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Jasper County, Illinois
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Obituaries and Notices of Death
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Vanatta, John - died May 18, 1917; age 70 yrs, 7 mos, 9 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Vanatta, Kennison of Hidalgo, b. 1853. Death reported 9 Feb 1945.
Vanderhoof, --- A little child of "Dick" Vanderhoof died Friday, October 6th 
Oct. 12, 1876
Vanderhoof --- Aaron J. Vanderhoof, son of Henry Vanderhoof, of this township, was killed by the west bound express on the Van. R.R. at Jewett, about 7 o'clock pm. Saturday, November 29th, 1879. Deceased was about 27 years of age, and apparently in good health. He had just eaten his supper and started across the track to a store to get some tobacco. It is supposed that the pilot struck him and threw him against a post, near the center of the platform, eight or ten feet from the track, where the body was found by the operator, about a half hour after the accident. The train was running at the rate of about 60 miles an hour. Deceased leaves a wife and one child, father, mother, six brothers and three sisters to mourn his untimely demise. The remains were buried in the graveyard west of Jewett, Sunday evening. [NEWTON WEEKLY PRESS - November 1879, submitted by Src #84]
Vanderhoof, Elizabeth, 61 - Death came suddenly yesterday [July 19, 1926] following a heart attack...Internment will be in Sierra Madre cemetery [in California]. She was born in Salem, Ill, January 21, 1865, but was brought up in...Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky where her brother, Dr. M.A. Scovell, was dean for many years. Returning to Illinois, she met and married N.B. Vanderhoof at Newton. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderhoof and their two sons, Fred E. and Ralph S. moved to California in 1910, locating first at Sierra Madre and later in the Lamanda Park section of Pasadena. Mrs. Vanderhoof was well known in Newton many years ago, where her father, N.S. Scovell, was city superintendent of schools. She is a sister of Mrs. B.F. Harrah of Washington, D.C., Mrs. John Dovell of Paden, Okla., and Frank Scovell of Missouri. Newton Press, July 30, 1926
Vanderhoof, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Richard Vanderhoof, died at her home in Newton, at a quarter
to 2 o'clock p.m., yesterday (Wednesday) after a brief illness of pneumonia. She was aobut 26 years of age and
was loved and respected by all who knew her. She leaves a husband, three small children and many relatives and
friends to mourn her untimely demise. May 11, 1876
Vanderhoof, George V. - was born in Newton, near where the Gooch poultry house is now located, Feb. 14, 1840, and departed this life at his late residence in this city, Sunday, Feb. 5, 1899, at 11:30 a.m., aged 58 years, 11 months and 22 days. Deceased was married to Nannie E. Thomas, who survives him. To them were born two children, both of whom died in their infancy.
Mr. Vanderhoof served his country during the Civil War as a soldier, enlisting in Co. K, 38th Ill. Vol., and was in 64 engagements, receiving severe injury in the hips from being run over in a Confederate cavalry charge at Chickamauga. At the time of his death he was adjutant of the regimental organization.
He was a man of genial disposition, and although racked with pain from his wounds, which gradually shortened one leg so that walking was difficult and attended with suffering, he rarely complained and was always cheerful and pleasant to all with whom he came in contact. At one time he held a position as foreman at the Chester penitentiary over a gang of men, but was compelled to resign on account of his lameness.
Several weeks ago Mr. Vanderhoof was stricken with partial paralysis; from this he temporarily recovered, but about ten days before his death had a second stroke. Realizing then that he had but a short time to live it is said that he predicted the day and the hour when he would have to go. He joined the Presbyterian church during his last illness.
Funeral services were held at the residence yesterday forenoon by Rev. T. E. Burrowes, after which the body was taken in charge of the Grand Army and interment occurred at the Newton cemetery with the beautiful ritual ceremonies of the order.
Deceased was a son of the late Henry Vanderhoof, a pioneer citizen. He leaves a wife, an adopted daughter, Miss Ottie Vanderhoof, five brothers-Richard, Clay, and Bush of Newton, Frank of Jewett, and Otis of Rose Hill-and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Martin and Mrs. Sarah Snell of Chicago. To the relatives, we tender the sympathy of the community. The Newton Press, February 8, 1899 - Contributed by Source #33
Vanderhoof, Henry - was born in Stark county, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1816 and died at his home in Newton, Ill. Jan. 21, 1894, at 11:30 a.m.
He was married to Miss Mary Rhodes April 14, 1839, and with her came to Jasper county the same year. To them were born eleven children, eight of whom are living, viz: Geo. V., Richard H. and J. C. Vanderhoof, Newton; Otis D. and N. B. Vanderhoof, Rose Hill; Frank Vanderhoof, Jewett; and Mrs. Mary Martin and Mrs. Sarah Snell, Chicago. Mrs. Vanderhoof died in 1864 and in the following year he married Catharine Jarred, who survives him. One child which died in infancy was born to them.
Uncle Henry was a good citizen, prominent in business and as a farmer for 55 years in Jasper county. He was a man of warm, generous impulses, always ready to do whatever he thought would best promote the prosperity of the community in which he lived. During his life time he held several offices of honor and profit and led the forlorn hope of the Greenback and People's party on several occasions. In politics he always took a lively interest, not as a candidate with the prospect of winning at the current election, but with the hope of building up a party for the future that could cope with the Democrats and Republicans in national affairs. Failure never daunted him and he was just as zealous six weeks ago when he took sick as when he first started out in 1876.
For thirty years he was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. Yesterday morning after services by Rev. J. R. Skinner his remains were laid to rest in the Vanderhoof cemetery, three miles southeast of Newton, whither they were followed by a large circle of friends who wished to testify to the upright character of the deceased. The Newton Press, January 1894 - Contributed by Source #33
Vanderhoof, Mrs. Mary (Thursday, April 6, 1876), in her 73rd year of age, died 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 1876. Came to Jasper county 36 years ago with her husband. Member of the Methodist church. Buried in the family burying ground. [Contributed by Source #4]
Vanderhoof, Nathaniel (Friday, January 19, 1900), a veteran of the Civil War died. Survived by Mrs. D. J. (Maggie) Russell of Willow Hill, Mrs. George (Ida) Trosel of Jewett, Mrs. Charles (Lillie) Fasnacht of Newton, Mrs. Towner (Laura) Utterback of Newton, and Charles, Quincy, Orson, Mary, Anna, and Clara (all of Newton). [Contributed by Source #4]
Vanetta, Olive - aged, 76 years, 1 mo and 6 days. She was the wife of Levi and lived in
Hidalgo. She was the 11th child of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Carr. Married Levi Vanetta in 1870 and to this union were
born five children, one of whom died in infancy. The children are Mrs. Alta M. Bowers of Hidalgo, Mrs. Maude Combs
of Champaign, Dr. Clyde and Ed of Hidalgo. One sister, Mrs. Isadore Kibler of Hidalgo also survives, along with
4 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dec. 21, 1926
Varvil, George W. - for many years a prominent farmer of Wheeler vicinity, passed away Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace Cockrum of Waukegan, after an extended period of ill health. He went there about a year ago when his health failed.
Mr. Varvil was born, April 9, 1868, a son of Bryce and Mrs. Christena Varvil, and resided in the vicinity of Wheeler most of his life. He was united in marriage to Miss Emma Smith, February 1, 1886, who preceded him in death. They were the parents of six children, five of whom survive, namely: Mrs. Lona Stortzum of Newton, James Varvil and Mrs. Nellie Burke of Willow Hill, Mrs. Grace Cockrum of Waukegan and Mrs. Nola Sloop of Alton.
He was united in marriage to Mrs. Maude Manuel of Wheeler, February 2, 1905. To them three children were born, two of whom, Cleo Varvil of Waukegan and Merl Varvil of Decatur, survive.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maude Varvil; seven children; two step-children, Mrs. Ethel Bell of Champaign and Elbert Manuel of Wheeler vicinity; eighteen grand-children; one brother and one sister, Charles Varvil and Mrs. Stella Henderson of Wheeler vicinity; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the Wheeler M. E. church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Turis E. Davis of Dieterich. Burial was in Wheeler cemetery. The Newton Press, July18, 1939 [contributed by Source #33]
Vaughn, Margaret - A young lady who lived with the family of Henry Areheart in Willow Hill township, died yesterday morning at about 7 o'clock, after an illness of several months. Aug 19, 1875
Vernice, Mary Cramer - Infant. died Aug. 24  . Newton Press,Sept 9, 1891
Vice, Milton - died near this place, Tuesday (March 28) after several months illness. Deceased was a member of the K & H Lodge of this city, by which order he was buried. He leaves two daughters to whom his beneficiary Certificate of $2,000 was made payable. Newton Press, Wednesday April 5, 1882 (contrib. by Source #28)
VonAlmen, Mrs. Wm. - Elizabeth Mattingly was born March 14, 1841 in Jasper County, Illinois. As a child of sixteen years, she was received into the membership of the Christian church. On the seventh of October, 1862, she was united in wedlock with Wm. VonAlmen of Richland. To them were born thirteen children, of whom but five survive them. Her husband died on the eleventh of March, 1915. The children surviving her are Mrs. Wolf, of Ohio; Chas. of Olney; Mrs. Wm. Lamkin, of Louisville, KY; Frederick and Mrs. Ed Williams of Preston. Besides these she leaves twelve grandchildren and many friends to mourn her departure. February 20, 1917 - Newton Press credited the Olney Times
Von Reudgisch, Mrs. Dr. - died suddenly at her home near Newton last week of erysipelas. Passed through an old house while visiting a neighbor and a flooring plank broke tearing her leg. Erysipelas followed. About 40 years old. [Contributed by Source #4] (Thursday, September 13, 1877)
Von Reudgisch, Otto (July 3, 1878), Born in Prussia. Died Sunday morning last. Only 20 year
old son survived him. Otto about 56 years old. [Contributed by Source #4]
Vorheis, Margaret Ann - died Feb. 24, ; age 83 yrs, 7 mos, 17 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Wabash, Mrs. Catherine - wife of E.C. Wallace, died of typhoid fever at the residence of her husband in Grove tp., on the 7th, at 7 o'clock p.m. The deceased was in her 35th year and leaves a husband and five children to mourn her early demise. She was a member of the Baptist church.... Nov. 16, 1876
Wade, James J. - died Jan. 27, ; age 89 yrs, 9 mos, 24 days - From "Past Year's
Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Wade, Mrs. Lucinda - Died, at her residence, in this place, on the morning of the 28th ultimo, Mrs. Lucinda Wade, in the sixty-eighth year of her age. Mother Wade was one of the early settlers of this place, and but a few of that number remain. Some twenty-eight years ago she professed religion and united with the C.P. Church. That church being soon after disbanded, she joined the O.S. Presbyterian Church, of which, she remained an exemplary and acceptable member till her death.
She was highly respected and beloved by the citizens among whom she lived, as shown by the vast concourse that attended her funeral. Her life was that of the righteous and her last ends was like His -- that Saviour in whom she had trusted for many years was with her to the last; and though her afflictions were great, by Him "her dying bed was made soft as downy pillows are." She has left a number of near relatives to mourn their loss, but "not to sorrow as those who have no hope." "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." June 29, 1868. J.E.R. [The Newton Weekly Press, July 3, 1868]
Wagoner, Isaac - Slate Point: Isaac Wagoner died the 23rd. of November of typhoid fever, after a sickness of about 2 weeks. He was buried in Gass Cemetery. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 1883 (Contrib. by Source #28)
Waggle, Anne - 70, of Rose Hill died at 3:24 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2000) at her home.
Wakefield, Angelico, 40 yrs old, died Oct. 22, 1888 - Newton Press, Nov. 21, 1888
Wakefield, Mrs. Anna - died at her residence near Buck Grove, Smallwood twp, Thursday last, after a lingering illness of pneumonia. She was a daughter of Mr. W.H.H. Wharton. She was married to W.N. Wakefield several years ago and the two lived happily together raising a family of children, the oldest of whom is now about 15. Newton Press, Jan. 14, 1891
Wakefield, Milton - born March 7, 1845 at Greencastle, Ind, moved to Illinois when 7 years old with his parents and lived at Wakefield, Richland co. for a few years and then moved to Jasper co., where here resided on a farm in the Pleasant Ridge vincinity south of Newton until the last few years which were spent in Newton; and passed away quite suddenly about 10 o'clock, Friday morning, January 14, as he was walking up town, aged 81 years, 10 mos and 7 days. He served over four years in comapny F, 46th IL Infantry during the civil war, participting in many engagements. He was married to Miss Mary Wharton in 1867, and they were the parents of five children, four of whom survive, viz: Sherman of Fresno, Calif; Edna of Newton; Albert of Wakefield; Adda, deceased; and Anna of Casey. He was again united in marriage to Miss Sarah A. Alcorn in 1888 and they were the parents of four children, Harry C. of Wakefield, Charles M. of Newton and Frederick and Milton Jr., deceased. Her death occurred on March 1(?), 1914. In 1922, he was married to Mrs. Narcissus Vance, who survives him....Interment was in Pleasant Ridge cemetery. Tuesday, January 18, 1927
Wakefield, Miss Stella age 21 years and 6 months, died at the residence of her father, Mr. W.N. Wakefield, in South Newton. Saturday evening, after a long illiness of consumption. Deceased was a young lady of pleasant, sociable disposition, bright and quick intellect, a kind, christian spirit, cheerful, even tempered and a great favorite in the church, and among her friends and relatives. Services were conducted by Rev. C. W. Sabine, M.E. pastor, and the remains taken to the Pleasant Ridge cemetery for interment, Monday. We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved father. February 22, 1893
Wakefield, William L. (Wednesday, December 1, 1897), born in Clay county, Indiana. Son of
Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Wakefield. Family came to Jasper county, Illinois when William was quite young. Enlisted
in Union Army when 15 years, 3 months, and 11 days old. Service was from November 1861 until the end of the Civil
War. Member of Co. F., 46th Illinois Volunteers (corporal). Married Clara Manning. Lived in Smallwood Township.
Died of brain fever on Thanksgiving morning at his home. Wife, 3 sons, 4 daughters survived him. Also, surviving
were brothers Milton and John N. of Jasper county, and Thomas of Iowa. Also, his sister (Mrs. Abe Weaver of Jasper
county) survived him. [Contributed by Source #4]
Walker, George - died at the residence of our parents...Friday, Feb. 23, 1877, aged 25 yrs, 2 mos and 21 days...of consumption. Born in Putnam county, IN, Dec 2, 1852. N.P. March 1, 1877
Walker, Isaac H., Dr. (Wednesday, January 21, 1880), Born in 1829 in Kentucky. Came to Indiana
when young. Graduated from college in Greencastle, Indiana; to Illinois when about 27 years old. Lived in Newton
for 22 years. [Contributed by Source #4]
Walker, I. H. (January 14, 1880), died at 3 p.m. yesterday. Died in Newton at D. W. Hill's home. [Contributed by Source #4]
Walker, Isaac Kenneth - beloved son of A.N. and E.A. Walker, died at the home of his parents in Newton on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1876, aged 4 years, five months and 15 days. Interred in the Newton cemetery. Oct. 12, 1876
Walker, Julia - On the morning of the 15th ult., Julia Walker, daughter of I.H. and R.J. Walker, aged 18 months and 6 days. N.P. July 27, 1866
Wall, Lydia Miss - died Feb. 26, ; age 73 - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Wallace, Mrs. Catherine (Thursday, Nov. 16, 1876), wife of E. Wallace, in her 35th year. Died of typhoid fever on Nov. 7th at 7 p.m. in Grove Township. Husband and 5 children survived her. Member of Baptist church. [Contributed by Source #4]
Walpole, [Unknown child] - Also, on Sunday morning last at about 4 o'clock, of erysipelas,
a little child of L. and Sarah Walpole, aged 2 months and 17 days. Oct. 8, 1874
Waltz, Thomas L. - youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Waltz, died... in Newton on Saturday, Jan. 16, 1892 at 1:42 p.m., aged 12 yrs, 7 mos and 29 d. ... He had been ill for a week or more with pneumonia, brought on by the grip. Sunday, Rev. J.F. Martin, pastor of the Presbytrian church..interred Newton cemetery. Jan. 20, 1892
Ward, Armstead - one of the early settlers of Crooked Creek township, was born in Bourbon County, Ky., March 5 1814, and the son of John and Nancy Billington Ward. His father was born in South Carolina, and his mother in 1796, at Losantville, now Cincinnati, Ohio. They were married in Bourbon County, Ky. when the deceased was seven years of age he was sent to school in Ohio. When he was twelve he returned to Kentucky where he attended school and worked on a farm for a time and then moved to Indiana, where he also engaged in farming.
In 1851 our father came to this township (Crooked Creek) and settled on 500 acres of land that he entered the previous year, which constituted as fine a farm as was in the township. He dealt largely in stock.
In 1852 his wife, a member of the Christian Church, died leaving him with eight children, Tilitha Ann, America Ann, John William, Sarah Ann, Nancy Jane, Martha Ellen, James Henry, and Richard Madison. One child Phoebe Jane, died previous to the death of the mother. Those surviving from his first marriage are John William, Sarah Ann, James Henry, and Richard Madison. His first wife died in 1893, leaving him the father of eight children, four deceased as follows: Merilda J., Janeah, Daniel and Dorses. Those living are: Mary F. Judson K., Samuel A. and Lulu.
The subject of this obituary had served as county judge, justice of the peace and school treasurer, was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, and of the Christian Church. He had been gradually going down health for several years, but was able to get around and visit his children and friends until about three months ago, when he was confined to the house but was yet able to wait upon himself with the exception of the last twenty-five or thirty days, when he had to be helped. For five days he was helpless and at last unconscious. His death occurred at 4:15 am January 30 . On the day following at 11a.m. his funeral was held. Rev. McCash, of near Hazel Dell preaching the sermon..... [scripture deleted]
Deceased was a faithful believer in the Bible and a worker in the cause of Christianity all of his life. He joined the New Lights in his younger days and was baptized in that church in Indiana, and afterwards transferred his membership to the Disciples, or Christian Church, remaining a consistent member until his death. father was not a loud professing Christian. He didnít believe so much in talking Christianity as in doing it. He delighted in feeding the poor, and he was never known to turn a traveler or a hungry man from his door. In his dying hours he said that his blessed Savior was with him. We followed him to his last resting place, and seeing the beautiful tomb that kind friends had decorated with evergreens, we can not help but repeat our thanks to you again for the goodness and kindness you have shown to us. OLDER SON [Contributed by Source #37]
Ward, Burton - who resided at the farm home of his father on Goose prairie, died very suddenly of rheumatism of the heart, Saturday. He was about 21 years of age and a promising young man. The remains were interred in the Newton cemetery. Feb. 24, 1892
Ward, Harvey - one of Wheeler's best citizens died last week. He was serving as a justice of the peace at the date of his death. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the funeral. Newton Press, March 21, 1888
Ward, Flossie Jewel - Infant. died Sept 5, 1891. Death reported October 14, 1891
Ward, Stephen F. - died June 14, ; age 70 yrs, 5 mos, 25 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Ward, Wm. - died on last Thursday. He was an old and highly respected citizen of this township.
Sept. 10, 1890
Waren, Mrs. Mana, 64, Newton, died 3 a.m. Friday in home; leaves husband, Francis; son, Ernest, Roberts; Thomas, Danville; Russell, Houston,Tex.; Marion, Oak Park; Bernard, Newton; Glen, Indianapolis; daughters, Mrs. Ardilla Ishan, Elkhorn, Wis.; Mrs. Ruth Draper, Chicago; Mrs. Clara Heath, Indianapolis; body sent from Reese. Funeral Home, Newton, to Scott Funeral Home, Chrisman; arrangements incomplete. [The Decatur Daily Review (Decatur, IL) 28 May 1955, p. 27]
Warner, Bertha - step daughter of Uncle John Catt, aged 15, died of typhoid fever on the 22nd in Willow Hill. Nov. 30, 1877
Warren, Mrs - wife of Henry, died on the 3rd after a short illness. March 4, 1870
Watt, Mrs. Fidelia - died Friday. Her funeral was preached, Saturday, by Rev. Millard H_le. Yale, April 17, 1899
Watts, Lovina - born July 15, 1841, died December 28, 1918 aged 77 years, 5 months and 13 days. Married to Joseph M. Watts, Nov. 9, 1856. Eleven children, four of whom survive, viz. Charles, Catherine, James and Joseph. There also remains one sister, Mrs. L.F. Jones; one half sister, Mrs. L. Spencer and one half brother, Wayne Martin; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning, Rev. J.M. Adams officiating. Interment at Riverside cemetery. Jan. 3, 1919
Waymouth, Mrs. Guy - nee Mertie Sampson, passed away Tuesday, July 27, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Laura A. Sampson at Wheeler, following a long illness, having been bedfast for about six months. Deceased, the youngest daughter of Mark and Laura A. Sampson, was born February 15, 1890, and was at the time of death was 36 years, 5 months and 12 days old. She married Guy Waymouth, and two sons, Paul and Gordon were born to them. These, together with her husband, mother, three sisters, Mrs. J.A. Reed of Newton, Mrs. Arthur Belden of Wood River and Miss Florence Sampson of Effingham, and one brother, Prof. Homer C. Sampson of Ohio State University, Columbus, survive..... Interment was in the Wheeler cemetery. Newton Press, July 30, 1926
Weaver - Little John W. Weaver, step-son of T.B. Jones, died on last Wednesday. Funeral
services were held at the residence on Thursday by Rev. J.R. Wright after which the interment took place at the
Newton cemetery. Newton Press, Jan. 25, 1888
Ina Elizabeth (Lewis) Weaver, 102, of Beardstown, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Heritage Manor South. She was born Aug. 17, 1897, in Jasper County, Ingraham, Illinois. She was the daughter of Enoch and Ella (Stanley) Lewis. She married John A. Weaver of Edgewood on May 4, 1919. She was received into the Adventist Fellowship on Sept. 16, 1967, at Noble. Mr. and Mr. Weaver moved to Beardstown on April 27, 1979 from Salem. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Mary Ellen Alderson, a son, William Lewis Weaver, two sons-in-law, Roland Alderson and James W. Pigg; a daughter-in-law, Kathryne Weaver; a great-grandson, Cody Alderson; three sisters and one brother. She is survived by one daughter, Eva Ruth Pigg of Beardstown; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday; Oct. 13, 1999, at the Farina Chapel Cemetery of Farina. Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home of Beardstown is in charge of the arrangements. [The Rushville Times, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, page 9A, column 5]
Weaver, John - living over the line in Jasper county, died last Friday from the effect of
injuries received in being thrown from a mule he was riding while on his way to Newton
on New Year's morning to procure the services of a doctor to attend a sick child. The Olney Times, quoted in the
Newton Press on January 21, 1875
Weaver, Mrs. - wife of Joseph Weaver, died at her home in this place, Wednesday evening. Newton Press, March 15, 1877
Weaver, Mrs. Nola - At 1:45 o'clock Saturday morning, March 26, 1904, died at the family
residence one-half mile west of Boos. The summons came without warning from an affection of the heart. She had
been in poor health for some time, but her family and friends were not expecting a fatal result so soon. Throughout
her long illness she displayed a fortitude and patience rarely equaled, she was ready and willing to go at any
time the Lord called. While her death was in a measure anticipated, yet it caused deep sorrow throughout the entire
community and in a wide circle of kindred and warm friends. Deceased, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Stark,
and was born in Missouri, June 7, 1879. She was joined in marriage to Clinton Weaver, February 14, 1900. She leaves
to mourn her death, a loving husband, an aged mother, four brothers and one sister: William, Jim, Perry, John D.
Stark and Mrs. (Jane) Sherman Wakefield. While the deceased had lived a faithful life she will be sorely missed,
for her life was so useful, her place can hardly be filled. But she is gone and all that remains to the many who
knew and loved her is a sweet memory. Funeral services were held at the residence at 11 o'clock Sunday morning,
conducted by F.J. Compton, after which the remains were tenderly laid in the tomb by loving hands, a large concourse
of sorrowing friends attending to pay a last sad tribute to the dear departed.
[Contributed by Source #28]
Weaver, Nova - Saturday forenoon, about 10:30, Nova Weaver, aged 18 years, was killed by a stroke of lightning while standing under a large tree near the Creamery, south of town. Young Weaver was on his way to town, driving a team of horses to the running gears of a wagon. A heavy rain coming on he drove out tot he side of the road, with his horses reined up against the fence, and got under the tree for shelter. A brilliant flash of lightning, followed by a sharp clap of thunder, starteled everybody. A neighbor who was near noticed that Weaver fell over as if stunned. Hurrying up to him he was picked up and brought to town with all haste and taken to the office of Dr.A.A. Franke, but death ensued before assistance could be rendered. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weaver, of Fox Prairie, Smallwood township, and an excellent young man. His parents and relatives have the sympathy of their many friends in the hour of their afflication. Newton Press, Wednesday, August 1, 1888
Weaver, Orle, aged 14 yrs and 6 mos. Died Aug. 28, 1888. Newton Press - Nov. 7, 1888
Weaver, William H. - aged 83, died at his home in Decatur, October 17. He was a brother of Jacob Weaver of Olney and Abraham Weaver of Ingraham and an uncle of Cliffton Wilson of near Shamrock. He was engaged in farming near Wakefield and West Liberty for many years, and is survived by seven children. Civil War veteran. Nov. 1, 1927
Webb, Mrs. Ann - aged 90 years, 9 months and 4 days, died at Rushville, Ind. Friday. Deceased was the mother of our fellow townsman, John Q. Webb, who was called to her bedside a few days before she died. June 5, 1889
Weber, Dennis - who had been in poor health for the last month, died August 23,  at the Olney sanitarium, aged 58 years, 10 mos, 12 days. He was born in Baden, Germany, October 11, 1867, and came to the United States with his parents when four years old, making his home in Jasper county, where he resided until his death. He was married on August 30, 1892, to Miss Mary Dorsch of Evansville, and to them were born eleven children, two of whom preceded their parents to the great beyond. He wife died six years ago. Surviving are William, Tillie, Oscar, Joseph, John, Anna, Albert, Frank and Eugene, all of Wendelin, besides one grandchild. There are also surviving brothers and sisters: Henry Weber of Bonair, Iowa, Mrs. John Kessler, Mrs. Michael Lobmier and Mrs. Otto Weber of Wendelin, Mrs. Joseph Feldmann of Wilhelmina, Mo., Mrs. Matt Richert of Evansville...Interment was in Holy Cross cemetery at Wendelin.
Weber, Katie - aged 10 years, 10 months and 26 days, Dec. 12, South Muddy twp. Newton Press, January 29, 1890
Weber, Mary [nee Darsch] - b. in Elsass, Germany, now Alsace, France, January 9, 1870; came to American when a child; was married to Dennis Weber, August 30, 1892; and departed this life at the family home in South Muddy twp, November 7, 1919, after a brief illness, following an operation for gallstones. Eleven children, Kate and an infant daughter passing away. Those living, besides their father are: Tillie, William, Oscar, Joseph, John, Anna, Albert, Frank and Eugene. Funeral services were held at Wendelin Catholic church, Monday, November 10 by Rev. Fr. Anton Keifer of Stringtown, interment following at St. Wendel's cemetery. William, a son of Mr. Weber and his late wife was a teacher at Lawrenceville, but had to resign on account of a serious illness of typhoid fever. He is now convalescent. Nov. 1919
Weber, Philip T. - aged 1 year, 6 months, and 10 days. South Muddy twp, Jan. 30. Newton
Press, Feb. 19, 1890
Webster, Noah Morgan - The death of Noah Morgan Webster ensued after he had been in Lincoln a week, visiting his daughter, Mrs. Edward Allison. While there he was suddenly taken ill with Bright's disease and a few days later was removed to St. Clara's hospital, where he died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1912.
Deceased was accompanied to Lincoln by his wife, Mrs. Mary Webster, who made arrangements for the shipment of the body to Effingham county where services and burial took place Friday, August 16.
Mr. Webster was born in Clay Co., Sept. 26, 1854 and was married to Mary Elizabeth Colborn, Oct. 11, 1875. To this union were born 9 children- Verley A., George D., Daisy O, Albertis, Ethel S., Jesse, Francis C., Melvin and Albro. Albertis and Melvin preceded their father to the other shore.
He moved to Effingham county, A.D. 1881; had been in poor health for about two years. He was a successful farmer, a substantial citizen, a good neighbor, a devoted husband and a loving father. He bore his affliction with patience and passed to his rest in peace. The Newton Press, August 1912 [contributed by Source #33]
Wells, Eddy - little son of Perry Wells, died at residence of Mrs. Oldham Saturday last,
of jaundice. N.P. Nov. 19, 1874
Went, Frederick - pioneer settler here, died last week. Dieterich,Jan 20, 1892
Werder, Amelia C. - 10 years, 1 month and 8 days, Oct. 8. Newton Press - Jan. 23, 1889
West, Thomas J. (Wednesday, February 28, 1883), died January 18, 1884 [newspaper gave the
year as 1884]. Aged 72 years, 5 months, and 14 days. [Contributed by Source #4]
Wetherholt, John - "Uncle" John Wetherholt, an old citizen, highly respected by all who knew him, died at his home in Latona, last week. His death will necessitate the calling of a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of justice of the peace, a position he had held for several years. The Newton Press, July 22, 1897 - - Contributed by Source #33
Wetherholt, Thomas Jackson - eldest son of John and Ruth Wetherholt was born in Gallia County, Ohio, Nov. 22, 1848, and departed this life at his home one mile west of Latona, Feb. 10, 1916, aged 67 yrs. 2 mos. and 19 da's. At an early age he came to Ill. with his parents. He was married to Roselpha Brannan in year of 1875. To this union were 3 children, Bert, Alva and Oscar. His wife and son Bert preceded him in death. He later married Alice B. Kagay. To this union were 5 children, 1 dying in childhood. The others, Mrs. Ethel French, Mrs. Mayme Kester and John L. Wetherholt who with their mother survive. He leaves 3 brothers and 1 sister; J. W. of Dieterich, Harry of Gage, Okla., Chas. A. of Bourbon and Mrs. Amanda Palmer of Tonti, Ill. Two brothers B. F. and M. M. Wetherholt died in 1914. [Contributed by Source #33]
Whaley, Casander, 57 years and 3 days, died Oct. 10, 1887. Reported Oct. 19, 1887
Whaley, Israel - an old citizen of South Muddy, died at his home a few days ago. Mr. Whaley was an early settler, a man greatly esteemed, and had held several important local offices which he filled honestly and creditably. ...July 9, 1890
Wharton, Edward S. (Wednesday, February 28, 1883), died January 7, 1883. Aged 4(6?) years,
7 months and 21 days. [Contributed by Source #4]
Wharton, Jesse - of Wade Twp, Newton Press, Aug. 24 - Sep. 7, 1881 [contrib. by Source #28]
Wheeler, Annie (Wednesday, November 19, 1879), Aged 19 years, 7 months, and 19 days. Died on November 13, 1879. Mother and brother Frank survived her. [Contributed by Source #4]
Wheeler, Catharine A. (Tuesday, October 17, 1899), died in the a.m. on Saturday. Born in
Claremont county, Ohio on May 9, 1811. Married first in 1832 to George Debolt, and later to O. H. Wheeler who is deceased. Died on South Lafayette Street at her daughter's (Mrs. Nancy J.Carter) home. Was in her 89th year. Buried in Newton Cemetery. [Contributed by Source #4]
Wheeler, James G. - of Wade Twp. d. 1870 (contrib. by Source #28)
Wheeler, O.H. - aged 85 died at this residence of his daughter, Mrs. N. J. Carter this morning, after an illness of several months. Grand-pa Wheeler was a good old man and universally loved for his kind-hearted, sunny disposition. He has been a resident of Jasper county for a great many years. His aged wife survives him. July 29, 1891
Wheeler, Mrs. Thomas - died while visiting friends in Iowa recently. Mr and Mrs. Wheeler were formerly citizens of Newton. They moved to Noble and thence to Flora where they resided at the time of Mrs. Wheeler's death. Dec. 17, 1890
Whightsil, Washington - who was well along in years, died at his home in North Muddy, near Latona, on last Thursday after an illness of several months of a complication of ailments. Mr. Whightsil came from Ohio several years ago and purchased a farm on which he was residing at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and several children, all of whom we believe are grown. Prof. J.P. Whightsil, of Greenup, is a son, and Mrs A.I. Midkiff, of this city, a daughter of deceased. His remains were interred in the Stewart cemetery on Friday. Newton Press, April 22, 1891
Whitaker, C.L., one of Willow Hill township's best known and most highly respected citizens, died at his home on Friday morning after a brief illness with an affection of the lungs on his 48th birthday. .... He left a wife and four children and a host of friends to grieve over his death. Saturday his remains were taken to Clark county for interment. .... Reported February 15, 1888
White, James - d. March 20, 1891, aged 59 years, 9 months and 18 days, South Muddy. N.P. obit May 13, 1891
White, Jerome of Pana, age 81. Death reported 17 Nov 1944.
Whitehurst, Alice Ann Mitchell - the daughter of Hon. J. J. and Elizabeth Mitchell was born
in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1845, departed this life at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 1917, at her
home seven miles north of Shattuck, Oklahoma, being 72 years, 3 months, 16 days old. In early youth, she with her
father migrated to Newton, Illinois, and was there united in marriage to Samuel C. Whitehurst, March 10, 1867.
In later years, they with their family came to Oklahoma, living for a while in the eastern part of the state and
afterwards moved to Ellis County. Their family consisted of four sons and three daughters namely, Mrs. Maggie Wetherholt,
Mrs. Alice V. Phillips, Mrs. Minnie Wybrant, Daniel, William, Perry, Grover Whitehurst, all of whom reside near
her and were present at her death, except one son Daniel of Newton, IL. She leaves a host of relatives and friends
to mourn her death of whom are her aged companion, seven children, twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren,
also two brothers, George W. Mitchell of Kingfisher, OK, James J. Mitchell of Oklahoma City, and one sister, Mrs.
Margaret Lambird, of Newton, IL. At the age of 15 years, she gave her heart to God and united with the M. P. Church.
Since coming to Oklahoma, she expressed herself as being a firm believer in the Holiness faith. Mrs. Whitehurst
was a sufferer for years, but bore this with much patience and fortitude, especially during her last illness which
lasted for a number of weeks and often expressed a readiness and desire to go. She was kind, loving pious, devoted
mother whose whole life was one continual expression of love for her children, who in return had a rare love and
respect for her, considering no sacrifice of time, money or labor too great for her benefit and truly did all in
their power to relieve her sufferings. On the account of her poor health, she lived a quiet life but all who were
privileged to know her feel they have lost a good neighbor and true friend. She was an example of true modesty
and to know her was to love her. Funeral services were conducted by Brother H. T. Ballard, of May, Oklahoma, at
her home after which her remains were laid to rest in the Gage cemetery per request, there to wait Jesus' coming,
when the dead in Christ shall rise first. [Contributed by Source #33]
Whitehurst, Alla - died at the home of his mother in Pontiac, January 7, aged forty-five years lacking one day. He had been ill for three years but managed to work and save money. He left $800 to his mother.
He was a son of the late Washington Whitehurst who died several years ago. He formally lived in Jasper county, going to Pontiac with his mother 14 years ago. He leaves to mourn his mother, four brothers, Levi, Joseph, Wesley, and Noah, and five sisters, Mary, Margaret, Resella, Dora and Lillie. He bore his illness patiently and was kind and loving to all, children especially liking him. His many friends deeply regret to see him go. The Newton Press, February 2, 1917 [Contributed by Source #33]
Whitehurst, Daniel Burton - son of Samuel C. and Alice A. Whitehurst, was born in Effingham
county, May 13 1868 and passed away at his home near Wheeler, May 1, 1940 a the age of 71 years, 11 months, and
18 days. He was united into marriage to Miss Lola Mae Cummins, February 18, 1894 and to this union nine children
were born, Mrs. Merritt (Ethel) Bower of Newton, Mrs. Leo (Tona) Wetherholt of Mansfield, Mrs. Forest (Gladys)
Foster of Leroy, Mrs. George (Nina) Keagle and Mrs. Ray (Tillie) Wilson of Champaign, Mrs. Bert (Beulah) Gordon
of Onarga, and Mrs. James (Inez) Brooks and Delbert Whitehurst of Casey. One son, Franklin, died in infancy. His
wife preceded him in death, January 28, 1920. On October 17, 1939 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Doshia Bishop,
she survives him. Besides his wife and children, he leaves thirty grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three
brothers, W. O. and Perry Whitehurst of Gage, Oklahoma and Grover C. Whitehurst of New Mexico, three sisters, Miss
Maggie Whitehurst (Maggie Wetherholt) of Gage, Oklahoma, Mrs. Roy (Minnie) Wybrant, and Mrs. James (Jennie) Phillips
of Lamar, CO, other relatives and a host of friends. He was a kind and affectionate husband, and a loving father
and will be sadly missed in the community in which he lived. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the
Kedron Methodist Church with Rev. James T. Story officiating. Internment was in the nearby cemetery. [Contributed
by Source #33]
Whitehurst, Mrs. Daniel B. --Lola Mae Cummins was born in Jasper county at Newton, Ill., December 13, 1875, and departed this life early Wednesday morning, January 28, 1920, at the age of 44 years, 1 month and 15 days. She was united in marriage to Daniel B. Whitehurst of near Latona, February 18, 1894.
This happy union was blessed with nine children, Franklin V. preceding her in death, having passed to the Great Beyond several years ago.
She was united with the Methodist Protestant church at Kedron in 1894 at the age of 19, and lived a faithful member until she answered the call of time. She loved her family, her home, church, neighbors and friends and always was of a generous and sympathetic disposition. Surviving, she leaves to mourn her demise a husband, eight children, seven girls and one boy, viz: Mrs. Merritt (Ethel) Bower, Tona M., Gladys E., Nina D., Beulah T., Inez M., Tillie M., and Delbert B.; one brother, Franklin Cummins of Hunt City, and one sister, Mrs. C. W. Martin of Bisbee, Arizona, two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the house, Thursday, at 11 o'clock by Rev. A. H. Bennett of Newton, with interment at the Kedron cemetery. The Newton Press, February 6, 1920 - Contributed by Source #33
Whitehurst, Jehu - d. March 8, 1892 in North Muddy township. He was born in Richland County, OH on May 1, 1812 and married Lodicia Colwell on Feb 25, 1835. He came to Jasper county in 1839 where Advance is now and in 1857, moved to the homestead where he died. Mrs. Whitehurst died in 1887. Nine children, 4 sons and 3 daughters survive. Interment was in Kedron cemetery. Mar. 16, 1892
Whitehurst, Levi - youngest son of John (sic) Whitehurst and Lodica (Caldwell) Whitehurst,
was born 6 Dec. 1857 and departed this life 17 May 1936 at the age of 78 yrs, 5 mos and 11 days. He was united
into marriage to Miss Sally Caroline Trainer 10 Nov. 1877. To this union were born eight children. One daughter
Viola Jane, age 11 and three infants preceded him in death. He leaves his devoted companion, three sons, James
W. Whitehurst of Dieterich, Gilbert J. Whitehurst at home, Eber F. Whitehurst of Lis, one daughter, Mrs. Lovie
Jones of Lis, sixteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. One great
grandchild, Jimmy Birch Whitehurst, preceded him in death a few weeks before.
He was united with the Christian church at Sandy Creek many years ago and has always held to that faith. He was a devoted companion, fine father, and a good friend and neighbor, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Funeral services were held in the First Christian church of Newton. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery. Rev. Brown of Grayville officiated. Pallbearers were Frank, John, Neil, Earl and Glenn Whitehurst and Paul Jones, grand-sons of Mr. Whitehurst. Flower girls were Misses Anice, Ruby, Doris and Neva Whitehurst; Claudine Horn and Gettie Wooley, grand-daughters. [Contributed by Source #33]
Whitehurst, Mary Elizabeth - was born in Newton, Illinois, October 19, 1847, and departed
this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Long, September 17, 1931, at age of 83
yrs, 10 mos, and 29 days.
She was united into marriage September 11, 1872, to James J. Cox, to this union five children were born, one child dying in infancy. Her husband preceded her seven years ago to the Heavenly home. She is survived by three daughters and one son, Mrs. Emma Long and Mrs. Stella Long of Preston, Mrs. Maggie Payne of Syracuse, Kansas, and James Cox, Jr., of Kingman, Kansas, nine grandchildren and one brother, Lee Whitehurst, one sister Mrs. Love Dickerson of Newton, IL, one niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Catheart of Clinton, OK, who nursed her during her last illness. Besides her immediate relatives, she leaves a host of friends to mourn their loss. [Contributed by Source #33]
Whitehurst, Mrs. Sally Caroline - daughter of Sarah Ann and William Trainor, was born November
5, 1856 in Richland county near Olney, and departed from this life March 11, 1938, at her home at Lis, aged 82
years, 4 months and 6 days.
She was married to Levi Whitehurst, November 10, 1877. He preceded her in death on May 17, 1936. She leaves three sons and one daughter, James W. Whitehurst of Dieterich, Gilbert J. Whitehurst at home and Eber F. Whitehurst and Mrs. Lovie Jones of Lis; sixteen grand-children; and seven great-grand-children. One daughter, Viola Jane, and two great grand-children have preceded her to the great beyond.
She accepted Christ as her personal savior and united with the Christian church at Sandy Creek many years ago, and has always held to her faith in Christ. She was a devoted companion, a loving mother, a kind friend, and a good neighbor, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Funeral services were held from the First Christian church in Newton, Sunday afternoon, and burial was in Riverside cemetery. Rev. George Birch of Dieterich officiated. Pallbearers were Frank, John, Neal, Earl and Glenn Whitehurst and Paul Jones; grand-sons. Flower girls were Misses Anice, Ruby, Mildred, Neva and Doris Whitehurst, Claudine Horn and Gettie Wooley grand-daughters. [Contributed by Source #33]
Whitehurst, William M. - passed away 27 June 1931 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ora Allen in Newton. Death was due to dropsy. Mr. Whitehurst, a son of Jehue and Lodicia Witherhurst, was born on a farm west of Newton on October 4, 1854, and was 76 yrs, 9 mos and 24 days old at the time of his death.
He was united into marriage to Miss Clara Ward on 24 Dec. 1873. They were the parents of eleven children, of whom nine survived, namely Mrs. Jasper (Ann) Benefield and Jehue Whitehurst of Vernon, Mrs. Julius (Effie) Cordary, Mrs. Ora (Myrtle) Allen and Mrs. Edgar (Ora) Foltz of Newton, Mrs. Harry (Maude) Eckart, John and William Whitehurst of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Mrs. Ira (Zola) Knight of Danville. Two daughters, Mrs. Liby Martin and Mrs. Elizabeth Zolts and Mrs. Whitehurst preceded him in death. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. John W. (Lova) Dickerson of Newton and Mrs. James (Elizabeth) Cox of Preston, Kansas, one brother Levi Whitehurst of Lis, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the First Christian Church of Newton. Internment was in the Riverside Cemetery. [Contributed by Source #33]
Whitehurst, Samuel C. - b. near Yale, Sept. 4, 1842, d. December 5, 1926 at Gage, Okla, aged 84 years, 3 months and 1 day. United in marriage to Alice Ann Mitchell, March 10, 1867, who preceded him to the great beyond in 1917. To them seven children were born: Daniel B. of Wheeler; Mrs. Margaret E. Wetherholt, W.O. and S.P. Whitehurst and Mrs. Minnie Wybrant of Gage, Okla; Mrs. A. V. Phillips of Speermoore, Okla; and G.C. Whitehurst of Jefferson City, Mo. He also leaves twenty-six grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister of Newton. One sister, Mrs. Lizzie Cox of Kingman, Kas., nephews James Cox Jr. of Kingman, Kas. and W.H. Cathcart and wife of Canute, Okla, niece Mrs. Joe Long of Preston, Kas., besides many other relatives and friends were present at the obsequies. In 1900 he migrated with his family to Oklahoma, locating on a claim at Gage. The latter years of his life were spent with his daughter, Mrs. Wybrant at whose home he passed away. ...Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church of Gage, December 6 by Rev. Orendorff. Burial was in the family lot in a nearby cemetery. Newton Press, Friday, Dec. 17, 1926
Wicoff, Mrs. - wife of Thomas Wicoff, died Tuesday night, of puerperal fever. Mar. 15, 1877
Wiel, Herman - Grove township, died Jan 6, 1892; aged 36 years, 5 months and 4 days
Wilder, Mrs. Sarah - wife of John W. Wilder, who lives southwest of town, departed this life at the family residence on the 18th inst. Mrs. Wilder was the mother of 3 children and a lady much beloved by those who knew her. The remains were taken to Brocksville for internment. Newton Press, March 28, 1888
Williams, Arthur - whose accidental drowning we gave an account of last week, was taken to Palestine for interment. He was the only child of Mrs. D.W. Cooper and she will have the sympathy of all in her affliction. Newton Press, June 6, 1888
Williams, Belinda - died Feb. 18, ; age 89 yrs, 2 mos - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Williams, Infant - With sadness we mention the death of Mr. and Mrs. Al Williams' little son, which occurred Aug. 29 and was interred at the Swick cemetery the 30th. Newton Press, Sept 5, 1888
Williams, James B. - of Yale, Granville Twp. Newton Press, Sep 14 - Sep 28, 1881 [contrib.
by Source #28]
Williams, Jesse - d. June 16, 1892 of apoplexy, age 61. Smallwood twp. June 29, 1892
Williams, Peleg - died Dec. 21,  (see obit below - date of death differs); age 93 yrs, 1 mo, 14 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Williams, Mrs. Peleg: whose age exceeded ninety years, was laid to rest beside her recently deceased husband at Riverside cemetery, yesterday afternoon. Her maiden name was Belinda Overhiser. She was married to Mr. Williams, Dec. 31, 1846. He was born Nov. 14, 1823 and passed away Dec. 28, 1916 after nearly 70 years of wedded life.Two daughters. Mrs. T.L. Shamhart of Smallwood, with whom Mrs. Williams resided, and Mrs. Ben Lamberson of Indiana, survive. Also 12 grand-children, 13 great-grandchildren and many other relatives. February 20, 1917 - Newton Press
Williams, W.G. Dr. - died Jan. 23, ; age 76 yrs, 2 mos, 7 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917. Obit from the Terre Haute Tribune: Dr. W.G. Williams, D.D.S., died at his home in West Newton, Tuesday morning after two months' illness. Dr. Williams had been a resident of Newton for several years, being engaged in dentistry. He is survived by the widow and one daughter. Terre Haute Tribune, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1917
Wilson, Mrs. Alex - We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Alex Wilson, of North Muddy township. Deceased was a lady of many christian virtues. For several months she had been ill and bore her sufferings with calm resignation. She leaves a husband and several children and grandchildren to mourn her death. They have our sincerest sympathies in their deep afflication. Wednesday, Sep. 21, 1892
Wilson, Elizabeth (Wed., Mar. 19, 1879), congestive chill, Grove Township. Aged 42y, 4m, 18d. Died January 18th. [Contributed by Source #4]
Wilson, Mrs. Grant - died at her home east of Gila on Wednesday Jan. 5 , aged 62 years and 1 month. She is survived by her aged husband and six children and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at Kedron chapel Friday morning by Rev. J.E. Spencer of Newton and interment was in the nearby cemetery. Jan. 11, 1927
Wilson, Greenup - died in Willow Hill township, aged 80 years old. He was born in Kentucky Sep 8, 1811. He married Delila Hartman and by her had 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls. Mrs. Wilson and two daughters preceeded him in death. Surviving are Joseph A. and Thomas of Fox twp. and John and Mrs. Mary Harrison of Willow Hill. Interment in the Brockville cemetery. August 3, 1892
Wilson, Lawrence Woodrow - d. in Pineville, LA; formerly of Oblong, age 32. Death reported 10 Oct 1944
Wilson, Malinda Emaline (nee Strole) - born in Jasper county on December 5, 1864 and departed this life at her country home northeast of Gila on January 5, 1927 at the age of 62 years and one month. She was united in marriage to Grant Wilson on February 10, 1886. To this union was born six children, four boys and two girls: Edward, Merl, Wilbert and William; Bertie and Ines....Those left to mourn are her faithful companion and children; two brothers, Jack and John Strole; one sister, Julia McDaniel; three half sisters; three half brothers; 18 grandchildren...Internment at Kern Cemetery Friday January 14, 1927
Wilson, Mrs. - wife of Wm. Wilson, died last Thursday. She was a good Christian lady and
a husband and several children are left to mourn her death. Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of Grand-pa S.T. Moulden,
of Newton. Reported Dec. 14, 1887
Wilson, ---- Young child of Mr. Noble Wilson, living 5 miles north of Newton, died the 10th. Interment was in Kibler graveyard. Nov. 16, 1876
Wilson, Philip K. former mayor of Olney, d. in Olney at age 87. Death reported 5 Dec 1944.
Wimans, Mrs. - an old lady resident of the Sisters Hospital died here last week. Ste. Marie, Newton Press, February 1, 1888
Wininger (nee Houser), Mrs. Gertrude Alice - d. in Olney. Death reported 1 Sep 1944
Winterrowd - Mrs. Virginia R. Winterrowd died at the home of her son Charles two miles southwest of Newton, Monday about 12:30 p. m., of pneumonia, after a brief illness, following a lengthy period of ill-health.
Deceased, whose maiden name was Virginia R. Bridges, was born in Jasper county, Illinois, Sept. 1, 1846; married to John Z. Winterrowd in 1871; was the mother of six children, five of whom are living; and had resided in this vicinity all of her life. Her age was 69 years, 6 months and 5 days.
Mr. Winterrowd preceded her to the grave a number of years. Surviving are three sons and two daughters, Walter E. of Orange, Cal.; Charles C., at home, Mrs. George (Addie E.) Eberhardt of Dundas, Joseph H. of Newton, and Mrs. Goldie (Nellie E.) Graves of Janesville; step-son, Harry S. Winterrowd, Flat Rock, Ind., eight grand-children; sister Mrs. Barnard Foote of near Lis, brother Lyman Bridges of Champaign, and numerous other relatives.
Mrs. Winterrowd was a frail, delicate woman, but always cheerful, kind and gracious. She was widely known and universally esteemed for her christian, motherly and neighborly qualities and the sincere sympathies will go out to the bereaved children and grand-children.
Funeral services while not yet complete, will be held at the residence, Wednesday, March 8, at 10:30 a. m., and interment at Kedron cemetery, beside the grave of her deceased husband. The Newton Press
March 10, 1916, (contributed by Source #33)
Wise, George of cystitis, Ste. Marie Township. Aged 25 years. Died Oct. 25, 1878. [Contributed by Source #4]
Wise, Mrs. John A. d. at her home in Oklahoma on 4 Dec 1944. fmrly of Jasper. Death reported 19 Dec 1944.
Wisecope, Mrs. Odelia, departed this life on Saturday morning, April 28, 1876, of lung fever, after a painful illness of 10 days. ---- having received the last --- of her holy religion, she was resigned to the will of God. She was 74 years at the time of her death, having been a resident of this county for many years, and was much beloved and respected by all who knew her. We have one consolation, that we know all was done that could be done to save her. Her sons and daughter-in-law were by her bed-side day and night to render her assistance in her last hours and the attention kindly shown her by the young people of the neighborhood will be ---? . Buried in the Cemetery at St. Mary's. Newton Press, May 4, 1876
Wiseman, Perlie - little daughter of George & Josie Wiseman, died in Willow Hill on March 27, 1877, aged 18 mos. Newton Press, April 5, 1877
Wisemore, Mary E. - 4 years and 6 mos., February 10. Newton Press, February 29, 1888
Wisemore, Rachel - who made her home at the residence of Henry Vanderhoof, died Sunday morning
last. Newton Press, March 22, 1877
Wishard, Beechem - one of the oldest residents of Jasper county, died on the 1st of March . Mr. Wishard was a Methodist minister of no mean ability. He was a man with great energetic posers, and lived up to the true cause until the spark of heavenly flame went out to be re-enkindled and burn with greater glow in a land where reward awaited him for his Christian -- here. He had been living in this county for nearly 40 years.
Wishard, Daisy Leona - daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Printz, was born in Jasper county, January 1, 1879; died September 4, 1916, aged 37 years, 8 months and 3 days. She was united in marriage to Dr. R. S. Wishard, October 18, 1903. To this union were born four children, Hubert, Gordon, Virginia and Daisy Roberta. Gordon died at the age of two years. Besides her husband and three children, she leaves her aged parents, three sisters and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss--Dieterich Special-Gazette. The Newton Press, September 12, 1916 [contributed by Source #33]
Wishard, Sarah - died March 12, ; age 66 yrs, 1 mo, 11 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Wishard, Silas W. - died November 19, 1875 of congestion of the stomach and heart disease. Died at his Newton residence, aged about 50 years old. (Thursday, November 25, 1875)
Woehl, Wm - aged 21, fell between two freight cars on the Van road at Brazil, Ind., Sunday, and was instantly killed, being cut in twain, the head and shoulders falling on one side of the rail and the legs and lower half of the body on the other. Deceased was a son of Uncle George Woehl, of Willow Hill township, and a brother of Mrs. Anna Daugherty, of Newton....His remains were brought to the residence of his father, Monday, and buried in the Stogdel graveyard, yesterday. Oct. 28, 1891
Wolf, Lorenz - one of the old and respected citizens of Grove township, passed away at his farm two miles southeast of Montrose, last Saturday. The funeral was held from the Island Grove Lutheran church, Tuesday, with Rev. A.F. Ziebell officiating. Interment was in the Lutheran cemetery. Deceased was born in Hessen, Darnstadt, Germany on October 23, 1849. He came to this country with his parents when six years of age, locating on a farm in Erie county, Pennsylvania. Eight years later his parents moved to St. Clair county, IL, where they lived two years, thence coming to Effingham county, where he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Goebel, April 14, 1877, residing in that county until four years later. He then moved to Grove twp, locating on the present homestead, where he has since resided. He is survived by his faithful wife, four sons, John H., William E., Fred H. and Lozen W., and three daughters, Mrs. August Garbe, Mrs. B. Schottmann and Mrs. G.W. Schottman of the Island Grove vicinity. Also by three brothers, Henry Wolf of Wichita, Kas., Peter Wolf of Tulsa, Okla, and Adam Wolf of Alma, Neb. and 23 grandchildre. Friday, Sept 3, 1926
Wolf, Susana, 77 yrs., 3 days, August 14, 1888
Wood, Willie - son of A.J. and Adelia Wood, died at the age of 1 year, 2 mos and 29 days.
Newton Press, Feb. 4, 1875
Woodall, Infant - Mr. Woodall's infant child departed this life on the 29th of February . Newton Press, March 9, 1876 "Also on Feb 28th, 1876, Dora Francis, daughter of F.M. and M. Woodall, aged 5 months and 29 days. The funeral will be preached by Rev. D.H. Birt, at the Bufford school house, on Sunday, May 30th, 1876." Newton Press, May 18, 1876
Woodall, Mrs. Laura Hobbs - who will be remembered as having contributed numerous poems and articles on various topics to the Newton papers during the years 1886-7-8, died last week In Olney. Her husband, James Woodhall, was formerly one of the proprietors of the Newton Woolen Mills and quite well known as a violinist. Death reported February 15, 1888
Woodall, Walter C.G. - Died Nov. 20 (28 or 29th?), 1875, Walter C.G, son of F.M. and M. Woodall, of this county, aged 4 years, 3 months and 28 days.
Woodard, Sarah - 24 yrs., April 28. Death reported May 16, 1888
Wooden, Mrs. - The wife of Frank Wooden died yesterday. Newton Press, Oct. 29, 1874. [it
was the] wife of John Wooden who died, not the wife of Francis
Wooden as stated last week. N. P. Thursday, November 12, 1874
A SUDDEN SUMMONS
On Wednesday last A.J. Woods, of Smallwood township, worked in the wheatfield. In the evening he came home hot and tired from the labor of the day and ate his supper. Drawing water fresh from the well he took a bath and then sat down to get as cool as possible. About nine o'clock he got so stiff that he had to be moved into the house and a doctor was sent for, but at 2 a.m. Thursday morning, his death occurred, probably the result of a cold bath while his system was overheated from harvesting.
Deceased leaves a wife and eight children. He was in moderately fair circumstances and had the reputation of being a quiet, industrious and well-meaning citizen. [July 12, 1893]
Woods, Anna - died Apr. 11, ; age 64 yrs, 9 mos, 7 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Woods, Clara Darline - age 15 mo. dau of M/M Raymond Woods. Death reported 31 Oct 1944
Woods, Francis - only son of A.J. and Adelila Woods, died January 12, 1863, aged 5 yrs, 3 mos and 12 days
Woods, Paul - a young man, died at the home of his sister Miss Bird Woods, yesterday and will be laid to rest in a cemetery in Smallwood township today. Deceased is survived by his sisters Miss Bird Woods and Mrs. Harlan Randolph and numerous other relatives. Jan. 3, 1919
Woods, Ralph - infant. Newton Press, Feb. 4, 1891
Woods, William d. in Elmwood Park at son Charles Woods' home. Death reported 18 July 1944
Woods, Zachariah - South Muddy twp; Death reported Dec. 28, 1892
Woody, John - who resided near Slate Point, North Muddy township was thrown from a cart near Bradbury, Cumberland county, Thursday afternoon, receiving injuries from which he died about 24 hours afterward. Deceased was on his way home from Champaign county where he went to visit his son Charles. His horse, a spirited animal, scared at an approaching train while crossing the railroad and ran away, throwing him to the ground. He was picked up and carried to the house of Mrs. Joseph Russell, who kindly gave him all of the attention possible. Surgeons were brought to his assistance, but death followed on the next day despite all that could be done.... Sunday he was buried at Slate Point with the honors of the G.A.R., he being a member of Wheeler Post. [Member of the 9th Indiana Calvary] He left 4 children, two sons and two daughters.... Sep. 2, 1891
Wooly (nee Yelvington), Mary E. d. at Williamsburg, IN, age 93. Death reported 27 Feb 1945.
Worley, ??? - WHEELER: A little son of Mr. A. Worley died last week. Death reported 16 Jan.
Worthy, Mrs. Floyd - nee Miss Martha Whightsil, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Whightsil near Kedron, Thursday. Surviving are her husband, children Levera and Richard, father and mother and other relatives. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 4 at the residence and burial in Toland cemetery. Friday, Sept 3, 1926
Worts, Newton - a deaf mute, while walking along the P.D. & E. track Friday night, near
Toledo, was run over and killed by a train. He had been to Greenup, got drunk and started to walk to Mattoon, not
having money enough left to pay his fare. Jan. 16, 1889
Wright, Mrs. Elston (nee Hicks) - Charleston, Ill., May 16: Mrs. Elston Wright die d in this city last week at the age of 84 years. [The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois) 17 May 1891, Sun]
Wright, William - Colored, died at his home about 3 1/2 miles northwest of Newton on Sunday morning last.... He never married and has always lived a hermit life. At his death he had about $1000 in property which will fall to the state as he had no known heirs living. He was about 78 years old. It is supposed he first located in this county 40 or 50 years ago. (Thursday, December 10, 1874)
Wultz, Maude Julia - only daughter of Thos. and Clara Wultz died on May 10, 1869, aged 2 yrs, 4 mos, 17 days Newton Press, May 14, 1869
Wyatt, Mrs. Rebecca - died on the 8th, leaving a husband and two children. Nov. 18, 1891
Yaw, Lola (Mrs. Reuben) - After a long period of suffering Mrs Lola Yaw came to her death
at the family home, northwest of Newton, January 22, 1918. Funeral services were held at the U. B. church at Kern
with Elder H. W. Broadstone officiating and the remains were laid to rest in the Kern cemetery. Lola Yaw (nee Isley)
was born Feb. 29, 1884 and at the time of her death was 34 years, 10 months and 22 days old. On October 4, 1900
she was married to Reuben Yaw, who passed away Nov. 15, 1917. To this union were born three children, one dying
in infancy. Those surviving are Alta Marie and Russell Glenn. Mrs. Yaw professed a hope in Christ and united with
the Lutheran church in early womanhood and lived a devoted christian life. She suffered much in the last year until
God mercifully set her spirit free. N.P. - January 29, 1918
Yaw, Reuben Taylor - died Nov. 21, 1916; age 42 yrs, 8 mos, 11 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Yeager, Ida - age 16, 01 Nov. 1882
Yeager, Mr. John D. - aged 86 years, died at his home in the German settlement northwest of Newton, Saturday morning at 12:06. His remains were interred in the family cemetery on the farm where he resided Sunday, Dec. 14 with the honors of Masonry. ...He came to this county from Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, after he was of age and the head of a family. He located at or near the farm where he died, living there for forty years or more...He leaves an aged wife and six children, all of them well along in life, three sons, John, Peter and Joseph and three daughters, Mrs. John Kraus, Mrs. Fred Miller and Mrs. Margaret Miller... Dec. 17, 1890
Yelvington, ? - A little child of Harvy Yelvington died Wednesday (yesterday) morning. Mr. Y. and family we believe are all sick. Oct. 21, 1875
Yines, Lucretia Mrs. - departed this life on the 16th. She left a pair of twins, a boy and a girl. She was buried in the Redford cemetery. Her husband died a few months ago. Slate Point, February 22, 1888
Yingst, John - died Apr. 26, ; age 86 yrs, 11 mos, 12 days - From "Past Year's Death Roll" printed September 28, 1917
Yingst, John W. - Crooked Creek, aged 7 years, 11 months and 14 days. Nov. 30, 1892
Yingst, Mrs. Sadie - died November 19, 1927. Widow of the late William Yingst, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bessie Robinson in Rose Hill after a long illness. Mrs. Minnie Fasnacht of Route Four, Newton is her daughter. Other survivors: two brothers, one sister, grand-children and other relatives. Mr. Yingst, the husband, passed away last winter.
Yingst, --- The grandson of John Yingst died last Friday. Newton Press, June 29, 1892
Youngman, Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer H. Youngman died at West Liberty, yesterday, where they were visiting. The remains were brought to this city and buried in the Newton cemetery. April 17, 1899
Youngman, Dr. S.R. - Died at West Liberty Wednesday afternoon. He will be laid to rest today. Just a week previously he celebrated his 91st birthday and was in apparent good health. In giving an account of the event, the Press of last Friday had a biographical sketch of deceased
Yount, Mary - wife of Mr. L.L. Yount, died at the family residence in Willow Hill township
on Sunday night at 9 o'clock after a short illness. A husband and four children survive. Mrs. Yount was a member
of the Methodist church. Services were held at the house after which the remains were buried at the Stogsdell cemetery.
March 7 or 14, 1888
Yount, Susan Frances - aged 41 years died at her home in East Newton at 11:30 p.m., Tuesday after a short illness from blood poisoning, originating from a pimple on her lip. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. I. St. Clair of this city and besides her parents is survived by her husband, Edward Yount, and two children Lee and Winifred, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Fear, Mrs. Hattie Robards and brother Wm. St. Clair. Funeral was held Thursday at 10:30 a. m. from the residence, Rev. E. C. Geeding officiating. Interment in Riverside. Mrs. Yount's death is the second among the members of the Jasper County Mutual Relief Association.
Zeigler, Peter - a young man aged 18 years who lives in South Muddy township, accidentally shot himself in the head on last Thursday from the effect of which death must have ensued instantly. He was out in the woods looking at some traps set along the stream near home and is supposed to have either stumbled and caused a premature discharge of the revolver or caused it some way to go off while being held in his hand. When his body was discovered late in the afternoon he had been dead several hours. Newton Press, February 1, 1888
Zuber, Frank of Olney, age 87. Death reported 5 Sep 1944
Zurkel, Frank of Olney, age 81. Death reported 5 Sep 1944
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