Obituary: Myrtle Olive Cowsert was born March 12, 1896, died November
16, 1913, aged 17 years 8 months and 4 days.
Myrtle had been in ill health for six years, but she bore her sufferings
with patience and afflictions with a Christian fortitude characteristic
of one much older than herself.
Her family and friends gathered around her bedside from day to day and
did all in human power to give comfort to her declining
hours. Myrtle was not only loved by her relations, but by the
many good neighbors and friends for miles around.
Myrtle leaves a father, mother, and one sister and three brothers,
besides a host of friends to mourn her departure.
Card of Thanks: We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to our many
kind neighbors and friends who rendered such valued
assistance and sympathy during the illness and death of our dear
daughter and sister; also to those who so graciously remembered by the l
ovely flowers. May the blessings of the Father be with you, and may
you long be spared the grief of a like bereavement --- Oliver Cowsert
Saline County Republican
Grateful thanks to Linda Roberts who supplied this obituary.
Died of cancer, at her residence in Rosiclare precinct, Hardin Co., Ill, Mrs. Nancy Cowsert, on the 24th day of September, 1888, after a painful illness of 15 months. She leaves to mourn her loss two brothers, two sisters, four sons and two daughters, and a host of friends and neighbors, to whom she had been long and favorably known for her many acts of kindness and christian charity.
Mrs. Cowsert, whose maiden name was Williams, was born in _____, County,
March 18, 1824 and married October 28, 1847, and soon removed to
the place at where she continued to live til her death. She embraced
Jesus ____ June, 1859.
(NOTE: Clipping was torn.) HCC BK, Cowsert Cem. #2, Pg. 52, Mathew
Cowsert, Feb. 4, 1822-Jan. 20, 1877. Nancy Cowsert, wife of Mathew
Cowsert, died 24, 1888, age 64y 6m 6d.
"Early Newspaper Clippings of Hardin County, Illinois"
Services for Orville Otis Cowsert, 83, Edwards County ranchman, were
held at the Church of Christ in Rocksprings, Saturday, December 30th
Dana Halstead, minister of the church, officiated at the services and
interment was in Rocksprings Cemetery under the direction of
Plummer-Fair Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers were W. E. Thurman, Jr., Tom Greer Epperson, Jimmy
Rudasill, Ivan H. Smart, Sam Shanklin, Frank O. Cloudt, Albert Jenkins
and Grant Seale.
Honorary pallbearers were Homer Rudasill, Elmer Dean, Hobson Cloudt, Jimmy Nunley, C.O. Whitworth, E.I. Miller, Barton Dismukes, Ray Moody, Ned Danbar, Troy Owens, Sr., Fred Ross, Milton Smith, John R. Bannister III, Brooks Sweeten, W.S. Orr, Tom Henderson, Dr. Frank H. Pratt, Dick Babb, Ernest Snearly, Leo Greer, Sr., Wylie Alexander, Thomas Morriss and Nolan Guthrie.
Mr. Cowsert passed away Thursday evening, December 28th in a Kerrville hospital. He had been in failing health the past year.
He was born January 2, 1889 in Junction, the son of David Alonzo and Melvina Coffman Cowsert, who were the first settlers of the Copperas community in Kimble County. After graduating from high school, Mr. Cowsert attended San Angelo Training School. As a young man he carried the mail between San Angelo and Sonora, making the trip in a buggy or what was called in those days the "mail hack."
Mr. Cowsert entered the ranching business and had been engaged in this industry in Edward County until about 5 years ago when he retired. He had lived on ranches in Edwards County and in Rocksprings the last 53 years of his life. He was a charter member of the American Angora Goat Breeders Association and the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association. He was also a charter member and director of Edwards County Fair Association and had served as a trustee for the Rocksprings School. Mr. Cowsert was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was married to Miss Lorena Corder in 1911 at Junction. The couple had two songs and a daughter, Otis, Alonzo and Lucille. Mrs. Cowsert died in 1955. Mr. Cowsert married Mrs. Vera Epperson in 1957, who preceded him in death in 1966.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. C.R. Reams of Freer; two sons, Otis Cowsert of Rocksprings and Alonzo Cowsert of Charleston, South Carolina; three brothers, J.D. Cowsert and Marvin Cowsert, both of Junction and Charles A. Cowsert of Council Grove, Kansas; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Bergman, Mrs. Ida Justiss and Mrs. Bess Norris, all of San Antonio; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Relatives from out of town attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Cowsert, Mrs. Marvin Cowsert, Mrs. Leonard Cowsert, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey Randolph, Mr. and Mrs. Milliard Bennett, Junction; Mr. and Mrs. Manning Smith, College Station; Mr. and Mrs. Burt Norris, Mrs. Ida Justiss, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Bergmann, Mrs. Bernice Kendrick, Kerrin and Kimberly Kendrick, Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Corder, Jr., San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hodges, Lamar Hodges, Mrs. Betty L. Burney, Center Point; Mrs. Faye Moore, Mrs. Alice Freeman, Sonora; Mr. and Mrs. David Cowsert and son Russell, Dallas; Alonzo Cowsert, Charleston, South Carolina; Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Reams, Freer; Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Reams, Del Rio.
Obituary dated: January 4, 1973.
Thanks to Carolyn Maloney for providing this obituary.
Otto Cowsert - the darling babe of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Cowsert, passed
quietly from earth to Heaven, Tuesday morning, March 6, 1894, after
an illness of several days' duration, aged 10 months and 21 days.
Little Otto was a sweet, lovable child and the idol of his father,
mother, brothers and sisters, who did all in their power to relieve
the little sufferer.
(Article shortened and poem which was given, not typed.) Obit
was written by Myra Jackson.
Services for Ralph Cowsert, 52, of 1015 Webber Street, Eldorado, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bean Colonial Terace in Eldorado, where friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
The Rev. Bill Tomberlin will officiate and burial will be in Lindale Cemetery at Eldorado.
Mr. Cowsert died Tuesday at 1:12 a.m. at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis.
He was owner/operator of Eldorado Enterprises and was born on September 21, 1941, in Equality to the late James Ralph and Judith Strong Cowsert.
Survisors include two daughters, Norma Beckwith of Evansville, IN and Jolene Tillitz of North Carolina; a sister, Carolyn Cowsert of Equality; best friend, Shirley Lane of Eldorado; and five grandchildren.
My grateful thanks to Cousin Cindy Klemm for providing this obituary.
Services for Raymond O. Cowsert, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Southern Baptist Church in Hemet. He died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Hemet, CA.
Friends may call from 2 until 5 p.m. today at McWane Family Funeral home in Hemet. Burial will be in Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park in Costa Mesa.
Mr. Cowsert was born in Calico Rock, Arkansas, to Richard A. Cowsert and Bertha Adeline Nation. His family moved to California in 1924. Mr. Cowsert lived in Santa Ana and graduated from Santa Ana High School. He married Minnie Lee McDaniel in 1941. She was the daughter of Lucien Dewitt and Clara Louisa Stone. Mr. Cowsert served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a M/Sgt. He was stationed in San Luis Obispo, California, Ft. Lewis, Washington, Oahu, Hawaii, and Tyler, Texas. Minnie Cowsert died in 1974. Mr. Cowsert married Estella Butterfield in 1975. They lived in Homeland, CA, for 19 years before moving to Hemet a month ago. Previously, he lived in Garden Grove, CA. He was a dispatcher for Thompson Building Materials in Anaheim 18 years.
He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Hemet. Formerly, he was a member of Westminster First Southern Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Estella; two daughters, Judith Stevens of Santa Ana and Nancy Lewis of Canyon Country; a son, Larry of Cabazon; two stepsons, Vernon Armison of Lancaster and Joel Armison of Blythe; four stepdaughters, Dale Marie Edsall of El Cajon, Amy Anthony of Auberry, Fern Duncan of West Sacramento and Debra Hoffman of Hemet; and three sisters, Leora Lerno of Julian, Elizida Cordello of Clovis, and Dorothy DeCoopman of Kingman, Arizona, and 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.
Hemet News-Thursday, September 7, 2000 (minor editing done)
It is with a feeling of bitter sadness that we note the death of Mrs.
Kate Cowsert, which occurred at her home near Shawneetown, December 19,
1891, of pneumonia, age 34 years 10 months and 5 days.
She was born in Hardin County, Ill, and has lived in Gallatin County
for about seven years. She was the mother of seven children, and 'tis
they who will miss her more than all. She was married to Green Cowsert
when about 15 years of age, and he, with the children and other
relatives, is left to mourn her death. She was the daughter of
James and Martha Rose. She was a good woman, an affectionate wife
and a devoted mother, and will be sadly missed by all; for to know
her was to love her.
Thus, one by one, we join the innumerable throng which moves in mystery
towards the grave. Thus, often, the pale boatman beckons us to join him
before we even hear the splash of the oars, or have time to bid the
loved ones farewell.
May the husband and dear children so live that when the grim monster,
Death, claims them as his own they will be prepared to meet the loved
ones gone before.
Last rites conducted by Rev. Robert Reid, on Sunday at 4 p.m.,
December 20, after which all that was mortal of this good woman was
laid to rest in the Bowlesville Cemetery.
Gallatin Co., IL, Cem. Bk - Hogan Cemetery, W. 1/2, of NE 1/4 of
Sec. 9, T 10, R 9, Bowlesville Twp., Gallatin Co., Ill. "Cemetery is
on land bought by Isaac Hogan from U.S.A. in 1814. Cemetery is
situated on long beautiful hill." Green Cowsert 1853 - 1908.
Wife, Sarah Cowsert, 1857-1891.
"Early Newspaper Clippings of Hardin County, Illinois"
Ulys Cowsert, 90, of 124 West Lincoln St., Harrisburg, died at 11:02 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
He was born in Hardin County, on June 30, 1907, to the late Charles and Artimissa Belford Cowsert.
Mr. Cowsert was a retired pipe fitter and a member of Harrisburg First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Shelia Humm; two sons, Glen Cowsert of Eldorado and Jeff Cowsert of Harrisburg, four daughters, Margie Shoulta of Paducah, Ky., Ruby
Kovachich and Thelma Lynn, both of Hammond, Ind., and Lisa Cowsert of Harrisburg.
Also surviving are a brother, Bill Cowsert of Macedonia, Mich.; two sisters, Madeline Williams of Harrisburg and Jeri McGovern of Wood River; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Vivian Edison and Marsha Cowsert; a sister, Velma Rednour; and two grandchildren, Amber Donley and Darrell Little.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home in Harrisburg, where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Steve Martin will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Harrisburg.
The Daily Register, Harrisburg, Illinois, October 9, 1997
William Cowsert, 101, RFD #2, Eldorado, died at 5:30 p.m. in Pearce
Hospital. He was a retired coal miner, wife Armaniler Cowsert, sons
Gilbert, of Eldorado; Artie of Gary, IN; Elvis of Hobart, IN; David
of Joliet and Vernon of Jackson, Mississippi; daughters Maurine Denta
(Depta?) of Gary, IN; Madge Tarleton of Harrisburg; Lucille McVay of
Raleigh, IL. Funeral at the Martin Funeral Home and burial in Wolf
Creek Cemetery. He was born in Gallatin County, IL, on the 13th of
September 1865; father Atty Will Cowsert who was born in Saline County,
Illinois; no mother listed.
The Daily Register, Harrisburg, Illinois, 14 December, 1966.
Correction: I believe two records (census and social security) prove that William Cowsert was born in 1879 and was thus 88 years old when he died. Also, I believe William was born in Hardin County, but Gallatin is a possibility. Atwell was probably born in Pope or Hardin County.
My sincere and grateful thanks to Rebecca Schmook for supplying this obituary.
Mrs. Ethel Doggett, wife of John Doggett, died yesterday at the
Miami Inspiration Hospital. Funeral services were held this afternoon
at 2 o'clock at the Miles Funeral Parlor with Rev. Mr. Smith of the
Baptist Church conducting the services. The deceased is survived by a
husband and three small sons, age 3, 5, and 8 years. Internment took
place at Pinal Cemetery.
From "The Silver Belt" - Miami, Arizona, April 5, 1926
My Grateful Thanks to Cousin Wanda June Sanford for finding this
Mrs. M.A. Frabee [sic], who has been sick for some time, started for Kansas in a wagon last week, and while in camp on Caney River Thursday, she quietly passed into the gentle sleep of death. The deceased was 61 years old, and was the mother of six children, four boys and two girls, who with an aged husband are left to mourn her loss. She was a native of Ohio, but shortly after marriage she came west and has lived on the western border since, until the opening of the strip, when with her husband and family came to this vicinity where she has since resided. She has been a member of the Methodist church since girlhood. The remains were brought back here, and laid to rest in the Oak Hill Cemetery Saturday. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.
The Cleveland Bee, December 11, 1896
Thanks to Leslie Porter for providing this obituary.
William Farabee, 68, a Fresno resident for six years, died last night in his home at 618 South Hughes Avenue after a short illness.V
Farabee, a native of Missouri, was employed as a plumber's laborer. He was a member of the Fresno Bird Club.
Surviving him are his widow, Mabel of Fresno; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Renicker of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Dorothy Willliams of Independence, Mo.; two brothers, Jess and John Farabee of Kansas; and a sister, Mrs. Ann Detlesson of Kansas.
The funeral arrangements are being made by the Lisle Funeral Home.
The Fresno Bee, April 7, 1955 Thanks to Leslie Porter for providing this obituary.
Mildred Helen McDaniel Flood died December 19, 1998 in Lincoln. She
Born September 19, 1914, in Stroud, Oklahoma, Ms. Flood had lived in
Lincoln for the past 35 years. A landscape artist and visual aide
artist at Sheridan School in Lincoln, Ms. Flood also served as a Green
Thumb worker at the Western Placer Unified School District. She was also
a volunteer at the First Baptist Church in Lincoln.
Ms. Flood is survived by sons, Russell Caperon of Mariposa, George
Caperon of Sacramento, and Paul Caperon of Auburn; daughters, Lynda
McKeever of Finland, Minnesota, Sandra Rea and Clara Palato, both of
Lincoln; sisters, June Gill of Colfax, and Betty Schumacher and Verna
Pratt, both of Reno, Nevada; brother, Donald McDaniel of Oahu, Hawaii;
13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Lassila's Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.
today. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Lincoln at
11 a.m. on Wednesday. Burial will follow at Lincoln Cemetery.
My grateful thanks to Aunt Verna Pratt for providing this obituary.
Three Corrections: Millie was 84 years of age when she died; she had
13 great-grandchildren, not 14; and she lived in Lincoln "on and off"
for 35 years, but not the entire time. Also, according to Verna, Millie
worked all her life and at great variety of jobs, including pumping
gas at a service station in Santa Ana, California, being involved in
Little Theatre and art classes, she was a waitress at different times
in her life, built bomb-bay doors and gunners' turrets for airplanes,
designed and welded of cages for Bud Fisher in Newcastle, housekeeper
at Minor Ranch in Lincoln, worked at a floral shops in Lincoln, CA
and Stroud, OK, designed hats at Pago Pago in Hawaii, wedding
designer/consultant, and motivational therapist at an old folks
home in Stroud, Oklahoma.
The mother passed away February 3, 1892. She was the daughter of
William B. and Lucretia Ashford, and was born November 11, 1865 and
was therefore 25 years, 2 months, and 28 days old. She was married
to O.B. Hines and was the mother of four children. Two preceded the
mother to the grave. The youngest died February 1, 1892, being 3
months and 3 days old. Two children and a husband, a mother, two
sisters and two brothers are left to mourn their loss. Hetty was a
good neighbor and an affectionate wife and mother, and she will be
sadly missed in the community in which she lived. By request,
there was singing by E. Cowsert before the corpse left the house.
Agnes Lamar (21 Sep 1891-23 Feb 1951), daughter of Elisha Benjamin
and Martha A. (Cowsert) Lievers. Married 6 May 1911 Roy Lamar Sr.,
son of Luther E. and Catherine (Cruson) Lamar. Ch: Earl, Cocoa Beach,
FL., Dorothy Stasch, Dunbar W. VA., Catherine Dodson, Benjamin.,
Lillian Childers of Cochran, Roy Jr., Fredrick, Robert and Carl.
Charles and Druie Leivers, brothers Roy Lamar, son of Luther Elijah
and Catherine (Cruson) Lamar (1889-1968). Married 6 May 1911 Agnes
Lievers daughter of Elisha and Margaret (Cowsert) Lievers. 6 ch.
Buried in Fluorine cemetery.
"Compilation of Cemeteries of Hardin County, Illinois." Published in 1980
Martha Angeline Lievers, daughter of J.B. and Lydia (Twitchell)
Cowsert (17 Oct 1868-22 Jan 1944). Married 17 Dec 1888 E.B. Lievers
(died 28 Feb 1905). Ch: Mrs. Agnes (Roy) Lamar, Adrain and Charles,
Rosiclare, Eddie, Ebensburg, Pa., Druie, Harrisburg, sister Alice
Cowsert, Russleville, KY., Jennie Jones and Annie Moore, Golconda.
Buried in Cowsert Cemetery.
MYRTLE BEACH (--) Services for Evander Jack
Brumble, 65, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Murrells Inlet, with burial
following in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will
receive friends from 6-8 this evening at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made to American Heart
Association, Memorial Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen
Allen, VA 23058 or the American Lung Association of
South Carolina, 1817 Gadsen St., Columbia, SC
Mr. Brumble died Sunday, July 29, 2001 in Conway
Hospital. Born in Latta, he was a son of the late
Evander and Julia Johnson Brumble. Mr. Brumble
retired as a Major in the U.S. Air Force with 21
years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Emily L. Brumble;
daughters, Kelly Fleming and Kriss Brumble, both of
Myrtle Beach, Kim Noojin of Columbus, Ohio and
Jacquelyn Montgomery of Lynnville, Tenn; brother,
McKever Brumble and six granddaughters.
The State (Columbia, SC); Wednesday, August 1, 2001