Unknown newspaper - September, 1930
J. B. Bean
This community was shocked last Friday morning, when word was received that Bert Bean, well-known and highly respected farmer, living about five miles northwest of Winchester, had taken his life by hanging himself in the hayloft of his barn that morning about 8:30 o’clock. His rash act attributed to a mental and physic breakdown.
James Bertriman Bean, son of Thos. Jefferson and Sarah Bean, was born March 10, 1883, in the home where he resided at the time of his death. Here he grew to young manhood. He was united in marriage to Nora Agnes Taylor, May 22, 1907. Three daughters came to bless this union.
The deceased taught five terms of school, later taking up farming, which he had since successfully followed. He was an intelligent, industrious, upright citizen, a loving father, a devoted husband. He was deeply interested in his home, his community, his country and every influence that makes for better citizenship. He was a man of honor and uprightness.
He became a member of the Baptist church during the ministry of Rev. Waldo and has continued a most loyal member. He has been a clerk of the church for several years and was president of the Men’s Bible Class.
He has been in failing health for some time, which caused him to worry about everything and the fear of a complete breakdown, was responsible for his untimely departure. He leaves to mourn his going, his devoted companion, three daughters, Mildred, Elsa and Mary Ethel, all at home, one sister, Mrs. Lois Hamilton, of Winchester; two brothers, Fred and Claude of this community, besides other relatives and a large circle of friends. His father, mother, three sisters and one brother have preceded him in death. He was 47 years, five months and 25 days old.
Funeral services, largely attended were held at the home, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7, 1930, at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. F. V. Wright officiating. Music was furnished by Rev. and Mrs. Wright with Miss Frances Clark as accompanist. The floral offerings were cared for by Marjorie, Thelma and Grace Bean, Lucy Reuter, Mildred Mitchell and Helen Smith.
Interment was in the Gillham cemetery, the pall bearers being Jas. Edmonson, Otis Dawson, Elmer Christison, Lucian Sappington, Guy Brown and Herman Smith.
Unknown newspaper - January, 1945
Mrs. Arthur Bush
Mrs. Carrie L. Bush, lifelong resident of Scott county, died at Our Saviour’s hospital in Jacksonville, Thursday afternoon, Jan. 11, 1945, at 4:20 o’clock.
She was born near Winchester, June 5, 1872, the daughter of the late DeWitt and Susan Leib. Her husband, Arthur Bush, died on April 5, 1944.
Mrs. Bush is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Neil Allen, of White Hall, Ill.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Gordon Lemme, who made her home with her grandmother, and one great grandson.
The Bush farm is located three miles north of Winchester. Mrs. Bush was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral services were conducted from the Dieterle Funeral Home, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 14, at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. Geo. E. May, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating.
Selections were sung by Mrs. Frances Brackett, accompanied by Mrs. Elmer Stuart. The flowers were cared for by Miss Eula Priest, Mrs. Hazel Redshaw, Mrs. Beulah Stewart and Mrs. Mabel Hornbeek.
Interment was in the North Prairie (Gillham) cemetery, the casket bearers being Russell Hornbeek, Burl Hornbeek, H. C. Montgomery, Ralph and Mark Peak, Floyd Redshaw, Clayton Stewart and Jas. McCabe.
Unknown newspaper - February, 1941
Mrs. R. T. G. Coultas
Louella Coultas, daughter of William and Eliza Penton Dawson, was born on April 12, 1852, at the old Dawson homestead, one mile north of Winchester. She was one of eight children, all having passed to the Great Beyond except two brothers, Miles, near Winchester and Thomas of Jerseyville.
She received her education in her district school and the schools of Winchester. She resided at the old home until Dec. 18, 1873, when she became the wife of R. T. G. Coultas of Riggston. Mr. Coultas with his bride established their home on a farm near Riggston where they spent the remainder of their useful and successful lives, with exception of a few months spent in Jacksonville.
Five sons and three daughters came to bless this happy union, namely Ottie of Larimore, N. D., Lee of Lewistown, Idaho; Belle Campbell and Minnie Campbell of Jacksonville; Ella Davis, Cleveland, Ohio; Carl at home; Frank of Exeter, Calif.; and Richard, who preceded his mother in death. She also leaves 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Her husband passed away Feb. 19, 1937.
Mrs. Coultas was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church for many years. She was first to hold the office of president and was a charter member of the Riggston Ladies’ Aid society, now the Women’s Society of Christian Service.
She was a devoted wife and a loving mother, a woman of great refinement and culture, always searching for and selecting the most beautiful in all things. Flowers were one of her hobbies and many a heart has been gladdened and uplifted by a bouquet or some choice plants from Mrs. Dick’s flower garden.
Her’s was a life of service. Despite the fact that her family was large, she always found time to administer to a sick neighbor or a friend in need, carrying with her comfort, and ever cheerful personality and a heart brimming full of sympathy.
The very fact that Mrs. Coultas lived in the same community for 67 years in peace and harmony with all of her neighbors speaks most eloquently for her high standard of integrity. One outstanding event in her life was the celebration of the sixtieth wedding anniversary of her and Mr. Coultas when many neighbors, friends and loved ones called to pay tribute to the couple.
She departed this life at Passavant hospital in Jacksonville, Feb. 24, 1941, at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 12 days.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in the Riggston Methodist church with Rev. R. S. Swain, pastor of the Lynnville Methodist church, officiating. Musical selections were sung by the Methodist church choir of the Riggston church. The pall bearers were Robert Allen, Hugh Coultas, Harold Campbell, Clifford Allen, Ewing McDonald, and Jack Bowman. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Elmer McCullough, Mrs. Howard McCullough, Mrs. Ewing McDonald, Mrs. Jack Bowman, Mrs. Mabel Vortman, Mrs. Roy Kaltschnee, Miss Ferna Coultas and Miss Rosemany Campbell. Burial was held in the North Prairie (Gillham) Cemetery.
Unknown newspaper - March, 1932
Mrs. Geo. W. Hogan
The news of the death of Mrs. Geo. W. Hogan of Winchester at Our Saviour’s hospital in Jacksonville, Friday afternoon, March 11, 1932, at one o’clock, came as a great shock to her many friends and acquaintances in Scott county where she was known for her activities in church, social and civic affairs.
But few realized the serious condition of her health until she was taken to the hospital about a week before, and on Tuesday underwent a serious surgical operation, from which she failed to rally.
The remains were brought to Stainforth’s funeral home and later taken to her home in the northeast part of the city.
Mrs. Maude Redshaw Hogan, youngest child of Stephen and Mary Redshaw, was born near Merritt, Ill., May 3, 1875, where she grew to young womanhood. On Sept. 18, 1901, she was united in marriage to George W. Hogan of this county and has lived in Winchester since her marriage, where by her winsome life she has made a great host of friends. She was a woman of radiant personality, kindly, generous, always ready to do something for any one in trouble or need; her life has been one of giving. She loved life, friends, all things beautiful, her home, her God, her church. She was organist at the Mauvaisterre Baptist church for years, later bringing her membership to the Baptist church of Winchester where she has remained a beloved member.
She was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter and Royal Neighbors. There was nothing morbid or cynical in her nature, always cheerful, considerate and helpful. Through her health has not been good for some time, yet she was patient and uncomplaining.
Not having any family of their own, they reared a nephew, Frank Redshaw, who still makes his home with them, and Mrs. John Roberts of St. Louis, to whom she was as a mother.
She leaves to mourn her going, her devoted husband, two brothers, Wm. Redshaw, northwest of Winchester, Joe Redshaw of this county, one sister, Mrs. Wm. Middendorf, also of this county. Two brothers have preceded her in death, Dr. B. F. Redshaw, who was killed in an interurban wreck some years ago, and Luke dying in infancy, and one sister, Mrs. John Funk, of Chapin. She also leaves nieces and nephews and other relatives and an innumerable host of friends who recognize that a faithful wife, an excellent neighbor, a devoted friend, a true christian has gone to join those gone before and to await the coming of those left behind.
Good night, sleep well beloved, the last
Slow dusk has fallen, and your steps no more
Make music on the empty upper floor
And day is fully past.
We need not fear tonight;
Death is so gentle--dark will break the dawn
Love will be safe until the morning light.
Sleep well, Good night.
Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, March 13, 1932, at two o’clock, the church being crowded to its capacity and many unable to gain admittance. The sermon was preached by the pastor, Rev. F. V. Wright, and music was furnished by a quartet, composed of Mr. And Mrs. S. G. Smith, A. C. Booz and Mrs. Claude Thomas, who sang "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" and "In the Hour of Trial." Mr. Smith sang a solo, "When Jesus Beckons Me Home." Mrs. J. B. Bean was accompanist.
The members of the Eastern Star attended in a body. The profusion of beautiful flowers were cared for by Mrs. M. W. Sappington, Mrs. Earl Miner, Mrs. John R. King, Mrs. John C. Moore, Mrs. Harry Allen, Mrs. Alex Winger and Misses Olive Wells, Lecie Riggs, Louise Frost and Jeanette Taylor.
Interment was in the Gillham cemetery, the pall bearers being Judge Norman L. Jones of Carrollton, Ralph M. Riggs, Chas. D. O’Donnell, B. F. Walker, Harry Allen and Jas. Edmonson.
Relatives and friends from all parts of Scott county, Chicago, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Waverly, Springfield, Chapin, Greenfield and Carrolton attended the funeral.
Unknown newspaper - May, 1932
Mrs. Wm. Redshaw
Clara Belle, daughter of T. B. and Mary Leib Smithson was born Sept. 15, 1872, near Winchester, Ill. On March 31, 1897, she was united in marriage to Wm. Redshaw. To this union three children were born, Russel Smithson, Wm. Floyd and Mary Eileen Burn, who with the father survive.
She lived a beautiful christian life, uncomplaining and always hopeful. She had been a sufferer for many years, yet she has borne it with great fortitude and resignation. She became a member of the Baptist church in the spring of 1922, during the meetings held by E. B. Violett. She has lived a beautiful life and was loved by all who knew her.
She leaves besides her husband and children, one sister, Mrs. B. F. Webster. She passed away May 3, 1932, at 3:00 a.m., at her home northwest of Winchester.
Sunset, and evening star, and one clear call for me.
And may there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to sea.
For though from out this bourne of time and space the flood may bear me far--
I hope to see my Pilot, face to face, when I have crossed the bar!
A large number of relatives, neighbors and friends, attended the funeral services, which were held from her late home, Wednesday afternoon, May 11, 1932, at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. R. V. Wright officiated. Music was furnished by Wes Andell and Miss Beilby Leach, who sang "In The Garden" and "The Christian’s Good Night." Mrs. J. B. Bean was accompanist.
The floral offerings were cared for by Mrs. W. B. Clark, Mrs. Claude Thomas, Mrs. Jas. Edmonson, Mrs. Arthur Bush, Mrs. Wm. Peak and Mrs. Dona Teaney.
Interment was in the Gillham cemetery, the pall bearers being Wade Sappington, E. F. Walker, Jas. Edmonson, Claude Thomas, Arthur Bush and Wm. Peak.
Unknown newspaper - November, 1942
Russell Smithson Redshaw, eldest child of Wm. And Clarabelle Redshaw, was born May 12, 1899, at the country home northwest of Winchester, where he grew to manhood. Russell was of a friendly nature and made many friends.
He was appointed State Automobile investigator in 1933, which position he had filled acceptably.
In May of 1937 he was united in marriage with Nellie Hazelrigg, who survives. He and his mother were received into the First Baptist church Feb. 26, 1922. He was also a member of A.F.&A.M., of Exeter.
He passed away at his home Nov. 24, 1942, at the age of 45 years, six months and 12 days. His mother preceded him in death in 1932. He leaves to mourn his passing besides his wife, his father, Wm. Redshaw, one brother, Wm. Floyd, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Eileen Burns all of Winchester, also other relatives and a wide circle of friends, who will miss his kindly smile and friendly greetings.
Funeral services, largely attended, were conducted from the Baptist church, Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29, 1942, at three o’clock, Rev. F. V. Wright officiating.
Selections were sung by Mr. And Mrs. S. G. Smith accompanied by Mrs. Elmer Stuart. The Masonic order carried out their services at the church. The flowers were cared for by Mary Adrian, Mildred Hitt, Frances Hazelrigg, Barbara Redshaw, Mabel Harper, Helen Doyle, Beulah Stewart, Lucille Hanks, Florence McGuire and Carmelita Pullens.
Interment was in the Gillham cemetery, the casket bearers being Harvey Hinegardner, Clayton Stewart, Leslie Leib, Otie Scott, P. D. Smith, and Dr. W. E. Harper. Honorary casket bearers were Lee A. Friend, John C. Baker, John Totten, Wm. Waichel and Carl Moore and Wm. Morgan.
A police escort comprised W. E. Markwood, Ralph Johns, Walter Craig, Eugene Moy, Frank Bertrand and Randall Killebrew.