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Obituary of Jake ODENWALDER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: Carol Cyrus

Name of Deceased: ODENWALDER, Jake
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
13 Jul 1875 
Obituary: Virden Today, at about 12 M., Jake ODENWALDER, of this city, was, it was supposed, fatally wounded by a pistol shot from the hands of Bertie, a 5 year old son of G. W. DILLON. The two boys had abstracted the postol from a drawer in Mr. D's picture gallery during his temporary absence, and while handling it the weapon was discharges, inflicting a serious and probably fatal wound. The ball entered just below the right shoulder blade, traversing the entire breast to the left side, where it lodged. Dr. BARTLETT was immediately called, and after examining the nature of the wound gave it as his opinion that it would probably prove fatal. The parents are almost distracted, and have the sympathy of all our citizens.

Obituary of Dayton OHMART, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Carol Palmer

Name of Deceased: OHMART, Dayton
Name of Newspaper: unknown
Date of Obituary: Sept 30, 1932
Obituary:State Register Special Service GIRARD, Ill., Sept. 30. - Dayton OHMART, 76, Girard farmer, was knocked down and trampled to death about noon Saturday by a bull which had gone into the wrong pen and which OHMART was seeking to run into another pasture. He lived but a few minutes after the accident.
Attempting to run the bull out of the pen with a pitchfork the animal became too much for OHMART because of the latter's age and the man was knocked down, trampled on and rolled along the ground by the bull, which had no horns. Neighbors saw what was happening and chased the bull away and took OHMART into the house where he died.
He was born on Nov. 23, 1856 at North Manchester, Ind., and came to Illinois 67 years ago with his parents.
On Sept. 26, 1878 he and Miss Susan RIFFEY were married. They lived on a farm northwest of Girard until 1911 when they moved to the plot on which they now reside.
Surviving are his wife, Susan; one daughter, Mrs. Eva KING of Pennsylvania; three sons, Oren, Virden; Chester, Roodhouse; and Charles, Utica, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Sophia STEELE, Mt. Auburn. The body was taken to the Berry Mortuary where Coroner James A. MCBRIAN of Staunton conducted an inquest tonight, a verdict of accidental death being returned.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Obituary of James OSBORNE, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Jack Cox

Name of Deceased: OSBORNE, James
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary: June 20, 1946
Obituary:JAMES OSBORNE, 84, FORMER CITY ALDERMAN, DIES; LAST RITES HELD WEDNESDAY. James OSBORNE, aged 84 and a resident of Virden more than 45 years, died at the home of daughter, Mrs. Lyle EMERSON, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, the pastor, Rev. W. H. WERNEKE, officiating. Interment was in Virden cemetery. Music was furnished by Miss Margaret VIETTI, organist, and Mrs. Elmore HAYS, soloist. Pallbearers were J. W. PAGE, Wellman PAGE, Harold PAGE, Thomas DOWNES, George SMITH and Charles GWILT. Flowers ware carried by the following grandchildren, Georgie COX, May PAGE, Selina PAGE, Ellen PAGE, Jeanie PAGE, Eileen STRATTON, Beatrice HALL, Louise PAGE, Bendena OSBORNE and Marilyn OSBORNE. Survivors are two sons, John and Ben H. OSBORNE,; and two daughters, Mrs. Mary PAGE and Mrs. Hannah EMERSON, Virden; a sister, Mrs Enoch BISSELL, South Wales; eleven grandchildren and four great-grand-children. His wife Sarah Emma, preceded him in death in 1941. Mr. OSBORNE, son of John and Sarah WALTON OSBORNE, was born at Coseley, England Sept. 6, 1862. He was a retired coal miner. He served as alderman of the Fourth ward for 16 years, and was at one time assistant supervisor of Virden township. He was a member of the Elks in Springfield.

Obituary of Sarah Emma PAGE OSBORNE, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Jack Cox

Name of Deceased: OSBORNE, Sarah Emma PAGE
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary:
December, 1941
Obituary:Mrs James OSBORNE, a resident of Virden for more than fifty years, died at her home at 537 South Dey Street at 6:30 Tuesday evening, December 23 (1941) after a short illness. In 1884 she was united in marriage with James OSBORNE, who survives, together with two sons, John and Ben; two daughters, Mrs. Mary PAGE and Mrs. Hannah EMMERSON, all of Virden. Besides the children there are 11 grandchildren and several nephews and nieces, also a brother and sister in England. She was born on October 2, 1864 in Walbrook, Staffordshire, England. Her maiden name was Sarah Emma PAGE. She and her husband came to America in 1888 and in 1899 moved to Virden, which has since been their home. Four children preceded her in death. Mrs OSBORNE was a member of the Virden Presbyterian church and was always faithful in attendance on the church services, the Sunday school and the Missionary Society. She was a member of the Rebeccas*, the Pythian Sisters** and the American Legion Auxiliary.

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