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

Jan. 21, 1887 - Dec. 31, 1887

(Missing: March 25, May 7, July 23, Aug. 14, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Dec. 17, Dec. 24)

Married:, on last Thursday evening, Mr. Harvey Strain and Mrs. Frona Lyons.  The Register wishes them much happiness  and trusts that all their troubles may be little ones. -- The Adrian Register, February 4, 1887, Page 1
Column 1, Marriage

Landreth, baby girl
Morris Landreth boasts of a fine daughter. -- The Adrian Register, February 4, 1887, Page 1 Column 3, Birth

Fansler, baby girl
Simon Fansler’s wife has a daughter. -- The Adrian Register, February 4, 1887, Page 1 column 3, Birth

One of the most enjoyable events which we record this week, is the marriage of Mr. T. H. Smith, of this city, and Miss Anna Walker, of Butler, daughter of Jno. G. Walker, which took place at the residence of the bride’s parents, Sunday, Feb. 6, 1887, Rev. Walker officiating  The wedding was quiet, only a few friends were present.  They returned to our city on the evening train.  The Register with their many friends here, wish them much happiness. -- The Adrian Register, February 11, 1887, Page 1 column 4, Marriage

Wilkerson, baby boy
A little stranger at Solamon Wilkerson’s, its an 8 pound boy. -- The Adrian Register, February 11, 1887, Page 1 Column 4, Birth

Parker, Frank
Died:, January 22nd, Mr. Frank Parker, of Elkhart twp. Cause of death was pneumonia fever, he and his wife and two sons went to a friends near Virginia to attend a dance, while there took a severe cold which settled on his lungs.  He danced all night and net morning was taken sick with a chill and never was permitted to return home.  Dr. McFadden, of Virginia, did all in his power to stay the destroyed, but alas he had to succumb to the inevitable.  Mr. Parker’s remains were interred in the Mulberry cemetery, on Sabbath. -- The Adrian Register, February 11, 1887, Page 4 Column 2, Death

Crumley, son
Died, a son of James Crumley, near Vinton, January 24, cause of death not known, his  remains were interred in Vinton cemetery. -- The Adrian Register, February 11, 1887, Page 4 column 2, Death

Kearns, Mrs.
Died, Feb. 16, 1887, Mrs. Kearns at the residence of Mr. Music’s, her son in law about 4 miles west of Adrian, of paralysis, aged 62 years. She was the mother of Phil Kearns, well known throughout this county as a railroad contractor and who now resides in Kansas City. -- The Adrian Register, February 18, 1887, Page 1 Column 3, Death

The marriage of Mr. P. F. Wood to Mrs. Pauline Scovern, both of this city, took place in the presence of a few invited guests, at her residence on west High street at nine o’clock last Monday evening. The bride was becomingly attired in a neat and elegant dress of grey wool goods with fur trimmings and looked exceeding handsome, while the groom appeared correspondingly handsome and happy.  The ceremony, performed by the Rev. Thomas Pingry, of Adrian, Mo., was indeed beautiful and impressive.
At ten o’clock the guests were shown to the dining room where an elegant repast was served, presided over by Miss Lou Scovern, Mrs. Clem Ware and Mrs. Zeundt, sister of the bride.  At a late hour the  guests departed for their respective homes and the bride and groom left on the midnight train for the west, where they will remain for several weeks visiting friends and relatives. -- The Adrian Register, February 18, 1887, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage

Quite a flutter was caused last week by the announcement of the marriage of Mr. Elmer Timmons to Miss Bettie Duke, both long residents of this vicinity.  Elmer has always been regarded as one of our most industrious, steady and popular young men, while Miss Bettie was considered by all to be one of our most beautiful, accomplished and entertaining young ladies.  The wedding was a quiet affair only a few relatives being present; Elder Joslin officiating.  May their future be a most happy and prosperous one is the wish of their many friends. -- The Adrian Register, February 18, 1887, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage

Roby wedding
Another wedding we came near forgetting, Miss Laura Roby and a young man from Kansas whose name we did not learn.  The wedding took place at Mr. Marion Roby’s, a brother of the bride.  We wish the young couple success in their venture. -- The Adrian Register, February 11, 1887, Page 1 column 5, Marriage

Alexander, Austin Francis
Died: Feb. 24, 1887-Austin Francis, infant son of Mr. and Mrs.  W. R. Alexander, of our city, cause, cerrebro-spinal meningitis affliction, aged 5 months.
Funeral services were conducted at the residence of Henry Moudy, at 2 o’clock by Rev. Howerton, and the remains were interred in the Crescent Hill cemetery the same evening.  The Register extends sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander in this their hour of bereavement. -- The Adrian Register, February 25, 1887, Page 1 column 3, Death

At the residence of the brides mother on 2nd street, last Sunday evening at 5 o’clock, February 20th, 1887, Mr. Layton S. Eddins, of Nevada, Mo., to Miss Alice Jacobs, of this city, Rev. Thos. Pingry, pastor of the Adrian M. E.  church, officiating as master of  ceremony.
The wedding was quiet and modest-the most intimate friends of the bride being present including: Rev. Pingry and lady, Mr. R. W. Creech, Miss Emma Rogers, Mrs. Hyde and mother, Mr. Will  Jacobs, Miss Mollie Givens, and  brides mother.  After the ceremony was performed by Rev. Pingry, the groom and bride led the way to the dinning room, with guests following, where was spread a sumptuous repast to which ample justice was served.  After which all repaired to the Baptist church service.  Mr. and Mrs. Eddins left on the south bound train the same evening for their future home, Nevada, Mo., where Layton is employed as night cashier of the Mo. P. and M. K.  & T. railroads.  May the perfumes of May flowers always surround them, prosperity and unbounded, unalloyed happiness be with them is the good wish of the Register force. -- The Adrian Register, February 25, 1887, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage

Hoffman, child
The youngest child of Wm. Hoffman, living six miles west of Archie caught its clothing on fire from a red hot stove burning it so severely, it died from the effect. -- The Adrian Register, February 25, 1887, Page 1 Column 5, Death

Married, Tues. March 1, 1887 at Butler, Mr. Walter Roach to Miss Nannie Fansler, both of this community. Walter is one of our most rustling young men; white Miss Nannie is a most amiable young lady who has grown up from infancy in this vicinity and whose innumerable host of friends wish her and Walter a rosy life. -- The Adrian Register, March 4, 1887, Page 1 column 1, Marriage

Married, March 1, 87, Mr. Oscar Wineland to Miss Timmons, daughter of Mr. John Timmons, at the residence of the brides parents in the vicinity of the U. B. chapel, by Rev. Thos. Pigry.  The happy couple have the best wishes of the Register force. -- The Adrian Register, March 4, 1887, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage

Married:  At the residence of the brides father, Geo Neff, Mr. Frank Wilcox to Miss Neff, ceremony performed by Rev. J. J. Stumps last Sunday eve.  Our good wishes ever attend on their life’s journey a down the stream of …… -- The Adrian Register, March 11, 1887, Page 5 Column 5, Marriage

Moore, Mrs. Lee
Died: Thursday, March the 10th 1887, Mrs.  Lee Moore, aged 31 years, cause, consumption. Residence in Shawnee township. She leaves a dutiful husband and two little children a boy and a girl, to mourn her loss. -- The Adrian Register, March 18, 1887, Page 1 Column 1, Death

Mathers, baby girl
Born: Sunday, March 13, 1887, to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mathers of our city, a girl, all parties doing well, even J. W. wears a tropical smile. -- The Adrian Register, March 18 1887, Page 1 Column 2, Birth

Crawford, Mr.
Died, Mr. Crawford, of our city, aged 76 years, on Wednesday morning  Deceased was a  father in law of J. I. Brown. -- The Adrian Register, March 18, 1887, Page 1 Column 3, Death

Crumley, A. G.
Died: March 15, 1887, Mr. A. G. Crumley, aged 62 years, of pneumonia at his residence on the Weaver farm, a few miles from town.  The deceased was a father of Dr. Crumley of Butler. -- The Adrian Register, March 18, 1887, Page 1 column 3, Death

Kinney, James
Died: At his residence in Bates county, Mo., March 11, 1887, James Kinney, aged 63 years, 2 months and 11 days.
Born in Monroe county, Ill., moved to Bates county when it was one vast prairie, found him a good location, having by his industry and economy made himself and his estimable family a pleasant home.  And by his honesty and upright dealing made him very many strong friends, his last illness being long and severe, but bore it with all the patience that is possible and is his last few days gave the strongest evidence of willingness to the depart and be with Christ exerting all to meet him in the better and.  Funeral services by the  writer to the largest assemblage ever witnessed in the county.  May the blessings of our Heavenly father rest on the bereave family. -- The Adrian Register, March 18, 1887, Page 1  Column 5, Death

Married: At the Residence of the brides parents on Wednesday evening March 9th, by the Rev. Holloway minister of the M. E. church of Austin, Mr. George Elder, to Miss Josie McDonnell.  The attendants were Mr. Joshua McDonnell and Miss Amy DeArman of Adrian.  At 6 o’clock the happy couple proceeded by the attendants entered the parlor, and took the vow that binds two hearts forever. The bride was dressed in lilac satin, handsomely trimmed, wore natural flowers.  The bridesmaid was dressed in elegant London smoke cashmere handsomely trimmed in striped velvet, wore natural flowers. The groom and groomsman wore the conventional black.  After the usual congratulations the guests, fifty in umber were invited into the dinning room where they partook of an elegant supper.  The tables, were loaded down with that sumptuous repast, where in even one of the….could not find anything wanting. -- The Adrian Register, March 18, 1887, Page 5 Column 3, Marriage

Hyde, baby boy
Born-April 10, 1887, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hyde, a boy to add blessings to their future happiness. -- The Adrian Register, April 16, 1887, Page 1 column 1, Birth

Married, May 12, 1887.  Mr. H Lemmon to Miss Mary E. Black at the residence of Isaac Lemmon just north east of town. -- The Adrian Register, April 16, 1887, Page 1 Column 1, Marriage

Donovan, Tom
Tom Donovan, one of the oldest engineer on this road was seriously hurt by his engine falling over, near Colony, Kans. Last Sunday which broke a leg and otherwise hurt him so he was unable to get further than Butler where he died at 2:20 p.m. -- The Adrian Register,  Mary 28, 1887, Page 1 Column 2, Death

A happy affair transpired on last Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at thee residence of Mr. Allens.  It was the marriage of Mr. Add Deffenbaugh a young man well known in this locality for good and industrious habits, to Miss Fanny Howard, a well known among us all as a young lady of refinement and excellent qualities.  The bride was attired in a dress of pale blue silk and the groom in a suit of black broadcloth. A more handsome couple is seldom seen in this section of the country at least that was the verdict of those who had the good fortunate to witness the ceremony.  The happy couple will make their future home in K. C. where their many friends follow them.  We almost forgot to state that Rev. Pingry tied the knot, which was done in a brief and substantial manner. -- The Adrian Register, May 28, 1877, Page 5 Column 1, Marriage

Alexander, Nannie
Died:  Mrs. Nannie Alexander, wife of our fellow townsman, W. R. Alexander, May 25, 1887, at her residence on third street in this city, of consumption. The deceased was born in Bates county in the year of 1857.   She leaves two loving children and a fond husband to mourn her demise.  In her death, we have lost one who was entitle to our highest esteem as a sincere Christian woman, one whose kindness of her, urbanity of manner, purity of speech and probity of purpose endeared to all with whom duty or circumstances called her to act.
Having been raised in this vicinity, she had grown in to the hearts of all, as one, whom to know was only to love and admire her simplicity of manner and kindness to all, filling as she did a true other’s love and a fond wife’s affection, though we ever mourn her loss, are constrained to say that none among us was more worthy of the promotion to which the master has called her.
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep!
From which none ever wakes to weep.
Unbroken by the last of foes.
While our tears express the sad farewell, we tender to the husband and loving children of the deceased our tenderest sympathy in this, their sad bereavement, and say to them, Look through and beyond the dark cloud of your sorrow and know that though your wife and mother be  dead, yet shall she live again.
Deceased leaves a fond husband, two children, Mattie and Claud, and two sisters, Mrs.  C. C. Duke, of Butler, Mrs. Frank Toms, of Longton, Kans. And also a brother in Kansas to mourn her loss.
For seven long years she has been declining gradually and there is none who could have bore the affliction of that dread of all diseases (consumption) better than she did.  Not a year ago her aged Mother was laid near where she lies and but 5 months ago another mound, a little one was erected in memory of “baby” who is now waiting with outstretched arms to welcome “mother”, how sad!
The Register offers to the bereaved relatives of the deceased its most heartfelt sympathy and would venture a word of consolation did we know how. We can only point them to a throng of bright and shining beings before the throne, and Nannie in the midst.  May He who tempers the wind to the storm lamb shelter the motherless one, Mourn not for the departed, God giveth and He taketh away. He as taken your jewel to decorate the crown of his kingdom that it may give life and vigor to your weary footsteps as the totter on the threshold of eternity.
Rev. I. Tomkins delivered the funeral sermon at the Baptist church at 3 o’clock, to a large and appreciative audience after which the remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Register, May 28, 1887, Page 8 Column 1, Death

Talbot, Ralph
Butler, Mo.; May 28-Ralph Talbot shot himself her today  He was a young man about 22 years old, a tailor in the place.  He left his home a while before noon today saying he would shortly return, and was found about a miles southwest of town, leaning against a tree with a revolver inn one hand and a  bottle of whiskey by his side.  The suicide is a surprise to everyone although he has been drinking for some time past.  Whether that was the cause of his suicide or not no one can tell. -- The Adrian Register, June 4, 1887, Page 4 Column 2, Death

Hoff, baby girl
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. G N. Hoff May 21st-a girl of average weight. -- The Adrian Register, June 4, 1887, Page 8 Column 2, Birth

Fisher, Wesley
Monday afternoon about 3 o’clock word was brought to town that a traction engine had gone through a bridge near the poor farm and over Willow Branch.  Several parties immediately repaired to the scene together with Drs. Rice, Renick, Christy and Boulware. The engine was the property of Fisher brothers who resided near Johnstown and was being brought to this city by Wesley Fisher and brother Elmer, with Mr. Ross as engineer. When they arrived at the above bridge Mr. Ross dismounted from the engine and placed heavy planks upon the floor.  All went well until the west span was reached when there, was a terrible crash and the engine weighing ten tons, turned over in its descent to water below, burying Wesley Fisher underneath, killing him instantly, and braking Elmer’s right leg, which was amputated by Drs. Boulware and Renick.
The injured man is doing as well as could be expected.
The funeral of Wesley took place from his home at Johnstown on Wednesday.-Democrat -- The Adrian Register, June 18, 1887,  Page5 Column 2, Death

Badgely, Mrs.
Died-June 27, 1887.  Mrs. Badgly near Burdett, of congestion. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by Elder Nelson of Everett Tuesday morning, and the remains were interred in Everett cemetery, the following afternoon.  Sympathies of the vicinity are extended to the grief stricken daughters of deceased. -- The Adrian Register, July 2, 1887, Page 5 Column 3, Death

Braddler, baby girl
Mrs. Charles Braddler has a fine girl. -- The Adrian Register, July 2, 1887, Page 1 Column 3, Birth

Nichols, baby boy
Born-to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nichols on Sunday, June 26.  A fine son, both happy and all parties doing well. -- The Adrian Register, July 2, 1887, Page 1 Column 4, Birth

Morrell, Daniel
Died-July 1, 1887, Daniel Morrell, aged about 69 years.  “Uncle Dan” as every one knew him has been in very poor health for sometime and about ten days ago he taken down with a very severe attack of flux which was the cause of his demise.  When this mortal form shall have put on immortality then will the loss be found, and kindred spirits will rejoice in a reunion that shall never again be broken. God’s will be done.
As we were going to press last week, news of the death of Daniel W Morrill came to us and we opened up the forms to insert a brief notice only with expectations of mentioning more fully.  Daniel Webster Morrill was born in the state of Virginia and at his death he had arrived at the age of 59 years, 3 months and 16 days  He is one of the pioneers of North Bates county having come here in the spring of 1870 at a time when but few houses could be seen on the broad prairies that are now settled up to their fullest extend.  He located at Altona and practiced law there till five years ago when he moved to Adrian with his family, has been married twice, has four children by his first wife and five by his second.
Uncle Dan as he is well known through out North Bates, was always his worst, foe free hearted, open handed, liberal to the last cent in his possession, he died poor of those worldly goods, but so long as his money would hold out he was never the man to say No although he died in meager circumstances.  He has been a liberal donor to the broad fields of charity of this cold world as many who lives here can testify.  His health has been failing him for some time but up to the last twenty days previous to his death, he was able to be up in town by the aid of his cane, but after receiving all the attention that a faithful wife and friends could possible give, he had to yield to the inevitable.  He was buried at the Altona cemetery the day following his death. Word has been sent to his children but was delayed so that his eldest son, Mr. H. W Morrill of central Iowa, and was barely able to get here in a few hours after his interment. -- The Adrian Register, July 9, 1887, Page 15 Column 3, Death

Howel, baby boy
Born July 13, 1887 to Mr. and Mrs. Eli Howel a fine boy.  All parties doing well. -- The Adrian Register, July 16, 1887, Page 1 Column 4, Birth

Schmidt, infant child
Died  Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Schmidt Tuesday, morning of flux.  The little one was apparently in prime health Monday late in the evening, it took ill very suddenly and in a few hours its spirit had flown to a bright and better world. -- The Adrian Register, July 16, 1887, Page 1 Column 3, Death

Warren, Mrs. J. N.
Died Monday July 11, 1887 Mrs. J.N. Warren of near Burdett.  Deceased leaves a family and a large circle of friends to mourn her death. -- The Adrian Register, July 16, 1887, Page 1 Column 2, Death

Whitney, baby girl
Born-July 11, 1887, a girl, to brighten the family of Mr. and Mrs. Mills Whitney of our western vicinity.  May the little girl shine as a guiding star, on through life, and be a source of unbounded pleasure to her parents. -- The Adrian Register, July 16,1887, Page 1 Column 2, Birth

Hill, John
John Hill a well to do renter on one of Winegardener’s farms in Spruce township was blasting in a well that had lately been dug by him, he put in a good charge of powder and in a short time it did the desired work, before the smoke had full cleared away he went down inn the well to see the effects of the shot. There was a ladder about fifteen feet in the well and after he had got down to the bottom of the well he grew quite sick and began to ascend the ladder and signaled for his wife who came, but could not be of any assistance. She ran to a neighbor but by the time aid was at hand, Mr. Hill had died, apparently from damps, about fifteen feet from the top of the well hanging by his left limb in mid air. The deceased was highly respected, leaves a  wife and children to mourn his sudden and dramatic demise. -- The Adrian Register, July 30, 1887, Page 1 Column 4, Death

Duke, baby girl
Another new baby in town, this time at C. C. Duke’s and a girl too. -- The Adrian Register, July 30, 1887, Page 8 Column 2, Birth

Sewell, baby boy
Born: August 5,1887 to Mr. and Mrs. Sewell of our city, a fine boy.  All parties doing well. -- The Adrian Register, August 6, 1887, Page 8 column 1, Birth

McKaig, Kate
Mrs. Kate McKaig daughter of J. W. and E. E Crowder died on Aug. 5, 1887 of  bilious fever, death was very unexpected and sudden, so much so that none of her relatives could be notified so as to be in attendance at the funeral.
Deceased was born in Macoupin county, Ill., Feb. 3, 1865.  Reared principally in this vicinity, came with her parents to Mo. In 1883, was married to W. J. McKaig at the age of 15 located in Butler co., Kan., immediately after where her home was until last spring when her husband concluded to remove to Col.  Located in Las Anemas co. where she was living at the time of her death.  Was not a member of any church but a firm believer in revealed religion. Hers was a pure life, although short, and to know her was to love her, she leaves a husband and three little ones to mourn her loss. -- The Adrian Register, August 20, 1887, Page 1 Column 4, Death

Fansler, Mary Jane
Mrs. Mary Jane Fansler, at the residence of Mr. North, August 19, 1887.  Age 44 years.  Mrs. Fansler has been afflicted since July the 5, 1886, hardly able to mover herself without aid for the past 13 months.  Death was a relief from the until sufferings.  She leaves four children, three of whom are at home and one, Nannie, who is married and resides at Syracuse, Kansas.  Her remains will be interred at two o’clock this afternoon on the farm of Mr. Frank Wright where lies the remains of two of her children who have gone before. -- The Adrian Register, August 20, 1887, Page 1 column 4, Death

Bell, infant
The remains of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Bell, of Kansas City was expressed here for interment at Crescent Hill cemetery last Monday morning. -- The Adrian Register, August 27, 1887, Page 1 Column 1, Death

Mr. D. E. Kinnett and Miss Anna Debolt, at the Virginia Hotel last Sabbath evening by Rev. Thos Pingry.  Mr. Kinnett is one of Butler’s most industrious and sober young men who works in TJ. Daves marble yards and the Register extends congratulations. -- The Adrian Register, August 27, 1887, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage

Elliott, William
Suicide at Adrian
Wm Elliott Takes His Life By Means Of A Razor
Mr. William Elliott, who lives in Dakota and who has been on a visit for the past two months at the home of Mr. James Lewis who lives about 2 miles east of Adrian, being an uncle of Mrs. Lewis, committed suicide last Thursday afternoon by means of a razor.  Mr. Elliott having been suffering with kidney disease for sometime, had an attack in the morning with the disease.  Dr. Tuttle was called, he pronounced the case unhopeful at the start, and Mr. Elliott seemed to understand the situation, preferred instant death to the untold suffering he was undergoing, and in the absence of the nurse, he procured a razor, and went out into the orchard about 100 yards from the house.  He then screamed aloud to Mrs. Lewis to “come there quickly, if she wished to see him alive as he was going to commit suicide.”  Mr. Lewis hastened there and found him lying on the ground, with his throat cut from ear to ear, the razor lying near him and its victim wallering in a gore of blood fast ebbing from the wounds.
Drs. Tuttle and France were instantly summoned to the place and after arriving there pronounced the wound fatal.  The esophagus and trachea being both severed.  The wound was stitched up as best they could, and death came to his relief within three hours.  Mr. Elliott was a native of Virginia, and would have soon been seventy years of age.  He was in good circumstances, and for the past few years had been living with his children. His son, a prominent lumber dealer of Fremont, Nebraska is summoned. -- The Adrian Register, August 27, 1887, Page 8 column 1, Death

Married, on Sept. 14,1887, Mr. Lee Coleman and Miss Laura Moon, both of Creighton, at the residence of Rev. Tabor, 10 miles east of here.  The bride is a sister of Miss Tulo Moon who taught school here a couple of years ago. -- The Adrian Register, September 17, 1887, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage

Married, at the residence of the brides parents in this city, on Sunday evening, September 18,1887 Mr. R. H. Moulton to Miss Allie Rogers.  For the past year Mr. Moulton has been employed at Kansas City, his parents, Judge Moulton and lady, reside in Grand River township  Miss Allie is one of Adrian’s charming young ladies, having been a resident of this section of the county all her life, is well known by young and old.  Her manner being pleasant and affable, she has formed a host of warm friends all of whom join in with the Register in extending most cordial congratulations to the happy couple now entering upon the broad and active threshold of life in reality.  Mr. and Mrs. Moulton have now emancipated themselves from the sordid influences of single life and assumed the robe of double blessedness and as the poet says: “Why wait, said he, why wait for May, When love can warm a winter day.”
At 6 o’clock p.m. many of the friends of the young couple assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. Rogers, where the ceremony was performed by Rev. Thos. Pingry in his usual simple but impressive manner, after which all present repaired to the dining room where a sumptuous repast had been prepared to which ample justice was done.  At an early hour, after due congratulations on the part  of the guests, they repaired to their homes, wishing no greater obstacles than roses in their future path together. -- The Adrian Register, September 24, 1887, Page 1 column 4, Marriage

Robbins, James H.
Died, on the 10th inst, at his home in East Boone township, of typhoid James H. Robbins in his 19th year.
The circumstances attending his death were indeed very sad.  His illness, though protracted, had not been so severe but what hopes were entertained by himself and relatives of his recovery, and great was the shock when the rude hand of death was laid upon him and Jimmie was no more; everything that loving hearts could do was done; but of no avail the fatal disease had fastened upon him  death like grasp which no human power could loosen: Jimmie had many warm friends by whom he will be sadly missed and his death has left a missing link among us which never can be filled or replaced  Particularly will Jimmie be missed by his dear mother to whom he was almost a constant companion, but never more will she feel his loving presence near to soothe her in the hours of her loneliness and affliction; the father and brothers we would say, ; may Jimmies last hours be to you a guiding star, and may you endeavor so to live that when each shall be called home one by one that as their feet touch the golden shores of that heavenly city where there is no death.  May he be standing watching and waiting for them at the beautiful gates with outstretched hands.
The funeral ceremony were conducted by Rev. A.H. Lewis, of the Baptist church, his remains were interred in the Everett cemetery, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved in this their hour of affliction. -- The Adrian Register, September 24, 1887, Page 1 Column 5, Death

Bridgewater, baby girl
Born: Sept. 28, 1887 a girl to Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Bridgewater.  Mother doing well. -- The Adrian Register, October 1, 1887, Page 1 column 4, Birth

France, Claud
Died: On Monday morning, September 26, 1887, Claud, infant son of Dr. J. W. France and lady of our city, cause: cholera infantum complicated with spinal trouble.  Age six months.
Little Claud was apparently in the best of health Sabbath morning and in twenty four hours from that time, his spirit had flown to a brighter and better world.  And as that old Monk said hundreds of years ago, “In the midst of life, we are in death”  The Register joins in with the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved. Elder Joe  Wright of Appleton City performed the last sad rites after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the family cemetery near Altona Monday evening. --  The Adrian Register, October 1, 1887, Page 1 Column 3, Death

Married, at the residence of the brides parents in Deer Creek township, just south east of town, on Thursday evening, September 29, 1887.  Mr. Henry Haas to Miss Carrie Owen, both of this vicinity.
For the past two weeks, cards of invitation have been issued to the most intimate friends of the bride and groom to be present at the ceremony and accordingly the many relatives of the groom and many warm friends of the brides assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.  F. J. Owen who are universally known through out north Bates county, having migrated here from Illinois when our vast territory was almost one wild domain of rolling prairie, here and there a rude cabin to shelter from the bleak and unmolested winds, was only to be seen.  The happy event would have occurred ere this but Providence, in His all wise dictation so ruled different.  Miss Carrie, for a year past, as every one knows who lives here has been afflicted in such a manner that for times, her life was endangered and but little improvement was made till this summer, and hence the event we are pleased to chronicle, is mad doubly pleasant. The bride is known by all.  Her much tried patience and her gentle and pleasing manner has won for her an innumerable  host of friends all of whom join in with the Register in extending hearty congratulations upon the event which has christened her as another.  The groom, is quite as popular and as well known and the least we cans ay is that he is to be warmly commended  upon securing as amiable a lady whom he is proud to call wife.  Rev. Thos. Pingry performed the ceremony in his usual simple but impressive manner.
A most sumptuous repast had been prepared by the brides parents which was duly appreciated by those present. The infare was held at the residence of the grooms parents yesterday. -- The Adrian Register, October 1, 1887, Page 1 column 5, Marriage

Saterlee,  baby boy
Born: October 5, 1887 to Mr. and Mrs. Josh Satterlee of our city a son.  To receive the blessings of a fond mother and the cudgeling of a happy father in future year. -- The Adrian Register, October 8, 1887, Page 1 Column 3, Birth

Miller, Perry
Died,  October 1, 1887, at the home of his parents near Crescent Hill, Perry Miller, age 23 years.  It was a great surprise to many here to learn of the death of Perry, who was born and raised here and whose reputation for good conduct, through unfavorable circumstances, was excellent.  He was a hard working boy, quite  and had no enemies.  It is sad enough to see the aged hewn from the forest of humanity, but it’s sadder still to see  the young stricken down when their lives are full of hope for the doubtful future.  But such can only be looked upon as events accepted as inevitable.  The remains are interred in Crescent Hill cemetery last Sunday afternoon.  Perry took sick while at work at K. C. and come home about two weeks prior to his death. -- The Adrian Register, October 8,1887, Page 1 Column 4, Death

Married: October 2, 1887, at the residence of Dr. W. P. Hall’s on 2nd street of our city at 6 o’clock, Mr. Dennis Thrall, to Miss Tilla McClements of near Butler. The Register extends congratulation to the happy couple.  Hon. W. O. Jackson and lady were present with others and although he did not have the necessary papers for his part of the ceremony, he offered to go ahead and plank down the usual fifty dollar fine if the Dr. would pass the ceremony around, but the fair companion of Bill O’s glanced at her chivalric escort and vetoed the measure without a plea on the grounds he ceased to issue any more pensions to Missouri Colonels. -- The Adrian Register, October 8, 1887, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage

Married: October 5,1887, Mr. H. C. Quisenberry to Miss Jessie Fussil all of our city.  As we go to press news of the above union is brought into our office by a special messenger of Cupids, and there is none who extends more hearty congratulations than the Register force. Mr. Quisenberry is one of our energetic and popular liverymen. While Miss Fussil  is engaged in millinery and dressmaking in the Bank block.  Both parties have a host of friends all of whom wish the newly married couple a bon-ton voyage over the uncertain sea of life.  May their future be strewn with roses as with fragrance from the morning dews and their troubles be few and far between. -- The Adrian Register, October 8, 1887, Page 1 column 5, Marriage

Miss Alice Clark was married to Mr. J. C. Egner this week and their residence is 329 East 17 street Kansas City, Mo.  But a few weeks ago Miss Alice was busy visiting her many relations and friends here all by herself henceforth her good looking husband will accompany her. -- The Adrian Register, October 15, 1877, Page 1 Column 1, Marriage

Moudy, Elias
Died: Mr. Elias Moudy at his late residence near Everett, Cass Co., Mo. Oct. 26, 1887, near 67 years of age.
Deceased took sick just five days before his death and all earthly power was done for his rescue but to no avail.  “Uncle Elias” as we have known him and called him for years, was a man of extraordinary firm character, yet gentle and ever willing to submit to error.  His friends numbered his entire acquaintance reaching back nearly fifty years.  Should he have lived till the 8th of January next, he would have been 67 years old and between Christmas and New Year of 1887, forty years ago, he was baptized in Mill Creek near Stillsville Indiana at the old bridge that spans the familiar stream just East of town. He has been a residence of South Cass co., for the past 32 years, having located near Everett in 1855, has reared a family of five children, three of whom are boys and this is the first instance in which a death has ever been recorded in this family.  Elias Moudy belonged to that distinctive class of gentlemen whose presence was cast with dignity, and whose language inspired his fellows with respect.  Always kind and always generous has gained the good will of all, and his friends were steadfast, true, and as faithful as the stars that do their nightly duty in the firmament. But with all one’s good traits of character when His call is hurled  forth there is nothing to do but hearken.  Death, says Horace makes no distinction.  It enters the portals of the palace and the hovel alike.  In the memorable language of Burke, “It feelingly teaches us what shadows we are and what shadows we pursue.  In fine those whom we cherish the most are called the quickest. We are robbed of our dearest treasures, and our only happiness is left in Him who giveth and who taketh away.”  Death loves a shining mark is an aphorism that never grows the less brighter as the future unfolds its deepest mysteries.  A loving father, a devoted husband, a faithful soldier of the cross and a useful member of society, he is not lost nor will he be forgotten.  His deeds love how we see him not and those of his broad scope of acquaintances will ever keep his memory green as long as reason keeps its throne, by his death his church has lost one of its most prominent members, his family a true husband and parent in every sense of the word, and to the bereaved the Register can only extend its deepest sympathy. The deceased was the eldest of the four boys of the family, and the third of the nine children to pass over the river of life. -- The Adrian Register, October 29, 1887, Page 1 column 3, Death

Married: October 20, 1887 t the residence of the brides parents in Deer Creek township, Mr. William Stalling to Miss Lou Schoor.  The groom is a young man well known her having been employed as clerk in the mercantile business for different firms, but for the past 2 years, he has been and is yet in the employ of the well known Grocery firm of Yost & Selleck of Kansas City.  He is energetic in business, and a courteous gentleman socially and his many warm friends here who wish him unbounded success in future years.  The bride is the eldest daughter of Dr. C.J. Schoor of our vicinity, and is one of Deer Creeks popular and highly esteemed young ladies. She has almost grown up in our midst and numbers everyone a friend.  Of an amiable and pleasant disposition, her presence from parents and many warm friends will be m ore than missed from their society but what their loss is Will’s gain, and veritably that old saying is true that It’s an ill wind that blows no good.  The happy couple will soon take up their residence in the City and the Register, with the balance, hurls the omen of good luck and fortune after them.  As the sands of their existence slip through the hour glass of time, may their always be recorded less bitter than sweet from the ruby lips of fickle fortune and her admiring nymphs. -- The Adrian Register, October 29, 1887, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage

Beck, Jennie
Died-Monday morning, November 6, 1887 at the residence of her parents, in this city, Miss Jennie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R W. Beck, aged 14 years, of typhoid fever.
The deceased took sick about five weeks ago, and all that kind and gentle hands could do to stay the dark messenger of death was done, but to no avail, and Monday morning, as the sun rose to east its splendors over us, Jennie’s soul had flown to a brighter and better world.
Jennie was a bright and model little lady, with just reserve enough to be modest, yet no so much but that she was entertaining and always seemed to be in a happy mood.
As Rev. Pingry fittingly remarked, in his eulogy over the remains, at the church: “We will lay her away to rest where the flowers of spring will bloom in beauty above her sleeping dust; where the snows of winter will weave about her lowly bed a covering of spotless purity.  The years will come and go, other feet will press the sod of her familiar walks, others will go with hurried steps and throbbing hearts, but Jennie’s lovely form and musical voice will be heard on earth no more. Whether we shall see her, face to face, in that undiscovered country; whether we shall know her as we knew her here, are problems which shall be solved in God’s own good time.”
“Rest fair girl!  Thy name will not soon perish from this earth, but will be embalmed for long, long years, in the hearts and affections of those whom thou didst love so well.”
But a few week ago, Jennie was the picture of health and happiness, and today her body is consigned to the tomb.  What a fitful shadow is time!  It seems but yesterday that her agile form was darting here and there among us yet now departed forever and aye.  But God only knows for how long.
When the splendid vase of her gentle life was shattered, a genuine thrill of sorrow quivered in the very soul of the now bereaved relatives and sympathizing friends, who saw her patiently and unconsciously turn her face toward the brink of eternity.  Death! What a terrible word! What a flood time of recollection of the living it sets in upon the shores of memory.  What does it mean?  Only this : another spirit has crossed the dark and silent stream; another fitful light has gone out in the darkness, when it had begun to shine the most.
The funeral was preached, Tuesday, at the M. E. church at 2 o’clock p.m., by Rev. Thos. Pingry.  A large concourse of sorrowing friends was present to pay their last tributes of respect to one, who, in life, by her gentle amenities had brought around her the love and friendship of associates, and parents and sister sorrowed and refused to be comforted.
The remains were followed to their last earthly resting place at Crescent Hill cemetery, by a large cortege of carriages and buggies. -- The Adrian Register, November 12, 1887,  Page 1 Column 5, Death

Marrion, J. C.
Died: October 21, 1887, at his home in Boone county, Missouri, Mr. J.C. Marrion, aged 63 years and 6 months.  Deceased was highly respected citizen and a devoted Christian for many years. -- The Adrian Register, November 12, 1887, Page 4 Column 1, Death

Rogers, baby girl
Born-November 18, 1887, to Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Rogers, a girl, of the usual dimensions. -- The Adrian Register, November 19, 1887, Page 1 Column 5, Birth

Hughes, baby boy
Born-November 22, 1887, to Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Hughes of our city, a son, whose name should and may be Robert T. Lincoln Hughes. Success to the boy and his namesake. -- The Adrian Register, November 26, 1887, Page 1 Column 1, Birth

Married-Thursday, Nov. 24, 1887 at 5 o’clock p.m. at the residence of the bride’s parents just south of Adrian, Mr. B.F. Brous to Miss Clara Garrison, Rev Thos. Pingry officiating.
For sometime cards had been issued to the many friends and accordingly as the approach of evening was near, the invited began to gather at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Garrison, in Mound township, to witness the eventful ceremony that would hereafter control the pulsations of two hearts that should forever beat as one.
There is noting that so dwarfs the soul as to rob it of love.  To love and be loved, to appreciate the beautiful and the good and to have the beautiful and good in one appreciated, have a tendency to fill out, expand, rejuvenate and perpetuate the youth of life and heart and spirit.  All the wrinkles and palsied members of the inner man which render him hard, angular and morbid, are super induced by a dearth of love.  As vegetation on the face of the earth withers and died when deprived of the rain and the whispering dews, so the soul, the inspiration of Heaven’s  highest immortality in man, dries away and withers in the heart’s fair garden when the fountains of love are shut off and the gentle dews of appreciation are no longer instilled upon its thirsty tendrils.
At precisely 5 o’clock the doors of the bridal chamber were thrown open and the bride and groom stepped forth, preceded by the bridesmaid, Miss Jessie Logue, and the groomsman, Mr. Velasco Garrison, brother of the bride, and Rev. Thos. L Pingry in his usual easy, but solemn and impressive manner, pronounced the ceremony that made the center couple man and wife.  The house was crowded with friends of both parties, and to say that everybody was pleased would be putting the matter in an extremely mild form.  The center table was loaded down to its utmost capacity with exquisite glass and silver ware, as tokens of the esteem in which Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Brous are held by their relatives and friends.
Immediately after the ceremony, the guests, preceded by the bride and groom, repaired to the wedding feast, which was both sumptuous and complete. We can say nothing of the bride and groom what would lend  one particle to what is already known of them.  High in social standing, and enjoying, as they do, the respect and esteem of a large circle of our best citizens, an eulogy of the cultured groom, Prof. Brous, and the popular bride, would be entirely out of place.  Suffice it to say, however, that it was a union of two of Adrian’s most worthy and esteemed society people, o’er whose destiny and promising future there’s none would willingly see the momentary darkness of a fitting cloud of adversity. -- The Adrian Registry, November 26, 1887, Page 1 column 4, Marriage

Wadell, Simeon A.
Last Saturday night, late, as Simeon A. Wadell was returning home to the residence of his brother, who lives a mile and a half west of Vinton, he noticed flames issuing through the shingles on the roof of Mr. John Redford’s residence, and hastily dismounted his horse and ran to the front door to give the alarm.  His first attempt was fruitless.  He then ran to the rear door, but with no better success.  The flames continued till the whole roof seemed enveloped inn the.  He went to the front door again, and no doubt reasoned that the house would certainly be consumed, and whether there was anyone in it or not, he could not hear anyone from the outside.  He pounded and hammered on the door until it gave a crash and fell in from the stroke of his heavy and determined blows, and as he was in the act of rushing over the fallen timbers to see if there was anyone to be rescued from the raging flames, he received a shot from the gun in the hands of Mr.  Redford, which produced instant death.
What a scene! What a lesson! What a tragedy!
There, on the very door he had forced in to save his neighbor’s life, and effects if possible, lay young Wadell, in the embrace of death, when a few moments before he was days; yes, years and years, apparently, from death and eternity between him and such a fate.
Mr. Redford is a bachelor, but there is a family residing with him by the name of Nelson.  The were none of the Nelson’s at home, Saturday evening.  Mr. Redford heard the hammering on the doors, but, it is to be regretted he mistook the intent, supposing that some parties were working a ruse for admittance to rob him, consequently he kept still, and when young Mr. Wadell forced the door in, he pulled the trigger of his gun, with the above sad result.
The wound was enormous in size, so large that three fingers could readily be sunk in the aparture, besides there were eighteen shot surrounding it, which took effect near the pit of stomach, breaking some of the ribs.
The word was soon spread and in a short time the greatest cloud of sorrow settled over Vinton and her localities that can well be imagined.
Mr. Simeon Wadell was 34 years old, had been a member of the Presbyterian church since his 18th year, having joined the church in Wheeling, West Virginia  He was a young man of more than ordinary attainments and was staying her more for his health than anything else.  He was a druggist where his aged parents now live, at Princeton, Illinois, and afterwards took the road for a prominent Chicago house, but his health failing, he came west early last spring.
No special blame is attached to Mr. Radford.  However, he night have used some better judgment.
Rev. Thos. Prngry, of the Adrian M. E. church, was summoned to pay the last sad rites to the dead, last Monday morning, at 9 o’clock, after which the remains were expressed by the Gulf Route to the parents of the deceased.
What a sad meeting that will be.  A dutiful son, adored of the family and entire circle of acquaintances.  Pen cannot portray the sorrow in the hearts of father and mother, the pride of whose lives was their dear boy.
Life is short at its best, and when one so young so useful and so promising as this young man, is struck down so suddenly and in such an unlooked for manner, it is all the sadder, and the tragic end the more to be regretted.
May the angels of heaven reach out their strength in love and solace, and hover near the aged parents in their deep, dark sorrow, with effect to keep the brightest side of the sad affair constantly in view; to brace their deep grief until the dark messenger of death calls them, that they may join him who has crossed into that brighter and better sphere. -- The Adrian Register, November 26, 1887, Page 4 Column 1, Death

Kipp, Mrs. I. T.
Died-November 22, 1887
At her home in Lebo, Kansas, Mrs. I. T. Kipp, aged 31 years, 11 months and 2 days.
The deceased was well known in this vicinity, having formerly lived here, and to know her was to love her. She leaves three children and a sorrowing husband besides a host of friends to mourn departure.. But our loss is her eternal gain. “blessed are they that die in the Lord.”  Mrs. Kipp represented the bright type of womanhood, tender and loving, noble and pure; an affectionate wife and mother; a dear, true friends, and above all a devout Christian.  How can we help but mourn? -- The Adrian Register, December 3, 1887, Page 1 Column 5, Death

Williver, Mrs. John
Died: Nov. 30, 1887, Mrs. John Williver. She leaves an infant child to be cared for. -- The Adrian Register, December 10, 1887, Page 1 column 5, Death

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