Obituaries o-t001, Macoupin County IL ©1998-2011

Obituary of Clara D. MIEHER TALLEY, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  1999 Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: TALLEY, Clara D. MIEHER
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary: Thurs., 31 Dec 1953
Obituary: Abstract Only: Clara D. MIEHER TALLEY, born 7 Jan 1886 near Carlinville, died Friday 25 Dec 1953 at 1:25 a.m., age 67, in Macoupin nursing home. She had been in ill health since 1935. Her father was Chris MIEHER and her mother Sophia REMLING. She married Edward TALLEY of Girard. She was a member of the Girard Christian Church. Funeral was Sunday, 27 Dec 1953 at 2:00 p.m., Shane Funeral home, Girard; Rev. Chas. EASTIN and Rev. E. A. McFARLAND officiated. Burial in Girard Cemetery. Survivors: Husband, Edward, and son Everett TALLEY of Girard, a sister Mrs. Flora ROBLEY of Girard; two brothers, Fred MIEHER of Carlinville and Elmer MIEHER of Lincoln. Pallbearers: Gordon GARRISON, Chas. and Melvin KLAUS, Jas. ALLEN, John MIEHER, Wm. HEINKLE.

Obituary of Dominic TARRO, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  2003 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: TARRO, Dominic
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary:
May 5, 1930
Obituary: Dominic TARRO Litchfield News Herald 5-5-1930 Conduct Last Rites At Benld Tuesday For Dominic TARRO Last rites will be conducted Tuesday morning at Benld for Dominic TARRO, the discovery of whose body floating in the Sangamon river Friday, clarified a mystery of three months standing as to his where-abouts following his disappearance last January 30. The services will be held at the residence at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Father LINK officiating. Burial will be in the mausoleum at Mayfield cemetery. TARRO’s body was removed to Benld Sunday afternoon from Springfield. The party stopped briefly in Litchfield, before completing the trip to Benld. More or less elaborate preparations have been made for the funeral of the man whose name was known thruout (through out) central Illinois. The casket in which the body was placed is an expensive copper one. One of the largest crowds ever to attend a funeral in Benld is expected to be present for the rites. Notwithstanding the fact that doubt has been expressed by U. S. Attorney Walter M. PROVINE, of Springfield, that the body found is actually that of TARRO, his friends are positive that it is. Two brothers, a cousin and other relatives and friends of TARRO have viewed the body and identified it. A report that the body had been identified by Dr. L. G. ALLAN, of this city is erroeous (erroneous). Dr. ALLEN stated today that he not only had not identified the body, but had not performed the appendicitis operation as was also reported. His professional services have previously been sought by the Benld man, however. TARRO’s body was so badly decomposed that identification was difficult. A perfect set of teeth, the appenditcicitis operation scar, and a bulge on the right knee served to show that the body recovered was that of TARRO. Because of the condition of the body, the casket will probably not be opened at the funeral services. Persons responsible for the death of TARRO took no chances of his escaping death. Heavy wire had been would around his neck and under his knee and pulled tight. The hands were bound together and the feet were tied. Authorities expressed the opinion that the body had been in the water since the day TARRO disappeared -January 30.

Obituary of Edward Oldam TATMAN, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  1998 Herschell P. Burge

Name of Deceased: TATMAN, Edward Oldam
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
Aug. 5, 1931
Obituary:Edward 0. TATMAN a resident of Gillespie, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Charles BURGE, east of that city, at 2 oclock Sunday afternoon July 26th at the age of 73 years and 9 months. He is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Grace BURGE and one son John E. TATMAN of Gillespie. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday July 28th at the Christian church in that city.

Obituary of Isham Marion THOMPSON, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  1998 Chris Thompson Hamilton

Name of Deceased: THOMPSON, Isham Marion
Name of Newspaper: Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK
Date of Obituary:
10 Jan 1933
Obituary: Preacher to Pioneers of Four Frontiers, Isham THOMPSON to Rest at Bixby Today ----- The restless figure of a 97 year old minister who four times pioneered into America's vanishing frontiers and whose four generations of descendants estimate their members to number, living and dead more than 800, was to be buried this afternoon in the Bixby cemetery following funeral service at 2:30 this afternoon in the Glen Pool high school auditorium. Isham Marion THOMPSON died at the home of his son M. E. THOMPSON, four miles southwest of Jenks, Sunday night. He had been ill and confined to his bed with pneumonia for nine days. On the Thursday before his death, he arose before other members of the household and called for Breakfast. His close friend of the past two years, Rev. Samuel B. WAGONER of the First Christian Church of Kiefer, was to conduct the services. Gordon Barnes funeral home was in charge of the arrangements. THOMPSON was born in Illinois Dec. 26 1835, of Irish and Dutch parents. At the age of 23 he was converted to Christianity and induced to enter the ministry by John. S. SWINEY a well know evangelist of that time. In half a dozen midwest states, THOMPSON rode or walked long miles to preach to pioneers. Bible His Primer Uneducated, he began to study at this time, learning to read with the New Testament for his primer. Practically all of his reading was done at night by the light of a pine torch blazing in the open fireplace of his log cabin home. He would mark the words in the Testament that he did not know and take them to SWINEY for explanation. In later years, his family claim he could have rewritten this Testament from memory. His first wife bore him 11 children, the second 8, Seventeen of the 19 grew to maturity, 16 lived to be married, and 11 survive. All but one or two planned to be present at the funeral. The survivors are: Jim THOMPSON, 74 Bixby; Dr. Franklin THOMPSON, 72 Trinity, TX; Willis Newton THOMPSON, 68, Crowder; Isham Carroll THOMPSON, 66 Seminole; Beauford Alexander THOMPSON, 59 Kiowa; Charles Hanna THOMPSON, 55 Stidham; Mrs Rosie CRABTREE, 54, living near Sapulpa; Marion Eliot THOMPSON 52 at whose home he died; Mrs. Pearl STEWART 50, Sapulpa; Maton Hale THOMPSON 46, Mounds and Joseph Gabriel 45, Sapulpa. Homesteaded IN 1863 he migrated with an ox team and wagon to Nebraska where he took up a homestead. One winter there was enough, however, and the next year he moved southward to Arkansas, settling near Eureka Springs. On this trip he worked his cows in the yoke with the oxen during the day time and milked them at night. Here he established a vineyard, and organized a Christian church in his own log cabin with a membership of five taken from the sparsely settled neighborhood. His family learned to make clothes and blankets from the wool they sheared from their sheep. He would walk from 25 to 35 miles in order to fill a preaching appointment. Oftentimes he would require two days walking each way in rder to fill a single night's engagement. On these trips he would hold meetings wherever he stopped for the night if an audience could be found, it being his aim to preach every night. Sometimes he made trips on horseback. His family recalled today that on many of these he often wrapped a common oil cloth about him for a slicker. To 'Territory' In 1892 his sons grew restless to move to the Indian Territory. THOMPSON went along. They lived near Eufaula and Checotah. THOMPSON continued to preach although there were no public buildings and he held his meetings in brush arbors and private homes. He made several evangelical trips at this time, some of his meetings lasting for as long as a week. At Fawn he established a church. In 1907, at the of 71, when other Oklahomans were ready for statehood. Thompson followed two of his sons to New Mexico, where he planned to take up a homestead. This he never did although he stayed and preached in the new country for nearly four years. He continued active almost until the time of his death and last August led the congregation of a Jenks church in prayer, steadying himself with his two canes as he spoke. Today his descendants live in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, most of them south of Tulsa in eastern Oklahoma.

Obituary of Marcella NASH THRASHER, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  2014 Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased: THRASHER, Marcella NASH
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
Thursday, September 30, 1937
Obituary: Aged Lady Died Saturday
Mrs. Marcella THRASHER, aged 81 years, died at her home in our city Saturday evening at 7 o'clock, following an illness of a few days of pneumonia.
Deceased was born in Girard on May 1, 1856. She was the widow of Robert A. THRASHER, who died in 1918 (should be 1919).
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the HUNTMAN Funeral Home, and interment was in the City cemetery.
Mrs. THRASHER is survived by one son, Leonard THRASHER of St. Louis and two grandchildren.

Obituary of Robert Allen THRASHER, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  2014 Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased: THRASHER, Robert Allen
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
Thurs Sept 18, 1919 p1, c2
Obituary: Robert A. THRASHER, who for the past five years has served as watchman for the Wabash railroad at the crossing on East Main street, leading to Mt. Olive, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock passed away at the Wabash hospital at Decatur whither he had been taken some time previously for treatment. About a year ago Mr. THRASHER sustained a paralytic stroke and during the past two months had been ailing. Death was due to paralysis.
Mr. THRASHER was born in Lauderdale county, Alabama on March 1, 1854, and was 65 years, 6 months and 13 ddays old when the final summons came. On September 16, 1875, he was united in marriage with Miss Marcella NASH at Hillsboro, and their union was blessed with four children, of whom only one survives. The family resided in the vicinity of Raymond and Harvel until about 7 years ago when they came to Staunton. Mr. THRASHER for more than 30 years had been in the employ of the Wabash railroad, the past five of which he spent as watchman at No. 5 crossing. Of the three children who preceded their father in death, two died in infancy while one daughter attained the age of 16 years.
Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, Rev. EDWARDS of Carlinville officiating. Interment was made at the Staunton city cemetery.
Those left to mourn the demise of the estimable gentleman are: The widow and one son, Leonard A., of Staunton; one brother, George W. THRASHER of Stockton, Kans., and one sister Mrs. Margaret BEANBLOSSOM of Litchfield. May be rest in peace.

Obituary of Minnie TIEFENBRUCH (GILLMAN), Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: TIEFENBRUCH, Minnie (GILLMAN)
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
August 29,1898 
Obituary: Grim Reaper's Claim Mrs. Minnie TIEFENBRUCH, sister of Mayor Chas. GILLMAN, died at her home in this city at 8:45 Sunday morning, aged 52 years and 9 days, after being bedfast for a period of four months. Deceased was the relict of Adolph TIEFENBRUCH, and leaves five children, viz: Charles, Frank, Minna, Amelia and Mrs. Adam BAKER, of St. Louis. She was an esteemed lady and an old resident. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the German Lutheran church, Rev. B. MIESSLER, the pastor, officiating.

Obituary of Lewis Alvin TOLLMAN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: Ruthann Rives Hellemeyer

Name of Deceased: TOLLMAN, Lewis Alvin
Name of Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Obituary:
Feb 1914
Obituary: Lewis Alvin TOLLMAN was born in Ohio, Feb. 18, 1834, departed this life at the home of his son, John TOLLMAN, near Chesterfield, February 22, 1914, at 8 p.m., age 80 year and four days. He came with his parents to Illinois when he was a child. At the beginning of the war he enlisted in company C, 97th volunteer infantry of Illinois, serving three years. On Feb. 25,1866, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth HOLMES. Eight of the nine children born to them survive. They are: Mrs. Elroy STOKES of St. Louis; Mrs. Albert RAND and Mrs. Frank LONG and John TOLLMAN of Chesterfield; Mrs. Everett RIVES of Barr; Mrs. Myrtle KING and Edward TOLLMAN, of Palmyra, and Lewis TOLLMAN, of St. Louis. Also 23 grandchildren. His wife died seven years ago in Palmyra. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church in Palmyra, of which he was a member, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1914 at 11 a.m. Rev. Fred PRATT in charge Interment in Oak Hill cemetery, Palmyra.

Obituary of Cora Ethel VANCE TOSH, Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Brian Phillips

Name of Deceased: TOSH, Cora Ethel VANCE
Name of Newspaper: State Register
Date of Obituary:
14 June 1941
Obituary: Mrs. Cora TOSH of Waverly Dies State Register Special Services Waverly, Ill. June 14, 1941--- Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Ethel TOSH, wife of John H. TOSH, who died at 4:30 p.m. at her home, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Soule chapel. Rev. W.D. HUMPHREY will officiate, assisted by Rev. Wee KNOTS. Burial will be made in Waverly cemetery. Mrs. TOSH was born Oct. 10 1890 in Palmyra and married Mr. TOSH in 1910. Survivors include her husband, one sister, Mrs. Rosa May ZAPF, Wood River; two brothers, Newton A. VANCE, Springfield, and Walter E. VANCE, Virden. Remains were removed from the NEECE funeral home to the residence this morning.

Obituary of Julia H. COLE TOSH (OLBERT), Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Submitted by:Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: TOSH,
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
18 Jun 1913 
Obituary: Julia H. TOSH, daughter of Geo. and Melvina - BARR OLBERT, was born near Barr, Ill., January 14, 1847 and died while visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. P. MORRIS at Carlinville, June 9,1913, aged 66 years, 4 months and 25 days. She was married to Samuel S. COLE in February 1868. To this union five children were born, three who have preceded her to the Great Beyond. One dying in infancy and two daughters, Mrs.C.B. BARNES and Mrs. Alva STANFIELD passing away in the prime of life. A son, F. B. COLE and one daughter, Mrs. J. F. MORRIS and seven grandchildren still survive her. She converted at about the age of 24, joined the M.E. church at Union Chapel, remaining a member there until 1899, when she withdrew from that church and became a member of the Baptist church at Hettick, from which place the funeral was conducted by Rev.ANTROBUS of Manchester, Ill. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in Hettick cemetery, beside her daughter, Dollie, as had often been her request. The ball bearers were Robt. PATTERSON, Geo. SOLOMON, D.C. KENNEY, R.M. MCCOLLUM, Chas. BALLOU and Wm. LOVE. The deceased had lived in Hettick nearly 2 years and had made a host of friends, who will greatly miss her kind acts and pleasant smile. She was a most loving mother, a good neighbor and bore her many trials without a murmur. "Blessed art those that die in the Lord for they shall live again."

Obituary of Albert Watson TOWSE, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: TOWSE, Albert Watson
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: October 28, 1937
Obituary: Well Known Farmer is Taken By Death - Funeral Services for Albert W. TOWSE of Bird Township to Be at Riefenberg Funeral Home Today. Albert Watson TOWSE, highly respected citizen and retired farmer of Bird, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John PRESSLER, Jr. in that township at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday. His death followed several months of illness and came when he was aged 74 years, 11 months and 24 days. He was born near Chesterfield in Western Mound township November 2, 1862, a son of Charles and Louisa DEWS TOWSE, pioneer residents of the Chesterfield community. Most of his life was spent in Polk township where he followed the occupation of farming. He was a member of the Long Point Methodist church. Surviving Mr. Towse are his wife, Ellen HUNTER TOWSE; three children, Mrs. John PRESSLER, Jr., and Charles H. TOWSE of Carlinville, and Melvin W. TOWSE of Toledo, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. E. W. HALEY of Rochester, Minn., Mrs. L. E. LEACH and Mrs. C. M. NIXON of Carlinville, Mrs. Thomas CHISM and Miss Annie TOWSE of Chesterfield. He was preceded in death by one brother, J. D. TOWSE October 18, 1933. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon from the Riefenberg Funeral Home, with Rev. J. E. EVANS, pastor of the M. E. church of this city officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in the city cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leonard THOMPSON, Nelson STILL, Edward PURSEY, Myron SNELL, Wendell PARKER and Lloyd PRUITT.

Obituary of Ann TOWSE (MORFOOT), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: TOWSE, ANN (MORFOOT
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: January 4, 1911 
Obituary: A Good Woman Passes to Her Final Rest. Mrs. Ann TOWSE, After Many Years of Useful Life, Answers Death Angel's Summons. Mrs. Ann TOWSE died at her home, 249 N. Charles street at 6:30 o'clock Monday afternoon (Jan 2). She had just passed her 88th birthday anniversary, which occurred on December 31, 1910, and death came so peacefully and quietly to her that she seemed but to fall asleep when her long and useful life was closed. Mrs. TOWSE was in every way a good woman, kind hearted and charitable to a remarkable degree, she not only served her Master faithfully in religious duties, but served Him equally as well in her every day life and there are a number of strong men and good women who when children regarded her as a mother, and have never ceased to so regard her, because of the care and love she bestowed upon them in their youth. She was never blessed with children of her own, but the mother love was strong in her heart and she took an interest in her relative's children and in other worthy young people to the extent of caring for them, watching over and training them and providing for their spiritual and physical welfare. Her natural kindly and philanthropic nature seemed to manifest its beauty in this way, particularly, and it may also be truly said she never overlooked an opportunity to bestow a kind word in contact. Her life exemplified the teaching of her Savior, who said: "Blessed are the pure to heart, for they shall see God." Ann MORFOOT was the eldest daughter of Richard and Isabel MORFOOT. She was born in Yorkshire, England, and her parents emigrated to Canada when she was a small child, in 1829. The family remained but a short time in Canada and then proceeded to Buffalo, N.Y., later to Pennsylvania. The father then took his little flock down the Ohio river on a flatboat or skiff and by steamboat from Cairo north to St. Louis; thence to Greene county, this state and in 1832 he located near Chesterfield, this county, where Ann MORFOOT grew to young womanhood. For a number of years afterwards she resided with her sister, Mrs. Edw. LEVIS of Alton, and on May 27, 1867, she was married to W. A. TOWSE and they took up their residence on a farm in Polk township where they resided until about three years ago, when they moved to Carlinville. Mr. TOWSE was called to his Father October 20, 1909, and his wife has now gone to meet him on the other side. No direct relatives survive Mrs. TOWSE. Wm. MORFOOT, a brother, was a successful Polk township farmer, Mrs. Edw. LEVIS of Alton and Mrs. Isabelle COREY of Greene county were her sisters, but they have all preceded her to the tomb and only nephews, and nieces, together with several who were not of her kin and whom she practically raised, are left to mourn her demise. A host of more indirect relatives and friends won by her uniform kindness during her life, also sincerely mourn for her. The funeral occurred at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. B. PECK, pastor, officiating and interment was made in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Ida C. BANCROFT TOWSE, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: TOWSE, Ida C. (BANCROFT
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: November 5, 1942
Obituary: Mrs. J. D. TOWSE Died Saturday At The Family Home - Was Well Known Resident of Bird Township; Funeral Tuesday. Mrs. Ida C. TOWSE, 71, widow of the late J. D. TOWSE, died at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31st at the family residence in Bird township, where she had lived for upwards of fifty years. She had been an invalid for the past twelve years, suffering from arthritis. Decedent was born in the Carlinville vicinity. She was a daughter of Erastus and Emeline CHANDLER BANCROFT, who were prominent residents of this vicinity residing a few miles south of this city. She was united in marriage to J. D. TOWSE who preceded her in death. Four daughters survive, namely Mrs. Foster WHEELER and Miss Bertha TOWSE, both of whom resided with their mother; Mrs. Carl GLEASON, of Oak Park and Mrs. Hattie B. WAUGH, of Chicago. A son, John D. TOWSE, is deceased. Also surviving are three grandson, Jerry WAUGH, of Chicago; George Byron and Wm. D. GLEASON, of Oak Park. A sister, Mrs. Elmer RAMEY is a resident of Alton. Mrs. Towse had resided all of her married life on the TOWSE homestead in Bird township where she and her late husband took an active part in the community's affairs for many years. She was a member of the Long Point Methodist church. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Wiese funeral home, Rev. W. W. CUTLIP, pastor of the Carlinville Methodist church officiating. Two hymns were sung by Mrs. Ralph WHEELER with Miss Ethel TEFFT as accompanist. The interment was in the city cemetery. The pallbearers were Milton CHISM, Lyle NIXON, Chas. H. TOWSE, Alfred LEACH, Abel SARGEANT and John P. PRESSLER. _________ Mr. and Mrs. Carl GLEASON and sons, and his mother, Mrs. Flora GLEASON, of Oak Park, and Mrs. Hattie WAUGH, of Chicago, were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Ida TOWSE. Mrs. Carl GLEASON and Mrs. WAUGH are daughters of Mrs. TOWSE, and the former came to the family home several days before her mother's death.

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

Name of Deceased: TOWSE, Louisa (DEWS
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: November 24, 1904 
Obituary: Mrs. Louisa TOWSE, wife of Charles TOWSE, died at her home in Chesterfield Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 23) at 1 o'clock, aged 63 years, 11 months and 14 days. Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church at Chesterfield Saturday, November 26, at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment in the Carlinville cemetery. It is thought the funeral procession will arrive at the cemetery between 1 and 2 o'clock. Mrs. TOWSE was the second child of John and Sylvia DEWS and was born at the family home in Western Mound township December 9, 1840, where she resided up to the time of her marriage to Charles TOWSE, February 22, 1859. Most of their married life up to the time they moved to Chesterfield was spent on their farm in Bird township in the Long Point vicinity. Seven children were born to this union, namely: Mrs. W. E. HALEY, of Minnesota; A. W. and John D. TOWSE, Mrs. Leonard LEACH, and Mrs. Charles NIXON, all of Bird township; Mrs. Thomas CHISM, of Western Mound and Anna E., who is at home. Besides her husband and children, she also leaves to mourn her loss an aged mother, one brother, William Henry DEWS, of Chesterfield, and four sisters, Mrs. John DAMS, and Mrs. James HALL, both of Chesterfield, Mrs. WEISNER, of Greenfield and Mrs. Bethel TOWSE, of Kansas. Mrs. TOWSE was a noble woman a devoted wife, a good mother, a kind neighbor and a sincere Christian.

Obituary of Arthur TOWNSEND, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002  Submitted by: Crystal Jensen

Name of Deceased: TOWNSEND, Arthur 
Name of Newspaper: Bunker Hill 
Date of Obituary:
Obituary: The mortal remains of gentle Arthur TOWNSEND, whose unexpected death we chronicled last week, were laid at rest in the "silent city of the dead" Saturday afternoon.
At 3 P.M. the funeral cortege slowly wound its way to the cemetery, where the Rev. TOWNSEND of the Presbyterian Church, impressively performed the last sad rites. (Note: R.C. TOWNSEND was a Minister in Staunton, Macoupin Co, Il in 1886 & before.)
Thus the icy hand of death has once more blighted a fair and promising bud. It is indeed sad to die so young- to be suddenly called while enjoying life, surrounded by loving friends, caressed by a fond and doting mother and without having experienced any of the stern realities of life- it is truly sad.
Yet we have the sublime consolation that the draperies of little Arthur's gentle spirit were thoroughly adjusted before appearing in the presence of his Maker.
Arthur was an exceptionally bright child - kind, witty, and obedient- he soon became a general favorite, and we are confident that he is being sorely missed.
If the sympathy of friends affords a consolation, the bereaved and sorrowing mother has certainly been in a degree comforted.

Obituary of Haskins TRABUE, Macoupin County Illinois ©2006

Name of Deceased: TRABUE, Haskins 
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Free Democrat, Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: January 23, 1860 
Obituary: DIED. In his residence on Spanish Needle Prairie, in Macoupin county, February 13, 1860 after a lingering illness, Dea. Haskins TRABUE, at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 20 days.
We say truly a good man has fallen. Father TRABUE is gone. He walked with God, and was not, for God took him. Father TRABUE was born in Woodford, Kentucky, December 24th, 1790. In November 1810, he made a public profession of faith in Christ, and was baptized by Elder Isaac HODGEN and was received into fellowship of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Green county, Kentucky. He and his brother Aaron (who is now living, and a faithful minister of the Gospel) enlisted in the War of 1812, and served for a time in the army. In 1816, he moved to Logan county, Ky., where he married Miss Olympia WILSON. Here he united with others organizing a church, in which he lived until he felt that as a Christian, he could not conscientiously hold slaves, when he determined from a sense of duty to leave his native state, and as he could not conscientiously hold them, so neither could he sell them to others to be held in bondage, and therefore he manumitted all that he had, amounting in that time in value to about $10,000. In 1835 he settled with his family on Spanish Needle Prairie in this county, where he resided at the time of his death.
He was one of the original number who organized the Baptist Church in this place, and also that at Spanish Needle Prairie of which he was Deacon at the time of his death. As a man he was loved by all. As a Christian, he was a bright example of living, active faith. The cause of Christ lay nearer his heart than anything else. And as his life was one of active effort for the promotion of God's glory, so his end was peaceful and serene. When the summons of death came, he was prepared to go. His peace was made, and no doubts disturbed the departing spirit. His aged companion and eight children still survive to mourn his loss. Buth they sorrow not as those who have no hope. A few weeks before his death, he made this memorandum: "It has been forty-nine years since I enlisted in the holy war. It is almost over with me now. I am not tired of the service. I have never felt like turning again to the world. I tried the service of the Devil 20 years. His is hard service. I hope I have never injured the cause of my Blessed Redeemer. I have endeavored to do my duty in the Church and to my neighbors. I feel that the blessed Savior has rewarded me ten-fold in the conversion of my children. He taken three to Himself, two in infancy, and one in the triumph of living faith. Eight remain. May the Lord keep them by his grace and make them useful in his service." And may we not pray that the mantle of the Father may fall on the children! He sleeps the sleep of death. The place that knew him so long, now knows him no more. He rests from his labor, but his works follow him. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

Obituary of Rebecca Virginia TRATT (SHULTZ), Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Robert Shultz

Name of Deceased: TRATT, Rebecca Virginia  (SHULTZ)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer , Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: March 31, 1926 
Obituary: Rebecca Virginia SHULTZ, daughter of Bailey SHULTZ and Catherine (SHOCKEY) SHULTZ was born Sept. 19, 1849 in Fayette County Pennsylvania. Her parents moved to Illinois and settled in the neighborhood of Shipman in 1865. She was united in marriage to Van AMOS; after his demise to Henry LAW and finally to Joseph TRATT. All have left her and passed to the great beyond. The lord blessed her married life with seven children: Alice AMOS (Mrs TRIBBLE) who died last fall in Mexico, Mo.; Lorenzo AMOS, also deceased; William AMOS of Farmersville, Illinois; Rosa (Mrs. SMITH) of Springfield, Ill.; Anita (Mrs. WINDISCH) of Buford, North Dakota; Frank TRATT of Mexico, Mo.; and John TRATT, who preceded the mother to the Eternal Shore. Aside of the four children she leaves two grandchildren and two Great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary KAHL of Shipman, Ill. Mrs. TRATT was a communicant member of our Lutheran Church with which she affiliated as a charter member. Mrs. TRATT was taken suddenly sick last Tuesday morning with a stroke of apoplexy and laid unconscious for three full days until, on Friday eve at 6:15 p.m. she crossed the bar to the Mansion of the Blessed, at the ripe age of 76 years, six months and seven days. The remains were laid to rest on Sunday, March 28, in Shipman cemetery, Rev. G. F. BRAUN D.D., of the Lutheran church, her pastor, officiating.

Obituary of Wilbert Earl TRIPLETT, Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased:
TRIPLETT, Wilbert Earl
Name of Newspaper: Undated Newspaper Clipping with Photo received 1999
Date of Obituary:

Obituary: S/SGT. W. E. TRIPLETT, WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION - (Died March 16, 1945) The above is a likeness of S/Sgt. Wilbert Earl TRIPLETT who was killed in action in France, March 16th, while serving with an infantry division of the Seventh army. He was 29 years old. Before entering service Feb. 16, 1944, he was employed in St. Louis. After receiving training at Camp Blanding, Fla., S/Sgt. TRIPLETT was home on furlough last July and went overseas in August. Surviving are his wife, the former Martha PROCTOR, who he married July 2, 1938; three sons, Donald David 5; Norman Dean 4; Lyndall Lee 3; his mother, Mrs. Mary TRIPLETT, all of Carlinville, and one sister, Mrs. Irvin WILLS, of Farmersville.

Obituary of Edward Levi TROVER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2006 Submitted by: M Trover

Name of Deceased:
TROVER, Edward Levi
Name of Newspaper: Alton Evening Telegraph
Date of Obituary:
Dec 27, 1915 
Obituary: Edward TROVER, aged 77 years, an old and well known resident of Carlinville, came to Alton several days ago to visit his daughter, Mrs. Frank METZ, of Sixth Street, and spend the Christmas holidays here. Shortly after the aged citizen arrived here he was taken ill and at 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning he died at his daughter's home from an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. TROVER was with her husband when he died, also other members of his family. He leaves beside his wife and his daughter, Mrs. Bessie METZ, three sons, Edward, Morris, and Septimus TROVER. The body was taken to Carlinville, yesterday afternoon and the funeral held there. Mr. TROVER was one of the pioneers of the Carlinville district and highly respected and widely know. Burial was in the Carlinville City Cemetery.
(note: Edward Levi Stevenson TROVER was the son of William Smith TROVER and Elizabeth OVERSHINER. He was born in Kentucky on March 22, 1839, coming to Illinois with the family about 1840. He married Julia Elizabeth MORRIS of Jersey Co, IL, on Dec 19, 1877 at the home of James HALL in Brushy Mound Twp, Macoupin Co, IL)

Obituary of Julia Elizabeth TROVER (MORRIS), Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Diane

Name of Deceased:
TROVER, Julia Elizabeth (MORRIS)
Name of Newspaper:
The Macoupin County Enquirer newspaper (Carlinville, IL)
Date of Obituary:
5 Jan 1929 issue, pg. 5, col. 2
Obituary: Mrs. Julia TROVER
Mrs. Julia Elizabeth TROVER died at the home of her son, S.W. TROVER, 426 Johnson street, this city, at 5:25 Saturday morning, at the age of 70 years, two months and 25 days, having been born Oct. 10, 1858.
Decedent was the widow of Edward TROVER Sr., who passed away several years ago. She was the last of the MORRIS family, her brother, Frank MORRIS having died several months ago at Granite City.
Surviving are three sons, Morris of Springfield, Edward and S.W., both of Carlinville, and one daughter, Mrs. W.W. GARDNER of St. Louis.
The funeral will probably be held sometime Monday afteernoon(sic) although the exact hour has not been arranged. Interment will occur in the city cemetery.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the home of her son, F. E. TROVER in Mayo street and was attended by many relatives and friends. The services were conducted by Rev. W.G. LLOYD, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment was made in the city cemetery. The pallbearers were S.N. WILSON, Frank J. RYAN, Edward WIESE, Dr. J.M. BARCUS, Charles T. WOODWARD and William COHLEPP.
Among those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. W.W. GARDNER, Mrs. Mildred BRUENER, Miss Carline METZ, Trover METZ of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice TROVER of Springfield, Morris Gates TROVER, Kansas City, Mo; Mrs. Richard HARLOW, Bloomington; Leo MORRIS, a nephew of Jefferson BARRACKS; Mr. and Mrs. William RUSSELL and son, Gerald; Mr. and Mrs. Walter RUSSELL and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John RUSSELL, Frank RUSSELL, Mrs. John WHITMORE, son and daughter, Joseph LONG, and Mrs. Clarence SHANE, all of Gillespie, and Mrs. Emma GARDNER of Girard.

Obituary of Ella TUCKER (SHADE), Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Rhonda Miller

Name of Deceased: TUCKER, Ella Catherine (SHADE) 
Name of Newspaper:
Greene County Paper ???? 
Date of Obituary: 1923 
Obituary: Thomas L. SHADE was called to Carlinville Wednesday morning by the sudden death of his sister. Mrs. Ella TUCKER, who dropped dead on the streets of that city on the previous day (July 3, 1923). She was known among many of our readers as she was a resident of this vicinity (Greenfield) in previous years. She was the widow of Jacob TUCKER, who dropped dead several years ago at his home north of this city. She is survived by several children. Funeral services will be held in Carlinville this morning and her body will be brought to Greenfield and interred in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Name of Deceased: TUCKER, Ella Catherine (SHADE)
Name of Newspaper:
Carlinville (??) 
Date of Obituary: 1923 
Obituary: DROPS DEAD ON STREET Mrs. Ella TUCKER dropped dead Tuesday evening while on her way to attend special services at the Emmanuel Baptist church. Under direction of Coroner W.W. JACOBY, the body was removed to the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. I. LOVELESS and after investigation, the cause of death was pronounced as heart trouble. Mrs. E. TUCKER (nee SHADE), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah SHADE was born in West Virginia, March 20, 1862. At the age of six, she moved with her parents to Illinois where she lived with her parents until she was united in marriage to Jacob TUCKER of Greenfield, Illinois. To this union was born 11 children, nine of whom survive their mother. At the age of 15 she repented of her sins, gave her heart to God, was baptized and united with the Bethel Baptist church near Hettick. From that time until her departure from time to eternity, she was a follower of the Christ she loved and has gone to reap the reward of those who have been faithful to the end. She was a kind neighbor, a loving mother and was loved by all who knew her. Sometime ago she came to Carlinville to make her home with her children. Shortly after coming here she was received into the fellowship of the Emmanuel Baptist church where she was a member until the God of Heaven called her from us unto himself. While on her way to the place of worship where she so much loved to be, God said it is enough, come up higher. She was aged at the time of her death, 61 years, 3 months, and 13 days. Those left to mourn the departure are as follows: Nine children, 27 grandchildren, one sister and three brothers. The children are as follows: Mrs. Fannie BECKMAN of St. Louis, Mrs. Addie LOVELESS, Mrs. Lela FITE, Mrs. Iva ADAMS, Miss Marie TUCKER, of Carlinville: Clarence TUCKER of Quincy; Otis and Clyde TUCKER of Carlinville; and Mrs. Nora Mae DAVIS of Illinois. The funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning at the Emmanuel Baptist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C.W. HOLMES. Interment will be made at Greenfield.

Obituary of Jacob TUCKER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Rhonda Miller

Name of Deceased: TUCKER, Jacob 
Name of Newspaper: Greene County Paper ???? 
Date of Obituary: ?? 
Obituary:  Death Comes Suddenly Jacob TUCKER, who had been in the employ of George N. COLE as a farm hand for the past year, died very suddenly Monday morning while assisting Frank LYONS, another employee, in feeding the cattle. Mr. TUCKER was aged sixty years and had suffered from several attacks of heart failure since the first of the year, but was feeling unusually well on the morning of his death. He was born in Napoleon, Iowa. His wife is a sister of W.A., Charles and Thomas L. SHADE of this city and vicinity. They came here from north of Carlinville a year ago, since which time he had been farming for Mr. COLE. He is survived by his wife and nine children, five of whom area at home. His son, Clarence, who has been in St. Louis, will take his father's place and keep the home from being broken up. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence on Wednesday at 10 a.m. by Rev. J.W. PATTERSON. The interment was in the North Cemetery.

Obituary of George C. TUNISON, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: TUNISON, George C.
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
May 3, 1911
Obituary: Death of Geo. C. TUNISON G. C. TUNISON, a prominent farmer who resides two miles south of White Hall died yesterday at 11:35 a.m., aged 60 years. The deceased was a son-in-law of Robert WHITELEY, Sr., of this city, and was well known in this city. He leaves to mourn his lose a wife and one son. Funeral services will be held at White Hall Friday afternoon.

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