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Obituary of John Henry VAN ARSDALE, Macoupin County IL (c)2003 Submitted by: Ron Grassi

Name of Deceased: VAN ARSDALE, John Henry 
Name of Newspaper: unknown 
Date of Obituary: February 20, 1919 
Obituary: STATE REGISTER SPECIAL SERVICE Girard, Ill., Feb. 20 - John Henry VAN ARSDALE, aged eighty one years, 10 months, and 3 days died Thursday morning, February 20, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles ALDERSON in Nilwood township. Mr. VAN ARSDALE, who was the oldest son of Joseph M. and Lucinda B. VAN ARSDALE, was born in Bird township, Macoupin County, April 17, 1837. He was united in marriage April 17, 1862, to Miss Sarah Jane MOORE. They were the parents of nine children. About fifteen years ago the family came to Girard, where the death of the wife and mother occurred November 23, 1911. The surviving children are; Edward E. and Joseph N., both of Girard; Mrs. D. R. BATTY, of Barnett; Mrs. F. J. MORTON, of Wichita, Kan.; H. M. VAN ARSDALE, of Los Angeles; George T. of Modesto, Ill.; John F., of St. Joseph, Mo.; and Mrs. Charles ALDERSON, of Nilwood. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock in the First Baptist church, Girard, conducted by Rev. M. FLORY, of the Brethern church. Interment will be made in Girard cemetery.

Obituary of Adelia Florence VANCE (HUGHES) Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Submitted by: Brian Phillips

Name of Deceased: VANCE (HUGHES), Adelia Florence 
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Obituary: Adelia Florence VANCE (HUGHES), daughter of Isaac N. and Lizzie VANCE, was born near Palmyra, July 3, 1870, and departed this life January 25, 1927, at the age of 56 years, 6 months and 22 days. On September 27, 1896, she was united in marriage to James HUGHES, of Waverly. To this union were born four children, Viola B., Elsie M., Lester N. and Dorthy Lucille, the later preceding her mother to the other world. She leaves to mourn their loss an aged father and step mother, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Newton VANCE, and one sister, Mrs. Phebe Viola MESSICK of Palmyra; a loving husband, three children, two grandchildren and a host of friends. After giving her life, to Jesus, on May 11 1890, she took the vows of the church and became a member of the M. E. Church, South, of Waverly. In her early Christian life she was quite active in church work, and at one time she was honored by having the office of Epworth League president bestowed upon her. For fifteen years she has been afflicted, and has been almost a constant sufferer, which has deprived her from taking an active part in church work. But almost without a murmur, she was patient to the end, when Jesus said, "It is enough child come home." We feel assured that our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, South, Thursday afternoon, January 27, at 2:00 o'clock in care of Rev. W.D. HUMPHREY, presiding elder. Music was furnished by Mrs. L.T. SEALES, Mrs. J.H. SHUTT, O.H. SCRIBNER and W.L. CARTER. The pall bearers we Howard McKEE, Burt HUGHES, A.M. HUDSON, Jessie SAMPLES, Wm. PEEBLES, and Johnnie SIMS. The flowers were cared for by Mrs. Cecil QUINN, Mrs. Lucien MOORE, Misses Mary QUINN and Frances ALLEN, Interment was in East Cemetery.

Obituary of George Amos VANCE Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Submitted by: Brian Phillips

Name of Deceased: VANCE, George Amos
Name of Newspaper:  Unknown
Date of Obituary:10 July 1954
Obituary:George A. VANCE 86 died at 12:30 am Saturday in Saint Johns hospital at Springfield. He is survived by his wife Hettie, three children, Mrs. Ethyl SHEPERDSON of Springfield, Lester of Palmyra, and Mrs. Edna BAKER St. Louis Mo. One stepson Holland ROUPE of Pontiac Ill., three stepdaughters Ruby BOYD, Modesto, Anne JOHNSON, Albeuquerque NM., Kezzie CORDER, Alton, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday at STULTS funeral home in Palmyra with Rev. L. C. TAYLOR of Virden officiating, burial in Oak Hill cemetary.

Obituary of Isaac Newton VANCE Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Submitted by: Brian Phillips

Name of Deceased: VANCE, Isaac Newton
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Obituary:Isaac Newton VANCE, third son of Nicholas Penn and Mary (BREWER) VANCE was born at Palmyra, Illinois, February 9, 1848 and departed this life at his home, November 17, 1931 at the age of 88 years, 9 months and 8 days. He inlisted in the Civil War, in Co. E. 122 regiment; Illinois Infantry and served three years. He was commander of the Chiles Grand Army Post No. 278 at this place for several years, being commander at the time the Post was disbanded. He was united in marriage to Miss Lizzy DANLEY; December 3, 1869. To this union three children were born the oldest son dying in infancy and Mrs. Adelia Florence HUGHES dying in 1925; Mrs. Phebe Viola MESSICK living in Palmyra. His wife died in 1906. He was again married to Mrs. Sarah Jane AURAHAM of Kansas City, Kansas on January 12, 1910. He is one of a family of twelve children, all with the exception of one living to be old men and women. He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, one daughter, 6 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Obituary of James Harrison VANCE Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Submitted by: Brian Phillips

Name of Deceased: VANCE, James Harrison
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Date of Obituary:
18 Jan 1936
Obituary: James Harrison VANCE, son of Nicholas and Mary VANCE, was born near Palmyra on Nov. 8, 1847, and departed this life at his home south-east of Palmyra, Friday, Jan. 17, 1936. At the age of 88 years, 2 months and 9 days. He was united in marriage to Mary F. PLEYAR, February 24th 1876. To this union was born two children Kirwin L. and Ora O. both of Palmyra. His wife died May 8, 1922. He professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Baptist church and remained a faithful member through life. His life was an open book in the community and all who knew him found him to be a man of unselfishness and usefulness. He leaves to mourn his death, two children, one sister, Mrs. Martha SOLOMON of Palmyra, five brothers, Milton of Litchfield, Thomas of Waverly, Edward, Henry and George all of Palmyra. Nine grandchildren, ten great granchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held at the home, Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. E.L. FAHNESTOCK officiating. Interment in Oak Hill cemetery. The hymns were sung by Mrs. O.L. STULTS and Mrs. E.E. BOWMAN with Mrs. A.E. COOPER accompanist. Casket bearers were Ray, Ralph and Vernon VANCE, Wilburn WALK, Floyd JENNINGS, grandsons and Lester VANCE a nephew.

Obituary of Phebe Letitia MAHAN VANCE Macoupin County Illinois (c)1999 Submitted by: Mary Jansma

Name of Deceased: VANCE, Phebe Letitia MAHAN
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Date of Obituary:
February, 1932
Obituary: Phebe Letitia VANCE Daughter of James H. and Susan MAHAN was born in Salvisa, Mercer Co., Kentucky, September 30, 1858, departed this life, Wednesday, January 27, 1932, aged 73 years, 4 months and 3 days. When a child she moved with her parents to Jacksonville, Illinois, coming later to Palmyra where she resided until her death. On September 30, 1885 she was united in marriage to Richard H. VANCE. She was a devoted wife and took great pleasure in her home. She professed faith in Christ in early life and joined the Baptist church, remaining a faithful member until her death. Her conversion was deep, clear and satisfying and was ever afterwards an event she delighted to recall. She was greatly afflicted for many years and always she bore her affliction with marked courage, showing and unmistakable Christian spirit. Hers was a life full of kindness, love and patience which endeared her to all who were privileged to meet her. She leaves to mourn their loss, her faithful husband Richard VANCE, one brother William B. MAHAN, Springfield, Illinois; six sisters, Mrs. T. J. CRUMP, Bellingham, Washington; Mrs. C. L. STEWART, Alice, Mary and Myrtle MAHAN and Mrs. Etna MORRELL all of Palmyra, Illinois. Casket Bearers were E. R. BRAMLEY, O. A. ROBINSON, J. A. BROWN, John HALL, Roe TALKINGTON and George ARRAS. The funeral was held from the home, Saturday at 2:00 o’clock p.m., Rev. E. L. FAHNESTOCK officiating with Rev. E. C. ANDERSON assisting. The music was furnished by a quartette, Mrs. H. A. COLEMAN, Mrs. A. J. SMITH, Joseph WATERS and George ARRAS. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. Out of town relatives and friends present were: W. B. MAHAN, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph COPP, Springfield; Mr. And Mrs. Alison SHIPLEY, daughter Marie, son Harold; Mrs. Chas. BARROW and son, Alton; Ed VANCE, Mr. And Mrs. Harold KING, Mrs. MCDONALD and daughter, Granite City; Thomas VANCE, Virden; John TOSH, Waverly. Cards of thanks. We wish to extend out sincere thanks to friends and neighbors for the service and kindness shown us in our recent bereavement. Especially we thank the quartette and casket bearers. R. H. VANCE, W. B. MAHAN and sister.

Obituary of Adelia Florence VANCE (HUGHES) Macoupin County Illinois (c)1999 Submitted by: Mary Jansma

Name of Deceased: VANCE, Richard H.
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Date of Obituary:
April, 1932
Obituary:Richard H. VANCE. Richard H. VANCE son of Nicholas and Mary VANCE was born near Palmyra April 22, 1850. Most of his life was been spent in this community. While still a young man he confessed Christ and became a member of the Baptist church, then known at the Buchanan church, later he transferred his membership to the Baptist church in Palmyra of which church he remained a member throughout his life. September 30, 1885 he was united in marriage with Phoebe L. MAHAN, who preceded his in death having passed away January 27, 1932. He departed this life April 6, 1932 at the age of 81 years 11 months and 14 days. He leaves to mourn his departure six brothers, Milton VANCE of Litchfield, James VANCE of Palmyra, Thomas VANCE of Waverly, Henry VANCE of Palmyra, Edward VANCE of Granite City and George VANCE of Palmyra and one sister Mrs. Mattie SOLOMON of Palmyra also a large number of other relatives and friends. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 p. m. from the Baptist church. His favorite nephew, Rev. Amos VANCE of Madison, Wisconsin officiating. Burial in Oak Hill cemetery. The casket bearers were Arch HUMPHREY, J. A. BROWN, Eugene STANDEFER, John BRANAN, G. W. ARRAS and J. M. OWENS. The favorite hymns were sung by Mrs. Minnie SMITH, Mrs. Eugene COOPER, S. O. ROBERTSON and Frank ANDREWS, Mrs. Harry BROWN, organist. Out of town relatives were Mr. And Mrs. Lester HUGHES of Waverly, Ed VANCE and daughter, Mrs. Harold KING of Granite City, Rev. Amos VANCE Madison, Wis.

Obituary of Thomas Jessie VANCE Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Submitted by: Brian Phillips

Name of Deceased: VANCE, Thomas Jessie
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Date of Obituary:
13 May 1943
Obituary: Thomas J. VANCE, Wood River, Dies WOOD RIVER, May 13, 1943 Thomas J. VANCE, 86, of Wood River, formerly of Waverly, died Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospital, where he had been a patient for three days. VANCE was born Oct. 11, 1856 at Palmyra. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs Rosa ZAPF, 79 East Penning, with whom he lived; two sons, Newton of Springfield and Walter of Virden; two brothers George and Edward of Palmyra; seven grand children and three great grandchildren. The body is at the Streeper funeral home here. Funeral rises will be cunducted at 2p.m. Friday at the Babtist Church at Virden. Services at the funeral home will be at 10a.m.

Obituary of Antonio VANOSDALE, Macoupin County IL (c)2010 Submitted by: William Bojanowski

Name of Deceased: VANOSDALE, Antonio
Name of Newspaper: Mt. Olive Herald and Coal in Illinois 
Date of Obituary:
November 14, 1896
Obituary: Antonio VANOSDALE from Coal in Illinois, Statistics of Labor, 1896
Antonio VANOSDALE, aged 37 years, occupation loader, married, leaves a widow and five children, all of whom are dependents, was injured at 1:20 p.m. November 4, 1896 in room 12 of the fourth north back entry on the east side of mine No. 10 of the Consolidated Coal Company, of St. Louis, at Mount Olive, Macoupin county. he had fired a shot in coal that had been under cut with a machine. The shot failed to bring down the coal. He was loosening it with a pick when the coal fell striking him on the body and inflicting such injuries that he died four days afterward.
Below: from Mt. Olive Herald November 14, 1896
Tony SPAULDING whom we reported as having been injured while at work in No. 10 mine on Wednesday of last week, died at his home in this city Sunday morning. Mr. SPAULDING'S wounds were more serious than was at first supposed, the debris having crushed his body about the bowels, hips and groin to the extent that when reaction took place fatal results followed. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of the A. O. U. W. lodge of which he was a member, Rev BUELTEMAN offering the ministerial services. Deceased leaves a wife and five children to mourn his demise. He was insured in the A. O. U. W. order for $1,000, which amount will be a boon to his family who were dependent upon his daily labor for support. Insurance was indeed a blessing in this instance.
"Antonio (Tony) VANOSDALE and Tony SPAULDING were the same person. He was born June 22, 1858. He died in Mt Olive on November 8, 1896 and was buried in the Mt Olive City Cemetery on November 10, 1896. The name SPAULDING came from his mother, whose second husband had the surname of SPAULDING. Why this name was used in his obituary is open to conjecture.".

Obituary of Sarah VANOSDALE, Mrs., Macoupin County IL (c)2010 Submitted by: William Bojanowski

Name of Deceased: VANOSDALE, Sarah, Mrs.
Name of Newspaper: Mt. Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
March 16 1907
Obituary: Mrs. Sarah VANOSDALE
Mrs. Sarah VANOSDALE died at O'Fallon, - where she was staying, on Wednesday, aged 46 years, 3 months and 7 days. The remains were brought to this city and the funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the home of her son, Lyman VANOSDALE, and at 2 o'clock at the English M.E. Church.
"Wife of Tony VANOSDALE, born December 6, 1860, died March 13, 1907, buried in Mt Olive, probably next to her husband, though no marker exists with her name.".

Obituary of William VANWINKLE, Macoupin County IL (c)2001 Submitted by: Emily Jones

Name of Deceased: VANWINKLE, William 
Name of Newspaper: Virden Record 
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Obituary: Wm. VANWINKLE, son of John and Louvisa VANWINKLE was born August 23,1846 in Morgan county, near Waverly and departed this life November 8, 1925, at his home in Virden, at the age of 79 years, 2 months, and 16 days. Mr. VANWINKLE was united in marriage September 3, 1875 to Miss Nancy Olive SCRIBNER of Waverly. To their happy union seven children were born six of whom survive, Bertha dying in infancy, October 16, 1877 in Wichita, Kansas. Those surviving: Wilmer of Girard; Welpha, Clyde, Eric, Charles all of Springfield and Dot of Virden. Two brothers Richard of Virden; Simpson of Farmersville; seventeen grandchildren and a host of friends. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church with Rev. BELTON of Waverly officiating. Interment in the Virden cemetery.

Obituary of James D. VERNON, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: VERNON, James D. 
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
May 17, 1911 
Obituary: Bunker Hill Man Killed Taking his morning walk, as he had done each morning since he removed to East St. Louis from his old home in Bunker Hill, last October, James D. VERNON, 68 years old, a retired contracting carpenter, yesterday was run down and almost instantly killed within a few feet of his home by a Southern Railway switch engine. VERNON, who is deaf, started out from the home of his son Edward VERNON, of No. 114 Highland place, with whom he lived, about 7 o'clock for his promenade, as he called it. He was crossing the tracks at Fourteenth street when struck. VERNON did not see the locomotive, and because of his deafness, did not hear the bell, the sharp, shrill blasts of the whistle nor the warning cries uttered by half a dozen pedestrians. Mr. VERNON was born at Bunker Hill January 19, 1843, and lived there until last October, when he went to East St. Louis. Besides his son, Mr. VERNON is survived by another son and daughter, Archie VERNON of Milwaukee and Mrs. Cora GALBRAITH of No. 3616 Russell avenue, St. Louis.

Obituary of Emelia VITTUARI, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2007 Submitted by: Jill Secoy

Name of Deceased: VITTUARI, Emelia
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Date of Obituary: April 1922 

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