Obituaries o-c002, Macoupin County IL  ©1998-2011


Obituary of Edward Louis CORDUM, Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Barbara Hitch

Name of Deceased: CORDUM, Edward Louis
Name of Newspaper: Alton Evening Telegraph
Date of Obituary:
February 9, 1943
Obituary: E. L. CORDUM, 90, Dies at Moro Moro, Feb 8 (Special)
Edward Louis CORDUM, 90, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella SCHAEFER, Saturday afternoon. CORDUM was born at Bunker Hill, July 8, 1852, a son of the late Louis and Reka CORDUM, natives of Germany. He spent his life in Macoupin county, where he engaged in farming, until eight years ago, when he moved to Moro to reside with his daughter. He was a life long member of the Lutheran Church at Gillespie. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Frances EGGERS of Plainview, Mrs. Grace LAWRENCE of Dearborn, Mich., Mrs. Anna O'DONNELL of Waltz, Mich., Mrs. Ella SCHAEFER of Moro; five sons, Louis of Jersesyville, Christ of Bunker Hill, Henry of Carlinville, Edward of Waltz, Mich., and Carl of Moro; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. His wife, Carrie S SCHOEN CORDUM, died in March 1902. Funeral services will be conducted at the Jacoby Funeral Home at Bunker Hill Wednesday at 2 p.m., followed by a service at the Lutheran Church in Gillespie with the pastor, the Rev. L. KREKELER, officiating. Burial will be in the Gillespie cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home the time of the church service. E. L. CORDUM, 90, Dies at Moro Moro, Feb 8 (Special) Edward Louis CORDUM, 90, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella SCHAEFER, Saturday afternoon. CORDUM was born at Bunker Hill, July 8, 1852, a son of the late Louis and Reka Cordum, natives of Germany. He spent his life in Macoupin county, where he engaged in farming, until eight years ago, when he moved to Moro to reside with his daughter. He was a life long member of the Lutheran Church at Gillespie. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Frances EGGERS of Plainview, Mrs. Grace LAWRENCE of Dearborn, Mich., Mrs. Anna O'DONNEL of Waltz, Mich., Mrs. Ella SCHAEFER of Moro; five sons, Louis of Jersesyville, Christ of Bunker Hill, Henry of Carlinville, Edward of Waltz, Mich., and Carl of Moro; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. His wife, Carrie SCHOEN CORDUM, died inMarch 1902. Funeral services will be conducted at the Jacoby Funeral Home at Bunker Hill Wednesday at 2 p.m., followed by a service at the Lutheran Church in Gillespie with the pastor, the Rev. L. KREKELER, officiating. Burial will be in the Gillespie cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home the time of the church service.

Obituary of Elizabeth CORDUM (MILLER), Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Submitted by: Barbara Hitch

Name of Deceased: CORDUM, Martha
Name of Newspaper: Nokomis Free Press Progress
Date of Obituary:
November 6, 1924
Obituary:
CORDUM, ELIZABETH (MILLER) Died: June 11, 1933 in Hammon, Custer County, OK Oklahoma Newspaper June 1933 Mrs Elizabeth CORDUM, 86 Buried at Red Hill Final rites for Mrs Elizabeth CORDUM, 86 pioneer of Roger Mills county were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the First Baptist Church at Hammon with O E SHEETS officiating. Mrs CORDUM died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs Ross A CLEMENTS near Hammon after suffering ill health for two years. She was born Aug 16, 1846 in Illinois and was married in that state when 23 years of age to Frederick CORDUM. She came to Roger Mills county 33 years ago. She is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving Mrs Cordum are four other children besides Mrs CLEMENTS. There are Mrs Mary C SMALLWOOD, and James L, Ernest C, and Fred W CORDUM. Burial was made in the Red Hill cemetery. Kilough-Hullum funeral directors were in charge.

Obituary of CORDUM, Elizabeth (FUESS), Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Barbara Hitch

Name of Deceased: CORDUM, Elizabeth (FUESS)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
August 25, 1938
Obituary:
Mrs. Elizabeth CORDUM, age 50 years, 11 months and 25 days, died Thursday evening at 6:50 o'clock at the home of her borther and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Otto FUESS, west of Gillespie. She was the widow of Louis E CORDUM of that city and for a number of years before and after his death, June 3, 1924, she resided in Gillespie and in more recent years resisded in St. Louis. She had be quite ill since May, recently undergoing an operation at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield and last week was brought to the home of her brother. Decendent was born northwest of Gillespie in Gillespie township, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth SCHWARTZ FUESS. On October 11, 1905, she was united in marriage with Louis E CORDUM. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary YOUNG and Julius FUESS of Carlinville, Charles, Otto and Albert FUESS and Mrs. Anna HUDDLESTON, Gillespie; Mrs. Rose RICE, Plainview, and Louis and Herman FUESS, St. Louis. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday

Obituary of CORDUM, Ernest, Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Barbara Hitch

Name of Deceased: CORDUM, Ernest
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
February 23, 1871
Obituary:
Our quiet town was startled very much yesterday by the sudden death of Ernest CORDUM, a young man living about two miles from town. He was felling a tree from which to make rails when a large limb broke off from the tree and struck him on the head with such force as to kill him instantly. An inquest today developed the above facts, and the corpse was taken to Bunker Hill for interment.

Obituary of Martha CORDUM (BUESCHER), Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Submitted by: Barbara Hitch

Name of Deceased: CORDUM, Martha (BUESCHER)
Name of Newspaper: Nokomis Free Press Progress
Date of Obituary:
November 6, 1924
Obituary: Mrs. Louis CORDUM, wife of a well known farmer living near Ohlman died at the family residence at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1924, after a long illness due to tuberculosis of the bowels. She was aged 40 years, 4 months and 8 days. Before her marriage, Mrs. CORDUM was Miss Lisseke Wilhelmina Martha BUESCHER. She was born in Staunton, Ill. on June 26, 1884. She leaves her husband, and one son, Edward, 15 years old, one brother, Otto BUESCHER, of Ohlman and four sisters, Mrs. Fritz FIEKEN of Rosamond, Mrs. Louis SCHUBERT and Mrs. John PURSLOW, of Staunton, and Mrs. Walter EGELHOFF of Raymond. Funeral services were held at the Evangelical church of Ohlman at 11 o'clock today, Nov. 6th, by the pastor, Rev. Carl FRISLAG and burial was made at the Ohlman cemetery.

Obituary of Henrietta CORIELL (MARTIN), Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  2003 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: CORIELL, Henrietta (MARTIN)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
March 27, 1907
Obituary: Henrietta (MARTIN) CORIELL Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL 3-27-1907 Mrs. Henrietta CORIELL died at her home at Plainview Tuesday morning (Mar. 26, 1907) at 5 o’clock of dropsy. The deceased was well known in Carlinville, where had been a nurse in numerous families. The funeral will take place from the home of the deceased in Plainview Thursday at 2 o’clock. Taken from research of Patti Breaux Welsh, LA Burial Shipman Cemetery

Obituary of Anna COVERDILL, Mrs., Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Submitted by: Nancy Janusweski

Name of Deceased: COVERDILL, Anna, Mrs.
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois.
Date of Obituary: January 24, 1935
Obituary: Girard, Jan. 23 -- Mrs. Anna COVERDILL died at 12:10 o'clock this morning at her home in Girard. She was born Oct. 26, 1884, in Girard and had lived here all her life. Surviving are her husband, Pearl; one daughter, Mary Ellen at home: one adopted daughter, Helen WHALEN, Springfield, three sisters, Mrs. Ellen SAMSAG, Galesburg; Mrs. Mary FINNERTY, St. Louis, and Mrs. Sarah THOMPSON, Collinsville; also several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning at the residence, and at 9:30 o'clock at St. Patrick's church, Father Scully officiating. Interment will be in Girard cemetery.

Obituary of Carrie J. COVERDILL (VANSICKLE), Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Submitted by: Nancy Janusweski

Name of Deceased: COVERDILL, Carrie (VANSICKLE)
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois.
Date of Obituary: January 4, 1917, page 7.
Obituary: Mrs. Carrie J. COVERDILL -- wife of William COVERDILL, Jr., and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. VANSICKLE of Girard, was taken critically ill at her home Monday morning while in the midst of preparations to join her husband on a trip to St. Louis. She was born in Girard, October 28, 1874. Here she attended the public schools and gre to womanhood and here she had won a large circle of friends who sorrow with the grief stricken family. She united with the Christian church in this city February 18, 1892, under the ministry of Rev. W. M. GROVES, and was baptized March 2 of the same year. On January 14, 1916 she was united in marriage to William COVERDILL Jr., who was a classmate of her school girl days. She is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. VANSICKLE, of Girard, one brother, Earl VANSICKLE, of Highland Park., IL; two (illegible) Mrs. Paul FINNERTY and Miss Mildred VANSICKLE, and her aunt, Mrs. Minnie DENHAN all of Girard.

Obituary of William Truston COVERDILL, Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Submitted by: Nancy Janusweski

Name of Deceased: COVERDILL, William Truston
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois.
Date of Obituary: March 25, 1926, page 4
Obituary: Girard, March 24 -- William Truston COVERDILL, 81, died at his home today following a stroke of paralysis. He was born July 16, 1844, near Girard, and has been a life long resident of the city. He was actively associated in business with the firm of Cherry and company for over sixty years, retiring over two years ago. Since the death of his wife in 1918, he has been living with his daughter, Mrs. Robert MCLEAN of Girard. He is survived by five children, Mrs. Robert MCLEAN, Joseph COVERDILL, William T. COVERDILL, Mrs. Amos ROBERTSON, all of this city; Mrs. H. Judson SPURWAY, Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren and two brothers, Eli and Israel of Girard. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the First Methodist church. Services will be conducted by Rev. Ross BRACEWELL, assisted by Rev. M. FLORY. Interment will be made in Girard Cemetery.

Obituary of Mrs. Israel COVERDILL, Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Submitted by: Nancy Janusweski

Name of Deceased: COVERDILL, Mrs. Israel
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois.
Date of Obituary: June 6, 1928, page 9
Obituary: MRS. ISRAEL COVERDILL -- Special to The State Journal. Girard, June 5 -- Mrs. Israel COVERDILL, 71, died last night; at her home in this city. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church. Rev. D. L. JEFFERS officiating. Interment will be made in Girard cemetery. Decedent was born Feb. 2, 1857, and was married June 27, 1876. Seven children were born to this union, four preceding her in death. Surviving are her husband: three sons, Henry, Chicago; Fred and Pearl, of this city; one adopted daughter, Mrs. Herbert ENGLAND, of this city.

Obituary of Joseph Israel COVERDILL, Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Nancy Janusweski

Name of Deceased: COVERDILL, Joseph Israel
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois.
Date of Obituary: May ?2, 1936, page 8
Obituary: JOSEPH I. COVERDILL Girard, May 20 -- Joseph Israel COVERDILL, 66, stock shipper and lifelong resident of Girard, died at l p.m. today at the home of his brother, William, in this city. He had been ill one week. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William P. COVERDILL. Surviving are his brothers; three sisters, Mrs. Amos ROBERTSON, O'Fallon; Mrs. H. J. SPURWAY, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Robert MCLEAN, Girard. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the C. M. Shane funeral home in Girard. Rev. O. R. Spreckelmeyer will officiate and interment will be in Girard cemetery.

Obituary of Rebecca Eva COVERDILL (DRENNAN), Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Submitted by: Nancy Janusweski

Name of Deceased: COVERDILL, Mrs William (DRENNAN)
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois.
Date of Obituary: September 19, 1908, page 6
Obituary: COVERDILL -- Died, at 4:50 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, 1908, at St. John's hosital, Mrs. William COVERDILL, aged 56 years, 3 months and 5 days. The remains were removed to the undertaking establishment of E. P. METCALF, and will be taken at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon to Girard. The funeral will be held at the M. E. church tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Mr. CONLEY, assisted by Rev. Mr. DeGAND, will officiate and the interment will be in the Girard Cemetery. The decedent was one of the most prominent women of Macoupin county. She was one of seven children of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DRENNAN, who were pioneer residents of Girard. Her husband, William COVERDILL, is a prominent stockman and has an acquaintance among the raisers of the state. Mrs. COVERDILL is survived by her husband, William COVERDILL; three daughters, Mrs. Amos ROBERTSON and Mrs. Robert McLEAN of Girard and Mrs. H. J. SPURWAY of this city; two sons, William M. and Joseph COVERDILL of Girard; three sisters, Mrs. Eva MONTGOMERY of Gillespie; Mrs. Samuel ENGLAND of Girard and Mrs. W. M. DHEHNAN of Yakima, Wash. The decedent was born in Girard, July 13, 1852, and had resided in that city continuously. She was brought to the hospital in this city some time ago.

Obituary of William M. COVERDILL, Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Nancy Janusweski

Name of Deceased: COVERDILL, William M.
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois.
Date of Obituary: November 18, 1940, page 4
Obituary: WILLIAM M. COVERDILL Girard, Nov. 17 -- William M. COVERDILL, 67, died at 9:30 a.m. today in his home here. He had been ill several months. Decedent is survived by his wife, Mildred; one son, Billy Van; three sisters, Mrs. Robert MCLEAN of Mason City, Mrs. Amos ROBERTSON of East St. Louis and Mrs. Bess SPURWAY of Springfield. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the C. M. Shane funeral home here. Rev. O. R. SPRECKELMEYER will officate and interment will be in Girard cemetery. Remains will be at the funeral home until the hour of the services.

Obituary of Susanna V.  COWLES (DOTY) , Macoupin County IL (c) 2003 Submitted by: Ron Grassi

Name of Deceased: COWLES, Susanna V. (DOTY )
Name of Newspaper:
unknown
Date of Obituary: about January 1, 1924
Obituary: Mrs. Suzanna V. COWLES, 66, died Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the home of her son, Robert COWLES of El Dorado. She is survived by three daughters and three sons. They are: Mrs. Katherine DAVIS, Waynoka, Okla.; Mrs. Martha LANCASTER, Pittsburg, Kan.,; Miss Anna COWLES, Wichita; Bert COWLES, Amorita, Okla.; Marion COWLES, Douglass, Kan., and Robert of El Dorado. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the parlors of the Bird Bros. and McMickell Undertaking Co. The body will be brought to Wichita for burial in the Highland cemetery at 2 p.m. The West Side Undertaking Co. is making arrangements.


Obituary of Ellen Greene COX (BIGGS), Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Submitted by Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: COX, Ellen Greene
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
4 Feb 1893 
Obituary: COX-At her home near Mt.Olive, Ill., on Monday, January 23,A.D.1893, at 5:30 P.M. , of Typhoid Pneumonia, Mrs. Emanuel COX, aged 70 years, 7 months and 7 days. Deceased whose maiden name was Ellen Greene BIGGS, daughter of David and Mary BIGGS was born June 16 1822, near Knoxville,Tennessee,removed with her parents when ten years of age to Concord, Caloway County, Kentucky, when but sixteen years of age she was united in marriage with Emanuel COX of the same place. About two years later she removed with her husband to Illinois- near Mt.Olive, where she has ever since resided. At an early age she united with the Baptist church and was baptised by Rev.Jacob V. HOPPER, now of Bunker Hill, Ill. Mrs. COX had been ill only ten short days. She was rational up to the last. Death is allways sadly impressive- but especially did it seem so in this instance. The aged mother lay there surrounded by her entire family, including her feeble husband and eight grown children, all of whom had reached her bedside and were recognised and conversed with by her ; also her grand children and many other relatives and dear friends and neighbors. She suffered extremely, yet was ever patient, and all that medical skill could do was done, yet a few minutes before the end came she opened wide her eyes, looked up and smiled- then she gently closed her eyes at twi-light just as the shadows were falling , and was no more. She sleeps the sweet dreamless sleep of the dead. She has gone to join loved ones in that Silent City of the dead. The aged husband and father as he sat before her in the last trying hour, uttered just as the veil that seperates the present from the great hereafter swept her into the Glad Beyond- "Bless the Lord: the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away." He was so overcome with grief that he was unable to attend the last sad rites,of his beloved wife. Deceased was the oldest of a family of ten, she having survived all save an only brother, H. Pinkney BIGGS of near Greenville, Illinois. Funeral cortege left the family residence, Wednesday afternoon, January 25th,1893, from the Baptist church at Staunton, at which place Rev. THOMPSON, the pastor, assisted by Rev. HOUGH of the Christian church and Rev. BURKE of the Methodist church officiated. Text was from Psalms, 35th. Chapter, 14th Verse: " I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily as one that mourneth for his mother." Rev. BURKE read a chapter of scripture and Rev. HOUGH offered prayer. Appropriative funeral marches were played and impressive hymns were sung. The pall bearers were selected from among the old neighbors. The Interment took place in the Staunton cemetery. "The Weary feet have ceased to tread The broken paths of mortal pain; The weary hands have ceased to do; For them ne earth- work e'er again. The patient heart that knew so much Of conquering care, will know no more; Hushed in deaths calm, eternal Rest, Life's fever fret is o'er." L.A.C.

Obituary of Joseph COY, Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by: Pam Robertson Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: COY, Joseph
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary:
January 3, 1929
Obituary: (Partial Obit) JOSEPH COY (incomplete obit - I have no more info.) …..accompanied by Mrs. B. R. BURTON and Mrs. Lula Clark WRIGHT. Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church, Tuesday, January 2nd, 1929, at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Mr. Summit BARNES, assisted by the Rev. D. L. JEFFERS. Miss Helen HEATON sang: There Will Be N Shadows", accompanied at the piano by Elmer ROBERTS. A.O. SMITH, a lifelong friend gave a eulogy on the life of Mr. COY. David HART Post, No. 115, American Legion, of this city had charge of the services at the grave. Joseph COY, was born at Goshen, Indiana, October 15th, 1846, and departed this life, December 30th, 1928, at the Marine Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He was the youngest member of a family of seven boys and four girls. His mother died when he was four years of age. The children then separated and found homes in the neighborhood. Being brought up by others, he never intimately knew his brothers and sisters in his young boyhood. In 1861, he enlisted as a private in the 74th ______ Volunteer Infantry and served _____ the Civil War. In 1886, Mr. COY moved to Macoupin County and worked as a farm hand for Samuel A. SMITH for a period of four years. On December 29th, 1870, he was united in marriage to Miss Fannie SMITH, daughter of Elisha and Susan SMITH. In the spring of 1871, Mr. and Mrs. COY moved to their farm southeast of Girard, known as "Maple Hill", where they resided for fifty-three years. In 1874, they untied with the Methodist Church and were faithful members from that time until their deaths. Mr. COY was a man of sterling worth and character, a most cheerful and happy disposition, always glad to see his friends, and genuinely interested in their welfare and doings. These admirable traits won for him a host of sincere friends wherever he went. He has gone to his reward, having filled out the measure of a swell spent life, and at the close of a perfect day many rise up to call him blessed. He leaves to mourn his death three daughters, Mrs. B. R. BURTON, Hooperston, with whom he made his home since the death of his wife. Mrs. (Rest of the paragraph missing here.) The pallbearers were S.O. SMITH, T.M. SMITH, Jesse WALLACE, Othel BOWERSOX, Robert WEBB, and Charles COY. Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Mrs. Laura WONES, Peoria, Charles COY and family, of Morrisonville, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis HOEACRE, of Carlinville.

Obituary of Addie L. CRAGGS (WOOLLEY), Macoupin County Illinois © 2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: CRAGGS, Addie L. (WOOLLEY)
Name of Newspaper: Macpupin County Enquirer, Weekly, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: December 19, 1930
Obituary: Mrs. Addie L. CRAGGS, wife of Wm. A. CRAGGS, died Dec. 19th at her home on Johnson street. She was the former Addie L. WOOLLEY and was born in Greenfield, March 8, 1861, a daughter of Jas. R. and Jane JACKSON WOOLLEY. She was married June 11, 1896 to W. A. CRAGGS and they resided in Bird Township. Two daughters were born to them, one dying in infancy. The surviving daughter is Mrs. Marie NIFONG, wife of Forest NIFONG, of Wood River. A sister and three brothers also survive, Miss Laura WOOLLEY, Ira A. and Elmer N. WOOLLEY, of Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services were Sunday at 2:00 p.m., from the residence. Rev. ? SNONOWDEN, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, officiated. Burial was in the City cemetery.

Obituary of Eliza J. CRAWFORD (HUNT), Macoupin County Illinois © 1998 Submitted by:Lisa Hunt Rawlings

Name of Deceased: CRAWFORD, Eliza J. (HUNT)
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary:
December 25, 1890
Obituary: Died--Mrs. Eliza J. HUNT, wife of Joseph CRAWFORD, of this city at St. John's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, on December 18, 1890 from Oedema of the lungs. A few days before death she had withstood a surgical operation, the physicians having taken a large tumor from which she had been a sufferer for years. She was born in South Palmyra, Macoupin county, Illinois, February 22, 1847, was united in marriage to Joseph CRAWFORD November 2, 1864. This union was a pleasant and a joyous one. There was born to them a daughter who is now married and lives in this city, during her last illness her daughter was much comfort to her. The deceased was an examplary citizen and neighbor, a christian woman, a member of the Baptisit church over 20 years. She was charitable, and when in health was found at the bedside of the sick. The Gazette sympathizes with the father and daughter in the loss of mother and wife, and would implore them to follow her good example. Her funeral took place Saturday, December 20, from the family residence, Rev. DONALDSON officiating, after with her remains were laid to rest in Girard cemetery.

Obituary of Nancy M CRAWFORD (BRIDGES), Macoupin County Illinois © 1999 Submitted by: Lisa Hunt Rawlings

Name of Deceased: CRAWFORD, Nancy M.
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary:
April 1, 1915
Obituary: Mrs. Nancy M. CRAWFORD widow, of George D. CRAWFORD died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John OLLER in South Otter Township Thursday afternoon, March 25th, 1915, aged 81 years, 11 months, and 15 days. Her maiden name was Nancy M. BRIDGES. She was born near Edwardsville, Madison county, Illinois, April 28th, 1833. She came with her parents to Macoupin county in early life, locating in South Otter where she has had a continuous residence. She was married to George D. CRAWFORD, March 28, 1849. Her companion departed this life 27 years ago. She leaves to mourn their loss five sons and four daughters who are Rev. William J. of Upper Alton, George H. of Salem Oregon, Alonzo B. of Rochester, Ill., and S.S. and Grant CRAWFORD of South Otter; Mrs. Wm. HUSON of Hickory Point, Mrs. Mary E. BECHTOLD of New Baden, Texas, Mrs. Nancy E. WELCH of Lancaster, Mo., and Mrs. John OLLER of South Otter. Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday at eleven a.m., conducted by Rev. A.M. STAMPER and interment in the Cherry cemetery by the side of her husband. She accepted Christ in early life and at the time of her death was a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist church, being a firm believer in the doctrines of the church to which she belonged, and was always in her place when her health would permit, and especially in her younger days she always took an active part in revival services, being able in prayer.

Obituary of Joe D. CROUCH, Macoupin County Illinois © 2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: CROUCH, Joe D
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Weekly, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: February 13, 1899
Obituary: Died - Joe D. CROUCH in Palmyra on February 7, 1889, aged 19 years, 4 months and 20 days. Joe had long been suffering with consumption. He was exemplary young man and was loved and admired by a large circle of relatives and friends. He was buried last Saturday in the new cemetery in the west part of town.

Obituary of Thomas P CROWDER, Macoupin County Illinois ©1 999 Submitted by: Phyllis Crowder.

Name of Deceased: CROWDER, Thomas P.
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat #2988
Date of Obituary: January 15, 1883
Obituary: Thomas P. CROWDER: Died at his residence in Osage City, Kansas, January 15, 1883, Thomas P. CROWDER, age 66 years, 1 month, 6 days. The deceased was born in Breckenridge County, Kentucky, in 1816. He moved with his parents to Madison County, this state in 1829, was married to Julia F. PHELPS, June 4, 1846 and had born to them nine children, eight of whom are still living. He had been a member of the Christian Church and was a kind father and affectionate husband. May his rest be peaceful.

Obituary of Sedonia CRUM (RUCKER), Macoupin County Illinois © 2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: CRUM, Sedonia (RUCKER)
Name of Newspaper: Macpupin County Enquirer, Weekly, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: February 20, 1899
Obituary: BARR'S STORE Grandma CRUM died last Thursday night Feb. 14. As she was one of the pioneers of this county, a short sketch of her life would no doubt be interesting. Miss Sedonia RUCKER was born in Woodford county, Kentucky, Nov. 27, 1810. In 1830 she came with her parents to this state and settled in Morgan County. In 1833 she was married to Gordon CRUM and lived in Morgan county for a number of years, and then moved to this county, and except about two years in Kansas, lived here until removed by death. Her husband died August 27, 1887. About two years ago she received a paralytic stroke and has been almost helpless ever since. She professed religion at the age of 18 and has ever since lived a devoted Christian, trying to make others around her happy. Rev. NEWMAN, of Palmyra, preached her funeral about noon Saturday, after which she was interred in the Miller graveyard. She leaves eight children and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. G.W.R.

Obituary of Charles Glenn CRUMP, Macoupin County IL © 2001 Submitted by: Emily Jones

Name of Deceased: CRUMP, Charles Glenn
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary
: July 16, 1920
Obituary: Charles Glenn CRUMP, youngest son of Charles D. and Harriett E. CRUMP, was born in North Otter Township, December 13, 1894, and died in Flagstaff, Arizona, July 3, 1920, aged 25 years, 6 months and 20 days. His father preceded him in death October 23, 1907, after which his mother moved to Girard where Glenn obtained employment as a clerk. After the death of his mother, which occurred on May 18, 1917, he answered his Country's call and enlisted in the Marine Corps. June 24, 1917. After four months' intense training at Paris Island, S. C. he was transferred to Co. 169 and assigned to sea duty on the U. S. S. Frederick an armored cruiser which was doing convoy duty. Here he served fourteen months, during which time he crossed the Atlantic 7 times. Glenn was a member of the depth bomb squad , and in June 1918, assisted in launching a bomb that sank a submarine. After the armistice was signed he was transferred to land duty at Norfolk, VA Navy yard until he received his discharge April 12, 1919. He returned to the old home place in North Otter which was occupied by his brother, Joe, but on May 28th was stricken with a hemorrhage of the lungs which developed into tuberculosis. He spent four months in a hospital in Springfield, and on December 1?th went to the home of his brother in Flagstaff, Arizona. But the dread disease could not be shaken off, and in spite of all the loving care and medical science could do, he was claimed as another victim of the great white plague. The body was brought back home and on Friday, July 9th, was laid in Oak Grove cemetery beside his parents. A large crowd gathered to do homage to the memory of a splendid young man who offered his life and whose health was undermined by the great war. Glenn is survived by three brothers, Dr. T. W. and Clarence of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Joe W. of west of this city; one sister, Doris CRUMP of North Otter, his fiancé, Miss Minnie DAVIDSON of Bloomington, 2 nephews, one niece and a host of other relatives and friends.

Obituary of Elizabeth CRUMP (STEWART), Macoupin County Illinois©1999 Mary Jansma

Name of Deceased: CRUMP
, Elizabeth (STEWART)
Name of Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Obituary: January 1906 
Obituary: Elizabeth STEWART, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. STEWART was born in Kentucky, Dec. 28, 1822, where she lived until six years of age when she with her parents moved to Morgan County, Ill., where they lived but a short time moving to the farm in Macoupin where she lived until her death which occurred Jan. 3rd, 1906. She united with the Methodist church while young and remained a true and faithful servant of the same until her death. She was united in marriage to William CRUMP when 23 years of age. To this union were born ten children, four of whom, viz, Henry, Mrs. Mary ROACH, Mrs. Nancy DRAPER, AND Mrs. Ida KING, with their father preceded her to the grave. She is survived by six children; John, Charles of this place, Thomas in Oregon, Mrs. Malen WARREN of Palmyra, Mrs. SHIPLEY of Hettick, Mrs. Martin HOWARD of Arkansas and a host of other relatives.

Obituary of Ira Dale CRUMP, Macoupin County Illinois©2001 Emily Jones

Name of Deceased: CRUMP
, Ira Dale
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary: 1954
Obituary: Ira Dale CRUMP, 80, 621 W. Lewis St., Girard, Illinois died 5:45 PM Tuesday at St. John's Hospital. He was born August 6th, 1885 in North Otter Township, the son of Henry and Lucretia STAMPER CRUMP. He was married February 16, 1910 to the former Florence GOODE. Mr.CRUMP was a member of the Union Chapel Baptist church, and the Illinois State Archaeological Society. He was a charter member of the Girard American Legion post . He is survived by the widow; one son, Ivan, of Girard; one foster daughter, Mrs. Ruth KROSMICO of Clarksburg, WVA; two brothers, Oren CRUMP of Springfield, John HODGES of Girard; one sister, Mrs. James SMITHSON, of Shelbyville, Illinois; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 3 PM Friday at the CM Shane Funeral Home, Girard, with Rev. Ervin BUSBY officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

Obituary of Mabel M. GOODE CRUMP, Macoupin County Illinois©2001 Emily Jones

Name of Deceased: CRUMP
, Mabel M. GOODE
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary: 1954
Obituary: Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove church for Mrs. Mabel M. CRUMP, 67, wife of Joseph W. CRUMP, who died at her home in Washington school district Friday night. She had been in failing health for the past four years. Her death was attributed to leukemia. Rev. RUNYON, pastor of the Palmyra Methodist Church, officiated. Mrs. Jesse TURNER sang two hymns accompanied by Mrs. Ralph WILLIAMS. The funeral was in charge of the Stults funeral home, Palmyra. Pall bearers were Jake RADEMAKER, O. J. OTTEN, Howard PLOWMAN, Harvey ADKISON, and Russell LOMELINO. All arrangements had been made by Mrs. CRUMP. She had also been working with Mrs. Russell LOMELINO who is to take Mrs. CRUMP'S place as chairman of the Oak Grove chicken and fish fry, in which capacity Mrs.CRUMP had served many years. She was born in North Otter township, the daughter of Flora GIBSON and Thomas GOODE, and attended Chapman's Point school. On January 28 of this year she and Mr. CRUMP observed the 40th anniversary of their wedding which had been performed by her grandfather, the late Rev. D. B. GIBSON, Girard. They lived two years at the east edge of Girard, and balance of their married life in North Otter township. She was a member of Everly Chapel Methodist church. Surviving are her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Wilma (Joseph) BRAUN who has spent the summer at home, Mrs. Wilberta (John) DRAKE, Girard, Mrs. Mabel (Joe) AIKEN, St. Louis, Mrs. Maxie (William) AITKEN, Dallas, Tex.; two sons Glen, Waco,Tex.., and Keith at home;a brother, Walter GOODE, North Otter; 8 grandchildren and several neices and nephews. Among relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ERHARD, St. Louis, Mrs. Joe COVERDILL, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Oren CRUMP, Mrs. Harry WILLIAMS, Mrs. Dora FARMER and Mrs. Oscar CRUMP, Springfield.
Obituary of Tobe William CRUMP, Macoupin County Illinois©2001 Emily Jones

Name of Deceased: CRUMP
, Tobe William
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary:
Obituary: Relatives and friends received a telegram Thursday of last week telling of the death of Dr. T. W. CRUMP of Flagstaff, Ariz., who was killed in an automobile crash Wednesday. No details were given. Dr. CRUMP was born and reared on a farm in North Otter. He was a veterinarian, graduating from a Kansas City College in 1911. He practiced in Girard until 1915, when he received an appointment as assistant U.S. veterinarian and sent to the Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona, where he has lived ever since, being promoted to chief of staff of field work of the U.S. bureau of animal industry. He was married in 1912 to Miss Carrie SMITHSON, also of North Otter, who with two children, J. Albert and Irma survive. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Doris EARLEY of St. Louis, and a brother Joe CRUMP of North Otter. He was a nephew of Mrs. Enoch HALL and Mrs. Alvin DRIVER of Girard.

Obituary of Catherine CURVIN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: CURVIN, Catherine
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
December 3, 1913
Obituary: Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Catherine CURVIN, who died at the home of her daughter in Alton, last Friday night, were held at the Catholic church in Waverly, the place where Mrs. CURVIN had made her home for a number of years, Monday morning, at 9 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Father RYAN. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at that place. Her son, John CURVIN, of this city, and wife attended the obsequies.









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