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OWEN HARPER - was born October 19, 1894 at Nebo, Illinois. Was married to Opal E. Shelby, November 18, 1931 at Bowling Green, Mo. In the year of 1933 they went to Ontario, California to make their home, where he passed away Friday morning at five thirty a.m., August 14, 1936 at his home 615 West Nevada. Arthur had many friends, who with his wife mourn his departure.

In Memory of Owen Harper
Swift and cruel as the lightning With its devastating blow;
Came the call to Arthur Harper, When it came his time to go.
Little did we think, at parting Rather late, the night before.
That we'd never hear his laughter Know his friendship any more.
Life and death, and joy and sorrow, Are around us, every day.
Many times we fail to notice, Until friends have gone away.
Many friends have gone before us To that land where all must go;
When our time will come to join them, We may never hope to know.
By his friend, Dave Good.
(Copied from Fannie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kenneth Conner.) Submitted by Carolyne Conner Puskas

ALBERT HARPOLE - The subject of this sketch was born April 5, 1873, departed this life at his home northeast of Nebo March 29, 1932 at the age of 58 years, 11 months and 24 days. His entire life was spent in this community. He was married to Etta Weaver January 1, 1901. To this union were born six children, 3 sons and three daughters, namely; Ross, Russell, Paul, Gladys, Helen and Ruth. One son, Russell, preceded his father in death May ____ , 1928. The deceased is survived by the wife, five children and two grandchildren. He was tenderly devoted to his family. As a father he had a pardonable pride in his fine family. Besides the immediate family circle he is survived by three brothers; John D. of Pittsfield, William of Nebo, James of Pearl, and two sisters; Mrs. A. Wall of Nebo and Mrs. Tom Grimes of Venice. His twin sister, Allie, has passed on to the great beyond. Albert had not made any profession, but was a firm believer in the Christian religion. He has gone into the presence of the loving Heavenly Father, who doeth all things well. Interment is in Hunter Cemetery, Nebo, Pike County, Il.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

BASIL EARL HARPOLE - Basil was the son of Russell and Ethel Neese Harpole of Nebo, and was born there January 13, 1937. He graduated from Nebo High School in 1955 and entered the army June 11, 1956. Last August 31st he was married to Miss Carolyn Daniels who survives. In addition to his wife and parents he leaves one sister, Mrs. Lyndle (Lucille) Harlow of Nebo, and one brother, Rex Harpole at home. Mrs. Frank Neese, who lives at the Couch Nursing Home in this city is his grandmother. Funeral services are being conducted this afternoon at the Nebo Christian Church, in charge of Rev. Joe Maynard of this city. Interment will be in Pittsfield West Cemetery, with Military rites by the Griggsville Post of the American Legion. The body was taken to the Skinner Funeral home in Griggsville where it remained until the hour of the service today.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

BESSIE PEARL HARPOLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Pearl Harpole, 70, wife of Elijah F. Harpole of 515 Anderson St., will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m., in Smith Funeral Home, Alton, IL, by the Rev. William F. Bohn, pastor of First Baptist Church, East Alton, IL. Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m., today.
(She was a daughter of John Martin Miller and Rowena Evelyn Buchanan. She was born Oct. 26, 1887 in Calhoun County, IL and died Feb. 19, 1958 in Alton, Madison County, IL. She and her husband are buried at Upper Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison Co. IL.-kr)
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas

CHARLES A. HARPOLE - was born in Spring Creek township Aug. 28, 1875 and departed this life December 14, 1932, aged 57 years, 3 months and 17 days. He was married to Blanche Battershell March 24, 1904, who preceeded him in death. To this union were born six sons. He leaves to mourn his death his sons, Russell, Kester, Hubert, Orbie, Murle, and Erwin all of Nebo, five brothers; Harvey, of Pearl, Elijah of East Alton, Wm. and Adam of California and Robert of Oregon, besides a host of relatives and friends.
(Copied from Fannie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kenneth Conner.) - Submitted by Carolyne Conner Puskas.

ELIJAH F. HARPOLE - 76, of 515 Anderson St., an Alton resident for 36 years, died at 9 p.m. Monday following an illness of two years. Before his retirement he had been employed for 20 years in the Brass Mill of Western Cartridge Co. Born at Nebo, IL, Jan. 26, 1888, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Harpole. He was a member of Westerner Club and of Modern Woodmen of the World. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Grover, South Roxana, IL; Misses Maxine and Madeline Harpole and Mrs. Alta Pryor, Alton, IL; two sons, William K. and Wayburn, West Alton, MO; a brother, Harvey, Portland, OR; 15 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. His wife, the former Bessie Pearl Miller, whom he married in 1913, at Carrollton, IL, died in 1958. He also was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers. The body is at Smith Funeral Home, Alton, where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 pm today.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, IL, Tues. Aug. 18, 1964
(He was a son of Bruce Harpole and Rebecca Stark.-kr)

IRVIN CLYDE HARPOLE - youngest son of Charles and Lilla Battershell Harpole, was born near Nebo. Ill., June 26. 1918, and departed this life January 31, 1948 at the age of 29 years, 7 months and 5 days. When he was six years of age, his mother passed away leaving the father with several small children to care for. Soon afterwards, Russell married Ethel Neese and they took Ervin into their home to care for and loved him as though he were their own son. He, remained with them until he was married, his father having died while he was still young. He was united in marriage to Edith Cloninger of Pearl, Ill in October 1939, and to this union was born one daughter, Lois Evelyn, now seven years old. Ervin served in the Army from May 1944 until April, 1946, during World War II, and saw action in the European Theatre for 18 months. After his discharge, he became associated with his brother Russell in operating a filling station in Nebo. he was a popular member of the Nebo Independent basketball team known as the Nebo Blue Devils and he will be sadly missed by other members of the team and Nebo's basket-ball fans. On January 31st he was riding with a friend, Dorwin Looper: when they skidded on the icy pavement causing it to hit a bridge abutment near Pike Station. Besides his wife and daughter he is survived by his brother Russell and wife. who were as father and mother to him, four other brothers, Kester of Alton, Merle of Nebo, Hubert of Cottage Hills and Orbie of Pleasant Hid, his aged grandmother, Mrs. Ernmaline Battershell, a number of nieces and nephews and many close friends. The entire community where he has spent:most of his life is shocked and grieved by his untimely passing. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church at 2 p. rn. Monday afternoon, Elder Wm. Guthrie officiating, Songs were sung by the Boren family. Flower girls were Margery Witty, Sue Foote, Patty Fields, Norma Jean Heavner, Kathleen Guthrie, Hazel Batt e r shell, Mary Crockett and Rosetta Booth The pall bearers were in uniforms. Navy, Wayne Zumwalt, Burdell Duran, JackKindle, Jess Heavner, Army. Robert Scranton and Ervin Booth. Burial with military rites was at the Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill, G. H. Hobbs, funeral director.
Transcribed by Christine Walters

JAMES ROBERT HARPOLE - passed away at his home southeast of Nebo, after an illness of about a week, Saturday morning, May 14, 1932 at the age of 76 years. He was the eldest son of Lyeurgus C. and Sarah Martin Harpole, both pioneer families of Illinois, and was born near Nebo. He was a highly respected farmer of his community, of a kindly disposition, with many friends. He united with the church at an early age. Mr. Harpole was united in marriage to Anna Bobo and here were eight children, Otis, Mrs. Hattie Schlieper, Mrs. Etta Schlieper, Mrs. Pearl Howland and Mrs. Blanche McAfee, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There are also two sisters, Mrs. A. Wall of Nebo, and Mrs. Martha Grimes of Venice, Ill., and twos brothers, William and John Douglas Harpole who survive him.
From Kathy Robinson's records: Mr. Harpole was laid to rest at the McConnell Cemetery, near Nebo, but in Calhoun County, Illinois.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

JOHN D. HARPOLE - 77, former county clerk of Pike county, died at his home on Piper's Lane Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, (hand written at top is Dec 3, 1939). He had been in failing health for the past year and for several weeks past confined to his bed. Mr. Harpole served three terms as county clerk, from 1922 to 1934, and then continued in that office as deputy under his successor, O. D. Gicker, for three and one-half years when failing health necessitated his retirement. He was one of Pike County's most widely known and esteemed citizens.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Dec 6, in the Christian church inn Pittsfield conducted by the rev. Russell E. Booker. Pall bearers were nephews of the deceased, Clyde Collard, Harold Wall, Carl Wall, Paul Harpole, Ross Harpole and Marvin Harpole. Honorary pall bearers were, Frank Caldwell, Arch Wall, Arthur Collard, Fred Kiser, Judge Lee Capps, Judge A. Clay Williams, Mayo Galloway, Clark Armentrout, Bert Burbridge, Louie Melton, L. A. Chamberlain, Ralph Harp, Geo. Weaver and A. W. Schimmel. In charge of flowers were, Mrs. Gertrude Jex, Mrs. Helen Siegle, Mrs. Mina Lovell and Mrs. Velma Barber. Burial was in the Elm Grove Addition, Pittsfield West Cemetery.

John Douglas Harpole was the son of Lyeurgus C. and Sarah Martin Harpole, and was born near Nebo, March 24, 1862. Upon fishing school he took up the profession of teaching and for ten years taught in the schools of South Pike, part of that time being principal of the Nebo schools. He was of the studious nature and through his own efforts and through attending the old time county institutes secured a first grade teaching certificate. He gave up teaching to open a general store in Nebo and under the Wilson administration served as postmaster in Nebo.

On August 21, 1867, he was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Frances Smith of Nebo, by whom and four children he is survived. The children are: Ethel Loraine, wife of Chas. H. Shaw, office manager of the Brown Shoe Co. plant at Murphyboro; Rev. Ralph O. Harpole, pastor of Park Place congregational church, Pawtucket, RI; Leon Harpole of the editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune, and Capt. Hugh S. Harpole of the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Randolph, Panama Canal Zone. He is also survived by four grandchildren. All of the children were present at the funeral except capt. Harpole who cold not come at that time, but expects to come later this month. Mr. Harpole was happiest when in the midst of his family and they in turn returned this affection.

Mr. Harpole had a very keen interest in music and while in Nebo conducted a band for a number of years. This band won a wide reputation and was engaged to play all over Western Illinois and Eastern Missouri. He was also interested in vocal music and as long as his health would permit sang in the choir of the Christian church of Pittsfield.

He was deeply interested in the church and served as Sunday school superintendent and taught a class in the Nebo Christian church for many years. He had served as deacon and elder in the Nebo and Pittsfield Christian churches for forty years without interruption. He was truly a Christian gentleman and will be greatly missed in the church and by a host of friends all over Pike County.

Prior to moving to Pittsfield to take over his duties as county clerk in 1922, he had held various township offices in Spring Creek township, which he filled with honor to himself and his township. During his twelve years as county clerk of Pike county, Mr. Harpole made a reputation for efficiency and honestly and courteous treatment of all who dealing interested in the work of the office and kept abreast with the constantly changing laws affecting its workings and especially this was so in connection with the extension of the taxes. In politics he was affiliated with the democratic party. Mr. Harpole's sister, Mrs. Arch Wall of nebo, preceded him in death by less than two weeks, having died suddenly Nov. 2, ??
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

KESTER WILLIAM HARPOLE - 55, died unexpectedly Saturday following a heart attack suffered while he was shoveling snow at his home, 306 Ohio Ave., East Alton, IL. He was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. on arrival at the office of Dr. E. R. Quinn, in East Alton, IL. Mr. Harpole, an operator in the brass mill of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp., had suffered a previous attack about two months ago, but apparently had recovered from that illness and had resumed work. He was born at Nebo, IL, Aug. 8, 1906 a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Lula Blanche Battershell-kr) Harpole. He was married to Irene Ellers, Feb. 14, 1942, at Bowling Green, Missouri. Mr. Harpole, a veteran of World War II, with overseas duty in the European theater, was a member of East Alton Post, American Legion, and belonged to Machinists Local 660, and the Westerner Club. He attended St. John's United Church of Christ, Wood River, IL. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Margaret, a student in Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, and Janet, at home; a son, Joey Kester, East Alton; four brothers, Russell G., Nebo, IL; John Hubert, Alton, IL; Orbie V., Hannibal, MO, and Merle V., Pleasant Hill, IL. The Rev. Eugene L. Smith, pastor of Wood River Evangelical Reformed Church, will conduct funeral services Tuesday at 1 p.m., in Marks Mortuary, Wood River, IL. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL. Friends may call at the funeral home. East Alton -- Miss Irene Eiler and Kester Harpole of Nebo were married Feb. 14, at Bowling Green, Mo. They were unattended. Mrs. Harpole is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eilers of Hamel. For the past year she has resided at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Doman of East Alton avenue. Both are employed at Western Cartridge Co.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.
Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, IL, Fri. Feb. 20, 1942

LOGAN HARPOLE - son of Ivy and Nora Pearson Harpole, was born June 7, 1917 at Nebo, Ill., and lived his short live in this community. He had an attack of appendicitis January 16 and was taken to St. Mary's hospital in Quincy two days later. Everything humanly possible was done to bring him back to normal health and many prayers went up in his behalf, part of which were answered before his passing. He called for the Chaplin at the hospital and asked him for help. After seeing Logan and asking Logan in what way he desired help, he told him that Jesus was the only one that could save and to pray for himself and he would pray for him. After each had offered two prayers, Logan testified to a changed condition of heart and soul. He was greatly strengthened his last night by some scriptures that were read to him and said shortly before passing, that he knew he was saved. He then prayed, "Lord let me die, I want to get out of my misery." After resting a few minutes he said, "Lord, I am saved. Amen." These were his last words. After three weeks of suffering from appendicitis, toxic poisoning and pneumonia the last two days, Jesus answered his prayers and relieved his suffering in the early morning hours, February 7, 1934. His life among us was very brief, as Job said, "He came forth as a flower and withered away" but he has gone home to be with Jesus after spending sixteen years and eight months with us. He leaves to mourn his departure, a father and a mother, two brothers, Wayne and Russell, Darrel Pearson, like a brother as he was taken into the home at three months of age and he and Logan were reared as brothers, two sisters-in-law, Georgia and Alberta Harpole and one niece (balance cut off).
From Kathy Robinson's notes: Logan Harpole is buried at Mason Cemetery, near Nebo, Pike county, Illinois.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

MARTHA ANN (McNALLEY) HARPOLE - was born January 10, 1848 in Monroe Co. Ill., and departed this life January 26, 1937 at the age of 89 years and 16 days. She moved to Calhoun Co when one year old. She was united in marriage to Charles E. Harpole, April 6, 1866 and to this union was born five children, Thomas Harpole, Mrs. Mary O. Harlow, Baylis, Ill, Mrs. Hattie Hawlow, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Henry Harpole, and John B. Harpole. She leaves to mourn her departure her two daughters Mary and Hattie Harlow, one son John B. Harpole, ten grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Her husband and two sons Thomas and Henry preceded her in death. She was united with the Church of Christ at Panther Creek early in life and remained true to the church until death. She was commonly known as "Aunt Martha" and was loved by all who knew her. Since Jesus is mine, I'll not fear undressing, But gladly put off these garments of clay. To die in the Lord is a convenent blessing, Since Jesus to Glory through death led the way.
Card of Thanks - I am thinking of those whom I used to know, Who lived and suffered in this world below; They have gone up to heaven. But I'd like to know What are they doing there now? There were some whose bodies were full of disease, Medicine and doctors could give them no ease, They suffered till death gave a final release. What are they doing there now? Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Nebo Baptist Church by the Rev. Eldon Peek with burial at the Well's Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
(Copied from Fannie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kenneth Conner.)
Submitted by Carolyne Conner Puskas.

MERLE V. HARPOLE - was born Sept. 16, 1915 in Nebo , IL and died June 6, 1979 in Quincy , IL . Burial was in Nebo , IL . He married Bertha Martin in January, 1934 in Pike Co, IL. His parents were Charles and Blanche Battershell Harpole. He was a resident of Pleasant Hill , IL and a WWII vet. He is survived by his wife; these children: Ronald of Jackson-ville, Durrell of Rome, NY, Gary of Quincy and Blanche Breton of Nebo; nine grand-children; and one g-grandchild; and two brothers: Russell of Nebo and Hubbert of Alton.
Transcribed by Christine Walters

ORBIE V. HARPOLE - 54, of Hannibal, Mo., died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday at Levering hospital in Hannibal. A former Pike County, Illinois, resident, he was employed at Universal Atlas Cement Co. in Hannibal until illness forced his retirement 18 months ago. He was born near Nebo, IL, March 6, 1914, son of Charles and Blanche Battershell Harpole and was married Jan. 13, 1935 to the former Mildred Blackorby, who survives. Mr. Harpole also leaves a son, Charles of Florida; a daughter, Mrs. Jared (Dorothy) Williams of Hannibal; three grandchildren and three brothers; Russell of Nebo, IL; Merle of rural Pleasant Hill, IL and Hubert of Bunker Hill, IL. Services were scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Ward Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, IL. Reverend Everett Turner will officiate and burial will be in Crescent Heights cemetery at Pleasant Hill. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening and until time of services Friday. (He died Jan. 14, 1969-kr)
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.
The Jacksonville Daily Journal, Jacksonville, IL, Wed., Jan. 15, 1969

RUBY (SAYLOR) HARPOLE - Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, IL, Wed. April 1, 1942 - INQUEST VERDICT - A verdict of death from natural causes, probably a heart ailment was returned by a coroner's jury at an inquest conducted this morning by Deputy Coroner Klunk into the death of Mrs. Ruby Harpole, 20, who was found dead in bed Monday. Mrs. Harpole was the wife of William Harpole of 515 Anderson Street.
Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, IL, Thurs. April 2, 1942 - The Rev. William Bohn, pastor of East Alton Baptist Church, officiated at funeral services Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Streeper funeral home for Mrs. Ruby Harpole, wife of William Harpole of 313 Anderson street. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery (Upper Alton, Madison County, IL-kr). Mrs. William Paddock and Mrs. Dorothy Sawyer sang. Their selections were "Does Jesus Care?" and "Sometime We'll Understand." Pallbearers were Roy and Wilbur Cannedy, Clinton Saylor, Harley Groves, Frank Flat and Harold Shinpaugh. Flowers were carried by Effie Hagan, Catherin Sadich, Thelma Fowler, Zelma Sebastian, Lulu Mae Hobbs, and Lily Edwards. (She was the wife of William Keith Harpole and she died March 30, 1942)
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

RUSSELL HARPOLE - a son of the late Ivy L. and Nora Pearson Harpole, was born near Nebo, IL, Nov. 18, 1905. He died in the early morning of May 25, 1994 following a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Alberta, whom he married in Pittsfield, IL, May 9, 1927, 67 years ago; also a cousin Darrell Pearson who was raised in the Ivy Harpole home; a sister-in-law Margie Chamberlain and a brother-in-law Durrell Chamberlain and his wife Barbara. Mr Harpole was preceded in death by an infant daughter Mary Lou and two brothers, Wayne and Logan Harpole was of the Baptist faith. Memorials may be given to the Pleasant Hill Nursing Center. Mr. Harpole was a farmer in early mature years and later conducted a successful trucking business. Beginning in 1975, Mr. Harpole was for many years vice president of the Corn Belt Bank and Trust Co. Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Ward-Lummis Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Packard Officiating. Burial was in the Nebo Cemetery. (Contributed by Kathy Robinson)
2nd Obituary: Russell G. Harpole, 74, of Lincoln Hill Nursing Home in Quincy formerly of Nebo, died at 1: 28 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 17, 1980) in St. Mary Hospital in Quincy, where he had been a patient one week. He was born Jan. 13, 1905 in Nebo, a son of Charles and Blanche (Battershell) Harpole. He married Ethel May (Neese) on March 27, 1926 in Nebo. He was the owner and operator of a service station in Nebo for 25 years until his retirement in 1970, and had been active with the Nebo Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his wife; a son Rex of Pittsfield; a daughter Mrs. Lyndle Hilda Harlow of Nebo; a brother John Hubert Harpole of Alton and nine grandchildren. He was preceded by a son and four brothers. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Nebo Christian Church conducted by the Rev. James Deck, with burial in Crescent Heights Cem. at Pleasant Hill. Arrangements are being handled by Ward-Lummis Funeral Home.
Virginia Hart Collection - Transcribed by Christine Walters

ISAAC HART - was the son of Nathaniel and Clarissa Hart, and was born in Cambridge, Mass., April 26, 1837, and departed this life in Barry, Ill., April 25, 1912, aged 74 years, 11 months and 29 days. He was but six months old when his parents came to Illinois and located west of Barry on the old home place, where Isaac grew to manhood, receiving such education as the common schools of those days afforded. He was united in marriage with Sallie Ann Gorton, September 5, 1860, and to this union four children were born, namely: Mrs. A. __ Bain and Mrs. George Glatfield of Barry; Frank and Fred of New Canton. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Clara Davis, and one brother, Grandville Hart of Barry to mourn his death, besides a host of other relatives and friends. He was stricken with paralysis last summer and was in a serious condition for a time, but rallied and was able to go about some, but was in a very weak condition of mind and body. His final sickness lasted but a few days during which time he was not conscious of such suffering and passed quietly to the realms beyond as above stated. Funeral services were conducted from the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. __ Bain, Saturday, April 27, 1912, at 2:00 p.m., by Rev. D. V. Gowdy, pastor of the Methodist church, and burial was made in the Barry cemetery.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Record, Wed. 1 May 1912, p3 c3]

MARY ANN (COCHRAN) HART - was the eighth child of Thomas and Louisa (Saltkill) Cochran, and was born at New Salem, Ill., on January 18, 1847. She was the last of the family, living to the ripe old age of exactly eighty-one years and eleven months. She passed away at her late home in this city on Tuesday evening, December 18, 1928, at 6:10 o'clock. During maidenhood the subject of this sketch came to the vicinity of Barry from her birthplace with her parents. Soon after settlement in their new home, Mary Anne met Roger Hart whom she married on January 3, 1868 and took up residence on a farm. Prosperity and happiness came. Two children were born: Will E., and Lura, who is now Mrs. Ed Grammer and was with her mother until the last to care for and comfort her. Will passed away twenty years ago at the farm west of Barry, when his son, Wilbur Lillis, was one month old and who passed away when he was two years old. Mrs. Hart was left a widow seven years by the death of her husband. She resided in Barry about twenty-four years. Mrs. Hart was a member of the Barry Baptist church. The deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ed Grammer, who has lovingly cared for her aged parent. There are also two grandsons, namely Russel Hart of Wichita, Kans., and Marshall Grammer, son of the daughter, Lura. The funeral services were conducted from the Barry Baptist church on Friday afternoon, December 21, 1928, with the Rev. William H. Dickman, pastor of the church in charge, assisted by the Rev. T. Elmer Jones of Canton, Mo., a former pastor and Dr. D. O. Hopkins, of Normal, Illinois, district superintendent of the Illinois Baptist State Convention. At the request of Mrs. Hart, nephews acted as pallbearers and the Jones family of Canton, Mo., sang, while Berl H. Wike played the piano accompaniment. Interment took place in Park Lawn cemetery.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Adage, Wed, 26 Dec 1928, p1]

ORLANDO HILL HART - was born in Massachusetts in 1829, and emigrated to this county quite early. He was married to Miss Jennette Wirt, who died leaving one child, Alvin. In April, 1854, he again married, this time Miss Mary, daughter of Harvey Blair. Of their children 7 are living, Ellie, John, Charles W., Katie, Alfred and Nettie. Mr. H. resided on the homestead until his death, which occurred in 1879. Mrs. H. has on sec. 33 a farm of 80 acres, valued at $40 per acre. P. O., Barry. Mr. H. was a member of the Odd Fellows, and a man highly esteemed by all who knew him.
Transcribed by Christine Walters

RITA ANNETTE HART - Rockport, Ill., July 6., Rita Hart, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Charles Hart of Pleasant Hill, was fatally injured when she ran out in front of a car driven by the Rev. Raymond Houser, 19, of Hannibal, Mo., on the highway here last night at 6:50. She was taken to Illini Community hospital at Pittsfield , where she died of her injuries a short time later. Houser, a Pentecostal minister, way on his way to services at Pleasant Hill when the child started across the highway in front of him. She was visiting Rockport with her parents. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 in the Pleasant Hill Methodist church, with the Rev. Dean Benton officiating. Burial will be in Crescent Heights cemetery. Rita Annette Hart was born Jan. 4, 1960, at New Canton. She is survived by her parents; two sisters, Regina and Ronalyn; two brothers, Gary and Kenneth; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Verdie Smith of Pleasant Hill and Mrs. Lewis Hart of New Canton, and a great grandfather, Lou Galloway of Pleasant Hill
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

SALLY ANN (GORTON) HART - Word was received in this city early this (Wednesday) morning of the death of Mrs. Sallie Ann Hart of New Canton, which occurred at 1:00 o'clock. Mrs. Hart had been ill but a week with the influenza which later developed into pneumonia. On account of her advanced age, almost 83 years, Mrs. Hart was unable to combat the disease. She was born and raised in the vicinity of Barry, but had lived in New Canton for many years, where she was widely known. She lived with her sons in New Canton. Mrs. Hart was the daughter of Kale Gorton and wife. Her husband, Isaac Hart, has been dead for many years. Mrs. Hart leaves four grown children. They are: Fred and Frank Hart, both single and living with the mother; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Bain and Mrs. Charlott Glatfield of this city. No arrangements for the funeral had been made at last reports.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Adage, Wed. 28 Feb 1923]

TRYPHENA (GORTON) HART - was born in Hancock, Berkshire county, Mass., Aug. 4, 1808. Converted January, 1822, and united with the Baptist church in June of the same year and was baptized by Elder Justus Hull. Came to this state in 1837 with her parents, one sister and four brothers; united with the Barry Baptist church the same year. Married to Deacon Joel Hart Aug. 1, 1841. To them were born three children, two sons and one daughter. One son died in the late war. Joel Hart died Feb. 27, 1877. Mother Hart had been a great sufferer for many years. Departed this life July 30th without a struggle. Funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. Roger Hart on Aug. 1st, conducted by Rev. F. P. Douglas, of Kinderhook. A large number of friends were present at the services to extend their sympathy to the bereaved. The interment took place in the Barry cemetery.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton - [Barry Adage, Tues. 6 Aug 1891]

A. CAMPBELL HARTSOCK - was born in Indiana , May 20, 1841; died at his home in Pleasant Hill , Illinois , May 27, 1910. Aged 69 yr 7 days. When President Lincoln called for volunteers A. Campbell Hartsock came forward and offered his services upon the altar of his country becoming a member of Company C - 10th Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He became a soldier of the Cross in 1903 making his confession at the water where 14 had gone for baptism. Upon his confession of faith in his Lord, he was the first of the candidates for Baptism to go into the water to obey his master in this sacred ordinance. He remained faithful until his death, was seldom absent from the Bible school and church service and was ever a willing helper at all the church's public gathering. He was a great lover of music and the song service always appealed to him very touchingly. Funeral services were conducted from his residence by Eld. J. W. Pearson after which the remains were laid to rest in the Hartsock cemetery, northeast of Pleasant Hill on the farm where he spent so many years of his life. (Hartsock, A. C. - Joined at the water on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 31, 1903 and was the first of a crowd of 14 that was baptized on this same afternoon by Rev. O. C. Bolman)
Transcribed by Christine Walters

GUSSIE (CLARK) HARTSOCK - died at her home in Pleasant Hill, Monday morning, March 12. She suffered a heart attack Sunday and gradually became weaker until death. Mrs. Hartsock was a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Collard Clark. She was born at Clarksville, Mo., December 15, 1885 and was 59 years, 2 months and 27 days old. She had lived most of her life at Pleasant Hill. Her husband, Harrison Hartsock died last year. Mrs. Hartsock was a member of the Christian Church in Pleasant Hill. Surviving are one son, Willard Hartsock of the United States Navy and one daughter, Mrs. J. L. Galloway of Trivoli, Ill., and several grandchildren, Jean and Wanda Hartsock have been reared in her home. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Ida Ator of Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were held in the Christian Church in Pleasant Hill, Wednesday afternoon, March 14, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Lee Maynard of Camp Point, Ill. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

HARRISON HOWEY HARTSOCK - died at his home in Pleasant Hill at 11:00 pm Thursday, August 3, 1944, after an illness of several years caused by heart trouble. Harrison Howey Hartsock was born at Wappelo, Iowa, January 28, 1882, and was 62 years, 6 months and 6 days old. He was united in marriage to Gussie Clark, December 3, 1902. To this union three children were born; Wendle, who preceded in death in 1929; Willard who is in the United States Navy, and Lottie, wife of Lacy Galloway of Trivoli, Ill. Mr. Hartsock has been in failing health about five years. He bore his sufferings patiently and knew that the end was near. He was converted and united with the Christian Church under the preaching of Rev. Ralph Alexander. He was a kind and loving father, a faithful companion and a good neighbor. Surviving are the son and daughter, his widow, nine grandchildren, two of whom had made their home with him, one great grandchild, two brothers, Ed Hartsock and John Hartsock and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Hobbs, and many other relatives. One grandson, Jack Hartsock is in the United States Navy. Funeral services were conducted in the Christian Church at Pleasant Hill, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. Homer Brown of Pittsfield. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

JOHN H. HARTSOCK - died suddenly at his home 2 ½ miles southwest of Pleasant Hill in the morning of May 12. He was in his 70th year. He had eaten breakfast and was churning when he fell to the floor, expiring a few minutes later without regaining consciousness. He had suffered of late from indigestion and had recently been under a doctor's care, but had improved. He was born June 4, 1853, a son of Enoch & Eliza Hartsock. He is survived by his wife (formerly Nora Fast), a daughter, Mrs. Frank Hobbs, and three sons, Harrison, Ed and John, all of Pleasant Hill . He was a member of the Christian Church and the Modern Woodman. The funeral was held at the Christian Church in Pleasant Hill , Rev. W. H. Cannon of this city officiating, and interment was in the family lot on the Alvin Windmiller farm northeast of Pleasant Hill.
Transcribed by Christine Walters

JOHN C. HARTSOCK - Funeral services for John C. Hartsock, lifetime resident of Pleasant Hill, were held at 2 pm Friday at the Christian Church there with Rev. Joe Maynard of Pittsfield and Rev. Jerry D'Alton officiating. Interment was in Crescent Heights Cemetery , Pleasant Hill . Ward Funeral Home was in charge. Mr. Hartsock, 72 year old retired construction worker, died at 10:45 am Wednesday, July 15, 1970 in his home. He had been in ill health for a number of years. Born Oct. 28, 1897 in Pleasant Hill , John C. Hartsock was the son of John and Norah Fast Hartsock. He was married at Louisiana , Mo. Dec. 18, 1917 to Ada B. Foster, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Kelly and Mrs. Barthella Benjamin, both of Pleasant Hill . There are 5 grand children and 13 great grand children. Mr. Hartsock was a member of the Christian church in Pleasant Hill and of local Union 965.
Transcribed by Christine Walters

LULA MAE (HARLOW) HARTSOCK - Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Mae Burk, 77, wife of Frank Burk, 534 ½ Broadway, East Alton, will be held Friday at 2 pm in the Christian Church, Pleasant Hill. Burial will be in the Crescent Cemetery. The body is at Smith Funeral Home, Wood River, where friends may call after 7 pm today and until early Thursday morning when the body will be taken to Ward Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, where friends may call after 2 pm Thursday. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Harlow, she was born May 20, 1883, at Monroe, MO. She had lived in East Alton six years. Her first husband, Edward Hartsock, died in 1955 and in 1959 she was married to Frank Burk, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Cora Phillips, Wood River; Mrs. Nora Shelton, Camp Point; Mrs. Audrey Lord, Mrs. Dorothy Helm and Mrs. Delores Miller, Pleasant Hill; three sons, Merle Hartsock, Pleasant Hill; Wilbert Hartsock, Rte. 1, East Alton; and Dale Hartsock, Brighton. There are 35 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Three children preceded her in death.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, Wed. June 23, 1965

MABEL EVA (SHONHART) HARTSOCK - 77, died at the Pittsfield Nursing Center early Friday. She was born in Pike county Dec. 6, 1895, daughter of John J. and Nora E. Bray Shonhart. She married Virgil Hartsock in Pittsfield Sept. 27, 1931 and he preceded her in death many years ago. The only survivor is a brother, Earl Shonhart of Pittsfield. The deceased was a member of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ward Funeral Home here with Rev. Joe T. Maynard of Pittsfield officiating. Interment will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. this afternoon.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

WAVIE W. HARTSOCK - son of the late Edward and Nadie Hartsock, was born in Pleasant Hill township, March 31, 1881 and departed this life at his home near Phoenix, Arizona, Monday, February 3rd, 1930 at the age of 48 years, 10 months and 4 days. He moved to Arizona in October 1928 for his wife's health. He served 3 years in the regular army and received an honorable discharge. On April 20th, 1913 he was united in marriage to M. Blanche Briscoe. To this union three children were born, one dying in infancy. He leaves to mourn his passing his widow, one son, Guy, one daughter, Margaret, one brother O. V. Hartsock of Pleasant Hill, three sisters, Mrs. Addie Stone, and Mrs. Stella Scott of St. Louis; Mrs. Kate Shelby of Redondo, Calif.; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 13th at the Baptist church in Pleasant Hill, conducted by Milo E. Galloway. Interment in the Crescent Heights Cemetery.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

WILLARD HARTSOCK - Funeral services for Willard Hartsock, 61, of Roxana, were held Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1965 in Rosewood Heights, Ill. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial cemetery. Mr. Hartsock died in St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton, Monday, Feb. 8, 1965. He was born in Pleasant Hill, a son of Harrison and Gussie Clark Hartsock. He was married to Pauline Stevens, who survives. He had lived in Roxana for 35 years. Surviving are his widow; a son; and a sister, Mrs. Lacy (Lottie) Galloway of Pleasant Hill.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

CHARLES PAGE HATCH - the eldest son of Franklin and Rebecca Bennett Hatch was born in Griggsville November 20, 1853, and lived in this community all of his long and useful life. On the 6th of November, 1883 he was united in marriage to Ann Lasbury. To this union were born two children, Charles Page Hatch and Mary L. Hatch, who with the widow and brother, Marshall P. Hatch, survive him. Mr. Hatch had been ill for some time and death came at 3:30 o'clock Thursday morning, September 19, at his home in Griggsville. In the death of Mr. Hatch, Griggsville has lost a true and upright citizen, one who was ever loyal to his family and friends and he has gone to his reward at a ripe old age with the respect and affection of all who knew him. Mr. Hatch was a communicant of S. James' Church and funeral services were held there on Saturday.
(Submitted by Sandi Donaldson from a newspaper clipping from a Pike county scrapbook)

MRS. J. F. HATCH - The funeral services connected with the burial of Mrs. J. F. Hatch were held Thursday at 4 o'clock p.m. at the famiy residence, conducted by her former pastor the Rev. N. L. Burton, of Galesburg, who spoke in a most feeling manner of the life and character of the deceased, and words of comfort and consolation to the family and friends, pointing them to the blessed promises of the resurrection. A quartette composed of Mrs. Roy Wilson, Mrs. S. M. Stead, Mr. Del Wade and Bert Hardy sang "Abide With Me" and "Asleep in Jesus." The floral tributes were in great profusion and most beautiful. The pall-bearers were: Frank Hatch of Springfield, Chas. Vose of Perry, Mason Hatch, C. P. Hatch, Marshal Hatch and D. W. Cree of this city. Relatives and friends present from out of the city were: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Capps, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Capps, Miss Emma Capps, Mrs. Joseph Capps, Mrs. James Capps, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gates and son Jerome, Miss Fannie King, Jacksonville, Mr. Frank Vose and son Charles of Perry, Raymond Vose, ElDara, Will Sanford, Chicago. The above notice chronicles the burial of one to whom more than a passing notice seems due. Mrs. Hatch was identified with almost every good work in our little city, both in her church and out of it. Where poverty, sickness, or death was, she was always to be found, did she know of it, with those kindly comforting words spoken from a heart full of love and sympathy for all. Was material aid needed, her purse was always open. We love to think of one who by her life has raised herself by the grace of God to that high level, where her life and thought teaches the things that are divine. Death has its terrible and in explicable sorrow. We will not speak of that. A Christian in her church, a Christian in her family, a Christian among the poor, she walked with God and had this testimony that it pleased Him and God took her.
(Submitted by Sandi Donaldson from a newspaper clipping from a Pike county scrapbook)

LODORNA JEANETTE "JANET" (VOSE) HATCH - The funeral services connected with the burial of Mrs. J. F. Hatch were held Thursday at 4 o'clock p. in. at the family residence, conducted by her former pastor the Rev. N. L. Burton, of Galesburg, who spoke in a most feeling manner of the life and character of the deceased, and words of comfort and consolation to the family and friends, pointing them to the blessed promises of the resurrection. A quartette composed of Mrs. Roy Wilson, Mrs. S. M. Stead, Mr. Del Wade and Bert Hardy sang "Abide With Me" and "Asleep in Jesus." The floral tributes were in great profusion and most beautiful. The pall-bearers were: Frank Hatch of Springfield, Chas. Vose of Perry, Mason Hatch, C. P. Hatch, Marshal Hatch and D. W. Cree of this city. Relatives and friends present from out of the city were: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Capps, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Capps, Miss Emma Capps, Mrs. Joseph Capps, Mrs. James Capps, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gates and son Jerome, Miss Fannie King, Jacksonville, Mr. Frank Vose and son Charles of Perry, Raymond Vose, El Dara, Will Sanford, Chicago. The above notice chronicles the burial of one to whom more than a passing notice seems due. Mrs. Hatch was identified with almost every good work in our little city, both in her church and out of it. Where poverty, sickness, or death was, she was always to be found, did she know of it, with those kindly comforting words spoken from a heart full of love and sympathy for all. Was material aid needed, her purse was always open. We love to think of one who by her life has raised herself by the grace of God to that high level, where her life and thought teaches the things that are divine. Death has its terrible and in explicable sorrow. We will not speak of that. A Christian in her church, a Christian in her family, a Christian among the poor, she walked with God and had this testimony that it pleased Him and God took her.
(Submitted by Sandi Donaldson from a newspaper clipping from a Pike county scrapbook)

LYDIA B. HATCH - The passing away of Mrs. Lydia B. Hatch on last Wednesday morning is deserving of more than passing notice because she was the oldest resident of our city, if not of Pike county, her age being 94 years, one month and 14 days. (Death was 25 November 1908) Mrs. Hatch came to Griggsville with her husband, the late Isaac A. Hatch in 1840, making the trip by canal and stage coach. Mr. Hatch died Feb. 7, 1896, after a useful and successful life as farmer, merchant and banker. Three children were born to them, Abbie A., John F., and George, the latter dying in infancy. Coming here at so early a date, Mr. and Mrs. Hatch necessarily experienced the hardships of the pioneer life. However, none ever entered, Aunt Lydia's home without a warm welcome nor left without feeling the warmth of a genuine hospitality, so characteristic people of her ancestry. Disease did not destroy the charm of a kind indulgent disposition, nor old age diminish her unselfish solicitude for her friends and loved ones. Her sweet face made sunshine in a shady place. If strangers felt the charm of her rare courtesy and joyous, sunny temperament, how much more so the members of her own household upon whom she lavished all the sweet earnestness and careful culture of her mind and nature. Strong and potent was the influence of this loving heart which gave of its gifts so generously. The spirit of her love was not weakness but strength. Gently, and most unconsciously, it coerced those coming in contact with it, to strive for, if not to attain the realization of the high ideal. Her life was gentle, but like the waters, it was deep. In her heart of hearts she carried those she loved and her hand was never weary, her step never failed in ministering unto, caring for, waiting upon those who were in any way dependent upon her. "So he giveth his beloved sleep." Her children and her grandchildren shall rise up and call her blessed. Impressive funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. H. Appelman, her former pastor, of Marseilles, Ill., after which all that was mortal of this grand old mother in Israel was tenderly conveyed to our Silent City, where by the side of a devoted husband she now rests in peace.
(Contributed by Sandi Donaldson)
A nonagenarian has away at Griggsville. There is special interest in her death for the reason that was the foster-mother of the late Dr. Henry Hatch, of this city. In mentioning her demise the Griggsville press has this to say: Mrs. Lydia B. Hatch passed away this morning at 7:20 o'clock after a decline of several weeks, her death being due to old age. "Aunt Lydia," as she was familiarly known, was a daughter of Jonathan Baxter, and was born in New Hampshire on October 11, 1814, her age being 94 years, 1 month and 14 days. Her young womanhood was spent in teaching in which she was very successful. Her marriage to the late Isaac A. Hatch took place in New Hampshire in 1840. Two children were born to them, Abbie A. and John Franklin, both of whom survive. Mrs. Hatch was a faithful member of the Griggsville Congregational church. She was not only faithful in her church, but just as faithful in believing that it was her duty as a Christian to do the will of the Master at all times. She was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need, both in acts of kindness and in words.
Transcribed and submitted by Delaine Donaldson - (The Quincy Daily Whig, November 27, 1908)

MARIA REBECCA HATCH - Died, in Griggsville, Illinois, August 29th, of Diptheria, after a distressing illness of three days, Maria Rebecca, oldest child of R. B. and E. D. W. Hatch, aged thirteen years and nine months.
IL State Journal, Springfield, IL 9-16-1861
Obituary provided by Susan Stott

REUBEN BENTON HATCH - Hon. R. B. Hatch died at his residence, at Griggsville, at 4 a.m., this morning. Mr. Hatch was an officer in the army during the war, and was afterwards one of the leesees of the penitentiary. We are not informed as to the nature of the fatal disease.
IL State Register, Springfield, IL., 7-28-1871
At Pittsfield, July 28th, suddenly, Capt. Reuben B. Hatch. Captain Hatch will be remembered by a wide circle of acquaintances in this and other States, while in the service during the war. He was a brother of O. M. Hatch of this city.
IL State Journal, Springfield, IL., 7-29-1871

After his death Reuben's family moved to Montana. His wife, Ellen DeWitt Bush Hatch, is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Big Timber, Montana. The larger marker is her grave marker found in the Mountain View Cemetery, and lists R. B. Hatch as her husband. The smaller marker engraved with "R. B. Hatch / COL. of 8 ILL. INFT / 1819-1871" marks Reuben's final resting place in the Griggsville Cemetery.
Obituary provided by Susan Stott

CHAUNCEY LAWSON HIGBEE - died suddenly of apoplexy on Sunday. Judge Higbee, it is stated, had been feeling quite ill for the last week, but his physician did not attribute it to any serious cause, consequently his attack, which caused him to drop from his chair dead, was a terrible shock to his family and to the community in which he resided. Judge Higbee was one of the Circuit Judges in this District, and was also on the bench of the Appellate Court of this (the Third) District, and his eminence as a jurist is well known all over the State. He has also occupied a high position in the councils of the Democratic party, being virtually the leader of the party in Pike county. his prominence in all circles must necessarily bring profound sorrow to his friends and acquaintances regardless of class or political faith. Judge Higbe was elected Circuit Judge for four terms, the first time in 1861. He was elected Judge of the Appellate Court six years ago. It is reported that on Saturday he told the Hon. J. M. Bush that he would not consent to remain on the judicial bench longer than this year, when his fourth term as Circuit and Appellate Judge would expire, and he would retire to public life. In 1845 he was publishing a paper at Nauvo. Ill., when his office material was put into the Mississippi river and he was warned by the Mormons to leave the place on penalty of death. He thereupon removed to Pittsfield to reside, where he practiced law successfully for a long time, and, as stated, in 1861 was elected Judge. He began his professional career at the bar of Pike County about the year 1847, and rapidly rose to distinction in his profession and to importance as a political leader in the Counties embraced in what is known as the "Military Tract" in this State. After serving one term in the House of Representatives as a member of the Nineteenth General Assembly, he was elected to the State Senate, serving two sessions in that body - those of 1859 and 1861, retiring in June to accept his first judicial election. As a man Judge Higbee earned the warmest regard of al his acquaintances. As a jurist, he stood second to none of his associates upon the Appellate bench. As a politician he was well-informed, sagacious and shrewd, and had the complete confidence of his party throughout the State. He was a native of Clermont county, Ohio, where he was born in 1820. In 1854 he married Julia White, niece of the late Hon. I. N. Morris of this city. His wife survives him, together with a son and daughter - Harry Higbee, presently practicing law at Minneapolis, and Susie Higbee, living at home at Pittsfield. Judge Higbee was possessed of a large amount of property.
Contributed by Margaret Rutledge - Quincy Whig, Thursday, December 11, 1884, page 4

AUSTIN EDGAR HOAGLIN - 74, of Pleasant Hill, died in Pike county hospital in Louisiana, Mo., at 8:20 Monday morning, August 23, 1965. Mr. Hoaglin was born Oct. 3, 1890, near Belleview in Calhoun county, a son of John and Nancy Miller Hoaglin. He attended Belleview and Elm Grove Schools. He spent his whole life in farming and served as highway commissioner in Ross township. On Sept. 11, 1955 he was married to Mrs. Verlie Hobbs, who survives. Surviving with the widow are five children, Floyd of Babylon, N. Y., Mrs. Clark Pointer of Louisiana, Mrs. Eldred Stone of Bowling Green, Mo., Mrs. Nolan Mix of Louisiana and Durlin Wisdon of Fort Worth, Texas, all by his first wife; two step-children, Larry and Thomas Hobbs of Pleasant Hill; a brother, Clifford Hoaglin of Louisiana; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at 2 in Ward funeral chapel with the Rev. Francis Sheppard officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery.
Card of Thanks: To each and everyone we extend our heartfelt thanks for each expression of sympathy during the loss of our loved one. The Austin Hoaglin Family - Thanks: I wish to thank those who visited me while I was a patient in Pike county hospital and for the cards I received. A special thanks to the minister who visited me. Mrs. Verlie Hoaglin
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

EFFIE (McCLAIN) HOAGLIN - 83, died in Pike County Hospital at Louisiana, Mo, Tuesday afternoon, May 4. She had been a patient in the hospital after suffering a heart attack at her home. She had spent her entire life in Pleasant Hill Community. Effie Elzina McClain, a daughter of John and Amelia Hemphill McClain, was born August 25, 1871 at Pleasant Hill. She was married to Frank Hoaglin, April 19, 1891. To this union fifteen children were born, seven having preceded her in death. Her husband passed away in January, 1913. a son, William Cornelius, died December 1, 1939 at the age of 39. Following the death of her husband, she kept the family together in a home of their own. At times the going was pretty hard with the large family to support, but she met the task with a smile, and with assistance of the children maintained the home until her death. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Edna Capps, Winchester; Mrs. Thelma Garner, Pleasant Hill; Mrs. Ethel Todd, Kane; Mrs. Archie Windmiller, Nebo; Clay, Clarence and Russell of Pleasant Hill, and Jess of San Gabriel, Calif. She also leaves 15 grandchildren, 8 great grandhildren and one sister, Mrs. Lola Bull of Bowling Green, Mo. Funeral services will be held in the Methodist church in Pleasant Hill Thursday afternoon at 2, with Rev. Charles Hawn in charge. Burial will be in Crescent Heights cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

ROY HOAGLIN - died at his home on Carrollton Ridge, southeast of Pleasant Hill, Thursday morning December 5th. He had lived in this community the past 35 years. He was a good citizen and highly respected by his neighbors and friends. Roy Freeman Hoaglin was born near Belleview, Calhoun County, Ill., February 7, 1895, and died December 5, 1946. He was a son of John and Nancy Miller Hoaglin. He was married to Florence Carroll, July 16, 1927. To this union 6 children were born; Mary Lou, Nancy Lee, John Freeman, Donald Wayne, Helen Marie and Donald Roy, all living. He was one of a family of 8 children. A brother and sister preceded him in death. Surviving are three brothers, Austin Hoaglin and Perry Miller of Pleasant Hill and Cliff Hoaglin of Louisiana, Mo. He united with the Pentecostal Church six years ago. Funeral services were held in the Pentecostal Church in Pleasant Hill, Friday afternoon December 6, conducted by Rev. Gardner. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

CHARLES ARTHUR HOBBS - son of Geo. and Emma Hobbs, was born near Pleasant Hill, May 5, 1886 and departed this life July 15, 1953, at Pike County Hospital, Louisiana, Mo. At the age of 19 during the ministry of Rev. Bollman, he united with the Pleasant Hill Christian Church. He and Lula Collard were married Oct. 4, 1906. To this union four sons were born, Kenneth, Leo, Ralph and Everette. She departed this life Dec. 16, 1920. On Aug. 23, 1925 he and Verlie Thomas were united in marriage. To this union two sons were born, Arthur Thomas and Larry. Mr. Hobbs is survived by his companion, six sons, an aged mother, Mrs. Emma Hobbs; two sisters, Mrs. Mertie McLain and Mrs. Annis Long, one brother, G. H. Hobbs of Nebo, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon. The Rev. John Hoyt officiated. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery. Pallbearers were W. E. Woods, G. N. Weaver, C. W. Shireman, Harry Smith, Guy Yokem and Ray Scranton.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

EMMALINE (PARKS) HOBBS - daughter of Alfred and Rebecca Parks was born May 10, 1863 near Independence, Ill. and departed this life at her home in Pleasant Hill on January 27, 1955 at the age of 91 years, eight months and 17 days. She was the last of a family of 11 children. She confessed her Saviour and was baptized at Rock Hill by Rev. Patterson at the age of 15 years. She was married to George Hobbs at Pittsfield in January, 1883. To this union four children were born, George H. Hobbs of Nebo; Mrs. Myrtle McLain and Mrs. Annis Long of Pleasant Hill and Arthur who preceded her in death. They lived on a farm south of Pleasant Hill until her husband passed away on March 2, 1900 at which time she moved to Pleasant Hill where she lived the remainder of her life. She worked to make a good home for her family and friends and was never too busy to lay down her tasks, to help in time of need. It can be truly said, "she has fought a good fight, she has kept her faith and finished the course." She is survived by two daughters, the son, nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Christian church in Pleasant Hill conducted by Rev. Richard Blankenship, pastor of the Nebo Christian church. Her granddaughters, Mrs. Mary Payne, Mrs. Donna June Hobbs, and Miss June Hobbs sang, accompanied by Mrs. Leila Henry. The flowers were cared for by the granddaughters. Pallbearers were Kenneth, Leo, Ralph, Thomas, and Larry Hobbs and James Wintejen. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

FANNIE HOBBS - 79, died in her home in Pleasant Hill, Tuesday night, Jan. 2, 1962 at 11. Death was caused by a heart attack. She suffered a heart attack last November, but had improved and her death was a shock to relatives and friends. Mrs. Hobbs was born at Pleasant Hill, Aug. 2, 1883, a daughter of John and Nora Fast Hartsock. She had lived her whole life in Pleasant Hill community. She was married to Frank Hobbs on March 18, 1906. He died in December 1959. Surviving are a son, Emil Hobbs of Pittsfield, and a brother, John Hartsock of Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were held in Coultas funeral home in Pleasant Hill Thursday afternoon at 2, with the Rev. Robert Gulledge officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

GEORGE H. HOBBS - son of George and Emeline Parks Hobbs was born February 13, 1889 in Pleasant Hill, Illinois. He passed away March 22, 1967 at 9:58 a.m. at Illini Community hospital in Pittsfield, Ill. His age was 78 years, 1 month, and 9 days. He attended school at Pleasant Hill and was a 1925 graduate of Worsham's School in Morticians at Chicago, Ill. He was a member of the Nebo Christian church, and the Masonic Lodge No. 565 A. F. & A. M. at Pleasant Hill. Mr. Hobbs and his wife moved from Pleasant Hill to Nebo 44 years ago. He was a mortician and funeral director for 41 years before he retired because of poor health. He and his wife had no children, but early in their married life they took a little girl into their home whom they loved as a daughter. She was Beulah Smith, daughter of Mrs. Hobbs cousin. She remained in their home until she was 2 ½ years old and her mother regained her health. Several years later she again made her home with them until shortly before her marriage. She is now Mrs. Guy Talloforo of Hannibal, Mo. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle McLain and Mrs. Annis Long of Pleasant Hill, four nieces, six nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Arthur. Funeral services were held in the Nebo Christian church Saturday afternoon at 2, with the Rev. Terry Ezell and the Rev. Joy Maynard officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

JAMES HECTOR HOBBS - Pleasant Hill, Ill., Sept. 18, 1899 - The reunion was in full blast Saturday, being the last day. It was the big day and a large crowd was on the grounds. In the afternoon A. C. Matthews and W. H. Crow, of Pittsfield, spoke to the crowd. A fatal accident occurred on the road to the grounds Friday morning. A bicycle was the cause of it. A number of vehicles were on the road and some one on a bicycle came rushing past when a horse got scared and started on a run, throwing his rider, and frightening other horses. One team driven by Hector Hobbs became unmanageable and ran away, throwing Mr. Hobbs and his wife out and wrecking the wagon. Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs were picked up and brought here to Doctor Thomas office, and remained there all day under care of Drs. Thomas and Lacy. Mr. Hobbs died Saturday morning from his injuries and Mrs. Hobbs is very seriously hurt, and being well advanced in years, it is hard to tell how her injuries will result. The grounds where the reunions have always been held, were sold at auction Friday on the grounds to the highest bidder for $835. The tract contains 40 acres but is subject to overflow.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - From the Quincy Library Historical Newspaper Archives

LEO DUANE HOBBS - 59, of Pleasant Hill, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ward Funeral Home there with Rev. Lowell Weaver officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill. Mr. Hobbs died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 1969 after suffering an apparent heart attack while fishing at Spring Lake, six miles west of Pleasant Hill. He was reportedly under treatment for a heart condition and had recently been released from Illini hospital, Pittsfield. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Born at Pleasant Hill April 18, 1910 Leo Duane Hobbs was the son of Arthur and Louina Collard Hobbs. He was a construction worker and a life long resident of Pleasant Hill. He was married at Kampsville Feb. 2, 1929 to Opal Moyer, who survives with two sons and one daughter: Donald Hobbs of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Jerry Hobbs of Taylorville and Mrs. Dewey (Kathleen) Davis of Pleasant Hill. There are nine grandchildren. Other survivors include his stepmother, Mrs. Verlie Hoaglin of Pleasant Hill, and five brothers: Kenneth, Thomas and Ralph Hobbs, all of Pleasant Hill, Everett of Kampsville and Larry of Nebo. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

ALBERT HURT - The Quincy Daily Journal Friday February 19, 1892 page 8 - The friends of Albert Hurt among our readers will learn with unusual regret that he is in quite a serious physical condition. He is afflicted with a cancer on his head, and some disease-affecting one side of his body, and for four or five months has been in great distress. Three weeks ago he left Quincy for Chicago to have an operation performed but he was too weak to undergo the ordeal. There is little hope of his recovery. BARRY ADAGE

The Quincy Daily Journal Saturday April 30, 1892 page 5, - Death of Mr. Albert HurtThe many friends of Mr. Albert Hurt will be pained to learn of his sad and unexpected death, which occurred this morning at 4 o'clock, in the 39th year of his age.Mr. Hurt was born near Barry, in Pike county, and came to Quincy about twelve years ago. During most of this time he was employed as a shipping clerk at the Thomas White Stove company.He was well known in Pike county and this city, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. At the time of his death he was worshipful master of Bodley lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M. of this city.Mr. Hurt was sick during the greater part of a year, but when his death came it was unexpected to the great majority of his friends. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his untimely death. they have the sincere sympathy of the whole body of Mr. Hurt's numerous friends.The funeral will take place from the late residence of the deceased on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and the services will be conducted at the home by Rev. S. H. Dana, and at the cemetery by the Masonic fraternity.

The Quincy Daily Journal, Monday May 2, 1892 page 6, - Barry, Illinois - May 1 - A telegram received here yesterday announced the death in Quincy of our former townsman, Albert Hurt. It was a great surprise to his numerous friends here. Only Thursday the Quincy papers announced that Albert was getting along fine and his friends expected to see him out again in a few days. Albert was born and raised here and his friends are numbered here by the score. The family have the sympathy of our community in their bereavement. Mr. Hurt leaves three brothers here to mourn his death - Elosia, Berry and Charlie

The Quincy Whig, Thursday May 5, 1892 page 8 - The author of this one must have been paid by the word or had space to fill. Death of Albert Hurt - After a long and painful illness, lasting more than a year, Mr. Albert Hurt of this city, died, Saturday morning at 4 o'clock. Everything possible was done for the sufferer, the best medical and surgical skill of Chicago and this city being exhausted in vain efforts to arrest the progress of the fatal malady that terminated his life. He was patient and hopeful, and it seems hard that he should be taken from his devoted family in the very prime of life, for he was but 39 years of age. Mr. Hurt had many warm friends, who will grieve to hear of his death. He will be missed by them, for he was a man whose kindly disposition and social qualities impressed themselves upon all who came within the range of his acquaintance. For the afflicted wife and three little girls left to mourn his loss there will go out the deepest sympathy of the community. Fondly attached to his family, his loss to them will indeed be great, yet they will have all the consolation afforded by the memory of a loving husband and father, whose every thought was for their happiness and comfort and whose pure life gives them assurance that they may meet him in a better world, where there will be no more parting forever.Mr. Hurt was born in Barry, ill., and has resided in this city during the past twelve years. In that time he has filled responsible positions in the wholesale boot and shoe house of Kingsbury, Blasland & Co., the wholesale cracker and confectionery house of Brown Bros., and in charge of the shipping department of the Thomas White Stove Co. Four brothers survive him, three living in Barry, Ill. and one in Boise City, Idaho.Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral without further notice on Monday afternoon at 8 o'clock. The services will be in charge of Bodley lodge, No. 1, F. & A.M., of which body he held a high position of worshipful master at the time of his death.

The Quincy Daily Journal Friday May 13, 1892 page 7 - Estate of Albert Hurt, deceased. Inventory of Thomas White, administrator. There is no real estate nor chattels. There is $803.65 in cash and notes amounting to $900, the latter belonging to the estate of Sarah Hamilton.

The Quincy Daily Journal Monday June 6, 1892 page 7 - Deeds Recorded Saturday. - Albert Hurt to Alexander Hurt, lot 7, Newcomb's sub of the e ½ lot 3 and w ½ lot 4, Reiss, add to Quincy, q c d. Consid. (the dollars are cut off the article, and the new owner must be wife Alexandrine Hurt.)
Contribute by Margaret Rutledge

CLAY HURT - son of Berryman and Cora B. Hurt, was born near Barry, Ill., July 23, 1893, and died at his mother's home near this city March 26, 1903, aged 9 years, 8 months and 3 days. Clay was a bright boy for his years and was a general favorite among his companions, and was familiarly called by them "Pete.".... Besides being the youngest of a family of children, he was more constantly with his mother and she will keenly feel the sorrow caused by his departure. His illness was of short duration, and he suffered much, but bore it patiently like a little man. He seemed to realize that his condition was serious and asked his physician if he thought he would get well. On Thursday evening...he breathed his last leaving to mourn his death his mother, (his father having died three years ago) three brothers and two sisters and other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were conducted from the family home Saturday, March 28th, by Rev. W. M. Hailey and the remains were laid to rest beside those of his father in Barry cemetery. The community deeply sympathizes with Mrs. Hurt in this sure affliction.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Adage, Thurs, 2 Apr 1903]

CAPT. ELISHA HURT - was born in South Carolina May 26, 1809, and died at Barry, Ill, Aug. 7, 1888, Aged 79 years 3months and 12 days. When a few years old his father emigrated to Tennessee where his mother died, after which his father moved to Kentucky while he was still a small lad. He there grew to manhood, and on July 12, 1838 was married to Margaret Jane Lee, by whom he had nine sons and two daughters. The mother died May 6, 1886. Of the children five sons survive, Charles H., Elisha and Berryman, who reside at Barry, Albert at Quincy, Ill. and Edwin G. at Waco, Texas. Capt. Hurt came to Illinois in 1839, settling on his farm north of Barry. In 1849 he went to California and was among the first to reach that State overland. He returned to Barry in the spring of 1851 and in 1852 engaged in merchandising in this place, which he continued to 1860. In 1861 he raised Co I of 28th Ill. Infantry, and served as captain of the same for three years. He participated in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged and his record as a soldier is one of the best. He was mustered out in 1864 and returned to Barry, where he has since resided. Capt. Hurt was wounded in the first days battle at Shiloh and was removed from the field to a hospital boat. On the morning of the second day, in the opening battle he returned to the line and remained at the head of his company during the day, when victory perched on the banner of the Union army. Mr. Hurt became interested in politics early in life, and in 1852 was elected sheriff of this county on the Whig ticket. Of late years he has been an ardent Republican. He was sick sixteen days and died of dysentery and kidney trouble. The funeral took place from the M.E. church yesterday afternoon, Rev. W.S. Calhoun holding the Services. Dr. Baker also spoke feelingly of his dead friend.
Contributed by Janet Hinch - Barry Adage Friday Aug. 10, 1888
(note: according to census records their other children were, Eliza, Ellen, Clay, Walter, Moses and one unable to find.)