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LOBEMASTER. Unknown newspaper, 17 Feb. 1977: Services were conducted Tuesday afternoon for Louis M. Lobemaster, 69, of R. R. 2, Brighton at Gent funeral home in Alton by the Rev. Ira Thetford. Burial was in upper Alton cemetery. He died at 6:30 pm on 12 Feb. at Missouri Pacific hospital in St. Louis. He had been in ill health for several years. Lobemaster was a section hand for G. M. & O. railroad for 20 years, retiring in 1962. His survivors are his widow, the former Bernice Hazel Bell; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Marlena) Cunningham of Fidelity, Mrs. Rodney (Virginia) Plunkett of Albuquerque, NM and Mrs. Albert (Sylvia) Myers of Alton; 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; a brother, Albert Lobemaster of Alton; and a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Carter of Bell City, MO.


LOCK. Unknown newspaper, 1941: Charles E. Lock, retired Jersey county farmer and one of the founders of the Jersey County Farm Bureau, died 21 April at his home at Lock Haven at 80 years.


LOCK. Unknown newspaper, Sep. 1893: Abraham D. Lock, 26 years old, died.


LOCK. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville businessman, Richard l. (Dick) Lock, 63, died at 7:27 am 14 July at John Cochran veteran’s hospital in St. Louis. Lock, the owner and operator of West Central Sales and Service, Inc., was born 16 Apr. 1925 at Lockhaven in Jersey county, the son of Margaret J. Scherrer Lock of Jerseyville and the late Louis H. Lock. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Army from 105-52. He was a member of the First Baptist church, the Grafton Full Moon Masonic Lodge No 341, Calhoun Order of Eastern Star No. 990 and Presidents Club of Clay Equipment in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Louise Ringhausen Lock of Jerseyville, whom he married 14 Dec. 1952 in Hardin; one brother, Thomas E. Lock of Springfield; three sisters, Mildred Aust of Jackson, Mich.; Louise Belcher of Castleton, Vt. And Dorothy Fry of Bloomington. A Masonic service was held at the visitation at Gubser funeral home by the Grafton Full Moon Masonic Lodge. Funeral services were held 18 July at the First Baptist church, with the Rev. Charles Epperly officiating. Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. The Grafton Full Moon Masonic Lodge No. 344 and the First Baptist church of Jerseyville have been named as memorials. Additional obituary; Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Richard L. “Dick” Lock, 63, died at 7:27 am Thursday 14 July 1988, at John Cochran veteran’s hospital in St. Louis. Lock was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He owned and operated West Central Sales and Service, Inc. in Jerseyville from 1961 until the time of his death. Born in Jersey county, he was the son of Margaret J. (Scherrer) Lock of Jerseyville and the late Louis H. Lock. He married the former Lois Ringhausen 14 Dec. 1952 in Hardin, and she survives. In addition to his wife and mother, surviving are three sisters; Mildred Aust of Jackson, Mich., Louise Belcher of Castleton, Vermont, and Dorothy Fry of Bloomington; and a brother, Thomas E. Lock of Springfield. Visitation will be 4-9 pm Sunday at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 pm by Grafton Full Moon Lodge 341 AF & AM. At the First Baptist church in Jerseyville, services will be conducted 10 am Monday by the Rev. Charles Epperly. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Lodge or the church, where Lock had been a member.


LOCK. Unknown newspaper, 14 Apr. 1955: “Services Friday in Alton for Charles E. Lock”: funeral services were held at the Gent funeral home in Alton Friday afternoon, 8 April, at three thirty o’clock for Charles E. Lock, member of a pioneer Jersey county family, whose death occurred Wednesday, 6 April. Rev. Roland Turnbull, pastor of the First Baptist church of Alton, officiated and burial was in the Alton cemetery. Mr. Lock, who was engaged in construction work, suffered a virus infection about five days before he entered the Memorial hospital in Alton on 28 March. A heart condition developed as a complication of the disease and his death occurred at the hospital. The decedent was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Lock, Sr. And he was born in Lockhaven on 10 July 1896. Lockhaven was named for Mr. Lock’s grandfather. He had been employed in the Alton vicinity all of his life. Mr. Lock was a member of the Grafton Masonic Lodge. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Carl Nevlin and Mrs. Edward Voumard of Alton, two sons, Roger W. Lock of Alton and Edward N. Lock of Marianna, Florida; two brothers, Louis H. Lock of Jerseyville and John R. Lock of Alton; and two sisters, Mrs. Grace Woods and Miss Blanche Lock of Springfield. He also leaves four grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Robert McKee, preceded him in death.


LOCK. Unknown newspaper, 28 Sep. 1967: “Rites Friday in Alton for Blanche Lock”: Final rites for Miss Blanche Lock, a native of Jersey county, will be held at the Gent funeral home in Alton Friday morning, 29 Sep. at 9 o’clock with Rev. Courtley Burroughs, pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Alton officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery, Alton. Visitation hours will be held at the Gent funeral home today, 28 sep, from 5 to 9 o’clock pm. The death of Miss Lock occurred Tuesday morning, 26 Sep. at 3:30 o’clock at the Memorial hospital in Springfield following a short illness. Visitation hours were held Wednesday afternoon at Bisch memorial home in Springfield. Miss Lock was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Louise Radcliff Lock and was born at Lockhaven in Jersey county on 9 May 1894. While a resident of Jersey county Miss Lock was active in 4-H club work and in the Jersey County Home Bureau. She had made her home in Springfield since 1942. Surviving Miss Lock are eleven nephews and nieces, Richard Lock and Mrs. Doyle (Dorothy) Fry of Jerseyville, Thomas Lock of Springfield, John Lock, Mrs. Richard (Anita) Hines and Mrs Ed (Jean) Voumard of Alton, Roger Lock and Mrs. Carl (Louise) Belcher of Godfrey, Robert McKee of Chicago, Ed Lock of Ozark, Ala, and Mrs. Richard (Mildred) Aust of Goshen, Indiana.


LOCK. Unknown newspaper, 25 May 1967: “Louis H. Lock, retired Jersey farmer, dies”: Louis H. Lock, well known retired Jersey county farmer, died Wednesday morning, 24 May at 4:55 o’clock at Blu Fountain Manor at Godfrey following an extended period of ill health. The body is at Gubser funeral home where friends May call after 4 o’clock this (Thursday) afternoon. Masonic services will be conducted at the funeral home Friday evening at eight o’clock by Full Moon Lodge No. 341 of Grafton of which Mr. Lock was a member. The memorial fund of the First Baptist church of Jerseyville has been designated by the family. Funeral services will be held Sat. morning at ten o’clock at the First Baptist church with the pastor, Rev. Carlton G. Christenson, officiating. Interment will be in Valhalla cemetery. Mr. Lock was a son of the late Charles E. and Louisa Radcliffe Lock, and was born in Elsah township on 9 July 1898. His age at death was sixty-eight years, ten months, and fifteen days. He was engaged in farming at Lockhaven for a number of years, and later farmed in the McClusky area. Upon retirement Mr. and Mrs. Lock moved to Jerseyville and established their home at 701 West Exchange Street. He was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau for forty-five years and had served as its vice-president, and was vice president of the Jersey County Grain Company several years. His fraternal affiliations were with Full Moon Lodge AF & AM No. 341 and the Eastern …rest of obituary is missing….


LOCK. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Margaret J. Lock, 89, died at 5:25 am Tuesday 22 Aug. 1989 at Greenwood Manor, Jerseyville. Mrs. Lock was a charter member of the Jersey County Home Extension. Born in Alton, her parents were the late William and Maggie (Gildersleve) Scherrer. On 5 Jan. 1922, in Alton, she married Louis H. Lock, and he died 24 May 1967. Surviving are three daughters, Mildred Aust of Jackson, Mich.; Louise Belcher of Caselton, Vt.; and Dorothy Fry of Bloomington; a son, Thomas Lock of Springfield; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; and a sister, Dorothy Hodges of Quincy. Preceding her in death were a son, Richard Lock; and a brother, William Scherrer. Visitation is 6:30 – 8 pm Wednesday and services 10 am Thursday at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev. Charles Epperly will officiate. Burial is in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the Greenwood Manor memorial fund.


LOCKE. Jerseyville Republican, 28 Nov. 1901: James Locke, born in Winchester, Hampshire, England 12 May 1836, married Sarah Rogers in 1861. Four children were born while living in England where his wife and one child died. He came to America in 1881 to Hickey, NC; married Mrs. Sarah Parish on 18 Jan. 1888 in NC. They came to Illinois in 1891. He was 65 years of age; leaves wife, two sons and one daughter. The sons live in North Carolina. Services from Episcopal church with Rev. Stephen Catt; burial in Oak Grove cemetery.


LOCKE. Republican Examiner, 5 Aug. 1881: Mr. James A. Locke, old and highly esteemed citizen of Jerseyville died. He came to Jerseyville in 1863, married Mary M. Wharton, youngest daughter of George Wharton, late of this city, now of Whitehall, on 17 Nov. 1867 at Centenary M.E. church in St. Louis. He lived at Lexington, MO and was a student at Masonic college, one of the editors of Missouri Expositor published at Lexington. He joined the confederate service from commencement of the war down to the time he came to this city on parole as a prisoner of war. He was never exchanged and never re-entered the service. In 1864, he went to Austin, Nevada, where he edited Reese River Reveille. In 1865, in company with R. C. Gridley of Austin, he came to the states with the celebrated Austin, Nevada Sanitary sack of flour, from the repeated sale of which in so many different cities of the union, so much was raised for the sick and wounded of both armies. In summer of 1865, he went to Memphis, Tenn and became ill; came to Jerseyville. He was trustee of McKendree College, Director of First National Bank, President of St. Louis J&S RR Co. Funeral from M.E. church, Rev Eugene May; Jerseyville Lodge No. 394 AF & AM.


LOCKE. Unknown newspaper, Aug. 1868: In Louisiana, MO, Judge Powhattan B. Locke died of consumption. He was brother of James A. and Morris Locke of Jerseyville. Deceased was a lawyer of great merit and at one time held the office of Senatorial Justice in Nevada, under Mr. Lincoln.


LOCKRIDGE. Jersey County Democrat, 27 Jan. 1916: Edna Floyd Lockridge, 19 years old, died at her home in Jerseyville. Private funeral was held at home with Rev. E. T. Carroll; burial at Fieldon. She was daughter of Mrs. Louise Lockridge, born in Fieldon 28 Nov. 1896; moved to Jerseyville and belonged to the Methodist church. Funeral was from home on Hollow Avenue.


LOCKWOOD. Unknown newspaper, no date: Mrs. Kane Lockwood, wife of Rev. Lockwood, died at 8:30 o’clock Friday morning on the Cheney place. Mrs. Lockwood suffered a stroke of paralysis ……torn. And died three days later. Mrs. Lockwood’s son Gus Wallace of St. Louis, came up at noon, Friday. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, as a telegram to their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jane Lockwood of Sheffield, Ohio, has not been answered. Additional article, undated unknown newspaper: the funeral of Mrs. Kane Lockwood who died Friday morning at her home in the north part of the city, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the Mt. Olive Baptist church in this city. Rev. R. B. Favoright will officiate and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


LOCKWOOD. Unknown newspaper, 24 Jan. 1952: Sarah Anne Lockwood died 21 Jan. 1952. She was born 9 Sep. 1908. Her age was 43 years. Burial at St. Francis cemetery, Father Eugene Griffin.


LOELLKE. Jerseyville Republican, 25 Dec. 1924: Mrs. Augusta Loellke died suddenly Saturday morning 20 Dec. 1924, at 8:30 at the home of her son, Frank F. Loellke on Barr Avenue. Mrs. Loellke had been up only a few minutes and was lacing her shoes when she collapsed. A doctor was summoned immediately but she had passed away before he arrived. A coroner’s inquest was held and the verdict was due to natural causes. The jurymen were Thomas G. Adams, Foreman, J. W. Rives, U. P Power, H. E. Whitelay, W. F. Sayer and Ernest Long. The deceased was a native of Polan, Germany. At the time of her death she was 88 years , 7 months and 16 days of age. She is survived by three sons, Frank F. of Jerseyville,; Otto of Alton; and Albert Loille of Los Angeles, Calif; three Daughters, Mrs. Ida Baum, Mrs. Fred Heitzig and Mrs. Anna Rosenthal, all of Fieldon. Funeral services were held Monday from the Evangelical church at Fieldon, Rev. C. H. Kuhlman officiating. Interment was in the Fieldon cemetery. Additional article, Jerseyville Republican, 7 July 1921: ” Mrs. Augusta Loellke observed anniversary”: Mrs. Augusta Loellke of Fieldon celebrated her 85th birthday among her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. H. Rosenthal of Fieldon, Il. She is the mother of 7 children, six living; a daughter, Minnie, died at age 4. Three daughters, Mrs. Anna Rosenthal, Mrs. Ida Baum and Mrs. Lizzie Heitzig, reside in Fieldon. Three Sons, O. H. Loellke of Alton, F. F. Loellke of Jerseyville and A. G. Loellke of Los Angeles, Calif. Also the grandmother of 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mrs. Loellke was born 4 May 1836 at Loernsdorf, Germany about 18 miles north of Berlin. She accounts her longlivety of life and her exceptional present good health to the simple life and living up to those ideals of purity of mind, body and soul, simple food and plenty of work. After being confirmed in a German Lutheran Church in Germany at the age of fourteen, she worked for a righ landlord, receiving as her yearly salary $10 in money, two pounds of wool and two bushels of potatoes. Potatoes being their main food and one person could eat as many as ten potatoes with a pound of lark at a meal. Potato and milk soup was also on their daily menu. All her woolen and linen clothes were woven by herself. Tea and coffee were a luxury and could only be had on holidays. At the age of 27 she was married to F. H. Loellke, a millwright, and at 33 came to this country with her two sons, Otto and Frank, ages 4 and 2 respectively. Her husband came to this country in 1866, one year earlier than his wife and built up a small home at St. Louis, MO, where he was working at his trade at $2.00 per day. In 1868 John belt, owner of the flour mill at Fieldon discovered Mr. Loellke’s wonderful mechanical ability as a millwright, induced him to locate at Fieldon at a salary of $4.00 a day and an old house by the mill to live in. Joseph Strassio was the shoe cobbler, John Krause owned a harness shop and Messrs. Jim and Will Eads owned a general merchandise store. It is surprising to know that the population of Fieldon was between four and five hundred at that time. The good horn of plenty was spread on a large and beautifully decorated table, seating all her children and their wives and husbands. Her little 5 year old great grandson, Robert Henry Harms, of Alton broke the fasting by returning thanks, blessing the good food and wonderfully sweet great grandmother, that she may continue to receive that strong magnetic force of love and harmony from each member of her large family that will keep her on a plane of good health and strong mentality for many years to come. Following is a list of the members of the family who were present: Mr. and Mrs. Otto Loellke, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. P. Loellke and daughter, Dorothy; Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Harms and son Robert Henry, all of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Loellke of Jerseyville; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Rosenthal and children, Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rosenthal, Emil, Misses Freda, Mattie and Lottie of Fieldon; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baum and children, August, William and Miss Lottie of Fieldon; Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Heitzig and Son Fred Jr., of Fieldon; and A. G. Loellke of Los Angeles, Calif.; besides a host of friends and neighbors who are very dear friends of the aged Mrs. Augusta Loellke.


LOELLKE. Jerseyville Republican, April 1917: Fred Herman Loellke Born in Gra Lo, Germany on 18 April 1837, died at Fieldon, il on 25 Mar. 1917, aged 79 years. He was married on 14 Oct. 1862 to Augusta Berger in Polen, Germany. Seven children were born; four girls and 3 boys. One daughter, Minnie is deceased. He lived in Germany for first 29 years of his life. In March he and wife embarked to America; landed at New York harbor on 26 Apr. 1862 and came to St. Louis where he worked as a miller. Later came to Fieldon and worked at the Belt Mill. On his arrival at Fieldon it was then only a few residences. Being economical and saving he invested his savings in real estate around Fieldon. He returned to St. Louis and in business a short while; returned to Fieldon for remainder of his life. United in marriage to Augusta Emilia Sta Sa(?) Of Germany on 29 Nov. 1898. One of our oldest and best respected citizens. Leaves 3 daughters, Anna Rosenthal, Ida Baum, Lizzie Hietzig, all of Fieldon. Three sons: Otto of Alton, Albert of California, Frank of Jerseyville. 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild.


LOELLKE. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Minnie Loellke, 86, died at 11:20 am Thursday, 5 Nov. 1987 at Jerseyville care center. She was born in Jersey county, a daughter of the late William and Emma (Meyer) Wieghard. She married Frank Loellke and he died 27 Apr. 1978. Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Groves and Eileen Gowin, both of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and a grandson. Visitation is from 4 to 9 pm Sunday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 2 pm Monday. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, St. Louis.


LOELLKE. Jersey county news, Jan. 1931: Mag De Sene (Magdalene ??) Schrieber, Born Buffalo, NY in 1863, married William Loellke of Berlin, Germany on 20 Dec. 1883. 15 children were born.


LOELLKE. Unknown newspaper, Sep. 1953: “William F. Loellke died early Wednesday”: William Frank Loellke, a farmer residing northwest of Jerseyville, died at his home early Wednesday morning, 16 sep. The deceased was a son of the late William F. and Lena Schrieber Loellke, and was born in Jersey county, 13 Oct. 1888. His age at the time of death was sixty four years, eleven months, and three days. Mr. Loellke is survived by seven brothers, Thomas, James, Frank, Fred, Albert, Carl and Ernest Loellke of Jerseyville, and four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Bridges and Mrs. Nellie Dickinson of Jerseyville, Mrs. Edith Aljets of Alton and Mrs. Emma Davis of Maplewood, Missouri. Friends may call at the Jacoby Brothers funeral home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday, 18 Sep. at three o’clock, daylight saving time. Rev. Gerald M. Bock, pastor of the Peace Evangelical and Reformed church in Jerseyville, will officiate and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


LOELLKE. Unknown newspaper, Apr. 1978: Funeral services for Frank O. Loellke, 87, of Route 2, Jerseyville will be held at 1:30 pm 30 April at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville, Rev. Claude Evans of Bethalto officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Loellke was born 28 Oct. 1890 in Jersey county, the son of William and Magdalena Schrieber Loellke. He died at 7:30 am 27 Apr. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. He was a veteran of World War I and was engaged in farming. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Wieghard Loellke; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Wilma Eileen) Gowen and Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Grover, both of Jerseyville; a brother, Carl Loellke of Jerseyville; a sister, Mrs. Emma Davis, Maplewood, Mo.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 pm Sat. at Jacoby’s.


LOELLKE. Unknown newspaper, 3 Aug. 1982: services for Carl Loellke, 79, a farmer of R.4, Jerseyville, were conducted Friday afternoon from Gubser funeral home by the Rev. V. Clay Noah. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He died at 6 am 18 July at Jersey Comm. Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was born 12 Mar. 1903 in English township, a son of William R. and Magolene “Lena” Schreiber. Only survivor is one sister, Emma Davis of St. Louis, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five sisters and eight brothers. The Champaign Children’s Home Champaign, has been named as a memorial.


LOELLKE. Unknown newspaper, 3 Aug. 1967: “Ernest Loellke died Friday at local hospital”: Ernest Loellke, a farmer residing on Route 4, Jerseyville, died Friday afternoon, 28 July at 4:10 o’clock at the Jersey Comm. Hospital where he had been a patient for ten days. Final rites were held Monday afternoon at two o’clock at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with Rev. Jack Brown, pastor of the Kane Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Visitation hours were held at the funeral home. Mr. Loellke, a son of the late William F. and Lena Schreiber Loellke, was born in Jersey county 18 Sep. 1904, and his age at death was 62 years 10 months and 10 days. He had engaged in farming all of his life. Surviving Mr. Loellke are four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Bridges and Mrs. Nellie Dickinson of Jerseyville, Mrs. Henry (Edith) Aljets of Alton and Mrs. Lawrence (Emma) Davis of St. Louis, and four brothers, James, Frank, Albert and Carl Loellke of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, William, Thomas and Fred Loellke, and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Voitleen.


LOELLKE. Unknown newspaper, 19 Aug. 1971: “Charles Loellke died on summer outing”: a summer outing for six Jerseyville couples was brought to a tragic close Friday morning when one of their members, Charles A. Loellke, a young local businessman, suffered a fatal heart attack. Though Mr. Loellke was known to have a heart condition, he appeared in normal health on Thursday. His death occurred at seven o’clock a.m. Visitation hours were held Sunday at the Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville where the rosary was recited at eight o’clock that evening. Father Robert Morris of Carrollton was celebrant of the requiem mass which was held at the church of the Holy Ghost at ten o’clock Monday morning. Burial was in St. Francis Xavier cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Loellke and children accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Roger Moore and family, (picture of deceased appears here) Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Medford and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Isringhausen and family, and Mr. and Mrs. James Walz and family to Osage Beach, Camdenton, Missouri, the previous Sunday for a week’s outing. The group was making plans to return to their homes here on Friday or Saturday. Mr. Loellke, a son of Albert A. and Naomi Smith Loellke, was born in Jersey county 6 Oct. 1935. His age at the time of death was thirty-five years, ten months, and seven days. He was educated in the local school system and for a number of years had been engaged in the monument business. Mr. Loellke is survived by his wife, Mrs. Theresa M. Loellke; three children, Mary Theresa, 12, Charles Michael, 10 and Cynthia Ann, 6; his parents; and three sisters, Mrs. Joe (Marian F.) Greene of Kane and Janet and Phyllis Loellke of Jerseyville. News item, Unknown newspaper, 6 Aug. 1959: “Charles Loellke with local firm”: Harold W. Andes, agency manager for the country companies of Illinois, announced the appointment of Charles A. Loellke as special agent. (Picture of Chas. Loellke appears here in article) Loellke will be serving the farm bureau members in Mississippi, Otter Creek, Elsah, Quarry, and Rosedale townships on their insurance needs. Loellke is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Loellke and was born and reared on a farm northwest of Jerseyville. During the past year he has been associated with Sessel’s in Decatur. He and his wife, the former Miss Theresa Roth of this city, will make their home at 418 south Pearl Street, Jerseyville.


LOELLKE. Unknown newspaper, 24 Feb. 1972: “A. Loellke died while doing chores”: Albert A. Loellke, a farmer living on Route 4, in English township, died unexpectedly while doing some farm chores around five o’clock Saturday evening. Visitation hours were held at the Gubser funeral home after four o’clock Monday afternoon. Services were held at the funeral home at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Jack Brown of Kane officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. Loellke was born in Jersey county 29 Dec. 1901, a son of the late William and Lena Schreiber Loellke. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Naomi Mae Loellke; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Marian F.) Greene of Kane, and Janet N. and Phyllis J. who reside at home; two brothers, Frank and Carl Loellke of Jerseyville; two sister, Mrs. Lawrence Davis of St. Louis and Mrs. Nellie Dickerson of Jerseyville and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, five brothers, and three sisters. Mr. Loellke was a member of Fox Hunters and Coon Hunters Association.


LOELLKE. The telegraph, Alton, IL; Wed. 24 Apr. 1996: Jerseyville – Eldon Lavern Loellke, 54, departed this life 22 April 1996 at St. Louis University hospital with his loving family at his bedside. He spent his entire life in Jersey county, the son of Fred and Martha (Baker) Loellke, being born in Fidelity on 19 Oct. 1941. He attended the local schools and graduated from Jersey Comm. High school, class of 1959. After graduation he was employed at the Columbiana Seed Co. in Eldred for several years until he became a self-employed grain and livestock farmer in Jersey county. He assisted in the development and was one of the partners in the Centennial golf course in Jerseyville, which opened in 1993, and is situated on one of the family farms. He began his political career in 1978, serving for four years on the Jersey county board and was elected in 1989 as the Jersey township supervisor, which he continued to hold. In his present capacity as Jersey county treasurer, which he was elected to in 1994, he displayed his many leadership qualities. He was a member of the Republican party. Eldon, an avid sports fan, was instrumental in the formation of the Jersey county softball league in the early 1960’s. He also served as the amateur softball district commissioner for central Illinois. He can also be remembered as the manager of many local softball teams and traveled with them to state and national championships. He took great pride in all his sports endeavors and enjoyed the many friendships in his later years. Eldon will not be forgotten for his loyalty to church and community, having served on the St. Francis Xavier Catholic church senate, Jersey county fs board and local fraternal organizations, which include moose Lodge 695,Knights of Columbus and Lions club, all of Jerseyville. He married the former Rita Schuckenbrock on 24 Nov. 1962, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church in Jerseyville. To this marriage, they were blessed with four sons, Jeff, Rich, Ronald, and David. Jeff and wife, Johngh, are the parents of Theresa and Amanda and live in Jerseyville; rich and his wife, Mary, are the parents of Matthew, Ryan and Adam and live in St. Peters, MO; Ronald died in infancy; David and his wife, Stacey are the parents of Billy and live in Jerseyville. He is also survived by a brother, Stanley Loellke of Jerseyville and a sister, Betty Jackson of High Ridge, MO. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm today at Crawford-Holden funeral home in Jerseyville. A mass will be celebrated at 10 am Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic church in Jerseyville, with father William Kekeisen as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Francis cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. God, please accept our loved one, Eldon, to your loving arms.


LOFTON. Unknown newspaper, Oct. 1951: ” Mrs. Emma Lofton died Thursday”: Mrs. Emma C. Lofton, widow of Charles W. Lofton, died at her home, 300 sherman Street in Jerseyville on Thursday evening 4 Oct. at seven-fifteen o’clock following an extended period of ill health. Her husband was Chief of Police in Jerseyville for several years. Mrs. Lofton was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Lydia Gibbs Dunhah, and was born in Fieldon, 3 Dec. 1876. Her age at the time of death was seventy-four years, ten months and one day. The deceased is survived by one daughter, Miss Cora M. Lofton, a teacher in the Community Unit District; one son, Raymond Lofton of Roseau, Minnesota; two grandsons, John and Charles Lofton, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Thomas of Jerseyville. Mrs. Lofton was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Monday, 8 Oct. at two o’clock. The Rev. Laverne S. Poole officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


LOFTON. Jerseyville Republican, 22 Jan. 1914: John Lofton of Kane funeral took place Thursday. He was a soldier of 84 years and was laid to rest at the Reddish cemetery west of Jerseyville. Col. Martin Parker of our city is a stepson of the decedent.


LOFTON. Unknown newspaper, 9 April 1970: “Lela Lofton rites Friday in Minnesota”: Funeral services for Mrs. Lela Mowen Lofton, 61, of Roseau, Minnesota, formerly of Jerseyville, will be held Friday afternoon at Roseau with burial following in the Roseau cemetery. She was found dead at her residence Tuesday morning. Mrs. Lofton was the sister of Mrs. John McGuire and Preston Mowen of Jerseyville, Mrs. Lucy Dunham of Shipman, and Mrs. Eva Bray of Alton, and a sister-in-law of Miss Cora Lofton, also of this city. Two sons, John of Roseau and Charles of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and four grandchildren also survive. Her husband, Raymond Lofton, preceded her in death. Mrs. Lofton, who was employed as anesthetist in the Roseau hospital had attended the Jerseyville schools and was employed at the Jerseyville telephone company for a number of years. She was a member of the nursing staff at St. Luke’s hospital in St. Louis at one time.


LOGAN. Jersey County Democrat, Apr. 1897: Fred Logan, colored, a well known resident of this city died at age 40 years.


LOGAN. Unknown newspaper, Jun. 1908: died – Mrs. Alice Logan, 38 years old; 6th child of John and Catherine Borman. She married George Logan 16 Sep. 1888. Five children were born. Rev. Gaither for services; burial in Dayton cemetery.


LOGAN. Unknown newspaper, 27 Dec. 1973: Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Logan, 91, of 104 Hazel Street, Jerseyville will be held this afternoon, 27 Dec. at 1:00 at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with Rev. Leonard Todd officiating. Interment will be in Dayton cemetery. Her death occurred at 5:25 am on 24 Dec. at Greenwood Manor nursing home. She was born 5 Nov. 1882 in Greene county, a daughter of Joseph and Susan Winters Bowers. Mrs. Logan was the oldest member of the Royal Neighbors of America and VFW auxiliary. Her husband was the late Weley Logan. She is survived by three sons, Roy Bowers of Fieldon, Otis Bowers of Carrollton and Russell F. Bowers of Medora; two daughters, Mrs Susie Crone and Mrs. James (Mary) Brenn of Jerseyville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Harvey Bridgewater and Mrs. Alfred Meyers of Hartford; one brother, Arnold Bowers of Carrollton; and a sister, Cecile Johnesse, of Alton; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Visitation was held at Jacoby Funeral home.


LOGES. Jersey County Democrat, 22 Feb. 1906: Mrs. Charles Loges, Jr., formerly Margaret Elizabeth Fitzgerald, died at home in Carlinville, 19 feb. She was daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fitzgerald of this county. Funeral was from St. Francis church.


LOHR. Unknown newspaper, Nov. 1988: Jerseyville – Tillie K. Lohr, 83, died at 12:20 am Sunday, 27 Nov. 1988 at Greenwood Manor in Jerseyville. Born in Alton, her parents were the late Henry and May (Besterfeldt) Pellikaan. On 27 Dec. 1941 she married Ernest Joseph Lohr in Elsah. He died 19 Feb. 1961. Surviving are two sisters, Lucy Ringhausen of Jerseyville and Rosa Repke of St. Ann, MO. A brother, Charles Pellikan preceded her in death. Visitation is 4-9 pm today at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. From 9:30 am Tuesday until time of services at 11 am, visitation will continue at First Presbyterian church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Simon A. Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park at Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the church, where Mrs. Lohr had been a member.


LONDON. Unknown newspaper, 18 Oct. 1956: “Lester London, 49, elevator worker, died at hospital”: Owen Lester London, forty nine year old resident of McClusky, died at two twenty five o’clock Wednesday morning, 17 Oct. at the Jersey Comm. Hospital where he had been a patient for seven days. Mr. London, an employee at the McClusky elevator of the Jersey County Grain Company, became ill at work last Thursday morning. He entered the hospital for treatment but his condition did not become serious until Tuesday afternoon when he suffered a heart attack which resulted in his death. The decedent was a native of Madison county, Missouri. He was born 4 Sep. 1907, a son of William H. and Eva Stephens London, and his age at the time of death was forty-nine years, one month and thirteen days. Mr. London is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula T. London; one son, Adrian A. London, Staff Sergeant of the United States Air Force who is presently on duty in North Africa; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. William H. London of Oran, Missouri; two step sons, Ralph C. Harley of Mobile, Alabama, and John R. Harley of Alton; one step daughter, Mrs. Orville Foraker of Alton; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Grace Huffman of Randle, Missouri; and four brothers, Cecil London of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Clyde London of East St. Louis, Roscoe London of St. Louis, and Leverie London of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Friends may call at the Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev. Carl Baldridge will officiate at funeral services at the funeral home Friday afternoon, 19 Oct. at three o’clock, central standard time. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.


LONG. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Floyd S. Long, 58, died at 10:55 am Friday, 27 Mar. 1992 at Jerseyville care center, after a brief illness. Born on 10 Aug. 1933, in Jerseyville, he was the son of the late Anderson Jones Long and Christina (Liles) Long Woolsey. Surviving are two brothers, Morris F. and Anderson Long, Jr. and a half brother, Mylas Woolsey, all of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, donnie Long. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 am Monday at Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. The Rev. Larry W. Hayes will officiate. Memorials may be given to a charity of one’s choice. Gubser funeral home is in charge of arrangements.


LONG. Jerseyville Republican, 15 Sep. 1904: Mrs. Mary Long died at her home 3 1/2 miles west of the city, 60 years old. Funeral was from St. Francis church with Rev. Father Lee.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, Dec. 1933: Jerseyville, dec. 20 – Mrs. Blanche L. Long, 39 died at her home in Jerseyville Monday evening at 7 o’clock following an illness of long duration. Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock. Elder T. J. Roady will officiate and interment will be made in the Providence cemetery in Greene county. The decedent was a daughter of John and Kate Spencer Rutherford. Surviving Mrs. Long are her husband, Israel B. Long, of Jerseyville; four sons, Orville, Howard, Burns and Roy Edwards, all of Carrollton; two daughters, Viola Edwards of Chicago and Vesta Kelly of Chicago; her father, John Rutherford of Jerseyville; one half sister, Mrs. Maude Ross of Fieldon.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, Apr. 1908: Mrs. Fred A. Long died at her home at Fidelity Sunday, 19 April 1908, aged 30 years and 6 months. The funeral services were held from the Methodist church at 11 am Tuesday, Rev. C. Nash, assisted by Rev. Britten and Rev. Frary officiating. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, July 1906: Fred Long, born at Delhi, IL on 2 Nov. 1881, died at El Paso, Texas on 4 Jun. 1906, aged 24 years. He was eldest child of John and Fannie Long. He was identified with Presbyterian church at Jerseyville, but as he grew older, with different environment and association, did not live as perfectly as he often felt that he should. He leaves father, mother, three brothers, six sisters and other relatives. Funeral from family home at Granite City, IL with Rev. William Gaither. Burial was in Granite City cemetery.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 21 Jun. 1983: Private services were held Thursday afternoon at Gubser funeral home for Anderson Jones Long, Sr., 77, who died at 4:55 am 14 Jun. At Stark Shelter Care where he had resided for six years. He was born 30 Jan. 1905 in Carrollton, son of the late Freeman Long and Mora Sullivan Long Ballard. He retired from the Former International Shoe Factory. His survivors are his former wife, Christina Lyles Woolsey; three sons, Anderson Jones Long, Jr., Morris Long and Floyd Long of Jerseyville; step Son Mylas Woolsey; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and a sister. Rev. R. E. George officiated and burial was in Grimes-Neeley cemetery west of Jerseyville.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, undated: Services were held April 12 for Mrs. Minnie Long, 69, of rural Hardin at the Indian Creek Church of Christ with the Rev. Wilson Ramsey officiating. Burial was in Indian Creek cemetery. Her death occurred on 9 April at Alton Memorial hospital. She was born 25 Oct. 1908 in Hamburg, the daughter of Willis Braid and Mary Buchanan Blackorby. Her survivors include her husband, Spencer Long; four Daughters, Vernita Dunham and Betty Fugate, both of Fieldon, Joyce Bland of Brighton and Lois Charlton of Hardin; five sons, Paul W. of Jerseyville, Edward of Baylis, Herbert of Pittsfield, Spencer O. and Howard Wayne of Hardin; 31 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. Two sisters, Elsie Devening of Fieldon and Margaret Cappel of Godfrey; two brothers, Harvey of Bevier, MO. and Leon of Jerseyville.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 1957: “Rites held for Long infant”: Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home Sat. afternoon, 29 Jun. at two o’clock for Opal Maria Long, four day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Long of Dow. Rev. Gilder Lee Harris, pastor of the Bethel, Elsah and Salem Methodist churches, officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Opal Maria died Friday morning, 28 Jun. at 4:30 o’clock at the Memorial hospital in Alton where her birth occurred on Monday, 24 Jun. Surviving the baby in addition to her parents are one brother, David Long, of Dow, her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Egid Leppla of Mannheim, Germany, and her paternal great uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Graham of Dow.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, undated: “Rites will be held today for Long infant”: Brief services will be held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home this afternoon, Thursday, 3 Feb. at four o’clock for Paul Edward Long, Jr., infant son of Paul E. and Nettie Ferris Long of this city. Rev. M. Edwards Breed, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The baby was born prematurely Tuesday, 1 Feb. at 9:05 am; and died Wed. afternoon 2 Feb, at 2:30 o’clock at Christian Welfare Premature Center in East St. Louis where he was moved shortly after birth. Surviving Paul Edward, jr. in addition to his parents is his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Long of Jerseyville.


LONG. Jerseyville Republican, 25 Jan. 1912: Miss Mary Long, 33 years old, died in Essex, Missouri on 19 jan. She was brought to Jerseyville for burial from St. Francis church. She burned to death at her home near Essex while rendering out a kettle of lard. Her clothing caught fire and she was seriously burned. She removed from Jersey county to Essex, Missouri about two years ago.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 1959: “Walter Long of Brighton died Sunday”: Walter C. Long, Sr., 76, of Brighton, for many years a resident of Jerseyville, died at 4:40 Sunday morning at his home in Brighton. He had been in failing health for three months and had been hospitalized for about two weeks in October. Mr. Long was born 30 Nov. 1883, in Jersey county, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long. His marriage to Miss Ina hunter of Jerseyville took place on 9 Dec. 1916. The couple lived in Alton for a short period. Later they lived and farmed in Jerseyville community and in Chesterfield, and in 1939 moved to Brighton where for twelve years he was watchman for the village. At the time his health began to fail, he was employed at the Brighton Water Works. The decedent was a member of the Brighton Presbyterian church. Survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Rollin Orr of East Alton, Mrs. Pearly HanoldOf Brighton, and Mrs. Herber Moore, Jr. of Shipman, and two sons, Senior Chief Quartermaster William C. Long, an instructor at the Illinois. …rest of obituary is missing.


LONG. Republican Examiner, Nov. 1889: Delhi – Uncle Peter Long died on 2 Nov. Funeral was at Delhi school house by Rev. Spainhour; burial in Van Horne cemetery. He was born in France in 1825; came to Jersey county in 1850 and settled on farm where he died. He was married twice, both wives are dead and buried in the same cemetery with him. One child was born to the first wife and five to the latter and all of them attended their father’s funeral. He has seen and killed the deer which run over the farm where he died. He was a kind, pleasant old man and was for peace on most any terms and in his last pillow we shall place no thorns.


LONG. Jersey County Democrat, 11 July 1918: Mrs. A. C. Robb received word Friday of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Jane Long of Brookfield, Missouri, formerly of Jerseyville. The funeral was held in Brookfield. Remains were brought to Jerseyville to Oak Grove cemetery beside her son.


LONG. Jerseyville Republican, Oct. 1911: Albert E. Long died at his home in eastern part of Jerseyville, Sunday 1 Oct. 1911, aged 39 years. Funeral from M.E. church with Rev. Markman. Services at cemetery in charge of Steelman Camp No. 3410 MWA.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 23 Jan. 1950: Frank Long, 86, of Jerseyville, born in Lafayette Co., Missouri in the vicinity frequented by Jesse James, died at St. Anthony’s infirmary in Alton. Mr. Long, a retired farmer, used to tell of visits Jesse made in the home of his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Long and recalled that on one occasion he left a $5 bill under his plate after he had eaten there. Surviving are two sons; Robert of Jerseyville, James of Canton; two foster children, Mrs. William H. Weber of Jerseyville and Melvin Walker, Jr. of Alton; two grandchildren.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 6 Dec. 1983: the funeral of Berniece A. Long, 72, was held Wednesday afternoon at Airsman-Hires funeral home in Carrollton with the Rev. Terry Turner officiating. She died at 5:20 pm on 13 Nov. at Greenwood Manor nursing home in Jerseyville. She was born in Greene county, daughter of the late Clem and Ida Scoggins Talley. She married Fred Long in 1931; he died in 1978. She is survived by five Daughters, Dorothy Walker of Rockbridge, Ida Bridgewater of Carrollton, Paula Wieneke of Golden Eagle, Bonnie Klunk of Alton and Phyllis Tuey of Metropolis; a son, Fred Jr. of East Alton; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and two brothers, Virgil Talley of Carrollton and Donald Talley of Glendora, Calif. Burial was in Carrollton city cemetery. The Carrollton Assembly of God Church of which she was a member, or the Deaconess Hospital Hemodialysis Indigent Fund were named as memorials.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 26 Nov. 1986: Greenfield – Elsie L. Long, 84, died at 3:35 pm Thursday 27 Nov. 1986 at Robings Manor in Brighton. She was born in Macoupin county, daughter of the late Isaac D. and Maude (Edwards) Maberry. She was married to Ed Olston, who preceded her in death, and then Avery Long, who also preceded her in death. Surviving are five daughters; Opal Meldi of Wilsonville, Mae Farmer and Marjorie Scott, both of Wood River, Clara Smith of Spring Valley and Nadine Rhodes of Godfrey; a son, Lonnie Long of Greenfield; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Beaulah Peacock of Florida; and three brothers, Harvey Maberry of Carlinville, Jessie Maberry of Hettick and Henry Maberry of Champaign. Visitation will begin at 4 pm Sat. at Shields Memorial Home in Greenfield. Services will be conducted at 2 pm Sunday at Bethlehem Tabernacle in Greenfield with Rev. Loyd Younkin officiating. Burial will be at Oak Wood cemetery in Greenfield. The church has been designated for memorials.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 10 Aug. 1972: “Jas. Long, Ex-sheriff, dies”: James L. Long, Sheriff of Jersey county from 1938 to 1942, died at four-thirty o’clock Monday afternoon at the Jersey Comm. Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services for the former county official will be held at one-thirty o’clock this (Thursday) afternoon at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with Rev. James Pepper officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery where committal rites will be under the auspices of Worthey Post, American Legion. Mr. Long was born in Jerseyville, 27 Mar. 1896, a son of the late James L. and Martha E. Stringer Long. He was in military service during World War I. For several years Mr. Long was manager of the County Farm, northwest of Jerseyville, and later engaged in the grocery business operating the Economy Market in connection with his residence at 309 Franklin Street, Jerseyville.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 14 Jan. 1971: “Rites held Sunday for Thos. Long”: Final services for Thomas Long, 71, of Jerseyville whose death occurred at 11:25 am Friday at his home in Mississippi township were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the First Baptist church in Jerseyville. Rev. Carlton Christenson officiated at the rites with interment in Oak Grove cemetery. Born 23 Sep. 1899 in Jersey county, he was the son of Thomas and Mary Pickerel Long. At one time he was a foreman at the International Shoe Factory. Mr. Long was a member of the United States Trotting Association. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Long; one daughter, Mrs. Vincent Heitzig of Jerseyville; two sons, Richard Long of Los Angeles, Calif. and Kenneth Long of Jerseyville; two stepsons, John England of Medora and William Bushnell of Roodhouse; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and a brother, Orville Long. His parents, one son, and two brothers preceded him in death. Visitation hours were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 13 Jan. 1972: “Final rites Saturday for Orville Long”: Final services for Orville Long, 80, of route three, Jerseyville were conducted Saturday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers funeral home by Rev. M. Edwards Breed. His death occurred on 5 Jan. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. A World War I veteran, he was born 30 July 1891 in Jerseyville, a son of Thomas and Minerva Pickerel Long. Mr. Long had been an employee of the former Luer Bros at Alton. Among his survivors are two nieces, Mrs. Allen Parsell and Mrs. Vincent Heitzig, and two nephews, Paul E. Long and Kenneth Long, all of Jerseyville. Visitation was held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home. Services were in charge of Worthey Post American Legion and VFW.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 21 Nov. 1974: funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Lenora Long, 81, of 112 Snedeker ave., Jerseyville, were held Monday afternoon, 18 Nov. at Jacoby Funeral home with the Rev. Dorcie Hill officiating. She died at 9:30 pm on 15 Nov. at Garnet’s Chateau nursing home. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. She was born 25 Dec. 1892 in Greene county, a daughter of Phillip L. and Clara Freeman Plato. Mrs. Long was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge and Senior Citizens, Jerseyville. She was an employee of the former International Shoe Co., Jerseyville branch. Her survivors are her husband, Clyde of Jerseyville; a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Myrtle) Crotchett of Kane; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, Howard Plato, Jerseyville. Her parents and a sister preceded her in death. The family designated the Healing Waters Temple Building Fund as a memorial.


LONG. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Adeline Long, 89, died at 4:05 pm Saturday, 25 Mar. 1989 at Jersey Comm. Hospital in Jerseyville. Mrs. Long retired as head cashier from Graham Leader Department Store in St. Louis after 15 years of service. Born in Pittsfield, her parents were the late Edward and Neltina (Bodine) Renoud. She married Harry W. Long, in 1936 in Pittsfield. He preceded her in death, in addition to a child and a sister. A brother, Albert Renoud of Jerseyville, survives. Visitation is 4-6 pm today and services at 2 pm Tuesday at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. The Rev. Dan Harry will officiate. Burial is in Grimes-Neeley cemetery near Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to a charity of one’s choice.


LONG. Unknown newspaper, 2 Mar. 1978: services for Clyde Loran Long, 92, of 112 Snedeker, Jerseyville were held at 3 pm on 2 March at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Dorcie Hill officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. His death occurred at 12:15 pm on 28 Feb. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. He had been a general caretaker and was a member of the Woodman of the World. He was born 5 July 1885 in Jerseyville, a son of James L. and Mary Spriggs Long. His survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Myrtle) Crotchett of Kane; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edward ( Nora) Moore of Fidelity and Mrs. Artha Vinson of Godfrey. His wife, the former Elsie Lenora Plato, parents, two brothers and five sisters preceded him in death. The family has designated the Healing Waters Temple as a memorial.


LONGWELL. Unknown newspaper, May 1897: David Longwell, a carpenter, 77 years old, hanged himself by rope in a wagon shed at the farm of his nephew, James Stirrat. He wrote a farewell to his relatives written on an old weather stained shingle. He had written his last words on it with a pencil as follows “This is to certify that, I, David Longwell, hanged myself. Give Mary my best regards, all I asked was for $5 as my hour was come.” David Longwell, Esq. Mary is the name of his sister and he had asked her for $5, but she feared he wanted it for drink and refused to give it to him.


LONGWELL. Unknown newspaper, July 1897: Charley Longwell, son of Arch Longwell of Fidelity, died of lock-jaw at St. John’s hospital in St. Louis. Burial was at Fidelity.


LOOPER. Unknown newspaper, 1983: services for Harold J. Looper, 63, formerly of Wood River, were conducted at Airsman-Hires funeral home in Carrollton with burial in the Carrollton city cemetery. He died at 6 am, 12 Mar. at Reisch Memorial Nursing Home in Carrollton. Born in Greene county, he was a son of the late Jesse and Velma Scott Looper. The World War II navy veteran was a pipefitter with Alton Local 553 for 25 years, retiring in 1971. His survivors are his wife, the former Charolotte Robinson whom he married 18 May 1941 in St. Charles, Co.; a daughter, Kathaleen Rowe of Meadowbrook; three grandchildren; a Sister, Erma Jean Swarrington of Jerseyville and two brothers, Elmer of Jerseyville and Carol of St. Charles, MO. The Jerseyville Masonic Lodge 394 conducted rites and the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 553 assembled at the funeral home Sunday evening. Memorials may be made to the cemetery fund.


LOOPER. Unknown newspaper, 24 Jan. 1984: former Jerseyville resident Carl Edmond Looper, 59, died at 11:30 pm Sunday in fulton, MO. Where he was residing. He was a native of Carrollton, son of the late Jesse and Velma Looper. Surviving are a Daughter, Bonnie Keltner of Modesto; two granddaughters; a sister, Irma Swarington of White Hall; and a brother, Elmer of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 pm Wed. at baue funeral home in St. Charles, MO, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 am Thursday. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.


LOOPER. Unknown newspaper, 29 Apr. 1971: “Looper rites in Missouri”: Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Looper, 73, of Overland, Missouri, formerly of Medora and Calhoun, were held Friday at the Overland Church of Christ with burial there. Her death occurred 21 Apr. at the Missouri Baptist hospital in St. Louis. Her survivors include her husband, Orville Looper; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Wiegand of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Cecil Haney of Overland; two sons, Rolland of Texas and Bill, USAF who is stationed in Germany; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The cancer fund was designated as a memorial.


LOOPER. Unknown newspaper, 6 Mar. 1984: Jerseyville– Donald R. Looper, 45, was pronounced dead at 7:50 am Monday following an accident on Route 267, south of Jerseyville. He was a salesman for Central Hardware and was a Master Sergeant retired from the U.S. Army in 1978. He was a combat engineer and a Vietnam veteran. Born in Jerseyville, son of Elmer Looper of Jerseyville and Lucille (Waters) Brown of San Pablo, Calif, he married the former Sharon Russell on 4 Apr. 1959 in Jerseyville. Besides his parents and wife, surviving are three daughters, Kim Schneider and Donna Crader, both of Jerseyville and Sherrie Looper at home; a grandchild; a brother, Elmer of Bunker Hill; and a sister, Carolyn McDonald of Fosterburg. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 pm Wed. at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville and the funeral will be there at 11 am Thursday with the Rev. Robert Broeder officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery where Fort Leonardwood will conduct full military rites. Memorials may be made to the heart association and s.i.d.s. research. A coroner’s inquest is pending.


LOPER. Unknown newspaper, 1906: T. L. Loper, a well known citizen and business man of Medora, expired Friday morning at his home in that place at 7 am. He had been ill of neuralgia of the heart for two weeks past, but was convalescent sufficiently to go up to his grocery store Thursday. Friday morning when his daughter called him he awoke bright and seemingly well, but as he did not leave his room for sometime, she went to call him again and found her father dead. Mr. Loper had been in the grocery business in Medora over 20 years. He is survived by a widow and three daughters. The funeral was held Sunday at 2 pm at the Medora Baptist church, Rev. J. W. Harnley officiating.


LOPER. Jersey county news, 24 Nov. 1927: Melvin Twitchell Loper, son of George and Sarah Loper, born at Summerville, IL on 11 Sep. 1845 was married to Lucinda C. Hayward 11 April 1867 who preceded her husband in death on 14 Mar. 1901. The following children were born: Roy M. Loper of St. Louis, MO; Ethel E., deceased; Edith Goodwin of Medora, IL; and Nellie Reno of Washington, D.C. During early married life Mr. and Mrs. Loper joined Mt. Pleasant Baptist church of Medora. For the last 20 years, Mr. Loper has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Edison Goodwin, who has so faithfully administered to him during his illness. He leaves besides his son and two daughters, 12 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Allie Eastham of Wood River, IL; and one brother, Sabian W. Loper of Summerville.


LORAINE. Unknown newspaper, Dec. 1949: John R. Loraine, a farmer in this community for many years, died in Jerseyville Sunday morning, 4 dec, at seven-five o’clock following a period of illness. The deceased was a son of the late James and Martha Fields Loraine and was born in Missouri, 19 Sep. 1870. His age at the time of his death was seventy-nine years, two months and fifteen days. Mr. Loraine is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Pickerel of Jerseyville; one son, Lester T. Loraine of Jerseyville; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home Tues, 6 Dec. at one-thirty o’clock. The Rev. Gerald Grotey officiated and interment was in American Legion cemetery.


LORAINE. Unknown newspaper, 29 Aug. 1974: Funeral rites were held 25 Aug. for Lester Thomas Loraine, 71, of 515 Leavett Street in Jerseyville. Loraine died 23 Aug. at St. Joseph’s hospital in Alton. He was born in Madison county on 26 Apr. 1903, the son of John Loraine (mother’s name unknown). He was a retired custodian of Jersey Comm. High school. His wife preceded him in death. Rev. R. E. George officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Loraine is survived by one son, Derald Loraine of collinsville, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ethel Pickerell of Jerseyville and a niece, Mrs. Betty Simpson of Jerseyville as well as several other nieces and nephews.


LORCH. Unknown newspaper, 20 Feb. 1975: John Joseph Lorch, 67, of Dow died from injuries suffered when he fell headlong off a scaffold at the Dow Baptist church shortly after noon Tues, 17 Feb. He was pronounced dead on arrival at 1 pm at the Jersey Comm. Hospital. He was born 16 May 1907 in Alton, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Phillip Lorch. Lorch, a machinist at Shell Oil Co., was a member of the Dow Baptist church. His survivors are his widow, Margaret M. Warner Lorch; one daughter, Mrs. Oliver (Patsy) Kanyo of Godfrey; a son, Jon Lorch of Liberty, MO; three grandchildren; one brother, Harold Lorch of Grafton; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Haas of Alton and Mrs. Alberta Riddens of Rockford. One son preceded him in death. The funeral was held at Jacoby Funeral home Wed. morning, 19 Feb. with the Rev. John Kleeman officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery in East Newbern.


LORSBACH. Unknown newspaper, undated: a funeral mass for William Lorsbach, 86, 306 W. Prairie, Jerseyville was celebrated Wed. at St. Francis Xavier church with father Patrick Morrow as celebrant. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. His death occurred at 12:15 pm on 20 Feb. at D’adrian Gardens nursing home. Born 20 Jan. 1897 in Hardin, he was a son of William and Barbara Woelfel Lorsbach and had farmed. His survivors are one Son, Gale Lorsbach of Bloomington, Minn.; two daughters, Barbara Ray of Jerseyville and Imogene Waters of Litchfield; four brothers, George and John of Hardin, Frank of St. Louis, Lester of Alton, Ark; and five sisters, Anna Gregory, Gertrude Archer, Jenny White and Alice Tolivar, all of St. Louis and Esther Holzworth of Hardin; 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Loreene Alta Bottoms who died 3 Sep. 1972, parents, one brother and three sisters. The rosary was recited at Jacoby Funeral home.


LORSBACH. Unknown newspaper, 7 Sep. 1972: Mass of the resurrection was celebrated at St. Francis Xavier church by Father R. T. Shea at ten o’clock Wed. morning for Mrs. Alta Loreene Lorsbach of 212 East Arch, Jerseyville, whose death occurred at eight thirty o’clock Sunday morning at the Jersey Comm. Hospital. Burial was in St. Francis cemetery. Visitation was held at the Jacoby Brothers funeral home where the rosary was recited Tuesday night. Mrs. Lorsbach, a daughter of the late Richard and Wilma Wade Bottom, was born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and her age at the time of death was seventy-two years, five months and seven days. Surviving her are her husband, William F. Lorsbach of Jerseyville; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Imogene) Waters of Litchfield, Mrs. George (Barbara) Ray, Jerseyville; one Son, Gale Lorsbach, Minneapolis, Minnesota; ten grandchildren; one brother, Clarence Bottom of Flint, Michigan; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Bode of O’kean, Arkansas, Mrs. Gertrude Dean of Truman, Arkansas, Mrs. Jesse England of Harrisburg, Arkansas, and Mrs. Lois Stull of Flint, Michigan.


LORTON. Unknown newspaper, May 1986: Fred W. Lorton, 80, of Carrollton, died at 11:50 am Wed. 23 April at Jersey Comm. Hospital in Jerseyville. He was born in Jersey county and was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Maude (Varble) Lorton, and his step mother, Bessie (Scoggins) Lorton. He had retired from farming and married the former Edna Brandt on 23 Jan. 1928 in Edwardsville. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mabel Driver of Carrollton; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three brothers, George Lorton, Sr. of Jerseyville, Floyd Lorton of Alton and Ralph Lorton of Quincy; and two Sisters, Grace Curtright and Ada Busch, both of Eldred. Visitation was at Airmans Hires funeral home in Carrollton, where services were conducted with Rev. Manerd Aden officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead cemetery, southwest of Carrollton.


LOTSHAW. Unknown newspaper, undated: While playfully following behind a manure spreader, Bonnie, the 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lotshaw of near Brighton, Friday afternoon, 10 July, was struck on the head and arm by the metal prongs of the beater and succumbed to her injuries the following Sunday.


LOTT. Jerseyville Republican, 23 Jan. 1919: Mrs. Johanna Lott died Wed, 15 Jan. at the home of her daughter, Miss Alice Cooper at Kingfisher, Okla. Mrs. Lott was the only sister of W. H. H. Houghtlin, Sr. of Jerseyville.


LOTT. Unknown newspaper, 29 Mar. 1973: Graveside services were conducted Wednesday morning at Oak Grove cemetery for Tina Marie Lott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Lott of Jerseyville, who died at Alton memorial hospital an hour after birth on 26 march. Rev. Everett Chambers, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated. In addition to her parents she is survived by two brothers, Brad Allen Lott, 5, and Chad Edward Lott, 2. Mrs. Lott is the former Joetta Marie Eisler. Gubser funeral home was in charge of arrangements.


LOUX. Republican Examiner, 1 Jan. 1886: died at her home five miles east of Jerseyville on 27 Dec. 1885, Mrs. Susan (Wooden) Loux, late wife of Jacob S. Loux, aged 53 years. Funeral from home. Rev. C. H. Moscrip from Baptist church.


LOVELL. Jersey County Democrat, 13 Aug. 1891: The body of Henry C. Lovell, who died in Washington City, arrived here for burial. He leaves widow and five children. Funeral ceremonies held at grave in Oak Grove cemetery, with Rev. Tyson. Widow and family will make their home in this city. He was aged 50 years; came to Jerseyville in 1867 and clerked for Vandervoort. In 1878, he went to Washington and entered treasury department as a clerk. He served two years in the army and was wounded twice. He has drawn pension of $12 a month. He was married 18 Sep. 1871 to Miss Hattie Warren, daughter of judge George E. Warren. Mrs. Lovell has rented the Eaton property at corner of Exchange and Washington Streets.


LOVELL. Unknown newspaper, 1922: Among the out of people who were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Harriet Lovell held from the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon, 3 Jan, were Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hale and sons, Jack and Sterling of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. George Lovell, sons Warren and Billy and daughter, Jane, of Webster Groves, Mo.; Dr. Frank A. Lovell, Miss Myrtle Binneweis of Chicago; Mrs. Ralph Sample of Webster Groves, Mo.; Dr. and Mrs. H. W. Rich of St. Louis; Mrs. John Christy of Alton and Wm. G. Christy of St. Louis.


LOVELL. Alton Telegraph, 22 Sep. 1985: Shipman – Ruby Viola Lovell, 87, died at 12:17 pm Monday at VIP Manor in Wood River. Born in Dixon, Tenn., daughter of the late Joseph and Lydia (Bear) Nelson, she married Robert Taylor Lovell in 1915, and he died in 1963. She was a secretary for Lovell Coal and Ice Co., in Alton, which she and her husband operated. Surviving are eight daughters, Margaret Frenz of Palmyra, Mildred Strunk of Meodra, Lou Sunderland of Godfrey, Grace Welton of Nilwood, Jessie Vidakovich of East Alton, Mary Van Deveer of Ventura, Calif., Ann Erwin of Shipman and Sue Reilly of Camdenton, Mo.; five Sons, Bob, Frank, and Dean, All of Roxana, Don of Linncreek, MO, and Joe of Litchfield; 42 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; and 12 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm today at Warner-Targhetta funeral home in Shipman where services will be conducted at 10 am Wednesday with the Rev. Clarence Cawvey officiating. Burial will be in the Hettick cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Church of the Nazarene in Carlinville, where she was a member.


LOVEN. Unknown newspaper, 19 Jun. 1982: The funeral of Mrs. Mary L. Loven, 88, who died 10 Jun. at Harlingen, Tex., was held at the Buck Ashcraft Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Andy Odom officiating. Burial was in Mont Meta Memorial Park, San Benito, Tex. She is survived by two Daughters, Judy Well of Jerseyville and Sarah Frances Lunceford of Athens, Tex.; two sons, John W. Loven of Harlingen, Tex.; and Charles A. Loven of Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Crosswhite, Harlingen, Tex.; and a brother, Wince Bean of Artesia, N.M.


LOWDER. Jersey County Democrat, 29 May 1890: George W. Lowder, Sr., one of the oldest pioneer residents, died 20 May at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. N. Squier in Alton at age of 86. Born 25 July 1804 in Harlin county, Kentucky, he was left an orphan at the age of 10. He acquired a business education by going to school in winter and working on farms in summer. He came to Illinois in 1824 and married Alpha Whisman in 1828. He was elected County Clerk of Jersey county for 14 years. He leaves five children, twenty grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. News item: Mathew, George, and William Lowder, J. D. Lowder and wife, J. N. Squier and wife of Alton and M. Tiggen and wife of Waverly, were here for the funeral of George Lowder.


LOWDER. Unknown newspaper, 6 Dec. 1983: The funeral of Daisy V. Lowder, 93, who has resided at the Jerseyville care center for several years, was held 2 Dec. at Gubser funeral home with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memorial Park. She died at 10:50 pm 29 Nov. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. She was born 14 Feb. 1890 in Jerseyville, daughter of John and Elizabeth Gunterman Bland. Her survivors are three sons, Robert H. Lowder of Elsah, Ray E. Lowder of Brighton and John Douglas Lowder of Jerseyville; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lowder, who died on 12 Feb. 1967, two brothers and three sisters.


LOWDER. Unknown newspaper, 18 Jan. 1983: The funeral of Doris E. Lowder, 58, 309 David Lane, Brighton, will be conducted at 1 pm 18 Jan. at Gubser funeral home by the Rev. William W. Hessler with burial in Valhalla Memorial Park. She died at 12:10 pm 13 Jan. at Greenwood Manor nursing home. She was born 1 July 1924 in Staunton, a daughter of Edna Baum Lloyd of Staunton and the late Dan Robert Lloyd. Her survivors are her husband, Ray Edward Lowder whom she married 12 Oct. 1946 in Jerseyville; a daughter, Pat Fite, Shipman; two Sons, Denny Lowder, Brighton, and Jess Lowder, at home; four grandchildren; three Sisters, Flora Lowder of Elsah, Bonnie Valenti of Chicago and Joyce Piazza of Joliet. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Monday at Gubser funeral home. A coroner’s inquiry is pending.


Gracie LOWE, May 30, 1880, age 9 years. From Jersey County Democrat, July 8, 1880.


Ray LOWE, June 15, 1880, age 3 years, 6 months. From Jersey County Democrat, July 8, 1880.


LOWE. Jersey County Democrat, Sep. 1907: Frank I. Lowe, son of Judge R. I. Lowe, born in Jersey county on 29 Jan. 1855, died at age of 52 years. He married Fannie E. Bridges, 25 Dec. 1877. Two children were born to them: Nellie V., formerly wife of Adam Haynes and Mabel E., now Mrs. Houston, living in St. Paul. His first wife died 6 Feb. 1883. His present wife was a niece of the first wife. Six children were born to them, two girls and a boy died and two girls and a boy are living. He was despondent over family troubles and took his own life. Rev. W. H. Jordan officiated with burial in Oak Grove cemetery.


LOWE. Republican Examiner, 9 Feb. 1883: Mrs. Frank Lowe, nee Fannie Bridges, died. Funeral from Baptist church. She leaves husband, two children; a brother and a sister.


LOWE. Jersey County News, 1931: Theodore Lowe died in Canada. He was the son of Isaac and Helen Davis Lowe.


LOWE. Jersey County Democrat , 10 Apr. 1884: Mrs. Sarah Lowe, wife of Judge R. I. Lowe, died of neuralgia of the stomach. She became ill while in and went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Nutt, near fairgrounds. The funeral was held from home. Her name was Williamson. She was the daughter of Penelope and Abraham Williamson, born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey on 1 Jan. 1819. She was 65 years old.


LOWE. Unknown newspaper, 31 July 1884: Mrs. Mary C. Lowe, wife of A. W. Lowe, died at the age of 37 years. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church. She was Mary Cooper, daughter of Abraham and Maria Cooper. She Married A. W. Lowe on 3 Oct. 1866. Two children born to them died of scarlet fever.


LOWE. Jersey County Democrat, 16 May 1889: Judge Richard I. Lowe died at his home northeast of Jerseyville. He was born in Somerset County, New Jersey on 6 May 1802. He was 87 years of age. In 1847 he came to Jersey county. He married Mary Dinsborough in 1828. One child was born: Theodosia, now wife of Richard Nutt. Wife died 1 Dec. 1833 at Ringoes, New Jersey. He married Sarah Williamson of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Eleven children were born, six of whom are living: Abram, Isaac, Mary, John, Frank and Augustus. Mrs. Lowe died on 7 April 1884. Judge Lowe was elected county judge in 1861. His first vote was cast for Andrew Jackson. When this state was new, he bought 700 acres of land and built a fine home. The funeral was from home with Rev. Tyson.


LOWE. Jerseyville Republican, Mar. 1911: Forence Worthington, daughter of Nathan L. and Eleanor McClelland was born in Louisville, Kentucky on 31 Mar. 1858. She died at Baptist hospital in St. Louis at the age of 53 years. Her mother died when she was but a girl and she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Evans, an aunt and uncle, by whom she was reared. With her foster parents she came to Jerseyville, Ill. In 1867 when she was nine years old. She was educated in the Jersey schools and studied in the Atheneum at Jacksonville, Ill. Where she graduated. She married Abram W. Lowe on 1 Jan. 1885. Two children were Born: Dickinson Evans and a daughter, Sarah Louise who died in infancy. She leaves husband and son and an aged father who resides near Des Moines, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Judson Lewis of Pomona, Calif.; an uncle R.j. Dickinson, Toulon, Ill; an aunt, Mrs. Phoebe A. Cone of Jerseyville. On 5 Jan. 1863, Mrs. Lowe, along with her foster parents, presented letters from the Rushville, Ill. Presbyterian church so that before she was nine years of age she had publicly professed her love for her savior. The funeral was from the Presbyterian church with burial in Oak Grove cemetery; Rev. W. H. Jordan. With many hindrances she pressed bravely forward, shrinking from no task because it was difficult. For years she was organist or pianist in the sabbath school; also a teacher in Sunday school. When a class of boys had reached manhood and scattered out she began again with another class.


LOWE. Jerseyville Republican, Aug. 1912: Abram W. Lowe died at home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fulkerson, three miles north of Jerseyville on Sat., 3 Aug. 1912 at the age of 73 years. The funeral was from the home with Rev. W. S. Neeley. Related item: Jerseyville Republican, 24 Aug. 1911: a birthday celebration and family reunion was held at the home of Squire Edward Lowe in Rosedale township, Monday, 21 August. It was the 75th birthday of Mr. Lowe’s. He has resided in the western part of Jersey county for many years.


LOWE. Democrat News, 19 Sep. 1968: Mrs. Caroline Lowe died at her home, 305 S. Lafayette Street. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery in Upper Alton. She was daughter of late Charles and Sarah Hadnut Rucicil, born in Know county, Missouri. She was 77 years of age. She leaves a brother, Fred L. Rucicil of Tullege, Missouri and a niece, Mrs. Frank Hardy of Jerseyville.


LOWE. Unknown newspaper, Apr. 1955: “Six sons are casket bearers for Mrs. Lowe”: Six sons were casket bearers at the funeral of Mrs. Bernice Frances Lowe, wife of Harry Lowe of Wood River, held Thursday afternoon, 7 April at the Assembly of God church in Wood River. Rev. M. M. Brewer, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Raymond White, pastor of the General Baptist church in East Alton, officiated at the services and burial was in Upper Alton cemetery. The sons serving as casket bearers were Robert, Kenneth, Marvin, Thomas, Albert and William Lowe. The death of Mrs. Lowe occurred at the Wood River township hospital where she had been a patient for a few days. She had been in ill health for several weeks. Mrs. Lowe was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Slaten and was born at Rosedale on 16 Apr. 1894. She was married 29 May 1915 at Hillsboro to Harry Lowe and nearly all of her married life had been spent in Alton and Wood River. Surviving the decedent in addition to her husband are her six sons, Robert, Marvin, Albert, Thomas, and William of Wood River, Kenneth L. of Forest Homes; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline McDonough of South Roxana, Mrs. Nadine Klunk of Dow, and Mrs. Frances Graziana of Wood River; one sister, Mrs. … rest of obituary is missing.


LOWE. Jerseyville Republican, Dec. 1911: Edward Preston Lowe was born 21 Aug. 1836 in St. Louis, Missouri where he spent his boyhood days. He graduated from Liggett’s Commercial College of St. Louis and Oakfield German School of Oakfield, Missouri. The family moved to Jersey county in the fall of 1853. He was married on 4 Jun. 1865 to Edith Whitten, the daughter of his nearest neighbor. Four children were born: Richard L., Francis A., Charles E. and Harry M. They and the mother survive. He moved his family to Calhoun county, Ill. In 1868 and engaged in mercantile business until 1875. They moved back to Jersey county and farming at farm near Nutwood, Ill. He was 75 years of age.


LOWE. Unknown newspaper, 26 Jun. 1969: ” Mrs. Lowe killed in collision”: Mrs. Virginia Lee Lowe of Cottage Hills, 23, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Shandrow of Grafton, was killed at 5:30 pm on 18 June when the car in which she was riding with her sister, Luella, was involved in a head-on collision at St. Ambrose Street and Route 111 in Godfrey. Mrs. Lowe was pronounced dead on arrival at Alton memorial hospital. Miss Shandrow, 20, driver of the car, remains in critical condition at Alton Memorial hospital, and Mrs. Lowe’s step Daughters, Jackie, 7, and Valerie, 9, who were passengers in the car, were not seriously hurt. According to reports, the Shandrow car was westbound on Route 111 when it went out of control, jumped the center curb into the east bound lane, and into the path of the car driven by Patricia Banks, 42, of Alton, who was also seriously hurt. Mrs. Lowe was born 13 Nov. 1945 in Alton, the daughter of Carl and Erma Proudst Shandrow. She was a secretary at an engineering firm. She was a member of the Grafton Methodist church. Mrs. Lowe is survived by her husband, Wayne of Cottage Hills, parents and sister, Luella of Grafton and her step daughters, Jackie and Valerie Lowe. Funeral services for Mrs. Lowe were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home Sat. afternoon at 3:00 o’clock. Rev. Charles Ulverling of Grafton officiated and interment was in the Cresswell Cemetery at Golden Eagle. Visitation hours were held at the funeral home. Miss Shandrow’s condition is improved according to reports received Wednesday morning and the girls are expected to be released from the hospital this weekend.


LOWE. Unknown newspaper, 18 Dec. 1969: “John Lowe dies in Arkansas”: Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at Jacoby Brothers funeral home for John Darby Lowe, 75, whose death occurred 10 Dec. in Springdale, Arkansas, where he resided. Rev. M. Edwards Breed officiated at the rites and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. A retired postal employee, he was born in Jersey county, a son of John and Elva Darby Lowe. Mr. Lowe was a member of the Presbyterian church and a veteran of World War I. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sinnie Wiley Lowe; one son, John William Lowe of St. Louis; two brothers, Richard Lowe and Lester Lowe of Roswell, New Mexico; and two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Fulkerson and Mrs. Forence White of Jerseyville. Visitation hour were held at the funeral home. The family designated the cancer fund as a memorial.


LOWE. Unknown newspaper, 10 April 1969: “Harry M. Lowe, former Jersey resident, dies”: Harry M. Lowe, 425 North Sixth Street, Wood River, died at twelve-fifteen o’clock, Monday noon at Wood River township hospital where he had been moved by ambulance at six o’clock that morning. Mr. Lowe was an uncle of Mrs. Elmer Grafford of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held at one o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Marks funeral home and burial was in the Brighton cemetery. A son of the late Edward D. and Edith Whitten Lowe whose home was at Nutwood, Mr. Lowe spent the earlier part of his life in Jersey county. At one time both Mr. Lowe and his wife, the former Lola Elliott of Brighton, taught school in Jersey county. Later he was employed in the Fieldon bank and then moved to Wood River where he had employment with Western Cartridge Company. He had been a semi-invalid for the past eleven years. His survivors are his wife and nieces and nephews.


LOWERY. Unknown newspaper, 19 Jan. 1982: “Anthony J. Lowery & Brigid Lowery”: A funeral mass was celebrated at the Assumption Catholic church in O’fallon, Missouri for Anthony J. Lowery, Jr., 49, and his wife, Brigid Lowery, 50, of O’fallon who were pronounced dead on arrival on 7 Jan. at St. Joseph’s hospital in St. Charles, MO. following an automobile accident. He was born in St. Louis county, son of Bess White of Bradenton, Fla. and the late Anthony J. Lowery, Sr. Lowery was president of the Cadmus Corporation in St. Charles. His wife was born in Jersey county, the daughter of Mary Novotny of Jerseyville and the late Frank Novotny. In addition to their mothers, three sons survive, Anthony III, Hugh M. and Patrick R., all of O’fallon, MO. Lowery is also survived by a sister, Jacqueline Worster. Also surviving Mrs. Lowery are a brother, George Novotny of Jerseyville; six sisters, Josephine Roth, Katherine Wiener, Lillian and Frances Novotny, all of Jerseyville, Helen Manns of Godfrey and Anna Carter of Wood River. Memorials may be made to St. Barnabas Catholic church building fund.


LOWIS. Jerseyville Republican, Mar. 1911: Lillie Lowis, daughter of Gottleib and Mary Birkenmayer, born near Jerseyville, Ill. On 5 Aug. 1865, died at home near Piasa. Her father, mother, and sister, Minnie, age 24, are deceased. She married Charles Lowis on 29 Sep. 1898. One child was born, Edmond. After marriage she joined M.E. church at Piasa. She was a member of the choir and ladies aid. Before leaving house for the funeral service, a prayer was offered by district supervisor, Rev. F. H. Knight, who delivered the address at the church from ii cor. 4:18. Quartet composed of Mesdames Cantrill and Waggoner and Messrs. Stout and Odell sang. Burial was in Piasa cemetery. Rev. C. W. Hall.


LOWIS. Unknown newspaper, 10 Aug. 1967: “Russell Lowis dies at home near Medora”: funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon (Friday) at 2:00 o’clock at the Methodist church in Medora for Russell Lowis, 74, who died Tuesday morning at his home near Medora. He had been in failing health for two years. He was born 5 Jan. 1893, the son of the late John and Augusta Wilton Lowis and was a life long resident in Medora. Mr. Lowis, a retired farmer, was president of the Medora cemetery association and a trustee of the Medora Methodist church. He is survived by two sons, Myles of Alton and Ralph of Medora, and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Rhoads and Mrs. Edith Rhoads of Medora and Mrs. Mary Manns of Alton, his wife, the former Mattie Connor, preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Warner funeral home after 4:00 pm today until noon Friday when he will be moved to the Methodist church. Burial will be in the Medora cemetery.


LOWRY. Jerseyville examiner, 19 Mar. 1879: William Lowry, 60 years old, living near Washington school house in Township 8, Range 12, about 7 miles from town, was found dead in that neighborhood on Friday, the 28th, in the woods where he had gone to cut wood. He left a few days before with his axe to chop wood for house use. Not returning, his family supposed he had gone to see some of his children; as he frequently did when he would go off to cut wood. He was found by neighbors.


LOY. Unknown newspaper, 22 Nov. 1976: services for Louis P. Loy, 83, of Dow will be conducted at 1:30 pm on 23 Nov. from Jacoby Brothers funeral home with the Rev. Gil Coultas officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery. His death occurred at 12:10 am on 20 Nov. at Greenwood Manor. A retired farmer, he was born 17 Feb. 1893 in Jerseyville, a son of William and Annie Loy. His wife was the late Lucy Graner. His survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Norman (Gertrude) Parnell of California, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Price of Dow, Mrs. Don (Alice) Ghrist of Pittsfield and Mrs. Milton (Dorothy) Schmidt, Gillespie; two Sons, Woodrow Loy of Jerseyville and Harry Loy of Shipman; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Frank of Jerseyville and George of Greenfield and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Frank and Mrs. Rollie (Zada) Feldjes of Jerseyville. Friends May call at Jacoby Funeral home after 4 pm Monday.


LOY. Unknown newspaper, 15 Jun. 1967: ” Mrs. Iva Loy died Tuesday in Indiana”: Mrs. Iva Jane Platto Loy, whose home was at 716 East Carpenter, this city, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, 13 Jun. at 5 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Miller in Elkhart, Indiana. Mrs. Miller had come to Jerseyville to accompany her mother to Indiana on Sunday. Mrs. Loy had been in failing health but her death came as a surprise to relatives and friends. Visitation hours are being held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home where funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Corcia Hill officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs. Loy was a daughter of the late Phillip and Clara Freeman Platto and was born in Greene county on 21 Oct. 1898. Her age at death was 68 years, 7 months and 22 days. Surviving Mrs. Loy are five daughters, Mrs. John Cunningham of Grafton, Mrs. Everett Jones of Medora, Mrs. Don Zimmerman of Des Plains, Mrs. Frank Miller of Elkhart, Indiana and Mrs. Donald Bradfisch of Wood River; one brother, Howard Platto, and one sister, Mrs. Clyde Long of Jerseyville. She also leaves ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


LOY. Unknown newspaper, 23 Jan. 1975: final rites for Mrs. Ethel Alma Loy, 81, of 1002 Walnut, Jerseyville were held Tuesday afternoon, 21 Jan. at Jacoby Funeral home with the Rev. Earl Clagg officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Her death occurred on 18 Jan. at Alton memorial hospital. Born in Greene county on 28 Feb. 1893, she was a daughter of Leonard and Flora Mains Bridges. Her husband was the late William Oliver Loy. Mrs. Loy was a member of the Bethel Baptist church and World War I auxiliary. She is survived by one son, Oliver Loy, Jr. of Medora and four daughters, Mrs. Lula Brooks of Jerseyville; Mrs. Hazel Young of Kane, Mrs. Flora Wellhausen of Carrollton and Mrs. Theo Koehne of Rockbridge; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a brother, Harley Bridges of Phoenix, Ariz. Her parents, two husbands, two son, two daughters, three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. The family designated the cancer fund and the Bethel Baptist church as memorials.


LOY. Unknown newspaper, 14 Jun. 1973: final services for William Oliver Loy, 85, of 1002 Walnut Street, Jerseyville will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Bethel Baptist church with Rev. Earl Clagg officiating. He died Tuesday evening, 12 Jun. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Friends May call at Jacoby Funeral home after 4:00 o’clock Thursday. Worthey Post American Legion will conduct services. A World War I veteran and retired farmer, he was born 24 July 1887 in Jersey county, a son of William and Annie Portwood Loy. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Bridges Loy; three daughters, Mrs. Leancle (Hazel) Young of Kane, Mrs. R. C. (Flora) Wellhausen of Carrollton and Mrs. Joseph (Theo) Koehne of Rockbridge; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Lula) Brooks of Jerseyville; a son, Oliver Loy, Jr. of Route 1, Medora; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two sister, Mrs. Nellie Frank and Mrs. Rollie (Zada) Feldjes of Jerseyville; and four brothers, Frank Loy of Jerseyville, Louis Loy of Plainview, Tony Loy of Alton and George Loy of Medora. His parents and one daughter preceded him in death.


LOY. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Doris L. Loy, 76, died at 3:05 pm Saturday 11 Apr. 1992 at St. Anthony’s hospital in Alton. Born in Fidelity on 23 Oct. 1915, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Angie (Armstrong) Reed. Her husband, Woodrow Loy, whom she married on 26 Nov. 1936 in Jerseyville, survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Ruth Kroeschel of Medora; two sons, Everett Loy of Alton and Roger Loy of Medora; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Louise Moore of Jerseyville; and a brother, Bill Reed of Springfield. Visitation is from 5 to 8 pm today at Targhetta funeral home in Medora, where services are at 10:30 am Tuesday. The Rev. William Hembrow will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Lawn cemetery in Medora. Memorials may be made to the Medora Unit Ambulance Service Center.


LOY. Unknown newspaper: Medora – Melvin “Jay” Loy, 74, died at 6:29 am Monday, 21 Jan. 1991 at Boyd Memorial hospital, Carrollton. Loy retired as a machine operator from Olin Corp. of East Alton. He was born in Jersey county, son of the late John J. and Emma A. (Franks) Loy. He and the former Geraldine Tucker were married in 1937. She died in March 1983. On 14 Sep. 1983, he married the former Dorothy Huff in Brighton, and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Melva Irene Gunning of Medora; two sons; Roy “Bill” and James Loy, both of Greenfield; three step daughters, Dorothy Tochran of Hagaman, Forence Richey of Plainview and Mary Jones of Medora; a stepson, Orville Cameron of Atlanta, Ga.; 27 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; two sisters, Paschia Huff of Grafton and Fay Short of Alton; and three brothers, Theron “Cap” and Nelson Loy, both of Greenfield, and John Loy of Alton. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Alfred and Homer Loy; and a sister, Viola Loy. Visitation is from 5 to 8 pm today at Targhetta funeral home in Medora, with services at 10:30 am Wednesday. The Rev. Robert Butt will officiate. Burial is in Oakwood cemetery at Greenfield. Memorials may be given to the Medora Unit of the Area Ambulance Service.


LOY. Unknown newspaper, 10 Jun. 1971: “Loy funeral in Medora”: Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Elizabeth Loy, 57, of Greenfield, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Warner funeral home in Medora. Rev. Wilbur Mouser, pastor of the Greenfield Pentecostal church, officiated and burial was in Providence cemetery. The death of Mrs. Loy occurred Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at Boyd Memorial hospital in Carrollton. She was born 14 Mar. 1914 in Jersey county. Following her marriage in 1930 to Theodore (Tony) Loy, she spent most of her life in the Greenfield-Rockbridge area. Surviving her in addition to her husband are a … rest of obituary is missing.


LOY. Unknown newspaper, 17 Sep. 1976: Theodore Anthony (Tony) Loy, 72, of 217 Michigan Street, Alton, died at 8:15 am 11 Sep. at Wood River hospital. He was born 19 Mar. 1904 in Jersey county, the son of William and Annie Portwood Loy. He is survived by one Son, Jackie Weber of Alton; three brothers, Louis Loy of Dow, Frank Loy of Jerseyville and George Loy of … rest of obituary is missing.


LUCAS. Jersey County Democrat, 12 Mar. 1891: East Newbern – Mrs. Hannah Lucas died at her home at East Newbern. She leaves mother, three sisters, one brother, two sons and a daughter. Funeral from M.E. church at East Newbern. She was 49 years of age.


LUCKER. Unknown newspaper, 1907: “Mother’s death discloses error in property deed.” Judge Thomas F. Ferns of Jerseyville filed a suit in chancery today in the city court to enforce a resulting trust and compel a conveyance of parts of lots one and two in block two in Howard’s Addition to Alton. Anton Lucker died in Jersey county in 1898 and willed his real estate to his sons, Conrad, John, and daughter, Mary, subject to the life estate of their mother Mary Lucker. They traded the Jersey county farm property for the aforesaid Alton city property but instead of the deed of the Alton property being made in accordance with their interests in the farm proper, it was made by mistake all to the mother. After the mother died the mistake was discovered and the complainants have commenced this suit to have the title declared in them. They paid off the $1200 mortgage on the city property. The case will come up at the February term of city court.


LUCKEY. Jersey County Democrat, 27 Jan. 1916: Joseph Luckey, 80 years old, died at his home 4 1/2 miles east of Thursday morning. The funeral was from home with Rev. E. T. Carroll; burial in Luckey cemetery.


LUDWIG. Unknown newspaper, 5 Dec. 1974: Funeral mass for Henry A. Ludwig, 91, of 300 Roberts Street, Jerseyville, was celebrated Tuesday morning, 3 Dec. at St. Francis Xavier church with Father Gleason, celebrant. His death occurred 1 Dec. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Mr. Ludwig had been a patient at Garnet’s Chateau for a year and a half. He was born 26 Nov. 1883 in Effingham, a son of the late August and Wilhelmina Ludwig and was a retired painter. His wife, Josephine Ludwig, died in 1957. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Margaret) Osburn of Grafton and Mrs. Paul (Bernice) Ripplinger of Jerseyville; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren. Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Visitation was held at Gubser funeral home where the rosary was recited Monday evening, 2 dec. Interment was in St. Francis cemetery.


LUDWIG. Unknown newspaper, 24 Oct. 1957: “Funeral services for Mrs. Ludwig Friday morning”: Funeral services will be held at nine-thirty o’clock Friday morning, 25 Oct. at St. Francis Xavier church for Mrs. Josephine Ludwig whose death occurred at five-thirty o’clock Tuesday evening, 22 Oct. at her home 305 Roberts Street, Jerseyville. Requiem mass will be celebrated by father John J. Clancy and burial will be in St. Francis Xavier cemetery. Mrs. Ludwig, wife of Henry Ludwig, had been an invalid for over a year and had been hospitalized on several occasions. She was born in Calhoun county, 12 Jun. 1896, a daughter of the late Theodore and Elizabeth Carry Schorbern. Her age at the time of death was sixty-one years, four months and ten days. In addition to her husband, the decedent is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Margaret) Osburn of Grafton and Mrs. Paul (Bernice) Ripplinger of Jerseyville; three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. John Gray, Sr. and Mrs. Catherine Goetten of Jerseyville. Friends may call at the Gubser funeral home.


LUEKER. Unknown newspaper: Charles “Chuck” Edward Lueker, 48, Junction City, Kansas, formerly of Otterville, died at 10:30 pm Tuesday, 2 Feb. 1988 at St. Francis hospital in Topeka, Kansas, of an apparent heart attack. Lueker retired from the U.S. Army in 1982 as Master Sergeant at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Born in Granite City, he was the son of the late George and Elsie (Hagen) Lueker. He married the former Jackie Seibold on 9 Nov. 1962 in Jerseyville, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Belinda and Molley Lueker, both at home; two sisters, Alice Province of Granite City and Laura Bopp of Cottage Hills, and four brothers, George Lueker of South Roxana, Gordon and Donald Lueker, both of Otterville, and Carl Lueker of Jerseyville. Visitation is noon- 9 p.m. Friday at Johnson funeral chapel in Junction City, Kansas, with a rosary to be recited at 7 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am Saturday at St. Mary’s chapel in Ft. Riley with the Rev. Joseph A. Graves as celebrant. Burial will be at Ft. Riley cemetery with full military honors.


LUEKER. The telegraph, 26 Sep. 1995: Otterville – Leslie L. Lueker, 38, died at 3:48 pm Sunday, 24 Sep. 1995 at his residence. He was a 1975 graduate of Jersey Comm. High school, employed by Specialized Services in Granite City for the past five years. Born in Jerseyville 5 Jan. 1957, he was a son of Leslie Gordon and Shirley Patricia (Osburn) Lueker of Otterville. In addition to his parents, surviving are a brother and sister in law, Gary and Renae Lueker of Jerseyville; his grandfather, Clarence Osburn of Grafton; a niece, Erica Lueker of Jerseyville; and two nephews, Gary Nathan Lueker of Otterville and Nicholas Lueker of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Anna Osburn, and George and Elsie Lueker. Visitation will be from 1 pm Wednesday until time of services at 2 pm at Otterville Baptist church with the Rev. Joy settles officiating. Burial will be in Noble cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be made to the church, where he was a member. Gubser funeral home of Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.


LUFF. Jerseyville Republican, Mar. 1921: Mrs. Rosella Luff died. Funeral held at her home 7 miles northwest of Fieldon with burial in Gunterman cemetery. She was 31 years of age and leaves husband and five children.


LUKE. Unknown newspaper, 2 Jan. 1979: the funeral of Tillie Eleanor Luke, 65, a widow, of 501 Pleasant, Jerseyville, was held 2 Jan. at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with the Rev. L. E. Hutchinson officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. She died at 1:30 am 29 Dec. at Sandwich Comm. Hospital in Dekalb county. Born 20 Jan. 1913, she was the daughter of Howard and Dora Edwards Abbott. Her survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Howard Thomasson of Aurora and Mrs. Lavern Burkitt of Sandwich; two brothers, William Abbott of Jerseyville and James Abbott of Chesterfield, Mo.; seven sisters, Pauline Turner, Drucilla Hetzel, Irene Scoggins and Peggy Powell of Jerseyville, Emiline Crotchett and Ruby Postlewait of Kane and Uretha Webb of Casa Grande, Ariz; five grandchildren and a great grandchild.


LUKER. Unknown newspaper, 1979: Harry Luker, 84, of 308 Venus Drive, Godfrey, died at 12:10 am today in Alton memorial hospital. He had been in ill health for two years. Mr. Luker was a truck driver for Standard Oil Co. before his retirement in 1960. He was born in Delhi on 13 Sep. 1890. His parents were the late Gilbert and Belle Holman Luker. His wife, Catherine preceded him in death in 1970. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary C. Davis of Las Vegas, Nev.; a grandchild and two great grandchildren. Friends May call from 4 to 9 pm Monday at the Gent funeral home. A funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Cook officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s cemetery. Memorials to the American Cancer Society are suggested.


LURTON. Republican Examiner, 25 Nov. 1889: Mrs. Jacob Lurton, 79 years old, died at her home near Newbern. The funeral was from Cumberland Presbyterian church at Newbern with Rev. Ira C. Tyson. She was mother of 8 children, 27 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Name was McDow. Additional obituary, Unknown newspaper, undated: Died at the family home on Lurton’s Mound, Newbern on 4 Nov, Mrs. Margaret Lurton, 79 years old. She was a pioneer in the fullest meaning of the term. She was born in 1810 in St. Clair county, this state, near what is now the of Venice and while quite young moved with her parents to Boone county, Missouri and from there came to Jersey county and settled in Newbern. She married Jacob Lurton in 1829. She was married 60 years, eight children were born, two of whom Died: Lieutenant Perry Lurton and Mrs. Jane Hamilton. Her daughter, Mrs. John A. Allen of Harper, Kansas could not be present for the funeral. Rev. Ira Tyson had service assisted by Rev. Belt. Burial was on private burial grounds on the old homestead. Music was by Otterville church choir. Pall bearers were: John Buckles, Robert Dymond, Ephriam C. Chappell, Joseph Marshaw, J. C. Gaskill, and Addison Green.


LURTON. The examiner, Jerseyville, Ill., 21 May 1879: Mrs. Sarah Adaline Lurton died at Delhi where she had lived 50 years. She was born in Nashville, Tenn. On 20 May 1813 and was among early settlers. Her father, Joseph Sumner emigrated to St. Charles co., Missouri in 1819. In 1830 she married Nelson R. Lurton who died in 1844. Seven children were born, six girls and one boy; the eldest child dying in 1840. Two children survive: Joseph N. Lurton of Delhi and Mrs. Henrietta L. Xaupi of St. Louis. The funeral was from the old homestead with burial in old Van Horne cemetery where others of her family are Buried; Episcopal Church, Rev. G. W. G. Van Winkle, Rector of Church of the Holy Cross. Pall bearers Were: George H. Van Horne, James P. Walker, James W. Parish, Henry D. Edwards, H. N. Ford, Joseph S. Powel, Dr. Lee Scott and Spencer Wyckoff. A large delegation was present from Jerseyville Including Hon. Henry O. Goodrich and wife, Judge George C. Cockrell, James M. Young, Col. John R. Black, Mrs. Dr. E. L. H. Barry, Judge Cyrus Epler. The funeral procession was the largest ever seen in Delhi. The grandchildren now living are: Mrs. C. H. Cauthorn, nee Tudie Scott; W. A. Scott, Jr.; Sarah N. Langdon, J. N. Scott, Susie N. Langdon and great grandchild, Willis S. Caulthan.


LURTON. Jerseyville Republican, 15 Oct. 1896: Uncle Jacob Lurton, a pioneer of Jersey county, died at his home near this place Monday night, 5 Oct. 1896, 91 years old. The funeral was at Cumberland Presbyterian church with Rev. R. D. Miller of Petersburg officiating. Lurton was born near Louisville, Kentucky on 16 Sep. 1805. The following is a sketch of his life written in 1885. He has witnessed the development of this county and has had no small share in its transformation from a scene of natural wildness to its present condition. He was for 8 years a Judge of the Court and for 12 years a Justice of the Peace in Mississippi township, and was the first postmaster is this township for 14 years. He was a Captain of Militia at the time of the Black Hawk War, the place of rendezvous being Carrollton. He was held as a reserve for 35 days when the Adjutant General called on them and told them to disband, and to be ready at moment’s warning with 5 days provisions for self and horse. He went home and has never been called upon, and has never been discharged nor received any compensation. His sword and outfit cost $25 and the sword is in good preservation to this day, and is in the possession of his Son, N. M. Lurton. He still has his commission, and for many years was known as Captain Lurton. He was a man of integrity and ability. His advise was sought on all matters. At every marriage he officiated, and by him were tied the nuptial knots uniting the hearts and destinies of many a happy couple. For all these and kindred services he never made a charge, and after so many years, there being no absolute necessity longer, he resigned all offices and announced his intention, having done his part, of remaining out of office and not withstanding the wishes of the people he has since steadily pursued that purpose. He married on 20 Mar. 1829 Margaret McDow, a daughter of John and Margaret Gilham McDow. Eight children were Born: N. M. born 9 Jan. 1830; John c., born 6 Apr. 1831; Julia a, born 17 Nov. 1832; Mary j., born 20 Feb. 1834 and died 27 Feb. 1876; Sarah M., born 4 Mar. 1836; Jacob P., born 17 July 1838 and died 8 Nov. 1868; Elizabeth O., born 28 Nov. 1842; Olivia born 6 Jan. 1850. Jacob P., a Lieutenant in Company H, 97th Ill, died of a disease gotten in the army. Mr. Lurton is a remarkable man. He has never played a game of cards or danced or taken a drink, sued a man, never been sued, never got higher than a gill of buttermilk. Related item: Republican Examiner, Jerseyville, Ill., 1 Apr. 1881: Jacob Lurton of Lurton’s Mound, is one among the oldest settlers in Jersey county. Mr. Lurton is one of the old Kentucky pioneer stock. The same spirit that animated Daniel Boone burned in his bosom, and when he settled at the Mound, within three miles of the Mississippi river, he never dreamed that a railroad would be projected through his homestead. Mr. Lurton has passed his three score years and is a charter member of Old Morning Sun Lodge, Jerseyville, and Full Moon Lodge, Grafton, AF & AM. His surviving children are all well settled near him, and the old gentleman, in his declining years, has had erected a family monument of American marble, 16 1/2 feet in height, at a cost of $1,000, bearing the name of Lurton; also the inscription, Mary J. Lurton, wife of Martin V. Hamilton, born 26 Feb, 1834; died 27 Feb. 1876.


LURTON. Unknown newspaper, 21 Feb. 1952: Florine Lurton Nelson, native of Jersey county, died Wednesday, 13 Feb. at Hayward, Calif. She was daughter of John and Olivia Noble Lurton, born near Salem church in the Dow community. She was 59 years old. Early life was spent in Jersey county. She made annual trips back to the county. Surviving are husband, Irving Nelson, daughter, Mrs. Paul Garner, one brother, Nelson Lurton of Utah. She was niece of Jay Noble of Jerseyville vicinity. Entombment was in mausoleum in Hayward, Calif.


LURTON. Unknown newspaper, 1929: Mrs. Delia P. Lurton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. W. Ahard in Jerseyville on Monday as a result of injuries sustained eight hours earlier in a fall.


LURTON. Unknown newspaper, Feb. 1893: John Campbell Lurton, aged 61, died at Newbern. Rev. Tyson officiated at services.


LURTON. Jerseyville Republican, Aug. 1912: Mrs. Emma Lurton (Sloman), widow of late Nelson M. Lurton, died at home near Newbern, aged 79 years. Funeral was from Cumberland Presbyterian church at Newbern with Rev. Millholland of White Hall.


LURTON. Unknown newspaper, undated item: Rev. Jacob Lurton who baptized and received the celebrated Peter Cartright into the Methodist church in Kentucky, is buried at Delhi and is the father of Jacob Lurton, Jr. of Lurton Mound.


LURTON. Jersey democrat, 23 July 1908: Nelson Marion Lurton, born at Newbern on 9 Jan. 1830, died at his home Sunday 19 Jul, aged 78 years. He was oldest resident born in Mississippi township. In 1850 he had gold fever and went to California, but becoming tired of that country, returned to Jersey county coming around the “horn”. He married in Jan. 1853, Emma Sloman, daughter of James and Ama Sloman. Children were: Henry Campbell, Magnolia Belle, M. L., now Mrs. Thomas L. Slaten of Mena, Arkansas; Eva Minerva, now Mrs. L. Lamb of Jerseyville and Marion Nelson. He settled on farm near Newbern which he broke from the virgin soil. He was ruling elder and clerk of the Newbern Cumberland Presbyterian church. He leaves four sisters, Mrs. John Mott of Alton, Mrs. Thomas Cook, Newbern; Mrs. John Allen and Mrs. Robert Smith of Dow; and 7 grandchildren.


LURTON. Jerseyville news, Apr. 1931: Henry Campbell Lurton, retired farmer, died at home near Dow on 18 April, son of Nelson M. and Emma Sloman Lurton. Surviving are two sons, Nelson Lurton of Shanghai, China and William Lurton of New York City; two daughters, Mrs. Lyall Garrison of St. Louis and Miss Metta Lurton of Chicago; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John Darlington, Mrs. Lou Slaten of Mena, Arkansas and Mrs. Eva Lamb of St. Louis; one brother, Marion of Dow. Funeral was from Cumberland Presbyterian church and burial was at Newbern.


LURTON. Unknown newspaper, 27 Dec. 1956: “Judge Lurton died dec.21 in St. Louis”: Atty. Nelson E. Lurton of St. Louis, Judge of the United States Court of China in Shanghai for twenty-one years, died Friday morning, 21 Dec. at three thirty o’clock at St. John’s hospital in St. Louis, where he had submitted to surgery two weeks ago. He resided at 5966 Enright in that city. Judge Lurton was a son of the late Henry C. and Olive Caroline Cope Lurton and was born in Jersey county on 1 Jan. 1883. He was aged seventy-three years, eleven months and twenty days. Judge Lurton received his early education in Jersey county. After being admitted to the bar he practiced law in St. Louis for five years. At the end of that period he was appointed U.S. Commissioner to Shanghai in 1918 and held the office until his resignation in 1927. He was reappointed to the post in 1937 and at that time his wife and son, Nelson E. Lurton, Jr. were evacuated and came to St. Louis to reside. While in Shanghai he also served as Judge of the Consular Court. He was interned by the Japanese for a time and returned to the states from China on the exchange ship Gripsholm in August, 1942. The former Jersey county resident had served on the Missouri State Workmen’s Compensation Commission since 1945. Fraternally he was a member of the AF & AM Scottish Rites Bodies and Shrine. Judge Lurton was also Deputy Sovereign Commander of China for a number of years. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Lida Houghtlin Lurton of St. Louis, one Son, Nelson E. Lurton, Jr. of Shreveport, La.; one brother, William P. Lurton of Dow; and two sisters, Mrs. Lyle Garrison of St. Louis and Miss Metta Lurton of Los Angeles, California. A Masonic service was conducted at Alexander and Sons funeral chapel in St. Louis Sunday evening at eight o’clock. The body was brought to Jerseyville for interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


LURTON. Unknown newspaper, 20 Nov. 1975: Services will be held at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon, 21 Nov. at the Jacoby Funeral home for Mrs. Elizabeth Lucille Lurton, 69, of RR 1, Dow. Gilbert Ives will be the reader. Interment will be in the Newbern cemetery. She died at 12:10 pm on 18 Nov. at the Jersey Comm. Hospital. She was born 6 Aug. 1906 in Dow, a daughter of Homer L. and Lula Chappee McDow. Mrs. Lurton was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Elsah, and the Grafton Eastern Star Chapter. Her survivors are her husband, William P. of Dow; father, Homer McDow; sons, H. William Lurton of Long Lake, Minn., Donald H. Lurton, Memphis, Tenn. Clayton E. of Dow and Robert of Carrollton; daughters, Mrs. Allen (Jane) Dunn of Hollister, Calif., Mrs. Charles (Alice) Dodson of Godfrey, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Brainerd of Dow; 15 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Russell (Mary Frances) Whyte of Godfrey.


LURTON. Unknown newspaper, 24 Sep. 1979: Services for William P. Lurton, 95, of Dow will be conducted at 3 pm Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home by Gilbert Ives, Christian Science Reader. Burial will be in the Newbern cemetery. He died at 11:40 pm 22 Sep. at Garnet’s Chateau nursing home. He was born 11 July 1884 at Dow, a son of the late Henry C. and Carrie Cope Lurton and was a retired carpenter from Principia College, Elsah. His wife, the former Elizabeth McDow whom he married in April of 1929, died 18 Nov. 1975. He is survived by four sons, Bill Lurton of Long Lake, Minn. Don of Memphis, Tenn., Calyton of Alton, and Bob of Carrollton; three daughters, Jane Dunn of Hollister, Calif., Alice Dodson of Godfrey and Mary Brainerd of Dow; 15 grandchildren. His parents, wife, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death. The charity of your choice has been suggested as a memorial. Visitation from 4 to 9 pm, Monday at Jacoby Funeral home.


LURTON. Unknown newspaper, 5 Feb. 1959: Mrs. Martha Pearl, wife of Marion N. Lurton of Dow, died at seven thirty o’clock Wednesday evening, 4 Feb. at her home, rural route, Dow, following an illness of a few weeks. Friends may call at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville after seven o’clock this (Thursday) evening. Funeral services will be held at the Jacoby home sat., 7 Feb. at two o’clock with Rev. Theodore Duckels of Chesterfield officiating. Burial will be in the Newbern cemetery. Mrs. Lurton, a daughter of the late John L. and Joanna Walters White, was born in Jersey county 17 Dec. 1875, and her age at the time of death was eighty three years, one month and seventeen days. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Lurton is survived by one son, Howard M. Lurton of Dow, three granddaughters, Virginia M., Martha Carol and Lois E. Lurton of Dow; and one half sister, Mrs. I. C. Sutton of Harrison, Arkansas. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Newbern, having joined the church in 1913.


LURTON. Unknown newspaper, 6 Oct. 1960: “Marion Lurton, retired farmer, died sept. 29”: Marion Nelson Lurton, retired farmer of Dow and a member of a well-known Jersey county family, died at four o’clock Thursday afternoon, 29 Sep. at the Greenlawn nursing home in Jerseyville where he had been residing the past two months. Friends called at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Services were held Sunday afternoon, 2 Oct. at the Newbern Presbyterian church with Rev. Dan Orme of St. Louis officiating. Burial was in the Newbern cemetery. Mr. Lurton, a life long resident of Jersey county, was born here 29 Dec. 1871, a son of the late Nelson M. and Emma Sloman Lurton. His age at the time of death was eighty-eight years, and nine months. Surviving the decedent are a son, Howard M. Lurton of Dow, and three grandchildren, Mrs. James Miller of Maryville, Tenn.; Martha Carol and Lois Elaine Lurton of Dow.


LURTON. Unknown newspaper, 17 Aug. 1961: “Metta E. Lurton died Wednesday in California”: William P. Lurton of Dow received word Wednesday morning of the death of his sister, Miss Metta E. Lurton of Los Angeles, California, which occurred at four o’clock that morning at the Christian Science Sanitarium in Pasadena, Calif. Where she had been for a week. Miss Lurton, a retired government employee had spent three weeks here this summer visiting relatives and had returned to her home about 10 Jul. She was a daughter of the late Henry C. and Olive Cope Lurton and was born at Dow on 10 Aug. 1888. She had marked her seventy third birthday last Thursday. Miss Lurton was educated in the Jerseyville schools and for ten years was engaged in the teaching profession in Elsah, Jerseyville and Granite City. She entered the employ of the government and for many years held a position with the income tax division. Miss Lurton worked in Washington, DC about two years before being transferred to Chicago. In 1950 she was transferred from Chicago to Los Angeles where she was employed until her retirement about three years ago. Surviving her in addition to her brother of Dow are a sister, Mrs. ..rest of obituary is missing.


LUTKER. Unknown newspaper: Cahokia – Eileen E. Lutker, 74, died Tuesday 21 Aug. 1990 at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Belleville. She was born in Jersey county, daughter of the late Walter and Blanche (Hutchinson) Young. Surviving are a daughter, Lucretia Kisbert of Yuma, Ariz; Harvey McKelvey of Cahokia, with whom she resided; and six sisters. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. A memorial mass was celebrated Saturday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic church in Alton. The body was donated to St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Braun colonial funeral home of Cahokia was in charge of arrangements.


LUTZ. Jersey County News, 20 Jan. 1927: Services were held Sunday morning in Fidelity M.E. church for Henry Lutz, aged Fidelity wagon maker, who died last week after a lingering illness which had confined him to home the past few years. He was 77 years old. Rev. Paul Brown of Medora officiated and burial was in Brighton cemetery. Pallbearers were: Everett Reed, Harold Kirchner, R. E. Carney, A. V. Ferguson, William Webb and James Moore. He was born in Epplesheim, Germany and came to America with his parents when he was 7 years old. His mother died shortly after the arrival of the family in this country. He married Anna Werner at Brighton, Ill. On 31 Mar. 1877. Five children were born; four sons survive: J. Charles Lutz of Glendale, Ariz.; Phillip M. Lutz of Springfield, Ill.; Fred F. Lutz of Greenview, Ill.; and Henry W. Lutz who lived with his father; also a daughter, Emma, who died 15 April 1901. He was a member of Fidelity M.E. church and Fidelity Camp No. 875 M.W.A. He was a skilled worker in his trade and held highest respect of his fellow townsmen. Surviving are his widow, four sons, four grandchildren, two sisters and a large circle of friends.


LYLE. Unknown newspaper, 10 Apr. 1952: “F. H. Lyle, native of Jersey, dies”: Fountain H. Lyle, 83, of Gillespie, died at six pm Thursday 3 April at St. Francis hospital in Litchfield where he had been a patient for two weeks. Mr. Lyle had been a railroad worker of thirty-two years before his retirement in 1934. He had resided in the Shipman vicinity until moving to Gillespie about two and one half years ago. The decedent was a son of the late Thomas and Agnes Cairns Lyle and was born in Jersey county. He was married to Alice Harris on 19 Nov. 1913. Surviving the aged man in addition to his wife are two sons, William, at home, Ann Leroy of Fidelity; three daughters, Mrs. Alberta Vessel and Mrs. Agnes Flackus, Both of Harford, and Mrs. Mildred Thaxton of Greenfield; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Alex Lyle, of Piasa. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, 6 April at two thirty o’clock at the Mt. Zion Baptist church with Rev. W. G. Wodicker officiating. Interment was in Shipman cemetery.


LYLES. Jersey County News, Thursday, 7 July 1927: Mrs. Minnie Lyles of Shipman died on Wednesday, 29 Jun, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Brautigam in St. Louis. Mrs. C. L. Grizzle of Jerseyville is a daughter of the deceased.


LYLES. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Mary Edith Lyles, 71, died at 4:01 pm Friday, 22 Feb. 1991 at home. Born in Rosedale township, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Charlotte (Atwood) Kraushaar. She married Lloyd Leon Lyles Sr. on 18 Jan. 1934 in Fieldon. He died 2 Feb. 1982. Surviving are three Daughters, Charlotte Dawson of Alton, Linda Cheek of Delhi and Mary Lee Dunham of Fieldon; five sons, Lloyd Leon Lyles, Jr. Of Jerseyville, James Thomas Lyles of Winder, Ga., Sherman Frank Lyles of Mount Vernon, David Edward Lyles of Taylorville and Gary Neal Lyles of Fieldon; 33 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; a sister, Beulah Fryman of Jerseyville; and a brother, Sherman Kraushaar of Jerseyville. Preceding her in death were a grandson; and a sister, Myrtle Delp. Visitation is from 4 to 9 pm today at Jacoby-Schroeder funeral home in Jerseyville, where services are at 10 am Monday. Kevin Shaw will officiate. Burial is in Fieldon cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.


LYLES. Unknown newspaper, 1952: “Died Saturday in nursing home”: Alexander Lyles, seventy-two year old resident of the Medora vicinity died Saturday, 6 Dec. at the Jerseyville nursing home where he had been a patient for the past five weeks. Earlier he had been a patient at St. Joseph hospital in Alton for treatment following a paralytic stroke. The deceased was a son of the late Thomas W. and Agnes Cairns Lyles and was born in Piasa township, 18 Apr. 1880. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Lyles; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Howell of Granite City and Mrs. Mable Shafer of Jerseyville, and six grandchildren. One son, Leo, died in 1940. Mr. Lyles was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church of Piasa and of the Modern Woodman of America Lodge. The body was at the Warner funeral home where friends called. Services were held at two o’clock Monday afternoon and interment was in the Medora cemetery.


LYLES. Unknown newspaper, 9 Feb. 1982: The funeral of Edna M. Lyles, 78, of 421 Barr, Jerseyville was conducted Friday afternoon from Jacoby Brothers funeral home by the Rev. Robert Broeder. Burial was in the Gunterman cemetery. She died at 9:10 am 3 Feb. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Born 29 Jun. 1903 in Jersey county, she was a daughter of James and Hester Mefford Devening and married Harry W. Lyles on 22 July 1922. She is survived by four sons, Dick, James L., Robert J., all of Jerseyville, Herbert B. of Houston, Tex.; ten Daughters, Ruby Williams, Essie Heitzig, Pete Jones, Lillie Wilson, Mae Loshe, Marcella “Mickey” Wallace, Nora Jones and Edith Dugger, all of Jerseyville, Cora Hadlock of Kremmling, Colo. and Janice Ippolitoof Itasca. Also surviving are 54 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren; and a sister, Leta Henneberg of Jerseyville. She was preceded in death by her parents, a Son, L. C. Lyles; two infant daughters; five brothers and a sister. The American Red Cross has been named as a memorial.


LYLES. Unknown newspaper, 9 Feb. 1982: Lloyd L. Lyles, Sr., 66, of 707 E. Prairie, Jerseyville died unexpectedly at 11 pm 2 Feb. at the Edinburg General Hospital, Edinburg, Tex. He was born 16 July 1915 at Shipman, a son of James Thomas and Amelia Geisler Lyles and was a truck driver for the teamsters. His survivors include his wife, the former Mary E. Kraushaar whom he married 18 Jan. 1934 in Fieldon; five sons, Lloyd L., Jr. and Sherman Frank of Jerseyville, James T. of Atlanta, Ga., David of Alton and Gary of Fieldon; Daughters: Charlotte Dawson of Godfrey, Linda Cheek of Delhi and Mary Lee Dunham of Fieldon; 31 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Harry of Jerseyville; four sisters, Jane Taviner of Hardin, Anna Belle Brown of Gillespie, Fern Krueger of Fieldon and Genevieve Ponataro of Kampsville. Services were conducted at Jacoby Brothers funeral home by the Rev. Wilbert Davis. Interment was in the Fieldon cemetery. The heart fund was named as a memorial.


LYLES. Unknown newspaper, 22 Oct. 1979: L. C. Lyles, 42, of Baraboo, Wis. was killed instantly about midnight 20 Oct. when he was stuck by a car while crossing an intersection in Baraboo. He was thrown into the path of an oncoming car. He was born 11 Dec. 1936 in Jersey county, the son of Harry and Edna Devening Lyles of Jerseyville. His survivors include his wife, the former Gloria Ann Worlik whom he married in 1967; one son, Craig Lyles, and a daughter, Holly Ann; nine sisters, Mrs. Ruby Williams, Mrs. Frank Jones, Mrs. Lillie Wilson, Mrs. Marcella “Mickey” Wallace, Mrs. Nora Jones and Mrs. Edith Dugger, Jerseyville; Mrs Essie Heitzig of Fieldon, Mrs. Cora Hadlock of Kremmling, Colo. And Mrs. Janice Ipplotio of Springfield; four brothers, Harry “Dick” Lyles, James L. Lyles and Robert Lyles of Jerseyville and Herbert Lyles of Houston, Tex; aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Visitation from 7 to 9 Tuesday at Redlin Funeral Home in Baraboo. Services will be conducted at 2 pm Wednesday at the Lutheran church with burial in Baraboo.


LYLES. Unknown newspaper, 30 Mar. 1978: Services for James R. (Shack) Lyles, Sr. Of 325 E. Prairie Street, Jerseyville were held this afternoon, 30 Mar. at the Hope Lutheran church with the Rev. Hugh Fitz officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. He died at 9:02 pm 27 Mar. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. He was born 17 May 1910 in Illinois, a son of James T. and Amelia Geisler Lyles. His survivors are his wife, the former Alice Mae Cummings whom he married in 1933 in Alton; one son, James R. Lyles, Jr. of Jerseyville; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Young of Kane and Mrs. Tonda Pegue of Jerseyville; two brothers, Harry Lyles and Lloyd Lyles, Jerseyville; four sisters, Mrs. Jennie Ponero of Kampsville, Mrs. Jean Taviner of Hardin, Mrs. Fern Krueger of Fieldon, and Mrs. Annabell Martin of Gillespie; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren.


LYLES. Unknown newspaper, 3 Jan. 1984: Jerseyville – Harry Lyles, 80, died at 8:46 pm Monday at St. Joseph’s hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a retired carpenter with Local 377 in Granite City. He was born in Jersey county, son of the late James and Amelia (Geisler) Lyles. He married the former Edna Devening on 22 July 1922 in Hardin. She died on 3 Feb. 1982. Surviving are four sons, Dick, Jim, and Bob Lyles, all of Jerseyville and Herb of Texas; nine daughters, Ruby Williams, Pete Jones, Lillie Wilson, Mickey Wallace, Nora Jones, Edith Dugger, all of Jerseyville, Essie Heitzig of Fieldon, Cora Hadlock of Colorado and Janice O’brien of Itasca; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; four sisters, Fern Krueger of Fieldon, Jean Taviner of Hardin, Jeannie Pantero of Kampsville and Annabelle Martin of Gillespie. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville and funeral services will be conducted there at 10:30 am. Thursday. Burial will be in Gunterman cemetery near Fieldon. Memorials may be made to the Red Cross.


LYMING. Unknown newspaper, 8 Jan. 1987: Jerseyville – Clara Viola Lyming, 84, died at 2:06 am today, 8 Jan. 1987 at St. Joseph’s hospital in Alton. She was born in Fieldon, a daughter of the late Jim and Elizabeth Isabelle Scott. In March 1929, in Fieldon, she married John Lyming Sr., and he died 13 Sep. 1962. Surviving are a son, John Lyming, Jr. of Jerseyville; a daughter, Hazel Scott Edwards of Alton; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; five brothers, Jim and Herb Scott, both of Jerseyville, John Scott of Fieldon, Charlie Scott of Otterville and Steve Scott of Kane; and two sisters, Rosie Denham and Tacy Freand, both of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Friday with services at 2 pm Saturday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Burial will be at Oak Grove cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the building fund of Hope Lutheran church in Jerseyville.


LYNCH. Jersey county news, Thursday, 13 Jan. 1927: Funeral services were held in Monrovia, California on Tuesday for T. C. Lynch, who died at his home there Sunday evening at the age of 71 years. The deceased is a brother to Willis Lynch of this city and was well known here. He made his home here about 45 years ago and taught in the schools of Jersey county. His wife, Mrs. Nora Cope Lynch is a former Jerseyville girl. He leaves surviving him, his wife and two daughters, Miss Vivia Lynch of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Harriett Cotton of Pasadena, Calif.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper, Feb. 1914: Lorette Gertrude Lynn, daughter of James Lynn and wife, Sarah, nee Carroll, died. She was born to them on their farm, 5 miles southeast of Jerseyville, a bright and promising girl. She died of heart failure on 13 Feb. at the age of 5 years. Services were at our English Catholic church with Rev. J. J. Driscoll. Burial was at Catholic cemetery. She leaves parents, brother, John; sister, Susie; grandfather, David Carroll; three uncles, Thomas Lynn, Edward Lynn, John Carroll; one aunt, Miss Sarah Lynn. Pallbearers were: Harry Maloney, John Gibbons, Eugene Munsterman and Hugh Allen.


LYNN. Jerseyville Republican, Mar. 1917: Thomas Lynn died at his home in south part of town, 57 years old. Funeral from St. Francis church with Rev. J. J. Clancy and Rev. Christopher Bell, a relative of the deceased, and Rev. Francis Shields. Surviving is one sister, Miss Sarah Lynn and two brothers, Edward Lynn and James Lynn of Jerseyville.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper, 1911: William Lynn, for many years a resident of Jerseyville, having resided the past few years in Oneonta, Kentucky, died at his home, Monday evening, 24 Jun. of catarrhal pneumonia, after an illness of six weeks. The funeral was held Wednesday at Oneonta.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper, 1895: Mrs. Fannie Lynn, widow of the late Rev. Samuel Lynn for many years pastor of the 2nd Presbyterian church prior to 1874, and sister of the late Rev. Samuel Wilson D.D., of Louisville, Ky, one of the ablest divines of that denomination, died at her home in this city Saturday, at 10 pm in her 86th year. The deceased was the mother of William and Miss Amanda Lynn of this city and aunt of Hon. Chas. Lynn, of Carrollton. The exemplary Christian life and character of the deceased endears her memory to the hearts of a large circle of friends and relatives. The funeral took place at the late residence Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock; Rev. Ira C. Tyson officiating, and interment in Oak Grove cemetery.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper, April 1985: The funeral of Walter Marion Lynn, 75, who died at 7:15 pm 13 April at his residence in Jerseyville, was conducted Wednesday morning at the first Assembly of God church by the Rev. Wayne Pendleton. He was born 8 Dec. 1909 in Greene county, son of the late Walter S. and Ollie Thomas Lynn and was a truck driver and member of Teamsters Local No 525. He married Alma Myers in Jan. 1935; she died 21 Oct. 1955. He married Forence E. Walker on 2 May 1958 in Jerseyville. He was a member of the Assembly of God church. His survivors are his wife; a son, Luther Lynn of Apple Valley, Calif.; daughters, Juanita Ferjo of Los Angeles, Calif. and Betty Ferguson of Delhi; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. His parents, four brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Burial was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. The Assembly of God Church building fund has been named as a memorial. Jacoby Funeral home arrangements.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper, 29 Nov. 1976: The funeral of Mrs. Louella Lynn of 821 W. Exchange Street, Jerseyville was held on 27 Nov. at the First Methodist church in Jerseyville with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove cemetery. Her death occurred at 3:20 am on 25 Nov. at Alton memorial hospital. Her husband, Ellis Lynn, died in 1948. She was born in Jersey county on 2 Feb. 1897, a daughter of Roy and Carrie Clatworthy Landon. Her survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Ester) Linn of Jerseyville and Mrs. Lois Carothers of Ballwin, Mo.; one brother, Harold Landon of Jerseyville; three sisters, Mrs. Ray Searls of Jerseyville, Mrs. Dorothy Mullichan, Cambridge, Ind. and Mrs. Alice Kuehnel, Wood River; six grandchildren; one great grandchild.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper, 7 Sep. 1972: funeral services for Nyle Lee Lynn, 26, of this city were held Friday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with Rev. Paul E. Lynn of Pleasant Hill officiating. Her death occurred on 30 Aug. at Jersey Comm. Hospital where she had been a patient for a week. Interment was in Grimes cemetery. She was born 28 Oct. 1945 in Jerseyville, the daughter of Hubert Lynn and Maxine McCauley Lynn, both of Jerseyville. She had been employed as nurses aide at the Carlinville area hospital for five years. In addition to her parents she is survived by two brothers, Donald Lynn of Alton and Jerald Lynn of Carlinville; one sister, Mrs. Paul Turner of Granite City; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd R. Lynn and Mrs. Sylvia McCauley of Jerseyville.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper, 21 Oct. 1955: ” Mrs. W. M. Lynn of Dow died in Alton Oct.21″: Mrs. Alma Dorothy Lynn, wife of Walter M. Lynn of Dow, died at twelve-fifty o’clock Friday morning, 21 Oct. at the Memorial hospital in Alton where she had been a patient for the past seventeen days. The deceased was the daughter of Luther Myers, and the late Edith Schmidt Myers, and was born in Jersey county on 15 Apr. 1915. At the time of her death she was aged forty years, six months and six days. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Lynn is survived by one son, Luther Lynn of Dow; two daughters, Juanita and Betty Jean Lynn of Dow; her father Luther Myers of Dow; two brothers, Harold Myers of Jerseyville and Ray Myers of Grafton. Her mother and one brother, Ernest Floyd Myers, preceded her in death. Mrs. Lynn was a member of the Newbern Assembly of God Church. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers funeral home Monday afternoon, 24 Oct. at one-thirty o’clock. Rev. John L. Flack of Litchfield officiated and interment was in Valhalla Memorial Park.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper, 1921: James J. Lynn, who on Tuesday night suffered a stroke of paralysis, died at his home just south of Jerseyville on State Road, at 3:15 o’clock Saturday morning. Mr. Lynn was 54 years, 11 months and 21 days of age. Mr. Lynn who was a son of John Lynn, one of the early residents of Jersey county, has lived in Jersey county practically his whole life, having spent a few years in Texas. Mr. Lynn was one of the well known farmers in Jersey county and is respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Sarah Carroll, a daughter, Susie, and two sons, John and Francis, and a sister, Miss Sarah Lynn, who made her home with her brother. Mr. Lynn was married 29 Sep. 1903. Funeral services will be held from St. Francis Xavier’s church, Wednesday, 2 Nov. at 9:30 am. Solemn requiem mass will be celebrated, the Rev. J. J. Clancy, celebrant, Rev. C. S. Bell of Morrisonville, a cousin of the deceased, deacon, and Rev. Francis Shields, sub-deacon. Interment will be in St. Francis cemetery.


LYNN. Jerseyville Republican, 22 Feb. 1917: Jesse Douglas Lynn, head of the Bureau of Charities of St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, died at St. Luke’s hospital in St. Louis on 12 Feb. He was son of F. M. Lynn who resides near Grafton. He received his early education at Otterville and graduated from Jersey high school with class of 1913.(?) he took law course at St. Louis University, graduating in 1911 (?) and passed the state bar examination at Jefferson City, Missouri. He was son of Francis M. and Mary Barkley Lynn, born near Kampsville, Calhoun county, Illinois on 29 Dec. 1883. Miss Anna Lucia West of St. Louis who with an infant son, is left to mourn his demise. He leaves father, brother, and three sisters and one who has been to him a mother since his early childhood. He was a member of Compton Heights Christian church in St. Louis.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper, 17 Dec. 1979: Floyd R. Lynn, 80, of Jerseyville died at 11 am on 15 Dec. at Jersey care center where he resided. He was born 22 May 1899 in Petersburg, a son of the late Walter S. and Ollie Thomas Lynn. His survivors are his wife, the former Alethea Quinn whom he married 20 Dec. 1922 in Elsah; one daughter, Dorothy Bennett of Gillespie; two sons, Hubert Lynn of Jerseyville and Paul Lynn of Kansas City, Missouri; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one brother, Walter Lynn of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, a son and one grandson. Visitation from 2 to 6 pm and 7 to 9 pm Monday at Gubser funeral home until Tuesday noon when the body will be taken to the Gospel Assembly church where visitation will continue until time of services at 2 pm. The Rev. Harry Frazer and the Rev. Clyde Shaw will officiate and burial will be in the Grimes cemetery.


LYNN. Jersey County Democrat, 1950: ” Mrs. Lynn died in Kansas city”: Mrs. Rebecca D. Lynn, a long time resident of Otterville, died Tuesday evening on 7 Mar. at the home of her son, Arthur D. Lynn, in Kansas city, Missouri. Mrs. Lynn was past ninety-three years of age, having been born near Kane, Illinois on 30 Nov. 1856. Rebecca Dare Lynn was the widow of Francis Marion Lynn who taught school in Jersey and Calhoun counties for forty-one years. He died in 1925. Mrs. Lynn was a gold star mother, having lost a son, Marion, in World War I. In her early life Mrs. Lynn was president of the Calhoun county WCTU. During World War I she was Otterville district chairman of the Red Cross. For thirty-five years, Mrs. Lynn was a member of the official board of the Otterville Methodist church. Besides her son, Arthur D. Lynn, and daughter-in-law, she is survived by a daughter, Nellie L. Noble of Alton, and a son, Frank W. Lynn of Englewood, Colorado. The aged woman is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The body was brought to Jerseyville Thursday and funeral services will be held at the Jerseyville Methodist church Friday afternoon, 10 Mar. at two o’clock. Rev. Dale Harmon of Jerseyville and Rev. Paul Durham of Kansas City officiating. Interment will be in the Otterville cemetery.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper: Litchfield – Helen Irene Lynn, 71, died at 10:40 am Monday, 22 Jan. 1990 at home. She had been employed by Roller Derby and Wal-mart in Litchfield for several years. Memberships include Lavonne Chapter 55, Order of the Eastern Star and International Association of Machinist’s and Aero Space Workers 878. Born in Fieldon, she was the daughter of the late Maynard and Lucy (Mowen) Dunham. On 25 Jun. 1937, in Litchfield, she married Paul Allen Lynn. He died 28 Apr. 1972. Surviving are a Son, Jack A. Lynn of Bristol, Wis.; two daughters, Carole Dubin of Gillespie and Lola Hall of Lawrenceville; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three brothers, Marlin Dunham of Kenosha, Wis., Charles Dunahm of Bristol, Wis., and Raymond Dunham of Grand Fork, N.D. and four sisters, Marjory Baker of Bunker Hill, Reah Grindahl of Roseau, Inn., Winifred Dahl of Eagan, Minn. and Thelma Scoggins of Mulberry Grove. A brother, Benjamin Dunham; and two sister, Mary Cameron and Roberta Fritzche, preceded her in death. Visitation is from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm today at Meinschein Funeral Home in Litchfield. Services are at 1:30 pm Thursday at the First Baptist church in Litchfield. The Rev. Robert Mallicoat will officiate. Burial is in Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Honey Bend. Memorials may be given to the church, where she was a member, or the American Diabetes Association.


LYNN. Alton telegraph, 13 April 1982: Jerseyville – Thomas Francis Lynn, 67, of 109 W. Mulberry, died at 9:10 am Wednesday at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital in St. Louis. The World War II veteran was born in Jersey county, a son of the late James and Sarah (Carroll) Lynn, and married the former Gertrude Kanallakan on 24 Nov. 1949 in Denver, Colo. In addition to his wife, surviving are a son, James of Jerseyville; two daughters, Janet Walters of St. Paul, Minn. And Rosemary Lobue of Farmington, Minn; five grandchildren; a sister, Susie Snow of Jerseyville; and a brother, John, also of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm Friday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home, where a rosary will be recited at 7 pm. Funeral services will be held at 9 am Saturday at Holy Ghost Catholic church with the Rev. William Hembrow officiating, and burial will be in St. Francis Xavier cemetery. The Disabled American Veterans have been named as a memorial.


LYNN. Unknown newspaper: Jerseyville – Alethea J. Lynn, 88, died at 7:20 pm Friday, 1 May 1992 at her residence, after a lengthy illness. Born 4 Oct. 1903, in Jersey county, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Rose (Smith) Quinn. She married Floyd R. Lynn on 20 Dec. 1922 in Elsah. He died 15 Dec. 1979. Surviving are two sons, Hubert D. Lynn of Jerseyville and Rev. Paul E. Lynn of Kansas City, Missouri; a daughter, Dorothy Bennett of Gillespie; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Quinn of Jerseyville and Eugene Quinn of Fieldon; and a sister, Irene Saavedra of Los Angeles, Calif. Preceding her in death were a son, Floyd R. Lynn, Jr.; a granddaughter; two brothers, Phillip and Harry Quinn; and three sisters, Frances and Rebecca Quinn and Rose Simpson. Visitation is from 5 to 9 pm today at Gubser funeral home in Jerseyville. Visitation will continue from 11 am Monday until service time at 1:30 pm at the Gospel Assembly church in Jerseyville. The Rev. Clyde Shaw will officiate. Burial is in Grimes-Neeley cemetery west of Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the church, where she was a member.


LYONS. Unknown newspaper, 14 Feb. 1924: Miss Maude Lyons, veteran school teacher in Godfrey public school died at home, age 52 years. She was born in Grafton and was a teacher for 27 years. She held principal ship of two Godfrey schools and first principal of Delman school. She leaves two sisters, Nannie Lyons of Wyoming and Mrs. Tom Mulherom of Godfrey; two brothers, Charles and Willie Lyons; three half brothers, Fred, Harry and Phil Webber.


LYONS. Jerseyville Republican, 23 Sep. 1915: Mrs. Nora V. Lyons, 38 years old, died at St. Joseph’s hospital in Alton. She was the wife of Thomas J. Lyons, one of the officials of the local shoe factory. Mass at St. Francis church. She was taken to Brockton, Mass., former home for burial.


LYONS. Prairie State, 21 Jan. 1861: Theodore Luke Lyons, age 17 died. His grandfather was Philander Fobes, Esq. He was the son of Rev. Luke Lyons.


LYONS. Unknown newspaper, 11 Jan. 1979: The funeral of George H. Lyons, 88, of 410 Fletcher, Jerseyville, a retired farmer, will be held at 1 pm Friday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. He died at 9:45 am 10 Jan. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. Born in Winchester on 3 Feb. 1890, he was a son of Henry and Samantha Lyons. His wife, the former Bertha Hooper, died 10 Oct. 1976. Lyons was a member of the Full Moon Masonic Lodge, Grafton, and Eastern Star. He is survived by a son, Lloyd Lyons of Jerseyville and one daughter, Verna Werts of East Alton, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His wife, parents and three sisters preceded him in death. Visitation from 5 to 9 pm Thursday. Masonic services will be conducted by the Full Moon Lodge at 7 pm. The organ fund of the Methodist church has been designated as a memorial.


LYONS. Unknown newspaper, 7 Oct. 1976: The funeral of Mrs. Bertha Sophia Lyons, 76, of 305 E. Spruce St., Jerseyville will be held at 1:30pm on 8 Oct. at the United Methodist church with the Rev. R. E. George officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. Her death occurred at 8:30 am on 6 Oct. at Jersey Comm. Hospital. She was born in Jersey county on June … rest of obituary is missing.


LYONS. Unknown newspaper, 1918: “Funeral of James M. Lyons from St. Patrick’s church in White Hall, Sunday afternoon”: the funeral of James M. Lyons, overseas hero, whose body arrived in White Hall, Saturday, was held Sunday afternoon from All Saints’ Catholic church in White Hall at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. Father J. J. Clancy of Jerseyville officiated, and the services were under the auspices of the White Hall Post of the American Legion. Of Lyons, the State Register of August 6th says: Lyons’ death was the first among Greene county veterans of the world war. He was a volunteer soldier enlisting 27 May 1917 at Columbus, Ohio, and was immediately placed in training at Fort Bliss, Texas, until August, when he went to France with Supply Company, Fifth Field Artillery, as a Private of the First Class, afterwards being made a wagoner. On his second time up to the front he received wounds that were fatal, his death occurring 9 Mar. 1918. The action in which he received his fatal wounds occurred in Toul Sector, France, near Ansauville. The deceased was just nearing his 31st birthday when his death occurred, as his anniversary would have come four days later. He was born at White Hall, 13 Mar. 1886, son of Michael and Mary Lyons. Coincident with the death of this soldier, the father passed away on 9 March one year later, and just a week following the death of the father, the mother gave up her earthly cares, 18 March 1919. The Lyons family is one of the beloved families or the community. The home on East Bridgeport is maintained by the three surviving sons, William, Harry and Charles, where the latchstring always hangs out to the passer. That James Lyons was a brave soldier is evidenced by numerous papers that adorn the walls in frames in the Lyons home. One is signed by Woodrow Wilson, one by Raymond Poincaire, another by John J. Pershing, and letters and other forms of communications from immediate associates as to the soldierly qualities of the departed are just as consoling and as highly prized in the home as are the documents bearing the signatures of some of the world’s greatest men. The testimony on behalf of the community will be manifested by the attendance at the funeral, which will bring out practically the entire community.” Misses Margaret Debaun, Mamie Dolan and Minnie Murphy of St. Francis Xavier’s choir, sang at the funeral.

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