eldest daughter of John B. and Mary E. CONANT, was born May 1, 1862 near Kinmundy, Ill. where she grew to womanhood and married Isham LANSFORD on Oct. 13, 1881.
They had 5 children, all of whom preceded her in death except 1 daughter.
She was again married on Oct. 12, 1917 to Isaac LANSFORD, who with the daughter, Mrs. Nola YUND is left to mourn their loss.
There are also 3 granddaughters, 1 great-grandson, 1 great-granddaughter, and 3 step-children, besides 2 brothers and 3 sisters who survive.
She died Feb. 27, 1933.
Services were held from the home with interment in Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy.
Paul Crawford Dies Suddenly at Home, Fri.
Paul Crawford, 76, prominent citizen and churchman, retired merchant and livestock dealer, died suddenly at 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at his home In Brownstown.
He had been in falling health for about nine years, however, his final illness was of one day's duration. On the previous afternoon Mr. Crawford had gone out of the house to drive his car downtown. His daughter, Mrs. Enna Hachat, of Vandalia. who was spending the day with her parents, happened to look out the window and saw her father suddenly collapse beside the car door. He was immediately taken into the house and a physician summoned. Mr. Crawford did not regain consciousness and passed away at 1 a. m. Friday, the victim of a stroke.
Son of the late Andrew Crawford and Caroline Mahon Crawford, he was born Sep. 25, 1873, and had been a resident of Otego township and the village of Brownstown all his, life. He attended the local schools and early in manhood had attended Indiana Business College.
He and Jennie Lemert were married Nov. 11. 1903 in Sefton township. They had two children, one of whom Mrs. Hachat survives.
Another daughter. Stella, passed away in 1912. His parents, a sister and two brothers also preceded him in death.
Surviving are the widow; the daughter, and granddaughters, Alice Joan and Bette Ann Hachat. He had been a member of the Christian church tor over 60 years, 45 of which he served as an elder in the church. He had taught the men's Bible class for several years and had served as chairman of the church board.
In pursuit of his endeavors as a merchant and dealer in livestock he accumulated a wide circle of friends over Fayette and adjoining counties, and because of his winning personality and fair dealing, earned the gratitude and good will of all who knew him. His loyalty to his family, church and home community was an attribute worthy of emulation. The large number who attended the final rites and the vast floral tributes of respect sent by sympathizing friends, typified the very high regard in which he was held.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 in the Christian church at Brownstown, by R. R. Pinalyson. of Macon. Ill. former minister of the Brownstown church. assisted by the pastor, Harry G. Kaye. Musical numbers were provided by Mrs. Faye Sapp and Mrs. Helen Johnston. Lloyd Vance and Oliver Beece. with Mrs. Irene Burris accompanying at the organ.
Ladies in charge of floral tributes were Mrs. Bertha Taylor, Mrs. Laura Beccue, Miss Mayme Griffith, Mrs. Marie Law, Mrs. Edith Quade and Mrs. Lula Courson. Casket-bearers were Frank Quade, John May, Archie Crawford, John Stine, Chester Griffith and Floyd 0'Dell.
Burial was made in Griffith cemetery.
Claggett Service In charge.
Fremont News Messenger
MRS. FLETCHER RINE DIES AT RURAL HOME
GREEN SPRINGS, O. May 16 Mrs. Mettie Sophia Rine 79, widow of Fletcber A. Rine, died Saturday aftenoon at her home in Adams township, Seneca County.
She had been ill 30 days, coronary thrombosis causing death. Mrs Rine was a native of Adams Township, born July 25, 1869, a daughter of Michael and Julia Wadsworth Creeger.
She married Mr. Rine, August 6 1884.
He died December 28, 1935.
The body is at the late residence with funeral to be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Green Springs Methodist church, the Rev. H. M. Willman officiating.
Burial will be in Gree Springs Cemetery by the Young Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rine, a member of the Christian Union church, is survived by the following: sons, Floyd and Earl, Green Springs; daughters, Bertha M. Huber, Tiffin; Carrie B. Lee, Green Springs, Fostoria, and Myrtle Lippert, Green Springs; brothers, Elmer Creeger, Clyde; Leonard, Sandusky, and David, Freemont; Sister Mrs. Stella Williams, Bellevue: 19 grandchlidren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Two brothers, Wayne Creeger of Fremont and Milton of Bellevue and a sister, Mrs. Eva Setzler of Clyde, preceded her in death.
Crotser, Fredrick Gilbert
Fred G CROTSER
CROTSER, Fred G., 76, Vandalia; died 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Utlaut Memorial Hospital, Greenville;
leaves sons Charles Fredrick and John, both of Vandalia; daughters Mrs. Verna Hamilton, Vandalia;
Mrs. Mary Karr, Channahon; brothers Charles, East St. Louis; Frank, Brownstown;
sisters Mrs. Nancy Jackson, Niantic; Mrs. Julie McVey, Decatur;
services 1:30 p.m. Monday, Berry & Hohlt Funeral Home, Vandalia;
burial Sharon Cemetery, near Vera, call after 3 p.m., Sunday.
Submitted by: Sherry Smith-Stanford
Source: Decatur Herald and Review- January 8, 1971
Carol Williams, 63, Brownstown
Carol D. Williams. 63, of Brownslown died at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1993, in Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown, with the Rev. Kendall Bopp officiating. Burial was in Maplowood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Memorials: First Christian Church, Brownstown. i
Mrs. Williams was born July 19, 1929, in Pernell, Okla., daughter of Jack and Lena Ewing Cumbie. She was a member of Brownstown First Christian Church and the Exxon Annuitants Club, was a graduate of the School for Bank Administration Trust Operations in Madison, Wisc., and was assistant trust officer of the First National Bank of Vandalia, where she worked for 30 years.
She married Kenneth Williams on Aug. 9,1947, in Brownstown.
Suprviving are her husband; son. Brad and wife Darlene Williams of Vandalia; daughter, Vicki Williams-Barke and husband William of Lincoln, R.I.; brother, Charles Cumbie of Springfield; sisters, Mary Lou Harris of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jo Ann Morgan of Laguna Hills, Calif.
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Davis, Bessie Lee
Bessie Wilson, 92, Arkansas
Bessie Lee Davis Wilson, 92, of El Dorado, Ark., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 1990, in an
El Dorado Hospital. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday In Victory Baptist Church, El Dorado,
with the Revs. Gordie Givens, floyd Taylor, Charles Ainswortk and Bob Patton officiating.
Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery.
Rumph-Owens Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: Victory Baptist Church.
Mrs. Wilson was born July 18, 1898, in Columbia County, Ark., daughter of Thomas Bud Pilner
and Ida Loftin Davis. She was a homemaker and nurse's aide and a member of Victory Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Ladies Missionary Union. She resided in Brownstown (or a period of time during the 1940s.
Surviving are her daughter, Eva Havard of El Dorado; sisters, Amy Dell Rainwater, Tressie Pyle and Blanch Hogue, all of El Dorado; brothers, Travis, Wade and Dewey Davis, all of El Dorado;
eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was the mother of the late Ruth Mahon of Brownstown and grandmother of David W. Mahon of Vandalia, Carol Mahon of Brownstown, John E. Mahon of Durham, N.C.,
and L. Ray Mahon of Millington, Tenn.