Girard Gazette, Thursday, 22 May 1930, page 1 column 5.


Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Adcock and Otis Swift of Virden; Mrs. Ethel Beatty and daughter Mrs. Flora Langton and Mrs. Ollie Dale of Waverly were guests at dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward VanArsdale and daughter on Tuesday and while here, all were in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth England which was held at Union Chapel.


Elizabeth L. England wife of Geo. S. England, deceased, departed this life at the home of her son, Rev. Wm. England of Girard, May 18, 1930.

Mrs. England was the daughter of Edward and Sarah Adcock. She was born Feb. 1, 1858. August 10, 1877, she was united in marriage to George S. England. To this union six children were born namely: Eddie, who died in infancy, Rev. Wm. England and Mrs. Myrtle Hammond of Girard; Fred England of Carlinville, Mrs. Minnie Hays of Virden and Mrs. Cleo Grey [sic] of North Otter.

In her early girlhood days she trusted the Lord as her savior and united with the Baptist church at Buchannan. Later with her husband she united with the M. E. church South at Union Chapel, where she continued her membership till her going away. She leaves to mourn their loss her five devoted children nine grand children one brother, M. G. Adcock of North Otter. Also a whole community of devoted friends who have known and associated with the England family for many years. The going home of Mrs. England takes out of the community one more of the time honored and reliable citizens who deserve much credit in makng this and other communities what they are today.

There are thousand [sic] of stars that shine at night
Thousands of flowers that make summer bright
Thousands of dewdrops the morning to greet
Thousands of birds with voices sweet
Thousands of bees in the purple clover
But only one mother the whole world over.

Funeral services at Union Chapel Tuesday at 11:00 a. m. conducted by Rev. O. W. Shields and interment in Union Chapel cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles England, Charles Adcock, T. F. Bond, F. A. Jenkins, R. O. and Cephas Hays. Flower girls were: Velma Byers, Mirida [sic] Sims, Lois Adcock, Mildred Hays, Pauline and Geraldine Hays. Those in charge of the singing were Mrs. Johnnie Hays at the piano; Mrs. Cephas Hays, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wright and J. J. Gardner.

Macoupin County Enquirer, Wednesday, 21 May 1930, p 5.

Mrs. Elizabeth England, 72, widow of George England, died at the home of her son, Rev. William England in Girard at 7 o'clock Sunday morning.

Mrs. England was born in North Otter township west of Girard, Feb. 1, 1856 [sic], the daughter of Edward and Sarah Adcock. She lived on a farm near Girard until 1926, when she moved with her husband to Girard. Mr. England died in 1927.

Decedent is survived by two sons, William E. England of Girard and Fred England of Carlinville, and three daughters--Mrs. Myrtle Hammond, Girard; Mrs. Minnie Hays, Virden; and Mrs. Cleo Gray, Girard. Eight grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held at Union Chapel, Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, with Rev. O. W. Shields officiating. Interment was made in Union Chapel cemetery.