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Randolph County Illinois
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William Walker
WILLIAM WALKER died in St. Louis, Monday
William Walker, a former resident of the community and known here died in St. Louis Tuesday.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Matilda Walker formerly of Oakdale, one daughter Betty Houseman, and two sisters Mrs. J. M. Caruth and Miss Rose Walker. The funeral was held from the Craig Mortuary in St. Louis at two o'clock yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.  [March 14, 1939 Centerville Republican; Sub. by Kathryn Todd and Transcribed by Vicki Bryan]


Clem O. Wiley
Clem O. Wiley, born near Preston, Ill., May 9, 1867. Died near Sparta Jan 23, at 1:45 a.m., 1916.He was married at Salem, Ill., March 22, 1890 to Miss Margaret J. Skinner. Since his marriage, with the exception of about four years, he has lived in Randolph county.In 1896 he united with the united Presbyterian church at union, under the pastorate of Rev. Nat Childs.Mr. Wiley is survived by his widow and the following children: William F., Mrs. Martha B. Sloeven, Ethel V., Albert, John, Lucille and Vernon.The funeral service was held Monday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Childs at Union church, and the burial was made in the Union cemetery.Mr. Wiley was rated a good man by his neighbors and friends, and many are the regrets expressed on account of his death. [Sparta, IL, Sparta Plaindealer, 28 Jan 1916, Pg 1 - Sub by FoFG]



Minnie E. Wilson
Mrs. Hugh Wilson Dies at hospital Here at Age 82
Mrs. Minnie Elizabeth Wilson, widow of Hugh Wilson, died at the Sutherland Hospital, next door to her home, Friday, September 2, at 3 a.m. She was aged 82 years, 7 months and 20 days. She became ill only four days before her death.Funeral services were held Sunday at the Walker Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. C. W. Armentrout, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment was at Union cemetery.The deceased was born January 12, 1867, south of Sparta, and was the last of the children born to the late John and Alvira Ann Baird, nee Brown, prominent residents of this community for many years.Mrs. Wilson was twice married. The first marriage was to Montieth M. Shields of New Castle, PA., on September 29, 1887, who died on April 22, 1895. The second marriage was to Hugh Wilson of Sparta, on November 25, 1903, who died in 1932.No children were born to this union but Mrs. Wilson reared two girls. They are Mrs. Walter Blake of Washington, and Mrs. Edward Reynolds of Belleville. Her only relative in Sparta is a niece, Mrs. Harry Bell.Mrs. Wilson spent all her life in Sparta and vicinity except for a few years of her married life spent in Pennsylvania.
[Sparta Plaindealer, 9 Sep 1949, Pg 7 - Sub by FoFG]


Joseph William
Joseph William of TN died at Bapptiste Montrieul's home
[Western Intelligencer, 06 Nov 1817 - Sub by FoFG]




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