The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri
Jan. 3, 1896 - Dec. 25, 1896
Jan. 31, Feb. 27)
Died-December 30th, at her home one mile north of Crescent Hill,
Elizabeth, wife of William Stratton. Deceased was a faithful member of the
Dunkard church, and leaves a husband and two sons to mourn her loss. They have
the sympathy of the community in this sad hour. Funeral services will be held
later. -- The Adrian Journal, January 3, 1896, Page 8 column 1, Death
Married, at the home of the bride’s parents, Miss Alice Hunt and Jesse Six.
May peace and prosperity attend them on their journey through life. -- The
Adrian Journal, January 10, 1896, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
Married, at the residence of the bride’s father, this city, on Tuesday Jany.
7th, J. E. Ramey and Rebecca Yoder. These young people are well and
favorably known in this community and their many friends join in wishing them
life’s greatest blessings. They will make their home on the Ramey farm east of
town. -- The Adrian Journal, January 10, 1896, Page 5 column 1, Marriage
Bushel from Burdett, January 5th, 96 - While we don not possess
the necessary articles in Burdett to get the news every week, sometimes
something occurs worthy of note in your valuable paper. Our county is not
infected with mad dogs, drunkenness, counterfeiters, rail road disasters,
blowing up of mines, bank failures, etc.; however we can county on a holy row
at least once each year, and twice if the pastor happens to die or resign his
Old. Mr. ….acting as secretary of the navy, and wields the regimental colors,
his followers are all great men and are good skirmishers. They are “Like a
roaring lion” seeking to devour some poor feller up.
But hold on! We have something to tell you, come near we would whisper it low;
this thing must be kept a secret for a least one week, until all danger of the
tin can brigade shall have passed. A man by the name of Cupid passed through
this community of even date with the writing of this article, who bears the
reputation of being an excellent archer. He first visited Tory Balgum’s, and
finding there Luke Ashbaugh, whose business seemed to be that of courting Miss
Minnie. Cupid at once meddled with their affairs, which at once resulted, as
usual, in an unconditional surrender, the arrow passed through the hearts of
both, ranging tableward, where a bountiful repast had been provided for the
occasion, by Miss Minnie’s parents. Rev. and Cutbertson, who promulgates the
teaching of the Supreme being at the Baptist church at Burdett officiating.
After the fateful words which made them one were pronounced, the dining room was
invaded by the family relatives. Rev. Cuthbertson and Cupid. After this Cupid
and Cuthbertson were again on the war path. They at once repaired to the home
of James Bagby, where Thomas Roach and Miss Lizzie were found in waiting, having
been duly informed as to who was on their trail had also surrendered to the
inevitable and in less time that in takes to tell it they to were placed on a
level with the poor married man, where he spendeth his sheckles in the purchase
of fine linen, wherewith to come the bosom of his family, while he himself is
found at the gates of the city with one suspender only. At precisely 4 o’clock
p.m. the happy couple ornamented with a pendant bell of artistic design, where
the officiating clergyman pronounced them one, which one we can’t say. It of
course became a part of the obligation to eat, which tended to shake the faith
of the Rev. and Cupid, and tax the seams and buttons of their paraphernalia,
which indicated a wasting of strength, and that too much of a good thing is not
enjoyed by even a preacher. We do not know as to presents, or who acted as
“Paranymph” on either occasion, however it is safe to presume they all got
horses for presents. Mr. Ashbaugh and Miss Balgum, Mr. Roach and Miss Bagby are
highly esteemed in this community, and we hope that they may have a happy voyage
down the river of life, and it might be well to add, be void of squall, and let
each be the first to retract the little differences that may arise. It is now
eight o’clock p.m. and we are tired and sleepy, let us retire. If either Mess.
Roach or Ashbaugh feel like contributing $10 or such a matter to the writer of
this article, they may leave the same in the auger hole in Dan Cothrien’s gate
post, where in due time it will be absorbed by the author. -- The Adrian
Journal, January 10, 1896, Page 8 Column 1, Marriage
Jones, John C.
Died, at his home in this city, Saturday, January 11, 1896, after a
lingering illness, John C. Jones.
Deceased was born in Wales June 7, 1838, and came to this country at the age of
12 years. He enlisted in the federal army in 1861 and was in active service
until the close of the war, he was in a southern prison three months. As a
citizen deceased was quiet and unassuming, yet kind and accommodating. At the
age of 17 years he joined the Baptist church, and later in life united with the
Cumberland Presbyterian church, in which faith he died. In 1867 he was married
to Sarah Burns, who survives him. To this union was born one child, a son W.
G. Jones, who is train dispatcher for this division of the Missouri Pacific
road, with headquarters at Nevada. Funeral services were held from the M. E.
church, this city, Sunday at 10 o’clock, a.m., conducted by Rev. H. C. Case, who
preached a very touching discourse. As an evidence of the esteem in which
deceased was held the large concourse of people who attended the funeral
services was sufficient proof. The G. A.R. Post of this city laid the remains
to rest in the Mt. Olivet cemetery with the beautiful burial service of
the order. -- The Adrian Journal, January 17, 1896, Page 1 Column 2, Death
The eight year old son of Thomas Brown died Monday of diphtheria and was
buried on Tuesday. The family have the sympathy of the community in this
bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, January 17, 1896, Page 4 Column 1, Death
Chas. Lentz and wife, formerly of this city but now of Johnson county, are
rejoicing over the arrival of the finest girl baby on earth at their home.
Their many friends her extend congratulations. -- The Adrian Journal, January
17, 1896, Page 4 column 4, Birth
The Lentz boys received a telegram Monday announcing the
death of the eight months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lentz, at their
home, Leeton, Mo. Henry, Warren, Aaron and Sam took the first train for that
place to attend the funeral. This is a severe trial for this worthy young
couple, and their many friends here united in extending sympathy and condolence
in this their hour of gloom. -- The Adrian Journal, September 18m 1896, Page 4
column 3, Death
A Tramp Is Killed Trying To Steal A Ride On A Freight Train
The people of this city were thrown into a fever of excitement Tuesday evening
when it was announced that a tramp had been run over by a freight train. The
facts are as follows: Three tramps had been in the city during the day making
and selling imitations of water lilies, when the north bound freight came
through at 4:30 o’clock they sought passage on the truss rods under the cars.
The brakemen had ordered them off the train, but to no avail. At the north end
of the switch he fell from his lodging, six or eight cars passed over his
body. His right arm was cut off between this wrist and elbow, his right leg was
severed b between the ankle and knee, two fingers were taken from his right
hand, and his skull was badly crushed, the frontal bone being broken into many
pieces, in fact he was bruised from head to foot. He died at 6:45 o’clock p.m.
His companions gave his name as Ed. Kelly, and said that his father was engaged
in the grocery business at Decatur, Ill. Mayor Satterlee sent a telegram to the
chief of Police of that city, and received an answer to the effect that no such
person lived or was known in that city.
Coroner Renick, of Butler, was sent for and held an inquest over the body. Chas.
Stacey, one of his companions, said that he had known him for 18 months and that
he had during that time been known by the name of Ed. Kelley and that he was on
the train without the knowledge or consent of the train men, that the company
was not responsible for the injuries received by him. Those other companion,
Bert Clark testified to substantially the same facts.
Marshal Highley and night watch Hewitt saw him fall from his lodging.
Dr. Tuttle, the company’s physician was present to render any assistance, but
medical aid was of no avail. His identity will probably remain a secret as not a
thing was found on his person to give any clue as to who he was or where he
hailed from. Undertakers Kidwell & Lentz and J. H. Neff took charge of the
body and gave it a decent burial. The ladies of the W. C. T . U. and Rev. G. W.
Scott held a brief funeral service over the remains. Mrs. Putnam made some
pointed and in our judgment, very sensible remarks. We are all tramps on the
dusty highway of life, and our future is to us a hidden mystery.
How many times this poor man had been refused the cup of cold water, and that
too by those who profess faith in the Christ, but his career is ended, his
problem solved, while ours is an unfathomable mystery and unknown quality. --
The Adrian Journal, February 7 1896, Page 1 column 3, Death
Joseph Pulliam was summoned to Mingo township one day last week on account
of the serious illness, from pneumonia, of his brother John whose death occurred
Jany. 30th. Deceased leaves a wife and five young children. Mr.
Pulliam and other relatives have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in
the loss of their beloved brother. -- The Adrian Journal, February 7, 1896, Page
8 column 1, Death
Accidental Shooting-Daily Democrat
Last Saturday evening Charles Johnson, who had been working for parties in
Summit township for several years, accidentally shot and killed himself. At the
time of the accident he was visiting the family of Mr. Bell, living eight miles
east of this city. He had taken a double barrel gun and gone out hunting. When
in the road near W. N. Crouch’s he met two young men, acquaintances of his,
named Bell and Holland, riding horseback; they stopped, dismounted and were
standing talking to Johnson who had set his gun on the ground breech downward
and had both hands over the mouth of the muzzle, his head resting on his hands,
and while in that position and in some unaccountable way the gun went off, the
shot passing through both hands and into his neck, killing him instantly. The
body was taken to W. M. Crouch’s and Dr. Renick summoned who went there early
Sunday morning and held a coroner’s inquest over the remains. His parents
reside in Benton county. Wm. Naylor and uncle of the deceased, residing in the
eastern part of this county, took charge of the body and interment was made in
the cemetery at Elizabeth Chapel. -- The Adrian Journal, February 7, 1896, Page
4 Column 2, Death
Died: at the home of her parents, Grand River township Saturday evening Feb.
15, 1896 Anna, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Argenbright, age 25
years, 5 months and 8 days. Deceased was born in this county and all the years
of her life had been spent here, where she scattered sunshine and good cheer.
She possessed an amiable disposition, and was a leading figure in society. Her
sunny disposition drew about her a host of admiring friends. In August 1888 she
professed faith in Christ and united with the M. E. church, south, since which
time she has lived a consistent Christian life, and during her long illness she
was ever resigned to the will of the Master. Funeral services were held on
Monday from the Methodist church at Altona, where a very touching sermon was
preached by Rev. Frank E. Winger, of Kansas City, after which the remains were
tenderly laid to rest in the Mt. Olivet cemetery. As an evidence of the
esteem in which she was held the large concourse of people who attended the
funeral was sufficient proof. The sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters have
the sympathy of friends in this their hour of gloom and sadness. -- The Adrian
Journal, February 21, 1896, Page 1 Column 2, Obituary
Dr. Tuttle reports a girl baby at Dave Smiths. -- The Adrian Journal,
February 21, 1896, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
One of the prettiest and daintiest of home wedding occurred at the home of
Mr. A. Leffler in West Adrian on Wednesday evening, Feb. 26th at 7
o’clock. The contracting parties being Mr. G. L. Woods, a prominent and highly
respected young farmer of Grand River twp. And Miss Pearl, the lovely and
accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Leffler. Promptly at 7 o’clock to the
beautiful strains of the wedding march deftly executed by Mrs. Annie Smith, the
young couple marched into the parlor and standing under a beautiful evergreen
and smilax bell, were united in holy wedlock. Rev Tresenriter of the U. B.
church officiating in his graceful and impressive manner. After congratulations
were extended a dainty lap supper was served consisting of various kinds of
cake, fruit, oranges, candy, tea and coffee, and then came the brides cake which
was excellent. Misses Ethel Leffler and Ethel Hudelson dressed in white waited
on the guests in a very graceful manner. The bride looked dainty and lovely in
a dress of white swiss with natural flowers for ornament. The groom wore the
conventional black. Many beautiful and useful presents were received. Among
the names of those giving presents we noticed were: Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Moudy of
W. S. Mahan presented the gifts to Mr. and Mrs. Woods in a neat little speech.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Marion Woods, Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Crawford, of
Altona, Rev. And Mrs. Tresenriter, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. White of Sheldon, Mo., and
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hudelson, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hudelson, Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Mahan, Mr. T. Wyatt, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Denton, Mrs. Lydia Hudelson, Mrs. Annie
Smith, Misses, Edith and Parrie White, of Sheldon, Mo., Nellie Mitchell, Lulu
Wyse, Mrs. J. J. Lacy, of Kansas City, Messers Joe Highley, W. A. Highley,
Coleman Woods, Robert Hudelson, Fred Hudelson, Clyde Mahan.
The day following a reception was tendered the young couple at the home of the
groom’s parents 3 miles north of Altona. Dinner was served to about 75 guests.
The waiters were Miss Rena Leffler and Lulu Wyse and Messer’s Coleman, Woods
and Oke Hoagland. In the evening the young people gathered in to the number of
125, to them was served an oyster soup, cake and float. The Altona Band
furnished delightful music throughout the day and evening. -- The Adrian
Journal, March 6, 1896, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
Married, at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. A. W. Prindle, of Elkhart,
on the 1st inst. John H. Wolfe and Maggie Ball. The young people
are well and favorably known in this community, and their friends join in hearty
congratulations. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1896, Page 4 column 3,
Milton Shelton rejoices over the advent of a girl baby. -- The Adrian
Journal, March 6, 1896, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
Died, at his home in Mound township, on the 29th, ult., John
O’Dea, age 58 years. Deceased was a respected citizen of this community, having
lived her e any hears. Funeral services were held on the 2nd inst
conducted by the Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 A.F.& A.M., of which he was a
member. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1896, Page 8 column 2, Death
Died, at her home in Shawnee township March 1, 1896, Lillie A. T. Cantrell,
wife of Stephen Cantrell, aged 67 years, 3 months and 11 days. Deceased was a
native of Georgia, and married to Stephen Cantrell April 7, 1844, came to
Missouri in 1867, where they have since resided. She professed faith in Christ
in early life but did not untied with the church until the year 1895, when she
joined the Baptist church, in which faith she died. She was a highly esteemed
lady, loved by all who knew her. A husband, four sons, and two daughters
survive to mourn the loss of a loved friends. The funeral services were held
Monday, Rev J. A. Smith conducting the services, after which the remains were
laid to rest in the Owen cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1896, Page 8
Column 3, Death
Died, at his residence in this city, on the 2nd, inst, after a
weeks illness, John Purkey, age 79 years, 4 months and 22 days. Deceased was
born in York county, Pa., Oct. 10, 1816, from there he moved to Ohio, and from
thence to Illinois, coming to this state in 1869, and resided here until he was
called across the river. He was twice married, two children of the first union
still survive, four are dead. To the second union were born twelve children,
seven of whom (five sons and two daughters) survive with the mother to mourn the
loss of a loved one. Deceased was converted at a United Brethren camp meeting
held at Strausburg, Pa., when he was but thirteen years of age he joined the M.
E. Church and form many years was a class leader in that denomination, and a
faithful member, later in life he united with the U. B. church; but changed his
membership to the M. E. church, and at the time of his death was a member of
that denomination in this city. He was perhaps the best Bible student, among
the laymen, in this part of the county; and added to this a rich religious
experience made him an instructive conversationalist. Funeral services were
held from the M. E. church Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Shoslin and Tresenriter;
and the remains laid to rest in the Nichols cemetery. His life is ended;
his work done; he has gone to his rest. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6,1896,
Page 8 column 3, Death
We are pained to chronicle the death of our esteemed friend and neighbor
Geo. L. Chapman, who departed this life on the third inst, at his home in Grand
River township. Mr. Chapman was born in Madison county, Ohio in 1828, where he
married Miss Winnie Keen in 1858. He served with gallantry in the Union army
during the war. In 1868, shortly after its close, he came to Bates co. with his
family, where he continued to reside until the time of his death. Deceased left
a wife and seven children to mourn his loss, five boys and two girls. The sons,
emulating the example of their father, are citizens of sterling worth sober,
honest, respected, and industrious, and are numbered among our best citizens.
The daughters are married to worthy citizens of the community. All were in
attendance at his bedside when he passed away. Death was no surprise to him, he
had long suffered from pulmonary trouble contracted during his tern of service
in the army, and when it came, he met it with patient fortitude, expressed a
willingness to go, and exhorted his weeping wife and children to meet him in
Heaven. Mr. Chapman was a Christian; and Christianity with him was practical.
He followed the Golden Rule, was blessed with many friends, and no enemies. Our
whole community joins in sympathy with the bereaved wife and family. -- The
Adrian Journal, March 13, 1896, Page 1 Column 3, Death
John Beckett is rejoicing over a boy baby at his home. -- The Adrian
Journal, March 14, 1896, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
Mrs. Daniel Gloyd died at the home of her father in Altona, on Sunday March
8th. She leaves a husband and one child, a daughter 10 years of
age. The death of Mrs. Gloyd’s mother, Mrs. Cantrell, occurred just one week
previous. To the families thus compelled to undergo this double bereavement the
sincere sympathy of the community is extended. -- The Adrian Journal, March 14,
1896, Page 8 column 3, Death
Henry Rogers died at his home in this city on Tuesday, March 17th,
of typhoid fever, age, 53 years. Deceased was born in Hendrix county, Ind., and
came to this county with his parents in 1856 and has resided in this and Cass
county since that time, except a few years spent in Kansas during the war. He
was a member of the Baptist church. A wife, two daughters and one son survive
him. Funeral services were held yesterday from the Baptist church in this city,
conducted by Rev. Harris, pastor of the Baptist church in Harrisonville. A
large concourse of people were present to pay their respects to the memory of
the dead. The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. The
family have the sympathy of friends in their bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal,
March 20, 1896, Page 8 Column 2, Death
The remains of Frank Saighman were brought here from Kansas City Tuesday
and laid to rest in the Nichols cemetery. Deceased died of consumption,
was 24 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss. Her
formerly resided in this county. -- The Adrian Journal, March 20, 1896, Page 4
column 3, Death
L. R. Purkey and wife returned Monday from Drexel, where they had been to
attend the funeral of their nephew, the infant son of Charles Robins and wife.
Another child, twin, of the one that died has also been dangerously ill, but is
reported better at this writing. The parents have the sympathy of their many
friends here. -- The Adrian Journal, March 20, 1896, Page 4 column 2, Death
There was considerable surprise in this city Wednesday when it was announced
that Thomas Elkins and Nellie Hall had quietly driven to Butler and applied for
a license to marry, the bride’s father was notified of their intention by
Recorder Hale, the father wired the officer to issue the license, and to Mr.
Elkins and his daughter to get married and come home. The young couple did not
remain in Butler long enough to get the message, but drove to Osceola, where
they were married, and immediately notified the bride’s parents. The
contracting parties are well and favorably known in Adrian. The groom is the
prescription clerk at Hall & Son’s Drug store, and is a worthy young man,
temperate, industrious and economical. The bride is the amiable daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. W. P. Hall, and has grown to womanhood in this city, where she has a
host of friends. They have the best wishes of all, coupled with the hope that
their lives may be a tranquil as the brooklet. It was an act of youthful
indiscretion to take this step without the knowledge of the bride’s parents, but
all has been forgiven let the curtain of charity be dropped over the foibles of
youth, and greet them as friends. The Journal extends congratulations. -- The
Adrian Journal, March 27, 1896, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
Rev. Griffin reports a fine boy baby at his home. -- The Adrian Journal,
March 27, 1896, Page 5 Column 5, Birth
James Kanatzer died at the residence of his father, in Grand River township,
on Wednesday, April 1st, aged 40 years. The funeral services were
held yesterday. -- The Adrian Journal, April 3, 1896, Page 4 Column 2, Death
James Rains, living west of this city reports the arrival of a 9 pound boy
at his home on Thursday of last week. -- The Adrian Journal, April 3, 1896, Page
4 column 2, Birth
The remains of John Taylor, who died of consumption at his home in Austin
last Tuesday night, were buried in Crescent Hill cemetery last Saturday.
-- The Adrian Journal, April 10, 1896, Page 8 column 1, Death
Dr. Bates reports the arrival of a new girl at the home of Chas. Harper’s
Wednesday evening, all parties doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, April 17,
1896, Page 1 column 2, Birth
Dr. Tuttle reports the arrival of a bouncing baby boy at the home of J. W.
Hamilton on the 14th inst., all parties are doing well. -- The Adrian
Journal, April 17,1896, Page 1 Column 2, Birth
A very startling and serious accident occurred on the farm of Jack McCraw
three miles northwest of town last Saturday. A number of children were playing
along the banks of the creek, when the two year old son of Sam McCraw fell into
the creek, and was drowned before help could be secured. The children gave the
alarm, which received a ready response but all efforts to resuscitate the child
were in vain. Funeral services were held Sunday, and the remains were laid to
rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of friends in
this sudden and severe bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, March 17, 1896, Page
8 column 2, Death
One of the most pleasant social events ever witnessed in this city was that,
which according to appointment, took place at the beautiful residence of Mayor
and Mrs. A. J. Satterlee, on 1st St., Wednesday at high noon. It was
the occasion of the marriage of their beautiful and amiable daughter, Nellie
Mitchell to James S. Shinabarger, Esq., of Maryville, Mo. The ceremony was
performed in the presence of a small circle of friends and relatives. Rev. J. A
. Smith, in a very impressive manner performed the ceremony which made them man
and wife, at the close of which the bride and groom led the way to the spacious
dining room, where a delicate, yet sumptuous repast was served. The bride is a
native of this county, where all the years of her life have been spent. She was
one of the beautiful flowers of our city, and was held in high esteem by a large
circle of friends. The groom is a rising young lawyer of Nodaway county, and is
now prosecuting attorney of that county, he is a fine appearing young gentleman,
and is highly spoken of as a young man of real merit. There is no reason why
this should not be a happy union. The bridal party took the 1:09 train for
Maryville, where they will make their future home. The Journal joins with their
many friends in wishing them a life of unsullied bliss. May their future be as
bright as the fondest imagination has pained it, may their joys be many and
their regrets few. A large list of valuable gifts was presented to them by
friends. The Journal extends thanks to the parents for courtesies extended the
press, and take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation. -- The Adrian
Journal, April 24, 1896, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
Dr. Tuttle reports a new heir at the home of Bruce Atkinson. -- The Adrian
Journal, April 24, 1896, Page 5 Column 3, Birth
J. F. McCorkle and Mrs. Mattie Davis, both of this city, were married at
Butler on the 16th inst. They have the best wishes of friends for
their future happiness. -- The Adrian Journal, April 24, 1896, Page 5 column 3,
Dr. Hall reports the arrival of a big boy at the home of D. Moles. -- The
Adrian Journal, May 1, 1896, Page 5 column 3, Birth
A deep shadow was cast over our little city last Tuesday morning when the
tolling of the church bell announced the death of Herman Murphy, although his
death was not a surprise to his friends. For several days his life had been
despaired of, he having been afflicted with quick consumption and asthma.
Deceased was born in this township, June 20, 1866, being at the time of his
death 29 years 10 months and 15 days old. All the years of his life were spent
here, and every one knew him, and no citizen was more highly esteemed. On
November 22, 1893, he married Emma Hughes, an highly esteemed young lady of this
city; this proved to be a most agreeable union. About one year ago Herman was
converted and joined the Baptist church in this city, since which time he has
lived a consistent Christian life, peaceful, generous hearted and courteous in
his dealings. No one could rise to say ought against his integrity as a
Christian and gentleman. For several years he has been engaged in the insurance
business, having his office with H. C. Bower, who was at his bedside during his
last hours on earth. The writer had an acquaintance with the deceased, and knew
him to admire him for his manly traits of character. He leaves a wife and
sister, Mrs. H. G. Cherry to mourn the loss of a loving husband and kind
brother. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon
at three o’clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. A. Smith, under whose
ministry he was converted. The funeral sermon was a most touching one. The
exceedingly large concourse of people present at the last sad rites, attest the
esteem in which deceased was held. The body, encased in an elegant casket,
covered with beautiful wreaths of flowers, was tenderly laid to rest in Crescent
Hill cemetery, and near relatives and mourning friends look up through
their tears, to the beautiful light beyond, and say: It is well. -- The Adrian
Journal, May 8, 1896, Page 1 Column 2, Death
Lee Petit is rejoicing over a female heir at his home. Dr. Tuttle has our
thanks for the item. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1896, Page 4 column 3, Birth
Dr. Gilmore reports the arrival of a bouncing boy baby at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Jenkins. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1896, Page 4 column 2,
On Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s brother,
Reuben Bryant, William H. DeArman and Miss Jennie Bryant were united in marriage
by Elder Phil Stark. The ceremony was performed in the presence of the immediate
friends of the contracting parties. After the ceremony was over and the usual
congratulations, the bridal party led the way to the dining room where a
delicate collation was served, by Mrs. R. Bryant and several assistants, this
displayed both tack and skill in the art by the agreeable hostess, and those
present will ever remember the hospitable manner in which they were
entertained. The groom is one of the substantial and highly esteemed business
men of this city, having for many years been actively engaged in business here,
where he has a host of friends. The bride is a most estimable lady, and has a
large circle of friends who esteem her highly for her many womanly qualities.
The contracting parties are at home at the family residence on east main
street. Their many friends united in extending congratulations and best wishes
for their future happiness and prosperity. Mary their pathway be ever peaceful.
The Journal united in congratulations and returns thanks for courtesies
extended. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1896, Page 8 Column 2, Marriage
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Chitty died last Sunday morning after a
very brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday morning from the home,
conducted by Rev. T. A. Farley, after which the remains were tenderly laid to
rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of
friends in this sad hour. -- The Adrian Journal, May 15, 1896, Page 1 column 3,
Little Cecil, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Thompson, died in
Kansas City yesterday. The remains arrived on the noon train today, and were
laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 15, 1896,
Page 4 Column 3, Death
On Thursday May 13, 1896, Dr. George J. Shore, of Garden City, and Miss
Sophia Hess, of Adrian, were united in marriage, at the home of the bride’s
parents, at 11 o’clock a.m., by the undersigned, in the presence of a host or
relatives and friends. After the congratulations and the procession formed with
the bride and groom in the lead, and marched to the dining room, where a
sumptuous feast was prepared and in waiting. After thanking the giver of all
good for his blessings, all heartily partook of the bountiful repast. Many and
valuable presents were given the newly married couple. The groom is an eminent
physician, formerly of this county, but now of Garden City, where he and his
oldest son have an extensive practice. The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.
Hess, is one of our most estimable ladies. Their future home will be in Garden
City. May the mantle of peace and prosperity ever o’re shadow their pathway in
life. -- The Adrian Journal, May 22,1896, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
The eighteen month old child of Dan Keiffer died last Monday, after a long
and painful illness. The funeral services were to have been held Tuesday, but
owing to the heavy storm were postponed until Wednesday. The parents have the
sympathy of friends in this affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, May 22, 1896,
Page 5 Column 3, Death
Again we are called upon to announce a visit of the grim monster to our
city. This time it took from us our worthy and highly esteemed fellow citizen,
Joseph Harvey Fisher, who fell asleep at 2:40 o’clock, p.m. Wednesday, May 27,
Deceased was born in Franklin county, Ohio Dec. 20, 1823, where he grew to
manhood. On Nov. 9, 1849 he was married to Miss Rhoda Davidson, who has
graveled the rugged pathway of life with him to his death. To this union were
born eight children, five of whom are living; they are as follows: John Fisher,
of Fairplay, Colo., I. M. Fisher, of Amsterdam, Mrs. John Todd, of Clay county,
Mrs. J.D. Simpson, of this city, and Mrs. John Henderson, of Merwin, all were
present when their father died.
Deceased enlisted in the Federal army as a member of Co. E. 133rd,
Ohio volunteers , serving as 1st Corporal of his company.
Deceased moved from Ohio to Kan. In 1870, from there to Platt co., Mo., in 1872,
from thence he came to Bates county in 1882 and settled on his large farm near
Vinton. Three years ago he moved to this city.
In early life deceased professed faith in Christ and joined the M. E. church,
and at the time of his death he was a faithful member of that denomination in
Mr. Fisher had been active and energetic all his life, and by push and business
tact had amassed a considerable property.
As a citizen he was honest and upright in his dealings; pleasant and agreeable
with his fellowman, he was respected by all who knew him. Until quite recently
he moved about with the agility of a man much younger in years.
The family have the deep sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
Funeral services were held from the M. E. church this morning at 9 o’clock
conducted by Rev. T. A. Farley, the remains were laid to rest in the Butler
cemetery, with G. A. R. honors, Adrian Post having charge. -- The Adrian
Journal, May 29,1896, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Dr. Tuttle reports the arrival of a brand new boy at the home of William G.
Purkey, on last Friday, all parties doing well, especially William. -- The
Adrian Journal, May 29, 1896, Page 5 column 2, Birth
Dr. Hall was called to see Mrs. F. Lowen, of Elkhart, yesterday evening in
confinement, while the Dr. was enroute the lady was attended by her other Mrs.
Fred Dauck and Mrs. Conard, (her mother was 72 years old). Just before the
birth of the child Mrs. Dauck fell dead from apoplexy. The Dr. arrive in time
to see her breath her last breath. The excitement was a severe strain on the
sick daughter, but she is doing well considering the trying circumstances. --
The Adrian Journal, June 5, 1896, Page 1 Column 2, Death
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a fine boy to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mefford on
June 1st. -- The Adrian Journal, June 5, 1896, Page 4 Column 2, Birth
Born, today to Rev. and Mrs. T. A. Farley, a boy. -- The Adrian Journal,
June 5, 1896, Page 4 column 2, Birth
The infant child of William Saterlee died yesterday morning, the remains
were laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 5,
1896, Page 4 column 2, Death
Married, at the home of the bride’s parents, three miles northwest of Archie
Wednesday June 17, 1896, E. D. Kohler and Miss Ona D. Ripley, Rev. Tresenriter
officiating. Miss India Hoover, of this city acted as bride’s maid, and Prof.
B. G. Ripley, the bride’s brother, acted the part of best man. They young
people are well and favorably known in this city, and their many friends united
in wishing them a life of unsullied bliss. -- The Adrian Journal, June 19, 1896,
Page 8 column 2, Marriage
The 10 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wills died at the home of the
parents yesterday morning after a ten days illness. The remains were laid to
rest in the France cemetery yesterday evening. The parents have the
sympathy of their many friends in this sad bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal,
July 3, 1896, Page 4 Column 2, Death
J. W. Hartley is rejoicing over the advent of an eleven pound boy at his
home last Saturday night. -- The Adrian Journal, July 3, 1896, Page 5 Column 3,
Died: at his home in Pleasant Hill, on Sunday July 5, 1896, William
McDaniel. Deceased was born in North Carolina and in 1815 and moved with his
parents to Indiana in 1835, thence to Missouri. United with the regular Baptist
church in 1835; joined the Masons in the forties, was a faithful church member
for 60 years and a member of the Masonic fraternity over 50 years. Seven
children, four girls, and three boys survive him.
S. A. McDaniel, of this city, a member of the firm of Bryant & McDaniel, and a
highly respected citizen, is a son of the deceased, and in this bereavement he
has the sympathy of friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, and the
remains laid to rest near Peculiar, with Masonic honors. -- The Adrian Journal,
July 3, 1896, Page 8 column 2, Death
Died: at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bud Gregg, Mingo township, on Sunday
July 5, 1896, after a long and painful illness, James Forbes. Deceased was born
in Miama county, Indiana, April 27, 1844. For a number of years he had resided
in this county, where he was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends.
He was a sincere Christian man always doing what he could for the cause of the
In the closing hours of his life he called for songs and prayer, and gave
testimony concerning his experience. He leaves a wife and seven children to
mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.
Funeral services Monday from the Little Deer Creek Chapel, Rev. W. M. Griffin
officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the Nichols cemetery. The
large concourse of people in attendance was sufficient evidence of the high
esteem in which deceased was held. The family have the deep sympathy of the
community in this their hour of sadness. -- The Adrian Journal, July 3, 1896,
Page 8 Column 2, Death
A distressing accident occurred at App’s saw mill on Wednesday, July 1st.
John Knowles, who was engaged in running the mill, was caught in the saw and
received injuries which will probably prove fatal. His left arm was sawed off
above the elbow, the lower part of one lung was cut off, and his abdomen was so
torn that his bowels dropped out. The mystery is, how has the poor unfortunate
man survived? There is some hope of his recovery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 3,
1896, Page 8 column 3, Accident
Judge Page, a prominent citizen of Cass county, died at his home near Dayton
last week. -- The Adrian Journal, July 10 1896, Page 4 column 3, Death
Died, at the home of his parents, this city, July 22, Walter Burner, the
thirteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Herrell.
It pains us to be compelled to announce the death of this bright and charming
little babe, who had been in this world long enough to fill a large placed in
the family circle. He was a beautiful child, and always attracted the favorable
attention of all who met him. The parents, sister and brother, who are among
the most highly esteemed citizens of Adrian, have the deep sympathy of a large
circle of friends in this bereavement.
Funeral services were held yesterday from the Baptist church, Rev. J. A. Smith
conducting the service. A large audience was present to pay their respects to
the memory of the dead. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Butler
Cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 24, 1896, Page 8 column 1, Death
Eugene Jones died at the home of his parents, near Crescent Hill, last
Friday night, of consumption, at the age of 22 years. Funeral services were held
Saturday. -- The Adrian Journal, August 7, 1896, Page 4 column 3, Death
Married at Pledge Sunday at ten a.m. Jane Lemon to Ebenezer Sweet. -- The
Adrian Journal, August 7, 1896, Page 8 Column 1, Marriage
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Thurman are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine girl baby
at their home. -- The Adrian Journal, August 14, 1896, Page 4 Column 3, Birth
Married Tuesday evening August 11, 1896, at residence of Rev. Jos. Timmons,
this city, Charles F. Fenton and Irena E. Kelly, both of Mound township. The
contacting parties are well known in this community and their large circle of
friends unite in wishing them a happy and prosperous future. The Journal joins
in the good wishes and congratulations.
-- The Adrian Journal, August 14, 1896, Page 8 column 2, Marriage
Sol Fahnestock, a single man about 22 years old, committed suicide at the
home of John T. Wise, of Mingo township, Tuesday night, by the shotgun route.
He held the muzzle of the gun so that the contents entered his mouth. Death
was instantaneous. No cause is assigned for the commission of the deed, his
friends believe that he was crazed from fever from which he had been suffering
for several days.
Later: J. Coy of Aaron, called and gave us the following report with is correct:
Fahnestock stopped at the Wise’s place to stay all night; in the evening Joe
Wise was engaged in milking, Fahnestock ask him if he had any morphine about the
house, and was informed that they had not; later in the evening while in the
house, he examined the shotgun and asked if it was loaded, being informed that
it was not, he asked if they had any loaded shells, to this he received an
affirmative answer and took down the sack containing same and examined them. All
this time he did not intimate that he had any intention of taking his life. At
bedtime he retired. About midnight the family was awakened by the report of the
gun. The contents of the gun were emptied in the forehead instead of the mouth,
the whole top of his head was literally blown off. No cause is assigned for the
commission of the deed. Mr. Coy was one of the first parties to arrive after
the deed was done and the facts as briefly given above is all that is known of
the matter. The deceased has always been considered an inoffensive young man,
and much surprise is expressed at this sudden termination of his life. -- The
Adrian Journal, August 14, 1896, Page 8 Column 3, Death
A girl baby gladdened the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Walters last Friday
morning. -- The Adrian Journal, August 21, 1896, Page 4 column 2, Birth
Died, at his home two miles northwest of this city, on Tuesday, August 25,
1896, Gotthard Hess, age 52 years 7 months and 7 days.
Deceased was born in Theningen, Baden Germany, and came to the U. S. in 1868,
locating near Ottawa, Ill., from there he came to Bates county in 1879, locating
on the present homestead.
In 1869 deceased was married to Mrs. Haas, who, with five children, two sons and
three daughters, survive to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.
In the death of Mr. Hess the community loses one if its most enterprising and
highly esteemed citizens. No man possessed a more generous heart than he, and
he was ever ready to help the needy and speak a word of encouragement to the
disheartened. He was always in sympathy with every movement that had for its
object the promotion of the public welfare. The community has lost one of its
Funeral services were held from the home yesterday, conducted by Lutheran
Minister, of which church deceased was a member. The large number of people
that assembled at the home is sufficient evidence of the esteem in which
deceased was held. The ritualistic ceremony of the Workmen was rendered at the
The family have the deep sympathy of a large circle of friends in this their
great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, August 28, 1896, Page 8 column 1,
Mrs. Joe DeJarnatte died at her home in East Boone township, Sunday. She had
been in ill health for several months and her death was not unexpected. She and
Mr. DeJarnatt were married last Christmas. Funeral services were held on
Monday. The husband has the sympathy of his many friends in this his hour of
sadness. -- The Adrian Journal, September 18, 1896, Page 8 Column 3, Death
Married at the home of the bride’s uncle, Calvin Simons, of this city, on
Tuesday evening, Sept., 16th, F. W. Manchester of Lamar, and Miss
Emma Simons, of Lebanon, Rev. T. Farley officiating. The young people are not
widely known in this city, but they are highly cultured and worthy persons. The
Journal united with their friends in extending congratulations. The happy
couple left Tues. for Lamar, where they will reside. -- The Adrian Journal,
September 18, 1896, Page 8 column 3, Death
James Abram, an aged and respected citizen of East Boone township died at
his home one mile north of Burdett on Monday evening. -- The Adrian
Journal, September 18, 1896, Page 8 Column 2, Death
Crouch, E. C.
Died, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Scott, of Elkhart township, Sunday,
Sept. 13, 1896, E. C. Crouch, age 64 years.
Deceased had come from his home at Palmyra, Ill., for a visit with his sister,
hoping that the change would benefit his health, which had been failing for more
than a year.
He was a member of the Palmyra Lodge No. 463, A.F. & A.M. the funeral services
were conducted by Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368, of this city, on Monday. The
body was laid to rest in the Vinton cemetery. The surviving widow and relatives
have the sympathy of the brotherhood and friends in this sad bereavement. -- The
Adrian Journal, September 18, 1896, Page 8 Column 2, Death
Mr. Leown’s infant child died last Friday night after a brief illness. --
The Adrian Journal, October 2, 1896, Page 5 column 3, Death
A new boy at Wm. McCues. -- The Adrian Journal, October 2, 1896, Page 8
column 1, Birth
Died, on Sunday evening, Sept., 27th, at a quarter to eight
o’clock, of membranous croup, Lucy, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Reeder,
aged 5 years, 7 months and 16 days. The burial took place on Monday at Mt.
Olivet cemetery, Rev. J. A. Smith conducted the funeral services.
Little Lucy’s last illness was of very brief duration and did not appear to be
really alarming until Saturday morning when it became evident that breathing was
more and more difficult, and it was in vain that every method was tried to
relieve, or remove the cause of her suffering. Lucy was indeed the idol of her
home, and a favorite among her friends, old and young. Possessing a happy and
social disposition, she invariably added her glad welcome to that of her mama’s
when friends called or visited, and her little form will be lovingly remembered
and sadly missed by all who knew her. The most sincere sympathy is extended to
the sorrowing parents and brothers. The first harsh breath of autumn touching
this tender little blossom and chilled its sweet young life, and so around us
this, the loveliest among them all, quietly glided away from our cares and
anxieties and sank in peaceful eternal rest. -- The Adrian Journal, October 2,
1896, Page 8 column 1, Death
Died, at her home in East Boone township, Wednesday night Sept., 30th,
Mrs. W. R. Marshall, of consumption age 37 years.
It is painful to chronicle the death of this estimable Lady. She had been a long
and patient sufferer, and death was not unexpected to her friends. She leaves a
husband and three children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. The
family have the sympathy of a host of friends in this their deep sorrow. The
family is one of the most highly esteemed in this community, and this
bereavement will be shared by their acquaintances. Funeral services were held
yesterday and the remains laid to rest in the Burdett cemetery. Rev. A.
Showalter conducted the services. -- The Adrian Journal, October 2, 1896, Page 8
Column 2, Death
Died, at his home in Mound township, Oct. 8, 1896, Samuel Passwater, age 72
Deceased was born in Delaware, when he was but six years old his parents moved
to Ohio, from thence to Iowa in 1839, and to this county in 1866. He was
married in 1847 and a wife and two daughters survive him.
In 1860 he joined the Christian church, in which faith he died. He had suffered
untold agony for nearly two years, and was anxious to die.
Funeral services were held this morning from the Christian church, conducted by
Elder Phil Stark. -- The Adrian Journal, October 9, 1896, Page 1 Column 2, Death
A child of Will Furguson’s died last Saturday night of membranous croup,
after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal,
October 9, 1896, Page 4 Column 3, Death
Little Ruth Stone died Sunday morning, Oct. 4, 1896. -- The Adrian Journal,
October 9, 1896, Page 8 Column 3, Death
Stone, Mary A.
Died, at the home of her parents, on the 18th, inst, Mary A., the
5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stone. This is the second time that
death has entered this home within the past two months, the other time a younger
child was taken away. Funeral services over the remains of little Mary were
held yesterday. The parents have the sympathy of the community in this sore
affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, November 20, 1896, Page 1 column 5, Death
Fatally shot from Ambush
Dr. C. G. Lockwood Shot Wednesday Night While Going From His Store to His
Nine Buckshot Lodged in His Body and Four in His Arm
Injured Man Died at 9:30 Last Night
This community was thrown into a fever of excitement Wednesday night when it was
announced that Dr. C. G. Lockwood, of Burdett, was shot from ambush, and
probably fatally injured.
The facts, as nearly as can be learned, are about as follows:
The Dr. was going from his store building in Burdett, to his residence, ¼ mile
west, at 8:00 o’clock in the evening. The road leading from the town to his
residence is fenced on either side with Osage hedge. At a point about 100 yards
from the Dr’s. residence, on the north side of the road, there is an opening in
the fence, and from this point the assassin discharged the deadly weapon. The
aim was true, as the contents of both barrels of a shot gun were discharged in
the right side of the victim.
The report of the gun was heard by Mrs. Lockwood and she immediately ran to his
assistance, other persons also came immediately and carried the victim of the
cowardly assault to his home. A messenger was immediately dispatched to this
city for medical aid. Drs. Gilmore and Bates answered to the call. A Journal
reporter secured the following statement from Dr. Gilmore.
Dr. C. G. Lockwood died at 9:50 p.m. on the 15th inst. He was shot
at 8 p.m. on the 14th, with buckshot, 9 of which entered his body,
and 5 in the right arm. The Dr. died purely of shock, no vital function was
destroyed neither had any inflammatory action developed to produce death. The
shot was from the rear, all the balls entering the posterior part of the body, 3
on the left side of the spine and 6 on the right side ranging from the scapula
to the sacrum, and 6 in the right arm.
The assault seems doubly demonic, when one reflects that only a few months ago
the Dr. was thrown from his buggy and received injuries which necessitated the
amputation of his left leg, from which he had hardly recovered.
He was a genial whole souled man making many warm friends, and was likely to
have bitter enemies. He stood high in his profession, being regarded by his
professional brethren as a good physician. He was a man of unusual physical
power, and was unacquainted with the meaning of the word.
The Public Will Ask Who Did It?
This is a delicate subject for a newspaper men to treat, and the journal is not
noted for making bold assertions, reflecting upon the character of any one, and
in this case we make on statements upon any thing but the dead man’s statement,
and the rumors that are abroad.
Those who reached the Dr. first after he was shot, quote him as saying that
William F. Nelson had shot him. He stated that he recognized him at the time he
shot, and after he fell. This statement he adhered to , during his conscious
moments, up to the time of death. His friends acting upon this evidence, had
Nelson placed under arrest, and we are informed that he is now in jail. It is
rumored that deceased and nelson had had serious difficulty over financial
matters, and that each had abused the other severely.
On the other hand Mr. Nelson claims that he was at the home of his brother, some
two miles away, at the time of the shooting. Nelson has resided in the vicinity
of Burdett for a quarter of a century, during all of which time he has borne a
good name, and even now many of the people are unwilling to believe that he is
the guilty party. He is a very quiet and inoffensive man, and has never been
The above is all that can be said at this time, of one of the most cowardly
assaults ever made in this county, and one which all will regret.
The crime is a blot on the fair face of the community, and can not be looked
upon with any degree of tolerance. To justify such an assault, means to removed
all restriction from those who would stealthily take human life, and give the
criminal license to magnify the most trivial difference into a crime
sufficiently large to justify the taking of a human life.
The public safety demands that a thorough investigation be made, and if possible
bring the guilty party to justice. But no hasty action should be taken, nor any
thing done to cast reflection upon those who may possibly be innocent.
Dr. Lockwood was 32 years old, a native of Ohio, and graduated from the Columbus
Medical College, Columbus, Ohio. Was married three years ago to Miss Ella
Butler, of this county, who with one child, survive.
Deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge, of this city, and of the Modern
Woodman lodge, of Burdett.
Funeral services were today at 1:00 p.m. -- The Adrian Journal, October 16,
1896, Page 1 Column 2-4, Death
Whitsell, infant child
Died, at her home in Passaic, Sunday night, Mrs. J. F. Whitsell, also her
infant child. Both were buried in the same grave on Monday. -- The Adrian
Journal, October 16, 1896, Page 8 Column 1, Death
Butler Daily - The funeral services over the remains of Miss Ruth Walker at
the Christian church Sunday afternoon were very largely attended. Elder c. B.
Lotspeich, the pastor, conducted the sad service. He spoke in beautiful terms
of the fair young dead and the sweet influence of her pure Christian life. A
quartet choir rendered several touching hymns.
Six young ladies, Sunday School associates of the deceased, were the honorary
pall bearers: They were Misses Lizzie Harris, Hattie Scott, Nora Jennings, Anna
Lyle, Mamie Maxey and Edith Brooks. The following were the acting pall bearers:
Chas. Scott, Joe Kendel, Walton Steele, Walter Anderson, Oscar Heinlein and Dan
The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. At the conclusion of the church
services the remains were conveyed to Oak Hill cemetery where they were
tenderly consigned to Mother earth.
The Journal readers will regret to learn of the death of Miss Ruth Walker, which
occurred at the home of her mother, Butler, Mo., last Friday night. Deceased
formerly resided in this city, and was admired by a large circle of friends
because of her kind disposition, and the beautiful Christian life she lived.
A mother, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Smith, and Mary Walker, of this city
survive to weep over the loss of their loved one. The Journal unites with their
many friends in extending condolence in this their hour of sadness. -- The
Adrian Journal, October 23, 1896, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Died, at the home of his parents near Crescent Hill, Oct. 18th of membranous
croup, Jacob Kinsey Coates, aged three years one month and one day.
Funeral services were held from Crescent Hill church on Sunday at 3 o’clock p.m.
conducted by W. M. Griffin. A large audience was present to pay their respects
to the memory of the dead. The parents desire to express their gratitude to the
many friends, who so kindly aided them during the sickness and death of their
son. -- The Adrian Journal, October 23, 1897, Page 8 column 1, Death
Died, at her father’s residence in Mound township, Bates county, Mo., Oct.
18th, Susan E. Jenkins, aged 24 years 7 months and 4 days. Funeral
services were held at the Mt. Olivet church and interment made in Mt. Olivet
cemetery. She leaves a husband and child, father, mother and sister, and
a host of loving friends.
She was a highly cultured lady, a kind wife and loving mother; her life might
well be an example for all those who desire, when death leaves their places
vacant in this world, to have their friends feel and say that the world is
better for their having lived. By her death her friends suffer an irreparable
loss, and society pars with one of its brightest gems. She had been an invalid
for a long time with that dread disease, dropsy. What she suffered tongue can
not express nor pen portray. Yet she bore all uncomplainingly, and with that
gentleness of spirit with characterizes the noble, the good and the true.
All was done for her that medical skill and loving friends could do, but in
vain, and when told that she must die, she answered, that she was ready. She
called her friends around her and told them to prepare for death, saying she
would be waiting and watching for them upon that other shore. To her weeping
parents, she said, “weep not for me I am going home to Jesus, where I will
suffer sickness and pain nor more.” As death approached nearer she became
oblivious to all things worldly and slowly and calmly repeating the words of
that beautiful Psalm, “The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want,” she softly and
peacefully fell asleep in that last sleep of death. -- The Adrian Journal,
October 23, 1896, Page 8 Column 3, Death
Died at the home of his parents, 1 ½ miles north of this city, on Friday
night, Nov. 6th, Lester, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. I. B.
The little one was seiged with that dread disease, membranous croup from whose
grasp it is almost impossible to escape. The attending physician exhausted all
known remedies to no avail, the little was doomed.
The highly esteemed parents have the sympathy of their large circle of friends
in this bereavement. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 1 o’clock, from
Crescent Hill church, Rev. Wm. Griffin officiating.
A large audience was present to pay their respects to the memory of the dead,
and to render every possible assistance to the living.
The parents, brothers, and sisters of the deceased have the sympathy of friends
and acquaintances in this affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, November 13, 1896,
Page 1 Column 3, Death
Died: At the home of his parents, on Wednesday, Nov. 11th Barton
Columbus, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McRoberts, age 4 years 6 months and 3 days.
The little one yielded to the grasp of membranous croup, from which he suffered
several days. His suffering were great, but ushered him into a brighter life
The parents, brothers and sisters have the sympathy of their large circle of
friends in this dark hour. The community weeps with them, but above there is a
great Comforter who will give strength in every trial.
Funeral services were held from the family residence yesterday at 2 o’clock
p.m., conducted by Rev. W. M. Griffin, after which the remains were tenderly
laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, November 13,
1896, Page 1 column 3, Death
Died, at the home of his parents on Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 1896,
John Franklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McRoberts age 1 year 4 months and 8
Only last week death entered this home and took away an older child, a bright
little boy of three summers and now it seem doubly sad to say the parting word
to another child of the same household. The grief stricken parents have the
sympathy of their large circle of friends in this terrible affliction. The real
anguish of spirit incident to this loss can only be felt and known to those who
have been called to pass under the cloud. Funeral services were held from the
family residence on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Griffin, and the
remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian
Journal, November 20, 1896, Page 8 column 1, Death
Died, at the home of his parents this city, Monday evening, Nov. 9th,
Harry, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pfeil, aged eight years. Harry had been sick
for some time, but his illness was not considered dangerous until Sunday night,
when membranous croup set in. All that medical skill could do was done to save
this life, but to no avail; the monster could not be checked.
Harry was one of the brightest boys in the city, and was a favorite with all who
knew him. Both old and young admired him for his manly traits and amiable
disposition. The large number of people who gathered at the family residence to
pay a last tribute of respect to the memory of the dead was proof of the high
esteem in which he was held.
The members of the Junior Epworth League, and the pupils of the public schools
attended the funeral in a body.
The active pall bearers were Carl Maxey, Cap Failing, Grant Laney, Geo. Dowell,
Will Berry and Frank Weaver. The honorary pall bearers were Lucie Mathers,
Myrtle Wyatt, Ethel Harrison, Anna Smith, Ruth Stuart and Ida Hoover. After a
brief service at the house, conducted by Rev. Farley, the remains were tenderly
borne to the depot, from there they were shipped to Capin, Ill., for burial.
It was indeed a touching scene to see the former playmates of the deceased,
gather around the remains at the depot, and join in singing that beautiful hymn
“We’ll Never Say Good Bye”.
The family have the deep sympathy of friends in this sad hour. -- The Adrian
Journal, November 13, 1896, Page 1 column 3, Death
One of most brilliant social events of the season occurred at the residence
of Elder and Mrs. R . R. Coffey, Altona, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 17th
at 6 o’clock p.m. It was the occasion of the marriage of their daughter Cecil
M., to Charles E. Pratt, of Altona.
The ceremony, which made them man and wife was a most beautiful one, and was
rendered in the presence of a large number of invited guests. At the conclusion
of the marriage service the guests were invited to partake of an excellent
collation of tempting viands.
Music was furnished by the local orchestra.
The contracting parties are highly esteemed young people and start out on life’s
journey with the richest benedictions of their many friends and acquaintances
upon them. The Journal joins the friends in extending congratulations. -- The
Adrian Journal, November 20, 1896, Page 8 Column 2, Marriage
Died, at the home of his parents on Monday morning, the three year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Cole, of membranous croup. Funeral services were held on
Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, December 11 1896, Page 4 Column 2, Death
Our citizens will be paned to learn of the death of Chris Coger, which
occurred at Kansas City last night. He has been conductor on this road for
years, and is personally known to a large number of people here. The remains
were brought to Archie today and will be laid to rest in the Crescent Hill
cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 18 1896, Page 1 Column 2, Death
As announced in last weeks Journal Chris Koeger died at the hospital, Kansas
City, Mo., on Thursday night, Dec. 17th of pneumonia fever, after a
ten day illness. The funeral obsequies were held on Sunday, conducted by the
Knight Templar, of which the deceased was a member. Fully 2000 people gathered
at the Crescent Hill cemetery to witness the last sad rites over the remains of
a highly esteemed friends. A special train was run from Kansas City to bear all
who desired to attend, and the passenger train which goes north at 1:20 was
stopped at Crescent Hill crossing to let passengers off. Six conductors acted
as pall bearers and a large number of rail road men were present to pay their
respects. The floral tributes were profuse. The conductors offered a beautiful
wreath, “Gates Ajar” this was a fitting tribute to pay to one of their number
who had long been a tried and trusted friend.
Mr. Koeger had been on the L. & S. division of the Mo. P. road for sixteen
years and was a kind and obliging man.
The ceremony of the Knights was beautiful and impressive. The family of the
deceased have the sympathy of friends in this sad bereavement. -- The Adrian
Journal, December 25, 1896, Page 1 Column 3, Death
At the residence of the bride on Ohio street, Butler, Mo., at 10 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13th 1896, Mr. Wm. F. Hemstreet, Esq., and Mrs. Francis
A. Walker, C. B. Lotspeich officiating.
It was a very quiet affair, only a few friends outside the bride’s family being
present. The contracting parties are well and favorably known in Butler
society, and their numerous friends wish them a happy and peaceful life.-Butler
The Adrian Journal, December 18, 1896, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage
Dr. Tuttle reports the arrival of a 12 lb. boy at the home of Jackson
Haggard last Monday. -- The Adrian Journal, December 18, 1896, Page 5 column 3,
Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, this city, Wednesday
evening at 8 o’clock, Capt. A. V. Adams and Miss Lena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
L. R. Allen, Elder Phil Stark officiating. The young people are well and
favorably known in this city, where the bride has grown to beautiful womanhood.
Capt. Adams is one of the worthy and enterprising young business men of this
city, and is held in high esteem by all who know him. He is a native of this
county, he is a cultured and amiable gentleman and has before him a life full of
The bride is a worthy young lady, who is personally known to every person in the
city, and her many friends esteem her highly for her womanly traits of
character. The wedding was a quiet affair, only a few relatives and friends
being present to witness the ceremony. A supper consisting of choice viands, was
served. The contracting parties received many costly and useful presents.
The Adrian Fire company, of which the groom is a highly esteemed member, paid
their respects by going in a body and presenting the bride and groom a beautiful
lamp, as a token of their good will. -- The Adrian Journal, December 25, 1896,
Page 1 column 3, Marriage
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