July 5, 1923

Article about Auto Accident in Keens
Emaline Hankins and almost blind was run down and killed by B. Mitchell. She was a widow twice. Fist m. to a Webber who died more than 40 years ago. 2nd. M. to Hibe Hankins who been dead more than 20 years. She was a daughter of Thomas Austin..  Never had any children but raise several.  Leave a brother David Austin and 2 sisters. Mary Buffington of Keenes and Nell Lawson of Mt. Vernon.

Wm. Wells, a brother to Harlan Wells died at Tuscola.

Obit (very very long)
Rev. W.Weedon, died at Mt. Carmel, Born, Dec. 23,1846, Columbus co. Ohio, son of Samuel and Lititia Weedon. And died June. 16,1923. His mother died when he was 7. He and his father came to Wayne co. Mar. 12,1860.  Dec. 24,1874 he married Carrie Vanfossen, daughter of Theophilus and Christena Vanfossen. Seven children. Three died in infancy. Fred died 1910 at age of 32.  Three living. Frank of Madison, Wis. Mrs. C.B. McCleelan and Mrs. E.R. Coler of Chicago. His wife died Apr.1920.

July 12, 1923

County Line News
Several attended funeral of C. C. Clark.

A daughter of Mrs. Dennis Smothers died.

Nathaniel, son of J.M. and Mariah Reed ,b. Sept .27.1847 and d. June. 23,1923. Married Mahulda Mills May, 2,1869. One son John B..  The wife died Oct. 21,1871. 2nd. M. to Charlotte Headley, Mar. 6,1873. Three children. Wm. George and Mary. He leave his wife and  two sons.   William and Mary have died.

Marie, 4 or 5 yr. old girl of Otis Atteberry died.

Chester Harold, youngest son of Raymond and Margaret Harris, b. July, 22,1917 and d. July, 2,1923. Beside his parents, he leaves one brother and 5 sisters. Victory cemetery.

July 19, 1923

Clara Miracle , widow of Wm. Whitacre, b. Mar. 3,1847, London, Canada, d. July, 9,1923. Daughter of Hiram and Mary Delmater Miracle. They came to  N.W. Wisconsin, She married Wm. Whitacre and came to Ill. 15 years ago. Later. He died July, 20, 1920. No children but raise her niece. Emma Miracle Coughenour from age 3. Maple Hill cemetery.

Long Article
Walter Dye and Sam Birckett drowned.
Walter, b. Sept, 22,1892 and drowned July ,15,1923. Married Ilma Murphy, Dec. 24,1914. Three children. Victor, Evelyn and Georgia. He also leaves his parents, Tom Dyes. Four brothers, Fred, Jesse, Earl and Silas of Wayne co. Four sisters, Anna Bing of Gilbert Ark. Lura McNeely, Velma Coburn and Miss Delia at home.
Samuel  Jefferson Birckett ,b. May, 27,1902 drowned July, 15,1923. Married Gladys Dye Apr. 22,1923. Also, leave his parents, A.A. Birckett, Two sisters, Rena Neff and May Birckett. One brother Edward died Nov .21,1896.

Obit (and picture)
Victim of Explosion.
Miss Ruth Green, 19 daughter of W.E. Green of Geff lost her life at E. Alton. She was to be married soon.

Rinard News
Several attended funeral of Edgar Ayres.  Willow Branch cemetery.

Local  News
Ivan Smith of Mill Shoals killed by lightning.
Mrs. Viola Jordan of Sims, wife of Moses Jordan died. Bailey cemetery.

Wreat Bell Sager, b. Jan. 4,1893 Boyleston and d. July, 10,1923 at home of James Means. Married Edgar Furerson Oct. 20.1920 at Mt. Erie. Leave her husband, father J.M. Sager of Aledo, Il. Her mother Cordia Means of Fairfield, one brother, Perry Sager of Salem. One sister, Lily Ashbrook of Sims, Maple Hill cemetery.

Abram P. Witter 67 died. Leave five children. Arthur, Grace Williams, Henry, Geo. And Willard. . Two brothers, Samuel of Mt. Vernon and George of Aden. Garrison cemetery.. He was born Dec. 31,1855 and d. July, 11,1923. Son of James and Sarah Witter. Married Mary Boswell, Dec. 28. 1876. Ten children.. But five died. Also his wife.  (this was more info I added from another obit on July, 26,)

Susie, daughter of Michael and Eliza Carpenter  b. Christian co. Mar. 24,1870. They move to Wayne co. in her childhood. Died July, 1,1923.  Married Fred Baldwin 1894. Three children. Lucille Creighton and Georgia Harper of here and O.A. Baldwin. 1906 she married James Cravens, One child Callie. Also 3 brothers, Charles, John and Thad. One sister, Ella Joslyn;. Also five step children.   Maple Hill cemetery.

July 26, 1923

Obit (very long)
Charles Green Archibald ,b. Nov. 11,1844 and d. July, 19,1923. Married Mary Bleakley of Mt.Erie at the age of 25. Ten children, Joseph; Anna; Harry; Glen; Hershal;  Guy; Charles; Nina Amos of Evansville, Cal McCaulley of Sapulpa , Okla. and Myrtle Blake of Cisne. The first four and the mother died.

Local News
Mrs. S,E, Campbell died at her daughter Mrs. G.P. Morris at Champaign, Age 84.  Did lived at Geff.

August  2, 1923

Obit (on fold, can not read all of it)
Laura Baker, b. Mar .13,1848 died E. St. Louis July 26. Married Zebina Bean July, 3,1866. Eight children.  Three boys died in infancy. Her husband survive, beside the five children. Clara and Estella,  teachers in E. St. .Louis. Mrs. Henry____ of Littletown, Colo. Harry of Columbus, Ohio. And Arch of Denver, Colo. One brother Martin Baker of E. St. Louis.  Maple Hill.

James Colvin Wells ,b. July, 7,1886 to  Frank and Mary Wells who both have died. July, 24,1909 he married Clara Downen, Three children, One died in infancy. Other 2 are Oakie and Wanda, Maple Hill.

T.A. Kramer died in E. St. Louis. Had not lived in Wayne co.. since early part of his life. He was a widower and no children. Leave  brothers. E.C. and Harry of  E. St. Louis  James of Fairfield, one sister Belle Maun of E. St. Louis. He was born in Mt. Carmel and buried in Elrado, Kans.

James Edmonson, son of Smith and Angeline Berry ,b. Feb. 11,1866 Wayne co. He was a family of six boys and 5 girls. 3 full brothers, 2 half brothers, 3 full sisters; two half sisters;. Three sisters living, he died July, 30,1923. Married Mary Terrell July, 26,1885. Six children.  One son dying in infancy Also a girl died 1910 age 7.  He leave his wife,    Agnes Sanders, Cora Savage of Fairfield, and Clara Smith of Keenes. Thomas of Mt. Vernon.

Obit (long)
Agnes Catherine, daughter of Clem Long, b. Mar. 8,1894,Cisne.  Married Marion Faverity of Iowa Mar .4,1918.  Later move to Boone, Iowa. One little girl Myra. Two years later she move to Clinton and d. July, 26,1923.  She also survive by her parents, 6 sisters and 2 brothers. Mable Whitson of Onarga ,Il.  Martha Case of Cisne, Edna Porter of Lostant ,Il. Mary McDaniels of Pontiac, IL. Florence Moore of Boone, Iowa, Ruth Simmons of Cisne, Gilbert of Cisne and Jeff of Gilbert, Ark.  Cisne cemetery.

James Tomlinson died  at Browns.

August 9,1923

An Article from EL DORADO KANSAS newspaper about T. A Kramer.

Former Fairfield Citizen died.
Estil, oldest son of Edward and Sarah Puckett ,b. Mar. 4,1861 Wayne co. d. Aug .3,1923 at his daughter in Fort Branch. Age 27 he married Viola Martin.  Seven children. Two boys died. Jimmy a baby and Gillie died in War World 2.  His wife died 19 years ago.. Those left. Stella Wallace and Herman of Fort Branch; Bertha Carter and Viola Childers of Minneaopolis, Minn.  Rosa Vanfossen of Flora. Two sisters, Mary Temple and Nellie Stephens of Wayne co. One brother W.T. of Carmi.  Pleasant Grove cemetery.

Joseph, son of Simon and Eliza Madden b. West Va. In 1853. Died at his son Eli of Rinard, Aug .1,1923 Married Susanna Kiser 1878. Eight  children. Six died in infancy. He leaves his wife and 2 sons, Eli of Rinard and Henry in Mont.  Pleasant Hill cemetery.

Sarah, daughter of John and M.A. Hilliard born Wayne co. Aug .29,1884. Died Aug .4,1923. Married Frank Fansler Apr. 20,1910. Four children. Avery, Allen, Jacob and Mary, Also leave her parents, 2 sisters, Mrs. Orma Miller of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Ives Robbins of Geff. Four brothers, Oliver of St. Louis, Clarence and John of Geff and James of Akron, Ohio.

August 16, 1923

A boy born to Clarence Martin died.

Mrs. America Holstein, b. Ky. Feb. 22,1856 and d. Fairfield, Aug. 8,1923.  Jan. 24,1885 married John Hanna. No children. Her only son is Harry Holstein. Also leave one sister, Clara Freeman of Griffith. Ind.  Maple Hill.

Amanda Powers, daughter of Jacob and Jane Powers ,b. Mar. 12,1842 and died. Aug. 1,1923.  Eight children. Her husband, Five children and one stepdaughter have died. Leave 3 children. Lewis, Mary Burgess and  Dollie Richardson. Amanda married John Hawkins Oct. 25,1863,

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August 23,1923

Obit (on fold)
Sarah Bennett, wife of Geo. Bennett died Aug._- 1923. She married Nov. 23,1905. Seven Children. Foster, Alice, Annie, Charles, Ada. Two infant died. Sarah born Apr .2,1887, daughter of John and Emeline Ellis.

Sarah Garner, 38 wife of Henry garner died at Wayne City, Leave husband and 2 children. One sister. Mrs. Wm. Williams of Wayne City.

Flora  Newspaper
Lightning killed 12 yr .old son of Chas. Henderson. Also a son of Ron Trotter got killed age. 12.

Wallace R. Rigg, b. Wabash co. Mar. 25,1870. Died Aug .10.1923. Married Mary Curdling. Oct. 17,1898 Four children died. Three remain. Robert, Camellia and Harriett. Graceland cemetery. Also leave 3 sisters and one brother.. Mrs. .E. M. Bond, of Blackstone, Ill. Mrs. Fred Ebrmer of Chester. . M..F.Rigg of Golden Gate.

Local News
Aileen, 21  daughter of H.C. Peters died at her parents in Mt. Carmel. Her mother was Mary Wood, daughter of John Wood of Fairfield. Mary 1st married  Pullyblank. Left a widow, Mary married H.C. Peters.

August 30,1923

Word received of death of Mrs.___ Reef of Denver Coo. Wife of the son of Wm. Reef and a grandson of Mrs. Cecelia Reef.

September  6, 1923

John Cates of Mill Shoals died. Father of Dr. Wilford   Cates.

Emma, daughter of J.A. and Ellen McCormick . B. June. 1, ,1888 Wayne co. Married Tiff Rudesill Nov .1,1908. Six children. Aven, Opal, Leonrad, Eileen, Lowell and Maxine. She died. Aug .17,1923. Also leave her parents, five sisters. Eliza Spry of Geff, Addie Cooper of Flora, Mamie Laird of Enterprise, Leatha Gilbert and Avis Fitch of Cisne, four brothers, James, Albert, Frank and Rufus McCormick.  Laird cemetery.

Obit (on fold)
Eleanor, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Harris .b. Monroe co. Ohio. Nov. 11,1835. And died Aug. 25. Married _David Harmon in 1857, Seven children. Her husband died Feb. 5,1874. Later she married Dr. Reed who also died. Later she m. David Porter.  Oak Valley cemetery.

September  13,  1923

Mrs. F.M. Fitch died at Noble. Had four girls. Dr. Ostella Blakely of Fairfield, Mrs. Homer (Luella) gill of Colo. Rosella, wife of J.M. Armstrong of Noble and Lorella, wife of John Hindall of Alamasa, Colo. They raise a nephew, Wm. Ward of Mt. Pulaski.

Wm. Lovejoy, son of Rev. W.M. and Nancy Owen, b. May, 30,1886 near Fairfield. Married Mrs. Fannie Carter of Mt. Vernon. Two children. One died in infancy and the other Earl died age 12 at Mt. Vernon. He survive by his wife, brother, Charles Owen and sister Miss May Owen of Fairfield, Oakwood cemetery.

Obit and long article
Ordie Dalton was killed at Mt. Vernon, Leave a wife and four children, ages one year to 12 years. Vera ,Netis Alberta and Marjorie. He was age 34. A sister Novella Shaw of Dekalb. A brother J.A. Two half brothers Geo. And Ernest survive. A step-sister. Mrs. Mollie Dickey and a half sister Beulah Dalton at home.

Long Article
William Fisher killed at Keenes. Age 82. Leave a widow and several grown children.

R.T. Reid was called to West Salem by death of his brother Havilah Reid age 75. West Village cemetery.

Thomas Broiles, b. Monroe co. Ky. Aug. 31,1823. Move to Ill. 1855. Married in Ky. To Martha lane. Five children. Three living. David of Morrison, IL. Mary Sanford of St. Elmo and Parlee of Charleston. His wife died 1855. He then married 1856 to Elizabeth Gyer. Five children. Only one living. Mrs. Elvira LeFever of Hartley, Iowa. She died Apr. 1868. In Oct. he m. Martha King. Eight children. All living. Emily Cole and James of Clay City, John of Clinton, Iowa. Walter of Wilder, Iowa, Alice Emory of E. Alton, Sarah Brady of Millmine, Ill. Jesse of Fr. Dodge, Ia. and Sam of Calif.

September  20. 1923

Obit on fold) also Article:
Robert D. Murphy drop dead last night. He leave his wife and a daughter Hattie Hart, wife of Charles Hart.

Obit (long)
Lou, daughter of G.B. and Jane Trago ,b. Apr. 15,1866 Cisne and d. Sept. 12,1923 at Barnhill. Married J.B. Montgomery Jan. 24,1889. Two sons , Ira who died as a baby and Leslie. She also leaves one brother Eli of Santa Ana, Calif. and Two sisters. Maggie Billington of Cisne and Elma Galbraith of Mesa, Ariz.

Rinard News
Mrs. Elizabeth Hornbuckle died Sept. 15.1923. Indian Prairie cemetery. Told who came to the funeral.

Local News
Word receives of death of Roswell Wilcox of St. Louis, former Rinard man. Brother in law to James Kramer and an uncle to Chas Betts Wilson.  Maple Hill.

Pleasant Grove News
Chester and Arthur Brach went to Chicago for death of their grandfather Mr. Hodder.

September  27, 1923

Wayne City woman drown in Cristern.   (on fold). Mrs. Mary Jane Whittenburg, widow of John Henry Whittenburg drowned Sept. 10. Her maiden name was Dorsey. She came to Wayne City 40 years ago. Her husband died 36 years ago. Had two sons. C.W. of Centralia and D.R. near by. About a year ago, an aged woman Mrs. Sarah Burgess who lived with her was run over by a train and killed in Wayne City.

Bernice, 4 yr. old girl of Nettie Edmison of Wayne City drowned when she fell into a cistern.

A.C. Green of Bolyeston died. Age 84.

Elizabeth Chloe, daughter of H.L. Bradbury b. Apr. 15,1899. Married Sept. 27,1920 to J. E.Wheeler. Leave a 22 month old son, John Henry. Also her parents and one brother John.  Maple Hill.

Elizabeth, widow of George W. Clark ,born Wayne co. Mar .24,1839 and d. Sept. 20.1923. Leave seven children. Mrs. E.B. Emerson ; Lawrence of Fairfield, Misses Cretia and Julia at  home; Ethel Robertson of Granite City. Ada Conomoyer of Centralia and Gransville of Jonesboro, Ark.  Maple Hill cemetery.

Relative learn of death of  Zebina Bean of E. St. Louis. He move to E. St. Louis some 20 years ago. He leaves five children. Misses Clara and Stella of E. St. Louis, Ada Kraft of Middleton, Colo. Harry at Columbus, Ohio and Arch of Denver. (Added info from Oct .4,). Born Athens co. Ohio in 1842. Came to Ill 1865. His parents Archibald and Adleine Woodworth Bean settled west of Fairfield. He married Laura Baker July, 3,1866. Five children. Maple Hill cemetery.  Told who came.

Elsie Young now of Fredericktown, Mo. Died. Sept .23,1923. Maple Hill cemetery. It will be at her sister Lucy Lindsey. She was the widow of Ewing Young.. She was born Aug. 4,1858, daughter of Cornelius and Mary Harris. Age  16 she m. Louis Powless. Five children. Two sons who died in infancy. Three girls, Martha Harkin, wife of Rank died a number of years ago. One girl died early in life. She lived with her only daughter Nannie Brown.

Word received death of J.M. Ruggies at Phoenix, Ariz. Left here about 17 years ago. Buried in Phoenix

Elizabeth Eunice Marshall daughter of N.D. L. and Amanda Marshall ,b. Sardinia, Ohio. Aug .8,1849. Died Rinard Sept. 18.1923. Married M.T. Hornbuckle July, 7,1874. Six children., Walter of Terre Haute, Harry of Lawrenceville, Elmer of Granite City, Ona of Rinard, Clyde of Bismack, Il and Jesse of Flora. Her husband died.   Indian Prairie cemetery..

Wm. Pursell, b. June. 4,1842 Nashville, Tenn. Died  Sept. 21 ,1923. His father died before he was born. His mother died when he was a child. Married Margaret Cozadd of Mt .Erie July, 23,1865. Five children. Clara and William who have died in childhood. Erlie  Inez Carrothers of Cutler, Ohio. Pearly of Mt. Vernon, Wm. Of Sacramento, Calif.. His wife died Dec. 17,1888.  Aug. 28,1889 he married Sarah Shrum Bargin. Three children. Edward of Fairfield, Nellie who died May, 10,1906, and a girl died in infancy. Olive Branch.

Mt .Erie News
Wm. Shannon  died at Olney. It named who attended the funeral.

Articla and  obit ABOUT Robert D. Murphy.
Was the son of Charles and Parmelia Harris Murphy, b. July, 1,1855 and d. Sept. 18, 1923. Married Emma Wilson July, 28,1884. Three children. Hattie Hart of Chicago and 2 sons Edgar and William both died in infancy. Also a brother Wayne of Golden Gate. And four half brothers. Grant, Charles, Joseph and Abraham.  Union cemetery.

James T.  Nesler b. Feb. 25,1865 Wayne co. and d. Sept. 19.1923. Tilton, Ark. Leave his wife Winnie, 3 sons, Robert, Ona and Henry.

Evan, little son  of Homer and Virgie Milner Fleenor b. May, 22,1921 and d. Sept. 15,1923. Pleasant Grove cemetery

Mary Ellen Beamer, b. Feb.9,1855 and d. Sept.14,1923. Married Chester Kincart Nov.1874. Five children. Lida, Samuel, Lulu, Laura and Wm. All have died. Her husband died Aug. 1905. She then m. Joseph Joslin Nov. 1907.

Local News
Mrs. Cora Hoyt David, wife of Os Davis, died in Springfield, Mo. Cousin of H.H. Davis. Left a  husband, 2 married girls and one single girl.

Body of Fred age 14, son of Delbert Atteberry, was shipped here from Tuscola. Pleasant Grove cemetery.

Word receive Mrs. Lulu King Cunningham Jones had committed suicide Sept 14 at Oxley, Mo. She was daughter of Henry King. She married Frank Cunningham who died 5-6 years ago. Afterward she m. Mr. Jones who survive. She have two girls by her former marriage. 14 and 17. Her dad was visiting her at this time. She was raise in Jasper twp..

October  4, 1923

Local news
James Upchurch ,d. Barnhill age 73. Leave one son, John of Atlantic City, N.J. and one girl. Mrs. Wm. Hopkin of Ind.

Nancy Elizabeth Mills, widow of G.E. Mills of Keenes died Sept. 25,1923. Her husband died 3 years ago. Bradford cemetery. Left the following children. Curtis  ;  Arthur  and Tyra  of Keenes, Edgar of Cleveland, Ohio, . Cloyd and Norman of Wayne City. Hattie Cornstubble of Mt. Vernon,, and Mrs. Ernest Burkett. Also brothers and sisters. Mrs. March Ellis, Tyra Alvis both of Keenes, Mrs. Ora Roclyers of New York. Frank Alvis of Colorado and Albert of Flora. Nancy born Jan. 4,1856.

Loren Gould of Bible Grove died Sept. 21 at his daughter Mrs. Louis Specht. His neighbor J.T. Sunderman also died same day. Mr. Gould a sister to Mrs. Lewis Leach of Golden Gate.

Rinard News
Message came , Nancy Mullikin, widow of Mat Mullikin died at Terre Haute, Ind.

Mt Erie News
An old preacher Rev. Wilkins died at oblong.

October  11,  1923

Picture of Wm. J. Pursell.

Albert Collins Green, b. Greenwich R. I. July 4,1838  Move to Chicago age 8. Married Frieda Libbee Aug .22,1876 of Chicago. Five children. Mary Korthase of Kankakee, Ill. Abel of Joplin, Mo. Sarah Kline of Watonga, Okla. Rosa Nicklin of Lahaba, Calif. James at home. Move to Wayne to. 1889. He died Sept. 21,1923.   Maple Hill cemetery.

October  18,  1923

Article of fold.
Levi Cline 62 suicides at Mt. Vernon. Born Sept. 23,1861, Decatur Ind. later move to Mt. Vernon. He leave two sons Orville of Mt. Vernon and Hershel of St. Louis. One girl May Dobbs of Rinard. Two brothers ,Robert of Kans. And John of Fairfield.

Picture, death of Samuel Ellis.:

Local News
Mary Jane Weaver age 84 died at her daughter Mrs. T.J. Shehorn. Johnsonville cemetery.

Word received from Long Beach, Calif of death of Capt. A. S. Jessop. He leave 2nd. Wife and several grown children.

Conard, 10 yr.. old son of Fred Tadlock died at Decatur.  Koontz cemetery

October  25, 1923

Obit (long on fold)
Wm. Son of Henry and patience Worley b. Mar. 8,1855-1856.  Only two children left out of nine. 1878 married Polly Black. Those left Orville and Edithe Smith of Calgary, Canada, Some years later Mrs. Worley died. Then  m. Ella Turney Oct. 4,1887. Twin babies born but died. He died Oct. 18.1923.  It named who came.

Clestia Borah Beard b. Apr, 2,1855 and d. Oct. 19.1923 in Jasper twp. Married Orman Beard Oct. 4,1874. Four children.,  Maple Hill cemetery.

Mill Shoals News
Baby girl of Bill Belangie live only 2 hours.

Charles Draper died south of Wayne City. Leave a wife and 3 children.

Body of Sarah E. Woods died Mt. Carmel. Buried at Golden Gate.

John Kenneth, youngest son of Chas Rigg died Oct. 17,1923. Graceland cemetery.

Harry, son of Henry and Hannah Renshaw died Oct. 3,1923. Born Nov .9,1873 in England. Came to US at age of 10.. Married Mary Griffith 1903. Five children. Harold, Albert, Hannah, Arthur and Wanda, Also leave his mother and sister of Kensoha, Wis.

Cisne News
Miss Dora Stevens died at Alton. Cisne cemetery. Named who came to funeral.

November  1, 1923

Michael Heid died at Portland Oregon. Leave his wife and six children. Edward, William, Charles, Frank, Miss Emma  all of Portland, Oreg. Henry of Calif.

Ethel Harriett Neaville, wife of Andrew Neaville of Sims , died at Mt. Vernon.  Born Sept. 17,1885, daughter of Joe and Corina Geeding of Harvey who survive.  She m. Andrew Neaville Sept. 28.1905. Leave husband and six children. Cora, Marlon, Bernice, Chester, Savon and LaVern, Also six brothers. Albert of Ind. Clyde, Harmon, Harold, Chesley of Racine, Wis.  The sisters are Bertha Carney, Gussie Lyon and Ruby Saalmon of Harvey, Ill.  Also a stepdaughter Amy Hart.  Victory cemetery.

Sylvanus Felix 60 died. He leave wife, 2 girls and a boy. Ages 9-13.  He has a brother Chas living in St. Louis.  Greenhill cemetery.  Muskogee Okla. Newspaper.

County Line News
Mrs. Eli Boone died at her daughter Mrs. Elias Stanford. She had lived in Calif. till 2 months ago she came to visit her children. Buried  Flora.

Wayne City News
Charles, son of the Bennett Drapers died. Buried in Belle City. About age 40. Leave a wife and 2 young girls.

Mrs. H. M. Brown received word of death of her uncle Thomas Phillip who died Oct. 25, in St. Louis about 8o.  Died at home of his daughter Mrs. J.J. Worshan.

Obit w/picture
Samuel M. son of Rev. Robert and Prudence Ellis ,b. June. 9,1842 and d. Oct. 16,1923. Married Apr .7.1864 to Elizabeth Staton. She died Nov .25,1906. No children but raise Three.  May 3,1908 he married Eliza Jane Staton who survive. One half brother Will and two half sisters Amelia and Aradine Ellis and Mrs. Nancy Staton who all live near Van. Ark.  Bailey cemetery.

Obit very long)
India Belle, daughter of James and Eliza Smith born Sept 3,1864 White co. married Oct. 30,1884 to John Simpson. Five children. James of Conway ,Ark. Mrs. Albert Tray of Detroit, Braden of Duyall Bluff, Ark.  Mrs. I.P. McFarland deceased and Emery of West Frankfort. Her husband died Sept. 20.1893.  Nov .5,1899 she married John Rickard. He had five children. They had two. Mrs. John Moore of Fairfield and Mrs. H. T. Bond of Detroit. Her five stepchildren are B.H. of Union Hill, IL. Mrs. O.H. Harris of Taylorville IL. C.E. of Cape Girardeau. Mo. Perry of Fairfield and J.P. of Heyworth, Il. Also 3 sisters, Mrs. J.H. Simpson of burnt Prairie. Mrs. J.D. Leach of Golden Gate and Mrs. Alta Pettigrew of Ellery and one brother George Smith of Washington D.C.  Maple Hill cemetery.

Calvin Anthony, son of Asa and Charity Reogers,b. Johnson co. Ind. 12 Dec. 1849. At age 4 move to Wayne co. he married Mary Brummett Mar, 6,1871. She died Nov. 1,1883. Two children both dying in infancy. He again m. Elizabeth Tetrick June 6,1884. Four children. Chas and Mabel died. Those left, Amanda McCormick of Lawrenceville and Walter at home. He died Oct. 16,1923.

Gunion News
Nancy Crumbacher died at her daughter Mrs. Monroe Harrington. She is survive by six children

November 8, 1923

Rosa Powell killed in Auto Accident, St .Louis.  Rosa Zimmerman, of Fairfield, wife of Torrance Austin Powell.  Maple Hill cemetery.

Mary Jane Reece b. Monroe co. O. Aug. 3,1843. Her parents died when an infant. Her and her foster parents move to Geff when she was 10 yr. old. Oct. 3,1877 she m. Christian Shurr. He died several years ago. Two children. Mrs. Ella Nichols and Fred Shurr of Fairfield and one aged brother John Reece.  Koontz cemetery.

Four killed in Train-auto accident.,
Mrs. Roy Buchanan , formerly Alma Gaines of Vinenness,
Eva Grimes a daughter of John Grimes of here.

Bryon M. Tinker died Murphysboro. He about 45  and single. Leave his mother Mattie Crews of Fairfield, Two sisters, Jessie Dye of Fairfield and Mrs. Tula Muehleman of Alton. He was the son of Melvin and Mattie Tinker b. Elkton, Ky. Nov. 23,1877. His father and sister died several years ago. Maple Hill cemetery.

Thomas  D. Colvin ,83 died Charleston, Il. He leaves his wife, Children, Charles of Colo. Aden of Tioga, La. ; Leland of De Kalb and Mrs. F.T. Brach of Cisne. Buried at Charleston .Son of Amos and Eliazabeth Colvin, born near Pricetown, Ohio. Feb 12,1840. Mar. 18.1866 he m. Elma Comstock. Eight children. Three living. After death of his wife he married Eldora Chaney Oct. 5,1892. One son Leland. Move to Cisne 1873

Mt. Erie News
Luther Yoho received word his nephew V.R. Miller of Colo. Died.

Chas Camp was called to Quincy by death of his mother, Mrs. Joe Camp.

Geff News
Mrs. Geo Deem and Mrs. Ed McNely received word of death of their father Mr. Hyde of Parmo, Mo..

Sallie A. Freshwater,51, wife of Wm. W. Freshwater, died Mt. Vernon. No children. But took a 13 yr. old boy Lynn Stone into their home. A step-mother to E.D. Freshwater. Buried Old Union cemetery.

Walter, little son of Walter Mc Dannel died Nov .3,   Born May, 28,1923. Buckeye cemetery.

November 15, 1923

Obit (long)
Dora E. Daughter of Rev. Cephas and Nancy Young,  b. Galatia, Il. Aug.13,1868. Married Wm. Zimmerman Sept 9,1885. Six sons, Arthur of Las Angeles, Cephas, Wm. Vern; who live near. Lon of Omaha, Neb. Frank at home. Also leave an aged mother, Nancy Young. Age 86 of Aledo, IL. Two brothers, E.M. of Elizabethtown, and R.B. Of Independence, Mo. And a sister Emma Sager of Aledo. Il. Koontz cemetery.

Aden, son of Aaron and Delia Farmer, b. Sept .25,1888 and died at Mt. Vernon Il. Nov.` 10.1923. Married Bessie Mayes Jan. 21,1914. Six children.  Wilma, Aden, Katherine, Elmora, Mary and Donald, Also 2 brothers, Philip and Leo and one sister, Flossie Walker. Also his parents, Brown cemetery.

Wm. E. Neaville of Sims died Nov. 7,1923. Age 76. He leaves his wife and children. Emery of Cape Girardeau, Mo. George of Mt. Vernon, Charles of Johnston City, Grover of Big Mound twp, Corida Means of Fairfield, Cora Brown of Keenes, Myrtle Tunnell of Sims.  Victory cemetery  He was born Mar. 25,1847 Effingham. Three of his children died, May, Hugh, and Lillie. He married Agnes Puffer Oct. 19.1867.  Union cemetery.

Local News
Wm. Toombs died at his son in law, Hiram Peer. Buried Thackery.

Eva Grimes, b. Nov. 15,1891 Crawford co. and was killed- Train-car Accident Nov. 4,1923. Bridgeport, Ind. She leaves an aged father and stepmother and one sister.

Burnt Prairie News
Miss Eliza Simpson died Nov. 9.1923. Simpson cemetery.

November  22, 1923
Ben McCreary, b. Jan. 14,1848 Wayne co. been in Calif. 47 years. He died Lodi, Calif. He leave wife Dora, two girls , Mrs. Wm. Collier and Mrs. .A .R .Kolb. A brother in Alberta, Canada and a sister in Illinois.

Mrs. John Borders of Flora died at Olney in Auto accident. She the mother of C. Roy  Rudolph of Fairfield. Buried at Willow Branch.

Emmer, wife of Wm. Trousdale born Fairfield May, 7,1849 and d. Nov, 18,1923. She married 1866. Ten children. Six have died. Either in infancy or early like.    Three have died and leave only one. Miss Nellie Trousdale. Also leave 3 sisters. Mrs.S. A. Trousdale of Marion, Il. Mrs. C. C. Mann of Fairfield and Alice Cannon  of Fort worth. Union cemetery

Twin boys  born to Alvin laws, both died at birth. Mrs. laws was Elsie Smith, daughter of the late Samuel Smith, Alvin was the oldest son of the C .I. Laws.

Novbember  29, 1933

Card of Thanks
We the children and sister thanks everyone during death of Mrs. Ann Eliza Harrison. Sign, J.W.; B.F. ; A.L. Harrison, Mrs. E.E. Lewis, Mrs. M.A. Adams; . Mrs. Arminda Reams and Mrs. E. Lewis, ( sister)

Rosa Eleanor McDaniel, daughter of Columbus and Martha McDaniel b. May, 31,1858. Died at Olney Nov. 18. 1923. Married J.R. Rudolph Dec. 1886. One son. Husband died Feb. 18.1918.  Nov. 15,1921 she m. John Borders of Flora, Leave husband, son Roy Rudolph and one sister Bertha Karr of Geff,  Willow Branch cemetery.

North of Wayne City News
Sad news of death of Mrs. Geo. Feathers who died in Ark.

December  4, 1923

John M. Parrent, b. Tippleanoe co. Ind. Jan. 22,1840. Move to Jasper co. IL at the age of 3 mo. He came here about 4 yrs ago to live with a son. He died Dec. 1,1923.  Dec. 28,1864 married Rachel parker. Nine children. His wife and five children died.  C.T. of Fairfield, L.I. of Vancouver,  Wash. Mrs. Wm. Lawrence of Float Rock and Mrs. Edgar Rawlins of Newton. Body taken to Jasper co.

Brown McMaster, son of James and Margaret Morton Parkinson, b. Salem, Il, Oct.3,1842. Died Dec. 2,1923. Married Mary Ann Hays Oct .4,1869. Seven children. Etta Carrell of Wayne City.  Mrs. Joseph (Cora) Bright of Posey, Il. Hoyt, deceased, Noel, deceased. Mrs. Chas. (Inez) Malone of Fairfield, Geo. of Wayne City and Mrs. George (Margaret) Brown of Bluford, IL. Also one sister Eliza Fox of Harrisburg.  Thomason cemetery.

Mt Erie News
Lowry Price died. McKendree cemetery.

Crossroad News
Herbert, two and half yr. old son of  Elmer Shelton died. Olive Branch cemetery.

An 8 yr old girl of Charles Tyler of Barnhill died. Koontz cemetery,.

Ann E. Harrison ,b. Mar. 31.1847 and d. Nov. 21,1923. Feb .15,1866 married Alfred Harrison. Eleven children, Two died. (on the thanks you card was six names)  Body to Ridgeway.

Burnt Prairie News
Theodore King died. Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

December  11, 1923

Death Article (long)
Lowell Bestow, son of Wat Bestow, b. Nov .4,1891 Geff and d. Dec .6.  July, 18,1914 he m. Elsie keen, daughter of Asa Keen. Two children. Phillis age 8 and Jesse age 6. Also leave one brother Lynn Bestow of Fairfield, three sisters, Jesse Rudolph and Miss Blanche of Geff and Miss Phoebe of University of Ill. Her father died about 8 yrs. ago. Her mother Samantha lives at Geff   Bestow cemetery.

George Wolfe died.

News came from Louisville Ky. That John Branch died. He leaves a wife and 2 girls. Buried at Louisville.

December 19, 1923

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Jacob Gregory died at Keenes, Leave a wife and four grown children. Buried Mifflin cemetery.

Mary E. Mc Fetridge, daughter of John and Eliza Mc Fetridge born Muskingum co. Ohio. July, 23,1844. Died Dec. 10.1923.  July ,4,1864 married James Pettigrew. Nine children. Geo, Jennie, Thomas, Edson, Charles , Frances and Mary. Two died in infancy. She leaves three children. Francis Elliott of Merriam, Edson of Ellery and Mary Bell of Chestnut. Bethel cemetery.

Dependant A. Temple born Cincinnati, Ohio Jan. 14,1855. Married Jennie Cullison of Flora. She died.  Sept. 11,1902 he m. Mrs. Mary E. Puckett Shoaf. No children either marriages. Pleasant Grove cemetery.  Mrs. Temple had four to die the last 14 months. Her only son Henry Shoaf died  Oct. 26,1922. Her mother Elizabeth Puckett died last March. Her brother Estil Puckett died at Fort Branch, Aug .3, and her Husband died d. Dec. 16.

James Nathaniel, son of Richard and Mary Wilson ,b. Sept. 10. 1861 and d. Dec .6,1923. Married Oct. 27, 1885 to Lou Baughman who died Feb. 17,1900. Five children. Frank, Marshall, and Glenn and two girls that died.   July, 11,1901 he m. Mrs. Clara Sunday. Also leave one step-son, 2 brothers ,K.B. of Olney and J.H. of Zif.

George Washington Wolfe, b. Apr .24,1844 and d. Dec. 11,1923. Married Mary Jane Forth, 1874. !3 children. Ten have died.. Louis, Grace Barnhart,  Mandy Scott, Anna May, Fred, Robert, Nathan, Lelia Belle and two infants,  He leave his wife 2 sons. Bert and Joe and one girl Lura Bond. One brother Bruce Wolfe.

December 27, 1923

Long Article
Leonard McRill shot by village marshall, Alvin Thomason. He died.

Very Long Article on Mystery Death
Emery Johnson, His parents Charles and Ettie Johnson, Arco, Idaho. Nov .30.1923.

Frances Loraine, daughter of John Station b. Sept. 1,1850 and d. Dec. 4,1923. Married Dec. 25,1873 to Newton Johnson. Nine c***hildren. Her husband died Feb. 14,1901. Also five children died.  2nd .m. to James Shreve Aug. 1905. He died Mar. 1918. Leave four children. James, Minnie Miles, Laura Dickey and  Newton Johnson all of Wayne City. Also a sister, Mrs. Lou McLean.  Dickeyville cemetery.

Inquest was held on the body of John Hosselton who died in Zif  twp. Age 64.

Jacob, son of Issachar and Matilda Gregory b. Keenville, Il. May, 27,1843 and died at Keenes Dec. 6,1923. He m. Nancy Wood Apr. 19.1873. Five children. Rosa, wife of Ed Fry of Mt. Vernon, Francis  ,who died Sept. 3,1902, Samuel of Walworth, Wis. Hannah, wife of Frank Trowbridge of Mt. Vernon and Mercenary ,wife of Rob Austin of Keenes.  Nancy died Dec .28.1912.  2 nd.m. to Mrs. B. Troyman Harker of Little Rock Ark. Dec. 26,1917. Buried Mifflin cemetery.

Margaret Victoria, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Kincart,b. White co. July, 1,1867. Died at Latham, Ill. Dec. 17,1923. Jan. 23,1884 married Wm. Russell Hamilton, Nine children. One died. Lena died Feb. 16,1907. Those left, Orville of Mt. Carmel, Opal of Mt. Vernon, ;Henry ;  Mrs. Ross Durst, and Mrs. Henry Hildebrand of Latham, Mrs. James Robson of Mt. Pulaski., Mrs. Rance McDuffee, Mrs.  Frank Rinard of Fairfield. Also 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Mrs. J.P. Turner, Mrs. Geo Foster, Mrs. Sam Hoosier, Jimmie and William. And a foster brother Chas. Wells. Koontz cemetery.

Willow Branch News
Word receive of death of Elder John Jones of Batesville, Ark.