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NANCY ALICE (PARRICK) COCHRANE - 84, died yesterday [27 Mar 1956] at the home of her son, Glenn Cochrane of Route 2, Macon, following an illness for two years. Funeral services will be held...Friday at the Macon Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. H. L. Rigsby, and burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery. The body will remain at the Hutton Funeral Home until tomorrow, when it will be taken to the Glenn Cochrane home to lie in state until the funeral hour. Mrs. Cochrane was born Feb. 18, 1872 in Pike County, Ill., the daughter of John Lewis and Cinderella Shawl [Shaul] Parrick. She was married to W. R. Cochrane, who has preceded her in death. She was a member of the Methodist Church here. In addition to her son, Glenn, Mrs. Cochrane is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Brown of Route 2, Macon; one step-daughter, Mrs. Rachel Snider of Lakeman, Mo.; one stepson, Clarence Cochrane of Shelbina; a brother, F. E. Parrick of Lakeside, Mont.; three grandchildren, James and Keith Brown and Connie Sue Cochrane; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Shelbina, MO. Unidentified 1956 clipping]

CHARLES COMBS - aged 38, died at his home near this place yesterday morning after an illness of lung trouble. He leaves an aged mother and three brothers. The funeral took place this morning under the auspices of the Masonic Order of which he was a member. He was also a member of the M.W. A. Burial was at the Samuel Taylor Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 14, 1908, Page 1

SUSAN CORRILL - aged about 82, died at St. Mary's hospital early this morning. She had been there for a year or so. She was an old resident of Summer Hill, Pike County, and is survived by one son, Dr. C. W. Corrill of St. Louis, a grandson, Emmet Dunn at Chapin, Ill., and a son-in-law Will Miller of Rockport. The latter will come here after her remains and take them to Summer Hill for burial.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Daily Journal, February 11, 1908

GARY CORY - 28, of Bloomington, a son of Marlin and Freida (Roberts) Cory of Barry, was fatally injured in a one-car accident which occurred early Sunday morning, June 7, 1970, on Highway 54, four miles west of Clinton. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:45 A. M. at the hospital in Clinton. Reportedly, state troopers who arrived at the scene of the accident said they could detect a heart beat but no pulse or respiration, leading to the conclusion that death must have been almost instantaneous. Gary, an employee of the General Telephone Company of Illinois, was en route home from Highland where he had been working. He had called his wife earlier in the evening to tell her he would be late getting home. He was an outside plant service maintenance coordinator for General Telephone and had been employed by the company since the fall of 1964. He was driving a company car. According to reports, Gary was driving west, went off the right side of the pavement; and in getting back on the pavement, lost control of the car, veered across the pavement, hit an embankment, rolled over more than once, hit a culvert and landed upside down at the side of the road. He was not thrown from the car as his seat belt was fastened. He was born at Barry February 20, 1942, and was a member of the Barry United Methodist Church and of the Moose Lodge. He was graduated from Barry High School in 1960 and from Illinois College at Jacksonville in 1964. On December 23, 1962, he was married to Cheryl Phebus of Barry. She survives. Funeral services were held Tues day afternoon, June 9, at 2:00 o'clock from the Barry United Methodist Church in charge of the Lock Funeral Home. The Rev. Clyde Snyder officiated. Mrs. Tom Mills played organ music. Interment was in West Cemetery at Pittsfield. Serving as casket-bearers were Larry Motley, Robert Wayne Williams, Joe Martin, Lamar Lumley, Larry Grider and R. T. Martin. Surviving, besides his wife and parents are two children, Monica Lee, 4, and Brent Andrew, 1; two brothers, Roger Cory of Tacoma, Washington and Phillip Cory of Hammond, Ill.; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. James Cory of Barry; and his maternal grandfather, Mr. Luther Roberts of Pittsfield.
Contributed by Bill Browning (The two brothers are Roger of Tacoma WA and Phil of Hammond IN.)

ANNA M. (SIMON) CRAIG - 70 year old resident of Atlas was found dead in bed at her home there Friday morning. Apparently she had passed away in her sleep, probably some time Wednesday night, as none of her neighbors or friends had seen her all day Thursday. They thought nothing of not seeing her because they understood she had planned to go to Toll Gate with her good friends, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cox. However, it was not until later that she was to go to Toll Gate with the Coxes. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adams and Mrs. Mary Helkey became alarmed when they did not see her Friday mornin and went to her home. Her screen doors were locked and after they succeeded in getting in, they found her as stated above. Mrs. Craig had many friends, all of whom had kind things to say in regard to her life. She took great pleasure in doing things for others and will be greatly missed in that community. Mrs. Craig had prepared her own obituary, which is printed below just as she had written it except that the date of her death has been inserted: Anna M. Simon, daughter of A. H. and Susannah Simon, was born June 17, 1878, near Paris, Mo., in Monroe County, and passed away at the age of 70 years, 3 months, and 28 days, at her home in Atlas. Anna M. Simon was united in marriage to Robert Craig on July 27, 1899 at Philbrook, Montana, both living there at the time of their marriage. She was converted in the Missionary Baptist Church at the age of 19 years in Long Branch, MO., Monroe County. In later years she was identified with the Church of God, (commonly known as the Independent Holiness People). Robert Craig, her companion, passed away February 26, 1945. Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joseph Burkhead of Barry at the Atlas Community Church Saturday morning at eleven o'clock. Flowers were cared for by Ruth Holcomb, Lula Capps, Edith Cox, Bernice Womble, Edna Womble, and Rebecca Irvin. Casket bearers were A. F. Womble, Wm. Womble, Paul Womble, Irvin Hillman, Homer Barber and Virgil Morrow. Interment was in the Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill. .
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

ORLAND J. CRAIG - of Ashburn, Mo., died in Pike county Hospital in Louisiana, Mo., Tuesday, Sept. 14. He was a son of John Franklin and Clara Elliott Craig and was born near Black Oak in Pike county, Ill. He was born Sept. 10 ,1895. He had lived at Ashburn about 30 years. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Harold Sickles of Ashburn, and a son, Francis Craig, who is in the service at Fort Bragg, S. C. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at Ashburn at 2 Friday afternoon. Burial was in Ashburn Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

ROBERT CRAIG - died at his home in Atlas, Monday evening, Feb. 26, at 7 o'clock. Mr. Craig was born near Martinsburg, July 2, 1872, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Craig. He had followed the occupation of farming until his physical condition forced his retirement. He is survived by his widow Anna M. Craig of Atlas, and a sister, Anna Sturgeon living in the state of California. Funeral services were held in the Church at Atlas, Wednesday, February 27, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon with Rev. Joe Burkhead in charge. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

STEVEN A. CRAIG - was born July 10th, 1860 near Summer Hill and passed away at his home two and one-half miles north of Pleasant Hill, October 19, 1936, at the age of 76 years, 3 months, and 9 days, following a serious illness of two weeks, during which time he was cared for devotedly by the loving wife, two sons, brother, Robert, neighbors, and friends who rendered every assistance possible. For several nights, Dan Galloway, a graduate nurse cared for him. In early life he was united in marriage to Mary E. Barnd of Martinsburg, and to this union four sons were born, Homer and John passing away in infancy, and the mother passed away a few years later. Two sons survive, Virgil L. of Pleasant Hill and Clyde C. of Curreyville, Mo. and a grandson, John Douglas. On March 5, 1893 he was united in marriage to Mary F. Bowen of Martinsburg, who survives him.. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church of Martinsburg, having confessed his faith in Christ, under the ministry of Rev. H. A. Branstetter in 1887. His entire life he was a resident of Pike County during his early life he was a successful farmer and stock raiser, and or several years was road commissioner in his township. he was a good husband, a kind father and a real neighbor. He leaves to mourn his loss, two brothers, and a number of nieces and nephews, his youngest brother Robert, was with him during his last illness and rendered every service a loving brother could give. Old neighbors and friends acted as casket bearers. They were Jake Long, Carson Butler, Leslie Reeves, Roy Gray and Harry and Hardin Galloway. The minister, Rev. Lee C. Maynard of Colchester, Illinois, officiated at the service, reading the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians as his text. the music was furnished by Mrs. Grace Hack, pianist, and a choir consisting of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Tennyson, Mrs. Ada Bybee, Mrs. Frank McClintock, Miss Roselle and Mr. Glenn McClintock who sang, Going Down the Valley One by One, The City Four Square, and What a Friend We Have in Jesus. The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Caughlin of Pittsfield, Mrs. Carson Butler and Miss Virgina Eddy. Mr N. L. Eddy and his daughter, Miss Virginia, were funeral directors, with interment in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

VIRGIL L. CRAIG - 76, died in Illini hospital in Pittsfield at 4:20 Friday morning, April 14, 1965 where he had been a patient for the past two months after suffering a stroke in his home. Mr. Craig was born in Martinsburg township, Aug. 31, 1888, a son of Stephen A. and Mary Barnd Craig. He attended Pleasant Hill schools, and learned telegraphy and was a Western Union operator until his health failed. He was employed by the Chicago & Alton and Gulf, Mobile and Ohio railroads at several stations in Illinois and Missouri and was agent at the Pleasant Hill station for many years. He was married to Eloise Meisenbach at Pearl, January 29, 1921. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of the American Legion and Methodist church in Pleasant Hill. Surviving are his widow, and a brother, Clyde Craig of Curryville, Mo. Two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held in Ward funeral chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Dean Benton officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery.
Submitted from Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

IDA MAY (BREWER) CRAIGMILES - Graveside rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Carrollton City Cemetery for Mrs. Ida Craigmiles, 80, a former Carrollton, Illinois, resident who died Tuesday at Rich Hill, Mo., where she had resided for some time. Funeral services were held Friday at Rich Hill, Mo. Mrs. Craigmiles was born at Pleasant Hill, Illinois, Dec. 11, 1885. She married George Craigmiles, who preceded her in death in 1941. Surviving children are Jerry of Tavares, Fla.; Truman of Monmouth, IL; John and Mrs. Russell DeVault of White Hall, IL; George of Brighton, IL; and Adrian of Missouri. (She was Ida May Brewer and was born Dec. 11, 1885 and died Feb. 1966. She married George Craigmiles on Dec. 24, 1902 in Pike County, IL. Both are buried at Carrollton City Cemetery, Carrollton, Greene County, IL - kr)
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.
Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, Fri, Feb. 4, 1966, Pg. 14

MAGGIE (BOWER) CRAIGMILES - A message was received Friday informing relatives of the death of Mrs. Maggie Craigmiles, which occurred in a Portland, Oregon, hospital early Friday morning. Mrs. Craigmiles was a daughter of Peter and Minerva Bower, who came to Pleasant Hill in 1864. She was married to John Craigmiles of Pleasant Hill. They lived at Pleasant Hill and Clarksville, Mo., for many years and then moved to Portland, where they spent the latter part of their lives. Mr. Craigmiles passed away several years ago. Mrs. Craigmiles was 69 years of age. She is survived by two grandchildren, Barbara and Leslie, Junior of Portland, Oregon,and two brothers, Dave and William Bower of Pleasant Hill. Funeral and burial was at Portland, Oregon.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

WILLIAM HENRY CRAIGMILES - 82, retired merchant, died in his sleep in his home in Pleasant Hill early Sunday morning January 8. He had been afflicted for the past several years, but his condition had improved and he had been in good health for the past several weeks, and his passing came as a shock to his family and friends. Mr. Craigmiles was born at Pleasant Hill, February 27, 1874, a son of Peter B. and Sarah Emert Craigmiles. His brothers and sister preceded him in death. Mr. Craigmiles was married to Daisy Briscoe February 27, 1889. Three children were born to this union; Miss Maude Craigmiles, at home; Dr. L. E. Craigmiles of Hannibal, Mo.; and Mrs. Joseph Moldovon of Brooklyn, N. Y. He also leaves three grandchildren and a foster-daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Gramail, of West Palm Beach, Florida, who was reared in the Craigmiles home. His wife preceded him in death. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge in Pleasant Hill. Mr. Craigmiles had spent his whole life in Pleasant Hill. He attended the Pleasant Hill schools and became a part of the business life of Pleasant Hill in his early manhood. He was first employed as a clerk in Pleasant Hill stores, followed by a partnership in the operation of a general store. The partnership was dissolved and W. H. Craigmiles became owner of the business in 1900 which he continued to operate until he sold the business and retired in 1942. He erected the brick building for his business, and retained the building when he sold his business and had recently leased it to the Gamble Store. He was a director of the Citizen's State Bank of Pleasant Hill and resigned about the time he retired from business. Politically, Mr. Craigmiles was a Jeffersonian Democrat, and was always interested in the political policies governing the state and nation. Mr. Craigmiles lived his life 82 years in the town of his birth, and was connected with the business life of the town for more than half a century. He was a successful business man and after his retirement he was deeply interested in the progress of his hometown. He was always ready to support any proposition to afford better schools for the children of Pleasant Hill. During his long term in business in Pleasant Hill he helped mold the future of his home town, and in his estimation Pleasant Hill was the greatest town in the world, where he lived a happy, contented life with his devoted family and in the fellowship of lifelong friends. Funeral services are being held in the Methodist Church today, (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock with the Rev. R. V. Henry officiating. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

WILLIAM STEVEN CRAIGMILES - of Bethalto, Illinois, remained in critical condition today at St. Louis Children's Hospital following an accident Tuesday when he was struck by an auto while crossing the street to catch a school bus. Billy, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Craigmiles of Prairie street, underwent surgery for brain injury within two hours after entering the hospital. He was struck on the Bethalto-Moro Road. The family this morning told the Telegraph Billy doesn't have any broken bones. He is being kept in a refrigerated bed to keep his temperature low. Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, Mon. Sept. 16, 1963, Page 1 William S. Craigmiles, four year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Craigmiles of Bethalto, died Saturday night of injuries received when he was struck by a car near his home last Tuesday. The boy died about 7 o'clock in St. Louis Children's Hospital, where he had been taken following the accident. A relative said death resulted from a head injury. The boy had remained in critical condition at the hospital since the accident never regaining consciousness, the relative said. He would have been five years old Oct. 5. William was struck by the car on Bethalto-Moro Road in front of the old American Legion Barn about 7:55 a.m. Tuesday. The report said he was hurt when he crossed the road to catch a school bus. The boy was in the kindergarten at Bethalto Grade School. (Stevie was a son of William Craigmiles and Lois Evelyn Harpole. He died Sept. 14, 1963 and is buried at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, IL-kr)
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.
Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, Thurs. Sept. 12, 1963, pg.3

E. A. CRANDALLa prominent citizen of Pike county, died at his home here yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, aged 66 years. Deceased was a stockholder in the Exchange bank and the Barry Milling Co., and a member of the grocery firm of Crandall & Smith. During this civil war he was a member of the Ninty-ninth Illinois Infantry and was a member of the Grand Army and Knights Templar.

Second Article: one of the most prominent citizens of Barry and Pike county, passed away at his home here this afternoon at 5 o'clock. He was 66 years of age last Sunday, and for some time past has suffered from a complication of diseases. he was a resident of Pike county for nearly half a century and for many years has been identified with its commercial and social affairs.Major Crandall at the time of his death was a stockholder in teh Exchange bank and the Barry Milling Co., besides being a member of the grocery firm of Crandall and Smith.During the civil war he was a member of the Ninety-ninth Illinois infantry. He was a member of the Grand Army and Knight Templar.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge Quincy Daily Whig Thursday August 22, 1901 page 1

LOUIS E. CRANDALL - widely known St. Louis business executive and a native of Barry, died Monday, Dec. 25, 1950 at his home in St. Louis. Death resulted from a heart ailment. Mr. Crandall was born in Barry 77 years ago, a son of Major and Mrs. E.A. Crandall. His home place was athe old Major Crandall property on the site of the present T.A. Reynolds home. His father was a well known Barry business man, being associated with the old Barry Milling Company and for years operating the Crandall Grocery. As a boy, Mr. Louis Crandall attended Barry Grade School and was graduated from Barry High School. In 1897 he was graduated from the Northwestern University School of Dentistry and rturned to Barry where he practiced hisprofession in his office over what is now the Kiefer Grocery. While in Barry he was married to Miss Nettie Webber who preceded him in death. After leaving Barry some 45 years ago, Mr. Crandall practiced dentistry in Galesburg. For reasons of health he was forced to retire from his practice. After a short interval he moved to St. Louis, where he remarried and resumed an active business life. In 1932 he was elected president of the Simons Hardware Company and many years later negotiated the sale of the firm to the Shapleigh Hardware Company. In 1944 he was appointed regional director of the War Production Board and served until the WPB was dissolved in 1945. Prior to this appointment he was deputy director of the Kansas City region of the WPB. Two years ago Mr. Crandall retired from the Crandall-Ricker Sales Corp., a brokerage firm at St. Louis. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, Dec. 28, 1950 at 11:30 o'clock from the Lupton Chapel, 7233 Delmar Blvd. University City. Burial will be in Valhalla Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lorene Crandell; two sons by his first marriage, Edwin of St. Mathews KY and John of Los Angeles; and three sons by his second marriage, Gordon S., William D. and Louis E. Jr., all of St. Louis.
Barry Adage Dec. 27, 1959

MATILDA F. (LOMAX) CRESSMAN - Wife of Nathaniel Cressman Passed Away Yesterday At 527 Adams Street
The remains of Mrs. Matilda Cressman who died yesterday at her residence, 527 Adams Street, of apoplexy, at the age of 57 years, 4 months and 27 days, will be shipped from the Lepper Undertaking Parlor to Rockport this afternoon where the interment will take place on next Sunday. Nathaniel Cressman, her husband, who is employed by the Quincy White Lime and Cement Co., and one son, are the only near survivors. Deceased has been living here for the past two years, Her death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. She belonged to the Mutual Protective League.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson
( Daughter of Silas R. Lomax and Martha Adaline Roberts. She was born Dec. 22, 1851 in Rockport, Pike County, Illinois and died April 29, 1909 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois and was buried at Samuel Taylor Cemetery, near Rockport, Pike County, Illinois. She married Nathaniel C. Cressman.-kr)

NATHANIEL C. CRESSMAN - Employee of Electric Wheel Works and Resident of the City for Past Thirteen Years Nathan Cressman, 66 years old, born in Columbia, Illinois and a resident of Quincy for the past thirteen years, died last night at 10:15 o'clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Mattie Tryon, of 1612 Chestnut Street. Mr. Cressman had been in failing health for several months. Death was due to paralysis. He was a faithful employee of the Electric Wheel Works and a member of the Modern Woodmen Lodge of Rockport. Mr. Cressman came to Quincy from Rockport. Two sons, both of whom are members of the United States Army and are located at a fort in Washington, survive beside Mrs. Tryon. The body was taken to the Herman Stormer undertaking parlors at 918 State Street and will be forwarded to Rockport for burial.
(The Quincy Whig, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1914)
Another Notice: Native of Illinois Dies After Short Illness at Home of His Daughter -- Buried At Rockport Nathan Cressman, a resident of this city for the past eight years, and a resident of the state all his life, passed away at his home, 1612 Chestnut Street at 10:15 pm last night, after an illness of less than two weeks. He suffered a stroke of paralysis and since had failed steadily. Decedent was born in Columbia, this state, on Feb. 29, 1848, being almost 67 years old at the time death claimed him. His wife preceded him in death several years. He was a faithful employee of the Electric Wheel Works, and was a member of the Modern Woodmen Camp, No 1024, of Rockport, Ill. Mr. Cressman is survived by two sons, Charles and Carson, both members of Co. 26, U. S. Army, stationed at Fort Flagler, state of Washington, There also survives one daughter, Mrs. Mattie Tryon, with whom he resided and two sisters and two grandchildren. The body was taken to the undertaking establishment of Herman Stormer, at 918 State Street, and prepared for burial, after which it will be shipped to Rockport, Illinois for interment.
The Quincy Daily Journal, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1914)
Another Notice: The remains of the late Nathan Cressman arrived in this place from Quincy on Monday night and were taken to the home of T. J. Keller, a brother-in-law. The remains were accompanied by Charles Cressman, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tryon and two children, and mother Mrs. Tryon. The funeral took place at the Christian Church on Tuesday morning, conducted by Elder H. R. Brown, after which the remains were laid in the Samuel Taylor Cemetery, beside those of his companion.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson
The Quincy Daily Journal, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, Thursday, Jan. 7, 1915

CLYDE W. CRENSHAW - 16, 324 Mark Twain Avenue, died in Levering Hospital Saturday afternoon as a result of injuries received when he was struck by a hit and run driver while standing near his car in Illinois on Route 36 about 15 miles east of Hannibal. The victim was riding with Lee Heathman, William Freeman and Robert Marshall, all of Hannibal and Miss Irene McIntyre of Barry, Illinois, when their car stalled and was rolled onto the right shoulder of the road. Crenshaw stepped from the car, which was headed east, onto the highway when an unidentified car rapidly approached from the west. He stepped back on the running board of his car but was side swiped by the other vehicle, which did not stop. Crenshaw was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Crenshaw of Hannibal, who survive with five brothers and three sisters.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

EFFIE E. (WILLIAMS) CRENSHAW - 324 Mark Twain Ave., died at 2:30 PM Monday in the Ellis-Fischell Hospital at Columbia. She was the wife of Oscar Crenshaw. The body was brought to the O'Donnell Funeral Home pending arrangements. Mrs. Crenshaw was born in El Dara, Illinois, February 18, 1897, a daughter of the late William and Luella Winslow Williams. She was a Baptist by faith. Surviving besides her husband are five sons, Roy Crenshaw of St. Louis, Richard, Harold, and Jerry of Hannibal and Eugene of Sikeston; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Elizabeth) Campbell, and Mrs. Willie (Leona) Whipple of Hannibal and Mrs. Louis (Vera) Paramo of Strathmore, California; 14 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. James (Gertrude) Rupert of Pittsfield and two brothers, Everett Williams of Pittsfield and Virgil Williams of Hannibal. Mrs. Crenshaw was preceded in death by one son and two sisters.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

HAROLD LEE CRENSHAW - Harold Lee Crenshaw's funeral will be conducted at 11 am on Monday at the O'Donnell Funeral Home. Rev. F. L. Kelly, pastor of Fifth Street Baptist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Taylor Cemetery in Pike County, Illinois. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon until the time of services. Mr. Crenshaw, who resided at 324 Mark Twain Avenue, died at 3:45 pm Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He worked for the Stillwell Ice and Cold Storage Co. He was born in Hannibal, Dec. 14, 1924, a son of Oscar Crenshaw and the late Effie William Crenshaw. Surviving besides his father are four brothers, Roy of St. Louis, Richard and Jerry of Hannibal and Eugene of Sikeston; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Elizabeth) Campbell, and Mrs. William (Leona) Whipple of Hannibal and Mrs. Louis (Vera) Paramo of Strathmore, California. His mother passed away March 14 of this year and a brother, Clyde, died in 1945. Mr. Crenshaw was a Baptist by faith.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

JAMES CRENSHAW - Rockport, Ill., Dec. 13 - Funeral services for James Crenshaw were held Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. Edwards, pastor of the M. E. Church. Burial was made in Samuel Taylor Cemetery. James E. Crenshaw died at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. L. Rupert, Sunday morning after a lingering illness due to tuberculosis. Mr. Crenshaw was born in Rockport June 24, 1858, and was at the time of his death 59 years of age. He was the youngest son of Nicholas and Zerilda Crenshaw. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Rapalee, of San Diego, Cal., and Mrs. E. L. Rupert, at whose home he died. The deceased had traveled extensively, having acquired an education in this way. He was an excellent conversationalist. He came to the home of his sister about three years ago where he had been kindly and lovingly nursed during his long illness. The funeral services will take place at the home on Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. Edwards, pastor of the M. E. Church. Burial at Samuel Taylor Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - From the Quincy, Illinois Library Historical Newspaper Archives

NANCY ELLEN (MASTERS) CRENSHAW - Our community was saddened on Saturday evening by learning of the death of Mrs. Frank Crenshaw. Death came as a release after months of patient suffering. A husband, four sons and two daughters survive, the youngest daughter being only 3 years of age. Besides these, an aged father, one brother and one sister also survive. She was for the last sixteen years a member of the Northern M. E. church of Louisiana, MO, where she was at that time, a resident. She was also a charter member of the Adult Bible Class of the M. E. Sunday school, and was a faithful attendant as long as her health would permit. Much sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family, which so much needed a mother's love and care. The funeral services took place at the M. E. Church yesterday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Willard, the pastor. The funeral was largely attended and the casket was covered with a profusion of flowers. The burial took place in the Rockport Cemetery beside those of her child, which died in infancy.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 28, 1912
(She was Nancy Ellen Masters, born in Mason City, Illinois on July 12, 1870 and died in Rockport, Pike County, Illinois on May 25, 1912. Her daughter who died in infancy was Narcissia Catherine Crenshaw who was born August 27, 1898 and died Sept. 7, 1898.-kr)

NARCISSA (HENDRYX) CRENSHAW - The funeral services of Mrs. C. Crenshaw were held in the M. E. Church in this place on Sunday morning, and were conducted by Rev. G. G. Maple, pastor of that church. Quite a number of friends accompanied the family from Barry, where the deceased passed away. The remains were laid away in the Rockport Cemetery beside those of her husband and child, who preceded her a number of years ago. (She was the wife of Oscar DeWitt Crenshaw-kr)
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - The Quincy Daily Journal, Thursday, Aug. 03, 1911, Page 2,

NICHOLAS CRENSHAW - died at Rockport Tuesday morning aged 66. A native of Kentucky he removed with his parents to Missouri, from thence to this county in 1839. Twice married he was the father of 12 children, ten of whom survive him. His second wife was Miss Lucy Dolbean, to whom he was married in 1864, by whom there were born to him 5 children, of whom four are now living.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Pike Co. Dem. 23 Mar 1882]

OSCAR BENJAMIN CRENSHAW - 88, of the Hannibal Care Center, will be at 10 am Saturday at the O'Donnell Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry Trevathan is in charge. Burial will be in Samuel Taylor Cemetery, Rockport, Illinois. Mr. Crenshaw died at 6:45 am Tuesday in St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He was born March 3, 1894, in Galesburg, Illinois, to Frank T. and Nancy Masters Crenshaw. He was married Jan. 14, 1914 in Rockport to Effie Williams. She died in February 1960. Surviving are three sons, Richard Crenshaw of California, Francis Crenshaw of Sikeston, Missouri, and Jerry Crenshaw of Junction City, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell and Mrs. Vera Paramon, both of California; one brother, Charles Crenshaw of Marblehead, Illinois; 19 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren. He was a retired laborer. Visitation will be after 5 pm Friday at O'Donnells.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

ODELIA (WHITESIDES) CRISS - died at her home in Pleasant Hill, Sunday night at 11:20 o'clock. She had been an invalid for the past several years. She was a daughter of John and Felicity Whitesides, and was born in the old French Village in Kahokia, Ill., on November 27, 1863. She was 83 years, 7 months and 24 days old. She moved with her parents to this community at an early age. The family located just across the line in Calhoun County on the Pleasant Hill-Clarksville Road. She was married to John Criss in 1880. Two daughters were born to this marriage, Mrs. Nettie Waggoner of Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. Kathryn Voshall of Pittsfield. A nephew, Roy Percentina was taken into her home when a small child and reared as her own and continued to make his home with his aunt until her death. Her husband died in February 1926. Mrs. Criss was a member of the Christian Church in Pleasant Hill. She was a pioneer citizen of this community, and this section of Illinois, a descendant of the French emigrants who settled and founded the village of Kahokia, and she maintained many of the customs and training of these early settlers throughout her life. She led a noble Christian life. Surviving are the two daughter, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many other relatives. Funeral services were conducted in the Christian church in Pleasant Hill at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon July 22, with Rev. Joe Maynard of Pittsfield in charge. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson