Bates County News



 

The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri

Jan. 27, 1916 - Nov. 23, 1916
 

Mathers-Porter
Mr.  Frank U. Mathers, assistant cashier of the First National Bank, and Miss Lola Lee Porter were married at the beautiful country home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Porter, Wednesday morning, November 22, 1916, Rev. Dr. W. S. Courtney officiating.
Only the immediate family and a few friends of the contracting parties were present to witness the simple but impressive ceremony.  Immediately after the ceremony a morning luncheon was served.
The parties to this contract are so well and favorably known in this community that any word we might say cannot add to their high standard.  The groom was born and reared in Adrian and spent his entire life here.  He graduated from the city schools, attended business college and has been engaged in the banking business here for several years.  He is a good business man and stands high in the social  circles of the city.  Frank is in every respect a worthy young gentleman.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Porter and was born and reared near Altona, moved to their farm home near Adrian.  Miss Lola is a popular young lady and stand high in the social circles of the community.  She is talented, capable and worthy.
The happy couple departed on the 11:18 train for Chicago on their honeymoon trip.
The Journal joins their many friends in extending congratulations and best wishes for their continued happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23, 1916, Page  1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Dyar, Mrs. Harold
Mrs. Harold P. Dyar died at her home in this city Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 22, 1916, aged 27 years, 3 months and 2 days.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dyar will be held from the Adrian M. E. church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock Rev. Cortney will conduct the services.  The body will be taken to West Newton, Mass., for burial.
The death of this young wife and mother will be mourned by a wide circle of friends.  Obituary will be published next week.  Bowman undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23, 1916, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Moody-Crockett
Mr. Frank Moody and Miss Elizabeth Crockett, prominent young people of the Coleville neighborhood, drove to Butler Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1916, and were married by Rev. C. A . Waters, pastor of the Ohio street Methodist church.  The contracting parties are well and favorably known and The Journal joins their many friends in wishing them success.
The will reside in Schell City where the groom has a position as machinist in a garage. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Marriage
 

Lothridge, Ethel
Ethel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J . M. Lothridge, died at the family home in Kansas City November 12, aged 24 years.
Ethel was born in Austin, Cass county and was reared in and near Adrian.  She was an amiable young lady and was held in high esteem by all who knew her.  No one was held in higher esteem by friends.  Two years ago she was converted and united with the Adrian Christian Church and lived a beautiful Christian life to the end.
The parents and brother, Wm., and sister, Mrs. J. O. Stephenson, have the sincere sympathy of friends in their bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23, 1916, Page 4 column 5, Death

Miss Ethel Lothridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lothridge died at her home, 805 Gladstone, Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 12, 1916.  Tuberculosis was the cause of her death.
Ethel was an Adrian girl, having lived most of her life in Adrian and vicinity, but moved with her parents to Kansas  City about two years ago.
The remains were brought to Adrian Tuesday noon and taken to the Christian church by F. A. Bowman, undertaker.  The funeral was held at 1:00 o’clock conducted by Rev. W. S . Hood.  Burial was in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  The Journal was unable to get the facts for an obituary this week, the same will be published in our next issue. -- The Adrian Journal, November 16, 1916, Page 4 Column 3, Death
 

Beager, Mr.
Mr. Beager, father of Wm. Beager of this place, (Archie) died last Friday morning after several weeks suffering caused by falling from the roof of a barn.  The funeral was preached at the Christian church here by  the pastor, Rev. Johnson, burial was in Crescent Hill cemetery.  The family have the sympathy of the entire community. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23, 1916, Page 5 Column 3, Death
 

Passwater, Nancy
H. T. Carr received a message Tuesday announcing the death of Mrs. Nancy Passwater at the home of her daughter at Freemont, Iowa.  The body arrived in Adrian today, the funeral will be held from the Christian church this afternoon, conducted by Hood.
Mrs. Passwater was a pioneer settler in Mound township, her husband, Samuel Passwater, died on their farm, two miles south of Adrian, twenty years ago.  For a time she remained on the farm but some years ago went to reside with her daughter in Iowa.  Grandma was about eighty five years old.
Undertaker  Carr will conduct the funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23, 1916, Page 5 Column 4, Death
 

Connell, Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
We have picked up a brief account of a noted family event that took place near Merwin last Saturday.  That of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Connell, of West Boone township. -- The Adrian Journal, November 23, 1916, Page 8 Column 3, Golden Wedding
 

Sigler, baby boy
Dr. S. L. Bates reports the birth of a boy baby to Mrs. Otis Sigler, Thursday, Nov. 9th. -- The Adrian Journal, November 16, 1916, Page 1 Column 1, Birth
 

Mawson, baby girl
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a girl baby to Mrs. Lon Mawson Monday night. -- The Adrian Journal, November 16, 1916, Page 1 Column 6, Birth
 

Vest, Wm. A.
William Alexander Vest was born in Forscyth county, North Carolina, August 15th 1832, and died at the home of his son, J. P. Vest, Shawnee township, Bates county, Mo., Thursday, November 2, 1916: aged 84 years, 2 months and 17 days.
Mr. Vest grew into manhood in his native state and was married to Miss Julia Ann Null June 4, 1858, to this union six children, two sons and four daughters were born, Fannie N. and Lenora C. died in young womanhood.  The surviving children are Mrs. Willie May Thomas, of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Dollie Maude Day of Thedford, Nebr.; James P. Vest, of Butler, Mo.; and Chas. E. Vest, of Central City, Colo.
Mr. Vest moved with his family to Polk  county, Mo., in the fall of 1868, and in the fall of  1869 moved to Knobnoster, Johnson county, thence to Hustonia, Pettis county, from there to Henry county, thence to Bates county, where he lived for 17 years.
Mr. Vest was converted in early life and united with the M. E. Church, of which he remained a consistent and honored member until his death.  He was a Christian gentleman and loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife and four children above named.
Funeral services for Mr. Vest were held at the Mt. Olivet Methodist church Friday morning, conducted by Rev. J. P. Cowan of Warrensburg, assisted by Rev. Harold M. Hilliard, pastor of the Mt. Olivet Church.  Interment was made in the Mt. Olivet cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, November 9, 1916, Page 1 Column 6, Death
 

Taylor, Ella C.
Ella C. Taylor nee Neighbor, aged 59 years, 8 months, was married to Jno. B. Taylor February 29, 1879, came to Missouri 22 years ago locating near Foster Bates county.  Mrs. Taylor united with the Christian church when but 18 years old.  She has proven herself to the Fairview people by her neighborly and kind actions both in sickness and social affairs.  Mrs. Taylor leaves a family of 8 grown sons and 3 daughters to mourn their loss besides the husband.  Her father and three sisters live in Iowa.  The sons are Joseph, Frank, George, Zeph, Edward and Alva of Iowa, Theodore, of Washington, Lonnie, at home, the daughters, Mrs. Joe Cox, of Elkhart, Millie and Rosettia of the home. -- The Adrian Journal, November 9, 1916, Page 8 column 1, Death
 

Halsey-Bray
Mr. William Charles Halsey, of Carthage, Mo., and Miss Roxy Mae Bray, of Montrose, Mo., were married in Adrian Saturday evening, November 4, 1916, at the home of the bride’s grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hougendoughler, this city.  The bride’s grandfather performed the marriage ceremony.
The happy couple departed on the noon train Sunday for Kansas City.  The will locate in California.
The bride is well and favorably known in Adrian and her friends join in wishing her a happy wedded life. -- The Adrian Journal, November 9, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Kimberlin, Francis Alexander
Francis Alexander Kimberlin little son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kimberlin, was born May 25, 1914 died Oct. 29, 1916; aged 2 years, 5 months and 4 days.
He leaves mother, father, one brother and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  The funeral services were conducted from the home 1 ½  miles east of Aaron, Monday, October 30 at 10 a.m. and interment was made at Dayton cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, November 9, 1916, Page 1 Column 1, Death
 

Wray, baby girl
A girl  baby was born to Mrs. Jas. Wray last Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal,  November 2, 1916, Page 1 Column 6, Birth
 

Hayes, baby girl
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a girl baby to Mrs. Bert Hayes last Friday. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2, 1916, Page 1 Column 6, Birth
 

Dyar, baby girl
A girl baby was born to Mrs. H. P. Dyar October 25. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2, 1916, Page 4 column 2, Birth
 

Williams, Zib
Mrs. E. S. Harrison, of this city, received word Monday that her brother, Zib Williams, had been killed at his home in Texas that day.  A horse he was riding fell on him, causing death.  The body was brought to Butler for burial, the funeral will be held at 2 o’clock today for the home of J. E. Williams.
Mr. Williams was about fifty eight years old and spent the greater part of his life in Bates county. -- The Adrian Journal, November 2, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Death
 

Cumpton, infant son
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Cumpton died at the home of Mr. Rhodes, Oct. 23, of consumption of the brain and was laid to rest Tuesday at the Smith cemetery.  The young parents have the sympathy  of all  in their bereavement.
-- The Adrian Journal, November 2, 1916, Page 5 column 5, Death
 

Schmidt, Juliania
Mrs. Juliania Schmidt, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katherine Muiller, Thursday, January 20th, 1916; aged 78 years, 11 months and 5 days.
Juliania Hess was born in Baden, Germany, February 15th, 1837.  She united with the Lutheran church at the age of 14 years.  In 1856 she was united in marriage with Mr. Christian Schmidt, to this union four children were born, one died in childhood, three survive, viz: Christian Schmidt, Mrs. Katherine Muiller and Mrs. Sophia Jenne, all respected citizens of this community and they were all with their mother during her last illness.  Her husband, Mr. Schmidt, died in 1870.  In 1880 Mrs. S. and her children came to the United States and located in Illinois, where they remained one year, coming to Bates Co., Missouri in 1881, and remained here until death called her home.  Mrs. Schmidt was an amiable Christian lady, a devoted mother and an accommodating neighbor.  That sweet and gentle Christian spirit was ever present in her daily life and she was loved by all who knew her.
Besides her three children she is survived by seventeen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Grandma were held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Muiller, Saturday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Wehrmeister, of Virginia.  Burial was in Crescent Hill cemetery.
The children have the sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, January 27, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Ashbaugh, J. W.
Once more the grim reaper has cast his icy blade and called  to his reward our friend and neighbor, William Ashbaugh.
J. W. Ashbaugh was born Nov. 22nd, 1833, in Nelson county, Ky. And died January 21st, 1916.  He met and married Elizabeth Mudd in his native state.  To this union ten children were born, six boys and four girls.  The only surviving daughter, Mrs. Elmer Seeley, lives near the family home.  The boys are Thomas, of Kansas City; John, Ben, George and Luke, of East Boone township, and the youngest son, who lives at home.
Uncle Bill, as he was familiarly called, came to West Boone township over 45 years ago and endured all the hardships of a pioneer.  Though not a member of any church or lodge he was universally esteemed as an honest upright citizen whose word was as good as his bond.  Peace be to this departed spirit.
Funeral services were held Saturday  at the home, conducted by Rev. McAtee, pastor of the Adrian Baptist church.  The remains were laid to rest in the Burdett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, January 27, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Miller, John R.
John R. Miller died at the home of his son  Jacob Miller, four miles southwest of Adrian, Saturday, January 22, 1916; aged 72 years, 10 months and 17 days.
John R. Miller was born in Huntington county, Penn. March 5th, 1843.  He married Susan J. Barrnett December 24th, 1865.  To this union eleven children were born, four girls and seven boys, six of them are living, four died in infancy, one died last fall, Mrs. Miller died last Feb.  In 1867 Mr. Miller was converted and joined the Methodist church.
J. E. Miller, C. E. Miller, Wm. Miller and Mrs. Ernest McCraw of this vicinity are the children of the deceased. -- The Adrian Journal, January 27, 1916, Page 5 Column 4, Death
 

Hawkins-Baie
Thursday evening, January 20th, 1916, a few hours after the magic words had been said making Mr. LeRoy Hawkins and Miss Ruby Baie husband and wife, a brilliant wedding reception was given them by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baie, ably assisted by Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Baie, at the beautiful  home of the bride’s parents, five miles northwest of Adrian.  About seventy five relatives and friends gathered to do honor to this popular young couple.  The guests were met at the door and welcomed by the bride and groom.  The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion with potted plants, and a color scheme of pink and white was beautifully carried out throughout the house, being particularly noticeable and pretty in the dining room.
Ye editor well said in the prediction last week that the wedding dinner would be a treat to those who were fortunate enough to be guests.  It was indeed a feast, bounteous and delicious.  Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hawkins led the way to the dining room, followed by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baie, Sr., Mrs. J. R. Hawkins and son Linwood, Mr. Hawkins, Sr. being ill, was unable to be present.
A four course dinner, which was perfect in its every detail, was served by the Misses Opal Hogan, Lila Wilhite, Frona Hood, and Cora Allen, assisted by the bride’s young niece, Mrs. Leona Brown.  Mrs. Ray Adams and Mrs. Joe Dooty presided at the punch bowl and Master Clayton Baie served the after dinner mints.
Excellent music, both vocal and instrumental, was enjoyed at intervals throughout the evening, rendered by Mr. and Mrs. Ray Adams, the Misses Lila Wilhite, Frona Hood, Cora Allen and Opal Hogan and Mr. Roy Baie.
The bridal couple were the recipients of an elaborate array of beautiful and useful gifts.
Toward the close of the evening a talk by Rev. Irvin Enos was enjoyed by all.  At the bride’s request he thanked the guests in a few well chosen words for their presence and the gifts bestowed.  He then in turn thanked the bride and her assistants for the evenings entertainment and the kind hospitality we were all so heartily enjoying.
At a late hour the guests departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins many ears of prosperity and happiness. -- The Adrian Journal, January 27, 1916, Page 5 Column 5, Marriage
 

Stephens, Alice
Mrs. J.W. Stephens died at her home in this city Sunday morning, January 30th, 1916, following an operation for the removal of a tumor; aged 56 years 5 months and 13 days.
Alice Conover was born in Illinois, August 17, 1859, and came with her parents to Missouri, in 1868, locating near Dayton, Cass county.  She was united in marriage with J. W. Stephens February 20th, 1878.  To this union five children were  born, viz; Mrs. Ruby Woods, of near Garden City; Mrs. Della Walker; of Kansas City; John Stephens, of near Adrian, Elida, Una and Goldia at home.  The husband, father, mother and two brothers also survive.  The husband and all the children except Mrs. Woods, were present when she died.
Mrs. Stephens was converted at the age of fifteen years and united with the Methodist church, remaining a faithful member of same until death.  Mrs.  Stephens was an excellent Christian lady.  For several years she had been a constant sufferer but was patient in pain.  She was a devoted wife and a loving mother.  Her gentle influence in the home was always for the things that were pure and elevating.  She was a good woman.
Following the oft expressed wish of Mrs. Stephens the funeral services were held from the home Tuesday morning at 11:00 o’clock, conducted by her pastor Rev. W. S. Courtney.  Burial was made in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Her husband, children and aged parents have the sympathy of friends in this their hour of sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal,, February 3, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Owen, Mary
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Owen died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Mitchell, in Kansas City, Thursday January 27, 1916: aged 77 years.
Mrs. Owen was the widow of the late Clayton Owen, and they were pioneer settlers of Grand River township.  About twenty years ago Mrs.  Owens moved to Adrian and resided here for several years.  She moved to Kansas City about sixteen years ago, Mrs.  Owen was an excellent Christian lady.
Judge Owen, of the county court, and Mrs. J. P. Reeder, of this city are her children.
The sorrowing children have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, February 3, 1916, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Cox-Fuller
Joseph A. Cox, of Butler and Miss Ethel Fuller, of Lamar, were married at the home of the bride Tuesday.  They are well known and popular young people.  The groom was raised in Shawnee township, graduated from the Adrian High School and the Kansas City Auto school, and is head mechanic in Norfleet & Reams Garage at Butler.  He is a clean young man and a hustler.  The bride is not so well acquainted here as is the groom but is an excellent young lady.
The happy couple will live in Butler. The Journal joins the many friends of these worthy young people in wishing them a happy and prosperous journey through life. -- The Adrian Journal, February 3, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Marriage
 

Donaldson, infant
The three months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson of near Everett died Sunday afternoon. -- The Adrian Journal, February 3, 1916, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

York, Mr.
Mr. York, who lives with his son Tom, west of Archie is very low with symptoms of paralysis.  Mr. York is quite old and it will be a miracle if he recovers.
Mr. York died Wednesday evening and was taken to Harrisonville Friday for burial.  The funeral was preached at the Baptist church at that place.  Harrisonville being Mr. York’s former home. -- The Adrian Journal, February 3, 1916, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Mudd-Davis
Paul Mudd, of Burdett, and Miss Lucy M. Davis, of Shawnee township, were married in Butler last Tuesday.
The groom is the grandson of J.D. Mudd, of Burdett.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Davis, who formerly resided in this city.  They will resided on a farm near Burdett.
These worthy young people have the good wishes of many friends for continued happiness and success. -- The Adrian Journal, February 3, 1916, Page 5 column 4, Marriage
 

Allen, Wilson
Wilson Allen died at the home of his son, James, of this city, Saturday, January 20th, 1916: aged 75 years.
Mr. Allen was born in Tenn.  and his parents moved to Virginia when he was about six years old. They settled in  Miller Co and his early life was spent in that and Moniteau county.  He came with his family to Bates county nearly forty years ago and moved to Adrian about thirty years ago.  For years he was engaged in the livery business in this city.  Several years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and had been helpless since that time.
In early life Mr. Allen joined the Baptist church but later united with the Christian church.
He is survived by  six children, four sons an two daughters, viz: John and James, of this city; Lee, of Kansas City, and Monroe, who is in the West; Mrs. J.H. Walters, of Adrian, and Mrs. James Rhodes, of Iola, Kansas, are the daughters.
Funeral was held from the Christian church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Hood, burial in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 3, 1916, Page 5 Column 4, Death
 

Schmidt, Juanita
Death at all times is sad but there are times when it is a distinct shock to a community, such was the case Friday evening when it was announced that Mrs. Christian Schmidt, Jr. had passed to that great beyond.  Her death was due to childbirth.
Juanita Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. W. Moore, of Butler, was born in Shawnee township, near Altona, April 30, 1893.  The family later moved to Butler.  At the age of eleven years, Juanita was converted and united with the Butler Christian church, later, upon moving to Adrian, she placed her membership with the Christian church of this city and died in the Christian faith.  Miss Moore received her education mainly in the Butler schools.   On the 25th day of February 1915, she was united in marriage with Mr. Christian Schmidt, Jr. and they begun housekeeping on the Grove’s farm, 4 miles southwest of Adrian. They were happy and the future was bright with promise of a long and pleasant journey thru life, but human plans fail-theirs did and instead of happy companionship the young husband is left alone.  There is no accounting for these things, they come and must be borne in silence.  It is a sad ending of a happy beginning and Chris has the deep sympathy of all who knew the circumstances.  It would, indeed, be a heart of stone that would not respond in sympathy under such conditions.  There is nothing we can say to assuage his grief, or in the least to nitigate the awful anguish of spirit he feels, if we could how gladly we would do so.  The parents also have our deep sympathy.
Funeral services for Mrs. Schmidt were held Sunday afternoon from the Adrian Christian church, conducted by Prof. H. O. Maxey, of Butler.  At all times Mr. Maxey is an eloquent speaker and on this occasion he was especially gifted.  The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 3, 1916, Page 5 Column 4, Death
 

Walton, J. T.
J. T. Walton, father of J. F. Walton, of near this city, died at his home in Nevada, January 13, 1916; aged 86 years.
Mr. Walton moved from Cass to Vernon county in 1882 and to Nevada in 1890.  When he was seventeen years old he united with the Centenary M. E. Church at Nevada and remained a faithful member of same until his death.  He is survived by his wife and four children.
J. Foster Walton was at the bedside of his father at the time of his death and had been for several days.  Foster has the sympathy of his many friends here in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, January 20, 1916, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Nichols, baby boy
A baby boy was born into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nichols, January 9th. -- The Adrian Journal, January 20, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Birth
 

Hawkins-Baie
Mr. Lee Hawkins and Miss Ruby Baie, prominent young people of East Boone township, were married at the residence of Rev. W. S. Hood, this city, this  (Thursday) afternoon.  Rev. Hood officiating.
The contracting parties are numbered among the best young people in North Bates county.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hawkins and is a hustling young farmer and a first class gentleman.  The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baie and is a worthy and charming young lady.
After the ceremony at the Hood home the happy couple returned to the beautiful county home of the brides parents where an elaborate wedding dinner will be served this evening.  Those who have ever enjoyed the pleasure of eating at the Baie table will understand what a treat is in store for the guests.
The Journal joins in the good wishes for the success of Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins. -- The Adrian Journal, January 20, 1916, Page 5 Column 5, Marriage
 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Kennedy
50th Anniversary
Tuesday, January 11, was the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Kennedy and, as their children are so scattered they had planned to spend the day alone in their pleasant home in the southwest part of town, but some of their old Illinois friends and Snyder neighbors had an entirely different plan and surprised them by walking in on them before noon with boxes and baskets filled with the choicest viands and by the noon hour they had a feast spread that was fit for a king.
William O. Kennedy was born in Rush county, Ind., only a few miles from the birth place of the editor of the Signal Star, in 1843.  Mrs. Kennedy, whose maiden name was Drusilla Gaskill, was born in Ohio, in 1845.  They were married at Neoga, Ill., January 11, 1866.  For several years they lived in Illinois, then moved to Missouri, where they resided until moved to Texas 18 or more years ago.  They came to Snyder something over a year ago to be near their youngest child, Mrs. Tom Zimmer, who is in Adrian, Missouri, assisting her sister in the care of a sick daughter.
To this interesting couple three sons and two daughters were born, all of them still living, no two in the same state, one being a citizen of the state of Washington and the others of Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma. -- The Adrian Journal, January 20, 1916, Page 5 column 5, Anniversary
 

Marriage License
Arthur Strode, Spruce-Ethel V. Dickerson, Spruce
J. E. Kingman, Rich Hill-Bertha E. Hermon, Rich Hill
J. A.  Miller, Ponca City, Okla-Etta Mehaffey, Rich Hill
F. C. Burree, Angelese, Washington-Mary E. Erwin, Adrian
-- The Adrian Journal, January 20, 1916, Page 8 Column 3, Marriage license
 

Barton, Jane M.
Mrs. Jane M. Barton, mother of W. C. and L. G. Baton, of Nevada and Mrs. C. J. Cummings, of near Adrian, died at the home of her daughter near Adrian, Sunday morning at 8:00 o’clock at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 18 days.
Mrs. Barton was born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, October 22, 1839.  She moved with her family to Kansas in 1882.  Six years later she moved to Nevada, Mo. Where she lived until her death. She was preceded to her grave by her husband, 20 years ago.  Mrs. Barton was a member of the Baptist Church for many years.  A kind and devoted mother, giving more thought to the welfare of her children than her own affliction, she having lost her eyesight 22 years ago.
She leaves five children to mourn her loss. The funeral was held at the home of her son L. G. Barton at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, burial at Newton Burial Park. -- The Adrian Journal, January 13, 1916, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Bunger, baby girl
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bunger are the proud parents of a fine baby girl. -- The Adrian Journal, January 13, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Birth
 

Wilcox, Frank
Frank Wilcox,  a well known and highly respected citizen of the Everett neighborhood, died very suddenly last Friday evening about 5 o’clock.  Mr. Wilcox suffered a stroke of paralysis early Friday morning, from which he never recovered.  The sorrowing family have our sympathy in this hour of great grief. -- The Adrian Journal,  January 13, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Death
 

Cotlin, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. James Cotlin, two aged and high respected citizens of Mt. Vernon Baptist church neighborhood, died the first of the week within a few hours of each other, with a  complicated case of la grippe and pneumonia, and were buried in one grave in the Mt. Vernon cemetery.  They leave no children but Mrs. Cotlin leaves a number of brothers, the Nightwine brothers. -- The Adrian Journal, January 13, 1916, Page 8 Column 4, Death
 

Newlon-Allen
Clifford Newlon and Miss Eula Allen were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Finney in Hoxie, Kansas, Friday night, Nov. 24, 1916.
The happy couple came to Adrian on a honeymoon trip. The bride was reared in Adrian and her friends wish her a happy wedded life.  They will reside in Hoxie. -- The Adrian Journal, November 30, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage
 

Stephenson-Gebhardt
A very pretty home wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Gebhardt Sunday, December 24, 1916, at 4 o’clock p.m., when Mr. Robert William Stephenson and Miss Amelia Gebhardt were united in marriage by Rev. C.W. Davies, pastor of the Adrian United Brethren Church.  Preceding the wedding the wedding march, which was played by Miss Freda Hoeger, Mrs. Davies sang, “Love Old Sweet Song”, after which the pastor and bride and groom entered the parlor, which was tastefully decorated for the occasion, between the little pink ribbon bearers, the niece and nephew of the bride, Hazel Irene and Clarence Rexroad.
The groom wore the conventional black, the bride wore a gown of Georgette crepe over white taffeta and carried a bouquet of roses and orchids.
After the ceremony a bountiful wedding dinner was served.  The bride and groom received a large number of beautiful gifts.
The parties to this contract are numbered among the best young people in this community.  The bride was born and reared in the township and is a beautiful and talented young lady.  The groom is an industrious and prosperous young farmer.
After March first they will be at home on a farm near Altona.
The Journal joins their wide circle of friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson a happy wedded life. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Thatcher-Sollars
Mr. Ross Thatcher and Miss Goldia Sollars were married in Archie Christmas day, Rev. Mr. Johnson, pastor of the Archie Christian church, officiating.  After the ceremony the happy couple returned to the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sollars, where a wedding dinner was served, only the immediate families were present.  Monday night about seventy five young people gathered at the Sollars home an gave the newly weds a miscellaneous shower, giving them many useful gifts.  This proved to be a most enjoyable gathering and a nice tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Thatcher and is a young man who has the esteem of everyone who knows him.  Ross is an industrious and prosperous farmer.  The bride is an excellent young lady.  Her parents moved here from Kansas about two years ago and in this time the young lady has grown in favor with a wide circle of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Thatcher will reside with the groom’s parents  for the present. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Crockett-Poindexter
Mr. Thomas Crockett and Miss Hazel Poindexter were married in Butler Tuesday, December 26, Rev. Waters, pastor of the Ohio street Methodist church, officiating.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs.  Jos. Crockett and is an industrious young man.  The bride is a daughter of W. N. Poindexter and is a worthy and highly esteemed young lady.  They will reside in Kansas City. -- The Adrian Journal, December 28, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Marriage
 

Mudd baby girl
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mudd are the proud parents of a fine baby girl.  Mother doing well but papa gets a little uneasy once and awhile. -- The Adrian Journal, December 14, 1916, Page 5 Column 1, Birth
 

Buchanan, baby girl
Arthur Buchanan are rejoicing over the arrival of a girl baby at their home. -- The Adrian Journal, December 14, 1916, Page 5 Column 2, Birth
 

Sliffe, infant
The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sliffe, of near Austin died last Friday morning.  E. M . Houston, the Archie undertaker, took charge of the funeral and burial of their dear little one plucked so early in life. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community. -- The Adrian Journal, December 14, 1916, Page 8 Column 5, Death
 

Wackerman-Arendt
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. H. c. Arendt on Sunday, Dec. 17, 1916, when Mr. Bert F. Wackerman and Miss Hazel L. Arendt were united in marriage by Elmer A. Love pastor of the Altona Baptist church.
At one o’clock Miss Gladys Dye, of Rockville, Mo., began that beautiful wedding march, “Silvery Waves”, by Wyman.  The pastor and the bride and groom, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Covert, entered the parlor, which was tastefully decorated with symbols of Christmas time.  Mr. Covert was best man for the groom while Mrs. Covert was bridesmaid.  At the close of the march the union was solemnized in the presence of a few close relatives and friends.  Immediately following the ceremony the company was delighted with an abundant wedding dinner.  The Christmas effect was carried out in the decoration of the dining room also.
The bride wore a dainty blue silk poplin, while the groom was attired in dark blue serge.
The happy couple received many beautiful and useful gifts. -- The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1916, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

DeMott-Bankee
Fred H. Demott and Miss Grace Bankee, of Adrian, drove to Butler Wednesday morning and procured a marriage license from Recorder of Deeds C. E . Fortune.  The services of Rev. Geo. R. Scroggs were called for and they were soon pronounced husband and wife.  They left their car at the Nor fleet & Ream garage and left on the 10:45 train for Independence, Kansas, for a visit to relatives.  They will make their home at Adrian on their return.-Bates County Democrat. --  The Adrian Journal, December 21, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Marriage
 

Bowen-Webber
Mr. W. E. Bowen, of Topeka, Kansas, and Mrs. Edith Webber of Adrian, were married in Kansas City Sunday, December 3, 1916, and departed for Topeka, where they will reside and where the groom has a good position with the Kimball Piano Co.
The bride was reared in Adrian and a wide circle of friends unite in wishing her a happy wedded life, in which the Journal heartily joins. -- The Adrian Journal, December 7, 1916, Page 1 column 6, Marriage
 

Campbell-Allen
Mr. Irvin Campbell, of Garden City, Mo., and Cora Pearl Allen were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Allen, Wednesday morning December 6, 1916, Rev. W. S. Hood officiating.
Only the immediate family and a few of the bride’s close friends were present to witness the ceremony.  Of these friends Frona Hood was selected as bridesmaid and Don Stith as best man. Following the ceremony a morning luncheon of four courses was served.
Mrs. Campbell was born and raised in this community and was one of the popular girls of Adrian’s younger set.  She was educated in the Adrian schools and graduated from the Adrian High School in 1915.
The groom, while not intimately known in Adrian, has made many friends on his numerous trips here and is a very worthy young man.
The newly weds left on the 11:18 train Wednesday for Kansas City for a brief honeymoon.  From there they will go to Garden City and make their home on a farm with the groom’s mother. -- The Adrian Journal, December  7, 1916, Page 2 Column 5, Marriage
 

Passwater, Nancy
Nancy Wilson was born in Nobleville, Hamilton county, Indiana, July 17, 1828.  At the age of sixteen she joined the Christian church of that city during the pastorate of Brother Longly.  On Sept. 14, 1847 she was united in marriage to Samuel Passwater, who preceded her in death October 8, 1896 in Bates county, Mo.  To this union were born two daughters, Mrs.  Malvena White, of Freemont, Ia., and Mrs. Emeline Beckett, of Passaic, Mo., both of whom are living.  Early in the year 1852 the family moved to Iowa where  they lived until 1866 when they moved to Adrian, Mo.  Here she united with the Christian church and became a charter member of the same.  Four years ago Mrs. Passwater went to live with her daughter at Freemont, with whom she resided until her death Nov. 21, 1916, after an illness lasting about four weeks.
In addition to her two daughters here are thirteen grandchildren with eight great grandchildren, who with many friends greatly deplore her loss.
Sister pass water had a beautiful character.  She was a most earnest follower of Christ for over 70 years, a lover of Sunday school and a devoted worker for the church, which she loved, while at the same time she had the wider vision and a large hearted sympathy with all God’s people of whatever denomination.
In the absence of her own pastor a short funeral service was conducted in the home by the pastors of the Baptist and Methodist churches of Freemont, who extend to the bereaved family their deepest sympathy in their loss, after which the remains were brought to Adrian and interred beside the grave of her husband.  Age at death 88 years, 4 months and 4 days. -- The Adrian Journal, December 7, 1916, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Wilkerson, Henry Franklin
The subject of this sketch was born on the old  homestead in East Boone township near Burdett, January 23, 1887 died at Bethany hospital, Kansas City, November 27, 1916 29 years, 10 months and 3 days.  He was married to Miss Emma Hardman Dec. 17, 1913, who with his mother, Mrs. Solomon Wilkerson, a brother, William, and two sisters, Mrs. Guy Warren of Burdett, and Mrs. J. H. Bradford of Kansas City, remain to mourn this irreparable loss.
The deceased was an industrious young farmer and up to within a short time of his death made that his chosen occupation.  On the 16th of October he was taken to Kansas City, where on the 28th of October he underwent an operation for a complicated ailment.  He rallied from the operation and for a few days it seemed that he would soon recover and he returned to his family, but a further complication set in and he began rapidly to sink until death came at 1:25 p.m. Nov. 27th.
He realized that the end was not far off and within 48 hours preceding his departure endeavored to sing “Jesus Lover of My Soul” and told those at his bedside, “I am going home to Jesus”.
He was loved and respected by all who came in contact with him.  May his last words be a beacon light to guide us on into that land of endless day.  Besides his family and relatives he leaves a host of friends who join in heartfelt sympathy for the family who feel so keenly his taking away.
Thus have the ranks of our community and our BYPU been invaded and one of our number answered the call which is sure to come to every life.
Funeral services were held at the Burdett Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. L. W. Keele of Butler, and the body laid to rest in the Burdett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 7, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Death
 

Porter, Nettie
Carl Stansbury and wife, of Musselshell, Mont., arrived here Thursday with the body of Mrs. Nettie Porter, formerly of this city (Archie).  She left a few months ago for the home of her daughter in Montana.  After arriving there she became very ill and found it necessary to have a surgical operation performed from which she never recovered. -- The Adrian Journal, December 7, 1916, Page 8 Column 3, Death
 

Tabor, Mary
Mary M. Smith was born in St. Louis county, Mo., Sept. 18, 1839, died at Butler, Mo., Sept. 29, 1916, at the age  of 77 years and 11 days. She was married to J. K. Tabor July 26, 1857, to this union was born eight children-J. Tabor of Carbondale, Kan.; Geo. Tabor, Liberty, Mo., T. R. Tabor, El Dorado. Mo., A. G. Tabor, Liberty, Mo., C. E. Tabor, Archie; Mrs. A. N. Moles and Mrs. Maggie Poindexter of Butler.  One child died in infancy.  Three sisters also survive.  She professed religion at the age of 15 years and united with the Index Baptist church, of which she remained a faithful follower until death.  Most of her married life was spent in Cass county, Missouri, about five miles east of Garden City.  She moved to Butler about 12 years ago where she made many friends.  But she has gone to a more beautiful world where she will join her husband who passed on six years ago. -- The Adrian Journal, December 7, 1916, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Baker-Walter
Mr. Wallace R. Baker and Miss Josie C. Walter, both of  Adrian went to Butler, Tuesday and were married.
They are worthy young people.  The groom moved here about three years ago with his parents and has proven himself an industrious and worthy gentleman.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Walter and has lived all of her life in and near Adrian.  She is an excellent lady.  They will reside in this city. -- The Adrian Journal, May 11, 1916, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Biggerstaff-Stoner
Mr. Archie Biggerstaff and Miss Lena Stone were married at the home of the bride’s parents in Shawnee township Sunday evening, May 7, 1916, Rev. Bain officiating.
The contracting parties are among the most highly respected in the community where they reside and they start out in life with the best wishes of their may friends.
They left Tuesday for a short honeymoon trip in Kansas, after which they will reside in Butler, where the groom resides.  He runs the Riley medicine wagon with that point as his headquarters. -- The Adrian Journal, May 11, 1916, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage
 

Enos, Ira D.
Ira D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Enos, died at his home in this city Tuesday morning, May 9, 1916; aged 31 years, 9 months and 8 days.
Ira was born in Johnson Co., Mo., August 1, 1884 and came with his parents to Bates county about twenty three years ago and resided on a farm near Adrian until last autumn when he moved to town.  At the age of about eighteen years he was converted and united with the Church of the brethren and  from that time to the day of his death lived a devout Christian life.  March 24, 1906, Mr. Enos was united in marriage with Miss Bessie Deardorff to this union one son (Dale) was born, who with the wife survive.
Mr. Enos had been afflicted several years and medical skill could prescribe no remedy to cure him and he suffered with great fortitude and patience until the end came and passed peacefully into the bosom of the great beyond.  He was a good citizen, and obedient son, a kind loving husband and a father.
Funeral services were held from the Dunkard church Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock conducted by Elder Ira Witmore.  Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 11, 1916, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Wyatt, baby boy
A boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Wyatt Wednesday evening, May 10.  Mother and son doing well. -- The Adrian Journal, May 11, 1916, Page 1 Column 7, Birth
 

Miller, baby boy
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a  boy baby to Mrs. Pearl Miller last Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, May 11, 1916, Page 4  column 3, Birth
 

Murray, infant
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in the illness and death of our darling baby.  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Murray -- The Adrian Journal, May 11, 1916, Page 4 Column 6, Death
 

Crissman, C. R.
C. R. Crissman died at his home in Elkhart, Mo., May 4, 1916, aged 28 years, 3 months and 11 days.
Roy Crissman was born in East Boone township, near Burdett, January 23, 1888, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crissman, and he spent his entire life in the county of his nativity.  In November 1908 he was united in marriage with Miss Grace Larkey, who with her little son, Herschel, survives.
Some two or three years ago Mr. Crissman engaged in the mercantile business at Elkhart.  He was a good citizen, held in high esteem by all who knew him.
The wife, son, parents and brothers have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this great sorrow that has come to their home.
Mr. Crissman was a member of Adrian lodge No. 13 Independent Order Odd Fellows and that Order conducted the funeral services for him Friday afternoon and the body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 11, 1916, Page 4 Column 2, Death
 

Stevenson-Melton
Mr. Jos. Stephenson and Miss Verne Melton were married in Butler, Thursday, May 11, 1916, Judge Carl Henry officiating.
The young people are numbered among the best in the county.  The groom is a native of Deer Creek township and is a young man of good habits and strict business integrity.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  Joe Melton and is a successful school teacher and a popular young lady.  They will reside on a farm in Mound township.
They start out on life’s voyage with the best wishes of friends in which the Journal heartily joins. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Estep, John Wesley
John Wesley Estep died at his home in Belvue, Kansas, Tuesday morning, May 9, 1916, aged 89 years.
Mr. Estep was born in Cumberland county, Ohio, May 27, 1827.  He moved to Illinois, thence to Kansas in 1871, and to Missouri locating on the Buxton farm (now the Charles Jenkins farm) in 1892, where he resided until 1902 when he moved back to Kansas.  Mr. Estep joined the Methodist church at the age of eight years and remained a member of same until his death.  He was a good citizen and neighbor. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Death
 

Hudelson-Hall
Mr. Eveland Hudelson and Miss Anna Hall were married at the home of the bride’s parents on East Main street, at 6 o’clock Sunday evening, May 14, 1916, Rev. Dr. Courtney officiating.
Only the immediate family and a few intimate friends of the families were present.  At the appointed hour Mrs. Earl J. Haas played the Flower Song to the strains of which the contracting parties marched to the alter, where Dr. Courtney, in a very beautiful ceremony, said the words that made them man and wife.  The Misses Earline and Enid Ellis and Gwendolyn Lentz were the flower girls.  After congratulations a choice two course dinner was served.
The contracting parties are numbered among the very best in Adrian, both are graduates of the Adrian High School.  The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hudelson and is a native citizen of Adrian, a young man of excellent habits, industrious and is proving himself a very capable business man.  He has a good position with the Hass Mercantile Company and is popular with the trade.
The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Hall and came her withy her parents several years ago, she is a native of Iowa.  She is a young lady of culture and is popular with her wide circle of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Hudelson will begin housekeeping at once. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage
 

Sloan, Judge
Judge Sloan died very suddenly at his home in Harrisonville Wednesday night, age 75 years.  He was a pioneer citizen, a good lawyer and a citizen of the highest type. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18, 1916, Page 4 Column 2, Death
 

Hogan-Tuttle
A beautiful home wedding was solemnized Wednesday evening May 17th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hogan, when their only daughter, Opal Gertrude, was united in marriage with Mr. Harry L. Tuttle, of Garden City, Mo.  The ceremony was read by the Eld. W. S. Hood, of the Christian church.
The service was opened by Mrs. J. L. Reeder, who sang “A Perfect Day” accompanied by Mrs. E. J. Haas and by the Misses Lila E. Wilhite and Frona Hood who sang “Melody of Love” accompanied by Mrs. Leland Tuttle.
As the clock toiled the hour of six, Miss Leeta Ferne Andes played the Mendelssohn wedding march.  The bridal party marched down a long aisle bordered by rainbow colors to stand beneath the clear, blue sky.
The bride’s only attendant was Miss Louise Stone and Mr. Milton W. Hogan, served as best man.  The bride’s costume was white crepe de chene georgette crepe and trimmed with silk shadow lace.  She carried a shower of bride’s roses.
The color scheme was all hues of the rainbow which with the beautiful outdoor background made a very pleasing spectacle.
After the ceremony and elaborate two course wedding dinner was served.  The rainbow colors were carried out in each course.  Hosts of congratulations were showered upon the bride and groom by their many friends.
Misses Stella Wilhite, Cora Allen, Wilma Bates, Winnie Stone, Lelia Stone, Opal Enos, India  Mae Haas, Irene Showalter and Mesdames Lee Hawkins and Alva Tuttle assisted during the entire evening. -- The Adrian Journal, May 18, 1916, Page 4 column 5, Marriage
 

Barton, Jane
Mrs. Jane M. Barton, mother of W. C. and L.G. Baton, of Nevada and Mrs. C.J. Cummings, of near Adrian, died at the home of her daughter near Adrian, Sunday morning at 8:00 o’clock, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 18 days.
Mrs. Barton was born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, October 22, 1839.  She moved with her family to Kansas in 1882. Six years later she moved to Nevada, Mo., where she lived until her death.  She was preceded to her grave by her husband, 20 years ago. Mrs. Barton was a member of the Baptist church for many years.  A kind and devoted mother, giving more thought to the welfare of her children than her own affliction, she having lost her eyesight 22 years ago.
She leaves five children to mourn her loss.  The funeral was held at the home of her son L. G. Barton at 3 o’clock  Tuesday afternoon, burial at Newton Burial Park. -- The Adrian Journal, January 13, 1916, Page 1 Column 4, Death
 

Bunger, baby girl
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bunger are the proud parents of a fine baby girl. -- The Adrian Journal, January 13, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Birth
 

Wilcox, Frank
Frank Wilcox, a well known and highly respected citizen of the Everett neighborhood, died very suddenly last Friday evening about 5 o’clock.  Mr. Wilcox suffered a stroke of paralysis early Friday morning, from which he never recovered.  The sorrowing family have our sympathy in this hour of great grief. -- The Adrian Journal, January 13, 1916, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Hodge, Ellis
Ellis Hodge, a pioneer citizen of Cass county, died at the  home of his daughter in Archie last Saturday of dropsy, aged about 60 years.  Mr. Hodge was a peaceable citizen and had a wide circle of friends.
Funeral was held Sunday and the body buried in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 4, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Wolfe, George W.
George W. Wolfe died at his home near Hazleton, Kansas, April 22, 1916, aged 78 years 2 months and 21 days.
Mr. Wolfe was born in Hancock county, Tenn., Feb. 21, 1838,.Was united in marriage with Malissa Cantwell in 1860 in Tenn., and moved to Osage county, Mo., there Mrs. Wolfe died in 1865, in 1867 Mr. Wolfe married Mrs. Barnett.  After residing in several counties in this state the family located in Bates county in 1880, in Elkhart township.  The left here in 1888 for Arkansas.
At the age of 17 years Mr. Wolfe united with the Baptist church and later with the Methodist church, in which he was for years a local preacher.  Mr. Wolfe was a charter member of the Adrian Methodist church and helped to build the first church building in this city.  He was a good Christian man.
His wife and ten children survive, the children are: B. C. Wolfe, of Monett, Mo.; Nicholas Wolfe, of Tishomingo, Okla.; G. T. Wolfe, of Adrian, Mrs. J. W. McKaig, of Attica, Kansas; J. L. Wolfe, Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. J. A. Rains, of Pomeroy, Wash.; Mrs. Riley Glazebrook of Kaw, Oklahoma.; Mrs. Robert Banning, of Baxter Springs, Kansas; Mrs. Richard Ballard, of Kiowa, Kansas, and G. W. Wolfe, of Hazleton, Kansas.  Mr. Wolfe is also survived by thirty two grand children and six great grand children.
Seven of the children attended the funeral.  Burial was at Hazleton. -- The Adrian Journal, May 4, 1916, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Cummings-Lincoln
Gilbert h. Cummings, of Garden City, and Miss Etha Lincoln, of near Adrian, were married in Adrian Sunday morning, Rev. J. W. McAtee, pastor of the Adrian Baptist church officiated.
The contracting parties are well and favorably known in this community.  The groom is an industrious young farmer and a man of excellent habits.  The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Lincoln and has for several years been a successful teacher in the public schools of the county. -- The Adrian Journal, April 27, 1916, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Prettyman-Fauts
Sylvan J. Prettyman and Miss Elsie Fauts, prominent young people of Mound township were married in Adrian Sunday afternoon by Rev .J.W. McAtee.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Prettyman and is a hustler. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Ed. Fouts and is an excellent young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, April 27, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage
 

Murray, infant
The three week old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Murray died at the family home, this city, Saturday, April 22nd.
Funeral service for the little one was held from the home Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Penn.  Burial was in Crescent Hill cemetery.
The parents have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, April 27, 1916, Page 1 Column 4, Death
 

Hyatt, baby
A baby was born to Mrs. H. C. Hyatt last Friday. Dr. Robinson was the attending physician. -- The Adrian Journal, April 27, 1916, Page 8 column 5, Birth
 

Davis, Mollie
Mrs. Mollie Davis died at her home in Waverly Kansas, Saturday, April 8, 1916.  The body was brought to Everett Monday evening and funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Hood.  Mrs. Davis lived in Adrian for some time and was proprietor of a restaurant here.  She was an excellent Christian lady and numbered her friends by her acquaintances.  Many friends here will be pained to learn of her demise.
Three daughters, Mrs. Will Collins, Mrs. Lee Walters, Mrs. Geo. Denney, and two sons Jared and Harlow, survive her.  They have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, April 13, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Epley-Cox
Chester C. Epley and Crystena C. Cox were united in marriage by Rev. H. A. Pfost at his home Wednesday evening, April 12, 1916.  They young people are number among the best in Elkhart township and are receiving the hearty congratulations of their many friends.  They will reside on the Walter farm in Mound township. -- The Adrian Journal, April 13, 1916, Page 5 column 5, Marriage
 

VanHart, George F .
George F. VanHart died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. E. White 1235 Denver Ave., Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, April 15, 1916, aged 86 years  6 months and 9 days.
Mr. VanHart was born in New Egypt, New Jersey, September 26, 1828.  At an early age he was converted and joined the N. E. Church, continuing an active member of that organization until about twenty years ago when he joined the United Brethern church remaining a member of that church until death claimed him.
Mr. VanHart was a carpenter by trade and was highly respected as an honorable man.  On September  11, 1853, he was united in marriage to Caroline Emley, to this union nine children were born.  Mrs. Caroline Emley VanHart died April 15, 1891, preceding Mr. VanHart in death just twenty five years.  On April 6, 1894 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Alta Butler Stilwell, at Butler, Mo.  Their home life was happy until her death, March 5, 1916, six weeks ago.  He is survived by two daughters, viz: Mrs. S. E. White and Mrs. E. S. Johnson, and one son, Geo. VanHart, all of Kansas City.  Nine grand children and five great grand children also survive him.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Adrian U. B. church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Penn, burial was in Crescent Hill cemetery.
Uncle George VanHart was a good man and enjoyed the friendship of all who knew him. -- The Adrian Journal, April 20, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Moore, baby girl
A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Percy Moore last Sunday morning.  Dr. S. L. Bates was the attending physician.
-- The Adrian Journal, April 20, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Birth
 

Clements, Samuel
Samuel Hamilton Clements was born in Madison county Missouri, March 7, 1832.  Died at his home in Burdett, Mo., March 22, 1916, aged 84 years, 15 days.  When ten years old he moved with his parents to Scott county, Illinois, thence back to Missouri.  In 1856 he was married to Elizabeth Moore in Illinois.  To this union four children were born, two of whom still survive, viz: C. N. Clements of Bates county, J. W. Clements of Cass county.  The others died several years ago.  He is also survived by nine grand children and six great grand children.
Mr. Clements was a good citizen. -- The Adrian Journal, April 6, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fuller, of Burdett, celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage last Sunday and the event was a most agreeable one for the aged couple.  Mr. and Mrs. Bliss, of Huron, South Dakota, and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, of Tacoma, Wash., were present to help celebrate the wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Fuller are excellent people and age has not dimmed the pleasant impulses of their hearts.  They are young old people and take a lively interest in the success and well being of their neighbors.  The Journal congratulates them on this occasion and wishes them continued happiness. -- The Adrian Journal, April 6, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Anniversary
 

Marriage License
Ivan C. Warren, Butler, Mo.-Sylvia A. Smith, Butler, Mo.
H. C. Hepler, Greensburg, Kan-Nora A. Tabler, Adrian, Mo.
-- The Adrian Journal, April 6, 1916, Page 8 column 4, Marriages
 

Pate, infant
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pate died at the home of his parents, three miles northeast of Adrian Thursday night, March 23, 1916.  The death of this little one came as a great disappointment to the parents and shattered their cherished anticipations.  They have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this bereavement.
The little body was laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery Friday afternoon. -- The Adrian Journal, March 30, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Pate, Glen Oliver
Glen Oliver Pate, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pate was born March 22, 1916, and passed away March 23.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home and the grave, conducted by Rev. Penn.  The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  Many friends and neighbors were present. -- The Adrian Journal, March 30, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Death
 

Helper-Tabler
Mr. Henry Hepler of Greensburg, Kansas and Miss Nora A. Tabler were married at the home of the bride’s parents, this city, at noon, Wednesday, March 29, 1916.  Rev. W. S. Courtney, pastor of the Adrian M. E . Church, officiating.  Only the immediate relatives of the family were present.
The groom is an industrious and prosperous young farmer near Greensburg, Kansas, and is a young man of excellent habits.  The bride is the beautiful daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  A. N. Tabler of this city, and is a popular young lady, held in high esteem by all who knew her. The happy couple left Wednesday evening at 9:20 o’clock for Greensburg, Kansas, near which place they will reside on a farm.
The will be followed to their home by the good wishes of Adrian friends in which the Journal heartily joins. -- The Adrian Journal, March 30, 1916, Page 4 Column 3, Marriage
 

Gragg, baby girl
A baby girl was born to Mrs. Archie Gragg Monday night, March 27th. -- The Adrian Journal, March 30, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Birth
 

Lincoln, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas
25th Anniversary
Last Saturday night a number of neighbors and friends gathered at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lincoln in honor of the 25th anniversary of their marriage and spent a few hours very pleasantly.  Tom was in bed when the company arrived but Charles Jenkins and Henry Nichols soon got him out of his warm nest.  It is needless to say that they all enjoyed the evening and the eats.
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln are excellent people and the Journal joins their many friends in the good wishes for their continued happiness. -- The Adrian Journal, March 30, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Anniversary
 

Cox, infant
Joe Cox and wife buried their infant babe last Wednesday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 30, 1916, Page 5 Column 5, Death
 

Hall-Burt
Curtis Hall and Miss Alice Burt were united in marriage at the country home of Elder Irvin Enos, who acted as officiating clergyman, Monday, March 20, 1916.  The contracting parties will reside in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, where the groom has a position in a drug store and where his parents reside. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage
 

Herrell, John F.
John F. Herrell, died at his home in Butler, Mo., Saturday morning, March 18, 1916, at the age of 59 years, 1 month and 22 days.
John F. Herrell was born in Butler January 26, 1857, and his entire life was spent in the city of his birth and in Adrian.  He was united in marriage with Miss Maria Burner October 23, 1880.  To this union three children were born, viz: Mrs. Etta Jenkins, George L. Herrell, and Walter, the latter died twenty years ago at the age of one year.  Mrs. Jenkins and George L are engaged in business in Adrian.  Eva the adopted daughter is at home.  The wife also survives.  In 1886 Mr. Herrell and family moved to Adrian, where they resided until 1902 when Mr. Herrell was elected county clerk, since that time he continued his residence in his native city.  While residing in this city Mr. Herrell served several years as a member of the Board of Education, in which capacity he took a deep interest in the schools of this city.  He was always a good neighbor, a loyal friend and a enterprising citizen.
After he retired from the office of county clerk he devoted his entire time to his large insurance business, which business he was an expert.
At the time of his death Mr. Herrell was a member of the Baptist church,  Blue Flag Knights of the Pythyias and a member of the city council. John Herrell was a good citizen, always ready to respond to the need of a neighbor or friend.  In his family he was  kind and devoted to his wife and children.  It was his pleasure to provide for his family and to see them prosper in life.
Funeral services for Mr. Herrell were held Sunday afternoon from the Butler Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Webdell, who paid a beautiful tribute to his life.  The Butler city council attended in a body and the Blue Flag Lodge Knights of Pythias gave the burial service at the grave.  The body was laid to rest in the Oak Hill cemetery.  A large number of friends from Adrian were present to pay a tribute of respect. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Highley, baby girl
A girl baby was born to Mrs. Bert Highley Tuesday and they say that Bert is in a serious condition. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Birth
 

Crawford, baby girl
Cards were received by friends here today announcing the birth of a girl baby to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Crawford of Kansas City.  Mrs. Crawford was before her marriage  Miss Beatrice Griffin. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Birth
 

Brown, Newton
Newton Brown did at the home of his sister, Mrs. D. C. Cloud in Altona, Monday, March 20, 1916, aged 81 years, 2 months and 17 days.  Death resulted from injuries, an account of which is given in another column of the Journal.
Mr. Brown was born in Polk county, Mo., and came to Bates county in 1856, and for sixty years had been a respected citizen of Grand River township.  Mr. Brown was one of the charter members of the Altona Baptist church and remained a member of same until death.  He was never married.
Funeral services  for Mr. Brown were held from the Altona Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Smith, of Dayton. -- The Adrian Journal, March 23, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Death
 

Zimmer-Shelton
Friends here received cards last week announcing the marriage of Mr. John Fredrick Zimmer and Miss Eula May Shelton at San Antonio, Texas, July 11.
Miss Eula was for a number of years teacher of the Primary Department of the Adrian school and her many friends  here unite in extending congratulations. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1916, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
 

Hardman-Ricketts
Mr. Dewey Hardman of East Boone township, and Miss Rose Ricketts of Grand River township, drove to Harrisonville Sunday morning and were married by the pastor of the Methodist church at that place.  The contracting parties were both reared in Bates county and come from good families.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Hardman and is a worthy young gentleman.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Ricketts and is held in high esteem by all who know her.  --  The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1916, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage
 

Anderson, Fannie
Fannie Cowell was born in Manchester, England, March 2, 1845 and died at her home in Elkhart township July 10, 1916, aged 71 years 4 months and 8 days.  November 1863 she was united in marriage with Smith Anderson.  To this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters.  The sons died in childhood.  The daughter, Mrs. Pettit of Washington, and Mrs.  Stevson of Nebraska, survive.  Mr. and Mrs. Anderson came to America soon after their marriage and located in Lawrence, Mass.  Mr. Anders was stock buyer for the Maverick Paper Mills, and Rice Kenyon was their representative in Europe for more than ten years.  During this time the family crossed the Atlantic many times. They came to Missouri in 1894, locating in East Boone township, later they moved to Elkhart, where Mrs. Anderson died.  In youth Mrs. Anderson united with the Episcopalian church, of which she remained a member until a few years ago, when she united with the Presbyterian church, of which she was a member at the time of her  death.
Funeral services were held from the Fairview church Wednesday morning, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Peterson.  Interment was made in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Death

 

Mills, Weston
Weston L., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. U.  Mills, died at the family home, near Ballard, Sunday, July 16,  at the age of one month and one day.  We are indebted to Undertaker Frank Bowman for this item. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1916-Supplement, Page 2 Column 4, Death
 

Ray, William
The entire community was greatly shocked Friday evening when it was reported that Wm. Ray was very ill and an operation was the only hope for his life.  Mr. Ray went through the operation fine but later he became worse and died about 3 o’clock Saturday morning.  The family has the sympathy of the entire community. -- The Adrian Journal, July 20, 1916, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Robey-Coates
Grant Robey and Miss Goldie Coates were married at Butler Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1916
The contracting parties are prominent young people of Elkhart township and will reside on a farm near Elkhart.
The bride is a daughter of Ben Coates and the groom is a son of Mrs. A. H. Robey. -- The Adrian Journal, September 14, 1916, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage
 

Wright, Ruth Ellen
A cloud of gloom was cast over this community Friday morning when it was announced that little Ruth Ellen,  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Wright, had died at an early hour that morning.  Little Ruth Ellen was 1 year, 8 months and 21 days old.
It is always painful to record the death of a neighbor and friend, but there are times when death seems fraught with an impenetrable gloom, and the death of this beautiful little girl is one of which touches everyone who knows the family.
The only child in the home.  A home where every comfort was provided and where the influences were such as would develop a strong character for good.  Yet the tender plant was taken from the fond parents and transplanted in a higher realm. These things are above and beyond our power to comprehend.  The departure of the little one has left an aching void in the hearts of the parents, but above this gloom hop arises to boy the drooping spirits and give comfort in this dark hour.
Mr. and Mrs. Wright have the sincere sympathy of their friends in their affliction.
Funeral services for little Ruth wee held from the Adrian Christian church Saturday morning conducted by Elder W. S. Hood. Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, September 14, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Langan-Ferrell
Mr. James Langan and Miss Elnore Ferrell were married in Kansas City Sept. 5, 1916.
The bride was formerly  one of Adrian’s best young ladies and her many friends join in good wishes for a happy married life.  The groom is not known here.  They will reside in Kansas City. -- The Adrian Journal, September 14,1916, Page 4 column  4, Marriage
 

Young-Hess
Mr. Ad Young and Miss Anna Hess were married in Kansas City, August 30, 1916.
This announcement came as a surprise to the many friends of the bride here.  Anna was born and reared in this township and is an excellent lady.  The groom is a stranger to the people here. -- The Adrian Journal, September 14, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Marriage
 

Woods, Laura
Mrs. Laura Woods died at her home in Cedar Falls, Sunday, August 26.
Laura Wilcox was born Oct. 12, 1888.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 27th at 2 o’clock at the Cedar Falls church.  Interment was made in Cedar Falls cemetery.-Boyceville, Wisconsin,
Mrs. Woods was born in this, Deer Creek, township, near the Showalter farm, but the family left here when she was a small girl. -- The Adrian Journal, September 14, 1916, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Canthon, baby girl
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a girl baby to Mrs. Bert Canthon last Friday night. -- The Adrian Journal, September 21, 1916, Page 8 Column 2, Death

 

Westoff-Melton
Mr. Leo Westoff and Miss Grace Melton, who resides in the northern part of this township, were married in Butler Saturday, Sept. 16, 1916, Rev. Webdell officiating.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John  Westoff, of Archie, and is a worthy young gentleman.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Melton and is an excellent young lady.
They will start out on their wedded life with the congratulations and best wishes of a host of friends, in which felicitations The Journal heartily joins. -- The Adrian Journal, September  21, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Hill-Chapman
Mr. George Hill and Miss Hallie Chapman, prominent young people of the Burdett neighborhood, were married in Butler, Saturday, Sept. 16, 1916, Rev. Talbert officiating.
The groom is the youngest son of Mrs. Mamie Hill and was born and reared on the farm where they now reside.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Chapman.  Both are highly respected young people and the Journal joins their friends in wishing them continued happiness and success.  The will reside on the Hill farm. -- The Adrian Journal, September 21, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Ellis-Baie
The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Ellis, in Mound township was the scene of a beautiful home wedding Sunday evening when their daughter, Miss Minnie, became the wife of Mr. Roy Baie.  Elder Irvin Enos said the words which united these young people in marriage.  Only a few friends were present to witness the ceremony.  After the marriage a sumptuous dinner was served.
These young people are numbered among the best in this community.  The groom is the son of Wm. Baie and is an industrious and prosperous young farmer.  The bride is the only child of Mr. and Mrs.  Albert Ellis and is a worthy young lady.  They will reside on the Baie homestead near this city. -- The Adrian Journal, September 21, 1916, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage
 

Smith, Pendleton
Pendleton, son of Judge and Mrs. Thos. J. Smith, died at the family home near Butler.  Mr. Smith had been ill but a few days and his condition had not been considered serious.  Mr. Smith was a graduate of M. U. and a young man of great promise in the professional, social and Christian activities of the county. -- The Adrian Journal, September 21, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Hodges, Mrs. Earl
Mrs. Earl Hodges took her life last night, at her home in Archie, by taking strychnine.  She died before medical aid arrived.
Her husband had just retired when she came t o him and told him that she was going to leave him.  She then sent into adjoining room and drank the poison.  The was the only warning given and she left no note giving a cause for the act.
Mrs. Hodges was before her marriage Miss Ruth Bishop.  She had been married about two years. -- The Adrian Journal, September 21, 1916, Page 5 Column 3, Death
 

Etter, John H.
John H. Etter died suddenly at the  home of his son Claude R. Etter, Norman, Oklahoma, last Saturday, where he and Mrs. Etter were visiting. The body was brought to Butler Sunday and funeral services were held Monday afternoon.  Mr. Etter was a native of Saline county, Mo., and was 68 years old.  For years he was a prominent school teacher and county surveyor. -- The Adrian Journal, September 28, 1916, Page 1 Column 6, Death
 

McDonnell, Victoria
Victoria J. McFerrin was born in Cass county, Mo., Jan. 14, 1853 and departed this life at her home in Archie, Mo., Sept 24, 1916, aged 63 years 8 months and 10 days.
She was a daughter of Benton McFerrin, who with his parents came to this county from Tennessee in 1832 the early settlers of Missouri.   Her maternal grandfather was the Rev. S. Porter.  He also came from Tennessee at an early day and entered the farm known as the Reid farm near Daugherty, and on which the cemetery is located, his son was the first one buried in it, 4 generations of kinfolks are buried there and today the body of the wonderful woman will be laid to rest with the loved ones who have gone before.  She was converted and joined the M. E. South at 13 years of age and lived a beautiful Christian life.
Victoria J. McFerrin was united in marriage to James McDonnell Feb. 12, 1870.  To this union were born 6 children, 4 were boys, 2 were girls, 2 boys died in infancy.  The three surviving children are: Mrs. Effie Houston, Archie; Mrs. Daisy Woodey, Garden City, Mo.; and J. Karl McDonnell, Archie.  Her 6 grandchildren are Merle, Monnie, Ardis and Constance Houston and Cecil and Georgia Zora McDonnell.  Of her 5 brothers  and sisters on the 2 brothers are living, S. B. McFerren, Butler; J. B. McFerren, Okmulgee, Okla., who with her devoted and stricken husband and a host of other relatives and friends are left to mourn her death. -- The Adrian Journal, September 28, 1916, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Adams, Mr. and Mrs.
61th Anniversay
Wilson Adams and Miss Malinda Cox were united in marriage in Iowa, September 27, 1855.  Sixty one years have elapsed since that time but the parties to that contract are still living and are young and happy.  Adrian has the honor of claiming them as highly respected citizens and every had was doffed to them Wednesday in honor of the unusual event. We say unusual because it is not often that persons are permitted to live together for such a long period of time in happy wedlock.
The members of the Crescent Hill Aid Society made their wedding anniversary a memorable event.  Them came to the Adams home with happy hearts and innumerable eats to remind the kids, Judge and Mrs. Adams that they were not forgotten but still held a large place in the affections of their neighbors.
It was a most enjoyable meeting and a just tribute of respect to these worthy people, one that they will tenderly cherish until the end of their lives.  Judge and Mrs. Adams are and have been pioneers. They were pioneers in Iowa, pioneers in Kansas, and have the abounding and abundant spirit of the pioneer in their declining years.
Judge Adams has filled many positions of trust.  For ten years he was probate Judge of a Kansas county and served three years as mayor of this city. -- The Adrian Journal, September 28, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Anniversary
 

Mouse, Mrs. Scott
A phone message was received here Monday morning announcing the death of Mrs. Scott Mouse at LaCygne, Kansas, after a brief illness.  Mrs.  Mouse became ill Friday and died Monday morning.
This news came as a great shock to the people of this community as Mrs. Mouse was well and favorably known here.  She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Grimm, who lived near Adrian for a number of years.  Miss Grimm married Scott Mouse some years ago and for the past few years they have resided in and near LaCygne.
Many friends here join in sympathy for the husband, parents and brother.
Flossie Mabel Grimm was born at Orangeville, Ill., July 1, 1888.  She was converted at the age of eleven years and joined with the M. E. Church at Jewel City, Kansas and lived a devoted Christian life until her death Sept. 3, 1916.  She was united in marriage with Scott Mouse August 5, 1908.  The husband, parents and one brother survive to mourn for the departed.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mouse were held at LaCygne, Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock and the body buried in the cemetery at that place. -- The Adrian Journal, September 7, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Coleman-Stultz
Lee Coleman and Miss Maggie Stultz, prominent young people of the Merwin neighborhood, were married last Friday.  Their friends remembered them Saturday night with a charvari party. --The Adrian Journal, August 24, 1916, Page 1 column 6, Marriage
 

Orthel, William Carl
William Carl, son of John M. and Minnie Orthel, died at his parents home, two miles north of Austin, Sunday, August 20, 1916; aged 18 years 6 months and 7 days.
The young man was afflicted with erysipelas of the nose, face and throat and was sick only a few days.
He was born in Lone Tree and spent all the years of his life in Cass county.
The body will be held until Friday awaiting the arrival of a brother, who, we understand is in the army along the Mexican border.
Undertaker Bowman embalmed the body and will direct the funeral Friday. -- The Adrian Journal, August 24, 1916, Page 4 column 3,  Death
 

Wray, W. T.
W. T. Wray died at his home in Archie Saturday, August 19th.  The funeral service was held Sunday and the body buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Mr. Wray had been a resident of Archie for many years and was a good man.  He was a prominent church worker.  H. T. Carr was called to prepare the body for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, August 24, 1916, Page 4 Column 3, Death
 

Stone, baby boy
A boy baby was born to Mrs. Raney Stone Saturday, August 19th. -- The Adrian Journal, August 24, 1916, Page 5 Column 7, Birth
 

Eartbam-Harper
Mr. Earl Eartbam and Miss Irene Harper, of Butler, were driven to Adrian Wednesday morning and took the 8:33 train for Kansas City, were they were married by Rev.  R. M. Talbert, pastor of the Butler Christian church and who went to Kansas City on the same train with the happy couple.
The contracting parties are prominent in the social circles of Butler.  The groom has a position with the Walton Trust Company.  The bride is a daughter of the late Thos. Harper, who represented Bates county in the state legislature for two terms. -- The Adrian Journal, August 17, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage
 

Murphy, Thomas
Thomas P. Murphy died at his home, five miles northwest of Adrian, Wednesday night, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis, aged 54 years 7 months and 8 days.  Mr. Murphy was never married and is the last member of his parent’s family.  Funeral services will be held this afternoon.  Burial will be made in the Crescent Hill cemetery. H. T. Carr prepared the body for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, August 17, 1916, Page 4 Column 6, Death
 

Cherry, baby girl
A girl baby was born to Mrs. E.A. Cherry Friday, August 11. -- The Adrian Journal, August 17, 1916, Page 8 column 1, Birth
 

Duke, baby girl
A girl baby was born to Mrs. Robt Duke Wednesday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, August 10, 1916, Page 5 Column 4, Birth
 

Marshall, Reuben
Reuben Marshall, an engineer on the Missouri Pacific, died in his engine cab at Pleasant Hill Sunday night of heart disease.  He rant the engine of the construction train when this division of the Missouri Pacific Railway was being built and had been in active service all the years since that time.  All of the old timers on  this division knew and admired him.  He was sixty two years old and leaves a wife.  He was also a member of the Butler Masonic Lodge. -- The Adrian Journal, August 3, 1916, Page 1 Column 1, Death
 

Porter, Elvira Rebecca
Elvira Rebecca Hutchings was born in Johnson county, Mo., April 9, 1840, died July 31 at 11 a.m., aged 76 years 3 months and 22 days.
She was united in holy matrimony to Samuel C. Porter, March 12, 1866. To this union one child was born, Henry porter, who lives near Spruce.  Those left to mourn the loss of a mother, grandmother and sister are: Henry Porter, wife and three children, Harold, Marion and Florence; brothers, James, Bird and John; sisters, Mary, Ann and Eliza.
Aunt Puss, as she was called, united with the M. E.  Church South in her girlhood days.
Thus a good life has closed on earth and has taken its departure into the greater habitation with its great joys, and to that healthful country where none ever suffer and where infinite desires and anxieties  are abundantly given.
The church and neighbors will miss the kind smiles and a strong spiritual support.  But God has arranged that an influence shall ever live.
While we mourn because of her departure, we rejoiced that she was the Lord’s and let us ever keep the vital experience that we shall be prepared to ascend to our Father when He shall call us.
Funeral services was conducted and the remains were shipped to Lee’s Summit for burial.  H. T. Carr prepared the body for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, August 3, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Death
 

Armstrong, John
John Armstrong, 19 years old, was killed by lightning Wednesday evening at the  Urial Patton home, four miles northeast of Archie.
Young Armstrong was pumping water at the cistern, about ten feet  from the house when he was killed.  Four persons were standing within ten feet of Armstrong at the time but none of them was injured.  The lightning struck a tree some distance away, that tree was connected by a clothes line near where young Armstrong was standing.  The wire conducted the lightning from one tree to the other. -- The Adrian Journal, August 3, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Death
 

Chapman, baby boy
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a ten pound son to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Chapman last Saturday. Slim is all puffed up over the advent of the youngster and has entered him for admission to the local basket ball team. -- The Adrian Journal, August 3, 1916, Page 8 column 2, Birth
 

Collins, Margaret
Mrs. A. N. Collins died at her home in West Boone township, Saturday morning, July 22, 1916, aged 66 years, 6 months and 27 days.
Margaret Monroe was born in Moultrie county, Illinois, December 26, 1856.  She was united in marriage with James E. Kirkwood October 29, 1871. To this union four children were born, they are: Irvin Kirkwood, of Spickard, Mo.; Mrs. Effie Davis, Derby, Iowa; James e. Kirkwood, Weldon, Iowa; Edwin Kirkwood, Sullivan, Mo.  The husband died June 19, 1879.  She was again united in marriage with A. N. Collins.  To this union three children were born, a son who died in infancy and two daughters, Verna and Mary, at home with the father. She also leaves two step children,, one sister and two brothers.
Mrs. Collins was converted and united with the U.  B. church at the age of twenty one years. At the time of her death she was a faithful member of the Everett Christian Church.
She spent the greater part of her life in the state of her nativity.  She moved with her family to Lucas county, Iowa, in 1902, and to Missouri in 1911, remaining here until her death.
The body was shipped to Sullivan, Ill., Saturday night for burial. Frank Bowman prepared the body for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, July 27, 1916, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Crow, baby boy
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Crow announce the birth of William Herbert, on July 8, 1916, weight 7 pounds, at their home in Wenatchee, Washington.
The parents were born and reared in Bates county and their friends here join in congratulations. -- The Adrian Journal, July 27,1916, Page 5 Column 4, Birth
 

Robey, Clara M.
Clara M. Eckert was born near Osceola, Mo., Feb. 17, 1875.  Passed away at her home near Elkhart June 21, 1916.  Being at the time of her death 41 years, 4 months and 4 days of age.  She was married December 29, 1892 to Mr. Albert H. Robey of this place.  To this union were born 4 sons, James Grant, David Francis, Sherman Arthur and Marion Albert, all of whom with the father remain. Besides her family she leaves a mother, three sisters and two brothers.  Mrs. Florence Eckert the mother’ Mrs. Roy Ewing, Eckley, Colo.; Mrs. Elmer Whistler, Kansas City, Kans.; Mrs. L. W. Keele, of this city, the sisters and Mrs. Chas. And James Eckert, both of Butler, have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
Mrs. Robey was a woman of excellent Christian character, loved and esteemed by all who knew her.  By her life, patience and love she has won a host of friends who join with the family in sharing this irreparable loss.  Words fail us at this time to express our hearts for such a life as hers.
The funeral service was held at the home near Elkhart Friday June 23, at 9 a.m. by Rev. R. M. Talbert, of the Butler Christian church and the body laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 29, 1916, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Porter-Woods
Mr. Findley Porter, of St. Louis, and Miss Cornelia Woods, of Butler, were married at the home of the bride’s parents in Butler, Wednesday morning, June 28, 1916, at 9 o’clock, Rev. E. K. Wolfe officiating.
The bride formerly lived in Adrian, but moved to Butler with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Woods, about six years ago.  She is an excellent young lady and her Adrian friends congratulate her.  The happy couple will reside in St. Louis.
-- The Adrian Journal, June 29, 1916, Page 4 column 5, Marriage
 

Fuller, Mary
Mrs. J.W. Fuller died at  her home near Burdett, Saturday, June 17, 1916, aged 65 years, 8 months and 10 days.
Mary Bliss Fuller was born at Preston Prairie, Carrol county Illinois, October 7, 1850. She was married to Mr. J. W. Fuller of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, April 22, 1866.  To this union were born seven children, viz: Harry E. Fuller, Williamsburg, Iowa; Annie M. Choate, Vayland, S. Dakota; Frank G. Fuller, Staples, Minn.; Ezra R. Fuller, at present at Burdett;  Dwight W. Fuller, St. Louis; Mattie Ruth Locke, deceased; Mrs. L. G. VanBenthusen, Adrian, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Fuller moved from Illinois to South Dakota in 1881, where they resided fifteen years, coming to Missouri in 1895, where with the exception of a short time in Oklahoma, the have since resided.
While not a member of any church she was known for her acts of mercy, always doing everything in her power to relieved distress.  In sickness and sorrow she was a friend and helper.  Mrs. Fuller was an excellent lady.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fuller were held from the Burdett Baptist church Sunday, conducted by Rev. J. W. Penn, burial was made in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The aged husband and the children have the sympathy of their friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, June 22, 1916, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Lankford, baby boy
There is rejoicing at the house of David for a 10 lb. Boy was added to the family roll call of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Lankford Monday eve so says Dr. Robinson.  Boy and Mama O.K. but they had to put a blind bridle on Dave. -- The Adrian Journal, June 22, 1916, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Chrisman, Mary L.
Mrs. Frank Chrisman died at her home in Elkhart, Tuesday afternoon, July 4, 1916; aged 52 years 11 months and 20 days.
Mary L. Kelley was born in Cole county, Missouri, July 14, 1863.  Her parents moved to Bates county when she was a small child and she spent the remainder of her life here. Miss Kelley was united in marriage with E. F. Chrisman December 19, 1879, at Burdett, Mo.  To this union four sons were born.  One died in infancy and Roy died about two months ago.  Two sons J. E. and James, with the husband survive.
Mrs. Chrisman was an excellent lady, a good neighbor and a loving wife and mother.  She had been afflicted for a long time and her condition had been critical for several months, yet she bore her sufferings patiently.
Mrs. Chrisman was a member of the United Brethren church and her pastor, Rev. J. W.  Penn will conduct the funeral services this Thursday morning from the home. Burial will be made in Crescent Hill cemetery.
The husband and sons have the sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, July 6, 1916, Page 1 Column 4, Death
 

Herrell, Anna K.
Again we are called to the painful task of announcing the death of a prominent citizen.  This is always painful, but especially so when the departed is a wife and the mother of small children.
This time the grim, relentless messenger called Mrs. George L. Herrell at 11:20 o’clock a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 1916.  This death, while no surprise, cast a gloom over the entire community and left desolate a happy home.
Anna K., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Smith, was born in South Bloomfield, Ohio, August 16, 1884, and came with her parents to Adrian, Missouri, May 9, 1886,whwen Anna was but twenty one months old, took her first baby steps at the farm home of her grand father in Mound township.  She was baptized in infancy and at the age of 12 was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she remained a faithful member until her death.  May 17, 1904 she was united in marriage with Mr. George L. Herrell. To this union a daughter and son were born, Maxine, six years old, and Paul four years old.
Mrs. Herrell had been in failing health for several years but not until recently did her illness become alarming. She died at her home Tuesday at the age of 31 years, 11 months and 18 days.
Mrs. Herrell was educated in the Adrian Public schools and attended school at the Kansas Wesleyan University at Salina, Kansas.
Anna Smith was one of Adrian’s most amiable young ladies, and few, if any, were held in higher esteem.  She was possessed of a sunny disposition and always greeted those she met with a smile. Even in her long and painful affliction that smile was ever present.  Her friends were numbered by her acquaintances.  Her vital force was ever given to the promotion of good influences. For a number of years she was leader of the Junior League, was an active member of the local Mother’s club, and a member of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society, in these organizations she worked faithfully and was highly appreciated, but it was in her hoe, to her family , husband and children, that she gave her best energies. She was a good mother, and that is the highest tribute that can be paid to any woman.  Maxine and Paul were given her constant care and it was her highest ambition to guide them into noble lives.  Of the many manifest traits of her excellent character this was the noblest.
The writer has known Mrs. Herrell since she was six years old and it is pleasant to state that she was always a lady of the highest type.  It is sad that such women should be taken from the care of children, but such is the irony of death. The most fragrant blossoms have the shortest duration.  It is useless to try to solve the problem.  It is above and beyond human comprehension. The hand strong for good is helpless; the heart inspired by pure impulses beats no more the physical being is dead. Beyond this human ability cannot penetrate.  The veil is dropped and we live and love and linger only in hope.
Besides her husband and children Mrs. Herrell leaves father, mother, brother and three sisters.  These all have the sympathy of the entire community.
Funeral service for Mrs. Herrell will be held from the Methodist church this Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Dr. W. S. Courtney.  Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery in Butler. -- The Adrian Journal, July 6, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Death
 

Newton-Parish
Mr. Harry Newton and Miss Hazel parish were married in Kansas City Friday.
The groom resides in Kansas City and has a position with the Standard Oil Co.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Parish, of this city and was reared in this city. -- The Adrian Journal, July 13, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage
 

Wright, baby girl
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wright are the proud parents of an 8 ½ pound girl baby since Friday. -- The Adrian Journal, July 13, 1916, Page 5 Column 4, Birth
 

Anderson, Grandma Smith
Sadness, sickness and death have come to us again.  Grandma Smith Anderson was called to the unknown Monday at midnight.  She had been in failing health for a number of years but always kept her pace until ten days ago when she suddenly succumbed to infirmities incident to old age accompanied by minor ailments.  Dr. S. L. Bates was  called and all was done to relieve her suffering that could be done, but death triumphed.  Her daughters were summoned, but only one, Mrs. Stimson, of Nebraska, could come. She arrived a few hours before he mother died.  The other daughter, Mrs. Petit, is in a hospital.  The funeral will be held at Fairview Wednesday at 11 o’clock, a. m. conducted by her pastor, Rev. Peterson.  Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery. Frank Bowman funeral director. -- The Adrian Journal,  July 13, 1916, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Heavilin, Mary
Mary E., wife of Ed. Heavilin died at the family home in Elkhart township, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1916; aged 72 years.
Twenty five years ago the Heavilin family resided at the Deer Creek Chapel neighborhood and were highly respected, here they lost their only child, a daughter.  Later they bought a farm in Elkhart township since then their trading point has been Amsterdam, and they have been in Adrian but a few times in recent years.
They were good people and friends here will be pained to learn of Mrs. Heavilin’s death.  Uncle Ed. Has the sincere sympathy of his many friends in this great sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, February 10, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Death
 

Lunn, Milton Robert
Milton Robert Lunn was born in Pope county, Illinois, September 20, 1871, and died in Adrian, Missouri, February 6, 1916; aged 44 years, 4 months and 16 days.
Mr. Lunn grew to manhood in the state of his nativity.  He married Miss Sallie Hooker in Illinois, November 20, 1895.  To this union three children were born, and died several years ago, two survive their father, viz: Troas and  Sudie.  Mr. Lunn came to Bates county, Mo., in 1905, and soon afterward engaged in the blacksmith business in Adrian.  About seven years ago his health became so impaired that he sold his business.  Five years ago he became helpless and since that time his condition has been pitiable.  Much of this time he was confined to his bed, at times he was able to walk with the aid of crutches, but at no time during this period did he enjoy a well day.  But amid his afflictions he was cheerful and hopeful, always with a smile and a word of encouragement.  Mr. Lunn was a member of the Modern Woodmen Lodge, and a member of the Adrian Methodist church.  The widow and two children have the sincere sympathy of the many friends in this sorrow.
Funeral services for Mr. Lunn were held Tuesday morning from the Adrian Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Dr. Courtney, burial was in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 10, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Klumpp, John
John Klumpp died suddenly at his home in Rich Hill Saturday afternoon of heart failure, aged about 75 years. -- The Adrian Journal, February 17, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Moles, Mary Jane
Mrs. G. W. Moles died at her home in this city Friday evening, February 11, 1916 after a lingering illness; aged 74 years 11 months and 16 days.
Mary Jane Tabor was born in Clinton county, Kentucky, February 25, 1841, and grew to womanhood in her native state.  March 25, 1860 she was united in marriage with  G. W. Moles, who survives her.  To this union ten children were born, seven of whom are living, viz: Mrs. Sallie Allen, Andrew Moles, A. D. Moles, Effie Moles, George T. Moles and Mrs. Naomi Roberts.  These were all with their mother in her last illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Moles moved from Kentucky to Illinois in 1865, thence to Cass county, Missouri in 1867, and to Bates county a few years later, locating near Altona, where they lived until 1902 when they moved to Adrian.   In 1868 Mrs. Moles was converted and united with the Baptist church at Index, Missouri.  When the family moved to Bates county her church membership was transferred to Altona, thence to Adrian church when they moved to this city.  Mrs. Moles was an excellent Christian lady, loved by all who knew her.  She was an ideal wife and loving mother and her place in the home will never be filled.
The aged husband and the children have the deep sympathy of all in this bereavement.
Funeral services for Grandma were held from the Adrian Baptist church Sunday at 1 o’clock p.m., conducted by her pastor, Rev. McAtee.  The house was filled with friends of the family, who came to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of the departed.  Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 17, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Snelgrove-Hovey
Mr. Ralph Snelgrove, of Rocky Ford, Colorado, and Miss Mabel Hovey, of near Butler, came to Adrian Sunday and were married at the Methodist church at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, the Rev. Dr. Courtney officiating.  Wm. Cox was best man and Miss Gertie Cox was bride’s maid.
The contracting parties are highly respected young people and the Journal joins their many friends in wishing them continued happiness and abundant prosperity.
Mr. and Mrs. Snelgrove will reside at Rocky Ford, Colorado. -- The Adrian Journal, February 17, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Talbott, Catherine
Catherine, the 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Talbot died at the home of her parents, near Wanetta, New Mexico, last week. Mr. and Mrs. Talbot were raised in and near Adrian and have many friends here who will be pained to learn of their sorrow.
Mrs. Talbot was before her marriage, Miss Kate Scudder, daughter of Mrs. Susan Scudder of this city. -- The Adrian Journal, February 17,1916, Page 4 Column 6, Death
 

Rink, Lundy
Mrs. George Rink died at Colorado City, Colorado, Friday, February 11, 1916, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis, aged 37 years.
Lundy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Deardorff, of this city, formerly resided in and near Adrian and was one of the most lovable girls in the community.  A lady of the highest type and admired by all who knew her. At that time she was the picture of robust health.
A husband and two children survive her, besides she is survived by three brothers and two sisters and her aged parents.
The funeral services for Mrs. Rink were held at Colorado City, Colo., and the body buried in the cemetery at that place.
-- The Adrian Journal, February 17, 1916, Page 4 column 6, Death
 

Long, Francis Marian
Francis Marian Long died at his home in Mingo township, February 26, 1916; aged 57 years 9 months and 26 days.
Mr. Long was born in Henry county, Missouri April 30, 1858.  He was united in marriage with Luella Armstrong April 4, 1880.  She died October 12, 1881, leaving the husband, a daughter of this union died in infancy.  On September 9, 1886 he was united in marriage with Miss Nettie McVicker.  To this union eleven children were born, six sons and five daughters, one son and one daughter died in infancy.  The widow and nine children survive. The children are Mrs. Lennah Moles, of Altona; Estel Long, of Kansas City; Mrs. Pearl Shelton of Bloomington, California; Mrs. Mary Kimberlin of Altona; Mrs. Rilla Ogden of Kansas City; John, Preston, Charles and Virgil are still at home. All the children were at his bedside when death came, except Mrs. Pearl Sheldon.
Mr. Long was converted about twenty years and became a member of the Christian church and lived a devout Christian life. He was a good citizen, an accommodating neighbor, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. A. Pfost, of Adrian.  A large crowd was present to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of the dead.  Burial was in the Gragg cemetery not far from the Long farm. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Howell, Eli C.
Eli C,  Howell died at his home in Harlem, Mo., Sunday, February 27, 1916, of progressive paralysis, age 59 years, 8 months and 13 days.
Mr. Howell was one of the early residents of Adrian, but left here about nineteen years ago for Barton county, Mo.  Mrs. Howell died fourteen years ago.  Five children survive him.
The body was brought to Adrian Monday and buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1916, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Rogers-Hill
Otto C. Rogers of Altona, and Miss Lena Hill, of Adrian, went to Harrisonville last Wednesday and were married.  The contracting parties are well and favorably known in this community and their many friends wish them continued happiness.  They will reside on the C. N. Teeter farm in Shawnee township. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1916, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage
 

Fansler, Sarah
Mrs. Samuel Fansler died t her home in this city Saturday morning, February 26, 1916; aged 61 years 8 months and 9 days.
Sarah Griffith was born in Jackson county, Missouri, June 17, 1854, and spent her entire life in the state of her nativity.  Forty two years ago she was united in marriage with John Anthony.  To this union two children were born, viz: John Anthony, of this city and Margaret, of Kansas City.  Her husband died thirty six years ago.  Seventeen years ago she was united in marriage with Sam Fansler, who survives her.
Mrs. Fansler had resided in Adrian for over thirty years and was an industrious woman, one who attended strictly to her own affairs.  About four weeks ago she fell on the ice and broke one of her hip bones; other complications set in and she died as above stated.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fansler were held from the home Sunday morning at 10  o‘clock conducted by Rev. J. W. Penn, pastor of the United Brethren church.  Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1916, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Ashbaugh, Elizabeth Ann
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Ashbaugh died at her home west  of Burdett, Monday morning, February 28, 1916; aged 71 years, 7 months and 2 days.
Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Joseph B. and Nancy Mudd, was born in Bullock county, Ken., July 26, 1844.  February 27, 1862 she married J. W. Ashbaugh, they moved to Missouri, February 2, 1872.  She is the mother of ten children, six sons and four daughters.  Three of the daughters are dead: Katie died in infancy in 1891; Mrs. Mary Josephine Chambers in 1900; Mrs. Anna B. Reid in 1912.  John, George, Luke, Thomas, Ben, Cleveland and Mrs. Nancy Seeley all live in Bates county except Thomas who lives in Kansas City.  Mrs. Ashbaugh and family had lived in Bates county forty four years.  The husband died January 21st last.  She was reared in the Catholic church.  She was a kind mother, a good neighbor and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ashbaugh were held from the Burdett church Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Holt, of Liberty, Mo.  The remains were laid to rest in the Burdett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 2, 1916, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Rexroad, Robert Smith
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Rexroad died at the home of the parents, this city, Monday, February 21st.  The little one was born Saturday evening February 19th.
The parents have the sincere sympathy of friends in the sorrow incident to the death of their only child. -- The Adrian Journal, February 24, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Rayborn, I. N.
Mr. I. N. Rayborn died at his home near Elkhart Monday evening, February 21, 1916, aged 85 years.
Mr. Rayborn was one of the early settlers of Elkhart township, and was intimately associated with the development of the county.  He was a good citizen and died respected by all who knew him.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, February 24, 1916, Page 1 column 3, Death

 Died at the home of his son Thomas near Lone Star school house Monday, Isaac N. Rabourn.  He was buried at Mt. Vernon Tuesday. Mr. Raybourn was among the early settlers on Nabs Creek, the father of four sons living, viz: Thomas, Joseph, John , Josephus, the last named lives in the state of Washington.  Of five daughters three are living, viz: Mrs. Keeton, mother of Walter Keeton, of Adrian, Mrs. John Page, west of Elkhart, and Mrs. Aaron Crumley.  Mr. Raybourn was eighty five years old. -- The Adrian Journal, February 24, 1916, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Packer, Mayme Dorothy
Nature at all times is veiled in mystery, but there are times when the veil seems entirely impenetrable to the finite mind.  Here it paints the rose with the acme of beauty or puts a glow in the young cheek and quickens young hearts with a firm and healthful pulsation.  Younder it causes the rose to wither and lose its fragrance, it blights young lives and transforms the beauty of youth into decay and death.  The why of this latter sad transformation we do not know, its mystery is beyond our conception.  All that can be done is to bow to the inevitable and look to the beyond for solace.  This mystery was emphasized in this community Friday morning when death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Packer and took away their beautiful daughter, Miss Mayme Dorothy, in the bloom of young womanhood.  A young lady lovable and loved, refined in manner and taste, with a heart that beat in sympathy with others. Always a modest, retiring young lady, one who commanded the respect of all who knew her.  Yet these admirable traits of womanhood could not stay the hand of death and she passed to the great beautiful beyond.  The blow, we know, is a heavy one to the parents, sisters and brothers, but there is another and better views f the picture.  The beautiful life here has been transformed into the glorious life over yonder.  The real girl is not dead, the body will decay, but the noble personality has been taken to the elysian fields, where new beauty will be added, a brighter luster given and everlasting vitality sustained.  This loss is to the living and its sting is bitter, but the lesson to be drawn is not found in the estimate of personal loss great as that is.  She lives with a broader vision, in a painless state of happiness.
Mayme Dorothy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Packer, was born in Passaic, Missouri, Oct. 15, 1897, and died in Adrian, February 18, 1916; aged 18 years 2 months and 3 days.  About seven years ago the family moved to Adrian.  Soon after they came here Mayme was converted and united with the M. E. Church in which faith she died.  She entered the Adrian school and advanced rapidly, graduating in the class of 1915.  The last few months of her school life were months of great suffering, but with unusual grit and a firm determination she continued her studies and in the most excruciating pain attended  the commencement exercises with her class.  She was loved by her teachers and classmates who were deeply touched by her suffering and admired her more because of her patient fortitude and persistent effort to finish the course of study.
School out the parents set themselves diligently to the task of restoring her fading strength.  Physicians were called to diagnose the case.  The patient was taken to Kansas City, where a blood test was made by an eminent specialist. They decided that an operation would be necessary to determine the real nature of the disease.  Accordingly on June 22nd the operation was performed and it was found that she was suffering from sarcoma, an incurable malady. She rallied from the effects of the operation and was brought home to await the final summons, which she did with great fortitude, considering her great suffering.  The parents, brothers and sisters were untiring in their efforts to discover some form of relief.  An uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Zimmer, came from Snyder, Oklahoma, and for ten weeks were untiring in their efforts to relieve her suffering.  But human effort is of little avail in such a time. The disease triumphed and the beautiful life went out her to bloom in a higher sphere of existence.
Funeral services fro Miss Mayme were held from the M. E. church Saturday morning at 11 o’clock conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. S. Courtney, assisted by Rev. W. S. Hood.  Rev. Courtney preached an excellent sermon.  The floral tributes were beautiful.  Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 24, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Death
 

Medlin, baby girl
L. Medlin and wife are the proud parents of a baby girl.  Mrs. Medlin and baby are reported to be doing nicely. -- The Adrian Journal, February 24, 1916, Page 5 column 5, Birth
 

Bell, Carolina Matilda
Carolina Matilda Bell known as Grandma Bell quietly passed away Monday morning about 9 o’clock at the age of 87 yeas, 1 month and 7 days.  Grandma Bell was a good Christian woman and has been an invalid for the past 17 years.  She would not take treatment from the Drs.  She often made the remark that she belonged to the Lord and that when he was ready for her she was ready to go. This is a beautiful thought and if we all could look at it like Grandma Bell did.  She was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery Tuesday afternoon. -- The Adrian Journal, March 16, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Death
 

Finley, Will
Will Finley, son of George and Ida Finley, was born in Pettis county, Mo., near Sedalia, February 21, 1892.
Came with his parents to Bates county at the age of four years and since that time had lived near Adrian and Altona until he departed this life near Adrian, March 4th, 1916, aged 24 years, 12 days.  He leaves father, mother, five brothers and one sister and other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. All that kind hands and loving hearts could do was done to relieve his sufferings, but the death angel came and claimed its own..
Funeral services were held at Mt. Olivet church, conducted by Rev. Courtney. -- The Adrian Journal, March 16, 1916, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hoover celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage Wednesday March 15, by having all their children with them at dinner, except Prof. Will Hoover.  Mr. and Mrs. Hoover were married in Indiana but came to Missouri soon after and located on a farm in the north part of this township, but later engaged in the mercantile business in Adrian.  Mr. Hoover retired from business several ears ago, having accumulated a comfortable fortune. -- The Adrian Journal, March 16, 1916, Page 4 column 4, Anniversary
 

Hart-Ganther
Mr. W. C. Hart, of Elkhart township, and Miss Lena Ganther, of East Boone township, were married at the home of the bride’s mother Tuesday evening, March 14, 1916, Rev. Wehemeister, of Virginia, performed the ceremony.
The groom was reared in Elkhart and is a worthy young farmer and school teacher. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Barbara Ganther, and is a beautiful young lady and is highly respected by all who know her.  The Ganther family stands high in the community.  The happy couple will make their home in Sheridan, Wyoming. -- The Adrian Journal, March 16, 1916, Page 4 column 2, Marriage
 

Gepford, baby boy
A 13 pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gepford last week.  Interested parties are all dong well except grandpa D. A. Gepford.  He was very nervous Friday but we hope he will recover his composure. -- The Adrian Journal, March  16, 1916, Page 8 Column 3, Birth
 

Lewis, James W.
James W. Lewis died at his home in this city Sunday morning, March 5, 1916; aged 76 years, 11 months and 15 days.
James W. Lewis was born in Decatur county, Indiana, March 20, 1839.  He moved with his parents to Minnesota in 1855, locating not far from Winoua.  That was when a frontier country and the settlers were called upon to endure all kinds of hardships and privations of pioneer life.  November 14, 1861 he was united in marriage with Miss Martha Jane Myers. To this union nine children were born, six of them preceded the father in death. The living children are Mrs. Mary Thompson, of Kansas City; William Lewis, of Adrian, and Charles Lewis, of council Bluff, Iowa.  Besides these he is survived by nine grand children one great grand child, and eight brothers and sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis moved from Minnesota to Missouri in 1866 locating near Freeman in Cass county, and came to Bates county in the spring of 1875, locating on the farm three miles northeast of Adrian, where they resided continuously for nearly forty one years. They moved to Adrian only a few months ago.  Mr. Lewis was converted and united with the Church of the Brethren in 1874 and had since that time been a consistent member of same.
The was a typical pioneer, generous and hospitable.  A good neighbor and kind friend.
Funeral services for Mr. Lewis were held from the Dunkard church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and were conducted by Elder Irvin Enos.  Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 9, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Brundige-Bardsley
We received a card a few days ago announcing the marriage of Daniel Lee Brundige and Miss Awler Bardsley at Salt Lake, City, Utah.
The groom was born and reared on a farm adjoining Adrian on the East was educated in the public schools and at the Missouri University where he graduated from the engineering department and accepted a position at Provo, Utah and is now located in Salt Lake City.  Lee is a worthy young gentleman and his many Adrian friends congratulate him on the occasion of his marriage. The bride is a stranger here but is said to be an excellent lady. -- The Adrian Journal, March 9, 1916, Page 1 Column 5, Marriage
 

VanHart, Alta
Mrs. George VanHart departed this life at her home in this city Sunday, March 5, 1916.
Alta Butler was born in Heart county, Kentucky, May 4, 1828, aged 87 years, 10 months and 1 day.  At the age of 10 years she moved with her parents to Adams county, Illinois where she grew to womanhood.  In February 1848 she was married to John Morgan, to this union one son was born, Joseph Morgan, now living in Bonner Springs, Kansas.  Mr. Morgan died in 1849.
In 1851 she was married to Thos. Stilwell, to this union 8 children were born, 2 sons and six daughters, three preceding her in death, they are left to mourn the death of a loving mother; I. T. Stilwell, Mrs. Amos Satterlee and Mrs. Ben Chitty, all of Adrian.  Mesdames Jane Shoemaker, Portland, Ore. and Virginia Morris, Anadarko, Okla.  Mr. Stilwell died forty two years ago.  After living a widow for 20 years she was married to Geo. L. VanHart who still survives her.
In early childhood Mrs. VanHart was converted and united with the Christian church, later her membership was transferred to the United Brethren church, in which faith she was an ardent Christian worker until old age called her from the more active work.
Funeral services for Mrs. VanHart were held from the Adrian United Brethren church, Tuesday morning, March 7th conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. W.  Penn.  Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 9, 1916, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Scott, Mrs. Ed
Mrs. Ed. Scott died at the Scott home, two miles northwest of Burdett, last Saturday; aged 74 years, 2 months and 4 days.  Mrs. Scott was born in Macoupin county, Illinois, Jan. 1, 1862.  Her mother died when she was a small child and her father went to the gold fields of California. She and a  sister were cared for by an aunt.  She was married to Edward Scott December 16, 1861.  To this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters.  Ben Scott and Mrs. Lula Ashbaugh live in  Bates county.  Mrs. Vora Carson, in Chicago, and Roy Scott, in Wyoming.  Funeral was held from the Burdett church Sunday afternoon. -- The Adrian Journal, March 9, 1916, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Crews, W. J.
W. J. Crews for many years a resident and prominent citizen of Mound township, died at his home in Butler last Friday after a brief illness.  Mr. Crews was the father of Mrs. J. E. Crowder, a prominent school teacher of this part of the county. -- The Adrian Journal, January 6, 1916, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Matthews, daughter
The small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Matthews, near Austin, died with diphtheria Sunday evening. The bereaved family have our deepest sympathy during this sad time. -- The Adrian Journal, January 6, 1916, Page 5 Column 4, Death
 

Wackerman-Dye
Mr. Wash Wackerman surprised his family and friends Wednesday when he arrived from Butler bringing with him a bride, who before her marriage, Miss Maude Dye, of Rockville.  They were married at Butler Wednesday morning, Judge Carl Henry officiating.  The newly weds drove to the groom’s home in Shawnee township followed by good wishes of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, January 6, 1916, Page 5 column 4, Marriage
 

Nixson-Castor
Married at the home of Rev. J. Lewis, of the United Brethren church, Topeka, Kansas, Dec. 16, 1915, Miss Grace Castor to Mr. Ira M. Nixson. -- The Adrian Journal, January 6, 1916, Page 5 column 5, Marriage
 

Reynolds, baby
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a baby to Mrs. Perry Reynolds Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, June 1, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Birth
 

Jackson, Ave
Ave Jackson was killed by lightening near Mt. Vernon Wednesday morning while plowing in his field.  He was married and leaves a wife and one child. -- The Adrian Journal, June 1, 1916, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Lankford, baby girl
A new daughter to Mr. and Mrs.  Johnny-Franklin bob-e-link Lankford last Friday morning so says Dr. S. L. Bates. Mamma and baby doing fine but daddy John is a sight. -- The Adrian Journal, June 1, 1916, Page 5 Column 3, Birth
 

Bishop, infant child
The infant child of Wm. Bishop of Main City died the 28th of measles. -- The Adrian Journal, June 1, 1916, Page 5 Column 5, Death
 

Westhoff, baby girl
Miss Edith Aliene Westhoff, a young lady weighing 8 ½ pounds arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Westhoff Monday morning, May 29th  She says she likes Mr. and Mrs. Westhoff fine and aims to make her home with them.  Mother and daughter doing fine. -- The Adrian Journal, June 1, 1916, Page 5 Column 5, Birth
 

Chamberlin, Grace
Rev. W. S. Courtney was called to Main City Tuesday to conduct a funeral service for Miss Grace Chamberlain, a talented young lady, who died Monday at her home near Main City. Burial was at Freeman. -- The Adrian Journal, June 8, 1916, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Steele, George
George W. Steele, an old resident of this county, died at the home of his son in Kansas City, Wednesday, May 31.  The funeral services were held in Kansas Friday morning, June 2.  The remains accompanied by his children, arrived in Adrian, Friday noon.  They were met by his old friends and neighbors and followed to their last resting place in the cemetery near the U. B. church in Shawnee township, near his old home.   He is survived by three sons and three daughters, viz: Jos. Steele, of Manford, Okla.; Dennis Steele, Sarah Cloud, Rhoda Vail, of Kansas City; Nannie Cain, Lake Benton, Minn.; and Edward Steele, of the state of Washington.  Mr. Steele was born in Dovenshire, England, July 19, 1836, and came with his parents to this country at the age of 10 years, settling in Cleveland, Ohio.  Her he grew to manhood, following the occupations of carpenter and farmer. The state of Illinois, with its fertile prairies and vast resources was at that time rapidly developing, presenting a magnetic attraction to the young man of industrious, energetic and ambitious habits. Being possessed of these qualifications to a marked degree, Mr. Steele became a resident of Hancock county, Ill.  Here he met and married Miss Mary Tull.  They with their family, removed to Bates county in 1876.  His wife preceded him in  death many years, dying in 1883.  Mr. Steele never remarried. We thought as we assisted in lowering his body beside that of this wife how perfect, pure and beautiful was  his love for the companion of his youth.
Mr. Steele lived to see this country develop from a boundless prairie sparsely settled with a house here and there scattered over its vast domain to as highly a productive a county, studded with beautiful homes, as can be found in the state.  George W. Steele, while not acquiring the wealth of some nor the fame of others, lived a model life, noted for his honesty, truthfulness and nobility of purpose.  Facing a problem which many fail to solve, that of rearing a family of children bereft of a mother’s care and love, he succeeded and lived to see his children develop and mature into hones, upright men and women. This achievement alone identifies him as a highly successful man.  No loftier tribute could be paid to any man, no higher proof be given of success that the facet that he had lived  an hones, upright, truthful life and had been doubly true and faithful to his children, whom, without a mother’s care, he successfully guided to honorable manhood and womanhood. These facts make the world better for his having lived.  History records no higher tribute, the chisel of the sculptor has carved no loftier sentiment in the epitaph of any man.  Of him it may truly be said.
He had so lived that when the summons came to join that innumerable caravan that moves to that mysterious realm, where each shall take his camber in the silent halls of death.
He went not like the quarry slave at night, scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust approached the grave.  Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams.
-- The Adrian Journal, June 8, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Death

 
Catron, baby girl
A girl baby was born to Mrs. H. E. Catron, of Altona, last Thursday night. -- The Adrian Journal, June 15, 1916, Page 1 column 2, Birth
 

Saum, Baby boy
A son now graces the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Saum.  He is a bright little fellow and all hope that he will grown to be a real comfort to his parents. -- The Adrian Journal, June 15, 1916, Page 4 Column 4, Birth
 

Riley-Cutshall
Mr. Jacob Riley, of East Boone township, and Mrs. Josephine Cutshall, of Merwin, were married several days ago, an event the Journal failed to get at the time.  Mr. Riley is a prosperous farmer and a good citizen.  We are not acquainted with the bride but she is said to be an excellent lady.  They will reside on the Riley farm near Burdett. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Ruffier-Simpson
Mr. James Rufffier, of Cherryvale, Kansas, and Miss Ethel Simpson of near Adrian, were married in Kansas City, Saturday afternoon, October 7, 1916.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ruffier who formerly resided near Altona, and was reared in that vicinity.  He is an industrious and thrifty young man. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. And Mrs. C. H. Simpson and was reared in this vicinity. They are worthy young people and The Journal unites with their friends in wishing them success in life.
They will reside in Cherryvale, Kansas. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Hooker-Rowland
Mr. Joseph W. Hooker and Miss Georgia Rowland, of this city, stole a march on their friends last Wednesday by going to Harrisonville where they were married.  On their return to Adrian they did not announce their marriage and intended to keep the matter a secret but it became known Friday.
He groom is a nephew of Mrs.  Lunn, with whom he had made his home for the past year and is an excellent young man. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  G.N. Rowland.
The groom left Saturday for Kankakee, Ill., where he has a position.  The bride will join him there in a few weeks. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1916, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Penley, Kennerley H.
Kennerley H. Penley died at his home in Grand River, township, Thursday, October 5, 1916, aged 67 years, 8 months and 15 days.
Mr. Penley was born at Bunker Hill, North Carolina, January 20, 1849, and moved with his parents to Johnson county, Mo., in 1854, he was united in marriage with Miss Angeline Coates November 1, 1870.  To this union three children were born, one girl died in infancy, a son and daughter grew to manhood and womanhood, but death claimed them and the parents were left childless.  Then they took a boy, Theo. Bamford, to love and cherish as their own. This young man lived with them as their son ad was with his foster father during his last illness and could not have rendered more loving and tender service had he been an own son.
Mr. Penley was a respected citizen and held in high esteem by all who knew him as a kind and obliging neighbor.  His neighbors proved their high regard for him by giving him the kindest care and attention during his illness.
The wife is left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and in her sorrow she had the deep sympathy of a wide circle of friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Penley were held from Friday afternoon and the body laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. Frank Bowman had charge of the burial. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1916, Page 1 Column 3, Death
 

Stevens, twin baby girls
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of twin girls to Mrs. Cleve Stevens Tuesday evening, October 10. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1916, Page 4 column 2, Birth
 

VanEaton-Ashbaugh
J. E. VanEaton and Miss Ona Ashbaugh, of East Boone township, went to Harrisonville Tuesday and were married. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1916, Page 4 Column 5, Marriage
 

Colvin, baby boy
Parish, baby boy
Fine baby boys arrived at the homes of Chas. Colvin and Arthur Parish since our last issue. -- The Adrian Journal, October 12, 1916, Page 5 column 1, Birth
 

Fortsch-Sullins
Mr. Chas. Fortsch and Miss Loretta Sullins, prominent young people of this community were married in Kansas City Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1, 1916.
The groom is an industrious young farmer of East Boon e township and is a worthy young gentleman. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sullins and was born and reared in this township.  The is a popular young lady.  The happy couple returned to Adrian Tuesday noon and were driven to the Sullins home. -- The Adrian Journal, October 5, 1916, Page 1 Column 2, Marriage
 

Gwin, baby girl
A. L. Gwin reports the birth of a daughter into his home two weeks ago. -- The Adrian Journal, October 19, 1916, Page 1 Column 6, Birth
 

Criswell-Koontz
A very pretty home wedding took place at the home of the bride’s parents on Friday, Oct. 13th at 2 o’clock p.m. when Miss Grace Koontz and Mr. Fred Criswell were united in marriage by Rev. Courtney, of the Adrian M. E. church.
Preceding the ceremony Miss Estella Talbott sang and as the last words were sung the bride and groom descended the stairs and were met by Rev. Courtney, who preceded them to the parlor, where the simple but impressive ceremony was said in the presence of the relatives and a few intimate friends of the family.
The bride was dressed in a lovely dress of silk marquisett with tunic and draped bodice of beaded chiffon and looked very lovely..  She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Koontz and is very popular among a large circle of friends.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Criswell of East Boone township, and is an enterprising young man who is liked by all who know him.  Their many friends united in wishing these worthy young people a happy and prosperous wedded life. -- The Adrian Journal, October 19, 1916, Page 1 Column 4, Marriage
 

Price, baby boy
A  boy baby was born to Mrs. Frank Price Monday morning. -- The Adrian Journal,, October 26, 1916, Page 1 column 1, Birth


Submitted by: Sandee Hubbard

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