ALMA (WILLIAMS) (KOWL) BRIMBERY

B. March 12, 1912 in Louisiana, Pike County, MO
D. August 6, 1969 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL
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  • Father: James Williams; died 1935
  • Mother: Lula R. (Scott) Williams born June 25, 1888 in Louisiana, Pike County, MO; died September 5, 1958; buried in Oakwood Cemetery (aka Upper Alton Cemetery) Alton, Madison County, IL; According to the Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton IL) Saturday, September 6, 1958, page 7:

“Mrs. Lula Williams – Mrs. Lula R. Williams, 70, died unexpectedly Friday at 6:57 p.m. in Wood River Township Hospital where she had been moved from Kirchner Nursing Home in Alton. Williams had been in failing health and a patient in the nursing home for two years, but her fatal illness was unexpected.  She was moved from the nursing home to the hospital about 6 p.m. and lived a little less than an hour after entering the hospital.  Born at Louisiana, Mo., June 25, 1888, she had resided in Alton since 1937.  Her husband, James Williams, died in 1935.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Kowl of Round Lake, Ill., and Mrs. Thelma Henry of Alton; a sister, Mrs. James Carey of Salem, Ore., and a brother, Roy Scott of Salem, and a grandson.  The body is at Staten Funeral Home where services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. C. L. Gruver, pastor of Alton Gospel Tabernacle.  Burial will be in Upper Alton Cemetery.  Friends may visit the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday.”

Additional Information:

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Alton, Illinois City Directory, 1928:

Williams Alma Miss emp Majestic Café r 927 Union
Williams James (Lula) emp Alton Trans Co r 927 Union
Williams Thelma Miss emp Majestic Café r 927 Union

According to the Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton IL) Friday, August 8, 1969, page 18:

“Brimbery – Mrs. Alma Kowl Brimbery, 57, a former Alton area resident, of 709 Cedar Lake Ave., Lake Villa, Ill., died Aug. 6 at the McHenry Hospital there following a lengthy illness.  She was born March 12, 1912, in Louisiana, Mo., and lived in the Round Lake and Lake Villa areas of Illinois for the past 25 years.  She is survived by her husband, Eddie D., one sister, Mrs. Thelma Henry of East Alton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Delcie Jager of Chicago; and one grandchild.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 9, McGillis Funeral Home, 340 Goodnow Blvd., Round Lake, Ill.  Interment will be in Fort Hill Cemetery at Round Lake.”

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