Location: McLeansboro Illinois

Illinois Bellville Church Records

Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1695-1956

A help guide for accessing the images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation (to 1907), marriage (to 1930) or death (to 1956) in the Diocese of Belleville (Illinois), Roman Catholic Church. The index to some volumes may reference pages within a given volume beyond current publication dates. As such, these images are not currently available. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes a small number of census, church history, family and financial records. To assist the researcher I have broken down the available registers by county and name of parish, including the years covered by those parish records.

Heard, William (Hearing) Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. William Heard[Hearing] Dies in Baker on Saturday Funeral services were held Tuesday in Haines Methodist church for Mrs. William Hearing, 63, who died at her home in Baker Saturday night. The deecased[deceased] was born September 7, 1879, in McLeansboro, Illinois. She came with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Pratt, to Union in 1891. Four years later they moved to a farm near Haines. She was married to William Hearing June 23[24], 1903. They moved to Baker in 1939. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Pembrook of North Powder; three brothers, George W.

Biography of Hon. Orlando B. Ficklin

Hon. Orlando B. Ficklin, attorney at law, Charleston; he was born in Kentucky Dec. 16, 1808, being the son of William and Elizabeth Kenner (Williams) Ficklin, both of Virginia. His early education was obtained in country schools, in Kentucky and Missouri, except about one year, which he spent at Cumberland College, located at Princeton, Caldwell Co., Ky., under the auspices of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His parents having removed to Potosi, Washington Co., Mo., he commenced the study of law with Henry Shurlds of that place, who was afterward elected to the Circuit Court bench, and at a later period