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WILLIAM OSCAR WOOD died at Massac Memorial Hospital.Pallbearers-Wayne Kennedy, Mack Parmley, Curt Parmley, Hubert Smith, Heasley Drake and Paul Baccus. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs.Pearl Bolte, Ianhattah Kansas, Polly Ann North, Bryon, Ohio, Mrs. Margaret Robertson, Greenville, South Carolina, Margret Burris of Route 1.  Four Sons, Roy of Alma, Kansas, Grover of Topeka, Kansas, Jim of Orlando, Florida, Charles of Elgin, Illinois. Two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Kenson of Metropolis and Mrs. Rebecca Bean of Manhattan, Kansas. He is buried at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Metropolis. Rev. Robert Brook of Paducah conducted the service at Aikin Funeral Chapel. He died August 04, 1960.....Submitted by Diane Burnett

Metropolis News  Dec 02, 1948 
MINNIE ANN RAMAGE died at her home in Brookport Sunday, November 28 at the age of 74 years. She was a life resident of Massac county.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Bean of Manhattan, Kas., Mrs. Esther Poe, Brookport, and Mrs. Ellen Henson, Metropolis; one brother, Oscar Woods, Bryan, Ohio; a step-son, Charles Ramage, Hampton, Kentucky; step-daughter, Mrs. Hattie Edgeton, Houston, Texas; several grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Brookport Christian church with the Rev. O.L. Angel and Rev. Carmen Parker officiating.  Burial was in the Pell Cemetery....Submitted by Diane Burnett 

MRS. ELLEN HENSON - Rites Held for Former Resident
Rites were held Tuesday, August 4 at 1 p.m. at the Aikins Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ellen Henson, age 81. Mrs. Henson, a former resident of Route 2, died Saturday at the Hillview Nursing Home. Brother Jewell Norman and the Rev. Ray Emerson officiated at the services. Pallbearers were Herman Phillips, Delmer Phillips, Raymond Phillips, Gerald Riepe and Albert Krueger. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery. The following obituary was read at the services: Ellen Woods Henson, ninth daughter of thirteen children, was born  unto James and Polly Ann (Bolden) Woods, September 26, 1882 in Massac County. When quite young, her mother passed away and her father placed her in the Charles Redmeier family, a sturdy German family. Here she was given much love and care until she grew into young womanhood and marrying from this homestead. On August 8, 1900 Ellen Woods was united in holy matrimony to William Henson. To this union were born 8 children, seven sons and a daughter. In 1916 while under the preaching of brother Wiley Mathis, she became converted and joined the Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ. To this faith she ever maintained a hope that faileth none. Most of her life was spent on the farm where love and tender care was shared to all life. In 1941 she and her husband, William, retired from the farm and settled in Metropolis. It was here in their home that he passed away April 24, 1949. In the early morning  hours of August 1, 1964 the Death Angel, a messenger of God, called her to her reward, she having reached the age of 81 years, 10 months, and 5 days. She leaves to mourn her passing 3 sons: William of Aurora, Ill., Chris of Hammond, Ind. and Walter of Metropolis. Her daughter, Mrs. Emma Parkins of Metropolis, Ill. A sister, Mrs. Rebecca Bean of Manhattan, Kansas; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; 3 daughter-in-law and 1 son-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her beloved husband William. 4 sons: Raymond, Orval, Artie and Charles Henson. 6 sisters and 5 brothers also 2 grandchildren. -   Poem: Abide with me; fast falls the eventide The darkness deepens: Lord with me abide When other helpers fail, and comforts flee Help thee the helpless, O abide with me. Hold thee thy cross before my closing eyes Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies Heavens morning breaks and earths vain shadows flee In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.  ...Submitted by Diane Burnett

Metropolis News   March 31, 1960 
MRS. SILVIE HESTER POE, daughter of James and Peggy Ann Wood, was born March 22, 1880 in Massac County, Illinois. She departed this life March 21, 1960 at the Cope Nursing Home just a few hours before her eightieth birthday. She was married to Arthur Poe who is now deceased. Those left to mourn her departure are two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Henson of Metropolis, Mrs. Rebecca Bean of Manhattan, Kansas; one brother, Oscar Wood of Metropolis; a number of nieces, and nephews, and other relatives. Even though her life seemed to be filled with much suffering and trouble, yet she shared these longer than the average person is permitted to do. Rites Held Thurs.-Funeral services were held Thursday March 24 at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Silvie H. Poe, who died March 21 at the Cope Nursing Home. Rev. T. R. Jones conducted the service. Pallbearers were: Lawrence Taylor, Harry Adkins, Bill Parkins, Walter Henson, Kenneth Henson, and Raymond Henson.  Aikins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.  The following obituary was read at the service:  (above).....Submitted by Diane Burnett 

MRS. REBECCA BEAN, 85, of 506 Pottawatomie, died early today at St. Mary Hospital. She was born Dec. 25, 1886 in Metropolis, Ill. She had been a Manhattanite for 52 years. Her husband Arthur E. Bean, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Church. Survivors include two sons, Norman Bean, of Rt. 2, Manhattan, and Grover Woods, of Topeka; four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Huber, of Tillahook, Ore., Mrs. Margaret Robinson, Greenville, N.C., Mrs. Polly North, Bryan, Ohio, and Mrs. Pearl Volte, 331 Moro; 42 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Services will be announced later by Cowan-Edwards-Yorgensen. Mrs. Rebecca Bean , 85, 506 Pottawtomie St., died Monday at St. Mary Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cowan-Edwards-Yorgensen Chapel, Mr. Walter Plumburg, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. 10-30-1972 .....Submitted by Diane Burnett  

HENRY ELLISON, Born Dec. 25, 1841 in Lancashire, England died Nov. 11, 1911 in vermont, IL.  His parents, William and Ann Blundell Ellison, emigrated to America when Henry was a boy with 6 children altogether, 4 of whom are living in Vermont, IL. They first located in Ohio where he remained for 6 years before moving to Jefferson, Co. where he stayed for 3 years and in the spring of 1852 settled in Vermont. They moved into McDonaugh Co. where Mr. Ellison died. Mrs. Ellison died aat the age of 78. In 1866 he married Miss Rebecca, daughter of Allen Stewart of Ohio. They had two children, Charles and George. Mrs. Ellison died Aug. 26, 1878......Submitted by Dottie Hager

Hager GEORGE OWEN ELLISON - Born 18 June 1934 in Vermont, IL, died Aug. 15, 2000 at his home in Hooker, Okla. He is survived by his wife, Coalleen (Walter), daughter Dottie Hager and husband Ron of Tyrone, Okla., son Ronald Ellison and wife Pat, of Nampa, Idaho, son Lynn Ellison and wife Rachel of Hooler, Okla., grandchildren, Brandon Campbell and wife Jennifer of Wahiiahwa, Hawaii, Son Hustin, Bobbie Campbell of Liberal, Kansas, Jonica Ellison, Danvee Ellison, and Robbie Ellison all of Nampa, Idaho, Alisha Ellison of Hooker, Okla. George worked feed yards and farmed all his life. He went to Vermont schools before moving to Colorado with his parents......Submitted by Dottie Hager 

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