Bartletts of Montgomery Co., IL Obituaries


Charles Louis BARTLETT was born Dec. 20, 1839 in Irving Township, Montgomery Co., IL, the son of Samuel T. BARTLETT and Martha MAXEY. In 1860 he married Sarah E. WILEY who died in 1862. In 1863 he married Mary T. COX and how that marriage ended is unknown. His forty-year marriage to Emily E. ALLEN, the daughter of William ALLEN and Mary KILLINGSWORTH, began on Oct. 8, 1868 in Hillsboro, Montgomery Co., IL and by her had three children, the first who died in infancy, and Nellie F. and Charles William BARTLETT. He died Aug. 21, 1908 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Joplin, MO.

Charles' obituary appeared in the Jasper Co., MO "Joplin Daily Herald" Saturday, Aug. 22, 1908. Any corrections are in [ ].


Condition Became Serious But Day Before

Father of Assistant Bank Cashier Came to Joplin 18 Years Ago--Funeral Tomorrow

"Charles Louis BARTLETT, father of Charles BARTLETT, assistant cashier of the Miners bank, died of Bright's disease at his residence, No. 516 Moffet avenue, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. BARTLETT has been ill for the past seven weeks, but his condition did not assume a serious nature until Thursday, when he was suddenly confined to his bed. He grew much worse and at the time of his death was in a semi-comatose condition.

Mr. BARTLETT was born in Montgomery County, Ill., December 20, 1839. He spent the earlier part of his life in the place of his birth. He was married to Miss Emily E. ALLEN at Hillsboro, Ill., in 1867 [Oct. 8, 1868], and moved to Joplin in 1890. Five years later Mr. BARTLETT left Joplin, returning to Jacksonville, Ill. He came back to Joplin in 1907, and lived here until the time of his death. He retired from business a short time ago on account of failing health, although he still retained an interest in an ice manufacturing plant at Jacksonville, Ill.


Knight Templar 25 Years

Mr. BARTLETT was a Knight Templar, having joined that lodge more than twenty-five years ago, when he became a member of the Litchfield, Ill. commandery. He was also a member of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Joplin.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. H. K. [Nellie] SNYDER of Chicago, and a son, Charles [W.] BARTLETT, of No. 424 North Byers avenue. A simple funeral service will be held over the body of Mr. BARTLETT at 2:30 0'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment will be at Mount Hope cemetery."

"Joplin Daily Herald", Sunday Aug. 23, 1908:


Daughter and Brother of Well Known Joplinite Arrive a Day After His Death

"Funeral services over the body of Charles Louis BARTLETT, who died Friday afternoon, will be held from the residence at No. 516 Moffet avenue to Mount Hope cemetery at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. BARTLETT's daughter, Mrs. H. K. [Nellie] SNYDER, arrived from Chicago yesterday afternoon, and her husband is due to arrive in Joplin this morning. H. B. BARTLETT [should be H. R.-Hiram R.] of Decatur, Ill., brother of Mr. BARTLETT, also arrived yesterday, as did Dr. F. P. ALLEN of Neodesha [Kansas], brother of Mrs. BARTLETT.

The pallbearers at the funeral this afternoon will be W. H. PICHER, Henry WEYMANN, E. O. BARTLETT, J. E. STILLWELL, Charles U. PORTER and J. H. SPENCER."

1840 - 1908

Emily died only two months after the death of her husband and was laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery in Joplin next to Charles. She was the daughter of William ALLEN, b. 1799 Roane Co., TN, d. 1863 Montgomery Co., IL, and Mary K. KILLINGSWORTH, b. 1812 TN. Her siblings were Lt. Jesse K., William A., Margaret (Mrs. Theodore SMITH), Aaron, dec., Dr. Rufus S., John H. of KS, Molly PERKINS of Fredonia, KS, Dr. Frank F., Neodesha, KS, and Laura, dec.

An announcement in "The Montgomery News", Hillsboro, IL, Friday, Oct. 16, 1908, page 1, read (corrections/additions in [ ]:


"Word was received Thuesday [sic] afternoon by H. L. [Harry L.] BARTLETT of the death of Mrs. Emily ALLEN BARTLETT of Joplin, MO., wife of the late C. L. BARTLETT. Mrs. BARTLETT died suddenly at 8:15 Tuesday evening [Oct. 13] and it is not known what the cause of the death was. The funeral was held Thursday at the home of her son, Charles BARTLETT, of Joplin.

Emily E. ALLEN was the daughter of William ALLEN, formerly of this county and was 68 years old at the time of her death. She was married to C. L. BARTLETT at Hillsboro in 1867 [Oct 08, 1868]. To this union two children were born, the daughter, Mrs. H. K. [Nellie] SNYDER of Chicago and the son, Charles BARTLETT of Joplin, who survive her. Mrs. BARTLETT was a Christian Scientist. She had many friends in Hillsboro who will regret to learn of her sudden death."

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