Hamilton County, Illinois
Genealogy and History

Obituaries and Death Notices

Mary K. Johnson Sapp
Born May 3, 1850 near Nashville, Tenn.; Died Feb 11, 1925; daughter of M/M J. H. Johnson. Married William Stratford Sapp, Feb 28, 1871 (Ham. Co., M #2925, William Stratford Sapp & Martha Katherine Johnson, Feb 25, 1868; 11 children, 5 died John Harvey Sapp, Nora Thompson, Laura Mae Shirley and Maggie Canada all dead; 6 surviving mary Rollison, Peach Orchard, Ark.; Della Sapp, Oscar Sapp, Cora Shirley, Ethel Wilson Los Angeles, California; Eliza Draper, E. St. Louis. Funeral Belle City; Interred at Cherry Grove
[Source: Times, Feb 19, 1925; Legacy of Kin, 245 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Thomas J. Sapp
Aged 69 years, born N. C.; Died Jan 30, 1896 home in Crouch Twp., Parents moved to Tenn.; he came to Hamilton County in 1853. Leaves wife and 9 children. Interred Cherry Grove
[Leader Feb 6, 1896, Legacy of Kin p. 51 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Orvil Schoolcraft
b. Oct 8, 1873 Hamilton Co.; died Feb 5, 1953 at the home of his son in Chicago. He was the son of James & Sarah Ann Schoolcraft. Married Daisy COMBS Nov 1, 1899; 4 children, 2 died
Interred at Hickory Hills.
[Times-Leader Feb 19, 1953 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

John D. Sefried
Born Aug 13, 1867, Ham. Co. died December 25, 1945 in a hospital in Harvey; son of Albert and Mary Sefried. Married Mary Garrison Bayles, May 18, 1896, died 1934. Leaves 4 children; William E & Bonham G. both of Bell Prairie, Leslie Sefried and Grace May Jones both of Harvey; 2 brothers Peter of Mt. Vernon and Eddie Sefried of Bell Prairie; 3 sisters Mrs. Kate Zachman, Mrs. Caroline Hooker, & Mrs. Frank Schelenbaum. Interred Bell City."
[Times-Leader Jan 3, 1946, Legacy of Kin VOL 1 page 517 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Mary Ann Sefried
Born March 1, 1863, near Bell Prairie IL; died September 25,1934 in home near Bell Prairie; daughter of Dr. Gregg & Rebecca ("Trotter" - from Ham. Co. Marriages, #1855 Aug. 22, 1859) Garrison.
Married John A. Bayles, August 21, 1887; 2 sons, Ira died in infancy, & Charles A. Bayles of Van Wert Ohio.
Married John D. Sefried, May 1896; 4 children: William & Bonham both of Bell Prairie, Grace Mae Jones of Harvey & Leslie Sefried of Harvey.
Leaves 1 brother Charles Garrison of Los Angeles, Cal. 3 sisters Mrs. Nancy Bayles & Mrs. Phoebe Willeman both of Wayne City & Mrs. Grace Stein of Grafton W. Va.
Interred Crouch Cemetery .
[Times-Leader - Oct. 4,1934 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Charles Sierks Sr.
-- Born in Germany; died Feb 11, 1911 home in Dale. Interred Dale Cemetery.
[Times Feb 16, 1911 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Charles Sierks Jr.
-- b. Aug 31, 1848 Holstein Germany; d. Dec 22, 1921 at home 1 mile south of Dale. Son of Charles & Maria came to the U. S. 1867; married 1876 in Chicago to Miss Louise SOHLE; married 2nd Mrs. Minnie Hamm in 1905
[Times Dec 29, 1921 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

 John F. Sierks
-- Died June 29, 1903, aged 44y, 11m, 9d; born Meldorf, Germany. Interred Digby Cemetery
[Times July 16, 1903 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

John Simpson
Born July 12, 1843, White Co., Il. died Sept 30, 1914; Civil War Co., K. 87th Il Inf.
Married Sarah E. Trotter, 1865, 10 children 2 died, infant  died 1876 & Nancy E. died 1897; eight survive, Mrs. Lillie J. Daily, E. St. Louis; Mrs. Louella M. Maulding, Belle Prairie; Mrs. Ora Maulding, Peoria; John Elmer Simpson, Chicago; Mrs. Sara Edna Thomas, Belle Prairie; Miss Eva May Simpson, Chicago. Interred Crouch Cemetery.
[Times, Oct 8, 1914 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

(Hamilton Co., marriage # 2197 Burral Ballard married Sarah E. Trotter Sept 7, 1862 -marriage # 2519 John Simpson married Sarah E. Ballard Oct 3, 1865)

Alice Davis Smith
Born November 1, 1862  died June 22, 1917 daughter of W. C. and Jane Davis of Hamilton Co. IL Married Charley Smith February 3, 1884 of Wayne co. Leaves husband and 7 children H.C., R.R., E.H., Ina P., C.H., Mrs. J. L. Jones of Chicago & J.R. Smith; 3 sisters Mrs. Elizabeth Walters, Newark, Ohio, Mrs. Rebecca Standerfer, Mt. Vernon; Mrs. G.F. Williams of Hamilton co. interred at Rawls Cemetery. (Crouch Cemetery)
[Dahlgren Echo, June 28, 1917]

Claude E. Smith
Claude E. Smith, 73, of McLeansboro, died at 1 p.m. Monday at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was a retired city employe e in McLeansboro.
 Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Gholson Funeral Chapel in McLeansboro with the Rev. Glen Payne officiating.  Burial will be in Digby Hill Cemetery near Dale. Masonic services were held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Mr. Smith was born in Hamilton County on January 15, 1901 the son of  Lafayette and Sibela (Darnell) Smith.  He married Lula St. Clair who survives.  He was a member of  Polk Lodge 137 of AF & AM in McLeansboro and the Second Missionary Baptist church in McLeansboro and was a city alderman in the first ward in McLeansboro.  Besides his wife, survivors include:  five sons, Joe Smith, Bay City, TX; Richard Smith, McLeansboro; Robert Smith, Tampa, FL., Donald L. Owen, service with the U.S. Army in Germany and Eddie Marriott, Peoria; two brothers, Ted Smith and L.J. Smith, both of McLeansboro; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
[Unknown paper, unknown contributor - Thanks!] 

Bedie Lasater Smithpeters
Born Oct 2, 1868 near Springerton; died Nov 17, 1949 home of daughter; Mrs. Wilford French, Dahlgren; Daughter of Captain David & Elizabeth THOMAS Lasater. Married Joseph Smithpeters, 1887- died; 8 children 2 died; Ruth and Chloe; 1 sister died; Fannie Lasater died at age 16; 3 brothers died Robert, Walter & William all died at early age. Leaves 6 children; Harry Smithpeters of Chicago, Leland Smithpeters of Chicago, Fannie B. French of Dahlgren, Mary Elizabeth Cowley of Mayview, Penn., Grace Smithpeters of Lincoln, & Mrs. Owen Kern of Ziegler.
[Times-Leader Dec 1, 1949 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Clarinda Smithpeters
Born Oct 27, 1857, White Co., Il. Died Nov 27, 1935 home of daughter, Mrs. J. A. Myers; daughter of Harvey & Mary (Joiner) Bolerjack. Married William Smithpeters, May 30, 1878 he died 1914; 11 children, 5 died 2 died infancy, Robert, Alta & Wiford all dead. 6 children survive Mrs. William Richardson of Dexter Mo., Mrs. J. A. Myers of McLeansboro, Mrs. Charles Baldwin of McLeansboro, Mrs. Lena Stevens of Flint Mich., Mike and Marshall Smithpeters both of McLeansboro. Interred at Cherry Grove.
(maiden name from White Co., marriage records; Harvey Bolerjack to Mary C. Joiner, Nov 1, 1856)
[Times-Leader Dec 5, 1935; Legacy of Kin p. 363 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Joseph M. Smithpeters
Born Feb 13, 1862 Hamilton Co., Il. Died Aug 19, 1921
Son of Michael & Rebecca Smithpeters; Thrown off pacer horse. Married Biddie Ethel Lasater, Oct 21, 1887; 8 children Cloe & Ruth died leaves wife; 6 children; Harry, Fannie, Elizabeth, Grace, Ruby & Leland; 1 brother; G. W. Smithpeter; 1 half brother; A. L. O’Neal.
[Times Sept 1, 1921, Legacy of Kin, 203 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

William Smithpeters
Born Mar 3, 1854, Hamilton Co., Il. Died July 26, 1914 5 miles north of McLeansboro; son of Milton & Rebecca Smithpeters, 2 brothers survive George W. of Mt. Vernon & Joseph of McLeansboro. Married Clarinda Bolerjack, May 30, 1878; 11 children, 7 survive; Wilford, Michael, Marshall Smithpeters, Mrs. Charles Camp, Dextor, Mo., Mrs. Audy Myers, near McLeansboro, Miss Eva & Miss Lena at home. Interred Cherry Grove
[Times July 30, 1914; Legacy of Kin 144 - Unknown Contributor, Thanks!]

Jimmy Lee Stanart
Jimmy Lee Stanart, 77, of McLeansboro, Ill. died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Rev. John Capps officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro. Graveside Military Rites will be provided by American Legion Post 106 of McLeansboro. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2004 at Harre Funeral Home. Mr. Stanart was born in Alluwee, Ok. on Jan 25, 1927, the son of Frederick Eugene Stanart and Tildie (Matilda Marriah) McKay Stanart. He married Marjorie Lee Skibinski of Richview, Il on May 1, 1948. Mr. Stanart was a oilfield pumper for Reward, Stewart, and Farrar Oil Companies over his lifetime and served as Pharmacist's Mate in the U. S. Navy during WWII, where he cared for the wounded at Jacksonville Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.. He was a member of and attended Valier Methodist Church in Valier, Il.. He played softball for years, loved fishing and square dancing, had a very green thumb, and was a member of American Legion Post 82 in Valier, Il. Mr. Stanart is survived by his wife: Marjorie of McLeansboro, 2 sons: Michael and wife Aleta of McLeansboro, Ron of Mt. Vernon, 1 daughter: Linda Cain of Paducah, Ky; 9 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister: Katherine, 1 infant brother, and 1 brother, Billy Jack. [Benton Evening News (IL), June 23, 2004; Sub. by Kathyrn Todd]


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