Obituary: Anna Laura Williams Shook, Clarmin, Washington County, Illinois, 1886-1964

Anna Laura Williams was the daughter of John E. Williams and Harriet A. Logan Williams. After John E. Williams’ death, Harriet “Hattie” Logan Williams married Sam Gass.

Anna L. Williams married Richard E. Shook. Anna died 11 April 1964 at Clarmin, Washington County, Illinois. She is buried at Tilden Cemetery, Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois.

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Copy furnished by Beulah Tanner Brown and Helen Tanner Benson

Marriage: Jacob Edward “Ed” Williams and Grace Logan, Perry County, Illinois, 1899

Grace Logan, daughter of Zachariah T. “Jess” “Jesse” Logan and Mary Emaline Gibson Logan, married Jacob (or James) Edward “Ed” Williams 14 June 1899 in Perry County, Illinois. Ed Williams died in 1943 in Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois. Grace “Gracie” Logan Williams died in 1964 in Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois. They are buried at Tilden Cemetery, Tilden, Illinois.

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Courtesy of Linda Morrison

Lyman Logan: Funeral record, Burns Bros., Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois, 1909

Lyman Logan was a miner in Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois. Note that the payment was secured by the Miners’ Local of the United Mine Workers Union. The union took care of its own. There was no governmental “safety net” yet in place. That would not happen until Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s progressive New Deal.

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Source: Burns Bros. records. First seen at a private residence many years ago, then in the Coulterville, Illinois, public library. Burns Bros. was located in Coulterville. They served parts of Randolph, Perry, Washington, and St. Clair counties.