Obituaries o-d002, Macoupin County IL  ©1998-2011



Obituary of Cora May DODSON (SHULTZ), Macoupin County Illinois  Submitted by
2006 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: DODSON, Cora May (SHULTZ)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
March 9, 1937
Obituary: Cora May, daughter of Meshach and Charlotte SHULTZ, wife of F. M. DODSON, was born in Grantsville, Md., December 16, 1861, and departed this life in Shipman March 2, 1939, aged 77 years, 2 months, and 14 days. She came to Shipman with her parents, brothers and sisters Nov. 9, 1869 where she lived most of her life. She united with the Lutheran church Jan. 24, 1874 and has always been an earnest, conscientious and faithful member ever since. She was married to F. M. DODSON June 15, 1886. To this union one child, Chesty May, was born Aug. 3, 1897 who departed this life Feb. 15, 1907. She leaves to mourn her passing, two sisters, Jennie FISHER and Alice MILLER, and one brothers, Herman, all of Shipman; two step-daughters, Mrs. Nellie MERRILL of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Clara BROWN of Bellingham, Wash., also a host of relatives and many friends. She was a good woman, loved by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Lutheran church, the pastor, Rev. A. O. ALTHAFER officiating. Mrs. Clarence SHULTZ sang three songs, "Somtime We'll Understand," "No Night There" and "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go," with Miss Helen SHULTZ,accompanist. The flowers were cared for by Misses Irma TRAVERS, Freda EDDINGTON, Roberta SCHWENKE, and Laverna SHUEY. Interment was in the Shipman village cemetery with the following serving as pallbearers: W. H. BRUGGEMAN, O. A. SHULTZ, W. S. MATLOCK, and Melville, Albert and Clarence SHULTZ.

Obituary of Benjamin S. DOTY, Macoupin County Illinois  Submitted by 2006 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: DOTY, Benjamin S.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
7 Nov 1917 
Obituary: Funeral of Benjamin S DOTY The funeral services of Benjamin S. DOTY was preached at the Baptist church, Monday at 11:30. He has lived most of his life in Hettick. Until seven years ago he moved to Alton where he was employed by the Oil Refining Company. On July 12, he fell and was hurt, and since has been in the hospital most of the time. He departed this life Nov. 3, 1917, aged 45 years and 6 months. Funeral services were conducted by Mr. John BACON. Interment in the Baptist cemetery. He is survived by four children, his father, two sisters and two brothers. Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mrs. Wm. MCAFEE, Mr. and Mrs. Edward BEACH, of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Marion DOTY and family of Wood River. (Death Certificate gives death date 2 Nov 1917)

Obituary of Elizabeth DOTY, Macoupin County Illinois Submitted by ©2008 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: DOTY,
Elizabeth
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: 29 Feb 1888 
Obituary:
- Died - Feb. 14, at the age of 86 years, Grandma DOTY. She was buried on the 15, at Joiner's graveyard. - Mrs. Samuel HESS, of Morrisonville, and her son Ed, were here last week to attend the funeral of her mother, Grandma DOTY.

Obituary of Mariah F. DOTY, Macoupin County Illinois Submitted by ©2008 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: DOTY,
Mariah F
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
17 Apr 1912 
Obituary: - Hettick - Word was received here, Sunday, of the death of Mrs. Fanny DOTY in St. Louis. She formerly lived here. The remains will be brought here on Tuesday for burial in the Baptist cemetery.

Obituary of John DOWLAND, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DOWLAND, John
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: December 22, 1926
Obituary: John DOWLAND, age 52, who had resided in the Chesterfield vicinity all his life, died at the home of his niece, Miss Ruth SAWTELL, Friday evening (Dec 17). The deceased is survived by a brother Albert of Chesterfield, a sister, Mrs. Sarah ROBERTSON of Medora. The funeral was held at one o'clock Sunday afternoon at the SAWTELL residence. Interment was made in the Gelder cemetery.

Obituary of Thomas DOWLAND, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: DOWLAND, Thomas
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: February 13, 1899
Obituary: Thomas DOWLAND Macoupin County Enquirer 2-13-1899 Chesterfield - The funeral services of Mr. Thomas DOWLAND, occurred last Saturday. He came to this country 33 years ago and has been a constant member of M. E. church for 20 years.

Obituary of Albert DOWLAND, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DOWLAND, Albert
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: May 11, 1927
Obituary: Albert DOWLAND, aged 68 years, died at his home near Chesterfield, Wednesday after an illness of but a half hour from heart trouble. Decedent was a descendant of one of the pioneer English families residing in the Chesterfield vicinity. He is survived by his wife who was formerly Eliza SAWTELL and three children, Mrs. Bess HOUNSLEY, Mrs. Edna CHISM, of Chesterfield, and Clarence at home. A son died in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. Bertha RIGSBY died in 1918. Funeral services were held Friday at the family home at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. MITCHELL, pastor of the M. E. Church at Chesterfield. Interment was in the Gelder cemetery.

Obituary of T. B. DRAPER, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: DRAPER, T. B.Albert
Name of Newspaper:Girard Gazette , Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: November 17, 1949
Obituary: T.B DRAPER BODY OF FORMER RESIDENT BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL (Girard Gazette, Nov. 17, 1949) The body of T.B. DRAPER was exhumed and brought from Remer, Minnesota by members of the Berry Funeral home. Interment was made Tuesday, November 15 at 2 p.m. in Sulphur Springs cemetery, where his wife Edna Cloud DRAPER and baby daughter are buried. The Drapers are former Girard residents. Mrs. DRAPER had been unable because of poor health to carry out her husband's wish concerning burial when he died three years ago. Her death occurred in March this year. Miss Stella CLOUD of Jacksonville was present at the final interment, Tuesday.

Obituary of Helen M. SIES DRESSLER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: DRESSLER, Helen M. SIES
Name of Newspaper:Gillespie News , Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: June 5, 1957
Obituary: (Partial) Mrs. Helen M. SIES DRESSLER passed away May 26, 1957 at Lyons, Kansas at the age of 75 years, 1 month, 11 days. Her death was caused by a heart attack suffered a week earlier. She was born at Mt. Olive, to Henry and Margaret GERDES SIES April 15, 1881 and attended Immanuel Lutheran Church and its parochial school at Mt. Olive. She was married at Mt. Olive, June 23, 1907 to George R. DRESSLER of Lorraine, Kansas, who passed away March 7, 1946 at Lyons, Kansas. The DRESSLERS lived in Gillespie for a number of years where Mr. DRESSLER was associated with the grocery business of SIES and DRESSLER. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Olive MEHL of Frederick, Kansas; Mrs. Dorothy WOODARD and Mrs. Alice KEIST of Wichita, Kansas; two sons, Wesley and Roy DRESSLER, both of Lyons; two sisters, Mrs. Hannah CORDUM of Carlinville and..... NOTE: not my line; no further info; found in old paper)

Obituary of Samuel DREW, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: DREW, Samuel
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
November 12, 1913
Obituary: Samuel DREW Daily Enquirer 11-12-1913 Well Known Citizen Dead Samuel DREW, who resided in the Plainview vicinity for a number of years, died at his home in that place at midnight, Tuesday. He had been in failing health for some time and his death was not unexpected. For two terms he represented his township on the board of supervisors and performed his duties faithfully. He is servived (survived) by his wife, and fourteen children, also one brother and four sisters, as follows: Daniel DREW, of Plainview; Mrs. Mary E. STUMBORG, of Brushy Mound; Mrs. Elizabeth BRODERICK and Miss Kate DREW of Alton, and Mrs. HADDMIAN, of Brown county. Funeral services will be held from St. Denis church in Shipman, Friday morning, at 10:30 o'clock, and will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. Father McGUINNESS. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery, near that place.

Obituary of Alice E. DRURY (LIVELY), Macoupin County Illinois ©2009 Linda Kmiecik

Name of Deceased: DRURY,
Alice E., Mrs. (LIVELY)
Name of Newspaper: Virden Reporter
Date of Obituary:
July 1898 (exact date unknown)
Obituary: Alice E. (Lively) DRURY
Mrs. Lewis A. DRURY was born June 3, 1849 in Hart Co. [Green Co.], Ky, and died at her home near Virden, Saturday, July 16, 1898.  Her maiden name was Alice E. LIVELY.  When 2 years old, she moved with her parents to Bacon Creek, Hart Co., Ky, where she lived until she was married to Mr. DRURY Jan. 6, 1870.  They left at once for Virden and lived for a year on the BALDWIN farm north of town.  In 1871 they moved to Bryant, Kan. where they lived for three years.  From there they returned to Virden and lived 10 years on the CLEMMONS farm east of town, then moved to their farm where they have since lived. They have had five children, two boys and three girls, four of whom are still living, as follows: Schuyler of Chicago; Alice Ionia, Maud M., and Edna, the three girls all living at home. Deceased joined the Methodist Church at Bryant, Kan. in 1872, and has lived a consistent Christian life, her life being a constant testament to her faith. The funeral services were held at the residence five miles east of Virden, last Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. T. B. SMITH, and the interment was at Virden Cemetery. The sorrowing family have the sincere sympathy of the whole community.

Obituary of Lewis Anderson DRURY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2009 Linda Kmiecik Name of Deceased: DRURY, Lewis Anderson
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary: June 25, 1925
Obituary: Lewis Anderson DRURY
Lewis Anderson DRURY was born August 14, 1845, died Sunday, June 21, 1925, aged 79 years, 10 months and 7 days.
The following children who mourn his death are Schuyler DRURY, St. Louis, Iona MURPHY, Farmersville, Maude MOOMAW and Edna BRASWELL, Virden. A son Edward died in youth.
Mr. DRURY came to Virden in 1868, was united in marriage with Alice E. LIVELY of Bacon Creek, Ky, January 6, 1870. The mother of the four living children, Alice DRURY, died July 16, 1898. DRURY was united in marriage [July 1900] to Samantha Pottorf [POTORFF] who died July 19, 1921, leaving no children by this union.
December 22, 1881 Mr. DRURY became a member of the Virden Lodge No. 161 A. F. & A. M., being a member about forty-four years and was next to the oldest member of this lodge at the time of his death. Mr. DRURY was also active in the Eastern Star.
With the exception of three years spent in Kansas, Mr. DRURY lived east of Virden the entire time of his residence in Illinois.
A brother James of Rome, Kansas, a brother Thomp [Henry THOMPSON] of Bakersfield, Cal., a sister Mrs. Laura SITTON of Auburn, Washington, also survive Mr. DRURY.
(contributed)

From The Virden Reporter (earlier name of The Virden Recorder (1921+)
On page with Lewis Anderson DRURY 1925 obit is that of his 1st wife Alice (LIVELY) DRURY born in June 1849 in Hart Co., KY to Washington LIVELY & Louisiana (KERR) LIVELY. She married Lewis Anderson DRURY on 6 Jan 1870.
She left the following children at her death: Schuyler DRURY then of Chicago but later of St. Louis, MO (m1 to Edna RICE & divorced; m2 to Mary NOLL of Virden); Alice Iona “Ina” (later married Charles MURPHY); Maude (later married Fred MOOMAW); & Edna (later married Emmett BRASWELL).

Obituary of Schuyler DRURY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2009 Linda Kmiecik

Name of Deceased: DRURY, Schuyler
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary:
18 May 1950
Obituary: DRURY, Schuyler, Former Resident, Buried Here Graveside services were held Thursday, May 11 for Schuyler DRURY, 79 of St. Louis, former Virden resident, Rev. Robert SWAIN officiated. Burial was in Virden Cemetery.Mr. DRURY died at midnight Monday, May ?8 at a St. Louis hospital. A former school teacher, he was 79 years old. Mr. DRURY was born in Kan. November 1, 1870, the son of Lewis and Alice LIVELY DRURY. He was a member of the Cote Brilliante Presbyterian church of St. Louis, and a St. Louis Masonic lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mary NOLL DRURY. Two daughters, Mrs. David ALISCHUL and Mrs. Uvan HARDY, both of St. Louis; one son, Lewis DRURY of St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs Maude MOOMAW of Virden and Mrs. Ina MURPHY of Farmersville, and one grandson.

Obituary of Susan HODGES DRURY, Mrs., Macoupin County Illinois Submitted by ©2009 Linda Kmiecik

Name of Deceased: DRURY,
Susan HODGES, Mrs.
Name of Newspaper: Unknown
Date of Obituary:

DRURY, Susan HODGES, Mrs.
Died on Saturday morning, Feb. 4, 1905, Mrs. Susan DRURY, at the home of her son, Lewis A. DRURY, five miles north-west of Farmersville. The deceased was born at Locust Grove, Hart Co., Kentucky on December 29, 1818, and at the age of one year she with her parents moved [back] to Halifax Co., VA, remaining there until 1836 when they moved back to Kentucky.
In 1837 she was married to Samuel DRURY and from that time until 1868 they lived in Hart Co., KY, when she with her husband and family moved to Virden, Ill and rented the farm for 4 years where he died. In April 1873 they moved to Sumner County, Kansas, 9 miles south of Wellington where they lived on the farm for several years. Then they moved to Wellington where her husband died about 12 years ago [Samuel died August, 1887].
For the past five years Mrs. DRURY has made her home with her son, Lewis. The deceased was the mother of 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls, three of whom preceded her, two sons, one daughter, and husband. Those living are: Lewis A. of Virden; Henry T. of Bovina, Texas; James A. of Wellington, Kansas; Sarah C. WALDECK of Gentry, Ark., and Laura SITTON of Auburn, Washington, also one brother , D. F. HODGES of Farmersville, Ill. and sister Mrs. Mary HODGES of Priceville, KY.
At an early age she united with the Baptist Church but after marriage she united with the M. E. [Methodist] church of which her husband was a member.
Brief services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of her son after which the remains were taken to Virden to await the early train for Wellington, Kansas, where they will be laid to rest by the side of her husband after the services are over at her home church.
The deceased was 86 years, 1 month, and 6 days. She leaves a host of friends who with the children and grandchildren are sad to lose one who was so kind and gentle to all she met.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
[Believed to be from a Farmersville, IL paper, probably written by David F. HODGES, her brother. Another obit from the Virden paper gives far less information.]

Obituary of Edward G. DUCKELS, Macoupin County Illinois Submitted by ©2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DUCKELS, Edward G.
Name of Newspaper: The Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: March 27, 1907
Obituary: Edward G. DUCKELS Succumbs After a Long Illness. Died, at his residence in Carlinville, at 10 o'clock Saturday night, March 23d, Edward G. DUCKELS, aged 64 years, 5 months and 22 days. After a long and painful illness, Edward G. DUCKELS succumbed to an ailment which baffled the skill of the ablest physicians. He has been in poor health for more than a year, and though all was done that could be done to restore him to health, he continued to decline until death relieved his suffering. Edward G. DUCKELS was born in Chesterfield township, this county, on the first day of October, 1842. He was a son of William and Frances DUCKELS. His father was a native of Yorkshire, England, as also was his mother, who maiden name was Frances GARLICK. The subject of this sketch attended the local schools and later Shurtleff college, and worked on his father's farm near Chesterfield until the outbreak of the civil war. In 1862 he offered his services to his country and enlisted in the 122d Reg. Ill. Vol. Inf., and was a member of Co. D. with the rank of sergeant. He served faithfully until mustered out at Springfield in 1865, He participated in a great number of skirmishes and was in these serious engagements, Parker's Cross Roads, Tupelo, Town Creek, Nashville and Fort Blakely. At Parker's Cross Roads, he was slightly wounded. He also commanded the second platoon of his company on the first day of the battle of Nashville when the company gallantly captured a battery from the enemy. After his return from the army, Mr. DUCKELS resumed work on his father's farm and continued there until 1869, when he was married to Miss Emma L. LAWSON, a daughter of Z. B. and Louisa A. LAWSON. The LAWSON family is an old settled one in Herkimer Co., New York and came to Illinois in an early day and located first at White Hall and later in Polk township. After his marriage, Mr. DUCKELS engaged in farming and stock raising and continued in this pursuit a great many years. He prospered and continued to reside on his farm until the fall of 1906, when he purchased a home in Carlinville, and removed here to spend the balance of his days. Illness and death intervened and have shattered the hopes and plans of these estimable people. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. DUCKELS have a family of children of whom they might well be proud. They are: Emma Fay, who married Prof. W. A. HOBLIT, and who now resides in Jacksonville, Ill.; William L., the efficient cashier of the Bank of Chesterfield, Myron E., now engaged in business in Mexico; Perry, who did service in the Spanish-American war as a member of the 5th Illinois regiment, and who resides just west of Carlinville, and Frederick, who is the assistant secretary of the State Y.M.C.A. of Kansas. Another child, Lewis L. died in infancy. E. G. DUCKELS was a man well known throughout the county. He had no enemies. He was a man distinguished for his honesty and unswerving integrity. Every one regarded him most highly. He was a consistent, faithful member of the congregational church. In politics he was a Republican. He was an honored member of the Masonic order and of the Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. DUCKELS is survived by his widow and the children named above and the following named brothers and sisters: Thomas G. DUCKELS, of Jacksonville; Mrs. T. L. LOOMIS, of Carlinville; Mrs. J. W. ARMSTRONG, of Polk township; Mrs. John SIMS, of Colorado Springs, and Jos. R. DUCKELS of Carlinville. In his death the city of Carlinville and Macoupin county have lost a splendid citizen and an upright man, while the family mourn the loss of a husband and father whom they loved with rare devotion. The funeral services over the remains of the late Edward G. DUCKELS were held from the M. E. church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. A large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay their last respects to a man honored and beloved. Dr. T. A. CANADY, pastor of the church, officiated and delivered an eloquent and impressive discourse. He was assisted in the services by Rev. W. T. CAMPBELL, of Chesterfield. The interment was in the city cemetery and the last sad rites were under the direction of the Chesterfield Masonic lodge. Senator F. W. BURTON of Mt. Nebo lodge delivered the ritualistic oration of the order in an earnest and eloquent manner. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. The pallbearers were these soldier friends of the deceased; Gen. John I. RINAKER, Judge L. P. PEEBLES, L. B. CORBIN, A. H. WOODS, Robt. CARTER and John J. LEACH.

Obituary of Elizabeth DUCKELS (MORRIS), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DUCKELS, Elizabeth (MORRIS)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Weekly Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: July 9, 1936
Obituary: Mrs. Elizabeth DUCKELS of Chesterfield Dies - Succumbs at the Home of Her Daughter in Springfield After Being in Ill Health for Several Months. Mrs. Elizabeth DUCKELS, widow of the late John Hardin DUCKELS of Chesterfield, who was township supervisor for years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. POINTER, 1424 West Lawrence street, Springfield at 11:45 o'clock Monday evening (July 6). She had been in ill health since last December when she suffered a paralytic stroke at her home near Chesterfield. Last February she was taken to Springfield to make her home at that place. She was born at Eldred, Illinois November 29, 1856, a daughter of Felix and Ann MORRIS, natives of England. Her father was killed in the Civil War. Most of her life was spent on a farm in the Keller vicinity near Chesterfield. At the time of her death she was aged 79 years, 7 months and 7 days. She is survived by five sons, Edwin, Morris, Clarence and Heyden DUCKELS, all of Chesterfield; Howard DUCKELS of Triumph, Ill. and one daughter, Mrs. POINTER of Springfield. The remains were removed to the Riefenberg Funeral Home in this city. Funeral services were held at the United church in Chesterfield yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the pastor, Rev. F. A. BUCHHOLZ officiating. Interment was made in the Keller cemetery in Western Mound township.

Obituary of Ethel DUCKELS (PERRINE) DUCKELS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DUCKELS, John Harden
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Weekly Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: March 31, 1938
Obituary: Death Comes This Morning to Mrs. Stanley DUCKELS - Prominent Club and Church Worker Succumbs to Lingering Illness. After a long, severe illness, death came this morning at 8 o'clock to Mrs. Ethel DUCKELS, wife of Stanley DUCKELS, at her home on East First South street. During the several months in which she was confined to her home, and during that time almost constantly to her bed, her condition had been serious, although at times when she rallied slightly, hopes were entertained for her recovery. She was 57 years of age. Mrs. DUCKELS, who maiden name was Ethel PERRINE, was born and reared near Bunker Hill. An active church worker, she was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church, giving of her time and energy to its various organizations. She was an accomplished musician and sang in the church choir. Generous with her talents, she contributed to many programs and entertainments. She was a member of the Carlinville Woman's club, was a woman of charming personality, a loyal friend and helpful neighbor. Her death comes as a severe blow to her many friends, church and club associates. Besides her husband, she leaves one brother, Harry PERRINE, and one sister, Mrs. GRACE DEY, both of Bunker Hill. The body was removed to the Wiese Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, except for the hour, which will be 2 p.m. Saturday.

Obituary of John Harden DUCKELS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DUCKELS, John Harden
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Weekly Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: October 6, 1926
Obituary: Was Supervisor of Chesterfield Twp. 16 Years - John H. DUCKELS, An Old Resident of West Part of Macoupin, Passed Away Friday Morning. John H. DUCKELS, one of the most prominent citizens of Chesterfield township, died at his home west of Chesterfield at 1:30 Friday morning Oct 1). The funeral was held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the residence. Mr. DUCKELS had been in feeble health for two or three years and had been a constant care. The deceased was born on the 16th day of February, 1850, his parents being Richard and Elizabeth (MORRIS) DUCKELS. Mr. DUCKELS was of English ancestry, they having come over from Yorkshire England. He was one of a family of twelve children. Those living are as follows: Geo. DUCKELS of Carlinville; Henry C., Oscar, Grant and Rollin DUCKELS who reside in the Chesterfield vicinity; Anna, wife of Aaron LOVELESS of Carlinville; Laura, who makes her home with Mrs. DOWLAND of Chesterfield. In March, 1872, Mr. DUCKELS was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth MORRIS, the only child of Felix and Susan (ABNER) MORRIS. To this union were born nine children: Mrs. Lawrence KETCHUM, now deceased; Mrs. John HALL, Chesterfield, Mrs. POINTER of Springfield; Edward, Morris, Clarence, Hayden and Howard, all residing in Chesterfield or vicinity. Mr. DUCKELS obtained his education in the public schools and worked on his father's farm until 1876 when he located in section 4, Chesterfield township. He always took a great interest in public affairs and was supervisor of his township for about 16 years. He was one of the most useful members on the board and was one of its leaders. On all the plans that were put forward by the board, Mr. DUCKELS was always taken into consideration and usually carried his point. In politics he was a staunch Republican, and in religion he was a Methodist. Fraternally he was identified with the Modern Woodmen of America. The deceased was one of the best men in Macoupin county. He was a leader in his community and a man in whom his neighbors reposed great confidence. He was never known to turn down a friend. He was of a jovial disposition and anyone in conversation with him for any length of time would usually enjoy some joke that he would tell. He was, of course, one of the descendants of the early English families that located in the Chesterfield vicinity. His father was a brother of the late William DUCKELS who had quite a large family. With all the intermarriages, there are, we would presume at least 200 people who are relatives of the DUCKELS in Macoupin County.

Obituary of William Henry Lorenz DUCKLES / DUCKELS, Macoupin County Illinois Submitted by: ©2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DUCKLES / DUCKELS, William Henry Lorenz
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: September 6, 1911
Obituary: William Henry Lorenz DUCKLES, only child of Reynold L. and Bertha (KESSINGER) DUCKLES was born June 28, 1910, and died at his home northwest of Carlinville September 2, 1911, aged 14 months and 5 days. His illness was of short duration. He was taken sick Wednesday and died at 6:30 o'clock Saturday evening. He leaves to mourn his loss his grief-stricken parents, besides a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends who deeply sympathize with the parents in their sad hour of bereavement. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Methodist church in Chesterfield, conducted by Rev. B. F. DRAKE of White Hall. Interment in the Keller cemetery three miles west of Chesterfield.

Charity - Mr. and Mrs. Reynold DUCKLES had the misfortune to lose their baby Saturday night by death. It was buried Sunday in the Kellar cemetery. The young couple have the sympathy of the community.

Obituary of James L. DUGGER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Jerry Dyke

Name of Deceased: DUGGER, James L.
Name of Newspaper:
Date of Obituary: June, 1908
Obituary: James L. DUGGER died at his home 2 1/2 miles east of Scottville at 10 p.m. Monday, June 22, 1908 from an accidental kick of a horse at 2 p.m. on the day previous to his death, aged 54 years, 9 mos., and 4 days. The deceased was born on a farm about 2 1/4 miles N.W. of Scottville September 18, 1853. He was the youngest son of a family of 10 children born to John Harrison DUGGER and Minerva DUGGER (nee PRICHETT). When about one year of age his mother died and his father was married to Miss Lucinda E. SHARP. To this union were born 11 children, 4 boys and 7 girls. He spent his boyhood days on his father's farm, working out when not needed at home. The deceased was married to Sarah M. SEYMOUR, now of Franklin, Feb. 26, 1879. Three children were born to them all of whom were present at the time of their father's suffering and death. The deceased is survived by his wife, two sons, Avery O. & Ross W. Dugger, one daughter, Mrs. Grace A. VOGEL, eight grandchildren, five brothers, five sisters and a host of relatives and friends. The brothers and sisters surviving are William H. DUGGER of Bar, Mrs. Arena A. MANSFIELD of near Scottsville, a twin sister; Mrs. Sarah A. ANDERSON of Nortonville; John H. DUGGER of Williamsburg, Kan.; Charles A. DUGGER of Scottville; Samuel B. & George W. DUGGER, Mrs. Celia CLENNON, Mrs. Amy I. SORRELS of Fredrick, Ill. and Mrs. Lucy Francis STEVENSON of Duluth, Ill. He was a member of the M.W. of A. Lodge, Rock Branch Camp No. 206, Scottville in good standing. The funeral services were held at his home Wednesday, June 24 at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Geo. HART of Franklin, the M.W. of A. talking charge at the grave. Interment in East Cemetery, near Scottville. The deceased was a dutiful husband, a kind and loving father, and esteemed neighbor, and loved and respected by all who knew him.


Obituary of Jefferson L. DUGGER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2015 Submitted by: Kathleen Mirabella

Name of Deceased: DUGGER, Jefferson L.(ewis)
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal, p3
Date of Obituary: Friday, July 24, 1863
Obituary: Death of Capt. J. L. DUGGER
The Tazewell Register has the painful duty of announcing the death of Capt. Jefferson L. DUGGER, of Atlanta, Logan County, and formerly of Carlinville in this State.
Under the FILLMORE administration Captain DUGGER held a responsible clerical position in one of the Departments at Washington, in which position he continued until the inauguration of President PIERCE. Returning to Illinois he employed himself for two or three years in editing the Macoupin Statesman at Carlilnville.
Afterwards, however, he temporarily abandoned political life, and in June, 1854, marrying Miss Mary E. GILL, of Tazewell county, he was sometime engaged in active mercantile pursuits at Atlanta, Logan County. About the year 1858 0r 1859, if we remember rightly he went to Kansas and edited a paper for sometime at Leavenworth, in that State.
In 1861, Capt. DUGGER was appointed to a very respectable office in the pension department by his personal friend, President LINCOLN, which place he held until last spring, when he resigned to assume active duties in the field, as an adjutant on Gen. PRENTISSS' staff, at Helena.
There he was attacked with the complaints prevailing at that important post, and obtaining leave of absence, at once repaired to his family at Atlanta. On Thursday the 16th inst., he was seized with a fit of apoplexy, and almost instantly expired. He was aged about 38 years.
Capt. DUGGER was a gentleman of fine abilities, endowed with the warmest and most friendly traits, devoted to the cause of his country, almost to a fault, and died lamented by a large circle, embracing the highest respectability and influence.
Note: Jefferson L. DUGGER born 1 Sept 1826, Madison County IL, died 16 Jul 1863 Atlanta Logan Co IL. Buried DUGGER Cemetery, Carlinville Townshiip, Macoupin County IL.
His wife Mary E. GILL DUGGER may be buried in Atlanta Logan County IL. There is a stone in Atlanta Cemetery with just Mary E. DUGGER on it.


Obituary of Infant DUGGON, Macoupin County Illinois Submitted by: ©2002Chris Grove-Surgis Name of Deceased: DUGGON, Infant 
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: 2-6-1899
Obituary: DUGGON Infant Macoupin County Enquirer 2-6-1899 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel DUGGON have lost their youngest child from the effects of measles.


Obituary of James A. DUNN, Macoupin County Illinois Submitted by: ©2008 Connie Clark

Name of Deceased: DUNN, James A.
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary:
July 30, 1920
Obituary: Obituary from Virden Recorder 7/30/1920 James A. DUNN was born in Cass County in 1837, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Julian WOOD in this city Wednesday evening, July 11th at 11:00 o'clock. When six years of age he moved with his parents to Oklahoma where he was married to Lucinda WOOLEY in 1858. To this union six children were born, two of whom with the wife have preceded him in death. He was married in 1877 to Susan STEWART, and to them three children were born, two of whom survive, his wife dying in 1908. Since this time he has lived with his daughter, Mrs. STRATTON in Oklahoma with the exception of the last two years which has been spent with his daughter, Mrs. Julian WOOD in this city. He joined the Christian church while yet a youth and has remained a faithful member ever since. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence by Rev. R.B. FOUTS at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon and internment will be made in Virden Cemetery.

Obituary of Katherine DUNN (GOSSET), Macoupin County Illinois Submitted by: ©2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: DUNN, Katherine (GOSSET)
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: April 27, 1905
Obituary: Mrs. Joe (Katherine GOSSET) DUNN died at the home of Mr. DUNN's mother, Mrs. William DUNN, Thursday morning (Apr 27) at 7:30 o'clock. She had been sick only a short time. Mr. DUNN lives in St. Louis, where he has a position as a ship carpenter, and his wife was here on a visit. She leaves an infant child. She and Mr. DUNN were married only two years and have lived in St. Louis all that time. Mrs. DUNN was only 19 years of age.

The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, IL, FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1905, P1. The funeral services of Mrs. Joe DUNN were held in St. Mary's church Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Father COSTELLO officiated The following acted as pallbearers: John LINK, R. D. COSTELLO, John OWENS, Joseph GILL, Thos. SWEENEY, Jas. F. HARKINS. The interment was in St. Mary's cemetery in this city. (Note: TR6 lists burial in Old Calvary).

P. 1 - Local & Personal - Mrs. Owen O'NEIL, of Girard, was one of the out of town people to attend the funeral of Mrs. Joe DUNN Friday. Miss Kate O'NEIL, the "hello" girl in the Girard telephone office, was here Friday attending the funeral of Mrs. Joe DUNN.

The Carlinvile Democrat, Carlinville, IL, Thursday, May 3, 1905. Mrs. Joe DUNN, of St. Louis, died in this city Thursday morning at the home of her husband's mother, Mrs. Wm. DUNN. Mrs. DUNN had lived in St. Louis ever since her marriage two years ago. She was but 19 years of age and leaves a motherless infant child, as well as her husband, Joe DUNN. The funeral services were held in St. Mary's church at 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Father COSTELLO officiated. Jas. F. HARKINS, Thos. SWEENEY, John LINK, Jos. GILL, John OWENS and R. D. COSTELLO were pallbearers.

Obituary of William DUNN, Sr. Macoupin County Illinois Submitted by: ©2000 Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased: DUNN, William, Sr..
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL, P. 8
Date of Obituary: June 20, 1923
Obituary: Death of William DUNN, Sr. William DUNN, Sr., one of the oldest residents of Carlinville, died at his home in Third Ward at 7 o'clock Monday night {June 18} following an illness of several weeks' duration at the age of 90 years. He was born in Ireland and came to this country when about 17 years of age and has been a resident of this city and vicinity for over seventy years. In his younger days, he was engaged in farming. He was a man devoted to his home and family and respected by the entire community in which he has resided so long. For a number of years past, he and his aged wife have resided in this city and he has always taken an active interest in all that pertained to the betterment of the community. In politics he was a staunch Democrat. He is survived by his aged wife, five sons, William, Edward, Joseph, Richard and John and four daughters, Mrs. William (s/b Frederick W.) REINEKE, Mrs. John CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. Joseph ROSENTRETER and Mrs. John DARSCHEID. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church, conducted by Rev. Father A. A. McDonnell, Interment will be in Calvary cemetery.

Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL, JUNE 27, 1923, P. 8

Funeral of William DUNN, Sr.

The funeral of William DUNN, Sr. was held at Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church, conducted by Rev. Father A. A. McDONNELL and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends who had gathered to pay tribute to his memory. The pallbearers were Joseph GILL, S. T. CARMODY, L. J. RYAN, Jr., Thomas O'NEIL, John OWENS and Clem WEISE. Interment was in Calvary cemetery.

Obituary of Victor DWORSACK, Macoupin County Illinois Submitted by: ©1999 Matt Weismantel

Name of Deceased: DWORSACK, Victor
Name of Newspaper: Mt. Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
December 7, 1932
Obituary: Died at Carlinville: Victor DWORSACK, for many years a resident of Mt. Olive, died Monday morning at the county home at Carlinville. His death came suddenly while he was employed at a small task at the home. He was aged 65 and 1 day. Mr. DWORSACK was well known in our city, and during the many years of his residence here he made a large number of friends through his friendly disposition. Funeral services were held at the Becker Funeral Parlors Wednesday afternoon, Rev. T. Austin MARTIN officiating. Interment was in the Union Miners’ Cemetery. Pallbearers were Henry SANDERS, Aug. STEINBACH, Sr, James WHITE, John ETTER, Wm. MAYHEW and Henry PETERS. Those left to mourn his death are the widow, Mrs. Marie DWORSACK, one daughter, Mrs. Herman ROEHL, Jr. one son, Elmer DWORSACK, on brother, John DWORSACK of Nokomis, five grandchildren and many other more distant relatives. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were John DWORSACK of Nokomis, Henry KNES of Staunton, and Mr. and Mrs. August RUELER of Livingston.




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