Obituaries "T"


TISSIER, Joseph -- 1883-1900

East St. Louis (IL) Journal dated Sunday, January 1, 1900: KILLED BY THE CARS. Joe Tissier, a Messenger Boy, is Instantly Killed by Being Run Over by a Train. Joe Tissier, a messenger boy employed by the Vandalia railroad on the Island, was instantly killed about 8:30 o'clock last night by a Big Four train while delivering some bills to a train crew. The wheels passed over his body from under his left arm, across the breast and above the right shoulder. His neck was broken and he was dead when picked up. Kurrus' ambulance was called and removed the remains to the undertaking room after which they were taken to his home. The lad was a bright boy about 17 years old and a son of the late Squire Maurice F. Tissier. He resided at 10 North Third street, where the family have been conducting a grocery store since the death of the father. Coroner Schildroth will hold an inquest some time this morning. -- 2nd Obituary: The funeral of little Joe Tissier, the messenger boy who was killed by a Big Four train while delivering some bills to a train crew, will occur to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock to St. Patrick's Church, thence to St. Henry's cemetery. Young Tissier was employed by the Vandalia road at the time of his death, and was very popular among the men with whom he is daily associated. The lad was 17 years old and was a son of the late Squire Maurice F. Tissier.

TISSIER, Joseph H. -- 1858-1908

St. Louis (MO) Post Dispatch dated Thursday, October 22, 1908: TISSIER-- On Thursday, Oct. 11, 1908, at 4 a.m., Joseph H. Tissier, beloved son of Francis Tissier and the late Mary Magdalene Tissier (nee Formaz), aged 50 years. The funeral will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at 8:30 a.m. from the family residence, 1443 Biddle street, to St. Lawrence O'Toole's Church, thence to Calvary Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend.

TISSIER, Aloysius Raymond "Al"-- 1914-1992

Belleville, IL New Democrat dated Monday, March 2, 1992: Aloysius R. "Al" Tissier, 77, of Belleville, IL, died Saturday, February 29, 1992 at Four Fountains Convalescent Center, Belleville. He spent 4 years of military service in the then Army Air Corps from which he was discharged in 1945; followed by 29 years of federal employment, retiring from TRSCOM in 1975; a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church of Belleville; St. Vincent de Paul Society of the church; past member of the Holy Name Society of the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Clara, (nee Metzger) Tissier; a sister, Bernadette Lyle; a brother, Frank Tissier. Surviving are five sons, two brothers, Louis Tissier of Belleville, IL, Gregory Tissier of Florida; five sisters; nine grandchildren; his former wife; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral procession to leave at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday from George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church for a 10:00 a.m. funeral mass with Rev. Msgr. Urban Kuhl officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights. Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A prayer ritual will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the George Renner and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Augustine's St. Vincent de Paul Society.

TISSIER, Gregory B. -- 1920-1995

Belleville, IL News Democrat dated Sun. August 20, 1995: Gregory B. "Greg" Tissier, 75, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of East St. Louis and Belleville, IL, born April 22, 1920 in East St. Louis, IL, died Monday, Aug. 14, 1995, at Veteran's Hospital, Miami, Fla. Mr. Tissier was retired from the U.S. government; a member of the Moose Lodge, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a World War II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis F. and Clara, nee Metzger, Tissier; two sisters, Bee Lyle and Kay Mulligan; and three brothers, Louis E., Frank and Al Tissier. Surviving are two sons; three granddaughters; four sisters, a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; his best friend; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, Aug. 19, 1995, at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, West Palm Beach, Fla. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date in Belleville, IL. Memorials may be made to Southern Illinois Hospice.

TISSIER, Louis Francis -- 1876-1951

East St. Louis, IL Journal dated Monday, October 15, 1951: Louis Tissier Dies at 75; Rites Tuesday - Founder of Grocers Association Was Native of City - Louis F. Tissier, 75, of 513 North Twenty-fourth street, operator of a real estate and insurance business and founder of the East St. Louis Retail Grocers association, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in his home as the result of a heart ailment. Mr. Tissier had been under a physician's care but had worked Saturday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Elizabeth's church with burial in Holy Cross cemetery. The St. Vincent de Paul and the Holy Name societies and Knights of Columbus will recite the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. today in the Brichler funeral home. Mr. Tissier was a member of all three groups. A native of East St. Louis, Mr. Tissier was the son of Maurice F. Tissier, who opened a grocery business here on the Island in 1875, later edited and published the old East St. Louis Herald Weekly and was city clerk and justice of the peace at one time. Louis Tissier left St. Vincent's College at Cape Girardeau, Mo. to assist his father in the publication of the Herald. When his father died he entered the grocery business. Organized Cooperative - In 1901 Mr. Tissier organized some 1,500 members into the Mississippi Valley Producers association, a farmer's cooperative. He was president of the Retail Grocers association in 1901 and secretary of the old Retail Merchants association which he organized. For 15 years he was a director in the Illinois Retail Merchants association. Mr. Tissier entered the real estate and insurance field in 1908 after being a teller and solicitor for the City National bank. The Tissier real estate firm was dissolved in 1928. Mr. Tissier organized the East St. Louis Retail Grocers association in 1935 and served as secretary until 1948 when he resigned because of ill health. During that time he also was secretary of the East St. Louis Tavern Owners association. Since then he has continued in the real estate and insurance field. Mr. Tissier also served on the East St. Louis Price and Rationing board under the Office of Price administration. Mr. Tissier leaves his widow Clara Metzger Tissier; four sons Louis E., Gregory B., and Al R. Tissier, all of East St. Louis, and Frank L. Tissier, of Lamar, Mo.; six daughters Margaret; Clare and Virginia, all of East St. Louis; Mrs. Don (Bernadette) Lyle, of Capac, Mich.; Mrs. R. E. (Kay) Mulligan, of Folcroft, Pa., and Mary, of Washington, D. C.; three brothers Charles and Paul Tissier, Sr., both of East St. Louis, and Frank A. Tissier, of San Francisco, and 12 grandchildren.

TISSIER, Maurice Francis -- 1853-1894

East St. Louis (IL) Journal dated Monday, July 23, 1894: Died - Maurice F. Tissier, at the age of 39 years, after a lingering illness at his home on Third street. The funeral will take place at 9:30 sharp to-morrow morning. The body will be taken to St. Partick's Church and thence to St. Henry's cemetery. Mr. Tissier was a member of the C.K. of I. and the C.K. of A. both of which branches will attend his funeral in a body. -- 2nd Obit -- From the East St. Louis (IL) Journal dated July 24, 1894: The funeral of Maurice F. Tissier took place this morning, and the body was buried in St. Henry's cemetery. Mr. Tissier was 39 years of age, and resided in this city many years. He leaves a wife and family of seven children. (note: St. Henry's cemetery was moved and Maurice (Sr.), along with son, Joseph Tissier and mother-in-law, Annette Robine, were moved in 1907 to Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery and buried with his other son Maurice, Jr., sister Mary Yoch and wife Catherine.)

TISSIER, Maurice Nicholas -- 1880-1907

East St. Louis (IL) Journal dated Friday, April 19, 1907: Maurice Tissier, aged 26, son of the late Maurice F. Tissier, died last night at 9:30 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Catherine Tissier, 1702 St. Louis avenue, after a lingering illness from typhoid fever. He is survived by his mother, sister, Mary Yoch, and four brothers, Louis F., Chas. A., Paul V. and Francis A. Tissier, all of whom, with the exception of Francis reside here. Francis is now a resident of Los Angeles, Calif. No definite time has been set for the funeral, owing to the brother in California wishing to get there. The services will be held from the residence to St. Joseph's church and to Mt. Carmel cemetery. Mr. Tissier was born and reared here, attended and graduated from the East St. Louis High School and was a most exemplary young man, with a host of friends and acquaintances. For six years he held the responsible position of clerk and cashier for Heim's brewery. Later he was a clerk for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., and afterwards was connected with the P. J. Saucy Realty Co. He was well and favorably known to almost all the merchants in the city, and on many occasions he assisted his brother, Louis, secretary of the Retail Merchants' association. By his death, the parent loses a dutiful son and the brothers and a sister a kind and loving brother. Benner-Brichler have charge of the arrangements.

TISSIER, Paul V. -- 1889-1951

Belleville, ILpaper c. 1951: Paul V. Tissier, Sr., 62, of 2309 Louisiana Boulevard, pioneer automobile dealer here, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday. He had been ill three months. A lifelong resident of E. St. Louis, Mr. Tissier earlier in life was associated with his brother the late Louis Tissier in the real estate business. Louis died last month. From 1917 to 1928 Mr. Tissier operated the St. Clair Motor Sales which at one time was at Fifth and State streets. At the start he handled such early model cars as the Gardner and Overland. Later he became associated with the Pevely Dairy Co., St. Louis as a salesman. For the past two years he had operated a used car agency at 2300 Louisiana Boulevard. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Mr. Tissier is survived by his widow Kathryn; two sons Maruice F. and Paul V. Tissier, Jr.; two brothers Francis of San Francisco and Charles A. Tissier, of Chicago, and six grandchildren. Services will be at 9 am Friday in St. Elizabeth's church. Brichler has charge. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

TISSIERES, Francis Stephen -- 1823-1911

E. St. Louis (IL) Dailey Journal dated Friday, October 20, 1911: Francis Tissier, aged 88, a resident of East St. Louis since 1852, succumbed to old age this morning. -- Francis Tissier, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of East St. Louis, passed to the great beyond this morning at the home of his grandchildren, Mr. C. A. and Miss Mary Tissier, at 1739 Belmont avenue. For several years he had been ailing, his health gradually getting worse, although all possible was done for him to make his declining years pleasant. He knew that the call had come for him and to his children he stated he was ready to go. He is survived by his grandchildren, Louis F. Tissier, Francis A. Tissier, Charles A. Tissier, Paul V. Tissier and Mary Tissier, all of whom were at his bedside when the end came. The funeral arrangements have not been announced, but will probably be held next Sunday. The deceased was born in Switzerland in 1823 and came to America with his wife in 1848. In 1852 he came to East St. Louis and has resided here and in St. Louis since that time. He was one of the first grocers in the city, having operated a grocer store at Missouri avenue and B street in 1852, almost 60 years ago. From 1879 to 1885 he was in the newspaper business, owning and editing the East St. Louis Herald. His wife died in 1905, and since that time he has been living with his grandchildren. In his death, East St. Louis loses her oldest resident and an excellent citizen, and the grandchildren a devoted and loving parent. Benner-Brichler have charge of the funeral. --- 2nd Obituary -- E. St. Louis Journal dated Sunday, October 22, 1911: Francis Tissier's Funeral - The funeral of Francis Tissier, aged 88, one of East St. Louis' oldest settlers, who died at the home of his son, C. A. Tissier, at 1739 Belmont avenue, last Friday morning at 9 o'clock, where solemn High Mass will be said by Rev. Father Brennan of St. Louis, assisted by Rev. Father Bannon. The interment will be in Calvary cemetery, St. Louis. Benner-Brichler have charge.

October 27, 2002

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