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Obituary of Anna BROWN CALDWELL (LAMBERT), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: CALDWELL, Anna BROWN (LAMBERT)
Name of Newspaper: Franklin Times
Date of Obituary: November 13, 1930
Mrs. Anna CALDWELL, who had been ill for some time, passed away at the home of her son Grover on Tuesday afternoon, aged 81 years, 4 months.
She was the daughter of Richard and Rebecca LAMBERT and was born in Jacksonville July 3, 1849. In young womanhood she was united in marriage with Charles W. BROWN, whose death a few years thereafter left her with two sons, Thomas C. and George E. Some years after his death she married J. Andrew CALDWELL, and to this union one son, Grover, was born. Besides her husband and three sons, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Jacob STRAWN, of STRAWN’S Crossing and Mrs. Mary KUNSCH, of Portland, Ore.
The funeral will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o’clock at Franklin Christian church, of which the deceased had been a faithful member for many years, being a regular attendant at its services so long as her health permitted. The services will be in charge of Rev. W. R. JOHNSON, of Jacksonville. Music will be furnished by a quartet, Mrs. Robert SEYMOUR, Mrs. Ralph WOODS, W. E. EADOR, and Wilbur SEYMOUR, with Mrs. M. D. HENDERSON as accompanist. One of the songs will be “Rock of Ages”, a favorite of the deceased.
Interment will be made in Franklin cemetery.

Obituary of Louisa CALDWELL (ROGERS), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: CALDWELL, Louisa (ROGERS)
Name of Newspaper: Daily Illinois Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois
Date of Obituary: August 18, 1900
Obituary: Mrs. Louisa CALDWELL, widow of the late John C. CALDWELL, died at her home, 931 South East street this morning about 3 o’clock after a long illness. For many years she had been afflicted with cancer and this, with old age was the immediate cause of her death. She was about 90 years of age and had lived in this county most of her life, a very large portion of this time being in the vicinity of Franklin. She was, perhaps, the oldest living member of the Franklin M.E. church and was a conscientious Christian woman, a good mother and kind neighbor. She was one of the pioneers of western civilization and helped make this county what it is to-day. When she came to Morgan county all that section was a howling wilderness, but she lived to see the desert bloom and blossom as the rose and the old log cabin give way to the onward march of civilization and in its stead see the many beautiful farm residences that now dit the plain. Deceased was remarkable for gentleness and purity of character and the many relatives who mourn their loss can rise up and call her blessed for the good that she did while on earth. She is survived by four sons and one daughter, Hon. Newton CALDWELL, of Wellington, Kans.; Dr. G. W. CALDWELL, of Waggoner, Ill.; Lee and Andrew CALDWELL, of Franklin, and Miss Mary Jane CALDWELL, who resides at home.
Time of funeral will be announced later.

Obituary of Catherine SMITH KENNEDY CARPENTER (BOYD), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: CARPENTER, Catherine SMITH KENNEDY (BOYD)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: September, 1884
Obituary: Mrs. Catherine CARPENTER died at her home near Atwater, Macoupin County, Ill., on Thursday, September 25th, 1884, of paralysis of the brain, aged 51 years. Mrs. CARPENTER was born in Rush County, Ind., May 3d, 1833 and was the fourth in a family of thirteen children. Two brothers and two sisters survive her, respectively: F. M. BOYD of this place, M. Z. BOYD, now living in Missouri, and Mrs. Margaret FOWLER and Miss Melinda BOYD of Gibson, Ill.
At the age of thirteen years Mrs. CARPENTER made a profession of religion and united with the M. E. church, of which she has ever been a devoted and active member. At the age of seventeen she was married to Francis SMITH, who shortly afterward went to California, where he died. By this marriage she was blessed with a daughter, now Mrs. Emma BREWER of Loami. After widowhood of seven years she was again married to Wm. KENNEDY of this place. In the years that followed this marriage seven children were born to them – Mrs. Minnie SMEDLEY, of Mt. Pulaski, Ill.,; Mrs. Ella M. WRIGHT, of this city; Misses Nettie and Katie KENNEDY, Thos. G., Johnny and Willie KENNEDY, the latter two of whom died in their infancy. The other five children survive their mother. Mr. KENNEDY died in 1872, leaving his wife once more a widow, this time with a family of small children to provide for and give proper training.
And never did any woman more nobly perform her task. By her industry, self-denial and devotion to her children, her upright life and unpretentious manner, she won the respect and admiration of all casual acquaintances, and the love of all who knew her intimately.
Many of our people have cause to hold her in loving remembrance for kindness extended to them in sickness. She was a woman so nearly free from faults that none could discover them. Two years ago last February she married once more, her last husband being C. F. CARPENTER of Atwater, Macoupin county, who survives her.
The body was brought to this city on Friday morning, in a handsome casket, and taken to the M.E. church, where Rev. Robert CLARK preached a beautiful, appropriate and impressive funeral sermon. The remains were then taken to the Rogers cemetery and tenderly laid to rest in the presence of many sorrowing friends. All of Mrs. CARPENTER’S children were present to pay love’s last sad tribute to her memory, and their uncontrollable grief attested plainly that her tender anc careful training had brought a rich reward in filial love.
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Obituary of Rev Robert CLARK, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: CLARK, Rev. Robert
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: Mar. 4, 1904
Obituary: Our community was shocked Wednesday evening Mar. 2, when the sad news announced the death of Uncle Robt. CLARK, an old and respected citizen and minister of the gospel. He had been ill with pneumonia for several days and showed the wonderful vitality, but his advanced age of 84 years could not withstand the effects of the disease.
Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church in this city Friday, March 4, at 2 p.m., conducted by the Revs. MCELROY, of Springfield, and SHORT, of Jacksonville.
Rev. Robert CLARK was born in a log cabin, of Scotch parentage, 6 miles south of Bloomington, Ind., Aug. 26, 1820; and died at Waverly, Ill., Mar. 2, 1904. When 12 years of age, with his parents, he moved to Louisville, Ky., where he clerked in a store for three years, returning agin to Indiana 2 years after his parents had returned. He was apprenticed to the firm of Batterton Bros. At 16 years of age to learn the cabinet business and for 4 years he toiled for his board and clothes both of which were very meager and of the cheapest quality. Afterward he spent one year in old Asbury, now DePauw university, Greencastle, Ind., and among his classmates and his college chum was Thomas A. HENDRICKS, afterwards vice president of the United States. While in college he paid his way working morning and evenings and on Saturdays. During this year his father died and left him to support his widowed mother and a large family of brothers and sisters. The family soon afterward moved to Paris, Ill., where he engaged in business and was quite successful, but fire destroyed everything. As soon as possible he started in again and was able to provide for all the past losses and accumulated quite a great deal of property. About this time he was elected sheriff of Edgar county, and as there were no banks, the money was kept in the office. His partner in business and deputy in office stole all the funds and left him bankrupt; but during after years, every dollar was paid by Brother CLARK.
He was married to Miss Sarah E. SHRADER and she lived two years. Four years afterward he married Miss Bertha REEVES, of Kinsman, Ohio, and at the time of his marriage was a teacher in the Methodist seminary in Paris, Ill. She only lived seven months. After four years he married Miss Orlean HANKS, of Whitehall, Ill., and to this union was born four sons and a daughter, - William H., Charles S., Edgar S., Ida L. and Harry P. After fourteen years, death came into the home and took away the mother. In 1871 he was married to Mrs. O. ABERNATHY and after 28 years his home was again broken up in the death his wife, Dec. 19, 1899.
He was converted in 1846 and under the pastorate of Rev. R. C. NORTON, united with the M. E. church. During the pastorate of Rev. Wm. STEVENSON and at his solicitation and all the prominent members, he accepted a license to preach and after supplying different places entered the regular ministry. He was received on trial in the Illinois conference in 1856 and was appointed as follows, 1856, Wilmington; 1857, Manchester; 1858-9, 2nd charge, Griggsville; 1860-1, Scottville; 1861-3, Whitehall; 1864-6, Greenfield; 1867-9, Franklin; 1870-2, Waverly; 1873-5, Winchester; 1876-8, Carrollton; 1879-80, Virginia; 1881, superannuated; 1882-3, Waverly ct.; 1884-5, Pittsfield; 1886-7, Naples and Meredosia; 1888-90, Illiopolis; 1891, Assumption. Here his voice failed and at the conference of 1892 he asked to be given the superannuated relation; and came to Waverly to spend, in a quiet way, his remaining years in the services of the master. Bro. CLARK was a successful preacher and a great organizer, and debt exterminator. He always left the charge better than he found it. He was true to all the interests of the church and one of her most faithful members. Notwithstanding the struggles of his early life he managed to become a well read man and an original and vigorous thinker. He read and mastered great books. He was a close student to the end of his life. He was practical and plain in the presentation of the gospel. He was a man of rare common sense. He was a man of deep piety and purity in life. During his last illness he was anxious to depart and be with Christ, yet patient until the master should call. He leaves to mourn his loss besides a host of friends, 2 sons, Wm. H., of Carrollton, Ill., Harry P., Los Angeles, Cal., and a number of grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Marion STEEL, of Sullivan, Ill. The funeral services occurred in the M.E. church of Waverly, Mar. 4, conducted by the pastor, Rev. R. A. HARTRICK, and by his request, Dr. W. N. MCELROY, of Springfield, a convert under his ministry, and Dr. W. F. SHORT, a conference class mate, delivered the funeral orations. Revs. G. E. SCRIMGER, of Jacksonville; M. L. BROWNING, of Franklin; and R. P. DROKE and T. H. AGNEW, of Waverly, assisted in the services. The pallbearers were members of Waverly Masonic lodge, of which he was an honored member. Interment in East Cemetery.
(Waverly Journal, March 11, 1904)

Obituary of W. C. “Uncle Sober” CLAYTON, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: CLAYTON, W. C. “Uncle Sober”
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: Saturday, April 23, 1892
Obituary: W. C. CLAYTON died April 19, 1892, at 4 o’clock, at te home of W. S. CROSS, where he has been making his home for the past 10 years.
The funeral was held in the M. E. church in Franklin on Friday, the 22d by Rev. W. P. HART. The services were opened by singing Nearer My God to Thee, and Rock of Ages, followed by Scripture reading, taken from I Cor. 15th chapter, 35th verse, after which prayer was offered by Rev. W. P. HART, and the choir sang “I Am But a Stranger Here.”
The text was taken from Psalms 17-15: “Shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.” The choir sang an appropriate hymn while the congregation took a farewell look at the remains, which were taken to their resting place to await their resurrection.
“Uncle Sober,” as he was familiarly known, was born in Georgia, Aug. 14, 1802. He went to Kentucky at an early day and there married Minerva D. WOOD in 1824. They left the Blue Grass state soon after marriage and passed through Illinois in 1827, stopping for a short time to take a rest and finally stopped in Missouri in 1828. The next year he returned to Illinois and settled down on a farm about one mile west of Franklin. His wife died in 1869. Five children were born to them, three dying in early infancy, one in early manhood, and one still survives him, Minerva, the wife of Wm. SLACK, of Jacksonville.
Mr. CLAYTON was a man of much influence, and his presence will be greatly missed.

Obituary of Annie CLINE (CHAMBERS), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Ancestor of Timothy and Theresa Oloffson

Name of Deceased: CLINE, Annie (CHAMBERS)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: Friday, December 14, 1928
Obituary: Annie CHAMBERS, fourth daughter of John and Nancy CHAMBERS, was born in Hart’s Prairie, Morgan Co., Illinois, December 1, 1849, departed this life at her home in Waverly, Monday, December 10, at 11:30 a.m., having spent the major part of her life in Morgan County, the last twenty-seven years having been spent in Waverly.
On November 28, 1877, she was united in marriage to Lyman CLINE. To this union five children were born, Elmer Sloan and LeLea Abigail dying in infancy. At the age of 18 years she was converted and united with the Hartland Baptist church, some years later moving her membership to Mt. Zion Baptist near Scottville, Illinois of which society she was a member at the time of her death.
She leaves to mourn her departure three daughters, namely: Mrs. Cora TURNER of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Mrs. Myra MATHIS of Murphysboro, Illinois; and Goldia M. CLINE at home; two brothers, Moses CHAMBERS of Palmyra, Illinois; Ransom CHAMBERS of Cuba, Missouri and one sister, Mrs. Sarah SMITH of Waverly; six grandchildren, Maurice, Evelyn, Weldon, Mary and Jean TURNER; and Esther Alison MATHIS, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the M.E. Church South, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. W.T. MATHIS, assisted by Rev. C.E. KIRKWOOD, pastor of the local Baptist church. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. W.A. BARROWS, Mrs. F. H. CURTISS, Wayne CARTER and F.H. CURTISS.
The flowers were cared for by: Miss Ida CARTER, Miss Bessie CLOUD, Mrs. Starr EDWARDS, and Mrs. Gene ROLLER. The pallbearers were S.B. SEYMOUR, Gus HENRY, Lloyd COX, Eugene BLAIR, Frank JOLLY, and Brad TURNER.

Obituary of Mrs. Mary COFFEY, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by: Dan Dixon

Name of Deceased: COFFEY, Mrs. Mary
Name of Newspaper: Auburn Citizen
Date of Obituary: 10 May 1900 p. 1 col. 2
Obituary: “The oldest resident of Morgan County - Mrs. Mary Coffey, age 105 died in Jacksonville, on the 30th ult. [30 April 1900]. She was of Irish birth; and has lived in Jacksonville over sixty years.”

Obituary of James Anderson COOPER, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Ancestor of Pattie Cooper

Name of Deceased: COOPER, James Anderson
Name of Newspaper: Unknown Newspaper
Date of Obituary:
Woodson, IL Friday, August 17, 1928
James Anderson COOPER was born in Portsmouth, England, In the Year 1861, coming to Quebec, Canada, with his two orphan sisters when he was 12 years old, to make their home. When he grew to manhood he came to the United States, living in the northwestern state until about 40 years ago, when he came to the community of Woodson, where he spent the remainder of his life. He passed away Friday Aug 17,1928, after months of affliction with heart trouble and nephritis, at his home near Woodson,where he lived the passed 28 years. The companion preceded him 6 years ago. Two sons died in Infancy.
He is survived by one son William COOPER at Collinsville, ILL., and Mrs. Mae DOWLING, who has always lived at home with the father, also three grandchildren, He remained a member of the church of England until five years ago, when he transferred to the Christian church at Woodson. His Christian faith enabled him to bear the last five months of suffering with patience, and his expression that he was ready to go, is a blessed consolation to the bereaved one left here to bear the loss of a loved one.
Funeral services were held from the Christian Church in Woodson at 2:30 o’clock Sunday, being led by prayer at the home by J. H. SHIRLEY before the cortege left for church service, where Rev. SWARTZWELDER officiated.
Music was furnished by Mesdames Harriett SMITH, and Gladys FANNING and William COULTON and William RUSSELL, accompanist Mrs.Amos HARNEY. The floral offerings were cared for by Mesdames Anna MYERS, Emily COMBES, Milda LOVELL, Roy COMBS and Will BURKLEY. The pall bearers were Jesse HENRY, John W. REA, Fred HENRY, Chas. HARNEY, Chas. E. IRLAM and Fred TRAVERS. Interment in Robert’s Cemetery.
Mrs. SMITH sang a solo.

Obituary of Mary Emaline DUGGER COOPER (FANNING), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Ancestor of Pattie Cooper

Name of Deceased: COOPER, Mary Emaline DUGGER (FANNING)
Name of Newspaper: Unknown Newspaper
Date of Obituary:
Woodson, IL
Mary Emaline COOPER, the daughter of John B. and Amelia FANNING was born about three and one half miles southwest of Nortonville, and died at her home near Woodson, April 21, 1922.
At the age of 18 she was United in marriage to Stuart DUGGER and together they established a home within sight of the house where she passed away. To this union were born four daughters. Ida Louella DUSTIN, Lydia BURKEY, Eva COX, and Susie COMBS, all of whom are deceased. Mr. DUGGER died a number of years ago.
Aug 23, 1892 she was united in marriage to James COOPER and to this union four children were born; William COOPER of Woodson and Mae COOPER at home and Eddie and Charles COOPER who died in infancy.
She is survived by five brothers; Jack Harvey, Richard and Thomas FANNING, all living in Jacksonville, ILL and three sisters Mrs. John COMBS, of Murrayville,Mrs. C.D. MEAD, Jacksonville and Mrs Laura ANDREWS of Winchester. Three brothers and two sister’s proceeded her in death. There are seven grandchildren: Mrs. Anna MYERS, William, Frances, Alford and Harold BURKERY of Jacksonville; Phyllis and Donald COOPER of Woodson and four that died in early life.
Mrs. COOPER lived a quiet, helpful, home loving Christian life. and departing leaves more friends than is given the average woman to possess. The long years that she spent in one neighborhood added to this friendship from day to day until at her demise it consisted of people in every walk of life and from tiny toddlers to men and women with hair that’s tinged and gray and many is the person of today that feels they have lost a second mother. Mrs. COOPER was a member of Woodson Christian church and was a woman highly regarded by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be held from Woodson Christian church at 10’oclock Monday morning, Burial will be in Henry-Robert’s Cemetery.

Obituary of Laura F. COULTAS (GIBBS), Morgan Co Illinois ©2007 Submitted by: Eloise Grigsby 

Name of Deceased: COULTAS, Laura F. (GIBBS)
Name of Newspaper:
Date of Obituary: 3 June 1933
Laura F. COULTAS of Riggston Died After Illness Laura F. COULTAS, widow of the late Elbert J. COULTASof the Riggstown community passed away Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred MEGGINSON, southwest of the city, following a brief illness. Laura GIBBS, the daughter of John and Mary TANKERSLEY GIBBS, was born near Lynnville, September 1, 1861. On Oct 7th, 1880 she was married to Elbert J. COULTAS. To this union four children were born. One son, Clyde, and Mr. COULTAS preceded her in death. The following survive: Mrs. Fred MEGGINSON, and Mrs. Robert MIDDLETON of the Lynnville community, and Roy J. COULTAS of Riggston, also four grandchildren, Clyde and Elizabeth COULTAS, Robert and Elbert MIDDLETON; three brothers and two sisters; Edgar GIBBS and Mrs. Emeline BABB of Jacksonville; Ben Gibbs and Mrs. Allan MCCULLOUGH of Winchester, and Jesse GIBBS of Stockton, Calif. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death, Mrs. Etta HAWK, Miss Nellie GIBBS and John GIBBS. Mrs. COULTAS will be missed in the homes of her children and in the community in which she spent her entire life, of a pleasing disposition and temperment, she endeared herself with those whom she came in contact. A member of Riggston M.E. Church and always interested in its activities and its welfare. The remains will be moved from the MEGGINSON home to the home of her son, Roy, near Riggston at noon Sunday where services will be held on Monday afternoon at two o’clock with the interment in Diamond Grove Mausoleum.

Obituary of Lewis COVEY, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: COVEY, Lewis
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: November 16, 1909
Lewis COVEY of Franklin Passes Away Suddenly Monday - Coroner PIEPENBRING Holds Inquest.
Lewis COVEY died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John BUTTS, at Franklin Monday morning about 8:30 o’clock.
Mr. COVEY arose as usual Monday morning and dressed himself and was eating breakfast when his daughter noticed him acting queer and thought he was dying. She ran out for assistance and when she came in he was sitting in the chair with his head thrown back dead.
Deceased was born near Waverly Jan. 2, 1848, and spent the greater part of his life in this county. He was married to Miss Nancy OWENS who preceded him in death about three years ago. Mr. COVEY was a farmer by occupation, but since the death of his wife had been making his home with his children. He is survived by four sons, William of Franklin, Amos of Manchester, and Oscar and Andrew both of Granite City; and two daughters, Mrs. LEWIS of Granite City and Mrs. Mary BUTTS of Franklin.
The funeral will be held from the Franklin Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and interment will be made in Franklin cemetery.
On account of the nature of the death, Coroner PIEPENBRING was called and empaneled a jury consisting of the following to investigate the case: J. R. JONES, Charles J. WRIGHT, William WHALEN, foreman; A. J. BERRY, N. Z. REINBACH and Allen STEWART, clerk.
After examining the witnesses, Mrs. Mary BUTTS, Dr. W. C. MANLEY, Mrs. Henry L. JONES and Mrs. Belle VANCIL, the jury returned a verdict that death was caused by apoplexy of the heart.

Obituary of Elizabeth Marion COX (STRAWN), Morgan Co Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Dorothy Cox Woodruff

Name of Deceased: COX, Elizabeth Marion (STRAWN)
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Courier
Date of Obituary: November 1, 1933
Obituary: Bring Remains of Mrs. COX to City For Burial
The remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Marian COX, wife of Charles V. COX, who died in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Monday as the result of an automobile collision, were brought here Tuesday morning to the Gillham Funeral Home.
Word Tuesday from Cape Girardeau indicated that Mr. COX, who was badly injured showed slight improvement during the night. He is suffering from a fractured skull and other injuries. Physicians believe he has chances for recovery.
Mrs. COX was born December 18, 1866 east of Jacksonville, a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob W. STRAWN. She and her husband were enroute here from their home in Mt. Olive, Mississippi, at the time of the fatal accident. They were called to Morgan County by the serious illness and death of his brother, Lloyd COX.
Mrs. COX leaves her husband, her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob W. STRAWN; three brothers, Jacob L.; Julius C.; and Harry T. STRAWN, and 1 sister, Mrs. Helen P. BARRETT.
The remains were taken Tuesday afternoon to the home of her parents, east of Jacksonville. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Gillham Funeral Home. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery.

Obituary of Emily COX (ANTLE), Morgan Co Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Dorothy Cox Woodruff

Name of Deceased: COX, Emily (ANTLE)
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: January 30, 1917
Obituary: COX
Mrs. A. W. COX of Orleans died at Our Savior’s hospital Monday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James ANTLE and was born near Orleans, November 16, 1845. She was united in marriage to A. W. COX about 46 years ago.
Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Florence and Lloyd, residing at home; Charles COX, Peoria; Clyde COX, Orleans; Iven COX, Jacksonville. One son, Louis preceded her in death. Mrs. COX was a member of the Primitive Baptist church and was a woman possessed of many strong traits of character which endeared her to a large circle of
For many years Mrs. COX had been a resident of the community southeast of Jacksonville. Her influence for good radiated from that home and so her death will be mourned in many homes other than her own. Devoted to her family, her church and her friends. Mrs. COX lived earnestly and helpfully.
Arrangements for the funeral have been completed and will be held from the residence Wednesday at 1 o’clock, with interment in Sulphur Springs cemetery.

Obituary of James M. COX, Morgan Co Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Dorothy Cox Woodruff

Name of Deceased: COX, James M.
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: January 22, 1908
Obituary: COX
James M. COX, one of the oldest native residents of Morgan County, passed away at the family residence, 5 miles north of Pisgah, Wednesday morning at 11:59 o’clock at the age of 82 years.
He was the son of Ancil & Lucy COX and was born on February 10, 1825 on the same quarter section of land on which he died. He was known by all as a man of honesty, upright character and for his deeds of kindness. He was married February 26, 1846 to Sarah PETRE and besides his wife is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Ansen (Ancil) BUCHANAN of Waverly, & Mrs. John JOHNSON of Jacksonville, and 2 sons, J. W. COX of Curran, Illinois & H. P. COX of Orleans. There is also one brother surviving, Albert COX of Orleans, & one sister, Mrs. Mary E. TURNEY of Decatur.
The funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sulphur Springs Primative Baptist Church in charge of Rev. S. A. ELKINS of Montgomery City, Missouri with interment in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.

Obituary of Lloyd COX, Morgan Co Illinois ©2008 Submitted by: Dorothy Cox Woodruff

Name of Deceased: COX, Lloyd
Name of Newspaper: Illinois State Journal-Register
Date of Obituary: November 2, 1933
Obituary: COX
Jacksonville, Nov. 1, Funeral services for Lloyd W. COX were held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at the Gillham Furneral Home, Rev. W. C. MEEKER officiating. The remains were taken to the Sulphur Springs
Cemetery for interment.

Obituary of John C. CRABTREE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: CRABTREE, John C.
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois
Date of Obituary: Sunday, March 25, 1900
Obituary: As already mentioned in the JOURNAL, John C. CRABTREE died Thursday at his home three and a half miles northeast of Franklin. He was born March 13, 1825, near Bowling Green, Ky., and came to Illinois in 1828 with his widowed mother. They settled near Winchester where they lived until the spring of 1855. The deceased was married Dec. 25, 1843 to Martha A. M. Six who survives him. To them were born nine children, four of whom are still living, James W., of Jacksonville; Wm. I., of Murrayville; John S., of Kansas City; Oliver N., of Franklin. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. M. A. SUTTON of Perry, and Mrs. M. MINER, of Brookfield, Mo. Mr. CRABTREE has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and lived a life consistent with his profession. For over 40 years he had been a Mason in good standing. He was a man held in high esteem by all who knew him.
The funeral was held from his late residence Saturday in charge of Rev. M. M. WANT, the services being very impressive. The Masonic ritual was carried out at the cemetery. The bearers were: A. H. WRIGHT, Benjamin BURCH, W. C. WOODS, J. A. BOYER, A. H. DANIELS and J. H. DANIELS.

Obituary of David CRAWFORD, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: CRAWFORD, David
Name of Newspaper: The Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois
Date of Obituary: Saturday, April 1, 1882.
Obituary: Death of David Crawford. “At his home on his farm, situated about one mile west of Bethel, in this county, occurred the death last Thursday of Mr. David Crawford. He was aged about 60 years, and had resided in the county for over 40 years. He was a well to do farmer, having by an industrious and honest life earned quite a comfortable competency. He had been sick for some time with Bright’s disease of the kidneys, and his death was occasioned by the ravages of that disease. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss.”
His last will and testament recorded in the Morgan County Circuit Clerk’s office shows that his wife’s name was Elizabeth J. Crawford and that his son, William H. Crawford, was not yet 21 years of age. The will was dated March 27, 1882. Joseph W. Baker was appointed executor of the estate on April 8, 1882 and posted a bond of $3,000. David Crawford’s death certificate shows that he was born in Kentucky and was 65 years of age at the time of his death, with burial on his own farm.

Obituary of William Nichols CRISWELL, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: CRISWELL, William Nichols
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: April 1909
Obituary: William N. CRISWELL, one of Franklin’s oldest and most respected citizens, died at his home just west of that place last Saturday morning after an illness of about nine weeks. Mr. CRISWELL was a brother of our townsman, J. M. CRISWELL, and was quite well known to many of our readers. The funeral was held Sunday and interment was made in Providence cemetery just west of the home.