The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri
Jan. 24, 1902 - Dec. 12, 1902
Jan. 3rd, 17th, May 16th, Aug. 2nd,
29th, Oct. 10th, Dec. 19th, 26th.)
Mary Jane Purkey was born in Washington county, Ohio, May 31, 1829. Died at
Tiff City, Mo., December 4, 1902, after a weeks illness of pneumonia fever.
In 1846 she was united in marriage to John Purkey, who died several years ago.
To this union 12 children were born, seven of whom survive. The living children
are Wesley, Joseph, Windsor, L. R., and Wm. Purkey and Mesdames Robbins and
At the age of ten years Mrs. Purkey was converted and united with the United
Brethren church and lived in that faith until death claimed her.
The family lived here for 32 years, having come here from McDonough county, Ill.
Many friends here remember Grandma Purkey as a kind hearted neighbor and
friend. Peace to her ashes. -- The Adrian Journal, January 24, 1902, Page 1
Column 3, Obituary
Rachel A., wife of Jas. Claunch died at the family residence, 3 miles
southwest of this city, Tuesday, January 21, 1902, after a lingering illness
caused by consumption.
Deceased was born July 18, 1866, was united in marriage with James Claunch Feb.
23, 1888. To this union five children were born, all of whom, with the father
survive. Funeral services were held from Mt. Olivet church on Wednesday,
conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. E. Hall The husband and children have the deep
sympathy of the community in this great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal,
January 24, 1902, Page 1 column 3, Obituary
Murphy, John A.
We are pained to announce the death of John A. Murphy, who was crushed by a
falling rock in a mine at Baker, Oregon. Mr. Murphy was the oldest son of the
widowed Murphy of near Altona.
He was born in Cooper county, Missouri, October 16, 1869, moved to Bates county
with his parents in the fall of 1878. Went to Colorado in 1888. Later he
attended the Commercial College at Portland, Oregon, where he graduated. He
next went to Weston, where he engaged in business for some years.
Leaving Weston he went to Baker Oregon, engaging in mining and in the real
estate business where the sad accident occurred which caused his untimely
death. His mother, four brothers, three sisters and a host of friends mourn
Mr. Murphy was a young man of industry; energy and integrity. His savvy and
kindness of heart attracted all with whom he came in contact. The bereaved
mother, brothers, and sisters have the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of
friends in this their great sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, January 24, 1902,
Page 5 Column 5, Obituary
Born to Mrs. Ed. Goodbar, a girl. Mother and baby doing well, and Ed lives
to tell the story. -- The Adrian Journal, January 24, 1902, Page 8 Column
On Wednesday, January 27, 1902, W. E. Hill and Miss Clara B. Wright
were united in marriage by Rev. G.J. Donnell, at his residence in Butler. The
contracting parties are numbered among the best young people in this part of the
county. The bride is a worthy young lady, while the groom is an industrious and
prosperous young farmer. Their many friends join in wishing them life’s
greatest joys. -- The Adrian Journal, January 31, 1902, Paged 1 Column 3,
Owen, baby boy
Dr. Hall received a card from M. P. Owen Tuesday in which he stated that a
ten pound boy came to their home on the 23rd. Mother and child both
doing well, but Mort was in critical condition (?) -- The Adrian Journal,
January 31, 1902, Page 5 Column 3, Birth
Born to Mrs. Chas. Nelson a girl. Mother and child dong well, Chas. Has a
pleasant smile. -- The Adrian Journal, January 31, 1902, Page 8 column 4, Birth
A girl baby was born to Mrs. O. Johnson Monday. The little one remained but
a few hours to brighten the home when its spirit took its flight. The young
parents have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal,
February 7,1902, Page 5 Column 2, Death
Huff, Ida Emma
Ida Emma Shelton was born in Harrisonville, Mo., October 26, 1864, and died
at her home near Lee’s Summit, Mo., Feb. 10, 1902 of peritonitis; age 37 years,
3months and 14 days.
She was united in marriage with W. P. Huff June 9, 1883, to this union were born
4 children, two sons and two daughters, all of whom with the husband survive.
Her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Shelton, and brother Frank Sigler
reside at Adrian, and Mrs. John R. Gary, of Colorado are also surviving
relatives. When 16 years old she was converted and united with the U. B. church
and has remained a devoted Christian since that time.
She expressed a willingness to answer her last call.
The remains were brought to Adrian Tuesday and taken to the home of her parents,
where funeral services were held, conducted by Rev. Silvius, after which the
remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. The family and
relatives have the sympathy of the community in this sad bereavement. -- The
Adrian Journal, February 14, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
A baby girl was born to Mrs. W. W. Parish Monday. -- The Adrian Journal,
February 14, 1902, Page 4 column 3, Birth
A baby came to the home of Henry Porter this week. -- The Adrian Journal,
February 14, 1902, Page 8 Column 4, Birth
Mrs. Susan cross (nee Zion) was born in Des Moines county, Iowa, July 19,
1840, and died Jan. 28, 1902 at the age of 61 years, 6 months. She was married
to James A. Cross December 27, 1857, of this union there were three children,
one daughter and two sons, viz: Mrs. Rena Young, of Adrian, Mo., John Z. Cross,
of Westborough, Mo., Wm. Cross, of Seneca, Kansas. All of these were present
during her illness and death, which resulted from paralysis after an illness of
The funeral was held Jan. 30th at the Center Grove church. A
large concourse of friends extend their sympathy to the family.
Deceased was a member of the Baptist church for over 35 years and remained
faithful to the church.
In her death the community lost a kind neighbor, the children a loving mother
and the husband a dear wife. How changed a home is without mother? The only
consolation is that in that mysterious future life beyond the grave there is
rest. Mother so filled a home with joy that the silence that is left is heart
breaking. But her life ended, her work finished. She will be missed from our
home forever, but the good she had done will live t her. She has gone from
earth. Pen is too weak to portray a tribute to one so beloved as mother. -- The
Adrian Journal, February 14, 1902, Page 8 column 2, Obituary
A quiet wedding was solemnized at the M.E. parsonage, this city, Monday
evening at 7:00 o’clock. The contracting parties were J. F. Voelpel, of
Chapman, Kansas, and Miss S. A. Hall, of Morrisville, Mo., a daughter of Rev.
M. A. Hall and the only sister of Rev. J. E. Hall, of this city.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Hall, only a few persons being present. The
groom is a wealthy and influential farmer of Dickenson county, Kansas, and an
intelligent and progressive gentleman, prominent in financial and political
The bride is an amiable lady, one of Missouri’s fairest maidens and will prove
a worthy companion to her Kansas partner. They departed Wednesday for their
home followed by the good wishes of their acquaintances here.
The Journal extends congratulations and best wishes. -- The Adrian Journal,
February 21 ,1902, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
Oren Jenkins is sort o puffed up over that girl baby which came to make its
home with them. -- The Adrian Journal, February 21, 1902, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
Mrs. Huffman died at her home one mile west of Archie on Friday the 14th.
Funeral was held at Archie Saturday, burial at Everett. -- The Adrian Journal,
February 21, 1902, Page 8 Column 4, Death
Grandma Duncan, mother of Joseph Duncan, whose death we reported last week,
died in Kansas City Monday and was shipped to Archie Tuesday. Funeral services
were conducted by Rev. Diggs and the remains were laid to rest in the Perry
cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 21, 1902, Page 8 column 4, Death
Mrs. Jasper died Tuesday evening. The funeral was preached at the Baptist
church by Rev. Youngblood. She leaves a baby one week old. Her remains were
taken to Entry Co. -- The Adrian Journal, February 21, 1902, Page 8 Column 4,
Uncle Sammy Ritters, who lived north of Austin died Monday and was buried in
the Austin cemetery Wednesday. Rev. Youngblood preached the funeral. --
The Adrian Journal, February 21, 1902, Page 8 Column 4, Death
Mrs. Pierce the wife of our mason died Friday night and was buried in the
Austin cemetery on Saturday. -- The Adrian Journal, February 28, 1902,
Page 8 Column 4, Death
The Rev. John Youngblood and Miss Ezma Crum of Austin were married in the
Baptist church at Austin, Wednesday evening at 4 o’clock. Rev. Taylor, of
Kansas, an old boyhood friends of Mr. Y performed the ceremony. The young
people left on the night train at Archie for Springfield, the home of Rev.
Youngblood’s parents. -- The Adrian Journal, February 28, 1902, Page 8 Column 4,
Angle, Mrs. J.
Mrs. J. R. Angle died at her home in Butler last Saturday. She is the
daughter of T. R. Simpson of this city, and formerly resided here. She leaves a
husband and several children, an aged father, brother and sisters to mourn. In
this great affliction they have the sincere sympathy of many friends. -- The
Adrian Journal, March 7, 1902, Page 1 column 1, Death
A nine pound girl baby came to the home of Wm. Wagner Wednesday morning. --
The Adrian Journal, March 7, 1902, Page 8 Column 1, Birth
A girl baby was born to Mrs. E. A. Cherry Wednesday morning, all parties
doing well, except Grandpa Leffler. -- The Adrian Journal, March 7, 1902, Page 8
column 2, Birth
Haler, baby boy
Born to James Haler and wife on March 4th, a boy. Mother an boy
doing well and Jim is able to tell the glad tidings. -- The Adrian Journal,
March 7, 1902, Page 8 Column 4, Birth
The 14 year old daughter of Pat Shields died at their home in Austin,
Friday, Feb. 28th and was buried Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal, March
7, 1902, Page 8 Column 4, Death
Eugene Wright and Miss Melvira Kizer were united in marriage at Butler
Tuesday. They are worthy young people and start out on life’s journey with the
benediction of a host of friends, in which the Journal joins. -- The Adrian
Journal, March 14, 1902, Page 1 Column 3,, Marriage
John Brown and Miss Laura Baie, two prominent young people of north Bates
were united in marriage at Rich Hill yesterday. They returned on the afternoon
train. The Journal joins their large circle of friends in wishing them life’s
richest blessings. -- The Adrian Journal, March 4, 1902, Page 1 Column 3,
John Brown and Miss Laura Baie,
prominent young people of this vicinity, were united in marriage at Rich Hill,
Thursday, March 13, 1902 at 9:00 a.m. Father Scanlan officiating.
The happy couple returned the same day to the home of the bride’s parents
where they were given a reception. Their neighbors had assembled at the home by
invitation to extend greetings and to partake of a bounteous dinner prepared by
the bride’s mother. Nothing had been neglected. Mrs. Baie is one of the very
best cooks in this community, as those who have been entertained at her
beautiful home can attest, and on this occasion she did her best.
The guests did justice to the meal, but were unable to exhaust the
bountiful supply. All present will remember this as one of the best dinners of
At night a large company of young people called to pay their respects in old
fashioned charivari. They to were received with courtesy and royally treated.
The worthy young couple will go to house keeping on a farm near Adrian.
We join with their many friends in extending congratulations and best wishes.
-- The Adrian Journal, March 21, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
Uncle Jerry Brown of Austin died Sunday and was buried Monday by the G. A.
R. -- The Adrian Journal, March 14, 1902, Page 8 column 3, Death
The body of Orville Butler was found in the road ¼ mile west of Nyhart,
Wednesday morning, pierced by a bullet in the region of the heart. He was known
to have enemies, but to date no definite clue to the murder has been discovered.
The officers are using all diligence trying to apprehend the guilt party or
parties. -- The Adrian Journal, March 28, 1902, Page 1 Column 1, Death
Benjamin Kelber McReynolds was born March 8, 1835 in Butler co., Ky.,
departed this life at his home near Adrian, Mo., march 22, 1902, aged 67 years,
Mr. McReynolds was the third child and second son of Sheperd and Elizabeth
McReynolds. His parents died a number of years ago. Of his brothers Jas.
Oliver died in 1891. Robert Eugene lives in Johnson Co., Mo., and Wm. Asguers in
Henry Co., Mo. One sister Mrs. Shields, lives in Greenwood county, Kansas.
The other sister, Mrs. Lyda Hill, died in 1882 at her home near Austin.
In 1867 Mr. McReynolds moved from Ky., and settled nears Calhoun, Johnson
county, this state. He removed to Bates co., in 1880 having bought the farm
upon which he was at the time of his death.
Mr. McReynolds and Annie L. Hampton were united in holy matrimony in Ky. May
7, 1868. To this union were born three sons and four daughters. One of the
daughters, Grace died in infancy. Mattie passed away in the bloom of young
womanhood in 1895. Enola was united in marriage with Frank Wyatt, and they with
their two little daughters, Bernice and Beryle live near Hoxie, Kansas. Binnie,
the youngest of the family is living with her mother at the old home. Benj. The
eldest son was united in marriage with Nina Black, August 20, 1895. On the
death of his young wife, which sad event occurred Nov. 18, 1897, he and his
infant daughter, Elsie, went to live with his parents. William the second son
and Bruce the youngest also live at home. It was a comfort to the aged father
and mother thus to have with them all their living children and their
grandchildren in the hour of their sorrow.
For years Mr. McReynolds was a prominent citizen of Bates co., was known and
highly respected. A man of remarkably good judgment, kindly disposition, and
rare tact, enjoying the confidence of all who knew him. He was often appealed
to his neighbors in the difficulties of their personal affairs. If ever
differences between neighbors arose it was apt to be left to Uncle Mc to settle,
and always with the same results, each party accepted his decisions as
manifestly just and equitable. In his settlement of estates the same rare
judgment and unquestioned honesty prevailed.
He never sought publicity. Of simple tastes, he enjoyed the most the
quietude of his own home and community. So he always declined to be brought
into public office. Religiously he was very reserve. It was difficult to get a
full expression of his inner feelings. He was always a thoughtful man, and of
most exemplary life, a constant and valued friends of the church. Those who
knew him best have unwavering faith in genuineness of this Christian character.
His home life was typical of the man. Never weak, but always kind and
living. He will be missed in the home; he will be missed in the community of
his friends. His strength of character, his loving nature, his unselfishness,
and his readiness always to help his fellowmen won for him the endearing
affection of all who knew him.
The funeral services were held in the Fairview Presbyterian church Monday,
March 24, by the pastor, and was attended by a large concourse of friends of the
McReynolds family. The interment took place at Crescent Hill cemetery, where
rest his mother and daughters who preceded him into the great unknown.
The God of all grace give divine comfort to the hearts of his loved one who
are left behind. -- The Adrian Journal, March 28,1902, Page 1 column 3, Obituary
Mr. Jones who lived in Crescent Hill died, and was buried in the Crescent
Hill cemetery Sunday, March 23rd. -- The Adrian Journal, March
28, 1902, Page 8 Column 4, Death
Died Friday 12 o’clock, Frederick Whitman at his residence 1 ½ miles
southwest of Austin. Mr. Whitman was 62 years old a member of the G. A. R. and
one of the best workers in the Stambaugh Post of Austin and held a $2000 policy
in the A. O. U. W. He was well liked by his neighbors and had one of the
largest funeral processions ever seen in Austin. Rev. Youngblood preached the
funeral sermon. -- The Adrian Journal, March 28, 1902, Page 8 column 4, Death
Ray, son of John and Mary E. McClintock, was born May 30, 1901, died April
7, 1902 aged 10 months and 9 days. Funeral was conducted by Elder Aaron
Showalter and the remains laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. The
parents have the sympathy of friends in this their great bereavement. -- The
Adrian Journal, April, 11, 1902, Page 1 Column 4, Death
Sarah Cobb was born July 24, 1821, at Redford Nottinghamshire, England,
died April 4, 1902, aged 80 years, 8 months and 11 days.
She came to America in May 1850, and settled in Ohio, where she was united
in marriage with Robert Whitlem, Oct. 29, 1851. To this union were born 6
children, two of whom, Mrs. H. P. Edwards and Wm. Whitlem, both of this city
She resided in Ohio 4 years from there to Iowa, where she resided until 1865,
when she came to Cass county, remaining there until 7 years ago, when she moved
to this city, where she has since resided. She was converted and united with
the Methodist church at the age of 21 and remained a consistent member until
death called her home.
Since the death of her husband 8 months ago, she had made her home with her
daughter, Mrs. Edwards. She had many trials and misfortunes to contend with
through life and for the last year had been a constant sufferer, but she bore it
all without a murmur, ever able and willing to say, “Thy will be done.”
Grandma Whitlem retained consciousness until the last moment and expressed her
undying faith in God, her last words being words of praise and rejoicing. He
life was a pure as a sunbeam. -- The Adrian Journal, April 11, 1902, Page 5
Column 4, Obituary
Born to the wife of Wm. Hamilton, on the 5th, a girl. -- The
Adrian Journal, April 11, 1902, Page 8 column 3, Birth
Moudy, Eva Maud
Last Sunday morning, April 13th, at 6:00 o’clock, the death
messenger crossed the threshold of Alfred Moudy’s home and carried away the
spirit of the loving wife and devoted mother. For days she had been lingering
near the border line between life and death, but he indomitable courage aided by
the best medical skill was unable to withstand the effects of a fatal disease
and she passed silently into the beyond.
Eve Maud Quisenberry was born in Pettis county, Missouri, April 15, 1868, the
family moved this this county when she was a small girl, locating at Altona, in
the early days of Adrian they moved here, where the subject of this sketch spent
the remainder of her life. On the 10th day of December 1890 she was
united in marriage with Alfred Moudy, to this union three children were born,
viz, Eva, Warner, and Hugh all of whom, with the father survive. In early life
she united with the Christian church and lived a faithful Christian until death.
Mrs. Moudy was a model wife, mother and neighbor. She was admired by all who
knew her, in her heart there was neither envy nor bitterness, on the contrary
she was a woman of culture and refinement. Her death is a loss to the
community, but to the husband and children the blow is almost unbearable. May
God bless and keep them.
Funeral services were held from the Christian church Tuesday afternoon
conducted by Elder J. T. Head, a large concourse of friends were present to pay
their respects to the memory of the dead. The local White Ribboners attended in
a body. The remains were laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian
Journal, April 18, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
Mr. Holloway, who lived 5 miles north of Archie, died last week, with cancer
of the stomach. -- The Adrian Journal, April 25, 1902, Page 8 Column 3, Death
Wm. Zimmer, a prominent young school teacher of Passaic, died Tuesday from
the effects of injuries received while jumping. It is thought that a blood
vessel was busted.
He was married about two months to a prominent young lady of that vicinity. In
his death the community lost one of its best citizens. -- The Adrian Journal,
May 2, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Married on Wednesday evening, Mr. Floy Chapman and Miss Ada Lawson, M.
Hodges performing the ceremony. -- The Adrian Journal, May 2, 1902, Page 8
column 3, Marriage
Dr. Bates informs us that a ten pound girl came to the home of Mr. and Mrs.
F. U. Houston yesterday. Frank has a box of cigars on tap and is the worst
swelled up man in town. He says it’s a twentieth century woman. Here’s luck
to the baby and its parents. -- The Adrian Journal, May 23, 1902, Page 1 Column
Dr. Bates reports the advent of a girl baby into the home of John A. Lentz
Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, May 23, 1902, Page 4 column 3, Birth
Mollie, wife of Lincoln Timmons, died at her home 10 miles northeast of
Hoxie, Kansas, on Friday, May sixteenth, 1902. She had been ill only eight days
with neuralgia of the stomach, and bore her suffering with Christian fortitude.
Mollie Sease was born at Pleasant Hill, Mo., Jan. 14, 1865. She was united
in marriage with Lincoln Timmons Jan. 24, 1884, to this union five children born
all of whom, with the husband survive her. She joined the U. B. church at the
age of 15 years and lived a Christian life to the end. She said, “If it is
God’s will I am ready to go.”
Mrs. Timmons had been in Sheridan county, Kansas, only since last October, but
those who had met her and formed her acquaintance had learned to love and
respect her because of her character, which her Bates Co. friends will remember.
Funeral services were held at the cemetery, conducted by Rev. Mickey, pastor
of the Methodist church, and the remains laid to rest in the Hoxie cemetery.
Many friends of the family here join in extending sincere sympathy in this
their great affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, May 23, 1902, Page 8 column 4,
At 10:35 o’clock Saturday night, May 24, 1902, the death messenger crossed
the threshold of the Redford home, this city, and wafted away the spirit of the
aged husband and father.
For several months Mr. Redford had been in failing health and for some weeks
past it was known that his recovery was among the improbabilities, yet his death
came as a shock to his friends and every citizen of the city was his friend.
James Patterson Redford was born in Stokes county, North Carolina, Nov. 8,
1828, he came to Missouri with his parents when 8 years old and spent the
remainder of this life in this state. He lived in Johnson county until 1884
when he moved to Bates county, where he resided until he died, most of these
years he lived in Adrian. March 21, 1850 he was united in marriage with
Louvinia M. Swift, who survives him. Their children are, Mrs. Ella Henshaw,
Weiser, Idaho; D. S. Redford, Julesburg, Colo.; A. D. Redford, Burtville, Mo.;
and Miss Lou, who resides with her mother in this city. The three last names
were with their father during the last days of his illness.
J. P. Redford was one of the best citizens of this community and was
universally loved and respected. He spoke evil of none and no one can be found
who will cast one word of reproach upon his character as a gentleman and
citizen; he died at peace with the world.
Such men are always missed.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:00
o’clock, conducted by Rev. Weir. A large concourse of friends were present to
pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of the dead, and to comfort the
The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The Journal joins the many friends of the family in extending sincere sympathy
in this great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, May 30, 1902, Page 1 Column 3,
A girl baby came to gladden the home of Ira Witmore last Saturday evening.
-- The Adrian Journal, May 30, 1902, Page 5 column 3, Birth
Mrs. Rhoda Fisher died at her home, this city, Sunday June 1, 1902, after
an illness lasting several months.
Rhoda Davidson was born in Virginia, July 24, 1827. Her parents emigrated to
Ohio in 1832. She was married to Joseph H. Fisher, November 18, 1849. To this
union eight children were born five of whom survive the mother. The father and
other children having gone to that bourne of rest, which she now enjoys. In
1870, with her husband and family, she moved to Platte county, mo. In 1874 she
united with the M. E. church at Davis Chapel, Platte county. From that time to
her death she lived a consistent Christian life. In 1883 the family moved to
Bates county, and in 1893 to this city.
Grandma Fisher was a noble Christian lady and in her daily walk and
conversation exemplified those beautiful traits of mind and heart that are so
loveable, and which command the respect and esteem of all. She was a kind and
loving mother and it was in her home that her gentle influence was exerted,
there mother was adored.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the M. E. church Monday
afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. E. Hall, assisted by Rev. Wier,
pastor of the Baptist church. The remains were taken to Butler and laid to rest
beside those of her husband.
The children have the sympathy of the community in this bereavement. -- The
Adrian Journal, June 6, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
On Wednesday evening, June 4, 1902, at the beautiful county home of the
bride’s parents in Elkhart township, Roy M. Wilcox and Miss Maybelle, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kerr were united in marriage, Rev. Scott of Butler
At the appointed hour the contracting parties marched to the marriage
alter to the strains of the wedding march, played by Mrs. J. E. Dowell. The
groom being accompanied by his brother and the bride by her father. The bride
was gowned in pure white and is a beautiful young lady. The groom wore the
After the ceremony a large number of friends present proceeded to
shower their congratulations upon the worthy young couple and wish them a
pleasant journey down life’s pathway.
The congratulations over, refreshments were served in courses, and
these fully attested the skill of the bride’s mother in entertaining.
More than a hundred guests were present to witness the ceremony and to enjoy
the hospitality of the home.
The groom is a prominent young farmer and a capital gentleman. The bride is
one of Bates county’s most beautiful young ladies.
A large number of beautiful and valuable presents were give, a list
of which we secured, but owing to the want of time we omit publishing.
The Journal joins their many friends in wishing them a blissful and prosperous
life. -- The Adrian Journal, June 6, 1902, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
Pace, Mrs. Otto
Mrs. Otto Pace died at her home near Elkhart Wednesday, after a lingering
illness of consumption. Funeral services over the remains were held Thursday.
-- The Adrian Journal, June 6, 1902, Page 5 column 2, Death
Grandma White died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. F. Searight Monday.
Funeral services were held Wednesday. We have not been able to get facts to
write an obituary this week will publish same next week. -- The Adrian Journal,
June 13, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Mary J. Quissenberry was born in
Kentucky March 7, 1827. Her parents moved to Pettis county, Missouri when she
was a small child. She came to Bates county about 54 years ago. She was united
in marriage to H.M. White, to this union nine children eight boys and one girl
were born. Her husband died in 1872 leaving her the care of the large family
of children, all of whom survive to revere the memory of a kind and loving
mother. Besides these two sisters, Mesdames M.M. Tucker, of El Dorado, and
James Williams, of Butler. She died, after a protracted illness at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. J. F. Searight on Monday, June 9, 1902.
Being one of the pioneers in this county she possessed all of those sterling
characteristics of the first settlers in a community. Always ready to lend a
helping hand in time of need and to extend sympathy to those in distress. No
one enjoyed the confidence and esteem of their neighbors in a higher degree than
Grandma White. Hers was an active life and retained much of her vigor until
near the end of the journey.
The immense concourse of friends who attended the last sad rites over her
remains fully attested the esteem in which she was held by all who knew her.
Funeral services were held from the old White homestead on Wednesday, June
11, 1902, and conducted by Rev. Henry Price of Shell City after which the
remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Owen’s cemetery. The family
have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in the bereavement. -- The Adrian
Journal, June 20, 1902, Page 1 Column 2, Obituary
We are sorry to learn of the death of the seven year old son of bro.
Wiseman, of the Rich Hill Enterprise. The brother has our sincere sympathy. --
The Adrian Journal, June 13, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Chas., son of James Goss, died in Cass county last week and was buried at
Lee’s Summit; he was 28 years old. -- The Adrian Journal, June 13, 1902, Page 5
Column 3, Death
Samuel Parish who lives three miles from Archie died Wednesday morning and
was buried in Everett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 13, 1902,
Page 5 Column 4, Death
Mrs. Sarah Pace died of consumption on June 6, 1902. Funeral services were
conducted at the home by Rev. A. H. Lewis, and her remains were taken to the
Scott cemetery for interment, attended by a large cortege of sympathizing
Mrs. Pace was the daughter of I. N. and Rabourn, of Elkhart township. She was
married to A. B. Pace Nov. 26, 1891. Was baptized and united with the Baptist
in August 1899 and lived a devoted Christian. She leaves a husband and two
daughters, her aged parents, 4 brothers and 4 sisters to mourn her loss. The
Mt. Vernon Baptist church of which she was a member will also feel the loss.
May the Lord comfort the bereaved. -- The Adrian Journal, June 13, 1902, Page 5
Column 5, Obituary
Richard Hagar died at his home four miles northwest of this city on
Friday, June 13, 1902, of a complication of diseases, aged 46 years.
He had been in bad health for several months but his condition was not
considered dangerous until a few days before his death. Deceased was born in
Germany and came to this country in his young manhood. He was married to Miss
Kussman about 10 years ago. To this union four children were born, all of whom
with the wife survive. Richard was an honorable and industrious gentleman and
enjoyed the confidence of all who knew him.
Funeral services where held Saturday, conducted by Rev. A. Wehmeyer, after
which the remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The family have the sympathy of the entire community in the great affliction. --
The Adrian Journal, June 20, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
Butler Times-Bad Accident
Yesterday morning about 10 o’clock Mrs. W. T. Johnson, wife of County
Treasurer Johnson, was thrown from her buggy by a runaway horse, and seriously
hurt, the bone in her right shoulder being broken. The horse took fright on
mechanic street, and ran at a furious rate. In making the turn at the corner of
East Dakota and Mechanic streets the wheel of the buggy struck a rock and Mrs.
Johnson was hurled to the ground with great force, falling on her head and
shoulders. Help arrived immediately and she was taken into the house of Mr. and
Mrs. Bruce Mallett, where her injuries were attended to by Dr. Lockwood, after
which she was taken to her home in a carriage.
Mr. Johnson who was in Kansas City at the time, was notified by wire of the
accident, and returned home on the first train.
Later-As the Times went to press after dinner the report is that Mrs. Johnson
will hardly survive till night. Her injuries are more serious than first
thought. She is unconscious and the doctors are of the opinion that she is
suffering from concussion of the brain and that she cannot recover. -- The
Adrian Journal, June 20, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Laird, the six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harmon, died at their
home in, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Sunday, June 22, 1902, after a few hours illness
of cholera infantum. The parents brought the remains to this city Tuesday
Funeral services were held from the home of the grand parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Lew Palmer, Wednesday morning at 9:00 o’clock, conducted by Ref. Weir. The
service was brief, consisting of a few appropriate songs, prayer and a few
remarks by the officiating clergyman.
After the funeral the body was tenderly borne to the Crescent Hill cemetery
and laid to rest. Four young ladies were active pall bearers, the honorary
pall bearers being little girls. The young parents have the sympathy of the
community in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, June 27, 1902, Page 1
Column 2, Obituary
Cecil, the eight year old daughter of A. C. Noble, died at the family
residence near Ballard, Tuesday morning, June 24th from lockjaw. A
few days previous to her death she stepped on a nail and lock jaw was the result
of this injury. Her suffering was intense. Funeral services were held
Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, June 27, 1902, Page 1 Column 2, Death
On Sunday evening, June 29, 1902 at 6:00, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Stone, this city, Mr. Elmer Mills and Miss Blanche Webb were united in marriage,
Elder C. B. Lotspeich, of Butler officiating.
Promptly at the appointed hour the contracting parties marched to the
marriage altar to the strains of the wedding march played by Anna Kidwell. J.
T. Elkins was best man and Miss Ida Mills maid of honor. The house was
tastefully decorated with flowers, the curtains were lowered and the room
brilliantly illuminated with lamps. The bride was attired in spotless which and
carried a bouquet of ferns and white roses. The groom wore the conventional
black. In a very appropriate and impressive ceremony the officiating clergyman
united the fortunes of these happy young people, at the conclusion of the
ceremony the usual congratulations were extended.
Refreshment, consisting of cream and cake were served.
The groom is a worthy and popular young business man of this city, the
landlord of the Hotel Lee. The bride is the popular and handsome young lady and
will be a worthy helpmate.
The Journal joins their host of admiring friends in wishing these young
people a pleasant and prosperous journey through life. -- The Adrian Journal,
July 4, 1902, Page 1 Column 1, Marriage
The two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Arrick died at the family home in
Nevada, Wednesday July 2nd. The remains were brought to this city and
tenderly laid to rest in the Mt. Olivet cemetery.
The parents, who formerly resided here, have the sincere sympathy of a large
circle of friends in this great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, July 4,
1902, Page 8 column 4, Death
Dr. E.M. Porter, of Cordell Oklahoma, and Miss Ollie Remington, of City of
Mexico, Mexico, were united in marriage at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. I. Porter, of Grand River township, on Wednesday, July 2, 1902, Rev.
Scott of Butler, officiating.
Dr. Porter is a Bates county boy and a first class gentleman. He is a
graduate of William Jewell College and of the Kansas City Medical College, and
is a bright student. In his profession he is succeeding.
The bride is a stranger to the people here, but is a handsome and cultured
The happy couple took the train Thursday morning for their home at
Cordell, Oklahoma, followed by the best wishes of a host of friends. -- The
Adrian Journal, July 4, 1902, Page 8 column 4, Marriage
Ray, the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burton, died at the home of
his parents in this city, on Tuesday, July 15, 1902, after an illness of three
weeks of dysentery.
Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock,
conducted by Rev. Van Eaton, after which the remains were laid to rest in the
Crescent Hill cemetery.
The parents have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends in this great
bereavement. Only those who have lost children know the real sorrow and anguish
that pierces the heart of the parent when the little ones are taken away. -- The
Adrian Journal, July 18, 1902, Page 1 Column 2, Death
Dr. Tuttle reports the advent of a girl baby into the home of Dora Switzer
Tuesday. It’s not Dora anymore but PaPa, with a big P. Mother and child are
doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, July 18, 1902, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
Smith, John S.
Monday evening John S. Smith who lived with his son D. B., six miles
northwest of Adrian, was found lying unconscious in the cow lot. He had left
the house as usual to milk the cows and appeared in his usual health, but when
he failed to return in the usual time search was made with the results above.
A messenger was immediately sent for Dr. Tuttle, who found him dying when he
arrived. He pronounced his ailment cerebral hemorrhage. Shortly after 12:00
o’clock the spirit took its flight.
Mr. Smith was about 62 years old, and his life was that of a conscientious
Funeral services were held from the home of his son Thursday afternoon,
conducted by Eld. Aaron Showalter. Burial was in Crescent Hill. -- The Adrian
Journal, July 25, 1902, Page 1 column 3, Death
Mrs. Sarah Morrow, wife of John Morrow, was instantly killed and her
daughter seriously injured by a south bound engine of the Kansas City Pittsburg
and Southern railway at a crossing two miles north of Amoret in the west part of
this county Friday afternoon.
The ladies were in a buggy with the side curtains drawn, and it is supposed
were unaware of the approach of the fast moving passenger train, when they drove
onto the track of the railroad.
The engine struck the buggy between the front and hind wheel smashing the
vehicle, killing the horse and throwing the two ladies high in the air.
Mrs. Morrow was instantly killed, while her daughter received several severe
wounds around the face and shoulders.
The train stopped and Miss Morrow and the mangles remains of her mother were
taken aboard and conveyed to Amoret, where medical attention was secured for the
young lady and the body of her mother tenderly cared for.
The reports for Amoret on Tuesday were the young lady was getting along nicely
and in a fair way to recovery.
The family reside in the west part of the county and were returning home from
a visit with relatives when the accident happened.
The deceased was 55 years old and the mother of 8 or 9 children. She was a
most esteemed lady and the unfortunate occurrence cast a gloom over the entire
community. -- The Adrian Journal, July 25, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Walter Adcock died on the 20th, near Everett. He had been in
poor health for some time. Consumption was the cause of his death -- The Adrian
Journal, July 25, 1902, Page 8 column 4, Death
Jeff McCombe received a telegram last night announcing the death of three
year old child of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Mudd of Drexel. Funeral will be held at
Burdett today. Their Adrian friends extend sympathy in the great
bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, August 9, 1902, Page 1 Column 1, Death
Wednesday morning, July 6, 1902, Mathias Haas passed into that “Invisible
bourne” from which no traveler ere returns., after a lingering illness; aged 76
years, 6 months and 13 days.
Mathias Haas was born in Baden, Germany, January 23, 1826. He was united in
marriage with Mary Hess, April 7, 1856, the same year they came to America,
locating in Illinois. To this union eight children were born, seven of whom are
living, they are: Wm. F., Henry, Chas. And Mrs. Peggy Black, of Adrian; Mrs. M.
A. Feris, of Austin, Mrs. A. T. Wyatt of Grainfield, and Mrs. George Berry, of
Walla Walla, Washington, all of whom except the last named were at their
father’s bedside when he died.
In 1868 with his family, he moved to this county and located on a farm three
miles from where Adrian now stands, here they resided until 1892, when, after
the death of Mrs. Haas, they moved to Adrian. On July 4, 1893, he was united in
marriage with Mrs. Julia Seeler, who still survives him.
In his vigorous manhood Mr. Haas was a successful business man, and acquired
a considerable property, of late years he had retired from business activity,
and enjoyed the comforts of life, but for the last two years he had been so
badly afflicted that he was not bale to get about much.
In early life he became a member of the German Lutheran church. Funeral
services will be held from the Christian church Saturday afternoon, Revs. A.
Wehmeyer, of the Lutheran, and Wier, of the Baptist, are expected to be
present. Burial will be in Crescent Hill cemetery.
The family has the sincere sympathy o of a large circle of friends in this
great bereavement. A pioneer has joined the silent throng. -- The Adrian
Journal, August 9, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Death
On Thursday morning, Aug. 7, 1902, Martha, wife of Jonathan Adams, died at
the family home, three miles northwest of this city. She had been in failing
health for several months, and for three weeks past her condition had been
critical, so that death was not unexpected.
Martha Hiser was born 58 years ago, and most of the years of her life were
spent in this community. September 20, 1863 she was united in marriage with
Jonathan Adams. Of this union five children were born, two of whom, Jahu and
Mrs. Davidson, survive with the husband to mourn the loss of the dear one.
Mrs. Adams was at the time of her death and had for many years been a
faithful member of the Baptist church of this city.
Among her friends and acquaintances she was loved for her traits of Christian
character. She was a kind and obliging neighbor, a devoted wife and a loving
Funeral services will be held from the home this morning at 10 o’clock,
conducted by hr pastor, Rev. Wier, after which the remains will be buried in
Crescent Hill cemetery.
The family have the deep sympathy of the entire community in this sad hour. --
The Adrian Journal, August 9, 1902, Page 1 Column 2, Obituary
Wade, N. A.
Col. N. A. Wade, editor of the Bates County Democrat, died at his home in
Butler, Wednesday, Aug. 6. About two months ago he was stricken with paralysis,
but had rallied and his friends had hopes of his recovery.
Col. Wade was one of the veteran newspaper men of the county, having been
engaged in the business continuously for about thirty years. He leaves a wife
and one son, Lieu. Ben Wade, now with the Army in the Philippines. -- The Adrian
Journal, August 9, 1902, Page 1 Column 2, Death
Dr. W. E. Huffman, a prominent young dentist of Butler, and Miss Minnie
Robinson, of Amsterdam, were quietly married in Kansas City Wednesday. -- The
Adrian Journal, August 15, 1902, Page 1 Column 1, Marriage
E. Fansler and Mrs. Norman were united in marriage last Sunday evening at
the home of Mrs. Thomison, Rev. J. E. Hall officiating. -- The Adrian Journal,
August 15, 1902, Page 1 column 2,Marriage
Hall, baby girl
Rev. J. E. Hall has been stepping rather high for a few days past, but his
many friends are inclined to be charitable. A nine pound female boarder arrived
at the parsonage Monday evening, and the parson is sure she’s as good if not
better than the best, hence his pride. We are pleased to note that the mother
and daughter are both doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, August 15, 1902, Page 1
Column 2, Birth
Dr. Walter Lansdown, of Butler, was in the city this morning. He reports
the arrival of a baby boy into his home on the 14th. -- The Adrian
Journal, August 15, 1902, Page 4 column 2, Birth
A bright baby girl came to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Latrance
this week. We haven’t seen Charlie or Grandpa Stearns but they are reported all
right. -- The Adrian Journal, August 15, 1902, Page 5 column 4, Birth
Mrs. Jane Gilbert died at her home in Mingo township Sunday, August 17,
1902, aged 57 years, 10 months and 7 days. Death was caused by blood poisoning
resulting from a gathering in the hand. A husband and several children survived
to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and mother. Funeral services were held on
Monday. Undertaker Kidwell of this city attended. -- The Adrian Journal, August
22, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Death
The 12 year old son of John Piles, of near Everett, died this week. -- The
Adrian Journal, September 5, 1902, Page 8 column 3, Death
On Wednesday evening, Sept. 10, 1902, at the residence of the bride’s
parents, Hume, Mo., Arthur J. Walter, of Adrian, and Miss Mayme Wallace were
united in marriage, the pastor of the Methodist church south, officiating.
The wedding was a quiet affair, only the close friends of the family being
The groom was raised in the vicinity of Adrian and is a worthy and highly
respected gentleman. He is now engaged in the real estate business in this
The bride was a popular teacher in the public schools of this city last
year. She is a worthy and talented young lady.
After a brief stay at Pertle Springs they will be at home in Adrian.
A host of friends extend congratulations and best wishes, in which the
Journal heartily joins. -- The Adrian Journal, September 12, 1902, Page 1 Column
Howard I. Smith and Miss Minnie E. Reeder were united in the holy bond of
matrimony Wednesday evening at the home of the bride’s parents one mile
southwest of Adrian.
Promptly at 8 o’clock the chords of Mendelssohn’s march were struck by
Gertrude Marshall and the happy couple was led into the parlor by Rev. Lotspeich
to receive the words which made them man and wife.
After the ceremony all were ushered to the dining room to partake of the
sumptuous super that was prepared for them.
The wedding was a quiet affair but attractive in every way.
The bride was gowned in white, and carried a bouquet of beautiful roses. The
groom wore the conventional black.
At a later hour the guests followed the bridal party to the train, on which
they left for their wedding tour.
The above account was handed to us for publication. The contracting parties
have grown to noble manhood and womanhood in this community. Their lives have
been spotless, and they enjoy the respect and esteem of all who know them. We
unite with their many friends in wishing them continued happiness and success.
They will make their home in this city, where Howard is engaged in the dry
goods business with his father. -- The Adrian Journal, September 12, 1902, Page
1. Column 2, Marriage
Margaret E., wife of James Ritchie, died at the family residence, six
miles northeast of Adrian, Monday morning, Sept. 8 1902, of malaria fever.
She was born in Illinois Nov. 22, 1856. In early life she united with the
A husband and two children are left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and
Funeral services were held from her late residence Wednesday morning,
conducted by Rev. J. E. Hall of this city, after which the remains were taken to
Butler and laid to rest in the cemetery at that place.
The father and children have the sympathy of the community in this their
great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, September 12, 1902, Page 8 Column 4,
D. Moles and Miss Gay Badget were married last week. They are worthy young
people and have the best wishes of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, September 19,
1902, Page 1 Column 1, Marriage
Albert Allen and Miss Lulu Ficklin joined fortunes last week and started on
the sea of double blessedness, they have the best wishes from friends. -- The
Adrian Journal, September 19, 1902, Page 1 Column 1, Marriage
On Sunday, Sept. 14, the noon train arrived about one hour late. Among the
passengers was a woman, accompanied by a boy six years. She went to the
merchants hotel, where she asked for a room. Soon after going to her room she
became violently ill. Dr. Trout was called but medical aid was of no avail, and
death ended her suffering, after a brief illness of less than half an hour.
It was later learned that her name was Johnson, a daughter of Wm. Erwin, a
farmer living two miles southwest of Burdett. -- The Adrian Journal, September
19, 1902, Page 1 Column 2, Death
A new girl at Jim Maddy’s. All parties doing well, except Jim and he is
able to walk alone. -- The Adrian Journal, September 19, 1902, Page 8 column
As peacefully as the dew drop gather’s at eventide, so the spirit of uncle
John Kinsley took its flight in the early morning hours of Sept. 27, 1902. For
several days he had been critically ill, and all hope of recovery had been
abandoned by his friends.
John Knisley was born in Miama county, Ohio, August 13, 1811, age at the time
of death, 91 years, 1 months and 14 days.
In early life he moved to Wisconsin, and from there to Ill., coming to
Missouri in 1865, where he spent the remainder of his days. On January 10,
1836, he was united in marriage with Nancy Weaver, to them ten children were
born, four of whom are still living, they are, Barbara, Laney, George, Eli and
James. His wife died in August 1892.
About 55 years ago Uncle John joined the German Baptist church, having served
as a Deacon in the church continuously for 50 years, and was one of the first
members of that denomination to located in this community, and one of the most
active persons in the organization of the local church.
People lived Uncle John because of his gentle and kindly disposition. He was
always amiable and approachable.
Funeral services were held from the Dunkard church Sunday afternoon. Elder
George Lentz preached the sermon and paid a tender and eloquent tribute to the
memory of the departed. After the services the body was laid to rest in the
Crescent Hill cemetery. The children have the sympathy of the entire community
in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, October 4, 1902, Page 1 column 3,
Charles Argenbright reports a fine boy baby at his home, and the proud papa
is happy indeed. -- The Adrian Journal, October 4, 1902, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
A young man by the name of Edgars died at the family home, a few miles west
of Archie a few days ago. Rev. Diggs preached the funeral. -- The Adrian
Journal, October 4, 1902, Page 8 Column 3, Death
Charles App and Mary Lawson were married Sunday. They left on the noon train
for Knobnoster,, where Charlie has a restaurant. -- The Adrian Journal, October
4, 1902, Page 8 column 4, Marriage
Bert Stevens and Maud Bridges were Wednesday of last week. -- The Adrian
Journal, October 4, 1902, Page 8 Column 4, Marriage
Uncle John Crum, died in Austin Oct. 1, 90 years and was an old resident of
Austin. --The Adrian Journal, October 4, 1902, Page 8 Column 4, Death
William Walls, an aged and respected citizen, died at his home in Passaic
Wednesday evening. He had been in bad health for several years, and his death
did not come as a surprise to his friends. He was the father of Isaac, Ben and
George Walls and Mrs. John Cowdery all well known person in this vicinity. There
are two other children. -- The Adrian Journal, October 24,1902, Page 1 Column 3,
A bouncing baby boy was born to Mrs. Bert Hammontree Tuesday. -- The Adrian
Journal, October 24, 1902, Page 8 Column 2, Birth
Mr. and Mrs. James Simpson are rejoicing over the arrival of a girl at their
house. -- The Adrian Journal, October 31, 1902, Page 8 column 3, Birth
On Sunday evening, Nov. 2, at the residence of the bride’s parents, this
city, George Manning and Miss Ruth Hardman were united in marriage. Elder Head
acting as the officiating clergyman. The groom is an industrious and prosperous
young farmer of Shawnee township. The bride is a worthy young lady, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. P. Hardman of this city. The worthy young couple start out on
their married life with the best wishes of a host of friends. -- The Adrian
Journal, November 7, 1902, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
On Friday morning, Nov. 7, 1902, at the family residence in this city
the spirit of Uncle Geo. Sears left the body, aged 72 years and 1 day.
George Sears was born in Saline county, Mo., Nov. 6, 1830 and came with his
parents to what is known as the Ritchie farm, one mile north of Altona, in 1834,
and, was a resident of what is now known as Bates co., until death, excepting
the four years he served in the confederate army, during with time he was under
Gen. Jo Shelby.
Uncle George was a generous hearted neighbor, and those who have lived near
him speak in the highest terms of him as a man who was ever willing to extend
A wife and two sons, Geo. Jr., of Grainfield, Kansas, and J. O. of this city.
In this bereavement they have the sympathy of friends.
Funeral services were held from the home conducted by Elder Head. A large
number of friends were present to pay the last tribute of respect to a
neighbor. The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. --
The Adrian Journal, November 14, 1902, Page 1 Column 2, Death
Died, in Adrian at the home of her son J.E. Hudelson, Nov. 8, 1902, Lydia
Hudelson. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. J. E. Hall, her beloved pastor, who paid a touching tribute to
Many and beautiful were the floral offerings, as everyone knew of Grandma’s
passionate love for flowers. A large concourse of people followed the remains
to their last resting place in Crescent Hill cemetery by the side of her
loved ones gone before.
The honorary pall bearers, selected form the W. C.T. U., were Mesdames
Williams, Palmer, Hoover, Smith, Gilmore and Towner. Active pall bearers were
Henry Moudy, George Brundige, Bert Ewing, Lewis Williams, Marian Bosley and
Deceased was born in Orange county, Ind., Nov. 23, 1816. Lydia Elrod was
married to Thomas D. Hudelson in 1834, to this union were born ten children, six
of whom survive, Nancy Leffler, J. D. and J. E. of Adrian, Robert D., of
Decatur, Illinois, Edward M., of Paola, Indiana, William T., of Kansas City.
In company with her family she came to Bates county, Mo., in 1867, living at
Crescent Hill until 1881, when she came to Adrian. The purity of her domestic
life, her devotion as a mother are fully known only to the members of the family
circle. With her, industry and frugality were the greatest virtues. While she
did not proclaim her religion from the house tops she quietly worshiped her
Savior. “Her children rise u; and call her blessed.” She was a warm supporter
of temperance in theory and practice and always had a word of encouragement for
others to “press on in good works.”
At last, while grateful for the fullness of her days, realizing that she could
do no more good, that her usefulness was gone and that decay and vital
exhaustion had commenced their work, she eagerly sought and watched her approach
to the border of eternity, so anxious was she that her last days was a constant
prayer “to see Jesus” and “I want Heaven.” -- The Adrian Journal, November 14,
1902, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
Elizabeth Dodson was born in Macoupin county, Ill., July 1, 1829, came to
Cole county, Missouri in the forties. Was married to William Alexander in 1854,
to this union were born seven children, four boys and three girls. Five children
are living, viz: Peter, W. D., S. C., Amanda and Mrs. McKinney. All were present
at her death, except the last named.
Sister Alexander departed this life Nov. 12, 1902, aged 73 years, 4 months and
11 days. She joined the Baptist church in her girlhood, when her husband was
converted in 1979 and joined the M.E. church south, she joined with him.
Those who knew her say she was a devoted Christian. The testimony of the
children is that she lived before them in such a way that there was no doubt as
to her religion.
Her husband, known as Uncle Bill Alexander, put foot on the eternal shore of
the land of sunshine beyond the skies, Jan. 4, 1902.
A character built on the Man of Galilee will stand the test when this old
world is on fire.
The funeral was held at the old home, near Burdett. Long may the life of
this sainted mother shine before the children and friends of many years. -- The
Adrian Journal, November 21, 1902, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
Fletcher Ruddle and Miss Cordia Walls, two prominent people of Passaic, were
united in marriage Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock by Rev. Scott, at the home of
the bride. The bride is a sister of Mrs. John Cowdery formerly of this city.
-- The Adrian Journal, November 21, 1902, Page 4 Column 1, Marriage
J. H. Adams and Clara Cope were united in marriage at Kansas City
yesterday. Friends here extend congratulations. -- The Adrian Journal, November
28 1902, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
On Wednesday evening, Dec. 3rd, at the residence of the bride’s
parents M. and Mrs. A. M. Young, S.H. Cummings, of Atchison, Kansas, and Miss
Effie M. Young were united in marriage, Rev. W. E. Wilson officiating. Miss
Della Sartin acted as bridesmaid and Irvin V. Enos as best man. Promptly at six
o’clock the contracting parties and their attendants marched to the marriage
altar to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, played by Mrs. J. E.
Dowell. The bride was gowned in white Armure Mohair, trimmed in Venice Appliqué,
and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The groom wore the traditional
black. After the impressive ceremony and the usual congratulations the bride
and groom led the was to the dining room, where a sumptuous meal awaited the
more than fifty guests. The elegant spread did justice to the culinary skill of
the bride and her mother. Mr. Cummings is a prominent and prosperous farmer and
is said to be in every way a worthy young man. Miss Effie has grown to
womanhood in this community and is a beautiful and worthy young lady. The
Journal joins their many friends in extending congratulations and best wishes
for their future happiness and prosperity. Mr. and Mrs. Cummings left yesterday
for a two weeks visit with relatives at Atchison, Kansas, after which they will
return to make their home here. Those present from abroad were, Jas., Joseph,
Chas. and Wm. Cummings brothers of the groom. Sarah Cummings and Mrs. Armstrong
and daughter, the two first named sisters of the groom. The received many
handsome and useful presents. -- The Adrian Journal, December 5, 1902, Page 1
Column 2, Marriage
The fifteen months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ellis, died Monday at the
family home six miles northeast of Adrian. -- The Adrian Journal, December 5,
1902, Page 5 Column 2, Death"
At the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Kussmann, on
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1902 at high noon, William Muiller and Miss Hulda Kussmann were
united in marriage.
The contracting parties marched to the altar to the beautiful strains of the
wedding march played by Rev. Wehmayer, who also performed the ceremony which
made them man and wife.
A large number of friends were present to witness the ceremony.
The contracting parties are prominent young people and are held in high esteem
by all who know them. They are in every way worthy citizens and will doubtless
succeed in life.
After the ceremony and congratulations, a sumptuous dinner consisting of dainty
and substantial food was served to which all present did ample justice.
It was one of the most enjoyable events of the season and will long be
pleasantly remembered by everyone present.
The Journal joins the many friends of the young couple in extending
congratulations and best wishes for their continued happiness and success. --
The Adrian Journal, December 12, 1902, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
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