Obituaries o-r001, Macoupin County IL ©1998-2011

Obituary of A. C. RAFFERTY Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by:  Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased:  RAFFERTY, A.C.
Name of Newspaper: THE KANSAS CITY STAR, Kansas City, Missouri,
Date of Obituary:  Monday, February 28, 1916, P. 2
Obituary:  THE KANSAS CITY STAR, Kansas City, Missouri, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1916, P. 2, Microfilm Roll #143 THE REV. A. C. RAFFERTY DEAD - Injuries in Car Accident Fatal to Baptist Minister-Teacher (Died February 27, 1916) The Rev. A. C. RAFFERTY, thirteen years a teacher at the Kansas City Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas side, died yesterday at his home in Greenwood, MO. He was 84 years old. Death followed injuries received four weeks ago when a streetcar started before Doctor RAFFERTY had boarded it at Tenth Street and Grand Avenue. Dr. RAFFERTY was thrown to the pavement and suffered a broken hip. Dr. RAFFERTY came to Missouri from Illinois in 1867. He is widely known as a minister in the Baptist Church. Funeral services will be in Greenwood at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. A granddaughter, with whom he lived, and one son survive.

THE LEE'S SUMMIT JOURNAL, Lee's Summit, Missouri, March 2, 1916, P. 4, Col 3 The Rev. A. C. RAFFERTY, thirteen years a teacher at the Kansas City Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas side, died Sunday at his home in Greenwood. He was 84 years old. Death followed injuries received four weeks ago when a streetcar started before Doctor RAFFERTY had boarded it at Tenth Street and Grand Avenue. Doctor RAFFERTY was thrown to the pavement and suffered a broken hip. Dr. RAFFERTY came to Missouri from Illinois in 1867. He is widely known as a minister in the Baptist church. Funeral services were held in Greenwood at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

(Added note: Born in 1832 in Daviess County, Kentucky, married Elizabeth Ann Martin in Macoupin County, IL January 22, 1852, was Minister of Carlinville Baptist Church about 1860. Son of James RAFFERTY and Nancy BOOTH RAFFERTY, brother of James RAFFURTY, Mary Ann RAFFERTY REINEKE, and Margaret RAFFERTY READER, and Emily RAFFERTY LUMPKIN.)

Obituary of Alice Lendilla JACKSON RAFFERTY Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by:  Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased:  RAFFERTY, Alice Lendilla JACKSON
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: January 27, 1938
Obituary: Mrs. Alice RAFFERTY (Died January 20, 1938) Funeral services for Mrs. Alice RAFFERTY, 87, who died at her home near Chesterfield Thursday, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shiloh church, with Rev. F. I. CROUCH of Carlinville officiating. Interment was in Shiloh cemetery. Mrs. RAFFERTY, widow of Joshua RAFFERTY, died at 7 p.m. Thursday after several weeks' illness. She was born December 6, 1850 near Chesterfield and spent all of her life in that vicinity. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Bessie HARMON of St. Louis; Mrs. Mary TRIPLETT, Mrs. Etta HARMON and Miss Nora RAFFERTY, all of Chesterfield.
Note added: Alice Lendilla JACKSON, daughter of George JACKSON and Mary B. MORRIS JACKSON.

Obituary of Emery RAFFERTY Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by:  Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased:  RAFFERTY, Emery
Name of Newspaper: Springfield IL
Date of Obituary: Undated (recd May 27, 1999)
Obituary: (Died Dec 2, 1937) EMERY RAFFERTY Emery RAFFERTY, aged 66, died at 3:15 a.m. at his home near Chesterfield, Dec. 2nd. Mr. RAFFERTY was a well known farmer of Western Mound township. He was injured severely a number of weeks ago when struck by a falling tree while working the timber, and never recovered from the injury sustained.
Decedent was born 3 miles northeast of Chesterfield. He was a son of Joshua and Alice JACKSON RAFFERTY, and had spent his entire life in the community where he passed away. He was married to Miss Mayme HUDSPETH, who survives. The following children also survive; one son, Lloyd , and one daughter, Mrs. Jos. GILLICK, of Chesterfield; his aged mother, Mrs. Alice RAFFERTY, of Chesterfield; four sisters, Mrs. Mary TRIPLETT, Mrs. Russell HARMON and Miss Nora RAFFERTY, of Chesterfield; Mrs. Gail HARMON, St. Louis and one grand-daughter. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Shiloh church. The interment was in the Shiloh cemetery nearby.

Obituary of Hattie RAFFERTY Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by:  Sue McMurry)

Name of Deceased:  RAFFERTY, Hattie
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal, P.6
Date of Obituary:  July 27, 1909
Obituary:  ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, Illinois, July 27, 1909, P. 6 RAFFERTY - Died, at 10 o'clock yesterday morning (7/26/1909), at St. John's hospital, Miss Hattie RAFFERTY, at the age of 31 years. The remains were taken to the undertaking establishment of T. C. Smith's Sons and at 7 o'clock this morning will be taken to Chesterfield. Interment will be in Chesterfield cemetery. Decedent is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua RAFFERTY, and four sisters, Mae, Mattie, Bessie and Etta, all of Chesterfield.

Obituary of James RAFFERTY, Sr. Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased: RAFFERTY,, James SR. 
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat 
Date of Obituary:
December 1896 

The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, Ill., Tuesday, December 15, 1896, Vol. 1, No. 98, Published by James W. LUMPKIN and Clement J. LUMPKIN - "A telegram was received at 2:30 this afternoon by J. W.LUMPKIN announcing the death of James RAFFERTY, Sr., near Pleasant Hill, Missouri, this morning. Mr. RAFFERTY was a former resident of this county and will be remembered by many of our people.

The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, Ill., Wednesday, December 16, 1896, Vol. 1, No. 99. - "J. W. LUMPKIN, senior editor of the Enquirer, left for Pleasant Hill, Mo., last evening to attend the funeral services for his uncle, the late James RAFFERTY, who died yesterday. He was accompanied by Joshua RAFFERTY who resides west of the city. 

The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, Ill., Monday, December 21, 1896. Died, at his home in Cass County, Missouri on Tuesday, December 15, 1896, James RAFFERTY, Sr., aged 72 years, 11 months and 21 days. The subject of the above notice was born in Bath county, Kentucky, on the 24th day of December, 1823. While yet a child his father removed with his family to Davis county, Kentucky. When eleven years of age, in company with an elder brother, he journeyed to the then wilds of Illinois, and located in this county near Chesterfield. They erected a cabin on the northwest quarter of section six, in what is now Polk township. The next year, in the spring of 1835, his father arrived with the rest of the family from Kentucky and proceeded to occupy the log cabin already prepared for them and brave the dangers and hardships of frontier life. He remained with his father, engaged in opening up and improving the farm, until July 18, 1842, at which time he was united in marriage with Miss Mariah RUSHER, and at once proceeded to improve a farm near the one now owned by A. H. and M. S. ELDRED. On the breaking out of the war with Mexico he enlisted in the army, and was with Gen. Winfield SCOTT on his entry into the City of Mexico. At the close of the war, on being mustered out of the service, he returned to the farm, and continued in that business until the fall of 1881, when having sold his farm, he removed near this city to the place afterwards occupied and owned by the late John CARR. In the spring of 1882 he removed with his family to Greenwood, Jackson County, Missouri, having purchased a farm adjoining that town, where he continued to reside until some five or six years ago, at which time he removed to a farm situated in Cass County, Missouri, near Pleasant Hill, at which place he remained up to the time of his death. He was the father of nine children, five of whom, together with his aged wife and one brother and one sister, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends in this county and his adopted state, are left to mourn his loss. James RAFFERTY was a good citizen, neighbor and friend. He was an extensive dealer in real estate and at the time of his death was the owner of about one thousand acres of land in this county and Missouri. In politics he was a Jeffersonian Democrat; in religion he was a Baptist. His funeral took place from the family residence on Wednesday, December 16, the remains being conveyed to Greenwood cemetery near Pleasant Hill, where they were consigned to the silent tomb, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.

Obituary of Joshua RAFFERTY Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased:  RAFFERTY,  Joshua 
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer,
Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary:  December 4, 1929
Obituary: DEATH OF JOSHUA RAFFERTY Joshua RAFFERTY, one of the pioneers of Macoupin county, died at his home in Bird Township near Chesterfield, on Saturday, Nov. 30th at 6 o'clock p.m. The deceased had been in failing health for the past three years. Last summer he had improved somewhat and was able to be about his place, but about five weeks ago he was taken suddenly worse and he gradually grew weaker until the end came. The deceased was born on the RAFFERTY homestead, March 24, 1852 and was 77 years, 8 months and 6 days of age. He was a son of the late James RAFFERTY and has always resided in Macoupin county. He received a common school education and devoted his life to farming. Nearly 60 years ago he was married to Miss Alice JACKSON, the oldest daughter of the late George JACKSON. He was a member of the Baptist church and also of the Masonic fraternity. He had been a member of the Chesterfield lodge since he was 21 years of age. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters and one son, namely Mrs. Gail HARMON and Mrs. Russell HARMON of Pevely, Mo.; Mrs. A. M. TRIPLETT of Carlinville; Miss Nora, who is at home, and Emery RAFFERTY who resides in Western Mound. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; one brother, John RAFFERTY of Guthrie, Okla., and one sister, Mrs. TAYLOR of Harrisonville, Mo. The deceased is a descendant of one of the oldest families in Macoupin county. The original RAFFERTY's came to Macoupin county at an early day when there was nothing but a path through the prairie grass between Chesterfield and Carlinville. There was a very large family, the deceased being a nephew of Mrs. Paschal READER, whose husband was one of the leading men of Macoupin county before Civil War days. He was also a nephew of Mrs. John LUMPKIN and Mrs. Frank REINECKE. The funeral services were held at Shiloh church Tuesday at 1:30 o'clock and interment was made in Shiloh cemetery. The Masonic order of Chesterfield had charge of the services at the grave.

Obituary of James RAFFURTY, Jr. Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased:  RAFFURTY, James
Date of Obituary:  June 13, 1924 
Obituary:  THE TIMES, PLEASANT HILL, MISSOURI June 13, 1924 The funeral of James RAFFURTY, Jr., who died at 12:30 noon Wednesday, June 4, 1924, at his home south of town, was held Friday at his late residence at 11 o'clock. Services were in charge of the Rev. Mr. ATTEBURY, of Greenwood, and the Rev. Mr. HALL, of Blue Springs, who is pastor of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church, of which Mr. RAFFURTY had long been a member. Interment was in Union Cemetery, west of Pleasant Hill. The pallbearers were: George JACKSON, George WARREN, John URQUHART, Joel O'DELL, Samuel KISSELL and James DINGES. There was a large attendance at the funeral and many attended the final rites in the cemetery. Mr. RAFFURTY was the son of James, Sr. and Mariah (RUSHER) RAFFURTY. He was born May 21, 1857 in Macoupin County, Illinois and died at the age of 67 years and 14 days. He was reared in Illinois and there married Miss Laura Essie RANDLE on April 14, 1881, two children being born of this marriage; Ora A. RAFFURTY, of near Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. Claude O'DELL of near Harrisonville. Mr. RAFFURTY brought his family to this region when his parents, who have long since passed away, came to Cass County. A couple of years or so after he came here (to Missouri), the first Mrs. RAFFURTY died (March 10, 1884). On December 12, 1902 Mr. RAFFURTY was married again; his second wife being Miss Henrietta DINGES, who survives. There are also four children of this marriage surviving; they being Ellis RAFFURTY, of Iowa, who came home before his father died; Clifford RAFFURTY, Etta and Phillip RAFFURTY, all of the home address. Mr. RAFFURTY is also survived by two brothers and two sisters: John RAFFURTY, of Oklahoma; Joshua RAFFURTY, Macoupin County, Illinois; Mrs. (Etta) Pleas TAYLOR, residing near Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. Amanda BRICKER, of Greenwood. In his prime, Mr. RAFFURTY was a fine specimen of physical ruggedness, but his health began failing by degrees a few years ago and the decline was steady. His last illness was marked by two periods; one of six weeks from which he recovered, only to suffer a backset, and the final and closing period which brought an end to his life Monday of last week, as noted. Many years ago, while visiting in Kansas, Mr. RAFFURTY was converted at a meeting conducted at a Primitive Baptist Church and he became a member of Little Flock Church, south of Pleasant Hill. He followed farming all his life and was a man of unremitting vigor. Big in the physical body, he was also genial, was careful of his speech and ranked in all regards as a good neighbor, which is, in the final analysis, high praise, yet not praise but rather truth. Industrious, steady, God-fearing, Mr. RAFFURTY was a good man and a good citizen, one whose death not only brings grief to a family circle, but deep and sincere regret to the people of the community where he had lived so long and so well.

Obituary of Nora RAFFURTY Macoupin County Illinois © 2001 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased:  RAFFURTY, Nora
Name of Newspaper: The Carlinville Democrat,
Date of Obituary: Oct. 20, 1949
Obituary: Funeral of Miss Nora RAFFURTY Held Friday. Miss Nora RAFFURTY, 73, died at her home in Carlinville, Wednesday, October 12, at 5:00 a.m. She was stricken with an illness when she was three years old and had been afflicted as a cripple the remainder of her life. Decedent was born July 18, 1876 in Chesterfield township, a daughter of Joshua and Alice JACKSON RAFFURTY. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Bessie HARMAN, St. Louis; Mrs. Mary TRIPLETT, Carlinville and Mrs. Etta HARMAN, of Springfield; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday from the Shane funeral home in Girard, Rev. F. L. CROUCH officiated and music was furnished on the organ. The interment was in Shiloh cemetery. The pallbearers were Frank LOVELESS, James STULTS, Harry MIDDLEKAUFF, Joe METCALF, John KEAGY, and Everett ADAMS.

Obituary of Edgar RAY, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Carole Palmer

Name of Deceased: RAY, Edgar
Name of Newspaper: unknown 
Date of Obituary: unknown Died December 9, 1932
Obituary: Funeral services for Edgar RAY, who died Friday, were held in the Baptist church at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Frank WHEELER of Carlinville officiating, assisted by the pastor Rev. Ernest COX of Springfield. Interment was made in Girard cemetery. Edgar RAY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander RAY was born near Mulberry Grove, Ill., June 7, 1887, and departed from this life on Friday, December 9, 1932 at 6:25 a.m. following an illness of several months duration, aged 45 years, 4 months, 2 days. He attended the public school in the class of 1905, being the only boy in a class of 10 graduates. Part of his life was spent in his home community, the remainder in Girard. On June 2, 1912, he was united in marriage to Miss Zenia WHEELER, of Girard of which union two children were born, namely, Hazel of Evansville, Indiana and Edgar, Jr., at home. He is also survived by his wife, his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander RAY of Mulberry Grove, one sister, Mrs. Mattie PALMER, Evansville, Indiana, and one half brother, Walter Elam, Mulberry Grove. In the year 1925, on April 12, under the ministry of Rev. A.B. WIMMER, Mr. RAY gave his heart to Christ and united with the First Baptist Church of Girard. The flower girls were: Mrs. C.E. HAMMOND, Mrs. Wm. HEINKLE, Mrs. Newt BERKLEY, Mrs. John WYLDER, Mrs. Glenn STUTSMAN, Mrs. Ralph ANDERSON, Mrs. Roy McFARLAND, Mrs. Ida NASH, Mrs. Than VanARSDALE and Mrs. Emma SHEARER. The pallbearers were Newt BERKLEY, Wm. HEINKLE, Ralph ANDERSON, Glenn STUTSMAN, Dr. C.E. HAMMOND and Than VanARSDALE.

Obituary of Paul RAYMOND, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: RAYMOND, Paul 
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer 
Date of Obituary: June 28, 1911 
Obituary: Paul RAYMOND died suddenly at the home of his daughter Mrs. A. C SCHREIER in Woodburn June 14, at 10 p.m., aged 66 years nine months and 14 days. His death came as a shock to his friends and neighbors. He had not been in good health for several months, but the end came very unexpectedly. Mr. RAYMOND had been a resident of Woodburn almost all his life. He was born in Glastonbury, England, and came to America with his parents when 6 years of age. In 1886 he was married to Martha T. CULP. To this union seven children were born, all of whom are living but Ida, who died in childhood. Mr. RAYMOND was a man of exemplary character and more than ordinary ability for one of his age. He always carried with him a smile and a kindly word for all. The disappointments and trials of life never seemed to change his ever pleasant disposition, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. But it is a comfort to his family to know that, even in the midst of the struggle for breath, his consciousness remained and he whispered, "I am going now; all is well; my great Judge will soon deliver my soul. He knows me; He knows all. It is grand. Yes, all is well." Farewell, dear father; sweet be thy rest. Weary with years and trials, and pain. Farewell until in some happy place We shall behold thy face again. 'Tis ours to miss thee all these years, But tender memories of thee we'll keep.

Obituary of George Washington READER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: READER, George Washington
Name of Newspaper: Illinois Journal, Springfield IL
Date of Obituary: May 14, 1931
Obituary:George W. READER, 83, a life long resident of Macoupin county, died last evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ollie SAWYER, north of Staunton, after an illness of influenza. Funeral services will be held at the Huntman funeral home in Staunton at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment will be in the Mayfield Memorial park at Carlinville.
MACOUPIN COUNTY ENQUIRER (WEEKLY), Carlinville, IL, MAY 20, 1931 George W. READER Another one of the pioneer citizens of Macoupin county has gone to his reward in the person of George W. READER who died at his home near Staunton, Wednesday evening, May 13, 1931 at 10:15 o'clock. He was 83 years of age the 19th of last December. The deceased was a resident of Western Mound township most of his life and resided on the READER homestead about three-fourths mile southwest of the village of READER. Several years ago he moved to the Staunton vicinity where he continued to reside till the time of his death. His wife, whose maiden name was Emily SMITH, was a daughter of Irvin SMITH and resided near Chesterfield. To this union three children were born - Irvin READER, supervisor of South Otter; Ernest READER of St. Louis, and Mrs. Nellie SAWYER of Staunton. His wife died about three years ago. He was the last one of a family of five children - Mrs. Mattie ORR, Mrs. John HAGAMAN, Mrs. PEEBLES, J. K. READER, and William READER. The deceased was a descendant of two of the oldest families of Macoupin county. His father was Paschal READER, who was one of the most prominent men in Macoupin county before the Civil War days. He was a leader in his day and hundreds of people sought his advice. He was very much opposed to the Civil War and taken prisoner during those trying days. The mother of the deceased was Margaret RAFFERTY, a daughter of one of the pioneers of Macoupin county. The wife of the deceased was a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Huriah SMITH, who were the ______ ______ of the Chesterfield vicinity and the first marriage license in Macoupin county was issued to them. George W. READER was a man who had many friends not only in the Reader vicinity where he spent most of his life but also at Staunton. He was an industrious farmer and was known for his kind acts. Everyone who ever knew him always had kind words for this generous man. The funeral services were held at the Staunton Funeral Home, Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock p.m., conducted by Rev. Crouch, after which the remains were conveyed to the beautiful Mayfield Memorial Park where they were laid to rest in the family lot with his wife.

Obituary of Polly REED (DOUGHERTY), Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: M Trover

Name of Deceased: REED, Polly (DOUGHERTY)
Name of Newspaper:
Date of Obituary:

Obituary: Aged Lady Dies At Home Mrs. Polly REED (DOUGHERTY) was born April 26,1834, died at the Brethren Home in Girard, Wednesday, January 12, 1910, aged 75 years, 8 months and 9 days. The remains were taken to the home of J. J. STOWE, where short services will be held at 8:30 Friday morning, conducted by Rev. D. B. GIBSON. The remains will then be taken to Franklin, Illinois, where funeral services will be held in the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. George HART and interment made in REED Cemetery. The deceased was the wife of James L. REED, to which union eleven children were born, five being dead, six daughters remaining, namely: Mrs. Clara BOLTON, Lyons, Kansas; Mrs. Lizzie PIKE, Oklahoma; Mrs. Maude PIKE, Franklin; Mrs. Ella SELF and Mrs. Stella ROTHWELL of Jacksonville, Illinois; and Phebe at The Home in Girard. (Note: Mary "Polly" Ann was the daughter of John and Mary Ann "Polly" SPIRES DOUGHERTY of Morgan County, IL. She also left behind her sister Nancy Jane DOUGHERTY GIBSON of Girard, IL, and a sister Sarah Ann DOUGHERTY HILL of Morgan Co, IL.)

Obituary of Mary REICHMANN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: REICHMANN, Mary 
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer 
Date of Obituary: May 10, 1911 
Obituary: Mrs. Mary REICHMANN died at the family home two miles west of this city, at 1:05 o'clock this morning, after an illness of about nine weeks duration. She was the wife of John REICHMANN, a highly respected citizen of this Township for many years. She was a good woman, an earnest and devoted Christian, and her passing will be sincerely mourned by her relatives and a host of friends. Mrs. REICHMANN was born in New York state and was aged 51 years, 4 months and 2 days when death called her. Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Fred and Theodore. No other immediate relatives survive her. Her marriage to Mr. REICHMANN occurred in 1889, and the couple have made their home in this Township ever since. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the family residence and at 2:30 o'clock at St. Paul's Evangelical church, Rev. Wm. RIEMEIER officiating. Interment in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Amanda Ellen REINECKE (WALTON) Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased:  REINECKE, Amanda Ellen (WALTON
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary:  December 22, 1926 P.5
Obituary: Mrs. Edgar REINECKE - (Amanda Ellen WALTON) - Died December 15, 1926 Mrs. Edgar REINECKE died at her home in Kemper, Ill., on Thursday, Dec. 16th, aged 64 years. The family used to reside in Bird near Shiloh church and she will be remembered by many of our readers. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and two sons. The funeral was held at the family home Saturday morning. Charles and William WALTON of this city are half-brothers of the deceased.

Obituary of Fred REINEKE Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased: REINEKE, Fred
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: May 21, 1936
Obituary: Resident of Bird Township dies in St. Louis Friday - (Died May 15, 1936) Another one of the old residents of Bird township has passed away. Fred REINEKE, who was about 70 years of age, died at the home of his son, William in St. Louis Friday. He had been ill for some time, but had just recently gone to live with his son. The body was brought to Carlinville and taken to the Wiche Funeral Home on East First South street and the funeral took place from St. Mary's church Monday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father FANNAN, pastor of the church, officiating. Serving as pall bearers were John WHEELER, Louis MATHIS, Joe KAUFMAN, Percy WEST, Clarence RASOR and William KUERSCHEN. Interment was in Old Calvary cemetery.
The deceased is survived by two sons, William of St. Louis and Harold REINEKE of this city, and there is also an adopted daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth DREW who resides near Carlinville. Besides his children, he is survived by one brother, Edgar REINEKE of St. Louis; three sisters, Mrs. Henry JONES of East Alton; Mrs. George JOINER of Bird township and Mrs. Addie KEPLINGER of Modesto.
The deceased was a son of Fred REINEKE, Sr. and his mother's maiden name was Mary RAFFERTY who was a descendant of one of the oldest families of the west part of Macoupin county. On growing to manhood Mr. REINEKE married Miss ?Mayme? DUNN (Mary) of this city who passed away about 12 years ago.

Obituary of Frederick REINEKE Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased: REINEKE, Frederick 
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary:  February 4, 1908
Obituary: Frederick REINEKE, an Aged German American, Succumbs to Brightís Disease Death has again visited Macoupin county and claimed as it's victim Frederick REINEKE, one of the pioneer residents of Bird township, age 79 years, 2 months and 24 days, who died at the home of his son, Fred, Tuesday morning, February 4, at 2 a.m., of Bright's disease. The funeral services will be held at Shiloh church, within one mile of Enos station, Thursday, Feb. 6th. Interment in Shiloh cemetery. The deceased was born in Brunswick, Germany, November 22, 1828. He emigrated with his parents to America in 1848, and landed in New Orleans. From there they removed to St. Louis and Frederick remained with his parents until his father's death, after which he came to Macoupin county, where he worked by the month for two years. He afterwards purchased 165 acres in Bird township, where he continued to reside most of his life. A few years ago he sold his homestead to Jos. WHEELER and moved to Carlinville, where he resided until he moved to Woodburn. He was still a resident of the latter place, but he and his wife had been at his son, Fred's, since the first of January. On June 4, 1852, the deceased was married to Miss Mary A. RAFFERTY, a daughter of James and Nancy (BOOTH) RAFFERTY, a sister of Rev. Alex RAFFERTY, of Greenwood, Mo., and of the late James and Joseph RAFFERTY, Mrs. Margaret READER and Mrs. John LUMPKIN. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. REINEKE, of whom are now living Edgar F., of Chesterfield, Dora, wife of Henry JONES of Reader, Frederick, Maggie, wife of Geo. W. JOINER and Addie, wife of Edward KEPLINGER, of Palmyra. Mr. REINEKE was well known all over the west part of Macoupin county and took a deep interest in all home and nation affairs. He was a good farmer and started on life's journey with but a small capital. By hard work and good management he acquired a large tract of land. "Uncle Frank", as he was familiarly known, was a friend of everyone, and did more than his share in helping the needy. He and his wife had been life-long members of Shiloh Baptist church.

Obituary of  Mary REINEKE (DUNN), Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased: REINEKE, Mary (DUNN) 
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary:  


Mrs. Fred REINEKE of the Shiloh neighborhood, died at the hospital in Springfield, Sunday morning.


Death of Mrs. Fred REINEKE (Died February 22, 1925??) The death of Mrs. Fred REINEKE which occurred on Sunday morning at 1:45 at St. John's hospital, Springfield, following two operations for mastoids, was sorrowful news to her relatives and friends. She was about 60 years of age. The body was brought to this city and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis DARSCHEID. The deceased was formerly Mary DUNN, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William DUNN. She is survived by her husband, two sons - William and Harold, and her niece who is also her adopted daughter, Miss Elizabeth PHELPS; also five brothers - William, Richard, Joseph, John and Edward DUNN of this city, and three sisters - Mrs. Louis DARSCHEID and Mrs. John CUNNINGHAM of this city and Mrs. Joseph ROSENTRETER of Kansas City. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock Tuesday from St. Mary's church and attended by many relatives and friends. Rev. Father TOMMEY officiated. The pallbearers were Luke and Thomas COSTELLO, Pete FLANNIGAN, Jas. CRUISE, Leo ROBINSON and Clem WEISE.  Interment was in Calvary cemetery.


Shiloh: Quite a number from this part attended the funeral of Mrs. Fred REINEKE in Carlinville Tuesday morning. The family has the sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. REINEKE will be greatly missed as she was a kind and loving neighbor and was highly respected by all who knew her. 


Card of Thanks: We wish to thank all who were so kind at the time of the death of our beloved wife and mother, and specially do we thank Rev. Father TOOMEY, the choir, those who sent flowers and those who gave the use of their autos. Fred REINEKE and sons. Elizabeth PHELPS

Obituary of Mary Ann REINEKE (RAFFERTY) Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased: REINEKE, Mary Ann (RAFFERTY)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary:  November 3, 1911
Obituary: Death of Mary A. REINEKE, widow of the late Frank REINEKE, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. JOINER in Bird township at 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church Saturday, November 4, at 11 o'clock. (Died December 2, 1911)

Mary Ann REINEKE was the youngest daughter of James and Nancy (BOOTH) RAFFERTY and was born in Daviess county, Kentucky, November 7, 1833. If we mistake not, she is the last one of ten children, who came with their parents to Macoupin county in 1834 and settled on the old RAFFERTY homestead, two miles this side of Chesterfield, now owned by Jos. WHEELER.

The deceased was married to Frederick REINEKE, June 4, 1854. They went to housekeeping in Bird township, where they continued to reside practically all their lives. They afterward moved to Carlinville and then to Woodburn. Mr. REINEKE died a few years ago.

Mrs. REINEKE leaves to mourn her loss five children, namely: Edgar F. REINEKE of Chesterfield, Annie Dora, wife of Mr. Henry JONES of Reader; Fred W. REINEKE of Bird; Nancy M., wife of Geo. W. JOINER of Bird and Adelaide, wife of M. R. CRUM of Palmyra.

Mrs. REINEKE was a noble Christian woman, who was devoted to her family. She was quiet and unassuming and did all she could to help bring up her children to make useful citizens. She was kind and sympathetic and has done more than her share for the needly and afflicted.

Obituary of Fredrich Wilhelm REINHOLD, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 ©1998 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: REINHOLD, Fredrich Wilhelm 
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times 
Date of Obituary:
February 16, 1917 
Obituary: HIGHLY RESPECTED STAUNTON CITIZEN CALLED HOME Frederick William [Wilhelm] REINHOLD, one of Staunton's best citizens who sustained a paralytic stroke Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 9:30 a.m. while at work in Mine No 14 as reported in last week's paper, continued to grow weaker until relentless death snatched the chord of life Tuesday at 11:45 p.m. The venerable gentleman was born at the city of Zwickau in Saxony, Germany on Mar 30, 1843. There he was reared and confirmed and at the age of 17 years he commenced to work in the mine. Having grown into manhood, he was married in 1881 [this date is wrong, should be 1864] to Miss Theresa HAMANN and the happy and congenial union was blessed with twelve children, nine of them being born in the German home. In 1881 the family decided to cast their lot in America, landed in New York City and then journeyed west to Staunton where they have made their home ever since and merited and gained the highest esteem of all. Mr. REINHOLD followed his old occupation in the new American home, first working in Mine No. 6 and then in No. 14, being there every day and as punctual as a clock in the discharge of his duties, until his busy hands were arrested by a paralytic stroke. He was one of the oldest, if not the oldest mine worker in spite of an age of nearly 74 years. In 1914, Mr. and Mrs. REINHOLD could have observed their golden wedding, but postponed the celebration as he had the intention to retire first. Now providence has decreed differently. The funeral will take place from the family home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. R. C. LUCKE officiating. Interment will be made in the City Cemetery. Those left to cherish his memory are the venerable wife, four sons, Paul of Cerro Gorda, Ill., Max of Shelbyville, Ill., Emil R. REINHOLD, since six years alderman of the first ward in Staunton, and Charles, also a denizen of our city. Mrs. Herman BEYER of Staunton, Mrs. Gust. SCHUELER of Alton and Miss Selma REINHOLD; one sister Mrs. Henry FICKERT of Staunton, on brother in Germany, 23 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of more distant relatives and friends. May he rest in peace!

Obituary of Selma REINHOLT Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Pam ROBERTSON RIPPLINGER

Name of Deceased: REINHOLT, Selma 
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times 
Date of Obituary:
January 23, 1930 
Obituary: The funeral of Miss Selma REINHOLT who died at the hospital at Jacksonille late Thursday night, was held on Sunday afternoon from the Huntamn chapel in our city (Staunton). Rev. A. H. WEGNER officiated and interment was at the Staunton City Cemetery. Miss REINHOLT was born in Germany on Nove 12, 1881, and hence attained an age of 48 years, 2 months and 4 days. When only one year of age she came to America with her parents (Fredrich Wilhelm REINHOLD and Therese HAMANN), locating at Staunton. Since a number of years past the subject of this sketch has been a patient in the hospital at Jacksonville. Those left to cherish her memory are three brothers Paul REINHOLT of Decatur, Max REINHOLT of Finley, and Charles REINHOLT of Staunton; two sisters, Mrs. Martha BEYER of Staunton and Mrs. Hattie SCHULLER of Alton, as well as other more distant relatives and friends.

Obituary of Karl Herman REUTER, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Doug Mitchell

Name of Deceased: REUTER, Karl Herman
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
April 8, 1920
Obituary: Herman REUTER, Sr., for many years one of the highly respected and esteemed residents of our city, Saturday morning at 8:15 o'clock, passed away at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. William KASUBKE, at 613 North Easton Street, aged 81 years, 9 months, and 2 days. Mr. REUTER was a native of Germany, having been born in that country on July 1, 1838. When of mature age he was united in marriage in his native land with Miss Ernestine MUELLER, and in 1884 the family came to this country. In 1892 the grim reaper summoned the wife and mother, and Mr. REUTER later entered upon his second matrimonial venture with Mrs. Caroline IMMENROTH, who also proceeded him in death about 4 1/2 years ago. He was the father of seven children, of whom four proceeded him in death. Mr. REUTER, during the active years of his life followed the vocation of a miner. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Mrs. KASUBKE, with whom he had been residing for the past several months, followed by the sermon at Zion Lutheran Church, Reverend J.G.F. KLEINHAUS officiating. Internment was in the Staunton City Cemetery. Mr. REUTER was an esteemed member of the local Zion congregation. Those left to mourn the passing of a kind and loving father and friend are: two sons, Ernest REUTER of our city and Edward REUTER of England; one daughter, Mrs. Ernest ULLMAN, seventeen grandchildren and many more distant relatives and friends. May he rest in peace

Obituary of Max Emil REUTER, Macoupin County Illinois 9 Aug 1998 ©1998 Submitted by: Doug Mitchell

Name of Deceased: REUTER, Max Emil 
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times 
Date of Obituary:
December 18, 1914 
Obituary: Max REUTER, one of Staunton's best citizens, met death in Mine No. 14 of the Consolidated Coal Company, at about 10:30 a.m., on last Wednesday. He was last seen by employees of the mine shortly before that time. It is presumed that Mr. REUTER, who was assistant mine manager, was killed instantly under a fall of slate where his body was found. So far as is known, a motorman by the name of Gus MILLER was the first to discover the pile of slate in a west entry, but before he could communicate with mine manager HAYES, Robert CROWDER went into a room nearby and engaged Fred SHARP, and his "buddy" Charles DIETIKER, assisted by Edward MORGAN, to clean it up. They began the work a little before one o'clock p.m. and had worked possibly an hour, when MORGAN discovered a shoe protruding from the pile of slate. Investigation disclosed the body of REUTER, who was cold in death and horribly maimed by the fall of slate. It is estimated that nearly ten tons of slate was in the pile removed from over and around the body of the unfortunate man. The two men put the body of their friend and former boss in a car and brought it to the surface about 3 o'clock p.m. The fall that caused the theath was caused by a slip in the slate and although there were props at that point, they were broken or swaggered by the weight of the slate. Coroner KARNES of Carlinville came down and empanelled the following jury viz. John E. SHARP, Martin A. KOTIER, Otto ARNDT, F.H. STUCK, and J. BUB, and their verdict after an investigation was in accordance with the facts above given. Mr. REUTER was an exemplary citizen: he was born in Saxony, Germany, but came to this country with his parents many years ago. Surviving him are his wife, nee HUNSINGER, five children, a father, and a brother in this city, and many other relatives in Europe, one brother living in England. He was aged 37 years and 9 days at the time of his death He was a man who held the confidence of all his acquaintances, was quiet and sincere, and a strictly home man. He had a nice little residence in the HUNSINGER addition in this city, and led a quiet, happy life. About seven years ago, Mr. REUTER, while looking at the unfinished MEYER building, in this city, slipped and fell off the floor sleepers, injuring himself severely. He was in the hospital for a long time, but finally recovered. A few months ago an alarm of fire was turned in from his residence, but the damage was slight. It seemed ill- luck pursued him, and finally culminated in his death. The funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) from the home to Zion Lutheran Church, Reverend J.G.F. KLENHAUS officiating. Interment will be in the city cemetery. Many are the regrets of the gloom cast over the family at this season of the year, which is supposed to be the time of peace and happiness.

Obituary of Melville Rew, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Linda R F Arnold

Name of Deceased: REW, Melville
Name of Newspaper: "Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, Iowa." Interstate Publishing Company. 113 Adams Street, Chicago.  1886.
Date of Obituary:
Page  345:  [Wayne County, Iowa] Biographical Sketches.
Melville W.  REW, deceased, was born in  Friendship, New  York, February 26, 1836, son of Orris and Eunice (CORBIN) REW.  He was reared and educated in his native town, completing his education  at the academy.  In 1854 he settled  in Minnesota,  where he engaged in farming, teaching and lumbering.  In 1862-63 he served in a Minnesota regiment during  the Sioux war.  In 1863 he moved to  Macoupin County, Illinois, and thence in 1869 to Wayne County,  Iowa.  He bought
Page  346: History of Wayne County.
320  acres of land and built a part of what is now the family residence, which was  completed in 1878.  The large and  convenient basement barn was built in 1879.  His farm increased to 640 acres, but  eighty-acres have been sold since his death.  He was a thriving, progressive farmer  and became one of Union Township's most prosperous citizens.  He died November 20, 1882, leaving a large  circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn with his family the loss of a public-spirited and enterprising citizen.  He was an earnest member of the Congregational church and a strong  advocate of temperance.  In politics  he was a Republican with Greenback tendencies.  He was married in 1867 to Clara E.  WHIPPLE, a native of Macoupin County, Illinois, daughter of Josiah and Almira WHIPPLE.  To them were born three  children Myra,  Jennie and Albert.

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