Obituaries o-h001, Macoupin County IL  ©1998-2011

Obituary of Nancy Jane (READER) HAGAMAN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: HAGAMAN, Nancy Jane (READER)
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: February 4, 1899
Obituary: Mrs. John HAGAMAN Dead. Word reached this city today that Mrs. John HAGAMAN died yesterday at the Central hospital for insane at Jacksonville. She was the wife of Supervisor HAGAMAN, of Western Mound, and about 60 years of age. A year ago she had a very severe spell of sickness which resulted in mental derangement, and as her condition was not amenable to the best medical treatment procurable by loving relatives, some six months ago she was taken to Jacksonville. Mrs. HAGAMAN always enjoyed the honor of being an estimable woman, respected by all. She leaves a husband and four children. The funeral and interment will occur Sunday at the Reader cemetery.

The Daily Enquirer, February 7, 1899, P4, - Bird The people of this place were somewhat shocked on hearing of the message that Mr. John HAGAMAN received Thursday, stating that it was thought his wife was dying at Jacksonville. Mr. H. left immediately for that place, and upon arriving there found her still alive but very low, We regret very much to hear of her critical condition, but hope to learn of her speedy recovery in the near future.

The Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL, February 8, 1889 - Reader Died at the hospital in Jacksonville Feb. 5, 1899, Nancy J. HAGAMAN, wife of John HAGAMAN. The body arrived in Hagaman on the 5 o'clock train Monday. Interment in the Reader cemetery Wednesday. Mrs. HAGAMAN leaves a husband and four children, several grandchildren and a large circle of friends to mourn her death. Truly a good woman has gone and the writer of these items has lost a life long friend. We extend to the bereft family sincere sympathy.

Obituary of Paschal L. HAGAMAN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: HAGAMAN, Paschal L.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: November 30, 1904
Obituary: An esteemed and worthy young man of Reader passed away in the person of Paschal L. HAGAMAN, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip MCCLAIN, Wednesday morning, Nov. 23. He was the second son of John and Nancy Jane HAGAMAN, born December 1870 and died November 23, 1904, aged 33 years, 10 months and 27 days, his mother having preceded him to the grave six years ago. 26, During his stay here on earth by his courteous and affable manner he had gained numerous friends. He was a kind and obedient son, and by his death we lose a good friend and neighbor Paschal L. HAGAMAN was united in marriage to Cada CHILES in 1890. (10-15- 1891). He leaves to mourn his loss one son, Lindell, a father, John HAGAMAN, one sister, Mrs. Phillip MCCLAIN, and two brothers, George and J. J. HAGAMAN, besides a host of relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. HARBAUGH, of Chesterfield, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Phillip MCCLAIN, Thursday afternoon, after which the remains were conveyed to the Reader cemetery and laid to rest in the silent tomb. The bereaved have our sympathy in this their said affliction. The pallbearers as requested by the deceased were John, James, Edward, Thomas, Luke and William COSTELLO.

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

Name of Deceased: HAGAMAN, Albert
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: June 17, 1908
Obituary: Death of Bird Township Citizen (Died June 11, 1908). Albert HAGAMAN, who has for years resided on the western border of Bird township, died at his home Thursday night at 12 o'clock. He was 67 years of age and the immediate cause of his death was dropsy. He was born in Kentucky but might be termed one of the old residents of Macoupin county, as he came to Illinois when a young man. He leaves to mourn his loss one son, William HAGAMAN, three brothers, John, of this city, Joseph of Kentucky, and Thomas of Sangamon county, and three sisters, all residing in Kentucky. Funeral services were held at Shiloh church Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, after which the remains were interred in the church cemetery by the side of his wife, who died several years ago.

Page 3 - Reader - Albert HAGAMAN died at his home east of this place and was buried at Shiloh cemetery Saturday. A large number from here attended the afternoon service at Shiloh, Sunday.

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

Name of Deceased: HAGAMAN, John Justin
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: October 30, 1912
Obituary: Pioneer Dies Suddenly - John HAGAMAN Answers the Last Call Early Saturday Morning. John Justin HAGAMAN, one of the pioneers of Macoupin county died suddenly at his home on First South street this city, at 6:30 Saturday morning. He had been affected with pleurisy for the past two months but was not confined to his home. He had been examined by two or three physicians. While he did not have much strength, yet he went about town as usual. Friday afternoon he was about town as usual, and retired at night early, as he was not feeling so well. About 9 o'clock he woke up with a severe spell of coughing, which it appears produced a hemorrhage. A physician was called and stopped it. He went to sleep and rested well till 6 o'clock this morning. When he awoke he asked his wife to start the furnace. While she was in the basement her sister Mrs. Kate CAIN heard him breathing heavily and found him unconscious. A physician was sent for but it was too late. He passed away at 6:30. The deceased was born at Salt Lake, Bath County, Kentucky, January 16, 1835. He came to Illinois when but sixteen years of age. He worked on the farm for pioneers in the Chesterfield vicinity and by hard work secured enough means to purchase a farm, the present HAGAMAN homestead in Western Mound. He resided on this farm most of his active life. Eight years ago he gave up farming and for the past six years has resided in his property in Carlinville. The first wife of deceased was a Mrs. HUBBARD who did not live but a short time. He was afterwards married to Miss Jane READER, daughter of the late Pascal READER. To this union several children were born, two of whom are still living, John Justin HAGAMAN of Bird and George HAGAMAN of Reader. About twelve years ago, his second wife died. Sometime before moving to Carlinville he was married to Miss Annie FLANAGAN, daughter of the late Martin FLANAGAN of Hagaman, who survives him. The funeral of John HAGAMAN was held Monday morning at Shiloh Baptist church. The remains accompanied by a large concourse of relatives and friends left the home in Carlinville at 8 o'clock. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. D. P. DEADRICK, lifelong friend of the deceased who had been closely associated with the deceased and his family. He preached an able sermon. All the old neighbors were present to pay their last sad tribute of respect. The church was not large enough to seat all who attended the services. The remains were borne to the cemetery on the old Reader homestead where they were laid to rest near the monument of the late Paschel READER. The pallbearers were Elmo ETTER, Wm. SURMAN, T. Z. GLEASON, Aaron LOVELESS, Douglas HOLMES and C. J. LUMPKIN. In addition to his wife and children he left ten grandchildren, namely Russel, Callie, Omer, Paul, Ivan and John HAGAMAN of Bird; Mrs. Viola PARKER of Granite City; James and Truman MCCLAIN of Polk and Lindle HAGAMAN of St. Louis; two great-grandchildren, Miles and Dale PARKER of Granite City. Besides his descendants he left two brothers Thomas HAGAMAN of Buffalo, Ill, Joseph HAGAMAN of Virginia, Ill., two sisters Libbie YOUNG and Martha WALTON of Salt Lick, Ky.


Obituary of Gustavus A. HALE, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Submitted by Jack H. Hale, Jr.

Name of Deceased: HALE, Gustavus A.
Name of Newspaper: BUNKER HILL
Date of Obituary:
MARCH 30, 1928
Obituary: "Gus" Hale passed away here Friday Gustavus A. Hale was a successful business man. He was the second child of Stephen F. and Eliza P. Hale. He was born near Warsaw, Missouri December 17, 1853. After finishing our public schools, he attended Notre Dame College in Ind. for 2 years. He worked 3 years in his fathers drug store but was unhappy there and went to St. Louis. From there he went to Tenn. and was employed at Hixon Mercantile Co. of Hixon, Tenn. He was with the firm for 35 years as a salesman and general manager. After the death of his father he returned to Bunker Hill to care for his mother. He leaves to mourn his two sisters Mrs. Nellie Davis of Colton, California, Mrs. R.E. Bley Sr. two brothers Thomas Hale of Pryor, Oklahoma and Bert Hale of this city and many other relatives. Two brothers Samuel B. Hale and James B. Hale as well as his mother and father who preceded him in death.

Obituary of Stephen Ferguson HALE, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Suzanne Hale Howard

Name of Deceased: HALE, Dr. Stephen Ferguson
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer

Date of Obituary: January 28, 1901
Obituary: Died at his home in Bunker Hill, Ill. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 1901, at 11:30, Stephen F. HALE, aged 77 years, 10 months and 8 days. The funeral services will be held at his late residence on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 2 o'clock p.m. under the auspices of Bunker Hill lodge, No 151, A.F. & A.M., Rev. E. FRAME, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Dr. HALE was born March 18, 1823, near Farmington, MO. After finishing school he read medicine with Dr. SCOTT at Potosi, MO., and completed his studies at the old McDowell College, St. Louis. After finshing his medical course he enlisted and experienced active service in the Mexican War under General PRICE. At the close of the war he returned to Missouri and located at Warsaw and engaged in the practice of medicine. He was then 25 years of age. During the "gold fever excitement" in California he crossed the plains in the fall of '49 and returned to Missouri via Panama and Boston. He again crossed the plains and was fairly successful. In due time he returned to Missouri. On the 5th of February, 1852, he united in marriage with Miss Eliza P. HILL, daughter of Dr. HILL of Warsaw, Mo., where he located and practiced medicine until the breaking out of the Civil war. He enlisted in the early sixties. He was in Gen. PRICE's division and took an active part in a number of important engagements, the most notable being Wilson's Creek where he was almost mortally wounded. He was paroled in St. Louis and in the spring of '64 moved to Woodburn, Ill., with his family where he followed his profession until the winter of '65. He moved to Bunker Hill and opened a drug store and continued actively in business until the fall of '74, when on threat of impaired health he disposed of his drug store. In 1878 he started a private bank, under the name of the HALE Bank. This business did not seem congenial to him and he soon abandoned it. In 1877 he purchased a lumber yard of Capt. H. M. PEDAN, at that time the only one here. In 1880 an oposition yard was purchased by F. W. CROSS & Co., which was purchased by Dr. HALE in 1882, and in 1884 he disposed of his lumber interests to Andrew CRANDALL, and retired from active commercial life. Since then, though his health has not been very good, he has occupied his time in looking after his large and varied real estate interests. In financial affairs the Doctor was highly successful, due in a large measure to his indomitable persistance and frugality, coupled with the fact that he was naturally a man of excellent judgement. He was courteous to all, exact and scrupulously honest in his dealings. In matters of local enterprise he could always be depended upon to do his part--in fact was for Bunker Hill's interest at all times and under all circumstances. In him the deserving poor ever had a faithful and sympathizing friend. The Doctor never identified himself with any church. He was a consistent member of the Bunker Hill lodge No. 151, A.F. & A.M. In politics, he was a Jeffersonian Democrat, and firmly believed that the perpetuity of civil and religious liberty in this country solely depended upon the sucess of his party's principals. His widow, Mrs. Eliza P. HALE and the following children survive him: Jas. B. HALE, Centerview, Mo.; Gustavus A. HALE, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Thomas HALE of this city; Mrs. Mamie C. REINHARDT, Roberts, Ill.; Samuel B. HALE, Carlyle, Ill.; Mrs. Nellie DAVIS, St. Louis; Stephen A. HALE, Carlyle, Ill. Our friend Serenely to his final rest has passed, While the soft memory of his virtues yet Lingers like twilight hues when the bright sun has set.

Obituary of Stephen Ferguson HALE, Macoupin County Illinois © 2007 Jack Hale, Jr.

Name of Deceased: HALE, Dr. Stephen Ferguson
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
28 Jan 1901
Obituary:
Died at his home in Bunker Hill, Ill. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 1901, at 11:30, Stephen F. HALE, aged 77 years, 10 months and 8 days. The funeral services will be held at his late residence on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 2 o'clock p.m. under the auspices of Bunker Hill lodge, No 151, A.F. & A.M., Rev. E. FRAME, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Dr. HALE was born March 18, 1823, near Farmington, MO. to Thomas and Margret [Margaret] HAILE. After finishing school he read medicine with Dr. SCOTT at Potosi, MO., and completed his studies at the old McDowell College, St. Louis. After finshing his medical course he enlisted and experienced active service in the Mexican War under General PRICE. At the close of the war he returned to Missouri and located at Warsaw and engaged in the practice of medicine. He was then 25 years of age. During the "gold fever excitement" in California he crossed the plains in the fall of '49 with his brothers Irvin HAILE, Thomas HAILE and Samuel HAILE, and returned to Missouri via Panama and Boston. During the trip Dr. HALE and his brothers were ship wrecked on an island and survived eating bird eggs. After reaching Boston Dr. HALE and his brothers stopped at Camden, South Carolina to visit family. He again crossed the plains with his brothers taking a herd of cattle to California and was fairly successful. In due time he returned to Missouri. On the 5th of February, 1852, he united in marriage with Miss Eliza P. HILL, daughter of Dr. HILL of Warsaw, Mo., where he located and practiced medicine until the breaking out of the Civil war. He enlisted in 1861 and served in Company C 4th Regiment 8th Missouri State Guard with the rank of Col. He was in Gen. PRICE's division and took an active part in a number of important engagements, most notable being Wilson's Creek where he was almost mortally wounded. He also fought in the battle of Pea Ridge where he was shot and taken prisoner. He was paroled in St. Louis at the Libby Prison in 1864 at the time he was released he received the news of his father Thomas HAILE and brother Irvin HAILE had been killed by Federal Troops. Dr. HALE moved to Woodburn, Ill., with his family and brother Samuel HAILE where he followed his profession until the winter of '65. He moved to Bunker Hill and opened a drug store and continued actively in business until the fall of '74, when on threat of impaired health he disposed of his drug store. In 1878 he started a private bank, under the name of the HALE Bank. This business did not seem congenial to him and he soon abandoned it. In 1877 he purchased a lumber yard of Capt. H. M. PEDAN, at that time the only one here. In 1880 an oposition yard was purchased by F. W. CROSS & Co., which was purchased by Dr. HALE in 1882, and in 1884 he disposed of his lumber interests to Andrew CRANDALL, and retired from active commercial life. Since then, though his health has not been very good, he has occupied his time in looking after his large and varied real estate interests. In financial affairs the Doctor was highly successful, due in a large measure to his indomitable persistance and frugality, coupled with the fact that he was naturally a man of excellent judgement. He was courteous to all, exact and scrupulously honest in his dealings. In matters of local enterprise he could always be depended upon to do his part--in fact was for Bunker Hill's interest at all times and under all circumstances. In him the deserving poor ever had a faithful and sympathizing friend. The Doctor never identified himself with any church. He was a consistent member of the Bunker Hill lodge No. 151, A.F. & A.M. In politics, he was a Jeffersonian Democrat, and firmly believed that the perpetuity of civil and religious liberty in this country solely depended upon the sucess of his party's principals. His widow, Mrs. Eliza P. HALE and the following children survive him: Jas. [James] B. HALE, Centerview, Mo.; Gustavus A. HALE, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Thomas HALE of this city; Mrs. Mamie C. REINHARDT, Roberts, Ill.; Samuel B. HALE, Carlyle, Ill.; Mrs. Nellie DAVIS, St. Louis; Stephen A. HALE, Carlyle, Ill. Two brothers, Thomas Harvey HAILE of Farmington, Missouri and Samuel Guy HAILE of Farmington, Missouri. His parents Thomas and Margret HAILE and one brother Irvin HAILE preceded him in death. Our friend Serenely to his final rest has passed, While the soft memory of his virtues yet Lingers like twilight hues when the bright sun has set.

Obituary of Andrew HALLIDAY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Janet Miller

Name of Deceased: HALLIDAY, Andrew
Name of Newspaper: The Bunker Hill Gazette Newspaper
Date of Obituary: December 13, 1893
Obituary: Monday, morning, the 4th, Andrew HALLIDAY, living near the Ingersol school, died after a short illness, and was buried at Shipman on Wednesday. He leaves a wife and large family to mourn his loss; he was well regarded by his neighbors and had many warm friends. On Saturday, Mr. HALLIDAY's mother died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel WEBB; she was buried at Shipman on Monday.


Obituary of John Henry HALLIDAY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Janet Miller

Name of Deceased: HALLIDAY, John Henry
Name of Newspaper: The Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
September 28, 1927
Obituary: John Henry HALLIDAY, died September 20th, at 11p.m., at his home near Plainview after a lingering illness aged 59 years, 6 months and 15 days. He was born near Shipman and was married March 5, 1891 to Hattie HARRINGTON. Eight children were born to this union, four of whom survive---Morris HALLLIDAY of Woodriver; John HALLIDAY, Edith HALLIDAY, Mrs. Gladys BRADEN, of Cairo. He also leaves his wife, aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth HALLIDAY, of Shipman; six brothers and three sisters-- Andrew HALLIDAY, of Brighton, Joe, Tom, Luther, and Dave HALLIDAY, of Shipman; Ira HALLIDAY, of Kankakee; Mrs. Charles FRITZ, of Springfield; Mrs. Bird MANNING, of Centralia; Mrs. George EDDINGTON, of Shipman. Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 23, at 10a.m. at the home by Rev. O.W. SHIELDS. Interment was in the Shipman cemetery. Those from a distance attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert HALLIDAY, Mr. and Mrs. Frank STEVENSON, of Bunker Hill; Miss Ethel CRONE, of Jersyville; Thomas HARRINGTON, son, Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Morris HALLIDAY, of Woodriver; Mr. and Mrs. Carrie SPENCER, Andrew HALLIDAY, Miss Hattie READER, of Brighton; Mr. and Mrs. Charles FRITZ, Lester, Earl, and Florence FRITZ, of Springfield.''

Obituary of Harriett "Hattie" HALLIDAY (HARRINGTON), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Janet Miller

Name of Deceased: HALLIDAY, Harriet (Hattie) A.
Name of Newspaper: The Bunker Hill Gazette
Date of Obituary: July 6, 1928
Obituary: Mrs. Hattie (Harriet) A. HOLLIDAY (HALLIDAY) died at her home Saturday evening, June 28, 1928. She was born June 30, 1868, and was 59 years, 11 months and 28 days of age when she passed away. She was a daughter of Morris and Susan THOMPSON HARRINGTON. On March 5, 1891, she was united in marriage to John HOLLIDAY (HALLIDAY), to this union 8 children were born. Mr. HOLLIDAY (HALLIDAY) died September 20th 1927, after a lingering illness. Mrs. HOLIDAY (HALLIDAY) had missed him greatly as she loving cared for him continuously through his illness, and she also was a gold star mother, having given up a son, Allen, who died while in service in France. She had borne her sorrows bravely with the strength and faith of a true christian. Mrs. HALLIDAY had not complained of being ill, and had only recently returned from a visit with relatives in Oklahoma. On Saturday she went to Plainview to do some shopping, after returning home she went out to feed the chickens when she called to a member of the family to come to her aid and collapsed, dieing in about 15 minutes. She was a member of Centerville church and held in high esteem by all who knew her. She leaves the following children: Edith, Mrs. Nelson BRADEN, Gladys, John and Morris. One brother, Thos. HARRINGTON, many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2nd at 10a.m., Rev. RHODES officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Shipman Cemetery.

Obituary of Allen David HALLIDAY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Janet Miller

Name of Deceased: HALLIDAY, Allen David
Name of Newspaper: Bunker Hill Gazette
Date of Obituary: October 11, 1918
Obituary: Allen D. HALLIDAY, oldest child of John and Hetty (Hattie) HALLIDAY, was born near Shipman, Ill., October 18, 1893. Was reported killed in action on the battlefield of France, July 28, 1918. Making his stay here 24 years, 9 months and 10 days. Allen's school life began in the public schools at Shipman, Ill., where he went until his parents moved to Grove, Hilyard Township, where he finished the eighth years work at the age of 14 years. He attended the Bunker Hill Military Academy four years from 1910 to 1914, graduating with highest honors. He remained at home one year after his graduation, after which he secured employment at Chicago with the Union Terminal as railway mail clerk, where he remained until he answered his country's call enlisting October 16th, 1917, in the 33rd. Div. 108th U.S. Engineers and went to Camp Logan Houston, Texas. He sailed for France in May 1918. Allen was of a quiet, kind and sympathetic disposition, always ready and willing to help his fellowmen, which was the means of his making many friends wherever he went. He never forgot home and loved ones and many cheerful, helpful letters were written from his work while in Chicago to his loved ones at home, and when at home on a short vacation he always found time to call upon his near friends. Since his enlistment his letters home were full of patriotism and for what a noble cause the boys were fighting for. The last letter received by one of his aunts said he never expected to see home again. Allen did not get a furlough since going to camp, but sailed for France without bidding his loved ones goodbye. Anyone so brave is now in the home where good- bye's are never spoken. Allen was from a devoted family and is survived by is parents, one grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth HALLIDAW (HALLIDAY) and the following sisters and brothers: Edith, Gladys, Morris and Johnnie, one sister having passed away in infancy. Besides other Halliday and the following sisters ends the life of one of our solider boys. May it be said of us when our life's work is ended: "We have fought a good fight, and gave our life for a noble cause." A friend. Our dear one thou hast left us, Gone to brighter realms above. And we know that thou art happy, In our dear Redeemer's love. Still we cannot help but miss thee And we would that thou had stayed, But God's will be done, not ours And in Him our trust is laid. Our dear boy we'll ne'er forget thee Nor thy noble earnest way Always thinking first of others Even to thy latest day. We will fight the cause of freedom, Working harder in this strife, Till we rid the world of tyrants For which cause thou gave thy life. H.H.

Obituary of Rell HALL, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: HALL, Rell
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield Daily News
Date of Obituary
: March 20, 1902
Obituary: Rell HALL Litchfield Daily News printed Thursday 3-20- 1902 A Fatal Mine Explosion Rell Hall Killed and J. W. Cain Badly Injured at Carlinville Carlinville, Ill., March 19- Rell HALL, 24 years old, was instantly killed in the mine this afternoon by the premature explosion of a shot being fired to bring down coal. One side of his head, one limb at the knee and one arm were blown off. He was badly disfigured. J. W. CAIN, a helper, 19 years old, who was in the room with him, was badly injured and may die. He crawled 500 feet for aid and reached same exhausted. Both men were unmarried and well known.

Obituary of Mary A. HALL (WATTS), Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: HALL, Mary A.
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
July 29, 1911
Obituary: Mary A. HALL Daily Enquirer 7-29-1911 Mary A. HALL's Death She Passed Away Tuesday Evening, After A Severe Illness Mrs. Mary A. HALL of this city died at her home in Breckenridge street Tuesday night at 10:45 o'clock, aged 69 years, lacking about three months. Her death was caused by a disease of the stomach with which she had been suffering for nine weeks. Mrs. HALL's maiden name was Mary A. WATTS, and she was born in Pennsylvania on October 14, 1842. She was married to John A. HALL in St. Louis, December 7, 1859, who preceded her in death twelve years ago. She moved to this place in 1872, moved away twice, and finally returned in 1892 and has lived there ever since. For the last four years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. James O'NEIL. There were born to Mr. and Mrs. John HALL twelve children, two of whom died in infancy. The surviving children are William, John and Joe HALL, of Taylorville; Ben HALL, Mrs. James O'NEIL, Mrs. Chas. SLAGEL, Mrs. John HANKINS, Thomas HALL and Miss Blanche HALL, of Carlinville, and Mrs. Henry LENTZ of Chester. Twenty grandchildren also survive. The deceased was a member of the Episcopal church having been confirmed a short time ago. She was a good mother and was well liked by her neighbors and a large circle of friends. The funeral will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock next Friday afternoon, and 2:30 at the Episcopal church, interment following in the city cemetery. Rev. Angus E. FERGUSON will officiate at the services.

Obituary of John HALLAR, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: HALLAR, John
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary:
February 16, 1917
Obituary: JOHN HALLAR KILLED IN MINE NO. 7 John HALLAR who arrived five years ago from Croatia, Austria and was employed in Mine No. 7 of the Consolidated Coal Co., met a tragic death by a fall of clod and slate Thursday at 4:45 p.m. Coroner Frank SAWYER of Sawyerville was notified of the accident and held the inquest Friday, Feb. 9 between the hours of 11 am and 2:30 p.m. The jury was composed of Henry W. FRITZ, foreman, W. B. ASCHBACHER, Wm. BOYAN, T. C. SCHROEDER, John E. SHARP and Oliver BUTLER. After a thorough investigation they returned the verdict: "we, the undersigned, on oath do find that John HALLAR came to his death by a fall of clod and slate in first left entry off seventh left entry east of right side of entry in No 7 mine of the Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis, Mo. situated northeast of the City of Staunton, Ill. on Feb. 8, 1917 at 4:45 p.m. The jury took the testimony of three witnesses, one of them John LEE, being an eyewitness to the accident. He testified in substance: I am living in Staunton, worked with......[continued on another page ..a few sentences missing] largest pieces of fallen slate, stated on clod had been marked as dangerous by Geo. BOWICKIC and date, Feb. 2, 1917 and cross could still be plainly seen. Mr. HALLAR was born in December 1882 in Croatia, Austria, was over 34 years old, since five years in America and single. The funeral took place Saturday. At 9 a.m. a requiem high mass was celebrated at St. Michael's church by Rev. Father J. A. DUBAL and then the funeral procession in which the lodge of the Druztvo Sveti Juraj of which the deceased was a member took a ________ place wended its way through Main street to the Catholic Cemetery. His parents are dead, but there are still two sisters living in his former home in Austria.

Obituary of Elizabeth HALLIDAY (PERRY), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Janet Miller

Name of Deceased: HALLIDAY
(nee PERRY), Elizabeth
Name of Newspaper: The Bunker Hill Gazette Newspaper
Date of Obituary
: February 1, 1929
Obituary: Mrs. Elizabeth HALLIDAY (nee PERRY) was born in the year 1845. Departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.B. MANNING, at 2:00 A.M. January 25, 1929. Her early life was spent in Christian surroundings at the Episcopal Orphans Home in St. Louis. At about her 18th year she came to Woodburn, where she lived until January 4th, 1866, when she was married to Andrew HALLIDAY. They made their home three miles south of Shipman, where twelve children were born to them. Her husband preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1893. Of her children, three have been called home, Wm. George and Robert who died in infancy and John HALLIDAY who died Sept. 20th, 1927. Those living are Mrs. Chas. FRITZ of Springfield, Andrew of Brighton, Thomas, Joseph David and Mrs. Geo. EDDINGTON and Luther of Shipman; Mrs. L. B. MANNING of Bunker Hill and Ira of Kankankee, Ill. These with 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends are left to mourn their loss. While Mrs. HALLIDAY never identified herself with any church since her childhood, she was religiously inclined, being conscientious in all her dealings, a kind mother and held in high esteem by all who knew her. She enjoyed a large acquaintance who will long cherish her memory. She has enjoyed excellent health during her 84 years of active life, until about eight weeks ago when she was confined to her bed and an attack of the grippe left her in such a weakened condition she submitted to the Will of God. O Mother dear is from us gone. And one we loved is still, A place in vacant in our hearts. Which no one else can fill. Oh, mother how we miss you, Thou was't kind to one and all We must grieve for thee no longer Thou has't answered to God's call. Mother thou was't always with us, In our trials, cares and pains. May we bear our trials as thou dids't Till we meet with thee again. May God's spirit hover o'er us Guiding us from day to day, And at last in Heaven save us In His own dear precious way. (H.W.H.) Funeral services were held at the Manning home Sunday, January 27, at 1:30p.m. Rev. E. B. BROOKS of Girard officiating. The pall bearers were six of the grandsons, Morris HALLIDAY, John HALLIDAY, Clarence MANNING, James MANNING, Lester FRITZ, Earl FRITZ. The beautiful floral pieces were carried by Eleanor and Lois HALLIDAY, Ava and Loia MANNING, Lucille HANN, Beulah CAMERON, Mrs. Florence MARX and Norene MATLACK. Burial in the family lot at Shipman."


Obituary of Julia (BLAKE) BEACH HAMILTON, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Shelley Noble.

Name of Deceased: (BLAKE) BEACH HAMILTON, Julia
Name of Newspaper: Florence KS Newspaper
Date of Obituary: May 11, 1899
Obituary: Mrs. Julia BLAKE BEACH HAMILTON died May 11, 1899, at the home of her son-in- law Mr. F.O. HOBART. Her illness was heart disease, and was very brief. Her remains were taken to Woodburn, Illinois, by her step-son Mr. W.H. HAMILTON for burial. Mrs. Julia BLAKE BEACH HAMILTON was the daughter of Rev. Robert BLAKE, a minister of the Congregational church. It was during her 14th year that her father with his family settling at Woodburn, Illinois, organized the Congregational church at this place. From here, she was sent to finish her education at the Ladies Seminary at Jacksonville, Illinois, after which she taught school and her marriage to A.W. BEACH in 1838. Six children were born to them, five of whom preceded their mother to the better land; only one, a son, Mr. James Alford BEACH, of Chicago, survives to mourn her death. In December, 1852, she was married to Mr. William HAMILTON, in this new relationship, assuming the care of six step-children. By the death of her husband in 1868, she became a widow for the second time and with two children of this marriage, Mrs. F.O. (Carrie) HOBART and Austin Zeno HAMILTON of Chicago. She came to Florence, Kansas, in May, 1878, where she has since resided. She was a member of the Presbyterian church of Florence. She was always in her place in the sanctuary when her health would permit, and her earnest face was a help and inspiration to her pastor. Her religious life dated back to her early childhood. She has spoken of searching questions put to her by her father when she a child desired to unite herself with the church, and satified himself she understood what it was to be a child of God. For many years, our dear mother has lived her simple, beautiful life among us, surrounded by those she loved, her children and grandchildren; and now that we shall see her face no more, we are asking the question, How can se live without her? Only yesterday, she was moving about among us, feeling brighter and happier than usual, so busy for others- - - - waiting upon her sick daughter, talking cheerfully about plans for the morrow, and later, when other duties are done going into her beloved garden and dropping in flower seeds that, blooming, by and by, will be a fresh reminder of the one that so loved the flowers. We can never forget that last evening meal with her, and the enjoyment she took in it. Then doing her little chores for the night, reading her scripture and retiring - -only to be awakened soon after midnight, with a new, strange feeling as she herself expressed it, and which she recognized as the call of the Master, and after bidding goodbye to the loved ones about her, she gently sank to "sleep in Jesus.”

Obituary of August F. HANS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: HANS, August F.
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary: November 15, 1913
Obituary: Christ MEYER Daily Enquirer 12-19-1913 Charles and William MEYER received the sad news of the death of their brother, Christ MEYER, in Quincy. He was raised in this city and has many friends here. He was at one time a teacher in the parochial school in Quincy, but at the time of his death was bookkeeper in the RUFF brewery. His wife was Miss Bertha RUFF, who died some years ago. Besides his brothers he leaves to mourn his loss one son, Elmer MEYER, and his brothers, who will attend the funeral, which will occur Sunday.






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