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DOAK. Died 31-08-1967. Dr. William Clark Doak, 51 years, 7 mos, 18 days, practicing physician and surgeon in Jerseyville for 17 years, died August 31, at his home in Jerseyville, following an extended period of ill health. Funeral services were held September 2, at First United Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. Rev. M. Edwards Breed officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Honorary pallbearers were medical associates and were Dr. Henry Popielwxki of Alton, Dr. Sam Miller and Dr. Bernard Baalman of Hardin, Dr. Ferdinand Gorecki, Dr. Robert Mindurp, Dr. Clyde Wieland Dr. Victor Oberheu and Dr. H. E. Wuestenfeld of Jerseyville. Serving as pallbearers were James Norris, Ivan Heidersheid, Dr. Jack Hormell, Atty John W. Suddes, Atty Claude Davis, Warren Pirtle, Charles White and Gus F. Roth. Dr Doak had lived in Jerseyville for 17 years and had been a leader in civic and church affairs. He was a son of the late W. S. Doak and Mrs. Lilyan (Carpenter) Doak and was born January 13, 1916, at Newton in Jasper County, IA. He was graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School in 1941. He interned at Letterman Hospital in San Francisco, California and served his residency at Chicago Lying-in Hospital. Dr Doak was a commissioned officer in the regular army and served with the military forces from 1942-47, with 2 years duty in the European theater of operations. He held the rank of captain. Ast the completion of his military duty, he opened his office in Jerseyville in April 1948. In addition to his practice, Dr. Doak was anesthetist at Jersey Community hospital from the time of its opening in 1954 until the end of 1965 when he also closed his office because of his health. During his residency here Dr. Doak took an active interest in civic and church affairs. He served as president of the Jerseyville Chamber of Commerce, Jerseyville Lions Club, and Junior Chamber of Commerce. While in the latter capacity he worked extensively on the street sign project in Jerseyville. He also served as a member of the Police Commissioner Board serving as its first chairman under appointment by Mayor Gilbert Moore. Dr Doak was a trustee of First Presbyterian Church from 1959-65 and at the time of his death was an ordained elder. He also served on the building committee. His medical affiliations included membership in American Medical Assoc, American Academy of General Practice and Jersey County Medical Association, serving as secretary of the latter group for many years. He was also affiliated with the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mary Margaret (Schwab) Doak whom he married January 31, 1942, 1 daughter, Miss Kathleen Doak of Jerseyville, his mother, Mrs. W. S. Doak, 1 sister, Mrs. Elmer Loupee, Both of Newtom, IA and 3 Brothers, Leslie and Delmer Doak of Newton and Robert Doak on Huntsville, AL.


John C. DOBBLEBOWER died at Lafayette, Ind., July 3rd. For twenty years he edited the Lafayette Dispatch a democratic paper. Mr. Doblebower was well known here, having started the Democratic Union in 1858, which was afterwards changed into the Jersey County Democrat. In 1865 he moved to Alton, and the following is the valedictory that appeared in his last issue of the Union. “We approach the above subject with feelings of greatest regret. We are filled with compunctions, because the change we have recently made from the editorial chair of the beloved and cherished Democratic Union to the alton National Democrat. While ithas, perhaps, been an advantage to us, has resulted in the death of of our old friend. This was wholly unexpected by us, nor did we know such was the intention of the company to whom we sold, until the arrangements were so far completed as to make it unadmissable to negotiate upon that point. * * * To the editor and the paper that shall succeed us and our paper, the Democratic Union, we wish the most unbounded success; and we welcome both into the field of journalism in Jersey county, hoping that they may successfully maintain and defend the good old cause of Jeffersonian democracy.” He left many friends here who will regret to hear of his death. From Jersey County Democrat, July 8, 1886.


DOBBLEBOWER. Died 03-07 1886. John C. Dobblebower, died at Lafayette, Indiana, July 3. He started the Democratic Union in Jersey County in 1858. This name was later changed to Jersey County Democrat. In 1865 he moved to Alton.


DOBELBOWER. Died 1915. William ? Dobelbower, 76, – – – city, passed away Sunday afternoon last at his home on S. 20th St., his illness extending over several days. His death is attributed to heart disease, from which he had been a sufferer for some years. Mr Dobelbower was born in Philadelphia, in 1839, and was a son of the late John C. Dobelbower. The family moved to Illinois. When the subject of this sketch was in his youth, and the father began the publication of the newspaper, the Democratic Union, in the mechanical department of which he was assisted by his son, William. Mr D. was united in wedlock with Rachel (Waddel) Dobelbower, who survives. The ceremony was in Jerseyville. When the elder Dobelbower purchased the Alton Democrat, William for a time conducted the Democratic Union, later joining his father at Alton, where he assisted in the mechanical dept. In March 1869, he moved to Lafayette, and established the Daily Dispatch newspaper, which he maintained for a number of years. He was for a time mailing clerk in the post office during the administration of Mr. W. B. Wilson, at times assisting in the editorial work. As years advanced, he retired from active employment, and for a number of years had not been at work. Mr Dobelbower was a gentleman of affable nature, and had a large circle of friends. In politics he was a democrat, supporting that party earnestly and with the conviction that it was right in its principles. Survivors are his wife, 3 sons, 5 daughters, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. The funeral occurred on Tuesday, with interment at Springvale. Services were conducted at the home, many friends attending. Rev. Dunlavy, of Trinity M. E. Church officiated. Interment was private. There were very many handsome floral offerings. The pall bearers were chosen from among the friends of the deceased; all members of the typographical union.


DOBELBOWER. Died 05-1852. Sarah Dobelbower, daughter of Dr. Hutchison, was born in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, August 13, 1835.


DOBROVOLSKI. Died 17-03-1980. Edward A. Dobrovolski, 83, of Jerseyville, died March 17 at Jersey Community hospital. Services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Father Patrick Morrow and Rev. R. E. George offficiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was a retired cabinet maker who owned and operated Ed’s Antique Shop in Jerseyville for 40 years. He was born November 1, 1896 in Poland, a son of Karl D. & Julia Dobrovolske. He married Frances (Dawson) Dobrovolski August 28, 1956 who resides at Greenwood Manor. He is survived by 1 son, Richard D. Dobroski of Olympia, Washington and 3 grandchildren. 2 sisters and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Memorials may be given to the Cancer fund.


DOBROVOLSKIE. Died 01-11-1991. Frances Dobrovolski, 89, died November 1, 1991, at Jersey Community hospital. She was a cashier and book keeper for 31 years for Tri City Grocery, formerly of Jerseyville, retiring in 1968, and was a member of Jersey County Home Ext Unit and Jerseyville Business Women’s Association. Born in Jerseyville on November 2, 1901. She was a daughter of the late William Thomas & Ida (Haynie) Dawson. On August 28, 1954, she married Edward Adam Dobrovolski in Jerseyville. He died March 17, 1980. Surviving are a stepson, Richard Dobroski of Olympia, Washington; and 3 step grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 2 sisters, Helen Frievogle and Bess Printy; and 1 brother, Herschel Dawson. Visitation and services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Dan Harry officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Jerseyville care center or First United Methodist church, Jerseyville, where she was a member.


DOBSON. Died 29-4-1973. Lorena Marguerite Dobson, 57, of Grafton was dead on arrival at Jersey Community hospital on April 29. Mrs dodbson was enroute to her employment at Pere Marquette Lodge when she became ill. She collapsed at the home of Joyce Roberson where she had stopped to get assistance. The woman was moved by stretcher on a boat to the intersection and was transferred to a waiting ambulance. She was born April 13, 1916 in Grafton, the daughter of Walter & Ruby (Slaten) Banfield. She is survived by her husband, William Dobson of Grafton; 7 sons, William edger Jr., of Vincennes, Indiana, Bernard L. Dobson, Meadowbrook, Charles, David, Richard, Scott and Paul, at home; 6 daughters, Mrs. David (Etta Ann) Hall of Godfrey, Mrs. William (Judidth) Bevill, Laura and Kathleen Dobson of Grafton, Mrs. Patrick (Margarett) Ryan, Trenton and Agnes Daniels of Riverdale; 2 brothers, Francis and Wilbur Banfield of Grafton; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Ann Pressly of Grafton and Mrs. Etta Ketchum of Peoria. Her parents and 1 daughter, preceded her in death. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. James Baker officiated and interment was in Scenic Hill cemetery.


DOBSON. Died 08-03-1978. William Edgar Dobson, 72, died March 8 at his home. Visitation and services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Robert Neale officiated and burial was in Scenic Hill cemetery. He was a retired, state highway worker and was preceded in death by his wife Lorena (Banfield) Dobson, 1 son, 1 daughter and his parents, Charles B. & Minnie Dobson. He is survived by 6 Sons, Bernard of Wood River, Charles of Granite City, David of Alton, Richard of Fieldon and Robert and Paul of Grafton; and 5 daughters, Etta Hall of Godfrey, Judith Beville of Grafton, Margaret Ryan of Keysport, Laura – incomplete, see Lorena Dobson.


DODD. Died 01-04-1981. Gertrude Dodd, 81, died April 1 at Christian hospital ne, St. Louis. Resident of Dixon, Missouri. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. John Wilson officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born in Albion November 17, 1899, a daughter of Marion & Clara (Mason) Stennett and married John Dodd who died July 5, 1969. Her survivors are 1 son, Kenneth L. Dodd of Los Angeles; 1 granddaughter; 1 brother, Joseph Stennett, and 1 Sister, Alma Beck of Dixon, Missouri.


DODD. Died 20-07-1984. Sylvia M. Dodd, 35, of Riverton, died July 20 at St. John hospital in Springfield. The Jerseyville native was the daughter of the Late Harvey & Emma (Evans) Hardwick. She is survived by her husband, Floyd Dodd; 1 son, Floyd II; 2 Daughters, Michelle and Charity; 1 brother, Larry of Jacksonville; and 3 sisters, Marsha Lesher of CA, Daiana Julius and Linnea Beechler of Nokomis. Services from Bisch Funeral Home, Springfield and burial was in Oak Ridge cemetery, there.


DODGE. Died 30-10-1950. Martha Emma Dodge, a native of Jersey County, died October 30, at her home in St. Louis. Death was attributed to infirmities of old age. She was born in Jersey County, October 11, 1867, a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Levi Kemper, she is survived by 1 son, Harold, with whom she made her home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Patton of Aslton and Mrs. Hattie Gray of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 2 brothers, Henry and Gus Kemper of Alton, 1 grandchild and 1 g-grandchild. Services were held at Streeper Funeral Home in Alton and burial was in Alton cemetery.


DODGE. Died 09-1894. Edson Dodge, 48, was born at Weybridge, Addison County, VT, March 21, 1846 and was the oldest of 3 children. Funeral of Edson Dodge was held at ME church in Jerseyville, September 25, Rev. Nathan Crow officiating. The esteem in with he was held was shown that day by the many tokens of respect that was shown for a dear friend and fellow citizen. A vast concourse gathered at the church and his friends were numbered by the score. The casket was covered with flowers from relatives and friends. Pall bearers were Orville Snedeker, John McGee, Jett Sunderland, John Lowe, Samuel Snedeker and J. K. Cadwallader, all chosen from Hickory Grove Camp. He moved with his parents and brother (the sister having died in VT) to Illinois in 1854 and settled at Morrison, Whiteside County and in 1857 they moved to Kemper, Jersey County, where the mother died in 1859. He spent the winter of 1865 at Shurtleff College, Upper Alton, where he made many friends and October 9, 1867 he married Maggie a (Miner) Dodge by whom he had 5 children, 1 of whom died. Surviving are 3 Sons, Will K. Dodge of Fidelity, Albert and Eddie of Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Mrs. John Marshall of Fidelity; his aged father; 1 bro; and 1 granddaughter. He served in many public offices during his life in this county.


DODGE. Died 02-1891. George B. Dodge, 54, a native of Jersey County, was born in 1837. He graduated from Shurtleff College and was instructor at Jacksonville School for the Deaf. Later he was a professor at Wyman Institute in Alton. He opened a real estate office in St. Louis. He was struck by the “Hummer” train at Upper Alton depot and was instantly killed. Funeral from Baptist Church, Upper Alton.


DODGE. Died 1969. Helen Dodge, 90 years, 4 months, 20 days, died at Briar Crest Nursing Home in Ossining, New York. The former resident of Jerseyville, late of Bronxville, New York was born November 21, 1878, a daughter of the Late Herbert & Helen (Bertman) Porter. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Helen Dostal and Mrs. Alura Mawicke of Bronxville; 1 son, John V. Dodge of Northbrook, Illinois; 13 grandchildren and 16 g-grandchildren. Her husband, George D. Dodge and 1 son, William T. Dodge preceded her in death.


DODGE. Mrs. Laura R. Dodge, 87, well known Jersey County resident, died at her home on West Pine Street, Monday morning, November 18, at 11 o’clock following an illness of a few weeks’ duration. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the home, Rev. Harrold S. Farrill officiating. Interment was in the Kemper Cemetery. Mrs. Dodge was the daughter of the late John C. and Mary Palmer Dannel and was born August l8, 1848, at Kemper. She spent her entire lifetime in Jersey County and for a number of years has been a resident of Jerseyville. She was the widow of the late Vilas Dodge. Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. Mary D. Challacombe and Miss Harriet R. Dodge of Jerseyville of Jerseyville; two sons, George D. Dodge of Evanston and Fred L. Dodge of Kemper; one sister, Mrs. Jesse Leavitt of Chicago, 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.


DODGE. Died 05-03-1987. Marcus F. Dodge, 80, of Medora, died March 5, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County. He was born in Fidelity to the late William K. & Ida S. (McCollister) Dodge and had been the owner/operator of Medora Elevator County for 48 years, retiring in 1981. He married Wilma (Armstrong) Dodge on April 28, 1928, in Chicago. He was a long time member of and held various offices in the Medora Eastern Star Lodge and Fidelity Masonic Lodge No. 152. He was also a former Mayor of Medora. Surviving are his wife; 1 son, Gerald J. Dodge of Houston; 1 sister, Sylvia Moore of Jerseyville; and 2 grandchildren. Visitation and Masonic rites were at Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Services were at from Medora Methodist church. Rev. Charles McDonald officiated and burial was in Medora cemetery. Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children and area ambulance services.


DODGE. Died 08-1918. Vilas L. Dodge, 70, a native of Weybridge, VT, died recently. Funeral services were held from his home near Kemper. He was a prominent farmer of that vicinity. He leaves his wife, Laura (Daniels) Dodge and 5 children, Miss Mary E., a teacher in Jersey grade schools, Harriet of Kemper, Mrs. Charlotte Wilhite of Jerseyville, George D. Dodge of Chicago and Fred L. Dodge of Medora. He came to Illinois with his parents when he was a child of 6, lived for 1 year in Whiteside County, and then to the Kemper area. Rev. J. W. Brinkman, pastor at Kemper Baptist Church served. Medora Masonic Lodge was in charge of services at the grave in Kemper cemetery. Pall bearers were L. E. Cantrill of Piasa, Walter Harris, T. a Loomis and Earl Kahl of Medora, L. M. Dickerson of Brighton and Wm. Kennedy of Fidelity.


DODSON. Aaron Dodson, of Alton, died at St. Louis hospital in word received here by relatives. He had been a patient in the hospital for several weeks. His wife is receiving treatment in a hospital in Detroit, MI and was unable to be with her husband when he died. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. U Oberlin and Theodore Dodson of Jerseyville.


DODSON. Died 08-08-1911. Rev Aaron Dodson, 88, died at his home in Otterville, Jersey County, August 8, 1911. Had he lived until September 22, he would have been 89 years old. Mr Dodson has been a resident of Jersey County since 1840, having removed here from Greene County with his parents in that year. He was born in St. Louis in 1822, and was the son of Fletcher a & Margaret (Toney) Dodson, the former a native of Kentucky and the latter of Virginia. In 1824, they settled near Kane, where they resided on a farm. Here young Aaron grew to manhood, and attended the district school. When they removed to Jersey County they located at Otterville, then the principal town of the county. In the year of 1852 he became a Christian, united with the Baptist Church and prepared for the ministry. In 1854 he was ordained and continued in the active work for many years. In 1842 he was married to Margaret M. (Biggers) Dodson of Kentucky. They were parents of 6 children; Francis M, Melvina, wife of Urias Oberrlin, Theodore, Junius A, Mary Belle Hocking and Sarah M. Curtis. Mrs Dodson died February 29, 1857. The same year Mr. Dodson was again married, to Mrs. Nancy Montgomery, widow of Wm. D. Montgomery, of Otterville. By this marriage there were 4 Children; James F, Aaron Jr., Irene Nutt and Kersey. Nancy died in 1878. Four years later he was again married to Amy Irene Grier, who survives him. To this union 1 child was born; Jennie m. In the year 1862, Mr. Dodson enlisted in the Union Army, 14th, Illinois cavalry, and served for 3 years. During the last 6 months of his service he acted as chaplain. During this service he saw much fighting and participated in many engagements. After the war he continued to make his home in Otterville until the time of his death. He was one of Jersey county’s pioneers, and witnessed that many changes that have taken place during the last half century. Funeral services was held from Otterville Baptist Church, Rev. W. W. Hicks officiating.


DODSON. Died 28-01-1952. Clarence N. Dodson, 72 years, 1 months, 20 days, retired bank cashier, died January 28, at his home in St. Louis. He had been ill for several months. Funeral rites were held at Lupton Chapel, St. Louis, January 31. Following the St. Louis rites the body was brought to Jerseyville by Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Laverne Poole, pastor of First Baptist officiated at the graveside rites at Oak Grove cemetery. Mr Dodson was a son of the late Theodore & Emma (Noble) Dodson and was born in Jersey County December 8, 1879. As a young man Mr. Dodson was employed by his father, the late Theodore Dodson, who owned and operated National Milling Company in Jerseyville. In 1903 he moved to St. Louis where he was employed by the National Bank of Commerce. Mr Dodson returned to Jerseyville in 1912 and took a position as asst cashier at the State Bank of Jerseyville. He returned to St. Louis in 1916 and accepted a position with St. Louis Union Bank as manager of the collection dept. In 1919 he became affiliated with First National Bank of St. Louis as a manager of the collection department and later was manager of the coupon and bond paying dept. Mr Dodson was with the latter bank for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, Vivienne (Smith) Dodson; 1 son, Victor Dodson of St. Louis; 1 sister, Mrs. Marcus J. Ryan of Jerseyville, and 2 grandchildren, Miss Peggy Dodson and Donald Dodson of St. Louis.


DODSON. Died 01-1962. Clark D. Dodson, 74, of Alton, a native of Jersey County, died at St. Joseph hospital in Alton. He became ill on Wednesday and entered the hospital the following. Funeral services were held at Smith Funeral Home in Alton with Rev. William F. Bird, pastor of First Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memory Gardens. Postmaster & Mrs. Arch D. Nelson and Mr. & Mrs. Marcus J. Ryan of Jerseyville attended the funeral. Mr Dodson was a cousin of Mrs. Ryan and Mr. Nelson. He was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Dodson and was born in Jersey County, July 27, 1887. Mr Dodson, who was an accountant, had completed 35 years service with Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp., and its Predecessor, Western Cartridge Company, prior to his retirement 9 years ago. After his retirement he had been employed as Accountant for Thomeczek Oil Co. Surviving him are his wife, 3 daughters, 1 sister, Mrs. Eva Ratzloff of Royal Oak, Michigan, 5 grandchildren, and 1 g-granddaughter.


DODSON. Died 1921. Frank Dodson, former resident of Jerseyville, died at the home of his son Mark Dodson in St. Louis. Funeral at Lupton parlors in St. Louis.


DODSON. Died 10-10-1928. Henry W. Dodson, died at his home in Canton, Illinois on October 10. He was the son of John W. Dodson of Jerseyville. He was a brother of Mrs. S. B. Nott of Jerseyville. He leaves his wife, 1 son, Clark Dodson; 1 daughter, Mrs. Mc(?) Gready Miller of Canton; 1 brother Harry Dodson of Iowa City. Funeral at Me Church in Canton with burial there.


DODSON. Died 01-1912. James T. Dodson, 76, died at his home in Kane. Funeral from ME church with Rev. Haney officiating and burial in Kane cemetery. He was the son of Thomas & Sarah Dodson and was born in Fieldon March 13, 1835. He enlisted in Company C. 122nd Illinois Infantry. Later in service of Treasury Department in Kentucky, Quarter Master General’s Office in Washington. Close of war he returned to Greene County and married Miss Addie Petit, November 28, 1867. Parents of 4 children all still living. Dr Chas Dodson of Little Rock, AR, George of Kansas City, Mrs. Hattie Baryman of Kansas and Miss Ella at home.


DODSON. Died 1882. Jessie, 6, eldest daughter of Theo & Emma Dodson, was buried at Otterville. Funeral from the home on Harbert St. with Rev. Stark officiating.


DODSON. Died 1903. Kersey Dodson, 34, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Uriah Oberlin. Funeral by Rev. Gaither from Baptist Church in Otterville. Burial in Otterville cemetery.


DODSON. Thomas W. Dodson, 38, died January 27, 1879 of heart disease, at his home 4 miles W. of Kane. Mr Dodson was a brother of Capt James T. Dodson.


DOENGES. Died 31-10-1904. Miss Elizabeth Doenges, 18 years, died at the home of her parents Mr. & Mrs. Henry Doenges, October 31, 1904. Funeral from Holy Ghost church burial in Oak Grove cemetery. She had typhoid fever. Josephine and Emma, her sisters, are both ill with the fever.


DOENGES. Died 04-1921. George Doenges, 51, died at his home in Jacksonville. Remains taken to the home of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Doenges, Sr of Jerseyville. Funeral from St. Francis church and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He leaves his wife and parents and 3 daughters, Mrs. Albert (Josephine) Molohon of Detroit, Mrs. Leslie Perrings and Miss Maurita Doenges of Jacksonville; 1 brother, Henry Jr. of Jerseyville; 3 sisters, Mrs. George Elsworth, Mrs. Leo Keiser and Mrs. Charles Archambault all of St. Louis. The family was formerly from Jerseyville.


DOENGES. Died 15-01-1922. Henry Doenges, 81 years, 10 months, 8 days, well known resident of Jerseyville, had lived here 50 years. He died at his home in the south part of town. He had been in ill health for a year, but his last bout was of about 4 weeks duration. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Doenges, who was a native of . . . castle, Germany, came to the US when 14 years old and studied music in New York following a profession of a musician until he was 30. For — years he played in the Castle Square Garden in New York. He was a splendid cornetist and played all —instruments. He was a cornetist in the band that played Lincoln’s burial march when the emancipator was buried in Springfield, Illinois. After he came to Jerseyville, Mr. Doenges engaged in the cigar manufacturing business until he retired some few years ago. He gave up his career as a professional musician when he came here, but kept up his interest in music as a member of the old city band and of local orchestras. Mr. Doenges was married in New York to Louise (Pilger) Doenges, who survives him. The 2 elder children, George and Josephine, are both deceased and were born in New York. Besides his widow, he is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. George Elsworth, Mrs. C. A. Archambault, and Mrs. Leo Deiser, all of St. Louis and 1 son, Henry, Jr., of Jerseyville, all of whom were with him when he passed away. The youngest daughter, Elizabeth, is deceased. 6 grandchildren also Survive; Hilda, Josephine, William and Maurita, the children of the late George Doenges of Jacksonville, formerly of Jerseyville. Louise Margaret Archambault, Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Archambault of St. Louis and Faye Doenges son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Doenges Jr. of Jerseyville and 1 g-grandchild. Funeral services were held from the home and interment Oak Grove cemetery.


DOENGES. Died 12-1904. Josephine Doenges, 33, eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Doenges, died at her home on State St. She had been ill with typhoid fever. Funeral from Holy Ghost church.


DOENGES. Died 25-06-1927. Louise T. Doenges, 80 years, 7 mos, 24 days, died at her home in Jerseyville. She was the widow of the late Henry Doenges, well known resident of Jerseyville and a Civil War veteran. Mrs Doenges had been in failing health for some time, but maintained a vivid interest in the things around her up to the last. She was born in Hoxter, Germany, October 31, 1841. Her parents were Frederick Pilger & Teresa Spiker, with whom she came to this country when a child. They first settled in NY, where Louise met and married Henry Doenges, a musician, also a native of Germany. For 3 years Mr. Doenges played the Castle Square Garden in NY. Later they moved to Jerseyville and he was engaged in the cigar manufacturing business. He died January 15, 1922. They were parents of 9 children, 5 of whom precede the parents in death. They were George of Jacksonville, and Misses Josephine, Elizabeth, Clara and May Doenges, the last 2 died as infants.Surviving are Mrs. Anna Eisworth , Mrs. Louisa Archambault and Mrs. Emma Kaiser of St. Louis and Henry Doenges of Jerseyville; 6 grandchildren, Mrs. Hilda Perrings and Maurita Doenges of Jacksonville, Mrs. John Molahan and William Doenges of Detroit children of the late George Doenges, Louise Margaret Archambault of St. Louis, and Fay Doenges, son of Henry of Jerseyville; and 2 g-grandchildren. A niece of Mrs. Doenges, Mrs. Richard Barron, also resides in this city. Services were from Holy Ghost church, June 28. Solemn requiem high mass celebrated by Father J. H. Gramke, burial in Oak Grove cemetery.


DOENGES. Died 1972. Mary Agnes Doenges, 97, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Junius (Hilda) Gallup of Alton, died at St. Anthony hospital in Alton after an illness of 4 years. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Matthew Catholic Church with Rev. Lawrence Auda celebrand. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery, Jerseyville. A former Carrollton resident, she was born in Jersey County on December 23, 1874. Her husband was the late George A. Doenges. Mrs Doenges was a member of St. Matthew’s church. Surviving are Mrs. Gallup, Mrs. Albin Molohon of Orala, FL, and Mrs. Charles Miller of Pasadena, CA; 1 son, William H. Doenges of Macomb; 5 grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; and 6 g-g-grandchildren.


DOHNHAM. Died 13-11-1982. Gertrude B. Donham, 96, owner and operator of Donham’s Department store here for more than 50 years, died November 13, 1982 in Barry Care Center, Litchfield where she had been a patient since 1981. Funeral services were conducted June 22, at Jerseyville Methodist church with Rev. R. E. George officiating. Born in Owen County, Indiana, a daughter of the late Perry O. & Martha (Wark) Knox, she married Wycliff Donham. They came to Jerseyville in 1926 from Eldorado, Kansas, and bought out a variety store. Mrs Donham purchased the building in 1960. Before moving to Jerseyville, she had managed a Woolworth store in Eldorado and continued the variety store business in Jerseyville until 1929, when she added the women’s ready to wear line to the business. Mrs Donham was active in the United Methodist church at Jerseyville where she was the oldest member. She formerly served on the administrative board, was an officer of the Women’s Society of Christian Service. She was a charter member of the Westlake Country Club, a 50 year member of Eastern Star, a member of Jerseyville Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Club, Ruby Rebekah Lodge, DAR, Jerseyville American Legion Auxiliary and Daughter of Veterans. Her husband died in 1937 in Jerseyville. Surviving are 1 son, O. K. and a – incomplete.


DOLAN. Died 09-1888. Mrs Peter Dolan, died after bronchial infection. Burial from St. Francis church, Rev. Harty. Leaves her husband, son and daughter.


DOLAN. Died 05-08-1896. Catharine Dolan, widow of James Dolan, died at the residence of her son in law, Patrick Gorman, near Fidelity, August 5, 1896. Funeral services were held at St. Francis church.


DOLAN. Died 08-1976. James F. Dolan, 75 years, 6 mos, 10 days, Mayor of Jerseyville for 16 years, died at his home. He had been ill for about 2 mos. A retired machinist at Olin, he became Mayor in 1959 defeating Dr. Clark Doak. Other opponents he defeated were Edward Weule 1963, city Fire Chief; John (Jerry) Zimmerman 1967, Executive Secretary of Jersey Savings and Loan and Paul Long 1971, Advertising Manager of Radio Station WJBM. He lost his bid for re-election in 1975 to Mayor Joe Susnig by 15 votes. He was born January 6, 1901 in Jersey County the son of James & Bridgett (Kiel) Dolan, in his early years he raised horses with his father. He was employed at the shoe factory and later at Olin where he retired in 1962. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and St. Francis church. He was married to (Sarah) Grace Hughes in March of 1929 and she survives as do 2 daughters, Mrs. James (Margaret Ann) Beane, Virden and Mrs. William (Mary Neal) Griffith, Carlinville; 1 son James A. Dolan, Jerseyville, 8 grandchildren, and 1 sister, Mrs. Mary D. Allen, Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother. Funeral mass was said July 19, at St. Francis church with Rev. Father Terry Shea celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Visitation and rosary were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.


DOLAN. Died 12-01-1977. Mary Elizabeth Dolan, formerly of Jerseyville, died January 12, in cal where she had taught school for 25 years. Memorial services were held January 15. She was a graduate from Jersey Township high school and Washington University with a master’s degree in literature. Her father, the late Martin J. Dolan Sr was a former State’s Atty in Jersey County and her mother, the late Mrs. Nellie Dolan, was a past worthy matron of the local Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by 1 brother, James Thornton Dolan of Tulsa, Oklahoma who was also State’s Atty in Jerseyville at one time. One brother, Martin J. Dolan Jr. died in 1962.


DOLAN. Died 1907. Peter Dolan, 75, died at his home; funeral from St. Francis church January 2. Rev. B. W. Lee and Rev. Bell officiating burial in St. Francis??. Mr Dolan was born in New York City in 1832, youngest of 3 brothers, the others being Patrick and William. William was also born in NY and was the father of Mrs. Thomas Gorman of Jerseyville. Patrick the oldest brother, was born in Ireland and with parents came to the US, landing in NY where they lived 8 years. When Patrick was 8 his father died. His mother with 3 children returned to Edgeworthstown, Co. Long Ford, Ireland, where their maternal grandmother and uncle lived. Uncle James McCormick, was a blacksmith and wished the boys to remain with him and learn that trade, which two of the boys agreed to do. But Patrick chose the sea and became a sea captain. Peter and William remained with their uncle, when their mother returned to New York City. She remarried and there were 2 daughters born to that union. One of them became Mother Superior in the Convent of the Good Shephard, New York City. Mr McKernan, former editor of the New York Sun, was an uncle by marriage, his wife being a sister to Mr. Dolan’s mother. The McCormicks, of the McCormick Reaper fame and millionaire manufacturers of machinery, are relatives, through the maternal line. At age 19, Mr. Dolan returned to America and landed at New Orleans in the year of 1851 and followed his trade as a blacksmith, working at it the day he landed for 1/2 day. He went into business for himself in New Orleans. He made and dressed the tools used in the building of General Jackson’s Monument, Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA. In June 1855 he married Maria Gorman in New Orleans. They were parents of 7 children; William H. and Mary O, Katie and James, born in New Orleans; Mary A, Lucy E, and Sarah J. born in Jerseyville. Katie, married Richard Kiely, and was mother of Wm. and Frank Kiely, died June 14, 1892. Mary A., married John Smith and died September 23, 1894. Lucy E. died Feb. 7, 1870. Sarah J. died March 9, 1882. Mrs Dolan died September 15, 1888. Wm and Mary died in infancy. James is the only surviving member of the immediate family. Peter remained in business in New Orleans until the break out of the Civil War in 1861. He joined the army as a mechanic, and foreman in the Quarter Master‘s Dept. Soon after sent Mrs. Dolan and 2 children, Kate and James, to Jerseyville where her parents had previously immigrated. They came by river to Alton, and then by stage to Jerseyville. The winter of 1863, Mr. Dolan arrived in Alton on Christmas eve, and finding the stage already gone and wanting to be with his family, he walked from Alton through deep snow in through the night. He arrived in Jerseyville in the early morning, accidently meeting his wife and her people (the Gormans) going to 4 am mass on Christman morn. That same winter, he worked for O. A. Tiff; going to Florida and remaining until the spring of 1864. He returned to Jerseyville and worked for Robert Newton. In 1877 or 78, he went into business for himself. He also served on the City council; belonged to Hiberian Soc; and Lodge ICMA.


DOLASH. Died 27-09-1987. Roger Dolash, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene of an auto accident on Illinois Route 267, close to Roodhouse. His wife, Sherilyn was also killed. Mr Dolash, 43, was employed as a counselor at Alton Mental Health Center. The couple was married January 24, 1965, in Hillsboro. He served in Vietnam, and was born in Washington DC, the son of Dean & Anita (Jensen) Dolash of Hillsboro. Surviving are their 2 Daughters, Shana and Jennifer Dolash, both at home; his parents ; 1 brother, Thomas Dolash of Worthington, OH. He was preceded in death by 1 brother. Combined visitation was held at Patton Funeral Home in Hillsboro, where services were held with Rev. Rick Francis officiating . Burial was in Ware’s Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorials may be given to a fund for Shana and Jennifer.


DOLASH. Died 27-09-1987. Sherilyn Dolash, was pronounced d at the scene of an auto accident on Illinois 267 near Roodhouse. Her husband Roger was also killed. She was born in Hillsboro, the daughter of the late Uley & Elsie (Lake) Cruthis. Survivors are her Daughters, Shana and Jennifer Dolash, both at home; her stepfather, Clyde Meyers of Hillsboro; and 2 Sisters, Ruby Wilkler and Thelma Draper, both of Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by 1 brother and 1 sister. A combined visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held from Patton Funeral Home with Rick Francis officiating. Burial was in Ware’s Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro.


DOMBROW. Died 06-10-1960. Harry C. Dombrow, 63, of Dow, died October at St. Joseph Hospital, Alton. Rev. Leonard Todd officiated at services from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr Dombrow was born in Chicago, the son of Bertha & William Dombrow. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite McDow Dombrow, of Dow; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joseph Johnson of Dow, and Mrs. Charles Skibbe, of Rosewell, NM, and 2 brothers, Arthur of Oak Park, and William of Los Angeles, CA. He also leaves a nephew, Harold Sibbe, of Rosewell, NM. Mr Dombrow became associated in a minor capacity with Western Electric Company in 1916 and through many promotions became area supervisor with the organization. Because of illness he retired from active service with the company in 1958 and he and Mrs. Dombrow came to Dow to reside. Many telephone exchanges throughout Illinois were built under Mr. Dombrow’s direction.


DONAHER. Died 1897. Hannah Doaher, 57, died at his home on E. Prairie St. Her maiden name was Cronin. She married James Donaher, who died 22 years ago – (22 years of age?) she leaves 5 children; 2 sons, in Jerseyville, 1 daughter at Houston Texas, and 2 daughters at Baton Rouge, LA.


DONAHER. Died 25-02-1927. Mary Donaher, died at her home in Oakland, California, February 25. Funeral services were held from St. Francis church. Requiem high mass celebrated by Rev. Fr J. J. Clancy. Interment was in St. Francis cemetery. She was formerly Mary Casey of Jerseyville. The remains were brought to Jerseyville and taken to Jennings Brothers undertaking establishment. William Sonaher, brother in law of Mary, and Mrs. Rievis of Oakland, accompanied the body to Jerseyville. Mr Donaher had recently suffered a stroke of paralysis and was unable to make the trip.


DONAHUE. Died 15-06-1885. Patrick Donahue, according to news received here died at St. Joseph, Missouri, June 15. Well known in Jersey County. Relatives not aware of his whereabouts previous to his death.


DONALD. Died 01-1956. Kathryn Donald, 72 years, 4 months, 5 days, died Tuesday am following a period of failing health. Services were held at Grafton Methodist church. Rev. Robert Berry, pastor of the church, officiated and burial was in Rowden cemetery, Rosedale, Township. She was a daughter of the late George & Ida (Faber) Bethel. She was born in Jersey County, June 22, 1887. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements and the body was moved from there to the home of her son, Charles Gose in Grafton. She is survived by her husband, Eugene C. Donald of St. Louis; 3 sons, Charles Gose of Grafton, Harold Ralston of St. Louis and William L. Donald of Mascoutah; 2 daughters, Mrs. Louella Albers of Salem, Missouri, and Mrs. Eugenia Wallace of Madison, 4 grandchildren and 7 g-grandchildren.


DONALDSON. Died 23-04-1976. Minnie Helen Donaldson, 74, died April 23, at her home in Jerseyville. She was born in Palmyra on September 7, 1901. A daughter of Thomas John & Bessie May (Farmer) Bush. Her survivors are 1 Daughter, Joyce Lee Donaldson of Jerseyville; 1 brother, Dale Busch of Wood River; and 1 grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond “Buzz” Donaldson who died in 1970; and 2 sons, Darrell Dean and Eugene Melvin. Private services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rebert Gulledge officiated at services and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Christian church.


DONNALLEY. Died 1927. Miss Susan Donnalley, 79, died at the State Hospital in Alton. She was a life long resident of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Chapel in Jerseyville. Rev. H. S. Farrill, pastor of First Presbyterian church, where she was a member officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Miss Lydia Donnalley, a sister, died November 23, 1926.


DONNALLY. Died 1889. Susanna Donnally, 80, died at the family home, 6 miles northeast of Jerseyville. Funeral at the home Rev. Ira C. Tyson officiating. She was born October 14, 1809 in Montgomery County PA daughter of Jacob & Elizabeth Felty. She married Thomas K. Donnally May 20, 1830. She was the mother of 9 children 8 girls, 1 boy. Surviving are her husband, 6 children, 14 grandchildren, 3 g-grandchildren. She belonged to Presbyterian church, first in n Liberties, PA until 1856, when she came to Illinois.


DONNEALLY. Died 23-11-1926. Miss Lydia Donneally, 90, died at her home in Jerseyville November 23. She leaves 3 sisters, Miss Sue Donneally of Jerseyville, Mrs. Mary Whitehead of Kane, Mrs. Caroline Williams of Topeka, KS. Funeral from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. H. S. Farrill. Burial in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born in Pennsylvania, daughter of Thomas K. & Susan Ann (Felty) Donneally.


DONOHOE. Died 21-10-19?? Wayne Francis Donohoe, a resident of the Delhi vicinity for the past year, died October 21, at Barnes hospital in St. Louis where he had been a patient for 5 weeks. He was a son of the late Samuel Newton & Lillian Frances (Armitage) Donohoe and was born January 6, 1901, at Pontiac. Survivors are his wife, Mary M. Donohoe, a teacher in Blair school in East Alton; 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank Purcell of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Everett Allen of Los Angeles, California, and 1 brother, Eldon Donohoe of Santa Barbara, CA. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements and interment was in Valhalla cemetery.


DORSETT. Mrs Elizabeth Dorsett, mother of B. Dorseett of this city, died in Alton, Monday.


DORSETT. Died 1906. James Dorsett, 35, was killed by CP & St.L train. He had left home Sunday evening and started west on the track toward the Quarry where he worked. At a curve the train struck him. Branson Dorsett of Jerseyville was informed of the death of his brother, and called to Alton. He had been divorced from his wife for some years. Surviving are 2 children.


DOTSON. Died 14-03-1992. Leota L. Dotson, 79, formerly of Greene County, died March 14, 1992 at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. Born in Wood River on November 12, 1912, she was the daughter of the late William & Effie (Bailey) Seago. She married Ira Dotson Sr. in 1934, in Alton. He died April 6, 1978. Surviving are 1 daughter, Jean Green of Carrollton; 4 sons, Ira Dotson Jr., of Littleton, Thomas Dotson of Anitoch, California, Jake Dotson of Las Vegas, NV and James Dotson of Alton; 11 grandchildren; 5 g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Jean Woolridge of Hillview. Preceding her in death were 2 brothers, Lawrence and Lloyd Seago; and 1 Sister, Hazel Cook. Visitation and services were at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial was in Borlin cemetery near Carrollton. American Cancer Society.


DOTSON. Died 1940. William Oscar Dotson, 33, of Eldred, died at Our Savior hospital in Jacksonville. He had been taken there shortly after an accident, a 45 ft fall, at Fairbanks Ranch 1 day earlier. At the inquest held in Jacksonville, his father, Leonard Dotson, testified that his son had climbed the tree to knock down some pecans for his children, who were with him in the field, when he appeared to lose his footing. He fell from the tree head foremost, the fall rendering him unconscious. The father and a son, Ira Dotson, placed the injured man in a car and brought him to Carrollton to the office of Dr. Wilson, who had him removed to the hospital. The physicians at the hospital attending him said that death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage with probable fracture of the skull. Ira Dotson told the jurors he went to the scene of the accident and found his brother’s cap buried 4 1/2 inches in the ground. The body was brought to Mehl & Son Funeral Home, where it remained to the hour of the funeral. Services were held at St. John church and burial was in St. John cemetery. William Dotson was born near Salem, Missouri, July 1, 1907. He had been a Greene County resident for several years. He is survived by his wife and 2 children; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Dotson; and 10 brothers and sisters; Harry, Ira, Maynard, Roman Leland Dotson, Mrs. Madeline Harris, Mrs. Blanche Camden, all of Eldred; Tommy Dotson and Mrs. Marian Horton Franklin Clay, Missouri, and Braxton Dotson of Nashville, TN.


DOTY. Died 17-04-1987. Gladys Doty, 91, of Brighton, died April 17, 1987, at St. Anthony hospital in Alton. She was born in Bunker Hill a daughter of the late Anthony & Laura (Howerton) Schuetz. She married Fay C. Doty on October 29, 1919. He died October 9, 1968. She had been the grocery business in Godfrey for 30 years. Surviving are 2 Sisters, Reba Pointer of Shipman and Nellie Eldred of Carlinville; and 2 Brothers, Authur Schuetz of Carlinville and Gilbert Schuetz of Girard. Visitation and service was held at from Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton. Rev. Dave Dennis officiated and burial was in Brighton cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian church, Brighton.


DOUGHERTY. Died 11-1918. Miss Agness Dougherty, 20, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Pat Dougherty, who reside near Kemper died at St. Joseph hospital in Alton. She had had pneumonia and this was followed by Spanish influenza. Remains were brought to Jerseyville by motor car and taken to St. Francis cemetery where private funeral services were held. She was buried beside her mother. Rev. J. J. Clancy conducted services. Agnes attended school at Ursuline Academy in Alton and was studying to be a trained nurse at St. Joseph Hospital. She leaves 4 sisters, Misses Julia and Loretta at home, Miss Mary, who teaches school north of town and Sister Ursula, one of the Ursuline Sisters from Alton, who is teaching at Holy Ghost school in Jerseyville for this term.


DOUGHERTY. Died 05-1879. Miss Annie E. Dougherty, 20, daughter of John G. & Susan Dougherty died at the home of her parents, near Otterville. ME church at Otterville, Rev. Geo. W. farmer officiating.


DOUGHERTY. Died 10-01-1953. Catherine Dougherty, 71 years, 9 months, 6 days, of Otter Creek Township, widow of Daniel Dougherty, died January 10 at Alton Memorial Hospital. She had been in ill health for some time and a patient for 3 weeks. She was born in Calhoun County April 4, 1881. She had been a resident of Jersey County for many years. She is survived by 1 son, Robert Dougherty of the Grafton vicinity; 1 daughter, Mrs. Leola Cantrell of Grafton; 1 granddaughter; 1 brother, John Arnold of Golden Eagle and 1 sister, Mrs. Marie Halwe of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were from Otterville Baptist Church January 12. Rev. Ernest Harden of St. Louis, pastor of the church officiated and interment was in Scenic Hill at Grafton.


DOUGHERTY. Died 11-1915. Daniel Dougherty, 43, whose farm is 3 miles N. of Grafton, was struck by lightening and killed Thanksgiving day. The families of Mr. & Mrs. Gorman and 2 children, and Mrs. Catherine Seaford had come to the Dougherty home to spend Thanksgiving day. Mrs Gorman being Mr. Dougherty’s sister. The men went out in the yard to put curtains on the car when the storm came over and lightening struck. Mr Gorman narrowly escaped death. Funeral from St. Patrick church at Grafton.


DOUGHERTY. Died 25-08-1903. Dyantha Curtis Dougherty, died August 25, 1903. She was born in Jersey County December 27, 1835. She married Henry E. Dougherty January 4, 1855 and joined the ME church. Among the most prominent and public spirited citizens of the county, making their home at Otterville. A few years after the death of her husband, January 21, 1875, she moved to Chicago in order to give her children greater advantages. She moved from Chicago to Hyde park and was one of the original members of Hyde Park Methodist Episcopal Church. Her name was the first to go on the list at the organization on the church in 1890. Funeral in Hyde park August 27, Rev. Hugh D. Atchison of St. Luke Church in Dubuque, IA. She leaves 2 sons, Curtis, who is superintendent of Springfield Division of Illinois Central rail road and Leberette Dougherty, who is engaged in banking business in New York City, and by 2 daughters Mrs. Rachel walker and Miss Jeanette M. Dougherty, who is widely known by her writings.


DOUGHERTY. Died 22-10-1903. James Dougherty, 11, son of Mr. Richard Dougherty, died of typhoid at his home. Funeral by Rev. Fallon from St. Francis church, burial in Catholic cemetery.


DOUGHERTY. Died 03-1905. John Dougherty, 73, died at the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Quincy. Remains taken to Salem ME church. Rev. S. Albrecht officiated and burial was in Salem cemetery.


DOUGHERTY. Died 11-1903. John G. Dougherty, born in Adams County, Mississippi, July 28, 1820, second son of Wm. & Jeanette Mariah A. (Fowler) Dougherty. His parents were dissatisfied with the conditions prevailing in the south and entertaining profound convictions against slavery, decided to seek a home in the north. In the spring of 1832, they came up the Mississippi River and settled at Belleville, Illinois. The were induced largely through the influence of Dr. Hamilton then of Otter Creek Township, but now long since deceased, to migrate in the fall of that same year to Jersey County. They located land which to his day comprises a part of the homestead. He wm y daou, the father, died leaving his large family dependent upon his widow, and a very important degree, upon the subject of this sketch, then only 14. The country was new and the family had to be fed. The little patches of ground already grubbed from the forest had to be tilled, trees felled, and brush had to be cleared from still other acres. The family had to be schooled and the mortgage had to be paid. There was no time from his father’s death to his own demise 2 days ago, when he did not stand as the faithful and unflinching protector of his father’s family. He kept his mother by his side until she was called hence September 3, 1862. He married Susan (Millross) Dougherty April 27, 1848. She was a native of Haddington, Scotland, but then a resident of Jersey County. Parents of 8 children: Junius, who died in infancy, Louisa Maria, wife of Hon. J. K. Cadwallader, George Henry, William, Irene Sliza, wife of Dr. Charles A. L. Reed, of Cincinnati, Anna Jeanetter, who died early in life, Leonora I Wife of Milton B. Noble and John George; 15 grandchildren. Intellectual acuteness, moral principles and political principles entertained by his parents, made it natural for Mr. Dougherty, upon the attainment of his majority he should identify himself with the Whig party, the only party then opposed to the extension of slavery. It was only natural that upon the dissolution of that party, that the subject of the sketch, revolted at the recollection of slavery that surrounded him in his childhood, found himself a sympathizer of Birney in the early abolition movement.


DOUGHERTY. Died 01-12-1974. John G. Dougherty of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma died there on December 1. He was born June 20, 1902 in Otterville, the son of John G. & Adelle (Lurton) Dougherty. Mr Dougherty was a 50 year member of Grafton Masonic Lodge and a member of Crown Heights Christian church, Oklahoma City. He was affiliated with John Hancock Life Ins. Company for 44 years. His wife, Leta (Brownbach) Dougherty, survives. Funeral services were held from Merritt Mortuary with burial in Bethany cemetery.


DOUGHERTY. Died 28 11-1950. John G. Dougherty, 84 years, 8 months, 27 days, Jersey County farmer, died at Alton Memorial hospital November 28, 1950. He had been in failing health for some time and had been a patient for 2 days. Mr Dougherty was a son of the late John G. & Susan (Millross) Dougherty and was born in this county March 1, 1866. The family has been engaged in farming in the Otterville vicinity and John had been a farmer all his life. Surviving is 1 son, John G. Dougherty Jr. of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. F. W. Schwarzlose, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


DOUGHERTY. Died 08-1974. Leslie M. Dougherty, 93 years, 8 months, 18 days, prominent retired farmer and banker, of Otterville, died at Jersey Community hospital, August 18. Doughety was a member of the Board of Directors of Jersey State Bank for 34 years, a stockholder since 1902 and served as president of the directorate from 1952-56, succeeded by his son-in-law, the late John G. Flautt. He was born November 30, 1880 the son of William & Wenona (Stafford) Dougherty, in Girard and lived his entire life in Jersey County. He married Stella Landon, who died June 14, 1965. He is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. John (Lila) Flaut of Jerseyville, 1 grandson, Leslie L. Flautt, Jerseyville and 2 g-grandchildren, John G. and Mary Leslie Flautt. He was a member of Grafton Full Moon Lodge No. 341, and Royal Arch Chapter of Knights Temple. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edwards Breed officiated and burial was in Noble cemetery, Otterville. Masonic rites were held at the Funeral Home.


DOUGHERTY. Died 1918. Miss Nettie Dougherty, daughter of Henry Dougherty of Otterville, died at Alhambra, CA. Mrs Rachael Walker of that city, sent a telegram to Mrs. T. S. Chapman, informing her of the death. She was a cousin of George and William Dougherty of Otterville. She was a woman of ability and was a contributor of stories of Methodist publications.


DOUGHERTY. Died 1909. Nona (Stafford) Dougherty, 51, died recently. As a bride of Wm. Dougherty, she went from her home in Grafton where she was born November 27, 1858, to the home her husband had provided for her in Girard. Their wedding day was March 3, 1880. After 3 years they returned to the scenes of their childhood and have lived in Otterville ever since. The touch of her fingers created images of perfection to delight and uplifting of hearers for many years. She had the constant companionship of her husband, her son Leslie, and her daughter, Theda. She took great delight in her only grandchild, Lila. The mother of this dear little child, Stella L. Dougherty has held the place of a loved daughter. Another member of this complete family is George Dougherty, a brother of love, more than in-law. Her sister, Mrs. Rowena Tidball, also spent much time in her home. Her brother Charles D. Stafford, has visited her often. There is no one of us that has not gained much in the acquaintance of Nona. We have gathered here to do our utmost, poor though it is, in expressing our sympathy for one another, but most of all for those whose lives have centered their devotion upon the wife and mother who has left us. The elasticity of her step was in itself a sermon on cheerfulness. Every incident of her life she thought of a blessing. Many times she spoke of the attentions of her neighbors and the devotion of her family. Believing in the midst of our afflictions, that death is a beginning, not an end, farewell. The preceding was read at the funeral of Mrs. Dougherty by her friend, Mrs. L. M. Cutting.


DOUGHERTY. Died 10-1911. Samuel E. Dougherty, 23, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Emiline L. Ewis, 3 miles north of Grafton on lot 6. He was a young man of many sterling qualities. He was a member of Riverside Camp No. 1967 and funeral, under auspices of that Camp, was held from the home. Burial was in IOOF cemetery. He leaves his mother and 3 sisters.


DOUGHERTY. Died 1889. Buried 04-02-1889. Samuel J. M. Dougherty, died at his home, (better known as the old Cook place) southeast of Otterville. Death was due to a short illness of typhoid fever. Funeral services were from ME church at Shiloh, February 4. Uncle Sammy was an old settler, having come here in 1845, a great many friends attended the funeral.


DOUGHERTY. Died 06-1964. Stella Dougherty, 85 years, 6 months, 2 days, wife of Leslie M. Dougherty, former president of Jersey State Bank, died at her home in Otterville area. She had been ill several months. Visitation and services were conducted at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Mode Powell, pastor of First Methodist church, Jerseyville, officiated and burial was in Noble cemetery. She was a member of one of the early families of Jersey County and was a daughter of the Late Milo & Hulda (Henson) Landon. Mr & Mrs. Dougherty had been married 60 years. Surviving are her husband, 1 daughter, Mrs. John G. (Lila) Falutt of Jerseyville and – incomplete.


DOUGHERTY. Died 09-1908. Susan V. Dougherty, 83, died at her home near Otterville. She was born near Hadington, Scotland, a seacoast region, October 17, 1825. She came to America with her family in 1847, landing in New Orleans and proceeding to Grafton. The family was 9 weeks on the water and her mother died on ship board and was buried at sea. Her father died soon after arriving at New Orleans. 1 sister and 1 brother, both preceded her in death. In July 1848, she married John G. Dougherty and settled on a farm near Otterville, Illinois, where the remainder of her life was spent. She joined the ME church at Otterville in 1855. Rev. B. B. Hamilton officiated at her funeral. She was a woman of sterling character, strong mother instincts, and a friend to the needy.


DOUGHERTY. Died 27-04-1909. Wenona K. Dougherty, 50, wife of Wm. Dougherty, died at her home in Otterville, April 27. Funeral from Baptist Church, Otterville, Rev. F. Naten serving.


DOUGHERTY. Died 07-05-1948?. William Dougherty, 93, Otterville resident, died at the home of his son & daughter-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Dougherty. He had suffered a serious head injury, when he slipped in the mud and in falling struck his head on a board fence. He had accompanied his son to the barn to look at the livestock when the accident occurred. Mr Dougherty was the son of the late John G. & Susan (Millrass) Dougherty and was born in Otterville on March 8, 1855. He was engaged in farming in the Otterville vicinity for many years. Surviving the decedent are 1 son, Leslie of Otterville, 1 daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Spangle of Rock Island, and 1 brother, John G. Dougherty of Otterville. He also leaves 3 grandchildren, Mrs. John Flautt of Hardin, Miss Florence Spangle of Rock Island and Mrs. Paul Whalen of Bellevidere, Illinois, and 3 g-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 10 at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Dale Harmon, pastor of First Methodist, Jerseyville, officiated at the rites and burial was in Noble cemetery at Otterville.


DOUGHERTY. Died 04-02-1991. William Patrick Dougherty, 80, died February 4, 1991, at his home. Dougherty was a manager for Brown Produce for 30 years before retiring, and was a member and past grand Knight of Jerseyville Knights of Columbus. Born in Jersey County, he was the son of the late Patrick & Ellen (Fitzgerald) Dougherty. He married Florence (Beiermann) Dougherty May 6, 1936, at Jerseyville. Surviving are his wife; 5 sons, Pat, Bill and John, all of Jerseyville, Paul of Hannibal, Missouri and Michael Dougherty of Collinsville; 5 daughters, Cecelia Weiner of Jerseyville, sister Marie Andre of Carrollton, Jane King of Simms, Paulett Baumgardner of Dawson and Barbara Johnston of Middlesburg, Florida; 28 grandchildren; and 14 g-grandchildren. 5 sisters and 1 g-grandson preceded him in death. Visitation was from Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jerseyville, where there was a rosary recitation. Funeral mass was at St. Francis church with Rev. Henry Schmidt as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be given to masses or the church, where he was a member.


DOUGLAS. John Hodgen douglas, 23 years, 17 days, died April 19, at the home of Judge O. P. Powell. The eldest son of Dr. James R. & Maria E. Douglas, of Batchtown, Illinois, the deceased was a student of Jacksonville Business College. He was visiting James Powel, his room mate, when he was taken with a chill on Sat. After great suffering died of cerebro-spinal meningitis. His remains were taken to his home in Calhoun County for interment.


DOUGLAS. Died 28-10-1927. Mary Douglas, 91, one of the oldest residents of the Piasa vicinity, Macoupin County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Crane, in Brighton, on October 28. She was born in Plymouth, Devonshire, England and came to America when she was 21 years old, settling near Piasa with her parents, the Late Benjamin & Elizabeth (Wesley) Collins. Mrs Douglas, active even in old age, is survived by more than 100 decendants, including her 6 children, 26 grandchildren, 63 g-grandchildren, 4 g-g-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. Funeral from Piasa ME Church, Rev. J. G. Korb. Burial in Piasa cemetery. She was married on October 29, 1857, shortly after coming to America to Henry Douglas, who was also a native of England, he having emigrated from Dorsetshire. 2 of their 8 children died in infancy. Surviving are Mrs. Mary Wagner and Mrs. Lilu Dykes of Rushville, NE, Mrs. Thomas Beach of Hardin, County, Mrs. J. E. Crane of Brighton, W. H. Douglass of Laverne, Oklahoma, and J. W. Douglass of Piasa, Illinois. Mrs Douglas was a woman of strong personality with a warmth of love for country and friends. Her passing has left a void in the hearts of her many friends and with those who knew her in her home. Faithful member of Piasa Methodist church, with which she united more than 30 years ago. Spent most of her life on a farm near Piasa, going about 11 years ago, to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Crane, of Brighton.


DOWDALL. Died 25-01-1954. Edward Hayden Dowdall, 88, died January 25, at Tower View Nursing Home, where he had resided the past 2 years. He was a son of the Late Hayden & Clarinda (Brown) Dowdall and was born, June 16, 1866 in the Providence vicinity, east of Carrollton, where he attended school and grew to manhood. He lived on a farm in Linder Township for more than 50 years, retiring in 1947 and moving to this city. He Married Carrie (Linker) Dowdall October 5, 1892 and she preceded him in death February 6, 1953. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Charles Meldrum, Carrollton; 1 sister, Hayde Dowdall, Carrollton and 1 brother, Avery Dowdall, Rockbridge. Funeral services were conducted at Simpson Funeral Home by Rev. Glenn Manis and burial was in White Hall cemetery.


DOWDALL. Died 24-12-1923. Emma Dowdall, 56, died at Barnes hospital in St. Louis, December 24, 1923. She leaves 6 children: Mrs. Ethel Wallace, Grafton, Muriel and Clyde Dowdall of Osage, Missouri, Mrs. Florence Heck and Miss Esther Dowdall of St. Louis and Curtis Dowdall of Grafton. Funeral from home of Mrs. Wallace. Rev. M. J. Wahl officiating and burial in IOOF Scenic Hill cemetery.


DOWDALL. Died 19-05-1956. Fred Dowdall, 59 years, 7 months, and 18 days, a Jerseyville painter, died May 19, at Jersey Community hospital where he had been moved for treatment the preceding day. Mr. Dowdall was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Edward Dowdall of Grafton and was born October 1, 1896. The decedent is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie B. Dowdall; 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Melvin Wiseheart of Jerseyville; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Wallace of Grafton, Mrs. Esther Griffin of St. Louis and Mrs. Florence Wingo of Los Angeles, California, and 3 brothers, Clyde Green of Osage City, Missouri, Merle Green of Des Arc, Arkansas, and Curtis Dowdall. Funeral services wre held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Carl C. Moman, pastor of First Baptist church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


DOWDALL. Died 22-02-192? John L. Dowdall, 60?, passed away at the home of his daughter in St. Louis, February 22. He was born in Grafton, February 16, 1862, and was the son of Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Dowdall. The funeral services were held at Grafton, February 24, Rev. Darrell of St. Louis officiating and burial was in IOOF cemetery. In November 189 he was united in marriage to Malissa F. (Shaw) Dowdall. They were parents of 5 children, 1 preceding him in death. 10 years ago he united with the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, 4 children, 1 grandchild, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and a host of friends.


DOWDALL. May 1918. Death of Mrs. Malissa W. Dowdall. Mrs. Malissa Wade Dowdall, age 80 yrs., died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas O’Neil, in Grafton, Tuesday evening at 9:30. Mrs. Dowdall was the widow of the late Wm. H. Dowdall, a civil war veteran. She was born in Jersey County, and has lived in the county all of her life. She was a very charitable woman, always lending a helping hand to those in need. Mrs. Dowdall has been paralyzed for the past ten years. During this time has had the assistance and the best care possible, given her by her devoted daughters. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Thomas O’Neil, Mrs John Tonkinson, Mrs. John Cope and Mrs. Fred Freeman, Three sons, John Dawdall of Decatur, Il., Lou and Edward Dowdall of Grafton, and grandchildren and great Grandchildren and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the O’Neil home Wednesday at 2:00, the Rev W. L Rhein pastor of M. E. Church, officiating. Burial in I. O. O. F. Cemetery.


DOWDALL. Died 22-12-1950. Mary Ellen Dowdall, 77 years, 8 months, 25 days, died December 22, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. John Otto of Shipman, where she had been visiting. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Mrs Dowdall was a daughter of the late William T. & Minerva (Inlow) Spry and was born in Jersey County, Illinois, March 27, 1873. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Ida Stephens of Marble Hill, Missouri; 1 son, Eugene C. Dowdall of St. Louis, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 16 g-grandchildren; 5 sisters, Mrs. Dwight Stafford, Mrs. Asher Bull, Mrs. Otis Stockton and Mrs. Rosa Czaia of Fieldon and Mrs. Michael Cummings of Alton. Funeral services were held at Grafton Baptist Church December 24. Rev. Benjamin Sauerwein officiated and burial was in Rowden cemetery.


DOWDALL. Died 19-02-1898. Miss Olive Dowdall, 34, died February 19. The 4th daughter of James & Mary Dowdall, living 4 miles southwest of Rockbridge. Funeral from home and burial was in Witt cemetery. She leaves 3 sisters, Mrs. W. W. Lewis of Liberty, NE, Mrs. H. Hackley of Rockbridge, Mrs. J. Valentine of Kane; 2 brothers, John and Frank of Kane, 2 sisters and 2 brothers preceded him in death. Father and mother still living. Her funeral day was 48th anniversary of her parents.


DOWDALL. Died 22-11-1911. W. H. Dowdall, 74, of Grafton, died November 22, 1911. Recently celebrated 50th wedding anniversary. Survived by 5 boys and 3 daughters. He lived near Fieldon until 15 years ago when he moved to Jersey.


DOWER. Died 07-11-1971. Elmer John Dower, 77, of Murrayville died November 7 at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville. Requiem mass was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier church with Fr. Francis Lee celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. He was born February 1, 1894 in Jersey County the son of Peter & Mary Elizabeth (Vahle) Dower. A member of the Modern Woodman of America, he was retired as an attendant at Jacksonville State hospital. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary (Kappel) Dower; 2 sisters, Mrs. Gussie French and Mrs. Sarah Kirchner of Jerseyville; 1 half brother, Leo Burns, Godfrey. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to cancer fund.


DOWER. Died 17-03-1978. Mary Agnes Dower, 81, of Rural Route 1, Murrayville, died March 17 at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier church with Rev. Patrick Morrow, celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. She was born in Jersey County February 16, 1897, a daughter of Lawrence and Rose (McGowen) Kappel. She was retired as a nurses aide from the state hospital. She is survived by 2 sisters, marguerite Green of Jerseyville and Lillian Hoffman of East Alton. Her husband Elmer Dower, died in 1971.


DOWN. Died 16-02-1948. Mary Ida Down, 81yrs, 10 months, 19 days, widow of William R. Down, died at her home in Piasa Township, February 16, following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Thomas & Nancy (Talley) Harris, and was born in Jersey County, March 27, 1866. Survivors are 2 sons, Harry Down of Texas, and Elmer Down of Granite City; 4 daughters, Mrs. Silas Williams of CO, Mrs. John Junette of Brighton, Mrs. John E. Jones of Brighton, Miss Lydia Down of Brighton; 16 grandchildren, and 20 g-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Brighton Presbyterian Church, February 18, with Rev. Lyle Stone officiating and burial was in Marston cemetery.


DOWNEY. Died 15-07-1991. Bernard Downey, 63, former Grafton resident, died July 15, 1911, in Tucson. He retired from Bell Telephone Company in Arizona. Born in Streator on February 11, 1928, he was the son of Edith (Clark) Downey of Grafton and the late P. P. Downey. In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Martha; 1 son, Jack Downey of Tucson; 3 grandchildren; and 1 sister, Sandra Ruyle of Godfrey. The body was cremated. No services were scheduled. Bring’s Funeral Home-Broadway Chapel of Tucson was in charge of arrangements.


DOWNEY. Died 12-07-1976. Charles E. Downey, 64, of Phoenix, AZ died July 12 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Final rites were from at First Baptist Church, Jerseyville with Rev. Dean Dolase of Calvary Baptist Church, Hillsboro, and Rev. Everett Chambers, pastor of First Baptist Church officiated. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was a retired soil scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture. He was born November 25, 1911 in Jersey County, a son of Robert L. & Mabel (Shea) (Sunderland) Downey. His survivors are his widow, Selma Downey; 2 sons, David Lynn Downey of Phoenix, AZ and Ernese Charles Downey of Jacksonville; 2 Stepsons, Richard Shepard of Peoria and Robert Shepard of Los Angeles, California; 2 brothers, Max and Harold Downey of Jerseyville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edith Wagoner of Phoenix and Mrs. William F. Wilson of Waverly; and 2 grandchildren.


DOWNEY. Edna Virginia Downey, 81 years, 5 months, 17 days, died shortly after admission to Jersey Community hospital. She had complained of not feeling well about midnight and when her condition grew worse she was moved to the hospital where her death occurred. Visitation and services were from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of First Presbyterian church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to Cancer Soc. Mrs Downey, a daughter of the late Charles Augustus & Lida (Felter) Davis, was born in Jersey County. Mrs Downey was active in the Jersey County Domestic Science Assoc., which was a forerunner of the Jersey County Farm Bureau operated in the interests of the homemakers of Jersey County. She was later head of the Home Bureau Market, which the organization sponsored here for a few years. She has been a member of the Order of Eastern Star for 63 years and joined the Elizabeth Chapter at Kane at the age of 18 and in later years transferred her membership to the Jerseyville Chapter. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Wilson (Keota) Schultz of Jerseyville, Mrs. Cornell (Roma) Jones of Glen Ellyn; 4 grandchildren; 4 g-grandchildren; and 1 brother, John Davis of Riverside, CA.


DOWNEY. Died 1917. Elizabeth Jane Downey, 65, daughter of C. J. & M. A. Miller, was born northwest of Otterville, October 5, 1851. She was the second child of 9 children, 3 dying at birth. The living are Wm. P. and Amos S. of Jersey County, Adolph, Granite City, Mrs. Nancy E. Vanbuskirk, Kincaid, KS, and Alva P. Miller, Gem, Alberta, Canada. She married Sylvester G. Downey, Thanksgiving evening 1875. To them were born 6 children: Dr. Sylvester W, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, James, Rosetta T. Downey, at Home, and R. S. and F. A. Downey, English Township, and Jesse; 11 grandchildren. Her husband died July 1911.


DOWNEY. Died 07-07-1971, buried Oak Grove cemetery. Fannie Sayer Downey, 82, of Jerseyville, and had been residing at Blue Fountain Manor for 6 weeks, died recently. Visitation and services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. She was the daughter of the late Augustus & Ella (Pruitt) Cray and was born in Jersey County April 28, 1889. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. John F. Moenster of St. Louis, 1 grandson, Frank Yocom of Jerseyville, and their families.


DOWNEY. Died 01-03-1972. Finis A. Downey, 84, a director of Jersey State Bank and retired farmer, was dead on arrival March 1 at Jersey Community hospital. His Son-in-law, Corporal Wilson Schultz, found Mr. Downey ill at his home that evening when he stopped to pick him up to go to supper. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edwards Breed of Jerseyville officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born September 17, 1887 in Jersey County the son of Sylvester & Elizabeth J. (Miller) Downey. Mr Downey was a charter member of Jersey County Farm Bureau and member of Kane Lodge AF & AM. His wife, Edna (Davis) Downey, preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Wilson (Keota) Schultz of Jerseyville and Mrs. Cornell (Roma) Jones of Glen Ellyn; 4 grandchildren; 6 grandchildren; 1 brother, Dr. Sylvester W. Downey of Jerseyville. His wife, 3 brothers and 1 sister preceded him in death.


DOWNEY. Died 01-03-1972. Gwendolyn V. Downey, 62, wife of Charles Downey, a resident of Kane area for a short time, died March 1, at Phoenix, Arizona, following a period of ill health. The body was flown to Jerseyville from Phoenix and visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held there with Rev. Carlton Christenson, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Downey was born in Everett, Washington, July 29, 1910. She was a retired school teacher and home maker. Mr & Mrs. Downey had gone to Arizona last November after residing for a time on a farm near Kane following their return from Korea where Mr. Downey had been assigned by the United Nations in the Soils Conservation Program for a 2 year period. Under the encouragement of the Downeys, a young Korean couple, Mr. & Mrs. Shin Hoon Ahn of Suwon, Korea, came to the United States for Mr. Ahn to continue his education and they are presently residing in Chicago. While the Downeys were living in Korea, Mrs. Downey held classes in English for the natives. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, David Lynn Downey of Phoenix and Ernest Charles Downey of Milwaukee, WI; 1 sister, Mrs. Ernest Weiner of Millstadt, and 2 grandchildren.


DOWNEY. Died 04-1973. Percy P. Downey, 75, former superintendent of Grafton school for many years, died recently. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Bob Kimber of Grafton officiating and burial was in Oak Ridge cemetery, Springfield. He was born November 24, 1897 in Princeton, Indiana, the son of Jefferson C. & Montia R. (Hartley) Downey. A veteran of WWI, Mr. Downey was a member of Full Moon Lodge AF & AM in Grafton, and Whaley Post American Legion. His survivors are his wife, Edith (Clark) Downey; 1 daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Sandra) Ruyle, Godfrey; 1 Son, Bernard C. Downey, Tuscon, Arizona; 5 grandchildren; 2 g-grandchild; 1 sister, Mrs. Dorothy Bash, Boldville. His parents, 1 sister and 1 brother preceded him in death. Visitation and Masonic services were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.


DOWNEY. Died 06-01-1958. Robert L. Downey, 72 years, 5 months, 18 days, retired farmer and Vice President of Jersey State Bank, died January 6, at Jersey Community hospital where he had been moved a few days ago after suffering a heart attack, resulting in his death. A life long resident of Jersey County, he was born July 18, 1885, a son of the Late Sylvester G. & Elizabeth Jane (Miller) Downey. Mr Downey farmed extensively until 1948 when he moved to Jerseyville to make his home. He retired from active work at that time but had continued his farm interests. Just about a year ago he was named Vice President of the banking firm to succeed Dr. J. G. Schwarz who announced his retirement. He had been a director at the bank for 12 years and was also a director of Jersey Savings & Loan Company for a number of years. He was a Shriner and held membership in King Solomon Lodge of Kane and Royal Arch Chapter in Jerseyville. He was formerly a trustee of First Baptist Church of Jerseyville. Surviving are his wife, Fannie Downey; 3 sons, Max and Harold of Jerseyville, and Charles of Hillsboro; 2 daughters, Mrs. Carl Wagoner of Bloomington and Mrs. William Wilson of Waverly; 2 brothers, Dr. S. W. Downey; 1 sister, Mrs. William Manning, Jerseyville; and 8 grandchildren. The death of his first wife, Mabel (Sunderland) Downey, occurred in 1950, and he was also preceded in death by an infant son. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Carl Moman officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


DOWNEY. Died 18-11-1987. Robert “Bob” Max Downey, 77, died November 18, 1987, at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, following a lengthy illness. Downey was employed for 30 years at Standard Oil Power Station in Wood River, retiring in 1973. Born in Jersey County, he was a son of the late Robert Lynn and Mabel June (Sunderland) Downey. On August 17, 1935, he married Ruby (Lee) Downey in Bloomington and she survives. In addition to his wife, surviving are 1 daughter, Janet Weule of Jerseyville; and 2 Sisters, Edith Wagoner and Dorothy Wilson, both of Virginia, Illinois. He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Charles Downey. Visitation and services were from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Charles Epperly officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church, Jerseyville.


DOWNEY. Died 27-07-1911. Sylvester Griswold Downey, 75 years, 10 months, 3 days, died July 27, 1911. He was born September 24, 1835, 6 miles northwest of Jerseyville, Jersey County, then Greene County, Illinois. With the exception of the last year, during which time he lived in Jerseyville, he spent his entire life upon that farm. Mr Downey was the youngest child of Urial & Mary (Griswold) Downey. On October 5, 1870, he married Charlotte (Crain) Downey. Of this union 2 children were born, Sials Edwin who died Nov. 29, 1895, aged 24 and Lottie Pearl, who in July 1874, aged 6 months. Mrs Downey died March 13, 1874. Nov 24, 1874, Mr. Downey married Elizabeth Jane (Miller) Downey. To them were Dr. Sylvester W. , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, James C, Jerseyville, Jessie W, Chicago, Rosetta T, Robert L. and Finus A. all of Jerseyville. Mrs Downey and their 6 children survive. On July 29, an appropriate religious exercise was conducted by Rev. W. W. Hicks, pastor of Baptist Church, Jerseyville, assisted by Rev. D. C. Blunt, pastor of Kane Baptist Church, were held at the family residence. At the tomb in Oak Grove cemetery, a beautiful and impressive ceremony was rendered by the Masonic fraternities of Kane and Jerseyville; Mr. Downey having been a member of King Solomon Lodge # 197 AF & AM Kane, Illinois, since 1865. Mr Downey’s long, useful and public spirited life made him one of the best known persons in Jersey County. Being an incessant worker and very liberal with his money, he provided amply for both the comforts and pleasures of his family. He was one of the most quiet men this writer has ever known, yet he entered heartily into all the joys of the community. If there was a public gathering or function of any kind in his community, his family was always well represented and his children were taught always to contribute freely to its advancement. He was thoroughly patriotic, honorable in his dealings with neighbors, a kind husband and an affectionate and loving father. The writer as well as others outside his immediate family has many times been the recipient of his kindly bestowed favors. Such is the man we have lost. Such is the man for whom we mourn. Mr. Downey’s last acts comported with the whole tenor of his life. Although in extreme pain, not one groan escaped him; and with undisturbed serenity he closed his well spent life. As he lay upon his dying bed with his hands clasped in that of Mrs. Downey, he exemplified the thought so beautifully penned by Alice Cary in the following lines, slightly changed from the original: Swiftly his pale arms folded my hands in a meek embrace, as the light of immortal beauty silently covered his face. And when the arrows of sunset lodged in the tree-tops bright he fell in his saint-like beauty, asleep by the gates of light. To his children, I would say: o deem not they are blest alone, whose lives a peaceful tenor keep; the power who pities man has shown a blessing for the eyes that weep. To his wife I would say: and thou who o’er thy friend’s low bier sheddest the bitter drops like rain hope that a brighter, happier sphere will give him to thy arms again. For God has marked each sorrowing day, and numbered every secret tear, and heaven’s long age of bliss shall pay for all his children suffer here. (Contributed by A. M.)


DOWNEY. Died 03-01-1975. Sylvester W. “Doc” Downey, 97 died January 3, at Garnet’s Chateau where he had resided since May, 1972. He had practiced osteopathy for 68 years until the age of 94. Noted for his work with youth, Dr. Downey was successful in getting a chapter of Demolay in Jerseyville n 1943 and started houry league work with Burl Hunter in Jerseyville in the summer of 1953. He had his own khoury league team, Downey’s. The team won best sportsmanship award for 10 years in 1965. Doc was made Dean of Jersey County khoury league. He was born February 21, 1877, the oldest child of Sylvester Griswold & Elizabeth Jane Downey. He attended the Shakeray-(Shakerag) school, graduated from Jersey Township high school and taught in country schools. Later he went to Chicago where he worked on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail road. Downey entered Kirksville Osteopathic College in 1901 where he participated in baseball, football and track. Graduating from Kirksville Osteopathic College, he started practiec in New Brighton, PA and a year later practiced in Pittsburgh. He married Gertrude (Beatty) Downey in 1904. He helped to start a Boy Scout club in Pittsburgh in 1910. Dr Downe acted as advisor to Demolay in Pittsburgh, PA until 1937, then went to New Orleans, LA, to stay with his brother, Jess until 1940 when he came to Jerseyville to live with his sister, Rose. He helped as advisor with John Decourcy with a Jersey County Unit of Demolay chapter of Alton. He became a Mason in 1918 and belonged to Knight Templar, consistory and Shriners. He was master of Masonic Lodge in Pittsburgh in 1929. A professed Republican, Downey was Deputy Sheriff of Jersey County from 1941-1945, then went back to practicing osteopathy again. His wife and 1 daughter, Llerna Ethelwyn Downey are deceased. 1 grandchild, Richard Royston, survives. 4 brothers, and 1 sister also preceded him in death. Funeral services were from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. M. Edwards Breed officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Masonic services were held at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the “Doc” Downey Memorial fund.


DOWNS. Died 10-1982. Electa M. Downs, 95, of Alton, died at Saturday at her residence. Born in Grafton, daughter of the late William & Mary (Franklin) Franz, she married Frank Downs February 26, 1913 in Fidelity, he died in 1971. Surviving are 2 Daughters, Ina Adams, Alton and Nina Murray of Searcy, AR; 9 grandchildren; 18 g-grandchildren; and 1 g-g-grandchild. Visitation and services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Mudd officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.


DOWNS. Buried 1970. Frank Downs, 89, died at his home in Jerseyville. Final rites were held at the Church of Christ in Jerseyville with Orlen Campbell officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove. He was born April 17, 1881 in Waverly, a son of William & Jane Downs and had engaged in farming. Surviving are his wife, Electa (Franz) Downs; 2 daughters, Mrs. Ed Murray of Laramie, WY, and Mrs. Oren Adams of Alton; 1 grandchild; 3 g-grandchildren. His parents and 1 brother preceded him in death. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.


DOWNS. Died 20-02-1976. Glynn L. Downs, 58, died February 20 at Jersey Community hospital. Services were conducted from Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Claude Evans, pastor of Paradise Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. He was born January 13, 1918 in Jersey County, a son of Everett & Velma (Hunter) Downs of Fidelity vicinity. Downs was a livestock and grain farmer. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Mrs. Linna (Porter) Downs; 1 sister, Mrs. Clifford (Isabelle) Keyes of Ashland; 1 brother, George of Wyoming, nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to the heart fund.


DOWNS. Minerva Down, 74, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Hunter. She had been an invalid for many years. She leaves 3 daughters, Mrs. James Hunter, Mrs. Frank Long and Mrs. Mary McCauley all of Jerseyville. Burial in Pruitt cemetery.


DOYLE. Died 09-1915. Philip Doyle 23, died of severe burns at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rosa Crowe of Alton. A coal oil lamp exploded. Funeral from St. Patrick church in Grafton. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Rose Doyle, 3 brothers and 6 sisters, all living in Grafton with exception of Mrs. Crowe.

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