Places

  • Alton is also known as: Madison County / Alton city.

  • Alton tourist attractions include: Piasa.

Facts

  • Some of the notable people born here have been: Craig Hentrich (american football player), Christina Romer (economist and professor), Lawrence Leritz (dancer and choreographer), Andrew Schlafly (lawyer), Joe Odom (american football player), Brian Jun (film director and film editor), and Joey Wright (coach).

  • Obituaries for residents might be found in these newspapers: Alton Telegraph and The Redbird Word.

History

It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area in Southern Illinois. It is famous for its limestone bluffs along the river north of the city, for its role preceding and during the American Civil War, and as the hometown of Robert Wadlow, the tallest man known. It was the site of the last Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debate in October 1858. The former state penitentiary here was used during the war to hold up to 12,000 Confederate prisoners of war. The city has been labeled "The most haunted city in America" by paranormal enthusiasts, due to its claimed haunted hot spots, such as McPike Mansion and other structures. Most were built on foundations of stone taken from the former Civil War prison after it was abandoned. Confederate prisoners had suffered severe overcrowding, and many died during a smallpox epidemic. The city holds regular "ghost tours" and has been visited by television crews hoping to film proof of the paranormal. The Alton area was home to Native...

The official website for the city of Alton is http://www.alton-il.com/.

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Alton Obituaries

It was revealed by Peoria Journal Star on October 15th, 2015 that Mildred Lucille Maguire (Busker) perished in Alton, Illinois.  Ms. Maguire was 93 years old and was born in Moreau Township Morgan Co, MO.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Mildred Lucille's life.

It was revealed by San Diego Union-Tribune on September 17th, 2015 that John Vernon Featherstone passed away in San Diego, California.  Featherstone was 68 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor John Vernon's life.

It was noted by Bainbridge Island Review on September 10th, 2015 that William Nathan Jr Cassella passed on in Barinbridge, Washington.  Cassella was 95 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor William Nathan Jr's life.

It was noted by Louisburg Herald on August 3rd, 2015 that Paul E Colvin passed away in Paola, Kansas.  Colvin was 94 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Paul E's life.

It was noted by Arizona Republic on July 25th, 2015 that Mary Dell Pritzlaff (Olin) passed away in Arizona.  Ms. Pritzlaff was 85 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Mary Dell's life.

It was reported on April 16th, 2015 that John A Carlisle died in Alton, Illinois.  Carlisle was 51 years old and was born in Flint, MI.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor John A's life.

It was revealed on February 24th, 2015 that Edward Francis Mooney perished in Custer, South Dakota.  Mooney was 93 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Edward Francis's life.

It was revealed on January 4th, 2015 that Christopher Ray Moore passed away in St Louis, Missouri.  Moore was 31 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Christopher Ray's life.

It was disclosed on January 4th, 2015 that Christopher Ray Moore passed on in St Louis, Missouri.  Moore was 31 years old and was born in Alton, IL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Christopher Ray's life.

It was reported by Centralia Sentinel on December 12th, 2014 that Mark W Ballah perished in Alton, Illinois.  Ballah was 43 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Mark W's life.

All Funeral Homes in Alton

Collier's Funeral Home

Collier’s Funeral Home was founded by the late Sheldon C. "Pete" and Bernice M. Collier in 1946. Mr. Collier was licensed as an embalmer and funeral director in 1929 at the age of 20. After serving with other St. Louis area funeral homes, he...

Elias-Smith Funeral Home

Our newest funeral home, built in 2002, has all of the accoutrements of a funeral home built for the 21st century. Our large chapel, and its spacious layout, promotes flow so lines for larger visitations do not become too cumbersome. Like our...

Elias-Smith Funeral Home

Our Godfrey location offers many of the amenities ou’ve come to expect from funeral homes as well as many updated options. All on one level, this location is completely handicapped accessible, from all of the entrances, to the chapel, to the...

Irwin Chapel Funeral Home

Mr. Edward H. Schildman, undertaker and embalmer, opened Schildman Funeral Home in Venice, Illinois, in the late 1800's. Mr. Schildman closed his Venice funeral home in 1924, and opened the chapel at 2801 Madison Avenue in Granite City, which...

Kravanya Funeral Home

Welcome to the Kravanya Funeral Home , serving families in Macoupin County and the surrounding areas for many years. We value our reputation for providing the highest quality funeral services, with the personal attention and professionalism to...

Lake View Memorial Gardens

Lake View Memorial Gardens was founded in 1952 by Loran Glock and LeRoy Lawrence. In 1995, Lake View Funeral Home was erected along the shore of the front lake. Our grounds encompass three lakes, a nature trail and more than 450 species of trees,...

Shepard Funeral Chapel

Shepard Funeral Chapel has been family owned and operated for over 100 years. We are centrally located in St. Louis, Missouri on Natural Bridge Road in the Northwest corner of I-170 at Natural Bridge Road just east of the airport. Owners Dave and...

Tiffany A. Smith Life Memorial Centre

Our mission is to provide and create meaningful celebrations of life for the families that we serve. Customization is our edge and we use that edge to help carry our families through a time that life hurts the most. We are dedicated to...

Tiffany A. Smith Life Memorial Centre

Our mission is to provide and create meaningful celebrations of life for the families that we serve. Customization is our edge and we use that edge to help carry our families through a time that life hurts the most. We are dedicated to...

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Alton Cemetery
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
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Burke-Fine Funeral Home & Cremation Services
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
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Cathy M Williams & Sons
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
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Elias-Smith Funeral Homes
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
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Fine & Quinn Chapel for Funerals
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
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Gent Funeral Home Incorporated
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
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St Joseph's Cemetery
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
Staten-Fine Funeral Home & Cremation Services
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
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Upper Alton Cemetery
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
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Williams Cathy M & Sons Funeral Home
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
Williams Mortuary
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185
Williams Mortuary
5423 21st Ave Ne
Alton, WA 98185

Alton Funeral Home News

Sr. Dolores Marie Ramsey
Alton. The Rev. Virgil Mank will preside. Memorials may be made to the Queen of Peace Healthcare Center, 845 Danforth St., Alton, IL 62002. Staten Fine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be found at www.staten-fine.com.
http://www.thetelegraph.com/articles/ramsey-46454-ursuline-alton.html

Tristate Regional News, Thursday 10/28
His funeral will be Friday at Voss Chapel in Seymour ... Three Republican governors came to Illinois Wednesday to drum up support for Brady. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was among them. He told voters that simply coming out to vote is more important ...
http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=212296

Mary A. Vergits
of New Albany and one daughter, Cheryl (Jim) Cook of Wintersville, one sister Ann DiLeonardo of Alton, IL and four grandchildren ... Calling hours are Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.hsconnect.com/page/content.detail/id/550040/Mary-A--Vergits.html?nav=5011

Helen Welsh
She retired from the Illinois American Water Company in Alton ... Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, where funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The Rev. David Olson will officiate.
http://www.thetelegraph.com/articles/welsh-46730-alton-nov.html

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Gent Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1935 Gent Funeral Home has been serving the greater Alton area. The Gent-Bowles family is dedicated to continually offer exceptional service ...
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