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LACKMAN. unknown newspaper, Mar. 1954: Chas. Lackman of Jerseyville died Wednesday – Charles Lackman of 612 South Prairie Street in Jerseyville died at two forty-five o’clock Wednesday morning, 10 Mar. following an extended period of ill health. Despite the loss of his right arm in a farm accident as a young man, Mr. Lackman since moving to Jerseyville a number of years ago was employed by several local firms in janitorial work. The deceased was born in Dubois county, Indiana, 29 Mar. 1881, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lackman. His age at the time of death was seventy-two years, eleven months and eleven days. Surviving the decedent are his wife, Mrs. Jennie Lackman; one son, Charles W. Lackman of Jerseyville; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Moore of Hillview and Mrs. Emma Suttles of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; one brother, John Lackman of Greenfield, and one sister, Miss Rose Lackman of Greenfield. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. Funeral services will be held at nine-thirty o’clock Friday morning, 12 Mar. at St. Francis Xavier church. Requiem mass will be celebrated by father John J. Clancy and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery in Greenfield.


LACLEDE. unknown newspaper, 30 May 1985: services in Texas – Mrs. Tallulah Draper Laclede, former Jerseyville resident, died at seven o’clock Sat. morning, 25 May in Tyler, Tex., following an extended period of ill health. She was born in Calhoun county, daughter of the late J.R. and Carrie Jennings Draper. The family later moved to Jerseyville where Mrs. Laclede received her elementary and high school education. She taught in rural schools of jersey county before moving to Texas. Surviving her are a son, Dr. David Robinson of Tyler, and four grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and Brother, Utha and Allen Draper of Jerseyville. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Lloyd James funeral home. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery in Tyler.


LADD. Jersey County Democrat, 19 July 1906: Lela May McReynolds was born on old home farm near Jerseyville, 15 May 1867. She married James A. Ladd 11 Feb. 1890. One daughter, Gladys, 11 years old. Lived in Urbana, Ill. Clothing caught fire burning her so badly that she died. Leaves husband, daughter, father, three sisters, one brother. Her home was her throne, domestic love and fellowship – she offered these things.


LADD. Jerseyville Republican, 3 Dec. 1903: August Krebs Ladd, born 15 Jun. 1875, died 12 Nov. 1903. He was 28 years old; injured in railroad wreck. Educated in Ohio and Ill. And spent much time in father’s printing office. In 1897 started working for the Cotton Belt Railroad as a stenographer at Birds Point, Then Jonesboro. On 27 Apr. 1898, he married Lucile Page of Jerseyville.


LEFAIVRE. Unknown newspaper, 27 Apr. 1972: “Lefaivre services Tuesday”: Evans Joseph Lefaivre, long time supervisor representing Quarry township on the Jersey County Board of Supervisors and a retired barber of Grafton, died at twelve o’clock noon Friday at the Jersey Comm. Hospital following an extended period of ill health. Visitation hours were held Sunday at the Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville where the rosary was recited by theKnights of Columbus Council at eight o’clock in the evening. At noon Monday the body was moved to the Lefaivre home in Grafton for visitation hours and the parish rosary was recited eight pm. The funeral mass was concelebrated at ten o’clock Tuesday morning at St. Patrick church in Grafton with Rev. Patrick Morrow, principal celebrant, and father Anthony Schmidt of Greenville and Monsignor William Whalen (continued on page 3a which is missing.)


LAHEY. Unknown newspaper, 18 July 1974: Funeral mass for Mrs. Beulah Mildred Lahey, 84, of 917 Willow Street, Wood River, formerly of Jerseyville, was celebrated Monday morning, 15 July at St. Francis Xavier church with Father R. T. Shea celebrant. She died at 2 pm on 13 July at Wood River hospital. She was born 7 Jan. 1890 in Otterville, the daughter of Pullman and Ellen Rowden Sandidge. Her husband, Edward Lahey, preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Timothy (Mary) Shea and Mrs. Alfred (Martha) Drier of St. Louis, Mo.; one son, Joseph R. Groom of Wood River; and nine grandchildren. One daughter, Mildred, preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral home after 3 pm Sunday. The rosary was recited at 8 pm. Interment was in the Oak Grove cemetery.


LAHEY. Jerseyville Republican, 15 Feb. 1912: funeral of Michael Lahey, 88 years old, was held from St. Francis church. He died in St. Louis.


LAHEY. Unknown newspaper, 21 Apr. 1981: A funeral mass for Robert N. “Bob” Lahey, 68, of Alton was celebrated Thursday morning at St. Ambrose Catholic church with burial in Valhalla Memorial Park. He died at 9:57 pm 5 Apr. at his residence following a lengthy illness. He had taught school for 35 years, first in Grafton, was later principal at East Alton elementary and then for 14 years at East Junior High School retiring in 1971. Lahey married the former Edith Mundell in 1942 in Grafton; she died in 1971. On 7 Jun. 1972, he married the former Martha Hentrick Hartnett who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Martha Orson of Arizona and Karen Lahey of Chicago; three stepsons, four grandchildren; and two sisters, Grace Fromm and Helen Canavan, both of St. Louis. St. Anthony’s hospital and the American Cancer Society have been named as memorials.


LAHEY. Unknown newspaper, 1959: Rites held here Wednesday for Harry A. Lahey – Funeral services for Harry Anthony Lahey of Florissant, MO, formerly of Jerseyville, were held Wed. morning 29 July at nine-thirty o’clock at St. Francis Xavier church in Jerseyville. Requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father John J. Clancy and burial was in St. Francis Xavier cemetery. The death of Mr. Lahey occurred Fri., 24 July at 11:50 pm, at St. John’s hospital in St. Louis where he had been a patient since 4 Jul. Friends called at the Albert H. Hoppe funeral home in St. Louis from 3 pm, Sun. until 10 pm, Monday when the body was brought to Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. The decedent was a son of the late Robert and Mary Maloney Lahey and was born in Jerseyville on 26 Mar. 1885. His age at the time of death was seventy-four years, three months and eighteen days. Mr. Lahey was employed by the Pinkerton Detective Agency in St. Louis and had worked up until a few weeks ago when he accompanied his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lahey of Alton on a trip to San Francisco, California where he visited his sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Drees, Mrs. O.W. Mitchell and Miss Ruth Lahey, formerly of Jersey county. He entered the hospital following his return from the trip. Surviving Mr. Lahey in addition to his son, Robert of Alton, and his sisters in Calif., are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Fromm of St. Louis and Mrs. Thomas Canavan of Florissant, MO., thirteen grandchildren and one brother, Edward Lahey of St. Louis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Lahey, two sons, Harry and Benjamin Lahey, and two brothers.


LAHEY. Unknown newspaper, 25 July 1907: Died – Miss Johanna Lahey, 15 years old. Funeral was held from St. Francis church; Rev. Driscoll.


LAHEY. Jersey County Democrat, 4 oct 1888: Mrs. Bridget Lahey, 51, wife of Michael, died at home in the second ward in Jerseyville , Tuesday at 7:25 am. Funeral held from St. Francis Xavier church. Rev. Father Harty. She was old resident of Jerseyville and few women ever worked harder than she. Many friends attended the funeral.


LAHEY. Mrs. Catherine A. Lahey, wife of Jeremiah Lahey, died at the home of her son, James Lahey, near Fidelity Monday evening at 10:30 o’clock. The deceased was aged 78 years, 7 months and 6 days at the time of her death. She had been in failing health for a number of years.Mrs. Lahey, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Foley, was born at Rochester, New York, on August 5, 1859. She came to Jersey County to reside over sixty years ago and most of the time has lived in Fidelity Township. She is survived by her husband, Jeremiah Lacey, four sons, William Moore and James Lahey of Fidelity Township, B. F. Lahey and P. H. Lahey of Springfield and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Shephard of Brighton. Funeral services will be held this morning (Thursday) at 10:00 from St Francis Xavier’s church in Jerseyville. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated by Father Patrick J. Malloy of Brighton. Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier’s cemetery.


LAHEY. Jersey County Democrat, 17 Oct. 1918: Robert Leo Lahey, youngest son of Mrs. Mary Lahey of Jerseyville died at Camp Taylor, KY of pneumonia. Mr. J. J. Brown, his brother-in-law, arrived at Camp Taylor Sat. morning and arrived Sunday afternoon with body. “Rob” as he was called, worked in the Democrat office for years as an office boy. Funeral from St. Francis church. Rev. J. J. Clancy. Knights of Columbus, of which he was a member attended in body. Pall bearers were Wm. Dower, John Dunphy Sr., Leo Hall, Thomas Tracy, Larry Powers and C.p. Atchison. He was also a member of Modern Woodmen and Order of Owls.


LAHEY. Jersey County Democrat, Nov. 1907: Robert Lahey, Sr., son of Thomas and Johanna Fitzgerald Lahey, was born in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1845 on New Year’s Eve. He came to America with his parents when 4 years old. He lived on a farm near Fidelity for 25 years; married Mary Maloney. 12 children were born; 3 died, Josie T., Thomas C. and an infant. Death occurred at his home 13 Aug. 1907. Funeral from St. Francis church. Nine children survive: Mrs. Hans Hanson, Milwaukee, Wis.; Nona F., Nellie M., William J., Edward F., Harry A., Agnes L., Robert L., Ruth C. Also surviving are two brothers, Thomas L., Kansas; Edward, Denver; and one sister, Mrs. McGinnis, Springfield, MO.


LAHR. Democrat News, 28 Feb. 1984: Services for Glenn W. Lahr, 73, a retired farmer of R. 1, Jerseyville were conducted Tuesday at the Piasa Methodist church with the Revs. Roger Czaia and John Seibert officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville. He died at 8:17 am 24 Feb. at Christian Hospital Northeast, St. Louis. Born 22 Feb. 1911 in Greenfield, he was the son of the late John William and Mary Damm Lahr and was also retired from the Illinois Valley Supply Co. of Kane. His survivors are his wife, the former Edith Pearce whom he married 17 Aug. 1938 in Jersey county; three daughters, Mary Graham, Jerseyville; Virginia Fuller, Ada Mich.; Melinda Kruse, Bunker Hill; two sons, Robert of Medora and Preston of Shipman; six grandchildren; sister, Velma Waggoner of Brighton; three brothers, Loren of Shipman; Winfred and Kenneth of Piasa.


LAMARSH. Unknown newspaper, 1895: Grafton – Died, Joe Lamarsh, aged 85 years. He was born at St. Charles county, MO. Services at Catholic church. Additional article from Jersey County Democrat 14 July 1892: Grafton – There was a golden wedding held in upper on Wed of last week. Mr. Lamarsh, who was married fifty years ago at St. Charles, MO. By the parish priest at that place, 6 July 1842, was remarried by the priest of St. Patrick’s church. The Grafton band went up in the evening and gave him and his bride a serenade. The citizens here raised quite a sum of money and got it exchanged for gold and made him a present of it. Mr. Albert, the upper merchant, made a lively canvas of the taking subscriptions and almost everyone gave something. Mr. Lamarsh is 84 years old and is familiarly called Joe, but we think a man of his age should be called by a less familiar cognomen. He is a descendent of the early French settlers of the west and at one time in his life he was the owner of land in St. Louis county that would make him wealthy if he had it now.


LAMARSH. Unknown newspaper: Wilmington, NC – Former Alton resident, Margaret Elizabeth Lamarsh, 86, died at 3 am Monday, 12 Jun. 1989 in Wilmington, after a lengthy illness. Born in Newbern, her parents were the late James and Nina (Lazier) Chappee. Her husband, Henry Ernest Lamarsh, died in 1945. Surviving are a son, L.E. Lamarsh, Sr. of Wilmington; two grandchildren; three sisters, Sarah Wallace and Dorothy Glatt, both of Godfrey, and Lela Finch of Grafton; and a brother, Lester Chappee of Godfrey. Mrs. Lamarsh was a charter member of Twelfth Street Presbyterian church in Alton and longtime member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star. Visitation is 6-8 pm Thursday at Elias-Smith funeral home in Alton. Graveside services are 11 am Friday at Scenic Hill cemetery, Grafton, with the Rev. Mark C. Russell officiating.


LAMB. Unknown newspaper, 1955: Mrs. Eva Lamb died at home in University City – Mrs. Eva Minerva Lamb, widow of Lawrence Lamb, and a former resident of Jersey county, died at seven o’clock Sun. evening, 3 Apr., at her home 6803 Kingsbury Blvd in University City, MO, where she had resided for the past thirty years. Mrs. Lamb was the daughter of the late Nelson and Emma Sloman Lurton and was born in Jersey county, 3 Feb. 1866. Her age at the time of death was eighty-nine years, and two months. The decedent is survived by two sons, Adrian Lamb of Ladue, MO, and Milton D. Lamb of University City; one brother, Marion Lurton of Dow, and one sister, Mrs. T.L. Slaten of Jerseyville. The body was brought to Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville where services were held at two-thirty o’clock wed afternoon, 6 Apr. The Rev. M. Edwards Breed officiated and interment was in Lamb Memorial cemetery.


LAMB. Tecumseh Chieftain, Feb. 3, 1917. Henry W. Lamb is Deceased. Henry. W. Lamb, a resident of Johnson county since 1880 died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. O’Loughlin, with whom he had made his home, in Tecumseh at 7:00 o’clock, p. m., on Saturday, January 27, 1917. He had been in failing health for many months and his final sickness was of three or four weeks’ duration. The infirmities of age contributed to the cause of death. Had Mr. Lamb lived until next June he would have been eighty-four years of age. Henry W. Lamb was a native of Illinois. For years he lived at Jerseyville, and on March 7, 1863, he was married to Adeline M. Campbell at that place. They lived in Jersey county until March, 1880, when they came to Johnson county, locating upon a farm east of Tecumseh [Nebraska]. Two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lamb, Charles Lamb, deceased, and Edwin Lamb, now practicing law in Butte, Mont. Mr. Lamb followed the vocation of farming during the active years of life. His wife died here September 22, 1911. He was a man of quiet, unassuming disposition, pleasant, and considerate of others. He had a wide acquaintance here and his friends will regret to learn of his passing. The funeral was held at the O’Loughlin home, at 10:30 o’clock, Monday morning. The service was conducted by Rev. B. W. Marsh, pastor of the Tecumseh M. E. church. The interment was in the Tecumseh cemetery, Mrs. Lamb and the son being buried there. Submitted by Amy Cannavo.


LAMB. Tecumseh Chieftain, Sept. 30, 1911. Mrs. H. W. Lamb. Adeline M. Campbell was born at Zanesville, Ohio, on June 10, 1839, where she grew to young womanhood. Her father’s family moved to Jersey county, Ills., and on March 7, 1863, she was married to Henry W. Lamb, the faithful and aged husband who survives her. Mr. and Mrs. Lamb resided in Jersey county until March 11, 1880, when they came to Johnson County, Neb., and here they have since resided. Mr. and Mrs. Lamb were the parents of two sons, Charles Lamb, deceased, and Edwin Lamb, a prominent member of the bar and city attorney of Butte, Mont. For some five years or more Mrs. Lamb was in failing health, and she was obliged to take to her bed last May. During the long months of suffering Mrs. Lamb bore her pain with the true christian fortitude that was exemplary of her character. She united with Baptist church in her young womanhood, and lived in accordance with the teaching of the good book.

Mrs. Lamb died at her home in Tecumseh [Nebraska] on Friday, Sept. 22, 1911, at 1:15 o’clock a.m., and the news was given in this paper last week. The funeral was held at the home, Sunday, at 4:00 o’clock p.m., and was largely attended. It was conducted by Rev. U. G. Miller and he was assisted by Rev. W. W. Tait. The son and his wife arrived from Butte to be in attendance at the obsequies. The burial was in the Tecumseh cemetery. Submitted by Amy Cannavo.


LAMB. Tecumseh Chieftain, Jan. 23, 1897. Charles Lamb died last Wednesday morning, of consumption, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lamb, who reside on the old Logan place, just east of Tecumseh [Nebraska]. His age would have been thirty-three years had he lived till the 8th day of February. Charles had been in poor health for many years and during much of the time had been a great sufferer, yet he persevered in the study of his profession with an energy and consecration of purpose truly wonderful. When a boy he resolved to become a lawyer. During the subsequent years he directed his every effort to the consummation of his ambition, with such good results that he was admitted to the bar, here in Tecumseh, at the age of twenty-one. But poor health pursued him like an avenging Nemesis. Repeatedly did he recover from a severe spell of sickness only to be similarly afflicted in the course of a month or two. During the interims of comparative health he eagerly applied himself to whatever of business he had on hand, always looked forward to the future with hope and never seemed discouraged. Thus passed the years with him, but each recurring sickness left him weaker than before and all the time the end was fast approaching. As a youth and as a man the deceased was exemplary in his habits, kind, modest and unassuming. The writer knew him for sixteen years and during all that time we never knew him to do a mean act; we never heard him spoken of other than in a respectful manner. He was a gentleman in the true sense of the term and we know of no higher encomium that can be passed on him. He was born near Jerseyville, Illinois, February 8, 1864, and moved to Tecumseh with his parents in 1880. Through all the years since he resided in Tecumseh and vicinity. The funeral was held at the house, Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. T. D. Davis of the Baptist church, and was largely attended. The interment was made in Tecumseh cemetery. The parents and one brother, Edward Lamb of Butte, Montana, are the immediate relatives left to mourn the untimely death of this loved one. The sympathy of the people of Tecumseh generally is extended to them in their affliction. Submitted by Amy Cannavo.


LAMB. Billings Gazette, Friday, November 16, 1945. Prominent Attorney of Butte Dies at 77. Butte, [Montana] Nov. 15 – Funeral arrangements were pending Thursday for Edwin M. Lamb, 77, prominent Butte attorney and former district judge, who died here Wednesday following a short illness. Lamb was a partner of the late Thomas J. Walker, onetime judge of the customs court in New York City, and his brother, former United States Postmaster General Frank C. Walker. Lamb was a representative from Silver Bow county in the Montana legislature around the turn of the century and later was Butte city attorney under four different administrations. He also served as deputy county attorney and was district judge for several years. Lamb is survived by his daughter, Mrs. James Whitacre of Los Angeles, Cal. Submitted by Amy Cannavo.


LAMB. Jerseyville Republican, Nov. 1895: Mrs. Lucy Lamb was buried in Union cemetery, 5 miles south of city. She was born 20 sep 1840; married David Lamb 20 Oct. 1859. Funeral from Baptist church, Rev. J. J. Porter. United with Baptist church at the age of 16.


LAMB. Unknown newspaper: 18 May 1974: Final rites for Lennie E. Lamb, 67, of Big Pine Key, Fla., formerly of Jerseyville, were held Friday morning, 12 July from the chapel of the Pritchard funeral home at Key West, to be followed by cremation. His death occurred on 10 July at Florida Keys Memorial Hospital, Key West. He was a retired operating engineer at Shell Oil Co. His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Esther Lamb; two sons, Joe Lamb of Jerseyville and Frank Lamb of Edwardsville; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Wock of Jerseyville; two brothers; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


LAMB. Jerseyville Republican, Oct. 1876: John J. Lamb died 11 Oct. 1876 in the 46th year of his life. He was born in Adams Co., Miss. In march, 1830. He came with parents to Otter Creek, Ill. In 1835. He was a pupil of mine in the winter of 1847-8. He was married to Ann McDow 23 Dec. 1855. Baptized in Union Baptist church by Elder George P. Guild in the spring of 1857. Leaves his widow and three children. B.B. Hamilton.


LAMB. Jerseyville Republican 8 May 1919: Mrs. Mary Gillham Lamb, 78 years old, one of a pioneer family prominent in Jersey and Madison counties, died of heart trouble at home of her daughter, Mrs. M.L. Kirkpatrick, Edwardsville. She was born 17 Nov. 1840 in Madison county. In 1859 she married John H. Lamb of Jersey county, who died in 1900. The family lived at first three and half miles southwest of Jerseyville, later moving to Jerseyville about 30 years ago. On account of ill health, she went to her daughter’s home in Edwardsville two years ago. She was converted shortly after her marriage and on moving to Jerseyville became a member of the Baptist church and a teacher in the Sunday school. “Her religion was vital and her life a hallowed benediction to man,” was the comment of her pastor. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. M.L. Kirpatrick of Edwardsville, and Mrs. George Cockrell of Jerseyville; two sons, Herbert Lamb of Barto, Fla., and John H. Lamb of Jerseyville. Two children died in infancy and a son, Melvin, was drowned several years ago at Chautauqua. Funeral by Rev. Joseph Jenkins. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


LAMB. Weekly Republican, Jerseyville, Ill., 12 Mar. 1880: Daniel T. Lamb was born 25 Sep. 1826, Adams County, Miss. And died at his home in Jersey county 2 Mar. 1880. He removed from Mississippi to Illinois when 9 years old. Although he never made a public profession, he was a constant reader of the bible. He leaves two brothers, and two sister. Peace to his name.


LAMB. Jerseyville Republican, 22 Feb. 1917: The following clipping telling of the death of Henry W. Lamb, an old resident of Jersey county, was received by E.G. Cornwell, who now owns the old Lamb homestead, one and one-half miles southwest of McClusky. “Henry W. Lamb, a resident of Johnson county since 1880, died at home of Mr. and Mrs. M.G. O’loughlin, with whom he had made his home, in Tecumseh. He was almost 84 years old. Henry W. Lamb was a native of Illinois. For years he lived at Jerseyville and on 7 Mar. 1863, married Adeline M. Campbell. They lived in Jersey county until march 1880, when they came to Johnson county, locating upon farm east of Tecumseh. Two sons; Charles, deceased, and Edwin now practicing law in Butte, Montana. Mr. Lamb followed farming during the active years of life. His wife died 22 Sep. 1911.”


LAMB. Unknown newspaper, July 1879: James W. Lamb died, 43 years old. He leaves wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter. Three brothers, Henry, Daniel, Leroy; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Sloman and Miss Mary Lamb. He was born and raised in Jersey county. Over 100 vehicles were in attendance. Rev. James R. Slaten. Burial in Union cemetery. Pallbearers: Albert Risley, Robert Haynes, Ephriam Chappell, Richard Chappell, Samuel Darlington, Miran McClusky.


LAMB. Jerseyville Republican, 7 Mar. 1907: Loren E. Lamb died at home Monday of typhoid fever. He was 37 years old; leaves wife, Grace Lamb. Funeral in charge of Jerseyville Lodge 954, Elks. His death was the first one to occur in this Lodge since it organized. Funeral from Presbyterian church. Rev. W.J. Jordan. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery. He was youngest son of James W. and Mrs. E.J. Lamb, born on farm near McClusky 8 Nov. 1869. He married Grace Gill who had been his favorite companion since childhood. He lived for the happiness and welfare of others. Pallbearers Were: Drs. M.B. Titterington and H.R. Bohannon, Messr. Walter Kridler, Charles Updike, Henry McClusky, and Alvin Brinton. Additional obituary: Jersey County Democrat, Mar. 1907: Loren Elwood Lamb, youngest son of James W. and Mrs. E.J. Lamb, born on farm near McClusky, 8 Nov. 1869, married 4 Aug. 1897 to Miss Grace Gill. Moved to Jerseyville and occupied Gill cottage in west part of town. He died 4 Mar. 1907, aged 37 years. Funeral from Presbyterian church under direction of Jersey Lodge BPO Elks. Rev. W.H. Jordan. Pallbearers: Drs. M.B. Titterington and H.R. Bohannon, Messrs. Walter Kridier, Charles Updike, Henry McClusky and Alvin Brinton.


LAMB. Jerseyville Republican, Jun. 1917: Robert Lamb, 75 years old, died at Marine hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Remains were brought to Grafton. Taken to home of Daniel Heath. Funeral services from heath home. Rev. M. Jackson. Leaves wife, Mrs. Ada Heath Lamb. Burial in city cemetery.


LAMB. Jersey County Democrat, Jun. 1870: Mrs. Sally Lamb, widow of John, 66 years old, died. Funeral by Rev. W.H. Reed.


LAMB. Unknown newspaper, 19 Mar. 1984 (date seems to be in error): former Jerseyville resident, Paul Robert Lamb, 54, of Cottage Grove, Wis., died in Tomah Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Tomah, Wis. At 8:55 pm last Friday. An army veteran of World War II, he was a harness race driver in Wisconsin. He was born in Peoria, the son of John and Myrtle Lucy (Ewin) Lamb of Madison, Wis. Surviving are his mother; three brothers, John of Chicago, Glenn of Orlando, Fla., and Jerry of Madison, Wis.; and one sister, Betty Goodman of Cottage Grove. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 pm today at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. A graveside service will be held at Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville at 10 am Tuesday with the Rev. Patrick Morrow presiding.


LAMBERT. Unknown newspaper, 23 Apr. 1982: A former resident, Josie Lambert, 86, of Mt. Vernon, died at 12:40 am Thursday at Barnes hospital in St. Louis. A retired public school teacher, she was born in Jerseyville, a daughter of the late John and Clara (Sturdevant) Campbell, and married Isaac J. Lambert there on 7 Aug. 1938. He died 1 Feb. 1967. Surviving is a cousin, J. Wilbur Campbell of Jerseyville. Visitation will be after 6 pm today at Hughey funeral home in Mt. Vernon, where services will be held at 1:30 pm sat. Burial will be in Oak Wood cemetery in Mt. Vernon.


LAMBERT. Jersey County News, Thurs., 28 Apr. 1927, written by Mrs. T. Baumgartner: Eliza Lambert – A throng of people moving in procession toward the rude cemetery outside a little county town, the fresh green of springtime, the peace of Easter day, marked the passing of her who was called Eliza Lambert. To me, who am neither of her kindred nor generation, that name is symbolical of the beauty of one life well lived, and because knowing her has been a privilege, I should love to be able to point out that dutiful and loving soul to those who foolishly ask, “is life worth while?” I believe she found no incompatibility in loving life and fearing god. Her impulses struck out true and unerring, traits one would wish for in a soldier. Her glance lifted to yours fearless and kind, her kisses quick and warm as youth, and her aged hands seemed always to have that touch of eternal motherhood. When we first met, the fifty years between us was bridged by an instant glance of sympathy. We had never been strangers. Sitting together, I loved to hear her recall, in her direct and confident manner this or that incident of her life, the customs of her day and age, the turbulent times of war, the discussions of life, conduct, moral, and frivolities of the times. With that visualization which is a peculiar gift to those grown old in the practice of simple and homely virtues, I lived again with her those fragments of experience, and somehow was always reminded of the verse of old: “Howe’er it be, it seems to me, ’tisOnly noble to be good; kind hearts are more than coronets, and simple faith than Norman blood.”


LAMKIN. Unknown newspaper, Florrisant, MO – Former Jerseyville resident Stephanie Lynn Lamkin, 17, died Sunday 4 Feb. 1990 at St. Louis University Medical Center. She had been involved in an automobile accident three miles west of Jerseyville at 5 am Sunday. She was a senior at Jersey Comm. High school where she was on the track and cross country teams. Born in Granite City, she was the daughter of Jerald Lamkin of Florissant and Sharon (Chinn) Lamkin of Moro. Surviving are her parents; her stepmother, Kathy Lamkin of Florissant; two half sisters, Sarah and Kerri Lamkin, both at home; and her grandparents, Robert Chinn of Granite City, Louis and Josephine Gallina of Edwardsville, and Austin and Maxine Lamkin of Cottage Hills. Visitation is from 5 to 9 pm today at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. A funeral mass is at 11 am Wed. at Holy Ghost Catholic church in Jerseyville with the Monsignor James Suddes as celebrant. Burial is in St. Boniface cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials may be given to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. (M.A.D.D.)


LAMMY. Unknown newspaper, 18 Sep. 1978: Rhoda Marie Lammy, 74, 102 Fletcher St., Jerseyville, died at 7:20 pm 16 Sep. at St. Mary’s health center, St. Louis, MO. Mrs. Lammy was born 1 Feb. 1904 in Hamburg, the daughter of Curtis and Nancy Howland Booth. She married Raymond Lammy, who died 18 Nov. 1953. She is survived by a son Ray (Freedie) Lammy, Godfrey; three daughters, Mrs. …rest of obituary is missing.


LAMPARTER. Unknown newspaper, 28 Dec. 1982: Graveside services were held at 10 am 21 Dec. for Arthur “Udy” Lamparter, 59, of R. 1 Grafton who died at 11:20 am 19 Dec. at his residence. He was born 20 Feb. 1923 in Alton, a son of Arthur and Laura Buckshot Lamparter and was an operating engineer out of Local 520. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Springer; four sons, Edward, Daniel and Roger, all of Otterville, and John Dunn of Granite City; a daughter, Ellen Hampton of Otterville; four brothers, Paul, Harold, Carl and Arthur, all of Alton; sisters, Mildred Stark, Brighton, Katherine Miles, Alton and Evelyn Roberson of Florida; eight grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.


LAMPERT. Unknown newspaper, Jan. 1987: Former area resident Elma “Toots” Lampert, 74, died Wednesday 14 Jan. 1987 in Valdosta, Ga., after a short illness. She was born in Brighton, a daughter of the late William and Edith Robings. In Nov. 1934, she married Charles E. Lampert, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Larry Lampert of Valdosta, Ga.; a daughter, Susan Lampert of Atlanta, ga;, two grandsons; a sister, Wilma R. Bott of Brighton; and a niece and nephew. A memorial service will be held 19 Jan. at Park Avenue Methodist Church in Valdosta.


LAMKIN. Unknown newspaper, 11 Nov. 1980: The funeral of Pauline C. Lamkin, 68, of 407 E. Prairie St., Jerseyville was held Thursday morning at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with burial in Rose lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto. She died at 2:35 pm 3 Nov. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Her husband, Aden F. Lamkin, died in 1978. She was born 17 Sep. 1912 in Calhoun county, a daughter of Herman and Rose Beer. Her survivors are six sons, Henry Mitchell, Keokuk, Iowa; Milo and Gary Madison, both of Jerseyville, John Madison, St. Louis, Marvin Madison, Mena, Ark.; and Rickie Tamsett, Dunsmore, Calif.; two daughters, Shirley Fieldon of Granite City and Donna Sullivan, Modesto, Calif; a brother, Howard Beer, Louisiana, Mo.; three Sisters, Mary Craig Miles and Elsie Pilkinton, both of Alton and Bessie Baker, Godfrey; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One daughter, Virginia Green, preceded her in death. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial.


LANDON. Republican Examiner, Jerseyville, Ill., 5 Aug. 1881: died 1 Aug. 1881, Arthur William Landon, son of Oscar and Mary Landon, born 21 Sep. 1880. Funeral from home 2 Aug., Rev. D. Heagle, Baptist church.


LANDON. Republican Examiner, 22 July 1881: Truman Landon died 14 July 1881 of a bullet wound at the hand of Joseph Voorhees. Truman was son of William D. and Alvira Landon, 29 years old. He attended school at Williamsburg, PA at the age of 19. In 1873 he entered Blackburn College at Carlinville. In 1876 he went to Chicago to Baptist college and returned to Jerseyville. Entered law office of his brother-in-law, T.S. Chapman. In 1878 he bought a large farm 3 miles south of Jerseyville. He was endowed with an even temper, intellectual ability, kindly disposition. The funeral was under auspices of Free Mason; Rev. Heagle, Baptist church. News item;, Republican Examiner, Jerseyville, ill.,1881: “Truman Landon shot and instantly killed. Joe Voorhees, the murderer, under arrest and in jail. The cause unknown, but suppose to be an old feud.” About half past 6 o’clock last evening (Thursday) our usually quiet town was thrown into a fever of excitement by the report that Joe Voorhees had shot and killed Truman Landon. A Rep-Ex. Reporter started out immediately and gleaned the following facts: about a year ago Joe Voorhees married Miss Flora Landon. The union was opposed by the girl’s folks and a little hard feeling has existed ever since. On Wednesday evening the assassin’s wife retired as usual, but after a little got up and stood at the bureau for a minute, when she turned to her husband and said: “Good bye, Joe, I have taken poison.” Doctors were summoned immediately and after considerable work pronounced her in no danger. About 5:45 last evening, Landon entered the grocery store of John Wiley, where Voorhees was clerking for the purpose of settling some business with Mr. Wiley. After finishing his business he started for the door and when about half way met Voorhees. The two conversed for some time in a low tone, and then went out in the rear of the store and continued talking until finally they moved over to the grass plat immediately in the rear of Brandt’s Saloon, adjoining Wiley’s store. In a minute the people of that part of were startled by the report of a pistol, and Voorhees immediately passed through Mr. Wiley’s store, saying as he went, “Wiley, there is a dead man out there.” Voorhees walked down to his house and informed his folks of what he had done, and sat down on the porch. In a few minutes Officer Burns, Constable Darby Milner and John Richards went to Voorhees’ house, arrested him, and took him before ‘Squire Kirpatrick’s office where Voorhees admitted the shooting and “hoped to god he (Landon) was dead.” The dead man was left just in position he fell until about 7 o’clock where he was placed upon a window blind and carried to ‘Squire Kirkpatrick’s office and an inquest held upon his body. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death by a pistol shot fired by Joe Voorhees. After the inquest the body was taken charge of by William Keith, undertaker, and sent to his home south of town. Joe Voorhees, the assassin is a young man about 25 years old and at one time was considered a model young man, but took to drink and lost a good many of his best friend. He seems to be perfectly cool and claims that he acted in self defense, but upon examining the body of Landon, no weapons of any kind were found on his person or about the place, and from the character of the man, it is not believed that he made any motion that would cause a person to think he intended to commit any crime. Truman Landon, the deceased, was an unmarried man living with his mother on a farm, three miles south of town, was considered one of the most quiet, gentlemanly men in the county, and was the last man that anyone would suppose would be shot down in the manner named. The murderer’s mother is heart broken at the sad event and no one can hardly realize that the horrible news is true. An examination of the wound by Dr. Gill revealed the fact that the ball entered between the third and fourth ribs about two inches to the right of the left nipple and passed through the upper part of the heart and also through the lungs, causing instant death.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, no dates: Mrs. Annie Clark Landon died at home in East St. Louis, 30 years old. Funeral from St. Francis church.


LANDON. Jersey County Democrat, Sep. 1896: Mrs. Milo Landon died. Burial in Grimes cemetery.


LANDON. Jersey County Democrat, 5 Aug. 1891: Norman E. Landon was born in Cornwall, Addison County, Vt.; 30 Aug. 1818 and died 15 July 1891 at Jerseyville; 72 years old. He came to Illinois at age of 16 with parents. He came from a family of 11 children; parents and children have all passed save two sisters, Mrs. Dr. Snell of Jerseyville and Mrs. McGee of Girard, Ill. In Aug. 1856 he married Parmelia Price. They had a son and a daughter, daughter died in infancy. His wife died 24 Feb. 1888. Son Norman II now only survives. Funeral was held at Baptist church, Rev. Justus Bulkley. Pallbearers: John Darby, James Calhoun, Benjamin Foster, Charles Miner, William Utt, and William Soriggs.


LANDON. Republican Examiner, Jerseyville, Ill., March 1888: Mrs. Parmelia A. Landon, born near Burlington, NJ, 13 Sep. 1823, died at her home 22 Feb. 1888, aged 64 years. Her name was Price. She married Norman E. Landon 25 Aug. 1857. Three children were born; son, Norman survives. Baptist church.


LANDON. Jersey County Democrat, 27 Dec. 1887: Oscar Landon took his own life by hanging. He lived northwest of town. Funeral was from home; Rev. W.H.H. Avery and Rev. C.H. Moscrip. He was born in Jersey county 23 Dec. 1838 and is a twin. In 1871 he married Mary day of Audrain county, MO. Six children survive; his twin brother, Austin, who lives near Virden, brother Horace of Auburn and sister, Mrs. Workman.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, Apr. 1897: Frank Landon, son of Milo Landon, aged 20 years, died at home four and half miles southwest of Jerseyville. Funeral from home; Rev. J. H. Belt. Burial was in Grimes cemetery.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, Aug. 1903: Nellie Jane Landon, (nee dabbs) was born on Otter Creek, Jersey county, Ill. 31 July 1878; died 20 Aug. 1903, age 25 years and 21 days; was married to Elmer Landon at 18 years of age, and leaves with him but one child, a bright little boy of five summers. Her father and mother, three sisters and two brothers survive her. Six- two infants, two sisters and two brothers of adolescent years – precede her to the world of spirits bright. Her funeral was preached by the Rev. J.W. Teaney of Otterville at Buckeye school house; she was buried in the family cemetery, Charles F. Fales of your city embalming the remains and carrying them to the place of interment. In her the mental temperament was predominant, characterized by a rather light frame; a relatively large head and face, full forehead, finely cut features, bright expressive eyes, slender neck and only a moderately developed chest. The hair was soft and fine, neither abundant nor dark colored, and the expression of the face varied and animated. In its outward manifestations this temperament would indicate refinement, vividness of conception, the thoughts quick, the senses acute, the imagination lively and the moral sense largely influential. As a result in the world of action we should expect hopefulness, enthusiasm, earnestness of purpose, courage and a restless industry. Persons thus endowed are apt to consume their vitality faster than the physical organism can replace it, and a physical or mental breakdown is inevitable, unless they avail themselves of such means as will strengthen and fortify the physical powers. But consumption wears a mask and is so insidious in its incipiency that its victim is often, or nearly always…..rest of obituary is missing….


LANDON. Jerseyville Republican, 11 Mar. 1904: Mrs. Alvira Landon was the daughter of Zopher and Alice Cory and was born in Bridgeport, Vermont 30 May 1814. She died at her home 5 Mar. 1904, 90 years old. Early in girlhood she was converted and baptized in Lake Champlain. She married William Cowen and two sons were born: Edwin and Albert, both died in infancy. In 1833 she moved to Illinois, her parents coming later. She was one of the earliest settlers. 30 Mar. 1837 she married William D. Landon of Jerseyville who died 11 Feb. 1873. The children who blest this union were: three who are deceased; Edwin, Oscar and Truman; seven who survive; Austin of Virden; Horace of Auburn; William D. of Jerseyville; Mrs. B.F. Workman of Auburn; Mrs. Mary Cowen, Mrs. Emma L. Everts and Mrs. T.S. Chapman of Jerseyville. When she came west she joined Lebanon Baptist church and in Oct. 1884 transferred to Baptist church in Jerseyville. Leaves seven children, one brother, Perry Cory of Kane; 33 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.


LANDON. Jerseyville Republican, May 1922: Mary A. Langdon (?) nee Day died, 69 years of age; born 19 Apr. 1853 at Ypsilantic, Mich. She was married 16 Feb. 1871 to Oscar L. Landon. In 1873 they moved to the old Landon farm. Additional obituary: Unknown newspaper, 1922 – Mrs. Mary A. Landon after a lingering illness of four months, passed away at one o’clock this afternoon at her home on Andrew Ave. in this city. Mrs. Landon who was born in Audrian County, MO, 19 Apr. 1853, was at the time of her death 79 (should be 69?) years and 10 days of age. Mrs. Landon went to Carlinville before Christmas to visit her son, Prof. Perry O. Landon and family, and while there was taken quite ill. More than a month ago Mrs. Landon was able to be brought to her home in Jerseyville, but her condition became gradually worse. Mrs. Landon was married 16 Feb. 1871 to Oscar Landon of Jerseyville who died in 1887. A year after their marriage they came to Jerseyville to reside on the old Landon homestead farm near Shakerag school northeast of Jerseyville. The deceased is survived by six children, Roy A. Landon and Mrs. J. J. Wiseman of this city, Mrs. Rolla McIntyre of Mexico, Mo.; Truman Landon of Eastland, Texas; Dr. Loren A. Landon of Wichita Falls, Texas; and Prof. Perry O. Landon of Carlinville. One son, Arthur William, died in infancy. For many years Mrs. Landon has been a devoted and faithful member of the Baptist church of Jerseyville. Truman Landon and Dr. Loren Landon, who have been with their mother the past two weeks, departed this week for Texas, but her other children were with her at the time of her death. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon, but at the present time arrangements have not been fully completed.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, Mar. 1911: Mrs. Salinda A. Landon was born in Jersey county, 6 Aug. 1843 and departed this life 10 Mar. 1911, at her home in St. Louis, Mo., aged 66 years, 7 months and 4 days. The body was brought here Sunday morning for burial. Rev. O. L. Markman, pastor of the Methodist church, conducted a short service at the grave. She is survived by four children, Cady and Dennis Landon, Mrs. Julia Cox and Mrs. Minnie House, besides other relatives and friends.


LANDON. News item, Unknown newspaper, Oct. 1950: Wm. D. Landon, retired farmer of Jerseyville, and a charter stockholder of the Jersey State Bank, was guest of honor at family dinner Sunday at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie A. Landon, south of Jerseyville on his 96th birthday. Present were: Mrs. Leola Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Landon, Mrs. Dorothy Ann Sumner and son, Lanny of Edwardsville; and Mrs. Melle McIntyre of Mexico, MO. Despite advance age, Mr. Landon is in good health and is still able to make regular trips to the business district for the transaction of business. Obituary: Unknown newspaper, 26 Jan. 1956: Wm. Landon, 101, jersey’s oldest resident, dies. Death occurred at home Wednesday morning. Final rites at Baptist church. – William Dearborn Landon, 101, Jersey county’s oldest resident died Wednesday morning, 25 Jan. at 4:26 o’clock at his home on South State Street in Jerseyville. Although he had been in failing health he was ill only a few days prior to his death. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 27 Jan. at two o’clock at the first Baptist church where Mr. Landon had been a member for eighty-five years. Rev. Carl C. Moman, pastor of the church, will officiate at the services and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Friends May call at the Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville after three o’clock this (Thursday) afternoon. The centenarian was a son of the late William Dearborn and Alvira Cory Landon and was born 22 Oct. 1854 on a farm west of Jerseyville. His parents were natives of Vermont. Mr. Landon was the surviving member of a family of ten children. He was educated in the local schools and after graduation here attended Blackburn College in Carlinville for three years. He spent one year at Chicago University and one year at Eastman Business School in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he prepared for a banking career. Upon his return to Jerseyville, Mr. Landon accepted a position with the Stephen Bowman Bank where he remained one year. Inside work began to take its toll on his health and he embarked on a farming career on the Broadmead farm south of Jerseyville which is now operated by the family of his son, the late Leslie A. Landon. Mr. Landon’s marriage to Ella Updike took place on 17 Feb. 1881, and the couple resided on the Landon farm until 1916 when they moved to the home on South State Street. The death of Mrs. Landon occurred in August, 1941. After moving to Mr. Landon continued management of the farm for several years. He was active in the work of the Farmers Institute and served as its president, and for many years was affiliated with the Jersey county farm bureau. The decedent affiliated with the first Baptist church of Jerseyville at the age of sixteen and for many years was actively engaged in the work of the church. He served as church treasurer for thirty years, and after many years as deacon he was made honorary deacon. Mr. Landon who had the distinction of being the oldest active banker in the state, was one of the directors in the founding of the Jersey state bank in 1903. He continued on the ….torn away two words … of the bank and continued weekly meetings until Jan. 1954 when he was elected an honorary member of the board. Mr. and Mrs. Landon were the parents of six children, two of whom survive him. They are his daughter, Mrs. Leola Henry who had resided with him since 1937, and one son, Herbert U. Landon of Edwardsville. He also leaves seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Truella, and a son, Raymond who died in infancy, a daughter, Irma who died at the age of sixteen, and a son, Leslie A. Landon whose death occurred 9 Nov. 1953.


LANDON. 1 Apr. 1971: services for Mrs. Mildred Marie Landon of Route three, Jerseyville, were held at two o’clock Friday afternoon, 26 Mar. at Gubser funeral home. Rev. Louis Kappler officiated and burial was in White cemetery. Visitation was held at the funeral home. The death of Mrs. Landon occurred at the family home in Otter Creek township on Wednesday evening, 24 Mar. at 6:30 o’clock following an extended period of ill health. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Lucy Queen White and was born in Jersey county 7 Oct. 1905. She was aged 65….rest missing….


Jersey County Democrat. Jan. 1907: Milo Landon, born in Jersey county, Ill. less than one-half mile of where he lived and died, on 16 Mar. 1838. On 20 May of 1860 he married Hulda Hinson at Otterville by Rev. Aaron Dodson. He joined Cumberland Presbyterian church at Otterville. She died 6 Sep. 1896. 11 children were born; six of whom are still living: Charles Landon of Otterville; Mrs. Lizzie Falker of Nebraska; Clara Rowen of Jersey County; Edward of East St. Louis, Fred Landon on the home place; Mrs. Stella Daugherty of Otterville. He was 68 years old. Funeral from his home conducted by A. D. Miller of Petersburg, Ill. Mr. Landon was a Cumberland Presbyterian because he knew and believed the doctrine of the church; and knowing that the fatality had not been eliminated from the Westminster Confession, he opposed the so called union and died a loyal Cumberland Presbyterian. Additional obituary: Jerseyville Republican 3 Jan. 1907: died at his home southwest of Jerseyville, Milo Landon, 68 years old. Funeral from home; Rev. A. D. Miller of Petersburg, Ill. Burial in Grimes cemetery. He was born in Jersey Co., IL in less than 1/2 mile of where he lived and died. On 20 May 1860 he married Miss Hulda Hinson in Otterville. Wife died on 6 Sep. 1896. Eleven children, six living – Charles Landon of Otterville; Mrs. Lizzie Falker of Nebraska, Clara Rowen of Jersey County, Edward Landon of East St. Louis, Fred Landon on home place; Mrs. Stella Dougherty of Otterville. He was 68 years old. He was a plain, unassuming man, but a man of more than ordinary powers of mind. He was a Cumberland Presbyterian because he knew and believed the doctrines of the church, and knowing that the fatality had not been eliminated from Westminster Confession, he opposed these so-called union, and died a loyal Cumberland Presbyterian. Rest on in peace, dear father, fly to loved ones gone before, enjoy thy bliss eternal won by trials, oh, so sore. Unknown newspaper, died at his home 4 1/2 miles southwest of Jerseyville, Tuesday, 1 Jan. 1907 at 8:30 pm, Milo Landon, 68 years old. Funeral held at home 3 Jan. Rev. A. D. Miller of Petersburg, Ill. Officiating. Burial in Grimes cemetery.


LANDON. Jerseyville Republican, August 1905: Elsie M. Landon, daughter of Milo Landon died at home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Falkner, southwest of Jerseyville, 19 Aug. 1905 at 23 years of age. Funeral from Falkner residence by Rev. Robert D. miller of Petersburg. She died of consumption.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, Mrs. Ida M. Landon, wife of Fredrick Landon, died at her home five miles southwest of this city Friday, 10 Aug. 1906, aged 29 years, 6 months, 17 days. The funeral services were held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev.J. W. Teany officiating. Interment in Grimes cemetery.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, 1 Apr. 1968: Edwardsville – Mrs. Dorothy B. Landon, 74, of 609 W. High St., died at 2:30 pm Sunday at St. Joseph’s hospital, Alton, where she had been a patient two weeks. An Edwardsville resident the past 47 years, she was born 21 Nov. 1893 at Jerseyville, a daughter of the late Dr. Herman and Leila Beardslee Bull. She was married 12 Oct. 1916 to Herbert U. Landon who survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Sumner of Edwardsville, and a grandson, Edwin L. Sumner, U.s. Army, Germany. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church. Visitation will be after 2:30 pm Tuesday at the Weber funeral home, where services will be conducted at 10:30 am Wed. by the Rev. Walter Mehl, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, 5 July 1986 – Jerseyville – Mayme Ethel Landon, 96, died at 7:48 pm Friday, 4 July 1986, following a lengthy illness, at Eldercare of Alton, where she had been a resident. Born in Jersey county, a daughter of the late Richard B. and Mary E. (Murphy) Price, she married Lawrence Landon on 12 Apr. 1903 in Jersey county. He preceded her in death in Jan. 1969. Surviving is one daughter, Rena Austin of Alton; one son, Norman A. Landon of Greenfield; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 17 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Sunday at Gubser funeral home, where services will be at 2 pm, Monday, with the Rev. Dan Vitatoe officiating. Burial will be in Grimes-Neeley cemetery in Jerseyville.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, Jerseyville – Katharyne “Kay” Landon, 83, died at 3 pm Monday, 10 Jun. 1991 at Missouri Baptist hospital, St. Louis. She worked for 50 years in the garment industry as a pattern maker and was employed at the Martha Manning Dress Co. In Collinsville and in the St. Louis garment district, retiring in 1983. Memberships included the Jersey County Home Extension, Jersey County Women’s Club and Jersey County Historical Society. Born in Sullivan, MO, on 24 July 1907, she was the daughter of the late Anton Sebastian and Jane Elisabeth (Jones) Stater. Surviving are a sister, Mary G. Kuhn of Sullivan; and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were three sisters, Margaret Bramerloh, Elizabeth Baldwin and Laura Stater; six brothers, Ira, Joseph, Leslie, Roslyn, Kohler and her twin, Karl Stater. Visitation is from 4 to 9 pm Wed. at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Visitation continues from noon Thursday until service time at 1:30 pm at the First United Methodist church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Dan Harry will officiate. Burial is in Grimes-Neeley cemetery near Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Lou Ellen Landon, 76, died at 2:14 pm Sat. 11 Jan. 1992 at Jersey Comm. Hospital. She worked in the housekeeping department at Lewis and Clark Comm. College in Godfrey, retiring in 1980. Born in England, Ark., on 21 July 1915, she was the daughter of the late Dewell Parks and Grace (Brannan) Mashburn. She married Harold C. Landon on 24 Nov. 1934, in Jersey county and he survives. Also surviving are three sons, Harold Lee Landon of Carlinville, Roger Landon of Chandlerville and David P. Landon of Jerseyville; three daughters, Mary Ellen Essington of Washington and Janet Crawford and Elizabeth Fritz, both of Jerseyville; 13 grandchildren, eight step grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Mabel Switzer of Jerseyville; and a brother, Charles Mashburn of Lauie, MO. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Leon, George and D.P. Mashburn. Visitation is from 3 pm today until service time at 8 pm at the first united Methodist church. The Rev. Dan Harry will officiate. Burial is at 10 am Tuesday in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church, where she was a member, Jersey County Health Department or Jersey Comm. Hospital. Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home is in charge of arrangements.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper: Largo, Fla. – Former Brighton resident, Helen Lucille Landon, 77, died at 6:30 pm Fri., 16 Feb. 1990 at her daughter’s home in Brighton. Born in Otterville, she was the daughter of the late Josefas Clyde and Alta (Cummings) Pointer. She Married Clayton Cope Landon in Feb. 1934 in Chicago, and he died on 29 Apr. 1968. Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Ebbler and Marilyn Burk, both of Brighton; a Son, Clayton Landon of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ester Moresi and Hazel Demott, both of Tampa; and two brothers, Robert Pointer of Tampa and Richard Pointer of Jerseyville. A son and four brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Visitation is from 5 to 8 pm today at Targhetta funeral home in Brighton, where services are at 8 pm. The Rev. Simon A. Simon will officiate. Private burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper: rites for Patricia Landon– services for Patricia L. Stocks Landon, 37, of Bethalto will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with the Rev. V. Clay Noah officiating. She died unexpectedly at 10:50 pm 3 Jun. at Wood River township hospital in Wood River. She was born 4 Oct. 1947 in Carrollton, daughter of Robert L. and Ruth Jones Stocks of Jerseyville and was a member of the Cherry Street Baptist church in Alton. She is survived by her parents; and four daughters, Karen, Corrisa, Michelle and Sharon, all at home. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, 30 Jun. 1960: Fred Landon, 86, retired farmer, died last Friday – Fred Landon, retired farmer and road commissioner in English township for a number of terms, died at his home at twelve-twenty o’clock Friday morning, 24 Jun. following an extended period of ill health. Friends called at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist church in Jerseyville Sunday afternoon, 26 Jun. at four o’clock with the pastor, Rev. Earl W. Dickey, officiating. Burial was in Grimes-Neeley cemetery. Mr. Landon was born in Jersey county, 25 Nov. 1873, a son of the late Milo and Hulda Hinson Landon, and his age at the time of death was eighty-six years, six months and twenty-nine days. Surviving the decedent are two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Hulda) Worthey of Hartville, Mo., and Mrs. Elley (Thelma) Rabago of San Francisco, Calif; one son Frederick, Jr., Route 3, Jerseyville; one brother, Edward Landon, and one sister, Mrs. Leslie Dougherty, both of Route 3, Jerseyville; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, 21 Jan. 1965: Edward Landon died Tuesday at hospital – Edward Landon, a retired farmer of English township, died at nine-thirty o’clock Tuesday morning, 19 Jan. at the Jersey Comm. Hospital where he had been a medical patient for the past six days. Friends may call at the Gubser funeral home where services are to be held this (Thursday) afternoon at two o’clock by Rev. Mode Powell. Interment will be in Grimes-Neeley cemetery. Mr. Landon, a son of the late Milo and Hulda Hinson Landon was born in Jersey county, 26 Nov. 1870. He was at one time employed in St. Louis. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Leslie M. (Stella) Dougherty of Jerseyville and nieces and nephews.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, undated: (first part of obituary is missing) … Roy Raymond (Ray) Landon, Sr. of route 3, Jerseyville, with Rev. James Connett, pastor of the First Methodist church in Jerseyville officiating. Burial was in the White cemetery. The Fieldon Masonic Lodge conducted Masonic rites at the funeral home Friday night. Mr. Landon, a retired farmer, died at 3:20 o’clock pm., 4 Oct. at the Jersey Comm. Hospital. He was born in Otter Creek township, a son of the late Elmer and Nellie Dabbs Landon, on 9 Aug. 1898. His survivors are a son, Roy Raymond Landon, Jr. of Jerseyville; two daughters, Oma M. smith of Bethalto and Mrs. Frank (Vera Lee) Bare of Tucson, Ariz; five half brothers; seven half-sisters; eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.


LANDON. Unknown newspaper, Nov. 1953: Leslie Landon died suddenly Monday night, nationally-known breeder of Jersey cattle suffered heart attack. Funeral today. – Leslie A. Landon, nationally-known breeder of Jersey cattle, suffered a heart attack and died at eleven-fifteen o’clock Monday night, 9 Nov. at his home south of Jerseyville. A Jersey bull at the Landon farm had gotten out of the pasture and Mr. Landon had taken his car and gone to get the animal back into the pasture. Mrs. Landon called two neighbors, Truman and Charles Hunter, to assist and Mr. Landon was found slumped in his car by Truman Hunter. Mr. Landon had suffered from a heart malady for some time. His death occurred on the day following his sixty-sixth birthday anniversary. The decedent was a son of William D. Landon, ninety-nine year old Jerseyville resident, and the late Mrs. Etta Updike Landon, and was born in Jersey county on 8 Nov. 1887. As a young man he engaged in farming at Saskatchewan, Canada, for ten years and then returned to Jersey county and has engaged in farming on the Landon homestead south of Jerseyville since 1916. In about 1931, Mr. Landon began breeding purebred Jersey cattle and his animals have won prizes in major expositions throughout the united states. Mr. Landon was a charter member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau and was instrumental in the organization of the Jersey County Farm Supply Co. and held offices in both organizations. Surviving Mr. Landon in addition to his aged father are his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Landon of Jerseyville; three sons, First Lieutenant William Landon of the Air Force stationed at Fort Worth, Texas; Second Lieutenant Herbert Landon of the Anti-aircraft Division stationed at El Paso, Texas, and Howard Landon, a student at the University of Illinois in Champaign; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Wallace of Nashville, Tenn; one sister, Mrs. Leola Henry of Jerseyville and one brother, Herbert Landon of Edwardsville. Friends called at the Gubser funeral home. Final rites are being held at the First Baptist church in Jerseyville this afternoon, 12 Nov., at two o’clock with Rev. Carl C. Moman, pastor of the church, and Rev. F. W. Schwarzlose, pastor of the First Methodist church of Jerseyville, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


LANDRETH. Unknown newspaper, 9 Oct. 1984: Virgil W. Landreth, 86, former Wood River resident, died at 12:50 am at the Jerseyville care center after two years failing health. Born in Laclede, son of the late Jackson and Anna Pearl Landreth, he was employed at Standard Oil from 1922 until 1960 where he was a valve repairman at retirement. He married Mary McVey Keisling who preceded him in death in 1980. Survivors include four Daughters, Vera Ingram and Marlene Wells, both of Jerseyville, Gloria Montague of Bloomington and Roberta Banks of Wood River; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two Sisters, Vera Bruening of Bethalto and Mabel McVey of East Alton; and two brothers, Cecil of Wood River and Lyle “Doc” of Bethalto. Private services were conducted at Gent funeral home by Rev. William Fuson with burial in Valhalla Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Pediatrics Neurology Ward at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in memory of Meagen Sue White.


LANDWEHR. Unknown newspaper, 24 Jan. 1985: Funeral services were held at 11:30 am Wed., 23 Jan. for Carl H. Landwehr, 68, Jerseyville, at the Baue funeral home chapel in St. Charles, Mo., Rev. Don Becker officiating. Burial was at the St. John’s cemetery in St. Charles. Landwehr was born 9 Aug. 1916 in Blackjack, Mo., the son of Charles H. and Elsie Bailfort Landwehr. He died 20 Jan. at the St. Louis county hospital. He was a layer attendant at Owens Illinois Glass Co., Alton and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are a son, David C. Landwehr of Jerseyville; two Daughters, Sandra Lough, St. Louis, Mo., and Janet Landwehr of St. Charles, Mo.; a brother, Frederick Landwehr of Florissant, MO.; two sisters, Louis Gerhart of Berkley, MO. And Arlene Walkowski, Indianapolis, Ind. And two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn. Memorial is one’s choice.


LANE. Unknown newspaper, 20 Jan. 1981: Cordie Lane, 93, of 312 Hill St., Jerseyville, passed away at 4:46 pm 15 Jan. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Mrs. Lane was born 5 Jan. 1888 in Nebo, Ky., the daughter of William and Lurissa Hokum Pullum. She married Abe Lane and he died 1 Apr. 1965. She is survived by two daughters, Juanita Thomas and Lillian L. Depper, both of Jerseyville; three sons, Orlen and Delbert of Jerseyville and David of Fieldon; 27 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 22 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, two sisters and one brother. Funeral services for Mrs. Lane were held at 1 pm 18 Jan. at the Gospel Assembly church in Jerseyville with Clyde Shaw, officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove cemetery , Jerseyville.


LANE. Unknown newspaper, 6 Jan. 1981: Edna M. Lane, 50, of 1013 Pine, Jerseyville, died at 5 am 5 Jan. at St. Joseph’s hospital, Alton, after a lengthy illness. She was born 15 Jan. 1930 in Godfrey, and was the daughter of Lester M. Waters of Godfrey and the Late Marguerite Lohr Waters. Her husband, Donald R. Lane of Jerseyville survives. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Tuesday at Gubser funeral home and until noon Wed. when the body will be taken to the State Street Baptist church. Visitation will continue until the time of services at 2 pm. The Rev. Ronald Woodrum will officiate and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The State Street Baptist church of which she was a member was named as a memorial.


LANE. Unknown newspaper, 3 Jun. 1976: services for Mrs. Anna E. Lane, 68, of RR 1, Dow will be conducted tomorrow afternoon, 4 Jun. at 1 pm from Jacoby Funeral home, Jerseyville, with the Rev. W. O. Reinhardt officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. She died at 8:40 pm on 1 Jun. at Alton memorial hospital. She was born 30 Aug. 1907 in Elsah township, Jersey county, a daughter of Arthur C. and Amelia Fessler Bryant. She is survived by her husband, Robert Leslie Lane, Jr. R.1, Dow; one son, Gerald Leslie Lane, Dow, and three daughters, Carolyn M. Lane and Judith Ann Lane of Dow and Mrs. Robert (Lois) Schone of R.R. 1, Arenzville; three grandchildren. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death. Visitation will be held after 4 pm 3 Jun. at Jacoby Funeral home. The St. Louis chapter of Diabetic Ass’n. Has been named as a memorial.


LANE. Unknown newspaper, 12 Apr. 1973: Mrs. Etta P. Lane of 209 Anna Street, Godfrey, formerly of Jerseyville, died unexpectedly at her home at four-thirty o’clock Monday afternoon, shortly after returning from a doctor’s office. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the Gubser funeral home with Rev. Harry Frazier officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation was held at the funeral home from two to four o’clock and seven to nine o’clock on Wednesday. Mrs. Lane, a daughter of Charles L. and Orillia S. Hayes Piercy, was born in Kentucky, 27 Aug. 1905. Her survivors are two sons, Raymond Cherry, Jr. of Winchester and Charles L. Lane of Jerseyville; two Daughters, Mrs. Lindell (Glenda) Early of Peoria and Mrs. Charles ( Margaret) Hampton of Godfrey, three Brothers, Wallace, Gentry, and Claude Piercy of Sacramento, Calif.; twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.


LANE. Unknown newspaper, 10 May 1983: A funeral mass for Kathleen Fleming Lane of Our Lady of the Snows Community, Belleville, will be celebrated at 1 pm Wed. at St. Gabriel’s church, St. Louis. Her death occurred 7 May at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Belleville after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Fleming of Jerseyville. She is survived by a daughter, Colleen Delaney of Rockford; one sister, Mary Witt Heitzig of Jerseyville; and three brothers, Paul Fleming of Jerseyville, Judge Joe Fleming and Bill Fleming of Belleville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter J. Lane, one sister, Eva Donahue, and a brother, Theodore. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 pm Tuesday at Holten’s Funeral Home, 7711 West Main, Belleville. Burial was in Resurrection cemetery, St. Louis.


LANE. From records of Illinois Soldier’s Orphans Home, Normal Ill. Published in Ill. State Genealogical Society Vol XIX #3, Fall, 1987: Catherine Lane, Jerseyville – Parents were William and Emily lane. He died 5 Dec. 1864 from disease contracted in service. She was returned to William & Emily’s friends or homes provided by the trustees.


LANE. Unknown newspaper, Aug. 1953: Mrs. Minnie Lane, widow of Nat Lane, former superintendent of the Illinois Powder Mill at Grafton, died at her home in Alton Friday, 21 aug. She was seventy-six years of age. Mrs. Lane is survived by four daughters, Lillian Shade of Lockport, Wilmina Shade, Mrs. Frank Waide, Mrs. Virginia Dewitt of San Francisco, Calif. And a son, Wayne Lane of San Francisco. She also leaves seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Monday and interment was in Scenic Hill cemetery in Grafton.


LANE. Unknown newspaper, Sep. 1914: Dr. J. H. Lane, who practiced medicine in Medora since 40 years, died from heart failure induced by overwork. 69 years old. He was widely known as catarrah specialist and had very large practice, many of his patients coming from Alton. The wife and three daughters, Mrs. Walter Tietsort and the Misses Laura and Alpha Lane, survive him.


LANE. Unknown newspaper, Dec. 1953: “Grafton child died of meningitis, Death of Ralph Norman Lane occurred at St. Anthony’s infirmary after short illness” – Ralph Norman Lane, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Lane of the Grafton vicinity, died at eight-twenty o’clock Christmas morning, 25 Dec. at St. Anthony’s infirmary following a short illness which was diagnosed as meningitis. His death occurred four days before his eighth birthday anniversary. The child became ill on Sunday and was moved to the infirmary for medical treatment. The little boy was born in Dow, 29 Dec. 1944, and his mother is the former Hattie Brainerd. In addition to his parents, Ralph Norman is survived by two sisters, Donna Faye and Jeanette Irena Lane of Grafton, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brainerd of Grafton. The body was brought to Jacoby Brothers funeral home where friends called until the hour of the funeral services which were held at the Jacoby home at two o’clock Sat. afternoon, 27 Dec. with Rev. Leo Young officiating. Interment was in Valhalla Memorial Park.


LANE. Unknown newspaper, Dow – Virginia Lane, 70, died at 6:22 pm Mon., 3 Aug. 1987 at Jersey Comm. Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Arkansas, the daughter of Rose (Masters) Herman of Dow and the late John Herman. She married Clayton Lane on 3 Jun. 1945 in Arkansas, and he survives. In addition to her husband and mother, surviving are a son, David Lane of Dow, a daughter, Joyce Rudolph of Dow, a stepson, Kenneth Lane of St. Charles, MO; five grandchildren; a Brother, J. C. Herman of Missouri; and a sister, Marje Blakely of Florida. One sister preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm today at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 10 am Thurs. By Rev. Mike Michels. Burial will be in East Newbern cemetery.


LANE. Unknown newspaper, 4 Apr. 1974: Peter J. Lane of St. Louis, husband of Kathleen Fleming Lane, died on Sat. 30 mar. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Cletus Heitzig and Paul J. Fleming of Jerseyville. Lane was an investment banker and realtor. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Kathleen Delaney, two brothers, and three sisters. Funeral mass was celebrated on 3 Apr. at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church in St. Louis. He was a member of St. Gabriel’s Holy Name Society and the White House Retreat League.


LANE. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – The Rev. Orlen Lane, 83, pastor of the Union Forest church near Otterville, died at 7:29 pm wed, 29 Jan. 1992 at Jersey Comm. Hospital in Jerseyville after a brief illness. He worked for the Democrat News in Jerseyville for 18 years, retiring in 1970, and had served as pastor of churches in Pleasant Hill and Decatur. Born at East Prairie, Mo., on 15 July 1908, he was a son of the late Abraham and Cordie (Pullings) Lane. On 14 Apr. 1929, he married the former Dixie Ayres. She died 15 Feb. 1991. Surviving are two sons, Donald and Robert Lane, both of Jerseyville; two grandchildren; a great grandchild; and two brothers, Delbert and David Lane, both of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Juanita “Peg” Thomas and Lillian Depper; and two brothers, Audris and Leonard Lane. The body will be cremated. Memorial services are at 4 pm Sun. at the Gospel Assembly church in Jerseyville, with the Rev. Clyde Shaw officiating. Memorials may be given to the Gospel Assembly church, where he was a member. Gubser funeral home of Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.


LANGE. Unknown newspaper, no date: Fred H. Lange, 80, of Alton, died Friday at 4:15 pm at Eunice Smith nursing home. Born in Minneapolis, Minn, he was the son of the late Louis and Hilda (Johnson) Lange. He worked at Chanute Air Force Base at Rantoul, Ill. For 30 years as a civilian instructor. He was a master watchmaker for 15 years until his retirement. Lange served in the army during World War II. He married Genevra Baxter Saxby on 28 Sep. 1932 in Jerseyville. She survives. Also surviving are one step-daughter, Dorothy Ward of Alton; one stepson, Donald Saxby of West Palm Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; three brothers, Luther Lange, of Rochester, Minn.; Kenneth Lange, of Tampa, Fla.; and Kermit Lange of Sebona, Ariz. Visitation will be at Smith funeral home in Alton on Monday from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, when the funeral service will be conducted. Burial will be at Gunterman cemetery in Fieldon, ill.


LANGE. Unknown newspaper: Alton – Genevra Lange, 95, died at 2:30 am Monday, 3 Apr. 1989 at Wood River township hospital, after a brief illness. Born in Jerseyville, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Ida (Heiderscheid) Baxter. In 1932, she married Fred Lange, who died 20 Nov. 1987. Surviving are a son, Donald Saxby of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Dorothy Ward of Alton; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. A brother, Col. Thurston Baxter, preceded her in death. Visitation is 9 am Thursday until time of services at 11 am at Elias-Smith funeral home in Alton. Carl Wood and the Rev. David Gray will officiate. Burial is in Gunterman cemetery, Fieldon.


LANGER. Unknown newspaper, 1972: Requiem mass for Otto Leo Langer, 72, of 500 North State Street, Jerseyville was celebrated Wednesday morning at the Holy Ghost church with Rev. Robert Heintz celebrant. His death occurred 19 Nov. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Interment was in St. Francis cemetery. Born 25 Oct. 1900 in Eldred, Mr. Langer was the son of Amand and Marie Seifert Langer. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Helen Fleming Langer; four sister, Mrs. Mary Cordes, Mrs. Edith Albrecht, Mrs. Lena Pohlman and Mrs. Agnes Buhnekemper of Carrollton. His parents, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Funeral home where the rosary was recited at 7 pm Tuesday.


LANGER. Unknown newspaper, 29 Apr. 1976: funeral mass for Mrs. Helen “Nellie” Langer, 77, of 500 N. State St., Jerseyville, was celebrated Monday morning at Holy Ghost church with the Rev. Robert L. Heintz celebrant. Her death occurred at 10:10 am on 23 Apr. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. She was born on 4 Apr. 1899 in Jersey county, a daughter of Thomas and Mary Connors Fleming. Her husband, Otto Langer, died in 1972. Mrs. Langer was a member of the Holy Ghost Catholic church and the Legion of Mary. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Peter (Mary) Earley of St. Louis and Miss Elizabeth Fleming of Jerseyville; and a niece. Her parents, husband, three brothers and a sister preceded her in death.


LANGFORD. Unknown newspaper, 26 Dec. 1968: Robert Langford of Hillsboro died Friday, 20 Dec. at the Stark Shelter Home in Jerseyville where he had been residing. He was born 17 Mar. 1889 in Indiana. The body is at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending, awaiting the arrival of his son, A2/c Robert L. Langford, from Vietnam.


LANGLEY. Unknown newspaper, 19 Aug. 1980: The funeral of Maude Langley, 95, of Omaha, Ill. Was held Friday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. funeral home with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. She died at 1:15 pm 13 Aug. at the Olney Care Center, Olney. She was born 20 May 1885 in Jersey county, a daughter of the late John and Myrah Gentry Bright. Her husband, Proctor Langley, died in 1969. Her survivors are two sons, Robert of Omaha, Ill. and James of Dow; four daughters, Elizabeth Gower, Olney; Dorothy German, Inyokern, Calif.; Virginia Vixler, Eldena; and Mary Jane Wren, Indianapolis, Ind; a sister, Susie Snedeker, Bunker Hill; three grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and a daughter.


LANGLEY. Democrat News, 25 Jan. 1983: The funeral of Mae Frances Langley, 81, 700 S. Prairie St., Jerseyville, was conducted Monday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers funeral home by the Rev. R. E. George with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Her death occurred at 5:30 pm 14 Jan. at Jerseyville care center. She was born 13 May 1901 in Jersey county, a daughter of John and Della Robinson Hodge and was a member of the First Baptist church. She is survived by one son, James W. Langley of Jerseyville; a brother, John Hodge of Oklahoma City, Okla. and a sister, Hazel Sponsler, of Jerseyville. Her husband, James S. Langley, parents and a sister preceded her in death.


LANGLEY. Unknown newspaper, 21 Mar. 1985: James W. Langley, 62, 700 S. Prairie, Jerseyville, a self-employed electrician, died at 3:05 pm 10 Mar. at St. Luke’s hospital, west. He was born 24 Mar. 1922 in Jersey county to the late James S. and Mae Frances Hodge Langley. He was a member of the First United Methodist church and the Men’s Club. He is survived by an aunt, Hazel Sponsler of Jerseyville and cousins. Services were conducted Wednesday morning at the First United Methodist church in Jerseyville with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorial is one’s choice.


LANGLEY. Unknown newspaper, 18 Jun. 1970: “Final rites here for former shoecobbler”: Final rites for Proctor Lee Langley, 82, of Omaha, a former shoe cobbler of Jerseyville, were held Friday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers funeral home at 1:30 o’clock with Rev. William Snedeker of Bunker Hill officiating. His death occurred 9 Jun. at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Born 9 Oct. 1887 in Jersey county he was the son of the late James and Julia Ann Wright Langley. Mr. Langley was a member of the Baptist church of Omaha. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Maude Langley; two sons, James C. of Dow and Robert P. of Omaha; and four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Gower of Olney, Mrs. Virginia Bixler of Eldena, Mrs. Dorothy German of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Mrs. Mary Jane Wren of Newport News, VA; 31 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; he was preceded in death by his parents, a son and daughter, brothers and sisters. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Funeral home.


LANGLEY. Unknown newspaper, 6 Oct. 1966: “Langley rites held on Monday in Greenfield”: Funeral services for Albert C. Langley, 72 year old resident of Greenfield and brother of Mrs. Jess Hamblen of Jerseyville, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Baptist church in Greenfield. Burial was in Fernwood Cemetery, Roodhouse. The death of Mrs. Langley occurred Friday at 10:30 pm in Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton where he had been a patient for one day. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman Langley, he was born at Glasgow on 6 Aug. 1894. Surviving him in addition to … rest of obituary is missing.


LANGSTON. Unknown newspaper: Lelia M. Langston, 81, of Collinsville, formerly of Jersey county, died at 6:05 pm Thursday 3 Sep. 1987, at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Belleville. She was a retired textile laborer, born in Rosedale, daughter of the late James Levitt and Daisy May (Miles) Fryman. Surviving are five sons, George Chamineak of St. Louis, Michael F. Chamineak of Augusta, Ga., Stephen and Nicholas Chamineak, Both of Cahokia, and John Chamineak; grandchildren and great grandchildren; two Brothers, Leslie Fryman of Jerseyville and Wesley Fryman of Alton; and three sisters, Arita Webster, Lucille Lohse and Mary Nickels, all of Jerseyville. One son, Harry chamineak, preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Sat. at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Services will be at the funeral home at 1 pm Sunday with the Rev. James Pepper officiating. Burial will be in the Rosedale cemetery.


LANHAM. Jerseyville Republican, July 1917: James E. Lanham, son of Edward and Elizabeth Bland Lanham, born near Kane, Ill., 20 Aug. 1850, died; age 66 years. He Married Nettie E. Irwin, 24 Dec. 1879. Six children were born. His wife died 9 Sep. 1916. Leaves: Christy Irwin, Gusie Alice Embley, Roy Dean, Thomas Elmer, Fred Ebert and James Harry; two daughters-in law, Dora and Myrtle and one son in Law, Alvin Embley. Two grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Joseph Deaton of White Hall, Mrs. George Bandy of Jerseyville. One brother: Thomas Lanham of Greenfield. Mr. Lanham lived in Greene county until 1893 when he moved to Jersey county. Belonged to M.E. church. Funeral from home, Rev. B. A. Hoar of Kane officiating. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery at Jerseyville.


LANHAM. Unknown newspaper: Jessie A. Lanham, 99, of Slidell, La., formerly of Jerseyville, died at 9:30 am Friday 12 Aug. 1988, at North Shore Regional Medical Center in Slidell. Born in Greene county, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Eliza (Illger) Morgan. She was married to the late Fred E. Lanham. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Wisehart of Slidell; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four Sisters, Tillie Beckner, Amy Mains, Betha Morgan and Anna Jenkins. Visitation is 7-9 pm Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville where services will be conducted at 2pm Wed. with the Rev. Chuck Epperly officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville.


LANHAM. Unknown newspaper, Sep. 1952: “Fred Lanham died suddenly Thursday”: Fred Lanham, a retired farmer of Jerseyville, died suddenly Thursday morning, 25 Sep. at six thirty five o’clock at the home of John Pille where he had gone to assist with some carpentry work. He had been under the care of a physician but his condition was not considered alarming. Mr. Lanham was a son of the late James E. and Annette Irwin Lanham, and was born in Greene county 3 May 1890. At the time of death he was aged sixty two years, four months and twenty two days. The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie A. Lanham; one daughter, Dorothy Ann Lanham of Jerseyville; one brother, Roy D. Lanham of Jerseyville, and one sister, Mrs. Alvin Embley of Jerseyville. His parents and three brothers, Christy, Elmer and Harry, preceded him in death. Mr. Lanham was a member of the Kane Methodist church. The body will be at Jacoby Brothers funeral home where friends May call after seven o’clock Friday evening. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church sun, 28 Sep. at two o’clock. The Rev. Laverne Poole will officiate and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


LANHAM. Unknown newspaper, 9 Aug. 1975: the funeral of Mrs. Mary E. Lanham, 88, of Jerseyville was conducted yesterday morning, 8 Oct. at the Jacoby Funeral home with the Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Her death occurred at 11 am on 5 Oct. at Garnet’s Chateau. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born 29 May 1887 in Greene county, a daughter of Amos and Ella Miller. Her husband, Elmer Lanham, died in 1943. She is survived by one brother, William S. Miller of Calimesa, Calif.; and two nephews, Amos R. Major of Paducah, Ky. and R. Ellsworth Miller of Fresno, Calif. The family designated the Cancer Society as a memorial.


LANHAM. Unknown newspaper, 30 May 1974: funeral services for Mrs. Emma Mae Lanham, 85, of 306 Snedeker ave., Jerseyville were conducted yesterday afternoon, 29 May at Jacoby Funeral home with the Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Her death occurred at 7:15 pm on 26 May at the Modern Care Facilities in Jacksonville. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born 2 May 1889 in Rockbridge township in Greene county, a daughter of George B. and Ada Matilda Reno Whitlock. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lanham. Her first husband, Hugh Smith, died in 1942. Mrs. Lanham was a member of the First Baptist church of Jerseyville, Senior Citizens of Jerseyville, Panhandle Home Bureau, Women’s Relief Corps, Rebeka H Lodge, and Order of Eastern Star No. 656. She is survived by a step Daughter, Lois Linn of Greenfield; a brother, Dewey Whitlock of Bunker Hill; one grandchild. Her parents, three brothers and one sister, preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral home. The family designated the heart fund as a memorial.


Della May LAMPKINS, June 3, 1880, age 1 year, 2 months, 18 days. From Jersey County Democrat, July 8, 1880.


LARABEE. Jerseyville Republican, Jun. 1912: William Larabee died at home near Dow, 7 Jun.; 76 years old. Funeral from Presbyterian church at Newbern, Rev. S. Catt. He was born in Ulster Co., NY and with his parents moved to Ohio and later to Missouri. In 1855 came to Jersey county and settled at Newbern. In 1861, he enlisted and served three years in the union army during the Civil War. In 1867 he married Mary E. Lamb (nee McDow). Later moved to Kansas and then back to Jersey county at Newbern. Lived at Rosedale a few years and then back to Dow. Had one son and one daughter.


LARABEE. Unknown newspaper, 1935: Word has been received here of the death of E. H. Larabee which occurred on 25 May at Weston, West Virginia. He was born near Newbern, Illinois, 19 Dec. 1867, and was the son of William and Mary McDow Larabee. He lived in Jerseyville until a young man and then moved to West Virginia where in 1891 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary? Becker of Maysville, West Virginia who departed this life in 1897 leaving Mr. Larabee with two small children. He returned to Jersey county to the home of his parents where he and the children remained for some time. He later returned to West Virginia where the remainder of his life was spent, and he was laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery at Weston, West Virginia. Mr. Larabee is survived by a devoted daughter, Mrs. Fred L. Pruitt of White Hall; one son, William M. Larabee of Belleville; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Gardner of California, and Mrs. Nora White of Wood River; an aged aunt, Mrs. Media Knight of Dow; and numerous other relatives and friends who will be grieved to know of his departure and have the consolation of being united in that heavenly home and trust the circle May be unbroken, “for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”


LARABEE. Unknown newspaper, 13 Aug. 1911: Mary Ellen, wife of William Larabee, eldest child of John and Marie McDow was born near Dow, Ill. 12 Feb. 1836; died at her home in Dow, aged 75 years. She joined Cumberland Presbyterian church at Newbern, Ill. And later joined M.E. church at Rosedale. Leaves husband, two daughters, one son, thirteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren; three sisters, two brothers. Funeral by Rev. Lackey of Otterville at Cumberland Presbyterian church in Newbern. Burial in Newbern cemetery. She was mother of Mrs. Nora White of Jerseyville.


LARBEY. Alton telegraph, Jan. 1956: Catherine Larbey, wife of George Larbey of Grafton, died at Alton memorial hospital. She was born 9 Oct. 1879 at Grafton, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Pivoda of Fieldon; two sons, Jacob Willman and Leonard Willman of Grafton; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Burger of Alton and Mrs. Ernest Slaten of Grafton; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Michael of Grafton and Miss Anna Pivora of Grafton; two brothers, Clarence Pivoda of Grafton and John Pivoda of address not known; 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; one step daughter, Mrs. Elmer Watson of Grafton,; two step grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death. Funeral from Grafton M.E. church, Rev. Leonard Todd and Rev. Robert Brown of Grafton. Gubser funeral home. Burial in Scenic Hill. Additional obituary, Unknown newspaper, 5 Jan. 1956: Mrs. Catherine Larbey of Grafton died at four forty-five o’clock Wed. morning, 4 Jan. at the memorial hospital in Alton where she had been a patient for 16 days. She had been moved to the hospital after suffering a hip fracture in a fall at her home. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Pivoda, and was born in Grafton 9 Oct. 1879. Her age at the time of death was seventy-six years, three months and twenty-five days. Mrs. Larbey is survived by her husband, George; two sons, Jacob Willman of Wood River and Leonard Willman of Fieldon; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Burger of Alton and Mrs. Ernest Slaten of Grafton; one step-daughter, Mrs. Elmer Watson of Grafton; two Sisters, Mrs Julia Michael and Miss Anna Pivoda of Grafton; two brothers, Clarence and John Pivoda of Grafton; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two step grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death. Friends may call at the Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville from four o’clock Friday afternoon, 6 Jan. until twelve o’clock noon, sat. When the body will be moved to the Methodist church at Grafton. Services will be held at two o’clock with Rev. Leonard Todd of Alton and Rev. Robert Brown of Grafton officiating. Interment will be in Scenic Hill cemetery.


LARBEY. Unknown newspaper: Grafton – Zona Larbey, 83, died at 10:06 am Sat. 12 Apr. 1986 at Jersey Comm. Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born in Rosedale, daughter of the Late Grant and Catherine (Phipps) Powers. Her husband, James Larbey, died in Oct. 1965. Surviving are a daughter, Margie Crane of Alton; and a nephew. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Grafton, where services will be held at 2 pm Wed. with the Rev. Gary Cloud officiating. Burial will be in Hartford cemetery in Grafton. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Minneapolis, Minn.


LARBY. Jerseyville Republican 30 Jan. 1919: James Larby, born at Hazelmore Surrey, near London, England, 19 July 1840; died at home near Grafton 21 Jan. 1919, 78 years old. He came to U.S. when a young man and enlisted as a volunteer in the union army serving in Mississippi squadron, U.S. Navy. He was discharged in Aug. 1863. He joined the Church of England and later Christian church of St. Louis, MO. After locating in Grafton, he joined Masonic Order and Also Eastern Star. He married Louisa Senior 11 Nov. 1867. Four children were born, one son died in infancy. He leaves wife, three sons, James, Albert, Edward Senior, and George Walter; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren.


LARBEY. Unknown newspaper, 1955: “Grandsons are pallbearers at Larbey rites” : Six grandsons, Oran, Orval and Wayne Legate, Carl and Edwin Pittenger and Eugene Slaten, were pallbearers at the funeral of Mrs. Fannie Larbey, well known Grafton resident, held Wed. afternoon at two o’clock at the Grafton Methodist church. Rev. Robert Brown officiated at the final rites and interment was in Scenic Hill cemetery. The death of Mrs. Larbey, widow of Albert J. Larbey, occurred Sunday, 1 Apr. at her home in Grafton. She had been ill the past few weeks. Mrs. Larbey was born in Greene county on 30 Nov. 1875 and her age at the time of death was eighty years, four months and one day. Mrs. Larbey had been a resident of Grafton for seventy-three years. She was a charter member of the Royal Neighbors of America in Grafton and was a member of the Methodist church for sixty-four years. Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Earl Pittenger, Mrs. Earl Legate and Mrs. Edith Nairn of Grafton, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Virginia.


LARBEY. Unknown newspaper, Aug. 1959: “Husband and wife die just 17 days apart”: Edward S. Larbey, a well known aged resident of Grafton, died Monday evening, 31 Aug. at eight-thirty o’clock in Grafton. His death occurred just seventeen days following the death of his wife, Mrs. Emma J. Larbey, on 14 Aug. 1959. The sixty-second wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Larbey occurred last June 23. The body was moved from the Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville to the Larbey home in Grafton where friends called. Rev. Robert Berry, pastor of the Grafton Methodist church, officiated at rites held Wed. afternoon, 2 Sep., at two o’clock at the family home. Interment was in Hartford cemetery. Mr. Larbey was a son of the late James and Louise Senior Larbey, natives of england. He was born 14 Jan. 1874 at Bethalto and his age at the time of death was eight-five years, seven months and seventeen days. He had resided in Grafton for many years and was employed as a maintenance man for the State of Illinois Park Service. He is survived by one son, James E. Larbey of Grafton, one daughter, Mrs. Lora Palmer of Munith, Mich., one granddaughter and five great grandchildren. He was a member of the Modern Woodman and Royal Neighbor of Grafton.


LARBEY. Alton telegraph, unknown date: Mrs. Edward Larbey was entertained by relatives and friends at a party on her 80th birthday. Unknown newspaper, Aug. 1959: “Husband and wife die just 17 days apart”: Edward S. Larbey, a well known aged resident of Grafton, died Monday evening, 31 Aug. at eight-thirty o’clock in Grafton. His death occurred just seventeen days following the death of his wife, Mrs. Emma J. Larbey, on 14 Aug. 1959. The sixty-second wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Larbey occurred last June 23. Surviving are one son, James E. Larbey of Grafton, one daughter, Mrs. Lora Palmer of Munith, Mich., one granddaughter and five great grandchildren.


LARBEY. Unknown newspaper, 1921: Virginia Alice Larbey, aged 7 years, 1 month and 16 days, died Thursday 16 Mar. at 3:15 pm at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Larbey at Grafton. The child, who was at school Monday, was sick only two days. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but services will be held at the Hartford church, Rev. ??rrett of Granite City, officiating.


LARESCHE. Unknown newspaper, 27 Oct. 1882: Mrs. Charlotte Laresche, mother of Paul, died in Alton. She was buried in Jerseyville.


LARKIN. Jerseyville Republican, 24 Aug. 1911: Mrs. Anna Larkin died at her home in Houston, Texas 22 Aug. Her name was Buckley and she formerly lived in Jerseyville.


LARSEN. Unknown newspaper, Sep. 1985: Alice E. (Skinner) Larsen, 78, died at 7:05 am 8 Sep. at Jersey Comm. Hospital after a lengthy illness. Prior to her retirement, she was in the restaurant business in the Chicago area. She was born in Missouri, a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Hoots) Skinner. Her husband preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Marjorie Hobrock of Madison, Tenn., and Jo Ann Verhoog of Evanston; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one sister, Julia Ridenour of Jerseyville. Visitation was at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville where services were conducted with Rev. Simon A. Simon officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. The Lewis and Clark Lung Association has been designated as a memorial.


LARVE. Jerseyville Republican, 3 Feb. 1893: died at his home, Isaiah Larve, 60 years old. Leaves four children: 2 sons and 2 daughters. He was employee of Newbern Pressed Brick Company.


LATHAM. Jersey County Democrat, Jan. 1885: Robert Latham, one of our oldest citizens died last week, nearly 92 years old. Burial from church in Pan Handle, which he built a few years ago. At his own expense he built church on Hawkins Prairie and contributed $2000 towards the one at Roodhouse. Although he was not a church member, he knew the value of churches in a community and was always ready to lend a helping hand to the needy.


LAUBSCHER. Unknown newspaper, 20 Aug. 1970: Herbert Luther Laubscher, 42, of Route 1, Dow suffered fatal injuries in a one-car motor vehicle accident at 12:31 am on 16 Aug. at the south edge of Jerseyville near the C&W Equipment Co. William East of Jerseyville, a passenger with Laubscher, is a patient at Jersey Comm. Hospital. The Dow man, driving a 1969 Ford pickup, was traveling south when he apparently lost control of the vehicle. The truck crossed the highway and turned over a shredder before landing on a disc at the C & W machine lot. According to a police report filed in the office of the city police by officer Russell Crotchett, Laubscher was pinned under the truck which had skidded 341 feet before coming to rest on the disc. Both occupants were thrown from the truck. Mr. Laubscher was pronounced dead on arrival at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Born 29 Sep. 1927 in Seminole, Oklahoma, he was a son of the late Herbert and Rosa Higgenbottom Laubscher. A heavy equipment operator in construction, he was a World War II navy veteran. Mr. Laubscher was a member of the American legion and V.F.W. at North Alton, the A.F. & A.M of Grafton and was a 32nd Degree Mason. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Cornelius Laubscher; one son, Larry of Dow; two daughters, Elaine and Mary Frances of Dow; one brother, Billy Laubscher of Godfrey; and one sister, Mrs. William Schmidt of Puyallup, Washington. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at Jacoby Funeral home where visitation was held after 4 pm Monday. Rev. James Rucker officiated at the service and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park.


LAUBSCHER. Unknown newspaper, 9 Nov. 1967: “H. Laubscher final rites held Monday”: Funeral services for Herbert Luther Laubscher, Sr., 77 year old retired trucker of the Dow area, were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Mr. Laubscher was a member of the Newbern Assembly of God Church and officiating at the services were Rev. Frank Goss, pastor of the Jerseyville Assembly of God Church, and Rev. W. James Turner of the Newbern Church. Burial was in the East Newbern cemetery. Visitation hours were held at the funeral home. The death of Mr. Laubscher occurred unexpectedly in Jerseyville at 3:23 o’clock Friday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Laubscher had come to Jerseyville on business. He was found slumped in his car parked on south state Street by Mrs. Laubscher when she returned to the vehicle after going to the bank and into a local store. Mr. Laubscher was pronounced dead on arrival at the Jersey Comm. Hospital. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Laubscher and was born in Jersey county 14 Aug. 1890. Surviving Mr. Laubscher are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Laubscher of Dow, two sons, Herbert Laubscher, Jr. of Dow and Billy G. Laubscher of the Coast Guard in Cuba; four step sons, Percy Goewey of Cottage Hills, Roy Goeway of Jerseyville, Stephen Goewaey of Chillicothe and Alfred Goewey of Titusville, Florida; four step daughters, Mrs. Jessie Telcamp and Mrs. Estaline Rohour of East Alton, Mrs. Minerva Fessler of Godfrey and Mrs. Mary Lock of Springfield; six grandchildren; 30 step grandchildren; 3 great step grandchildren; and two brothers, George Laubscher of Dow and Marion Laubscher of Brighton.


LAUBSCHER. Unknown newspaper, 25 Sep. 1978: Visitation for Mrs. Jessie Mae Goeway Laubscher, 77, of 309 Wilson, Wood River, will be held after 4 pm Monday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. She died at 5:15 pm 23 Sep. at D’adrian Care Center, Godfrey. Born 19 May 1901 in Otterville, she was the daughter of Stephen and Emogene Vannart Smith. She married Herbert Laubscher 2 Nov. 1949; he died 3 Nov. 1967. Her first husband, Percy Goewey died in March 1943. Her survivors are four sons, Percy Goewey of Cottage Hills, Roy L. Goewey of Jerseyville, Stephen Goewey of Chillicothe, Ill.; Alfred Goewey, Bay City, Tex; one stepson, Billy Laubscher, Alton; four Daughters, Jessie Telkamp of East Alton, Estaline Rohour of Wood River, Minerva Fessler of Dow, and Mary Archer of Springfield; a Stepdaughter, Alene Schmidt of Seattle, Wash.; three sisters, Leesa Spatz of Jerseyville; Edith Calhoun, Lincoln and Violet Crull of Rosedale; 28 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 am 26 Sep. at Jacoby Funeral home with the Rev. William Turner and the Rev. Greg Reed officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey.


LAUBSCHER. Unknown newspaper, 22 May 1971: Marion L. Laubscher, Sr., Road Commissioner and Democratic Precinct Committeeman in Piasa township for several years, died Sat. afternoon at 4:45 o’clock at Barnes hospital in St. Louis. Mr. Laubscher, who had resided in Brighton the past month, had been in declining health for three years. Final rites were held Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock at the Brighton Presbyterian church of which he was a member. Rev. Robert Branin, pastor, officiated and burial was in the Brighton cemetery. Visitation was held at the Warner funeral home in Brighton. Mr. Lauscher, who was born in Dow on 2 Apr. 1898, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Cairns Laubscher to whom he was married 7 Mar. 1923, four sons, Marion, Jr. and Larry of Brighton, Walter of Alton and Harold of Grafton; a brother, George of Godfrey and six grandchildren.


LAUBSCHER. Unknown newspaper, 18 Nov. 1980: Marion G. Laubscher, Jr., 55, of R. 1, Brighton was pronounced dead at 11 pm 15 Nov. at the scene of an accident south of Brighton on Rte. 67 by Jersey County Coroner, Paul Schroeder. Laubscher, alone, was driving south when he was apparently struck in the rear by a car driven by James A. Broyles, 21, of Brighton, forcing the Laubscher vehicle to go across the center line into the path of a car driven by Donald G. Smith, 49, of La Harpe. Smith and his wife who were pinned in their car about 45 minutes were taken to an Alton hospital and the extent of Broyles injuries is unknown. Laubscher retired 31 Oct. as a machinist at Owens Illinois, Godfrey, after 37 years service. Born in Jersey county, he was the son of the late Marion L. and Edna Cairns Laubscher, Sr. Laubscher was a past master of Hibbard Masonic Lodge 249 AF & AM, Member of MW Grand Lodge AF & AM, State of Illinois as Grand Lecturer, Ainad Temple of East St. Louis and Brighton Chapter 1019 Order of Eastern Star. His survivors are his wife, the former Forence Green, whom he married 30 May 1958; three brothers, Walter of Alton, Harold of Grafton and Larry of Brighton, nieces and nephews. Visitation from 4 to 9 pm Monday at Gent funeral home in Alton where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 pm. Services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at Gent chapel with the Rev. Gary Harner, pastor of the North Alton Southern Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. The church has been named as a memorial.


LAUBSCHER. Unknown newspaper, 1954: “Laubscher funeral held Saturday”: Funeral services for Delbert L. Laubscher of Alton, native of Dow who was found dead at his home last week, were held Sat. afternoon, 23 Jan. at the Staten Funeral home in Alton. Laubscher, a veteran of World War I, was an employee of the Brady grocery store in Alton. Since the death of his wife in 1951, his nephew, Marion Laubscher and the latter’s wife, had made their home with him. Wednesday morning when Marion Laubscher returned from his work on the night shift at one of the industries he noticed that his uncle had not a risen. When he went into his room he found him dead in bed, apparently a victim of a heart attack. In 1945 Laubscher had been retired from Shell Oil Company because of a cardiac condition but his condition had improved to where he was able to do lighter work. At the oil refinery he had worked as a pipe fitter and later had advanced to the car repair department. The deceased was born in Dow, 9 Oct. 1891, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Laubscher. His survivors in addition to the…..rest of obituary missing…


LAUBSCHER. Unknown newspaper: Brighton – Ada Forence Laubscher, 78, died Tuesday, 7 Feb. 1989 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. For 40 years she had been a beautician at Alton Mental Health Center, retiring in 1980. She was born in Wayne county, daughter of the late Harvey and Ada (Powless) Green. Her husband, Marion Laubscher, died in 1980. A nephew survives. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Visitation is noon Sat. until time of services at 2 pm at Nales Funeral Home in Fairfield. The Rev. James Rice will officiate. Burial will be in Bestow Cemetery in Geff. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.


LAUCHLEY. Jerseyville Republican Oct. 1911: Helena lauchley, 71 years old, died at county farm. Funeral from Jacoby’s chapel.


LAUCHLEY. Jerseyville Republican, 7 Dec. 1911: Jacoby Lauchley died at Soldier’s Home at Danville. His sister, Mrs. Mary Maupin, left Thursday to attend funeral.


LAUDAN. Unknown newspaper, 30 Mar. 1982: Phyllis Lee Spencer Polchow Laudan, 55, of Chicago Ridge Died 19 March. Services were held in Carlinville followed by graveside rites at Rosedale cemetery. Her survivors include her husband, Raymond C. Laudan; her Mother, Lois Bloome; four sons, Dana, Gary, Herbert L. and Phillip Polchow; three brothers, William Spencer of Phymouth, Ind., Donald R. Spencer of Rosedale and Prentiss Wild of Carlinville. Her first husband, Herbert Polchow preceded her in death. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial.


LAUFKOETTER. Unknown newspaper, 19 May 1981: A funeral mass for Mary Gertrude Laufkoetter, 77, of 300 E. Carpenter St., Jerseyville, a lifetime resident, was celebrated Friday morning at St. Francis Xavier church with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. She died at 2:30 pm 13 May at the home of friends, Jim and Mary Pepper, where she resided since January. She was born 23 Feb. 1904 in Jerseyville, a daughter of Martin and Nora Carroll Laufkoetter. There are no survivors. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery.


LAUFKOETTER. Unknown newspaper, 1954: “Mrs. Laufkoetter, 86, died Sunday morning”: Mrs. Nora Laufkoetter, 86 year old Jerseyville resident, died Sunday morning, 24 Jan. at 9:05 am at Villa Terrace Convalescent Home in Alton where she had been a patient for the past three months. Mrs. Laufkoetter was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Kehoe Carroll, natives of Ireland, and was born in Jerseyville, 11 Aug. 1867. Her age at the time of death was eighty-six years, five months and thirteen days. She was the widow of Martin Laufkoetter. The decedent is survived by one daughter, Mary Gertrude Laufkoetter of Jerseyville and one brother, P. M. Carroll of St. Louis. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. Funeral services were held at St. Francis Xavier church Tuesday morning, 26 Jan. at 9:30 o’clock. Requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father John J. Clancy and interment was in St. Francis Xavier cemetery.


LAUFKOETTER. Jerseyville Republican, Nov. 1924: George Laufkoetter, cigar maker, died at St. Anthony’s in St. Louis 8 Nov. 1924, 68 years old. He was a native of Germany, born 15 Aug. 1856. He came to U.S. when one year old and was in cigar business 49 years. He leaves one brother, Martin; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Wuchersenig and Mrs. Dena L. Morrison. Funeral was from Holy Ghost church with Rev. John Gramke; burial in St. Francis cemetery.


LAUGHLIN. Unknown newspaper: Clarence H. “Mode” laughlin, 81, died 16 Jan. 1986 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born in Bethalto, a son of the late Thomas and Henrietta Laughlin, and was a resident of East Alton and Alton until 1979. He served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps during World War II, and retired after 51 years with the Big Four/New York Central Railroad. Surviving are one sister, Mabel Laughlin of Wood River; one Daughter, Shirley Smith of Sun. City, Ariz; two grandsons; and three great grandchildren. Services were conducted by the D.A.V. at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz.


LAURENT. Unknown newspaper, 26 Feb. 1976: Jerseyville – Miss Pauline Laurent, 81, of 104-A Goodrich, Jerseyville, died at 5:35 pm Wed. at her home. Surviving are nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Clarence (Helen) Updike and Mrs. James (Jeannie) Shortal, both of Jerseyville. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am Sat. at St. Francis Xavier church with Rev. Terrance Shea as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier cemetery. Friends may call after 4 pm Friday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville, where the rosary will be recited at 8 pm Friday. The building fund of the church has been named as a memorial. Additional obituary; Unknown newspaper, 4 Mar. 1976: Funeral mass for Miss Pauline M. Laurent, 81, of Jerseyville was celebrated on 28 Feb. at St. Francis Catholic church with the Rev. R. T. Shea celebrant. Her death occurred at 5:35 pm on 25 Feb. at her home, 104a Goodrich. A retired milliner, she was born on 7 July 1894, in Jerseyville, a daughter of Ludovic and Emma Wagner Laurent. She is survived by nieces and nephews including Mrs. Clarence(helen) Updike and Mrs. James (Jeanne) Shortal of Jerseyville, Miss Mary M. Shephard of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Paul (Elizabeth) Holland of Oregon and sister Catherine Marie Fahey of Aurora.


LAURENT. Unknown newspaper, 1901: Emma W. Laurent, wife of Ludovic Laurent, Circuit Clerk of Jersey county died at her home on Maple Avenue, 46 years old. Funeral from church of the Holy Ghost, Rev. F. A. Marks and Rev. P. Fallon. Nine children are living: three sons and six daughters. Royal Neighbors Camp.


LAURENT. Unknown newspaper, Nov. 1910: “In memoriam”: At a meeting of the Members of the Bar, and the County Officers of Jersey County held at the Office of the County Clerk, 31 Oct. 1910, for the purpose of taking appropriate action upon the death of Ludovic Laurent, Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Recorder of Jersey County, who departed this life at his home in this city, 30 Oct. 1910, Hon. O. B. Hamilton, President of the Bar Association, acted as chairman, and Edward J. Vaughn, acted as Secretary, Pro Tem, Judge Charles White, the secretary, being absent. The chairman stated the object of the meeting, and read a sketch of the life of Mr. Laurent, from the Rev. M. M. Cooper’s History of Jerseyville issued in 1901, as follows, viz: Ludovic Laurent; born in the city of Nancy, France 31 Oct. 1841, came to America, landing in New York, March, 1861 and reached Jerseyville 20 Apr. 1861. Received his early education in the public schools of Nancy, France. Entered the College of La Malgrange, near Nancy at the age of 15 years and remained there pursuing his studies for about two years. Leaving college, he entered a wholesale dry goods house at Nancy and remained with the house until he departed to America. Mr. Laurent clerked in the dry goods store of Fred Bertman, and in the grocery store of John E. Van Pelt, until in 1865, he began to assist M.E. Bagley, who was then Circuit Clerk. He continued to assist in times when Mr. Bagley was overworked, until in 1875 when he accepted the position as bookkeeper in the banking house of Cross, Carlin & Co.; afterwards, the First National Bank. Here he remained until 7 Dec. 1880 when he became Deputy Circuit Clerk under J. I. McGready who had just been elected to that office. Here he remained for 12 years until the fall of 1892 when he was elected to that office, and is the present incumbent. His deputy is his oldest son, Fred J., who has been with his father from the first of his election in 1892 to the present, 1901. He was married to Miss Emma Wagner in Jerseyville, Ill. 13 Oct. 1874. The fruits of this union are twelve children, nine of whom survive: Fred J., Rosalie, Julia M., Emma, Charles, Nellie E., Anna, Ludwig F. and Pauline. On motion of M.E. Bagley, it was ordered that the sketch read by the chairman be copied into the records of this meeting.


LAUX. Unknown newspaper, unknown date: Mrs. Anthony Laux of Sterling, Okla, formerly of Jerseyville died, 69 years old. Leaves husband; three daughters, Mrs. Frank Habing of Jerseyville, Mrs. Herman Oertel of Paradise, and Miss Mary Laux of Sterling, Okla.; three sons, Matthew of Wesley, IA, Frank of Texas, and John of Sterling, Okla.


LAW. Unknown newspaper, Nov. 1986: Former Jerseyville resident, Thelma Wedding Law, 77, died 6 Nov. in Florida. She was born 21 Nov. 1907 to the late Dr. Lester and Minnie (Russell) Wedding. She attended high school in Jerseyville and then moved away 50 years ago. Survivors include son Kris Gimmy of Aiken, S.C.; daughter Bonnie Merritt of Miami Springs, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Visitation was 14 Nov. at Jacoby ….rest of obituary missing…..


LAWDER. Unknown newspaper, 18 May 1968: ” Mrs. Lawder, school nurse, dies in fire”: Mrs. Helen Lawder, a school nurse in Community Unit School Dist. No. 100 for eight years, died Sunday afternoon in a fire in her apartment in the Hormell Apartments, 300 North Jefferson. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Jersey Comm. Hospital at 5:25 pm. Coroner Rodney C. Jacoby said the apparent cause of death was inhalation of smoke and burns. Persons looking at a wrecked automobile on the Ford Motor Company lot near the apartment building saw smoke issuing from an air conditioner in the building and went to the apartment to notify the occupant of the fire. Mrs. Lettie Berry, a neighbor of Mrs. Lawder, came out of her apartment and was informed by the man about the fire. Mrs. Berry called Mrs. Lawder’s daughter, Mrs. Robert Cousins, whose husband came to the scene. The city police were also notified and patrolman Howard Sandberg reported that when he arrived Ray Hartle, a passerby, reported that he thought the apartment door was locked. The men went to the balcony and attempted to enter the door but the dense smoke drove them back. The Jerseyville fire department was called and firemen extinguished the blaze. Fire chief Charles Updike found Mrs. Lawder on the bed and she was moved by Jacoby ambulance to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Cause of the fire was not determined. Final rites for the Jerseyville nurse, widow of Dr. Homer L. Lawder, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the first united Presbyterian church, Rev. Carlton Christenson, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated and interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery near Chester. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. Mrs. Lawder, the former Helen Margaret McIntosh, was a daughter of Mrs. Ollie Melton McIntosh Goode and the late James A. McIntosh and was born at Springfield, MO. Her age at death was fifty-six years, seven months and twenty days. Surviving Mrs. Lawder are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph A. Miller of Champaign and Mrs. Robert Cousins of this city, a member of the Jerseyville East Elementary school faculty; her mother, Mrs. Ollie Goode of Springfield, Mo., one brother, W. R. McIntosh of Liberty, Mo., and four grandchildren. The death of Dr. Lawder, former Jerseyville physician, occurred in 1957. Mrs. Lawder returned to Jerseyville in 1960 when she accepted a position with the school unit.


LAWDER. Jerseyville, IL newspaper, Thursday 18 Apr. 1957: “Dr. Lawder died Friday in urbana”: Dr. Homer Lee Lawder, University of Illinois Professor of Hygiene and Medical Adviser in the University Health Service, died Friday afternoon, 12 April at the Carle Memorial Hospital in Champaign where he had been a patient since suffering a heart attack on March 15. (picture of deceased appears in obituary) Dr. Lawder is well known in Jerseyville where he was engaged in the practice of medicine from 1936 until 1942 when he enlisted in the United States Navy for service in World War II. Funeral services were held at ten o’clock Monday morning in the Renner Funeral Home in Urbana with the Rev. Malcolm Nygren, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of that city officiating. Later the body was taken to Ebenezer and graveside services were held Tuesday morning at the Ebenezer cemetery. The affiliation of Dr. Lawder with the health service of the University began in 1946 when he became Health Director at the Galesburg University of Illinois branch. He continued in that capacity until the fall of 1949 when he went to the Champaign-Urbana campus to assume the post of Acting Director during the illness of Dr. H. Howard Beard. In march, 1950, he was named Acting Head and served until the fall of 1952 when he was appointed Medical Director of the University Retirement System. Dr. Lawder in 1953 was appointed Division 9-16, Naval Reserve Unit headquartered at 37 1/2 Main. More recently he was attached to Naval Reserve Research Company 9-2, Non-pay Reserve Unit headquartered on the U of I campus. The medical officer was on leave of absence from the university for naval duty from Sep. 1954 through Sep. 1956. A Captain in the navy, he was officer in charge of the medical section of the Naval Recruitment Station and Office of Naval Officer Procurement, 844 N. Russ, Chicago. He was released to inactive duty last fall. The decedent was born 25 Jan. 1901 at Rockwood, Ill., the son of the Late Ulysses S. Grant and Cynthia Ann Shane Lawder. His marriage to Helen McIntosh took place on 30 Dec. 1933. Surviving him are his wife; two daughters, Margaret Lee, a sophomore student at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and Mrs. Joseph A. (Patricia) Miller, 1005 S. Sixth, Champaign, a senior student at the University, and two Brothers, Cecil L. Lawder of Sparta and Harold R. Lawder of Chester. His parents and a twin brother, Herbert, preceded him in death. Dr. Lawder received his high school education in Sparta and he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in 1927. Before receiving his degree of medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, in 1933, he taught grade school in Chester and Ebenezer and high school in West Frankfort. His internship was served at city hospital in St. Louis and the physician practiced his profession a short time in Chester before coming to Jerseyville. While residing here Dr. Lawder took an active part in the work of the Jersey County Chapter of the American Red Cross as a teacher of first aid and he was the first chairman of the blood bank program in the county. He also was interested in educational work and served as president of the Board of Education for the former Jersey township high school. In November 1942, Dr. Lawder reported for naval service and served until Oct. 1946 when he was released with the rank of Commander. Dr. Lawder was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the Champaign Moose Lodge. His professional affiliations included memberships in the Illinois Medical Society, the Champaign County Medical Society, Omega Beta Pi, Honorary Professional Premedic Fraternity and Phi Beta Pi, Medical Fraternity.


LAWLER. Jerseyville Republican, 17 Nov. 1921: Rosilla, wife of William Lawler, died at her home. She was the only daughter of John and Mary Capel Davis, born in Richwoods township, Jersey county on 24 Sep. 1857. In 1876 she married Tilman G. Clifton who died 22 Apr. 1881. Two children were born Amanda Clifton Hoffman who passed beyond on 9 Oct. 1921 and Leslie T. Clifton who survives his mother. On 18 Feb. 1883, Rosilla Davis Clifton and William Lawler were married. Four children were born: Clara E., Raymond, Earl and Alta Lawler Coombes. Earl died in infancy. She leaves two grandchildren: James L. and Ross M. Coombes. She was 64 years old; lived southwest of Fieldon, Ill. Funeral from Cumberland Presbyterian church at Fieldon, Rev. John S. Wilson. Burial in Fieldon cemetery.


LAWLER. Unknown newspaper, 19 Jun. 1984: A funeral mass for William Thomas Lawler, 78, 204 Goodrich, Jerseyville, was celebrated Friday morning at St. Francis Xavier church with father Patrick Morrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. He was found dead at his residence at 7:15 am June 13. Born 9 Feb. 1906 in Equality, he was a son of the late Ralph and Elizabeth Fowler Lawler and was a retired steel worker from General Steel Industries in Granite City. Lawler was a member of St. Francis Catholic church and Knights of Columbus, third degree. He is survived by his wife, the former Caterine M. Wargel; three sons, Jerry of Webster Grove, Mo., Alfred of Nashville, Tenn. and William Jr., Sikeston, Mo.; a sister, Mary Hamilton of Wood River; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The rosary was recited Thursday evening at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. The St. Francis organ fund has been named as a memorial.


LAWRENCE. Unknown newspaper, 1907: John H. Lawrence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lawrence, born near Bethalto, IL 29 Dec. 1871. Came to Fidelity with parents when 8 years old. On 23 Feb. 1898 he married Miss Mary Leverett of Bunker Hill, IL; five children were born, four boys and one girl, three of whom survive: Lillie B., Charles and Floyd. In 1902 he moved to Alton and worked at Union Cap and Chemical Co., for five years. At start of 1907 he began work for Ed. Mack of Alton, a contractor where he continued until his death which occurred 29 April. While crossing the track of the C & A railway he was struck and killed. Remains were brought to Fidelity and funeral was from Baptist church, Rev. Wm. Gaither. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. He leaves wife, three children, father, two sisters. His mother and a sister were buried the same day 5 years ago.


LAWRENCE. Unknown newspaper, 1911: S. H. Bowman, H. W. Pogue and Harry Shafer attended the funeral of Mrs. Natalie M. Lawrence at Grafton on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Lawrence was the daughter of E. Meysenburg of that city.


LAWRENCE. Unknown newspaper, 23 Feb. 1987: Bunker Hill – James N. Lawrence, 77, died at 10:19 am Sunday 22 Feb. 1987 at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton, after an extended illness. Lawrence was a hod carrier and bricklayer before he retired in 1965. He was born in Fidelity, a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Flack) Lawrence. His wife, the former Esther Glassmeyer, died in 1976. Survivors include two daughters, Eileen Tick of Gillespie and Sandy Lawrence of Bunker Hill; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three brothers, Virgil Lawrence of Alton, Ben Lawrence of Bethalto and Lee Lawrence of Florida; and three sisters, Ethel Bridges of Arizona, Louise Brown of Florida and Mary Neeley of Carlinville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Tuesday at smith funeral home in Bethalto, where services will be held at 1pm Wednesday with the Rev. Jeff Hicks officiating. Burial will be at liberty Prairie cemetery in Jersey county. The American Heart Association has been named as a memorial.


LAWRENCE. Unknown newspaper, 28 Mar. 1968: “L. Lawrence funeral held in Bethalto”: Funeral services were held in Bethalto at the Smith funeral home Wednesday morning for Leigh Roy Lawrence, 87, a native of Jersey county. Rev. Melvin Stanton of Jamesport, Mo., officiated and burial was in Bethalto city cemetery. Mr. Lawrence, 87, retired employee of Olin Industries, died Monday at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James N. Lawrence, he was born in Jersey county on 23 Oct. 1880. His survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Angeline Lawrence and Mrs. Martha Norman of Cottage Hills, two sons, Leigh Ray of Alton and Paul of St. Louis, 19 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. His wife, the former Lucy Roady, whom he married at Fidelity in 1907, and a daughter, Mrs. Marie Hazzard, preceded him in death.


LAWRENCE. Unknown newspaper, 3 Oct. 1968: (Pictured of deceased appears in obituary) Albert Lafe Lawrence, 23 year old Jerseyville man, died shortly after five o’clock Friday morning of injuries sustained an hour earlier in a one car accident on route 67 in north St. Louis county. His death occurred at St. Louis county hospital in Clayton where he was moved after his 1967 MG Midget veered into a traffic signal at Dunn road as he was enroute home from his work at McDonnell aircraft where he had been employed as a mechanic for about five years. St. Louis county authorities are continuing investigation into the accident as the young father’s wallet and McDonnell identification card are missing. The Jerseyville man had received his paycheck that night. Mr. Lawrence was born in Jerseyville on 1 Mar. 1945 and attended the local schools. He was graduated from Lockport high school and attended junior college in Joliet before accepting employment at McDonnell. His age at death was 23 years, 6 months, and 26 days. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shirley Ranken Lawrence, and two Daughters, Heather, 2 1/2, and Daphne, 2 months, who reside at the family home, 514 West Mulberry Street, this city; his father, Orville Lawrence of Muskogee, Okla; his mother, Mrs. Theresa Lindstrom of Lockport; a brother, Ronald Lawrence of Joliet; half sister, Mrs. Alberta Tucker of Kane; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Albert Langley of Greenfield; and his step Father, Russell Lindstrom of Lockport. Funeral services for Mr. Lawrence were held Sunday afternoon, 29 sep, at 1:30 o’clock at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with Rev. Carlton G. Christenson, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city, and Rev. Richard Jarvis of Canton, uncle of Mrs. Lawrence, officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation hours were held at the funeral home.


LAWSON. Jersey County Democrat, 21 April 1887: Pleasant Cove – Mrs. Robert Lawson died last week after seven years sickness. She leaves husband and one daughter.


LAWSON. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Andrew Lawson, 76, died at 12:05 pm Sat. 18 Jun. 1988, at his residence. Lawson was an adjuster at Olin Corp. in East Alton before his retirement in 1975. He was born in Scott county, son of the late Harry and Alice (Sutor) Lawson. On 17 Nov. 1934 he married the former Margaret J. Sipes in Scott county. She died 7 Oct. 1982. Surviving are three daughters, Lucille Newingham, Jeanette Boston and Judy Reese, all of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a brother, James Lawson of Jacksonville; and three sisters, Mary Preston of Jacksonville, Sadie Evans of Bethalto and Stella Daniel of White Hall. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and George Lawson; and a sister, Melissa Lawson. Visitation will be 5-9 pm today with services at 1:30 pm Monday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial will be in the Manchester, Ill. Cemetery.


LAWSON. Unknown newspaper, 24 Mar. 1975: Jerseyville – Mrs. Alma Emily Lawson of Rte. 2, Jerseyville, died at 4:25 pm Sunday at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton. Surviving are six sons, Robert W. of Palmyra, Charles J. of St. Ann, MO, James E. of Jerseyville, George L. of Forestville, Mo.; Harvey M. of Godfrey and John N. of Jerseyville; five daughters, Mrs. Helen Ogle of Maplewood, Mo.,; Mrs. Lois Hendrickson of White Hall; Mrs. Anna Epps of Jerseyville; Mrs. Linda Edwards of Libby, Mont; and Mrs. Hazel Huff of Shipman; 36 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two brothers, Lee Riley of Peroia and Milton O. Riley of Aliceville, Ala.; and a sister, Mrs. Isabelle Raper of Jacksonville. Friends may call after 3 pm Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 1:30 pm Wed. with the Rev. Kenneth Workman officiating. Burial will be in Fernwood cemetery, Roodhouse. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial.


LAWSON. Unknown newspaper, 4 May 1988: Bernard W. Lawson, 66 of Godfrey died 25 Apr. 1988 at St. Joseph’s hospital in Alton. He was born 30 Sep. 1921 in Roodhouse to the late Augusta Lawson and Clara Bell Kube. He married Rose Herring on 24 Aug. 1950 in Pocahontas, Ark. He worked at the Alton Box Board for 38 years in the shipping department and retired in 1979. He was a WWII army veteran. He was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include his wife, Rose, of Godfrey; daughters, Patricia Kallal of Godfrey, Andrea Keene of Jerseyville and Stacy and Tammy Lawson, both at home; sisters, Hazel Fiest of Three Rivers, Mich.; and Velma Herring of Gillespie; brothers, Adrian Lawson of Wilmington, NC; and William Gussie Lawson of Manchester; and five grandchildren. Visitation was 27 April at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. The funeral was 28 Apr. there with the Rev. Frank Goss officiating. Burial was in East Newbern cemetery in Dow. A memorial has been established to the heart association.


LAWSON. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Richard D. Lawson, 29, died at 11:0? am Monday 14 Aug. 1989 at home after a brief illness. Lawson had been a bartender at Adams Mark Hotel in St. Louis and Palace Hotel in Orlando, Fla. He was born in Jerseyville, the son of James Lawson and Esta (Rodgers) Hunter, both of Jerseyville. In addition to his parents, surviving are a sister, Patricia Santiago of Orlando; four brothers, Mike Lawson of Washington, D.C.; Tom and Jeff Lawson, Both of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and Steve Hunter of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; his stepfather, William Hunter of Jerseyville; and grandparents, Leslie and Hazel Rodgers of Jerseyville. Services were conducted today at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Doyle Hatfield officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to Richard Lawson Foundation in care of the funeral home.


LAWSON. Democrat News, 19 Oct. 1982: Margaret J. Lawson, 70, 204 Hollow Avenue died at 10:15 am 7 Oct. at St. Mary’s Health Center, Clayton, MO. She was born 26 Nov. 1911 in Roodhouse, the daughter of the late Herman E. and Fanny Whitaker Sipes. Survivors include her husband, Andrew Lawson, Jerseyville; three daughters, Lucille Newingham, Jeanette Boston and Judy Reese, all of Jerseyville; two brothers, Elmer Sipes of Patterson and George Sipes of Springfield; one sister, Martha Cooper of White Hall, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville on 10 oct, Rev. Ron Woodrum officiating. Burial was in Manchester. The American Cancer Society has been designated as a memorial.


Sylvester LAYON died last Friday and was buried Saturday forenoon. Funeral services were held at the Church of the holy Ghost, Rev. Father Marks officiating. Jersey County Democrat, August 15, 1889.

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