Places

  • Cairo is also known as: Alexander County / Cairo city.

Facts

  • Some of the notable people born here have been: Donne Trotter (politician), Tyrone Nesby (basketball player), John Wagner (camera operator), and Scott Rhodes (actor and film editor).

History

Cairo ( /ˈkɛəroʊ/ KAIR-oh) is the southernmost city in the U. S. Cairo is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The rivers converge at Fort Defiance State Park, a Civil War fort that was commanded by General Ulysses S. Grant. Cairo has the lowest elevation of any location within Illinois and is the only city in the state surrounded by levees. Several blocks in the town comprise the Cairo Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The Old Customs House is also on the NRHP. It is part of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population at the 2010 census was 2,831, a significant decline from its peak population of 15,203 in 1920. The entire city was evacuated in early May 2011, after the Ohio River rose above the 1937 flood levels, out of fear of a 15-foot wall of water inundating the city. The United States Army Corps of Engineers breached levees in the Mississippi flood zone below Cairo in Missouri in order to save the city. Cairo was founded by the Cairo City & Canal Company in 1837, and incorporated as a city in 1858. For fifteen...

There are currently 4 funeral home listings for the city of Cairo, Illinois.

Cairo Obituaries

It was revealed by Peoria Journal Star on April 1st, 2016 that Embry G Joyner passed on in Williston, South Carolina.  Joyner was 70 years old and was born in Cairo, IL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Embry G's life.

It was written by Burlington Free Press on November 1st, 2015 that Martha Rose Mudgett died in Morrisville, Vermont.  Mudgett was 89 years old and was born in Cairo, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Martha Rose's life.

It was written by Anna Gazette-Democrat on July 2nd, 2015 that Connie Hall Childers died in Cairo, Illinois.  Childers was 80 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Connie Hall's life.

It was disclosed by Anna Gazette-Democrat on June 25th, 2015 that Martha Elias (Morrison) passed away in Cairo, Illinois.  Ms. Elias was 88 years old and was born in St Louis, MO.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Martha's life.

It was noted by Anna Gazette-Democrat on April 2nd, 2015 that Nell Hermene Clark (Baur) passed away in Cairo, Illinois.  Ms. Clark was 103 years old and was born in Taylor, TX.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Nell Hermene's life.

It was disclosed on March 19th, 2015 that Robert J Mayberry died in Saint Charles, Missouri.  Mayberry was 81 years old and was born in Cairo, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Robert J's life.

It was reported on March 5th, 2015 that Robert Terry Pearman died in Advance, Missouri.  Pearman was 50 years old and was born in Cairo, IL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Robert Terry's life.

It was reported by Arkansas Democrat/Gazette on February 28th, 2015 that Clarence Onyette passed away in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.  Onyette was 89 years old and was born in Cairo, IL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Clarence's life.

It was written by Anna Gazette-Democrat on February 26th, 2015 that Charles Louis Smith passed on in Cairo, Illinois.  Smith was 84 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Charles Louis's life.

It was revealed by Anna Gazette-Democrat on February 5th, 2015 that Elsie Marie Vanmeter (Denton) passed on in Cairo, Illinois.  Ms. Vanmeter was 86 years old.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Elsie Marie's life.

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Ford & Son's Benton Chapel

On November 1, 1949, Walter H. "Doc" Ford and Ross Young opened the doors to Ford-Young Funeral Home on Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In 1953, Walter J. Ford, Walter H.’s son, bought out the Young family interests and the name...

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service

Watkins & Sons Funeral Service's history goes back to 1936 when Earl L. Watkins moved his family from Arkansas where he was a licensed pharmacist and had owned and operated a drug store. He came to Missouri to engage in the selling of burial...

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Barkett Funeral Home
325 8th St
Cairo, IL 62914
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Green Lawn Memorial Gardens
3615 Sycamore St
Cairo, IL 62914
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Heavenly Gates Funeral Home
1907 Dr Martin Luther King Ave
Cairo, IL 62914
Heavenly Gates Funeral Home
4100 Sycamore St
Cairo, IL 62914

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Eugene Russell Jones
Mr. Jones was a member of First Baptist Church in Mound City, Illinois, where he served as ... Eura (Jones) Glaab of Cairo, Ill. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at Collier Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. A Celebration of Life Service ...
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