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Obituary of Orville SIMMERMAKER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove Surgis
Name of Deceased: SIMMERMAKER,
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary: March 11, 1911
Obituary: Orville SIMMERMAKER, aged about 35 years, died at his home near Plainview at 1:15 p.m., Friday. He leaves his wife and two children The deceased was a brother-in-law of J. W. MORGAN of this city, proprietor of Morgan's livery barn. Mr. SIMMERMAKER's death was caused by a complication of diseases and he had been ill for some time. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Obituary of John SIMPSON, Sr, Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 ©1998 Shawn Corder.
of Sarah A SIMPSON (FISH), Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998
Shawn Corder. Name of Deceased: SIMPSON,
Sarah Ann (FISH)
Name of Newspaper: The White Hall Register
Date of Obituary: February 22, 1924
Obituary: Greene County, Illinois The White Hall Register February 22, 1924 JOHN SIMPSON, SR. was born in Yorkshire, England November 5, 1836 and died at home of daughter, Mrs. Best ROSE, White Hall, February 19, 1924, age 87 years. His parents were James and Eliza SIMPSON. His father died when he was quite young and his mother passed away a number of years ago in England. Near the close of the Crimean War, Mr. Simpson joined the 11th Hssars, taking part in the battles of Balaklava and Inkerman, coming to America at the age of 18 or 20. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in Co. G., 59th Reg. of Ill. and served until the close of the war, taking part in many important battles. He was wounded in the right knee at Perryville, Kentucky causing permanent injury, being honorably discharged at close of the war, he returned to Carrollton and was married to Sara FISH of that place October 17, 1865. Ten children born, M/Mrs SIMPSON had lived together 57 years at the time of Mrs. SIMPSON's death last year. Services held at Rose home, burial in Carrollton Cemetery.
Name of Newspaper: The White Hall Register
Date of Obituary: May 25, 1923
Obituary: Greene County, Illinois The White Hall Register May 25, 1923- Carrollton MRS. SARAH ANN SIMPSON, age 77, wife of JOHN SIMPSON SR. died at home of her daughter, Mrs. Best ROSE in White Hall May 23, 1923. She was daughter of Edwin and Eliza EMMERSON FISH, born in London, England, July 8, 1845. When 5 years old came to America with parents and had resided in Greene County most of her life. Besides her husband, who is a veteran of the Civil War, past 86, she is survived by four children: Anna, wife of George CROWCRAFT, Roodhouse, John SIMPSON, JR., Carrollton, Lucy, wife of Best ROSE, White Hall and Elizabeth, wife of Floyd PINKERTON, Berdan. Mrs. J.A. STOUT of Trenton, New Jersey is her only surviving sister, service at late home, burial in Carrollton Cemetery.
Obituary of Anton SLAPAK, Macoupin County Illinois ©2008 Rick Doty.
Name of Deceased: SLAPAK, Anton
Name of Newspaper: Mt.Olive Herald
Date of Obituary: 5 Mar 1926
Obituary: Anton SLAPAK, of White City, was found hanging from a limb on a tree in the woods near White City by Jim BOYD Sunday morning. From all appearances he must have climbed into the tree, tied a rope around his neck and to the limb, and then jumped down. He was 41 years old, and was batching at White City, being seperated from his wife and daughter, who were in East St. Louis, he is survived by several brothers and sisters. What caused him to commit the act is not known. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at BECKER's Funeral Chapel.
Obituary of John SLAUGHTER, Macoupin County Illinois ©2006 David Richard
Name of Deceased: SLAUGHTER, John
Name of Newspaper: Macoupin County Enquirer
Date of Obituary: Thurs Jul 22 1937, page 1, column 6 and page 4, column 4
Obituary: Last Gillespie Civil War Vet Dead at 99
Funeral Services for John SLAUGHTER To Be Held at Gillespie M E. Church Tomorrow Afternoon
John SLAUGHTER, 99, last Civil War veteran and oldes resident of Gillespie and communitiy, died at 2:30 p.m Tuesday at St. Francis hospital, Litchfield, where he has been for several months following a fall at his home.
Mr. SLAUGHTER, familiarly known as Uncle John, was born at Hanover, Germany, June 22, 1838. At the age of 14 he came to the United States and settled on a farm near Edwardsville. He enlisted at the beginning of the Civil War and served until the close of the conflict. With a comrade he was the first to use a pick and shovel at the siege of Vicksburg, having volunteered to do the hazardous work.
In the beginning of the war he was a member of Company C, 124th Illinois Infantry and was later transferred to a regiment of artillery.
At the close of the conflict he became a salesman in a large department store in St. Louis, later going to Cincinnatti, Ohio, where he was head of the woolen goods department of HUBELL & ?FLABER/PLABER Dry Goods Co. It was there that he fell in love with Julia WORTHWYNE, first cousin of the late William Howard TAFT, but because he believed the difference in their station in life would bring unhappiness, he left Cincinnatti, returning to St. Louis, later going to Bunker Hill. There he was employed as bookkeeper and clerk at the Friedrichsen general store.
After an unhappy marriage, he returned to Cincinnatti to find the sweetheart of his youth had died.
For a number of years he had made his home with his son, George SLAUGHTER in Gillespie and until the past few years enjoyed unusually good health and was exceptionally active fo his age.
Surviving relatives are one son, George SLAUGHTER; a daughter-in-law, five grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church, Gillespie, Rev. C. C. DAWDY, pastor of the church, and Rev. F. L. CROUCH of Carlinville, former pastor of the Gillespie Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be in the Bunker Hill Cemetery
Carlinville Democrat - Thurs July 22, 1937 page 4, column 2 Gillespie's Last Civil War Vet is Dead
John SLAUGHTER, aged 99, Gillespie's last civil war veteran, and oldest Mason in point of membership, in Illinois, is dead. He died at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday July 20th, at St. Francis hospital in Litchfield, where he was a patient for several months following a fall at his home. at Bunker Hill.
Mr. SLAUGHTER was born at Hanover, Germany, June 22, 1838 and came to the United States at the age of 14. He settled on a farm near Edwardsville, where he was employed at the outbreak of the Civil war. He enlisted at the beginning of the war and served until the close.
He became a member of the Masonic lodge of Bunker Hill, No 157, in 1866. At the close of the war he became a salesman in Cincinnati, Ohio, later returning to St. Louis, and then returned to Bunker Hill where he was employed as bookkeeper and clerk in the FRIEDRICHSEN general store.
For a number of years he made his home with a son, George SLAUGHTER, in Gillespie, and throughout his long life had enjoyed remarkably good health.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Methodist church, Rev. DAWDY officiating, assisted by Rev F L CROUCH. Interment will be in the Bunker Hill cemetery.
Besides the son and wife, Mr. SLAUGHTER is survived by five grandsons and eight great grand-children.
Obituary of Sarah A SIMPSON (FISH), Macoupin County Illinois 22 March 1998 ©1998 Shawn Corder.
Name of Deceased: SIMPSON,
Sarah Ann (FISH)
Obituary of Abraham Moore SMITH, Macoupin Co Illinois 23 Aug 1998 ©1998 Mark Strohbeck
Name of Newspaper: Bunker Hill Gazette
Date of Obituary: July 16, 1902
Obituary: Died. Abraham M. SMITH, aged 78 years, 3 months and 5 days, died at his home in the eastern part of town on Tuesday morning July 15th, 1902, at 7:30 o'clock, after an illness of some few weeks. A billious[?] attack contracted some weeks since was the direct cause of death. Abraham M. SMITH was born in Garvstone, England, April 10, 1824. In 1857 he came to this county, working as a laborer around Bunker Hill for some years and later engaged in farming. He followed this pursuit until some nine or ten years ago, when he bought a neat little cottage in town and has since lived here as one of our citizens. Mr. SMITH was married. His wife died in this place sixteen years ago. He is the father of five living children, they are: Miss S. A. SMITH, who has lived with her father in this place; Isaac and Jacob of Minneapolis, Minn, and James and William of this place. Deceased held membership with the Church of England when a resident of his mother country but did not connect himself with any denomination while living here. Deceased was an honest and industrious man. He leaves a host of friends who will mourn his loss. Funeral services will be conducted from the late residence of deceased tomorrow (Thursday) at 2:00 o'clock p. m.
Obituary of Ann SMITH (SKINNER), Macoupin Co Illinois 23 Aug 1998 ©1998 Mark Strohbeck
Name of Newspaper: Bunker Hill Gazette
Date of Obituary: April 8, 1886
Obituary: Died. At this place, on the 2d inst., from pneumonia, Ann SMITH, aged 62 years. Deceased was the wife of Abraham SMITH. She was a native of England, and came to this country with her husband, and settled at this place in 1855. She was the mother of nine children, of whom five survive. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a kind neighbor. The funeral took place from the family residence on Tuesday, Rev. Philip McKIM officiating.
Obituary of Bessie SMITH (EDWARDS), Macoupin Co Illinois ©1998 Mark Strohbeck
Name of Deceased: SMITH, Bessie
Name of Newspaper: unknown
Date of Obituary: February 1922
Obituary: MRS. BESSIE SMITH Mrs. Bessie SMITH (nee EDWARDS) was born in Summerset Shire, England, Feb. 21, 1870, and departed this life at her home northwest of Bunker Hill, Feb. 7, 1922, at 10 a. m., aged 51 years, 11 months and 16 days. At the age of 13 years she, with her parents came to this country and settled near Bunker Hill, the vicinity of which she has since made her home. At the age of 18 she was converted and joined the Methodist church at Bunker Hill, where she kept her membership until August 14, 1910, when she was baptized and joined the Baptist church at Centerville. On November 12, 1890 she was united in marriage to James B. SMITH, who survives her. To this union were born thirteen, namely, Gladys, Cleda, William, James and Edward who died in infancy and Chas. E. who died in the service of his country at Camp Taylor, Oct. 14, 1918, those bereft are Mrs. Lily BOHLMEYER, Mrs. Pearl HUETTE, Mrs. Eva BAKER, Nellie E., Robert J., Nettie E., and Mildred L., together with one sister, Mrs. Alice EDSALL and two grandchildren remain to mourn their great loss. Mrs. SMITH's illness dates from her son's death at Camp Taylor. She felt she could never be reconciled but with great fortitude she bore up for the sake of her family. In recent illness she realized she could not get well but was ready and willing to go, her only regret being in leaving her devoted family. One outstanding motive of life in Mrs. SMITH was her love of home, which she made pleasant for her family with flowers and neatness. On account of frail health, she was not permitted to attend church as much as she desired, however she was always ready and willing to give and brought her children up in the fear and admonition of the Lord, always planning and helping them to be regular attendants of the Sunday School. The name of mother! sweetest name That ever fell on mortal ear! The love of mother! mightiest love Which heaven permits to flourish here, The properties it doth contain-- What pearls of love, what gems of hope-- A mother's heart beats not in vain. What heart like mother's can forgive The oft repeated wrongs of youth? What hand like hers can lead us back From sin to innocence and truth? On, name of mother! sweetest name That heaven allows to flourish here. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Centerville, after which the remains were laid tenderly away in the family lot at Bunker Hill Cemetery. Rev. Fred PEEK of Manchester officiating.
Card of Thanks: We desire to express our appreciation to the many neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted during the illness and burial of our beloved wife and mother and also for the beautiful floral offerings. J. B. SMITH and Family.
Obituary of George SMITH, Macoupin County Illinois ©2002 Chris Grove-Surgis
of Irvin SMITH, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry Name of Deceased: SMITH, Irvin Obituary
of Nancy SMITH (HUBBARD), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Sue
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of William J. SMITH, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted 2003
Audrey Smith Name of Deceased: SMITH, William
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer
Date of Obituary: January 31, 1914
Obituary: George SMITH, once a resident of this city, died of la grippe at his home in Alton, Thursday evening, at 7:25 o'clock. He was 79 years of age. He leaves besides his wife to mourn his loss four children, Mrs. Jane HAYES, Wesley, Laura and Arthur SMITH. The interment will be in the cemetery of this city, Sunday afternoon, at three o'clock.
Name of Newspaper: Daily Enquirer, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: January 9, 1905
Obituary: A Pioneer Passes Away. Died, at his residence west of Carlinville, Monday, January 9, at 10:10 a.m., Irvin SMITH, aged 73 years, 2 months and 3 days. Mr. SMITH was one of the pioneers of Macoupin County and up to about a year ago when he moved to Carlinville, he resided on his farm in the southeast corner of Western Mound township. He was a son of the late Huriah SMITH, one of the first settlers of the county. The deceased was a good citizen and neighbor and had a host of friends who will regret to hear of his death. He leaves to mourn his loss seven children, namely, Alice, who has always lived with her father, Mrs. G. W. READER, of Reader; A. J. SMITH, of St. Louis; George W., who resides west of town; Mrs. Oscar DUCKLES of Chesterfield; Mrs. WHEELER, of Western Mound and John T. SMITH. Short funeral services will be held at the residence Wednesday at 9 a.m. after which the remains will be conveyed to Chesterfield, where formal services will be held at the M. E. church. Interment in the KIRBY cemetery.
Name of Newspaper: The Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL
Date of Obituary: November 27, 1895
Obituary: Died at the family residence one mile east of Chesterfield on Friday, November 22, 1895, Mrs. Nancy SMITH, aged 57 years. The deceased was the wife of Mr. Irvin SMITH and the daughter of Joel and Middy HUBBARD, who were pioneers of this county. Her mother will be remembered by many of the older people of this county as the woman preacher. Mrs. SMITH was the mother of eight children, five daughters and three sons, all of whom have arrived at the age of manhood and womanhood and who, together with their father, are left to mourn their great irreparable loss. She was a good woman and in all the relations of life as wife, mother and neighbor she performed her full measure of duty. She had been a member of the Baptist church for many years and had led a true and consistent Christian life, so that when the summons came to her to lay life's burden down she was fully prepared for the great change. Her funeral took place from the family home on Saturday, November 22, at one o'clock p.m., Rev. D. P. DEADRICK officiating after which the remains, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, were conveyed to the Kirby cemetery and there consigned to the silent grave.
Name of Newspaper: Girard Gazette
Date of Obituary: l933
Obituary: William J. SMITH born in England. leaves wife Martha Maria SKELTON SMITH daughters Carrie and Susie, sons Joseph, George, Fred, John and Charles.
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Obituary of Irvin SMITH, Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry
Name of Deceased: SMITH, Irvin
Obituary of Nancy SMITH (HUBBARD), Macoupin County Illinois ©2001 Sue Raffurty McMurry
Obituary of William J. SMITH, Macoupin County Illinois © Submitted 2003 Audrey Smith
Name of Deceased: SMITH, William
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