Bates County News



 

The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri

Jan. 8, 1904 - Nov. 25, 1904
 

Haggard-Wright
David C. Haggard of this county and Miss Sallie Wright, of Smithsborough, Ky., were united in marriage at the residence of David Jones on January 6th at 4 o’clock p.m., Rev. Irwin officiating.  Only the immediate members of the family were present.
They left Thursday for Kansas City where they will reside and where the groom has a position. -- The Adrian Journal, January 8, 1904, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Pollock, J. N.
Prof. J.N. Pollock, one of the oldest teachers in the county in point of service, died at his home in Prairie City, last week, of pneumonia.  He was one of the best known teachers in the county and a first class gentleman. -- The Adrian Journal, January 8, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Searls, Joseph
News was received here Tuesday evening to the effect that Joseph Searls had been thrown from a horse in Ks., and seriously injured.  Later news announcing his death was received.  He is the son of Joseph Searls, who lives north of Austin. -- The Adrian Journal, January 8, 1904, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Porter, infant
The 15 months old child or Wm. Porter died Sunday morning and was buried at Crescent Hill. Rev. Diggs conducted the funeral service. -- The Adrian Journal, January 8, 1904, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Thomas, Henrietta
Mrs. Henrietta Thomas died at her home at El Dorado, Ks., Jan. 6th, 1904, after a lingering illness.
Deceased was born in Cass county in 1853. She first married a man by the name of Smithy, who died in Adrian, where they resided and were known to the older citizens. She was a sister of Thomas Brown, formerly of this vicinity, but now of Blackwell, Okla. --The Adrian Journal, January 15,1904, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Drennan, Mrs. Newton
Mrs. Newton Drennan, aunt of Mrs. D. F. Andes, died at her home in Butler last Saturday. -- The Adrian Journal, January 15,1904, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Reavis-Nichols
A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Nichols Sunday evening, January 10,1904, the contracting parties being J.K. Reavis, of Greenwood county, Ks., and Miss Addie Nichols, Rev. W. J. Silvius officiating.  About 30 relatives and invited guests were present.
After the ceremony and congratulations all went to the dining room where a sumptuous supper awaited them.
The groom is a prosperous young farmer of Severy, Ks. The bride is the charming daughter of Wm. Nichols and in every way a worthy young lady.
They will be at home to their many friends at Severy, Ks., January 12. -- The Adrian Journal, January 15,1904, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
 

Hodges, baby girl
A new girl at Jesse Hodges. -- The Adrian Journal, January 22,1904, Page 8 column 4, Birth
 

Goodrick, Arthur
Arthur, son of Lafayette Goodrick, died at his home in Kansas near Amsterdam, on Saturday, January 23, 1904, of pneumonia. Uncle Lafayette took undertaker Knight and Grant Moudy, of this city and laid the remains to rest Saturday. -- The Adrian Journal, January 29,1904, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Stilwell, Elisabeth
Elisabeth Stilwell was born in Green Co., Ohio Dec. 10,1826, and died at her home near Adrian Feb. 2, 1904, aged
76 years, 1 month and 22 days.
She became a Christian in early childhood and has been an earnest faithful worker for 60 years.  The funeral service was held at the U. B. church of which she was a member and was conducted by Miss Thomas, assisted by Rev. J. W. Penn, presiding elder.
In her death the church loses one of its most faithful ones and the community a valued friend and neighbor. The highest eulogy that could be given is given by her family, when the said, she was a good mother. -- The Adrian Journal, February 5, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Robbins, George
George W Robbins died at the home of A. J. Conway January 27,1904, age 90 years.  He was born in Berkley county, West Virginia, and came to Mo., in 1844, but returned to his native state in a short time; he again came here in 1896.
He joined the Episcopal church when a young man and lived in that faith all his life.  He was married three times, but his entire family preceded him to the beyond.  A generous hearted citizen has left us.
Funeral services were held from the home last Thursday, conducted by Rev. Nichols and the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 5, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Landes, Valentine
alentine Landes died at his home, two miles northeast of Adrian, Sunday night, January 31,1904, after a lingering illness; aged 79 years, 6 months and 13 days.
Deceased was born in Augusta county, Virginia, July 18,1824, he moved to Pettis county, Mo., in 1869, thence the Johnson county in 1883 and to bates county in 1893.
On March 16,1850 he was united in marriage with Lydia Myers, to this union five children were born, two of whom, John V. Landes and Mrs. Frank Enos survive with the wife to mourn the demise of the husband and father.
In 1856 Mr. Landes and his wife were converted and joined the Brethren church and always lived faithful to the cause.
Mr. Landes was a true type of a Christian gentleman and was loved by all who knew him. His death will be mourned by a wide circle of friends. Brief funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon, conducted by Elder George Lentz. The body was taken to Leeton Tuesday, where the formal funeral service was held and where the remains were laid to rest. -- The Adrian Journal, February 5, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Cummings, Robert
Robert Leslie, the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Cummings, died at the family residence, 6 miles northwest of Adrian, Friday night, February 5,1904, after a weeks illness. The boy had been attending school and came home a week before his death and was taken suddenly ill and grew worse until the end came.
He was the youngest child of the family and his death is a shock to his parents.
Funeral services were held from the home on Saturday, conducted by Rev. W. E. Wilson, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 12, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Hoots, James
James Hoots, father of Thomas Hoots, died at his home in Archie Monday night after a prolonged illness caused by a
fall which fractured his hip bone.
Mr. Hoots was past 80 years old and had resided in and near Archie for many years, where he was highly respected.
-- The Adrian Journal, February 12, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Mudd-Millian
We received a card last week announcing the marriage of J.L. Mudd and Bessie Millian, the happy event took place in Kansas City Feb. 14th.
The groom, who is known here as Roy, lived with his parents in Adrian for several years and worked in the Journal office for a long time. Roy is a true blue gentleman and we wish him a realization of his fondest hopes. -- The Adrian Journal, February 26,1904, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Hardman, Peter
Peter Hardman was born in Orange county, Indiana, April 30,1841, and died at his home in Adrian, February 20,1904, after a lingering illness.
On September 28,1865, he was united in marriage with Mary J. Field. To this union were born 10 children, 5 of whom, with the wife survive him. They are Clara Montgomery, of Orleans, Indiana, Olivia Martin, of Belle Plaine, Ks., Ruth Manning, Edmund D. and Charles S., of Adrian.
In 1862 he enlisted in the 67th Indiana Infantry and served for 3 years. In the 17th year of his life he united with the Church of Christ, in which he was a consistent member until death.
Mr. Hardman was a good citizen and a worthy Christian gentleman, held in high esteem by all who knew him.  In his death Adrian lost one of its best citizens.
Funeral services were held from the Mt. Olivet church Monday conducted by Elder George Lentz, who delivered an able and appropriate address.  The remains were laid to rest in the Olivet cemetery. --  The Adrian Journal, February 26,1904, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Hardman, Jimmie
Uncle Jimmie Hardman departed this life Saturday evening at 6 o’clock, Feb. 27,1904, Rev Weir of Adrian, preached the funeral discourse at the home Sunday morning at 11 o’clock and he was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
J. W. Hardman was born in Butte co., Ky., Feb. 17,1830, being at the time of his death 74 yeas and 10 days old.  He emigrated while quite a young man to Ill., where he was married to Martha J. Sharp in 1853, they moved to Mo., and two children were born to them, Mrs. Annie Angle, who resides in Butler and W. I. Hardman.
In the early sprig of 1870 Mr. Hardman purchased a farm two miles southwest of Burdett, where he resided up to the time of his death. He was a very active business man until about 2 years ago when his health failed him and he retired from business.  Mr. Hardman was well and favorably known over the county.  He was at one time vice president of the Merwin bank and was a stockholder at the time of his death. -- The Adrian Journal, March 4,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Compton-Burton
Married at the residence in this city Wednesday evening, March 9th, W.M. Burton and Miss Lizzie Compton, of Altona.  Only relatives and a few intimate friends were present.
After the nuptial knot was tied by W. E. Wilson the happy couple with their guests were led to the dining room where the table was laddened with good things to eat. -- The Adrian Journal, March 11,1904, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Walker-Beatty
Ira Walker and Miss Mary Beatty, prominent young people of the Burdett neighborhood were united in marriage Wednesday evening, Justice L. Q. Robards officiating. -- The Adrian Journal, March 11,1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Burton, twin boys
Healthy twin boys arrived at the home of Frank Burton last Friday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 11,1904, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

France, son
James France, living 3 ½ miles north of Archie, lost a little boy Monday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 11,1904, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Sturdevant, John
John Sturdevant, who formerly lived in this vicinity, returned a few weeks ago and stopped with his brother in law.   He died several days ago, he was nearly 70 years old. -- The Adrian Journal, March 11,1904, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Miller, Fred
Fred Miller, who formerly lived in this county and ran a sawmill on the Grand River and Elk Fork, was shot from ambush near Brinnon, Oregon, March 5th, and no clue to the guilty party has been found.
Miller posed as a bad man and openly boasted that he had killed two men in Missouri, and he had killed one man in Oregon, but he and his son were the only witnesses to the killing and he was acquitted, but the friends of the dead man swore that they would avenge the murder of their friends.  It is probable that this may have been done when Miller was killed.
The papers say that the people are not lamenting the death of Miller and there will be little effort made to apprehend the guilty party or parties. -- The Adrian Journal, March 24,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Marshall-Keiffer
Marriage license were issued this week to Garnett E. Marshall and Miss Laura E. Keiffer, prominent young people of East Boone township. -- The Adrian Journal, March 24,1904, Page 5 column 5, Marriage
 

Gilmore, Allen
Allen Gilmore was found dead in bed at the home of his son, Elisha, Monday morning, March 19, 1904.  He had been ill for sometime, but his condition was not considered serious.
Sydney Allen Gilmore was born in Warren county, Ky., February 3, 1835, and died near Adrian, Mo., March 20,1904; aged 70 years, 1 month and 17 days.
He was united in marriage with Amanda Whitley, Dec. 10,1858 to this union 13 children were born, 6 sons and 7 daughters, 3 sons and 4 daughters survive.
He joined the U. B. church in 1879.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday from the Adrian U. B. church, Rev. W.E. Wilson conducted the service. The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 24,1904, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Manning-Evans
Levi Manning and Miss Myrtle Evans were quietly married Sunday evening, Elder George Lentz officiating. The marriage was a surprise even to their parents. -- The Adrian Journal, April 1, 1904, Page 5 column 4, Marriage
 

Ohler, infant
The six months old babe of Bert Ohler died in Kansas City Sunday and the remains were brought to Adrian for burial.
-- The Adrian Journal, April 8,1904, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

Hess-Fowler
At the beautiful and artistic residence of Mr. and Mrs. L. Hess on March 30, 1904, was gathered a host of their friends to participate in the reception of the young and beautiful daughter, Miss Louise, and her consort, who were married in Kansas City and arrived at Mr. Hess’s at 1 o’clock.
Mr. Len Fowler and wife, Louise (Hess) were cordially greeted by her parents and all of her friends. Their home looked beautiful, the blue grass in the yard was green and the beautiful sunlight made splendor glitter around the premises. The house and yard were full of people gay and gleeful and Mr. and Mrs. Hess did all the necessary to make all present happy and none present seemed more happy the parents of the young and beautiful bride.
The dining room was filled to overflowing with every imaginable delicacy. -- The Adrian Journal, April 8,1904, Page 8 column 1, Marriage
 

Switzer, Samuel
Samuel Henry Switzer was born in Rockingham co, Va., Feb. 22, 1843, died at Crescent Hill March 31,1904. Aged 61 years, 1 month and 9 days. His second marriage occurred Dec. 31,1882, in Ill., to Malisa A. Williams to them were born 7 children, two of whom died in infancy. Five children of his first marriage still live, together with his present wife and her 5 children mourn the deceased.
He moved to Missouri 21 years ago and has resided in the vicinity of Crescent Hill during this time.  He was converted in 1881 and joined the United Baptist church, and since that time has entertained the hope of a better life.
Funeral services was held at the Crescent Hill U. B. church conducted by its pastor. -- The Adrian Journal, April 15,1904, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Timmons, John
Uncle John Timmons died at his home in this city, Monday, April 11,1904, after a brief illness, aged 70 years 3 months and 8 days.
John Timmons was born in Ross county, Ohio January 3, 1834. He was united in marriage to Mary J. Farlow, Sept. 19, 1855. To this union 10 children were born, 6 of whom still survive, they are A.M. Timmons, Mrs. J. W. Purkey, Mrs. John Buckhalter, Mrs. Chas. Mefford, Chas Timmons and Mrs. Oscar Wineland.
In 1880 his wife passed to the great beyond.  Nov. 15, 1885 he was again married to Eliza Cooprider, who survives him.
At the age of 24 he was united with the U.B. church and died in the faith. Uncle John was a kindhearted gentleman and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of a large circle of friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Deer Creek chapel, conducted by his pastor Rev. Ida Thomas.
A large congregation of friends and former neighbors were present to pay their respect to the memory of dead and to extend aid and sympathy to the living.  The body was buried in the Nichols cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 15,1904, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Mitchell, Myrtle
Dr. Renick went out to Virginia Sunday morning to hold an inquest over the body of 18 years old Myrtle Mitchell, who was killed by the accidental discharge of a revolver Saturday evening. The young lady, who made her home with Cart Wallace, 2 miles southwest of Virginia, went upstairs to get a pencil from a dresser drawer, in which was also the deadly weapon.  The ball struck her in the left breast and she lived but a few moments. The shot was heard by other occupants of the house but when they reached the room Miss Mitchell was breathing her last. The burial was Sunday. Dr. Renick says the inquest did not develop any suspicion of suicide whatever. Butler Dem. -- The Adrian Journal, April 22,1904, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Dixon-Gipson
At 7 o’clock Sunday evening, April 10,1904 at the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Gipson, Kansas City, MO.  Frank Dixon and Miss Lulu Gipson were united in marriage. Rev. J. N. Estep officiating. The bridal party marched to the altar to the beautiful melodies of the wedding march played by the brides cousin.
After congratulations the bridal party and guests were invited to the dining room where choice refreshments were served.
The bride was gowned in a dainty cream white frock and carried a bouquet of beautiful white carnations. The groom wore the conventional black.
The bide is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Gipson and is a young lady of charming personality and has a host of friends and enjoys the respect of old and young alike.
The groom is a  printer and is a young man of excellent character, sterling business qualities and has a bright future before him.
A number of beautiful and useful presents were received by the happy couple.  Mr. and Mrs. Dixon will reside in Kansas City. -- The Adrian Journal, April 22,1904, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Adair, baby boy?
A new Dr. arrived at Archie Saturday morning and stopped at Dr. Adairs.  Mother and child doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, April 22,1904, Page 8 column 3, Birth
 

Argenbright, Preston
Preston Argenbright died at his home in this city at 5:30 Tuesday evening, April 19, 1904, at the age of 65 years. The deceased has been in poor health for some months, but only recently was compelled to keep to his room.  Those left to mourn his loss are his wife and daughters, the Misses Lena, Daisy and Bertha and the sons, John Albert, Edward and Charles all of whom have grown to man and womanhood years.  The funeral service is being held this Thursday afternoon as we go to press.
The deceased is a native of Virginia and came to this county many years ago. Two years ago he moved from his farm at Altona to this city and erected a large and commodious home on Ohio street, and settling down to enjoy the remaining years of life in a quiet way.  He was a good citizen and most highly esteemed by those who knew him.  His death is a loss to this city and county and will bring to his family the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Republican Press -- The Adrian Journal, April 29, 1904, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Fuller, Mary
Mary Matilda Smith was born in Jersey county, Ill., December 8,1848 and died in San Antonia, Tx., May 5, 1904, aged 55 years, 4 moths and 27 days.
She was united in marriage with D. C. Fuller, Nov. 21, 1871, at Virden, Macoupin county, Ill. The family moved to this county and located on a farm five miles northeast of Adrian some 20 years ago, and have resided here since that time. For several years she had been in failing health and last winter she went to San Antonia, Tx., with the hope of regaining her health, but she gradually grew worse until the end came.
The Fuller family is one of the best in this community.  In every work of charity they are ever ready to aid and Mrs. Fuller never failed to help and comfort the needy. Their neighbors, without an exception, speak in the highest terms of praise of her as a kind and helpful friends and a lady possessing the most amiable traits of mind and heart.
The husband and son have the profound sympathy of their many friends in this there supreme trial. No word cam picture the grief incident to the loss of a faithful wife and a loving mother.
A brief funeral service consisting of favorite songs, was held at the residence of H. W. DeArmond, this city, Sunday afternoon, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery, a large concourse of neighbors and friends attended to pay their respects to the memory of the dead and to sympathize with the living. -- he Adrian Journal, May 18,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Walls, infant
The infant child of Ben Walls and wife died last Tuesday evening. Funeral services were held at the house Thursday, conducted by Rev. Wier. Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 6, 1904, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

Fuller-Gutshall
Harry Fuller and Miss Anna Gutshall were united in marriage at Butler Tuesday of this week.
The contracting parties were raised in this county and are worthy and popular young people. The groom engaged in business at Grainfield, Ks., this spring and they will make their home there. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18,1904, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Hartley, Corbley
Jacob Hartley received word Tuesday announcing the death of his brother, Corbley G. Hartley, in New Mexico. --
The Adrian Journal, May 18,1904, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Haworth-Fox
E. L. Haworth, of McLouth, Ks., and Miss Stella Fox of Adrian, were united in marriage at Butler last Thursday.  Judge John Silvers officiating. -- The Adrian Journal, May 27, 1904, Page 1 column 1, Marriage
 

Unknown, Jesse
Young Jesse, who has been making his home with his brother Nathan, died Saturday after a lingering illness of consumption. The remains were laid to rest in the Everett cemetery Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal, June 3,1904, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Langan,Vincent
A deplorable accident in which Vincent Langan, a young photographer of Warrensburg, lost his life, occurred at our depot Wednesday morning.  Young Langan had been on a visit to his father, W. E. Langan, a leading photographer of Nevada, and was returning to his work on the first train from the south for over a week. The train run in on a side track to let a south bound train ass.  Young Langan got out on the depot platform. When the train backed out on the main line and started it did not stop at the depot and he attempted to board it, was dragged under the wheels and his life was crushed out the body being horribly mangles.
Vincent Langan was about 21 years old and worked in the photograph gallery of Stone & Degrauf of Warrensburg. Butler Times. -- The Adrian Journal, June 10, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Armentrout, J. B.
J. B. Armentrout, of Amsterdam, drowned in the Marais Des Cygnes River near Amoret last Sunday evening.  He had been at work all day with a large number of men placing rock and sacks of sand on the track to keep it from washing away. To do this the men were compelled to stand in water almost to their shoulders.  After they had quit work in the evening young Armentrout stepped to the side of the track to wash, while there he took the cramps and fell into the water. One of the workmen attempted to rescue him but his hold broke and Armentrout sank.  His body was not recovered until Monday about noon.
Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Armentrout, and the funeral services were held from the home of the parents on Tuesday.  Several parties from Adrian attended the funeral and said that it was a most touching ceremony.
-- The Adrian Journal, June 10, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

McKee, Eugenia
Eugenia, wife of James McKee, died at her home near Austin, Mo., May 31,1904.  Her maiden name was Manning.
She was born in Mercer county, Ky., on September 16,1853.  Moved when a child, with her parents to Missouri and settled near Austin, where she grew to womanhood. When 15 years old she became a Christian and united wit the Austin Baptist church, of which she remained a faithful member until her death.
She was married to James McKee on June 12,1870. To this union 10 children were born, 8 of whom are living.
She was a good woman and highly esteemed by all who knew her.
Funeral services were conducted at her home by the writer, after which her body was buried in the Austin cemetery.
-- The Adrian Journal, June 10, 1904, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Nolen, Mr.
Fireman Nolan fell from the train, between here and Butler last night and was instantly killed.  He was climbing over the coal car when he slipped and fell between the cars.  His body was badly mangled. -- The Adrian Journal, June 10, 1904, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Bates, Mrs. E. R.
Mrs. E. R. Bates died at her home 5 miles east of Adrian, Wednesday night after a long and painful illness.  Her affliction being cancer of the breast.
Funeral services were held from the home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, after which the remains were laid to rest in the France cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 14, 1904, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Haggard-Cox
Glenn Haggard, of Kansas City, and Miss Tessie Cox, of Adrian, were united in marriage at Kansas City Sunday evening. The groom had fitted up rooms and they began housekeeping at once.
The contracting parties are well and favorably known here. For several years the groom was one of Adrian’s popular barbers, but for the past 3 years he has been in Kansas City.
The bride was raised in Adrian and is a worthy and popular young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, July 8,1904, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Wilds, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah J. wilds was born in Jeiota county, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1848 and died at her home near Crescent Hill July 10,1904, aged 55 years, 7 months and 24 days.
She became a member of the Christian church in 1868 and was transferred and received in the United Brethren church in 1892 and lived a consistent life until her death.  She leaves a husband and 4 children to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at the Crescent Hill U. B. church, the pastor Rev. Miss Thomas officiating.  Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 22, 1904, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Whitlem, Mary
Mary E., wife of Wm. Whitlem, was born in Covington, Ky., December 3,1866, and died at her home in this city
July 8,1904.
Married to W. P. Mullens February 3, 1891. To this union one child, Albert Preston was born.  On September 5,1897 she was married to Wm. Whitlem who lives in this city.
Mrs. Whitlem professed religion in Franklin co., Ks., in 1879 and united with the M. E. church, South, of Everett, of which church she was a faithful member to the end.
Mrs. Whitlem was sick for four long years but was always cheerful and never lost her faith in the master.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Weir from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, July 10th, after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 15,1904, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Askew, L. E.
Leonais Edward askew was born in Logan co., Ky., in 1844 and died at the home of his sister near Chillicothe, Mo., July 7,1904.  In 1871 he came to Missouri and has resided in this state ever since.  He was twice married and leaves a mother, six children, six brothers and 2 sisters to mourn his loss.
He was a brother of Mrs. Mills Whitney and E. A. Askew. -- The Adrian Journal, July 15,1904, Page 5 column 2, Death
 

Cox, baby girl
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Cox near Archie, a fine girl. -- The Adrian Journal, July 15,1904, Page 8 column 4, Birth
 

Hamilton, Ralph
Anadarko, Okla., July 10-Ralph Hamilton was drowned in the Washita, one mile north of Anadarko, this morning.  He drove his horse to the river to drink. Recent rains had changed the river bed and instead of driving into shallow water the horse plunged into water ten feet deep. The current was swift and carried the horse and buggy down stream a quarter of a mile, where the rig lodged on a drift. The body of Hamilton has not been found.
The boy named is supposed to be the son of F. V. Hamilton, although no word has been received here confirming the statement.
Friends here are pained to learn of the great calamity to the family.  Ralph Hamilton was born in Adrian and resided with his parents here until three yeas ago when the moved to Anadarko. -- The Adrian Journal, July 15,1904, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Moulton, C. F.
Judge C. F. Moulton died at St. Joseph hospital, Kansas City, Saturday, July 16,1904, after a brief illness.
Cleveland F., son of Daniel J. and Eliza Charlotte Moulton, was born in Genesee county, New York, July 4,1827, his mother was a cousin of ex president Cleveland.  In early manhood he left the state of his nativity and located at Mobile, Ala., where he read law and was admitted to the bar in 1849.
He at once entered upon the practice of his profession and continued the same until the beginning of the Civil war, when he entered the Confederate service as a private. In Feb., 1861, he was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the 48th Alabama regiment, later he was commissioned as colonel of the regiment.  He was a member  of the state legislature for terms.
At the close of the war he resumed the practice of law, filling successfully the offices of city attorney and prosecuting attorney.
In 1868 he was appointed judge of the circuit court at Mobile, and served in this capacity for 8 years, he also served 2 terms as mayor of his chosen city.  In 1875 he moved to St. Louis, where he practiced law until 1882, when he moved to the farm near Adrian, remaining her for 7 years.
In 1888 he resumed the practice of law in Kansas City, where he resided until called home.
Judge Moulton was united in marriage with Ruth Perkins Pomeroy, of East Hampton, Mass., in 1858. To this union 4 children were born all of whom survive, they are Williston Jay, of St. Louis, John Dane, of Kansas City, Reverdy Halleck and Cleveland F., of Adrian. The wife and mother died in 1892.
Funeral services over the remains of the deceased were held from the home of his son, C. F. this city Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Weir. The ceremony of the Masonic order was rendered at the grave by the members of Crescent Hill Lodge, of which he was a member. -- The Adrian Journal, July 22, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Smith, baby girl
A girl baby came to gladden the home of Howard Smith and wife Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal, July 22, 1904, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Chapman, Grandma
Grandma Chapman, 73 years of age, died at her home in Grand River township, Tuesday, July 26,1904, after a lingering illness.
She had resided in that vicinity for a number of yeas and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.
Funeral services were held Wednesday and the remains laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 29,1904, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Prine, Frank
Frank Prine was found dead in the timber near his home at Dayton, Tuesday.  He left his home about an hour before he was found dead.  Heart failure is assigned as the cause.
Deceased was a brother of Daniel Prine of this city. -- The Adrian Journal, July 29,1904, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Hewett, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Hewett died at her home in Kansas City Saturday, July 3, 1904, after an illness lasting for 6 months.
The family resided in Adrian for a number of years. Mr. Hewett being employed in the mill here. -- The Adrian Journal, August 5,1904, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Harris, Jefferson
Jefferson Harris died at his home near Burdett, Tuesday, August 2,1904, after a lingering illness, aged 74 years.  Deceased had lived in this county for more than 20 years and was a highly respected citizen. Two sons and a sister, Mrs. L. M. Six, of this city, survive him. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Edgewood church, of which deceased was a member, Rev. Susie Fox conducted the services.  -- The Adrian Journal, August 5, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Fightmaster-Denny
Glen Fightmaster and Miss Minnie Denny, both of Kansas City, were united in marriage at Butler Tuesday. They came to Adrian for a few days visit with the bride’s parents before returning to their home in the City.
The bride was raised in Adrian and her friends united in whishing her a happy married life. -- The Adrian Journal, August 5, 1904, Page 8 column 4, Marriage
 

Howard-Angle
Chas. Howard, of Holden, and Miss Vila Angle of Butler, were married at the home of the bride’s parents in Butler last Sunday evening.
The bride formerly resided in Adrian and is a grand daughter of Uncle Tom Simpson. -- The Adrian Journal, August 13, 1904, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Rabourne, Josephene
Josephene, wife of Jos. Rabourne, died at the family residence in Elkhart township, last night at 8 o’clock. Funeral will be held today at 3 o’clock from Mt. Vernon church conducted by Elder Lewis.
Deceased was 33 years old an a member of the Baptist church. -- The Adrian Journal, August 13, 1904, Page 5 column 1, Death
 

Redford, Dean
Dean S. Redford died at his home in Julesburg, Colo., Monday, August 15, 1904 aged 47 years.
Deceased was the son of James P. Redford, for many years a respected citizen of Adrian.
He leaves a wife and son, one brother and two sisters.
The remains were brought to Adrian and buried in Crescent Hill cemetery, the local Masonic lodge being in charge. --
The Adrian Journal, August 19,1904, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Hartwell-Enos
Fred Hartwell of Butler, and Miss Minnie Enos, of near Adrian, were united in marriage at Hotel Lee Sunday evening, Rev. Weir officiating.
The groom is a promising young business man of Butler.
The bride was raised in Adrian and has a wide circle of friends here.
After the ceremony a delicious wedding dinner was served at Hotel Lee in courses. -- The Adrian Journal, August 19,1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Irwin, John
Mrs. J. C. Smith received word this week announcing that her brother, John W. Irwin, had died suddenly at his home in San Francisco, Calif., August 9th.  He was 67 years old.  -- The Adrian Journal, August 19,1904, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Bosley-Feris
Herschel Bosley and Miss Nell Feris were united in marriage Saturday night.  Justice Neiswender officiating.
They took their friends by surprise, although their marriage was expected in the near future. -- The Adrian Journal, August 26,1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Hackler-Ballard
Prof. John Hackler and Miss Cora Ballard were married at the home of the bride in West Boone township last week.
-- The Adrian Journal, August 26, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Stout, Jane
Miss Jane Stout, who lived in this city for several years with Prof. Failing and family, died at her home in Paris, Ill., last week of cancer. -- The Adrian Journal, August 26,1904, Page 5 column 2, Death
 

Troxel, baby boy
Born to Mr. Troxel and wife Sunday, a fine boy. -- The Adrian Journal, August 26,1904, Page 8 column 4, Birth
 

Rosier-Baie
Rodman-Baie
A.C. Baie and Miss Effie Rosier were united in marriage at Merwin last Saturday, at the same time and place Clyde Rodman and Miss Minnie Baie were married.
The parties to the above contracts are well known and highly respected young people and in their new relations have the best wishes of a large circle of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, September 9,1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Tway, John
John Tway died last Saturday morning at 4:30 o’clock from the effects of his injuries sustained in the explosion of the big 25 horse power traction engine, which occurred on Tuesday afternoon of last week and was duly chronicled in the preceded issue of this paper.  Our readers are familiar with the sad accident which led u to his untimely death, yet every one clung to the last thread, that as long as there was life there was hope, and many a petition was sent up asking that the unfortunate man night be spared.  Fro four days and nights he suffered untold  agony and on several occasions expressed a willingness to give up the struggle. At no time during this period was there mere than an even chance of recovery, and despite the best of care and medical attendance he grew worse until the final summons was received and another soul was launched into the Great Beyond. A young wife and aged mother, who were in attendance at the bedside when the end came, together with a host of near and dear friends, are now thrown into deepest gloom, Realizing that our most tender sympathy can come only as a cold balm to the wounded hearts, we commend the bereaved ones to Him who giveth, and who also taketh away.
John Tway was born in Ohio, July 18,1869, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Goldman, six miles northwest of Chase, Ks., at 4:30 o’clock Saturday, august 27, 1904, being 35 years, 1 month and 9 days old. He came with his parents to Peculiar, Mo., at an early age and grew to manhood.  On March 31,1903 he was married to Miss Sadie Hopwood, of Harrisonville. -- The Adrian Journal, September 9,1904, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Edwards, David
Judge David C. Edwards who resided on a farm east of Altona for over 60 years, died at his home near Clinton, Mo. Saturday September 17,1904, after a long illness of Brights disease.
The family moved from Bates to Henry county about 2 years ago. -- The Adrian Journal, September 23,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Snavely, M. B.
M. B. Snavely, an aged gentleman, died at his home 7 miles southwest of Adrian Tuesday after a brief illness of typhoid fever.
Funeral services were held from the home Thursday morning and the body was taken to Blooming, Ill., the former home of the family, for burial.
He leaves a wife and several children to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. -- The Adrian Journal, September 23,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Ogden, J. C.
J. C. Ogden died suddenly at Rich Hill Friday morning, of heart failure.  Mr. Ogden formerly resided in Altona, where he was engaged in the mercantile business. He moved to Rich Hill last June.
The remains were brought here Saturday and buried at Altona. -- The Adrian Journal, September 23,1904, Page 5 column 5, Death
 

Kussman, August
This community was thrown into a fever of excitement Monday afternoon when it was announced that August Kussman a prominent farmer, living five miles by hanging himself.  Little is known of the cause, except that Mr. Kussman had been in ill health for some time and recently had acted queerly.
Monday morning his wife and daughters came to Adrian to so some shopping leavening Mr. Kussman and two grandchildren, aged 3 and 5 years at home. After the women had gone the children were sent upstairs to bed and Kussman left the house.
When the ladies returned from town they prepared dinner and waited a time for the husband and father to return, failing to appear search was instituted.  A 16 foot ladder which was kept near the house was missing, this they found at the hay shed, the ascended the ladder and there they discovered the lifeless body of Mr. Kussman suspended from a rafter by a half inch rope.
When he went to the loft he took an eight foot ladder, by means of this he climbed within reaching distance of the rafter and tied securely one end of the rope, the other end he tied about his neck and then jumped for stepped off the ladder. The fall was not great enough to break his neck and he simply choked to death.
August Kussman was born in Germany about 63 years ago and came to this country when about 18 years of age.  He was an honorable and upright citizen and a generous neighbor. To those who knew him he was genial and cheerful.  No man was fairer in his dealings than he was.  He was a stoutly built man, but recently had been in ill health, and it is thought that his mind became temporarily deranged, which accounts for his untimely taking away.
A wife and four daughters, viz. Mesdames R. Hoeger, Leopold Gebhardt, William Muller and a single daughter are left to mourn his loss.  In this ad affliction they have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.
Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, September 30, 1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Snavely, Moses
Moses B. Snavley, who died on the P. H. Wyatt place on Tuesday Sept. 20th was born in McLean Co., Ill. Oct. 10,1852.  He married Miss Effie Lewis, of Garnett, Ks., June 28,1884.  After the marriage they remained in Kansas about 3 years and then went back to Illinois, where they remained until about 2 years ago, when they came to Adrian and moved on a farm now owned by Mr. Wyatt.
Five children have been given to Mr. and Mrs. Snavely, Ralph, Mary, Moses, Pearl and Elsie, all of whom with the stricken wife survive him.
In meetings held at the Fairview Presbyterian church last winter Mr. Snavely was led to make a decision to give himself to the service of God, and to profess his faith in Christ. At the same communion season the father with his two sons, Ralph and Moses and his daughter Mary joined the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Snavely was taken ill while in Ks., and came home with no apprehension of danger.  And indeed it was not generally known that he was in a dangerous condition until it was too late to do anything which could avail to restore his health.
Funeral services were held at the home of the family Thursday, Sept. 22nd, at 9:30 a.m.  Musical selections were rendered by Mesdames Arthur Walter and Dowell, and Messrs Arthur Walter and J. W. Hall of Adrian, were beautiful and appropriate.
The friends and neighbors observing the beautiful custom which obtains in rural communities, laid everything aside and came to share in the grief and help to bear the burden of sorrow which had come upon the afflicted family.  Mrs. Snavely took the body of her husband back to the old home neighborhood in Illinois by the noon train. -- The Adrian Journal, September 30, 1904, Page 5 column 2, Death
 

Teeter, Byron
Byron Teeter, a  prominent young man of Shawnee township died Tuesday morning after a long illness. About a year ago he received an injury to one of his arms, the member was amputated and sarcoma set up, which caused his death.  He was the son of the late Chas. Teeter and was a highly esteemed young man.
A wife, mother and two brothers are left to mourn his loss.  The body was buried in the Cloud cemetery Wednesday.
-- The Adrian Journal, September 30, 1904, Page 8 column 5, Death
 

Hess, Aubrey
Aubrey Hess, the eight week old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hess died at the family residence near this city, on Friday, September 30, 1904, after a brief illness.
The loss is a heavy blow to the worthy parents and they have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends in their hour of sorrow.
Funeral services were held from the home on Saturday and the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, October 6,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Hunt, Ed
A girl baby came to gladden the home of Ed Hunt and wife Tuesday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, October 6,1904, Page 5 column 4, Birth
 

Ritter, Charles
Four years a mystery has surrounded the disappearance of Charles M. Ritter, who was raised at Austin, and inland town nine miles northeast of Adrian. He was the Mountains of Idaho, engaged in mining.  On December 20,1900 he started on a journey preparatory it is supposed to coming to see his mother.  A storm raged there on that day and young Ritter was reported frozen to death in the storm, but his body could not be found although diligent search was made for it.  His aged mother, who resided at Austin, never believed him death, but confidently expected him to return to her sometime.
On week ago last Sunday September 25,1904, a young man named Hemphill mining in that country, discovered the skeleton of a man near where Ritter was thought to have been at the time of his death. The matter was reported to John W. Ritter, of Newcastle, Colo., a brother of the missing young man. He went at once to that place and from a hat and snowshoes found by the body, was able to identify the remains of his brother.  Reports have gained currency that his watch, a ring and some gold dust were found by the body, but the editor of the Journal attended the funeral and called at the Ritter home and talked personally with Mr. John Ritter who went after the body.
The body was found 10 miles north of Buffalo Hump, Idaho and within 1 ¼ miles of Williams cabin.
It is the opinion of Mr. Ritter that his brother knew just where he was when he died.  He was evidently headed for Williams cabin and only had a small hill between him and that place.
When found nothing was left of the body but the skeleton. The body was gathered up and brought back to Austin for burial.  The funeral services were held from the Methodist church Wednesday Oct. 5th, at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. B B Niblack. The burial ceremony of the Odd Fellows was rendered. About 100 Odd Fellows and Masons in the line of march to the cemetery, besides there  was a large concourse of friends and neighbors present to pay their respects to the memory of the departed.
A mother, Mrs. Martha K. Ritter, two brothers, H. A. Ritter of Chicago, and John W. Ritter, of Newcastle, Colo., and one sister, Mrs. Porter of Washington, are left to mourn the loss of this worthy young man.
Charles Melvin Ritter, the youngest son of Capt and Mrs. Henry Ritter, was born in Austin, Mo., October 29,1876, and departed this life on Dec., 21,1900, aged 25 years, 1 months and 22 days.
The boyhood days of Charlie Ritter were spent in Austin, where he attended the public school and cared for his mother with a tender filial devotion.  Later he took a course of instruction in the business College of Chillicothe, from which institution he graduated and received his diploma.
When 12 years of age they deceased was converted and united with the M. E. church. In character he was conscientious and true; faithfully attending Sunday school and taking great pleasure in the services of the church.
In the year 1897, he with his mother went West and the climate there seemed so helpful to him that he remained engaging in various enterprises, finally embarking in a mining venture.
On December 20, 1900, he started from camp to come home and encountering a heavy snow storm in the night probably lost his way, and sitting down to rest, soon slept his life away. After four years of diligent search his remains were found and brought home to rest besides those of father, brother and sister.
The deceased was a loyal member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities, and leaves to carry on the shores of time, a large host of sorrowing friends, whose sadness is only broken by the finding of his long lost body. -- The Adrian Journal, October 6,1904, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Otto-Showalter
Eugene Otto, of Ft. Scott, Ks., and Miss Anna Showalter, of near Adrian, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents Monday, Oct. 3,1904. Rev. G.L. Wood officiating.
The groom is engaged in the hardware business and is a prominent merchant at Ft. Scott.
The bride is a worthy daughter of Elder and Mrs. A. show alter, and is a highly esteemed young lady.
The happy couple left Thursday for their Kansas home and will go to housekeeping at once. -- The Adrian Journal, October 6,1904, Page 8 column 4, Marriage
 

Mouse-Murphy
Our neighborhood was made to rejoice when the beautiful home of Mr. Mouse was thrown open to their many friends to help them welcome home their son, Will with his bride, Miss Mayme Murphy. The bride and groom had spent the past week in St. Louis, and while away the arrangements for this social was being made and when they arrived home about 60 of their neighbors and friends were there to wish them a pleasant journey through life and that success would crown their future days.
The bride and groom are well known in this community.  Will, having been our post master for the past 2 years and also runs the dry goods and grocery store of our village.
Miss Mayme was the beautiful and accomplished daughter  of Mrs. Murphy, who resides an mile north of Altona. --
The Adrian Journal, October 6,1904, Page 8 column 3, Marriage
 

Spaw, J. S.
Judge Fuller received a letter Wednesday from Laura Neff, nee Laura Spaw, stating that her father had died at his home, Wallula, Wash., on the 8th of typhoid fever.
Mr. Spaw was for years a resident of this township and was numbered among its best citizens. A host of friends here will be pained to learn of his death, and will keenly sympathize with the bereaved children. -- The Adrian Journal, October 14,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Decker-Marshall
G. O. Decker, cashier of the Archie Bank, and Miss Gertrude Marshall, of East Boone township were united in marriage at Kansas City Wednesday.
They are prominent in social circles and their friends join in wishing them success. -- The Adrian Journal, October 21,1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Pearce-Hubble
O. D. Pearce, a prominent young business  man of Adrian, and Miss Ethel Hubble, of Summerset, Ky., were united in marriage at Harrisonville, Sunday, Oct. 16,1904.  Rev. A.H. Dean officiating.
The contracting parties are worthy and highly respected young people, and start out on life with the best wishes of a large circle of friends.
They will reside in Adrian permanently and will receive a hearty welcome by the citizens generally. -- The Adrian Journal, October 21,1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Meddock, Freddie
Died at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Meddock, three miles north of Adrian, Freddie, age about 9 years, of typhoid pneumonia after a continued illness.
Funeral services were held at the Crescent Hill U. B. church Sunday conducted by Rev. W. E. Wilson. -- The Adrian Journal, October 21,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Kilmer, Margaret
Miss Margaret Kilmer, an aged lady died at her home in this city on Thursday, Oct. 27, 1904, after a lingering illness.
She lived for a number of yeas in Elkhart township, and some two years moved to this city. -- The Adrian Journal, October 28,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Deffenbaugh, infant
A boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ad Deffenbaugh last Saturday, the little one died Sunday morning.
Ad Deffenbaugh buried their new born babe last Sunday afternoon at Altona cemetery.  Its little life was about 24 hrs long. -- The Adrian Journal, October 28,1904, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Geyer, Mrs.
Mrs. Geyer who lived 4 mils northeast of Archie died Monday night and was buried Wednesday in the Austin cemetery.
-- The Adrian Journal, October 28,1904, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Webster, Dr.
Dr. Webster, an aged physician, died at his home in Austin Tuesday after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon under the auspices of Harrisonville Masonic Lodge.  Dr. Webster was one of the old time landmarks in that vicinity. -- The Adrian Journal, December 2,1904, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Bates-Shubert
George Bates and Bertha Shubert were married in Kansas City this week. -- The Adrian Journal, December 2,1904, Page 5 column 3, Marriage
 

Bates-Padour
E. R. Bates, of near Adrian, and Lillie V. Padour, of Sioux City, Iowa, were united in marriage at Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 25th. They arrived home Friday, and are at home to their friends. -- The Adrian Journal, December 9,1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Wise, John T.
John T. Wise, an aged citizen, died at his home in Mingo township, December 7,1904, after a brief illness. They had resided in that vicinity for many years.
Funeral services were held December 8,1904. -- The Adrian Journal, December 16,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

DeArmond, Grandma
Grandma DeArmond, mother of Congressman DeArmond, died at the home of her son in Butler, last Thursday night.  The body was taken to Greenfield, Mo., for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, December 16,1904, Page 5 column 5, Death
 

Edwards-Clardy
Fred Edwards and Della Clardy were united in marriage in Butler last Sunday morning, Rev. Barrett officiating. They drove to Adrian and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Edwards, parents of the groom Sunday.
Both parties are well known in Adrian and their friends join in wishing them life’s richest blessings.
Fred has a position with Carpenter & Shaffer at Butler. -- The Adrian Journal, December 23,1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Askew, baby boy
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a boy baby into the home of G. H. Askew last Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal, December 23,1904, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

Smith-Claunch
Fred Smith, an electrician of Harrisonville, and Miss Martha Claunch, of Adrian, were united in marriage at Harrisonville yesterday.
The bride is a worthy and esteemed young lady, and her many friends join in wishing them a happy life. -- The Adrian Journal, December 23,1904, Page 8 column 1, Marriage
 

Buckles-Woolsey
R. C. Buckles and Hettie Woolsey, prominent young people of the Altona neighborhood, were united in marriage Sunday, December 25,1904 at the residence of the bride’s father. Rev. W.J. Silvius officiating. There were forty friends of the contracting parties present to witness the ceremony.  A bountiful dinner was served. -- The Adrian Journal, December 30,1904, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Cummins-Allen
Earl Cummins and Miss May Allen were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s parents at Crescent Hill, on Saturday night, Dec. 24,1904, Elder A. Showalter officiating.
The contracting parties are worthy young people and start out on the voyage of life and with the best wishes of a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, December 30,1904, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

McCraw-Fansler
Ellis M. McCraw and Miss Keturah Fansler were united in marriage Sunday evening at the residence of Rev. W. E. Wilson, this city, in the presence of a few intimate friends.  After the ceremony the young couple drove to the home of the bride’s father, four miles north of Adrian, where they were greeted by a number of friends and where a sumptuous supper was served. -- The Adrian Journal, December 30,1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Davidson-Greer
At the home of the bride’s mother, seven miles southeast of Adrian, on Sunday, December 25,1904, H. E. Davidson and Miss Mollie Greer were united in marriage, Rev. W. E. Wilson, of Adrian officiating.
The ceremony united the fortunes of the young couple was performed in the presence of 104 guests. After congratulations the guests were invited to the dining room, where a sumptuous dinner was served. -- The Adrian Journal, December 30,1904, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Blocher-Murray
Charles Blocher and Miss May Murray were united in marriage at the home of the bride, near Harrisonville, on Sunday December 25,1904.
The marriage came as a surprise to their many friends, but the congratulations are none the less hearty.
The groom was raised in and near Adrian and is a worthy young man. The bride is a handsome and accomplished young lady school teacher. -- The Adrian Journal, December 30,1904, Page 4 column 2, Marriage
 

Allen, baby girl
A girl arrived at the home of Alfred Allen Dec. 19th. -- The Adrian Journal, December 30,1904, Page 8 column 3, Birth
 

Johnson, W. T.
County treasurer W. T. Johnson died at his home in Butler, Saturday, October 29,1904. 
For a long time he had been in ill health, suffering from lung trouble, but was able to be out and attend to business until a few days before his death.
He was elected treasurer in 1900 and re elected in 1902, his second term of office will have ended next March.
Five children, two sons and three daughters, survive him. The wife and mother was killed about 2 years ago in a run away.
Funeral services were held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Butler Tuesday under the auspices of the Modern Woodmen of America. -- The Adrian Journal, November 4,1904, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Clymer, Margaret
Margaret Clymer, who died at  her home in this city, October 27th, was born in Pottsville, Pa., Dec. 4,1831.  She came to Bates county in 1867 and had resided her during all these years in Elkhart township until she moved to Adrian 2 years ago.
In early life she was converted and united wit the Methodist church, later she united with the Fairview Presbyterian church and was a member there at the time of her death. She was a worthy Christian lady.
Two brothers and one sister survive her.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church this city Saturday morning, conducted by the Rev. T. P. Woodson. Burial at Butler. -- The Adrian Journal, November 4,1904, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Conway, A. J.
A. J. Conway, a resident of East Boone township, died at the home of his sister near Kansas City, on Tuesday, November 8,1904, of lung trouble.  He took the pneumonia and for a long time it was not thought possible that he would recover, but he finally gained sufficient strength to get about, however he never became rugged.
One week ago he went on a visit to his sister and died at her hoe as above stated.
Mr. Conway was born in Indiana August 1,1832, in 1842 his parents moved to Missouri locating near Platte City, there he resided until 1888 when he moved to Bates county, where he resided until the time of his death.  He was an amiable gentleman, always courteous and obliging.
The body was brought to Adrian and buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery beside that of his wife, who died about a year ago. -- The Adrian Journal, November 11,1904, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Wray-McRoberts
At the family residence, two miles northwest of Adrian, on Wednesday night, November 16,1904, at 8 o’clock, James Wray, of Latour, Mo., and Miss Maud McRoberts were united in marriage, Rev. Clayton of Archie, officiating.
After the ceremony which united the fortunes of the happy couple the company was invited to the dining room, where a sumptuous supper was served.
The groom is said to be an industrious and worthy young gentleman.
The bride is one of the best young women in this vicinity.  She was raised in this township and has a wide circle of friends, who have learned to admire her because of her nobility of character. -- The Adrian Journal, November 18,1904, Page 4 column 1, Marriage
 

Robards-Rihard
Floyd Robards and Miss Ethel Rihard, two popular young people of East Boone township, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Tuesday, Nov. 22,1904.
The groom is the son of Esquire L. Q. Robards and is a worthy young gentleman.
The bride is the daughter of J. W. Rihard, who came here from Nebraska two years ago. -- The Adrian Journal, November 25, 1904, Page 5 column 4, Marriage
 

Haskins, William
William M. Haskins was born in Orange county, Ind., Nov. 4, 1865, and died of paralysis at his home in south Adrian, Nov. 17,1904, at 3:30 o’clock.  He spent his boyhood days in Indiana, moving to Adrian, Mo. in 1888.  In June 1890 he married Miss Mary E. Hoover of this city, to them two daughters were given, Golda and Lenna, who with the loving wife, aged mother, an only brother and a host of friends, mourn the loss of their loved one.  He was converted in 1898 and united with the United Brethren church at this place, being class steward and chorister at the time of his death.
He was an earnest Christian worker and took all the world by the hand and showed to each one with whom he came in contact his throbbing heart beats of goodwill. He will be missed by his church.
The funeral was preached by Rev. Joseph Penn, former Presiding Elder of his church, at the U. B. church, Nov. 19,1904, at 10:00 o’clock. The Odd Fellows had charge of the burial and showed by their umbers a fitting tribute to the memory of their deceased brother.
His remains were laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, November 25,1904, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Heath, baby boy
Whoopte skinddle, whoop and hurrah, Amos Heath’s have got a fine boy. -- The Adrian Journal, November 25,1904, Page 8 column 3, Birth


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