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WOCK. Died 07-10-1977. Edward J Wock, 96, of Jerseyville, died October 7 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, Jerseyville. He was born March 29, 1891 in Jersey County, son of the late John & Theresa (Drainer) Wock. He was a self-employed truck driver and farmer. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jerseyville and was a WW I veteran of the US Army. Surviving are 1 sister, Clara Wartman of Alabama and nieces and nephews. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where the Rosary was recited. Funeral Mass was held October 10, at Holy Ghost Church with Msgr P P Heinen and Rev William Hembrow conducting. no cem (St Francis?)


WOCK. Died 06-07-1976. John Francis Wock Sr, 82, retired Jersey County farmer, died July 6 at Jersey Community hospital. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Francis Church with Rev R T Shea celebrant. Interment was in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. He was born November 5, 1893, in Jersey County, son of John C &I Theresa (Drainer) Wock. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish, Knights of Columbus and Jerseyville Senior Citizens. Surviving are his widow, Marie E (Feyerabend) Wock; 3 daughters, Mrs Dean (Mary Helen) Conrad, Alton, Mrs Russell (Maxine) Prill, Jerseyville and Mrs John (Jack) (Lois) Fessler, Godfrey; 1 son, John (Jack) Wock Jr, Jerseyville; 8 grandchildren; 4 g-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lena Wock, Jerseyville and Mrs Clara Wartman, Eoyham, AL; 1 brother, Edward Wock, Jerseyville. His parents, 1 sister, and 2 brothers preceded him in death.


WOCK. Died 08-06-1990. Laverne Lewis Wock, 77, died June 8, 1990 at DePaul Medical Center, St. Louis. In 1975, he retired as a machine operator from Rotary Ram, Godfrey and later retired as co-owner of Wock’s New & Used Furniture, Jerseyville in 1988. Born in Otterville, he was the son of the late Paul & Louise (Kirchner) Wock. he married Catherine (Grothaus) Wock on May 6, 1936, in Jerseyville. She survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters, Betty Scott, Alton, Gayle Willis, Delhi and Pauline Daougherty, Hannibal, MO; 7 grandchildren; and 5 g-grandchildren. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with rosary recitation. Jerseyville Moose Lodge 695, of which he was a charter member, conducted graveside rites. Funeral Mass was at Holy Ghost Church, Jerseyville with Rev William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery, Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to American Heart Assoc or masses.


WOCK. Died 01-03-1980. Louesa L Wock, 92, of Jerseyville, died March 1 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, Jerseyville. She was born in Otterville on March 1, 1887, daughter of the late Charles H & Alvina (Hooper) Kirchner. She was the widow of Paul Wock, who died December 26, 1959. Surviving are 1 son, Laverne Wock, Jerseyville; 1 brother, Walter Kirchner, Jerseyville; 3 grandchildren and 7 g-grandchildren. Her parents, husband, 5 brothers and 1 sister preceded her in death. Visitation and services were at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Clay Noah Jr, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to charity of choice.


WOCK. Died 24-06-1980. Magdalene Lena Wock, 95, died June 24 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 23, 1885 in Jersey County, daughter of John & Theresa (Drainer) Wock Sr. surviving are 1 brother, Edward J Wock, Jerseyville and 1 sister, Clara Wartman, Ashford, AL, nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost Church with Fr William Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the rosary was recited.


WOCK. Marie Wock, 89, died February 6, 1989, at Jersey Community hospital. She was born in Jerseyville, daughter of the late Henry & Mary J (Elfgen) Feyerband. On October 29, 1920, she married John F Wock in Jerseyville. He died July 6, 1976. Surviving are 1 son, Jack Wock, Jerseyville; 3 daughters, Mary Helen Conrad, Alton, Maxine “Mickie” Prill, Jerseyville and Lois Fessler, Munster, IN; 8 grandchildren; 19 g-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Alma Habing, St. Louis and Lucille Maloney, Edwardsville; and 1 brother, Leslie Feyerband, St. Louis. Seven brothers preceded her in death. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where a prayer service was held. Funeral Mass was held at St. Francis Church, Jerseyville with Rev Henry Schmidt, celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Francis School or masses.


WOCK. Paul Peter Wock, 76, retired farmer of English Township, died December 28, 1959 at Jersey Community hospital where he had been a patient for the past week. Final rites were held December 30, at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl Dickey, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was son of the late John & Theresa (Drainer) Wock and was born in Jersey County, December 18, 1883. Surviving are his wife, Louesa (Kirchner) Wock, Fieldon; 1 son, Laverne Wock, Jerseyville implement dealer; 3 granddaughters; 3 brothers, John, Edward and Louis Wock, Jerseyville; 3 sisters, Mrs Peah Jilek, and Miss Lena Wock, Jerseyville and Mrs Clara Wartman of Pompana Beach, FL.


WOELFEL. Died 08-10-1966. George William Woelfel, 63, of Jerseyville, died October 8, at Jersey Community hospital where he had been moved a few hours earlier. He had been ill for some time. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where the rosary was recited. Funeral services were held at Holy Ghost Church with Rev Fr Paul P Heinen celebrant of Requiem Mass. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. He was a son of the late Fred & Elizabeth (Brinkman) Woelfel and was born in Calhoun County, March 12, 1903. He was a steamfitter by trade and was employed by Holmes & Narver Const Co. He was a member of Local 553 Plumbers & Fitters Union, Knights of Columbus, and Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Rose Woelfel; 4 sons, George L, Alton, Alfred H, Richard A, and Ronald J Woelfer, Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Mrs William Simpson Jr, Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 1 brother, Henry Woelfel, Jerseyville; and 3 sisters, Mrs Andrew Klass, Batchtown, Mrs Josephine Droege, Peoria, and Mrs Virgil Watts, Franklin. One daughter, Elizabeth (Betty Lou) preceded him in death.


WOELFEL. Henry A “Hank” Woelfel, 79, died May 30, 1991, at his home. He was a boilermaker at Shell Oil Company, Wood River for more than 30 years, retiring in 1974. Born in Meppen, August 14, 1911, he was son of the late Fred & Elizabeth (Brinkman) Woelfel. He married Evelyn (Drage) Woelfel on June 17, 1944, in Alton. She died October 29, 1989. Surviving are 1 son, Henry William Woelfel, Mt Olive; 3 daughters, Rose Ann Reed, MT Olive, Shirley Breden, Jerseyville and Joyce Ketcherside, Corning, IA; 7 grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mary Watts, Jacksonville. Preceding him in death were 1 brother, George Woelfel; and 3 sisters, Josephine Droege, Peoria and Mrs Virgil Watts, Franklin. One daughter, Elizabeth (Betty Lou) preceded him in death.


WOLF. Died 05-04-1984. Deron L “Peggy” Wolf, 40, of St. Louis died April 5, at St. Anthony hospital, St. Louis. Funeral Mass was held At St. Catherine Laboure Church, St. Louis with burial in Resurrection Cemetery, St. Louis. Fr Joseph Wolf was celebrant. She was born December 20, 1943 in E St. Louis and was a graduate from Jersey Community High School in 1961. Her parents are Donald Schulte, Grafton and Louise Hunter, Lepine, OR. Dorothy Schulte, Grafton is her stepmother. Other survivors are 5 bros, Donald Schulte Jr, Godfrey, Gerald Schulte, Vista, CA, Mark Phillips, Salt Lake City, UT, Billy Phillips, Provo, UT, Scott Schulte, Grafton; 4 sisters, Debra Hotz and Susan Schulte, Grafton, Celine Pankratius, Atlanta, GA, and Faith Thorne, Grass Valley, CA. Memorials may be given to Kidney Foundation.


WOLFE. George H Wolfe, 87 years, 1 month, 21 days, died at his home in Jerseyville on March 18, 1921, His wife preceded him in death several years ago, and he had been cared for in his declining years by their adopted daughter, Mrs Fannie Tweedy. Funeral services were from the home on March 21. Rev Dr Arthur Mather, Kirkwood, Mo officiated and Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WOLFE. Died 27-01-1919. Sarah Wolfe, wife of George H Wolfe, 91, one of the area’s oldest residents, died January 27, at her home. She was born in Stuben, NY, January 25 1828, daughter of Mr & Mrs Ames. In 1866, she was married there and soon moved to Jerseyville, 1870. They had celebrated their Golden Wed Annv 3 years ago. She is survived by her husband and 1 adopted daughter, Fannie (Wolfe) Tweedy, wife of Benjamin Tweedy of St. Louis; 3 bros, Charles Ames, Rome, NY, Wm and George Ames, Utica, NY. Funeral was from the home and Rev F O Wilson officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WOLL. Died 04-1914. Mrs Catherine Woll, 69. St. Francis Church, Rev Driscoll.


WOMACK. Died 21-04-1986. Carol L Womack, 59, of Grafton, died April 21. She was born December 6, 1926, in Mounds to the late Fred & Mary (Caywood) Harp. She married James S Womack on December 8, 1946, in Polaski. He died December 4, 1970. She was a member of Newbern Assembly of God. Survivors include 3 sons, James Jr of Rosewood Heights, Edward Sr, Grafton and Alan, Hopewell, VA; 2 daughters, Sheila Hund, Dearborn, MI, and Nancy Spain, Odin; 1 sister, Patsy Harp, Metropolis; and 9 grandchildren. Visitation was April 23 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Grafton, where the funeral was held April 24 with Rev William Turner officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey. Memorials may be given to Newbern Assembly of God Church and Grafton Volunteer Emergency Corps.


WOMACK. Died 12-1970. James S Womack, 51, of Grafton, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital. He had been ill for some time. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev William Turner, Jerseyville, officiated and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. An electrician at Peavey Co. He was born At Olive Branch, February 11, 1919 son of Thomas F & Lena (Underwood) Womack. He was a WWII Veteran and Member of Grafton Whalen Post American Legion and A F G M-C I O Grain Millers. Surviving are his wife, Carol (Harp) Womack; 3 sons, James S Womack Jr, Edward–incomplete—


WOMACK. Died 06-1973. Lena Jane Womack, 83, of Grafton, died after a nine-month illness. She was born June 6, 1889, in KY. Her husband Thomas Womack, died in 1947. Surviving are 2 sons, Thomas & Romie, both of Grafton; 4 daughters, Mrs Gilbert (Willa) Shickling, Godfrey, Mrs Erwin (Carol) Walther, Grafton, and Mrs George (Catherine) Martin, Spanish Park, UT and Mrs James (Valadia) Mckereth, Memdenhall, PA; 20 grandchildren; 22 g-grandchildren and 2 sisters, Mrs Lela Pierson and Mrs Floella Holmes, both of Jackson, MI. Funeral services were from Faith Lutheran Church by Rev Fred Giraud. Burial was in Scenic Hill Cemetery. Visitation was at Gent Funeral Home.


WOMACK. Died 04-1984. Thomas F Womack, 69, died at St. Joseph hospital. Born in IL. son of the late Thomas F Womack Sr, & Lena Jane (Underwood) Womack, he was a construction worker and Member of Operating Engineers Local # 520. He married Muriel (Harp) Womack and she died March 31, 1969. In Nov, 1971, he married Barbara (Lemons) Womack and she survives. She lives in Grafton. Also surviving are 1 daughter, Mary Jo Holland, Alton; 3 sons, Thomas L, Jerseyville, Robert E Sr, Grafton and David M, Godfrey; 2 stepsons, Rodney Roentz, Grafton and Gene Roentz, Alton; 17 grandchildren; 4 g-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Catherine Martin, Spanish Forks, UT, Valadia Mackereth, Menden Hall, PA, Willa Schickling, Prescott, WI and Carol Walther, Grafton; and 1 brother, Romie Womack, Grafton. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Grafton where services were conducted with Rev James Drysdale officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park.


WOMACK. Died 31-03-1947. Thomas Franklin Womack, 78, of Grafton, died March 31, at his home. He was the son of the late Francis & Martha (Johnson) Womack and was born at Covington, GA on March 21, 1869. He was Superintendent of Equitable Power Company charcoal Kilns until they ceased to operate. He operated a dairy farm until 1940 when his health forced him to retire. Surviving are his wife, Lena Womack, 4 sons, Thomas, James and Romie of Grafton and Frank, Borden Springs, A?; 4 daughters, Mrs Geo Martin, Spanish Forks, UT, Mrs James Mckereth, Menden Hall, PA, Willa Lee and Carol Womack, Grafton; 13 grandchildren and1 g-grandchild. Funeral services were at Assembly of God Church with Rev Howard Wicker officiating. Interment was in the American Legion Cemetery.


WOOD. Died 10-1918 Marcus Wood, 18, youngest son of Mrs Jennie Wood, and the late George Wood, of Jerseyville. In April 1917, he left high school and volunteered for military service. Word was received here by Justice W S Van Pelt thru an article quoted from La Estrella de Panama, Spanish-English newspaper published in Colon. The article stated Pvt Wood died of flu, it was later learned that appendicitis was the cause of death. He was accepted as a musician, as his youth was a handicap in volunteering for service on the front. He was sent to Panama and was in the regimental band for a time before being transferred to regular duty in Coast Artillery Corps. His eldest brother, Scott, had been in service in France in the thick of the fight. Glenn Wood, also in France in the thick of the battle. Glenn Wood is also in France as a member of a medical detachment. In Field Artillery. One Sister.


WOOD. Died 05-08-1971. Sarah Virginia “Jennie” Wood, 94, former resident of Jerseyville, died August 5, in Sarasota, FL, where she had resided for 15 years. Following cremation in Sarasota, her ashes are to be returned here for burial. She was born April 25-1877, in Jerseyville, daughter of the late Justice Winfield Scott & Sarah Alice (Burch) (Van Pelt). Her husband was the late George Wood. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs Fred Jacobs, Sarasota, FL, formerly of Jerseyville; 1 son, Max P Wood, Pennsauken, NJ; 7 grandchildren; 14 g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mrs Leonard (Lenore) Glassbrenner, Plainview.


WOOD. Died 09-09-1906. Thomas Wood, 40, died at his home in E ST Louis, after a short illness of heart trouble. The former Jerseyville resident was brought to Jerseyville and funeral was from Bethel Baptist Church on September 11, Rev Wm Gaither serving. He leaves his wife and 3 children.


WOODBURY. Died 12-07-1942. Sade B Woodbury, 76 years, 1 month, 1 day, one of the older residents of Jerseyville, died at her home here on July 12, following a week’s illness. The deceased was the daughter of the late Charles N & Nancy (Bell) Adams, and was born in Jersey County, June 11, 1866. Her husband, Robert Woodbury, and 1 daughter, Lotus Bell, preceded her in death. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, July 15, with Rev M C Foltz of Jerseyville and Rev W L Hanbaum, Alton officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WOODLOCK. Died 01-01-1952. Sarah Woodlock, 68, of Venice, died suddenly at her home on New Year’s Day from a heart ailment. She was daughter of the late Alexander & Mary Wooden and was born in Jerseyville. Mrs Woodlock, resided in Jerseyville until about 20, when she went to St. Louis to make her home. Surviving are her brother, S A Wooden attended the funeral of his sister at Madison, IL; and 1 sister, Mrs Corine Wiseman, St. Louis. Funeral services were held in Madison, and burial was in St. John Cemetery, Granite City.


WOODRING. Frances Mae Woodring, 72, died unexpectedly December 30, 1990, at Jersey Community hospital. She retired as a cook from Green Lawn Nursing Home, Jerseyville. Born in Kane, she was the daughter of the late William Edward & Beulah Mae (Osbun) Estes. On April 11, 1935, in Hardin, she married Odie G Woodring. He died November 26, 1981. Surviving are 2 sons, Marline Eugene Woodring, Jerseyville and Samuel Franklin Woodring, Medora; 5 daughters, Gwen Calvert, Janet Delores Gettings and Barbara Kay Cain, all of Jerseyville, Phylis Vinyard, Roodhouse and Carolyn Sue Glass, Wood River; 22 grandchildren; 30 g-grandchildren; 2 bros, Donald Eugene Estes, Henderson, NV and Thomas Isaac Estes, Jerseyville; and 2 sisters, Mary Lea Buhs, Charlotte, MI and Henrietta Dorsey, Moro; and 1 half sister, Betty Singleton, Yelma, Wash. Visitation was from Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home with services there on Thursday. Rev Wilbur Cain officiated. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Kane Methodist Church.


WOODRING. Died 26-11-1981. Odie G Woodring, 68, of Jerseyville, died November 26, at St. Joseph hospital. The WW II Navy Veteran was born June 21, 1913 in Ky, a son of John & Stella (Burklow) Woodring. He was a furnace operator at Olin where he retired in 1975. He is survived by his wife, Frances (Estes) Woodring, whom he married April 11, 1935 in Hardin; 2 sons, Marlin, Jerseyville and Samuel, Medora; 5 daughters, Gwen Calvert, Janet Gettings and Barbara Cain, Jerseyville; Phyliss Vinyard, Roodhouse and Susie Glass, Wood River; 24 grandchildren; 6 g-grandchildren; 2 bros, Lynn Ray Woodring, Henderson, KY and Charles Woodring, Louisville, Ky.


WOODROW. Died 07-1970. Frank C Woodrow, 80, of Jerseyville, died at his residence last Wed. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev M Edwards Breed, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church officiated. Interment was in Valhalla Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. The WW I Veteran and retired merchant was born January 14, 1890 in New Haven, CT. He was the son of the late Samuel & Minnie (Clough) Woodrow. The Woodrow family moved to Jerseyville area in 1935 where he at one time was owner of the Western Auto Store. He managed the Chautauqua Resort for many years and spent winters in CA. Mr & Mrs Woodrow moved back to Jerseyville 7 years ago. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Hazel (Caulfield) Woodrow; 2 daughters, Mrs John C (Christine) Watt, Lakewood, CO, and Mrs Robert J (Frances) Donald, Little Rock, AR; 4 grandchildren and 1 g-grandson. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.


WOODROW. Died 09-11-1981. Hazel C Woodrow, 88, of Jerseyville, died November 9, at her residence here. Funeral services were conducted at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev James Remington officiated and burial was in Valhalla Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. She was born in St. Louis on September 18, 1893, daughter of William & Edith (Hinman) Caulfield. She married Frank C Woodrow June 28, 1919j; he died July 26, 1970. Surviving are 2 daughters, Edith W Watt, Lakewood, CA and Frances W Donald, Little Rock, AR; 4 grandchildren and 3 g-grandchildren. Her husband, parents and 1 brother preceded her in death. Memorials may be given to charity of choice.


WOODRUFF. Died 12-1924. George B Woodruff Sr, 88, resident of Jerseyville.


WOODRUFF. Died 11-1904. Georgia Woodruff, 9, daughter of E T Woodruff, died at her home. Funeral from the home with Rev Wm Gaither.


WOODRUFF. Died 25-07-1892. Elizabeth Woodruff, 55, died at her home in Jerseyville. She married Geo H Woodruff in January 0f 1861. She was born in Newark, NJ March 20, 1837. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, Ezra, Charlie, and George; 3 daughters, Almira, Katie and Martha. One child (of the 6) preceded her in death. Funeral was from Baptist Church with Rev J J Potter officiating.


WOODS. Died 03-1905. Catherine Woods, 88, died at her home near Kane. Funeral by Rev I D Crawford of Baptist church, Kane. Burial was in Woodville Cemetery. She had resided with her son Henry. He survives.


WOODS. Delores Regina Woods, 47, was born August 21, 1927, in Alton, daughter of the late Herbert & Clara Mae (Breitweiser) Woods. She died October 16, at Fayette County hospital, Vandalia. Surviving are 1 brother, Archie L Woods, Abilene, TX, 1 half brother, Marion Breitweiser, AZ, and 1 aunt, Nellie Bradshaw, Alton. Funeral services were held October 19 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev R E George officiated and burial was in Delhi Cemetery.


WOODS. Fletcher Woods, 26, died in Jerseyville, May 15, 1886. He lived 11 m NE of Jerseyville. Funeral from Presbyterian Church.


WOODS. Died 11-1912. George Woods, died Saturday at his home in the West part of town after a long illness. Mr Woods has survived as mail clerk on the C & A Railroad between St. Louis and Kansas City for 22 years. Funeral services were conducted from First Methodist Church with Rev E T Carroll officiating. Services were in charge of Hickory Grove Camp, #442, M W A. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WOODS. Died 03-1905. Henry Woods, 59, died shortly after the death of his Mother, Catherine Woods, who lived with him. His funeral was by Rev D Crawford.


WOODS. John Woods, 53, died at his home 6 m E of Jerseyville October 15, 1898. Born in Hocking County, OH. He came to Greene County, IL with his parents at 5 years of age, moved to Jersey County when 6. He married Mary Jane (Hunter) October 1892. Parents of 5 children, 1 son, died at the age of 5. Funeral from home. Rev T J Roady of Kane officiated. Burial in Pruitt Cemetery. Pallbearers: Charles Cooper, C G Roady, Payton Owens, Charles Nevius, Thomas Day and John Roady.


WOODS. Died 06-10-1989. John Andrew Woods, 77, died October 6, 1989 at Alton Memorial hospital. He worked in the compound house at Shell Oil Company, Wood River for 34 years, retiring in 1971. Born in Delhi, he was son of the late Andrew Cleveland & Nellie Elizabeth (Breitweiser) Woods. On April 2, 1938, in St. Charles, MO, he married Delaine (Jarrett) Woods. She died in July 1985. Surviving are 1 daughter, LaQueta Stoner, Brighton; 4 grandchildren and 6 g-grandchildren. Visitation was at Marks Mortuary, Wood River. Rev Ronald Burcham officiated. Burial was in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, Bethalto.


WOODS. Died 15-11-1977. Lillie Mae Woods, 70, of Godfrey, died November 15 at Alton Memorial hospital. She was born in Jersey County, June 23, 1907, daughter of William & Celia (Strait) Woods. She had lived in Jerseyville most of her life before moving to Alton to Alton 7 years ago. She is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs Jennie Seehausen, Hartford, Mrs Daisy Belangee, Alton and Mrs Nellie Smithee, Godfrey. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Kenneth Edeleman, Alton, officiated and burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. Memorials may be given to Elm St. Presbyterian Church, Alton.


WOODS. Died 25-12-1966. Lloyd S Woods, 71 years, 3 months, 23 days, a retired farmer of the Piasa vicinity, died Christmas Day at Jersey Community hospital where he had been a patient for 1 day. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Fr P P Heinen pastor of Holy Ghost Church, officiated. At St. Francis Cemetery, services were held by Worthey Post #492 American Legion. Mr Woods was a son of the late John & Jane (Hunter) Woods and was born at Fidelity on September 2, 1895. He was a veteran of WW I. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs Walter F (Helen) Egelhoff, Piasa, and 2 Grandsons, William (Bill) Egelhoff, of the armed forces on duty in Holland, and Michael “Mike” Egelhoff, Piasa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie (Powers) Woods, and 2 sons, Floyd and Lloyd. He was a member of Worthy Post American Legion, WW I Barracks and Eagles Lodge.


WOODS. Died 07-05-1908. Mary Woods, 69, wife of John Woods, died at her home NE of Jerseyville on May 7, 1908. Funeral from home.


WOODS. Died 14-04-1987. Tina Marie Woods, 81, died April 14, at Jersey Community hospital. She was born in Greene County, daughter of the late John C and Minnie Mae (Sterns) Scoggins. In 1921, she married Douglas Welch, he preceded her in death. February 23, 1935, she married Thomas Allen Woods, in Alton, and he died December 2, 1980. Surviving are 3 sons, Douglas Welch, St. Charles, MO, Melvin Welch, Jerseyville and Norman Woods, Kane; 1 daughter, Lois Kallal, Greenfield; 16 grandchildren; 29 g-grandchildren; 1 brother, Lummie Scoggins, Alton; and 1 sister, Clay Wikstrom of MN. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev William Elder officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Salvation Army of Mooseheart.


WOODS. Died 02-12-1980. Tom A Woods, 71, of Dow, a printer by trade, died December 2 at Jersey Community hospital. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Rev James Pepper officiated. Born December 20, 1908, in McAlester, OK, he was son of William & Ruth (Kirk) Woods. He was a member of Jerseyville Eagles and Moose Lodges, Legion of Moose and was past Governor of Moose. Surviving are his wife, Tina (Scoggins) Woods, whom he married February 23, 1935; 3 sons, Douglas Welch Jr, St. Charles, MO Melvin Welch, Jerseyville and Norman Woods, Kane; 1 daughter, Lois Kallal, Jacksonville; 1 brother, Paul French, Ferguson, MO; 16 grandchildren; 15 g-grandchildren and 2 nephews. His parents and 1 sister preceded him in death.


WOODS. Died 18-08-1957. Nellie M Woods, 65 years, 1 month, 2 days, died Aug, 18, at the home of her son-in-law, Walter Egelhoff, Piasa, with whom she had resided for an extended period. She was born in Jersey County, July 16, 1892, daughter of the late Thomas & Mary (O’Farrel) Powers. Surviving are her husband, Lloyd, 1 daughter, Helen (Woods) Egelhoff; 2 grandchildren; and 1 brother Peter Powers, Jerseyville. Two sons, Lloyd & Floyd preceded her in death. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at St. Francis Church, Jerseyville, August 21. Fr Frank O’Hara, Shipman was celebrant of the Requiem Mass and burial was in St. Francis Cemetery.


Mrs. WOODS, widow of Geo. Woods, who was killed by Richey some time ago, died on the 14th. Jersey County Democrat, January 21, 1875.


WOODSON. Addie R Woodson, 81, of E Alton, died April 21, 1988 at St. Joseph hospital, Alton, following a lengthy illness. She retired from Luer Brothers Packing Company, Alton. Born in Jersey County, she was daughter of the late William C & Letitia (Gilmore) Vanausdoll. She married Benjamin Woodson December 11, 1949, in Union, KY. He died in 1960. Surviving are 3 grandchildren Roger Werts, E Alton, and Terry Halbach, Arkansas City, KS, and Linda Hansen, Portage, IN, both formerly of Alton area; 5 g-grandchildren and 1 g-g-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Marcella Werts; 5 sisters and 4 brothers. Visitation was at – incomplete.


WOOLARD. Died 26-02-1974. Amelia Woolard, 80, of Jerseyville, died February 26 at Greenwood Manor, Jerseyville. She was born June 14, 1893 in Carbondale, daughter of Jasper & Milly (Adams) Fox. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are 1 foster daughter, Mrs William (Addie) Carpunky, Jerseyville; 1 granddaughter, Mrs David (Sharon) Isringhausen; 2 g-grandchildren. Her husband, twin daughters, and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Visitation at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral rites were held at First United Methodist Church, Jerseyville. Rev R E George officiated with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WOOLEY. Died 03-05-1981. Glenda R Wooley, 55, of Godfrey, died May 3, at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. Her body was donated to medical science. Mrs Wooley was born in St. Louis, daughter of the late John &I Mildred Jenella (Cody) and was a clerk at Famous-Barr at Alton Square. Surviving are her husband, Richard G Wooley whom she married August 31, 1943; 7 daughters, Diane Sporrer, Springfield, Carol Towery, Troy, Paula Keeling, Fairview Heights, Denise Cocozza, Alton, Susan Bechtold, Grafton and Holly and Kathy Wooley, both at home; 2 sons, Richard Wooley, Alton and Mark at home; Allen & Florence Trapt of Springfield with whom she lived after the death of her parents and 12 grandchildren.


WOOLSEY. Died 20-01-1973. Amos Woolsey, 77, a farmer of rural Edwardsville, died January 20, at St. Joseph hospital, Highland. He was born March 24, 1895, in Jersey Co. Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs Frank (Irma) Eisler, Jerseyville; 6 grandchildren; 12 g-grandchildren; 7 sisters, Mrs Alice Powel, Medora, Mrs Flora Wheeler, McLeansboro, Mrs Lydia Martin, Mrs Eunice Mattis, Mrs Ida Brooks and Mrs Lavinia Mourning, Jerseyville. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at Dauderman Mortuaary, Hamel with Burial in Immanuel Cemetery near Hamel.


WOOLSEY. Died 02-03-1952. Amos Daniel Woolsey, 57 years, 11 months, 11 days, a resident of St. Louis for the past 35 years, died March 2, at Missouri Baptist hospital. He was son of the late Amos & Alice (Farmer) Woolsey and was born at Fidelity on March 21, 1894. He was employed for 35 years with Paramont Shoe Company, St. Louis. Surviving is are his wife, Ardell (Margolf) Woolsey, 3 sons, Porter L, Elmer M and Harold W Woolsey; 1 step daughter, Mrs Vrenell Heath all of St. Louis; 6 grandchildren; 3 bros, Hersbert Woolsey, Miles Woolsey and John Woolsey, Jerseyville; 6 sisters, Mrs Eliza Collenberger and Mrs Stella Carroll, Jerseyville, Mrs Inez Felker, E ST Louis, Mrs Georgia Meyer and Mrs Marie Howard, St. Louis and Mrs Jessie Lyman, Peoria.


WOOLSEY. Died 24-06-1967. Austin Raymond Woolsey, 85 years, 2 months, 2 days, a retired employee of Jerseyville Ice & Fuel Company, died June 24, at Garnet’s Nursing Home where he had resided the past 9 mo. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Final rites were held there conducted by Evangelist Burl Price, minister of the Church of Christ of Jerseyville. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was son of the late George & Barbara (Wharton) Woolsey and was born in Jersey County, April 22, 1882. Surviving are 2 sons, Paul, Brighton and Rupert W Woolsey, Jerseyville; 12 grandchildren and g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Mrs Nell Bell, Grafton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Woolsey, and 3 children, Mrs Alberta Heath and Ralph and William Woolsey.


WOOLSEY. Died 17-02-1987. David D Woolsey, 74, died February 17, at Christian hospital NE, St. Louis. He was employed 25 years at Laclede Steel, retiring in 1975. Born in Jersey County, he was a son of the late Myles & Edith (Dare) Woolsey. Surviving are his wife, Christina (Liles) Woolsey, Jerseyville; 1 son, Mylas Woolsey, Jerseyville; 1 brother, Dean Woolsey, Jerseyville; and 1 sister, Jerry (Woolsey) Barrow, of Florida. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The body was moved to First Assembly of God Church where Rev Wayne Pendleton conducted the final rites. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Assembly of God Church.


WOOLSEY. Doris Mae Woolsey, 68, died June 22, 1992, at St. Anthony hospital, Alton. Born December 26, 1923, at Fieldon, she was daughter of the late Oliver & Margaret (Kirchner) Ferguson. She and Robert E Woolsey were married in Jerseyville on December 20, 1941. Surviving are her husband; 4 daughters, Bobbie Bechtold, Godfrey, Betty Walsh, E Alton, Vicki Unverzagt, Brighton, and Debbie Kyle, Jerseyville; 2 sons, Jim Woolsey, Brighton and Jeff Woolsey, Jerseyville; 14 grandchildren; 1 sister, Dorothy Fischer, Phoenix, AZ; and 1 brother, Oliver “Bud” Ferguson, Grafton. No Visitation was scheduled. Memorial services we at Agape Christian Fellowship, Godfrey, where she was a member. Rev David Buesinger officiated. Burial was at a later date. Memorials may be given to an educational trust fund, established for Javen Woolsey, a grandson whom she had raised. Contributions may be directed to Jersey State Bank, Jerseyville.


WOOLSEY. Died 30-01-1985. E D “Bill” Woolsey, 74, of Tulsa, OK, a native of Kane, died January 30, at St. Francis hospital, Tulsa, OK. He was born November 13, 1911 in Kane son of the late Willaim Benjamin & Anna (Allen) Woolsey. He was a WW II Veteran of the US Navy. He went to Oklahoma to attend college and remained. He was employed for Sears-Roebuck for 10 years before joining Otasco. He retired from Otasco after 30 years, where he had been a credit supervisor. Surviving are his wife, Mary (Creach) Woolsey, Tulsa, 1 son, Stephen Woolsey, Morris, OK; 4 daughters, Sue Ann Shaddy, Patty Frakes, Joannie Sibole and Barbar Woolsey, all of Tulsa and 4 grandchildren.


WOOLSEY. Died 15-03-1965. Edgar Earl “Hack” Woolsey, 61 years, 3 months, 7 days, of Las Cruces, NM, former Mayor of Jerseyville (1947-51), died March 15, at Memorial General hospital, Las Cruces. He had submitted to surgery in January and had been a patient only since Saturday. The body arrived at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where arrangements were incomplete. He was son of John Woolsey, Jerseyville and the late Jennie (Eastham) Woolsey and was born in Fidelity December 8, 1903. He had been a resident of Jerseyville most of his life and as a young man was employed at the Shoe Factory. He had hauled mail for the railroad companies in Alton and Jerseyville. While residing here Mr Woolsey was an active member of the Elks Lodge. Mr & Mrs Woolsey had resided in Las Cruces for several years, where he managed a trailer court. Surviving are his wife, Stella Woolsey, and 1 stepdau, Mrs Thomas F Tucker Jr, of Las Cruces, his father, John Woolsey, 1 sister, Mrs Clifford Alexander, and 3 bros, Paul, Russell and Clifton Woolsey.


WOOLSEY. Died 07-01-1986. Elizabeth H (Stoeckel) Woolsey, 82, of S Roxana, died January 7, at Eldercare of Alton. She was born in Jersey County, daughter of the late George L & Minnie (Hutchinson) Stoeckel. She was employed in the metallic Loading division at Olin Corp for 25 years, retiring in 1967. Surviving are 6 sons Harry Nelson JR, Wood River, William Woolsey, E Alton, Francis Woolsey, Alton, Gerald Woolsey of Marissa and Donald and David Woolsey, both of S Roxana; 3 daughters, Doris Jouett, Godfrey, Loretta Jones, Bethalto and Jo Ann Simpson, Plainview; 16 grandchildren; 12 g-grandchildren; 1 sister, Minnie Davis, Piasa; and 1 half brother, William Pope, Medora. She was a charter member of Eagles Aux #254, Alton. Visitation was at Marks Mortuary, Wood River. The Wood River Order of Eastern Star conducted services at the funeral home. Services were held there with Rev Jon Lobos officiating. Burial was in Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Soc.


WOOLSEY. Died 16-07-1967. Fay Woolsey, 53 years, 8 months, 23 days, died July 16, at Normandy Osteopathic hospital, St. Louis County, where she had been a patient for 4 days. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Earl Clagg, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She was a daughter of Jerry & Gussie (Gunterman) Cope, Jerseyville and was born in Jersey County, October 23, 1913. Surviving is are her husband, Lester W Woolsey; her parents; 2 sons, Rodney W Woolsey, S Roxana, and Arbie D Woolsey, Redlands, CA; 2 daughters, Mrs Norman Backues, and Mrs Dale Stanley, Bethalto; 10 grandchildren; 2 bros, Virgil and Robert Cope, Jerseyville; and 3 sisters, Mrs Thelma Leidner, Greenville, Mrs Everett Bain, Belleville, and Mrs Alberta Fox, Jerseyville. One brother, Russell Cope preceded her in death.


WOOLSEY. Died 06-11-1985. Fred Earl Woolsey, 85, former Jersey County resident now of Cottage Hills, died November 6, at Alton Memorial hospital. Woolsey retired in 1965 from Local #525, Teamsters union, was born in Jersey County June 30, 1900. His parents were the late Frederick C & Ella (Linker) Woolsey. Surviving are 3 daughters, Doris Jouett, Godfrey, Loretta Jones, Bethalto and JoAnn Simpson, Carlinville; 4 sons, Gerald, of Marissa and Donald and David, S Roxana and Eugene, Alton; stepson Harry Nelson, Wood River; half sister, Beaulah Norris, Deer Creek; 16 grandchildren; and several g-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Gent Funeral Home November 8, with Rev Fred Beck, Chaplin at Alton Memorial hospital, officiating. Burial was in Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be given to charity of choice.


WOOLSEY. Died 02-1915. George Newton Woolsey, 7 months, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr & Mrs Wm P Kinney at Hettick, IL. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WOOLSEY. Died 29-11-1957. Harold Melvin Woolsey, 40 years, 3 months, 3 days, resident of Brighton, died November 29 at Alton Memorial hospital. He had been a patient for 10 weeks. Funeral services were held December 2 at Kane Baptist Church with Rev Darwin Rolens, officiating. Graveside rites were conducted by the Right Rev Michael Enright at St. John Cemetery, Carrollton. He was a son of George O & Ella Mae (Bennet) Woolsey and was born in Jersey County, August 26, 1917. He was a former employee of the Steel Mill. surviving are his parents; his wife, Beatrice (Balddridge) Woolsey; 4 bros, Willam and Edward Woolsey, Kane, Pearl Woolsey, Alton and George Woolsey, Raytown, MO; and 3 sisters, Mrs Lauralee Greene, Jacksonville, Mrs Irene Martin, Carrollton and Mrs Unice Crotchett, Brighton. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.


WOOLSEY. Died 11-1959. Herbert “Cotton” Woolsey, 61 years, 10 months, 6 days, of Jerseyville, died at Jersey Community hospital, where he had been taker for treatment on Saturday night. Funeral services were conducted at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville on November 11. Rev Earl Dickey, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was a son of the late Amos & Alice (Farmer) Woolsey and was born in Fidelity, January 2, 1898. Surviving is are his wife, Bessie Woolsey; 1 son, Donald Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 step-sons, Ray Alexander, Jerseyville and Fred Alexander, Peoria; 1 brother, John W Woolsey, Jerseyville; 5 sisters, Mrs Tim Carroll and Mrs Liza Collenberger, Jerseyville, Mrs Jesse Lyman, Peoria, Mrs Mary Howard, St. Louis and Mrs William Telker, E St. Louis, and 16 grandchildren.


WOOLSEY. Died 13-07-1971. James Woolsey, 81, father of Mrs E C Crabtree and Mrs Andrew Bell, Jerseyville, died July 13, at Stuttgart Memorial hospital, Stuttgart, AR. He was the grandfather of Mrs Thomas Frazier Jr, Jerseyville. Also surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs Clarence Phillips, Scott, AR, and Mrs Burl Houser, England, AR and 1 son, Harry Woolsey, La Mesa, CA. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Coy, AR, where he was a resident, and burial was near Coy, AR.


WOOLSEY. Died 21-10-1906. James D Woolsey, 67, an old resident of Jersey County, died near Plainview, IL, October 21, 1906. The body was brought to Jersey County, for burial. Funeral services were conducted at Shiloh church near Grafton, by Rev S Thero, Gillespie.


WOOLSEY. Died 04-03-1954. James Robert Woolsey, 79, died March 4, at the home of his niece, Mrs Blanche Bourgeois, Mehlville, MO. Rev Carl C Moman, pastor of First Baptist church officiated over the services at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Interment was in Scenic Hill Cemetery. The retired section hand, was born in Jersey County, March 26, 1874, a son of the late James D &I Mary (Baugh) Woolsey. Mr Woolsey had been ill since November last and had been hospitalized. surviving are 3 nieces, Mrs Bourgeois, Mellville, Mrs Hazel Bates, Valley Park, MO, and Mrs Edna – – – iedfer, St. Louis. He was a – incomplete.


WOOLSEY. Died 29-10-1968. John B Woolsey, 90, died October 29, at Jersey Community hospital where he had been hospitalized for 3 weeks. The retired tiler had resided in Jerseyville. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements. Rev Carlton Christenson, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was son of the late Amos & Alice (Farmer) Woolsey and was born in Jersey County on July 22, 1878. He was an honorary member of the Local Eagles Lodge. Surviving is are 1 daughter, Mrs Clifford (Thelma) Alexander, Jerseyville, 3 sons, Clifton and Russell Woolsey, Jerseyville and Paul E Woolsey, St. Louis; 5 grandchildren; 5 g-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs Eliza Collenberger and Mrs Stella Carroll of Jerseyville and Mrs Jess Lyman, Peoria. His wife, Jennie (Estham) Woolsey, preceded him in death.


WOOLSEY. Died 01-1971. Kathryn Edna Woolsey, 83, of Jerseyville, died Sunday at Jersey Community hospital. Final rites were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev James Pepper officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She was born April 16, 1889 in Cooper County, MO, daughter of Fred & Sarah (Meyers) Hertzberg. Surviving are her husband, George Woolsey; 2 daughters, Mrs Rosie Carroll, Jerseyville and Mrs William Carroll, Medora; 1 son, Oliver Rennison, Havanna; 4 stepsons, William and Edward Woolsey, Kane, Pearl Woolsey, Wood River and George Woolsey, of OK; 3 stepdaus, Mrs Eunice Crotchett and Mrs Lauralee Greene, Jerseyville, Mrs Irene Martin, Carrollton; 5 grandchildren; and 9 g-grandchildren.


WOOLSEY. Died 22-02-1989. Lester W Woolsey, 76, died February 22 at Jersey Community hospital. He was a self-employed barber for 30 years retiring in 1972. He was born in Jersey County, son of the late Steven & Eva (Hutchens) Woolsey. He married Edith (Dwyer) Woolsey, September 21, 1969, in Jersey County, and she survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Rodney W Woolsey, Jerseyville and Arbie D Woolsey, Yucaipa, CA; 2 daughters, Eva Sharol Backeus and Sandra K Stanley, both of Bellville; 2 stepsons, Harold Tucker, Ft Madison, WI, and Clifford A Tucker, Jerseyville; 2 stepdau, Phyllis Frazier, Jerseyville; 16 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; and many g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 stepson, Reginald D Tucker, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held there with Revs Earl Clagg and Joy Settles officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Foundation or American Heart Assoc.


WOOLSEY. Died 11-1918. Margaret Woolsey, 5 months, died at the home of her parents Mr & Mrs John Woolsey. Rev Joe Jenkins conducted the services at the graveside.


WOOLSEY. Died 16-11-1912. Mrs J B Woolsey, formerly Martha Fitzgerald, a sister of J W Fitzgerald of Jersey County, died at her home in Coffeeville, KS on November 16, 1912. She leaves her husband, 4 daughters, and 1 brother to mourn her departure. She moved with her family from Auburn, IL several years ago to KS. Her brother, J W Fitzgerald, had returned from a visit with her about 2 weeks ago.


WOOLSEY. Died 10-1967. Mary Elizabeth Woolsey, 72 years, 2 months, 4 days, of Jerseyville, died at Garnet’s Chateau, Jerseyville. She had been ill for some time. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held there on October 18 with Rev Louis Purcell, pastor of First Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. She was a daughter of the late Joseph & Anna (Albert) Foster and was born in Greene Co. Surviving is are 2 sons Albert Woolsey and Joseph Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mrs C W Yocum, Fenton, Missouri, and Mrs Loren Holtman, Trenton, Tn; 7 grandchildren; 12 g-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs Sina Bruns, Alton, and 2 bros, Joseph Foster and William Foster, both of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Woolsey.


WOOLSEY. Died 07-1889. Mary L Woolsey, died at the home of Richard Waddle, near Kane. She was the widow of the late Edward Woolsey and lived in the county 40 years. She leaves 5 children. Funeral from Methodist Church in Kane. Rev J M Laird officiating.


WOOLSEY. Died 06-1918. Mildred R Woolsey, 16, daughter of Mr & Mrs Stephen Woolsey, died at St. Joseph hospital, Alton. Funeral from the home with Rev Jos Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WOOLSEY. Died 01-1924. Mrs Mollie Woolsey, 83, longtime Grafton resident, died at her home in Bunker Hill. The body was brought to Grafton. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery.


WOOLSEY. Died 01-1924. Mrs George Woolsey, 75, died at her home E of Kane. She leaves her husband, George; 4 sons, Joseph, Carrollton, George, Carlinville, and Fred and Austin Woolsey, Jerseyville; 4 daughters, Mrs Zebb Bell, Jerseyville, Mrs Ernest Pruitt and Mrs George Watts, Kane, 1 daughter preceding her in death; 2 sisters, Mrs Georg Perkins and Mrs Henry Wiseman, of Jerseyville. Rev Carney officiated the funeral rites at Kane Baptist Church. Burial in Kane Cemetery.


WOOLSEY. Died 07-02-1989. Pearl O Woolsey, 79, died February 7, 1989, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He had been employed 42 years at Laclede Steel Company, Alton, retiring in 1971. Born in Greene County, he was the son of the late George O & Ella Mae (Bennet) Woolsey. He married Grace (Levi) Woolsey July 4, 1936, in Alton. Surviving are his wife; 1 daughter, Lela Mae King, Jerseyville; 2 grandsons; 7 g-grandchildren; 1 brother, George Woolsey, Kane; and 3 sisters, Irene Martin, Carrollton, Laura Lee Greene and Eunice Long both of Jerseyville. Preceding him in death were 1 son, Harold Melvin Woolsey; 1 daughter, Ella Marie Woolsey; and 5 brothers. Visitation was at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Revs Kenneth Spires and George Bell officiated. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Wood River Tws hospital Hospice Unit.


WOOLSEY. Died 18-11-1889. Percilla Ann Woolsey, was born in Onodaga County, NY June 11, 1811. She married J B Woolsey May 14, 1831 and moved to IL in 1833. She had been a widow since January 1, 1881. Surviving are 5 sons, 2 sisters, Mrs Edwin Woolsey, and Mrs Johathan Stark, both of Greenfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, 1 son; and 2 daus who died in infancy. First Presbyterian Church. Buried from Methodist Church, Kane with Rev Tyson.


WOOLSEY. Died 28-05-1981. Rose Woolsey, 53, of Jerseyville, died May 28, at Christian hospital NE, St. Louis after a lengthy illness. Funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Ghost Church with FR William Hembrow celebrant. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Carrollton. Born in Carrollton March 28, 1928, she was daughter of William & Sophia (Holmes) Schroeder and had been a secretary at the House of Flowers. She is survived by 4 sons, Richard, Delhi, Don, Jerseyville, Michael of Hardin and Terry, Ft Campbell, KY; 2 daughters, Connie, St. Louis and Deann, Jerseyville; 2 grandchildren; 3 bros, Chris Schroeder, Alton, John Schroeder, Aberdeen, SD and Charles Schroeder, Lindsey, OH; 3 sisters, Ethel Bruns, White Hall, Louise Stone, Springfield and Teresa Vahle, Godfery. The Rosary was recited and visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to River Bend United Way.


WOOLSEY. Died 08-1980. Stephen Phillip Woolsey, 65, of Redlands, CA, died at Veterans Administration hospital there. The former Jerseyville resident, was born in Jerseyville, son of the late Steven & Eva (Hutchens) Woolsey. He married Hazel (Young) Woolsey, and was a painter by trade. Surviving is are his wife; 2 bros, Amos and Lester, both of Jerseyville; and 3 sisters, Alice Balcom and Mae Young, both of Jerseyville and Juanitaa Beckerman, St. Louis. Visitation was from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were conducted there by Rev Ron Woodrum. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WOOLSEY. Died 26-05-1967. Thomas Edward “Ed” Woolsey, 80 years, 08 months, 19 days, died May 26, at Greenlawn Nursing home where he had resided for 3 months. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev W Louis Purcell, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was son of the late Daniel & Laura (Chism) Woolsey and was born in Greene County on September 7, 1886. Most of his life was spent in the Jerseyville area. Surviving are his wife, Mary E Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Mrs C W (Mildred) Yocom, Fenton, MO, and Mrs Loran (Josephine) Holtman, Mt Vernon; 2 sons, Joseph D and William A Woolsey of Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; 2 bros, George Woolsey, Kane and Amos Woolsey, Edwardsville; 8 sisters, Mrs Lydia Martin, Mrs Eunice Mattis, Mrs Ida Brooks, Mrs Willis (Viola) Brooks, and Mrs Russell Mourning, Jerseyville, Mrs Maude Herman, Eldred, Mrs Alice Powell of Medora and Mrs Flora—incomplete.


WOOLSEY. Died 01-12-1977. Toby Norman Woolsey, infant son of James E and Judith Kay (Burch) Woolsey, died unexpectedly December 1. He was born November 27, at Jersey Community hospital. Graveside services were held at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev Robert Broeder, pastor of Peace United Church, officiating. Surviving are his parents, 1 brother Michael, 7 and 1 sister, Stacey, 4; Grandparents Mr & Mrs Norman Burch, Jerseyville and Mr & Mrs Leacqo Woolsey, Carrollton; g-grandparents, Mr & Mrs Ed Woolsey and Mr & Mrs Fred Burch, Kany, Mrs Mildred Turner, Jerseyville; and g-g-grandmother, Mrs Ella Webb, Kane.


WOOLSEY. Died 02-10-1979. William Albert Woolsey, 55, of Jerseyville died October 2 at Jersey Community hospital. He had been ill for some time with heart trouble. Services were held at United Methodist Church with Rev R E George officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He was born March 5, 1824 in Jerseyville, son of the late Edward & Mary Elizabeth (Foster) Woolsey. He was a WW II Veteran, and a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was employed as custodian at Community Unit 100 School Dist. Surviving are his wife, Shirley (Fredenburg) Woolsey whom he married February 6, 1944; 1 son, Gregg; 2 daughters, Connie Loy and Linda Howland, all of Jerseyville; 1 brother, Joseph Woolsey, Jerseyville; 2 sisters, Mildred Yocom, House Springs, Mo and Josephine Holtman of Indianapolis, IN; and 3 grandchildren. Graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion and VFW.


WOOLSEY. Died 08-1972. William Christy Woolsey, 66 years 10 months, 4 days, died At Boyd Memorial hospital, Carrollton. Services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Walter Schultz officiated. Burial was in Kane Cemetery. Mr Woolsey, a resident of the Kane area, was born October 14, 1905, in Jersey County, son of the late George & Ella May (Bennet) Woolsey. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Bernice, Kane; 7 sons, Wm T, Jerseyville, David L, Richard, Ronald, Hollan, Robert, and Lonnie, all of Kane; 5 daughters, Mrs Annabelle Martin, Carrollton, Mrs Carolyn Mayberry, Elk River, MN, Mrs Patsy Talkington, Roodhouse, Mrs Shirley Cordes, Kane, and Miss Debra Woolsey; 3 brothers, Ed of Kane, Pearl of Alton and George of California; 3 sisters, Mrs Lauralee Greene and Mrs Eunice Long, both of Jerseyville and Mrs Irene Martin, Carrollton; 28 grandchildren and 4 g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, and 3 brothers.


WORKMAN. Died 24-01-19?? Julia Workman and her husband, Rev Kenneth Workman were both killed in an accident at Spring Valley, IL January 24. The couple from Steffenville, MO were formerly of the Jerseyville area. He was former pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Jerseyville. Arrangements are pending at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.


WORKMAN. Died 24-01-19?? Rev Kenneth Workman and his wife Julia, of Steffenville, MO formerly of Jerseyville were both killed in an accident January 24 near Spring Valley, IL. He was former pastor at the Bible Baptist Church in Jerseyville. Arrangements are pending at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.


WORLEY. Died 05-1930. Clarence Alvin “Pop” Worley, 81, of Jerseyville, died at Jersey Community hospital. Final services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Carlton Christinson officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. The retired farmer was born October 25, 1888 in Wrights, son of Malcolm & Sara (Brock) Worley. He had lived in the Kane area for many years before moving to Jerseyville. Mr Worley had worked at the Jersey Theatre at one time. He is survived by his wife, Goldie (Quinn) Worley; 1 son, Glenn, Los Angeles, CA; 4 daughters, Mrs Loretta Frost, Los Angeles, Mrs Marie McFain, and Mrs Eleanor Witt, Jerseyville and Mrs Mae Scoggins, Greenfield; 11 grandchildren; 10 g-grandchildren; 2 bros, Lee and Louis, both of Alton; and 3 sisters, Mrs Flossie Armstrong and Mrs Goldie Brannan of Wrights and Mrs Verma Davis, Alton.


WORLEY. Died 14-07-1970. Goldie M Worley, 76 years, 8 months, 22 days, died July 14, at Alton Memorial hospital where she had submitted to surgery the previous day. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Final rites were held at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev George McCarty, E. Alton, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs Worley, was widow of Clarence Worley whose death occurred in April. She was daughter of the late Thomas & Elizabeth (Easton) Quinn and was born October 22 1893. Surviving are 1 son, Glenn Worley, Los Angeles, CA; 4 daughters, Mrs Jack (Loretta) Frost, Los Angeles, Mrs Paul (Marie) McFain and Mrs George (Eleanor) Witt, Jerseyville, and Mrs William (Mae) Scoggins of Greenfield; 11 grandchildren; and 10 g-grandchildren.


WORSHAM. Died 02-11-1978. Charlotte Worsham, 70, of Jerseyville died November 2 at St. Mary Medical Center, St. Louis where she had been a patient for 2 months. Funeral rites were conducted at First Baptist Church by Rev Willard Foote, interim pastor. Burial was in Carrollton City Cemetery. Mrs Worsham was owner operator of Worsham’ Beauty Shop for 47 years. She was born May 12, 1908 in Greene County, daughter of the late Absolam & Julia (Winkler) Wood. She is survived by her husband, Ora C Worsham whom she married May 26, 1934; 1 daughter, Betty Dirks, San Antonio, TX; 1 son, Charles, Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren; 5 g-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Wood, Carrollton and Julia Alice Wood, Pittsfield. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church.


WORSHAM. Ora C Worsham, 80, Jerseyville barber for over 50 years, died February 22, 1983 at Deconess hospital, St. Louis where he had been a patient for several weeks. Services were held at First Baptist Church by Rev V Clay Noah. He was born September 11, 1902 in Moweaqua and was owner of Worsham Barber Shop. His wife, Charlotte (Wood) Worsham, died November 2, 1978. Surviving are 1 daughter, Betty Dirks, Bryan, TX; 1 son, Charles Worsham, Jerseyville; 7 grandchildren and 9 g-grandchildren; and 1 brother, Wave Worsham of Moweaqua. He was a member of First Baptist Church and Jerseyville Elks Lodge. Burial was in Carrollton City Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church.


Mrs. Dicie WORTHY, died, on August 22d, 1882, aged 85 years, she was never sick until her last illness, but had been for many years partially or quite blind. She received every attention that a loving and dutiful son, Mr. Absolem Worthy could give her. The funeral was largely attended considering the excessive [sic] heat. Jersey County Democrat, August 31, 1882.


Mrs. Maria WORTHY, consort of Henry Worthy of Salem, died on the 18th, inst., of typhoid pneumonia. Jersey County Democrat, April 17, 1876.


WORTHEY. Died 15-08-1990. Elsie Janelle Worthey, 77, died August 15 at Greenwood Manor, Jerseyville. She was born in Roodhouse, daughter of the late Percy & Myrtle (Beckham) Bright. Her husband, Francis Worthey, died November 15, 1977. Her sister, Clorene Thomas of Mexico, MO survives. Preceding her in death were 3 sisters, Mary Margaret Cockrell and Iola and Rowena Bright. Visitation was from Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Simon A Simon officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Soc.


WORTHEY. Died 12-02-1978. Dr F W Worthey, osteopathic surgeon of Hartville, MO, formerly of Jersey County, died in Hartrville February 12. Funeral services were held February 15. He was born in Jersey County, March 19, 1902 son of Frank & Nettie Worthey. He is survived by his wife Hulda (Landon) Worthey, Hartville; 4 daughters, Mrs Herb Spady, Salem, OR, Mrs Michael Ross, Kansas City, MO, Mrs Phil Worley, Salina, Ks and Mrs Leo Montgomery, Dunwoody, GA; 9 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs Arthur Brooks, Alton, Mrs William Ryan, Springfield and Mrs John Cooper and Erma Worthey, both of Jerseyville.


WORTHY. Died 15-11-1977. Francis E Worthy, 66, of Jerseyville , died November 15 at Jersey Community hospital. Services were held November 17, at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev M Edwards Breed officiated and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Worthey was a retired bodyman at Jerseyville Motor Company and was born June 3, 1911 in Jersey County, son of Frank J & Nettie (Sinclair) Worthey. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Elsie J (Bright) Worthey; 4 sisters, Mrs Arthur (Elizabeth) Brooks, Alton, Mrs William (Esther) Ryan, Springfield, Mrs John (Eva) Cooper and Erma Worthey, Jerseyville; and 1 brother, Dr F E Worthey, Hartville, MO.


WORTHEY. Died 12-12-1978. Josephine A Worthey, 73, of Flossmoor, widow of former local resident, died December 12, at St. James hospital, Flossmoor. Wake service was held at Condt-Ryan Funeral Home in Homewood and graveside services were at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield on December 15. She was widow of William Worthey and was born in Chicago March 19, 1905. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mary Joe Warren of North Haven, CT.


WORTHEY. -incomplete – – – County, son of the late Charles Edward & Ida (Fillegan) Worthey. He was a retired barge worker. Surviving are 3 sisters, Mrs Meda Plattner, Cliston, Mrs Truman (Helen) Dabbs, Grafton and Mrs R J (Sue) Gilworth, Brighton and 1 brother, David Worthey, Carrollton. Visitation was March 29, at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville where services were conducted. Cremation followed with interment of remains in Oak Wood Cemetery, Upper Alton. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Soc.


WORTHINGTON. Died 01-08-1868. Charlotte J Worthington, 17, eldest daughter of Mrs Maria Worthington, died August 1, 1868.


WORTHINGTON. Died in this city Sunday evening, June 12, at 9:30 o’clock, Mrs. M. Worthington, in the 53rd year of her age. The funeral took place at the Second Presbyterian church in this city, Monday June 13, at 3:00 o’clock, Rev. J. W. Stark, officiating. Mrs. Worthington had been suffering for the past two years from a cancer which was the cause of her death. Republican Examiner, June 17, 1881.


WORTHY. Died 12-1951. Harry B Worthy, 74, native of Elsah, died on Mon. Funeral services were held Fri January 4, at the Old Cathedral, Alton. Burial was in Melville Cemetery. He was born October 8, 1877, in Elsah, and lived there until his marriage, when he moved to the Melville area. He had been in failing health for the past 6 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary Worthy; 3 daughters, Mrs John Pruitt, Mrs Addie Collins, and Miss Cheryl Darlene Worthy, all of Alton; 1 step-dau, Mrs Homer Cook, Bowen; 3 stepsons, Melvin Atterberry, Modesto, CA, Clarence and William died Atterberry, Alton, 18 grandchildren and 10 g-grandchildren.


WORTHY. Died 08-1918. Mary E Worthy, 78, died at her home 3 m SW of Otterville. Funeral was from home and burial at Grafton.


WORTHY. Died 01-1928. Minnie Worthy, 42, wife of the late Harry Worthy, formerly of Jerseyville, died at the home of her brother, Walter Glohr, Alton. Funeral was held in Alton after which the body was brought to Jerseyville for burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Short service was held at the graveside. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mrs Edward Kniepfel, Wellsville, MO, Mrs Flora Gisey, Alton, Mrs Charles Hydron, Alton and Mrs C E Sulz, Ft Dodge, IA; and her brother, Walter Glohr, Alton.


WORTHY. Died 03-1928. Sarah Worthy, 59, native of Elsah, died in Alton after 6 mo illness. Funeral rites were held in Methodist Church, Elsah. She leaves her husband, Harry Worthey; 1 daughter, Mrs Peter Slover, 3 sons, Robert Seagraves, St. Paul, MN, Owen Seagraves, Alton and Raymond Wise, Alton; and 7 grandchildren.


WRIGHT. Civil War Veteran Dies. Alfred Gillman Wright, Civil War veteran, dies at his home in Grafton Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The deceased was 86 years old 9 months and 27 days old. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mildred L. Wright. Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock, Rev. C. H. Miller officiating. Internment was in the I.O.O.F., Cemetery


WRIGHT. Died 03-01-1983. Leah Fay Wright, 95, died January 3 at Twin Rivers Nursing Home, Arkadelphia, AR. Services were held at Murray-Ruggles Funeral Home there for the former Leah Sears. She was a native of Jerseyville and is survived by 1 son, Duane Waddell, Tulsa, OK. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Wright, who died November 27, 1948; and 1 daughter, Phyllis Inman. Graveside rites were conducted at Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville, January 5, by Rev V Clay Noah.


WRIGHT. Died 19-08-1911. Mrs Mary Wright, 76, died August 19, 1911, at the home of her son, Simon Wright, of Jerseyville. Funeral from Baptist Church with Rev S Catt officiating.


WRIGHT. Samuel L Wright, 22, of Grafton died March 25, 1989, at the scene of an auto accident on Rt 100 near Lockhaven Rd. Wright, was a welder for National Marine & Salvage Repair in Hartford as a welder. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Grafton and the Greater St. Louis Archeological Soc. He was born December 13, 1966 to Thomas & Marilyn (Beasley) Wright in Jerseyville. Surviving are his parents; 3 sisters, Rebekah Moody, Grafton, Mishell M Moody, Dow and Lois Wright, Grafton; and 1 brother, David Thomas Wright, Golden Eagle. Visitation was at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grafton with Rev William Hendricks officiating. Burial was in Scenic Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church, Grafton.


WRIGHT. Died 04-1905. Rev W P Wright, died in April 1905, Piasa Tws.


WURTH. Died 04-1919. Mrs Mary Wurth, 71, died at the home of her son, Louis Wurth in Jerseyville. Funeral from the home with Rev F O Wilson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WURTH. Died 26-03-1896. Michael Wurth, 81, died at his home on March 26, 1896. He was a native of Baden, Germany and served in the German army for 13 years. He came to the USA, located in New Orleans until 1858, when he came to Jerseyville. Funeral from Holy Ghost Church, Rev Marks.


WURTH. Died 01-1909. Wm Wurth, was born in Baden, Germany in 1846 and came to the USA when a small boy. In 1864, he enlisted in Company C 30th IL Von Infantry. He was discharged in 1865. He married Emma (Goeman) Wurth on May 15, 1878 at Fieldon. He leaves his mother; his wife; 3 daughters, Mrs John Bursn, Gussie and Clara Wurth; 1 son, Henry; 3 grandchildren and 1 brother. He helped to save the country and the flag. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Rev Catt officiating.


WUST. Died 04-1898. Bernard Wust, 71, Fieldon. Evangelical Church.


WYCKOFF. Miss Elizabeth Wyckoff, daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Spencer Wyckoff was born in Jersey Co. Her parents were from the Delhi area. She was an early graduate of the Montessori system and taught the method in California. Word was received here by Mrs Frank Fulkerson that Miss Wyckoff had taken ill and was able to call her brother, and he summoned the Dr. Her death occurred 20 min after the arrival of the Dr. She died August 22, 1953 at her home in Pasadena, Ca.


WYCKOFF. Died 11-1927. Elizabeth Wyckoff, 91, widow of Horatio N Wyckoff, died at her home on Olive St. She was the daughter of Serran & Mahalia Van Dorn, residents of New Jersey. On October 31, 1866 to Horatio N Wyckoff. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs R E Cockrell, Sellars, LA, Miss Nelle Wyckoff, Alton, and Miss Mary A Wyckoff, Jerseyville; 1 son, David A Wyckoff, Alton; 4 grandchildren: Helen Wyckoff, Edward Horatio, and Rogers L Wyckoff and Robert Cockrell. Preceding her in death were her husband, and 1 daughter, Julia. Funeral from Presbyterian Church with Rev J S Farrill officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WYCKOFF. Died 10-1851. Mrs Phoebe E Wyckoff, 36 wife of David G Wyckoff, formerly of New York. She left her husband and a large family of children.


Ambrose Spencer WYCKOFF was born in Schoharie County, New York, on the 27th day of May, 1806 and on Saturday the 28th of September, 1872, he fell dead from his chair, of heart disease, being in his 67th year. He emigrated to the country, from New York City, in the fall of 1832, and so won the confidence of the community as to be chosen to fill the honorable position of Judge of this county for several years – I say honorable – for it was a time when the people would not countenance men in office who were not honest and honorable men. He was a man of very noble impulses and of tender sympathies, and while providing well for his own family, never forgot the poor and in distributing charities to the unfortunate he seemed to realize in his heart the sentiment of the Psalmist, “Blessed is he that considereth the poor.” He lived to an honorable old age, his feet just taking hold upon the threshold of three-score years and ten, the full measure alotted to man upon earth.

He seemed to have a premonition that his days were numbered, and so made preparation for death, both in temporal matters, and it is to be hoped also in spiritual concerns. He felt that at any time, from the complicated nature of his disease, he might be called away, and so he had thought frequently and seriously of death. He not only thought of it, but felt the solemn reality of the judgment day, and would at times speak to his wife and say: “All I can do is to put my trust in God.”

His complaint, asthma and heart disease, brought upon him great suffering, which by the help of the soothing and patient attention of a faithful and beloved wife, he bore with great resignation and without a murmur. But with him, sufferings are over. He is gone – his body to the grave, and his spirit to God who gave it, and who, in the presence of such awful solemnity, can take such language thoughtlessly upon his lips: “For God will bring every work into judgment with every secret thing, whether it be good or evil.” But how heavy must be the night of sorrow upon the heart of those who are so unexpectedly called to mourn the loss of a husband and father! Seek not to compass the end of suffering in this life. Look beyond, to the land without a storm, and comfort one another with these words of Jesus: “I am the resurrection and the life,he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” – W. H. J.


David Gray WYCKOFF, Nov. 20, 1892. David Gray Wyckoff was born Schoharie County, New York, on May 5, 1812. At the age of twelve he went to New York City and learned the tailor’s trade. When he was twenty one years of age he married Phebe Eliza Bonnell, sister of David T. Bonnell, then residing in Newark, New Jersey.
In 1837 they came to Illinois and settled in what is now Jersey County, then part of Greene County and located at Delhi, where he followed his trade until about 1840 when he came to Jerseyville and opened a shop where he carried on merchant tailoring. In 1849 he opened a general mercantile business, having taken John E. Rundle in as a partner. In 1850 he purchased Rundle‘s interest and continued the business till October 1865 when he formed a partnership with his son Horatio N. Wyckoff, and under the firm name of D.G. & H. N. Wyckoff the business was carried on till his death last Sunday. November 20, 1892 Mr. Wyckoff kept a general merchandising store till 1861 when he dropped the grocery portion and dealt only in dry goods, boots and shoes and notions. The building which he occupied for years was on the site of that now occupied by H. Scheffer & Sons and the present building is the third one erected on that site. In 1885 the building now occupied by them was erected. Mrs. Wyckoff died in 1851 leaving six children only three of whom are now living, Horatio N., Mrs. Cornelia Shepard and Mrs.Frances Brownlee. Children – Catherine- Mary & George E. passed away before her death. Mr. Wyckoff has been in failing health for the past year but was able to be at the store part of the time until the past two months. He died of general debility caused by old age, being 80 years , 6 months and 25 days. His death was sudden although not unexpected, but was evidently hastened by the death of his granddaughter, Miss Lucy Brownlee who he dearly loved. Mr. Wyckoff was one of the best citizens Jerseyville ever had. Quiet, unassuming, he went through life without making enemies and was noted for his strict honesty and integrity. What David G. Wyckoff said was true was truth either in public affairs or in his dealings in mercantile life. The funeral took place Monday afternoon from the house and was largely attended by relatives and friends, the merchants closing their stores till after the funeral. Submitted by Mary Cockrell Shipe.


WYLDR. Died 28-04-1956. Fred Wylder, 72 years, 3 mo, 26 days, a native of Greene County, died April 28, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr & Mrs Walter T Greer in Elsah. He had been ill for some time. He was born near Greenfield, January 2, 1884, son of the late Worth & Temperance Faith Wylder. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs Geer in whose home his death occurred – incomplete.


WYLDER. Isabell Wylder, 78, died July 24, 1916. She was born in Jersey County February 14, 1838, daughter of John & Jamimah Reddish. She belonged to Pleasant Hill Christian Church. She married J R M Wylder in 1854 and she remained his devoted wife through that awful Rebellion period – – – seeing him shoulder his musket and enlist to help save our nation. She like so many true mothers and wives remained behind, working, hoping, watching and praying for a “brighter day”. During this awful anxious period she was cheered with the news her husband had been promoted to be 2nd LT in his regiment. During their married life they were parents of 6 children. Surviving are Thomas C H Wylder, Jerseyville and Mrs James Driskell, Litchfield, IL. Preceding her in death were her husband and 4 children; 2 sisters, Mrs Lucy Wylder, Columbus, Dakota and Mrs Hester Seago, Fieldon, IL; 1 grandson, 4 granddau; 8 g-grandchildren. She had raised Robert Irwin and Maggie Williams, now wife of Dr Irwin of Medora. Funeral services were held at Presbyterian Church with Rev Jos Jenkins, Rev Wm Rhoads and Rev W S Neely officiating and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


WYLDER. Died 27-02-1978. Miss Isabella Wylder, 82, died at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home February 27. The native of Jerseyville had lived in St. Louis where she was a receptionist at St. Louis County hospital for many years. She was born September 29, 1892 in Jersey County, daughter of the late Thomas C & Lucy (Mains) Wylder. She had relatives in this area including nieces and nephews. She donated her body to the Washington University School of Science. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.


WYLDER. Died 03-11-1969. R M (Bob) Wylder, retired banker and native of Jerseyville, died suddenly November 3 at his home in Morrison, IL. Final rites were conducted at the Presbyterian Church of Morrison with Rev E J Blair officiating. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. He was a son of the late Mr & Mrs T C H Wylder, and was born in Jerseyville May 10, 1897. He started his banking career here with Jersey State Bank about 1915, and later was employed at State Bank, Jerseyville before joining the IL State Banking Dept as an examiner in 1920. He was transferred to Princeton in 1927 and from there to Geneva in 1930 to become chief examiner of the northern division of the office of State Auditor of Public Accounts. Mr Wylder resigned his position with the state May 1, 1933 to become executive vice-pres of Smith Trust & Savings Bank, Morrison and continued with the institution until January 1966 when he retired as an executive but continued as trust officer until his death. Mr Wylder was a Master Mason and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was married in Jerseyville January 17, 1917 to Blanche (Coulthard) Wylder. Surviving are his wife; 1 daughter, Mrs J Harold (Ruth) Schulta, Robbinsdale, MN; 2 sons, Dr Delbert E Wylder, Marshall, MN and Jack Wylder, Morrison; 9 grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Heneghan, Decatur and Miss Isabella Wylder of Richmond Hts, MO. Those attending were: Mr & Mrs Stuart E Yocom and Mr & Mrs Lee Nail, Jerseyville, Mrs Robet McPheron, Bergenfield, NJ, Mr & Mrs Richard Heneghan and Mrs Floyd Gaufoot, Decatur, and Mrs Lucille (Mains) Robinson, Davenport, IA.


WYLDER. Died 23-04-1914. Miss Samantha Wylder, 56 years, 2 months, 7 days, was relieved from her suffering at Jacksonville hospital April 23, 1914. She was a native of Jersey County, and daughter of Robert & Isabelle Wylder on January 28, 1858. She made her home with her sister, Mrs Ollie Kriskoll of Barnett, and was paralyzed for quite a number of years, the affliction had also enshrouded the declining years of her mother. Funeral services were conducted by Rev J R Reynolds at the Jerseyville Baptist Church. Surviving are her mother, 2 brothers, Thomas Wylder, Jerseyville and 1 sister, Mrs Kriskoll, Barnett.


WYLDER. Died 02-1908. William Jasper Wylder, 76 years, 10 months, 18 days, prominent resident of Morgan County, Passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs Thomas Paschall at Chapin. He was the son of Wiley & Temperance Wylder and was born in Greene County March 4, 1833. He spent his boyhood near Greenfield. On January 29, 1853, he married Willmotte (Jones) Wylder, their only child was Mrs Anna Paschaall of Chapin. He was reared in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and after reaching manhood united with the Christian Church of which he was still a member at his death. He came to Morgan County in 1857, and settled on a farm near Markham, where he resided until 1871, when he moved to his new, modern house on or near the old home. His wife died March 4, 1965, from which time he had lived with his daughter. In his later years, he took much interest in the new Church in Chapin and through his efforts and contributions, it was finished. In Politics he was a life-long Republican and had voted for Fremont in 1856. His illness was as a result of 2 strokes the last having been on January 10. He was the last of a family of 11 children, 7 sons and 4 daus. He was an uncle of Rev J L Wylder, Jacksonville.


WYNOTT. Died 1914. Mrs Mary C Wynott, 69, died at Mullanphy hospital, St. Louis. Her remains were brought to the home of her daughter, Mrs Clarence Perdun, Jerseyville. Rev J R Reynolds conducted services at Baptist Church and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.