Obituaries o-r002, Macoupin County IL ©1998-2011


Obituary of Cyrus O. REYNOLDS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2006 Submitted by Catherine Nickens

Name of Deceased: REYNOLDS, Cyrus O.
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville
Date of Obituary: Nov. 28, 1936
Obituary:Funeral rites for Cyrus O. REYNOLDS, who was found dead on a farm near his home at Hettick at 9 o'clock Friday morning, will be held at the Hettick Baptist church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. REYNOLDS, who had been missing from his home since Wednesday afternoon, is thought to have died of heart failure while tramping over one of his farms. He was considered one of the wealthiest men in Macoupin county and his absence prompted a two day search by Sheriff Alva HENRY and a posse of more than 100 men.

Obituary of Francis Marion REYNOLDS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2006 Submitted by Catherine Nickens

Name of Deceased: REYNOLDS, Francis Marion
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
Nov. 15, 1905
Obituary: David LADLEY, of Palmyra, and his wife and son, Clinton, attended the funeral of Marion REYNOLDS here Sunday. Marion REYNOLDS departed this life Friday night at 7 o'clock after a short illness with lung fever, aged 77 years, 10 months and 21 days. He professed faith in Christ in 1880 at the Mount Olive school house and lived a Christian until he was called to meet his God. He was a member of F. M. church here, being one of the charter members when the church was first started. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss, a companion, two children, C. O. REYNOLDS, of Hettick; Wm. REYNOLDS, of Oklahoma; one brother, James REYNOLDS , of Hettick, and one sister, Mrs. Jane CRUM, of Missouri, besides many other relatives and friends. Rev. JOHNSON, of Greenville, who was pastor here for three years, conducted the funeral services at the F. M. church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock after which the remains were laid in the Joiner cemetery east of town to wait the morning of the resurrection.

Name of Deceased: REYNOLDS, Susan Ida  (DROKE)
Name of Newspaper:
Unknown
Date of Obituary: Unknown
Obituary: Susan Ida REYNOLDS, nee DROKE, of Western Mound township, was born Aug. 8th, 1868, and departed this life at 8:15 a. m., Saturday, Feb. 6th, 1897, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. A. H. DROKE, of Hettick neighborhood after a stay of three weeks. She was a sufferer for some time with that dread disease, consumption. She was married to William M. REYNOLDS Oct. 20th. 1892. The fruits of this union are two children, Grace three years old and Howard one year old, both of whom survive their mother and dearest friend on earth. Our sister was born, married, and died at the old homestead, something which rarely occurs in ones life. Being intimately acquainted with the deceased for most fifteen years and she attending a term of school to us, we feel just in saying her Godly life was an example for all to follow. She became a child of God at the age of fourteen years during a series of meetings held in the Baptist church at Bethel, conducted by Revs. Anthony and Alexander. SHORTLY after she was united with the M. E. church here, living a devoted Christian life. In 1892 she placed her membership in the Free Methodist church. She leaves a husband, two children, mother, brother, two sisters and a host of friends and other relatives to mourn her departure. Her father, Rev. J. W. DROKE preceded sister Ida to the Spirit land March 4th 1888. She has three sisters gone on before: Emma dying in infancy, Mattie GAVETT died Jan. 20, 1889 and Janula AULABAUGH died Aug. 24th, 1896. The funeral service was held at the Free Methodist church Sunday at 11:30 a. m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. F. ASHCRAFT assisted by her uncle, Rev. R. F. DROKE, of Waverly. There was a large congregation present to pay the last tribute of respect to one highly esteemed in our neighborhood, after which the remains were conveyed to the Joiner cemetery to await the resurrection.


Obituary of William REYNOLDS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2006 Submitted by Catherine Nickens

Name of Deceased: Reynolds
, William
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
May 16, 1906
Obituary: Wm. REYNOLDS, a former citizen of Hettick, but late of Oklahoma, who was on a visit in and about Hettick, for a couple of weeks, returned last Tuesday to his home in Oklahoma. A dispatch was received at Hettick Friday stating that shortly after he reached home, he dropped dead. The remains are being sent back to Hettick for interment.

Obituary of Horace M. RHOADES, Macoupin County Illinois ©2006 Submitted by Bernice Batess

Name of Deceased: Rhoades,
Horace M
Name of Newspaper: The Enquirer
Date of Obituary
: 26 Apr 1924
Obituary: Wife Julie A. Hendrick Survived by Willie B. Rhoades

Obituary of Clara RICE Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Christine Rice Harris

Name of Deceased: RICE, Clara 
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat 
Date of Obituary:
August 26, 1878 
Obituary: Sat. Aug. 24th, Aunt Clara RICE, after three months of intense suffering, passed away quietly, peacefully, like one going to rest. Mrs. RICE was born in Virginia and when 13 years of age moved to Kentucky, from thence to Morgan County, this state, but remained there only a short time, and about the year 1830 she moved to Macoupin County, settling on the farm now owned by A. FARMER, where she continued to live until 13 years ago, when she went to make her home with her daughter Mrs. S.J. STEIDLEY, where she has since resided. Had she lived until today, she would have been 81 years old. Her husband has been dead for 22 years. Mrs. RICE was one and the last one, of the M.E. Class organized here, has lived a zealous Christian life; simple and unassuming in manner she was respected by all who new her. At her funeral Sunday our four denominations were represented in the pulpit, each participating and delighting to do honor to true Christian Merit. Mrs. RICE leaves five children and a host of friends to miss her kindly face. There is an incident connected with this lady that is so extraordinary I cannot forbear its mention. Three of the RICE brothers married three sisters and raised large families in our midst, and now the brothers and sisters that were so closely united in life are all resting quietly in our cemetery PEN.

Obituary of Harry B. RICHARDSON, Macoupin County IL ©2008 Submitted by: Mary Richardson Neff

Name of Deceased: RICHARDSON,
Harry B.
Name of Newspaper: Unknown/Edwardsville, IL
Date of Obituary: 1/25/1915
Obituary: End Came Quickly Harry B. RICHARDSON Expires at CUNNINGHAM Residence He Was Making a Visit Here When Stricken By Pneumonia Harry B. RICHARDSON, a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas CUNNINGHAM of 520 South Buchanan Street, Edwardsville, died at the CUNNINGHAM home yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. RICHARDSON suffered from pneumonia. He was downtown last Monday and did not become seriously ill until THursday, when a doctor was called. The funeral will be held at the CUNNINGHAM residence tomorrow afternoon at 2:45 o'clock, Rev. Jas. R. SAGER, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, being in charge. On Wednesday morning the body will be taken to Barnett, east of Carlinville, where services will be held in the Christian church at 10 a.m. The interment is to be at Barnett. Six cousins, all of Barnett, and all named BARNETT, will act as pall bearers. Harry B. RICHARDSON was born on May 18, 1877 at Barnett, and died January 24, 1915 at Edwardsville. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. RICHARDSON. At the age of seventeen years Mr. RICHARDSON and his parents moved to Carlinville. He was married at Carlinville July 19, 1898 to Miss Sarah CUNNINGHAM. Immediately after the ceremony was performed the couple moved to a farm near Barnett. They resided there until Setpember 1914 when the family went to Ashland, Oregon, where they remained until January 1, this year. Since that time they have been living with Mr. and Mrs. CUNNINGHAM in Edwardsville. Mr. RICHARDSON became a member of the Christian church at Barnett at the age of twelve, and served as a deacon in recent years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Harold, age 14 and Thomas age 9, his father, who lives in Carlinville, and a sister, Mrs. William GREEN, of Barnett. His mother died at he home of her son at Barnett, September 17, 1906. Mr. RICHARDSON was a young man of splendid qualities, who was kind and affectionate to the members of his relationship and just an_____ ____tial in his dealings with hi___ ____ men. He is remembered with respect and esteem by all.

Obituary of Israel Thomas RICHARDSON, Macoupin County IL ©2003 Submitted by: Robert Richardson

Name of Deceased: RICHARDSON, Israel Thomas 
Name of Newspaper: The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton, KS 
Date of Obituary: August 9, 1929 
Obituary:  Israel Thomas RICHARDSON The Evening Kansan-Republican, Newton, Kansas, Friday 9 Aug., 1929, Page 2, Israel Thomas RICHARDSON was born Feb. 12, 1869, at Chesterfield, Ill., and passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 6, 1929, at 2:45, at Newton, Kas., at his home at 509 West Fifth. When he was quite young his parents moved to Texas then to Kansas when he was about ten years old. On Nov. 22, 1900 he was united in marriage to Miss Mildred CAMPBELL, and they lived in Newton since that time. To this union were born nine children, six daughters and three sons. One daughter died in 1920. Mr. RICHARDSON worked for the city of Newton about forty years. He joined the volunteer fire department in 1889 and was one of the drivers of the first horse drawn fire truck in this city. He has since served on both the police force and fire department. He was a member of the A. O. U. W. lodge. He was well known and respected throughout Newton and Harvey county, was a good father, a faithful husband and a true friend. He suffered a nervous breakdown six years ago and was in ill health since, being confined to his bed most of the last two months patiently bearing his suffering until the end. During the past year he gave his heart to his Savior and lived a consistent Christian life until his death. We shall miss Israel RICHARDSON, but we shall meet again on a brighter shore, for "We know that if this our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heavens." Mr. RICHARDSON leaves a great number of relatives and friends, including his widow, Mrs. Mildred RICHARDSON of Newton, sons Walter, Sedalia Mo., Albert, Strong City, Kans., John, Denver, Colo. daughters Mrs. Melvin CHAPMAN, Newton Belle, Pearl, Ruth and Faye, brothers, E. R. of Wichita, Frank, Newton, Leo, of New York city, sisters, Mrs. Ida PACKER, Liberal, Kans. Mrs. Ethel STEWART, Wichita, Mrs. Alice KNOBLOCK, Huntington Park, Calif., Mrs. Elsie GORDON, Newton, step-sisters, Mrs. Grover SHIDLER, Stillwater, Okla., Miss Eva CHAPPLE, Newton, aunt, Mrs. Robert PACKER, Newton, uncle Thomas RICHARDSON, Wichita, cousins, Mrs. E. L. DAVIS, Newton, Mrs. Russel STEVENS, Newton. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church Thursday afternoon, Aug. 8, conducted by the Rev. Irvin F. PARKER of the Church of God, in the absence of Rev. A. R. HARDY, pastor. Pall bearers were Chief F. P. MOORE, Charles WESTON, Fred FAGAN and Ralph KNEE of the fire department and Chief Jack SNYDER and Bob BROWN of the police department. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery, with the Carter Funeral Home in charge.

Obituary of Martha Ellen RIFFEY, Macoupin County IL ©2008 Submitted by: Connie Clark

Name of Deceased
: RIFFEY, Martha Ellen (SWARTZ)
Name of Newspaper: Virden Recorder
Date of Obituary:
June 4, 1886 
Obituary: Obituary for Martha Ellen RIFFEY /VR 6/4/1886 Martha Ellen RIFFEY, nee SWARTZ, died the seventh day of May 1886, in North Otter Township, county of Macoupin, State of Illinois, aged 35 years,7 months, and 16 days. The deceased was born September 21,1850 in Botetourt County, Virginia and was married to Mr. Fredrick R. RIFFEY 1/26/1870; immigrated to Illinois with her husband and children. She was identified in church relation with the German Baptist, but shortly after arriving in Illinois, she, with her husband, united with the M.E. church. She lived a devoted Christian life, a faithful wife, and affectionate mother. She had a vision of loved ones (long ago departed) just before she died, and calling them by name- her only sister (Mary), her sister's little girl (Jennie), also her own little girl (Gertie BELL), her mother and her husbands mother, all clothed in beautiful white. Her funeral was attended by a large company of sorrowing relatives and neighbors. The sermon was preached by her pastor, Rev. W W MCKINNEY from the text found in the 13th chapter and 7th verse of John. She was laid to rest till the first resurrection in the cemetery at Pleasant Hill.

Obituary of Ann Eliza RIGSBEY, Macoupin County IL ©2010 Submitted by: Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased
: RIGSBEY, Ann Eliza (CONN)
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
February 21, 1923 p5 col2
Obituary: RIGSBEY, Ann Eliza (CONN) Ann Eliza, daughter of William and Margaret CONN, was born in Garrad County, Kentucky, Feb. 26, 1846, and died at her home in Chesterfield, February 11th, aged 76 years, 11months and 16 days. She was united in marriage to Geo. WARD to which union were born two children--Boone, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Maggie Ione BANKS, of Chesterfield. She was married a second time on Jan. 29, 1877, to J. W. RIGSBEY. To this union were born two sons and two daughters, viz.: William A. RIGSBEY, of St. Louis; H. C. RIGSBEY, of Springfield; Mrs Anna May CLARK and Mrs. Della Valentine BRUCE, both of Chesterfield. She was converted when but a child and placed her membership in the M. E. Church in Chesterfield, August 22, 1891. She found joy in the service of God. she had a good understanding of God's word and tried faithfully to instruct her family in His will. She was anxious to lend a hand to the unfortunate. Deceased was the last of a large family of children and lived to be older than any of the others. She is survived by her husband, five children, fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral and interment were held Tuesday, February 13th.

Macoupin County Enquirer p 4, col. 3 (typed as is)
February 14, 1923
Death of Mrs. RIGSBY
Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor RIGSBEY, aged 80 years, who died Sunday at her home at Chesterfield was held Tuesday. Mrs. RIGSBY who was born in Kentucky, has resided in the Chesterfield vicinity most of her life and is quite well known. She was married to J. W. RIGSBY in 1877. The decedent is survived by two sons, W. A. RIGSBY of St. Louis and H. D. RIGSBY of Springfield; three daughters, Mrs. John BANKS and Mrs. Wallace BRUCE, both of Chesterfield and Mrs Henry CLARK of Carlinville.


Carlinville Democrat p.5, col 2
February 14, 1923
Chesterfield items
Sunday, February 11th, occurred the death of an esteemed friend and neighbor, Mrs. Anne Eliza RIGSBEY, wife of John W. RIGSBEY. For several years she had been in poor health, but bore her affliction with christian patience and fortitude. She was a kindly woman, a loving mother, finding her greatest happiness in her home, her grandchildren, and her flowers. We extend our sympathy to her sorrowing husband and children.

Obituary of John Wm. RIGSBEY, Macoupin County IL ©2010 Submitted by: Gloria Frazier

Name of Deceased
: RIGSBEY, John Wm
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
January 4, 1933 p3 c4
Obituary: John Wm. RIGSBEY, son of William and Margaret RIGSBEY, was born Oct. 10, 1854, in Garrard county, Kentucky, and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wallace BRUCE, on Dec. 27, 1932, at 7:30 a.m. aged 78 years, 2 months and 17 days. He was married to Mrs Anna Elizabeth COON WARD on Jan. 29, 1877. To this union four children were born -- William A. of St. Louis,; Henry Clay, of Springfield; Anna May, now Mrs. W. H. CLARK, of Carlinville, and Della V. now Mrs Wallace BRUCE, of Chesterfield. Mr. RIGSBEY joined the Methodist church August 22, 1891, under the ministry of W. T. HEATER. He is survived by his four children, two brothers, namely: Robert H. RIGSBEY, of Chesterfield, and D. J. RIGSBEY, of Crab Orchard, Kentucky, two sisters, Mrs. Amelia ROSS of Paint Lick, Kentucky, and Mrs Lucy ANDERSON, of Big Springs, Texas; a large number of nephews and nieces, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs John BANKS is a stepdaughter. He was a member of the M. W. A. lodge, No. 894, of Chesterfield. The funeral was conducted by Rev. F. A. BUCHHOLZ. Music was furnished by Mrs. W. W. DAMS, Mrs. Frank DAMS. Mrs. Elmer KEELE, pianist. Those in charge of the flowers were: Mrs. John KRENZER, Mrs. Harry PETERSON, Misses Alice RIGSBEY, Matilda and Mildred BRUCE. The following served as pallbearers: John KRENZER, Geo. CLARK, John BRUCE, Robert RIGSBEY, Dave and Charles RIGSBEY.

Obituary of Charlotte RING (EICH), Macoupin County IL ©2007 Submitted by: Marilyn Trover Galvan

Name of Deceased: RING, Charlotte (EICH)
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
June 29, 1898
Obituary: Demise of Mrs. F. W. RING
Mrs. F. W. RING died at her home in Girard, Thursday eve at 8:30, after a brief period of serious illness. Being advanced in years when she was stricken her demise was anticipated. A telegram Thursday afternoon summoned Geo. SIEGEL and wife and Mrs. August ZAEPPFEL to the bedside of their dear old friend and they went up on the accommodation, reaching there only in time to see her pass away. Mrs. RING is well know to all our older residents and had many intimate friends in this city where the family formerly resided. The funeral occurred Saturday morning from the residence in Girard.
(Note: Charlotte EICH RING was born Jan. 20, 1848 and died on June 24, 1898, She married Frederick Wilhelm RING on June 26,1863. She and her husband are buried on the west edge of the Girard City Cemetery.)

Obituary of George W. RIVES Macoupin County IL ©2007 Submitted by: Ruthann Rives Hellemeyer

Name of Deceased: RIVES,
George W.
Name of Newspaper: Argus
Date of Obituary:
March, 1920 
Obituary: George W. RIVES died at the Nazareth Home in Alton, Ill., on Monday, March 29, 1920, at 11:20 a.m., of hardening of arteries following an illness, which had continued for several years. He was aged 82 years, 5 months and 13 days. The deceased was born on the old Rives homestead, six miles southeast of Greenfield, May 13, 1837, he being the son of Rev. James and Elizabeth (HOOD) RIVES. He was married to Miss Jemima BEAL who died some ten years ago. Of this union ten children were born, nine of whom are still living. Mr. RIVES for many years was a resident of the Barr vicinity where he became an extensive land owner and where he was recognized as a successful farmer and stock raiser. A few years ago his advanced age and failing vitality caused him to move to Greenfield, but his health did not improve so he was taken to Alton where he made his home for a time with his son, S.C. Rives, but his condition gradually growing more feeble he was taken to the Nazareth Home where he could be better cared for and receive proper medical treatment, and where he died; Mr. RIVES was a man who was widely known throughout this section, honorable in his dealings with his fellow man and one who was held in high esteem by his neighbors and friends. His body was brought in this city on Tuesday and taken to the old family home in Barr Township. Funeral services were conducted at Asbury church yesterday morning at 11 o'clock. the interment taking place in the adjoining cemetery. Corrections by Ruthann Rives Hellemeyer (Great Granddaughter): Jemima Beal should be Jemima Deal.

Obituary of Jemima (DEAL) RIVES Macoupin County IL ©2007 Submitted by: Ruthann Rives Hellemeyer

Name of Deceased: RIVES, Jemima
Name of Newspaper: Argus
Date of Obituary:
Sept. 13, 1912 
Obituary: Mrs. Geo. W. RIVES, one of the old time residents of the Barr vicinity, died quite suddenly at 7:30 a.m. September 10, from a stroke of paralysis. Her maiden name was Jemima DEAL, she having been born March 9, 1838, in North Hampton county, Pennsylvania. She was united in marriage to Geo. W. RIVES January 26, 1860, the fruits of the union being ten children; Charles P., of Bunker Hill, Ill.; William H., deceased; James L., of Paris, Mo.; Augustus M., of Shipman, Ill.; George E., of Rock-bridge, Ill.; Leonora Estel�a at home; John E., Harry E., Everett A. and Stephen C., all of the Barr neighborhood. Besides eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren she leaves two sisters and four brothers, namely: Mrs. Mary E. HINCKLE, of Palmyra, Ill.; Mrs. Lucy HINTON, of Morrisonville, Ill.; George DEAL, of Riverton, Ill.; David DEAL, of Zenobia, Ill., and Rev. Francis DEAL of Los Angeles, Cal. She was converted in the year 1865 and united with the M.E. church at Asbury, where she continued her membership until she was called from earth. She was a kind and devoted mother, a loving and faithful wife and a good neighbor and will be greatly missed by those who knew her. Funeral services were conducted at the Asbury church, September 12, at 11 a.m. The interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

Obituaries from two different newspapers listed below for John F. Roach

Obituary of John F. ROACH, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Matthew Ferricks

Name of Deceased: ROACH, John F.
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary:
June 18, 1903
Obituary:
John F. ROACH Dead.
Dies (June 16, 1903) Suddenly While Seated in Chair.
Our citizens were sadly shocked Tuesday afternoon, June 16th 1903, when the report was phoned over the city that one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens John F. ROACH, a director in the Peoples bank had died suddenly from heart failure while seated in a chair in the bank. His death occurred at 4 o'clock. He a few moments before death spoke to Mr. Edward LITTLEPAGE, who was at the tellers window settling the days business with the two banks. Mr. ROACH asked the question: where did you do business at today? The old bank had moved their safe to their new building was the reason for the question. Mr. LITTLEPAGE ruined his head to make reply to the question when he saw Mr. ROACH'S head fall back on the chair in which he was seated. LITTLEPAGE called Mr. WELLS, they laid him down on the floor, holding his head in their arms. He made a feeble attempt to throw up, falling, laid back and died in the arms of the two gentlemen. Death came easy to him. Lifes light went out with the setting sun. He died as he had lived, gentle, peaceful, without a murmer his spirit took its flight to its haven of rest. The sad news of his death was carried to his bereft wife by Mr. S. Owen SMITH, president of the bank. It was truly a sad mission and heart rendering to inform her of the sudden death of her companion in life. It seemed untrue for it had not been but a short time since he had left his home. His body was tenderly born to his home by kind friends and neighbors. He had been complaining of his heart and during the day had called on Dr. R.S. COWAN, who made an examination and found his heart to be in bad condition. His death was no surprise to the doctor as he had informed Mr. ROACH of his ailment. John F. ROACH was born in Carroll county, Tennessee, August 16th, 1829. At the time of his death he was 73 years and 10 months old. His boyhood days were spent in his native state, Tennessee, where he received a common school education obtaining the same in winter months, as he was busy in the summer months helping to cultivate tobacco. In 1849, at the age of twentyone years he bought a team of oxen and commenced to brake prairies of Illinois. He broke the ground which the city of Girard is situated upon. The summer he followed plowing, in the winter teamed. He was united in marriage to Miss Martha H. CHERRY, November 12, 1852. To this union there were born four children, two of which preceded the father to the spirit land. Those living to mourn his death are Mary Etna, wife of Henry LEMON, and James Coy ROACH, both living near Girard. March 1854 he moved from near Carlinville to Girard, where he followed farming and stock raising. He was a successful breeder of short horn and other noted breeds of cattle. He was one of the largest stock dealers of southern Illinois. During the war he filled large governmental contracts, and was a noted shipper to St. Louis and Chicago markets. He had accumulated much land and was prominently connected with the banking interests of Girard. He had been at one time president of the Girard bank. At the organization of the Peoples bank he was made president, which position he kept until he asked to be relieved on account of old age. At the time of his death he was director of the Peoples bank, and made the bank his headquarters when in town. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and loved its teachings. He was a loyal member active in his church, ever ready to advance its cause. In his death Girard loses one of its oldest citizens, his wife a true, faithful husband, and the family a loving father. His funeral occurred today at 2 p.m. from the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Rev. R.D. MILLER of Petersburg, Ill., and Rev. B. BERRYHILL, pastor, conducted the funeral services. The church failed to hold even his friends from abroad, many stood in the church yard. The remains was followed to Girard cemetery by a large procession of friends. The pall bearers were John BEEBY, W.S. GARRETSON, Joseph LISTON, G.W. THOMPSON, and C. ARMSTRONG.

Obituary of John F. ROACH, Macoupin County Illinois © 2008 Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: ROACH,
John F
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Argus
Date of Obituary:
18 Jun 1903
Obituary: Death of John ROACH. The Girard correspondent mentions the death of John F. ROACH while sitting in his chair at his bank Tuesday evening. He was one of the older residents of Girard and widely known in the county. John F. ROACH was born in Carroll county, Tenn., Aug. 16,1829, his father a native of North Carolina, and with Gen. JACKSON at New Orleans. The latter removed to this county and died in 1861. John F. ROACH married Miss Martha H. CHERRY in 1852. Of the four children but two survive. The son, James McCoy, married a daughter of Jos. BIRD and lives in Girard. The deceased farmed a little, but moved into Girard about 1880, and dealt in stock. During the war he had a large contract to supply the army with beef. As a stock breeder later, he was very successful, and his breeds of short-horn Durhams were greatly admired. Aside from looking after his stock farm, he has for a number of years been engaged in banking, the People's bank being owned mainly by him and Jason N. MELLVAINE. Although he came from the south, he was always an anti-slavery man, and used to relate that he enjoyed going eight miles through a snow storm to vote for FREMONT in '56. His religious school was the Cumberland Presbyterian and he was a full scholar both in his party and church. But he was a man of unwavering integrity, and strenuous in every effort for the benefit of his community.

Two obituaries below for Martha H. (CHERRY) ROACH

Obituary of Martha H. ROACH (CHERRY), Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Matthew Ferricks

Name of Deceased:
ROACH, Martha H. (CHERRY)
Name of Newspaper:
Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary:
Aug. 16, 1917
Obituary:
Martha H. ROACH.
Martha H. ROACH was born December 11th, 1836 near Scottsville, Illinois and died at her home in Girard, Illinois August 12th 1917. She was the daughter of Harvy and Delilah CHERRY who were among the early settlers of this county. She was united in marriage to John F. ROACH November 14, 1852 of this union four children came to bless their home, two dying in infancy and the two surviving are Mrs. Mary Etta LEMONS and J. Coy ROACH, besides these there are 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. ROACH were received in the Girard Presbyterian Church in 1855 and were Charter members of this church. Mrs. ROACH being the last of the original charter members to respond to her masters call. Being loyal to Christ and the church, she was a most devoted, active member always manifesting the keenest interest in its welfare, attending the services regularly, giving liberally to the support of the church in every way. Many personal gifts have found their way into the church by her love and thoughtfulness. A faithful member of the Missionary Society giving a generous free will offering each year always designating that a part of some be sent to foreign fields. About two months ago she had a light stroke of paralysis and has slowly failed since. During her illness she manifested the most cheerful disposition, being always glad to see her friends and felt the warmest interest in their welfare. The prominent trait of her character was kindness and a desire to make others happy. In her home relations, always contributing to the comfort and pleasure of those around, self sacrificing even to fault. Her last moments were of peace and quiet, the rich perfume of her name and life can never be absent from the lives of those who knew her in her home. Her biography is told briefly and best by saying "She was a Christian". And to her noble Christian life and Character may be truly say "It was the end of a perfect day". The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. F.W. MCCLUSKY and interment made in the Girard cemetery.

Obituary of Martha H. ROACH (CHERRY), Macoupin County Illinois © 2008 Kay Stein

Name of Deceased: ROACH, Martha H. (Cherry)
Name of Newspaper: The Macoupin County Enquirer, Vol. LVII, No. 32, p. 10
Date of Obituary: Wednesday, 15 August 1917
Obituary: Mrs. Martha ROACH
Buried in Girard
Mrs. Martha H. ROACH, widow of the late John F. ROACH, who was one of the most successful stock growers in this section, pased (sic) away at her home in Girard Sunday morning, Aug. 12, after an illness of several weeks duration.
Mrs. ROACH, whose maiden name was Martha H. CHERRY, was a native of Macoupin county, where she was born near Scottville, Dec. 14, 1838. She was a sister of the late Thomas C. CHERRY, the first mayor of the city of Girard.
She was united in marriage to John F. ROACH, Nov. 14, 1852. She was the mother of four children, two of whom, Mrs. Henry LEMONS of North Otter, and J. Coy ROACH, of Girard, are surviving.
The funeral services were held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. F. W. McCLUSKY. Interment was made in Girard cemetery.
Contributed by: Kay Stein
Note: Obituary found on Macoupin County Enquirer microfilm roll # 68 at Carlinville Public Library. The 1838 birthdate is probably incorrect: she was probably born in 1836.

Obituary of Anna Ellen ROBERTS, Mrs., Macoupin County Illinois ©2006 Submitted by Crystal Jensen

Name of Deceased: ROBERTS
, Anna Ellen
Name of Newspaper: Edwardsville Intelligencer
Date of Obituary
: Feb 8, 1928
Obituary: Mother of Staunton Postmaster Is Dead
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Ellen ROBERTS, aged 81 years 6 months and 3 days, who died at her home at Staunton yesterday, will be at the residence at 2 P.M. Thursday.
Rev. A.M. EELS of the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church will officiate, with Rev. C.W.F. KING of Staunton Presbyterian Church assisting.
Mrs. ROBERTS was born August 4, 1846 in Wales. She had resided in Staunton many years and was the wife of the late James ROBERTS.
She is survived by three sons and four daughters; George A., Edwards, Thomas of Staunton; Mrs. E.E. KINGHORN of Denver and Mrs. Wm. Bruce, Miss Minnie BIRD, and Mrs. John W. SMITH, all of Staunton.
George A.ROBERTS is Postmaster at Staunton.
Note: Thon sons' name is printed as Edwards, not Edward. Transcribed as shown in obit.

Obituary of Bertha M FREY ROBERTSON, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 1998 Pam Ripplinger Name of Deceased: ROBERTSON (FREY), Bertha Marie Name of Newspaper: Staunton Star Times Date of Obituary: Feb 19, 1931 Obituary: MRS. BERTHA ROBERTSON PASSED AWAY Mrs. Bertha ROBERTSON of near Staunton on Friday morning at 1 o'clock passed away at the St. Francis Hospital at Litchfield. Mrs. ROBERTSON since about a year ago has been suffering from throat trouble, following an attack of quinsy, and paralysis developed. She was taken to the St. Francis hospital for treatment about two weeks before her death. On Wednesday of the past week she returned home and on Thursday night was again taken to the hospital, where she died early Friday morning. Pneumonia is given as the cause of death. Mrs. ROBERTSON was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold FREY and was born in Kentucky on January 9, 1909, hence attaining an age of 22 years, 1 month and 4 days. Several years ago she was untied in marriage with Samuel ROBERTSON and of their union a son, now four years old, was born. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home of her parents, three miles north of Staunton, followed by services at the Presbyterian Church in our city, Rev. J. A. OESCH officiating. Interment was at Memorial Park. Hymns in connection with the service were sung by the three MAIN brothers of Gillespie and the pallbearers were Russell STEWART, Steve KUPISCH, John MONSCHEIN, Russell BROWN, George MITCHELL and Gilbert WHITLOW. In addition to her parents, Mrs. ROBERTOSN is survived by her husband; one son, George Herbert; three brothers, Marshal, William (note: this is incorrect; should be Will Henry), and Carl, all of this vicinity; a grandmother, Mrs. Mary GLUR of Girard; a grandfather, Fred FREY of Pittsburg, Ky.; a great grandmother, Mrs. Jane JUSTIZ (JUSTICE) of Louisville, Ky., as well as a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The high esteem in which Mrs. ROBERTSON was held was plainly attested by the large concourse of friends who gathered to pay her the final tribute of respect.

Obituary of Peter Neilson ROBERTSON, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: ROBERTSON, Peter Neilson 
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield News-Herald 
Date of Obituary: February 4, 1929 
Obituary: BENLD MAN, NATIVE OF SCOTLAND, DIES HERE Peter ROBERTSON of Benld, age 53 years, 4 months and 11 days, a miner employed by Superior Coal Company at Sawyerville, died at St. Francis Hospital at 7:30 this morning of an illness of lengthy duration. Mr. ROBERTSON was born September 24, 1875 at Roseville, Scotland, the son of Samuel ROBERTSON and Elizabeth NELSON (NEILSON) ROBERTSON. The body was taken back to Gillespie by the Union Undertaking Firm.

Obituary of S. O. ROBERTSON, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: ROBERTSON, S. O.
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: Oct. 16, 1935
Obituary: Funeral services for S. O. ROBERTSON 67, of Palmyra, who died at 5:30 pm Monday in the Macoupin hospital, Carlinville, were held at the First Baptist Chruch in Palmyra, at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Rev. P.W. WEBB of Girard officiated and interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. ROBERTSON was prominent in Palmyra where he resided the greater part of his life and where he was manager of the Central Illinois Telephone Company many years. He was active in the Baptist church, where he served as deacon and superintendent of the Sunday School.
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary: Oct. 10, 1935
Obituary: Funeral services for S. O. ROBERTSON, 67, for many years manager of the Central Illinois Telephone Company here, were being arranged today. Mr. ROBERTSON died suddenly in Macoupin hospital in Carlinville Monday evening. He was apparently recovering from blood poison in one hand. His death resulted from a heart attack, physicians said. He had lived in Palmyra most of his life and was active in the Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a bachelor and is survived only by nieces and nephews.

Obituary of Samuel ROBERTSON, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: ROBERTSON, Samuel
Name of Newspaper: Gillespie News
Date of Obituary: June 5 1957
Obituary:Samuel ROBERTSON, 107 Western Avenue, Gillespie, died at 4:45 am Sunday, June 2, at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, where he had been a patient for four days. The deceased was born Januray 23, 1905 in Cowdenbeath, (Fife), Scotland, the son of William and Mary COOPER ROBERTSON.
When he came to the United States, Mr. ROBERTSON secured employment in the mines and was formerly foreman at Superior Coal Co. Mine No. 3 at Mt. Clare and since its closing was employed at Laclede Steel in Alton. Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Mae KLIEST, three sons, George, Belvidere, Kenneth ROBERTSON, with the U. S. Air Force in Africa and Donald, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Robert HEYEN, Dorchester and three brothers, James, Detroit, Michigan; Jack, Cerro Gardo, and William, Clarksburg, West Virginia. Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm Wednesday, June 5 from the Union Funeral Home in Gillespie with Rev. Donald L. LOWE officiating. Burial was in Benld City Cemetery.

Obituary of William "Willie" ROBERTSON, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Pam Ripplinger

Name of Deceased: ROBERTSON, William "Willie"
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Co. Enquirer
Date of Obituary: Dec. 10, 1953
Obituary: William ROBERTSON Funeral services were held yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon at Union Funeral home in Benld for William (Willie) ROBERTSON, 69 of Benld, who died at 10:10 Monday morning in Carlinville Area hospital where he had been a patient for 21 days. The Rev. J. W. WEBSTER, pastor of Benld Methodist church, officiated and burial was in Benld City Cemetery. Born Mar. 25, 1884, in Cowdenbeath, Fifeshire, Scotland, Mr. ROBERTSON was a son of Samuel and Elizabeth NELSON ROBERTSON. He had been a resident of this country for many years. Mr. ROBERTSON was a retired coal miner. His wife, Alice Mae, preceded him in death in 1948. He is survived by four sons, Sam ROBERTSON of Gillespie, James ROBERTSON of Detroit, Michigan, William ROBERTSON of Clarksburg, W. Va. and Jack Kenneth ROBERTSON of Cerro Gordo; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth ANDERSON of Benld and seven grandchildren and one great- grandchild, Pammy.

Obituary of William A ROBERTSON, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Dennis Watkins

Name of Deceased: ROBERTSON, William A. 
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat 
Date of Obituary:
February 12, 1880 
Obituary: A PATRIARCH AT REST - Our venerable townsman whose whitened locks have been familiar to us for nearly a quarter of a century, has been 'gathered to the fathers.' The sometime impaired mental vision now sees clearly 'on the other side' we may trust. Dr. Wm. A. ROBERTSON died at his residence in this city at 15 minutes before 1 on the morning of Feb. 5th. He was born at Liberty, Bedford County, Va., Oct. 27, 1803. In 1829 he was married to Ellen CLARK of Kentucky; came to Illinois in 1830 and settled near Edwardsville. He had previously attended Lafayette Med. College in Kentucky, but we believe never attempted to practice medicine. In 1835 he came to Carlinville. In 1845 opened a store and in 1851 gave up active business. His wife died after he came to Carlinville, and in 1844 he was married to Nancy H. HOLLIDAY, daughter of Charles HOLLIDAY, who survives him and has five children living. Dr. ROBERTSON was one of the largest land-owners and wealthiest men in the county. Although guarded and somewhat eccentric in his benefactions, he was quite liberal with his abundant means. The funeral services at the M.E. Church Friday evening were conducted by Rev. Dr. HURD and Rev. BEST, and attended by a crowded house.

Obituary of Preston ROBINSON, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Rick Doty

Name of Deceased: ROBINSON,
Preston
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
29 Feb 1888  
Obituary: - Hettick - - Died - At his residence, about four miles West of here, on Sunday evening, Mr. Preston ROBINSON, after a short illness.

Obituary of William ROBINSON, Sr., Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: ROBINSON, William, SR. 
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: August 9, 1911 
Obituary: Was An Old Settler - William ROBINSON, Sr. Had Lived in this County Since 1852. William ROBINSON, Sr. who died at his home on East Main street Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, was an old settler in this county, and had lived in Macoupin since 1852 continuously. He was born in Yorkshire, England, April 6, 1823 and was therefore aged 88 years, 4 months and 1 day. "Uncle Billy", as he was familiarly known, learned the trade of a blacksmith in the old country and in 1850, being then a strapping young smith, he came to America to make his fortune. He first located at Oriscany, New York state and for two years followed his trade there, but hearing marvelous stories of the great natural wealth of what was then the west- Illinois- he came to Chesterfield, this county. For the next ten years he plied his honest trade in that town, and then moved to a farm in Bird township in what was then known as the "Kent Point" neighborhood, now known as Long Point. He established a wayside blacksmith shop on his farm and worked at his trade when called upon to mend a wagon or shoe a horse for those who passed that way. In 1883 as age was coming over him with its enfeebling power, he retired from active work and moved to Carlinville, and here he remained until death took him. Mr. ROBINSON, joined the Long Point Methodist church soon after its organization, and was a consistent member until he moved to Carlinville, when he affiliated with the local M.E. church by letter and had since been a member thereof. He was an honest, conscientious man, a good husband and father, a kind neighbor and a good citizen. Mrs. ROBINSON,, wife of the deceased, passed into the Great Beyond July 27, 1902, leaving her aged companion to linger here for awhile alone except for the loving ministrations of their children, who are: William, Jr., Mrs. Eliza HAYWARD and Mrs. Eva ADAMS. The two first named are residents of this city and Mrs. ADAMS lives west of town. Another son died after he had attained to main's estate. His name was Benjamin. For the past three years "Uncle Billy" had been an invalid and bedfast. His ailment was senility, due to his advanced age, and neither the skill of physicians nor nursing could restore to him the vitality and strength which the years had taken away. He passed peacefully to his rest and without fear entered into eternity. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Wednesday, August 9 at 2 p.m. Rev. A. B. PECK will preach the sermon and the body will later be consigned to a tomb in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Elizabeth ROBISON (REDMAN), Macoupin County Illinois ©1998  Mary Ann Kaylor

Name of Deceased: ROBISON, Elizabeth (REDMAN
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat 
Date of Obituary:
August 12, 1897 
Obituary: Washington--Elizabeth REDMAN was born in Frankford Co., Indiana September 6, 1822. At the age of 8 she came with her parents to this county. She was united in marriage to Presley ROBISON on March 23, 1849. Their children were: William H.; Isaac N.; George C.; James A.; Marshal; Lona A. and M. Belle. The husband and two of the children � James and Marshall preceded her to the world beyond. In February 1869 she united with the Baptist Church at Bethel and since has been a faithful member of that church. "Aunt Betty" as she was familiarly called, has lived in this community a great number of years and has enjoyed good health until about 6 years ago when she was stricken with paralysis from which she never fully recovered. About 5 weeks ago she was taken seriously ill. Everything was done for her relief and comfort by loving hands. She bore her suffering patiently until Wednesday at 7:45p.m. when she quietly fell asleep to awake in heaven. She was a true devoted wife, a kind and loving mother and a good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. With her kindness to everyone she endeared herself to all who knew her. The remains were followed to the Asbury Church on Thursday morning August 5 by a large concourse of sorrowing fiends. Funeral services at 10:00a.m. conducted by Rev. FITZGERALD, of Greenfield. The burial was immediately after in the cemetery nearby. The family has the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

Obituary of Presley ROBISON, Macoupin County Illinois ©1998 Submitted by: Mary Ann Kaylor

Name of Deceased: ROBISON, Presley 
Name of Newspaper: Greenfield Argus 
Date of Obituary: 25 Feb 1888 
Obituary: Barr's Store: - UNCLE PRESS ROBISON we are grieved to chronicle, departed this life on the 20th last. His death was very sudden, he being able to attend church Saturday night. The cause of his death was a cold contracted attending the protracted meeting at Bethel. The funeral took place from his late residence on Tuesday at 2 o'clock the remains being interred in the Asbury cemetery.

Obituary of Olive BEEBY ROBLEY, Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by: Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: ROBLEY, Olive BEEBY
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: 15 Jan 1948
Obituary:Mrs. Olive ROBLEY, 95, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of her son, Lee ROBLEY in Girard after a short illness. Mrs. ROBLEY was the widow of Richard P. ROBLEY who died Jan. 22, 1935. She is survived by a son, Lee ROBLEY, of Girard; two brothers, Warren and Frank BEEBY, both of Eldred. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the C. M. Shane funeral home in Girard. The Rev. E. A. McFARLAND officiated and burial was in Girard cemetery.

Obituary of Humphrey RODGERS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: RODGERS, Humphrey 
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin Times
Date of Obituary:
January 27, 1870 
Obituary: Near Wilmington, Green county, on Wednesday (Jan 19) of last week, Mr. Joseph FIELDS was on a straw stack for the purpose of shooting crows, when in sliding down, his gun was discharged, and the load took effect in the body of Mr. Humphrey RODGERS who was riding by. Over 200 shots penetrated his body and killed him instantly.

Obituary of John A. ROGERS, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: Sharon Haennelt

Name of Deceased: ROGERS, John A. 
Name of Newspaper: Virden Reporter
Date of Obituary:
15 Oct 1886
Obituary: ROGERS, JOHN A, the well- known proprietor of the Wild Rural Park , died at his home at that place on Monday morning, Oct 6th of dropsy, aged about 48 years. His last request was that he should be buried with his feet towards the west. the funeral took place on Tuesday and his wish complied with. The remains were interred at Sulphur Springs, a mile west of the park.
Quoted from: Virden, Illinois, and Vicinity Obituaries Volume 11-1886 Through 1889 by Littleton P. Bradley.

Obituary of Mathias ROHR, Macoupin County Illinois ©1999 Submitted by: Patricia Lorenz

Name of Deceased: ROHR, Mathias 
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat 
Date of Obituary:
Wed., May 2, 1928 
Obituary: Death of Old Soldier. Mathias ROHR, a veteran of the Civil war, died at his home on West First North street in Carlinville, Monday morning, April 30, at 11:15 o'clock. He had reached the advanced age of 90 years, 8 months and 26 days. The deceased had resided in Carlinville for 70 years. For nearly 10 years he had been an invalid and was confined to his home in a wheel chair. He was born in Oldenberg, Germany, and when about 19 years of age came to America with a Mr. ROGGE. They came to Carlinville where he has since made his home. He served in the Union army during the Civil war and a greater part of the time was stationed at Cairo. He was united in marriage with Miss Dena MEIHER of Carlinville, in 1866. To this union nine children were born, all of whom survive, namely: Mrs. Hattie LOGES, Mrs. Tillie SCHUPMANN, John ROHR, of Carlinville; Frank ROHR, Mrs. Fred A. KALBRIER, of Chicago; Mrs. Flora CRAWFORD of Alton; Mrs. Lydia CUNNINGHAM, of Edwardsville; Edward ROHR of Carlinville, and Samuel ROHR of Chicago. Mrs. ROHR passed away in 1916. Besides the children above named he is survived by a number of grandchildren. Mr. ROHR was one of our respected citizens and was well known to many of the older residents of Carlinville and community who held him in highest esteem. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the house at 2 o'clock and 2:30 o'clock from St. Paul's Evangelical church. The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Walter OTT. The interment was in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Andrew ROSSMAN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2009 Submitted by: Don Barnard

Name of Deceased: ROSSMAN
, Andrew
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
May 21, 1902, Front Page, Column 3: 
Obituary: Death of Andrew ROSSMAN
Andrew ROSSMAN, one of the oldest residents of this city, died at his home in the east part of the city, Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock, of dropsy, aged 75 years.  Mr. ROSSMAN has been a resident here since 1871, previous to which time he was a steamboat man and ran on the Mississippi river.  He was an old soldier, having been a member of the 155th Ill. Vol. Inft.  Dan MESSICK Post, of which he was a member, will attend the funeral in a body and the services will be conducted by them at the cemetery. Deceased is survived by the widow and one son, Ferdinand, and two daughters, Mrs. Rudolph RAAB and Mrs. Manning PHELPS.  He had a host of friends in the circle in which he moved, and his death is universally regretted by many.  The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. The funeral of Andrew ROSSMAN occurred from the Evangelical church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The Grand Army of the Republic attended in a body and had charge of the services at the grave.  Rev. Reimeier preached the funeral discourse.  The attendance of friends and acquaintances was quite large and the floral tributes were beautiful.  The remains were consigned to the tomb with the honors of the past.  The family has the sympathy of all in their loss. Researcher's note: Andrew ROSSMAN was buried in the Carlinville City Cemetery, Macoupin Co., Illinois.  His tombstone reads "Andrew ROSEMAN".

Obituary of Gertrude (SHIRMER) ROSSMAN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: Don Barnard

Name of Deceased: ROSSMAN
, Gertrude
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
June 1, 1901 
Obituary: MRS. GERTRUDE ROSSMAN DEAD. Died at the home of her son, Mathias ROSSMAN, in the third ward, this morning at 3 o'clock, Mrs. Gertrude ROSSMAN (nee SCHIRMER), aged 82 years, 3 months, 19 days. Mrs. ROSSMAN was a sufferer for a long time from a cancer being confined to her bed for 5 months. The deceased was born in Hannover, Germany and emigrated to this country, going to St. Louis, where she met and married Matthias ROSSMAN, afterwards removing to this city, where she has resided for the last fifty years. Six children were result of this union, of whom two survive, Mathias ROSSMANN of this city, and Mrs. Rosa LAAGER, of Collinsville. There are 27 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her to the grave about 13 years ago (10 September 1888). The funeral will occur Sunday afternoon from St. Joseph's Catholic church at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Catholic cemetery."

Obituary of Mathias ROSSMAN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: Don Barnard

Name of Deceased: ROSSMAN
, Mathias
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary:
Sept. 12, 1888
Obituary: "Matthias ROSSMAN, aged 63 years, died at his home in this city Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Funeral from the residence at 8 p.m. yesterday. The deceased had just returned from Germany, wither he had gone for his health."

Obituary of Mathias Carl ROSSMAN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: Don Barnard

Name of Deceased: ROSSMAN
, Mathias Carl
Name of Newspaper: Litchfield (IL) Herald
Date of Obituary:
2 February 1921 
Obituary: CONDUCTOR ON I.T.S. KILLED IN ACCIDENT M. C. ROSSMAN of St. Louis, Mo., employed as a conductor on the I.T.S. out of St. Louis, died at St. Francis hospital at 9:15 last night from injuries he received at 7 o'clock yesterday evening at Staunton while coupling cars. He was crushed between two cars and suffered internal injuries. The accident occurred two blocks from the station at Staunton. He was immediately brot (sic) to St. Francis hospital where he died a few minutes afterwards. The deceased was born at Carlinville and at the time of his death was 34 years of age. Besides his mother, Mrs. Anna ROSSMAN of St. Louis with whom he resided, he is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Emma MARIETTA of Carlinville, Mrs. Stella WILLIAMS of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Kate HYDE, Dodge City, Kans., Mrs. Lillian GRONEMANN and Mrs. Frieda TARLING of St. Louis; four brothers August, John and Frank of St. Louis and William of Panama. Mr. ROSSMAN saw a years service in France during which time he served as an engineer. An inquest is now being held at Costello's Undertaking parlor. The remains will be taken to Carlinville some time this evening where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the residence of his sister, Mrs. MARIETTA. Burial will be in Carlinville City Cemetery. Mr. ROSSMAN was very well known in Gillespie and Staunton.

Obituary of Mathias Henry ROSSMAN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: Don Barnard

Name of Deceased: ROSSMAN
, Mathias Henry
Name of Newspaper: St. Louis, Post-Dispatch
Date of Obituary:
28 December 1918
Obituary: "ROSSMANN--Entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 27, 1918 at 5 a.m., (Mathias) Henry ROSSMANN, beloved husband of Anna E. ROSSMANN (nee SCHLICHT), our dear father; brother of Mrs. Rosa LAAGER, and our dear grandfather and father-in-law, at the age of 62 years. Remains can be seen at the Kron chapel, 2707 North Grand avenue until Saturday at 10 p.m. Interment Sunday afternoon at Carlinville, Ill. City Cemetery."

Obituary of Dick ROUTZAHN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: ROUTZAHN, Dick
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer 
Date of Obituary: December 1, 1913 
Obituary: Dick ROUTZAHN Daily Enquirer 12-1-1913 The many friends of Dick ROUTZAHN, as he was most popularly known, were shocked at he new of his death, which was telephoned to this city from his home in Girard, shortly after the noon hour, Friday. Mr. ROUTZAHN was one of the most extensive stock buyers in the county and a farmer on a large scale as well. He was one of the most influential citizens of Girard and was liked by everybody. Mrs. ROUTZAHN has been ill for several weeks and at one time seriously so, but had gotten much better and had been in this city since that time. Only Thursday he consulted one of the leading specialist of Central Illinois and was told he needed a long rest. He was taken very sick early Friday morning and his sister, Mrs. E. C. KNOTTS, of this city, left at once for his bedside. Mr. KNOTTS went to Girard as soon as the word of the death was received. Mr. ROUTZAHN was a man about 42 years of age, just in the prime of life and his death is a loss to the community. He is survived by his wife and four children, one daughter and three sons, the oldest son Lynn, is a student at Blackburn.

Obituary of Robert RUSHER Macoupin County Illinois ( 2000 Sue McMurry) MACOUPIN COUNTY ENQUIRER, CARLINVILLE, ILLINOIS, DECEMBER 1, 1943 Brushy Mound Farmer Succumbs to Paralytic Stroke - Rites for Robert RUSHER, 81, Conducted Sunday at Heinz Funeral Home - (Died November 25, 1943) Succumbing to a paralytic stroke, which he suffered at 10 o'clock Sunday morning, Robert RUSHER, well known and highly respected farmer of Brushy Mound township, expired at 5:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving day at his home about eight miles south of Carlinville. Although he lived to be 81 years, 2 months and 5 days of age, he had remained in fair health, suffering only from the natural infirmities of old age, and prior to his last illness was able to be up and about the farm place. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at x:30 (?) o'clock at the Heinz Mortuary here, with Rev. L. E. Sutton, pastor of the Baptist church of Nilwood, officiating. Two hymns, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul" were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rice, Miss Dorcas Urquhart, James McPeak and Mrs. Anna K. Trabue. The body was laid to rest in the Hacke cemetery in Brushy Mound township, with John Killam, Chester Winson, Claarence Rice, Clinton Caudle, Robert Taylor and Tony Grichnik serving as pallbearers. Mr. RUSHER was born in Polk township, Sept. 20, 1862, a son of William P. and Sarah ADAMS RUSHER. He was a lifelong farmer, spending part of his earlier life in Montgomery county before returning 41 years ago to his native county where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church. Survivors are his sons, William RUSHER, at home, and Ray RUSHER of Gillespie, 10 grandchildren, and a wide circle of friends.

Obituary of Ulysses S. RUSHER, Macoupin County Illinois 2001 Joyce McKinnon Name of Deceased: RUSHER, Ulysses S. Name of Newspaper: unknown Date of Obituary: Oct. 1935 Obituary: Ulysses S. RUSHER, aged 65 years one month and 16 days, passed away Sunday at his home, 3400 Fulton St., Chicago. The remains were shipped by train to Atwater and were removed to the Bethel cemetery in Shaws Point township where funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. under the gravesite tent. Rev. Baxter HALE of Carlinville, officiated at the services. A beautiful solo was sung bt Rev. HALE and his brother. Interment was made in the Bethel cemetery. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob RUSHER. He was affiliated with the Baptist church and was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. He is survived by his wife, Margaret RUSHER, and four children and one sister. Submitted by: Joyce McKinnon E-mail: Mckejon2@aol.com

Obituary of Walter Lorenzo RUSHER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Joyce McKinnon

Name of Deceased: RUSHER, Walter Lorenzo 
Name of Newspaper: unknown 
Date of Obituary: April 1903 
Obituary: Lonie RUSHER, a son of Mr. and Mrs. U.S. RUSHER of Atwater died April 22, 1903; aged 4 years 3 mo. and 4 days. He was afflicted with whooping cough from which he died. "Another little lamb has gave. Another little darling babe is shelterd in the grave God needed more angel child, Amidst his shining band, And so He bent with loving smile And clasped our darlings hand." May his rest be sweet. (Walter Lorenzo RUSHER is buried with his father in Bethel cemetery, Shaws Point township, Macoupin Co., IL.)

Obituary of William J. RUSHER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: RUSHER, William J. 
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: May 13, 1902 
Obituary: William J. RUSHER Dead - Expires at His Home Monday, After a Lingering Illness. William J. RUSHER passed away at his home in this city Monday afternoon at 5:10 o'clock, after an illness extending over a period of several years. He was aged 53 years, 8 months and 22 days. Mr. RUSHER was born in Rockville, Ind., July 20, 1848. When he was two years of age he came to this city with his parents and had been a resident of this city ever since. On January 6, 1872, he was married to Miss Jennie SANDS, to which union two children were born, Mrs. Charles LERITZ, of Kansas City, and Harry RUSHER, of Memphis, Tenn. His first wife died, and he married the second time to Miss Nellie BRINK, who survives him. Two children were born of this union. This second marriage occurred August 14, 1884. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the house at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. A. LUCAS, pastor of the Methodist church, under the auspices of Carlinville Lodge No. 107, I.O.O.F., of which the deceased was a number. The remains will be taken to St. Louis Wednesday morning on the 6 o'clock train, where they will be cremated, according to his request. The deceased was well known in the city and county, and frequently held positions of trust, at the hands of the people. He had been a sufferer for years, and for the past three years has been unable to leave his bed without assistance. His vitality was remarkable, and attracted widespread attention. Up to the time of dissolution (?) he retained consciousness. Mr. RUSHER was a member of the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen lodges, and carried $2,000 insurance in the latter order. Death to him was a sweet relief, as he was conscious that he never could be cured of his malady. His stricken widow, who stood by him nobly through all trials, has the sympathy of the entire community.

Obituary of William Robert RUSHER, Macoupin County Illinois 2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry Name of Deceased: RUSHER, WILLIAM ROBERT Name of Newspaper: MACOUPIN COUNTY ENQUIRER, CARLINVILLE, IL Date of Obituary: December 1, 1943 Obituary: Brushy Mound Farmer Succumbs to Paralytic Stroke - Rites for Robert RUSHER, 81, Conducted Sunday at Heinz Funeral Home. Succumbing to a paralytic stroke, which he suffered at 10 o'clock Sunday morning, Robert RUSHER, well known and highly respected farmer of Brushy Mound township, expired at 5:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving day at his home about eight miles south of Carlinville. Although he lived to be 81 years, 2 months and 5 days of age, he had remained in fair health, suffering only from the natural infirmities of old age, and prior to his last illness was able to be up and about the farm place. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at x:30 (?) o'clock at the Heinz Mortuary here, with Rev. L. E. SUTTON, pastor of the Baptist church of Nilwood, officiating. Two hymns, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul" were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence RICE, Miss Dorcas URQUHART, James MCPEAK and Mrs. Anna K. TRABUE. The body was laid to rest in the Hacke cemetery in Brushy Mound township, with John KILLAM, Chester WINSON, Claarence RICE, Clinton CAUDLE, Robert TAYLOR and Tony GRICHNIK serving as pallbearers. Mr. RUSHER was born in Polk township, Sept. 20, 1862, a son of William P. and Sarah ADAMS RUSHER. He was a lifelong farmer, spending part of his earlier life in Montgomery county before returning 41 years ago to his native county where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church. Survivors are his sons, William RUSHER, at home, and Ray RUSHER of Gillespie, 10 grandchildren, and a wide circle of friends.

Obituary of Lena BOHLEN RUST

Macoupin County Illinois 2000 Kenneth R Doty Jr Name of Deceased: RUST, Lena Name of Newspaper: BUNKER HILL GAZETTE-NEWS Date of Obituary: 1 April 1932 Obituary: Mrs. Lena RUST passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward SCHALLER at Dorchester, Ill., Tuesday, March 29th at 11:45 a.m. age seventy years, four months and eighteen days. She was born at Dorsey, Ill., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hulbert BOHLEN and lived in that community until the year 1882. On October 15,1882,she was united in marriage with Herman RUST of Staunton, of this union was born seven children, five boys and two girls. Mr. RUST passed away and in 1903 Mrs. RUST was united in marriage to Henry BERTELS, one child, Mrs. Luella KUETHE, now deceased, was born to this union. Mr. and Mrs. RUST after their marriage moved to a farm three miles south of Dorchester, Ill., where she lived until 10 years ago when she went to live with her daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Ed SCHALLER. Mrs. RUST was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church at Dorchester, and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society, and was held in high esteem by her many friends and aquaintances. She had only been ill for about two weeks suffering from LaGrippe which latter developed into pneumonia. Those left to mourn the loss are her children Henry RUST, Wm. RUST, Edward RUST, Frances, now Mrs. Fred BAUER, Otto and Fred, two other sons and the daughter Luella KUETHE preceded the mother in death. Funeral services were held Thursday; March 31,1932 at 2:00 p.m. from the Evangelical church at Dorchester, Ill., Rev. L. KREKELER, officiating. The body was brought here and laid to rest in the Bunker Hill cemetery. Pallbearers were six nephews Henry, Harry and Herbert SAATHOFF, Henry and Herman SUHLING and Albert RUST.

Obituary of Otto John RUST Macoupin County Illinois (c)2000 Kenneth R Doty Jr Name of Deceased: RUST, Otto John Name of Newspaper: MACOUPIN COUNTY ENQUIRER Date of Obituary: 14 JANUARY 1931 Obituary: Otto John RUST passed away at a Springfield hospital on Jan.6, 1931 at the age of 33 years, 3 months and 10 days. He was the youngest son of Herman (deceased) and Lena RUST and was born on a farm about two and a half miles south of Dorchester. He had been ailing for several weeks. After submitting to a surgical operation he passed away a week later. Several years ago he was married to Miss Mayme McWILLIAMS of Gillespie. He was confirmed as a member of the Lutheran church at Gillespie. Most of his life was spent in and around Dorchester, excepting the few years he resided in Gillespie. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence in Gillespie, the pastor, Rev. KREKELER officiating. The Masonic lodge had charge of the services at the grave. Interment in Mayfield Memorial Park cemetery, near Carlinville. Those who are left to mourn his demise are his wife, his aged mother, Mrs. Lena RUST, two sisters, Mrs. Frances SCHALLER, Mrs. Sophia BAUER; three brothers, William and Edward of Dorchester and Henry of Granite City, besides other relatives and friends.

Obituary of Mrs. Susan RUYLE  Macoupin County Illinois ©2000 Submitted by: Georgia FERRY

Name of Deceased: RUYLE, Susan 
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat 
Date of Obituary:
November 24, 1915 
Obituary: MRS. SUSAN RULE/RUYLE, aged 80 years and 1 month, died at the home of her son, William Jefferson JACKSON, in Honey Point on Sunday morning, November 14, 1914 after an illness of several weeks. She was a native of Tennessee; but for more than fifty years she has been residing in this vicinity. She was thrice married, Eli JACKSON and James Felix RULE both having preceded her to the grave. She is survived by two sons, William Jefferson JACKSON, and Solan JACKSON; the latter resides in Oklahoma; one daughter, MRS. Martha HENDRICKS, of New Athens, IL. The funeral services were conducted at the Honey Point Baptist Church Tuesday morning, November 16, at 11 0'clock, Rev. J. H. Rice, of Medora officiating. Interment was in the Corr Cemetery.

Obituary of Julia Ann RYAN, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis

Name of Deceased: RYAN, Julia Ann 
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer 
Date of Obituary:
February 27, 1889 
Obituary: Died Girard In this city, on last Friday morning, Mrs. Julia Ann RYAN, aged 86 years and 12 days. Funeral services took place at the Christian church on Sunday, at 2 p.m., Rev. M. V. KLITZMILLER officiating. After which the remains were conveyed to the cemetery and there deposited by the side of her husband, who entered into rest in March 1880. She leaves five boys and two girls, among whom are S. C. RYAN and Miss Joshua RYAN of this city, who have faithfully watched at bedside during her long illness, up to the time of her last moments, the family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.






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