Obituaries - E

The funeral of Clarinda G. Eads, 76, of 109 Roberts St, Jerseyville was conducted Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville by the Rev. V. Caly Noah. Burial was in Providence Cemetery near Carrollton. Her death occurred at 8:20 p.m. June 10 at St Anthony's Hospital in Alton. A retired school teacher in School District 100, she was born Jan 11, 1906 in Greenfield, a daughter of the late Francis and Nettie Ann Stevens Varble. She was a member of the Jerseyville Business and Professional Women's Club. Her survivors are four sons, Kenneth of Medora, Keith of Kane, Leslie of Jerseyville and Roger of Norman; one daughter, Evelyn Cowfal of Beardstown; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Varble of Indianapolis, Ind and Francis Varble of Carrollton and a sister Minerva Ashford of Carlinville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie K. Eads who died in May 1979, one daughter and one son. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial.

Vernon Eades. 39 of Wood River, Il died at St. Joseph's Hospital while funeral services were being held for his father, Charles Milton Eades. Charles died while at work at Standard Oil Co. Vernon born Nov 19, 1902 at Kane came to Wood River with his parents. Leaves widow Mildred, two daughters, his mother, Mrs. Daisy Eades, four sisters, Mrs. Helen Sweet and Mrs. Dorthy Gerdt. East Alton Mrs Margaret Scoggins of Rosewood Heights, Mrs Winnie Waters of Godfrey and two brothers, Quentin Eades and Willard of Whiting, Ind. He was a member of a family that had been prominent in Camelville, Ky for many years. It was a Camelville where his father was born. One of his ancestors, Paton Camel was founder of Camelville. Services for Charles Milton Eades were held at United Brethren Church of Wood River. Burial in Meadow Branch Cemetery near Graton. Pallbearers were: Ralph Bilderbeck, James Jackson, Raymond Todd, George Teasley, Albert Seynhoven and Herman Oetting. Vernon Eades was buried in Meadow Branch aldo.

Services were held at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin for Benjamin Pierce Eagleton, 89, of Altoon, Fla., a former East Hardin resident, who died March 22 in a Eustis, Fla. hospital. Eagleton was a commissioner for the Nutwood Drainage Dist of 25 years and in the early 30's had served on the Jersey County Board of Supervisors and also as chairman. He formerly owned three laundromats, two in Jerseyville and one at East Hardin. He also owned five farms in Greene County which he later sold locally. At one time he was appointed farm manager at Alton State Hospital and had received a citation for getting the food prices for meals down. Born in Enfield, son of the late Leander and Minnie Pierce Eagleton, he married the former Margaret Monier and she survives. Besides his wife, surviving are a daughter, Ellen Zumwalt of Lincoln, Neb; two sons, Edward Lee of Paducah, Ky and Benkamin, Jr. of Benton; four grandchildren and a brother, Clifford of Fieldon. Burial was at Alton Cemetery. The Presbyterian Church of Hardin had been suggested as a memorial.

Albert Earl died Oct 25, 1896. Services from Methodist Church. Wife died. Left 6 children.

Funeral services were held at the Gubser Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, Nov 8 at 2 p.m. for Retha Marie Early small daughter of Ralph and Grace Kendall Early who died at the family home at 507 Leavett Street in Jerseyville early Friday morning, Nov 6. Rev. L. Simmons of Alton officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Retha Marie was born in Carrollton, Mar 22, 1951 and her age at the time of death was two years, seven months and fourteen days. She had been in frail health since birth. The little girl is survived by her parents; one sister, Ruth Ann Early; a half-brother, Jack Chester of Jerseyville and her grandparents Mr and Mrs Harry Kendall of Manchester and Mrs William Avery of Alton.

Clinton East, 85, of DeKalb, formerly of Jerseyville, died Nov 24, 1988, in DeKalb. a retired farmer, he was born in Greene Co., son of the late George and Lillie Gier East. surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Graham; a daughter Mary Krupp of DeKalb, two grandsons and two brothers, Clay East of Youngstown, Ariz and Dennis of Jerseyville. Three brothers proceeded him in death. A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Mary's Church in Tampico. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church where East had been a member. Allen-Schmitt-Garland Funeral Home of Tampico was in charge of arrangements.

Many relatives and friends attended the funeral of Mrs. George East which was held Sunday afternoon at the country home four and one-half miles south of Jerseyville, where her death occurred on Jan 5 after a brief illness with pneumonia. Services were in charge of Rev. G. C. Kirchner and Rev. A. W. Kortkamp of Alton, ministers of the Pentecostal denomination, and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. A Pentecostal quartette from Alton sang several musical numbers. Many beautiful floral offerings were received, expressive of the love and respect in which Mrs. East was held by relatives and friends. She was a lady of beautiful Christian character, a loving wife and mother and a kind neighbor and friend, and her passing is mourned by the entire community in which she lived. Mrs East was in her 59th year. She is survived by her husband and six sons, Leonard, Parker, Clinton, Fred, Dennis and Clay East. Three surviving sisters are Mrs. Catherine Freer of Alton, Miss Annie Gier of Greene County and Mrs Lenora Ashford of Jerseyville. The surviving brothers are Bert Gier of Greene Co and George Gier of Greenville, Mo.

Vernon Parker East, 54, of Tallahassee, Fla, formerly of Jerseyville, died Jan 10 at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He was born July 10, 1923 in Illinois the son of Parker and Ruby Vanausdoll East. He was a veteran of World War 2 and was a ballistics technician for Olin Munitions Plant. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Tallahassee. He married Rosalie Narup, and she survives, as well as two daughters, Mrs Janice Rimby, Rockbridge and Judy Russell, Jerseyville; a son Jeff East of Tallahassee; three grandchildren, a brother, William East of Jerseyville, two sisters Mrs Marjorie Love of Lakeside, Calif. and Mrs Dorothy Cope of Jerseyville. Funeral mass will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Jan 13 at St Mary's Westwoods, Father Michael P. Henehan, celebrant. Burial will be in St Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home from 4-9 p.m. today (Thursday) The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Verna Davenport of Carrollton has received word of the death of her nephew, Hollis Eastham of N. 3391 Brett, Decatur, who was a Jerseyville resident before moving to Decatur. He was the son of Charles and Florence Corzine Eastham and is survived by his wife and two daughters. Services and burial were in Decatur.

Mrs. Joanna Eaton died Nov 2 at the home of George Smith three miles east of Kane. Born in Rowan Co., NC about the year 1790, moved soon after her marriage to Jersey Co and settled on a farm where she resided for nearly 50 years. Paralyzed in spring of 1818. Member of ME Church and as no sufficient announcement had been made the attendance at grave was small.

Mrs. Lucy K. Eby, 84, widow of William Eby, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in Boyd Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for a few days. Mrs Eby was the former Lucy Shaw and her marriage to Mr Eby took place in March 1894. He preceded her in death Dec 22, 1985. Surviving are two sons, Flyd of Cottage Hills and Charles of Bethal to, five daughters, Mrs Nellie Chofiled and Mrs Elon Varble, Carrollton; Mrs Martha Anderson and Mrs Mary Vroman of East Alton and Mrs Daisy Russell of Alton, and a brother Henry Shaw of Carrollton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Simpson Funeral Home and interment will be in Carrollton city cemetery.

Robin Dwight Edwards, Sr, 73, who resided at 207 E. Carpenter St, Jerseyville, died at 12:40 a.m. Jan 14 at Jersey Community Hospital where he was admitted on Jan 11. He was born in Rockbridge, Nov 19, 1902 the son of the late James L. and Letta C. Campbell Edwards. He was a retired electrician and was a radio dispatcher at the Jerseyville Police Department for a number of years. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Margaret Tucker Edwards; one daughter, Miss Janet Edwards of Jerseyville; one son, Robin D. Edwards, jr., Godfrey and two grandchildren. Visitation will be at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon Jan 16 at Gubser's with the Rev. Everett Chambers of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

William Bailey Edwards born in Monmouth Co, NJ April 26, 1824. Grandson of Gen Bailey of Revolutionary War fame. Learned tailors trade, married Mary Emma Allen on Mar 15, 1848, and left NJ and came to Jersey Co moving on a farm of Abijah Davis, where he lived two years. Then moved to Jerseyville and teamed between Alton and Jerseyville for 11 years hauling flour to Alton and merchandise of all kinds from Alton to Jerseyville. In fall of 1865 purchased farm of 160 acres in Richwood Township where he lived until death of his wife June 20, 1889. Since that time he has lived with children and at time of his death March 11, 1898 was living with son, William, six miles west of Kane. Father of 13 children seven of whom are still living. On account of severe illness of his son, funeral services were conducted at the cemetery by Rev. Crawford.

William H. Edwards born in Portsmount, Sciato Co, Ohio, Oct 9, 1840 came with his parents to Ill in 1849. Lived near Dow-then Delhi. In 1870 he married Emma Felter of Kane, Il. 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters. Mrs Edwards died 4 years ago. 2 children remain, Harry T. of Grafton and Percy Edwards of Des Moines, Iowa. 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Resided on farm near Brighton from his marriage until 1908 when he came to Grafton. Died at St Anthony's Hospital in Alton 87 years. Funeral at Harry Edwards home. Rev. C. J. Struebing. Burial at Brighton.

William Henry Edwards born in Monmouth Co, NJ July 13, 1850 died at home six miles west of Kane, Mar 15, 1898. Leaves wife and four children. Funeral by Rev. Crawford. Burial in Reddish Cem. Oldest son of Wm Bailey Edwards. March 17 as Mrs. W.H. Edwards with her family was returning home from her husband's funeral, her little son, aged four years, taken sick and died at home of her sister, Mrs Papker Dunham, two days later.

Mrs Anna Augusta Egelhoff, widow of William H. Egelhoff, died at one twenty-five o'clock Thanksgiving afternoon at the Waters Nursing home on Giddings Avenue where she had been a patient for several months. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where services were held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, Nov 25. Rev. H.O. Renken, pastor of the Peace United Church of Christ, officiated, and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs Egelhoff, a daughter of the late Frederick and Magdaline Warner Groppel, was born in Jersey Co, Mar 8, 1882. Her age at the time of death was eighty years, eight months and fourteen days. The decedent is survived by five daughters, Mrs Edwin Sauerwein, Mrs Harry Karr and Mrs Leonard Willman of Jerseyville, Mrs Charles Cary of Marathon, Florida and Mrs Albert Lawrence of Miami, Florida; four sons, Henry, Leo, and Clarence of Jerseyville and Walter Egelhoff of Piasa; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren, one brother, Charles Groppel of Fieldon; and seven sister, Mrs Henry Steiner and Mrs Earl Guess of Carlinville; Mrs Alfred Isringhausen and Mrs Clifton Cunningham of Jerseyville; Mrs Frank Handler of Phoenix Arizona and Mrs Louis Rosenthal of Fieldon. Her husband and one son, Edward, preceded her in death.

John Egelhoff one of our highly esteemed and substantial citizens died Friday morning, 76 years. Came from Dorn Duerkheim in Hesen-Darmstadt, German province of the fatherland. Came to USA in his younger years and farmed in Greene Co. Married Marie Ackerbauer -10 children.

Leo Louis Egelhoff, 72, died at 3:43 a.m. today, June 7, 1988 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was employed by the State of Illinois 29 years, retiring in Dec 1984. Born in Jersey County, he was the son of the late William and Anna Groppel Egelhoff. He married the former Pauline Grothasu July 20, 1940 in Jerseyville and she survives. Also surviving are a son Robert Egelhoff of Jerseyville; a daughter Carol Wilson of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren, Three brothers, Henry and Elarence of Jerseyville and Walter of Piasa; four sisters, Freda Cray of Florida, Matilda Lawerence and Bertha Willman, both of Jerseyville and Grace Karr of Kane. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services will conducted 10 a.m. Thursday by Rev. William Hembrow. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to a charity of ones choice.

Ralph K. Egelhoff, well-known Jerseyville florist and chairman of the Jerseyville Water Board died at seven-five o'clock at the Jersey Community Hospital where he was taken for treatment after suffering a sever heart attach at the family home west of Jerseyville an hour earlier. Mr Egelhoff, a son of the late J. August and Amelia Ann Kirchner Egelhoff, was born in Jersey County. His age at the time of death was 59 years, 3 months, and 28 days. He was educated in the Jerseyville schools and later attended the University of Illinois. he had been in the nursery business since the '30's. Mr Egelhoff was serving his third nine year term as a member of the Jerseyville Water Board and has held the chairmanship of the Board for a number of years. He was also instrumental in the organization of the Westlake Development Corp. which foster the Westlake Country Club, and through his knowledge of the nursery business he has given valuable assistance to the preparation and care of the greens on the golf course. The Jerseyville florist was a charter member of the Lions Club and served as one of its first presidents. He was a past worshipful master of Jerseyville Lodge A.F. and A.M. and was member of the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville. Other fraternal memberships were in the Elks and Moose Lodges of Jerseyville. Prior to the organization of Community Unit School Dist No 100, Jersey and Greene Counties, Mr Egelhoff served on the Board of Education of the Jerseyville Grade School for a number of years. At the time of his death he was serving as president of the Federal Land Bank Association of Carrollton. Surviving Mr Egelhoff are his [Democrat News 29 Apr 1966 rest of obit unavailable]

Walter Frank Egelhoff, 72, died at 10:28 p.m. Tuesday May 15, 1990 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a retired farmer. Born in Otterville, he was the son of the late William and Anna Groppel Egelhoff. On Aug 9, 1941, in St Charles, Mo he married the former Helen Woods. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Bill Egelhoff of Shipman and Mike Egelhoff of Piasa; five grandchildren; four sisters, Freda Cray of Florida, Matilda Lawrence of Jerseyville, Grace Karr of Kane and Bertha Willman of Jerseyville; and two brothers, Henry and Clarence both of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were a sister, Edna Sauerwein and two brothers Edward and Leo Egelhoff. Visitation is form 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday with services at 1 p.m. at Targhetta Funeral Home in Spima. The Rev. Rick Francis will officiate. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Area Ambulance Service, Shipman Unit.

William Egelhoff wagon maker in Carrollton 57 years. 76 years old. Born 3 Jan 1825 in Donkirkhein, German. To America with parents landing in New Orleas, Dec 27, 1849 to Her. [?] then to Carrollton. Was in business with M.H. Watt and later John Long. Built a 3 story factory building. Married Eliza Jane Hubbard Dec 1, 1859. 7 children - 4 living, Mr. R. of St Louis, Henry of Spokane, Wash, Clarence of Springfield, Mo and Clara LaRue of San Francisco, Calif.

Funeral services for Ronald Dean Eisler, sixteen year old Jerseyville youth, were held from Gubser Funeral Home to the First Baptist Church, Wednesday afternoon, Mar 19 at 2 o'clock. Rev Carl Moman, pastor of the Church officiated at the services and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Ronald Dean's death occurred suddenly Monday afternoon, March 17 at 2:45 at the home of his parents on Lincoln Avenue. An inquest into his death will be conducted by Coroner Rodney C. Jacoby. The youth was a son of Frank and Irma Woolsey Eisler and he was born Aug 5, 1941 in Jerseyville. He was aged sixteen years, seven months and twelve days. Surviving Ronald Dean in addition to his parents are two brothers, Robert Leroy Eisler of Otterville and Arthur Michael Eisler of Jerseyville; four sisters, Mrs Morris Long, Mrs William Hardy and Miss Joetta Marie Eisler of Jerseyville and Mrs James Martin of Carlinville; his maternal grandmother, Mrs Augusta Baxter of Jerseyville and his maternal grandfather, Amos Woolsey of Edwardsville.

Bernice Elliott, 75, of Dow, formerly of Alton, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday at St Anthony's Hospital after a brief illness. She was employed in food services at the Catholic Children's Home in Alton and retired in 1975 after 10 years of service. Born in Kane, daughter of the late Luther and Lola Scoggins Aulabaugh, she married Keith E. Elliott on June 16, 1928 in Carrollton, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jerry C. and Michael E. both of Alton; eight grandchildren; two brothers Wendell and Gale Aulabaugh, both of Alton and four sisters, Talma Franciscus of Omaha, Neb, Althea Keasler of Alton and Carole Sloan of Godfre and Jacqueline Dyslyn of Santa Clara, Calif. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where a prayer service will be read at 7 p.m. Friday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at St Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey, where she was a member, with Rev. James Hill as celebrant. Burial will be in Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society of Marquette High School of Alton.

Jimmie A. Elliott of Fontana, Calif, former resident of Jerseyville, was killed Wednesday night in a two-car crash on a freeway there as he was enroute home from his work at Kaiser Steel. Details of the crash were not known locally early this week. He was a son of Mr and Mrs Charles Elliott of Hemet, Calif and was born at Hammond, Indiana. Mr Elliott and his family left Jerseyville in Feb 1965 to make their home in Calif. While a resident here he was engaged in the decorating and contracting business with his brother-in-law, Charles Perdun. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs Charlotte Perdun Elliott, two daughters, Linda and Bonnie who reside at 9866 Pepper Ave, Fontana, his parents, and two brothers and three sisters. Mr Elliott was a son-in-law of Mrs Bonnie Perdun of Kane. Funeral services were held Saturday morning Oct 22 at 11 o'clock at Ingold Chapel in Fontana. Maurice Perdun of Brighton went to Calif to attend the final rites for his brother-in-law.

Mrs. Myrtle Flowers Elliott of 9311 Spring Stree, Highland, Indiana, who formerly resided in this area, died at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday, July 15 at St Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Ind. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services were held at one-thirty p.m. on Saturday July 18, Rev William Smith pastor of Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, officiated and burial was in Carter Cemetery at Carrollton. Mrs Elliott, a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Jesse Singleton was born in Illinois and her age at the time of death was sixty-one years, six months and twelve days. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs Ruth Groppel of Fieldon and Mrs Delores Dawdy of Highland, Indiana and two sons, Robert Flowers of Alton and Earl Flowers, Jr of Tampa, Fla; fourteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Grace Hyatt of Carrollton and Mrs Virgie Peters of Jerseyville and one brother Elmer Singleton of Peoria.

John Douglas Elmore died Saturday evening May 2 at 8:30 o'clock at his home in Kane following a lingering illness. He was 64 years, and 2 days old. Mr Elmore was the son of the late Douglas and Louisa Reno Elmore and was born near Kane on April 30, 1876. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Tilden and Fred, and three sisters, Louisa Pointer, Sadie Kruse and Jane Elmore. He was a member of King Solomon's Lodge No 197 A.F.&A.M. of Kane and of the Kane Methodist Church. Mr Elmore was united in marriage to Alice Wright on Nov 8, 1899 and to this union one son John M. was born. Surviving him are his widow, one son, John M. Elmore; one step-son Clarence Marshall; two step-daughters, Mrs O.R. McKee of St Louis and Mrs Lester Goodman of Chandler, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Arlene, Janice, Carol Jean, Patsy and Richard Marshall. Funeral services were held Monday May 4 at 1:30 o'clock at the Kane Methodist Church. Rev. Donald Harmon officiated and interment was in the Kane Cemetery. A quartet composed of Mr and Mrs Walter Brown and Mr and Mrs Thomas Roady sang "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Does Jesus Care". The flower bearers were Mrs Arthur Warren, Miss Marjorie Giberson. Arlene Marshall, Mrs Clarence Marshall, Mrs George Marshall and Mrs Kenneth Marshall. The pallbearers were Harold, George, Kenneth and Clarence Marshall, Jr, Marshall Ray McKee and Robert Elmore. The rites at the grave were in charge of the Masonic Chapter with Charles Kesaley as reader.

John Marshall Elmore of Kane, a retired carpenter, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 9 at his home. Funeral rites were held Mar 11 at the United Methodist Church of Kane and interment was in Kane Cemetery. His survivors are a daughter, Mrs Delbert (Georgia) Allen of Kane, a son Robert Elmore of Kane, seven grandchildren and great grandson, a half-brother, Clarence Marshall of Kane, and two half-sisters, Mrs Etta Baker and Mrs Flora McKee of Florida. His wife, the former Lah Vesta Reno died in 1962.

Mrs Gussie Lanham Embley, wife of Alvin V. Embley of Jerseyville died at her home, 408 Maple Ave, at 12:25 Thursday morning, April 9 following an extended period of ill Health. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home after seven o’clock this evening. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville Saturday, April 11 at two o'clock with Rev. Carl C. Moman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs Embley was born in Greene County Aug 17, 1182 a daughter of the late James and Nettie Lanham. Her age at the time of death was seventy-six years, seven months and twenty-two days, When her health permitted Mrs Embley was active in the work of the Baptist Church and for many years was a Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of the Ruby Rebekah Lodge. In addition to her husband, Mrs Embley is survived by one daughter, Mrs Hubert Allen of Jerseyville and one son George
Embley also of this city and four grandsons.

Deborah Lindsey English born New York Sept 20, 1846. One of 13 children. Grew to womanhood near Rock Island, IL. Married Wharton English in 1875 at Kane. and became step-mother to Worth, Waybeck, Iowa, Lucy, wife of Mr J.B. Stark of Jerseyville, Emily Colvin of Los Angles and Rose, deceased. Three children born to Mr and Mrs English; Mrs W.S. Riley of Davenport, Iowa, Revel Lindsy of Pasadena and Juanita who died when 14 in Jerseyville. Baptist Church of Kane. Funeral in Pasadena, Calif. Buried in Pomona Cemetery. Chino, Calif.

John N. English, prominent and respected businessman, died at home of a heart attack. 74 years of age. For more than 40 years he had been in the hardware business in Jerseyville. Many of the Jerseyville business houses were closed Tuesday afternoon for an hour out of respect to him. Funeral from ME Church by Re. O.B. Kinsey. Quartet composed of George Senior, Frank Fesenmeyer, Dr J.G. Schwartz and John Beaty. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Elmer Lanham, Judge W.T. Sumner, Roy Taylor, J.A. Branon, Walter Catt and J.W. Becker. John N. English was the son of the late John Nelson English, who was one of the pioneers of this county, coming here in 1825 and in 1813 enlisted in the Black Hawk War. In 1847 he bought a farm in what was the called the "West Woods" in English Township where the subject of this sketch was born. I became acquainted with the deceased, when as a carpenter I worked building the poor house which was erected on the grounds of the present one in English Township in 1869 and I boarded with Mrs English's uncle Rev. John H. Belt, and he with his brother, Lloyd often came there and we attended the night spelling schools in Central schoolhouse, John then being 17 years of age. His father was sheriff 1839, also elected to the Legislature in 1860 and re-elected a second term. Mr English born Feb 19, 1852 and married Fannie Henderson, daughter of Richmond Henderseon, also one of the pioneer settles of this county. Married Jan 27, 1876. He leaves widow, an adopted daughter, Mrs W.S. Neely of Auburn and one brother, Lloyd. His father was interested in bringing Jersey County into existence for he rode all over the country on horseback getting subscribers to petition that was necessary to separate this county from Greene and he was elected its first sheriff. Mr English father in 1840 when he was 30 years of age married Elizabeth Belt, daughter of Horatio Belt, and four boys were born to them, Thomas, Lloyd, John and Robert B. all of whom except Lloyd have passed away. Mr English, Sr. having died Aug 25, 1880. In 1887 John N. purchased the interest of the Egelhoff boys and started business on the corner of Pearl and Jefferson Streets called English and Eaton.

Word was received in Jerseyville of the death of Revel Lindsey English, former Jerseyville resident, which occurred June 28, at his home in Tujunga, Calif. where he and Mrs English, the former Katherine Solano, had lived for several years. Funeral services were held July 1 a the Bade Mortuary in Tujunga with Dr John a Andrew Holmes, a former pastor of the Westside Congregational Church of Pasadena officiating. Interment was in Tujunga. Mr English, a native of Kane, where he was born Feb 20, 1880, was a noted horseman and his services were often in demand as a judge for horse shows through out the country. He had only recently been serving in this capacity in the midwest. Excerpts from the account of Mr English's death which appeared in the Pasadena Star-News are "Pasadena friends and acquaintances remember him as a singer who took and active part in the musical life of the city to which he came at the turn of the century. He had been a member of the Castle Square Opera Company of Boston and of the Savage Grand Opera Company as a leading baritone. He had concertized in Eastern states and throughout the West. In Pasadena he was a teacher in singing, a choir director and soloist. Mr English was national known as a horseman and much in demand for horse shows. For a decade he had been in charge of the equestrian division of the Tournament of Roseds Parade when that division was a notable feature of the pageant some years ago. He was winner in one of the exciting chariot races held in Tournament Park on New Year's Day, antedating the football games. For a number of years he was a writer for several outstanding magazines dealing with horses."

Funeral services for Charles B. Erwin 66, of Alton formerly of Jersey County were conducted Saturday morning at Gent Funeral Home in Alton with burial in Upper Alton Cemetery. His death occurred April 25 at St Joseph's Hospital, Alton. Mr Erwin had retired a year ago, due to ill health from Daycoa, Inc where he was a representative for seven years. He was born Mar 28, 1907, the son of the late John L. and Mary Alice Borer Erwin. Mr Erwin was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. His Survivors are his wife, the former Freda Thorpe, a son, Jack F, of Rochester, Minn; four brothers, James of Jerseyville, Norman, Owen and Lawrence all of Fieldon; and three sisters, Mrs Arabelle Bunse of Jerseyville, Mrs Evelyne Goshorn of Summerville, S.C. and Marietta Devening of Dow. Two brothers Walter of Grafton and Clarence of Kane are deceased.

Clarence E. "Shine" Erwin of Kane died at four-twenty o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev William Smith of this city officiating. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. Mr Erwin, a son of the late John L. and Alice Borer Erwin, was born in Jersey County July 39, 1899. He was a retired employee of Olin-Mathieson at Alton. Survivors are his wife, Lyda; one son, Bryon Erwin of Kane; two daughters, Mrs Jack (Lois) Whitlock and Mrs Leslie (Edith) Bean of Kane; five brothers, Charles of Alton, Owen, Norman, and Lawrence of Fieldon and James of Jerseyville; three sisters, Mrs William Goshorn of South Carolina, Mrs Arabelle Bunse and Mrs Mark Devening of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. One brother, Walter preceded him in death.

Mary, daughter of Guy C. and Hannah Pope Richards, born in Jersey County, near Kane, Nov 27, 1846. Eldest of 6 children. Married Thomas J. Erwin on Nov 8, 1866. Son of Samuel and Susanna Erwin. 3 daughters born to her, Lucy, Julia died in infancy, Pearl, now Mrs Charles Seago of Springfield, Il. Several small boys came into her home and care, one was Joseph A. Rise of Mississippi. She died on May 21, 1911 - leaves husband, 2 daughters, an aged mother, one sister, Mrs J.H. White of Kane, one brother, E.O. Richards of Calif; three small grandchildren, Erwin, Lois and Phyllis Seago. In 1886 she joined Lebanon Baptist Church. Later to Jerseyville Baptist. 64 years old. Funeral from her home. Rev. W.W. Hicks. Burial in Kane Cemetery.

Mrs Mary Alice Erwin of Fieldon died at seven-forty Sunday evening, Nov 8 at the Waters Nursing Home in Jerseyville where she had been a patient for sometime. Mrs Erwin was the widow of Hon Erwin who died sixteen years ago. The deceased was a daughter of the late Columbus and Fannie Brooks Borer and was born in Jersey County, Aug 21, 1879. Her age at the time of death was seventy-four years, two months and seventeen days. Surviving Mrs Erwin are seven sons, Clarence of Kane, Walter of Grafton, Charles of Alton, Owen, Norman, Ames and Lawrence of Fieldon; three daughters, Mrs William Goshorn of Muscatine, Iowa, Mrs Mark Devening of Dow, and Mrs Arabelle Bunse of Jerseyville, fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Gubser Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, Nov 10 at 2 o'clock and interment was in the Grimes Cemetery.

Margaret Esselborn, 76, died at 11:10 a.m. Aug 30 at her home. Born in Carrollton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Della Maude Cummings Kohntopp. She married Huey McWorter, who died in 1968. She then married Eugene Essleborn, who died in 1975. Surviving are a son William McKee Spence of Hammond, La; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two brothers Kenneth Kohntopp of Alton and Harold Showers of Fieldon. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services were conducted by Rev. George Dougherty officiating. Burial was in Carrollton City Cemetery. The American Heart Association has been designated as a memorial.

William Edward Estes, Jr. of Kane, a steel company employee, died at eight o'clock Thursday morning at the John Cochran Hospital in St Louis where he had been a patient for nine days. He had been in ill health for some time. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brother Funeral Home. Services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Methodist Church in Kane with Rev. John O'Dell officiating. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. Mr Estes, a son of William Estes of Jerseyville and Mrs Moe Ozburn Estes Darr of Kane was born March 20, 1920 and his age at the time of death was forty-seven years, two months and eighteen days. He was a veteran of World War II. His survivors are his wife, Mrs Mary M Estes, one son, Richard and two daughters, Mary Carol and Patricia, all of Kane. His father of Jerseyville and his mother of Kane, two brothers, Thomas Estes of Medora and Donald Estes of East Alton; three sisters, Mrs Frances Woodring, Jerseyville, Mrs Mary Buhs of Wood River and Mrs Henrietta McRae of Moro; and a half-sister Mrs Betty Singleton of Kane.

Alberta M. Evans, 63, died at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug 14, 1987 at St Anthony's Hospital in Alton. She was born in Fieldon, a daughter of the late Isom and Adah Young Schaaf. On Dec 8, 1945 in Jerseyville she married Ward Evans and he survives. Also surviving are a son David Evans of Jerseyville; two grandchildren; a brother, Charles Schaaf of Jerseyville and five sisters Sophia Miller and Margie Dilks of Jerseyville, Dorothy Mitchell of Winchester, Hazel Thompson of Kane and Rosemary Schaaf of Fieldon. Services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Hone in Jerseyville. The Rev. Jean Erb officiated. Burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Miss Eliza Smith born in Ottawa, Il in 1826. Married Samuel Evans in Carrollton, Greene Co, Il 14 children, 8 of whom preceded their mother. Samuel Evans died about 25 years ago. Consistent Christian, Good mother, neighbor and friend. Died at home of son in Chicago, Oct 20, 1906. 80 years. Leaves four sons and two daughters, 58 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral from Colored Baptist Church in Jerseyville, Oct 27. Rev Grizzle of Alton serving assisted by Rev S. Catt of Jerseyville. Burial in Oak Grove.

Mrs Eliza Eveston, 67 years, died at home of son-in-law Alfred Morgan six miles nw of Jerseyville. Funeral from home to Kane Cemetery.

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