Hamilton County, Illinois
b. Jan 14, 1897; d. Mar 29, 1915 at home of parents M/M Riley Rawls. Interred Rawls Cemetery.
[Dahlgren Echo, Apr 8, 1915 - unknown contributor, thanks!]
George Rawls was born, in Hamilton County, Illinois, February 27, 1846 and departed this life at his home near Dahlgren Nov. 15, 1921. aged years, 9 months and 12 days.
He was united in marriage with Mary Ann Maulding on Nov. 26, l872 and to this union was born four children: Emma, who died in infancy, Anna who departed this life J. E. and J. P. Rawls both of near McLeansboro still survive him.
After his marriage he and his wife located on a farm near Dahlgren where they have spent their entire life.
He professed faith in Christ when a young man and united with Burnt Hill Baptist Church. In this church he was ordained a deacon and he served as clerk for a number of years. When this church disbanded he moved his membership to Blooming Grove where he remained until death claimed him. He was a devoted Christian and remained loyal to his church to the last. George was an industrious and energetic citizen and was found on the side of the right
He was a devoted husband, a kind father, a good neighbor and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He leaves to mourn their loss a devoted wife, two sons, two brothers, four sisters and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Blooming Grove November 17, conducted by Elds. J. H Allen, John Maulding & C.W. Maulding
[Added by: Kyle Shoultz]
Mary Ann Rawls
Daughter of Presley and Elizabeth (Echols) Maulding was born near Delafield, ILL Oct-1-1849 and departed this life at the home of her son, Joseph E. Rawls in McLeansboro Nov-15-1930
In the year 1873 she was united in marriage with George Rawls. They settled in the community known as Burnt Hill in Dahlgren Township, where these two hardy people spent practically their entire life. Her husband departed this life Nov-15-1921, exactly nine years before her. To the above were born 4 children; Emily, who died in infancy; Anna, died at the age of 20; J.E. Rawls; and J.P. Rawls both survive.
She professed her faith in Christ at a very early age and united with Blooming Grove Baptist Church where she remained a member these many years. She was a devoted mother, a true companion, and a good christian. She has left to her sons the inheritance of a strong character which is to be highly appreciated. She also leaves many realtives and friends who mourn her going.
Funeral services were held at Blooming Grove Church Nov-16-1930. Eld. J.H. Aleen assisted by Eld. John B. and C.W. Maulding. The Blooming Grove choir rendered beautiful music also the McLeansboro Quartet which was much appreciated by the family. Interment was in the Blooming Grove Cemetery.
[Added by: Kyle Shoultz]
Mrs. Elizabeth Redfern
Died Oct 20, 1899, home in McLeansboro sister of Mrs. J. N. Braden & Mrs. J. J. Richards Interred Cherry Grove.
[Source: Leader, Oct 26, 1899, Legacy of Kin p. 67- unknown contributor, thanks!]
Railway Agent Killed
McLeansboro, July 19 - James Reeder, 58, special agent for the Louisville and Nashville railroad company, was killed here last night when he fell from a moving train. [D aily Illini, 20 July 1932]
George Volney Roundtree
Born Aug 8, 1848 near Nashville, Il. died Feb 4, 1934 in the home of daughter Mrs. Frank Donelson, Mt. Vernon; son of Erasmus & Polly FRIEND Roundtree. Married Minerva Caroline MUSGRAVES Apr 14, 1877 she died 1924; 9 children, 3 of whom died infancy
Interred Digby Cemetery.
[Times-Leader Feb 8, 1934 - unknown contributor, thanks!]
Thomas Darwin Roundtree
-- Born Dec 11, 1879, Dale; died Oct 22, 1960. Son of George Volney & Minerva Carol ine MUSGOVE Roundtree.
Married Minnie SHARP daughter of William Henry & Emma J, JOHNSON Sharp born Dec 12, 1880 Owensville Indiana and died Aug 19, 1969 (Times-Leader Aug 21, 1969)
Both are Interred in Digby Cemetery
[Times-Leader Oct 27, 1960 - unknown contributor, thanks!]
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