More Deaths in September 1920
Angeline Foster, wife of Corban Foster, died September 13, 1920, at her home, 207 East Locust Street. She was born in Lancaster, Illinois, May 19, 1853, to Daniel and Katherine Slaninger. She married James K. Smith at age of 21, and the couple had three children. She lived with James in Wabash County until January 18, 1882, when he suddenly passed away. She next married Corban Foster January 20, 1887, and this couple had two children. She also raised Corbin’s eight children from a previous marriage. Her body was interred in Sumner Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Jane Updike, 78, was found dead in her bed at her home on East State Street. For several years she had been afflicted with heart disease, and her death was not unexpected. Death was a result of acute dilation of the heart. Mary Jane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunlap was born in Crawford County, November 20, 1841. She was married to Daniel Updike, March 20, 1864, and eight children were born to this union. Her husband died July 25, 1905. She was buried in the Chauncey Cemetery.
Irene Marie Harrel, 23, daughter of Frank C. and Stella Harrel, was born in Duncanville December 11, 1897. At the age of nine months, she was stricken with a fever that left her an invalid both mentally and physically for the remainder of her life. Tuberculosis of the spine and bones attacked her system and sapped her of a scant store of strength, and she died September 8, 1829. Interment was made in the Derr Cemetery.
Isaac Bennett Buchanan,46, son of John G. and Hannah Knight Buchanan was born January 5, 1874, and died September 7, 1920, in the home in which he was born. His death was the last of five brothers in twelve years. He was a deacon and treasurer of Pisgah church as well as a school director and director of First National Bank at St. Francisville. On October 26 (?) 1896, he married Carrie Denison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Denison to whom were born four children.
Mrs. M. C. Cameron, wife of M. C. Cameron, district superintendent of the Illinois Pipe Line Co., died suddenly at their home on Church Street in Bridgeport. She had had her tonsils removed in the morning, and at dinner she complained of feeling dizzy and was helped to a couch. Dr. Dean was called but she died shortly upon his arrival. A verdict of hemorrhage of the brain was rendered at the inquest. Burial was in the Lawrenceville cemetery. (Her obit didn’t even mention her name, only as the wife of her husband.)
Mrs. Mary Ann Cochran, 81, widow of Daniel Cochran, a resident of Birds, died at her home September 12, 1920. She was born in Ohio, September 22, 1839, coming to Illinois with her parents when but a child. She married October 26, 1858, to Daniel Cochran and the couple had seven children. Mrs. Cochran had been in poor health for the last six months, finally succumbing to cancer of the stomach.
Mrs. Mary McCullough, 63, was found dead in a closet at the home of her son, Joe McCullough, on South 15th Street September 18, 1920. Coroner Fritz was called and an inquest found that Mrs. McCullough was in the kitchen preparing dinner, her son’s wife being absent, but apparently went to the closet to put away some bed clothes. The smell of burning beans and smoke brought one of the neighbors to the house, who knocked at the door and failing to raise anyone, went to another neighbor’s and said that something was wrong. Mrs. Reese, the neighbor, went over and went through the house but failed to find Mrs. McCullough. Later being uneasy, she went back again and discovered the body about 2 o’clock. The verdict of the coroner’s jury was apoplexy. Deceased was the widow of Thomas McCullough, who lost his life about a year ago in a nitroglycerin explosion in the Texas oil field.
F. M. Barker, 76, passed away at his home in Russellville, August 20, 1920. Interment was made in the Price cemetery.
The remains of Mrs. Rosella Baledge were shipped to Bridgeport from Anna and funeral service held in Pinkstaff, with interment in the Pollard cemetery. Deceased was the widow of John Baledge and was about 65 years old. She was committed to the state asylum August 12, 1919. Death was the result of cerebral arterial sclerosis.
Following a general decline of more than a year, Mrs. J. D. Madding, 52, of Bridgeport passed away September 24, 1920; the immediate cause being stomach trouble. Interment was in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Mary Inez Madding, daughter of H. W. and Caroline Bunn was born in Bridgeport January 7, 1868. On March 2, 1887, she married J D Madding with whom she had four children. With the exception of eight years she lived in Lawrenceville when her husband was judge of the county court, all of her life was spent in Bridgeport.
Henry Martin of the Bethlehem area, one of the oldest and well-respected citizens, peacefully passed away September 25, 1920. He had eaten a hearty breakfast and gone out on the porch and a few minutes later was found in his chair dead.