Obituaries - Ab-Am

Mrs. A. A. Abbott, aged 64, died at her home Wednesday morning about 8:30 of acute gastritis and bright's disease. The funeral will be held from the Baptist Church Friday afternoon. The Rev. R. Carney officiated. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Services for Albert Andrew Abbott, 96, of Kane were held at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter Ely officiating. Burial was in Kane cemetery. His death occurred at 4:50 p.m. Dec. 10 [1984] at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. Born Nov. 3, 1888 in Greene County, he was a son of the late Albert Andrew and Elizabeth Seago Abbott. He taught 31 years in Greene County Grade schools, Pearl High School and Kane High School. Abbott was the oldest member and 70-year member of the Kane Baptist Church. He was a Mason for over 50 years, Grand King Solomon Lodge No. 197 and past master, 1922 and 1972 and was a past patron of Eastern Star Elizabeth Chapter No. 17. Abbott was a past mayor of Kane and former [remainder unavailable]

Mrs. C. A. Abbott died at home in west part of town, funeral from home, she was 91 years old. Rev. J. G. Dee [remainder unavailable] [Jul 1905]

Mrs. Dora Abbott, wife of Howard Abbot, died Thursday Morning, Feb 20 at 8:40 o'clock at her home on Pleasant Street in Jerseyville. She had been ill since Monday. Mrs. Abbott was the daughter of the late William Edwards and Mrs. Ellen Richert and was born June 26, 1892 in Kane. She was aged 48 years, 7 months and 24 days. Surviving Mrs. Abbott in addition to her husband are ten children, Mrs. Pauline Tucker and Mrs. Emiline Crotchett of Kane, William Abbott of Jerseyville, Mrs. George Luke of Benton MS., Miss Drusilla Abbott, Mrs. Emmett Scoggins, Misses Ruby, Retha and Peggy Abbott of Jerseyville and James Abbott of Edwardsville. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. Ellen Richert of Bernie, MO., two brothers, Clarence Richert of Bernie, Mo., and Vernon Richert of Granite City; five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Glass and Miss Gussie Richert of Bernie, Mo., Mrs. Mabel Marler and Mrs. Viola Tinkler of Nameoki, and Mrs. Emma Seago of Fieldon, and ten Grandchildren. [Jersey Democrat News 21 Feb 1941]

Earl Edison Abbott, 71, 923 S. State St., Jerseyville died at 2:15 a.m. Oct 29 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1912 in Greene County to the late Edison L. Abbott and Hattie Meyers Dunham. The World War II veteran retired as sweeper from Peavey Mills in 1972. His survivors are three brothers, Alvin, Richard and James, all of Jerseyville; five sisters, Ethel Sprowel, Peoria, AZ., Thelma Varble, Carrollton, Catherine Abbott, Jerseyville, Alice Mapes, Troy, Edith Kincaid, Meadowbrook. Services were conducted Monday morning at Jacoby Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Pendleton with burial in Lax Cemetery near Jerseyville. Lax Cemetery has been named as a memorial.

Edison Lynn Abbott, a farmer of the Kane vicinity, died Easter Sunday Morning, April 6, at nine-thirty o'clock at the home of his daughters on East Arch Street in Jerseyville. Mr. Abbott had been in ill health since last August and for the past four months had made his home in Jerseyville with his daughters. He was the son of the late Albert A., and Elizabeth Seago Abbott and was born in Greene County, August 2, 1885, his age at the time of death was 61 years 8 months and 4 days. He is survived by five sons, Earl Edison, Christy Lynn and Richard Lee Abbott of Kane, Alvin Andrew Abbott of East Alton and James Lowery Abbott of Jerseyville, and five daughters, Mrs William Sprowel of Phoenix, AZ, Miss Catherine Sarah Abbott of Jerseyville, Mrs Donald Varble of Eldred and Miss Alice Ruth Abbott of Alton. He also leaves four brothers, Howard Abbott of Jerseyville, Albert and Sam Abbott of Kane and Gilbert Abbott of Fieldon; two sisters, Mrs. John Williams and Mrs. Jesse Ashlock of Kane, nine grandchildren and one great grand-daughter. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 9, at two o'clock at the Bethany Baptist Church northwest of Jerseyville. Reverend James Monroe of White Hall officiated at the rites and interment was in Lax Cemetery.

Ethelbert Henkel Abbott, 63, of 309 Harriett, Alton, died at 9:20 a.m. on Oct 29 at the Pike County Hospital, Louisiana, MO. Final services will be held at the Jacoby Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with the Rev. Garold Cooper officiating. Interment will be in the Kane Cemetery. Friends may call at Jacoby Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31st. He was born Dec 3, 1910 at Kane, the son of Albert A. Abbott and Ethel Henkel Abbott and was self employed. His survivors include his parents, Mr and Mrs Albert A. Abbott of Kane; one son, Ethelbert H. Abbott, Jr., Louisville, KY.; five daughters, Mrs Gwendolyn Wisbey, Louisville, KY., Mrs. Jacquelin Rettinghaus, Louisiana, MO., Mrs Nellie May Whorl, Sharon and Ronda Abbott, Alton; a brother, Ernest Wilson Abbott of Kane; a sister, Mrs Mary Flamm, Decatur; 16 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two stepsons, George Blair, Godfrey and James Blair, Seminole, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Mrs Frances Stamper, Alton; seven step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ethel Erthal. [1974]

Hannah Nix Abbott (Mrs. Joe) died Nov 2, 1920, 58 yrs old, cancer former resident of Rockbridge [White Hall]

Services for Howard W. Abbott, 94, of Kane were conducted May 8, from Jacoby Bros. Funeral home by the Rev. A. A. Edebuhr. burial was in Lax Cemetery. He died at 12:20 p.m. on May 5 [1977] at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. A farmer, he was born on April 12, 1883 in Greene County, a son of Albert A. and Elizabeth Seago Abbott. His survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Pauline Turner, Mrs. Tillie Luke, Mrs. Ernest (Drusilla) Hetzel, Mrs. Tony (Irene) Scoggins, Mrs. Peggy Beauchamp of Jerseyville; Mrs. James (Emeline) Crotchett and Mrs. Ruby Postlewait of Kane and Mrs. Joe (Wreatha) Webb of Casa Grande, Ariz.; two sons, William H. Abbott of Jerseyville and James E. Abbott of Caulfield, Mo.; 28 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Albert A. Abbott of Kane. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dora M. Edwards who died in 1941; one daughter and one son.

Funeral services for Maudie Alvina Abbott, 81, of rural route, Kane will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 1:30 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Garland Williams officiating. Her death occurred April 17 [1973] at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Interment was in Kane Cemetery. She was born December 2, 1891 in Jersey County the daughter of Marion and Elzina Elizabeth Burch Keown. Her husband was the late Samuel L. Abbott. Her survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Frank (Effie) Polito, Detroit, Michigan, Mrs Eylene Walthers, Justice, Mrs Robert (Clara) Smith, Thayer, Mrs Elzina Morris, Lebanon, N.J., Mrs. Harold (Ellen) Holmes, Carrollton, Mrs Marion (Eunice) Dustman, Godfrey, Mrs William (Betty) Walters, Las Animas, Colorado, and Mrs Lindel (Wanda) Wilkinson, Kane; five sons, Leo, William, and Samuel of Kane, Alonzo of Jerseyville, Robert of Milwaukee, Wis.; 55 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one sister, Eva Keown of St. Louis. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home.

Robert Lee Abbott, 47, of White Hall was pronounced dead on arrival at 8:15 p.m. Jan 4 [1984] at White Hall Hospital where he was taken following a two-car accident five miles north of White Hall on route 106. The Jerseyville native was the son of Thelma Greene Birch of Kane and the Late William S. Abbott. His survivors are his wife, the former Mildred Jean Scoggins whom he married on March 1, 1977 in Jerseyville; mother; three daughters, Nancy Abbott of Jerseyville, Averyl Abbott, Jacksonville, and Katrina Abbott, at home; a son, Eddie, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Jeanie Ann Dabbs and Christine JoAnn Dabbs, both at home; a stepson, Patrick Allen Dabbs, at home; a brother, Norman, of Columbia, S.C.; two grandchildren. Services were held Saturday morning at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon [Aug 1970] at 2 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home for Samuel Lester Abbott, 78, of Kane whose death occurred Sunday morning at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. Rev Garland Williams of Jerseyville officiated at the services and interment was in Kane Cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born Feb 18, 1892 in Greene County a son of the late Albert A. and Elizabeth Seago Abbott. His survivors are his wife Maudel A. Keown Abbott; five sons, Leo, Samuel A. and William H. of Kane, Alonzo of Jerseyville, and Herschel R. of Milwaukee, Wis.; eight daughters, Mrs Elzina Morris, Jerseyville, Mrs Ellen Holmes, Carrollton, Mrs Eunice Dustman, Godfrey, Mrs Wanda Wilinson, Kane, Mrs Effie Polito, Detroit, Michigan, Mrs Elplena Walthers, Chicago, Mrs Clara Smith, Thayer, and Mrs Betty Walters, Los Animas, CO; 55 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert A. Abbott of Kane and Howard Abbott of Jerseyville; and one sister, Mrs Emily Ashlock of Kane. His parents, one son, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Funeral Home.

Stephen Wayne Abbott, 29, of 137 Roberts St., Jerseyville was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-car accident on route 109 south of the city limits at 12:10 p.m. Oct. 27. Abbott was employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. He was born July 14, 1949 in Carrollton, a son of William H. and Georgia Mae White Abbott. Abbott was a past vice-president of Local No 40 Glass Bottle Blowers Assn. and a member of the Eagles Lodge. He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Russell whom he married Feb. 17, 1968; Three daughters, Stephanie, 10, Elizabeth five, and Amanda, who was born Oct. 24; three brothers, Preston Brown and Robert Abbott, both of Stephensville, Tex., Norman Abbott of South Carolina; a sister, Garentta Schumann of Oklahoma City, Okla. Services were held Monday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. funeral home with the Rev Frank Goss officiating, Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Services for William H. Abbott, 71, of R1, Fieldon were conducted Saturday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Pendleton with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. The World War II Army veteran died at 4:28 a.m. Nov. 10 at Christian Hospital Northeast. He was born Sept. 18, 1911 in Jersey County, a son of Howard and Dora Edwards Abbott and was a retired construction laborer. His survivors include his wife, Georgia White Abbott; two sons, Norman Abbott of Columbia, S.C. and Robert Lee Abbott, White Hall; one stepdaughter, Garnetta Schumann, Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, James Abbott, Jerseyville; seven sisters, Pauline Turner, Irene Scoggins, Drusilla Hetzel, Peggy Powell, Jerseyville, Emaline Crotchett and Ruby Postelwait of Kane and Wretha Webb of Casa Grande, Ariz., 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Bill D. Adams, 58, of Jerseyville, died May 18 at his residence. He was born May 6, 1927, in Medora to the late Willis Adams and Ann Taylor. He was a laborer. Survivors include brothers Bob of Brussels and Bud of Phoenix; and sisters Clarabell Woods of Alton, Mildred Kraushaar of Jerseyville and Georgia Abbott and Hazel Abbott, both of Kane. Visitation was May 20 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral was May 21 at the funeral home with th Rev. Louis Kappler officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. There is no memorial. [May 1985]

Emma Alice Adams, 88, died Jan, 22. Rev. Simon A. Simon, Jacoby Funeral Home. Born in Jerseyville, daughter of Fred and Louise Brandt Hund. Married George C. Adams on Sept. 20, 1920 in Carlinville, IL. He died November 8, 1981. Leaves a son, Bob, of Jerseyville, daughter Margaret Rowden of Rosewood Hts, 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. [Democrat News 31 Jan 1985]

George Clarence Adams, 81, of R 3, Jerseyville died at 9:40 a.m. Nov 8 [1981] at St. John's Mercy Hospital, St Louis County. He was a retired retail salesman for the former Jacobs Lumber Co. Born Nov 29, 1899, he was a son of the late George and Olive Brooks Adams. His survivors include his wife, the former Emma Hund whom he married Sept 20, 1920 in Carlinville; one son, Robert Adams, Alton; a daughter, Margaret Rowden, Rosewood Heights; one brother, Charles Adams, Granite City; a sister, Alice Schattgen, Biloxi, MS.; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. His parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Russell Shaw will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Willis "Junior" E. Adams, 54, of 606 Wabash, died at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday [Jul 1983] at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was a laborer, born in Medora, son of Mahala Ann (Taylor) Adams Burnett of Alton and the late Willis Adams. Surviving are his mother; three brothers, Bill of Jerseyville, Harry "Bud" of Phoenix, AZ, and Robert of Brussels; four sisters, Clara Bell Woods of Godfrey, Georgia and Hazel Abbott, both of Kane and Mildred Kraushaar of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until service time at 1:30 p.m. at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. Louis Kappler officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Thomas Adney, age 80 years, died at his home in Elsah Wednesday morning, May 22, after a brief illness. Mrs. Adney was well known throughout the county having lived in Jersey county many years. He was a civil war veteran. He is survived by two sons and one daughter. The funeral services were held at the home Friday morning at 10 o’clock. The Rev. Mr. Rhein, pastor of the Grafton M. E. church, officiated. The body was taken to Mellville where it was laid to rest. A large number of friends from out-of-town attended the funeral. [Jerseyville Republican 30 May 1917]

Mrs. Maria Akabauer formerly of Fieldon died in Ashland, June 16, Funeral from home of Clarence West in Fieldon. Rev. W. H. Jordan. Died at home of daughter, Emma Dyer, 83 years born in Hanover, Germany March 2, 1829 and confirmed in Lutheran church at age 13. In 1851 came to U. S. making trip in slow sailing vessel taking 13 weeks, during which time storms and other dangers were met. Landed in New Orleans in September and later came to Jerseyville, IL. Married J. G. Arkebauer who died in 1895. Eleven children, two dying in infancy and Henry dying in 1895. Six daughters and two sons. Jacob of Kane, Edward of Delhi, Mrs. James Sowers and Mrs J. P. Foster of Tallula, IL., Mrs W. C. Stout and Mrs Emma Dyer of Ashland, IL., Mrs Clarence West who lives on old homestead at Fieldon, IL., and Mrs Max Axman of Chester, IL., 15 grandchildren. Charter member of Fieldon Lutheran Church. [Jerseyville Republican Jun 1912]

Vivian Pauline Akers, 62, died at 6:47 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 1989, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born in Eldred, she was the daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley. On May 6, 1950, in Jerseyville, she married Keith Akers. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Wannetta McBride of Jerseyville; a son, Leonard Akers of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; two brothers, George Talley of Fieldon and Charles Talley of Jerseyville; and seven sisters, Eileen Moore of Granite City, Armeda Dunham of McClusky, Lola Mae Dunham and Beatrice Ebker, both of Jerseyville, Frances Crumley and Delores Stone, both of Alton, and Wilma Griffin of Washington. Preceding her in death were a son, Edward Akers; and a sister, Marvell Brooks. The body was cremated. There is a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Open Door Fellowship Church in Jerseyville with the Rev. Wilbur Cain officiating. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home of Jerseyville is handling arrangements.

Word has been received here of the death of John Albert, brother of the late Louis Albert of this city, which occurred Thursday, November 12th, at Silex, Mo. Funeral arrangements were not ascertained. [19 Nov 1931]

Twenty Years Ago - Claude Hazelwood, a Hillview resident, aged 45 years is being held pending an official investigation into the death of his housekeeper, Ollie Alfred, aged 30 years, found shot to death in the Hazelwood home Sunday night. [October 8, 1948]

Died—At Rome, Georgia, of Rheumatic pain, Mr. R. R. Allabaugh, of the 9th Illinois Infantry, in the 33rd year of his age. Died—At Rome, Georgia, of Rheumatic pain, Mr. R. R. Allabaugh, of the 9th Illinois Infantry, in the 33rd year of his age.Died—At Rome, Georgia, of Rheumatic pain, Mr. R. R. Allabaugh, of the 9th Illinois Infantry, in [remainder unavailable]

Delbert "Bud" Allen, 55, of Kane died at home March 20, 1984. Owner of Kane Manufacturing Co., born in Greene County. Son of Harold Allen of Kane and late Freda McAdams Allen. Married Georgia Elmore on May 1, 1948, she died on November 2, 1983. Leaves three daughters, Gloria, Catherine and Mary, all of Kane, one son, John of Kane a stepson, Mike Warren of Troy, one grandchild, three sisters; Helen Hamilton of Louisville, KY., Catherine Mathis and Eloise Andrews of Hardin, IL. Burial in Kane Cemetery. [Democrat News 27 Mar 1984]

Fay Irene Allen, 78, former East Alton resident, died at 1:35 p.m. Monday [Dec 1982] at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born in Wrights, daughter of the late P. M. and Arie Edna (Maberry) Stinnett. She married Elmer E. Allen in 1922 in Greene County, and he died Dec. 15, 1979. She is survived by two sons, Dale of Alton and Ronald of Godfrey; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Todd Taylor at 3 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery.

Final services for Goldie Allen, 83, of Kane will be conducted this afternoon, April 18, [1974] at 3:00 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. Jack Brown of Waverly officiating. Her death occurred on April 15 at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton. Interment was in Kane cemetery. She was born Feb. 3, 1891 in Greene County, a daughter of Dudley Franklin and Minnie L. Woolsey Allen. Her survivors are four cousins, Norman J. Woolsey and Everett Woolsey of Oklahoma City, Ervill Woolsey of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Nola Johnson of Wood River. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home. the 33rd year of his age. [Carrollton Gazette 18 Feb 1865]

Henry Raymond Allen, 75, R 4, Jerseyville died at 7:22 am May 7 [1984] at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. He was born Aug 27, 1908 in Greene County, son of the late Jefferson and Rose Frech Allen. The retired police officer had served for 16 years in East Alton, four years in Carrollton and four years in Eldred, until his retirement. He is survived by two brothers, Harold Allen of Kane and Harley Allen of Jacksonville, nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at Gubser Funeral Home at 2 pm Wednesday by the Rev. Peter Ely. Burial will be in Jalappa Cemetery. The Jalappa Cemetery fund has been named as the memorial.

Jesse F. Allen of 9?0 Giddings Avenue, Jerseyville, died at one o’clock Saturday morning at Garnet Nursing Home on West Pearl Street where he had been a patient for some time.
Funeral services for Mr. Allen were held at two o’clock Monday afternoon at the Gubser Funeral Home with Reverend Harry Frazer officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Allen, son of the late John and Mary T. Bright Allen, was born in Jersey County and was eight-one years old on the fourth of this month. He was a retired concrete finisher.
His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Stella King Allen; eight sons, Wesley, Hubert, Floyd, Lloyd and Lester of Jerseyville; Charles of Mesquite, Texas, and Delbert and John of Dow; three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Madeita) Bauman of Jerseyville, Mrs. Virgil (Mary) Boomer of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Mrs. Cletus (Helen) Menth of Kane; one brother, Lawrence Allen of Jerseyville, and four sister, Mrs. Vila Hanlin, Miss Mary Allen, and Mrs. Susan Wallace of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Alice Miler of California; thirty-one grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren. [18 Jan 1973]

Roodhouse - Krystal Allen, 5-month-old infant daughter of Christopher Allen and Jessie Hardwick, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 1988, at Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville.
She was born in Jerseyville, and in addition to her parents, is survived by a brother, Christopher Allen II at home; and her grandparents, Jerry and Sonja Hardwick of Roodhouse and Chester and Mary Gound of Patterson. Visitation is 9:30-10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse. Graveside rites will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. at Pine' Tree Cemetery in Patterson. [Alton Telegraph 29 Nov 1988]

Mrs. Lottie B. Allen died at home of sister, Mrs Nettie Carrico in Alton. Daughter of Daniel S. and Elizabeth Seago Keeley, born in Greene Co., June 6, 1869, Wednesday, February 27, 1895 to Dudley Allen who died March 24, 1900, leaves one brother Charles T. Keeley, 2 sisters, Mrs Thomas Mourning of Jersey Co., Mrs Nettie Carrico, half sister, Mrs Charles King of Alton, 2 half brothers, Ed and Harvey Mourning of Alton, step fathr, Richard Mourning. Services at Bethany Baptist Church, Rev. A. B. Carson, Rev. Gaither, Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. [Nov 1926]

Ruth V. Allen, 58, died at 10:50 am Sunday [Nov 1985] at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born in Fieldon, a daughter of the late Roy L. and Edna (Murray) Devening. On Jan 21, 1948, in Kane, she married James E. Allen, who survives. Also surviving, are one daughter, Sherry Wise of Robinson; one grandson; and two sisters, Lila Cummings of Kane and Mary Jean Aderton of Hardin. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm today at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where Eastern Star services will be held at 7 pm. Services will be at the funeral home at 2 pm Wednesday with the Rev Peter Ely officiating. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery.

J. D. "Uncle Jake" Ambrose, former well-know resident of Jersey County, died Monday, May 21, [1951] just two days before he would have marked his one hundredth birthday anniversary. His death occurred at eleven o'clock in the morning at the home of his wife's son-in-law, Charles Watts, at Michael following an illness of five months. A representative of the Democrat-News called on the aged man Saturday but his condition at that time did not permit an interview. Mr. Ambrose, familiarly known as "Uncle Jake" was born in West Virginia on May 23, 1851, and came to Illinois with his parents in 1865. Most of his life was spent in Jersey and Greene Counties where he engaged in farming and for a time he taught school in Greene County. For several years the aged man made his home in Jerseyville. The aged man was married six times. His last marriage took place on December 31, 1946, when he was married to Mrs. Mary Becker of Calhoun County, who survives him. In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs Charles Schneider of Carrollton. Friends called at the Mehl funeral home in Carrollton until Thursday when funeral rites were held at two o'clock at the Carrollton Baptist Church. Reverend L. Grigg, pastor of the church officiated at the rites and burial was in the Carrollton City cemetery.

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