Obituaries o-d001, Macoupin County IL ©1998-2011

Obituary of Wilhelmina DARSCHEID (KUBLER) SCHMIDT, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DARSCHEID, Wilhelmina (KUBLER) SCHMIDT
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
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Date of Obituary: May 16, 1923
Obituary: Wilhelmina (KUBLER) DARSCHEID was born in Nortwel Baden, Germany on April 25, 1841 and died in this city on April 30, 1923, aged 82 years, 5 days. She was the youngest of eight children, all her brothers and sisters having preceded her in death. In 1866, she came to America, landing in New York City where she stayed for several months. From there she went West and came to Alton, Ill. in 1868. She was united in marriage to J. B. SCHMIDT. In 1869 they came to this city where in the same year her husband died. In 1872 she was united in marriage to John DARSCHEID who preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1918. She was the mother of nine children, three sons dying in infancy. Those surviving her are: Michael of Cottonwood, Idaho; (Margaret) Mrs. William SCHAEFER of this city; Peter of Oak Grove, California; John of Portland, Oregon; (Marie) Mrs. E. J. DUNN, and Louis R. of this city. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren. She was a resident of Macoupin county for 54 years and lived most of the time on a farm near Carlinville except nine years when they lived in Shipman. In 1908 she and her husband retired from farm life and moved to this city where she spent the last 15 years of her life. She was a dear and loving wife and mother; a kind friend to everyone she came in contact with. The funeral was held Wednesday at nine o'clock at St. Joseph's church, Rev. Father William MICHAEL officiating. Interment was made in Calvary cemetery. May she rest in peace!

Obituary of Henry Clinton DAUGHERTY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2006 Georgia Ferry

Name of Deceased: DAUGHERTY, Henry Clinton
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
December 12, 1917 
Obituary: Henry C. Daugherty, residing southeast of town, died Tuesday evening, December 4, aged 60 years. Mr. Daugherty had been ill for the past two years. Surviving are the widow, three sons, at home, one daughter residing in Denver, Co., and a daughter residing in Los Angeles, Ca. Funeral services were held Friday at 12 o'clock noon from the residence. Rev. W. E. Vaughan of this city officiated. The remains were brought to Carlinville and interment in the city cemetery. Burial was under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen of the city. The deceases being a member of that order.

Obituary of James Garfield DAUGHERTY, Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Georgia Ferry

Name of Deceased: DAUGHERTY,James Garfield
Name of Newspaper: Gillespie News
Date of Obituary:
August 27, 1946
Obituary: Jas. G. DAUGHERTY Claimed by Death James Garfield DAUGHERTY 55, died at 8:30am. Tuesday, August 24, 1946 at his home in Brushy Mound Township. He had been in ill health for many months. Descendent was born February 4, 1891, in Carlinville, a son of Henry and Phoebe Neal DAUGHERTY. Surviving are three daughters and four sons, namely, Mrs. Henry CAMPBELL, Mrs. George LESKO, Gillespie; Frank and Louis, Carlinville; Roy, Gillespie, and Earl, at home. Also surviving are two sisters and a brother, namely, Mrs. Mack NELSON, Dacoma, Okla. Mrs. Phoebe TODD, Colorado Springs, Colo; and Grover DAUGHERTY, Canyon City, Colo. The remains were removed to the Wiese funeral home in Gillespie where funeral services will be held at 2:30 Friday. The interment will be in the Mayfield Memorial Park cemetery.

Obituary of Lenor DAUGHERTY (HENDRICKS), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Georgia Ferry

Name of Deceased: DAUGHERTY, Lenor (HENDRICKS)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
December 3, 1936
Obituary: MRS. Lenor DAUGHERTY, 36, wife of James DAUGHERTY of north of Gillespie, died early Sunday morning at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, following an operation to which she submitted last Wednesday. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Oscar HENDRICKS of New Athens. Her husband and serveral children also survive. Funeral servies were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wiese Funeral Home in Gillespie, with Rev. C. C. DAWDY, pastor of the Gillespie Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in the city cemetery at Carlinville. Pallbearers were James JACKSON, Charles JACKSON, Samuel DOOLEY, Earl CRAIG, Paul FRANKE, and Rome MULCHER.

Obituary of Isaac B. DAVIDSON, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Richard Davidson

Name of Deceased: DAVIDSON, Isaac B.
Name of Newspaper: Virden Reporter
Date of Obituary
: February 29, 1884
Obituary: Died, at the residence near Virden, Monday morning, February 25th, 1884, Isaac B. DAVIDSON, aged 55 years, 9 months, and 24 days. Mr. DAVIDSON was born in Marion County, Ill, April 30th 1828. While yet a young man, he went to Jersey County, where in 1850, he was married to Talitha Ann BEEMAN. In 1852, he moved to, and began the improvement of the farm on which he most recently died. Hence it will be seen that was one of the earliest settlers of this vicinity, and had for 32 years been witness of the changes and progress of the country. His recent illness was short. On Saturday, a week preceding his death, he returned from Jersey County, and was taken sick Sunday night following. His condition was not thought critical until about Friday night when he passed into an unconscious condition from which no effort of physicians or friends could arouse him, and he thus quickly passed away. The funeral services took place at the home, Tuesday, a.m., the 26th, and were conducted by Rev. S. M. CONNER, who addressed, for a short time, the family and friends gathered there. To them, some very appropriate words of counsel and comfort were given, seeking to make the event beneficial to the lives of the living. After a last good bye look, the body was borne to the Virden cemetery, followed by a numerous company of relatives, neighbors, and friends, and left with kind and sympathetic farewells.

Obituary of James Jefferson DAVIS, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 ©1998 Submitted by: John D Wilson Jr

Name of Deceased: DAVIS, James Jefferson
Name of Newspaper: Bunker Hill Gazette
Date of Obituary: unknown
Obituary: J.J. DAVIS passes away at his home near Woodburn---had been in ill health for the past 4 years. James Jefferson DAVIS passed away at his home 3 miles south of Woodburn, Sunday at 11:20 a.m. January 18, 1931, aged 63 years, 7 months, and 26 days, Mr. DAVIS had been failing in health for the last month. He was born May 23, 1867, near Woodburn and was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Alfred DAVIS, who have preceded him. On March 25, 1891, he was united in marriage to Sarah Ann ELLIS. To this union were born ten children. Those who survive are his widow, and children, Walter, Clarence, Roy, Harvey, Earl, Raymond, Nellie BULLMAN, Mary WOOD, of Woodburn, Nettie LAWRENCE and Bessie. He leaves beside his children, eleven grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters, Amos of Edwardsville; John of Woodburn; George of Canada; Mrs. Addie ELLIS of Woodburn; Mrs. Ida EDDINGTON and Mrs. Harriet MOORE of East Alton. He will be sadly missed by all his children and loved ones. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational Church at Woodburn, Ill. Rev. THORPE officiating. Pall bearers were Albert OWENS, Paul HOWERTON, Oscar DAVIS, Herbert, Albert and Victor DAVIS. "A precious one from us had gone A voice we loved is still A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled."

Obituary of Lovina DAVIS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2006 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: DAVIS,
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Free Democrat
Date of Obituary:
Obituary: Lovina DAVIS D. 1-18-1859 Sunday 1-20-1859 printed Carlinville Free Democrat Near Carlinville, on Sabbath morning, the 18th inst., Lovina, wife of Thomas DAVIS, aged 34 years.

Obituary of Sarah (EATON) DAVIS, Macoupin County Illinois  Submitted
© 2003 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: DAVIS, Sarah (EATON)
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary:
November 19, 1913
Obituary: Sarah EATON DAVIS Litchfield News Herald 11-19-1913 Mrs. Geo. DAVIS Dies At Home Near Hornsby Mrs. Geo. DAVIS (Sarah Elizabeth EATON) formerly of  Litchfield died at her farm residence south of Hornsby Tuesday. Mrs. DAVIS was the widow of the late George DAVIS, who died about three years. She is survived by two daughters and five sons. The daughters are Blanche and Bertha DAVIS, the sons, Wesley, Roy, Sherman Osia (Osa) and Harry. Mrs. DAVIS has a brother Bradford EATON and a married sister, formerly Ella EATON, both of whom live in Salt Lake City, Utah. The DAVIS family lived in Litchfield until about 1890 when they purchased a farm south of Hornsby. At the time that coal was found in that vicinity they sold the coal rights for the original price they paid for the land. The funeral arrangements have not been announced. (Sarah Elizabeth (EATON) DAVIS is the daughter of Jeremiah F. EATON and Elizabeth (CLEAVER) EATON B. 31 May 1856.)

Obituary of Susan DAVIS (SUTTON) WHITESIDES, Macoupin County Illinois © 2003 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: DAVIS, Susan WHITESIDES (SUTTON)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
March 1, 1916
Obituary: Susan (SUTTON) WHITESIDES DAVIS Macoupin County Enquirer (Carlinville, IL) 3-1-1916 taken from the research of Sharon (DAVIS) Sherman. Mrs. Susan DAVIS passed to the great beyond Monday morning at the advanced age of 83 years, 5 months, and 13 days. Grandma DAVIS had been in poor health for several years, and the past two years has been confined to her bed most of the time, but all her sufferings she bore with great patience. Susan SUTTON was born in North Carolina, on Sept. 8, 1832. When but a child, she came to Illinois with her parents. In early girlhood she confessed her faith in Jesus Christ, and was baptized, uniting with the Christian church at Round Prairie, later placing her membership with the Christian Church in Dorchester. She was married twice, first to William WHITESIDES, deceased, to this union one child was born, Harvey WHITESIDES, deceased. Her second marriage was to Hiram DAVIS, whose death occurred in June 1906. To this union three children were born, Walter (Francis), Lavina (Vina) deceased, and Stephen, who with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother. The funeral services were held at her late residence Wednesday at two p.m. conducted by Rev. J. E. Masters. Her remains were taken to Litchfield Thursday morning on the train and laid to rest by the side of Grandpa DAVIS in Elmwood cemetery.

Obituary of Elizabeth (SIMON) DEAHL, Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Robert Shultz

Name of Deceased: DEAHL, Elizabeth (SIMON)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
March 20, 1912
Obituary: Mrs. Elizabeth DEAHL, nee SIMON, was born April 6, 1845 near Petersburg, Pennsylvania, and died March 12, at her home in Shipman. She was married to Adam DEAHL on May 19, 1861 at Accident, Maryland. To this union six daughters and four sons were born, three daughters and two sons surviving their mother, and there are also fifteen grandchildren living. She joined the Lutheran church at Love, Maryland, near Petersburg, Pennsylvania, when she was 16 years old and has continued a faithful member ever since. She was aged 66 years, 10 months, and 17 days, and will be sadly missed by friends and relatives. Rev. J. E. ZIRGER, pastor of the Lutheran church, preached the sermon to a large concourse of people in the Lutheran church here.

Obituary of Adam DEAHL, Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Robert Shultz

Name of Deceased: DEAHL, Adam
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: January 19, 1919
Obituary: Adam DEAHL, son of Andrew and Matilda (SHULTZ) DEAHL was born near Petersburg, (Allen Co.), Maryland, march 18, 1840, and died at his home in Shipman, Ill., Jan. 18, 1919, age 78 years, 10 months. He was married to Elizabeth SIMON, at Accident, Maryland, May 19, 1861. To this union was born ten children , five of whom with the wife and mother, preceded him to the shores of eternity. The other five, with one exception, Matilda CLARIDY, who lives in Texas, was present as mourners in the loss of a kind and affectionate father. The other children surviving are: Mrs. Ella CLOWER, Mrs. Samuel SCHAFFER, Harvey C., and Royal DEAHL. The deceased migrated from his parental home in Maryland in the year 1865, landing in Shipman, Nov 7th of the same year, where he lived out the remainder of a long and useful life. He was a man of great physical strength and with it a corresponding energy which gave intelligent exercise to a life of industry and frugality which in due time resulted in the accumulation of a goodly earthly heritage, much of which was due to a helpful companionship who a few years ago preceded him to the other shore. Mr. DEAHL was a man of some goodly degree of intelligence, and gained some prominence in the community in which he resided. For the last eleven years he has been the vice president of our village bank in which as we understand, he was a stockholder from the time of its organization. He was ever known as honest, a good neighbor and upright citizen, of this universal testimony is borne. But above all else--brother DEAHL, as the writer has best known him by name, we have reason to believe had treasurers laid up in heaven. For what after all, will our material goods benefit us after the few fleeting years are past if we have nothing beyond the grave. Then too, with heavenly endowment we will make the proper use of the earthly, so that even after our decease in empty riches, more likely go on bringing blessisngs to future generations. Bro. DEAHL was a charter member of this congregation of Lutheran Christians, which was organized in the little red school house still standing in the village and an elder at the time of his death. He was also the builder of the house of worship which as you see has recently undergone extensive repairs and where his body lies in quiet repose, but his spirit has returned to the God who gave it. He, as we are told, always held firmly to the faith of gospel truth as taught by the Lutheran creed, and since the writer's accession to the pastorate, has ever been found in his pew and a helpful auditor until his last illness forbid. We suppose that has been his habit hitherto. A good friend and brother has gone from us "for God took him" and we shall all miss him both in the home and church. May God richly bless those of his children and relatives left behind and the church from which he has been taken to the visible church beyond is the earnest prayer of the writer and pastor.

Obituary of Andrew DEAHL (DIEHL) Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Robert Shultz

Name of Deceased: DEAHL, (DIEHL) Andrew
Name of Newspaper: Roca Nebraska
Date of Obituary:
September 4, 1886
Obituary: DIEHL: At the home of his son-in-law, Casper MARTIN, near Roca, Nebraska, Andrew DIEHL, aged 77 years, 8 months and 19 days. Mr. DIEHL was a native of Hesse Darmstacht, Germany; he came to this country in 1833. Landing at Baltimore and finding no suitable work he, with a companion, tramped west as far as Somerset county where they found employment, first near Berlin and afterwards near Salisbury on the National Road which was then being constructed. In 1835 he was married to Matilda SHULTZ, daughter of Adam SHULTZ, then living at the stone house south of Salisbury now occupied by Mr. WELFLEY. Sometime after, he located in the woods on Keysers Ridge between Grantsville and Petersburg, where by his energy and industry he succeeded in accumulating considerable property. In 1865 he sold out and removed to near Shipman, Ill., and in 1875 he removed with part of his family and located near this place on raw prairie bought from the Railroad company. Here he found room for six of his children, three sons and three daughters, who all live on adjoining lands. Many of your readers undoubtedly knew Mr. DIEHL and knew him as an honest, true man, with an energy of character and an indomitable will not often be found. He was a member of the Lutheran Church from his youth and died in its communion, regarding it as one of God's favors, that in his long sickness he enjoyed the privilege of its ministry. His companion in life for more than fifty years, has been confined to her bed for one year, and is lingering on the border and desirous to depart and be at rest.

Obituary of George DEAHL Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Robert Shultz

Name of Deceased: DEAHL, George W.
Name of Newspaper: Lincoln , Nebraska
Date of Obituary:
8 Feb 1932
Obituary:George Washington DEAHL was born on a farm near Cumberland, Md., Aug 3, 1861, and died at the age of seventy Feb. 5, 1932. He was the son of Andrew and Matilda DEAHL, properous farmers of Maryland, Illinois, and Nebraska. His schools days were spent at Shipman, Ill. Mr. DEAHL was also a pioneer farmer owning a well improved 160 acre farm near Hickman, Neb., and 320 acres near Red Cloud, also a well improved farm. The years of his youth were spent on his father's farm in Illinois. Farming was his main occupation until 1893 when he engaged in the meat business and in later years he was in the potato chip business at Lincoln. His illness, caused by a weakened heart, lasted four months and it is believed was brought on by shock following a serious automobile accident in which his grandson, Robert Homer DEAHL, Lincoln, was hurt. Mr. DEAHL lived an exemplary life. When eighteen years old he moved from Illinois with his parents, and lived four years at Fayetteville, Ark., six years in Pratt Center, Kas., three years in Wichita, six years at Salt Lake City, Utah, but always he called Lincoln his home. On Feb. 12, 1885 he married Hally May MITCHELL of Medora, Ill. Five children were born to them, three sons and two daughters, George Grover, Myrtle Elizabeth, Homer Chauncey, Ive Vera, and Friend Arthur. Those who survive are Hallie, four children and grandchildren, one sister, Mary HILLIER of Hickman; John, Caldwell, Kas., and his younger brother, Chauncey, of Omaha. Mr. DEAHL was a member of the Knight of Pythias, Ben Hur, Modern Woodman. His church affiliation was German Lutheran. Homer and Friend are members of Lodge No. 19, A. F. & A. M., Lincoln. Last rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Castle, Roper & Matthews by Rev. John J. SHEAFF. The minister said; "There are many friends waiting for him," and likened DEAHL'S last journey to a trip across the ocean. "When the ship leaves there is crying and waving goodbye, but when it reaches the other shore there is rejoicing." Charles PUTNEY, a tenor, accompanied at the piano by Miss Cornelis GRANT, sang. It was a larely attended funeral.

Obituary of Elra P. DEEDS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DEEDS, Elra P.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: April 22, 1896
Obituary: Died, at his home west of the city on Thursday, April 16, 1896, Elra P. DEEDS, son of David and Mary A. DEEDS, aged 43 years, 6 months and 21 days. The subject of this sketch was born 8 miles northwest of this city. When about two years old, his parents removed to Montgomery county, where they continued to reside some fourteen years, and then returned to this county which has since been his home. He was united in marriage to Miss Viola ARNETT June 20, 1877. Two children were born of this union, Walter S. and Mary S. who together with their mother, are left to mourn his loss. He was converted and united with the Baptist church at Charity in this twenty first year. In religion as well as other matters, he followed his convictions of what he believed to be right, he was always liberal in his views, willingly according to others the same privilege he claimed for himself. Mr. DEEDS was an excellent business man and filled many positions of trust. Among others serving four years as deputy county clerk under the administration of J. M. VAUGHN, having charge of the probate business of the county. In every position he was called to fill, he performed the duties devolving upon him with credit to himself, and to the entire satisfaction of the people. In fact in all the relations of this life as husband, father, neighbor, friend and citizen, he performed his full measure of duty; truly a good man has gone. The funeral took place from the Baptist church in this city at 10 a.m. on Saturday last; Rev. T. N. MARSH of Upper Alton officiating, assisted by Revs. DEADRICK and RICE, after which the remains, the Masonic fraternity and Modern Woodmen, acting as escort, were conveyed to the city cemetery and there consigned to the grave with the honors of Masonry in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.

Obituary of John J. DEES Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Cynthia Leonard

Name of Deceased: DEES, John J.
Name of Newspaper: The Staunton
Date of Obituary: Leader Thursday, June 20, 1918
Obituary: From one of the few known surviving issues of: OLD WITT RESIDENT DIES John J. DEES, one of the pioneer residents of Witt, died at the home of his grandson, Rev. Clarence HIGHTOWER, at Mt. Carmel, on Sunday, May 26, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 13 days. He had been a resident of Witt for almost fifty years until about two years ago, when he removed to Hillsboro to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. W. L. HIGHTOWER, and then later he and Mrs. HIGHTOWER moved to Mt. Carmel. he was a familiar character in Witt and was highly respected by the large number who knew him. Mr. DEES was born in Staunton on December 12, 1832, being a son of Levi and Marjory DEES. He was united in marriage to Mary J. KINDER June 21, 1855. To this union were born three children, Lucy A., Samuel Joseph and Sarah J. His wife, together with Lucy A. and Joseph have preceded him in death. Besides his daughter, he leaves a brother and sister, James DEES and Addie RENFROW, seven grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.--Hillsboro Journal.

Obituary of Gustav F. DEGLER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: DEGLER,
Gustav F
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
22 Mar 1913 
Obituary: Gustav F DEGLER passed away at his home in this city Monday, after a lingering illness, at the age of 70 years, 6 months and 21 days. He had been ailing for the past year, and since December was unable to be up and around. He was born in Germany in 1842, and in 1865 he was united in marriage to Wilhelmina KNOLL, four children being born to this union, one preceding him in death. He came to America with his family in 1870, and made Mt.Olive his home, following mining for a livelihood, and was highly respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, one son-in- law, two sisters and four grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted at the Immanuels Lutheran Church yesterday afternoon, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery of the congregation.
Obituary of Maria DELANEY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2014 Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased: DELANEY,
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
Thurs 11 Aug 1892, p3 c5 
Obituary: Modesto Items
Mrs. John M. DELANEY died and was buried Thursday afternoon.

Obituary of Raymond Dennis Macoupin County Illinois ©2009 Submitted by: Phil Dennis

Name of Deceased: DENNIS, Raymond
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Papers, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary:
Obituary: Date of death 2 Aug 1914
Raymond DENNIS, ages 19 years, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. DENNIS was drownded in the pool at STEAD's Park, near McVey about 4'oclock, Sunday afternoon. DENNIS was in company with a number of friends rowing on the pond when the boat capsized in ten feet of water, he alone among the boys was unable to swing and the others were unable to save him. Their cries for help brought Walter STEAD, owner of the park, who lives a short distance away, to the scene. He recovered the body from the water and Drs. SIMMONS and HILL of this city, were summoned and gave all the assistance they could but the lad was beyond resusticating.
The body was taken to the home of his parents, about a mile from the park from whence the funeral was held Tuesday.
Raymond DENNIS, son of Lee DENNIS, formerly of Morgan County, met a watery grave Sunday afternoon at SP(T)EAD's Park, near Girard, when a boat in which he was riding alone capsized. His body was recovered ten minutes later. He was 20 years of age and a farmer by occupation. The body will be brought to Franklin for burial.
Coroner's Report: IN THE MATTER OF THE INQUISITION on the body of Raymond DENNIS deceased, held at Nilwood T. P. on the 2 day of Aug. A.D. 1914. We, the undersigned Jurors, sworn to inquire of the death of Raymond DENNIS on oath do find that he came to his death by Accidental drownding in the Pool at STEADS Park near McVey on the second day of August 1914. signed G. G. ENSLOW, Foreman, H. E. BOSTON, Jas D. STEAD, C. R. HAMILTON, J. D. STUTZMAN, T. R. DENNING.

Obituary of Harriett Isabelle (KIDD) DEWS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DEWS, Harriet Isabelle (KIDD)
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: March 6, 1901
Obituary: Miss Mary KIDD passed through this city Monday morning en route to her home in Virden, having been at Chesterfield during the illness of her sister, Mrs. W. H. DEWS, deceased. Chesterfield. Death has again visited our community and taken from us Mrs. W. H. DEWS whose death occurred at her home one and one-half miles west of the place Sunday, March 3, 1901 at 2:30 p.m. Harriet Isabelle KIDD was born in Kansas August 6, 1873 and came to this county when but 5 years of age, living with her parents in Virden. She was married to W. H. DEWS August 18, 1892 to which union three children were born, two of whom survive her, John Dale aged 7 years and an infant child. She leaves a husband, father, mother, four brothers and one sister to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held from the residence Tuesday at 10 o'clock a.m. and the remains were interred in the Keller cemetery, Rev. STOWELL of the Episcopal church officiating. In her death her husband loses a loving companion, her children a kind and indulgent mother, her parents and brothers an affectionate daughter and sister, and the community one who was ever ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. The floral contributions were profuse, fully attesting the esteem with which she was held by her many friends. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this the hour of their bereavement.

Obituary of Silvia (MORRIS) DEWS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DEWS, Silvia (MORRIS)
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: June 13, 1906
Obituary: Dear Friends, and in particular, the family members of the deceased, we are here assembled to the order of Divine Providence to perform the last rites and ceremonies of the church upon Mrs. Silvia MORRIS DEWS, the loving wife, the tender mother, the cheerful helper, the intelligent counselor, the loyal friend and diligent worker. Her open hand, her frank cordiality, her clear insight, her resolute will, has passed from our sight, but never from our love or our memory. The deceased was born June 8, 1819 near Thorn-Moor-End, Yorkshire, England. At the early age of 13 years, she with her parents, four brothers and three sisters, set sail for American, the voyage occupying three months before they set foot on this heaven born and heaven protected republic. During that long, tedious voyage of three months, the mother of that noble family being sick, Silvia the daughter and loving child of 18 years, and the subject of this brief obituary, took the place of mother and ministered with ability and true affection to the pressing needs of loved ones. They came directly to Macoupin county, where the deceased spent the remainer of her life. Although enjoying a free and independent life, nevertheless she patiently endured many and great privations. In the year 1837 she was given in marriage to Mr. John DEWS, a native of England. To this union, contracted in the city of Alton, ten children were born. Mary Anna, John, Thomas and Felix died in infancy. Louise, the eldest daughter being the wife of Charles TOWSE, died Nov. 23, 1904. Mary F. is a resident of Sterling, Kansas, Elizabeth A., the wife of John DAMS, is a resident of Chesterfield, Hanna, the wife of Benson WEISNER, is a resident of Greenfield, Abiah S. the wife of Mr. James W. HALL, and Wm. H., are also residents of Chesterfield; also there remains to mourn the dead 23 grandchildren and 35 great- grandchildren. That these living members of the deceased's family are God-fearing and devoted to the Christian religion is forcible evidence of the dead's high regard and entire consecration to the church of the living God. This fact is further attested by her recorded membership in St. Peter's church of this place. In the year 1901, Jan. 6th, Bishop SEYMOUR, of the diocese of Springfield, administered to her the rite of confirmation, and by which act Mrs. Silvia MORRIS DEWS was admitted to the communicant relations in the Church of Christ. However great the character of any Christian or noble the achievements, there is no act so beautiful, so momentous and far reaching in influence and consequences as the act of uniting with the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. By that act we profess faith in God, devotion to His cause, loyalty to His word, obedience to His commands and supreme love to the blessed incarnation of His son our Lord. Previous to her admittance into the Episcopal church, the deceased had been a Methodist in religious faith and practice, discharging every duty therein with the utmost fidelity and that precision of character so humbly evident in her long and useful life. This profession of Christianity she endorsed by living in godly simplicity, endearing herself by her genial graces to the congregation of St. Peter's parish and died in the faith without a shadow upon her name. It may further be stated, that the deceased had strong characteristics blended with feminine grace, domestic in disposition, simple in her tastes, averse to ostentation, sweet and simple in her manners, devoting her matronly gifts and graces to the raising of her children and sought no honor but that which came from God. Adversity could not crush, nor prosperity elate her. The funeral services were held at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Abiah E. HALL and were attended by a large concourse of people, those attesting the high regard of all who knew her. The services were conducted by Rev. R. H. FAIR, Rector of St. Peter's parish, with that beauty and holy dignity inherent to the Episcopal service. Peace and perpetual light be thine. Rector R. H. F.

Obituary of Rhuliff DEY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: DEY, Rhuliff
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
January 27, 1914
Obituary: Rhuliff DEY Daily Enquirer 1-27-1914 Rhuliff DEY, aged 72 years, died suddenly Monday morning at his home near Corrington Chapel. He was an old resident of that vicinity and while he had suffered a paralytic stroke six years ago his death was very sudden. He leaves two daughters, Miss Hattie DEY, at home; Mrs. Richard ISSACS, of Gillespie, and three sons, Charles, Orval and Frank DEY, who all reside in the vicinity of the home farm. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock.

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