Location: Franklin County IL

Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1695-1956

A help guide for accessing the images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation (to 1907), marriage (to 1930) or death (to 1956) in the Diocese of Belleville (Illinois), Roman Catholic Church. The index to some volumes may reference pages within a given volume beyond current publication dates. As such, these images are not currently available. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes a small number of census, church history, family and financial records. To assist the researcher I have broken down the available registers by county and name of parish, including the years covered by those parish records.

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Biography of Capt. John C. Rea

CAPT. JOHN C. REA. This gentleman possesses a thorough knowledge of the art of the husbandman and has taken pains to familiarize himself with the latest methods of land cultivation, and the result has not failed to be satisfactory. He was born in Franklin County, Illinois, in 1837, in which State his parents, John K. and Sarah (Arnett) Rea, were born, reared and married, Mrs. Rea died in Franklin County, when John C. was an infant, and Mr. Rea afterward wedded Luticia Dudley, and in 1846 came by wagon to Marion County, Arkansas, locating in the vicinity of Yellville, where he spent the rest of his life, dying in 1857. He was a man of sterling characteristics, acquired a competency through his own efforts, and his death was a source of much regret to all who knew him. He was a Democrat of the Jacksonian type, but never aspired to political preferment. His father, Wilson Rea, was a Kentuckian, but became an early settler of Illinois, becoming a successful tiller of the soil, and a man of considerable prominence in Franklin County, holding the position of judge for some years. He was at one time a member of the Illinois Legislature, and at all times showed himself to be a politician of no mean order, and a man of undoubted intellect and correct principles. It is thought that his...

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Coulter, James – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon James Coulter, several years a citizen of Elgin, but of late years a resident of La Grande, died in that city August 31, 1945, aged 86 years and 21 days. Although his health had been generally failing, due to his advanced years, his final illness was of short duration. Graveside services were conducted at the Elgin cemetery at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, and entombment followed immediately thereafter. Only two direct relatives survive deceased. They are two sons: F. L., of Sisters, Ore., and Jas. J., of Joseph. James Coulter was born at Mulkeytown, Ill., August 12, 1859. He came with his family to Walla Walla valley in 1896, residing there 3 years, then moved to Joseph in 1899. He moved to Elgin in 1913, residing here several years. He had resided in La Grande the past 4 years. The Recorder September 6, 1945 Contributed by: Larry...

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Felts, Mildred Bertha Gore Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Mildred Bertha Felts, 99, of Baker City, died Aug. 29, 2004, at her home. Her funeral was Friday at the Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, Ill. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. The Rev. Shelly E. Forrest of the First United Methodist Church in Johnston City conducted the services. There will be a memorial service for her at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baker United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. The Rev. Jack Bynum will officiate. Mildred was born on Aug. 5, 1905, to Simeon Addison Gore and Mary Catherine Roach Gore at Elvira, Ill. Elvira was a small neighborhood area consisting mostly of her grandfather, Dr. T.B. Gore’s, general store, doctor’s office, post office, home, and small farming area. A few relatives and neighbors were scattered in the area. When she was 3 or 4, the family moved to Buncombe, Ill., where her father accepted a job as rural mail carrier on a 30-mile route out of Buncombe. She had three sisters, Edythe, Beulah, and Blanche; and three brothers, Ralph, J.C. and Everett. She and her brothers and sisters attended the Elvira and Buncombe schools until she was 15 and the family moved to West Frankfort, Ill., and on to Johnston City, Ill., where she graduated from high school in 1924. She worked at the Johnston City ice plant for...

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Felts, Mildred Bertha Gore Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Mildred Bertha Felts, 99, of Baker City, died Aug. 29, 2004, at her home. Her funeral was Friday at the Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, Ill. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. The Rev. Shelly E. Forrest of the First United Methodist Church in Johnston City conducted the services. There will be a memorial service for her at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baker United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St. The Rev. Jack Bynum will officiate. Mildred was born on Aug. 5, 1905, to Simeon Addison Gore and Mary Catherine Roach Gore at Elvira, Ill. Elvira was a small neighborhood area consisting mostly of her grandfather, Dr. T.B. Gore’s, general store, doctor’s office, post office, home, and small farming area. A few relatives and neighbors were scattered in the area. When she was 3 or 4, the family moved to Buncombe, Ill., where her father accepted a job as rural mail carrier on a 30-mile route out of Buncombe. She had three sisters, Edythe, Beulah, and Blanche; and three brothers, Ralph, J.C. and Everett. She and her brothers and sisters attended the Elvira and Buncombe schools until she was 15 and the family moved to West Frankfort, Ill., and on to Johnston City, Ill., where she graduated from high school in 1924. She worked at the Johnston City ice plant for...

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Biography of James Henry Reed

James Henry Reed, superintendent of the city schools of Grenola, is an educator of wide and diversified experience, and had taught in various localities of several different states. He was born in Orleans, Indiana, January 15, 1858. His Reed ancestors came from England to Virginia in colonial days, and they were also connected with the Massachusetts branch of the same family. His grandfather, Jesse Reed, who was a blacksmith by trade, spent his last years at Orleans, Indiana. The family had lived in Kentucky after leaving Virginia, and from Kentucky went to Indiana. Henry Reed, father of Professor Reed, was born in Kentucky in 1827 and died at Orleans, Indiana, in 1904. His parents had gone to Orleans in 1831, and he grew up as a blacksmith and wagon maker, a trade he followed many years, and subsequently was a farmer. He was elected to fill the office of county treasurer of Orange County and was also township trustee of Orleans Township. He was a democrat and a member and steward in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife, Martha Sears, was born at Orleans, Indiana, in 1835 and died there in 1867. A brief record of their children is as follows: Mary, wife of William Lindsey, a farmer at Quenemo in Osage County, Kansas; George F., an architect at Springfield, Missouri; James H.; Sallie, wife of Leonard M. Hardman,...

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Ingram, Jewell L. “Judy” Connor Mrs. – Obituary

Jewell L. “Judy” Ingram, 74, a former Baker City resident, died July 8, 2003, at Creston, British Columbia, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Precht Harrison Funeral Home in Okanogan, Wash. There will be a graveside service after the funeral. A dinner will be served at noon at the Okanogan Senior Center. Judy was born on Nov. 26, 1928, at Christopher, Ill., to Barton Edward Connor and Roxie Gulley Connor. She had 10 brothers and sisters. She worked and lived in Chicago during World War II. She traveled to Oregon to live with her brother and to see the West. In 1952, she married Charles Ingram of Vale, a returning soldier. Charles was foreman for the Russell Ranch at Vale. The couple moved to Baker City in 1956 to manage the Vaughn Ranch. Judy helped Charles in all areas of ranch management, often accepting good-natured teasing for being a “city girl.” Judy worked for the Mercantile Store in Baker City for several years and then accepted a position at Baker Union Ford Tractor Co. where Charles was then working. She and Charles continued to work together, eventually becoming owners in the company. Highlights of their working career included Judy being the first woman farm equipment salesperson and Charles receiving an honorary doctorate from the New Holland Co. of...

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Morris, Carrie Fay Connor Mrs. – Obituary

Carrie Fay Morris, 73, of Baker City, died Feb. 14, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Visitations were from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. There was a reception afterward at the Eagles Lodge. Private burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery. Fay was born on Dec. 30, 1932, at Christopher, Ill., to Barton Edward and Eliza Roxie Gully Connor. In 1964, she moved out West. After living in surrounding areas, Fay settled in Baker City where she lived for many years. She was a longtime member of the Eagles Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She enjoyed the outdoors very much and spent her time fishing, hunting, boating, picking berries and going for country drives. Along with her memberships in Baker County clubs, she enjoyed participating in festive events. Fay liked to bowl and to do many kinds of crafts. Survivors include her daughter, Peg Morehouse of Baker City; sons, Michael Lesich of La Grande and Patrick Lesich of The Dalles; eight grandchildren, Carlene Govia, Christine Huddleston, Wendy Morehouse, Sami Jo Morehouse, Amanda Spring, Jacob Springer, bobby Sutton and Jimmy Sutton; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Springer, Paige Govia, Peyton Govia and Rylle Huddleston; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Barton Edward Connor and Elisa Roxie Gully Connor of Springfield, Ill.; brothers, Andrew, Matthew, James,...

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A-L Surnames – 1818 Franklin County, Illinois Census

  Name: Head of Household Page: Page of Census Listing Range of Ages: 1st Number – Free white males 21 yr. and upwards 2nd Number – All other white inhabitants 3rd Number – Free persons of colour 4th Number – Servants or slaves   Name Page # Range of Ages Adams, Nancey 82 01-07-00-00 Aplen, Jesse 80 01-00-00-00 Armstrong, Elizabeth 78 01-08-00-00 Armstrong, James 78 01-05-00-00 Armstrong, Robert 80 02-06-00-00 Arnett, James 79 01-03-00-00 Arnett, Nathan 79 01-08-00-00 Baker, Coonrad 78 01-06-00-00 Baker, Edmond 80 01-08-00-00 Bankston, Richard 79 01-07-00-00 Biddick, Samuel 82 01-06-00-00 Bittle, John 79 01-05-00-00 Boles, John 79 01-03-00-00 Browning, John 82 01-09-00-00 Burnes, Crawford 78 01-10-00-00 Burnes, Elijah 80 00-00-09-00 Burnes, Stephen 80 00-00-11-00 Burnes, William 80 00-00-08-00 Campbell, William 79 01-07-00-00 Cox, John 81 03-11-00-00 Crain, Jesper 79 01-10-00-00 Crain, Spencer 79 01-11-00-00 Crawford, John 81 01-08-00-00 Crawford, Mason 80 01-22-00-00 Cronk, Andrew 81 01-08-00-00 Dammern, John, Sr. 80 02-09-00-00 Damren, John, Jr. 80 01-03-00-00 Damron, Wilson 81 01-06-00-00 Deeson, Samuel 80 03-06-00-00 Diment, David 78 01-10-00-00 Dorres, Thomas 82 13-25-01-02 Duncan, Martin A. 78 01-03-00-00 Dunkin, John 79 01-08-00-00 Dunlap, William 78 01-06-00-00 Estes, Absalom 81 01-09-00-00 Estes, Joseph 81 01-09-00-00 Ewbanks, William 81 01-10-00-00 Ewing, Elijah 81 02-06-00-00 Faris, William 82 01-06-00-00 Farris, John 82 03-16-00-00 Flanary, Elijah 79 02-07-00-00 Flanery, Abraham 79 01-03-00-00 Frizell, William 81 01-06-00-00 Froo, Samuel 79 01-07-00-00...

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M-Z Surnames – 1818 Franklin County, Illinois Census

  Name: Head of Household Page: Page of Census Listing Range of Ages: 1st Number – Free white males 21 yr. and upwards 2nd Number – All other white inhabitants 3rd Number – Free persons of colour 4th Number – Servants or slaves   Manon, Welden 81 01-07-00-00 Markim, James 81 01-05-00-00 Markim, Thomas 81 01-05-00-00 Mc Reerey, Elexander 82 01-04-00-00 Mc Reerey, Jonathan 80 02-09-00-03 Mc Reerey, Robert 82 01-02-00-00 Mcdowel, Nelson 79 01-05-00-00 Mceya, William 78 02-10-00-00 Mcfarling, Joseph 81 03-09-00-00 Menees, James 79 01-04-00-00 Miller, Charles 81 01-04-00-00 Miller, John 81 01-09-00-00 Moberley, Isaac 80 01-09-00-00 Moor, Hua 81 01-03-00-00 Moore, John 78 02-08-00-00 Moore, Thomas 78 01-06-00-00 Neal, Joseph 81 01-02-00-00 Neal, William 81 01-03-00-00 Nelson, John 79 01-08-00-00 Nettles, Margret 82 01-06-00-00 Newten, Joseph 80 01-07-00-00 Odam, Dempsey 80 02-04-00-00 Odam, Kinching 78 01-04-00-00 Odle, Fanney 82 01-04-00-00 Odle, John 82 01-02-00-00 Owens, Arther 78 01-01-00-00 Owens, Mossbey 82 01-04-00-00 Parsons, Henrey 80 01-06-00-00 Parsons, Jesse 81 01-12-00-01 Parsons, John 81 01-03-00-00 Parsons, Zoah 81 01-03-00-00 Pate, Pairet 82 01-07-00-00 Pate, William 82 01-08-00-00 Perkins, Isaac 78 01-03-00-00 Philips, Jacob 81 02-09-00-00 Pyott, Abraham 79 01-02-00-00 Ratcliff, Richard 80 01-00-00-00 Ratliff, Richard 80 01-03-00-00 Roberts, John 80 02-07-00-00 Roberts, Thomas 82 01-03-00-00 Roberts, William 82 02-04-00-00 Robinson, Jonathan 78 01-03-00-00 Rogers, Benjamin 82 03-10-00-00 Rogers, James 80 01-02-00-00 Rogers, Reuben 78 01-05-00-00 Rogers, William...

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Biography of Anderson C. Smith

As a leader in the affairs of the counties of northeastern Oregon, both in times of difficulty with the Indians and also in the quieter times of civil industry, while also he has been a promoter of good government and of substantial progress in the county, the subject of this sketch stands today as one of the prominent and respected citizens of Wallowa county, having manifested both integrity and sound principles and marked capabilities in all of his career here. In addition to this, Mr. Smith has taken a leading part in the Indian councils that were far reaching to the entire northwest, while in his younger days he was one of the first that stepped to the standard, that had been insulted by the minions of treason, and in its defense he did valiant and intrepid service for his county. In Franklin County, Illinois, Mr. Anderson C. Smith was born in 1831, being the son of Benjamin F. and Sarah C. (Drummond) Smith. The parents lived in that county until the time of their departure from the scenes of earth and their remains lie buried there today. The first venture of our subject when he had arrived to the years of maturity was to rent land, and the proceeds of this were used in attending the academy in Benton and then afterwards he also continued in attendance, working...

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