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Obituary of George JACKSON, Macoupin County Illinois  ©2001 Submitted by:  Sue Raffurty McMurry 

Name of Deceased: JACKSON, George 
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: October 24, 1895 
Obituary: Death at last came to the relief of George JACKSON who was stricken with paralysis several days ago, and who has lingered on the brink of eternity ever since. He has long been a resident of this section, and in all his dealings with his fellow has shown an exemplary disposition to do as he would be done by. The community deeply feel the loss they have sustained and extend heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved wife and children. Funeral services were held at the Episcopal church Monday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev.CORNELL officiating, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Gelder cemetery. A large crowd from the surrounding towns and country were present. 

Polk - George JACKSON, of Chesterfield, died last Saturday eve and was buried Monday in the Chesterfield grave yard at 2 p.m. Mr. JACKSON was well known in Polk and has a large number of friends in this locality. Chesterfield - Died, at his home, Oct 19, Mr. George JACKSON of paralysis, aged 74 years. Mr. JACKSON was born in England and came to this country at the age of 21 and has been a resident of this community for over 50 years and has always been a highly respected citizen. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his departure, two sons and four daughters. Funeral services were held in St. Peter's Episcopal church on Monday, Oct. 21, conducted by the Rev. CORNELL. The remains were laid to rest in the Gelder cemetery. Mr. JACKSON will be sadly missed as he had a host of friends. The family have the sympathy of everyone in their sad bereavement. 

Obituary of Lucy E. POTTER JACKSON, Macoupin County Illinois  ©2000 Submitted by:  Georgia Ferry

Name of Deceased: JACKSON, Lucy E. POTTER
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat,
Date of Obituary: October 24, 1895
Obituary: Mrs Lucy E. JACKSON died at 9:55 AM Sunday at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, Il. She has been ill since 1949. Eighty Three Years old, Mrs. JACKSON was born at High Prairie, Illinois March 7, 1869, a daughter of Matthew and Lydia TEMPLE POTTER. She spent most of her life at Honey Point and Brushy Mound Townships. She was wed to William J. JACKSON November 9, 1886. They moved from Honey Point Township in 1944. MR. JACKSON died in 1945. In 1950 Mrs. JACKSON moved back to Honey Point Township. Decendant is survived by 3 sons, Charles F. JACKSON of Garner, Iowa, James M. JACKSON of Hampton, Iowa, Solan E. JACKSON of Mobile, Alabama, a daughter Susie FULLER of Honey Point township: a half brother William POTTER of Palestine, and a half sister Mrs. Thomas WOOBERTON of Garfield, Washington. 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Honey Point Baptist Church. The body was removed to the Wiese Funeral Home in Gillespie where funeral services were held at 1:30 PM yesterday (Wednesday) with the Rev. Elmer CARTER, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Corr Cemetery northeast of Gillespie.

Obituary of Mary JACKSON (MORRIS), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by:  Sue Raffurty McMurry 

Name of Deceased: JACKSON, Mary (MORRIS
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL  
Date of Obituary: July 19, 1911 
Obituary: Mrs. Mary JACKSON, one of the pioneers of Macoupin county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar MIDDLEKAUF near Chesterfield Friday morning at 7 o'clock. The deceased had been in feeble health for several years and had been cared for by her children. The deceased was the widow of the late George JACKSON, who died several years ago. She was born in England and came to America when but seven years of age. She belonged to one of the prominent English families of the neighborhood and in her younger days led a very active life. She was a good mother and raised a large family. The children surviving her are Mrs. Alice RAFFERTY of Bird, Mrs. Nettie WATERS of St. Louis, Mrs. Mary M. BROWN of Carlinville, Gresham JACKSON of Chesterfield, Mrs. Captola MILLER of Plainview, Texas, Mrs. Belle MIDDLEKAUF of Chesterfield and Mrs. Rufus JACKSON of Polk. All the children were present at the time of the death of their mother except Mrs. MILLER of Texas, who is expected every day. The deceased also leaves one brother, John MORRIS of Donaldson, Ill. Funeral services were held at the Episcopal church in Chesterfield Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment in the Gelder cemetery.

Obituary of William J. JACKSON, Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by:  Georgia Ferry 

Name of Deceased: JACKSON, William J. 
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL  
Date of Obituary:
Obituary: WILLIAM J. JACKSON, lifelong resident of Honey Point Township, died at 7 PM Sunday at his home northeast of Gillespie at the age of 81 years. Born February 20, 1864 in Honey Point Township, decedant was the son of ELI JACKSON and Susan YOUNG JACKSON, members of the pioneer families on that community. Besides his wife Lucille Ellen POTTER JACKSON, he is survived by the following children: Charles JACKSON of Garner, Iowa, James JACKSON of Hampton, Iowa, MRS. Susie RULE of Gillespie, Solan JACKSON of Mobile, Alabama. A brother Solan I. JACKSON of Muskogee, Oklahoma. 14 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 PM Wednesday at the Wiese Funeral Home in Gillespie. Rev. F. L. CROUCH officiating. Internment was made at the Corr Cemetery, north of Gillespie.

Obituary of Elizabeth Lenora JARBE, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Submitted by Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: JARBE
, Elizabeth Lenora
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
2-10-1881
Obituary: Elizabeth Lenora JARBE 2-10-1881 Carlinville Democrat Miss Elizabeth Lenora JARBE, who was born in this county in 1849, for some time in business at Jerseyville, fell dead of heart failure last week.

Obituary of Avery JARMAN, Macoupin County Illinois  ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: JARMAN, Avery
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
2 May 1914 
Obituary:
Avery JARMAN passed away at his home at White City, on Tuesday afternoon, from a complication of diseases, ending with pneumonia, aged 38 years. He is survived by his wife and three children. The funeral services were conducted on Thursday afternoon at the residence by Rev. RAWI, of Staunton, and the remains laid to rest in the Chapman cemetery. He was a member of the Court of Honor Lodge, and a large ( rest unreadable )

Obituary of Wiley JARMAN, Macoupin County Illinois © 1998 Submitted 22 March 1998 Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: JARMAN, Wiley 
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times 
Date of Obituary:
December 31, 1906 
Obituary: WILEY JARMAN IS CRUSHED TO DEATH At Mine No. 14. Friday Afternoon at Three O'clock --- Buried at West Prairie Sunday. The sweeping suddenness of death was demonstrated in this city last Friday when at 3 o'clock on of our citizens was walking around in the city in perfect health and at six o'clock or three hours later, lay a silent corpse at his home, from an accident at the mine No. 14. Mr. Wiley JARMAN, an old resident, who held "second shift" at the No 14. Pumping station, on crossing the track between two cars, was caught and mashed so that he died in a short while. As Mr. JARMAN stepped between the cars, the car puller was put in operation just at the right time to catch him as he passed between them. He was removed to his home, from which he had departed in good health a short while before, in a dying condition, and medical aid was of no avail as he was terribly crushed. Mr. JARMAN was 59 years of age and for many years a resident of this city, and was respected by all who knew him. He had been recently engaged in training horses and developing speed on tracks and was considered an expert horseman. He was also in former years a farmer and had successfully doctored horses, as he was a veterinary surgeon. He leaves a wife and a family of 8 children. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. An inquest was held Saturday by Deputy Coroner, H. A. BUETTNER of Mt. Olive. Funeral services were held at the house Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock; burial took place at West Prairie Cemetery.


Obituary of James D JAYNE, Macoupin County Illinois  ©1998 Submitted by: Mary Collins

Name of Deceased: JAYNE, James D. 
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Free Democrat 
Date of Obituary: 
August 7, 1862 
Obituary: Died: Near Fayette on 21st instance of consumption, James D. JAYNE, of Company D, 32nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, 17 years, 6 months. On the 20th of last August James enlisted in the Company of Captain ENGLISH at Greenfield, Illinois. His extreme youth and naturally weak constitution, together with an heredity tendency to that fatal disease, consumption, were sources of much anxiety to his friends, who more than suspected that he would not long endure the hardships necessarily attendant upon the soldier's rugged life. But the fires of an ardent patriotism glowed and burned in his youthful breast, and his determination to go forth and battle for his country's imperiled liberty and honor was fixed and unalterable. While at Camp Butler, he was attacked with hemorrhage of the lungs and a severe cough, from which he partially recovered, but was again similarly afflicted at Fort Henry, where he also took camp dysentery, which soon reduced and debilitated him, to such an extent as to render him unable for duty, from which he had been exempt for several days when the great conflict of the 6th and 7th of April occurred at Pittsburgh Landing. But weak and suffering as he was, he chose to participate in the engagement, and accordingly went into the battle on Sunday morning where he fought until 3 in the afternoon, when his strength utterly failed him, and weary nature would endure no more. After being exposed the ensuing night to the rain, which fell in pitiless torrents upon him in his worn- out exhausted condition, he rapidly grew worse, and in a few days after the battle, was sent to the regimental hospital, and from thence to Hamburg, from which place he was transferred to Paducah. Arriving there he wrote to his friends, the first information they had in regard to his whereabouts since he left the army. To Dr. ALTER, of this place, the family of the deceased will ever owe a debt of gratitude, for kindly offering his services to go after him, and for the watchful care, and many faithful attentions bestowed upon the poor, frail soldier on his wearisome journey home, which place he reached on the evening of July 4th. Three days before the expiration of his furlough, it was extended by the Great Commander of the Hosts of Heaven to last through all the ages of eternity. For 17 brief days he tarried with those that so tenderly loved him-- and then took his departure to that land where the inhabitants learn war no more. In vain his widowed mother hoped that her eldest son might be spared to comfort her declining years--But an all- wise God saw fit to remove him from the scene of his earthly suffering, and we can only bow with submissive though aching hearts to the decree of Him who doeth all things well. It is some consolation to know that while in the army, his conduct was such as to win for him many friends among the officers and soldiers of the regiment. Col. LOGAN remarked to a friend before leaving Carlinville the last time, that he had known James from his earliest days of infancy, and had watched over him since he had entered the service of his country with interest and affection, and had never known him to deviate from the path of duty and recitude. Still greater consolation is it, to those who waited on him in his last illness to remember the entire resignation with which he endured his sore affliction, never murmuring at the hard fate which seemed allotted to him, but always cheerful and uncomplaining to the last moment of his life. Just when the soul was struggling to take its everlasting flight, he turned his dying eyes to the weeping group at his bedside, and smiled pleasantly and sweetly, as though the veil of mortality had suddenly been rent asunder, revealing to his glad vision a glimpse of the heavenly world, while yet the fluttering spirit lingered a moment in its frail house of clay. How beautiful is Death When round the fainting lips an angel's smile, Seems deepening with holier light, the while, As ebbs the weary breath.

Obituary of Samuel F. JENKINS, Macoupin County Illinois Submitted  ©2002 Submitted by: Glenn Bober

Name of Deceased: JENKINS, Samuel F. 
Name of Newspaper: Unknown 
Date of Obituary: November 20, 1905 
Obituary: Samuel F. JENKINS, son of Mr and Mrs Moses JENKINS, was born October 1, 1870 in Macoupin Co, IL, and died at the home of his Mother Mrs. T. W. BRINDLE in Girard, IL, November 20, 1905. He was converted at the age of 15 under the ministry of Theo. ROGERS, but neglected to unite with the church, and went back into the world. He was married to Miss Eva HALE, Sept 27, 1827, to which union was born two children. He leaves a wife, two children, an aged mother, two brothers and one sister. with relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Samuel was baptized and took the vows of the Methodist Church, South, six months before his death; saying he had a clear conception of his relation with the Savior. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his mother Sunday morning, after which we laid his body to rest in Union Chapel Cemetery to await the resurection.


Obituary of Adaline RICE JOHNSON (GOING)amuel F. JENKINS, Macoupin County Illinois Submitted  ©2009 Submitted by: David Stearns

Name of Deceased: JOHNSON
, Adaline Rice (GOING)
Name of Newspaper:
Greenville Advocate
Date of Obituary:
September 17, 1896
Obituary:
JOHNSON, Adaline
"Adeline JOHNSON was born in Fairbe, Vermont [sic, probably meant Fairlee in Orange Co. about 35 miles south of Waterford] on May 15, 1813 and died at Indianapolis, Indiana on Sep. 14, 1896, aged eighty-three years, 4 months. She, with her husband Lester RICE, came to Woodburn, Ilinois in 1839. Soon after her husband died, leaving her with two small children. Two years after she was married again to Rev. W.D.H. JOHNSON, faithfully doing her part during his pastorates at Woodburn, Winchester, Greenville, and Litchfield, Illinois, and then went with him in 1882 to Nebraska, where he died February 13, 1887. Five years ago she removed to Indianapolis where she had since resided. She was mother of eight children, five of whom survive her. Mrs. E.A. STEARNS, of Greenville, Ill.; Lester RICE, of Grand Island, Nebr.; Edward M., Wm. A., and John R. JOHNSON of Indianapolis. She was a devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor and an earnest Christian. “She rests from her labors, and her works do follow her.” She was a resident of Greenville about thirty years, and will be lovingly remembered by many of our citizens.”

Name of Deceased: JOHNSON, J. B. 
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: June 20, 1911 
Obituary: J. B. JOHNSON, one of the prominent farmers of South Otter Township, died at his home Monday night at 11:15 o'clock. Mr. JOHNSON had been in bad health since August 1910, but was able, during that time, to give his business more or less attention. About three weeks ago he began to grow weaker and was compelled to take to his bed last Thursday. Deceased was aged 44 years and 7 months, and leaves three children, Opal, Elsie and Elmer, all residing at home. His wife died eleven years ago. Funeral services will be take place at the Liberty church, seven miles north of this city on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be made in the Bacon cemetery in South Otter. Mr. JOHNSON was a son of H. JOHNSON who resided in South Otter for some time and died several years ago, and he was a nephew of the late Louis JOHNSON who resided in this city at the time of his death.

Obituary of Louisa JOHNSON, Macoupin County Illinois  ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: JOHNSON, Louisa
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary:
1 Jan 1898  
Obituary: Louisa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. JOHNSON, died at the home on 1st. North street last Sunday evening, her disease being typhoid fever. This family are having a siege of misfortune, this being the second death within the past six weeks, a younger boy having been taken from them recently. Louisa was aged 8 years, 4 months and 15 days. The sad facts are fully realized by the many friends of the family and sypathy is duly extended. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon, Rev. E. NOTTBOHM preaching an eloquent discourse as a fitting tribute to the departed spirit of the loved one at Zion's Lutheran church, after a short service at the residence. The remains were intered at Mt.Olive cemetery, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends.

Obituary of Sarah L. JOINER (NEVINS), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by:  Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: JOINER, Sarah L. NEVINS 
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL  
Date of Obituary: MAY 6, 1908 
Obituary: Mrs. Wm. JOINER (Sarah L. NEVINS) departed this life Sunday, April 26th after a lingering illness. Funeral was preached at the Baptist church Tuesday at 10 o'clock by Rev. FITZGERALD after which the remains were laid to rest in the Joiner Cemetery

Page 5 - Enos. Everett JOINER , of Lincoln, attended the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. William JOINER , Tuesday. 

Obituary of Martha A. JOINER (PULLIAM), Macoupin County Illinois  ©2001 Submitted by:  Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: JOINER, Martha A. PULLIAM 
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: February 20, 1899 
Obituary: Died, at the residence of her son, George, in Bird township, Thursday, February 16, 1899, Mrs. Thomas JOINER (Martha A. PULLIAM), aged 78 years and 6 months. Mrs. JOINER was one of the pioneer settlers of this county and was the wife of that former well-known citizen, the late Thomas JOINER. Some months ago Mrs.JOINER was stricken with paralysis and continued almost a helpless invalid until death relieved her of her sufferings. She leaves two sons, George and Solomon, to mourn her loss. She was a kind mother and a good neighbor and filled her measure of usefulness in life's drama well. The funeral took place from the residence on Saturday, February 18, at 11 o'clock a.m. At the conclusion of the funeral service the remains were conveyed to the Joiner cemetery and laid to rest. 

Obituary of Elah JONES, Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by:  Mary Ann KAYLOR

Name of Deceased: JONES, Elah 
Name of Newspaper: Morgan County, IL 
Date of Obituary: November 17, 1900 
Obituary: Elah JONES, son of Robert and Lotisha JONES, was born in Morgan county, Ill., May 8, 1837, died at Girard, Ill., Nov. 8th 1900, aged 63 years, 6 months. The deceased was united in wedlock with Mary HAYES, March 3d, 1859. To them were born seven children, three girls, four boys of whom but three, John W., Edward Leslie and Elah Elmer still survive him. His wife Mary died August 26, 1893. On the 14th day of Oct. 1857, at Girard, Ill. He was united in wedlock with Elizabeth SANFORD, who lives to mourn the death of a kind and loving husband. Mr. JONES made a profession in Christ twenty years ago and has since lived an upright Christian life to the best of his ability and belief. For about two weeks before his own fatal illness, Mr. JONES was at Waverly taking care of his aged father, Robert JONES, whom he attended with loving and willing care until his own illness compelled him to desist. His father preceded him to the better land by only a few days having passed away on Monday last. Mr. JONES suffered intensely in his last illness but bore it throughout with Christian patience and resignation always thoughtful in his moments of comparative ease from pain, of the welfare of others. His last moments were free from pain and he passed calmly and peacefully away to the blest beyond at 7 o'clock Thursday eve. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, three children, four brothers and three sisters, besides numerous other relatives and a host of good friends. Truly a great man has gone to his reward. There is no death, what seems so is transition, This life of mortal breath. Is but a suburb of the life elysian, Whose portal we call death. Mr. JONES was well and favorably know in this community having lived here the greater part of his life and he leaves a host of friends and relatives all of whom have nothing but words of commendation for his past life. The body was brought to this city last Saturday morning and the funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church by the Rev. D. T. BLACK.

Obituary of George J. JONES, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  2012 Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased: JONES, George J.
Name of Newspaper: Gazette News Bunker Hill
Date of Obituary:
June 15, 1923, p7 col2
Obituary: George J. JONES was born in Jersey County, Illinois, December 22nd, 1851, and departed this life at Sullivan, Illinois June 8th, 1923, age 71 years, 5 months, and 17 days.
He was united in marriage to Annie L. SPEARS, February 10th, 1875 at Bunker Hill Ill.
This union was blessed with 7 children, 6 sons and one daughter, the wife and four of these children having preceded him across the valley of death.
In 1894, at Kemper, Ill. under the pastorate of Rev. GAITHER, he was converted and became a member of the Baptist church of that place which he remained a member until his death.
The deceased leaves 3 sons, 1 son-in-law, 3 daughters-in-law, 9 grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
He was a member of Bunker Hill 151 A. F. and A. M., and spent his last year in the Masonic home.
The funeral service was held at the Woodburn church and burial at Miles Station. Services were conducted by Rev. C. J. RIVES

Gazette-News Bunker Hill, Jun 15, 1923 p4 col2 "Mr. George JONES a former resident of this place died in the Masonic Home in Sullivan. He was the father in law of Reuben CROWDER."


Obituary of John JONES, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  2003 Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: JONES, John
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News Herald
Date of Obituary:
January 20, 1930
Obituary: John JONES Litchfield News Herald 1-20-1930 Gillespie Man Dies Suddenly John JONES well known in Gillespie and in Litchfield, his wife being before her marriage, Miss Marie KINDLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob KINDLER, died very suddenly this morning at his home in that city. On Sunday, Mr. JONES appeared to be in usual good health, and this morning, when taken ill, a physician was called, but he arrived after Mr. JONES had passed away. Death is believed to have been caused from heart disease, and an inquest was to have been conducted today to determine the cause. Decedent was born and reared in Gillespie where he spent his entire life. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christy JONES. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marie JONES, two small children, Billy and Jackie, two brothers, William and Christy JONES, and a sister Miss Gertrude JONES of Gillespie. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today.

Obituary of Joseph J. JONES, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by:  Cindy Leonard 

Name of Deceased: JONES, Joseph J. 
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary: April 30, 1942
Obituary: Jos. JONES Died Monday Morning. Well Known Staunton Man Died Suddenly Following a Heart Attack. Joseph J. JONES, a resident of this community for many years, died suddenly Monday morning (Apr. 27, 1942) at about 8:34 o'clock, a sudden heart attack proving fatal. Mr. JONES had been ailing for some time, but his condition was not thought to be serious. Early Monday he started to plow a patch of ground in the rear of the Norman CHAPMAN home. He had made a few rounds on the tractor, and was talking with Mr. CHAPMAN when he collapsed, death coming a few moments later. Mr. JONES on Monday of last week had passed his 65th birthday, being aged 65 years and 7 days at the time of his death. Mr. JONES was born in Shrewsbury, England, on April 20, 1877, a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. John P. JONES. At the age of 8 years he came to America with his parents. He followed the footsteps of his father, and became a hoisting engineer. Shortly after the shaft at No. 2 mine of the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co. had been completed he became one of the hoisting engineers there, serving the company for 39 years. On December 25, 1898, he was united in marriage with Miss Mava JARMAN, who preceded him in death in 1912. In 1913 he was married to Emma MONTGOMERY, who, with eight children, survives. The funeral will be held this (Thursday) afternoon from the family home at 311 West Sixth Street, at 1:30 o'clock, followed by services at the Presbyterian church, Rev. J. A. OESCH officiating. Interment will be in the Staunton City Cemetery. Those mourning the sudden death of Mr. JONES are the widow, Mrs. Emma JONES; five daughters, Mrs. Amandus SALTER of Livingston; Mrs. Herman BEYER of Staunton; Mrs. Floyd STILLER of Wilsonville, Mrs. Dale NESSL and Mrs. John PEROKOVICH of Staunton; three sons, Finis and Joseph Jr., of Staunton, and John P. JONES serving in the U.S. Marine Corps at Quantico, Va.; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Maude WILLIAMS of Gillespie and Mrs. May WOODS of Bowling Green, Fla., one brother, Thomas JONES of Bowling Green, Fla., and one step-sister, Mrs. Wm. ACKERS of Staunton. Joe JONES was an industrious citizen, a kind and indulgent husband and father, whose entire life was devoted to his home and family. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and for three years served as superintendent of the Sunday school of that congregation. His passing, though sudden, marked the end of a useful life, and his memory will long be cherished by all who knew him.

Obituary of Mava JONES (JARMAN), Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Cindy Leonard

Name of Deceased: JONES, Mava (JARMAN
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times 
Date of Obituary: Friday December 6, 1912 
Obituary: Mava JARMAN, wife of Joe JONES, who died at the Granite City hospital at 4:40 a.m. Nov. 27th, was the sixth child of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley JARMAN and was born near Staunton on January 29, 1881. On December 24, 1899 she was married to Joe JONES and three children were born to the union, Eunice, Finis and John Paul, the youngest is aged 8 years. She was not a member of any church but took an active interest in a class of boys and girls which she taught in the Christian Sunday School. Up until the time of her death she had not feared that she would not survive the operation and in her last illness, as during her life, she saw the brighter side of life. The funeral services were held from the home on the afternoon of Nov. 29 and were conducted by Rev. E. N. GOFF, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The services were largely attended. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, three children, aged mother, two brothers, Otis and Oscar JARMAN of this city; five sisters, Mrs. Chas. BALLMAN of Electra, Texas; Mrs. T. R. THOMPSON, Mrs. R. D. DAMERON, Mrs. Beth MESSERLY of this city, and Miss Martha JARMAN a trained nurse in Chicago, besides a host of other relatives and many friends who have the sympathy of the entire community. [Buried in Staunton City Cemetery

Obituary of Susan JONES (STRAWHUN) SNELL, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Submitted by Kim Woodhouse

Name of Deceased: JONES,
Susan (STRAWHUN SNELL)
Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star-Times
Date of Obituary:
February 11, 1926 
Obituary: ?MOTHER? JONES CLAIMED BY DEATH VENERABLE LADY PASSED AWAY FRIDAY MORNING AT HOME OF HER DAUGHTER. Mrs. Susan Jones, wife of J.P. Jones, passed away peacefully Friday morning at 8:10 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Holland, after having suffered for many weeks from a complication of ailments due to old age. She had been in ill health for the past several years, but her condition became serious about three months ago. Mrs. Jones, whose maiden name was Susan Strawhun, was born at Warsaw, Mo., on April 1 1848, hence attaining the age of 77 years, 10 months and 4 days. During the Civil War she met James Snell, a union soldier, who was with a detachment of troops stationed in that territory. Their acquaintance ripened into love and at the close of the war Mr. Snell claimed her as his bride and they came to Staunton to reside. Their union was a happy one, and two children come to brighten their lives. In 1892 the husband and father was called by the grim reaper, and the widow was forced to provide for herself and family. For a time she conducted a dressmaking establishment, but later conducted the City Hotel, where her culinary skill and efficient management proved highly successful, and the traveling public as well as local people, came to partake of ?Mother's? excellent cuisine. In 1897 she was again united in marriage, this time to J.P. Jones, who survives her. Some twelve years ago she disposed of the hotel and with the exception of a year spent in Florida, she has made her home in or near this city. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, short services being conducted at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.W. Holland, at 1 o'clock, after which the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. L.G. Beers at the Methodist church. The Junior Choir of the church sang several beautiful selections. Six of Mrs. Jones' friends of long standing acted as pall bearers: C.R. Wall, Henry J. Burns, Geo. A. Roberts, Fred Allen, Thos. Whobrey and J.W.P. Kerr. Internment was made at the Staunton City Cemetery. Those left to mourn her death are the husband, J.P. Jones who now resides in Bowling Green, Fla; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Holland and Mrs. Bessie Ackers; 7 grandchildren, Mrs. Myrtle Taylor of Belleville, Mrs. Beatrix Hammond of Gillespie, Mrs. Marie Moser, Mrs. Virginia Mueller, Mrs. Joe Wolf, and John Ackers of this city, and Albert Ackers of Sweetwater, Texas; also eleven great grandchildren. Four children of Mr. Jones by a former marriage, who looked upon their stepmother with a reverence usually accorded only to a mother, also survive: Joseph Jones of this city, Mrs. Maud Williams of Gillespie, and Tom Jones and Mrs. May Woods of Bowling Green. Fla. ?Mother? Jones was a good woman. Her life was a busy one, but she ever found time to bestow acts of kindness upon those less fortunate than herself. She lavished the love and care of a mother on her grandchildren and stepchildren as well as on her daughters, and no mother was ever revered more than was she by her family. She was a member of the Methodist church, and gave freely of her means to support that institution. When at last the specter of death drew near, she reaped the reward of her kindly life. Those to whom she had been a mother willingly and lovingly gave her every care during the long hours of suffering until death came as a soothing relief. A good, Christian woman has gone to her reward. Her life was one of devotion to family and friends. May she rest in exceeding peace.

Obituary of Thomas M. JONES, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted  2012 Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased: JONES, Thomas M.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, p6 c1, "Brighton and her borders"
Date of Obituary:
Mar 22, 1893
Obituary: The death of Mr. Thomas JONES, a brother of Squire Wm. JONES, meets with hearty sympathy. He was one of the pioneer farmers of Macoupin County and no one stood higher in the respect and esteem of Brighton people, where he lived for a time, than Thomas M. JONES. He was a man of unimpeachable integrity and carried a warm heart and a genial one. No man held his children in stronger affection and his devotion to them was shown in the great sacrifices he made for them. His last days were embittered by financial losses, yet no man can say he owes him anything. The latter years of his life were spent at Beardstown where he died. The remains were brought here for interment and he was laid to rest beside those he loved who gone before. He leaves a memory that will be cherished by all who knew him, and though not connected with any church, his life was a blameless one and a helpful one to those who needed his help. He was a veteran member of Hibbard Lodge A. F. A. M. of Brighton, and was buried by this lodge under the ritual of the order.









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