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NAEGEL, RICHARD/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 4, 1922

Richard Naegel, 85, died yesterday at 6:30 p.m., at his home, 1530 Market street. He had been ill but a week, but his advanced age aggravated his condition. A cerebral hemorrhage was the immediate cause of death. Mr. Naegel died in the house in which he had been a resident for more than 61 years. Mr. Naegel was born in Ireland on May 1, 1836, and came to America when a young man. For many years he was employed by the Chicago and Alton railroad, but a number of years ago he retired. The death of Mr. Naegel after so short an illness came as a shock to his many friends. He was loved by all who knew him for his strength of character and willingness to be of service to others. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank Piepert, and a sister, Mrs. Nancy Long of Gillespie. Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul's Cathedral, where requiem mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

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NAGEL, FRITZ/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 5, 1902              German Farmhand/Spiritualist Commits Suicide - Blows Head Off With Shotgun

Fritz Nagel, a German farmhand living in a shanty on the Henry Hendricks place on the "sand ridge" made a determined effort Friday night to kill himself. He shot his head off with a shotgun by placing the muzzle of the gun against his head and setting off the charge by poking the trigger with a stick. He was found in his shanty this morning by East Alton people who heard shooting at the shanty last night, and when Nagel did not appear this morning, became alarmed. They found the old man lying on his back in bed, one hand on the shotgun, the other hand holding a stick which had been used to set off the triggers. Late last night a dozen shots as if from revolver, were heard coming from Nagel's shanty, which were followed after an interval by a muffled report. It is supposed that Nagel was first trying a revolver to learn how it would work, and becoming dissatisfied that it would produce death instantly, he adopted the shotgun means. The top of his head was blown off. Nagel had lived alone many years. He was a hard working man and was well known throughout the "sand ridge," as he had worked for nearly all the farmers there. When the East Alton men who were investigating the shooting at Nagel's shanty arrived at the house, they found the door locked and they were obliged to break it down, using an ax for the purpose. Nagel was a spiritualist and had queer ideas on many subjects. The East Alton people believe that he was seized by an insane notion to kill himself, believing that this course was dictated by the spirits. Deputy Coroner Streeper was notified and went to East Alton this afternoon to investigate the killing.

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NAGEL, UNKNOWN WIFE OF RICHARD/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 12, 1919

Mrs. Richard Nagel died this afternoon at ten minutes after three at her home on Market street after an illness which began over two years ago. For many weeks her condition has been critical and her death was expected. She is survived by her aged husband. Mr. and Mrs. Nagel were old time residents of Alton and have hundreds of friends throughout the city. If the aged couple had lived until late fall, they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. At the time of their golden wedding the couple entertained many friends with a reception. Mrs. Nagel was over 90 years of age, and until recent years took an active part in church and city work. In years gone by Mrs. Nagel was one of the most enthusiastic church workers in the Cathedral parish. Mr. and Mrs. Nagel had no children of their own, but raised Mrs. Frank Pieper. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pieper resided with the aged couple. The funeral of Mrs. Nagel will take place from the Cathedral Monday morning at 9 o'clock, when Solemn Requiem High Mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

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NALLY, GEORGE T./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, December 13, 1920

George T. Nalley, a well known brickmason, died Tuesday about noon, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Nalley, 240 west Delmar avenue, after an illness of a few days with meningitis. He was about 28 years old and was unmarried.

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NALTY, PATRICK J./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 22, 1922          Deputy Slain by Granite City Gang Men

Reports this afternoon that Patrolman Johnson, wounded by the bandits who shot and killed Deputy Sheriff Nalty early today were not confirmed at Granite City. It was said that the condition of Johnson, who was shot three times, twice in the abdomen, was as favorable as could be expected. A report that the body of one of the bandits said to have been thrown into the Mississippi, was recover, was not confirmed. A dispatch to the Telegraph today from its Springfield correspondent said that Acting Governor Fred E. Sterling will issue a requisition late this afternoon for the return of Lyle Watkins and George O'Malley, under arrest in St. Louis and charged with the murder of Nalty. Patrick J. Nalty, defeated aspirant for the Republican nomination for sheriff in the last primary, was slain by gangsters in Granite City last night about midnight. A policeman, Ross Johnson, was shot and seriously injured. One of the three gangsters who were about to be taken into custody to be questioned is supposed to have been fatally wounded and dumped by his confederates into the river. A big Marmon car rented in the name of an Alton Italian, Joe Marino, 317 Cherry street, was picked up by St. Louis police and in it two men. In the back seat of the car there was a great quantity of blood. The third man is missing, and it is supposed the gangsters threw the body from the machine into the river as they crossed the bridge. Marino was able to give an account of himself. He was home all night, as investigation was made as soon as his name was connected with the hiring of the car. According to the story that comes from Granite City, Nalty and three police officers had been keeping under surveillance the wife of a man named Traynor, who was in the Newman hotel at Granite City. Her husband is in the county jail being held under charges in connection with the $14,000 payroll robbery recently at Granite City. Learning that some male visitors were calling on Mrs. Traynor, Nalty and three police officers stationed themselves near the hotel. There was one man at the wheel of the automobile. Another came out and climbed in with him, while a third was behind. The third man had just stepped out of the hotel when Nalty accosted the men in the car with the request, "wait a minute boys, we want to talk to you." Indications are that Nalty and his colleagues were not at all ready for what was to follow. They had reason to suspect they were dealing with gansters who were quick on the trigger, but they were not ready with their guns. Instantly, the man who was coming out of the hotel made a move to put some nose glasses on, and in the same motion drew a revolver out of a holster that was under his arm. He fired quickly, fatally wounding Nalty, who had time to return the fire, but without effect. Johnson would have been killed only for the fact that a bullet which was fired at him struck his revolver and lodged there, jamming between the barrel and the chamber of the gun. The man who shot Nalty leaped into the automobile and the party started away at high speed, but not until a policeman, who was in the lobby of the hotel, had fired apparently with fatal effect, perhaps killing the man who was in the back seat and is supposed to have been the man who killed Nalty. The belief that he was killed by this shot by the policeman is based on the fact that the back of the car was very bloody and that no one was in it when the car was picked up with the two other men. The Granite City authorities called on all neighboring cities to be on the lookout for the gang escaping in the big Marmon car, and these calls caused a general watch to be held on all sides. It resulted in the capture of the car at St. Louis. The gang were supposed to have come Altonward. The members of the gang who have been arrested were supposed by Nalty and his colleagues to have gone to the home of the Traynor woman for the purpose of getting some loot. It was supposed by them that she knew where the money was that her husband is charged with having helped to take. It was on account of this that the officers were watching and wanted to question the men who drove up in the automobile. Some Granite City men say that it was because of Pat Nalty's unwillingness to draw a gun on the gang first that he lost his life. They say he was entirely too trustful and more so than he had any right to be under the circumstances, considering the suspicions he had about the gang. The use of the name of Joe Marino of Alton by the gangsters who rented the car was at first supposed to be a clue to the identity of some of the gang, but, when it was found that Marino had not been away from home all night, that line of investigation was blocked. Mrs. Nalty was the first to reach her husband after he was shot. The hotel in front of which the shooting occurred is on a six-point square. One of the streets running into the square is C street. The Nalty home is at 19th and C streets, and Mrs. Nalty saw the gun battle from a window. She immediately ran to her husband. His death was a great shock to her, and today she was grief stricken but was said to be holding up remarkably. Reports from Granite City were that the bandits' car went east on C street, to Eighteenth, then south toward Venice. The speed with which they traveled is indicated by the fact that they were at the east approach to McKinley bridge by the time the Venice police had been notified by telephone to be on the lookout for them. The hotel faces 19th street. Officer Johnson was at the C street entrance, and Officers Meyer and Teeney were inside the hotel when the shooting began. The car of the bandits was about 40 feet west on the C street entrance to the hotel. Two entered the hotel, and one remained in the car. When the two bandits left the hotel, Nalty accosted them. The bandits opened fire, hitting the deputy four times. On the second shot, Nalty drew his own weapon and fired twice, then fell to the sidewalk. The police officers then opened fire on the bandits, Johnson from the sidewalk, Teeney from the doorway, and Meyer from a window of the hotel. It is thought that 50 shots were fired, all told. A bloch of blood on the sidewalk led to the belief that Nalty "got" one of the bandits, the one believed to have been killed, and his body thrown into the river by his companions. It was learned at Granite City that extradition papers for the two bandits held at St. Louis would be applied for today, to Acting Governor Sterling at Springfield. "Stickey" Hennessey is also being held in St. Louis as an accomplice both in the Nalty shooting and the Madison bank robbery. Nalty was born August 20, 1876, at Louisville, Ky. He is survived by his widow, Jennie C. Nalty, nee Johnston, and a daughter, Mary Loretto, 10. He was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges. The funeral will be at 10 o'clock, Tuesday, from the home, with services at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Granite City, and interment in St. Mary's cemetery. Within 90 minutes after Deputy Sheriff Nalty was killed, two St. Louis police characters were arrested in that city. A bit later, an associate of the occupants of the machine and a man said to be the car's owner were arrested. The two first men arrested in St. Louis are George T. O'Malley, 30, who gave his home as St. Louis, and Lyle Watkins, 27, who also says he lives in St. Louis. Photographs of the two men have been identified as participants in the $10,000 robbery of the Tri-City State Bank of Madison, July 10, by Superintendent C. W. Tobie of the Burns Detective Agencies. The man alleged to own the automobile is Senter Hohlfling, 24, of St. Louis, who says he rented the car to the others for $20. James (Sticky) Hennessy, also held, was wanted in connection with the Madison robbery. Deputy Nalty was in Alton Thursday, and told friends that he was working on the Madison bank robbery, and that he expected to arrest the robbers at an early date.

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NAPP, NELLIE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, November 25, 1918            Young Mother Dies Few Hours After Birth of Child

Mrs. Nellie Napp, wife of Horace Napp, died Saturday afternoon at the family home, a few hours after giving birth to a child. The infant died also. The mother was 24 years of age and her maiden name was Schlueter. Mrs. Napp was the daughter of Mrs. Emma Schlueter, died Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, age 24 years. She was born and raised in Alton. She leaves besides her mother and husband, three brothers, John and William of Alton, and Fred of overseas; and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Brickey of Alton. She takes to the grave with her one little baby girl. She was the daughter of Fred Schlueter, who died when she was three years old. Besides her relatives she leaves many friends to mourn her loss, as she was of a sweet and lovable disposition always looking for the pleasure and welfare of others. The funeral will be held from the home at 639 E. old 4th St., Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

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NARSELL, UNKNOWN CHILD/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 6, 1911

The twenty-one months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Narsell was found dead in bed Sunday morning by his parents. The cause of death is unknown, but it is believed to have been from imperfect breathing organs. It is said the child injured its nose some time ago and could not breathe through it afterwards. It is supposed he turned over on his face during sleep and suffocated. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning from the home on Spring street over the Marshall soda factory, where services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Clark.

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NARY, THOMAS/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, September 5, 1903

Thomas Nary, aged 20, formerly fireman on the Big Four Flyer, died very suddenly this morning at 1300 East Second street, after a brief illness with typhoid malaria. Nary left the employ of the Big Four about one month ago, and until a few days ago was in camp up the river. He was in poor health when he returned, but was able to be up and around until last night. He was suddenly taken worse and died a short time afterwards. Nary is said to have relatives in Chicago, and word was sent to officers of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, of which organization he was a member. A committee arrived in Alton this afternoon representing the firemen and will make arrangements for the funeral.

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NATHAN, BARNETT (JUSTICE)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, January 16, 1919    Was Oldest Justice .... Dies at Noon

Justice Barnett Nathan, Alton's oldest justice of the peace, died at his home this noon after being long disabled and unable to leave his home. Justice Nathan had been suffering from arterial hardening, and for more than a year had not occupied his office, nor had he done any work. His mind remained keen, and he preserved a great interest in all events. Justice Nathan held the office of Justice of the Peace for more than 24 years. He was elected first to succeed Justice I. B. Randle, who had died, and it was always a source of pride to Justice Nathan that he had succeeded so fine a man. He conducted a busy court and in entering his decisions he would write down his findings at great length. His handwriting, even after he had passed eighty years, was firm and vigorous, and one of the easiest of hands to read. He was quick and active, and was a man who showed wonderful self control. Many years ago he was engaged in business in the city of Alton, and prior to taking up the office of Justice of the Peace, to which he devoted all his time, he had been a clothing salesman and a cigar salesman. Justice Nathan was born in Dover, England, 87 years ago. He came to this country when a young man, and had lived in Alton many years. In elections he always received a strong vote, and could have served as justice of the peace as long as he chose to do so. Justice Nathan was born in Dover, England in 1832, and came to America when 24 years old. After living in New York for a few years, he moved to Milwaukee and was married there in 1857 to Miss Rosetta M. Gibbons. He resided in Milwaukee for 16 years and served with the Union Army during the Civil War, but participated in but one battle, the battle of Perryville, being discharged after serving a few months because of his health. He came to Alton in 1865, and entered the clothing business near the present site of the Alton Savings Bank. When this building was destroyed by fire, he again entered business on a smaller scale. He later took a position traveling for a cigar firm, and followed this business for about ten years. About 24 years ago he was first elected as justice of the peace, and has since been repeatedly elected. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Yeager, and two grandchildren. The other child born to Mr. and Mrs. Nathan died many years ago. The funeral will be Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, 709 George street, Rev. F. D. Butler, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating. The funeral will be under the auspices of the G.A.R.

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NAVARRE, JOSEPH/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, January 4, 1899

Joseph Navarre, aged 66 years, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Routledge, on upper Belle Street. Mr. Navarre has been staying at the home of his daughter, where he was taken ill and died. Burial will be in Calhoun County, Illinois

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NAYLOR, ANN/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, October 2, 1905

Mrs. Ann Naylor, aged 87, died Sunday morning at her home, 1314 east Second street, from the feebleness of old age. She had been ill nine weeks. Mrs. Naylor had lived in Alton about 60 years. She leaves only one son, Charles Naylor, with whom she made her home. The body was taken to Whitehall today for burial.

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NAYLOR, HENRY/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, June 17, 1918

The body of Henry Naylor, a former Alton glassblower, arrived in Alton this morning from California, where death occurred, and was taken to his wife's residence at 1107 Cherry Alley. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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NEAL, JAMES/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 28, 1901

Mr. James Neal, after weeks of suffering, died Tuesday morning at his home on the Grafton Road. His death, while not wholly unexpected, will cause sincere sorrow to the many who came to know and respect him for the many excellent qualities that marked his life. He was a good citizen, husband, neighbor, and a kind, watchful father. He was 75 years of age and has resided on the Grafton road since 1858. He leaves a widow and seven children, three sons and four daughters. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Paul's Episcopal church, Rev. H. M. Chittenden officiating. The Odd Fellows of which the deceased was a member, will attend.

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NEAL, JAMES/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 2, 1910

James Neal, a member of the team of Foresters of Robin Hood camp, Modern Woodmen, died Sunday afternoon at his home, 713 east Seventh street, after a brief illness. He had been working at the Strawboard plant east of Alton, and hurt his foot last week. He began feeling ill and thought he had malaria. He had a doctor's services and was considered all right until he suffered a paralytic stroke and following this came inflammation of the brain. He will be buried Tuesday afternoon from the German Evangelical church, and the members of the Foresters team will attend in a body.

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NEAL, WILLIAM/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, December 22, 1902

William Neal died Sunday morning at his home on Prospect street after a short illness from peritonitis. He was employed at the shoe factory as a machinist. Neal leaves his wife and two children, and he was 47 years of age. The funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning by Rev. M. W. Twing at the family home, and the body will be sent to St. Louis for burial. Mr. Neal fell one week ago while the streets were covered with ice, and the injury he sustained then resulted in peritonitis, which caused his death.

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NEEL, OSCAR/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, November 14, 1911

A post-mortem examination held last evening by physicians disclosed the fact that Oscar Neel did not take carbolic acid, but that the cause of his death was enlargement of the heart. After the examination by the surgeons, Coroner Streeper impaneled a jury and held an inquest, and the verdict was based upon the decision of the surgeons who made the examination. The post mortem was made on account of a brief note which had been written to Neel, and caused suspicion, when Coroner Streeper found it after Neel's sudden and unexpected death. The note was written on the back of a small white card, and was in Neel's pocket. It read: "If you insult my wife again, I will sure hurt you." The "warning" was not signed at all, and when the coroner discovered it he thought there might be some other cause of his death, and he immediately made arrangements for taking the body to the undertaking room for an examination. Later, a negro who lives in the same house with Neel, called on the coroner and told him that he wrote the card to Neel, but that there had been no trouble between the two men. The man testified before the jury and his story was accepted as reliable. The physicians found that his death was unmistakably caused from heart trouble. The funeral of Neel will be held tomorrow afternoon at the A. M. E. church. The mother of the dead man, Anna Neel, one of Alton's oldest residents, is an inmate at the insane asylum at Jacksonville.

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NEERMANN, EDWARD H. W./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, June 30, 1910

Edward H. W. Neerman, son of Mrs. Anna Neerman, died at the family home, 122 West Fourth street, Thursday shortly before noon. He was 39 years of age May 29, and was born and lived in Alton almost all of his life. His death was due to cerebral meningitis. The young man had been suffering from malaria for about one year, but he continued to work and gave up the duties of his office only last week, when he was unable to stay longer at his post of duty. He was expense clerk of the Wells Fargo express company at St. Louis. His family had been persuading him to take a rest, but he insisted upon staying at work even when he was unable to do so. With his sister, Miss Tillie Neermann, he was to have left in a few days for Colorado in the hope of benefiting his health. Last Monday he was very much worse, and became unconscious and he did not regain consciousness. He leaves beside his widowed mother, two sisters, Misses Tillie and Bertha Neerman. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen. Ed Neermann was well known in Alton. He had been employed with various express companies for many years. He possessed a happy disposition, even when his health was showing signs of breaking down. He was the last of a large family of sons, Mrs. Neerman having lost six boys. The death of the young man is a sad blow to the aged mother and the two sisters. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, and burial will be in City cemetery.

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NEFF, JAMES EDGAR/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 17, 1901

James Edgar Neff, second son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Neff, died this morning at 2:30 o'clock after a long illness from appendicitis. The acute attack that caused his death began ten days before the end came, but he had been a sufferer from the disease several years. He underwent a surgical operation Thursday afternoon for the relief of the appendicitis and abscess that had formed in his abdomen as the result of the disease. Heart failure set in from weakness and yesterday afternoon he began to sink. He was 34 years of age and had lived in Alton all his life. He leaves besides his parents, one brother, George Neff. The funeral will be Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family home, 913 Staunton street. Rev. A. H. Kelso will conduct the services.

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NEFF, MARGARET ADELINE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 19, 1911

Mrs. Margaret Adeline Neff, wife of A. A. Neff, died at 8:15 o'clock Saturday morning at her home, 913 Stanton street, after a long illness. Mrs. Neff had been seriously ill for ten days, but had frequently suffered from attacks of the malady which caused her death. She had become so weakened by these recurrent attacks that the family were expecting the latest one to prove fatal, and her death has been looked for during the last few days of her life. She was born in Tennessee 67 years ago, but moved to St. Louis with her father, Rev. J. B. Logan, and then came to Alton. Her father was the organizer of the old Cumberland Presbyterian church. He was a power in the community, and left his impression upon the church which has survived and prospered on the foundations he laid. Mrs. Neff was married October 4, 1863. Mrs. Neff was the mother of three children, two of whom died in infancy, and the only surviving child is George A. Neff of Alton. Her husband, A. A. Neff, who is 80 years old, survives her also. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. T. H. Perrin and Mrs. J. C. Mench, of Mounds, Ill., and three brothers, Rev. W. C. Logan of Plymouth, Ind., J. R. Logan of Trinidad, Colo., and F. E. Logan of Alton. Mrs. Mench arrived Wednesday night to attend her dying sister. Mrs. Neff was a conscientious, devoted Christian, and beside was a good mother and wife and neighbor, and her death, while it is a release from long suffering, is a sad event in the lives of those who were near to her. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon from the Twelfth street Presbyterian church in which she had held membership from girlhood.

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NEIMEYER, HENRY/Source: Alton Telegraph, Thursday, August 1, 1878

Mr. Henry Neimeyer, who had lived in this city [Alton] three years, being a resident of Fosterburg prior to that time, died at 6 o'clock Friday evening [July 26, 1878], after a long illness caused by dropsy. He had been afflicted with this disease about 15 years, and had been confined to his house for two weeks. He was a native of Germany, about 57 years old, and had lived in this country 26 years. He leaves a widow, two daughters and one son to mourn his death. The funeral took place at the family residence of Eighth street, at 4 o'clock this afternoon.

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NEININGER, JOHN A./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, October 25, 1913              Retired Alton Cigar Maker Dies

John A. Neininger, retired cigar manufacturer and tobacco dealer, died Saturday morning at 6 o'clock at his home, 716 Union street. He had been very ill for two weeks, but not seriously so, apparently, until a few days before his death. Mr. Neininger was 68 years of age. For 46 years he was engaged in business in Alton, 43 of which he was on Piasa street until January 1, 1912, when he retired. He was the manufacturer of some well known and very popular brands of cigars. He was known for his strict honesty in business, and the quality of the goods he manufactured was never allowed to deteriorate. His Piasa street store was an interesting place to go, and he held there for many years a circle of old friends who were pleased to congregate day after day and discuss various affairs. He was a man of great geniality, was deeply devoted to his family and was regarded as a good citizen. He made a success out of the business he followed. Ill health forced him to retire from active life, and he sold the store, and afterward the business was suspended by the purchaser. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. B. H. Eden of Depugh, N. Y., Mrs. Phoebe Gerhardt and Miss Emily Neininger, and one son, Alonzo Neininger. Mr. Neininger was born in Germany June 19, 1845, in the Black Forest. He came to America and to Alton when he was nine years of age, and he had lived here ever since. He was married to Mary Wotterer, May 4, 1871. Mr. Neininger's death was due to a general breaking down. No one was much alarmed about his condition until the latter part of this week. Friday he had become very much worse and it became apparent that he could not last much longer. Realizing that the end was near, he sent for some of his old friends to whom he wished to say his farewell before his departure, and he seemed to know that death was not far off. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence, and burial will be in City Cemetery.

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NEISEL, HENRY/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 15, 1907

Henry Neisel died at the St. Joseph's hospital this morning after having undergone an operation. He was brought to the hospital several days ago suffering from an ulcer of the stomach, and it was necessary to perform the operation. Neisel has been a shoemaker in Upper Alton for several years and has been an interesting character to those who knew him best because he would never tell anything of himself. Up to the last moment he refused to tell where he came from, whether he had any relatives and who was to be notified in case of his death. He kept his secret to the end.

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NEITERT, FRED/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 29, 1919

Fred Neitert, a nonagenarian, and one of the best known residents of that section of Madison county, died Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his home in Liberty Prairie, at the advanced age of 94 years. Mr. Neitert is survived by three children, Mrs. Charles Engleke and Charles Neitert, living at Liberty Prairie, and Dr. Herman Neitert of St. Louis. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the family residence and the burial will be in St. James cemetery. Mr. Neitert was one of the wealthiest residents of Liberty Prairie. By many years of industry he had massed a fortune, and for a generation he has been active in the affairs of his community. He enjoyed the respect of his fellow citizens, and will be much missed in the community.

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NEITERT, LOUISA/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, November 9, 1907

Mrs. Louisa Neitert, wife of Fred Neitert of Liberty Prairie, a prominent and well known resident of that section, died this morning at eleven o'clock. She was taken ill during the night with heart trouble and died ten minutes before the family physician arrived. Her husband and three children survive her. Her children are: Charles Neitert, who resided with his parents; Dr. Hermann Neitert of St. Louis, formerly chief surgeon of the St. Louis city hospital; and Mrs. Charles Engelke of Liberty Prairie. She was a highly respected lady, whose loss will be severely felt not and only by the family, but by her friends and acquaintances.

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NEITZEL, FREDERICKA/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 16, 1900

Mrs. F. Neitzel, widow of August Neitzel, died Sunday morning at one o'clock at her home, 1105 Alby street. She has been in poor health over one year, and her death was not unexpected. The last three weeks she was confined to her bed. Mrs. Neitzel was a native of Germany, having been born at Pumlor in 1839. She came from Germany to Alton with her husband sixteen years ago, her husband living eight years after coming to Alton. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Charles Erbeck, Mrs. Joseph Bollinger, and Miss Anna Neitzel; also one son, Albert Neitzel. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and services will be conducted in the Evangelical church by Rev. Theo. Oberhellman.

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NELSON, HENRY/Source: Alton Telegraph, September 20, 1845

Died, in Alton, on the 17th instnat, Henry, infant son of Arba and Ellen H. Nelson, aged 2 months.

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NELSON, JOHN/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 4, 1910

The family of John Nelson have sent for the body being held by Coroner Streeper. Nelson committed suicide yesterday at Yager Park. The body will be shipped tonight.

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NELSON, KATIE (nee FESSLER)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 26, 1922

Mrs. Katie Nelson, 34, the wife of Arthur Nelson, died this afternoon at 12:15 o'clock at the family home at 1305 State street, after an illness of six months, suffering from tuberculosis for the past two months. It has been known that it was impossible for her to recover. She was an active worker in the Sunday school of the Methodist church, she was also a member of the Royal Neighbor lodge. The deceased is survived by her husband, Arthur Nelson, one son, Emmett, six year old, two sisters, Mrs. Lucy White and Mrs. Bertha Boedy, and three brothers, Walter, Joe, and Marion Fessler, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fessler of the Dow vicinity. Funeral arrangements have not been made as yet.  [Later...interment will be in the East Newbern cemetery.]

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NELSON, N. O./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, October 6, 1922             Madison County Philanthropist/Business Man - Dies in Los Angeles

N. O. Nelson, for many years known in this country as one of the leading sociologists, manufacturer and advocate of the cooperative scheme of operating industry, died in Los Angeles, Cal., last night, at the Sisters Hospital. His death was due to dropsy. Mr. Nelson was 78 years of age and leaves two daughters, Mrs. E. L. Burroughs of Edwardsville, and Mrs. L. D. Lawnin of St. Louis. The death of Mr. Nelson, for years a resident of Edwardsville, will be a matter of deep interest in all parts of the country where men and women have striven to find some solution for the problems that beset industry in the strifes that arise between capital and labor. Mr. Nelson was a native of Norway, but came to this country when two years of age. He was of a philanthropic turn of mind, unselfish and kindly. He decided that the best way of getting the best results out of industrial employees. In his plant at Leclaire, near Edwardsville, he put his ideas into effect. He built a model town there, he built up homes for his workmen, gave them comforts and pleasures, and in every way strove to be in the position of a father to all who worked for him. There were times when his hold to his views must have had hard jolts, but he clung tenaciously to his idea. He built up a large business. He had plants at Leclaire, Bessemer, O., and Noblesville, Ind. He engaged in business with some chain stores at New Orleans, but he failed in that. For two years he had been a resident of Los Angeles. The body will be brought back to St. Louis for burial.

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NETZHAMMER, ROSE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 28, 1912

Miss Rose Netzhammer, aged 24, daughter of Mrs. Katherine Netzhammer, died Monday afternoon at Kirksville, Mo., where she underwent a surgical operation last Wednesday. The young woman had been a sufferer since young childhood. When she was three years of age she fell down a short flight of steps and her teeth severed an artery in her tongue. This accident caused her trouble all her life. The artery was never properly healed, and she underwent one surgical operation at the hands of a skillful surgeon, the late Dr. Bernays in St. Louis, and at 9 years of age she underwent another operation at Heldelberg, Germany, but no relief was given by any of them. A large growth formed in her neck, which threatened finally to cause her death, and so the young woman heroically determined, against the wishes of her family, to undergo another operation. She went to Kirksville a week ago, and there she had the operation performed Wednesday. She seemed to be getting along nicely, and a letter that came from her said that she would be home this morning and was doing well. Word received from Miss Minnie Netzhamer, who was with her sister, was to the effect that hemorrhage from the wound in her neck caused Miss Rose's death. The death of Miss Rose Netzhammer occurred on her 24th birthday. Miss Netzhammer was a daughter of the late William Netzhammer, and beside her widowed mother she leaves four brothers, William, Harry, Emil and Ernst; and two sisters, Misses Minnie and Frieda Netzhammer. She was possessed of a sweet disposition and was loved by her family and by all who knew her. Her mother had returned home only recently from Hot Springs, Ark., with Ernst, who is far from well, and the death of Miss Rose falls on a family that has already had its share of affliction. Miss Netzhammer's death occurred Monday noon, but owing to bad conditions of the wires, word could not be sent to Alton until last evening. The funeral will be from the German Evangelical church Wednesday, at 2:30 o'clock.

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NETZHAMMER, WILLIAM/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, December 26, 1908    Proprietor of Bluff City Brewery Dies

William Netzhammer, aged 63, proprietor of the Bluff City brewery, died very unexpectedly about 3 o'clock Saturday morning at his home after a long illness. Mr. Netzhammer had been up in his chair for relief, and had just retired again to his bed when he complained of shortness of breath. He fell asleep and did not awake again. Mr. Netzhammer's illness began several years ago with stomach trouble. He had been a long time sufferer with the malady, and had traveled considerably in the hope of getting relief. He was unable to devote himself much to the duties pertaining to his business since his illness began. Recently he had been suffering from pleurisy and other complications incident to the stomach trouble. William Netzhammer came to Alton from St. Louis 25 years ago, December 22. He was a native of Ercingen, Baden, Germany, and came to America 35 years ago. He worked as foreman of a brewery in St. Louis ten years before coming to Alton. He took hold of a piece of property at Alton that was not in the best of condition and he built up the plant and the business until he had made a comfortable fortune and a good paying piece of property out of it. He was highly regarded by those who had business connections with him and was considered a thoroughly reliable man in any kind of a business deal. He leaves his wife and seven children, four sons and three daughters. The children are William, Harry, Emil, Ernst and Misses Minnie, Rose and Frieda Netzhammer. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, Rev. E. L. Mueller officiating.

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NEUHAUS, CARL/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 18, 1903

Carl Neuhaus, 17 years of age, was killed by lightning on his father's farm near Edwardsville Friday. His mother, from the kitchen window, saw the bolt struck down. The same shaft killed a team of horses near the boy.

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NEUMAN, ALICE M./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 27, 1902

Alice M. Neuman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Neuman, died this morning at 4 o'clock after an illness with rheumatism. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Neuman, and in the heavy affliction that has befallen the bereaved parents they will have the sympathy of all their friends and acquaintances. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Cathedral.

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NEUNABER, HERMAN/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, October 30, 1916

Herman Neunaber died at his home one half mile west from Bethalto, Saturday evening, from uramic poisoning. Mr. Neunaber has been a sufferer for a number of years from an infection of his kidneys which kept him home for a number of years, where he was attended by his wife, who was ever watchful over him and ready to administer to his wants at all times. He was 58 years, 6 months, 3 days old. He came to this country at the age of 8 and lived in Madison County and in the immediate vicinity of Bethalto ever since. He was a thrifty farmer and accumulated some wealth. He was born in Ostfriesland, Germany. He was united in marriage 34 years ago to Miss Lena Zimmerman, to this union seven children were born, five boys and two girls: Henry, John, Charley, and Elmer of this place, and Rev. Herman of Landistory, Canada. Mrs. Hilka Bartels and Mrs. Annie Helkamp, living on farms just south of Bethalto ever since. He was a faithful member of the German Lutheran Church, and the Rev. Brueggeman will have charge of the funeral services. He leaves a wife, two brothers, and two sisters.

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NEUNABER, MICHAEL/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 24, 1916             Wealthy Farmer Dies Suddenly

Michael Neunaber, aged about 55, died at 1 o'clock this afternoon at his home near Bethalto after a short illness from acute indigestion. This morning he went to the office of a physician in Moro and secured medicine. He seemed in fairly good health. This afternoon he was taken ill and died before a physician could arrive at his home. He is survived by a wife, three sons and one daughter. The funeral arrangements have not been completed. About ten years ago he had a bad attack of that malady and he went to a doctor to have it treated. This morning he happened to be in Moro and while there he suffered a similar attack and went to the same doctor. He was given treatment and was apparently improving. He drove on home, and arriving there suffered a relapse and died sitting in his chair about 1 o'clock. He was 55 years of age, had been a justice of the peace twelve years, and he leaves his three sons and one daughter.

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NEUSTADT, A. (CAPTAIN)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, November 21, 1901  Best Known Man in County Killed by Electric Car

Capt. A. Neustadt of Collinsville was run down and killed by an electric car at Edgemont, East St. Louis yesterday. The coroner's jury rendered a verdict to the effect that the death was the result of accident. Mr. Neustadt, who was 78 years of age, had stepped from a Suburban car a few minutes before. He intended to take the Collinsville car, and proceed on to his home. The car was delayed somewhat at the crossing above, and Mr. Neustadt walked back and forth along the track to put in the time. He had been down the tracks a few yards and failed to notice the car as it started back. Mr. Neustadt was a little deaf and did not hear the car. The motorman, Mr. Shannon, says that he concluded that Mr. Neustadt saw the car and was about to step from the rails; but instead of doing so he remained in the middle of the tracks. He was struck by the car and rolled for some distance before it could be stopped. He died soon after the accident. Mr. Neustadt is the father of Charles Neustadt of East St. Louis. He was a lawyer and a member of the firm of Neustadt & Hadley at Collinsville. Mrs. Neustadt is now in England. The body was sent to Collinsville, where the funeral will be held on Friday. Capt. Neustadt was a life-long Republican, and always took the greatest interest in party affairs. Rarely did a convention assemble without the Captain being present. For many years he was a member of the Executive committee of the party in Madison county, and was chairman of the committee on several occasions, the last time in 1898. Mr. Neustadt got his title in the Civil War, serving in Company K, 144th Illinois, stationed in Alton as guards at the Confederate prison. He was appointed Consul at Vancouver in 1876, was United States Gauger for several terms, and held the position of city attorney of Collinsville for twenty years.

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NEVINS, JOHN/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 1, 1904

The funeral of John Nevins took place Sunday afternoon from the Cathedral where services were held to Greenwood cemetery, and was attended by many friends of the family.

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NAVINS, MARCELLA/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 26, 1902

Marcella Nevins, an aged inmate of St. Joseph's hospital and a resident of Alton for many years, died at the hospital Friday at midnight after a long illness. She was about 80 years of age and death was due to senility. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock, and services will be conducted in the Cathedral.

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NEWCOMB, H. S./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 19, 1922

H. S. Newcomb, aged 80, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. M. Sauvage, 1521 Henry street. His death was due to paralysis. He was stricken a few nights before his death at supper time, and he never regained consciousness. Mr. and Mrs. Newcomb have resided with their daughter the past twenty years. Mr. Newcomb was forced by advancing age to retire from active work, and he came to Alton from St. Louis. He leaves his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Sauvage and Mrs. Mabel Stewart, the latter being in Colorado. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Sauvage home, and entombment will be in the Grandview Mausoleum.

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NEWELL, MARTHA ELIZABETH (nee BACHELDER)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 7, 1917                   Old Alton Resident Passes Away From Pneumonia

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Newell died this morning at 5 o'clock at the residence of her brother-in-law, Harry C. Swift, on College avenue in Upper Alton. Mrs. Newell's sickness was of one week's duration. She arrived home from a 2 year's stay in Michigan last Wednesday, on her 75th birthday anniversary, and she had a very bad cold when she arrived in Alton. Pneumonia developed and yesterday her condition became so serious that the attending physician expressed his belief that the end was near, so her daughter, Miss Sue Newell of Chicago, was sent for. Death came at 5 o'clock this morning, just an hour before the daughter's arrival in the city on the 6 o'clock train from Chicago. Mrs. Newell was a member of an old and well known Alton family. Her maiden name was Martha Elizabeth Bacheldor, and she was born at Chesterfield on January 31, 1842. When about 8 years of age she came to Alton with her parents and had made this city her home ever since. The Swift residence on College avenue was what she always called home, and she had lived 66 years in the house where her death occurred. Two years ago Mrs. Newell went to St. Joseph, Michigan to take care of her uncle, Benjamin W. Bachelder, who was ill. She remained there until last week, when she determined to come home for a visit. The severe cold weather of the north was hard on her, and she had a very bad cold when she started home. This illness brought her life to an end very soon after she arrived home. The end, which came at 5 o'clock this morning, was most peaceful and was as though the aged lady was going to sleep. Deceased was married to Charles Newell of St. Louis in 1888, and for some time following her marriage she lived in that city. Mr. Newell's death occurred twenty years ago. Mrs. Newell leaves her daughter, Miss Sue Newell of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Swift and Miss Laura Bachelder of Upper Alton; and one brother, John W. Bachelder of Wichita, Kansas. She also leaves three nieces, Mrs. Niel P. Guiliet of Upper Alton, Mrs. Carrie Box of Chicago, and Miss Cornelia Swift of Upper Alton. The funeral arrangements have not been made.

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NEWELL, UNKNOWN WIFE OF C. E../Source: Alton Daily Telegraph, February 24, 1893

Mrs. C. E. Newell, whose funeral was attended on Monday from the Baptist church, was the widow of Rev. I. D. Newell, a pioneer Baptist minister, and resided here for some years with an older sister, Miss L. F. Bishop, who survives her and was present at the funeral. Miss Bishop is 91 years of age and quite feeble, but made the trip from St. Louis, where for two or three years past the aged sisters have made their home with a niece, Mrs. Spence.

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NEWMAN, ELIZABETH (nee BELK)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, November 22, 1907

Mrs. Elizabeth Newman died Friday afternoon at her home in Liberty Prairie, almost 88 years of age, after an illness of ten days from weakness of great age. She was born in Yorkshire, England, January 14, 1820. The death of Mrs. Newman will leave a valuable estate for immediate distribution. The greater part of it is to go to Lincoln University, at Lincoln, Ill., which is a part of James Milliken University of Decatur. Mrs. Newman's husband, John R. Newman, died thirteen years ago, leaving an estate of about 260 acres of land and some person effects which would be worth about $25,000. All this estate, according to his will, was to be divided after his wife's death, according to the terms of the will, which gives almost the entire amount to the Lincoln University. A number of nieces and nephews and some other close relatives will receive small bequests. The Newmans were staunch Cumberland Presbyterians, and Mr. Newman had a large part in the building of the church at Liberty Prairie, and he erected and maintained the parsonage in his lifetime and his wife maintained it after his death, and also gave liberally to the support of the church. She was always in attendance at church services until her age forbade her doing so. She came to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Belk, in 1835, and she came to Madison county in 1840 and lived at Liberty Prairie ever since. She never had any children, and after the death of her husband, her niece, Mrs. Ed Lanterman, with her husband, made her home with the aged lady. She was a sister of Charles Belk and T. W. L. Belk of Upper Alton. Mrs. Newman was known for her charity and her kindness to everyone. It is said that during her whole life no one ever asked her for help in vain, and she even searched out people who were in misfortune and aided them. The funeral will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock from the Liberty Prairie Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Liberty Prairie Cemetery.

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NEWMAN, MARGARET/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, October 3, 1913

Relatives in this city have been notified of the death of Miss Margaret Newman, a native and for many years a resident of Alton. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barnew Newman, pioneer residents of Alton, and was reared in Henry street in the vicinity of St. Mary's Church. She was 32 years old, and was a trained nurse. It is said her sickness started while she was nursing a fever-crazed patient in Chicago, who on one occasion became violent and frightened her so badly that nervous prostration followed. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Grass of Chicago, and Miss Sarah Newman of Gillespie. Her death occurred at the home of her uncle, J. T. Hutton in Gillespie.

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NEWMAN, MARY (nee CONLEY)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 1, 1918

Mrs. Mary Newman died Sunday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. Margaret Conley, of 505 Bond street, following an illness of one week with double pneumonia. Mrs. Newman was taken ill with pneumonia and from the first her condition was known to be serious. Mrs. Newman was the daughter of the late Frank Conley, and is survived by three children. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. Margaret Conley, one sister, Miss Irene Conley, and three brothers, Charles, Edward L. and William Conley, all of this city. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning from Cathedral. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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NEWMAN, WILLIAM E./Source: Alton Telegraph, June 24, 1886

Died on Thursday, June 17, at 3 o'clock p.m., William E. Newman, aged 65 years, 4 months and 25 days. The funeral took place Saturday, June 19, at 2 o'clock p.m. from the C. P. church. The funeral was one of the largest that has ever taken place on Liberty Prairie. There were between 300 and 400 in attendance. Wm. E. Newman was highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and four children and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The Sunday school has lost one of its most efficient teachers and the church has lost a consistent and faithful officer and worker. Mr. Newman was honest and upright in all the relations of life. His place will be hard to fill. The casket was covered with flowers, the gift of warm hearted friends. His class and the entire school cast evergreens in his last resting place. Charles E. Newman, of Judsonia, Arkansas, was in attendance at his father's funeral.

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NEWNON/NEWMAN/NEWMON, ELZA/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 13, 1920                  Young Man, 24, Insane, Takes His Own Life

Elza Newmon, 24, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elza Newmon of East Alton, shot himself early today near the county farm at Edwardsville. He died an hour later. Newmon last Tuesday escaped from the Alton State Hospital, it was said today at East Alton. The young man was recently taken to the State Hospital when he showed symptoms of insanity. He returned to his mother's home in East Alton when he made his getaway from the institution and remained there until yesterday. Yesterday Mrs. Newmon entertained some Alton friends at her home. While she was biding them goodbye, when one of the motor busses stopped in front of her home, the young man left the house. Searches were made for him last night and today, but to no avail. The young man rode his bicycle and took a revolver. Mrs. Newmon this morning received a telephone call from Edwardsville and was told that her son was found lying on the road near the county farm, unconscious. His feet were tangled in the vehicle and it is believed he shot himself while riding. The young man, after being found, was taken to the hospital and given attention. He regained consciousness and told attendants his name and told them to call Lawrence Hale, who would notify the boy's mother. The young man died before his mother got the message. The mother was almost prostrated by the news of her sons suicide. The young man leaves four brothers, Jesse of Milwaukee, and Frank and George of East Alton; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Beasley who resides in Arkansas, Mrs. Robert Thompson of St. Louis, and Miss Mollie Newmon of East Alton. The young man was in the navy during the war and was stationed for nine months at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. He was in the naval reserve corps and was released from service on an indefinite leave of absence. An inquest will be held.

 

Shell Shock Caused Suicide of Young Man

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 14, 1920    

Elza Newman, son of Mrs. Ella Newman of East Alton, who yesterday shot and fatally wounded himself near Hamel, a suburb of Edwardsville, was suffering from shell shock, according to one of his brothers. The ship on which Newman was stationed while serving in the navy during the war was attacked and a hole shot in its side. The noise of the naval battle caused the young man to be inflicted with shell shock. The young man underwent treatment in a Wisconsin hospital before returning home. After returning home the affliction returned and recently he was placed in the Alton State Hospital, from which he escaped last Tuesday. The inquest into the death of the young man was held yesterday afternoon at Edwardsville. One of the witnesses was R. T. McDonald, a Hamel business man, who is also the proprietor of a threshing outfit, and is at present engaged in baling straw. Testimony at the inquest showed that Newman was overtaken by a heavy storm, Thursday night, and stopped at the home of Fred Engelke, near Hamel. McDonald passed the house and learned that Newman was there. He employed the young man to help him bale straw. Yesterday McDonald went for Newman and took him to the field where the outfit was at work. After he had been at work for 20 minutes, Newman said to McDonald, "Goodbye, I have other business." Newman then went to the house and told Mrs. McDonald her husband wanted the shot gun to kill a dog. He said if any pay was coming to him for his 20 minutes' work, it should go to Mrs. Engelke. He went down the road a short distance and shot himself. He fired into his left breast. The gun was a twelve gauge shotgun. The verdict of the jury at the inquest was that the young man met death through a self-inflicted wound. The body has been brought to East Alton and the funeral will be held from the home of the young man's mother, tomorrow at 1:30. Services will be conducted by Rev. A. W. Kortkamp, pastor of the Upper Alton Pentecostal church. Interment will be at Melville, under auspices of the Modern Woodmen, of which he was a member.

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NEWSON, EDWARD S./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 22, 1905

North Alton News - The body of Mr. E. S. Newson, proprietor of the Alton broom factory located just north of here, was brought home from St. Louis Sunday and the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Newson suffered intensely for months before his death, and battled bravely with disease, but the odds were too great. He was once an officer in the British Navy, but gave up the position voluntarily to become an American citizen.

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NICHOLLS, SAMUEL/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 4, 1920             Veteran of Civil War Hit by Auto .... Dies

Samuel Nicholls, aged 78, a veteran of the Civil War, died this morning at 10:40 o'clock at his home, 3111 Brown street, from injuries he sustained by being struck by an auto truck of the Fleming Rapid Service Company. Mr. Nicholls had served with credit in the Civil War, and had seen much fighting. He had preserved his health and strength to a remarkable degree considering his age, only to be fatally injured by an automobile as he was on a peaceful errand to a drug store to get medicine for the members of his family, all of whom were sick with the influenza. When the automobile struck Mr. Nicholls the aged man was hurled across the street and his head struck against the curbing at Mayfield and Brown streets. The injury to his head is believed to have been the cause of his death. He was taken first to the office of Dr. Yerkes and from there to the home of his son, Samuel Nicholls, where he died about 24 hours after being hurt. Beside his wife, Mr. Nichols leaves five sons, William Louis, Oscar, Samuel and Arthur; and two daughters, Mrs. Delia Clayton and Mrs. Carrie Meyers.

 

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 5, 1920

Deputy Coroner W. H. Bauer held an inquest last evening over the body of Samuel Nicholls, who was fatally injured by being struck by an automobile. The jury found a verdict that he  ..... [missing in paper] -bility was fixed. Needham, testifying before the jury, told of striking the old soldier. He said he thought he came to his death by accident, by be- ..... [missing] was about to step on the curbing but instead stepped out in the street further where the car struck him, and hurled him against the paving. He testified he was not exceeding 15 miles an hour. The funeral of Samuel J. Nichols will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the residence to Pentecostal Church. Mr. Nichols was born in Montgomery County, Arkansas, and came to Illinois in 1868, after fighting through the Civil War. He was married that same year in Jerseyville to Miss Martha Osborn, and the couple lived in Alton since that time. There were just two eye witnesses to the accident in which Mr. Nichols met his death, Elmer Clark in front of whose home the accident occurred, and Andrew Sparks, an aged resident of Priest's addition, who happened to be walking near Mr. Nichols at the time.

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NICHOLS, ALLIE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 20, 1900           Young Man Crushed to Death Under Railroad Cars at East Alton

The life of a young man who gave his name as Allie Nichols of Nichols, Tiles county, N.Y., was crushed out under the cars at East Alton Sunday morning. He lived three hours after his legs had been severed close to the trunk, and was able to give the details of the accident and to tell who his relatives are. The body was found lying beside the track at 12:20 by night yard clerk Ollie Harris, who heard the cry of agony as the freight train No. 96 pulled out of East Alton. The stranger's legs were mangled and almost severed from his body just below the hips, but he was sitting up when found. He said he was trying to steal a ride when he slipped and went under the wheels. Assistance was summoned and the young man was placed in the waiting room where surgical aid was rendered by Dr. Pence. Nichols lived three hours after he was crushed, and was nerve to the backbone. He made a statement to those assisting him that his name was Allie Nichols, that he was in his twenty-first year, and that his grandmother, Mrs. Fannie Brooks of Nichols, N. Y. is very wealthy and would send money to care for him if he should live, which he thought would be the case. His father is Orrin Nichols of Stephensville, Pa.  Nichols bore a handsome face, with close curling black hair, and seems to have seen better circumstances than those under which he was traveling. He said he had run away from home and was earning a living while traveling around the country. He was very clean and had not the appearance of a tramp, although roughly dressed. A coroner's inquest was held and a verdict of death under the wheels of a Big Four freight train No. 96 was rendered. The body was placed in charge of Undertaker Howell, who held it to await instructions from the boy's parents. Agent Patton of the Big Four was notified today that the parents of young Nichols could do nothing toward returning the body.

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NICHOLS, ANNA/Source: Alton Telegraph, February 7, 1846

Died in Upper Alton precinct, on the 23d ultimo, Mrs. Anna Nichols, wife of Mr. Thomas Nichols, aged 63. The deceased was a worthy member of the Methodist E. Church, and has left an affectionate husband and many children to deplore her loss.

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NICHOLS, CLARA MAE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 19, 1922

Clara Mae, the seven years old granddaughter of Mrs. Martha Dixon, died last evening at 5:45 o'clock, at the family home on Market street following an illness of six weeks, suffering from an attack of appendicitis. The child was believed to be improving, when she was taken seriously ill yesterday at noon. Her death occurred on her seventh birthday anniversary. She was born in Alton on August 18, 1915. Her mother's death occurred four years ago. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the home of her uncle, Richard Dixon, in the Temple Theater building, with Rev. Magill officiating. Interment will be in the City cemetery.

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NICHOLS, HELEN J./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 28, 1907

Mrs. Helen J. Nichols, widow of Stephen H. Nichols, died this afternoon at 3 o'clock at her home, 447 east ninth street, from the effects of the grip. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ada Crane and Mrs. H. L. Dickinson.

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NICHOLS, LOUISA/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 25, 1917

Mrs. Louisa Nichols, aged 76, died this morning at her home in Yager Park, from old age. She leaves one adopted daughter, and a sister in California. The sister has been notified and word from her is being awaited before the plans for the funeral are made.

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NICHOLS, MARTHA E./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 17, 1909

Miss Martha E. Nichols, daughter of Albert Nichols, of 1308 East Thirteenth street, died last night of stomach trouble at the age of 5 years 2 months. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at the house, and the burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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NICHOLS, MINNIE (nee ENGELHARDT)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph,  June 19, 1902                    Aged Twenty, Kills Herself
Mrs. Lewis Nichols, 20 years of age, living with her husband at his brother's home on Bluff street, committed suicide shortly before noon by drinking three tablespoonfuls of carbolic acid. Her mouth and throat were burned in a horrible manner, and she died in less than fifteen minutes after she swallowed the poison. Dr. J. N. Shaff was called as soon as it was discovered that she had taken the acid, but she was dying before he reached her bedside. She had been in bad health for some time, and was subject to spells of depression, despondency and melancholia. This morning she determined to have death end it all. Mr. and Mrs. Nichols have not been married many months, it is said, and came here from Brighton where the parents and other relatives of the deceased live. An inquest will be held this evening, and the body will probably be sent to Brighton for burial.

 

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, June 20, 1902

The jury impaneled by Deputy Coroner Streeper to hold an inquest over the body of Mrs. Minnie Nichols, who committed suicide Thursday morning by taking a dose of carbolic acid, reported a verdict that she came to her death by suicide, and that her action was due to domestic troubles. The body of Mrs. Nichols will be taken to Brighton Saturday morning. The father of the unfortunate woman, Herman Engelhardt of Brighton, arrived in Alton this morning and claimed the right to care for the body of his daughter. The husband gave his consent, and Mr. Engelhardt will take the body home in the morning.

 

GHOST OF WOMAN WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE CAUSES FAMILY TO FLEE HOME
Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 11, 1902
113 years ago

The family of Fred Nichols on Bluff street was driven from its home Wednesday night by what they supposed to be the specter of Mrs. Minnie Nichols, who committed suicide in the house a few weeks ago. Late in the night the neighbors were aroused by the members of the family who said they could not stay in the house, and left the place in alarm. Their imagination had led them to believe that the place was haunted, and they were so frightened that the father, mother and five children left the place. The frightened members of the family said that they were sure the disturbance in the house was caused by something ghostly, until after a careful investigation of the place had failed to reveal anything uncanny or otherwise.

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NICHOLS, MYRTLE MAY (nee DIXON)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, June 7, 1918

Mrs. Myrtle May Dixon Nichols died at her home Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock after an illness of three years' duration. The young woman is survived by a 2 year old daughter, Clara May; her mother, Mrs. Martha Dixon; and two brothers, Richard and Freeman Dixon. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the First Baptist Church, Fifth and Market streets. Burial will be in the City Cemetery.

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NICHOLS, PETER/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 31, 1920

Peter Nichols, a well known farmer of Fosterburg, died in Minneapolis early this week, according to word received today. The cause of his death is unknown. For the past four months he has made his home with the Pfeiffer family of 701 Grand avenue. He left the city for Minneapolis on July 21 to visit his son, Thomas Nichols of Minneapolis. On July 27 his son, Edward Nichols, 1911 Belle street, received word of the death of his father.

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NICHOLS, PIERCE W./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 26, 1903      Shot by Wife in Family Quarrel

In a family row Wednesday morning at their home on Brown street in Upper Alton, Mrs. Elizabeth Nichols shot and perhaps fatally injured her husband, Pierce W. Nichols. It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Nichols often had quarrels that did not amount to much, and would make up afterwards and everything would be lovely. This morning, about breakfast time, the two engaged in a dispute which kept getting worse, and Mr. Nichols, it is said, began throwing dishes at his wife, chasing her through the house and otherwise abusing her. As she ran through the bedroom she seized a revolver that was lying on a dresser and fired a shot at her husband. The ball struck him in the abdomen, and so far has not been located. It is believed he is in a very dangerous condition. When Mrs. Nichols fired the shot she threw down the revolver and ran out upon the street with her husband following her. She then ran into the house of a neighbor to telephone for a doctor. A physician arrived and attended the wounded man, who afterwards had him removed to St. Joseph's hospital. Mrs. Nichols was not arrested, as the shooting is said to be in self-defense. The Nichols family formerly lived in Alton, and Mr. Nichols conducted a second-hand store on Second street, between Spring and Oak. He sold out his business there, but has been employed lately by his predecessor at the same place. Fourteen holes were found in the man's intestines, and these were sewed up by Dr. Harry Lemen, assisted by Drs. Bowman Shaff and Wilkinson. The chances for Mr. Nichol's recovery are very small, the doctors say.

 

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 31, 1903

P. W. Nichols, who was shot Wednesday in Upper Alton at his home by his wife, died Monday morning, just before noon, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Nichols attended him during all the time he was in the hospital and is heartbroken over the outcome of the family quarrel. She says she shot her husband unintentionally, meaning only to frighten him into desisting from a murderous attack upon her. She said the weapon was a double action revolver, with which she was unacquainted, and that she did not intend to fire it. Deputy Coroner Streeper took charge of the body and is holding an inquest. The body will be buried tomorrow under the auspices of Keen Kutter Camp, Modern Woodmen.

 

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, September 1, 1903

A jury was impaneled last evening in Upper Alton by Deputy Coroner Streeper to inquire into the shooting of Pierce W. Nichols by his wife. The jury went to the Nichols home on Brown street and heard Mrs. Nichol's story of the shooting. She said that she picked up the gun with the intension of frightening her husband, who was abusing her, and did not mean to fire the fatal shot, but when she picked up the revolver while she was running through the house it accidently went off and the bullet struck Mr. Nichols. Mr. Nichols told the Deputy Coroner at the hospital on the same day of the shooting that he did not want his wife arrested, as she did not mean to shoot him. The evidence of Mr. and Mrs. Nichols was all that could be secured, and the jury brought in a verdict of accidental shooting. The funeral of P. W. Nichols will be held at the family home in Upper Alton Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

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NICHOLS, STEPHEN H./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 9, 1902

Stephen H. Nichols, one of the best known residents of Alton, died Saturday morning after an illness due to senile debility. Mr. Nichols had been in failing health several years, and the last few months he was confined to his residence at Ninth and Langdon streets most of the time. Seldom was he able to make his customary trips downtown to see his old friends, but whenever the weather permitted and his strength was sufficient he would do so. For many years he was a resident of Alton. His wife and his two children, Mrs. H. L. Dickinson and Mrs. Chase Crane, survive. His death had been expected during the last week. One week ago he was downtown but was very feeble, and on his return to his home he was prostrated and did not recover. Mr. Nichols was born at Weatherfield, Vt., and was in his 79th year. He was educated at Norwich, Conn., University and at Middleboro, Vt., college. He came to Alton thirty years ago and had lived here continually since. One year ago he was stricken with paralysis after a fall, and last Saturday while downtown he suffered another fall. A few days before his death he was stricken with paralysis a second time and death followed. He leaves one sister, Mrs. William Danforth of Red Wing, Minn.  Mrs. Chase Crane of Ocala, Fla., will be unable to attend her father's funeral. H. L. Dickinson, his son-in-law, is now in Minnesota on a pleasure trip, and the time of the funeral will not be set until he can be heard from. Services will be held in the Congregational church.

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NICHOLS, UNKNOWN WIFE OF ALBERT/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 17, 1907

The funeral of Mrs. Albert Nichols was held this afternoon from the home on east Thirteenth street, and was attended by a very large number of friends, neighbors and acquaintances, among them being many members of Bluff City Court of Honor, of which deceased was a member. Floral offerings were unusually numerous, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery, Upper Alton. The services at the graveside were conducted by the Court of Honor.

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NICHOLSON, MARGARET COLEMAN/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, November 28, 1919

Margaret Coleman Nicholson, wife of George L. Nicholson, died Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock at her home, 1247 West Ninth street, leaving beside her husband two young children, one a baby who will be three weeks old Sunday, and the other less than two years old. The death of Mrs. Nicholson is a sad shock to her many friends, though it has been known to those who were nearest to her that she was in bad condition since the birth of her child, and that the chance of her recovery was narrow. She was 25 years of age. At the time of her marriage three years ago to George L. Nicholson she had been serving as telephone operator at the plant of the Western Cartridge Co., where she had gone after giving up her position as operator at the Central Union Exchange in Alton. Mr. Nicholson was employed there, but later took a position with the Heskett Machine Co. on William street. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Coleman. Her mother was burned to death when Margaret was a child and the duty of raising her devolved upon Mrs. Charlotte Coleman, who says she stood in the position of step-sister, foster mother, and sister-in-law. When she was in the Bell exchange, Miss Coleman was known for her kindness and courtesy. Many a person of the Bell exchange who did not know her when they saw her, knew her voice and knew in her a girl who was always sweet tempered and ready to be of any service she could be. That was in the days before telephone operators were forbidden to perform services for the patrons of the company, aside from making connections. Mrs. Nicholson is survived also by her father, Alfred Coleman, a sister, Miss Bessie Coleman, and two brothers, Alfred and Wallace Coleman. The funeral will be tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. from the home.

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NICHOLSON, THOMAS/Source: Alton Telegraph, September 20, 1845

Died, at Rattan's Prairie, on the 17th inst., Thomas Nicholson, aged 60 years, formerly of Leeds, England.

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NICKEL, PHILIP W./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 6, 1903

The funeral of Philip W. Nickel took place this afternoon from the home on East Second street, and was conducted under the auspices of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Fleur de Lys Lodge K. of P., both of which he was a member. There was a large attendance at the sorrowful function and many very beautiful floral offerings were made. Interment was in City Cemetery.

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NICKEL, UNKNOWN WIFE OF HENRY/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 24, 1904

Mrs. Henry Nickel, aged 28, died this morning at 11 o'clock at the family home, Fifth and Vine streets, after a three weeks illness. She leaves a husband and one child. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the family home.

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NICKELS, H. E./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 13, 1917

The funeral of H. E. Nickels was held this morning from the Bauer undertaking establishment to the City Cemetery. Nickels was found dead some time ago at the New Home Hotel. Relatives in Michigan were informed but they paid no attention to the death of Nickels. The body was held by the deputy coroner until this morning, when the funeral was held.

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NICKELS, JOSEPH/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 2, 1906        Business Man Suicides - Worried by Ill Health

Joseph Nickels, an aged business man of Yager Park, formerly of Alton, shot and killed himself Thursday morning, standing in the doorway between his little storeroom and the cellar opening into it and on the same level. He brooded over certain stories and ill health affected him so that he was unable to sleep or eat. Thursday morning about 3 o'clock he rose from his bed, dressed as for the day, and going down into the store he placed a revolver against his breast, near the base of his neck, and shooting himself fell over dead. It appeared from the way the body was lying that Nickles had sat down in the doorway between the cellar and the store, and then fired the revolver, killing himself instantly. His shirt and undershirt caught fire, so close was the revolver held by the desperate man, and the shirt burned almost the entire length and breadth of the bosom, burning the skin and making it extremely difficult to determine where the fatal wound was. Until the inquest it was not known whether the bullet was fired in the mouth or in the base of the neck. Mrs. Nickels found the body about 5 o'clock. Alarmed by his failure to return to his bed, she rose to make search and was shocked to find her husband lying dead. The only explanation of the suicide is that given by the widow, who had heard him talk very despondently since the stories against him began to be circulated.

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NICOLET, EDA/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, October 16, 1900

Deputy Coroner Will H. Bauer is holding an inquest this afternoon over the body of Eda Nicolet, who was found this morning at 6:30 o'clock in a dying condition on the floor at her home, 621 East Third street. She was unconscious when found and died a short time afterward without regaining consciousness. She was heard groaning in her room by a woman who lived in the house with her, and on investigating, the neighbor found the girl dying. Death ensued before medical assistance could be procured. In the room was found a bottle partly empty, the remaining contents of which were identified as being a potent poison, which the girl had evidently administered to herself and had taken too large a dose. A coroner's inquest is being held this afternoon at the home. She has been conducting a dressmaking establishment on East Third street, and was well known. Miss Nicolet had saved considerable money from her earnings. She had $400 in one of the banks, was owner of building association stock and other property. A post mortem examination was made for the coroner's jury.

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NICOLET, JULIET AUGUST/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 19, 1912

Juliet August Nicolet, aged 78 years, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louise Rothacher, on East Third street, after a long illness from the infirmities of old age. Mr. Nicolet came to this country from Switzerland in 1881, and brought with him a large family. Eleven children survive him, and they are scattered in all parts of the world. Lena, Bertha and Adele Nicolet are in Boston; Rose Nicolet is a missionary for the Baptist church in the Philippine islands, Mrs. Newman Matile, a daughter, resides in Switzerland; Mrs. Louise Rothacher, at whose home the old gentleman died, resides in Alton; also Alcid and Ulysse reside here. Adolph, a son, resides in Great Bend, Kas., and Fred resides in Cimarron, Kas., James resides in Los Angeles, Cal. The telegrams going out to the children announcing the death of their father were therefore sent far and near. Thirty grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren survive him. The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. Rothacher tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

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NICOLET, LILLIAN/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 24, 1922

Mrs. Lillian Nicolet, wife of Ulysses Nicolet, died this morning at 4 o'clock at the family home, 2100 Holman street, after a week's illness with heart trouble. Mrs. Nicolet had been confined to her bed three days. Her death was sudden, but not altogether unexpected because of the nature of the fatal malady. Practically all of her life she had lived in Alton. She was a daughter of Peter Vogel. Mrs. Nicolet was 66 years of age. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Evelyn and Adel Nicolet, and one son, Charles Kincer. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and services will be conducted by Rev. M. W. Twing of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Nicolet was a quiet, home loving woman, and was the object of the most devoted affection on the part of her family. She was known for her kindly neighborliness and sincere friendship.

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NIEDERKORN, M. B./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 8, 1907

John Niederkorn received a message today giving news of the death of his father, M. B. Niederkorn, at Roswell, N. M.  He was 55 years of age and had lived in Alton many years. Mr. Niederkorn leaves four children, John Niederkorn of Yager Park, Mrs. Anna Lowe of Edwardsville, Miss Agnes and Michael of Roswell. Mrs. Niederkorn will bring the body of her husband home in a few days. Mr. Neiderkorn went to Roswell about four months ago and shortly after his arrival there his son, Frank, died there and was buried. Mr. Niederkorn was engaged for many years in Alton, conducting a grocery store, and part of his life he was employed at the glass works.

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NIEDERKORN, MARY/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 4, 1902

Mary, the 19 years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Niederkorn, died this afternoon at the family home in Yager Park after a long illness with a complication of diseases. Funeral arrangements are not made.

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NIEHAUS, JOHN HENRY/Source: Troy Call, January 18, 1918

Henry Niehaus, one of the best known and most prominent farmers of this township, passed away at his home south of Troy Wednesday morning [Jan. 16] at 3 o'clock at the age of about 60 years. The death of Mr. Niehaus was due to a complication of diseases and was not unexpected by his family and friends who knew him to be in gradually failing health for over a year. Recently his decline became very rapid and for a week previous to his demise his life hung in the balance. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 9:30 o'clock from the residence to St. John's Catholic church in Blackjack and will be conducted by Rev. William A. Pachlhofer. Interment will be in the Blackjack Catholic cemetery. An obituary could not be secured in time for this issue and has been deferred until next week.

 

Source: Troy Call, January 25, 1918

The funeral of Henry Niehaus, the prominent farmer whose death last week was chronicled in The Call, took place last Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from the residence to St. John's Catholic church in the Blackjack community. Rev. William A. Pachlhofer conducted the burial rite and interment was in the Blackjack cemetery. Notwithstanding the inclement weather, the obsequies were attended by a large concourse of friends of the deceased. John Henry Niehaus was a son of John Henry and Bertha Niehaus and was born August 4, 1857, in Nameoki township. As a boy he attended school in Collinsville and on February 14, 1883 he married at Collinsville to Miss Barbara Schwartz of the Blackjack community. After a residence of about two years in Nameoki township, they moved to the Blackjack community where Mr. Niehaus engaged in farming and by efficiency and thrift acquired a goodly estate. To Mr. and Mrs. Niehaus were born six children, five of whom with the wife and mother survive. They are: Emma, wife of Fred Loyet; Miss Elizabeth, at home; Theodore and Arnold, at home, and Oscar, who is attending school at Clayton, Mo. Mrs. Elizabeth Niehaus, stepmother, residing at Collinsville, survives, as does one brother, Joseph, of Granite City and two half-brothers, William and Frank of Collinsville. There are also four grandchildren. Mr. Niehaus was a faithful member of the Catholic church all his life and was a regular communicant at St. John's church in Blackjack. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church society and for a number of years was a trustee of St. John's church. He was a devoted husband and father and a good citizen and his death is a decided loss to the community.

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NIENHAUS, JOHN HENRY/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, October 1, 1906      Founder of German Evangelical Church Dies

The funeral of John Henry Nienhaus was held Sunday afternoon from the German Evangelical church of which he was one of the founders fifty-four years ago (1852). There was a large attendance at the funeral services, and among those present were two others of the charter members of the church: Andrew Rosenberg and George H. Weigler, both of them old time friends of Mr. Nienhaus. The services were conducted by Rev. Theodore Oberhellman. The casket was borne by six grandsons of Mr. Nienhaus, William H. and Emil Joesting, O. J. Gossrau, Edward Kolkmeier, Albert and Leo Ernst. Burial was in City Cemetery. There were many beautiful floral offerings from relatives and friends.

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NIESLER, ROSA/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, January 30, 1904

Mrs. Rosa Niesler died this afternoon at the home of her son-in-law, H. Fischer, on East Fifth street, after a week's illness caused by old age disabilities. Mrs. Niesler would have been 83 years of age February 9, and has lived in Alton about 17 years. She lived in the vicinity of Brighton 35 or 40 years, and will be buried there beside her husband who died in 1886. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Henry Fischer of Alton and Mrs. August Schneider of Brighton. Funeral arrangements are not complete. [Burial was in City Cemetery]

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NIETERS, GEORGE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 2, 1921           [note:  Title of article reads Charles Nieters; body of article reads George Nieters]

George Nieters, for many years a caretaker at the Cathedral Orphanage on Prospect street, died at the institution Saturday night. He was about 76 years of age. Few members of the Cathedral congregation knew that the aged man's condition was serious and his death came as a great surprise. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Henry Timmermeier, and was a long time resident of Alton. His funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from Ss. Peter and Paul's Cathedral.

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NILARD, STEF/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, January 22, 1908                      Austrian Beaten in Benbow City Dies

Stef Nilard, an Austrian, died at St. Joseph's hospital Wednesday morning from the effects of injuries he sustained last September in a fight at Benbow City. He was almost brained by a blow from a cleaver in the hands of a man who was conducting a boarding house at Benbow City. It was said at the time the man was hurt that there was a dispute in the boarding house in which Nilard attempted to beat up the wife of the keeper of the place, and a general melee followed. In attempting to defend his wife from the attack of the drunken Nilard, the keeper of the boarding house seized a cleaver and laid about himself manfully. He was badly hurt himself at the time he struck the blow, but he succeeded in disabling his assailants. The boarding housekeeper himself was taken to the hospital and recovered, but his victim never got well. His skull was fractured so that it was necessary for Dr. Bowman to remove a large amount of bone and his brain tissue was so torn that he continued to be seriously hurt. A cerebral hemorrhage was said to be the cause of Nilard's death. The men who were in the fight were long since let go, and it is not known whether or not they are still at Benbow City. The death of Nilard may be investigated by the coroner.

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NISBETT, JANE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, December 3, 1920

Mrs. Jane Nisbett, widow of John P. Nisbett, died Thursday evening at her home on Court street in Alton. Her death followed prostration due to her great age, which made her bedfast a week ago. Mrs. Nisbett was in her ninety-seventh year. She had been a resident of Alton over 71 years, and had lived most of that time in the house where she closed her life. The passing of Mrs. Nisbett removes from Alton one of its oldest residents. She was one of the most remarkable women in the city. Gifted with a strength of character that was unusual, she overcame a malady that for many years had afflicted her and partially disabled her, and the last quarter century of her life was enjoyed by her in perfect health. Her sight, her hearing and her mentality all were preserved to the very end. She could keep up with current events, converse intelligently on all subjects, and had a wonderful memory for faces of her old friends, whom she never forgot. She was a woman of gracious hospitality and she had a large circle of friends who have been deeply interested in the welfare of the aged lady, who had demonstrated she possessed such an inexhaustible fund of vitality as to make her strong and active even when she was nearing the century mark. Mrs. Nisbett was born in Crumpa, County Derry, Ireland. She came here in 1849 and had resided in Alton ever since. Her husband was John P. Nisbett, who conducted a grocery store at Broadway and Market streets for many years. He died 36 years ago. Mrs. Nisbett had been an invalid for years, and she surprised everyone by insisting that she was well and she was well. She began to get about more freely than before, and the most wonderful part of it was that her health continued good up to the very close of her life. Death was not due to any sickness, but merely to a wearing out of the strong machine that had served so well for so many years. The closing hours of her life were peaceful, and the end was just what she could have wished for. She was given constant attention by her daughter, Miss Anna Nisbett, and yesterday her son, Thomas P. Nisbett, arrived from Chicago summoned by word that the mother had shown weakness that presaged an end. She was the aunt of Mrs. S. J. Duncan of Alton, and leaves other nieces, Mrs. Mattie Cousley and Mrs. Ellen Cousley of Sedalia, Mo. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home, and interment will be in the City cemetery. In addition to her children Mrs. Nisbett is survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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NISBETT, SADIE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, November 30, 1914

The body of Mrs. Sadie Nisbitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gleason of 514 William street, will arrive this afternoon at 4:30 and the funeral will be held from the family home, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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NISINGER, ELLA/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 6, 1904

Mrs. Ella Nisinger, wife of Charles Nisinger, died at St. Joseph's hospital today after a long illness. She was a sufferer from an incurable disease in one of her legs and was taken to the hospital a few weeks ago to undergo an operation for the amputation of the leg, but the operation was not performed. She leaves her husband and a large family of children.

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NIXON, SADIE (nee HARRIS)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 14, 1918

The death of Mrs. Sadie Nixon, wife of R. D. Nixon, the plumber, occurred Tuesday afternoon at her home at Highland avenue after an illness of several months' duration. Mrs. Nixon was 55 years of age. Before her marriage Mrs. Nixon was Miss Sadie Harris, sister of Miss Emma Harris and Mrs. Finis Logan. She leaves her husband and three children, two daughters, Gladys and Emily, and one son, Elmer. Mrs. Nixon was a life long resident of Alton, and was much beloved by all who knew her. Her passing will be greatly regretted by the large number of friends. No funeral arrangements were made late this afternoon.

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NOE, GRANT and WIFE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 10, 1915             Booze-Crazed Man Kills Wife and Self

Thirteen children were orphaned this afternoon at East Alton, when Grant Noe, booze crazed, first murdered his wife and then killed himself. The couple had lived unhappily for a long time, owing to the husband's propensity for strong drink. The wife and her children were living at Blinn, an addition to East Alton, and the husband had been staying at the Park Hotel. Drink was the weakness of Noe. His wife could not get along with him, and some time ago she had him arrested on a charge of disturbing her peace. The trouble was settled by Noe agreeing to leave his wife and to stay away from her on consideration that she would pay him a stipulated sum of money. The wife kept her part of the bargain, but Noe, it seems, was not satisfied. He has been making trouble off and on. The unhappy relations between the couple culminated Saturday afternoon about 2 o'clock when Noe went to call on his wife, drunk as usual. He carried a revolver in his pocket, and deadly hate in his heart. He was prepared to kill her, and it seems that he gave her very little warning. Mrs. Al Harrison, next door, was talking by phone to a neighbor, when she heard the shots and screams. Running out she found Mrs. Noe dying, and close beside her was her husband, also near death. Mrs. Noe lasted but a few minutes. Mrs. Noe, it is said, was a very plucky woman, and when she saw that it would be impossible for her to continue living with her husband, she forced him to separate from her. He continued boozing and losing his jobs, going from bad to worse, until he got to the stage of where he seemed possessed of a mania to murder his wife. Mrs. Noe had heard that her husband had said he would kill her, but she paid little attention to these threats. He was seen to enter their home after noon, and about five minutes later there were the sounds of the shots. It is evident the wife did not fear him, or she would never have been in the same room with him. The killing was done in the house where Mrs. Noe was keeping boarders and making a home for her seven children. The shooting was in her bedroom, and the shots were heard by some of her daughters, who called for help when they discovered what had occurred. Mrs. Noe was shot in the back of the head, and whether her husband shot her before she knew what he was trying to do, or whether she had warning is not positively known. Noe shot himself behind the ear. He did a good job of it in his attempted suicide. Neighbors said that Noe had six children, all sons: William, Orville, Leonard, Ralph, Clarence, and Verne. Mrs. Noe had seven children: Thelma, Della, Edna, Geneva, Irene, Howard and Frank. Mrs. Noe's children range in age from 24 years down to 9, while Noe's children range in age from 9 up. Noe was 50 years of age and Mrs. Noe was 45.

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NOLAN, UNKNOWN WIFE OF RANDOLPH/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 9, 1908

Mrs. Randolph Nolan, wife of one of the pioneer settlers of the vicinity of Belletrees, and herself a native and life-long resident of the place, died Wednesday night at her home from brain paralysis. She was stricken on the morning of March 26 as she was seated at the breakfast table, and was in an unconscious condition from that time until death came Wednesday night. She had been an invalid for years, and the development of paralysis was only the natural progress of long seated disease. She leaves her husband and six children, one daughter, Mrs. August Eckhardt of Alton, and five sons, R. Z. Nolan, the east Second street jeweler, and Anton, Joseph, Frank and John Nolan of Belletrees. The funeral will be held Friday morning from St. Michael's church, Belletrees, where services will be conducted by Rev. Fr. Hochmuller of St. Mary's church, Alton.

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NOLAND, WESLEY/Source: Alton Telegraph, May 23, 1846

Died at his residence in Madison County, on Saturday, the 16th instant, after a very short illness, Mr. Wesley Noland, aged about 80(?) years. At a called meeting of Piasa Lodge No. 97, of Free and Accepted Masons, the following resolutions were offered and unanimously adopted:  Resolved, That we have this day with regret heard of the death of our worthy brother, Wesley Noland, and we cannot avoid feeling that thereby we have lost a good citizen and a truly honest man. Resolved, That we will attend his funeral in a body, and wear the usual badge of mourning thirty days. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of our late brother, and also that they be published in the city papers.  Signed N. G. Edwards, Secretary.

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NOLAND, WILLIAM/Source: Alton Telegraph, March 22, 1845

Died, in this city [Alton], on Sunday last, after a short but severe illness, Mr. William Noland, aged about 25.

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NOLL, ELIZABETH/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 29, 1921             Widow of Founder of Noll's Bakery Dies

Mrs. Elizabeth Noll, widow of George Noll, died this morning at 8:20 o'clock at the family home, 714 East Fifth Street, following an illness of one year. For several weeks Mrs. Noll's condition has been serious and for the past few days her death has been expected. Mrs. Noll was born in Brighton, and was 48 years of age. She is survived by four children, one grandchild, three sisters, and two brothers. The children are: Mrs. Earl Monaghan, Miss Elizabeth Noll, George and Clement Noll, all of this city. The sisters are Mrs. Anton Kern of St. Louis, Mrs. George Goeken of Alton, Mrs. Dennis Gross of Alton; and Joseph Mohrmann of Alton and George Mohrmann of Brighton are brothers. Mrs. Noll was the widow of the founder of the Noll Baking Company. At the date of her husband's death, twenty years ago, Mrs. Noll took charge of the bakery, and for eight years conducted the business. Twelve years ago she decided to retire and sold the business to the Goeken Brothers, who operate the bakery at the present time. Under her management the well established business prospered. Mrs. Noll was a very capable and efficient business woman. She was a very well known woman both in the business and social world. She was a devoted mother, as well as a kind friend and her death has been the cause of profound sorrow among her many friends. She was a very patient sufferer and did not complain during her long illness. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church, and burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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NOLL, GEORGE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, January 11, 1901                    Founder of Noll's Bakery Dies

Mrs. George Noll telegraphed Alton relatives that her husband died this morning at Liberty, New York Sanitarium at 10:30 o'clock. The body will arrive Sunday about noon. Funeral arrangements are not yet made. Will Neerman left for Liberty to assist Mrs. Noll. Mr. Noll was one of Alton's most prominent and successful businessmen. From very small beginning, he had increased his trade until he conducted probably the largest and most successful bakery in Southern Illinois, with several retail establishments.

 

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, January 12, 1901

The funeral of George Noll will take place Monday, January 14, at 9:30 a.m. from St. Mary's church. Mr. Noll was born in St. Ingbert, Bavaria, on December 20, 1863. He has no relatives but his immediate family in this country. He died at Liberty, N. Y., Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m. of Bright's disease. His wife and three children survive him. His business in Alton was some time ago organized under the State law as a corporation, and will be continued as much by the widow, as the stock was nearly all owned by Mr. Noll and his family.

 

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, January 14, 1901

The remains of George Noll arrived from LIberty, N. Y. at noon yesterday and were taken to the home. The funeral took place this morning from St. Mary's church, where a requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Merkles. The German Benevolent Society and the Alton Maennerchor, of which deceased was a member, attended in a body, headed by the Juvenile band. The Alton Maennerchor sang at the grave. The pallbearers were L. Pfeiffenberger, G. A. Joesting, A. Neermann, John Gruse, J. Strubel and William Hoff. Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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NOLTE, FRANCES/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, June 11, 1920

The death of Mrs. Frances Nolte occurred this morning at 8:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Fitzgerald, 1108 Pearl street. She was 71 years old. Mrs. Nolte was born in Germany. She had lived in Alton for forty years. She is survived by six children, five daughters: Mrs. David Fitzgerald, Sister Julian of St. Mary's Infirmary of St. Louis, Mrs. Lawrence Hellrung, Mrs. Albert Brune, Mrs. Fred Helbig, the last two from St. Louis and one son, Joseph. Mrs. Nolte is also survived by 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. It is requested the friends omit flowers.

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NOONAN, DENNIS/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 6, 1912                      Alton Alderman and Businessman Dies

Dennis Noonan, former alderman, died Saturday morning at his residence, 1331 Russell street, after a long illness. The death of Mr. Noonan had been expected a few days. He had been an invalid for many months, and had been downtown seldom for a year. His malady began about eight years ago when he had a fall at his home and suffered an injury to his head from which he never fully recovered. The effects of the fall on Mr. Noonan were apparent to all who knew him well. Up to that time he had been a very active man, full of energy, wit, and a man with great business ability. Afterward he seemed not to be sure of himself and there was marked falling off in his activity. Mr. Noonan broke all records in Alton for length of public service. He was a member of the city council for thirty-two years. He began his aldermanic career when James T. Drummond was mayor of the city, and he continued in office until a few years ago, when failing health forced his retirement. He was out of the council a period of two years because of a defeat that resulted from his absence from the city, attending a dead child in the East. He remained out two years, then went back to prolong his career in the city council. In the city council Mr. Noonan became a well known character who was looked to for enlivening wit and humor, and whose energy and ability in debate carried more than one point the way he wanted it to go. He was a hard opponent, both as a candidate and as a debater in the council. For many years he held the chairmanships of levee and railroads in the council, and he also served as chairman of the lights committee. Many are the stories that are told of the swift, sure and biting repartee in which Mr. Noonan indulged, and it was a rash beginner in the council who would lock horns with the second ward alderman and expect to come out with a skin not punctured by shafts of sarcasm. The stories of Mr. Noonan's ability as a debater will go down in the local history of Alton. He was an able supporter of a friend, and was always loyal. During the term of Mayor Beall, Mr. Noonan was appointed by the council to serve as mayor pro tem, which he continued to do up to the end of his term of office. He was at one time a candidate for mayor, but was defeated. In a business way Mr. Noonan was a complete success. He came to Alton about fifty-eight years ago a poor boy. He worked hard and raised the money with which he brought over from Ireland the other members of his family. He was tireless in his work, a salesman far above the average. Many years ago he endeared himself to the poor of Alton by refusing to raise the price of coal when coal prices were soaring.  He declared that 10 cents a bushel was enough for anyone to pay for coal, and although he had to pay more, in some cases, he continued to sell fuel at the old price during the time of scarcity. Promptness in filling orders was one of his mottos, and square dealing was another. Mr. Noonan's death was due to kidney trouble. He was taken sick last August. He was born in Newcastle, County Limerick, Ireland, and was 73 years of age. He came to Alton when a boy of 15 years and lived here ever since. He was married in Alton in 1867, and he is survived by his wife and seven children, Mrs. George Pfeiffer, Miss Nonie Noonan, Messrs. James, John, David, Dennis and Edward Noonan. He leaves also a brother, David Noonan of Morrisonville, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Dower of St. Louis and Mrs. James Lewis of Alton. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from SS. Peter and Paul's Cathedral.

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NOONAN, EDMOND (JUSTICE)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 12, 1901

The death of Justice Edmond Noonan occurred yesterday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock after a long illness. A few weeks ago his condition became so bad that he was obliged to remain at home, and all the reports received from his bedside indicated that he would not recover. He had long been a sufferer from chronic complaints, and the ultimate cause of his death was stomach trouble. He was born in Ireland 52 years ago, and came to Alton 38 years ago. He was one of the best known residents of the city, having been in public office most of the time. He was clerk of the City Court of Alton several terms and was a justice of the peace many years. Several years ago his wife died leaving him two daughters to care for. The daughters are now living at the home of Mr. Noonan's sister, Mrs. Lewis, at Ninth and Alby street, where Mr. Noonan had been making his home. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, and services will be in the Cathedral.

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NORAH, CATHERINE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 15, 1904

Catherine, the 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Norah, died this noon after a brief illness from scarlet fever. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from the Cathedral.

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NORDEIN, FRED. W./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 15, 1918         Brakeman Dies After Being Crushed by Cars at Godfrey

Fred W. Nordein of Bloomington, Ill., a brakeman on the C. & A. railroad, died at St. Joseph's Hospital this morning at 8:30 o'clock from injuries received at Godfrey an hour earlier, when he was knocked beneath the wheels of a car while switching in the Godfrey yards. Both legs were horribly mutilated. Nordein was a member of one of the local train crews. When the accident happened he was adjusting the coupling of a car which was to have been picked up by his train. Unnoticed by him, another switch engine at the opposite end of the string of cars jammed the cars, knocking him down. The wheels of the car passed over his lower limbs at the thighs, almost severing them. His body was otherwise mangled. Efforts were made to save the life of the desperately injured man by rushing him to Alton. A special train consisting of an engine and caboose was made up at Godfrey, and he was placed aboard. A fast run was made to this city, the train reaching here at 8:15 o'clock. The city ambulance hurried the wounded brakeman to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died a few minutes after being placed on the operating table and before amputation of the limbs was attempted. It is thought that death was due to the shock of the accident and loss of blood. Nordein did not regain consciousness after the accident. The dead brakeman had been in train service on the C. & A. for a number of years, and he was well known among railroad employees in Alton. He was a rear brakeman on the local freight and was known as a "list" man, being next in line for promotion to the position of conductor. He was 26 years old and unmarried. The body was turned over to Undertaker William Bauer. Arrangements for its shipment to Bloomington have not been completed.

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NORMAN, ERNEST/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, October 4, 1902

Ernest Norman, son of Mr. W. C. Norman, died Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the family home on Grove street after a long illness. He was 25 years of age and had lived in Alton all his life. His health had been bad for a number of years, and in search of better health he traveled through the West, but was benefited little. The last few months he had been declining steadily, and the last week he was confined to his home. He was a young man of many good parts, and he had many friends who deplore his untimely end.

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NORMAN, WILLIAM C./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, January 29, 1921          Aged Merchant Dies From Old Age at Home

William C. Norman, aged business man, died at his home, 1607 Liberty street, at 8 o'clock Saturday morning, after an illness of three weeks. His death was due to his great age. He was in his 84th year. Mr. Norman was a remarkably active man, notwithstanding his age. Up to the time he was forced by general breakdown to give up his work, he was daily in his place of business on East Broadway. About a month ago Mr. Norman said that he was always the first one in the store in the morning and had not given up starting the fire. He said that he liked to be busy and that he felt well and there was no good reason why he should not continue active. He did his own buying of goods and was known as a good business man. He was born in Langford, Somersetshire, England, April 3, 1837. He was married at Millport Island, Scotland in 1865, and came to America the same year. He came to Alton in 1878 and started in business in a small way and remained up to the time of his death. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Norman, died May 1, 1920. He leaves one son, Charles, and nine grandchildren. He lived a plain quiet life, was a lover of good literature and flowers. He was a well read man and an entertaining conversationalist. The funeral will be from the home Monday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. F. D. Butler officiating. Interment in City cemetery.

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NORTH, GEORGE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, December 9, 1909                 Aged Negro Frozen

George North, aged 70, a negro, was found dead near the Big Four track today half way between Washington street and the interurban car barn east of Alton. A hole in the back of his head indicated he had been struck by a train, but the wound was not of a fatal character, so it is supposed he was knocked unconscious and that he died afterward from cold. He had lived in Upper Alton. Relatives said he had been in bad health and it was said that he had been drinking. Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock he took his wagon and old white horse to go for some coal. That was the last seen of him at home. He had some coal in his wagon when it was found in the east end last night, and the horse and wagon were taken to the police headquarters. The horse was still patiently waiting for the master, who was probably lying dead at that time beside the railroad track. Coroner Streeper was notified by Thomas Green this morning to take charge of the body, and he did so. North leaves a family of nine children, all grown.

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NORTH, JOHN H./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 22, 1918

John H. North, aged 47, died April 20 at his home at Wood Station after a long illness. North was the father of six children, his wife having died some time ago. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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NORTH, MARY/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 18, 1903

Mrs. Mary North, wife of Saul North, residing near Upper Alton, died Sunday evening after a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves six children, the oldest being 15 years of age. Mrs. North was 43 years old. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.   [Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery]

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NORTON, AUGUSTA/Source: Alton Telegraph, October 25, 1845

Died in Alton, on Sabbath morning, the 19th inst., Augusta, oldest daughter of Rev. A. T. Norton, aged 7 years.

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NORTON, EDWARD/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, September 6, 1907            Killed At Hop Hollow by Stone Crushing Head

Edward Norton, aged 50, employed by the Blue Grass Crusher Co., at Hop Hollow, was almost instantly killed Thursday afternoon by a stone dropping on his head after the stone had been thrown high in air by a dynamite blast. Norton had a presentiment of death yesterday morning. He came from Chicago and took a job in the quarry in the morning. Shortly afterward he injured his arm, and he told the men working with him that it would be a bad day for him to work. He put a card in his pocket with his name and address and requesting that in case of accident his relatives in Chicago be notified at 67 east 25th place. After his death, Mr. H. D. Wise, who is in charge of the quarry, sent a telegram to the Chicago relatives whose address was given. The workmen in the quarry were breaking up rock by using dynamite. A chunk of the explosive would be put on a rock, a plaster of mud would be put over it, and the dynamite was exploded. After one of these discharges a piece of stone weighing about 5 pounds was thrown in the air and came down on top of Norton's head, crushing in his skull. Dr. F. Worden of the north side was summoned, and he says the man died just before he reached him. Coroner Streeper was notified and he took charge of the body and will hold an inquest tonight. H. A. Wise, manager of the quarry, said that Norton was one of four new men he had just hired. He had instructed the men to "get in the clear" when whistles were blown and that all of the gang but the four did so. They stood behind a box car, and when the blast was discharged a stone fell directly from overhead, and of course the car was no protection.

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NORTON, ELIZA ROGERS/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 29, 1907

Mrs. Eliza Rogers Norton, widow of Rev. A. T. Norton, D. D., died Sunday just before noon at the home of her son, former postmaster W. T. Norton, Tenth and George streets. Her death was due to old age. A coincidence is that had she lived until Monday, she would have died on the twenty-third anniversary of the death of her husband. Her death was unexpected when it came, although her family knew she was in a greatly enfeebled condition. Nearly seven weeks ago she took her bed and last Wednesday she suffered an attack of heart failure. On Friday she had another attack of heart trouble, and from that time she was unconscious. She passed away without giving any further signs of recognition. Up to the time of her last illness, however, her mind was clear and bright and she could still converse with her old time facility and interest on any subject. Her mind was one that had been stored with much knowledge and her heart was filled with a sympathy for all she knew. Mrs. Norton was the widow of the second pastor of the First Presbyterian church and she had lived in Alton since 1839. She was the oldest member in age and in number of years of membership in the First Presbyterian church. She was born at Cornwall, Conn., August 22, 1812. She was married there to A. T. Norton, then a young minister, November 12, 1834, and shortly afterward came west with him, settling at Naples. The young minister and his wife lived later at Griggsville and Pittsfield, and went to St. Louis in 1838 where they remained a year. Then they came to Alton and Rev. Mr. Norton became pastor of the Alton church, holding the pastorate eighteen years, which is the longest period any pastor has served that church. Mrs. Norton was always faithful in the discharge of her duties as the wife of the pastor. Her sweet sympathy and unflagging interest in those in her flock made her loved by all. Even when advancing years made it necessary for her to stay in her room, the little notes and tokens of remembrance she would send out to her friends in affliction or to those where great joy had come, are lingering memories of a long sweet life. She never ceased her interest she began as the pastor's wife nearly seventy years ago. Mrs. Norton came of a distinguished family, known for their religious fervor for many centuries. She was the daughter of Deacon Noah Rogers, who was a member of the Connecticut legislature. Mrs. Norton is survived by three children, Mrs. C. H. Phinney of Boston, who was with her at the time of her death; W. T. Norton, at whose home she died; and Edward Norton of Nashville, Tenn. She leaves also nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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NOTTEBROK, CAROLINE/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 24, 1901

Another life whose end was hastened by the heat was that of Mrs. Caroline Nottebrok, wife of William Nottebrok, the glassblower. She died at the home, 213 Apple street, before midnight. She had been ill a few days, but the heat intensified her sufferings until death came to her relief. She was about 45 years of age, and leaves a husband, three children, and scores of friends to mourn her death. Funeral services were conducted at the home this afternoon by Rev. Theo Oberhellman, and the body was shipped to St. Louis on a four o'clock train for burial.

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NUGENT, CHARLES W./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 28, 1911             Business Man Dies Very Suddenly

Charles W. Nugent of 3 Kingsbury place, St. Louis, Mo., vice-president of the B. Nugent Bro. Dry Goods Co., died of acute gastritis and organic heart trouble, about 11:15 p.m. Thursday in his automobile, while it was standing in front of Dr. Henry A. L. Rohlfing's home at 2355 Whittemore place. With him were devoted employees who had made a frantic trip in the auto from the offices and homes of one physician after another to get medical aid for Nugent. Nugent had spent the day supervising workmen in overhauling his fine yacht, the Theotiste, in preparation for a trip Saturday up the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan, finally to rejoin his family, which was spending the summer at Gratiol Beach, Mich.  He dined on the yacht, the repast including milk and pickles with chicken, then climbed the steep levee to his touring car.  Physicians think this exertion after the meal brought on the attack. Moseley, the negro houseman, showed much grief as he told of his employer's death. He and the other servants were devoted to their master, who was unusually considerate of them. The negro told how Nugent shared his cigars with the servants on the yacht, and said that, aside from the faint directions as to physicians. Nugent said nothing after he was stricken. His favorite recreations were hunting and fishing, and he was a member of the St. Louis Mercantile Missouri Athletic, Noonday, Glen Echo, Country, Otter Creek, Brick House, Calhoun Point, and Illini clubs. There are many yachtsmen and others in Alton who will regret to hear of the untimely death of Mr. Nugent. A hail fellow well met, he added pleasure to the lot of those who knew him here, and was always welcome in any company of men he happened to come on to. His yacht house was towed to St. Louis two weeks ago, the yacht having been taken down sometime before for repairs. It had been kept at the Alton dock for several years.

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NUNN, ELIZABETH/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 28, 1914

Mrs. Elizabeth Nunn, wife of Frederick Nunn, died at her home at Mills and Washington avenue Saturday morning, after being a helpless paralytic for eight years. During that time she had not been out of her bed. She had suffered several strokes of paralysis, but though she was helpless so long, she did not die from that malady. Her death was due to a complication of diseases which had developed in the past year. She had been speechless ever since she was first paralyzed eight years ago, and she had not been able at any time to do more than get out of bed and get into a chair with the assistance of members of her family. The family had expected that a final stroke of paralysis would be the cause of her death, and there was general surprise when other causes than paralysis caused the ned [sic]. She leaves two sons, Charles and Oscar Gollmer of Baltimore, Md., and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Lehne of Alton

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NUNN, MARY/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, July 6, 1903

Mrs. Mary Nunn, wife of Fred Nunn, a well known glassblower, died suddenly at her home in Upper Alton after an illness of only two days from heart and brain trouble. Mrs. Nunn was able to go to St. Louis Friday with her husband, but was taken ill there and came back home. She did not recover, and passed away Sunday morning after acute suffering. She was 47 years of age and had lived in Alton and vicinity nearly all her life. She is survived by her husband and children. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning.

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NUNN, NORMAN/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 22, 1907

Norman Nunn, aged 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Nunn of Garden street, Upper Alton, died at 1:30 o'clock Monday morning in the hospital of the Sisters of Mercy, San Francisco, Cal., after an operation for appendicitis.  The young man's departure from Alton, his illness, and his death are surrounded with the deepest mystery. If he was ill he never told anyone. He was engaged to marry Miss Irene Steiner, daughter of Chas. Steiner, and a teacher in the public schools. He departed from Alton Tuesday, April 9, after drawing all his money out of the bank. The only word of farewell he said was to Miss Steiner. He only told her "goodbye, until I see you again," and although she thought the farewell a strange one, said nothing of it. Nothing more was heard from him until a telegram came to his father from the Sisters of Mercy stating that his son, Norman, was dangerously ill and had undergone a surgical operation in their hospital Thursday. This noon a telegram came telling of his death, sent by the secretary of the glassblowers' union in San Francisco. Mr. Nunn said that his son was apparently in the best of health and that none of his family knew anything of any trouble. Miss Steiner knew nothing either. It is supposed he was possessed of a hallucination that he was about to become a victim of consumption, although stout and hearty, and that he did not desire anyone to know of his trouble. The news of his sickness and death was a sad shock to relatives and friends of the young man. He was employed as a machine worker at the glass works, and was steady and industrious. He had accumulated a good sum of money in the bank and all of this he drew and with it what money was due him from the glass company. Mr. Nunn telegraphed that the body of his son be shipped to Alton for burial, and it is expected to arrive the last of this week or the first of next week.

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NUSS, HENRY/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 14, 1904

Funeral services were held for Henry Nuss, who died Saturday night at Highland at the Catholic Old Folks Home. Mr. Nuss formerly lived in Alton and was in business here, and was one of the most prominent and active members of St. Mary's church. A coincidence is that he was related through marriage to Mrs. Caroline Greve, his son having married Mr. Greve's daughter, and a double funeral service was held. Interment was in St. Joseph's cemetery.  [Note:  Mrs. Greve died from severe burns received after she went to her smokehouse.]

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NUTTER, A. C./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 16, 1906

The funeral of Mrs. A. C. Nutter took place Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Kennedy of east Second street, to St. Patrick's church, thence to Greenwood cemetery where the young wife and mother was laid to her final rest. The funeral was very largely attended and the many beautiful floral offerings showed the high esteem in which she was held by her many friends and relatives. Among those who attended from out of the city were Mrs. M. Kane, son and daughter, Thos. Kane and Miss Mayme Kane of Bloomington; Mr. and Mrs. Brandt and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Nutter and son Victor; and T. W. Cunningham, all of St. Louis, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gottlob of East St. Louis. The pallbearers were Messrs. John T. Ryan, James Riley, Anton Dietz, James Springer, Thomas Lawless, and James F. Riley.

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NUTTER, CYRIL ALBERT/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, June 21, 1902

Cyril Albert, the 4 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Nutter of Alby street, died Friday afternoon after an illness with cholera infantum. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the family home to the Cathedral. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The funeral will be private.

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NUTTER, ELIZABETH/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, November 18, 1901

Mrs. Elizabeth Nutter, widow of Grafton Nutter, died Saturday night at the home of her son, H. I. Nutter, after a long illness, aged 88. She had been making her home in Alton with her son and grandchildren, with whom she desired to pass her closing days. A fatal illness took her and her strength failed rapidly during the last few weeks of her life. Mrs. Nutter had lived near Shipman and Brighton many years, and was well known there. She leaves six children and twenty-five grandchildren. A funeral service was held at the home Sunday evening and Monday morning the body was taken to Shipman for burial.

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NUTTER, HARRY E./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, December 31, 1903

Harry Nutter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Nutter, died at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory, yesterday after a long illness. He had been staying at Tuscon, Arizona, for the benefit of his health, but feeling that he was failing rapidly, he desired to be nearer home and started back about ten days ago. He reached Oklahoma City, where his sister lives, Mrs. Theodore Hamilton, and there he found himself unable to come farther on his way home. Mrs. Nutter was notified a few days ago of the dangerous condition in which he then was, and started to attend him. The body will be brought to Alton for burial. Mr. Nutter was a highly respected young man, and leaves his wife, who is a daughter of B. Kennedy, and one child. Harry Nutter was 29 years of age and had been engineer at Luer's many years. He leaves beside his wife and son, his parents, five brothers and four sisters. His wife arrived at his bedside a few hours before his death.

 

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, January 4, 1904

The funeral of Harry E. Nutter was held Sunday afternoon from St. Patrick's church, Rev. P. J. O'Reilley conducting services there and at Greenwood cemetery, where interment was made. There were many beautiful floral offerings.

 

 

 
 

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