Hamilton County, Illinois
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Obituaries

Hiram Hall
Born Feb 20, 1852 Died October 18 1918 son of James R. and Eliza PEER Hall Married Jennette Hunter July 28, 1871; 13 children leaves 11 2 sisters 1 brother Interred Garrison Cemetery
[Times, October 24, 1918 - Submitted by Unknown Contributor]



L.F. Lafe Hall

Born February 25 1882 Hamilton Co. IL.; Died April 19, 1956 in an auto accident west of Centralia; son of Hiram & Jeannette Hunter Hall. Married Charity Musgrave March 14, 1903 Hamilton Co., IL. Leaves wife 5 children Jennie, Mrs. Sessel, Clark of Dahlgren, Hershel Hall of Peoria, Mrs. Julius Hempen, Mrs. Raymond Kueper both of Carlyle, Mrs. James Akers of Pana; 3 brothers George of Albion, Clarence of Wayne City, Robert of Bloomington; 4 sisters Grace Allen of Denver, Anna Wheeler of Paxton & Mrs. Roy Corts Mrs. Earl Johnson both of Peoria. Interred Garrison Cemetery."
[TIMES LEADER, April 26, 1956.- Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]


Cornelius Halley
DIED. Cornelius Halley, a resident of Hamilton county, Illinois, departed this life June 27th, 1874. He was born in the State of Virginia, on the 19th of December, 1794, and emigrated to the State of Ohio, Gallia county, at an early age. In the latter county and State he resided until about the year 1853, then moved to the State of Illinois, Hamilton county, where he died. He was in the war of 1812 when very young; served as Justice of the Peace in Harrison township, Gallia County, O., six years. He leaves many friends in Gallia county to mourn his loss. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, July 9, 1874 - Sub. by Kathy McDaniel]


Thomas Sion Hammons

Born Apr 22, 1861; died Mar 11, 1940 at his home in Dale; Son of Joel E. & Mary Ann MILLER Hammons, Married Celia HARGRAVE Nov 3, 1895, 3 children
Interred Digby Cemetery.

[Times-Leader Mar 21, 1940 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]


Oscar P. Harper

-- b. Aug 4, 1877 died in a hospital in Houston, Texas. The funeral took place June 17, 1951. Interred Ten Mile Cemetery. Spent most of life in Hamilton County, but lived 8 years in Baytown Texas. Married Nov 30, 1898 Emma ANDERSON (who was born May 1, 1874 and died Jan 20, 1931; the daughter of Wilburn & Winifred ALLEN Anderson)

[Times-Leader June 21, 1951 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]


Claude Harrawood

-- Born Feb 27, 1904 Hamilton Co., Il.; died Aug 29, 1981 hospital in McLeansboro; Son of Samuel & Della FIELDS HARRAWOOD. Married Dollie HUTCHESON. Interred Digby Cemetery

[Times-Leader Sept 3, 1981 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]


Charles Elmer Hatton
Died Sept 17, 1976 Age 74y resident of Danville formerly of Hamilton County son of John Charles and Mary CAREY Hatton. Married Arlena Jane Melton of Carmi, who died 1972. Married 2nd Elsie Allen. Funeral in Danville. [Times-Leader Sept 23, 1976 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

James H. Hatton
Born Apr 17, 1820 Virginia, died June 17, 1897 at his home in Hamilton Co. English descent; uncle of the late Postmaster General Frank Hatton. Moved to Noble Co., Ohio 1833 did cabinet work in Senecaville Ohio; married Jane W. Dilley May 24, 1844 4 sons 5 daughters 7 survive; moved to Guernsey Co., Ohio to Poweshier Co., Iowa, 1881; moved to Hamilton Co., 1888.
[Leader June 24, 1897 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Jane Dilley Hatton
Died July 22, 1897 75y 2m 2d home of daughter Alice A. Rhodes; widow of J. H. Hatton who died 35 days ago.

[Leader July 29, 1897 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]



John Charles Hatton
-- Born Jan 22, 1863 Guernsy Co. Ohio; died Nov 23, 1934 at his home near Dale; son of
James and Jane Hatton family moved to Iowa; he came to Dale at age 28, Married Miss Mary Carey Dec 28, 1893. They had 7 children
Interred Mar’s Chapel.
[Times-Leader Nov 29, 1934 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Lillie M. Redfern Holland
Born May 25, 1884 Died Feb 8, 1919 daughter of Charles and Lizzie MCDANIEL Redfern. Married Thomas H. Holland, Dec 3, 1903. 4 children 3 sons survive; Harry Ralph & Frank Holland. Leaves husband, 3 sons, 2 half-brothers, 4 half-siste rs. Interred Cherry Grove [Times Feb 20, 1919; Legacy of Kin p. 179]


Alta Mae Hook
Alta Mae Hook, 96, of McLeansboro died 1:20 p.m. Feb. 14, 2005, at White County Medical Center in Carmi.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hook was born Dec. 6, 1908, in Hamilton County to Aaron and Nora Mae (Tolley) Emerson. She married Alfred L. Hook Jan. 15, 1927; he is deceased.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Blooming Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Davenport will officiate. Burial will follow at Blooming Grove Cemetery near McLeansboro. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Saturday until the service time at Blooming Grove Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hook is survived by sons Everett Hook and wife Eileen of Buchanan, Tenn., Eugene Hook and wife Sharon of Godfrey, Virgil Hook and wife Margaret of Godfrey and Buddy J. Hook and wife Carmen of Godfrey; 15 grandchildren, Monica Taylor and husband Michael of Ozark, Mo., Randall L. Hook and wife Gayle of Memphis, Tenn., Michael D. Hook and wife Sharon of Olive Branch, Miss., Lisa J. Hook of Buchanan, Tenn., Deborah Osborne and husband Charles of Aiken, S.C., Joseph Hook of Alton, Jim Hook and wife Leslie of Godfrey, Mark Hook and wife Donna of Alton, Karyn Shimchick and husband Larry of Alton, Nanette Markovitch and husband Joe of Alton, Terry Hook of Alton, Missy Hook of Alton, Candace Baremore and husband Brian of East Alton, Stephanie Buel and husband Jim of Fitchbert, Wis., and Reginald Hook of Godfrey; 26 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Virgil Emerson; two sisters, Erma Parker and Lela Steward; a grandchild, Mika Sebastion; a great-granddaughter, Margaret Shimchick; and a great-great-grandson, Caleb Lee.
Mrs. Hook was a member of Blooming Grove Baptist Church near McLeansboro



Leon L. Howell
Leon L. Howell, 56, of the Aden area, died at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 1997, at his home. He was born on November 16, 1940, in Paducah, Kentucky, a son of Dexter and Mary (Little) Howell. He was a truck driver for Hudson Foods in Ohio. On May 23, 1992, he married Cathy White in Hamilton County. He attended Springerton Reorganized Church of the Latter Day Saints. The funeral was at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 1997, at York Funeral Home in Wayne City. Rev. Larry Woodrow officiated. Burial was in Garrison Cemetery near Aden. He is survived by his wife Cathy; a son, Partick Brian Howell of Paducah; two sisters, Patricia Bradley of Paducah and Magart Sawyer of Louisville, Kentucky; a brother, Dexter "Buddy" Howell of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
[Donated by Kyle Shoultz]

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