Bates County News



 

The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri

Jan. 5, 1894 - Dec. 28, 1894

(Missing: June 8)

 

Wilcox, baby girl
Mrs. H. Wilcox has a daughter, both doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, January 5, 1894, Page 8 column 3, Birth
 

Cope, baby girl
Mrs. Geo. Cope has a fine daughter. -- The Adrian Journal, January 12, 1894, Page 8 Column 3, Birth
 

Duncan, Eady
Died, at the residence of her son, J. W., in this city December 12, 1893, Mrs. Eady Duncan.
Deceased was born in Warren Co., Ky., 1810, and had she lived until next April would have reached the ripe old age of 84 years.  Her parents came to Missouri the same year she was born, her entire life being spent in what is now the state of Missouri.  On March 26, 1829 she was married to Henry Duncan to this union were born eleven children, three of whom, together with the husband, preceded her to the invisible bourne.
In 1833 she was united with the M. E. church and has since that time been a faithful and consistent Christian.  After moving to Bates county in 1868 she united with the M. E. church South, and died in that faith.
On account of her extreme age she was, for some years past, unable to attend the usual means of grace, but the abiding Comforter was her constant companion.  For some years she had made her home with her children, principally John and Joseph, and be it said to their credit, they tenderly cared for and administered to the wants of their mother, and during her last illness and death John was almost constantly at her bedside doing the little offices, which are so helpful to the suffering.  The funeral services were held at the U. B.  church, Sunday afternoon; and the esteem in which deceased was held, was shown by the large gathering of people that assembled to pay their last tribute of respect.  Rev. Tresenriter preached a  touching sermon, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, January 19, 1894, Page 4 Column 3, Death
 

Fisher, Louisa
Died-At her home in Shawnee township, Sunday, January 28, 1894, Mrs. J. H. Fisher, after an illness lasting three years.
Louisa Parish was born in Orange county, Indiana, January 8, 1855.  At the age of 13 years she was converted and united with the M. E. church.  From the date of her conversion to her death, she lived a consistent Christian life.  September 27, 1883, she was united in marriage to James H. Fisher.  To this union were born four sons, three of whom survive their mother.  Although afflicted in a way that to some would seem almost unbearable, she was always patient, buoyant in the hope of a brighter and better life beyond.  She was a model wife, and affectionate mother and a kind neighbor.  We copy the following testimony written and sent by her to the church at Mt. Olivet, on the occasion of the quarterly meeting which was held there a few weeks ago: Christian Friends: Through the request of our dear pastor, this morning, I send a word for Jesus.  I cannot be with you this morning in your love feast, but I feel that Jesus is with me this morning; and not only with morning, but Jesus has been with me all through my affliction. O, the love of Jesus is so grand! Christian friends, I ask an interest in your prayers.  Pray for me that I may be spared the privilege of assembling at the Lord’s house once more with you all.  Glory to Jesus, I am trying to make heaven my home. Pray for me.
Such was her last public testimony.  In the face of death she was rejoicing.  The bereaved husband and the motherless children have the deep sympathy of all in their sad affliction. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Mt. Olivet church Rev. Bell officiating.  A large concourse of people were assembled to witness the sad rites of their friend. -- The Adrian Journal, February 2, 1894, Page 1  column 3, Death
 

Eyman, Henry
Died-At his home in this city, January 25, 1894, after a lingering illness of several weeks, Henry Eyman, aged 72 years.
Deceased was born in Monroe county, Illinois, December 28, 1822, where his boyhood was spent.  He enlisted in the Mexican war and was honorably discharged from same.  In 1848 he was married  and the companion of his youth survives him.  Deceased moved from Monroe county to Bond county, Illinois, where he lived ten years, coming to Johnson county, Missouri 1865, where he lived four years.  From thence he moved to Bates county, locating near Crescent Hill, and with the exception of two years residence in  Cass county, this county was his home to the time of his death.  Deceased joined the German Baptist church in 1849, and has since been a faithful and consistent Christian man.  No man in this community was more highly respected than Uncle Henry, as he was familiarly called; his life was an exemplary one, being at peace with all men.  In him the town lost a kin hearted citizen, upright in life and patient under the hand of affliction. Funeral services were held from the Christian church last Friday afternoon, where a large number of acquaintances and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom they had learned to respect for his many virtues.  Services were conducted by Rev. Hickson, of Parson, Kansas.  The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 2, 1894, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Carson, son
A fire occurred in Rich Hill Tuesday night, burning two residence houses and the eight year old son of A. J. Carson.  All efforts to rescue the little boy were without avail. The los of property is as nothing when compared to the loss of human life in such a manner. -- The Adrian  Journal, February 9, 1894, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Howard, baby girl
A girl baby arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Howard last Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, February 16, 1894, Page 1 column 1, Birth
 

Jenkins-Barkley
Married: at the home of the brides parents, Mound township, on Wednesday evening Feb. 14, 1894, Mr. Charles Jenkins and Miss Susie E., the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Barkley, Rev. J. H. Artz officiating.  The contracting parties are well favorably known in this community, being numbered among the very bet young people.
There were about thirty invited guests present and helped to make the occasion a most enjoyable one.  Music was furnished by a string band.  A sumptuous supper consisting of all the substantials and delicacies was served and was pronounced most excellent by those who feasted upon the good things. -- The Adrian Journal, February 16, 1894, Page 4 Column 3, Marriage
 

Timmons, Essie
Died, at her home in Shawnee township, Mrs. Essie Timmons.
Deceased had suffered long and patiently of that dred disease consumption, her death was hourly expected for several weeks past, yet it fell with a terrible blow upon the bereaved husband.  Mrs. Timmons was an earnest Christian woman loved by all who knew her.  She leaves a husband and one child, a little boy about six years to mourn the loss of a loving wife and devoted mother, and in this affliction they have the deep sympathy of the community.  Funeral services were held at the chapel, Rev. I. N. Parker conducting the services, remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Nichols cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1894, Page 4 Column 3, Death
 

Coon-Ralston
Married, at the home of F. P. Ray, in Grand River township, on Tuesday evening Feb. 2, 1894, Mr. Edward Coon and Miss Elvira Ralston.  Judge B. R. Crawford officiating.
Mrs. Ray, who is a sister to the bride, had prepared an elegant supper for the occasion and there were 40 invited guests present to enjoy the occasion and feast on the good thing prepared o tastefully by Mrs. Ray.
The newly wedded couple left Wednesday for Milo, where they will make their future home, followed by the good wishes of a host of friends in this vicinity. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1894, Page 4 Column 3, Marriage
 

Lockwood-Butler
Married, on Tuesday Feb. 20, 1894, at Burdett, Mo., Dr. C. G. Lockwood, of Burdett, and Miss Ella Butler, of this city.  The bride well and favorably known in this vicinity and is worthy the hand of the best young.
We have not the pleasure of an acquaintance with the groom, but he is a successful physician enjoying a good practice in Burdett. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1894, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
 

Tuttle, baby girl
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Tuttle report the arrival of a girl baby at their home yesterday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 9, 1894, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

Pedro, baby girl
Dr. Gilmore reports a new daughter at the home of F. M. Pedro. -- The Adrian Journal, March 16, 1894, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

Mefford, Nora
Died, at the home of the parents in Grand River township, on Monday morning, March 19, Nora the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mefford.  The parents have the sympathy of their many friends in this their hour of grief.  The funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Chapel.  Rev. Jos. Timmons conducting the services.  The remains were buried in the Nichols cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23, 1894, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Allen, Willie Lee
Died, at thee residence of the parents, in Mound township, on Monday evening, March 19, 1894, Willie Lee, the 22 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen.  Little Willie suffered intensely of pneumonia, for two weeks and found relief from pain only when the death messenger came. The bereaved parents are among our best citizens, and in this affliction they have the deep sympathy of the entire community, and for consolation they are pointed to Him who is acquainted with grief.
Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Chas. West conducting the service.  The remains rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23, 1894, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Strain, baby boy
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Strain rejoice over the arrival of a boy baby at their home. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23, 1894, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

Noble, Nora Cecil
Last Monday evening little Nora Cecil, the seven year old daughter of A. P. Noble, of Mound township was with her father burning grass, when by accident her clothing caught fire, and before the father, who was about 100 yards away, could reach her she was almost burned to a crisp.  There was scarcely a part of the body that was not literally burned to a crisp.  Medical aid was called but without avail, the flames had done their deadly work. Within ten hours after the accident occurred the little one passed into that restful sleep, to awake in another and brighter life.  Just five years and seven days before her mother was called on before.
Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday evening, Rev. Bell conducting the service.  The little one was tenderly laid to rest in the Nichols cemetery.  The fond father and little brother have the deep sympathy of the entire community in this sudden and terrible calamity. -- The Adrian Journal, March 30, 1894, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Akers, Flossie May
Died, on Tuesday night, April 3rd, Flossie May, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Akers.  The bereaved parents have the sympathy of friends in this affliction.  Funeral services were held Wednesday evening at the home, Rev. Scott conducting the service. -- The Adrian Journal, April 6, 1894, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

McClements-Martin
W.H. McClements and Miss Bordetta Martin were married at Butler Wednesday night.  The groom resided in this city for over a year, and his many friends unite in extending congratulations and wish the contracting parties a life of blissfulness. -- The Adrian Journal, April 13, 1894, Page 8 Column 5, Marriage
 

Adair, Harold Otto
Harold Otto, infant son of Dr. T. W. and Dora Adair, of Archie, died April 6, 1894.  The little angel’s life on earth was brief, during which he struggled heroically to overcome the dark forces of death, and loosen the icy grip of the grim monster.  Drs. Smith, of Austin and Gilmore, of Adrian, were called to assist him in his life struggle, but they were unable to stay the tide or prolong life, so he yielded to the inevitable, dying of valvular insufficiency, and was laid away by tender hands and loving hearts in Crescent Hill cemetery to rest in peace till called forth by the bugle of eternity, to live with angels in a brighter and purer world than this. -- The Adrian Journal, April 27, 1894, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Childers, Mrs. B.F.
 
Mrs. B. F. Childers died at her home in Coffeyville, Kan., on the 24th.  She with her husband formerly resided in Bates county, where they have many friends who will regret to learn of her demise. -- The Adrian Journal, May 4, 1894, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Weaver-Quisenbery
Married, at the Day house, Butler, Mo., Sunday May 13th.  Arthur Weaver and Minnie Quisenbery, both of this city.  They are well and favorably known to everyone in this community, both having grown to man and womanhood in this city, and have been prominent in the social circles of this city for some time. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18, 1894, Page 8 Column 4, Marriage
 

Young, Sallie
Died: in Crescent Hill Friday, May 25th, Mrs. Sallie Young, aged 62 years 1 months and 25 days.
Aunt Sallie, as she was best known was born in Park county, Indiana, March 30, 1832; moved to Bates county, Mo., in 1857; was married to John H. Young Dec. 18, 1867; her companion dying several years ago and her children have all gone before.  She now has gone to meet them on the ever green shore. She was ready and willing to die, her last words were: “Oh if sister Cynthia could die first, then all would be well with me.”  Aunt Sallie was a Christian woman, always ready to do her Master’s will.  On her last birthday her many friends gathered at her welcome home with well filled  baskets, and enjoyed the day with her. Aunt Sallie loved the church was always willing to do any thing in her power for her God.  She bore her sufferings well, but now she has gone; her voice will not be heard anymore; all that we can do is to prepare to meet her on the other shore.  Rev. O. L.  Wilson, her pastor preached her funeral at 4 o’clock Saturday to many of her friends, after which her remains were laid to rest beside her loved ones.  She leaves three brothers to follow her, H. C. Mills, of Foster, John Mills, of Butler, and Wm. Mills of Adrian and a sister Cynthia Walters.  Mourn not dear ones it won’t be long until you will meet her in a world that will never end. -- The Adrian Journal, June 1 1894, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

 Roach-Enyart
Mr. Henry Roach and Miss Nora Enyart, (difficult to read last name) both highly respected young people of Burdett, were united in marriage at Butler last Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, June 22, 1894, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Cox, James
Jas. Cox, a highly respected young man of Elkhart township, died Tuesday, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday and were attended by a large number of admiring friends. -- The Adrian Journal, July 6, 1894, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Howard, Clara
Mrs. Clara B. Howard, wife of Dr. S. R. Howard, breathed her lat at her home on East South street, about eight o’clock Monday evening.  Since the birth of her little boy, on the 14th, she has grown gradually worse, until death came as a welcome relief from her suffering.  Mrs. Howard had spent the four years of her married life in this community, and everybody who knew her held her in the highest esteem for her true womanly qualities.  She was bright, cheerful and kind full of friendly aid and comfort for every soul in  distress.  She was born about twenty-eight years ago, in Bates county, Mo., and married Mar. 5, 1890, at Clinton, Ky.  She was a member of the M. E. church, and a true Christian in every since of the word.  The whole community has been alive with sympathetic  interest in her behalf since her peculiarly said affliction and the news of her death was received with a thrill of genuine sorrow.
The Dr. has the tenderest sympathy of all  his friends in this bitter hour.
The baby boy survives the  mother and is doing well.
Funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased at three o’clock yesterday, and the remains were taken to Circleville, Dr. Howard’s former home, for interment, today. News-Herald, Hillsborough, O. -- The Adrian Journal, July 6,, 1894, Page 8 column  5, Death
 

Foley, Kate
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eichinger received a telegram Monday announcing the serious illness of their daughter, Mrs. Kate Foley, at her home near Lake City, Ill. Mrs. Eichinger was prevented from going to the bedside of her daughter by the strike.  They have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of sorrow.
Later the parents received word this morning announcing the death of their daughter on Monday.  This is a sad blow to these worthy old people and in it they have the deep sympathy of the community.  In the midst of their sorrow they rejoice over the fact that she was prepared to go. -- The Adrian Journal, July 13, 1894, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Brown, baby girl
Jerry Brown reports the arrival of a fine baby girl at his home. -- The Adrian Journal, July 13, 1894, Page5 Column 2, Birth
 

Swain, George W.
Died-At the home of his daughter Mrs. Henry Moudy, on July 17, 1894, George W. Swain, after a painful illness continuing for two years.
George Wesley Swain was born near Blue Lick Springs, Ky., Aug. 29, 1829; moved to Danville, Ind., in the spring of 1849, where he married Miss Mary E. Bondurant, the same year.  In 1858 he, with his family moved to Paola, Kansas, and in 1870 they moved to Crescent Hill, Bates county, Mo.  Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Swain, one having gone to the other shore, the other, Mrs. Henry Moudy still survives with the wife to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and kind father.
Deceased was converted January 1871 and united with the Baptist church at Crescent Hill, since which time his life has been that of a consistent Christian, always in his daily walk and conversation manifesting the Christian spirit.  Uncle George, as he was familiarly called, was ever ready with a kind word or a good deed to comfort the distressed or relieve the suffering.  Aunt Mary, his amiable companion, who survives him has the profound sympathy of the entire community in her sorrow.
The deceased was an honored and honorable member of Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 A.F.& A.M., and in him the fraternity lost one of its most faithful and exemplary members.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Wednesday at 2 o’clock p.m. and were attended by a large concourse of friends.  The Masonic burial service was rendered at the home and at the grave.  Rev. A. H. Dean, of Harrisonville, preached an eloquent sermon at the church he having been an intimate friend of the deceased for over thirty years, both served in the federal army during the war of the rebellion.
A loyal citizen, a true mason and a faithful Christian has been consigned to the grave. Well may his acquaintances emulate his virtues, and strive to make the world better by their having lived in it.
The wife and daughter have the sympathy of many friends in this sad affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1894, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Clark, baby girl
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Clark record the arrival of a fine girl baby at their home last night.  J. C. smiles with a broadness that speaks stronger than words.  Mother and child doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1894, Page 4 Column 3, Birth
 

Whetstone-Yarber
Married: at the home of Chas. Lee, this city, Thursday July 19th, at 6 o’clock, W. A. Whetstone, of Butler, and Mrs. Sallie Yarber, of Nevada, Rev. Chas West officiating.  The groom is an old acquaintance of Mr. and Mrs. Lee.  There were a number of persons present from this city, among them being a Journal reporter.  After the ceremony the guests were inducted into the dining room, where Mrs.  Lee had prepared a sumptuous meal, which was partaken of with avidity by all present. After supper the guests departed for their homes with kindest regards for the contracting parties.  The newly married couple took the evening train for Nevada. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1894, Page 8 Column 5, Marriage
 

Atkinson, baby boy
Dr. Tuttle reports the arrival of a boy baby at the home of Mr. Atkinson of Elkhart. -- The Adrian Journal, July 27, 1894, Page 4 column 4, Birth
 

Cooper, baby boy
Dr. Gilmore reports a new boy baby at the home of Joe Cooper. -- The Adrian Journal, July 27, 1894, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

Bunch, Sarah
Died, at the home of her daughter, July 27th, Mrs. Sarah H. Bunch, age sixty eight years.  Deceased was born in Kentucky. Five children are left to mourn the loss of a kind mother.  Remains were laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery on Saturday. -- The Adrian Journal, August 3, 1894, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Hartley, Josiah
Died-July 28, 1894, at the home of his parents, three miles northeast of this city, Josiah, the eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hartley.  The little one was taken away only being seriously ill a few hours.
The blow was a severe one to the fond parents,, the little one having arrived at the place where he was the attraction of the family.
The remains were laid to rest on Sunday in the Nichol’s cemetery, song and prayer services at the house were conducted by J. F. Purkey, at the grave uncle Steve Nichols offered a fervent prayer, and the little one was committed to Him who knoweth the sorrow of the afflicted.
The bereaved parents have the profound sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, August 3, 1894, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Evans, baby girl
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Evans on Aug. 21st, a girl baby, the finest one on earth. -- The Adrian Journal, August 30, 1894, Page 8 Column 2, Birth
 

Bickle, baby boy
A boy weighing 16 ½ lbs. was born to Mrs. Geo. Bickle Wednesday, so says the grandma. -- The Adrian Journal, August 30,1894, Page 8 Column 3, Birth
 

Nichols, Francis Marion
Died, at his home in  Kansas City, Sunday, Aug. 26, 1894, of consumption, Francis Marion Nichols, aged 57 years 7 months and 18 days. Deceased was born in Madison county, Ohio and came to Bates county about 25 years ago, where he resided until two years ago when he moved to Kansas City.  Uncle Marion, as he was familiarly called, was widely known in this community and universally respected, he was a consistent Christian man, and had been an active member of the U. B. church for many years.

He was especially gifted in singing and was always a valuable assistant in all church services.  Truly a good man has been called to reap the reward of the faithful.  He leaves a wife, four children, two brothers and one sister to mourn his loss, and in this sad affliction they have the sympathy of the community.  Funeral services held at the Chapel Monday afternoon. Rev. Tresenriter officiating and the remains were laid to rest in the Nichols cemetery.  Thus closes the life of a just man.  Peace to his ashes. -- The Adrian Journal, August 30, 1894, Page 8 Column 5, Death
 

Lanham, baby boy
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lanham, on the 5th, 1894 a fine boy. -- The Adrian Journal, September 7, 1894, Page 4 column 3, Birth
 

Spearman, baby boy
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Spearman, on the 5th, inst., a fine boy. -- The Adrian Journal, September 7, 1894, Page 4 Column 3, Birth
 

Miller, Jacob
Died: At the home of Jno. Rink, of Mound township, yesterday, Jacob Miller, age 83 years and  6 months.  Deceased was born in Germany, and was a member of the Lutheran church. Funeral services will be held at the Chapel today at 2 o’clock, Rev. Wm. Miller will officiate, after which the remains will be laid to rest in the Nichols cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, September 14, 1894, Page 1 Column 1, Death
 

Spearman, Arthur Leland
Died: Sept. 10th at the home of his parents, this city, Arthur Leland, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Spearman.  Little Arthur had suffered intense pain fort several weeks.  The remains were laid to rest in the France cemetery on Tuesday, in this their hour of sorrow Mr. and Mrs.  Spearman have the sympathy of the community. -- The Adrian Journal, September 14, 1894, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Whitlem, Etta
Died, at her home near Freeman, after a painful illness lasting three months, Mrs. Etta Whitlem.  Deceased was a sister of Mrs. H. P. Edwards of this city.  Mr. Edwards and family attended the funeral on Monday. -- The Adrian Journal, September 21, 1894, Page 4 Column 3, Death
 

Pulliam-Cox
Married-At the home of the bride’s parents in this city, Thursday evening Oct. 4, 1894.  Mr. John Pulliam and Miss Iris Cox.  Rev. J.H. Artz officiating.  The contracting parties were almost raised in this city and are known to the entire populace.  They are among Adrian’s best young people; and are held in high esteem.  The wedding ceremony was a quiet affair only the immediate friends of the families being present. After the ceremony a large number of young people gathered at the home of the brides’  parents and gave them a pleasant serenade, they were received in a kindly manner and left their best wishes for the success of the newly married couple. -- The Adrian Journal, October 5, 1894, Page 4 column 2, Marriage
 

Shubert, twin baby boys
Charles Shubert and wife are rejoicing over the birth of twin boys Saturday night; grandpa Wyse is doing was well as could be expected under the circumstances, he is equal to any emergency. -- The Adrian Journal, October 5, 1894, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
 

Nelson, infant
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Nelson, of East Boone, mourn the loss of their five months old babe.  The little one had suffered intensely for sometime until death relieved it of pain last Sunday night.  The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1894, Page 8 Column 5, Death
 

Nye, James Monroe
Died; at his home in this city on Tuesday morning Oct. 30, 1894, of typhoid fever, James Monroe Nye.
Deceased was born in Ohio Oct. 15, 1818, being at the time of his death 76 years and 15 days old.
He moved from Ohio to Springfield, Ill., inn 1851, where he resided until 1866 when he moved to Kansas City, Mo., after several years residence there and at Harrisonville he moved to Adrian in 1882, where he resided until his death.
Deceased was first married to Miss Nancy Bayliss, in 1840, , to which union were born eleven children, his wife died Sept. 1882.  On October 26, 1886 he again married to Mrs. Martha S. Slonaker, who still survives to mourn his loss.
Deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Notwithstanding his ripe old age Mr. Nye was actively engaged in business until he was smitten with disease five weeks ago.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Bell.  The remains were taken to Kansas City Wednesday for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2, 1894, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Bates, baby girl
A girl baby arrived at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Bates Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2, 1894, Page 4 column 3, Birth
 

Miller-Strange
G. W. Miller, of Appleton City, and Miss Edith Strange, of Adrian, were married at the residence of Mrs. Shoup, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, 1894.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. F. W. Brink in the presence of a few relatives. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2, 1894, Page 5 column 3, Marriage
 

Schmidt-Hess
A brilliant even occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. Hess yesterday at 11 o’clock a.m., the occasion was the marriage of their amiable daughter, Miss Ida to Christian Schmidt, a prominent young farmer of this township.  The ceremony was performed in the presence of a large number of invited guests, and was very impressive.  This over the guests were invited to partake of a dinner that was complete in every particular.  All who have dined at this home can form an idea of the sumptuous repast that was spread before the guests on this occasion, it was beyond description.  These worthy young people start out on this journey of life with the good wishes of a host of friends and acquaintances.
-- The Adrian Journal, November 9, 1894, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Ohler, baby boy
Dr. Hall reports the arrival of a new boy at the home of Riley Ohlers Wednesday night, all parties doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23, 1894, Page 1 column 5, Birth
 

Young-McAnally
McAnally-Brown
Married-At the bride’s home, near Main City yesterday at 4 o’clock p.m.  Miss Maude McAnally and Mr. Charles Young, also Mrs. Hanna Brown and Mr. Burr McAnally, Squire Helms officiating.
Mr. McAnally and daughter Maude is well and favorably known in this city and their many friends will wish them a happy future. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23, 1894, Page 4 Column 3, Marriage
 

Eichinger, Mary A.
Died; at her home in this city, on Monday evening Nov. 26th, 1894, Mary A. Eichinger.
Mary A. Alloway was born in York county, Penn., Nov. 10. 1824,  in 1842 she was united in marriage with Frederick Eichinger, to which union were born five children, viz: Michael, Daniel, Henry, Emma and Catherine, the first and last named have passed over the river, the other three with the father survive to mourn the loss of a kind mother and companion.
Mr. and Mrs. Eichinger moved from Penn., to Ill. In 1857, where they resided eleven years, after which time they moved to this county, locating near where Adrian now stands, since which time they have made this their home.
Few people in this community were better known or highly respected than Grandma Eichinger, as she was always called.  Her generous spirit will be missed, and those who have received her favor will ever  cherish her memory.
Deceased was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, having joined in 1866.
Uncle Fred, her bereaved husband has the deep sympathy of the entire community in this his great affliction.  Funeral services were held Wednesday from the U. B. church, conducted by Rev. Jos. Timmons, after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Butler cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, November 30, 1894, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Timmons-Tuttle
Married: at the Palace Hotel Butler, Mo., Nov. 27, 1894, Allen F. Timmons, of Shawnee township and Miss Georgia E. Tuttle, of this city.  Rev. F.W. Brink officiating.  After the ceremony the contracting parties were driven to the groom’s home where about thirty five friends and relatives had gathered to give them a warm reception; it was a most enjoyable occasion, and was heartily appreciated by all present.
The contracting parties are among our most highly respected people, and start out with the best wishes of a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, November 30 1894, Page 8 column 5, Marriage
 

Livengood-Kaiser
W. M. Livengood, of Foster, and Miss Kate Kaiser, of New Home, secured a marriage license last week. -- The Adrian Journal, December 7, 1894, Page 1 column 1, Marriage
 

Hall-Lair
W. C. Hall, of Spruce and M. I. Lair, of Butler, were married in the probate office by Rev. Cowan. -- The Adrian Journal, December 7, 1894, Page 1 column 1, Marriage
 

Mosher-Crews
Married, at the residence, of Mr. and Mrs. W.  J. Crews, near Passaic, Mo., December 7th at 7 o’clock p.m., Walter Mosher and Miss Susie Crews, Rev. Jas. P.  Gilmore presiding.
After the usual congratulations, the couple led the way to the dining room where a sumptuous supper awaited those present.  The bride and groom received many costly and useful presents. -- The Adrian Journal, December 14, 1894, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Lamon, baby boy
Henry Lamon reports the arrival of a new boy at his home a few weeks ago. -- The Adrian Journal, December 14, 1894, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Atwell-McMurry
Married; at the residence of the bride’s parent this city, Thursday evening, Dec. 20th, Oliver Atwell, of Rich Hill, and Miss Emma McMurry, of this city.  The bride is the amiable and accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. McMurry, and has a multitude of friends her who will wish for her a life of blissfulness.  The groom is a resident of Rich Hill, but spent the summer in this city, making friends.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Atwell, the groom’s brother. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1984, Page 4 Column 2, Marriage
 

Janes, baby boy
John Janes is the happiest man on earth, a new boy at his house. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1894, Page 8 column 4, Birth
 

Harmison-Berry
Married; at the residence of Prof. J. J. Berry, father of the bride, on the 23rd of Dec. at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Jerry Harmison to Miss Minta  Berry, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Artz of the U. B. church.
Mr. Harmison is one of our brightest and most highly respected young men, he was born and raised in Deer Creek township, his conduct has been such as to merit the highest esteem, love and confidence of all who have had the pleasure of his acquaintance.   Miss Minta is also a Missourian, well accomplished and most beautiful, one of Adrian’s fairest flowers, loved and respected by all of her acquaintances and her marriage will be a loss to society in Adrian.  Both the bride and groom are members of the U. B. church, and have a host of friends who wish them a happy and prosperous journey through life. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28, 1894, Page 1 Column 1, Marriage
 

Osborne-Gillett
Married at the residence of the bride’s parents, in Mound township Dec. 25th, at 4 o’clock p.m. Scuyler Osborne and Miss Hattie Gillett.  The contracting parties are so well and favorably known in this community, that words of commendation are not needed. The groom is an energetic and prosperous farmer, a man of sterling qualities………….(The rest of the article is missing) -- The Adrian Journal, December 28, 1894, Page 8 Column 5, Marriage
 

Askew, John
Died, at the residence of his parents, on Dec. 24th, John the eight year old son of Robt Askew.  The little one had been sick for a long time and had suffered intensely.  He is now at rest.  The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in this sad bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28, 1894, Page 8 Column 4, Death
 

Bagby, Henry
One of the saddest accidents that has shocked this community, occurred last Wednesday morning, as a result of which one of the best young men in this county was instantly killed.
Henry Bagby and Will Riley, two young men living in the vicinity of Burdett, started out on a hunt, they were traveling along a hedge fence, one on either side.  Riley attempted to had a shot gun through the fence to Bagby muzzle first.  In doing this the lock caught on a limb discharging the gun, the contents lodging in Bagby’s left breast, causing instant death.
Deceased is a son of James Bagby, an old settler and highly respected citizen.  Henry was a popular an d upright young man, lived and respected by all who knew him.  His sudden demise is a terrible calamity to his parents, brother and sisters. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28, 1894, Page 8 Column 4, Death


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