Bates County News



 

The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri

Jan. 30, 1913 - Dec. 25, 1913

(Some of the 1913 papers are badly torn)
 

Nelson, Mrs. W. H.
Mrs. W.H. Nelson died at her home, six miles northeast of Adrian, Friday, December 18, 1913; aged forty seven years.
Mrs. Nelson was born in Penn and at the age of twenty years was united in marriage with Mr. Nelson, who with three children survives her.  At an early age Mrs. Nelson embraced Christ and died in that faith of the “Lord Jesus Christ”.
For two years or more she had been a constant sufferer, but bore her affliction with patient resignation and Christian fortitude.  She was an excellent Christian woman, a good neighbor, a loving wife and mother.  The bereft husband and children have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in their great affliction.’
Funeral services over the remains were held from the Crescent Hill church, conducted by Rev. Baker, of Kansas City, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 25, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Burton-Cantrell
William Burton, Jr., of Topeka, Kansas, and Miss Nettie Cantrell, of the Altona neighborhood, were married at Butler Saturday, December 19, 1913, Rev. Claude S. Hanby, pastor of the Ohio Street M. E. church, officiating.
The bride is the handsome daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Cantrell, of Shawnee township and is a young lady of the highest type.  The groom is the son of Mr.  W. M. Burton, and grew to manhood in Adrian.  He holds a good position as electrician with the Santa Fe railway at Topeka, Kansas, and is making good.
The happy couple will  make their home in Topeka, Kansas where they will be followed by the good wishes of a host of friends in which the Journal heartily joins. -- The Adrian Journal, December 25, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Lacy-Roach
Elmer Lacy and Miss Maude Roach, prominent young people of the Burdett neighborhood, were united in marriage at the home of Rev. R. L. Wood, this city, Tuesday, December 23, 1913, Rev. Wood officiating.
The groom is the son of Geo. Lacy, of East Boone township, and the bride the daughter of Henry Roach, of the same township.  They are worthy and highly respected young people and the Journal joins their many friends in extending best wishes for their continued success. -- The Adrian Journal, December 25, 1913, Page 4 column 1, Marriage
 

Brown-Allen
Gentry Brown and Miss Minnie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Allen, were married at the home of the bride’s parents six miles northwest of Adrian, Tuesday night, December 23, 1913, Rev. R. L. Wood officiating.
The contracting parties are numbered among the very best people in this community. The are natives of this county and have spent their lives here. -- The Adrian Journal, December 25, 1913, Page 5 column 2, Marriage
 

Bishop, Harry
Harry Bishop of Nevada was killed in Rich Hill last week while trying to board a moving freight train. -- The Adrian Journal, December 18, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death

 Harry Bishop, 22 years old, of Nevada, was killed at Rich Hill Tuesday night. Bishop attempted to board the Red Ball while it was in motion and was thrown under the wheels and sustained injuries from which he died in a few hours.  His body was badly mangled. -- The Adrian Journal, December 11, 1913, Page 7 column 4, Death
 

Cheesman, Wm.
Wm. Cheesman, formerly of Garden City, was found dead in bed last Saturday morning.  He was 27 years of age. --
The Adrian Journal, December 18, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Conard, Ann Susannah
Mrs. Ann Susannah Conard died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Erhart, Ness City, Kansas, Friday, December 12, 1913; aged 86 years, 9 months and 21 days.
Ann Susannah Neer was born in Londen county, Virginia, February 19 1827.  She was married to A. A. Conard March 3, 1846, in the county of her birth, to this union fourteen children were born, six of whom are living, viz: A. A. Conrad, LaCross, Kansas; F. A. Conard, Rush Center, Kansas; A. B. Conard, Kansas; Mrs. J.H. Bowman, Adrian; Ross Conrad, Butler, and Mrs. A.J. Erhart, Ness City, Kansas.  In 1853 the Conrad family moved to Jackson county, Missouri, and resided there until 1869, when they moved to Bates county, where Mrs.  Conard resided continuously until the spring of this year when she moved to Kansas with her daughter, Mrs. Erhart.  Mrs. Conrad was converted in youth and united with the M. E. church, when she moved to Missouri she united with the M. E. Church South and remained a member of same until she moved to Adrian in 1893, when she united with the U. B. church, remaining a member of same until death.
Grandma Conard was a sweet spirited Christian woman, loved and respected by all who knew her.  In her home she was a faithful wife, a loving and devoted mother, and her children revere her memory.  Besides her children she leaves sixty grand children, forty seven great grandchildren, a brother and sister to mourn their loss.
The body was brought to Adrian Sunday morning and taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Bowman. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the United Brethren church and were conducted by the Rev. C. A . Eerdman, pastor of the Methodist church, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery beside those of her husband, who preceded her in death years ago. -- The Adrian Journal, December 18, 1913, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Ficklin, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Miller was born at Mount Sterling, Montgomery county, Kentucky, April 1, 1843, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Gutshall, November 29, 1913; aged 70 years 7 months and 28 days.
Miss Miller was married at Mount Sterling to G. W. Ficklin, August 28, 1862, the husband preceded her in death May 2, 1912.  To this union eight children were born, two preceded the parents in death.
Mrs. Ficklin made peace with the Master at an early age and united with the Christian church of which she remained a loving Christian until death.  She was patient and uncomplaining thru her long suffering, ever displaying the spirit of the Master, in whom she trusted.  She was a loving mother, a faithful wife and a kind neighbor. The grave does not close over the life of Grandma Ficklin, she still lives in the hearts of her family and friends. -- The Adrian Journal, December 4,1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Cox-Taylor
Mr. Joseph Cox and Miss  Laura Taylor, prominent young people of Elkhart township, were married last Sunday afternoon.  The contracting parties are well known and worthy, industrious and energetic. -- The Adrian Journal, December 4, 1913, Page 4 column 1, Marriage
 

Ewing, baby boy
A boy baby was born to Mrs.  Floyd Ewing Thursday night. -- The Adrian Journal, December 4, 1913, Page 5 column 1, Birth
 

Queen, Sam
Constable Queen, who was shot by a bandit at Rich Hill the early part of last week, died at his home in Hume last Friday morning.  It is too bad that men should died in the performance of duty. -- The Adrian Journal, December 4r, 1913, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Decker, Mr.
Queen, Sam
Bates county now has two murder cases on hand.  Mr. Decker was murdered near Amsterdam Oct. 11th, and Sam Queen shot at Rich Hill Nov. 22nd, and died at Hume Nov. 28th.  It is hoped that the guilty parties will be punished according to the enormity of the crimes. -- The Adrian Journal, December 4, 1913, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Humphrey, S. R.
S. R. Humphrey, a prominent citizen of Hume, died suddenly Friday morning from heart failure. -- The Adrian Journal, November 27, 1913, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Sage, John
John W. Sage, of Adrian, Mo., was born in Lee county, Virginia, May 27, 1837, and entered into rest November 21, 1913; aged 76 years, 5 months and 26 days.
He left Virginia with his mother in 1840 and came to Independence, Mo., where he grew to manhood and married March 31, 1859, to Sarah E. Smith, Enoch Smith, who survives him.  They lived together 54 years and 7 months. To this union were born nine children, five sons and four daughters. The oldest son and daughter died in infancy, a grown son, married, died three years ago at Haynes, Ore. Three sons and three daughters survive him and with his wife and mother mourn the loss of a most loving, sympathetic father and noble, tender husband.  The children are: Mrs.  Mattie Daniel, LaCygne, Kansas; Mrs. Lou Shelton, Adrian, Mo.; Susie Vernon, Whiting, Kan.; Chas. Sage, LaCygne, Kan.; Wm. Sage, Wichita, Kan.; Pearl Sage, Kansas City, Mo.  He also has 33 grand children and 9 great grandchildren.
Bro. Sage’s childhood and youth were spent among the early settlers and Indians.  The writer remembers hearing him many times converse about his life and adverse when driving an ox  team across the plains, making eighteen trips.  He was well posted on the Santa Fe trail and we have often heard him sing the Indian language, and his was a beautiful voice for singing that has now joined the heavenly Choir.  His schooling was meager but such a massive mind could learn from all nature. Sermons stones and books from running brooks.  He delved into God’s Word without human aid only as it was revealed to him by the Great Author and Teacher.
He was converted early in the 60’s and united with the Mill Creek Baptist church.  He was licensed by his church to preach the gospel in the year 1867.  He was ordained to the full work of the ministry October 31, 1868.  Since that time he has preached the Gospel faithfully in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Washington, Oregon and New Mexico. All these years up to ten days of his death he was a faithful and devoted worker in his Master’s vineyard, doing a great deal of his work among weak churches, where little salary was received and while raising his family laboring early and late on the farm for their sport, riding on horseback long distances through storms and icy cold to meet his appointments.  His Christian character and ministerial work stand as a monument to his memory being ever ready with a word of condolence for the stricken and a word of advice and admonition for the wayward.  He counted his friends by the number of people who knew him.  Funeral services over the remains were held at Amsterdam, Mo., that being the old West Point church where he labored so many years; his home being in Linn Co., Kansas, one half mile from West Point, Mo.  A large concourse of people waited patiently at the church for more than an hour to look for the last time on the face of their friend.
Rev. R. L. Wood, pastor of the Adrian Baptist church, where Bro. Sage was a member at the time of his death, preached a splendid sermon from the text: Numbers 12 chapter. And 10 verse. -- The Adrian Journal, November 27, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Miller, Albert D.
Died at the home of his brother David E. Miller on Wednesday Nov. 2, Albert D. Miller, funeral services at the residence Thursday 11 a.m. Rev. Timplin officiating, interment in  I.O.O.F. cemetery south of town.
Albert Dodd Miller was born March 12, 1847, in McClain county, Illinois, and departed life Nov. 5, 1913 near Blackwell Okla. Aged 66 years, 8 months and 12 days, with his parents he moved to VanBuren county Iowa in 1853 and from there to Bates county Missouri in 1870 where he resided with his parents until their death, he remained single and since 1897 has made his home with his brother David  E. Miller and daughter near Blackwell, Okla.  He was loved and respected by all who knew him, but will be most sadly missed by those in the home of which he was so long a member.   In September 1910 he suffered a partial stroke of paralysis since which time he has been a great sufferer.
He leaves to mourn his death two brothers and numerous other relatives and friends.  All that kind hearts and loving hands could do to relieve his suffering, but death claimed him at 11:30 Wednesday and he passed to that great beyond where pain is no more. -- The Adrian Journal, November 27, 1913, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Couchman, Lynval
Lynval Couchman was born February 8, 1908, and died at St. Mary’s hospital at Kansas city, Saturday morning November 15, 1913, aged 5 years 9 months and 7 days.  Lynval had been ill for some months and was taken to Kansas City about four weeks ago for an operation. The operation was a very critical one, the trouble being in the lower bowels, a part of the bowels was removed.  He rallied and for a time his recovery seemed assured, but he suddenly became worse and passed away as above stated.
The body was brought to Adrian Sunday noon and the funeral services were held from the Baptist church Monday morning conducted by the pastor, Rev.  R. L. Wood, after which the body was laid to rest in the Mt. Olivet cemetery.  The mother nursed the boy during his long illness.  The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of friends in the great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, November 20, 1913, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Kline, baby girl
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a girl to Mrs. Amos Kline Monday night. -- The Adrian Journal, November 20, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Birth
 

Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Smith
50th Anniversary
Last Saturday being the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Anderson, but a very bad day, their friends took advantage of weather conditions on Sun day and marched in at the noon hour with well filled baskets and in a few minutes had a table groaning from the weight of everything nice and good to eat.  Mr. and Mrs. Anderson made a full surrender to the occasion and opened every part of their hose to over fifty of their friends and neighbors, who in turn were made happy by the manner in which the bride and groom accepted their surprise.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were married near Manchester, England, November 15, 1863.  The have two daughters living, on in Portland, Oregon, who remembered the occasion by shipping a fine golden wedding cake and two ten dollar gold pieces. The other daughter, who had previously visited them, lives in Nebraska, but could not be here.
Mr. Anderson in his youthful days was a man of fine business ability. He has crossed the ocean with his bride three times. And in all Mr. Anderson has crossed his thirty third time, being connected in business on both sides of the waters.  Now they are slowly sailing the ocean of time, soon their little baroque cast anchor and may it be in a haven where parting will be no more.
The evening was spent in singing the old time sons, one of which the hostess rendered fittingly to the occasion and to people of their years.  As a remembrance of the occasion a five dollar collection was taken for suitable present.
The evening being so joyously spent and the sun sinking in the West, the house was called to order and prayer was offered by Grant Wolfe, then all departed, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Anderson many more such pleasant days. -- The Adrian Journal, November 20, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Anniversary
 

Sims, Grandpa
Grandpa Sims, of Passaic, died suddenly last Friday night.  He went to bed in his usual health and spirits. Mrs. Sims awoke about eleven o’clock and found her husband death.  Mr. Sims was well advanced in years and death is supposed to have resulted from heart failure. -- The Adrian Journal, November 13, 1913, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Lewis, Rev.
Rev. Lewis, a pioneer Baptist preacher, died at his home near Amsterdam Sunday. Rev. Lewis was widely known in this part of the state and his death will be mourned by many. -- The Adrian Journal, November 13, 1913, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Richardson-Wood
As we go to press we received word that Dr. L. W. Richardson of this city, and Miss Lora Woods were married at the home of the bride’s parents in Butler, last night.
Time will not permit us to give an extended notice at this time, besides the contracting parties are too well and favorably known here to need extended comment. -- The Adrian Journal,  November 20,, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

Packer-Wright
Mr. Clyde Packer of Adrian, and Miss Juanita Wright, of Kansas City, were married at the residence of the bride’s parents Wednesday, November 5, 1913, at 4 o’clock p.m., Rev.  Wright, the bride’s uncle, officiated.
The groom is a prominent young business man of this city and is a worthy gentleman who will make good.
The bride has visited here on several occasions and is a charming young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, November 6, 1913, Page 4 column 2, Marriage
 

Gwinn, Mrs. C. K.
Mrs. C. K. Gwinn died in South McAllister, Oklahoma last Saturday f cancer of the stomach.  The body was brought to Passaic Monday and taken to Mt. Olivet for burial.  Rev. Snow, of Butler, preached the funeral sermon.
Mrs. Gwinn formerly lived in the Mt. Olivet neighborhood and was a most excellent woman. A husband and two sons are left to mourn their loss.  Jesse Knight, foster son, resides in the Mt. Olivet neighborhood. -- The Adrian Journal, November 6, 1913, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Ralston, J. M.
J.M. Ralston was born March 5, 1837 in Sullivan county, Indiana, and died November 1, 1913: aged 76 years, 7 months and 26 days.
He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth McClellan, February 27, 1862.  To this union four children were born.  The wife and one daughter preceded him in death.  Those who survive are J. W. Ralston and Mrs. E. J. Graves, of Cedar Hill, New Mexico; Mrs. F. P. Ray, of near Adrian, with whom he had made his home for the past twenty nine years.
He leaves two sisters and a host of friends to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday, November 2, conducted by Rev. Stanley, pastor of the Altona Baptist church.  The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, November 6,1913, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Drury-Simpson
John Drury and Mrs. Mellissa Simpson were married at Butler last Saturday, Judge B.  F. Jeter officiating. -- The Adrian Journal, October 23, 1913, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Ross, William W.
William W. Ross died at his home in Butler last Monday morning aged 78 years.
Mr. Ross was well known here and loved by all who knew him.  He build many of the brick buildings in this city.  Mr.  Ross was a prominent Baptist, a Mason and an Odd Fellow.   Funeral services were held from the Butler Baptist church Tuesday afternoon.
A good man has gone to his reward and his demise is mourned by many. -- The Adrian Journal, October 23, 1913, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Young, B. F.
B. F. Young died at his home in Mound City, Kansas, Saturday, October 25, 1913; aged 61 years, 2 months and 11 days.
Mr. Young was born in McLean county, Illinois, August 14, 1852, and moved to Crescent Hill in 1867, residing in this county until about fifteen years ago he moved to Kansas.  In 1878 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Eyman.  To this union five children were born, viz: Robert, Ona, Alma, Brit and Glenn.  Ona preceded her father in death several years.  The widow and four children survive.
Mr. Young was an honorable man and good citizen.
The body was brought to Adrian Monday and laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, October 23, 1913, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Bowman, baby boy
We received a card from Harrisonville Wednesday morning announcing the birth of a boy baby to Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Bowman, weight 7 lbs., mother and son doing well, did in a serious condition. -- The Adrian Journal, October 23, 1913, Page 4 column 3, Birth
 

Decker, L. W.
L. W. Decker, 73 years old, was found dead at his home 3 miles south of Amsterdam, Sunday morning. Everything indicates that Mr. Decker had been murdered.  A coroners jury was summoned and found that death was caused by strangulation.  It is supposed that Mr. Decker was murdered but no clue has been found to the guilty party. -- The Adrian Journal, October 16 1913, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Kienberger-Delamater
Gus Kienberger, cashier of a bank at Rich Hill, and Miss Lona Delamater were married in Florida last week. -- The Adrian Journal, October 16, 1913, Page 1 column 6, Marriage
 

Wimsatt, baby boy
Dr. Floyd Bates reports the birth of a boy baby to Mrs. John Wimsatt last Sunday.  Papa John is said to be doing well.
-- The Adrian Journal, October 156, 1913, Page 4 column 6, Birth
 

Keeton, James
James Keeton, who was injured in a runaway, at the Long far, two weeks ago, died at his home near Elkhart last Sunday morning.  At the time of the accident he was paralyzed from the arms down and never regained the use of himself.
Mr. Keeton was about 62 years old and had resided in Elkhart township for many years, where he was well and favorably known.  He owned a valuable  farm with he managed successfully.  He left no family, having lost his wife and a child when a young man.
He is survived by several sisters and brothers.  Funeral services were held Monday. -- The Adrian Journal, October 9, 1913, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

App, Harriett
Harriett S. App died at her home 2 miles southeast of Austin Saturday, October 4, 1913:aged 90 years, 5 months and 21 days.
Harriett Snyder was born at Seling’s Grove, Pa.  April 13, 1823 and was the daughter of George and Ellen Snyder, and grand daughter of ex-Gov. Snyder, of Pa., known as the Dutch Governor, also direct descendent of Commodore Perry.  She was united in marriage with J. M. App Dec. 27, 1848. To this union seven children were born, six of whom are living, one died in infancy.  The living children are Emily C., Jno. O., Adrian; Ellen Hogan, Mussel Shell, Mont.; Geo. S., H. L. Fresno, California; Kittie C., Emily, Geo. Are single and lived on the home farm with their mother.
In 1860 the App family moved to Northern Indiana, and in 1863 to Illinois, thence to Missouri in 1866 locating on the farm where she died.  The husband preceded her in death about ten years.  Mrs. App was confirmed in the Lutheran church in childhood, after coming west she united with the Presbyterian church and remained a member of same until death. Grandma app was a talented woman and possessed a kindly and helpful disposition.  She was cultured in music and in her younger days was a fine pianist, in her declining years she retained her love for this art, but perhaps her greatest talent was with the brush.  She was an artist of rare ability.  At the age of eighty two she pained a picture of a castle which artist pronounce a fine production.  She held her interests in this art until the very end of her eventful life.
Grandma App was a woman whose influence in the community was uplifting.  She was a constant inspiration to the young people with whom she came in contact. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Erdman.  Burial was made in the Austin cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, October 9, 1913
 

Switzer-McClure
Jesse Switzer and Miss Mary McClure were united in marriage at the Baptist parsonage Wednesday, Rev. Wood officiating. -- The Adrian Journal, October 9, 1913, Page 5 column 3, Marriage
 

Thompson, Gertrude
Gertrude, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson, died a the home of her parents in Grand River township, Monday, September 22, 1913: aged 12 years, 1 months and 4 days.
Gertrude was born at the farm where she died August 18, 1901, where she spent all the years of her life. She spent the past summer in this city with her aunt, Mrs. Chas. Chapman, and formed many acquaintances who learned to love the little Miss because of her kindly disposition and ladylike bearing.  Gertrude was sick but a short time and her demise came as a great shock to her parents and friends.
Funeral services were held at Altona Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Burial was made in the cemetery at that place. -- The Adrian Journal, September 25, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Feris, M. A.
H. O. Bosley received a message Monday stating that his father in law, M.A. Feris was dead at his home in Wyoming.  No particulars regarding the cause of death were given.  Mrs. Bosley left Tuesday to attend the funeral.  Mr. Feris resided in Bates county many years, but left a few years ago for the home where he died.  He was about 64 years old.  A wife and three children survive him.  The children are: Mrs. Bosley, of near this city, Marshall and Frances, of Riverton.  The family have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, September 25, 1913, Page 6 column 2, Death
 

Watson, Daniel Louis
Daniel Louis Watson was born in Bates county, Missouri, Dec. 14, 1884, and died at his home, Konantz, Colorado, September 8, 1913;aged 28 years, 8 months and 25 days, after an illness of five months.  He was a patient sufferer all through his affliction.  He united with the Baptist church in Altona, Mo., at the age of 16 years.  Was united in marriage with Miss Vivian Ewing, September 4, 1907, and leaves a wife, two baby girls, a father, one sister, one brother, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
He was a kind husband, a loving father, a dutiful son and an affectionate brother, and was loved by all who knew him. -- The Adrian Journal, September 25, 1913, Page 6 column 4, Death
 

Doll-Wackerman
Chris Doll, of Lucas, and Miss Tina Wackerman, of Butler, slipped off to Clinton, Monday Sept 15, 1913, where they were united in marriage by Rev. Lindsay at 1 p.m. at Hotel McConnell, in the presence of a few relatives and friends.
The bride is the youngest  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wash Wackerman and the groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Doll.
The bride wore a gown of white embroidery voile and the groom wore a suit of blue serge.
Mr. and Mrs. Doll will be at home to their many friends on the Watkins farm north of White Oak church. -- The Adrian Journal, September 25, 1913, Page 7 column 1, Marriage
 

Gloyd-Pipes
Mr. Glenn Gloyd and Miss Ida L. Pipes prominent young people of the Altona neighborhood, droved to Butler Wednesday and were married at the parsonage of the Ohio Street Methodist church at 2:30 p.m., the pastor, Rev. Claude S. Hanby, officiating.  They were accompanied by Miss Bettie Cantrell and Mr. Byron Pipes.
The newlyweds will reside on the farm now occupied by the bride’s parents, the latter will move to Texas. -- The Adrian Journal, September 25, 1913, Page 7  column 4, Marriage
 

Colson-Phipps
Mr. Emery Bayord Colson, of Hutchinson, Kansas and Miss Bertie Cecil Phipps, of near Adrian, were united in marriage at Butler today.  The bride recently moved here with her parents from Kansas, locating on the Ashcroft farm which they bought.  She is a handsome and charming young lady.
The groom is a prominent young business man of Hutchinson, Kansas.
After a brief stay here they will go to Kentucky to visit relatives.  They will be at home in Hutchinson after October 25th.
-- The Adrian Journal, September 25,1913, Page 7 column 4, Marriage
 

Phillips, baby boy
J. McLane and wife and their daughter, Mrs. Mary Phillips, who are making an overland trip from Chillicothe arrived here Saturday night.  The daughter became ill and was taken to the city hall, where she gave birth to a boy baby Sunday.  They will resume their journey as soon as the daughter is able to travel.  They were without means and were given attention by local parties. -- The Adrian Journal, September 18, 1913, Page 1 column  4, Birth
 

VanCamp, Robert
Robert VanCamp, who lives near Harrisonville, was run over by  a Kansas City Southern train last week and killed.  It is thought that he was killed by a south bound train and then run over again by a train going north.  The body was cut to pieces and he was identified by his collar which he had in his pocket at the time he was killed.  It is not known how it happened, but it is supposed that he fell between the cars while riding to his home about a mile of Lysle. -- The Adrian Journal, September 11, 1913, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Huston, Sophia
Huston, Sophia Simpson was born October 20, 1822 in Portsmouth, Ohio and died September 4, 1913 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. L. Fair, in Adrian, aged 90 years 10 months and 14 days.
She was married to Uriah Huston in the year 1848 in Stevenson county, Ill., where she had gone with her parents in 1830.  Ten children were born to this union.  Six of these preceded her to the better world. Those left to mourn the loss of this good and devoted mother are: Wm. Huston, of Bellingham, Wash., F. U. Huston, of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. H. L. Fair and Mrs. E. R. Tuttle of Adrian.  Ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren are living.  One sister in Ohio aged 106 years.
She professed faith in Christ and united with the M. E. church in early life and lived a consistent Christian life to the end of her earthly career, telling her children she was ready to go and only waiting for the Lord to call her home.
She came to Missouri with her husband and  children in 1868 and settled on a farm in Bates county, and what is now known as Huston’s addition to Adrian.  Her husband died December 3, 1883.  Since that time she had made her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. E. R. Tuttle, whose home she had only left the day before she died, to spend a few days with Mrs. Fair.  Her advanced age and low vitality could not withstand the intense heat and she peacefully fell asleep.
Grandma, as we loved to call her, will ever be remembered by her many friends and to her splendid housekeeping abilities many a housekeeper in Adrian refers back to the kindly advice and admonitions given them by Grandma Huston.  Her life was one of service to others and she could have truthfully said the words of Christ when here on earth, “I came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.”  She was devotion itself to her children.  Industrious, ambitious, active, full of good humor, it was a pleasure to be in her presence.  She counted her friends by her acquaintances.  She loved God, her home and friends. The children rise up and call her blessed.  Every one who knew her loved and honored her.  Sweet will be the memory of her well spent life.
Funeral services over the remains were held at the M. E. church Friday, Sept. 54th at 2: 00 o’clock conducted by Rev. Erdman.  The pass bearers were Wm. Fair, Floyd, Homer and Leland Tuttle, grandsons, Wesley Cherry, great grandson and Alva Tuttle a loved friends. The choir was composed of Grandmas oldest friends, some had known her all their lives.  May we meet again. -- The Adrian Journal, September 11, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Baily, J. W.
J. W. Bailey, a citizen of Foster for forty years, died last week. -- The Adrian Journal, September 11, 1913, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Goodbar, baby
Mrs. Alex Goodbar found her four week old son dead in bed this morning at 9:30 o’clock. The babe had been quiet longer than usual and the mother went to the bed and found it dead. -- The Adrian Journal, September 11, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Haley, baby girl
A new daughter is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haley. -- The Adrian Journal, September 11, 1913, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Shay, Margaret Jane
Miss Margaret Jane Bateman was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1864 and moved with her parents to Nodaway county, Mo., when a child and to Butler county, Kansas in 1877.
She died at the St. Francis hospital at Wichita, Kansas., Monday evening at 5 o’clock Aug. 25, 1913.
Dec. 25, 1880 she was united in marriage to L.  E. Shay at Plum Grover, Butler county, Kansas, by Rev. Budd. To this union seven children were born, of whom five and her husband survive.  Three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Martha Johnson of Great Bend, Kans., Mrs. Rosa Donnington, of Independence, Mo., Chas. Shay, of Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Dora Mahan, of Leeds, Mo., and John Shay, of Coldwater, Kans.
Mrs. Shay resided in Adrian for a number of years and made many friends here who will be sorry to learn of her death.  One brother, Chas. Bateman, and a sister, Mrs. Bert Forbes, reside in this city. -- The Adrian Journal, September 4,1913, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Moudy, baby girl
Born to Mr. and Mrs.  C. A. Moudy Wednesday the 3rd, a fine girl baby. -- The Adrian Journal, September 4, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Brith
 

Feris-Briscoe
Leslie V. Feris, of near Adrian, and Miss Maude Briscoe, of Foster, were married in Butler Monday, Rev. C.H. Tichnor officiating. They returned to Adrian Monday night and Tuesday went to the Feris home in the Fairview neighborhood. -- The Adrian Journal, September 4, 1913, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
 

Sterns, Louisa
Mrs. H. F. Stearns died at her home in this city Monday morning, August 25, 1913, after a lingering illness; aged 72 years, 10 months and 26 days.
Miss Louisa P. Samsson was born near Canton, Illinois, September 29, 1840.  October 6, 1867, when was united in marriage with Mr. H. F . Stearns, to this union four children were born, three of them preceded their mother in death.  Mrs. Edna LaFrance is left with the husband and father to mourn the loss of wife and mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Stearns moved to Bates county, Missouri, in April 1867, and located on a farm one mile south of where Adrian now stands, here they reside until a few years ago, when they moved to Adrian. She and her husband endured all the rigors of pioneer life in this county, but they stood at their post and came out of the trials comfortably fixed.
Mrs. Stearns was raised in the Methodist faith and in 1883 united with the Methodist church. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and daughter Mrs. LaFrance and family and a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, August 28, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death,
 

Moudy-Haggard
Mr. Henry Moudy, Jr., and Miss Cordia Haggard gave their friends a surprise Friday by going to Nevada and getting married. Their intimate friends suspected that they would marry soon but they were left in the dark to the plans of the young people.
Both bride and groom were born and reared in this community and have a wide circle of friends here who wish for them a happy wedded life.
The will reside with the groom’s parents for the present. -- The Adrian Journal, August 21, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Jesse, Nat
Nat Jesse died in Texas Saturday.  The body was brought to Archie for burial Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, August 21, 1913, Page 4 column 6, Death
 

Cruse, Minnie
Miss Minnie Cruse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Cruse, was in Bates county, Missouri, June 22, 1877, and died Sunday, August 3, 1913; aged 36 years, 1 month and 11 days.
Minnie spent all the years of her life in her native county. Twelve years ago she was converted and united with the Progressive Dunkard church under Rev. Showalter.  She lived a devout Christian life.  Minnie was a good woman, devoted to her parents and ever ready to lend a helping hand in the hour of need.  The community mourns with the age parents in this great bereavement which has come to their home.  It is said that family ties must be broken and hearts left desolate, but such come to us in this life. -- The Adrian Journal, August 14, 1913, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Reynolds, baby girl
Born to Glen Reynolds and wife, August 7, a boy baby. -- The Adrian Journal, August 14, 1913, Page 5 column 4, Birth
 

Enos-Lentz
Mr. James Enos and Miss Ruth Lentz were quietly married Thursday evening July 31, by Rev. Irvin Enos at his home.
The bride is the daughter of J.A. Lentz and is popular and charming.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Enos and is a successful young farmer.
These worthy young people have been raised in Bates county and have a host of friends.
About forty of their near relatives and friends awaited their return at F. A. Enos’ and gave them a surprise.
After congratulations were extended they were led to the dining room where an abundance of ice cream and cake were served.
They received many useful presents.
Their many friends extend the happy young couple the best wishes for many years of happiness. -- The Adrian Journal, August 7,1913, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Proctor-Porter
Mr. Virgil Proctor and Miss Cora Porter, prominent young people of this city, surprised their friends by going to Joplin Monday and getting married.  It has been rumored for some time that these young people were to bee married soon, but all, even their parents, expected that the wedding would be at the home of the bride’s parents.
After the ceremony  Mr.  Proctor wired the news here and their friends accepted the news as pleasant surprise.
The contracting parties are numbered among the best young people of this community.  The groom being one of the promising young business men of this city, bright and industrious.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Porter, and is a handsome and accomplished young lady.
They start out in life with the best wishes of their host of friends for their continued happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, August 7, 1913, Page 1 column  4, Marriage
 

Arnold, John E.
John E. Arnold, a citizen of Missouri since 1843, died in Butler last week, aged 83 years. -- The Adrian Journal, August 7, 1917, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Watson, W. A.
William Archie, son of Wm. Watson, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Watson, in Grand River township, Saturday, July 26, 1913; aged 29 years 11 months and 18 days.  He had been ill for the past year of tuberculosis and his death did not come as a surprised to his family and friends.
William Archie  Watson was an exemplary young man, loved and respected by all who knew him. At the age of 14 years he was converted and united with the Altona Baptist church, under the ministry of Rev. Silvius, and lived faithful to his profession until death claimed him.
He leaves a father, one sister and two brothers to mourn his death and they have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this great bereavement.
Funeral services were held from the Altona Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2: o’clock,  conducted by Rev. R. L. Wood, burial in the Altona cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 31, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Risk, Mary
Mrs. Mary H. Risk died at her home, six miles east and two miles  south of Passaic, Saturday, July 26th aged 64 years.
The body was shipped to Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Sunday for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, July 31, 1913, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Deacon, Mrs. Harriet
Mrs. Harriett Deacon, 86 years of age, died at her home in Butler July 17 as a result of a fall in which she received a fractured him. She moved to Butler in 1880, where her husband started the Deacon Hardware store. -- The Adrian Journal, July 31, 1913, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Coleman, Judge John
Judge John M. Colman died at his home in Butler Wednesday morning, July 23rd, aged 62 years.  He served one term as a member of the county court from the north district. Funeral services were held today from the Christian church at Johnstown. -- The Adrian Journal, July 24, 1913, Page 5 column 6, Death
 

Edwards, J. P.
J. P. Edwards, one of the pioneer citizens of Butler, died at his home last Wednesday morning.  He moved to Bates county in 1871. -- The Adrian Journal, July 24, 1913, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Subsberry, Mary A.
Mrs. Mary A. Subsberry, 87 years old living with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Harter, of near Austin, died last Wednesday as a result of a fall in which she struck her head. -- The Adrian Journal, July 17, 1913, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Chrisman-Wyatt

Earl Haas received a card this week announcing the marriage of Herbert Haas Wyatt to Miss Francis Chrisman, of Salina, Kansas, July 9th.
The groom is an Adrian boy and is a prominent banker at Quinter, Kansas. -- The Adrian Journal, July 17, 1913, Page 4 column 6, Marriage
 

Owen-Dudley
Mr. Homer Owen, of this city, and Miss Leona Dudley, of Butler, were united in marriage at Independence, Mo., June 28,1913, at 6 o’clock p.m.
They returned to this city the early part of the week and will make their home here.
The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Owen, and for several years has held a responsible position with the Adrian Banking Company and is a promising young business man.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Dudley, of Butler, and is a beautiful and accomplished young lady.
They have the good wishes of their many friends for their continued happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, July 3, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Holloway, William Henderson
William Henderson Holloway died at his home in this city, Saturday, June 28, 1913; aged 68 years, 4 months and 23 days.
W. H. Holloway was born in Cass county, Mo., February 5,1845, and spent his entire life in Cass and Bates counties.  March 25, 1868, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary E. Culbertson. To this union four children were born, two of whom are living, viz: Mrs. Chas. Bateman of this city, and Wyatt Holloway, of LaCrosse, Kansas.  Both were with him when death came. April 9th, last  Mrs. Holloway died and the husband expressed a  desire to go and be with her, and during his last illness he was perfectly willing to go and be with his loved ones gone before.
Henderson Holloway lived a good life.  From it radiated all the virtues that go to make a noble Christian character.
The name of Henderson Holloway stood in this community for all that it take to constitute and upright man.  Every person who knew Mr. Holloway respected him for his unfaltering Christian rectitude of life and conduct.
His life was a benediction to the community in which he lived, and his example is worthy of emulation by every person. Such lives are too rare but they never fail to attract favorable comment.  The entire community mourns the death of this good man and the memory of his life will be cherished with pleasure by all who knew him.
Funeral services for Mr. Holloway were held from the Baptist church Sunday morning, conducted by his pastor, R. L. Wood.  His words were to the point and were entirely in harmony with the life of the good man about whom he spoke.  The body was laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 3, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Doud-Atkinson
The announcement, a few days ago, that Frank S. Doud, a popular young man of this place, and a member of the well known clothing firm of Wright & Doud, was to be married to Miss Pearl R. Atkinson, the handsome and accomplished daughter of J. M. Atkinson, a prominent business man of this place, created quite a ripple of surprise through out the community. This happy event occurred last evening at the home of the bride’s parents, the ceremony being performed by Eld. Chas. G. Kelley, pastor of the Christian church.  Immediately after the nuptial knot had been tied, the guests present, which consisted of the relatives and the family, were ushered into the dining room where an elegant and sumptuous  wedding supper was served.
At the conclusion of this repast, the bride and groom left for their new home, a handsome cottage on Hickory street that had been cozily furnished for their reception and where they will be attended with the best wishes of a legion of friends for the largest possible measure of happiness and prosperity.-Eldorado Sun -- The Adrian Journal, July 3, 1913, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Walbourn, Lester
Funeral services for Lester Walbourn, who was killed in the automobile accident, were held from the Mt. Olivet church last Thursday morning and were conducted by Rev. J. A. Smith, of Dayton.  A very large crowd was in attendance to pay their respects to the memory of the deceased.
Lester Walbourn was an exemplary young man, and had the respect of all who knew him.  He was a faithful member of the Salem Baptist church and lived his profession in his daily life.  His untimely death brought sorrow to everyone in the community.
The floral offering was profuse and very beautiful.
The parents, brothers and sisters have the sympathy of friends in this great sorrow which has come to their home. -- The Adrian Journal, July 3, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Scheurick, infant
The little son, of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Scheurick died at the home of his parents, in Schell City, Mo.,  Friday, June 13th; aged 5 days.
The body was brought overland to Adrian Saturday and laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The young parents have the sympathy of their many friends her in this great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, July 3, 1913, Page 12 column 4, Death
 

Harrison, baby girl
Mr. and Mrs. Hardaway Harrison have a little girl at their home. -- The Adrian Journal, July 3, 1913, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Tuttle, baby boy
A ten pound baby girl made its appearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Tuttle, of St. Joseph, Mo., July 3rd. -- The Adrian Journal, July 10, 1913, Page 1 column 6, Birth
 

Griffin, Ray Weldon
Ray Weldon, the tenderly loved baby boy of the family of Mr. and Mrs. O.  E. Griffin was followed to an untimely grave on Saturday at 5 o’clock by the family, a few close friends and minister of the church of which the family are members.  Born in Adrian, aged, two years, sick but a week  Such is the brief history of the youngest child of this well known and respected family. A space of fifteen years between children made parents and all the other children the loving bond servant of the princely little gentleman. The father was in Oklahoma when baby died, and his grief was not less pathetic than that of the mother.  At the grave, Rev. C. S. Hanby, spoke consoling words and the broken hearted family returned to the home where a bit of radiant sunshine hereafter be but a memory.  Butler Daily Democrat -- The Adrian Journal, July 10, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Decker, Margaret Jane
Mrs. Margaret Jane Decker died in Kansas City, Kansas, June 18, 1913; aged 75 years, 6 months and 14 days.
Margaret Jane Deckin was born at Bethel, Kentucky, September 4 1837, was united in marriage with Wm. Decker October 1853.  To this union six children were born, three sons and three daughters, five of whom survive.
She, with her husband moved from Kentucky to Knox county, Illinois, where they lived for some time, coming to Missouri in 1870.  Her husband died Feb. 26, 1905, and one son died last August.
Mrs. Decker was converted at an early age and united with the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she remained a member until her death.  At the time of her death she was a member of the Austin M. E. church.  She was a great sufferer but through it all she was faithful until death.
The body was laid to rest in the Butler cemetery, Rev. Bengtson, of Butler, conducted the funeral services. -- The Adrian Journal, June 26, 1913, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Willerton-Sullins
Mr. Ambrose Willerton, of Alton, Illinois, and Mrs. Bertha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Sullins, were united in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thomison, Friday night, June 13, 1913, Rev. R. L. Wood officiating.
Promptly at 8 o’clock Mrs. Harvey Chapman began to play the wedding march to the beautiful strains of which the contracting parties marched to the marriage alter, Miss Loretta Sullins acted as bride’s maid, and Mr. Lester Walbourn was best man.  In a very beautiful and impressive ceremony Rev. Wood united the fortunes of the happy couple. After congratulations an excellent dinner was served.
The Thomison home was beautifully decorated in pink and white roses and the effect was very pleasing.
The bride is one of the best young women in this community, energetic and accomplished, she was a successful teacher in the public schools and had a host of admiring friends.
The groom has resided here in the past but for some time has lived in Illinois.  He has a position in the railway service and is doing well. They have the best wishes of a host of friends for their continued happiness and success.
They left Saturday night for Alton, Illinois, where they will make their home.
They received a number of beautiful and useful presents from their friends.
There were about ninety guests. -- The Adrian Journal, June 19, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Whitney, Clayton
Clayton, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Whitney, died at the family home, Sharpsburg, Iowa, Wednesday, June 4, 1913; aged one year and 25 days.
The body was brought to Adrian Friday for burial.  Funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Bolling Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. A. Erdman.  Interment in Crescent Hill cemetery.
The young parents have the sympathy of their friends in the loss of their only child. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1913, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Mace-Brown
Mr. Roy Mace and Miss May Brown were married last Sunday at the home of the bride’s parents, north of Adrian, Justice Mahan officiating. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1913, Page 1 column 6, Marriage
 

Welber-Deffenbaugh
Arthur Welber and Miss Edith Deffenbaugh surprised their friends Monday by going to Butler and getting married.  They returned to the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Deffenbaugh, of this city, and immediately announced their marriage.
They are worthy young people and the Journal joins their many friends in wishing them an abundant share of the good things of life. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1913, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Inman, Ezekiel Taylor
E. T. Inman died at his home ¾ of a mile west of Adrian, Tuesday morning, June 10, 1913 after an illness of three weeks; aged, 72 years 5 months and 17 days.
Ezekiel Taylor Inman was born in Mobile, Alabama, December 23, 1840.  When he was three years old, his parents moved to Indiana, where he grew to manhood.  In 1861 he enlisted in the Union army and served four years and eight months, being mustered out in the autumn of 1865.  Immediately after the close of the war he located in Kansas, coming from thence to Bates county, Mo., in 1867, locating in this Deer Creek township, where he resided continuously until his death as stated above.  July 26, 1868, he was united in marriage with Miss Lucy Hiser, to this union three children were born, two dying in infancy, one son, W. T. Inman, of Galena, Kansas survives.  The first wife died May 12, 1877.  October 28, 1877, he was again united in marriage with Miss Mary McRoberts. To this union four children were born, three of whom are living, viz: Prof. J. H. Inman, of Schell City, Mo. C. A. Inman, of Raymond, Wash. And Mrs. W. E. Largent, of Kansas City, Kan.
E. T. Inman was a good man, clean morally and mentally. A man of good intellect, he had not allowed his mind to become polluted with vulgarity and impure thoughts and he had no spirit of tolerance for the things that were deceptive and unclean.  He lived as he believed regardless of what the world might say.  No one who knew him doubted his sincerity.  Mr. Inman seemed at times ultra in his views, bit he always respected the opinions of others.  He was a charter member of the Adrian Methodist church and an efficient worker for years, but had not affiliated with any church for several years.  That he was a high minded Christian gentleman no one who knew him will ever doubt.
For years Mr. Inman had been president of the Crescent Hill Cemetery Association and was active up to the time he became ill, in fact he became ill at the cemetery when the officers were looking after some matters there, from which illness he died.
This community is indebted to this good man for much of the good work that has been done on this burying ground.  In this as in every matter which claimed his attention he went about the task with a persistent determination and an intelligent grasp of the requirement that could not but command respect and bring success. He was always at his task and he lived to see the work in a high state of development.
A good man has gone to his reward.
Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Revs. C. A. Erdman and A. Showalter. The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The wife and children have the sympathy of all in this sad bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Greenwood, baby girl
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Greenwood, Friday, June 6th. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1913, Page 4 column 3, Birth
 

Tuttle-Smith
Floyd Tuttle, of this city, and Miss Mayme Smith, were married t the home of the bride’s parents in Kansas City, Kansas, Wednesday night June11th.  They are worthy young people and The Journal joins their friends in congratulations. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

Robinson, Mrs. C. A.
Mrs. C. A. Robinson died at her home in Spruce township, Tuesday, of tuberculosis; aged 63 years.
Funeral will be held from the Mt. Olivet church today, Thursday, conducted by Rev. C. A. Erdman. -- The Adrian Journal, June 12, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Deffenbaugh-White
Homer Deffenbaugh, of this city, and Miss Pearl White of Schell City, were united in marriage at the home of the bride Sunday, June 1st, Elder H.R. Price officiating.
The happy couple arrived in Adrian Sunday night and are at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Deffenbaugh on East Main street.
The groom is a prosperous contractor and builder. The bride is a stranger here but will be given a hearty welcome to her new home. -- The Adrian Journal, June 5, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Stone, William Sr.
William Stone, Sr., died at the home of his son, Treasurer, J. H. Stone of Butler, Mo., Monday, June 2, 1913; aged 78 years 1 month and 15 days.
William Stone was born in Harrison county, Ken. April 17, 1835, where he lived until 1975, when he moved to Bates county, Mo.
Mr. Stone married Mrs. Agnes Raney in 1858, two sons were born to this union, viz: William and John H., the latter is treasurer of Bates county.  Mrs. Stone preceded him in death 34 years ago.
Since coming to Missouri, Mr. Stone resided on their farm in East Boone township until a few years ago, when they moved to this city.  He was a good citizen, a kind neighbor and true friends.  Uncle Will never spoke evil of anyone and was ever ready at all times to help in the hour of need.  Mr. Stone had been ill at the home of his son, Wm., in this city, for several months.  Last week he was moved to the home of his son John H. in Butler where he died.
Uncle Billy, as he was familiarly called had a host of friends who will keenly mourn his death.
The sons and their families have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in this great bereavement that has come to them.
The body was brought to Adrian Wednesday morning and funeral services held from the home at 10:00 o’clock, conducted by Elder Shelton of Butler.
Interment was in the Everett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 5, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

McCombs, J. H.
Funeral services for J.H. McCombs were held from the McCombs home last Friday afternoon. Rev. J. A. Smith, of Dayton, preached the sermon and it was a touching discourse.
Rev. Smith and Mr. McCombs were raised in the same community in Kentucky and attended school together as boys. Their lives had been so interwoven as life ling friends that the speaker was deeply touched as pronounced the eulogy on his friend.
A large number of people gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to the memory of a tried friend.
After the services at the house the body was laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 5. 1913, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Stone-Weir
Mr. and Mrs. Raney Stone arrived in this city last night from Warsaw where they were married yesterday.  Mrs. Stone was Miss Hattie Weir and had been living with her parents, Rev. W. S. Weir and wife in Warsaw. Both of these young people are well known in this section and have a host of friends who wish them the greatest happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, June 5, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

Wray-Sturm
Married at the bride’s home on College Hill, Wednesday evening, May 28, Miss Margie Wray, daughter of S. H. Wray and Mr. Guy Sturm, of this city, Rev. Wm. Yoder officiating.
The ceremony was performed in the presence of only a few friends and relatives.
At 7:30 Mrs. R. P. Dotzour began playing the wedding march and the couple attended by Miss Cora Cripe and Mr. Floyd James took their places under a large white wedding bell.
The bride wore a beautiful white embroidered voile dress trimmed with shadow lace and the groom, the conventional black.
After the short ceremony the guests repaired to the dining room and participated in a delicious three course supper, served by Miss Olive Davis and Miss Lola Blondefield.
The house was tastefully decorated in pink and white which colors were also carried out in the supper.
McPherson Republican -- The Adrian Journal, June 5, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

Marsh, Mildred
Mildred Marsh, the twelve year old daughter of Mrs. Jas. Hodge, died at the home of her mother, in Archie, Monday, April 28, 1913; age 12 years.
Mildred was a bright and lovable little girl and her death is regretted by a large circle of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, May 1, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Booth, G. W.
G. W. Booth, residing 10 miles southeast of Butler in Pleasant Gap township, was shot in the breast and almost instantly killed by Frank Shuster Monday evening between six and  seven o’clock on the road near what is known as Happy Hill.  A telephone message notified Sheriff Johnson of the shooting and he immediately procured an automobile and started for the scene of the tragedy. He had been notified that Shuster was on his way to town to give himself up and when near the Donohue farm, met him.  The party then turned around and returned to Butler with their prisoner and placed him in jail.-Butler Daily Democrat -- The Adrian Journal, May 1, 1913, Page 5 column 5, Death
 

Rexroad-McRoberts
Chapman, McRoberts
The home of Mr. and Mrs.  A. J. McRoberts, three miles north of Adrian, was the scene of the most brilliant and popular social events of the season Wednesday evening.  The occasion being the marriage of their daughters, Miss Florence to Laban Rexroad, and Miss Hazeldine to Harvey Chapman.  The ceremony was scheduled for 7:00 p.m., and promptly at that hour Miss Eula Neff, of Monseratt, Mo., sang “Melody of Love,” Miss Armstrong, of Atchison, Kansas, played the accompaniment.  Miss Neff is a cultured singer. At the conclusion of the song Miss Neff took her place at the piano and played both Mendelssohn’s and Lohengrin’s wedding marches, here she again demonstrated her musical ability. To the strains of the music the contracting parties marched to the beautiful lawn in front of the residence.  Rev. Wood, followed by the grooms led the march and took their places at the marriage altar.  They were followed by the brides, leaning upon the arms of their father, Mr. A. J. McRoberts, who gave them away.  Rev. R. L. Wood, in a very beautiful ceremony, united these happy couples in wedlock.  Immediately after the clergyman and the contracting parties led the way to the dinning room, where an excellent three course dinner was served.  Those who could not be seated at the table were served on the lawns, so that the large company was served without delay and all fared sumptuously.  After dinner the newly wedded couples stood in the parlor and received the hearty congratulations of all, with best wishes for continued happiness and success.
The home was artistically decorated for the occasion, the color scheme being pink and blue.  Over the table in the dining room was suspended from the ceiling a large wedding bell, from this were suspended cupids with their arrows. The effect was very charming.  Apparently nothing had been omitted which would have added to the beauty of the happy event.
To give details of this brilliant social event would be almost an impossibility, as every plan had been perfected and was carried out with a nicety and precision that left no room for adverse criticism if one had the desire to do so, and certainly no one present would wish to offer a criticism on the generous hospitality in this home. -- The Adrian Journal, May 1, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

Bell, Clarence
Clarence, the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Bell, died at the home of his parents in Archie Monday of Scarlet fever.  It is reported that an other child in the Bell family is critically ill of the same disease. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1913, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Bell, daughter
The 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Bell died at the family home in Archie last Friday. This was the second death in the Bell family of scarlet fever, a little boy having died the week before his sister. The stricken parents have the sincere sympathy of all in their great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, May 15, 1913, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Fancher, Lyman
Lyman Fancher died at his home, four miles northeast of Adrian, Friday night, May 2, 1913; aged 84 years 9 months and 5 days.
Lyman Fancher was born in Ohio, July 27, 1828; moved from Ohio to Illinois in 1847, thence to Missouri in 1882, and located on the farm where he died.  He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Vanscoy in 1848; to this union four children were born, three sons and one daughter, two sons preceded him in death, the wife died Jan. 1912.  One son, Frank, with whom he lived, and Mrs. Alice Trout, of Loon Lake, Wash., are the living children.  Mr. Fancher had  been a member of the United Brethren church for many years.  He was a good man, a kind and obliging neighbor and a good citizen.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the Crescent Hill United Brethren church Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by Elder Irvin Enos.  Interment was made in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Comer, M. J.
M.J. Lamon was born in East Tennessee, May 31, 1840; came to Southern Missouri the same year with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Lamon, and when she was quite small they moved to what is now Bates county, where she was raised and lived with her parents until their death in 1862.  She was converted when 18 years old and joined the Baptist church when 19, living one year out of the church to be sure she was not mistaken.  She wed to Samuel Hall in 1863, to this marriage were born five children, four are living, one died in infancy.  Samuel Hall died in 1881, in 1893 she went to Seattle with her son in law and daughter, Mary, in 1894 she went to Canyonville, Oregon, where she married Mr. Harvey comer and has lived ever since. She has lived a faithful Christian and a devoted mother.
The above was  written by Mrs. Comer with the request that it be published after her death, which occurred at her far away home April 23, 1913.
The older settlers here remember Mrs.  Comer as a kind hearted Christian lady. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Ullrich, Carl F.
Carl F.  Ullrich, residing two and one half miles west of Butler on the farm he recently purchased form Buford Duvall, was killed by a bull in the pasture of Henry Eiler Tuesday morning between six and seven o’clock.
About six o’clock Tuesday morning the Ullrich family ate breakfast and shortly afterward Mr. Ullrich went over the the Eiler pasture and the bull attacked him.  Shortly after seven o’clock a young gentleman employed on the Ullrich farm, running out of something to do, started out in company with Mr. Eiler to find his employer. They saw a bunch of cattle standing together in the pasture and some object upon the ground in their midst.  Upon investigation the found it to be the body of Mr. Ullrich and all indications were that he had been death thirty minutes or more.  His body around the heart was crushed and all the ribs broken, breast crushed and body terribly mangles. When Mr. Eiler and the other party sought to recover the body of Mr. Ullricht the bull put up a stiff fight and they had considerable difficulty in driving him away.
Mr. Ullrich was 36 years of age and had resided in this neighborhood only a short time.  He was an industrious citizen and universally liked and respected.  He is survived by his wife.-Butler Daily Democrat -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Roach, Miss. Blanche
Blanche, the sixteen year old daughter of Thomas H. Roach, died at the home of her father, near Burdett, Monday, April 28th. Funeral was held Tuesday,  April 29th.  Interment was made in the Burdett cemetery.
The father has the sympathy of all in his great loss. -- The Adrian Journal, May 8, 1913, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Thompson, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Thompson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Chapman, in this city, Tuesday evening, May 13, 1913; aged 79 years and 4 days.
Elizabeth J. Smith was born in Franklin, Vanango co., Penn., May 9, 1834.  In 1854 she was united in marriage with William Williamson, to this union four children were born, three are living viz: Mrs. Susan Manford and Mrs. Al Casey, of Holden, Mo., T. S. Williamson, of Long Lane, Mo.  In 1863 she was united in marriage with J. M. Thompson, to this union six children were born, five of whom are living, viz: J.H. Thompson, Mrs. Chas. Chapman, Mrs. F. Thompson, Frank Thompson.
Mrs. Thompson moved from her eastern home to Missouri in 1858, and for fifty five years had resided here, having experienced the hardships of pioneer life. During her active years she was a kind and obliging neighbor and loyal friends.  Her latter years were spent in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Chapman, where she received tender attention.
She passed peacefully into the great beyond Tuesday evening, having been in her usual health until with a few hours of her demise.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Sage and the body tenderly laid to rest in the Altona cemetery.
Tho we must expect the departure of the aged ones, yet it always brings sorrow to the heart because of the heroic service they have rendered in rearing their families and providing for their needs.
The children have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, May 15, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

 Notice
The directors of the Crescent Hill Cemetery Association met Monday and took a list of the graves in the first acre that was dedicated for cemetery purposes. This was never surveyed and no record of burials were ever kept.  There are 500 persons buried on this acre.  The association got a fairly good record by families and these will be kept for the benefit of the public. -- The Adrian Journal, May 15, 1913, Page 4 column 3,
 

Kiersey-Christie
Mr. O. Kiersey and Miss Minnie Christie, prominent people of the Ballard neighborhood, were united in marriage at the Fraternal Inn, Butler, last Sunday morning, Rev. A. J. Smith, of Dayton, officiating.
The contracting parties will go to housekeeping on a farm near Ballard. -- The Adrian Journal, May 22, 1913, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

White, Victor
Victor, the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. White, who live four miles north of Adrian, was thrown from a horse and dragged to death last Thursday evening.
Victor and his older brothers were in the field at work when they broke a double tree.  As he was returning with the water the horse became frightened and ran away.  The boy was thrown from the animal but one of his legs became tangled in the harness and he was dragged for some distance and bruised and mangled so that he died within a few minutes after being released from the frightened animal.
The death of the little boy in such a shocking manner cast gloom over the entire community, and all hearts went out in deepest sympathy to the stricken family. Death at any time is sad but when it comes in such a  way as this one came it is doubly painful.  No word can express the feeling of the heart on such an occasion.
The funeral services over the remains of little Victor were held Friday evening, conducted by Elder A. Showalter, and the body laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. A large crowd of sorrowing neighbors and friends were present to give assistance and offer sympathy to the sorrowing family. His school mates attended in a body and their floral offering was most beautiful. -- The Adrian Journal, May 22, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Bell, Mrs. Henry
Mrs. Henry Bell died at the Nevada asylum Monday.  The body was brought to Adrian Tuesday and buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  Mrs. Bell formerly resided in Archie. -- The Adrian Journal, May 29, 1913, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Lentz, baby girl
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a fine girl to Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Lentz Saturday night. -- The Adrian Journal, May 29, 1913, Page 4 column 3, Birth
 

McCombs, Jesse H.
Jesse H. McCombs died at his home in this city Wednesday, May 28,, 1913; aged 63 years 5 months and 5 days.
Deceased was born in Brownsville, Kentucky, December 23, 1849, and remained in his native state until he was 19 years of age when he came to Missouri, where he had resided until death claimed him.
August 15, 1883,he was united in marriage with Miss Maggie Stahl, to this union two children were born, one son and one daughter.  The son preceded his father in death seven years ago. The wife and daughter survive.  For many years Mr. McCombs resided on his farm near Altona, where he accumulated a competency, several years ago he moved to this city, after having spent some time in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and El Dorado Springs, Mo. For several years he had been in failing health, much of the time unable to be around.
He was a faithful member of the Adrian Baptist church  Mr. McCombs was a careful business man a good neighbor and citizen and his death will be mourned by a wide circle of friends.
Besides his wife and daughter he leaves to mourn his death two brothers and two sisters, viz: Jeff McCombs, of this city; S. W. McCombs, of Brownsville, Kentucky; Mrs. Sarah Jones, of Pleasanton, Kansas; and Mrs. Lon Moon.
The family and relatives have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement.
Funeral services over the remains will be held from the home Friday morning, May 30th. -- The Adrian Journal, May 29, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Wright, Anna E.
Mrs. T. J. Wright died at her home, two miles north of Adrian, Mo., May 1913; aged 63 years 7 months and 1 day.
Miss Anna E. Horner was born at Cold Springs, Campbell county, Kentucky, August 27, 1850.  On December 12, 1872 she was united in marriage with Thomas J. Wright, to this union four children were born, two preceded the mother in death.  The husband and two sons, Arthur and Ray, survive.
At the age of 12 years she united with the M. E. church and until her death remained a faithful and consistent member.
Deceased resided in Kentucky until 1883, when she moved with the family to Iowa, living there until 1902, when they moved to Missouri, locating on the farm where she died.
Mrs. Wright was a noble Christian woman, always helpful and sympathetic.  During a long and painful illness she bore her suffering with Christian fortitude.
The family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community in this great bereavement.
Funeral services over the remains will be held from the home this, Thursday, afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, Rev R. L. Wood, pastor of the Baptist church officiating.  Interment in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 29, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Smith, Mrs. Cal
Mrs. Cal Smith died at her home, one mile east of Archie, Sunday morning, March 30, 1913, after a lingering illness of paralysis.
A husband and one daughter are left to mourn the death of a kind wife and loving mother.  In this sorrow they have the sympathy of the entire community.
The funeral services were held from the Archie Methodist church Monday afternoon.  Interment was made in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 3, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Padget, Augustine
Augustine Padget died at his home, four miles southwest of Adrian, Wednesday night.
Funeral services will be held Friday. -- The Adrian Journal, April 3, 1913, Page 8 column, Death
 

Ritter, Henry App
Henry App Ritter, of the firm of Defrees, Buckingham, Ritter & Eaton, died at his residence in Ravenswood, 4929 N. Kimball Avenue, February 1st,  as a result of a stroke apoplexy suffered the preceding day.  He was born November 1, 1857, in Selismsgrove, Pa.
His death came as a great shock to his family, his associates and to the community.  He was at his office all of Thursday, actively engaged, and on that day remarked upon the apparently complete restoration of his health following a serious illness of two years ago. Friday morning, on awaking, he mentioned to members of his family the fine night’ sleep he had enjoyed.  Shortly after 7 o’clock, while visiting with his wife, some word let him to extend his arm in a caress. At the same time he spoke to her a few words of appreciation and affection.  His last conscious act was the caress; his final word the tender message to his wife. Without an instant’s warning he fell unconscious and the physician, who was straightway on the scene, pronounced his case hopeless.
Mr. Ritter was a quiet man; loyal, conservative, competent and self possessed.  He was devoted to his profession.  He was admitted to the bar in Indiana after taking his A. B. degree Wabash College.  He studied law in Indiana at Goshen in the office Baker & Mitchell.  He was admitted to the bar in Illinois in 1886 and went at once into the office of Shuman & Defrees.  He continued with Mr. Defrees in the firms of Aldrich, Payne & Defrees and in 1893 became a partner in the firm of Defrees, Brace & Ritter.
Mr. Ritter was the father of two sons. The younger, DeLacy L., died in 1910.  The elder, Henry App, Jr., is twenty one years old and he with the widow, Sarah E.(Louderback) Ritter, whom the decedent married in 1891, survive him.  Chicago Ex.
Mr. Ritter was the son of Grandma Ritter, of Austin, and a nephew of Peter Hackenberg, of the same place. -- The Adrian Journal, April 3, 1913, Page 7 column 4, Death
 

Hewitt, Capt.
Capt. Hewitt, who formerly lived near Austin, died at his home in Florida, the remains were brought to Austin for burial on the 27th. -- The Adrian Journal, April 3, 1913, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

McWilliams-Elder
Lucien McWilliams, and Miss Opal Elder, of Archie, surprised their friends by slipping away to Kansas City Saturday and getting married.  So well did they conceal their purpose that their parents had no intimation of plans, and were greatly surprised when they were notified by letter of the marriage.
The young people are members of good families and their friends wish them a happy wedded life. -- The Adrian Journal, April 10, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Holloway, Mary E.
Mrs. W. H. Holloway died at her home in this city Wednesday noon, April 9, 1913, after a lingering illness; aged, 62 years, 3 months and 9 days.
Mary E. Culbertson was born January 1, 1851, at Zanesville, Ohio the family moved to Iowa, thence to Cass county, Mo., in 1865.  March 25, 1868, she was united in marriage with W.  H. Holloway, to this union four children were born, one daughter and three sons, two sons preceded the mother in death. The daughter, Mrs. Chas. Bateman, resides in the city, the surviving son, Wyatt Holloway, resides at LaCrosse, Kansas.  At the age of fifteen years she was converted and united with the Methodist church, later in 1869, she united with the Baptist church and remained a faithful member of that organization until death called her to that higher and better life.
Mrs. Holloway was a good woman, all who knew her freely proclaim that fact.  Her  daily life was a demonstration of the faith she professed.  She did not seek prominence, but was content to do those offices of kindness which present themselves in one’s everyday life.  So well did she perform the duties of life that her death is regretted by everyone who knew her.  Her life was a blessing to the community in which she had resided so long.
The husband and surviving children have the sympathy of the entire community in this great loss that has come to them.
Funeral services for Mrs. Holloway will be held from the Adrian Baptist church Friday, April 11th, at 9 a.m., interment in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 10, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Switzer, Rachel
Between December 11, 1847, and  April 20, 1913, stretched the earthly span of a  useful and devoted life. Rachel Coberly was born in Newport, Madison county, Ohio, and passed to the heavenliness from Adrian, Missouri, on April 20, 1913.
In 1866 the Coberly family moved to Romney, Indiana, where they remained for a short time only.  In 1867 they moved to Monticello, Illinois, her Rachel formed the acquaintance of Wm. B. Switzer. During the winter of 1867 at Camp Creek M. E. Church, near Monticello, Illinois she made peace with God, united with the church and has been a faithful member ever since.  On the 29th of November 1868, she was united in holy wedlock to Wm. B. Switzer, who survives her.
In 1872 brother and sister Switzer moved to Monroe, Ind., where they lived happy for sometime.  There were no children born to this union.  In 1877 they took D. B. Reist, who was ten months old, to raise. Bro. Reist is now a leading business man church worker of Adrian.  Bro. Reist’s present life proves that he has had the care of a special Christian home.
In 1879 Bro. and Sister Switzer moved to Bates county, Mo., and for 33 years Missouri has been the richer because of the presence of the Switzer family.
Sister Switzer was preeminently a builder of personal character in herself, in her house hold and in the community where she lived.  Of this record is kept the King’s presence and will be fully known only when the books are opened and the awards of fidelity announced.
We can look and look through the mists of a half a century of toil and allow our imaginations to call up the scenes that must have transpired, the battles which we now have been fought and the victories which we know were won, until her life becomes fairly sublime.  How many other lives have felt the transforming touch of this one? How many despairing one her gentle voice, now hushed in death, has called back to purity and home in heaven?
Sister Switzer will be greatly missed in prayer meeting, missionary society, Ladies Aid Society and church services as well as a Sunday school teacher.  She was always at her post of duty until death claimed her.
What about the body of the departed?  Will spirit and the body ever meet again? Let us stand here, and the church of all ages say: “I believe in the resurrection of the dead.”  A soul and body have parted here which lived together in mystic union for 65 years 4 months and 9 days.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Adrian Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev Erdman.  Interment was made in the Mt. Olivet cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 24, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Garrison, Mr. and Mrs.
50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Garrison celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage last Sunday, or rather about fifty of their friends gathered at their home unbidden to celebrate the event with them.
At eleven o’clock in the morning the guests began to arrive and for an hour they kept coming.  The aged couple had not the slightest idea of the social pleasure that had been planned for them until the guests began to arrive the aged couple was moved to tears by the mark of respect and esteem that was manifested in the gathering.  Those who came brought in abundant supply of choice edibles and when assembled a dinner fit for a king was spread and despite the assaults made upon the commissary supply by the hungry guests they were unable to exhaust the supply.
Before the first table was seated Mr. H. P. Edwards, on behalf of the assembled guests, presented Mr. Garrison a gold mounted cane and to Mrs. Garrison a gold mounted umbrella, these presents were very much appreciated by the aged couple.
Mr. Charles Garrison and Miss Jerusha Wilcox were united in marriage on Sunday, April 19, 1863 in Morgan county, Indiana.  In the spring of 18667 they moved to Bates county, Mo., locating in this, Deer Creek township, later they moved to a farm in Mound township, one mile south of Adrian, ten years ago they left the farm and moved to Adrian, where they have since resided.
Forty six years of their wedded life have been spent in this immediate community. When they came here this was practically an unbroken expanse of prairie, the settler here having located on the prairies was not considered desirable.  But they have lived to see every acre of virgin soil converted into fertile fields and occupied by happy and prosperous families. While this transformation has been going on around them they have been speeding along the pathway from vigorous youth to ripening age, yet both are vigorous physically and mentally.
Mr. and Mrs. Garrison have four living children, viz: Mrs. Clara Brous, of California; Mrs. Pearl Scudder, of Sheridan, Wyoming; V. L. Garrison and Mrs. Lizzie Owen, of this vicinity.
The celebration of their Golden Wedding was a great pleasure to the worthy couple as it was to their friends who gathered at their home.  Their friends wish them many more years of happiness and comfort. -- The Adrian Journal, April 24, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Anniversary
 

Geyer, Daniel F.
Daniel F. Geyer, of near Austin was found dead in bed at his home Wednesday morning.  Had been in his usual good health and seemed well when he retired for the night.
He did not arise at his usual time in the morning and his little grand daughter was sent up stairs to awaken him, she returned and reported she could not wake Grandpa.  His son George then went to the room only to find his father cold in death.
Mr. Geyer was 62 years old and had lived in Cass county for many years, where he was held in high esteem.
Two sons survive him, Rev. Frank Geyer, of St. Louis, and George, who is at home.
Funeral services will be held at Austin Friday morning, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge at that place. -- The Adrian Journal, April 24, 1913, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Tillison, Elizabeth
Mrs. Wm. B. Tillison died at her home, five miles north of Adrian, Tuesday, April 22, 1913 at 6:15 o’clock; aged 85 years, 8 months and 29 days.
Elizabeth Walters was born in Germany, July 24, 1827.  Was united in marriage with Wm. B. Tillison February 24, 1850, to this union nine children were born, seven of whom, with the aged father, survive; two preceded her in death.
At an early age Mrs. Tillison was converted and united with the Baptist church at Hogan Hill, Dearborn county, Indiana, in 1871, she transferred her membership to the Methodist church.  During all these years and up to the time of her death she lived an exemplary Christian life.
The Tillison family located in this, Deer Creek township, in the pioneer days and no family is more highly respected.  Mrs. Tillison possessed all those amiable characteristics of the pioneer. The Tillison home was always open to their neighbors, Uncle Billy and Aunt Lizzie as they were affectionately called, were positive and active factors for good in the community in the pioneer days and none was held in more affectionate regard than were these worthy people.
Death at such a ripe old age is expected, yet it brings a genuine heartache to the younger people who have been the recipients of the generous hospitality and comforting words of the departed ones.
Grandma Tillison’s life has been a benediction to this community and her gentle Christian spirit has touched many lives by directing in right paths.
The aged husband and children have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.
Funeral services were held from the home this, Thursday, morning; interment in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 24, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Claunch, Clarence Edgar
Clarence Edgar, eldest son of James G., and Rachel A. Claunch, was born near Adrian, Mo., Jan. 18, 1890, died at the home of his father near Olney Springs, Colorado on the morning of April 9, 1913; aged 23 years 2 months and 22 days.
He grew  to manhood near his birthplace. Early in 1911 he came to Fowler, Colorado in order that he might regain health and strength.  Later removed with his father and brother to Olney Springs.
After completing the grammar school he entered the Adrian High School from which he graduated in 1909.  Later en entered school in the Northeastern State Normal School at Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
From early childhood he had been a constant attendant of Sunday School, and since 1901 he had been a member of the M. E. church.
The mother and a sister have proceeded him to his eternal home, and a father, sister and two brothers survive him.
Rev. Bird, of the M. E . church one of his first friends, after coming to Colorado, conducted the funeral from the Olney church, after which he was laid to rest in the Olney Spring cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 24, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Elliott, twin babies
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of twin babies to Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, February 27, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Birth
 

Boswell, infant daughter
J. L. Nelson, who moved to Montana four years ago from the Ed Boswell farm, are on a sad mission to this county, buy bringing back the body of their little daughter for burial.  Funeral services were held at Passaic.  Mr. and Mrs. Nelson have the sympathy of all their old neighbors and a number show their sympathy by attending the funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, February 27, 1913, Page 5 column 1, Death
 

Arrick, Naomi
Naomi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Arrick, died at the home of the parents, Friday morning, February 28, 1913; aged four years, two months and ten days.
Little Naomi had been sick but a few days and was given attentive care by the parents and neighbors, but death claimed her as its victim.  And the loving parents are left desolate.  Those who have passed through this terrible crucible of sorrow know how to sympathize with the young parents, and they have the sympathy of neighbors and friends in this bereavement.
Funeral services fore the remains were held from the Mt. Olivet church Saturday morning, conducted by Elder Irvin Enos, and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery at that place. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

McRoberts, Nancy E.
Grandma McRoberts died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. A. Hammondtree, of this city, Saturday evening, March 1, 1913; aged 77 years 3 months and 4 days.
Nancy E. McDaniel was born in Moniteau county, Missouri, November 27, 1835.  November 27, 1853, she was united in marriage with Wm. B. McRoberts. To this union seven children were born, six of whom survive, viz: J. W., B. A., A. J. Mesdames E. T. Inman and F. A. Hammondtree, of all residing in this vicinity and S. H. McRoberrts, of Chana, Illinois. Besides these she leaves to mourn her death, one brother, F. M. McDaniel, and a brother in law, F. M. Martin, of Moniteau county, Missouri.
Her husband died December 6, 1876.
At the age of 15 years she was converted and united with the Salem Baptist church, her membership was transferred to the Crescent Hill church, thence to the Adrian Baptist church in 1881. Where she remained a faithful member until she fell asleep as above stated.
Grandma McRoberts was a noble Christian woman. She possessed an amiable disposition and it was a pleasure to meet her.  To know her was to respect her and to admire he sunny disposition.  Grandma had reached the winter of life and it could not be expected that she would remain here much longer, yet the departure of these sainted mothers always brings a deep pang of regret.
The children have the sympathy in the sorrow that comes when mother goes to the beyond.
The beautiful life, the loving tender care are left as a pleasant heritage to those who survive.
Funeral services over the remains were held Tuesday afternoon from the Adrian Baptist church,, conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. L. Wood, after which the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Her four sons and two sons in law acted as pall bearers. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Pearman, Mary Susan
Mrs. Mary Pearman died in St. Joe, Mo., February 28, 1913; aged 65 years, 11 months and 28 days.
Mary Susan Christian Pearman was born in Boone county, Missouri, April 7th, 1847, was united in marriage to John Pearman March 16, 1869.  To this union five children were born, three of whom survive viz: Lizzie, William and Frank, all residing in Kansas City
Mrs. Pearman had for years been a member of the Baptist church.
The remains were brought to Adrian for burial.  Funeral services were held from the Adrian Baptist church Saturday morning, conducted by the pastor, Rev. R. L. Wood, after which the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Besides her children her brother, C. D. Christian and wife and Mrs. C. C. Roberts, of Kansas City, attended the funeral.
-- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Wright, Emily Philura
Emily Philura, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Wright, died at the family residence, three miles southeast of Adrian, Monday morning, March 3rd; aged 7 months and 15 days.
The little one had been ill for some weeks of pneumonia, but was thought to be better.
The parents have the hearty sympathy of their sorrow incident to the death of this little one who had come to brighten their home.
Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. R. L. Wood, pastor of the Baptist church.  Interment was made in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1913, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Wright-France
James Wright and Miss Nona France were married February 25th, at the parsonage in Archie by Rev. Blaine, pastor of the Methodist church. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1913, Page 5 column 3, Marriage
 

Corbin, Lucile
Lucile, the 9 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Corbin, died at the family home Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 6, 1913, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Hukel-Griffin
At the Ohio Street M. E. parsonage, Saturday night at 9 o’clock, Mr. C. E. Griffin and Miss Ora Hukel  were married by the minister of the Ohio Street church, Rev. Hanby.  Mr. Griffin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Griffin.  Ed, as his friends familiarly address him, is the hustling cashier of the Missouri Pacific Railroad company, at Butler.  He is the type of young fellow who become good business men early in life and his rise had been rapid.  He is the youngest man that has ever held the important position which he holds with the Missouri Pacific at this place.  Mrs. Griffin, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  T. A. Hukel, and has been bookkeeper for the Levy Mercantile company for the past four years, which work she has discharged with success and satisfaction to her employers, making for herself and her firm, countless warm friends,, by reason of her courteous conduct and thorough attention to business.  It is safe to presume that Mrs. Griffin will keep her housekeeping matters as well balanced as she has kept the books of her employers.
The young folks were accompanied to the minister’s home by Mr. Griffin’s sisters, Misses Beatrice and Pearl, also Mr.  George K. Newlon.  The young people will go to housekeeping at once in the Frazier property on North Delaware Street.  Mr. Griffin in his business like manner having made full preparation previous to their marriage.  They will take no journey now but have planned a deferred honeymoon trip to the Pacific coast during Mr. Griffin’s summer vacation. Everybody respects and likes these young people and they are receiving warmest congratulation from their scores of friends, in which happy matter this paper desires to join.  Butler Daily Democrat -- The Adrian Journal, March 13, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Mahan, baby
A babe was born to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mahan Tuesday night, the little one died.  Mrs. Mahan is resting well. -- The Adrian Journal, March 13, 1913, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Corbin, Mary Lucille
Little Mary Lucille Corbin, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Corbin, died at the family residence in Burdett early Wednesday morning, March 5th, aged 10 months and 3 days.
The little one had been ill for several weeks with whooping cough and other complicated diseases and its little life seemed almost in a balance for sometime before it died.  It is a sad blow to the parents and friends, and while it is hard for any of us to part with our dear ones we should find consolation in the thought that they were taken away in their purity to be called to a home in heaven where there will be none of the troubles and toils of this world. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.  Funeral service were held from the home Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. Taylor nelson.  Interment was made in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 13, 1913, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

Knight, baby boy
A boy baby was born into the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Knight Wednesday night, March 26th. -- The Adrian Journal, March 13, 1913, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Buchanan, John
John Buchanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Buchanan, died at the home of A. C. Baie, Sunday morning, March 23, 1913, of appendicitis; aged 35 years, 11 months and 23 days.
Mr. Buchanan was ill but a few days, his case being critical from the time he became ill and little hope of recovery was entertained. Deceased was born in Bates county and had spent his life here.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the Baie home Monday at 11 o’clock a.m., conducted by Rev. R. L. Wood, pastor of the Baptist church. The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 27, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Coates, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah E. Coates died at the home of her son, A. B. Holloway, Sunday March 23, 1913 after a lingering illness of cancer, aged 69 years.
Sarah E. Boggs was born in Sulton county, West Virginia, in 1884, came with her parents to Johnson county, Missouri, in 1858. During the Civil War the family moved to Harrisonville, at the close of the war the family moved to a farm in the northeast part of this, Deer Creek township.  She was first married to D. B. Holloway, to this union four children were born all of whom are dead, except A. B. Holloway.
After the death of Mr. Holloway she was united in marriage with Mr. Kinsey Coates, who lived but a short time.  Mrs. Coates and her children moved to Adrian in the early days and resided here for many years.
Mrs. Coates had been a member of the Baptist church for fifty years and died in that faith.  All who knew Mrs. Coates knew her only to admire her beautiful Christian character.  She was indeed, a noble woman, and her daily life was a constant demonstration of the faith she professed and there are none who doubt her absolute sincerity of the purpose.
For months she had been a constant sufferer, but mid all the pangs of a hopeless affliction she was patient and resigned.  Her son and his wife gave her the most tender and affectionate care that human hands could give.
The body was brought to Adrian Tuesday for burial. Funeral services were held from the Adrian Baptist church.  Her pastor, Rev. Thos. G. Hopkins, preached the sermon, Rev. Wood, pastor of the local church and Rev. Sage, an old time friends, assisted in the services, which was very impressive. The floral offerings were very beautiful.  The body was tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
A beautiful and useful life had gone out. -- The Adrian Journal, March 27, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Emrick, baby boy
Dr. Todd reports the birth of a boy baby to Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Emrick last Wednesday night. -- The Adrian Journal, March 27, 1913, Page 4 column 3, Birth
 

Robards, Mary O.
Mary O. Thomas was born in Green county, Missouri, July 7, 1858, and died at her home, near Adrian, February 11, 1913; aged 54 years, 7 months and 4 days.
Miss Thomas grew to womanhood in the county of her nativity, where she was united in marriage with L. Q. Robards, March 7, 1878. To this union five children were born, all of whom survive. The children are : Mrs. Edith Johnson, Mrs. Ada Chrisman, Floyd and DeWitt, all residing near Adrian, and Mrs. Stella Cox, of Kennewick, Wash.  In early life Mrs. Robards was converted and united with the Presbyterian church and was at the time of her death was a member of the Fairview church.  Her entire life was consistent with her Christian profession.  Mrs. Robards was a good woman, as a wife and mother she was loving and devoted; as a neighbor she was ever kind and obliging, ever ready to render needed service.  In her death the community has lost a kind and noble hearted woman; the husband and children a tender and devoted  wife and mother. To them the public extends deepest sympathy.
Funeral services were held from the home last Thursday morning and were conducted by Rev. Ogden. The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery, the ritualistic ceremony of the Rebekah Lodge being given at the grave. -- The Adrian Journal, February 20, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Duke-Gibson
Bert Gibson and Miss Etta Duke were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Duke, in Grand River township, Sunday, February 16, 1913. Rev. R. L. Wood, pastor of the Adrian Baptist church, said the words which made the happy couple man and wife.
The contracting parties are well known in this community and their friends join in wishing them continued happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, February 20, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Bowling, Roberta
This is one of those sad time that human is heir to.  Mrs. Bowling died on the 11th, and that her friends may know of her untimely death, write the Journal, where she was so well and favorably known in northern Bates as Miss Byrd Hawk.
We were located in the Callapooa Mountains, 185 miles southeast of Portland, having charge of the Uesuvius Mines Co., property. Consisting of Hotel, general merchandise store and post office.  A very pleasant place in which to live barring the snow, while it reaches a depth of from 8 to 50 feet, it make it not in convenient generally, since snow shoes were used exclusively. But am encroaching on your time.
Roberta Hawk was born July 17, 1870, in Phelps City, Mo.  Reared to young womanhood in Kansas City, removed with her family to a farm a short distance south of Adrian where she resided for 15 years coming March 1908, to Portland Oregon. Since however living in several different sections of the state and enjoying perfect health until very recently when she became ill and was ailing for four weeks but at no time did she take to her bed.
She was cheerful through out and died in the morning while preparing breakfast with neuralgia of the heart. The remains were brought to Portland where many friends and loving relatives sorrowfully laid her to rest in the beautiful Rose cemetery.
Yours truly, P. J. Bowling -- The Adrian Journal, February 20, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Neff, Jacob
Jacob H. Neff died at his home, near LaCygne, Kansas, Wednesday night, January  8th after an illness of a few hours.
Mr. Neff was for a number of years a resident of this city being engaged in the furniture business, and was a good citizen.  Some fifteen years ago he moved to Kansas and located on the farm where he died.
He leaves a wife and five children, three sons and two daughters, Dr. R. W. Neff, of this city being one of the sons.
At the time of going to press the funeral arrangements had not been completed. -- The Adrian Journal, January 9, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Murphy, Ora Lucille
Little Ora Lucille, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy, died at the home of her parents in Grand River township, Friday, January 3, 1913; aged 2 months and 5 days.
This was the only child and the young parents are heart broken over the loss of the one who was the light of the home. They have the sympathy of a host of friends in this bereavement.
Funeral services were held from the Altona Baptist church Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. W. J. Silvius. -- The Adrian Journal, January 9, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Black-Gebhardt
Miss Ina B. Black and Mr. Herman Gebhardt, popular young people of this township, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Americus Black ,four miles north of Adrian, Wednesday, January 15, 1913.  The wedding was an elaborate affair but we were unable to get the particulars before going to press
The contracting parties are numbered among the best young people in this township and The Journal joins their many friends in extending congratulations and best wishes. -- The Adrian Journal, January 16, 1913, Page 5 column 4, Marriage
 

Miller, Mrs. E. P.
Mrs. E. P. Miller died at her home, near Salina, Kansas, this Thursday morning.  Mrs. Miller was the widow of the late Wm. Miller, who resided many years in East Boone township.  Her daughter, Mrs. George Hill, lives six miles northeast of Adrian.
The body will be brought to Adrian for burial. Funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Belle Wilkerson Friday afternoon, Jan. 17th at 2 o’clock.  -- The Adrian Journal, January 16, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Neff, Jacob Henry
The subject of this obituary notice was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, Sept. 1, 1852.  Moved with his parents to Montgomery county, Ill., in 1868, to Adrian, Mo., 1882 and to his present farm home near LaCygne, Kansas, 1899 where he died Jan. 8, 1913; aged 60 years, 4 months and 7 days.
He was married to Sevilla Simmon at Shipman, Ill., March 13, 1879, to this union were born four sons and two daughters.  One died in infancy. Five children, Royal, Herbert, Shirley, Mabel Haggard, Nellie Bernart together with the wife, four grandchildren and two sisters are left to mourn the loss of a faithful and kind brother, husband and father.
Business had taken him to LaCygne Wednesday and after transacting the same he was his genial self and felt as well as usual.  Suddenly he felt a severe pain in his forehead, this made him feel sick but after resting about an hour in a store he felt better and drove his team home, six miles in the country.  He did not feel well, ate but very little supper but still was cheerful and passed some pleasantries with some of the family.
Soon he felt worse and while the family were doing what they could for him he lost consciousness and died about 10 p.m.
A large concourse of neighbors and friends met at the Christian church in LaCygne at 1 p.m. Jan. 11 to pay the last sad tribute of respect to his memory and to sympathize with the bereaved in the sad hour of their deep sorrow.  Funeral services were conducted by Elder G. W. Lentz, of Kansas City, Mo., after which all that was mortal of Jacob H. Neff was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery near by. -- The Adrian Journal, January 16, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Clark,John
John Clark of Austin, nearly 80 years old, who served in the Federal army during the civil war and was in many battles, died Friday evening about 4 o’clock and was buried in the Austin cemetery Sunday the 29th. -- The Adrian Journal, January 2, 1913, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

Board-Rexroad
Robert Rexroad and Miss Ida Board were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McRoberts Wednesday evening, January 1, 1913, Rev. W. W. Clay officiated.
The contracting parties are well and favorably known in this city and their friends join in extending congratulations and best wishes for their continued happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, January 2, 1913, Page 5 column 4, Marriage
 

Bell, Aaron
Aaron Bell died at his home, one mile north of Ballard, Monday morning, December 30, 1912, aged 71 years.
He located in Bates county forth three years ago and was a good citizen.
Funeral services were held from the Fairview Baptist church Tuesday morning; burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery, Butler. -- The Adrian Journal, January 2, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Warford, J. E.
H. T. Carr went to Nevada last Saturday after the body of J. E. Warford, who died there. -- The Adrian Journal, January 2, 1913, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Herrell, baby boy
A baby boy was born into the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Herrell Saturday night.  Mother and son are reported doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, January 2, 1913, Page 4 column 1, Birth
 

Marsh-Milton
C.L. Melton, jeweler in Ellis’ store this city, and Miss Maud Marsh, of Kansas City, were married in Butler Tuesday.
The groom has resided in this city  but a few months, yet he has many friends, who will wish him and his bride life’s greatest blessing. -- The Adrian Journal, January 2, 1913, Page 1 column 6, Marriage
 

Bergner-Burruss
Robert A. Bergner and Miss Bertha Burruss were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents near Adrian, at high noon, on Wednesday Dec. 25,1912 by Rev. Erdman of Adrian.
Mr. Arthur Kavanaugh was best man and Miss Amelia Gebhardt was bridesmaid Miss Cleo Hartley played the wedding march.  Annie Laurie was played during congratulations after which the bride and groom led the way to the dining room where s sumptuous dinner was served.
They received many beautiful presents.
After wishing the bride and groom a happy and prosperous married life the guests departed. -- The Adrian Journal, January 2, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Warford, J. E.
J. E. Warford died at the Nevada asylum Saturday, December 28, 1912, aged 56 years.
Mr. Warford became unbalanced about the 18th of December and his condition was such that it was necessary to take him to a sanitarium but he only lived a week after his arrival there.
Mr. Warford was a prominent citizen of Spruce township, he had resided for years.  He was a member of the Baptist church and lived a devoted Christian life.
Funeral services were held Sunday from the Fairview Baptist church, conducted by Rev. J.A. Smith, and the body was laid to rest in the Cloud cemetery.  A large number of people attended to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of an esteemed citizen.
A widow and five children are left to mourn the loss of a loving companion and father. These have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, January 2, 1913, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Pate, Grandma
Again the angel of death has visited the home of Mrs. W.  E. Drew.  Her mother departed this life Sunday morning. She had only been sick five days, having just returned from a two months visit with her other daughter and niece at Kansas City and Bean Lake, Mo.  She was apparently in such a good health when she left there that she was contemplating a trip to Des Moines, Washington, where she had previously spent fur years with her brother and his family. She received news of this brother’s death wile in Kansas City, which was a great shock to her, but she still expected to leave here the last of this month for Washington to keep her widowed sister in law company.  She had great faith that  in her doctor who did everything that could be done. She was the most patient of mothers, never a murmur. With loving friends and her children standing around her she passed away to her long sleep to awake in that beautiful home beyond.  She was a devoted Christian always praying for some dear one and her kind and loving deeds will long be remembered by everyone who knew her. She leaves to mourn her loss four sons, three daughters, two brothers and one sister, besides a large circle of friends.  She was born in Defiance, Ohio, in 1840, and was 72 years, 4 months and 24 days of age. At the time of her death.  She joined the Adrian Baptist church, Sunday February 28, 1904, while Rev. W. S. Weir was pastor and it was her request that he should officiate at her funeral, which he did. She had her text marked for the past 28 years, John 14 chapter, verse 3.  He preached a beautiful sermon, having known deceased so long.  Mrs. Jake Hartley said prayer at the house, Mesdames, L. Long, Taylor Timmons and A. L. Burris sang.  The body was then taken to the Adrian Baptist church, where Rev. Weir and the Rebeka’s officiated.
The remains were interred in Crescent Hill cemetery by the side of Mrs. Drew’s husband, the late W. E. Drew. -- The Adrian Journal, February 13, 1913, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Irick, Jennie Belle
Mrs. Jennie Belle Irick, nee Crockett, departed this life, Feb. 3, 1913, at her home near Beit, Montana.
Deceased was born near Terre Haute, Indiana, to Mr. and Mrs.  W. H. Crockett, May 27, 1869; aged 43 years, 8 months and 6 days.
At an early age she came, with her parents, to Illinois, and later moved to Missouri, where she lived with her parents until she was married to G.  W. Irick, February 28, 1886. This union was blessed with eight children, of which five are living.
Her demise is mourned by the husband, five children, her father, two brothers and two sisters.
At the age of 37 she was converted and afterwards joined the Methodist church.
Funeral services were held at Passaic, Missouri, conducted by Rev. C. A. Erdman, pastor of the Adrian Methodist church. -- The Adrian Journal, February 13, 1913, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Lemon, William
William Lemon was born January 5, 1836, at Hayesville, Ohio, and died at his home in Adrian, Missouri, January 24, 1913; aged 77 years and 19 days.  He was united in marriage with Martha B. Bravard, February 25, 1858. To this union eight children were born, five of whom are living. The living are Mrs. Anna Hawkins, Mrs. Albia Anderson John O. Lemon, Mrs. Maggie Moore, and Mrs. Mina Spangler.  Those who preceded him in death are, Mrs. Stella Beauchamp, Mary Lemon and James Lemon. Three brothers and one sister survive him, the are Oliver, Orlando and Robert Lemon and Mrs. Phoebe Lemon Weldon, also twelve grandchildren live to mourn his death.
Grandpa Lemon had lived in Adrian but a few years yet he had endeared himself to his neighbors by his tranquil and lovable disposition.  He was admired by all who knew him.
Funeral services over the remains were held from his late home Sunday afternoon at one o’clock, conducted by Rev. R. L. Wood, pastor of the Baptist church who talked feeling of the amiable character of the deceased.  At the conclusion of the services at the home the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The family have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, January 30, 1913, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Robards, baby boy
Dr. Floyd Bates reports the birth of a boy baby to Mrs. Floyd Robards last Sunday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, January 30, 1913, Page 4 column 2, Birth
 

Miller, Ellen
Ellen P. Evans was born in Huron county, Ohio, December 27, 1831, moved with her parents to McLane county, Illinois, when quite young, and from thence to Bates county, Mo., in 1869, and to Anderson county, Kansas in 1904, where she died January 16, 1913; aged 81 years 20 days.
She was married to William C. Miller in 1858.  To this union five children were born, four children are living viz: Mrs. L. A. Mugler, Portland Oregon; Mrs. George Hill, Adrian, Mo.; Mrs. William McCoy and L. H. Miller, Selma, Kansas.
Funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. Wilkerson, conducted by  Elder Showalter.  The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery to await the call of our heavenly Father.  She was a faithful Christian until death.  Besides relatives she leaves a host of friends to mourn her death. -- The Adrian Journal, January 30, 1913, Page 5 column 4, Death


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