Bates County News



 

The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri

Jan. 7, 1909 - Dec. 15, 1909

(Newspaper is badly torn)
 

Ashcraft, Walter
Walter Ashcraft died at his home in this city Wednesday, January 27, 1909 of consumption. He has been sick for many months and his death was expected.  Funeral will be held today, burial in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  He leaves a wife and several small children to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. -- The Adrian Journal, January 1909, Page 8 column 6, Death
 

Baie-Cummins
Frank Baie and Miss Edna Cummins were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Alex Cummins of this city Sunday evening, January 24, 1909, Rev. Weir officiating.
After the usual congratulation the contracting parties and guests were served with an excellent supper.
The groom is an industrious and prosperous young farmer, popular with all who know him.
The bride is a handsome and popular young lady and will do her part to make life’s journey a pleasant one.
On Monday a reception was given at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Baie in honor of the marriage.  It was in every way a pleasant social event. About one hundred persons assembled to enjoy their respects to the newly wedded couple.  A dinner was served and it was a feast royal.  The table was simply loaded with the best the country affords and it was prepared in a way to make it attractive.  The host and hostess certainly proved themselves to be entertainers of the first magnitude. Those present will  never forget the cordial reception given them and will never cease to cherish it as a pleasant memory. -- The Adrian Journal, February 4, 1909, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Hammondtree, baby
Bert Hammontree’s baby died last Thursday from the effect of a piece of meat lodged in its wind pipe.  The attending physician performed an operation to remove the obstruction but the little one was not strong enough to survive the shock.  The young parents have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, February 4, 1909, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Chambers, baby boy
A boy baby came into the home of Hern Chambers Wednesday morning to remain as a permanent boarder. -- The Adrian Journal, February 4, 1909, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

Mead, Andrew
Andrew Mead, brother of Mrs.  Bart McRoberts died at his home near Rockville the latter part of January.  He had been ill for a long time and went to Oregon in the hop of regaining his health but this gave him no relief.   Oregon friends contributed liberally to the family.  Mrs. McRoberts attended the funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, February 11, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Johnson-Young
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Forbes, of this city, Sunday Feb. 14, Mr. Frank H. Johnson of Great Bend, Kan., and Mrs.  Martha Young of Merwin, Mo., were united in marriage.  Rev.  G. A. Glens officiating.  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will make their home in Great Bend.
The bride, who will be remembered as Miss Martha Shay, is a niece of Mrs. Forbes. -- The Adrian Journal, February 18, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Merdith-Groves
J. A. Meredith of Chanute, Kansas, and Miss Ruby A. Groves were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Groves, this city Sunday, February 14th at 11 o’clock, Elder J..W. Rodgers officiating.  Only the immediate friends of the family were present to witness the ceremony.
The groom is a prominent young business man of Chanute, and is said to be a highly respectable young gentleman.  The bride was raised in and near Adrian and is a handsome and accomplished young lady,, popular in the social circles of the city. The happy couple left on the afternoon train for Kansas City, where they will remain a few days, from there they will go to Chanute, where they will make their home. -- The Adrian Journal, February 18, 1909, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Conse, baby boy
A boy baby was born into the home of Norman Conse Sunday.  All parties doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, February 18, 1909, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

Johnson-Hill
Harlan Johnson and Miss Oissie Hill, prominent young people of the Fairview neighborhood were united in marriage in Butler last Thursday; they returned home Sunday afternoon.
The groom is a progressive and prosperous young farmer and a gentleman of good habits.
The bride is a handsome young lady popular with a wide circle of friends.
They will reside on the Johnson farm near the Fairview church. -- The Adrian Journal, February 25, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Timmons-Thatcher
On the evening of February 24, 1909, about twenty five persons assembled at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Thatcher three miles northeast of Adrian to witness the marriage of  Miss Bertha Thatcher and Mr. Mark Timmons.
The beautiful ceremony which united the happy couple was performed by the bride’s cousin Rev. S. I. Myers of Liberty, after the usual congratulations the bridal party led the way to the dining room where choice refreshments were served.
The bride is one oft the most popular young ladies in this community and has a wide circle of friends.  The groom is an energetic and prosperous young farmer, a man of strict integrity. A large number of valuable and useful presents were given the newly wedded couple.  Those present from a distance were, Uriah Myer and wife, P.  W. Knapheid and wife of Buckner, Rev. Stephen Meyers of Liberty. -- The Adrian Journal, March 4, 1909, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Burgess, baby
Mr. Burgess’ little baby was buried in Crescent Hill cemetery Saturday; Rev. Snow conducted the funeral services. -- The Adrian Journal, February 25, 1909, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Burris-Fansler
Marion Burris and Miss Kate Fansler were united in marriage Monday at the residence of the groom’s mother East Boone township, Esquire L. Q. Robard’s officiating.  The contracting parties are well and favorably known in this community. -- The Adrian Journal, March 4, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Hiser, Michael Warren
Michael Warren Hiser was born in Cass county, Missouri, July 18, 1856 died at Olathe, Kansas, February 15, 1909; aged 52 years 7 months and 7 days.
Mr. Hiser resided in Cass, Henry and Johnson counties until he attained his majority when he came to Bates where he resided practically all of the time until he moved to Kansas about fourteen years ago, from there he moved to Paola, from Paola to Olathe where he died. He was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Harris February 2, 1878, Dr. Bricker of this city performed the ceremony, to this union three daughters were born all whom with the wife, mother and two grandchildren survive to mourn the loss of a kind father and husband.
Some years ago he united with the Christian church at Paola, Kansas and remained a faithful and consistent member of same until death called him home.
Mr. Hiser was a man who lived a pure life and was held in esteem by all who knew him; he was a devoted husband and father, a kind and helpful neighbor and a loyal friends; he possessed a sunny disposition and believed in a square deal to all; such men always have friends and are missed when they are gone.
The body was brought to Adrian Friday and the funeral services were held from the Christian church  Saturday morning, conducted by his pastor Elder Clements of Olathe, Kansas, the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  Elder Showalter officiated at the grave.  Besides his immediate family he leaves three sisters and five half brothers to mourn their loss.  Robert and Mrs. A. E. Askew are the only members of the family who live her.  A brother from Clinton, Henry county attended the funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, March 4, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Perry, Statia
Miss Statia Perry died at her home ten miles northwest of Adrian, February 28, 1909, aged 77 years and 21 days.  She was born in Johnson county, this state and settled on the farm where she died in 1855.  For a number of years she had been a faithful member of the Everett Baptist church and died in the faith.
The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery, Elder Showalter conducting the service.
She leaves two sisters and a brother to mourn their loss, four sisters and five brothers preceded her in the other world.
-- The Adrian Journal, March 4, 1909, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Claunch, Maude
Mary Maude Claunch was born March 10, 1891, departed this life February 25, 1909, after an illness of consumption.
Maude was a very sweet girl, those who knew her knew naught but to lover; she was ever loving and tender, a dutiful daughter, a kind and loving sister.  Maude was a patient sufferer and ever rested on the hope of meeting her mother and Jesus at the beautiful gate; she leaves a kind father, a dear sister and three loving brothers besides other relatives and many friends to mourn her departure.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Glenn at the M.  E. church after which the remains of the lovely flower which blossomed only to show its earthly a short time was tenderly laid to rest in the Mt. Olivet cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 4, 1909, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Cordell, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Cordell died at her home, west of Austin Saturday evening, Feb. 27th. -- Adrian Journal, March 4, 1909, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Hall-Bullock
Charles Hall of Archie and Miss Georgie, daughter of Sheriff Bullock were united in marriage at the sheriff’s residence in Butler, Sunday evening, March 7th. Rev. Vivion officiating; Mrs. Arthur Walters of Adrian, played the wedding march.
The groom is a prosperous and industrious young farmer of Cass county.
The bride is an accomplished young lady and for the past three years has taught school in Archie.
The  contracting parties have many friends here who wish them continued happiness and prosperity. -- The Adrian Journal, March 11, 1909, Page 4 column 1, Marriage
 

Halfert, S. P.
S.P. Halfert an aged citizen of the Vinton neighborhood died at his home Saturday, March 6th, Mr. Halfert had resided in this county for many years and was a highly respected and honorable citizen. Funeral was held from the Mt. Vernon church Sunday and the body buried in the cemetery in that place. -- The Adrian Journal, March 11, 1909, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Oiler, Jerry
Jerry Oiler died at his home,      Washington, February 5, 1909; aged 82 years  4 months and 12 days.
Deceased settled on a farm   miles  northwest of Adrian…forty years ago residing there until he went to Washington some four years ago, he was widely known here.
One daughter Mrs. Ben Coates resides in Elkhart township…of the family are in the west. --The Adrian Journal, March 11, 1909, Page 8 column 6, Death
 

Taylor-Swartz
George Taylor, of Elkhart township and Susie Swartz of Adrian, were united in marriage at Butler, Monday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 18, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Drysdale, James
James Drysdale died at his home 3 miles south of Adrian last Friday morning after an lingering illness from complications of diseases; aged 66 years.
Mr. Drysdale had for many years been a prominent and highly respected citizen of this county.  In 1890 he was elected county clerk of Bates county and served four years.  He was a faithful and popular officer.  He was a member of the Butler Presbyterian church. Funeral was held in Butler Saturday and the body buried in the cemetery at that place. --
The Adrian Journal, March 18, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

LaFrance, Mary
Mary LaFrance, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles LaFrance, died at the home of her parents Monday morning, April 26, 1909, after a lingering illness; aged  ?year, 2 months and 7 days.
Little Mary had been a constant sufferer for several months, every thing that could be done was done to restore the little one to health but human efforts were of no avail. The parents have the sympathy of the community in their grief incident to the death of their loved one.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the home Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Chatten, after which the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 29, 1909, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Young, Prudence
Mrs. A. M. Young died at the family residence this city, Thursday night, April ?, 1909, aged 70 years, 5 months and ? days.
Prudence Ethalinda Morrison was born near Stateville, Iredell county North Carolina, October 30, 1838; moved with her parents to Morgan county, Illinois in 1853. She was converted at the age of 15, and from that time to the day of her death lived a devoted and consecrated Christian life. All those with whom she came in contact felt the influence of her noble Christian character.
She was united in marriage with A. M. Young, January 18, 1866, to this union two children were born, a son and daughter, the son died in infancy, the daughter, Mrs. Effie Cummings, survives and was constantly with her mother during her last illness.  In 883 the Young family came to Bates county Mo., where they have since resided.  For twenty six years the life of this good woman has been a factor for good in this community.  She was respected by all who knew her.  In her family she was tender and loving; as a neighbor she was every ready to lend a helping hand in the time of need. Her  life was a benediction to the community. She was the last of a family of eight children.  A loving husband, daughter, grandson an f foster son, H. E. Jordan, of St. Joe, are left to mourn the loss of a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She had been a suffer for several months but bore her sufferings with patience and Christian fortitude, never murmuring, and had a pleasant smile and a kind word for everyone.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the U. B. church Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev.  D. C. Warren.  A large congregation was present to ay a tribute of respect to the memory of the dead.  The floral offering was elaborate and most beautiful.  The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The family have the deep sympathy of many friends in this their hour of sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, April 22, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Fortner, baby boy
A boy baby came to stay with Wm. Fortner the 15th. -- The Adrian Journal, April 22, 1909, Page 4 column 1, Birth
 

Davidson, baby boy
Dr. Bates reports the arrival of a ten pound son at the home of  Harlie E. Davidson on the 21st. -- The Adrian Journal, April 22,1909, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

Ibbotson, Mrs. Albert
Mrs. Albert Ibbotson died at the family home, three miles south of Adrian, after a brief illness of pneumonia  fever; aged 28 years. Mrs. Ibbotson’s maiden name was Ballard and she was raised in Iowa.  The family moved to  this county six years ago and settled on a farm six miles north………
Had advertised the sale of personal -property, the date of the sale falling on the date of her death.  Mrs. Ibbotson was a good woman and was held in high esteem by her neighbors. A husband two small sons left to mourn the loss of a kind wife and an affectionate mother.  It is a great loss when mother is taken away from the little ones, they so much need her tender care and sympathy.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the family home Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. Weir, a large number of neighbors were present to pay their respects to the departed one and to comfort and assist the mourning ones. The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 15, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Wyatt-Steele
George B. Wyatt, manager of the Framer’s Elevator, of this city, went to Kansas City Wednesday where he was united in marriage with Miss Lulu Steele, an accomplished and popular young lady of Warrensburg.  Rev. G. W. Mathis officiated.  Geo. has had matrimonial symptoms for sometime but has endeavored to keep them carefully concealed and few if any knew of his marriage.
George Wyatt is one of the vary best young men in Bates county, he is a man of excellent moral character and strict business integrity.  He has lived in this community nearly all of his life and has a clean record. The bride is said to be a worthy young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, April 15,1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Ohler, Jeremiah
Mr. Jeremiah Ohler died at his home near Ione, Oregon, February 5,1909, aged 82 years, 4 months and 18 days.  He leaves a wife and four children, 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren to mourn his loss.  To this union was born nine children of which five sons are dead, the remaining children are Margaret Hamman, of Meredosia, Illinois; Emma C. Allyn , of Ione, Oregon; Riley Ohler, of Stanley, Alberta Can.; Ella Coates, of Adrian, Mo.  J. J. Ohler was born in Maryland, Sept. 17, 1826 and moved to G Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with his parents when he was 17 years old.  Then he married to Sarah Blocher, November 22, 1849. From there he moved to Naples, Scott county, Illinois in 1856.  From there he moved to Bates county, Missouri in 1865, where he resided until 1903, when he came to Ione, Oregon, where he spent the remainder of his days.  He was called away, by a lingering attack of dropsy.  He was a member of the United Brethren church for many years.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Jones at the Congregational church in Ione and the remains were laid to rest in the Ione cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 15, 1909, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Simpson, Mrs. James
Mrs. James Simpson died at the family home, 4 miles northeast of Adrian, Saturday morning, April 3, 1909; after a lingering illness of that dread disease, consumption.  Mrs. Simpson was a good woman, kind neighbor, an affectionate wife and mother.  Her death will be mourned by a wide circle of friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday and the body tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Later
Myrtle R. Fansler was born near Crescent Hill, January 8, 1878, died April 3, 1909; aged 31 years 2 months and 25 days.  She was united in marriage with James Simpson, October 2, 1900, to this union two children were born; she also leaves three children by a former marriage. She united with the Brethren church last August and was a consistent member to the last.  She is survived by a father, three brothers, two sisters, a husband and five children. -- The Adrian Journal, April 8, 1909, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Musgrove, Grandma
Grandma Musgrove died at her home, northeast of this city, Monday morning after a lingering illness of cancer. Funeral services were held Tuesday and the body buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 8, 1909, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Prine, infant son
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Prine died at the home of the parents, this city, Monday night.  The body was buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery Tuesday.  The parents have the sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement.
-- The Adrian Journal, April 8, 1909, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Roath, Grandma
Grandma Roath died at the home of Mrs. Annie Axleson Tuesday, April 6, 1909; aged 81 years.  She and Blanche Axleson had been living together for sometime. Tuesday morning Blanche walked down to Burdett and remained for some time, when she returned she found
Grandma sitting in her chair dead. Funeral services were held
Wednesday conducted by Rev. Weir, of the city, and the body buried in the Burdett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 8, 1909, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Allen, baby boy
F. R. Allen reports the birth of a boy baby into his home this week.  All parties doing well, including dad. -- The Adrian Journal, April 8, 1909, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Sigler, child
The 20 month old child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sigler died at the family home of the parents, 7 miles northeast of Adrian, last Friday. Funeral services were held Saturday. The family have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement.
The parents request us to express their thanks to the neighbors who so kindly aided them in the trying ordeal incident to the death of their little babe. -- The Adrian Journal, April 1, 1909, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Martz-Banke
Charles Martz and Miss Lynna  Banke, prominent young people of Shawnee township, were united in marriage at Butler Wednesday.  The Journal unites with their many friends in extending congratulations and best wishes for their continued happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, April 1, 1909, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Prine, baby boy
A bouncing boy baby was born to the home of Wm. Prine Wednesday morning. All parties doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, April 1, 1909, page 4 column 6, Birth
 

Richardson, baby girl
Dr. Robinson reports an 11 pound girl at the Richardson home. -- The Adrian Journal, April 1, 1909, Page 8 column 3, Birth
 

Ripley, Gay
George Ripley received a telegram Monday containing the sad news of the death of his son Gay Ripley, who was drowned in Dunklin county.  The remains had not reached here Tuesday.
Gay Ripley, whose parents live near Archie, was drowned in Southeast Missouri the early part of the week.  The body was brought to Archie Tuesday and buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 13, 1909, page 8 column 1, Death
 

Haven, P. S.
P.S. Haven died at his home in Kansas City, Saturday, May 8, 1909, of apoplexy; aged 74 years.
For a number of years he was proprietor of the  hotel in this city and was widely known here.  Several years ago the family moved to Kansas City.  He leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss. They have the sympathy of many friends her e in this bereavement.
Funeral services over the remains were held at Urich, Sunday and the body buried in the cemetery at that place. -- The Adrian Journal, May 13, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Shurr-Brown
The editor made a good guess on Wm. Shurr’s intentions last week and had nothing to take back.  He was united in marriage with Miss Frankie Brown, of Parkville, last Thursday, the ceremony was performed in Kansas City.  The happy couple came to Adrian on the evening train and went to housekeeping in the home which the groom had neatly furnished. -- The Adrian Journal, May 13, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Davidson-McCoy
Perry Davidson and Miss Clara McCoy drove to Butler Sunday and were united in marriage.  They have lived in Adrian and vicinity all of their lives and are worthy and popular young people. -- The Adrian Journal, May 13, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Akers, Lon
Lon Akers died at his home near Russell, Kansas, April 27, 1909, of pneumonia fever, after a brief illness.  He was a citizen of Adrian for a number of years, but left here about 10 years ago, during which time he has resided in Kansas.  A wife and two sons are left to mourn his loss. -- The Adrian Journal, May 13, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Landis, baby
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Landis died at the home of its parents, this city, Sunday morning.  A brief religious service was held from the home Sunday afternoon and the body buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The young parents have the deep sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, May 20, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Haven, Peter
We read the notice of Peter Haven’s death.  We have known Mr. Haven since 1869, when he moved from Ohio to Mo. -- The Adrian Journal, May 20, 1909, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Fenderson, Pearl
Little Pearl the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Fenderson, was born Feb. 8, 1909 and her little spirit passed away May 16, 1909.  The fair lily which God permitted to show forth it beauty on earth only a short time was laid to rest at Columbia, Tex., the 17.  The young parents recently moved from near Adrian to Brazoria, Texas.  They have the sympathy of a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, May 27,1909, page 1 column 3, Death
 

Smith, Dr. Norman P.
A telegram was received here last Friday night announcing the death of Dr. Norman Smith at his home in Paris, Illinois.  No particulars were given.  His brothers I. C. and A. J. went to attend the funeral. Death came to him while he was asleep and entirely unexpected.  Dr. smith was prominent in his profession, in the church and as a citizen.  Besides the two brothers above named his sister, Mrs. Mary Walter, resides here. -- The Adrian Journal, May 6,1909, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Price, Rebecca
Mrs. Charles Price died at the family home, three miles northeast of Adrian Wednesday, May 5,1909, aged 73 years and 15 days.
Rebecca Blocher was born at Gettysburg, Pa., April 15, 1836.  Her first marriage was to Mr. Arndt, who died many years ago. To this union three children were born, they are Wm. And Clint Arndt and Mrs. I. W. Prine, all residing near Adrian.  In October 1876 she was united in marriage with Charles Price, two sons were born to this union, viz: Charles and Frank, both of whom with the aged husband and father survive.  Mrs. Price was a good woman, a loving wife and mother an d kind neighbor. 
Funeral services were held from the Crescent Hill church Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Elder George Lentrz, and the body buried in the cemetery at that place. -- The Adrian Journal, May 6,1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Maddox-Addleman
G. E. Maddox and Miss Carrie Addleman were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s parents, two miles southwest of Adrian, Wednesday, May 5, 1909; Rev. W. S. Weir performing the ceremony. -- The Adrian Journal, May 6,1909, Supplement column 1, Marriage
 

Holloway, Lilloid
Lilloid Holloway was buried Tuesday, he lived two miles southwest of Lone Tree. -- The Adrian Journal, May 6,1909, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Knapp, girl
Miss Knapp died at the family home, seven miles southwest of Adrian this morning  She was a member of the family that suffered from some form of poison about three months ago.  It is supposed that her death was the result of the poison taken into her system at that time.  The Journal joins in extending sympathy to the stricken family. -- The Adrian Journal, June 3, 1909, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Knapp, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Knapp was born in Hamilton county, Iowa, December 28, 1893 died at her home near Adrian, Mo., June 3, 1909.  She leaves father, mother five brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss, two brothers having passed on before.  Funeral services were conducted from the home, after which the remains were taken back to Iowa to rest until God  shall call the sleepers from their lonely resting place.  The family express their thanks for  the kindness and sympathy in this great affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, June 10, 1909, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Fister, baby girl
Born, May 28th, to Mr. and Mrs. Homer Fister, Kansas City, Kansas, a fine girl baby, mother and  babe doing well, but Home is said to be in a critical condition.  Mrs. Fister was formerly Eva Jones for a number of years a member of the Journal force. -- The Adrian Journal, June 3, 1909, Page 4 column 4, Birth
 

Gipson, Harvey
Harvey Gipson was born in Kentucky, February 27, 1827, died in Kansas City Mo., June 1, 1909; aged 82 years, 3 months and 5 days.  Was married to Virginia Dale of New Brunswick, Indiana, in Feb. 1851.  To them were born seven children, six boys and one girl; four boys are living, viz: James, of Indianapolis, Indiana; Amos, of Muskogee, Oklahoma; G. W. and Wm. Of Kansas City.  He joined the United Brethren church at the age of 14 and was a devoted Christian for 68 years.  When the cry of war was heard he answered by enlisting in Co. I, 10th Indiana Regiment in 1861, in 1862 he mustered out because of disability, but was soon commissioned as 2nd Leint. By Governor Morton to intercept Morgan in his raid through Indiana.  Funeral was conducted from his home by his pastor, Rev. F. M. Davis, assisted by j. N. Estep.  The body was laid to rest in Elmwood cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 10, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Pipes, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Pipes died at her home in Butler Sunday.  Funeral services were held and the body buried at Altona Monday. -- The Adrian Journal, June 10, 1909, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Largent, Grandma
Grandma Largent died at the home of her son, William, seven miles southeast of Adrian, Wednesday, June 9th. Funeral services over the remains will be held today. -- The Adrian Journal, June 10, 1909, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Steltzlen, Grandma
Grandma Steltzlen died at her home near Crescent Hill Tuesday June 8th,  after a brief illness, aged 79 years.  She leaves a husband and four children to mourn their loss.  Funeral will be held today. -- The Adrian Journal, June 10, 1909, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Cummins-Gilham
Carl Cummins and Miss Lizzie Gilham, were united in marriage at the Methodist parsonage last Thursday night, Rev. Clatten officiating.  The contracting parties reside in this city and are worthy and popular young people. -- The Adrian Journal, June 17, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Whitney-Scheurick
Chester Whitney, of Mesa, Colorado, and Miss Benny Scheurick of Passaic, were united in marriage at Butler last Wednesday.  The groom was raised a few miles west of Adrian and is a worthy young gentleman. The bride is a highly respected young lady.  After a brief visit with friends here the happy couple will go to Colorado, where they will reside.
-- The Adrian Journal, June 17,1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Forbes, Clara Bell
Clara Bell, second daughter of James E. and Sarah E. Forbes was born September 4, 1881, departed this life June 9, 1909; aged 27 years 9 months and 5 days.  Deceased was born and reared in Bates county, Missouri, and educated in the public schools of the county and at the State Normal at Warrensburg.  Being a hard student and a ready learner she became a public school teacher for five years.  Owing to short terms and long vacations in the country schools where she taught, she decided to make a change in her choice of life work.  She entered Hill’s Business College, then of Sedalia, throwing, as was her custom, the whole of her mental and physical energy into her work.  Having practically completed both courses, the Commercial and Stenographic, she answered a call to office work in an advertising agency in Kansas City, which position she held until stricken down by the destroyer.  The disease Basler Tuburcular Meningitis, to which she at last succumbed, had been preying upon her system for months, unsuspected by either herself or her family.  After it was too late she recognized the same symptoms as those which struck her down, she felt at times in slight but in increasing force.  She was a victim of too intense and long continued mental application.
Clara was soundly converted to the Christian religion under the preaching of an Evangelist of the Christian church at Garden City over five years ago and united with that church.  Transferred her membership about two years ago to First Christian Church, Kansas City, of which she was a faithful member until called into the church triumphant in the dear beyond.  Her religion meant truth and righteousness as taught by her Savior in His word,  “She is not dead, but sleepeth.” -- The Adrian Journal, June 17, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Tory, Thomas J.
Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rosa Ricketts, of Adrian, at 10:30, July 3, 1909, Thomas J. Tory.
He was one of the oldest residents of Macoupin county, Illinois, and had resided on his farm two miles east of Gillespie since the early 60’s.  His early life was spent in New York and other eastern and northern states.  In 1850, attracted by the western gold fields, he made the trip from Galena, Illinois, to California, where he remained about two years, going then to Mexico and Central America; then crossing the Gulf to Texas.  He spent the remainder of his life at his home near Gillespie.
In 1865 he joined the 28th regiment of Illinois Infantry and remained in the army for one year.
He was married June 3, 1875 to Mrs. Margaret J. Boyle, a daughter of Robert Allen who resided south of Gillespie.  To this union three children, one girl and two boys, were born the older boy dying in infancy.
Owing to the death of his wife in September, 1905, and his declining years, deceased has made his home with his daughter since 1908.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Ricketts; a son, John Tory; and by three step daughters, two in Illinois and Mrs. Sarah Ricketts, of Adrian.
Burial was made in Gillespie July 5th. -- The Adrian Journal, July 8, 1909, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Hughes-Mudd
E. E. Hughes, of Amsterdam, and Fannie L. Mudd, of Adrian were united in marriage at the office of the Justice of Peace of East Boone township, June 16th. -- The Adrian Journal, July 8, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Brundige, George
George Brundige, one of the pioneer citizens and best known men in Bates county, died at his home one half mile east of Adrian, Friday, July 2, 1909; aged 67 years, 9 months and 14 days.
Deceased was born near Circleville, Ohio, September 18, 1841. The early part of his life was spent on a farm at the place of his birth.  At the age of 17 he moved to Edgar county, Illinois, along with the rest of his family.
At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Co. C, 79th Illinois infantry.  This regiment was engaged in several campaigns and battles in Kentucky and Tennessee, and Mr. Brundige was soon promoted to the grade of sergeant in his company.  At the battle of Stone River he was severely wounded and sent to the hospital in Quincy, Illinois, were he remained until discharged, near the close of the war.
He returned to his home in Eastern Illinois, where he remained unmarried to Miss Emma Bush and at once moved to Bates county, and located on their present farm just east of Adrian.  To this union four sons were born, two, John A. and d. Lee, with their mother, surviving Mr. Brundige.
A few years ago Mr. Brundige became a member of the M. E. Church and since that time has steadfastly lived a Christian life.
Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon, conducted by Elder Geo. Lentz.  Interment was made in Crescent Hill cemetery.
At the time Mr. Brundige todated here Adrian was not thought of, and the nearest post office was at Crescent Hill.  Provisions had to be hauled overland from Pleasant Hill over primitive roads.  He lived here from this time to the time of his death an no man in the county was more respected.  He was a good man, a good citizen and a true friends.
Mrs. Brundige and her sons have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad loss. -- The Adrian Journal, July 8, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Hamilton-Stolp
Dott Stolp was married to Roy J. Hamilton in Seattle, Wash., June 17, 1909.  After spending several weeks visiting in that state they will go to Alaska to make their home. -- The Adrian Journal, July 8,1909, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

Stine, Baby
The baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stine died at the family home, southwest of Adrian, this week. Burial was in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 15,1909, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Rodman, Kate
The remains of Kate Rodman an infant, of Kansas City, were brought her Friday and buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Castell.  Mrs. Rodman was a daughter of J. V. Hawkins. -- The Adrian Journal, July 15,1909, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Fuller, Grandma
Grandma Fuller died at her home, 8 miles west of Adrian, Wednesday morning.  She was past eighty years old and had been in failing health for sometime. -- The Adrian Journal, July 22, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Jenkins, John
The two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jenkins died at the home of his parents, five miles west of Passaic, Sunday July 18th of flux.  Rev. Weir conducted the funeral services Monday and the body was buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  They young parents have the sympathy of many friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, July 22, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Askew, Edwin
Edwin Askew died at a hospital in Kansas City Sunday night after a brief illness of typhoid fever, aged about 21 years.
He was the son of Robert Askew and was born and raised in East Boone township.  Last summer he worked at the carpenter trade with his half brother, Charles LaFrance, in this city.  During the winter he went to Kansas City, where he worked at his trade until stricken down with the disease from which he died.  Edwin was a good workman and a young man of good impulses.  A wide circle of friends mourn because this promising young man has been taken away.  A father and several brothers and sisters are left to mourn.
The body was brought to Adrian Tuesday noon and taken to the LaFrance home in this city, where the funeral services were held at tow o’clock in the afternoon, conducted by Elder Aaron Showalter, after which the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 22, 1909, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Todd, baby girl
Dr. T. B. Todd may seem a little puffed up on account of the arrival of a fine girl baby at his home Tuesday night.  He is excusable for feeling jubilant as it is the only child at the home and mother and child are doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, July 22, 1909, page 1 column 4, Birth
 

Winders, William
William Winders, a prominent young farmer of the Austin neighborhood, met was a tragic death at the John Hammontree home last Sunday night, which cast a gloom over the entire community.  Winders and Miss Maggie Hammontree had just arrived home from church, the young man rose up to get out of the buggy preparatory to assisting the young lady out.  While in a standing position the team jumped and the Winders out on the doubletrees. He was dragged more than a fourth of a miles over a rocky road.  The back of his head was beaten into a pulp and one side of his face was badly bruised.  He was carried back to the Hammontree home, where he died at 9 o’clock Monday morning.  Miss Hammontree was so badly frightened that she hardly knows who she escaped uninjured.  It was a sad blow to the father of the young man as they lived together and kept batch.
Mr. Winders was a young man of excellent habits and high standing in the community and his sudden taking away has caused great grief among his wide circle of friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday and the body buried in the Freeman cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 22, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Parrish, Henry
Duty Parrish was in Harrisonville last week to see his brother Henry, who was very ill, and who died Friday morning.  Funeral was held Sunday and the body buried in the Everett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 22, 1909, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Walters-Davis
Lee Walters and Miss Erma Davis, both of this city, drove over to Cass county Sunday afternoon and were united in marriage. They came home Monday and the groom went to his work. -- The Adrian Journal, July 29,1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Griffith-Haughawout
A Joplin paper announces the marriage of Frank Griffith, of Oronogo, and Miss Nellie Irene Haughawaut of Joplin, on Wednesday evening of this week, which was a brilliant social event.  Frank Griffith formerly resided in Adrian and graduated from the High School in this city.  He is a young man of excellent character and good business ability; at present he hold the position of manager of a telephone company at Oronogo.  The bride is a stranger to the people of this city. -- The Adrian Journal, September 2, 1909, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Overturf, Phylinda Jane
Phylinda Jane Overturf died at the home of her son, George N. States, ¼ of a miles southeast of Rogersville, Mo., Sunday morning, August 22, at 6 o’clock after an illness of three weeks, she was 88 years, 4 months and 22 days.
Rev. Fogle conducted the funeral service in the home Monday morning at 10 o’clock, she was afterwards laid to rest in the Plametto cemetery.
Grandmother was born in Tomkins county, New York, 1821.  In 1842 she was married to Horace States, to this union two children were born, one dying in infancy.  They emigrated from new York to Ohio in a wagon.  In 1862 she was left a widow, and in 1866 she was married to William Overturf, making her home on a farm near Sparta, Ohio until his death.  After his death she came to make her home with her only child at Everett.  Afterwards they moved to Adrian, from there to Harrisonville and three years ago last March they moved to the present home.
Grandmother had not been very well all spring and summer, while her death was expected it brought sorrow to the family and many friends.  She became a member of the Christian church in early girlhood living a faithful and consistent Christian all through life. -- The Adrian Journal, September 2, 1909, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Hooker, infant
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hooker was buried at Altona Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal, September 2, 1909, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Miller, Davy
The death of Uncle Davy Miller, near Main  City, removes one of the oldest citizens from the neighborhood; he was 88 years and a soldier in the civil war. -- The Adrian Journal, September 2, 1909, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Wetherhold, son
Nick Wetherhold’s 14 year old son received injuries last Thursday which resulted in almost instant death.  The boy had a team hitched to a drag, the horses became frightened and ran away dragging the boy to his death.
The Weatherhold family is one of the most prominent in the Everett neighborhood and this sudden taking away of the only child at home was a great blow to the parents.  They have another son who lives in Kansas City. -- The Adrian Journal, August 5,1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Bridges-Faedly
Henry Bridges and Essie Faedly two prominent young people of the east county, were united in marriage Saturday evening. -- The Adrian Journal, August 5,1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Timmons-Dunham
Ira E. Timmons of Shawnee township, and Miss Myrtle Dunham of Elkhart township, were united in marriage last Sunday.  They are well known young people in their respective communities. -- The Adrian Journal, August 5,1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Lewis, Solomon
A. Tilly received word Tuesday morning informing him of the death of Solomon Lewis who has for sometime been an inmate of the asylum at Nevada. The body will be buried there.  Lewis was for a number of years, a painter in this city but his mind failed and more than a year ago he was ordered sent to the asylum. -- The Adrian Journal, August 5, 1909, Page 1 column 5,  Death
 

Olive-Kinney
Jesse Olive of Adrian and Adda Kinney of Richland, Iowa, were unite4d in marriage Sunday, August 1, 1909.  The groom is a prominent and popular young business man of this city.  The bride is a handsome and accomplished young lady and will received a hearty welcome to our city.  The happy couple returned to Adrian last Wednesday night . -- The Adrian Journal,  August 12,1909, page 1 column 1, Marriage
 

Corwine child
Henry Carr was called to the Ballard neighborhood Friday to bury the young son of Mr. Corwine who died Thursday.  The parents have the sympathy of many friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, August 12,1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Mitchell, Mrs. Alva
Mrs. Alva Mitchell died at the family home, this city Friday evening after a lingering illness from tuberculosis.  She leaves a husband and several grown children to mourn their loss, the children are all married.
The family has resided in Adrian for several years during which time the deceased proved herself a worthy lady and kind friends and neighbor.  Funeral services over the remains were held from the home Saturday, evening conducted by Rev. Weir, after which the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 12, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Huff, George
George Huff died at his home in ….township, Saturday, August ….aged 71 years, 2 months and …days.
He was born in Butler Co., …moved to Illinois in 185?, from …to Missouri in 1881 and to Bates county in 1884.  He was united in marriage with Eliza Wright, March ….;to this union were born three children, one son and two daughters.  The wife and son and two children survive.  He united with the Methodist church in early….  Funeral services were held at the ….church Sunday, conducted by Elder George Lentz. -- The Adrian Journal, August 19, 1909, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Ferrell, Alice
Mrs. James F. Ferrell died at the family residence, this city, Saturday August 14,1909, after a lingering illness of a complication of ailments, aged 38 years 7 months and 13 days.
Alice Mills was born December 31, 1870, at the age of 18 she united with the Christian church at Dayton, Mo., and lived a consistent life until the end.  September 11, 1895, she was united in marriage with j. F. Ferrell, to this union four children were born, three of them, one daughter and two sons together with the husband and father survive.  Mrs. Ferrell was a cultured Christian lady and her death cast a gloom over the community.
Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon, conducted by her pastor Elder Rogers, after which the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 19,1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Buckles-Rexroad
Chas. Buckles and Miss Nannie Rexroad, prominent young people of the Altona neighborhood, were united in marriage at Butler last Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, August 19,1909, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Timmons, Eli
Uncle Eli Timmons died at his home in Ohio, August 16th after a brief illness of pneumonia.  He was past 80 years old.  For a number of years he resided in Adrian and vicinity. -- The Adrian Journal, August 26, 1909, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Soper, baby girl
A ten pound girl arrived at the home of John Soper Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, August 26,1909, Page 8 column 3, Birth
 

Roberts, Miss
Miss Roberts died in Everett last week, she had been sick for several months. -- The Adrian Journal, August 26,1909, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Wright, George
George Wright was born in Tazewell county, Illinois, February 10, 1861 and died in Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 31, 1909; aged 48 years, 6 months and 18 days.
He came with his parents to Bates county, Mo., in 1869 and practically resided here the remainder of his life.  In December 1891 he was united in marriage with Miss Delia Hitch, who died January 13, 1907, to this union five children were born, one died in infancy, four are living.  They are Frank, Rolla, Nellie and Thelma.
Last spring Mr. Wright moved to southwestern Kansas in the hope of regaining his failing health, but the change failed to do this and he died as above stated.
George Wright was a true man in the strictest sense of that term.  As a neighbor he was obliging and helpful; as a citizen he was moral and enterprising; as a husband and father he was devoted and true.
There was no stain on his character and his death is deeply mourned by a wide circle of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Friday morning conducted by Rev. Chatten and the body laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, September 9,1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Bates-Westlake
Adrian people were greatly surprised last week when Dr. Floyd Bates and Miss Celestine Westlake announced the fact that they were married at Carrolton, Mo., July 6th last.  The announcement was made at  dinner given by the groom’s mother and  was as much a surprise to her as the public in general.  Mrs. Bates received her new daughter with open arms and gave a parents blessing to the happy couple.  The news of the announcement soon spread over the town and the young people were kept busy receiving the congratulations of their many friends.
The contracting parties are numbered among the most popular young people of the community.  The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. S. L. Bates and is studying medicine at the University Medical College, being a member of the senior class.  The bride is the foster daughter of Mrs. Lydia Moudy and a cultured and popular young lady.  For the past three years she had been a student in Forest park University, both the bride and groom graduated from the Adrian High School in the class of 1905 and have been close friends for a number of years. -- The Adrian Journal, September 16,1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Duncan Mary Frances
Mrs. Joseph Duncan died at her home in Kansas City, September 5, 1909; of heart failure.
Mary Frances Abbott was born on a farm adjoining Crescent Hill, Nov. 9, 1858.  She was united in marriage with Joseph S. Duncan, Sept. 9, 1875.  Her husband and son, Urless, survive her, one son, Lee, died in infancy.
Mrs. Duncan resided at the place of her birth until five years ago when the family moved to a farm near Pleasant Hill, from thence they moved to Kansas City a year ago.  She is remembered by the older citizens of this community as an amiable lady.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the Crescent Hill United Brethren church, Tuesday, September 7th, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Smith, and the body laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, September 16,1909, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Fortner, James
James Fortner died at his home near Concord the 5th and was buried the 6th at Mt. Vernon the Elkhart Woodmen conducted the burial service; Rev. Clapp preached the sermon at the home; Knight, of Adrian, was the funeral director.  Mr. Fortner was a well respected young man; he leaves a wife child two sisters and three brothers to mourn their loss, one brother failed to get here. -- The Adrian Journal, September 16, 1909, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Lankford-Hudelson
One of the most beautiful home wedding ever solemnized in Adrian took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hudelson, corner of Third street and Huston avenue Sunday evening September 16, 1909, at 8 o’clock, when their daughter Miss Leah became the wife of Mr. David Lankford.  The home was tastefully decorated the color scheme being green and white, decorations were ferns, smilax and white roses.  Preceding the ceremony Mrs. Burley Lentz, a sister of the bride sang “Love Me and the World is Mine.”  Promptly at the appointed hour Miss Lucy Dowell began to play Mendelssohn’s Wedding March, to the stains of which the contracting parties marched to the marriage altar, where Rev. Weir with a beautiful ceremony united them as man and wife.  The bride was handsomely gowned in white silk and carried a bouquet of ferns and white roses. The groom wore the conventional black. About thirty relatives and close personal friends were present to witness the ceremony and these joined in heartiest congratulations.  A three course dinner was served, consisting of the substantial’s and delicacies in abundance and was most heartily relished.  The contracting parties are numbered among the best young people of the community.  The bride is an Adrian girl by birth and raising.  She graduated from the Adrian High School and taught in the school for three years.  She was prominent in social and church circles. She is a refined, cultures and amiable young lady.
The groom is a young man of excellent habits, an industrious and prosperous farmer; an honorable and highly respected citizen of Elkhart township, where he was raised. -- The Adrian Journal, September 30,1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Clements, baby
The 10 month old babe of Prof. and Mrs. D. T. Clements died at their home, this city, Thursday evening, September 23, 1909, after a brief illness of spinal meningitis.  The parents have the deep sympathy of friends in this great bereavement.
They have resided in Adrian but a few weeks yet willing hands were found ready to help them in the hour of their need.
The remains of the little one were taken to Garden City Friday afternoon and laid to rest in the cemetery at that place.
-- The Adrian Journal, September 30,1909, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Hurst, daughter
The young daughter of Mr. Hurst, living east of Austin, died the 20th. -- The Adrian Journal, September 30,1909, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Waters-Reno
United in the holy bonds of matrimony, Sunday, September 15th, Harry Waters, of Archie, and Fannie Reno, of Pattonsburg, the marriage ceremony was solemnized at the bride’s home.  Miss Reno taught school here one term. -- The Adrian Journal, September r30,1909, Page 8 column 3, Marriage
 

Hardman, Jane
Mrs. Jane Hardman was taken to the Emergency hospital two weeks ago for an operation, and died Saturday evening.  The end came very unexpectedly to the family.  The operation was successfully performed and it was expected that she would be removed to her home yesterday. Somehow complications set in and with but a few hours warning she passed away.
Mary Jane Field Hardman was born in Indiana in 1843. She was married to Peter Hardman in 1865.  He preceded her in death five years. Soon after Mr. Hardman’s death Mrs. Hardman came to Wenatchee with her sons.  She is the mother of ten children, five of whom survive, viz: E. D., Chas.  S., and Ruth manning, of Wenatchee; Mrs. Olivia Martin, of Belle Plain, Kansas; Mrs. Clara Montgomery of Orleans, Ind.
Mrs. Hardman was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and died in that faith.-Daily World -- The Adrian Journal, October 14,1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Twyman, niece
D. L. Twyman received word Sunday announcing the death of his little niece in Drexel on that day.  The mother and children had visited here just a week before and the little girl seemed reasonably well.  After their return home she was taken ill with sore throat and died as above stated. -- The Adrian Journal, November 25, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Schoor, Dr. George
Dr. Geo. J. Schoor was born in Baden, German, September 19, 1835, and died in Garden City, Missouri, November 9,1909.
He served three years in the German army, graduated in medicine in Freiburg, Baden, in 1856, graduated in surgery in Leipzig, Saxony, in 1857, and St. Louis, Missouri, in 1876.
He came to America with his parents in 1858 and located at Hamilton, Ohio, where he was married to Miss Mary Arden the same year.  To this union seven children were born, three of whom survive him, Mrs. Louise Stalling, of  Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Ida Burris and Dr. Edward Schoor.
In 1860 he moved to Ottawa, Illinois, where he practiced his profession, coming to Missouri in 1883 and engaged in the practice of medicine in Adrian, from there he came to Garden City in 1890.  His first wife died in 1873 and in 1874 he was married to Miss Bertha C. Himon to which union three children were born, of which Dr. Albert Schoor alone survives.  After the death of his second wife he was married to Miss Sophia M. Hess who survives him.
Dr. Geo. J. Schoor was baptized into the Lutheran Church in childhood and continued in the faith through life. He was thorough in his profession a kind and loving husband and father and possessed the highest sense of honor and duty.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Blalock at the Christian church Thursday, November 11th after which his body was laid to rest in the Garden City cemetery.-Garden City Views. -- The Adrian Journal, November 25,1909, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

DeArmond, Waddie
DeArmond, Congressman
Butler, Bates county, the state and nation suffered an irreparable calamity Tuesday morning when the home of Congressman DeArmond, in Butler, burined and the distinguished gentleman and his grandson, Waddie DeArmond perished in the flames.
Fire broke out in the residence between 2 and 3 o’clock Tuesday morning, and is supposed to have originated from the furnace. The flames spread rapidly and it is thought that the victims perished from the gas without awaking form their slumbers.
The calamity is one that brings sorrow to every hart. For more than a quarter of a century congressman DeArmond has been a Jurist and in the councils of the Nation.  He served on the circuit bench and as Judge of the Court of Appeals.  In 1890 he was elected to congress from this district and has served continuously since that time, having been elected last year to served his 10th term.  He was recognized as one of the ablest men in the house and has kept his record untarnished.  No one has ever thought of him as being other than hones.  Partisans fought him on principle only.  No one for a moment questioned his integrity. 
Waddie, who perished with his grandfather, is the son of Gen. James A. DeArmond, editor of the Butler Democrat.  The Journal publishers have the deepest sympathy for Bro. DeArmond in this great calamity.
Later: late reports which reached this officer Tuesday evening are that Judge DeArmond was seen coming out of the building but that he returned to rescue his grandson and perished in the attempt. -- The Adrian Journal, November 25,1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Richard, Earl Alvin
Earl Alvin Richard was born in Dunsly county, Nebraska, July 12, 1897; died at his home near
Adrian, Bates county, Missouri, November 24, 1909, aged 12 years 4 months and 12 days. Alvin Was loved by all who knew him.  He leaves a father, mother, one brother and one sister, together with a large circle of friends and schoolmates to mourn his loss. Funeral services over the remains were held Thursday, November 24th, conducted by Elder A. show alter, and the remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. An older son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard met with a tragic death about a year ago; and that makes their sorrow the greater in the loss of Alvin. -- The Adrian Journal, December 2,1909, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Pate-Fisher
At the residence of D. W. Grimm at the close of Thanksgiving day occurred the wedding of Mr. W. R. Pate and  Miss Dora Fisher.  Both parties are well known resident of the Crescent Hill district.  Promptly at 7:30 o’clock the parties took together place beneath the wedding bell.  The beautiful Wedding march being rendered b y Mrs. S. S. Mouse. The marriage service was read by Rev. J.  C. Needles of Adrian.  The parlor was beautifully decorated in colors chosen by the bride.  Music for the occasion was furnished by Miss Mamie Houseworth. A course luncheon was served, after which the bride’s cake was partaken of by the guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Pate are worthy young people and start out on their wedded life with the best wishes and heartiest congratulation of the many friends.
They received a number of useful presents. -- The Adrian Journal, December 2, 1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Musselman, Martha
Martha Walters, daughter of Eleanor and Ezekiel Walters, was born July 30,1850,in Brown county, Ill.  Married to Adam Sloneker when 16 years of age.  To this union five children were born, two girls and three boys, Anollie, Ellis, George, Samuel and Dory, all of whom have gone before except Dory and George. The whereabouts of the latter has not been known for the last twenty years.  The former resides in this town.
She united with the M.  E. church when 17 years of age, and was a faithful member and constant worker for the Lord until she was summoned home. The last few years she was not permitted to attend worship on account of poor health and invalid sister, but she never ceased to pray.
In 1886 she was married to James Nye, who passed away October 30,1894.  In 1901 she was united in marriage to Abraham Musselman, of Joplin, who still survives. She has made Adrian her home for a number of years.  She leaves a son, Dory, daughter in low, one grand daughter, Anollie, two sisters, Mrs. Witt, who has been an invalid for years and who has made her home with her for the past five years, and Mrs. Sarah E. Graham, of Menlo, Iowa, to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother, sister and grandmother.  She was loved by all who knew her, and was always ready to help those in need.
She died at her home in South Adrian Saturday morning, November 27, at 9:30, after a brief illness of 11 hours of acute indigestion and weak heart.  Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Chatten, assisted by Rev. Weir, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 2,1909, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Deweese, Tom
Uncle Tom Deweese died on the 24th of November.  Funeral services were conducted by Dr. B. B. Tout. -- The Adrian Journal, December 2, 1909, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Lankford, Barnett
Frank Lankford received a telegram Monday evening announcing the death of his son, Barnett, in New Mexico, where he had gone for his health. The young man had been in a critical condition for several months and his death did not come as a surprise to his parents and friends. The body will be brought here for burial, but it is not known at the time of writing this article just when it will arrive. -- The Adrian Journal, December 9,1909, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Purkey-Mordica
J. W. Purkey and Naoma Mordica, of this place were married at Kansas City Wednesday of last week. Both are well and favorably known here.  Mr. Purkey being the popular carrier on Route No. 2 out of this place and is an active worker in the Modern Woodman lodge of this place having filled nearly every office. They are at home to their friends in this city.-Drexel Star -- The Adrian Journal, December 9,1909, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Lawson-Mudd
Theman Lawson and Miss Mable Mudd, both of this city, went to Butler last Thursday, where they were united in marriage. They will reside in this city. -- The Adrian Journal, December 9, 1909, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Kennedy-Taylor
E.W. Kennedy and Miss Mattie Taylor went to Butler last Sunday, where they were united in marriage.  They were accompanied by George Denney and Miss Davis. The groom is engaged in the restaurant business in Archie.  The bride is a popular young lady of the city, a successful music teacher. -- The Adrian Journal, December 9,1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

McDonald, Joe
W. B. Ewing received a telegram Monday announcing the death of his brother in law, Jos. McDonald, at his home in Ekalaka, Montana.  Mr. McDonald and family visited relatives and friends in this county in November. Mr. McDonald formerly resided here and has a wide circle of friends who will regret to learn of his death. -- The Adrian Journal, December 9,1909, page 8 column 3, Death
 

Dunham-Wackerman
A very pretty wedding was solemnized by Rev. Weir at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wackerman, southeast of Adrian, Sunday, January 3.  Edward Forrest Dunham and Beulah Marie Wackerman being the contracting parties.  Promptly at six o’clock the bridal couple entered the parlor attended by Jesse Wackerman, brother of the bride, and Miss Effie Rexroad, Miss Lydia Rexroad playing the wedding march.  After congratulations they repaired to the dinging room where dainty refreshments were served in which about thirty of their friends and relatives participated.
They were the recipients of some very nice presents consisting of china, linen, etc. The bride was gowned in white and carried a bouquet of carnations.  She is a most loveable and worthy young woman and counts her friends by her acquaintances. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dunham of Cedar county, and comes well recommended for his sterling qualities. They will make their home with Mr. Dunham’s parents for the present and left for that place Tuesday noon with the best wishes of their many friends for a happy wedded life. -- The Adrian Journal, January 7, 1909, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Rexroad-Gebhardt
The wedding bells rang at the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. George Gebhardt, Wednesday evening, December 30th at 6 o’clock when Miss Elsie Gebhardt, a cousin of the bride, of Ottowa, Ill., played a very appropriate wedding march to the strains of which William Rexroad , led Miss Anna Gebhardt to the wedding altar to be united in the bonds of holy matrimony, officiated by Pastor Mrschoff of the German Lutheran church, after which the relatives and friends and a few intimate friends present extended congratulations and best wishes.
The happy couple then led the way to the cheerful dining room where the table was loaded with abundance of good things to eat.  After supper the brides cake was cut and one of the lucky young men drew the ring.  The remainder of the evening was spent in music and other social entertainment. The house was elaborately decorated in pink and white. The bride was beautifully arrayed in white silk.  The groom was dressed in the conventional black. As the guests were preparing to go home at a late hour a band of their young friends serenaded them, they were invited in and after receiving a treat and spend and hour or so socially, they departed leaving their hearty congratulations and wishing them a long and happy married life. -- The Adrian Journal, January 7,1909, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Robinson, baby girl
A girl baby came into the home of Dr. and Mr. E. E. Robinson, Monday. -- The Adrian Journal, January 7, 1909, Page 4 column 4, Birth
 

Stoutzenberger, birth
Dr. Tuttle reports the birth of a bouncing baby at the home of Wm Stoutzenberger last week. -- The Adrian Journal, January 7,1909 , Page 4 column 3, Birth
 

White-Chitty
Walter White, of the Austin neighborhood and Miss Grace Chitty, of Shawnee township, were united in marriage at Butler, Tuesday, Judge Silver officiating.  They have the good wishes of friends in their future happiness and success.
-- The Adrian Journal, January 7,1909, Page 8 column 4, Marriage
 

Lankford, Barnett Y.
Barnett Y. Lankford was born on the farm near Adrian, Mo., November 2, 1884.  After completing work in the country school he attended the Missouri Valley college at Marshall, Mo., where he graduated May 13, 1904.  He then took a business course at Hill’s Business college, Sedalia, Mo.  After graduating there he went to Oklahoma city, where he was permanently engaged in business. At the age of 23 he united with the Fairview Presbyterian church.  On June 17,1909 he was married to Miss Eunice Greenland, of Oklahoma City.  After his marriage he and his wife went to Albuquerque, N. M., where he died Dec. 6,1909; aged 25 years 1 month and 4 days.  He leaves a father, mother, wife, and 3 brothers to mourn his lost.  He was an affectionate son and brother, a loving husband, and had won the respect and good will of all who knew him.  Funeral services over the remains were held from the Adrian Baptist church Dec. 10th, conducted by Rev. Dudley Claggett, of Sedalia, Mo.  Interment in Crescent Hill cemetery.
A noble life has gone out and then community mourns with the grief stricken family. -- The Adrian Journal, December 15, 1909, Page 3 column 5, Death


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