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Obituary of Alvy JACKSON, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:

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Name of Deceased: JACKSON, Alvy
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: May 13, 1904
Obituary: Mr. and Mrs. J. C. JACKSON, living on Jason ROHRER’S place, lost one of their twin babies, Alvy, a boy six months old who died with pneumonia May 10th. A very large gathering of neighbors and friends attended the burial services conducted by Rev. T. C. COFFEE, at the Rogers cemetery.

Obituary of Roy Andrew JACKSON, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: JACKSON, Roy Andrew
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary:
July 4, 1913
Obituary: Dies at Passavant Hospital at 9 p.m Wednesday After Being Injured by C. B. & Q. Train No. 48.
Deeply engrossed in thought, Roy JACKSON stepped from the weigh-car of the C. B. and Q. construction train, in front of the rapidly approaching passenger train due in Waverly at 2:45 and received injuries from which he died at 6 o’clock Wednesday night at the Passavant hospital in Jacksonville to which he was hastily removed.
It seems that the construction train had passed onto the siding east of town along which it was moving slowly waiting for the southbound passenger No. 48 to pass. JACKSON, with several other men and the conductor, were sitting in the weigh-car, having just finished eating their lunch. The conductor asked one of the men where 48 was and the man replied, “She is coming, for she just whistled.” The conductor then went to the rear platform of the weigh car, while JACKSON went to the front platform, from which he stepped to the main track in front of the passenger train. He was struck on the hip and hurled with terrific force against the weigh-car of the construction train. His hip was crushed, his leg broken in three places, and his right arm broken near the elbow, while two fingers were cut off by the wheels of his own train after he fell to the ground.
The engineer of the passenger brought his train to a stop with all possible dispatch and when JACKSON was picked up his head was lying across the track in front of a car wheel. If the slowly moving construction train had gone a few feet further he would have been beheaded.
After being carried into the weigh-car the injured man recovered consciousness and asked that his half brother, who is employed by Crit FLEMING be summoned to the station to accompany him to Jacksonville. For this purpose the train was stopped at Waverly and Dr. Paul ALLYN made a hasty examination, and with the brother accompanied the injured man to the hospital, where he died between 9 and 10 o’clock Wednesday night.
Mr. JACKSON was an employee on the construction gang, being a cable man on the dirt train. He was 25 years of age and with his younger half brother lived with his mother. On his way to the hospital he said to his half brother, “You’ll have to look after mother now, I’m done.” The mother is suffering from a stroke of paralysis and what effect the accident will have upon her is a matter of conjecture. His mother and three sisters survive him.
Roy Andrew JACKSON was born in Caloway county, Mo., April 9, 1889. Came to an accidental death at Waverly Ill. June 25, 1913, at the age of 24 years, 2 months, and 16 days.
He professed faith in Christ about four years ago in Rev. HOBSON’S meetings at the First M. E. church. He was a good, steady boy content to stay at home with, and comfort his mother in her loneliness and affliction, and will be greatly missed in the home and at the side of his mother.
He leaves to mourn his untimely departure his mother, Mrs. Mattie JACKSON; four brother, John, Judd, William, and Joe, all of Waverly; and two sisters, Mrs. James MILLER and Mrs. E. JONES, also of Waverly, and many friends and relatives who mourn their loss and sympathize with the bereaved family.
Funeral services were held at the residence, Friday, June 27 at 2 o’clock p.m. conducted by Rev. A. E. BUNTON.
Interment was in East Cemetery.

Obituary of Crittenden C. JASPER, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: JASPER, Crittenden C.
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: 6 Dec 1890
C. C. JASPER and Benjamin RICHARDSON Hurled into Eternity Without an Instant’s Warning Saturday morning at 6:30 as Thos. CORCORAN was going out to the MORTON pasture, just east of Oak Lawn Retreat, he noticed a buggy lying by the roadside and soon after heard the neigh of a horse near by and on going to see what was wrong, he was astonished and horrified at finding a horse lying on his back in a small gully and under him the body of Crittenden JASPER and the legs of the horse across the dead body of Benjamin RICHARDSON. At that place a small ravine runs across the road and is spanned by a bridge 12 or 14 feet long. The ravine is dry and the bottom is narrow and not four feet from the top of the bridge. Mr. CORCORAN at once went to Charles DYCHE’S house near by and summoned help. They removed the body of RICHARDSON and W. C. WRIGHT came along soon after and they managed to get the horse up and the body of JASPER out. Both had evidently been
Dead Several Hours
Mr. DYCHE said that at 11:30 the night before he had heard someone drive rapidly over the culvert and then he heard cries for help. He went to the door, but hearing nothing more supposed there was nothing wrong. The two men had been drinking, JASPER especially. About six they went into the saloon formerly owned by John ARISMAN and JASPER, who was then considerably intoxicated, called for whisky, but John WATTAISON, the bartender, told him he had enough already and would give him no more. Young RICHARDSON then appeared sober, but later in the evening took too much, and his sister, who lives at Dr. COLE’S tried to persuade him to stay in town overnight, but failed. After that the two were found by Capt. HOBAN and told to go home and they started. Soon after shouts were heard in the south part of town from men driving rapidly and soon after Pistol Shots Rang Out evidently from the parties referred to as a revolver was found in their possession as well as an empty spirit flask. The bodies were cared for until the coroner arrived, when they were taken to ROTTGER’S and decently cared for.
RICHARDSON’S mother was not aware of what had occurred Saturday morning and was told of the sad event while in STEBBINS’ jewelry store. Her grief was indeed terrible to witness. It was not a usual thing for her son to drink, though JASPER had been known frequently to take too much. No bones were broken in either body as far as could be ascertained. The bridge has several times been pronounced unsafe, as it is too short for the place and even sober men when driving at night have come near having trouble. It is supposed that they were driving rapidly when the left wheel ran off the bridge, throwing both violently out into the gully where the horse fell on top of them and was unable to get up as he was found with his feet in the air. The life had been literally squeezed out
of the men.
A jury was summoned, consisting of Messers. Geo. W. CLARK, foreman; Jas. M. MITCHELL, D. C. MCCOY, C. A. BELATTI, M. J. BARROWS, and Bazzil DAVENPORT, who rendered a verdict in accordance with the above facts.
About the Men.
Of the two unfortunates whose debauch ended in such a terrible death, the older, Crittenden C. JASPER, is a farmer who resides in Sulphur Springs precinct. He was forty-five years of age and had been married twice. His second wife and his only child died a short time ago, and since then Jasper has been living upon his father’s farm assisting him in its care. It is said that his first wife is still living. JASPER was a good looking man, about five feet ten inches in height, and of medium weight and build. He wore a reddish sandy moustache, and had brown hair. He has been a familiar figure about the city on Saturday and market days for a number of years.
His companion, Ben HENDERSON, son of Wm. HENDERSON of Franklin precinct, was a handsome young fellow, bright, affable and attractive. His habits have always been regarded excellent. He seldom drank and was in every sense of the word a sensible industrious young man. Friday was HENDERSON’S birthday. He had reached the age of 23. His trip to town was probably to celebrate this important event in his life. But he took the wrong course in observing his natal day, and the celebration cost him dear. Young HENDERSON had two sisters in Jacksonville, one at Dr. PITNER’S and the other at the Pacific Hotel.
Coming on the heels of the frightful railroad accident of Thursday morning the horrible death of these two men created a great sensation in the city Saturday.
(The above reference to Ben Henderson is obviously an error by the newspaper…See Cemetery link above)

Obituary of Andy J. JONES, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: JONES, Andy J.
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: February 27, 1903
Obituary: Andy J. JONES was born in Waverly Ill., May 12, 1848, and died in Jacksonville Feb. 16, 1903, aged about 55 years.
He was the youngest son of Titus and Serena JONES, who came to Waverly in its early days, both of whom died several years ago, respected by all who knew them. Andy grew to manhood’s estate in this city, and always made this his home.
In 1881 he was married to Miss Minnie POOR, who died shortly after marriage.
He professed religion several years ago at the M. E. church, but never became a member of any church. He endeavored to live an upright life, and was mainly successful in doing so. He was kind and generous, in his disposition caring more for the wants and comforts of others than for himself. His nature was such as to draw friends to him, and they remained faithful even unto death.
Belonging to a family of twelve children, only two sisters survive him, Mrs. Maggie MURRAY and Mrs. Eliza L. LINDSAY, the other children having gone before. In the death of their last and youngest brother the bereaved sisters have the sympathy of all our people.
About three years ago Andy was stricken with a mental malady that, while not considered of a lasting nature, necessitated his removal to the hospital department of the Central Illinois asylum at Jacksonville, where it was hoped his health would improve sufficiently to allow his return home in a short time. This hope was maintained until last Thursday when the unexpected summons came that he was dead. His death was due to paralysis of the brain, and his last illness continued only twenty minutes.
His remains were brought to this city by train from Jacksonville last Friday afternoon, and taken to the residence of Herbert PARKER. The local lodge of the Court of Honor, of which he was a member, acted as escort to the body from the depot to the residence and took charge until the hour of the funeral.
At 2 p.m. Saturday funeral services were held at the residence, conducted by the Rev. T. B. SMITH, of the M. E. church, after which the remains were taken to the East Cemetery where the final service was rendered according to the burial ritual of the Court of Honor.
The pallbearers, all members of the Court of Honor, were W. F. ASHBAUGH, A. W. REAGEL, George ARNETT, Wm. SAMPLES, Geo. CHALLANS and R. N. MORRIS.
The following relatives from out of town were present: mrs. W. R. JONES of St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. James LOYD of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Fred HARRIS of Maxwell; J. T. ROACH, of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Priscilla JONES, Mrs. Will MILLER, and Mr. and Mrs. JONES and Ed JONES all of Franklin.

Obituary of Jesse JONES, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: JONES, Jesse
Name of Newspaper: The Franklin Times
Date of Obituary: December 3, 1914
Obituary: Jesse JONES At Rest.
Jesse JONES, a well known resident of the west side, who has been in failing health for two years and underwent an operation in a Jacksonville hospital lately without securing relief, died at his home Friday morning aged 68 years.
He was one of eleven children born to Jesse and Susan (COVINGTON) JONES who moved to this county from Ohio shortly before his birth. He is survived by his wife, Mary (RAWLINGS) JONES, one son, Ernest, and four daughters, Mrs. Nettie EBREY, Mrs. Effie WALTERS, Mrs. Emma COX, and Mrs. Laura SHEPPARD, and 12 grandchildren. Two children preceded him in death, Willie at the age of 5 years and Margaret at the age of 11 months.
Mr. JONES is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: CURTIS and Benjamin, of Nortonville; Rees, of Murrayville, John of Edwardsville; Joshua of Oklahoma; Zachary, of Durbin; Mrs. Mary HOBBS and Mrs. Hannah MEREDITH of Franklin; and Mrs. Sarah KELLY, of Jacksonville, one brother, Joseph and an infant sister died some years ago.
In boyhood Mr. JONES was converted from the Durbin M. E. church, Sunday morning in charge of the pastor, Rev. John W. KETTLE. The deceased had been a member of that congregation for many years and had attended services there from boyhood and a large congregation of friends and neighbors gathered to pay him a last tribute of respect.
Music was furnished by the choirs of the Durbin and Providence churches and the many beautiful flowers were cared for by Mrs. J. O. RALSTON, Mrs. Nellie EBREY, Misses Marie DODSWORTH and Irene OXLEY.
Interment was made in the Providence Cemetery. The bearers were John HALL, of Palmyra, Wm. M. REES, Geo. OXLEY, Thos. B. SMITH, Thos. OXLEY and Wm. OXLEY.

Obituary of Jesse J. JONES, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: JONES, Jesse J.
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal
Date of Obituary: Wednesday, March 26, 1884
Obituary: FRANKLIN. “Jesse JONES, living about four miles northwest of Franklin, died last Friday and was buried at the Davis burying ground on Sunday. Funeral services were held at the Durbin church on Sunday by Rev. J.W. HELMICK. He was quite old, and had been feeble for some time.

Obituary of Mary JONES (RAWLINGS), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: JONES, Mary (RAWLINGS)
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: December 11, 1917
Obituary: Mrs. Mary JONES passed thru death into life eternal Sunday, Dec. 9th, 1917 at her home, two and one half miles west of Franklin and near Rees Station. Mrs. JONES was the daughter of Henry and Katharine (DUDHOPE) RAWLINGS and was born in the Durbin neighborhood March 28, 1851.
She was united in marriage March 9, 1871 to Jesse JONES, whose death occurred Nov. 27, 1914. To this union seven children were born, Margaret who died at the age of 11 months; Williams who died aged 5 years, Nettie, Mrs. George EBREY; Effie, Mrs. August WALTERS; Emma, Mrs. Leslie COX; Laura, Mrs. Grover SHEPHERD; and Ernest. Twelve grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. George OXLEY, and two brothers, David and James RAWLINGS survive; while four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
At an early age Mrs. JONES was converted and united with Durbin M. E. church, of which organization she has always tried to be a faithful consistent member. She was a good woman, always prone to speak well of others, or else not speak at all.
She will be greatly missed not only by her family but by the community in which her life has been spent.
Funeral services will be held at Durbin church Tuesday at 11 a.m. in charge of the pastor, Rev. W. E, KEENAN, and interment will be in Providence cemetery.

Obituary of Robert Augustus JONES, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: JONES, Robert Augustus
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: December 3, 1914
Obituary: Robert Augustus JONES was born in Tennessee Jan. 4, 1818, and died at the home of his son, Samuel JONES, four miles southwest of this city at the advanced age of 83 years.
Mr. JONES came to Illinois when quite a small boy and had lived in the vicinity of Waverly for over 73 years. He was the father of fourteen children, eight of whom are still living and he had always proven to them a faithful and obliging parent. His wife died about two years ago and at the same place, they having made their home with their son for several years. Mr. JONES was known for miles around and leaves a host of old friends and relatives to mourn his loss.
The funeral services were conducted at the house by the Rev. D. T. BLACK at 10 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 7, and a large number of friends and neighbors, accompanied the remains to their last resting place in East cemetery.

Obituary of Susan S. JONES, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: JONES, Susan S.
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal
Date of Obituary: Friday, Dec. 12, 1890
Obituary: Mrs. Jesse Jones died Wednesday night at her home in the country between Pisgah and Franklin. She leaves a large family of grown children. The deceased was the wife of one of the prominent farmers of the county.

Obituary of Eliza JORDAN (HILL), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
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Name of Deceased: JORDAN, Eliza (HILL)
Name of Newspaper: Journal
and Courier, Jacksonville
Date of Obituary:
Obituary: Death of Mrs. Eliza JORDAN
Mrs. Eliza JORDAN, one of the old landmarks of Morgan county, passed away yesterday at the age of 83 years. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., January 18th, 1807, and came to Morgan county in 1828. She was married to W. JORDAN in 1830, her maiden name being Hill. She was the mother of ten children, James Jordan, who resides in Macon county; Robert and Mary, who died in infancy; John F., W. H. and C. W., all of this county, Henry B., who died in the army, Mrs. Sarah J. BLACKBURN and Mrs. Eliza E. CRAIG, of Beatrice, Neb. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since early childhood and was a charter member of the Ebenezer church in 1836. The funeral will take place from the Ebenezer church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday [August 26, 1890].

Funeral of Mrs. JORDAN.
A very large gathering assembled Thursday morning to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. JORDAN, whose death has removed a true mother in Israel. She was beloved in life and in her death she was truly mourned. The services were opened by Rev. W. H. MCGHEE, pastor and after singing, Rev. G. R. S. MCELFRESH, who had who had grown up in that neighborhood, delivered the funeral discourse, taking as his text Genesis 15:15, “And thou shalt go to thy father’s in a peace and be buried at a good old age.” His sermon was eminently suitable to the occasion and was heard with profound interest by all present.
At the close of his sermon Rev. F. SHORT, D. D., offered some remarks, dwelling on the blessedness of the Christian character and life and emphasized the glories of the life to come. At the close of the solemn services the remains were borne to their last resting place by John Angel, J. H. WILLIAMSON, A. C. PATTERSON, S. S. BLACK, Thos. HARRISON and Samuel GARRETT.
Resolutions of respect and sympathies made by the Ebenezer auxiliary of S. F. M. S. in regard to the death of Mother JORDAN:
Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst Eliza Hill JORDAN on the 26th of August, 1890, who, with her husband, Wm. S. JORDAN, was one of the founders of Ebenezer church, and for 55 years a faithful member thereof, be it Resolved, That in her death we lose one of the charter members and also a life member of our society. She was faithful until the infirmities of age prevented her from the duties of active membership. Resolved, That this society tenders its sympathy to the bereaved family and bow in humble submission to God’s will and will ever hold in sacred remembrance her noble Christian character as an inspiration to greater efforts of usefulness.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be recorded in the secretary’s book, and one sent to each of her children; also, one to the Journal and Courier offices for publication (Jacksonville papers).
Dec. 24, 1890.

Obituary of Angelica JOY (HASELTINE), Morgan Co Illinois ©JAGHS

Name of Deceased: JOY, Angelica (HASELTINE)
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal
Date of Obituary: Sunday, April 10, 1892
Obituary: PASSED AWAY. Mrs. Lyman JOY Quietly Breathes Her Last
Saturday evening the sad intelligence was received that Mrs. Lyman JOY had passed away at half past one in the afternoon. For over two years Mrs. JOY has not been in good health, though she was unwilling to give up and insisted on keeping about and attending to her regular duties until a few weeks since, when she was so much worse that her husband insisted on sending for a physician, and accordingly Dr. CULLIMORE was summoned and pronounced her case very grave, though not without hope. Even Saturday morning she appeared decidedly better and her friends felt much encouraged, but toward one she began to fail, and in half an hour breathed her last.
Mrs. JOY was born in Vermont, her maiden name being Angelica HASELTINE. when she was an infant her parents moved to this county and not long after died, and from that time she found a home and a welcome in the home of her uncle, Seth WETHERBEE, father of Mrs. A.C. WADSWORTH, who was all to her that an own parent could be. When 17 years of age she was married to Mr. Lyman F. JOY, with whom she has lived most happily ever since their married life, extending over a period of about 38 years. She was the mother of seven children, three of whom have passed away, two in infancy and a third, Walter, who died three years ago. There remain, Mrs. Minnie RICE, Misses Ruth and Nettie and Edward. Mrs. JOY was a lady of a peculiarly lovely disposition; she was educated at the Illinois Female College and brought all her accomplishments to add to the happiness of her home and loved ones. Her house was always well ordered and all who ever visited there were made welcome and wanted to go again. She always thought of herself last and was never so happy as when engaged in some labor of love for those about her. She was a consistent member of JOY Prairie Congregational church and her seat was seldom vacant when there were services in the house of God. She was much beloved by children, husband, grandchildren and all who knew her and her place will not be made good in the community in which she lived. Her bereaved husband and family will have the sympathy of all who know them and who knew and respected the one who has gone to her reward.
Her cousin Mrs. WADSWORTH was at her bedside when the last moment came and all was calm and peaceful. The time for the funeral has not been announced.

Obituary of John Pickering JOY, Morgan Co Illinois ©JAGHS

Name of Deceased: JOY, John Pickering
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Daily Journal
Date of Obituary: Thursday, Feb. 20, 1879
Obituary: Death of John P. JOY.
Mr. John JOY, a citizen well and most favorable known, died at his home in JOY Prairie, on Tuesday at 5 o’clock p.m., at the age of 74 years, nearly. His death was not the result of any aggravated form of disease, but a gradual failing of the body in a process of about five months duration by general debility. Until the time his system began to fail Mr. JOY was possessed of vigorous constitution and unfailing health.
He was born in Durham, N.H., in 1805 and in 1838 he came to Illinois settling in what is now and long has been known as JOY Prairie, this county. Here he has continued to reside with his family. His eldest son, Lyman F .JOY, was born in New Hampshire and is recognized as one of the substantial men of his section. Deceased has been for more than fifty years a consistent, faithful and energetic member of the Congregational Church. He was upright in all things, an earnest reader of the Word, an honorable man and valuable citizen. The funeral will occur today, Thursday, at 1 ½ o’clock p.m. at the family residence, Rev. E.A. TANNER conducting, Rev. Mr. STEELE, pastor of JOY Prairie Congregational Church, assisting. Friends of the family are invited to attend.)