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LACLEDE. unknown newspaper, 30 May 1985: services in Texas - Mrs. Tallulah Draper Laclede, former Jerseyville resident, died at seven o'clock Sat. morning, 25 May in Tyler, Tex., following an extended period of ill health. She was born in Calhoun county, daughter of the late J.R. and Carrie Jennings Draper. The family later moved to Jerseyville where Mrs. Laclede received her elementary and high school education. She taught in rural schools of jersey county before moving to Texas. Surviving her are a son, Dr. David Robinson of Tyler, and four grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in
death by a sister and Brother, Utha and Allen Draper of Jerseyville. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Lloyd James funeral home. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery in Tyler. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LAMKIN. Unknown newspaper, 11 Nov. 1980: The funeral of Pauline C. Lamkin, 68, of 407 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville was held Thursday morning at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with burial in Rose lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto. She died at 2:35 pm 3 Nov. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Her husband, Aden F. Lamkin, died in 1978. She was born 17 Sep. 1912 in Calhoun county, a daughter of Herman and Rose Beer. Her survivors are six sons, Henry Mitchell, Keokuk, Iowa; Milo and Gary Madison, both of Jerseyville, John Madison, St. Louis, Marvin Madison, Mena, Ark.; and Rickie Tamsett, Dunsmore, Calif.; two daughters, Shirley Fieldon of Granite City and Donna Sullivan, Modesto, Calif; a brother, Howard Beer, Louisiana, Mo.; three Sisters, Mary Craig Miles and Elsie Pilkinton, both of Alton and Bessie Baker, Godfrey; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One daughter, Virginia Green, preceded her in death. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LEFAIVE. Unknown newspaper, 26 Apr. 1973: Funeral mass for Mrs. Margaret Cornelia (Maggie) Lefaivre, 74, of Grafton was celebrated Monday at St. Michael's church, Beltrees, with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. She died 20 Apr. at Calhoun Comprehensive Care Center, Hardin. Interment was in Scenic Hill cemetery. She was born 3 Aug. 1898 in Grafton the daughter of John and Mary Emery Hamilton. Her husband was the late Evans J. Lefaivre, supervisor in Quarry township for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Phillip (Anna Mae) Hopley and Mrs. Constance Hughes of Grafton; and one son, George Lefaivre of Greenfield; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren. Her husband, parents and three brothers preceded her in death. Visitation was held Sunday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home where the rosary was recited at 4 pm. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LEHR. Unknown newspaper, 7 Dec. 1983: Batchtown-- Ethel Lehr, 54, died at 6 pm Monday at Jersey care center in Jerseyville. She was born in Calhoun county, daughter of Anna (Keim) Friedel of Hardin and the late George Friedel. Surviving are four Daughters, Annette Bott and Jo Ann Lehr, both of Alton, Barbara Margherio of Michael and Linda Loellke of Jerseyville; three sons, Edward of Alton, Timothy of Cottage Hills and Vincent of Batchtown; four grandchildren; two Sisters, Rita Klaas of Meppen and Sister Mary Gabriel; eight brothers, Aloys Friedel of Jerseyville, Edward and George Friedel, both of Bethalto, Gabriel and Patrick Friedel, both of Batchtown; Joseph Friedel of Hardin, Charles Friedel of Bushnell, and Rev. Norbert Friedel of California. Visitation will be after 6 pm today at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. A rosary will be recited this evening. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 am Thursday at St. Barbara's Catholic church in Batchwith the Rev. Louis Schlangen as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery in Meppen. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LEWIS. Unknown newspaper, 8 Mar. 1983: A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier church for Mary J. Lewis, 96, of Lake Charles, La., formerly of Jerseyville, with Father Patrick Morrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. She died at 4 pm, 24 Feb. at St. Patrick's hospital, Lake Charles. She was born 10 July 1886 in Calhoun county, daughter of the late William and Sarah Clark Narup and was the widow of the late Dr. Carl Fredrick Lewis. She is survived by two sons, Dr. John David Lewis of Lake Charles and Paul H. Lewis of Kerrville, Tex; one daughter, Dorthea Kaniaupuni of Agana, Guam; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The rosary was recited at Jacoby Funeral home. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LEWIS. Unknown newspaper, 1918: The funeral of Robert Earl Lewis, son of Lt. and Mrs. Carl F. Lewis, was held Wednesday, 4 Sep. at 2 pm from the St. Francis Xavier's church; Rev. Father J. J. Clancy officiating. Interment in the St. Francis cemetery. Robert, age two years, 4 months and twelve days, died at the home of his parents, on West Pine Street, Monday evening about 5 o'clock following a brief illness of acute indigestion, followed by spasms. He was the youngest of the Lewis sons. Frederick, aged six and Paul, aged four, with their father and mother survive. Lt. Lewis for the past four months has been serving his country as a medical officer with the 31st Regiment of Engineers in France. Before enlisting in the service, Dr. Lewis was practicing in Calhoun county and later moved his family to Jerseyville in order that he could reach home better when on leave from his duties at the training camps. The Lewis family have the sympathy of the entire community. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LEX. Jersey County Democrat 13 July 1916: Mrs. Wilhelmina Lex died 3 July at home of her daughter, Mrs. Mikus at Brussels, Calhoun county; brought to Fieldon for burial 5 Jul. Burial was in family cemetery on the Fred Heitzig farm which was Mrs. Lex's old home; her first husband having been Christopher Heitzig of the west side. She would have been 91 years old. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LOOPER. Unknown newspaper, 29 Apr. 1971: "Looper rites in Missouri": Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Looper, 73, of Overland, Missouri, formerly of Medora and Calhoun, were held Friday at the Overland Church of Christ with burial there. Her death occurred 21 Apr. at the Missouri Baptist hospital in St. Louis. Her survivors include her husband, Orville Looper; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Wiegand of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Cecil Haney of Overland; two sons, Rolland of Texas and Bill, USAF who is stationed in Germany; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LOWE. Jerseyville Republican, Dec. 1911: Edward Preston Lowe was born 21 Aug. 1836 in St. Louis, Missouri where he spent his boyhood days. He graduated from Liggett's Commercial College of St. Louis and Oakfield German School of Oakfield, Missouri. The family moved to Jersey county in the fall of 1853. He was married on 4 Jun. 1865 to Edith Whitten, the daughter of his nearest neighbor. Four children were born: Richard L., Francis A., Charles E. and Harry M. They and the mother survive. He moved his family to Calhoun county, Ill. In 1868 and engaged in mercantile business until 1875. They moved back to Jersey county and farming at farm near Nutwood, Ill. He was 75 years of age. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LUDWIG. Unknown newspaper, 24 Oct. 1957: "Funeral services for Mrs. Ludwig Friday morning": Funeral services will be held at nine-thirty o'clock Friday morning, 25 Oct. at St. Francis Xavier church for Mrs. Josephine Ludwig whose death occurred at five-thirty o'clock Tuesday evening, 22 Oct. at her home 305 Roberts Street, Jerseyville. Requiem mass will be celebrated by father John J. Clancy and burial will be in St. Francis Xavier cemetery. Mrs. Ludwig, wife of Henry Ludwig, had been an invalid for over a year and had been hospitalized on several occasions. She was born in Calhoun county, 12 Jun. 1896, a daughter of the late Theodore and Elizabeth Carry Schorbern. Her age at the time of death was sixty-one years, four months and ten days. In addition to her husband, the decedent is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Margaret) Osburn of Grafton and Mrs. Paul (Bernice) Ripplinger of Jerseyville; three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. John Gray, Sr. and Mrs. Catherine Goetten of Jerseyville. Friends may call at the Gubser funeral home. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LYNN. Jerseyville Republican, 22 Feb. 1917: Jesse Douglas Lynn, head of the Bureau of Charities of St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, died at St. Luke's hospital in St. Louis on 12 Feb. He was son of F. M. Lynn who resides near Grafton. He received his early education at Otterville and graduated from Jersey high school with class of 1913.(?) he took law course at St. Louis University, graduating in 1911 (?) and passed the state bar examination at Jefferson City, Missouri. He was son of Francis M. and Mary Barkley Lynn, born near Kampsville, Calhoun county, Illinois on 29 Dec. 1883. Miss Anna Lucia West of St. Louis who with an infant son, is left to mourn his demise. He leaves father, brother, and three sisters and one who has been to him a mother since his early childhood. He was a member of Compton Heights Christian church in St. Louis. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

LYNN. Jersey County Democrat, 1950: " Mrs. Lynn died in Kansas city": Mrs. Rebecca D. Lynn, a long time resident of Otterville, died Tuesday evening on 7 Mar. at the home of her son, Arthur D. Lynn, in Kansas city, Missouri. Mrs. Lynn was past ninety-three years of age, having been born near Kane, Illinois on 30 Nov. 1856. Rebecca Dare Lynn was the widow of Francis Marion Lynn who taught school in Jersey and Calhoun counties for forty-one years. He died in 1925. Mrs. Lynn was a gold star mother, having lost a son, Marion, in World War I. In her early life Mrs. Lynn was president of the Calhoun county WCTU. During World War I she was Otterville district chairman of the Red Cross. For thirty-five years, Mrs. Lynn was a member of the official board of the Otterville Methodist church. Besides her son, Arthur D. Lynn, and daughter-in-law, she is survived by a daughter, Nellie L. Noble of Alton, and a son, Frank W. Lynn of Englewood, Colorado. The aged woman is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The body was brought to Jerseyville Thursday and funeral services will be held at the Jerseyville Methodist church Friday afternoon, 10 Mar. at two o'clock. Rev. Dale Harmon of Jerseyville and Rev. Paul Durham of Kansas City officiating. Interment will be in the Otterville cemetery. [Unknown Contributor - Thanks!]

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