Bates County News



 

The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri

Jan. 14, 1898 - Dec. 23, 1898

(Missing: Jan. 7, 21; June 10; Aug. 7; Dec. 30)

 

Showalter-Leedy
Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Montevallo, Mo., Dec. 12, 1898, John
Showalter and Miss Nancy Leedy, Elder Simon Leedy officiating.
The groom is the only son of Elder Aaron Showalter, of this township and is one of the very best young men in the vicinity.  He forgot to say a word about his intentions, and his friends were left in utter darkness about his marriage until after the happy event had taken place.
The bride is said to be an estimable young lady of high social standing worthy the gallant young heart she has won. -- The Adrian Journal, January 14, 1898, Page 8 Column 1, Marriage
 

Harvey, baby boy
Mrs. P. S. Haven spent the greater part of last week with her daughter Mrs. Harvey, she reports the arrival of a boy baby at the Harvey home. -- The Adrian Journal, January 28, 1898, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
 

Miller, infant
The infant babe of Frank Miller and wife died Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, February 4,1898, Page 5 Column 2, Death
 

Greer, infant
The infant child of  Walter Greer and wife died Tuesday.  The young parents have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, February 4, 1898, Page 5 Column 3, Death
 

Stewart-Ketron
Wesley Stewart and Miss Emma Ketron, of the Mt. Olivet neighborhood, were united in  marriage last Sunday, Rev. Farley officiating.
They are the most worthy young people and start out on life’s journey with the good wishes of a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, February 18, 1898, Page 1 column 1, Marriage
 

Peddleford, Carl
Carl Peddleford committed suicide at Butler yesterday by shooting himself in the head with a 32 caliber revolver.  It is said that he had been disappointed in love.  W. A. Kidwell, of this city was called and assisted in embalming the body.
-- The Adrian Journal, February 18, 1898, Page 5  Column 2, Death
 

Blair, W. D.
Rev. W. D. Blair, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Butler, died Wednesday after a brief illness of pneumonia.  He was a popular Christian gentleman. -- The Adrian Journal, February 25, 1898, Page 5 Column 2, Death
 

Jenkins-Yeatts
C. E.  Jenkins and Zada Yeatts were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents on the 17th, inst, Rev. Farley officiating.  There were a large number of guests present, and a sumptuous dinner was served.  The contracting parties are worthy young people and their many friends join in extending congratulations. -- The Adrian Journal, February 25, 1898, Page 5 column 2, Marriage
 

Quackenbush, Rebecca
Mrs. Rebecca Quackenbush, an aged lady residing at the home of Brack Kinney, died on Tuesday evening at 4 o’clock and was buried on Wednesday at the Nichols cemetery.  Funeral services were held at the Mt. Olivet church and were conducted by Rev. Dawson, of Butler. -- The Adrian Journal, February 25, 1898, Page 5 Column 3, Death
 

Erhart, baby boy
Dunn, twins
Eldridge, child
Dr. Gilmore reports the birth of a boy baby to Mrs. A. J. Erhart; of twin babes to Mrs. Geo. Dunn; also the advent of a new heir into the home of Rev.  Eldridge. -- The Adrian Journal, March 4,1 898, Page 5 column 4, Birth
 

Haley-Young
W. M. Haley and Miss Ona Young of the Burdett neighborhood were united in marriage at Butler Tuesday evening. -- The Adrian Journal, March 4, 1898, Page 5 Column 4, Marriage
 

Allen-Tuttle
On Thursday evening, March 24, 1898, at 7 o’clock, at the beautiful county residence of Dr. and Mrs. H. W. Tuttle, their daughter Cora A. was united in marriage with Edwin L. W. Allen, Elder Phil Stark acting as officiating clergyman.  Grant Moudy was best man and Miss Mertie Cox maid of honor.  The ceremony was performed in the presence of about 70 friends of the contracting parties, and was beautiful and impressive.
After the usual congratulations the guests were ushered into the dining room where Mrs. Tuttle had provided a meal that was indescribably good, and inexhaustible in quantity, which was heartily relished by everyone present.
The bride’s parents spared on pains in making all present feel at home. The bride is one of the most amiable young ladies of this city, where she lived the greater part of their life and where she has a host of friends, who wish for her life’s fullest measure  of bliss.
The groom, Edwin L. Allen, has resided in Adrian and near almost all of his life, and is an honest, industrious and worthy young man.  It is a happy union of young hearts.  A host of admiring friends unite in wishing them abundant success and the full measure of happiness, in which the Journal heartily joins.  May their young lives never experience the pangs of disappointment, nor the owes of love unworthily bestowed.
The presents were numerous and costly a list which we procured, but by request of an interested party we omit at this time. -- The Adrian Journal, March 25, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Reeder-Brown
A very pretty wedding occurred at the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Brown, of Grand River township, Wednesday night, the bride was their daughter, Nettie M. and the groom was Len C. Reeder, Rev. H. M. Rislay, pastor of the M. E. church of Adrian, officiating.  Only the immediate families of the contracting parties were present.  After the ceremony was performed an elegant supper was served.
The contracting parties are both popular and highly esteemed young people.  The bride is a handsome and accomplished young lady and is a leader in social circles.  The groom is a honest, industrious and  temperate young man.  He is engaged in farming and stock dealing.  They start out on the voyage of life with bright promise of the future. -- The Adrian Journal, April 1, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Pyle, Elliott
Dr. Elliott Pyle, one of Butler’s oldest and most highly respected physicians, died last Friday and was buried Sunday with Masonic honors. -- The Adrian Journal, April 1, 1898, Page 5 column 2, Death
 

Burton, baby girl
A girl baby made her advent into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burton last Friday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, April 1, 1898, Page 8 column 1, Birth
 

Dimmitt, C. E.
It is reported that C. E. Dimmitt, local editor the Butler Daily Democrat, died yesterday from the effects of an overdose of morphine. -- The Adrian Journal, April 15, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Death

 Butler Daily Democrat - C.  E. Dimmitt, local editor the Democrat, passed away at ten minutes to 12 o’clock, today.  He was at his post of duty in this office until 9:15 last night, and arrived home at 9:30.  He was cheerful and full of hope for the morrow and all the future when he left us.  He retired at 10:oo p.m. and about 2 o’clock in the morning, he awoke his wife and exclaimed that he was very sick and had a severe pain in the region of his heart. Dr. Boulware the senior editor, of the Democrat, and Miss Agnes McCracken were summoned, and remained with him and the sorrowing family until daylight.  When the Doctor first examined, his pulsation as 45 and temperature 96, while his breathing was irregular. At 5 o’clock, his pulse had increased to 50, at 10 o’clock to 66 and later it was normal.  So had his temperature become normal and exceeded it.
At 11:30 the worst set in and at the time above named, his spirit took flight.  The physicians said it was undoubtedly heart disease.
What can be said to assuage the grief of the heartbroken wife and his two fatherless children. And there are none who loved and prized him more than his other relatives for his worth, his devotion, his kindness and his innocence of intentional wrong doing in all his conduct and bearing.  His host of friends will mourn with us the  loss of one so useful,, so gentlemanly, so courteous and successful in  the newspaper career which he had chose.  His funeral will take place at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon. -- The Adrian Journal, April 15, 1898, Page 8  column 3, Death
 

Maples, Harvey
Harvey Maples was born in Livingston county, New York, at Spring Water Valley, December 30, 1823. Died at the home of his son in law, L. F. Page, adjoining Adrian, where he had resided the past seventeen years, at thirty minutes past eleven Wednesday evening, April 20, 1898.  In earl life he removed to Trumball county, Ohio.  In 1854 he removed to Joe Daviess county, Ill., and to Bates county, Missouri in 1870.  He had been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church for more than fifty years.
A wife and two daughters, viz: Mesdames Emma S. Page, of Adrian, and Annie C. Burgess, of Steam Boat Springs, Colorado, survive him.
Funeral services were held at 10 o’clock this morning from the M. E. church, and were conducted by the pastor Rev. H. M. Risley.
Uncle Harvey Maples, as he was familiarly called, was one  of those quiet, gentle spirited men whom everybody love and respects.  His face was always illuminated with a pleasant smile, and his words were full of good cheer. -- The Adrian Journal, April 22, 1898, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Holloway, Mrs.
Mrs. Holloway, an aged lady living 4 miles north west of this city, died Wednesday night and was buried at Crescent Hill cemetery yesterday evening.  Rev. A. Showalter conducted a brief funeral service at the home. Undertaker Kidwell was in charge of the funeral arrangements. -- The Adrian Journal, April 15,1898, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Allen, baby boy
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a boy baby to Mr. and Ms. James Allen Saturday Morning. -- The Adrian Journal, April 15, 1898, Page 4 Column 2, Birth
 

Jury-Brown
John Jury and Miss Daisy Brown, of Mound township, were married on April 9th. -- The Adrian Journal, April 22, 1898, Page 4 column 2, Marriage
 

Risley, baby boy
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a boy baby to Mrs. H. M. Risley on the 16th inst. -- The Adrian Journal, April 22, 1898, Page 4 Column 2, Birth
 

Reeder, Rhoda A.
Mrs. Rhoda A. Reeder died at the home of her son Otis in Mingo township, yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock age 75 years, 2 months and 3 days.
She was born in Indiana but came to this state many years ago and has resided in the territory now comprising Bates county for more than half a century. She was a woman loved and esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.  Her kind and gentle disposition and Christian spirit were the traits of character that made her a pleasant and agreeable lady.
Ten children survive to mourn their loss. They are: Oscar, Frank, C. P., John, Robert, Phene and Otis, Mesdames Stanley Jenkins, Jane Cox and A. B. Owen.  They are all prominent and respected citizens of this county except C. P. Reeder, who is a prominent ranchman in Arizona.  The funeral services over the remains will be held at 1 o’clock p.m., today and will be conducted by Rev. J. A. Smith, of this city. The remains will be laid to rest in the France cemetery.  The children have the sympathy of the entire community in this their hour of sorrow.  The community also mourns the demise of one who has been an important factor in its prosperity and progress. -- The Adrian Journal, April 29, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Hanks, Mrs.
Mrs. Hanks, a niece of Chas Garrison, died at her home in Butler on Monday.  The body was laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery on Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, April 29, 1898, Page 5 Column 4, Death
 

Berry, Frank
Frank Berry, an aged and respected citizen of north Bates, died in Drexel Sunday and was buried in the Sharon cemetery on Monday  He has resided in this county for many years and was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. -- The Adrian Journal, April 29, 1898, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Holloway-Badgely
At 7:30 o’clock Sunday evening, May 1, 1898 at Hotel Lee, Adrian, Mo., A. B. Holloway and Miss Hattie Badgley were united in marriage. Elder Phil Stark, of the Christian church, acting as officiating clergyman. The bridal party marched to the altar to the beautiful melodies of the wedding march played by Mrs. J. W. Haven. The ceremony which joined these happy hearts was beautiful and impressive.
The bride was gowned in a suit of white Organda an carried a bouquet of white roses.  The groom wore the conventional black.
Miss Badgley has been a skillful and popular teacher in the Adrian school for the past two years, and is a lady of culture and refinement.
The groom was for four years deputy postmaster, and is now engaged in the grocery business.  He is an energetic and prosperous young business man, with bright promise of success in the business world.
These happy young people start on life’s journey with bright prospects for the future, and with strong determination to make the most of the opportunities that present themselves.
Their many friends unite in wishing them the world’s choicest blessings.  They received many costly and useful presents.  After the marriage ceremony and usual congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. P.  S. Haven invited the party and guests to the dining room, where a sumptuous supper was served.  The bride and groom are at home to their friends on east Fifth street. -- The Adrian Journal, May 6, 1898, Page 8 Column 4, Marriage
 

Kersey-Cole
Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents on Tuesday evening, Margaret, daughter of Judge and Mrs. W. T. Cole, and W. D. Kersey, Rev. J. R. Eldridge, of this city, acting as officiating clergyman. The contracting parties are numbered among Bates county’s best young people, and a host of friends united in extending congratulations and best wishes. -- The Adrian Journal, May 13, 1898, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Asher, B.
Drs. E. E . & W. R . Gilmore and S. L. Bates performed an operation on B. Asher Tuesday to relieve him of strangulated hernia.  He is in a critical condition, and considering his age his recovery is doubtful.  The operation was successfully performed, but the physicians fear that other complications may prevent his recovery.
Later:  Mr. Asher passed peacefully away at 5 o’clock yesterday evening.  He has resided in this community for fifteen years, and has always been a peaceable citizen. The remains will be laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 13, 1898, Page 8  column 3, Death
 

Hudelston, baby boy
Dr. Gilmore informs us that a boy baby made his advent into the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hudelson last
Sunday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, May 27,1898, Page 4 Column 2, Birth
 

Duffy, baby girl
Dr. Gilmore reports the birth of a girl baby to Mrs. Harry Duffy last week. -- The Adrian Journal, May 27,1898, Page 4 column 3, Birth
 

Cummings, baby boy
J. A. Cummings, of Shawnee, was in the city Saturday wearing an unusually broad smile, all caused by the advent of a bouncing boy baby into his home. -- The Adrian Journal, June 3, 1898, Page 4 Column 2, Birth
 

Benson, baby boy
Wheeler, baby girl
Dr. E. E. Gilmore reports the arrival of a new boy at the home of Sam Benson’s, and also a girl at the home of T. B. Wheelers.  All parties doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, June 3, 1898, Page 4 Column 4, Birth
 

Hope-Lentz
Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, this city, Thursday evening at 7 o’clock, Cora M., eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry P.  Lentz, and James Elmer Hope.  Elder George Lentz officiating.
Only a few of the relatives and intimate friends were present to witness the ceremony which bound the happy hearts together.  The groom is a worthy and industrious young farmer of Grand River township.
The bride is a handsome and accomplished lady, having for some time been engaged in teaching school being very successful in this work. She is a worthy lady.
The happy couple will make their home on the farm near Altona.  They start out on the journey of life with the benedictions of a host of friends.  This sketch would not do justice to the occasion should we fail to mention the excellent supper served by the bride’s mother. -- The Adrian Journal, June 17, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Estep-Ohler
Married, at the residence of Jos. Timmons, June 9th, Frank M. Estep and Miss Lulu Ohler, Rev. Jos Timmons officiating.  The groom is one of Adrian’s best young men, industrious and gentlemanly.  The bride is a beautiful young lady, bright and industrious, and will make an amiable companion.  They start out on life’s journey with the best wishes of a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, June 17, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Lentz-Obenshain
Married, at the beautiful residence of Lew Palmer on Sunday evening at 4 o’clock, Ira I Lentz and Miss Maud Obenshain, Elder George Lentz acting as officiating clergyman.
Only near relatives and a few friends were present to witness the beautiful and impressive ceremony.
The groom has resided in Adrian and vicinity since early boyhood, and working at the tinner’s trade in his father’s  store.  He is an industrious and ingenious young man and will do his part in making life a success.
The bride is a beautiful young lady and a skilled milliner. She is head trimmer in Mrs. Palmer’s milliner store, a position which she has filled acceptably since the business was established.
The happy couple will leave on Friday night for St. Louis, for a few days visit with the bride’s parents.  They will start out on life’s journey with the best wishes of a host of friends in which the Journal joins.
This notice would not do justice to all parties were we to fail to mention the skill and tact of Mrs. Palmer and daughters in entertaining and providing for the comfort of the guests. -- The Adrian Journal, July 1, 1898, Page 8 column 3, Marriage
 

Groom, Maggie
Died, Jun e 24th, at her home on Deer Creek, Mo., at the age of 21 years, Maggie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Groom.
Our community  has again been saddened by the departure of one of our best young people for this life to her long home.  Yet what is a loss to us is her gain, for while her home and friends are left desolate, she is at peace for evermore.
It seems particularly said that she must go just now, when her life was so full of hope and anticipation for herself and her friends yet she did not murmur, but bade her loved ones farewell, with the assurance of a happy reunion in that “Sweet Bye and Bye”.  Her life will not have been in vain for its sweet influence can never die.
Remains were loving laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  Her friends have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in this deep sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, July 1, 1898, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Ramey, John J.
Died, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chapman, July 2, 1898, John J. Ramey, aged 57 years, 3 months and 11 days.
Deceased was born in Kentucky March 21, 1841, and came to Missouri in 1879, locating in Bates county.  His life here has always been honorable and upright in all his dealings.  In 1887 he made a profession of religion and united with the U. B. church, and has since live a consistent Christian life, enjoying the respect and esteem of all who knew him. For five years he had been a constant sufferer, but he bore his sufferings with unusual fortitude.
Six children survive to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent father, and in this their affliction they have the sympathy of the community.
Funeral services were held from Deer Creek Chapel on Sunday conducted by Rev. D. L. Burger.  The large number who attended the services attested the high esteem in which deceased was held by his neighbors and  friends.  Undertake Kidwell had charge of the funeral arrangements. -- The Adrian Journal, July 8, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Moulton, W. J. Jr.
Died, at the home of his parents, four miles east of Adrian, last night, W. J., Jr., the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Moulton.
The little one was taken sick Tuesday, the malady being tonsillitis, and suffered intensely until death came to his relief.  He was a bright and winsome child, admired by all who knew him for his courtly manners. The grief stricken parents, sisters and brother have the sincere sympathy of the community in this great affliction.  Funeral services will be held from the home this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Jos. Timmons, and the remains will be laid to rest in the Mt. Olivet cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 22, 1898, Page 8 Column 2, Death
 

Hartsell-Failing
David Hartsell and Miss India Failing were quietly married on Thursday evening, July 21st, Rev. J. A. Smith, of this city performed the ceremony.  They at once began housekeeping. -- The Adrian Journal, July 29, 1898, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage
 

Cline, Sophia
Died, at her home in this city, Wednesday evening July 27, 1898, Mrs. Sophia Cline, aged 44 years 8 months and 13 days.  Sophia Weller was born in Montgomery county, Illinois, November 14, 1854, here she resided until she came to Missouri 16 years ago, when the family came to this state they located on a farm near where Amsterdam now is and remained there until last fall they moved to this city.  She was united in marriage with J. S. Cline April 19,1876.  To this union were born 9 children all of whom have passed to the invisible beyond except one daughter, Rhoda G. Cline, who with the father survives to mourn the loss of a kind wife and mother.  Deceased had for years been an acceptable member of the Baptist church. The remains were taken to Vinton yesterday for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, July 29, 1898, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Miller, Mrs. Ed.
Funeral services over the remains of  Mrs. Ed. Miller were held at the family residence Saturday at 1 p.m.  Rev. Rodenbeck officiated and preached an eloquent and impressive sermon.  A large number were present to pay their respects to the memory of the dead and to extend sympathy to the living. The husband and children have the tender sympathy of a host of friends in this their hour of deepest gloom. -- The Adrian Journal, August 12, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Boone, Richard
Died, at his home, Burdett, August 9,1898, Richard Boone, after and illness of several months.
Deceased was born in Clark county, Kentucky, February 24, 1894.  In early life he was converted and united with the Baptist church, in which faith he died. Funeral services were held at Burdett Aug. 10th, conducted by Elder Taylor Nelson. -- The Adrian Journal, August 12, 1898, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Hatcher-Purkey
Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Wednesday evening, August 17, Frank W. Hatcher, of Ingalls, Oklahoma, and Allie M., oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Purkey.  Rev.  G. B. Clay, of this city officiating.
The wedding was a quiet affair, only a few of the intimate friends of the contracting parties being present.
The groom is said to be an industrious, prosperous and worthy young gentleman.  The bride is a Bates county girl by birth and raising is well educated and will make a worthy companion.  They start out on life’s journey with the best wishes of a host of friends in which the Journal heartily joins.
The happy couple will leave Monday for Ingalls, Oklahoma, where they will make their future home.  They received a number of costly and useful presents. -- The Adrian Journal, August 17, 1898, Page 5 Column 4, Marriage
 

Davidson-Whitehead
Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on Wednesday evening at 5:30 o’clock, Maggie, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Whitehead, and Homer Davidson, Elder Ira Witmore officiating.
Only the immediate relatives were present.  A bountiful supper was served.
The groom is an industrious and straight forward young man and will do his part in achieving success in life.
The bride is a worthy and popular young lady who will make him a worthy companion. -- The Adrian Journal, August 26, 1898, Page 4 Column 3, Marriage
 

Knight-Goodrick
Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother, on Thursday evening, August 25th. Prof. J. V. Knight and Miss Nora Goodrick, Rev. J. A. Smith officiating.
The wedding was a quiet affair, only a few of the intimate friends of the contracting parties being present.
The groom is one of Bates county’s successful educators and an honest and upright man.
The bride is also a teacher and an accomplished young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, August 26, 1898, Page 5 column 4, Marriage
 

Ohler, Jacob
Jacob J. Ohler departed this life August 28, 1898.  Deceased was born in Deer Creek township, Bates county, Mo., Feb. 12, 1872, he professed religion and joined the U.  b. church in 1893.  On Nov. 8, 1893 he was married to Miss Laura D., daughter of Henry Wilhite, one of the most prosperous and influential farmers in the county.  Jake as he was familiarly known, was young, active and industrious, with a bright future before him. Both his and his wife’s parents being in easy circumstances, but alas he was smitten with the dreaded Typhoid fever, which baffled all human skill.  The attending physician and loving friends done all they could but to no avail.  In his dealing with his fellow man he was always honest and upright, making fiends wherever he went. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to the Crescent Hill church, where the funeral services were held by Rev. Burger who preached an eloquent and impressive sermon to a large assemblage of mourners and friends, after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  The relatives and friends desire to express their gratitude to those who so kindly nursed and cared for their loved one during his sickness, and in behalf of the community I will say to the relatives, especially to the wife and aged parents of the deceased have the profound sympathy of their acquaintances in this sad affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, September 2, 1898, Page 1 Column 2, Death
 

Hayes, Bud
Bud Hays, a prosperous young farmer of Spruce township, died at the home of his father, John Hays, last Friday. Funeral was held on Saturday and the remains were laid to rest in the France cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, September 2, 1898, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

Hughes, Mrs. M. S.
Mrs. M. S. Hughes, who formerly resided in this city, died at her home in Washington about two weeks ago.  The many friends of the family here are deeply grieved over the death of this good woman. -- The Adrian Journal, September 2, 1898, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Howard-Spaw
Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents Wednesday, Sept. 7th, at 11 o’clock, J H. Howard and Miss Kate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Spaw, Rev. Smith, of this city, officiating.
The contracting parties are worthy young people and start out on life’s journey with bright prospects for success. -- The Adrian Journal, September 9, 1898, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
 

Shook-Elam
Married, at Butler, on Monday Sept. 5, 1898, William Shook and Anna Elam, both of this city.  Their marriage was a genuine surprise to their many friends, as they had kept their secret well.  The contracting parties are worthy young people and a host of friends extend congratulations and best wishes. -- The Adrian Journal, September 9, 1898, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

McRoberts, William
William D., oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McRoberts, died at the home of his parents on Friday, Sept. 2, 1898, after an illness of three weeks.
Deceased was born in this township January 23, 1878, and resided here until death called him hence.  He was a quiet and mannerly young man and was just blooming into what might have been a useful manhood had not the hand of death snapped life’s brittle thread.  But such is life. Today it may bloom like the rose and be full of promise, and tomorrow be the victim of its relentless enemy, death.  It may be beautiful as the laughing sunbeam today, and tomorrow be veiled behind an impenetrable cloud.
The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of the entire community in this great affliction.  Owing the serious illness of other family members there were no funeral services held. Rev. A. Showalter offered prayer at the cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, September 9, 1898, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Lentz, baby boy
If Sam Lentz seems a little stuck up, just attribute it to the arrival of that boy baby at his home on Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, September 23, 1898, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
 

Jennings, Mrs. Richard
Mrs. Richard Jennings, of Nevada, was fatally burned last Sunday by an explosion  of a gasoline stove. She died at 5 o’clock on the dame day.  Deceased was the daughter of J. T. Moon, of Butler, and a niece of Jeff McCombs, of this city.  Funeral services were held in Butler on Monday. -- The Adrian Journal, September 23, 1898, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Williams-Cox
Married, on Wednesday Sept. 28th, Lewis Williams and Mrs. Lucinda Cox, both of this city.  Rev. H.M. Risley officiating.  The contracting parties have resided in this community for many years and are held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. The are on the downward slope of life.  Their friends wish them peace and happiness in their declining years. -- The Adrian Journal, September 30, 1898, Page 8 Column 3, Marriage
 

Cruse-Chapman
Married, at the home of the bride’s grandmother in Grand River township, Monday Set. 26th, Norman H. Cruse and Miss Edith Chapman  The contracting parties are worthy and highly respected young people and start out on the journey of life followed by the best wishes of a host of admiring friends. -- The Adrian Journal, September 30,1898, Page 8 column 3, Marriage
 

Johnson-Black
Married at the residence of the bride’s parents in Elkhart township, on Wednesday evening, Sept. 28, 1898, Oakley C. Johnson and Miss Emily, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Black. Rev. Dr. T. J. May, of Kansas City, officiating.
The wedding was a brilliant affair, a large number of friends and relatives being present to witness the ceremony.
After the usual congratulations a sumptuous supper, consisting of the substantials and delicacies was served.  Mrs. Johnson, the groom’s mother, gave an infair dinner yesterday, in honor of her sons marriage, which was elegant in every respect.
The groom is one of Bates county’s most prosperous young farmers, hones, industrious and energetic, worthy of the heart he hath won.  The bride is one of Bates county’s best young women, bright and industrious, and will make a model wife.
They happy young couple left yesterday for a brief visit to Omaha when they will return and begin housekeeping. -- The Adrian Journal, September 30,1898, Page 8 Column 3, Marriage
 

Conard, A.  A.
Died, at his home in Adrian, October 2, 1898, at 2 o’clock a.m. A. A. Conard. Deceased had suffered intensely for several weeks, in fact he had not been in rugged health for several years.  The funeral services were held from the U. B. church Monday afternoon, Rev. Burger, assisted by Rev. Scovill and Risley, conducted the services.  A large crowd of neighbors and friends assembled to pay their respects to the memory of the dead and to express their sympathy for the living.
Mr. Conard was an agreeable old gentleman, held in high esteem by all who knew him. The bereaved wife and children have the sympathy of the community in this their hour of bereavement.
Follow is a sketch of the life of the deceased by the family.  A. A. Conard, son of John and Mary Conard, was born in Louden county, Virginia, the 2nd of December 1821; joined the M. E. church 1838; was married to Ann S. near 1846; moved to Jackson county 1853; and joined the M. E. church South.  In 1869 he moved to Bates county, Mo., near Butler; he was steward and class leader nearly 40 years; moved to Adrian in 1893 and united with the U. B. church.  He expressed his regret that he could not be more useful in church work, his prayer and desire was that  he might be ready when the Lord would call him home; his hope was upon that foundation which can never be shaken; he manifested this in his last conscious moments.  The name of Jesus would cause a smile to come over his face.  Seven children preceded him to the spirit world, he leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss; his prospects were always bright for heaven never doubting even in his delirious moments a prayer, a song and the name of Jesus would quiet his poor diseased brain.  I trust I will meet him in that better land, where parting will be no more. -- The Adrian Journal, October 7,1898, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Fenton, daughter
The sixteen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles  Fenton died Tuesday night and was buried Thursday at Mt. Olivet cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. M. Scovill. The young parents have the sympathy of their many friends in this their hour of deepest gloom. -- The Adrian Journal, October 7, 1898, Page 5 column 2, Death

 Gladys Emiline daughter of C. F. and R. E. Fenton, was born August 8, 1897 and departed this life Oct. 5, 1898, aged 1 year 1 month and 27 days.  Though it was my first and only time to look into the face of sweet little Gladys, I was made to feel that another tie had gone to Heaven above, for I do feel very near the children.  The sermon was preached by A. M. Scovill from Matt. 18, 3, at the Mt. Olivet church to a large number of friends, who came to pay their last regards to the departed one, and to sympathize with the bereaved parents. -- The Adrian Journal, October 14, 1898, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Timmons, baby boy
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Foster B. Timmons on Sunday, Oct. 16th. A boy.  Grandpa Weaver and uncle Elmer are doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, October 21, 1898, Page 4 column 4, Birth

 

Kennedy-Williams
Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents in East Boone township, on Wednesday evening October 20, 1898, Harry F. Kennedy and Miss Eff oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Williams.
The wedding was an elegant affair and was witnessed by the relatives and a few friends of the contracting parties.
As the clock chimed the hour of seven o’clock the bridal party marched into the beautifully lighted parlor, where Rev. T. S. Mosier pronounced the words that united the happy couple.
The attendants were Miss Alta, sister of the bride, Miss Mame Kennedy, of Passaic, Melville Perkins, of Oak Grove and Benjamin Walls of Passaic.
After the usual congratulations the way was led to the dining room, where an elegant supper, consisting of all the delicacies of the season, was served.
The bride is one of Bates county’s charming young ladies, beautiful and accomplished, and will make a model wife.
The groom is the youngest son of W.  C. Kennedy one of Bates county’s well to do farmers, he is a bright, honest and industrious young gentleman, worthy the prize he has won.
A number of beautiful and valuable presents were received. --  The Adrian Journal, October 21, 1898, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

Argenbright-Lentz
On Wednesday evening, Oct. 26,1898 at 6:30 o’clock, at the beautiful home of the bride’s parents, Aaron Argenbright and Miss Clara Lentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lentz, were united in marriage, Elder Phil Stark acting as officiating clergyman.
Eighty relatives and friends of the contracting parties were present to witness the beautiful ceremony which united two happy hearts.
Promptly at the appointed hour they marched to the hymeneal altar to the music of the wedding march played by Miss Lizzie Smith.
The bride wore a beautiful gown of colored Sublime cloth.  The groom wore the conventional black.
After the usual congratulations the party was led to the dining room where they partook of a sumptuous repast, consisting of the delicacies of the season.
The wedding was a brilliant affair, becoming the social standing of the contracting parties.
The bride is one of Adrian’s most charming young ladies, beautiful and cultured, in every way worthy the esteem in which she is held by a large circle of friends.
The groom is an industrious and prosperous young farmer, and is worthy the prize he has won.
They will at once begin house keeping on their farm near Altona.-- The Adrian Journal, October 28,1898, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Purkey, baby girl
Dr. Bates reports the arrival of a new girl at the home of J. F. Purkey’s on last Monday.  Joe is said to be doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, October 28, 1898, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Harper-Scudder
At six o’clock Wednesday evening, at the beautiful country home of the bride’s mother, H.H. Harper, Powell, Mo.,  and Miss Mary Scudder were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony. Rev. Harry Risley performed the ceremony that made them man and wife.  Miss Mertie Ewing and George Wysong were attendants.  The party marched too the altar tot eh strains of Mendelssohn’s Wedding march, played by Mrs. J. E. Dowell. The ceremony was both beautiful and impressive.
The bride wore a beautiful gown of white silk. The groom was attired in black.
About 35 relatives and friends were present to witness the ceremony.
 After the congratulations a sumptuous supper was served.  Its elegance was beyond description.  It was indeed a happy union of hearts.
The bride is one of Bates county’s best young ladies.  It is here that she has grown to a beautiful womanhood, and is loved and esteemed by a wide circle of friends.
The groom is an industrious and prosperous young farmer and stock raiser of McDonald county and is said to be a worthy young gentleman.
A host of admiring friends unite in extending congratulations and best wishes for their happiness and success.  They received a large number of costly and useful presents. -- The Adrian Journal, October 28, 1898, Page 8 Column 2, Marriage
 

Neafus-Armentrout
A pretty home wedding occurred at the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Armentrout, of Elkhart, on Wednesday evening, Nov. 2, 1898, at 7:30 o’clock.  Their daughter, Miss Rosetta was united in marriage with Peyton Neafus.  Rev. A. H. Lewis was officiating clergyman, Misses Grace Compton and Pearl Scott acted as bride’s maids, and Robert Scott and Wilson Armentrout acted as best men. The ceremony which united the happy hearts was beautiful and impressive.
After the wedding ceremony and the usual congratulations the bridal party led the way to the dining room, where a sumptuous supper was served.
The bride is a worthy young lady and will make a model wife.
The groom is an industrious and prosperous farmer and enjoys the respect and esteem of a large number of friends.
There were present about 25 invited guests, among them being the junior editor and family.
A number of costly and useful gifts were presented to them.
An elegant infair dinner was served at the home of the groom’s parents on Thursday. -- The Adrian Journal, November 4, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Hammond, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Hammond died at the home of her daughter in this city Oct. 30,1898, at the age of 75 years.  In 1843 she married Rev. Nathan Allen, to them were born seven children. After the loss  of her husband she married B. F. Hammond in 1856 who died in 1863.  She joined the M. E. church in childhood and during her long life lived a consistent Christian life.
Funeral services were held on Monday from the M. E. church, this city, conducted by Rev. Risley and the remains laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  The family have the sympathy of their friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, November 4, 1898, Page 5 Column 3, Death
 

Weiss-DeArman
Adrian people were not a little surprised Wednesday when it was announced that Carl Weiss and Miss Ora DeArman had been quietly married in Kansas City on Tuesday.
They are well known popular young people in this vicinity.
The bride has resided here the greater part of her life and is an amiable young lady.
The groom was for several years engaged in the Racket business in this city with his father, but last spring they moved to Odessa, where they are engaged in business.
He is an honest, industrious and careful young business man, and will succeed in life.
A host of admiring friends unite in wishing the worthy young people a happy and prosperous voyage over life’s tempestuous sea.  May their joys be many and their sorrow few. -- The Adrian Journal, November 5, 1898, Page 8  Column 2, Marriage
 

Haggard-Leetton

 Nevada Post - One of the prettiest home weddings ever solemnized in Vernon county was witnessed at the hospitable county home of E. T. Letton in Blue Mound township, Wednesday evening.
The happy occasion was the marriage of Mr. Letton’s charming daughter to Mr. Joseph Haggard, of Adrian, Mo.
A large company of relatives and friends were present to wish the happy young couple God speed on the journey of life. The ceremony was pronounced by Elder Hedrick of Rich Hill after which a  bountiful wedding supper was served.
The bride, who is one of the prettiest, sweetest girls, and the daughter of one of our most respected citizens, carries with her to her new home a world of good wishes.
The groom is said to be a young man of excellent business abilities and of a fine family.
Many handsome presents supplemented the earnest words of congratulations and a good cheer tendered the happy pair.
Mr. and Mrs. Haggard will make their home near Adrian. -- The Adrian Journal, November 5, 1898, Page 8 column 2, Marriage
 

Francisco, Sim
Hon. Sim P. Francisco died at St. Joseph last Saturday, the remains were brought to Butler Sunday and laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery on Monday.  Mr. Francisco was a few years ago one of the leading members of the bar of this county, but some two years ago his mind became deranged and he was taken to a private sanitarium in St. Joe, where he remained until death.  It was a sad ending of a brilliant life. -- The Adrian Journal, November 11, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Gregg, Charles
After a lingering illness of several weeks Charles  Gregg died Wednesday night.  He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas Gregg, about 23 years old.
Deceased was a model young man, honest and industrious, and was held in high esteem by the entire community.  The parents, brothers and sisters have the sympathy of all in this great bereavement. The remains were laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery, at Butler, yesterday. -- The Adrian Journal, November 19, 1898, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Couchman, Henry
Henry Couchman, an aged citizen of Elkhart township, was thrown from a horse last Saturday morning and received injuries from which he died Wednesday evening.  He was injured about the head.  Mr. Couchman was 64 years of age and leaves a wife and several children, all of whom are about grown.  Funeral services were held from the home yesterday. -- The Adrian Journal, November 19,1898, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Creath, infant

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Creath died yesterday morning and was laid to rest in the Nichol’s cemetery yesterday evening.  The young parents have the sincere sympathy of a host of friends in this their great trial. -- The Adrian Journal, November 25, 1898, Page 1 Column 2, Death
 

Ensworth-Burton
On Tuesday evening Nov. 22, 1898, Irvin Ensworth and Miss Dollie, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Button were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the residence of the bride’s parents this city, Rev. Joseph Timmons acting as officiating clergyman.  The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few of the relatives and friends of the contracting parties.
The groom is an industrious and energetic young man and with good habits, worthy the prize he hath won.  The bride is a  beautiful and worthy young lady and will make a model wife.
The worthy young couple start out on the sea of life with favorable prospects and with the hearty benediction of a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, November 25, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Blount, baby boy
Grandma Davidson was in the city Wednesday rejoicing over the arrival of a new boy at their house on the 7th, inst, born to her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Blount. -- The Adrian Journal, November 25, 1898, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
 

Porter, infant son
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Porter died last Friday night and was buried Saturday evening at Mt. Olivet.  Rev. Risley conducted the funeral service.  The worthy parents have the sincere  sympathy of a large circle of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, November 25, 1898, Page 5 column 2, Death
 

Price, Harrison
On last Friday night Harrison W. Price passed into the spirit world as peacefully and quietly as the dew drop gathers on the tiny blade of grass.  Upon awaking in the morning his wife tried to awake him only to find that he was dead, and had perhaps been dead for two hours, before his companion who was sleeping by his side, discovered the fact.  For several years he had been an invalid, and for the past four years was unable to leave the premises except for a brief ride with friends.
Deceased was born in New Jersey April 8, 1825, where he spent his early manhood.  A number of years ago he moved to Kansas City, Kan., and from there to this county about 10 years ago.
He was a member of the M. E. church and had been for 33 years.  He was also a member of the I O. O. F. , having joined the order in 1852.  He leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.
A brief funeral service was held at the M. E. church Monday at 11 o’clock, his pastor, Rev. H. M. Risely conducting the church service.  The Odd Fellows lodge of this city attended the funeral in a body and rendered the Lodge funeral service at the church.  The remains were escorted to the train and taken to Kan. City, Kan. And tenderly laid to rest at 10  o’clock Tuesday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, December 2, 1898, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Mahan-Simpson
Clyde Mahan and Miss Daisy Simpson were married at the residence of T. R. Simpson on Monday evening. -- The Adrian Journal, December 2, 1898, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
 

Wright-Whitney
Married: at Butler on Wednesday, Nov 30, 1898, B. H. Wright and Mrs. Susie C. Whitney, Justice W. P. Largent, of Shawnee township officiating.  The contracting parties are highly respected people and have many friends who join in wishing them life’s choicest blessings. -- The Adrian Journal, December 2, 1898, Page 5 column 2, Marriage
 

Thompson, Jerome
Died, at his home in this city, Dec. 1, 1898, Jerome Thompson, age 54 years has been afflicted for several years with dropsy and his death was not unexpected.  The family stopped here some two months ago on their was to Minn. From Arkansas, where they had been for Mr. Thompson’s health.  The G. A. R. boys conducted the funeral ceremony of the order. -- The Adrian Journal, December 2, 1898, Page 8 Column 2, Death
 

Simpson, Abbie
Died at her home, four miles northeast of this city on Monday, Dec. 4, 1898 at 7 o’clock p.m. of typho-pneumonia fever, Abbie, wife of Jep Simpson.  Deceased had been ill but a few days and her death was a surprise to her numerous friends. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Lewis and spent her life in this community.  A husband and three small children are left to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.
The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery, Elder Geo. Lentz conducted a brief service at the grave.  The family and near relatives have the sympathy of the community in this sad affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, December 9, 1898, Page 1 column 2, Death

 Died, at her home five miles east of Adrian, on the 5th of Dec. 1898, Mrs. Abbie K., wife of J. R. Simpson.
The deceased was 28 years of age, a member of the Dunkard church, a true Christian lady, a devoted wife and loving mother.
Her sickness was of short duration and her death a shock to the community.  At half past six o’clock the angel of death claimed her as his own and she peacefully passed away.
She leaves a husband and three little boys, a father, mother and two brothers to mourn her loss.  Her remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery, followed by a large number of sorrowing friends. -- The Adrian Journal, December 16, 1898, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Joslin, Rev. E. L.
Rev. E. L. Joslin, Presiding Elder of this district of the U. B. conference dropped death in Dr. Bricker’s store yesterday afternoon at about 2 o’clock.  He had been complaining for some time of a severe pain in his right breast and left arm and had gone to the store for medicine, and without warning he sank to the floor.  Dr. Bricker and other picked him up, but he only gasped a few times and all was over.
He was sixty-three years old and for many years had been actively engaged in the ministry in this part of the state, and was an eloquent and logical speaker.
His family, consisting of a wife and several grown children, live at Trenton, Mo., and the sad news has been wired to them.  No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral but it is probable the remains will be taken to Trenton for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, December 9 1898, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Jones,  baby boy
If Ed Jones has he appearance of being a little stuck up just attribute it to the arrival of a bouncing boy baby. at his home last Saturday. -- The Adrian Journal, December 9, 1898, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Lasher-Rutherford
Married, at the home f the bride’s mother, this city, on the evening of the 20th,inst, at six o’clock Mamie Rutherford and William J. Lasher.  Rev.  A. M. Scovill was the officiating clergyman.  After the usual congratulations a bounteous supper was served, which was heartily appreciated by al present.
All seemed to enjoy the occasion.  The worthy young people start out on life’s journey with the benediction of their friends. -- The Adrian Journal, December 23, 1898, Page 1 column 1, Marriage
 

Rink-Deardorff
George Rink and Miss Lunday Deardorff were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents  Wednesday evening, Dec. 21, 1898.  Elder Geo Lentz officiating.
The guests were permitted to partake of a sumptuous supper.  The happy couple have the hearty good wishes of a host of friends their happiness and success.  They received a number of useful gifts. -- The Adrian Journal, December 23, 1898, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Deardorff-Whitehead
Lew Edna Whitehead and Jason Deardorff were married at the residence of the bride’s parents on Wednesday night, Dec. 14, 1898, Elder Geo Lentz officiating.
After the usual congratulation, the party was invited to the dining room, where a sumptuous supper was served by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Whitehead the bride’s parents.
The worthy young couple starts out on life’s journey with the blessing of a host of admiring friends.  May their pathway ever be bright is our wish.  They received a number of useful presents. -- The Adrian Journal, December 23, 1898, Page 1 Column  1, Marriage
 

Elkins, Nellie
A gloom was cast over the city today when the wires announced the death of Mrs. Nellie Elkins (nee Hall), which occurred at Ozark, Mo., at 10 o’clock this morning.
Three weeks ago the happy couple went to that city to visit Mr. Elkins relatives, while there Mrs. Elkins was exposed tot the measles, which were followed by brain fever, from which she died.  The relatives here are overwhelmed with grief, and the community mourns with them.  Nellie was raised in Adrian and her cheerful disposition made her popular with all classes.
Definite arrangements have not yet been made but it is probable that the funeral will be held in this city Sunday afternoon. -- The Adrian Journal, December 23, 1898, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Wright, baby
Dr. Bates reports the advent of a  new heir at the home of George Wright. -- The Adrian Journal, December 30, 1898, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
 

Clark, baby girl
Eugene Clark is rejoicing over the arrival of a girl baby at his home on Monday night. -- The Adrian Journal, December 30, 1898, Page 5 column 2, Birth

 
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