Died In Shawneetown, Illinois, on the 28th of August last, Mr. Joseph Baldwin, aged 33 years, formerly of Derby, Con. [October 16, 1821, Connecticut Journal (New Haven, CT)]
Sudden death - A young man of the name of Bradford, about 24 years of age, on his way to Kentucky, was suddenly struck speechless one night early in March, on board the steamer Oliver Anderson. He was taken care of by some of the passengers, who on the arrival of the boat at Shawneetown had him conveyed to the hotel and properly attended to. He remained in the same state for two days, when he died. In his trunk was found about 80 dollars in money, and a variety of clothing, but nothing by which information could be obtained respecting himself or his friends. [April 10, 1846, Albany Argus (Albany, NY)]
Charles F. Dickinson
Died - at Cedar Keys, Fla., May 30, 1877, in the 22d year of his age, Charles F. Dickinson, son of F.M. Dickinson, of Shawneetown, Ill. [June 9, 1877; Cincinnati Daily Gazette (Cincinnati, OH)]
Cornelia Peeples Flemming
Died - At their residence on Price's Hill, at 4 a.m. yesterday, Cornelia Peeples Flemming, wife of Robt. H. Flemming, aged 22 years and 10 months. Her remains will be taken to Shawneetown, Ill., the home of her childhood, for burial. [October 5, 1877; Cincinnati Daily Gazette (Cincinnati, OH)]
Died on 21st Sept. (1826), Col. E.B.W. Jones at Princeton, Ky., cashier of the Branch Bank of State of Illinois at Shawneetown. (Illinois Reporter, Shawneetown, IL, 8 Nov 1826 - Submitted by Darrel Dexter)
Died, on the 23d ult. at Shawneetown, (Ill.) in the 40th year of his age, James Kirkpatrick, Esq. for many years a respectable merchant of that place, and formerly a citizen of Maryland. [September 17, 1824; Daily National Intelligencer (Washington (DC)]
In Shawneetown, Illinois, John MacLean, U.S. Senator from that State. [November 6, 1830; American Advocate (Hallowell, ME)]
Samuel D. Marshall
The Southern Illinoisian says the Memphis Eagle of the 29th ult. announces the death of Hon. Samuel D. Marshall, a distinguished citizen of that state. He died at Shawneetown on the 12th. The deceased was a native of Indiana, having been born in Knox county, in 1812. He was a graduate of Yale College, a profound lawyer, and an orator of the first order. He was also major of the 3d Regiment of Illinois Volunteers in the Mexican war, and as such conducted himself as a brave and sagacious soldier. [May 6, 1854 Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)]
Died At Shawneetown, Illinois, of typhus fever, Mrs. Sophia Merrill, wife of Colonel Frederick B. Merrill, aged 52 years. Mrs. Merrill was the daughter of the late Col. Ransom, of Clarence, and the first white female born on the Holland Purchase. She was born in a log house near where the terrace market now stands, as her age indicates, in 1798. In company with her family, she left for the west last season, and has fallen a victim to a disease incident to the climate of nearly all new countries. - Rochester Dem. [April 16, 1850, Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI)]
Thomas Lloyd Posey
At the residence of his father, in Kentucky, on the 27th ultimo, after a short but painful illness, which he bore with Christian fortitude, Thomas Lloyd Posey, Esq. of Shawneetown, Illinois. He was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, the 16th Feb 1801. He possessed an excellent and well-cultivated mind, with a nice sense of honor; moral and upright in conduct, easy and dignified in manners, with a most amiable heart. In the State of Illinois, where he had resided for many years, he filled several offices with honor to himself and entire satisfaction to the People. He was a good neighbor, a firm friend, an affectionate and dutiful son, a kind and tender husband, and a fond parent. He has left three little daughters, a father and mother, and many relations, who shed the bitter tear of sorrow over his premature grave; with numerous friends, who deplore his loss to society. [January 26, 1837, Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC)]
Theresa Raben, 95, of Ridgway died at 9:15 am Friday Aug. 17 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
She was born in Gallatin County on March 10 in 1889, the daughter of Conrad and Mary (Hecker) Neumann. She was married to Ed Raben, who preceded her in death. A life-long resident of the Ridgway area, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Ridgway American Legion Auxiliary. She was a Gold Star Mother of Post 596. Survivors include two sons, Ray Raben of Ridgway and Bob Raben of Missouri; four daughters Mrs. Stella Fromm of Ridgway, Mrs. Alvena Doerr of Carmi, Mrs, Louise Uthank of Eldorado, and Mrs. Eva Parker of St. Charles. 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgway at 10 AM on Monday Aug 20. The Rev. David Braun officiated and internment was in St. Joseph Cemetery. The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 596 gave a memorial service at 8:15 pm Sunday at the Cox and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. [Unknown newspaper, 23 Aug 1989 - Sub. by Liz Randolph]
Moses P. Reeder
Moses P. Reeder, 80, of Shawneetown and formerly of Ohio at 12:30 am Thursday August 16 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado following a heart attack. He was born in Toledo, OH on March 8, 1904, the son of James and Sarah (Hart) Reeder. Survivors include a son Richard Reeder of Lima, OH and a brother Lester Reeder of Spencerville, OH. Funeral services were held at 10 am Sunday Aug 19 at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in Ridgway. The Rev. Jack Hall of Shawneetown officiated and interment was in Elmwood Cemetery at Equality. [Unknown newspaper, 23 Aug 1984 - Sub. by Liz Randolph]
John Reid, Sr.
Shawneetown, Ill, Sept 16 - John Reid Sr., a resident of this county, died today. [Tuesday, September 17, 1895, Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois)]
Old Shawneetown Resident Dies
Henry Rigsby, resident of Old Shawneetown died Saturday morning in the Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. Funeral services were held today at 2 pm at the Saline Mine Presbyterian Church in Gallatin County. Rev. Frank Sanders officiating and burial was in Hogan Cemetery. The Wright funeral home was in Shawneetown was in charge. [From The Daily Register 26 Mar 1956 - Sub. by Liz Randolph]
William Herschel Rigsby
William Herschel Rigsby, 56, of Shawneetown, died suddenly Monday Sep 10.
A retired farmer, he was born December 19, 1927 to the late Ray and Gladys (Woods) Rigsby in Gallatin County. He was married to Bethel McGrew on Feb 10, 1951 in Shawneetown. He was a member of the Shawneetown Baptist Church of Shawneetown.
Surviving are one son, Herschel Rigsby Jr. of Shawneetown; two daughters, Mary Gladys Kingery and Patty Riley of Shawneetown; three brothers Marshall and Paul Rigsby of Shawneetown and Bob Rigsby of Fulton, TN; four sisters, Diane Perry of Steamwood, Naomi Bradley of Waukgen, Barbara Stacy of Greenview and Mary Lou Brooks of Mt. Vernon, IL and 4 grandchildren Chris, Joe, Carrie, and Brad. A brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Wright-Byassee Funeral Home in Shawneetown with the Rev. Jack Hall officiating. Burial was in Westwood Cemetery. [Unknown newspaper, 13 Sep 1984 - Sub. by Liz Randolph]
Paul Rigsby, 72, lifelong resident of Shawneetown, died Sunday, May 31, 2009 at his home.
Paul was born south of Shawneetown on Jan 9, 1937 to the late Ray and Gladys (Woods) Rigsby. He was married to Mary Ann Fuller, who preceded him in death in 1999. Paul was a retired coal miner, working 25+ years as a miner. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Association. Paul over the years loved to hunt and fish, but most of all loved to visit with friends and family and will be missed seen driving around Shawneetown like he did every day. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and he will be missed in the community. Paul is survived by a son Jerry (Monica) Rigsby of Shawneetown; daughter Tona Bonneville of Shawneetown; brother Robert Rigsby of South Fulton, TN, 3 sisters Barbara Stacey of Shawneetown; Mary Brooks of Mt. Vernon and Naomi Bradley of Waukegan; 7 grandchildren; Tasha Hall, Michael Chappell, Derek Chappell, Jeremy Rigsby, Tierney Rigsby, Mark Paul Bonneville, and Alisha Bonneville. 4 great-grandchildren; Kara and McKenna Dale and Paisley and Ridge Chappell. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Marshall and Herschel Rigsby and a sister Dianne Perry. Internment in Westwood Cemetery. [from The Daily Register 5 Jun 2009 - Sub. by Liz Randolph]
Jacob Sellinger, Sr.
Shawneetown, Ill, Sept 14 - Jacob Sellinger, Sr., died at White Sulphur Springs, Ky., this morning, aged 74. He was one of the oldest residents of this city and retired from business a few years ago with a large fortune, He leaves a widow and seven married children. [September 15, 1895, Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) ]
Died Sept 21st, at Shawneetown, Ill., of congestive fever, Alexander Wurts, Civil Engineer, son of Doct. George Wurts, dec'd. of Morris Co. (NJ), aged 26 years. [October 13, 1840; "Centinel Of Freedom" (Newark, NJ)]
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