The Adrian Register
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri
Est. Feb. 1886
Jan. 14, 1888 - May 12, 1888
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
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
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,
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
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
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
CRUSHED BY THE CARS
A STRUGGLE FOR DEATH
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,
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
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
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
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
A child of Mr. and Mrs. John Rabournís. -- The Adrian Register, May 12,
1888, Page 1 Column 5, Death
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