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BRACY, James A., born 03-06-1867, Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois, died 25-05-1950, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. James A. Bracy, 82 yrs, 11 mo, 22 days, a retired employee of the Jerseyville branch of the International Shoe County. He had been making his home with his nephew, Raymond Bracy in Quincy for the past 8 years, died May 25. Mr Bracy was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. James Bracy and was born in Pittsfield June 3, 1867. His wife, Ada Bracy, preceded him in death. His survivors are nieces and nephews. The body was brought to Jerseyville, to Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were there May 28, Rev. Mason Smith of Kane officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BRADEN, Virginia Louise (Shaw), died 09-1968. Virginia Louise (Shaw) Braden, a caseworker in the Jersey County office of the Ilinois Dept of Public Aid. She died at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where she had been a patient for 4 days. Mrs Braden had been engaged in public aid work in the county since Sept. 1, 1948, and despite and extended period of ill health, she had continued this work until last week. Following her graduation from Jerseyville Township high school, Mrs. Braden attended Western Illinois State Teachers College and taught in the rural schools of Jersey County for 2 years before affiliating with public aid work. She was a member of the Illinois Welfare Association, and was a past President of the Jerseyville Business and Professional Woman’s club. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at United Methodist Church, Rev W. -incomplete


BRADFISCH, Ethal R. (Simpson), born 10-04-1902, died 02-02-1985, buried Cemetery Scenic Hill cemetery. Ethal R. Bradfisch, 82, of Grafton died Feb. 2, at St. Anthony hospital in Alton. She was born Apr. 10, 1902 in Illinois to the late Alvin & Nancy (Simmons) Simpson. She was a 71 year member of Grafton United Methodist church, was past President of Grafton Woman’s Club, past Worthy Matron of the Grafton Eastern Star and a Member of the Royal Neighbors. Her husband, John E. Bradfisch whom she married on Sept. 16, 1926, and died Jan. 31, 1984. Her survivors are 2 sons, Donald of Wood River and John of Grafton; 1 daughter, Alice Nairn of Grafton; 2 brothers, Alvin Simpson, Santa Anna, CA, and Charles Simpson, Sun City, CA; 1 sister, Alma E Ferguson of Escondido, CA; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Grafton United Methodist church.


BRADFISCH, Henry, born Grafton, Jersey County, Illinois, died 02-11-1935. Henry Bradfisch, 74, a native of Grafton died Nov.2, in Los Angeles, CA. Born in Grafton, Mr. Bradfisch had spent the greater part of his life and for many years had been employed by Eagle Packet company. As a carpenter. He left the area about 12 years ago. He had been in ailing health for 4 mo. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Bradfisch; 4 sons, Ross of Los Angeles, Ray of San Francisco, Lynn of Long Beach, CA and Earl of Medford, OR; 2 daughter, Mrs. William La Marsh of Alton and Mrs. Ben Swinney of San Diego, CA; and 1 sister, Mrs. Louise Steinman of Piasa Chautarqua, and 1 brother, John Bradfisch of Paduca, KY.


BRADFISCH, John Eugene, born 09-02-1902, Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois, died 31-01-1984, buried Cemetery Scenic Hill cemetery. John Eugene Bradfisch, 81, of Grafton, died Jan. 31 at his home, after a long illness. Sevices were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Grafton by Rev. John Vidakovich with burial in Scenic Hill cemetery. He was born Feb. 9, 1902 in Metropolis, son of the late John & Maude (Slaten) Bradfisch and was a yard foreman at American Cyanamid company, formerly Illinois Powd company in Grafton. Bradfisch had served on the Quarry township board, sexton at Scenic Hill cemetery, and was a 14 year member of Grafton Methodist Church where he served as trustee and treasurer. He was also a city employee, maintenance and alderman, and retired in 1980 from the school board. His survivors are his wife, Ethal Ruth (Simpson) whom he married Sept. 16, 1926 in East St. Louis; 2 sons, Donald of Wood River and John of Grafton; 1 daughter, Alice Nairn of Grafton; 1 Sister, Lillian Lackey, Hannibal, MO; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister. Memorials may be given to Jersey County Health Department.


BRADISH, Lucy L. born 1807, Rutland, Vermont, died 04-1884. Lucy L. Bradish, born in 1807, died recently. She was born in Rutland, VT. She married Joshua Bradish. They moved to NY, then to Alton, in 1845. Her husband died in 1851. She moved to St. Louis with her daughter. She leaves 3 sons, one being N P Bradish who lives in Jerseyville; and 2 dau. “After living a life of usfulness, she was as a ripe fruit, fit for the harvest.”


BRADLEY, Emma Louise (Nairn), born Calhoun County, Illinois, died 1984, buried Meyer cemetery. Emma Louise Bradley, 59, died at Springfield Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in Calhoun county, daughter of the late John & Minnie (Dinkler) Nairn. She married Sidney Bradley who preceded her in death in 1955. Survivors include 4 sisters, Maxine Taulman of Hardin, Virginia Thibodaux of AZ, Doris Whitlock and Berneda Usery, both of Grafton; and 2 brothers, Charles Nairn of Shipman and Gerald Nairn of Grafton. Visitation was held at Hands funeral home in Brusssels. Services were conducted there with Rev. Joseh Simburger officiating. Burial was in Meyer Cemetery, in South Calhoun county. Memorials may be given to Dialysis Center in Springfield, IL.


BRADSHAW, Emily (Baird), born 21-09-1861, Jersey County, Illinois, died 29-02-1952, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Emily Bradshaw, 90, a retired practical nurse, died Feb. 29, at Watson Nursing home from infirmities of age. She had been in failing health for some time and had been a patient at Watson’s since Apr, 1950. The decedent was a daughter of the late Abram & Mary (Pope) Baird and was born in Jersey County on Sept. 21, 1861. Her parents were pioneer settlers in the vicinity east of Jerseyville. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. O A Rumans of Versailles, MO, 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Visitation and services were held at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Laverne S Poole, pastor of First Baptist church, officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BRADSHAW, Mary K. (Fink), died 1931.Mary K Bradshaw, 80, wife of Thomas L. Bradshaw, died 1931. She was the daughter of John J. Fink from Alabama. Surviving are 2 sons, Ray and Curtis; and 1 brother, John N. Fink.


BRADY, Terence T., born Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Illinois, died 1943. Lt Chaplin Terence T Brady, former assistant pastor of St. Francis church in Jerseyville, was killed in action somewhere in the Solomon Islands. Word was received here by Father John J. clancy, pastor of St. Francis church. The young priest was a native of Mt Sterling and was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. James Brady. He is survived by 1 brother, Harold Brady, who resides in Chicago.


BRADY, William, born 23-09-1898, Pearl, Pike County, Illinois, died 1978, buried Kane cemetery. William “Mick” Brady, 80, of Jerseyville, a retired railroad agent from GM&O railroad at Kane and a barber, died recently. He was born Sept 23, 1898 a son of William H. & Lettie (Greathouse) Brady. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Max Borah officiated and burial was in Kane cemetery. Brady was a member of Kane Methodist Church, past Worshipful Master of Kane Masonic Lodge, past Worthy Patron of Kane Eastern Star and past Commander of Belvidere Commander of Alton. Survivors are his wife, Edith (Guyer) Brady, whom he marrid Nov.28, 1929 in Ness City, KS; 1 son, William J. Brady of Hamburg, 1 daughter, Jessie Klopfenstein, Jerseyville; 7 grandchilddren and 4 great grandchildren. His parents, 1 son, 2 brother and 2 sister, preceded him in death. The Bradys had lived in Jerseyville for 6 yrs, moving here from Kane.


BRAINERD, Blanche Ellen (Greenwalt), born 1923, Plainview, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 22-02-1990. Blanche Ellen Brainerd, 67, died Feb. 22, 1990, at Barnes hospital, St. Louis, MO. She retired in 1985 as manager of Brainerd’s Village Inn in Grafton. Born in Plainview, she was the daughter of the late John & Mina (Armstrong) Greenwalt. She married Charles “Chuck” Brainerd on March 11, 1939, in St. Charles, MO. Surviving are her husband; 1 daughter, Linda Milton of St. Louis; 7 sons, Ronnie Brainerd of Delhi, David Brainerd, Jerseyville, Michael Brainerd of St. Louis, Chuck Brainerd, Dow, Allan Brainerd, Woodson, and Jeff and Troy Brainerd, both of Grafton; 18 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 1 brother, David Lee Greenwalt of OR. 1 son, Richard Brainerd, preceded heEr in death. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home in Jerseyville, Rev. James Baker officiating. Memorials may be given to Grafton Volunteer Emergency Corps.


BRAINERD, Charles, born 1840, died 04-1918, buried IOOF cemetery. Charles Brainerd, 78, one of Grafton’s best known citizens, died at his home in Grafton. He leaves his wife and 4 children; 3 sons, George Brainerd, Harold Brainerd of Grafton, and Carl of MO, 1 daughter, Mrs William Ripley of Grafton and 1 step daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Slaten-Jenner of St. Louis. Mr Brainerd was one of the largest stockholders in the Grafton Quarry and had been retired a number of years. Funeral was from the home, Rev. Rhein officiating with burial in IOOF cemetery at Grafton.


BRAINERD, Nora (Morgan), born 29-06-1888, died 02-1966, buried Valhalla cemetery. Nora Brainerd, 77, widow of George C. Brainerd, died at Garnet Nursing Home. She was a former resident of Grafton and was born June 1, 29, 1888, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Anderson Morgan. She leaves 2 daughters, Mrs Earl Armstrong and Mrs. Eugene Thompson, 1 son, Charles, of Grafton; 2 brothers, James of East Peoria and Frank of Bell Barden, CA; 2 sister, Mrs Minnie Hurst and Mrs. Dorothy Martin of Peoria; 24 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Services were from Jacoby brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Donald Riley of Grafton officiated. Burial was in Valhalla Park.


BRAINERD, Suba, born 1839, died 1921. Mrs. Suba Brainerd, 82, died in St. Louis. Those from Grafton who attended the funeral were Mr. & Mrs. George B, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Rippley and Harold Brainerd.


BRAITWEISER. Delhi. A very bad accident occurred on Friday afternon of last week, about one and one-half miles south of this place, at the house of Mr. Peter BRAITWEISER. A little son of Mr. B., aged about one and a half years, whom the mother had left in charge of an older one while she was busy about her household duties, wandered off back of the house and fell into a pond. The child was missed in a very few minutes, and on search being made the mother saw its little foot sticking up out of the water. She immediately rushed in and drew it out, but although it made an effort or two to breathe after taking it out, all attempts to resusciate it were in vain. The parents have the sympathy of the whole community.


BRAKEVILLE, Merwin Eldon, born 23-12-1919, Eldred, Greene County, Illinois, died 18-05-1959, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Merwin Eldon Brakeville, 39 yrs, 4 mo, 25 days, a resident of Jerseyville, died May 18, 1959 at Barnes hospital in St. Louis where he had been a medical patient for the past week. Mr Brakeville, a welder at Laclede Steel, suffered from a heart malady and had not been able to work since the middle of January. He had been hospitalized at Jersey Community hospital prior to his removal to Barnes. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev J. Dan Moore officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr Brakeville was born in Eldred, Dec. 23, 1919, a son of Leonard & Magdalene (Murphy) Brakeville. He was a WWII veteran. Surviving aare his wife, Helen (Ringhausen) Brakeville; 4 Sons, Dallas, William, Ronald and Gregory, and 1 daughter, Sandra all of whom reside at home; his father and step mother, Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Brakeville of Cottage Hills; his mother, Mrs. Arthur Grantham and his step father, Mr. Grantham of Carrollton; 1 brother, Walter Brakeville of Godfrey, 1 half sister, Mrs Raymond Ezell of Godfrey and 1 step brother, Edward Meisenheimer of Cottage Hills.


BRAKEVILLE, Walter, born 28-07-1913, Greene County, Illinois, died 05-1972, buried St. Francis cemetery. Walter Brakeville of Jerseyville, died Thursday at the home in Alton where he had been staying while employed there. His death was unexpected. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Francis church by Rev R T Shea. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Though incapacitated since suffering a stroke several years ago, Mr. Brakeville had for the past few months been working with specialized services in Alton. Mr Brakeville was born in Greene County, July 28, 1913, a son kom Mrs. Magdalenen M. Grantham of Carrollton and the late Leonard Brakeville. Before becoming ill, Mr. Brakeville had worked as an assembler in the automotive industry. Surviving are his wife Edna F Brakeville; 3 sons, Dr Robert L. Brakeville and John D. Brakeville of Alton, and Lawrence J. Brakeville of Jerseyville; 2 daughter, Mrs. George (Mary Frances) Cuvar of Glen Carbon and Margie A Kincaid of Alton, 1 half brother, Leonard Brakeville Jr., of Portland, OR; his mother and 10 grandchildren.


BRAMLETT, William, born 1820, died 16-08-1852, buried Armstrong cemetery? William Bramlett, 32, died at his home in Fieldon, Aug. 16, 1852. A committee of Jerseyville division, No 16, S of T, under the care of Bro C. H. Knapp, met at Fieldon. They with a large number of the inhabitatants of that village and its vicinity, conveyed the remains of Mr. Bramlett to the graveyard near the residence of Maurice Armstrong. Here the auditory were addressed in in an instructive, truthful, and impressive maner, by Rev. Justus Bulkley, from the words, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, ” after which dust was countymmitted to dust. The company was then invited to assist in the burial of the body of a son of Mr. Armstrong, which had just arrived upon the grounds, attended by the relatives and friends of the family.


BRAMLETTE, Sarah, born 07-03-1802, died 29-11-1888. Sarah Bramlett, 86, died Nov. 29, at the home of John H. belt. Rev T. P. Otter minister. Born March 7, 1802 in Georgia, she moved to Tennessee, then to Kentucky and from there to Wayne County, IL. She married Elkaner Bramlett Sept. 12, 1818. They were parents of 8 children: William R., Elizabeth C., Harriette G., Matilda A., Maria I (died at age 9), James W., and Helen M. Her husband died May 12, 1840. Surviving are 2 daughters, Matilda A. and Helen M. Belt; 40 grandchildren, and 42 g-grandchildren. The last 12 years of her life she had been totally blind. Services at Belt home, Rev. J. N. Belt.


BRAMWELL, Charles L., died 15-01-1917. Charles L. Bramwell, a former resident of Jerseyville and for several years manager of Pulloch Lumber company, died Jan. 15, at the home of his sister, Mrs. A. L. Chapman of Carlock with whom he made his home. He hHad lived in Topeka, KS, Whichita and Medicine Lodge, KS, having been mayor of the latter place.


BRANDT, Anna C., died 29-05-1909. Mrs. Anna C. Brandt, 74, died at her home in Jerseyville, May 29. Funeral from German Evangelical church with Rev. Mueller officiating.


BRANDT, Henry A., born 06-12-1834, Herford, Prussia, died 02-08-1891. Henry A. Brandt, 56, died Aug. 2, 2891, in Jerseyville. He was born in Herford, Prussia, Dec. 6, 1834. He came to Jerseyville from St. Louis in 1861 and started a cigar factory, which he carried on until his death. He leaves his widow and 3 children, Mrs. Fritz Hund, Annie and Henry Jr. He was a member of german Lutheran church and had been one of the original founders of that congregation. With his death another old land mark of early days passes away. Pallbearers: John Mode, Emil Diemunsc, Henry Feyerabend, Conrad Borger, Henry F Bayer and a Schiele.


BRANGENBERG, Denise Elaine, born 28-08-1964, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 07-02-1981, buried Grimes cemetery. Denise Elaine Brangenberg, 16, daughter of Dale & Janet (Kessler) Brangenberg, of RR Jerseyville, was pronounced dead on arrival at the scene of the area’s 2nd fatal accident in 2 weeks. She was killed instantly when she lost control of her father’s truck, just a short distance from her home, Feb. 7. She was enroute home after leaving a friends home a short time earlier. According to the accident report the truck was traveling east on west county road in English Township when the unit apparently went out of control, veered off the north shoulder and flipped over on its top. The truck then skidded on its top for approximately 20 ft before coming to rest in the middle of the road. The vehicle was found by a passerby early the following morning. Denise was born Aug. 28, 1964 in Alton, and was a junior at Jersey Community high school. She is survived by her parents, 1 brother, Craig, at home; her maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. William Kessler of Summerland Key, FL; and her paternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Paul Brangenberg of Kampsville. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Fieldon United Church of Christ with Rev. Robert Broeder officiating. Burial was in Grimes cemetery. Memorials may be given to Fieldon United Church of Christ.


BRANHAM, Mary Elizabeth, born 1865, died 19-08-1972, buried Upper Alton cemetery. Note: Mary Elizabeth Branham, 107, grandmother of Miss Cuma Lee Frost, of Jerseyville, died at Yinger nursing home where she had resided for the past 20 years. She was Alton’s oldest resident. Graveside services were held at Upper Alton cemetery. In addition to her granddaughter in Jerseyville, she is survived by 9 other grandchilddren including Dr Dona Frost, formerly of Jerseyville, 12 great grandchildren and 6 g-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and her 3 children, one of whom was Mrs. Curtis (Gertrude) Frost of Jerseyville who died last year at the age of 84.


BRANHAM, Richard E., born 23-10-1954, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 30-03-1976, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Richard Eugene Branham, Cpl, US Marine Corps, was killed in a motorcycle accident March 30, in Long Beach, CA. Cpl Branham had served in the marines for 2 & a half years and was based at the Marine Barracks at Long Beach. He was born Oct. 23, 1954 in Jerseyville. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev A. A. Ledebuhr officiated with interment in Oak Grove cemetery. Military rites were conducted at graveside. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Esther (Russell) Branham of RR Jerseyville, father, John Branham of Alton; 3 brothers, John Arthur, Kenneth Dale and Michael Ray Branham, at home; 1 sister, Crystal Renee Branham at home and 1 half sister, Janice Ann Nelson of TX.


BRANNAN, George W., born 1931, Eldred, Greene County, Illinois, died 22-02-1988, buried Memorial Gardens. George W “Brit” Brannan Jr., 57, died unexpectedly Feb. 22, 1988, at his residence. Brannan, formerly of Greene County, retired from Olin in June 1987, and operated a shoe repair business in Jerseyville. Born in Eldred, he was the son of Dorothy (Dickinson) Brannan of Carrollton and the late George W Brannan Sr. He Married Ethel Pearl (Adcock) Brannan, July 6, 1981. She survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Cynthia Shireman of Winchester and Jean Kennedy of White Hall; 2 stepsons, Bor Adcock of Woodson and Paul Adcock of WI; 5 grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 1 step g-grandchild; and 2 sisters, Connie Segobiano and Darlene Czerny, both of Alton. Visitation and services were held at Airsman-Hires funeral home in Carrollton. Rev Paul Elliott officiated. Burial was in Memorial Gardens cemetery in Eldred. Inquest pending.


BRANT, Lillie J. (Benton), born 10-08-1878, Missouri, died 04-07-1955, buried Jalappa cemetery. Lillie J. Brant, 76 yrs, 10 mo, 24 days, died July 4, at Alton Memorial hospital where she had been moved a few hours earlier. Visitation and services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed, Pastor of First Presbyterian church, officiated and interment was in Jalappa cemetery. Mrs Brant was a daughter of the late Henry & Rebecca (Jones) Benton and was born in MO on Aug. 10, 1878. As a young gGirl she lived in Jerseyville and attended local schools. She was married to John Brant and the couple moved to Chester where they rResided. In 1952, Mrs. Brant returned to Jerseyville and resided at Greenlawn Nursing Home until about 2 wks ago when she was moved to Riverview Nursing Home in Alton. Her only survivors are nieces and nephews, among whom are Mrs Mary Frey of Alton, Mrs. Edna Snider of Jerseyville, Roy Sweeney of Kane, Francis Sweeney -incomplete


BRASHEAR, Luther V., born 1864, died 29-11-1928, buried Elsah cemetery. Luther V Brashear, 64, many years a pilot and resident of Elsah was temporarily buried in Oak Grove cemetery. Road conditions in Jersey county making it impossible to inter the body in Elash cemetery. His funeral was held at his home in St. Louis. Apr 5, the remains were removed from Oak Grove Mausoleum, Jerseyville, for final committment in Elsah cemetery. His death occurred in US Marine hospital in St. Louis. He leaves his widow, Grace of St. Louis.


BRATFISCH (d?) nee Slaten, died 10-1903, buried IOOF cemetery. Mrs. Brat(d?)fisch, 26, died at Metropolis, IL. She was a daughter of John T Slaten of Grafton. Married John Bratfisch in 1896. Funeral by Rev. Thero with burial in IOOF cemetery. 3 children.


BRAWNER, Maurice, born 1907, Bourbon, Crawford County, Missouri, died 08-1980, buried Cemetery Scenic Hill cemetery. Maurice Brawner, 73, of Grafton, died at Jersey Community hospital. The retired carpenter and WWII veteran, was a son of the late William & Elizabeth (Hill) Brawner, and was born in Bourbon, MO. He married Alvina (Snyder) Brawner, Jan. 5, 1945 in St. Louis, and she survives. Also surviving are 1 son, Edward of St. Louis; 3 daughters, Margie Calvin of Grafton, Barbara Hayes of Jerseyville and Betty L. Giaffino of Desoto, MO; 12 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Grafton, Rev. Robert Patterson officiating. Burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery. Memorials may be given to the heart fund.


BRAY, died 30-12-1897, buried St. Francis cemetery. The 9 yr old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Bray died Dec. 30. Funeral from St. Francis church with burial in church cemetery.


BRAY, Charlotte Myrtle, born 06-06-1879, died 19-03-1971, buried Scenic Hill cemetery. Mrs. Charlotte Myrtle Bray, 91, retired teacher of Grafton, died at Greenlawn nursing home in Jerseyville. Born June 6, 1879. She leaves 1 son Clayton M. of Grafton and 2 grandchildren. Husband Nathaniel Bray, preceded her in death. Visitation at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville, then to Methodist Church in Grafton, where Rev. Edward Haper officiated at services. Burial in Scenic Hill cemetery.


BRAY, Elijah, born 1827, died 17-07-1880. Elijah Bray, 53, a resident of Nebraska for the last 3 yrs, formerly of Otterville, died at the home of Danied noble on July 17, 1880.


BRAY, Eliza J., died 07-1918. Eliza J. Bray died suddenly at his home in Grafton. Natural causes. Funeral at Grafton


BRAY, George, born 06-10-1878, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 14-01-1912. George Bray, 33, son of Daniel & Elizabeth Bray was born in Jerseyville, Oct. 6, 1878. He died Jan. 14, at his home 6 miles east of Jerseyville. He leaves wife, 2 children Tella, 8yrs, Freddie, 3 yrs; mother & father; sister and brother and grandmother who is 95.


BRAY, James Augustus, born 1894, died 12-10-1918, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Pvt James Augustus Bray, 24, died Oct. 12 at general hospital at Cincinnati, OH. Remains were taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Albert Long. Funeral was from ME church, Rev. F O Wilson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. “It was a motor funeral.”


BRAXELL/BRASSEL, see SPRY obituary.


BREDEN, Harold Richard, born 1943, died 07-02-1975, buried St. Patrick cemetery. Harold Richard “Dick” Breden, 32, of Wood River was killed Feb. 7, in an accident at Alton Box Board company when he fell of was knocked into a pulp vat while machinery stirring the substance was still in operation. According to reports a 1,000 lb bale of paper began to topple from a nearby stack. A fellow employe who had been talking to him bolted when he saw the bales start to fall. Breden had been employed as a papermaker at Alton Box Board since March of 1970. He was the grandson of Mrs. Mae Breden of Jerseyville and a nephew of Kenneth and Norman Breden, Jerseyville. He is survived by his widow, Mary (Hawes) Breden; 2 daughter, Rochelle and Heath; and 1 son, Ricky; his mother and step father, Mr. & Mrs. Richard (Marge) Thornhill of Alton; 1 brother, Thomas L. Breden of Alton and his grandmother, Mrs. ME Breden, Jerseyville. His father was the late Harold Breden. The funeral mass was celebrated Feb. 10, at St. Patrick church in Alton with Rev. Brendan Keane, celebrant. Burial was in St. Patrick cemetery, Alton.


BREDEN, Mae (Kritz), born 04-10-1893, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 29-06-1981, buried St. Patrick cemetery. Mae Breden, 87, of Jerseyville, died at Jersey Care Center, June 29, 1981. The funeral mass was held at Holy Ghost church with Father William Hembrow, pastor, and Father David Schmidt, a nephew of Mr & Mrs. Bill Breden of Florissant, MO as co-celebrants. Burial was in St. Patrick cemetery, Alton. Born Oct. 4, 1893 in Calhoun county, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas & Sarah (Kress) Kritz. Her husband, William F. Breden, died Oct. 20, 1964. The Bredens resided on a farm on R1 Grafton prior to moving to Jerseyville. She is survived by 1 daughter, Willene Kasten of Virden; 4 sons, Norman and Kenneth of Jerseyville, Bill of Florissant, MO and Ralph of Redondo Beach, CA; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, oldest son, Harold, 1 brother, 3 sisters and 3 grandsons.


BREDEN, Norman Leroy, born 1920, Jersey County, Illinois, died 11-1985, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Norman Leroy Breden, 65, a Jerseyville resident, died Saturday at Jersey Community hospital. The funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Rev. William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. He was a WWII army veteran and a coordinator for Illinois Valley senior citizens. Born in Jersey county, son of the William & Mae (kritz) Breden, he married Mary Alice (Brown) Breden, Jan. 4, 1943, in Maryland, and she survives. Also surviving, are 2 sons, Phillip of Godfrey and Gregory of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Sylvia Decker of Jerseyville and Janet Ringhausen of Fieldon; 9 grandchildren; 3 brother, Kenneth of Jerseyville, Laverne of Florissant, MO and Ralph of Pedondo Beach, CA; and 1 sister, Willene Kasten of Virden. Memorials may be given to the church.


BREDEN, Theo, born 1895, Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 1914. Theo Breden, an employee of Brown Shoe County in St. Louis, succumbed of scarlet fever. The steamer Bald Eagle transferred the remains to Hardin where funeral was held at the catholic church. Decedent a son of Mr. & Mrs. D. Breden, born at Hardin and spent several years of his boyhood in Jerseyville. Several moths ago his parents moved to St louis. The Bredens are related to the Godar and Linkogle families of Jerseyville.


BREED, Elsie Harriet (Coxhead), born 04-07-1883, Kansas City, Missouri, died 09-02-1979, buried Belefountaine cemetery. Elsie Harriet Breed, 95, of Jerseyville died Feb. 9 at Greenwood Manor. Her husband, Maurice Edwards Breed, M.D. died in 1963. Born in Kansas City, MO, July 4, 1883, she was the daughter of George Thomas & Katherine (Schimmel) Coxhead. Mrs Breed was a member of the First Presbyterian church. She was a 50 year member and past Matron of Rose Hill Chapter 120 Order Eastern Star, St. Louis and a 70 year member of the International Order of Kings Daughter and Sons Wednesday Class, St. Louis. Her survivors are 2 sons, David K. Breed of St. Louis and Rev M Edwards Breed, pastor of First Presbyterian church, Jerseyville; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Private interment was in Belefountaine cemetery, St. Louis. Memorials may be given to Kings Daughters Home, Mexico, MO, First Presbyterian Church of Jerseyville, or charity of your choice.


BREED, Kathryn Frances (Cooper), born 10-11-1916, Morgan County, Missouri, died 10-09-1978. Kathryn Frances Breed, 61, of Jerseyville, died at St. Mary hospital in St. Louis where she had been a patient for 5 wks. She was born Nov.10, 1916 in Morgan county, MO, a daughter of Thomas B. and Lelia Maude (Parsons) Cooper. Mrs Breed a retired school teacher, was a member of the -incomplete


BREED, M. Edwards, born 1919, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, died 01-05-1987, buried Glensted cemetery. Rev. M. Edwards Breed, 68, died May 1, 1987. At his daughter’s residence in St. Paul, MN. He was a presbyterian minister, serving from 1942-44 at the Westminster Presbyterian church, Versailles, MO; 1944-49 at first Presbyterian church in Chillicothe, MO; 1949-50 as youth minister at Timothy Eaton United Church of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 1950-1980 pastor of First Presbyterian church, Jerseyville; 1981-1986 interim pastor of Presbyterian churches at Brighton, Hardin, Kampsville, Fosterburg, Alton and East Moline. He was presently pastor emeritus of the Presbyterian church of Jerseyville and 1985-1986 chaplain at the YMCA Camp of the Rockies Estes Park, CO. Born in St. Louis, son of the late Maurice Edwards & Elsie Harriet (Coxhead) Breeed Sr.; he married Kathryn Frances (Cooper) Breed who died Sept. 10, 1978. They were married Sept. 12, 1944, in Sedalia, MO. Surviving are 1 daughter, Margaret K Cellette of St. Paul, MN; 2 sons, Rev. Ghomas Edwards Breed of Creston, Nb and John G. Breed of Estes Park, CO; 5 grandchildren and 1 brother David K Breed of St. Louis. Visitation was from Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at First Presbyterian church, Revs Phillip C. Brown, David J. Vandyke and Simon A Simon officiating. Burial was in Glensted cemetery near Versailles, MO. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian church of Jesrseyville or charity of one’s choice.


BREEDING, William Hale, born 08-08-1924, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois, died 1945. William Hale Breeding, 21, boatswain’s mate 2/c of the US Navy, died of wounds following action in the Pacific theater of war. His parents Mr. & Mrs. William Breeding of White Hall were notified Friday by the war department. The young man was the only son of Mr. & Mrs William Breeding and was born Beardstown, Aug. 8, 1924. When a youth he moved with his parents to Jerseyville where he attended grade school and high school. Surviving him in addition to his parents are 3 sisters, Mrs. Frances Allen of Jacksonville, Miss Joann Breeding of Springfield and Mary Carol who resides at home. Information in the telegram was that the body was interred in an allied cemetery in the Pacific pending the termination of hostilities.


BREFELD, Otto, born 1887, died 09-1928, buried Aviston cemetery. Otto Brefeld, 41, well known business man and undertaker of Grafton died at his home. He had been a patient in sanitarium in Albuquerque, NM for 3 mo. Body shipped to Aviston, IL where funeral services held from St. Joseph Catholic church. Burial in Aviston cemetery. He leaves wife and daughter, Marie of Grafton, his mother, Mrs. Anna Brefeld of Aviston, 3 brother and 4 sister.


BREGENZER, Clarence, born Jersey County, Illinois, died 05-1981, buried Valhalla cemetery. Clarence Bregenzer, 64, of RR Godfrey, died at Christian Hospital NE, St. Louis, MO. The retired farmer was born in Jersey county, a son of the late Edward & Bertha (Boucher) Bregenzer. He married Mary (Federle) Aug. 28, 1940. Surviving are his wife; 1 son, Ronald of Florrisant, MO; 1 daughter, Mary Jane Mans of Godfrey; 6 grandchildren; 1 sister, Edna Widman of Godfrey; and 3 brothers, Laverne of Alton, Edward of Moro and Robert of Jefferson City, MO. Visitation was held at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic church, Grafton. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the heart fund.


BREGENZER, John Joseph, born 07-01-1878, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, died 20-09-1955, buried St. Joseph cemetery. John Joseph Bregenzer, 77, collapsed and died Sept. 20, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wehrie, in Alton. He suffered a stroke about 20 years ago and was under medical care for a cardiac condition. Despite this he was able to work in his garden and orchard, and spent many hours among flowers in which he took great interest. He was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Bregenzer and was born on a farm near Edwardsville, Jan. 7, 1878. For many years he farmed near Delhi, moving to Alton shortly before the death of his wife Mary (Stanka) Bregenzer, Sept. 1931. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Wehrle, Mrs. Truman Woeffel and Mrs. Ida Humerick; 4 sisters, Mrs Cathryn Corzine-, and Mrs. Clara Burmeister of Alton, Mrs. Bertha Deidreck of Compton?, Ca, and Mrs. Margaret Schilling of St. Louis; 2 brothers, Jacob and Edward Bregenzer of Alton, and 7 grandchildren.


BREGENZER, Robert L., born Godfrey, Madison County, Illinois, died 03-04-1989, buried St. Michael cemetery. Robert L. Bregenzer, 60, died Apr. 3, 1989, at Memorial hospital in Jefferson City. Bregenzer worked for General Motors Acceptance Corporation in Jefferson City 20 yrs, retiring in 1977, and was a veteran. The former Godfrey resident was born there and was the son of the late Edward J & Bertha (Boucher) Bregenzer. Sept 20, 1952, he married Loretta (Bechtold) Bregenzer and she survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Theresa Swallow of Columbia, MO and Kathy Porting of Joplin, MO; 1 son, Michael R Bregenzer of Shreveport, LA; 3 grandchildren; 1 sister, Edna Widman of Godfrey and 2 brothers, Laverne Bregenzer of Altonand Edward J. Bregenzer of Moro. Visitation was at Dulle funeral home in Jefferson City, MO. Visitation continued at Staten funeral home in Alton. Funeral mass at St. Michael catholic church in Beltrees with Rev. Patrick Carrol as celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Heart Association.


BREITWEISER, Adelia Jane (Meyer), born 07-02-1893, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 17-01-1978, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Adelia Jane Breitweiser, died Jan. 17, at Blu Fountain Manor, Godfrey. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Clyde Meyers officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born Feb. 7, 1893 in Alton, a daughter of Henry & Caroline (Henderson) Meyer. Her husband, Orville, died Dec. 18, 1967. She is survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Ruth Lemonds of Alton, nephew and nieces, Olin Meyer of Jerseyville, Dorris Ptikin of Alton and Alberta Meyer of Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to cancer fund.


BREITWEISER, Anna E. (Kaup), born 21-04-1893, Jersey County, Illinois, died 17-03-1985, buried St. Francis cemetery. Anna E. Breitweiser, 91, of Jerseyville, died March 17, at Greenwood Manor nursing home. The funeral mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost Church with father Wm. Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. She was born Apr. 21, 1893 in Jersey County to the late Charles & Mary (Regli) Kaup and was a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Her husband, Ira Breitweiser, whom she married Feb. 16, 1917 in Carlinville, died in Sept. 1957. She is survived by 1 daughter, Doris Kadell of Jerseyville; 3 grandchildren and 3 g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Lena Walsh of Jerseyville. 1 daughter preceded her in death. Memorials may be given to Holy Ghost church.


BREITWEISER, Appolonia, born 03-11-1895, Piasa Township, Jersey County, Illinois, died 21-02-1985, buried 23-02-1985, Brighton cemetery. Appolonia Breitweiser, 89, of Jerseyville died Feb. 21 at Jersey Care Center. She was born Nov.3, 1895 in Piasa Township, the daughter of Frank R & Matilda (Maxeiner) Breitweiser. Visitation and services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Robert Bond of Peace United Church of Christ, Jerseyville officiated. Burial was at Brighton cemetery. She is survived by nieces and nephews, includingGordon Dabbs, Brighton. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brother, Frank and Jerome Breitweiser, and 2 Sister, Annie R Hunter and Mary Stahling.


BREITWEISER, Clara Edna (Smith), born 04-02-1902, Greene County, Illinois, died 05-1963, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Clara Edna Breitweiser,61 yrs, 3 mo, 11 days, died at the home. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Breitweiser, a daughter of the late Virgil & Lillian (Cummings) Smith was born in Greene County, Feb. 4, 1902. Surviving are her husband, Jerome; 1 daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Vivian) Schmidt of Brighton; 3 grandchilden and 1 foster grandson.

BREITWEISER. Jerseyville – Mrs. Clara Edna Breitweiser, wife of Jerome J. Breitweiser, died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 505 West Pearl St. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Smith. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Schmidt, Brighton; three grandchildren, and a foster grandchild. The body is at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Newspaper clipping, no source, no date. Contributed by Dolores Andrews.


BREITWEISER, Clementine (Mundle), born 22-09-1882, Delhi, Jersey County, Illinois, died 13-10-1976, buried Oak Grove cemetery. Clementine Breitweiser, 94, of RR1 Jerseyville died Oct. 13, at Jersey Community hospital. Her husband was the late Harry Breitweiser. Visitation and services were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Gordon D. Shepard officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born Sept. 22, 1882 in Delhi, a daughter of Thomas & Charlotte (McGuinnis) Mundle. She is survived by 1 sister, and Mrs. Elinor Shew, of Jerseyville, nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to Delhi Baptist Church.


BREITWEISER, Frank W., born 18-03-1903, Delhi, Jersey County, Illinois, died 25-02-1944, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Frank W. Breitweiser, 41, manager of Jersey County Produce association, died Feb 25, at mo Baptist hospital, St. Louis, MO. He suffered from a heart ailment and had been a patient for 3 wks. Mr Breitweiser was the son of Fred & Lillie (Ross) Breitweiser and was born at Delhi on March 18, 1903. Surviving are his wife, Ella Breitweiser; 1 daughter, Patsy Breitweiser; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Breitweiser; 5 sister, Misses Mary, Emma, Marjorie and Vida Breitweiser of Delhi and Mrs. Everett Chappell of Jerseyville; 6 brother, Cpl Dixon Breitweiser (stationed at Asttu) arrived last wk, Pvt Fc Edward Breitweiser, a patient at the army hospital, San Antonio, TX, Pfc John Breitweiser and Cpl Frederick Breitweiser who are with the armed forces in Italy, Peter Breitweiser of Delhi who received a medical discharge from the service and Herbert Breitweiser of Delhi. Services were held Feb. 22, at Evangelical church in Jerseyville. Rev Louis V Huber officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BREITWEISER, Fred L., born 23-10 1873, Delhi, Jersey County, Illinois, died 23-03-1952, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Fred L. Breitweiser, 78 yrs, 5 mo, a well known farmer of the Delhivicinity, died March 23, at his home. He had been in failing health fFor some time. The decedent was a son of the late Peter & Catherine (Youngblood) Breitweiser and was born near Delhi, Oct. 23, 1873. The ageman was a farmer and resided near Delhi for many years. Survivors are 5 sons, Dixon, Wood River, Edward, Frederick, Peter and Herbert Breitweiser of Jerseyille; 5 daughter, Mrs. Everett Chappell, Mrs. Victor Beiser, Misses Vida, Mary and Emma Breitweiser of Jerseyville and 4 grandchildren, Patsy, Vicki and John Breitweiser and Pvt Donald Chappell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Breitweiser, who died in 1950, and 2 sons, John who was killed in Italy in 1944, and Frank, whose death also occurred in 1944. Mr Breitweiser was the surviving member of a family of 13 vhildren. He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Mrs. Anna Goodman, and 11 brother, Pete, Charles, George, William, Henry, John, Frank, Robert, Thomas, Walter and Herman Breitweiser. Services were held at Peace Evangelical & Reformed church, Jerseyville with Rev. G. M. Bock officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BREITWEISER, Harry Elmer, born 01-02-1882, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 24-05-1968, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Harry Elmer Breitweiser, 86 yrs, 3 mo, 23 days, retired rural mail carrier out of the Delhi post office, died May 24, at Jersey Community hospital where had been a patient for 15 days. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Ray Herwig, pastor of Delhi Baptist Church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr Breitweiser was a son of the late Peter & Sophia (Corns) Breitweiser, and was born in Macoupin county Feb. 1, 1882. He is survived by his wife, Clementine (Mundell) Breitweiser. Preceding him in death were his parents and 1 brother, Orville Breitweiser.


BREITWEISER, Hettie (Weeks), born 27-07-1889, Jersey County, Illinois, died 29-04-1960, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Hettie Breitweiser, 70 years 9 mo, 2 days, of Jerseyville, widow of Paul Breitweiser, died Apr. 29, at Memorial hospital in Alton where she had been a patient for 9 days. Visitation was held at Jacoby brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were from First Baptist church of which she was a member. Rev Harold Lane, pastor, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Breitweiser was a daughter of the late Andrew J. & Virginia (Wade) Weeks and was born in Jersey county on July 27, 1889. She is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Breeden of Rolla, MO, and Mrs. Howard Mourning, Wood River.


BREITWEISER, Ira, born 30-05-1890, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 29-09-1957, buried St. Francis cemetery. Ira Breitweiser, 67 yrs, 3 mo, 29 days, farmer of Fidelity Township, died Sept 29, at St. Joseph hospital in Alton where he had been a patient for a week for treatment of a heart ailment. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Holy Ghost church. Requiem mass was celebrated by father Paul P. H. Einen, and burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Mr Breitweiser was a son of the late John & Annie (Anderson) Breitweiser, and was born in Macoupin county, May 30, 1890. He is survived by his wife, Anna (Kaup) Breitweiser; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Young of Piasa and Mr S Richard (Doris) Kadell of Jerseyvivlle, 3 grandchildren and 1 sister, Mrs. Cleve Woods, Wood River.


BREITWEISER, Jerome Joseph, died 1973. Jerome Joseph Breitweiser, of St. Louis died. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Thurman S Trange.


BREITWEISER, Jerome P., died 07-02-1974, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Jerome P. Breitweiser, 74, of Alton died Feb. 7 at Alton Memorial hospital. Final rites were held from Smith Funeral Home in Alton and Metropolitian United Methodist Church, Rev. Fred Beck officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. A WWII veteran, he was employed for 37 years at International Shoe Company until retiring. He is survived by his wife, Ruth C. (Edwards) Breitweiser, 3 sister, Miss Alma Breitweiser, Mrs Ernest (Edna) Kanallakan, both of Jerseyville and Mrs. Thomas (Katie) Harrison of Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Metropolitan United Methodist Church.


BREITWEISER, John A., born 1862, died 04-1927, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. John A. Breitweiser, 65, farmer from south of Jerseyville died of heart disease. Funeral from Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev H. S Farrill officiated with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. He was a son of Peter & Catherine Breitweiser. His wife, died Dec. 5, 1893. He leaves 2 daughters, Ethel Breitweiser and Mrs. A C. Wood of Brighton; 2 sons, Era and Elvin of Jerseyville; 10 brothers, Peter, Fred, Thomas, Frank, Charles, George, Wm, Robert, Paul and Henry of Pocatello, ID. 1 sister, Mrs. Anna Goodman died several years ago and 1 brother, Walter, died in early youth.


BREITWEISER, John C., died 02-1944, buried Oak Grove Cemetery? Rfc John C. Breitweiser, son of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Breitweiser, was honored at a memorial service. The service was held at Peace Evangelical & Reformed church, Jerseyville, Sun. Apr. 16. Pfv Breitweiser of Delhi was killed in action in Italy early in Feb. The purple heart which has been awarded posthumously to pfc John C. Breitweiser was presented to his widow, Mrs. Mary (Belk) Breitweiser at the service.


BREITWEISER, Mabel (Down), born 02-05-1894, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-1976, buried Rose Lawn cemetery. Mabel Breitweiser, 73, of R 1 Brighton, died Friday at Alton Memorial hospital where she had been a patient for 3 days. Rev Boyd E Wagoner, pastor of First Methodist Church, Wood River, officiated at the service and burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens. Mrs Breitweiser, the former Mabel Down, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Down was born in Jersey county, May 2, 1894. She was graduated from Brighton high school and taught 7 years in the schools of Jersey county. Her marriage to Leo Breitweiser, was on June 16, 1915. Mr Breitweiser is retired from Shell Oil company. Surviving in addition to her husband are 1 son, Morris, R1, Brighton; 3 daughter, Miss Lois Brietweiser of St. Louis, Mrs Norma Colston of Woodruff, WI, and Mrs. Leola Callahan of Falls Church, VA; 1 half brother, Harry Gorin of Brighton; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The family had resided in Wood River for 23 years prior to moving to Brighton 12 years ago. Mrs Breitweiser was a member of Wood River Methodist Church, Royal Neighbors of America Lodge, and Neighborhood Birthday Club of which she was president.


BREITWEISER, Marion, born 1925, Delhi, Jersey County, Illinois, died 23-06-1987, buried Hazeltown. Marion Breitweiser, 63, of Buckeye, AZ, formerly of Delhi died June 23, 1987, at Thunderbird hospital in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in Delhi, son of the late Mae Breitweiser, and married Annebelle (Watson) Davis, who survives. He retired from the highway department in Tonopah, AZ. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Sue Taylor of Buckeyc, AZ, and Marianne Farrell of Wilcox, AZ; 1 step son, Alvias Davis of Renton, WA; 1 step daughter, Carol McManaman of Phoenix; 13 grandchildren; and 1 half brother, Archie Woods of Abilene, TX. Funeral sercices were held at Buckeye funeral home. Burial was in Hazeltown cemetery in Buckeye.


BREITWEISER, Orville Young, born 01-03-1887, Jersey County, Illinois, died 18-12-1967, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Orville Young Breitweiser, 80 yrs, 9 mo, 17 days, retired farmer of Delhi, died Dec. 18, at Alton Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for 7 days. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Ray Herwig, pastor of Delhi Baptist church, officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr Breitweiser, a lifelong resident of Jersey county, was born March 1, 1887, a son Of the late Peter & Sophia (Corns) Breitweiser. His marriage to Adelia J. (Meyer) Breitweiser of Alton took place, March 31, 1920. He was a veteran of WWI, a charter member of Worthey Post, ameri Can legion no 492, and WWI barracks, and member of Delhi Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife 1 brother, Harry E Breitweiser of R1 Jerseyville.


BREITWEISER, Pearl Edith (Mowen?), died 22-01-1978, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Pearl Edith brietweiser of R1, Jerseyville died Jan. 22 at Jersey county Memorial hospital. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Warren Brown officiated with interment in Oak Grove cemetery. Her survivors are her husband, Edward Breitweiser; her mother, Mrs. Hettie (Ray) Bean of Jerseyville; 1 half sister, Mrs. Orville (Roberta) Guilander Jr. of Jerseyville; 3 step brothers, Harold Bean of Kane, Wilbur Bean of Jerseyville and Dennis, Wood River. She was preceded in death by 1 sister, Anna Mowen and 1 half brother, Hubert Bean.


BREITWEISER, Pete, born Germany, died 1911, buried Marston? Pete Breitweiser, 82 of Delhi, died there recently. Born in Germany, he came to america in 1853, was married in Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 7, 1851 to Katherine (Youngblood) Breitweiser. They were parents of 13 children – 12 sons, 1 daughter. Rev S. Catt officiated and burial was in Marston (Marsden?) cemetery.


BREITWEISER, Robert E., born 18-02-1869, Delhi, Jersey County, Illinois, died 18-12-1951, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Robert E. Breitweiser, 82, died Dec. 18, at wr (Wood River???) hospital. Born at Delhi, Feb. 18, 1869, he was a son of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Breitweiser. He spent most of his life in Jersey County and since 1936, had made his home with his son, Leo. He leaves 4 sons, Leo of wr, Robert Jr., of St. Louis, Jerome and Wilbur of Alton; 3 daughters, Mrs. Thomas Harrison, Godfrey, Alma Breitweiser, member of Jersey grade school faculty, and Mrs. Ernest Kanallakan of Jerseyville; and 1 Brother, Fred of Jerseyville; 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl Jefferson White of wr officiated. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery.


BREITWEISER, Spencer Frank, born 31-03-1938, Delhi, Jersey County, Illinois, died 12-04-1991, buried Rose Lawn cemetery. Spencer Frank Breitweiser, 81, died Apr. 12, 1991, at St. Anthony hospital, Alton after a lengthy illness. He had been employed by Luer Bro Packing company of Alton and was a maintenance worker for Syntex corporation of Elgin, retiring in 1975. Born in Delhi March 31, 1910, he was the son of the late Thomas M. & Clara (Napp) Breitweiser. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Catherine (Taylor) Breitweiser, whom he married Sept. 4, 1938, at St. Charles, MO. Also surviving are 3 sons, Ronald Breitweiser of Murfreesboro, TN, Thomas Breitweiser of Milton and Edwin Breitweiser of Lake in the Hills; 1 step daughter, Fay Urfer of Carpentersville; 18 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 1 g-g-grandson; and 1 sister, Ruth Buhman of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were, 1 son; 1 daughter, 1 step son, 1 step daughter, 1 grandson, 2 brothers and 2 sister. Visitation and services were held at Elias-Smith funeral home in Alton, Rev. Douglas E Haynes officiated. Burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.


BREITWEISER, Vera (Johnson), born 1911, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 26-01-1987, buried Memorial Park cemetery. Vera Breitweiser, 76, of Alton, died Jan 26, at Blu-fountain Manor in Godfrey, after an extended illness. She was born in Jerseyville, daughter of the late Lee Johnson & Anna Johnson Kolby. On Oct. 20, 1934, in Alton, she married W. H. Breitweiser and he survives. She and her husband formerly owned Breitweiser Gift Shop at Monticello Plaza in Godfrey for 21 years. Also surviving is 1 son, Gary Breitweiser of Santa Barbara, CA. Visitation and service were held at Gent funeral home in Alton. Rev Bruce Pullen officiated. Private burial was in Memorial Park cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, St. Louis; or First Baptist Church of Alton.


BREITWEISER, Victor Marshall, born 02-08-1891, Jersey County, Illinois, died 02-01-1972, buried Marsden cemetery. Victor Marshall Breitweiser, 73, retired farmer of R1, Jerseyville, died Jan. 2 at his home in Piasa Township. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Marsden cemetery. bornAug. 2, 1891 in Jersey County he was the son of Thoman & Clara (Napp) Breitweiser. A WWII veteran, Mr. Breitweiser was a member of American Legion Post No 492, Jerseyville. He is survived by his wife, Doris (McCann) Breitweiser; 2 sons, Thomas of Alton and Bob V Breitweiser of Godfrey; and 1 sister, Mrs. Edwin B Uhman of Jerseyville.


BREITWEISER, Vida Lillian (Ross), born 27-06-1913, County Jersey County, Illinois, died 02-03-1992, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Vida Lillian Breitweiser, 78, died March 2, 1992 at Park Side Meadows Nursing home in St. Charles. Born June 27, 1913, in Jersey county, she was the daughter of the late Fred & Lillie (Ross) Breitweiser Sr. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mary Miller, Emma Antrae and Marjorie Beiser, all of Jerseyville; and 5 brothers, Dixon of East Alton, and Edward, Fred Jr., Pete and Herb Breitweiser all of Jerseyville. 1 sister, Faye F Chappell and 2 brothers, Frank and John Breitweiser, preceded her in death. Memorials may be given to Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville where she was a member. Visitation and services were at Gubser Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Noel Gehm officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BREITWISER, Reta Belle (Craig), born 1917, Rocky Ford, Otero County, died 15-08-1988, buried Shipman cemetery. Reta Belle breitwiser, 71, died Aug. 15, 1988, at Carlinville area hospital. She taughr at Bott school near Brighton for several years. Born in Rocky Ford, CO, she was the daughter of the late Paul E & Bertha (Haycraft) Craig. In 1940, she married Kenneth Breitwiser in Carlinville, he survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters, Carol Finn of Mount Vernon, Alice Hamp of Shipman, Betty Price of Naples, Italy, and Kathy Schaefer of Piasa; 1 son, Terry Breitwiser of Chicago; 6 grandchildren; 1 g-grandchild; and 3 sisters, Doris Hunt of Shipman, Marguerite Odell of Godfrey and Marion Young of Bloomington. 1 brother, Tunis Craig, preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Targhetta funeral home, Shipman. Services were from Shipman Methodist church. Rev Charles McDonald officiated. Burial was in Shipman cemetery. Memorials may be given to Shipman Methodist where she was a member.


BREWSTER, Beatrice B. (Baptist), born 26-12-1894, Morgan County, Illinois, died 11-08-1975, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Beatrice B Brewster, 80, a retired registered nurse, of Jerseyville, died Aug. 11, at Garnet’s Chateau. Her husband the late Dr Bertram Brewster, had practiced over 50 yrs, including many years in Jersey County. She was born in Morgan county, Dec. 26, 1894, a daughter of Frank William & Florence Caroline (Spiers) Baptist. Mrs Brewster had also served in the Navy Nurse Corps. She is survived by 2 sons, William E Johnson of Ferguson, MO and Dr David S Johnson of Portland, OR; 1 stepson, Bertrand M. Brewster of Martinsville, WV; and 4 sisters, Mrs Myrtle Edwards of Jerseyville, Mrs. Stella Mansfield of San Manteao, CA, Mrs. Grace Plushkell of Los Angeles, CA and Mrs. Eula Ratz of Jerseyville. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where final rites were observed Aug. 13. Rev Everett Chambers of First Baptist Church officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Jersey Community hospital.


BREWSTER, Bert Marion, born 05-03-1882, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, died 21-08-1957buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Dr Bert Marion Brewster, 75. Practicing physician of Jersey County for 52 years, suffered a fatal heart attack at his home in Jerseyville, Aug. 21. Death came to the veteran physician in his office as he was carrying out his work. Mrs Robert Poleet who resides to the east of the Brewster residence was in the reception room and upon hearing an unusual commotion in the office she summoned Mrs. Brewster, a registered nurse, who had worked closely with her husband in his practice since their marriage 26 years ago. He was beyond medical aid. Almost 7 years ago Dr Brewster was stricken with a heart malady which has since limited his professional work. However he had recovered to the extent that he was able to countyntinue to minister to the needs of many patients, and on Wed his heath appeared unusually good. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. The body will then be moved to First Presbyterian church. Services were held Friday aft with Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beatrice B Brewster, are 1 son, Bertrand M. Brewster of Alton; 2 stepsons, William E Johnson of Los Angeles, CA, a nd Dr David S Johnson of St. Louis; 7 grandchildren; and 1 brother, Charles D. Brewster of Rolla, MO. His fraternal affiliations were Lodge No 592, AF & AM Fieldon, Royal Arch Chapter, and Royal Neighbors of America. He served as examining physician for the later organization many years. Dr Brewster, native of Rolla, MO, was born on a farm nNear there March 5, 1882, a son of the late Thomas M. & Missouri E (Brown) Brewster. He came to Jersey County 51 years ago and has in more than half a century ministered to thousands of patients in major and minor illness. He took special educational courses at St. James, MO, following his graduation from Steelville high school, and upon examination was accepted for the study of medicine by Washington University in 1901. Later after a year’s internship in city hospital in St. Louis, the young physician came to this county locating in Fieldon where he resided and maintained his office until 1937 when he came to Jerseyville. He purchased the residence property of the late Dr – Incomplete


BREWSTER, Lelia (Chambers), born 23-01-1878, Godfrey, Madison County, Illinois, died 12-01-1950, buried Godfrey cemetery. Leila Brewster, 71, of Alton, a former resident of Fieldon, died Jan 12, at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. She had been a patient there since Jan 1. She had recently made her home at Lorettea home in Alton. Mrs Brewster was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Chambers and was born Jan. 23, 1878 in Godfrey. She attended the Godfrey schools and was graduated from St. Louis City hospital School of Nurses Training. While a resident of Fieldon, she affiliated with the Evangelical church and was also a member of Royal Neighbors and Jerseyville Chapter of Eastern Star. Mrs Brewster is survived by 1 son, Bertrand M. Brewster of Alton, 1 brother, Jacob Chambers of Godfrey and 3 grandchildren, Carol Joan and David Brewster of Alton. Funeral rites were held Jan. 15, at Streeper funeral home and interment was in Godfrey cemetery.


BREWSTER, Thomas Marion, born 20-12-1839, Tennessee, died 07-02-1917, buried Macedonia cemetery. Thomas Marion Brewster, 77, died at his home at Macedonia, MO, Feb. 7, 1917. He was born in TN, Dec. 20, 1839. He went to Missouri during the 50’s and united with first with the Baptist Church and later with the Christian church. He married Ellen (Brown) Aug. 7, 1864 in MO. He leaves his wife, 4 sons, Joseph of Pryor Creek, OK, Ed James of Coffey, MO, Dr Bert Brewster of Fieldon, IL and Charles of Macedonia, MO; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 children. Funeral at Macedonia, MO Christian church with burial in Macedonia cemetery.


BRICKEY, Debra Elaine, born17-09-1954, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 21-09-1959, buried St. Francis cemetery. Debra Elaine Brickey, 5, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ray Brickey, Jr. of Jerseyville, died Sept. 21, just 4 days after her 5th birthday. Her death occurred at Jersey Community hospital where she had been moved on Friday from Children’s hospital in St. Louis. Debra had been ill since last Dec. and dDuring the intervening months had been hospitalized at various times at Children’s hospital for surgery and treatment. Debra, daughter of Ray & Mary Ann (Hickey) Brickey Jr., was born Sept. 17, 1954. Surviving besides her parents are 3 brothers, James Ray, Michael Francis and William Richard Brickey; 1 sister, an mayo Brickey, all of Jerseyville, her maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. James Hickey of Portland, ME; and her paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Ray J. Brickey Sr of Jerseyville. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were from Holy Ghost church, Rev. Father Paul P Heinen read the Mass of the Angels and interment was in St. Francis cemetery.


BRICKEY, Nellie (Darr), born 12-03-1896, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 07-09-1943, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Nellie Brickey, 47, wife of Ray Brickey Sr., died Sept. 7, at her home southeast of Jerseyville. She had been ill for some time. She was the daughter of Harry & Jennie (Scoggins) Darr, and was born in Jerseyville, March 12, 1896. She is survived by her husband; 1 son Ray Jr. who saw active service with the United States Marines on Guadalcanal, and her mother Mrs. Jennie Darr. Services were held at Methodist Church Sept. 10. Rev M. C. Foltz officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BRICKEY, Ray, born 1920, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-1980. Ray Brickey, 60, of Jerseyville, died at St. Anthony hospital, Alton. An electronic engineer at Olin corporation, he was born in Jerseyville, a son of Ray Brickey Sr. of Cuba, MO and the late Nellie (Darr) Brickey. He was a past exulted ruler of the Jerseyville Elks. Also surviving the WWII veteran are his wife, Mary Ann (Hickey) Brickey; 3 sons, James of Collinsville and Mike and Bill, both of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Ann of Hawaii; and 1 grandchild. 1 daughter preceded him in death. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville, where the rosary -incomplete


BRICKEY, Ray J., born19-08-1898, ied 20-02-1984, buried Meramec Hills cemetery. Ray J. Brickey, 85, of Cuba, MO, formerly of Jerseyville, died Feb. 20. Born Aug. 19, 1898, he was an independent trucker and at one time operated the John Eeere agency. He had served 29 years on Jerseyville’s volunteer fire dept. Well known as a ball pitcher he had his own ball team “Brickey’s” that has played all over the state and he had also pitched for the Carrollton Hawks. In 1953, he was still playing ball at the age of 55. At one time he was considered one of the fastest pitchers in the area and could strike out 20 men in a game. His son Ray, was a catcher. He is survived by his wife of 40 yrs, Ruby (Gross) Brickey. He was preceded in death by his only son, Ray Jr. and his first wife, the former Nell Darr. Services were held at Britton funeral home in Cuba, mo and burial was in Meramac Hills Cemetery in Cuba, MO.


BRIDGEFORD, Cecil, born 03-09-1899, Santa Fe, NM, died 16-11-1984. Cecil Bridgeford, 85, of Lakeland, FL, former Jerseyville business man, died Nov.16 at Lakeland hospital. He owned and operated a Gambel’s Store in Jerseyville in the 40’s. Bridgeford was born Sept. 3, 1899 in Santa Fe. He was married to Mary (Smiley) Bridgeford of Monroe County, MO, in Apr. 1923 and she preceded him in death in Apr. of 1962. He is survived by his wife, Ann (Kerr) (Wallace), Bridgeford whom he married Aug, 1963. Also surviving are 1 sister, Frances Erdel of Mexico, MO and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Lakeland on Nov.20, and a memorial service was held later in MO.


BRIDGEMAN, Julia, died 08-01-1917. Julia Bridgeman, died at the city hospital in St. Louis Jan. 8. Mrs Bridgeman was for a time at the county farm, but went to St. Louis where she secured a position caring for ladies at the Beulah home. She became ill and was taken to city hospital where she died.


BRIDGES, Allie (Freer), born Greene County, Illinois, died 29-10-1990, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Allie Bridges, 99, died Oct. 29, 1990, at Jerseyville care center, after a lengthy illness. She had operated a restaurant in Jerseyville. Born in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Moses & Margaret (Winters) Freer. On Aug. 1, 1917, she married William Arthur Bridges in Jersey county. He died Apr. 12, 1940. Surviving are 1 daughter, Gertrude Smith of Jerseyville; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and 2 g-great grandchildren. 3 sons, Kenneth,m William, and Leo Bridges; 3 sister and 4 brothers, preceded her in death. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at First Baptist Church, Jerseyville, Revs Grant Jensen and Walter Burk officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Baptist church.


BRIDGES, Bertha Mary (Loellke), born 09-01-1889, Jersey County, Illinois, died 1970, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Bertha Mary Bridges, 81, of Jerseyville, died Sat at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton. Visitation and final services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Carlton Christenson of Jerseyville officiated at the rites and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born Jan. 9, 1889 in Jersey County the daughter of William F & Lena (Schrieber) Loellke. Her husband was the late Henry Bridges. Her survivors are 1 son, Howard T. Bridges of Jerseyville; 2 daughter, Mrs Bernice Roland of Jerseyville and Mrs. Vernon Ayres of Grafton; 6 grandchildren; 2 sister, Mrs. Nellie Dickenson of Jerseyville and Mrs. Emma Davis of St. Louis; and 3 brother, FranK, Carl and Albert, all of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and 5 brothers.


BRIDGES, Eliza (Bethel), born 05-02-1814, McMinville, Warren County, Tennessee, died 01-1881. Eliza Bridges, 66, died Jan. 1881. She was born at McMinville, TN Feb 5, 1814. She was daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bethel. She came with her parents to Illinois and settled at Shawneetown. Jordan’s Fort was sometimes their place of refuge, as at that time the red man roamed at will through the forests bordering the Wabash and Ohio rivers. The government was already engaged at the time, waging the war of 1812. No troops were furnished to protect settlers, and pioneers farther north, like the the pioneers of the dark and bloody ground of KY, were left almost to their own resources. Before Jerseyville was incorporated as a town, somewhere about 1825, her paents moved to this section of IL. On the 14th of Jan. 1830 near the present site of Jerseyville, she was united in marriage to Hiram Bridges. A large family was the result of this union. 13?-15? children in all, 7 survive their mother. Their father died in 1867. Mrs Bridges was a member on the Baptist Church for many years and up to the time of her death, having been one of the first members of Lebanon church, in this county. Each one in his or her peculiar way, plays his or her part, and after having lived out the time alloted on earth dies. The ebb and flow of the time continues, and persons live and die.


BRIDGES, Frank, died 06-1883. Frank Bridges, died at his home on W. Carpenter, of consumption. He was a printer. Funeral from ME church, Rev. C. E. Cline officiating. Member of Sons of Temperance.


BRIDGES, Fred E., born 06-05-1897, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-12-1983, buried St. Mary cemetery. Fred E Bridges, 86, of RR 3 Jerseyville, died Dec. 3, at Jersey Community hospital. Visitation and services were conducted at Jacoby brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Father William Hembrow conducted the service and burial was in St. Mary cemetery near Fieldon. He was born May 6, 1897 in Jersey county, son of the late Henry & Clara (Champs) Bridges. He owned a tobacco store in Alton over 30 years, retiring in 1958, and was a member of Alton Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. (Cabalek), nieces and nephews. His parents, 4 brothers and 2 sister, preceded him in death. Memorials may be given to Holy Ghost school.


BRIDGES, Horace F., died 1904. (Letter to Editor of Republican newspaper Jersey county; Jan. 10, 1905.) Your paper on Dec. 15, contains the obit of Horace F Bridges. I notice some inaccuracies whicn brings the mind into a reminiscent mood. Horace F Bridges was born in Jersey, then Greene County. His (our) father, Hiram Bridges, came to Greene County about 1829, settled near the site of Fieldon, and was founder of that place. Our grandfather, Josiah Armstrong, a revolutionary soldier, had previously settled there. The first settlers in Jersey County located in the heavy timber west of Jersey and were some years ahead of the New Jersey crowd which settled on the prairie and founded the town of Jersey. I haven’t a chart before me and only write from memory and that which I have heard. Although not quite sixty years of age I have a clear recollection of the time when about everybody in our neighborhood wore blue jeans or butternut. There was only 1 painted house on the road to between Jerseyville and Fieldon. I believe, Dr Snell had his house painted or a tile roof. The rule, in fact all, were houses of logs. Sometimes not clinked (chinked?) and daubed. An ash hopper in front facing the big oak, spinning wheel, and hand looms galore. Upsairs was in the loft, reached by a ladder where the (ten?) over plus of children were stowed at night. Our people always had books. I do not know where they came from, I think heirlooms from Virginia and Kentucky. The late Rev. B B Hamilton, a brother of Dr J. O Hamilton told me that the only place in our whole country where he found plenty of books was at our house and at the house of my uncle Enoch Bridges, an old time preacher of the pabtist (papist?) (Baptist?) persuasion. As I remember that those old-time people were good neighbors. They stood by each other. Although one may have been a wanderer, seen many countries, and taken desperate chances, as the devout isrealite turned his face toward Jerusalem in prayer, so our heart and memory goes back to the old scenes. (Signed) William E Bridges


BRIDGES, Kenneth Lee, born 1920, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 18-02-1990, buried Rose Lawn cemetery. Kenneth Lee Bridges, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 1990, at the scene of an accident on IL Rt. 140 at Williams St. in Bethalto. He had owned and operated Ken & Leo’s Package Liquor Store and 2 Brothers’ Motel, both in Cottage Hills, for 38 yrs, retiring in 1982. The WWII veteran was a member of East Alton American Legion Post and Wood River Moose lodge. Born in Jerseyville, he was the son of Allie (Freer) Bridges of Jerseyville and the late William L. Bridges. He married Dolores (Drainer) Bridges on Nov. 28, 1946, in Jerseyville. She survives. In addition to his mother and wife, surviving are 1 son, James Bridges of Rosewood Heights; 6 daughters, Judy Bridges of Kenner, LA, Rhanda Hotz of Jerseyville, Jeanne Northway of Raytown, MO and Karen Clark, Denise Vetter and Renee Bridges, all of Cottage Hills; 7 grandchildren; and 1 sister, Gertrude Smith of Jerseyville. 2 brothers preceded him in death. Visitation and services were held a paynic home for funerals in Rosewood Heights, with Rev. Richard L. Paynic officiating. Cottage hills VFW Post 7678, of which he was a member, conducted military rites at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to American Heart Association.


BRIDGES, Leo Lewis, born Jersey County, Illinois, died 04-1967, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Leo Lewis Bridges, 45 yrs, 1 mo, 10 days, died at St. Anthony hospital in Alton where he had been a patient for 11 hrs. His health had impaired for some time. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev John Henderson of Alton officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr Bridges, a son of Allie (Freer) Bridges and the late William Bridges, was born in Jersey county. A veteran of WWII Mr. Bridges had operated a motel and tavern in the Alton area for a number of years. He was a member of the 40 & 8 Voiture and Worthey Post American Legion in Jerseyville, and the VFW Post at Cottage Hills. Surviving are his wife Marie (Boker) Bridges; 1 daughter, Mrs. Leona Walz. – incomplete


BRIDGES, Leslie E., born 17-07-1895, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 08-05-1971, buried Swan-lake Memorial Gardens. Leslie E Bridges, 75 yrs, 9 mo, 21 days, of Peoria, a native of Jerseyville, died at St. Francis hospital in Peoria where he had been a patient for 24 days. Funeral services were held at Wilton mortuary chapel in Peoria with Rev. Ray Harrison officiating. Burial was in Swan Lake Memory Gardens near Peoria. He was a son of the late Henry W & Clara (Chance) Bridges and was born in Jerseyville July 17, 1895. Mr Bridges was a veteran of WWI. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Peoria Post No 2 and member and past President of Carpenters Local 183 of Peoria. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Mary (Stamps) Bridges to whom he was married in Jerseyville on June 4, 1925; 1 son, Leslie A Bridges of Peoria; 3 daughters, Mrs. John (Alberta) Sear of Washington, IL, Mrs. Don (Majorie) Gillan of Groveland and Mrs. Kenneth (Levita) Blount of Peoria; 10 grandchildren; and 1 brother Fred Bridges of Jerseyville. 3 brothers and 2 sisters are deceased.


BRIDGES, Mary F. (Stamps), born 03-10-1901, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-10-1974, buried Swan-lake Memory Gardens. Mary F Bridges, 74, of Peoria Heights, died Oct. 3, at St. Francis hospital in Peoria. She was born Dec. 3, 1901 in Jersey county, the daughter of the late Albert & Mary Elizabeth (Richey) Stamps. She married Leslie E Bridges, June 4, 1925. He died May 1971. Funeral services for Mrs were held Oct. 7 at Wilton Morturary Chapel, Rev. Ray Harrison officiating, and burial was at Swan-lake Memory Gardens. Surviving are 1 son, Leslie A Bridges of Peoria; 3 daughters, Mrs. John W (Alberta) Stear, Washington; Mrs. Don (Marjorie) Gillan, Groveland; and Mrs. Kenneth (Levita) Blount, Peoria; and 1 Sister, Mrs. Beula Vawter, Camp Verde, Ariz. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.


BRIDGES, Robert, died 1917. Robert Bridges, 26, son in law of Wm. Loy, Rev. Roady of Kane. Bethel Baptist Church. Wife, Cora Loy Bridges.


BRIDGES, Ruby, born 03-08-1894, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, died 26-11-1970, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. ruby Bridges, 76 yrs, 3 mo, 23 days, died Nov.26, aat her home, Rt 2, Jerseyville. She had been in ill health. Mrs Bridges was born in Glasgow, KY, on Aug. 3, 1894. Surviving in addition to her husband, Russell S Bridges, are 6 sons; Martin Jerry Hirt of Jerseyville, Charles Stites of Clarksville, IN, Robert Eugene Stites of Norfolk, VA; 3 daughters, Mrs. Cora Mae Kinser of Taylorville, IN, Mrs. Clifford Hall of Lexington, IN, and Mrs. Mary Williams of Tyler, TX; 6 step children, Walter and Melvin Bridges of Alton, Lloyd Bridges of Brighton, Mrs. Walter Mueggenburg of Alton, Mrs. Lloyd Phipps of Cottage Hills, Mrs. William Taylor of Wood River; 28 grandchildren.


BRIDGES, Russell S., born 12-06-1902, Wrights, Greene County, Illinois, died 26-10-1977, buried Jalappa cemetery. Russell S Bridges, 75, of Jerseyville died Oct. 26 at St. Joseph hospital, St Charles, MO. He was born June 12, 1902 in Wrights, the son of Edgar & Mary Etta (Green) Bridges. He married Ida (tucker) Bridges. she died in 1933. Survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs. Walter (Helen) Mueggenburg, Alton, Mrs. William (Mary) Staylor, Bethalton and Mrs. Lloyd (Ruby) Phipps, Cottage Hills; 3 sons, Lloyd Bridges, Jerseyville, Walter L. Bridges, Godfrey and Melvin D Bridges, Alton; 22 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 1 sister, Sylvia Motsinger, Jerseyville. Visitation and funeral were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Dorcey Hill officiated with burial in Jalappa cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.


BRIDGES, Walter Horace, born 25-12-1890, Jersey County, Illinois, died 30-10-1968, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Walter Horace Bridges, 78, of Cottage Hills, a former Jersey County resident, died Oct. 30, at his home. He was found on a charred couch in his trailer. He was a son of the late Henry W & Clara A (Chance) Bridges and was born in Jersey county. He was a retired shoe factory worker and was a veteran of ww il he had resided in Cottage Hills for 8 years. He was a member of Worthey Post American Legion of Jerseyville and the VFW Post at Cottage Hills. He is survived by 2 brothers, Leslie E Bridges of Peoria and Fred E Bridges of Jerseyville. Funeral were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed, pastor of United Presbyterian church, Jerseyville officiated. Military rites at Oak Grove cemetery were under the auspices of Worthey Post American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.


BRIDGES, William, born 17-01-1832, Kentucky, died 1904, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. William Bridges, 72, born in KY, Jan. 17, 1832, and came to Illinois with parents. They settled in the south part of the state. In the early 50’s they moved to Jersey County and settled northwest of Jersey. He then moved to Girard, IL. About 35 years ago Bridges left home and wandered from place to place, finally going to CA. He was lost to his fFamily for many years. He spent 25 years in CA and returned to IL about 1 yr ago. For the past few months he has mingled part of the time among his family. He was the father of 7 children; his wife and 3 children preceding him in death. He died in Edwardsville. A member of ME church. His wife died in 1872. 4 children remain; Mrs. Fannie Kalbfleisch, Collinsville, IL, Mrs. Adele Dillingham, Maplewood, MO, Mrs. Rose Galep, St. Louis, MO and Bertha Bridges, St. Louis, MO; 9 grandchildren – 5 boys, 4 girls. Rev Catt conducted service with burial in Oak Grove.


BRIDGES, William L., born Jersey County, Illinois, died 04-04-1987, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. William L. Bridges, 68, died Apr. 4, 1987 at his residence, after a lengthy illness. Bridges was employed at Western Auto in Jerseyville as a retail sales clerk for the past 37 years. He was born in Jersey county, the son of Allie Bridges of Jerseyville and the late William Bridges. On Dec. 8, 1962, he married Edith (Marshall) Bridges. She survives. In addition to his mother and wife, surviving are 3 sons, Gary M. and Bill L. Bridges, both of Jerseyville, and Master Sgt Robert ll Bridges, stationed with the Air Force in England; 1 step son, Rodger Thornton of Jerseyville; 2 step daughters, Genevieve Tepen of Jerseyville and Janet Hill of Batchtown; 21 grandchildren; 1 g-grandchild; 1 sister, Gertrude Smith of Jerseyville; and 1 brother Kenneth Bridges of Alton. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Sercvices were at First Baptist Church of Jerseyville with Rev. John H. wilson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to family in care of Gubser Funeral Home or First Baptist Church.


BRIDGEWATER, Russell, born 08-04-1911, Greene County, Illinois, died 12-09-1977, buried Eldred cemetery. Russell Bridgewater, 66, of R2 Jerseyville, Sept. 12, at Jersey County Memorial hospital. He was a retired grain and livestock farmer. He was born in Greene County, Apr. 8, 1911 the son of the late Ornan W & Ethel (Blackwell) Bridgewater. March 26, 1930 he married Julia (Snyder) Bridgewater. Surviving are his wife; 2 Sons, Russell Richard Bridgewater and Kenneth Dale Bridgewater both of Jerseyville; 1 brother, William Bridgewater of Carrollton; 4 sister, Mrs. Victor (Wilma) Schmuck, Carrollton, Mrs. Cecil (Leona) Crosby, Hesperia, CA, Mrs. Finley (Louise) Smith of Inglewood, CA and Mrs. George (Ethel Mae) Hughes of Pomona, CA; 7 grandchildren and 5 g-granddaughters. Visitation and services were conducted at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Everett Chambers of First Baptist church officiated. Burial was in Eldred Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be given to the heart fund.


BRIGGS, Charles “Stormy”, born 09-03-1924, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 14-11-1993, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Charles “Stormy” Briggs, 69, died Nov.14, 1993, at Jersey Community hospital. He worked for nearly 30 years at Owens-Illinois Glass as a route clerk and retired in 1979. The WWII army veteran later worked part time at Dairy Queen in Jerseyville. born March 9, 1924, in Fieldon Township (Richwood), he was a son of the late William Briggs Sr. & Pearl (Cope) Briggs. He married Catherine (Goeman) Briggs Nov.30, 1963, in Jerseyville. She survives. Also surviving are a stepson,Fred Walther of Nashville, TN; 3 step grandchildren; Katie Primm, Becky Walther and Eric Walther; 1 step G-grandchild, Ashley Nichole Primm; 6 sisters, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) Davis of Jerseyville, Mrs. Delbert (Grace) Kanallakan of Jerseyville, Mrs. Milford (Elsie) Simpson of N Carolina, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Roberts of Dow, Mrs. Jim (Barbara) Lyles of Kane, and Mrs. James (Marcella) Lyles of Georgia; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Morris & Patricia Briggs of Delhi; and numerous nieces and nephews. 2 brothers, Paul and William Briggs, preceded him in death. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev John Allen of Peace United Church of Christ officiated with burial in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to ambulance fund or a charity of one’s choice.


BRIGGS, Daisy (White), died 31-07-1958. Daisy Briggs, 80 widow of Paul Briggs, died July 31, at Alton Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for 12 wks after having suffered a stroke. Before entering the hospital, Mrs. Briggs resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Rupert Rintoul south of Jerseyville. She was a daughter of the late C. H. & Mary (Slaten) White and was born in the Dow vicinity. Surviving are Mrs. Rintoul, 2 grandchildren, 1 g-grandchild, and 1 sister Mrs. Clarence Updike, Sr. of Jerseyville. Arrangements are pending at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville.


BRIGGS, Ellis F., Born Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-1976, buried 09-03-1976, Bunker Hill cemetery. Ellis F Briggs, 64, of Wood River, a native of Jersey County died recently. He was a pipefitter at American Oil Company until he retired in 1973. Survivors are his wife, Virginia (Middleton) Briggs; 1 son, Sgt Donald E Briggs of Augusta, GA; 2 grandchildren; and his brother William of Jerseyville. Services were held at Marks Mortuary in Wood River with burial in Bunker Hill cemetery.


BRIGGS, Emma, born 1870, East Newbern, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-09-1889. Miss Emma Briggs, 19, of East Newbern, died Sept. 1 at her sister’s house in St. Louis. She was born and raised in this vicinity.


BRIGGS, George M., born 26-05-1841, Jersey County, Illinois, died 1917. George M. Briggs, 76, son of Thomas & Adeline Briggs was born in Jersey county, May 26, 1841. He married Margaret (Harris) Briggs, daughter of William & Leah Harris, Apr. 24, 1862. Parent of 9 children, 8 surviving are Mrs. Clara Dodson of Fiatt, IL, Fred of Rosedale, CA, Wm of Canton, IL, Mrs. Nettie Smelser of Kirksville, MO, Charlie of Alton, Mrs. Addie Noble of St. Louis, MO, George of Alton, Dr Guy of St Louis; 1 brother Enoch; 19 grandchildren. Ollie died at age 9. Methodist church.


BRIGGS, Ollie May, born 1885, died 1894. Ollie May Briggs, 9, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Briggs, died at home from the effects of measles. Funeral from East Newbern Methodist Church, Rev J. E. burk officiated.


BRIGGS, Paul C., born 12-10-1925, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 21-09-1975, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Paul C. Briggs, 49, died at Sept. 21, at Jersey Community hospital, following an illness of 2 days. He was born Oct. 12, 1925 in Alton, the son of William & Pearl (Cope) Briggs. He served in the armed forces during WWII. He married Shirley (Ford) Briggs, Jun 28, 1951, and was a salesman for Colonial Bakery. Survivors include his wife, Shirley, daughter, Janice at home and Mrs. Dan (Diana) Osborn, Jerseyville; his parents; brothers, Charles William Jr., and Morris Briggs, all of Jerseyville; sisters, Mrs. Thelma Davis, of Kane; Mrs. Grace Kanallakan, Jerseyville; Mrs. Elsie Simpson, NC, Mrs. Betty Roberts, Dow and Barbara Lyles and Mrs. Marcella Lyles, both of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Robert Heintz officiated with interment in Oak Grove cemetery. He was a member of VFW, Moose, Eagles and American Legion. Memorials may be given to Mooseheart.


BRIGGS, Paul T., born 1878, died 1928. Paul T Briggs, 50, died at his home in Dow. Funeral from Newbern Presbyterian church, Rev. Geo Smith of Dow serving. He leaves his widow; daughter, Mrs. Robert Rintoul of near Dow; mother, Mrs. Mary Briggs of Granite City; 2 sisters, Miss Lucy Briggs of Granite City and Mrs. Robert Mcdow of Dow; 2 grandchildren. His father Thomas Briggs, died 6 years ago and his brother Wm, died Armistice Day, Nov.11, 1918.


BRIGGS, Pearl M. (Cope), born 25-12-1905, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 22-01-1980, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Pearl M. Briggs, 74, of Jerseyville, died Jan. 22, at Jersey Community hospital. Her husband was the late William Jefferson Briggs Sr. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Leo Nafd Todd officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born Dec. 25, 1905 at Fieldon, a daughter of Lonnie M. & Eliza Jane (Plum) Cope. Survivors are 2 sons, Charles W Briggs and Morris Briggs both of Jerseyville; 6 daughters, Thelma Davis, Kane, Grace Kanallakan, Barbara Lyles and Marcella Lyles, Jerseyville, Elsie Simpson, Winston Salem, NC and Betty Roberts, Dow; 1 brother, Earl Cope of Michigan; 1 sister, Mary Silk of Godfrey; 31 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sons, Paul and William Jr., 4 brothers and 1 sister. Memorials may be given to the Art fund.


BRIGGS, Theodore, born 05-09-1898, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 30-06-1917, buried Fieldon cemetery. Theodore Briggs, 18, died at the home of his father, Jefferson Briggs, 5 miles southwest of Fieldon June 30, funeral from Cumberland Presbyterian church, Rev. F O Wilson officiating and burial in Fieldon cemetery. Born in Fieldon, IL Sept. 5, 1898. He served as clerk in Heitzig store and for Jersey Merchantile company. His mother died when he was 14. He leaves his father, 3 brothers, Earnest, Willie and Ellis; 2 grandmothers; 9 uncles; and 8 aunts.


BRIGGS, William. William Briggs died at home in Fieldon, Sunday, April 27, 1902, age 63 years. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church in Fieldon, Rev. I. D. Crawford officiating. He was born in Greene County and was the 15th of 16 children. William Briggs was a Lieutenant in Company E, 6th Mo. Inf volunteers. Burial was in Fieldon Cemetery.

Among one of the earliest ones to enlist for the service of his country, under the Union banners, at the breaking out of the Civil War. A company was formed composed of men from Greene, Jersey and Calhoun counties, but their services were not accepted by the government, as it was thought that no more assistancewould be needed. They were determined to enter the service, and enlisted as a body in the 6th Missouri regiment, under Colonel Bland at St. Louis. They began service in Missouri and their first fighting was at Pilot Knob. From there they went up the Missouri River to Jefferson City, thence to Tipton, and were in the famous forced march of General Fremont from Tipton to Springfield.

After finishing service there they went to Shiloh, and then to Corinth, which they captured. From there they went to Memphis, Tennessee, then to Chickasaw Bayou, where the regiment lost 85 men in ten minutes. Then to Arkansas Point, and settled down to the seige of Vicksburg, where our subject assisted in making the famous canal, while in charge of a fatigue squad. He was in the whole seige there and participated in the capture of the city. He was left in charge of the sick in his regiment for awhile and joined it later on at Camp Sherman on Black River. They came up the river to Memphis and marched to Chattanooga where they participated in the celebrated crossing of the river on pontoons, then went to Knoxville to relieve General Burnsides. They wintered in Bridgeport, Alabama, and in the spring of 1864, Mr. Briggs re-enlisted and came home on veteran furlough. After 60 days he joined Sherman at Dalton, Georgia, and from that point was with him on his world-renowned march to the sea, participating in all the engagements. His regiment went with Sherman up through the Carolinas to Washington, and participated in the last grand review of Sherman’s army at the National Capitol. His regiment then went to Louisville, Kentucky thence to Little Rock, Arkansas where they were discharged, and afterwards were mustered out at St. Louis, Mo., only 30 men being left out of 110 who enlisted. Mr. Briggs was 1st Lieutenant of Co E, 6th regiment of Missouri, when mustered out. He had been orderly sergeant from the end of his first year’s service until the time of his promotion. At the close of the war he came home, and in 1867 was married to Emily Dunham, daughter of Amos and Mary (Barr) Dunham. From Jerseyville Republican, May 1, 1902.


BRIGGS, William Jefferson, born 16-08-1929, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 17-03-1978, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. William Jefferson Briggs, 48, of Jerseyville, was pronounced dead on arrival at Jerseyville Community hospital March 17. His death was unexpected. Briggs was an operating engineer at Shell Oil company. He was born Aug. 16, 1929 in Fieldon, a son of William J. & Pearl (Cope) Briggs Sr. His survivors are his wife, Shirley (Darringer) Briggs; 1 daughter, Elizabeth (Peggy) Briggs, Petersburg; his mother; 2 brother, Charles and Morris Briggs of Jerseyville; 6 sister, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) Davis of Kane, Mrs. Delbert (Grace) Kanallakan and Mrs. James (Barbara) Lyles of Jerseyville, Mrs. Milford Simpson of Winston-Salem, NC, Mrs. Hearald (Betty) Roberts of Dow and Mrs. James T (Marcella) Lyles of Newbern. Services weere conducted at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Leonard Todd officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to heart fund.


BRIGGS, William S., born 1881, died 11-1918, buried East Newbern. Wm. S Briggs, 37, died at his home in Dow after a long illness of dropsy. Funeral from Holiness church at Dow and burial in East Newbern cemetery. He leaves his wife; 2 children; 1 step daughter.


BRIGHT, Iola Lucretia, born 1908, died 13-08-1909. Iola Lucretia Bright, 1 yr, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Percy Bright, died Aug. 13. Funeral from home of Mr. & Mrs. Lathe Stoeckel, Rev. Stephen Catt officiating.


BRIGHT, J. R., born 30-11-1888, Napholin, Tennessee, died 07-1971, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. J. R “Jack” Bright, 81, died at his home in Jerseyville, after an illness of 4 years. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Born in Napholin, TN, Nov 30, 1888, he was the son of the flate James & Martha Bright. Mr Bright was former owner of the South State St. Texaco Station and was a member of the local Odd Fellows Lodge. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Clara ) Green and Mrs. Haydn (Ruth) Angle of White Hall and 1 son, Heath Bright of Alton. His wife, Eva, preceded hHim in death.


BRIGHT, Louise (Walz), born 08-05-1884, Jersey County, Illinois, died 08-01-1975, buried Fieldon cemetery. Louise Bright, 90, a resident of Greenwood Manor, died Jan. 8. Final rites were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev William Smith officiated and interment was in Fieldon cemetery. She was born May 8, 1884 in Jersey county, the daughter of Jacob & Katherine (Heilm) Walz. Her husband, Cal Bright, died in 1958. She is survived by a foster daughter, Mrs. Orville Scoggins of Jerseyville, nieces and nephews.


BRIGHT, Percy L., born 03-05-1883, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 1971, buried Kane cemetery. Percy L. Bright, 87 yrs, 8 mo, and 29 days, retired Jerseyville businessman, died at Jewish hospital in St. Louis where he had been a patient fFor a little over a week. Mr Bright was a son of the late Henry & Mary (Robb) Bright, and was born in Jerseyville, May 3, 1883. His survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Zigman (Clorene) Thomas of Mexico, MO, and Mrs. Francis (Elsie) Worthey of Jerseyville; 4 granddaughters; 10 great grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mrs. Wayne Williams of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his wife and 3 daughters, Iola & Rowena Bright and Mary Margaret Cockrell. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev M. Edwards Breed, pastor of First United Presbyterian church, officiated and burial was in Kane cemetery.


BRINGHURST, Harry, born 1857, died 1895. Harry Bringhurst, 38, died at his home in St. Louis, quite suddenly of apoplexy. Word was received here Sun am. He was assistant of his brother, Robert Bringhurst, the sculptor, and a brother John, of Jerseyville, and James of Fidelity. The funeral took palce at Fidelity Baptist church, Rev. J. J. porter, officiating.


BRINGHURST, James, born 1818, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died 23-06-1870, buried Oakland cemetery. James Bringhurst, 52, departed this life June 23, 1870. It is our sSad duty to chronicle the decease of one so well and favorably known as the subject of this memorial, which we regret in such limited space is unequal to what we feel the mournful event deserves. Dr Bringhurst, a Philadelphian by birth, removing to our section at an early day, identified himself with its interest, grew with its growth and attained celebrity in his profession. No one seemed better aquainted with our various types of disease, local and general, which he handled with marked success to the physical relief of his many patients. Acumen and persevering energy entered into the man’s composition and won a place for him among the chief of his medical brethern, but who is not mortal? After years spent in baffling the ills which flesh is heir to the champion is forced to battle for himself, and finds his own tenure of life in jeopardy. Suffice it to say that after long months of torturing ailment, our friend was fain to concede the palm to victor death, and the skilled physician falls victim to what is known as “bright’s” disease, that rarely fails to secure its priy in the fatal embrace. Dr Bringhurst departed this life June 23, in his 52 yr, resigned to the divine decree and comparatively without a struggle. In order to afford his extensive circle of relations, friends and acquaintances opportunity to attend, his funeral took place Sun noon where he died at his brother-in-law’s residnce, Henry Ryan, Fidelity and he was buried in Oakland cemetery, near there. The concourse was unusually large, it being estimated that between 900 and 1000 were present, the procession, of some 200 vehicles, extending quite from the house to the burying bround. Great numbers came from adjacent towns and country, besides the Free Masons Lodges of Jerseyville and Fidelity. After the Order for Burial for the Dead, by Rev. Henry G. ?arry of the Episcopal church, the Worshipful Masters, Charles Miner and Edward R Teitsort of Jerseyville and Fidelity AF & AM, respectively, with officers and members in uniform attending under county. Smith M. Titus as marshal, Rev. Mr. Pery rendered, by request, the appropriate ritual masonic, and the whold fraternity joined to accord the grand honors and minutia of mystic ceremonial in respect to their lamented dead. Dr Bringhurst leaves a widow and 4 sons, (the youngest 11 yrs) to deplore their loss of the dutiful husband and devoted parent. They share the sympathy of all and those who best knew the deceased will realize wath the bereavement of this family is. Peace to his ashes.


BRINKMAN, August H., born 1909, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 02-02-1982, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. August H. Brinkman, 73, of East Alton, formerly of Jerseyville, died at his residence. Born in Calhoun county, he was a son of the late August H & Laura (Simpson) Brinkman. He was an adjuster at Olin corporation where he retired in 1973 with 31 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Verna (Devous) Brinkman, whom he married Dec. 26, 1971; 2 sons, Robert M. Brinkman of Yorktown, VA and William L. Devous of East Alton; 1 daughter, Wilma Brinkman of Wood River; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 6 sisters, Emma Garrison, Hilda Franke and Musetta Siemer, all of Batchtown, Helen Billbuck of Brighton, Theresa Creech of Godfrey and Loraine Haynes of West Palm Beach, FL. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mae (Kroeschel) Brinkman who died in 1968; and 1 son, Gene Brinkman. Masonic rites were conducted at Marks mortuary, Wood River by the Jerseyville Lodge No 394 AF & AM. services were held there also. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Madison County Hospice.


BRINKMAN, Dale E., born19-11-1936, Godfrey, Madison County, Illinois, died 23-06-1972, buried McGee cemetery. Dale Brinkman, 35, of Dorsey, whose body was found June 23, by 2 Brighton boys near Dunnagan’s Lake on Blue Ridge Road. They had noticed a truck parked near the lake since early fri. Funeral rites were conducted at Gent Funeral home, Alton. Graveside services were held at McGee cemetery in Grassy, MO. Brinkman was employed as a truck driver in Godfrey for 20 years and was also a partner in Melville garage. He was born, Nov.19, 1936 in Godfrey, the son of Mrs. Lucille Brinkman and the late Eric J. Brinkman. Survivors are his wife, Lovella (Atchison) Brinkman; 2 daughters, Charlotte and Angela both at home; and 1 sister, Mrs. Elaine McIntire of Delhi.


BRINKMAN, Edyth L. (Gillham), born 1910, Dow, Jersey County, Illinois, died 1984, buried Valhalla cemetery. Edyth L. Brinkmann, 74, of Godfrey, died at Jersey Community hospital. She had been taken there following a traffic accident in Jersey county. Born in Dow, the daughter of the late Luther & Edna (Watson) Gillham, she married William A Brinkman in 1934 in Edwardsville and he survives. Visitation and services were held at Gent Funeral home. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to American Heart Association.


BRINKMAN, Laura, died 1945, buried Wilson cemetery. Mrs. Laura Brinkman of Alton, mother of August Brinkman of Jersyville, died Sun at Alton Memorial hospital. Remains were taken to Batchtown where funeral services were held at the Lutheran church. Burial was in Wilson cemetery.


BRINTON, Alfred, born 30-09-1836, Chester County, Pennsylvania, died 22-02-1905. Alfred Brinton, 68, died at his home Feb. 22. Funeral from Presbyterian church, Rev. T f Marshall officiated. Visitation was held at Commercial hotel. Mr Brinton was born in Chester county, PA, Sept. 30, 1863. He enlisted in the union army at Harrisburg, PA and saw 3 years service. Commissioned 2nd Lieut of Co M. 20 Regiment of Penn Mounted Volunteers, became 1st Lt. Many incidents of his war record are well known to his old friends. After the close of the war he came west and on Dec. 29, 1875 he married Otilla (Oehmstead) Brinton. She survives; also surviving are 3 children, Alvin L, Herbert C. and Stella; 2 brothers and 1 sister. On March 4, 1878, he enlisted and was commissioned 1st Lt of Co E 15th batallion, IL National Guard at Grafton, by Gov Shelby Matcullom (?). He had been in the baking business in Grafton.


BRINTON, Jane, born 1840, died 07-05-1908. Mrs. Jane Brinton, 68, died in St. Louis May 7. She was a former resident of Grafton.


BRITT, Bert Melvin, born27-09-1917, Pulaski, Illinois, died 02-01-1969, buried Cemetery Scenic Hill cemetery. Bert Melvin Britt, 51, died at his home, Jan. 2, from an apparent heart attack. He was dead on arrival at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Charles Morris, pastor of Grafton Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery. Members of Whalen Hill Post No 648, American Legion, conducted graveside rites. Mr Britt was employed as a setup man at Peavey Flour company in Alton. born Sept. 27, 1917, at Pulaski, he was the son of the late James William & Emma V (Knight) Britt. He spent most of his life in Grafton. Survivors are his wife, Virginia (Church) Britt; 1 daughter, Mrs. Wayne Bannister of Grafton; 2 grandchildren; and 5 Brother, Russell of Mounds, Jesse and Edward of Rockford, Lowell of Chicago, and James of St. Louis.


BRITT, James H., born 30-03-1915, Pulaski, Illinois, died 16-08-1973, buried Cemetery Scenic Hill cemetery. James H. Britt, 58, of Jerseyville, died Aug. 16, at St. Louis City hospital of acute myocardiac infraction. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Kenneth Workman officiated. Graveside services and burial were in Scenic Hill cemetery. Whaley Post American Legion gave rites. A WWII veteran, he was born in Pulaski, a son of William & Emma (Knight) Britt. Mr Britt was a cook on a barge line for many years. Surviving are 1 son, James C. Britt of Stockton, KS; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Opal) Becker, Sr of Kampsville and Mrs. Ronald (Barbara) Delp of Jerseyville; 11 gGrandchildren; 2 brothers, Lowell of Yorkville and Edward of Rockford. He was preceded in death by his parents his wife Hazel, 4 brothera and 1 sister.


BRITTON, Rosa Lee, born 1867, died 11-1918, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Rosa Lee Britton, 51, died at her home, from the flu. Surviving are 2 sons, Walter and Irvin Daniels; 3 daughters, Miss Nellie Britton, Mrs Dovie Gross and Mrs. Bessie Pruitt. Private services from her home. Rev Thomas Ready of Kane officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BROCK, Henry, born 1865, died 1880. Henry T Brock, 25, of Elsah died of typhus fever. ME church with Rev Harrington officiating.


BROCK, J. Russell, died 1921. Incomplete info. The body of sergeant J. Russell Brock, who was killed in — in – ing the late war, arrived — sat morning, and will be held there next —- not having been set as —- the son of Mrs H. V —- louis, and 1 nephew —-brinton, formerly of ——. Sergeant Brock was an —- b, 138th infantry. He —- his fathe, Capt Brock ——– yacht of Elsah, and by —– mother and a brother jus—- in St. Louis.


BROCK, Mary Caroline, born 1845, died 01-1916, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Mary Carolin Brock, 71, died at the county farm. Funeral and burial in Oak Grove cemetery beside her brother Tubal C. Brock, who died some years ago at the county farm and whose son purchased the lot in Oak Grove.


BROCK, Mary J. (Piggott), born 01-11-1822, St. Louis, died 1879. Mrs. Mary J. Brock, was born in St. Louis, MO, Nov.1, 1822 the daughter of Rev Dr Isaac & Sarah Piggott. She was one of 12 children all of whom have preceded her except Mr. A P Lame of St. Louis. Came to Jerseyville with parents. Rev Piggott was appointed here having been appointed a circuit preacher over several countyunties. Converted and joined ME church at Grafton. Om 1844. Married to Robert T Brock July 4, 1855. 1 son and 1 daughter.


BROCK, Robert, born 31-12-1827, Greene County, Illinois, died 04-05-1895, buried ??- St. Louis. Robert Brock, born in Greene County Dec. 31, 1827, died May 4, 1895. He moved to Otter Creek prairie in 1829. Attended “stone school” and Jones Commercial College in St. Louis. He was a collector of water rates for St. Louis. Moved back to Jersey County in 1874 and was in the real estate business. Funeral from the home, Rev. Tyson officiated and burial was in St. Louis.


BROCK, Russell, died 06-10-1919. Russell Brock, was killed in action. Son of Justin Brock of Elsah, his eldest son. He leaves his wife, who was Mill Carrie Schaaf, formerly of Grafton. Before entering service he lived in St. Louis.


BROCK, Tarlton F., born 16-07-1802, Franklin, Virginia, died 11-1876. Tarlton F Brock, 75, died at his home. Old citizen of Jersey County having removed to Greene County in spring of 1825 and settled near Carrollton. In March 1829 he removed to south Greene County, northwest of Jerseyville and settled on the place from which he has just been removed by death. Joined ME church in 1823. Class leader, exhorter for nearly 50 years. Great friend of education and did much to promote same. Born in Franklin county, VA, July 16, 1802. First postmaster appointed at Otterville around 1832. Served in Black Hawk war, being on staff of Col J. T. Askew. Funeral from Salem church. Rev Harmon serving.


BROCKFIELD, born 1804, died 28-04-1880, buried Tribble cemetery. Mr. Brookfield, 76, of Piasa Township, died on the 28. He was an older resident of the county. Buried with Masonic honors in Tribble burying grounds on L. G. Wilkerson farm, west of Piasa.


BROCKMAN, Herman F., born 03-01-1860, St. Louis, Missouri, died 05-03-1928, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Herman F Brockman, 68, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr & Mrs. Lee Tunehorst, March 5, in St. Louis. Body brought to Jerseyville to Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Christian Science services were held, burial in Oak Grove. He was the son of William B & Wilhelmina (Koch) Brockman and born in St. Louis, Jan 3, 1860. Parents were natives of Germany. In 1861 he came to Jerseyvivlle with his parents. Until 13 years of age he attended public schools of Jerseyville and then went to work on a farm. At the age of 19, he began learning the baker trade and in 1887 started his own bakery in the Van Horne building. Later he moved to the Laufkoetter building across the street where he continued the business until 1927. He sold to Joseph Arnold. The Brockman family moved to Houston, TX. Where they remained for a few months, later returning to St. Louis. On July 5, 1883, Mr. Brockman married Emma (Leresche) Brockman. She preceded him in death May 20, 1919. Survived by 4 children, Mrs. Lee Tunehorst, Miss Adelia Brockman, Cornelius and Fred Brockman. 1 son Paul, died a number of years ago.


BROCKMAN, Roy W., born Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 1967, buried Oak Grove Cemetery – St. Louis Roy W Brockman, son of the late Henry Brockman and was born and educated in Jerseyville. His father owned and operated the red corner bakery here for a number of years. Mr Brockman operated a business school in St. Louis for some time, later locating in Wentzville where he was engaged in the real estate business. He is survived by his wife, Cleo (Boore) Brockman of Wentzville. Mrs O T Kruse, cousin of the deceased, received word of his death in Wentzville, MO. He had been in failing health. Final rites were held in Wentzville and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery in St. Louis.


BROCKMAN, Wilhemena, born 1830, died 1905. Wilhemena Hirz ? Hinz Brockman, 75, German Evangelical church.


BROCKMAN, William F., Born Germany, died 03-1918, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. William F Brockman, 65, died at his home Sat. Had lived in Jerseyville since childhood. A native of Germany he came to the US at the age of 5 with his parents. He lived in St. Louis for a time, then came to Jersey county. Engaged in the bakery business with brothers, Herman and Henry Brockman, but in 1887 partnership dissolved and he entered the cigar business which he learned under Henry Brandt. Made a success of this business both retail and wholesale. He leaves his wife, 1 son, Louis F; 1 daughter, Minnie; 2 brothers, Herman of Jerseyville, and Henry of St. Louis; 1 sister, Mrs. William Pittman of Granite City. Funeral from German Evangelical church, Rev. Paul Stange officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Members of Steelman and Hickory Grove Camps, Mwa attended service in a group. It was a motor funeral. Among pallbearers were 6 nephews: Cornelius Brockman, Roy W Brockman of St. Louis, Harry C. Coates, Thomas Coates, Henry C. Coates, Thomas C. Coates, Fred Pittman of Granite City and Russel Weule of Grafton.


BROCKMEYER, died 16-02-1927. Mrs. John Brockmeyer, died Feb. 16. The Union Forrest community was shocken and grieved over the suddness of her death. She had been about her daily tasks and no one had notice any change until she came in from caring for her poultry and sat down in a chair where she suddenly expired.


BROCKMEYER, Anna Marie, born 1823, died -12-1908. Mrs. Anna Marie Brockmeyer, 85, died at her home 8 miles southwest of Jerseyville. German Evangelical church at Fieldon, Rev. C. R. Hempel officiating.


BROCKMEYER, Henry J., born 03-1885, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 18-01-1947, buried Fieldon cemetery. Henry J. Brockmeyer, 61 yrs, 10 mo, 16 days, a farmer of Otter Creek Township, died at his home Jan. 18. Mr Brockmeyer was the son of the late John & Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer, and he was born at Jerseyville, March ?, 1885. He had been engaged in farming in Jersey County for 46 years. Surviving are 2 sister, Miss Ida Brockmeyer and Mrs Ada Frazer of Fieldon, and 1 brother, Martin J. Brockmeyer of Alton. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Christ Evangelical & Reformed Church in Fieldon. Rev Louis V Huber officiated and interment was in Fieldon cemetery.


BROCKMEYER, Ida, born 17-01-1900, Jersey County, Illinois, died 12-1964, buried Fieldon cemetery. Miss Ida Brockmeyer, 63, of R3 Fieldon, died in Alton. She had been ill for some time. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Arthur Ledebuhr, pastor of Hope Lutheran church, Jerseyville officiated and burial was in Fieldon Cemetery. Miss Brockmeyer was born in Jersey county, a daughter of the late John & Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer. She would have marked her 64th birthday Jan. 7. Surviving are 1 sister, Mrs. Herbert Frazer of Jerseyville and 1 brother, Martin Brockmeyer of Kansas City, KS. Her parents and 2 brothers, Henry and Frank Brockmeyer preceded her in death.


BROCKMEYER, Martin J., born 1887, Jersesyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 07-1965, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Martin J. Brockmeyer, 78, died last week at St. Mary hospital in Kansas City, MO. Services were held at Gent Chapel in Alton, Rev. Charles Stevens, pastor of Alton Evangelical church, officiating. Committal riyes were held at Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. Mr Brockmeyer was the husband of Dora (Maguire) of Jerseyville. She died in Apr. of 1963. He was born in Jerseyville, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. John H. Brockmeyer, but for many years had made his home in Alton while employed by International Shoe company, since last Oct. he had been with a son, John in Prairie Village, KS, and was a patient at the hospital 53 days before his death. Surviving are his son; 1 granddaughter; and 1 sister, Mrs. Ada Frazer of Jerseyville.


BROGLIE. Flora, Elanor and Mary Broglie, young daughters of Joseph Broglie of Alton, were drowned in a shallow Mississippi river slough near Riehl, IL, yesterday afternoon, after the skiff in which Thomas Harr of Upper Alton was rowing them had capsized. Harr, in trying to save one at a time, was seized by all and barely escaped with his own life. Roger Wyckoff, 6 years old, the fifth member of the skiff party, saved himself by bestriding the overturned boat. Efforts at resuscitating the girls were made under directions from Dr Enos of Alton, to whom H. C. Christoe telephoned from E a Riehl’s house on a high bluff. Christoe shouted the physician’s orders to those below, and they almost succeded in restoring the oldest girl. She showed signs of life, but relapsed and died. Flora was a member of a large camping party which has for a week been tenting on the Illinois shore, along a slough which separates the mainland from Scotch Jimmy’s and near the mouth of Piasa creek. Riehl Station is 6 miles north of Alton, and is named after the family whose home crowns the bluff. The 2 younger Broglie girls went to the camp yesterday, intending to stay over Sunday, but there was no room for them, and they had to make their plans to go home on the afternoon train. Shortly before 3 pm while Flora was bathing in the slough near the camp, young Harr, another bather, offered to give her and her sisters a skiff ride. They accepted the invitation but said they must be back by train time, so it was decided to row up the slough to “the falls” a quarter of a mile above. Flora was in her bathing suit the others in everyday costume. – rest incomplete


BROOKS, born 1841, died 19-12-1911. Mrs. M. J. Brooks, 70, died Dec. 19, formerly of Jerseyville, died at the home of her son, Leslie Brooks, in Portland, OR.


BROOKS, born Jersey County, Illinois, died 1918, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. (this seems to be part of previous Charles Eugene Brooks, but has differences) Born 3 1/2 miles north of Jerseyville, he grew to manhood on the farm. Married Olive (Darlington) of McClusky in Oct. 1880; 2 children, 1 daughter who died in infancy and 1 son Earl, of Compton, CA. His wife died in July, 1890. In Oct. 1893 he married Clara (Boemer) Brooks of Jerseyville. In Feb. 1906, he moved west to Altus, OK. He converted to the Baptist Church. Moved to St. Louis and was deacon of Fourth Baptist Church there. He leaves his wife, 1 son Earl, 1 sister Mrs. Olive Adams of Jerseyville, 1 half brother, A. L. Brooks of St. louis. At his own request his body was laid to rest in Oak Grove cemetery. He was a member of the Hickory Grove Camp, No 442, Mwa, who had charge of service. Sermon delivered by neighbor C. P. Atchison.


BROOKS, Bradley Russell, born 04-04-1974, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois, died 04-04-1974, buried 06-04-1974, Oak Grove Cemetery. Bradley Russell Brooks, 6 hrs, infant son of Robert & Carolyn (Castleberry) Brooks of Kane died Apr. 4, shortly after birth at White Hall hospital. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Surviving besides his parents are 1 brother, Robert Lee of Kane; grandparents, Marvell Brooks oOf Kane and Russell Castleberry of White Hall; g-grandparents, Mrs Ida Brooks, Jerseyville, Mrs. Gertrude Talley, Fieldon and Mrs. Nellie Castleberry, White Hall.


BROOKS, Charles Eugene, born 1854, Jersey County, Illinois, died 1918. Charles Eugene Brooks, 64, died at Mt Vernon. Remains brought to Jerseyville to the home of Mrs. Olive Adams, sister of Mr. Brooks. Funeral services were private, from the Adams home. Rev Joe Jenkins officiated. He leaves his wife and 1 son, Earl Brooks of Compton, CA.


BROOKS, Clara Evelyn (Benson), born 06-11-1870, Jersey County, Illinois, died 12-09-1959, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Clara Evelyn Brooks, 88, Jerseyville resident, died Sept. 12, at Green Lawn nursing home where she had resided for 8 years. Visitation and sServices were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl Dickey, pastor of First Methodist Church officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Brooks was a daughter of the late Robert F & Martha A (Springgate) Benson and was born in Jersey county Nov 6, 1870. She had lived in Jerseyville for 40 years and was a meEmber of First Methodist Church. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. George L. Dugan of Jerseysvivlle, Mrs. W G. Buhrer of Wichita, KS, and Mrs. James Hortedn of Washington, DC; 2 sons, Lynn B Brooks of Jerseyville and Arthur M. Brooks of Alton; 9 grandchildren and 16 g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Brooks, and 1 son, Harold B Brooks.


BROOKS, Everett L., born 1891, died 23-01-1978, buried Kane cemetery. Everett L. Brooks, 69, of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Kane, died Freemont hospital in Los Angeles. Graveside services were held at Kane cemetery. Rev Earl Clagg of Bethel Methodist Church officiated. Surviving are his wife, Mayme Brooks of Los Angeles; 1 son Everett Brooks Jr., of Los Angeles; 1 daughter, Mrs. Mary Pope of FL; 2 brothers, Clarence Brooks of Springfield and Howard Brooks of Kemper; 2 Sister, Mrs. Vivian Jackson of Jerseyville and Mrs. Meda Gross of Medora; 10 grand children; and 2 great grandchildren.


BROOKS, Harold Ball, born 26-03-1898, Jersey County, Illinois, died 17-03-1958, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Harold Ball Brooks, 60 yrs, 11 mo, 21 days, City Clerk of Jerseyville for 25 yrs, died March 17, following an illness which extended over a period of months. Prior to becoming city clerk was a teacher in rural schools of Jersey county. The decedent was born in Jersey County, March 26, 1898, a son of Clara (Benson) Brooks and the late Fred L. Brooks. Surviving are his 88 yr old mother; his wife, Minnie Brooks; 3 sisters, Mrs. George Dugan, Jerseyville, Mrs. W G. Buhrer, Wichita, KS, and Jrs James Hortin, Washington DC; 2 brothers, Lynn B Brooks, Jerseyville and Arthur M. Brooks of Alton, and 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Don Bonnaker of Eureda, Mo. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl Dickey, pastor of First Methodist Church officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BROOKS, Ida O. (Woolsey), born 05-03-1891, Greene County, Illinois, died 12-02-1982, buried Lax cemetery. Ida O Brooks, 90, of Jerseyville, died Feb. 12, at Greenwood Manor nursing home where she had resided for 3 years. She had previously lived with her son, George Brooks. Visitation and funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev V Clay Noah officiated and burial was in Lax cemetery. Born in Greene County March 5, 1891 a daughter of the late Daniel & Sarah (Chism) Woolsey. Her husband, George W Brooks, died in Oct, 1935. She is survived by 3 sons, George, Virgil and Truman, all of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Wilma Willison of Arcola; 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 40 g-g-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Viola Brooks and Lavinia Mourning of Jerseyville and Alice Powell of Medora. She was preceded in death by 1 son, 3 daughters and 1 granddaughter. Memorials may be given to Bethany Baptist church and ameican soc.


BROOKS, James R., born 1917, Plainview, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 12-1982, buried Chesterfield cemetery. James R Brooks, 65, of RR1, was dead on arrival at Carlinville area hospital. Born in Plainview, son of the late James R & Laura Belle (Brannan) Brooks, he was a pipe tester at Laclede Steel. He was a veteran of WWII and married Katie Margaret (Dawson) Brooks on June 8, 1946. She survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, James B of Boise, Idaho and Jerry R of Panama City, FL; 3 grandchildren; 2 sister, Roberta Roller of Carlinville and Clara Belle Mcafee of Shipman; and 1 brother, Joseph of Streator. Visitation and services were held at Warner-Targhetta funeral home in Chesterfield. Rev Rick Jashinske officiated. Burial was in Chesterfield cemetery.


BROOKS, Jimmy Dale, born 08-1944, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 08-1944, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Jimmy Dale Brooks, infant son of Donald T & Edith Mae (Hanlin) Brooks was interred at Oak Grove cemetery, Rev. Louis V Huber officiating.


BROOKS, Katie, born 1860, died 01-11-1878. Katie Brooks, 18, daughter of James & Anna Brooks, died at her family home east of Kane, Nov.1, 1878. Funeral by Rev. B B Hamilton at Kane Baptist church.


BROOKS, Lynn B., born 1893, Jersey County, Illinois, died 09-1985, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Lynn B Brooks, 92, died at Garnet’s Chateau nursing home, Jerseyille. He retired from farming in 1942 and was born in Jersey county, a son of the lateFred & Clara (Benson) Brooks. On Nov.1, 1918, in Alton he married Nellie (Barringer) Brooks. She died May 3, 1980. Surviving are 1 son, Roger of Jerseyville; 3 grandchildren; 3 g-grandchildren; 1 brother, Arthur of Alton; and 2 sister, Helen Buhrer of Carrollton and Pauline Hortin of Tavares, FL. Visitation and services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral rites observed by Kane Masonic Lodge, of which he was the oldest member. Rev V Clay Noah officiated at burial services and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church where he had been a member.


BROOKS, Minnie (Willis), born 1898, Delevan, Tazewell County, Illinois, died 1984, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Minnie (Mcgee) Brooks, 86, died at Garnet’s Chateau nursing home in Jerseyville. Born in Delevan, daughter of the Late Milton & Margaret (Gentry) Willis, she married Frank Mcgee in 1914 and he died in 1953. Then she married Harold Brooks in 1955 and he died in 1958. Surviving are 1 daughter, Joyce Bonacker, Springfield, MO; 2 grandchildren; 1 g-grandchild; 4 sisters, Ethel Cecil, Patton, MO, Mildred Upton and Margaret Shields, of Jerseyville and Vivian Morrison of Delhi; and 2 brothers, Emery Willis of Carrollton and Russell Willis of Jerseyville. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev James Pepper officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BROOKS, Nellie E. (Barringer), born 05-06-1896, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-05-1980, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Nellie E Brooks, 84, died May 3 at Greenwood Manor where she had been a patient for 2 wks. Visitation and services were held at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev V. Clay Noah officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born June 5, 1896 in Jersey county, a daughter of the late Rudolph & Julia (Ritchey) Barringer. Mrs Brooks was a member of First Baptist Church and Philathea sunday school class. Surviving are her husband Lynn Brooks whom she married Nov 1, 1917; 1 son, Roger L. Brooks, Jerseyville; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 1 sister preceded her in death. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church.


BROOKS, Olivia, born 1856, died 1891. Olivia Brooks, 35, wife of Eugene Brooks died at her home 3 miles north of Jerseyville. Funeral from ME church with Rev. J. Leeper officiating.


BROOKS, Ralph E., born 07-10-1910, Greene County, Illinois, died 09-1973, buried Witt cemetery. Ralph E Brooks, 62, died at his home in Jerseyville, following an extended period of ill health. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held at First Baptist Church, Jerseyville, Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Burial was in Witt cemetery at Rockbridge. Mr Brooks, a son of Ramond Brooks & the late Callie (Hutchens) Brooks, was born in Greene County Oct 7, 1910. He had been engaged in farming until his health became impaired. Surviving are his wife, Lula (Perrin) Brooks; 2 sons, Ralph R Brooks of Mesa, AZ, and Ronnie L. Brooks of Jerseyville; 2 daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Jo) Brinkman of Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. Paul (Ethel) Anderson of Eldred; 3 brothers, Everett of Los Angeles, CA, Clarence of Springfield, and Howard of Kemper; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl (Minta) Gross, Medora and Mrs Glenn (Vivian) Jackson, Jerseyville, his father Raymond Brooks, Jerseyville and 9 grandchildren. His mother and 2 sisters preceded him in death.


BROOKS, Raymond P., born 21-07-1887, Kansas, died 02-10-1975, buried Kane cemetery. Raymond P Brooks, 88, died Oct. 2 at Garnet’s Chateau where he had resided for 8 years. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Everett Chambers officiated and burial was in Kane cemetery. A farmer, he was born July 21, 1887 in Kansas, a son of Amos & Ida (Woolsey) Brooks. Surviving are 3 sons, Everett of Los Angeles, CA, Clarence of Springfield and Howard of Kemper; 2 daughters, Mrs. Pearl (Minta) Gross of Medora and Vivian Jackson of Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 1 g-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 1 son, 2 daughters and 1 sister. Memorials may be given to the heart fund.


BROOKS, Viola (Woolsey), born 1895, Greene County, Illinois, died 01-10-1988, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Viola Brooks, 95, died Oct. 1, 1988, at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. She was born in Greene County, daughter of the late Daniel & Laura D (Chism) Woolsey. She married Willis R Brooks Sept. 12, 1910, in Greene County. He died Dec. 14, 1967. Surviving are 3 daughters, Enid Davis and Millie Burch both of Jerseyville, and Opal Kirby of Fieldon; 2 sons, Hershel Brooks of Quincy and Darrell Brooks of Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 21 g-great grandchildren; and 1 sister, Lavinia Mourning of Jerseyville. 2 sons, 2 daughters, 10 sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Visitation and services were from Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev Charles Epperly and Rev. John Wilson officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Bethany Baptist Church of Jerseyville where Mrs. Brooks was a member.


BROOKS, Wm., born 04-09-1835, Lancashire, England, died 1898. Wm. Brooks, 62, native of Lancashire, England, born there Sept. 4, 1835. Fifth son of Wm. & Mary Brooks and was 5 years old when he came with parents to America. Family lived in New Jersey, Rhode Island, then to Greene County near Kane. He married Laura (Davis) Aug. 8, 1855. 7 children were born to them and 4 survive. Caroline died in infancy; William and Leora L. died several years ago. Surviving are Mrs L. C. Collins of Chesterfield, Mrs. H. L. Goodsell, of Fayette, Mrs. Gilbert Rourke and Miss Loella of Greenfield; 3 brothers, Robert Brooks, 74, and James E, both living near Kane, Charles in Jersey county, 3 brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death.


BROPHY. Mr. James BROPHY, an old man living half a mile south of Otterville, on last Monday, was found lying dead by the side of a tree which he had felled. It was supposed at the inquest that one of the limbs of the tree, in falling, had struck him on the head, causing his death. He was an Irishman, quite old and a quiet and peaceful citizen. Jersey County Democrat, January 3, 1873.


BROWER, Ethel H. (Shattuck), born 1897, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, died 01-06-1988, buried Cemetery Upper Alton cemetery. Ethel H. Brower, 91, formerly of Rockbridge and Medora, died June 1, 1988, at Greenwood Manor, Jerseyville. She retired as an operator From Olin corporation after many years of service. Born in Alton, she was the daughter of the late James & Emma (Harlan) Shattuck. Her first husband, Archie G. Harding, died in 1935. She later married Herbert Brower, who died in 1964. Surviving are 2 sons, Herbert Harding, of Godfrey and Henry Harding of Medora; 7 grandchildren; 12 g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mildred Shattuck of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by 1 son, James Harding; 2 brothers, Warren and Myron Shattuck; and 1 sister, Grace Shattuck. Visitation and services were held at Gent Funeral home in Alton. Rev Terry Keeley officiated. Burial was in Upper Alton cemetery.


BROWN, died 1876. Daniel Brown, teacher at Grafton.


BROWN, Arvella Iva (Waters), born 10-05-1912, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 21-03-1993. Arvella Iva (Waters) Brown, 80, died March 21, 1993, at Burien Terrace Nursing Center in Seattle. She was a member of Grafton Methodist church. Born in Calhoun county May 10, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Charlie & Ivy (Mcdonald) Waters. She married Bennett William Brown in Grafton, and he died March 10, 1988. Surviving are 2 sons, Gordon Brown of Oaklawn and Gary Brown of Chehalis, WA; 1 Daughter, Jennie Lee Souders of Belleville; 8 grandchilddren; and 17 g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, 4 brothers and 1 sister. A memorial service was held Apr. 4 at St. Matthew United Methodist church, 1200 Moreland Drive, Belleville. Rev Robert Souders officiated. Memorials may be given to the church. Yarington funeral home of Seattle was in charge of arrangements.


BROWN, Cecil L., born 1901, Medora, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 16-08-1986, buried Medora cemetery. Cecil L. Brown, 85, of Bethalto, died Aug. 16, 1986, at St. Louis University hospital after a short illness. Brown was born in Medora, the son of the late Fred A & Maude L. (Weirs) Brown. He was a custodian at St. John hospital in Springfield for 25 years and retired in 1979. He was a 50 yr member of the Royal Neighbors. 1 daughter Survives, Virginia M. Hausman of Bethalto. Visitation and services were held at Smith funeral home in Bethalto. Rev Jim Rice officiated and burial. was in Medora cemetery. Memorials may be given to north Alton Southern Baptist Church.


BROWN, Dale E., born 1926, Medora, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 04-01-1986, buried Kemper cemetery. Dale E Brown, 60, of Medora, died at St. John hospital, Springfield. Born in Medora, son of the late Louis & Lillian (Ruyle) Brown, he was a farmer and previously worked at the tannery in Alton. Survivors include 1 sister, Mary Kane of Springfield; and nieces and nephews. Burial was in Kemper cemetery in North Medora. The VFW lodge and American Legion both of Jerseyville, conducted rites at the cemetery. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. John Catholic church Medora.


BROWN, Deliah, born 1850, died 1915. Mrs. Deliah Brown, 65, passed away Thurs. She was a colored lady of our city. Funeral was held at Mt Olive Baptist Church with Rev J E Wilson officiating.


BROWN, Dennis, born 11-12-1823, Greene County, Illinois, died 03-1897, buried Thompson cemetery. Dennis Brown, 73, son of Balaam & Susan Brown, was born Dec. 11, 1823, in Greene County (now Jersey county) on the farm now owned by L. L. Kirby. One of 7 children, only 1 brother survives him and is a resident of Montana. 2 brothers and 2 sisters survive him of the 2nd marriage of his father. On May 22, 1842, Brown wed Mary (Vanmeter) Brown. 5 children to this marriage, 2 died in infancy, Lizzie, wife of Mr. O’haver died 10 years ago. Sylvester entered the union army at the age of 18, he fell at Vicksburg. Mrs Minerva C. Wiggins is only living child. Their golden wedding was observed 5 years ago. He was a kind friend, and faithful father. Burial was in Thompson cemetery, near Kane.


BROWN, Ellen G. (Gaffney), born 13-04-1903, Greene County, Illinois, died 03-10-1982, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Ellen G. Brown, 79, died Oct. 3. Born Apr. 13, 1903 in Greene County, she was the daughter of William & Nancy (Antrobus) Gaffney. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She leaves 1 son, Clayton of Evanston. She was preceded in death by her husband Francis N Brown Aug. 4, 1969; parents; 3 brothers and 3 sisters.


BROWN, George L., born 1930, Jersey County, Illinois, died 17-01-1981, buried St. John cemetery. George L. Brown, 51, farmer of R3 Carrollton died Jan. 17, at his home, from an apparent heart attack. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. John Catholic church in Carrollton. Rev Joseph O’Riley was celebrant, and burial was in church cemetery. Born in Jersey county, his mother was the late Lillian Brown. He was a veteran of the Korean war. Surviving are his wife Sarah (Strebel) Brown, whom he married July 23, 1955 in Jersey county; 2 sons, Philip and Richard, at home; 1 sister, Mary H. Kane of Springfield; and 1 brother, Dale of Medora. Memorials may be given to St. John church.


BROWN, Harry Elmer, born 28-08-1889, Iantha, Barton county, Missouri, died 20-02-1991, buried Godfrey cemetery. Harry Elmer Brown, 101, died Apr. 20, 1991 at Jerseyville care center. Brown retired in 1949 as a pipefitter from Shell Oil company in Wood River. He was the last surviving original member of Alton VFW Post 1308 and was a US army WWI veteran. Born in Iantha, MO, on Aug 28, 1889, he was the son of the late James W & Grace (Compton) Brown. Nieces and nephews survive. Preceding him in death were 2 brothers, 3 sisters. No visitation was scheduled. Graveside rites were held at Godfrey cemetery. With Rev. Dan Harry officiating. Military rites were conducted by Alton VFW Post 1308. Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home, Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.


BROWN, Irene Vivian (Chism), born 20-02-1899, Greene County, Illinois, died 05-08-1980, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Irene Vivian Brown, 81, of Garnets Chateau, died Aug. 5 at Jersey county memorial hospital, where she had been since suffering a fractured hip on July 26. She was born Feb. 20, 1899 in Greene County, the daughter of Frank and Amanda (Painter) Chism. She married George Brown who preceded her iIn death. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mary Alice Breden, Jerseyville; 4 grandchildren, Sylvia Decker and Philip and Greg Breden of Jerseyville and Janet Isringhausen of Fieldon; 3 great grandchildren; and 2 Sisters, Ardell Timpe and Thelma Hart Both of Hartford. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev R. E. George of United Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Brown was a member officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BROWN, Mary (Van Meter), born 1825, died 1911, buried Thompson cemetery. Mary Brown, 86, widow of Dennis Brown died at the home of her daughter, Mrs John Weigands (Wiggins?). She was one of the oldest residents of Jerseyville and had lived in English Township most of her life. Funeral from First Baptist Church with Rev. W. W. Hicks officiating. Burial was in Thompson cemetery, near Kane.


BROWN, Mary, born 1839, Jersey County, Illinois, died 12-1928, buried Fieldon cemetery. Mary Brown, 89, widow of Frank Brown, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Edward Smith, in Alton. She was born and raised in Jersey County and has 68 direct decendants. Survivors include her 5 daughters. Funeral was from Cumberland Presbyterian church in Fieldon and burial was in Fieldon cemetery.


BROWN, Maud (e?) ne Davis, born12-09-1867, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 23-12-1897. Maud (Davis) Brown, 30, died in Kansas City, Dec. 23, 1897. Educated at McKendree College, Jacksonville seminary and at Boston, MA she traveld in europe. She married Hon. C L. Brown of Jerseyville. Funeral was from her home by Rev. Wm. Bird Shaw of Congregational Church. Buried in Mt Vernon, IL, beside her friend and schoolmate, Emma Ferguson, who died a few years ago. This was in compliance of Brown’s wishes. She leaves her husband, 1 son Kenneth age 3 and an infant son born Dec. 10, 1897; 1 brother, Harvey E Davis of Kane, and 1 sister, Mrs. Carrie R Leigh of Portland, KS. Also known as Della Davis.


BROWN, N. A., died 1894 – 1895, Mrs. N A Brown, died at home in Kansas a few days ago. She was the widow of Daniel Brown. Both were teachers in Jersey county. He taught school in the Shiloh neighborhood for a nmber of years. Will be remembered by the old settlers of Jersey county.


BROWN, Rachel. Mrs. Rachel Brown, Fieldon Dies in Wood River Dec. 21. Mrs. Rachel Brown of near Fieldon died of pneumonia Saturday, Dec. 21, at the home of her son, Antone Brown, Wood River, whom she was visiting, aged 77 years.Mrs. Brown was the widow of the late James Brown. The body was brought to Jerseyville Monday morning. Burial was in Fieldon Cemetery, the Rev. R.O. Wilson officiating at the grave. December 1918.


BROWN, Spaulding E., born 1849, died 13-06-1911, buried Hartford cemetery. Spaulding E Brown, 62, was born in Wheaton, Dupage County, IL and came to Jersey County with his parents and settled near Grafton. He prepared for school teaching and taught in Calhoun county, Fieldon, Rosedale and Grafton. During these years he studied for a veterinary surgeon and farming business. Feb. 2, 2873, he married Anna M. (Journey) Brown. They were parents of 11 children; 8 are deceased. He died at home near Hartford, June 13, 1911. He leaves his wife and 3 sons, William, Lemuel and Charles. 1 brother William of Rosedale; 1 sister, Mrs Mary Downward of Deleware. He had taken 2 orphan children to raise, Bennie Covery and John Williams. John was at the funeral and said “Mr. Brown was good to me when I was a kid.” Funeral was at Hartford church. Rev Stephen Catt, an old friend, officiated. Masons were in charge of burial, which was in Hartford cemetery.


BROWN, Walter, born 1913, died 02-08-1988. Walter “Cappy” Brown, 75, died Aug. 2, 1988, at his residence. Brown, a retired farm laborer, was the son of the late Eugene & Bessie (Parker) Brown. Surviving are 1 brother, Laverne Brown of Dow; and 2 sisters, Louise Putscher of Champaign and Rosie Smith of Berdan. Visitation and services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl D. Clagg officiated.


BROWNLEE, Frances Eliza (Wyckoff), born 29-06-1849, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 28-11-1917, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Frances Eliza Brownlee, 68, youngest of 7 children, was born in Jerseyville, June 29, 1849. He father, David G. Wyckoff, of sturdy New York stock, early in life married Phoebe Eliza (Bonnell) Brownlee, and the late thirties, moved to IL. In 1840 Mr. Wyckoff came to Jerseyville and engaged in business, first as a merchant tailor, later establishing a general merchantile business, which he conducted up to the time of his death in 1892. In 1851, his wife died, and the care of the household fell upon the shoulders of Catherine, the eldest daughter, then barely 15 years old. A task she assumed with loving devotion and performed with rare ability. The daughter, Frances, as a girl, attended the young ladies seminary at Jerseyville, when it was so successfully conducted by Mrs. L. M. Cutting. Nov 15, 1871, she married John Q Brownlee. Early married life was spent in Lincoln, NE and later moved to Marion, IN, where her husband identified with publication of the Lincoln State Journal and the Marion Chronicle. They were parents of 4 daughters, Luce E, Catherine W, Cornelia J. and Clara B. Grief seems never to have remained a stranger to her. In March 1889, while the family was residing at the old Wyckoff home in Jerseyville, Mrs. Brownlee’s oldest sister Catherine passed away. Having cared so tenderly for the children, since her mother’s death, her work ended, loved and cherished by all, she went to her reward. In Nov. of the same year, Lucy the eldest daughter, then an honored member of Jerseyville high school graduating class, sickened and died. Within 3 days the grandfather, as if too lonely to survive died within a year and a half, the husband, while on a trip to Chicago was stricken. Frances Eliza was the last of the immediate family. Her sister, Mrs. Cornelia J. Shephard having died May 4, 1915. Mrs Brownlee was worn and weary from the ceasless care and attention given her sister, who lingered so long, never recovered her health. She went to TX to spent winter with her daughter, Cornelia, thinking to benefit from the change in climate. She returned improved. This summer she became worse and went to Alton to spend the winter with daughter, Catherine. Did not improve. Surviving 3 daughters, Catherine W Boynton, Alton, Cornelia J. Brownlee and Mrs. Clifford (Clara B) Dearth of Eau Claire, WI. 1 granddaughter Mary Frances Dearth. Remains were brought to the Brownlee home, Jerseyville, where the funeral was held and interment was in Oak Grove mausoleum. Quiet, unassuming nature, interested in all about her, ever kind an considerate, endeared herself to all who knew her. Pallbearers: Wm. Johnson Carrol Ruckel both of White Hall, H. S Daniels, Jett A Kirby, J. W Becker, and Judge C. S White.


BROWNLEE, J. Q., died 1894, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. J. Q. Brownlee, died in a Chicago hotel from heart failure. He had been living at Marion, IN. Funeral from the home of Mrs. Cornelia Shephard in Jerseyville. Rev I C. Tyson officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BROWNLEE, Lucy E., born 01-1874, Marion, Grant County, Indiana, died 18-11-1893. Lucy E Brownlee, 19, was one of the few young ladies whose characters, talents and personal beauties seem perfect. Her death occurred on Thurs, Nov.18, like a black curtain descending suddenly upon a picture of rarest lovelieness. 2 wks before she had participated in all the pleasures that girlish youth affords, going to St. Louis to take her weekly vocal lesson of Prof Bollman who, with his other vocal instructors, had predicted a wonderful future for her, attending to school duties, going about with her young friends with elastic step and the flush of health in her unusually charming features. Her physique appeared erect, tall and graceful, and no one could have predicted her fate to be as it was within 14 days. Her malady came suddenly upon her, and physicians were at once called to allay the terrible congestion of the stomach. After a few days of most discouraging sickness she appeared to be recovering, and began to plan, with her usual animation and hope, for a speedy continuance of her musical and scholastic work. Again she sank, and after hovering on the borderline of life and death several days, her spirit, too etherial for this world of work and sorrow, returned to the creator. Sadness and tears were almost universal in this city when her death was known, for her circle of friends and acquaintances was wonderfully large and her rare talent and fascinating presence was known indirectly in all places where she lived abd visited. She was born in Marion, IN, Jan, 1874, thus being in her 19th year; the time of hope, love and promise, and the age when her womanly virtues and tenderness were endearing her to all who met her. As a proof of the general sorrow, the Presbyterian church last Sun afternoon was filled to overflowing with the witnesses of the last rityes and sobbing was heard throuthout the edifice, even the gentlemen present being scarcely able to restrain their feelings. The order of procession after the funeral service was as follows – the entire high school, with the senior class, of which she was a member, in advance; the professors and teachers of the school; the high school alumni; the King’s Daughters, of which society she was a member, followed by miscellaneous friends. Each of the aforesaid bodies presented floral offerings most elegant in design and material. Also the Presbyterian Y P S C. E and Miss Stella Cockrel of Kansas, sent beautiful em -incomplete


BRUCKMEYER, Magdalena C., died 14-06-1906. Mrs. Magdalena C. Bruckmeyer, wife of Charles H, died at her home, 9 miles southwest of Jerseyville, June 14, 1906. Funeral from German Lutheran church of Fieldon. Rev Nollau.


BRUEGGEMAN, Louis, born 1874, died 1918, buried Fieldon cemetery. Louis Brueggeman, 44, of Fieldon died at home following injuries received in a runaway Mon. afternoon at Wm. Weighard farm. He formerly lived in Alton. He leaves his wife and 3 small daughter. Brothers in law and sisters, Dr & Mrs. Bowman and Mr. & Mrs. Wutzler came up for the funeral. He was brother in law of Phil Taylor of Jerseyville. Funeral at C P church at Fieldon, Rev. F O Wilson officiating. Burial was in Fieldon cemetery. He was a nephew of Capt Bruggemann formerly postmaster at Alton. Stores in Fieldon closed Wed afternoon in respect to Mr. Brueggeman. Mason had charge of graveside services. Pallbearers: W M Bauer, Wm. Roller, Charles Keitz, Edw Smith, Henry Wutzler and Dr L. M. Bowman.


BRUESSELBACH, Rudolph, born 1825, died 1891. Rudolph Bruesselbach, 66, died at his home. Funeral from Holy Ghost Church.


BRUESSELBACH, Augusta (Doerge?), died 10-1918, buried St. Marcus cemetery. Augusta Bruesselbach, widow of Rudolph Bruesselbach, a longtime resident of Jerseyville, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Koenig, in St Louis. Funeral was private because of influenza. Burial in ne W St. Marcus cemetery in St. Louis. She was mother of Mrs. Frank Drury of Jerseyville. She leaves 6 daughter, Mrs. Wm. Koenig, Mrs. H. C. Kownig (Koenig?), of St. Louis, Mrs. Drury of Jerseyville, Mrs. Bertha Arbuckly of KS, Mrs. J. Rauer of Webster Groves, MO, and Mrs. Otto Langheinrich of Sappington, MO; 2 sons, Rudolph and Henry Bruesselbach of St. Louis, 1 brother Gus Doerge of Benton, IL.


BRUMHEAD, William, born 1860, died 1915. William Brumhead, 55, of Delhi died. Funeral services by Wm. Gaither. Leaves 1 sister, Miss Jennie Brumhead.


BRUMMELL, Thelma F. (Fosha), born 1904, Jersey County, Illinois, died 13-08-1989, buried Conway cemetery. Thelma F Brummell, 85, died Aug. 13, 1898, at Alton Memorial hospital. Born in Jersey county, her parents were the late James W & Rosa Helen (Stamps) Fosha. She married Harry Brummell in Apr. 1922, in Madison county. He died June 6, 1964. Surviving are 2 daughters, Roma Lee Dewrff of Wood River and Billie Lou Bogart of Tempe, AZ; 1 son, H. James Brummell of Olney, MT; 10 grandchildren; 9 step grandchildren; 3 step g-grandchildren. Visitation was held at Paynic home for funerals, Rosewood Heights. Committal services were at Conway cemetery in Oasge Beach, MO. Memorials may be given to American Brotherhood for the Blind.


BRUNAUGH, Opal (Neff), born 30-10-1902, Nebo, Calhoun County, Illinois, died 22-06-1973, buried Upper Alton cemetery. Opal Brunaugh, 70, died June 22 at her home. She was born in Nebo, Oct 30, 1902, the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Neff. She is survived by her husband, Elmer C. Brunaugh; 3 sons, Elmer Jr., Woodburn, James of Piasa, and Freeman, Medora; 2 daughter, Mrs. Delores Gerdes of Brighton and Mrs. Carolyn Macdonald, Alton; 1 sister, Mrs. Mavis DeWitt of Venice; 28 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.


BRUSO, John B., born 1877, died 07-02-1927, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. John B Bruso, 50, former resident of Jerseyville, died Feb. 7, at the hospital in East St. Louis following an illness of pneumonia. The body was brought to Jerseyville and funeral services were held from Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


BRUSSELBACK, A., died 1891. A. Brusselback’s will was probated. Letters granted to Agusta Brusselback without bond.


BRYANT, Edward, born 20-10-1872, Kentucky, died 1957, buried Carrollton City cemetery. Edward Bryant, 85, died at Tower View nursing home where he had resided for 4 years. He was born in KY, Oct. 20, 1872, a son of Mr. & Mrs Elisha Bryant and at the age of 21 came to Illinois to make his home. On Sept. 23, 2903 he married Della (Shaw) Bryant and she preceded him in death Apr. 14, 1947. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Mildred Vinyard, Carrollton and 1 son, Donald Bryant, Eldred; 1 brother, Dan Bryant, Carrollton and 1 half brother, Marcus Bryant of Beaumont, KY. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Robert Wagner at Mehl funeral home, Carrollton. Burial was in Carrollton city cemetery.


BRYANT, Kathryn (Baldwin), born 14-10-1912, Ashland, Cass County, Illinois, died 18-03-1987, buried Upper Alton cemetery. Kathryn “Ludy” Bryant, 74, of Jerseyville died March 18, at Barnes hospital in St. Louis. She was born Oct. 14, 1912, in Ashland to the late Albert & Rose (Tosh) Baldwin. She married Robert Bryant, March 23, 1946 in Alton. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. She worked at Owens Illinois Glass in Alton from 1929-46. Survivors are her husband; 2 daughters, Mary Ursch of Jerseyville and Doris Fleigle of Wood River; 2 Sisters, Evelyn Harrison and Ann Barcelona, both of Godfrey; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 son, 1 daughter, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Visitation was from Gubser Funeral home in Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at Gubser’s with Rev. Mike Michels officiating. Burial was in Upper Alton cemetery. Memorials may be given to the heart fund and First United Methodist Church, Jerseyville.


BRYANT, William, buried Fieldon cemetery. William Bryant, 75, died at his home in Fieldon. Funeral from Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial in Fieldon cemetery.


BRYNES BYRNES?, John E., born 1903, Brighton, Jersey County, Illinois, died 15-02-1985, buried Brighton cemetery. John E Brynes, 82, of Brighton, died Feb. 15, at St. Anthony hospital, Alton. Born in Brighton, a son of the late John & Emma (Springman) Brynes, he was a WWII army veteran. He was a teacher for 40 yrs, teaching at Brighton Central and Brighton high school from 1928-36. He then taught at East Alton Jr. high school from 1937-1968 when he retired, surviving are 1 sister, Helen Gavin of Tulsa, OK; and nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held at Warner-targhetta Funeral home. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Alphonsus Catholic church in Brighton with burial in Brighton. Memorials may be given to donar’s choice.

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