Obituaries o-g001, Macoupin County IL ©1998-2011

Obituary of Anna GARRELS (SCHLOMANN), Macoupin County Illinois ©2008  Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: GARRELS, Anna (SCHLOMANN)
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
3 July 1931 
Obituary: DEATH CALLS MRS.ANNA GARRELS Mrs.Anna GARRELS, widow of the late Harm GARRELS, passed away at the St.Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Wednesday, after a lingering illness of diabetes, at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 3 days. She is survived by three sons, Louis, of LeMars, Iowa, and Edward and Herman of Mt.Olive; two daughters, Mrs. Adele OLDENETTLE of Bunker Hill, and Mrs. Henry SCHUETTE, south of Mt.Olive; one sister and two brothers. Her husband preceded her in death in February 1931. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of Mr.and Mrs. Henry SCHUETTE, 6 miles south of Mt.Olive, and at 2 o'clock at the Zion Lutheran church in this city, Rev.H. HOFHENKE officiating. Interment will be in the Mt.Olive cemetery.

Obituary of Harm GARRELS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008  Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: GARRELS, Harm
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
20 Feb 1931 
Obituary: DEATH CALLS HARM GARRELS Harm GARRELS, one of the well-known citizens of this community, died at his home in this city Saturday afternoon, at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 16 days. Harm GARRELS was born at Alton, Ill., Oct. 29,1856, coming to Mt.Olive with his parents when a child. March 26th 1883 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna SCHLOMANN, and to this union six children were born 3 sons and 3 daughteers. One daughter, Mrs. Emma HEMANN, preceded him in death. Until 1918 he resided on a farm a mile south of Mt.Olive, when he retired from active farming and moved to the city. About three months ago he becameseriously ill and was taken to the Litchfield hospital, where he underwent several operations, and for a time he seemed to rally and gain strength, but a few weeks ago he took a turn for the worse,and he steadily grew weaker until death called him Saturday. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, 3 sons. Louis of LeMars, Iowa; Edward at home and Herman, of Mt.Olive; two daughters, Mrs. Adele OLDENETTLE, of Bunker Hill, and Mrs. Lydia SCHUETTE of Mt.Olive; 12 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Anna WHITEHOUSE of Litchfield, and Mrs. Trientje ARKEBAUER and Mrs. Mary HASSHEIDER of Mt.Olive. Funeral services were conducted at the Zion's Lutheran church, of which he had been a life long and faithful member, by Rev. HOFHENKE on Tuesday afternoon, and the remains were laid to rest in the Mt.Olive cemetery.

Obituary of Sarah GARST (GIBSON), Macoupin County Illinois (c)2007  Submitted by: M Trover

Name of Deceased: GARST
, Sarah (GIBSON)
Name of Newspaper:
Date of Obituary:

Obituary: Mrs. Sarah GARST Girard, Sept. 26, 1951 Mrs. Sarah GARST, of Girard, died at 4:30 AM Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles COULTAS, of Virden. Mrs. GARST was 95 years old and had been ill for some time. Mrs. GARST was born Dec. 17, 1855, near Franklin, Morgan County, Illinois, the daughter of Cullen and Nancy DAUGHERTY GIBSON. As a young woman, Mrs. GARST moved in a covered wagon to Nebraska. She later moved to Madison, Kansas, and resided there until 1900. She then returned to Illinois. She was a member of the Girard Church of Brethren. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Florence ANDREW and Mrs. Stella LANTZ of Madison, Kansas; Mrs. Edith KOHL of Omaha, Nebraska; and Mrs. Ethel COULTAS of Virden, Illinois; one son John C. GARST of Madison, Kansas; one sister Mrs. Lizzie STOWE of Springfield, Illinois; two brothers, Henry GIBSON of Girard, Illinois; and Cullen Q. GIBSON of Springfield, Illinois; 9 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Remains are at the BERRY Funeral home in Girard where funeral services will be held at 2 PM Friday.

Obituary of Thomas E. GARY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: GARY, Thomas E.
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: July 26, 1899
Obituary: Thomas E. GARY Carlinville Democrat printed 7-26-1899 Page 1 Death of Thos. E. GARY Died at his home in this city, Thursday morning about 10 o'clock, Thomas E. GARY, aged 75 years last March 17th. For many years Mr. GARY has been afflicted with heart trouble. This morning he went out into the garden to gather some blackberries but soon returned to the house, saying he felt very sick. He immediately went to bed, and complained of being cold. Warm applications were made and he soon revived and seemed better for a short time. The members of his family felt no particular uneasiness, as he had been subject to such depressing spells for some years, and after he seemed to gain his natural warmth returned to their household duties. Soon after one of his daughters heard his endeavor to call and with his wife rushed into the room, but he died almost instantly without speaking a word. Mr. GARY has been for more than 50 years a resident of this county in Barr Township, and in this city 12 years. He was born in Kentucky, March 17, 1824 and married Miss Sallie A. RIVES, March 8, 1848. Of this union eight children were born-one, Chas. E. died when about five years old. Seven with the mother survive to mourn his death. They are Mrs. G. W. HOLLIDAY, Golden City, Mo., Dr. James F., Delhi, Ill., William A., Chesterfield, Ill, Henry H. and Elmer E., near Greenfield in Barr Township. Elizabeth Ann and Etta are at home.

Obituary of Andrew Peter GATES, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 M Trover

Name of Deceased: GATES, Andrew Peter
Name of Newspaper: Auburn Citizen
Date of Obituary: Feb. 9, 1927 (page 5, column 2 & 3)
Obituary: Andrew P. GATES
Andrew P. GATES, son of Henry and Sally (JENKINS) GATES, was born in Muhlenberg Co, KY, on the 9th of May, 1847, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daisy KATES, about three miles north of Womac at 12:30 o'clock AM Tuesday, Feb. 1, 1927, aged at time of death, 79 years, 8 months, 22 days. In September, 1854, he came with his father's family to Illinois of which state he has since been a righteous citizen. About two years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke and has been in failing health since. On Monday morning preceding his death, accompanied by his wife and son, Ernest, and daughter Daisy of near Womac, he left his home in Honey Point for Girard to consult a physician and as he was returning home suffered the second stroke and passed away at the home of his daughter. He accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Shaws Point Baptist church a number of years ago. He was united in marriage to Maria(h) CLARK. To this union, four children were born, Frank of Oregon; Ada May RHODES of Oklahoma; and Susie and Cora, the latter two dying when quite young. His (first) wife died in Dec 1880. In August 1882, he was again united in marriage, to Rose (Rosetta Bell RING) and to this union seven children were born-Mrs. Florence CULP of Litchfield; Mrs. Alta STEAD and Ernest GATES of McVey; Mrs. Daisy KATES of near Womac; William GATES of Carlinville; and Charles at home. Six children, with his wife, are left to mourn his departure. One daughter Nellie preceded her father in death in July 1912. Besides his wife and children mentioned he leaves 21 grandchildren, two brothers and one sister- T. M. GATES of Barnett; J. P. GATES and Mrs. S. S. GROVES of Litchfield, besides a number of nephews and nieces and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Rural Church north of Womac, on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Frank CROUCH pastor of the Baptist Church at Gillespie officiating. Interment in the Rural Cemetery. The pallbearers were Ed CARPENTER, Watson GROVES, Festus CHAPIN, Chris HARMS, Wm. SCHWERTFEGER and Albert PRICHARD.

Obituary of Lucinda GATES (WOOD), Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Marilyn Trover Galvan

Name of Deceased: GATES, Lucinda (WOOD)
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary:
Jan. 18, 1895
Obituary: Lucinda WOOD was born in Madison Co, IL, Dec. 31, 1816, moved with her parents to Sangamon Co, in 1818, and settled near where Auburn now stands. She was the oldest of a family of twelve children, consisting of seven sons and five daughters, all of whom have been gathered home except three brothers and two sisters, well along in years, only waiting the Master's call. She was raised a Cumberland Presbyterian and made a profession of religion in October, 1822, but as her children became followers of the Savior they united with the Baptist Church, and she, feeling that she wanted to be with them, united with the Sugar Creek Baptist Church now known as the Auburn Baptist Church and later in life placed her letter in the Virden Baptist Church of which she lived a consistent member. Jan. 10, 1895, she answered the call to which we all must respond and passed away quietly, trusting in the precious promises of her Heavenly Father. She was married to Andrew GATES, formerly of Kentucky, in February 1833, Of this union twelve children were born, seven sons and five daughters. One son and three daughters survive her, viz: Leander A. GATES and Catherine A. ORGAN, of Virden, Mary E. BALDWIN, of Springfield, and Lucinda E. LEUTZ, at present in St. Augustine, FL. The others, together with her loving husband, have passed on before her to the other side. Besides the sons and daughters mentioned above, she leaves twelve grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.

Obituary of Oscar Henry Cullen GATES, Macoupin County Illinois (c)1998 M Trover

Name of Deceased: GATES, Oscar Henry Cullen
Name of Newspaper: Roswell Daily Record
Date of Obituary:Nov. 15, 1956
Obituary: Oscar Henry Cullen GATES, 86, 110 N. Pennsylvania Ave., retired insurance and loan broker and Roswell resident for 40 years died at 5:45 PM yesterday in the Joel Green Convalescent Home. Son of Frank GATES, veteran of the War between the States, and Serilda GIBSON GATES, he was born 18 Mar 1870 in Girard, Illinois. When he was in his teens he moved to Trinidad, Colorado where his brother Charles went into the building construction business. In 1916, Mr. GATES came to Roswell and began an insurance and loan business. His office was in the White Building. Mr. GATES and Jessie MONTAGUE were married in Roswell in 1939. This was his second marriage. Survivors are the widow and three of his four sons (all of whom served in the first world war). They are Cullen C, of Chicago, Edwin, of Milwaukee, and Rietman C., of Wood, Wisconsin. Wayne another son died in 1933. Sisters are Mrs. Emma GARDNER of Girard, Illinois, and Mrs. Lois GATES TROVER of Carlinville, Illinois, and his brother Edgar GATES of Springfield, Illinois. Funeral services will be at 9 AM, Saturday in Ballard Chapel. Services will be conducted by Dr. Austin H DILLON, First Methodist Minister. Burial will be at South Park Cemetery.

Obituary of Sarah "Sallie" GATES (JENKINS), Macoupin County Illinois (c)2004 M Trover < Name of Deceased:GATES, Sarah "Sallie" (JENKINS)

Name of Newspaper
: unknown
Date of Obituary: 1895 
Obituary: Died December 30, 1895 (Notice, of which was given in last week's paper, of the death of Mrs. Sallie GATES is here extended in form of a brief biographical sketch.) Sallie GATES, whose girlhood name was JENKINS, was born in Muhlenburg County, KY, March 4, 1817. She died December 30, 1895, aged 78 years, 9 months, 26 days. She was united in marriage to Henry GATES, Feb. 28, 1834. Of this union eleven children were born, seven sons and four daughters, all living to years of maturity. The family circle was first broken by the father's death on January 5, 1873. Later two sons and two daughters preceded her to the grave. About 1857, through a series of meetings held in the neighborhood, mother and four of the youngest children joined the Shaw's Point Baptist Church, and have lived consistent Christian lives since, or until taken away. The mother, formally while living in Sangamon County, held her membership in the Dunkard or Brethren Church. A number of years ago she broke up housekeeping and has since been living with her children, seeking to be most with those whom she could assist in sickness or distress, always kind, loving, and unassuming. Just at the time when her fatal sickness came on she was with her widowed daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lee GATES, at Barnett, helping her to tack comforts and seemed to be in her usual good health until about 3 o'clock PM, when she complained of a dizziness and pain in her head. She laid down and soon became unconscious. A doctor was at once dispatched for but did not arrive in time to see her alive, she having died in less than two hours from first complaining. Truly a good woman, mother and an old settler has passed away having emigrated to this state as early as 1855. Funeral services and burial occurred at Rural church, conducted by Rev. Deteric (DEADRICK), of Carlinville, attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends and relatives. "Sleep, mother, sleep; your life's work is done; earth is past and heaven won."

Obituary of Serilda Jane GATES (GIBSON), Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 M Trover

Name of Deceased: GATES, Serilda Jane(GIBSON)
Name of Newspaper
: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary:February 1940
Obituary: Funeral services for Serilda Jane GATES, who died Tuesday, February 13, 1940, at Girard, were held at 2 PM Thursday from the Brethren Church, that city, with Rev. CASLOW, Virden, assisted by Rev. Dearhoff of the Home, officiating. The deceased was the great-great-aunt of Lynn Elbert BERRY, who assisted his father, C. E. BERRY, in conducting the last rites. Interment was made in the Girard City cemetery, with six neighbors acting as pallbearers. Mrs. GATES was the oldest of 12 children born to the late Rev. Cullen C. GIBSON and his wife, Nancy Jane DAUGHERTY, pioneer settlers in this part of the state, the father coming from Tennessee in 1829 and the mother from Louisville, KY, the following year. Serilda GIBSON was born February 24, 1845, in Youngblood Prairie, near Franklin, Morgan County, Illinois, but as a small child came with her parents into Macoupin County to make their permanent home. In 1861 she was married to Frank W. GATES, whose parents also brought their family into Illinois from Kentucky. She lived her entire 60 years of married life in and near Girard. Her husband served his country through the duration of the Civil War and she was the oldest Civil War widow in Macoupin County at the time of her death. If she had lived until the 24th of February she would have been 95 years of age. In 1901 she and her husband retired from farming and came to Girard, and after his death in 1923 she made her home with her several children. She made several trips to California to visit her daughter, Mrs. Nora HARSHBARGER; spent a year in Denver with her son Charles M. GATES, an architech; and made shorter visits with her oldest daughter, Mrs. Sara FORTNER in Sulphur Springs, Ark. She spent many summers here in Carlinville with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Lois TROVER and family, endearing herself to the friends she made while here. Mrs. GATES lived a long, happy and useful Christian life and from early girlhood was a devoted member of the Brethren Church, or Dunkards, as they were called in the early days. In 1905 her father, Rev. Cullen C. GIBSON founded the Brethren Home in Girard, where Mrs. GATES was devotedly cared for the last 18 months of her life. One son, Charles M. GATES of Denver, Colo., and one daughter, Mrs. Ella McCann, Bird Township, preceded their mother in death. Surviving are the four daughters, Mrs. Sara FORTNER, Sulphur Spring, Ark; Mrs. Emma GARDNER, Girard, Illinois; Mrs. Nora HARSHBARGER, LaVerne, Calif; and Mrs. Lois TROVER, Carlinville; two sons, Oscar C. GATES, Roswell, NM and Edgar F. GATES, of Springfield, Illinois.. She leaves 24 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Of the GIBSON family of 12 there are 6 surviving Mrs. GATES: three sisters, Mrs. Hanna WIRT, Virden; Mrs. Sarah GARST, Girard, and Mrs. Lizzie STOWE, Springfield, and three brothers, George and Henry GIBSON, Girard, and Cullen Q. GIBSON of Springfield. Somewhere tonight among the hills of heaven, She'll walk with all God's stars around her. And we who lost her here on earth, grow happy knowing God has found her.

Obituary of Joe GAY, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Pam

Name of Deceased: GAY, Joe
Name of Newspaper: Gillespie News
Date of Obituary:June 5, 1957
Obituary:Joe GAY, 68, of Benld, died at 10 am. Sunday. June 2 at the Benld Hotel where he made his home. Mr. GAY, a native of Italy, was a retired miner and was a member of Local 1, Progressive Miners of America union. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret BAGGIO of Wilsonville. Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm Tuesday, June 4 from the Union Funeral Home in Benld and burial was in Benld City Cemetery. (Note: not my line; no further info; found in old paper) Obituary of James GEBEST, Macoupin County Illinois �2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: GEBEST
, James
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald

Date of Obituary: May 19, 1943
Obituary: Litchfield News Herald 5-19-1943 James Gebest, 81, Dead at Mt. Olive James GEBEST, 81, FORMER Mt. Olive resident, died at the Macoupin county farm at Carlinville this morning at 12:30 o'clock. Mr. GEBEST was born in Indiana on Jan. 21, 1862. For a number of years he was employed by the Consolidated Coal company at mine 15 at Mt. Olive. He was also a member of the Mt. Olive band. Surviving him are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret PASLEY of New York City, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frank GEBEST of Estherville, Iowa and a granddaughter. The body was removed to the Becker & Sons funeral home at Mt. Olive where funeral arrangements will be made upon the arrival of the daughter from New York City.

Obituary of Thomas Edward GEE, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: GEE
, Thomas Edward
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: March 27, 1907, P4
Obituary: T. E. (Thomas Edward) GEE was born in Binghampton, New York, July 4, 1875, died at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. KEPLINGER, Friday, March 22. The funeral service was held at Vancil Temple church, Sunday, March 24, 1907, Rev. BABBA in charge.

Obituary of Gertrude B. GEE (KEPLINGER), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: GEE, Gertrube B. (KEPLINGER)
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: July 31, 1907
Obituary: Gertrube B. KEPLINGER, was born Nov. 13, 1875 near Modesto, Ill., and died July 21, 1907 at the home of her brother near Palmyra. She was married to Thomas E. GEE, Sept. 10, 1896. One child, Grace Lorene, was given to them to bless their union. She was converted in early youth and united with the M. E. church, living an exemplary Christian life, and died with hope in Christ and love for his people. She held her membership in the M. E. church at Palmyra when death called her. Her husband only preceded her four months ago, both have battled for some time past with that dread disease consumption. Two trips to Colorado and one to Arizona were made in search of health; but the husband was brought back to be laid to rest. Again Mrs. GEE with her mother, who was an untiring companion, made a trip to Colorado, hoping this congenial climate would baffle the disease. Finding her strength fast leaving her, she returned to the home of her brother, Ed. KEPLINGER, from whose residence God saw fit to take her home on Sunday evening just as the day was closing. Her day closed on earth to open in that bright heavenly home, where life is one constant day. Mrs. GEE was a patient, though intense sufferer, and all that loving hands could do was done for her. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving mother, one sister and two brothers, besides her little six year old daughter, together with a host of relatives and friends. She will live long in the hearts of her loved ones and her good deeds will not go unrewarded. The funeral exercises of the subject of the above obituary were conducted at Vancil Temple Tuesday, July 23d at 1:30 p.m. by V. E. KING, assisted by Rev. A. V. BABBA. A large concourse of people were present, and the deepest sympathy manifested for the bereaved family. The interment took place in the Pulliam cemetery, the beautiful burial service being read in a way to impress all hearts with its solemnity. A Friend.

Obituary of Deborah Ann (Girth) Geer, Submitted by: Cindy Leonard

Name of Deceased: GEER, Deborah Ann (Girth)
Name of Newspaper:
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Obituary: Deborah Ann GEER, 66, of Bunker Hill, IL, died at Surrey Place, Chesterfield, MO, on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 3:50 am. She was born January 11, 1952, in Alton, IL and raised in Bunker Hill, IL. She was the daughter of Edward GIRTH & Dorothy (COOPER) GIRTH. She married Harvey "Butch" GEER on December 31, 1980 in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death after 29 years of marriage living in St. Ann, MO. She worked for SIUE for 18 years. For the past 20 years, she was involved in genealogy helping family and friends search their family history. Deborah was a graduate of Bunker Hill High School and a graduate of SIUE where she received her degree in music. Deborah had taught piano to numerous students in Bunker Hill. She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church and she was treasurer for St. Michael's Women's Council. She was also a member of the Bunker Hill Historical Society and Bunker Hill Alumni. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy GIRTH of Bunker Hill, IL, sisters, Candice GIRTH of Wildwood, MO, Cynthia GIRTH of Wildwood, MO, aunt, Nora GIRTH of Wood River, IL, sister in law, Mary SWOPE of St. Charles, MO, brothers in law, Bill (Sherry) GEER of St. Louis, MO, Charles (Angie) GEER of Granite City, IL, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Deborah was preceded in death by her spouse, father, grandparents, Edward and Carrie GIRTH, John and Bertha COOPER. Friends may call on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Funeral mass will be Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton, IL with Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Bunker Hill, IL. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Cemetery, St. Michael's Catholic Church or Bunker Hill Alumni.

Obituary of Rosina GEHNER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: GEHNER, Rosina
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
2 May 1914 
Obituary: For the second time within the space of a month death visited the home of Henry GEHNER, Jr., one of the prosperous and best known farmers of this vicinity, residing about two miles north of this city, for on Monday, Rosina, the second oldest daughter, was called away by the angel of death, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis, at the age of 23 years. Her older sister died about a month ago, and the family has the sinceere sympathy of all in this their second bereavment in so short a time. Death pays no heed to age or station, and no matter how strong the desire to live, or how dear life may be, when the summons comes, the young must answer as well as the old, and the spirit return to Him who gave it. The funeral service were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, where Rev. BRODERS rendered a touching sermon, the large church being crowded by sympathizing friends of the family.

Obituary of Capt. Thomas GELDEN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: Deb Haines

Name of Deceased: GELDEN, Thomas, Capt.
Name of Newspaper: Decatur Review, Decatur IL
Date of Obituary:
Nov 29, 1881
Capt. Thomas Gelden, a native of England, a veteran of the Black Hawk war, died at Virden

Obituary of Max GEORGE, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: GEORGE, Max
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
November 3, 1906
Obituary: Shrouded in Mystery. Max GEORGE, a former resident of the vicinity of Staunton died on Thursday morning at Carlinville. It is not known at what time his death occurred or what was the cause of it. He retired about 12 o'clock Wednesday night seemingly in his usual health and about 6 o'clock the next morning he was found dead in bed. The coroner was notified and an inquest held. After the inquest was held the body was prepared for burial and shipped to this city via the interburban, arriving at 8 o'clock Thursday night. The remains were taken to the home of Paul GROSS, and uncle of the deceased. Mr. GEORGE was aged 29 years 2 months and 11 days. He leaves a mother, father, three sisters and three brothers to mourn his sad death and they have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. HUGO on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of Mr. GROSS to the St. Paul's Church. The remains were interred in the city cemetery.

Obituary of W. R. GEORGE, Macoupin County Illinois ©2004  Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: GEORGE
, W. R.
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
18 Feb 1893 
Obituary: W. R. GEORGE, a former resident and well known citizen of Mt.Olive died in the hospital in Spalding, Ill., last week. He had been an invalid for several years, the immediate cause of his death being consuption. Deceased was a member in good standing of the Mt.Olive Camp of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Obituary of Charles C. GIBSON, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007  Submitted by: M Trover

Name of Deceased: GIBSON, Charles C.
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary:
13 Nov 1913 
Obituary: Charles C. GIBSON died at his home in the northwest part of this city Wednesday evening, Nov. 12, 1913 of Bright's disease. Mr. GIBSON was born near Franklin, Morgan Co, IL, July 3, 1850, and was aged 63 years 4 months and 2 days. At the age of 14 years he moved with his parents to Girard, where he spent the greater portion of his life. He resided about nine years near Auburn. Mr. GIBSON married Miss Susan NEHER of Virden, Dec. 22, 1870. To this union were born ten children of whom two died in childhood. The eight surviving are Mrs. Clara SHULL of Virden, Elmer A. GIBSON of Girard, Frank W. GIBSON of Springfield, NM, Calvin O. GIBSON of South English, IA, Mrs. Ora MOTE of Clarksville, MI, Ora GIBSON in school at Mt. Morris, and Irvin and Miss Ada residing at home in this city. Beside the eight children and the widow he is also survivied by his father, Cullen C. GIBSON, aged 90 years, five brothers and five sisters as follows: John GIBSON of Greenfield, Isaac of Pawnee, Cullen of Springfield, and Henry and George both of this city, Mrs. Hannah WIRT of Virden, Mrs. Henry SHOWALTER of McPherson, KS, and Mrs. Sarah GARST, Mrs. John J. STOWE and Mrs. Frank W. GATES all of this city and Mrs. Mary GIBSON of Des Moines, IA who is the surviving widow of his brother James. The funeral services will be held at the Church of the Brethren in this city Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Isaac J. HARSHBARGER. Interment will be made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Obituary of James William GIBSON, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007  Submitted by: M Trover

Name of Deceased: GIBSON, James William
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Obituary: James William GIBSON was born near Franklin, Morgan Co, IL, January 9, 1847; died at the home of his oldest child, Mrs. S. B. MILLER , in Des Moines, Iowa, July 9, 1900, at the age of 53 years and 6 months. He was the second of a family of fourteen children, all of whom survive him, except two sisters. His early life was spent with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. GIBSON, in Morgan County, IL. At about the age of 18 he came to Macoupin County, IL, where he has lived since that time. On the 27th day of February, 1868, he was married to Mary M. WRIGHT. To this union seven children have been born, all of whom survive the father except the second child, a daughter who died in infancy. In their early married life both of them united with the German Baptist Church of which they have been faithful members ever since. In the early spring he was effected with pains in the left side of his head, but bore it uncomplainingly until some time in May, when he sought the help of Dr. A. E. PRINCE, in Springfield. He remained in PRINCE's sanitarium twelve days, but found only temporary relief. After coming from there he remained at home a little over three weeks. On Monday, June 25, he went to Iowa to try ostoepathic treament. These treatments seemed to relieve him and yet they seemed to hasten the lurking disease. Since Sunday, July 1, he was delirious. On Saturday, July 7, he was seized with spinal meningitis and was unconscious up to the time of his death which occured July 9, 1900. Services were held at the home of Bro. S. B. MILLER, July 10, and 5 o'clock by Bro. R. H. TAYLOR, also at Girard the 11th, by Rev. J. H. BRUBAKER and I. J. HARSHBARGER.

Obituary of Mary GIESELMAN (BOHLEN), Macoupin County Illinois ©2008  Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: GIESELMAN,
Name of Newspaper: Alton Evening Telgraph
Date of Obituary:
8 Feb 1923 
Obituary: Mrs. Mary GIESELMAN of East Alton died at St. Joseph's hospital last evening at six-ten o'clock following an operation which she underwent at three in the afternoon. Mrs. GIESELMAN was ill for the past ten days, suffering from stomach trouble. She was the wife of William GIESELMAN and is survived by her husband and one son, Genlus. For the past six years she had resided on East Main street in East Alton and during her residence there made many friends. She was a kind, charitable woman and was ever ready to help in times of illness and trouble in the homes of her friends. Had she lived until tomorrow Mrs. GIESELMAN would have been 49 years of age. She was born in Lebanon, Ill., her maiden name being Mary BOHLEN. When aa small child she moved with her parents to Mt.Olive and spent her life, until six years ago, in that place. She was married in Mt.Olive 27 years ago. She was the mother of three children, two of whom, Leatha and Virgil Faye, died in infancy. She also leaves a niece, Mrs. George REIKEN of East Alton, whom she raised, and five brothers, O.E. BOHLEN of East Alton, John of Iowa, Albert, Henry and J.E. of Mt.Olive. The body was taken to Mt.Olive this morning and the funeral will be held from the Mt.Olive Methodist church Sunday afternoon, although the exact time has not been set. Mrs. GIESELMAN was an officer of the Bethalto Chapter of the Eastern Stars and the women of the organization will be in charge of the services at the grave side.

Obituary of William GIESELMAN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008  Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: GIESELMAN,
Name of Newspaper: Alton Evening Telegraph
Date of Obituary:
9 Jan 1935 
Obituary: Wm.GIESELMAN of East Alton Dies East Alton,Jan.9- William GIESELMAN,69, was found dead in an outbuilding at his home,121 Main street, at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Death was attributed to heart failure. Residing at the home of his son, Genlis, Mr. GEISELMAN shortly before dinner had left the home. As he walked out his daughter-in-law had reminded him that supper would be ready in a short time. Genlis GIESELMAN was away at the time. With supper prepared, she began looking for her father-in-law. She sent a boy to the house of a neighbor where he was known to visit often. Returning to the GIESELMAN house, the boy espied the aged man in the outbuilding. Neighbors were called to assist in getting him into the house, but he had expired. GIESELMAN had resided in East Alton for 17 years. He was born in Christian county Nov. 25, 1863. He married Mary BOHLEN of Mount Olive 37 years ago and, exccept for a year spent in Beebe, Ark., after he had given up his position as rural mail carrier, lived all his married life there until he came to East Alton. Mrs. GIESELMAN died 10 years ago. The body was taken to Mount Olive today and funeral services will be held there Tuesday afternoon.

Obituary of Thomas Edward GLASS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: GLASS
, Thomas Edward
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
November 3, 1913
Obituary: Thomas Edward GLASS Daily Enquirer 11-3-1913 Thomas Edward GLASS, a respected and aged citizen of this city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lyman RICE, on South Broad street, Sunday afternoon, at fifteen minutes after four o'clock. He suffered a paralytic stroke about a month ago and had been confined to his bed since that time. Mr. GLASS was 82 years of age, having been born in Alton, August 16th, 1831, and moved to this city in 1870, where he has since resided. His wife died several years ago and he leaves to mourn his loss, six children, M. F. GLASS, of Hillsboro, G. W. and T. E. GLASS, Jr., Mrs. John RICE, Mrs. Lyman RICE, and Mrs. E. L. CARROLL, all of this city. The funeral will be held from the RICE home, Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. D. P. DEADRICK officiating.

Obituary of Mary Jane JACKSON GLOVER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002  Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: GLOVER, JACKSON
, Mary Jane
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
May 9, 1911
Obituary: Mary Jane JACKSON GLOVER Daily Enquirer 5-9-1911 Mary Jane GLOVER died at her home in Womac, April 28, at the age of 70 years and 13 days. She was born in Macon county, Tennessee, April 15, 1841, and came to this state when 12 years of age. She was united in marriage to Joel JACKSON, September 6, 1860, and to this union four children were born, four of whom preceded their mother to the tomb. Her husband and five children survive her, as do also twenty grandchildren and five great grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. Mrs. GLOVER was converted and joined the Shaw's Point Baptist church about 32 years ago, but for many years she was unable to attend religious services on account of her failing health. She died believing in her Saviour and said she was going to heaven. The funeral was held at Rural church, Rev. J. E. JUPLIN officiating, and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. The surviving children are: William JACKSON of Barnett, Mrs. GREY of Womac, Mrs. Lydia WEBER of Litchfield, Mrs. Pet UPTON of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Maud BURNS of Kansas City.

Obituary of Gottfred GLUR, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: GLUR, Gottfred
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary: ca. January 1, 1929
Obituary: GOTTFRED GLUR Gottfred GLUR, son of Jacob and Charlotte WEBER GLUR, was born in Roggwyl, Switzerland, April 5, 1852, and died at his home in Girard, Illinois, January 1, 1929. He was united in marriage with Anna MILER August 30, 1878 and with his wife and three children came to the United States April 19, 1884, settling in Pittsburg, Laurel County, Kentucky, where he lived until 1911 when he moved to Girard. Twelve children were born, five of whom, together with his wife, preceded him in death. He was united in marriage December 16, 1902 to Mary BENARD, four children being born to this union all of whom survive him. Mr. GLUR had been in ill health for several years, the end coming following a three-day attack of influenza and asthma. He leaves his wife, a sister in Switzerland and he following children: Mrs. Bryant ATKISSON, Mrs. John HAHLEN, Mrs. John BINDER, Mrs. Freda MEYER, Ernest GLUR, and Miss Rosa GLUR of Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Albert HARDIN of Grassland, Ky, Mrs. John STAUFFER, Alfred, Virgil and Bertha GLUR of Girard and two stepchildren, Mrs. Arnold FREY and Coleman BENARD of Staunton; also many grandchildren and numerous other relative and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Milo MOORE.

Obituary of Mary C. JUSTICE GLUR, Macoupin County Illinois  (c)1998 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: GLUR, Mary C. JUSTICE
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazettee
Date of Obituary: November 17, 1949
Obituary: MARY CATHERINE GLUR Mrs. Mary C. GLUR, 74, Girard Resident Since 1911, Dies Saturday Mrs. Mary C. GLUR, 74, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, at her home where she had been ill for three months. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the C. M. Shane Funeral Home with Rev. C. P. EASTIN of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Girard Cemetery. Pall bearers were Alfred STAUFFER, Karl STAUFFER, Carl FREY, Henry FREY, George ROBERTSON and Jesse TALKINGTON. She was born in Bradsfordsville, Kentucky, October 10, 1875 and has lived in Girard since 1911. She united with the Baptist church in 1929. Her husband and one son Coleman [BERNARD] preceded her in death. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Rose KONIAK of Benld and Mrs. Elsie HARDIN of Louisville, Ky. [not listed because of typo: Mrs. Lena FREY and Mrs. Bertha WHALEN]; a son, Virgil of Girard; five step daughters: Mrs. Lena HAHLEN, Mrs Emma BINDER, Mrs. Ida ATKISSON and Mrs. Freida MEYER all of Louisville, Ky and Mrs. Mary STAUFFER of Girard; a stepson Alfred GLUR of Girard; a sister Mrs. Lillie KING and two brothers, Robert and Roy JUSTICE of Louisville, Kentucky; also 13 grandchildren, seven great grand children and one great-great grandchild. Friends from out of town attending the funeral were Mrs. Don SAVANT, Mrs. Lillie SWANSON, Mrs. Rose ENRICO, Mrs Mary RUFFATO, Mrs. George BAINA, Mrs. Mary POLLO and son, Frank, Mrs. Verona BEDNAR and daughter Christina, Mrs. Mary KONIAK, Mrs. Pete KAPUSTA, Mr. and Mrs. Paul KONIAK, Mrs. Daisy BERTARN, Mrs. Gladyce HEMPHILL, Ida DEVLIN, all of Benld, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. RUSSELL of Gillespie, Mrs. John STRAUB, Herman FREY, Freda HOFER of Staunton, Mrs. Mary WALTHERS of Chicago and Mrs. Mike SCHOTT of Auburn.

Obituary of Cornelius GODFREY, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Submitted Crystal Jensen

Name of Deceased: GODFREY
, Cornelius
Name of Newspaper: Edwardsville Intelligencer
Date of Obituary:
21 June 1919
Obituary: 21 June 1919 Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper Cornelius Godfrey, Banker, Expires at Staunton Home Cornelius GODFREY had been failing in health for several years. Son of Franklin and Mary Jane (SAWYER) GODFREY and was born on his fathers farm in Dorchester Twp, June 29, 1855.
On May 2, 1888 he was married to Libby M. WALL, a daughter of the late senator, Hampton Wm. WALL. They had 2 sons: Lieutenant Wall GODFREY who returned from France 5 days ago, and Lt. Frank GODFREY of this city, a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BOESCHENSTEIN.
Funeral will be held Monday, June 23rd, Interment Staunton City Cemetery.

Obituary of Elizabeth Libby M. GODFREY (WALL), Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Submitted Crystal Jensen

Name of Deceased: GODFREY
, Elizabeth Libby M. (WALL)
Name of Newspaper: Edwardsville Intelligencer
Date of Obituary: August 11, 1921
Obituary: Thursday August 11, 1921 Edwardsville Intelligencer Staunton Lady Dies Mrs. Godfrey Succumbs At St. Louis Institution Native of Worden Claimed After Surgical Operation
Mrs. Libby M. GODFREY, a member of an old Worden family, and a resident of Staunton for many years died at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis yesterday following a surgical operation performed last Sat., for a malignant growth with which she had been ailing for some time. She was the widow of the late Cornelius GODFREY, former Staunton banker, whose death occured 2 years ago.
Mrs. GODFREY was born at Worden and observed her 62nd birthday anniversary on May 1. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Hampton WALL, longtime residents of the communities mentioned. Mrs. GODFREY spent her life in the place of her birth and Staunton.
After her marriage to Mr. GODFREY she moved to Staunton where she was active for years in the Order of the Eastern Star, prominent in social circles and a leader in other affairs of the city.
She was the mother of Frank GODFREY of Edwardsville, who is identified with the Corp. Services Company, and Wall GODFREY, banker at Wilsonville, a new town that sprang up near Staunton.
Two of her brothers, Charles W. WALL and Wm. P. WALL of St. Louis are retired bankers. Others are: Hampton WALL, Toledo Ohio; Mrs. Edward CAMPBELL of Bunker Hill, ILL; Mrs. Alice FERRIS of Laddonia, Mo; Mrs. Lillian M. WOY, of Telluride, Colorado; Mrs. L.A. MACOMBER, Los Angeles, Calif.
Her step-mother, Mrs. Martha E. WALL lives at Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Services will be conducted Friday afternoon, Aug 12, under auspicies of the Eastern Star. Burial will be at Staunton City Cemetery.

Obituary of Ruth Helen GOFF, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Michelle Bley

Name of Deceased: GOFF, Ruth Helen

Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times

Date of Obituary: April 5, 1928
Obituary: Ruth Helen GOFF, little daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A.C. GOFF, on Friday morning at 5:50 o'clock passed away at the St. Francis hospital at Litchfield, after a serious illness of more than a week's duration. As was reported in our last issue, the little one was despaerately ill for serveral days and the soothing hand of death came as a relief. Ruth Helen GOFF was born March 5, 1922 at Sallisaw, Okla., a daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J.S. WILLBANKS. At the age of seven months she came to Staunton with her parents where Rev. WILLBANKS served as pastor of the Presbyterian church. At the age of ten months, Ruth's mother became ill and at that time Dr. and Mrs. GOFF took the baby to their home and cared for her. On the following Easter morning she was baptized in the Presbyterian church by her father. On March 8, 1925, Ruth's mother died, and three days later Dr. and Mrs. GOFF adopted her. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian church and the number of relatives and friends who gathered to attend the last sad rites was so large that the church could not accommodate all who came. Ministers who officiated were Rev. E. N. GOFF, pastor of the Clifton Heights Presbyterian church and Rev. Francis Lee GOFF, pastor of the Rock Hill Presbyterian church, both of St. Louis and Dr. A. M. EELLS of Hillsboro. Hymns were sung by a quartet comprised of Mesdames A. C. WEBSTER, E. D. GEORGE, Paul J. LUKER and Irwin MCLAUCHLAN, with Mrs. C. W. F. KING as piano accompanist. Pallbearers were Harvey STROUD, Roland SAWYER, Thos. KINNIKIN and Wellman FRANCE. Flower girls were Annette PREDGEN, Velma MCCRACKEN, Charlotte O'CONNOR, Kate COOL, Winona O'NEAL, Elizabeth HAMMOND, Geraldine DEVRIES and Lenice FISCHER. She is survived by her foster parents, Dr. and Mrs. GOFF; her foster grandmother, Mrs. Mary BLEY DRIPPS; her great uncle, Dr. D. L. BLEY, who resides with the family; her father, Rev. J. S. WILLBANKS, and two brothers, Oscar and Robert WILLBANKS of Wampsville, N.Y.; one half- sister, Mrs. Harold ROWE of Tulsa, Okla.; one half-brother, Echoles WILLBANKS of Baltimore, Md.; her grandmother, Mrs. E. WILLBANKS of Heber Springs, Ark.; her grandfather, N. NOBLE of Cody, Wyo.; an uncle, Gridley P. WILLBANKS of Newport, Ark, and a host of friends. The officiating clergyman closed the obituary with these words: So ends her Life's Chapter! We knew her only to love her and be hallowed by her purity. Her outstanding graces were her generosity and loving kindness, her obedience and responsive love, her unselfish thoughtfullness and her queenliness. We are made richer by those few short years she was with us and can only say, "God's will be done."

Obituary of John GOODWIN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008  Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: GOODWIN,
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
9 Mar 1898 
Obituary: John GOODWIN died at his home three miles south of town at 9:30 this morning, aged 69 years, 8 months and 8 days. Funeral services will be held from the family residence at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Bunker Hill cemetery tomorrow. A short biography will be given.

Obituary of Infant GRACEY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Carol Cyrus

Name of Deceased: GRACEY, Infant
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
2 Sep 1875 
Obituary: On the same day (last Wednesday) an infant daughter of George GRACEY, living in the same neighborhood died. (WAGGONER'S Prairie)

Obituary of Melissa America GRAHAM (BRISSENDINE), Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by: Sharon Daggett Symes

Name of Deceased: GRAHAM
, Malissa America (BRISSENDINE)
Name of Newspaper: Illinois newspaper clipping found in family data
Date of Obituary: September 24, 1922
Obituary: MALISSA AMERICA (BRISSENDINE) GRAHAM - Malissa GRAHAM died at her home here September 24, 1922 at an age of 77 years 3 months 24 days. She was born in Murrayville, but came here (to Virdin Ill.) this city over 56 years ago. She is survived by two sons, Charles and Otis, and one daughter Lulu (Luella May (GRAHAM) BEAM, Lewis, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Nevins undertaking parlors.

Obituary of William Love GRAHAM, Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by: Sharon Daggett Symes

Name of Deceased: GRAHAM
, William Love
Name of Newspaper: Illinois newspaper clipping found in family data
Date of Obituary: November 14, 1911
Obituary: WILLIAM LOVE GRAHAM, JR. - William Love GRAHAM, Jr., departed his life at his home on North Dye Street at 4:30 P.M. November 14, 1911, aged 67 years 9 months and 15 days. Funeral service will be held at the residence in Virdin, Sunday at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. O.W. SHIELDS. Interment at the West Grove Cemetery, at Virdin, Illinois.

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