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Jersey County Obituaries & Deaths
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HANKY. Mrs. Mary Hanky died at her home near Fieldon, on Wednesday May 11th, at 11:30 a.m., aged 84 years. Funeral took place from the church in Fieldon, on Friday, May 12th. Jersey County Democrat, 18 May 1893. Contributed by [email protected]
HANNAH. Mrs. J. A. Hannah Dies in Jerseyville. Mrs. Josephine Agnes Hanna, 77, of 1610 Clawson, died at 2 a.m. today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Nora Wiseman, in Jerseyville, where she has been since she became ill three months ago during a visit. She was the widow of Robert J. Hanna. Mrs. Hanna was born Feb. 17, 1868 at Portage De Sioux, Mo., but had been a resident of Upper Alton for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. A son, Harry C. Hanna of Brighton; a daughter, Mrs. Iva Mae Denhan [Denham?], Elsah; a brother, William LeFaivre of Miltibend, Mo., and her sister, Mrs. Wiseman, survive, with six grandchildren and eight grandchildren. Funeral rites will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in Streeper funeral home. Burial will be in Alton cemetery. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call after 6 p.m. today. [newspaper dated May 31, 1945, also see Thomas Denham obituary] Submitted by Norma Burse.
Mrs. Lydia HANSEL, living near Grafton, while occupied with her usual domestic duties, complained of feeling a little unwell and lay down. A few moments afterward one of the family, receiing no reply to a question, was horror-stricken to find that she was dead. Jersey County Democrat, January 3, 1873.
Wm. HANSELL, and old resident of this county, died at the residence of his son, Lloyd Hansell, on last Sunday morning. Jersey County Democrat, February 16, 1872.
HETZEL. At her home ten miles northwest of Jerseyville, Monday, Feb. 21, Mrs. Harriet H. Hetzel, aged 66 years. The funeral took place from the residence to the family cemetery Wednesday, Rev. Wm. Crawford officiating. Daily Democrat, 25 Feb. 1898. Contributed by [email protected]ol.com.
HILL. Died in Jerseyville, August 9th, 1850, Miss Juliet Agnes Hill, youngest daughter of Robert L. Hill of Jerseyville, in the 20th year of her age. The deceased was born on the 22nd of October 1830, in Todd County, Kentucky. She emigrated to Illinois with her parents in the Spring of 1835. In August 1841, at the close of a protracted meeting, in Jerseyville, she made a public profession of the religion of our Lord Jesus Christ being then not quite eleven years of age. From that time until the day of her death, her life was a practical exhibition of the ennobling principles of the Glorious Gospel of the Son of God. Seldom has it fallen to the lot of the writer to witness the life of a Christian so conscienciously and uniformly upright, consistent, and exemplary. At her funeral a large concourse of weeping relatives and sympathizing friends gave unmistakable evidence of their high estimate of the amiable, social qualities and Christian virtues of the departed. Faithful did she live peaceful did she die sweet be her slumber till the trump of God shall summon her to the rewards of the righteous. Another harp is broken and the strains that trembled on its strings are now heard in Heaven.
HUFF. FUNERAL WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. JULIA HUFF. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, September 15, at 2 oclock for Mrs. Julia Mains Huff whose death occurred Monday afternoon, September 13, at 2:30 oclock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Newt Halbert, in Kane following an extended illness. Elder T. J. Roady officiated. Vocal selections were by a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. G. Roady and Mr. and Mrs. Willey Berry. Interment was in the Jalapa Cemetery. Mrs. Huff was the daughter of the late Houston and Eliza Briggs Mains and was born October 30, 1860, near Kane. At the time of her death she was aged 76 years, 10 months and 14 days. She was united in marriage October 16, 1879, to George W. Huff and to this union one child, Mrs. Newton Halbert of Kane, was born. Her husband preceded her in death April 13, 1918. Surviving her daughter, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and four brothers and sisters, George Mains of Medora, Thos. Mains, Walter Mains, Andrew Mains, Mrs. Bertha Spears and Mrs. Sarah Grizzle of Jerseyville, Mrs. Ivy Daniels of Kane and Mrs. Nevada Wylder of Cathay, N. Dak., and many other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Adaline HULL, relict of Mr. J. Hull, died on Saturday night. Mr. Hull and his wife were among the early pioneers of Jersey county, and for many years have been prominent members of society. The remains of the old lady were followed to the grave by a large number of mourning friends. Jersey County Democrat, January 3, 1873.
HUMISTON. The wife of Linus Humiston, of Otterville, was buried last Thursday afternoon. The deceased was a daughter of Andrew Spangle. Examiner, Nov. 5, 1879.
A little girl about eleven years of age, daughter of Mr. HUNTER, was drowned in the pond of the old National mill last Tuesday afternoon. In company with other children she was fishing at the pond, into which se unfortunately fell. She was in the water some twenty minutes before being recovered, and all attempts at recusitation failed. There parents have the warmest sympathies of all in their deep distress. Jersey County Democrat, July 4, 1873.
HUNTER, Joseph. Died. Joseph Hunter. May 26, 1898. Joseph Hunter, colored, died at the poor farm Tuesday aged 80 years. Funeral services were held at the colored Baptist church Wednesday at 2:20 p.m., Rev. S. Catt officiating. Owing to deceased having been a soldier, the remains were interred in the G. A. R. section of Oak Grove cemetery.
Deacon A. C. HUTCHINSON, October 1880, age 65 years, born in Mercer County, New Jersey on January 11, 1815. Came to Illinois in 1841. He married Margaret Potter on April 13, 1848. He converted in 1851 Baptist church Jerseyville. In May 1854 he moved to Virden. In 1870 he became a deacon in the church. His wife, three brothers and two sisters still survive him. Republican Examiner, October 1880.
ISAACS. On Wednesday morning, September 22, 1875, in this city, Mrs. J. ISAACS, after a protracted illness. Jersey County Democrat, September 23, 1875.
Mrs. Emma JANES, April 27, 1880, age 37 years, 10 months. From Jersey County Democrat, July 8, 1880.
Miss Elizabeth Lenora JARBOE died, last Friday, under very painful circumstances. She has been suffering for several years with heart disease, and during the past few weeks the attacks have become more and more acute. Last Friday she came from home and opened her store as usual, but feeling weak and depressed she sent for her cousin, Miss Annie McGANNON, to assist her with some work. While the messenger was absent she became worse and walked up to Edgar & Co.’s drug store to get something to relieve her. Entering the store she paused at the counter and immediately fell against it, saying: “Give me something, quick!” and gasped for breath. They caught her as she was about to fall and placed her on a lounge, and every effort was made to relieve her suffering, but without avail, for in a few minutes she was dead. When it seemed impossible to restore her they sent for her mother, who soon arrived, and seeing her daughter lying, as she supposed, in a faint, commenced chafing her hands and calling for hartshorn, and when told that she was dead, words fail to describe the intensity of her anguish. But a few years ago being deprived of a husband and now of a daughter, whose love for “Mother” could not be excelled, the blow was sudden, and it appeared for a few minutes that she too would sink beneath it, and for hours and days it seemed impossible to comfort her. Miss Jarboe was born in Macoupin county, July 16, 1849, and died Jan. 28, 1881, thus being 31 years, 6 months and 12 days of age. After the death of her father she opened a flower store on North Main street, below Exchange street, but afterwards moved to the rooms near Boynton’s jewelry store, and added fancy articles to her floral stock. Here she labored, day after day, oft times when not able, and on the day of her death left that place to return no more. She has left many friends, as she was one of these quiet, unassuming persons who win the hearts of all with whom they associate. Fortunately her brothers were both here. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church, last Sunday afternoon, Rev. Heagle officiating, assisted by Revs. May and Stark. The church was filled to overflowing, seats being placed in the aisles, and many standing who thus paid the last tribute of respect to the departed, who was so suddenly cut off in the midst of womanhood.
Written for Mrs. H. M. Jarboe, in Memory of Her Daughter
He tenderly calls them away to their rest –
The ones that are truest, who loved us the best;
But He the wise purpose to us will reveal
When we meet by-and-by in the land of the leal.
We fail, in our weakness, His dealings to trace,
And yet all-sufficient His promise of grace.
To guide and sustain be our earnest appeal,
Till we anchor beyond, in the land of the leal.
And when in the light of eternity’s dawn
Gleam visions of those who before us have gone,
No “shadow of death” will the dear ones conceal,
When we meet by-and-by in the land of the leal.
Oh, precious the knowledge that only we stand
Upheld by a Mighty, Omnipotent hand
And when at the feet of the Master we kneel
May it be with the Lord in the land of the leal.
From Jersey County Democrat, February 3, 1881.
William P. JARBO [JARBOE], an old citizen of Jersey County, died at his residence in the northern part of the city, on Saturday night last. The funeral services took place from the residence on Monday. Jersey County Democrat, September 7, 1876.
Martha J., wife of Henry L. JOHNSON, born in Highland, Ohio on August 31, 1826, married 1848 in Whitehall. Martha resided in Jerseyville with her father Dr. HUTCHINSON when she was a girl. Martha died at Carrollton and is buried at Jerseyville.
The body of Samuel R. JUSTISON, of Brighton, was found in the river at Alton last Monday, with a bullet hole under the right eye. His family thinks he was murdered as there was no cause for suicide. Jersey County Democrat, August 1, 1889.
SABIN. Beatrice, Neb., Aug. 13, 1899 – Mrs. Hannah J. Sabin, a well known and most estimable woman, died this forenoon, after an illness of eight months, caused by consumption. The deceased was seventy years of age and was born in New Jersey. Her marriage to Dr. Sabin occurred nearly fifteen years ago at Jerseyville, Ill., which had been her home for many years up to that thime which was the date of their removal to Beatrice. She was an only sister of Hon. Ford Lewis of Jerseyville, who is the only surviving member of the family. Dr. Sabin and three daughters and three sons of his survive Mrs. Sabin. The remains Will be taken to Jerseyville tomorrow at noon for burial. Short services will be held at the family home at 11:30. Dr. Sabin and Mr. Lewis will accompany the remains to Illinois.
SCHMIDT. Mrs. Anna Schmidt, wife of John Schmidt of the Rosedale vicinity, died at her home Monday morning, Mar. 17, at 1:00 oclock, following a brief illness of pneumonia. At the time of her death, Mrs. Schmidt was forty-nine years, four months and seventeen days of age. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1oclock from the Rosedale Methodist church, Rev. Charles Miller of Grafton officiating. Interment was in the Hartford Cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband, John A. Schmidt, one daughter, Fern seventeen years of age, and one son, Kenneth, eleven years of age. She is also survived by two brothers; Sheriff Charles H. Schlansker of Jerseyville and J. Virgil Schlansker of Rosedale; Four sisters, Mrs. Clyde Myers and Mrs. Melvin Johnson of Jerseyville, Mrs. Bert Nessler of St. Francisville and Mrs. Stephen Pivoda of East Alton.
SCOTT. On the 24th, inst., at “Locust Grove,” this county, Edith Geraldine, daughter of Dr. Lee and Flora G. SCOTT, aged 3 months and 10 days. “Dark and dreary was the day, When the angel kissed her breath away.” Jersey County Democrat, March 30, 1876.
Died in Jerseyville, on Monday August 9th at 1 o’clock A.M., Nellie, infant daughter of W. V. and Cornelia J. SHEPHARD, aged 4 months and 11 days. Jersey County Democrat, September 13, 1867.
SEELY. Mother Of Jersey Veterinarian Dies. Mrs. Anthony Seely, ninety-one year old White Hall resident and mother of Dr. H. H. Seely of Jerseyville, died Sunday morning, May 26, at five oclock at the White Hall Hospital. Surviving the aged woman in addition to Dr. Seely is another son, Col. L. L. Seely of White Hall; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Lincer of Washington, D. C.; a sister Mrs. Effie Williamson of Jacksonville and six grandchildren. Final rites were held Tuesday afternoon, May 28, at two oclock at the Dawdy funeral home in White Hall. The Rev. Cecil T. Allin of the White Hall Presbyterian Church officiated at the services and interment was in the White Hall cemetery. Jersey County Democrat-News, MAY 31, 1946.
SHERMAN, John. Elsah 2 Veterans Pass Away, John Sherman – E. M. Pinney. In Civil War – Members of G. A. R. Sherman 64 years leaves wife, 2 sons David of Springfield, James. 2 daus. Miss Maud Mrs. McClusky. Jersey County Democrat, February 6, 1908.
Howard D., youngest son of J. A. and Annie SIMON, aged ten months and eighteen days, died in this city on the 13th inst., of congestion of the lungs. The remains were interred in the cemetery where they will remain until cold weather, when they will be removed to Louisville, Kentucky. Jersey County Democrat, October 14, 1875.
SMITH. Edward J. Smith, Hero of Argonne, Is Dead. Funeral of World War Veteran, 25, Will Be Held Today. Edward J. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, died at his home Monday night at 11:15 oclock at the age of 25 years and 8 months. Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist church in Jerseyville at 2:30 oclock this afternoon, Rev. W. T. Morris officiating. The services will be in charge of Worthy Post of the American Legion. The members of the Post will assemble at the Legion Hall at 1:00 p. m. and attend the funeral ion a body.
The death of Edward Smith is one that brings back memories of but a few years ago when the doughboys of the American Expeditionary forces were driving the German hoards before them and bringing the decisive victory to the arms of the allied nations fighting for world democracy. During the few days prior to the final call Smith in his delirium fought again the battles through which he had passed on the shell torn fields of France.
Smith enlisted May 15, 1917, shortly after the entry of the United States into the World War. After a brief time spent in a camp near Maxwelton, he was transferred with other Jerseyville boys to Nevada and became a part of the Missouri National Guard. From Nevada, the forces of the guard were transferred for intensive training at Fort Gill, Okla., where they were assigned to the regular army of the federal government. Smith was assigned to Company I of the 128th infantry. Among the other Jerseyville boys in this fighting organization were Fred and Harold Worthey, George Atchison, Harold Holland and Roy Cox.
On May 3, 1918, the 136th infantry sailed from New York harbor for France. It landed at Liverpool, England, May 19, and from England was taken across the channel to France. The organization fought in the great battles of Verdun, St. Miniel and in the Vosges and Argonne Drive.
The Worthey boys died on the field of battle the day before Smith was badly gassed. The latter, following the incident which placed him in a hospital for some time, returned to the front again.
The poison gas of the Germans had burned the membranes of his lungs so badly, however, that it left them in a condition easily susceptible to the invasion of tubercular germs.
Smith went to the government hospital at Maywood March 26, where his condition grew rapidly worse. He desired to return home for the final summons and arrived here April 9. Death came at the time mentioned after only a brief season of serious illness.
Smith is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucille Wiegand Smith. The passing of Smith is similar to that of scores of other men who are answering the final call each day in America as the result of the heinous methods employed by the Germans in their warfare.
SINCLAIR, J. Donald. Life and Death of Capt. Donald Sinclair. J. Donald sinclair died at his home in Springfield, Friday, July 23, 1909, aged 80 years. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon.
J. Donald Sinclair was born in Highlands, Scotland, on May 27, 1829. When 11 years of age he went to sea, shipping at London as a Midshipman on a barque called the “Derwent,” which was engaged in the Australian trade, that being the time when gold was recently discovered in Australia. In 1874, while on a homeward voyage, the vessel encountered a terrific storm and was driven to the far south where the progresss was obstructed by ice, and days were so short that the sun was visible for only 25 minutes. After a tedious voyage of 135 days, they arrived in London. Here he again shipped as chief officer on board a ship called the “Minerva,” bound for Riga, Russia. On the passage home the vessel encountered severe storms and was detained on the coast of Norway, for three months. After his return to London, he went to Edinburg, Scotland, and attended school a short time then went to Liverpool, and there shipped as a seaman on board a Scotch ship called the “St. Andrews,” bound for Canada. On the passage, the ship ran into an iceberg on the banks of Newfoundland, and was detained 21 days, during which the supplies running low, his allowance was reduced to one spoonful of rice, and one of molasses per day. When he finally reached Montreal, all hands deserted the ship, one-half the crew going to Quebec, and the other half to the lakes. He shipped on board a lake schooner called the “Henry Clay,” and went to Cleveland, Ohio. Here he shipped as a chief mate on board the same boat, of which two years later he became captain, and sailed three years. He then went to Michigan, thence again to Cleveland where he superintended the building of a barque called the “Ocean Wave.” This in 1852-3. He was captain of the boat one year, after which ie commanded different vessels until 1858, when he abandoned a sailors life, and for one year followed the business of ship chandler, then went into the shipping commission business.
In 1862 he enlisted in the Navy and was ordered for duty on board the “Clara Dolson,” as executive officer. He was executive officer and captain of different gunboats, and run the blockades on the Mississippi river, and did gallant service until the close of the war. He then went to Chicago and followed the manufacture of tobacco, after which he commanded a steamboat on the Illinois river two years. He then came to Jersey county, purchased an acre of woodland, upn which, after clearing it, he built a storehouse and blacksmith shop. He was the first postmaster at Rosedale. Later he lived at Dow. From the Jerseyville Republican, Jerseyville, Illinois, July 29, 1909.
Mrs. Alice SLATEN, May 28, 1880, age 27 years, 4 months, 11 days. From Jersey County Democrat, July 8, 1880.
Mrs. Harriet M. SNEDEKER was born at Trenton, N.J., Dec. 20th, 1807, and died at Mr. Pleasant, Iowa, May 17th, 1883. Her maiden name was Sunderland, and she was one of twelve children, six boys and six girls. One brother Lloyd SUNDERLAND and three sisters, Mrs. Theodore MERSHON, Mrs. Isaac SNEDEKER and Mrs. Daniel COMBS survive her. She married Mr. Sanuel SNEDEKER in 1840, and together they came west in 1845, locating in this county, where they resided till his death Jan. 12th, 1877, a short time after she moved to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where her daughter, Mrs. W. R. HILL resided, and made that place her home. She was the mother of two children, John who died from lung disease contracted in the army, and Kate who survives her. She was well known here for her energy and perseverance in all her undertakings, and it was mainly through her labors assisted by Mrs. William HILL that the money was raised to put the roof on the old Baptist church, commonly called the “Cumberland.” She was an active member of the Baptist church of this city, always ready and willing to aid in promoting its welfare. She desired to lead and never seemed fatigued, and this indomitable spirit prevailed to the end of life. For the past two years she has suffered much pain, and yet her nearest relatives knew nothing of it. She was confined to her bed three weeks and suffered the greatest pain possible for a human being to suffer. While in Iowa, she assisted laragely in building a Baptist church there, and after it was completed and ready for services to be held a tornado struck the town and among other buildings destroyed the church, scarce a vestige remaining. She aided largely in rebuilding this church, and in all charitable objects was ever ready to lend a helping had. Her remains were brought to this city Friday last, and buried in the family lot in the new cemetery. The funeral took place from the residence of Samuel J. SNEDEKER, was was largely attended by friends and relatives who mourn her loss. From the Jersey County Democrat, May 24, 1883.
Death of Isaac SNEDEKER. On Wednesday, at 6:30 o’clock p.m., Isaac Snedeker, and old and highly respected citizen of the county died at his residence in the eastern part of this city, in the 66th year of his age. Mr. Snedeker came to Jersey county in 1844, and was a very successdul farmer. He owned large tracts of land in this and Macoupin counties and in Nebraska. The funeral will take place Saturday morning from his late residence at 10 1/2 o’clock. Services to be conducted by Rev. C. E. Taylor, assisted by the clergy of the city. Jersey County Democrat, July 5, 1877.
Died. Isaac SNEDEKER. At his residence, near Jerseyville, Illinois, in the 66th year of his age, on July 4, 1877, at 6:15 p.m. The funeral took place from his late residence, on Saturday, July 7th, at 10:30 a.m. Services were wonducted by Rev. C. E. Taylor, assisted by the clergy of the city. Isaac Snedeker was born at the Four Mile Ferry, north of Trenton, New Jersey, on the Delaware, Nov. 11, 1812. He was the youngest son of Isaac and Catherine Snedeker. He was in youth brought up on his father’s farm, and received his education at the district schools in the nrighborhood where he lived. At the age of 10(?) he was employed on public works of that State, building of the Ambey railroad [missing words in this phrase], Trenton water-works, Delaware and Raratin canal, and also assisted in obtaining information, complication and publication for the New Jersey Historical Gazette and map of the State, in which pursuits he spent about four years. He was then fired with the spirit of going to the frontiers, and with roused energy and determination, he, with his father, emigrated to the western portion of New York State, and settled in Monroe county, and engaged in active farming, which, in that county, at that time, meant clearing away the timber.While there he professed a change of heart, and of that eternal hope of the life beyond the grave, which he very frequently spoke of during his sickness, which hope was fully sustained while life lasted, growing stronger as the body grew weaker, always hopeful and cheerful, very confiding, and relying upon the promises and rulings of a Just God. While in New York State, he, with others, after their conversion, commenced the erection of M. E. Perrington Chapel, and though they met with a great deal of discouragements, incident to such undertakings, he and two other young men put their shoulders to the wheel, and with their own means completed the edifice, which to-day stands neath the shade of the trees planted by himself, as an ornament to the neighborhood, a power for usefulness, and as a promoter of those principles which are high, mighty and enobling, teaching the people to love their God, and he alone supremely. After the completion of this work he with his brother Samuel, who passed into eternity so recently, January 12, 1877, came to Illinois in 1844, and located in Jersey county. We have known him since he has lived among us. He has been one of us. We have known him to be kind to the poor, and charitable toward all; a good citizen, a true man, a good neighbor; a man who tried to live after the examples set by his Maker. He was always a great appreciator of the beauties of nature, as exhibited in her grasses, trees and flowers. He would spend much time in talking of any new variety of fruit or flower that came to his notice. He was never too busy to assist in anything that would assist in the cultivation of fruit or flowers. He was Vice-president of the Illinois State Horticultural Society for several years, and one of the Vice-presidents of the American Pomological Society; also, one of the Vice-presidents of the Missouri State Horticultural Society. He wrote much and said much upon the subjects, and was always identified with all local Horticultural and Agricultural Societies in the neighborhood where he lived. Though he was a man that never sought especial distinction, he was rather backward and unassuming, prefering to attend to his own business, but, when brought forward by circumstances that surrounded him, he spoke out frankly his honest convictions. He often remarked that a man should live for some purpose try and become a substantial man, a permanent fixture and reliable, trusting rather upon his word than upon his bond; as such he lived among us. He leaves behind him his widow, the wife of his youth, two sons, Orville A. and Samuel J., known to us all, and two sisters and one brother: Mrs. Catherine Wells of Victor, New York; Mrs. mary Curtius(?) of Carrollton; and Jacob M. Snedeker of Bunker Hill. He was a kind, indulgent husband, father and brother. But it is said that man was born to die, and so it has been with Isaac Snedeker.
Arthur SPRINGATE, an old resident of Jersey county, died last Saturday, and was burried [sic] from the Ebenezer church Monday. From Jersey County Democrat, April 1, 1880.
SPRY. From Fieldon. Once more has the death angel passed over us, pausing in his flight to smite two victims, redering two home the dwelling-places of sorrow. Josephine BRAXELL (nee SPRY) died from the effects of an attack of measles, on the 18th inst., and John Spry died of consumption on the 19th. They were brother and sister and were buried in one grave. May their spirits find eternal rest. [Published 24 March 1881, name of newspaper unknown]
Three of the Spry family died last week and were buried in one grave – John Spry, his sister (Mrs. Braxel) and little babe. Mrs. Spry, their mother, is not expected to live. [Published 24 March 1881, name of newspaper unknown]
The widow Spry died one day last week, which makes four deaths in that family in twenty days – Mrs. Spry, John Spry, Josephine BRASSEL (nee Spry) and Wm. Spry’s child. [Published 14 April 1881, name of newspaper unknown]
Amanda, the 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. SPRY of Tenneriff, died Monday at 12:30. The funeral took place today at 2 o’clock. Published April 16, 1906.
Leslie Robert SPRY, 15 years old, died at his home near Nutwood Tuesday morning, Jan. 21. He was the son of Mrs. William Spry [unreadable words]. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon, the Rev. R_?_ben Russell officiating. Internment was in Rowden cemetery. Published January 21, 1919.
SPRY, William Thomas. Military Funeral For Rosedale Veteran. A military funeral, which he had requested, was held yesterday morning at 11 o’clock in the Fieldon Cumberland Presbyterian church for William Thomas Spry, veteran of the Civil War, who died Sunday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dwight Stafford, in Alton. Members of Worthey Post, American Legion, of Jerseyville were in charge of the burial, assisted by an escort from Alton Post. Rev. Reuben Russell was the officiating minister and burial was in Rowden cemetery. Mr. Spry was aged 83 years and 20 days. He was born in Kentucky and moved to Rosedale township, Jersey County, with his parents when he was a boy. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Minerva Inlow. Two children were born to this union, Mrs. Louis Dowdel, of Grafton, and Frank, the last named dying several years ago. His second wife was Miss Lucinda Simpson, whom he married on March 22, 1875. Ten children were born to them, five of whom are living. They are Mrs. Dwight Stafford, Mrs. Otis Stockton, Mrs. Michael Cummings and Mrs. Ashur Bull, all of Alton, and Mrs. Joseph Czaia of Rosedale. Jerseyville Republican, March 4, 1926. Transcribed by Dolores Andrews.
John W. STONE, May 18, 1880, age 28 years, 8 months, 29 days. From Jersey County Democrat, July 8, 1880.
Quite recently, a child of Joseph SUNDERLAND, of Macoupin county, formerly of this city, was accidently scalded to death by the overturning of a coffee pot filled with boiling coffee. Jersey County Democrat, September 22, 1870.
STROUD. August 1918. Amos P. Stroud, age 67 years, 9 months and 28 days, and one of the best known men in Jersey county, a Mason and a good citizen of Jerseyville, died at this home on East Spruce street in Jerseyville Monday morning. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church, Rev. Joseph Jenkins officiating. The services were in charge of Jerseyville Masons and the Hugh De Payne Commandery of Carrollton. Mr. Stroud spent his early life on the farm and moved to Jerseyville several years ago. He leaves a son, Edwin Stroud, and three daughters, Mrs. Geneva Henderson, Mrs. Nannie Campbell and Mrs. Nellie Graham. His wife died several years ago.
Died. Mrs. Emma SUNDERLAND, nee Miss Emma NUTT, died Tuesday. From Jersey County Democrat, January 12, 1882.
SUNDERLAND. At the residence of Mr. Isaac Snedeker in this city, Thursday, August 24th, 1876; Miss Sallie SUNDERLAND. The funeral services were held at the house Friday 25th, at 4 p.m. Rev. J. W. Stark officiating. Miss Sunderland was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and was the eldest daughter of Thomas R. and Margeret Sunderland both of whom are quietly sleeping beneath the graveyard sod. She was a niece of L. W. Sunderland, and Harriet Snedeker, Mrs. Caroline Snedeker, Mrs. Mary Combs and Mrs Deliah Mershon of this county. She came to this city from her native state in 1866, and has since resided with her relatives. She has been a patient sufferer for the last five years, well knowing that her only relief was in death; although her friends fondly hoped that she would yet be spared to them, and that through years to come she might be enabled to spread abroad that influence for good, for which she was so well qualified to exert. But death had marked her for his victim, and on Thursday she peacefully passed to that bright world beyond. In such an hours a this, what consolation can be offered to the sorrowing ones, they can only mingle their tears together, and bow with submission to that inevitable end of humanity, the grave.
SUNDERLAND. On Sunday, May 23 at Litchfield, Ill., Mr. Samuel SUNDERLAND, in the 80th year of his age. Mr. Sunderland, or, as he was familiarly known, “Uncle Sam,” was born in Trenton, N.J., Feb. 3, 1796. He served as a soldier during the close of the war of 1812, doing duty on the coast of New Jersey. By trade he was a wheelwright, but did not follow it long, working more at the millwright business, at which branch he was considered a mater mechanic. He was for a number of years keeper of the bridge across the Delaware River at Trenton, in which position he became quite popular, making many friends by his universal kindness. In 1838 he came to this city, and bought a piece of land north of town and began making improvements immediately. Being an enthusiastic sportsman, the field opened before him in Illinois at that time afforded him the full gratification of that desire, and long will the little incidents of camp life which he loved so well to relate be remembered. Mr. S. was the father of nine children, five of whom still survive him. Thus another one of the old settlers is gone! Soon there will be none left to tell of early times and the many hardships endured! Jersey County Democrat, May 27, 1875.
SUNDERLAND. Death Claims Last Veteran of Civil War. William Sunderland Dies Sunday Morning. Two World War Veterans Also Succumb. William S. Sunderland, Jersey County’s last Civil War veteran, died at his home in the northwest part of Jerseyville, Sunday, July 23rd, at five o’clock a.m., following several weeks’ illness.
Death also claimed two World War veterans of Jersey county during the weekend. Harry ROSS, a retired farmer, who served his country during the World War, died at his home in this city on Saturday evening after a twelve hours’ illness, and John ARBOGAST, another Jersey County World War veteran, died at his home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Saturday night.
The death of Mr. Sunderland marks the conclusion of the thinning ranks of the Civil War veterans in this county. The surviving member of the Lowe Post, Grand Army of the Republic, is W. H. H. COOKE, formerly of Jerseyville, who now resides in Coates, Kansas. Although Cooke resided in Jerseyville for many years, he did not enter the war from this locality.
Sunderland served as a Private in Company F, 144th Regiment of the Illinois Infantry Volunteers, enrolling on September 15, 1864. He received his honorable discharge on July 14, 1865, at Springfield, Illinois, after engaging in the greater number of the major battles and skirmishes of the last year of the Civil strife. The deceased was born in Jersey county, January 17, 1849, the son of Lloyd and Sarah Steinberg Sunderland. At the time of his death he had attained the advanced age of ninety years, six months and six days. For fifty years, Sunderland operated a blacksmith shop in Jerseyville, retiring from this occupation in June, 1928. Despite his advancing age, Sunderland was a familiar figure at athletic events at the Jersey Township High school, and in the last few years missed only a few of the basketball games played on the home floor. He is survived by three sons, Lloyd A. of St. Louis, William E. of Kansas City, and Clyde E. of Jerseyville; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Annie CHRISTY and Mrs. Carrie McREYNOLDS of Jerseyville, and one great grandson. Funeral services were held at the Jacoby Brothers Chapel, Tuesday, July 25th, at three o’clock. Reverend M. C. Foltz, pastor of the Jerseyville Methodist Church, officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. [Clipping is not dated, estimated July 1939 from information in the obituary, no publication information available]
SUTTON, Lorene P. (nee POOL). Spouse: Hubert Henry Sutton (deceased).Parents: Washington Pool and Effie Pool (nee NOLEN), deceased. Age 93, date of birth 30 April 1909. Place of birth Herald, Lee County, Illinois. Formerly of Carmi, White County, Illinois. Date of death Sunday, 10 November 2002. Place of death Carmi, White County, Illinois (Wabash Christian Retirement Center). Place of internment Plainview Cemetery near Norris City. Additional information: Mrs. Sutton has living relatives in: Carmi, White County, Illinois; Jerseyville,Jersey County, Illinois; Louisville, Kentucky; Morton, Tazewell County, Illinois; Keller, Texas and Evansville, Indiana. Date of Newspaper 11 November 2002, name of Newspaper, The Carmi Times http://www.carmitimes.com. From the Illinois US GenWeb Obituary project.