The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri
Jan. 12, 1900 - Dec. 29, 1900
An heir came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ensworth on Wednesday. --
The Adrian Journal, January 12, 1900, Page 4 Column 3, Birth
Charles Brown, son of Thomas Brown, died at the family residence six miles
west of town, Wednesday night. The young man had been in failing health for a
year past, and his death was expected. Funeral was held yesterday.
Runnenburger was the undertaker. The family have the sympathy of the many
friends in their bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, January 26,
1900, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Wheeler, in
West Adrian on Sunday evening, January 21, 1900, Wm. Young and Miss Elizabeth
Wheeler, also Perry Moral and Miss Minnie Wheeler. Only a few invited guests
were present to witness the beautiful ceremony which was performed by Rev. J.
A. W. Brown.
At the conclusion of the ceremony a sumptuous supper was served, to which all
did ample justice.
The many friends of the contracting parties united in extending congratulations
and best wishes, in with the Journal joins.
-- The Adrian Journal, January 26, 1900, Page 2 Column 3, Marriage
Prof. Will Hoover writes from Oak Grove that Mrs. Jerry Turpin died at her
home in that city on the 27th, after a brief illness of pneumonia
fever. Funeral services were held on Sunday last. Mrs. Turpin will be
remembered by many Adrian people as an amiable Christian lady. -- The Adrian
Journal, February 2, 1900, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Moudy, Dr. A.
Dr. A. Moudy died at his home in Westerfield, Ind., January 27, 1900. He
was an uncle of the Moudy brothers of this city, and was a prominent physician
and business man. Many of the older citizens here remember him as a man of
culture and of fine business ability. -- The Adrian Journal, February 2, 1900,
Page 1 Column 2, Death
Mudd, baby boy
A bouncing baby boy arrived at the home of W. S. Mudd today, mother and son
doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, February 2, 1900, Page 1 Column 2, Birth
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Beswick died suddenly Wednesday
morning. It had been ill but a few hours. The young parents have the sympathy
of their many friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, February 2,
1900, Page 5 Column 2, Death
At 7 o’clock Thursday morning February 8, 1900, the spirit of little Durrel
Hall, the eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Glazebrook, took its flight
from earth to the fairer and brighter realms above. For three weeks the little
one had made a heroic struggle for the life against the stubborn attack of a
complication of diseases, and at one time it was thought that he would win the
battle, but his strength gave way and the body was lifeless. Durrel Hall
Glazebrook was born May 28, 1899, being a the time of death, 8 months and 11
days old. He was a bright little babe and was a favorite of all who met him.
His death has cast a gloom over the entire community, and the deep sympathy of
all goes out to the young parents, who are bowed down with grief beneath this
great bereavement. May God comfort them is our earnest prayer.
Funeral services were held from the U.B. church this morning at 9:00 o’clock,
conducted by Rev. Jos. Timmons, and the remains were tenderly laid to rest in
Oak Hill cemetery in Butler. -- The Adrian Journal, February 9, 1900,
Page 1 column 1, Obituary
Willard E. White and Amanda M. Crawford, of Crescent Hill were married at
Butler, Tuesday February 6, 1900. Justice Hemstreet officiating. -- The Adrian
Journal, February 9, 1900, Page 1 Column 1, Marriage
Sims, C. A. T.
C. A. T. Sims, formerly station agent at this place, died at the home of his
mother in Indiana on Feb. 1st. His many friends in this city deeply
regret his demise.
At the time of his death he was a member of the Adrian Lodge No.13 I.O.O.F.;
also of the M. W. A. Camp of this city. -- The Adrian Journal, February 9,
1900, Page 1 Column 2, Death
Mrs. Shubert, an aged lady, died at the home of her son, Charles Shubert in
Grand River township, Wednesday night. The remains were taken to her former
home in Kentucky for burial, they were shipped from this city last night. -- The
Adrian Journal, February 9, 1900, Page 4 Column 2, Death
Gaston Gilham and Mary L. Raymey were quietly married on Thursday, Feb. 1,
1900. They moved to their farm in Mingo township. The Journal joins their
friends in extending congratulations and best wishes. -- The Adrian Journal,
February 9, 1900, Page 5 Column 3, Marriage
Harry McCray, of Kansas City, and Miss Bessie Claxton, of this city were
united in marriage at Butler on Wednesday. The bride is well known in this
city, and her friends join in wishing her a realization of her fondest hopes.
The happy young couple will make their home in Kansas City. -- The Adrian
Journal, February 9, 1900, Page 5 Column 4, Marriage
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1900, at the home of the bride’s parents, five miles
northeast of this city, Leopold Gebhardt and Miss Lyda Kussman were united in
the holy bonds of matrimony. A large number of friends were present to witness
the ceremony and to pay their respects to the contracting parties.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Kussman, parents of the bride, had provided a sumptuous dinner
for the invited guests, and all present partook of the meal with a hearty relish
and appreciated the manner in which they were entertained.
The groom is a worthy young gentleman, and has been successful in business, he
recently purchased a good farm in Grand River township, where they will reside.
The bride is a popular and industrious young lady and will do well her part in
making happy and prosperous.
The Journal joins the many friends of the contracting parties in wishing them
life’s most bountiful blessings. -- The Adrian Journal, February 9, 1900, Page 8
column 3, Marriage
Robert Duke and Miss Mattie Haggard were quietly married on Tuesday by Judge
John Dunkle at the home of the latter. The Journal joins the many friends of
the worthy young couple in wishing them life’s most bounteous blessings.
-- The Adrian Journal, February 16, 1900, Page 4 Column 2, Marriage
F. U. Houston and Miss Bertha Prine, of this city, were quietly united in
marriage at the Methodist parsonage, Butler, on Tuesday evening, Feb. 20, 1900,
the Rev. Dr. W. F. Jones officiating.
The contracting parties are numbered among Adrian’s finest citizens, having
spent the greater part of their lives in this city.
The groom has for a long time been engaged in running a meat market in this
city. He is one of the most substantial and popular business men in the city.
The bride is a handsome, popular and worthy young lady, and will do her part in
meeting the stern battles of life in a pleasant way.
The Journal joins with a multitude of the friends wishing the contracting
parties a pleasant and profitable journey through life, and that success may
attend their laudable efforts. -- The Adrian Journal, February 23, 1900, Page 1
Column 1, Marriage
Balinda, wife of P. J. Hall, formerly a resident of this city, died at her
home in Kansas City, Dec. 28, 1899, aged 66 years. For more than thirty years
she had lived an exemplary Christian life. She was loved and esteemed by all
who knew her. She had been in declining health for a number of years, when she
was taken down with pneumonia fever. She suffered for eight weeks with great
patience when death relieved her of suffering, and she was ushered into a better
land. She leaves a husband, four children, four brothers and two sisters and
many friends to mourn her loss. -- The Adrian Journal, February 23, 1900, Page 1
Column 3, Death
Bettie, wife of C. W. Boswell, died at the family residence six miles
northeast of this city on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1900. She had been ill about a
week, and bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude.
Deceased was an amiable Christian lady, highly esteemed by a wide circle of
acquaintances and friends.
She was united in marriage about thirteen years ago to Elmer Timmons, one child
was born to this union. Mr. Timmons answered the least summons about twelve
years ago, later the babe joined the father in a brighter clime. Six years ago
last December she was united in marriage to C. W. Boswell, to this union three
children have been born, all of whom with the husband survive.
Bettie Duke was born thirty two years ago and grew to womanhood in this county.
She was popular with young and old, because of her noble character.
Funeral services were held yesterday from Deer Creek Chapel, her pastor, Rev.
Brown officiated and the remains laid to rest in the Nichols cemetery beside
those of her first husband. -- The Adrian Journal, February 23, 1900, Page 8
column 5, Death
Died, Feb. 21, 1900, at her home six miles northeast of
Adrian, Bettie wife of C. W. Boswell, age 32 years, four months and 24 days.
She was born and raised near where she died. She was a member of the U. B.
church having given her heart to God in early life. She was a true Christian
lady, a devoted wife and loving mother, and all who knew her loved her. She
leaves a husband, three little boys, a mother, one sister and seven brothers to
mourn her loss. She knew that she could not get well and told her husband to
bring her dear little children to her that she might kiss them for the last
time. As her relatives passed by her bedside she kissed the good-bye forever;
and at ten minutes past three o’clock she fell asleep to awake no more. Rev.
Brown, of Adrian, preached quite an able funeral sermon, after which her remains
were laid to rest in the Nichols cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 9, 1900,
Page 8 column 4, Obituary
Brant, the four year old son of John T. Wright and wife, died at the home
of Joe Thompson, this city, last Sunday of membranous croup, after a very brief
illness. The parents were visiting in this city when the little one was
stricken. Funeral was held Monday and the body laid to rest in the Crescent
Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 23, 1900, Page 8 column 5, Death
Napoleon B. Woolsey surrendered his life to the angel of death on Feb. 25th,
at 3:10 a.m., at his home in Grand River township. He was the only son of Jerry
Woolsey, and besides his father, leaves two sisters to mourn his death.
Deceased was born in Livingston county, Mo., Oct. 9, 1876. He was a quiet young
man and had many warm friends.
The family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their hour of
sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1900, Page 1 Column 2, Obituary
Daniel Prine, of this city, and Mrs. Thompson, of Montrose were married at
the latter place on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1900. The groom is a highly respected
citizen of Adrian, and has a wife circle of friends who unite in wishing him a
blissful future. The bride is a stranger to the people of this city, but she
will be given a cordial welcome. They arrived home last night. The Journal
joins in wishing them well. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1900, Page 5 Column
Uriah Hill, an old and respected citizen, died at his home, three miles
west of Adrian. Tuesday night. The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill
cemetery yesterday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1900, Page 8 Column
Eliub Hill Dead
Died at his home, three miles west of Adrian, Mo., Feb. 28, 1900, Eliub Hill,
age 79 years. Death was caused by dropsy of the heart, from which he had been a
long sufferer. He leaves five children to mourn his loss: viz, Uriah, Chauncey,
Isaac and Wallace, Mesdames Chas. Teeter and Susie Wright. The remains were
tenderly laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery on March 1st.
-- The Adrian Journal, March 9, 1900, Page 1 Column 3, Death
The six weeks old son of Judge and Mrs. W. W. Parish died Saturday evening
on March 3, 1900, at their home 6 miles northwest of this city. Funeral was
held from the home at 12 o’clock Sunday, and all that was mortal of the little
one was laid to rest in the Everett cemetery. The parents have the sincere
sympathy of the community in their sorrow. --
The Adrian Journal, March 9, 1900, Page 1 Column 4, Death
George Moles and Minnie Addleman were married at the home of the bride’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Addleman, at 5 o’clock Sunday evening, March 4, 1900. A
very appropriate and impressive ceremony was performed by Rev. G. B. Haggard.
The bride was dressed in a beautiful blue silk, and the groom in the
After all had offered congratulations to the young couple they passed into the
dining room where a supper was prepared with the most delicious food ever seen.
After each had eaten they were ushered into the parlor where they heard music
and merry laughter.
The bride and groom received several nice presents which will be long remembered
At a later hour each one started for their house expressing themselves as
spending a pleasant evening. -- The Adrian Journal, March 9, 1900, Page 4
Column 2, Marriage
John Ashbaugh is the happiest man in the state since that prospective voter
arrived at his home-mother and child are doing well. -- The Adrian Journal,
March 9, 1900, Page 8 column 3, Birth
Died at his home three miles west of Burdette on February 26th,
Richard Corbin. His remains were laid to rest Thursday, March 1st in
the Sharon cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 9, 1900, Page 8 Column 3,
Mrs. John Spaw died at the family residence, four miles northeast of this
city, last night, after a long and painful illness of cancer. She was an
amiable lady. Obituary will be published next week. -- The Adrian Journal,
March 16, 1900, Page 4 Column 3, Death
Mrs. John Spaw died at the family residence,
four miles northeast of this city, Thursday night, after along and painful
illness, of cancer. She was a popular and amiable lady. Funeral services were
held today and the remains were laid to rest near Virginia. The family have the
sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, April
13, 1900, Page 5 column 3, Death
At the residence of the bride in this city, Thursday evening at six o’clock,
Mr. O. Wofford, of Bates county and Mrs. Jennie Proctor, Rev. Bibb officiating.
The newly wedded pair left on the Hummer Friday morn. -- The Adrian Journal,
March 23, 1900, Page 4 Column 2, Marriage
Lentz, baby boy
John Lentz is rejoicing over the advent of a bouncing boy baby into the home
last week. May he live long and well is our wish. -- The Adrian Journal, March
23, 1900, Page 5 Column 3, Birth
Harris, baby girl
Dr. Tuttle reports the advent of a fine boy baby into the home of Mills
Whitney on Saturday; also a 12 pound girl into the home of T. C . Harris on
Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 30, 1900, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
Dr. Bates received word from Frankfort, Ind., today announcing the death of
Mrs. Laura Sims, widow of the late Chas. A. T. Sims, which occurred March 28th.
The husband died just two months ago. May God bless and guide the parentless
children is our prayer. -- The Adrian Journal, April 6, 1900, Page 1 Column 1,
John W. Steel and Mrs. Martha F. Shoup were quietly united in marriage at
the home of Rev. Joseph Timmons, on Saturday evening, March 31, 1900, Rev.
Timmons officiating in his usual pleasant manner. The contracting parties have
the kindest regards of all, coupled with the wish that they may enjoy life’s
most bounteous blessings. -- The Adrian Journal, April 6, 1900, Page 5 Column 3,
Died, Brigham Young Wyatt, at the residence of A. H. Wyatt, March 31st,
aged considerably. Deceased was well known to many. He leaves an aged mate and
a sorry master to mourn their loss. -- The Adrian Journal, April 6, 1900, Page 5
Column 3, Death
Dr. Bates and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a new lady boarder at
their home on the 10th. -- The Adrian Journal, April 13, 1900, Page
4 Column 1, Birth
Sherman Ward’s infant babe was buried last Sunday at Crescent Hill
cemetery. Rev. Brown conducted short services at the house. The parents have
the sympathy of the community. -- The Adrian Journal, April 13, 1900, Page 4
Column 2, Death
Minnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Grider, died on Tuesday morning,
April 10, 1900. Deceased who was a young woman of excellent qualities and sweet
disposition, has for some months been suffering from that dread disease
consumption, and her death was not unexpected, but was none the less a sad blow
to her family and many friends who have the sympathy of the entire community.
Funeral services were held in the church at Scott cemetery Wednesday, at
11:00 a.m., conducted by Rev. J. W. Sage and attended by a large concourse of
friends and neighbors of the family. -- The Adrian Journal, April 20, 1900, Page
1 Column 1, Death
The three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Moles died Wednesday after a
brief illness. Funeral services were held yesterday from the Mt. Olivet church,
Rev. J. A. Silvius officiating. The young parents have the sympathy of their
many friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, April 27, 1900, Page 1
Column 5, Death
On Tuesday evening, April 24, 1900, at 7:00, a pretty home wedding occurred
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Bice, five miles southeast of this city.
Rev. Joseph Timmons, in a very beautiful and impressive ceremony, united in
marriage their daughter, Miss Cora and Mr. John Gossard. The ceremony was
performed in the presence of relatives and a few intimate friends.
After the usual congratulations the party was invited to partake of a sumptuous
supper, which consisted of the substantials and delicacies in abundance.
The bride is a worthy and popular young lady and will make a faithful wife.
The groom is a stranger here, but is said to be an industrious and worthy young
man. They will make their home in Webb City.
The Journal joins their many friends in wishing them many blessings and few
List of Presents:
Mr. and Mrs. Yeats..Set China; Mr. and Mrs. Bice…Set China; Mr. and Mrs.
Galzebrook..Salad dish; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Yeats..Table cloth; Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Jenkins..Table cloth; J. Hall and Mrs. Owen..Cake plate; Roy and Rae
Bice…Glass Berry set; Will Alsbach…Pair towels; Paul Jenkins…Jelly Stand; Will
Shealey…Glass Fruit dish; Elsie Bice…Bedspread and Cake plate; Will and Dow
Yeats…Glass tea set; Frank Bice…Salt and pepper set and preserve dish. -- The
Adrian Journal, April 27,1900, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
It does not often occur that people live to celebrate their golden wedding,
but occasionally life is lengthened out so that the companions of youth are
dearer companions of old age. On Tuesday, April 24, 1900, J. M. Hogan and
Elizabeth Hogan, of this celebrated the 50th anniversary of their
They had not planned to commemorate the event, but their children and friends
had not forgotten to provide for the proper celebration of event. Uncle john
was in Kansas City and had been for some weeks, and was not thinking of coming,
but when he arose Tuesday morning his son informed him that he was expected to
go to Adrian at once. He protested, but to no avail, he was persuaded to come.
Grandma, who knew nothing of the arrangement was invited to take dinner with
Mrs. R. Bryant of this city, both were unaware of the cyclone of joy and
gladness that was gathering, and which was destined to break upon them at
In the meantime their daughter, Mrs. Susie Webb, of Vinta, I. T., had arrived
in the city on Monday night and was being entertained by Mrs. John Stone. Mrs.
Mollie Roadcap, J. D. and E. D. Hogan, their children who reside in Kansas City,
came down on the 10:25 train Tuesday morning, and Mrs. Wm. Haas, and J. D.
Hogan, who reside near this city drove in. They all met at the depot when the
train came in and marched to the home of their parents. After everything was in
readiness Grandma was sent for. It would be impossible to describe the surprise
of the worthy lady as she was ushered into the presence of her children, some
of whom she had not seen for several years. It was joy unspeakable; a moment of
supreme happiness and delight. After affectionate greetings and hearty
expressions of good will, they were seated around a table loaded with the good
things of life, where they enjoyed themselves in the highest degree. The
children had not failed to provide suitable mementoes of the occasion. They
bought for their father a handsome gold headed cane, with his name engraved upon
it. For their mother they purchased a gold breast pin which contained the
picture of her husband. These gifts were presented by Dr. E. E. Gilmore in an
eloquent address, suitable for the occasion.
These worthy people have resided in this county for many years and it is with
pleasure to their friends that their lives have been spared and that they are
still in the enjoyment of reasonable health.
The Journal joins with their many friends in wishing them many years of
happiness and hope that they may have the pleasure of meeting their children
around the family fire side many more times. We congratulate them upon their
safe arrival at the place where they could celebrate their golden wedding and
rejoice with them in their pleasant environments of life. -- The Adrian Journal,
April 27, 1900, Page 4 Column 1, Anniversary
William Martz, an aged and respected citizen, of Shawnee township, died
Wednesday, after a lingering illness of pulmonary trouble.
We are not in possession of facts from which to write an obituary.
Funeral services were held from the home yesterday, conducted by Elder Coffey,
and the remains laid to rest in the France cemetery.
The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this bereavement.
-- The Adrian Journal, May 4, 1900, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Died at his home in this city, on Tuesday night, May 1, 1900,. Frederick
Eichinging, after a brief suffering from a complication of diseases.
Deceased was born in Adams county, Penn., Sept. 22, 1815, and was at the time of
his death 84 years, 9 months and 9 days old.
He was married to Mary A. Allaway Feb. 24, 1842, this union lasted until Nov.
26, 1894 when the companion of his youth passed into the beyond.
He moved from Penn., to Illinois, and from thence to this county in 1868, where
he has since resided.
He has several living children whose names were are unable to give, two children
preceded him to the other shore. As a citizen, Uncle, Fred, as he was
familiarly known, was peaceable, honest and industrious; a kind and generous
For several years past he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Davis, and
for some months past the weight of years had been weighing heavily upon him to
those who knew him it was evident that his days were numbered.
At the time of his death, and for several years past he had been a member of the
U. B. church.
Funeral services were held from the home at noon Wednesday, Rev. Joseph Timmons,
of this city, conducted a brief but impressive funeral service, after with the
remains were taken to Butler where they were laid to rest beside those of his
In the death of Uncle Fred an old landmark is removed, and the surviving
relatives have the sympathy of a host of friends in this bereavement. -- The
Adrian Journal, May 4, 1900, Page 8 column 3, Obituary
Mrs. Sue Spaw (nee Miss Lindley) was born in Martin county, Indiana, January
19, 1849. After the death of her parents in 1853, she moved to the home of her
aunt, near Paola, Ind.; in 1875 she went to Ill., and came to Mo., in 1883. She
united with the Baptist church in 1835 and was a consistent Christian lady.
She was married to J. S. Spaw Aug. 5, 1885 and settled on a farm near Adrian,
where she died April 11, 1900, aged 51 years, 2 months and 22 days. She was a
devout wife and a loving mother.
For several months she had been prostrated, but at times would rally and the
family would take a hew hope; but the dread disease had taken such a firm hold
upon her system and she became so emaciated for the long suffering that she was
unable to stand the strain, notwithstanding the medical treatment and the tender
care of kind friends, who administered to her every want, day and night. The
Lord wanted her and called her home.
Her remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Norris cemetery, southwest of
Butler. -- The Adrian Journal, May 4, 1900, Page 8 column 4, Obituary
Wm. Arnold and Mrs. Annie E. Smith, of Butler, were married yesterday at
high noon at the residence of W. F. Hemstreet.
The bride, who formerly resided in this city, is a worthy lady, and has many
friends here who join in wishing her a happy journey through life.
Banker Mills and family, of Adrian attended the wedding. -- The Adrian Journal,
May 11, 1900, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
W. A. Kidwell and wife, of Rich Hill, were called to Archie this week on
account of the serious illness of Uncle Henry Rains. We learn that this aged
gentleman and worthy citizen died Wednesday night. -- The Adrian Journal, May
11, 1900, Page 1 Column 4, Death
Henry Rains died at the home of his
daughter in Archie, May 12, 1900; aged 82 years, 3 months and 17 days. He had
been a constant sufferer for many months and his death did not come as a
Mr. Rains is an honorable citizen and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held on Sunday and the remains laid to rest in Crescent
Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18, 1900, Page 1 Column 2, Death
Arring, J. H.
Dr. Rains received a phone message from Kansas City yesterday evening
stating that a man named J. H. Arrick, living near Adrian, had been killed by a
cable car in that city. Investigation proved that it was not J. H. Arrick of
this vicinity. Later the name was given as J. H. Arring of near this place. If
such a man resides in this community he is not widely known. -- The Adrian
Journal, May 18, 1900, Page 1 column 2, Death
These are incidents in life that sent a thrill of horror through every
heart familiar with the facts. The sudden and shocking away of little Dell
Wolfe on Tuesday was one of those inexplicable horrors that send a pang to
every beast. Words have no power to express the real feeling that fills the
heart. A promising life ended; a home made desolate; a community engulfed in
sorrow in a moment. We shrink from the picture, and turn away with poignant
grief for the parents. -- The Adrian Journal, Mary 18, 1900, Page 4 Column 2,
A TERRIBLE DEATH
Little Dell Wolfe Was Thrown From A Horse Tuesday Morning And Dragged To
On Tuesday morning as Dell, the 11 year old son of Grant Wolfe, was returning
from the home of h is Uncle, Chas. Fri to his own home he was thrown from his
horse, at the bridge west of Perry Black’s house, his foot became fastened in
the stirrup strap. This frightened the horse and it began to run and kick in a
frantic manner, the poor boy had no way of losing himself and was completely at
the mercy of the frightened animal.
Perry Black and Geo. Wyatt were up the road some three hundred yards from where
the boy was thrown, and in the direction of the horse came. Mr. Black, being
mounted, immediately started to meet the animal and if possible stop it in time
to rescue the boy alive, but his best efforts failed to save the boy. Time and
time again he rode in front of the horse, but it would dodge him. As they came
u; where Mr. Wyatt was standing he, Wyatt, caught the horse by the bits and
stopped it. The boy lived but a few minutes after he was rescued.
A messenger was sent after Dr. Bates, who promptly responded, only to find that
life had gone from the body.
The body was tenderly carried to the home of Mr. Black, and he at once went to
inform the parents of the great calamity that had befallen them and the
community as well.
How It Happened
Little is known as to the cause of the horse getting frightened. Mr. Goss, who
was plowing in a field nearby says, that Dell waved his hat at him and he thinks
this scared the horse.
Dell was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant T. Wolfe, had he lived until next
August he would have been eleven years old. He was an intelligent and obedient
boy, a favorite with all who knew him. The neighbors looked upon him as a manly
boy, and held him in high esteem. His parents had learned to depend upon him,
because they could trust him.
The entire community was shocked beyond the power of words to describe when the
death of Dell was announced; grief filled every heart, and every hand was ready
to minister to the needs of the grief stricken parents.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Dr. May, of
Kansas City. A large congregation of sorrowing friends were present to pay
their respects to the memory of the dead, and as best they could, comfort and
assist the living. The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The parents, who are numbered among the most worthy and highly respected people
of the community, have the deep sympathy of all in their great affliction. --
The Adrian Journal, May 18, 1900, Page 8 column 3-4, Death
Dellifus E. Wolfe, son of Grant and
Louisa Wolfe, departed this life May 15, 1900, by being thrown from a horse that
became frightened from an unknown cause. His age was 10 years, 9 months and 1
The chilling tides of grim death have once gain darkened the lonely chamber of
devoted parents by taking from their midst a promising boy whose heart, while
throbbing with the vigor of youth, was stilled forever. The sudden blast of
untimely death adds greatly to the sorrow of the bereaved parents, when,
without thought or warning, they realize the sad departure of the one they love.
Little Dell was born and raised about 5 miles west of Adrian, Bates county, and
his early school life was spent in the district known as Fairview. His
respectful obedience to his teacher as well as devotion to his parents foretold
the future development of a noble manhood. He was of a type that would excite
the admiration of all who knew him as well as that of his teacher and
schoolmates. He was one of the number that din not make trouble for his teacher
and his aptness to take learning as further evidence of a fine development. But
alas, how soon and how sadly did the lamp of life become extinguished that
invoked the eternal darkness of death.
His young age as well as his index of character will doubtless insure him a
happier destiny in the glorious Eden above. We cannot, under any consideration,
think his condition worse. Death, sorrow and sickness can never disturb his
quiet repose, while his spirit will ever bask in the sunlight of the God who
gave it. Weep not beloved parents.
We should not dear friends, look upon the earthy departure of human kind as a
detriment or a curse. How many, who have died while youth was in it splendor,
have escaped the creel pangs of life while others have lingered long past noon
and felt the heat and burden of the day. Think of the many sorrows that are
ever crossing the uneven paths of helpless humanity. Think of the tyranny of
man and the arrogance of wealth and position. Think of the sufferings of the
weak and the power of passion. Think of the cold blasts of scorn and the crass
gales of slander. Think of the follies of sin and the temptations innumerable.
Might well the Bible say, “O death, Where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy
victory? Not withstanding our inability to unveil eternity and determine the
destiny of all our departed friends we know beyond all doubt that they are
released forever from the tumults and scenes of strife. Amid life’s dreary
storms the dead sleep tranquil and serene. No dins of earth disturb their
peaceful slumbers. It is surely better that we pass away and go down to the
dreamless grave, to the tongue less silence of the voiceless dust than to endure
life’s pangs forever. Eternal sleep is better than eternal pain.
The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery, where they will
remain until the glorious morn of the resurrection shall crumble every tomb and
deprive them of all their inmates. The beloved parents are undergoing pangs
that no comforter save the Christ Physician can relieve. Nor words of sympathy,
however kind and gentle, can stay the flood of sorrow that wrecks this lonely
May peace be unto the dust of little Dell while the flowers of love and
tenderness may ever shed their lasting perfume above his silent grave.
Our dear young friend has passed away,
From home and kindred dear;
And left the comrades of his day,
To mourn his absence here.
Like a young oak around whose form,
Like creeping ivy twines;
So was he in his little home,
That now for him repines.
How sad the home he lately blessed,
By his kind presence there;
How sad must be the mother’s heart
Who must such losses bear.
And while we mourn in sorrow here
For him that sleeps alone;
His spirit with his Maker dear,
Doth bask around the throne.
His teacher, M. M. Straube.
-- The Adrian Journal, April 25, 1900, Page 5 column 3, Obituary
Dr. Bates reports the arrival of a girl baby at the home of Charles Blocher
yesterday. Mother and child doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, June 8, 1900,
Page 8 column 3, Birth
Samantha, wife of G. D. Bowling, died at the family home, five miles
southwest of Adrian on Monday evening, June 4, 1900, after a lingering illness
Samantha Shaw was born in Cochocton, Ohio, March 14, 1832 (?) moved with her
parents to Illinois in 1836. On October 12, 1851 she was united in marriage
with G. D. Bowling. In 1868 they moved to Kansas, remaining there until 1894
when they came to Bates county, Mo., where they have since resided.
Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bowling, one daughter preceded hr to the
other shore, having died in 1872. The surviving children are, P. J. of this
county, C. G., of Santa Barbara, Cal., Mrs. S. C. Crummer, of Belleville,
Kansas, and L. P. of Salina, Kansas, with these also remains the aged father
who mourns, deeply, the loss of the companion, who shared his joys and sorrows
for forty-nine years, and who was ever loyal and true to husband and home.
Deceased was reared under Methodist discipline and her early life was actively
devoted to church and Sunday school work. She was ever kind and generous to
friends and neighbors; a devoted wife; a tender and affectionate mother. Only
those who were under her gentle influence could full appreciate her generous
In that undying word “Mother” is wrapped the dearest affections of the human
heart. The storms of life may sweep away our friends, the irony of fate may
leaves us impoverished, but through all of these the love of mother remains an
unfading and undying treasure. The bitterest tears are over mothers grave.
Only those who have felt the pangs incident to the loss of mother can full
realize the depth of sorrow that penetrates the heart.
Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Bowling were held from the home on
Tuesday, conducted by Rev. J. E. Hall, of this city, after which the remains
were tenderly borne to the Crescent Hill cemetery, where they were
tenderly laid to rest.
The journal joins the many friends of the aged husband and children in extending
condolence in this their darkest hour of sadness and gloom. -- The Adrian
Journal, June 8, 1900, Page 8, Column 4, Obituary
Relatives and friends gather at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sherman
Sunday evening to witness the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ida to F. Elmer
The wedding march was played by Mrs. J. E. Dowell of Adrian, Rev. W. F. Jones
joined the happy couple in wedlock, after which a bountiful luncheon was served
to the guests. It was the birthday of Mr. Sherman and their son Homer.
Mr. and Mrs. Weaver were the recipients of many beautiful presents. The bride
is a naïve of Butler, her friends are numerous, whose wishes for her future
happiness will follow her. Her superior a ability as a teacher has been proven
in the years she has been employed at Adrian. As an elocutionist she has been
admired by all that have heard her.
The groom is a Bates county boy, having been born and reared near Adrian. He
has a good position with the Kansas City, Kan., Cracker Co. as bookkeeper.
The Journal takes pleasure in joining the many friends of the young couple in
For four years Miss Ida had charge of the primary department of Adrian Public
School and grew in popularity each year. She is a cultured and refined lady and
popular in social circles.
Elmer Weaver is a model young man, and is popular with all who know him. He
spent most of his life in Adrian and there is no one that will say aught against
him. In business he is accurate, courteous and honest, and is coming too the
front in business circles. -- The Adrian Journal, June 15, 1900, Page 1
Column 2, Marriage
H. P. Smith received a message yesterday, announcing the death of his aunt,
Mrs. David Epley, who lived in Cass county. He and Mrs. Smith will attend the
funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, June 15, 1900, Page 5 Column 3, Death
Marriage license have been issued to Earl C. Barber and Medora Barber. These
people were divorced in this county last winter. -- The Adrian Journal, June 29,
1900, Page 5 column 3, Marriage license
At the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Kline, five miles
southeast of Adrian, on Wednesday evening, June 27, 1900, at 8:30 o’clock Lewis
Tuttle and Miss Maud Kline were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. A large
number of the friends and relatives of the contracting parties had been invited
to be present, and 125 persons availed themselves of the pleasant opportunity of
visiting this hospitable home.
Monroe Cox, as groomsman, and Miss Jessie Jenkins, a s bridesmaid, led the way.
A beautiful rug of ferns and daisies had been arranged, upon which the bride
and groom stood during the ceremony, here they were met by Rev. J. E. Hall, who
in a very beautiful and impressive ceremony united the happy hearts in the most
sacred bonds of life.
The floral decorations were elaborate and displayed with taste. Misses Maud
Jenkins and Mattie Taylor played the role of flower girls in a graceful manner.
The bride and bride’s maid were gowned in white organdy over pink shadowed
silk. The usual congratulations followed the ceremony, after which the wedding
party and invited guests were invited to the spacious dining room, where a
sumptuous meal was served in four courses.
To prepare such menu taxed the culinary skill, but Mrs. Kline, the bride’s
mother, is equal to such occasions, as was fully demonstrated by the excellent
quality and fashionable service presented to the guest on this occasion. The
dinner was delicious in quality abundant and exquisite in service.
Those who had the good fortune to enjoy the hospitality of this happy home on
this occasion, will long remember it as one of life’s most pleasurable events,
and cherish it in memory as long as life shall last. The host and hostess
endeared themselves to all present by their easy and graceful hospitality.
Miss Maud Kline, the bride, is a handsome and accomplished young lady, a
society leader, and will doubtless be a worthy and agreeable companion. The
groom was raised in Adrian and vicinity, he is the son of Dr. H. W. Tuttle of
this city, and is an industrious young man. For several years he has
successfully conducted his father’s farm east of town.
The presents received by the happy couple were numerous, costly and useful. The
Journal joins their , of many friends in congratulations, coupled with the wish
that their lives may be as pleasant as their fondest fancy has pictured it. --
The Adrian Journal, June 29, 1900, Page 8 Column 3, Marriage
Mrs. James Thompson died at the family residence near Elkhart on Tuesday
morning, July 3, 1900, of an illness lasting several months. Deceased was 57
years old. She was a highly esteemed lady, and her loss will be keenly felt by
the people of the community. -- The Adrian Journal, July 6, 1900, Page 1 Column
Grandma Shull died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Neiswender,
Thursday, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held from the U.
B. church this afternoon. We have been unable to get the necessary facts, hence
cannot publish an obituary until next week. -- The Adrian Journal, July 6, 1900,
Page 1 Column 1, Death
Grandma Shull (Barbara) passed to her
home at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Neiswender, July 5, 1900.
She was the daughter of John and Catherine Keller, was born in Lebanon county,
Tenn. May 19, 1820. Moved with her parents to Franklin county, Ohio, in 1829.
She was married to Isaac Shull in May, 1840, to which union were born eight
children, six of whom with her husband preceded her.
In 1853 she moved to Miama co., Indiana. After the death of her husband she
made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Neiswender. She was converted in early
life and joined the U. B. church, in which she lived a consistent member for
twenty five years. When she went to live in her daughter’s home in Kansas she
gave her letter to the M. E. church, there she lived a devoted Christian life
for 25 years. After coming to Mo., she again united with the U. B. Church.
Failing health prevented her from attending public worship, but she lived a
devoted Christian life at home. Her Bible was her daily companion. For some
time she realized that she could not get well, but it did not trouble her. She
would say, “I am just waiting for my Heavenly Father to call me above.”
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Hall at the Mt. Olivet
church on the 6th. -- The Adrian Journal, July 13, 1900, Page 1
Column 2, Obituary
George B. Walker, of this county and Mrs. Jemima F. Paine of Sedalia, were
united in marriage at the home of David Beaman, Mound township, Sunday, July 1,
1900. Justice W. D. Anderson performed the ceremony which made them man and
wife, after the ceremony the guests were invited to partake of a bountiful
supper, which was heartily appreciated by all.
The groom is 74 years old and the bride is 60. -- The Adrian Journal, July 6,
1900, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
One of the infant twin children of Charles Shubert died suddenly Sunday.
Funeral services were held on Monday and the remains laid to rest in the France
cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 6, 1900, Page 5 Column 2, Death
Chas. Fuller Badly Injured
While engaged in hauling logs Tuesday his team became frightened and started to
run throwing Chas. Fuller from the wagon and one of the hind wheels of the
loaded wagon passed over his breast, and for a time it was thought that the life
had been instantly crushed out of him, but he regained consciousness after a
time. The accident occurred at the Fuller saw mill, eight miles northwest of
this city. On Tuesday night he was brought as far on the road home as this
city, here he was taken to the hotel to rest before pursuing the journey home.
At this time it is not known just how badly he is injured. It is said that no
bones were broken. The injuries if serious, are internal.
It is hoped that he is not fatally hurt, and that he will be speedily restored
to his former healthfulness and vigor.
Mr. Fuller died as a result of his injuries Wednesday evening at 7:00 o’clock.
He suffered intense pain from the time he was injured until death came.
His injuries were internal. No bones were broken and not even a flesh wound was
made to indicate the serious nature of his injuries.
After his death the body was taken to the residence of W. H. DeArmond, on East
Main St. where it remained until the hour of burial.
The sudden and shocking taking away of Mr. Fuller cast gloom over the entire
community, every heart is filled with grief at this unexpected calamity to one
of the most prominent families in the county. Following closely as it does
after another frightful and fatal accident, makes it doubly sad.
Charles W. Fuller was born in Illinois Nov. 1846, died in Adrian, Mo., July 11,
1900, age 54 years. In his young manhood he went west and engaged in mining
until July 1885, when he came to this county, he has since made his home with
his brother, Judge DeWitt C. Fuller.
Mr. Fuller never married. As a man and a citizen he was generous hearted to a
fault. His neighbors say that no one ever appealed to him in vain for public or
charitable purposes, he responded liberally and cheerfully to every need in
these directions. Morally his habits were correct. He was a quiet, unassuming,
refined gentleman. In his dealings with others he was scrupulously hones,
asking of them only that which he himself would most willingly grant. Being a
man of but few words, he did not acquire as wide an acquaintance as some, but
those who knew him best are most profuse in their praise of his many manly
traits of mind and heart.
This brother and family have the deep sympathy of the entire community in this
their sudden and shocking bereavement.
The remains were quietly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery
yesterday in the presence of a large number of sympathizing neighbors and
friends of the family. -- The Adrian Journal, July 13, 1900, Page 8 Column 3,
Jacob Bloom, and old settler of Bates county, died of pulmonary trouble,
July 14, 1900.
Deceased was converted and united with the Christian church a few years ago.
Last winter while the writer was holding a meeting in Archie, he united with the
U. B. church.
He was a good citizen and an honest upright man, and will be missed both in the
church and community in which he lived.
He leaves five children to mourn their loss, two children with their mother have
The funeral was held at the home, one miles southwest of Archie, on Sunday, July
15, conducted by he undersigned in the presence of a number of friends and
neighbors, and the remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Rev. J. A. W. Brown -- The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1900, Page 5 column 4,
Rachel J. Freeman died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Bice July 12
1900, after a painful illness lasting11 months.
Rachel J. Schooley was born in Paris, Ky., Sept.11, 1832. She was united in
marriage with Stephen W. Freeman June 15, 1850, to this union ten children were
born, four of whom are still living.
She united with the Baptist church at the age of 16, later she joined the M.E.
church, in which denomination she remained a faithful and consistent member
until death released her spirit and she was taken to enjoy the reward of the
Funeral services were held from the home Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.
E. Hall, of this city, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Nichols
cemetery. The relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this
bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1900, Page 8 column 4, Obituary
James Madison Cox was born in Scott county, Virginia, June 28, 1848, when
he was a lad of eight summers his parents moved to Pulaski county, Ky., where he
grew to manhood. During the civil war he left home and joined the engineer
corps of the Federal army and saw active service for more than two years.
On June 13, 1867 he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Catherine Young,
who still survives him, to this union four children were born, three daughters
and one son, one of the daughters died a number of years ago. The living
children are Mesdames Jas. Allen and John Pulliam, and Monroe Cox.
In 1868 Mr. Cox moved to Mo., locating near Dayton, Cass county, and in 1882 he
moved to this city, where he since resided, and during which time he has been
active in the business circles of the city. In 1897 President McKinley
appointed him Postmaster, which office he held at the time of his death.
No more generous hearted man ever lived in a community than Mat. Cox. He was
ready to respond with all his energy to every public enterprise, and in deeds
of charity he was always a liberal and enthusiastic leader. His desire was not
to harm anyone.
An energetic, charitable and peaceable citizen has gone and we will miss him.
The family have the deep sympathy of the entire community in this sad
bereavement. Funeral services will be held today at 2:00 o’clock p.m. from the
M.E. church, the pastor, Rev. J. E. Hall will preach the sermon. It is expected
that the Knights of Pythias will attend in a body. Burial will be at Crescent
Hill. May he rest in peace. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1900, Page 8
Column 3, Obituary
Heath, John C.
John C. Heath died at his residence, four miles west of Adrian, July, 1900,
aged 67 years 2 months and 15 days. He was born in Harrison county, Ohio, cut
came to this state in early manhood. Uncle John Heath built the first house on
the land where Adrian now stands, but sold the farm to the Town Co., and bought
the home where he died.
He was twice married, his first wife died 7 years ago. Seven children, all gown
Uncle John Heath was an honest and industrious man, held in high esteem by all
who knew him. He united with the Presbyterian church at Fairview in Feb. 1895,
from which place funeral services were held on Sunday July 29th,
conducted by Rev. Watkins, of Appleton City, who preached a very appropriate
sermon. The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery to
await the dawning of the Great day.
The love and sympathy shown for him by his bereaved companion during his days of
suffering, are highly commended by her neighbors. May she ever be blessed with
tender friends and as willing hands as her’s in her husband’s dying days.
-- The Adrian Journal, August 3, 1900, Page 8 Column 4, Death
Judge J. F. Smith united in marriage on Sept. 1, 1900, W. G. Purkey and Mrs.
Mattie Knaus, both of this city. The contracting parties are well and favorably
known in this vicinity, and their friends join in congratulations and best
wishes. They will reside in this city. -- The Adrian Journal, September 7,
1900, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
On Monday, Sept. 3, 1900, James Simpson, Jr. and Miss Edna Wright were
united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The contracting parties are numbered
among the best citizens of this community. The Journal joins in their many
friends in wishing them a happy and prosperous future. -- The Adrian Journal,
September 7, 1900, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
Chas. E. Gutshall and Miss Fannie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ficklin,
were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents Wednesday, Sept. 5,
1900, at 6:30 o’clock p.m. Rev. Theo. Reynolds in a beautiful and impressive
ceremony united the fortunes of the happy couple. The Journal joins their many
friends in wishing a realization of their fondest anticipations. -- The Adrian
Journal, September 7, 1900, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage
Harrison H. Hall and Miss Rachel Allen were united in marriage at the
residence of the bride’s parents, this city, Thursday morning, Sept. 27,1900,
at 10:00 o’clock, Justice H. T. Carr performed the ceremony which united the
The contracting parties are worthy young people, and held in high esteem by all
who know them. The Journal extends congratulation and best wishes for their
happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, September 28, 1900, Page 1 Column
Joseph Burnett, a formerly a respected citizen of this vicinity, died at his
home near Howard, Mo., last Friday. The remains were shipped to this place from
Galena, Kan., on Saturday at 1:12 p.m. Owing to the illness of his wife the
remains were unaccompanied, being sent by express, and consigned to J. N.
Estep. Friends here took charge of the body and laid it to rest in the Nichols
cemetery on Sunday. Deceased was about 70 years of age, his death was
caused by Bright’s disease. -- The Adrian Journal, September 28,1900, Page 3
column 4, Death
James Simpson and Mrs. M. Switzer were united in the holy bonds of matrimony
Tuesday. They are worthy people
and their many friends join in wishing them a pleasant married life. -- The
Adrian Journal, October 6, 1900, Page 5 Column 3, Marriage
Walter Morgan, a son-in-law to Theo. Morrison, died suddenly at his home in
Butler Monday night. The cause assigned is heart failure. -- The Adrian
Journal, October 6, 1900, Page 5 Column 3, Death
Tom O’Dea is stepping high like a blind horse. A brand new girl baby is the
cause of those lusty strides. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1900, Page 1
Column 3, Birth
Bert Shubert and Maggie McRoberts surprised their many friends by quietly
getting married some three weeks ago, at which the Journal did not learn until
recently. They are worthy people and those who know them will join in extending
best wishes for their success. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1900, Page 1
Column 1, Marriage
Will Harris and Miss Annie B. Bagby, prominent young people of the Burdette
neighborhood, were married last Sunday, Rev. Lewis officiating. The contracting
parties are well and favorably known, and their many friends unite in wishing
them abundant success in their journey through life. -- The Adrian Journal,
October 12, 1900, Page 1 Column 1, Marriage
Friends of the contracting parties were surprised when it was Tuesday that
Emmet Mills and Miss Maud Lentz had been quietly married at Kansas City Monday,
Oct. 8, at 2 o’clock p.m. While such an event was not unexpected the young
couple kept their most intimate friends in the dark as to when it would occur.
The groom was raised in this city and always bore a good name, some years ago he
went to Kansas City, and has been and is now in the employ of the ice company.
He is a worthy young man. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron
Lentz, of this city, and grew to beautiful womanhood in this city. She is a
popular and worthy young lady. The Journal joins the many friends of the happy
couple in extending congratulations. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1900,
Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
Married, at the home of the bride’s parents in Elkhart township, George E.
Hackler and Miss Mary Oiler, at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 7th, Rev.
Watkins officiating in the presence of the relatives an a few intimate friends
of the contracting parties, numbering in all twenty people. It was a pretty and
well arranged wedding. Immediately after the ceremony we were ushered into
dinging room, we can’t tell it all just as Father Hackler. These young people
have gained a good reputation in our community and in the church and Sunday
school work at Fairview. The groom is a prosperous young farmer of Mound
township, while the bride is a charming young lady in every way and knows how to
make a little home look neat and attractive. The Fairview people join in
wishing them a happy future. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1900, Page 8
column 3, Marriage
At 12:00 noon, Sunday, Oct. 14, 1900, at the residence of the bride’s
parents, this city, E.A. Cherry and Miss Pearl Leffler were united in the holy
bonds of matrimony, Rev. R. M. Montgomery officiating.
After the ceremony refreshments were served. The bride and groom took the
afternoon train for Kansas City for a brief visit, after which they will make
their home in this city. The contracting parties are well and favorably known
to the people of this city, where they have a host of admiring friends. The
Journal joins these in wishing them a blissful and prosperous wedded life. --
The Adrian Journal, October 19, 1900, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
At the home of the bride’s parents, five miles northeast of this city,
Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, 1900. R. H. Harper and Miss May McDaniel were united
in marriage, Rev. J. E. Hall officiating. Promptly at the appointed hour the
bridal party marched to the altar to the strains of Mendleson’s wedding march
played by Mrs. Dowell. John McDaniel, acted as best man and Miss Kate Corbin of
Hume was the bridesmaid. The ceremony over, a choice array of refreshments were
served. There were 35 guests present. The groom is a wealthy young man and a
clever gentleman. The bride is a bright and popular young lady, born and reared
in Bates county. The Journal joins their many friends in extending
congratulations and best wishes. -- The Adrian Journal, October 19, 1900, Page 1
Column 3, Marriage
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tabler last Friday, a new girl. All parties doing
well. -- The Adrian Journal, October 19, 1900, Page 4 Column 1, Birth
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Schunck Oct. 9, a girl, regulation size and beauty.
Dave puts up a cake walk of great proportions in honor of heir No. 3. -- The
Adrian Journal, October 19, 1900, Page 8 Column 3, Birth
The seventeen year old daughter of Mr. Harper, living three miles northeast
of Archie died very suddenly last Saturday. The family deserve the sympathy of
the community. -- The Adrian Journal, October 19, 1900, Page 8 Column 2, Death
Charley Haler and Miss Viola Smith were married Oct. 16th. -- The
Adrian Journal, October 19, 1900, Page 8 Column 2, Marriage
Percy Martin of Osawatomie, Kan., and Miss Maud E. Love, daughter of the
Place Hotel Keeper, were married Sunday, Oct. 14th. -- The Adrian
Journal, October 19,1900, Page 8 column 2, Marriage
Martha, the 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.S. Trannum, died at the
family residence, this city, Monday evening at 6:00, after a lingering illness
of typhoid fever.
Funeral services were held from the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J.E.
Hall, the pastor, conducted the service. After with the remains were laid to
rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. The family have the sincere sympathy of the
entire community in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, October 19,1900,
Page 8 column 1, Obituary
Moses, Harry S.
The remains of Harry S. Moses were, Saturday, Oct. 20, taken to his old
home, Genesco, Ill., for interment, after the funeral services in this city,
conduced by Rev. J. E. Hall of the Methodist church, where were assembled his
large acquisition of friends and neighbors to view for the last time the
lifeless remains of the one who so short a times before was among them in the
vigor of health.
The body was received at the home of his birth by relatives. Those who were
with him in his last sickness and accompanied his remains were, his father,
mother, brother Howard, and his intended wife, Miss Lizzie Smith. His sister,
Drucilla, being then in Ill. On a visit.
Harry Sherman Moses was born in Genesco, Illinois, Aug. 17, 1876, died Oct. 19,
1900. His boyhood was spent in Illinois, until seven years ago when he removed
to he west with his parents, and for the past year and a half he has resided in
this city, during his stay with us he has shown us that he was a young man of
sterling habits, and upright character; his associations were of the best and
his business qualifications were respected by all, and acknowledged to be
superior to one of his age.
Services were conducted at Genesco, Ill., by the family minister, Rev. M. J.
Miller, assisted by Rev. Millard, the interment occurring Sunday. Impressive
services were held at the grave, where the setting sun, throwing its rays from
shower threatening clouds, added to the solemnity of the scheme.
The former school mates and associates, with the many relatives and friends
followed the remains to their last resting place.
No one will be so missed by both old and young in the social and business
community as our departed friend. -- The Adrian Journal, October 26, 1900, Page
1 Column 3, Obituary
Mrs. Ann Shier died at her home four miles west of Adrian, Oct. 29, 1900, of
Deceased whose maiden name was Ann Long, was born in England Nov. 3, 1825. She
was a member of the Church of England, and had been since early girlhood. She
had no children and her husband had been dead for a number of years. Seven
step-children survive her. The remains were taken to Lexington, Mo., Tuesday
for burial. Joe Heath accompanied the remains to their last resting place. The
relatives and friends have the sincere sympathy of friends in this their
bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2, 1900, Page 1 Column 2, Obituary
Mrs. Cora A., wife of Gordon Holloway, died at her home near Lone Tree, on
Saturday, Oct. 27, 1900, in child birth.
Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Webb, and a sister of Mesdames
J. B. Hogan and John Stone of this vicinity. She was born in Jackson county,
Mo., March 28 1869. She was a consistent Christian lady, a faithful member of
the Baptist church Pleasant Ridge, where the funeral services were held on
Besides the father, mother, brothers and sisters, a husband and four little
children are left to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. In this their
great affliction they have the sympathy of the entire community. -- The Adrian
Journal, November 2, 1900, Page 8 column 3, Death
Thos. Kelley, marshal of Butler, died suddenly Saturday evening of apoplexy.
-- The Adrian Journal, November 9, 1900, Page 1 Column 1, Death
Robert Fisher and Miss Georgia May Holman were married at Los Angeles,
California, October 31st. -- The Adrian Journal, November 9, 1900,
Page 8 column 4, Marriage
Mrs. Gusta Koeger, widow of the late Chris Koeger, died at her home six
miles northwest of this city Monday at 1:40 p.m., aged 41 years.
For several months she had been a constant suffer from dropsy, every effort to
secure relief proved fruitless. Deceased leaves five children, on daughter and
four sons to mourn the loss of a kind mother. In this their hour of grief they
have the sincere sympathy of the community.
Mrs. Koeger was an amiable and highly esteemed lady and a large circle of
friends are grief stricken over the demise of so worthy citizen.
Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J. E.
Hall, of this city, and the remains laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery
beside those of her late husband. -- The Adrian Journal, November 30, 1900,
Page 1 Column 2, Death
Franklin Johnson was born in Morgan county, Illinois, Dec. 11, 1825. Died
Dec. 1, 1900, of dropsy at the home of his son, J .L. in Kansas city, Mo. He
was married to Elizabeth Pearson, April 26, 1853. To this union were born three
children, Mrs. J. N. Estep, H.B. and J. L. Johnson, all living in Kansas City.
In the autumn of 1868 Mr. Johns and family moved to Bates co., Mo., locating
where Adrian now stands, where Mrs. Johnson died, Feb. 3, 1879. In 1881 Mr.
Johnson was again married to Mrs. Bell, who died in January 1890. For the past
ten years deceased had made his home with his son J. L. in Kansas City.
The remains were brought to Adrian for burial and laid to rest by those of his
first wife in the Nichols cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 7,1900, Page
1 Column 5, Death
The six week old babe of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Harper died yesterday at the
home if its grandmother, Mrs. Susan Scudder, of spinal meningitis. Funeral
services were held from the Baptist church today at 10:00 conducted by Rev.
Haggard and Silvius. The young parents have the sympathy of friends in this
bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, December 7, 1900, Page 5 Column 3, Death
A girl baby came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Landes Sunday, and showed
a decided inclination to become a permanent boarder at that pleasant home. --
The Adrian Journal, December 7, 1900, Page 5 Column 4, Birth
Miss Nancy Walker died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Crow, on Wednesday,
of consumption, age sixty. Funeral services were held yesterday. -- The Adrian
Journal, December 7, 1900, Page 8 Column 4, Death
On December 3,1900 at the family home, this city the spirit of Grandma
Simpson took its flight to a better world and the relatives and friends gathered
around the lifeless body, grief stricken over the thought that life which had
been so kind and pure had been taken to enjoy the beauties of a better world.
Cassandra H. Fulton was born in Virginia, March 24, 1824, on January 29 1839 she
was united in marriage with Thos. R. Simpson, who still survives. For nearly
sixty two years they had traveled life’s uneven journey together, and shared in
its sorrows and joys.
To this union nine children were born, five of whom, four daughters and one son,
with the aged husband survive.
In 1840 Mr. and Mrs. Simpson moved from Virginia to Missouri and for sixty years
had resided together in this state.
Mrs. Simpson united with the Baptist church in 1846, since which time until her
death she had been a consistent Christian lady; faithful in the discharge of
every duty/ a kind neighbor and devoted mother and wife. Several years ago she
lost her sight, but under this great affliction she was kind and cheerful.
No person in the community was more universally loved that Grandma Simpson
every one was her friend. As a neighbor she was kind and generous, with a word
encouragement for all. Her gentle and amiable spirit was an inspiration to all
with whom she came in contact. No word of bitterness, hatred or envy ever fell
from her lips. Her countenance was ever illuminated with a pleasant smile and
her lips bore the message of good will to all.
Funeral services were held from the home on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. A. H.
Dean, of Harrisonville after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the
cemetery at Butler.
In this great bereavement the aged husband, the children and grandchildren have
the sympathy of the community. Their neighbors and friends weep with them. --
The Adrian Journal, December 7, 1900, Page 8 Column 1, Obituary
Annie (Powell) Adams was born in Pettis county, Mo., September 1854, and
died a the home in Grand River township, Dec. 11, 1900 of pneumonia fever; aged
46 years. She was united in marriage with J. H. Adams March 7, 1875. To this
union were born two daughters, who with the husband survive.
Mrs. Adams had been poorly for some time but not seriously ill until the last
few days, all that medicine and nursing could do for her was done. Her last
days were days of suffering, but whether in gloom or bereavements in the stern
pressure of pain, she knew in whom to trust. She was not afraid “to walk in the
valley of the shadow of death” for He in whom she had so long trusted and
devotedly served was with her to the end and comforted, shielded and
A large concourse of people followed her remains to the Mt. Olivet church. The
choir began the services by singing “Gathering Home then Jesus Lover of My
Soul”, Rev. Silvius read a scripture lesson full of beauty and comfort, then a
hymn the deceased had loved so well, “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder” was
sung. The discoursed was taken from Hebrews 227, “It is appointed unto man once
to die,” etc. She was loved by all who knew her, and her great sympathetic
nature went out for all. The services were closed by singing “We shall know
each other there.” -- The Adrian Journal, December 14, 1900, Page 8 column 2,
Sophronia B. (Goodden) McRoberts was born Feb. 7, 1859 and died of
pneumonia fever and heart failure December 11, 1900. She was married No. 26,
1876 to John W. McRoberts. The them were born twelve children, seven boys and
five girls; five boys have preceded her to eternity. The husband, five girls
and two boys still remain on this side. Sister McRoberts was converted and
united with the Baptist church in early life, she remained a faithful member
until 1886, when she united with the United Brethren church, of which she was a
faithful member until removed to the church triumphant. She expressed to her
husband the wish that the Lord would relieve her sufferings just a short time
before the close of life. God in His great mercy came to her and received her
Mrs. McRoberts was an amiable lady held in high esteem by a large circle of
friends. Her life was that of a consistent Christian lady, and in her death the
community has lost one of its best citizens. The bereaved husband and children
have the deep sympathy of the community in this their hour of sadness. Funeral
services wee held from the home Wednesday conducted by Rev. R. M. Montgomery,
her pastor, after which the remains wee laid to rest in the Crescent Hill
cemetery beside those of her departed children. -- The Adrian Journal,
December 14, 1900, Page 8 column 2, Obituary
The beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. F. Herrell was the scene of a
brilliant social event Wednesday evening, Dec. 19,1900. It was the occasion of
the marriage of their amiable and popular daughter, Miss Etta, to Mr. Oren E.
Over one hundred invited guests were present to witness the ceremony and to pay
their respects to the worthy couple and their parents. The home was beautifully
decorated with Chrysanthemums and evergreens, and in the parlor, suspended from
the ceiling, was a large and beautiful floral wedding bell, trimmed in white
chrysanthemums, beneath this they took their positions while the ceremony was
Promptly at 6:30 o’clock p.m. Mrs. J. E. Dowell took her place at the organ and
began to play Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, to the time which the contracting
parties marched to the altar, preceded by Rev. J. A. Smith the officiating
clergyman. In a brief but impressive ceremony he united the fortunes of the
contracting parties, at the close of which he offered a fervent prayer that
their lives might be guided by noble impulses and characterized by kindly deeds.
Following the ceremony were the usual congratulations, accompanied with best
wishes for their success.
The bride, who is one of Adrian’s most popular young ladies, was gowned in white
silk and carried a bouquet of white roses. The groom, who is a prosperous young
farmer, wore the conventional black.
An important factor of the event was the sumptuous spread which followed the
ceremony. Those who know Mr. and Mrs. Herrell, are aware of the fact that they
do things by halves, and on this occasion they did credit to their history for
hospitality. The menu was served in courses, and consisted of meats, salads,
fruits and cakes of divers and sundry kinds. These were prepared in the most
palatable way and attest the liberality of the host in providing and the skill
of the hostess in preparing for their guests. The large company was fed and
Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins start out on the voyage of wedded life under favorable
circumstances, followed by the best wishes of a host of friends, in with the
Journal joins. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1900, Page 1 column 4,
Smith, Laura M.
Laura M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hunter, was born in Madison county,
Ohio, June 26, 1866; moved with her parents to this county in 1872 and resided
on the farm until 1882 when the family moved to Adrian. September 30, 1885, she
was united in marriage with Alvin J. Smith. To this union were born three
children; viz. A. Clayton, aged 14 years; Martha E., age 9 years; Leon H., age
In early life she was converted and lived a consistent Christian life until
death called her home. He beauties of Mrs. Smith’s character was shown in her
home, where she was a model wife and mother. Her children were the tender
objects of her care, and upon them she bestowed her motherly devotion, and in
their lives is reflected the noble traits of the mother’s character. They are
mannerly, obedient and considerate of the rights of others, respected and loved
by all because of their correct deportment. The highest compliment a parent can
receive is to say that their children are properly trained, and in this Mrs.
Smith did her part nobly, and leaves a rich heritage.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the Mt. Olivet church
Wednesday, conducted by Rev. T. Pingry, the minister who received her into the
church and who officiated when she and Mr. Smith were married. His sermon was a
review of the beautiful life of deceased. A large congregation was present to
pay their respects to the memory of the dead and to comfort the living.
The faithful husband and motherless children have the deep sympathy of the
entire community in this deep affliction, and this extends to the aged parents.
A beautiful life has gone out, but its lingering rays remain to make the world
brighter and better. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1900, Page 1 Column 3,
Geo. H. Walls and Miss Penelope Ballentyne Hawk, two of Mound township’s
most prominent and popular young people, were joined in the bonds of double
blessedness at Butler on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1900, Rev. Cobb officiating.
The contracting parties are both well and favorably known, the groom being a
prominent and prosperous young farmer, and the bride a popular young lady in the
community. They immediately went to housekeeping in the comfortable home fitted
up by the groom.
The Journal joins the many acquaintances and friends of the happy couple
in wishing them a life of unsullied bliss. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21,
1900, Page 4 Column 1, Marriage
A young lady arrived at the home of Presiding Elder Prowell’s this morning
and desires to board with them. Mother and child doing well. Elder up and
around. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1900, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
The six week old babe of Charley Clark’s was buried Wednesday. -- The Adrian
Journal, December 21, 1900, Page 5 column 3,, Death
Born to the wife of Jas. A. Barnard a boy on the 18th. Mother and
child doing well. Arthur still lives. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1900,
Page 5 Column 3, Birth
Tout, baby girl
Born to the wife of Abraham Tout a girl on the 19th. -- The
Adrian Journal, December 21, 1900, Page 5 column 3, Birth
The home of T. C. Hoots of this city, was the scene of a pretty social event
Tuesday eve. The occasion was the marriage of A.W. Daniels and Miss Fannie
Hoots and Elmer Crouch and Miss Nona Daniels. Rev. J.E. Hall pronounced the
ceremony that united the fortunes of the contracting parties.
After the ceremony the guests were invited to the dining room where a sumptuous
supper was spread, and upon which they feasted until they were satisfied.
The Journal joins with the many friends of the contracting parties in wishing
them a pleasant and prosperous journey through life. -- The Adrian Journal,
December 29, 1900, Page 1 Column 1, Marriage
Arch Wilkinson, of Merwin, and Belle Hill, of Burdette, were united in
marriage last Sunday. The bride is a worthy young lady and has many friends in
this city who join in wishing her a happy married life. The groom is a stranger
to the people of this vicinity, but is said to be a worthy gentleman. -- The
Adrian Journal, December 29, 1900, Page 4 Column 2, Marriage
Submitted by: Sandee Hubbard
Note: The information provided by Sandee Hubbard has been made
available for personal genealogy research.
It may not be copied or reproduced without gaining her written permission to do