Location: Pulaski County IL

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.

Biography of John W. Jacks

The value of the local newspaper in the upbuilding of the best interests of any community is universally conceded. The rule is that good papers are found in good towns, inferior journals in towns of stunted growth and uncertain future. It is not so much a matter of size as excellence and of adaptability to the needs of its locality. These conditions given, in an appreciative and progressive community, the size of the paper will take care of itself in a way mutually satisfactory to publishers and patrons. Montgomery City is fortunate in having the Standard as its local instrument.

Biography of James R. Gristy

James R. Gristy, of Emporia, is one of the real old timers of Kansas. Half a century ago he was engaged in farming and stock raising on a large scale in Johnson County. For many years he had been a successful real estate operator, and had enjoyed prominence in a business and civic way not only in Kansas but in Oklahoma and in other western states. Born in Brown County, Illinois, August 31, 1841, he grew up in that section, gained a public school education, graduating from the high school at Rushville, Illinois, in 1863. His first experiences led him

Gentry, France P. “Pat” Guy Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon France P. “Pat” Gentry, 80, of Baker City, died Aug. 6, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Her funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home. Pastor Jack Bynum of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home. She was born in 1924 at Stuttgart, Ark., to Frank and Anna Sanders Guy. She was raised by her uncle and aunt, Horce and Minnie Jackson, at Mound City, Ill., where she attended school. She was a 1942 Mound City High

Buckles, Ellis, Jr. – Obituary

Ellis Buckles Jr., 76, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. A Celebration of Life Service was held Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Oasis of Hope Baptist Church in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation. He was born Jan. 21, 1927, at Mound City, Ill., to Ellis and Tobatha Mae (Fields) Buckles Sr. Ellis was a resident of Hermiston since 1962 and had previously lived in Baker City for 11 years. He worked for the railroad for a short time before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the service,