Early Bronaugh Residents

Loud Family

This family was in Vernon County very early. We hope to learn more about them.

The family appears in the Hancock County, Illinois 1870 census:

1880 Moundville Township Census showed the widow Loud with her twin children and a servant:

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.

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 include

  • Charles O. Loud, June 2, 1867 - May 15, 1949
  • 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 that wreck.

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

N 37° 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 friend.

Contact us if you know more about this family or have any photo scans that we can add.

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