHER AND A SON, IRA DOTSON, PLACED THE INJURED MAN IN A CAR AND BROUGHT HIM TO CARROLLTON TO THE OFFICE OF DR WILSON, WHO HAD HIM REMOVED TO THE HOSP. THE PHYSICIANS AT THE HOSP ATTENDING HIM SAID THAT DEATH WAS DUE TO A CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE WITH PROBABLE FRACTURE OF THE SKULL. IRA DOTSON TOLD THE JURORS HE WENT TO THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT AND FOUND HIS BRO’S CAP BURIED 4 ½ INCHES IN THE GROUND. THE BODY WAS BAROUGHT TO MEHL & SON FUNERAL HOME, WHERE IT REMAINED TO THE HR OF THE FUNERAL. SERVICES WERE HELD AT ST JOHN CHURCH AND BURIAL WAS IN ST JOHN CEM. WILLIAM DOTSON WAS BORN NEAR SALEM, MO, JULY 1, 1907. HE HAD DBEEN A GREENE CO RESIDENT FOR SEVERAL YRS. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE AND 2 CHILDREN; HIS PARENTS, MR & MRS LEONARD DOTSON; AND 10 BRO AND SIS; HARRY, IRA, MAYNARD, ROMAN LELAND DOTSON, MRS MADELINE HARRIS, MRS BLANCHE CAMDEN, ALL OF ELDRED; TOMMY DOTSON AND MRS MARIAN HORTON FRANKLIN CLAY, MO, AND BRAXTON DOTSON OF NASHVILLE, TN.

GLADYS DOTY, 91, OF BRIGHTON, DIED APR 17, 1987, AT ST ANTHONY HOSP IN ALTON. SHE WAS BORN IN BUNKER HILL A DAU OF THE LATE ANTHONY & LAURA (HOWERTON) SCHUETZ. SHE MARRIED FAY C DOTY ON OCT 29, 1919. HE DIED OCT 9, 1968. SHE HAD BEEN THE GROCERY BUSINESS IN GODFREY FOR 30 YRS. SURVIVING ARE 2 SIS, REBA POINTER OF SHIPMAN AND NELLIE ELDRED OF CARLINVILLE; AND 2 BRO, AUTHUR SCHUETZ OF CARLINVILLE AND GILBERT SCHUETZ OF GIRARD. VISITATION AND SERVICE WAS HELD AT FROM WARNER-TARGHETTA FUNERAL HOME IN BRIGHTON. REV DAVE DENNIS OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN BRIGHTON CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO FIRST PRESBY CHURCH, BRIGHTON.

Mrs. Mabel Cox Dougherty
wife of Wm. Dougherty
died May 9, 1911
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cox
born Dec 5, 1886
married May 6, 1903
2 children
2 sisters
4 brothers
buried Witt Cemetery

WILLIAM PATRICK DOUGHERTY, M 80, DIED FEB 4, 1991, AT HIS HOME. DOUGHERTY WAS A MANAGER FOR BROWN PRODUCE FOR 30 YRS BEFORE RETIRING, AND WAS A MEMBER AND PAST GRAND KNIGHT OF JERSEYVILLE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. BORN IN JESEY CO, HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE PATRICK & ELLEN (FITZGERALD) DOUGHERTY. HE MARRIED FLORENCE (BEIERMANN) DOUGHERTY MAY 6, 1936, AT JERSYVILLE. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; 5 SONS, PAT, BILL AND JOHN, ALL OF JERSEYVILLE, PAUL OF HANNIBAL, MO AND MICHAEL DOUGHERTY OF COLLINSVILLE; 5 DAU, CECELIA WEINER OF JERSEYVILLE, SISTER MARIE ANDRE OF CARROLLTON, JANE KING OF SIMMS, PAULETT BAUMGARDNER OF DAWSON AND BARBARA JOHNSTON OF MIDDLESBURG, FL; 2 8 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 14 G-GRANDCHILDREN. 5 SIS AND 1 G-GRANDSON PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. VISITATION WAS FROM JACOBY-SCHROEDER FUNERAL HOME, JERSEYVILLE, WHERE THERE WAS A ROSARY RECITATION. FUNERAL MASS WAS AT ST FRANCIS CHURCH WITH REV HENRY SCHMIDT AS CELEBRANT. BURIAL WAS IN ST FRANCIS CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO MASSES OR THE CHURCH, WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER.

Avery Dowdall of Rockbridge dies Wednesday - Avery L. Dowdall, 93, of Rockbridge, died at 11 PM Wednesday, December 27, in the Alton Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient there for a week with a fractured hip. The body is at the Simpson funeral home, and funeral arrangements are incomplete as we go to press.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Flossy Kaffer of Rockbridge, who lived with her father; a grandson, Jack Dowdall of Chicago; two great – grandsons; and one sister, Ms. Hayde Dowdall of Carrollton. [1908]

Rev. Darwin K. Rolens, pastor of the first Baptist Church in Carrollton, conducted funeral services on Saturday 30, December 30, at 2 P.M. in the Simpson funeral Home Chapel for Avery L. [Dowdall] Dowell, 93, of Rockbridge.
Mrs. Lawrence Thien organist, played soft music before and during service. Mr. Dowdall, a retired farmer, was born on send September 18, 1868, in Greene County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Dowdall. He had lived in Rockbridge since his retirement, and he was a member of the Providence Church east of Carrollton.
He died at 11 PM Wednesday, December 27, in the Alton Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient there for a week following a hip fracture.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Flossie Kaffer of Rockbridge, who made her ....

EDWARD HAYDEN DOWDALL, 88, DIED JAN 25, AT TOWER VIEW NURSING HOME, WHERE HE HAD RESIDED THE PAST 2 YRS. HE WAS A SON OF THE LATE HAYDEN & CLARINDA (BROWN) DOWDALL AND WAS BORN, JUNE 16, 1866 IN THE PROVIDENCE VICINITY, E OF CARROLLTON, WHERE HE ATTENDED SCHOOL AND GREW TO MANHOOD. HE LIVED ON A FARM IN LINDER TWSP FOR MORE THAN 50 YRS, RETIRING IN 1947 AND MOVING TOTHIS CITY. HE MARRIED CARRIE (LINKER) DOWDALL OCT 5, 1892 AND WSHE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH FEB 6, 1953. SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, MRS CHARLES MELDRUM, CARROLLTON; 1 SIS, HAYDE DOWDALL, CARROLLTON AND 1 BRO, AVERY DOWDALL, ROCKBRIDGE. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED AT SIMPSON FUNERAL HOME BY REV GLENN MANIS AND BURIAL WAS IN WHITE HALL CEM.

MISS OLIVE DOWDALL, 34, DIED FEB 19. THE 4th DAU OF JAMES & MARY DOWDALL, LIVING 4 MI SW OF ROCKBRIDGE. FUNERAL FROM HOME AND BURIAL WAS IN WITT CEM. SHE LEAVES 3 SIS, MRS W W LEWIS OF LIBERTY, NE, MRS H HACKLEY OF ROCKBRIDGE, MRS J VALENTINE OF KANE; 2 BRO, JOHN AND FRANK OF KANE, 2 SIS AND 2 BRO PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. FATHER AND MOTHER STILL LIVING. HER FUNERAL DAY WAS 48th ANNIVERSARY OF HER PARENTS.

William Frank Dowdall, 55, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Monday, Oct.17, at Boyd Memorial Hospital, where he had undergone emergency surgery for a ruptured stomach ulcer. He was the son of the late Wm. F. and Jennie Robinson Dowdall and was born July 29, 1900. He had been employed at the Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. at East Alton.
He was a member of the Baptist Church and of the 1. O. O. F. Lodge of this city and of the Moose Lodge of Jerseyville.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jennie Simpson, a brother, Leven M. Dowdall, both of this city, two nieces, Mrs. Harold Farnsworth of Gibson City, Ill., and Mrs. Charles Brannan of Normal and three nephews, Marwood Dowdall of Bloomington, Russell Dowdall of Rochelle, Ill., and Marwood Rowe of Ocala, Fla.
A sister, Marcille, Mrs. Mason Rowe, and a brother Albert, preceded him in death.
Services were conducted by Rev. Glenn Manis at the Simpson Funeral Home Chapel at 2:30
P. M. Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Mrs. Richard Giller gave selections on the solo vox during the service.
The casket bearers were Mayor Ivan Beebe, Richard Giller, Bill Vandersand, Ed McCarthy, Arthur Keller and Anthony Kaiser.
Interment was in Carrollton City Cemetery. [Patriot News 19 Oct 1955]
[Transcribed 24 Mar 2011 by Myra Best Christeck]

Jerseyville relatives received word Friday of the death of Mrs. Jesse Downey, which occurred at her home in New Orleans, La., Friday morning, June 9, following a short illness. Funeral services were held in New Orleans Saturday, June 10, and interment was in that city.
Mrs. Downey is a sister-in-law of Mrs. William Manning, James, F. A., and R. L. Downey of Jerseyville. She is well-known here, having visited here each summer for several years. [Jersey County News 1933]

BWENDOLYN V DOWNEY, 62, WIFE OF CHARLES DOWNEY, A RESIDENT OF KANE AREA FOR A SHORT TIME, DIED MARCH 1, AT PHOENIX, AZ, FOLLOWING A PERIOD OF ILL HEALTH. THE BODY WAS FLOWN TO JERSEYVILLE FROM PHOENIX AND VISITATION WAS HELD AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. SERVICES WERE HELD THERE WITH REV CARLTON CHRISTENSON, PASTOR OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MRS DOWNEY WAS BORN IN EVERETT, WASH, JULY 29, 1910. SHE WAS A RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER AND HOME MAKER. MR & MRS DOWNEY HAD GONE TO AZ LAST NOV AFTER RESIDING FOR A TIME ON A FARM NEAR KANE FOLLOWING THEIR RETURN FROM KOREA WHERE MR DOWNEY HAD BEEN ASSIGNED BY THE UNITED NATIONS IN THE SOILS CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR A 2 YR PERIOD. UNDER THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE DOWNEYS, A YOUNG KOREAN COUPLE, MR & MRS SHIN HOON AHN OF SUWON, KOREA, CAME TO THE UNITED STATES FOR MR AHN TO CONTINUE HIS EDUCATION AND THEY ARE PRESENTLY RESIDING IN CHICAGO. WHILE THE DOWNEYS WERE LIVING IN KOREA, MRS DOWNEY HELD CLASSES IN ENGLISH FOR THE NATIVES. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND; 2 SONS, DAVID LYNN DOWNEY OF PHOENIX AND ERNEST CHARLES DOWNEY OF MILWAUKEE, WIS; 1 SIS, MRS ERNEST WEINER OF MILLSTADT, AND 2 GRANDCHILDREN.

SYLVESTER GRISWOLD DOWNEY, 75 YRS, 10 MO, 3 DAYS, DIED JULY 27, 1911. HE WAS BORN SEPT 24, 1835, 6 MI NW OF JERSEYVILLE, JERSEY CO, THEN GREENE CO, IL. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LAST YR, DURING WHICH TIME HE LIVED INK JERSEYVILLE, HE SPENT HIS ENTIRE LIFE UPON THAT FARM. MR DOWNEY WAS THE YOUNGEST CHILD OF URIAL & MARY (GRISWOLD) DOWNEY. ON OCT 5, 1870, HE MARRIED CHARLOTTE (CRAIN) DOWNEY. OF THIS UNION 2 CHILDREN WERE BORN, SIALS EDWIN WHO DIED NOV 29, 1895, AGED 24 AND LOTTIE PEARL, WHO IN JULY 1874, AGED 6 MO. MRS DOWNEY DIED MARCH 13, 1874. NOV 24, 1874, MR DOWNEY MARRIED ELIZABETH J ANE (MILLER) DOWNEY. TO THEM WERE DR SYLVESTER W , PITTSBURGH, PA, JAMES C, JERSEYVILLE, JESSIE W, CHICAGO, ROSETTA T, ROBERT L AND FINUS A ALL OF JERSEYVILLE. MRS DOWNEY AND THEIR 6 CHILDREN SURVIVE. ON JULY 29, AN APPROPRIATE RELIGIOUS EXERCISE WAS CONDUCTED BY REV W W HICKS, PASTOR OF BAPTIST CHURCH, JERSEYVILLE, ASSISTED BY REV D C BLUNT, PASTOR OF KANE BAPTIST CHURCH, WERE HELD AT THE FAMILY RESIDENCE. AT THE TOMB IN OAK GROVE CEM, A BEAUTIFUL AND IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY WAS RENDERED BY THE MASONIC FRATERNITIES OF KANE AND JERSEYVILLE; MR DOWNEY HAVING BEEN A MEMBER OF KING SOLOMON LODGE # 197 AF & AM KANE, IL, SINCE 1865. MR DOWNEY’S LONG, USEFUL AND PUBLIC SPIRITED LIFE MADE HIM ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN PERSONS IN JERSEY CO. BEING AN INCESSANT WORKER AND VERY LIBERAL WITH HIS MONEY, HE PROVIDED AMPLY FOR BOTH THE COMFORTS AND PLEASURES OF HIS FAMILY. HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST QUIET MEN THIS WRITER HAS EVER KNOWN, YET HE ENTERED HEARTILY INTO ALL THE JOYS OF THE COMMUNITY. IF THERE WAS A PUBLIC GATHERING OR FUNCTION OF ANY KIND IN HIS COMMUNITY, HIS FAMILY WAS ALWAYS WELL REPRESENTED AND HIS CHILDREN WERE TAUGHT ALWAYS TO CONTRIBUTE FREELY TO ITS ADVANCEMENT. HE WAS THOROUGHLY PATRIOTIC, HONORABLE IN HIS DEALINGS WITH NEIGHBORS, A KIND HUSBAND AND AN AFFECTIONATE AND LOVING FATHER.

John Doyle, 82, who made his way home with his son J.F. Doyle, passed away unexpectedly by the road side as he was returning home on his pony from the pasture on Sunday, May 20. He was a native of Greene Co. and a resident of the town of Wrights. [Gazette-Patriot 18 May 1916]

CARRIE LOUISE DRAINER, 99, A RESIDENT OF JERSEYVILLE CARE CENTER, DIED MAY 20 AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT ST FRANCIS CHURCH. FR PATRICK MORROW OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN ST MARY CEM, FIELDON. SHE WAS BORN IN FIELDON FEB 26, 1885 TO THE LATE PETER & ANNA (BUNSE) DRAINER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF ST FRANCIS CHURCH AND ST JOHN ALTAR SOC, CARROLLTON. SURVIVING ARE HER BRO, CHRIS DRAINER, JERSEYVILLE; 2 SIS, MARGARET KANALLAKAN, JERSEYVILLE AND MARY DUERR, OMAHA, NE. HER PARENTS 4 BRO AND 1 SIS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO ST FRANCIS CHURCH. ARRANGEMENTS WERE FROM JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE.

CARRIE R DRAINER, 84, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED AT GREENWOOD MANOR NURSING HOME. BORN IN JERSEY CO, A DAU OF THE LATE FRED & HANNAH (MUNSTERMAN) KANALLAKAN, SHE MARRIED PETER F DRAINER APR 1, 1912, IN FIELDON. HE DIED JAN 17, 1971. SURVIVING ARE 5 SONS, HUBERT OF KANE, LINUS AND EUGENE BOTH OF JERSEYILLE, GERMANE OF FIELDON AND MARVIN OF GRAFTON; 2 DAU, DOROTHY WOELFEL AND EVA WALSH, BOTH OF JERSEYVILLE; 27 GRANDCHILDREN AND 24 G-GRANDCHILDREN. 5 BRO AND 1 SIS PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. VISITATION AND ROSARY WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. A FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED AT ---INCOMPLETE.

GERMANE EMANUEL DRAINER, 89, RETIRED JERSEY CO FARMER, DIED APR 28, AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR 2 MO. FRIENDS CALLED AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. FINAL RITES WERE HELD AT HOLY GHOST CHURCH IN JERSEYVILLE. FR LIONARD RATHGEB, PASTOR OF ST MARY CHURCH, WESTWOODS, OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN ST FRANCIS CEM. HE WAS A SON OF THE LATE PETER C & URSULA (PITT) DRAINER, NATIVES OF GERMANY, AND WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO ON OCT 31, 1866. HE HAD BEEN RETIRED FODR SEVERAL YRS. HE IS SURVIVED BY 1 BRO, PETER C DRAINER OF JERSEYVILLE, NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

MINA V DREIER, 66, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED MAY 12, AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON WHERE SHE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR 2 WKS. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD FROM GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV M EDWARDS BREED OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN VALHALLA CEM, GODFREY. MRS DREIER, DAU OF THE LATE MR & MRS ALBERT E BESTERFELDT, WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO JUNE 17, 1904. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND, EDWIN B DREIER; 1 SON, CHARLES L DREIER OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 DAU, MRS GLENDALE HINES OF CARLINVILLE AND MRS PEARL FERGUSON OF ALTON; 4 GRANDCHILDREN; 3 BRO, JOHN BESTERFELDT, CAHOKIA, ENOS BESTERFELDT OF JACKSONVILLE, AND WARNER BESTERFFELDT OF E ALTON; AND 1 SIS, MRS CHARLES STARKES OF ALTON.

Dr. Walter S. Dressel died of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza, at his rooms at the H.W. Foreman residence, last Friday afternoon at 4:45. He had been ill about ten days before his death, but up to last Thursday was thought to be improving. Dr. Dressel had been a resident of this city for the past nine years, having opened an office for the practice of osteopathy here in 1909.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dressel, at Old Kane, the service being conducted out on the front porch, by Rev. Christie Galeener of this city, assisted by Rev. Timmons of Kane. A quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. George Clough, Mrs. Ed Smith and [unable to access the remaining parts of this article.]

Dr. W. S. Dressel of Edwardsville, who was taken sick with the influenza while here caring for his twin brother, Dr. W. E. Dressel, took a relapse this week, and was again in a serious condition Tuesday, but was better yesterday. He and all his family have been down with the disease at their home in Edwardsville.
Dr. Warren S. Dressel died at Edwardsville at 4:10 this morning, just twenty days after the death of his twin brother, Dr. Walter E. Dressel.
John Stout sang. The bearers were Marcus Turney, Ben Eldred, Delbert Driver, W.E. Hamilton, Chas. E. Clark and Jacob Borlin. The interment was at the Kane cemetery.
Walter S. Dressel, son of Joseph and Minerva Hudson Dressel, was born at Old Kane May 13, 1880. After graduating from the Jerseyville high school, he entered the American School of Osteopathy at Kirksville, Mo., from which he graduated in 1902.
He began the practice of his chosen profession at Toulon, Stark county, remaining there six years. He left there to take a short rest on account of poor health. On recovering he came to Carrollton and opened an office in the fall of 1909. He had been actively engaged in his professional work since then and up to the hour he was taken ill. In these nine years he had become identified with the interests of the community, in the religious, social and business activities and was liberal in the support of all movements for advancement.
He made a profession of Christian faith and joined the Methodist church at Kane when he was 15 years old, and on coming here became identified with the local church. At the time of his death he was a member of the official board of the church. His clean-cut, exemplary life will be an inspiration to many. His interest in community affairs and in the general welfare of the town made him a valuable citizen. He had been for several years a director of the People’s bank in this city.
Beside his parents, he leaves three brothers and three sisters. The brothers are Fred L., who is farming near Kane, Dr. Warren E. Dressel of Edwardsville and Harold J., at home; the sisters, Mrs. Mattie Richards, of Kane, Miss Jessie M. Dressel, at home, and Miss Adelaide Dressel, teaching in Minot, N.D. Dr. Warren Dressel was the twin brother of the decedent, and is also an osteopathic physician. He was with his brother during his sickness, [illegible] went home ill with the influenza [illegible] his brother’s death.
[Transcribed by Nikki Benner]

DR WARREN DRESSEL, DIED AT HIS HOME IN EDWARDSVILLE OF PNEUMONIA. HIS DEATH FOLLOWED JUST 3 WKS AFTER THAT OF HIS TWIN BRO, DR WALTER DRESSEL OF CARROLLTON, WHO ALSO DIED OF PNEUMONIA. FUNERAL AT HOME IN EDWARDASVILLE AND REMAINS BROUGHT TO THE HOME OF HIS JPARENTS MR & MRS JOSEPH DRESSEL, AT OLD KANE. BURIAL WAS IN OLD KANE CEM. HE LEAVES HIS WIFE AND 1 SON.

The funeral of Dr. Warren E. Dressel of Edwardsville was held Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dressel, at Old Kane. His death, mentioned last week, followed twenty days after that of his twin brother, Dr. Walter S. Dressel of this city.
Dr. Warren Dressel was born at Old Kane May 13, 1880. He began practicing his profession, osteopathy, in this city and remained here five years. After a year’s rest, he located at Edwardsville and has been there six years. He and Miss Lucile Greene were married at Sioux Falls, S. D., Dec. 27, 1906. His wife and one son, Joseph Hathaway, survive; also his parents, three sisters and two brothers. His exemplary life made him a valuable citizen in his community.
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LESTER CHARLES "DOC" DRIVER, 72, OF RR FIELDON DIED NOV 11 AT JERSEY CARE CENTER. FUNERAL WAS FROM JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. WITH REV FRANCIS VARBLE OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN BORLIN CEM. HE WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, JAN 2, 1905 A SON OF CHARLES ELY & FRANCES (GOANS) DRIVER AND WAS A QUARRY LABORER. HIS WIFE, STELLA (SCHAAF) DRIVER, DIED MARCH 19, 1968. HE IS SURVIVED BY 1 DAU, MRS LEEMAN (NILDA) EVANS OF ARNOLD, MO; 4 SONS, CHARLES “SHORTY” DRIVER OF CARROLLTON, ROBERT AND ELMER L “SAM” DRIVER OF JERSEYVILLE AND THOMAS R DRIVER OF FIELDON; 14 GRANDCHILDREN; 5 G-GRANDCHILDREN; 2 SIS, MRS ARTHUR (RUBY) CAARTER OF CARROLLTON AND MRS JOHN (MINA) MOORE OF INDIANA. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO BORLIN CEM.

CHARLES DRUMB, 91, RESIDENT OF ENGLISH TWSP, DIED AT THE JERSEY CO HOME, FOLLOWING AN ILLNESS OF 10 DAYS. SURVIVING ARE 7 DAU, MRS WILLIAM JOHNSON, KALAMAZOO, MI, MRS ANNA PETERS OF ST LOUIS, MRS HENRY SHAW AND MRS JACOB WILHALM OF CARROLLTON, MRS WILLIAM CUMMINGS OF DOW, MRS ROSCOE ORTEN OF WHITE HALL, MRS JESSE REYNOLDS OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 SON, GEORTE DEWEY DRUMB OF CARROLLTON; 28 GRANDCHILDREN AND 5 G-GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE FROM GUBSER CHAPEL, REV W A STEINKRAUS OFFICIATED AND INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM.

Charles Drumh, aged 91 years, 8 months and 20 days, died at the County Farm Sunday evening, April 23, at 9:?? O’clock where he had made his home for the past seven years. He had been in ill health for several weeks.
The deceased was born near Carrollton on June 3, 1841, but for many years had been a resident of Jersey county.
Mr. Drumh is survived by eight children, Mrs. Jesse Reynolds of this city, Mrs. Wm. Johnson of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mrs. Anna Peters of St. Louis, Mrs. Jake Wilhelm and Mrs. Henry Shaw of Carrollton, Mrs. Wm. Cummings of Dow, Mrs. Rosco Orten of White Hall and George Dewey Drumh of Carrollton, twenty-eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from Gubser’s Chapel in this city Wednesday afternoon, April 26, at two o’clock, Rev. W. A. Steinkraus officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

GEORGE L DUGAN, 89 YRS, 3 MO, AND 19 DAYS, RETIRED FARMER AND AUTO MECHANIC OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED DEC 1, IN JACKSONVILLE. HE HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH FOR SOME TIME. VISITATION AND SERVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV LOUIS PURCELL, PASTOR OF THE METHODIST CHURCH, OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MR DUGAN WAS A SON OF THE LATE JOHN W & EMILENE (FITZGERALD) DUGAN AND WAS BORN IN GREENE CO ON AUG 12, 1879. HE AND HIS SON, RAYMOND DUGAN, OPERATED AN AUTO REPAIR SHOP IN JERSEYVILLE FOR A NUMBER OF YRS. HE IS SURVIED BY HIS WIFE, FLORENCE DUGAN, JERSEYVILLE; 3 SONS, LEONARD OF GRANITE CITY, RAYMOND OF JERSEYVILLE AND ROBERT DUGAN OF QUINCY; 6I GRANDCHILDREN; SEVERAL G-GRANDCHILDREN; AND 1 BRO, CLARENCE DUGAN OF PORTLAND, OR. 1 DAU, LUCILLE, PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

Funeral of John W. Dugan, Civil War veteran, for many years a resident of Jersey Co., will be held today at 2 p.m. from the residence of Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Roady in Kane, where his death occurred Saturday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. – 83 years - Arrangements for funeral delayed to enable a son, Clarence Dugan, of Portland, Oregon to be present.
Four children: Mrs. Otto Barringer, Jerseyville; Mrs. Oscar Woolsey, Jerseyville;
His wife, formerly Miss Emeline Fitzgerald died 2 years ago. [Jerseyville Republican 01 Oct 1925]

John Duggan an old and respected resident of Rosedale met his death quite suddenly last week. He was returning home from Grafton on Monday and fell out of his buggy and received injuries by the fracturing of his skull of which he died at the residence of Nelson Williams on Thanksgiving Day. The remains were taken to Grafton and the funeral services conducted at St. Patrick’s Church, Saturday, Dec. 2nd, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Grafton cemetery followed by a large assembly of friends. Mr. Duggan will be very much missed at Rosedale as he was an honest and well respected citizen and one of the best posted men in the State on political and national affairs of our government. [Dec 1899]

EMMA E DUGGER, 73, OF JERSEYVILLE, DIED DEC 22, 1987 AT GREENWOOD MANOR NURSING HOME. SHE WAS BORN NOV 26, 1914, IN JERSEY CO TO THE LATE GEORGE BOWERS & BEULAH (COPE) BOWERS. SHE MARRIED GLENN O DUGGER ON SEPT 24, 1932, IN MEDORA. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER HUSBAND, GLENN OF JERSEYVILLE; 2 SONS, LEO DUGGER OF BETHALTO AND LAVERNE “BERNIE” DUGGER OF JERSEYVILLE; 1 DAU, JANET GERBIG OF JERSEYVILLE; 6 BRO, PAUL BOWERS OF E ALTON, KENNETH OF KANE, GEORGE JR OF TERREL, TX, CHARLES AND FLOYD, BOTH OF JESEYVILLE AND JAMES; 2 SIS, LOIS DUGGER OF JERSEYVILLE AND HELEN KINSEY OF PONTOON BEECH; 10 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 4 G-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PREDCEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS AND 2 SIS, MILDRED GROSS AND LELA MAE BOWERS. FUNERAL SERVICE WAS DEC 24, AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV BOB PRETTYMAN OFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO DIABETES FOUNDATION.

We have been informed that Thos. Dunaway, William Rollins and some others suspected of horse stealing and other criminal acts, were visited by some of the aggrieved parties in the Illinois Bottom, near the Finney Landing in this county, and after hanging Dunaway and Rollins, the former was shot and killed. Rollins, being also wounded, was supposed to be dead. He, however escaped.
It is to be hoped that these disgraceful outrages may soon be checked, and that all the parties engaged in these crimes may be speedily ferreted out, and the laws vindicated. [Jersey County Democrat 20 Apr 1866]

Isaiah C. Duncan, aged 85 years, 3 months and 20 days, died at his home in Grafton, Saturday, March 28th, at 11:10 p.m. The deceased was the son of Elijah and Elizabeth Elliott Duncan and was born in Franklin County, Mo., December 7, 1845.
Mr. Duncan is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth J. Duncan, three sons, George E. and Harry of Alton, and W. F. Duncan of Grafton; two daughters, Mrs. Dora Claridge of St. Louis, and Mrs. Ida Legate of Grafton; one half-sister, Mrs. Samantha Pounds of Festus, Mo., and one half-brother, John Retcher of DeSota, Mo. One daughter, Mrs. Cora Kaslich and one son, Leroy, preceded their father in death.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church in Grafton, Tuesday, March 31st, at 2:00 p.m., Re. C. H. Miller officiating. Services were under the auspices of the Full Moon Lodge, A. F. & A. M., No. 345, of Grafton, and interment was in the Meadow Branch Cemetery.

White Hall - James Franklin Duncan died Mar 2, 1899, 61 yrs, 3 mo 25 days buried Greenfield.

Mrs. John Q. Duncan died at her home a mile southwest of this city after an illness of several weeks, which terminated in quick consumption. Her maiden name was May Violetta Nichols and her age was 50 years. She was survived by her husband and three children. [Forty Years Ago 13 Feb 1948]

AMOS C DUNHAM, 84, DIED AT THE HOME OF HIS NEPHEW, JEFFERSON BRIGGS IN FIELDON, AUG 15, 1928. FUNERAL FROM KCP CHURCH AT FIELON. BURIED IN FIELDON CEM. HE WAS BORN IN JERSEY CO, SON OF AMOS & MARY (BARR) DUNHAM. SURVIVING ARE 1 DAU, MRS ED ABBOTT OF KANE; 1 SIS, MRS EMILY BRIGGS, FIELDON; AND 1 BRO, WALTER DUNHAM.

HUGH DUNHAM, DIED AT THE HOME OF HIS DAU, MRS WM A MURPHY IN ENGLISH TWSP AUG 15. FUNERAL FROM HOME WITH REV T J ROADY OF KANE OFFICIATING. BURIAL IN LAX CEM. HE LEAVES 2 SONS, WILLIAM AND OTTO; 5 DAU, LOUISA YORK OF ST LOUIS, SERELDA DRISCOLL OF ALTON, MRS GEORGE LANE OF DEXTER, MO, EMMA BURCH AND MRS MURPHY OF JERSEY CO.

Fieldon – Mrs. Janet L. (Kinser) Dunham, 26 of Fieldon, died Thursday at 1 p.m. at Jersey Community Hospital after an auto accident.
She was a machine operator at Roper Plastics Co. in Jerseyville.
She is survived by her husband Larry L. Dunham, who she married Jan. 10, 1970; one daughter Julie Ann, at home; her father and mother Russell Wayne Kinser of Roxana and Mrs. Virginia Russell of Carrollton; two brothers, Othal and David Kinser both of Carrollton and a maternal grandfather.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Richard Steinbach will conduct services at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

JANET LAVERNE DUNHAM, 26, OF FIELDON, DIED AT JERSEY COMM HOSP, AFTER A 2 CAR ACCIDENT. SHE WAS BORN FEB 3, 1950 AT CARROLLTON, A DAU OF RUSSELL WAYNE & VIRGINIA (NORBY) KINSER. SHE WAS A MACHINE OPERATOR AT ROPER PLASTICS. VISITATION AND FUNERAL FROM JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV RICHARD STEINBACH OF CARROLLTON OFFICIATED. INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. SURVIVING ARE HER HUSBAND LARRY L DUNHAM OF FIELDON; 1 DAU, JULIE ANN; HER FATHER, R WAYNE KINSER OF ROXANA; MOTHER, VIRGINIA RUSSELL OF CARROLLTON; 2 BRO, OTHAL AND DAVID KINSER OF CARROLLTON AND MATERNAL GRANDFATHER, LEROY NORBY OF MICHIGAN.

LESTER BARNEY DUNHAM, 52 YRS, 7 MO, AND 4 DAYS, OF RR FIELDON, DIED NOV 29, AT JERSEY COMM HOSP WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT THE PAST 5 WKS. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD DEC 1 AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV DORCIA HILL OFFFICIATED AND BURIAL WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. MR DUNHAM, AN EMPLOYEE AT LACLEDE STEEL, ALTON, WAS BORN IN GREENE CO, A SON OF THE LATE OTTO & MARY (FREAND) DUNHAM. SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, ARMEDA DUNHAM; 6 SONS, FRANK OF ELDRED, JAMES OF GODFREY, EUGENE OF ALTON, GERALD OF MEDORA, AND JOHN AND LARRY, WHO RESIDE AT HOME; 3 DAU, MRS IRENE CRESSWELL OF FIELDON, MRS NINA WIEBLE OF PERRYVILLE, MO, AND CLARA AT HOME; 22 GRANDCHILDREN; 5 SIS, MRS BENTON MUNDY, MRS HAROLD BURCH, AND MRS NINA GREEN OF JERSEYVILLE, MRS LESLIE GREEN OF PHOENIX, AZ, AND MRS JOHN RUSSELL OF HETTICK, AND 3 BRO, EDWARD OF FIELDON AND OTIS AND ROBERT DUNHAM OF JERSEYVILLE.

WILLIAM B DUNHAM, 81, DIED JAN 12 AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON. HE WAS BORN MAY 11, 1901 IN GREENE CO, SON OF WM D & FRANCES (KEITH) DUNHAM. HE LEAVES HIS WIFE, MAXINE (DUGGAN) DUNHAM; 1 DAU, HAZEL LILES, KANE; 1 BRO, JOHN DUNHAM OF JERSEYVILLE, 3 GRANDCHILDREN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, 2 BRO AND 2 SIS. FUNERAL FROM JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. REV R E GEORGE, BURIAL WAS IN LAX CEM.

DENNIS K DUNN, 72, DIED AT GREENWOOD MANOR NURSING HOME. HE WAS BORN IN CHESTERFIELD, FEB 23, 1906, A SON OF THE LATE MARTIN M & MARGARET (SHEA) DUNN AND WAS A RETIRED FOREMAN IN A TUBE MILL. SURVIVORS ARE HIS WIFE, CLETA (BARNARD) DUNN OF RR 1 JERSEYVILLE; 1 SON, KEVIN DAVID DUNN OF JERSEYVILLE; 3 DAU, MARSELLA DUNN OF SUNNYDALE, CA, JUDY CROTEAU, BUENA PARK, CA AND VIOLET WARIX, DOW; 1 BRO, PHILLIP J DUNN, JERSYVILLE; 5 SIS, IRENE SHIRACH, MONICO HARLOW AND ANN WITTMAN, ALTON, MARY SCHIEFFELIN, MOBILE, AL AND EDITH BURCH, BRANDENTON, FL, AND 11 GRANDCHILDREN. HIS PARENTS AND 1 BRO, MARK DUNN PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH. SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED OCT 31, AT DELHI BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV EARL CLAGG AND REV JAMES MAXWELL OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN RICHWOOD CEM NEAR ROODHOUSE. MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO CANCER FUND.

The many friends and acquaintances of Mr. David Dunsdon, of this city, will be surprised to learn of his sudden death. He was taken sick on Saturday, and died the following Monday morning. We have not learned the nature of the disease whichh snatched him away from his family and friends so suddenly. [Jersey County Democrat Jan 1869]

A most distressing accident occurred near Delhi about two weeks since. A little daughter of F. T. M. Dutcher, aged about four years, while playing with some companions, caught her dress on fire from some burning brush near the house and was so badly injured that she died the next morning. It was a terrible blow to the parents, of whom she was the idol, being remarkable gentle and affectionate and loved by all who knew her. [Jersey County Democrat 06 Apr 1866]

MRS LUCRETIA W DWYER, 76, OF WHITE HALL DIED OCT 20 AT BOYD MEM HOSP IN CARROLLTON. SHE WAS BORN JULY 19, 1902 IN WOODVILLE, A DAU OF THE LATE HARVEY & DELLA (CUMMINGS) BROWN. SHE IS SRUVIVED BY 1 SON, CARL C DWYER OF ALTON. HER HUSBAND, DANIEL P DWYER, DIED MARCH 31, 1969. SERVICES WERE HELD AT GUBSER FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE WITH BURIAL IN OAK GROVE CEM.

MELVIN EDWARD DWYER, 79, OF JERSEYVILLE DIED DEC 22 [1981] AT JERSEY COMM HOSP. SERVICES WERE HELD AT JACOBY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME IN JERSEYVILLE. DWYER WAS RETIRED FROM OLIN CORP. REV JAMES MAXWELL OFFICIATED WITH INTERMENT WAS IN OAK GROVE CEM. BORN IN GREENE CO, HE MARRIED BESSIE E WELLS WHO SURVIVES. ALSO SURVIVING ARE 3 DAU, JUANITA HUBERT OF JERSEYVILLE, KATHLEEN SETTLES OF JACKSONVILLE AND ROSELLA WOOLSEY OF HARDIN; 2 SONS, ROGER OF DOW AND CLIFTON OF JERSEYVILLE; AND 1 BRO, HOWARD, ALSO OF JERSEYVILLE.

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