The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri
Jan. 8, 1914 - Dec. 31, 1914
A 9 ½ pound girl was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Davidson
last week. -- The Adrian Journal, September 24, 1914, Page 1 column 6,
Stephen Gilham died in this city, Friday, September 18, 1914 aged 67 years,
8 months and 7 days.
The death of Mr. Gilham came as a great surprise to his many friends in this
community, as he never became ill until Thursday. His death was caused from
Stephen Gilham was born in Morristown, Belmont Co., Ohio, June 11, 1874, died
at his home in Adrian, Mo., September 18, 1914 Mr. Gilham came to Missouri in
1868 and settled in Altona. It was here he formed the acquaintance of Miss
Victoria Coberly whom in 1847 he married. To this union were born eight
children, as follows, Mrs. Frank Greer, Miss Bertha Gilham, Warner Gilham, Miss
Jessie Gilham, Warner Gilham, Mrs. Roy Ray, Misses Mable and Ima Gilham.
Mr. Gilham is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, two brothers in
and near Adrian and Sylvestion Gilham living in Ohio, Mrs. Rhetta Fisher and
Mrs. Mary Graham also live in Ohio.
A number of years ago Mr. Gilham bought the old Huston farm extending from the
corner at the southeast edge of Adrian to the corner of Tabler’s residence in
the northeast part of the city. He started a dairy farm and for years supplied
Adrian with milk. He sold a part of the farm to others who laid it off into town
lots and Mr. Gilham laid off and sold the rest. He lived to see his entire
eighty acres built into a beautiful residence district.
Yet he was possessed of many Christian graces, he lived a clean conscientious
life always ready to help the sick and suffering at any sacrifice, would
discommode himself anytime to accommodate his neighbor. Thus ends the life on
one of our honored citizens.
Funeral services were held from the home in this city Sunday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. W. S. Courtney. Interment at Mt. Olivet cemetery. -- The
Adrian Journal, September 24, 1914, Page 1 column 3, Death
Mrs. Maggie McCombs went to Shell City last Saturday to attend the funeral
of Mrs. F. C. France, formerly of the Altona neighborhood, who died Thursday,
October 22nd, at her home in Schell City. -- The Adrian Journal,
October 29, 1914, Page 1 column 1, Death
Thomas B. Webb was found dead in bed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Stone
Sunday morning. Mr. Webb had been in bad health for sometime and Saturday night
Mr. and Mrs. Stone were in his room arranging things for the night and when they
were leaving they ask if they was anything they could do for him before
retiring. He requested that a glass of water be set on a chair by the side of
the bed and that a heavy comfort be thrown across the bed so that he could pull
it up over him should he become cold during the night. When Mr. Stone entered
the room Sunday morning to build a fire he found Mr. Webb cold in death. He had
doubtless been dead several hours. He had pulled the extra cover up and had his
Bible in his hand.
The deceased was born in Oak Grove, Mo., and was 79 years of age when the death
summons came. At an early age in life he united with the Primitive Baptist
Church and always took an active interest in matters pertaining to the church.
He is survived by eight children, five boys and three girls, the boys residing
in Oklahoma. The daughters are Mrs. J.H. Stone of Butler; Mrs. Hogan, of Adrian,
and Mrs. Mills, of Kansas City.
Short funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stone Sunday
afternoon at four o’clock by Rev. Talbert, and the body shipped to Vinita,
Okla., for interment.-Butler Daily Democrat -- The Adrian Journal, November 12,
1914, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Rev. J. W. Penn, pastor of the Adrian U. B. Church and Mrs. Anna Kniffin, of
Brookfield, Mo. Were married at the home of the bride Thursday, November 5,
1914. They are living in the U. B. parsonage in this city. -- The Adrian
Journal, November 12, 1914, Page 4 Column 5, Marriage
Tuttle, Wm. H.
William Harrison Tuttle was born in Columbus, Ohio November 28, 1827, and
died at his home in Adrian, Mo. November 10, 1914; aged 86 years, 11 months and
In early manhood Mr. Tuttle left his native state and located at Vandalia,
Illinois, where he was married to Miss Caroline Wittenmeyer, August 28, 1853.
To this union two children were born, viz: Dr. H. W. of this city and a daughter
who died in infancy. In the 50’s Mr. Tuttle was an engineer on the Illinois
Central Railway when the engines were fired with wood. During the Civil War he
served in the 10th Illinois Cavalry. His term of service being four years and
six months. October 1868 Mr. Tuttle and family moved to Missouri, locating near
Dayton, Cass county, where he resided until 1888, when he moved to Adrian, where
he has since resided. Mr. Tuttle was converted and united with the Baptist
church more than thirty years ago and lived a consistent Christian life.
Mr. Tuttle had been in failing health for a number of years and for several
months past had been practically helpless, requiring constant attention.
The passing of these hardy pioneers is rapid and their departure causes a
feeling of deep regret.
Funeral services for Grandpa Tuttle was held from the home Wednesday afternoon,
conducted by his pastor, Rev. R. L. Wood, and the body laid to rest in Crescent
Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, November 12, 1914, Page 4 column 4, Death
Putnam F. Thompson was born in Lee county Virginia, April 14, 1847, and died
in Chicago, Ill., October 14, 1914 aged 67 years and 6 months.
Mr. Thompson came to Missouri when a boy and lived in Bates and Cass counties
until 1905 when he moved to Topeka, Kansas, where he resided until July 1st
of this year when he went to Chicago to reside with his son in law and daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hanna. Mr. Thompson was united in marriage with Miss Sarah
Cox October, 26, 1875. To this union one child was born, Mrs. Maud Hanna. Mr.
and Mrs. Thompson resided in Adrian most of their married life and were well and
favorable known to the older settlers. Mr. Thompson was a genial gentleman and
always had a word of cheer for his fellowman and was always ready to extend a
helping hand to those in need of help or sympathy. Several years ago Mr.
Thompson was converted and united with the United Brethren church and died in
The body was brought to Adrian for burial Saturday, the funeral services
were held from the United Brethren church conducted by Elder W. S. Hood. Mr.
Thompson died of paralysis. -- The Adrian Journal, October 22, 1914, Page 1
Column 3, Death
Mills, Mrs. C.
A message was received here Wednesday stating that Mrs. C. L. Mills died
Tuesday at her home in Seattle Washington.
Mrs. Mills resided in Adrian for more than twenty years and was active in social
circles. The news of her death will come as a shock to her many friends here.
The husband and daughter have the sympathy of Adrian friends in this
bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, October 22, 1914, Page 4 Column 2, Death
Derver, J. C.
J. C. Dever, editor of the Rich Hill Enterprise, died last Saturday. Mr.
Deaver was a worthy gentleman and was held in high esteem by his brothers
editors. -- The Adrian Journal, October 22, 1914, Page 4 Column 2, Death
Mr. Moses died at his home in Ottawa, Kansas, Friday, October 2nd,
after a lingering illness. Mr. Moses was engaged in business in Adrian for
several years and will be remembered by many citizens as an excellent gentleman.
-- The Adrian Journal, October 15, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Death
The home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Rexroad, was the scene of
a very pretty wedding Wednesday evening, September 30, when Miss Lela M.
Rexroad, of Adrian, and Mr. Mark R. Burnham of Kansas City were united in
marriage by the Rev. W. S . Courtney.
A delightful simplicity and sweet sincerity characterized every feature of the
occasion. At 8:30 Mrs. Middleton sang, accompanied on the piano by Mrs.
Chapman. The wedding march which followed ushered the bride and groom into the
presence of the waiting guests who had gathered in the parlor.
The bride who is a pretty and accomplished was beautiful gowned in white satin
and carried a large and charming bouquet of white American Beauty roses. The
groom who in appearance compares very favorably with the bride wore the
Mr. Burnham comes from one of the best of families and is himself well and
favorably known among his acquaintances.
A very tasteful two course luncheon was served, after which the bride and groom
and others entertained the guests with excellent music. Among the out of town
guest were Mrs. And Mr. Willie Burnham of Kansas City, mother and brother of the
groom. -- The Adrian Journal, October 8, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
Mouse, baby boy
Dr. Pope reports the birth of a boy baby to Mr. and Mrs. Aus Mouse Sept. 26th.
-- The Adrian Journal, October 8, 1914, Page 4 column 2, Birth
David Newbold and Miss Josephine Ward, both well known young people of
Aurora, made a trip to Mt. Vernon Sunday where a license was secured and they
were married by a minister of that place, returning to Aurora in the evening.
The groom, who is connected with the freight department at the Frisco station,
is one of our best known and reliable young men, while the bride is a well known
and most estimable young lady, residing north of town, and the happy couple are
to continue to make their home in Aurora. Together with many other friends the
World extends congratulations and best wishes. The Aurora World. -- The Adrian
Journal, October 1, 1914, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage
Len Shubert, of near Adrian, and Miss Orna Tucker, of Montana, were married
in Kansas City Tuesday. The contracting parties are excellent young people. The
groom is deputy county treasurer and a young man of excellent character. The
bride has visited relatives here many times and is a cultured and refined lady.
-- The Adrian Journal, October 1, 1914, Page 5 Column 4, Marriage
Karl Edward Shoor, only son of Dr. E. Shoor of this city, who on the morning
of July 26th, departed this life to enter into that higher life that
higher place, that bourne from which none returneth to this world of trials.
Karl Edward Shoor was born at Garden City, Mo., May 14, 1894, he was taken ill
Nov. 15, 1913 and took to his last earthly bed Dec. 4, 1913, where he has been a
patient sufferer, until the great good God in pity bade him to journey over the
river and to enter that fuller work and life that is waiting always and
eternally to the faithful. Hubbard, enterprise -- The Adrian Journal, August
27, 1914, Page 1 Column 1, Death
Mrs. T. S. Garrison, of Rich Hill, was burned to death Monday, when her
clothing caught fire while burning paper in a stove. She ran out doors with her
clothing ablaze. Her children threw water on her to put out the flames. -- The
Adrian Journal, August 27, 1914, Page 4 Column 2, Death
Miss Nora Roberts and M. B. Owen, of Texas, were married in Butler Tuesday
afternoon. The bride is the daughter of Geo. W. Roberts, Grand River township,
the groom is not known in this vicinity. -- The Adrian Journal, September 17,
1914, Page1 Column 3, Marriage
Mr. Armstrong, of El Dorado Sprigs, and Mrs. Belle Jensen, of Westline, were
united in marriage at Butler Saturday. Mrs. Jensen was the wife of the late
Judge Wimstatt. She resided in this city a number of years and is an excellent
lady. Her friends join in wishing her a happy wedded life. -- The Adrian
Journal, September 10, 1914, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
Word was received by friends here that Deane Harris died at his home in
Rolla, Mo., a few days ago of heart failure. It is said he dropped dead on the
street. This will be a shock to his many friends here.
Deane was a bright young man and was making good. He was a graduate of the
Adrian High School and of the state school at Rolla.
His parents have the sympathy of their many friends here. -- The Adrian Journal,
September 10, 1914, Page 4 Column 4, Death
Snow, baby girl
A girl baby was born into the hone of John Snow last Saturday. Papa Snow
seems all puffed up over the new arrival.
-- The Adrian Journal, September 10, 1914, Page 5 Column 5, Birth
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Corbin Saturday, a son. -- The Adrian Journal,
September 10, 1914, Page 5 Column 4, Birth
Samuel Jackson was born near Nashville, Tennessee, June 15, 1833, and died
at his home in Crescent Hill, Mo., Monday, August 24, 1914, aged 81 years, 2
months and 9 days.
Mr. Jackson was the youngest of eighteen children. In 1845 he came to Missouri
and located in this Deer Creek township and from that time was identified with
the growth and development of the township until death claimed him. When he
came here this was a vast undeveloped country with but few settlers and fewer
advantages. But these early settlers were of sturdy kind who could endure
hardships bravely and to them we owe much of our modern civilization. The first
school in the township was organized in 1844, the year before Mr. Jackson came
her. He lived to see the township supplied with excellent educational
advantages. The first church was organized in the township in 1857. The subject
of this sketch witnessed all of these developments and lived to see their
Mr. Jackson was united in marriage with Nancy E. Williams August 13, 1851, to
this union seven children were born, three of whom died in infancy, four survive
the father, viz: Mrs. Wilcox and Mrs. Wilson, of Kansas City, and James and G.
M. of near this city, the aged wife also survives. Mr. Jackson served the Civil
War and was honorably discharged July 267, 1865.
In death of Uncle Sam this community lost one of its best citizens, a man who
was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was kind of heart and always
spoke well of his neighbors. It is to be regretted that there are not more such
people in the world to scatter the sunshine of good will.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 25th, and a large crowd of
sorrowing friends attended to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of the
All honor to the memory of these pioneers who paved the way for our modern
Besides the relatives above named Uncle Sam is survived by sixteen grand
children and twenty one great grand children.
-- The Adrian Journal, September 3, 1914, Page 8 Column, Death
A girl baby was born to Mrs. Wm. Lewis Friday morning. Mother babe doing
well, but papa Lewis is in a serious condition. -- The Adrian Journal, November
19, 1914, Page 4 column 4, Birth
Harvey Strain died August 2, 1914, at Charleston,, Ohio, of heart trouble.
Aged 78 years, 10 months and 3 days.
Uncle Harvey lived in Adrian for many years and visited friends here a year ago.
The body was buried on Soldiers Mound, Fern Cliff cemetery, Springfield, Ohio.
-- The Adrian Journal, November 26, 1914, Page 5 Column 2, Death
Mr. H. E. Newman, of Pleasanton, Kansas and Miss Leota Askew were married
The bride is the daughter of Mr. Robert Askew. The groom is a stranger here but
is said to be a worthy young man.
Their friends join in congratulations and best wishes. -- The Adrian Journal,
December 31, 1914, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
Mr. F. M. Nichols and Miss Rena Hill were married at Butler Christmas day.
The groom is a prominent young farmer of East Boone township. The bride resided
in Butler. They will reside on a farm in East Boone township. -- The Adrian
Journal, December 31, 1914, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
Mr. J. C. Duke and Miss Ora Kendrick were married Christmas day.
The groom is a younger farmer of Grand River township. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kendrick of Shawnee township. -- The Adrian
Journal, December 31, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
Mrs. David J. Cottom died at her home in Adrian Monday December 28, 1914;
after a long illness of tuberculosis; aged 60 years, 1 month and 13 days.
Sarah F. Burton was born in Kentucky, November 13, 1854. Miss Burton was united
in marriage with David J. Cottom in Au7gust 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Cottom moved to
Cass county, Missouri, in 1874, and to Adrian in 1902, and have resided here
since that time. About twenty four years ago Mrs. Cottom united with the
Christian church and died in that faith. She was a good woman in every sense of
the word and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.
For several years Mrs. Cottom had been in failing health and for almost two
years her condition had been such as to require constant attention. Mr. Cottom
gave her tender care during this long illness.
Funeral services for Mrs. Cottom were held from the Adrian Christian church
Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Elder W. S. Hood. Burial was made
in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 31, 1914, Page 1
Column 4, Death
Dr. Tuttle reports the birth of a girl baby to Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Simpson,
Christmas night. -- The Adrian Journal, December 31, 1914, Page 4 Column 3,
Lawrence Kemper of Rockville, and Miss Lena Largent, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Largent, of Shawnee township, were married at the Adrian Methodist
parsonage last Thursday noon, Rev W. S. Courtney officiating.
The bride is a talented and popular young lady and has a wide circle of friends
in the community where she grew to womanhood. The groom comes highly
recommended for the community where he resides as a worthy gentleman.
The happy couple went to the Largent home, where they remained until Monday,
when the went to their home in Rockville. -- The Adrian Journal, December 31,
1914, Page 4 Column 5, Marriage
Clifford H. Porter and Miss Lena Bell Mouse were married at the beautiful
Mouse home in Altona, Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Coggens, of Warrensburg,
officiating. The wedding was an elaborate function and a big crowd was present.
The happy couple left last night. The will make their home on the groom’s farm
west of Adrian. -- The Adrian Journal, December 31, 1914, Page 5 Column 5,
Wallace, A. M.
A. M. Wallace, formerly deputy sheriff, was found dead early this morning by
Thos Lincoln at the A. J. Walter farm southeast of this city He was sitting in
a chair with a paper in his hand and had evidently died without a struggle.
Mr. Wallace was alone and had been taking care of his son in laws farm during
the winter. He and Mrs. Lincoln, a close neighbor, had been in the habit of
talking over the phone every morning and when Mr. Lincoln called this morning
could get no response. He saw a light and went to see what was wrong.
The coroner was notified at once but he decided that an inquest was not
necessary. The remains will be brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Walter, today. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Mr. Wallace formerly lived in Hume and was deputy sheriff in the term of W. J.
Bullock. He is survived by three children, Clay Wallace, of Altamont, Mo., Mrs.
Chas. Horton of Hume, and Mrs. A. J. Walter of this city.
Deceased was about 65 years of age and had a wide circle of friends to mourn his
loss. -- The Adrian Journal, December 31, 1914, Page 5 Column 5, Death
Pipes, Mrs. A.
Funeral services for Mrs. A. L. Pipes were held from the Altona Christian
church Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by Elder R. A. Blalock, of
Richards. The Butler Rebekah Lodge had charge of the funeral. A large
congregation of friends assembled to pay their respects to the memory of the
The husband and children have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their
sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, December 31, 1914, Page 1 Column 4, Death
John Lyle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Keeton, died of pneumonia at the home
of his parents in Elkhart township, Saturday morning, December 16, 1914; aged 3
years, 10 months and 29 days.
The death of this bright little boy was a severe blow to the young parents. In
their great grief incident to the loss of this dear one they have the deep
sympathy of their many friends.
Funeral was held at Mt Vernon church Sunday, conducted by Rev. J.W. Penn.
Burial was made in the Scott cemetery.
-- The Adrian Journal, December 31, 1914, Page 1 column 5, Death
Emma, the eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Deardorff, died at
the family home, 6 miles northwest of Adrian, last Thursday of typhoid fever.
Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery Friday afternoon. A brief
service was conducted at the grave by Rev. A. Showalter.
Two other children in the Deardorff home are very seriously ill with the same
ailment. -- The Adrian Journal, December 1, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Elgin, J. A.
J. A. Elgin died at his home in Butler Sunday afternoon Nov. 29, 1914.
This announce was sad news to many people in and near Adrian. Mr. Elgin lived
on his farm, four miles south of this city, for many years and proved himself a
citizen worthy the respect and esteem of all who knew him. Some years ago he
rented his farm and moved to Butler.
Mrs. Elgin is left to mourn the death of her husband. They had no children. --
The Adrian Journal, December 1, 1914, Page 1 column 3, Death
Mrs. Florence N. Neel died at her home in this city Saturday evening,
November 28,, 1914; aged 3 years, 5 months and 14 days.
Ms. Neel had been an invalid for several years and for several weeks immediately
preceding her death her condition had been critical. One son, W. E. Stillson
who lived with his mother, is left to mourn her death.
Mrs. Neel moved to Adrian a year ago and was not widely known here.
The son left Sunday noon with the body of his mother for Burr Oak, Kansas, where
burial was made. -- The Adrian Journal, December 1, 1914, Page 4 column 2, Death
Mr. Frank Wright and Miss Bertha Asher were married at the home of the
bride’s parents in Topeka, Kansas, Nov. 22nd. Frank is the son of
Mrs. Johathan Adams of this city and has a good position with the Santa Fe
Railway at Topeka. -- The Adrian Journal, Loose page found not sure which week
it goes with
A boy baby was born to Mrs. Charles Blocher Wednesday night December 10. --
The Adrian Journal, December 10, 1914, Page 4 column 3, Birth
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raney Stone died at their home in East
Boone township, Friday night, December 18, 1914; aged six days.
The death of the little one was a great disappointment to the young parents and
they have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement.
The body was buried in Crescent Hill cemetery Saturday. -- The Adrian
Journal, December 24, 1914, Page 1 column 1, Death
Mosier, E. F.
E. P. Mosier, one of Bates county’s oldest citizens died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Malinda Zwahlen at Passaic, last Friday, aged 86 years. He had
lived in Bates county for thirty eight years. -- The Adrian Journal, December
24, 1914, Page 4 Column 2, Death
Mrs. A. L. Pipes died at the family home in Shawnee township, Wednesday,
December 23, 1914, aged 60 years, 6 months and 14 days.
Alice Beatrice Shepherd was born in Hardin county, Ky., June 9, 1854, and grew
to womanhood in the state of her nativity. On February 22, 1882, she was united
in marriage with Alonzo L. Pipes who with six children survives. In 1884 Mrs.
Pipes united with the Christian church and remained a consistent member of same
until death claimed her.
In 1884 they Pipes family moved to Missouri, locating in Clay county, later they
moved to Bates county.
Mrs. Pipes was an excellent Christian lady, always courteous to those she met,
and an accommodating neighbor and friend.. She was held in high esteem by all
who knew her.
The husband and children have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends
in their irreparable loss.
Funeral services will be held sometime Saturday, the hour and place has not yet
been set. Burial will be made in the Altona cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal,
December 24, 1914, Page 4 Column 3, Death
Uncle John Beckham died at his home in Shawnee township Tuesday night,
December 22, 1914; aged 72 years. Mr. Beckham was a bachelor and has lived in
Bates county for many years. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olivet today,
Thursday. -- The Adrian Journal, December 24, 1914, Page 5 Column 3, Death
Mr. Alva Tuttle of St. Joe, ad Miss Hazel Clara Moore of Adrian, will be
married at the Independence Ave. Methodist church, Kansas City, Missouri at 3
o’clock this afternoon.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Moore of this city, ad is a
worthy young lady. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Tuttle of this
city and holds a good position in St. Joe, where they will reside. -- The Adrian
Journal, December 24, 1914, Page 4 Column 3, Marriage
Arthur Buchanan, of Burdett, and Rosy Shelton, of this city were married in
Butler, Friday, August 1st. Justice B. F. Jeter performed the
ceremony. The contracting parties are well and favorably known in this community
and their many friends join in wishing them a happy wedded life. They will make
their home on a farm near Burdett. -- The Adrian Journal, August 6, 1914, Page 1
column 3, Marriage
One man was killed outright, two were fatally injured and a fourth seriously
hurt when a Ford automobile turned turtle three miles west of Rich Hill Tuesday
afternoon about 4:30. Andy Eastley, sixty years old, was killed instantly, his
neck being broken, James Miller and Mort Biggs were fatally injured and Big
Watson, the driver and owner of the car was badly hurt. The men were all married
and had families and worked in the mines at New Home.
They were gong fast when they hit a big culvert the steering gear is supposed to
have broken. The driver lost control of the machine and it turned upside down.
The mines had closed down for the primary election and the men had been in Rich
Hill for the afternoon. They were on their way home when the accident happened.
They were at once taken to Rich Hill where they have bee receiving medical
treatment. -- The Adrian Journal, August 6, 1914, Page 1 Column 4, Death
Only one of the men injured in the automobile accident at
rich Hill is dead, but another has a broken back and is paralyzed from the hips
down. He is not expected to live. The other two men who were in the car are
getting along alright. -- The Adrian Journal, August 13, 1914, Page 1 column 1,
The little 14 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Nelson died July 27.
-- The Adrian Journal, August 6, 1914, Page 5 column 2, Death
Evelyn Rose, only daughter of Willie and Rhoda Nelson was born May 17, 1913,
departed this life, July 28, 1914, at the home of her parents, two miles
northeast of Burdett. Sad indeed was that home when parents and friends saw
they must give little Evelyn up, everything was done to keep her here, but God
Funeral services at the Burdett church by Rev. Prevo Tuesday eve. 4 p.m.
Interment Burdett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 6, 1914, Page 8 Column
Mrs. George Moles, living in the Mt. Olivet neighborhood, died a t her home
Saturday night after a lingering illness, aged 32 years 6 months and 12 days.
Minnie C. Addleman was born Feb. 3, 1882, near Stewartsville, Clinton Co., Mo.
She came to Bates county with her parents in 1867 and located near Adrian. She
was converted and united with the Christian church when she was only twelve
years old, and has lived a good Christian life ever since.
She was united in marriage to George Moles, March 4, 1900. To this union were
born four children, three boys and one girl, all are living. She leaves a
husband, three children, a father, three brothers and three sisters to mourn the
loss of a loved one.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Adrian Monday morning,
conducted by Elder W. S. Hood. Interment was made in the Crescent Hill
The husband and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great
bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, August 20, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Mrs. R. C. Tabor died at her home at Crescent Hill Thursday, August 13,
1914, aged 56 years and 2 months. Mrs. Tabor had been confined to her bed for
five weeks and had been in failing health for two years so that her death did
not come unexpected to the family and community.
Sarah Eveline, daughter of J. S. and Judah A. McCraw, was born in Bates county,
Missouri, June 13, 1858 and died August 13, 1914. She was united in marriage
with R. C. Tabor January 4, 1884. To this union were born four children, two
dying in infancy, two sons, W. L. and R. E. of Eltopia, Washington, were with
their mother in her last days. Besides husband and sons she leaves to mourn her
loss, a brother, S. J. McCraw; three sisters, Mesdames S. E. McRoberts, R. S.
Hiser and A. J. McRoberts, all of Adrian, Mo.
In early life she was converted and joined the Baptist church later affiliating
with the United Brethren church. She lived and exemplary Christian life and was
beloved by all who knew her. Her friends loved to hear her hearty God Bless
You, personally or over the phone.
Mrs. Tabor was one of the pioneer citizens in this community. Her parents came
here in the early days and were among the first settlers in this county. Mrs.
Tabor was born here and lived here almost all of her life. She had a wide
acquaintance and a host of friends who join the family in their grief.
Funeral services were held from the Crescent Hill church Saturday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. Mrs. Bowman. Interment was made in the Crescent Hill
cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 20, 1914, Page 1 column 3, Death
In the midst of rejoicing there is sorrow. It was a sad message to our
neighborhood when we heard of the fatal accident to the little four year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Lankford last Friday evening between seven and eight.
Mr. Lankford was engaged with a team about the chores and without his knowledge
little Donald got into the wagon. The team started and in some way fell under
the wheels, one passing over the little body.
Drs. Floyd Bates and Robinson spent hours trying to save the little fellow but
could only alleviate his suffering. He died at 12:30 a.m..
Altho there are thousands of similar cases we do not realize how sad they are
until brought close to home. By reading the obituary of this little fellow you
will be convinced that it took tears to express sympathy for these bereaved
Donald Barnett, son of David and Leah Lankford, was born at the home of his
maternal grandparents July 30, 1910 and died at the home of his parents in
Elkhart township, Saturday, August 15, 1914, at 12:35 a.m. from injuries above
stated, aged 4 years and 16 days.
Donald was a bright and thoughtful child and gave promise of developing into a
strong man mentally and physically. In him were wrapped up the possibilities of
noble manhood and excellent citizenship, but fate had decreed that this bud of
promise should be taken to the better and brighter beyond just when the hopes of
fond parents had become entwined about his growth and development.
Death never comes into a home with the soft pedal, it always comes with the
storm’s fury and leaves sorrow and desolation in its wake but in this case the
grim messenger seems to have chosen to come in the most crushing manner and has
left the parents prostrate with grief. We wish that we might say some word that
would assuage the grief of the stricken ones but this we cannot do. We know how
to sympathize with them, the terrible hurt that has come to their hearts, the
blighted hopes, the anguish of spirit.
But there is a silver lining to this disastrous storm cloud, one that is bright
with promise when the gloom is penetrate4d. We believe in a higher and better
existence in the great beyond and there can be no doubt that Donald has gone to
that place of perpetual bliss. His condition is better than any that fond
parents could possibly have provided in this world. The loss is purely to the
parents and not to the one taken. Viewed from this standpoint mourning is in a
measure selfish. The calm judgment of the mourning ones will in time lead them
to view the matter in this light and the burden will be measurably lightened.
Funeral services over the remains were held from the Adrian Baptist church
Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. W. S. Weir, of Warsaw. The pall bearers
were Frank and Cecil Lankford and Eveland and Gordon Hudelson, uncles of the
deceased. A large congregation was present to extend sympathy and render such
assistance as they could. The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill
Besides the parents Donald is survived by his paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Lankford, his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hudelson and great
grand father L. W. Putnam. -- The Adrian Journal, August 20, 1914, Page 1 Column
Mrs. Arthur Stevenson died at her home, eight miles southwest of Adrian,
Sunday, August 9, 1914.
Vila Frances Burris was born April 12, 1882, and was married to Arthur J.
Stevenson. October 30, 1907. Besides the husband and one child she leaves her
mother, two sisters and five brothers to mourn their loss.
Funeral services were conducted from the home Monday afternoon. -- The Adrian
Journal, August 13, 1914, Page 1 column 3, Death
W. B. Switzer was married in Hutchinson, Kansas, this week to Mrs. E. M.
Miller, who formerly lived in the Mt. Olivet neighborhood. They will arrive in
Adrian Friday evening. Such was the information received by the Journal in a
letter from the happy bridegroom. The news came as a complete surprise t Adrian
Mr. Switzer and bride have known each other for thirty years, living in the same
community for years. Mrs. Switzer is an estimable lady and popular in her home
town. A large number of people here know her and will welcome her to this
city. Mrs. Switzer has lived here for years and is a genial Christian
gentleman. He is now proprietor of Adrian’s music store. -- The Adrian Journal,
August 13, 1914, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
Dr. Lyle, one of this county’s pioneer citizens and physicians died at his
home in Butler Sunday and was buried in Rich Hill Tuesday by the Masonic lodge.
Dr. Lyle had a wide acquaintance in this section. -- The Adrian Journal, August
13, 1914, Page 8 Column 4, Death
Mrs. Alice Baker Colbert died at the family residence in this city,
Saturday, July 4, 1914, age 53 years, 5 months and 24 days.
Mrs. Baker had been in a critical condition for some time with a cancer and
death has seemed to be only a question of time for several weeks. Funeral
services were held over the remains at the family home Sunday afternoon and the
body was shipped to Lone Jack for burial Monday, her former home. She
leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss as well as a host of friends
and neighbors. -- The Adrian Journal, July 9, 1914, Page 1 column 5, Death
The announcement of the death of Col. C. R. Walters, editor of the Rich Hill
Review, came as a severe shock to the editor of the Journal. Col. Walters was
one of the ablest editors in this part of the state and a man of sterling
qualities of mind and heart. He had a fine command of the English language and
exposed himself clearly and forcefully. Mr. Walters possessed a degree of
refinement and culture that was deeply appreciated by the better element of
people. It would be impossible to estimate the good that this kind hearted
gentleman has done in the community where he has labored for more than thirty
years. The newspaper fraternity has lost one of its ablest and best members. --
The Adrian Journal, July 9, 1914, Page 1 Column 2, Death
Weeks, Caleb G.
Caleb G. Weeks, clerk of the county court of Bates county, died suddenly at
his home in Butler Tuesday evening at 9:30 o’clock after a two week illness of a
complication of diseases.
Mr. Weeks became ill two weeks ago while out in Walnut township calling upon the
voters in the interest of his candidacy for re election to the office of county
clerk. He came home and placed himself under a physician’s care and it was
thought that he was gradually improving, but it was realized by his family and
close friends that he was in a dangerous condition and only his nerve and clean
life made it possible for him to withstand the suffering and ravages of the
The deceased was born in Louisiana, Ga., February 18, 1850, and was united in
marriage to Miss Leulla Tarv.. On January 2, 1878. To this union five children,
two sons and three daughters were born, one son and two daughters with the good
wife survive. In 1883 he moved with his family to Bates county, locating in
Rich Hill, where he held for years a responsible position with one of the large
mining companies operating there at the time. Later he entered the employ of
one of the banks in Rich Hill and held that position until he was nominated and
elected clerk of the Bates County Court and had he lived until January 1st
would have held that office for two terms of four years each. At the time of his
death he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for a third term and had
a host of friends in all sections of the county who were his warm and enthuastic
Mr. Weeks was of a quiet, gentle disposition, warm hearted kind and a high
minded gentleman in the fullest sense of the term. As a father he was kind
affectionate and indulgent, as a citizen he stood for morality, honesty and
better things in life, and as a county official he was competent, capable and
obliging and his greatest pleasure seemed to be in extending the many courtesies
of his office to people in all parts of the county. A good man-better one never
lived-has gone from among us, and we, his friends, are sad today because we know
his place can never be filled. To the sorrowing relatives whose cup of sorrow
was filled to overflowing before, the writer extends condolence in this their
hour of sad bereavement.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. H. Ticknor, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, held at the family reside Friday morning at 11:40 o’clock and interment
in the cemetery at Rich Hill. Butler Daily Democrat -- The Adrian Journal, July
9, 1914, Page 5 Column 4, Death
Mrs. Wm. E. Wilds died at her home in Nevada, Mo., July 12, 1914, of
tuberculosis; aged, 30 years 7 months and 26 days.
Myrtle, daughter of Thomas and Victoria Jones, was born at Crescent Hill, Mo.,
September 16, 1883, and grew to womanhood in her native county. September 16,
1902 she was united in marriage with Wm. E. Wilds. To this union three children
were born two of whom survive the mother.
Myrtle Jones was well known in this community and enjoyed the confidence of a
wide circle of friends, who will be pained to learn of her death.
Funeral services were held at the family home in Nevada Tuesday and the body
buried in the Newton cemetery.
The husband and children have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this
bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, July 16, 1914, Page 1 column 4, Death
Miss Beatrice Griffin and Herbert Crawford, of Kansas City, were quietly
married at the home of Mr. Crawford’s sister in Kansas City last Wednesday, July
8. Beatrice was formerly an Adrian girl and has a large circle of friends here
who wish her a happy married life. She graduated from the Adrian High School in
the class of 1912. The groom is not known in this city, he has a position as
railroad mail clerk between Kansas City and Memphis, Tenn. They will make their
home in Kansas City. -- The Adrian Journal, July 16, 1914, Page 1 Column 4,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Van Eaton last Saturday, a girl. -- The Adrian
Journal, July 16, 1914, Page 5 Column 1, Birth
Moudy, baby boy
A boy baby arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moudy, Jr., yesterday,
mother and child doing well and Henry stepping lively. -- The Adrian Journal,
July 16, 1914, Page 4 column 4, Birth
Fannie Louella Woolery passed into the last peaceful sleep at the home of
her sister, Mrs. Minnie Shannon in Seattle Washington, on the ninth day of July,
1914; aged 58 years five months and twenty nine days.
Fanny Louella was eldest daughter of Wm. J. and Elizabeth Woolery, having been
born in Boonville, Cooper county, Mo., January 11, 1856.
Early in life she was united with the Baptist church and has been a faithful and
devoted member to the day of her death. She was educated in the Boonville
Seminary, having as instructors such gifted men as the late S. W. Marston and R.
R. Ricer, she taught in the seminary during her last year there. And at
eighteen years of age she commenced teaching and has taught continuously ever
since, until five years ago, her health, failed, since that time she has been a
sweet and patient sufferer.
She taught in Cooper, Saline, Cass and Bates county.
Miss Fannie did her last teaching in the Adrian school, where for several years
she taught in the grades and high school. She was thorough in her work and
insisted on the pupil dong the work well. Many young people in this community
can be found who speak in the highest terms of praise of the excellent
instructions they received from this earnest worker.
It would be impossible to even approximate the good that this good woman has
accomplished in leading the young to a higher plans of living.
In this age of too much superficial work in our schools one can the better
appreciate the services of one who insisted and on the highest ideal in
Miss Fannie lived an active and useful life and her works will continue to live
and to make the world better.
Funeral services were conducted by her former pastor, Rev. W. S. Weir, of
Warsaw, from the Adrian Baptist church, Wednesday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m.
Besides the usual pall bearers there were ten young ladies acted as honorary
bearers, all of whom were her former pupils in the Adrian school.
Interment in Crescent Hill cemetery.
Besides a large circle of friends she leaves to mourn their loss, one brother,
W. T. Woolery, of Kansas City, three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Shannon and Bettie
Satterlee of Seattle, Wash. And Mrs. Roxy Cooper of this city, besides a number
of nieces and nephews between whom, there was a tender and devoted attachment.
-- The Adrian Journal,, July 16, 1914, Page 4 Column 6, Death
While working in the hay field last Thursday afternoon, Elmer Hyatt was
stricken with heart prostration which caused his death Friday morning. He was
working for Mr. Gash, three miles south of Adrian. According to Mr. Gash he had
eaten a large meal at noon and went direct to the hay field, after working
awhile he drank very freely of water and was stricken about 3:30.
Elmer Pinkerton Hyatt was born at Garden City, Missouri, March 26, 1874, died
July 17, 1914; aged, 40 years 3 months and 22 days. Until this spring when he
went to work for Mr. Gash, he made his home with his parents two miles east of
Adrian, having never been married. Besides his parents he leaves fives sisters
and two brothers to mourn his death.
Funeral services were held from the home of his parents Saturday, July 18,
conducted by Rev. Lucus, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Interment at Crescent Hill
cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 23, 1914, Page 1 column 4, Death
Miss Fern Olive Phipps and Mr. Curtis L. Miller, of Hutchinson Kansas, were
married Thursday evening at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
Phipps. The Rev. Courtney performed the ceremony in the presence of about 75
Mrs. Harve Chapman played the wedding march. Just before the ceremony Gladys
Long and Hazel Phipps sang, “I Will Love You When the Silver Threads are Shining
Among the Gold”.
The ceremony was performed on the lawn. The bride and groom standing under a
beautifully decorated arch. The bride wore a gown of white charmense with an
over drape of shadow lace. The maid of honor, Miss Amelia Gebhardt, was gowned
in blue voile trimmed in shadow lace. The flower girls, Esther Thornhill, Gladys
Long and Edith May Bosley, were dressed in white with pink sashes and hair bows.
The bearer, Little Hazel Phipps was dressed in white and carried the ring on a
white satin pillow. Mr. Wm. Walls acted as best man.
A reception followed the service, during which a four course lunch was served.
On Friday Mr. and Mrs. Miller left for Hutchinson, Kansas, where they will make
their home. -- The Adrian Journal,, July 23, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
Leo. McVey, a young farmer, living in the neighborhood of Sprague, was
drowned while swimming with a number of friends Friday evening. The young man
dived into a coal pit and struck his head on a sharp rock and drowned before
help could reach him. He was 22 years of age, single and was employed as a farm
hand in that neighborhood.-Butler Daily Democrat -- The Adrian Journal, July 23,
1914, Page 1 Column 4, Death
Mahan, baby boy
A baby boy was born at the hoe of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mahan last Sunday. --
The Adrian Journal, July 23, 1914, Page 4 Column 3, Birth
Uncle George Wysong died at the home of Fred Thornhill last Friday afternoon
about 1:30. He had laid down to take a nap and died while asleep without a
struggle. He had been in Ohio all summer and had been back here for only a
week. The funeral was held Saturday at ten o’clock at the Thornhill home
conducted by Elder Aaron Showalter. Interment was made at Everett.
George Wysong was born in Preble county, Ohio and was seventy six years old last
February. He had lived in Missouri and Bates county most f the time for the
last thirty years and has a wide circle of friends who mourn his loss. He was
in apparently good health up to the hour of his death. -- The Adrian Journal,
July 30, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of twins at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Gutshall, a boy and a girl, Henry and Henrietta. -- The Adrian Journal, July 30,
1914, Page 4 column 4, Birth
Mrs. Eveline Davis, of Everett, went to Milo, Iowa, the first of last week
at attend a reunion of her brothers and sisters. After arriving there she became
ill on the following Wednesday and died Thursday. The body was shipped back to
Everett for burial, funeral services being held Saturday afternoon conducted by
Mrs. Davis was seventy four years old and had resided in Everett for forty years
or more. -- The Adrian Journal, July 30, 1914, Page 5 column 4, Death
Dessie Violet Wineland died at the home of her mother in Parker, Kansas,
Saturday night, July 25, of pneumonia, aged 18 years 9 months and 20 days. Miss
Wineland was born in Bates county and lived here with her parents until six
years ago when the family moved to Kansas. She had been visiting her brother,
Urless Wineland and aunt, Mrs. Chas. Timmons and went home just two weeks before
She is survived by three brothers and mother, Mrs. Rena Wineland. Burial was
made at Mt. Olivet, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Corutney.
Miss Wineland was loved by all who knew her and her brothers and mother have the
sympathy of all in their deep bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, July 30, 1914,
Page 5 Column 4, Death
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Catron died at their home in Ballard
Sunday morning, aged 10 days. The young parents have the sympathy of many
friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, June 4, 1914, Page 1 column
Miss Clara Susan Irick was born January 14, 1861, and died May 25th,
1914 at 4:30 p.m. at her home, six miles east of Adrian, Mo.
She was united in marriage to W. W. Wackerman October 18, 1899 at Louisiana, Mo.
This union was blessed with fourteen children. She is survived by her husband
and ten children four having passed on to glory, viz: Mr. W. W. Wackerman,
husband, Harry, Bert, Jesse, Jim and Mrs. Gertie Simpson, of Adrian, Mo., Mrs.
Beulah Dunham, of Nevada, Mo., Mrs. Tanna Shelton, of Yale, Okla., Mrs. Tina
Doll, of Montrose, Mo., Mr. John and Will Wackerman of Clinton, and nine
grandchildren, her mother, four sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Wackerman was
united with the Baptist church at Marpburg, Mo., 1894. She removed her
membership to the Altona Baptist church later. She has remained a faithful
Christian, a loving wife and mother and a kind neighbor. All the children were
at her bedside during her illness and death.
The father and children have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in
this great affliction which has come to their home. -- The Adrian Journal, June
4, 1914, Page 1 Column 4, Death
A girl baby arrived at the E. J. Phillips home last week. -- The Adrian
Journal, June 4, 1914, Page 8 Column , Birth
Miss Cummings and Dow Yeatts both of Shawnee township were married at Butler
last Saturday. Their friends extend congratulations and best wishes. We
understand that they will make their home in Kansas City. -- The Adrian
Journal,, June 4, 1914, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
Albert Clawson was born September 3, 1853, at Saberg Agesstorp Soken, Sweden
and died near Adrian, Mo., June 3, 1914.
He was the oldest of a family of nine children, having four brothers and four
He came to the United States of America, July 28, 1872. He was married in St.
Joseph, Mo., July 4, 1877 to Martha M. Johnson to which union two children were
born Edward Albert Clawson and Mrs. Claude B. Cross. He moved from St. Joseph
to Blue Springs, Nebr. Where he resided the greater part of the time until 1903
when he moved to Bates county, Missouri where he has since resided.
He came to America almost penniless and by industry, economy and self denial
left ample provision for his family.
He was kind, considerate husband and father; was shrewd, honest and upright in
all his dealings.
Funeral services were held from the home Thursday morning after which the family
accompanied the body to Blue Springs, Nebr., where it was laid to rest by the
Woodmen, as he was a member. -- The Adrian Journal, June 4, 1914, Page 4 column
Mark A. Shelton died at his home in this city Wednesday morning, June 3,
1914, of ailments incident to old age; aged 87 years, 10 months and 29 days.
The subject of this sketch was born in Tennessee July 4, 1826. When he was an
infant his parents moved to Indiana where he grew to manhood. When the war with
Mexico broke out he enlisted and served until its close. At the close of that
war he came to Missouri, locating near Pleasant Hill in Cass county. He was
first married in 1852 to this marriage five children were born, three of whom
survive, viz: Mrs. Lizzie Hill, A. J. and Henry Shelton, all of whom reside in
Nebraska. His first wife died in 1862. He was again married November 23, 1863,
to Mrs. Jane Sigler. To this union three children were born, all of whom are
dead. During the Civil War Mr. Shelton served in the Federal army, and at its
close again located in Cass county. He had been a continuous resident of
Missouri for almost sixty five years, and for more than twenty years had resided
in Adrian.. During the past few years he had been in feeble health, but was able
to get up town almost every day until the past few months, since which time he
has been out but little. Theses old veterans are fast answering the last roll
call. So far as we know Uncle mark was the last of the Mexican veterans in this
county. He lingered a little longer on this side than the rest of his
comrades, but he has gone to join the innumerable caravan. Peace to his ashes.
Funeral services will be held from the Shelton home Friday afternoon at 2
o’clock and will be conducted by R. L. Wood. Interment in Crescent Hill
The widow, three children and step son, Frank Sigler, have the sympathy of
They desire to express their gratitude to the neighbors for their kindness. --
The Adrian Journal, June 4 1914, Page 4 Column 5, Death
C. M. Coit, of the Reeder Hotel, received word Tuesday morning that his son,
Elmer, 23 years old, ha been killed by an automobile in Kansas City Monday
night. Mr. Coit worked in the mail department at the Union Depot and was on the
night shift, Monday night he started home after work hours, as he left the
street car an auto ran over him and he died in about fifteen minutes.
The young man had been married only about three months.
The parents have the sympathy of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, June 25, 1914,
Page 1 column 3, Death
Hess, baby girl
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a girl baby to Mrs. Ed. Hess Monday
night. Ed says he now has four boys and each boy has two sisters. Here’s
wishing them well. -- The Adrian Journal, June 25, 1914, Page 4 column 3,
Mr. Melville Heater and Miss Mary Dillon, prominent young people of Archie,
were united in marriage at Butler last Saturday, Rev. Claude Hanby, pastor of
the Ohio street M. E. church officiating. The contracting parties are well and
favorably known. The groom and his father own the Mawson farm in this township
and are progressive farmers.
The bride has for several years been the popular central girl at the Archie
telephone exchange and is held in high esteem.
These happy young people will reside on the Heater farm and start out on their
wedded life with the good wishes of a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal,
June 11, 1914, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
Mary Ellen, wife of Dr. T. B. Todd, died at the Todd residence in Pilot
Grove, Mo., Tuesday morning, June 10, 1914; aged 32 years, 6 months and 10 days.
Mary Ellen, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Welborne was born in Vernon county,
Missouri, September 24, 1881, at the age of eleven years she was converted and
united with the M. E. church South, and lived a consistent Christian life until
called to the higher existence. March 15,, 1906 she was united in marriage with
Dr. Thomas Britt Todd. To this union three children were born, one daughter and
two sons, the daughter, Ruby survives, the sons died in infancy, one having
preceded her in death but a few weeks. Dr. Todd and wife moved to Adrian about
six years ago and lived here until last winter when they moved to Pilot Grove.
Mrs. Todd was a cultured and refined Christian lady. A talented musician and
active in social, religious and civic circles. Those who knew Mrs. Todd held
her in the highest regard and her death cast a gloom over the entire community.
The body was brought to Adrian Wednesday for burial in the family lot in
Crescent Hill cemetery. Brief funeral services were held from the Methodist
church conducted by Rev. Wood, who was a neighbor to and a friend of the Todd
The aged parents, husband little daughter have the sympathy of their friends in
this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, June 11, 1914, Page 4 column 1, Death
A beautiful home wedding was solemnized at the beautiful county home of Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. Rush Wednesday evening, June 10, 1914, when their daughter, Miss
Dora, became the bride of Mr. James Moore. Preceding the ceremony Miss Lela
Rexroad sang “Love’s Old Sweet Song”, and “When I Dream of Erin”. Promptly at 8
o’clock Mrs. Dowell began to play Mendelssohn’s wedding march to the strain of
which the bride and groom marched to the east porch of the residence, where in a
beautiful and impressive ceremony Rev. R. L. Wood united them in wedlock, after
the ceremony and congratulation and excellent two course lunch was served. The
contracting parties are numbered among the best people ion the county. The groom
was raised in Shawnee township and is an industrious and prosperous young
farmer, a man of good habits.
The bride is an excellent young lady, cultured and refined. For a number of
years she has been a successful teacher in the schools of Bates county, the last
year she taught in the Adrian school. She is popular in social circles. More
than two hundred friends were present to witness the beautiful ceremony and to
wish the young people the choicest blessing of life.
They will reside on a farm in Shawnee township. The received many beautiful and
useful presents. -- The Adrian Journal, June 11, 1914, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
Wm. A. (Babe), son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mills, of this city died in Kansas
City Monday night, aged 39 years, 6 months and 18 days.
Wm. Mills was born at Crescent Hill and later moved to Adrian, where he grew to
manhood. Some fifteen years ago he went to Kansas City, where he resided until
his death. He worked in the Journal office for three years under the present
editor, this was more than twenty years ago. “Babe,” as he was called was a
trustworthy boy and was always on the square with the editor.
Mr. Mills was found dead Tuesday morning. He had been suffering from the ulcer
of the teeth he had lanced Monday and it is thought that death was due to septic
The body was brought to Adrian Wednesday and a brief funeral service was held
from the home of his parents at 3:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by
Elder Hood. Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery.
The aged parents have the sympathy of the community in this bereavement. -- The
Adrian Journal, June 11,1914, Page 5 Column 4, Death
Prof. Claude B. Cross and Miss Effie M. Clawson the only daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Clawson were united in marriage at the First Methodist Episcopal
church, Topeka, Kansas on Sunday May 17 1914, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Young, the
The bride is an accomplished young lady, being a graduate of the high school at
blue Springs, Nebraska, and the State Normal School at Warrensburg, Mo. During
the past year she has held the position of Principal of the high school at
The groom is a graduate of the State Normal school at Emporia, Kansas, and is a
young man of sound moral character and sterling worth.
They will reside at Garrison, Kansas, where Prof Cross has been elected
superintendent of schools for the coming year.
-- The Adrian Journal, May 21, 1914, Page 4 column 1, Marriage
A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burton Wednesday. -- The Adrian
Journal, May 21, 1914, Page 5 column 4, Birth
A daughter was born into the home of A. J. Pendleton Tuesday. -- The Adrian
Journal, May 21, 1914, Page 5 column 4, Birth
A boy baby was born into the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Knight Monday
night. -- The Adrian Journal, May 21, 1914, Page 8 column 1, Birth
Mrs. Wm. Crow and Miss Dora Manning arrived here Saturday from Wenatchee,
Wash. With the body of their father Edward Manning for burial. Funeral services
over the remains were held from the Mt. Olivet church Sunday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. W. S. Courtney. The Manning family resided here for many years
and are worthy and highly respected people. -- The Adrian Journal, May 28, 1914,
Page 5 Column 6, Death
Mrs. Lettie Nafus died at her home in Elkhart township, Monday night, May
25, of ailments incident to old age; aged 85 years and 8 days.
Grandma Nafus was a pioneer in this county and had an active part in the
development of the county. She was a devout Christian and had for many years
been a faithful member of the Baptist church. As a neighbor Mrs. Nafus was
always kind and courteous; as a citizen she always stood for the things that
were elevating and ennobling.
Four children are left to mourn the death of a kind and loving mother.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Mt. Vernon church by Rev.
R. L. Wood, of this city.
The children have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian
Journal, May 28, 1914, Page 5 Column 6, Death
William Wilson McReynolds the second, that is his name. 11 ½ pounds, that
the size. Mama and boy doing fine, that’s all of it except don’t fool with dad.
-- The Adrian Journal, May 28, 1914, Page 5 column 3, Birth
Silence was broken last Wednesday when news of the wedding of Miss Ettie J.
Johnson and Jas. Webb of Oklahoma was announced. They had their plans so
skillfully arranged and carried out that one would have to wonder how it was
done. They were married at butler last Wednesday evening and returned to his
sister’s home, Mrs. Jas. Hogan. Thursday, then on Friday evening they returned
to her mother’s home at Fairview and from there to their home at Vinta,
Oklahoma. -- The Adrian Journal, May 28, 1914, Page 5 Column 3, Marriage
Miss Ruth Rush and Mr. Cecil Mack Hawkins were united in marriage at the
home of the brides parents one mile south of Adrian Christmas day at 6 o’clock
p.m. It was one of the big social events of the year in this section, there
being 135 guests.
When the guests arrived they were received by the Misses Anna Tillson, Ethel
Lincoln and Lizzie Rexroad. When the appointed hour arrived Miss Lila Rexroad
beautifully sang “Love’s Old Sweet Song”, which was immediately followed by
Mendelssohn’s Wedding march played by Mrs. J. E. Dowell. Elder W. S. Hood, of
the Christian church, spoke the words that made the happy couple one, and he did
it in a most impressive and pleasing manner.
After the usual congratulations the bridal party led the way to the dining room
and a sumptuous dinner was served by the Misses Mabel Blair, Marie Lincoln,
Jessie Mawson and Ruby Baie, music being furnished by the dinner by the Misses
Dobson and Hazel Chapman.
The bride wore a beautiful gown of white Charmeuse trimmed in Puritan lace and
white chiffon and carried a bouquet of lilies and roses. The bride’s sisters
wore pale pink crepe de chine and the mother was dressed in black silk
The commodious Rush home was beautifully decorated for the occasion. The large
double parlor was decorated in white with wedding bells and mistletoe. The
dining room was a profusion of green and red, with holly.
The bride is one of the beautiful girls of this section and has for several
years been one of the successful teachers. She has lived here ever since she was
a little tot and is an accomplished lady. The groom is one of the most popular
and prosperous farmers in the northern part of Bates county. The young people
have the congratulations and best wishes of their host of friends.
They were showered with a large number of valuable presents there coming for
seven different states.
Out of town guests: Mrs. Ray McRoberts, of Kansas City, Mr. Burnham, of Kansas
City, and Miss Ruth Dobson, of Oklahoma.
On Friday Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins entertained about forty people at dinner in honor
of the son and bride. -- The Adrian Journal, January 1, 1914, Page 1 Column 3,
A young lady by the name of Miss Hanley, who lives 4 miles northwest of
Archie committed suicide by taking Carbolic Acid. No reason is known. She was a
bright, energetic young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, May 7, 1914, Page 5 column
J. A. Simpson, of Deer Creek township, and Miss Vertie Crockett, of mound
township, were united in marriage at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3rd, by
Rev. R. L. Wood, pastor of the Baptist church at his home in this city. The
young people are at home on the Simpson farm northeast of this city. -- The
Adrian Journal, May 7, 1914, Page 5 Column 5, Marriage
Legg, T. W.
T. W. Legg, a prominent citizen of Butler, died last week. Mr. Legg had
resided in that city for nearly forty years and was a good citizen in every
sense of the word. -- The Adrian Journal, April 30, 1914, Page 1 Column 7, Death
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Garvey died Friday night at the family
residence 1 ½ miles southwest of Adrian. The little one did not long remain
long in the good home into which it was born and the parents are deeply grieved
at the death of the child.
In their sorrow they have the sympathy of their wide circle of friends. -- The
Adrian Journal, April 30, 1914, Page 1 column 6, Death
Dr. R. W. Neff, of this city and Miss Myrtle Allen, of LaCygne, Kansas, were
united in marriage in Kansas City, Sunday April 26, 1914, Rev. Dr. Gray pastor
of the Grand Avenue Methodist church officiating.
The happy couple came to Adrian Monday and will reside here where the groom is
engaged in the practice of Osteopathy. The bride is a stranger here but will be
given a cordial welcome to the city. The marriage was a surprise to friends
here. -- The Adrian Journal, April 30, 1914, Page 4 Column 4, Marriage
Mr. J. Calhoun died Wednesday 22nd and buried Thursday. -- The
Adrian Journal, April 30, 1914, Page 4 Column 6, Death
Word was received here last Friday announcing the death of Mrs. Cora Baie
Temmie at her home near Hinckley, Illinois. Death was caused by her being thrown
from a buggy in a runaway April 23 and injured to that she died the following
morning. We are not in possession of the particulars of this accident.
Cora, was the daughter of Mr. Wm. Baie and was born and reared on the farm near
Adrian. She was a charming young lady and enjoyed the confidence of a wide
circle of friends in and near this city all of whom will mourn her untimely
The father and other relatives has the sincere sympathy of friends her in this
great trial. -- The Adrian Journal, April 30, 1914, Page 4 Column 7, Death
Mrs. Jesse Switzer died at her home, this city, Wednesday morning, April 8th
of a complication of diseases.
Mrs. Switzer took the whooping cough some weeks ago, two weeks ago she took
measles and later pneumonia. The complication was too much for her power of
resistance and she died a above stated.
Mrs. Switzer was a young woman, was married to Mr. Switzer last October. The
young husband has the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian
Journal, April 9, 1914, Page 4 Column 3, Death
George T. Taylor, of Jacksonville, Ill. and Clara E. Thompson of Adrian,
were married in Butler, Wednesday March 25th, Rev. L. R . Elliott,
pastor of the Butler Baptist church officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by
only a few friends of the contracting parties.
After a brief wedding trip they will be at home April 15th at
Bentonville, Arkansas. -- The Adrian Journal, April 2, 1914, Page 1 column 3,
Mrs. Emma Lerner, living west of Everett, committed suicide Sunday morning
by jumping in to the cistern and drowning herself. Mrs. Lemer was sick and
asked her husband to go to a neighbors and get some camphor. She took advantage
of her husbands absence from the home to commit the rash act.
She leaves a husband and three children. We have been unable to get all the
facts. -- The Adrian Journal, April 2, 1914, Page 1 Column 7, Death
Baum, J. C.
J. C. Baum died at his home 3 ½ miles southwest of Adrian, Monday night,
March 30,1914, of pneumonia; aged 67 years 11 months and 2 days.
Mr. Baum was born in Ross county, Ohio, April 28, 1846. February 2, 1869 he was
united in marriage with Minnesota McCracken by Rev. Hathaway, of Bourneville,
Ohio. To this union three children were born, viz: Mrs. J. C. Clark, of St.
Joseph, Mo.; J. B. Baum, of Barnard, Mo., and Miss Ollie J. who lives at home.
The family moved to Butler in 1881 and to Adrian in 1888, thence to their farm,
where Mr. Baum died.
Mr. Baum was a good citizen, a kind neighbor and a loyal friend. Always
agreeable and companionable. Few men enjoy the association and friendship of
neighbors more than Mr. Baum. When in town he was jolly and was always given a
hearty greeting by his friends. He dispensed the sunshine of good will wherever
he went. The world needs more such sunny dispositions. For several years Uncle
Jack corresponded for The Journal and his items were always read with interest.
We shall miss him.
Funeral services were held from the Baum home Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock,
by Rev. C. A. Erdman, after which the body was laid to rest in Crescent Hill
cemetery. Peace be to his ashes. -- The Adrian Journal, April 2, 1914, Page 5
column 3, Death
Wednesday morning, April 1, the spirit of Uncle Sandy Hoots took its flight
and the good old man entered upon that lasting sleep; aged 93 years, 10 months
and 21 days.
S. W. A. Hoots was born in North Carolina, May 10, 1820. In 1830 he moved to
Illinois, and thence to Missouri in 1875, locating in Cass county, thence to
Adrian 12 years ago. Uncle Sandy was married four times, his wives and six
children preceded him in death. There children survive him, viz: Wm. Hoots, of
Butler; Mrs. Emma Lawson of Kansas City, and Mrs. Mary Yale, of Ogala,
Nebraska. In early life Mr. Hoots united with the Christian church and was a
devout member of that church at the time of his death. Mr. Hoots served in the
Federal army during the civil war. He was a man of iron constitution and worked
hard until h e was past 80 and attributed his long life to the fact that he had
always been active. Mr. Hoots was possessed of a sunny disposition , always
cheerful and the weight of years did not lessen the warmth of his had shake or
dim the pleasant smile. Every one had a kind word for Uncle Sandy.
To have lived almost a century is certainly is a rear privilege. Much might be
said of the things accomplished during the span of his life but we have space on
for the suggestion. A long and useful life has gone out.
Funeral services for Mr. Hoots were held from the Adrian Christian church this,
Thursday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Elder hood, assisted by the G. A.
R. The body was buried in the Everett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 2,
1914, Page 5 Column 4, Death
Wm. B. Tillison died at his home, one mile south of Archie Friday, April 10,
1914; aged 89 years, 2 months and 13 days.
Wm. B. Tillison was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, January 28, 1825, where he
grew to young manhood. He then moved to Indiana, where he was united in
marriage with Miss Elizabeth Walters February 20, 1850, the wife preceded him in
death one year ago. To this union nine children were born, two precede the
parents in death. Seven survive viz: Wm. Tillison, of Archie; Mrs. Mary Mawson,
Archie; Mrs. Nora Dobson, Wayside, Kansas; Mrs. Jessie Warnken, of Adrian;
Sherman Tillison, of Archie; Warren Tillison, of Pasadena, California, Dr. C. K.
Tillison of Ramona, Oklahoma.
Mr. Tillison joined the Methodist church when a young man and remained a member
until his death. He was a charter member of the Archie church and the oldest
member of that society. Uncle “Billy” as he was familiarly and affectionately
called, was a devout Christian gentleman.’
In 1848 Mr. Tillison caught the gold fever and went to California, making the
trip by water. He retained the incidents of this to memory until the closing
years of life. Mr. Tillison served in the Federal army during the civil war.
The Tillison family moved from Indiana to Bates county, Missouri, in 18668, and
settled on the farm where he died. For forty six years Mr. Tillison was an
active factor in the business and social development of this community. During
an acquaintance of nearly a quarter of a century we have never heard anyone
speak a word or reproach of him. His life was exemplary and his heart beat in
sympathy with his fellow man. Always pleasant in manners and kind of heart he
had won the affection of those with whom he associated. During the past few
years he had not been able to enjoy the pleasures of life on account of the
infirmities of old age.
Funeral services for Mr. Tillison were held from the Crescent Hill church Sunday
afternoon, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Blaine, who paid a nice tribute to the
memory of the departed. Burial was in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian
Journal, April 16, 1914, Page 1 column 3, Death
Price, Mrs. A.
Mrs. A. E. Price died at her home in Kansas City, Kansas, Sunday. Mrs.
Price formerly resided in Adrian and has many friends here who will be pained to
learn of her demise. -- The Adrian Journal, April 16, 1914, Page 1 Column 4,
Mr. George W. Paxton son of Mrs. Etta Paxton of Duncan Falls, Ohio, and Miss
Viola M. Walters of Adrian, were married at 4:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hobson on South Mechanic street.
Rev. Claude S. Hanby, minister of the Ohio street Methodist Episcopal church,
performed the ceremony, which was attended only by near relatives.
Mrs. Paxton is a sister of Mrs. Hobson, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Walters of Adrian. Mr. Paxton is a lineman for the Bell Telephone Company
engaged on long distance lines.
The young people will make their home at Grandview, Mo., for the present. Butler
Daily Democrat -- The Adrian Journal, April 16, 1914, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
Born into the home of James Huffman a baby girl, April, 8th. --
The Adrian Journal,, April 16, 1914, Page 4 Column 3, Birth
Mr. George Murell, who has been sick, for the past nine weeks died Thursday,
and buried Saturday. His wife has the sympathy of the entire community. -- The
Adrian Journal, April 16, 1914, Page 4 Column 3, Death
Mrs. North Bullock died at her home in Archie this morning from troubles
incident to old age. Mrs. Bullock is the mother of ex sheriff Bullock and of
Mrs. Dr. Acair. The family has resided near Archie many years. -- The Adrian
Journal, April 16, 1914, Page 5 column 2, Death
Mrs. Rosanna O’Dea died at her home, five miles southwest of Adrian, last
Saturday night; aged 76 years. Mrs. O’Dea was born in Ireland and came to this
country when a girl. Her husband, John O’Dea died several years ago. The
family came to Bates county many years ago and located in Mound township. Mrs.
O’Dea was an excellent lady and was held in high esteem by her neighbors. Her
sons, Thomas and Ned O’Dea reside in Mound township and are highly respected
citizens. Funeral services were held from the home Monday morning, by Rev.
Father Mallon, of the St. Joseph Diocese. The body was laid to rest in the
Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, April 23, 1914, Page 1 Column 3,
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Frazier died at the family home
in East Boone township, Friday, April 17, aged three months. Brief funeral
services were held at the Crescent Hill cemetery, conducted by Elder
The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in this bereavement. --
The Adrian Journal, April 23, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Death
Manning, E. N.
Edward Newton Manning, aged 82 years died at his home south of this city,
April 9, 1914. Mr. Manning has resided here 7 years and for the past five years
has been almost helpless. He was born in Illinois in 1831. He served three
years and one month in the Civil War in Company A. of the 25th
Illinois Infantry which was the same company of which I. W. Reeves of this city
was a member.
Mr. Manning is survived by five children, all of whom are residents of this
valley. They are: Mrs. Dora Crow, Miss Lou Manning, George Manning, Mrs. Janie
Landreth and Levi Manning.
The funeral will occur Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the parlors of the Wenatchee
Undertaking company, Rev. S. O. Pool of the Church of Christ having charge of
the service. Daily World, Wenatchee Wash.
Mrs. Dora Crow and Miss Lou Manning will bring their father’s body here for
burial in Mt. Olivet cemetery, where the wife and mother was buried in 1904. --
The Adrian Journal, April 23, 1914, Page 4 Column 3, Death
Virgil Long and Miss Cleo Hartley went to Butler Wednesday and were married.
After the ceremony they returned to the Hartley home by automobile where they
will remain until Sunday when they will go to Kansas City, where they will
reside. The contracting parties are numbered among the best young people of the
community. The groom is a carpenter and contractor and is numbered among the
best in his line.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hartley, and has for several
years past taught school in Bates and Cass counties, the last three or four
years in her home school.
Their friends join in wishing the young people a prosperous and pleasant wedded
life. -- The Adrian Journal, April 23, 1914, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Les Ferris last Sunday morning ½ mile east of
Elkhart. Dr. F. S. Bates attended. -- The Adrian Journal, April 23, 1914, Page 5
column 3, Birth
Mr. Clifton Blocher, of Adrian and Miss Mattye Euella Meck of Belton, were
married at the home of the bride, Sunday, March 1, 1914.
We are not in possession of the facts beyond the announcement of the wedding.
The will be at home after March 10th in Adrian. The groom was raised
in this vicinity and his many friends join in wishing him and his bride a happy
-- The Adrian Journal,, March 5, 1914, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wilson last Wednesday a son.
A fine boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel O. Wilson, of
Burdett, February 25th The proud parents gave the youngster a hearty
welcome to their home. -- The Adrian Journal, March 5, 1914, Page 5,1 column
Mr. Cruce McDaniel died in Visalia, California, March 1, 1914; age 70 years
and 7 days.
Mr. McDaniel was born in Barber county, West Virginia, Feb. 14, 1844. He left
his native state in 1863 and came to Bates county in 1865, where he resided
until about thirty years ago when he moved to California, where he spent the
remaining years of his life.
His brother Dewitt McDaniel left here February 27th and was with him
at the time of his death and arranged to have the body shipped here for burial.
The body is expected to arrive here today and will be laid to rest in the
Crescent Hill cemetery beside his father and mother.
O. McDaniel of this city, is a brother of the deceased. -- The Adrian Journal,
March 5, 1914, Page 5 column 1, Death
Mr. Glenn Mahan, of near Adrian, and Miss Ina Cook, of East Lynn, were
married at the home of the bride’s parents in that city, Wednesday March 4,
The groom is one of the most prosperous and energetic young men in this
neighborhood, and a young man of good morals. The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. F. Cook and is an excellent young lady. She grew to beautiful
womanhood in and near Adrian.
The happy couple will reside on the Mahan farm near this city.
The Journal joins their many friends in extending heartiest congratulations and
best wishes for the continued happiness of the worthy couple. -- The Adrian
Journal, March 5, 1914, Page 5 Column 3, Marriage
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Shantz Tuesday morning, March 17th.
They will probably call him St. Patrick.
-- The Adrian Journal, March 19, 1914, Page 5 Column 7, Birth
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a child to Mr. and Mrs. Les. Wooley, Monday.
-- The Adrian Journal, March 26, 1914, Page 1 column 6, Birth
Mrs. Orville Workman died at her home, 4 miles northeast of Adrian, Monday,
March 23, aged 31 years, 5 months and 25 days.
Josephine, daughter of James and Ardie Simpson, was born September 28, 1882, and
on the farm where she died October 24, 1900, she was united in marriage to
Orville Workman, to this union one son was born, with his father survives. Mrs.
Workman’s parents are dead. Besides the husband and son she is survived by the
following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Riley Ohler and Jeptha Simpson of Alberta,
Canada; J. J. Simpson, of Arrington, Kansas and Mrs. G. W. Arrick, of Adrian.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning and burial was made in the Crescent
Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 26, 1914, Page 1 Column 4, Death
Howard, John F.
John F. Howard died at his home in Nevada, Mo.; Thursday, March 1914, age 53
Mr. Howard had been in bad health for some time and his death was not
unexpected. He lived in Adrian a number of years and was engaged in the barber
business. Fate seemed to be against him for several years past and he was
Mr. Howard was a kind hearted man and we believe he was strictly honest in his
He leaves a wife and several children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and
father. -- The Adrian Journal, March 26, 1914, Page 1 column 4, Death
Eunice Stella, only daughter of Clarence E. and Stella Oiler, was born April
21, 1913, and departed this life January 30, 1914, at the home of her parents
six miles south west of Adrian; aged 9 months and 6 days. Sad indeed was that
home when parents and friends saw that they must give their darling up. She was
sick but a few hours. Although Dr. Robinson and friends did all they could. She
fell asleep in death at one o’clock a.m. Friday morning. The funeral services at
the Adrian Baptist church by Rev. Wood Saturday at 11 a.m., interment in the
Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 5, 1914, Page 1 Column
Mr. Ray Lacy and Miss Verne Chapman, prominent young people of the Burdett
neighborhood, were married last Saturday.
They are worthy people and the Journal joins their many friends in wishing them
a happy and prosperous wedded life.
Later: Since writing the above we learn that the contracting parties were
married by Rev. R. L. Wood at his residence in this city. -- The Adrian
Journal, February 12, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
Mr. Ewin Chrisman age about 85 years, died at his home north of Burdett
Saturday evening. After short services conducted by Mr. Nelson the body was
laid to rest in the Burdett cemetery Monday afternoon. -- The Adrian
Journal, February 12, 1914, Page 5 column 3, Death
Mr. DeWitt Robards and Miss Lulu Blackmon, two prominent young people of
East Boone township, were married Wednesday evening February 11th at
4 o’clock at the home of Ed Groves.
The groom is the son of Mr. L. Q. Robards and is an industrious and prosperous
young farmer. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Blackmon and is
handsome and accomplished young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, February 12, 1914,
Page 4 Column 4, Marriage
William D. Prine died at his home in this city at 10 o’clock Wednesday
night, aged forty four years. Funeral services for Mr. Prine will be held from
the home Friday morning at 11 o’clock Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery.
William Prine was a good citizen, energetic and honest. Few men afflicted as
he was, would done as well. He was a hustler, never giving up, but always at
something to make an honest living. He was ingenious and skillful in many lines
and his services were always in demand. He served two terms as Constable and
Collector of Deer Creek township and was a competent officer, in fact what he
did was well done.
Billy Prine will be missed.
His wife, children, father, brothers and sisters have the deep sympathy of the
public in this affliction. -- The Adrian Journal, February 12, 1914, Page 4
Column 2, Death
Mr. Charles H. Rush and Miss Jessie Mawson were united in marriage at the
Mawson home in the north part of this township Wednesday evening February, 18,
1914, at 6 o’clock. The Methodist minister of Archie officiating. The heavy
rain that was falling kept many of the guests away but there were many present
to witness the ceremony.
The groom is one of the best young men and most prosperous farmers in this
county. The bride is a charming young lady and has been a very successful
teacher in the public schools of the county. -- The Adrian Journal, February 19,
1914, Page 4 Column 2, Marriage
The home of Mrs. Mary B. Mawson was the
scene of a very pretty wedding, when her daughter Jessie, was united in marriage
to Mrs. Chas. H. Rush on Wednesday evening Feb 18th at 6 o’clock.
The guests were received by the Misses Annie Tillison, Dora and Cora Rush.
Promptly at 6 o’clock the bridal couple entered the double parlor to the
strains of Lohengrin’s Wedding March played by Mrs. Harve Chapman. In a very
pleasing and impressive manner Rev. Blaine, of the Archie Methodist church spoke
the words which united the happy couple. After congratulations a delicious two
course dinner was served by Maude Hodge, Katie Westhoff, Mable Blair, Flossie
Rexroad and Grace Melton. The bride wore a beautiful gown of shadow lade over
white Charmeuse, trimmed with rhinestones and carried a bouquet of bride’s
roses. She is an accomplished young lady of this community and has been a
successful teacher for years. The groom is a prosperous and successful young
farmer. They received many valuable and useful presents. About 100 guests were
present. Mr. and Mrs. Rush will be at home to their friends after March 1st,
on their farm one half mile south of Passaic. -- The Adrian Journal, February
26, 1914, Page 4 Column 4, Marriage
Mr. D. S. Rogers and Mrs. Lou Holloway went to Independence, Mo., Saturday
and were married. The came home on the evening train. -- The Adrian Journal,
February 19, 1914, Page 8 Column 3, Marriage
Daniel Prine died at his home in this city Sunday morning, February 22,
1914, after a brief illness of pneumonia fever; aged 73 years 5 months and 5
Daniel Prine was born inn Cole county, Missouri, September 17, 1840, when he was
a small boy his parents located near Dayton, in Cass county, here he grew to
manhood. In 1861 Mr. Prine joined the Missouri Home Guard at Harrisonville and
served six months, at the close of this service he enlisted in the 14th
Kansas Calvary for three years, at the end of this term he re enlisted and
served until the close of the war. He was said to be a fearless soldier. On
August 5, 1863, Mr. Prine was united in marriage with Miss Sarah E. Morris and
they moved to Paola, Kansas. To this union nine children were born, four sons
and five daughters, six of these are still living, viz: Edward Prine, Mrs. Reed,
Mrs. Huston and Mrs. Mathis, of Kansas City’ I. W. Prine, Ketchen, Oklahoma, and
John R. Prine, of Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Prine died January 11, 1893.
Mr. Prine was again married February 27, 1900, to Mrs. Mary Thompson, who
survives him. In 1976 Mr. Prine was converted and united with the Austin
Baptist Church and later transferred his membership to the Adrian Baptist church
of which he remained a member until he died. In 1967 the Prine family moved
from Paola, Kan., to Austin, Missouri, and from thence to Adrian in 1888, where
he spent the remaining years of his life.
Daniel Prine was a good man. Always a clean, honorable and industrious citizen
and a kind and obliging neighbor, a loyal friend. His life long residence in
this vicinity only served to widen the circle of his friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Prine were held from the Adrian Baptist church Tuesday
afternoon, conducted by his pastor,, Rev. R. L. Wood. Burial in Crescent Hill
cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 26, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Death
The two week old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Deffenbaugh died at the home of
its parents, this city, Thursday night
of last week. Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery Friday afternoon.
The young parents have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The
Adrian Journal, February 26, 1914, Page 8 Column 3, Death
Mr. C. E. Limpus and Miss Elizabeth Blackmon were united in marriage at the
home of the bride’s brother, Mrs. C. G. Blackmon, 717 Monroe Ave, Kansas City,
Mo., at 6:00 p.m., Feb. 22, 1914. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. J.
. Moore, Pastor of Oakley M. E. church, Kansas City.
The bride was handsomely gowned in electric blue crepe, the groom wore the
conventional black. After the ceremony the bridal couple and those present,
consisting only of relatives a close friends, were invited to a splendid four
course dinner by Mrs. C. G. Blackmon, formerly Miss Ruby Ricketts, of Adrian.
The house was beautifully decorated with flowers, also decorated in honor of
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Blackmon, one of the most prominent
families of Bates county. She is an accomplished young lady and a successful
teacher, having just finished her 4th year in the rural schools.
The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Limpus, a prominent family of
Cass county. He holds a prominent position with Montgomery Ward & Co., Kansas
The will be at home, 5622 Scarret Ave, Kansas City, after February 25, 1914.
Their many friends wish them a long and happy wedded life. -- The Adrian
Journal, February 26, 1914, Page 4 Column 4, Marriage
Edward M. Broughton died at his home near Ballard, last Friday night of
pneumonia fever; aged 55 years. The body was brought to Adrian Saturday evening
and shipped to Ray county for burial. Mr. Broughton was born and raised in that
county and spent most of his life there. Several years ago he moved to Bates
county and located near Altona. He was a high class gentleman and a citizen who
commanded the respect and esteem of his neighbors. Such citizens are always
missed and mourned.
A wife, two sons and two daughters are left to mourn the loss of the
companionship and counsel of a loving husband and father. In this sorrow they
have the tender and loving sympathy of a wide circle of admiring friends. -- The
Adrian Journal, February 26, 1914, Page 8 Column 3, Death
In the presence of relatives and friends, Miss Emma Bloom, of Adrian, Mo.,
and Mr. Bert Bloom, of Springfield, Illinois, were married at 8:00 o’clock
Wednesday evening, January 21, at the home of the bride’s brother P.D. Bloom who
resides at 309 State Ave, Kansas City, Kansas. The wedding march was played by
Mrs. Epperts. Immediately after the ceremony a dainty wedding supper was
The bride and groom departed Thursday morning for Adrian, where they were
entertained at the hoe of A. J. Smith, after which they went to their home, a
fine farm four miles west of Adrian, the property of the bride.
The bride is a well known Adrian girl and her friends join in wishing her the
greatest joy in new venture. The groom is from Springfield, Illinois, and is
well spoken of by all who know him and we congratulate him in securing a wife
who will bring him much joy and happiness.
Mr. Bloom will take charge of the farm and its work. We extend to him a cordial
welcome to our community. -- The Adrian Journal, January 29, 1914, Page 1 column
It’s a fine girl! That’s the message that broke in over the Journal phone
this morning at 10 o’clock. The man at the other end of the wire was Postmaster
Cherry announcing the birth of a daughter. Mother and babe doing well, but dad
is nervous. -- The Adrian Journal, January 29, 1914, Page 4 column 1, Birth
Newton Drenan died at his home in Butler last week. Mr. Drenan had resided
in Bates county for more than forty years and was a highly respected citizen.
Mesdames D. F. Andes and C. VanDerVerre, of Adrian, were his nieces, and
attended the funeral services in Butler.
-- The Adrian Journal, January 15, 1914, Page 1 column 7, Death
Word has been received by friends here announcing the death of Willis D. Fox
at his home, Waitsburg, Washington, Saturday night, January 10, 1914, of heart
Mr. Fox resided in Adrian a number of years and twenty years ago was a prominent
teacher in the public schools of north Bates county, and a man held in high
esteem by all who knew him. Mr. Fox moved to Washington about seventeen years
ago and taught school in that state until the time of his death.
Mr. Fox was a good man and his friends here will regret his death. -- The Adrian
Journal, January 15, 1914, Page 1 column 4, Death
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wright died at the home of the parents
two miles southeast of Adrian, Saturday, January 10, 1914; aged 6 days. Burial
in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, January 15, 1914, Page 1
column 1, Death
Mr. Perry Rexroad and Miss Ruth Widner were married at the home of the
bride’s parents at Crescent Hill, Wednesday evening, January 14, 1914, at 6
o’clock, Rev. R. L. Wood officiating. Only the immediate relatives of the
contracting parties were present to witness the ceremony.
The bride is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Widner and is a handsome and
popular young lady. The groom is a native of this county and is a worthy young
man. -- The Adrian Journal, January 15, 1914, Page 4 column 2, Marriage
Announcement of the death of uncle John Hagood was received. Died at the
home of his daughter Mrs. Chas. Music, of Oklahoma. He was a pioneer in the
Central West. Born in Ky. He came to Lafayette county after the Civil War and in
1880 he came to Bates county, improving the farm now owned by J. A. Page, near
Fairview. He raised a large family who are scattered here and yonder. Grandma
Hagood died about 20 years ago, since that time he has made his home with his
children. He served in the Confederate army and lived to be 91 years and a few
months old. -- The Adrian Journal, January 15, 1914, Page 5 Column 3, Death
Mr. William A. Ganther, of near Adrian, and Miss Alice Henderson, of near
Amsterdam, were married in Butler Saturday afternoon, Rev. Elliot, pastor of the
Butler Baptist church officiating. After the ceremony the happy couple drove to
the home of the bride’s parents, where the wedding supper was served.
The groom is one of the best young men in his part of the county. The bride is
not known here but is said to be an excellent young lady.
Mr. and Mrs. Ganther left Monday for Sheridan, Wyoming, where they will reside.
-- The Adrian Journal,, January 22, 1914, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
Prof. Herman Crow died in Colorado Springs, January 14, 1914, after a
lingering illness; aged 25 years, 10 months and 16 days.
Herman, son of William J. and Martha J. Crow, was born in Spruce township, Bates
county, Missouri, February 28, 1888, and spent his boyhood days on the farm
where he was born, and where his father died when he was a small boy. Mrs. Crow
moved to Adrian in 1907, ad Herman entered the Adrian High School, graduating in
the class of 1909. He taught in the Adrian school in 1910, and the next year
entered the State Normal school at Tahlequah, Oklahoma, graduating from that
institution in June 1912. Herman was employed as principal of the Inola,
Oklahoma, school for the years 1912 and 1913 and his labors in that position
were crowned with a high degree of success. He had applied himself to study with
such energy for so many years that the close of his last school year his
constitution was almost wrecked and he became ill of typhoid fever and lingered
for several weeks, he gained sufficient strength to come to his home in this
city, gut was only a shadow of his former self. In September 1913 he went to
Colorado Springs in the hope that his physical vigor would return, but that
invigorating climate and the earnest prayers of admiring friends could not stay
the ravages of the disease and he passed peacefully to the great beyond as above
At the age of 14 years Herman was converted and joined the Fairview Baptist
church, when the family moved to this city his membership was transferred to the
Adrian Baptist church, of which he remained a member until death. Herman was an
active Christian always a capable and efficient worker. A student of the Bible
who made its teachings a part of his daily life. To come in contact with Herman
Crow was to feel that his life was that of a devout Christian gentleman, free
from selfishness and considerate of the feelings of others. His whole nature was
for the higher and nobler ideals of life.
The editor will never forget the many pleasant visits with Herman and the
discussion of subjects that were of mutual interest and his death causes the
writer keen regret. A beautiful life was his, and it will continue to be a
blessing to this community.
His mother, six brothers and four sisters survive him, and to them his death
comes as a crushing blow. The brothers are : John H. Crow, Kansas City; Joseph
A. Crow, Williston, North Dakota; J. F. Crow, Tulsa, Oklahoma; J. D. Crow,
Spruce, Mo.; W. W. Crow and A. B. Crow of Kansas City.
Sisters: Mrs. G. D. Teeter of Apache, Oklahoma; Mrs. J. I. Hendricks, of Tulsa,
Oklahoma; Miss Cora Crow, of Okarche, Oklahoma, and Miss Effie, who resides with
her other in this city. All of these were present at the funeral except Joseph
A. Crow and Mrs. Teeter.
Funeral services were held fro Prof. Crow were held from the Adrian Baptist
church Saturday morning at 9 o’clock conducted by his pastor, Rev. R. L. Wood,
who spoke tenderly and feelingly of the beautiful life. The body was laid to
rest in the Cloud cemetery.
The aged mother, brothers and sisters have the deep sympathy of all in this
great bereavement. The grief is the more poignant because of the possibilities
for good wrapped up in this young life. -- The Adrian Journal, January 22, 1914,
Page 1 column 4, Death
Frank M. Limpus died at his home, near Everett, Friday, January 2, 1914,
from the effects of a wound received from the accidental discharge of a revolver
inflicted six days prior to his death. An account of this accident was published
in the Journal last week.
All that loving hands and skill could do was done to save the life of the
patient but all failed and death won the victory.
Frank Limpus was born Feb. 7, 1882; was married to Miss Martha Davis, October 5,
1904; united with the Church of Christ at Everett in 1908 and died with his
faith and hope in his god.
Mr. Limpus was a good citizen in every sense of the term. In his home, as a
neighbor and a member of society at large he measured up to every requirement of
Christian citizenship and his death comes as a distinct loss to the community in
which he had spent his life. A wife, mother, two brothers and tow sisters
survive him. Upon these the loss comes with crushing force. Only those who
have passed through such trials will know the heartaches of those sorrowing
Funeral services for Mr. Limpus were held from the Everett Christian church
Sunday, conducted by Elder W. S. Hood, of Adrian, after which the body was laid
to rest in the Everett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, January 8, 1914, Page 1
column 3, Death
Lela Isabella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bateman, died at the family
home, this city, Saturday January 3, 1914: aged 12 years 4 months and 9 days.
Lela was a twin, her twin sister preceded her in death 6 years ago. She was a
frail child and her constitution was no match for a severe attack of pneumonia.
-- The Adrian Journal, January 8, 1914, Page 1 Column 1, Death
Lacy, baby girl
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lacy, last Saturday, a daughter. -- The Adrian
Journal, January 8, 1914, Page 4 column 4, Birth
Mrs. Amanda Mosier died in Kansas City January 6th; aged 72
years. The body was shipped to Adrian Wednesday and taken to Spruce township for
burial in Bethel cemetery.
Mrs. Mosier was for many years a resident in the Ballard neighborhood. -- The
Adrian Journal, January 8, 1914, Page 4 column 5, Death
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