Obituaries o-b002, Macoupin County IL (c) 1998-2011

Obituary of William N. BOND, Macoupin County Illinois 2006  Submitted by: Johnny Bond 

Name of Deceased:BOND, William N.
Name of Newspaper: Virden Reporter
Date of Obituary:Ocotober 27, 1899
Obituary: William N. BOND died at his home in the northwestern part of the city Sunday everning Oct. 22, at 8o'clock, at the age of 70 years, 8 months, and 19 days. He was born near Vincennes, Knox county Ind. Feb,. 2, 1829.He was married in that state to Louisa BATCHELOR, and one child, now Mrs. Irvin THOMAS of Centralia, was a result of this union. After the death of his wife he moved to Clay county, where he married Miss Sarah J. RODGERS, Aug. 2, 1866. Three sons John, Harry and Edward - were born of this marriage, and they with the mother survuve Mr. BOND and are now living in Virden. Mr. BOND moved from Centralia to Springfield and about 14 years ago became aresident of Virden. Mr. BOND served in the Union Army during the civil war, enlisting in Co. A of Gov. TANNERS regiment. He was wounded in the battle of Chickamunga, as a result of which he lost a leg a few years ago by amputation. The deceased entered the Methodist ministry atn an early age, but afterward became identified with the Christian church. The funeral service was conducted at the residence at 2p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Paul H. CASTLE officiating. And the body was laid to rest in the Virden Cemetery.

Obituary of Charles T. BOUILLON, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Betty Bouillon

Name of Deceased: BOUILLON, Charles T.
Name of Newspaper: State Journal
Date of Obituary:
November 11, 1927
Obituary: Charles T BOUILLON died at Quincy, Illinois where he had been residing at the Old Soldier's and Sailor's Home for the past three years. About six weeks before his death he became ill and was removed to the hospital where he died Nov 6 at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 7 days. Charles Theodore BOUILLON was born in Syracuse, N.Y. on Feb 12, 1837, a son of Jean Baptiste de BOUILLON and Mary Barbara SUSSELON. He moved with his parents when quite young to St Louis Mo. where his father owned a Confectionery. He attended the public schools there and later college where he studied French and German. Later the family moved to Alton and then to Bond County near Old Riply. He married Mary Emma CULP Nov 18, 1860 in Fosterburg, Ill. Soon after his marriage he enlisted in the Mo. Mounted Militia and served 3 years and 4 months during the Civil War. He returned to Bond county to the farm and later lived in Lincoln, Ill where he was engaged in the plumbing business. For the past 40 years he has been a resident of Carlinville. He is survived by one brother, Mark BOUILLON of Pocohantas; nine sons and one daughter: Louis L of Bunker Hill, Charles Jr of Carlinville, Amos D of Lincoln, Richard A of St Louis, Mrs Cora RANDALL of Pana, Edward of Orlando, Fla., George of Litchfield, and Ollie of Alton. His wife preceded him in death thirty-five years ago. One son, Ralph, died at seventeen and Clara Mae and Effie D. died in infancy. Forty-two grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren also survive. He had been a member of the M.E. church for a number of years. Burial was in the Woodburn cemetery.

Obituary of Charles T. BOUILLON, Jr. Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Betty Bouillon

Name of Deceased: BOUILLON, Charles T., Jr.
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary: March 4, 1945
Obituary: Charles T BOUILLON jr. was born April 22, 1864 in Bond County, a son of Charles T and Emma CULP BOUILLON, and died March 2, 1945 at 2:30 a.m. March 2, 1945 at his home in Shaw's Point township.A well known and prosperous farmer, he was a resident of Macoupin county for more than 50 years. Mr. BOUILLON married Johanna SLAUGHTER July 22,
1886 and to this union 11 children were born. His wife and a son and a daughter, Walter BOUILLON and Mrs.Docie EICHEN, preceded him in death. He is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Clara KLAUS of Raymond;Mrs. Anna HALEY, Mrs. Della KLAUS, Mrs. Lillian TETZLAFF. and Mrs. Lorene SCHMIDT. all of Carlinville; five sons. William of Litchfield. and Henry, Harry and Edwin all of Carlinville; 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are five brothers: Amos of Lincoln; John of Normal; George of Pana; Edward residing in Fla.; and Ollie, address unknown.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church with Rev. W.W. CUTLIP officiating. Burial was in the Rural cemetery. A mixed quartet from Rural church sang several hymns, and pallbearers were Everett MCINTYRE, Arthur GREAVES, Albert LOEHR, John WILLIAMS, Wm. CULP and Monroe MIEHER.Ther were many beautiful floral offerings which were carried by the following granddaughters; Mesdames Mildred RUYAL, Verda EICHEN, Lucy KLAUS, Lucille BALLINGER, and Amelia SWAN, and the Misses Velma and Eileen KLAUS, Esther and Helen HALEY, Marilyn TETZLAFF, and Pauline and Margaret BOUILLON.

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth BOWYER (SEAMAN), Macoupin County Illinois Submitted  2003 M Trover

Name of Deceased: BOWYER, Mary Elizabeth SEAMAN
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
March 1912
Obituary: Mary Elizabeth SEAMAN BOWYER died, Tuesday morning, March 19th at 3:35, at the home of her son Edward BOWYER, where she had made her home for several years. The deceased was born June 24, 1841, and was married to Samuel BOWYER, Oct. 12, 1856. She leaves to mourn her loss six children, namely: Sarah E. LANCASTER, Girard; Mrs. Mary Ann RYAN, George, Edward, and Albert BOWYER, and Mrs. Emma ARNOLD all of Carlinville. Besides her children, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Mildred ROGERS, and two brothers, George and Samuel SEAMAN all of this city. Mrs. BOWYER was well known in Carlinville as a woman of noble qualities who was devoted to her family. Her aim in life was to rear her children in a way that they would make good citizens. She became a member of the M. E. Church at the age of fifteen and has always lived the life of a Christian. She was one of those good old religious mothers who, in her quiet way, did her share in helping to build up the community. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. (Services were held Thurs. 2:30 PM Baptist Church officiating. Her six grandsons were pall bearers: BOWYER; John, Michael, and Edward RYAN; Harry ARNOLD, & Will BOWYER)

Obituary of Eunice J. BOYCE (CLARK), Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 (c)1998 Larry Clark

Name of Deceased: BOYCE, (Clark) Eunice J.
Name of Newspaper: Bunker Hill Gazette
Date of Obituary:
December 23, 1891
Obituary: It is our painful duty to report the death of another dear friend, Mrs. Eunice BOYCE, who died at the residence of her son R. T. BOYCE, on Friday, the 18th. inst., at 3 o'clock p.m. She was born in Tenn., May 14, 1824. Her father died when she was in infant five months old. Shortly after her father's death her mother moved her family to Greenville Dist. S.C., and remained there until 1839, when she located in Cherokee County, Georgia, where the subject of this sketch was united in marriage to Lawson M. BOYCE in 1848. She was the mother of one son and two daughters. Mary A., her youngest daughter, preceded her in the spiritual world six days. R.T. BOYCE and Mrs. M.H. DILLARD are left to mourn for her. "But they do not mourn as those having no hope". She was united with the M.F. Church South in the 15th. Year of her age and lived a devoted member of the same until she came to Ill. in the year 1866. She brought a church letter with her, but there being no church of her choice near her, she never united with any church since, but lived a devoted Christian life. Since the death of her husband, she has made her home with her children. She was a kind neighbor and loving mother. Funeral services were held at Corrington Chapel on Sunday, the 20th, conducted by the pastor, after which remains were interred in the cemetery in your city. Among those present from a distance were 2 grandsons, William and C.F. DILLARD, students from Bushnell, and J.I. DILLARD of Collinsville; also Mrs. M.J. MATTOX of Sorento. Sympathies are extended through the Gazette to the family.

Obituary of Carson C BRACKETT, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 Theresa Oloffson

Name of Deceased: BRACKETT,Carson C
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
27 January 1944
Obituary:BRACKETT died at his home here Saturday. He was a World War I veteran. Mr. BRACKETT was born Feb. 8, 1887 in Exeter, a son of Eugene and Ollie BRACKETT. He is survived by his wife, Reta, and seven sons, Staff Sgt. Dale of Florida; Pvt. George in the South Pacific war zone Charles Wayne; Thomas; Richard and Eugene, all of home; four daughters, Mrs. Pauline BARTZ of Franklin, Veda, Marjorie, Mary, all of home; Three sisters, Mrs. Bertha FUNDEL of Hillview, Mrs. Margaret HAMMON of White Hall, and Mrs. Daisy MILLER of Winchester; two brothers, Daniel of Winchester and Harold BRACKETT of Winchester. Remains were removed to the Neece funeral home in Waverly.

Obituary of Reta L. JONES BRACKETT, Macoupin County Illinois 1998 Submitted by: Theresa Oloffson

Name of Deceased:
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: 11 Mar 1948
Obituary: MRS. BRACKETT DIES IN ST. LOUIS SATURDAY. SERVICES WERE HELD HERE TUESDAY AT WEISE FUNERAL HOME. Mrs. Reta Lavenia BRACKETT, 45, died Saturday at Barnes hospital in St. Louis. She was born in Murrayville on Aug. 22, 1902, a daughter of Geo. and Louella FANNING JONES. Before coming to this city in 1945 she resided in Scottville. Her husband, Carson BRACKETT preceded her in death in 1944. While residing in this city she lived with a daughter, Mrs. Harry STRIPLIN. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Pauline BARTZ of Waverly; Mrs. Veda STRIPLIN, Mrs. Marjoire GREENWALT, Sharon Kay BRACKETT, all of Carlinville; Dale BRACKETT of Miami, Fla.; Pfc. Chas. BRACKETT of Germany; Pfc. Wayne BRACKETT of Japan; Mary Ellen BRACKETT of Waverly; Thomas of Normal; and Richard and Eugene of Shipman. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Eula HOPPER of Edwardsville; two brothers, Roy JONES of Moro; Delbert JONES of Chambersburg; one niece four nephews, seven grandchildren and one step-grandson. Funeral services were held a 2 p.m. Tuesday at Weise funeral home in this city with the Rev. C.W. SEDGWICK officiating. Mrs. Hugh HARDING sang "Ivory Palaces", "Somebody Did a Golden Deed", and "Sometimes We'll Understand", accompanied by Mrs. Charles KUNTZMANN at the piano. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Litchfield attended the services in a group as Mrs. BRACKETT was a Gold Star mother, having had a son who was killed overseas in World War II. Flower girls were Esther AMBROSE, Fern PERARDI, Ruby BOWNS, and May BARTZ. Pallbearers were Eli PROFIRI, Clarence SCOTT, Pearl STANDEFER, Edward CORDUM, Sydney BARTZ and Richard AMBROSE. Interment was in Panther Creek cemetery in Scottville.

Obituary of Littleton BRADLEY, contributed 2018 May 11 by Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased: BRADLEY, Littleton
Name of Newspaper: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Date of Obituary:
October 11, 2015
Obituary: Bradley, Littleton III (97) of Mesa, Arizona died September 29, 2015. Born in Virden, Illinois, March 3, 1918, he married Vivian Hadley in February of 1940. Brad was employed 33 years by McDonnell Douglas; upon retirement, moved to Mesa, AZ. He was a member of Hanley Hills Baptist Church. Preceded in death by Vivian, his wife of 76 years; survived by 3 children: Betty Cook; Richard Bradley; Ron Bradley; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.

Obituary of John BRASSEL, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: BRASSEL, John
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
January 27, 1914
Obituary: BRASSEL, John of Plainview, died suddenly Monday evening at a hospital in St. Louis where he had been a patient for a month. The remains were taken to his home in Plainview Thursday, when later they will be conveyed to Alton and the interment made at the side of his father.

Obituary of Wilma Doris BRAUN ( CRUMP) , Macoupin County IL (c)2001 Emily Jones

Name of Deceased: BRAUN, Wilma Doris ( CRUMP)
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder 
Date of Obituary:
Obituary: Mrs. Wilma CRUMP BRAUN, 52, died in Hood River, Oregon Hospital. Local survivors include a sister, Mrs. Wilberta DRAKE and a brother Keith CRUMP, both of Girard. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Mabel GOODE CRUMP of North Otter. Services will be in Hood River on Thursday. Additional services will be held at Stults Funeral Home in Palmyra, with burial in Oak Grove cemetery at Chapman's Point.

Obituary of Sarah B. BRISTOW (CHERRY), Macoupin County Illinois (c)2008 Kay Stein

Name of Deceased: BRISTOW, Sarah B. (CHERRY)
Newspaper: Warsaw Bulletin, Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois
Date of Obituary:
Friday, October 21, 1892
DIED At her home in Hamilton Thursday, Oct. 13, 1892, at 7:35 p.m., MRS. SARAH C. BRISTOW, aged 60 years, 4 months and 1 day.
This announcement came not as a surprise, for death had been expected for many days, but it brought with it sadness to those who had known Mrs. BRISTOWin life, and they sincerely mourned with those who were passing under the rod of affliction.  For more than a score of years she was a resident of Warsaw, and during that period her influence was ever for the betterment of her fellow creatures.
SarahCHERRY was born in Macoupin county, Ill., June 12, 1832.  Later her parents moved to McDonough county, where she was married to Henry G. BRISTOW Dec. 4, 1841.  To them five children were born, one of whom died in infancy.  The surviving children are:  Mrs. Etna SEYMOUR, of Irving Park; Mrs. Addie BECKER of Warsaw; Miss Jennie, of Hamilton; and Harry of Keokuk.  In 1867 the family removed to Warsaw and here remained until about three years ago, since which time they have made their home in Hamilton.  The deceased also leaves two brothers and two sister [sic]:  T.C. CHERRY and J.F. ROCH [ROACH],of Girard, Ill., J.B. CHERRY, of Roodhouse, Ill., and Mrs. T.M. GILFREY, of Council Grove, Kan.
The funeral occured [sic] on Sunday last, the funeral cortege passing through this city passing by the old home and the old churchon its way to Oakland cemetery where the remains were laid at rest.
This tribute to the deceased was offered by a person who was intimately acquanted [sic] with Mrs. BRISTOW
Mrs. BRISTOW was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church in the year 1849, and from the time of her conversion to the day of her death she was faithful to God and the churchalways a true counselor to the ministers and members of the church.  Although greatly afflicted for 40 years, she was patient amid it all.  She was an astonishment to all who knew her, because of her intense sufferings and her untiring interest in the good of others.  Hers [sic] was a life of unwavering faith in God amid calm and storm alike.  Her blessed influence will be a great benediction, not only to her own family, but to many a one beside; thus it may be said of her truthfully, she being dead yet speaketh.  Oct. 13, 1892, at 7:35 p.m., her purified spirit was released from the body, and went to God who gave it.  She was conscious to the last, recognizing the voice of her loved ones.  With calmness she counseled each member of the family only a short time before her departure.  A husband, three daughters and one son are left to murn [sic] their loss, but thank God not without hope.

Comments & Corrections:    The child who died in infancy was William Simpson BRISTOW.  Mrs. Etna SEYMOUR was Etna Clementine BRISTOW, wife of Rev. James B. SEYMOUR.  Mrs. Addie BECKER was Addie Geraldine BRISTOW, wife of Ed P. BECKER.  Jennie BRISTOW never married.  Harry was Harry Lafayette BRISTOW.  Sarah (CHERRY) BRISTOWs four surviving siblings were:  Thomas Calhoun CHERRY; Martha H. (CHERRY) ROACH, wife of John F. ROACH; John B. CHERRY; and Mary Polly (CHERRY) GILFREY, wife of Thomas M. GILFREY. The correct date of marriage for Sarah B. CHERRY and Henry G. BRISTOW was December 4, 1846.

Obituary of Benjamin Henderson BROWN, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: BROWN, Benjamin Henderson
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: September 23, 1925
Obituary: (Died September 15?, 1925) Benjamin Henderson BROWN, son of William and Rhoda L. E. BASSHAM BROWN, was born Dec. 17, 1857, on a farm near Jerseyville, Ill. He was 67 years, 8 months and 29 days at the time of his death. He received his education in the country schools. On January 22, 1878 he was united in marriage to Miss Maud JACKSON, daughter of George and Mary JACKSON of Chesterfield, Ill. To this union one daughter was born, being now the wife of George S. J. NIXON of Bird township. In his early life he professed faith in Christ and joined the Shiloh Baptist church of which he was a member at the time of his death. Mr. BROWN was a sufferer for over two years but bore his suffering patiently. He was a man that always got more pleasure in doing for others that were more unfortunate than himself. He leaves to mourn his death, his beloved wife, one daughter, two brothers,- Curtis M of Peoria, Ill., and John M. of Yelm, Wash. He also lost two sisters in infancy and leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at Charity church on Friday at 2 o'clock. Rev. William GAITHER officiating. The flower bearers were Mrs. M. E. BROWN, Mrs. Dean BROWN, Mrs. Charles ALLEN, Mrs. Paul JACKSON, Mrs. Artie JACKSON, Mrs. Harry MIDDLEKAUFF. The active pallbearers were the nephews of the deceased, Maurice E., Oscar M., and Dean BROWN, Harry MIDDLEKAUFF, Oliver and Paul JACKSON; honorary.

Obituary of Minnie BROWN (HUSSEY), Macoupin County Illinois (c)2011 Joanne Brown Peyton

Name of Deceased: BROWN, Minnie HUSSEY
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Democrat, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: August 8, 1900
Obituary: Death of Mrs. BROWN
Died, at her home in this city at 8:30 Friday evening, Mrs. Minnie BROWN, wife of William BROWN, aged 23 years, 8 months and 9 days (died August 3, 1900).
Mrs. BROWN was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. HUSSEY of this city and was well and favorable known by many, having been born in Bird township where she lived until her marriage to William BROWN on Dec. 18, 1897, after which they moved to Nilwood, where they have resided until the past year.  About a year ago she was taken sick with consumption and despite all that could be done, passed away to the better land.  In the hope that she would be benefitted in health she was taken to Las Vegas, N.M. , but she gradually grew worse, and about two months ago returned to this city.  She was a member of the Baptist Church for many years and was always interested in the church work.
She leaves to mourn her death a husband, two small sons, a father and mother, four brothers -- Abe and Charles HUSSEY of Brooklyn, N.Y., Frank HUSSEY of Rock Island, and Steve HUSSEY of this city, besides a number of other relatives and friends.  
Funeral services of Mrs. Minnie BROWN were conducted at Charity church and were largely attended by her sorrowing relatives and friends who had known and loved her.The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. MOFFET pastor of the Baptist church of this city, who paid a tribute to her excellent christian life and character.  On the casket were many beautiful flowers as tokens of sympathy from her many friends.  Music was rendered by a quartet from Carlinville, consisting of Mrs. DAVIS Miss Bessie CROW, Wm. ROWE and Dr. W. A. ALEXANDER.

Obituary of William A. BROWN, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: BROWN, William A.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: September 27, 1911
Obituary: Died in North Dakota - The Relatives of William A. BROWN Have Received Sad News. P. S. BROWN and F. O. BROWN of Bird township received a message Monday from Barthold, North Dakota, announcing the death of their brother, William A. BROWN, formerly of this city. The relatives got in telephone communication with friends where the deceased died and arranged for the remains to be conveyed to Carlinville for interment. Mr. BROWN had been in North Dakota for the past twelve years and had been very prosperous in his location. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss besides his brothers and sisters, two children. His wife who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. HUSSEY died before he went to North Dakota. P. L. BROWN, W. E. DENBY and Otto C. SONNEMANN left today for Chicago to accompany the remains to this city. It is supposed they will arrive tomorrow morning and the funeral will be held in all probability at 2 o'clock tomorrow, Thursday at Charity church. The deceased was a member of the Masonic order and the worshipful master of the lodge at Bartholdt, North Dakota, will accompany the remains to this city. A committee from Mt. Nebo lodge will meet the train in the morning.

Name of Newspaper:  Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: October 4, 1911
Obituary: Funeral of W. A. BROWN - Resided Here Until Year 1900, Buried at Charity, Thursday The funeral of W. A. BROWN who died at Berthold, North Dakota, was held at Charity church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. D. P. DEADRICK, a life long friend of the family delivered the funeral sermon after which the remains were conveyed to the cemetery where they were laid to rest with the rites of the Masonic order. The pallbearers were: E. W. DENBY, R. A. BATTISE, C. E. BORING, Frank WILSON, O. C. SONNEMAN and S. W. MORROW. The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased. He was very popular with all who knew him and had the hour of the funeral been more definitely known there would have been still more in attendance. Among those present from out of town were Mrs. S. A. SPINDEL of Virden, Mrs. S. M. HUSSEY of Pisgah, John GOODSON of Nilwood and Walter E. KRICK of Barthold, North Dakota, the Master of the Masonic lodge, who accompanied the remains to this city. W. A. BROWN was born September 4, 1871 and died at his home three miles from Barthold, N. D. September 25, 1911. He resided in the Carlinville vicinity till 1900 when he moved to Dakota. He had prospered ever since moving to the new state and at the time of his death owned 480 acres of land and had a large amount of personal property including $4,000 in life insurance. He leaves to mourn his loss, two sons, Paul A., aged 13, who has resided with his aunt. Mrs. T. P. HOUNSLEY, and Donald, aged 12, who resided with his aunt, Mrs. T. J. LAYCOCK. The wife and mother died before Mr. BROWN went to North Dakota. Besides his children the deceased leaves three brothers, P. S. BROWN and F. O. BROWN, of Bird township, and Charles A. BROWN of Ashland, Oregon, and three sisters, Mrs. William E. DENBY, Mrs. T. J. LAYCOCK and Mrs. T. P. HOUNSLEY. Card of Thanks - We wish to extend thanks to our many friends for their sympathy and many acts of kindness before and during the funeral of our beloved brother. (Signed) Brothers and Sisters of the late W. A. BROWN.

Obituary of Ada Chesty BRUEGGEMAN, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Robert Shultz

Name of Deceased: BRUEGGEMAN, Ada Chesty
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: 24 December 1959
Obituary: Obituary of Ada Chesty BRUEGGEMAN Last rites were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Zion Lutheran church in Shipman, followed by burial in Shipman Cemetery, for Mrs. Ada C. BRUEGGEMAN, 60, of Shipman who passed away last Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. R. ALWARD in Piasa. The widow of Wesley H. BRUEGGEMAN, she was born Dec. 17, 1889, in Shipman Township, a daughter of Alonzo and Margaret MITCHELL SCHULTZ. Besides Mrs. ALWARD, she leaves one other daughter, Mrs. Richard FLYNN of St. Louis; two sisters, Miss Florence SCHULTZ and Miss Bertha SCHULTZ, also one brother, Arville, all of Shipman.

Obituary of Amanda BOHLEN BRYDEN, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Robert Shultz

Name of Deceased: BRYDEN,Amanda BOHLEN
Name of Newspaper: ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS
Date of Obituary: 3 AUGUST 1947
Obituary: Obituary of Amanda BOHLEN BRYDEN Macoupin County Illinois �2000 Kenneth R Doty Jr Name of Deceased: BRYDEN, Amanda Name of Newspaper: ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS Date of Obituary: 3 AUGUST 1947 Obituary: Mrs. Amanda M. BRYDEN Mrs. Amanda M. BRYDEN will be buried in Crown Hill tomorrow following funeral services at 2:30 p.m. in Hofmann's Mortuary. Born in Mt. Olive, Ill., June 5,1895, Mrs. BRYDEN died Thursday in her home,1315 E.13th ave., of a heart attack. In 1916 she was married to James A. BRYDEN, who died three years ago. They came to Denver in 1921. Mrs. BRYDEN is survived by two children, Miss Agness M. and Thomas E. BRYDEN; two brothers, Ed BOHLEN and Arthur BOHLEN of Mt. Olive, and a sister, Mrs. Alma ARCHIBALD of Gillespie, Ill. Obituary of Jacob BUB, Macoupin County Illinois (c)1998 Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: BUB, Jacob
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary: February  4, 1907
Obituary: JACOB BUB DIES; IS BURIED TODAY Member of Woodman Camp and Old Settler Passes Away After Long Illness One of Staunton's most respected citizens passed to his rest on Saturday last, in the person of Jacob BUB. Mr. BUB was born in Staunton in February 1844 and his 63rd birthday would have occurred on the 24th of this month. He was married some 40 years ago to Miss Caroline FINKE of Worden, the fruits of the union being 7 children, five of whom still survive. Buy occupation a teamster, he held the highest regard from all who had business dealings with him and was a man possessed of many sterling qualities. Mr. BUB's illness dated from the early part of last June, being then seized with a stroke of paralysis from which he never thoroughly regained health. His funeral takes place today, Monday at 2 p.m. the Rev. HUGO Conducting services at the St. Paul's church. At the cemetery, the Modern Woodmen of which Mr. BUB was a member will conduct the last sad rites.

Obituary of James Henderson BUCK, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2008 John Buck, Jr.

Name of Deceased: BUCK, James Henderson
Name of Newspaper: Weekly Transcript (at Modesto, Illinois)
Date of Obituary: Thursday, October 18th, 1928
Obituary: Henderson BUCK
James Henderson BUCK was born in the state of Tennessee, Jan. 1, 1847.  He moved with his parents to Morgan County, Illinois just before the Civil War.
He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Jane HARFORD at Jacksonville, Sept. 29, 1870.  Mr and Mrs.BUCK Celebrated their golden wedding eight years ago.  To this union ten children were born.  Two daughters died several years ago.  Eva STICE died in North Dakota twenty years ago and Lillian HOOD, the youngest daughter, died in Springfield fifteen years ago.
Besides his widow, he is survived by three daughters and five sons, Mrs Ada JONES, Mrs. Fred BAKER, Mrs. Geo. BAKER, and John, Daniel and Herman BUCK all of Springfield, Illinois., and Alvin of Modesto, Chester of Alton, Illinois., and 29 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
He was a Christian man and a member of the Christian church until a few years ago he joined the Baptist church as the Christian church did not hold services for several years.
He was a man who took great interest in the welfare of this community and was in favor of all improvements. He was very fond of children and kind to his family and all that he came in contact with.
Of late years Mr. BUCK has carried the mail at Modesto.  He took seriously sick last July and had to give up his duties as mail carrier.  He prayed for relief from his long suffering and died Sunday evening at 8:30 o'clock, Oct. 14 at his home where he has resided for 40 years.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church, Tuesday, Oct. 16, in charge of Rev. Thos. SYMONS of Manchester.  Interment was made in Oak Ridge cemetery, Springfield, Illinois
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Obituary of Irene MACKNET BUCKLES, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: BUCKLES, Irene MACKNET
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Times
Date of Obituary: March 31, 1870
Obituary: Mrs. Irene BUCKLES departed this life on Monday, March 14, 1870. She was born in East Hartford, Conn., January 1, 1808, and was married May 1, 1835 to Mr. Lehman MACKNET. This union was dissolved by the death of Mr. MACKNET, Dec. 16, 1860. April 19, 1866, Mrs. MACKNET was united in marriage to Mr. John BUCKLES, and the following May they became citizens of Virden, Ill., in which they resided until her release from the body. Sincere, industrious, obliging in her habits and in her intercourse with her family and friends, and cheerful in her disposition, Mrs. BUCKLES was a pleasant companion. She was the subject of a dreadful disease - cancer - which caused her to suffer indescribably; yet during her protracted affliction, no murmuring or complaining word was ever heard escape her lips. She ever expressed the utmost resignation to the will of her heavenly Father. With her soul thus submissive to the Divine will, it is not strange that her end was peace. She was mercifully permitted to retain the use of her mental powers to the last. Among the last words she was heard to utter were these: "Glory to God", "Heaven, O, Heaven, I must go!". At other times opening her eyes and looking at her husband, she said addressing him as she was wont to do in health: "Father, come and go with me". Again and again was she heard to say during the last weeks of her illness: "I long to go; come Lord Jesus and take me to Thyself". In view of her intense sufferings and her ardent desire to depart, well might she use the words: "Welcome sweet hour of full discharge, That sets our longing souls at large; Unbind our chains, break up our cell, And gives us with our God to dwell".

Obituary of Irma BULLINGTON (OTWELL) Macoupin County Illinois 2006  Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: BULLINGTON, Irma (OTWELL)
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield Daily Union
Date of Obituary: 12-23-1924
Obituary: Irma OTWELL BULLINGTON 12-3-1924 pg 1 Monday Litchfield Daily Union MRS. BULLINGTON DIED IN SPRINGFIELD Mrs. Irma BULLINGTON, aged 23 years, wife of Attorney H. W. BULLINGTON, of Hillsboro, died at the Palmer Sanitarium yesterday in Springfield, where she had been a patient for several months. The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the First M. E. church in Hillsboro, Rev. KRUEWL officiating. Burial will be at Vandalia. Irma OTWELL, was a daughter of William OTWELL, a merchant and banker of Plainview, Macoupin county. She was a graduate from McKendree College at Lebannon. She was united in marriage at the breaking out of the Work War to H. W. BULLINGTON, a young lawyer of Vandalia and a partner of John J. BROWN. One child, the first born, died while the husband was in the service. Besides her husband and two children, Jean and Tommy, she leaves her mother, several brothers and sisters. The funeral will be in charge of the Ladies Auxilliary of the American Legion.

Obituary of Albert BURGE, Macoupin Co Illinois 27 Aug 1998 (c)1998 Herschell P. Burge

Name of Deceased: BURGE, Albert
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: February 27, 1929
Obituary: Albert BURGE, 53, a former resident of Litchfield died Sunday night at Bunker Hill. He was born near Litchfield and was a son of the late Charles and Sarah K. BURGE He leaves his widow, two children, Reathia and Velma; three brothers--Elmer of Litchfield, and Ambrose of Gillespie, and Herbert, whose address is unknown. The funeral services were held Tuesday at Bunker Hill and burial will be in Elmwood cemetery, Litchfield.

Obituary of Ernest BURGE Macoupin County IL (c)2003 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: BURGE, Ernest
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary:
February 11, 1925
Obituary: Ernest BURGE of Gillespie Dead Gillespie, Feb. 11 - Ernest BURGE, aged 25 years, died at the family residence in south Gillespie this morning at 7 o'clock after an extended illness. His wife, who before her marriage, was Miss Mae CARLISLE, one son, Earl, four brothers, Ambrose and Albert, of Gillespie, and Herbert and Elmer, of Litchfield, and his mother, Mrs. Sarah SNOOK, of Gillespie, survive. The funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Gillespie Christian church. Interment will be made in the Gillespie cemetery. Mr. BURGE has been employed as a miner at Mine No. 3 at Mt. Clare.

Obituary of Mrs. Herbert BURGE (WANDLING) Macoupin County IL (c)2003 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: BURGE, Mrs. Herbert (WANDLING)
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary:
January 19, 1927
Obituary: Mrs. BURGE Dies, Injured Dec. 30 Woman Injured When Car Was Struck at Illinois Central Crossing Had Been Patient In Hospital Since Leaves Husband and Children As Survivors Mrs. Herbert BURGE, who was injured December 30, when the car in which she and her husband were riding was struck by an Illinois Central train at the Union avenue crossing, died today at the St. Francis hospital at 1:30 o'clock from the injuries, it is thot, she received at that time. She had been at the hospital since the accident occurred and her condition had shown no perceptible improvement. Her physician stated after the accident that she had received several fractures of different bones of her body. The body was removed to the Carroll parlors and was to be taken to her home, 609 Sherman street later. Mrs. BURGE was born at Bunker Hill, 46 years ago, and came to Litchfield when a very small child, living here ever since. Surviving her are her husband, Herbert BURGE, her mother, Mrs. J. W. WANDLING, of Litchfield, and two daughters, Mrs. Dan EVANS and Mrs. Inez WARNEKE, both of Litchfield, also three sisters and four brothers. They are: Mrs. William ZENTGRAF, of Madison; Mrs. E. L. DOWNEY and Mrs. John TAYLOR, St. Louis; H. P. WANDLING, Alton; J. W. WANDLING, Edwardsville, G. E. and W. E. WANDLING, both of East St. Louis. No announcements were forthcoming at the time of going to press as to the funeral arrangements.

Obituary of Charles Homer BURGE Macoupin County IL (c)2003 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: BURGE, Charles Homer
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary:
June 9, 1932
Obituary: Death Takes Homer BURGE Homer Charles BURGE, 23, well known in Litchfield and community, died this morning at 3:15 o'clock, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer BURGE, 710 Sherman street. Death followed an illness from complications extending over the last several months. Born in Gillespie, November 24, 1908, he came to this city with his parents, when a child. He attended the grade schools. He was confirmed at the Zoin (Zion) Lutheran church by Rev. J. L. STRELOW in 1924 and had been a member of the church since. After leaving school he was employed for four years at the Arthur NEUBER grocery store and after the death of Mr. NEUBER took employment at the Harry BUTLER grocery where he was employed until his illness in May, 1931. He leaves to mourn his loss his parents, two sisters, Leona and Elizabeth and two brothers, George and Henry, all at home. A grandmother, Mrs. Samuel SNOOK, of Gillespie, also survives. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Obituary of Ada B. HARLO TATMAN BURGE, Macoupin County IL (c)2003 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: BURGE, Ada B. (HARLOW) TATMAN
Name of Newspaper:
Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary:
March 1, 1937
Obituary: Ada Belle (HARLOW) TATMAN BURGE Litchfield (IL) News Herald 3-1-1937 Mrs. Ada BURGE Gillespie, Dies Mrs. Ada Belle BURGE, 76, widow of John BURGE, died Sunday at 12:20 p.m. at the residence, 712 East Spruce street at Gillespie, following a four weeks illness from pneumonia. A daughter of the late Thomas and Melinda HARLOW, Mrs. BURGE was born at Jerseyville, March 29, 1861. She was twice married, her second marriage being to John BURGE on December 6, 1905. She had been a resident of Gillespie for 32 years. Surviving children are: Theodore TATMAN and Mrs. Charles BURGE, of Gillespie. A son, Charles died several years ago. Four brothers and two sisters, also survive: George and Edward HARLOW, of Denver, Colo.; James HARLOW, who lives in Texas; William HARLOW, Mrs. George KINDA and Mrs. Daisy HOOD, all of Kansas City, Kan. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late residence, with Rev. F. CROUCH of Carlinville, in charge. Interment will be in the Elmwood cemetery at Litchfield.

Obituary of Grace M BURGE (TATMAN), Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 (c)1998 H.P. Burge

Name of Deceased: BURGE Grace Mae
Name of Newspaper: from card file
Date of Obituary: November 15, 1984
Obituary: (Copied from card file.) Macoupin County Enquirer: 11/22/84 BURGE, Grace M. Mrs. Grace M. BURGE, 103, of Gillespie, died at 1:45 pm Thursday afternoon, November 15, at Barry Care Center in Carlinville. Services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, November 19, at the First Christian Church in Gillespie. Burial was in Gillespie City Cemetery. Landers and Williamson Funeral home, Gillespie, was in charge of arrangements. Surviving are one son, Raymond F. BURGE of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two daughters, Clara SKOSEY of Gillespie and Adabell TRIBOUTH of Belleville; 24 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

(Info from 1910 and 1920 U S Census --Gillespie City Cemetery records-- Illinois Macoupin County Cahokia Township City of Gillespie First Ward BURGE, Charles 1880-1929 Grace M. 1881-15 Nov 1984 (M=Mae nee TATMAN) [daughter of Edward & Ada (nee HARLOW) TATMAN] children: Irene B. born 1902-1936 Arthur A. born abt 1903 Paul H. born abt 1909 Ada Bell born abt 1912 Harrow born abt 1914 Frances born abt 1916 Clara born about 1920.)

Obituary of Augusta Lena BURLESON (REIHER) Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Christian Heinkel

Name of Deceased: BURLESON, Augusta Lena REIHER
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Enquirer
Date of Obituary: March 8, 1922
Death of Mrs. A. L. BURLESON
Mrs. Augusta BURLESON, wife of Seth H. , formerly of south of Carlinville, died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton on Tuesday morning at nine o'clock. The deceased was born Jan. 1, 1871 and was the daughter of Christian and Lena REIHER. She is survived by her husband and four children, Jesse W. and Guy C. BURLESON living in Brushy Mound, Mrs. Richard KRUEGER, of north of this city and Seth BURLESON, Jr., at home. Two brothers, Henry and William REIHER, and one sister, Mrs. Mary MUTZBAUER, all of this vicinity, survive. The funeral will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical church in Carlinville, Thursday, March 9th at 12:30 o'clock. Burial in Hacke cemetery.

Obituary of Mary C. BUTLER, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Crystal Jensen

Name of Deceased: BUTLER, Mary C.
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary: August  25, 1925
Obituary: Miss Mary C. BUTLER, since many years a resident of Staunton, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 1925 at 10:30 o'clock at the Old Folks Home at Gerard, where she had been residing for the past several months. Her age at the time was 80 years, 6 months and 16 days.
The subject of this sketch was a daughter of Edmund and Permelia BUTLER, and she was born in Omphghent Township, Madison county, on February 3, 1845, being one of a family of seven children. Five sisters and brothers preceded her in death and the only surviving member of the family is a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth CAMP, widow of the late Peter L. CAMP of Staunton.
Miss BUTLER spent practically her entire life in this community, the only exceptions being a period of nine years spent with her brother, Frank, in Washington and the last seven months spent in Girard. She was a very industrious woman and united with the Christian Church on May 16, 1915.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from her home in Staunton, Robert RICKS of Worden officiating. Interment was at the New Hope Cemetery at Worden, Illinois.

The above mentioned sister survives as the nearest relative, although there are a number of others more distantly relatives.

Obituary of Nancy BUTLER (PATRICK), Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Crystal Jensen

Name of Deceased: BUTLER, Nancy
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary:
February 1917
Obituary: MRS. NANCY BUTLER DIES LAST WEEK Another of Our Pioneers, Her Death Causes General Sorrow Here

Mrs. Nancy BUTLER, one of the oldest and most eminently respected residents of Staunton, passed away on last Friday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. BAKER, at 9:30 a.m., after an illness of one week. Mrs. BUTLER had been in failing health for the past two years, but, the last week she took seriously ill with La Grippe and that, together with her advanced age, caused her death.

Mrs. BUTLER, was born in Madison County, Illinois, near Staunton, March 12, 1840, and resided with her parents until March 20, 1861, when she was married to William E. BUTLER. To this union were born six children, two of them dying in infancy. This family lived happily together until February 7, 1901, when death claimed the only son, and on February 13, 1901 only a few days afterward, the husband and father was also taken from them. On March 20, 1906, Mrs. Matttie MEINTRUP, a daughter, the wife of Arnold  MEINTRUP, died Wed at her home in East ST. Louis; those left to mourn the loss of their loved mother are: Mrs. David PAULEY and Mrs. Ed BAKER, both of this city, daughters.

Mrs. BUTLER united with the Christian Church in Round Prairie while she was quite young and she continued to live securely in that faith until she died.

Until sixteen years ago the family lived on a farm west of this city, but since that time she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ed BAKER, ever since. At the time of her death she was aged 76 years 11 months and 11 days.

The funeral was held from the home in this city on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. GRONER, of Litchfield, officiating, in the presence of large crowd of relatives and many friends.

The pall bearers were: N.F. CAMP, Oliver BUTLER, W. L. BIRD, Ben CHAPMAN of this city, and Ike and August BAKER, of Alton.

Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Mrs. Belle REECE, of Louisville, Ill.; Mrs. Laura SPENCER of Bethalto; Mrs. Mary Jane BUTLER of Worden; Mrs. Hettie MITCHELL, of St. Louis; Arnold MEINTRUP and Henry MEINTRUP, of E. St. Louis; Mrs. Anna BURMEISTER, of Belleville, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. BAKER, G. BAKER and daughter, Fred NITSCHE, Miss Edith NITSCH, Mr. and Mrs. Tom YORBY, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed YORBY, all of Alton.


Nancy BUTLER was a sturdy pioneer woman who lived on the prairies on the South of Staunton at the time when Staunton was but a village. She was a woman of courage, of conviction, self-contained, but of an ardent and affectionate temperament. She could ride a horse as well as a man and her visits of business and pleasure were frequently made on horse back.

Her neighbors respected and loved her, for she was a womanly nurse as well as a fearless and courageous pioneer. Her hand could sooth the weary, fevered brow as well as it could guide a fiery horse and good health, the result of right living, made her proficient, as a housewife as well as a trained nurse, As a boy I can look back and see her as she kindled a new fire in the fireplace of a log house of a neighbor; see her as she ministered to the wants of grandmother until that good woman regained consciousness to thank her and love her as never before.

Again I see her cooking for harvesters or threshers the delicious things which only a good housewife can procure and which taste so good to the laborers of the field. Her firm hand and sound advice often steered the crooked path of my boyhood Into better and firmer ground, and although on occasions she could be severe if an occasion demanded and her rebuff was not to be forgotten, yet withal under It there appeared the same mother-manner to be found only in a true woman and a mother.

Her lot was not an easy one: a sickly son nursed from babyhood to manhood, the final loss of that son; the loss of a husband and other sickness in the family caused Aunt Nancy pain and for several years past she had been quite feeble until the final day when death came to relieve her sufferings. We have no personal knowledge of her death, but from what we know of her life we are certain that she died as she lived, calmly, fearlessly as only a heroine can die.

She was the good, old fashioned mother, the kind who could raise a family of girls right, minister to a sickly only son, take charge of, educate and raise an orphan, break down her own health for others and finally find relief in her Creator in death without a sting.

We deplore her death: we reverence her memory and can never forget what she has done for the writer. To the sorrowing family we tender our sincere sympathy for the loss of mother and grandmother.

(Nancy (nee PATRICK) BUTLER died 23 Feb 1917, she was a country doctor/ granny, woman and my favorite ancestor. She was called in front of the church several times for riding a horse astride at a dead run, when going to tend a sick patient. Abe WILDER told me she had a mind of her own and wasn't afraid to do what she thought was right even if no one agreed with her. A trait I have lived by...thanks to Nancy's example. Crystal Jensen)

Obituary of Del BOOZE, Macoupin County Illinois 2006  Submitted by: Patricia Hansen 

Name of Deceased: BOOZE, Del
Name of Newspaper: Bunker Hill Gazette
Date of Obituary: March 27, 1883
Obituary:"Del" BOOZE, well known here, died in Chicago last week, from pneumonia. He was with Maj. EDWARDS on The Gillespie Union Gazette, in the early days of the war, and afterwards worked on this paper. He leaves a wife and two children. Peace to his ashes.

Obituary of Michael BUTLER Macoupin County Illinois 2006  Submitted by: Catherine Nickens 

Name of Deceased: BUTLER, Michael
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary: Jan. 15, 1904
Obituary: Michael BUTLER, aged 74, for many years a resident of near Hettick, died Wednesday night at his home in the west part of that village. His death was caused by the amputation of his left foot, which was injured last fall. A harrow fell on Mr. BUTLER'S foot and one of the teeth penetrated the flesh. Blood poisoning resulted and amputation became necessary. His condition grew constantly worse until his death. He is survived by a wife, four sons and two daughters. The funeral was conducted at the Free Methodist church Friday morning. Interment was made in theRitchie cemetery, near Palmyra.

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