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Friday, July 13, 2012

Joseph went by J. C...an update


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I got a nice surprise in the mail today--an obituary from the Belleville Public Library in Belleville, Illinois. They have a very efficient service. You send the librarians an email with the info you're looking for, and when one of them has a few minutes, they look up your document. They copy it and place it with a cover letter, which also serves as a bill, into an envelope and mail it off to you. It's $2.50 for an obituary. Then a recipient (like me!) gets a nice surprise in the mail one day.

I had been emailing with another researcher and she gave me the hints I needed to track down the obituary. So here's the info on J.C.

Joseph Curtis McKee
b. 30 Jul 1934 Percy, Randolph County, Illinois
d. 2 Oct 1994 Mascoutah, St. Clair County, Illinois
m. 3 Jul 1958  Mascoutah, St. Clair County, Illinois
Carol Jean Payer

Joseph and Carol had three children: Tod, Gina, and Joey.

Joseph is buried in Mascoutah City Cemetery. You can find in on Find A Grave (93545525) complete with comments from his obituary.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Luke Family Portrait 1898 Du Quoin, Illinois


From the left, Aril Webster Luke, James Alexander  Luke, Lillie May  Luke, and Mary Agnes (LeemonLuke with Hazel Cliff Leary on her lap. The family dog, Nero, is below. 

I've written about the members of the Luke family many times before. The new person in this photograph is Hazel Cliff Leary. Hazel is the daughter of Edward Leary and Margaret Susanna (Leemon) Leary. Margaret is Mary Agnes' younger sister. 

Hazel Cliff Leary (FAG 67450296)
b. 15 Dec 1897 Millstadt, Saint Clair County, Illinois
d. 28 Dec 1929 Randolph County, Illinois
m. Jun 1914 in Illinois
Thomas Earl Deppe (FAG 52689475)
b. 5 Sep 1889 Steeleville, Randolph County, Illinois
d. 7 Mar 1951 Illinois

Child 1: Clifford Earl Deppe (FAG 46296060)
b. 18 Jul 1915 Willisville, Perry County, Illinois
d. 29 Aug 1998 Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois
m. 29 Sep 1945 Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois
Virginia Mae Putney (FAG 25823973)
b. 10 Feb 1926 East Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois
d. 29 Mar 2008 Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois

Child 2: Aril Eugene Deppe (FAG 575759)
b. 4 Feb 1917 Willisville, Perry County, Illinois
d. 25 Dec 1990 Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas
m. 12 Jul 1942 Sebastian County, Arkansas
Mildred Marie Barnett (FAG 575765)
b. 22 Dec 1919 Where?
d. 7 May 1991 Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas

Child 3: Burbon Ernest Deppe (FAG 40411588)
b. 24 Jan 1918 Willisville, Perry County, Illinois
d. 30 Jul 1999 Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
m. When? Where?
Imogene Lucille Unknown
b. 30 Mar 1922 Where?
d. Where? When?

Child 4: Gladys Ilene Deppe (FAG 46160453)
b. 31 Dec 1920 Willisville, Perry County, Illinois
d. 27 Mar 2008 Barrington, Barrington County, Illinois
m. 6 Jun 1940 Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa
George Edwin Chase (FAG 46160010)
b. 8 Feb 1918 Buda, Bureau County, Illinois
d. 1 Feb 1999 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois


Child 5: Emma Madelyn Deppe (FAG 49956440)
b. 27 Dec 1922 Perry County, Illinois
d. 19 Apr 1993 Woodhull, Henry County, Illinois
m. 15 Mar 1942 Viola, Mercer County, Illinois
Ivan LeRoy Shannon (FAG 46300288)
b. 11 Jun 1918 Bethel, McDonough County, Illinois
d. 24 Dec 2004 Woodhull, Henry County, Illinois

Child 6: Mosman Leroy Deppe
b. 5 Jul 1924 Where?d. When? Where?
m. When? Where?
Bessie E. Hook (FAG 50461913)b. 23 Aug 1928 Where?
d. 18 Sep 1995 Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois


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