4/10/1997 NOTES From The White County Historical Society Library

White County Historical Society Library
by Charlene Shields!
This article appeared in THE CARMI TIMES
April 10, 1997

  • Here are some items from "Obituaries of White County Illinois & Other (less-important) Areas of The World, Vol. 1:1872-1896" by Pat Davis:

  • 1882 July 20:
    Mrs. Mary Lincoln, wife of Abraham, died in Springfield, Ill..

  • 1882 June 27:
    Mr. Hall, [who] resided ten miles south of McLeansboro, wandered away from home in a deranged state of mind [and] was found dead near Fox River Bridge in Phillips Township last week.

  • 1882 Aug. 15:
    Martin Beck, 64, Carmi. Born in Nassig, Baden, Germany 17 Mar 1818, died 13 Aug. 1882. Died of typhoid. Burial Barth Cemetery (in "Death's Harvest" items).

  • 1882 Aug. 31:
    Jesse Manderville was killed by Philip Etting for stealing apples.

  • 1882 Oct. 19:
    Mrs. Hume Redman was murdered by her husband in Posey County, Ind.

  • 1882 Oct. 19:
    Mrs. Harriet Sweet of Brown's Station died.

  • 1882 Nov. 2:
    Miss Eva T. Hay, 19, daughter of T. W. Hay, died on the 26th at Grayville.

  • 1882 Nov. 30:
    Mrs. Win. F. Bell of Boultinghouse Prairie, Edwards County, died.

  • 1892 Aug. 25:
    Mrs. Mary Randolph, wife of Thomas Sr., died Aug. 22 at the family residence in Burnt Prairie.

  • 1892 Aug. 25:
    Wm. Gerssbacher's child died last Friday, which makes two children he has lost in the last year (Springerton items).

  • 1892 Oct. 5:
    Tobe (Henry H.) Sparford fell from a log wagon north of town and broke his neck. He was hauling logs for Ziegler & Reinwald.

  • 1892 Nov. 2:
    H.C. Smith, Liberty, died Friday. Burial in Union Ridge. (New Haven news).

  • 1892 Nov. 30:
    Morgan Bryant, an illiterate old farmer of Edwards County, died recently. He had stashed away in an old trunk $54,000 in cash. The above items came from The Carmi Times or Carmi Dollar Courier.

  • The book containing these and other abstracts of deaths may be purchased from:

  • Patricia L. Davis,
    103 S. Buchanan St.,
    Marion, IL 62959-2640

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