Illinois Genealogy Trails
Jasper County, Illinois
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Obituaries and Notices of Death
Note: Some of these obits are paraphrased and were submitted by researcher June Kessinger. We have no further information to give on her sources or the families.
You are advised to obtain the originals for yourself.
The SOURCE, unless noted otherwise, is the Newton Press
Padget, Alex d. in Patoka, formerly of Mount Zion, age 73. Death reported 20 Oct 1944
Palmer, John - living in Grove township, died Sunday night last. Newton Press,
Nov. 25, 1875
Palmer, Russell - little son of Jesse and Emma, d. on the 14th. The remains were buried in the Stuart graveyard. July 22, 1891
Palmer, Russell - 2 years and 2 days died July 13 . N.P. Sept. 9, 1891
Palmer, Shirley Ann -- Blake/Meyer Funeral home Newton, Illinois. Shirley
Ann Chapman Palmer (Maiden) Born on August 29, 1949 in Humboldt, Tennessee to AnnaBell
Palmer and Jesse James Palmer, died on March 2, 2014 at her Daughters home. Buried in
Brockville Cemetary, N.E. of Newton Illinois. Surviving are Michael James Chapman, Shelia
Renae Lewis, Kyle James Chapman (Wright). Brothers Kenneth James Palmer, Larry James
Palmer, William Edlie Wright, Michael Allen Wright, preceeded her in death in 1991.,
rles Edward Wright, Steven Douglas Williams, Lonnie Calvin Williams. Ula Dayle Wright
(Staley) Mary Alene Newell. Karen Jane Wright, Grandchildren, Great
Grandchildren...Buried on March 5, 2014. Phil Boyd officiating [Newton Press Mentor, MAR
2, 2014; Sub. by Ula Staley]
Page, Eva - of this city [Olney] died from injuries received in a fall Sunday at Arthur. Miss Page was the guest of the family of William Wamsley at Arthur. She was preparing to go to church Sunday morning, intending to go outdoors, but the door happened to lead into a basement and she was precipitated down the stairway. She received injuries on the head which caused her death within an hour. Olney relatives were notified and went at once to Arthur. The body was brought to Olney this morning and taken to the home of her sister Mrs. Margaret Myers on Silver street. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. this afternoon. Miss Page was 72 years old. - Olney Daily Mail, Dec. 31 . Miss Page was principal of the Newton High School two or three terms, and will be remembered as a very efficient teacher and a lady of gracious, pleasing accomplishments. Newton Press, Jan. 3, 1919
Parces, Joseph - was shot by Frank Webber at Jewett. Webber is in jail in Toledo charged with murder. June 29, 1892
Parker, Charles (Wednesday, September 20, 1882), died on Saturday, August 16, 1882 at
Hunt City home. Buried in Kentucky. [Contributed by Source #4]
Parker, Henry B. d. at St. Louis, formerly of Newton, age 39. Death reported 2 Jan 1945.
Parkhurst, Ennis - former citizen of Newton, died at his home in Palestine Tuesday afternoon of a complication of diseased brought on by exertion in connection with ulcers of the stomach....Deceased was born in Effingham, IL, January 22, 1872 and died December 30, 1919, aged 47 years, 11 months and 8 days. He was married in 1903 to Miss Odie Borders of Effingham. To them were born seven children, three of whom, two sons and a daughter are living, viz: Dora, Paul James and John Ennis Parkhurst, all of Palestine. He leaves to mourn, besides his wife and children, an aged father, M.C. Parkhurst and sister, Mrs. Frank (Dora) Coleman of Effingham and other relatives... Funeral services will be held at Effingham... From the Robinson Daily News, Dec. 31: Ennis Parkhurst, one of the best known men of Palestine and until about 6 months ago engaged in the drug business there, committed suicide Tuusday afternoon, by taking strychnine, his death occurring about three o'clock in the afternoon. No reason for the rash act is given but by some of those who knew him best, his act is attributed to ill health and despondency....January 2, 1920
Parks, Arilla Jane - died June 9, 1917; age 61 yrs, 4 mos, 3 days - From "Past Year's
Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Parisho, George - of Casey, died Wednesday night after a short illness. He was a son-in-law of Wesley Martin of Jasper Co. Newton Press, WED. NOVEMBER 28, 1883 (Contrib. by Source #28)
Parr, Mary A. - Hunt City. , Newton Press, Jan. 18, 1882 [contrib. by Source #28]
Parr, Isaac - 73, Died, Funeral Here Monday
Funeral services for a retired Osage mail carrier, Isaac (Ike) Parr, 73, were held in Osage Monday afternoon. Mr. Parr died in Rochester [Minnesota]Thursday after having undergone heart surgery earlier in the week. The Rev. Robert L. Smith, pastor of the M.E. church in Osage, was in charge of the services at the Champion Funeral Home. Burial was in the Osage cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Memorial Squad of American Legion Post 278. Isaac Ernest Parr was born Jan. 23, 1886, in Willow Hill, Ill., the son of T.J. and Dora Lee Parr. He grew to manhood there. Jessie Edna Tubbs and Isaac Parr were united in marriage in Mitchell county Dec. 24, 1919. Most of the years of their marriage were spent in Osage. He retired several years ago after serving as a mail carrier for 40 years. Mr. Parr had been a member of the Rural Letter Carriers and was active in the American Legion here until he moved to Baudette, Minn. three years ago. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are his four children, Mrs. Willis Mouw (Bette) of Baudette, Minn.; Mrs. Emil Tonn (Virginia) of St. Paul; Kenneth Parr of Joliet, Ill.; Ernest of Riceville; 10 grandchildren, five sisters, and four brothers.
His wife,Jessie, died in 1962. He was also preceded in death by his parents. Osage News, October 1969 [Osage, Mitchell Co. Iowa] Transcribed by Kathy Pike
Parr, Mrs. Isaack - of Willow Hill township, died very suddenly Thursday morning last. She was ill but a couple of hours, although afflicted for several years past with spinal affection. Mrs. Parr was a member of the M.E. church and a lady of good Christian graces. A large circle of friends will mourn her death. [The Newton Press, April 13, 1887]
Parrent, William H. (Friday, May 18, 1900), Born in Tippecanoe county, Indiana on May 21, 1836. May 4, 1840 came to Jasper county, Illinois. Father died in 1858. Married on January 1,1865 to Barbara Bowen. Had cancer of the bowels and quit working in December of 1898. Joined the Christian Church on November 29, 1899. Died north of Newton on Saturday, May 12, 1900 at his home. Brother John M. Parrent (of near St. Peter), and sisters Mrs. Mary Ann Flint, and Mrs. Jane Hasten (of Ohio) survived him. His wife and 3 sons and 4 daughters also survived him; one child was deceased. Buried at the Chapel, near Falmouth. [Contributed by Source #4]
Parsons, Juretta pneumonia, 52 years old, Willow Hill. Died Jan. 26, 1879. [Contributed by Source #4]
Patterson, ____ - 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Patterson of Fox twp. died last Wednesday with bronchitis of the lungs. Newton Press, May 6, 1891
Paulis, Anthony - died on the 10th inst., and was interred at St. Peter on Sunday. March 22, 1877
Payne, Eliza - daughter of George, living southeast of town, died Saturday morning
after a brief illness. Mar. 1, 1877
Payne, Perry - died at his farm residence three miles southeast of Newton, Friday, Oct. 16, very suddenly, from what was pronounced by the medical profession at an inquest held by Deputy Coroner Matheny an affection of the heart. Deceased was born in Knox County, Ind., Nov. 16, 1832, and served from June, 1861, to March 1863, in Co.,K. 21st. Ill.,Vol? Int---Grant's regiment-as a private solder in the Union army, participating in several battles,and was wounded three times, in the side, leg and hand, losing a thumb and two fingers the last time. On account of disabilities he was discharged and lived thereafter where his death occurred. Mr. Payne was man of peculiar habits, residing alone, and unmarried. Four brothers were soldiers in the war of the rebellion, helping to preserve the Union. He leaves no immediate relatives, but is survived by quite a number of nephews and others more distantly related. Funeral services at the home of Mr. Payne, Sunday conducted by Rev. C.M. Chamblin and burial at the Vanderhoof Cemetery. [unknown date; contributed by Source #28]
Peacher, Rebecca - WILLOW HILL ITEMS: Mrs. Rebecca PEACHER, an old lady who has resided a number of years in this township, died Sunday evening. Two children survive her. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. OCTOBER 17, 1883 [contrib. by Source #28]
Pearson, Frank Fuller in Newton, b. 1875. Death reported 26 Jan 1945.
Peelman, Mrs. Gabe - died Sunday from consumption, after an illness of several months. She leaves a husband and several small children. Services were held at the first Christian church by Rev. Amber, after which the remains were taken to the Newton cemetery for interment on Monday afternoon. Oct. 7, 1891
Pennick, Younger - An old citizen of Jasper co., died at his home in this place on
morning last, of bronchitis. Mr. P. had been in ill health for the last 3 or 4 years of
his life. The remains were
buried in the Jones Graveyard northwest of Newton on Wednesday. Newton Press, Thursday,
October 19, 1876
Perrine, Isabella - Died, of dropsy, at her home in this county, on Sunday, May 14, 1876, Mrs. Isabella Perrine, wife of Daniel Perrine, aged 29 years. Robinson papers please copy. May 18, 1876
Perrine, Miss Sarah - for the past two or three years head cook at the American House, died on the 28th ult. and was interred at Oblong. January 9, 1889
Persinger, Sarah E. - infant, December 25, 1888. Reported Feb 15, 1888
Peters, John Wesley - Granville Twp. 1881 [contrib. by Source #28]
Peterson Judge A.M. - died at Mattoon Tuesday afternoon after a long illness. Remains were taken back to Charleston for interment. He was born in Westmoreland Co., PA on Jan 15., 1825, leaving there in 1845 for Canton, Ohio were he studied medicine. He came to Illinois in 1849, practicing as a physician in Edgar County, then moving to Newton in 1850. On April 18, 1850, he married Nancy Whalen of Edgar County, a native of Nelson Co, KY. He studied law and became a lawyer in 1853. He served as Captain of Co. K, 21st I.V.I. in 1861 until Nov. 1862, resigning due to ill health. In 1863, he moved to Charleston.... Sept. 17, 1890
Phew, Louis - died on the 2nd inst. He leaves a family. South Muddy twp., Nov. 21, 1888
Phillipps, Mr. S. - of Granville tp., died last week of lung fever.Mar. 8, 1877
Pickering, Bent. - was fatally injured Apr. 8 by jumping from a moving train on the Vandalia line a short distance east of the depot at Effingham. The suffering boy lived 21 hours. He was brought home where his funeral was preached by Rev. Albert Vandeveer. His remains were interred in the Everman Mound. The heart broken mother and mourning friends have our deepest sympathy. Newton Press, April 17, 1889
Picquet, Dr. James - of Ste. Marie died September 7, 1892, aged 67. He was born in 1825 in Hujguenau, a province of Alsace, France. He came to the U.S. in 1844, then married Victoria Schifferstein in France and returned to America in 1854. Sept. 14, 1892
Picquet, Xavier (Wednesday, March 2, 1898), died February 23, 1898. Born in France in
1832. Settled in Ste. Marie. Veteran of Co. K, 32nd Illinois Volunteers as a sergeant.
Received 2nd lt. commission
for bravery at battle of Pittsburg Landing. Prisoner of War in officer's prison in
Saulsbury, North Carolina. Married
on June 22, 1870 to Elizabeth Hartrick. Had 3 sons and 3 daughters. [Contributed
by Source #4]
Pictor, William (Friday, June 1, 1906), born June 11, 1830 in London, England. In 1848 came to America and to Jasper county, Illinois in 1851. Married on April 16, 1851 to Mary Hynes and had 13 children. Surviving children were Richard, Arthur, Mathias, Edward, Joseph, Agnes, Alice, Ellen (Sister Cecelia). Died at Ste. Marie on Saturday night. [Contributed by Source #4]
Pierce, Emiline - Once again has that Grim Monster Death made his appearance in this community. He robbed us of Mrs. Emiline B. Pierce, the oldest citizen in the township, and one of the most highly respected. The deceased died at the family residence of her niece, Mrs. Wm. Robison, at Pond Grove where she was spending the summer Saturday, July 22. Funeral occurred Sunday when the remains were taken to Olney, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, and where all that was mortal was laid to rest in the city cemetery. Peace to her ashes. The deceased at the time of her death was in her 89th year, an ardent Christian, a kind and generous neighbor, loved and respected by all. The afflicted relatives have the sympathy of all. [The Newton Press, July 26, 1893]
Pierce, George - born in Knox Co, Ohio, March 13, 1850 and d. at his home in Wheeler July 8, 1927, aged 77 years, 3 months and 25 days. Married Nancy E. Busby of Clark Co., October 7, 1875 who preceeded him in death on October 22, 1894; Their two children survive: Mrs. B.O. (Bertha) Clodfedler and Miss Daisy Pierce, both of Wheeler. Also surviving are two grandsons and a sister, Mrs. Millie B. McGinnis of Casey... July 15, 1927
Pierce, John - died in South Muddy on Oct. 29, 1874, aged 55 years, 5 mos & 28 day s - N.P. Thursday, Nov. 12, 1874
Pierpont, Frank - A letter was received here stating that Frank Pierpont, born and
in Jasper county, but late at Mackintee, Wash., was frozen to death in that country
several days or weeks since.
The particulars could not be obtained. March 1, 1893
Pierpont, Luvisa - daughter of Charles and Margaret Pierpont, was born in Jasper county, Illinois, March 29, 1855; married to James M. Stark, September 10, 1876; and died at the family residence in Fox township, Wednesday evening, December 7, 1898. To them were born six children, all of whom survive her, excepting Charles V., who died at Jacksonville, Fla., while in the service of the United States as a member of Co. B, 4th Ill. Vol.
With the exception of a few months her entire life has been spent in this county and the esteem of her neighbors and acquaintances was manifested by the large number who escorted her body to its last resting place, despite the extreme cold. She was an affectionate wife and mother, and the loss to her husband and children is irreparable.
Services were held at the family residence on Friday, December 9, at 10 o'clock a.m., conducted by Hale Johnson, assisted by Dr. Hinman's Quartet.. Mr. Johnson spoke briefly on the words of Jesus at the grave of Lazarus. "I am the resurrection and the life." After the services her body was laid to rest in the Newton cemetery, by the side of her son, who had preceded her by a few months.
Her bereaved husband and children have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community, and it is sincerely hoped that it will continue to be manifested toward the motherless children in such acts of kindness as overcome as much as possible the loss of a mother's care and guidance. The Newton Press, December 14, 1898- Contributed by Source #33
Pillman, Della - 3 years old, d. Aug. 22. Newton Press, Oct. 28, 1891
Ping, Robert (Tuesday, March 20, 1900), died on Thursday evening, March 15, 1900. Born
Rentrock, Vigo county, Indiana in October 1839. In 1849 came to Illinois. Aug. 16, 1861
enlisted in Co. K, 38th
Illinois Volunteers. Married July 26, 1866 to Rozana. Children were Mrs. Thomas (Bertha)
Price Jr., Roy, Thomas,
Lillie, Robert, Gertie, and Claud. [Contributed by Source #4]
Ping, William (Thursday, June 8, 1876), died week before last and Charles Bliss' home north of Newton. Lived in Willow Hill Township. In March last had tried to jump a fence but hit his knee "aga inst the sharp point of a rail, which caused his death." Divorced two or three years ago. [Contributed by Source #4]
Pinick, Mrs. - Also on Tuesday, at about 12 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Pinick, wife of Younger Pinick, of winter fever. She leaves a large family of children -- among which is a child but seven weeks old - and a husband to mourn her loss. Mr. P. himself has been ill for some time, and after it was too late the liberal people of Newton learned that he was unable to furnish the necessaries that a sick person would demand, and no doubt she was greatly in need. We hope, hereafter, that our people will see to matters of this kind in time. A liberal subscription has been raised for Mr. Pinick. [The Newton Press, Jan 16, 1874]
Pippin, Logan - died August 11  and was buried the 12th in Aton cemetery. August 19, 1891
Plymell, --- - 11 year old son of Fuller Plymell died Monday night last of brain fever after an illness of 2 weeks. July 20, 1876
Poe, Mrs. Mary Jane, age 86. Death reported 23 Feb 1945.
Poe, Mrs Pleasant, who resided with her husband east of town near the line of the I & I.S. railroad, died last week. She was an excellent lady and leaves a devoted husband who is getting well up in years, and a number of children to mourn her death. Newton Press, July 10, 1889
Ponsot, Francis C. of encephalitis, of Ste. Marie, aged 57 years. Died Dec. 3, 1878. [Contributed by Source #4]
Portlock, Mrs. Thomas - a lady well known and highly respected, died at her home in Willow Hill township last week. She leaves a husband, several children and many warm friends to mourn her death.Mar. 25, 1891
Pottorff, George - 80 years and 15 days, Feb. 18 - Reported May 2, 1888
Powell, Mrs. Kate - daughter of Uncle James Manning and Andy Denny died last week. Willow Hill, Newton Press, February 1, 1888
Powell, Mrs. Phillip - who lived west of town three miles, died last week. A husband and a family of children survive her. Feb. 24, 1892
Powell, --- A little son of Phil Powell's died at the residence of H.K. Powell, Monday. Wednesday, February 8, 1893
Price, John of Hunt City, age 72. Death reported 26 Jan 1945.
Price, W.H. - an old and respected citizen of Smallwood township, died at his home near Bogota yesterday. Mr. Price had served the township two or tree terms as an official and was a thoroughly honest, industrious man. March 11, 1891
Printz, Cal. - brother of our fellow-townsman H.M. Printz, died March 1st at 8 o'clock a.m. The remains were interred at the Island Creek cemetery Tuesday. Disease, pneumonia. Deceased was one of the popular young farmers of the county. He was straight forward and honorable in all his dealings with his fellow-men and his death will be deeply felt in the community in which he resided. Reported March 3, 1880
Printz, Ellen (nee Clark) - b. Feb. 24, 1859, and d. Nov. 7, 1918, aged 59 yrs, 8 mo
14 d. Married John Printz, Dec. 27, 1877. 5 children, two of whom, Daisy (Mrs. R.S.
Wishard) and Addie (Mrs. Ralph
Dougherty) preceded her in death. Survivors: her husband, three daughters, Effie (Mrs.
Logan Warfel) Camp Virda,
Ariz; Hattie (Mrs. Alonzo Jacobs) Eberle, Ill; and Nellie (Mrs. Jonah Stanley) at home;
two sisters, Mrs. Dora
Foltz, Wheeler, Ill.; and Mrs. Laura Batman, Newton, Ill.; and one brother, John Clark of
Montana; one half-brother
of Monta; six grand-children and many other relatives and friends. Interred at Slate
Point cemetery. Nov. 12, 1918
Pryor, Julia Cleda - was born, November 9, 1890, in Jasper county, Illinois and died January 29, 1920, at the Illinois Training School for Nurses in Chicago. She leaves to mourn two brothers Fred Pryor of Newton and A. C. Pryor of Fisher, Illinois, and two sisters, Miss Vera Pryor of Champaign and Miss Purl Pryor of this city. Her father, mother and one brother preceded her to the Great Beyond.
She was always kind and patient and ready to lend a helping hand; had selected nursing as a profession, but her life was cut short just before she had completed her training. She was efficient in every sense of the word and there is no doubt that the world has been made somewhat better by her life.
Misses Nelle Craig and Gladys Miller attended the services which were held in Newton-Charleston Daily Courier, February 3. The Newton Press, February 6, 1920 - Contributed by Source #33
Puckett, _. F. - a P.D. & E. brakeman, feel through a cattle guard at ___, one day l ast week and had his ___ crushed by a car running over him. He died in a few hours. He was a married man and leaves a young ___ and child. Newton Press, Dec. 17, 1890
Pulliam, Ervin L. - son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pulliam of South Muddy twp, was born
Clay county, August 29, 1896 and died at the home of his parents, August 17, 1926, aged
29 yrs, 11 mos and 17 days.
Surviving are his father, mother, brothers, John, Rufus and Russell, other relatives and
many friends. Interment
was in McQueen cemetery...A jury empanelled by Coroner J. W. Hutton, consisting of G.W.
and A.B. Wright of Dieterich,
Harvey Pulliam, J.S. Clagg, W.H. Galloway and Dr. S.R. Price, brought in a verdict that
death was due to acute
indigestion from eating watermelon a few hours before. Newton Press, Friday, August 20,
Pulliam, Lola M. - 104, of Hutsonville died 3:35 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 19, 2002) in Lawrence County Memorial Hospital following a series of heart attacks. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, with the Rev. Norman Howard officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and one hour before services. Burial will be in Hutsonville Cemetery. Memorials: Lola M. Pulliam Memorial Fund, First Baptist Church, Hutsonville, or Hutsonville Community Club.
Mrs. Pulliam was born March 26, 1898, in South Muddy Township, Jasper County, the daughter of Henry Harlan "Joe" and Arca McKinney Johnson. She was a homemaker and funeral service employee for nearly 50 years at Pulliam Funeral Home. She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America Camp 938, Hutsonville; last surviving charter member of the Priscilla Club, Hutsonville; Kathryn Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She had the distinct privilege to live in the United States of America in three centuries. She married Troy L. Pulliam Sr. on Sept. 25, 1915. He preceded her in death Oct. 4, 1964. Surviving are her daughters-in-law, Beulah R. Pulliam of Robinson; Dora Mae and Gene Van Houten of Robinson; grandchildren, Clark Pulliam; William "Bill" Van Houten; Rick Van Houten; Karen Lynch; Brent Pulliam; Scott Pulliam; great-grandchildren, Jim Milburn; Amy Van Houten; David Pulliam; Nick Van Houten; Randy Van Houten; Bridgette Pulliam; Bryan Pulliam; Francis Lynch; sisters-in-law, Floris Johnson, Susie Johnson and Esther Pulliam, all of Newton; Mrs. Arca Lucas of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Troy Pulliam Jr.; brothers, Willie Johnson, Orland "Dee" Johnson, Henry Johnson, Dale Johnson, Tony Johnson; Warren Johnson; sisters, Lala Hubbard and Ruth Johnson.
Race, Jasper of near Willow Hill, age 79. Death reported 3 Nov 1944.
Raef, Henry - died June 29, ; age 71 yrs, 11mos, 17 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Raef, Joseph - aged 90. Former resident of Jasper County died in Kansas City, MO on December 27 . Survived by three daughters: Mrs. Julia Palmer of Kansas City, Mrs. Kate Bradford of Porterville, Calif. and Mrs. Agnes Volk of Decatur and son Lawrence Raef of Dallas, Tx. January 27, 1927
Raef, Louis T. - died Aug. 27, 1916; age 58 yrs, 6 mos, 15 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Ramie, Miss Lizzie - well known in Newton, died in Indianapolis, Ind., last week, of measles. Her remains were brought home for burial on Friday last. Newton Press, Sep 14, 1876
Ransdell, George Henry of Willow Hill, b. 1901. Death reported 3 Nov 1944.
Ransom, Mrs. Susan C. - died at 11 a.m. today at her home on Hillside, aged 53 years, 7 months and 16 days. She leaves a son and daughter, John F., foreman of Keavin's poultry house, and Electa, for several years a teacher in the Newton public schools, besides many relatives and friends. She was a lady of many christian graces and a member of the M.E. church. She had been ill for some time. July 22, 1891 Mrs. S.C. Ransom's remains were taken to Olney for interment. July 29, 1891
Rawlins, John - veteran of the Civil war, passed away Wednesday night at his home in
Village of Hidalgo, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis and interment was made,
Friday, in the Greenup cemetery.
Tuesday, January 13, 1920
Ray, Mrs. Arminta - Rose Hill, Ill., January 25  -Mrs. Arminta McComas Ray of Rose Hill, widow of Abraham Ray, passed away at Memorial hospital, Mattoon, Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock, of cancer of the liver, from which she had been a sufferer for more than a year. She was taken to the hospital last week when her condition become critical. The body was brought here, Thursday, and funeral services will be held today.
Mrs. Ray, who was about 65 years of age, was a native of the community in which she lived. Her husband passed away in 1918. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Jones, and a step-son, Ed Ray, both of Rose Hill; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Cunningham of Hornbrook, Calif., Mrs. Bernard Knight of Paris, and Mrs. Maggie Babbs of Newton; and two brothers, W. M. McComas of Marion, Ind., and F. A. McComas of Rose Hill. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church. The Newton Press, January 25, 1924 [contributed by Source #33]
Ray, Nellie [nee PING] - of Victor, Colo. b. April 9, 1850, died Aug 1926, aged 76 y, 3 mos, 29 days. Married Charles J. Bliss on Feb. 2, 1872, who died Oct. 17, 1917. Interment in Brooks cemetery.
Ray, Elmer age 26, was KIA in France. Death reported 29 Sep 1944
Ray, Joseph - died at the Van Buren House, Sunday night, after an illness of five days, and was interred in the Newton cemetery, Monday. Joe, as he was usually called, was an odd character full of eccentricities, harmless and industrious. He came to Newton during the war of the rebellion from Tennessee, working at wood sawing, garden making, etc. since then up to within a very recent date. Of his early history we know but very little His age is believed to have been 62 years or about that. His familiar form, sauntering carelessly along the street smoking an old stone pipe, muttering to himself, and grunting but a recognition will be missed by hundreds of people to whom he was better known perhaps than any one else in the city. His greatest fears were secret lodges, storms and colored people. .... March 20, 1889
Ready, Mrs. Marilla of Hunt City, age 87. Death reported 9 Jan 1945.
Ream, Nannie - Miss Nannie Ream, who had been confined to her bed for several days
died Wednesday evening at about 4 o'clock. Jan. 25, 1877 Feb. 1: The remains of Nancy
Ream were deposited in the
Newton Cemetery Thursday last.
Ream, Mrs. Susie - wife of Hamer Ream, died Friday evening last of heart disease. She was a young woman loved and respected by all. Burial in the Newton Cemetery. Newton Press, Aug 5, 1875
Reams, Henry - On last Tuesday morning, Henry Reams, a well known citizen of this town, suddenly expired at the residence of John D. Yager. Mar. 12, 1869
Redman, ? - The death of an infant child of Alex and Martha Redman is reported to the county clerk. Newton Press, August 24, 1887
Redman, John W. - of West Liberty died at his son's house in Normal, IL on Sunday. He was a resident of Jasper county for many years and had accumulated considerable property. Dec. 30, 1891
Redman, Mrs. Katy - aged 80 yrs, 9 mos. and 8 days d. Sept. 18. Newton Press,Oct. 28, 1891
Reed, Aaron - d. at son A.L. Reed's home in N. Muddy on Dec. 18, 1890. Age 86 y., 11 mo, 10 d. Interred at Trexler Cemetery. He was b. in Falkwire [webmaster's note: perhaps they mean Fauquier] Co., VA in 1804. He emigrated to Coshocton Co., OH in 1834 where he lived until 1868 when he moved to Jasper. He had 8 children: 7 sons, 1 daughter: 2 sons in Ohio, 3 sons in Illinois and one daughter in Kansas survive. 6 of his sons served in the civil war, one of whom d. at the battle in Nashville, TN. Newton Press, Dec. 24, 1890
Reed, Cora Alice - beloved daughter of A.L. & Jane Reed, died at the family residence on Sep. 4, 1890, aged 5 years, 1 month and 9 days. Dec. 3, 1890
Reed: Mrs. Jessie Reed, who recently, with her husband moved to Humbolt, Coles county, died on the 3rd inst. Her remains were brought to the Fairfield cemetery and laid to rest last Wednesday. Deceased leaves a husband and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss.Oct. 12, 1887
Reed, Jacob - Dec. 18, 1880, 70 years old. Died at Poor Farm.
Reed, Katherine - died Nov. 15, 1916; age 63 yrs, 7 mos, 28 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Reed, Martha Ann - died Jan. 19, 1892, aged 32 years
Reed, Mary F., 35 yrs, 2 mos., 21 days, April 22, 1888
Reed, Morris R. - son of Thomas and Catharine, died at his father's residence on Friday, December 29, 1876, aged 8 months. Little Morris was sitting in a chair before the fire and the elder brother, about 2 years old, ran against the chair, throwing him into the fire. He was immediately taken out by his mother, but his face and head were burned so badly that all efforts to save him proved in vain. He suffered severely for 7 days, when his spirit went home to the God who gave it. The body was taken to the Baptist church, along with the remains of an infant son of Winfield Reed, who died the same day.... Their little bodies were then laid in the grave to await the resurrection morn. Jan. 11, 1877
Reed, Neal - died Jan. 24, 1892, aged 38 years
Reed, Robert - was born in Marion County, Ind., July 18, 1834; married to Catharine Carey, who died six years ago; and departed this life at his home in Newton, Jan. 3, 1900, after a lengthy illness of a series of ailments. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and was buried at Wheeler yesterday by the Grand Army, of which he was a member. Rev. Wm. Carson conducted the religious services at the house.
Seven children, all grown, survive, as follows: Jesse, Carlin, Sherman and Jasper, of Newton, and Mrs. Joe (Eliza) Odell, Oblong, Mrs. Charles (Anna) Cooper, Arcola, and Mrs. Arthur (Flora) Gregory, Greenup. He leaves numerous grand-children and other relatives. Uncle Bob was quite well known in the county, where he had resided for many years. (contrib. by Source #70)
Reed, ? - Mr. W. Reed, living in North Muddy Township, buried a little son aged about 6 months, on Sunday last. Newton Press, May 13, 1875
Reese, J.R. - died at his home at Everman Mound in Willow Hill township on Saturday, the 2nd inst. after a brief illness. Mr. Reese was one of the best known and well respected citizens of the eastern part of the county. He had but recently engaged in the hardware business at Hunt City... He leaves a wife and several children...was a member of the Grand Army post of Willow Hill by whom he was buried with the honors of the order. Aug. 6, 1890
Reinhart, Sophronia C., infant, July 20, 1888
Reis, Margaret - died Sep. 17, ; age 85 yrs, 10 mos, 28 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Reisner, Horace "PEG" - 96, of Hidalgo, died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday (Nov, 27, 1999) at Cumberland Nursing Center in Greenup.
Reisner, Mrs. Perry - died last night. March 8, 1893
Reisner, John (Wednesday, February 28, 1883), born in Augusta County, Virginia on December 19, 1827. In 1849 came to Jasper county. Died of pneumonia "at or near" 1 0 a.m. on Sunday, February 25th. Wife and two children survived him. [Contributed by Source #4]
Reynolds, Matilda - 29 yrs., 3 mos., 17 dys., Mch. 25 - Reported May 16, 1888
Rhodes, Elisha - a respectable and valuable citizen died very suddenly at his residence in North Muddy Township Sunday last, of cancer of the stomach. Mr. R. was a man who apparently enjoyed unusual good health, with the single exception of a supposed slight disorder of the stomach, and which had never caused him in anywise to become alarmed. He held many positions of trust in his Township during the past six or eight years, and he will be greatly missed. During the past two or three years of his life he held the position of Township Collector, and at the time of his death, was Collector elect. Newton Press, May 13, 1875
Rhodes, Mr - blacksmith of New Liberty, died Wednesday of lung fever. Apr. 5, 1877
Rice, Sarah Jane - daughter of Adna and Elizabeth Laws, was born in Posey county,
February 12, 1846 and died at the home of son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank M.
Davison of Willow Hill,
December 8, 1926, aged 80 years, 10 months and 8 days. Deceased was twice married, in
1867 to Milton Newsome. To
this union were born two children, Thomas Newsome of Willow Hill and daughter Emma, who
died in infancy. She was
again married to William Rice in 1872, and to them were born one son and four daughters,
viz: Carl Rice of Southwest
City, Mo; Mrs. Frank (Nora Davison) of Willow Hill; Mrs. Clarence (Ollie) Jiles of
Argyle, Ill; and Laura and Mollie,
who preceded her in death many years ago. There are also twenty-eight granchildren and
two brothers, John Laws of Entwistville, Alberta, Canada; George W. Laws of Willow Hill;
half sister, Mrs. John
(Frances) Kibler of Willow Hill and a host of other relatives and friends. [Newton Press,
Friday, December 17, 1926]
Joseph Rich and Family
Word has been received that Mr. Joseph Rich, formerly of Cincinnati, and all his family, with the exception of one child, recently died at their home in Newton, Illinois. [The Cincinnati daily star. ([Cincinnati, Ohio), 10 July 1878]
Richards, John T. - d. May 8, 1891
Richards, William L. of West Liberty. Death reported 12 Sep 1944
Richardson, Alonzo b. - aged 26 years, died at the residence of his parents, Mr. and
W.N. Richardson in Smallwood township, yesterday morning. Deceased was married to Miss
Cora McMurrary, Oct. 2,
1892 and was stricken down with typhoid fever, which also developed into pneumonia, a few
days thereafter. For
two or three weeks he remained with but slight changes when he gradually begun to grow
worse until death relieved
him from pain...Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church today conducted by
Rev. J.R. Skinner after
which the remains were laid to rest in --- ---. Nov. 23, 1892
Richardson, Nathaniel - Rev. Wm. Tilroe ? will preach the funeral of the late Nathaniel Richardson at the Vanderhoof schoolhouse Sunday, Nov. 18.  [contrib. by Source #28]
Rickman, Mary - living with the family of Cyrus James (?), suicided 8 miles northwest of town by hanging yesterday. She was 14 years old.
Rider, Francis - 7 years, 8 months and 10 days, June 6 - Newton Press, August 3, 1887
Rider Mary L. - Died on the 26th ultimo, Mary L., wife of Col. J.J. Rider of St. Marie.... On the evening of July 2, 1866, Mrs. R. was mortally injured by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. 22 days of the most excruciating suffering ensued before she was called to take her place by the side of the Heavenly Father.... Newton Press, Friday, August 24, 1866
Rider, Sylvester - of Flora, whose injury in falling from a load of straw we mentioned, died from the effects of the shock he received. [unknown date, contrib. by Source #28]
Ridgeway ?, Mrs. H. - Crooked Creek Twp. 1882. [N.P., contrib by Source #28]
Ridlen, John W. of Oblong, age 80 (brother of Anna Hicks, James Ridlen & Elizab eth Ridlen). Death reported 12 Dec 1944.
Rife, Levi - died Jan. 13, 1917; age 63 yrs, 3 mos, 12 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Riley, John - his death, which occurred sometime ago in Grove township, removed another old soldier and a good citizen. He leaves a wife and three children. Feb. 24, 1892
Rinehart, Mrs. Kitty Connerly - d. at Effingham. Death reported 15 Sep 1944
Ritman, Anthony Joseph - infant son of Mr. & Mrs. John T. Ritman, died very suddenly
Monday, after less than an hour's illness. The remains were buried in the Catholic
cemtery today after services
held by Father John Molitor. Mr. Ritman was absent in Missouri where a telegram conveyed
to him the sad news of
his child's death, getting home last night. The bereaved parents have the sympathies of
their friends.Death reported
November 23, 1887
Ritman, Donald S. - age 2 yr 1 mo 22 da, died, 14 Dec. 1882 Newton Press (contrib. by Source #28)
Roan, Mrs - The wife of a Mr. Roan at Hazel Dell died last Saturday. Mrs. Roan was a daughter of W.W. Chapman. Sep. 10, 1890
Roberts, Mrs. T.F. - died on the 27th ult. of chronic constipation. Hunt City, March 4, 1891
Robertson, Clint - postmaster at Greenup, died last week. Jan. 21, 1891
Robb, Franklin - Judge Franklin Robb is dead. The messenger of death entered the sick
at about 9:30 Monday night and released the aged man from his sufferings... Feb. 19, 1890
Robinson, Charles Harvey
Charles H. Robinson Dies At Home In Jasper County
Newton, Ill., Oct. 14 - Charles Harvey Robinson died at his home in the Brockville community. He had been in poor health several months. The funeral was conducted Sunday morning at the Brockville church, and burial was in a nearby cemetery. Mr. Robinson was 65 years old. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bertha M. Pickering, two sisters, Mrs. Homer Cummins of Robinson and Mrs. Elisa Parr of Hunt City, and two brothers, Henry Robinson of Hunt City and George Robinson of Yale. [Journal Gazette (Mattoon, IL) 14 Oct 1936; pg. 5]
Robuck, Darius Eli (January 22, 1879), Born on July 4, 1839 in Mason county, Kentucky. Movedto Indiana with his father when 16; few months later his father died; moved to a brother's home in St. Paul, Indiana.Married Margaret A. Bailey at age 19; shortly after moved to Fayette county, Illinois. Three years later movedto Shelby county, Illinois. Two or three years later to Effingham. On February 23, 1873 moved to Newton. Margaretdied in 1874; later married her sister, Miss Annie Bailey. Died of "extended illness" of pneumonia. Diedat 1 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21st at his Newton home. [Contributed by Source #4]
Robuck, Mrs. D.E. - Died On Wednesday morning last, Mrs. Robuck, wife of D.E. Robuck,of congestive fever, at ten o'clock, a.m. Mrs. R. was a well respected lady, and though she had lived in our midstbut a short time, had many warm and personal friends. [The Newton Press, Jan 16, 1874]
Robuck, Tommy - son of D.E. Robuck, died Tuesday January 27, 1874 of congestion of the
aged around 9 years. Feb. 6, 1874
Roderick, Gertie B. - aged 17 years, 3 mos., and 24 days, died at the home of her father, Hiram Roderick, west of town four miles on Wednesday, Jan. 6, after an illness of several months of consumption. Jan. 13, 1892
Roderick, Luther - little son of Hiram Roderick, died at the home of his father west of town on Sunday evening Aug. 31, , aged 2 years and 5 months. His remains were interred at Kedron cemetery on the Monday following. Sept. 10, 1890
Rodgers, Susanna Cary - Died last Friday, July 24, 1874, aged 8 mos, 14 days. Daughter
John Rodgers. N.P. July 30, 1874
Rodifer, Lidy - Also, Mrs. Lidy Rodifer, wife of the late David Rodifer, died on the 8th inst. She leaves four daughters and two sons to mourn her death. [The Newton Press, May 28, 1874]
Rogers, Emma - the ten year old daughter of Joseph Rogers of North Muddy township, died last week. The parents have the sympathy of their friends. Newton Press, December 14, 1887
Rogers, William H. - son of James and Helena Rogers, b. June 13, 1861, d. June 27, 1927, aged 66 years, 14 days. Married Ida M. Alexander Sept. 7, 1885; eight children, three of whom preceeded him in death. Survivors: his wife and daughter Ruth at home, Mrs. Lissa Turnipseed of Borton, Mrs. Effie Elliot of Casey, Mrs. Cassanda McDaniel and Mrs. Golda Harrison of Redman, two brothers, Clinton and John Rogers of Jasper.... He was born on a large farm one and a half miles west of Brockville and lived in that vicinity until fourteen years ago when he and his family moved to Redman... His mother was a daughter of Martin Kibler and his wife... He was buried at the Embarras cemetery near where he lived. Newton Press, July 15, 1927
Romack ----- Child of O. Romack, of Crooked Creek twp, died Monday morning last. Newton Press, March 29, 1877
Rood, Melissa - died in Columbus, Ohio on December 1, 1874, Mrs. M.J. Rood, wife of
Rood, aged 24. She was an invalid for years. Dec. 10, 1874
Rooks, Goldie - Miss Goldie Rooks, aged 15 years, died at the family home in South Muddy township, Thursday and was laid to rest in the local cemetery near where she resided.
She is survived by her mother Mrs. Ura McKinney, step-father, brother Harry Rooks, grand-parents Mr. and Mrs. George Hepner and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rooks besides numerous other relatives. Miss Goldie was a bright and lovable young woman, with a wide circle of friends who will hear of her death with sincere regret. The Newton Press, Jan 29, 1918, Page 5 Column 3 (contrib. by Source #24)
Rosden, George - died Oct. 26, 1916; age 51 yrs, 1 mo, 11 days - From "Past Year's D eath Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Ross, Jimmy - Uncle Jimmy Ross, an old and well-respected citizen, died at his residence 2 ½ miles south of town yesterday. Another one of the old pioneers is gone to his resting place. Thursday, Sept. 15, 1875
Ross, Naoma - old and much respected lady of this vicinty, was taken suddenly ill Sunday last and died Wednesday morning around 10:00. Newton Press, Aug. 31, 1876
Ross, Wm. C. - died at his mother's residence Thursday morning last, with a congestive
Mr. Ross was a young man of great promise. August 6, 1869
Rowe, James Alvin - son of Ed and Armanda Rowe, was born in Willow Hill, Illinois, September 26, 1875. He came to Kansas with the family at the age of eight. They came to Neosho county, later moving to Elk county, where he lived most of his life on a farm. In 1898 he was married to Gertrude Burtch. To this union were born two children, a son, Carl, who died in infancy, and a daughter, Thelma K. Rowe Barnaby, who passed away in 1932. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Gertrude; a grandaughter, Leota Cass; two great grandsons, Francis Leo and Jimmie; one great great grandson, Jerry Lee Cass; one brother, Claude Rowe of Decatur, Illinois; four half-sisters, nieces and nephews, and a number of cousins. At the age of 19 he joined the Christian church at Humboldt, Kansas, and lived that faith until his death. He passed away at Newton Memorial hospital in Winfield, Kansas, at 11: 30, December 31, 1955, at the age of 80 years, 3 months and 5 days. Memorial services were held at the Moon Chapel in Howard, Kansas, at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 2nd, the Rev. P. L. Mitchell of the Howard Methodist church officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. Willard Morss and Mrs. Alex Rader, with Mrs. Willis Miller accompanist. The casket bearers were Clyde Carson, Harry Dodd, Harry Dotterer, A. Z. Robinson, Ray Snowden and Raymond Moody. Concluding services and interment were in Grace Lawn cemetery, Howard, Kansas. [Howard Courant-Citizen, January 5, 1956 - Submitted by Src #81]
Royster, Sarah - infant, Mch. 8 - Reported May 16, 1888
Ruckle, W.J. - of Casey, died Monday night. Deceased was the father of Mrs. W.E. Gooch, of this city. Feb. 19, 1890
Rude, George (Wednesday, March 8, 1882), Born on April 4, 1839 in Brown county, Indiana. In 1858 came to Jasper county. Member of Christian Church. Died on February 15, 1882 at his home. Wife and seven children survived him. Buried in McQuillen cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]
Rude, Wm. - age 23, crushed to death by his horse falling on him. Resident of South Muddy. Reported Sep. 24, 1890
Rude, Wm. - died Feb. 10, 1892. 73 years, 9 months and 10 days old. South MuddyMarch 16, 1892
Rush, John - 59 yrs., 10 mos, and 16 days, Aug. 29 - Newton Press, September 17, 1887
Rutherman, Howard d. in Lawrenceville - formerly of Hunt City. Age 44. Death reported 3 Oct 1944
Ryan, James - of Willow Hill twp. Death reported Newton Press, April 1882. (contrib by
Ryan, Louis Smith - died January 9, ; age 88 yrs, 9 mos, 23 days - From " Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Ryder, Unknown Mother-in-law of Gus - "The mother-in-law of our fellow townsman Gus
Ryder, died at her home in St. Marie Tp., at about 4 o'clcok P.m. on Friday last. Regret
that we are unable to
give further particulars. " May 4, 1876
Ryun, Mrs. - wife of Nelson Ryun. Died the 8th inst. She leaves a young babe. Interred in Deboard Cemetery. Newton Press, Sep 17, 1890
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