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Mt. Vernon IL Register (Weekly) - January 5 or 12, 1898
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

Mrs. Mary A. JARRELL, wife of Thomas JARRELL was adjudged insane by a 
Medical Commission consisting of Drs. R. W. PLUMMER and W. P. BILES 
before Judge FARTHING yesterday afternoon.  Her trouble was declared 
to be "melancholia and a religious paranciacism".  She was taken to 
the Southern Hospital for the insane at Anna this morning in charge 
of Sheriff WARA and Mrs. W. O. RINE.

Dr. W. O. Manion will leave tomorrow morning for Seattle en route to the Alaskan gold fields. Reaching the Pacific coast Dr. Manion will visit relatives at Seattle and Portland until the arrival of J. W. Jones, Fred Strattan, Lys Limecooley, George Cunningham and other members of the Southern Illinois Alaska Company at Seattle, when the entire party will leave that part for the month of Copper riverform which point they will proceed by boat into the interior of the country in search of the auriferous ore. The other members of the party will leave here about the 20th inst. and after purchasing outfits at Seattle, will depart for their destination about March 10. Dr. Manion says he is going to the new Eldorado with the intention of "striking it rich" and declares his determin- ation not to return to civilzation without enough of the precious metal to compensate him for his voluntary exile in the great sub artic wilderness. In bidding them adieu the REGISTER joins a wide circle of personal friends in hoping that in their search for the "Golden Fleece" Dr. Manion and his argonautic companions will not be disap- pointed. 

February 7, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News
submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera

CHARGED WITH STEALING A BUGGY Sheriff Ward went to Grand Prairie township yesterday to arrest Sherman Copple and George Rapp, who are charged with stealing a buggy from Samuel Dickerson, who lives near Walnut Hill. In anticipation of a visit from the officers Rapp had left home and Mr. Ward was compelled to return without him, although Copple was placed under arrest and brought here last night and lodged in jail. It was suspected that Rapp had gone down to the southwestern part of the county to stay with some relatives until the affair had quieted down, and Deputy Sheriff James V. Bruce was dispatched to that quarter to hunt him up. This theory proved to be correct and Mr. Bruce found his man about three miles southwest of Dareville and brought him up with his confederate in the county jail. This appears to have been the first time Copple has been under arrest on a criminal charge and his reputation has hitherto been fairly good. Rapp, on the other hand, is an old offender, and is now held to answer to circuit court under bonds in the sum of $700 on the charges of burglary, larceny and arson. When arrested he had on his person four notes of the Old National Bank of Centralia, one of which was filled out for $100 to which the signatures of George Rapp, Thomas Copple and Charles Sanders had been forged. The other three notes had not been filled out but there is little doubt that they would have turned up at some bank had Copple been given time to carry out his schemes unmolested: That he had planned a forgery is apparent from a paper which he carried in his pocket and which bore the names of a number of his neighbors whose signatures he had  been trying as nearly as possible to imitate. By a great deal of practice he had been able to produce very clever counterfeits of their signatures and it is highly probable that he would soon have fallen into the hands of the officers for forgery had he not been apprehended on another charge.  February 10, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News  submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
The Daily Register - Thursday, February 17, 1898 Princeton, Ind. Clarion - Mrs. Elizabeth WELCH of Mt. Vernon, Ill. is visiting her cousin, Mrs. H. W. LAGOW, in this city. Mrs. WELCH was born and raised in Princeton, but has not been here for 25 years. She is the daughter of Mr. James BOSWELL.
Mt. Vernon IL Register (Weekly) - February 23, 1898 Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta Frank M. DAVIS of St. Louis and Mary E. BAXTER, of this city, were married by Squire S. T. CROZIER at his office on West Main Street Saturday afternoon. They left on the L & N train for St. Louis where they will make their future home. Miss Bertha BINCE, of Belmont, came up from Ewing Saturday night, where she is attending college and spent Sunday with friends at the Jefferson House and with Mr. and Mrs. G. G. SMITH at 210 West Main Street. The wife of Rev. G. M. READ, who resides at 606 South First Street, died last night. Interment will take place at Mapleton, Kan. Brother REED starts on his sad journey tomorrow afternoon via the Air Line. Dr. GEE returned home last night from a visit to his plantation near Fitzgerrell, where he has been looking after his stock and planning a campaign of spring work. The doctor is greatly attached to his "broad acres" and thinks there is no place to live like "down on the farm". Miss Frankie M. BENTON, of Enid, Oklahoma, who is visiting H. J. Benton and family at Bluford, was among the DAILY REGISTER's visitors today. Miss BENTON is a printer and has for some time been employed on a daily paper in her western home. She is a bright and intelligent young woman and having traveled extensively is well informed on matters of public interest. T. J. BANDOLETT, of Washington, Ind., was here yesterday visiting relatives and friends. He is a conductor on the B & O S W Railroad and is a nephew of Mr. Ock PACE and Mrs. H. S. PLUMMER. W. D. TAYLOR came over from East St. Louis Saturday night and remained over Sunday with Mrs. TAYLOR who is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. DILLINGHAM, and other relatives in this city. Revs. J. H. ALLEN, Calvin ALLEN and J. F. BAKER, all of Ewing, were present at the services at the First Baptist Church yesterday. The former preached in the morning and the latter at the evening services.
The Daily Register, Mt. Vernon, IL - Thursday, March 24, 1898 O. H. McNEW, J. B. HOWARD and Thos. BOOK and family, all of the Bonnie neighborhood, left this afternoon on the L&N Train en-route for the far west. Mr. McNEW goes to LaGrande, Ore. and the others to Weiser, Idaho.
The Daily Register March 18, 1898 - Reunion of Charles PARKS, the son of Uncle John PARKS; sister Mrs. William WILBANKS; wife of Charles, the daughter of John BOUDINOT. March 25, 1898 - Theodore SWISHER, nephew of Marshal SWISHER, ran away in the fall of 1896 and a letter from Paris, France has now been received from Theodore. March 29, 1898 - Mr. Charles BOSWELL of Nashville was the guest of his cousins, Miss Fannie and Miss Lena BOSWELL. Mrs. F. D. BOSWELL went to Belle Rive this morning to visit relatives. March 30, 1898 - Mrs. R. F. BOSWELL died yesterday; husband is the son of Uncle Joe BOSWELL formerly of this city. April 4, 1898 - Margaret L. BOSWELL, born June 27, 1870; died April 2, 1898; wife of Richard F. BOSWELL; married November 25, 1886; children Clyde L. age 10; Georgia B. age 8; Earl K. age 6; Gwendolyn age 2; infant son age 4 weeks. (from her obit)
MET HIS SON YESTERDAY For the First Time in Sixteen Years  A very happy reunion of father and sister with a son and brother who had been absent for sixteen years, occurred at the L & N depot yesterday morning as the south bound train passed this station, followed by another reunion in which mother and son were the participants when the train reached Belle Rive. The father was Uncle John Parks, of Belle Rive, the sister Mrs. William Wilbanks of this city and the long absent son and brother, Mr. Chas. Parks,  now of Colorado, who had not been seen by either Mr. Parks or the sister Mrs. Wilbanks for the period above mentioned. A few days ago Mrs. Charles Parks, wife of the son, was called to this county to attend the funeral of her father, the late John Boudinot. She was accompanied by one of her children who since Mr. Boudinot's burial had taken danerously ill and the husband and father was telegraphed to come. Uncle John Parks came up from Belle Rive to meet his son at this station. When the morning train arrived yesterday Uncle John and his daughter, Mrs. Wilbanks, were at the depot. They boarded the train to look for the son and brother. After a hurried search throught the cars Uncle John was about to leave the train with the idea that Charley was not aboard, when Mrs. Wilbanks called to him and he returned to take a seat by the side of the son he had not seen in all these years. He did not recognize the son, although the latter knew the father and watched him as he anxiously peered in the faces of those in the seats. The happy reunion attracted the attention of everybody in the car. Arriving at Belle Rive the platform was crowded with friends and acquaintances, among whom was the aged mother of Charley and another affecting and happy reunion occurred between mother and son.  March 18, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Oct 29, 1997 
Business in circuit court this morning opened with the case of the People vs. Geo. Rapp and Sherman Copple, two young men of Rome township, who were charged with stealing a buggy from Samuel Dickerson, of Boyd. The jury found them guilty, sentencing Rapp to the penitentiary and Copple to the refomatory at Pontiac.  The damage suit of James H. Edwards vs. Allen C. Tanner was tried by the court and judgment for costs given in favor of the plaintiff. This afternoon a civil suit ( or rather uncivil one to judge by the character of the evidence,) between Scrivner and Blake, of Pendleton township, is being tried.  May 20, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News  submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Nov 6, 1997 
Downing Goodrich and Gabe Jines were thrown from a buggy by a runaway team on East Jordan street shortly after 8 o'clock this morning, and were both condiderably bruised. The had started to Ewing, and as the journey was a long one, a team that was imperfectly broken to work, was selected for the trip as it was supposed they would be more tractable after a day's driving. One of the horses became frightened as they were turned out of Washington street, into Jordan, and started to run, and while Mr. Goodrich was endeavoring to control it the buckle on one of the lines broke and the team at once became unmanageable. They ran into the stone curbing near the residence of J. W. Herrin, and both the driver and his companion were thrown out on the hard pavement. Mr. Goodrich was severely bruised by the fall, but fortunately no bones were broken. Mr. Jines was less severely injured, although he was considerably shaken up by his unexpected contact with Mother Earth. Dr. Earl Green was summoned and made an examination of Mr. Goodrich's injuries, which are sufficiently severe to confine him to the house for several days. July 12, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Dec 18, 1997 
Charlie Taylor, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. H. Taylor, was accidently shot by George Bullock while they were amusing themselves by shooting at a mark in Johnson's pasture, near the northern limits of the city, about 2 o'clock this afternoon and received injuries of a rather serious character. A number of boys, ranging in age ten to fifteen, were playing on the common and as one of them had a shot gun they found their chief source of entertainment in loading it with the usual charge of shot and firing it to hear the report. The Bullock boy attempted to fire it in the air directly overhead, but one of his companions struch the gun at the instant he pulled the trigger, causing the load to take effect in the arm and side of the Taylor boy, who stood directly in front of him. Fully thirty shot entered the boy's arm and hand, lascerating the latter very badly. He was brought to town and taken to the office of Dr. Florence Manion, who washed the wounds and stopped the flow of blood. Several shot struck him in the face, at least two of which entered his mouth, passing out through the cheek. It was impossible to get a very clear account of the accident but the facts are substantially as related above. Fortunately the gun was loaded with bird shot, otherwise the accident might have been more serious. The unhappy boy was taken home in a carriage after the examination at Dr. Manion's office to await the arrival of his mother who went into the country this morning to spend the day. Unless blood poisoning or other complications should result he will get over the accident all right but the memory of it will not be forgotten as long as he lives. July 23, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News (Dr. Florence Manion was a woman) submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera January 28, 1998
R. W. Lyon received a telegram on Saturday from his son-in-law, W. M. Pollock, at Alleghany, Pa. apprising him of the birth of a nine pound daughter to Mrs. Lena Lyon Pollock in that city. Mr. and Mrs. Pollock are residents of Washington D. C., but at present are visiting relatives of the former at Allegheny. August 1, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News  submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera  Jan 28, 1997 
Miss Emma Ham, sister of Mrs. F. G. Whitacre and Mrs. J. G. Crosier, of this city, died at her home at Browns, Ill., yesterday of cancer of the stomach after an illness of a couple of months. Mesdames Whitacre and Crosier were at the bedside at the time of her death.  August 1, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Jan 28, 1997 
AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT Guy Summers was the victim of a very unfortunate accident at the car shops lumber yard this morning., which resulted in a compound fracture of the femur bone of his left leg, about midway between his knee and hip. Mr. Summers had just driven into the yards with a load of six hundred feet of hickory lumber to be used in the manufacturing of brake beams, and was in the act of dismounting from them wagon when the accident occured. In getting off, he attempted to step on the hub of one of the wheels, but by some means slipped and fell to the ground, which frightened his team causing them to run. Mr. Summers was thrown directly under the wagon and two of the wheels passed over his body, one of them across the pelvic bone and the other the left thigh, breaking the bone, causing it to protrude throught the fleshy part of the leg. That Mr. Summers was not killed by the great weight which passed over him is rather remarkable, and that he did not receive other serious internal injuries, in addition to the fractured limb, is probably due to the fact that the wheels missed vital organs. Had the wagon passed over his chest or side crushing in the walls of the body against the heart or breaking the spinal column, death must have resulted in a very short time. Mr.Summers was picked up by some workmen employed by the lumber yard, and as soon as possible a carriage was summoned and he was taken to the office of Dr. Green, and Drs. Earl Green and Walter Watson called in to make an examination of his injuries. After his wounds had been properly dressed Mr. Summers was taken to the home of his uncle, Mr. John Liebengood, 401 East Main street, where he was made as comfortable as possible. While his injuries are very serious they are not necessarily fatal, and having health and strength in his favor there seems to be every reason to expect his recovery.  August 2, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Oct 29, 1997 
Alderman R. K. Webber received a letter yesterday from his brother, Harry, who recently gave up a good legal prac- tice in Chicago to go to the Hawaiian Islands. The letter was written on the steamer on the outward passage to Honolulu and simply states that he had reached Honolulu all right. Mr. Webber incidentally mentions that he was seasick for the first two or three days after leaving San Francisco. He will practice his profession at Hilo, about 200 miles from Honolulu.  August 2, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Nov 6, 1997 
John H. Watson, of Siverton, Colo., was the guest today for a few hours of his uncle, Capt. S. H. Watson, and family. The young man has been in service as a member of Torrey's Rough Riders, which regiment was mustered out at Jacksonville, Fla., a few days ago. He is a son of William D. Watson, who removed from here in 1872 to Colo., where he now resides, and as his son expresses it, is hale and hearty. Another son, Albert, was also a member of the rough riders but having secured a good position at Jacksonville determined to make that city his future home. Torrey's men were recruited from the ranches and mines of Colorado and being inured of outdoor life might well have been classed as immunes in the army. They lost but seven men from disease while in the service. Seven were killed in a railroad smashup en route to Jacsonville, and by the way Mr. Watson had a like close call coming home. He was in a wreck last night when three men were killed in the car next to him. Mr. Watson left this afternoon for Silverton, where a good position that he left to enter the army has been kept awaiting his return. October 26, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Oct 29, 1997 
Mrs. Silvina Braddy, of Farrington township, was in town yesterday. Mrs. Braddy was born January 8, 1812, the day of the battle of New Orleans. Her husband, Jesse Braddy, died about the close of the war, since which time she has managed the farm and reared the children who survived their father. Mrs. Braddy was born in Tennessee, but came to Jefferson county about 65 years ago, and has lived most of the time on the farm she now occupies. She was acquainted with nearly all the old settlers of the county, most of whom she has outlived. Mrs. Braddy is a most remarkable woman in many respects, and although 87 years of age, she not only does her own housework, but milks the cows and does her own gardening. Yesterday she brought to town and sold a wagon load of Irish potatoes and will bring in another load soon. Besides these potatoes she has about 30 bushels of sweet potatoes at home, all of which is the result of her own individual labors. She keeps no hired help about the house, and says she isn't old enough yet to require such assistance, and says also that her own girls can't do as much work as their "ma." Everybody in her part of the country knows and respects the old lady, who is remakably intelligent and well informed, although her opportunities for obtaining an education were necessarily very limited. She gives promise of many years of life yet.  October 30, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Oct 29, 1997 
Tip Hutchison and Dr. Frost of Dix are litigants in a lawsuit in Uncle Johnny Bogan's court this afternoon growing out of a dispute over the ownership of seven-sixteenth of an acre of land. Hutchison and Frost are old neighbors and are collaterally related by ties of kinship, which in fact may partially account for the present estrangment between them. Some time ago Hutchison sold Frost the west half of a tract of forty acres of land, and made him a deed for twenty acres of land, more or less, describing it in the usual way. Some time after the transfer had been made a dispute arose about the dividing line between the two properties, one of them contending that it was at a certain place and the other dissenting from this opinion. The result of this disagreement has thus far been three suits before the Justice of the Peace in Rome township, costing the litigants about sixty dollars and the filings of a suit of ejectment in this circuit court. The case which is being tried this afternoon is one of criminal trespass and was instituted by Hutchison against the defendant for plowing on the disputed piece of land. The end is not yet, and from present indications the case promises to become one of the most notable in then annals of litigation in Jefferson County. October 15, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera January 28, 1998
Mr. and Mrs. Hicks Atchison, of Opdyke, went to East St. Louis yesterday to visit their son, Guy, who is a train dispatcher in the office of the Terminal Railroad Company in St. Louis.  Mrs. Edith Harmon, aged 21, wife of J.O. Harmon, died today of pneumonia. The funeral will occur at Kirk graveyard, in Elk Prairie township, tomorrow at 2 p.m. Mrs. Harmon was the daughter of Pierce Farthing. Mrs. M. E. McAnally of Carbondale arrived this morning for a brief visit with her daughter, Mrs. Norman H. Moss. The condition of Dan Smith is somewhat improved, and in many respects his health is better than it has been for several weeks.  October 30, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News  submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Jan 28, 1997 
George W. Roberts, who was shot Friday night by his son, Homer Roberts, an accounty of which appered in Saturdays REGISTER, is still alive and the prospects seem favorable for this recovery. The ball entered the left side below the heart but has not yet been located. The wound seems not to have discharged any blood, but Roberts has since spit some up. Later and more minute details of the shooting are to the effect that on Robert's return home from Mt.Vernon Friday night he found the still boy and inclined to make trouble about the house, so he ordered him or pushed him out of the house. In a short time the boy returned to the house and shot the father; his step-mother and another person whose name could not be learned were present at the time. It seems the boy went to Ina some time Friday afternoon and procured the revolver and after the shooting he turned over the revolver to some of his friends but seems to have procured another later. The boy was traced to Tamaroa where he sold the mare he was riding for $10, after which he purchased a ticket for Cairo, boarded an I.C. train and it is thought he is now on his way to Princeto, Ky., where he has an uncle living there. Homer Roberts is a step son of the present Mrs. Roberts and seems to have thought that as matters were drifting there was quite a probability that the step-mother would get the bulk of the father's estate, and this seems to have been the most important cause that produced the trouble which ended in the shooting.  November 28, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News  Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 
The Daily Register, Mt. Vernon, IL - Thursday, December 3, 1898, page 4 Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta Lewis JOHNSON came with his parents, James and Clarissa JOHNSON, and his grandparents, William and Emily MAXEY, along with five other friends from Gallatin, Sumner County, TN to Jefferson County, IL and settled near LOWERIE'S Hill in Moore's Prairie Township in 1818. Jefferson County, IL was then a part of Franklin County, IL.
With the season of sparrow shooting has come the time of the reckless use of flobert guns by the irresponsible small boy and if somebody does not get hurt while it lasts it will be surprising to those who have noted the carlessness with which fire arms are used in the city limits. Yesterday afternoon a bullet crashed through the window of the residence  of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Rackaway on East Jordan street and narrowly missed the latter as she sat near the center of the room. It was probably fired by some reckless boy who did not give a monent's thought to the danger there might be to the lives of other people in such indiscriminate shooting. Unless greater judgment and discretion is used in the handling of flobert guns it is probable that the city council will interdict their use within the city limits.  December 5, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News  submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Nov 6, 1997 
Officers of Mt. Vernon Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, were elected last night for the ensuing year as follows: Worthy Matron, Mrs. Martha E. Plummer; Worthy Patron, Morris Emmerson; Associate Matron, Mrs. Cora Webb; Secretary, Mrs. Emma McGowan; Treasurer, Mrs. B. C. Strattan; Conductress, Miss Maude Merrill; Associate Conductress, Mrs. Mary Frost. December 14, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Dec 18, 1997 
Mrs. Emma Dawson, who recently removed to this city from Belle Rive, celebrated her 86th birthday with a family dinner at her home on South Union street at noon today. Mrs. Dawson is a remarkably hale and hearty lady for one of her age, and looks after her household duties with as much satisfaction and pleasure as many a woman half her years. To assist her in properly celebrating the event a number of relatives from Belle Rive were present. The REGISTER felicitates Mrs. Dawson on her anniversary and desires to express the hope that she may celebrate many more of them under equally happy circumstances.  December 15, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Dec 22, 1997
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Hill were summoned to the bedside of the former's father, Mr. George Hill, about 3 miles north west of town, at 11 o'clock last night by the announcement that he was seriously ill and that his death was expected at any time. Sanford Hill came to town this morning and after attending to some necessary business matters returned to the country to assist in caring for his aged parent. The elder Hill is about 90 years of age and his present condition is due to his great age rather than to any well defined disease. During Sanford Hill's absence Billy Hoffman will look after his duties at the Adams Express office.  December 15, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News  submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera Jan 28, 1997 
The Daily Register 1898 Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta Name Death Date Cemetery February 1 to December 31 TELFORD, John January 28, Old Covenanter BRUCE, Infant February 1, Hickory Hill TUTTLE, Elijah February 3, Springer CHAMBLISS, Edward February 5, Harmony RONEY, Infant twins April 6, Atkinson JOHNSON, Aphonso February 10, Hopewell WESTCOTT, James D. February 13, Pleasant Grove SHORT, THOMAS B. February 14, Atkinson LEMONS, Infant daughter February 15, Hickory Hill JOHNSON, Henry February 14, Old Shiloh WIGGINTON, Albert February 18, Oakwood RICHARDS, Infant daughter Atkinson ALLEN, Infant February 25, Salem HOLLENBECK, Minnie February 25, Old Union HORTON, Infant daughter March 1, Odd Fellows HOLLENBECK, Harold Calvin March 1, Old Union BOUDINOT, John March 6, Hope HOLLENBEC, Infant March 7, Old Union BRUCE, Infant March 9, Hickory Hill McCOWANS, Sampson March 10, Hopewell SMITH, Lillie March 10, Salem BRUCE, Agnes March 9, Hickory Hill COLEMAN, Doc March 18, Oakwood PIERCE, Wm. A. March 27, Horse Prairie SMITH, Elizabeth M. April 6, Pleasant Grove MANION, Ellen April 15, Catholic HANKS, William Henry April 15, Oakwood SHELTON, Francis April 15, Williams COLE, Ira E. April 18, Hickory Hill PARKINSON, Amanda April 18, Old Covenanter LINDSEY, J. W. April 17, Oakwood ROBINSON, Jas. D. April 19, Pleasant Grove SCARBER, Mrs. April 20, Shiloh SMITH, Mary J. April 27, Reynolds GALBRAITH, Eunice April 29, Oakwood MELTON, Nathan May 3, Arnold OWENS, Aunt Polly May 8, Pleasant Grove HOWARD, Soloman J. May 16, Oakwood REID or REED, Mrs. Andy May 16, Oakwood CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. Mathew J. May 16, Old Covenanter CAMPBELL, James May 22, Salem TUCKER, Harry May 25, Pleasant Hill CUMMINS, Laura May 25, Family Burying Ground by Residence HOLCOMB, Mattie Taylor June 11, Oakwood TUCKER, Suel June 13, Oakwood MILLER, Infant June 13, Hopewell WARD, Robert Wesley June 13, Shiloh HILL, Eliza J. June 16, Oakwood MORGAN, J. C. June 20, Salem HICKS, Mary Owen June 18, Slade PALMER, Homer C. June 27, Oakwood McBRIDE, Infant July 7, Oakwood CAMPBELL, Mrs. July 8, Chapel McREYNOLDS, Daughter July 29, Smith MORRIS, Elizabeth July 31, Black Oak Ridge HITE, Infant August 1, Sursa DAVIS, Elizabeth August 5, Pleasant Grove KIMBRO, Mag August 7, Salem MABRY, Raymond August 11, Oakwood WESTCOTT, Infant August 17, Oakwood SMITH, Mary Isabel August 20, Oakwood QUINLAN, Minnie A. August 22, Sursa ROBINSON, John W. August 23, Union WARREN, Infant August 24, Sursa ROANE, Mrs. Robert or Mrs. S. E. August 26, Smith McBRIDE, Marjorie September 1, Oakwood DAVIS, Ray September 6, Hickory Hill HUDSON, Nellie E. September 11, Salem Spangler, Mother of John September 12, Odd Fellows TROMLY, Mrs. Michael September 12, Old Union REID, John Bert September 14, Oakwood JOHNSON, Thomas Casey September 18, Old Union LIEBENGOOD, Margaret September 26, Atkinson STONECIPHER, George September 28, Hopewell WATSON, Bert October 2, Family Cemetery, Woodlawn LAW, H. C. October 3, Horse Prairie CLEMENS, Infant October 6, Old Orchard MARLOW, Elvina October 8, Black Oak Ridge HICKS, Isaac Sr. October 4, Odd Fellows JENKINS, Arthur B. October 15, Opdyke MAHAFFY, Harriet A. October 20, Oakwood HARMON, Edith October 29, Kirk GUTHRIE, Homer October 29, Belle Rive CRIDER, Charles W. October 29, Oakwood MOORE, Thomas November 5, Little Grove BALDWIN, Sarah November 6, Oakwood COLLINS, Agnes November 6, Funeral Wolf Prairie Church COVERLY or COBERLY, Robert November 5, Salem LIEBENGOOD, Infant November 12, Atkinson SATTERFIELD, Edward V. November 15, Oakwood ANDERSON, Cora V. November 15, Shiloh TAYLOR, James L. November 17, Oakwood HINES, Josephine (infant) November 18, Oakwood SKATES – November 21 (died last week), Sursa CAPP, Infant November 22, Odd Fellows ELSTUN, Mrs. Ralph November 25, DuQuoin JOHNSON, Lewis December 1, Old Union COMBS, Walter S. December 3, Bethel LEACH, May December 5, Arnold WATSON, John December 6, Slade STRATTAN, Anna Gertrude December 17, Oakwood WILLIAMS, Calvin December 20, Funeral Mt. Zion, Farrington Twp. COVINGTON, Infant December 28, Old Union GILLISPIE, Nellie M. (infant) December 29, Pace These deaths are from the newspaper and I have only listed those deaths in which a cemetery was given. If you have someone who died in 1898, I can look to see if they are on the list. The death date that I have given might not always be correct as most of them say "died yesterday, last night, last week", etc.


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