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George Mattle Jelly
Died, in LaMard Township, Sept. 7th, of cholera infantum George Mattle, infant son of Benjamin and Malissa Jelly, aged one year, one month and five days. [Wayne County Press, September 16, 1875]


Mrs. Jenkins
Mrs. Jenkins, living 3 miles southwest of Cisne, was buried on Sunday.  Mrs. Jenkins was the second wife of John D. Baker, deceased, formerly one of our most enterprising farmers.  [Wayne County Press, October 15, 1874]


John Jessup
In Wayne County, Ill., a few days ago, a fatal accident occurred near the residence of Mr. John Jessup: They had been stacking grain or hay on the premises, and a pitch-fork had been left on the stack. Johnnie Hampton, aged six years, was on the stack, and some one called to him to throw the fork down. He started it down the stack, point foremost. A little son of John Jessup was, unfortunately, standing at the foot of the stack, and the fork struck him in the back part of the head, one prong passing through the skull and coming out at the eye. The child expired instantly. (Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois) August 17, 1871 -- Transcribed by Nan Lambert Starjak)


Sarah W. Jessup
Died at her residence in Wayne County, Ills., March 4th, 1874, Sarah W., wife of John Jessup, aged 37 years and one month. . . [Wayne County Press, April 9, 1874]


Mrs. B. A. Johnson
DIED.  At the residence of her mother, Mrs. B. A. Johnson, on Friday, March the 24th, Mrs. Julia Forrest, aged 23 years.  [Wayne County Press, April 2, 1868]


Carrie M. Johnson
Died at the residence of T. T. Bonham on Sunday, Dec. 19th, 1869, Carrie M. Johnson, infant daughter of Ansley Johnson, aged two years and five days. [Wayne County Press, January 6, 1870]


Eathen Johnson
"DIED- the 6th, Eathen A. Johnson of this place."[The Fairfield Weekly News, 1 Oct 1857 - Submitted by a FOFG]


Eli Johnson
Died at his residence near Enterprise, Wayne County, Ills., on the 2d day of July, inst., at 11 o'clock and 30 minutes.  Eli Johnson, formerly from the state of Ohio and a citizen of this state for eighteen years past. [Prairie Pioneer, July 10, 1862]


Eliza M. Johnson
OBITUARY.-Died on the 1st day of April, in this place, Mrs. Eliza M. Johnson, 33 years, seven months and 23 days, after a protracted illness of over three months in which time she bore her afflictions with patience and Christian fortitude. The deceased leaves a husband and five helpless children to mourn her loss.
We deeply sympathize with brother Johnson, who is a worthy member of Wayne Division No, 116, Sons of Temperance.......Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Methodist Church for the last 16 years, which proves conclusively that:"Youth is time to serve the Lord, The time to insure the great reward."
[The Fairfield Independent Press, April 15, 1854 - Submitted by a FOFG]


John R. Johnson
John R. Johnson, of Arrington Prairie, shot and killed himself on Thursday morning last. [Wayne County Press, July 27, 1871]


Minnie Johnson
Minnie, daughter of John and Amanda Johnson, died November 6th, aged two years. [Wayne County Press, November 18, 1875]


Wesley Johnson
Wesley Johnson died a few days ago. [Wayne County Press, March 18, 1875]


Ella M. Jones
ELLA M. (OMAR) JONES WAYNE NATIVE DIES FROM GUNSHOT
Ella M. Jones, 83, of Mt. Vernon, a native of Wayne County, died at 9:35 a.m. Friday at her home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was a former employee of the Elgin State Hospital. Rites Conducted Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m,. Monday (today) at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with burial in the Bailey Cemetery near Wayne City. Mrs. Jones was born in Wayne County June 3, 1896, the daughter of John and Emma (Bennett) Omar. She was married in Johnsonville Jan. 3, 1914 to Otta L. Jones Mrs. Jones was a member of the Oak Grove General Baptist church, the Varnell Rebekah Lodge and the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
[Unknown Date - Submitted by Peg Jones]


Mrs. M. R. Jones
A sad accident occurred at Maysville on Saturday last.  The wife of Mr. M. R. Jones ……in kindling a fire in the kitchen stove poured coal oil upon the fuel, when the can exploded, burning her in a horrible manner.  Death came to her relief at 3 o'clock on Monday morning. [Wayne County Press, June 2, 1870]


Martha Johnson
Mrs. Martha Johnson, wife of Ansley Johnson, died at their residence three miles north-east of Fairfield, on Monday, June 16, 1869, aged 29 years. [Wayne County Press, June 24, 1869]


Sarah E. Jones
SARAH JONES, 83, OF JOHNSONVILLE, DIES (Oct. 17, 1946 Taylorsville #37390)
Mrs. Sarah Ellen Jones, 83, widow of Tillman Jones, died last Thursday at 1:30 p.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Zella Adams, in Taylorville. Mrs. Jones was a resident of Johnsonville. Surviving are two sons, Wesley and Otis Jones, both of Mt. Vernon, and two daughters, Mrs. Ollie Owens of Fairfield and Mrs. Adams. The remains were taken to Combs Funeral Home in Wayne City and prepared for burial. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Oak Grove church near Johnsonville, with Rev. Austin Donoho in charge. Burial was in Bailey cemetery.
[Wayne County Press, 1946 - Peg Jones]



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