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QUACKENBUSH, ALIVRA/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 7, 1900
Mrs. Alvira Quackenbush died this morning at the home of her son, George W. Quackenbush, on Mill street, after a short illness. Her death was a peculiarly distressing one in that she was dangerously ill only a few minutes before passing into a trance-like state, and that it was impossible to tell when she did die. She had been suffering with a pain in her side for several weeks, but the illness was considered not serious and she thought she would recover within a few days. This morning at 1:45 o'clock she was taken very ill and went into a comatose state after a few minutes. Mrs. Quackenbush's only son, George W. Quackenbush, C. & A. freight agent with whom she lived, was away from the city and arrived home this morning. Dr. Waldo Fisher was summoned and he made an examination of Mrs. Quackenbush but was unable to say positively whether she was alive or dead. Her extremities were cold, but the warmth did not leave her body, although no respiration or heart action could be detected. Everyone about the bedside was puzzled and until this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock it was thought she was still alive. Dr. Fisher pronounced her dead this afternoon, after making several examinations and tests during the day. Dr. Fisher said this afternoon that death was due to paralysis of the heart, as she had suffered with heart trouble for some time. He believed she died at 6 o'clock this morning after lying in a comatose state four hours. When she was thought to be alive later because of warmth of her body, it is supposed the warmth was due to a reaction caused by the suddenness of her death. Mrs. Quackenbush was 70 years of age and was a large, fine appearing woman. She came from Carlinville to Alton eighteen months ago to make her home with her son. She came from Murrayville originally, where she made her home many years. The death of Mrs. Quackenbush is an unusually sad one and the entire community will sympathize with the family in their affliction. The time for the funeral has not been set.


QUARTON, M. A./Source: Alton Telegraph, June 4, 1852
Died in Alton on the 28th ult., after a long and protracted illness, Mrs. M. A. Quarton, aged 34 years.


QUEEN, MARION R. "BERT"/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 31, 1922
Dies in Hopper at Glass Plant
Marion R. Queen, aged 46, butter known as "Bert," was smothered to death this morning at the plant of the Illinois Glass Co., by falling into a coal hopper above an automatic stoker. Workmen who responded to his cry for help as he fell into the coal hopper got to the top of the hopper just in time to see one of his hands, the last visible sign of him, sinking in the finely powdered coal that is fed into the automatic stoking machines which fire the boilers. It was not until the coal had been taken out of the hopper that Queen's dead body could be removed. An effort to get it out at the bottom caused a blocking of the orifice at that part of the hopper, and it was impossible to remove him. The time required to get the body of Mr. Queen out of the hopper was not far from two hours. The circumstances attending the accident are not quite certain. Mr. Queen was foreman in charge of loading coal into the hoppers, which fed the automatic stokers, and getting away the ashes from the furnaces. The hopper was being filled from a pit where a system of buckets takes the coal to the top of the hopper and dumps it. The hoppers feed the coal on down to the moving grate bars of the automatic stoker. Something happened which stopped the feeding of the coal to the moving bars, and it was supposed that the coal had arched over it. Mr. Queen went to the top to attempt jarring the jam loose so the coal would resume feeding. In his efforts to break the arch, it is supposed he fell over into the hopper. His weight may have broken the arch and there was a cave in on top of him, all the accumulation of fuel crowding him down into the funnel at the bottom. He shouted as he fell, and the men below rushed up to render any help they could. As stated, they saw only his hand waving over the top of the sliding coal and immediately it was swallowed up. The pipe from which the coal comes was broken at the bottom after the stoker was shut off. The machine which was dumping coal at the top was shut down too. Queen's body appeared immediately where the pipe was broken, but it was impossible to get it through the opening. The next resort was to get all of the coal out of the hopper and thus took time. It is supposed that Queen lived but a short time after he was covered by the fine coal. He was covered to a depth of five or six feet. Mr. Queen leaves his wife and two sons, Wilford and Reynold. He was a man of excellent character and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was regarded as one of the most faithful employees of the Illinois Glass Co. He was a member of the College Avenue Baptist church. He had resided in Alton seventeen years, part of that time in the North Side. Besides his wife and two sons, he leaves a family of brothers and sisters, Mrs. John Thompson of Alton, George of San Francisco, James of Blackfoot, Ore., Albert of Baker City, Ore., Mrs. Effie May of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Ida Hart, formerly of Blackfoot, Ore., now of Jerseyville. Six years ago a man went through a similar accident at one of the quarries at Alton. He fell into a bin filled with crushed rock, and went through the rock, coming out at the bottom, and he was almost unhurt. An undertaker, who had been summoned, was waiting for him, and great was the surprise of everybody in that case when it was found that the man hardly needed the attention of a doctor.


QUIGLEY, E./Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 10, 1904
Mrs. E. Quigley, widow of the late Thomas Quigley, died Tuesday night at the home, 329 Dry street, after a long illness. She was a resident of Alton very many years and was respected by all who knew her. She leaves a daughter, Miss Annie.


QUIGLEY, FRANK/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 24, 1906
Frank Quigley, a well known resident of Alton, died of dropsy of the heart at St. Joseph's hospital late this afternoon after a long illness. He was born May 21, 1852, in Alton, and had lived here most of his life. He was connected with the Boals planning mill for many years, but in recent years had lived in Springfield. A few weeks ago he returned to Alton very ill, knowing that his death would be a matter of only a short time. He was moved to St. Joseph's hospital, where he passed away after great suffering. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. M. H. Boals and Miss Mae Quigley, and one brother, William Quigley. The time of the funeral has not been set.


QUIGLEY, JOHN/Source: Alton Weekly Courier, July 13, 1854
We are pained to record the death of Mr. John Quigley, an old and much esteemed citizen of Alton. His loss will be felt in the business circle and in the church of which he was a consistent member.


QUIGLEY, JOHN/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, August 11, 1905
John Quigley, aged 46, died Thursday evening at 10 o'clock at St. Joseph's hospital, after a long illness. Mr. Quigley was attacked by a pulmonary malady many years ago, which undermined his health and finally, in the last year, made it necessary for him to seek relief at health resorts. He spent about a year at Asheville, N. C. in the hope of benefiting his health. He returned home little improved, and after his return his health again began to decline steadily. He made his home in Springfield the latter years of his life and he remained there until his condition became hopeless, when he came back to Alton to be with home folks in the final hours. He was taken to St. Joseph's hospital, where he could be given constant attention, and he died there. A sad feature of the death is that Mr. Quigley was engaged to be married during a period of seven years, but the condition of his health would not admit of the marriage taking place. His fiance came from Springfield to be with him and to help attend to him during the closing days before he slipped away into his last sleep. Mr. Quigley was a brother of Mrs. M. H. Boals, Miss Mae Quigley, William Quigley, all of Alton, and Frank Quigley of Springfield. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Quigley, and was born in Alton. He was employed for many years at the Boals planing mill in Alton, and went from here to Springfield to take a similar position. He was an industrious man and never lost any time until ill health forced him to take life easier. He had been away from Alton many years, but he leaves a large number of friends in the city who still remember him for his kindly ways and his true friendship, and they mourn no less deeply than the afflicted family, now that the end has come. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Congregational church.


QUIGLEY, JOSEPH/Source: Alton Telegraph, April 21, 1871
Died on April 14, Joseph Quigley, in the 43rd year of his age.


QUIGLEY, MARGERY/Source: Alton Telegraph, September 14, 1839
Died, in this city [Alton], on the 10th inst., in the triumph of Christian faith, Mrs. Margery Quigley, wife of Mr. John Quigley, aged 39 years. An affectionate wife, a devoted mother, and a faithful friend, her family, and a large circle of friends deplore her loss.


QUIGLEY, MARTHA A./Source: Alton Telegraph, April 6, 1844
Died in this city [Alton], on the 21 instant, Martha A. Quigley, consort of _____ Quigley, aged 32. ..... dispensation leaves a husband deeply bereaved, and two little children deprived of a mother's care. She died trusting in the promises of her Savior, in the belief that she was going home to that God she had taken as her portion, perfectly resigned to drink the cup her Father's hand had given. her. [this one was hard to read]


QUIGLEY, NARCISSA (nee GILLHAM)/Source: Alton Telegraph, April 26, 1872
Died on April 18, 1872 in Alton, of bronchitis, Mrs. George Quigley; aged 49 years.

Narcissa Gillham Quigley was the daughter of John and Phebe (Dunnagan) Gillham. She was born in Madison County in 1823, and married first Johnson Vaught in 1844, and then George W. Quigley in 1848. Narcissa and Johnson Vaughn had one child – Juliette J. Vaughn Boals. Narcissa and George Quigley had the following children: George A. Quigley; Frank Quigley; John G. Quigley; and Emma May Quigley.


QUIGLEY, NATHANIEL BUCKMASTER/Source: Alton Telegraph, December 23, 1875
Died in Jacksonville, Florida, December 20, Nathaniel Buckmaster, son of Virginia and the late Joseph Quigley of Alton; aged seventeen years.


QUIGLEY, VIRGINIA (nee BUCKMASTER)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, June 16, 1917
Word has been received by Mrs. Curran of the death of her sister, Mrs. Virginia Quigley, at Los Angeles, Cal., June 15. The body is expected to arrive in Alton Tuesday morning, and will be taken from the train to Oakwood Cemetery for burial. Mrs. Quigley was a daughter of Nathaniel Buckmaster. She was born in Alton and lived here in the earlier part of her life. For many years she had been a resident of California. She leaves beside Mrs. Curran, another sister, Mrs. J. W. Davis, of St. Louis. Mrs. Quigley was the widow of Joseph Quigley, an uncle of J. T. Quigley of Alton.


QUIGLEY, WILLIAM/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, December 23, 1914
Retired Book Dealer
William Quigley, retired book dealer, a native of Alton, passed away in his sleep Wednesday morning. He was found dead by his only sister, Miss Mae Quigley, a teacher in Humboldt school. She had been eyes for her aged brother since his sight had become dimmed, and she had been feet for him in that she gave him constant attention. He had not been very ill, and was merely complaining of a bad cold that had kept him in the house a few days. The end was very unexpected. When he did not rise at his usual time in the morning, his sister went to call him and found him dead. Mr. Quigley was almost 80 years of age. He was born in Alton and would have been 80 years of age next July 6. He spent most of his life in Alton, but for a number of years, when a young man, was in California, and later was in business at Joplin, Mo. He started a book store in 1885 in the room on Piasa street, now occupied by the Mather book store. There he remained for twenty years until advancing age and dimming sight made it necessary for him to retire. There is no man in Alton who was more highly thought of than William Quigley. He possessed an amiable disposition, was at peace with all men. One of the nicest tributes that cold be paid to this quiet gentleman was that given by his only sister now left alone in the world, who said, "I never heard him utter a word that was not pleasant. He was a typical, old fashioned gentleman." And he was. The world knew him as such, and young and old who knew him loved and venerated him. The funeral of Mr. Quigley will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Church of the Redeemer Congregational at Sixth and Henry streets, Rev. I. G. McCann officiating. [Dec. 24, 1914 - Burial was at City Cemetery.]


QUINLAN, JOHN/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, June 14, 1911
Fearing Surgery, Young Man Kills Self
Fearing to undergo a surgical operation, John Quinlan, a former bookkeeper, killed himself at the home of his brother-in-law, Frank Lavick, 916 east Fourth street, about 4:40 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Quinlan shot himself in the right temple and died a few minutes later before a surgeon could reach him. He had used a 32-calibre revolver with a long barrell. He had been threatening for a week to kill himself, but no attention was paid to his threats. About a year ago he came to Alton to visit his sister and remained. He had been working at El Paso, Tex., as a clerk. He made his home with his sister all the time he was here. According to members of the family, he had planned to go to St. Louis in a few days to undergo an operation for some intestinal trouble, and he had brooded over the approaching operation so long he decided to kill himself. The deceased is a brother of Rev. Fr. Quinlan, who came here four years ago to attend the funeral of a child of Mr. and Mrs. Lavick and while here to took sick and died in the same house. The time of the funeral of the young man is not set. He leaves his parents in Ohio, and his mother is very ill. He has a brother in New Mexico. Arrangements for the funeral will be held up until the father arrives. Coroner Streeper held an inquest this afternoon.


QUINN, AGNES/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, June 4, 1900
Miss Agnes Quinn, daughter of Mrs. Mary Quinn, died Saturday night at the family home on East Second street after a long illness, aged 15. She was a well-liked girl and leaves many friends to mourn her death. The funeral will be Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, and services will be in St. Patrick's church.


QUINN, ELIZABETH/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, December 26, 1907
Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn, widow of Henry Quinn, died at her home in Mitchell Wednesday morning, aged 62, after a long illness from dropsy. She had lived at Mitchell forty-two years, and for many years conducted a hotel there. She was a native of Ireland. Mrs. Quinn leaves three daughters, Mrs. Robert Dobbins, Misses Mollie and Jennie Quinn. The funeral of Mrs. Quinn will be held Saturday morning from St. Elizabeth's church at Mitchell. The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from St. Elizabeth's church at Mitchell.


QUINN, UNKNOWN MAN/Source: Alton Telegraph, March 10, 1881
From Edwardsville, March 9 – Mr. Quinn, an old man who had been sick for several months, died last Friday at the residence of his son-in-law, J. H. Brown, principal of our public school.


QUIRK, UNKNOWN WIFE OF JOHN/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, March 12, 1906
Mrs. John Quirk, a sister of Mrs. George Noll, died Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. Noll, 506 East Third street. Mrs. Quirk was 27 of age. She had been an invalid for many months and recently came from her home in Jerseyville in the hope that a visit with her sister in Alton might do her good. She leaves one son, her mother and four sisters. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the home of Mrs. Noll to St. Mary's Church.


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