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Philip Horn

Philip Horn was born in Germany 6-14-1865, and died 12-28-1927 in East Saint Louis, St. Clair County, IL. He was a stone mason. He married Emma Doll. She was from Lebanon, IL. She died in 1898 shortly after the birth of their son George Horn. Philip Horn was related to the Horns who lived in the Jersey County, IL area. I have not been able to establish how he was related, but I'm sure he was related in some way, because Mary (Gibson) Horn, John Horn's daughter, said her father told her his father Philip Horn was related to the Horns who lived in the Jersey County, IL area. Philip and Emma (Doll) Horn had 2 children-John P. Horn and George Horn.

(1) Philip and Emma (Doll) Horn's son John P. Horn was born 4-8-1896 in East Saint Louis, St. Clair County, IL. He died 2-6-1981 in Waverly, Iowa. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a World War I Veteran. He married Elizabeth M. Kraushaar 1-1-1920, the daughter of Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar. She was born 4-12-1899 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 9-29-1976 in Iowa. She is buried at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

(Note: Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's sister and my aunt)

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Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn's obituary - Mrs. John Horn, 77, 201 Iowa, Waverly, Iowa, passed away Wednesday nigt, September 29, 1976 at the Waverly Municipal Hospital where she had been a patient for 10 days.

Elizabeth M. Kraushaar was born July 12, 1899 in Fieldon, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar. On July 1st 1920 she was united in marriage to John P. Horn in East St. Louis, Ill. The couple lived in East St. Louis until 1939 when they moved to Caseyville, Ill. In 1964 they moved to Waverly. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Waverly.

Survivers include her husband, John, one daughter, Mary, Mrs. Earl Gibson of Shell Rock, Ia., one sister, Mrs. Lovie Westfall of Pearl, Ill., nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 2, 1;30 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church in Waverly with the Rev. Royce Wolden officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar Falls.The Kaiser-Carson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements.

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John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn had a daughter Mary Alice Horn born 3-31-1929 in East St. Louis, IL, and died 10-27-2008 at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, IA. Her burial was in Mount Vernon Township Cemetery, in Waterloo, IA. Mary Alice Horn married Earl H. Gibson June 13, 1947. He was born December 23, 1921, in East St. Louis, Illinois, the son of Earl H. and Agnes E. (Martin) Gibson Sr. He died June 24, 1993 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, IA. His burial was in Mount Vernon Township Cemetery, in Waterloo, IA. He farmed in Iowa. He was in the Military Service and was a U. S. Air Force Veteran. Earl and Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson had 9 children-Mona Gibson married Albert F. Rahlf, the son of Albert and Velma Rahlf of New Hampton, IA, and lives in Waterloo, Iowa; Stuart Gibson married Tari and lives in Woodstock, Georgia; Laura Gibson married Larry Miller and lives in Fairfield, Iowa; Duane Gibson married Julie and lives in Shell Rock, Iowa; Wylene Gibson married Gregory Heidorn and lives in Rochester, Minnesota; Peggy Gibson married Allen Jacobs and lives in Jefferson, Iowa; Karen Gibson married Ray Johnson and lives in Belgrade, Montana; Kent Gibson married Brenda and lives in Denver, Iowa; and Brad Gibson married Becky and lives in Charles City, Iowa---John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn lived in Caseyville, IL where he worked at a steel mill in St. Louis, MO, and later retired in Iowa near their daughter Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson.

Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson's husband Earl H. Gibson's father Earl Hartman Gibson Sr. was born in Ingraham, IL 24 Oct 1897 to Charles Francis Gibson and Jennie Gertrude Harmon. Earl Hartman Gibson Sr. married Agnes Edith Martin. He passed away in Feb 1926. Children of Earl H. and Agnes E. (Martin) Gibson Sr. were-Earl H. Gibson, Mona A. Gibson, Clara G. Gibson, Merril David Gibson, and Jeanette Ruth Gibson. Earl H. Gibson's grandfather Charles Francis Gibson was born in Louisville, IL 16 Dec 1874 to Jacob S. Gibson and Nancy Matilda Burke. Charles Francis Gibson married Jennie Gertrude Harmon. He passed away on 12 May 1941 in Bible Grove Township, IL. His wife Jennie Gertrude Harmon was born in Louisville, IL on 30 Apr 1878 to William Albert Harmon and Sarah Catherine McKnight. Charles Francis Gibson and Jennie Gertrude Harmon had 4 children-Earl Hartman Gibson, Noel Elfa Gibson, Vernal Delbert Gibson, and Kenneth Floyd Gibson. Earl H. Gibson's great grandfather was Jacob S. Gibson. He married Nancy Matilda Burke. She was born in Owen, Indiana on 2 Nov 1842 to Archibald Burke and Jane Armstrong Steele. She passed away on 28 Oct 1914. Jacob S. Gibson and Nancy Matilda Burke had 6 children-Albert A Gibson, Harvey S. Gibson, Lillie Gibson, Lou Gibson, Sarah Jane Gibson, and Charles Francis Gibson.

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's obituary - Mary Alice Gibson, 79, of Denver, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at Allen Hospital, Waterloo. She was born March 31, 1929, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of John P. and Elizabeth Kraushaar Horn. She married Earl Gibson on June 13, 1947. He died in June 1993. Mrs. Gibson and her husband farmed near Shell Rock from 1953 until retiring in 1985.

Survived by: five daughters, Mona (Albert) Rahlf of Waterloo, Wylene (Gregory) Heidorn of Rochester, Minn., Laura (Larry) Miller of Fairfield, Peggy (Allen) Jacobs of Jefferson and sons, Stuart (Tari) of Woodstock, Ga., Duane (Julie) of Shell Rock, Kent (Brenda) of Denver and and Brad (Becky) of Charles City; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with burial in Mount Vernon Township Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Public visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kaiser Corson Funeral Home, Denver, and for an hour before services at the church. Memorials: may be directed to the family. Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's husband Earl H. Gibson's obituary - Earl H. Gibson of 109 Timber Road, Denver, Iowa, formerly of Shell Rock and most recently of Ennis, Montana, died Thursday morning, June 24, 1993 at Allen Memorial Hospital from congestive heart failure. Earl was born on December 23, 1921, in East St. Louis, Illinois, the son of Earl H. and Agnes E. (Martin) Gibson Sr. Earl attended grade school in Washington Park, Illinois and also Ingraham, Illinois. Earl then moved to Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone where he graduated from high school in 1942. Earl then worked for the Civil Service in Panama, and also attended Bomb Sight School before entering the U.S. Air Force on October 3, 1945. Earl was discharged on December 1, 1946, and on June 13, 1947, he was united in marriage to Mary A. Horn at the Panama Canal Zone. The couple made their home in Panama and Earl worked at the airbase as an airplane instrument mechanic. In 1953 the couple move to Shell Rock, Iowa, where Earl became engaged in farming as a cattle feeder. Earl retired from farming in 1987, and the couple moved to Ennis, Montana. In September of 1992, the couple moved to Denver, Iowa, and made their home at 109 Timber Road. Earl was a member of the Bremer County Extension Council in the 1960's, and enjoyed hunting, but most of all he loved the mountains of Montana.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of Denver, his nine children, Mona Rahlf of Waterloo, Stuart Gibson of Woodstock, Georgia, Laura Miller of Fairfield, Iowa, Duane (Buck) Gibson of Shell Rock, Iowa, Wylene Heidorn of Rochester, Minnesota, Peggy Jacobs of Jefferson, Iowa, Karen Johnson of Bozeman, Montana, Kent Gibson of Denver, Iowa, and Brad Gibson of Charles City, Iowa, twenty seven grandchildren, one brother, Merril D. Gibson of Garber, Iowa, and one sister, Jeanette Wattles of Louisville, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, a half brother, James Ewing, and two sisters, Mona A. Gibson and Clara G. Gibson. Services held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Iowa June 28, 1993 at 10:30 a.m., the clergy officiating, Rev. James Carstensen and Rev. Gregory Heidorn, the organist Joann Wiltfang, and the soloist Bill Quibell. Military Graveside Rites by Avery-Slight American Legion Post #393 of Shell Rock, Iowa. The Casket Bearers were Brad C. Gibson, Duane E. Gibson, Kent B. Gibson, Stuart V. Gibson, Ray C. Johnson, and Albert F. Rahlf. Final resting place Mt. Vernon Township Cemetery Rural Waterloo, Iowa.

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's husband Earl H. Gibson's father Earl Hartman Gibson Sr.'s obituary - Earl Hartman Gibson Sr., eldest son of Charles and Gertrude Gibson, was born Oct. 24, 1897, in Bible Grove Township, Clay county, Ill., and died at Avena, Fayette County, Ill., Feb. 8, 1926, age 28 years, 3 months, 15 days. March 1918, he was married to Agnes Edith Martin of Flora, Ill. To this union were born five children, 3 girls and two boys: Mona Agnes, aged S years; Clara Gertrude, who died at 6 months; Earl Hartman, Jr., aged 4 years; Jeanette Ruth, aged 2 years; and Merrill David, aged 3 months. The wife and oldest daughter were very ill at his death and not able to attend the funeral. Earl's death came as a shock to friends and relatives, who thought he was doing very well, but be took hemorrhage of the bowels Sunday morning and peacefully passed away Monday morning at 2 a. m. He was conscious to the last and realized the end was near. His mother prayed with him that God's will might be done and that we all might feel the Saviour's comforting presence, which was granted. Earl asked that all might sing. His mother led with "My Jesus, I Love Thee". Earl said "Jesus, come and take me, I am ready, tell Agnes to be brave." He smiled and went to live with Jesus.

His boyhood days were spent in Clay county with his parents, who moved to East St. Louis in May, 1917. He was converted at about 12 years of age at Shouse Chapel M. E. church and united with the church, later moving his membership to First M. E. Church, E. St. Louis. In October, 1924, be entered the ministry and moved to Willow Hill charge. In 1926 he was transferred to the Avena, Ill. charge, where he found many true and faithful friends. A beautiful funeral ceremony was conducted at Shouse Chapel church after the Dist. Supt. Rev. Whiteside, of Centralia, Ill., assisted by Rev. Tucker, of Louisville, III., had preached the sermon. The remains were then laid to rest In the family lot in Shouse Chapel cemetery, Bible Grove, Clay County, Illinois. He leaves to mourn his departure, his immediate family, as above mentioned a father, mother, two brothers, Noel B., who is attending Bradley Inst., of Peoria, Ill., and Vernal D. of E. St. Louis, and a host of relatives and friends. Earl was a kind and loving son, a true devoted husband, a patient, gentle father, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. (The Flora Journal-Record, February 25, 1926)

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's husband Earl H. Gibson's grandfather Charles Francis Gibson's obituary - Charles Francis Gibson was born in the Jenkins Community south of Louisville, December 16, 1874, and died at his home in Bible Grove Township of leakage of the heart, May 12th, 1941, age 66 years, 4 months and 25 days. He was one of twelve children born to Jacob S. and Nancy M. (Burke) Gibson. When a small boy his parents moved to what is now the Curtis Lewis farm southwest of Ingraham where he grew to young manhood. About 1893 the family moved to what is now the Rose Harmon farm near Shouse Chapel church. In January 1897 he was married to Gertrude Harmon of the same neighborhood. To this union four sons were born, one dying in infancy and eldest Rev. Earl Hartman died in February 1926 at the age of 29 years. Charlie left to mourn their loss his wife, two sons, two daughter-in-laws and ten grand children. They are as follows: Noel E., his wife Elsie and three sons Noel Jr., Charles Robert and William Hugh of Cristobal Canal Zone, Rev. Vernal D., his wife Myrtle and four children, Delbert Francis, Esther Berniece, Virginia Marie and Dorothy Mae of Collinsville, Ill., Earl Hartman, Jeanette Ruth and Merrill David (Earl's children) who have lived with their grand parents the last eleven years. He also leaves four sisters. Mrs. Sarah Hardin, Mrs. Lou Hardin and Mrs. Lillie Wattles of Bible Grove and Mrs. Sina Blair of Louisville. Three brothers, Albert A. of Castor, Alberta, Canada, Archa D. and Harvey S. of Millwood, Washington, and 40 nieces and nephews.

In 1897 he was converted and united with the Methodist church at Shouse Chapel. In 1917 he with his family moved to East St. Louis, where he followed the carpenter's trade until 1933 when he moved to the farm in Shouse Chapel neighborhood where he died. In 1927 he was united with the Assemblies of God church in East St. Louis where he remained a member until death. His son Noel and family had not been home for two years and he said he hated to go before their return home in June for their summer vacation, but expressed his readiness and willingness to go to meet his Savior. A short time before death he said "Come, for all things are now ready." On Saturday he told his son Vernal to go home and preach his two "Mother's Day" services and he would pray for him. We shall never forget how he prayed for him on Sunday morning and how he threw his arms around him and rejoiced when and and Myrtle returned at 1 A.M. Monday. Rev. Cameron Harmon of Fairfield, Ill., assisted by the pastor Rev. Wolverton conducted the funeral at Shouse Chapel, May 15th at 2 P.M. Interment was in the family lot in the near by cemetery. His boyhood play mate and friend John Brant of Ingraham, his sons Carl and John and Delmar Fahrenbacher sand two sons and Mrs. Rainbolt, Edna Ham and Bethel Whaley of Collinsville, Ill., sang one song. Pallbearers were nephews and flower girls were relatives. Dillman and Herrell of Louisville had charge.
There's an open gate at the end of the road Through which each must go alone And there is a light we cannot see.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express out heartfelt thanks to relatives, friends and neighbors for their faithfulness in helping care for our dear husband, father and grand father in his last illness and death, also all who gave flowers, furnished music or helped in any way. May God Bless each and every one. Mrs. Gertrude Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Noel E. Gibson, Rev. and Mrs. V.D. Gibson, and grandchildren.

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's husband Earl H. Gibson's grandmother Julia Gertrude "Jennie" (Harmon) Gibson was born Apr. 30, 1878 and died Jul. 14, 1958. Her parents were William Albert Harmon (1849-1927) and Sarah Catherine McKnight (1851-1920). Her husband was Charles Francis Gibson. On Jan 7 1897 Julia "Jennie" Gertrude Harmon married Charles Francis Gibson, they were parents of 4 Children.

Julia Gertrude "Jennie" (Harmon) Gibson's obituary - OBIT: MRS. GIBSON, MOTHER OF PASTOR, DIES - Mrs. Gertrude Gibson, 80, of 311 North Hesperia, Collinsville, a former resident of East St. Louis, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday in Christian Welfare Hospital. She had been ill four years. Mrs. Gibson was the mother of the Rev. Vernal Gibson, who had been the pastor of the Assembly of God Church here 21 years until he transferred to the Assembly of God Church at Macomb, Ill., two years ago. A native of Clay County, Illinois, Mrs. Gibson had lived here eight years. Before that she had lived in East St. Louis 34 years. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Herbert A. Kassly Chapel. Services also will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Shouse Chapel in Louisville, Illinois. Burial will be at Louisville. In addition to the Rev. Mr. Gibson, survivors include a son Noel E. Gibson of the Panama Canal Zone; two sisters, Mrs. Charity Gould of Louisville and Mrs. Lydia Smith of Crossville, Illinois; four brothers, Dr. Cameron Harmon of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Roscoe Harmon of Sarasota, Florida, G.C. Harmon of East Alton, and Dr. John Harmon of Rockport, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. (East St. Louis Journal, Wednesday, July 16, 1958)

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's husband Earl H. Gibson's great grandparents were Jacob Sanford "Sant" Gibson born Aug. 31, 1837, died May 1, 1896, and Nancy Matilda (Burke) Gibson (1842-1914). Jacob Sanford "Sant" Gibson married Nancy Matilda Burke January 10, 1861 in Clay County, IL. They are both buried at Bible Grove Cemetery, Bible Grove, Clay County, Illinois.

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's husband Earl H. Gibson's sister Jeanette Ruth (Gibson) Wattles's obituary - Jeanette Ruth Wattles, 86, of Flora died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Clay County Hospital, Flora. The funeral was today at Neal Funeral Home, Louisville, with the Rev. Carroll Lewis officiating. Burial was in Shouse Chapel Cemetery, rural Bible Grove. Memorials may be made to Clay City United Methodist Church or Heritage Woods. Mrs. Wattles was born Aug. 18, 1923, in East St. Louis, the daughter of Earl and Agnes (Martin) Gibson. She married Roy E. Wattles Aug. 31, 1941, and he preceded her in death June 30, 1992. She was a homemaker, baked wedding cakes and was a member of Clay City United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, James (Susie) Wattles of Ingraham; daughter, Linda (Bob) Siemer of Effingham; grandchildren, Tyson Tolliver, Scott Wattles, Tracey Richards and Sherry Smith; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Earl and David Gibson; sister, Mona Gibson; and grandchild, Seth Tolliver in 1998.

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's husband Earl H. Gibson's brother Merril David Gibson's wife Ethel M. (Hesse) Gibson's obituary - Ethel M. Gibson, age 81, of Waverly and formerly of Garber, died Monday, January 25, 2009, at her home from complications of cancer. Ethel was born on April 14, 1928, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Lora Burel (Sells) Hesse. She was raised in Cedar Falls and attended school until the 8th grade. Ethel then went to work as a waitress at Vera's Restaurant and a Diner in Cedar Falls. On March 31, 1946, Ethel was united in marriage to Merril David Gibson in Cedar Falls. They lived on the Cedar River north of Cedar Falls until 1964, when they moved to Waverly. In Waverly she ran a truck garden selling vegetables, helped on their farm, and took care of her family. They retired to Guttenberg, Iowa, so they could pursue their favorite past time of fishing. They later built a house in the woods near Garber, Iowa, where she lived until Merril passed away. Ethel then moved back to Waverly to be close to her children and grandchildren. Her enjoyments included fishing, playing cards, gardening, flowers, cooking, baking, and sewing. However, what she enjoyed most was babysitting grandchildren and spending time with her family.

Ethel's memory is honored by her three children; Wanda Mae (Jim) Marks of Plainfield, Marjorie Ann (Jerry) Schnathorst of Waverly, and David Allen (Beverly) Gibson of Cedar Falls, a son-in-law, Tom Sands; a brother; Roger L. (Vivian) Hesse of Waverly, a sister; Esther (LaVerne) Schweer of Cedar Falls, eleven grandchildren, and twenty eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter; Sandy Sands, two granddaughters; Erika Rachel Sands and Melisa Lora Rizer, and three brothers; Wesley, Leslie, and Kenneth Hesse. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, January 29, at the Vineyard Community Church in Waverly with Pastors Bill Carpenter and Jim Bauer officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Vernon Township Cemetery north of Waterloo. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 28, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly where the family will greet friends from 4 to 8 P.M. Memorials may be directed to the family and online condolences may be made at www.kaisercorson.com.

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's husband Earl H. Gibson's half brother Allen James Ewing was born Aug. 29, 1929, and died in Feb. 1980. He was the son of Allen W. Ewing and Agnes (Martin) Gibson. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. His burial was at Center Cemetery, Story City, Story Co., Iowa.

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's husband Earl H. Gibson's uncle Rev. Vernal Delbert Gibson was born Dec. 13, 1901 in Louisville, Clay County, Illinois, and died Dec. 26, 1988 in Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois. He was a son of Charles Francis Gibson (1874-1941) and Julia Gertrude Harmon Gibson (1878-1958). He married 1st Myrtle McClure (1898-1975). He married 2nd Orene Warfield (1914-2003). Children of Rev. Vernal Delbert Gibson and his 1st wife Myrtle (McClure) Gibson were-Delbert F. Gibson (1923-2008), Esther Berniece (Gibson) Davis (1925-2013), Louise Gibson (1927-1927), Virginia Marie (Gibson) Anderson (1929-2004). and Dorothy Mae (Gibson) Anderson (1934-2012). His burial was at Saint John Cemetery, Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois.

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(1x) Rev. Vernal Delbert Gibson and his 1st wife Myrtle (McClure) Gibson's daughter Esther Berniece (Gibson) Davis's obituary - SPRINGFIELD, IL - Berniece Davis, 87, Springfield, passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 11, 2013, at St. John's Hospice with her family by her side. She was born on June 5, 1925, in East St. Louis, IL to Vernal and Myrtle McClure Gibson. She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Delbert Gibson, Virginia Anderson and Dorothy Anderson. She married Lorenzo Davis May 30, 1952. Together, they worshiped at Calvary Temple Christian Center for many years. She is survived by her husband, Lorenzo, of Springfield; son, Mark (Teresa) Davis of Auburn, WA; daughters, Karla Duff of Springfield, Darlene Davis of Largo, FL, and Karen (Dave) Doerfler of Windham, ME; grandchildren, Jeremy (Emily) Doerfler, Nathaniel (Sydney) Doerfler, Brianna Doerfler, Scott Davis, Brian (Sheryl) Davis, Michael Duff, Amanda Duff (fiancé Tom Elshoff); great- grandson, Christian Doerfler; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation: Berniece's family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, at Staab Polk Memorial Home, 8855 State Rt. 4, Chatham. Funeral: funeral ceremony at 9 a.m., Thursday, May 16, at Staab Polk Memorial Home, Chatham, with Reverend Paul Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Temple Christian Center Building Fund, 1730 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, IL 62704. (Published in The State Journal-Register on May 14, 2013)

(2) Philip and Emma (Doll) Horn's son George Horn was married and lived in East Saint Louis, IL. I don't have any information about his family.

After the death of his first wife Emma (Doll) Horn in 1898 Philip Horn married Katherine (Kate) Haushalter, the daughter of George and Margaret (Schiller) Haushalter. (She was my mother's aunt and a sister to her mother) She married Phillip Horn 3-16-1901 Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. Katherine (Kate) Haushalter was born in 1873 near Fieldon, Richwood Township, Jersey County, Illinois, and died in 1947 in St. Louis, MO. She had been married before to Henry Groppel. Henry Groppel was the son of Herman H. and Johanna Augusta (Rudolph) Groppel. He was born 3-17-1866 in Jersey County, IL. He died 10-12-1899 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Henry Groppel 2-22-1890 Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL, and they had 3 daughters-Augusta "Gussie" Groppel, Margaret "Maggie" Catherine Groppel (twin to Gussie), and Frances Groppel.

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(1a) Henry and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel's daughter Augusta (Gussie) Groppel was born in 1892 and died 2-11-1981. She married Clayton A. Baxter 4-26-1910 in Jersey County, IL, and after his death she married Edward Schallenberg and lived in Brighton, IL area. She had no children.

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(2a) Henry and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel's daughter Margaret "Maggie" Catherine Groppel died 8-14-1906 at age 15 of consumption in Jerseyville, IL.

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(3a) Henry and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel's daughter Frances was born 10-16-1896. She died 9-4-1970, and she is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She was married first to John Wachter and they had a daughter Loretta Wachter. After their marriage Frances and John Wachter and their daughter Loretta lived in East St. Louis, IL a block from Frances's mother Katherine. Frances's first husband John Wachter was in a car accident, and later became insane and was hospitalized in a mental institution in Alton, IL where he later died. John and Frances (Groppel) Wachter's daughter Loretta Wachter married 1st a man whose last name was Tucker and they had 2 sons, James Tucker and Eugene Tucker. Loretta married 2nd Keith G. Martin Apr. 21, 1945 in Jersey County, IL, and they had a daughter, Kathleen Joann Martin. They lived in Springfield, IL. After John Wachter died Frances married Arthur Dabbs and lived in the Otterville, IL area.

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Henry & Catherine (Haushalter) Groppel's daughter Frances Matilda (Groppel) Wachter Dabbs's obituary - Mrs. Frances Matilda (Groppel) Dabbs, born 16-10-1896, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 04-09-1970 buried Oak Grove cemetery. Frances Matilda Dabbs, 73 years, 10 months, 18 days, wife of Arthur W. Dabbs, died at the family home on Rural Route 3, Jerseyville in Otter Creek Township, Friday am September 4, following a period of ill health. Final rites for Mrs. Dabbs were held Sunday afternoon at 2 pm at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Rev. W. Louis Purcell, pastor of United Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Dabbs was a daughter of the late Henry & Catherine (Haushalter) Groppel and was born in Jerseyville October 16, 1896.

Surviving her in addition to her husband are 1 daughter, Mrs. Keith (Loretta) Martin of Springfield, 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Harold (Lila) Blackorby of Jerseyville; 1 step-son, Orville Dabbs of Jerseyville; 1 sister, Mrs. Edward Schallenberg of Brighton; 4 half-brothers, John Horn of Waverly, Iowa, George Horn of East St. Louis, Arthur Horn of Detroit, Michigan, and Phillip Horn of Taylor, Michigan; 3 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren, and 3 step-g-grandchildren. Cemetery.

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(1aa) John and Frances (Groppel) Wachter's daughter Loretta Wachter was born abt. 1918 in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, IL. She is deceased. Loretta married 1st a man whose last name was Tucker and they had 2 sons, James Tucker and Eugene Tucker. Loretta married 2nd Keith G. Martin Apr. 21, 1945 in Jersey County, IL, and they had a daughter, Kathleen Joann Martin.

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(1aaa) Keith and Loretta (Wachter) Martin's daughter Kathleen Joann (Martin) Bates's obituary - Kathleen Joann Bates, 60, of Springfield, died at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at St. John's Hospital. Kathleen was born on November 30, 1953 in Alton, the daughter of Keith and Loretta Wachter Martin. She married Michael Edward Fifer in 2006 in Springfield; he preceded her in death on January 28, 2013. Kathleen attended Southeast High School and volunteered at the breadline. She was known for her very caring spirit and always put everyone else first. She had many pen pals and enjoyed drawing and reading. She was also preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her three sons, David Ashby of Springfield, Brian (wife, Lorene) Bates of Chatham, and James Bates of Springfield; three grandsons, Austin, Lucas and Jackson Bates of Chatham; and two half-brothers, James Tucker of FL and Gene Tucker of TX. Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society. Graveside ceremony will be hosted by the family at Roselawn Memorial Park at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 with Pastor David Bueltmann officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 675 E. Linton, Springfield, IL 62703.

After her first husband Henry Groppel's death George and Margaret (Schiller) Haushalter's daughter Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel married Phillip Horn 3-16-1901 in Jersey County, IL. Philip and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel Horn had two sons-Arthur Horn and Phillip Horn.

(1) Philip and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel Horn's son Arthur Horn never married and lived in the Detroit, Michigan area. He is deceased. He worked in an auto manufacturng plant in Detroit, Michigan.

(2) Philip and Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel Horn's son Phillip Horn married and lived in Taylor, Michigan. He worked at one of the auto manufacturing plants there in Detroit, Michigan. He is deceased. I don't have any information about Phillip Horn's wife or children, except I remember Philip Horn had a son Don Horn who played football for the University of Iowa back in the 1950's. He was star running back, and I recall the Iowa team he was on was a very good football team and was in a Rose Bowl Game. Don Horn was a fullback on the 1958 University of Iowa Hawkeyes College football team that defeated the California Golden Bears 38 to 12 in the 1959 Rose Bowl Game.

Samuel Dabbs

Samuel Dabbs, a native of South Carolina, made a settlement on section 8, in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, about the year 1826. His son, was William W. Dabbs.

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(Note: Samuel Dabbs was born in 1808 in Kentucky, and died on December 12, 1855 in Jersey County, Illinois. Samuel was declared insane a few years before his death and he may have died at the Central Hospital for the Insane, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He married Mary Link abt. 1830, daughter of William Link and Sally Grim. She was born circa 1809 in Tennessee or Virginia, and died on September 12, 1856 in Otterville, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, Illinois. In the 1850 census, Samuel was listed as age 42 born in Kentucky, the county histories list his birthplace as South Carolina. There were two Samuel Dabbs in Illinois. One is the son of Nathaniel Dabbs and brother of James Dabbs, the other was Samuel Dabbs, son of James Dabbs. This has undoubtedly resulted in errors, one of which is the year Samuel Dabbs son of James Dabbs came to Illinois. It is more likely that James Dabbs' son Samuel came to Illinois in 1819 with his father James. Samuel Dabbs, the brother of James, migrated to Illinois with his brother James Dabbs in 1805.

Samuel and his wife were Baptists. Samuel, according to the census, was a farmer. Samuel and his wife were buried in the old cemetery at Otterville. Later their graves were moved to the Dabbs Cemetery. The transcription on the gravestone of Samuel Dabbs is engraved: Samuel Dabbs, died Dec 28 1855 aged 47 yrs. 11 mos¯. Mary (Link) Dabbs was either a Baptist or Methodist Episcopal. According to the 1850 census, she was born in Virginia circa 1809. Her gravestone in the Dabbs cemetery is engraved: Mary wife of Samuel Dabbs Sept. 14 1856 Aged 45 years¯, which gives a birth date of 1810/11. She died just after Samuel's will was probated. Mary was not literate, as noted in the 1850 census and by the fact that she made her mark on the documents in her husband Samuel's probate.

In 1853 when he was about 43 years of age, Samuel Dabbs was declared insane: State of Illinois } The People of the State Jersey County } SS of Illinois To the Sheriff or any Constable of said County Greetings: You are hereby commanded to summon twelve lawful men of your county to appear before me at the Court house in Jerseyville, forthwith, to make a Jury to inquire into the fact of the alledged [sic] insanity of one Samuel Dabbs and have give then and there the names of the Jury and this writ. Given __?__ my hand and seal this 21st day of February A.D. 1853. Geo. E. Warner [seal], County Judge In the matter of Samuel } Before Geo E. Warner Dabbs alledged to be insane } County Judge of Jersey County Illinois in vacation We the Jury having been duly impanelled [sic] & sworn to try the fact of the alledged insanity of Samuel Dabbs having heard the evidence do find him to be insane. John Smith, J. E. Whit_?_, Caleb C. Calhoun, John(?) Cowen, Jas Kellog, M. F. Cheny, M. B. Miner, A. Dodson, D. Mulholland(?), Jas.(?) A. Barr, R. D. __?__, P. R. Fisher(?). The warrant dated February 1853 listed the above men and three additional men (names unreadable), fee 50 cts. In the matter of Samuel Dabbs Insane. Ill Hospital __?__ and received Aug 2_ 1853 the patient named in the written warrant. J. M. Higgins, Supt. Fee paid in full to Sheriff by Mrs. Dabbs Augt 22 1853. J. M Hurd Sheriff of Jersey County by __?__ [Probate, Jersey County Courthouse, Box 37.]

Samuel was admitted to the hospital just two years after it opened. Miss Dorothea Dix early applied herself to the bettering of their pitiable condition [insane]. According to the Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, when the State legislature met, she addressed to them an eloquent and convincing argument favoring the establishment of an asylum for the care of the insane. Accordingly, such a hospital was located on a beautiful stretch of prairie-land a mile south of Jacksonville. In November 1851 the first patient was received. J. M. Higgins was the first superintendent of the Central Hospital for the Insane at Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.

Samuel Dabbs died intestate. Since he was insane, he was probably not capable of making a will before he died. His probate lists his death as December 28, 1855. After Samuel's death, Mary (Polly)¯ was allowed the following: Beds, bedsteads & bedding for self and family, $30.00 __?__; Household & kitchen furniture, $20.00; One spinning wheel, __?__ 1 Loom and appendages, $10.75; 1 Pair of cards, $ .75 1 Stove & pipe, $16.00; Wearing apparel for self & family, $25.00; 1 Milk Cow & calf for every 4 persons, $20.00; One Horse of the value of forty dollars, $40.00; 1 Womans Saddle & bridle, $15.00; Provisions for self & family for 1 year, $100.00; Two Sheep for each member of the family & their fleeces, $16.00; Food for the above Stock for six months, $21.00; Fuel for three months, $8.00; Sixty dollars worth of this property, $60.00; Total $389.50. The inventory of his estate: Personal property amt of goods and chattels as appeared $418.50; Amt cash on hand $20.00; Rent received of F. Banrney $156.00; Account against Joshua Dabbs $33.00; Notes on F. Barney due Mar 1 1857 $156.00 Total: $787.50.

Real Estate: NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Sec. 17, Town 7, Range 12, 40 A [acres] E ½ of SE 1/4 of Sec. 1, Town 7, Range 11, 80 [acres], original 1835 land patent, Samuel NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Sec 21, Town 7, Range 10, 40 [acres], original 1835 land patent, Samuel ½ SE 1/4 of SE 1/4, Sec. 8, Town 7, Range 12, 40 [acres] SW 1/4 of SW 1/4, Sec 9, Town 7, Range 12, 40 [acres] The said lands are held by Patent from U.S. & deeds from patentees and an unencumbered. Polly Dabbs, adminx, certified that this [below] was a true inventory of Samuel's estate on April 7, 1856, just five months before her death. It appears that Samuel had sold (or traded) his two land patents purchased in 1833.)

Samuel Dabbs was born about Feb 1808 in Kentucky. He died on 28 Dec 1855 in either Jersey Co., IL, or possibly Jacksonville, Morgan Co., Illinois. He was buried in Dabbs Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co., IL. Samuel Dabbs married Mary "Polly" Link about 1828 in Illinois. Mary was born in 1810 in Virginia. She died on 14 Sep 1856 in Jersey Co., Illinois. She was buried in Dabbs Cemetery, Otterville, Jersey Co., Illinois. Samuel and Mary (Link) Dabbs had the following children-William Washington Dabbs born on 8 Jun 1836 in IL, died on 5 Oct 1917 in Jersey Co., IL, married Catherine Worthy 5 Nov 1856 in Jersey Co., IL; Mary M. Dabbs born abt. 1833 in IL, married Absalom B. Davenport about 1850 in IL, born in 1828 in NC, died 24 Dec 1906 in Fulton, Callaway Co., MO; Laren "Nellie" Jane Dabbs born abt. 1831 in IL, married Thomas McManus born 1821; Jacob W. Dabbs born abt. 1839 in Jersey Co., IL, died 1960; and Emeline Dabbs born abt 1843 in Jersey Co., IL.

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(Note: Mary Polly (Link) Dabbs made her will on June 23, 1856. Her probate file is large, but contains documents related to her husband's estate, perhaps because she died before Samuel's probate was completed. In August 1856 Polly received $35.00 each for the board and care of her son W. W. Dabbs (William Washington) and for the board and washing for her son Jacob W. Dabbs. She also received $35.00 for board and Doctor Bill &c, possibly for herself, since she was probably ill when she made her will in June. There appears to be a doctor bill for services for Polly from January to September 13, 1856, the day before she died. There is also a record of her purchases for this time period, during which she purchased items such as smoking tobacco, sugar, coffee, nails, calico, and matches. Her coffin and case cost $32.00.

Polly's will: I Polly Dabbs of the County of Jersey, __?__ state of Illinois do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, That is to say. first it is my will that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be fully paid. Second I give devise and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Emiline Dabbs all my Estate goods and Chattles [unreadable words] kept. Also the household furniture and other __?__ not particularly mentioned or not disposed of in this Will. My executor __?__ disposing of and __?__ thereof to pay my just debts and expenses afforesaid. The Ballence [sic] to be applied to her use and __?__ or paid over to her when she may appear capable of taking charge of the same. And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint Joshua Dabbs to be the Executor for this my last will and testament [unreadable words] annuling all former wills made and satisfing and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament in testamony wherof I have hereunto set my hand and seal The twenty third day of June A.D. 1856. Polly signed her will with her mark.

Her will was witnessed by John M Hull and Jesse Dabbs. There is a probate file for Emiline/Emeline/Emaline and her brother Jacob, in which Emiline is named as heir of her father Samuel and a (devisee of her Mother the late Polly Dabbs).¯ Her brothers, W. W. Dabbs and Jacob Dabbs are only mentioned as heirs of their father Samuel in one document, but Jacob and Emeline are named as heirs of Polly in another.)

William W. Dabbs

William Washington Dabbs was a son of Samuel and Mary (Link) Dabbs. William Washington Dabbs was born on 8 Jun 1836 in IL, and died on 5 Oct 1917 in Jersey Co., IL. He married Catherine Worthy 5 Nov 1856 in Jersey Co., IL. William Washington Dabbs and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs had the following children-John M. Dabbs, George F. Dabbs, Lindley Dabbs, Hattie E. Dabbs, Margaret E. Dabbs, Emma E. Dabbs, Nellie Jane Dabbs, Oscar Dabbs, and Mary E. Dabbs, (4 other children died in infancy).

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William Washington Dabbs's obituary - Oldest Man in Otter Creek Passes Away. William Washington Dabbs, age 81, the oldest resident of Otter Creek Township, died at his home, three miles west of Otterville Friday and was buried in Dabbs cemetery. Funeral services held at Otterville M. C. Church conducted by Rev. Joseph Jenkins of Jerseyville. The pall bearers were grandsons of the deceased.

Mr. Dabbs, who was one of the best read men in Otter Creek township, having educated himself by reading, was a member of the board of supervisors at one time. He was a loyal Republican and his influence in Otter Creek township was second to none. He and his wife, who is still living, united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Otterville 50 years ago.

He leaves besides his wife one daughter, Mrs. Don Beach and three sons, John, Oscar, and Lindley Dabbs, all of Otter Creek township. He was a friend of O. B. Hamilton of Jerseyville for 75 years. [Note O. B. Hamilton wrote the History of Jersey County, 1919, and may have been the author of below].

William Washington Dabbs was born June 8, 1836, in Jersey County, Otter Creek township, Ill., and died at his home three miles west of Otterville, Friday, Oct. 5, 1917 at 4:30 PM. Only one half mile from where he was born. He was married to Katherine Worthy, Nov. 5, 1856. This marriage was solemnized in Jerseyville by Geo. E. Warren, probate judge of our county at the time. This dear woman still survives. Also three sons and two daughters, all living near the home of this dear old parent. Mother and father Dabbs were the parents of fourteen children, nine of whom have passed to the celestial realm above, four having died in infancy and five adults. There are 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Father Dabbs was a devoted lover of these little grand children, never tiring of their noise.

He became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Otterville in 1864 under the powerful religious work of Daniel Bell. He has ever since been a constant reader of the bible, the last few years of his life on earth he prayed and sang hymns. And during his months of suffering, he was patient and called for his dear old wife, who was always ready to do all that her strength could do for him. This wife has been a woman of so perfect in her character and loved by every one. This grief came on her at the age of 77 years which was almost more than her physical strength could endure. He asked us all many times to meet him in Heaven for that was where he was going. Just a few minutes before he passed away, he asked mother to "Help him over the river."

¯ Father Dabbs was a self educated man. He read and studied books written by the greatest authors that the world has ever known. He always said, "I owe to my angel mother all that I have acquired in this life."

His mother, by maiden name was Polly Link. She was of medium build, strong minded and energetic, of the purest and loftiest religion. A member of the M. E. Church and raised her children to learn and love the bible. Father Dabbs was twice a delegate to the Republican State Convention, twice a member of the county board from his own township. He first voted for Lincoln in 1860. His last writings read as follows: "I am now about to the end of my earthly journey. I feel that the time is near when I shall be called to that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."

¯ This dear old husband and father left this world with a smile on his lips while his daughter Mary, and son Oscar were by the bedside as the other children could not get there in time to see this dear old soul leave this world. He prayed for death many times to come, as he knew his sufferings would be over. Six of his grandsons were pall bearers and two of his small granddaughters, Pearl Beach and Mamie Dabbs, carried the flowers that had been contributed by the children.

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Samuel Dabbs, a native of South Carolina, made a settlement on section 8, in this township, about the year 1826. His son, W. W. Dabbs, is a resident of the township still, living near the old homestead.

     W. W. Dabbs is a son of Samuel and Mary (Link) Dabbs, who were pioneers of Jersey county. Samuel Dabbs was a native of Kentucky, and his wife of Tennessee. They came to Illinois in 1805, and to what is now Jersey county in 1826, settling upon Sec. 8, Otter Creek township, which was the birth place of the subject of this sketch. He was born ont he 8th day of June, 1836. He obtained his educations in the common schools of that township, and there grew to manhood. Nov. 5, 1855, he was married to Catherine Worthey, a native of Tennessee. Nine children were born to them: John M., George F., Lindley, Hattie E., Margaret E., Emma E., Nellie Jane, Oscar and Mary E.

Mr. Dabbs owns a large farm, comprising 534 acres, and follows farming. He was engaged in a meat market 13 years. Politically Mr. Dabbs is a republican, having voted with that party since its organization. He has held the office of school director and is a member of the A. F. & A. M. Samuel Dabbs died Dec. 12, 1853, and his widow, Mrs. Mary Dabbs, Sept. 12, 1855. Both are buried in the old cemetery at Otterville.

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Note: The above information about W. W. Dabbs was From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885, pp. 274 - 301. Samuel Dabbs and his wife Mary (Link) Dabbs were later moved and buried at the Dabbs Cemetery in Section 16 of Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. Samuel and Mary (Link) Dabbs's son William W. Dabbs and his wife Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs are also buried at the Dabbs Cemetery.

Samuel Dabbs was a brother to Jesse Dabbs who married Mathilda Marsh. Samuel Dabbs's father was James Dabbs born in 1782 in SC, and died in 1841 in Jersey County, IL. Samuel Dabbs mother was Mary (Harris) Dabbs born in 1788 in SC, and died in 1852 in Jersey County, IL. James Dabbs was the son of Nathaniel Dabbs and Elizabeth (Haney) Dabbs. Nathaniel Dabbs was born in 1737, the son of Joseph and Nancy (Hoggatt) Dabbs of Goochland and Lunenburg Counties., VA. Other children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Haney) Dabbs were-Josiah Dabbs, born 1762, John Dabbs oldest son of Nathaniel born 1762 (also) married to Jane (Sis) Gaddy, and a daughter Nancy Dabbs born 1800 married to John Birmingham.

James and Mary (Harris) Dabbs had the following children-William Dabbs born in 1805; David Dabbs born in 1806; Samuel Dabbs born about Feb 1808, died on 28 Dec 1855; Elizabeth Dabbs born abt. 1808; John Dabbs born abt. 1811, died in Dec 1866; George W. Dabbs born ant. 1813, died about 1888; Susannah Dabbs born abt. 1815; James Dabbs born about 1816 in Kentucky; Jesse Dabbs born 22 Dec 1817, died in 1873/1875; Elias Dabbs born abt. 1820, died on 25 Apr 1876; Joshua Dabbs born abt. 1822, died on 1 May 1864; and Celia Dabbs born about 1824 in Calhoun Co., IL, married Hiram Page.

(Note: James Dabbs served in the 7th Regiment US Infantry, Battle of New Orleans, War of 1812.)

William W. and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs had the following children-John M. Dabbs, George F. Dabbs, Lindley Dabbs, Hattie E. Dabbs, Margaret E. Dabbs, Emma E. Dabbs, Nellie Jane Dabbs, Oscar Dabbs, and Mary E. Dabbs, (4 other children died in infancy).

(1) William W. and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs's son John W. Dabbs was born in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 6-19-1941 in Jersey County. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Mary J. Bruer 2-22-1886 in Jersey County, IL. He later married Mary Reister 2-4-1891 in Jersey County, IL. John W. Dabbs's wife - Mary L. (Reister) Dabbs, born 11-02-1865, Elsah, Jersey County, Illinois, died 06-03-1956, buried 09-03-1956, Otterville cemetery. Mary L. Dabbs, whose 91st birthday occurred on February 11 died Tuesday evening, March 6, at 9 pm at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, City Commissioner & Mrs. Henry Horn, in Jerseyville. Mrs Dabbs had suffered a stroke on February 13 and her condition had been critical since that time. Prior to her illness she had enjoyed good health and had been quite active for her age.

She was the daughter of the late Jacob & Christina (Vernow) Reister and was born near Elsah on February 11, 1865. She had lived all of her life in Jersey County. Mrs Dabbs was the widow of John W. Dabbs whose death occurred in January 1921. In 1928, Mrs. Dabbs and her daughter, Miss Hattie, moved from their farm to the Horn residence where they have resided since. The nonagenarian was the surviving member of a family of 8 brotherss and sisters. Her only immediate survivors are her 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Horn and Miss Hattie Dabbs. Friends may call at Gubser Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there Friday afternoon at 2 pm. Rev. F. W. Schwarzlose pastor of First Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in Otterville cemetery.

(2) William W. and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs's son Lindley L. Dabbs was born 8-15-1967 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 2-2-1947 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at the Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jerseyville, IL. He married Rosetta Johnson 4-7-1880 in Jersey County, IL. She was born 3-29-1871, and died 12-25-1938. She was the daughter of Richard and Mary E. (Howell) Johnson. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. They had 4 children-Lester Franklin Dabbs, Arthur W. Dabbs, and 2 daughters (names unknown).

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(1a) Lindley and Rosetta (Johnson) Dabbs's son Lester Franklin Dabbs was born 8-29-1890 in Jersey County, and died 3-23-1963 in Jersey County, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He lived in Jerseyville and was a painter. He married Ella May Beach, the daughter of Don and Stella (Harmon) Beach. She was born 9-20-1896 in Jersey County, IL, and died 3-26-1980. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Lester and Ella May (Beach) Dabbs had 3 children-Sherman Lester Dabbs, Dwight Dabbs, and Edna Dabbs.

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Lindley and Rosetta (Johnson) Dabbs's son Lester Franklin Dabbs's obituary - Lester Franklin Dabbs, born 29-08-1890, Jersey County, Illinois, died 3-1963, buried 16-03-1963, Oak Grove cemetery. Lester Franklin Dabbs, 72 years, 6 months, 24 days, Jerseyville painter, died at 1:15 pm Saturday at St. Luke hospital in St. Louis where he had been a patient for the past 11 weeks. The body was brought to Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville where friends called. Services were held at the Funeral Home Tuesday, March 16, at 1:30 pm with Rev. Cleo Zinn officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery.

Mr Dabbs was born in Jersey County, August 29, 1890, a son of the late Linly & Rosetta (Johnson) Dabbs. His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ella Dabbs; 2 sons, Sherman and Dwight Dabbs of Jerseyville; 1 daughter Mrs. Sylvester (Edna) Morrison of Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; 11 g-g-grandchildren; and 1 brother Arthur Dabbs.

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Lester Franklin Dabbs's wife Ella May (Beach) Dabbs's obituary - Ella May (Beach) Dabbs, born 20-09-1896, Jersey County, Illinois, died 26-03-1980, buried Oak Grove cemetery. Ella May Dabbs, 83, of 402 Leavett, Jerseyville died at 6:22 pm March 26 at Eldercare Nursing Home in Alton. She was born in Jersey County September 20, 1896, the daughter of Don & Stella (Harmon) Beach. Her husband, Lester Dabbs, died March 23, 1963.

She is survived by 2 sons, Sherman, of rural Jerseyville and Dwight of Jacksonville; 1 step-brother, Lavern Davenport of Fieldon; 1 sister, Marie Keehner of Jerseyville; 2 half- sisters, Pearl Mourning and Roberta Christen of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; several g-& g-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6-9 pm Thursday at Jacoby Brothers funeral home where services will be conducted at 1:30 pm Friday. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

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(1aa) Lester and Ella May (Beach) Dabbs's son Sherman Lester Dabbs was born in 1911 in Jerseyville, IL, and died 1-4-1990 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County, MO. He is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Townshp, Jersey County, IL. He farmed in the Otter Creek Township area of Jersey County, IL. He married Esther Bell Plummer 6-27-1931 in Carrollton, IL. She was the daughter of Joshua and Melvina (Blackorby) Plummer. She was born 6-26-1916 in Kansas, and died 2-22-1980 at St. Mary Health Center in Richmond Heights, MO. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. They had 4 children-Vera Lee Dabbs who married Clifford Neal 6-18-1949 of Jerseyville, IL, Sharon R, Dabbs who married Richard Garber 6-20-1954 of Springfield, IL, June (Dabbs) King of Collinsville, IL, and Carol (Dabbs) Traub of Wood River, IL.

(Note: Sherman Dabbs owned a farm on Dabbs Hill in Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co., IL. Sherman used to play horseshoes with my father and I, and my uncle Jasper Westfall when I was a boy in the 1950's. Sherman was a very good horseshoe player.)

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Sherman Lester Dabbs's obituary - Sherman Lester Dabbs, born 1911, Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-04-1990, buried Noble cemetery. Sherman Lester Dabbs, 79, died Sunday April 1, 1990, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County. He was a self-employed farmer. Born in Jerseyville, he was the son of the late Lester & Ella (Beach) Dabbs. He married Esther Bell (Plummer) Dabbs June 27, 1931, in Carrollton, and she died on February 22, 1980.

Surviving are 4 Daughters, Vera Neal of Jerseyville, Sharon Garber of Springfield, June King of Collinsville and Carol Traub of Wood River; 10 grandchildren; 10 g-g-grandchildren; 1 sister, Edna Eades of Springfield; and 1 brother Dwight Dabbs of Jerseyville. Visitation is from 5-9 pm Tuesday at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services are at 2 pm Wednesday with Rev. Jim Endsley officiating. Burial will be in Noble cemetery at Otterville. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.

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Sherman Lester Dabbs's wife Esther Belle (Plummer) Dabbs's obituary - Esther Belle (Plummer) Dabbs, born 26-06-1916, Kansas, died 22-02-1980, buried Otterville cemetery. Esther Belle Dabbs, 63, of Route 3 Jerseyville died at 1 am February 22, at St. Mary Health Center in Richmond Heights, Missouri. Services were held Sunday afternoon at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev R. E. George officiated and burial was in Otterville. Born in Kansas, June 26, 1916, she was a daughter of Joshua & Melvina (Blackorby) Plummer.

Her survivors include her husband, Sherman Dabbs whom she married June 27, 1931 in Carrollton; 4 daughters Vera Lee Neal, Jerseyville, Sharon Garber, Springfield, June King, Collinsville, Jean Traub, Fieldon; 2 brothers, Emuel Plummer of Rosedale and Cecil Plummer of Fieldon; 2 sisters, Gladys Stemmler of Fieldon and Viola Stock, East Alton; 10 grandchildren and 5 g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, Paul and 1 sister, Lillian. Memorials may be given to Leukemia Fund.

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(2aa) Lester and Ella May (Beach) Dabbs's son Dwight Dabbs was born Sept. 19, 1921 in Jersey County, IL. He died Oct. 12, 2005 in Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois. Dwight Dabbs married Isabelle Hunter and they had three children-Dwight Dabbs, Carolyn Marie Dabbs, and Gordon Eugene Dabbs born 0ct. 12, 1948.

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Dwight Dabbs's obituary - Dwight Dabbs, 84, formerly of Jerseyville, died at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center in Hillsboro. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Oak Grove Cemetery. Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home, Jerseyville.

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Dwight Dabbs wife Isabelle (Hunter) Dabbs's brother John Douglas Hunter's obituary - John D. Hunter, 73, of Carrollton died at 1:05 A.M. at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton on Friday Dec. 13, 2002. Born in Brighton on Feb. 9, 1929 he was the son of the late John D. and Annie Breitweiser Hunter. Surviving are 2 daughters: April Walton of Sentinel, Ok. , Della (husband-Mark ) Bassett of Sayre, Ok., 4 sons: Jeff (wife Sandra) Hunter of Cheyenne, Ok., Dan (wife Sheila ) Hunter of Sayre, Ok., Jason Hunter of Sayre, Ok. , Jacob Hunter of Canute, Ok., 3 step daughters: Peggy (husband Brad) Wagner of Godfrey, Becky (husband William) Stewart of Bethalto, Susan (husband Terry ) McMaster of Carter, Ok., several grandchildren, 2 sisters: Philomena (husband Lester) Goheen of Dow and Isabelle Dabbs of Tyler, Texas. His guardian Gordon (wife Linda) Dabbs of Brighton also survives along with other nephews and nieces. Mr. Hunter was a farmer and U.S. Army Veteran. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Visitation will be from 10 A.M. on Monday until service time at 11 A.M. on Monday at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial will be in the Carrollton City Cemetery and memorials are to a charity of one’s choice.

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(3aa) Lester and Ella May (Beach) Dabbs's daughter Edna Dabbs married first to Sylvester A. Morrison, the son of George and Tillie (Andris) Morrison. He died in 1976, and she is remarried. Her husband's last name is Eades and they live in Springfield, IL.

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(2a) Lindley and Rosetta (Johnson) Dabbs's son Arthur W. Dabbs was born 12-20-1892 in Otterville, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 11-10-1980 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was a farmer and carpenter and lived in the Otter Creek Township area of Jersey County, IL. He married first Lora D. Reed 12-21-1911 in Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Firman and Louisa (Lane) Reed. She was born 9-6-1893, and died 6-30-1936. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Arthur and Lora (Reed) Dabbs had 2 children-Lila Rose Dabbs, and Orville C. Dabbs.

After his first wife Lora (Reed) Dabb's death Arthur Dabbs remarried to Frances Matilda Groppel. She was born 12-20-1892 in Jersey County, IL, and died 9-4-1970 at home in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She was the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Haushalter) Groppel. She and Arthur Dabbs had no children together. She had been married before to John Wachter, and they had a daughter Loretta Wachter who married Keith Martin of Springfield, IL.

(Note: Arthur Dabb's 2nd wife Frances Matilda (Groppel) Wachter Dabbs was my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's cousin. She was the daughter of Katherine (Haushalter) Groppel Horn a sister to my mother's mother Caroline Haushalter)

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Arthur W. Dabbs's obituary - Arthur W. Dabbs, born 20-12-1892, Jersey County, Illinois, died 10-11-1980, buried Oak Grove cemetery. Arthur W. Dabbs, 87, a retired farmer-carpenter of Route 3 Jerseyville died November 10, at Jersey Community hospital. The son of the late Linley & Rosetta (Johnson) Dabbs, he was born in Jersey County, December 20, 1892. His survivors are 1 Daughter, Lila Blackorby, and 1 son, Orville Dabbs of Jerseyville; 5 grandchildren and 11 g-g-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, the former Lora Reed, 1 brother and 2 sisters. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.

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(1aa) Arthur Dabbs and his 1st wife Lora (Reed) Dabbs's daughter Lila Rose Dabbs was born 6-17-1917 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and she died 9-15-1004 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. She married first Clyde M. Reddish. They were married 3 years when he died in WWII. Lila and Clyde Reddish had a daughter Peggy Jo Reddish who married Paul Wheaton. Lila later married Harold Blackorby Sr. 9-30-1946 in Greenville, IL. He died 6-4-1997. They had 1 son-David Neal Blackorby who married Laura. Harold Blackorby Sr. had been married previous to his marriage to Lila Dabbs to Helen Hall and they had a son Harold R. Blackorby Jr. who married Donna.

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Lila Rose (Dabbs) Reddish Blackorby's obituary - Lila Rose Blackorby, 87, died at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 17, 1917, in the Otter Creek Township portion of Jersey County, one of two children of Arthur W. and Lora (Reed) Dabbs. She married Cpl. Clyde M. Reddish, and they were married for three years before he became a casualty of World War II. She married Harold Blackorby on Sept. 30, 1946, in Greenville, and they shared a marriage that spanned 50 years before his death June 4, 1997. Educated in the Jersey County country schools, her early employment included the International Shoe factory and Inman's Department Store, both in Jerseyville. She also served as the Welcome Wagon hostess for Jerseyville and Wood River. Her true career enjoyment was fulfilled as the chief deputy recorder of deeds in the Jersey County Clerk's Office, where she served for 17 years with Linda Crotchett. Her many memberships included the First United Methodist Church of Jerseyville, Jersey County Republican organizations and the Jersey Community Hospital Volunteers. She was especially proud to be listed in the "Who's Who in American Politics" and receiving the charter for the first Cub Scout pack in Jerseyville, which was Pack 59 in 1953.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Jo and Paul Wheaton of Wood River; two sons and daughters-in-law, David Neal and Laura Blackorby of Fort Smith, Ark., and Harold R. and Donna Blackorby of Hartford; 10 grandchildren, David Jr., Paige and Barton Blackorby, Bradley and his wife, Linda Wheaton, Kelly and her husband, Tom Hebel, Paula Jo and her husband, Steve Bollini, Deena and her husband, Jerry Cates, Denise and her husband, Steve Gray, Harold R. Blackorby III, and Lois and her husband, James Eagleson; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew and Christopher Wheaton, Timothy Wiemers, Justin and Shane Bollini, Cody Cates and Christiana and Colin Gray; her nieces and nephews, Carol and Donald Little, both of Jerseyville; six great-nephews; and her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Stephen A. Jackson; her only brother and his wife, Orville and Mildred Dabbs; and a nephew, Darrell Dabbs. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Mark Meyers and her son, the Rev. Harold R. Blackorby Jr., will officiate. Burial will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the activity department at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Lila Rose (Dabbs) Reddish Blackorby's 1st husband Clyde M. Reddish's obituary - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1944 Pfc. Clyde Reddish Killed in Action Jerseyville Wife Got Letter Day Before News of Death - JERSEYVILLE—Mrs. Lila Reddish wife of Pfc Clyde Reddish received telegram announcing his death. Pfc Reddish, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Reddish of Hardin, entered service Jan. 26. He was from Calhoun County. He was employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Co., in Alton. Pfc Reddish was sent to £p Blandln* Fin. Mrs. Reddish went there and remained with Him for some time. He was transferred to Fort Meade, Md., and then sent overseas as an Infantry replacement. A letter written Sept. 4 by Pfc. Reddish was received Tuesday by his wife, 24 hours before the telegram announcing his death. Mrs Reddish went to Hardln, where she Informed the parents of her husband of his death.

(Note: ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH, SATURDAY DECEMBER 16,1944 purple Heart to Two Jersey County Men - Posthumous Awards to Pvts. Reddish and Long "The Purple Heart" has been awarded posthumously to two Jersey County servicemen. Pvt. Clyde Reddish husband of Mrs. Lila Reddish, who died of wounds received in battle in France Sept. 18, and Pvt. Harold W. Long of the Marines, son of Thomas L. Long of Jerseyvllle for meritorious service and wounds received in action resulting in his death, June I5. The certificate has been received by Pvt. Reddish's widow; the medal will arrive soon.

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Lila Rose (Dabbs) Reddish Blackorby's stepson and her 2nd husband Harold Blackorby Sr.'s son Harold Blackorby's Jr.'s wife Donna K. (Weaver) Blackorby's obituary - Donna K. Blackorby, 72, formerly of Thebes, Illinois, passed away at 8:05 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at her residence. She was born on August 19, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the daughter of the late Ivan and Esther (Tucker) Weaver. She married Harold Blackorby, Jr. on March 6, 1963, in Cottage Hills, Illinois, and he survives. Other survivors include four children: Denise Gray and her husband Steven of Smithton, Illinois; Deena Cates and her husband Jerry of Edwardsville; Harold Blackorby III of St. Louis, Missouri; Lois Eagleson and her husband James; and her three beloved grandchildren: Cody Cates, Christiana Gray, and Colin Gray. Donna was employed as a laboratory technician beginning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton, Illinois, and then for Quest Diagnostics in St. Louis for 21 years. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in St. Charles, Missouri, where she was very active. Donna and her husband served on the mission field to Newfoundland, Canada and Alaska. In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at the funeral home. Rev. Kevin Kolb will officiate. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Mission House of Faith Baptist Church in Freeburg, Illinois. Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.

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(2aa) Arthur Dabbs and his 1st wife Lora (Reed) Dabbs's son Orville C. Dabbs was born 6-5-1915 in Field, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 12-25-2000 at his home in Jerseyville, IL. He worked at Laclede Steel Co. in Alton IL. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, in Godfrey, Madison County, IL. He married Milded K. Schaake 12-5-1936 at Fieldon Evangelical and Reform Church in Fieldon, IL. She died 8-15-1995. They had 2 children-Carol Dabbs and her husband Donald Little of Jerseyville, IL, and Darrell Dabbs (deceased) married Cynthia Young of Jerseyville, IL.

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(1aaa) Orville C. Dabbs and Milded K. (Schaake) Dabbs's son Darrell R. Dabbs was born Mar. 6, 1949, and died Feb. 6, 2000 in Illinois. Burial: Kane Cemetery, Kane, Greene County, Illinois. He married Cynthia Annette Young, and they had these children: Bradley Dabbs, Brian Dabbs, and Brett Dabbs.

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(1aaaa) Darrell Ray Dabbs and Cynthia Annette (Young) Dabbs's son Brian A. Dabbs's obituary - CARLINVILLE - Brian Andrew Dabbs, 39, formerly of Jerseyville, died unexpectedly at 4:51 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2016, at the Carlinville Area Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born in Alton on Sept. 24, 1976, and was one of three rambunctious boys born to Darrell Ray and Cynthia Annette (Young) Dabbs. Brian attended Jerseyville schools, and was a member of the Class of 1990. He cherished his time spent with family, and enjoyed the beauty of nature and its stillness, and was very active in sports, particularly soccer, and not only enjoyed participating in various organized teams, but also coached and mentored many area youth in the development of the game. Surviving are his mother, Cindy Dabbs of Carlinville; his three daughters, Kourtney, Alexis and Holly; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Brady and Laura Dabbs of Jerseyville and Brett and Kate Dabbs of Springfield; two nephews and a niece, Brock, Logan and Eva; his grandmother, Suzanne Young of Jerseyville; two aunts and an uncle, Carol and Donald Little of Jerseyville and Luchia Young of Scottsdale, Arizona; along with numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell R. Dabbs and his grandparents, Allen Young and Orville and Mildred Dabbs. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Cliff Woodman of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Carlinville, where Brian was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery. Memorial gifts in honor of Brian may be directed to the family in care of Crawford Funeral Home.

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(2aaa) Orville C. Dabbs and Milded K. (Schaake) Dabbs's daughter Carol Dabbs married Donald Little, and they had these children: Robert Little, James Little, and Randall Little.

(3) William W. and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs's daughter Hattie (or Hettie) E. Dabbs was born abt. 1869 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co., IL, and died in 1893. Hattie married William Henry Hancock on Mar 21, 1886 in Jersey County, IL, a son of Camp Hancock and Serilda Pittman. William was born in November 1864 in IL, and died on Jan 12, 1928 in Alton, Madison Co., IL. Hattie is buried in the Dabbs Cemetery, Jersey Co., IL. William and Hattie (Dabbs) Hancock had one child- Emma Magadeline Hancock born Dec 01, 1889 in Jersey Co., Illinois, and died on May 5 or 6, 1920 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co., IL.

(4) William W. and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs's daughter Margeret Ellen Dabbs was born 1-15-1871 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She 6-30-1950 in Jersey County, IL. She is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Fredrick Frazer 4-7-1890 in Jersey County, IL. He was born 1-30-1869, and died 3-5-1943. He is buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. Frederick and Margaret Ellen (Dabbs) Frazer had 5 children-George F. Frazer, Herbert Leslie Frazer, Harry W. Frazer, Edward Frazer, and a daughter Lottie A. Frazer who married George Cope.

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(1a) Fredrick and Margaret (Dabbs) Frazer's son George F. Frazer was born 1-13-1899 in Jersey County, IL, and he died 4-30-1978 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Lena Cope 8-3-1921. She was the daughter of Mark and Mary (Hall) Cope. She was born in 1900 in Macoupin County, IL, and died 11-14-1986 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyvile, IL. They had 3 children-Ruth Frazer, Marcella "Mickey" Frazer, and George E. Frazer.

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(1aa) George and Lena (Cope) Frazer's daughter Ruth Frazer was born 1-5-1918 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 9-18-1988 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Joseph Vincent Richey 12-5-1942 in El Paso, Texas. They had 3 children-Donna Kay (Richey) Postlewait of Dow, IL, Marsha R. (Richey) Schroeder of Grafton, IL, and a son Michael Vincent Richey (deceased).

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(2aa) George and Lena (Cope) Frazer's daughter Marcella "Mickey" Frazer married Eugene Steinkuehler. She is deceased. She lived in Jerseyville, IL. Eugene and Marcella Rose "Mickey" (Frazer) Steinkuehler had 5 children-Pamela Steinkuehler, Sandy Steinkuehler, Kim Steinkuehler, Ronald Steinkuehler, and Michael Steinkuehler.

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George and Lena (Cope) Frazer's daughter Marcella Rose "Mickey" (Frazer) Steinkuehler's obituary - Marcella Rose "Mickey" Steinkuehler, 78, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at her home. She was born May 16, 1930, in Otterville, to George and Lena (Cope) Frazer. A homemaker and farm wife, she married Eugene Steinkuehler on Aug. 14, 1954, at Bethel Baptist Church. He survives. In addition to her husband, surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Pamela Gowin and Sandy and John Clark, all of Jerseyville, and Kim and Ed Snyder of Shipman; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald and Bobbi Steinkuehler and Michael Steinkuehler, all of Jerseyville; grandchildren and spouses, Tracy and Ben Gilmore, Tabitha and Donald Bortz, Jim and Alison Clark, Doug and Anna, Chris and Whitney and Robert Steinkuehler, Ryan Clark, Justin and Jennifer Steinkuehler and Merissa and Shon Graden; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, George Frazer, and a sister, Ruth Richey. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Pastor Michael Parsons will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Fund.

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(3aa) George and Lena (Cope) Frazer's son George E. Frazer is deceased. He lived in Jerseyville, IL.

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(2a) Fredrick and Margaret (Dabbs) Frazer's son Herbert Leslie Frazer was born 10-23-1901 in Jersey County, IL, and died 4-4-1985 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery. He married Ada M. Brockmeyer 9-10-1932 in Bowling Green, MO. She was born in Otter Creek township, Jersey Co., IL, a daughter of the late John & Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer. She died March 18, 1987, age 86, at St. Mary's hospital, in Clayton, MO. Herbert and Ada (Brockmeyer) Frazer had 2 children-Marvin Frazer and Fred Frazer.

(Note: Herbert Frazer's wife Ada (Brockmeyer) Frazer's mother Caroline (Haushalter) Brockmeyer was related to my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall. Caroline's father Martin Haushalter was a brother to my mother's grandfather John George Haushalter.)

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(1aa) Herbert and Ada (Brockmeyer) Frazer's son Marvin Frazer married Betty Jean McAdams 12-26-1954 at Hope Luthern Church in Jerseyville, IL. She was the daughter of Clay Roosevelt McAdams and Ruth Christina (Renken) Dean. She was born 1-5-1939 near Grafton, Jersey County, IL. She died 3-21-2004 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Marvin and Betty Jean (McAdams) Frazer had 5 children-Beverly Frazer who married Randy Manning of Columbia, IL, Hope Frazer who married Greg Bradley of Jefferson City, MO, Tina Frazer who married Eric Trsler of Jerseyville, IL, Herbert Frazer and his wife Kim of Jerseyville, IL, and Marvin Frazer and his wife Trisha of Jefferson City, MO.

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(1aaa) Marvin Herbert and Betty Jean (McAdams) Frazer's son Marvin Leslie "Dig" Frazer's obituary - FIELDON — Marvin Leslie "Dig" Frazer, 50, went to be with the Lord suddenly at 7:08 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born on Oct. 14, 1965, in Jerseyville, and was the youngest child born to Marvin Herbert and Betty Jean (McAdams) Frazer. Marvin grew up in the Jerseyville area, and was a 1983 graduate of Jersey Community High School. He was a resident of the Jefferson City, Missouri, area for many years, where he was involved in the construction trades, owning and operating Frazer Construction and Greystone Foundations, before returning to the area in 2014, where he continued to work in the trade. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, camping, and mushroomin', especially with his son, Logan and will be greatly missed by his many family and friends. He was formerly married to Trisha Haymart, and together they were the parents of their two children. Surviving are his father, Marvin H. Frazer of Jerseyville; a daughter and son-in-law, Brittany and Damien Adrian of St. Charles, Missouri; a son, Logan Frazer of Fieldon; a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Kim Frazer of Jerseyville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Randy Manning of St. Louis, Hope and Greg Bradley of Hartsburg, Missouri, Tina and Eric Trisler of Jerseyville; his best friend, Greg Blackorby of Jerseyville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jean Frazer; and an infant sister, Jeane Frazer. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Saturday at the Hope Lutheran Church in Jerseyville, with Rev. Brett Simek officiating. Burial will take place in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be made to his children in care of the funeral home.

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(2aa)Herbert and Ada (Brockmeyer) Frazer's son Fred Frazer lives in Jerseyville, IL.

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(3a) Fredrick and Margaret (Dabbs) Frazer's son Rev. Harry W. Frazer was born 10-23-1901 (He and Herbert were twins). He was born in Jersey County, IL, and he died 11-9-1984 at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He was a minister at the Gospel Assembly Church in Jerseyville, IL for many years.

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Rev. Harry Frazer's obituary - Rev. Harry Frazer, 83, Jerseyville, died November 9, 1984 at Boyd Memorial hospital, Carrollton. Services were conducted at Gospel Assembly church, Jerseyville, with Revs Clyde Shaw and Louis Kappler officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove. Born October 23, 1901 (Harry and Herbert were twins), to the late Fred & Maggie (Dabbs) Frazer. He was in the ministry for 52 years in Jersey & Greene counties and 26 years at Gospel Assembly. Surviving is 1 brother, Herbert Frazer, Jerseyville. His parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister preceded him in death. Memorials may be given to Gospel Assembly. Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.

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(4a) Fredrick and Margaret (Dabbs) Frazer's son Edward Frazer lived in Grafton, IL.

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(5a) Fredrick and Margaret (Dabbs) Frazer's daughter Lottie A. Frazer Married George Cope 12-1-1909 in Jersey County, IL. George Cope was a son Nathan and Julia Ann (Henson) Cope. They lived in Jerseyville, IL.

(5) William W. and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs's daughter Emma E. Dabbs was born abt. 1873 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. Emma married 1st William H. Springman on April 8, 1892. William was the son of Henry and Augusta (Schaaf) Springman. He was born on February 12, 1869, and died on January 4, 1955, buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. William and Emma (Dabbs) Springman had a son John W. Springman born 10-8-1893 in Jersey Co., IL. He died 4-19-1965. He married Gladys Henson 12-26-1931. She was the daughter of Oscar and Nola May (White) Henson. She was born 1-4-1910 in Jersey County, and died 5-19-2006 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home in Jerseyville, IL. She and her husband John W. Springman are both buried at White Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. John and Gladys (Henson) Springman had 2 children-Roger Springman (deceased), and Stanford Springman of Jerseyville, IL.

Emma divorced William Springman before April 1895. Emma married 2nd William Henry Hancock on April 01, 1895 in Otterville, Jersey County, IL. William Henry Hancock had previously married Emma's sister Hattie. Emma probably died before 1900, since William Henry was listed as a widower in the 1900 census. Emma Dabbs and William Hancock had a son Ross Raymond Hancock, who was living with his father in 1900. Ross was born in December 1895 and married Eveline Holmes. They had two daughters.

(6) William W. and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs's daughter Nellie Jane Dabbs was born 7-31-1878 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 8-20-1903 in Jersey County, IL of consumption at the age of 25. She was survived by her husband Elmer Landon and their 5 year old son Roy. She was buried in Dabbs cemetery in an unmarked grave next to her sister Emma Dabbs in Section 16 of Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Elmer Landon on December 29, 1897, when she was eighteen, and they had a son, Roy Raymond Landon, born in 1898. Her obituary is not clear; but it stated that two infants preceded her in death, possibly two additional children of Nellie and Elmer. There is a female infant buried in the Dabbs cemetery who died March 23, 1903 aged 5 days that could be Nellie's. Roy remained in Jersey County, though his father, Elmer, moved to Iowa. He was living with John Springman in the 1920 census. Roy Raymond Landon Sr. was born on August 9, 1898 and died on October 4, 1972, buried in White Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co., IL. Roy married Mildred Marie White. She was born in Jersey Co., IL 7 Oct. 1905, a daughter of Roy and Lucy (Queen) White. She died Mar 24, 1971 at her home in Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co., IL. She was also buried in the White Cemetery. They had three children: Roy Raymond Jr. Landon, Oma M. Landon, and Vera Lee Landon.

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Nellie Jane (Dabbs) Landon's husband Elmer Landon was born in 1872 in Jersey County. Undocumented research states Elmer was born on October 18, 1871 in Jersey County, and died on May 15, 1946 in Letts, Louisa County, Iowa. Elmer was living in Letts, Iowa when his daughter Inez died in December 1937. Elmer married (1st) Nellie Jane Dabbs and (2nd) Lily/Lillie Louisa Cook. Elmer Landon was a son of Linley Landon (who was a son of Norton Landon, a Grandson of Ethan Landon, and great grandson of Thomas Landon) and Harriet Medford. Elmer's father Linley Landon was born on September 21, 1844 in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died on May 16, 1932 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. He was buried in Grimes Cemetery, Jersey County. Linley Landon married (1st) Harriet Medford on December 20, 1868 near Otterville, Jersey County. Harriet was born in 1849 in Illinois, and died on July 16, 1879 in Jersey County. She was buried at Black Oak Mound Cemetery in Otter Creek. Linley then married (2nd) Sarah Sweeney on December 30, 1879 in Jersey County. Sarah was born in 1861 in Illinois, and died in 1883 in Jersey County. Linley enlisted in Co. B 154th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers on February 16, 1865. He was discharged on September 18, 1865 at Nashville and obtained a pension in later life. In the 1900 census, Linley was listed as a servant at the Jersey County poor farm.

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Nellie Jane (Dabbs) Landon's obituary - Aug. 1903: Nellie Jane Landon, (nee dabbs) was born on Otter Creek, Jersey county, Ill. 31 July 1878; died 20 Aug. 1903, age 25 years and 21 days; was married to Elmer Landon at 18 years of age, and leaves with him but one child, a bright little boy of five summers. Her father and mother, three sisters and two brothers survive her. Six- two infants, two sisters and two brothers of adolescent years - precede her to the world of spirits bright. Her funeral was preached by the Rev. J.W. Teaney of Otterville at Buckeye school house; she was buried in the family cemetery, Charles F. Fales of your city embalming the remains and carrying them to the place of interment. In her the mental temperament was predominant, characterized by a rather light frame; a relatively large head and face, full forehead, finely cut features, bright expressive eyes, slender neck and only a moderately developed chest. The hair was soft and fine, neither abundant nor dark colored, and the expression of the face varied and animated. In its outward manifestations this temperament would indicate refinement, vividness of conception, the thoughts quick, the senses acute, the imagination lively and the moral sense largely influential. As a result in the world of action we should expect hopefulness, enthusiasm, earnestness of purpose, courage and a restless industry. Persons thus endowed are apt to consume their vitality faster than the physical organism can replace it, and a physical or mental breakdown is inevitable, unless they avail themselves of such means as will strengthen and fortify the physical powers. But consumption wears a mask and is so insidious in its incipiency that its victim is often, or nearly always.....rest of obituary is missing....

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(1a) Elmer and Nellie (Dabbs) Landon's son Roy Raymond (Ray) Landon, Sr.'s obituary - Roy Raymond (Ray) Landon, Sr. of route 3, Jerseyville died Oct. 4, 1972, with Rev. James Connett, pastor of the First Methodist church in Jerseyville officiating at the funeral. Burial was in the White cemetery. The Fieldon Masonic Lodge conducted Masonic rites at the funeral home Friday night. Mr. Landon, a retired farmer, died at 3:20 o'clock pm., 4 Oct. at the Jersey Comm. Hospital.

He was born in Otter Creek township, a son of the late Elmer and Nellie Dabbs Landon, on 9 Aug. 1898. His survivors are a son, Roy Raymond Landon, Jr. of Jerseyville; two daughters, Oma M. smith of Bethalto and Mrs. Frank (Vera Lee) Bare of Tucson, Ariz; five half brothers; seven half-sisters; eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

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(1aa) Roy Raymond and Mildred (White) Landon Sr.'s son Roy Raymond Landon Jr.'s obituary - Roy Raymond Landon Jr., 85, died at 8:50 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born April 15, 1926, in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, the son of Roy Raymond and Mildred (White) Landon Sr. Roy has farmed his entire life in Otter Creek and also had been employed for many years as a carpenter through Carpenters Local 377 in Belleville. He loved the farm, as well as gardening, and enjoyed flying radio-controlled airplanes with his son, Rick. He married the former Roberta Ann Ling on May 16, 1948. They were the first couple married at the Union Forest Church in rural Jerseyville.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Cynthia Hearn and her companion, Doug Saunders, of Florissant; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and JoDonna Landon of Jerseyville; a special son-in-law and his wife, Rusty and Debi Akers, of Jerseyville; four grandchildren and their spouses, Tara and Mickey Eberlin of Godfrey, Sara and Patrick Bruder of Granite City, Cari and Aaron Frye of Jerseyville and Joseph Landon of Jerseyville; one great-grandson, Landon Eberlin; a sister, Vera Bare of Tucson, Ariz.; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Christina Faye Akers, on Nov. 19, 2001; and a sister, Oma M. Smith. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Thursday until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Private burial will take place at the White Cemetery in rural Jersey County. Memorials may be given to the Carroll Roberson Ministries.**************Linley Landon (Norton3, Ethan2, Thomas1) was born on September 21, 1844 in Otterville, and died on May 16, 1932 in Jerseyville. He was buried in Grimes Cemetery, Jersey County. Linley married (1) Harriet Medford on December 20, 1868 near Otterville, Jersey County. Harriet was born in 1849 in Illinois, and died on July 16, 1879 in Jersey County. She was buried at Black Oak Mound Cemetery in Otter Creek. Linley then married (2) Sarah Sweeney on December 30, 1879 in Jersey County. Sarah was born in 1861 in Illinois, and died in 1883 in Jersey County. Linley enlisted in Co. B 154th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers on February 16, 1865. He was discharged on September 18, 1865 at Nashville and obtained a pension in later life. In the 1900 census, Linley was listed as a servant at the Jersey County poor farm. The children of Linley and Harriet were: Rosetta Landon was born in 1868 in Jersey County. Rosetta married Stephen V. Hills on March 03, 1889 in Jersey County. She was living in Jerseyville in December 1937. Her son, Linley Hills fathered an out-of-wedlock son, Linley Wesley Hills, mother Emma Hancock. (See Hills family history). Stephen’s obituary: Retired Thresher Dies At Union Forest Home. Stephen V. Hills, retired thresher and farmer of the Union Forest vicinity died at his home Sunday, October 31st, at ten thirty-five a.m. The deceased was the son of Loftus O. and Malissa Reed Hills, and was born in Grafton, February 26, 1865. At the time of his death he was aged seventy-two years, eight months and five days. Mr. Hills retired from active farming about three years ago. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Rosetta Landon Hills; three daughters, Mrs. Eva White and Mrs. Charles Frazer of Jerseyville, and Mrs. Joseph Gallagher of Detroit, Michigan; two sons, Linley Hills of Moran, Kansas, and Guy R. Hills of Avon, Ill.; one brother, Hampton Hills of Grafton; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Wallace of Grafton; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Union Forest Church, Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, at two o’clock with Rev. George Vawters and Rev. Joseph Jenkins officiating. Internment was in the White Cemetery. Rhoda Ellen Landon was born in 1869 in Jersey County, and died before 1880(?). Elmer Landon was born in 1872 in Jersey County. Undocumented research states Elmer was born on October 18, 1871 in Jersey County, and died on May 15, 1946 in Letts, Louisa County, Iowa. Elmer was living in Letts, Iowa when his daughter Inez died in December 1937. Elmer married (1) Nellie Jane Dabbs (see Dabbs family history) (2) Lily/Lillie Louisa Cook. Nellie’s obituary indicates that she and Elmer may have had two children who died in infancy. Nellie’s obituary: Unknown newspaper, Aug. 1903: Nellie Jane Landon, (nee dabbs) was born on Otter Creek, Jersey county, Ill. 31 July 1878; died 20 Aug. 1903, age 25 years and 21 days; was married to Elmer Landon at 18 years of age, and leaves with him but one child, a bright little boy of five summers. Her father and mother, three sisters and two brothers survive her. Six- two infants, two sisters and two brothers of adolescent years - precede her to the world of spirits bright. Her funeral was preached by the Rev. J.W. Teaney of Otterville at Buckeye school house; she was buried in the family cemetery, Charles F. Fales of your city embalming the remains and carrying them to the place of interment. In her the mental temperament was predominant, characterized by a rather light frame; a relatively large head and face, full forehead, finely cut features, bright expressive eyes, slender neck and only a moderately developed chest. The hair was soft and fine, neither abundant nor dark colored, and the expression of the face varied and animated. In its outward manifestations this temperament would indicate refinement, vividness of conception, the thoughts quick, the senses acute, the imagination lively and the moral sense largely influential. As a result in the world of action we should expect hopefulness, enthusiasm, earnestness of purpose, courage and a restless industry. Persons thus endowed are apt to consume their vitality faster than the physical organism can replace it, and a physical or mental breakdown is inevitable, unless they avail themselves of such means as will strengthen and fortify the physical powers. But consumption wears a mask and is so insidious in its incipiency that its victim is often, or nearly always.....rest of obituary is missing. When Nellie died in 1903, she left Elmer with their son Roy Raymond “Ray” Landon, born August 9, 1898 in Otter Creek Township, and died on October 4, 1972. Ray was a farmer in Jersey County. Ray married Mildred _?_ and had three children: Roy Raymond Jr. (resided Jerseyville in 1972), Oma M. (married _?_ Smith, resided Bethalto in 1972), Vera Lee (married Frank Bare, resided Tucson, Arizona in 1972). Ray’s obituary stated that he had five half brothers and seven half sisters living in 1972. These were the children of Elmer Landon’s second marriage. (47) In the 1910 census, Elmer was living in Otter Creek, a widower, with son Ray (age 11) and Linley (age 65). Linley’s occupation was listed as Keeper, Stallion. They were living next door to Linley and Rosetta Dabbs, who raised Hilda Hutchinson. Hilda recalled frequently seeing Ray Landon at the house, as well as Johnny Springman. In 1920 census, Ray Landon was living with Johnny Springman at Otter Creek. Johnny was listed as head of household. Roy Raymond Landon Jr. married Roberta Ling on May 16, 1948 at the Union Forest Church. (48) They lived in the Union Forest vicinity for nine years, then moved to Otterville. The children of Elmer and Lily/Lillie Louisa Cook (born November 6, 1893 in Rolling Mills, Des Moines, Iowa), all born in Iowa, were: Thelma Beatrice (born November 12, 1910, died March 12, 1987), Bertha May (born August 30, 1912, died October 11, 1979), Alda Lilleth (born July 26, 1913, died October 11, 1977), Truman Woodrow (born May 17, 1915, June 22, 1960), Norman Sherwood (born February 12, 1917, died September 7, 1996), Alonzo Bridwell (born November 7, 1918, died April 14, 1985), Linley Leland (born September 25, 1920, died October 16, 1940), Forsia Lauretta (born July 26, 1922), Nina Pearl (born April 19, 1924, died May 27, 1998), Wilbur Dale (born April 25, 1926, died September 21, 1996), Wanda Rose (born December 6, 1927, died May 30, 2009), Earl Emerson (born September 10, 1929, September 4, 1972), Bonnie Irene (born November 12, 1930) Eva Lucille (born March 13, 1933, died March 13, 1933), Ross Richard (born March 21, 1934, died October 2, 2000), and Ronald Eugene (born September 29, 1936, died September 30, 1936). Information from Connie Workman Brown, daughter of Nina Pearl.

(7) William W. and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs's son William Oscar Dabbs was born 10-9-1880 in Otter Creek Township Township, Jersey County, IL. He died Mar. 1973 at Jersey Comunity Hospital in Jerseyvile, IL. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, in Godfrey, Madison County, IL. He married Alice M. Hutchinson, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Rayworth) Hutchinson. She was born 11-13-1882 in Chandlerville, Cass County, IL, died 4-1-1974 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. She is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, in Godfrey, Madison County, IL. William Oscar and Alice (Hutchinson) Dabbs had 4 children-Morris L. Dabbs, Kearney Oscar Dabbs, Herschel K. Dabbs, and Mary Alice Dabbs.

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William W. and Catherine (Worthey) Dabbs's son William Oscar Dabbs's obituary - William Oscar Dabbs, born 09-10-1880, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-1973, buried Valhalla cemetery. William Oscar Dabbs, 93, retired farmer, died at 10:30 am Monday at Jersey Community hospital where he had been a patient for 1 week. Funeral services were held at 1:30 pm Wednesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Claude Evans of Bethalto and Rev. Vale Walkington officiated. Burial was in Valhalla cemetery.

He was born in Otter Creek Township, October 9, 1880, a son of the late William & Catherine (Worthey) Dabbs. His survivors are his wife Alice M. Dabbs; 1 daughter, Mrs. Walter (Mary Alice) Flowers, Route 3, Jerseyville; 3 sons, Kearney Oscar, Herschel K. and Morris L. Dabbs all of Route 3, Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; 18 g- grandchildren, and 1 g-g-grandchild.

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William Oscar Dabbs's wife Alice M. (Hutchinson) Dabbs's obituary - Alice M. (Hutchinson) Dabbs, born 13-11-1882, Chandlerville, Cass County, Illinois, died 01-04-1974, buried 03-04-1974, Valhalla cemetery. Alice M. Dabbs, 91, of Rural Route 3, Jerseyville died April 1 at Jerseyville Community hospital. Funeral services were held April 3 at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev R. E. George officiated and interment was in Valhalla cemetery. She was born in Chandlerville November 13, 1882, the daughter Charles & Elizabeth (Rayworth) Hutchinson.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Walter (Mary Alice) Flowers of Jerseyville; 3 sons Kearney Oscar, Herschel K. and Morris L. Dabbs all of Jerseyville; 1 brother and 1 sister, Russell Hutchinson and Mrs. Blanch Young, Jerseyville; 10 grandchildren; 23 g-grandchildren; 1 g-g-grandchild. Husband, Oscar Dabbs, and 3 brothers preceded her in death.

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(1a) William Oscar and Juanita (Humiston) Dabbs's son Morris L. Dabbs was born 9-26-1920 west of Otterville, in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 10-9-2002 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jerseyville, IL. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married Juanita E. Humiston 11-19-1941 in St. Charles, MO. He farmed and was Road Commissioner for 23 years in Otter Creek Township of Jersey County, IL. Morris and Juanita (Humiston) Dabbs had 1 daughter, Sherry Dabbs who married Bill Crenshaw and the live in Springdale, Ark. They also have 2 grandchildren-Ryan Crenshaw of Springdale, Ark, and Sarah and her husband Clint Pianalto and a great granddaughter Mirissa Pianalto of Springdale, Ark.

(Note: Morris Dabbs was our Road Commissioner for Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co., IL in the 1950's when I was a boy. He used to haul road rock (gravel), and put it on the rural road that led to our farm house.)

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Morris L. Dabbs's obituary - Morris L. Dabbs, 82, died at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born west of Otterville on Sept. 26, 1920, he was a son of William Oscar and Mary Alice (Hutchinson) Dabbs. He married the former Juanita E. Humiston on Nov. 19, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo., and she survives. Reared in Otter Creek Township, he was engaged in farming all of his life and served as the Otter Creek Township Road Commissioner for 23 years. He was an avid goose hunter, a charter member of the Grafton Hunting Club and was the last surviving charter member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge.

In addition to his wife, surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Bill Crenshaw of Springdale, Ark.; two grandchildren, Ryan Crenshaw and Sarah and her husband, Clint Pianalto; and a great-granddaughter, Mirissa Crenshaw, all of Springdale. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Alice Mary Flowers; and two brothers, Kearney and Herschel Dabbs.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home (Jacoby Funeral Chapel) in Jerseyville. The Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate at funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the Charity Christian Center.

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(2a) William Oscar and Juanita (Humiston) Dabbs's son Kearney Oscar Dabbs was born 7-8-1908 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 2-18-2001 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jersey County, IL. He married Alice O. Busch 10-27-1928 at First Prebyterian Church in Jerseyville, IL. She was the daughter of George and Mabel (Fredenburg) Busch. She was born 5-20-1912 in Otterville, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 2-8-2003 at her home in Jersey County, IL. Kearney Dabbs was a farmer and owned and operated a grocery store in Otterville, IL from 1962 to 1973. Kearney Dabbs and his wife Alice (Busch) Dabbs are both buried at Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. They had 3 children-Betty Jean Dabbs who married Clifton Cunningham 9-24-1927 of Fieldon, IL, Mary Lou Dabbs who married Robert L. Eisler 1-1-1953 of Jerseyville, IL, and Brenda Dabbs who married Roger Allen of White Hall, IL.

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Kearney O. Dabbs's obituary - Kearney O. Dabbs, 92, died at 7:43 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at Jersey Community Hospital. Born July 8, 1908, in Otter Creek Township in Jersey County, he was a son of the late William Oscar and Alice (Hutchinson) Dabbs. He was a farmer and later from 1962 until 1973, owned and operated Otterville Grocery Store and was a 60-year member of Otterville Baptist Church, member of Fieldon Masonic Lodge No. 592 and Grafton Full Moon Lodge No. 341 for more than 50 years. He married the former Alice Busch Oct. 27, 1928, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters and three sons-in-law, Betty and Clifton Cunningham of Fieldon, Mary Lou and Bob Eisler of Jerseyville and Brenda and Roger Allen of White Hall; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Juanita Dabbs of Jerseyville and Freda Dabbs of White Hall. He was preceded in death by a brother, Herschell Dabbs, and a sister, Mary Alice Flowers.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where masonic rites will be at 3:30 p.m. by Grafton Full Moon Lodge No. 341. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Brother Kenny Epperson will officiate. Burial will be at Noble Cemetery near Otterville. Memorials may be made to Fieldon Masonic Lodge No. 592 building fund or a charity of one's choice.

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Kearney O. Dabbs's wife Alice O. (Busch) Dabbs's obituary - Alice O. Dabbs, 90, formerly of Otterville, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at her home. The daughter of the late George F. and Mabel C. (Fredenburg) Busch was born on May 20, 1912, in Otterville. On Oct. 27, 1928, she married Kearney O. Dabbs at the First Presbyterian Church in Jerseyville. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2001. A homemaker, she owned and operated the Otterville Store from 1962 until 1973. She also was a 62-year member of the Otterville Baptist Church and a member of the Jersey County Republican Women Club.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Clifton Cunningham of Fieldon, Mary Lou and Bob Eisler of Jerseyville and Brenda and Roger Allen of White Hall; nine grandchildren and spouses, Terri and Gerald Scott, Trudy and Bob Pritchard, Tina and Gary Vahle, Todd and Penny Cunningham, Bob K. and Mary Eisler, Kathy and Joe Fessler, Angie and Dale Coffman, Sue and Terry Tucker and Ben Allen; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Irene Gerson of Fieldon; and three sisters-in-law, Mary Busch and Juanita Dabbs, both of Jerseyville, and Freda Dabbs of White Hall. Besides her husband and parents, a sister, Ruth Busch; and two brothers, Virgil and Howard Busch, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kenny Epperson will officiate. Burial will be at Noble Cemetery near Otterville. Memorials may be made to Hamilton Memorial School in Otterville, 107 E. Main, Otterville, IL 62052.

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(1aa) Kearney and Alice (Busch) Dabbs's daughter Betty (Dabbs) Cunningham's husband Clifton I. Cunningham's obituary - Clifton I. Cunningham, 82, died at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Calhoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He went to his Lord with his family at his side. He loved his Lord, family and country. He was born March 23, 1926, in Alton to Clifton and Lula (Groppel) Cunningham. He married the former Betty Dabbs on Sept. 24, 1947, in Jerseyville. She survives. He served his country in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946, during World War II in France and Germany with the 82nd Airborne and from 1950 to 1952 with the 18th Combat Engineers during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Fieldon Baptist Church, Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 and was a charter member of the World War II Memorial in New Orleans.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Terri and Gerald Scott of Fieldon, Trudy and Bob Pritchard of Palm Beach, Fla., and Tina and Gary Vahle of Jerseyville; a son and his wife, Todd and Penny Cunningham of Fieldon; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Rodney Allen of Jerseyville. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Tab Cunningham; and a sister and her husband, Lida and Louis Vahle. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10. Pastor Ralph Schultz will officiate. Burial will be at Gunterman Cemetery in Fieldon. Military graveside rites will be performed by American Legion Post 492 of Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Fieldon Baptist Church or Gunterman Cemetery.

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(3a) William Oscar and Juanita (Humiston) Dabbs's son Herschel Dabbs is deceased. He died Oct. 11, 1990. He lived and farmed near Otterville in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Freda Mae Stevens on April 29, 1936, in Alton, IL.

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Herschel Dabbs's wife Freda Mae (Stevens) Dabbs's obituary - Freda Mae Dabbs, 93, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at the Jacksonville Convalescent Center, where she had been a resident for the past six months. She was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Linder Township in Greene County to Roy R. and Lula (Grizzle) Stevens. She married Herschel Dabbs on April 29, 1936, in Alton, and the two shared 54 years together before his death on Oct. 11, 1990. She was a member of the Jerseyville Ladies of the Moose and VFW Auxiliary but was especially happy assisting her husband on the family farm near Otterville, raising her family, gardening and virtually anything that had to do with the outdoors. They spent many years together, but after the death of her husband, she decided it was time to move to Jerseyville, where she lived for several years before moving to Edgewood Manor Retirement Home in White Hall, where she was cared for and loved.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Loretta Buster of Jacksonville and Virginia and Bud Collins of Monticello, Ind.; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Ray and Carolyn Dabbs of Carlsbad, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Eileen Kinser of Austin, Texas; and two sisters-in-law, Helen Stevens of Wood River and Juanita Dabbs of Jerseyville. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Joyce Ebert, on May 28, 2006; a grandson, Joseph Buster Jr.; a great-grandson, Aaron Purcell; a son-in-law, Joseph Buster Sr.; three brothers, Roy H. "Tug," William Stevens Sr. and an infant, Earl; and two sisters, her twin, Meda Garver, and Vena Wieneke. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Joy Settles will officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

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(4a) William Oscar and Juanita (Humiston) Dabbs's daughter Mary Alice "Mamie" Dabbs is deceased. She married 1st Lloyd Kirchner, and they had a son Harold Kirchner. She married 2nd Walter Flowers, and they had a son Larry Flowers. They lived in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL.

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Mary Alice "Mamie" (Dabbs) Kirchner Flowers's 1st husband Lloyd Henry Kirchner's obituary - Lloyd Henry Kirchner, died 04-28-1979. Unknown newspaper, 30 April 1979: the funeral of Lloyd Henry Kirchner, 72, of 101 Circle Drive, Jerseyville will be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. James Pepper officiating. Burial was in Otterville. He died at 6:15 pm on 28 April in the Carlinville area hospital. A farmer, he was born 29 January 1907 in Otter creek township, Jersey County, a son of William and Ida Spangle Kirchner. He is survived by his wife, the Former Lyda Davis whom he married in 1948; three sons, Harold and Lloyd of Otterville and Kendall of east Alton; three grandchildren. He was a member of the Jersey County Farm Bureau. Visitation from 5 to 9 pm Monday at Jacoby Funeral Home. The American Diabetes Association has been named as the memorial.

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Mary Alice "Mamie" (Dabbs) Kirchner Flowers's 2nd husband Walter Flowers's obituary - FLOWERS. Walter B. Flowers, 80, died March 21, 1991, at Jersey Community hospital. He retired in 1972 as a carpenter with Carpenters Local 73 of St. Louis. Born on October 20, 1910, in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Ruben Lee & Donna (Alexander) Flowers. He married Mary Alice (Dabbs) Flowers on August 4, 1942, in St. Charles, MO. Surviving are his wife; 1 son, Larry Flowers of Jerseyville; 1 stepson, Harold Kirchner of Jerseyville; 2 grandchildren; 1 step grandchild; 2 step g-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Ruby Jordan of Caseyville. 1 sister, Lois Heater; and 1 brother, Vernon Flowers, preceded him in death. Private graveside services were conducted at Noble cemetery near Otterville. Memorials may be given to Jerseyville Salvation Army. Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville was in charge of arrangements.

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(1aa) Mary Alice “Mamie” (Dabbs) Kirchner Flowers and her 1st husband Lloyd Kirchner's son Harold L. Kirchner's obituary - Harold L. Kirchner, Jerseyville - Thursday, May 19 2016 - Harold L. Kirchner, age 90. died at 6:39 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 at his Home. He was born March 22, 1926 in Otterville, a son of Lloyd & Mary “Mamie” (Dabbs) Kirchner (Both Deceased). He married Levetta “Sue” Young October 14, 1950 at First Baptist Church in Jerseyville. Upon returning home from serving his country, he worked at Shell Oil refinery as laborer- Insulator. He later purchased the Huett Farm West of Otterville in 1953, and acquired sizable land for himself and his heirs with hard work and being frugal. He was a member of Insulator Union Local 1, Jerseyville American Legion Post #492, and Jersey County Farm Bureau for 70 Years. He was a U.S. Navy World War II Veteran from 1944-1946. His survivors include his wife Levetta “Sue” Kirchner of Jerseyville; a son Billy Ray Kirchner of Jerseyville; grandchildren, Tiffany Annett Kirchner and Marissa Leigh Kirchner; Daughter-in-law Jami Kirchner of Jerseyville; and half brothers, Lloyd Kirchner, Jr. of Jerseyville, Larry Flowers of Otterville and Kendall Kirchner of Decatur. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville. The funeral will be at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville with Rev. David Prosser officiating. Military Graveside Rites will be performed by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492. Burial will be in Noble Cemetery. Memorials in Lieu of Flowers, the Jerseyville American Legion Color Guard.

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Harold L. Kirchner's wife Lovetta J. "Sue" Kirchner's obituary - JERSEYVILLE — Lovetta J. "Sue" Kirchner, 88, died at 10:40 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Greene County on Jan. 10, 1928, one of five children born to Robert Lee and Sylvia (Long) Young. Sue graduated from Greenfield High School, and soon began working at the International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville. She later went on to work at Owens-Illinois in Alton for a period of time. She was a lady of class and dignity, and some of her happiest memories of her working years, were spent as a model for Pauline's Apparel in Alton. Speaking of fashion, Sue never shied away from a good shopping trip, and especially enjoyed the many trips she spent with her granddaughters, spoiling them as much as she could, as long as they didn't tell Grandpa. Sue was a dedicated and loving wife and mother, and made sure that her son Billy Ray grew up knowing how much he was loved. Her caring and loving ways continued throughout her life whether she was baking cookies with Tiffany and Marissa, or working alongside both her husband and son on the family farm. Wherever Sue was, she made it a much happier place. She married Harold L. Kirchner on Oct. 14, 1950, at the First Baptist Church in Jerseyville, and together they shared nearly 66 years together, and only 6 weeks apart, after his death on May 19, 2016. Surviving are her son, Billy Ray Kirchner of Jerseyville; two granddaughters, Tiffany Annette Kirchner and Marissa Leigh Kirchner, both of St. Louis, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Jami Kirchner of Jerseyville; a sister, Vera Tribble of Unionville, Missouri; and a brother and sister-in-law, Ornan "Buzz" and Betty Young of Kane. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leancle and Hazel Young and Earnest "Jim" and Marge Young; and a brother-in-law, Gary Tribble. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Friday, July 1, until time of funeral services at 6 p.m., at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, with the Rev. David Prosser officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the Otterville Southern Baptist Church, where she was a longtime loyal and faithful member.

(8) William W. and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs's daughter Mary E. Dabbs was born abt. 1883 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and died in 1954. She married Walter Davenport Feb 07, 1900, and they had a son Laverne (or LaVern) Davenport born July 16, 1900 in Otterville, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He died Jan 05, 1981 at Garnett Chateau in Jerseyvile, IL. He married Laurine L. Tice Feb 11, 1929 in Jerseyville, IL. She was born Aug 23, 1909 in Goodlan, Ind., the daughter of the late William C. and Anna Mabelle (Clairmont) Tice. She died Dec. 20, 1986, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, IL. Laverne Davenport and his wife Laurine (Tice) Davenport are both buried at Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township, Jersey County, IL. Laverne Davenport was a farmer in the Fieldon, Il area and his wife Laurine (Tice) Davenport was teacher in Jersey County, IL for 18 years, retiring in 1958. Laverne and Laurine (Tice) Davenport had 6 children-Leslie Lavern Davenport of Jerseyville, IL, Gary Leon Davenport of Jerseyville, IL, Donald Ray Davenport of Beckemeyer, IL, Herbert Lee Davenport of Macon, GA, James David Davenport of Fieldon, Il, and Marilyn Kay Davenport who married Fred Pruitt of Fieldon, IL.

(Note: Laverne Davenport's wife Laurine (Tice) Davenport was my grade School teacher at Pleasant Cove School (a one room school house) in Rosedale Township, Jersey Co., IL in the 1950's.)

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Laverne Davenport's obituary - Died 01-05-1981. Laverne Davenport, 80, of Fieldon died January 5, at Garnett Chateau. The retired farmer was born July 16, 1900 in Otterville, a son of Walter & Mary (Dabbs) Davenport. Services were conducted Wednesday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home by Rev. Robert Patterson of Grafton with burial in Fieldon cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Laurine (Tice) Davenport whom he married February 11, 1929 in Jerseyville; 5 Sons, Leslie and Gary of Jerseyville, Jim of Dow, Donald of Carlyle and Leeof Gray, GA; 1 Daughter, Marilyn Pruitt of Fieldon; 13 grandchildren and 6 g-grandchildren; 2 Sisters, Geneva Mourning of Peoria, AZ and Roberta Christen of Phoenix, AZ and 1 step sister, Marie Keehner of - incomplete.

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Mary E. Dabbs later married Don M. Beach 8-13-1905, and they had 2 children-Geneva Pearl Beach and Roberta Beach.

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Don and Mary (Dabbs) Beach's daughter Geneva Pearl Beach married Howard Springman 2-2-1924. She later married a man who's last name was Mourning and they lived in Peoria, AZ.

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Don and Mary (Dabbs) Beach's daughter Roberta Beach married Paul Christian 7-22-1944 and they lived in Phoenix, AZ.

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Don Beach had been married before to Stella Harmon, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Reddish) Harmon. She was born 9-24-1877 in Jersey County, IL, and died 1-11-1953 at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, IL. She is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Don and Stella (Harmon) Beach had 3 children-Ella May Beach who married Lester Dabbs, and Marie Beach who married Carl Keehner of Jerseyville, IL, and Don and Stella (Harmon) Beach also had a son Charles H. Beach born in 1897, and died 11-30-1938. He was a WWI veteran. He is buried at Lax Cemetery, English Township, Jersey County, IL. Stella (Harmon) Beach later married Walter Davenport 5-17-1904.

(9) William W. and Catherine (Worthy) Dabbs's son George Frank Dabbs was born in 1865 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey Co., IL. He married Barbara Cable. George Frank Dabbs and Barbara (Cable) Dabbs had a son Herbert William Dabbs, born 12-18-1884 in Jersey County, IL.

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(1a) George Frank Dabbs and Barbara (Cable) Dabbs's son Herbert William Dabbs's obituary - Herbert William Dabbs, born 12-18-1884, Jersey County, Illinois, died 01-15-1977, buried 01-19-1977, Oak Grove cemetery. Herbert William Dabbs, 92, of Grafton died at 9:15 pm January 15, at Garnet Chateau. He was born December 18, 1884 in Jersey County, a son of Frank & Barbara (Cable) Dabbs and was a retired farmer. Services will be held at 1:30 pm January 19, at Jacoby Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Fred Giraud will officiate and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. His survivors are 1 daughter, Mrs. blanche Darr of Medora; 2 sons, Earl and Truman Dabbs of Grafton; 12 grandchildren; 43 g-grandchildren; 13 g-g-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society.

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Herbert William Dabbs's wife Mary Elizabeth (Schmidt) Dabbs's obituary - Mary Elizabeth (Schmidt) Dabbs, born 09-21-1878, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois, died 03-01-1954, buried 03-03-1954, Oak Grove cemetery. Mary Elizabeth Dabbs, 75 years, 5 months, 11 days, wife of Herbert W. Dabbs, died at the family home in the Grafton vicinity at 3 pm Monday, March 1, following a period of ill health. Mrs Dabbs was born in Fieldon, September 21, 1878, a daughter of the late Frederick & Mary (Baldridge) Schmidt. Surviving the deceased are her husband; 1 daughter, Mrs. Chester Darr of Medora; 2 sons, Earl and Truman Dabbs of Grafton; 12 grandchildren; 15 g- grandchildren; 1 brother, Fritz Schmidt of Jerseyville and 2 sisters, Mrs. Lena Thomas of Jerseyville and Mrs. Luther Myers of Dow. Funeral services were held at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Wednesday, March 3, at 2 pm. Rev John L. Flack of Reno officiated and interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.

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(1aa) Herbert William Dabbs's and Mary Elizabeth (Schmidt) Dabbs's daughter Ruth Blanche (Dabbs) Darr's obituary - Ruth Blanche (Dabbs) Darr; b: 13 Sep 1898, Grafton, Il.; d: 26 Aug 1981, Jerseyville, Il.; bu: Shipman, Il.; m: Chester Darr on 6 Sep 1918 (place not stated); fa: (not stated); mo: Mary Dabbs. A resident of Medora, Il. Husband preceded in death in March, 1967. Survived by two daughters: Maurietta Stone of Carrollton and Geraldine Cox of Jacksonville; seven sons: Floyd of Murrayville, Eldon of Tucson, Ariz., Dwight of Piasa and Clyde, Myron, Loren and Dale, all of Medora; 31 grand and 22 g-grandchildren; and two brothers.

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(1aaa) Herbert William Dabbs and Mary Elizabeth (Schmidt) Dabbs's grandson and their daughter Ruth Blanche (Dabbs) Darr's son Everett P. Dabbs's obituary - Everett P. Dabbs, died 28-09-1944, buried Oak Grove cemetery. Private First Class, Everett P. Dabbs, 30 years, 6 months, and 25 days, was killed in action at Germacy Forrest, France, on September 28, 1944. Services for Pfc Dabbs willl be held Sunday afternoon, December 12, at 2 pm at Jacoby Brothers funeral home in Jerseyville. Rev John L. Flack of Litchfield will conduct the rites and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 pm Friday. Pcf Dabbs entered the army in June 1941, and was in the communications division of the infantry when he was killed. Prior to entering the armed forces he was employed at the Principia College at Elsah. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Chester Darr of Medora, his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Herb Dabbs of Jerseyville; 2 sisters, Mrs. William Stone of Jerseyville and Miss Geraldine Darr of Medora, and 7 brothers, Floyd, Eldon, Dwight, Clyde, Myron, Loren and Dale Darr of Medora.

Mary M. Dabbs

Mary M. Dabbs, a daughter of Samuel and Mary (Link) Dabbs was born in 1833 in Jersey Co., IL She married Absalom (or Absolom) Davenport in 1850. Mary and Absalom were living next door to her father after she married. Absalom was born abt. 1828 in North Carolina or Tennessee, and died December 24, 1906 in Fulton, Calloway County, Missouri. Mary M. (Dabbs) Davenport died in October 1867. Absolam married 2nd to Catherine (maiden name unknown) abt. 1867. She was born abt. 1843 in Ohio. He married 3rd Delila Wyrick June 25, 1881 in Osage Township, Miller County, Missouri. She died March 19, 1918. Absalom died in 1906 and was buried in Miller County, Missouri. He was a Civil War Veteran. The children of Absalom Davenport and Mary (Dabbs) Davenport were (all born in Jersey County, all listed in Mary's probate with their birth dates)-Isaac E. Davenport born March 26, 1851; Catherine J. Davenport born May 11, 1855, married Lewis M. Clark December 6, 1874 in Jersey Co., IL; Elisabeth P. Davenport born February 24, 1858, married Thomas Cook and had two daughters, Ida and Mabel, married 2nd William Hartgrove, and had three children, Elsie Jane, Fred and Myrtle; Susanna (Susan) Davenport born March 18, 1860, died on May 23, 1940, married Benjamin Kirchner, Jr. on December 12, 1878; and Sarah M. Davenport born June 11, 1862 in Jersey Co., IL, married Thomas Gleason in 1879. Children of Absalom Davenport and his 2nd wife Catherine were John Thomas Davenport born abt 1867; Absalom Davenport born abt. 1869/70; Lillian Mae Davenport; Nelson D. Davenport; Kersey (Kirt) Davenport; and Frederick Davenport.

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(1) Absalom and Mary (Dabbs) Davenport's daughter Susanna (Susan) Davenport was born March 18, 1860 in Jersey County, IL, and died on May 23, 1940 in Jersey County, IL. She married Benjamin Kirchner, Jr. on December 12, 1878 in Jersey County, IL. Benjamin Kirchner was born in 1853 in Jersey County, IL, and he died 1-21-1916 in Jersey County, IL. They are both buried in the Noble Cemetery, in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. Children of Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner were-Elmer Benjamin Kirchner born June 1885; Edward Kirchner born July 28, 1877; George Warren Kirchner born January 26, 1887; Emma Kirchner born April 1897; Nellie Florence Kirchner born September 1893; Rosetta Kirchner; Louise Kirchner; Margaret Kirchner born March 1892; and Alice Kirchner born July 1888. For more information about the children of Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner and their descendents click here-Benjamin and Susan (Davenport) Kirchner Family

Laren "Nellie" Jane Dabbs

Samuel and Mary (Link) Dabbs' daughter Laren "Nellie" Jane Dabbs was born abt. 1831 in Illinois. She married Thomas McManus on November 2, 1851 in Jersey County, Illinois. Thomas and Jane (Dabbs) McManus had the following children, all born in Illinois-William McManus, born abt 1853; Mary McManus, born abt. 1856, married John Hewitt in 1878; Margaret McManus born abt. 1860, married John Hayes/Hays in 1877; John McManus born abt. 1862/63; and Patrick McManus born March 1866.

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(1) Thomas and Laren "Nellie" Jane (Dabbs) McManus' daughter Mary McManus was born 4-17-1856 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and died 12-20-1921 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She married Eliphalet and Martha (Stites) Hewitt's son John G. Hewitt 12-23-1878 in Jersey County, IL in 12-23-1878. He was married first to Martha A. Bettis. John and Mary (McManus) Hewitt had 8 children-William A. Hewitt Sr, John Frederick "Fred" Hewitt, Paul Leonard Hewitt, Martha Jane Hewitt, Mary Margaret "Maggie" Hewitt, Stella Edith Hewitt, Jesse S. Hewitt, and Allen Hewitt. For more information about the children of John and Mary (McManus) Hewitt and their descendents click here-John and Mary (McManus) Hewitt Family

William Dabbs

William Dabbs was born in 1805 in South Carolina. He was a son of James Dabbs born in 1782 in SC, and died in 1841 in Jersey County, IL, and Mary (Harris) Dabbs born in 1788 in SC, and died in 1852 in Jersey County, IL. William Dabbs married 1st Elzina (Hill or Hicks) November 2, 1826 in Greene County, IL. She was born in 1809 in Kentucky, and died bef. 1859. He married 2nd Polly (Mary) Lewis on March 28, 1859 in Jersey County, Illinois. She was born in 1825 in North Carolina. In 1836 William purchased forty acres in Greene County, near Carrollton. By 1860 (census) William was living in Otter Creek Township with his second wife and his son, Emanuel. Elzina may have died or they divorced. The Jerseyville (Illinois) Republican Examiner of 1883 stated: “People living in county 50 years or more - Wm Dabbs born in North Carolina came to Illinois 1807/1817? from Madison Co. Ill.” William Dabbs was NOT found in the 1880 census and may have died before 1880. William and Polly/Mary probably had no children. None are listed with them in 1860 census, but that was just after they married and Mary was age 51 in 1860, so it is unlikely they had children. Polly/Mary was probably previously married, since she was circa 50 when she married William. William Dabbs and his 1st wife Elzina (Hill or Hicks) Dabbs had these children-Amanda Dabbs born in Mar. 1845 in Jersey Co., IL; Emanuel Dabbs born Mar. 1845 in Jersey Co., IL (Amanda and Emanuel were twins); and another son born 1850 (name unknown).

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(1) William Dabbs and his 1st wife Elzina or Elzara (Hill or Hicks) Dabbs's son Emanuel Dabbs was born Mar. 1845 in IL. He died 8-25-1936 in Jersey Co., IL. His burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. He married 1st Permelia Miller 7-11-1866 in Jersey Co., IL. She was born Aug 1844 in Coles Co., IL, and died Oct 15, 1882 in Jersey Co., IL. She was a daughter of Elbert and Mary Jane (Bresee) Miller. Emanuel Dabbs married 2nd Mary Elizabeth (Gordon) Fosha on December 06, 1883, Jersey County, Illinois, daughter of John and Mahala (Lewis) Gordon. Mary was previously married to Edward Fosha (1844-1882), (he was a Civil War veteran). She had 3 sons, Pearl Fosha, James Fosha, and Robert Fosha, and a daughter Roxina Fosha from her previous marriage. Mary E. Fosha was born near Effingham, Illinois on September 10, 1847, and died on November 4, 1923 at the State Hospital, Alton, Illinois. In the published notice of her death, it stated that the funeral was held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Hancock. Mrs. George Hancock, Roxine Jane Bell Hancock (Roxina B. McManus on her marriage record), was the wife of George Washington Hancock, son of Camp Hancock. Roxine had a half-brother, Clarence Dabbs of Belleville, who was also listed as a half-brother of Emanuel’s son Frank L. Emanuel died on August 25, 1936. Emanuel Dabbs and his 1st wife Permelia (Miller) Dabbs had these children-Oliver A. Dabbs born abt. 1868 in Jersey Co., IL, died 1-31-1885 in Quarry Township, Jersey Co., IL; William E. Dabbs born abt. 1870 in Jersey Co., IL, married Minnie Baxter 12 Oct 1893 in Jersey Co., IL, born about 1872 in Jersey Co., IL [Note: their possible daughter, Hazel L. Dabbs, died when she was just eight years old and was buried in Hartford Cemetery}; Etta Jane Dabbs born in September 1876 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died on September 19, 1879 in Jersey County, Illinois; Thomas Dabbs born abt. 1872 in Jersey Co., IL; Oscar Dabbs born on 25 Jul 1873 in Jersey Co., IL, married Lora A. Williams 31 Oct 1897 in Jersey Co., Illinois, born about 1876 in Jersey Co., IL; Frank Lester Dabbs born 8-23-1878 in Jersey Co., IL, died 9-15-1966 in Jersey Co., IL, married Fannie Fox 12-24-1910 in Jersey Co., IL; and Charles Dexter Dabbs born 11 Mar 1881 in Jersey Co., IL. Emanuel Dabbs and his 2nd wife Mary Elizabeth (Gordon) Fosha Dabbs had a son-Clarence Harold Dabbs born 3 Oct 1884 in Jersey Co., IL.

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(1a) Emanuel Dabbs and his 1st wife Permelia (Miller) Dabbs's son Oscar Dabbs was born in July 1873 in Otter Creek, Jersey County, Illinois. He married Lora A. Williams on October 31, 1897 in Jersey County, Illinois. She was born on April 7, 1880 in Hartford, Jersey County, Illinois, and died on April 1, 1898, five months after her marriage. Oscar then married Hattie Thurm 10 Aug 1915, who was born in 1878.

There are the following obituaries for Oscar Dabbs' 1st wife - Lora Dabbs, born in 1880 at Grafton, Jersey County, died April 1898, buried Hartford cemetery. ---- Mrs. Oscar Dabbs died at her home on Friday. She was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Perry Williams and was born & raised in this vicinity. She married Oscar Dabbs last summer and was not quite 19 yrs old. Buried at Hartford cemetery. ---- Dabbs. Died 01-04-1898. Mrs. Dabbs, near Otterville, died suddenly April 1. They had lived there only a short time, having moved there from Hartford. Daughter of Mr. S. John Kaslick. Remains taken to Hartford for services. She had been organist in this church and a member of Good Templars Order. The organ was draped in mourning.

(Note:¯ A Sarah E. Williams married a John Kaslick on February 11, 1885, which may account for the two different names for Lora's parents.)

Oscar Dabbs' 2nd wife Hattie Thurm was the daughter of Victor Thurm. Victor and his wife Agnes Helling Thurm and their daughters were from Saxony area of Germany and came to the area about 1883. Hattie was married to Oscar Dabbs and lived in later years on Rt 16 east of Jerseyville. Martha was married to Charles Franz of Grafton and their farm is now part of the park. Victor and family are buried at Rosedale and Martha and Charles at Hartford Cemetery.

On Oscar Dabbs WWI Draft Registration card he stated that he was born on July 25, 1873, resided at Grafton, and his wife was Hattie Dabbs. Oscar Dabbs, born circa 1874 was listed as a son of Emanuel in the 1880 census. On the 1900 census Oscar was a farm laborer, living in the Thompson household, birth listed as July 1873, a widower. Hattie Freda (Thurm) Dabbs' obituary states that she died on February 11, 1969 and lists four sons, one daughter: Max Thurm, Ray Dabbs, Charles E. Dabbs and Samuel Dabbs, and Mrs. Gertrude (Dabbs) Wieneke.

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(1aa) Oscar and Hattie (Thurm) Dabbs's son Charles E. (Edward) Dabbs was the owner-operator of the Dabbs Amoco service station in Hartford until 1979. He died on January 29, 1998.

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(2aa) Oscar and Hattie (Thurm) Dabbs's daughter Gertrude Emma (Dabbs) Wieneke's obituary - Died 03-24-1985. Gertrude Emma Wieneke, 82, died March 24 at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, Jerseyville. She was born May 2, 1902 in Jersey County, daughter of the late Oscar & Hattie (Thurm) Dabbs. She married Frederic J Wieneke August 26,1926 in Springfield. He died March 1, 1953.

Surviving are 2 sons, Curtis, E Alton and Paul, Jerseyville; 1 daughter, Beulah Koenig, Mt Carmel; 3 bros, Max Thurm, Alton, Ray Dabbs and Ed Dabbs, of Hartford; 17 grandchildren and 15 g-grandchildren. Funeral was conducted at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev Wayne Pendelton officiated and burial was in Meadow Branch Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Greenwood Manor.

(Note: Gertrude (Dabbs) Wieneke was a minister, and sometimes was a visiting pastor at the Nutwood, IL Church, and at the Union Forest Church near Otterville, in Jersey Co., IL that my parents and I attended when I was a boy in the 1950's.)

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(1aa) Emanuel Dabbs and Permelia (Miller) Dabbs's son William E. Dabbs's daughter Hazel L. Dabbs's obituary - Hazel L. Dabbs, April 21, 1904, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Dabbs, at the home of her parents in Grafton, 8 years, buried Hartford Cemetery.

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(2a) Emanuel and Permelia (Miller) Dabbs's son Thomas Jefferson Dabbs was born July 4, 1871 in Illinois and died Oct. 1, 1937. He married 1st Mildred (Minnie) Catherine Langford Dec. 26, 1896 in Jersey County, Illinois. She was born in Apex, Missouri in 1877. She died in 1900 in Jersey County, IL. Her burial was in Hartford Cemetery, Quarry Township, Jersey County, IL. Thomas Dabbs married 2nd Sarah Frances Mathews in 1906 in Grafton, Jersey County, IL. She was born at Rosedale, Jersey County, IL Jan. 11, 1879. She died Aug. 2, 1958 in Alton, Madison County, IL. She was a daughter of Mr. Mrs. Elijah Mathews. Her burial was in Hartford Cemetery, Quarry Township, Jersey County, IL. Thomas J. Dabbs and his 1st wife Mildred (Minnie) Catherine Langford had a 2 sons-Howard Dabbs who died at age 12 in 1910 in the Alton, IL area of a dwowning accident, and Clifford Dabbs. Thomas J. Dabbs's and his 2nd wife Sarah Frances Mathews's had a son-Thomas Dabbs.

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Thomas J. Dabbs's 2nd wife Sarah Frances (Mathews) Dabbs's obituary - MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 1958 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Obituaries, Mrs. Sarah Dabbs - Mrs. Sarah Frances Dabbs, 79, a resident of 1116 Harrison St for 34 years, died Saturday at 8:45 p.m. She had been in ill health for 10 years and bedfast for the past seven years. Born at Rosedale, Jan. 11, 1879, she was one of 14 children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Mathews. She was married in 1906, at Grafton, to Thomas Dabbs. They moved to Alton in 1910. Her husband died in 1937. Surviving are a son, Thomas Dabbs, and a step-son, Clifford Dabbs, Alton; two brothers, T. K. Mathews and Top Mathews, Hardin; 10 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. The body is at Burke Funeral Home where friends may call alter 6 p.m. today. Funeral rites will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev, C. L. Gruver, pastor of Alton Gospel Tabernacle. Burial will be in Hartford Cemetery, near Grafton.

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(1aa) Thomas J. Dabbs and his 1st wife Mildred (Minnie) Catherine (Langford) Dabbs's son Howard Dabbs's obituary - DABBS, HOWARD/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, June 30, 1910 - Boy's Wish Realized In Sad Drowning - Starting off to go swimming, when he couldn't swim a stroke, 12 year old Howard Dabbs declared Wednesday afternoon that he did not fear death by drowning, because that was the way he wanted to die. It was a bit of bravado on the boy's part, and when he uttered the words he little thought that his expressed wish would be so soon realized. With James Wilkinson and Neil Dixon, both 13, the Dabbs boy had been playing Wednesday when someone held up two fingers, the boy's sign for "let's go swimming." They were talking it over in the presence of Mrs. Hoyt, the sister of the Wilkinson boy, and she warned them not to go as the Dabbs boy had said he had been having the chills. Mrs. Hoyt cautioned him of the danger of going swimming when he was suffering from malaria, and the Dabbs boy told her that he wanted to die by drowning. Then the three little boys started away. At Hop Hollow they were wading around with their clothes off, the survivors say, and Dabbs got into deep water, just at the edge of an eddy. When he went off the reef he began bobbing up and down in the water, and every time he came up he was farther out. A man near by put off in a skiff to help the drowning boy, but just as he reached for the boy's hair to seize him, the boy slipped away and went down for the last time. The man told the survivors to go to Alton and report it, while he tried to find the body. The boys put on their clothes, and carrying their companion's garments, they ran all the way to Alton and told Mrs. Hoyt, the Wilkinson boy's sister, who had cautioned them not to go. Then the police were notified, and Mr. Dabbs was also told of the drowning. Mr. Dabbs went to search for the body, but gave up last night at dark. The body, it was concluded, had been carried out by the eddy to deep water. The body of the child was found this morning and turned over to Coroner Streeper, who will hold an inquest. The body was found by Fred Page. The father, Thomas Dabbs, was there helping to look for his son's body. The funeral will be from the family home, Seventh and Alby streets. The body will be sent to Hartford in Jersey county, tomorrow morning.

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(3a) Emanuel and Permelia (Miller) Dabbs's son Frank L. Dabbs's obituary - Sept 27, 1966- Frank Dabbs of Dow Dies in Hospital - Frank L. Dabbs, 88 year old resident of Dow, died Tuesday morning, September 27, at 9:15 o'clock at the Memorial Hospital n Alton where he had been a patient for ten days. Final rites will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home, Rev. Harry Frazer, pastor of the Gospel Assembly, will officiate and interment will be in the Hartford Cemetery. Visitation hours are being held at the Funeral Homes. Mr. Dabbs was a son of the late Emanuel and Permelia Miller Dabbs and was born in Jerseyville County on August 23, 1878. He was a retired farm worker. The aged man is survived by a half-brother, Clarence Dabbs of Belleville, and five nephews, Clifford and Thomas Dabbs of Alton, Ray and Charles Dabbs of Hartford and Samuel Dabbs of Edwardsville.

(Note: Frank L. Dabbs was born in 1878 in Illinois, and died in 1966 in Jersey County, Illinois. He married 1st Fannie Fox, who was born on January 9, 1880, and died on June 30, 1919. He then married 2nd Irene A. Miller who was born in 1878.)

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(4a) Emanuel and Permelia (Miller) Dabbs's son Charles Dexter Dabbs was born in March 1881 in Illinois, and died in 1961. Dexter made the news in 1925, when prohibition was in full swing and moonshiners were busy supplying illegal liquor. The Sheriff set up a ‘sting operation’ to catch a man moonshining in Jersey County: Deputy Sheriff Bought Liquor From Graftonite Purchased Fruit Jar Full of Hootch From Dexter Dabbs Near Deer Plain Club House. - Man Drew Mule From Keg In Home - Officer Placed Defendant Under Arrest After He Had Sold Him the Moonshine Whiskey. - A decrepit appearing old hobo visited the city of Grafton Tuesday and began soliciting handouts. He visited several places without results, then obtained a piece of cake at the residence of the Methodist minister. He was successful in obtaining portions of a meal at several other places. The old “bo” then sought a comfortable place to stretch in the sun and journeyed along the river front. He took an apparent nap in the sun on a grassy sward near the river where the passing residents of the river town could get a good view of him. When he awoke from his nap, he was thirsty and by mingling among some of the loafers of the place he obtained the information as to where he might by a drink of moonshine. The bum disappeared from the business section of Grafton later and without his disguise was driving an automobile along one of the worst stretches of road in Jersey county to the place where he had been told that moonshine was being made. With him were two other men. The driver of the car was Deputy Sheriff Arthur Fowler of Jerseyville and with him were Charles P. Fowler and W. P. Prfimmer. North of the Deer Plain club house the deputy and his companions stopped at the residence of Dexter Dabbs. Fowler approached Dabbs, who was working about the place. Fowler introduced himself and his companions as men from Quincy. “We were just passing through Grafton,” Fowler explained, “and took the notion that we wanted a little something to drink, so we drove out of our regular course to come here.” “You can’t get anything here,” said Dabbs. “I have nothing about the place.” “That’s quite a disappointment,” said Fowler, “but if you have nothing, I guess we will be on our way.” Fowler and his companions began preparing to leave the place and as they did so Dabbs is reported to have questioned, “Who told you that you could buy anything here?” Fowler informed him of the name of the party who had told him. “I guess it’s alright then,” said Dabbs. “I’ll let you have something.”

According to reports, Dabbs took the three into the house and filled a one-quart fruit jar from a keg in one corner of the room. Fowler paid him three dollars [about $30 in 2003 dollars] according to reports for the mule and then said: “There’s no use going any further in this matter, my friend. I am an officer, just consider yourself under arrest.” “By thunder,” exclaimed Dabbs, “I thought so.” The deputy and his companions made a search of the premises and then taking the keg and its contents and the liquor that had been purchased they drove back to Jerseyville with their prisoner. A complaint was made before Justice Thatcher that evening by Fowler charging Dabbs with violation of section three of the Illinois Prohibition Act. State’s Attorney Chappell prepared an information Wednesday which he filed in the county court charging Dabbs with violating the Prohibition Act.

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(2) William Dabbs and his 1st wife Elzina (Hill) Dabbs's daughter Amanda Dabbs was born circa 1845 (twin to Emanuel). There was an Amanda Dabbs, age 14, living with the Joseph Morgan family in Otter Creek Township in the 1860 census. The Morgan family appears to have lived near William, Mary and Emanuel Dabbs. Infant Dabbs, son, was born in 1850 (unnamed in 1850 census). He was not listed with William in the 1860 census. The Jersey County Historical Society has a letter from an Earl A. Thompson that may give additional information (no sources listed) on the descendants of William Dabbs. Thompson stated that William Dabbs had a daughter Eva, born in 1871. This seems unlikely, given the ages of William and his wife. By 1880 an Evey (Eva) Dabbs was listed in Jersey County, with a William H. Dixon and his wife Martha, possibly adopted. Thompson related the following information on Eva: “. . . Shortly after the 1880 Federal Census, Eva left the Dixon farm and until about 1891 she worked for her room and board at successive farms. About 1891 she married her first husband, William Raymond, a junk dealer, who had been born about 1865 in Illinois. At the time of the 1900 Federal Census, they lived in Jerseyville. In January 1892, Eva had a son, my half-uncle, Brower Earl Raymond. Brower later worked as a laborer in a washing machine factory in Alton, and he had a son, Leo. Brower died (in the 1960s?) in Alton, Illinois. In February 1894, Eva had another son, my half- uncle, Harry Earl Raymond. Harry moved to Arizona, had children, and died in Arizona (in the 1960s?). On March 17, 1899, Eva had a daughter, my half-aunt, Birdie Bell Raymond, who died on February 23, 1902, probably in Illinois. By 1913, Eva had remarried. Eva’s husband was then William Thompson, who had been born about 1870, in Missouri. On November 28, 1913, while they were living at 2030 Missouri Avenue, Granite City, Illinois, they had a son, Earl Alfred Thompson (my father.) Eva had a half-sister, Amanda Dabbs, born about 1845 in Illinois, and two half-brothers, Emanuel Dabbs (who was Amanda’s twin), and a male, name unknown, born about January 1850. The father of these three children was William Dabbs and their mother was Elzina Dabbs (Her maiden name was Hill). From these three children [he probably meant Eva’s children], at least two daughters were born, Madeline, last name unknown, and Hazel Chatt Cummings Baumer. On May 29, 1943, Hazel married John (Baumer?). Hazel and John lived in Chicago. Eva had a third husband, name unknown, and it is unknown if she married him before, or after, she had married William Thompson. About 1935, Eva moved to California and she died there on September 1, 1955.

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(2) William Dabbs and his 1st wife Elzina or Elzara (Hill or Hicks) Dabbs's daughter Amanda Dabbs was born Mar. 27, 1845 in Illinois, and died Nov. 14, 1927 in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She was buried in Noble Cemetery, Otterville, Jersey County, IL. She married Charles W. Diamond. He was born in 1841 son of John T. Diamond and Caroline Handsley. He was a Civil War veteran, Private, Union Army, 27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G4 US Cavalry. He was buried in Noble Cemetery, Otterville, Jersey County, IL. He received a military pension from wounds received in the Civil War. Children of Charles and Amanda (Dabbs) Diamond were-Charles W. Diamond, Viola Diamond, Marietta Diamond, Harry Diamond, and John Diamond.

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(1a) Charles and Amanda (Dabbs) Diamond's daughter Marietta (Diamond) Hunter's obituary - Mrs. Marietta Diamond Hunter, 80, wife of Charles H. Hunter of St. Louis, MO, died last Wednesday evening in Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis. The rites are to be held at 10 a.m. at the C. Hoffmeister mortuary, 7814 South Broadway, St. Louis., and burial will be in the National cemetery, Jefferson Barracks. Mrs. Hunter, a Daughter of the late Charles Diamond and Amanda Dabbs Diamond, was born and reared in the Melville community, and after marriage resided for a number of years in Alton. Her husband is a retired army officer whose last service assignment was as superintendent of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The family home is at 2248 Vale avenue. St. Louis. Surviving children are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Wilkening of Maare----(rest of obit missing).

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(1aa) Charles and Marietta (Diamond) Hunter's daughter Anna Louise (Hunter) Wilkening's obituary - Anna Louise Hunter Wilkening was born Sep. 29, 1890 and died Nov. 18, 1970. - Obituary from the Alton Evening Telegraph, Thursday, November 19, 1970, Page D-4, Column 2: Wilkening--Mrs. Anna Louise Wilkening, 80, of 420 Henry St., Alton, died at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at the Alton Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for three weeks. Surviving are a brother, Charles McIntosh of Minneapolis, Minn.; and a godchild, Mrs. Robert Palfreeman, with whom she resided. The Rev. Robert Kemper, pastor of the First Congregational Church will conduct funeral services at 7:30 p.m. today at Morrow-Quinn Mortuary, where friends may call after 5 o'clock. Burial will be Friday morning at the Jefferson Barracks (National) Cemetery in St. Louis County. The memorial fund of the First Congregational Church has been named as a memorial.

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Anna Louise (Hunter) Wilkening's husband Harry William "Henry" Wilkening was born Feb. 27, 1892, Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, and died Jun. 6, 1945, St. Louis County, Missouri. Born Heinrich W. Wilkening. When Harry W. Wilkening filled out his World War I Draft Card on 5 June 1917, he indicated that his physical features were as follows: Tall, medium build, blue eyes and blonde hair. He listed his birth date as Feb. 27, 1892, stated that he was a natural born citizen and had a wife to support. Occupation on 5 June 1917 was Auto mechanic at Alton Gas & Electric Company, Alton, Illinois. Occupation in 1920 was Mechanic at an oil company. Occupation on 15 April 1930 was Pumper in an oil refinery. Occupation in 1936: Employee of Standard Oil Company (from 1936 Alton (IL) City Directory).---Alton Telegraph, Tuesday, July 23, 1918: Harry W. Wilkening left Monday night for the Great Lakes Training Station, having enlisted in the navy as a machinists mate.--Family links: Parents: Henry William Wilkening (1865-1946) and Marichen R. (Pankalla) Wilkening (1870-1930). Spouse: Anna Louise Hunter Wilkening (1890-1970). Siblings: Marie R. (Wilkening) Paro (1893-1974) and Rose Wilhelmena (Wilkening) Take (1894-1936). Burial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Oakville, St. Louis County, Missouri.--Obituary from the Alton Evening Telegraph, Monday, June 11, 1945, Page 8, Column 4: Harry Wilkening Funeral Services--Funeral services for Harry Wilkening, an employee of Standard Oil Co., who died at Jefferson Barracks Hospital last week were conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Amos Barton, pastor of Upper Alton Baptist Church, in Streeper funeral home, Wood River. A chaplain at Jefferson Barracks officiated at rites at National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks. Mrs. James P. Bosley, with Mrs. Alonzo Rosenberger as accompanist, sang two selections. Pallbearers were Harold Thompson, Louis S. Ahlquist, Mark P. West, James D. Hester, John Cook and William Thomoure.

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