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ABBOTT, Ethelbert Henkel, born 03-12-1910, Greene County, Illinois, died 29-10-1974, buried 31-10-1974, Kane Cemetery. Ethelbert Henkel Abbott, 63, of 309 Harriett, Alton, died at 9:20 a.m. on Oct 29 at the Pike County Hospital, Louisiana, MO. Final services will be held at the Jacoby Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with the Rev. Garold Cooper officiating. Interment will be in the Kane Cemetery. Friends may call at Jacoby Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31st. He was born Dec 3, 1910 at Kane, the son of Albert A. Abbott and Ethel Henkel Abbott and was self employed. His survivors include his parents, Mr and Mrs Albert A. Abbott of Kane; one son, Ethelbert H. Abbott, Jr., Louisville, KY.; five daughters, Mrs Gwendolyn Wisbey, Louisville, KY., Mrs. Jacquelin Rettinghaus, Louisiana, MO., Mrs Nellie May Whorl, Sharon and Ronda Abbott, Alton; a brother, Ernest Wilson Abbott of Kane; a sister, Mrs Mary Flamm, Decatur; 16 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two stepsons, George Blair, Godfrey and James Blair, Seminole, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Mrs Frances Stamper, Alton; seven step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ethel Erthal.


ABBOTT, Mrs C. A., born 1814, died 00-07-1905, buried 00-07-1905. July 1905 Mrs. C. A. Abbott died at home in west part of town, funeral from home, she was 91 years old. Rev. J. G. Dee.


ABBOTT, Stephen Wayne, born 14-07-1949, Green County, Illinois, died 27-10-1978, buried 29-10-1978, Oak Grove Cem. Stephen Wayne Abbott, 29, of 137 Roberts St., Jerseyville was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-car accident on route 109 south of the city limits at 12:10 p.m. Oct. 27. Abbott was employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. He was born July 14, 1949 in Carrollton, a son of William H. and Georgia Mae White Abbott. Abbott was a past vice-president of Local No 40 Glass Bottle Blowers Assn. and a member of the Eagles Lodge. He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Russell whom he married Feb. 17, 1968; Three daughters, Stephanie, 10, Elizabeth five, and Amanda, who was born Oct. 24; three brothers, Preston Brown and Robert Abbott, both of Stephensville, Tex., Norman Abbott of South Carolina; a sister, Garentta Schumann of Oklahoma City, Okla. Services were held Monday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. funeral home with the Rev Frank Goss officiating, Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.


ABBOTT, Earl Edison, born 04-02-1912, Greene County, Illinois, died 29-10-1983, buried 00-00-1983, Lax Cemetery. Earl Edison Abbott, 71, 923 S. State St., Jerseyville died at 2:15 a.m. Oct 29 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1912 in Greene County to the late Edison L. Abbott and Hattie Meyers Dunham. The World War II veteran retired as sweeper from Peavey Mills in 1972. His survivors are three brothers, Alvin, Richard and James, all of Jerseyville; five sisters, Ethel Sprowel, Peoria, AZ., Thelma Varble, Carrollton, Catherine Abbott, Jerseyville, Alice Mapes, Troy, Edith Kincaid, Meadowbrook. Services were conducted Monday morning at Jacoby Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Pendleton with burial in Lax Cemetery near Jerseyville. Lax Cemetery has been named as a memorial.


ABBOTT, Edison Lynn, born 02-08-1885, Greene County, Illinois, died 06-04-1947, buried 09-04-1947, Lax Cemetery. Edison Lynn Abbott, a farmer of the Kane vicinity, died Easter Sunday Morning, April 6, at nine-thirty o’clock at the home of his daughters on East Arch Street in Jerseyville. Mr. Abbott had been in ill health since last August and for the past four months had made his home in Jerseyville with his daughters. He was the son of the late Albert A., and Elizabeth Seago Abbott and was born in Greene County, August 2, 1885, his age at the time of death was 61 years 8 months and 4 days. He is survived by five sons, Earl Edison, Christy Lynn and Richard Lee Abbott of Kane, Alvin Andrew Abbott of East Alton and James Lowery Abbott of Jerseyville, and five daughters, Mrs William Sprowel of Phoenix, AZ, Miss Catherine Sarah Abbott of Jerseyville, Mrs Donald Varble of Eldred and Miss Alice Ruth Abbott of Alton. He also leaves four brothers, Howard Abbott of Jerseyville, Albert and Sam Abbott of Kane and Gilbert Abbott of Fieldon; two sisters, Mrs. John Williams and Mrs. Jesse Ashlock of Kane, nine grandchildren and one great grand-daughter. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 9, at two o’clock at the Bethany Baptist Church northwest of Jerseyville. Reverend James Monroe of White Hall officiated at the rites and interment was in Lax Cemetery.


ABBOTT, Robert Lee, born 00-00-1938, Illinois, died 04-01-1984, buried 00-01-1984, Jerseyville, Illinois. Robert Lee Abbott, 47, of White Hall was pronounced dead on arrival at 8:15 p.m. Jan 4 at White Hall Hospital where he was taken following a two-car accident five miles north of White Hall on route 106. The Jerseyville native was the son of Thelma Greene Birch of Kane and the Late William S. Abbott. His survivors are his wife, the former Mildred Jean Scoggins whom he married on March 1, 1977 in Jerseyville; mother; three daughters, Nancy Abbott of Jerseyville, Averyl Abbott, Jacksonville, and Katrina Abbott, at home; a son, Eddie, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two stepdaughters, Jeanie Ann Dabbs and Christine JoAnn Dabbs, both at home; a stepson, Patrick Allen Dabbs, at home; a brother, Norman, of Columbia, S.C.; two grandchildren. Services were held Saturday morning at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.


ABBOTT, Maudie Alvina, born 02-12-1891, Jersey County, Illinois, died 17-04-1973, buried 00-04-1973, Kane Cemetery. Funeral services for Maudie Alvina Abbott, 81, of rural route, Kane will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 1:30 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Garland Williams officiating. Her death occurred April 17 at boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Interment was in Kane Cemetery. She was born December 2, 1891 in Jersey County the daughter of Marion and Elzina Elizabeth Burch Keown. Her husband was the late Samuel L. Abbott. Her survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Frank (Effie) Polito, Detroit, Michigan, Mrs Eylene Walthers, Justice, Mrs Robert (Clara) Smith, Thayer, Mrs Elzina Morris, Lebanon, N.J., Mrs. Harold (Ellen) Holmes, Carrollton, Mrs Marion (Eunice) Dustman, Godfrey, Mrs William (Betty) Walters, Las Animas, Colorado, and Mrs Lindel (Wanda) Wilkinson, Kane; five sons, Leo, William, and Samuel of Kane, Alonzo of Jerseyville, Robert of Milwaukee, Wis.; 55 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one sister, Eva Keown of St. Louis. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home.


ABBOTT, Howard W., born 12-04-1883, Greene County, Illinois, died 05-05-1977, buried 08-05-1977, Lax Cemetery. Services for Howard W. Abbott, 94, of Kane were conducted May 8, from Jacoby Bros. Funeral home by the Rev. A. A. Edebuhr. burial was in Lax Cemetery. He died at 12:20 p.m. on May 5 at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. A farmer, he was born on April 12, 1883 in Greene County, a son of Albert A. and Elizabeth Seago Abbott. His survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Pauline Turner, Mrs. Tillie Luke, Mrs. Ernest (Drusilla) Hetzel, Mrs. Tony (Irene) Scoggins, Mrs. Peggy Beauchamp of Jerseyville; Mrs. James (Emeline) Crotchett and Mrs. Ruby Postlewait of Kane and Mrs. Joe (Wreatha) Webb of Casa Grande, Ariz.; two sons, William H. Abbott of Jerseyville and James E. Abbott of Caulfield, Mo.; 28 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Albert A. Abbott of Kane. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dora M. Edwards who died in 1941; one daughter and one son.


ABBOTT, Samuel Lester, born 18-02-1892, Greene County, Illinois, died 27-08-1970, buried 30-08-1970, Kane Cemetery. Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home for Samuel Lester Abbott, 78, of Kane whose death occured Sunday morning at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. Rev Garland Williams of Jerseyville officiated at the services and interment was in Kane Cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born Feb 18, 1892 in Greene County a son of the late Albert A. and Elizabeth Seago Abbott. His survivors are his wife Maudel A. Keown Abbott; five sons, Leo, Samuel A. and William H. of Kane, Alonzo of Jerseyville, and Herschel R. of Milwaukee, Wis.; eight daughters, Mrs Elzina Morris, Jerseyville, Mrs Ellen Holmes, Carrollton, Mrs Eunice Dustman, Godfrey, Mrs Wanda Wilinson, Kane, Mrs Effie Polito, Detroit, Michigan, Mrs Elplena Walthers, Chicago, Mrs Clara Smith, Thayer, and Mrs Betty Walters, Los Animas, CO; 55 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert A. Abbott of Kane and Howard Abbott of Jerseyville; and one sister, Mrs Emily Ashlock of Kane. His parents, one son, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Funeral Home.


ABBOTT, Mrs A., Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. A. A. Abbott, aged 64, died at her home Wednesday morning about 8:30 of acute gastritis and Bright’s disease. The funeral will be held from the Baptist Church Friday afternoon. The Rev. R. Carney officiated. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


ABBOTT, Albert Andrew, born 03-11-1888, Greene County, Illinois, died 10-12-1984, buried 00-12-1984, Kane Cemetery. Services for Albert Andrew Abbott, 96, of Kane were held at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter Ely officiating. Burial was in Kane cemetery. His death occurred at 4:50 p.m. Dec. 10 at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. born Nov. 3, 1888 in Greene County, he was a son of the late Albert Andrew and Elizabeth Seago Abbott. He taught 31 years in Greene County Grade schools, Pearl High School and Kane High School. Abbott was the oldest member and 70-year member of the Kane Baptist Church. He was a Mason for over 50 years, Grand King Solomon Lodge No. 197 and past master, 1922 and 1972 and was a past patron of Eastern Star Elizabeth Chapter No. 17. Abbott was a past mayor of Kane and former . . . . .(Rest missing)


ABBOTT, William H., Jersey County, Illinois, Oak Grove Cemetery. Services for William H. Abbott, 71, of R1, Fieldon were conducted Saturday afternoon at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home by the Rev. Wayne Pendleton with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. The World War II Army veteran died at 4:28 a.m. Nov. 10 at Christian Hospital Northeast. He was born Sept. 18, 1911 in Jersey County, a son of Howard and Dora Edwards Abbott and was a retired construction laborer. His survivors include his wife, Georgia White Abbott; two sons, Norman Abbott of Columbia, S.C. and Robert Lee Abbott, White Hall; one stepdaughter, Garnetta Schumann, Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, James Abbott, Jerseyville; seven sisters, Pauline Turner, Irene Scoggins, Drusilla Hetzel, Peggy Powell, Jerseyville, Emaline Crotchett and Ruby Postelwait of Kane and Wretha Webb of Casa Grande, Ariz., 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.


ABBOTT, Dora, born 26-06-1892, Greene County, Illinois, died 20-02-1941, buried 00-02-1941. Jersey Democrat News, Feb. 21, 1941. Mrs. Dora Abbott, wife of Howard Abbot, died Thursday Morning, Feb 20 at 8:40 o’clock at her home on Pleasant Street in Jerseyville. She had been ill since Monday. Mrs. Abbott was the daughter of the late William Edwards and Mrs. Ellen Richert and was born June 26, 1892 in Kane. She was aged 48 years, 7 months and 24 days. Surviving Mrs. Abbott in addition to her husband are ten children, Mrs. Pauline Tucker and Mrs. Emiline Crotchett of Kane, William Abbott of Jerseyville, Mrs. George Luke of Benton MS., Miss Drusilla Abbott, Mrs. Emmett Scoggins, Misses Ruby, Retha and Peggy Abbott of Jerseyville and James Abbott of Edwardsville. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. Ellen Richert of Bernie, MO., two brothers, Clarence Richert of Bernie, Mo., and Vernon Richert of Granite City; five sisters, Mrs. Ruby Glass and Miss Gussie Richert of Bernie, Mo., Mrs. Mabel Marler and Mrs. Viola Tinkler of Nameoki, and Mrs. Emma Seago of Fieldon, and ten Grandchildren.


James ABBOTT, a young man who has been working for Samuel Snedeker, Sr., shot and instantly killed himself last week (Wednesday) while out hunting near Plainview, where he had gone to spend the holidays. He stood leaning on his gun, talking with his companions, when it slipped, the hammer striking the ground with sufficient force to discharge the gun, the contents passing in at the right eye blowing the entire top of his head off. The deceased was eighteen years old. Published January 7, 1876.


ABELN, Idabell, Missouri, died 23-03-1988, buried 27-03-1988, Oak Grove Cemetery. Idabell Abeln, 63, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 1988, at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She had been a cook for Mahollands Cafe in Jerseyville, and retired as a waitress from Derby Cafe in Jerseyville in 1972. born in Moscow Mills, MO., she was the daughter of the late Lan and Margaret Elizabeth (Palmer) Kinion. Her husband, Charles Matthew Dixon, died in 1943. She later married John Henry Abeln, who died in 1957. Surviving are a son, Charles Dixon of Medora; six stepsons, Kenneth Freer, Leuis, Jim and Bobby Joe Abeln, all of Athens, John Abeln of Iowa, and Paul Abeln of Tolona; four stepdaughters, Charlotte Ethell of Athens, Pauline Moran of Cottage Hills, Helen Gwillim of Alton and Peggy Hurt of Pekin; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; 20 stepgrandchildren; three sisters, Ethel Bales of Arkansas, Ruby Morris of Elsberry, MO., and Margie Grigsby of Wyoming; and a brother, Frank Kinion of Elsberry, MO. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. William Hammock officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.


ACCARIO, Nicholas, born Italy, died 17-11-1947, buried 22-11-1947, St. Francis Xavier. Nicholas Accario of Chicago, former well-known fruit dealer of Jerseyville, died at eleven-thirty o’clock Monday evening, November 17, at St. Anne’s Hospital in Chicago where he had been a patient since suffering a fractured hip in a fall several days ago. The body of Mr. Accario will be brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville Friday where friends may call after three o’clock in the afternoon. Funeral services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church in this city Saturday morning, November 22, at nine o’clock with Reverend Father John J. Clancy, celebrant of the Requiem Mass. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery. Mr. Accario, a native of Italy, came to Jerseyville as a young man and operated a fruit stand for many years. His first location was on West Pearl Street and he later moved to State Street where he operated the fruit market on the first floor and the family resided in living quarters on the second floor of the building which is now occupied by Bert’s Hardware Company. The family moved to Chicago twenty-two years ago. The deceased at the time of death was eighty-one years, two months and nine days old. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Accario; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Johnsen, Mrs. Lena White, Mrs. Josephine Minogue and Miss Virginia Accario of Chicago; three sons, Michael Accario of Alton, Nicholas Accario of Geneva and Francis Accario of Chicago, and seven grandchildren.


ACCARIO, Francis, born 13-06-1909, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-10-1981, buried 24-10-1981, St. Francis Cemetery. Funeral Mass for Francis Accario, 72, Phoenix, AZ., was celebrated on Saturday, Oct 24, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville, Father Patrick Morrow, celebrant, Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. Accario was born in Jerseyville, June 13, 1909 the son of the late Nicholas and Mary Gilardi Accario. He is survived by two brothers, Michael Accario sr., of Godfrey and Nicholas Accario of Geneva and four sisters, Mary Johnson of Tampa, FL., Lena White of Phoenix, AZ., and Josephine Minogue and Virginia Accario both of Chicago.


ADAMS, Lillie, died 00-08-1921, buried 00-08-1921, Knobnoster Cemetery. Jerseyville Republican, August 4, 1921. Mrs. J. W. Adams died at her home in LaMonte, MO., Formerly Miss Lillie Beaty, daughter of David Beaty, once of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held a LaMonte, burial was at Knobnoster, MO.


ADAMS, Nancy, born 22-07-1828, Pennsylvania, died 00-01-1894, buried 00-01-1894, Oak Grove Cemetery. Jerseyville Republican, Jan 1894. Mrs Nancy Adams born Erie, PA., July 22, 1828, 65 years. Came to Illinois in 1843, Married Charles N. Adams March 26, 1844, Ten children, eight are living. Funeral from Methodist Church, Rev F. L. Thomson, Pallbearers: Hon. O.B. Hamilton, Judge A. M. Slaten, Robert McClure, R. T. Brock, J. N. English, Henry Maxwell, Wm Hall, Jos. Marston, buried at Oak Grove Cemetery.


ADAMS, Emilie B., born 12-04-1906, Missouri, died 30-03-1978, buried 00-04-1978, Mt. Hope Cemetery. The funeral of Mrs. Emilie B. Adams, 71, of R 2, Godfrey was held Saturday morning at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey with the Rev. Walter H. Krebs officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Belleville. She died at 9:30 a.m. March 30 at her home. Mrs. Adams had been a school teacher in Alton and Jerseyville schools. She was born April 12, 1906 in St. Louis, a daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Emil R. Jaeger. Her survivors include her husband, Henry Adams whom she married in 1927; one son, Richard of Godfrey; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Ilch, Godfrey; Mrs. Elise Anne Sode, Carbondale and Mrs. Jane Bruker, Edwardsville; 16 grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ann Elise Rothe of Eldorado, Ark. and Mrs. Virginia Ortwein of Warsaw, Wis. The Madison County Association for Retarded Citizens has been designated as a memorial.


ADAMS, Emma Alice, 00-00-1897, Jersey County, Illinois, died 22-01-1985, buried 00-01-1985. Democrat News, Jan. 31, 1985. Emma Alice Adams, 88, died Jan, 22. Rev. Simon A. Simon, Jacoby Funeral Home. Born in Jerseyville, daughter of Fred and Louise Brandt Hund. Married George C. Adams on Sept. 20, 1920 in Carlinville, IL. He died November 8, 1981. Leaves a son, Bob, of Jerseyville, daughter Margaret Rowden of Rosewood Hts, 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.


ADAMS, Bill D., born 06-05-1927, Illinois, died 18-05-1985, buried 21-05-1985, Oak Grove Cemetery. Bill D. Adams, 58, of Jerseyville, died May 18 at his residence. He was born May 6, 1927, in Medora to the late Willis Adams and Ann Taylor. He was a laborer. Survivors include brothers Bob of Brussels and Bud of Phoenix; and sisters Clarabell Woods of Alton, Mildred Kraushaar of Jerseyville and Georgia Abbott and Hazel Abbott, both of Kane. Visitation was May 20 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral was May 21 at the funeral home with th Rev. Louis Kappler officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. There is no memorial.


ADAMS, George Clarence, born 29-11-1899, died 08-11-1981, buried 00-11-1981, Oak Grove Cemetery. George Clarence Adams, 81, of R 3, Jerseyville died at 9:40 a.m. Nov 8 at St. John’s Mercy Hospital, St Louis County. He was a retired retail salesman for the former Jacobs Lumber Co. born Nov 29, 1899, he was a son of the late George and Olive Brooks Adams. His survivors include his wife, the former Emma Hund whom he married Sept 20, 1920 in Carlinville; one son, Robert Adams, Alton; a daughter, Margaret Rowden, Rosewood Heights; one brother, Charles Adams, Granite City; a sister, Alice Schattgen, Biloxi, MS.; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. His parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Russell Shaw will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


ADAMS, N. L., born 03-02-1796, Windham County, Vermont, died 00-05-1876, buried 00-05-1876, Jerseyville Republican, May 1876. N. L. Adams died at his home, 81 yrs of age. He was born in Halifax, Windham Co., Vermont, Feb. 3, 1796. Married in 1833 and settled on a farm in Jersey Co., 1849. It had two runs of burs. Married three times and father of ten children. Services at the Methodist Church under the auspices of the Masons.


ADAMS, Willis E., died 12-07-1983, buried 00-07-1983, Oak Grove Cemetery. Willis “Junior” E. Adams, 54, of 606 Wabash, died at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was a laborer, born in Medora, son Mahala Ann (Taylor) Adams Burnett of Alton and the late Willis Adams. Surviving are his mother; three brothers, Bill o Jerseyville, Harry “Bud” of Phoenix, AZ., and Robert of Brussels; four sisters, Clara Bell Woods of Godfrey, Georgia and Hazel Abbott, both of Kane and Midldred Kraushaar of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until service time at 1:30 p.m. at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. Louis Kappler officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.


ADAMS, Harriett Randolph, died 00-11-1928, buried 00-11-1928, Oak Grove Cemetery. Jersey County News- Nov. 22, 1928. Mrs. Harriett Randolph Adams, wife of W. E. Adams died at Oakland, CA., her sister is Mrs. L. G. Barr, she was Miss Harriett Randolph a newspaper writer one time city editor of the Jersey County Democrat. The funeral was at Glendale, CA., Rev. Cooper of Presbyterian Church. Her remains were cremated and burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery, a memorial was held in the Jacoby Brothers Chapel in Jerseyville.


ADAMS, Jessie V. died 04-05-1992, buried 00-05-1992, Oak Grove Cemetery. Jessie V. Adams died at 1:52 a.m. today, May 4, 1992, at Jerseyville Care Center. She was a member of Jerseyville Moose Lodge, member and past president of Jersey Community Hospital Auxiliary and assistant chairperson of the Jerseyville Cancer Crusade. born at Hillview, she was a daughter of the late Peter S. and Huldah M. (Blackwell) Staats. On Sept. 1, 1951, she married Lloyd Adams at Pocahontas, Ark. He survives. Also surviving are two daughter, Evelyn Hunter of Jerseyville and Betty Reese of Cripple Creek, CO.; two sons, Truman Garland of Jerseyville and Robert Garland of Cadiz, KY.; a stepdaughter, Barbara Moses of Jerseyville; a stepson, James L Adams Jr. of Grayslake; 12 grandchildren; 3 stepgrandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Howard Staats of LaVista, CA. Preceding her in death were a grandson; a great-grandson; two sisters, Ruth Breezly and Myrtle Baker; and a brother, Robert Staats. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Grant Jensen will officiate. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery at Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville, where she was a member.


ADAMS, Charles Edward, born 11-06-1854, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-02-1912, buried 00-02-1912. Jerseyville Republican, Feb 8, 1912. Charles Edward Adams died Feb 1, 1912, 58 yrs old. Funeral from Methodist Church, Rev. O. L. Markman. He was a son of Charles N. and Nancy Adams born in Jersey Co., IL. June 11, 1854, He leaves an aged Father, three brothers: L. C. and Joseph O. of E. St Louis, and N. L. of Reno, Nev. Three sisters: Mrs. Mary Hill and Mrs. Robert Woodbury of Jerseyville and Mrs. Joseph Nevious of Modesto, IL.


ADMIRE, Juanita G., Jersey County, Illinois, died 20-07-1990, buried 23-07-1990, Valhalla Memorial Park. Alton – Juanita B. Admire, 76, died at 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, 1990, at St. Clare’s Hospital, Alton. born in Jerseyville, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Green. On Oct 1, 1932, in Jacksonville, she married Ray S. Admire. He died June 28, 1960. Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Admire of Alton and Carol Wilson of Godfrey; a son, Larry R. Admire of Alton; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were eight brothers and sisters. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, where services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James N. Wheeler will officiate. Burial is in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to a charity of one’s choice.


ADNEY, Fannie, died 18-01-1924, buried Newbern Cemetery. Jerseyville Republican, Jan 24, 1924. Mrs. Fannie Adney, widow of Thos. Adney, died at home Jan 18, at Newbern, 63 yrs old. Funeral from CP Church at Newbern. Rev. Francisco DelCanto, Rebecca Lodge of Elsah in charge of service. Newbern Cemetery. Leaves on sister, Mrs. Lucy McDow of Newbern.


ADNEY, Thomas. GRAFTON. Death of Civil War Veteran. Thomas Adney, age 80 years, died at his home in Elsah Wednesday morning, May 22, after a brief illness. Mrs. Adney was well known throughout the county having lived in Jersey county many years. He was a civil war veteran. He is survived by two sons and one daughter. The funeral services were held at the home Friday morning at 10 o’clock. The Rev. Mr. Rhein, pastor of the Grafton M. E. church, officiated. The body was taken to Mellville where it was laid to rest. A large number of friends from out-of-town attended the funeral. Jerseyville Republican, March 1918.


AGEE, Cynthia, Robinson County, Tennessee, born 16-05-1826, died 06-01-1904, Oak Grove Cemetery. Jerseyville Republican, Jan 14, 1904. Mrs. Cynthia Agee born in Robinson Co., TN. May 16, 1826, and died at home in McClusky, Jan 6, at age 77 yrs. Methodist Church. Married William Agee Sept 20, 1841. 15 children, seven of whom survive her, 5 sons and 2 daus. 20 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral by Rev. Dee from Methodist Church. Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.


AHRLING, Henry J. Sr., Jersey County, Illinois, died 20-02-1989, buried 23-02-1989, St. Dennis Cemetery. Shipman – Henry J. Ahrling Sr., 80, died at 11:25 p.m. Monday, Feb 20, 1989, at his residence. The retired farmer was born in Jersey County, son of the late Stephen and Mary (Engel) Ahrling. He married the former Myrtle Hopper in August 1941. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Barbara Rice of Houston, TX, Mary Schilling of Mattoon and Kathryn Henderson of Peoria; a son, Henry Ahrling Jr. of Shipman; five grandchildren; three sisters, Cecelia Heal of Gillespie, Mary Partridge of Woodburn and Margaret Spann of Sawyerville; and a brother, Joe Ahrling of Alton. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Targhetta Funeral Home in Shipman, with a rosary to be recited at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thurday at St. Dennis Catholic Church in Shipman with the Rev. T.J. Danvenport as celebrant. Burial will be in the Church cemetery. Masses are preferred for memorials.


AHRLING, Theresia, died 17-01-1917. Mrs Theresia Ahrling died at her home 1 and 1/2 miles north of Fieldon Jan 17 at 4 P.M., Funeral from St. Mary’s Church.


AKABAUER, Maria, born 02-03-1829, Germany, died 16-06-1912. Jerseyville Republican, June 1912, Mrs. Maria Akabauer formerly of Fieldon died in Ashland, June 16, Funeral from home of Clarence West in Fieldon. Rev. W. H. Jordan. Died at home of daughter, Emma Dyer, 83 years born in Hanover, Germany March 2, 1829 and confirmed in Lutheran church at age 13. In 1851 came to U. S. making trip in slow sailing vessel taking 13 weeks, during which time storms and other dangers were met. Landed in New Orleans in September and later came to Jerseyville, IL. Married J. G. Arkebauer who died in 1895. Eleven children, two dying in infancy and Henry dying in 1895. Six daughters and two sons. Jacob of Kane, Edward of Delhi, Mrs. James Sowers and Mrs J. P. Foster of Tallula, IL., Mrs W. C. Stout and Mrs Emma Dyer of Ashland, IL., Mrs Clarence West who lives on old homestead at Fieldon, IL., and Mrs Max Axman of Chester, IL., 15 grandchildren. Charter member of Fieldon Lutheran Church.


AKARD, Lurton, died 21-08-1975, buried 23-08-1975. A memorial service was held at the Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood, MO., on Aug. 23 for Lurton Akard, formerly of Jerseyville. His death occurred on Aug. 21. His wife is the former Norma Barry. The Akards formerly operated a grocery store in the west part of Jerseyville. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, both of California.


AKARD, Mrs Jacob, died 00-01-1914. Jan. 1914. Mrs Jacob Akard of Huntington, Ind., who formerly lived in Jerseyville, and is a sister-in-law of B. W. Akard of our city, died Sunday at age of 63 years. Remains taken to Springfield, here funeral was held on Tuesday. Lurton Akard of Jerseyville went up there to pay the last tribute of love and esteem to the deceased.


AKARD, Margaret, born 15-06-1861, Jersey County, Illinois, died 22-12-1955, buried 27-12-1955, Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs Margaret Akard, one of the older residents of Jersey County, died Thursday night, December 22, in Alton, following an extended period of failing health. Funeral services for the non-agenarian were held at the Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon, December 27, with Reverend F. W. Schwarzlose officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs Akard was born in Jersey County, June 15, 1861, a daughter of the late Cam and Delia Peck Lurton. Her age at the time of death was ninety-four years, six months and seven days. Mrs Akard and her late husband, Benjamin Akard, were in the grocery business in Jerseyville for over fifty-two years and operated a neighborhood store in the western part of the city. The decedent was a charter member of the Jerseyville Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and in her younger years was an active member of the Steelman Camp, Royal Neighbors of America in Jerseyville. She is survived by one son, Lurton Akard of Kirkwood; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Cononi of Italy, two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.


AKERS, Vivian Pauline, born 00-00-1927, Greene County, Illinois, died 18-03-1989, buried 20-03-1989. Jerseyville – Vivian Pauline Akers, 62, died at 6:47 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 1989, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. born in Eldred, she was the daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Parker) Talley. On May 6, 1950, in Jerseyville, she married Keith Akers. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Wannetta McBride of Jerseyville; a son, Leonard Akers of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; two brothers, George Talley of Fieldon and Charles Talley of Jerseyville; and seven sisters, Eileen Moore of Granite City, Armeda Dunham of McClusky, Lola Mae Dunham and Beatrice Ebker, both of Jerseyville, Frances Crumley and Delores Stone, both of Alton, and Wilma Griffin of Washington. Preceding her in death were a son, Edward Akers; and a sister, Marvell Brooks. The body was cremated. There is a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Open Door Fellowship Church in Jerseyville with the Rev. Wilbur Cain officiating. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home of Jerseyville is handling arrangements.


AKERS, James A. Jr., born 20-08-1933, Jersey County, Illinois, died 19-09-1981, buried Hardin Cemetery. Services were held Monday afternoon at Jacoby Funeral Home for James A Akers jr., 48 of 408 E. Pearl St., Jerseyville with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial was in Hardin Cememtery. He died at 5:10 a.m. Sept. 19 at St John’s Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, MO. born in Jersey County Aug. 20, 1933, he was a son of the late James A. and Myrtle Goshorn Akers sr., and was an operating engineer out of Local 520. His survivors are his wife, Audrey Leah Peeler Akers whom he married Nov. 12, 1953 in Winchester; one son, James A. Akers, III, Fairmont City; three daughters, Dr. Linda Fischer of Springfield, Jayne Akers and Janet Story of Jerseyville; six brothers, Frank, Boston, Mass., Arthel, Keith and Delbert, Jerseyville, Nicholas, Shipman, Marvin, Bethalto; four grandchildren.


AKERS, Edward K., born 14-09-1956, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-07-1985, buried 05-07-1985. Edward K. Akers, 28, was pronounced dead July 1 at his residence in Jerseyville. He was born Sept 14, 1956, in Jerseyville to Keith Akers and Vivian Talley Akers. He was a college student. Survivors include his parents, who live in Jerseyville; brothers Leonard of Jerseyville; sister Wannetta McBride of Alton; a niece and nephew. A memorial service was July 5 in Church of the Nazarene in Jerseyville. A Memorial has been established to Missouri Epilepsy Foundation. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements. A coroner’s inquest is pending.


AKERS, Arthel, Sr., born 13-10-1923, Missouri, died 11-10-1981, buried Miller Cemetery. Services for Arthel Albert Akers sr., 57, 209 E. Prairie, Jerseyville, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home by the Rev. James Pepper with burial in Miller Cemetery near Pearl. He died at 1:15 p.m. Oct, 11 at Jersey Community Hospital after an extended illness. born Oct. 13, 1923 in St. Louis, he was a son of the late James Arnold and Myrtle Goshorn Akers. The World War II veteran was a tractor operator at Laclede Steel Co. for 31 years. He and his wife, the former Diana Medlock, observed their silver wedding anniversary Oct. 6. His survivors are his wife, Diana, of Jerseyville; three sons, Arthel jr. of Alton, Steven of Jerseyville and Michael, St. Louis; three daughters, Cynthia Wielgus, Granite City, Marsha Akers and Vickie Madison, Jerseyville; five grandchildren. Also surviving are five brothers, Frank Akers, Boston, Mass., Keith and Delbert, Jerseyville, Nicholas, Shipman and Marvin, Godfrey. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, six brothers and a sister. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home. The American Cancer Society has been named as a memorial.


ALBERT, Louis A., born Jersey County, Illinois, died 27-09-1928, buried St. Mary’s Cemetery. Jersey Co. Democrat – Sept. 27, 1928. Louis A. Albert, well-known resident of English township, died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis. One of the most respected and best known citizens of Jersey County. born here 57 years ago. With exception of about 20 years of his earlier life which he spent in Missouri, he had lived in this county. For seven years he served as superintendent of the County Farm and at the time of his death was Highway Commissioner of English Township. United in marriage in 1890 to Miss Mary Kanallakan and to this union five children born, three of whom with the mother, have preceded their father in death. Two daus., Mrs. Frank Kovarik of St Louis and Miss Marie Albert of Jerseyville, survive, three bros.; Frank Albert of Harrisburg, IL, John and George Albert of Lincoln Co., MO., and one sister Mrs. August Nagel, of Lincoln Co. Funeral from St. Mary’s, West Woods. Rev. Father John J. Klaes. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


ALBERT, Fred (Fritz) William, born 05-12-1880, Jersey County, Illinois, died 12-07-1973, buried Piasa Cemetery. Final services for Fred William (Fritz) Albert, 92, of Route 2, Jerseyville were held Saturday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard Todd officiating. He died at the VIP Manor Wood River, on July 12. Burial was in Piasa Cemetery. A retired farmer, he was born December 5, 1880 in English Township, Jersey County, the son of Nicholas and Theresa Lenz Albert. His survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Emily) McKinney of Jerseyville, Mrs. Mabel Miller of East Alton and Mrs. Tony (Rosemary) McCartney of Wood River; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and one great grandchild; two brothers, Ira Albert of Brighton and August of Athens; and a sister, Mrs. Eva Barnes of Nilwood. His parents wife and four brothers preceded him in death.


ALBERT, Catherine, born 20-02-1899, Jersey County, Illinois, died 05-10-1977, buried 07-10-1977, Fieldon Cemetery. Services for Mrs Catherine (Katie) Albert, 78, will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7 from Gubser’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Broeder, pastor of the United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Fieldon Cemetery. Her death occurred at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 5 at Greenwood Manor. She was born in Fieldon Feb. 20, 1899, a daughter of Frederick (Fritz) and Magdelina Aubagast Groppel. Her husband, Nicholas Albert, died in 1938. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Clifton (Lula) Cunningham and Mrs. Sohpia Handler of Jerseyville, nieces and nephews. No visitation.


ALBERT, Frank M., died 29-06-1921, buried 01-07-1921, St. Francis Cemetery. Frank M. Albert, aged 49 years, 5 months and 2 days, died at his home, 709 Stryker Ave., at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 1921. Funeral services will be held from the Church of the Holy Ghost, Friday July 1st, at 10:00 a.m. High Mass will be celebrated, Rev. John Gramke celebrant. Interment in St Francis Cemetery.


ALBERT, Ira E., died 16-01-1977, buried 19-01-1977, Shipman Cemetery. Final rites for Ira E. Albert, 87, of Brighton were held on Jan. 19 at Warner-Targhetta Funeral Home in Brighton with the Rev. Marvin Fulks officiating. Burial was in Shipman Cemetery. He died at 10 p.m. on Jan. 16 at his home. A native of Jersey County, he married the former Mabe Eberle, Dec. 20, 1911 and had farmed in the Piasa and Fidelity areas before moving to Brighton in 1953. His survivors are his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Cathern Matthews of Plainview; three sons, Clemence of Shipman, Donald and Lawrence, both of Brighton; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Eva Barnes of Carlinville and a brother, August Albert of Tallula.


ALBERT, Anna Crocker, died 03-12-1922, buried Piasa Cemetery. Mrs Fred W. Albert dies of Scarlet Fever. Contracted Disease from little daughter. Mrs Anna Crocker Albert, wife of Fred W. Albert of Fidelity, died at her home Sunday, Dec. 3rd, at 9:15 a.m. at the age of 26 years, 8 months and 24 days. Her death was due to scarlet fever which she contracted while caring for her little daughter, Emily, who was ill of the disease. Mrs Albert had been ill only a few days, but the disease was of such character that medical aid was of no avail. Mrs Albert is survived by her husband and three daughters, Emily, aged 5, Mabel aged 2, and Rosemary who is six months old. The deceased was a daughter of Carl E. Crocker of Piasa. Private funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at the Piasa Cemetery, the Rev. J. C. burns, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Shipman officiating. Mr and Mrs Tony Albert and Mrs Frank Albert went to Piasa to attend the funeral of their sister-in-law, Mrs Albert.


ALBRECHT, Joseph Alois, born 22-08-1834, Bavaria, Germany, died 09-10-1919, buried IOOF Cemetery. Jerseyville Republican – Oct. 9, 1919. Joseph Alois Albrecht 85 years died at home in Grafton. born August 22, 1834 in Baveria, Germany. When a young man, he married Elizabeth Wilman. When about 30 years old, he and wife came to America. Lived for a while in New York then went to Memphis, TN., later to Rock Island and Macoupin Co., and finally settled in Grafton. Three children; wife and one son preceded him. He retired from business life about 16 years ago. Leaves a dau. Mrs. W. G. Callahan of Jerseyville, one son, Michael Albrecht of Grafton two grandchildren, Margaret and George Callahan, Jr. of Jerseyville. Funeral from St. Patrick’s Church, Rev. J. Davis. Burial in IOOF Cemetery.


ALDACO, Beulah L., born 04-04-1913, Jersey County, Illinois, died 11-04-1974, buried 13-04-1974, Rosedale Cemetery. Final services for Mrs Beulah L. Aldaco, 61 of 105 Lincoln, Jersey ville, were conducted Saturday afternoon, April 13, from Gubser Funeral Home. The Rev. R. E. George of the Jerseyville Methodist Church officiated. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery. Her death occurred at 12:40 a.m. on April 11 at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born April 4, 1913 in Rosedale a daughter of Mrs. Anna Dabbs of Jerseyville and the late Andrew J. Bub” Dabbs. Mrs Aldaco was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary. In addition to her mother she is survived by a son, Virgil A. Fryman of Godfrey; a brother Arthur Dabbs of Jerseyville; two sisters, Mrs Christ (Dorothy) Beiermann of Jerseyville and Mrs Lucille McCaherty of Atwater; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son. Visitation was held at Gubser Funeral Home. The First United Methodist Church has been designated as a memorial.


ALDACO, Bonnie (Bill) N., born 05-07-1917, New Mexico, died 10-06-1976, buried, 14-06-1976, Oak Grove Cemetery. Final services were conducted June 14 for Bonnie N. (Bill) Aldaco, 58, of 105 Lincoln St., Jerseyville at the Gubser Funeral Home, Rev. Terry Shea officiating. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery. Aldaco was born in Loving, N. Mex., July 5, 1917, the son of Guillermo and Migela Nieto Aldaco. He died at 4:20 p.m. June 10 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Alton. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the Knights of Columbus of Wood River. He was employed as a tractor driver for Olin Mfg. in Alton. There are no survivors. The heart fund has been designated as a memorial.


ALDRIDGE, Edward, born 03-05-1862, died 02-12-1942, buried 06-12-1942, Otterville Cemetery. Jersey Co. Democrat – Dec. 4, 1942. Edward Aldridge, 80 year old resident of Otterville, died Wednesday morning, Dec 2 at the home of his daughter Mrs Jesse Newberry, at Plainview where he and his wife were spending the winter. He was the son of the late William and Susan Brumley Aldridge and was born May 3, 1862. Surviving him are his wido, Mrs Emma Aldridge of Otterville, one daughter, Mrs Jesse Newberry of Plainview, two grandhildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, Dec 6 at 2 pm at the Otterville Baptist Church. Rev Raymond Liles will officiate and interment will be in the Otterville Cemetery.


ALEXANDER, Mary Margaret, born Jersey County, Illinois, died 28-07-1984, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. July 28, 1984 – Mary Margaret Alexander, 55, of Wood River, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville after a lengthy illness. She was born in Jerseyville, daughter of the late George and Bertha (Rich) Martin. She married Lee Eugene “Rooster” Alexander on Dec. 4, 1949 in Jerseyville, and he preceded her in death April 30, 1970. Surviving, are two daughters, Connie Sue Madison of Alton and Patricia Alexander of Wood River; three grandchildren; on sister, Helen Bone Waters of Jerseyville; and two brothers, Charles Martin of Jerseyville and Laverne Rich of East Alton. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. The American Cancer Society has been designated as a memorial.


ALEXANDER, Ronald, born 05-03-1956, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-10-1981, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Services for Ronald Alexander, 25, of R #1, Dow will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev William Turner officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. He died at 10:15 p.m. Oct. 3 at Alton Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. born March 5, 1956 in Jerseyville he was the son of George Alexander and the late Bernice Price Alexander who died in May 1980. He is survived by his father, three brothers, Gary and Larry Joe Price of Dow and Floyd of Jerseyville; a sister, Carolyn, of Dow and his grandmother, Dora Dawdy of Dow. Visitation will be held Monday and Tuesday evenings at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, beginning after 4 p.m. Monday. Jerry Lewis’s Kids Muscular Dystrophy has been named as a memorial.


ALEXANDER, Clifford H. (Basket), born 00-00-1909, Jersey County, Illinois, died 07-03-1989, buried 09-03-1989, Oak Grove Cemetery. Clifford H. “Basket” Alexander, 80 died at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 1989, at Jerseyville Care Center. Alexander was a WW II Army veteran. He was a construction driver with teamsters local 525 for 20 years, retiring in 1971, and owned White Way Cafe in Jerseyville from 1940 – 50. born in Fidelity, he was the son of the late Sanford and Verna Reno Alexander. On June 11, 1927, in Jerseyville, he married the former Thelma Woolsey. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Dr. Charles Alexander of Jerseyville; two daughters, Patsy Moore and Ruth Ann Cory, both of Jerseyville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation is 4 – 9 p.m. today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services are 1 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Larry Hayes officiating. Rites will be conducted at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville by Jerseyville American Legion and VFW Post 492. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.


ALEXANDER, Wilford L., born 01-09-1873, Davis County, Missouri, died 19-12-1953, buried 21-12-1953, Oak Grove Cemetery.


ALEXANDER, Lee Eugene, born 06-07-1911, Illinois, died 07-05-1970, buried Oak Grove Cemetery.


ALEXANDER, Rebecca, born 07-06-1840, Jersey County, Illinois, died 02-05-1918, buried Oak Grove Cemetery.


ALEXANDER, Jesse Milton, died 00-00-1879.


ALEXANDER, Bernice E., born 08-01-1927, Jersey County, Illinois, died -9-05-1980, buried Oak Grove Cemetery.


ALEXANDER, Richard David, born 08-08-1877, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 04-05-1951, buried 07-05-1951, Upper Alton Cemetery.


ALFELD, Jack A., born 00-00-1922, Greene County, Illinois, died 06-03-1976, buried 09-03-1976, Carrollton City


ALFORD, Harvey, died 00-05-1880.


ALFORD, Margaret, born 00-00-1820, died 18-01-1892.


ALJETS, Edith, born 26-08-1894, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-11-1967, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Edith Aljets of Alton, a native of Jersey County, was pronounced dead on arrival Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital in that city. Mrs. Aljets had been a patient at St. Anthony’s Hospital for ten days and was released five days prior to her death Sunday. Mrs. Aljets was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William F. Loellke and was born in Jersey County August 26, 1894. She had been a resident of Alton for fifty years. Her marriage to Henry Aljets took place in April 1915. He is presently a patient at St. Anthony’s. Surviving her in addition to her husband are four brothers and three sisters, Albert, Carl, Frank and James Loellke, Mrs. Bertha Bridges and Mrs. Nellie Dickenson of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Emma Davis of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Gent Funeral Home in Alton with Rev. Leland Lochhaas, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.


ALLEMANG, Milford, died 29-09-1911. Millford Allemang died at home in Grafton Sept 29, 1911. 54 years old. Funeral from home. Leaves wife who is sister of Am. Slaten and two sons, Anthony and Raymond.


ALLEN, Stella Mae, died 00-09-1973, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Stella Mae Allen, 79, of 901 Giddings, Jerseyville, died at 4:25 a.m. today at Alton Memorial Hospital. Surviving are eight sons, Wesley, Hubert, Floyd, Lloyd and Lester, all of Jerseyville, Charles of Mesquite, Tex, Delbert and John both of Dow; three daughters, Mrs. Joe (Madeita) Baughmann of Jerseyville, Mrs. Virgin (Mary) Boomer of Kalamath Falls, Ore., and Mrs. Cletus (Helen) Meuth of Kane; 35 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a brother, Frank King of Jerseyville and a sister, Mrs. Ella Cummings of Alton. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where the Rev. Paul Lynn of Pleasant Hill will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.


ALLEN, Gladys C., born 06-11-1898, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 23-01-1986, buried 25-01-1986, Oak Grove Cemetery. Gladys C. Allen, 87, of Jerseyville, died Jan. 23 at Jerseyville Care Center in Jerseyville. She was born Nov. 6, 1898, in Macoupin County to the late Frank Hopper and Margaret Hopper. She married Lawrence Allen on July 23, 1916, in Macoupin County. She was a fancy stitcher for the International Shoe Co. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jerseyville and Royal Neighbors. Survivors include son Vorhis “Gabby” Allen of Jerseyville; daughters Gladys Geraldine Burmester of Godfrey and Vera Almata Soffray of Jerseyville; brother Scott Hopper of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, a daughter, her parents, four brothers and a sister. Visitation was Jan 25 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral was Jan 26 at the funeral home with the Rev. V. Clay Noah officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. A memorial has been established to First Baptist Church.


ALLEN, Dorothy Loretta, born 28-12-1918, Jersey County, Illinois, died 06-08-1982, buried St. Francis Xavier. Dorothy Loretta Allen, 63 of Jerseyville d. Aug 6 in St Louis, Funeral from Holy Ghost Church, Father Wm. Hembrow, buried St. Francis Cemetery, born in Jersey Co., Dec 28, 1918, dau of late George Fred and Mary Levene Pegue. Her husband, Virgil L. Allen, whom she married in June 1940, died April 8, 1968. Leaves son, Timothy Allen of Jerseyville and Kimberly Allen of St. Louis, one sister, Nellie Carroll, of Jerseyville. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.


ALLEN, Joshua, born 09-10-1806, New York, died 11-08-1885, buried 12-08-1885. Jersey Co. Democrat – August 13, 1885, Joshua Allen died at his residence in this city (Jerseyville) Sunday morning, August 11, 1885, aged 78 years after a lingering illness of many years. He was born in Sackett Harbor, NY, Oct. 9, 1806, where he spent his youth. At the age of 25 he emigrated to this county where he has ever since resided. Shortly after his moving here he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Cope, who bid adieu to the cares of this world a decade in advance of her husband. He was highly respected and esteemed by his numerous acquaintances who ever regarded him as an honest, upright companion. He was ever remained steadfast to principle, and was a life-long democrat. His funeral took place Monday afternoon from his residence, Rev. Moscrip officiating.


ALLEN, Herman Wesley, born 05-12-1922, Jersey County, Illinois, died 18-06-1972, buried 21-06-1972, Oak Grove Cemetery. Final rites for Herman Wesley Allen, 52, of 1003 W. Mulberry, Jerseyville were held June 21 at noon at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville with the Rev. Harry Frazer officiating. His death occurred June 18 at 11:30 p.m. at the Jersey Community Hospital. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Meredosia. Allen was a tank foreman at Owens-Illinois Glass Co., and was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church. born Dec. 5, 1922, he was the son of Virgil and Lillie Phillips Allen of Chambersburg. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary K. Scott Allen; a son, Virgil of Brush, Co., one daughter, Mrs Diana Everlin of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; two brothers, LLoyd Allen of Jackson, Mo. and Donald Allen of Meredosia, two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Elsie) Todd of Meredosia and Mrs. James (Marilyn) Bishop of Beardstown; and his mother, Mrs Lillie Logan. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home. Military rites were conducted at the graveside by the Meredosia American Legion.


ALLEN, Eugene, born 00-02-1910, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-11-1972, St. Francis Xavier. Father R. T. Shea, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, was celebrant of the Mass of the Resurrection for Mr. Allen, a lifelong member of the Church at nine-thirty o’clock Monday morning. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where the Rosary was recited at eight-thirty o’clock Sunday evening. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. Mr. Allen, a son of the late Hugh and Helena Krause Allen, was born in Jersey County, and his age at the time of death was sixty-two years, nine months, and fourteen days. His survivors are his wife, Irma Stith Allen, a former teacher at the Jersey Community High School and now a counselor at the Alton Senior High School; one son, Paul Eugene Allen, a student at the University of Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri; a daughter, Rita, a student at the Jersey Community High School; two brothers, Hubert J. Allen and Robert J. Allen of Jerseyville; and one sister, Mrs. John (Mary) Clarke of Florissant, Missouri. He was a member of the Jerseyville Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Worthey Post American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He had been in the employ of the Conservation Department of the State of Illinois since 1941, with the exception of a period of military service.


ALLEN, William J., born 29-08-1889, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-08-1967, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. William J. Allen of Second and High Street, Jerseyville, died at seven forty-five o’clock Sunday morning of injuries incurred the previous Sunday when his car struck a tree on North State Street, this city. His death occurred at Memorial Hospital in Alton. Funeral services were held at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Gubser Funeral Home with Reverend M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr Allen was born in Jersey County, August 29, 1889, and would have been seventy-eight years old the latter part of this month. His parents were the late John and Mary F. Bright Allen; Surviving him are two sons, William, Jr., and Robert Allen of Jerseyville; one daughter, Mrs John Scoggins of Jerseyville; one step-son, Alvin E. Krause of St. Louis; two step-daughters, Mrs Herman Schwartzel of St. Louis and Mrs. Earskine Powers of Waterloo; five sisters, Mrs Edith Cone, Mrs David Wallace, Miss Mary Allen, and Mrs Viola Hanlin of Jerseyville and Mrs. Louis Miller of California; and two brothers, Jesse and Lawrence of Jerseyville; ten grandchildren, and twenty-three great grandchildren.


ALLEN, Birdie Cecilia, born 12-02-1899, Jersey County, Illinois, died 23-01-1975, buried Scenic Hill Cemetery. Funeral Mass for Mrs Birdie Cecilia Allen, 75, of R.R. 1, Grafton was celebrated Saturday morning, Jan 25, at St Patricks Church in Grafton with the Reverend Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. She died at 5 a.m. at Jersey Community Hospital. Interment was in Scenic Hill Cemetery. born Feb 12, 1899 in Grafton, she was the daughter of Frank and Lucy Austin LaMarsh. Her husband was the late Lawrence Allen. She is survived by one son, Warren E. Allen of R.R. 1, Grafton; seven grandchildren; two brothers, George LaMarsh of Deer Plain and Tony LaMarsh of Alton; and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Erwin of Grafton and Mrs. Hattie Schleeper of Wood River. Her parents, five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. The prayer service was held Friday evening at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Grafton. The family designated the Heart Fund as a memorial.


ALLEN, Ethel, born 29-05-1910, Jersey County, Illinois, died 23-09-1980, buried St. Francis Cemetery.Funeral mass for Mrs. Ethel “duck” Allen, 70, of 607 S. Lafayette St., Jerseyville was celebrated Friday morning at St. Francis Xavier church with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. She died unexpectedly at 6:24 p.m. Sept 23 at the Cox Medical Center, Springfield, MO. Mrs Allen became ill enroute Sunday while on vacation with her son-in-law and daughter Bob and Jody Murray. She was born may 29, 1910 in Jersey county, a daughter of the late Richard and Malinda Decker Powers. Her husband, James R. Allen, died Nov. 12, 1971. Her survivors are a son, J. Richard Allen, R.4, Jerseyville; her daughter, Jody Murray; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild; one sister, Alice Page of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; two brothers, Sam Powers of Plainview and William Powers of Peoria. Her parents, husband and a sister preceded her in death. The rosary was recited Thursday evening at Gubser funeral home, burial was in St. Francis cemetery.


ALLEN, Edward T. born 26-09-1901, Jersey County, Illinois, died 14-06-1980, buried St. Francis Cemetery. A funeral mass for Edward T. Allen, 79, of R. 4, Jerseyville will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier church with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. Burial will be in St. Francis cemetery. He died at 3:15 p.m. June 14 at Christian hospital northeast, St. Louis after a lengthy illness. The retired farmer was born sept 26, 1901 in Jersey county. He was a 50 year member of the third degree Knights of Columbus. He is survived by one brother, Leo (Poker) Allen of Jerseyville. He was the son of Richard and Julia Duggan Allen. His wife, the former Louise McGuire, died feb 2, 1971. His parents and a brother also preceded him in death. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Jacoby funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorial of one’s choice.


ALLEN, Louise, born 25-08-1898, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-02-1971, buried St. Francis Cemetery. Requiem mass for Mrs. Louise Allen, 72, wife of Edward Allen of Route 4, Jerseyville, will be said this morning (Thursday) at 9:30 o’clock at St. Francis Xavier church with Rev. Father Francis Lee celebrant. Her death occurred at her residence Monday afternoon. She had been in ill health for some time. Interment will be in St. Francis cemetery. A lifelong resident of Jersey county she was born August 25, 1898 in Jerseyville the daughter of John J. and Nellie McMahon McGuire. Mrs. Allen was a member of the altar society of St. Francis. Her husband and one sister, Ann McGuire of this city, survive. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby brothers funeral home after 3:00 o’clock Wednesday afternoon where the rosary was recited at 8:00.


ALLEN, Francis H., born 31-08-1898, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-09-1970, buried St. Francis Cemetery. Requiem mass was celebrated nine-thirty o’clock Monday morning at St. Francis Xavier church for Francis H. Allen retired farmer, whose death occurred early Friday morning. Father Francis Lee was celebrant of the mass and burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Mr. Allen, a resident of 202 Pleasant Street, this city, was born in Jerseyville, August 31, 1898, and his age at the time of death was seventy-two years and seventeen days. He was a son of the late Hugh and Nellie Krause Allen, early residents of Jersey county. His survivors are his wife Mrs. Mary Dolan Allen, a teacher at the Holy Ghost parochial school; three brothers, Eugene, Hubert, and Robert Allen of Jerseyville, and one sister, Mrs John (Mary) Clark of Florissant, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby brothers funeral home where the rosary was recited at eight o’clock Sunday night.


ALLEN, Goldie, born 03-02-1891, Greene County, Illinois, died 15-04-1974, buried Kane Cemetery. Final services for Goldie Allen, 83, of Kane will be conducted this afternoon, April 18, at 3:00 o’clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. Jack Brown of Waverly officiating. Her death occurred on April 15 at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton. Interment was in Kane cemetery. She was born Feb. 3, 1891 in Greene County, a daughter of Dudley Franklin and Minnie L. Woolsey Allen. Her survivors are four cousins, Norman J. Woolsey and Everett Woolsey of Oklahoma City, Ervill Woolsey of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Nola Johnson of Wood River. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral Home.


ALLEN, Margaret, died 00-02-1914, buried St. Francis Cemetery. Feb. 1914 – Miss Margaret Allen 47 years old died at her home in Jerseyville after being sick with pneumonia for two weeks. Funeral at St Francis Church, Rev. J.J. Driscoll, burial in Catholic cemetery. Leaves three brothers, Hugh, Tom, and Rich, two sisters, Mrs. John Quinn and _____ ______.


ALLEN, Helena, born 24-02-1877, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-02-1954, buried 04-02-1954, St. Francis Cemetery. Mrs Helena Allen who resided northwest of Jerseyville died at one fifty-five o’clock Monday morning, February 1, at St. Joseph Hospital in Alton where she had been a patient for four days. Mrs Allen had suffered from a heart malady for several years and had been hospitalized on several occasions. The deceased was a daughter of the late John and Frances Bertman Krause, and was born in Jersey County, February 24, 1877. Her age at the time of death was seventy-six years, eleven months and seventeen days. Mrs Allen is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Clark of Florissant, MO; six sons, Francis, Thomas W., Eugene, Robert J., and Hubert J. Allen of Jerseyville and Mark A. Allen of Los Angeles, CA., six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Her husband, Hugh Allen, died thirty-three years ago and she was also preceded in death by one daughter and two sons. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services were held at St Francis Xavier Church Thursday, February 4, at nine-thirty o’clock. Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated by Father John J. Clancy, pastor of the Church, and interment was in St Francis Xavier Cemetery.


ALLEN, Virgil D., born Illinois, died 17-06-1987, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Jerseyville – Virgil D. Allen, 37, was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1987, at the scene of a truck accident on Illinois Route 267. Allen served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict, and was employed as an adjuster at Olin Corp. in East Alton. He was born in Beardstown, the son of Mary (Scott) Allen of Jerseyville and the late Herman Allen. On Jan 16, 1971, in Jerseyville, he married the former Patricia Taake, who survives. In addition to his wife and mother, surviving are a daughter, Mindy at home; two sons, Brian and Shane, both at home; a sister, Diana McEvers of Jerseyville; and his maternal grandmother, Anna Scott of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Services will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Revs. William Hembrow and Clyde Shaw officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Military rites will be conducted by Jerseyville American Legion Post 492. Memorials may be given to a charity of one’s choice.


ALLEN, Mary D., born 13-07-1897, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-12-1984, buried St. Francis Cemetery. A funeral Mass was held for Mary D. (Mayme) Allen, 87, of 205 E. Pearl St., Jerseyville on Thursday, Dec 6 at St Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Patrick Morrow as concelebrant. Burial was at St Francis Cemetery. Mrs Allen was born July 13, 1897 in Jerseyville, the daughter of the late James and Bridget Kiely Dolan. She died at 8:40 a.m. Dec 3 at the Friendship Nursing Home in Carlinville. Mrs Allen was a teacher in the Jersey County Catholic Schools for over 50 years. She married Francis Allen on Sept 15, 1945 and he died Sept 18, 1970. She is survived by a nephew, James A. Dolan, Jerseyville; two nieces, Margaret Ann Beane and Mary Neal Griffith, both of Carlinville; six great-nephews and two great-nieces. Jacoby Brothers Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. The Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12.


ALLEN, Thomas A., born 25-08-1909, Jersey County, Illinois, died 02-05-1986, buried 05-05-1986, St. Francis Cemetery. Thomas A. “Ken” Allen, 76, of Jerseyville, died May 2 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 25, 1909, in Jersey County. He was a veteran of World War II and a farmer. He was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau and St Francis Xavier Church. He was a 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus. Survivors include sisters Helen Allen of Jerseyville and Pauline Garrison of Houston, Texas, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. The funeral Mass was May 5 at St. Francis Xavier Church with the Rev. Patrick Morrow officiating. Burial was in St Francis Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the St Francis redecoration fund. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


ALLEN, Rebecca Francis, born Jersey County, Illinois, died 05-10-1989, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Brighton – former East Alton resident Rebecca Francis Allen, 82, died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct 5, 1989 at Blu-fountain manor in Godfrey. She was born in Jerseyville, daughter of the late Louis H. and Sarah E (Hutchinson) Stoeckel. On July 2, 1923, in East Alton, she married Harry Clay Allen. He died Dec 10, 1979. Surviving is a son, Roger Allen of Alton; 13 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three daughters, Jean Julian, Alameta Lefler and Lois Rawlings; and a great-grandson. Visitation is 4 – 7 pm today at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer society.


ALLEN, Helen C., born Jersey County, Illinois, died 27-02-1988, buried 03-03-1988, St. Francis Cemetery. Jerseyville – Helen C. Allen, 76, died at 11:45 am Saturday, Feb 27, 1988, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Alton. She had been a legal secretary in the Alton area until retirement. born in Jerseyville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nellie (Quinn) Allen. Surviving is a sister, Pauline Garrison of Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hugh, Rich and Thomas Allen; and two sisters, Mary Marlin and Margaret Allen. Visitation will be 4-9 pm Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where a wake service will be at 7 pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 9:30 am Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville with the Rev. Henry Schmidt as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Francis School or the church where she had been a member.


ALLEN, Henry Raymond, born 27-08-1908, Greene County, Illinois, died 07-05-1984, buried Jalappa Cemetery. Henry Raymond Allen, 75, R 4, Jerseyville died at 7:22 am May 7 at Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. He was born Aug 27, 1908 in Greene County, son of the late Jefferson and Rose Frech Allen. The retired police officer had served for 16 years in East Alton, four years in Carrollton and four years in Eldred, until his retirement. He is survived by two brothers, Harold Allen of Kane and Harley Allen of Jacksonville, nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at Gubser Funeral Home at 2 pm Wednesday by the Rev. Peter Ely. Burial will be in Jalappa Cemetery. The Jalappa Cemetery fund has been named as the memorial.


ALLEN, James Richard, born 22-09-1905, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-11-1971, buried St. Francis Cemetery. James Richard Allen of R 4, Jerseyville, farmer and public official, died at five o’clock Friday afternoon at his home north of Jerseyville. His health had been impaired for quite some time and he had been hospitalized on several occasions. The Mass of the Resurrection for Mr Allen was celebrated at ten o’clock Monday morning, November 15, at St Francis Xavier Church. Reverend Father Francis D. Lee officiated and burial was in St Francis Cemetery. Visitation hours were held at the Gubser Funeral Home Sunday afternoon and evening and the Rosary was recited there at eight o’clock in the evening. Mr Allen, a son of the late Richard and Julia Duggan Allen,was born in Jerseyville, September 22, 1905, and had spent his entire life in this community. In addition to his farming interests, Mr. Allen had served on the Jersey County Board of Supervisors since April 1957, and had been its chairman for several terms. Mr Allen became Assessor in Jersey Township in January 1946, succeeding the late Edward Bray, and continued in this capacity until 1957 when he was named Supervisor in Jersey. At the time of his death he was also serving as chairman of the Jersey County Housing Authority. He was long active in the work of the Jerseyville Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and on the local level he had served as Exalted Ruler and Trustee. He had also been District Deputy of the Elks and on the local level he had served as Exalted Ruler and Trustee. He had also been District Deputy of the Elks and Vice-president of the Southwest District of the Elks. Allen was a longtime member of the Jerseyville Council, Knights of Columbus, a . . . . . .


ALLEN, Stella May, born 04-05-1894, Jersey County, Illinois, died 27-09-1973, buried, Oak Grove Cemetery. Funeral services were held at Gubser Funeral Home at two o’clock Saturday afternoon for Mrs Stella May Allen, 901 Giddings Avenue, Jerseyville. Rev Paul Lynn of Pleasant Hill officiated and Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Visitation was held at the Gubser Funeral Home. The death of Mrs Allen occurred at four twenty-five o’clock Thursday morning at the Memorial Hospital in Alton. She was born in Jersey County, May 4, 1894, a daughter of the late Frank and Eliza Williams King, Sr. Her survivors include eight sons, Wesley, Hubert, Floyd, Lloyd, and Lester of Jerseyville; Charles of Mesquite, TX; and Delbert and John of Dow; three daughters, Mrs Harold (Madeita) Bauman of Jerseyville, Mrs Virgil (Mary) Boomer of Klamath, Oregon, and Mrs Cletus (Helen) Meuth of Kane; a brother, Frank King of Jerseyville; a sister, Mrs Ella Cummings of Alton; 35 grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren.


ALLEN, Paul Eugene, born 24-05-1954, Madison County, Illinois, died 27-05-1983, buried St. Francis Cemetery. Paul Eugene Allen, 29, 204 Andrew Ave., Jerseyville died at 1:16 pm May 27 in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital after falling 20′ off a forklift at Gorman Bros. Readymix, inc., where he was employed. He was born May 24, 1954 in Alton, son of Irma Stith Allen and the late Eugene Allen. He was a member of St Francis Xavier Church, Knights of Columbus, Jerseyville Moose Lodge and Teamsters Local 525. He is survived by his wife, the former Marsha Ford whom he married May 1, 1982; his mother; and a sister Rita Allen of Dixon. Funeral Mass was celebrated May 30 at St Francis Xavier Church with Father Patrick Morrow celebrant. Burial was in St Francis Cemetery. The family has designated the St Francis Xavier Church Fund or Easter Seals as memorials. A coroner’s inquest is pending, Jacoby arrangements.


ALLEN, Jesse F., born 04-01-1892, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-01-1973, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Jesse F. Allen of 901 Giddings Ave, Jerseyville, died at one o’clock Saturday morning at Garnet Nursing Home on West Pearl Street where he had been a patient for some time. Funeral services for Mr Allen were held at two o’clock Monday afternoon at the Gubser Funeral Home with Rev Harry Frazer officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr Allen, son of the late John and Mary T. Bright Allen, was born in Jersey County and was eighty-one years old on the fourth of this month. He was a retired concrete finisher. His survivors are his wife Mrs Stella King Allen; eight sons, Wesley, Hubert, Floyd, Lloyd and Lester of Jerseyville; Charles of Mesquite, TX, and Delbert and John of Dow; three daughters, Mrs Joe (Madeita) Baumann of Jerseyville, Mrs Virgil (Mary) Boomer of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Mrs Cletus (Helen) Meuth of Kane; one brother, Lawrence Allen of Jerseyville, and four sisters, Mrs Viola Hanlin, Miss Mary Allen, and Mrs Susan Wallace of Jerseyville, and Mrs Alice Miller of California; thirty-one grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren.


ALLEN, Delbert, born 00-00-1929, Greene County, Illinois, died 20-03-1984, buried Kane Cemetery. Democrat News – March 27, 1984. Delbert “Bud” Allen, 55, of Kane died at home March 20, 1984. Owner of Kane Manufacturing Co., born in Greene County. Son of Harold Allen of Kane and late Freda McAdams Allen. Married Georgia Elmore on May 1, 1948, she died on November 2, 1983. Leaves three daughters, Gloria, Catherine and Mary, all of Kane, one son, John of Kane a stepson, Mike Warren of Troy, one grandchild, three sisters; Helen Hamilton of Louisville, KY., Catherine Mathis and Eloise Andrews of Hardin, IL. Burial in Kane Cemetery.


ALLEN, Ruth V., born 00-00-1927, Greene County, Illinois, died 00-11-1985, buried Kane Cemetery. Kane – Ruth V. Allen, 58, died at 10:50 am Sunday at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born in Fieldon, a daughter of the late Roy L. and Edna (Murray) Devening. On Jan 21, 1948, in Kane, she married James E. Allen, who survives. Also surviving, are one daughter, Sherry Wise of Robinson; one grandson; and two sisters, Lila Cummings of Kane and Mary Jean Aderton of Hardin. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm today at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where Eastern Star services will be held at 7 pm. Services will be at the funeral home at 2 pm Wednesday with the Rev Peter Ely officiating. Burial will be in Kane Cemetery.


ALLEN, Marion, born 00-00-1894, Jersey County, Illinois, died 00-01-1917. Marion Allen, age 23, son of Jas Allen, who resides six miles north of Grafton, was killed Saturday morning in an accident at the Ryrie Wholeside Grocery company store in Alton where he was employed. A new elevator had recently been installed in the building and he underestimated its speed. Mr Allen was on the elevator floor which was ascending. He saw a truck moving toward the pit and leaned over the rail to push it back to prevent it falling into the basement. Men standing near yelled a warning but too late as the young man was caught between the floor of the elevator and the floor of the second story of the building. His chest was crushed in before the machinery was stopped and he died soon afterwards. Mr Allen was well known in Jersey County, especially in the vicinity of Elsah and Otterville where he resided before his marriage to a young lady in Elsah. He taught the class of young men known as the “Hustlers” in the Otterville church after the departure of George Noble, who came to Jerseyville two years ago. The young man had worked in Alton two years. He leaves a wife and two children, one four years old and the other one. The body was shipped to Elsah and funeral services were held there Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev Mr. Fahnestock of the M. E. Church.


ALLEN, Lottie B., born 06-06-1869, Greene County, Illinois, died 00-11-1926, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Nov. 1926 – Mrs Lottie B. Allen died at home of sister, Mrs Nettie Carrico in Alton. Daughter of Daniel S. and Elizabeth Seago Keeley, born in Greene Co., June 6, 1869, Wednesday, February 27, 1895 to Dudley Allen who died March 24, 1900, leaves one brother Charles T. Keeley, 2 sisters, Mrs Thomas Mourning of Jersey Co., Mrs Nettie Carrico, half sister, Mrs Charles King of Alton, 2 half brothers, Ed and Harvey Mourning of Alton, step fathr, Richard Mourning. Services at Bethany Baptist Church, Rev. A. B. Carson, Rev. Gaither, Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.


ALLEN, Leo Lawrence, born 02-03-1896, Jersey County, Illinois, died 16-06-1975, buried 19-06-1975, Oak Grove Cemetery. Leo Lawrence Allen, 79, of 502 Maple Ave., Jerseyville, a retired painter, died at 5:20 pm on June 16 at Jersey Community Hospital. Final services will be conducted at 1:30 this afternoon, June 19, from Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. He was born March 2, 1896 in Jersey County, a son of John W. and Mary T. Bright Allen. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Gladys Hopper Allen; one son, Vorhis L. Allen of Jerseyville; two daughters, Mrs Geraldine Burmester of Alton and Mrs Andrew (Almeta) Soffray of Jerseyville; seven grand-children; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs Viola Hanlin, Mrs Mary Allen and Mrs Susan Wallace of Jerseyville and Mrs Alice Miller of California.


ALLEN, Elmer E., born 21-07-1904, Macoupin County, Illinois, died 15-12-1979, buried Upper Alton Cemetery. Private services for family members only will be conducted Tuesday morning at Marks Mortuary in Wood River for Elmer E. Allen, 75, of Jerseyville, formerly of East Alton. He died at 2:30 am Dec 15 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born in Macoupin County July 21, 1904, and married Fay Stinnett in 1922 in Greene County. Allen was a retired machinist for Olin Corp. His survivors are his wife; two sons, Dale of Alton and Ronald of Godfrey, two grandchildren and a brother, John Allen of Jerseyville. Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery, Friends may call at Marks Mortuary after 4 p.m. Monday.


ALLEN, Nellie Wade, born 09-03-1895, Jersey County, Illinois, died 06-11-1982, buried Glendale Memorial. Funeral services for Nellie Wade Allen, 87, of Pekin were held Nov. 9 in Pekin with the Reverend Norman Dalton of the United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in the Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Mrs Allen was born March 9, 1895 in Jerseyville, the daughter of William and Dorcas Wade. She died Nov. 6, in a convalescent home in Pekin. Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters and two brothers.


ALLEN, Lawrence, born 28-03-1898, Jersey County, Illinois, died 07-08-1964, buried 16-08-1964, Scenic Hill Cemetery. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home at ten o’clock Monday morning for Lawrence Allen, farmer of the Grafton area, whose death occurred Friday, August 7. Father Paul P. Heinen officiated at the services and burial was in the Scenic Hill Cemetery, Grafton. Mr Allen, a lifelong resident of Jersey County, was born March 28, 1898, a son of the late Otto and Maria Cresswell Allen. His age at the time of death was sixty-six years, four months, and nine days. He was a veteran of WW I, and was an active member of the American Legion. Surviving Mr Allen are his wife, Mrs Birdie C. LaMarsh Allen; one son, Warren E. Allen of Grafton; seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs Lena Wallace of Alton and Mrs Clarence (Addie) Noble of Grafton.


ALLEN, Virgil Leo, born Macoupin County, Illinois, died 00-04-1968, buried St. Francis Cemetery. Virgil Leo Allen of 1043 West Pine Street, Jerseyville, a clerk in the local Post Office, died at nine fifty-five o’clock Monday morning at the Jersey Community Hospital where he had been a medical patient. He had been ill for sometime. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home where the Rosary was recited on Tuesday evening. Requiem Mass was celebrated at nine-thirty o’clock Wednesday morning at the Church of the Holy Ghost by Father Robert Heintz. Burial was in St Francis Cemetery. Mr Allen was born in Macoupin County, a son of Lawrence and Gladys Hopper Allen, and his age at the time of death was fifty year, ten months and twenty-three days. He was educated in the Jerseyville school system and during his high school days was one of the star basketball players. He served with the armed forces during WWII. Surviving Mr Allen are his wife, Dorothy Pegue Allen; a son, Timothy, and a daughter, Kimberly, at home; his parents, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Allen of Jerseyville; and two sisters, Mrs Andrew (Almeta) Soffray of Jerseyville and Mrs Geraldine Burmeister of Alton. He was a member of Worthey Post, American Legion, and the Jerseyville Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.


ALLEN, James A., born Jersey County, Illinois, died 24-04-1946, buried 28-04-1946, American Legion Cemetery. Jersey County Democrat – April 26, 1946, James A. Allen, a retired farmer of Otter Creek Township, died at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 24 at his home following an extended period of ill health. The deceased was the son of the late William and Martha Askew Allen, and was born in Jersey County. His age at the time of his death was 75 years, 10 months and 24 days. Mr Allen is survived by his wife, Mrs Laura Allen; one daughter, Mrs Floyd Darr of Alton; one step-son, Frank Merritt of Alton; one step-daughter, Mrs Fred May of Alton; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Mrs Laura Garrells of St Louis, Mrs Catherine Cresswell of California and Mrs Fannie Hughes of Alton. Funeral services will be held at the Salem Church, Sunday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m., Rev Harry Nease of Grafton will officiate and interment will be in the American Legion Cemetery (later named Scenic Hill Cemetery).


ALLEN, Dorothy Loretta, born 28-12-1918, Jersey County, Illinois, died 06-08-1982, buried St. Francis Cemetery. A funeral mass for Dorothy Loretta Allen, 63, of 605 Wabash, Jerseyville, was celebrated Monday morning at Holy Ghost Church with Father William Hembrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery. She died at 6:20 a.m. Aug 6 at St Luke’s East Hospital, St. Louis, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Jersey County Dec. 28, 1918, a daughter of the late George Fred and Mary Levene Pegue. Her husband, Virgil L. Allen, whom she married in June, 1940, died April 8, 1968. She is survived by a son and daughter, Timothy Allen of Jerseyville and Kimberly Allen of St. Louis and one sister, Nellie Carroll of Jerseyville.


ALLEN, Leo “Poker”, born 00-00-1904, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-07-1989, buried 04-07-1989, St. Francis Cemetery. Jerseyville – Leo “Poker” Allen, 85, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 1989, at his residence. born in English Township in Jersey County, he was the son of the late Richard and Julia (Duggan) Allen. He was self-employed as a farmer and a member of the Knights of Columbus for 86 years. Surviving are a niece, Joan Murray of Jerseyville; and a nephew, Richard Allen of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward T. and James R. Allen. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Monday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville with the Rev Henry Schmidt as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.


ALLEN, Maggie, died 00-10-1889. Jersey County Democrat – October 1889, Miss Maggie Allen died at home, St Louis, age 19 years. Remains brought to Jerseyville for funeral at St Francis Church. Pallbearers: Ed Burns, Wm. Hanley, Wm Massey, Wm Fitzgerald, Charles Boyle, Jos Maloney, John Dunphy and John Welsh. She was a niece of Mr and Mrs Michael Durney.


ALLEN, Oscar, born 00-00-1836, Massachusetts, died 00-00-1911. Jerseyville Republican – 1911, Oscar Allen, lawyer, 75 years old, born near Boston, Mass., in 1836. In “Boston Favorites” in the Civil War. Moved to Logan County in 1867, taught school at Broadwell, was in partnership with Judge Parks. (From State Register Lincoln date line).


ALLEN, Joshua, born 08-10-1807, New Jersey, died 00-00-1885. Joshua Allen, 78 years old, born at Sackett Harbor, New Jersey, Oct. 8, 1806, moved to Illinois at age 25, Married Mary Cope. Rev Moscrip serving.


ALLEN, Fay Irene, born Greene County, Illinois, died 00-12-1982, buried Upper Alton Cemetery. Jerseyville – Fay Irene Allen, 78, former East Alton resident, died at 1:35 p.m. Monday at Jersey Community Hospital. She was born in Wrights, daughter of the late P. M. and Arie Edna (Maberry) Stinnett. She married Elmer E. Allen in 1922 in Greene County, and he died Dec. 15, 1979. She is survived by two sons, Dale of Alton and Ronald of Godfrey; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Todd Taylor at 3 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery.


ALLEN, Robert John, born 23-04-1915, Jersey County, Illinois, died 20-01-1987, buried 22-01-1987, St. Francis Cemetery. Jerseyville farmer Robert John Allen, 71, died Jan. 20 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born April 23, 1915, in Jerseyville, the son of the late Hugh and Nellie (Kraus) Allen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII. He was a member of St Francis Xavier Church in Jerseyville, Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Lefion and Eagles Lodge. The Rosary was recited Jan. 21, and the funeral Mass was Jan. 22 at St Francis Xavier Church with the Rev. Father Patrick Morrow, celebrant. Burial was at St Francis Cemetery. Masses and St Francis Xavier Church have been designated as memorials.


ALLEN, William Henry, born 12-10-1814, Massachusetts, died 08-12-1898, buried 10-12-1898. Jersey County Democrat – Dec. 21, 1898, On the shores of the Atlantic, in New Bedford, Mass., William Henry Allen, son of William Howland Allen and Ruth Parker, was born Oct., 12, 1814. On shores of the Pacific at Pasadena, CA., he died Dec. 8, 1898. His boyhood spent in fathers home in New Bedford, his early manhood at Harvard College from which he graduated in 1835. Entered mercantile business in Philadelphia. Moved to St. Louis. Married Maria Mason, she survives. Rosalie, wife of Dr. E. L. Herriott, Mary who died in infancy, Irene, widow of E. A. Pinero of Hardin, James M. Allen of Grafton, Helen died in infancy, Harry C. Allen of Pasadena, CA., Wm H. Allen, jr., of Los Angeles and Ruth, wife of E. C. Stelle of Pasadena. In 1841 came to Grafton, IL and for 52 years, he was identified with growth and prosperity of Jersey Co. In winter of 1861-62 he was delegate to constitutional convention and in fall of 1871 was elected Senator from District Six. County Judge from 1865 to 1869. Moved to Pasadena in 1862. Funeral on Dec. 10 at his late residence, 151 N. Euclid Ave., by Rev. William McCormack. Remains cremated.


ALLYN, Hester, born 20-01-1818, Illinois, died 00-01-1908. Jersey Democrat – Jan. 16, 1908 – Died at residence of dau. Emma E. Derry, 915 5th St., Mrs. Hester Allyn, widow of Rev. Norman Allyn, aged 89 years, “Mother Allyn” as she was known, was the daughter of John and Eliz. Whitesides Moore, and was born in the old brick house near Wsaterloo, IL., Jan. 20, 1818. Her father being a staunch Methodist, had set apart a large room in his house for a meeting house, and services were held in it for many years. The neighbors came from far and near Saturday evening and remained until Monday evening and were cared for by the Moore household. Amid such environment she was raised. Married Sept 3, 1839 to Rev. Norman Allyn, young Methodist preacher, together they traveled the circuit in Southern Illinois. Rev. Allyn died March 7, 1864. Leaves 2 daughters, Emma Derry and Kate S. Flood of Oakland, CA., and one son Nelson L. Allyn, 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. (taken from Illinois State Register). She was the grandmother of Mrs Harry S. Daniels of Jerseyville.


ALVERSON, Roy W., born 14-07-1905, Missouri, died 03-01-1978, buried 05-01-1978, Valhalla Memorial Park. Services for Roy Wright Alverson, 72, of 1207 W. Exchange, Jerseyville will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Jan 5 at the State Street Baptist Church with the Rev. L. E. Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. He died at 6 a.m. on Jan 3 at the Christian Northeast Hospital, St. Louis. He was a custodian at Jersey Community High School. born July 14, 1905 in Missouri, he was a son of Rothwell W. and Lu Anna Belle Potter Alverson and was a member of the State Street Baptist Church. His survivors are one son, Roy Alverson Jr. of St. Louis; a daughter, Mrs Ed (Betty) Geske, Godfrey; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs Clyde (Rylie) Pettit of Blackwater, MO., and Nona Lee Alverson and Mrs Edna Heim of Booneville, MO.; one brother, Vernon Alverson of Booneville, MO. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Pearl Wakefield who died May 14, 1977, parents, one daughter and a grand-daughter. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville.


ALWARD, John, born 00-00-1857, died 00-05-1897, May 1897, John Alward, a brick mason, died at his home on Maple Street., age 40 years. Funeral from St Francis Church to Catholic Cemetery. He leaves a wife and seven children.


ALWARD, Daniel Smith, born 06-01-1862, died 00-04-1931, buried Oak Grove Cemetery. Jersey County News – April 1931 – Daniel Smith Alward, 69 years, son of Wm R. and Hannah J., born Jan 6, 1862. Leaves two sisters, Mrs E. Cline and Mrs Hugh Moore, 1 brother, Richard of Kemper. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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