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Carson Obituary Collection

Joseph Samuel CARSON Obituary

J. S. Carson Dies Monday 4 Hours After Suffering Cerebral Hemorrhage

J. S. "Pink" Carson, well known business man of Pocahontas and a resident of this place for more than fifty years, passed away at 6:15 p. m., Monday, four hours after he had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while at work at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at the Pocahontas Methodist church at 2 p. m., Thursday, Rev. J. L. Miller officiating. Interment in Robinson cemetery. Gordon Lodge No 472, A. F. & A. M., was in charge. The pallbearers were Louis Zeller, Edw. Ohren, Alvin File, J. E. Kesner, T. T. Thalmann and M. R. Brow.

Mr. Carson's death came as a distinct shock to his family and friends. His health had not been too good for some time, but he was up and around every day. He had spent about two hours cutting grass in front of his home and his place of business next door during the forenoon. He ate a good meal at noon and said he was going to do a little work about the barn after noon. During the previous week he had removed the shingles and some tin roofing fromt he barn which he was dismantling.

About two o'clock he told his son, Postmaster Harold Carons, that he was going to the barn. Harold returned to the postoffice and a short time later his sister, Mrs. Evelyn Henke, went to the bar to investigate when she could not hear her father at work. She climbed the ladder to the loft and saw Mr. Carson lying in the middle of the loft where he had fallen only a few minutes earlier. He was breathing with great difficulty and she, knowing she could not do anything alone, hurried to summon Harold.

Mr. Carson was lying on his right side, unconscious. His right ear was badly bruised and the right side of his head was skinned where he had struck the flooring. They summoned Harold Leu who assisted in getting Mr. Carson down the ladder and into the home. Medical assistance was summoned at once, but there was nothing that could be done and they were advised not to take him to the hospital. Mr. Carson passed away 4 hours later, at 6:15 p. m., never having regained consciousness.

The body was removed to the Hall-Gillespie funeral home and was returned to the family home Tuesday evening to remain until time for the funeral.

Mr. Carson was a master at his trade, painting and papering, and most of the homes in Pocahontas bearing the evidence of his craftsmanship. He had continued in his work until within a year of his death.

Joseph Samuel "Pink" Carson was born at Jamestown, Clinton county, Illinois, October 24, 1868, and departed this life at his home in Pocahontas, Illinois, at 6:15 p. m., Monday, August 26, 1946, at the age of 77 years, 10 months and 2 days.

He was a son of John Andrew and Martha Virginia (Morrison) Carson, and was the youngest of two children. His only brother, Charles Edward Carson, passed away at Pocahontas, Ill., in 1890.

Mr. Carson, or "Pink" as he was familiarly known, spent his boyhood in and around the vicinity of Jamestown and, with his mother and brother, moved to Pocahontas at the age of 18 years. He worked as a painter on the then named Vandalia Railroad. In 1890 he began work for the late Henry Pickering and it was under his guidance that Mr. Carson fully learned his chosen trade. After the death of Mr. Pickering, Mr. Carson entered business for himself. Previous to his entry into the painting field he had worked at the carpenter trade with the late Fred File.

Mr. Carson was twice married. His first marriage was to Elizabeth Octavia Arnold of Old Ripley township on November 29, 1891. She departed this life January 20, 1897. A daughter, Elva, born to this union, died August 10, 1901, at the age of 7 years.

His second marriage was to Rose Veronica Roth on September 3, 1905 at St. Genevieve, Mo., and she preceded him in death December 14, 1945. To this union five children were born, all of whom survive. They are: Harold C., of Pocahontas; Joseph V. of Pine Lawn, Mo.; Mrs. Evelyn Henke of Pocahontas; John W. and Norman W. Carson, also of Pocahontas. Also surviving are four grandsons, Charles and Randy Carson of Pocahontas, and Bobby and Billy Carson of Pine Lawn, Mo., four daughters in law and one son in law as well as a host of friends. He was the last of his immediate family.

Mr. Carson served several terms as member of the Village Board of Pocahontas and the Board of Education of school district No. 58. He was a member of Gordon Lodge No. 473, A. F. & A. M. for more than 43 years.

He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by those he leaves behind and all who knew him.

Texan Visiting Here

Ed Spradling of Dallas, Texas, spent Thursday here calling on old friends and attended the funeral of J. S. Carson. He is spending a two weeks vacation with relatives in Bond county. Mr. Spradling was born in Pocahontas and lived there until about 1900, when he moved to Texas where he has lived ever since. His father, W. H. Spradling, was station agent for the Vandalia railroad here for many years.

Submitted 08 Aug 2012 by Catherine Carson

Horace FILE Obituary
Horace Gordon "Red" File, 82, of Pocahontas, formerly of Greenville, died March 26 at 10 a.m. at his residence.
Funeral services were held Monday at the May Funeral HOme in Pocahontas with the Rev. Richard L. Bolin officiating. Interment was at Mt. Gilead in Greenville.
Mr. File was born April 2, 1916 in Pocahontas, the son of Alvin M. and Lula Belle (Sidwell) File. He married Jeanette Spradling November 16, 1939 in Muscatine county, Iowa. She preceded him in death January 1, 1997.
He is survived by a brother, Kenneth File of Pocahontas; a sister, Mrs. Valley (Genevieve) Carson of St. Louis, and a niece and three nephews.
Mr. File had resided in Pocahontas since January, 1999. He was a World War II Army veteran, and was a welder. He was a 50-year member of Gordon Lodge #473 AF & AM, a member of Journeymen Apprentices Plumber and Pipefitters Local 137, and a Greenville VFW member.
Memorials may be made to Bond County Hospice.

Submitted 08 Nov 2012 by Catherine Carson

Russell HABERER Obituary
Russell A. Haberer, 72, of Greenville, died April 24 at 8:20 a.m. at his residence.
Funeral services will be held today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. at the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will be in Greene Cemetery, rural Greenville.
Masonic services were held Monday evening, conducted by Greenville Lodge #245 AF & AM.
Mr. Haberer was born May 11, 1930 in Millersburg, the son of Raymond and Ethel (Childerson) Haberer.
He is survived by his partner in life, Nancy Shaw of Greenville; a son, Rodney Haberer of Denver, CO; daughters, Vicki Stoecklin of Kansas City, Mo. and Mrs. Adonis (Kristine) Clark of St. Louis, Mo.; stepdaughters, Nanette Dunn of Greenville and Marcila Behm of Pocahontas; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Haberer grew up in the Millersburg area and graduated form Greenville High School Following high school, he served in the U.S. Navy. He worked most of his life in the construction industry and retired as a dispatcher fo Hoeffken Borthers where he had worked for 30 years. He enjoyed traveling and had been to numerous countries. He had been involved with his father in the construction of the Greenville Bowling Alley and also in the operation of the Elms Cafe and Motel. He operated a nursery, raising apples, nectarines, and plums. In the last few years, he had become active in crafting. He was a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #245 AF & AM and also a member of the Ainad Temple.
Memorials may be made to Bond County Hospice.

Submitted 08 Nov 2012 by Catherine Carson

Mary JACKEL Obituary & Prayer Card
Mary Ann Jakel, 90, of Route 1, Pocahontas died Tuesday, Oct. 22, in St. Josephs Hospital in Highland.
Mrs. Jakel was born on March 29, 1884 in Clinton County, a daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Jacobs Pfister.
She was married to John A. Jakel in Pierron. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1925.
Mrs. Jakel had been a resident of the Highland-Pierron-Pocahontas area for many years. She had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Schwierjohn, in Pocahontas for the past nine years.
Survivors include one son, Vincent Jakel of Highland, two daughters, Mrs. Heywood (Sylvia) Kleber of Route 1, Pocahontas and Mrs. Frank Schwierjohn of Route 1, Pocahontas, one sister, Mrs. Oscar (Mattie) Ammann of Route 1, Pocahontas, eight grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Jackel was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Pocahontas.
Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 26, in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Fr. William Hembrow officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Pierron.
The Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home of Highland made the arrangements.
In Loving Memory of

Mary Ann Jakel
(Nee Pfister)

Born March 29, 1884

Entered into rest
Oct. 22, 1974

Age
90y 6m 23d

Submitted 09 Nov 2012 by Catherine Carson

Michael MACK Obituary
Funeral services for Michael J. Mack, a farmer lvign northeast of Grantfork, were held at the Immaculate Conception church in Pierron at 9 o'clock this morning, Thursday, Nov. 13. Rev. Kirby officiated and interment followed in the Calvary cemetery.
Mr. Mack died at St. Joseph hospital at 3 o'clock Tuesday mornign following an extended illness. He had reached the age of 64 eyars, 8 months and 26 days.
Mr. Mack was the son of the late Peter and Ellen, nee Brown, Mack, and was born in St. Louis, Feb. 15, 1883. On April 2, 1913, he was united in marriage with Ethel Linder in Granite City. One daughter, mrs. Thelma Essenpreis, was born to them.
He is survived by his widow, the daughter, three sisters, Mrs. Steve Goestenkors of Highland, Mrs. Annie Schwierjohn and Mrs. Grant Pritchett, both of Pocahontas, and two grandchildren, Barry and Betty Essenpreis.
Michael J. Mack formerly of near Grantfork, died at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, November 11 at St. Joseph's hospital, following a lingering illness. His age was 64 years, 8 months and 26 days.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception Church in Pierron with Rev. Kirby officiating, and interment will be in the Calvary cemetery.
Mr. Mack, a sone of the late Peter and Ellen Mack, nee Brown, was born in St. Louis on Feb. 15 1883. On April 2, 1913 he was united in marriage to Ethel Linder in Granite City. One child, a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Essenpreis was born to them. During the greater part of his adult life, Mr. Mack had been engaged in farming, and at the time of his death was a prosperous farmer living northeast of Grantfork.
He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Essenpreis, three sisters, Mrs. Steve Goestenkors of Highland, and Mrs. Annie Schweirjohn and Mrs. Grant Pritchett both grandchildren, Barry and Betty Essenpreis.

Submitted 08 Nov 2012 by Catherine Carson

Anna SCHWIERJOHN Thank You
Card of Thanks - The family of Mrs. Anna Schwierjohn wish to thank the management and staff of Miles Nursing Home, Sisters, nurses and staff of St. Joseph's Hospital, Drs. Edw. L. Hediger and Gerald Hammond, Father Edw. Groesch, floral, food and spiritual bouguet donors, friends, neighbors, casket bearers and all others for the kindness extended to her during her illness, and the family at the time of her death.

Submitted 09 Nov 2012 by Catherine Carson

Dolly VAUGHN Obituary
Miss Dolly Rose Vaughn, 64, lifelong resident of Pocahontas, died 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland. Before her retirement in 1976, she was personnel director at the hospital of 42 years.
Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Pocahontas, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. henry J. Knoedler, celebrant. Interment will be in Robinson cemetery.
Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Spengel-Bolanger Fueral Home in Highland. The Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m.
Born February 4, 1914 in Pocahontas, her parents were the late Fred and Nannie (Huddleston) Vaughn. She attended the Pocahontas school system, except for her senior year, which was spent at St. Paul High School in Highland.
Survivors are two brothers and two sisters, George and Fred Vaughn, Mrs. Steve (Grace) Penoff, all of Pocahontas, and Mrs. Tony (Dora) Zaloga of Belleville. Two brothers,m Clarence and Leonard, preceded her in death.
Memberships included the Altar Society of St. Nicholas Church, Royal Neighbors of America, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Senior Citizens of Pocahontas, VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Highland and St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary.

Submitted 09 Nov 2012 by Catherine Carson

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