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Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)  Death of S.A. Blevins, "Macoupin County Enquirer", Carlinville, Ill. (April 7, 1897)

Died Monday at his home in Shaw's Point township of old age, S.A. Blevins, age 83. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the family residence after which interment will be made in Bethel cemetery. The deceased was an upright citizen, respected by his friends and neighbors, a member of the Christian Church and leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his departure from earth.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)   Pitman, "Macoupin County Enquirer", Carlinville, Ill. (April 14, 1897)

Joseph Graves and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Graves' father, Seaton Blevins at Bethel last week. Mr. Blevins was one of the old settlers of Shaw's Point, having resided there for over 50 years, and was over 80 years of age. He leaves an aged widow and several children and grandchildren to mourn his death.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)  Atwater, "Macoupin County Enquirer", Carlinville, Ill. (April 15, 1897)

Seaton A. Blevins, one of the old settlers of Shaw's Point, died on the 5th, aged 83 years and 2 months. He has been gradually failing for several months - not sick but worn out. A Christian man, whose kindly demeanor toward all, assured him a friendly greeting from all he met.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)  John Blevens Obituary

Cove, Ore. - Dr. John Blevens, aged 66 years, died at his home in Cove, April 19 of heart disease. Dr. Blevens, a pioneer, has lived in Union county for many years. He is survived by a widow, and these children: Mrs. Ethel Martin of Eagle Valley; Mrs. Reynold Gardner of Illinois; Leo A. Blevens, Cove; Curtiss Blevens, Cove; Emile Blevens, also of Cove.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)  Mrs. Jennie Blevens Expired Yesterday Funeral Tuesday, "The Murphysboro Independent", (Dec. 28, 1942)

Mrs. Jennie Blevens Expired Yesterday Funeral Tuesday

Mrs. Jennie Blevens died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jessie A. Gardner, at 712 South 20th street, December 27, at 4:30 p.m. She was 83 years of age at the time of her death. She had been ill for several years but only serious for the past four days with angina pectoris.

She was born at Walnut, Iowa, on March 13, 1859. She moved to Murphysboro 32 years ago to make her home with her daughter. She was married at Kansas City, Kan., on May 1, 1877, to Dr. John Blevens, who died in 1910.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Jessie A. Gardner, two sons, Emile Blevens, of Caldwell, Idaho, and Leo Blevens of Wilmer, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

She had been a valued member of the First Christian Church for 68 years.

Her body will remain at the Crawshaw Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Tuesday, when it will be taken to the First Christian Church. There it will lie in state until the hour of service which will be at 2 p.m. The Rev. A.J. Collins, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Memorial on Route 13. The casket will not be opened after the service.

Blrnd02.gif (70 bytes)  Death of Mrs. U. Blevins, "Carlinville Democrat" (Oct. 29, 1902)

Monday morning at her home in Shaw's Point township, Mrs. Euphemia Blevins died, aged 85 years. The deceased was one of the oldest residents of that township. Dec. 24, 1837, she was united in marriage to Andrew Gray, Rev. David Gimlin officiating. Mr. Gray died in 1846. December 1st, 1848 she was united in marriage to S.A. Blevins, John Lewis, J.P. officiating. He died about five years ago. Mrs. Blevins had been blind for some years and was in very poor health also. Her father was one of the first settlers in Macoupin county. She was a stepmother of William Gray, of Virden.


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