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The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri

Jan. 12, 1906 - Dec. 28, 1906

Ganther, Fred
Frederick Ganther was born in Baden, Germany, December 12, 1863, came to American in 1881, locating at Ottawa, Ill.  He came to Missouri in 1888 and located near Adrian and spent the rest of his life here. He married Barbara Baumann in 1885, to this union 7 children were born all of whom with the mother survive the father and husband.
Fred Ganther was one of the best citizens in this community.  He was industrious and honest and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. Such men are always missed.
Funeral services, were held from the home last Friday, conducted by Rev. Henriechmeyer, pastor of the Lutheran church, of which deceased was a member. Burial was in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Cox, Strange Posey
Strange Posey Cox was born in Grundy Co., Ill., November 7, 1857, came to Bates county, Mo., with his parents in 1866.  He resided in this vicinity until 1889, when he moved to Kansas City and resided until his death Dec. 16,1906.
Strange Posey Cox was the first merchant to open up business in Adrian. He was married to Mary Shepherd, Nov. 23,1882, to them has been given four children, they are, Prudence, Frances, Lucinda and Ruth. The wife and 3 children survive him.  He also leaves a mother, Mrs. L. Williams, and sister, Mrs. Emma Moudy.
Mr. Cox has been a cattle statesman all these years in Kansas City Stock Yards.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church conducted by Rev. A. R. Faris, of Kansas City and Rev. W. S. Weir of  Adrian.  Interment in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Purkey, Ella
Mrs. J. W. Purkey died at her home in Drexel Saturday, December 15,1906, after a lingering illness of consumption.
Ella Timmons was born in Columbus, Ohio, February 27,1861, came with her parents to Bates county, Missouri, in 1869, and located in Shawnee township, where she spent most of her life.  February 20,1884 she was united in marriage with J. W. Purkey, to this union three children were born, viz: Cora, Amber and Carl, all of whom, with the husband survive to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and kind mother.
In 1877 she was converted and united with the United Brethren church, living a devoted Christian life until death came. After the family moved to Drexel she united with the Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Purkey was an amiable Christian lady, always reflecting a gentle spirit and ready to speak a kind word to those with whom she came in contact.
The body was brought to Adrian Monday and laid to rest in the Nichols cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Bundige-Murray
The Daily Sentinel published at Woodstock, Ontario, of December 12, announces the marriage of John Alvin Brundige and Miss Grace Macbeth Murray, of that city.
The news of the marriage came as a surprise to the groom’s parents and many friends in Adrian.
He was raised in this township, graduated from the Adrian high school, and from the State University, in which institution he ranked high as a mathematician, he also took a post graduate course in the same institution.
For the past four years he has held a good position with the Niagara Power Company, as an engineer, and is drawing a handsome salary. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1906, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Hess, Marie
Mrs. L. Hess died at the family residence 2 ½ miles northwest of Adrian, Monday evening, December 10, 1906, after a lingering illness of cancer of the liver and stomach.
Marie Gebhardt was born in Baden, Germany, February 21,1853; came to America in 1858.  October 8, 1871 she was united in marriage to Leopold Hess. To this union 14 children were born, eleven of whom are living, they are: William of Ione, Wash., Mrs. Schoor, Garden City, Albert, Missoula, Mont.; Emil, of Joplin, Louise, Lena and Rosa, of Kansas City; Charles, Bertha, Arthur and Anna, at home. The family moved from Ottawa, Ill., in 1883 and located on the farm where they now reside.
Mrs. Hess was an excellent Christian lady.  No one stood higher in the esteem of her neighbors and friends. She had a smile and a word of cheer for all.  In her death the community lost one of its best women. The husband and children have the sincere sympathy of their friends in this bereavement.
Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Heinrichmeyer, pastor of the German Lutheran church, of which deceased was a faithful member. Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 14, 1906, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Reeder-Mills
At the home of the bride’s parents, near this city, in the presence of more than two hundred relatives neighbors, and friends. On Wednesday evening, December 12, 1906, at 6 o’clock, Mr. Burleigh Reeder and Miss Edith A., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mills, were united in marriage, Rev. W. S. Weir officiating.  Owing to the prominence of the contracting parties the wedding was the social event of the season and was most heartily enjoyed by everyone present.
Elaborate preparations had been made for the occasion. The decorations were tastily arranged throughout. The color scheme, planned by Mrs. Mills, was pink and white and was carried out with rare judgment. The reception room and stairway leading to the second floor were decorated with pink and white carnations. Suspended from the archway between the reception room and large hall was a wedding bell, beautifully decorated with pink and white carnations, bride’s roses, smilax, asparagus and maiden hair ferns. Similar decorations were in evidence in the sitting room, dining room and parlor.
Detailed arrangements had been made for the reception and entertainment of the guests so that they felt at home from the time they entered the reception room until they bade the host and hostess goodnight.
On the first floor Misses Laura Carr and Lora Woods received the guests and ushered them to the second floor, where they were received by Miss Ruby Groves and Mrs. Carl Reeder, Miss Dollie Palmer and George Lawson received and arranged the presents.
Promptly at 6 o’clock Mrs. William Arnold, of Butler, the bride’s cousin, took her position at the piano and began to  play Mendelssohn’s  wedding march and to its beautiful strains the wedding party descended the winding stair in the reception room. They were preceded by Master Curtis Haas, attired in black velvet as attendant to the groom, and little Miss Gertrude Bates, who wore a gown of pink carnation albatross, as attendant to the bride.
The bridal party took their position beneath the large wedding bell in the archway between the reception room and the hallway, where Rev. Weir in a brief but impressive ceremony pronounced them man and wife. At the conclusion of the ceremony the usual congratulations were extended, after which the bridal party led the way to the dining room where an excellent dinner was served in two courses.
Menu: First course, bread, roast turkey with oyster dressing, celery, cranberry sauce, salad and pickles, coffee. Second course, cake and cream. Mesdames Sam Walls and Dr. Bates presided in the dining room. The excellent cakes were the product of the culinary skill of Mesdames Aaron Lentz and R. P. Harper. As the guests left the dining room they were met at the entrance to the sitting room by Misses Helen Smith and Clancy Myers, who presented each one a carnation as a souvenir of the occasion.  In the sitting room Misses Lucia Mathers and Hattie Willie, and Messrs. Henry and Johnnie Reeder presided at the punch bowl.
A feature of much interest and merriment was the cutting of the bride’s cake.  Dollie Palmer drew the ring, Lora Woods got the darning needle and Clyde White the dime.
Much of interest might be written about the social features of this occasion, but the more worthy phase of the event was the personality of the contracting parties.
The groom is a native of Bates county, being raised near Altona, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Phoenix Reeder.  He resided on a farm until some two years ago when he took a course in Hill’s Business College, at Sedalia, and has for sometime held the position of bookkeeper in the Adrian State Bank.  He is a young man of good morals and strict integrity and as such is admired by a wide circle of friends.  On the occasion of this marriage he wore the conventional black and a bouquet of lilies of the valley.
The bride is an Adrian girl by birth and raising the only child of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mills.  She graduated from Loretty Academy Kansas City. Altho raised with material wealth at her command she has always proven herself a girl of rare good judgment and is popular with all classes.  There is noting of the aristocrat in her manner, but her rich and poor alike have been the recipients of her courtesies.  This spirit has been made her popular with all classes. This fact was fully attested in the decorations and culinary display at her wedding These were the handiwork of her lady friends done, not for money, but for the love of the girl.
On the occasion of her marriage Edith wore a beautiful gown of India silk and baby Irish crochet, and carried a shower bouquet of lily of the valley and bridal roses.
They will be at home to their friends after January 1, 1907, Adrian. -- The Adrian Journal, December 14,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Timmons, Thomas
Thomas Timmons, formerly a resident of Bates county, a prominent livestock commission merchant of Kansas City, died last Saturday.  The body was taken to Butler Tuesday for interment. -- The Adrian Journal, December 14,1906, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Woolery, Mrs. Gabe
Mrs. Woolery’s remains were taken off the train Saturday morning and buried in the Austin cemetery.
She was the wife of Gabe Woolery of near Austin. -- The Adrian Journal, December 14,1906, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Scudder-Templar
Jotham Scudder and Pearl Templar, prominent young people of Adrian, were united in marriage at Butler, Wednesday, Justice Hemstrett officiating.
The contracting parties are well connected and highly respected young people of this city and they have the best wishes of a host of friends for their happiness and success.  They will reside on the Scudder farm, two miles north of Adrian. -- The Adrian Journal, January 12,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Murphy-Rexroad
At the residence of the bride’s parents, five miles northeast of Adrian, on Wednesday evening, January 10,1906, Thos. A. (Jas) Murphy and Miss Sallie Rexroad were united in marriage, Rev. W.S. Weir officiated.
The young people are prominent in social circles and start out on the journey of life with the best wishes of a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, January 12,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Chambers, Mrs. J. N.
H. D. Chambers returned Sunday from Hepler, Ks., where he had been to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Jap N. Chambers.  Jap Chambers was raised in Bates county and his many friends here will be pained to learn of his great bereavement.
Mrs. Chambers left a husband and four children, the youngest being only five weeks old.  H. D. brought the babe home  with him and it will be well cared for. Deceased was a member of the M. E. church at Hepler and the funeral was held at that place on Thursday, January 4,1906, conducted by her pastor.
The taking away of this good woman cast a gloom over the community in which she lived and friends here extend condolence to the husband and motherless children in their hour of deep sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, January 12,1906, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Schuyler, George
George Schuyler, an old resident of Austin, died very suddenly at his home, Friday about noon and was buried Sunday in the Austin cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, January 12,1906, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Alfree-Wyse
A marriage license was issued on the 17th to S Hl. Alfree of Butler, and Lula Wyse, of near Adrian. The bride was raised in Grand River township and has a wide circle of friends who join in whishing her a happy life. -- The Adrian Journal, January 19, 1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Hess, Catherine
Catherine Hess died at the home of her son Ed., two miles northwest of Adrian, Monday morning, January 15,1906, at t2:30 o’clock, after an illness of seven weeks, aged 78 years, 3 months and 26 days.
Catherine Kern was born in Mondinga, Germany, Oct. 19, 1832. Catherine Kern came to America in 1853.  She was first married in that year to Carl Haas, he died  in 1864, two children of this union survive, Fred Haas, of Kansas City, and Mrs. John Rogers, of Parker, Ks. She was married to G. Hess December 30, 1869, to this union four children were born all of whom survive.  They are Henry C. Hess, of Madison, Ks., Mrs. Chris Schmidt, Mrs., Mrs. Joe Feraris and Edward C. Hess all living near Adrian.
Mr. Hess died in August 1896. Since his death the mother had made her home with her son Edward, where she received every attention that could be given her in her declining years.
Mrs. Hess was a member of the Lutheran church for more than 60 years and lived a consistent Christian life.
For many years she had been in feeble health, yet in her suffering she manifested a sweet spirit.
She was a kind wife and a loving and faithful mother. She lived to see her children grown to be honorable citizens. Her life was not only a blessing to her family but to those of her friends as well.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the home of Edward Hess Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor of the Lutheran church at this place. The remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, January 19, 1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Tabor, J. B.
John Hudelson received a telegram Wednesday morning announcing the death of J. B. Tabor, at his home in Argenta, Ark., Tuesday evening.  Mr. Tabor was engaged in business in Adrian 20 years ago. -- The Adrian Journal, January 19, 1906, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Catterson, George
George W., only son of John and Mary A. Catterson, was born 1 ½ miles south of Harrisonville, Mo., March 4,1887.  Nineteen beautiful years he tarried with us, then on Jan. 6.1906 at 2:50 p.m.  he passed through the pearly gate into our Father’s mansion and joined that great multitude, who stand before the throne and before the lamb, clothed with white robes and palms in their hands. --   The Adrian Journal, January 19, 1906, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Baie, baby girl
A girl baby came to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baie Wednesday night. -- The Adrian Journal,, January 19, 1906, Page 8 column 3, Birth
 

Cox, twin boy
A new set of twin boys are reported at the home of J. W. Cox Tuesday morning. -- The Adrian Journal,January 19, 1906, Page 8 column 1, Birth
 

Cox, Mary
Mary Cox died at the home of her son John, near Elkhart, January 20,1906, aged 76 years.
Mrs. Cox was born in Ireland in 1830 and came to America in 1848.  She with her husband and children came to Missouri several years go. Her husband died in 1894.  Of the five children born to Mrs. Cox only one survives, the mother had made her home with him since the death of her husband.
She was a member of the Catholic church and died in that faith. The remains were laid to rest in the Elkhart cemetery, Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal,, January 26,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Warnken, Alice
Alice, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Warnken died at the home of the parents, this city, Sunday morning, January 28th, after a brief illness of pneumonia fever, aged three months and 19 days.
The death of little Alice was a severe blow to the parents, she being the only daughter, and her advent into the home was an event of much joy. They have the deep sympathy of a host of friends in the sad bereavement.
Funeral services of little Alice were held from the Methodist church Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. W. S. weir, who spoke tenderly to the grief stricken parents. The house was filled with sympathizing friends.
 The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 2,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Troxel, Mrs. George
Mrs. George Troxel of Archie, died Saturday evening of consumption. The funeral was held from the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Lucas of the Christian church. The remains were laid to rest in the Everett Cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 2,1906, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
50th Anniversary
The 50th wedding anniversary of Stephen and Harriett Nichols was celebrated at their home 5 miles southeast of Adrian, Jan. 31,1906. They came from central Ohio in 1869 to Bates co., and have lived on their farm ever since.
Nine of their eleven children are still living though only four could be present.
The worthy couple have lived exemplary lives and are held in high esteem by all who know them.
A sumptuous dinner was spread and 42 partook of the many good things provided for the occasion, sickness and bad roads prevented a number of others from being present who were expected.
After dinner a short program was rendered consisting of music, prayer and a paper Glimpses of fifty years, presenting of presents.  Uncle Stephen responded in a very touching way, recounting some of the mercies and blessings that have come to them and through it all a kind Father had guided and sustained them.
All enjoyed the occasion and felt that it had been a day well spent, expressing the wish that their life of usefulness might be prolonged for many years. -- The Adrian Journal, February 2,1906, Page 8 column 3, Anniversary
 

Ricketts, adopted son
Mrs. Reuben Ricketts received a 13 months old boy baby from the St. Louis orphans home Tuesday and will give the little one a comfortable home. -- The Adrian Journal, February 9 1906, Page 5 column 4, Birth
 

Slayton, Joseph
Joseph Stayton, a farmer living near Aaron, was killed Thursday while working in the timber.  It is said that a tree fell on him and crushed him to death, but the particulars of the accident have not been reported to this office.
A wife and several children survive the victim of this serious accident.
The funeral will be held today. -- The Adrian Journal, February 9 1906, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Largent, infant
The six month old babe of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Largent died at the family home, seven miles, southeast of Adrian, Tuesday night. Funeral was held Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, April 6,1906, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

Enos-Deardorff
Ira Enos and Miss Bessie Deardorff were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents this city, Saturday evening at 7 o’clock, Elder George Lentz performing the marriage ceremony.
The groom is a prosperous young farmer and an excellent gentleman. The bride is one of Adrian’s most popular young ladies. -- The Adrian Journal, March 30,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Ide, Mr.
Mr. Ide an old gentleman who has been living with his son in law and family, died Sunday afternoon and the remains were brought to Archie and shipped to Webb City his former home for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, March 30,1906, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Kidwell, Frank
David Francis Kidwell, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Kidwell died at the family residence in this city last Monday morning at 11:45 o’clock after an illness of 11 days of pneumonia.
Deceased was born in Versailles, December 22, 188, and lived with his parents during their residence in Bates county, and Versailles all the yeas of his life. When taken ill he was profitably engaged in the restaurant business with his brother Claude, and being a young man of correct habits and kindly disposition was well respected and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He believed in the redeemer of mankind and passed to the great beyond prepared to meet his God.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church south, at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. E. K. Wolfe in presence of many friends and relatives of deceased, after with the interment took place in the city cemetery. Versailles Leader -- The Adrian Journal, March 23,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Clark, baby boy
Ira Lentz informs us that a bouncing boy baby came into the home of Eugene Clark of Kansas City, this week. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23,1906, Page 5 column 4, Birth
 

Hoagland, Prior
Prior Hoagland, a fireman on the Mo. P. road, was killed in a wreck near Hiawatha, Ks., Sunday morning.  The young man lived in Bates county for a number of years and has many friends here who will be pained to learn of his sudden taking away. He was a brother of Mrs. Hallie Woods, a teacher in the Adrian school. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23,1906, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

McReynolds, Wm.
B.H. McReynolds was called to Johnson Co., last week by news of the death of his uncle, Wm. McReynolds. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23,1906, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Cherry, baby boy
Dr. Gilmore reports the birth of a 10 lb boy baby to Mrs. E. A. Cherry Wednesday night. -- The Adrian Journal, March 16,1906, Page 1 column 5, Birth
 

Knight-Thompson
I. A. Knight and Miss Ona Thompson were united in marriage at Waubleau, Mo., Wednesday, March 14,1906, and immediately came to Adrian where the groom is engaged in the furniture business.
The groom is well known to Adrian and has many friends. The bride will received a hearty welcome to the new home. -- The Adrian Journal, March 16,1906, Page 4 column 2, Marriage
 

Jones, David
David Jones died at his home four miles east of Adrian on Monday, February 26,1906, aged 75 years and 14 days.
David Jones was born in Kentucky and grew to manhood in his native state.  He was married in early manhood to Miss Sarah McCombs, who survives him, to this union three children were born, two of whom are living.  He had been a faithful member of the Baptist church for about 40 years and died in the faith.  He was a good man, loved and respected by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held at Altona, Wednesday conducted by Dr. Wright, and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery of that place. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2,1906, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Newman, infant
The ten months old child of Mr. Newman was buried in the Everett cemetery Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2,1906, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Murphy, Silas
Silas Murphy died at his home, five miles northeast of Adrian Friday night, February 23, 1906, after a lingering illness, aged 73 years and 14 days.
Uncle Silas had been in feeble health for a number of years and for some months past had failed rapidly.  He had resided in this township for many years and was a highly respected man.  In his death the community loses one of its best citizens.
One son, Thomas Murphy, survives him.  In this sad bereavement he had the deep sympathy of his friends.
The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2,1906, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Askew- McGill
Miss Viola Askew was married one evening last week to a Mr. McGill.  It is claimed they will make their home at Pleasant Valley on the Graham farm. -- The Adrian Journal, February 23,1906, Page 8 column 1, Marriage
 

Whitaker-Deardorff
Lydia Deardorff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Deardorff of this city, left her two weeks ago for New Orleans, where she met and married Charles Whitaker, of Baton Rouge, La. They were married by the minister of the first Baptist church of New Orleans at 12:30 Tuesday. They left immediately for Washington, D. C., spending two days there, going form there to New York City, where they embarked on a steamer for Panama, where the groom has a position in the Auditor’s office.
Lydia is a popular young lady of this place and her many friends wish her happiness and prosperity. -- The Adrian Journal, February 16,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Elliott, Alexander
Alexander Elliott, brother of Mesdames James Haler and Ewell Phillips of Archie, died in Texas a few days ago. -- The Adrian Journal, February 16, 1906, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Clark, E. L.
E. L. Clark died Thursday at his residence in east Archie and  was buried in the Austin cemetery Saturday.  Rev. Britain of Austin conducted the funeral. Mr. Clark was past 70 years of age and was a soldier in the Civil war. -- The Adrian Journal, February 16, 1906, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Miller, Mrs.
Mrs. Miller, an aged lady, died at the home of her son in law 3 miles northwest of Archie, and was buried in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 16, 1906, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Timmons, O. H. P.
O. H. P. Timmons, a prominent farmer, died at his home 5 miles northeast of Adrian on Saturday, May 19,1906, after a lingering illness, aged 53 years, 8 months and 9 days.
Mr. Timmons was born in Pickaway county, Ohio, September 10,1852, moved with his parents to Ill., four years later, from thence he moved to Poweshiek county, Iowa, in 1872, on January 19,1874 he was united in marriage with Catherine E. Rhodes, the family came to Bates county in 1903.  His wife, one daughter and three sons survive to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.
Mr. Timmons was an estimable gentleman, a good citizen and a obliging neighbor. Those who had formed an acquaintance with him during his short residence here admired him as a gentleman and fried.  In his death the community lost a good citizen.
Funeral services were held Sunday, conducted by Rev. Carter, and the remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 25, 1906, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Drew, William
William E. Drew died at his home, one mile north of Adrian on Thursday, May 10.1906, after an illness lasting several months, aged 42 years, 11 months and 22 days.
William E. Drew was born in Peoria, Ill., May 18,1863, and grew to manhood in his native state.  He came to Missouri in early manhood and located in St. Joseph, where he remained several yeas, later removing to Bancroft, Ks., and resided there until three years ago, when he located on his farm near Adrian.  He was united in marriage May 12, 1888, and is survived by his wife and a little daughter about two years old.
Mr. Drew was a good citizen and was respected by all who knew him.
He did not make acquaintances easily, but to know him was to admire him as a man and a citizen.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church, this city, Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. Weir. The Odd Fellows ceremony was performed at the church and at the cemetery, and all that was mortal of Brother Drew was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Claunch, Ruby
Ruby Alice, youngest child of W. E. Claunch, died at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. M. E. Newlon 3 ½ miles east of town, Saturday afternoon, April 21,1906, after a short illness of brain fever.
Little Ruby was born near Madison Kansas, April 21,1904, and lived with her parents until her mothers death about a year ago, when she was taken to live with her grandmother where she was loved and tenderly cared for until death claimed her.  Funeral services were held at Lena Valley and the remains laid to rest beside her mother. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18,1906, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Beswick, Tacy
Mrs. Ed Beswick died at her home in Lyons, Ks., Thursday, May 10,1906, after a lingering illness, age 31 yeas and 10 days.
Tacy Nichols was born in Shawnee township, Bates county, Mo., she was the daughter of Uncle Stephen Nichols and wife. She was reared in a good Christian home and possessed those sterling traits of character which come form such training. She was a Christian woman loved and respected by all who knew her, and her death will come as a great shock to her many friends her and especially so to her aged father and mother.
Henry Nichols, her brother, was at her bedside when the end came. Besides relatives here she leaves a husband and a five year old daughter to mourn the loss of a dear one.
Henry brought the little girl home with hi and in his home it will be tenderly cared for and properly raised. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18,1906, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Bladen-Garrison
Thomas Bladen and Miss Bessie Garrison, both of Altona, were united in marriage Thursday. -- The Adrian Journal, May 4,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Cox, Elizabeth
At 7:45 o’clock Sunday evening, April 29, 1906, Mrs. Elizabeth Catherine Cox died at her home in this city after a lingering illness, aged 55 yeas, 1 month and 27 days.
Elizabeth Catherine Young was born in Pulaski county, Ky., March 1, 1851, on June 13,1867, she was united in marriage with J. M. Cox, who died 6 years ago, to this union 4 children were born, 3 of whom are living, viz: Mrs. James Allen, of this city; Mrs. John Y. Pulliam of Hoxie, Ks., and Monroe Cox, of this city.  In early life Mrs. Cox was converted and united wit the Methodist Episcopal church and was at the time of her death a faithful and devoted member of the Adrian church.
Upon the death of her husband in 1900 Mrs. Cox was appointed postmaster at Adrian to fill the unexpired term of her deceased husband, at the end of the term she was reappointed for a term of 4 years, serving 5 years in that important position and retired a year ago with the respect and esteem of the patrons, regardless of political affiliations.  Mrs. Cox was a woman of strict integrity, pure personal character and a sweet and gentle Christian spirit. She harbored in her heart no hatred, but her life was one beautiful, sacrificing sameness.
Whether in her home, in the church or filling public office there was no pride, no arrogance, no self conceit. She was always the same unselfish lady, whose smile would dispel gloom and heart aches. In her death the community lost one of its best Christian women. Funeral services over the remains were held from the Methodist church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Weir, who was assisted by Rev. Gatley. Rev. Weir was called to preach the funeral sermon because they had for several yeas lived next door neighbors and intimate and lasting friendship exists between the families. The tribute he paid his deceased neighbor was indeed tender and touching and it did not color the record of her beautiful and stainless life. He spoke of her kindness as a neighbor, her loyalty as a mother, and her devotion to the cause of Christ.
Her friends showed their esteem in the beautiful floral tribute with covered the casket and platform I front of the pulpit. After the services at the church the body was borne to the Crescent Hill cemetery and buried beside those of her late husband. -- The Adrian Journal,, May 4,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Argenbright, baby girl
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a girl baby at the home of Ed Argenbright Sunday night. -- The Adrian Journal, May 4,1906, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Neiswender, Mrs. Wm.
Mrs. Wm. Neiswender died at the home of  her son in Wabaunsee county, Ks., last Sunday. The family resided in Adrian for several years and many friends here will be pained to learn of the death of this good woman. -- The Adrian Journal, May 4,1906, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

Sharp, Townsend
Death has made its appearance in our immediate neighborhood this week taking away Uncle Townsend Sharp, the aged gentleman who made his home with his adopted daughter, Mrs. George Gordon.  Uncle Sharp was born at Cardington, Ohio, 72 years ago. In his declining years he has been a great sufferer with heart trouble and paralysis.  He died Monday night and Mr. Gordon and wife left with the remains where they will be laid to rest by the side of his wife in Greenfield, Iowa, who preceded him 6 years ago. -- The Adrian Journal, May 4,1906, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Wilson, Elizabeth
Grandma Wilson died at the home of her son Jonas, four miles northwest of Adrian, Friday, April 20,1906, aged 82 years, 11 months and 1 day.
Elizabeth Vanmeter was born in Ross county, Ohio, May 19,1823; she was united in marriage with Moses Wilson in Marion county, Ohio, March 24,1842, to this union 11 children were born, 10 of whom are living; one, Mary A., died in 1862 at the age of 1 year and 8 months.  The husband died in 1872. Mrs. Wilson united with the Baptist church about 43 years ago, later in life she became a charter member of the Crescent Hill United Brethren church, in which faith she remained until death.
Grandma Wilson was a most excellent Christian lady and always displayed those noble traits of mind and heart which go to make a life of sunshine.  Her children have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their dear one.
Funeral services were held from the home Saturday afternoon conducted by Elder Showalter, and the body was buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 27,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Foster, baby girl
A girl baby made its advent into the home of W. A Foster last Sunday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, April 27,1906, Page 5 column 4, Birth
 

Ramey, Rebecca
Mrs., Elsworth Ramey died at her home near Garden City last Friday of pneumonia.  She was former Miss Rebecca Yoder and resided in Adrian some 10 years ago. -- The Adrian Journal, April 20,1906, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Thompson, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Thompson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. J. Fergus, Tuesday morning, April 17,1906, aged 83 years.
The Fergus family moved here some 2 months ago, having bought the George Waltz farm, 6 miles southeast of Adrian.
Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Thompson were held Tuesday and the body laid to rest in the Olivet cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 20,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Cauthron-Hartsall
Albert Cauthon and Miss Wyoma Hartsall were united in marriage Saturday evening, April 7,1906, Judge J. N. Bricker officiating. -- The Adrian Journal, April 13,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Boswell, John
John Boswell of Amsterdam, died a few days ago from the effect of injuries received by a fall.  He was a prominent business man and a first class gentleman. -- The Adrian Journal, April 13,1906, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Weaver, baby girl
A post card was received from F. E. Weaver this week which indicates that an 8 lb girl baby has come to their home at Nevada, Mo. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20,1906, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Lamon, Mrs. Thomas
Mrs. Tomas Lamon, a former Bates county woman, was burned to death at her home in Seattle, Wash., July 2nd.  While lighting a fire her clothes caught fire, she ran to her husband, who was in the back yard, but his efforts to save her were unavailing and she died a few hours form her injures.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Lamon were raised in Deer Creek township and will be remembered by the early settlers here.  -- The Adrian Journal, July 20,1906, Page 8 column 5, Death
 

Burns, Miles
Mrs. Sarah Jones, of this city, received a message Saturday announcing the death of her brother, Miles Burns, at his home near Lamar. Mr. Burns resided in Shawnee township, Bates county, for many years and was widely known here.
-- The Adrian Journal, July 20,1906, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Wilds-Gardner
E. F. Wilds, of near Adrian, and Mrs. Louise Gardner of Rich Hill, were united in marriage at the U. B parsonage, this city, Wednesday evening, July 18th. Rev. George Carter officiating. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20,1906, Page 8 column 3, Marriage
 

Shaffer, C. W.
C. W. Shaffer who used to life 5 miles west of town, died at the home of his brother in Pa., recently. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20,1906, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Wyatt, A. T.
A. T. Wyatt was born in Athens county, Ohio, April 4,1857; he came to Missouri in the early 80’s and located on a farm in Elkhart township, where he resided until 1894 when he moved to Adrian and engaged in the lumber, grain and stock business, he remained here until the spring of 1898, when he moved to Grainfield, Ks. Since that time he has been extensively engaged in stock raising and shipping and in farming. At the time of his death he owned several thousand acres of Kansas land, which included one of the best ranches n the west.
Mr. Wyatt was a hustler, he was on the move all the time and made business lively where he located.
In 1884 Mr. Wyatt was united in marriage with Emma Haas, a Bates county lady, who with 5 children, 2 daughters and 3 sons,, survive the husband and father. Besides these a brother, E. H. Wyatt and a sister, Mrs. Frank McCune, who reside near Adrian. We understand there are other brothers and sisters in Ohio.
Funeral services were held at Grainfield Monday afternoon. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20,1906, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Fuller-Timmons
Judge D. C. Fuller and Mrs. Mina Timmons were united in marriage at Butler Wednesday evening July 25th. -- The Adrian Journal, July 27,1906, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Ohler, Imogene
Bonita Imogene, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ohler, died at the home of the parents, this city, Friday July 20,1906, of cholera infant, aged 11 months and 2 days.
Little Imogene was the only child and the affections of the parents were centered in the charming baby. The loss to then was indeed a heavy blow and in their deep sorrow they have the deep sympathy of their wide circle of friends.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Gatley. The little casket was covered with flowers, among them being a beautiful wreath of carnations as a token of sympathy and esteem from the young men in Mr. Ohler’s Sunday school class.
After the funeral services the body was born to the Crescent Hill cemetery where it was tenderly laid to rest. -- The Adrian Journal, July 27,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Pulliam baby girl
A girl baby was born to Mrs. Richard Pulliam Saturday night.  -- The Adrian Journal, July 27,1906, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

Levy, Sam
Judge Sam Levy, for 30 years a prominent merchant in Butler, died at his home in that city Monday morning after a long illness of Brights Disease.
The body was taken to St. Louis for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, July 27,1906, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Rosier, George
George Rosier, an aged citizen of West Boone township, died at his home Saturday night, June 30, after a lingering illness.
Burial was in Sharon cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 6,1906, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Orstedt-Shook
Alfred Orstedt, of near Pleasant Hill, and Mrs. Anna Shook, of Adrian, celebrated the 4th by getting married.  The ceremony was performed in Harrisonville by Rev. A.H. Deane. -- The Adrian Journal, July 6,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Rucker, J. B.
J. B. Rucker, for several years postmaster at Merwin, died at his home in that town last Sunday morning.  He was taken ill Saturday night and only lived a few hours.
Mr. Rucker was a widely known and prominent citizen of this county, and his many friends will be pained to learn of his sudden departure for this life.
His daughter, Mrs. Robert Groves, resides in Adrian, and has the sympathy of her wide circle of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, June 1, 1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Bosley, baby boy
A bouncing baby boy was born to Mrs. Herschel Bosley this week. -- The Adrian Journal, June 8,1906,  Page 4 column 2, Birth
 

Walker, James
James Walker who made his home with James Cowley, near Elkhart, was kicked by a horse last Saturday morning an died Monday morning from the injuries sustained.
Walker was a single man probably about 40 years old.
Funeral Wednesday at Mt. Vernon church conducted by Rev. Little -- The Adrian Journal, June 15,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Brady-Marshall
Last evening at 8:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Marshall, occurred the marriage of their daughter, Miss Violet, to Mr. Joseph M. Brady, Dr. J. F. Shepherd officiating. The happy couple were attended by Mr. Frank Griffith and Miss Frances Marshall, sister of the bride, Miss Bertha Hasking playing the wedding march. About 20 invited guests were present, among whom were Mr. and Mfrs. Frank Ellis of Joplin, and Mrs. A. C. Griffith and daughters Ethel and pansy of Adrian, Mo.  The home was beautifully decorated and the bride was attired in white silk with all over lace. An elegant two course luncheon was served and the evening spent in listening to impromptu music. The presents were numerous and beautiful, attesting the esteem in which the young people are held by their many friends. Mrs. Brady is a lady of culture and refinement and Mrs. Brady, a carpenter by trade, is highly esteemed by all who know him. The young people began housekeeping at once in their pleasant home on South Roane street. Which they had already furnished.  Webb City Sentinel -- The Adrian Journal, June 15,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Smith, baby girl
An 8 lb girl baby was born to Mrs. A. J. Smith Tuesday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, June 22, 1906, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Neff-Burnhart
A pretty home wedding celebrated at high noon Wednesday, June 20th was that of Miss Nell Neff, daughter of J.H Neff near LaCygne, Ks., and George W. Burnhart, vice president and manager of the Cripple Creek Ward gold Mining co., Ward, Colo., Rev. Weir officiating.
The house was prettily decorated with roses, smilax and ferns. The ceremony took place under a wedding bell suspended from the ceiling above a group of beautiful house plants.
Just before the entrance of the bridal party, Mrs. G. H. Haggard and Miss Lucia Mathes sang, “The Sound of my Sweethearts name.”
The bride wore a pale gray batiste traveling dress and carried a shower bouquet of bride roses. Miss Lucia Mathers played the wedding march.  Only relatives and a few intimate friends were present  Mrs. And Mrs. Burnhart left for Denver, Colo., and will be at home after Sept. 15, at Ward, Colo.
Mr. and Mrs. Burnhart were both reared in Bates county and their many friends follow them with best wishes. -- The Adrian Journal, June 22, 1906, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
 

Large, baby girl
Born to Mrs. Joseph Large, Monday, a fine girl. -- The Adrian Journal, June 22, 1906, Page 8 column 2, Birth
 

Cable, George
Uncle George Cable, an aged gentleman, died at the residence of his son Charley in Drexel Friday. -- The Adrian Journal, June 22, 1906, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Arrick, Mrs. Will
Mrs. Will Arrick died at her home in Berryville, Ark., Monday morning, June 25,1906, after a lingering illness of consumption.  Mrs. Arrick was formerly Lizzie Wineland, daughter of the late Moses Wineland, who resided in Shawnee township, where the daughter grew to womanhood.
Mrs. Aarick leaves a husband, three children, mother and brother to mourn her loss.  The body was buried at Berryville. -- The Adrian Journal, June 29,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Verder, Jane
Mrs. Verder (colored) known as Aunt Jane, died Wednesday afternoon and was taken to Harrisonville for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, June 29,1906, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Barnett, daughter
The 10 year old daughter of Nelson Barnett died at the family residence, 1 ½ miles east of Mt. Olivet church, on Monday, Oct. 8th, or some throat trouble, presumably diphtheria. The body was buried in the Mt. Olivet cemetery. No funeral service was held. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Curry, John
John Curry died at his home in Kansas city, October 10th. The remains were brought to this city Thursday and laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Deceased was raised in this township, but left her 20 years ago. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12,1906, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Pearce-Arrick
Frank Pearce and Miss Chessie Arrick, both prominent young people of this city, were united in marriage at the United Brethren parsonage Wednesday night. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12,1906, Page 8 column 3, Marriage
 

Sartain, John
John C. Sartain died at his home in Butler, Saturday, September 29,1906, after a lingering illness of nearly 2 years.
John Sartain was born in Pike county, Ill., June 18,1871, and came with his parents to Bates county when a boy.  March 12,1890 he was united in marriage with Grace Pecher, at Pittsfield, Ill., to this union 4 children were born, all of whom with the mother survive.
To his mother, Mrs. S. M. Sartain, the son had expressed his willingness to die, and was prepared for the end.
Funeral services were held at Crescent Hill Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George Carter, after which the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, October 5, 1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Riley, John
John Riley, son of Jacob Riley of the Burdett neighborhood, was killed in the switch yards, in Kansas City last Thursday.
Young Riley had been working in the yards for a year or more.  Just how the fatal accident happened we have not learned. The body was brought to Adrian Saturday and buried in the Burdett cemetery.
Riley was an honest and industrious young man and his father and sisters have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in this bereavement. --  The Adrian Journal, September 29,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Goss-Ferguson
J.O. Goss and Miss Alice Ferguson of Adrian, were united in marriage at Butler Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, September 29,1906, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
 

Hodges, baby boy
Born to Walter Hodges and wife Thursday afternoon a baby boy. -- The Adrian Journal, September 29,1906, Page 8 column 2, Birth
 

Walters, Cynthia
Cynthia Mills was born in Park county, Ind., September 1839, and died at her home in Adrian, September 20,1906, aged 67 years.
In 1852 she came with her parents to Missouri, and in 1856 located in this county at Crescent Hill and spent the half century since that time in this vicinity, in 1869 she was united in marriage with Mr. Walters, who died many yeas ago, to this union 2 sons were born, viz: Hugh and Frank. Hugh died about 8 years ago and Frank is the only surviving member of the family.  He was always kind to his mother and provided for her wants.
Aunt Cynthia was a good woman and enjoyed the confidence of a wide circle of friends.  For many years she had been a consistent member of the United Brethren church. -- The Adrian Journal, September 29,1906, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Ewing, T. N.
T. N. Ewing was born in Logan county, Ky., Jan. 24, 1825, departed this life Sept. 5,1906.
He came to Missouri in 1867, moved to Kansas in 1878, resided there until about a year ago, when he came to make his home with his son.
Funeral was held from the Adrian Baptist church Sept. the 6th, conducted by Rev. Weir. Remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
He leaves 2 sons to mourn the loss of a kind father. -- The Adrian Journal, September 21,1906, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Cantrell-Dunn
G. E. Cantrell, cashier of the Adrian State Bank, and Miss Clora L., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dunn, of Grand River township, surprised their friends by going to Carthage September 11th and taking the marriage vows, Rev. Jeffries, of that city, officiated. While the marriage came as a surprise to their many friends, yet it was not the unexpected that happened, as they had been lovers for years.
The groom is a prominent and popular young business man. A Bates county boy by birth and raising. The bride is a most estimable young lady, popular in society and loved by all who know her.
The young people are numbered among the best in this community and a host of friends united in congratulations and best wishes for their continued happiness and success.
They expect in the near future to go to housekeeping in Adrian and will make this their future home. -- The Adrian Journal, September 21,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Weldon, baby boy
A new son is reported at the home of Mr. Weldon, proprietor of the Elkhart store. -- The Adrian Journal, August 31,1906, Page 8 column 4, Birth
 

Erwin, Wm.
William Erwin, a prominent citizen died at his home in West Boone township, Sunday, August 19,1906.
William Erwin was born in the township where he died Feb. 12, 1847, and with the exceptions of three years spent in the west when a boy, had spent his entire life in that township.
He was twice married, there are four children by the first marriage living.  He was united in marriage with his second wife, who was Anna Lee Todd, October 6,1885, there are 2 children living by this marriage, the wife also survives to mourn the loss of a kind husband.
Wm. Erwin was a good citizen and enjoyed the esteem of the people where he had spent his entire life.  This is sufficient proof of his character as a man and a citizen.
He was naturally a man of strong physical powers, but two weeks before his death he suffered a stroke of paralysis and never rallied.
Funeral services over the remains were held Monday, conducted by Taylor Nelson, and the body laid to rest in the Crescent Hill  cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 24,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Landis-Enos
Prof. Kenny Landis and Miss Birdie Enos were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, near Adrian, Thursday night, Elder George Lentz officiating.
The contraction parties are worthy young people and start out on their new relations with the best wishes of a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal,, August 24,1906, Page 5 column 1, Marriage
 

Ingles-Highley
Charles E. Ingles, of Girard, Ks., and Miss Mona Highley, of Adrian, were united in marriage at Butler, Wednesday, Rev. Laster officiating.
The groom is a railroad man and has a position in Nebraska. The bride was raised in Adrian and was a teacher in the Adrian schools. She is a worthy young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, August 24,1906, Page 5 column 5, Marriage
 

Hook, Olga
The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hook was darkened with the deepest sadness when, on Sunday morning at 9:30, their little daughter, Olga Lucile, died after a sickness of over 30 days. She was born July 4, 1904 in Pleasant Hill and was two years one month and one day old.  She was the flower of the home, a beautiful and promising child, one to whom everybody was drawn with love. She had been a member of the Cradle Roll of the M. E. church, her certificate being dated Sept. 2, 1904. It seemed once or twice during the sickness that the little life was to be spared, but finally under the pressure of a complication of troubles, when pneumonia set in, the vitality gave way and the doctor was compelled to announce the end to be near. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday afternoon, Aug. 6, and the body was laid to rest in the Baptist cemetery west of town.  Pleasant Hill Times. -- The Adrian Journal, August 24,1906, Supplement, Death
 

Black, Minnie
Minnie Haas was born in Ottawa, Ill., November 9,1856, came with her parents to Bates county, Mo., in 1868 and located on the old Haas farm 3 miles northwest of Adrian. November 12, 1874 she was united in marriage with W. P. Black, to this union 5 children were born, 2 daughters and 3 sons, 3 of whom are living, viz: Mrs. O. C. Johnson, Willis and Matt.  One daughter, Mrs. Ben McReynolds, died about 8 years ago, and George the eldest son, died less than 2 years ago.  In 1895 Mrs. Black united with the Fairview Presbyterian church and was a faithful and consecrated member until death claimed her. She was a devoted wife and mother, a kind and obliging neighbor and a consecrated Christian, and during a residence of nearly 40 years in one community she made only friends.  Her friends were numbered only by the circle of her acquaintance, for to know her was to respect and her love.
The husband and surviving children have the deep and tender sympathy of the entire community in this great bereavement. Only those who have passed through this great trial can full realized the sorrow which follows such a loss.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Fairview church, conducted by Rev. W. S. Weir. Some six hundred people were present to pay their respects to the memory of the dead and to assist and comfort the mourning relatives and friends.
The body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 17, 1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Lentz, Adam
On Saturday, August 4,1906, at 6:50 o’clock, a. m., at the home of his son, Aaron, this city, Adam Lentz fell peacefully into that last long sleep, aged 86 years, 11 months and 4 days.  He had not been sick, the physical machinery simply ran down and completed the volume of a pure and useful life. He kept the pages of the book free from the contamination things and died as peacefully and gently as the dew drop falls upon the blade of grass.
Adam Lentz was born in Pennsylvania, August 30, 1819; moved with his parents to Dayton, Ohio, in 1829, thence to Elkhart county, Ind., in 1842, where he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Neff in 1844.  In 1858 he moved to Montgomery county, Ill., where he was called on to lay to rest the companion of his young in 1879. He moved with his children to Bates county, Mo., in 1884, where he has since resided.
He was the father of 11 children, 4 are dead, 7 sons survive, they are Henry P., Aaron, Samuel and George of this city, Warren, of Kansas City, John A. of Lordsburg, Calif., and Charles of Leeton.
For several years Grandpa had been blind but he bore the affliction patiently. He was a good citizen and a sweet spirited  Christian gentleman. Those who knew him best loved him most. For 50 years he had been an active and efficient member of the German Baptist Brethren church and died in that faith.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the German Baptist Brethren church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Elder Isaac Crist, of Kansas City, who has known the family for 40 years and preached the sermon and told of the beautiful life with Grandpa Lentz had lived.
After the services at the church the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 10,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Sliffe, infant
The three months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sliffe died at the home of the parents, in Belton, on Tuesday. The body was brought to Adrian Wednesday and buried in the Nichols cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 10,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Six, Jesse
Jesse D. Six died at his home in Adrian, Friday night, August 3, 1906, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis; aged 33 years and 11 moths.
Deceased was born in Newton co., Ark., September 3,1872, his parents moved to Bates county, Mo., when Jesse was a small by and he grew to manhood in this county. He was united in marriage with Alice A. Hunt, January 1, 1896, his wife died Sept. 30, 1899, leave one son, Claude Alvin, aged 1 year.
Few men endured more of affliction that Jesse Six. Shortly after his wife died he was stricken with disease and lingered for months and in fact never regained his vigor. He was always an obliging and courteous gentleman, industrious and honest.  A son, mother, brother and sister are left to mourn his death and in their great affliction they have the deep sympathy of a wide circle of friends.
Funeral services were held from the home Sunday morning, conduced by Rev. George Carter and the body buried in the Burdett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 10,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Wolcott,John
On Thanksgiving morn little John Wolcott departed this life, having been ill nine months.  Had he lived until February 1st he would have been 12 years old. It seems sad that one so young should be taken, but when one knows how his frail little form was racked with pain and misery and knew of his willingness to leave this care, we can but say thro faith, “Thy will be done.”
Everything that earthly parents could do to alleviate his suffering was done by the loving father and mother. Everything that the skill of physicians could do was done for Johnnie, but all to no avail, it was decreed that the young life should be taken.
He was tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. He leaves a father, mother, four sisters and one lonely brother to mourn their loss. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28,1906, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Banks-Harris
At the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Harris of this city, Wednesday evening, December 27,1906, Miss Bessie Harris was united in marriage with Prof. Clarence H. Banks, of Whiting, Ks.
Promptly at 6:00 o’clock at the bridal party marched to the wedding bower to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march played by Miss Flossie Grimm. Rev. Frank E. Brook, pastor of the First U. B. Church, of Kansas City, in a very beautiful and impressive ceremony pronounced them husband and wife.
In the march to the altar the bridal party was preceded by the Misses pearl Erhart and Mildred Mason, ribbon bearers, followed by master Halbert Hoover, bearing the wedding ring in a large lily.
The bride was beautifully gowned in white silk Jacquard Eoloenne and carried a bouquet of ferns and white roses.
The groom wore the conventional black.
After formal congratulations the bride and groom led the way to the dining room, where Mrs. Harris had prepared an excellent and sumptuous two course dinner, Mrs. Will Hoover baked the cakes.
Ethel Claunch and Deane Harris received the guests at the door, Elizabeth Holcomb, of Pleasant Hill, and George Dowell directed the guests to the cloak room.
Owing to the prominence of the contracting parties this was one of the most brilliant social events of the season.
The bride is one of Adrian’s most popular young ladies. Prominent in church work and social circles, and admired by all who know her.
The groom is a graduate of Lane University, and is now principal of the Whiting, Ks., school and is popular in educational circles.
A large number of handsome presents were given the happy couple by admiring friends.
After January 15th they will be at home to friends. Whiting, Ks. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Lacey-Marshall
George Lacey and Myrtle Marshall, prominent yon people of East Boone township, were united in marriage Tuesday by Rev. Weir at his home in this city. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28,1906, Page 2 column 2, Marriage

 

Barnard-Gray
Rev. Weir drove over to Everett Tuesday and said the ceremony which made Earl Barnard and Miss Dora Gray man and wife. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28,1906, Page 2 column 2, Marriage
 

Jones-Shrout
Thornton Jones of Lee’s Summit, and Laura Shrout were married at the home of her parents here Monday night. The Rev. Lucas, and was very appropriate and impressive.  Mrs. Jones is not known to us, or our people, but looks like an hones, industrious young man, who will take good care of a home.  Miss Shrout is well known to our town people regard her as a worthy lady who will be a faithful wife, and try her best to deserve and retain the loved and good will of the man who took those vows with her.  We understand they will live at Lee’s Summit, where he has steady and profitable employment. Garden City Views -- The Adrian Journal, December 28,1906, Page 2 column 4, Marriage
 

Allen, J. M.
J. M. Allen, an old and respectable citizen, died at his home 5 miles northeast of Adrian, this morning. -- The Adrian Journal,December 28,1906, Page 2 column 4, Death
 

Carnes, N. A.
Mrs. Fri received the sad news of the death of her nephew, N. A. Carnes, killed at Gretna, Logan co., Ohio, last Tuesday.  Mr. Carnes was an employee of the Big Four railway, and a young man about 20 years old. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28,1906, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Lacy-Kelley
Ed Lacy and Gladys Kelley were united in marriage at Butler last Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28,1906, Page 4 column 2, Marriage
 

Workman, baby boy
A new boy is reported at the home of C. Workman on Duffey creek. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28,1906, Page 4 column 2, Birth
 

Troxel, George
George Troxel, who has been sick with consumption for two months, died Monday the 24th and was buried in the Everett cemetery Tuesday. Rev. Bull conducted the funeral services after which the remains were laid to rest by W. E. Leonard. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28,1906, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Foster, Mrs.
Word was received here Saturday announcing the death of Mrs. W. A. Foster at Olathe, Ks.
The family resided in Adrian several years, Mr. Foster being engaged in the blacksmith business and later in keeping a restaurant. They moved to Olathe last June. A husband and two children are left and in this great affliction they have the sympathy of the many Adrian fiends. -- The Adrian Journal,, November 30,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Johns, Amelia
Mrs. Amelia Johns died at the home of Thomas Raybourn, near Elkhart, Nov. 26,1906.
Mrs. Johns was an aged lady and had resided in that vicinity for many years.  The body was laid to rest in the Butler cemetery Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, November 30,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Thomas, Burgess
Burgess Thomas an aged man died in Austin and was buried in the Austin cemetery Saturday. Mr. Thomas was a soldier in the Mexican war, also the Civil war. -- The Adrian Journal, November 30,1906, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

McCraw, Elizabeth & child
A deep gloom was cast over this community Monday evening when it was announced that Mrs. Ernest McCraw was dead the result of child birth.
Elizabeth Steltzlen was born in 1885, came with her parents to this county about four years ago and located on their farm near Crescent Hill. December 25,1905 she was united in marriage with Ernest McCraw and died as above stated.
Mrs. McCraw was an amiable Christian lady, loved by all who knew her, and her sudden taking away was a great shock to her husband and parents, who have the deep sympathy of their wide circle of friends in this bereavement.
Funeral services were held at Crescent Hill Tuesday conducted by the pastor. The little babe was buried in the casket with its mother. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Allen, Wm.
Quite a number of our people attended the funeral of Wm. Allen at Mt. Vernon last Sunday preached by Rev. Lewis and laid to rest in the Scott cemetery by funeral director Knight.  Mrs. Allen was a young man about forty years old and a good citizen. A wife, five small children, one brother an two sisters survive the deceased. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23,1906, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Tabler-Whitney
J. B. Tabler, a prominent young farmer of Grand River township, and Miss Alice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mills Whitney of East Boone township, were united in marriage Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, November 16,1906, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Hogan, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Hogan died at the home of her son, Jefferson Hogan in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 10,1906, and was buried in Crescent Hill cemetery Nov. 13th.  The funeral services were held at the Christian church in Adrian, of which church she was a respected member for a long time. Mrs. Elizabeth Hogan, nee Dishman, was born near Lexington, Ky., in the year 1826.  She was married to J.M. Hogan in the same state in 1850, came to Missouri in 1867 and to bates county in 1876, where she has since resided. She is the mother of 10 children, six of whom are now living. -- The Adrian Journal, November 16,1906, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Johnson-Bice
J. I. Johnson of Raymond, and Miss Elsie Bice, of Adrian, Mo., were united in marriage at the First Baptist church in Seattle on Oct. 15. Mr. Johnson has been successfully engaged in the contracting and building business in this city during the past 2 years, and has a host of friends in this section of the county. Miss Bice has charge of one of the grades in the Raymond schools last year and made many friends during the few months spent here. The bride and groom arrived at South Bend Wednesday evening, after spending a few days in the Sound cities.  The people of this city will be pleased to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Johnson ill make their home in Raymond.  Raymond Wash. Herald. -- The Adrian Journal, November 9,1906, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Wyatt, baby boy
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a boy bay to Mrs. A. H. Wyatt last Thursday night. -- The Adrian Journal, November 9,1906, Page 5 column 3,, Birth
 

Foughty, Alf
Alf Foughty, who was killed in a runaway was buried at Mt. Vernon on election day. -- The Adrian Journal, November 9,1906, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Stevenson-Burris
Arthur Stevenson, a young farmer of this township, and Miss Viola Burris, of East Boone township, were united in marriage Tuesday, Elder Aaron Showalter performing the ceremony. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2,1906, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Drennon, Mrs.
Mrs. Drennon, mother of Mesdames Andes and VanDerVeer, died at her home in Glenarm, Ill., Thursday, October 25,1906.  -- The Adrian Journal, November 2,1906, Page 5 column 5, Death
 

Whitney, baby boy
Dr. Tuttle reports the birth of a boy baby to Mrs. Mills Whitney last week. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2,1906, Page 5 column 5, Birth
 

Knox, Wm.
The remains of Wm. Knox, who died in Colorado Oct. 23rd, were brought to Archie Saturday and buried in the Reed cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2,1906, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

George, J.J.
Mr. George, the blacksmith of Archie, received a telegram announcing the death of his brother J.J. George in South Iowa. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2,1906, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Walley-Rosier
Rev. Weir drove over to Cass county Wednesday and united in marriage Clyde Walley of Amsterdam and Miss Edna Rosier of Everett. -- The Adrian Journal, October 26,1906, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Fair, Nellie
Died, at her home in Adrian, on Saturday, Oct. 20 1906, Mrs. Nellie Fair, beloved wife of Wm. Fair.
Nellie Cunningham was born in Boston, Mass., in 1878; was married to Wm. Fair in Kansas city five years ago. She was 28 years old; came to Adrian with her husband about a year ago. A stranger to nearly every one, but by her quiet unassuming manner and kind was she had won many friends.
During the 7 long months of painful, weary suffering she never muttered a complaint, and her only dread of death was in leaving her devoted husband, who waited on her so faithfully, patiently and tenderly during her long illness.
The funeral service over the remains was conducted by Rev. S. W. Weir at the Baptist church Sunday at 2 o’clock. The Sunday school class, of which the deceased was a member were pall bearers.
A large concourse of people followed the remains to the Crescent Hill cemetery, where H. T. Carr, undertaker, laid to rest the mortal remains of sweet Nellie Fair. -- The Adrian Journal, October 26,1906, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

McCombs, Sylvan
Sylvan, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McCombs, died at the family residence near Altona, Sunday morning, October 21,1906, after an illness of 8 weeks of typhoid fever, aged 18 years, 9 months and 27 days.
During his long illness he had received the tenderest care that fond parents and kind neighbors could give, every known remedy had been used to bring him back to vigorous health, but the disease proved stronger than his constitution and he crossed to that invisible bourne.
Death at all times and under all circumstances is sad, but when those who are in the bud of youth, with the possibilities of an active and useful life before them, pass away it is doubly sad. To the fond parents the loss is indescribably great. Their hopes were centered in the only son and the breaking of life’s tender cord shatters their anticipations for the future. It is a sad hour,  lonely day, a dark future when one of the family crossed the river of death.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the Altona Baptist church Monday at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J.A. Smith, of Dayton. -- The Adrian Journal, October 26,1906, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Jones, baby girl
A girl baby was born to Mrs. Alva Jones last Saturday. -- The Adrian Journal, October 26,1906, Page 5 column 5, Birth


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