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The Adrian Register
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri
Est. Feb. 1886

July 16, 1886-Dec. 3, 1886

(Missing July 30, Aug 26, Sept 9)


Fair, Melty Loyed
Died-June the 22nd, 1886 of tuberculosis meningitis-Melty Loyd infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Fair, of this city, after eight weeks of suffering. And thus and other bud is plucked from the living vine who has escaped the turmoil’s of this world to a realm of happiness and everlasting light. The Register extends sympathy. -- The Adrian Register, 1886, Death


Holloway-Daughest
Old, Uncle, Davie Holloway, of Lone Tree, was married to a sister of James Daughest, of Eight Mile, last Thursday eve. -- The Adrian Register, 1886, Marriage


Dickinson, Willie D.
Died: -Of cholera infantum, July 5, 1886 Willie D. infant son of Mr. an Mrs. D. M. Dickinson, of our city age 1year an 1 month. Willie had been lingering but a short time, when he was called to that other shore to beckon the dear ones left behind. Words are but empty things at best, and none can feel the pangs of the loss of a dear child but those who experienced the like. Rev James Howertown, delivered a few very appropriate remarks at the residence Tuesday evening, after which the remains were taken to Harrisonville cemetery for interment. -- The Adrian Register, July 1886, Death


Whitney, child
A little child of Mr. and Mrs. William Whitney died last Tuesday and another one is very sick, so we learn as we go to press. -- The Adrian Register, July 1886, Death


Hiser, Herbert
Died: August the 3d., 1886-Herbert-little son of Mr. and Mrs. Jehu Hiser, of the flux-aged just one year.
The Register extends sympathy to the bereaved in this their sad hour of affliction over the loss of their fond child. The remains were laid to rest in Crescent Hill the day following death. Rev. James Howerton officiating the funeral services. -- The Adrian Register, August 5, 1886, Page 1 column 4, Death


Applegate, child
Died-last week a little son of Mr. Lige Applegate, with flux. -- The Adrian Register, August 5, 1886, Page 5 column 3, Death


Irick, male
Old father Irick, was buried last Thursday, old age being the cause of his death. -- The Adrian Register, August 5, 1886, Page 5 column 3, Death


Wells, Martha
Died: Saturday morning, Aug. the 7th 1886. Mrs. Martha Wells-aged 66 years. She was born in Kentucky March 1820, moved to Pettis county, Mo., with parents in the year 1830 and was united in marriage to John P. Wells 1847. Mr. and Mrs. Wells moved to Bates county. When the war broke out, they with their family, moved to Atchison county, Kansas. In the spring of 1866, they returned to Bates county.
Their two eldest boys and a brother of Rev. James Howerton, in the summer of 1864 while sleeping in a grainary of wheat, were smothered to death by the partition giving away and letting the wheat down on them. Two years later they returned to their farm just east of Crescent Hill and there remained till the demise of Mr. Wells, which occurred in 1877. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Wells broke up housekeeping and with her youngest child and son repaired to her daughters at Butler, where they have been residing up to a few days prior to her death when she came to Adrian to visit Mrs. Alexander-her daughter.
She leaves four children to mourn her death. Three daughter-Mrs. C. C. Duke of Butler, Mrs. W. R. Alexander, of our city and Mrs. Sallie Toms, of Independence, Kansas, and one son, Will who is in the Livery business at Butler.
Her remains were laid to rest beneath a sturdy oak in Crescent Hill cemetery by the side of the remains of her husband and near the remains of a brother W S Hughes who had “but just gone before,” but a few months, last Saturday evening in the presence of a large concourse of relatives an friends, Rev. Brown, of St. Louis, and Rev. James Howerton, of Adrian, officiating.
A large circle of friends and acquaintances of the family will bear loving testimony of the Christian fidelity and amiable character of deceased.
Let the reader permit his fancy to dwell upon the condition of our county fifty six years ago, and he can realize the great development and growth that Mrs. Wells has witnessed during her long and useful career. At that time the population was meager and the country an unbroken wilderness just passing from savage hands into the care of the forerunners of civilization who began the preparation for advantages we now enjoy, Peaces to her ashes. She was the representative of a venerated class of people who are rapidly passing away; a class of people who link the present with the very early history of this state. -- The Adrian Register, August 12, 1886, Page 7 column 4, Death


Purkey-Timmons
At the residence of the brides father, Mr. R. S. Purkey, and Miss H B. Timmons, were united in matrimony, Aug. 31, 1886, Rev Joseph Timmons officiating. Mr. Purkey, is one of Deer Creeks energetic and industrious young men while Miss Timmons, is one of the numerous young ladies of the same locality, who stands high in society and whose many friends all join in wishing hers and hers, how, a bright and prosperous career. -- The Adrian Register, September 2, 1886, Page 1 column 5, Marriage


Cover-Hugart
Married-Aug. 28, 1886. Prof. J. W. Cover, to Miss Mollie Hugart, all of Adrian, Mrs. Cover, is one of our accomplished ladies of this city being at present engaged as instructor in one of the rooms in our public schools, the Prof. we learn will teach the rural district this ensuing fall and winter. -- The Adrian Register, September 2, 1886, Page 1 column 5, Marriage


Alexander, baby boy
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Alexander, a boy-September the 14, 1886. -- The Adrian Register, September 17, 1886, Page 1 Column 4, Birth


Sloan, Cora
Died-Sept. 8, 1886, Miss Cora Sloan, of typhoid fever, aged 18 years. She was a young lady that was loved by all who new her. -- The Adrian Register, September 17, 1886, Page 5 Column 3, Death


Kiniois, child
James Kiniois little child died last week and was interred in the Nichols cemetery on last Saturday. But a short time since Jim laid his wife to rest in the same place In this his second affliction following so closely after the first, he has the deep sympathy of all his many friends. Mysterious and strange are some of the acts of Providence, but we may rest assured that the invisible one who controls with a thought the destinies of worlds like ours, will do all things well. -- The Adrian Register, September 17, 1886, Page 5 Column 4, Death


Scheilly, Mr.
We learn of a very sad accident that occurred to Mr Scheilly who resides southeast of town, and which occurred last Tuesday evening. He had been cleaning out his well, just as he reached the top of the well, the bucket broke and he fell to the bottom, and by the time others reached the bottom where he was lying, life was extinct. -- The Adrian Register, September 23, 1886, Page 1 Column 5, Death


Waddall-Fleener
Upon last Thursday evening Sept the 15th, at the residence of the brides parents Mr. J D. Waddall and Miss Effie M. Fleener, were united in marriage, by the Rev. Pingry, of Adrian, the happy couple leaves for Kansas City, to take in the fair, we must all congratulate Mr. Waddall, on his good luck in drawing such a valuable prize as Miss Effie, after congratulation the company marched into the dining room where an excellent supper was served. -- The Adrian Register, September 23 1886, Page 7 column 5, Marriage


Smith, baby boy
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Hon. A. J. Smith September the 29th 86, a boy of standard (10 lb) weight whose name should include Mr. Pitcher as this was the day set for the congressional Convention at Butler in which the new and proud father was one of the two delegates who was chosen to represent Deer Creek township and where Pitcher of Carthage was nominated as the Republican candidate for Congress from this district. -- The Adrian Register, September 30, 1886, Page 1 Column 5, Birth


Hardman, baby girl
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Hardman, the 13th, ult, a fine girl baby. May it grown up and become as useful as its parents. -- The Adrian Register, October 7, 1886, Page 5 column 5, Birth


Cashell, Earl L.
Died: Earl L., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo Cashell, at Archie Sept the 18th, 1886, aged 18 months. The Register extends its most profound sympathy to the bereaved parents in this their sad hour of affliction. -- The Adrian Register, October 7, 1886, Page 5 column 5, Death


Eppley, Mrs. C. M.
The Register is pained to announce the demise of Mrs. C.M. Eppley who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Conley, who resides a few miles south west of town. Mrs. Eppley had been married but about eighteen months, was young and in the bloom of womanhood when the angel of Death called her to the realms above. Rev. Pingry paid the last sad rites last Tuesday and the remains were interred in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Register, October 7, 1886, Page 5 column 5, Death


Stark, baby boy
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Silas Stark, a boy, Oct. 12th, 1886, to keep Silas up during the long winter nights near hand. -- The Adrian Register, October 14, 1886, Page 1 Column 1, Birth


Evans, Mrs. H.
Mrs. H. Evans, died in Kansas, while visiting one of her sons, last week and her remains were received last Monday morning for interment. -- The Adrian Register, October 14, 1886, Page 1 Column 1, Death


Crawford, Eliza
Mrs. Eliza Crawford, widow of Col. Crawford, died at the residence of her daughter Mrs. A J White, on the 1st, a large number of friends and relatives, followed her remains to their last resting place in the France graveyard, where she was placed by the side of her husband. -- The Adrian Register, October 14, 1886, Page 5 column 3, Death


Pierce, child
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Pierce, formerly of this county, but now of Cass, lost their only child on the 8th. Mr. Pierce is doubly unfortunate, in having lost
his mother, and only child in the space of eight days. -- The Adrian Register, October 14, 1886, Page 5 Column 5, Death


Holliway-Jones
Mr. H. Holliway and Miss Jones, were married last Saturday at the Pleasant Ridge church. -- The Adrian Register, October 21, 1886, Page 5 column 3, Marriage


Eppley, Mrs. Frankie
Very sorry to chronicle the death of my friend Mrs. Frankie Eppley, Oct. the 4th, Mrs. Eppley was sick seventeen days, and suffered terribly at that time, but assured her weeping friends, that she would get well up to the last moment. Bo oh it was only a little brook after all, and she crossed over in the arms of Jesus. Her suffering was great, but bore it all with a Christian spirit, her remains were taken to Crescent Hill, for interment, we all extend our heart felt sympathy, to the bereaved husband, mother, brothers and sisters, in this hour of their affliction, but their loss is her gain. -- The Adrian Register, October 21, 1886, Page 5 column 5, Death


Nye-Sloniaker
Married: Mr. J. K. Nye, to Mrs. Sloniaker, Oct. 26th, 1886. The Register extends congratulations to all parties, and trust their honeymoon will dwell with the venerable couple till the rosy hue of life is extinct. -- The Adrian Register, October 28, 1886, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage


Owens, Mr. Crate
Mr. Crate Owens, of near Altona, died Saturday and was buried under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity of Altona, and Crescent Hill lodges, A.F. and A.M. last Sabbath. We learn a very large crowd was in attendance. -- The Adrian Register, October 28, 1886, Page 1 column 3, Death

Mr. Crate Owens, after a short attack of typhoid malarial fever departed his life on the same day Mr. Owens, (25th), at one time was a man of considerable means, but having been unfortunate manfully fighting against fate when death overtook him. -- The Adrian Register, October 28, 1886, Page 5 Column 5, Death


Hall, Young
Young Hall, who has been lingering between life and death the past week died last Saturday and was buried at Crescent Hill cemetery last Sabbath. The young man was a nephew to Messrs Johan and Charlie Scudder. -- The Adrian Register, October 28, 1886, Page 1 Column 3, Death


Mannel-Mahan
Miss Laura Mahan, and Mr. Will Mannel, was married in Henry county, the 17th. Both of this place. -- The Adrian Register, October 28, 1886, Page 4 Column 3, Marriage


Edwards, Hiram
Grand River Twp., has suffered the loss of two of its old citizens, Mr. Hiram Edwards, father of Judge D. C Edwards, died on the 25th, of old age, after a long and useful career. -- The Adrian Register, October 28 1886, Page 5 column 5, Death


Smith, J. J. infant son
Died: Nov. 5, 1886, J. J. infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Smith, aged 1 month and four days. The Register extends sympathy to the bereaved in this their sad hour of affliction. -- The Adrian Register, November 4, 1886, Page 1 Column 3, Death


Wilhite, son of Henry
Adrian, Nov. 2--A son of Henry Wilhite, a farmer near Adrian, accidentally shot himself last Saturday, which will probably cost his life. It seems he was sitting on the barn floor with a double barreled gun across his lap and tinkering at it. One barrel was by some means discharged and the recoil of the load kicked the gun off his lap against some object the jar of which fired the second barrel, which struck the unfortunate lad in the hip, ranging upward across the abdomen. Mr. Johathan Morgan happened to be riding past the barn, heard the shots and cries of the boy, hastened to his relief, found his clothes on fire and a ghastly wound in his hip. Morgan carried the lad to his fathers house then started for a doctor, 4 miles off. Dr. Gilmore says the boy may recover the chances are against him. Mr. Wilhite is quiet unfortunate with his family. About five years ago, two of his sons were drowned, and two years ago lost his wife, and now comes the painful accident to his other boy, who has stated to his friends, ‘I’ve seen Mother and the boys.” -RHHerald
The above is a true report of the sad affair. The boy died Tuesday Nov. 2, at exactly minutes past 2 o’clock p.m. All the care and attention possible was shown by Mr. Wilhite, a large concourse of friends, who unite in sympathy with him over his sad, sad calamity.
The remains were interred in the Crescent Hill cemetery Wednesday afternoon, there being an enormous attendance. -- The Adrian Register, November 4, 1886, Page 4 Column 2, Death


Wix, Mrs.
Died-Nov., 6, 1886 Mrs. Wix, of West Boone township. -- The Adrian Register, November 11, 1886, Page 1 column 1, Death


Nevins, baby girl
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Nevins, Nov. 9, 1886, a daughter of standard weight. -- The Adrian Register, November 11, 1886, Page 1 Column 1, Birth


Holden, Nannie
Nannie Holden died of brain fever of whom we spoke in our last items as being very low. -- The Adrian Register, November 11, 1886, Page 5 Column 5, Death


Asken, baby boy
Born-To Mr. Bob Asken and wife a son, Nov 16, 1886. All parties happy and doing well. -- The Adrian Register, November 18, 1886, Page 1 column 1, Birth


Hamilton, J. C.
Died-Nov. 16, 1886 at the Adrian Hotel, Mr. J. C. Hamilton, aged 28 years. Mr. Hamilton was a young man highly esteemed, unmarried and very wealthy. He had been sick only about two weeks when the grim visage death bade him come. He owned several hundred acres of land near town and made his home at the Adrian Hotel a greater portion of his time. Dr’s Wright of Independence and T. C Bulware, of Butler, were the consulting physicians but their skill was of no avail. His aged father and mother Messrs. Will and Ashby, his two brothers and two uncles were in attendance during his last hours.
His remains were taken to Kansas City for embalming and from there will be expressed to Lexington Kentucky for final interment. Mr. Hamilton, was a very quiet and reserved gentleman who had an innumerable host of friends that he had made since his arrival here as a citizen all of whom will sorely miss him in both a business and social relation. -- The Adrian Register, November 18, 1886, Page 8 column 1, Death


Scudder, Charles
Died: Nov. 16, 1886 Charles Scudder, at his residence near this city, of typhoid fever and an abscess of the liver, aged 38 years. Mr. Charlie came from Wisconsin to this county in 1872, remained here a short while then returned. And in 1880 he came back to Bates county, bringing with him his wife, having married in 1879. He was a gentleman of strictly temperate and sober habits but often exposed himself to the elements when perhaps it could have been avoided. He was rather reserve but always courteous to friends and foe alike many of us who resides here now will remember him as one of our school masters of Crescent Hill remembrances. He leaves one brother, Mr. Jonathan Scudder, President of the Bank of Adrian, a wife and four children to mourn his untimely demise. The remains were interred at the Crescent Hill cemetery on Wednesday, Nov. 17th in the presence of a number of intimate friends. -- The Adrian Register, November 18, 1886, Page 8 column 1, Death


Strode, Miss
Died-Nov. 20th 86, near West Point, Miss Strode of typhoid fever, age 16 years. -- The Adrian Register, November 25, 1886, Page 1 column 1, Death


Thompson, Miss
Died-Miss Thompson, Nov. 21st, 1886, near West Point, of typhoid fever, aged 16 years. -- The Adrian Register, November 25, 1886, Page 1 column 1, Death


Masters, baby boy
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Will Masters, Nov. 22, 1886. A son, all parties doing well, except it be the father, who is all “broke up” over it being a boy, broke up in ecstasy, we mean.  -- The Adrian Register, November 25, 1886, Page 1 column 3, Birth


McRoberts-McCraw
Married: Nov. 28, 1886 at the residence of the brides parents., Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McRoberts and Miss Lizzie McCraw, both strictly of this vicinity having grown up from infancy in Deer Creek township. By 2 o’clock Sabbath p.m. guests began to arrive and carriages and buggies till 4 o’clock the house was running over with humanity. The time passed off quickly and pleasantly. Groups were circled around the organ while others were in other rooms all of which seemed to be in that spirit of genuine happiness and hilarity that does ones soul good to behold. The Misses Shore, of near Crescent Hill assisted by the Misses Amanda McCraw and Emma Hughes in town, presided at the instrument which tended to produce cheerfulness to the young and content to the old. The groom having left his credentials at his residence they were dispatched for after which the time for the ceremony was to hand. Dr. W. P. Hall, assisted by Rev. James Howerton officiated. There being more room out doors than in the house the throng of friends and relations assembled in marshaled array to the west of the residence facing one of the doors. The Reverents being in readiness, summoned the presence of the couple that was the cause of all this hubbub. Dr. Hall then advanced and tied the eventful knot of their union in a manner being pathetic and appropriate and after congratulating them gave way for other congratulations. Rev. James Howerton then advanced and presented the newly wedded couple a very handsome Bible with much wholesome and handsome advice. Ye editor cast that omen of much good future-the horse shoe at their feet expressing a desire that their new era of life would be blessed with a bountiful supply of happiness and good luck. Soon after came the announcement that the feast was spread and in waiting, which was enough. There was in all not less than one hundred both old and young, and it was 8 p.m. before the last couple was served.  -- The Adrian Register, December 2, 1886, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage


Moore, baby girl
A bouncing girl at John Moore’s residence. -- The Adrian Register, December 9, 1886, Page 1 column 3, Birth


Craws, baby boy
While the “tables were turned” at George Craws, it being a boy. -- The Adrian Register, December 9,1886, Page 1 Column 3, Birth


Nelson, baby girl
Born: to G. W Nelson and wife Dec. 2, 1886, a daughter, all parties doing well. -- The Adrian Register, December 9, 1886, Page 1 column 3, Birth


Shelvey, baby boy
Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Arville Shelvey, a fine boy. All parties doing well. -- The Adrian Register, December 16, 1886, Page 5 Column 5, Birth


Hewett-Hollaway
Married-Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1886. Captain Hewett to Mrs. Susan Hollaway all of our vicinity The Cap., is one of our most staunch and well to do citizens and is to be congratulated on his capital prize. May unbounded success ever be with them. Mrs. Hewett, nee Holloway, is a sister of Mr. Francis McDonald an esteem citizen of our vicinity. -- The Adrian Register, December 16, 1886, Page 5 Column 4, Marriage


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