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Feb. 27, 1930

Eliza C. SHORT MILLER Passes Away
The friends and relatives of Mrs. Eliza C. Miller will be sorry to hear of her death at her home in East St. Louis, Illinois. Funeral was from the family residence Feb. 10th. Burial in the family lot in Mount Hope Cemetery, East St. Louis.
Mrs. Miller was the daughter of Evan L and Nancy A. Short, old time residents of Miller county. She was born in Miller Co. March 26th, 1851, being 7 years old at the time of her death, and 14 years old at the close of the civil war.
Mrs. Miller was married to the late Josephus Miller, also of Miller county, September 7th, 1871. Mr. Miller departed this life at their home in Phillips, Oklahoma, March 21st,1902, at the age of 52 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller left Miller county in August, 1898, to make their future home in Oklahoma. Mrs. Miller came to East St. Louis, Illinois in April, 1907, where she has lived for the past 23 years. She was a consistent Christian, being a member of the Christian church 66 years prior to her death.   She took much interest in political affairs, always voting the Republican ticket straight.
Grandma Miller, as she was known, will be greatly missed in Missouri where she was born and spent much of her early life. Often visiting her old friends here.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. I Sidwell, pastor of Lansdowne Christian church, assisted by Rev. O. L. Markham, pastor of the First Methodist church of East St. Louis.   Mrs. Miller was the mother of eleven children, twenty-one grandchildren, and one great grand child. Seven children survive the deceased, they being Maggie CURRY and Sally PHILLIPS, East St. Louis; Cora THOMPSON, Coalgate, Oklahoma; Alonzo O. MILLER, Los Angeles, Calif.; Harvey N. MILLER, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Eugene MILLER, Pittsburg, Oklahoma; Harry E. MILLER, Springfield, Mo.; all of whom were present during her illness. She is survived by one sister and three brothers; Jennie MURPHY, Richland, Mo.; I. N. SHORT, Crocker, Mo.; W. L. SHORT, Sand Springs, Oklahoma; and T. B. SHORT of Kansas City, Kansas.
Death came unexpectedly to her many friends, although she had been in ill health for more than a year and it was a distinct shock, to all her relatives.
The last act of her life was to have read to a friend an account of the death of her great nephew, Elmer PROCK, written by the Autogram. Death was due to heart trouble, brought on by advanced age.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Lansdown Christian Church; "The Loyal Bible Class" of her church, and "The Women's Christian Temperance Union," all of East St. Louis, Ill., and a large number of relatives and friends were present for the funeral, thus showing the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The large offering of beautiful flowers also bore evidence of this love and esteem. The Linder Undertaking Company conducted the funeral very proficiently--contributed.
Contributed by Ruth [email protected]
Obit From Malinda  [email protected]

January 30, 1937 Saturday

Robert Oscar BIRD was born Sept. 12, 1895 in Old Oklahoma Territory near Goose Neck Bend and departed this life in Veteran's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, January 30, 1937 at the age of 41 years 4 months and 18 days. He was a resident of Logansport Louisiana at the time of his death.
Mr. Bird served 22 months in the 36th Div of the US Army. Co B. 132nd. He married Anna GARRETT, July 1920. Born to this union were   three sons R. O., Bryon and Jackie. His mother was Mrs. Julia GAMBLE of Cloud, Ok. five sisters and one brother: Mrs. A.E. Scholton, Mrs.. G.F Eme, Mrs. Dave Edwards, Mrs. O.M. Dunn, Mrs Clarence Haley, and Mr Jerry Bird. Mr.Bird was an ordained Deacon in the  First Baptist Church of Logansport, Lo.
Submitted by Sharon Culler [email protected]

October 26, 1943

Chicago Heights Star, Chicago Heights, IL, Tuesday October 26, 1943, P. 4-c. 6, Beecher News section
Katherine Maria Louise (nee BUHR) HAMEISTER
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home and later at Zion Lutheran Church for Mrs. Katherine Hameister, who died in her home west of Beecher on Friday evening after a lingering illness at the age of 65 years. Interment was in St. Paul's Cemetery.
She leaves to mourn her death her husband, Louis (Ludwig) Hameister, following children: Mrs. Louise Andres of Peotone; Mrs. Martha Mohr of Dolton; Henry, Arthur, and Clarence of Crete; Mrs. Elsie Seitz, Mrs. Irene Sennholtz and Harry and Manrow of Beecher; and the following brothers and sisters: Christ and Fred, of Morristown, S. Dak., Henry, Carl and Helmuth, of Mohnorhen, Minn.; William and Albert, of Beecher; Mrs. Frieda Palmer, of Knapp, Wis.; Mrs. mary Susemiehl, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Augusta Walleska, of Crown Point, Ind.; Mrs. Pauline Awe, of Hammond, Ind. and Miss Tillie Buhr of Logansport, Ind. Twelve grandchildren also survive.
The Hameister family had lived on a farm west of Beecher for almost their entire married life. One son, Louis, preceded the mother in death about a year ago. Mrs. Hameister was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church
Submitted by Rhonda Rasche [email protected]

May 16, 1947

Chicago Heights Star Newspaper, Chicago Heights, IL, Tuesday, May 16, 1947, Beecher News Section
Rites for Ludwig "Louis" Wilhelm Carl Martin HAMEISTER
Services were held on Monday at 1:30 at the home and at two p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, the Rev. H. Wunderlich officiating, for Louis Hameister, who died Thursday evening about seven p.m. at the Hazel Crest Hospital. He attained the age of 73 years. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, northwest of Beecher.
He is survived by the following children: Henry, Arthur, and Clarence of Crete; Mrs. Louise Andres and Manrow of Peotone; Mrs. Martha Mohr of Dolton; Mrs. Elsie Seitz, Mrs. Irene Sennholtz and Harry of Beecher. Fifteen grandchildren and one brother, Fred Hameister, of Beecher, also survive. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. The deceased had been engaged in farming west of Beecher for many years.
Submitted by Rhonda Rasche [email protected]

May 2, 1956

Funeral Notice: Article is from Carmi, Il Times (My grandfather) Excerpted -
Virgil H. MILLER succumbed Thursday afternoon at 4:45 after a long illness.
Born in Pauls Valley,Ok (IT) Nov. 26, 1896 Son of John A. Miller and Cora Elizabeth LYDICK MILLER.
Funeral Services were held May 30th at the First Christian Church in Carmi. Interment was in Kuykendall Cemetery with rites by Carmi Lodge No. 272 A.F&A.M.
Submitted by:Mary Phelan [email protected]

March 4, 1994

Ogle Co., IL, Rochelle--Mae MURPHY, 80, Rochelle, died Friday, March 4, at Rochelle Healthcare Center West. She was born Aug 9, 1913, in Stigler, Okla., the daughter of Albert and Maggie (EDWARDS) SCHROPSCHER. She married Charles E. Murphy in DeWitt, Ark.: he preceded her in death in 1985. She was employed as a housekeeper in the Rochelle area and worked in that capacity for the Rochelle Country Club for a period of time.
Survivors include one son, James: one sister, Minnie Josephine; two grandsons; one granddaughter; one step granddaughter and 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and six brothers.
Funeral services are Monday at 2 p.m. at Lyons Cluts-Simes Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Miller officiating. Visitation is Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home and prior to the service on Monday, Burial is in Steward Cemetery in Steward.
Additional information provided by submitter: Mae's full name was Lona Mae Edwards, Granddaughter of Cynthia Lenora (Nora) Cook-Shropshire-Caldwell
Submitted by: Elnora Frances Cook-Wyrick, [email protected]


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