Obituaries o-g002, Macoupin County IL  ©1998-2011

Obituary of Mary GRICE (KNES), Macoupin County Illinois ©2008  Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: GRICE, Mary (KNES)
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
7 Dec 1918 
Obituary: Mrs. Mary GRICE, beloved wife of Mike GRICE Jr, died at Hattiesburg Sunday, at the age of 30 years and 5 months. The deceased is a daughter of Frank KNES Sr., and wife of this city, and spent the greater part of her life in Mt.Olive, but at her death was living at Hattiesburg, Miss., where her husband was engaged in railroad work. Pneumonia following influenza, caused her death. The remains were brought to this city, and the funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at the Holy Trinity Church, V E HOPHOOD accompanied the remains from Hattiesburg, the husband being unable to come, as he also had the influenza and is just recovering. She is survived by her husband, three children, her parents and the family and other relatives, and they have the deep sympathy of all in their breavement.

Obituary of Ernst Emil GRIMM, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998  Submitted by: Joan Miley

Name of Deceased: GRIMM, Enst Emil
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary:
December 28, 1933
Obituary: Ernst E. GRIMM, for over forty years a resident of our community, died at his home in the south part of town at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, after a illness of but a few days. Ernest GRIMM was born in Saxony, Germany on December 30, 1860. He spend his early years in the old country, coming to this country some 41 years ago. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Johanna HOCHMUTH, who passed away quite a number of years ago. He was later married to Mrs. Wilhemina HAUSTEIN, who survives. He was the father of 9 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. His funeral will be held tomorrow in the afternoon from the family home at 1:30 p.m., followed by services at the Zion Lutheran church, with Rev. J. G. F. KLEINHANS officiating, burial will be at the Staunton City cemetery. Pall bearers were Chas. F. FRITZ, Martin HILLER, Paul HAUSTEIN, George GEIGER, Ernest WEISS and Harry ZUDE. Left to cherish the memory of Ernest GRIMM are the widow, Mrs. Wilhelmina GRIMM; three sons, Paul, Curt, and John GRIMM of Staunton; four daughters, Mrs. Louis BAUMAN of this city, Mrs. Max HAUSTEIN of Golden City, MO, and Misses Anna and Frieda GRIMM of St. Louis; five stepchildren, William HAUSTEIN of Staunton, Oscar HAUSTEIN of Chicago, Robert HAUSTEIN of Belleville, Mrs. Dona GREEN and Mrs. Rosa BOSWELL of St. Louis; also 7 grandchildren and more distant relatives and friends. Ernest GRIMM was a kindly gentleman. He was a quiet, unobtrusive man who lived his life as a beloved husband and a kindly father and a good neighbor.

Obituary of Wilhelmina Augusta GRIMM, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998  Submitted by: Joan Miley

Name of Deceased: GRIMM, Wilhelmina Augusta
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary: July 16, 1936
Obituary: Mrs. Wilhelmina Augusta GRIMM, aged 74 years, 8 months and 27 days, died Saturday (July 11) morning at 3:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen GREENE, in St. Louis. She had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. GRIMM was born in Germany on October 14, 1861. When quite young she came to this country. At mature age she was united in marriage with Robert HAUSTEIN of this city, who died a number of years ago. Later she married Ernest GRIMM, who also preceded her in death three years ago. For some time past she has made her home with the daughter, Mrs. GREENE, in St. Louis. The remains were brought to this city to the Carleton Funeral Cottage, from where the funeral was held Monday afternoon, services being conducted at the Zion Lutheran church, Rev. J.G F. KLEINHANS officiating. Interment was in Memorial Park. The venerable lady is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert BOSWELL and Mrs. Helen GREENE of St. Louis; three sons, Oscar HAUSTEIN of Chicago, Robert HAUSTEIN of Belleville and William HAUSTEIN of Staunton; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Emma BAUMAN of Staunton; Misses Frieda and Anna GRIMM of St. Louis, and Mrs. Minnie HAUSTEIN of Golden City, MO; three stepsons, Paul, Curt and Jack GRIMM of this city, also other more distant relatives. Mrs. GRIMM, during her long residence in our city, earned the respect of all who met her. She was a devoted member of the local Zion Lutheran church. The many friends of the family extend sincere sympathy.

Obituary of Martha GRISWOLD (SNOOK) BATES, Macoupin County Illinois ©2004  Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis 

Name of Deceased: BATES GRISWOLD, Martha (SNOOK)
Name of Newspaper:
Litchfield Daily Herald
Date of Obituary:
January 23, 1900 
Obituary: At Rest in Jesus Aunt Martha BATES GRISWOLD (SNOOK), after arranging to the minutest detail for her funeral, bid her friends farewell, saying, "It will be over soon," then fell asleep with a pleasant smile upon her countenance which remained throughout the obsequies indicating that she was only dreaming of a happy reunion with her loved ones that had gone before. She was the daughter of Amos and Nancy A SNOOK, born in Macoupin county, Illinois, May 19, 1841, and died at her home in Clyde (now called Hornsby), in said county, January 19, 1900, aged 58 years and 8 months. In June 1857, at the age of 16 years, she joined the Oakland Baptist church, located one block south from where she died, and remained an active member in good standing until her death. October 15, 1857, she was married to Harvy (Harvey) BATES, who died August 1870, from chronic lung trouble, contracted from exposure in the army during the rebellion. Six children were born of this union, two sons and four daughters; one daughter and the two sons died during infancy.

While her husband lived, A manly form at her side she saw, And joy was duty and love was law. Ever after Uncle Harvey's death, Aunt Martha's feelings are best described in John 20-15. "Jesus sayeth unto her, woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, "Christ by faith has answered her, "In the fair gardens of celestial peace, walketh your husband in meekness clad;" and "with no fear of storm, or cold or bitter frost", Like a star that leaves its constellation in the firmament of heaven to float through endless space, Aunt Martha has left her relatives and friends to enter the life Elysian, whose portal we call death. She is not dead. Although from us she has gone, by guardian angels led.

Her daughters, Mrs. Nannie WILLIAMS, wife of L. M. WILLIAMS, Mrs. Arnetta WILLIAMS, wife of Lewis WILLIAMS, and Mrs. Mollie WINDSOR, wife of J. A. WINDSOR, their husbands, four grandchildren, three sisters, one brother, and an innumerable (unnumerable) host of friends and relatives.


Obituary of Jesse I. GROVE, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: GROVE, Jesse I.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: January 24, 1923
Obituary: Death of Jesse I. GROVE. Jesse I. GROVE died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Steve YOUNG in Springfield on Friday afternoon (January 19) at the age of 68 years. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Steve YOUNG of Springfield, and three sons, Walter GROVES of Indiana, Earl GROVES of Detroit, Mich., and Charles GROVES of Springfield. The body was brought to this city on Sunday afternoon and interment was made in the city cemetery. Mr. GROVE was for many years a resident of this city and was known to nearly all the older resident. He was for years a constable in Carlinville.


Obituary of Willis R. GROVE / GROVES, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: GROVE/GROVES, Willis R.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Coounty Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: June 21, 1911
Obituary: Willis R. GROVES Killed By Train. Carlinville Boy Mangled in Accident at Berdan - Body to be Brought Here. Willis R. GROVES of Carlinville, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. GROVE met death under the wheels of a C.&A. train at Berdan, a station about mid way between White Hall and Carrollton Thursday evening about 6 o'clock. No further particulars of the accident are known here as yet, but the parents of the young man received the news of his death in a telegram. Willis GROVES left here on Decoration Day. He said something about going to St. Louis, but his parents were not sure where he was bound for. They heard nothing more from him until the message came telling of his sad fate. An inquest was held over the remains at Roodhouse where the body was taken after the accident. The body was brought to this city from Roodhouse on the 7:22 train Friday evening and taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. GROVE. The boy was 17 years of age and is survived by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services over the remains of the late Willis GROVES were held at the family home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. W. PORTER officiating. Appropriate music was given by a quartet composed of Misses Gertrude GOTTSCHALL and Sophia SACRE and Messrs. J. B. SEARCY and F. E. GIBSON. The pallbearers were members of the Christian church Sunday school, as follows: Hugo MASON, Lynn SEARCY, Fred PLAIN, Glenn UTT, George PHELPS and Hershel THOMPSON. Among the mourners from out of town who were present were: Walter GROVES, of Gas City, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Steven YOUNG, of Springfield; Mrs. Frank GROVE and daughter, of Shipman, John WORMWOOD and wife, of Girard, J. D. PARKER and wife of Polk township. Interment in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Anna E. GROVES Macoupin County IL ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: GROVES, Anna E.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Coounty Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: March 21, 1941
Obituary: Anna E. GROVES, One of Oldest Residents, Dies Expires Tuesday at Home of Niece; Rites This Afternoon Miss Anna E. GROVES, one of the oldest residents of Carlinville, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her niece Mrs. Flossie DEADRICK, 617 E. Second South Street, following an illness of three weeks. At the time of her passing she was aged 91 years, 1 month and 7 days. Miss GROVES had spent most of her life in this city, and for many years had resided with her niece and family. Her home prior to that time adjoined the DEADRICK residence. To her many friends and everyone in the neighborhood she was lovingly called "Aunt Ann". She was a woman of high Christian character, admired by all for her untiring devotion to her loved ones and loyalty and kindness to her neighbors and friends. She was the last charter member of the Christian church. Born February 11, 1850 in Shaws Point township, Miss GROVES was a daughter of the late Sampson and Catherine ARMSTRONG GROVES. Her father was a native of Kentucky, from which state he moved to Illinois in 1835, locating in Macoupin County. He learned the carpenter's trade and upon attaining his majority entered 80 acres of government land. He cleared and cultivated this, at the same time following his trade, and subsequently was able to extend his holdings by the purchase of another 80 acres. He was a most skillful mechanic and many of Carlinville's finest residences and public buildings in the early days were constructed by him. In 1888 he retired to Carlinville. His wife, who was a native of Virginia, died in this city March 21, 1896, and he August 26, 1903. Miss GROVES leaves to mourn her passing one brother, G. Watson GROVES, well known resident of Shaws Point township who observed his 89th birthday February 15, and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Wiese Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 2:00 this (Thursday) afternoon, with Rev. William GROVES of Springfield, former pastor of the local Christian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Bethel cemetery. Selected to serve as pallbearers are Homer WILSON, Bert WILSON, Jesse BARNET, Truman BARNETT, Leonard GROVES and George PIERSON.


Obituary of Erma Anna GROVES, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  2003 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: GROVES, Erma Anna
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary:
June 30, 1930
Obituary: Erma Anna GROVES Litchfield News Herald 6-30-1930, Monday Miss Erma Anna GROVES, 43, a well known woman of this city, died Sunday afternoon at 2:35 o’clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Grove of East Fourth Street, following an extended illness. She was born in Shaws Point Township, Macoupin Co., April 15, 1887, and came with her parents to Litchfield when a young girl. Surviving are her parents, two brothers, Edgar D. of Dallas, Texas; Elvis L. of this city, and a niece, Mabel Lavonne, also of Litchfield. Funeral services will be held at the Carroll and Son funeral chapel, Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, with Rev. S. B. OWING, pastor of the Union Avenue Christian church officiating. Interment will be made in Elmwood cemetery. The body will remain at the Carroll funeral home to await the funeral hour.

Obituary of Jacob GROVES, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: GROVES, Jacob
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: July 26, 1899
Obituary: Jacob GROVES Carlinville Democrat 7-26-1899 printed Jacob GROVES, aged 90, a pioneer settler and wealthy retired farmer, at Virden, of heart failure. He enjoyed the reputation for many years of being one of the strongest men physically in Macoupin County, and was a marvel of manhood up to the time of his death.

7-26-1899 Page 1 Death of Jacob Groves - Jacob Groves, an old resident of this county, died at his home in Virden Wednesday, aged 90 years. His demise was due to heart trouble. He had been a resident of Virden for the past 25 years. The funeral services were held at Shaw's Point, where he resided for many years before removing to Virden. His wife died about a year ago. By prudence and hard work he had accumulated an estate of considerable value.

Obituary of Mrs. Jacob GROVES, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: GROVES, MRS. Jacob
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: July 26, 1899
Obituary: Mrs. Jacob GROVES Carlinville Democrat printed 2-17- 1898 Death's Doings Mrs. Jacob GROVES, aged 83, of Virden.

Obituary of Sampson Sylvester GROVES Macoupin County IL ©2003 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: GROVES, Sampson Sylvester
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary:
June 13, 1932
Obituary: Sampson Sylvester GROVES Litchfield (IL) News Herald 6- 13-1932 STROKE FATAL TO S S GROVES Sampson Sylvester GROVES, 77, a well known resident of this community, where he resided his entire life, died Sunday morning at 11:35 o’clock at the residence, 209 East Fourth street. Death followed an illness extending over the last five weeks from paralysis. He was stricken, May 3, and his condition since had been serious. Born on a farm in Honey Point township, west of Litchfield, July 4, 1854, the son of Sampson and Katherine ARMSTRONG GROVES, he grew to manhood in that vicinity. In 1830 he was united in marriage with Mary Jane GATES. And to this union were born three children, a daughter, Miss Erma (or Emma), dying three years ago. Until moving into Litchfield in 1913. Mr. GROVES had always resided on the farm in Honey Point Township. After coming to Litchfield he was employed at the Brown shoe company plant as carpenter, until three years ago. He joined the Shaws Point Christian church in early life, later transferring his membership to the Union Avenue Christian church here. Surviving relatives are his wife, and two sons, Elvis L. of this city, and Edgar D. of Dallas, Texas. One granddaughter, Mabel LAVONNE, of Litchfield, also survives with one sister, Miss Anna GROVES of Carlinville and one brother, Watson GROVES, of Shaws Point. A sister, Emily, of Auburn, and two brothers Ellis J. GROVES of this city and Fred C. of California, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Union Avenue Christian church, Rev. S. B. OWINGS will be in charge and burial will be made in Elmwood cemetery. The body was removed from Carroll’s funeral home to the residence this afternoon.



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