Illinois Genealogy Trails
Jasper County, Illinois
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Obituaries and Notices of Death
Surnames D - F
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Dare, Charles - age unknown, died April 2. Newton Press, May 2, 1888
Daugherty, Capt. Campbell - died at his residence on east Jourdan street at 2 o'clock p.m. Monday, after a brief illness of less than a week of la grippe and double pneumonia, aged 67. Deceased was a man of considerable wealth and has long been known as a successful stock dealer here and in Indiana. He was born in Ohio; married 4 times; and has three children, two sons - John and Julius, both grown and men of family, and one daughter, Myrtie aged 8, living. During the war he raised a company of soldiers and was commissioned as captain, serving in the army with credit. ...His remains will be laid to rest in the Brockville cemetery to-day. Newton Press, April 22, 1891
Daugherty, Infant - of Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty of Lis died Sunday morning. Newton Press, August 5, 1891
Daugherty, Otto - aged 19 years, March 3, 1892. Newton Press, August 3, 1892
Davidson, Elizabeth - 82 years of age, died Dec. 13, 1891, Crooked Creek. Reported March
Davee, Mrs. Louis R. - wife of James J. Died of consumption. Granville twp. Newton Press, April 22, 1875
Davis, Jackson - Serving on a coroner's jury were P.R. Lewis, foreman, W.W. Kibler, B.L. Burch, S.S. Farley, J.M. Race, and G.E. Martin. The above jurors rendered a verdict of murder and suicide in the case of Jackson A. Davis of northeast of Hunt City, who it was testified to having killed his wife, then turned the gun on himself. Testifying at the inquest was Samuel Davis, son of J. A. Davis and his first wife. Mr. Davis was buried at the Hunt City Cemetery, but his wife was laid to rest in the Yale Cemetery. Rose Hill, The Newton Star, April 27, 1898
Davis, Maynard - KIA in Belgium, age 26. Newton Press, 23 Feb 1945.
Davis, Infant - An infant child of Frank Davis residing in Grove township, died yesterday. Newton Press, Nov. 16, 1887
Davison, John F., KIA in France on 8 August. Newton Press, 8 Sep 1944
Davison, Pvt. Paul T. of Willow Hill was KIA, age 28. Newton Press, 16 Feb 1945.
Davison, Robert H. - died Nov. 30, ; age 83 yrs - From "Past Year's Death Roll"
printed September 28, 1917
Day, Mrs. J. W. - died Saturday, and was intered in the Newton cemetery - Newton Press, Wed. Nov. 21, 1883 (Contrib. by Source #28)
Deames, Susana - born 17 Nov. 1826 in PA, died in Newton 1 November 1883 age 56. Soon after her birth she moved to Knox Co., OH where she married D.N. Deames 3 March 1844. She leaves 6 children, 3 having preceded her in death. She was a member of the Newton Presbyterian Church. (N.P. obit, contrib by Source #28)
Deck, A.N., - December 9, 1888 - 45 years, 5 months and 6 days - Newton Press, Feb 15, 1888
Decker, Mrs. - the wife of C.D. Decker died in Yale Nov. 21, 1887. Newton Press, Nov. 30, 1877
Decker, Mrs. W.T. - who lived with her husband on the east side of town was found dead in her bed this morning. She had been ill for several days. Mr. Decker had also been complaining. Last night when he retired he fell to sleep and didn't wake till morning and when he did he spoke to his wife. Receiving no answer he attempted to rouse her and then learned that she was dead. An inquest will be held today. Dec. 16, 1891
Deimel, Magdaline - died May 12, ; age 81 yrs, 6 mos, 1 day - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Deimel, William - died Apr. 26, ; age 83 yrs, 3 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Deitz, Sarah Berry (Wednesday, February 3, 1897), wife of Harry H. Deitz who she married on Dec. 31, 1868. Sarah was born May 3, 1846. Died Jan. 30, 1897. Husband, mother, and four children survived her. Buried in Wheeler cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]
Deming, Frederick (Friday, June 15, 1900), died last Friday near Kedron at his home. Wife and children Mrs. James Long, Mrs. John Howard, Mrs. Irwin Whightsil, Mrs. Rebecca Lewis, and Alfred Deming survived him. Early settler in Jasper county. Aged 92 years. [Contributed by Source #4]
Dennis, Mrs. Caroline - the oldest resident of Oblong d. at age 95. Death reported 13 Feb 1945.
Dennis, Mrs. Ella Metcalf of Oblong. Death reported 1 Sep 1944
Derickson, John A., infant, died Jan. 19, 1891, Crooked Creek
Derler, George - died Jul. 17, ; age 82 yrs, 9 mos, 18 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Devore, Eli (Wednesday, March 30, 1898), died on Monday. Lived in South Muddy twp. Wife,
one son, and four daughters survived him. [Contributed by Source #4]
Devore, Tillie - 3 years, Grove township. Reported June 5, 1889
Dicerson, Minnie - of Smallwood Twp., reported Dec. 7, 1881 [Contributed by Source #28]
Dickerson, Henry - age 17. Died at West Liberty Friday. Newton Press, Wed. April 1, 1891
Dickerson, infant child of M/M John Dickerson. Newton Press, Oct. 5, 1892
Dickerson, Mrs. Lovie Jane (nee Whitehurst), passed away at the family home in Newton, Tuesday evening, following an extended illness from the infirmities of age. She was 88 years, 2 months and 10 days old at the time of her death.
Mrs. Dickerson was twice married--to Henry Lesser of near Lis, and following his death to John Dickerson, who survives her. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lola Birch of this city; three grand-children, Raymond H. Knepper, Mrs. Rosa (Nellie) Klier and Madison Knepper, all of Newton vicinity; great grand-children; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Grace M. E. church, Thursday morning, Rev. E. Grey Wininger officiating. Interment was in Riverside cemetery. The Newton Press, March, 1933 (Contributed by Source #33)
Diel, Lt. James Lee - KIA 19 Sep in Holland, b. 1922. Death reported 10 Oct 1944
Dill, Mrs. - wife of the late Jacob Dill, died at her home in this place, on Sunday evening at six and a half __ck, of affection of the lungs, at the age of 72 years. She was buried at the Newton cemetery on Tuesday __ing. Tuesday, Apr 15, 1875
Dillman, Mrs. Alonzo - of Granville township, was thrown from a wagon in which she was seated and instantly killed, near Hunt City, Sunday. She and her husband were on their way to church. In going down a hill the horses got to kicking and plunging when the wagon-tongue broke, upsetting the wagon and throwing her out. In falling she was caught between the rub-lock and one of the wheels and dragged for some distance breaking her neck, an arm and otherwise bruising the flesh in a number of places. Mrs. Dillman was a daughter of John Terrell and had been married but five months. July 22, 1891
Dillman, Mrs. Gus - of Yale died at the Olney sanitarium, Wednesday following an operation for gallstones. She was 66 years of age. Surviving are her husband, Guss Dillman, daughers, Mrs. Frank McCoy of near Yale and Miss Maude Dillman of Pueblo, Colorado. Funeral arrangements are unknown, pending the arrival of Miss Maude. Friday, May 27, 1927
Dillman, Mrs. Mary J. - Mary J. Knox was born in Butler Co., OH, September 19, 1837 and departed this life September 1, 1926, aged 88 years, 11 mos. and 12 days. She was married to John W. Dillman of Newborn, Ind., March 3, 1852. The surviving children to this union are: Albert Dillman of Willow Hill; Mrs. Laura Tumelson, W.S. Guss and M.A. Dillman of Yale; Frank L. Dillman of Olive Branch; Mrs. Matilda Thompson of Minneapolis, Minn; Mrs. Sophrona Obrist of Bridgeport; Mrs. Eva Fisher of Effingham. There are also surviving thirty-nine grandchildren, fifty-four great-granchildren and many other relatives and friends. Tuesday, September 14, 1926
Dillman, Massalina - died Jan. 30, ; age 65 yrs, 7 mos - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Disser, Newton - died November 24, 1923 in Newton. [Contributed by Source #65]
Ditmore, Mrs., wife of James Ditmore, deceased, died at her residence Sunday Feb 15. By her death the neighborhood in which she lived has lost a social and obliging neighbor and her children a pious and affectionate mother. Death Reported Feb. 25, 1880
Dobbins, Infant - son of M. Dobbins, North Muddy Twp., Newton Press, Jan. 18, 1882 [contrib.
by Source #28]
C. L. Dodd, Business Man Of Willow Hill, Is Dead
Willow Hill. Ill., June 23. - C. L. Dodd, one of Willow Hill's most prominent residents, passed away Sunday after an extended period of ill-health. He was born in Sullivan county, Indiana, Nov 9, 1863, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dodd, but had resided in Willow Hill township most of his life. At the time of his death he was senior partner in the firm of C. L. Dodd & Son, lumber dealers of Willow Hill, and was president and director of the First State Bank of Willow Hill until it was merged with a bank at Oblong several years ago. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sarah Dodd, and a son, Orla E. Dodd, of Willow Hill. [Journal Gazette (Mattoon, Illinois) 23 Jun 1937, p. 5, tr by KT]
Doty, Mrs. Isabelle - one of the oldest inhabitants of Willow Hill Township died at 3 p.m. Friday last at her New Liberty home of general debility. Born in 1818. Buried in Todd graveyard.[Contributed by Source #4]
Old Mrs. Doty, Jerry Doty's mother, died on Friday last, at the residence of her son. Mrs. D. was the wife of the Rev. Daniel Doty, who died some two years ago. Mr. Tom Martin, an old friend of her deceased husband's was in attendance at the funeral. (Thursday, Sept. 13, 1877)
Daugherty, Addie (nee Printz) - DEATH WAS SUDDEN....Mrs. Daugherty Dropped Dead on Wednesday Night.
Victor, Montana, May 25.--The sudden death of Mrs. Ralph Daugherty last evening was a severe shock to the community. She and Mr. Daugherty spent the evening with Professor and Mrs. J. W. Long, and succumed to heart failure a few minutes after reaching home at 10:40 o'clock.
She was married to Ralph W. Daugherty eight or nine years ago. She leaves her husband and an eighteen months' old baby Clifford; a father and mother and one sister at Wheeler, Illinois, where the deceased was born, and one sister, Mrs. Effie Warfel of Arizona.
The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian church tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. O. W. Jones, pastor of the Christian church at Hamilton. Interment will be made in the Victor cemetery.
The deceased was before her marriage Miss Addie Printz and came here from Wheeler, Illinois, a number of years ago to visit her aunt, Mrs. Fred Cooley. Mr. Daugherty has taught school in the rural districts of this vicinity and in the consolidated schools of this place, also in the public school at Grantsdale. Mrs. Daugherty was well known for her activities in church and school work, where she will be greatly missed. The community in general expresses sympathy to the bereaved husband.
Mrs. Daugherty, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Printz, was born near Lis, where she resided the greater part of her life. She and her husband were both from the same neighborhood and had lived in the west several years. She was a young matron of many lovable traits of character and the Press extends to her bereaved husband, parents and sister the sympathy of a host of friends. The Newton Press, June 6, 1916 [Contributed by Source #33]
DORN, MRS. MARGARET - Margaret Helming was born in Darmstadt, Germany, June 3, 1821, married in 1839 in her native country to Franci Dorn, coming to America soon afterwards, and in 1850 locating near Wendelin. She passed away Nov. 4, 1913, aged 92 years, 5 months and 1 day. Mr. and Mrs. Dorn were the parents of 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls, Philip, Michael, Peter, Albert, Albert G., Margaret, Barbara and Bertha. Of these two are living - Albert G. Dorn and Mrs. George (Margaret) Obert. There also survive 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 gg-grandchildren and many relatives and a host of friends. Deceased was a devoted Catholic christian, loved by all who knew her. Services at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Wendelin, Thursday, conducted by Rev. Fr. Albert J. Huesman, pastor, and interment at the parish cemetery. [Newton Press, reprinted in Ste. Marie Tribune November 14, 1913]
Downs, Jesse (Tuesday, June 26, 1900), died of heart failure on June 19th. Civil War Veteran. Lived in Grandville Township. About 73 years old. [Contributed by Source #4]
Drake, Rachael B. (nee Hodson) - was born in Rush Co., Ind, Jan. 11, 1834, and died at her home near Winterrowd, Ill., at 12:55 p.m., July 6, 1911, aged 77 years, 5 months and 25 days. On Jan. 12, 1852, in Shelby Co., Ind., she was united in marriage to Joseph A. Drake. In 1859 Mr. and Mrs. Drake came to Illinois where they settled down to housekeeping in Jasper Co., living here about one year and then moved to Effingham Co. on a farm a mile south of Winterrowd, where they continued to reside the remainder of their lives. The husband died on Dec. 6, 1895 and since that time the widowed wife had resided on the old homestead with her eldest son Isaac.
To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Drake were born eleven children, nine of whom are still living namely: Isaac A., Ira S., Frank E., Mrs. Emma A. Sutton, Thomas B., George A., Henry J., Mrs. May D. Winterrowd, Mrs. Frances O. Pfrister. All are not a great distance from the old home except Thomas, who lives in Orland California, and George and Henry of Niantic, Ill. Grandma also helped to care for two step-children, Ithamer Drake of near Winterrowd and Mrs. Laura Rife of Texas. Funeral services, conducted at Bethel M. E. church on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Richardson of Dieterich and interment by side of her husband in the McQueen cemetery. The Newton Press, July 21, 1911 [Contributed by Source #33]
Dugan, Miss Harriet A. - died 6 p.m. Monday evening of congestion of stomach. She was born in Greenup and was the 18 year old niece of H. Stump, who raised her. Newton Press, Nov. 19, 1874
Dukes, Mrs. Martha - the oldest woman in Jasper county, passed away at the home of her son William Dukes in Newton, early Monday morning, from cerebral hemorage. She was born in Indiana, Sept. 7, 1829, and was at the time of her death 98 years, 1 month and 24 days old. Surviving are her sons William and John Dukes, grandchildren, great- grandchildren and other relatives...Funeral services were held at the family home this morning, conducted by Rev. E.T. Carroll, and interment was at Riverside cemetery. Nov. 1, 1927
Dulgar, Harry - KIA in France. Death reported 15 Dec 1944.
Dulgar, Henry (Tuesday, January 17, 1905), d. yesterday at his Rose Hill home. In 1847 came to Crooked Creek township. Was a carpenter and contractor. Married two times. Three children from 1st marriage and 5 from 2nd marriage. His children were Newton, Joshua, Mrs. Mary Dodd, Mrs. Jefferson Pursifull, Mrs. J. L. Groves, James, Lewis, and Andrew. Second wife survived him. Buried in Swick cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]
Dulgar, Nancy Emaline (nee Nichols) - daughter of Sampson and Sarah Nichols, was born April 18, 1854, near Seymore, Indiana, moved to Jasper Co., Illinois in 1867, was united in marriage to J.N. Dulgar Feb. 16, 1873. To this union six children were born - Noah E., William Henry, Sarah L., Ida C., Mary G. and John Edward. Two children, Sarah L. and Ida C. preceded her to the better land. Mrs. Dulgar departed this life June 12, 1918 at her home in Hidalgo, aged 64 years, 1 month and 24 days. She was a charter member of the Rose Hill Universalist church and lived a faithful Christian life. She was a loving wife and mother, always trying to do something good for her family and friends; always a friend to everyone. She has gone to the better world, leaving behind her to mourn their loss a husband and four children, 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild; also three brothers, Ezekiel, John and Ed Nichols, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Hidalgo Baptist church, Wednesday, the 13th, by Rev. J.K. Dillion, of Greenup, and Rev. E.M. Miner, of Hutsonville, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Swick cemetery.
Dulgar, Jasper Newton- Was the Oldest Resident of Jasper County Who Was Born and Had Always Resided in County........ Jasper Newton Dulgar, oldest male resident of Jasper county and probably the oldest person born in Jasper county who had lived here all of his life, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. May Hunt. His death followed an illness of a few days from the infirmities of old age. He was born near Rose Hill, March 22, 1847, and made his home in that vicinity until a few years ago when he went to Sainte Marie to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Hunt. They moved to Newton three years ago and he has resided here ever since. Mr. Dulgar was in excellent health for his advanced age until recently and like to take walks about the house. He often recalled events which occurred in Crooked Creek township during and before the Civil War. He was a farmer during most of his life and only retired after he was past 80. He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Emaline Nichols, February 16, 1873, who preceded him in death. He leaves three sons and a daughter, Edward Dulgar of Rose Hill, Henry Dulgar and Mrs. Hunt of Newton, and Noah Dulgar of Caledonia; and two brothers, James Dulgar of Rose Hill and Andrew J. Dulgar of Rockville, Indiana. Mr. Dulgar is also survived by sixteen grand-children, twenty-one great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held at the Parker Funeral Home this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and burial will be in Swick cemetery near Rose Hill.
Often Hunted Deer
Mt. Dulgar often related how as a young man he had gone on numerous deer hunts in the vicinity of his home, and had once shot a prairie chicken, which was roosting on the ridge pole of his home, with a rifle. During the Civil War, he remembered the funeral of his mother and how her body was transported on a sled drawn by oxen over the frozen snow to the cemetery.
He was a carpenter as well as a farmer throughout the active years of his life and had helped erect nearly all of the older homes and barns in the vicinity of Rose Hill. The first house he worked on was a log cabin. The farm occupied by his son, Ed Dulgar, was homesteaded by his father, Henry Dulgar, and was purchased by him after it had been in others hands for a number of years.
Dumford, Mrs. Rosa - died last Friday, after a long illness, in the triumph of faith. May 18, 1892, Southwest Fox
Dumont, John - died at the residence of his son Jack, west of town, Sunday at 2 o'clock
p.m., aged 70 years, 4 months and 29 days. Mr. Dumont was one of the pioneers of Jasper county, coming here in
the fifties and locating west of this city. He was born in Kentucky, April 24, 1818; moved with his parents to
Indiana when about 5, engaged in business in Indiana and we believe, learned the boiler trade in Cincinnati, but
left it early to following farming, which was more to his inclination and agreed better with his health. ... For
several years past he had been in bad health, his principal ailment being Bright's disease of the kidneys. ...
He left one son, Jackson Dumont, two daughters, Mrs. Manda Krusan who lives in Iowa and Mrs. Sallie Potter of Sullivan,
ILL, two step-sons, J.C. and G.A. Lemay of Newton ... Interred in Newton cemetery. Reported Sept. 26, 1888
NEW! Duncan, Mrs. - an old lady, and mother-in-law to S.T. Bickers, of this place, died on Friday morning last, at the residence of Mr. Bickers. Newton Press, Nov. 11, 1870
Dunn, Jerry - son of John and Susannah Yelton Dunn, was born in Jasper co., IL, December 4, 1860 and departed this life at his home in Falmouth, Sunday morning, Sept. 5, 1926 at 12:30 o'clock, aged 65 years and 9 months. He was married to Isadora Grove, December 10, 1882, and to this union were born four daughters: Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) Romack of Rose Hill, Mrs. Everett (Bessie) Russell and Mrs. Merle (Beryl) Earnest of Newton and Mrs. Oscar (Audria) Kennedy of Lis, who with their mother, twelve grandchildren, three brothers, Neal and Jeff Dunn of Hidalgo and Will Dunn of Charleston, besides a host of other relatives and friends survive...Tuesday, September 14, 1926
Durbin, R.A. - departed this life at his home in Newton, Ills., Jan. 23, 1892, at 3:30 a.m., aged 79 years, 3 months and 3 days. Deceased was a native of Kentucky. He came here in an early day and was actively engaged in farming and the merchandise business. Funeral services were held at St. Thomas Catholic church, Sunday, at 3 pm. by Rev. Father Molitor. Jan. 27, 1892
Durner, Frank - aged about 26 years, died at the residence of Chrisley McCall, in this place,
Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. N.P., Jan. 18, 1877
Duvalt, R. - age 69, 11 Oct. 1882
Dye, William - whose death occurred at the family home near Elliottstown, December 17  was born November 25, 1852 and departed this life more than a half-century of which was spent in Effingham county. Surviving are his wife, children J.A. Dye, Orlando, FL, Mrs. J.F. Wood and Mrs. C.L. Pickens, near Dieterich and Mrs. L.O. Dobbins of Jasper county, 11 grandchildren and other relatives. Tuesday, January 13, 1920
Eagleton, Rebecca A. (Wednesday, July 6, 1881), d. near Casey, Clark co., Illinois at her
son's home (Marion Kilbourn). Died at an advanced old age. Previously lived in Grove Township. Married more than once; last husband was Alexander Eagleton. Buried on Monday, the 29th, next to Alexander near the Kern schoolhouse. Two sons and a brother survived her. [Contributed by Source #4]
Earnest, Mrs. Mary Josephine d. in Noble - formerly of Falmouth. Death reported 6 Oct 1944
Eaton, Jesse - a well respected farmer and coal miner, died at the family home southeast of Newton about 2 ½ miles, Saturday at 4 p.m., after a brief illness of five days from pneumonia.
Deceased, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eaton, was born in Jasper county, Dec. 12, 1879; married to Miss Louise Musgrove; and they were the parents of six children, all of whom, and their mother, are living, viz: Claude, Ivo, Joe, Laura, Mary and George. In addition there are also surviving a brother and two sisters- Rev. Edward Eaton of Montana, Mrs. Lydia McNair of Willow Hill, and Mrs. Hester Hall of Indiana.
Mr. Eaton was an industrious worker, and had not been in very good health in recent years, but had so far recovered that no thought of danger occurred until lagrippe, followed by pneumonia, menaced him. Funeral services at 2 p.m., yesterday, and interment at the Vanderhoof cemetery. The Newton Press, February 6, 1917 [Contributed by Source #33]
Eck, Mary Ann (Wednesday, May 19, 1880), died at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 1880. d.
of congestion of the stomach. Born in 1831 in Germany. Lived in Jasper county about 15 years. Died at her son Jacob
Eck's home. She was 70 years, 8 months, and 9 days old. [Contributed by Source #4]
Edwards, Ambrose (Tuesday, March 14, 1905), native of New York. Came to Jasper county as a young man. Married three times. Third wife was Margaret Price, a daughter of William Price, and a brother of Gen. Sterling Price who was a "famous Confederate officer in the Civil War". Margaret was the oldest living person born in Jasper county. She was born in a log cabin where Ste. Marie is. Son Ambrose Jr., two daughters, and third wife survived him. [Contributed by Source #4]
Einhorn, Michael - well known and prominent citizen of Grove twp, aged about 67 years, died suddenly at his home, Tuesday, about 4 o'clock while sitting in a chair...due to an attack of apoplexy...He is survived by three sons and two daughters, viz: Frank at Island Grove; George, St. Francis twp and Mike at home; Mrs. Rose Weisbrog of Chicago Heights; Mrs. A. Goebel, Chicago Heights; one brother, Joseph, living on the home place; and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Schneidewend, Spirit Lake, Iowa; Mrs. Barbara Mammoser, Island Grove, Mrs. Eva Walk, Grove twp, Mrs. Lena Lustig, Grove twp and Mrs. Josie Platz, Sigel. Mrs. Einhorn preceded her husband in death several years ago....Funeral services were held at the Island Grove Catholic church of which deceased was a member. Dec. 23, 1919
Elder, Andrew J. formerly of Rose Hill. Death reported 5 Jan 1945.
Elder, Jake: A terrible accident occurred ¼ mile west of here last Wednesday. Mr.
Jake Elder, son of Squire Elder, while hauling a log to the saw-mill, the fore wheel of the wagon ran into a gutter
and the chain broke allowing the log to roll from the wagon. He tried to jump out of the way of the log, but his
clothes caught, and threw him on the ground. The log rolled on his head crushing it and killed him almost instantly.
He leaves a wife and three children. Rose Hill, April 17, 1882 (printed in the "Jasper County Times"
Wed. Apr. 19, 1882)
Elder, Jacob: We learned that Jacob Elder, second youngest son of Esquire Elder of Crooked Creek Township was instantly killed today (Wednesday) near Harrisburg, this county. Deceased was engaged in hauling logs for Mr. Hoggins when his head was crushed by a rolling timber. Mr. E. lost his youngest son a few weeks since who died of spinal fever. Newton Press, Wednesday, April 12, 1882 (contrib. by Source #28)
Elder, Jane - Mrs. Jane Elder dies. Newton Press, March 1, 1884 (Contrib. by Source #28)
Elder, ? - A son of Esq. ELDER, of Crooked Creek township, this county, aged 15 years, died Monday morning of the present week, of an illness of less than three days of spinal fever. Newton Press, March 1, 1882 (Contrib. by Source #28)
Lieut. John L. Elder age 77, died, Rose Hill, IL He was born in Knox Co., Indiana, came to Crooked Creek in 1850's, enlisted 1862, Co. D, 97 Ill, Inf. Vol. Civil War. Newton Press, 1902 (Contrib. by Source #28),
Elie, Thomas Darrell - 59, of West Liberty, died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 27, 2000) at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.
Elkin, Strother (Wed., March 3, 1897), born Woodford county, KY Feb. 25, 1830. Married
Emaline Wakefield in Clay county in 1853. Came to Jasper county 1867. Died at Newton Feb. 27, 1897. Wife and 8 children surviving him: Samantha Raef and Jennie Johnson of Palatine; Etta Grayson of Salem, Indiana; Amanda Mackley and Thomas Elkin of Newton; Mary Cole of Mattoon; Oliver Elkin of West Liberty; Cora Ward of Boos; Benjamin (dead). Buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]
Ellis, Albert born Aug. 28, 1844. Married Eva Bruce on Dec. 9, 1879; had 6 children and 4 survived him. Joined 1st Baptist church in Newton. Died Dec. 24, 1896. Buried in the Newton cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]
Elston, Jesse - infant. Nov. 20, 1890, at West Liberty. Reported Dec. 24, 1890
Erbell, Mary - died Feb. 10, ; age 77 yrs, 5 mos, 1 day - From "Past Year's Death
Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Ervin, A.J. - Death record: Male, death: Sept. 23, 1900, Latona, date filed: Oct. 23, 1900, Occupation: Physician, Born: Ind. Burial: Jasper Co. [contrib. by Source #28]
Ervin, Will - was fatally injured, Wednesday Morning, while lying close to the track of
the Peoria division of the Illinois Central railroad near the Schiller bend north of Newton a couple of miles,
by being struck on the head by the pilot of enjine 1336 pulling the 4:37 train, coming south. Death followed a
few hours later.
Ervin was a section workman, and with other employees had been doing extra duty in repairing the grade caused by the washout of Monday evening's cloud-burst. He had been up two days and nights in succession, and is supposed to have been worn out with the loss of sleep and for want of sufficient rest; in acting as a flagman it is believed that he was overcome by drowsiness and lay down, falling asleep from sheer exhaustion; and being in a position difficult to observe, the train-crew failed to see him as they rounded a curve until it was too late.
As soon as the parties could act, Ervin was brought to town by Conductor Harry Hicks, Engineer George Henderson and others of the company, and Dr. A.A. Franke, surgeon for the Illinois Central, notified. He went at once in answer to the call, but found that the victim of the tragical accident was unconscious and beyond human aid, the right temple crushed in and a part of the brain protruding, with a flesh wound and contusion on the left side of the head. From the depot the young man was removed to his mother's home on West Curtiss street, South Newton, where he died.
Coroner Harrison Kilburn summoned Frank D. Richardson, Mitch Parr, Mike Cannon, Frank E. Lewis, Jess Parr and Al Black as jurors, and after hearing the evidence they returned a verdict which suggests negligence on the part of the train-men in not paying attention to the danger signals, a yellow flag and a torpedo explosion, 800 and 400 feet respectively, from where Ervin was hit, and a red lantern nearby, which was run over and smashed to pieces _ the speed being slowed in that distance from 45 down to 20 miles an hour. No special names mentioned in the criticism by the jury.
Deceased was about 18 years of age, an industrious, well behaved boy. He joined the Modern American Fraternal Order a couple of weeks ago, taking out a policy for $1000, which was received last Friday, and this with probably $9 in the Prudential insurance company he left to his mother, Mrs. Nancy Ervin.
Surviving are the widowed mother, bent with age and infirmities, a cripple of many years from white-swelling on one of her lower limbs, a sister Mrs. David Ridgeway; and perhaps other relatives. Frank Ervin, father of William, was a soldier of the Civil war, contracting diseases there, in the service of his country from which he never recovered; and a brother Walter, while suffering from a raging fever on a bitterly cold morning in January, in the 90's got off of a train before daylight at Falmouth and froze to death. Four out of a family of five the victims of misfortune.
Funeral services yesterday by Rev. A. O. Jacobs, of the First Christian church, and burial at the Hickory Cemetery north of Newton, under the auspices of the Modern American. Newton Press, 1904 [Contributed by Source #28]
Ervin, Malinda (Mrs. William) - Malinda Surber was born in Clark Co., Ill. July 29, 1950 and departed this life June 7, 1911, age 60 years, 10 months and 10 days.
She united with the Betheny Baptist church in 1866 and was married Aug. 17, 1870, to Wm. Ervin. To this union were born nine children, six girls and three boys, two preceding her to the better land. Deceased was a kind and loving mother, a good neighbor and lived a conscientious Christian life. She was a long sufferer, but bore it with patience and leaves to mourn, a husband, three brothers, sister, seven children and a host of friends and relatives.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M.V. Gilbert at the Hidalgo Baptist church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Aten cemetery. A precious one from us has gone A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. [ Contributed by Source #28]
Ervin, William - a son of Isaac and Leota Ervin, was born in Jasper County, IL on Oct. 29, 1844 and departed this life at his home near Point Pleasant on December 8, 1932 at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 9 days.
On August 17, 1870, Mr. Ervin was united in marriage to Miss Malinda Surber and to this union were born nine children. Surviving are Mrs. Sarah Schrader of Columbus City, Indiana; Mrs. Lula Eisley of Milton, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Carrie Fulk of Cerro, Gordo; Miss Bertha Ervin of Decatur; Isaac & Ona Ervin of Rose Hill; and Emmit Ervin of Newton. Two children Alice Crawford and an infant daughter preceeded him in death. Mrs. Ervin followed on June 7, 1911.
Left to mourn besides his children are seventeen grand-children, eleven great-grand-children; one half brother John Ervin of Rose Hill; and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. & Mrs. Ervin spent their entire life in and around their birth places. Since Mrs. Ervin has gone, Uncle Will desired to remain in his old home excepting short visits with his children nearby. He worked hard during his active days and was usually successful as a farmer and financier.
In all his time he was always found to be honest in his dealings, and those who know the children will readily understand that they have been guided by his teachings of honesty and upright standards. He was one of the few remaining pioneers of Jasper County, who had had a hard fight and held the fort to win out in the great battle of life and existence. Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Rev. J.E. Spencer. Interment was in the Aten cemetery beside his wife. Pallbearers were his grand-sons and neighbor boys, Clayton and Loren Ervin, Ray and Ceicil Fulk, Joe Duglar, and Leonard Yelton. Flower girls were his grand-daughters Helen Ervin and Mildred Fulk. [contrib. by Source #28]
Erwin, Sarah Etta - died Nov. 9, 1916; age 63 yrs, 7 mos, 4 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
(NEW!) Evans, Edna A. - Edna A. Cabbell Evans,
95, of Taylorville died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Taylorville Care Center. She was born June 12, 1907, in Lerna,
the daughter of William I. and Mae Chaney Van Atta. She married Claude R. Cabbell in 1924 in Newton; he died in
1969. She married the Rev. William Evans in 1972; he died in 1984. Mrs. Evans was a retired homemaker and a member
of Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville.
Survivors; a son, David R. Cabbell of San Ramon, Calif.; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two sisters, Mabel Pirrello of Cambridge, Wis., and Rowena Camm of Florida. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Sutton Memorial Home Chapel, Taylorville, the Rev. Michael D. Branch officiating. Inurnment: at a later date, Aten Cemetery, Hidalgo
Everett, Darrel D. - d. at Champaign, age 48. Formerly of Hidalgo. Death reported 9 Mar 1945
Everett, Catharine - the mother of William Everett living near Latona, died Saturday night (Feb. 18) and was buried Sunday at the Baily grave yard. Deceased was 87 years, 11 months and 8 days old. February 22, 1888
Everett, Stephen O. - son of William and Lavina Everett, was born near Dresden, Ohio in 1854. His parents moved to Indiana when he was about three months old. He was married to Mary Hunt, January 25, 1876, and there were two sons born to them in Indiana, Hohn W. and J.O. Everett. They moved to Illinois in 1884. In 1886, George M. Everett was born and died in infancy. They returned to Indiana in 1894 and again moved back to Illinois in 1897, where they resided until he departed this life, Sept 7, 1926. He leaves a wife, two sons, two grandchildren, three brothers and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the family home east of Yale by Rev. Ralph E. Cummins. Interment was at Hunt cemetery. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1926
Fabian, John - a son of Fabian and Eliza Levitt, was born in Effingham county, Illinois,
March 16, 1854, and died at his home in Wheeler, Ill., March 18, 1920, aged 66 years and 2 days. He was united
in marriage to Miss Susan Wiley, December 17, 1874. To this union were born three children Birdie M., Robert W.,
and Zella A. Levitt. A son Robert departed this life in infancy.
He leaves to mourn besides his ever faithful companion, two daughters, Mrs. Birdie M. Bower and Miss Zella Levitt, two grandchildren, Myron Fabian and Audrey Birdine Bower, brother, James H. Levitt of Edgewood, sister, Mrs. Electra McKinnon of near Effingham, other near relatives and a host of friends.
His young manhood was spent in Effingham county and after marriage in Jasper county, where he was among the leading farmers. His later years were spent in Wheeler, where he was active in the moral, spiritual and general advancement of the village. He was an honored member of Wheeler Lodge No. 130, I. O. O. F. since 1885, having held all the offices and attended the Grand Lodge as an honored representative. He was also a member of the Encampment. He bore his sufferings patiently, having been afflicted with cancer of the face fore more than a year, but through it all was never once heard to murmur or complain. His life has been one of usefulness and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His familiar form will be greatly missed at church services, where he was so faithful in attendance. He fully assured his loved ones that he was ready and anxious to go and be with Christ, therefore we do not mourn as those who have no hope.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. O. O. Maxfield of Oblong, assisted by Rev. S. V. Smith of Willow Hill and Rev. E. C. Ryan of Wheeler M. E. church, Saturday March 20, at 10 o'clock, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Wheeler cemetery. The Newton Press, March 26, 1920 - [Contributed by Source #33]
Fairchild, Rev. Henry - died some days ago at his home northwest of Newton 8 or 10 miles, where he was for many years pastor of the Lutheran church and much beloved by the people there and elsewhere. ... Rev. Fairchild was a gallant soldier and the boys in blue laid away his remains in the tomb with appropriate ceremonies. His wife survives him, and we believe, two or three children. Newton Press, July 1, 1891
Faller, Bernard - departed this life at the family residence in Newton, surrounded by his
wife and children at 6 o'clock, Monday evening, March 18, 1889, aged 66 years, 7 months and 6 days. Deceased was
born at Barr, France coming to this country at an early age, locating first in Chicago, going from there to California
during the gold excitement and settling down in this county with his wife - whose maiden name was Elizabeth B.
Theriac - on a farm west of town.... To the union of himself and wife, who survives him, 13 children were born,
11 of whom are living, 8 boys and 3 girls, his two eldest sons dying several years ago, the second in infancy and
the oldest after attaining manhood. .... Funeral services were held at St. Thomas Catholic church at 10 a.m. today
after which his remains were interred in the St. Joseph cemetery. March 20, 1889
Faller ---- An infant son of Mr. Thos. F. Faller, died Monday. Newton Press, 12 Oct. 1887
Fasnacht, Roscoe Jr., KIA in Guam. Death reported 29 Aug 1944
Faubion, R.S. - Resolution of respect, adopted by Ella Miller Camp 1293, Royal Neighbors of American, Bogota, Illinois. Whereas, it has pleased our heavenly father in wisdom and love to remove from our midst, October 17, 1902, our beloved neighbor, R.S. Faubion.
Resolved, that in the death of Neighbor Faubion we have lost a true friend, the camp a faithful member and the home a loving husband and a kind father.
Resolved, that in respect and loving remembrance of our neighbor we extend to the wife and children our deepest sympathy in this their hour of sorrow.
Resolved, that our charter be draped in mourning thirty days and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, the county and Royal Neighbor papers for publication and the same be placed on records of camp in memory of our beloved neighbor. (contrib. by Source #28)
Faulkner, Samuel - of Crooked Creek, died January 10  and was buried in Cummins cemetery. He leaves a wife, aged mother and ten children. Jan. 18, 1893
Fear, Delila (Thursday, February 4, 1875), died recently at James Fears' house. Had just had a death in the family recently. [Contributed by Source #4]
Fear, Mrs. Etta Dillman of Robinson - formerly of Willow Hill, age 63. Death reported 6
Fear, James - died at Willow Hill..... and a short time later, Delila Fear. Newton Press, Feb. 4, 1875
Fear, Theodore Cecil - subject of this sketch, was born August 12, 1884, and departed this life, March 11, 1920, aged 35 years, 6 months and 29 days. He was united in marriage to Daisy Catt, April 22, 1912. He united with Christian church in 1914, and remained a member until God called him from labor to reward. He leaves a loving companion, three darling little children, father and mother, four brothers, three sisters, and many other relatives and friends. He was a good husband and kind father. Gone but not forgotten.
After a short funeral service at home, conducted by Rev. D. I. Lingafelter, on Saturday, the body was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery. The Newton Press, March 26, 1920 - [Contributed by Source #33]
Fellinger, [Unknown] - We learn a little 6 year old son of John Fellinger, living in N.
Muddy township, accidentally shot and killed himself the other day with a revolver. N.P. July 23, 1874
Ferrell, Charles W. whose death is announced as occurring on the 16th inst. at Annapolis, ILL. was the father of Mrs. W.D. Newlin, of Hunt City. Newton Press, July 27, 1887
Ferris, Mrs. Mary (Wednesday, June 3, 1885), Died on Sunday night in Newton at hergranddaughter's
(Mrs. W. C. Martin) home. Aged 69 years. Died very suddenly. Had lived for four years with her granddaughter. [Contributed by Source #4]
Fiala, Theresa - died Jan. 27, ; age 79 yrs, 3 mos, 11 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Filer, James A. - North muddy Twp., Newton Press, Jan. 18, 1882 [contrib. by Source #28]
Fillinger, Andrew - died Mar. 17, ; age 74 yrs, 1 mos, 1 day - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Fillinger, John Henry of Newton, b. 1906. Death reported 31 Oct 1944
Finley, Pierce B. of Olney, formerly of Newton. Death reported 2 Feb 1945.
Finney, Benjamin of Decatur, formerly of N.E. Jasper, b. 1861. Death reported 8 Dec 1944.
Finney, Domond - died at his home in Clark county on last Wednesday. He was found dead in
his bed...His age was about 85. He leaves a large estate to his children. Deceased was the grandfather of B. E.
Finney. Jan 20. 1892
Finney, Lillie M. -In Memory of Lillie M. Finney, born March 12, 1879, Passed away December 2nd, 1965.
Services at Hiles Funeral home at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, December 4th, 1965. Services Conducted by the Rev. Hugh Smith. Final resting place will be Yale Cementery, Yale, IL. [Submitted by Src #92 - date 12/5/1965]
Fishel, Bert - Sunday afternoon Bert Fishel received injuries at Watseka from which he died soon afterward. The particulars are hard to obtain on account of the reticence of railroad officials, who always conceal as much of the real facts from the public as possible; but from the best information obtainable we learn that deceased, who was a brakeman on the C. & E. I. while making a switch caught his foot between the guard and outer rail. The wheel of an empty car striking his heel was derailed and thrown toward him, running up on his leg and body, catching him under the brake-beam and crushing the flesh and bones under its great weight. His body was brought to this city for interment, Tuesday morning and will be laid to rest this afternoon. Services will be held at the Presbyterian church by Rev. J.F. Martin. Bert...was a son of Cal. U. Fishel of this city. April 20, 1892
Fishel, Mrs. Regina - aged 70 years was stricken by paralysis while in Olney Friday evening last, dying a few minutes afterward. She was the mother of Cal. U. Fishel of this city. Newton Press, April 25, 1888
Fitzgerald, Bernie Lee - age 17 of Olney, was killed on an oil rig in Noble. Death reported 7 Nov 1944.
Fleenor, Nora - age 22, died last Wednesday in Smallwood twp. Burned to death after dropping turpentine on a hot stove. Her mother was the relict of the late Abraham Fleener. Newton Press, October 15, 1890
Fletcher, - Old man Fletcher, the respected and aged father of our worthy fellow citizen, Henry Fletcher, died at his son's residence week before last. Willow Hill Township, died Monday. [Contributed by Source #4] (Thursday, September 4, 1877 and Sept 13, 1877)
Flinn, Loretta - 20 yrs, July 2. Newton Press, August 3, 1887
Flinn, Nellie - died November 17, 1918 in South Muddy Twp. [Contributed by Source #65]
FOLTZ, MRS. DORA - Dora Clark, a daughter of Grandison and Diantha Clark, was born on October 22, 1856, and departed this life at her home in Lis, April 7, 1925, aged 68 years, 5 months and 16 days. She was married to Willliam F. Foote in April, 1880, and to them were born six children, four sons and two daughters, one son, little Harry, and an infant daughter dying in infancy. Her husband passed away, December 11, 1905. On August 31, 1915, she was united in marriage to Ferdinand Foltz, whose death occurred June 7, 1924. Surviving are her children, Reuben and Barney of California, Homer G. of St. Paul, Minn., and Mabel (Whitehurst) of Lis; a sister, Mrs. Laura Batman of Grayville; brother, John H. Clark and half-brother Eugene Clark, both of Birney, Montana; eighteen grand-children, a number of other relatives and many friends. She united with the Methodist Protestant church at Slate Point, near her girlhood home, thirty-four years ago. Later in life she united with the Christian church at Lis, in which she lived a faithful Christian until death called her to her home above. She was a good mother, a faithful wife and a devoted friend, always lending a helping hand in times of need. She has a large circle of friends, who with the relatives, will miss her, as she has lived practically all her life in this community. She will be greatly missed in the church, but we bow in submission to God's will. [Contributed by Source #33]
Foltz, George (Friday, January 8, 1904), born in 1840 in Virginia; came to Jasper county
when a boy. Died of rheumatism and kidney trouble on Tuesday night. Wife survived him. Children surviving him were:
Mrs. N. C. (Nancy) Matheny, Mrs. R. H. (Elizabeth) Watkins, Mrs. Charles (Rosa) Munday, Isabelle, Taylor, and Lewis
(all of Jasper county, Illinois); and Mrs. W. H. (Mina) Newlin, Mrs. Frank (Jane) Tilton, and Mrs. Thomas J. (Laura)
Kimball (all of Decatur, Illinois). Funeral at Lutheran church; buried in the parish cemetery.[Contributed
by Source #4]
Foltz, James - an old citizen of this county, died on Saturday, of pneumonia. Feb. 10, 1876
Foltz, Lovisa - died Nov. 26, ; age 84 yrs, 3 mos, 10 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Foltz, Mrs. Margaret Frances (nee Smith)- died 29 August 1940 at the home of her son Edward
Foltz in Newton. She was 86 years old. She was born in Madison County, IL to Joseph and Henrietta (Murphy) Smith
on 1 April 1854. In 1870, she married Murray P. Harris and had one child, John William Harris - both of whom preceded
her in death. On 27 June 1878, she married Berzilius L. Foltz and had 7 children: Andrew of Peoria, Mrs. Walter
(Linnie) Davidson, Mrs. Ed (Ethel) Michl; Edward and Roy all of Newton. Sons Anthony and Clarence, as well as Mr.
Foltz, preceded her in death. Other survivors include her only sister, Mrs. Malanda Thomas, 24 grandchildren, two
nephews and four nieces. Funeral services were held at the Reese Funeral Home in Newton, Rev. J.E. Spencer officiating.
Interment was in Riverside Cemetery. Excerpted from the Newton Press, c. August 1940. [CContributed by Source #5]
Foltz, Polly - "Grand-Ma Foltz"...... Polly Kibler was born in Page county, Virginia, Jan. 27, 1829; married to William Foltz in 1847; moved with her husband to Jasper county, Illinois, soon afterwards, locating in North West Wade, where her husband died in 1887; and departed this life at the residence of her son Geo. L. Foltz, Dec. 16, 1903, after a brief illiness. Surviving are five children, George L. , John M., Mrs. J.A. Girhard, Mrs. I. N. Ernest and Mrs. J. V. Strole. Two daughters preceeded her to the grave, Mrs. Irvin Isley and Mrs. S. McElhiney. A number of grandchildren and other relatives are also living. Grand-Ma Foltz was a good christian woman, and had done much to help to develop this country, coming here when everything was new and had to be literally hewed out of the woods. She raised a large family, performed her duties as a wife, mother and neighbor and will be sincerely mourned by many friends. Funeral services and burial today. Peace to her memory. 1903 Newton Newspaper [Contributed by Source #28]
FOOTE, BARNARD- was born in Decatur county, Indiana, December 4, 1829; departed this life,
June 4, 1920, aged 90 years, and six months. He united with the Baptist church in his early manhood. He came to
Illinois, September 27, 1850 and entered a tract of land in Jasper county near Newton, March 12, 1855, and later
was united in marriage to Jane Frances Bridges, also a member of the Baptist church. Later in their married life
they both united with the Slate Point M. P. church and remained faithful members until death. To this union were
born seven children of whom five preceded him to the great beyond, namely: William F., Mary F., John E., Frank
V., Artimicia May. Left to mourn are Harvey C. Foote and Mrs. Ella C. Sowers of Philo, twenty-one grand-children
and twenty great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Eunice Kibler, who is 86 years old, and other relatives, besides
a host of friends. He lived on the farm he settled during his married life, but after the death of his wife, June
4, 1918, he made his home with his daughter and granddaughter until his death. He was a great pioneer of his day
with a contented mind and very affectionate to his neighbors and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 5, conducted by Rev. J. M. Adams of Newton at the Slate Point M. P. church, and interment in the cemetery nearby. Among those from a distance who attended obsequies we noted: Lyman Bridges of Champaign, Wicklyff Sowers and family of Philo and Edward Turner of Armstrong, Ind. The Newton Press, Newton, IL Tuesday, June 8, 1920. [Contributed by Source #33]
FOOTE, Wm.- A telegram received this morning from Champaign states that Wm. F. Foote is
dead. Particulars unknown. Deceased was one of the best known men in Jasper county, residing in Northwest Wade,
where he was born about 45 years ago, and remained there until last spring, when he and his family moved to Champaign
to et the benefit of the educational advantages of the Illinois university.
Mr. Foote is survived by a loving wife--nee Miss Dora Clark--four children, Reuben, Homer, Roscoe and Mabel, his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barnard Foote, brother Harvey and sister Mrs. Wickliff (Ella) Sowers. We were well acquainted with Mr. Foote and always regarded him as a genial, industrious and intelligent citizen, worthy of the esteem and confidence of the public; and his untimely death is sincerely regretted. The remains will be brought here for interment, but when the funeral will be is unknown. The Newton Press, Newton, IL December 12, 1905 [Contributed by Source #33]
Ford, Mary F. - January 22, 1888 - 18 years, 11 months and 25 days. Reported Feb 15, 1888
Foreman, Carrie E. - died Jan. 23, ; age 62 yrs, 3 mos, 21 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Foreman, Iva - little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Foreman of near Bogota, died Sunday Dec. 28 , aged 6 years, 8 mos and 30 days and was laid to rest on the following Monday in the Tate cemetery. Surviving are her parents, infant brother, grandfather, two granmothers and many other relatives. Friday, January 2, 1920
Forrester, John L. d. in Mississippi, age 80. Death reported 9 Mar 1945
Forseman, George Jr. - was run over by a train of cars at Peoria, one day last week, and
had both legs cut off. After lingering a few hours he died from the terrible injuries he received. Deceased was
the oldest son of George Forseman, sr., of this township... He leaves a young wife and one or two children. March
Forsman, Mrs. Martha - died Saturday night, after a prolonged period of ill health, aged 58 years, and was laid to rest at Riverside cemetery, Monday afternoon, following religious services at the family residence in the Brown block, second story, conducted by Rev. L. A. Magill. Mrs. Forsman was a woman well respected , and her death is regretted by many people. Deceased is survived by her son, Bruce Martin, mother, Mrs. Martha Dukes, brothers, John and William Dukes of Newton and Manford Dukes of San Francisco, and other relatives. The Newton Press, January 25, 1924 [Contributed by Source #33]
Forseman, Mrs. Mary Ellen - 24 years, 9 months and 10 days, died Jan. 26, 1892
Foster, Franklin - HE BLEW INTO THE MUZZLE OF ETERNITY On Wednesday morning, Franklin FOSTER, who lives near Winterrowed was instantly killed. He blew into the muzzle of his gun, putting his foot on the hammer. The gun fired and the ball crashed through his brain and he fell dead on the spot. His dad father is a minister and stands high in the community. Deceased was a resident of South Muddy township in this county. OCTOBER 17, 1883 [contrib. by Source #28]
FOSTER, Thomas D. - PROMINENT CITIZEN, DEAD......Thos. D. Foster Died Last Night... A well
known and respected citizen of Newton, died at the family home, corner of Washington and Lafayette street, last
night, following a long illness and period of ill-health from heart ailment and complications. Deceased was 68
years old Sept. 13, 1918, and had resided in Jasper county nearly all of his life. He was twice married: First
to Miss Mahala Pierpont, and to them four children were born. Her death occurred in the nineties, and his second
marriage took place about four years ago; to Mrs. Ida Andrews.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Foster; three daughters, Mrs. John W. (Irene) Matheny of Newton, Mrs. Walter E. (Effie) Winterrowd of Orange, Calif., and Mrs. Mack A. (Estrella) Miller of Santa Ana, Calif.; two step-children, Mrs. Frank Kuntzer and St. Clair Andrews, California; eight grandchildren; brother John Foster of Oregon; and other relatives. Mr. Foster was a farmer when a young man and spent some time in the west. Later he was engaged in business in Newton. He served twice as supervisor of Wade township and in other offices of trust and responsibility. In recent years he had suffered much from heart trouble, which gradually undermined his health, death following from it. Funeral services at 2 p. m., Wednesday, Central Christian church, Rev. J. I. O'Neal in charge. The Newton Press, Newton, IL Tuesday, February 4, 1919 [Contributed by Source #33]
Foster, William Ross d. at Jacksonville - b. near Latona 1857. Death reported 29 Dec 1944.
Fouty, Amos - died Jan. 18, ; age 77 yrs, 7 mos, 17 days - From "Past Year's
Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917.
Amos Fouty was born at Point Pleasant, Mason county, West Virginia, June 1st, 1839, and departed this life at his home in Yale, Jasper county, Illinois, January 18th, 1917. Aged 77 years, 7 months and 17 days. During the early childhood of the deceased, he removed, with his parents to Shelbyville, Indiana, living there several years and finally removing to Clark county, Illinois, about the year 1854, where he lived until his marriage. On November 1st, 1864, he was united in marriage with Mary A. Tharp, making their home for many years in Crawford county and later moving to Yale where he remained until his death.
To this union were born six children: Sarah Frances, Emma Jane, Stella May, Perry E., Nancy Elnora and Amy Leona, of these, the two eldest daughters have preceded their father to the unknown world. Leaving surviving him, his faithful companion, one son, three daughters, twenty-one grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. Also one sister, Mrs. Frances Harris, one brother, William H. Fouty, three half brothers, James, John and Peter Fouty, and two half sisters, Mrs. Hannah Shook and Mrs. Sarah Hampsten, beside a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
Among those who will feel his loss most keenly are his foster-children, over whose early lives he extended the most fatherly care and substantial assistance; they are: James G. Cramer, Mrs. Ester Hiles, Elwood Eveland and a granddaughter, Blanche Bledsoe. About the year 1862 the deceased united with the Church of Christ and remained a member of that church, living a faithful and Christian life, until he was called to his reward. During his entire sickness and ill health, which has afflicted his life almost continuously since his fortieth year, he had borne himself with patience and with such a cheerful, kindly spirit that his example will long shed an influence for good over the lives of his family and friends.
His brothers and sisters in the church desire to express their sincere appreciation and thankfulness for his life and influence in the church and community; for his ready assistance, his hearty encouragement, which has made possible many things that might not have been accomplished without his help. His friends and associates in the village wish to bear witness to his generous public spirit and the kindly helpfulness which lent hand to many who needed help and to the enterprise which has made a factor in the business life of the community. His family bear witness to the fact that he died strong in the faith and in hope of a glorious resurrection and the enjoyment of the home prepared for those that love the Lord and that await His coming.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Elder A.J. McCash, of Hazel Dell, after which the body was laid to rest in the Yale cemetery there to await the resurrection. [January 1917 Unknown newspaper, Contributed by Source #40]
Fowler, Solomon, age 77. Death reported 29 Aug 1944
Franke, Dr. John G. - departed this life at his late residence in this city, after a long
and painful illness, of dropsy, Thursday morning, March 15, 1883, at 3:40 o'clock, aged 68 years and 26 days.
In the death of Dr. Franke another old pioneer and most worthy citizen is removed from our midst. Deceased was born in the city of Munster, province of Westphalia, Prussia, February 17th, 1817. When about twenty-one year of age he crossed the ocean, the vessel in which he sailed springing a leak, they were kept at sea for thirteen weeks. Landing at New Orleans, he commenced the practice of medicine which he had studied before leaving the old home in the Fatherland, and remained there for five years. From there he went to Missouri, thence to Keokuk, Iowa, then to Nauvoo in this state and from there to Newton, locating here permanently in 1848. He at once entered into the active practice of medicine, and soon afterward erected a small business house on the corner where Felix Garnier's store building now stands, in which he placed a stock of drugs, the same being we believe the first drugstore in this city.
On the 18th day of August, 1850, he was united in marriage to Miss Gertrude Fisher who survives him. To them were born ten children, six of whom are living, being respectively, Adam, John, Peter, Emma, George and Willie. The Newton Weekly Press, Wednesday, March 21, 1883 [Contributed by Source #33]
Franke, George E. - d. at Evansville, fmrly of Newton, age 84. Death reported 13 Oct 1944
Freeland, Harry C. - d. at Westfield, age 73. Death reported 13 Mar 1945
Freeman, David - living a few miles north of Newton, died Saturday last, after an illness of several days duration, of pneumonia. Deceased stated to his friends on the Tuesday previous to his death, that he would died on the following Saturday. The appointed hour came, and his spirit passed calmly "over the river". March 29, 1877
Freeman, Ed - aged about 24 years, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Freeman, near Falmouth, last night, of consumption. He was a young man with many friends who will regret to hear of his death. Sep. 7, 1892
Freeman, Mrs. F.M. - Rosetta Lord was born March 3, 1846 in London, England and died January 5, 1927 at her home at Willow Hill, aged 80 years, 10 mos and 2 days. She was married to Warren B. Fear, December 19, 1862, at Olney, Ill. He preceded her in death in May, 1910. To them were born 6 children, three of whom died in infancy. Surviving are Mrs. Nellie Debow and Sidney J. Fear of Robinson and Delbert A. Fear of Willow Hill. She was united in marriage to F.M. Freeman on October 15, 1911 at Willow Hill and they lived in peace and harmony until death called her...Her demise was sudden, as she only suffered about three hours....[interment] at Shiloh cemetery... Tuesday, January 18, 1927
Freeman, G. F. (April 2, 1879), Lived in Jasper county about 25 years. Ill for one week. Died on Saturday, March 29, 1879 at his Wade township home, 5 miles north of Newton. Had pneumonia. Buried in Brooks graveyard. [Contributed by Source #4]
French, ? - Child of J.M. French died in North Muddy tp. "last week". Newton Press,
Feb 17, 1876
French, Charles H. - son of Robert and Priscilla French, was born in Jasper County, August 17, 1861, and departed this life at his home near Newton, September 2, aged 71 years and 16 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Arminta Hall, December 124 1881, and to this union were born six children, five of whom survive. One daughter Cloie Bell preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving companion; three sons John, Ralph, and Guy French, all of this vicinity; two daughters, Mrs. Della Kibler of Newton and Mrs. Ada Clark of Pekin; fourteen grand-children; four great grand-children; one brother, Frank French; besides a number of more distant relatives and friends.
He united with the Sandy Creek Christian church many years ago in which faith he lived and died. He was a loving husband, a kind and indulgent father, and a neighbor and friend honored and respected by all. Funeral services were held at Sandy Creek Christian church many years ago in which faith he lived and died. He was a loving husband, a kind and indulgent father, and a neighbor and friend honored and respected by all. Funeral services were held at Sandy Creek Christian church Sunday, September 4 at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. A. E. Stroud of Dieterich. Pallbearers were six grand-sons: Glenn Kibler, Arnold Kibler, Harold Kibler, Ura Swank, Frank Dale, and Howard French. Flower girls were granddaughters, viz.: Nina Swank, Madge French, Lois Clark, and Bertha Kibler, Leona Kibler, and Fern Kibler. Interment was in Kedron Cemetery. The Newton Press, September 9, 1932 [Contributed by Source #33]
French, John Robert - Death Comes to Mr. French....86, of Newton, a retired Jasper county farmer, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Newton Rest Haven nursing home. He had been ill for some time and a patient at Newton Rest Haven for about four weeks.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Seessengood-Marshall chapel with the Rev. Turris E. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Wheeler cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 2 p.m. today.
Mr. French was born Aug. 27, 1882, in Jasper county, a son of Charles and Arminta (Hall) French. He married Ina Brigg Sept. 7., 1909, in Newton, and she preceded him in death in 1963.
Mr. French leaves two sons, Howard of Wheeler and Gene of Newton; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Ruby) Dale and Mrs. Gordon (Madge) Ward of Newton, and Mrs. Gene (Mary Ann) Allen of Palmer, Ill.; a brother, Ralph, in Franklin, Tenn.; and a sister Mrs. Della Kibler of Newton.
Eleven grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife, a brother, 2 sisters and a great grandchild. The Newton Press Mentor, March 20, 1969 - [Contributed by Source #28]
French, Grace C. - died June 18, ; age 79 yrs, 1 mo, 1 day - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
French, Oliver - [c. 1919] MAN FOUND DEAD Body Discovered on the floor two days after last
seen......Oliver French, a farmer of South Muddy township, was found dead at his home, Saturday morning, two young
men, neighbors, making the discovery. One of them John Lewis, had gone to the French residence,and failing to find
Mr. French was about to leave, when Claude Sparks came up and it was proposed that they search the premises. In
looking into the house through a window, they saw his body lying on the floor, and an examination showed that his
death must have occured several hours or days previously. Coroner D.R. Love was at once notified, and accompanied
by Deputy Coroner Roy McCormack and Fred E. Drake, went to the scene. Mr. Drake acted as the foreman of the jury,
and with F.D.K.Price, Charles Metcalf, Watson Sparks, Hirman Gibson and Sherman Reed as the other jurors, an inquest
was held, which developed these additional facts: French was at Pullman's store, about a half-mile distant, Thursday.
After purchasing some goods he left, saying he would return later. This was the last time he was seen alive and
it is believed that he died that evening, as his features were blackened and decomposition had set in. Deceased
was in his sixty-fourth year, and was born in Jasper county. He was a widower, his wife having preceded him to
the grave. Recently he had been living alone. Surviving are his six sons: Hearly, Liston, William, Cecil, Robert
and Pearl; grand-children; brothers Jacob and Frances M.; and other relatives. Mr. French was a good citizen-quiet,
industrious and well respected; and in the community where he had resided the greater part of his life, he had
many friends. [Contributed by Source #66]
FROHNING, CHAS. -News was received here of the death of Chas. Frohning, former resident (of Jasper County, IL). Mr. Frohning died at Techny, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, Sunday, and was laid to rest Tuesday in the cemetery of the Society of the Divine Word of which order he was a Brother. Deceased had been in ill health for some time, having heart ailment. His brother, Ren Frohning of Wendelin, attended the funeral. Ste. Marie Tribune, Jasper County, IL November 21, 1913
Fry, Frank - the noted banjoist and song and dance artist, died at his home near Wheeler a few days ago. Frank was a well known character in Jasper county. Sept. 17, 1890
Fulk, Howard Donald - KIA 23 Dec 1944 in Phillippines. Death reported 30 Jan 1945.
Fuson, Dr. J.L. - of Bogota died Feb. 10, 1891 of blood poisoning. Newton Press, Feb. 11, 1891
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