In Memory

1958 - 2004

Jefferson County ILGenWeb Coordinator
1997 - 2004

Misty Created the Jefferson County ILGen Web Site and she did a terrific job. She devoted many hours to provide useful, informative information to anyone researching in 
Jefferson County.
I know that she helped many people and the information that she has provided will continue to help everyone.

Most important of all was Misty's family she was a dedicated Mother to five Children, they were her Pride and Joy
She was so very proud of her children

She will be missed


1937 - 2001

Mike contributed much to the Jefferson Co webpage 
including the extraction of the civil war records. 
He will be missed
Michael S. Gregory, Sr. of Eastlake, OH passed away on March 16, 2001. 
He was born in Corning, AR on March 6, 1937 and was predeceased by his parents William R. Gregory, Sr. and Lucille Stanfield Gregory. 

He is survived by three sons, Michael, Jr. of Eastlake, Brian S. of Painesville, OH, and Steven C. of Madison, OH; and 
a grand daughter Alexandria Gregory of Painesville, OH. 
Three sisters, Helen Poley, Laura Schneider, and Martha Brown of
Missouri and a brother William R. Gregory, Jr. of Florida also survive him. 

Mr. Gregory was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired from Allen Bradley Company. He was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie, MO.

1894 - 1984

Fred contributed so much to researchers in
Jefferson County
Every so often there are those who have
to say how many mistakes were made.
Never does anyone say how much has been found
Fred has given us so many clues within his work.
We must remember that Fred's work was done before the days of computers.
Fred is also one of the people who read the marriage records and printed them one by one so they are available on the Illinois Marriage Index at the State site.
According to his obituary, he had just finished the Cemetery Book when he died at age 90!
I wonder what we might provide for others when we are 90!

The work of Fred Justice has helped so many. His work will live on to help many generations to come.

FRED JUSTICE SR., 90, 1500 Viola Avenue, a well-known historian of Jefferson County died at 4:35 a.m. today in Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a 30 year employee of the Mt. Vernon Post Office before his retirement in 1964.

Mr. Justice, known for his genealogy research of Jefferson County, was born in Mt. Vernon February 28, 1894, the son of William and Fannie (COOK) Justice. On June 14, 1919, he married Grace M. Tucker, who died September 19, 1960.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hughey Funeral Home with the Rev. William Causer officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include one son, Fred Justice, Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Mt. Vernon; six grandchildren, Mrs. Richard (Janet) GARRETSON, John, James, Jeffrey and Jay Justice and Jill RICHARDSON; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Justice compiled several volumes of genealogical data, known as the Fred Justice Collection, which are in the C. E. Brehm Memorial Library. He had just completed a book on burials in Jefferson County.

A member of the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society, he had been honored by these organizations and the Illinois Genealogical Society.

Mr. Justice was an Army veteran of World War I. He was a member of the First Community Church in Mt. Vernon, and he was preceded in death by his parents and one great-granddaughter.


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Jefferson County Coordinator Cindy Ford
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