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CLARDY, Lavina
Girard, Oct. 13 – Mrs. Lavina Clardy of Farmersville died at 10:50 today at St. John’s hospital, Springfield. Mrs. Clardy was born in Girard Aug. 3, 1907, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Lloyd.  She is survived by her husband, Howard Clardy, and an infant daughter; her father of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Smith of Ottawa, Mrs. Sylvia Allen of Springfield and Mrs. Roxye Livesey, Gillspie; one brother, Claude Lloyd, Nokomis. The remains were removed to the Berry funeral home in this city where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.  Rev. T. P. Maloney of Farmersville will officiate and interment will be in Girard cemetery. [The Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, October 14, 1938]

Unidentified Newspaper Clipping - handwritten date of Aug 1976
Asa Cloud - Services will be conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock in First Baptist church in Gillespie for Asa Edward Cloud of Mt Olive rural route one, Box 38, a World War II veteran, who died yesterday morning at 5 o'clock in St Francis Hospital. He was 55 years last Aug 8.
Rev Ray Ditch will officiate and burial will be in Elm Lawn cemetery here.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 pm today and from 8:30 am until the hour of the service at the church tomorrow.
[Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

CLOUD, Edward

News Herald, 22 April 1932, Litchfield, IL
Edward Cloud Dies Suddenly After Supper
Gillespie, April 23 - Edward Cloud, 73, died of a heart attack Thursday evening at 6:45 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Isaphena Drummond, 1208 South Macoupin Street. Mr. Cloud had not been well for some time but his death was unexpected and came as a shock to his relatives. He had eaten his supper as usual and walked out in the yard just before he was stricken. He was widely known in the vicinity, having lived here for the past 52 years, coming from Moselle, MO. His wife, Prucella, preceded him in death six years ago. He also had one son, Alvin, dead. He was the last member of a family of six children. A sister, Mrs. Lyda Sawyer, of Staunton, died last February. Mr. Cloud leaves three children, Mrs. Drummond and William Cloud, of Gillespie, and James Cloud, of Milwaukee. Four grandchildren also survive. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but services will probably be held Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Otto of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Gillespie Cemetery.
Unidentified News Paper Clipping - torn
Funeral services for Edward Cloud were conducted at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs James Drummond, Sunday, afternoon. Rev F F Otto of the Methodist church officiated. A trio, Mrs. John Temple, Mrs. John Russell, and Mrs. Otis Clickner sang hymns. The casket bearers were Ernest Wellner, James Davidson, Dave McChristie, John McCann, and James Lambie. Those from out of town were James Cloud, Milwaukee; Mrs Marjorie Ryan, Racine; Mr and Mrs Melvin ___es, Peoria; Mr and Mrs Elroy Or___ and daughter, Miss Grace, Col_ville; Mrs Samuel Koslow, Hannibal MO; Mrs. Anna Sawyer and daughter, Laura, Tilton Conklin, and ___ ___olden, St Louis; Mr and Mrs Roy Reener, Litchfield; Mrs Mame _____ and daughter, Miss Elvora, _____; and two daughters of__________
Cloud, Edward - Funeral Notice
Died at his residence, 1208 S Macoupin St, Gillespie Ill, Thurs, Apr 21, 1932, at 6:45 pm. Edward Cloud, age 72 years, 7 months, and 26 days. Funeral services will be held from the residence, Sun, Apr 24, 1932, at 2:30 pm. Rev F F Otto officiating. Burial in the Gillespie Cemetery. Friends of the family invited.
[Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

CLOUD, James A
News Herald, 3 Mar 1962, Litchfield, IL
James A Cloud born on the 28th day of June (year not given) in Gillespie IL died 1 Mar 1962 at the veterans' hospital in Milwaukee WI. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Edward Cloud. He was survived by his second wife, Mrs. Marjorie Ryan and his only child, Myron Reener by his first marriage. He was a veteran of WWI.
[Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

CLOUD, James A
Unidentified Newspaper Clipping - probably Milwaukee WI
James A., March 1, age 75 years, residence 1718 N 22nd st, husband of Marge, father of Mrs. Ray Reener of Litchfield Ill, Mrs Robert Her, Treasure Island Fla; Donald and David Ryan of Milwaukee, brother of William Cloud, of Gillespie Ill; also survived by 19 grand children, 4 great-grandchildren, uncle of Lillian and Hugh Drummond of Gillespie Ill, in state at the Lake Shore Funeral Home, 106 W Silver Spring Dr., Mon., at 4 pm Member of American Legion Uptown Post 400 and Voiture 10 et 8 No. 85, will hold Legion services, Mon., at 8 pm
[Note: This obit is incorrect. Mrs Roy Reener was his only child.]

Unidentified Newspaper Clipping - probably Milwaukee WI
James A Cloud - American Legion memorial services for James A Cloud, 75, operator of a flower shop will be at 8 pm Monday at the Lake Shore funeral home, 106 W Silver Spring dr., Whitefish Bay. Mr. Cloud of 718 N 22nd st, died of cancer Thursday at the veterans' administration hospital at Wood. He and his wife, Marjorie, had operated the Corsage Flower Shop, 2205 W Wells st, the last 20 years
Mr Cloud was a charter member and past commander of the Uptown legion post No 400, and had been captain of the post firing squad since it was organized in 1942. He was a past president of the post's Past Commanders' club and a member of the 40 et 8 organization. He also belonged to the Eagles Club.
A native of Gillespie, Ill, he came to Milwaukee about 45 years ago. Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Myron Reener of Litchfield, Ill, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. June Her, Treasure Island, Fla; two stepsons, Donald Ryan and David Ryan, both of Wauwatosa, and a brother, William, Gillespie. The body will be at the funeral home after 4 pm Monday, Gesu Catholic parish will hold a vigil there at 8:30 pm Monday. Funeral services and burial will be Wednesday in Gillespie.
[Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

CLOUD, William Edward
News Herald, 8 July 1963, Monday, Litchfield, IL
William Edward Cloud of Gillespie d. 7 July 1963 in Litchfield at the age of 81. He was survived by his widow, Maude and a sister, Mrs. Wilma Robbins. Burial in Mayfield Cemetery, Carlinville.
[Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

CLOUD, Mrs William
Litchfield Daily Herald, 5 Oct 1910, Wednesday
Worst Wreck In Traction History
Wreck occurred at 3:30, 2 ˝ miles north of Staunton 28 dead bodies were taken to Carlinville, 8 to Staunton, 26 injured Known dead - Mrs. William Cloud of Benld IL
[Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]

COSTELLA, Barbara I.
COSTELLA, BARBARA IRENE, 65, of Carlinville died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Carlinville. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.
[Published in The State Journal-Register on 3/26/2009]

We learn that Mr. Jas. R. Crayes, whose attempt at taking his own life by cutting his throat with a razor we gave an account of some weeks since, made a second attempt on Sunday night last. It seems that his continued derangement led to a constant watch upon his actions, but Sunday night he got up and went out; his absence was discovered some time after, and the boys were sent out to search for him, when his body was discovered suspended in some way from the corner of the house. Life was extinct. [From the Carlinville Free Democrat, January 13, 1860]

Are Crushed to Death by Trains near Virden - Mt. Olive Youth Returning from a Dance on a Bicycle Struck by Fast Freight on Wabash

Three young men were killed by railroads in this county within three hours of each other, early Sunday morning. John Czaro, a young foreigner of Mt. Olive was crushed to death by a Wabash train, George Catron of Virden, was killed by the Chicago and Alton, and John Christo of Virden met his death under the wheels of a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy train near his home. County Coroner D. H. Karnes was kept busy making preparations for the inquests. Inquests were held in the Christo and Czaro cases and the Catron inquest will be held at 7:30 o'clock Monday evening. It was necessary to hold the inquests at a time when the train crews could attend.
John Christo was about 35 years old. From testimony given at the inquest it appears That he was on his way home walking on the tracks when the accident happened. His body was cut in two but he lived for about 30 minutes afterward. He told his friends who found his body that he heard the engine coming but it had no lights on and he stepped from one track right on front of the oncoming engine. Engineer McDuffy did not know of the accident until he reached Beardstown and received word by wire. He testified that the lights on the front of his engine were in place and lighted.
George Catron a section hand with the extra crew on the Chicago and Alton at Virden was struck by a north bound passenger train just opposite the old south mine at Virden. He boarded with the crew in cars near this place and had been ill. He was sitting on the track dressed only in his underclothing when he was struck. He was about 22 years old and has relatives residing in Kentucky. He had worked for the railroad only about 10 days.
John Czaro of Mt. Olive had been to Staunton Saturday evening on his bicycle. He started to return about 3 or 4 o'clock Sunday morning.
About 5 o'clock his mangled remains was found demolished on the other side of the track. It is thought the young man tried to pass in front of an approaching train and was struck by the engine. His parents reside in Mt. Olive. [Macoupin County Enquirer, Sept 18, 1912 - Donated by


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