This family was in Vernon County very early. We hope to learn
more about them.
The family appears in the Hancock County, Illinois 1870
- Charles H. Loud, age 25, born Illinois (The 1850 and 1860
census records show him as a son of Rufus and Jane Loud)
- Maria Loud, age 23, born Illinois
- Charles Loud, age 3, born Illinois
- Nellie Loud, age 8/12, born Illinois
1880 Moundville Township Census showed the widow Loud with her
twin children and a servant:
- Marie Loud age 32, born Illinois
- Charles Loud, age 10, born Illinois - the census is incorrect
here - Charles should be 13 (based on the previous census)
- Nellie Loud, age 10, born Illinois
- John H. Cohenour, age 21, born Illinois
In 1891, Maria filed to receive Widow Benefits from her husband's
military service in the Civil War. He had been a member of Company F,
133rd Illinois Infantry.
if you know more about this family or have any photo scans that we
Mrs. Maria Loud
The obituary and photo to the left are
for Mrs. Maria Loud. Her son, Charles
Loud, was well known in Bronaugh. This
obituary tells that Maria had been born
December 24, 1847. She had married Henry
Loud but he died in 1874, meaning that
Maria was a widow for nearly 50 years. Her
daughter, Nellie, had married Cal
Ream. This obituary
lists her death date as February 14, 1923.
However that is almost certainly an error
because this obituary was in the February
20, 1924 Bronaugh Journal and cemetery
records also list her death year as 1924.
Maria was buried at Worsley Cemetery.
Other Worsley Cemetery Loud burials
- Charles O. Loud, June 2, 1867 - May
- Minnie A. Loud, Sept 27, 1869 -
March 5, 1912
- Delcene Loud, December 28, 1903 -
March 9, 1918
- Gertrude Loud, see below
This is Gertrude Loud, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Loud when she was a
flower girl at a wedding. Charles was a
son of Mrs. Maria Loud of Bronaugh.
Be sure and look at the Train
Wreck Site. Gertie was a victim of
Thanks to John Yelding-Sloan for
sharing this scan.
For those of you
who use GPS, the coordinates for the Loud
graves at Worsley Cemetery are
40.800 W 094° 29.595
Delcene Loud died in 1918 at the age of
15. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Loud. This cup ended up with Dicy
Feller, who perhaps was Delcene's
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