Obituaries o-h002, Macoupin County IL  ©1998-2011

Obituary of Haame HARMES, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: HARMES, Haame.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Times
Date of Obituary:
January 27, 1870
Obituary: Bunker Hill - Mrs. Haame HARMES died near Dorchester on Monday (Jan 24), of lung fever, aged 84.

Obituary of Ernest HARMON Macoupin County Illinois © 2000 Submitted by: Sue McMurry

Name of Deceased: HARMON, Ernest.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary:
February 1927 (Died February 8, 1927)
Obituary:

Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL, February 16, 1927, Page 4

Ernest HARMON, age 68, died at his home in Virden, Wednesday morning. The deceased had been residing at that place for about seven years. Mr. HARMON was the tenant on the Lumpkin farm, near Chesterfield, for several years. He was a cattle feeder and some years made a lot of money in shipping livestock. Previous to that time he resided in the Modesto vicinity and was a tenant for several years on one of the Boyd farms. Ernest HARMON was an honest man. He was a good farmer and could always be depended upon. He at one time owned a lot of property and had enough to buy a farm, but like many others, he failed to make good investments of his hard earnings. The deceased was born in the state of Ohio in 1859. He is survived by this wife, five sons - Russell, David, Frank, and Edgar, all of St. Louis, and James of California, and two daughters - Mrs. Estella RIGGINS of New Hampshire and Mrs. W. E. McCRACKEN of St. Louis. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the M. E. church at Virden, Rev. J. A. BIDDLE, the pastor officiating.

Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL, February 23, 1927, Page 8

Ernest HARMON was born in Monroe county, Ohio, Oct, 13, 1858, and passed away from this life in Virden on Feb. 8, 1927, having reached the age of 68 years, 3 months and 25 days. On March 21, 1882 he was united in marriage with Sarah Elizabeth CLINE. To this union seven children were born, namely: David Gale, Russell, Edgar, Frank, and Mable, who live in St. Louis; and Estella of Concord, New Hampshire; Ray, of California. These together with his wife, survive him. His parents, three brothers and three sisters have preceded him in death. In 1884 he was converted in the Methodist church in Washington county, Ohio, under the preaching of Rev. R. H. DOAN. He then united with the Methodist church and remained in the faith and in the joy of service until the day of his death. He has lived in Illinois the major part of his life and for the past seven years has resided in Virden. He was a member of the Masonic order, No. 444 of Modesto. Mr. HARMON was of a quiet, retiring nature, always desirous of obtaining and retaining the friendship of his neighbors and in such friendships he found his greatest delight. And these neighbors and friends extend their sincere sympathy to the entire family. "The path of sorrow, and that path alone, Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown." Funeral services were held last Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church Virden, Rev. J. A. BIDDLE officiating. The Virden Masonic lodge had charge of the services. Interment was made in the Virden cemetery. - A Friend.

Obituary of Flora Mae HARTLEY (CHILES), Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Submitted by Chris Grove Surgis.

Name of Deceased: HARTLEY
(CHILES), Flora Mae
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville IL news paper
Date of Obituary:
1-4-1928
Obituary: Flora Mae (CHILES) HARTLEY Carlinville, IL news paper 1-4-1928 Mrs. O. C. HARTLEY, 54, died Friday morning, shortly after midnight, at the Macoupin hospital. Her death followed surgery which she underwent the Tuesday previous. Her death was a shock to the entire city. She was a musician of unusual talent and had taught music for many years, as well as appearing on many programs and serving as organist at the First Baptist church. Flora May CHILES, was born in Bird Township Oct. 8, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. CHILES. She was married Oct. 27, 1894 to Oren C. HARTLEY, who survives. To them were born two daughters, Gladys, who died several years ago, and Beatrice, wife of Perry B. ANDERSON, of Cypress, Texas. A brother, Frank CHILES, resides in Indianapolis, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Grace CHILES HALL, is a resident of Springfield. There are two half-brothers, Wm. CHILES, of Springfield and Thomas CHILES, of Alberta, Canada. The funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church. The pastor, Rev. J. F. Breen, officiated. Burial was in the city cemetery. The pallbearers were O. C. Sonnemann, Earl Fanning, F. D. Gore, Rivers M. Anderson, Jas. Hardie, John Kessinger, Geo. F. Jordan and J. P. Kessinger.


Obituary of Lucius Lafayette HAYES, Macoupin County Illinois ©2004 Submitted by: Bill Hayes 

Name of Deceased: HAYES, Lucius Lafayette
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
September 8, 1892 
Obituary: L. L. HAYES died last Friday night, funeral services were held on Sunday at 2 p. m. and the remains interred in the Kirby cemetery. Mr. HAYES was a native of Wisconsin, a resident for various periods in Pennsylvania, Kansas, Arkansas and lastly of Chesterfield. He died at the age of forty- six years, leaving a wife and eight children to mourn his loss. Having faithfully served his country for three years in the late war and being a member of the G. A. R., the organization named directed the obsequies, the address being delivered by Rev. YOUNG in the M. E. Church, of which Mr. HAYES had for many years been an earnest member. Public sympathy is with the bereaved family. Also in the same paper - Mr. Jesse HAYES, of St. Louis, attended the funeral of his father, L. L., here on last Sabbath.

Obituary of Sarah A HAYS (HALL), Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Barbara (Hays) Clayton

Name of Deceased: Hays, Sarah
Name of Newspaper: Moweaqua CALL-MAIL
Date of Obituary: July 26, 1901
Obituary: DEATH OF AUNT SALLY HAYS Mrs. Sarah HAYS died Friday afternoon, July 26, 1901, at the home of her son, David HAYS, just south of town. The direct cause of her death was paralysis of her brain. She was a venerable old lady, the mother of a large family of children and had resided in this city and vicinity for many years. She was possessed of a wide acquaintance and held the high esteem of a large circle of friends. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the residence of David HAYS Sr., in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. Reverand Joseph THOMAS officiating. The interment was in the Hays Cemetery. Mrs. Sarah Ann (HALL) HAYS was born in Indiana, November 22, 1820 and died near Moweaqua, Illinois, July 26, 1901, aged 80 years, 8 months and 4 days. She was married September 26, 1839 to Andrew HAYS and to this union ten children were born, seven boys and three girls, six of whom survive her: Henry, David, Tom, George, Andrew and Ulysses. She was a member of the M.E. Church for about 30 years and she had lived a true Christian life.

Obituary of Henry HAYS, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Barbara (Hays) Clayton

Name of Deceased: HAYS, Henry
Name of Newspaper: Moweaqua CALL-MAIL
Date of Obituary: May 20, 1914
Obituary: THE LAST BUGLE CALL IS SOUNDED FOR VETERAN HENRY HAYS, DIES MONDAY NIGHT, FUNERAL TODAY Henry HAYS, aged seventy-three and a Veteran of the Civil War, died Monday night May 18, 1914, at his home in Moweaqua, after a seven month illness. He came with his parents when a child, to Christian County, then to Shelby County and since then has been living in the vicinity of Moweaqua. Deceased was a member of E. Company of the 32nd Illinois Regiment during the Civil War. He was a member of the J.V. Clemens Post 363, G.A.R. and was an officer in that organization. Funeral services were held this afternoon, May 20, 1914, at the Baptist Church, Reverand PENGELLY officiating.

Obituary of Elzira C HAYS (IRWIN), Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by:  Barbara (Hays) Clayton

Name of Deceased: HAYS, Elzirah
Name of Newspaper: Moweaqua CALL-MAIL
Date of Obituary: July 14, 1908
Obituary: DEATH IS VICTOR MRS. HENRY HAYS PASSED AWAY AT HER HOME IN THIS CITY, SATURDAY AFTERNOON AFTER A VALIANT STRUGGLE, FUNERAL MONDAY MORNING The death of Mrs. Henry HAYS occurred at her home in this city Saturday afternoon July 11, 1908 at 2:20 a.m., after a long and valiant struggle, with a complication of diseases. About a year ago, she became afflicted with a tubercular infection of the hip and was confined to her bed most of the time since. This with other diseases and the exhaustion which resulted therefrom was the cause of her death. Elzirah C. IRWIN was born in Grant County, Indiana in 1853 and moved with her parents to Hamilton County, Illinois, when a child. On August 7, 1873 she was united in marriage with Henry HAYS. To this union were born seven children, two of whom died in early childhood, Sarah Engeline HAYS (October 27, 1866-March 23, 1875) and Eudora Emaline Hays (January 5, 1885-July 1, 1886). Those living are Thomas Dudly HAYS, William Henry HAYS, George Thompson HAYS and Mrs. John WINTERS of Nokomis. They together with her husband, two step children, Andrew David HAYS and Mrs. Jennie CLARK of this city, two brothers Simion IRWIN of San Antonio, Texas, J.R IRWIN of Springfield and one sister, Mrs. John SKIFF of this city, are left to mourn her departure. Mrs. HAYS accepted Christ at an early age and lived a consistent Christian life until her call to the spirit world. She was of amiable temperment and disposition; a loving companion, a devoted mother, an obliging neighbor and sympathetic friend in time of trouble. During her illness she was ever patient and endured her suffering with fortitude, awaiting her calm and peaceful departure at the Lord's call July 11, 1908, age 54 years, 7 months, 28 days. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church, Monday morning at 10:30 a.m., Rev. DUNGAN officiating. Interment was in the Hays Cemetery southwest of town.

Obituary of Andrew HAYS, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Barbara (Hays) Clayton

Name of Deceased: HAYS, Andrew
Name of Newspaper: Moweaqua CALL-MAIL
Date of Obituary: July 25, 1891
Obituary: Mr. Andrew HAYS Sr., one of the oldest and best respected citizens of Moweaqua, died at his home in this city, on July 25, The funeral services, conducted by Reverand A.C. ARMENTROUT, were held in the M.E. Church at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the Hays Cemetery southwest of town. Deceased was born in Indiana on June 26, He came to Illinois, settling in Sangamon county about 40 years ago. He was married to Sarah Ann HALL, on September 26, 1839 and has been a kind and devoted husband. About 20 years ago he united with the M.E. Church here, at a revival meeting held by Reverend W.F. LOWE, since deceased. Mr. HAYS always lived a consistent, Christian life and on his deathbed, said he would soon be walking the "Golden Streets." Deceased leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss: Henry, David, Tom, George, Andrew and Ulysses. The CALL-MAIL extends its sincerest sympathies.

Obituary of Bert R. HAYS, Macoupin County Illinois  ©2000 Submitted by: Pat Morrison

Name of Deceased: HAYS, Bert R.
Name of Newspaper: a Springfield, IL paper, name unknown
Date of Obituary: unknown (about 1955)
Obituary:Funeral services for Bert R. HAYS, 65, of 203 N. State St., who died at 5:45 a.m. yesterday in St. John's hospital, where he entered May 26, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Springfield Southern Baptist church. Rev. Robert E. TOLLIVER and Rev. Frank CROUCH will officiate and burial will be in West Grove cemetary, Lowder. Mr. HAYS was born Oct. 21, 1890, in Girard. A general contractor, he had been in business in Springfield for 35 years. Mr. HAYS was a member of Springfield Southern Baptist church. A son, Paul, was killed in World War II. Surviving are his wife, Marie, whom he married Aug. 7, 1915; four sons, Oscar, Wayne, Robert and Edward, all of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. Mary DOOLEN, Mrs. Helen CHISM and Mrs. Dorothy KLUCKMAN, all of Springfield; three half-brothers, George HAYS, Brighton; Charles HAYS, Streator, and Eli HAYS, Girard, and eight grandchildren. The body was taken to Bisch Memorial Home.

Obituary of Mary Ann HAYWARD (JOHNSON), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: HAYWARD, Mary Ann (JOHNSON)
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: August 24, 1898
Obituary: Mrs. Mary Ann HAYWARD, wife of C. T. HAYWARD, died at her home, three miles north of Medora, Monday evening, August 22, aged 65 years and 11 months. Funeral services were held from the residence at 2:30 p.m. today. (B. c. Sep 22, 1832)

Obituary of Fenwick Yellowley HEDLEY, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by:  Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased: HEDLEY, Fenwick Yellowley
Name of Newspaper: The New York Times
Date of Obituary:
January 9, 1924
Obituary: New York Times Jan. 9, 1924 Captain Fenwick Yellowley HEDLEY, Civil War veteran and friend of President LINCOLN and General GRANT, died on Monday in the Pilcher Sanitarium, Brooklyn, in his eightieth year. The funeral services will be held at U. S. Grant Post Headquarters, 489 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, this evening. Captain HEDLEY was adjutant of Grant Post and in 1908 was its commander. He was an editorial writer connected with the Lewis Historical Publishing Company. ("Monday" would have been Jan. 7, 1924.)

In Macoupin County, Illinois, Fenwick HEDLEY, a newspaper editor, was a drinker, an adulterer, and probably a murderer.

Obituary of Emma HEGENER Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Marsha L. Ensminger

Name of Deceased: HEGENER, Emma
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal Register
Date of Obituary:
29 Dec 1960
Obituary: Mrs. Emma HEGENER, 86, of Beardstown, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday at Schmitt Memorial Hospital. The body is at the Cline Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. She leaves four sons, Harlan of Bloomington and G. Leroy, Gilbert, and Clifford of Beardstown.

Obituary of Dorothy Elizabeth HEINKEL Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Christian Heinkel

Name of Deceased: HEINKEL, Dorothy Elizabeth
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
February 16, 1927
Obituary: Dorothy Elizabeth HEINKEL, Little daughter of Iola and Will HEINKEL, was born May 12, 1920 at Girard, Ill. On Wednesday, Feb. 2 she came home from school with a sore throat, which developed into diphtheria. She was a patient little sufferer, but after a week’s hard struggle for life she died at 6:30 on Tuesday, Feb 8, 1927. She was 6 years, 8 months, and 27 days old. Dorothy was a faithful attendant at the Brethren Sunday school, for she loved her class and never wanted to be absent. She was a first grade pupil in the grade school, where she was loved by everyone, and ranked third in her classes. Everyone who knew Dorothy loved her for her sweet disposition and happy smile. We know we shall miss her very much, but we like to think of her as belonging to the angel chorus of heaven. She is survived by her parents, one brother Harold Wayne, one sister Virginia; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George BRUBAKER and Mr. And Mrs. G. HEINKEL and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 10 at the residence with interment in Mayfield Memorial Park. Card of Thanks. We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the kind deeds and words awarded us at the time of the death of our little daughter. Mr. And Mrs. Wm. HEINKEL.

Obituary of Gottlieb (Gus) HEINKEL Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Christian Heinkel

Name of Deceased: HEINKEL, Gottlieb (Gus)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
25 Jul 1946
Obituary: Gus HEINKEL Succumbs Friday Eve Services Held Monday Afternoon at St. Paul's Evangelical Church Gus (Gottlieb) HEINKEL, aged retired farmer who resided south of Carlinville, passed away Friday evening at 7:25 o'clock at the MCDANIEL Nursing home in Springfield. He was aged 83 years. Born in Germany, Mr. HEINKEL came to this country when only 16 years old, and engaged in farming in Macoupin county until recently. His wife preceded him in death many years ago. Surviving are his four sons, Will of Girard; John of Fort Dodge, Ia.; Charles of LaVerne, Ia.; and Arthur of Muscatine, Ia.; one daughter, Mrs. Fannie COOP of Carlinville; one brother, John of Alton. Fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. HEINKEL was one of the best farmers of this community for many years. He early attained a reputation for prudence and industry and was considered a competent and well-informed agriculturist. The body was removed to the Heinz funeral home in Carlinville. Funeral services were conducted at St. Paul's Evangelical church in this city Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. A. J. HABERRMEHL, pastor of the Evangelical church in Staunton officiating. A trio, composed of R. G. BORMAN, Adolph BLOOME and Henry HERZBERGER sang "Face to Face" and "Going Down the Valley, accompanied by Mrs. Gustav MUELLER at the organ. Pallbearers were Everett PERRINGS, T. J. SURMAN, George SCHOENHERR, Harry LANGE, John KOMOROS, and Louie REIHER. Internment was made in Mayfield Memorial Park cemetery..

Obituary of Sophia REIHER HEINKEL, Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Christian Heinkel

Name of Deceased: HEINKEL, Sophia (REIHER)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
05 Oct 1932
Obituary: Mrs. Gottlieb HEINKEL. Mrs. Sophia HEINKEL, wife of Gottleib HEINKEL, died at the family home in Burke Addition, Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 18 days. She is survived by her husband, one daughter and four sons. The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and at 2 o'clock at St. Paul's Evangelical church, with Rev. R. HOHMANN officiating. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. There were many beautiful flowers which were in charge of Misses Emma LEE, Anna and Lana SUESS, Alma KURTZ, Irma O'NEIL, and Edna ELLIFRITZ. Interment was in the Mayfield Memorial Park. The pall bearers were Charles BLOOME, Fritz MILLER, John LEEFERS, William BIEGERT, Albert MUELLER and Albert LEEFERS. ..

Obituary of P. J. HENDGEN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: HENDGEN, P. J.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
9 Mar 1898 
Obituary: The remains of P. J. HENDGEN were brought here yesterday on the Knickerbocker accompained by 26 members of his masonic lodge who took charge of the funeral.

Obituary of Amelia Dorthea HENRICHS Macoupin County IL ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: HENRICHS, Amelia Dorthea
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer ( Carlinville)
Date of Obituary:
18 Jun 1903
Obituary: Mrs. Amelia Dorthea HENRICHS died at her home Friday after several weeks illness of paralysis, aged 65 years, 1 month and 10 days. Funeral services were held at the German Evangelical Lutheran church at Bunker Hill at 11 a.m. Monday, conducted by the pastor of the church. One daughter Mrs. F.W. MOEHLE, and four sons, are left to mourn the death of a kind and loving mother, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. Interment in Bunker Hill cemetery.

Obituary of Elizabeth HESSELDENZ Macoupin County IL ©2014 Submitted by: Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased: HESSELDENZ, Elizabeth
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Enquirer p1 c2
Date of Obituary:
7 Sept 1898
Obituary: Mrs. HESSELDENZ's Demise
Died, at the family residence in the Third ward, at 9:30 Saturday evening, Mrs. Elizabeth HESSELDENZ, wife of Michael HESSELDENZ, aged 73 years.
Somewhat over a week ago the deceased was stricken with paralysis, from which there was no hope of recovery. She was an estimable lady who had many friends that will grieve over her demise. Besides a husband, four children Mrs Annie HAIDER, of East St. Louis, Henry HESSELDENZ, Carlinville, Mrs Maggie MARTIN, Pratt, Kan., and Mrs. SCHMIT, Carlinville, survive.
The funeral took place from St. Joseph's church this morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father SOMMER officiating. Interment in the Catholic cemetery.
Relatives from a distance present were: F. J. FALTUS and family, Belleville; Mrs. M. N. HAIDER and family, Jos. FALTUS, and family, all of East St. Louis; Mrs. MUNNIE, Belleville.

Obituary of Michael HESSELDENZ Macoupin County IL ©2014 Submitted by: Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased: HESSELDENZ, Michael
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat p1
Date of Obituary:
28 Mar 1900
Obituary: Michael HESSELDENZ Died Monday morning at an early hour at his home in this city after a few days' illness with inflamation of the bowels, aged 73 yrs. Deceased was born in Germany but emigrated to this country many years ago. His wife preceded him to the great beyond, Sept. 3d, 1898. He leaves three daughters and one son, Mrs. J. F. FALTUS of St. Louis, Mrs John R. SCHMIDT of this city, Mrs. Michael EIDER of East St. Louis, and Henry HESSELDENZ of this city. The funeral took place from St. Joseph's Catholic church in this city, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock Rev. Father Ader officiating. Interment in the Catholic cemetery.

Carlinville Enquirer, p1 c3, Wednes Mar 28, 1900
Death of M. HESSELDENZ
(Died Mar 26, 1900)
Michael HESSELDENZ died at his home in the Third ward Monday morning from congestion, aged 73 yrs. Mr. HESSELDENZ was born in Pennsylvania, coming to Carlinville in 1866 where he has resided since. Four children survive him: Mrs. HAIDER of East St. Louis, Mrs Maggie MARTIN of Pratt, Kan., Mrs. John SCHMIDT and Henry HESSELDENZ of this city.

He was a blacksmith by trade but never worked at it after coming here choosing to farm the fertile soil surrounding the city and to do the teaming required. He was an earnest, upright citizen always working for the good of his town and fellowman, and his influence was for the betterment and upbuilding of the community. Coming from sturdy ancestry he used well the opportunities given him and his years of usefullness are a bright example for the men of today to follow.
In politics he was a Democrat, in religion a Catholic and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church. The funeral will occur Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Joseph's church, Fr. ADER officiating. Interment in the Catholic cemetery.

Obituary of Heye H. HEYEN Macoupin County IL ©2001 Submitted by: Pam

Name of Deceased: HEYEN, Heye H.
Name of Newspaper: Gillespie News
Date of Obituary:
June 5, 1957
Obituary: Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 3, from Zion Lutheran Church, for Heye H. HEYEN, who died at 6:45 pm Friday May 31 at St. Francis Hospital, Litchifeld. Rev Arnold WULFF officiated and burial was in Gillespie City Cemetery. Mr. HEYEN was born March 19, 1886 in Gillespie, the son of Henry and Tena LAMBERTUS HEYEN. He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Cora JOHNSON and had farmed all his life. In addition to Mrs. JOHNSON, another sister, Mrs. Tillie BEANBLOSSOM, of Litchfield survives. (NOTE: not my line; no further info; found in old paper)

Obituary of Harry HILLIER, Sr Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Kim Hillier Wilemon

Name of Deceased: HILLIER, Harry Sr.
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Enquirer
Date of Obituary
: June 27, 1929
Obituary: Harry HILLIER, Sr., one of our well known citizens, died at 1:30 P.M. Thursday at the Macoupin hospital. He had been in feeble health for a long time and his death has been expected any day for a week or more. He had every attention that anyone could have, but on account of his age medical science could not bring any relief. The deceased was born in Dorshire, England, November 24, 1840 and had lived to be 88 years, three months and 27 days. He came to America when but three years old and resided the early part of his life at Bunker Hill where he worked at his profession that of bricklayer and plasterer. Over 35 years ago he became a deputy sheriff under the administration of Henry O'NEIL. Mr. Bwas a Civil War veteran and was a member of the Company F. 7th Illinois Infantry and was under Gen. ROWETT's command. He was a devoted Mason, being for 55 years a member of Bunker Hill Lodge, No. 151, and had always kept his membership in the Bunker Hill Lodge. The deceased leaves besides his wife, two sons, Guy HILLIER of Kankakee, and Harry HILLIER, of this city and one daughter, Mrs. Thomas CAIN of this city. Besideds his immediate family he leaves three nieces, the Misses Gertrude and Adaline LOVE and Mrs. John AHRENS of Bunker Hill. Furneral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the hoome of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas CAIN, 440 North Charles street, with Rev. W.G. LLOYD of the Methodist chruch officiciating minister. The internment took place in the city cemetery with the servies at.

Obituary of John HILLMAN Macoupin County IL ©2003 Submitted by: Sharon Buethner

Name of Deceased: HILLMAN, John
Name of Newspaper: Mt. Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
March 17, 1917
Obituary: John HILLMANN passed to his final rest at Jacksonville (IL) Saturday evening, at the age of 60 years, 1 month and 13 days. The remains were brought to this city, and the funeral services were conducted at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur WILLIAMS at Carlsburg, Tuesday afternoon by Rev. JAMES. He is survived by three sons, three daughters, one brother, one step brother in Iowa, and one sister, Mrs. Richard WEDEKIND. His wife preceeded him in death.

Obituary of Edwin HILLIER Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Kim Hillier Wilemon

Name of Deceased: HILLIER, Edwin
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary
: March 23, 1884
Obituary: In our last we mentioned the illness of Mr. E. HILLIER, who died on the 13th last...aged about 52 years, leaving a wife and twelve children, three of whom are married, a son and two daughters--Ms. Wm. BROWN of St. Louis, Mrs. M.R. STEWARD and George HILLIER of Columbus, Kan. Mr. HILLIER was a prominent farmer and stock dealer. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church on Saturday at 2p.m. by Elder PHILLIPS, assisted by Dr. DIAMOND and Rev. GROVES after which the Masonic fraturnity took charge of the services. The attendance was very large.

Obituary of Lee Allen HINTHORN, Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by: Pat Morrison

Name of Deceased: HINTHORN, Lee Allen
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: November 13, 1911
Obituary: Death of L. A. HINTHORN. Lee Allen HINTHORN, and old and respected resident of this city, died at his home, No. 332 Plum street, Saturday afternoon about 3:30 o'clock, aged 66 years, 7 months and 3 days. Mr. HINTHORN was born November 8, 1845, in McClean county, where he grew to man's estate and was married to Riss Laura PAUL. Seven children were born to them, six of whom, with their mother, survive. They are Elmer and Frank HINTHORN and Mrs. Addie FOY, of Alton; Mrs. Maud ARNOLD and Mrs. Ethel PERCY of Carlinville, and Mrs. Margaret GAY of Springfield. Also one brother Jefferson HINTHORN of Topeka, Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. Ellen WILLIS, of McLean county, survive. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, at the residence at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. BROWN of the Holiness Mission, will officiate. Interment in the city cemetary. (Ssubmitter's notes: typographical errors made by the newspaper are included. Last name FOY should be FAY. Riss Laura PAUL should be Miss. Laura PAUL. Some family members use alternate spelling HINTHORNE.)

Obituary of Fred HOFFMANN, Sr., Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: HOFFMANN, Fred, Sr.
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
29 Mar 1913 
Obituary: Fred HOFFMANN, Sr., passed away at his home in this city Tuesday, after a short illness of lung trouble, aged 80 years, 1 month and 20 days. He was able to be up and about a few weeks before his death, but the weakness of old age made it apparent that his chances fro recovery were slim when he was taken down. He was a resident of Mt.Olive for a long number of years, and was highly respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, who is also well along on life's journey, and three sons and one daughter. The funeral services were conducted at the Immanuel Church by Rev. BRODERS yesterday afternoon, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery of the congregation.

Obituary of Mary BROWN HOUNSLEY, Macoupin County Illinois

Name of Deceased: HOUNSLEY, Mary B.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: Jan 11, 1951, page 1 col 2
Obituary: Mrs. Mary B. HOUNSLEY Dies Friday Eve Conduct Last Rites For Widow of T.P. HOUNSLEY Monday Mrs. Mary BROWN HOUNSLEY passed away Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Macoupin nursing home where she had been a patient for about 4 weeks. She was the widown of T. P. HOUNSLEY, prominent South Otter farmer. The 84-year-ol woman was born Dec 31, 1866 in Bird Township, a daughter of William and Mathilda Elizabeth WIGGINS BROWN. She and the late T. P. HOUNSLEY were married about 56 years ago. All of their married life was spent in South Otter township. They had no children, but they raised a nephew, Paul A. BROWN. Mrs. Hounsley moved to Carlinville following the death of her husband in August 1946. She was a member of Hickory Point Baptist Church. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Martha LAYCOCK also of Macoupin nursing home; one brother Charles A. BROWN of Sanlois Obispo, Calif.; and several other nieces and nephews residing away from this city. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Wiese funeral home. the Rev. F. L. CROUCH officiated. Mrs. Hugh HARDING who was accompanied by Mrs. Anita KUNTZMANN, sang "The Eastern Gate" and "Beyond the Sunset". Gilbert WHEELER, Cecil DENBY, W. J. BROWN, Lewis BROWN, Raymond LOVE and Elmer HULCHER served as pallbearers. Burial was in Carlinville cemetery.

Obituary of Thomas P. HOUNSLEY, Macoupin County Illinois

Name of Deceased: HOUNSLEY, Thomas P.
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary: Thurs Aug. 15, 1946, p4c5
Obituary: Funeral Services Held Saturday for T. P. HOUNSLEY Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m., from the Wiese Funeral Home for Thomas P. HOUNSLEY, of South Otter, who died Wednesday, August 7th. Rev F. L. CROUCH and Mrs. Walter BEVERS sang "Good Night Here and Good Morning up There and "I'll Meet You at the Eastern Gate" with Mrs. Arthur BOULTER as accompanist. Interment was in the cith cemetery. The pall bearers were John, Chas. and Leslie HOUNSLEY, Louis BROWN, Chas. WELLER and Raymond LOVE. The flowers were in charge of Mesdames Oscar BROWN, Roy HORTON, Cecil DENBY, Chas. BORMAN, Chas. LAYCOCK, Louis BROWN, and Misses Maxine and Beulah DENBY.
Carlinville paper
Thurs Aug 15, 1946
South Otter News
Mr. and Mrs. Gene DOWNEY and son Bruce, of Chicago are visiting at the home of Mrs. Mollie HOUNSLEY being called here by the death of Thomas HOUNSLEY.

Obituary of Elizabeth Dorothea HUNSINGER, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: HUNSINGER, Elizabeth Dorothea
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary: February 4, 1926
Obituary: The grim reaper, Death, on Sunday morning at 9:45 o'clock, summoned Mrs. Elizabeth D. HUNSINGER, one of Staunton's oldest residents, from this life, following a brief illness. Death was due to senility and the estimable lady had attained the age of 86 years, two months, and 11 days. Mrs. HUNSINGER, whose maiden name was HEID, was born at Altenburg, Perry County, Missouri, on November 20, 1839. While still quite young she came with her parents to Staunton and has resided here continuously since. On January 15, 1858 she was united in marriage with Philip HUNSINGER, and of their union fourteen children, nine sons and five daughters, survive. Mr. HUNSINGER died some 35 years ago. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock form the home at 226 W. Pearl Street, followed by services at the Zion Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock, Rev. J.G. KLEINHAUS officiating. Interment was at the Staunton City Cememtery. Those left to cherish the memory fo the subject of this sketch are: four sons, George, Henry, Charles, and Ed HUNSINGER; two daughters, Miss Carrie HUNSINGER and Mrs. Anna REUTER, one brother, G.G. HEID of St. Louis; 22 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, making a total of thirty- seven living descendents. Mrs. HUNSINGER was held in high esteem by her many friends and acquaintances in this community, all of whom unite in extending sympathy to the bereft family.

Obituary of Philip HUNSINGER, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: HUNSINGER, Philip
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times
Date of Obituary: Mar 7, 1907
Obituary: KILLED BY A FALL OF SLATE MONDAY A distressing accident occurred at the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's mine No. 1, on Monday last, resulting in the death of Mr. Philip HUNSINGER, one of Staunton's most respected citizens. About 2:30 p.m. and while loading his last car, a piece of slate weighing one ton or more, broke from the roof, burying the unfortunate miner as it fell. The alarm was soon given and willing hands eagerly set to work to extricate the injured man, the "fall" having completely hidden him from sight. As soon as the debris had been removed it was found that the injuries were of the most serious nature and medical attention was promptly secured. Thy physician, after a brief examination, and realizing the gravity of Mr. HUNSINGER's injuries, ordered his removal home, the electric car being used for that purpose. Many were the expressions of sympathy from the crowd gathered at the corner, as the injured miner was gently lifted from the car and carried home on the stretcher. Mr. HUNSINGER regained consciousness after reaching home, and spoke frequently to those around him. It was evident that the injuries would prove fatal and that the end was only a question of a few hours at most, as the back was broken, the left leg fractured and severe injuries to the head. At a few minutes after 6 o'clock he began to sink rapidly, and death took place about 6:30 the deceased was about 47 years of age and leaves a widow and 9 children, one of the daughters married and residing in this city. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Ph. WILHELM of the Lutheran Zion's church, of which the family are members. The "No. 1" miners were idle on that day as a mark of respect to their unfortunate workmate and almost the entire working force attended the funeral. Interment took place at the city cemetery.

Obituary of William McCager HUNT, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Lisa Hunt Rawlings

Name of Deceased: HUNT, William McCager
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary:
September 29, 1898
Obituary: Died, at his home in South Otter on last Tuesday evening, W.M. HUNT. He had been in poor health for some time, and for the past month has been waivering between life and death. The funeral was to have taken place on Thursday, but owing to the inclemency of the weather after arriving at the cemetery it was arranged to have the funeral preached at some time in the near future, and after a short concourse by Rev. Asa STAMPER the remains were laid to rest in the Cherry cemetery. Deceased was aged 31 years, 8 months and 28 days. He leaves to mourn his death a mother, one brother, one sister, a wife and three children, who have the sympathy of the entire community in this, their sad hour.

Obituary of Elzina HUNT (CHERRY), Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Lisa Hunt Rawlings

Name of Deceased: HUNT (CHERRY), Elzina
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: October 20, 1926
Obituary: Mrs. Elzina HUNT was born Oct. 8, 1844 in North Otter township, Macoupin County, Illinois. Her death occurred Oct. 13, 1926 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank GOWIN, Carlinville, Ill. age 82 years and five days. On March 27, 1862 she was married to George C. HUNT. He died on Jan. 8, To this union there were born seven children. Five of these preceded her in death--Mrs. Viola JENKINS, Mrs. Eliza RICHARDS, Isabelle HUNT, William M. HUNT, and Charley HUNT. Two of her children yet survive their mother--Mrs. Frank GOWIN of Carlinville and George P. HUNT of Greenfield, Ill. Besides these she leaves to mourn her departure, twenty grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. The decedent is the last member of the old pioneer CHERRY family of this section. Her father was Pleasant CHERRY. All of her life has been spent in and around this community. For the past 35 years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Frank GOWIN of Carlinville. At an early age she was converted and united with a Baptist church in her neighborhood. All the rest of her life she was a faithful and consistent member of her church. She was a charter member of the Emmanuel Baptist church, Carlinville. Never did she miss a service when she was physically able to be in attendance. Until her last day she kept an active interest in her church and was ever anxious for its welfare. Her life was a constant portrayal of the Christian virtues. Her abiding habit of looking on the bright and beautiful will ever be an inspiration and a benediction to her loved ones and friends. She goes to that bright and happy land and to that city that hath foundations and whose builder and maker is God. Her loved ones and friends mourn her departure but they know that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and that it is far better to be with the Lord and there abide in His presence thruout all the ages to come. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." The funeral services were conducted from the Emmanuel Baptist church, Carlinville, by Rev. V.G. MILES, her pastor, assisted by Rev. O.W. SHIELDS, her former pastor. Interment was made in the old family burying ground in North Otter township. Scripture read: Prov. 31:10-31; 2nd Cor. 5:1-8, Sermon test: Rev. 14:12 and 21:1-5. Songs sung: "Sun of My Soul," Hiding in Thee," "Asleep in Jesus." The active pallbearers were her grandsons---Orville GOWIN, Coy HUNT, George RICHARDS, Forrest HUNT, Charley JENKINS, and Ezra RICHARDS. The flower girls were her granddaughters--Mrs. Maurice HEAD, Lucille HUNT, Fern HUNT, Ida May HUNT, Mrs. ORCUTT, and Mrs. Orville GOWIN.

Obituary of Perneta Jane HUSON (CRAWFORD) SURBER, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Lisa Hunt Rawlings

Name of Deceased: HUSON, Perneta, Jane (nee CRAWFORD)
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary:
January 17, 1929
Obituary: Mrs. William HUSON, Perneta Jane, daughter of George and Nancy CRAWFORD was born September 1, 1851, in the town of South Otter, Macoupin County, Illinois, departed this life Jan. 19, 1929 at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 9 days. Early in life she professed faith in Christ and live a true Christian life until God called her home. At the age of 17 she was united in marriage with Samuel Levi SURBER, who departed this life October 11, 1893. To this union was born ten children, seven of whom survive: Noah, Henry and George at home; Alex of Virden; Asa, Chicago; Burton, Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Rebecca WALTERS, Nilwood; also the following brothers and sisters: George H. CRAWFORD, Salem, Oregon; Grant CRAWFORD, Palmyra; Alonzo CRAWFORD, Rochester; S.S. CRAWFORD, Nilwood; Mrs. Neona OLLER, Virden; Mrs. Ellen McCLELLAND, Girard; Mrs. Mary BECHTOLD, New Baden, Texas; and several grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was united in marriage with William HUSON December 11, 1895, who departed this life February 8, 1918. Funeral services were held at Hickory Point Baptist Church, Saturday morning, January 12, 1929 at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. T.W. BRENDLE of Girard. Interment in the Crawford cemetery, west of Girard.

Obituary of Charles J HUTTON, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Larry Clark

Name of Deceased: HUTTON, Charles J.
Name of Newspaper: The Gillespie News
Date of Obituary: February 4, 1925
Obituary: C. J. HUTTON DIES SUDDENLY
. Charles J. HUTTON, one of the best known grocerymen in this city, passed away suddenly at his home in Gillespie Sunday morning at 3:30 from a sudden attack of heart trouble. Mr. HUTTON had been at his place of business all day Saturday and up to closing time, when he went to home in apparent good health. During the night his wife was attracted by his heavy breathing, and called one of her sons, but he passed away before a physician could be summoned. The deceased had conducted a grocery store in this city for the past 25 years. He was the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. John HUTTON, both deceased, and at the time of his death he was 52 years of age. On February 7, 1900, he was united in marriage to Miss Lula FITZPATRICK, of Gillespie, and to this union six children were born, three sons and three daughters, James, Irwin, Horace, Edith, Louise and Betty Maude, who are all at home. Horace is a student at St. Louis University. He also leaves one brother, Joseph LISCH, who resides in Quincy, and a number of nieces and nephews. An inquest was held by Coroner JACOBY, the jury reiterating a verdict that death resulted from heart failure. The funeral services were conducted from the Catholic Church on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, and interment took place at the Holy Cross Cemetery. A proclamation was issued by the mayor and business houses closed during the funeral hour.

Obituary of Lula FITZPATRICK HUTTON, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Larry Clark

Name of Deceased: HUTTON, Lula (FITZPATRICK)
Name of Newspaper: The Gillespie News
Date of Obituary: September 6, 1933
Obituary: MRS. HUTTON DIES Mrs. Lula HUTTON, 53, widow of Charles J. HUTTON, died Saturday at her home following an illness of a year. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at the SS Simon and Jude's Catholic church with the Rev. Father John CROSSON officiating. Burial was made in the Calvary cemetery. Pallbearers were P.H. GANEY, D.J. LONG, D.M. BROWN, J.H. MURRAY, Simon GENETTI and A.A. Isaacs. Mrs. HUTTON was born September 7, 1879 and was married to Mr. HUTTON, a local grocer, February 7, 1908. Her husband died eight years ago and a son, Irwin, last year. Surviving are three daughters, Misses Louise and Betty and Mrs. Edith ANDERSON, of Gillespie; two sons, James, of Gillespie, and Horace of Michigan; her mother, Mrs. Sarah FITZPATRICK; five sisters, Mrs. Grace ALLISON of Springfield; Mrs. Maude CARLSON and Mrs. Florence MADDEN of Gillespie, Mrs. Margaret FRIES of Carlinville and Mrs. Ruth HAMIL of Chicago, and two brothers, Charles FITZPATRICK of Hillsboro and James FITZPATRICK of Savannah.





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