Some news items from Decatur, Illinois, area newspapers involving the family of Parthena Thaxton Stuart (1824-1877), daughter of Larkin Thaxton and Catherine Dudley, and of Henrietta Thaxton Pinkerton (~1853-1938), daughter of Henry Thaxton and Marinda Daniels, originally of Greene Co., Illinois.
From the Decatur Daily Review, 13 Feb 1905 (link to image of the original follows):
THE DEATH RECORD
Died, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William R. Buckmaster, 3936 Cleveland avenue, St. Louls, Saturday, Feb. 11, James Stuart. He will be remembered by many in Decatur, having made his home with his daughter here several years. The funeral was held in White Hall, Ill., today.
From the Alton Evening Telegraph, 19 Apr 1923:
Attend Pinkerton Funeral
Eliza Pinkerton ot Berdan, Ill., H. Deshirley, Mrs. J. K. Pinkerton of White Hall and Mrs. Scott Walker of Granite City motored to Wood River and will attend the funeral of Mr. Pinkerton today. The funeral conveyance was brought from Whitehall and will convey the remains back to Whitehall where the funeral services will take place.
From the Decatur Daily Review, 06 Oct 1887:
W. M. Baker, of Topeka, Kansas, and Miss Luthera Stuart were married Tuesday by Rev. W. H. Prestley at the residence of W. R. Buckmaster. The bride is a sister of Mrs. Buckmaster, and the groom is the private secretary of the treasurer of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad.
From the (Decatur) Daily Republican, 30 Mar 1896:
Mrs. W. R. Buckmaster is entertaining her sister, Mrs. W. W. Jones, of Keokuk [Iowa].
From the Decatur Herald, 24 Jan 1902:
W. R. Buckmaster Goes to St Louis As Superintendent
Thursday announcement was made of some changes in the Pacific express company effective Feb. 1. . . . William R. Buckmaster of Decatur will go to St Louis as superintendent of lines in Missouri. . . . Mr. Buckmaster has been route agent in this territory for twenty years and he has been in the express business for twenty-seven years. He began in the Roodhouse office and was then a messenger on the C. & A. Then he was transferred to the Wabash on a run between Decatur and St. Louis then cashier at St. Louis and was then transferred to the position which he now vacates by reason of his promotion. Mr. Buckmaster expects to soon remove his family to St. Louis.
From the Decatur Review, 23 Dec 1925 (link to an image of the obituary follows):
DIES IN ST. LOUIS
Mrs. W. R. Buckmaster, for many years a well known resident of Decatur and mother of Mrs. J. Foster Waltz, 454 Powers lane, died unexpectedly Tuesday noon at her home, 3664 Washington boulevard, St. Louis. She was sixty-eight years old. She had not been in good health for several months but her condition had not been considered critical.
Mrs. Buckmaster made many friends during her long residence in Decatur: Her husband was for many years connected with the Pacific Express company here. They moved to St. Louis twenty years or more ago. Beside her husband she is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Waltz of Decatur, and her son, E. F. [difficult to read] Buckmaster of Wilmette. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. W. B. Knight of Eldorado, Kan. The body was brought to the Dawson & Wikoff chapel and the funeral will be held there at 2 o clock Thursdav afternoon.
And the death record of Alice Stuart Buckmaster: