TOTAL DEAD LISTED AT 207
MARTHA L. BOWERMAN
Funeral services for Martha L. BOWERMAN, aged 11 years and 10 months, daughter of Mr.
& Mrs. Martin BOWERMAN, was held at Centenary Methodist church Monday afternoon, 1:30
o'clock. She leaves besides mother and father, two sisters, Mabel and Helen; one
brother, Martin, and grandmother. She was one of the many who died in the cyclone, living
only a short while after the event. She was a member of the Centenary Sunday school. She
was in the Logan school when it collapsed. Loved ones and friends will miss her. The
friends of the family offer sympathy in this the hour of their great sorrow.
Funeral services for Constant COMTE were held at the home on 22nd Street. He was a
railroad shop man and one of the victims of the recent storm. Rev. A. F. HAYNES was the
officiating minister. Mr. COMTE was born April 5, 1880 and died March 19, 1925, age 44
years, 11 months, 14 days. He lingered for a while after the severe injury received. On
August 13, 1908 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Lucy DOWNING. In this union were born
two children, Loraine and Sylvester. Also surviving is one step son, Don DOWNING. He
leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, and children and the following brothers and sisters,
Gus, Murphysboro; Mrs. Grace PIERON, Murphysboro; and Mrs. Bertha DAVU of Buffalo,
Wyoming, also an aged stepmother, Mrs. Amanda COMTE of Murphysboro. His parents preceded
him in death. A few months ago he was united with the Centenary Methodist church being
one of the converts of the late revival. He was a good man, loved by friends in
LEON McMILLAN DEAD
Leon McMILLAN died March 13. He was born April 12, 1907, resided six miles southwest
of Carbondale. Pneumonia fever was the cause of his death. He was the son of Mr. &
Mrs. Charlie McMILLAN. At the time of his death he was 17 years, 11 months and 1 day old.
Leon Dear you have left us in this world of toil and care. But we'll meet you over
yonder in that land so bright and fair.
MRS. B. THORNTON DYING; OFFA THORTON WANTED
A telegram from Barnes Hospital saying that Mrs. Beulah THORNTON was dying was
received at 12 o'clock and requested that Offa THORNTON be notified. He has not been
found by the committee.
THE MOTHER IDENTIFIED BY SURGEON
In a sack at the ROBERTS morgue early Tuesday remained the charred body of a women-the
sole remaining unidentified body here following the storm of March 18.
The trunk remained. Limbs and arms had been taken by the fire which had raced through
the remnants of the ruins.
Circumstantial evidence indicated the charred remnant might be that of Mrs. Dorothy
WEBB LAUNIUS of 1911 Gartside street. Mrs. LAUNIUS soon to become a mother, was missing.
The remains were picked up in the waste of fire and wind on Gartside.
So today a surgeon resorted to the one remaining way of identifying the unfortunate
mother-to-be, an operation. Men with grim faces witnesses the identification.
DEATH BY STORM REVEALS MARRIAGE
Last Wednesday's cyclone violated the heart secret of Louis J. GUALDONI and his
bride, the formerly Miss Gladys L. HARRELL, both of Murphysboro, when it sapped his life
with hundreds here. Young GUALDONI and Miss HARRELL had married quietly at DeSoto, MO.,
January 23, this year, and had jealously guarded their secret, intending to have the edge
on friends who had meant to charivari them here. Just another heart story of the storm,
although a hard story it is to tell.
H. N. CUPP'S MOTHER A STORM VICTIM
Mary C. CUPP, mother of County Superintendent H. N. CUPP, died Monday night, from
internal injuries received from the cyclone. The family leave Ava this afternoon for
Lima, Ohio for the burial.
STORM VICTIMS DIE
Will CARTER, storm victim from Busch, and Elsie BARNETT, 6, of DeSoto, died in
hospitals of their storm injuries today, bringing the death total for Illinois to 590.
DONALD HOGENMILLER PRAYED FOR DELIVERANCE
Donald, 11 year old son of P. A. HOGENMILLER of Gorham, relates his experience in the
school when it collapsed, to his mother. "Oh mamma I was in the upper room when the
building began to crumble. The first thing I thought of was to pray. Oh mamma how I did
pray and ask God to save me. The bricks fell all around me, and the next thing I found
myself on the first floor." The boy was unhurt and rushed to a St. Louis hospital.
His mother reported Monday morning that he would recover.
Aunt Mary WRIGHT is better. After Dr. CRANDEL was hurt, Dr. WIEBUSH of Steelville was
called, who said she had pneumonia but it seems Mrs.
Grant LAWDER's onion poultries had cured her till the fever was gone and all now
needed is continued good care and some stimulants or tonic.
Mr. O. K. WRIGHT and Mrs. SIMPSON, Joy and Paul of Rockwood, visited her Sunday.
The funeral of our old neighbor John ANDREWS was at Ebenezer cemetery last Friday p.m.
His brother, Ed ANDREWS, has started to the
hospital for treatment for the cancerous tumor on his beck, when word of the
destruction came and he was called back. Our teacher, Miss Hazel
ANDREWS, and one or two brothers went to Murphysboro to find out the facts and look
for the body but came home without finding it. But that
night came word the body had been found, badly burned, in the Car Shops. It was
recognized by his watch and pen. The funeral was next day in
charge of Brother McKOWEN of the M.E. church of Murphysboro, of which Mr. ANDREWS was
a member. A large crowd attended from here at
home, Cora, Rockwood, Mt. Summitt, Degognia, Pleasant Ridge, Chester, Steeleville and
Murphysboro. The obituary will appear later.
Most of our sick are better or no worse. Elder Henry TUDOR, Mrs. Frank ISENHOUR, Mrs.
OAKS, Mrs. Charles LORENTZ, Mrs. MARTIN and
Jim, and Mrs. HOLLY.
Mrs. Donna BRADLEY of near Degognia is staying with and caring for Mr. & Mrs. John
HOLLY, as his granddaughter and husband, Mr. & Mrs.
Lowell TOLIVER, have moved to East St. Louis to get work.
Next Sunday morning is the time set for the ordination service of Brother Jesse TWISS.
While not required, it is requested that all Christians whose
health will permit, fast until after the ordination service, with special prayer for
the Rockwood Work.
About 14 of our men went down to the dinkey Wednesday night to help in the rescue work in
tornado-stricken Gorham, besides the Section men
called out we understand. Mr. George SMITH, son Raleigh and daughter, Edna, were in
Gorham attending the funeral of Mr. SMITH's sister.
About 20 people were in the house with the corps when the tornado struck, but aside
from the place being mostly uprooted, and weather-boards
and glass knocked off or out, and minor injuries, none were hurt. Our three neighbors
came up home all right.
It is reported that our old neighbor, Mr. Louis FORSEE, son of John HOLLY, is among the
killed. Our beloved Dr. CRANDLE and wife and two
children is reported badly hurt, but at last accounts, were all living. It would be a
calamity indeed to our bluff country to lose Dr. CRANDLE, as he
is noted as one who "has mercy on the poor." It is said Mr. CRAIN, our
mine-timber buyer, was hurt till be died on the way to the hospital, and his
wife killed outright, while one report said two children were killed of the family.
Mr. PONCREE, father of our timber-cutter, Mr. Lonnie PONCREE,
was killed, likely in Murphysboro. Mrs. Walter MILLER, daughter of Mr. Charlie
LORENTZ, and her family escaped serious injury.
Mr. & Mrs. Harry WALKER and son Leroy, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. C. E.
Mr. & Mrs. Rura HUBBS of Pittsburg, Ill., visited with her brother, Fred HUBBS, and
family, several days last week.
Mr. & Mrs. Gus HUPPERT, the newlyweds, spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. & Mrs.
Mrs. Fred HUBBS and daughters, Imogene and Margaret, spent Sunday evening with Mrs. C. E.
Miss Elizabeth HUPPERT, spent Sunday with Miss Mae WALKER.
Mr. & Mrs. Harry WALKER and son Leroy, called on Dr. and Mrs. A. J. STRIEGEL Sunday
Miss Mae WALKER called on her aunt, Mrs. John FLEMING of Mt. Carbon, Wednesday.
Zenis McMEEN has been sufferring with a tooth ache.
Russell CLENDENIN is still on the sick list with a cold.
Miss Ruby PENROD spent Friday and Saturday in Murphysboro.
Mr. & Mrs. Bill CLUSTER and family spend Sunday with Jake NAUSLEY.
Mrs. H. I. LLEHNHOFF is visiting her son in Sparta.
Eula LOONEY spent the week end with her parents.
Miss Anna SCOTT visited Mrs. Mary LOONEY a few days last week.
Miss Clarice CLENDENIN called on Mrs. NAUSLEY Monday afternoon.
Several from this place attended the charivarie Saturday night on Mr. & Mrs. Otis
MALONE at Mr. & Mrs. Arch HAMILTON's below Cora. The
newlyweds were secretly married last August. There will also be a shower for them on
Mrs. Lena COATS and daughter Mina called on Mrs. Looney YORK Monday afternoon.