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

Jan. 14, 1888 - May 12, 1888

(Missing: Feb. 4, March 17, April 7)


Neff, baby boy
Born: Monday January 16, 1888.  To Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Neff, a son. -- The Adrian Register, January 21, 1888, Page 1 column 1, Birth

Married: February 12, 1888 at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Page, Mr. John McNutt to Miss Mary Bales, Rev. S. Gilmore officiating. The newly married couple starts out in double blessedness under favorable sail and the Register accords them a prosperous and happy future. Grandpa Gilmore did knot work in short order and promised to not mention it so that the papers would get hold of it from the fact that he did not want it known that he had opened up a factory to marry people in his old age, but we got ahead of him. -- The Adrian Register, February 18, 1888, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage

Crow, baby boy
Born: Feb. 28, 1888 to Mr. and Mrs.  William Crow, a boy of the usual dimensions. -- The Adrian Register, March 3, 1888, Page 1 Column 5, Birth

Cox, John
Died: March 9, 1888 at 11:30 a.m. at his late residence in town John W. Cox age 52 years. -- The Adrian Register, March 10, 1888, Page 1 column 2, Death

Mills, Nannie
Died: March 9, 1888 Mrs. Nannie E. wife of Wm. Mills at their residence in Rich Hill.  Age 33 years.  The remains will be interred at Crescent Hill cemetery tomorrow afternoon.  Deceased leaves two children and a husband to mourn her demise.  The remains were expressed from Rich Hill on this morningís early train. -- The Adrian Register, March 10, 1888, Page 1 column 2, Death

Satterlee, Pheoba Jane
Died: March 9, 1888 Mrs.  Pheoba Jane, wife of A J. Satterlee age 50 years.  Deceased was born in Kentucky and removed to Bates county with her parents when a girl of 12 yrs. She was united in holy bonds of wedlock to A.J. Satterlee Esq. on July 23, 1859.  One daughter has gone before. She leaves a husband three daughters and a son to mourn her untimely loss and a host of warm friends and relatives.  Of a kind and gentle disposition she never met strangers but what she added friends to her list.  She has been afflicted with rheumatism for sometime, it had permeated her entire system when finally it reached the region of the heart her feeble system could not stand the shock and the spirit was called to rest.
She was a consistent Christian woman,  Her life was a useful one and her end a peaceful and happy one.  The Register joins in with the many warm friends of the family in extending their heartfelt sympathies to them. -- The Adrian Register, March 10, 1888, Page 1 Column 2, Death

Conger, son
We are in receipt of death of one of our old neighborís children who lives at Foster, that of Mr. Harvey Congerís son.  He was sick about two weeks. We deplore the loss of their son with deep feelings of regret and tender our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved parents, brothers and sisters. -- The Adrian Register, March 10, 1888, Page 1 Column 3, Death

Married: March 6, 1888 Mr. Leslie Burruss to Miss Ida Schoor at the residence of the brides parents east of Crescent Hill the bride is the second daughter of the Dr.ís who has stepped into the duties of wife within the past six months.  Miss Ida was admired by all who knew her, of an amiable and lively disposition she was constantly adding new made friends to her already spacious list and Leslie has a jewel whose wear will brighten rather than tarnish as her womanly qualities gradually come to the surface. The bridal couple left for Kansas City on the evening train where they will spend their honeymoon and visit Mr. and Mrs. Will Stallings. -- The Adrian Register, March 10, 1888, Page 1 column 4, Marriage

Married: March 7, 1888 at the residence of the groom in Deer Creek township Mr. Jake Leffler to  (Miss) James Allen, i.e.  Jimmie is missing from home.  Jake the groom is well known here has been on the bachelor list sometime and this union is calculated to bring about queer results.  (Miss) Jimmie, the bride knows how to sling pots in an elegant manner and should Jake ever get obstreperous in his sleep or in his wakenings, sheíll put the mugs to her dear husband in a Sullivan like attitude.  Long life to the couple may it raise a big crop. -- The Adrian Register, March 10, 1888, Page 1 column 4, Marriage

Beckett, baby girl
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Becket, April 10, 1888 a daughter.  All parties doing well, even John is suspected of being able to get his crops two weeks earlier than he would had the young lady not arrived. -- The Adrian Register, April 14, 1888, Page 1 Column 3, Birth

Smith, baby boy
The town failed to hold Tilden H. Smith Monday, and he checks his grip for Adrian all over the presentation of that 10 pound boy. -- The Adrian Register, April 14, 1888, Page 1 Column 3, Birth

Akers, Robert Ross
Another Lesson, but Who Will Take Heed
Robert Ross Akers Attempts to Board a Train While in Motion and is Hurled Beneath the Wheels
Last Wednesday about the hour of 9:15 a.m. as the second section, train No. 311 was  coming up the grade just this side of Crescent Hill, Ross Akers in company with Charlie Stratton, Emmet Mills and young Fansler attempted to get on, Stratton succeeded in getting on, but the other boys failed.  Ross Akers was thrown to the ground but instantly made a second attempt and failed again.  The third time he succeeded in getting hold with one hand, but the velocity f the train was certainly greater than he calculated, and he was hurled violently against the wheels or track which resulted in instant death.  Upon examination it was found that his skull was crushed in the back of his head and on right temple, a gash being cut on the back of his head probably six inches in length, and a small gash on the right side of forehead. The jaw bone was crushed having a severe cut under the chin which was about two inches in length.  His neck was broken as was also his right arm, just below the shoulder.  He received other injuries about the body which were slight.
The trainmen went back to where the body lay in a  pool of blood, placed the remains in the caboose and come to town.  The companions of Ross becoming frightened, broke for the woods.  Ross is about 19 years old, has been making his home with his uncle near Crescent Hill since his parents left for Arkansas about two months ago and having not heard from them since their departure as to where they had located could not dispatch them the sad news.
The remains were laid in the storage room at the depot in this city till Coroner Dr. E. L. Rice of Butler was present and had impaneled a jury and for the inquest.  The verdict of the jury as to the cause of his death was the same as above stated, no blame is attached to the railroad company and no one censured but the indiscretion of Ross, whose life paid the penalty of it. -- The Adrian Register, April 14, 1888, Page 1 column 4, Death

Mr. Bud Clark and Miss Mamie Norman joined hands, never more to walk alone.  You say bless em. -- The Adrian Register, April 14, 1888, Page 5 Column 4, Marriage

Tuttle, baby boy
Born: April 17, 1888 to Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Tuttle, of our city a boy whose name will in all probability be Walter Q. Gresham Houston Tuttle.  May he live long, grow fat and become an influential citizen. -- The Adrian Register, April 21, 1888, Page 5 Column 5, Birth

Fletcher, Sarah
Died: April 15, 1888 at her late residence on Wyoming street in Kansas City.  Sarah, the wife of P. B Fletcher, aged nearly 53 years.
The deceased was born near Springfield, Ill., in 1835 and was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to P. B. Fletcher when about the age of 19.  They landed in Bates county just twenty years one month and one day prior to her death, and remained over night with Dr. Patton and lady now of Butler but who then were conducting a tavern at old Coleville site a few miles to our northeast on the old railroad bed.  They located at Butler in March 1868 and resided there till about four or five months ago when they moved to Kansas City.  Her health had been gradually failing and when that dreadful fever took hold of her, the grim messenger of death seemed to stamp his mark with but a brief effort.
To say that she was loved by all who knew her would but faintly express it.  Her self sacrificing spirit, the noble energy with which she assumed  her duty in life, and the gentle and kind affection she had for all, endeared her to family and friends in ties that lie now in sparkling ruin, but not to be forgotten.  In sickness she was a mother, aye an angel; in distress she was a soul comforter. When such died, earth has a saraph less, but heaven, an angel more.  The remains were accompanied by the husband, son and daughter from Kansas City last Monday evening to Butler and the day following, the funeral ceremonies were preformed at the parlors of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Dukes in a very impressive manner after which they were interred in Oak Hill cemetery near where lies tow of her children who have gone before.  A husband, one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Ellswick of Barry co., Mo., and one son, Loyd, are left to mourn her demise in addition to an almost innumerable host of warm friends who extend their kindest sympathies to the family of the bereaved.
Rev. A. Walker, pastor of the south Presbyterian church, officiated the ceremonies. -- The Adrian Register, April 21, 1888, Page 5 Column 5, Death

Fugate, Mrs. Rufus
Mrs. Rufus Fugate died last week of consumption. -- The Adrian Register, April 28,1888, Page 5 Column 4, Death

Married: May 1, 1888 at the Christian church in Butler at 11 a.m. Mr. Wm. M. Altman to Mrs. Minnie McFarland. Rev. Browning officiating assisted by Rev. Altman of Emporia, Kan., brother of the groom.
While at Butler Tuesday in the forenoon we were attracted to the Christian church by the announcement of Mr. Wm. M. Altman a distinguished citizen and merchant of Ottawa, Kansas was to be united in holy bonds of wedlock to Mrs. Minnie McFarland the popular and society belle of Butler and sister of Mrs. W. E. Walton.  The church was beautifully and elaborately decked with garland of the sweetest perfumes, and the ceremony was very impressive.  Messerís Joe G. Simon, Geo. Renick and brother and sister of the groom all of Ottawa accompanied the groom. An informal banquet was served at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Walton on Pine street after which the bridal company boarded the Kansas City express thence to repair to their future abode Ottawa, Kansas where the Knight of Pythias had prepared a welcome for the distinguished couple that will forever make them feel at home on the plains of Kansas.  The Register formed the acquaintance of Messerís F. Altman and Geo. Simmons the two accompanying Knights who belong the Uniform Rank and who were there to exemplify the motto of the first step of the order, friendship and who did grace to the ceremony in chivalric order. -- The Adrian Register, May 5, 1888, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage

Bennett, Effie
Since my last letter to the Register Miss Effie Bennett died with pneumonia fever. -- The Adrian Register, May 12, 1888, Page 1 Column 5, Death

Rabourn, child
A child of Mr. and Mrs. John Rabournís. -- The Adrian Register, May 12, 1888, Page 1 Column 5, Death

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