Stark County Illinois Obituaries and Death Notices

Susan (Frail) Jackson

Stark County News , April 1946

Funeral Rites For Mrs. Susan Jackson Held Here Friday.

Mrs. Susan Jackson, for many years a resident of Stark County, departed this life at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, March 30, 1926, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Everette Wilkinson, southeast of Toulon. Her death came after an illness of several days with pneumonia.   Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Congregation church in Toulon. Rev. Frank M. Inman, pastor of the Methodist church, being in charge.   The song service was given by a mixed quartet composed of Mrs. E.H. Llyod, Mrs George W. Ham, L.M. Ham, H.J. Ham, John Allen, Binnie McMillen and Minott Silliman.   Interment was in the cemetery at Lafayette.

Susan Frail was born in Knox County, Illinois, March 9, 1844, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Everette Wilkinson, Tuesdays, March 30, 1926, aged 82 years and 31 days. She was a daughter of Barnabas and Jane Frail, pioneer residents of Stark County. She was one of a family of ten children-four boys and six girls. Three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage with John Jackson January 18, 1877, who departed this life, October 15, 1906. To this union was born one son Thomas Jackson, who died February 4, 1925, and one daughter, Mrs Jennie Wilkinson, near Wyoming, at whose home she had lived for several years and where she had died. Here, all that medical skill and loving hands could do was done but the serious nature of her illnesscaused her to sink rapidly until she passed into her eternal home. Mrs Jackson was well known and highly respected. She was unselfish and would sacrifice her own comfort and convience in order to help others. She was a lover of her home and family and it was with them that she found her greatest joy and comfort.

Those who remain to mourn are the daughter, Mrs. JennieWilkinson, of near Wyoming; one brother, Thomas Frail, of near Toulon; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Carstairs of Lafayette; one granddaughter, Lillian May Jackson, and the little boy whom she has cared for, besides other relatives and many friends. - Contributed by Karen Seeman

Mrs. E. N. James

Stark County News , Sept. 6, 1878

Wyoming Notes

Mrs. E. N. James died on last Monday evening; after a long and painful illness. The funeral service was held at the house on Wednesday morning, after which her remains were taken to Providence for interment. - Contributed by Karen Seeman

Joseph Watkins Jamison

Stark County Union, April 4, 1869

DIED At the residence of his father, near Toulon, the 29th ultimo, Joseph Watkins Jamison, son of Captain Jacob Jamison, in the 18th year of his age.

But a few weeks ago he left home, for the second time, in company with his father, to rejoin his regiment again, before he had entirely recovered from a severe sickness with which he had been prostrated for several months and by which he was attacked while at Jefferson City, MO.; and the exposure and hardships which he had to undergo subsequently, not only brought on a relapse, but a day or two after his final return home laid him upon the bed of death. The sufferings which the subject of this notice has endured while in the service, shows what a terrible thing war is, and how much of patriotism some men possess; for if ever there was a young life sacrificed in behalf of his country it was that of Joseph Watkins Jamison. Though convalescent, he was too unwell, as we know, when he left home to re-enter the service; and had he remained, no blame could have attached to him for a neglect of duty; but we believe that it was a fear of this which induced him to go. He left home immediately in response to the commands of his superiors, and rode 40 miles to Peoria in an open wagon one of the coldest nights of last winter, and after joining his regiment performed duty in the severe marches of his company, his form weakened and wasted by disease, literally through mud and water, during a most inclement season, in lower Missouri. It was a most trying ordeal to his stout and healthy comrades, but to one who was sick it must have been an experience of prolonged suffering; and the reflection of it cannot but add to the poignancy of our grief, though it may excite in us admiration at his manly bearing as a soldier.

The funeral services took place at the Methodist Church, in this town, on Monday last, the Rev. Mr. Matthews, of Wyoming preaching an appropriate and interesting sermon on the occasion, and the Rev. Mr. Hamilton making the closing prayer. At the request of the father of the deceased the Hon. Thos. J. Henderson made some remarks upon the occasion. The church was crowded with people, the coffin decorated with the stars and stripes, and at the close of the extremely interesting exercises, the whole congregation, in order, took a last look at the remains in the coffin, dressed in his soldier garb, after which the long funeral procession accompanied them to the Cemetery to perform the service of burial. - Contributed by Karen Seeman

Jared Jones

31 Jan 1903, Burlington Junction (Missouri) Post


Funeral in the Methodist Episcopal Church Tuesday Afternoon

Jared Jones, one of the oldest citizens in this community, died last Monday morning about 4 o'clock, after a lingering illness, and the funeral was held in the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. j. D. Mendenhall officiating. After the funeral the remains were taken to Wyoming, Ill., where they were interred beside those of his wfie.

Jared Jones was born in Jackson, afterward part of Ross county, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1817, in which place he spent his school days and frew to manhood. On Nov. 23, 1838, he united in marriage to Miss Catherine Sallars, of the same county and state, where they made their home for 17 years. In September, 1853, he, with his family, moved to Wyoming, Stark county, Ill., where they lived until 1895, when he buried his wife, who had been his life companion for about 38 years. On November 18 his sons, with whom he has since made his home, brought him to Nodaway co., Mo.

Mr. Jones was the father of 12 children, two of whom died in infancy, and one, Mrs. Sarah Powell, died in Illinois. Nine, David, of Wyoming, Ill., John, William, Miles and James A., of Burlington Junction; Mrs. Nancy White, of Toulon, Ill.; Mrs. Hosanna Schreck and Mrs. Lyda Gingerick, of Kewanee, Ill., and Silvester, of Blanchard, Iowa, survive.

In 1865, Mr. Jones united with the United Bretheren church in Wyoming, Ill., in which church he retained his membership until his death. He was a consciencious and earnest christian, giving proof by his life and conduct of the sanctifying power of the holy spirit.

Mr. Jones had been in feeble health for some years, during which time he has had the constant care of his sons. For some days he had been failing and on Monday morning fell asleep, aged 86 years, 1 month and 9 days.

Mrs. Eliza L. Jordan

Henry Republican, January 20, 1876

Near Bradford, January 11, of heart disease, Eliza L., aged 42 years, wife of Isaac B. Jordan. - Contributed by Nancy Piper

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