The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri
Feb. 22, 1912 - Dec. 12, 1912
Nancy Hines was born in Moniteau county, Mo., March 23 1840. Miss Hines was
united in marriage with John U. Dunham, February 28,1858. To this union eight
children were born, four of them preceded the mother in death. The subject of
this sketch was converted at the age of thirteen years and united with the
Lebanon Baptist church in Moniteau county. In 1880 she moved her membership to
Altona and from there to the Adrian Baptist , where it remained to the day of
her death, December 3, 1912, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leona
Satterwhite, near Miami Oklahoma, where she was visiting. The husband proceeded
her in death in 1907. Mrs. Dunham had been in poor health for more than a year,
yet in all of her suffering she was patient and resigned, and remained so until
the end of life. Mrs. Dunham was a good woman, a kind neighbor and friend and
her death will be regretted by her neighbors and friends.
The surviving children are: Wm. Dunham and Mrs. Leona Satterwhite, of Miami,
Okla.; Mesdames Maggie Foster and Mrs. Mollie Timmons, of Adrian, Missouri.
Funeral services were held from the Adrian Baptist church Thursday, Dec. 5th,
conducted by Rev. J. W. Sage, who had known Mrs. Dunham for more than thirty
years. The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. The
children have the sympathy of friends in this sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal,
December 12, 1912, Page 1 column 3, Death
Snow, baby girl
A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Julius Snow, December 2nd.
-- The Adrian Journal, December 12, 1912, Page 5 column 5, Birth
Chas. Fenton Johnson was born in Morgan county Ohio, March 16, 1854,
departed this life November 26,1912, at his home near El Dorado Springs, Mo.
His funeral was conducted by Rev. of the Baptist church in the city, after which
the M. W. A. took charge of the remains and tenderly consigned them to mother
earth in the city cemetery.
Mr. Johnson had been in poor health the greater portion of his life, his
ambition always seemed to keep him moving and he was mirthful with his friends.
The writer became acquainted with Mr. Johnson when a mere child, when he was 13
years old with his parents he located in Vinton county, Ohio, near McArthur,
where the writer of this was born and raised, he was a few years our senior but
ever a friends. In the early eighties he became desirous for the west only to
return to the hill of old Vinton, where he took for a partner thru life Miss
Maggie Shivley, Feb. 11, 1884; to this union one daughter and one son were born,
Mrs. Elmer Harris, of El Dorado Springs and a grown son, Geo., who lives with
the widowed mother. In the latter years of 80 he was elected sheriff of Vinton
county serving his term out and in the fall of 1892, located in Bates county,
Missouri, where Lafe Burnett now lives. Mr. Johnson made a number of land
trades around our mounds in which he was successful, but his desire for better
health caused him to seek the heights of Washington, only to return to El Dorado
in three years, where he told us he expected to end his days. He was the
youngest son of a family of six children, three boys, all of whom have answered
the fatal call; Hiram, of Bates county and James, of California. Three sisters
are living, two in Ohio and one in Iowa. His last sickness was of short
duration, but he bore it with patience and professed faith in the future and
expressed a desire to go. He had prepared comfortably for his family, his
earthly career thus came to a close. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of
a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, December 5, 1912, Page 1 column 3,
The stork left a fine girl baby at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Satterlee
Friday night. -- The Adrian Journal, December 5, 1912, Page 6 column 5, Birth
Howe, baby girl
A girl baby came to gladded the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Howe last week. --
The Adrian Journal, December 5,1912, Page 6 column 4, Birth
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tuttle are rejoicing over the birth of a girl baby into
their home last Saturday. -- The Adrian Journal, December 5, 1912, Page 6 column
Amanda Bingham Barnes was born in Saline county, Missouri, July 12, 1853,
where she resided until 1881, when she was married to Alfred M. Wallace. To this
union three children were born, viz: Mrs. A. J. Walter, of Adrian; Mrs. Chas. E.
Horton, Jr., of Hume, and Clay H. Wallace, of Altamont, Mo.
Mrs. Wallace died in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Wednesday, November 21,
1912 at 10:10 p.m., where she underwent a very severe operation.
The remains were taken to Hume, Mo., her former home, where the funeral services
were held from the M. E. church South, of which she had been a consistent member
for twenty six years, having lived the last four years in Butler. Rev. Snow
preached an excellent sermon from the text:” Set thine house in order for thou
shalt die and not live.” The choir sang several beautiful hymns and the body
laid to rest in the beautiful Hume cemetery.
Mrs. Wallace was an excellent Christian lady, and a devoted wife and mother.
The husband and children have the sympathy of friends in this hour of deepest
sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, November 28, 1912, Page 1 column 4, Death
William Mawson was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, on November 29, 1848 and
departed this life near Archie, Mo., on November 19, 1912, at the age of 63
years, 11 months and 20 days.
His boyhood days were spent in Illinois, where he attended the public schools
and acquired a good education. On becoming of age in the year 1869, he came to
Missouri for the purpose of making his fortune. He located near the present
site of Archie, and here in June 1874 was united in marriage to Miss Mary B.
To the happy union seven children were born, five of whom are still living to
mourn the loss of their dear father. Two children preceded their father to the
other shore of life.
Brother Mawson purchased and improved a farm near Archie and here he reared his
family and carried on a successful pursuit of agriculture and stock raising.
He was not a member of any church, but often expressed his belief in God and
faith in Christ as the Savior of men. He was known everywhere as, “The poor
man’s friend.” and generously supplied the needy and suffering in his own
He had been suffering from illness all summer and for the past three weeks was
confined to his bed. A surgical operation became necessary in his case, and from
this he never full rallied. His last words were: “Jesus paid it all.”
He was a good citizen, a kind neighbor, a devoted husband, a loving father, and
will be greatly missed in the circles of life in which he moved. The funeral was
held in the M. E. Church in Archie. Rev. Blaine and Rev. Britton officiating.
Splendid music was rendered by a select chorus, the floral tokens were
beautiful, and a large congregation gathered to pay their tribute of loving
respect to one they had always esteemed so highly. After the services at the
church were concluded, the body was taken to the beautiful Crescent Hill
cemetery and affectionately laid to rest. The sympathy of all goes out
to the bereaved wife and children in their great sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal,
November 28, 1912, Page 1 column 6, Death
Dean, Rev. A.
Rev. A.H. Dean died at his home in Harrisonville,, Nov. 18th;
aged 86 years. He was a pioneer preacher in this county and a man of great
ability. -- The Adrian Journal, November 28, 1912, Page 4 column 5, Death
Mrs. Maggie Cornell, aged 27 years died at her home near Ballard, Saturday,
November 16, 1912. Funeral services were held Monday; interment was made in the
Bethel cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, November 21, 1912, Page 1 column 4,
Mrs. Joseph Ogden died at her home in Kansas City, Monday, November 11th
after a lingering illness. The body was brought to Adrian Tuesday and taken to
Altona, where funeral services were held. Interment was made in the
cemetery at that place. -- The Adrian Journal, November 14, 1912, Page 1 column
Black, baby boy
A fine boy is reported at the home of Mr. Jacob Epley to Mr. and Mrs. Jess
Black. -- The Adrian Journal, November 4, 1912, Page 5 column 1, Birth
The death angel crossed the threshold of the Scheurick home in this city
early Monday morning and called the devoted wife and mother.
Sarah Ann Drysdale was born in Rush county, Indiana, April 7, 1853, and moved
with her parents to Bates county in 1866. Miss Drysdale was united in marriage
with John Scheurick in 1883. To this union four children were born, three of
whom with the husband survive, they are: Wm. Scheurick, of Schell City; Mrs.
Chester Whitney and Elmer Scheurick,of Adrian.
Mrs. Scheurick united with the Methodist church at the age of 20 years and lived
a consistent Christian life until the end came. She was a good woman, loyal and
loving to her family and an excellent neighbor.
Funeral services were held from the Adrian Methodist church Tuesday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. Erdman. Interment was in Crescent Hill cemetery.
The husband and children have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in this
bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, October 31,1912, Page 1 column 3, Death
Haas, baby boy
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Haas announce the birth of a son, Chas. Hoover Haas,
October 31, 1912. -- The Adrian Journal, October 31, 1912, Page 4 column 5,
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Hayes died last Friday. The body was
laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal,
October 24, 1912, Page 1 column 4, Death
A young son was born to Mr. and Mrs. David Lankford Wednesday. -- The Adrian
Journal, October 24, 1912, Page 4 column 5, Birth
Miss Virgie Christie, of Spruce and Fred Cowgill, of Altona, were united in
The contracting parties are numbered among the best young people in their
respective communities and have the best wishes of a host of friends for their
continued happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, October 17, 1912, Page 1
column 6, Marriage
Miss Fern Simon of Farmersville, Illinois, and J.E. Dowell, Jr. of this
city, were married in Springfield, Illinois, Wednesday, October 16, 1912.
The bride was born and reared in Illinois and is a popular and worthy young
“Soapy”, the groom, was born in Adrian and has spent his entire life here, for
several years he has been foreman in The Journal office and is a good printer
and an excellent businessman.
The newly married couple will reside in Adrian after a brief honeymoon trip in
Illinois. -- The Adrian Journal, October 17,1912, Page 4 column 5, Marriage
Wm. Satterlee, well known in this city, died Tuesday morning as a result of
breathing the dust from cement during several years work in building concrete
sidewalks, the concrete dust hardening in the lungs. He is survived by a wife
and five children.
Mr. Satterlee was an honest and hard working man and had the respect of all who
The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their great loss.
Funeral services were held at the home conducted by Rev. Wood. Interment in
Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, October 10, 1912, Page 1 column
Edgar Robbens Bates was born July 24, 1844, in Jefferson co., New York, died
at his home near Adrian, Mo., Oct. 1, 1912. He was married Oct. 14, 1863 to
Elizabeth Root. Ten children came to bless this union, three of which died in
infancy and the mother passed away several years ago.
Seven children are left to mourn his loss, Will living in Ia., Tom in St.
Joseph, Mo., Frank and Edd in K. C. and George, Nellie and Elizabeth near Adrian
at the old home. Later in life Mr. Bates married a sister to his first wife
Aunt Ann Root, she was indeed a mother to his children but she too preceded him
to the great beyond.
Mr. Bates moved with his family to Bates Co., more than 32 years ago where he
has made his home ever since with the exceptions of a few years spent in Cal.,
in search of health. While living at Riverside, Cal., he was converted and was
a member of the Church of Christ.
The writer knew Mr. Bates for years and new him to be a good neighbor, a loyal
friends and a devoted father, he believing in his Savior. He was a veteran of
the Civil War having fought several years in the Union Army. He was confined to
his bed for more than a year and was a great sufferer. All was done for him
that could be to relieve his pain.
-- The Adrian Journal, October 10,1912, Page 1 column 3, Death
Martha Estella McFarland, was born in Beaver co., Penn., April 7, 1838.
Moved with her parents to Ohio in 1840.
Was united in marriage with Matthew M. Bateman March 14,1861, to this union ten
children were born, two of whom died in infancy. The eight remaining children
who are called to mourn the irreparable loss of a most affectionate and devoted
mother are: Mrs. R. M. Hanna, Kansas City, Kans., Mrs. M. J. Shay, Housington,
Kans., Mrs. Sadie Yancy, Bakersfield, Cal., Mrs. Mina Chedester, Chicago, Ill.,
Mrs. Louise Forbes and Mrs. Charles R. Bateman of this city, William Bateman of
India, and John Bateman of Coaling, Cal. Mrs. Bateman closed a well rounded and
useful life at about 5 a.m., Oct. 4th at the home of her daughter
Mrs. Louie Forbes, simply and quietly going to sleep in Jesus.
All that medical skill and the ministrations of devoted children and kind
friends could do, to lengthen out the brittle thread of life, proving of no
avail, she answered to the loving call of Him she had so long trusted.
Mrs. Bateman was known to a wide circle of friends, all of whom were constrained
to realize her quiet unassuming usefulness and her firm reliance on her Savior
through all her years of labor and suffering, for she had been a sufferer for
years, and death was to her a sweet release.
The world is made better for silent Christian example but we realize that our
loss is her gain. The heartfelt sympathy of hosts of friends is extended to the
bereaved family. -- The Adrian Journal, October 10, 1912, Page 1 column 4, Death
Mrs. Chester Hooker died at her home, near Altona, Saturday night, September
28, 1912; aged 24 years.
Her maiden name was Taylor, a daughter of Squire Taylor and she was reared in
the Altona neighborhood.
Funeral services were held at Altona Monday, conducted by Rev. J. A. Smith after
which the body was laid to rest in the Altona cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal,
October 3,1912, Page 1 column 3, Death
Bates, E. R.
E. R. Bates died at his home, five miles east of Adrian, Tuesday morning
October 1, 1192; after a lingering illness; aged about 70 years.
Mr. Bates was a pioneer settler in this community and was a veteran of the Civil
War. The funeral will be held Thursday. -- The Adrian Journal, October 3, 1912,
Page 1 column 3, Death
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cummings died Monday. The young
parents have the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of the little one.
The cherished hope that clustered around the cradle of the dear one have been
shattered and the parental hearts have bleeding. Only those who have lost
children know the sting it brings. -- The Adrian Journal, October 3, 1912, Page
1 column 3, Death
The sad news came to Archie Friday that the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Rardin fell from a porch at their home in Kansas City and received injuries
from which she died in a few minutes. The remains were brought to Archie
for burial Sunday. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in
their hour of grief. -- The Adrian Journal, October 3, 1912, Page 5 column 1,
Miss Golda McDougal was united in marriage to Mr. Albert Jessie Erhart, of
Adrian at the home of the bride’s parents in Kansas. They will reside in
Hutchinson, Kansas. -- The Adrian Journal, September 26, 1912, Page 1 column 4,
Mr. G. M. Warren and Miss Edna Wilkerson of Burdett were quietly joined in
matrimony at the home of pastor Wood, of the Baptist church Sept. 18, 1912.
These young people are well known in the Burdett neighborhood, and a host of
friends will join in wishing them a happy journey through life together. -- The
Adrian Journal, September 26, 1912, Page 4 column 5, Marriage
Daniel Walters, only son of C. R. Walters editor of the Rich Hill Review,
died at the home of his father Tuesday night September 23, 1912, aged 23 years.
Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church, of which deceased
was a member, Friday afternoon. -- The Adrian Journal, September 26,1912, Page 5
column 6, Death
Evans, Wm. G.
William Goodrich Evans died in Kansas City, September 18, 1912, of
septicemia, aged 45 years.
William Evans was born in Bates county, Missouri, in 1868 and spent his entire
life here. He was a good citizen and enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who
knew him. He was never married. Mr. Evans was a member of the M. W. A. Lodge.
The body was brought to Adrian and taken to Altona for burial. Funeral
services were held from the Altona Baptist church last Thursday conducted by
Rev. R. L. Wood, after which the body was buried in the cemetery at that place.
-- The Adrian Journal, September 26, 1912, Page 5 column 6, Death
George O. Decker died Tuesday morning August 20th at 4:30.
Funeral was preached by Rev. Brittain of Austin Wednesday at 2 p.m., after the
funeral the remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The
Adrian Journal, August 29, 1912, Page 5 column 4, Death
Edward P. Haley died at the German hospital in Kansas City, Sunday, August
18th from injuries received in the Chicago and Alton machine ships at
Slater, Mo., last Saturday, aged 41 years.
Edward Haley was raised near Burdett and lived there until fifteen years ago
when he went to Kansas City, he had been employed by the C. & A. railway for
thirteen years and at the time of his death held the position of foreman in the
shops. He was a man of good moral character and was highly esteemed by all who
Last Week Mr. Haley was here visiting his sister Mrs. Mamie Hill, and his
brother Richard Haley at the time he was in the prime of vigorous manhood, and
his sudden taking away came as a shock to his many friends here.
He is survived by a widow, two children, mother, two sisters and two brothers.
These have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.
Mr. Haley received the injuries which caused his death while working in the
railway shops at Slater. He was between two engines on the dead track when they
cut a string of box cars in on the track without giving a signal, these struck
one of the engines and he was caught between the bumpers of the engines
literally crushing him about the hips.
The body was brought to Adrian Tuesday noon and taken to Burdett where funeral
services were held, conducted by Rev. Wolfe, of Slater. The Slater Knights of
Pythias, of which deceased was a member, had charge of the burial service. --
The Adrian Journal, August 22, 1912, Page 1 column 3, Death
James McKee, a prominent farmer of the Austin neighborhood, fell dead in H.
I. Smith’s store Saturday morning, August 10th, supposedly from
Mr. McKee and two daughters had driven from their home near Austin to town and
he seemed in his usual health. After arriving in town he was in Lentz’s
hardware store, he then went to Wilhite’s barbershop, where he was shaved, at
each of these places Mr. McKee seemed in his usual spirits, after leaving the
barbershop he went to the Star Clothing House and had just finished a
conversation with Mr. Smith when he fell dead. Dr. Tuttle was called but medical
aid was of no avail. The Dr. said that death was due to an attack of apoplexy.
The body was taken to Carr’s undertaking parlors where it was prepared for
burial after which it was taken to the home.
Mr. McKee had resided in the vicinity of Austin practically all of the sixty or
more years of his life and was a man above reproach. Those who have known him
intimately since he was a boy say that he has always lived a clean life and was
trustworthy in his dealings with his fellow man. About four years ago his wife
died and a year ago last spring a grown daughter passed to the beyond, since
then he and two daughters have lived alone on the farm. Seven children survive,
four sons and two daughters. One son lived in Cali., one in Colo., one in
Kansas City, and a married son and daughter live near Austin.
Mr. McKee had been a faithful member of the Baptist church for many years and
was regarded by all who knew him as a high minded Christian gentleman, and his
sudden death came as a great shock to the community in which he had lived a
Funeral services were held on Wednesday and were largely attended.
The children have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in this great
affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, August 15, 1912, Page 1 column 3, Death
A big boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pitcher Wednesday July 20. -- The
Adrian Journal, August 1, 1912, Page 8 column 4, Birth
Mrs. M. V. Owen received a message Tuesday announcing the death of her
sister, Mrs. Kate Warford, in Oklahoma.
-- The Adrian Journal, August 1, 1912, Page 5 column 3, Death
Hurrah for Harry for it’s a nice daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie
Chitwood near Elkhart. -- The Adrian Journal, July 25, 1912, Page 5 column 3,
Holl Heath, a prominent farmer of Taborville, east of Rich Hill, was kicked
in the head by a horse and died before medical aid arrived. He was driving the
horses in from pasture. -- The Adrian Journal, July 25, 1912, Page 4 column 5,
A girl baby was born to Mrs. P. K. Wright Wednesday night. -- The Adrian
Journal, July 18, 1912, Page 4 column 4, Birth
Edgar G. Tuttle, of St. Joe, and Miss Margaret Tuttle, of this city, were
united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents east of Adrian Thursday,
July 4th at 4 o’clock p.m. Rev. R. L. Wood officiating. The groom is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Tuttle, of this city, and was raised in and near
Adrian He is a young man of good character and industrious, he now holds a
position with at wholesale house in St. Joseph, where he had a home fitted up
for the bride.
The bride is the youngest child of Dr. and Mrs. H. W. Tuttle and was born and
raised there. She is in every way a worthy young lady and will make an
The left Saturday morning for St. Joe, where they will reside, and the best
wishes of a host of friends will follow them to their new home. -- The Adrian
Journal, July 11, 1912, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a boy baby to Mrs. Sam Alfree Saturday night.
-- The Adrian Journal, July 11, 1912, Page 4 column 4, Birth
Mrs. Catherine McCoy died at her home in Butler June 26th, aged
77 years. Grandma McCoy formerly lived in the Mt. Olivet neighborhood and was
favorably known to the older residents of this community as a kind hearted
woman. One son James McCoy lives in this city and has the sympathy of friends
in this death of his mother. -- The Adrian Journal, July 4,1912, Page 1 column
John N. Bricker was born in Henry county, near Calhoun, Missouri, August 10,
1848, and died at his home in Adrian, Mo., June 30, 1912; aged 63 years, 10
months and 20 days.
Mr. Bricker was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Whitley September 26,
1869, to this union one child, a daughter was born, she died in 1874, at the age
of three years. Mrs. Bricker alone survives to mourn her loss.
Mr. Bricker and wife moved from Henry to Bates county in 1873 and located on a
farm in the northeast part of this, Deer Creek, township, after a few years on
the farm, he moved to Crescent Hill and engage in the drug business and took up
the study of medicine. When Adrian started Dr. Bricker cast his fortune with
this city, and was its first mayor.
In early life Dr. Bricker united with the United Brethren church and was a
member of that body at the time of his death. He was a charter member of that
organization in this city, and had represented the Missouri Conference in the
General Conference, the law making body of the church.
Dr. Bricker was a member of the Crescent Hill lodge No. 368, A.F. & A.M. more
than thirty years; he was also a member of the Adrian Chapter No. 127 Order
Eastern Star, and was a Past Master in the former and Past Patron in the
latter. Only last Saturday night was he installed as treasurer of the Masonic
Lodge, an office he has held for a number of years.
Funeral over the remains of Dr. Bricker were held from the Christian church
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Clay pastor of the United Brethren
church, preached the funeral sermon. The local Masonic Lodge performed the
ritualistic ceremony of the Order, and the body was laid to rest in the Crescent
Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 4, 1912, Page 1 column 3,
N. A. Riley and Alberta Hodges of Adrian, were united in marriage in Butler
Saturday afternoon, Rev. Welborn, of the M. E. Church, South, performed the
ceremony. -- The Adrian Journal, July 4, 1912, Page 5 column 4, Marriage
Roup, Mrs. Zan
Mrs. Zan Roup died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. McClarnon, between 12
and 1 o’clock last Saturday, and was buried in the Austin cemetery
Sunday. Her son, Joseph Roup and wife arrived Sunday morning to attend the
funeral. Mrs. Roup had been almost helpless for months and her death was not a
surprise to the neighbors. -- The Adrian Journal, July 4, 1912, Page 4 column 5,
Mrs. Ethel Lacy died last Wednesday night at 12 o’clock and was buried
Friday at Creighton. -- The Adrian Journal, June 27, 1912, Page 4 column 4,
On the 17th six funerals were held in Drexel and vicinity, all
victims of the cyclone. -- The Adrian Journal, June 27, 1912
Howe, H. S., skull crushed
Johnson, Mrs. Jos., neck broken
Bice, Mrs. E.M., arm broken, blown 200 yds.
Parker, Mrs. Lee
Child, name not given
Cory, Mrs. Frank
Cory, Mrs. Albert
Greek, killed in train wreck
Cox, Miss Lucy
Reed, Mrs. Geo.
Cameron, Mrs. Henry
Alexander, Mrs. Oscar
Tucker, Mrs. Wm.
Todd, Wm. M.
Carlos, Mrs. Don
Alexander, W. H.
Three killed near Adrian, four at Creighton and Sixteen at Merwin -- The Adrian
Journal, June 20,1912, Page 1 column 1, Death
Howe, H. S.
H. S. Howe was born October 24, 1851, at Tumbridge, Vermont. He was a
victim of the cyclone which swept away his home, near Altona, June 15, 1912.
Mr. Howe was married about thirty years ago to Miss Mollie George, who died some
years ago. Three children survive him, viz: Mrs. Bennie McLay, Hugh and Kim
Mr. Howe was an excellent citizen.
Funeral services were held Wednesday conducted by Rev. Wier. Burial in Altona
cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 20, 1912, Page 5 column 4,
Bice, Mrs. E.M.
Mrs. E.M. Bice, who lived with her husband and daughter, Frances, was one of
the victims of the cyclone. Mrs. Bice was born in Washington country, Kentucky,
February 18, 1853 moved with her parents to Kansas in 1868, and was united in
marriage with E.M. Bice, August 29, 1872Colony, Kansas. With her family she
moved to Iowa I 1874, thence to Missouri in 1894, where they have since resided.
Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bice, two sons and four daughters were
born, five of whom are living. They are: W. E. Bice, Inavale, Nebraska; Mrs.
Elsie Johnson, Raymond, Washington; Cora Gossard, London, O.; Mrs. Rae Jenkins,
Passaic, Mo.; Frances Bice, at home; Rob F. Bice, deceased.
Mrs. Bice was a good woman and her sudden death has cast a gloom over the entire
community, and especially is her family heart broken over the untimely death of
wife and mother.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the Deer Creek Chapel Wednesday
afternoon and the body buried in the Nichols cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal,
June 20, 1912, Page 5 column 4, Death
Dr. Bates reported a fine boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will McReynolds
all parties doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, June 20, 1912, Page 8 column 4,
A pretty home wedding of the past week was that of Miss Lydia A. Rexroad and
Mr. Ernest B. Middleton last Wednesday evening, June 5th, at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Rexroad, of this city.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Shelton of Butler, in the presence of about
Proceeding the ceremony Miss Lela Rexroad, sister of the bride sang “When you
and I were sweethearts long.” Miss Hazel McRoberts rendered the wedding music,
playing Lohingrin’s wedding march as the bridle party entered, led by the
groomsman, Mr. Perry Rexroad, and the bridesmaid, Miss Alta Chapman, and it took
place at the altar beneath the wedding bell suspended from an arch of white
roses embanked with ferns.
“Annie Laurie” was softly played during the ceremony.
The bride was beautifully gowned in white Messalina and wore a headdress of
white tulle and rose buds. She carried a large bouquet of roses and ferns.
The bridesmaid wore a gown of blue Messalina trimmed with pearl, and a headdress
of blue tulle. She carried a bouquet of white rose buds and ferns.
Immediately following the ceremony the bridal party and guests were escorted to
the dining room by the Misses Lela and Velma Rexroad, Eletha McCombs and
McRoberts, where a delicious two course lunch was served.
The house was profusely decorate with ferns, geraniums, white roses and crepe
paper, the color scheme being green and white.
In the reception room punch was served by Miss Eletha McCombs. Mr. and Mrs.
Rexroad were assisted by Mrs. J. H. McCombs, and Flossie McRoberts.
The happy couple left on their honeymoon Saturdays morning accompanied as far as
Kansas City by friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Middleton will be at home after June 15 at Chillicothe where the
groom is attending school. -- The Adrian Journal, June 13, 1912, Page 1 column
The body of Arthur Ashbury was shipped from Garber, Okla., and arrived here
Sunday noon. It was taken to Carr’s undertaking parlors and kept until Monday
when it was taken to Walnut church in Spruce township, where funeral services
were held. The Odd Fellows Lodge at Urich had charge of the service.
Mr. Ashbury formerly lived near Ballard and was highly respected. He was 44
years old. -- The Adrian Journal, June 6,1912, Page 1 column 3, Death
Porter, J. R.
J. R. Porter was born in Tenn. July 7th 1835. Came to Missouri with his
parents in early childhood, settled in Cass county near Pleasant Hill; went with
his older brother to California in 1855, remained until the close of the Civil
War. His father, Jas. B. Porter, being killed during the war, he came home to
care for his mother and sisters. After the death of his mother in 1869, he with
his sisters moved to California. The sisters died of smallpox in 1877. He then
came to Bates county to care for his widowed sister and children, Mrs. Howard;
since that time he had made his home with some member of this family. He lived
with Mrs. A. Deffenbaugh, of Adrian for seven years, and had made his home with
H. R. Howard for eighteen years previous to his death. Went to Washington in
1902. Departed this life May 2, 1912; aged 76 years, 9 months and 25 days; was
laid to rest in the cemetery at Kennewick, Washington. He leaves one sister,
Mrs. Margaret Allen of Kennewick, a brother, J. F. Porter, of Kingsville, Mo., a
nephew and family, nieces and families, and a host of friends to mourn their
Mr. Porter was a lover of children, a strong attachment grew between him and his
sister and the Howard children, also the Deffenbaugh boys, and last for his
nephew’s children. Velma and Glenn Howard, who were a great comfort to him in is
Mr. Porter was united with the Presbyterian church in 1885 and a steadfast
Christian, spent much time in reading his Bible. -- The Adrian Journal, June 6,
1912, Page 1 column 4, Death
Mrs. Thomas Courtney who died in Texas was buried at Burdett. Funeral
services were held in Drexel. -- The Adrian Journal, June 6, 1912, Page 2 column
Died Saturday morning, May 25th, Hazel, daughter of C. E. Smith
who lives one miles east of Archie; aged 21 years, 6 months and 15 days. The
funeral was preached by Rev. Loch, of the Archie Methodist church, burial in
Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 30, 1912, Page 8 column 3,
Abraham Tilley was born May 6, 1840, and died May 21, 1912, aged 72 years
and 15 days.
Mr. Tilley was born in Silver county, Kentucky, in his younger days he moved to
Indiana, thence to Missouri in 1869. At the age of 21 years he united with the
Baptist church, but for the last twenty years he and been a member of the United
Brethren church. His wife preceded him in death 36 years ago. The following
children survive him: Mrs. Addleman and Mrs. Shelton of Adrian; Mrs. Huston of
Kansas and Ed Tilley, of Kansas City.
Mr. Tilley served in the union army during the war.
Funeral services were held from the daughter’s home Wednesday morning, conducted
by Rev. Wood; burial in the Everett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 23,
1912, Page 1 column 5, Death
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a boy baby to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Greenwood Friday. -- The Adrian Journal, May 23, 1912, Page 5 column 5, Birth
Coffman, C. L.
Two Men Killed In Adrian
While switching cars in the yards here about 10:30 yesterday morning the engine
on the south bound local ran into a defective switch and turned over, instantly
killing engineer Wm. O’Connell and Fireman C. L. Coffman. A boy who was riding
with the fireman and who was ringing the bell at the time of the wreck was
thrown out of the engine and was not hurt.
The two men jumped together but before they could get out of the way the falling
tender caught them, crushing them into a heap. The engineer had set the brakes
and reversed his engine before jumping.
The engineer’s body was partially dug out before the wreck train arrived, but it
was not possible to get them out until the tender was lifted.
They were taken to H. T. Carr’s undertaking establishment and as soon as the
coroner came an inquest was held. They railroad men and several eye witnesses
were examined and the jury returned the following verdict. Upon full inquiry
concerning the facts and a careful examination of said bodies do find that the
deceased came to their deaths from being crushed under the tender: death
probably instantaneous. -- The Adrian Journal, May 23, 1912, Page 1 column 3,
Oscar Wineland was born in Illinois, March 19, 1864, and departed this life
May 8, 1012; aged 48 years, 1 months and 19 days. He had been a resident of
Bates county since he was nineteen years old, until three years ago when he
moved to Parker, Kansas, where he died. March 3, 1887, Mr. Wineland was united
in marriage with Miss Serena Timmons, to this union four children were born,
three sons and one daughter, all of whom are living, also his wife and aged
mother. He was a loving husband and father, devoted to his family and
friends. He was an honorable, upright citizen and a faithful member of the I.
O. O. F.
Oscar Wineland was widely known in this part of the county and had many friends
who will be pained to learn of his death.
Funeral services were held from the Mt. Olivet church last Thursday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. Erdman. The ritualistic burial service of the Odd Fellows
The wife, children and aged mother have the sympathy of their many friends in
this their great sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, May 23, 1912, Page 10 column 4,
Frank Bowman and Miss Ruth Bell drove to Butler last Friday morning and were
married by Probate Judge Henry. The returned to this city and visited relatives
and friends until Tuesday. They will make their home in St. Joseph.
The bride was one of this city’s finest girls, popular and accomplished, and an
active worker in church circles. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
The groom is an Adrian boy, who is located in St. Joseph, where he is an
embalmer for a big undertaking establishment. He is going to the top in his
These young people have the congratulations and best wishes of all. -- The
Adrian Journal, May 9,1912, Page 1 column 1, Marriage
Ficklin, G. W.
G. W . Ficklin, one of the pioneers in this part of Bates county, died at
his residence in this city Saturday morning, May 6, aged 73 years, 1 month and
14 days. He had been seriously ill for several months and his death was not
He was born near Mt. Sterling in Montgomery county, Ky., March 20, 1839. He
grew to manhood in Kentucky. Was converted at and joined the Acimore Christian
church when he was twenty years old.
Was united in marriage to Elizabeth Miller August 28, 1862. To this union
eight children were born, four boys and four girls. Of these two preceded him
in death, one boy and one girl. He moved from Kentucky to Springfield, Ill., in
1865 and from there to Bates county in 1870, where he resided until his death,
with the exception of one year.
Mr. Ficklin was a man of sterling worth and had the admiration and respect of
all who knew him. A good man is gone.
Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev.
A. Showalter. Interment was made at Crescent Hill. -- The Adrian Journal, May
9, 1912, Page 1 column 3, Death
Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Corbin, Thursday, May 2nd, a fine
girl. Mother and babe reported doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, May 9, 1912,
Page 8 column 3, Birth
A girl baby was born to Mrs. C. E. Gutshall April 27th. -- The
Adrian Journal, May 9, 1912, Page 4 column 3, Birth
Thomas Ehler, who died in Morris county, Kansas, was buried in the Everett
cemetery Sunday afternoon, April 28th. Rev. Weir, who was
formerly pastor of the Everett Baptist church preached the funeral. -- The
Adrian Journal, May 9, 1912, Page 5 column 2, Death
Mrs. J. W. Jamison, wife of John W. Jamison, cashier of the F & M Bank of
Rich Hill, died Sunday morning of acute Bright’s disease with complications
after an illness of a week. Mrs. Jamison was widely known and popular and was a
talented musician and vocalist. The funeral was held Tuesday. -- The Adrian
Journal, May 2, 1912, Page 1 column 3, Death
Miss Josephine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hyatt, of near Adrian, and
Claude W., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mahan were united in marriage at the home
of the bride’s parents Saturday evening, April 27, at 8 o’clock; only relatives
and intimate friends attending.
The house was profusely decorated with apple blossoms and smilax.
The bride is a talented musician and a graduate of the Warrensburg
conservatory. She wore a dress of French voile and bridal veil and orange
blossoms, carrying a bouquet of white roses.
The groom is a University of Missouri man. He is engaged in the real estate and
insurance business in this city and is a rising young business man.
Preceding the wedding ceremony Mrs. S. W. Barr, of Butler, sang Spring tide,
accompanied by Mrs. A. E. Pollock, of Warrensburg; followed by Mendelssohn’s
Wedding March and Lohrengrin.
The ceremony was performed by Elder Leslie Lucas, of Lee’s Summit. A three
course dinner was served, during which time Miss Winifred Pharis furnished
The happy couple left for a short wedding trip including Springfield, Mo., and
Eureka Springs, Ark., after which they will make their home in Adrian. -- The
Adrian Journal, May 2, 1912, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
We are sorry to report the death of Grandpa Walker, which occurred on
Saturday, April 20th. He was in his eighty fifth year. He was
buried Sunday at the Sharon cemetery, funeral services conducted by Rev.
Prevo, of the Burdett Baptist church. -- The Adrian Journal, May 2, 1912, Page 5
column 5, Death
Mrs. Ona Hartsall died at her home six miles southeast of Adrian, Wednesday
April 17th after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. Funeral
services will be held from the Mt. Olivet church this Thursday morning at 10
o’clock. Burial in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 18,
1912, Page 4 column 3, Death
Carrie Meisker, of Archie, 16 years old, committed suicide last Thursday
afternoon by discharging the contents of a shotgun into her right eye. She had
gone out to hunt ducks, leaving her home at about 2 o’clock in the afternoon.
Failing to return when she was expected a search was instituted with the result
that her lifeless body was found at 6 o’clock. It is though that she had been
dead about an hour when the body was discovered. Miss Meisker had written a not
in the mud with a stick stating that she be buried by the side of her mother in
a Kansas City cemetery, she also wrote the names of her brother and sisters, but
assigned reason for her rash act.
Miss Meisker made her home with her sister on a farm near Archie. Her father, a
brother and sister reside in Kansas City.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the home Saturday morning and
the body buried in the Austin cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 11, 1912,
Page 1 column 3, Death
James Isaac Simpson was born Jan. 17, 1850 in the state of Kentucky and died
March 16, 1912. Was married Feb. 18, 1872 to Addie Bell, who departed this life
March 10, 1897. To this union were born 6 children, 5 of whom are living, viz:
Mrs. Carrie Ohler, of Stavely, Canada; Jeptha Simpson, of Optic, Canada; James
J. Simpson of Grainfield, Kansas; Josie J. Workman, present address unknown, and
Eliza Arrick, Adrian, Mo. On Oct. 2, 1900, was married to Myrtle Switzer, who
departed this life April 3, 1909. To this union 2 children were born, viz: Alma
G. and Virgil B. Was again married to Malissie Switzer in Feb. 1910.
James Simpson had resided in this county for forty years and had always been a
good citizen, a good neighbor and loyal friend. When a young man he united with
the Christian church and lived a consistent Christian life. He was a good man
and will be missed. -- The Adrian Journal, April 11, 1912, Page 1 column 4,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Fenton March 28, a fine girl. -- The Adrian
Journal, April 11, 1912, Page 7 column 4, Birth
Mrs. Carl Ewing, a prominent woman of Creighton, died suddenly at her home
in Creighton Tuesday. The report is that she had been in her usual health. She
went upstairs about three o’clock in the afternoon, later some member of the
family went upstairs and found Mrs. Ewing dead. -- The Adrian Journal, April 4,
1912, Page 4 column 2, Death
Mrs. P. A. Bruce died at her home in this city Friday morning, March 22,
1912, after a lingering illness from a complications of ailments; aged 53 years,
1 months and 14 days.
Rhoda Ann Phillips was born in Cass county, Missouri, February 8 1859, and spent
all the years of her life in Cass and Bats counties. On November 11, 1875 she
was united in marriage with P. A. Bruce, who still survives her. No children
were born to this union, but she was foster mother to one daughter, Mrs. Ina
Bruce Lankford, of Stratford, Texas. In 1874 Miss Phillips was converted and
united with the New Hope Baptist church during a meeting held a that place by
Rev. J. W. Sage. At the time of her death she was a devoted member of the Adrian
Baptist church, having moved to Adrian with her husband and foster daughter in
Mrs. Bruce was truly a devout Christian lady, loyal to the cause of her master
and ever willing to work as an humble servant in his vineyard. She was quiet
and unassuming in the social world but those nearest her found in her an ardent
friend and sympathetic adviser. The church has lost one of its most loyal
workers in the death of this good woman, and those who are left deeply mourn her
Funeral services over the remains were held from her late home Friday afternoon
March, 22, 1912, conducted by Rev. J. W. Sage, under whose ministry she was
converted thirty eight years ago. Mr. Sage delivered an able address.
Saturday morning the remains were taken to Peculiar, Cass county, and there laid
to rest among her family dead. W. H. DeArmond, a cousin of Judge Bruce, Mrs.
Maggie McCombs, a neighbor, Mesdames Laughlin, Powell and Bailey of Peculiar,
sisters of the deceased, with the bereaved husband, accompanied the remains to
their last resting place. -- The Adrian Journal, March 28, 1912, Page 1 column
Jas. W. Sexton, editor of the Garden City Vies, and Miss Elizabeth Katherine
Kimberlin, were married last Thursday evening at the home of the bride’s parents
in Garden City. Bro. Sexton, who came to Garden City several years ago from
Sturgeon, publishes a good paper and has made many friends in this part of the
state. Miss Kimberlin is the daughter in a prominent family in eastern Cass
County. -- The Adrian Journal, March 21, 1912, Page 6 column 1, Marriage
Miss Virginia Wheat Atkeson, daughter of W. O. Atkeson, of Butler, died in
the University hospital in Kansas City Sunday morning from the effects of an
operation. Funeral services were held from the Atkeson home in Butler Monday
afternoon. -- The Adrian Journal, March 14, 1912, Page 5 column 1, Death
Mrs. Dora B. Cook died at her home in Kansas City, Kansas, Tuesday, March 12th,
after a protracted illness; aged 36 years.
She is survived by a son, 18 years old, her mother, Mrs. M. F. Moore, of
Westmoreland, Kan., a brother, Postmaster parish, of this city; a sister, Mrs.
H. C. Bower, of Colorado, Springs. Mrs. Cook was the youngest child of the
late W. D. Parish.
The body was brought to Adrian Thursday and the funeral services over the
remains were held from the home of W. W. Parish at 2 o’clock p.m., conducted by
Rev. w. K. Chatten. Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian
Journal, March 14, 1912, Page 5 column 3, Death
McCombs, J. W.
Jesse Warren McCombs died at his home in Independence, Missouri, Monday
night, March 11, 1912, after a struggle of five with typhoid fever, aged 37
years, 3 months and 13 days.
From the time Mr. McCombs was first stricken with the disease his condition was
serious and the attending physicians worked will all the skill known to the
profession to stay the progress of the disease. Dr. Twyman, of Independence, was
in charge of the case, with Dr. Robinson, of Adrian, in frequent consultation
and a specialist of Kansas City was called to the case, but all efforts to save
the patient were unavailing.
Jesse Warren son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. McCombs, was born in Edmonson, Kentucky,
November 27, 1874, when he was quite small his parents moved to Bats county,
Missouri, locating near Altona, where they resided until 1890, when they moved
to Adrian. Warren graduated from the Adrian high School in the class of 1891,
the next year he taught school at Altona. In the summer of 1892 he accepted a
position with the Adrian Banking Company as clerk; he remained with this
institution until August 1st, 1911. He came up from clerk to cashier
of the bank, which position he held for several years, and filled it with marked
ability. His able management of the affairs of this institution attracted the
attention of financiers and he was called to the position of cashier of the Bank
of Independence, Mo., which position he held at the time of his death. His work
there was characterized by that same business acumen that he had shown in this
management of the bank here.
Warren McCombs was a big hearted man sympathetic and helpful to those in
trouble, loyal to his convictions, personally clean, public spirited and
progressive; cheerful of disposition, always ready for a round of mirth with his
friends; better all these he was loyal to his family and parents, such briefly
were the traits of character which made Warren McCombs popular in the social and
Mr. McCombs was united in marriage with Miss Zoma Harrison June 9,1897 to this
union one child was born, little Miss Hazel, a bright little girl nine years
old. This was a happy home and upon the wife, daughter, father and mother,
this death comes a staggering blow. Only those who have stood beside the bier
of a departed member of the family can know the heart pang that it brings. It
make a sore that never heals, brings a pain that is perpetual. One deeply
cherishes the sympathy friends in such an hour, but that does not stop the
sting. Mr. McCombs was a member of Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 A.F. & A.M.,
Adrian Lodge No. 13 I.O.O.F., Butler Lodge of Elks, Adrian Camp M. W. A.
Funeral services were held from the home of E. S. Harrison Wednesday afternoon
at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. W. K. Chatten. Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery.
-- The Adrian Journal, March 14, 1912, Page 1 column 4, Death
Mrs. W. R. Alexander died at her home in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, March 4,
1912, of cancer.
The body was brought to Adrian Wednesday. Funeral services were held from the
Adrian Baptist church conducted by Elder A. Showalter. Burial in Crescent Hill
Mrs. Alexander was born and raised in this community and was known as an
excellent lady of exemplars Christian character.
A husband and several children are left to mourn and in their sorrow they have
the sympathy of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, March 7,1912, Page 1 column 3,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Buckles are the proud parents of a fine 8 lb. boy bay,
which came to brighten their home Thursday.
-- The Adrian Journal, February 29, 1912, Page 5 column 4, Birth
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Chambers are the proud parents of a baby boy which came
to make its home with them Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, February 22, 1912,
Page 7 column 5, Birth
The Methodist Episcopal church of Adrian, Mo., was the scene of a brilliant
wedding last Thursday evening, February 8, 1912, when Miss Josephine Cook Smith
became the bride of Mr. Bryant Scofield Cromer, of Kansas City, Missouri. The
ceremony was preformed at 6 o’clock by the Rev. J. M. Cromer, D. D., father of
the groom, assisted by the Rev. Wm. K, Chatten, of this city. The entire
Methodist Episcopal ring ceremony was used.
The church was beautifully decorated, the altar being banked with ferns and
Mrs. Howard I. Smith played the wedding music, rendering “Grand Polka De
Concert” first and “Annie Laurie” during the ceremony. Mr. Howard I. Smith,
brother of the bride, sang “Believe Me All Those Endearing Young Charms.” also
Miss Helen Smith, sister of the bride sang “O Promise Me”. Lohengrin Bridal
Chorus was played as the wedding party entered. Little Pauline Smith niece of
the bride, clad in a dainty white lingerie frock was the flower girl and Master
John C. Smith Jr., carried the ring in a huge white lily.
The dainty blonde bride who was given in marriage by her father Mr. J. C. Smith
was simply gowned in white satin meteor with long graceful empire lines and a
court train. The bridal veil was held in place with orange blossoms, and she
carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses and lilies of the valley, her only
ornament was a heavy gold necklace which is an heirloom in the grooms family.
The bride was attend by Miss Dora Palmer, of Kansas City, Mo., as maid of
honor. She was exquisitely gowned in yellow Messalina veiled with yellow
marquisette and carried a bouquet of yellow roses.
Mr. Cromer had as his best man, Mr. W. W. Jones, of Kansas City, Mo.
The ushers were: Messrs Clyde Packer, John Dowell, Jr., Homer Tuttle, and Virgil
After the ceremony a reception was given at the residence for the relatives. An
excellent two course turkey dinner was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Cromer left Friday morning for Kansas where they will be pleased to
have their many friends call on the.
-- The Adrian Journal, Page 1 column 1, Marriage
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