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Obituary of Emma Burnettie WOOD ( LOVE), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: WOOD, Emma Burnetti (LOVE
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: June 28, 1911 
Obituary: Emma Burnettie WOOD died at her home in Barr township June 22, 1911. The deceased was a daughter of Samuel and Minerva LOVE and was born at the old homestead in Bird township November 16, 1865. Nettie, as she was more frequently called, was converted and joined the Baptist church early in life and lived a devoted Christian. She was married to John A. WOOD December 1, 1881. She was a kind and loving wife and a true helpmate to her husband. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, three sisters and three brothers, Namely: Mrs. Charles KESSINGER of near Carlinville; Mrs. Frank WASHBURN of near Hettick; Miss Delia who lives at home, and Newton of Garden City, Mo. and George. She bore her suffering patiently and was always thoughtful of those around her. In all her sickness she was fearful of being a burden to others, asking those who were watching by her bedside to lie down and rest and not worry about her. Nettie was ready and glad to go home to her loved ones. The night before she died we think she must have caught a glimpse of her beautiful home to which she was hastening. She spoke of seeing her dear father and mother who had preceded her to the better land. She was loved and respected by all who knew her and will be sadly missed by her friends and neighbors and a place is vacant in her home which never can be filled. We feel, we know, that Nettie is at rest, free from all pain and sorrow, hence we grieve not, as those who have no hope, and we hope to meet her somewhere, sometime, around the great white throne where there will be no more parting of loved ones. Funeral services were held at the Gilead Baptist church, conducted by Elder I. M. VAUGHN, assisted by Elder J. P. CASTEEL and Elder Wm. ENGLAND, pastor. Interment in Baptist cemetery.

Obituary of Mary Ellen WOODS (COMER) CARR, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: WOODS, Mary Ellen (COMER) CARR 
Name of Newspaper:  Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville, IL 
Date of Obituary: February 11, 1925 
Obituary: Death of Mrs. William WOODS. Mrs. Mary Ellen WOODS, wife of William WOODS, who resides in Bird township on the main Chesterfield road, died suddenly at 6 o'clock Thursday morning age 62 years. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel COMER and was married to Mr. WOODS in the neighborhood of 35 years ago. Besides her husband, she leaves one brother Lee COMER of this city, one sister Mrs. Nellie BENSON of Milford, Ill, and one step-daughter Mrs. Charles ARNETT of this city. Mrs. WOODS was well known as a kind and indulgent woman who always took an interest in the affairs of her neighborhood. Her sudden death is a shock to her relatives and neighbors. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the First Baptist church, attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The services were conducted by Rev. R. T. ____, pastor of the church. The pallbearers were all nephews of the deceased and they also had charge of the flowers, and were Coy and Fay COMER, Charles and William WOODS, Roy BATES, Morris COMER and Frederick and Comer BENSON. The interment was in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Mary WOODS (RAFFURTY), Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: WOODS, Mary (RAFFURTY
Name of Newspaper: The Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville , IL Page 4 
Date of Obituary: September 24, 1885 
Obituary: Chesterfield. It is with feelings of sadness that we are called upon to chronicle the death of one who was taken away in the springtime of life; of one who was surrounded with everything that was calculated to make life one bright vision of happiness; but also, loving friends and relatives could not stay the relentless arm of the destroyer; the tender husband was powerless to shield his treasure from the hand of the spoiler; the little loving, prattling child so dependent on a mother's care, could move no respite in the dread decree that had gone forth so mysteriously to sunder the silver cord of life, and to call away from all the endearments of a cherished home. The subject of our sketch died on the morning of the 15th last; Mary RAFFURTY WOODS, the beloved wife of Wm. WOODS and third daughter of James RAFFURTY, a former long time resident near Chesterfield. The deceased was 26 years, 1 month and 27 days old and leaves a bereaved husband and a little daughter, together with a large circle of sorrowing friends who mourn her loss. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. D. P. DEADRICK at the home of the deceased, in a most impressive manner at 2 o'clock p.m. on Thursday last. The attendance was very large and gave ample evidence of the esteem in which the family was held by the entire community. The floral offerings were most profuse and lovely, and their loveliness were fitting tributes of affection from the living to the dead. The sorrowing family and friends have the sympathy of all, which any words of ours can but feebly express, and the hope is entertained that he who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb will aid them to bear the heavy burden a mysterious providence has laid upon them.

Obituary of William E. WOODS, Macoupin County Illinois (c)2001 Submitted by: Sue Raffurty McMurry

Name of Deceased: WOODS, William E.
Name of Newspaper: Unknown, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: Undated Clipping
Obituary: Wm E. WOODS DIED SATURDAY AT AGE OF 91 YEARS Had spent his entire life in the vicinity where he passed away William E. WOODS, 91, a native of Bird Township, died at 9:15 A.M. Saturday, April 19, (1947) at his farm home. He had spent his entire 91 years in the vicinity where he passed away. His annual birthday celebration, generally observed by a gathering of the kin, was not held this year because he was in ill health, and twice this past winter he had suffered from pneumonia. Mr. WOODS was born in Bird township, March 8, 1856. For over ninety years he had watched the development of Macoupin County and his home township of Bird. He was a son of William and Janet HUGHES WOODS. His father was born in Yorkshire, England, August 2, 1810 and emigrated to America before his marriage and first located in Greene county. He lived there until 1833 when he moved to Bird township and he _____________________________________. The mother was born in Ayershire, Scotland and came to America in her girlhood. Wm. E. WOODS was the last survivor of the nine children born to them. In 1880 Wm. E. WOODS married Miss Mary RAFFERTY, and to them was born one child, Janet, who married Charles W. ARNETT. Mrs. WOODS died in 1885, and in 1889 Mr. WOODS was married to Mrs. Mary COMER CARR, who is also deceased. Mrs. ARNETT, who is now a widow, has resided with her father for a number of years, and has cared for him in his declining years. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Velma DUCKELS, William E. and Lorrin ARNETT, all of Carlinville, and eleven great-grandchildren. Wm. E. WOODS was one of the fine, upright, and highly esteemed residents of the Carlinville community, and his long life has been filled with good deeds. His home on "Woods Lane" has been one of the hospitable homes of that community, and in his passing Macoupin county has lost one of its splendid citizens. The body was removed to the Heinz funeral home where services were conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday. Rev. Fred BUCHHOLZ, of Dana, a former pastor of the Chesterfield United church, conducted the services. Mrs. Grant WILSON and Mrs. James HENDERSON of Chesterfield, sang "Sometime We'll Understand", and "Nearer My God to Thee", with Mrs. Ruby KEELE as accompanist. The interment was in the Carlinville City cemetery. The pallbearers were Wm. WOODS, Geo. WOODS, and P. R. NIXON, of Carlinville; Harry WOODS, Canton, Paul WOODS, Vandalia and Dr. Len WOODS of Roodhouse.

Obituary of Mary Louise WOOLLEY (COWAN), Macoupin County Illinois (c)2002 Submitted by: Chris Grove-Surgis

Name of Deceased: WOOLLEY, Mary Louise (COWAN
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer 
Date of Obituary:
March 13, 1911 
Obituary:  Death Calls Mrs. WOOLLEY Passed Away Monday Morning After a Long Illness Mrs. Mary Louise WOOLLEY died at her home, No. 506 Summer street at 10 o'clock Monday morning, in the fifty- sixth year of her age. Funeral services will be held at the late residence at 2 o'clock, Rev. Angus E. FERGUSON of the Episcopal church officiating, and she will be laid to rest in the city cemetery. Mary Louise CROSSEN was born in Western Mound Township January 1, 1855. On October 26, 1881, she was married to Herbert J. WOOLLEY, who departed this life June 17, 1909. To them one son was born, Clyde R., who survives his parents. Mr. and Mrs. WOOLLEY resided on the CROSSEN farm, not far from Chesterfield, until 1898, when they moved to this city and occupied the home where her husband had previously passed away. One sister, Mrs. Wm. WOODS, of near Chesterfield, also survives and mourns Mrs. WOOLLEY's demise. Death came almost as an angel of mercy to this good woman. She had been ill for a long time, and bedfast since last December, the physicians pronouncing her ailment to be pernicious anaemia. She was a very patient sufferer, and calmly realized her condition and awaited the end. She was a member of the Episcopal church. Friends who desire to look once more, and for the last time, upon her features, may do so previous to the funeral, but the casket will be closed at the time of, and during the funeral services.

Obituary of Basil L. WRIGHT, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Matthew Ferricks

Name of Deceased:
WRIGHT, Basil L.
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Democrat
Date of Obituary:
Dec. 14, 1910
Obituary:
Died at the Age of Ninety-Three (December 9, 1910).
Basil L. WRIGHT, of Girard, Passed Away Friday Afternoon. Funeral Services Sunday. On Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at his home in Girard, an old citizen and pioneer of Macoupin county was called to the great beyond, in the person of Basil L. WRIGHT, 93 years, 1 month and 6 days. His health had been gradually failing for the past year and the vital powers had slowly weakened until he was claimed by death. Mr. WRIGHT was one of the early settlers of this county and was a well known figure both in Carlinville and Girard, for many years. Deceased formerly resided in the vicinity, but for the past twenty eight years had lived in Girard. Basil WRIGHT was born in Kentucky on Nov. 3, 1817. He was one of a family of eight children, consisting of four brothers and five sisters. When a very young man he came to Illinois and had ever since been a resident of the state. Mr. WRIGHT was married three times. He is survived by his widow and the following children namely: Mrs. James SELLS, of Smith Center, Kansas; Mrs. Wm. BEASLEY, of Virden; Rev. Wm. WRIGHT of Ocean Park, Cal., Mrs. E.H. STEBBIN, of Jacksonville; and Mrs. Wm. RETHERFORD, of Pawnee. Also surviving him are a number of grandchildren. He had always been an active, energetic citizen and was that type of man who by upright and conscious conduct had made a name as an honored and respected neighbor and friend. Coming to Illinois as he had at an early day he took part in and experienced the trials and also the joys incident to the growth of this country from a wilderness to what it is today. Mr. Wright was a man who believed in and practiced in his daily life those sterling qualities which make for better manhood and womanhood. He lived a long active and useful life and left as a heritage, an honored and respected name, more to be prized than great wealth. The funeral services were held in Girard at the Baptist church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A.H. RHODES, of Carlinville, officiating assisted by the local pastor. The funeral was very largely attended. Interment was made in the Girard cemetery. Those from this city who were in attendance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Elsworth CHILES; Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. DENBY; Mr. and Mrs. Robert BORING; Judge J.B. VAUGHN; P.C. DAVENPORT and daughter; Miss Marguerite, and Rev. and Mrs. A.H. RHODES.

Obituary of John WRIGHT, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Matthew Ferricks

Name of Deceased:
WRIGHT, John
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Free Democrat
Date of Obituary:
February 13, 1862
Obituary:
Died (February 2, 1862) in the Service. - John WRIGHT, a member of Capt. Hunter's Co., in the 7th Reg., son of Bazel WRIGHT, residing on Bear Creek, was brought home dead last week. This is the second son Mr. WRIGHT lost in the army. Another, Wm. VAUGHN, a step-son of Mr. WRIGHT, who is also a member of the same company in which two others died, and who assisted in bringing John's corpse home, was taken suddenly ill at Church on last Sunday evening, and on Monday, we learned he was not likely to recover.


Obituary of Noah WRIGHT, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Matthew Ferricks

Name of Deceased:
WRIGHT, Noah
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Free Democrat
Date of Obituary:
Nov. 28, 1861
Obituary:
Died. At Mound City, Illinois, on the 7th last (November 7, 1962), Noah WRIGHT, aged 20 years, 1 month and 8 days. The subject of the above enlisted in Capt. ROWETT'S Company July 19th, 1861, for three years' service. When urged by some of his friends to remain at home, his reply was "I would rather go than see my father go," thus showing not only a love of country, but a final regard for his parent scarecely equaled by one so young. He was born in Morgan co., Ill., and removed with his father to this co. eight years since. At an early age he wisely sought his God, and set for his young companions an example of piety by uniting with the church at this place, and ever after sustaining a character in unison with his profession. During his last illness, which lasted but a few days, he expressed to his companions a hope in Christ and a willingness to die, requesting that his brother might be permitted to return his body to his friends at home for interment. And although his brother was not informed of the death until 3 days after the burial, he sought and obtained permission, through the kindness of his Captain, Geo. HUNTER, to disinter the body and bring it home, where it was a second time committed to the earth, followed by his numerous friends and acquaintances. P. C. W. Charity Church, Nov. 25, 1861

Additional Comments: Noah was the son of Basil and Rachel Wright. He served in the 7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Co. K

Obituary of Rachel WRIGHT, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Matthew Ferricks

Name of Deceased:
WRIGHT, Rachel
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary:
June 1, 1882
Obituary:
Died on Tuesday afternoon (May 30, 1882 ), in this city. Mrs. Basil WRIGHT, aged sixty four years. She was born in Tennessee, but has lived for many years in this section, and was beloved by all who knew her. Her remains were taken to Carlinville this morning for burial. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of this entire community in this hour of sorrow.


Obituary of Thomas WRIGHT, Macoupin County Illinois © 2006 Matthew Ferricks

Name of Deceased:
WRIGHT, Thomas
Name of Newspaper: Carlinville Free Democrat
Date of Obituary:
Feb. 11, 1858
Obituary:
Died. of scarlet fever, on Bear Creek, Feb. 10th, 1858, Thomas WRIGHT, son of Basil WRIGHT, aged 19 years and 4 months. He was a young man highly esteemed, a member of the Baptist church and died in full prospect of a happy immortality. He leaves a large family of relatives and numberous friends to mourn his loss.
Hes is not lost, but gone before,
For he has found the heavenly shore.





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