Bates County News



 

The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri

Jan. 1, 1903 - Aug. 7, 1903

(Missing: Jan. 16, Feb. 14, June 26)
 

Harris, Johnson
Elmer Harris and Miss Cora Johnson, prominent young people of East Boone township, were quietly married in Butler Dec. 21st.  The announcement of their marriage came as a surprise to their many friends.  They are worthy people and start out on the journey of life with good wishes of a host of admiring friends. -- The  Adrian Journal, January 1, 1903, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
 

Corbin-Hardman
Arthur Corbin and Attie Hardman were united in marriage at the residence of W. I. Hardman on Wednesday evening, December 23, 1902, Justice L. Q. Robards officiating.  Only the immediate families were present to witness the ceremony.
The contracting parties are prominent young people of East Boone township, where they were born and raised.
After the ceremony those present were invited to the dining room where a sumptuous supper was served. -- The Adrian Journal, January 1, 1903, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
 

Fouts, baby boy
A new boy at the home of Ed Fouts since 27th.  All parties doing well and Ed wears a broad smile. -- The Adrian Journal, January 1, 1903, Page 8 column 3, Birth
 

Mount, infant
Wm. Mount brought the remains of his infant child from Kansas City to Adrian Wednesday to be buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, January 23, 1903, Page 1 Column 5, Death
 

Troeger-Baie
 
Mr. Sherman Troeger and Miss Jennie Baie were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s father, William Baie, near Adrian Sunday, January 18, 1903.  At the marriage she was  surrounded by a host of admiring relatives and friends all of whom appreciate  her worth in her home and community.  The room was beautifully decorated with evergreen and beauties in the most artistic way.
   The music was furnished by Mrs. J. E. Dowell.
   Jennie, standing by the bridegroom in faultless white, seemed to be the gem of the immortal representing all of the beauty, innocence and purity of her noble sex.  She is cultured and refined, can play the piano or organ, do a neat washing, prepare a delicate meal and fill any noble station in  life adopted to the fair sex.  She is beloved, not only by her family but all who know her highly appreciate her feminine beauty and qualities. She has no enemies but her friends are numerous and devoted and they all encircle her with their love and well wishing.  Wishing her a happy and prosperous life.
   The bridegroom is a noble young man bearing the evidence of culture and refinement and brings with him from his Illinois home the respect and esteem of all who know him. Those of Missouri who are acquainted with him know him to be honorable and upright and Miss Jennie’s friends believe that in her choice of a  companion she has chosen wisely and that he will lead her a happy life and care for her in every way.  We congratulate him in winning one of Missouri’s brightest flowers who will make him happy in their home and wherever they are.  Our well wishes will follow Jennie to her new home. -- The  Adrian Journal, January 23, 1903, Page 5 Column 4, Marriage
 

Lawson, Alec
Alec Lawson who lived about three miles west of Archie on the Everett road, died Wednesday morning at five o’clock and will be buried in the Everett cemetery Thursday, the 22nd. -- The Adrian Journal, January 23, 1903, Page 8 Column 4, Death
 

Gilmore, Samuel W.
   Rev. Samuel Wilson Gilmore died at his home in this city, January 27, 1903, aged 94 years, 5 months and 11 days.
   Father Gilmore was born in Warren county, Ky., Aug. 16, 1808 where he loved until 1857 when he moved  to Polk county, Mo.  In 1867 moved to Bates county where he resided until death.
   He made a profession of religion at an early age in life and at the age of 18 joined the M. E. church.  In 1872 united with the Protestant Methodist and was ordained an Elder in 79.  He then united with the U.B. church.  All these years he lived a consistent Christian worthy to be exemplified.  From this life went an influence for good that was felt by all who associated with him.  His ministerial life was quite active while younger in years he held some interesting debates in which he was very successful.  For a number of years he has been feeble and thus deprived of church privileges.
  Father Gilmore enlisted in the service of his county in 64, served 20 months in Company A, 15 Regiment Mo., Vol., Cavalry.  He was a member of the G. A. R. of this city, who took charge of his funeral which was held in the U. B. church by the pastor, assisted by Rev. Weir of the Baptist church, and Rev. Hall of the M. E. church.
  His wife preceded him some years ago tot the better land and since then he has made his home with his son, Dr. E. E. Gilmore.  The deceased leaves two sons, three daughters, 27 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a wide circle of friends to mourn his loss, who realize their loss is his gain. -- The Adrian Journal, January 30, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
 

Jones, Harvey
Harvey Jones, a young man living with his brother near Altona, died Monday morning of pneumonia, aged 21 years.  Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Joseph smith, after which the remains were interred in the France cemetery.
Deceased recently came from Iowa, where most of his near relatives reside. -- The Adrian Journal, January 30, 1903, Page 8 Column 1, Death
 

Haley, Roy
Roy Haley, the ten months old baby of James Haley, died Saturday night a 2 o’clock, after an illness of fourteen days. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community.  May we all think of him who said, “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.” -- The Adrian Journal, January 30, 1903, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Clark-Wright
John A. Clark and Miss Stella Wright were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s parents, in Altona, on Sunday February 1, 1903, Rev. Joseph Smith officiating.
The wedding was a quiet affair only the immediate friends of the family being present to witness the ceremony.
The contracting parties are highly esteemed young people and were raised at Altona, where they are popular in social circles. They will make their home in Kansas City, where the groom has a good position in a wholesale house.  The good wishes of a host of friends will follow them to their new home. -- The Adrian Journal, February 6, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Smith, John H.
John H. Smith died at the home of his sister, Mrs. D. C. Fuller, on Friday, February 13, 1903, after a lingering illness.  He had made his home with his sister for several years. The remains were brought to Adrian Saturday and from here shipped to Morrisonville, Illinois, his boyhood home, where they will be buried Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal, February 20, 1903, Page 1 Column 4, Death

Died: John H. Smith, at the home of his sister on February 13, 1903, of pneumonia and heart failure.  He was born at Virden Illinois,  April 25, 1859.  Being a mute he  was educated at the Deaf and Dumb Institution at Jacksonville, Ill.  After the death of his parents he made his home for a while with his sister, Mrs. Grundy of Morrisonville, Ill.  For years last September he came and made his home with his sister, Mrs. D. C. Fuller, between whom there was a strong attachment.  He bore his affliction and suffering with great patience and resignation, he had a perfect faith that he would meet Father and Mother in the beyond.
He was taken to Ill., and after funeral exercises by Rev. Rankin, was laid to rest by Mother and Father.  His sister, Mrs. S. L. Fuller, of DeSoto, Mo. Was his constant companion and faithful nurse for the past eight months. -- The Adrian Journal, February 20, 1903, Page 4 Column 1, Obituary
 

Cox, Virginia
Mrs. Virginia A. Cox of Hume died at the home of Aaron Lentz, this city, Tuesday afternoon, aged 71 years, 9 months and 8 days.
Mrs. Cox came up from Hume Saturday to visit her daughter, Miss Tetia Payne, who is a teacher in the public schools, this city. Death came unexpectedly, although she had been suffering from organic heart trouble for some time.
The remains were taken to Hume Wednesday morning for burial.
Miss Payne has the sympathy of her many Adrian friends. -- The Adrian Journal, February 20, 1903, Page 1 Column 5, Death
 

Satterlee-Kellar
William Satterlee and Rena Kellar were united in marriage last night. -- The Adrian Journal, February 20 1903, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage
 

Mitchell, Charles
Charles Mitchell, 16 year old boy, died at his home in this city last Sunday morning after a lingering illness.  Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Wilson. Burial at Crescent Hill cemetery.  The family moved here recently from Oklahoma. -- The Adrian Journal, February 27, 1903, Page 1 Column 4, Death
 

Drummond, Wesley
Wesley Drummond died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jas. Goss, this city, on Friday, Feb. 20, 1903, aged 89 years, 1 mo. And 12 days.
Mr. Drummond was born in Penn., from there he moved to Missouri, and for a number of years had lived with his children.  He was an eventful career.  He is the last survivor of the Texas veterans who served under Gen. Huston in 1836.
The body was taken to Lee’s Summit Saturday afternoon and laid to rest in a cemetery at that place.
The family have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, February 27, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Baskins-Blevins
  At the beautiful residence of the bride’s parents, this city, on Sunday, February 22, 1903, at  6 o’clock p.m., Miss Eva L. Blevins and Andrew J. Baskins were united in marriage, Rev. J. E. Hall acting as officiating clergyman.  The wedding march was played by Miss Ethel Harrison, a student at Cotty College.  After the impressive ceremony which united the fortunes of the happy couple, the led the way to the dining room, where a sumptuous dinner was served.
Only a few of the intimate friends of the family were present to witness the ceremony.
The contracting parties are well known in this community.  Both have spent the greater part of their lives here. For several years past the groom has spent most of his time in Joplin. The bride graduated from the Adrian Public school and later spent a year in the Female College at Liberty, Mo.  She is a worthy and accomplished lady. The congratulations and best wishes of a large circle of friends is extended to them in this happy hour. We understand that they will make their home in Adrian. -- The Adrian Journal, February 27,1902, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Harmon, Lynwood
As we go to press we learn of the death of little Lynwood Harmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harmon. -- The Adrian Journal, February 27, 1903, Page 1 Column 5, Death
 

Trowbridge, Marcia
   Mrs. Marcia Etta Trowbridge died at her home, 7 miles northwest of Adrian, on Thursday, February 26, 1903, of pneumonia; aged 58 years, 1 month and 9 days.
  Marcia Nichols was born in Ashland county, Ohio, January 17, 1845.  Was united in marriage with Martin H. Trowbridge October 8, 1856. They began married life at  Omaha, Neb., moving from there to this place, where she has resided until death.  To them were born seven children, viz: Marcus Elmer,  Florence Rebbecca, Willard Orr, Edith Alzira, James Arthur, Herbert Tilton and an infant.  All are living except James and the infant daughter.  Deceased was the member of the Presbyterian church having joined at Sharon in 1885.
   Mrs. Trowbridge was a good Christian woman, a model mother and a generous neighbor and friends, and her death cast a gloom over the entire community, where she had resided so long.
   Five children are left to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent mother.  A host of friends join in extending sympathy in this hour of bereavement.
  Funeral services were held from the home Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. J. E. Hall, of this city, after which the body was taken to Everett and laid to rest beside those of her husband who preceded her to the fairer land b y three years.
   A sister, Mrs. Flora Shaver, Marsailes, Illinois, was present at the funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
 

Schmidt, baby boy
Dr. Gilmore reports the arrival of a fine boy baby at the home of Chris Schmidt last week.  Mother and child are doing well, but as for Chris we don’t know how he is getting along. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1903, Page 8 Column 3, Birth
 

Quisenberry Anna
Anna Quisenberry died at Nevada, Saturday night, March 7, 1903 of consumption, aged 27 years and 19 days.  For several years she had been afflicted mentally so that is was necessary to keep her in the asylum.
Anna Quisenbery grew to beautiful womanhood in this city and was a  bright and vivacious girl.  In 1893 she graduated from the Adrian High School with honor, as was the leader among the young people.  Her live was pure and her disposition amiable.  She was a faithful member of the Christian church.  Alfred Moudy, her brother in law, had the remains brought to Adrian Monday, and taken to his residence where funeral services were held Tuesday morning conducted by Rev. Hall.  The Adrian High school Alumni sang several beautiful selections,, after which the body was laid to rest in the France cemetery. This was the third death in the family in less than a year.  Her sister, Mrs. Alfred Moudy, died last April, her father died last fall and last Anna passed into the great beyond, free from afflictions and sorrow. Two of the family remain, Mrs. Arthur Weaver, of Creede, Colo., Clay, of Sedalia.  Mr. Moudy gave tender attend to the memory of the dead, and seen that everything beautiful was done.  Peace to her ashes. -- The Adrian Journal, March 13, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
 

Riggins-Turner
Mary Turner and Jack Riggins were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents 4 miles north of Archie Monday eve. -- The Adrian Journal, March 13, 1903, Page 8 Column 4, Marriage
 

Sullins, baby boy
Dr. Bates reports the arrival of a boy baby at the home of Henry Sullins this week. -- The Adrian Journal, March 13, 1903, Page 8 column 4, Birth
 

Templar- Garrison
At the residence of the bride’s parents, this city, on Wednesday evening, March 25, 1903, Harry J. Templar and Miss Mary Pearl Garrison, both of this city, were united in marriage, Rev. Weir, the Baptist Church, officiating.
The groom is a worthy and industrious young farmer.
The bride is the daughter of Charles Garrison and wife and is handsome and popular young lady.
They have gone to house keeping in the Foster property, this city.  A host of friends in Adrian and vicinity join in extending congratulations with best wishes for their continued happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, March 27, 1903, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
 

Burton, Alice
  At the family residence, this city, on Monday morning, March 30, 1903, the spirit of Mrs. William Burton passed into the great beyond: age 30 years, 8 months and 13 days.
   Alice Mitchell was born in Indiana and  came with her parents when quite young.  She was united in marriage to Wm. Burton January 19, 1890. To this union six children were born, four of whom with the husband survive to mourn the loss of their dear one.
   Mrs. Burton was converted and united with the United brethren church some fifteen months ago and lived a consistent life until death claimed her.  She chose the 15 verse  of the 116 Psalm as the text for her funeral sermon, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”
   Funeral services were held at the U. B. church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Wilson, after which the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
   The husband and children have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, April 3, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
 

Quisenbeerry, Clay
Alfred Moudy received a message on Tuesday announcing the death of Clay Quisenberry at the home of his uncle, near Sedalia.  He had been in failing health for several months and his death did not come as a surprise to his friends.
This is the fourth death in the family in less than a year, only one member of the family, Mrs. Arthur Weaver, of Colorado, remains.
Clay’s body was laid to rest at Sedalia. -- The Adrian Journal, April 3, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Butler, James T.
James T. Butler died at  his home south of Butler, Monday night, March 30, 1903 of a complication of diseases, aged 67 years.  He was born in Tennessee and came to Missouri in 1866 and to Bates county in 1875.
 A wife and eight children survive him.  His sons Fred, Ben, and Earl and daughters, Mrs. Frank Barber and Mrs.  Lockwood formerly resided in Adrian.  The remains were brought to Adrian and buried in Crescent Hill cemetery Wednesday.  Deceased had been a member of the Methodist church for a number of years.
His children were all present at the funeral, brief services being held at the cemetery, conducted by Rev. Wilson. -- The Adrian Journal, April 3, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Death

 

Ecton, Howard
Howard Ecton who was taken to the hospital at Rochester, Minn., last week, for treatment for appendicitis, was operated on at noon on Friday, and shortly after recovering consciousness, after the operation, told his father and those who were waiting upon him that he would die at midnight. He retained  conscious until the very last, repeatedly inquiring what the time was.  At 11 o’clock he asked and was told the hour, and replied, “I have just an hour to live, I will be dead at 12 o’clock”.  The end came at just six minutes past 12 o’clock, when he peacefully passed away. His heart was so weakened from the sickness that he was unable to withstand the shock resulting from the operation.
The deceased was born in Jackson county, Mo., May 3, 1883.  He joined the United Brethren church at 13 years of age and had always lived a consistent Christian life.
It was only three weeks from the time he was taken sick until the day of burial, which was in the Brethren cemetery at Newville, on Tuesday.  A large number of friends and neighbors attended the services, which were conducted at the home by Rev. H. C. Kishpaugh.
The Herald joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the sorrowing family.-Cando, N. D. Herald -- The Adrian Journal, April 3 1903, Page 4 Column 1, Obituary
 

Prine, baby girl
A fine baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs.  W.  D. Prine Monday morning, mother and child doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, April 3, 1903, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Jones-Ellis
Elden Jones and Miss Mae Ellis were united in marriage at Butler Tuesday. They began housekeeping on the Bevington farm northwest of town.  Their friends join in wishing them a pleasant and prosperous journey through life. -- The Adrian Journal, April 10, 1903, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
 

Young, Polly
   As the gray dawn began to illuminate the east on Saturday morning, April 11, 1903, Mrs. Polly Young passed into the spirit world at the home of her daughter, Mr. E.C. Cox.
   Polly Richardson was born in Kentucky, Feb. 12, 1826.  In early life she was  converted and joined the Baptist church.  In 1842 she was united in marriage with Barney Young, she then joined the Methodist church with her husband.  All  her life she was a devoted and faithful Christian throughout her entire life.
   Her husband and eight children preceded her to the spirit world, three children are left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother.
   Five years ago Mrs. Young came to Adrian to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Cox.  She was sick but a few days and her death came unexpectedly.
   Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church, this city, conducted by Rev. Weir. A large number of people congregated to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed and to sympathize with the living relatives.
   Her son, D. N. Young, of Stockwell, Indiana, w as  present to attend the funeral services.
   Mrs. Cox who  is postmaster here and who has a large circle of friends, has the deep sympathy of the community in this great affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, April 17, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Obituary
 

Gartrell, J. L.
HANGED
J. L. Gartrell Executed at 10:10 O’clock Today
His Nerve Failed Him
   James L. Gartrell was executed at 10:10 o’clock this morning at Butler, by Sheriff Smith, who displayed excellent nerve in performing his duty.
   Gartrell was taken from the jail at 9:50 o’clock and his nerve failed him so it became necessary to administer stimulants to enable him to mount the scaffold.  He talked about ten minutes in a very feeble voice, only those near him were able to hear what he said.
   In part he said: “I die declaring that I killed Donegan in self defense in a quarrel between us.”
“The officers have been very kind to me and I forgive them all, except one person, whose name I will not divulge.”   There were three ministers on the platform with him and a large number in the inclosure.  Besides these, hundreds of people, including many women, witnessed the execution from the roofs of nearby buildings.
   The crime for which Gartrell was hanged, was that of killing D. B. Donegan in a hut near Mulberry in November 1900.
   Gartrell and his son had accepted the hospitality of Donegan, a miner, who was hauling them overland to Oklahoma.
   After killing him Gartrell took his money and disposed of the team.
   The lateness of the hour prevents us giving a detailed account of the crime. -- The Adrian Journal, April 17,1903, Page 1 Column 3, Hanging
 

Henson, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah Henson died at the home of  her grand son in Shawnee township, April 10, 1903, age 89 years, 3 months.
She was born in Kentucky in 1814, moved from there to Illinois coming from there to this state a few years ago.  She was converted and united with the Baptist church in 1829 and remained a faithful member until death came.
Funeral services were held from the home Saturday, conducted  by Rev. Weir, of this city.  The remains were taken to Illinois for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, April 17, 1903, Page 4 Column 2, Obituary
 

Gross-Reece
E. V. Gross, of near Archie and Miss Ida Reece, near Harrisonville,  were married at the residence of the bride’s parents Wednesday afternoon April 15. -- The Adrian Journal, April 17, 1903, Page 8 column 3, Marriage
 

Wilson, baby girl
A girl baby came last week to gladden the home of Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Wilson. -- The Adrian Journal, May 1, 1903, Page 1 column 2, Birth
 

Kline, baby boy
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kline are rejoicing over the advent of a 11 ½ pound boy baby into their home.  Hit has been named Otho Glen and is the pet of the family.  Mother and child doing nicely. -- The Adrian Journal, May 1, 1903, Page 1 Column  2, Birth
 

Hughes, Orpha
While crossing Salt Creek, Russell county, Kansas, on the morning of May 6th, after a heavy rain, which had suddenly raised the stream, Orpha Hughes was swept form her buggy by the raging waters and drowned.  The body was found at 2 o’clock the same day in the Saline river, four miles from the point where the girl was drowned.
I. N. Lamon, of Russell, Kansas, sent us the account of the above yesterday. Orpha is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hughes, formerly of this township, where Orpha was born and raised.  The news will come as a great shock to the friends of the family here.  The parents will have the sympathy of their Adrian friends in this great calamity which has come upon them. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1903, Page 1 Column 2, Death
 

Maxey-Rodman
  Sunday evening, May 3, 1903, at the residence of the  bride’s mother, 3 miles northwest of Adrian, James W.  Maxey, of this city, and Miss Bertha Rodman were united in marriage, Elder A. Showalter officiating.
A number of friends and relatives were present to witness the beautiful ceremony which united the fortunes of these young people.
   After the usual congratulations supper was served, which consisted of the substantials  and dainties in unlimited quantities.
   The groom “Son Jim” is one of Adrian’s popular smiths and is a hustler for business.  He is industrious and has acquired a comfortable home and business property.  Jim has been matrimonially inclined for some time and his marriage was not a surprise to his friends.
   The bride is a model young lady, a queenly little woman and will do her part toward winning victories in the battle of life.
   They began housekeeping Monday in their home on East Main street and were given a cordial reception by several charivari parties Monday night.  The boys felt under obligations to pay their respects to Jim and he enjoyed it quite as much as they did.
   The Journal joins the many friends of the young people in extending hearty congratulations, coupled with the wish that they may realize their fondest anticipations of life. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Talbot-Scudder
   Ernest O. Talbot and Miss Kate Scudder were quietly married in Butler yesterday afternoon by Probate Judge Silvers.
   This will be a surprise to their many friends, as no announcement had been made of the event.  True they have had matrimonial symptoms, but none knew just when vows  would be taken.
   They are numbered among our best young people and start out on life’s voyage with bright prospects for success.
   The groom is manager of the Austin Inland Telephones system and a young man of energy and ability.
  The bride is handsome and popular young lady. She was raised in and near Adrian and has a host of friends.
   Both are well connected. The Journal joins their many friends in wishing them life’s richest blessings, and all confidently expect to see them meet with the success their earnest efforts deserve. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

McCoy, Mrs. Brice
Mrs. McCoy, wife of Brice McCoy of our town, died  Sunday morning at 2 o’clock, Rev. Diggs preached her funeral and the remains were laid to rest in the Everett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1903, Page 8 Column 4, Death
 

Knowles, Mrs.
Mrs. Knowles, who lived northeast of Austin, died Wednesday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1903, Page 8 Column 4, Death
 

Stevens, baby girl
 Born to the wife of Bert Stevens, on Tuesday morning, a girl baby.  Mother and child doing well and Bert has been setting them up to the boys. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1903, Page 8 column 4, Birth
 

Yancey, William
William Yancey died at his home in Altona Wednesday morning, May 6, 1903, after a lingering illness.
Mr. Yancey was born in Kentucky, January 15, 1836.  When a young man he moved to Missouri.  He located in Bates county in 1876. At the age of 20 years he became a Christian church and died in that faith.  He was a conscientious Christian gentleman, loved by all who knew him.
   June 28, 1860 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Shobe, to this union four children were born, three girls and one boy,  two of the daughters survive with the wife and mother to mourn their great loss.
   In the death of Mr. Yancey the community lost one of its best citizens. Funeral services were held Thursday at Altona, conducted by Elder Williamson, pastor of the Christian church at Butler.  A large concourse of neighbors attended to pay their respects to the memory of the dead and to comfort the living.  The body was buried in the cemetery at Altona.
-- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1903, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Walls-Johnson
Ben Walls and Miss Inez Johnson, two prominent young people of this Fairview neighborhood were married last Sunday at Butler, Rev. Stanley Jewell officiating.
The contracting parties are of high social standing and enjoy the acquaintance of a large circle of friends who will join with the Journal in extending congratulations and best wishes.
Ben has been running bachelor’s ball, on Wall street for several years, and none will censure him for seeking the heart and hand of a charming young lady to brighten his home and share his fortune. -- The Adrian Journal, May 15,1903, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Twitchell, Grandfather
Grandfather Twitchell who had been confined to his bed with rheumatism for several months, died Saturday morning at 7 o’clock.  Mr. Twitchell was a member of the K. P. Order.  The funeral was preached Sunday at 1 o’clock p.m. Rev. Barnes conducted the services.  He was buried under the auspices of the K. P. Order.  A large number of friends and acquaintances followed the remains to the Crescent Hill cemetery where he was laid to rest. -- The Adrian Journal, May 15, 1903, Page 8 Column 3, Death
 

Harris, Katie
Miss Katie Harris who had been sick for some time passed away last Wednesday and was laid to rest in the Altona cemetery last Friday morning. Rev. Smith preached the funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, May 29, 1903, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Brown, D. V.
The remains of the late D. V. Brown, who died last week  in Ohio, were brought  to Butler for burial.  Judge Brown was widely known and highly esteemed citizen whose demise will be mourned by a large circle of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1903, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Baumgardner, daughter
Miss Baumgardner, daughter of Al Baumgartner, living 4 miles northwest of Everett, died Wednesday night. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1903, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Pulliam-Maxey
William Pulliam and Mayme Maxey were quietly married at the Spaulding hotel, Colorado Springs, on Sunday evening, June 7,1903, Rev. Brown, of the Christian church at that place officiated.
   The contracting parties were both raised in Bates county.  Will is an Adrian boy and a young man of excellent character and good business ability.  He now has a good position with the Grand Union Tea Co., of Denver. The bride resided in Butler and is a talented young lady.  They will reside in Denver.
The Journal joins their many Bates county friends in extending congratulations and best wishes for their happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, June 19, 1903, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage
 

Alsbaugh, Mary
Mrs. Mary Alsbaugh dropped dead at her home in Shawnee  township Sunday evening.  Heart failure is said to have caused her death. -- The Adrian Journal, July 3, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Atkinson, baby boy
J. M. Atkinson reports the advent of a baby boy into his home this week. -- The Adrian Journal, July 3, 1903, Page 8 column 2, Birth
 

Templar, Harry
Our  beloved neighbor, Harry Templar, who on Sunday night June 21, 1903, was struck and killed by lightning while standing under a tree near his father’s home. We deeply regret the loss of our neighbor, as he was a true Woodman, a kind and affectionate husband and a worthy son. We trust our loss is  his gain. To our sister, the father and family we, in this trying moment of their lives, extend our sympathy and commend them to one Who has promised to be a husband to the widow and a comfort to those who mourn. -- The Adrian Journal, July 10, 1903, Page 8 Column 4, Resolution of Respect
 

Long,  Allen
Uncle Allen Long died Wednesday morning the 1st and was buried in the Everett cemetery.  Uncle Allen was an old settler in the Everett neighborhood before the war between the states, but had lived in Archie for about 20 years. He leaves  two sons and three daughters to mourn his death. -- The Adrian Journal, July 10, 1903, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Moon, baby girl
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Moon a girl.  Mother and  baby doing all right and Samuel is getting along at his usual gait again.
-- The Adrian Journal, July 10,1903, Page 8 Column 4, Birth
 

Shrout, Mary
Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Shrout, died at the family residence, this city, after a lingering illness of pulmonary trouble.
The remains were taken to Lee’s Summit today, Friday, where they will be buried.
The family came her last spring from Kansas having purchased the Simons’ residence. -- The Adrian Journal, July 24, 1903, Page 5 Column 3, Death
 

Wright, Robert
  Robert N. Wright died at his home four miles southeast of Adrian Wednesday morning, July 22, 1903, after a lingering illness, aged 82 years, 9 months and 26 days.
   Deceased was born in Clark county, Virginia, September 26, 1820, was united in marriage to Lucy Roller Oct. 22, 1863, to this union eight children were born, five of whom with the wife and mother survive.  In 1866 the family moved to this state and have resided here since.
   In 1885 Mr. Wright united with the Christian church, being baptized by elder J. B. Wright, form that time to his death he remained a faithful and steadfast member of the church.
   Uncle Robert was a man loved and respected by all who knew him.  He possessed an amiable disposition and always reflected a Christian spirit.  His life was a benediction to all who knew him.
   Funeral services were held from the Christian church of this city Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by Elder Charles West.  A large audience of neighbors and friends were present to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of the dead and to comfort the bereaved family.
  The remains were buried in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 24, 1903, Page 5 Column 5, Obituary
 

Chambers, baby  boy
A new son put in an appearance at the home of Mr. Chambers Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal, July 24, 1903, Page 8 Column 3, Birth
 

Christolear, baby
The five months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Christolear died at the family residence east of town Sunday night. Funeral was held Monday and the body buried at the Scott cemetery. (baby’s name was Frances) -- The Adrian Journal, July 24, 1903, Page 12 column 2--I believe there were extra pages that went with another date, Death
 

Curtis, George Adelber
   George A. Curtis died at his home in Elkhart township, July 24, 1903, with congestion of the stomach after a brief illness.  He was taken ill  on the afternoon of the 23rd.  Dr. Gilmore, the family physician was called, but informed them when first called that there was little hopes of his recovery.
   Deceased was born in Penn., and at the time of his death was 53 years, 4 months and 23 days old.  He was united in marriage with Margaret Reznar, of Wappelo county, Iowa, August 9, 1874; to this union 12 children were born, 10 of whom still survive. Eight of his daughters were at his bedside when he passed away, two daughters were absent, one in Indian Territory and one in Illinois.
  His sudden taking away was a great shock to his family and a host of friends who held him in high esteem.
  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, conducted by rev. Wilson.  A large concourse of friends were present to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of the dead and to comfort the sorrowing family. The remains were laid to rest in the Burdett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 31, 1903, Page 1  Column 3, Obituary
 

Earll-Talbot
At Howard Memorial church, Monday, July 27, 1903, S. W. Earll, of  Glen Elder, Kansas, and Mrs. Laura L. Talbot, of this city, were united in marriage, the Rev. Dr. Wright officiating.  The groom is a prominent business man in his home town and is said to be a worthy gentleman.
  The bride was for many years was a resident of this county and no woman in this community was more highly respected.  She is in every sense of the word a lady and her many Adrian friends join in the wish that her married life may prove a happy one.  They will reside at Glen Elder. -- The Adrian Journal, July 31, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Wolfe-Twitchell
At the same time and place Attorney William F. Wolfe, of this city, and Mrs. Margaret K. Twitchell, of Harrisonville, were united in marriage.
   The groom is a prominent attorney of this city, having resided here several years.
   The bride was a teacher in the Adrian schools last year and is a lady of culture and refinement.
   They will  make their home in this city.  The Journal joins the many friends of the contracting parties in wishing them a happy and prosperous voyage through life. -- The Adrian Journal, July 31, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Teeter, Charles
  Chas. N. Teeter died at his home in Shawnee township. Wednesday morning, July 29, 1903 after a lingering illness, of a complication of diseases.
  Mr. Teeter was born in New York state 72 years ago, when a young man he went by wagon train to the far west, where he remained some years. From there he came to Missouri 36 years ago, locating in Bates county, were he has since resided, and where he was widely known as a man of integrity and uprightness of character.  Charles Teeter’s name was the synonym of honesty of purpose and fair dealings.  He was a student of nature and wrote a book of poems which clearly revealed his kindness of heart.  He married a Miss Hill, who with four children survive to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father, two children are dead.  The body was buried in Cloud cemetery Thursday morning.  In the death of Mr. Teeter the community lost one of its most highly esteemed citizens, and a large circle of friends join in extending sincere sympathy to the family in this great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, July 31, 1903, Page 8 Column 4, Obituary
 

Pace-Wilson
O. B. Pace, of Adrian and Miss Anna Wilson, of Burdett, were united in marriage on Wednesday at the Baptist parsonage this city, Rev. Weir officiating.
They are well known young people in this community and start out in life’s new relations with the best wishes. -- The Adrian Journal, August 7, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Lentz-Hudelson
   At the residence of the bride’s parents this city, Sunday evening, Aug. 2, 1903, at 8:30, Burley B. Lentz and Miss Ethel Hudelson, prominent young people of this city, were united in marriage, Elder Geo. W. Lentz acting as officiating clergyman.
   Only the close relatives of the contracting parties were present to witness the beautiful and impressive ceremony.
   The marriage of this worthy couple did not come as a surprise to their many friends.
   The groom is engaged in the hardware business with his father and brother and is a careful business man.  He was raised here received his education in the public schools of this city, graduating in the class of 1901
   The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  J. E. Hudelson and claims this town as her birthplace. She is a bright and vivacious young lady.  She graduated from the Adrian High school in the same class with the groom.  For two years she taught school successfully.  She is in every way a worthy and popular young lady.
   The happy couple start out on the voyage of married life under favorable conditions and bright prospects for success.  The Journal joins their host of admiring friends in wishing them a realization of their fondest expectations.  They will reside in this city. -- The Adrian Journal, August 7, 1903, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Johnson-Titsworth
Frank Johnson, of Adrian, and Jessie Titsworth, of Butler, were married Saturday evening, August 1st. The groom works on the section in Adrian and they will reside here. -- The Adrian Journal, August 7, 1903, Page 8 column 2, Marriage


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