Obituaries o-e001, Macoupin County IL  @1998-2014

Obituary of Clara Belle EASLEY (FISHBACK), Macoupin Co Illinois (c)2014 Submitted by: David Pratt

Name of Deceased: EASLEY, Clara Belle (FISHBACK)
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary: Wednes 17 March 1909
Obituary: Mrs. Jess EASLEY Dead.
Mrs. W. J. EASLEY died at her home in Shaws Point at 6 o'clock Monday morning. She was about thirty-seven years of age. She is survived by her husband and four sons and one daughter. She was born and reared in Shaws Point Township and had a large number of friends and acquaintances there. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian church in Shaws Point. The interment was in Bethel Cemetery. (Bethel is wrong. It should be Shaws Point Cemetery and in 2014 Shaws Point is called Elmwood Cemetery)

Macoupin Co. Daily Enquirer Wednes 24 March 1909 Mrs. Jess EASLEY's funeral was held at Shaw's Point Christian church on Tuesday afternoon, March 16, 2 o'clock, when her many friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one they loved in life. She united with the Christian church at the age of fifteen years. Those who mourn her loss are her husband and his five children, an aged mother, one sister and one brother.

Obituary of William Jesse EASLEY, Macoupin Co Illinois (c)2014 Submitted by: David Pratt

Name of Deceased: EASLEY, William Jesse
Name of Newspaper: Sioux Falls South Dakota Argus Leader
Date of Obituary: April 1939 edition
Obituary: Retired Farmer Ill About Six Weeks - Interment to Be Made in Illinois
Culminating a six-weeks illness, William J. EASLEY, 74, 803 North Van Eps ave., died at a hospital here at 7:45 o'clock Monday night.
A retired farmer who was born in Illinois February 15, 1885, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Murray (should be Murrah) EASLEY, Mr. EASLEY moved in 1915 from Illinois to Wilmot (should be Wilmont), Minn., and then to Kenneth, Minn., where he farmed seven years. In 1922, he returned to Illinois and also spent some time in Wisconsin before coming to Sioux Falls six years ago.
He was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Wallace SCHMIDT, Dickinson, N.D.; four sons, Everett, Atwater, Ill., Robert E., and Jesse E., Sioux Falls, and William E., Worthington, Minn.; six grandchildren and two brothers, George, Indianapolis, Ind., and James, Hillsboro, Ill. He was preceded by Mrs. EASLEY, one daughter and five brothers.
Services are to be held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at the MILLER Funeral home chapel with Rev. W. N. ARMSTRONG, pastor of the First Christian church, in charge.
The body will be taken over the Illinois Central road at 4 p. m., to Litchfield, Ill., and interment will be made at Shaw's Point cemetery, about 12 miles from Litchfield.

Obituary of Elizabeth EDDINGTON (JENKINS), Macoupin Co Illinois (c)1998 Submitted by: Mark Strohbeck

Name of Deceased: EDDINGTON, Elizabeth (JENKINS)
Name of Newspaper: unknown
Date of Obituary: April 1896
Obituary: CORRESPONDENCE Woodburn Died, Thursday, April 2d, Mrs. Elizabeth EDDINGTON, aged 82 years, 5 months and 12 days. She was born in Sommersett Shire, England. Her maiden name being Elizabeth JENKINS; she was married to George EDDINGTON and came to this country, arriving at Alton, Nov., 5th, 1840, and came to Woodburn the same day; lived here about 2 1/2 years, removing to the farm two miles west of town in 1843, where she resided till her death. She was the mother of six sons and three daughters, seven of whom with her husband preceeded her. She was a loving mother, hardworking, ever anxious to promote the best interests of her children, a consistent christian and a kind neighbor. Her funeral was from the Congregational church, Sunday morning, Rev. J. R. BARNES preaching from Psalms 23:4. Her death was closely followed by that of her son Isaac, aged 50 years. Scarcely had the funeral procession of his mother passed from the house when Isaac, who was standing in the doorway, leaned his head to one side, and drew a long breath. A friend took him in his arms and laid him down, when those around found he was dead. He had been suffering for several months with heart trouble and was unable to attend his mother's funeral. He was born, reared, and died in the same house where his faather died when he was nine years of age. He was deeply attached to his mother, and had promised many times never to leave her. It was the desire and prayer of both that they might die together. He was a successful buiness man, never speculated but farmed and invested his money in farms. He was a christian man; his bible was well worn; his hand was always open to the needy; he was a generous hearted, a kind, true friend. Our community is saddened by these deaths and the surviving son and brother William, with his family, have our sincere sympathy in his sore bereavements. Funeral was from the Congregational church on Tuesday morning, Rev. BARNES officiating.

Obituary of Eliza E EDDINGTON (MILLER), Macoupin Co Illinois (c)1998  Submitted by:  Mark Strohbeck

Name of Deceased: EDDINGTON, Eliza E. (MILLER)
Name of Newspaper: unknown
Date of Obituary: November 1927
Obituary: Life of Mrs. W. R. EDDINGTON - Eliza E. EDDINGTON (nee) MILLER was born near Albany, N. Y., on May 5, 1846, and died in Brighton Township, Macoupin County, Illinois, on Nov. 14, 1927, at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 9 days. About the year 1851 the family came to Alton, Ill., and resided there until 1857, when they moved to a farm in Brighton Township. About the year 1862 she became a member of the German Methodist Church of Alton and at the time of removal to the farm, she transferred her membership to the German Methodist Church of Fosterburg, and retained it there until her death. On June 23, 1867, she was united in marriage with Wm. R. EDDINGTON, and to this union four children were born. They were Luella O. STROHBECK, O. Hiram EDDINGTON, Harvey O. EDDINGTON and Norman O. EDDINGTON. She is survived by her husband, children, eleven grandchildren, one brother, two sisters and a host of friends. Having lived more than 60 years at the home where she died, she knew a large number of the people of this vicinity. She was a true wife, a loving mother, and a good neighbor. She had been a helpless invalid for almost eleven years, and totally blind for the last seven years, but she was always cheerful and she never complained of her affliction, altho she fully realized and said years ago that she never would be well again. So when her time had fully come, without a struggle, she fell asleep on earth to awake in heaven. The funeral service was conducted on Nov. 10 at the church in Woodburn where she was married more than 60 years ago, and the interment was made in the nearby cemetery.

Name of Deceased: EDDINGTON, Eliza E. (MILLER)
Name of Newspaper: unknown
Date of Obituary: November 1927
Obituary: FOSTER TOWNSHIP - Funeral of Mrs. EDDINGTON The funeral of Mrs. W. R. EDDINGTON, who died at the family home north of Fosterburg Monday morning was held Tuesday at 12:30 p. m. at the Woodburn Congregational church. The Rev. SCHULTZ of Bunker Hill officiated. Interment was in the Woodburn cemetery. Mrs. EDDINGTON was 81 years old. She had been totally blind for several years and had been in poor health for a long time. Her husband, W. R. EDDINGTON, is 85 years old and since the illness of his wife has devoted all his time caring for her. They were married 60 years ago last June. Her name before her marriage was MILLER. She leaves beside her husband, four children, Mrs. Theodore STROHBECK, Hiram, Harvey and Norman EDDINGTON, one brother, Henry MILLER and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. JACOBY and Mrs. Louis HEUER.

Obituary of William R EDDINGTON, Macoupin Co Illinois (c)1998 Submitted by: Mark Strohbeck

Name of Deceased: EDDINGTON, William R.
Name of Newspaper:Bunker Hill Gazette-News
Date of Obituary: Jan 1936
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Obituary of Deborah Emeline EDWARDS (STRATTON), Macoupin County IL (c)2003  Submitted by:  Mary Ann Stewart Kaylor

Name of Deceased: EDWARDS, Deborah Emeline (STRATTON)
Name of Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Obituary: August 1908
Obituary: Deborah Emeline STRATTON EDWARDS, daughter of John and Lavina STRATTON, was born Sept. 3, 1886. On Sept. 26, 1906, she was united in marriage to Martin EDWARDS. One child, a little daughter, Leta Mae, blessed this union Sept. 24, 1907. The subject of this sketch professed faith in Christ in her home at Scottville in the winter of 1906. She was a member in good standing of the M. E. Church at Scottville. The Death Angel came and claimed this beloved one Aug. 12, 1908, at the age of 21 years, 11 months and 9 days. She leaves to mourn her early demise, a husband, one little daughter, a father, mother, brother and one sister, also a large circle of relatives and friends. "Debbie" was a devoted wife and mother, a loving, dutiful daughter, a kind friend, and will be greatly missed by those nearest and dearest to her. "Thou are not dead; for death Can only take away the mortal breath; And life commencing here Is but the prelude to its full career.

Obituary of Katie EDWARDS (REICHEL), Macoupin County IL (c)2008  Submitted by:  Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: EDWARDS, Katie
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
5 Mar 1926 
Mrs. Katie EDWARDS, beloved wife of Dewey EDWARDS of White City, died at the Litchfield Hospital Saturday night of peritonitis, following an operation for appendicitis. She was before her marriage Miss Katie REICHEL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August REICHEL of White City, and was only 27 years, 10 months and 11 days of age when the angel of death called her. What makes it all the more sad is that besides her husband she leaves a little child. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her parents Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Ben SCHELLER of the Curch of God.

Obituary of Sarah Ann EDWARDS (GALPIN), Macoupin County Illinois  (c)1998  Submitted by: Mark Strohbeck

Name of Deceased: EDWARDS, Sarah Ann (GALPIN)
Name of Newspaper: Gazette-News Bunker Hill, IL
Date of Obituary: February 27, 1920
Obituary: Sarah Ann EDWARDS was born in Stalbridge, County of Dorset, England, in the month of August 1851. Died at her home near Bunker Hill, Ill., February 16th, 1920, age 68 years and 5 months. About the year 1870 she was united in marriage to John EDWARDS who preceeded her to the great beyond, March 4th 1914. They came to this country in May 1883, and settled near Bunker Hill. She leaves to mourn her departure, two daughters, Mrs. Bessie SMITH and Mrs. Alice EDSALL, and twelve grandchildren, also 3 sisters in England and a host of other relatives and friends. She was converted and professed faith in Christ as her Savior and was baptized and united with the Centerville Bethlehem Baptist Church, August 14th 1910. Funeral services were held at the Centerville Baptist church, Thursday February 19th at 11 o'clock. Rev. E. W. SHIELDS of Girard officiating. Interment in Bunker Hill cemetery. Weep not that her toils are over, Weep not that her race is run God grant we may rest as calmly, When our work, like hers, is done. Till then we yield with gladness, Our mother to Him to keep, And rejoice in the sweet assurance "He giveth His loved one sleep."

Obituary of Thomas EDWARDS, Macoupin County IL (c)2008  Submitted by:  Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: EDWARDS,
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
28 Mar 1914 
Obituary: Thomas EDWARDS, who was injured at Mine No. 15 on Saturday, March 14th, and who was taken to the Litchfield hospital, where his leg was amputated above the knee, was unable to recuperate from the shock of the operations, and departed this life early last Sunday morning. The deceased was a son of Peter EDWARDS, for a long number of years a resident of Mt.Olive, but of late living at White City. He was 34 years, 10 months and 22 days of age. The remains were brought to BECKER's Undertaking parlors, and from there conveyed to the home of Frank COPELAND, where the funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon. The remains were laid to their final rest in the miners' cemetery.

Obituary of William Jacob Claus EGGERS, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2008  Submitted by: Barbara Hitch

Name of Deceased: EGGERS, William Jacob Claus
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary: February 7, 1923
Obituary: Died: February 4, 1923 in Dorchester, Macoupin, IL
This community received the sad news Sunday morning that William EGGERS had passed away after a short illness of double pneumonia. Several years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Francis CORDUM at Gillespie. To this union were born four children--Wilma, Lawrence, Irwin and Russell. He was confirmed several years ago and united with the Evangelical Lutheran church of this place. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Evangelical Lutheran church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. KREKELER, after which the remains were taken to Bunker Hill and interred. He leaves to mourn his demise his wife, four small children, his father, two brothers--Frank and Oscar, and one sister, Mrs. Lena FOLKERS; also a host of relatives and friends. This community extends it sympathy to the bereaved ones. He was about 38 years of age.

Obituary of George J. EICHEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000  Submitted by: Christian Heinkel

Name of Deceased: EICHEN, George J.
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary
: July 30, 1919
Obituary: Death of George EICHEN George EICHEN, aged 81 years, one of the pioneers of Macoupin county, died at his home in Polk township Monday July 28th at 12 o’clock. Mr. EICHEN was born in Baden, Germany, and came to this country when a young man. Most of his life has been passed in Polk township. Besides his widow he leaves to mourn his loss, eight children, namely: Mrs. Thomas O'NEIL, of Carlinville; Mrs. Charles CLAYTON, and Mrs. Joseph LOTT, of North Chicago; Misses Debra and Edna EICHEN of LaVerne, Iowa; Fred, Otto and William EICHEN, of near Carlinville. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the home in Polk township. Interment will be in Hacke cemetery.

Obituary of John F. EILERS, Macoupin County IL (c)2010

Name of Deceased: EILERS,, John F.
Name of Newspaper: The Edwardsville Intelligencer, p1, c7
Date of Obituary: 11 Feb 1936
New Douglas. Feb. 11- John EILERS, 78, retired farmer, dropped dead last night at 11:50 o'clock at his home near here. An inquest was to have been conducted today by Deputy Coroner Hugo LATOWSKY. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Mr. EILERS was born May 9, 1862, in Oldenburg, Germany, coming to America when ten years of age. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Katharine TRAUERNICHT EILERS, and the following sons and daughters, Albert, William and Henry EILERS, New-Douglas; Mrs. Sophia VOLT, Alhambra; Herman EILERS, Mrs. Anna COALSON of Staunton; Mrs. Margaret SCHILLING:, LaMars, Ia.,- one Brother, Henry EILERS, of St. Charles [Kane County], and several grandchildren.

Obituary of Pauline HEINKEL EICHEN Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000  Submitted by: Christian Heinkel

Name of Deceased: EICHEN, Pauline HEINKEL
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: 19 May 1938
Obituary: Mrs. Pauline EICHEN Rites Held Monday Aged Woman Expires Friday at the House of Her Son, Fred EICHEN in Brushy Mound Township. Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline EICHEN, who died Friday at the home of her son, Fred EICHEN in Brushy Mound township, were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from Spanish Needle church, with Rev. R. C. HOHMANN, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical church of this city, officiating. In charge of the beautiful floral offerings were Virginia ELLIFRITZ, Marcella LOTT, Marilynn EICHEN, Pauline EICHEN, Imogene EICHEN and Doris O'NEIL. Pallbearers were Walter YOUNG, William HAMMANN, George HAMMANN, Clint CAUDLE, Edward MEINERS and Jack KILLAM. Interment was made in the Hacke cemetery in Brushy Mound township. Mrs. Pauline HEINKEL EICHEN, daughter of Fred and Madeline FISHBACK HEINKEL, was born in Wittenburg, Germany, August 8, 1854. She departed this life at 11:27 p.m. Friday, aged 83 years, 9 months and 5 days. When she was 20 years of age she came to Carlinville from Germany. In 1874 she was united in marriage with George J. EICHEN. To this union eleven children were born. Mrs. EICHEN had been a member of the Evangelical church of Carlinville since its early establishment in this community. She had made her home with her son, Fred Eichen and family during the past 18 years. She was most devoted to her home and family and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. Her husband preceded her in death 19 years ago; also five children preceded her, namely: Mrs. Charles MOLTROS and Mrs. Charles CLASEN, Chicago; Mrs. Joe LOTT, Oak Park; Charles EICHEN and George EICHEN, Carlinville. Those surviving to mourn her passing are: Mrs. Thomas O'NEIL of Carlinville; William EICHEN of Plainview; Fred EICHEN and Otto EICHEN of Brushy Mound township; Mrs. Willard PIERCE of Kenosha, Wis., and Mrs. Edna ELLIFRITZ of Carlinville; also 23 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren; one brother, Gus HEINKEL of Carlinville, a number of nieces and nephews, and many kind neighbors and friends who sadly miss her.

Obituary of Franklin Mearl ELLER Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001  Submitted by: Pat Morrison

Name of Deceased: ELLER, Franklin Mearl
Name of Newspaper: unknown
Date of Obituary
: unknown
Obituary: Carlinville Man Killed in Action. Pfc. Franklin M. ELLER Casualty in Italy. Carlinville, Feb 4. - Pfc. Franklin Mearl ELLER, known to his friends as Mearl, was killed in action Jan. 18 in Italy in defense of his country. The news of his death was received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer ELLER, who reside on Yard Street in Otwell addition. Mearl was 25 years old and was one of the three sons of the family to enter the service. He has been in service since Oct. 16, 1941, and was sent overseas in September of 1943. He was in the heavy artillery division. He had lived in Carlinville all of his life and attended the grade schools in this city. He leaves behind him besides his parents, a number of brothers and sisters. A brother, Russel L. ELLER is in England and Pvt. Ralph ELLER is at home on furlough. (No further information, obit found with old photos.)

Obituary of Sebird Wollard ENGLAND Macoupin County IL (c)2002  Submitted by:  Emily Jones

Name of Deceased: ENGLAND, Sebird Wollard
Name of Newspaper: The Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary: November 18, 1915
Obituary: S. W. ENGLAND - Sebird Wollard ENGLAND, died at the home of his son, S. B. ENGLAND, in Litchfield, Tuesday morning, November 16th, aged seventy-three years, three months and three days. The remains were brought to this city Tuesday evening and taken to the home of his son Everett ENGLAND where they were viewed by friends Wednesday. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. J. WATTS, at Union Chapel this morning at 11 o'clock and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. The deceased was born August 13th, 1842. On August 17th, 1865 he was married to Julia Ann LUTTRELL, to which union four children were born namely Thomas J.; Elsie May; Samuel and Everett. Thomas J died September 7th, 1866 and Elsie May died December 10th, 1901. His wife died eleven years ago. The majority of Mr. ENGLAND's life was spent farming west of this city. A number of years ago he moved to town and was engaged in the draying business and also was the familiar driver of the sprinkling wagon when water was used on the streets.

Obituary of Louvisa EMMONS (BAKER) Macoupin County IL (c)2000  Submitted by:  Betty Richardson

Name of Deceased: EMMONS, Louvisa (BAKER)
Name of Newspaper: Alton Evening Telegraph
Date of Obituary: October 18, 1943
Obituary: Louvisa EMMONS (BAKER)
Leaving 105 lineal descendents, Mrs. Leouvisa (Louvisa) EMMONS, 81, widow of the Rev. W.H. EMMONS, died Saturday at 11 p.m. at the CONRAD Nursing Home on Elm Street. She was the mother of 13 children, seven of whom are living and leaves 47 grandchildren and 51 geat grandchildren. She was born April 8, 1862 at Mechanicsburg, Sangamon County and was married Jan. 8, 1880 to the Rev. William H. EMMONS, a Baptist minister, who died eight years ago. The seven surviving children are Harry and Mrs. Bessie WELCH, Winchester; Cleve, Jacksonville; John, Alton; Mark, White Hall; Lee, Hettick; and George of near White Hall. She also leaves in addition to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, a brother Willis BAKER, Denver, Colorado and a half-sister Mrs Sarah SHOEMAKER, Cooper, Tex. Funeral rites will be conducted by the Rev. Guy HALL Wednesday at 11 am at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in LAND's Cemetery, Palmyra. The body is at STREEPER Funeral Home where friends may call after 5 pm today.

Obituary of John M. ENGLEMAN Macoupin County Illinois ©2000  Submitted by:  Kenneth R Doty Jr

Name of Deceased: ENGLEMAN, John M.
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary
: February 28, 1951
Obituary: John M. ENGLEMAN, retired Mt. Olive farmer and former resident of the New Douglas community died this morning at 5 o'clock in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward ROSENTHAL, at New Douglas. He was 87 years old. Services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Mt. Olive's Zion Lutheran church by Rev. H. HOFHENKE, pastor. Burial will be in Mt. Olive cemetery. The body will lie in state at Becker & Son funeral home in Mt. Olive until noon Friday. Mr. ENGLEMAN spent his entire life in the community. His wife, the former Ida JOHNSON, preceded him in death in 1942. Surviving are a son, Henry, of Erie, Kans. and five daughters, Mrs. Edward KRUSE, Mt. Olive; Mrs. ROSENTHAL; Mrs. Henry BUSKE, Alhambra; Mrs. John LANDOLT, Grant Fork; and Mrs. Charles HARTKE, Litchfield. He also leaves 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Henry JOHNSON of Detroit, also survives.

Obituary of Anna ENGLEMAN (BOHLEN), Macoupin County Illinois ©2000  Submitted by: Kenneth R Doty Jr

Name of Deceased: ENGELMAN, Anna
Name of Newspaper: MT.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary
: NOVEMBER 18, 1893
Obituary: Mrs. Anna ENGLEMAN, wife of Michael ENGLEMAN, died at her home on second south street, last Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the age of 25 years. She had only been sick about two weeks previous to her death, the disease being typhoid fever. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elde BOHLEN, of this city, and the circumstances surrounding the case are quite sad. The unexpected death has not only deprived the husband of his good wife, but three little children, one only a few months old, are left motherless, while a young life in the vigor of womanhood has passed to the great unknown. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon from Zion's Lutheran Church, at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Robert KNOLL conducting the services, the remains then being conveyed to the Mt. Olive cemetery for interment, followed by a large concourse of friends, all of whom sympathize with the family and in their hour of affiction.

Obituary of Metta A. BROWNING EVANS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001  Submitted by:  Jack Cox

Name of Deceased: EVANS, Metta A. BROWNING
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary:
June 19, 1952
Obituary: Mrs. Metta A. EVANS, of Virden, died at 3 p.m. Sunday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John OSBORNE, with whom she resided. Mrs. EVANS was 84 years old. Mrs. EVANS was born Feb 15, 1867, near Carrollton, a daughter of J. P. and Ellen BROWNING. She was married to R. B. EVANS in 1889 (sic: 1888). She was a member of the Virden Baptist church. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. John OSBORNE, Mrs. Ben OSBORNE and Miss Lena EVANS, all of Virden; four brothers, Dr. P. H. BROWNING of San Jose, Calif.; Joseph BROWNING, of Pasadena Calif., and Paul and Norman BROWNING, both of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Remains were removed to the Jones Funeral Home, Virden, where friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Monday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Virden Baptist church, Rev. L. C. TAYLOR assisted by Rev. Ellner GRAFFT, will officiate and burial will be in Virden Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph GARRISON, Harold RIFFEY, Paul WALKINGTON, Dwight PITMAN, Sr., W. A. BALL and R. T. ALLEN.
Obituary of Roderick Benjamin EVANS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001  Submitted by:  Jack Cox

Name of Deceased: EVANS, Roderick Benjamin
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary:
June 19, 1952
Obituary: Virden Recorder - June 19, 1952 Death Claims Ben Evans, Who Hoped to Enjoy Centennial R. Benjamin EVANS, 86, life-long resident of Virden, died Friday night at St. John's hospital Springfield. He had entered the hospital two days before. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist church, Rev. L. C. TAYLOR, assisted by Rev. Elner GRAFFT, officiated and burial was in Virden Cemetery. Pall bearers were Harold RIFFEY, Paul BURRIS, W. A. BALL, R. T. ALLEN and Dwight PITMAN Sr. The son of William and Louisiana NOBLE EVANS, he was born September 22, 1865, in the east part of Virden. The house is still standing. His father had the first blacksmith shop in Virden on the west side of the square. He later moved to the south side and after selling in 1865 to Jasper COX and Richard BALL, he moved to a farm near Farmersville. He later ran a shop on the Bois d'Arc corner for nine to ten years. Benjamin EVANS in 1887 married Metta A BROWING of this city. She passed away in April 1951. They were parents of four children. Irene died at the age of 25. Surviving are Mrs. Lulu OSBORNE, Mrs. Hatibel OSBORNE, and Miss Lena EVANS, three granddaughters, two great-grandsons, all of Virden. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. EVANS had made their home with their daughter, and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John OSBORNE. On his last visit to the Virden Recorder office about ten days before his death, Mr. EVANS expressed his interest in the Centennial and was looking forward to seeing many old friends.

Obituary of Thos. EWIG, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008  Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: EWIG, Thos.
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
25 Apr 1914  
Thos. EWIG passed away at his home Tuesday morning, after only a short illness, aged 51 years, 1 month and 16 days. He was in his usual health last week, but Saturday was suddenly taken with an attack of pneumonia, and quickly grew worse, death calling him away Tuesday morning. EWIG was one of the best known residents of Mt.Olive, having resided here for a long number of years. He was a painter by profession. He is survived by his wife, four daughters and one son. The funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at the English M. E. Church by Rev. MCKENZIE.

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