Illinois Genealogy Trails
Jasper County, Illinois
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Obituaries and Notices of Death
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Sallee, George - Uncle George Sallee, who lived in the west part of town, died Saturday morning. His wife's death occured several months ago. Two sons and a daughter, the latter being quite ill at this time, survive him. His remains were taken to Indiana for interment. March 1, 1893
Sampson, Barbara - died Dec. 18, ; age 83 yrs, 3 mos, 25 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Sampson, Mark - died May 22, ; age 62 yrs, 29 days - From "Past Year's Death
Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Sanders, Elisha - Willow Hill Twp. 1882 [N.P. obit, contrib by Source #28]
Sanders, Mrs. Mary - of Raeftown, who has lived in this county for the past 40 years or
more, died at her home last week. 1883 [Contrib. by Source #28]
Sanders, Henry (Friday, December 1, 1899), died Nov. 26, 1899. Was married four times with three times being a widower. Born on March 2, 1828 in Orange county, Indiana. Had 10 children with 3 surviving him. Also, 13 grandchildren survived him. Member of the Baptist Church. [Contributed by Source #4]
Sanders, Mrs. - The wife of Jos. Sanders, of Willow Hill township, died last week. [The Newton Press, April 24, 1878]
Sangster, W. A. (male), (Wednesday, December 25, 1878), Died "Friday evening last" in Indianapolis, Indiana. 55 years of age. Buried in Covington, Indiana, "the parental home". Sons S. W. and W. H. lived in Jasper county. [Contributed by Source #4]
Saulsberry, Chris - JACKVILLE ITEMS: The funeral of Chris SAULSBERRY was preached White Oak Sunday by Rev. Plunkett. OCTOBER 3, 1883 [Contrib. by Source #28]
Schackman, Frank - living about three miles north-east of Newton, recently lost a couple of children who died with the now prevailing disease spotted fever, a little girl about two years old, and a little boy about four years old. [The Newton Press, Mar 6, 1874]
Schackman, Geo. - Died on the 7th instant, five minutes before seven o'clock in the morning; at his residence three miles east of Newton, of winter fever, Mr. Geo. J. Schackman, aged 68 years, 11 months and thirteen days. He was born in the village of St. Nicholas, State of Brussia, (sic) Germany, about nine miles west of Sarbrucken, the place where the first gun was fired in the opening of the Franco Prussian war. Mr. S. was one among the first settlers of Jasper county and was universally respected by all who knew him. He never failed to have a cordial greeting when he met one of his many friends, and we all delighted in meeting and shaking hands with Uncle George as he was commonly called. We, as warm friends, heartily sympathize with the relatives of the deceased in this, their sad bereavement. [The Newton Press, Apr 10 1874]
Schackmann, Mrs. John (Wednesday, November 10, 1886), died 4 miles northeast of Newton on Friday, November 5, 1886 at 5:45 p.m. Born in Buffalo, New York. Maiden name was Rosalia Kinsel. Had 9 children with 3 sons and 4 daughters surviving her. Buried in St. Peter graveyard. [Contributed by Source #4]
Schackman, Miss Lizzie - sister of the wife of Mr. Joseph Reich, of this place, died of spotted fever in St. Marie, on Wednesday evening. [The Newton Press, Feb 20, 1874]
Schackmann, Michael - died Sunday evening last, at the residence of Joseph Reich. He was the brother of Mrs. Reich, and was around 16 years old. Interred the following Monday at St. Peter Cemetery. April 17, 1874
Schifferstein, Joseph (Friday, April 27, 1900), born in Momenhein, Alsace, France (now Germany) on March 22, 1822. Came to Baltimore, MD in 1842, and later to Ste. Marie. Married on May 24, 1848 to Matilda Picquet. Had seven children with Dr. Louis J., Prof. Reni P. (both of Effingham), and Augustus of Newton surviving him. Died on Wednesday at his home in Newton. [Contributed by Source #4]
Schifferstein, Theodore J., a prominent citizen of Olney, who formerly resided in Ste. Marie
where he was engaged in business, died Sunday evening. He leaves a wife, two sons and three daughters to mourn
his demise. Joseph Schifferstein, of this city, is a brother of the deceased. Newton
Press, May 16, 1888
Schofield, Thomas - age 78 yrs 1 mo 17 da, died at his residence in Cornelius, Oregon September 18. Deceased was the father of Hon. John SCHOFIELD of this district, Associate justice of the State Supreme Court. OCTOBER 10, 1883 [contrib by Source #28]
Scott, Elizabeth - 44 years and 3 days old, died Jan 24, 1892
Schiller, Henry - who lived near the Center school house north of the river died one day last week. He leaves a wife and family of children. Wednesday, Sep. 21, 1892
Schneider, Annie - died at her father's residence, J.C. Brockman, on January 16, 1876. She
was the wife of Ambrose Schneider. Interred at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Newton
Press, January 20, 1876
Schneider, Infant - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schneider have been called upon the past week, to mourn the loss of their little daughter, who departed from this world of care Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock. It is a sad loss indeed to the stricken parents to thus lose a bright little baby girl, who was becoming a household treasure. The many friends of himself and his wife, will sorrow with them in this hour of grief. Wednesday, March 11, 1891
Schneider, Joseph - died Tuesday morning June 9  in Ste. Marie. He was b. in Baden, Germany in 1824. In 1848 emigrated to Richland Co and in 1856 moved to Jasper. Survivors include: his wife, 1 daughter, Mrs. Emma Ponsor of Carlyle; 5 sons Frank of St. Marie, Daniel of West Liberty, Xavier of St. Louis, Matt of Bement (?),IL and Joseph of Riverside, Ca. June 17, 1891
Schofield, Garfield - Wade Twp. 1881
Schrader, Bernard (Wednesday, September 20, 1882). From Aldinburgh, Germany to Jasper county. Died on August 12, 1882 at his St. Peter home. Three children (including a son John of Jasper county) survived him. Aged 73 years, 4 months, and 29 days. [Contributed by Source #4]
Schultz, Mary - 73 years, February 13. Newton Press, February 29, 1888
Scott, George -aged about 12 years, was accidentally shot and killed at Greenup, yesterday, by Wm. Mitchell while handling a target gun. Scott accompanied Ed Bennett to the Greenup reunion for the purpose of rubbing out the marks on the targets. The supposition is that Mitchell was drinking and while thus intoxicated prematurely discharged the gun, the ball entering Scott below the shoulder blade in the back and lodging under the chin where it was extracted by the doctors. The body was brought to Newton for interment this morning. It was a distressing accident and we do sincerely sympathize with the grief-stricken mother, and relatives. The first report received was to the effect that Bennett was handling the gun when it went off, but this was a mistake as he wasn't present at that time. Reported Sep 17, 1890
Ed Bennett went to Greenup Monday to see about the report of the coroner's jury concerning the death of George Scott. The verdict was that Scott's death was the result of the accidental discharge of a gun in Bennett's hands. There is much conflict of testimony but those who have investigated the matter do not believe that Ed Bennett was present when George Scott was shot. Oct. 8, 1890
Scott, Melvin of Grove twp suicided by drowning in the Embarass Thursday. He was a half-witted boy of about 15 and was living with Ennis McDaniel. July 23, 1890
Scott, R.G., old citizen of this county, died at his home in South Muddy yesterday. Mr. Scott had been afflicted with bronchitis in an aggravated for for several years. His remains were laid to rest by the Masonic Order. July 30, 1890
Scott, William M. (Wed., Mar. 19, 1879), typhoid pneumonia, lived in Newton. Aged 42y, 11m,
12d. [Contributed by Source #4]
Scott, Mrs. - The community are pained to learn of the death of Mrs. Scott, consort of David Scott, who died at Olney on the 1st inst. Mrs. Scott was the daughter of Addison Harris of Newton. Feb. 7, 1868
Scurlock, James W. - died Jan. 4, 1916 or 1917; age 58 yrs, 6 mos, 15 days - From "Past
Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Seamon, Samuel - of New Liberty, died this morning ? at 8 o'clock after a brief illiness of pneumonia. 1882 (N.P. obit contrib by Source #28)
Seckinger, Thomas Sr - aged 86 years died at his home at Wendelin, Thursday. He came to America in 1855 and was widely known and well respected as a good citizen. Newton Press, January 29, 1918
Seelye, Cora -died Feb. 4, 1917, age 42 yrs, 4 mos, 11 days. From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Selby, --- - A little child of John Selby died yesterday morning. Newton Press Sep. 14, 1876
Selby, Mary G. - infant daughter of John W. and Lucinda Selby died Wednesday a.m. of congestion, aged 1 year old. Buried in Newton Cemetery. Sep 21, 1876
Sempsrott, Robert Keith - son of Raymond and Elva Dillman Sempsrott. Born near Willow Hill on Feb. 23, 1926 and died in the sanitarium in Robinson, July 30, 1926. The parents survive, sisters Norma, Gena and Eileen; a brother Millard, and the grandparents. A brother, Bernard Ralph preceded him in death. Interment in Mound Cemetery. August 3, 1926.
Seuss (nee Dasch), Mrs. Anna at Olney, age 82. Death reported 9 Mar 1945
Shacklee, Matilda - died Mar. 9, ; age 85 yrs, 5 mos, 8 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Shacklee, Mrs. Minnie - in Olney, age 71. Death reported 24 Oct 1944
Shafer, Mrs. Ann - departed this life Wednesday last. Rev. John Parr delivered the funeral
discourse. Kind hands tenderly laid her to rest in the Todd cemetery. Willow Hill, May
Shafer, John - died Mar. 23, ; age 78 yrs, 8 mos - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Shafer, Moudy - infant, July 13 - Newton Press, September 17, 1887
Shafer, Ollie nee Cramer, daughter of Reuben and Jane (Jared)Cramer was born March 22, 1859 in the Bethel neighborhood, Jasper county, IL. She departed this life August 22, 1935 at the age of 76 years and 5 months. She was united in marriage to Charles Hunt of Yale in 1875. To this union one child was born, daughter Pearl. In 1880, after five years of happy married life, her husband died. In December of that same year she was united in marriage to Charles Cummins of Rose Hill. To this union were born three children, one of who died in infancy, and Etta and Quincy, both of who are now dead. In 1895 she was married for the third time to John Shafer of Willow spring, who passed away in the spring of 1917. Since that time she has made her home with her children and her brother Gilbert. While a small girl she was converted to the cause of Christ and united with the U. B. Church. In later years she found great comfort and hope in her Christian faith. She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter. Pearl Knicely of Asherton, TX; two grand-daughters, Faye Richardson of Asherton, TX and Mrs. Ray Stone of Watseka, IL also one grand-son, Lee Knicely of San Antonio, TX; one brother G. H. Cramer of Yale: Three step children, Henry Shafer of Hindsboro, Allie Ream of Newton, and Grace Ersham of Charleston; and a host of other relatives and many friends. [Card of thanks: Mrs. Pearl Knicely, Mrs Ray Stone, Mr and Mrs G. H. Cramer] [Contributed by Source #64]
Shambeck, Mr. F. M. (Thursday, Nov. 9, 1876), lived in Newton, died Wednesday evening on the 9th. An old citizen. Wife and large family survived him. [Contributed by Source #4]
Shamhart, Leah - died Jan. ??, ; age 91 yrs, 11 mos, 14 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Sharrick, Miss Barbara - a well and respected unmarried woman, 63 years, 3 months and 14 days old, died at an early hour, Wednesday morning, at her home four miles west of Newton, after an illness of perhaps a week, but not considered serious until a couple of days before death, when a change for the worse occurred. She had been in ill health for quite a while. Miss Barbara was a daughter of the late Christian and Anna Sharick, and a grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Sharick, Sr., pioneers of Jasper County, Mr. Sharick, Sr. being one of the county's early sheriffs. Miss Sharick was born in Newton, on the 80 acre farm where she resided alone at the time she passed away, a homestead that had become her property in recent years. She lived there all, or nearly all, of her life, and enjoyed a wide circle of acquaintanceship, making many friends who will regret to hear of her demise. Surviving are her sisters, Mrs. Mary Thomas of the immediate neighborhood and Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson of Keota, Iowa, nephews, nieces and other relatives. Newton Press, August 4, 1922 [Contributed by Source #8]
Sharick, Christian: Passing of a Pioneer - Christian Sharick, age 84, Joins the Silent Majority Was born in Ohio, July 22, 1825, and died at his rural residence west of Newton, Saturday, July 16, 1909, aged 83 years, 11 months and 25 days. Deceased was the son of former Sheriff William Christian and Mrs. (Barbara) Sharick, pioneers of Jasper county, who came here in the 40s. He was married to Miss Sarah Wilson, who preceded him to the grave several years, and is survived by three of their five children: Mrs. W.H. (Mary) Thomas of Western Wade, Miss Barbara Sharick of the home place and Mrs. Sandford (Elizabeth) Anderson of Keota, Iowa. In addition there are five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many other relatives living. Mr. Sharick was a man of quiet, industrious habits, highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him and his death will be sincerely regretted by a wide circle of friends, neighbors and acquaintances. Funeral services at the house, Sunday forenoon by Rev. Wm. McKinney and internment at Kedron Cemetery. Newton Press, July 20, 1909 - [Contributed by: Source #8]
Sheckles, Mrs. Clara - whose death occurred a few days ago, was a good kind old lady. She
drew a pension as a soldier's widow. For two or three years she had been in feeble health. The Newton Press, January
1895 - Contributed by Source #33
Shedelbower, Edward L. - formerly of Ste. Marie, d. in Centralia, b. 1910. Death reported 27 Oct 1944
Shelly, James - Hit by a Stray Bullet
Newton, Ills., Dec. 12. - James Shelly of St. Marie, eight miles south of Newton, was shot and killed in that village. Some boys were hunting English sparrows, using target guns. Shelly was hit by the stray bullet and died in a few minutes. He was a prominent citizen of St. Marie, having served as village clerk and town clerk, and was at the time of his death village councilman. He was a German, about 40 years of age, and leaves a wife and family. [True Republican, 16 December 1896]
Shelton, James - View the obituary on the IL Trails Coles County website. May 19, 1930
Shepherd, Rosanna - Terrible Matricide
A most atrocious murder was perpetrated near our town on Saturday, 29th ult. The first intelligence received here was in the shape of a vague rumor to the effect that a vicious cow had hooked and killed Mrs. Rosanna Shepherd and daughter while in the act of milking. A coroner's jury was summoned who, together with a corps of physicians, proceeded at once to the spot to ascertain if possible the cause of death. The doctors, on examining the wounds, were undecided as to what agent had been employed in inflicting the same, as the cuts and gashes did not present the peculiar appearance which they probably would had they been made by the animal's horns. The hooking theory was discarded when it appeared in evidence to the jury that an ax had been found in the stable and hidden in the hay-mow by a member of the family. Mr. Fuller Nigh made search for and found the ax; when it came out that Lafayette Shepherd was the murderer, and it (the ax) the terrible implement of death.
The jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased came to her death by wounds from the ax; that Lafayette Shepherd was the unlawful slayer thereof; and that Cordelia Shepherd, Louisa Shepherd and James Shepherd were probably accessories to the crime. Upon this finding the parties named were arrested and committed to jail by the Coroner to await their trial at next term of Circuit Court. A writ of habaeas corpus was prayed for, and granted by Master-in-Chancery Ogden Monell, and the defendants, by virtue thereof, were taken before his Honor, Judge Decius, for examination, at Marshall. Upon the hearing Lafayette Shepherd was committed for murder; James and Cordelia Shepherd were admitted to bail in the sum of six hundred dollars each and Louisa Shepherd was discharged.
It is claimed by some that young Shepherd was insane and as strenuously denied by others.
Mr. Halley conducted the defence with eminent ability. The interests of the people were looked after while the case was at Newton by Messrs. J.W. Gibson, Marshall and Siler. The examining physicians were Drs. Walker, Cadwallader, McLaughlin, Maxwell, Picquet and Fisher.
The little girl is in critical condition but will probably recover. [The Newton Weekly Press, May 5, 1871]
On the 20th of last month two citizens of Crooked Creek township named Lewis Songer and John Barkley, got into an altercation, when Barkley dealt Songer a heavy blow upon the head with a board, fracturing the skull so that Songer died in six days thereafter. The Coroner, Dr. Williams, held an inquest over the dead body and a verdict was rendered in accordance with the above. Barkley was arrested and tried before Judge James for manslaughter, and held to bail in the sum of one thousand dollars, failing to give the same he was committed to jail. [The Newton Weekly Press, July 3, 1868]
Sherman, Maria - The wife of Nelson Sherman dropped dead while grinding coffee for breakfast Thursday. She got up in the morning apparently as well as usual. ... Maria Sherman was born March 6, 1826 in Miami county, Ohio. She was the daughter of Edward and Sarah Yates. In the autumn of 1859, she with her husband, Nelson Sherman, removed to Illinois. They first lived in McDonough county, aftwards moving to Jasper county..... She was married in 1852 and was a member of the Baptist church since 1818. Funeral services were held at Shiloh church on Saturday last. The remains were interred at the Island Creek cemetery. Deceased was the mother of Miss Sylvia Sherman, a well known teacher who formerly held a position in the Newton schools; and Lawrence Y. Sherman, county judge of McDonough county. Jan. 30, 1889
Sherrick, Sarah - wife of Christian Sherrick died at the family residence five miles west of Newton on Saturday night, August 31, after a short illness of paralysis and other ailments. Mr. and Mrs. Sherrick were pioneers in Jasper county, coming to this country when quite young. They were married more than 40 years ago and lived together ever since. Deceased was a good Christian woman, respected by all and lived as only a true wife and kind and indulgent mother can be. Her maiden name was Wilson, we believe. A husband and three children, all grown, survive. Funeral services were held in Kendron and internment in the cemetery near, on Sunday. A large number of friends and neighbors testified to their esteem by being present. Newton Press, September 4, 1895 [Contributed by Source #8]
Sherrick, Velma - 94, of Greenup, died at 8:55 a.m. Saturday (March 18, 2000) in Cumberland Nursing Center in Greenup.
Shew, Walter G. of Bogota, b. 1880 - d. in Effingham Hospital. Death reported 6 Oct 1944
Shott (nee Swick), Mrs. Gladys Marie of Hidalgo. Spouse: John Shott. Death reported 20 Oct 1944
Shryock, Mrs. Sarah A. - and esteemed resident of West Liberty, died Tuesday at the age
of 78 years. [unknown date, contributed by Source #28]
Shup, Frank L. - editor of the Press. Born July 4, 1854 to William and Emily (Coffin) Shup. He is survived by his wife Nannie R., son Laurence E., brother John H. of Newton; sisters Mrs. Wm. R. (Emma) Allen of Alicia, Ark. and Mrs. Thomas G. (Effie) Love of Glendale, Calif. January 11, 1927
Shup, Emily (Thursday, Nov. 15, 1877), wife of William Shup, died 9:25 a.m. on Monday, Nov.
12, 1877. Born Dec. 25, 1835 in Greensboro, Guildford county, NC. Married in Hancock county, IN on February 7,
1852, and had four boys and four girls with 5 still living. Funeral at the M.E. church.[Contributed
by Source #4]
Simpson, Mrs. E.H. - died at the family home in South newton, Saturday afternoon, following a lingering illness of cancer...Eliza Jane Mitchell was born in Richland County, IL, April 7, 1858, and passed to the great beyond July 10, 1926, aged 68 yrs, 8 mos and 3 days. She was a daughter of Josiah and Lucy Ann Mitchell, pioneers in this section of Illinois...She married E.H. Simpson, Oct. 15, 1882 and they spent most of their married life on a farm at the east city limits of Newton. No children were born to them, but they reared two nephews and a niece, Everett C. Mitchell, Mrs. Ed Wagner and Avin Edwards. Surviving are her aged husband, adopted children, eight brothers and sisters, Mrs. James Jourdan, Mrs. Charles Jourdan, Mrs. Mary Easton, Mrs. Nan McKinney, Theophilus, Abraham, John and George Mitchell, besides many other relatives....Interment was at Riverside cemetery. Newton Press, Tuesday, July 13, 1926
Simpson, Robert - an old and respected citizen of this twp, died Monday last. The funeral
sermon was preached at the Presbyterian church, at 10 o'clock a.m., Wednesday.
Sims, [Unknown] - Willow Hill: Health has been very bad in this township during the last two months, and we are sorry to report the following deaths: a little child of Milton Sims on the latter part of last week, of flux. N.P. Aug 6, 1874
Sims, Sarah E. - Died at the family residence in Willow Hill township August 23rd., Mrs. Sarah E. Sims, wife of Milton Sims, age 43 yrs. 11 mo, she leaves her husband and eight children. Wednesday, Sept 5, 1883. (Contrib. by Source #28)
Skelton, Mrs. Glenn (Wednesday, January 1897), given name was Mary. Daughter of John K. Wooden of Smallwood Township. Consumption. Died on Friday at home in Newton. Had 8 children with 3 sons and 1 daughter living. [Contributed by Source #4]
Slack, Marian - infant, d. Aug. 22, 1891 - Newton Press, Oct. 28, 1891
Slack, Lizzie - of Smallwood twp died on the 16th. Husband Albert and one child survive. Jan. 28, 1891
Slack, Sarah E. - d. Jan. 16, 1891, age 27 yrs., 6 mos. Newton Press, Apr. 22, 1891
Sloan, Mrs. Cecelia - A message from Decatur to Mike Hines Friday evening announced
the death of his sister, Mrs. Cecelia Sloan, of that city. Deceased passed away about noon of the same day after
a lingering illness with cancer of the stomach, 12 months of which time she was a patient at St. Mary's hospital
of that city, where she died. Deceased was a resident of Ste. Marie for many years moving from here to Newton,
then to Decatur where she resided until death. Surviving members of the family are: Daughters - Mrs. Robert (Anna)
Sloan and Mrs. Peter (Cecelia) Talbert, both of Decatur; and Miss Anna Sloan of Anna, Ill; one son, Thomas Sloan
of Fisher, Ill; brothers, Michael and Edward Hines of Fox township, and several grand-children, nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Sunday at Decatur, Mr. Michael Hines and daughter, Miss Felicitas attending. Ste. Marie Tribune,
December 12, 1913
Small, Rutha E. - died May 5, ; age 78 yrs, 3 mos, 13 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Smallwood, Mrs. - The wife of John Smallwood died this (Thursday) morning. Newton Press, March 16, 1876
Smallwood, Timothy S. of Eagle Grove, IA, fmrly of Jasper, age 83. Death reported 19 Dec 1944.
Smith, Abraham Z. - aged 46 years and 5 months, July 27 in Granville Township. Newton Press, September 25, 1889
Smith, Amanda Virginia (nee Kibler) - b. Oct. 1, 1854 near Gila.; d. Sep. 1927. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. George W. Kibler. Married A.L. Smith on Dec. 18, 1872. Lived on a farm one mile west of the Kern school house in Grove twp. Golden wedding celebrated Dec. 18, 1922. Five children: Dr. Walter C. Smith of East St. Louis; Mrs. I. Ross (Della) Clark, d. March 14, 1905; Dr. Daniel Halley Smith of Paris, France; Dr. O. Oscar Smith of St. Louis; Ralph L. Smith of Danville. Two sisters survive, Mrs. D.E. Garner of Topeka, Kan. and Mrs. Thomas Mathis of Memphis, Mo. Moved to Newton in 1893. Mr. Smith d. in 1923. Raised grandchild Leland Clark from age 18 months. Had influenza in 1918 and had been an invalid ever since. Interment at Riverside cemetery beside her husband. Newton Press, Sep. 6, 1927
Smith, Cora - infant, May 29. Newton Press, August 3, 1887
SMITH, FREDA E. - age 66, of rural Willow Hill, Illinois died Sunday March 24, 2002 at 6:49 a.m. from cancer. She was born in the Yale area of Jasper County, Illinois on December 20, 1935 and was the daughter of Arthur Keller and Esther (O'Dell) Keller. On November 10, 1956 she married Wardie "Smitty" Smith in Crown Point, Indiana. Wardie preceded her in death on December 11, 2000. Freda and Wardie lived in Hammond, Indiana before moving back to Willow Hill, IL. in 1978. Freda was a homemaker and her hobbies included reading book, gardening and shopping.
Freda is survived by 3 sons and daughters-in-laws Mike & Diane Smith, David & Barb Smith and Jim & Bekki Smith; 1 daughter Lisa Smith & Raymond Ferguson; 2 grandchildren Heather Lynn & Jason Lee Smith; 1 step granddaughter Bobbie Jo & Dary Painter; 1 step great granddaughter Alie Painter; 1 brother Charles Keller; and 6 nieces. Freda is preceded in death by her parents and husband. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, rural Jasper County, Illinois
Smith, Henry M. - Oblong, ILL, May 3, 1901--- Henry M. Smith, Postmaster here, shot himself at noon today, dying at 3 p.m.. M.G. Price, a postoffice inspector, found some irregularities in the conduct of the office and reprimanded Smith for permitting them; the latter, who was a very sensitive man, took the matter to heart and brooded over it, suiciding while despondent. No defalcation, or at least none that amounts to anything, was discovered. Mr. Smith was a cripple, and married. His wife is a half sister of Judge E.E. Newlin of the circuit court. Mr. Price, who was in Newton Saturday, informed the Press representative that he did not think that deceased's books would show any serious neglect or culpability, and that the apparent descrepancies could have been fixed up in a few minutes. They were probably the results of carelessness. Mr. Smith was a popular official and his death is greatly regretted. The writer met him on several occasions and found him to be a genial gentleman. He was buried Sunday under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias. (contrib. by Source #28)
Smith, John Thomas - died in McPherson Kansas on Feb 12, 1876. Was a brother of Mrs. Bursides,
wife of Anderson Burnsides, of North Muddy Tp., Jasper County. (Transcriber's note: Wm. McClintick wrote in to
the Newton Press describing John Smith's burns and the circumstances surrounding it) May
Smith, Lottie - Lottie E. Burnham was b. near Greencastle, Ind., March 15, 1853 and died at her home in Falmouth, July 7, 1927, aged 74 years, 3 mos, 22 days. She was married to T.H. Smith November 4, 1874. Six children: Newton F. of Madison, Charles G. of Piper City and Mrs. Charles T. (Ella) Kennedy of Falmouth; and Samuel, Thomas and Lillie May, deceased. Her husband survives... Interment was at Fairfield cemetery near Gila.
Smith, Mrs. Mary - widow of Jacob Smith, died last Friday aged 38 years. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church conducted by Rev. Albert Vandever. She leaves five children and a host of friends to mourn her. Willow Hill - Newton Press, September 18, 1889
Smith, Mrs Mary Emily, wife of Charles H. Smith, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, April 10, 1854 and died April 20, 1891, aged 37 years and 10 days. Sister Smith was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church in the year 1867 -- at the early age of 13 years, and lived an acceptable member of the same until taken to her home in heaven. She was a loving wife, and a devoted mother...Newton Press, April 22, 1891
Smith, Samuel B. - an old and respected citizen of Jasper county, departed this life at
his late resdience in North Muddy township, Saturday morning, July 1st, of ersipelas, after an illness of 2 weeks
duration, aged about 60. Mr. Smith moved to this state from Putnam county, Ind., in 1852, settling in Jasper county,
and remained a respected and influential citizen of this county until his death. He was a member of the M.E. church,
and died as he lived, a good and true man - a kind, obliging friend and neighbor. The remains were buried in the
Fairfield graveyard. Newton Weekly Press, July 6, 1876
Smith, W. D. (Wednesday, August 23, 1882), born in Albemarle county, Virginia. Lived near Anderson, Indiana for a few years. Died on Monday. Aged 77 years. Buried in Newton cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]
Smith, Wesley - living 3 miles east of New Liberty, died one day last week. Newton Press,
Jan. 6, 1876
Snear, Mrs - wife of James Snear, living about 7 or 8 miles west of Newton, died last week. Feb. 10, 1876
Snearly, Everett Pearl - son of Edgar and Catherine Snearly. Born near Yale, Aug. 4, 1878, d. June 12, 1926 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham, aged 47 years, 10 months, 8 days of influenza. Married (1) Cora Kibler Jan. 30, 1898 (2) Nov. 19, 1914 Blanche Baker of West Union. Surviving children are: Mrs. Veva Kauffman of Evansville, Lloyd, Fern, Leah, Ilene, Irene and Estel Eugene, two grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. July 16, 1926
Snearly, Mrs. Maggie in Yale, age 73. Death reported 23 Feb 1945.
Snider, James - died January 18, 1892, aged 61 years, 6 months and 13 days. Newton Press, March 2, 1892
Snyder, Mrs. David (Wednesday, November 19, 1879), Born in Fleming county, Kentucky. Married
David Snider (sic) on October 16, 1850. Died of inflammatory rheumatism. Died at
9:20 a.m. on Thursday, November 13, 1879 at son-in-law John H. Shup's. Had two daughters and three sons with Mrs. Belle Shup, Miss Frella Snider, and Frank Snider (all of Newton) surviving her. Buried in Christian Chapel cemetery.[Contributed by Source #4]
Snyder, Mrs. S. E., - of Granville twp. died of consumption on July 6, 1876, aged about 42 years. Husband and seven children survived her. [Contributed by Source #4] (Thursday, Aug. 10, 1876)
Snyder, Mrs. Theodocia - widow of the late Fendol P., died at Hunt City, age 87. July 1901
Songer - the infant babe of Perry and Kate Songer was buried in the Monroney grave yard Monday, the 6th inst. Died Feb. 5. Yale - February 15, 1888
Sowers, Gertrude [nee Graham] - b. in Coshocton county, Ohio, March 5, 1853 and d. at her home in Grove twp, Dec. 22, 1919, aged 66 years, 9 mos, 17 days. She m. Israel Sowers, October 1, 1874. To this union were born 4 daughters and one son, viz: Mrs. Charles Vanderhoof of Joliet; Mrs. S.L. Gooding of Warrensburg, Ill; Mrs.F.G. Wynegard of Indianapolis and Claud Sowers of Indianapolis; andother daguther, Vera House, died in 1912. These with a brother, William Graham of Grove twp and a large circle of friends survive. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.M. Adams, Pastor of Grace M. E. church, at the Lutheran church near Gila, Wednesday of last week and interment was in the nearby cemetery. January 2, 1920
Sowers (nee Batman), Myrtie of Lincoln, b. 1875. Spouse: Alva L. Sowers. Death reported 28 Nov 1944.
Sparks, John Watson d. in Hammond, IN, age 60 - fmrly of Newton. Death reported 6 Mar 1945
Sparks, Sarah A. - died March 20, ; age 63 yrs, 10 mos, 29 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Speasl, John (Wednesday, March 19, 1879), lived Wade Townhip, died of phthisis, 56 years
old. Died January 2nd. [Contributed by Source #4]
Spelbring, Marvel Christina - daughter of William H. and Mary E. Thomas, was born near Newton, Ill., April 24, 1888 and died near Piper City, Ill., Sunday, February 8, 1920, aged 31 years, 9 months and 14 days.
She was united in marriage with Leslie F. Spelbring, December 24, 1913. They soon began housekeeping near Piper City and have since lived in that community. A son Hubert Thomas was born to them, March 12, 1916. Mrs. Spelbring was one of seven children, three of whom are living; Mrs. Pearl Toland of Tuscola; Dr. R. V. Thomas of Manteno, Ill; and Mrs. Elsie Shaw, living with the mother at Newton. The father died about seven years ago.
In her youth, Mrs. Spelbring made a profession of religion and united with the Christian church. Her last illness was brief and her death a heavy affliction to her companion, who has the sympathy of the community.
Brief services were held from the home, Tuesday morning, conducted by the Methodist pastor, Rev. G. P. Snedeker and the body was shipped to Newton for burial.
At Newton, the remains were taken to the home of his father, J. F. Spelbring, where short services were conducted by Rev. B. S. Billings at 1:30 February 11, and she was laid to rest in the Kedron cemetery. The pallbearers were: Gluy Scott, Wade Adkins, J. M. Adkins, F. D. Davidson, A. A. Bixler and Michael Mulvey. - The Newton Press, February 17, 1920 - Contributed by Source #33
Spenbring (sic) (nee Zink), Mrs. Lutitia of Newton, b. 1869. Spouse: Charles Spelbring. Death reported 2 Jan 1945.
Spence, Ichabod - an aged veteran, departed this life April 5th. G.A.R. Post 199 showed proper respect for their comrade. Willow Hill - Newton Press, April 17, 1889
Spiker, Eli- one of the oldest residents of Cumberland County, died at the County Home on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Spiker suffered a stroke of paralysis two years ago, and had been bedfast since that time. The funeral was held at the Salem church southeast of Toledo, Monday afternoon, Rev. H.P. French officiating, and burial in the nearby cemetery. Those who survive are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Adkins and brother Edward Spiker of near Toledo, and two sons, John Spiker and William Spiker, who reside in Jasper County. Newton Press, Friday, December 17, 1926
Spitler, David - died in Montrose of influenza on Tuesday, the 28 ult., aged 47 years, 3 months and 5 days. He was married to Mary E., daughter of James L. and Mary A. Crews, of Grove township, this county, May 30, 1877 and to the union two children were born, both of whom with their mother survive him. He was one of the most widely known citizens of Effingham county. .... Feb. 5, 1890
Spitzer, ? - Death has entered the home of Mr. David Spitzer twice in the past few months,
this time removing from the family circle the youngest son, a dearly beloved child of two years. A few days ago
he was stricken with the measles which quickly formed into lung fever and despite the tender care and the best
of medical skill, the death angel came and summoned to the heavenly realm a bright and beautiful child... The funeral
was held on Monday, March 2. Interment in the Catholic cemetery. St. Marie, Wednesday,
March 11, 1891
Spitzer, Frank - a respected citizen of St. Marie township, fell dead from his horse, in the vicinity of Dr. Picquet's in St. Marie, Thursday morning last. Deceased had been in poor health for some time, and had rode over to Dr. P's. for medicine. He was about 22 years of age. [The Newton Press, April 23, 1879]
Spitzer (nee Keller), Mrs. Josephine of Ste. Marie, b. 1856. Death reported 20 Oct
Spitzer, ? - We learn that a sad accident occured at the residence of Lewis Spitzer, living about two miles this side of St. Marie, on Friday last, 16th inst. Mr. & Mrs. Spitzer were absent from home, having left a boy about 8 years old and two little girls about 3 and 6 years old respectively, in charge of the house. The boy, it seems, had managed to get possession of an old rusty musket, and thinking the gun was unloaded he requested the youngest girl to get upon a trunk and act as a rabbit while he played the part of sportsman. In their childish play the gun was discharged, blowing the child's head entirely off. July 22, 1875.
Spitzer, Mrs. Magdelan - Died at her home in St. Marie Township, on the 27th day of April,
1876, after an illness of ten or fifteen days duration, of pneumonia, Mrs. Magdelan Spitzer, in the 62 year of
Mrs. Spitzer was a German by birth, and a lady of many noble qualities of heart. She was taught from her infancy to revere and practice the sacred precepts of the Roman Catholic religion, and lived a useful Christian life. She leaves a husband and 12 children (all of whom were at her funeral), and 26 grandchildren to mourn her death. The remains were deposited in the St. Marie graveyard, on the 29th of April, to which place they were followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The funeral obsequies were performed by Rev. Father Huffman. Thursday, May 18, 1876
Spoon, Iredell (Wednesday, June 4, 1879), Born on December 30, 1834 in Coles county, Illinois. Married on April 20, 1860 in Robinson, Crawford county, Illinois to Elizabeth Shew; she died Dec. 6, 1869. Had three children including Myrtie. 1867 moved to Newton. Married on April 9, 1871 to Lizzie Eidson of Olney, Illinois; had two children. Died from asthma at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 1879 at Newton. Mother Mrs. Farris, sister Mrs. Barbee of Newton, daughter Myrtie, and last two children survived him. [Contributed by Source #4]
Spraggins, Leroy - infant. Died June 6, 1890. Newton Press, July 2, 1890
Sprague - small child of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sprague died Saturday night and was interred at Plainfield cemetery. Reported August 12, 1891
Stanley, Flora B. of Los Angeles, CA, age 78. Death reported 26 Sep 1944
Stanley, George W. - son of Jesse P. & Jane Stanley, was born near Wakefield, Richland
Co, IL, June 1, 1857 and moved to Jasper Co. in 1876. In 1883 he married Flora Belle Swope and to this union eight
children were born. One son Clyde preceded him in death. Surviving are Mrs. B.F. (Gertrude) Conley, Albert, Frank
and Hallie Stanley of Newton, Bernie and Miss Bessie Stanley and Mrs. Joseph (Nellie) Laugel of California. His
death occured at the family residence in West Newton early Friday morning of heart trouble. He was in apparent
good health only a few minutes before his demise, walking out in the yard and to his store. Surviving are his wife,
seven children, twelve grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. George Q. Hinds of Newton and Mrs. Laura Strole of Los
Angeles, Calif., four brothers, Albert of Tulsa, Okla; Charles of St. Louis; and Pearl and Martin Stanley of California
and a host of friends. He was a member of the I.O.O. F. and Rebekah lodges. Funeral services were held at the First
Baptist church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.W. Gillespie, pastor, assisted by Rev. J.E.
Spencer of the Christian church. Interment was at Riverside cemetery (Newton, Jasper Co.) Newton Press, Dec. 28,
Stanley, Jon. C. - South Muddy Twp. 1882. [N.P., contrib by Source #28]
Stanley, Miss Sarah A. - was killed by lightning in South Muddy township Friday at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Nancy Stanley. June 22, 1892
Stanley, Stephen F. - a venerable citizen of Newton, died this morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon. Further particulars are not obtainable as we go to press. The Newton Press, March 26, 1920- Contributed by Source #33
Stark, Daniel - Died, April 10, 1894 at 5 a.m., Uncle Daniel Stark, aged 60 years, 2 months and 24 days.
Uncle Dan lived five miles southeast of Newton. He was born in Bullitt county, Ky. He was a loving husband and a kind and indulgent father and leaves a wife and six children to mourn his death.
He was sick a long time but bore his suffering patiently, waiting, as he said, till his Lord should call him home. He talked much of dying and told his family how he wished to be buried. He was prepared and willing to go. Almost his last act of consciousness was to kiss his wife, and tell her good-bye that he was going home.
Oh it is hard to bear and our only consolation is that our loss is his gain and whenever we go to meet him, we will find him the same as he was when he left us.
Uncle Dan died of dropsy, and although all was done for him that loving hands and skilled physicians could do, his case was hopeless. All that was mortal of him was taken to the Dundas cemetery by a large concourse of friends and there placed after prayer and singing in its narrow home to await the final call for which he was prepared to welcome. A FRIEND The Newton Press, April 1894 - - Contributed by Source #33
Stark, J. H. - an old and respected citizen of Fox township, died Thursday morning, February 17, 1898, of pneumonia and heart trouble at the age of 65 years, 4 months and 24 days.
He was married to Sarah Jane Trainor, October 16, 1852. To them were born eight children Susan, Nancy, Serena, Esleer, Louisa, Willie, Lee Ann and Bennie. The good mother and six children have gone before and with glad angel hands will welcome the loving husband and kind father to realms of eternal happiness in a land where the sorrow, that he has borne so patiently, never comes.
Uncle John, as he was familiarly known, was an honest, upright, charitable christian citizen, making his conduct and character an example for all to admire. He always had charity for the needy, kind words for the troubled a soothing hand for the sick, and not even the hungry beggar went unrelieved from his door. In fact he lived a true christian's life. A good, kind neighbor, a loving father, were the only words to be heard in that vast throng of friends and relatives that followed him to the cemetery, where the good wife had been carefully and tenderly laid away years before. He had endeared himself to all who knew him. No higher eulogy could be given than by the willing hands and sympathizing hearts of the entire community in which he lived. Only Nancy and Esleer, of all the once large and happy family, are left. A brother, W. K. Stark, who always was a bosom companion, a sister, Mrs. Nancy Crow of Dundas, and a number of relatives mourn his death, but have the sympathy of their large circle of friends and acquaintances and the entire community. The Newton Press, February 25, 1898. Written for the Press. - Contributed by Source #33
Stark, William K. - A SUDDEN DEATH; WELL KNOWN CITIZEN PASSES AWAY; Fatally Stricken With
Paralysis ...........Boos Station, May 26 
William K. Stark, aged about 65 years, died from a third stroke of paralysis, this morning, very suddenly. Mr.
Stark went out quite early to plow some potatoes. A rain coming up he and Marion Frazier, a small boy of the neighborhood
who was working with him, unhitched the horses and sought shelter. Stark went to the house, where he sat down by
the kitchen stove, complaining meantime of his breast, and in a few minutes fell over
Coroner Kilburn held an inquest, with Peter Bigard, Joseph Helmrich, Wm. Wardell, Ed Kocher, George Mattingly and P.L. Bowman as jurors, and a verdict was brought in according to the facts herein stated. Deceased lived with his niece, Miss Nancy Stark, and was one of the best known and most highly respected farmers and citizens of Fox township. Funeral tomorrow and interment at the Vanderhoof cemetery. [Contributed by Source #28]
Starke, Stephen - We have neglected to notice the death of Stephen Starke, an old veteran which occurred some three weeks ago near Ste. Marie. Newton Press, March 7, 1888
Stennet, Charles Allen of West Liberty, b. 1866. Death reported 9 Mar 1945
Stevens, Miss Elizabeth of Yale, age 69. Death reported 21 Nov 1944.
Stevens, Gilbert S. - Died at the Olney House on the 9th inst., Gilbert S. Stevens, son of Dr. U.G. Stevens of our town (Newton) Feb. 14, 1868
Stevens, H.G. [Gilbert] - died at 2 o'clock this morning, aged 39 years and 26 days. He leaves a wife, a brother and two or three sisters...funeral services will be held at the M.E. church tomorrow at 3 p.m. conducted by Rev. J.P. Yungling. Deceased was one of the best known citizens of Newton and had as many friends as any one in it...Last winter he was taken with la grippe from which he never recovered, the disease settling in his lungs, bronchial tubes and liver... Aug. 27, 1890
Stevens, Marilla - died at her home in Newton, Thursday evening,March 13th (or 15th?), 1877, Mrs. Marilla Stevens, respected wife of Dr. U.G. stevens, aged 56 years, 11 mos and 2 days. She was born in Green county, Tennessee, on April 13, 1820; married in Vermillion county, IL November 3, 1836 and removed to Newton on July 27, 1842, having resided in this vicinity over 35 years. United with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1843 and with the M.E. Church in 1847.....remains deposited in the Brooks graveyard, 7 miles north of Newton. March 22, 1877
Stevens, Stephen - died Aug. 27, ; age 71 yrs, 6 mos, 4 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Stevens, Dr. U. G. (Wednesday, November 16, 1881), died at 1:40 p.m. on Monday last. Aged
69 years, 2 months, and 21 days. Cancer of the face. Buried in Brooks graveyard. [Contributed
by Source #4]
Stevens, Dr. Uriah Gilbert (Wednesday, November 23, 1881), Born on August 23, 1812 in Stevens township, county of Leeds, in the lower province of Upper Canada. Son of Dr. Uriah Stevens. Family moved in 1817 to Cynthiana, Harrison county, Kentucky. Brothers Harmon and Stephen also studied medicine. Married Morilla Stanfield in Fall of 1836 (sister of Harmon's wife Serena). Serena and Harmon lived in Homer, Champaign county, Illinois. U. G. married Lydia Youngman on January 29, 1879. He had sons Gilbert and James, and his surviving children were Mrs. Lillie Bateman on Minnesota, and Mrs. Allie McReynolds of Newton, and Mrs. Frank A. Stevens. [Contributed by Source #4]
Stewart, Betty (Tuesday, January 23, 1900), died of pneumonia at about 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Children were Isaiah of Newton; Henry of Rose Hill; and David L., Orlando, and Mrs. David Ferguson of Willow Hill.
Buried in Mount Cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]
Stewart, James - for many years a citizen of this county, departed this life at his home, in New Liberty, at 12 o'clock Thursday night last. Mr. S. had been in delicate health for many years, having early contracted that dreaded disease, consumption, which finally terminated his earthly existence as above. During the latter 18 or 20 years of his life, he held many offices of trust in the community in which he resided. He was a good and true man, an accommodating neighbor and citizen, and his death will be deeply felt. Dec. 16, 1875
Stewart, Mrs. Sanford - the wife of Sanford Stewart of Willow Hill tp. died Tuesday. Newton Press, Aug. 10, 1876
Stewart, [Unknown] - Willow Hill: Health has been very bad in this township during the last two months, and we are sorry to report the following deaths: a child of Sanford Stewart about the middle of last week, of flux. N.P. Aug 6, 1874
Stewart, [Unknown] - Willow Hill: Health has been very bad in this township during the last two months, and we are sorry to report the following deaths: wife of Clark Stewart, on last Thursday. Disease unknown. N.P. Aug 6, 1874
Stifle, Robert d. near Oblong - Death reported 7 July 1944
Stillwell, Sarah E. (Wednesday, February 1, 1882), Died January 24, 1882 at her home 7 miles northeast of Newton. Husband and 2 small children (including an infant) survived her. Aged 34 years. Buried in Madison graveyard. [Contributed by Source #4]
STIRRETT, Marjorie - Funeral services for Mrs. Virgil S. (Marjorie L. Hensley)
Stirrett, 65, of Sullivan were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial was
in the Windsor Cemetery (Shelby County).
The former Windsor resident died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur. Born in Jasper County, she was a daughter of Fred and Pearl Hensley (nee Hicks). She married Virgil B. Stirrett in 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1981. Surviving are sons, Lionel of Springfield, Larry of Effingham and Dwane of Clinton; brother, Don Hensley of Groveton, Texas and six grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Springfield Medical Center Cancer Research. The News Progress, Sullivan, IL July 16, 1984 (Marjorie was related to me 3 different ways.... email Kim Torp if you are related to this line.)
Stockert, J.M., age 60. Death reported May 13, 1891
Stoltz, Collier of Oblong, age 50. Death reported 29 Aug 1944
Stone, Docia - of North Muddy twp d. July 22, 1892, aged 58 yrs. Aug. 24, 1892
Stonebarger, Benoni - a well-known citizen of this county, died very suddenly at Olney one day last week. [The Newton Press, Feb 27, 1874]
Stout, Mrs. - wife of John Stout, living in the vicinity of Newton, died Sunday last, at 10 o'clock a.m., after a lingering illness of consumption. The remains were buried in the Vanderhoof graveyard, south of Newton. Aug. 12, 1877
Straley, Mariam Josephine (Wednesday, March 15, 1882), Born on September 21, 1861. Daughter
of Christopher C. and Mariam McCall. Married on June 26, 1880 to Addison F. Straley. Died 2 miles north of Newton
at her home on Tuesday, March 14, 1882. [Contributed by Source #4]
Stretcher, Rev. J. E. died Feb. 15, 1877 at l0:30 a.m. Born at l0:30 a.m. on Feb. 15, 1807 (died exactly 74 years after his birth). Died seven miles northeast of Newton at his son-in-law Geo. W. Jones' home. [Contributed by Source #4]
Strole, Ada (nee Swick) - Phil Swick received a telegram Thursday, from Lemon, S.D., announcing the death of a daughter Mrs. Reuben (Ada) Strole. Newton Press, Nov. 12, 1918
Strole, Andrew Jackson - A. J. Strole was born in Page Co., Virginia, Nov. 3, 1827, and lived at home with his parents until he was about 26 years of age. Then he came west, riding on horseback, accompanied by David Whitlock, stopping in Vigo Co., Ind., one winter, from thence he went to Edgar Co., Ill, where he resided four years. He was first married to Miss Nancy J. Stepp, of Edgar Co, Oct. 3, 1858. She lived a short time leaving one child, Michl l., who died in his 21st year.
Mr. Strole came to Jasper county in March, 1861, settling where he spent the remainder of his life. His second marriage was to Miss Welthy Lane, July 24, 1862. By this union there were born to them seven children, five of whom are living, four sons and one daughter.
He departed this life Oct. 16, 1895, aged 67 years, 11 months and 13 days. He was baptized in infancy and received catechetical instruction at an early age, and was confirmed into the Evangelical Lutheran church.
The funeral services were held at Oak Hill church, conducted by Rev. Sappenfield, the Lutheran pastor. He was laid to rest in the Kibler cemetery, Thursday last.
Deceased was a good citizen and had by economy and careful farming succeeded in securing for himself and family a comfortable home, with plenty to enjoy life, if he could have had better health. For the past few years he was able to be up and about but little of the time. The wife and children have the sympathy of their many friends. The Newton Press , October 23, 1895- Contributed by Source #33
Strole, Charles M. - Grove Twp. 1881
Strole, John Vanlandingham
Strole, Luther - died of pneumonia. Dr. A. Faller was his doctor. Reported April 21, 1880
Strole, Oren - GREENUP - Oren Dale Strole, 73 of Hidalgo, died at 4 a.m. at
his home Monday (May 22, 1978) . Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Barkley Funeral Home in
Greenup. Burial will be in Plainfield Cemetery near Rose Hill. Visitation will be from 5
p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Strole was born in Jasper County the son of John and Dora Foltz Strole. He married Fay Newkir March 1, 1922, and she survives. Other survivors include a brother Emory of rural Newton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Strole was preceded in death by one son, one brother and two sisters. Charleston Daily Courier, Tuesday, May 23, 1978
Stuart, Edward M. - infant, May 12 - Newton Press, June 6, 1888
Stuart, Will - who formerly lived here with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Silas Stuart, died in Newton, Kansas Saturday last. He was aged about 22 years and a cigar maker by trade. Jan 20, 1892
Stuart, Wm. N. - an old and highly respected citizen of Jasper county, died at his home
in South Muddy township on Saturday, January 5, 1900, at 4 o'clock p.m.; deceased was born near Quaker City, Guernsey
county, Ohio, June 29, 1835; came to Jasper county in 1860, having lived on his farm ever since. Two brothers have
outstripped him and gone on before, leaving one sister, Elizabeth, surviving him. He was never married, and belonged
to no church. He was a life-long Democrat, having held several offices in the gift of the public, and was honored
and loved by all who knew him. The family loses one of its bright jewels and the community mourns the loss of one
of her best citizens.
Services Monday at 10 a.m. after which his remains were laid to rest in the Kedron cemetery. May he rest in peace. U. S. Spriggs. The Newton Press, January 11, 1901 [contributed by Source #33]
Stultz, --- A little child of Mr. Stultz, living on the Rob't Orr farm, south of Newton, died last Saturday. Newton Press Sep. 14, 1876
Stump, Johnny - little son of Mr. H. Stump, died a few days ago of croup. Newton Press, Jan. 7, 1875
Stump, Mary A. (or C.?) - little daughter of H. Stump, died Sunday morning of croup. Newton Press, Nov. 19, 1874
Suverns, Mahala - of North Muddy Twp., Newton Press, Sep. 7 - Sep 14, 1881 [contrib. by Source #28]
Sutton, Mrs. Angeline - died on Sunday after an illness of a year or more of consumption. Her death was quite sudden, although not unexpected. In the morning she felt able to get up and insisted on doing so, but sank down before getting away from her bed beyond a few feet and soon expired. Deceased was about 60 years of age and the mother of two children who survive her, Elza and Eva, both of whom are grown...Her remains were interred in the Newton cemetery, Monday, after services held by Rev. Sabine. Feb. 10, 1892
Swager, Jos. - of Ste. Marie tp. has died of winter fever within the past six or eight days. Dec. 28, 1876
Swartz, Mary E. congestion of the spine, South Muddy Township. Aged 25y, 8m, 21d. DiedFeb. 5, 1879. [Contributed by Source #4]
Swick, A.L. - who has for many years been a resident of Vernon County, passed away at 9:20
o'clock Friday morning at his home five and a half miles southwest of Nevada. Mr Swick was seventy-five years old.
The deceased was born in Rose Hill, ILL..; but when he was two years old was taken by his parents to Ohio, where
he was reared. He moved to Missouri shortly after his twenty-first birthday. On January 9, 1882, Mr Swick was married
to Miss Gertrude E. Selover in Otterville and to them were born eleven children,all of whom survive their father.
Mrs. Swick survives her husband and their children are: Mrs. Zora Summers, C.W. Swick, and Mrs. Vern Davis of Nevada;
W.S. Swick of Denver, Colo; George Swick of Omaha, Neb.; Walter Swick and Lee Swick of Lincoln, Neb.; John Swick
of Newcastle, Neb.; Mrs. Harry Johnson of Kansas City; Mrs. William Perry of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Mrs. James Lewis
of Detroit, Mich.; With the exception of three sons, all of the children were with their father when he died, and
all will be here for the funeral services. Mr. Swick also leaves five brothers and two sisters and several Grandchildren
and Great-Grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Swick will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Swick
home southwest of Nevada and will be conducted by the Rev. Huell Warren, pastor of the First Christian Church.
Interment will be made in Moore's Cemetery. [Contributed by Source #28]
Swick, Daniel D. - died at his residence in this city on Monday evening, after an illness of several weeks with typhoid malaria. Mr. Swick was an old and highly respected citizen of the county. He leaves a wife, a family of children and many friends to mourn his death.
Swick, Henry - who has a wife and children and a resident of Crooked Creek township, either
fell or jumped from the Illinois Central passenger train Saturday Night as it was going north and had both legs
cut off. After he was discovered he lived several hours, but was so chilled with the cold in addition to the loss
of blood and weakness from the accident that there were no hopes for his recovery. Swick spent Saturday afternoon
in Newton, where he lushed freely and was in advanced state of intoxication when he started for home. Newspaper
article, Feb. 23, 1904 [Contributed by Source #28]
Swick, Mr. John - -- Uncle John Swick, one of Jasper Co's oldest and most respected citizens is nearing the river of death. He is over 80 years of age and is very sick with fever. Newton Press - 23 Jan 1884
Swick, John - age 85 years, died at the residence of his son in Crooked Creek township on the 10th. last, His remains were interred in the family graveyard on the 11th. Mr. Swick came to Jasper County in 1835, from Ohio, whither he had moved with his parents from N.J. where he was born. He was married three times, death robbing him each time of his companion. His third wife being, Miss Mary Barns, and himself were the first white couple married in Jasper County. He was the father of 15 children, 60 grand-children and 40 great-grand-children. He resided on the same farm for 50 years. Of him it could be truly said that he was a good man, always charitable and kind to the poor. He was all his life a demorcrat and cast his first vote for James Monroe and his last for Grover Cleveland. When he heard of the Demorcrat success, he seemed ready to go whenever his master should call him. Peace to him. June 17, 1885 [Contributed by Source #28. Note: wife #1. Miss Irick, #2. Rachel Barns (first married couple in Jasper Co.) father John Barns. #3. Mary Snack. John had a brother who died in Jasper co. leaving a wife and several children, John Swick reared Peter's youngest son, William Henry Swick who married Missouri Ann Hunt]
SWICK, John B. - DEC. 9, 1879 age 41 y. 6 mo. 28 dys., buried at BETHLEMEM BAPTIST CEMETERY, PETTIS CO. MO. Born in Jasper Co., IL, son of John and Rachel Barnes Swick. Husband of Lucinda Poor [Contributed by Source #28]
Swick, Infant - parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Swick. Was born Sunday and died Monday, 22 hours old. Buried in Songer Cemetery. Friday July 16, 1926
Swick, Leander - Rose Hill, Ill., January 12 . J.L. Swick died, Thursday night, at the family home southwest of town, from a long illness of heart trouble and burial was made Saturday, in the Songer cemetery. Deceased was an exemplary father, citizen and friend. Surviving are his wife, one son and three daughters, father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Swick, brother P.M. Swick and other relatives. Tuesday, January 13, 1920
Swick, Mary E. (Glasener) (MRS. L .H. SWICK) departed this life at her home in Rose Hill,
Illinois, March 5, 1917, at 4:30 a.m. after an illness of three weeks, during which time she bore her suffering
with a fortitude that was not of this earth, but given from the Great Father of all mankind. She united with the
Methodist Episcopal Church when quite young and expressed to those of her friends and relatives gathered about
her of life's work being finished and that she was ready and willing to put off her mortal body and take up one
of immortality. She was born in Ohio, October 19, 1845, and was at the time of her death 71 yr., 4 mo., and 16
da., of age. In about the year 1870 she was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to L. H. Swick and thus became
the foster mother of four small boys whom she helped rear to man hood, who showed by their devotion that they respected
and loved her as nearly as it is possible one could who is not of their own flesh and blood. She leaves to mourn
a husband, L.H. Swick; four brothers, W.H. Glasener, Rose Hill, John Glasener, Arley, Ore., Douglas and Jess Glasener,
Zalma, MO; four sisters, Cynthia Barry, Puxico, MO; Lillie Woods, Bay, Ark.; Mariah Portlock, Zalma, MO.; Viva
Swick, Shobonier, IL.; Also two step-sons, Madison and Leander Swick and four step-Daughter-in-law, Frances, Ollie,
Nancy and Myrtie Swick, all of Rose Hill, besides the following step-grand-children; Mrs. Lulu Carpenter, Greeup,
IL., Mrs. Eva Chapman, Hunt, IL., Stella Hooker, Philo, IL., Mrs. Flossie Powell, Rose Hill, and Tony, Ralph, Onie,
Frona, Henry, Grover, Hugh, Earl, Rolla, Daisy, William, Charlie, Edward, Robert, Elza, Clara, Arthur, Minnie Swick
and, and seven great-grand-children and a host of friends. (Contrib by Source #28)
Swick, Philip - of Rose Hill was born in Ohio, September 22, 1850 and departed this life at the Olney sanitarium, March 22, 1939, at the age of 88 years and 6 months. He was twice married. In early life he was united in marriage to Miss Allie Dulgar, from which marriage one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Roberts of Mahomet survives. Following the death of the first wife he was again married to Miss Martha Williams, who died about twenty years ago. The surviving children of the second marriage are Mrs. Alice Andre of Bentley, North Dakota, Mrs. Ida Ward of St. Louis, and Dewey Swick of Fort Snelling, Minnesota. There are fourteen grand-children living.
In past years Mr. Swick was an extensive property owner in Rose Hill and was one of the village's most prosperous merchants, having formerly owned the store of which Harold Griffith is now proprietor. He disposed of this about eighteen years ago and later built and managed a store located west of what is now the Mrs. Alice Glasener property. The latter store was destroyed by fire about seven years ago. In his social relations with others the deceased was genial and liberal with his friends and was kind and sympathetic with those in unfortunate circumstances. He was known to have a particular fondness for children. Funeral services were held Friday at the Rose Hill church with Rev. J. E. Spencer officiating. He was laid to rest in the Swick cemetery.
Swick, Mrs. Philip - died at her residence at Rose Hill, Sunday. She leaves a husband, a large family of children and numerous relatives to mourn her death. Newton Press, July 16, 1884 (contrib. by Source #28)
Swick, William Henry - a son of Peter and Harriet Baker Swick, a pioneer resident of Jasper county, passed away at his home near Rose Hill, early Monday morning, January 22, 1934, at the age of 82 years, 10 months, and 9 days, following an extended illness. He was born near Rose Hill, March 13, 1851. He was united in marriage to Miss Missouri A. Hunt, August 17, 1879, who passed away to the great beyond October 21, 1910. To this union six children were born, namely; Leroy Swick; Hallie Swick; Mrs. Lola Mendenhall, Mrs. Winnie Brooks and Mrs. Gladys Shott, all of Rose Hill vicinity. One son William M. Swick, passed away March 17, 1919. He leaves to mourn, besides his children, nine grandchildren, Fern, Harry, Zelma, Hazel and Evelyn Swick, Floyd and Merl Mendenhall, and Royal and Walter Brooks; one sister, Mrs. Emeline MIlwaine; and a host of neighbors and friends. "Uncle Bill", as he was better known, was a kind and loving father and husband and was loved and respected by all who knew him. His children and the community in which he lived will miss him. His life on earth has drawn to a close but his influence and principles will live on. Funeral services were held at the home, Tuesday at 1:30 conducted by Rev. B.F. Ferguson. He was laid to rest in the Andrews Cemetery. [contrib. by Source #28]
Swick , William Merle - son of William and Missouri Swick, was born Nov. 30, 1897, and departed this life Mar. 18, 1919, after a short illness of influenza, aged 21 years, 3 months, 18 days. Deceased was a pleasant and agreeable young man, whose death will be mourned by many friends. He was married in Feb. 1917, Inez Greenwood. To this union one son was born, William Harry. Besides a wife and child, he leaves to mourn a father, William Swick, brother's Roy and Hallie and sisters Lola Mendenhall and Winnie Brooks of Rose Hill and Miss Gladys at home, many other relatives and a host of friends. His mother passed to the great beyond in 1910. Funeral Services were conducted Wednesday morning by Rev. B.F. Ferguson after which the remains were laid to rest in the Andrews cemetery. (contrib. by Source #28)
Swisher, Mrs. Carl (nee Mabel Irene Sowers) - born Dec. 22, 1899 and after an operation for appendicitis on Dec. 26  departed this life at St. Anythony's hospital, Effingham, Dec. 27 regaining consciousness a few hours after the operation and remaining that way until the end. Her husband and her mother were at her bedside all the time and everything possible was done...At the time of her demise, she was 27 years and 5 days old...On Dec. 21, 1921 she was united in marriage to Carl Swisher. Surviving are her husband and parents of Wheeler; two brothers, Byron of Arcola and Floyd at home; two sisters, Mrs. Christina Hansen of Tuscola and Virginia at home; grandmother, Mrs. M.M. Sowers of Gila and many other relatives and friends...Funeral services were held at the Slate Point church, Thursday, Dec. 30...with internment in the nearby cemetery. Tuesday, January 4, 1927
Swope, Joseph S. of Newton, b. 1872. Death reported 13 Feb 1945.
Tate, Mary C., aged 15 yrs. 3 mos. and 3 days. Died Sept. 13, 1888. Newton Press - Nov. 7, 1888
Tate, Emily of Smallwood Twp. Newton Press, 1882 [contrib. by Source #28]
Taylor, Hannah A. - age 34 yr 14 da, 28 Sep. 1882 [contrib. by Source #28]
Teachout, Laura - Mrs. James Teachout (nee Bliss) d. Sunday in Michigan. Interment in Newton cemetery. May 11, 1892
Terhune, Maudie - nee Johnson, died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Deete Hubbard, near Willow Hill, of consumption. Her illness was painful but she bore it with great fortitude. Hers was a most beautiful death, being conscious until the last moment. She bade her husband and friends good-bye and said she was going to meet her baby. Maudie was born in Effingham county, Illinois, February 20, 1876; died November 2, 1896. She leaves a husband, Guy Terhune, a mother, two grandmothers, two sisters and four brothers, and many other friends and relatives. Funeral services at the house on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Interment at the Todd cemetery.
A card of thanks: We wish to thank the many kind friends for their kindness and sympathy in our great bereavement, especially Mr. Walters and his men and the singers who sang the beautiful songs she herself selected. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Terhune, Parents-in-law, Mrs. M. A. Houser, Mother, Mrs. Deete Hubbard, Aunt, Mrs. Caroline Johnson, Grandmother. The Newton Press, August 1896 - Contributed by Source #33
Terhune, Philip A. died on Sunday at 4 p.m. on February 12, 1905 at his home in Willow Hill.
Born Dec. 23, 1844 in Decatur county, Indiana to James B. and Martha (Coff) Terhune. Spent a year in Kansas and
Missouri. His brother E. C., and sisters Mrs. Henry (Ruth) Stewart), Mrs.Joseph (Eliza) McCord, Elizabeth Bruner,
and Mrs. Charles (Alice) Watts survived him. His wife and children Guy, Fred, Winnie and Mamie survived him. Member
of the Baptist Church, and a Mason. Had a brief illness of pneumonia. [Contributed
by Source #4]
Theriac, [Unknown] - Little child of A. Theriac died on Friday last, aged around 3 years. N.P. July 9, 1874
Theriac, Joseph - died Tuesday morning. Uncle of Ambrose Theriac and Mrs. Bernard Faller. One of original settlers of Vincennes, Indiana. About 73 years old. [Contributed by Source #4]
Thomas, Ellhue (or Elihue) - aged 82 years, died Saturday; he was born in Ohio, came to Jasper county in 1865 and has since resided here. His aged wife died a few years ago. ... He leaves four children, all grown - Nathan Thomas & Mrs. B.F. Britton of this county; Mrs. G.V. Vanderhoof of Chester, IL and Phineas Thomas, of Indiana. His remains were interred in the Kedron cemetery, Sunday ... Reported March 7, 1888
Thomas, Lillie M. - d. March 29, 1891 at 2:15 a.m. at age 17 yrs., 1 mo of congestion of the brain and heart. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Thomas. Interred at Kedron Cemetery. Newton Press, Apr. 1, 1891
Thomas, Mrs. Malanda Jane, 85, passed away at her home in Newton after fracturing her hip
in a fall two weeks ago. Rev. R.R. Finlayson conducted funeral services at the Central Christian Church; burial
was at Chapel cemetery near Falmouth. She was a daughter of Jesse and Henrietta (nee Murphy) Smith and was born
in Shelby County, IL on 22 December 1855. She married William Henry Thomas on 25 December 1873, bearing 8 children.
She was preceded in death by Mr. Thomas and 2 daughters, Cora & Minnie. Surviving are her children: Mrs. Margaret
Calhoun, Mrs. Ada Brooks, Miss Lillian Thomas and Ky Thomas all of Newton; Mrs. Effie Scherer & Perry Thomas
of Olney, as well as 14 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Excerpted from the Newton Press on 23 Sep 1941.
[Contributed by Source #5]
Thomas, Marshall - Wade Twp. 1882. [N.P. 1882, contrib by Source #28]
Thomas, Minnie E. - Wade Twp. 1882. [N.P. 1882, contrib by Source #28]
Thomas, William - 75, a well to do farmer of near the Love Dord bridge, west of Falmouth, died Saturday night after having been in ill health for several months. Mr. Thomas was well known and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a wide circle of friends. He is survived by his wife, his sons, John, Ky and Perry Thomas and daughters Mrs. Levi Byrd, Mrs. Maggie Calhoun, Mrs. Effie Romack, Mrs. Ada Brooks and Mrs. Roy Greenwood. John lives in Oregon, Perry at Olney and believed to reside in Jasper County. There are also a number of grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday with burial in Chapel Cemetery near Falmouth. Newton Press, 14 October 1919, [Contributed by Source #5]
Thompson, Odessa Emily - infant, died Aug. 6. Newton Press, Aug. 19, 1891
Thompson, ---- Old man Thompson of Grove township, died last week. Mr. Thompson was about 80 years of age. (webmaster's note: if this is Frederick Gracen Thompson, he was in his late 60's) Dec 7, 1876
Thompson, John I. - born in Bedford co, VA in May 1802 and died at his residence in Newton,
Oct. 1, 1875. His early life was spent as clerk in a wholesale and retail house in Lunchburg, VA.... In 1834 he
married and soon afterwards moved with his family to Missouri, setting on the river Fabura in Lewis county, buying
160 acres of land from the Government. He resided here until 1858, when he removed with his family to Haywood county,
Tennessee, where he remained until 1869, when he came to this county. Mr. Thompson was a kind and indulgent parent
and fully enjoyed the respect and confidence of all who knew him. Oct. 7, 1875
Thompson, Mrs. Ray - passed away Friday. Newton Press, Aug. 17, 1916 (1926?)
Thompson, Richard L. - 57, of Hidalgo, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 3, 2000) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Thompson, Sarah Elizabeth - b. 1866, dau of M/M Alison Bailey. Spouse: Sanford Thompson.
Death reported 12 Sep 1944
Thompson, Victoria --- MRS. V. THOMPSON, FORMER RESIDENT, DIES. Mrs. Victoria Thompson of Ada, Okla., died August 23 (1949) at the home of a son, L. H. Thompson, at Newton, Ill. She was 76 years old and a former resident of this county, but had lived in Oklahoma for the past 26 years. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. H. C. Hodges of Ada, Okla., Mrs. L. A. Shockley of Van Buren and Mrs. Howard Uptgraft of Edmond, Okla.; five sons, J. D. Thompson of Sapulpa, Okla., R. H. of St. Louis, L. G. of Albuquerque, N. M., C. L. of Conroe, Tex., and L. H. Thompson of Newton, Ill.; two brothers, Jim LeRoux of Naylor and John LeRoux of Streeter, Ill, and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Little of Naylor, Mrs. Hattie Boyles of Doniphan and Mrs. Belle Decker of Grandin. [Submitted by Src #96 who adds: The Illinois Statewide Death Index lists the county where she died as Crawford not Jasper. Victoria's husband was Charles Thompson]
Thrasher, Eliza - May 10, 1887, 50 years. Died at Poor Farm.
Thresher, ? - Old man Thresher, who lived in the north-west part of town, died very suddenly on Sunday evening last, of heart disease. Mar 9, 1876
Tippit, Luke - former resident, but for several years living at Toronto, Canada, died in Olney last week. His wife and children are in Toronto. May 22, 1889
Titus, Guy R. Jr., 76, of Rose Hill, formerly of Mattoon, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday (Jan. 3, 2000) at his uncles' home in Rose Hill.
Todd (nee Withers), Aheniom in Effingham, b. 1861. Death reported 6 Feb 1945.
Todd, Samuel (Thursday, March 2, 1876), old and respected citizen of Willow Hill Township.
Died on Saturday last. [Contributed by Source #4]
Todd, Ruth B. pneumonia, Willow Hill. Aged 56y, 11m, 25d. Died Jan. 20, 1879. [Contributed by Source #4]
Todd, Mrs. (January 22, 1879), Died "Monday last". Lived Willow Hill. Widow of S. B. Todd. [Contributed by Source #4]
Tol_ver, Clarence - infant, died Jan. 22, 1891 Crooked Creek.
Tracy, Hiram Born in Indiana. Came to Grove Township 23 years ago; in 1861 moved near
Rose Hill. Winter of 1875 joined Methodist Protestant Church. Died on Oct. 19, 1881 about 1- 3/4 miles southwest of Rose Hill at home. Had typhoid malarial fever. Wife, five children, one brother and one sister survived him.[Contributed by Source #4]
Trainor, Eber - of Wade tp. has died of winter fever within the past six or eight days. Dec. 28, 1876
Trainor, Mrs. B. - living on Goose Prairie, died this (Thursday) morning of typhoid fever. Aged 68 years. Newton Press, Thursday, March 9, 1876
Trexler, Effie - daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John J. Trexler, died at Wheeler on Wednesday.
November 16, 1887
Trexler, Franklin - departed this life February 10 after an illness of 5 days. He was a young man known throughout this community. LATONA: 13 FEB. 1884 (contrib. by Source #28)
Trexler, Johnson - a pioneer of Jasper Co., died at the family home in North Muddy township, yesterday, aged 82. Deceased was well known and highly respected, a farmer in good circumstances and a citizen whom any community would be glad to have reside within it's limits. Surviving are three sons and a daughter, Ed, Vint, Al Trexler and Mrs. Nancy J. Webster. In addition to one brother, Jackson Trexler, several grand-children and other relatives are living. Funeral services today 11 a.m.at Kedron church. 1906 (Contrib. by Source #28)
Trexler, Mrs. Jonathan died at the family home in North Muddy, yesterday. Deceased was a
lady of exemplary conduct and christian virtues, and will be sincerely mourned. She leaves surviving an aged husband,
and four children; Clyde, Merritt, Mrs. John (Minnie) Clark and Mrs. Elmer (Lillian) Howell. 1902 (Contrib. by
Trimble, Edgar, 66, Blue Mound, died 4:55 a.m. Saturday Decatur Memorial Hospital; retired farmer, born Nov. 3, 1903, in Jasper County, son of Robert and Cora Newlin Trimble; married Bernice Grunert March 27, 1931 she died June 7, 1946; leaves parents, Farmer City; sons Boyd and Ralph, both of Blue Mound; brothers, Wayne Bellflower, Fred, Storm Lake, Iowa, Floyd, Moweaqua; sisters, Marie Watkins, Springfield, Mary Morgan, Evanston, Lois Gosnell, Mount Zion, Roberta Daniels, St Louis; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, one daughter preceded him in death; services 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aten Funeral Home, Blue Mound; burial Macon Cemetery; call after 5 p.m. Sunday [The Decatur Herald (Decatur, IL) 18 Jan 1970, pg. 26]
Tritt, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth, nee Gibson, 72 years old, widow of Joseph M. Tritt, died at St. Elisabeth's Hospital at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. She resided at Reeb Station. The deceased was born in Summerfield, O., January 2, 1848. She was married to Josep h M. Tritt in Jasper County, Ill., 53 years ago. Mr. Tritt died on July 1, 1 906. Surviving are the following children: Carrie henderson in Ohio; Charles R., John R., and T.G. Tritt, all in Nebraska; Mrs. F.L. Vogt, Eugene Tritt, and Roy Tr itt, all of Belleville, and Mrs. O.T. Horn of St. Joseph, Mo. The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday from the home to Walnut Hill Cemetery. [Thursday, November 18, 1920; Belleville News Democrat (Belleville, IL)]
Trobaugh, Frank - death occurred "last week". North Muddy Township. Newton Pr ess, Feb. 17, 1876
Trobaugh, James - 82 years, 3 months and 22 days - Dec. 29. Newton Press, Jan. 23, 1889
Turner, Mrs C.P. - "The wife of C. P. Turner died Wednesday and was interred Thursday
in the Cummins Cemetery. Her funeral was preached by Rev. J. K. Dillon, Universalist, of which denomination she
was a member. Mrs. Turner was sick quite a while with consumption." Newton Press, 10/28/1891; [Note: Her death
date was 10/21/1891. Her maiden name was Arminda Cummins - Submitted by Jeff Turner]
Turner, Frank - See Homer Turner's obit.
Turner, Homer - little son of Henry and Miranda Turner, aged 5 years less 4 days, died Wednesday Sept. 29th at about 11 o'clock p.m. of congestive chill. The remains were deposited in the Kibler graveyard, 8 miles north-west of Newton, on the Thursday following. Also Frank, second child, aged 2 years 1 month and 1 day, died Thursday Sept 30 at about 4 o'clock p.m. The remains were buried as above on the Friday following. Newton Press, Oct 7, 1875
Turner, Mrs. Miranda - whose death we mentioned last week, was born in Willow Hill township, Jasper county, Sept. 19, 1842. Her maiden name was Bridges and she was united with her husband, Henry Turner, in 1864?. To this union six children were born, three of whom are living. At the age of 18 she joined the Baptist church and lived a christian life. Newton Press, 16 Nov. 1887 [contrib by Source #28]
Turnipseed (nee Terrell), Mrs. Howard of Oblong, age 52. Death reported 6 Feb 1945.
Ulm, Robert of Oblong was KIA in France. Death reported 29 Sep 1944
Ulrich, Lewis of encephalitis, Ste. Marie, aged 25 years. Died Dec. 18, 1878. [Contributed by Source #4]
Ulrich, Mary E. - died Nov. 14, ; age 73 yrs, 5 mos, 12 days - From "Past Year's
Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Upton - Mrs. Maria Trainor Upton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Trainor, was born in Jasper county, Illinois, October 12, 1839 and departed this life March 3, 1933, aged 93 years, 4 months and 21 days, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. O. May of near Newton.
On February 22, 1860, she was united in marriage to Thomas Upton. He preceded her to the grave January 9, 1890. To this union were born ten children of whom Mrs. George (Lizzie) Mattingly, and Martha, Merna and Lena Upton, and four grand-children are deceased.
Left to mourn are Albertus Upton of Waveland, Indiana; Mrs. Ida Rinehart of Sailor Springs, Mrs. Ella May of Newton, Colmore Upton of Vienna, Illinois, Mrs. Emma Weaver of Newton, and Mrs. Louvisa Bruner of Rose Hill; twenty-two grand-children and fifty-seven great grand-children.
For many years Mrs. Upton has been a faithful member of the Primitive Baptist church at Dundas, always attending church until failing health kept her home. Funeral services were held Sunday at 11 o'clock at the Dundas Baptist church with Elder George W. Inyart of Olney in charge. The last rites were attended by a large number of old friends and neighbors, besides her children and near relatives. The Newton Press, Friday, March 10, 1933, contributed by Source #33
Utterback (nee Vanderhoof), Laura of Springfield, age 71. Spouse: Towner Utterback. Death reported 29 Dec 1944.
Utterback, P.H. of Oblong, age 70. Death reported 29 Dec 1944.
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