Bates County News



 

The Adrian Journal
Adrian, Bates County, Missouri

Jan. 4, 1917 - Dec. 27, 1917

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Greenwood-Smith
Mr. E. E. Greenwood and Miss Ethel May Smith were married at Osceola, Iowa, Monday, January 1, 1917 and arrived in Adrian Tuesday to spend their honeymoon with the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Greenwood, in Grand River township.
The groom is well known here as an industrious and enterprising young man.  The bride is not known here but will receive a hearty welcome to this community. -- The Adrian Journal, January 4, 1917, Page 1 Column 3, Marriage
 

Mudd, baby girl
Dr. Laurence reports the birth of a baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Mudd, December 31, 1916. -- The Adrian Journal, January 4, 1917, Page 4 column 7, Birth
 

Bullock-McReynolds
Mr. George E. Bullock, of Independence, Mo., and Miss Elsie Nina McReynolds, of this city, were  married at the home of the bride’s father, Mr. B. H. McReynolds, Wednesday evening, January 3, 1917, Rev. Leslie Lucas of Lee’s Summit, officiating.  More than 100 guests were present. -- The Adrian Journal, January 4, 1917, Page 4 Column 4, Marriage
 

Claunch-Hull
A wedding than came as a surprise to many of their friends, although several knew of the near approach of the nuptials was performed by Rev. A. E. Henry, pastor of the First Methodist church at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Glaser, when Miss Dorothy A. Claunch and Mr. Leslie M. Hull were united in marriage.  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith and son, Harry, and Mr. and Mrs. George Glaser were the only witnesses.
Mr. and Mrs. Hull will be at home to their friends after the 15th of the present month, at the J. C. Blackstone home, 706 W third having purchased that property.  The bride has been an employee of the Pratt Telephone Exchange and has a wide circle of friends.  Mr. Hull is a rural mail carrier and has made good.  Mr. and Mrs. Hull have received numerous and generous congratulations and are young people who will make the most of success. Pratt Republican -- The Adrian Journal, January 4,1917, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
 

Stephens, baby boy
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stephens are the proud parents of a fine boy born Christmas night. -- The Adrian Journal, January 4, 1917, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Lyon, Audra Mattie
Mrs. Arthur E. Lyon died at he home, in this city, Monday evening, January 8 1917, at the age of 39 years and 14 days.
Audra Mattie DeWess, daughter of  William and Julia Hadley DeWess, was born in Morgan county, Ind. December 24 1877.  On September 25, 1901 she was united in marriage with Arthur E. Lyon.  Of this union two children were born, the eldest, a girl, died in infancy, and a son, John William, who, with the husband survives.  She is also survived by her father, Wm. DeWess, of Drexel, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. G. E. Cable and O. F. Stair, of Harrisonville.
About a year ago Mrs. Lyon became afflicted with a disease that baffled the skill of physicians and from that time until her death was a great sufferer.  In 1903 she united with the Baptist church with which she was affiliated until the past October, when she transferred her membership to the m. E. church, with her son John William.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lyon were held from the Adrian M. E. church Wednesday, January 10 at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. R. L. Wood, of Cainsville, Mo., and Rev.  W. S. Courtney, her pastor. Burial was in the Sharon cemetery near Drexel.
The husband and son has the sincere sympathy of their many friends in this their hour of sorrow.  Bowman had charge of the burial. -- The Adrian Journal, January 11, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Packer-Googe
Mr. Ray C. Packer, of Adrian, and Miss Hallie Googe, of Butler, were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Sunday evening, January 7, 1917, Rev.  R. M. Talbert, pastor of the Butler Christian church officiating. The wedding came as a surprise to the friends of the contracting parties.
The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Googe, of Butler.  She is a very charming young lady and is talented musician.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Packer of this city, and is an honest and industrious young man.  For nearly three years he was an employee of the  Journal office and we found him a trustworthy young man.  For several months past he has been associated with his brother, A. C. Packer in the clothing business.
The happy couple came to Adrian Monday morning and will make their home in this city where  they will be heartily received. -- The Adrian Journal, January 11, 1917, Page 1 column 6, Marriage
 

Haskins, Mrs. Ben
Mrs. Ben T. Haskins died at her home, three miles northwest of Adrian, Friday evening, January 5, 1917, after a lingering illness, aged 55 years, 9 months and 16 days.
Mrs. Haskins was born and reared in Indiana, but came with her husband to Missouri about thirty years ago and most of the time was spent in and near Adrian, where she was widely known as an excellent Christian lady, a loving wife and an accommodating friend and neighbor.  Her husband is left to morn the loss of a faithful companion.
Funeral services for Mrs. Haskins were held Sunday afternoon from the Adrian United Brethren church, conducted by Rev. J. W. Penn, of Nevada, and Rev.  C. W. Davies, pastor of the church. The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Mr. Haskins has the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, January 11, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Death

 Sarah Catherine Martin was born near Millersburg, Orange county, Ind., March 21, 1861, and married to Ben T. Haskins in her native state March 29, 1885.  In 1887 Mr. and Mrs. Haskins came to Bates county, Missouri and have resided her since with the exception of a brief period spent in south Mo.  Mrs. Haskins was converted in 1887 and united with the United Brethren church, of which she remained a faithful member until her death.  Mrs. Haskins was an excellent woman.  A kind and loving wife and an obliging neighbor.  Her life was lived quietly, yet from it emanated a gentle influence for good in the community. Those who knew her best esteemed her most.
Mrs. Haskins died January 5, 1917, at the age of 55 years, 9 months and 15 days.
The husband, who is left alone, has the sincere sympathy  of his friends in this affliction. The loss of a loving companion, is an incomparably great one and only those who have passed through the trying ordeal can know the heart pangs it brings. May he be able to look to the future for comfort. -- The Adrian Journal, January 18, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Musick, E. M.
Miss Lora Wright, who is attending school here, received word Tuesday morning that her grandfather, E. M. Musick, had died in Kansas city that morning.  Mr. Musick had been in feeble health for some time and went to Kansas city for treatment.
He formerly lived on a farm two miles west of Adrian, but left her about twenty years ago. -- The Adrian Journal, January 18, 1917, Page 1 column 5
 

Steele, Winfield Scott
Winfield Scott Steele, one of Butler’s oldest and best known citizens died at the home of his son, Herbert Steele, 216 South Mechanic street, Butler, on Monday morning, January 15, 1917, after a lingering illness if diseases incident to old age.
Winfield Scot Steel was born in Lee county, Iowa, March 4, 1841. He enlisted in the federal army at the very beginning of the war between the states and served to the last, being away from home nearly five years.  Through those years, although he was in the very heat of the conflict, he was never wounded, nor was he ever in the hospital.  He seems to be the last of the company in which he was enlisted.  All others have passed to the other side.
Soon after the close of the war Mr. Steele came to Bates county where he has made his home ever since.  In January 1870 he was married to Miss Martha Hill, of Bates county. To this union seven children were born, five sons and two daughters. The sons are: Herbert Steele, of Butler; William Steele, now a missionary in Portico Rico; John and Earl Steel, of Spokane, Wash., and Francis Steele, of Farmington, Illinois.  The daughters are: Mrs. Jessie Tenant, of Seattle, Washington, and Carrie, wife of Prof Y Chandler of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.  Bates County Democrat
-- The Adrian Journal, January 18, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

DeArmond, William Harvey
William Harvey DeArmond died at his home in this city, Thursday evening, January 18, 1917, at the age of 74 years 11 months and 7 days.
Mr. DeArmond was born in Polk county, Tenn., February 11, 1842, and came with his parents to Johnson county, Mo., in 1851 where he grew to manhood.  December 29, 1865 he was married to Miss Anna L. Dillard, at Warrensburg. To this union five children were born, two of them died in infancy, a son, Urless, died January 3, 1915.  Two children survive, viz: Dr. Amy E. Brown and Mrs. Ora Weill, both of Kansas City, Mo.  His wife, Anna L. DeArmond, died April 14, 1892.  He was united in marriage with Miss Jennie Bryant, May 6, 1896, she still survives him and gave him the most devoted attention during his declining years. Mr. DeArmond enlisted in the Federal army January 1, 1862, and served until March 14, 1865, he was a corporal in Co. A 7th regiment Mo. Cavalry.  He saw much active service and is said to have been an excellent soldier.
Mr. DeArmond came to Adrian in 1881 when the town was just started and at once became a prominent factor in the business and social circles of the city.  He was energetic, a tireless worker, and was considered one of the most generous hearted business men in the city.
No man enjoyed in such a large measure the confidence and esteem of the public in general.  His word was as good as a bank note where he was known.  His great fault, if fault it could be called, was extending credit where he had little or no hope of ever getting his pay. Some persons have taken advantage of his sympathy for the poor and taken up his goods with no thought of paying for them.
As a neighbor and friend, Mr. DeArmond had no superior. As a husband, a father, he was all that wife and children could wish, as a Christian gentleman no one stood higher.  He had since early manhood been a devout member of the Baptist church and his daily life was an exemplification of the Christian life.
Funeral services were held from the Adrian Baptist church, Sunday, January 21, conducted by Rev. J. A. Smith, of Dayton.  The remains were shipped to Kansas City Sunday, where they were buried in Mt. Washington cemetery.
Mr. DeArmond was a member of Crescent Hill Lodge, No. 368, A.F.& A.M.  It was his request that the masons have charge of his burial.  A large representation of the local lodge attended the funeral in a body and the Masons of Kansas city took charge of the remains on their arrival to the city.  Sam Walls went to Kansas City as an escort from this lodge.
In the death of this prominent pioneer citizen the Journal mourns the loss with his wide circle of friends and in extending sympathy to the love ones of the deceased.
Frank Bowman had charge of the funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, January 25, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Adkins-Christianson
Miss Anna Christianson, of this place, and Mr. Adkins, of Lee’s Summit, were married at Butler Tuesday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, January 25, 1917, Page 5 column 3, Marriage
 

Ragans, baby boy
Say have you heard? Will Ragans have a new boy? That is what Dr. Robinson reported Sunday eve.  Mother and son doing fine, but Daddy Bill-he’s terribly puffed up, and little sis Ragan, Oh My! -- The Adrian Journal,  February 1, 1917, Page 8 column 3, Birth
 

Daily, son
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Daily at Austin died of pneumonia Sunday evening.  Mr. and Mrs. Daily lived in Archie several months and have a number of friends in this place who were much grieved to hear of his sad death. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community -- The Adrian Journal, February 1, 1917, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Daly, Jesse James
Jesse James Daly, 17 years old, died at the home of his parents, in Austin, Sunday, January 28, 1917, of pneumonia. Funeral services were held Tuesday. Bowman was the undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, February 1, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Pope-Bates
Dr. Choral L. Pope, of Shelden Kansas, and Miss Doris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Bates, were married at the home of the bride in Grand River township, Wednesday evening, January 31, 1917, Rev. Elmer A.  Love, of  Liberty, pastor of the Altona Baptist church officiated.  Only the immediate relatives and a few intimate friends were present.  Promptly at 5 o’clock the bride and groom entered the parlor to the strains of “”Melody of Love” played by the bride’s sister, Mrs. O. M. Mouse, where the beautiful ceremony was said.  The parlor and dining rooms were beautifully decorated, the color scheme being pink and white. The bride wore a beautiful white satin duchess gown and carried a bouquet of bride’s roses.  The groom wore the conventional black.
The bride is a beautiful and accomplished young lady and is popular with all who know her. She has been a leader in the social circles of the community. The groom is a worthy young man and is a successful veterinary surgeon at Shelden, Kansas.
The happy couple will leave in a few days for their Kansas  home.
After the ceremony a bountiful dinner was served. -- The Adrian Journal, February 1, 1917, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
 

Adams, Malinda
Mrs. Malinda, wife of Judge Wilson Adams, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Saum, Sunday evening, January 28, 1917, aged 81 years and 6 days.
Malinda Cox was born in Crawford county, Ohio, January 22, 1836, when she was a girl her parents moved to Iowa, then a thinly settled territory, September 27, 1855, she was united in marriage with Wilson Adams at Richmond, Iowa. To this union five children were born, three of them preceded her to the better world. She leaves to mourn her a husband, two daughters, five grand children and three great grandchildren.  In early life Mrs. Adams was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church and lived a devout Christian life until death claimed her.  Mrs. Adams was also a member of the Rebekah and Eastern Star Lodges in which she was always active and energetic worker.
Judge and Mrs. Adams were pioneers in Iowa and after remaining there for many years they moved to Western Kansas  when that country was in the early stage of its development and remained there for twenty years or more.  Mrs. Adams was deeply imbued with the pioneer spirit, which is popular in any community. She, a big hearted woman, always hospitable and sympatric.  Age did not lesson her interest in her neighbors nor dim the kindly sentiments of her heart.  She was a remarkable woman in that she retained her active mental faculties until she was stricken with a fatal illness about six weeks ago.
Mrs. Adams was a devoted wife, a kind and loving mother and a neighbor who was ever ready and willing to respond to any need.  Such people are always admired in life and mourned in death.
The surviving members of the family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this great bereavement.
Funeral services for Mrs. Adams were held Wednesday afternoon from the Adrian Methodist church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. S. Courtney assisted by Rev. C. W. Davies, pastor of the U. B. church. The floral offering was most beautiful.  Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery.
The Adrian Rebekah Lodge gave the ritualistic ceremony at the grave.
Bowman was the undertaker. --  The Adrian Journal, February 1, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Rogers, Mrs. John
Mrs. John Rogers died at her home in Parker, Kansas, Sunday night after a long illness.  Mrs. Rogers was a sister to Fred Haas and a half sister of Henry and Ed. Hess and Mesdames Chris Schmidt and Joe Feraris.
She formerly owned and lived on the Winsatt farm near this city. Relatives here attended the funeral which was held Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, February 1, 1917, Page 1 column 7, Death
 

Shrout, Eliza B.
Mrs. James M. Shrout died at her home in this city Sunday morning about five o’clock while sitting in a chair.
Mrs. Shrout had gotten up about four o’clock and was seated in the chair by her husband who, after fixing the fire, lay down on a cot in the room.  Shortly after Mrs. Drake, who has been staying at the Shrout home, heard Mrs. Shrout call and thinking she wanted the fire fixed did so.  She then spoke to the old lady but receiving no response she became aware that death had claimed her.
For the past two years or more Mrs. Shrout has been very ill and her death was not unexpected at several times during the two years.  The night before her death, however, she said, she felt was well as usual and was in unusually high spirits.
The funeral was held at the Christian church, Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the services being conducted by the Rev. E. G. Merrill, her pastor.
The body was taken the next morning to Lee’s Summit, where it was laid to rest by the side of her two daughters who died some years ago.  Garden City Views -- The Adrian Journal, February 1, 1917, Page 1 column 7, Death
 

Halcomb, Phineas H.
Phineas H. Halcomb, the oldest member of the Bates County Bar, died at his home in Butler, Friday, January 26, 1917, at the age of 75 years and 7 months.
Mr. Halcomb was born in Ohio and located in Butler in 1868.  He was a good lawyer, a polished Christian gentleman and a citizen of the highest type.
Mr. Halcomb’s death came suddenly.  He was stricken with paralysis Friday morning and died at noon the same day.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Butler  Presbyterian church and the body buried in Oak Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 1, 1917, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Orthell, son
We are very sorry to report the death of the 10 months old son of Frank Orthell and wife, of Austin. The child was only sick a few hours. The young parents have many friends in and around Archie who sympathize with them in this hour of sorrow. -- The Adrian Journal, February 15, 1917, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Goodbar, Mrs. Newton
The funeral of Mrs. Newton Goodbar was conducted at the Christian church Saturday afternoon before a large crowd of neighbors and old time friends by Rev. Johnson.  The floral offering was a most beautiful one.  The body was laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery by Bowman, of Adrian.  The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community. -- The Adrian Journal, February 15, 1917, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Anderson, Robert
Mrs. Myrtle Anderson and mother, Mrs. James, of Chicago,  accompanied the body of Robert Anderson to this place for burial Saturday.  Mrs. Anderson wishes to thank the friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness shown her in this sad hour, also the church people for  the beautiful floral offerings. -- The Adrian Journal, February 15, 1917, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Mount, William
Word was received here this morning that Wm. Mount died in Kansas Wednesday night.  The body will be brought here Friday for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, February 15, 1917, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Shipp, Mrs. L. M.
Mrs. L. M. Shipp died at her home Tuesday from a stroke of paralysis, aged 55 years, 3 months and 13 days. -- The Adrian Journal, February 15, 1917, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Anderson, Robert H.
The subject of this sketch was born near Pleasanton Kansas, Aug. 5, 1869, passed away at his home in Chicago, Ill., Feb. 8, 1917, being at the time of his death 47 years, 6 months and 3 days of age.
He was married June 27, 1900, to Miss Myrtle Jane, of Archie, Mo.  Mr. and Mrs. Anderson moved to a farm near Pleasanton, Kansas, shortly after their marriage and a few years later removed to Chicago, where he resided at the time of his death. Besides his bereaved wife he leaves 2 sisters and 2 brothers, who with a host of friends who join in heartfelt sympathy in this hour of sorrow.
He was converted at the age of 18, and in 1909 united with the Archie Baptist church and at the time of his death was a member of the Lasalle Ave. Baptist church, Chicago, Ill.
Robert Anderson was a man of high Christian character and was loved and esteemed by all who knew him. And his going away will be a loss to all but eternal gain to him.  Let us so live that when the summons come to us we too, like our beloved brother, shall be ready to join Him in our heavenly home.
Funeral was conducted by Baptist church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Keele and the body laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, February 15,1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Orthell, John Cyrus
Death has seized another victim, heaven has gained another pure spirit.  John Cyrus, infant son of Frank and Pearl Orthell, of Austin, departed this life Feb. 10,1917, aged 1 year and 1 month.
This time when the silent messenger appeared in our midst it was a blow his blighting breath on one of our most fragile flowers, little John Cyrus, sand withered his existence, and that to before his tender lips could frame themselves to utter a syllable. But sorrowing ones left behind, weep not, rather be comforted to know that your little darling has gone to Him, who during his incarnation, taking a little child in his arms said “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such is the kingdom of heaven”.  It is hard, so hard to part with him, so playful, so innocent, so beautiful, but think of baby John Cyrus, now as a shining light in the firmament of heaven beaming o’er your pathway directing your footsteps thither.
Frank Bowman had charge of the funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, February 15, 1917, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Smith, Mr.
Mrs. Warren Ricketts received word Sunday evening that her father had died at his home in Garden City.
Mr. Smith was in the mercantile business in that city, having moved there some years ago from Dayton, where he had been engaged in business for many years.  He was widely known and highly esteemed by the public generally with whom he had done business for many years. -- The Adrian Journal, February 15, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Greer, Edna Marion
Mrs. Clarence Greer died at her home in Arizona last week and the body was brought her for burial in the Mt. Olivet cemetery, arriving Monday morning.
The Greer family formerly lived here but left last autumn to seek a home in Arizona.  Mrs. Greer died of hernia from which she had suffered for several years.
Edna Marion Hovey was born in New York, September 19, 1879, and died at her home in Arizona, February 6, 1917; aged 37 years, 4 months and 17 days.  She was converted and united with the M. E. church in the autumn of 1902.  She was united in marriage with T. C. Greer Jan. 3, 1906.  To this union four children were born, who with the husband survive to mourn their great loss.
Funeral services for Mrs. Greer were held Tuesday morning from the  Mt. Olivet Methodist church, conducted by the pastor of the Mt. Olivet church Rev. Hillard.
The husband, children and parents of deceased have the sympathy of many friends in this great bereavement.
Bowman had charge of the burial. -- The Adrian Journal, February 15, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Williams, baby boy
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a boy baby to Mrs. Neal Williams, of East Boone, Thursday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 1, 1917, Page 8 column 4, Birth
 

Moles, baby girl
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a girl baby to Mrs. J. L.  Moles, of Shawnee Friday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 1, 1917, Page 8 column 4, Birth
 

Cook, baby boy
A boy was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cook, near Ballard, Thursday, February 22, 1917. -- The Adrian Journal, March 1, 1917, Page 5 column 2, Birth
 

Wilson, Verla Fay
Wilson, baby
Verla Fay, wife of William Wilson, died at the family home, five miles southwest of Adrian, Friday, Feb. 23, 1917.   A baby was born to Mrs. Wilson Feb. 17, and died Feb. 20.
Verla Fay Hall was born Jan. 8, 1894, and was married to W. D. Wilson, of Butler August 1, 1914.
She was converted at the age of 15 years and united with the First Baptist church in Pittsburg, Kansas.  Brief funeral services for Mrs. Wilson were held at the home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Hillard, pastor of the Mt. Olivet church.  The body was then taken to Pittsburg, Kansas, for burial.  Funeral services there were held from the Baptist church, Rev. G. W. Trout officiating.
The husband and other relatives have the sympathy of their friends in this bereavement.
Bowman was undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 1, 1917, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

Evans, Grant
Grant Evans died this Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the home of George McCarthy, ¼ mile east of Passaic, of pneumonia fever. -- The Adrian Journal, March 1, 1917, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Briscoe-Fortsch
A marriage license has been issued to W. L. Briscoe, of Foster, and Miss Wilma? Fortsch, of Adrian.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Forsch. -- The Adrian Journal, March 1, 1917, Page 5 column 4, Marriage
 

McCoy-Wilson
Mr. Eugene McCoy, an Adrian boy, and Miss Delpha Wilson, of Eldorado Springs, were married in Worland, Wyoming, Thursday, Feb. 15.  The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McCoy and grew to manhood in this city.  For several years past he has been working at the electrical business and is now manager of the light plant in Worland.  The is a worthy young gentleman. The bride is not known here. -- The Adrian Journal, March 1, 1917, Page 1 column 6, Marriage
 

Harris-Ferguson
Mr. John R. Harris and Mrs. Elizabeth J. Ferguson were married at the home of Albert Harris in East Boone township Sunday, March 4, 1917, at 8 p.m., Rev. C. W. Davies, of Adrian, officiating.  The ceremony was performed in the presence of a number of relatives and friends of the contracting parties. The newly weds departed the early part of the week for Staffordsville, Kansas, where they will reside. -- The Adrian Journal, March 8, 1917, Page 1 column 7, Marriage
 

Fortsch-Briscoe
Mr. W. L. Briscoe of Foster, and Miss Wilma Fortsch, of East Boone township, drove to Adrian Saturday and were married .  Rev. Dr. W. S. Courtney, pastor of the Methodist church officiated.
The groom is a stranger here but the bride is well and favorably known, She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fortsch who live four miles west of Adrian.  They will reside in Foster. -- The Adrian Journal, March 8, 1917, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Timmons, Austin M.
Austin M. Timmons died at his home, four miles east of Adrian Friday, March 2, 1917, of pneumonia fever; aged 60 years, 7 months and 17 days.
Austin M, son of John and Mary Timmons was born in Madison county, Ohio, July 15, 1856.  He came with his parents to Bates county, Mo., in 1868 and located in Shawnee township, where he spent the remaining years  of his life.  He was united in marriage with Harriet E. Hudelson, Oct.18, 1881, to this union four children were born, three of whom are living, viz: Mrs. Ora Miller and Mrs. Peal Miller, of Adrian and Mrs. Ruby Gibson of Kansas.
Besides the wife and children he is survived by three sisters, one brother and five grandchildren.  Mr. Timmons united with the United Brethren church at the age of 21 years and for thirty none years had lived a consecrated Christian life.  He was an excellent citizen, quiet and unassuming, yet every ready to lend a helping had when it was needed.  His neighbors were his best friends and give the highest tribute to his memory.  Mr. Timmons received an injury some years ago which probably hastened his death.  He was caught between his wagon and one of  Moudy’s elevator building, crushing his chest.  For a time it was feared that he would recover from the injury, his health has never since been good.
Funeral services for Mr. Timmons were held Sunday afternoon from the Mt. Olivet  Methodist church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. C. W. Davies.
The family and other relatives have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this bereavement.
Bowman was the undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 8, 1917, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Hess, K. L.
Karl Leopold Hess died Wednesday, February 28, 1917, of pneumonia fever; aged 69 years, 3 months and 15 days.  Mr. Hess was born in Baden, Germany, Nov. 13, 1847, and came to the country in 1866, locating at Ottawa, Ill.  He was united in marriage with Maria Magdalena Gebhardt Oct. 8, 1871.  To this union thirteen children were born, two of whom are dead, eleven are living, viz: Wm. Hess of Prince Rupert, Canada, Mrs. Sophia Schoor, of Adrian, Emil Hess, of Nevada, Mo.,  Mrs. Louise  Hanks, of Kansas City, Mrs. Ana Young, Kansas City, Lena Hess, Kansas City, Mrs. Rose Peterson, and Bertha Hess, Ione, Washington, Arthur Hess, Metaline, Washington, and Charles Hess, of Dakota. The wife and mother died December 15, 1906.
Mr. Hess and family moved from Ottawa, Ill in 1883, to this country, locating on a farm two miles northwest of Adrian, Mo., where the children grew to manhood and womanhood.  About four years he bought property here and moved to this city.  After coming here he traded his farm for Kansas City property.  This trade he considered unfortunate and it preyed upon his mind until the end came.  Mr. Hess was an hones and industrious man and worked hard to accumulate a competency. His children are all first class citizens.  It can be said truthfully that Mr. and Mrs. Hess reared a fine family of children as any in this community. They are all grown and highly respected.  What better heritage could parents leave to the community, state or nation?  Mr. Hess also leaves a sister, Mrs. Brandiner, of Ottawa, Ill.  Funeral services for deceased were held Saturday afternoon from the Adrian Christian church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Wehruister, pastor of the German Lutheran church, of which Mr. Hess was a member.  Burial was made in the Crescent Hill cemetery.  The children have the sympathy of their friends. Carr undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 8, 1917, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Duke, Hazel
Hazel, the 8 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duke, died at the family home two miles west of Adrian, Tuesday morning, March 6, of pneumonia fever.
Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Crescent Hill cemetery Chapel, conducted by Rev. Oscar Wagner. 
H. C. Carr undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 8, 1917, Page 4 column 2, Death
 

Evans, Thadeus Grant
Thadeus Grant Evans was born near Nokomia, Ill., September 18, 1868, and died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George McCarthy, near Passaic, March 1, 1917, of a short illness of pneumonia, aged 48 years, 5 months and 13 days.
At the age of 14 years he came to Bates county and made his home with his sister, Mrs. James F. Gragg, his mother having died when he was two years old, his father some years later.  At the age of twenty he became a member of the Adrian Baptist church.
He is survived by four sisters and four brothers, namely; Mrs.  James F. Gragg, of Passaic; Mrs. Rebecca Chausse, and Wm. B. Evans, of Nokomis, Ill.; Mrs. Clara Johnston and Henry R. Evans, of Springfield, Ill.; Geo. T. Evans, of Kansas City, Kans.; Mrs. Harriet Hill, of Jordan, Montana, and Edwin Evans, of Will, Ill., and many friends to  mourn his death.  Though his suffering was great he bore it patiently and without a murmur and just before he died he said,  I am going to die but I am ready and willing to go.”
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Keele, Friday, March 2 from the Passaic church and burial in Oak Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 8, 1917, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Brown, Ellen
Mrs. Ellen Brown, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. T. Virden, ten miles northwest of Adrian, Mo., at 1:05 o’clock Monday morning, February 12, 1917; aged 79 years and 7 days.
She united with the M. E. church at the age of 16 years and lived a consecrated Christian until death.  She was united in marriage to Robert J. Brown April 28, 1863. To this union seven children, five of whom preceded her to the great beyond.  Two are left to mourn her loss, Mrs. M. L. Virden, of Adrian, and Joe G. Brown, of Larned, Kansas, and one stepson, Morris G. Brown, of Indianapolis, Ind., and 11 grandchildren, an aged sister, Mrs. Dorcas Street, of Brookstown, Ind.
At the age of 71 tears, after the death of her daughter, Mrs. Elda Maxwell; she undertook the responsibility of rearing the four motherless children.  But on account of failing health she had to  give up her task about six weeks ago, and come to live with her daughter, Mrs. M. L. Virden.
Short funeral services were held at the home at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon by Rev. Daniel Kazee.  The remains were shipped Tuesday to Turon, Kansas, where services were continued. Frank Bowman undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Hayes-Winegardner
Mr. Leonard Hays and Miss Eula Winegardner, prominent young people of the Ballard neighborhood, were married Wednesday, February 21, 1917, at the Presbyterian Manse in Butler. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 4 column 2, Marriage
 

Addleman-Oiler
Mr. J. B. Addleman of Mound township, and Miss Jessie Oiler, of this city drove to Butler Wednesday and were united in marriage by Rev. R. M. Talbert, pastor of the Christian church at Butler.
The young people are numbered among the best in this community and have the best wishes of a host of friends for continued happiness and success. They will reside on a farm in Mound township. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Marriage
 

Wilson, Mabel
Mabel, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson, died at the family home, 5 miles southeast of Adrian, Tuesday evening, February 20, aged 3 days.
Funeral services were held from the Mt. Olivet church  Wednesday conducted by Rev. Hilliard. Bowman was undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Mefford-Hawkins
Mr. Ben H. Mefford, of Bronson, Kans., and Miss Pearl Hawkins, of Grand River township, were married last Saturday. We have been unable to get the facts about the wedding. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Marriage
 

Shipp, Addie
Addie Davidson was born in Johnson county, Mo., Oct.30, 1861, and died at Amoret, Mo., Feb. 13, 1917; aged 55 years, 3 months and 13 days.  When she was a young woman her parents moved to Bates county, locating a few miles northwest of Adrian, where she resided until a few months ago when they moved to Amoret.  She was first married to J. W. Bailey, who died several years ago, about two years ago she was united in marriage to Mr. L. M. Shipp.  She is survived by two brothers and two sisters and her husband.  Mrs. Shipp became a member of the Crescent Hill United Brethren church about thirty years ago and lived an excellent Christian life.  She was a good woman and was respected by all who knew her.
Funeral services were held Feb. 14, conducted by her pastor Rev. C. W.  Davies, and the body buried in Crescent Hill cemetery.
The surviving husband and relatives have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Atkinson, T. J.
Walter Blount was called to Harrisonville Friday to attend the funeral  of his uncle, T. J. Atkinson, who died suddenly at the age of 83 years.  Mr. Atkinson was a brother of John M. Atkinson, who resided in Adrian for many years and who is now located at Watertown, Wisc. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 1 column 2, Death
 

Quinn, Luriline D.
Mrs. J. B. Quinn died at her home in this city Tuesday morning, Feb. 20, 1917,of acute appendicitis; aged 29 years, 11 months and 22 days.
Luriline D. Zion was born at Westline, Mo., Feb. 28, 1887.  When she was two years old her mother died, after which time she made her home with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Musicke, until her marriage. She was converted about twelve years ago and united with the Drexel Baptist church and lived a devout Christian life until death claimed her.  On December 12, 1906 she was united in marriage with J.B. Quinn.  To this union two sons were born, viz: Melvin 9 years old  and Myron, 7 years old.
Mrs. Quinn was a good woman always kind and agreeable to all she met, a loving wife and mother, and her sudden departure was a shock to the community.  She became ill Saturday and from the first her condition was extremely critical and did not yield to medical treatment.
Funeral services for Mrs. Quinn were held this Thursday morning from the Adrian Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. J. C. Monroe, of Harrisonville.  The body was taken to Freeman for burial.
The husband, sons and other relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in this bereavement. Carr was the undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Wright, Thomas
Thos., son of the late Rev. J. B. and Elizabeth Wright, died at his home near Hume, Thursday, Feb. 15, aged 54 years,9 months and 21 days.  Years ago his father was pastor of the Adrian Christian church and resided on a farm near this city.  He was an uncle of Mrs. Clyde Packer, of this city.  He leaves a family, four brothers and four sisters to mourn their loss.
Funeral services were held in the Hume Christian church Friday, conducted by Rev. H. A. Pfost, of this city.  Burial was made in the Mulberry cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Mount, Wm. B.
Wm. B. Mount died at his home in Kansas City, Feb. 15, 1917; aged 61 years, 5 months and 29 days.
Mr. Mount was born in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 16, 1855.  He was united in marriage with Miss Jennie F. Pearce at Altona, Mo., Jan. 11, 1875.  The family lived in Bates county until a few years ago when they moved to Kansas City.  He leaves a wife, two sons and four daughters to mourn  their loss.  They all reside in Kansas city.
The body was brought to Adrian Saturday for burial. Funeral services were held from the U. B. church, conducted by Rev. C. W. Davies. Burial was in Crescent Hill cemetery.
H. T. Carr was the undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Mercer, Harry
Harry Mercer died at the home of his parents in Kansas City Monday morning, Feb. 19, 1917, of a complication of diseases, aged 24 years.  He had been ill since last August.
Deceased was a nephew of Major and Mrs.  Sam Wall, of this city and had spent much time here and formed many pleasant acquaintances.
His funeral was conducted by the Masons Tuesday. -- The Adrian Journal, March 22, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Lacy, Harriett
Mrs. Perry M. Lacy died at the family home Friday  life until her demise.  She was united in marriage with Perry M. Lacy Dec. 20, 1866, in the town of her nativity.  To this union eleven children were born, six of whom survive with the husband and father to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother. The surviving children are Margaret E. Lacy, of Kansas City’ Frank D. Lacy, of Cherryvale, Kansas; Mrs. B. J. Burden, Chetopa, Kansas; Mrs. C.H. Hammond, Latour, Mo.; Mrs. S. L. Yancey, Harrisonville, Mo.; Mrs. W. E. Fisher, Kansas City, Mo. She is also survived by twenty grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lacy were held at Everett Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Monroe, of Harrisonville.  Burial was made in the Everett cemetery. Bowman was the undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 15, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Thomas, David
David S. Thomas was born in Mercer county, Missouri, February 2, 1851 and died at his home near Archie, Mo., March 10, 1917.
Mr. Thomas had been in very poor health for several years, having a severe case of heart trouble which finally took him away very suddenly Saturday evening about six o’clock.  He had been reading the most of the evening and had gone to the barn to do the evening chores when his daughter, Lydia, stepped out a few minutes, she saw her father lying in the barn door.  She rushed to his side but just to find that death had claimed him.
Mr. Thomas lived in Menard county, Ill., a number of years where he met Miss Sarah E. Carter, whom he married Sept. 5, 1877. To this union were born six children, who are all living and were present to attend the funeral.  They are Knowlton S. Thomas, of Blaine county, Okla.; Richard T., of Mason county, Ill.; William I., Albert L, Elida and Cecil, of Bates county.  Elida and Cecil at home with their mother.  Mr. Thomas leaves, besides the wife and six children to mourn his loss, 8 grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters and a host of neighbors and friends.  A brother, H. E. Thomas, of Henry county attended the funeral.  The others were unable to attend.
The funeral was conduced at Archie Baptist church by Rev. Geo. Monroe, of Harrisonville and the body laid to rest in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Frank Bowman undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 15, 1917, Page 1 column 7, Death
 

Newlon, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret E. Newlon died at the hoe of her son, Joseph, near Madison, Kansas, Sunday February 4, 1917 aged 71 years, 8 months and 8 days.
Margaret E. Kerr was born near Bellville, Ohio, May 26, 1845. She came to Missouri with her parents in 1866 and settled on a farm northeast of Altona, where she resided until Jan. 10, 1869 when she was united in marriage with Albert Newlon.  To this union five children were born, three of whom are living, viz: Mrs. Nanie Rexroad, of Spearville, Kans.; Mrs. Janie Oiler, of near Adrian, and Joseph Newlon, of near Madison, Kan.  Her husband died about eighteen years ago, since which time Mrs. Newlon had lived in and near Adrian.  Mrs. Newlon was a member of the Adrian United church, and lived a consistent Christian life.  She was an excellent lady, a devoted mother and a kind and obliging neighbor.
Funeral services were held from the Adrian U. B. church Wednesday morning, conducted by her pastor, Rev.  C. W. Davies, and the body taken to the Bethel cemetery for interment. Frank Bowman was the undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, February 8, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Mahan, Spencer
Spencer Mahan died at his home in Greencastle, Indiana. Thursday, February 1, aged 60 years and 6 days.
Mr. Mahan was an early settler in Bates county locating and improving the Inman farm just west of Adrian, later he was engaged in the grocery business for six years in Adrian.  He was a brother of Justice W. S. Mahan of Adrian.  W.  S. left for Indiana upon receiving the death notice to attend the funeral, which was Sunday.  He returned Tuesday night.  He has the sympathy of his many friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, February 8, 1917, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Goodbar, Sarah
Mrs. Sarah R., wife of Newton Goodbar, died at her home 2 miles west of Archie, this Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. aged 71 years.
The Goodbar family has lived on this farm thirty two years, and are highly respected people.  Mrs. Goodbar is survived by her husband and the following children: B. L. Goodbar, Pueblo, Colo.; Harvey Goodbar, Los Angeles, Calif.; W. E. and J. M. Archie, Mo.; Emma Goodbar, Gallatin, Mo.; Asa, J. W. , and Walter of Archie and Chas. L. of Pueblo. -- The Adrian Journal, February 8, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Robards, baby boy
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a fine baby boy to Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Robards, born Tuesday noon. Father and Mother doing well, but you ought to see Grandpa Robards. -- The Adrian Journal, March 29, 1917, Page 7 column 2, Birth
 

Ward, Cynthia
Mrs. Cynthia M. Ward, died at the home of A. M. Bosley Monday, March 26, 1917, of pneumonia fever, aged 77 years 9 months and 17 days.
Cynthia Young was born June 9, 1840, was married to Thomas G. Ward in Sept. 1864, in Ford county, Ill.  Of this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters, Spencer and Mary died in infancy, Clarence and Mrs. Ina Fuller are left to mourn the loss of a loving and devoted mother. She lived a consecrated Christian life.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ward were held from the Bosley home Wednesday morning and the body was taken by auto to Rich Hill,, where it was buried in the Robinson cemetery. Rev. Davies conducted the services at the home and at the grave. Bowman was the undertaker.
Mrs. Ward’s home was in Sprague, but she came here to visit the Bosley home at Crescent Hill some time ago and became ill. -- The Adrian Journal, March 29, 1917, Page 6 column 4, Death
 

Wolfe, Judge William F.
Judge William F. Wolfe died at his home in this city, Wednesday March 28, 1917; aged 72 years, 11 months and 23 days.
Judge Wolfe had been suffering for several weeks from abscesses in his ears and was unable to get out of his home.  Tuesday afternoon he was stricken with apoplexy and was unconscious until the end came at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Wm. F. Wolfe was born in Dark county, Ohio, April 5, 1844.  In 1866 he married Miss Belle Parker, who passed away several years ago. To this union three children were born, viz; Wm. F. Wolfe, Jr., of Creighton, Mo.; Mrs. May Quinby and C. E. Wolfe, of Adrian.  All were with their father when he passed away. In 18669, with his family, he settled on a homestead in Nebraska.  He served several terms as Police judge of the city of Friend, Nebraska, and was postmaster at that place during Cleveland’s first term as president.
In 1895 the family moved to the state of Louisiana, and in the spring of 1898 they moved on a farm near Adrian and have lived in this county.  Mr. Wolfe served two terms as a member of the County Court as Judge of the North district.  He was a pains taking officer, a good citizen, and an excellent neighbor.  His sudden demise will be regretted by a wide circle of friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Wolfe will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Adrian M. E. church, conducted by Rev. W. S. Courtney.  Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery. The Knights of Pythias burial service will be given at the grave.
Carr undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, March 29, 1917, Page 6 column 4, Death
 

Tuttle, baby boy
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tuttle have named the new son born to them Roy Henry. The youngster is dong nicely. -- The Adrian Journal, April 26, 1917, Page 1 column 2, Birth
 

Barnes, Luther B.
Luther B. Barnes died at the home of Mr. and Mrs.  A.  J. Walter Monday morning April 23, 1917, after an illness of several weeks of Brights disease; aged 60 years 7 months and 8 days.
Deceased was born in Saline county, Mo., Sept. 15, 1856. At the age of thirty years he united with the M. E. church south and remained a member until the end.  He resided in Saline county until he was forty five years of age, at which time he moved to Hume, Mo., where he lived for six years, from Hume he went to Idaho and resided there for four years, the remainder of his life he spent with his niece.  Mrs. A . J. Walter, where he was tenderly cared for.  Mr. Barnes was a gentleman of high ideals and rare refinement. He was never married.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the Walter home, conducted by Rev. Courtney, burial was in the Hume cemetery. Carr was the undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, April 26, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Winkle, Grandma
Grandma Winkle, an aged lady died at her home in Archie Wednesday morning, April 25, 1917, after a lingering illness.  Funeral services will be held today. Carr undertaker -- The Adrian Journal, April 26, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Cramer, James
James Cramer died at his home near Everett, Thursday, April 19, 1917.  He was a highly respected citizen of that vicinity.  Funeral and burial were at Everett Friday.  We do not have the facts for an obituary. Carr undertaker.  -- The Adrian Journal, April 26, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Wyatt, Herbert
E. H. Wyatt received a message Tuesday stating that Herbert Wyatt had died at Hoxie, Kansas, of measles and other complication’s.
Herbert was a son of the late A. T. Wyatt and a nephew of E. H. Wyatt and Mrs. Frank McCune and a cousin of Earl Haas and George Wyatt of Adrian.
Herbert was born on a farm in Elkhart township and came with his parents to Adrian when he was a small boy, the family left here about twenty years ago and located near Grainfield, Kan.  He was engaged in the banking business at Hoxie and was a very successful young business man.
Many friends here will regret to learn of his death. -- The Adrian Journal, April 26, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Lentz-Runner
Mr. Roscoe Lentz and Miss Helen Runner, of Leeton, were married in Kansas City Saturday, April 7, 1917. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lentz, and was born and reared in this community.  He is an excellent young man and his many friends here join in whishing him and his bride a happy wedded life.
Roscoe owns the light and ice plant at Leeton and is prospering. -- The Adrian Journal, April 19, 1917, Page 1 column 6, Marriage
 

Berry, Armilda
Armilda Oldham Stewart was born in Madison county, Kentucky, January 18, 1834. Died April 11, 1917. Age 83 years 2 months and 23 days.  Her parents moving from Kentucky to Jackson county, Missouri, when she was three months old.  She was united in marriage to Franklin R. Berry on December, 1, 1852.  Two years after her marriage they moved to Bates co. on Mormon fork, near Burdett, and were among the first settlers of that neighborhood.  To them eight children were born.  There they reared them to manhood and womanhood.  They saw their children united in marriage except three, which preceded her in death.  After the death of her husband the home place was sold and the remaining years of her life were spent in Merwin, Mo.
Mrs. Berry was converted and united with the Christian church in 1869, and lived a faithful devoted Christian till death. The last twenty years of her life she spent as an invalid, which she bore patiently.  Besides her five children, Miss Erma Berry, Jerome Berry, Mrs. M. W. Berry, of Burlingane, Kansas, W. C. Berry of Butler, Mo., and Mrs. Berry of Oarbet, Oregon, she leaves 22 grandchildren 14 great grandchildren and a host of friends to morn the loss.
Funeral services were held from the Sharon church, conducted by Elder E. J. Wright and laid her to rest in Sharon cemetery, to await the call of her father, who she has served so long.  Mrs. Berry was the last of the settlers of Mormon fork, the last few days of her life were spent in the home of her son W. C. Berry.  The loving hands did all they could to make her happy in the last few days of her life. -- The Adrian Journal, April 19, 1917, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Hunt, Mrs.
Mrs. Hunt a highly respected old lady living in the east part of town died Sun. at 4 o’clock, the remains was taken to Kearney, Mo., and laid to rest by the side of her husband.  Mrs. Hunt was a sister to Mrs. Clarke who died just one week ago. The two old ladies had made their homes together for a number of years. -- The Adrian Journal, April 19, 1917, Page 5 column 7, Death
 

Tipton, John
John Tipton, aged 53 years, died at his home northwest of Burdett Wednesday night. Funeral and burial will be at Freeman Friday. Carr undertaker -- The Adrian Journal, April 19, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Swartz, William F.
William F. Swartz died near Baxter, Iowa, Thursday, April 12, 1917:age 15 years and 7 months.
William, son of Albert Swartz, of this city, was born on  a farm in East Boone township, September 12, 1902. His mother passed to the beyond when he was a small child, later the family moved to Adrian, where William resided until less than a year ago when he went to Iowa, there three of his sisters and brother John are located.  He became ill but three days before is death, his illness was thought at first to be blood poisoning in his arm, but later the physicians decided that it was rheumatism, which went to his heart.
The body was brought to Adrian for burial, his sisters, Kate and Mary, and brother John, accompanied the remains.  The arrived Friday at 12:20 p.m.  Another sister Anna, came from Humbold, Nebraska, to attend the funeral, which was held from the Dunkard church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Elder George Lentz, of Rich Hill.  Burial was in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Besides the sisters named above he is survived by his father, step mother and three sisters, Mrs. Richard Pulliam, of Greenland, Colo., Mrs. Geo. Taylor and Maud Swartz of Baxter, Iowa.  They have the sympathy of friends in this sad bereavement. Carr was undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, April 19, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Swarthout, Maggie
The people of Adrian were shocked last Sunday night when it was announced that Mrs. Maggie Swarthout had died suddenly as she was entering the Baptist church for the evening worship.  Without a struggle she sank to the floor and expired in a few seconds, death was due to heart failure.
Maggie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John U. Dunham, was born in Moniteau county, Mo., Jan. 24, 1859, and died April 15, 1917; aged 58 years, 2 months and 21 days. She was married to Daniel B. Mason Jan. 4, 1817, in the  county of her nativity.  To this union four children were born, two died in infancy, a daughter Pearl, died at the age of 14 years a son, Arthur Orville Moore, of Rich Hill, survives.  She was later married to Frank Foster, after his death she married Dr. S. R. Swarthout.
In 1873 she was converted and united with the Friendship Baptist church in Moniteau county, later she moved her membership to the Rich Hill Baptist church, where she was a member at the time of her death. She was a devout Christian lady, conscientious in her convictions and consistent in her daily life, a true friend and a good neighbor.
Mrs. Swarthout leaves to mourn her death as husband, son, Arthur, two sisters, Mrs. Satterwhite of Nevada, Mo., Mrs. O. T. Timmins, Hoxie, Kan., one brother, W. R. Dunham, Topeka, Kansas, three grand children, Orville, Charles and Irene Moore.
Funeral services for Mrs. Swarthout were held from the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. V. H. Coffman, who preached an excellent sermon from Isa. 65-18, subject; The New Jerusalem.  Burial in the Crescent Hill cemetery. Carr was undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, April 19, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Whitney-Herrell
Paul Whitney of Kansas City, and Miss Eva, daughter of Mrs. J. L. Herrell, were married at the bride’s home in Butler Sunday, April 15.  The bride is well known in Adrian and is a popular young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, April 19, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Marriage
 

Clark, Grandma
Grandma Clark, who had been quite sick for sometime, died at her home in the East part of Archie Sunday morning. The funeral was held in Austin Monday morning and the remains laid to rest in the Austin cemetery.  A grandson, Willie Clark, has been quite sick with double pneumonia in the same home. -- The Adrian Journal, April 12, 1917, Page 5 column 5, Death
 

Owen, John Edwin
John Edwin Owen died at his home in Altona, Mo., Saturday, April 7, 1917, of a lingering illness of paralysis; aged 57 years, 6 months and 23 days.
Mr. Owen was born in Grand River township, Bates county, Mo., September 15, 1859 and spent his entire life in that vicinity.  He was united in marriage with Mystie Yancey, of Altona, August 13, 1887, to this happy union one child was born, Ina C., his wife preceded him in death about six years ago.  Mr.  Owen confessed faith in Christ and became a member of the Christian church about 25 years ago. He is survived by his mother; daughter, one sister and a grandchild.
Mr. Owen was an excellent citizen in every sense of the term and a high minded Christian gentleman.  In the community where he spent his entire life he was held in the highest esteem.  Honored and respected as a citizen and gentleman.  He was deeply devoted to his family and bestowed his affections and means liberally for the health and comfort of his wife and child.  Edwin Owen will be sadly missed in the community, but his gentle influence for good will live as a testimony to his worth as an upright man.
Funeral services for Mr. Owen were held from the Altona Christian church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Leslie Lucas, his pastor.  A large congregation of mourning friends assembled to pay a tribute of respect to the one they had learned to love by years of close association.  The body was interred in the Altona cemetery.
The mother and daughter have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this bereavement. Carr was the undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, April 12, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Ringle-Hammontree
We just learned that Miss Nannie Hammontree, of near Austin, and John Ringle, were married in Salina, Kansas, March 20th.  The groom being a resident of that city.
The bride was born and reared near Austin and taught school for several years, one year in Adrian, she graduated from the High School of this city. -- The Adrian Journal, April 12, 1917, Page 1 column 6, Marriage
 

Hayes, John C.
John C. Hayes, ex circuit clerk of Bates county, died at his home in Kansas City, last Friday evening. Culver’s auto hearse passed through Adrian Friday night enroute to Kansas city after the body. The came back through Adrian Saturday morning with the body.
Funeral services for Mr. Hayes were held from the home of J. R. Jenkins, in Butler, Sunday afternoon.  Mr. Hayes was 60 years and a pioneer settler in Bates county. -- The Adrian Journal, April 5, 1917, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Grooms, Hannah Elizabeth
Hanna Elizabeth McCorkle was born in Platte Co., Mo., near Redgley, Nov. 1, 1856; aged 61 years 8 months and 24 days.  She was married to Richard Grooms at Gower, Mo., December 24, 1874.  To this union were born two daughters, Maggie, the younger, departed this life June 24, 1898. She leaves to mourn her last a husband an done daughter now the wife of J. I. Newton, Madison, Kan.; three grand children and one foster son, J. R.  McCorkle, of Adrian, Mo., one brother, J. A. McCorkle, one sister, Mrs. Mollie Warren, of Harrisonville, Mo.; thirteen nephews and nine nieces. She was converted and united with the Christian church at Naples Ave. Clinton, Mo., thirty two years ago. She lived a Christian all these years and died in the faith of her Savior. She will be missed by all her friends and neighbors.  She was always loved by all who met her, and she was a loving wife and mother and her body was laid to rest at Crescent Hill, Bates county. -- The Adrian Journal, August 2, 1917, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Gibson, Aubry Owen
Died in Kansas city July 26, 1917, Aubry Owen Gibson, infant son of Bert and Anna Gibson, aged two months and 9 days.
Little Aubry had always been a very delicate child and with sickness hold of him he was not able to bear the strain.  Loving parents and friends done all they could but when death comes we have to submit to a higher power.
His body was brought to Adrian and taken to the home of his grandparents were funeral services were held by Bro. Irvin Enos, and he was taken to Crescent Hill for burial. We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness in our deep sorrow, also for their floral offerings. -- The Adrian Journal, August 2,1917, Page 5 column 2, Death
 

McCoy, Martha Jane
Martha Jane McCoy was born near Murrayville, Morgan Co., Illinois, August 21, 1849, and came to Missouri with her parents, Thomas and Malinda Cook, in February 1868.  She was married to George D. McCoy November 2, 1873, to this union six children were born five of whom are living. They are William, Maggie (who died Nov. 22, 1877), Mrs. C. W. Pitcher, (Anna), Kate, Mayme and James. She leaves six brothers and one sister to mourn their loss, they are W. W. Cook, of Kansas City; J. A. Cook, of Jacksonville, Ill.; J. N. Cook, of Bowie, Texas; Mrs.  Betty Hobbs, Kansas City; E. F.  Cook, of East Lynn; H. G. Cook, Omaha, Neb.; Capt. L. H. Cook, Chickamauga Park, Ga., also four grandchildren, viz: Marian, George, Carl and Ruth Pitcher.  She was converted in her early girlhood and joined the M. E. church of which she was a member at the time of her death.
The funeral services were held from the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. Daniel B. Kazee.  Burial was made in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, August 2, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Gebhardt, George
George Gebhardt died at his home, five miles northeast of Adrian, Tuesday, July 31, 1917, after a brief illness of lung trouble; aged 64 years, 8 months and 7 days.
Mr. Gebhardt was born in Baden, German, November 24, 1852, and converted into the Lutheran church at the age of fourteen years, remaining a faithful member of same until his death.  He came to American in 1881, locating in Illinois, here he married Miss Elizabeth Metzger April 23, 1882.  To this union five children were born, one died in infancy, four are living, viz: Mrs. Wm. Rexroad, Edward Herman and Mrs. Robt. Stephenson, all of whom reside near Adrian.
In 1883 Mr. Gebhardt came to Bates county and located on a farm near where he died.  In 1889 he bought what is known as the Gebhardt farm, where the remaining years of his life were spent.
For thirty four years Mr. Gebhardt resided in this Deer Creek township, his labor was expended here, his children grew to useful manhood and womanhood in this community and as an honorable, upright neighbor and citizen he was not found wanting.  He prospered financially and enjoyed the comforts of life in his declining years.
The community mourns his death.
He is survived by his wife, four children, eight grandchildren, two brothers and one sister, three brothers having proceeded him in death.
Funeral services for Mr. Gebhardt will be held this Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the home.  Burial will be made in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, August 2, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Teeter, Mary
Mrs. George D. Teeter died at her home in Apache, Okla.,  Monday, July 16, 1917, aged 47 years and 23 days.
Mary, daughter of Wm. J. and Martha Crown, was born in Johnson county, Mo., June 23, 1870, and moved with her parents to Bates county in 1879, locating near Ballard, where she grew to womanhood.  In girlhood she was converted and joined the  Baptist church, remaining a faithful member until death.
Dec. 6, 1893, she was united in marriage with George D Teeter, the immediately moved to Okla., where they have since resided.
To this union three daughters were born all of whom with the husband survive.
The remains  of Mrs. Teeter were brought to Adrian Wednesday and taken to the home of her mother in this city, where brief funeral services were held this Thursday morning and the remains laid to rest in the Cloud cemetery. Rev. J. A. Smith, of Dayton, a former pastor of deceased conducted the services.
The relatives have the sincere sympathy of friends in this great bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, July 19, 1917, Page 5 column  5, Death
 

Bricker, Nancy Elizabeth
Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Bricker died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ostermeyer, in Calhoun, Mo., July 20, 1917, aged 69 years, 8 months and 7 days.
Nancy Elizabeth Whitley was born in Linn county, Mo., November 13, 1847.  She was united in marriage with John N. Bricker, September 26, 1869.  To this union one child, a daughter, was born, she died in 1874. The husband died June 30, 1912.  In girlhood she was converted and united with the Methodist church, but later transferred her membership to the Crescent Hill United Brethren church, of which organization she was a member at the time of her death.  She was also a member of the Crescent Hill Chapter No. 127 Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Bricker was a good woman, held in high esteem by all who knew her.  There was always that kindly smile and sweet spirit manifested in her daily walk.  Her friends were numbered by her acquaintances.
Mr. and Mrs. Bricker came to Deer Creek township in the early seventies, for several years they lived in Crescent Hill and came to Adrian with the birth of the town.  About two years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never recovered.  She had improved in some degree and the last ?Sunday preceding her death she attended four church services.
Her last days were spent with Mrs. Ostermeyer who gave her tender attention and loving care.
The body was brought to Adrian, Saturday night and taken to the Audes’ home.  Funeral services were held from the Adrian Methodist church Sunday morning, conducted by the Rev. W. S. Courtney, the Eastern Star Chapter gave a beautiful burial ceremony of the order at the Crescent Hill cemetery where burial was made. -- The Adrian Journal, July 26, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Grooms, Mrs. Dick
Mrs. Dick Grooms died at her home in Dayton Wednesday July 25, aged 60 years, 8 months and 28 days.
She had resided in Bates and Cass counties for more than twenty five years.  Jas. McCorkle departed Wednesday for Dayton to attend Mrs. Groom’s funeral.  She was his foster mother. -- The Adrian Journal, July 26, 1917, Page 5 column 2, Death
 

Samuels-Peterson
Mr. P. Arnold Peterson and Miss Sadie Samuels of Parkville were united in marriage at Leavenworth, Thursday, June 28th by Rev. A. B. Miller of the Presbyterian church.
The romance was begun in school days at   Park College of which institution Mr. Peterson is a junior and his bride an honor graduate.
The bride is a young lady of charming personality, and is exceptionally talented. She will be remembered by Fairview people as one of the company of students from Park college who so delightfully entertained with a concert at Fairview last fall.
Mr. Peterson, who is summer was assistant Chaplin, at Lansing penitentiary, was during this summer, vacation last summer, pastor of the Fairview church.
He is a man of unusual ability and power and in his ministry among the Fairview people, his sincerity and sympathetic interest made him respected and loved by Fairview, and surrounding community as well.
This is an  ideal union and two such strong characters dedicated to the work of the Master cannot fail to exert influence and power. -- The Adrian Journal, July 12, 1917, Page 1 column 7, Marriage
 

Owen, infant
A babe was born to Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Owen of Grand River township last Thursday night.  The little one died. The young parents have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal,, July 12, 1917, Page 8 column 3, Death
 

Robinson, Schuyler
Schuyler Robinson, of Charlotte township was killed by lightning last Saturday afternoon.  He was 45 years old and leaves a wife and four children. -- The Adrian Journal, July 12, 1917, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Moles, baby girl
A girl to Mrs. Ernest Moles July 4th. -- The Adrian Journal, July 12, 1917, Page 5 column 5, Birth
 

Craves baby girl
A girl to Mrs. Chas. Craves, July 16th. -- The Adrian Journal, July 12, 1917, Page 5 column 5, Birth
 

Smith, baby girl
A girl to Mrs. Chas. L. Smith, July 11th. -- The  Adrian Journal, July 12, 1917, Page 5 column 5, Birth
 

Lord, Clell
Clell Lord, 12 year old son of Mr. Lord an Archie merchant, died in a Kansas City hospital this morning, following from the effects of an operation for the removal of adenoids. --  The Adrian Journal, July 12, 1917, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Lacock-Gragg
Mr. Carl  Lacock of Kansas City, and Miss Eva B., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Gragg, were married at the home of the bride’s parents, in Mound township Sunday, July 1, 1917, at 5:30 p.m., Rev. L. W. Keele, of Butler, officiating.
The contracting parties are well and favorably known here. The groom holds a good position with the Armour Packing Co., of Kansas City. The bride was born and reared in Mound township, was educated in the public schools and the Adrian High School.  She taught school the past year.  They will reside in Kansas City. -- The Adrian Journal, July 5, 1917, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Campbell, baby boy
A boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Campbell Thursday June 28.  Mother and babe doing fine. -- The Adrian Journal, July 5, 1917, Page 5 column 4, Birth
 

Hackler-Jones
Marvin Hackler, a former Adrian boy. Was married in Nebraska, June 18, 1917 to Miss Fern Jones. -- The Adrian Journal, July 5, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Marriage
 

Williams-Lowe
Loren Williams, of Adrian, and Miss Ruby Lowe, of Kansas City, were married in the last named city, Monday ,June 4. They will reside on a farm near this city. -- The Adrian Journal, June 14, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Tuttle, baby girl
Dr. Tuttle reports the birth of a girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Tuttle, in Butler last Thursday. -- The Adrian Journal, June 14, 1917, Page 8 column 5, Birth
 

Peeler, Cameron C.
Cameron C. Peeler died at his home in Hudson township on Monday, June 4, 1917.  Mr. Peeler was a native of North Carolina, where he was born in 1853.  He had  been a resident of Bates county for many years, and was an industrious and influential citizen.  He leaves a widow and four sons and one daughter.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and burial was in Round Prairie Baptist cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 14, 1917, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Randel, baby boy
Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Randel report a fine 7 ½ pound boy born June 8th.  Mother and baby are doing nicely. -- The Adrian Journal, June 14, 1917, Page 5 column 1, Birth
 

Ellis, Ben
Ben Ellis and Teddy Reece, two Rich Hill boys, aged about 13 years, “bummed” their way to Butler Sunday morning on a Mo. Pacific freight train, and after spending the day here tried to return home on the evening passenger train. The train men saw them was they climbed on the platform of the blind baggage car and made them alight.
They then came back up town and waited for one of the night freight trains.  About midnight the south bound “Red Ball” train arrived here and they boarded it.  When the train reached Rich Hill it did not stop and the boys made preparations to jump. The Reece boy having more experience than his companion, landed safely, except for a few slight bruises received while rolling on the ground.
Just at the tank south of the Rich Hill depot the Ellis boy made a leap, but was thrown under the train and frightfully mangles. Both his legs were cut and broken, his skull was fractured and he received many cuts and bruises.  He was picked up and hastily taken to the Delmeter hospital, where it was found necessary to amputate the left leg just above the knee.  The boy never recovered from the shock and died at 10:30 Monday morning.
Young Ellis was the son of T. W. Ellis, engineer at the Heckmore mine, a few miles from Rich Hill.
The Missouri Pacific trainmen have recently been having much trouble with small boys and young men who persist in Hopping trains in violation of the law and rules of the railroad company. The death of young Ellis should be a warning to others to stop this dangerous practice. -- The Adrian Journal, June 14, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Death
 

Drysdale, Cora
Miss Cora Drysdale, formerly of this city died in Wesley Hospital in Kansas City, Friday, June 1, following an operation for appendicitis.
Miss Drysdale was born near Mt. Carmel in this county, June 14, 1878, and was here reared to young womanhood.  She graduated from the butler High School in 1898.  Four years ago she removed to Kansas where she has since resided.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rudolph Jackson.
The remains were brought to this city Sunday in the Culver motor hearse. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon by Dr. G. P. Beatty, pastor of the Westport Presbyterian church in Kansas City.-The Butler Weekly Times -- The Adrian Journal, June 21, 1917, Page 1 column 1, Death
 

Goodfellow-Sigler
Mr. Joseph Goodfellow, of Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Ruby Sigler, formerly of this city, were married at 8 o’clock Sunday evening at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. J. D. Wirt.
The bride is well and favorably known in this city where she has lived most of her life.  For several months she has been employed at the Western Union Telegraph co.  The groom owns and had charge of a garage on Westport, Ave., Kansas City.
The bride and groom will in a short time begin housekeeping in Kansas City. -- The Adrian Journal, June 21, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Williams, baby girl
A little daughter was born Sunday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams. -- The Adrian Journal, June 21 1917, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Nelson, Taylor
Taylor Nelson, a pioneer of Bates county, died at his home in Burdett, Tuesday, June 19, 1917.  Funeral services were held at Burdett Wednesday and the burial was at Everett cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, June 21, 1917, Page 5 column 7, Death
 

Oates-Hart
The marriage of Miss Emma Hart to Courtney W. Oates took place Thursday evening, June 14, 1917 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hart, of Elkhart township. The Rev. W. S. Courtney, pastor of the Adrian Methodist church and for years an intimate friends of the Oates family performed the ceremony.  About 35 guests were present to witness the ceremony. Following the ceremony, a wedding supper was served.
At eight o’clock, the guests having assembled, little Alice West and Ida Oates sang, “Do You Love Me?” after which the bride and groom marched to the altar to the stains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, played by the groom’s sister, Gladys, and took their place under the bell.  The room had been tastefully decorated for the occasion. The ceremony was impressive, the ring service being used.
The bride, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hart, is well and favorably known in this community, having been a resident of Elkhart township for a number of years. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S . Oates, of East Boone township.  He is a graduate form the Adrian High School and for a number of years has been teaching school in this county.
An infare dinner was held at the Oates home Friday and the bride and groom left Saturday morning for Kansas City where Mr. Oates is at present employed. -- The Adrian Journal, June 21, 1917, Page 4 column 3, Marriage
 

Dillon, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Dillon died at the family home, five miles southeast of Adrian, Sunday, June 24, 1917, aged 78 years 10 months and 13 days.
Margaret Burns was born in Clearfield county, Penn., August 11, 1838.  At the age of seventeen years her parents moved to Warren county, Ill., where she was united in marriage with Capt. M. L. Dillon July 24, 1865.  To this union one son, W. G. Dillon, was born.  The son survives, the husband preceded the wife in death several years ago. The Dillon family came to Bates county in 1868 and located on the farm in Mound township where Mrs. Dillon died.
Mrs. Dillon was converted in early life and united with the Methodist Episcopal church and was a member of that organization at the time of her death.  She was an excellent lady.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dillon were held from the Mt. Olivet Methodist church Monday morning at 11 o’clock, conducted by Prof. Herman O. Maxey, of Butler, an the remains laid to rest beside those of her husband in that place.
-- The Adrian Journal, June 28, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Nelson, Taylor
Taylor Nelson died at his home in Burdett Tuesday, June 19, 1917, aged 70 years 6 months and 9 days.
Mr. Nelson was born in Nelson county, Ky., Dec. 10, 1846.  His parents moved to Canton, Mo., when he was four years old.  He came to Bates county in 1870 and spent the remainder of his life in and near Burdett. He was united unmarried with Miss Eveline Charity Wilcox, of Everett, Mo., Sept. 16, 1875, to this union three children were born, viz: Chas. P. and R. E. who survive and a daughter, Marie Ellen, who died at the age of eight years.  Charity Ellen Nelson died May 9, 1884.  Mr. Nelson was again married in February 1886 to Mrs. Nancy Harris.  To this union five children were born viz: W. D. Nelson, A. T. Nelson an M. M.  Nelson, who survive, two died in infancy.
Mr. Nelson was converted at the age of fifteen years and lived a consistent Christian life until his death.  A wife and five children survive to mourn their loss.
Funeral services for Mr. Nelson were held from the Burdett church at 1 o’clock p.m. June 24 conducted by Rev. W. S. Hood of Adrian. Burial was in the Everett cemetery. Carr had charge of the burial. -- The Adrian Journal, June 28, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Horton-Satterlee
Mr. Roy Satterlee, a young railroad man, who runs out of Ft. Scott, and Miss Pearl Horton of this city, were married at 8:00 o’clock Monday evening, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Horton.
It was a quiet wedding and only the immediate members of the family were present. The wedding was performed by Rev.  W. K. Chatten.
Miss Pearl Horton graduated from the Lamar High School in the class of 1913.  She is a  handsome girl, intelligent and pleasing. She has been in the Bell telephone office the past few months.  She is known by all of the town people, admired and liked. They join in wishing her well.
Mr. Satterlee comes from one of the good families at Adrian.  He is a young railroad man, of about 23, running on one of the roads out of Ft. Scott. The young people propose to remain for two or three days at Lamar, after which they will go to Fort Scott, where they will make their future home.-The Lamar Exchange -- The Adrian Journal, June 28, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Simpson, Mae
Mrs. Walter Arrick received a letter the first of the week announcing the death of her niece, Mae Simpson, the 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Simpson at the  home of her parents near Monument, Kansas, June 17th
The Simpson family formerly resided near Coleville where Mr. Simpson was born. Adrian friends join in the expression of sympathy for the bereft family. -- The Adrian Journal, June 28, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Wright, Douglas
Douglas Wright died at his home in Joplin Sunday, June 24, 1917, aged 57 years.
Mr. Wright was born in Ill. And came to Mo., with his parents in 1866.  He resided in Adrian a number of years.  His wife and eight children survive. Funeral services were held Monday.
His brother Jack Wright and sisters, Mrs. Nevitt and Mrs. Jas. Hayes, of Adrian attended the funeral. -- The Adrian Journal, June 28, 1917, Page 1 column 6, Death
 

Jennings, Mr.
Mrs. Murrel was called to the bedside of her brother in law Mr. Jennings at East Lynn, who has been confined to his bed for over a year. Mr. Jennings died Wednesday evening June 20.  The body was brought to Harrisonville for burial Friday. -- The Adrian Journal, June 28, 1917, Page 5 column 5, Death
 

Harper, May Elizabeth
Mrs. May E. Harper died in Los Angeles, Calif., Friday night June 22, 1917, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis, aged 36 years, 9 months and 29 days.
May Elizabeth McDaniel was born in Summit township Bates county, Mo., August 23,1880, when she was a small child her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. McDaniel, moved to a farm in Deer Creek township, five miles northeast of Adrian, here she grew to womanhood and married Mr. Richard P. Harper, October 17, 1900. 
They took up their residence on their farm, 2 ½ miles southwest of Adrian, where they continued to reside until the autumn of 1910, when they moved to Colorado Springs, col., for the benefit of Mrs. Harper’s health. The resided in that city until April 1915 when Mr. Harper died.  Since that time Mrs. Harper had traveled much in hop of regaining her health.  For a time she resided in Texas but for a year or more she had lived in the city where she died.  Her sister, Miss Lennie McDaniel, was with her in California and gave her tender attention until the end came.
Mrs. Harper was converted in childhood and untied with the U. B. church and remained a member of that organization until her death.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodges of this city.
The body was brought by her sister to this city for burial, arriving Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held from the Adrian Methodist church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. S. Courtney.  Burial was made in Kansas City Wednesday.
She is survived by her father one sister and two brothers.  They have  the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, June 28, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Mills, John
John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Mills, of Adrian, met with a tragic death in Kansas City Monday, June 25th.
Mr. Mills was delivering ice to one of the large buildings and while putting the ice on an elevator it started unexpectedly and he was caught and dragged in the elevator for three stories, his body was badly mangled. Death was instantaneous.  Little is known about how the accident happened.
Monday evening, Emmet Mills,  a brother, of Kansas City, and Mrs. John Hook, a sister and Mr. Hook, of Pleasant Hill, came to Adrian to inform the aged parents of the tragedy.  The parents returned with them to Kansas city Tuesday morning.
John Mills was born in Kansas and when a mere babe his parents moved to Adrian where he grew to manhood.  Eighteen years ago he went to Kansas city where he had since resided, at the time of his death he was employed by the People’s Ice company.  He had accumulated considerable property in the city.
“Shine” as he was called here, was a big hearted, good natured fellow, loved by all who knew him.  He was thirty eight years old and is survived by his wife, parents, two brothers and two sisters. Burial was in Kansas City Wednesday.
The relatives have the sympathy of Adrian friends in this sudden bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, June 28, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Death


Blaine-Stephens
Mr. Chas. Blaine, of Mound township, and Miss Elida Stephens, of this city, were married at 6 o’clock Sunday evening, June 3, at the home of the bride’s father, the Rev. Wm. S. Courtney, pastor of the Adrian Methodist church.
The contracting parties are well and favorably known in the community.  The groom owns a good farm in Mound township, and is an excellent citizen. The bride has resided in Adrian most of her life and is an excellent lady.  She was for several years saleslady in Warnken’s store and was popular with the trade. For several months past she has been employed in the Adrian Journal office, where she proved a valuable assistant, and the whole office force extends hearty congratulations to the newly weds.
The bride and groom began at once to keep house on the groom’s farm, three miles southwest of Adrian and they start out on their married life with the best wishes of a host of friends. -- The Adrian Journal, June 7, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Cumming, Capt. T. R.
Capt. T.R. Cumming, one of our most highly respected citizens, departed this life at his home in Hume, May 26, 1917, at the advanced age of 76 years 3 months and 23 days.  The funeral was conducted from the M. E. church Monday afternoon by the pastor, Rev. C.H. Ocheltree assisted by Rev. Roy Johnson, pastor of the Baptist church and burial was made in the Hume cemetery.
Thomas Robinson Cumming was born Feb. 3, 1841, in Washington county, Pennsylvania.  He was of Scotch and English parentage, his father being reared in Edinburg, Scotland, and his mother in Liverpool. After their marriage they came to the United States where the subject of this sketch was born.
At  the age of 21 he enlisted in Co.  H. 53, Ohio, Vol., serving three years, receiving an honorable discharge on account of illness.  He was with Sherman in his famous march from Atlanta to the sea.  He was twice married, one daughter, now Mrs. Ina Caswell, of Kansas City, was born to this union.  He was married a second time on Aug. 18, 18170, to Martha A. Morgan, of Letart, W. Va.  To this union seven children were born, two dying in infancy, five grew to womanhood, Mrs. N. J. Day, of Butler, Mrs. H.  E. Ware, now deceased, Mrs. Tom Green, of Passaic, Mrs. Zoe Bishop, of the home address, and Mrs. W. J. Church, of Joplin.  He is survived by his wife, four daughters and eight grandchildren, John, Frank, Ruth, Myrtle and Roy Caswell, Morgan Ware, Tom and Martha Day, and one brother, John Cumming, of Sedalia.
In 1897 Capt. Cumming had a wonderful conversion and soon after united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Rosedale. Afterwards he moved to the M. E. church at Altona and on coming to Hume he became a member of the M. E. church, and continued steadfastly in its fellowship until he was not, for God called him.  His father was an exceptionally educated man. While never following the ministry as a profession, he gave much time to the work of a local Methodist preacher, an office held in high honor in earlier days.  His son was a man of fine intellect and had a wonderful memory while he retained thru his failing years. His early life was devoted to educational work.  In his life among us he was quite an unassuming citizen, whom perhaps we did not appreciate his real worth. And now that he is gone from us, when shall miss him and can only say, …….., till we meet again. -- The Adrian Journal, June 7, 1917, Page 8 column 5, Death
 

Carey, Samuel
Samuel W. Carey was born in Easton, Penn., November 10, 1828; died May 25, 1917, at the home of his daughter near Altona, Mo., aged 88 years. 6 months, and 15 days.  Mr. Carey was united in marriage with Lucy O. Jenks, in DeKalb county Illinois,, Sept. 2, 1859, to this union five children were born, three of which are living. The are, Mrs. O. C. Cook, of Altona, at whose home he died, F. S. Carrey, of Ottawa, Kans., and C.  W. Carey, of Beadle, Kansas.  His wife died in Kansas City in 1901.
The deceased was one of the early pioneers of the western country.  In 1849 he made the trip by water from the east to Goldfield, Calif.  He located in Kansas in 18870 where he lived until 1900 at which time he came to this state.  When a young man he united with the Lutheran church and remained a member until the time of his death.
Funeral services were held at the home Sunday, May 27, conducted by the Rev. Brame, of the Fairview Baptist church, and the burial was in the Altona cemetery. Carr was the undertake in charge. -- The Adrian Journal, May 31, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Apt, Mr.
Mr. Apt a highly respected citizen of Archie and community died Saturday evening May 26.  The remains was laid to rest in the Austin cemetery Monday morning May 28. -- The Adrian Journal, May 31, 1917, Page 9 column 5, Death
 

Conover, John
John Conover, aged about 83 years, died at his home in this city Tuesday morning at 5 o’clock after a lingering illness of several months of paralysis and kidney trouble.
He laves a wife and two sons, John, of Erie, Kansas and Carl of Western Kansas.
The funeral will be held this Thursday afternoon at the home in this city and the services will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Gatlin. Burial will be made in the Dayton cemetery.-Garden City Views. -- The Adrian Journal, May 31, 1917, Page 12 column 3, Death
 

Haggard, Mrs. Walter
Mrs. Walter haggard died in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday May 19, 1917. The cause of her death was cancer of the stomach, from which she had been suffering for several months.
Mrs. Haggard was about 58 years old at the time of her death.  She is survived by a husband and several grown children. The deceased was a niece of Jeff McCombs, of this city.
The body was shipped to Adrian Tuesday noon and taken to Altona where funeral services were held from the Altona Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Geo. Haggard.  Burial in Altona cemetery. H. T. Carr was the undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, May 24, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Leach, Alex
Alexander B. Leach died at the home of his parents, seven miles southwest of Adrian, Sunday, May 20, 1917; the cause of his death was tuberculosis.  At the time of his death he was 32 years old.  He is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
After a short funeral service which was held Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. W . A. Smith, of Lee’s Summit, the body was brought to Adrian and shipped to Sidney, Ia., his former home for burial.  The remains were accompanied by his father and mother. Carr was the undertaker. -- The Adrian Journal, May 24, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Rexroad, baby boy
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a boy baby to Mrs.. W. D. Rexroad last week. -- The Adrian Journal, May 24, 1917, Page 4 column 3, Birth
 

Cline, baby boy
Dr. Robinson reports the birth of a boy baby to Mrs. Amy Cline last week. -- The Adrian Journal, May 24 1917, Page 4 column 2, Birth
 

Earhart, D. O.
D. O. Earhart died at his home 8 miles West of Adrian on Tuesday, May 15, 1917, after a long siege of suffering from cancer of the throat, age 57  years, 8 months and 15 days.
Mr. Earhart was born near Altona, August 1, 1859 and spent most of his life in this community until grown.  He then moved to Clinton, Mo., where he was united in marriage to Miss Osie Annie Stephens.  To this union two daughters were born, Edith Pearl and Stella Ruth.  Theses with their mother survive to mourn the loss of a faithful husband and a loving father.  He also leaves two brothers, A. P. Earhart, of Carrols, Wash., and J. S. Earhart, of Sedalia, who was with him at his death, and a sister, Mrs. L.  O. Goddard, of Moreland, Kansas.
He bore his suffering for 40 days and died trusting in the Lord and a happier home in heaven.  Loved ones what a blessed thought that you may meet him in the heavenly home.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Rev. Coffman.  Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 24, 1917, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Conard-Everett
Miss Maggie B. Conard and Robert L. Everett of Butler, Route 4, were united in marriage Sunday, May 5, 1917, at the home of Rev. Louis Keele, by Rev. Keele. The young couple left immediately after the ceremony for Adrian to visit relatives. They will  make their home on a farm five miles northwest of Butler, which has been rented by the groom.  The Butler Daily Democrat -- The Adrian Journal, May 10, 1917, Page 8 column 3, Marriage
 

Worth, Walter
The death of Walter Worth occurred Monday evening, at three thirty o’clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Miranda Baker at Adrian, Mo., at the age of 66 years, 2 months, and 21 days.
Mr. Worth was married at the age of 33 years to Miss Katie Martin. To this union three children were born, Elmer, Ethel and Irena.  Elmer and Ethel resides at Una, Ariz., and Irena at Marshall, Illinois.  Mr. Worth is also survived by four sisters, Arilda Patterson of Danville, Ind., Annie Patterson of Fairmount, Ind., and Alice Epstein of Marion, Ind., and Mrs. Miranda Baker of Adrian, Mo.
Funeral services were conducted at the home of his sister Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. C. W. Davies, pastor of the Adrian United Brethren church. Burial at Crescent Hill cemetery. Bowman had charge of the undertaking services. -- The Adrian Journal, Mary 10, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Berry, John Jay
Word was received here yesterday of the death of J. Jay Berry, at his home near Archie, Missouri.
The deceased was about 74 years old and has been a resident of Bates and Cass counties since the Civil war.  In his earlier life Mr. Berry was one of the prominent educators of this section, and was a man of high education.  For a number of years he has practiced law at Archie.
Mr. Berry saw service in the Civil war and was a member of the Masonic fraternity.
Funeral services were held in Archie yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. A. Smith, of Dayton, and the remains were buried in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, May 17, 1917, Page 4 column 3, Death
 

Pulliam, Sue
Sue Hamilton Mathis was born in Mingo township, Bates county, Mo., December 23, 1879; died May 12, 1917 at 4:50 a.m., at her home in Adrian, Mo., aged 37 years, 3 months and 19 days.
She was married to George R. Pulliam December 25, 1905, at Adrian. To this union were born two children, George Cornelius and Josephine.
She had been ill with goiter for some months and that with heart trouble caused her death.  Mrs. Pulliam united with the Adrian Baptist church in 1899 and remained a faithful, consistent member of the same until her death.
She is survived by her husband, two children, Neal, aged 8 and Josephine, aged 6, her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. John Mathis; one sister, Mrs. Josephine DeJarnett, and many relatives.
Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the residence, conducted by Rev. W. S. Weir, of Warsaw, her former pastor, assisted by Rev. V. H. Coffman, present pastor.  Music by quartette and solo by Mrs. V. H. Coffman.
Mrs. Pulliam was loved by all for her many noble traits of character. Chaste and pure in word and deed. She was a true, faithful wife, a devoted, loving mother, a tender obedient daughter, a gentle affectionate sister, a staunch and loyal friends, kindly affection to all, industrious and consecrated to her Savior, serving Him in sickness as well as in health. Her sun has gone down while yet is was day, but yet the setting of that sun still sheds its radiance back to light the path of loved ones to heaven. The many floral offerings but  feebly express the love they bore her whom they had loved so well and lost awhile. -- The Adrian Journal, May 17, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Johnston, baby girl
Douty, baby girl
LaFrance, baby boy
The stork started a busy week in Adrian Monday when a girl baby was left at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Johnston. Tuesday night the visit was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.  E. Douty, where a 7 ½ lb. girl was born. And this Thursday morning Chas. LaFrance reports the arrival of a nine pound boy at their home. -- The Adrian Journal, May 17, 1917, Page 4 column 3, Birth
 

Clapp, Rev. Joseph
Rev. Joseph Clapp died at his home, five miles west of Passaic, Saturday, August 4, 1917, aged 75 years.
Mr. Clapp was born in Moultrie county, Ill., and came to Missouri about twenty five years ago, locating near Appleton City, about fifteen years ago he bought the farm where he died of Chas. Lee.  For years he had been a minister in the Primitive Baptist church.
Funeral services were held from the home Sunday morning and the body taken to Appleton City for burial. -- The Adrian Journal, August 9, 1917,  Page 1 column 7, Death
 

Bates, Floyd Smith
Floyd Smith Bates, son of Dr. S. L. and Effie M. Bates, was born in Adrian, Mo., August 19, 1887, and spent his entire life in the city of his nativity.  He attended the public schools here and graduated from the High School in the class of 1905, after attending the state university one year he entered the University Medical College in Kansas City graduating from same in 1910. Soon after his graduation he engaged in the practice of his profession with his father in this city and continued in active practice until June 19th, when he entered the medical department of the government service as First Lieutenant and was stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, where he met his tragic death.
Dr. Bates enjoyed a good practice form the time he entered upon his professional career and was successful and popular with his patients.  He gave the closest attention to those whom he treated, going any hour of the day or night to aid in relieving suffering.
In 1910 Dr.  Bates was united in marriage with Miss Celestine Westlake. To this union three children were born,  viz: Helen, Mary June, and James Westlake, these with the widow survive.
Dr. Bates was a member of Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 A.F. & A.M.; Adrian Lodge No. 13, I.O.O.F., Adrian Lodge No. 394 Knights of Pythias.  He was also a member of the Royal Arch Chapter in Colo. Springs.  He was also a member of the Adrian Board of Education.
Besides his immediate family he is survived by his parents, two brothers, Dr. Carl V. Bates, of Ridgeway, Colo., Dr. G. B. Bates, of Appleton City, and two sisters, Miss Wilma Bates, of Kansas City and Miss Gertrude Bates at home.
Dr. G. C. Bates and Sam Walls departed Tuesday morning for Ft. Riley to bring the body here for burial.  The hour for the funeral will not be set until his wife, who is in Colorado, can be heard from.  The Masons will have charge of the service. -- The Adrian Journal, August 9, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Tout-Johnson
Otto Tout and Miss Beulah Johnson, both of Archie, Mo., stole a march on their parents and friends Saturday evening July 28, 1917, by driving to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Tuttle in Adrian, Mo., and were united in marriage by the Rev.  W. S. Courtney, a resident Methodist minister.
The young couple came home, each going to their respective homes Sunday afternoon.  Otto came courting as usual, and Monday evening attended the Chautauqua at Butler, but Tuesday evening the tale was told and congratulations were in order.
The groom is the only child of Dr. and Mrs. B. B. Tout, was born and raised in Archie, and is a young man of exemplary habits.  The bride is the second daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. D. C. Johnson. She is a young woman of grace and beauty, and has made many friends during the period of the family’s short residence in Archie. The Cass County Democrat -- The Adrian Journal, August 9, 1917, Page 1 column 6, Marriage
 

Swain, Alfred
Alfred Swain was born in Ohio Dec. 5, 1827.  He departed this life Aug. 4, 1917 in Archie, Mo.  He was married to Miss Sophia Littlepage Sept. 30, 1852.  To this union seven children were born two of which survive, Mrs. A. S. Thomas, of Mt. Steading, Ohio, and George Swain, of Archie.
Mr. Swain came to Missouri in an early day when Kansas City was known as West Port Landing.  He resided in Kansas City until Sept. 1912 when he came to Archie with his son, George and family and has since resided here.
He enlisted in Co. A. 12th Kansas Infantry and served through the Civil war.
He was sole surviving charter member of Temple Lodge No. 299 A.F. & A.M. of Kansas City, Mo., and was made a life member of this Lodge Jan. 20, 1911. -- The Adrian Journal, August 9, 1917, Page 5 column 5, Death
 

Walker-Mills
C. L. Walker of Kansas City, and Miss Lucile Mills of Adrian, were married in Kansas City Saturday August 4th.  They will reside in Independence, Mo.
The bride is one of Adrian’s best young women and the Journal joins her friends in best wishes for her continued happiness. -- The Adrian Journal, August 9, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

Haas, Lillie
Mrs. Fred Haas died in a Kansas City hospital Thursday, August 9th, following an operation for appendicitis; aged 46 years, 3 months, and 12 days.
Lillie Belle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Brown of this city, was born in Cameron, Mo.,
April 27, 1871, when she was a small child her parents moved to Bates county, where she spent most of the remaining years of her life. At the age of 17 years she was united in marriage with Mr. Fred Haas.  To this union two sons were born, viz: Arvy,, aged 26 years, and Leverne, aged 16 years.
The Haas family resided on a farm near Adrian until last winter, when they moved to Kansas City. They were good neighbors and were held in high esteem by all who knew them.  Mrs. Haas had been in good health until about two weeks before she died, when she became afflicted with appendicitis.  Two days before her death she was taken to the hospital for a surgical operation. She lived only thirty six hours after the operation was performed.
The body was brought to Adrian Saturday and funeral services were held from the Methodist church Sunday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. W. S. Courtney.  A large audience was present to pay their respects to the memory of the departed one. Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery.
The husband, children and parents have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement.
They desire to express their thanks to the neighbors and friends for the many  kindnesses shown them. -- The Adrian Journal, August 16, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Schuyler, daughter
The little one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schuyler was buried in the Walnut cemetery at 10 o’clock last Saturday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, August 16, 1917, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Beaty, Robert
Mr. Robert Beaty of Kansas City, was also buried at the Walnut cemetery at 11 o’clock Saturday. -- The Adrian Journal, August 16, 1917, Page 5 column 4, Death
 

Reynolds, baby
Hazel Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.  A. Reynolds, died at the family home, this city, August 16, 1917, after a lingering illness of malassimilation; aged 1 year 2 months and 13 days
The parents departed with the body for Belle Plain, Kansas, where interment was made. Funeral services were held from the home of C. M. Hartfield in Belle Plain, conducted by Rev. A. E. Ayess, pastor of the M. E. church.
The parents have the sympathy of their friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, August 23, 1917, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Bulger-Satterlee
At 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, August 15th, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Bulger was the scene of a very quiet wedding, when their daughter, Minnie Pearl, was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Satterlee of Adrian, Mo.
The bride is too well known by all to need much comment, having lived near and in White where she attended and graduated from our city school.
The groom is a splendid young man quite well known in White and vicinity.  He is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree.  Mr. Satterlee specialized in Education and holds a Life Diploma granted by the State of Missouri.
Rev. F. J. Hoffman of the Methodist church officiated using the pretty ring ceremony.
Immediately after the ceremony a bountiful breakfast was served.
Mr. and Ms. Satterlee departed on the  south bound train for Adrian, Missouri, where they will visit for a couple of weeks with the groom’s parents.
The happy couple will make their home in Mankato, Minn., where Mr. Satterlee has accepted a position as instructor in history and civics in the High School.
A host of friends wish the young couple a happy and prosperous voyage on life’s sea.-White Leader. -- The Adrian Journal, August 23, 1917, Page 4 column 6, Marriage
 

Hurt-Stephens
Otis Hurt and Miss Jessie Stephens were united in marriage Saturday in Spruce. The many friends wish them a long and happy married life. -- The Adrian Journal,, August 30, 1917, Page 8 column 4, Marriage
 

Caldwell, infant
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Caldwell of Mound township, died last Wednesday and was buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery Thursday. -- The Adrian Journal, August 30, 1917, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

McRoberts, Susan Martha
After an illness lasting less than 4 days, Mrs. Susie M. McRoberts passed away Saturday morning about 8 o’clock at her home in the Crescent Hill neighborhood. The tenderest care by loving hands could not detain her, for the Master had said, “Thy abundance of good works have come up as a memorial before me, it is enough, enter thou into the joy of they Lord.”
In her departure the community has lost a grand, noble and good woman.  She was always ready day or night to help in need or sickness, no time was it too hot or too cold for her to go to help those in need.
She was united with the Baptist church at the age of 16 yrs. And later united with the United Brethren in Christ at Crescent Hill U. B. church, of which she was a loyal member at time of death. The church will greatly miss her, for there were none more loyal and helpful in caring on the church work than she.  The Ladies Aid will miss her very much.
Funeral services were held from Crescent Hill church at 3 p.m. Sunday, with interment in Crescent Hill cemetery. The services were conducted by her pastor Rev. C. W. Davies assisted by Rev. E. Enos of the Brethren church.
No words could express the love and appreciation of her life, as much as the great number who attended the services.
Susan Martha McCraw was born in Bates county Mo., Nov 25, 1861 and died Sept 1, 1917 aged 55 years 9 mo., and 6 days.
She was married to S. E. McRoberts Dec. 24, 18779.  To this union 2 children were born, Mrs. Mata Smith of Kansas City, and C. Ray McRoberts of Independence, Kans.  She spent her life close to her husband home and children.  An ideal companion, mother and neighbor.
Besides a husband and two children she leaves two sisters, Mrs. A. J. McRoberts and Mrs. R.A. Hizer, one brother, Sam McCraw, two grand daughters, a number of other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her loss. -- The Adrian Journal, September 6, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Rink-Enos
Word has been received by friends here that Mr. George Rink and Mrs. Bessie Enos were married at Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday, August 15th. They will reside in Colorado. -- The Adrian Journal, September 6, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Marriage
 

O’Dea-Stine
T. A. O’Dea of Mound township, and Mrs. Myrtle Irene Stine, of Miami county, Colo., were married Sunday, September 23, 1917, at the home of Rev. H. A. Pfost.  After the impressive ceremony by Rev. Pfost the happy couple went to the home of the groom, where they will reside.
The groom is a prosperous farmer and a good citizen and has an excellent home. The bride is an excellent lady. -- The Adrian Journal, September 27, 1917, Page 1 column 1, Marriage
 

Harper, Charles
This community was shocked Sunday when it was announced that Charles Harper had died suddenly of heart failure at his home six miles west of Adrian, aged 51 years 2 months and 13 days
Mr. Harper was born in Huntington county, Indiana, July 10, 1866.  In 1867 his parents moved to Cass county, Missouri, where he grew to manhood.  On January 19, 1890 he was married to Miss Alice Balgum of Burdett. To this union three children were born, viz: Florence who died in infancy, Mrs. Inez Mudd and Helen Harper, who reside near Adrian.   In 1893 Mr. Harper moved to the farm where he died.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters, a grand daughter, Wilma Mudd; one brother, Jas., of Adrian; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Gillogly, of Squirrel Creek, Colorado; Mrs. Will Kenneda, of LaGrand, Oregon; Mrs. Ida Core and Mrs. Sam May, of Drexel, beside a wide circle of friends.
Mr. Harper was a loving husband and father, a good neighbor and an excellent citizen and his death is a loss to the community.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. V. H. Coffman, pastor of the Adrian Baptist church, at the home at three o’clock Tuesday afternoon, a large number of friends attended, the services were conduced at the Sharon cemetery where the remains were beautifully put to rest. -- The Adrian Journal, September 27, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Stephenson, Marcelus
Marcelus Stevenson died at his home, four miles north of Adrian Saturday night after a lingering illness of dropsy, aged about 60 years.  Mr. Stevenson had resided in this county for many years. He was never married.
Funeral services were held from the home Monday morning conducted by Elder Leslie Lucas, burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, September 27, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Pontius, Mary
Mrs. Mary Pontius, 39 years old, wife of Ben Pontius of Pleasant Gap township, fell in the cellar at their home Wednesday morning and died a few minutes after from the injures received.
Mrs. Pontius had been injured some time ago and was walking on crutches, not having full recovered from her injuries.
-- The Adrian Journal, September 27, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Oates-Koll
Lannis Oates and Miss Mary Koll of East Boone township, drove to Butler last Thursday and were married, Judge B. F. Jeter performing the ceremony.
The contracting parties are popular young people and start out on their wedded life with the best wishes of a host of friends, in which the Journal joins. -- The Adrian Journal, September 27, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

Holland-Harper
R. D. Holland, deputy county clerk, and Miss Fay Harper were married last Sunday. -- The Adrian Journal, September 13, 1917, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Mouse-Wilhite
John R. Mouse of Altona, and Miss Estella P. Wilhite of Adrian, motored to Butler Saturday evening accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Mouse and secured a marriage license.  Judge B. F. Jeter was called and said the ceremony which made them man and  wife.  After the ceremony they returned to AltonaThey will make their home in Americus, Kansas.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Wilhite and has grown to a beautiful womanhood in this city.
The groom was reared in Altona. -- The Adrian Journal, September 13, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

McBratney, William
William McBratney died suddenly at his home in this city Wednesday, September 12, 1917, aged 69 years and 2 months.
Mr. McBratney had been in his usual health and Wednesday morning arose and went to the barn, fed and harnessed his team preparatory to going to the field, on his way from the barn to the house he fell and help was called to carry him to the house.  Medical aid was called but he passed away in a short time.
William  McBratney was born in Rochester, N.J., July 12, 1848, came to Missouri, locating at Lexington, where he resided until 1878.  On December 6, 1876 he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Shier, who services him.  In April 1878 he came to Bates county, locating in the Fairview neighborhood, they continued to reside on a farm until they moved to Adrian thirteen years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. McBratney were converted and united with the Methodist church more than thirty years ago and he remained a faithful member of same until his death.  He was also a member of Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368 A.F. & A.M. and a member of the local Eastern Star Chapter. He was a good man and lived a life above reproach. There was no stain on his good name and all knew him admired him as a man and a citizen.
The widow has the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this great trial.
Funeral services for Mr. McBratney will be held from the Adrian Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. S. Courtney.  The Masonic burial service will be given at the grave.  Burial in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, September 13, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Death
 

Trainer-Johnson
George W. Trainer of Mound township, and Miss Josie Johnson of this city were married in Butler Saturday afternoon, September 15, 1917, Rev. Alexander, pastor of the Butler Baptist church officiating. The newly weds will reside on a farm near Adrian. -- The Adrian Journal, September 20, 1917, Page 1 column 7, Marriage
 

Sterns, Horace
Horace Fuller Stearns died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. E. LaFrance in this city,  Monday night, September 17, 1917; aged 75 years, 7 months and 6 days.
Mr. Stearns was born in Fulton county, Illinois, February 11, 1842, and grew to manhood in his native county.  On August 8, 1862, he enlisted in the Federal army in the 103rd Ill. Voluntary Infantry and was mustered out at the close of the war in July 1865.  He was in the Washington parade at the close of the war.  In 1865 he was severely wounded in battle.  October 6, 1867 he was united in marriage with Miss Louie Sampson. To this union four children were born, three of whom died in early childhood, a daughter Mrs. Edna LaFrance, survives.  Mrs. Stearns preceded her husband in death Aug. 15, 1913
Mr. and Mrs. Stearns moved from Illinois to Bates county, Missouri, in 1869, locating on the farm now owned by Mr. Oscar Reeder. They resided on this farm continuously until 1901, with the exception of one year spent in Butler.  In 1901 they moved to Adrian where their remaining days were spent. Since the death of Mrs. Stearns, he had made his home with his daughter.
In 1884 Mr. Stearns was converted and united with the Adrian Methodist church and remained a member from that time until his death.  Mr. Stearns was also a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.  He untied with the Butler Lodge about forty years ago and when the Adrian Lodge was organized he became one of its charter members and retained member ship in same until his death.
Mr. Stearns was  a good citizen in every sense of that term. Loyal to his country, his church and his lodge.  He was not a man of many words but possessed a generous heart.  His daughter and family have the sincere sympathy of their friends in this bereavement.
Funeral services were held from the Adrian Methodist church Wednesday morning at 10:00 o’clock, conducted by his pastor, Rev. W. S. Courtney.  The remains were laid to rest in the Oak Hill cemetery at Butler.  The local Odd Fellows Lodge had charge of the burial services. -- The Adrian Journal, September 20, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Moore, baby boy
Dr. Bates reports the birth of a boy baby to Mr. and Mrs. James Moore of Shawnee township.  Mother and babe are doing well but Grandpa Rush is said to be in a serious condition. -- The Adrian Journal, September 20, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Birth
 

Hootz, Sallie
Aunt Sallie Hootz died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adeline Jesse, in Archie, Wednesday Oct. 3. She had been in poor health for the past year. She leaves to mourn the loss of a mother and grandmother, three daughters, one son and eight grandchildren, also a host of neighbors and friends. The family has the sympathy of the entire community. -- The Adrian Journal, October 4, 1917, Page 8 column 2, Death
 

Harris, John
John C. Harris died at his home, four miles northwest of Adrian, Friday October 5th, of heart trouble; aged 65 years 2 months and 25 days.
Mr. Harris was born in Dade county, Mo. July 10, 1852, and spent his life in his native state.
Funeral was held from the home Saturday morning and the body was buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery.
Mr. Harris was married to Miss Pernetia Jane Martin in 1875.  To this union nice children were born, seven are living,  viz: W. A. Harris, Los Angeles, California; B. W. Harris, Ft. Riley, Kansas; L.C. Harris, El Dorado, Kansas; F. J. Harris, Kansas City Mo.; Mrs. Elizabeth Williams and Mrs. Florence Fields, Warrensburg, Mo.; Mrs. Rebecca Bales, Eldorado, Kansas.
Rev. V. H. Coffman, pastor of the Adrian Baptist church, conducted the funeral services from the home.
The widow and children have the sympathy of friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, October 11, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

McCoy-Moudy

Mr. J.L. McCoy of near Archie, and Miss Eva Moudy of this city went to Butler Tuesday and were married by Elder Moore, pastor of the Butler Christian church. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Mahan.
The contracting parties are so well and favorably known here that we can add nothing by multiplying words.
The groom is a prosperous young farmer and a man whose personal life is above reproach.
The bride is one of Adrian’s very best young ladies. She was born and reared in this city and all who know her are her friends. -- The Adrian Journal, October 18, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

VanHart, George Jr.
George VanHart died suddenly at his home in Kansas City last Friday, Oct. 12, 11917, of heart failure, aged fifty two years.
The body was brought to Adrian Sunday for burial. Funeral services were held from the U. B. church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. W. Davis.
The remains were accompanied her by the widow, daughter and two sisters.  A son, who is in the army, came from Fort Sill to attend the funeral.
Mr. VanHart is a son of the late George VanHart who resided in and near Adrian for nearly twenty years. -- The Adrian Journal, October 18, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Deardorff, Freddie
Freddie William Deardorff, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Deardorff, died at the home of his parents 2 ½ miles northwest of Adrian, Monday night after a weeks illness of typhoid fever; aged 4 years, 9 months and 15 days.
Burial was made in Crescent Hill cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
The parents have the sympathy of their friends in the loss of this little son. -- The Adrian Journal, October 18, 1917, Page 1 column 4, Death
 

Byson, baby boy
A son is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rolly Byson, one mile west of Burdett. -- The Adrian Journal, October 18, 1917, Page 8 column 5, Birth
 

McDonald, Francis
Francis McDonald died at his home in Austin Tuesday, Oct. 16.  His wife died only a week before. -- The Adrian Journal, October 18, 1917, Page 5 column 3, Death
 

Tomberlin, Mrs. William
Mrs. Wm. Tomberlin, living a few miles north of Archie, died Monday morning after a lingering illness. -- The Adrian Journal, October 25, 1917, Page 5 column 2, Death
 

McKee-Ferry
Mr. George McKee of Elkhart township, and Miss Charlotte Ferry of near Merwin, came to Adrian last Saturday afternoon and were married at the Methodist parsonage by the Rev. W. S. Courtney at 3 o’clock.  The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam McKee and is an industrious young farmer. The bride is not known her but is said to be a worthy young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, November 1, 1917, Page 1 column 5, Marriage
 

Cullison, baby girl
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Cullison are the proud parents of a fine baby girl, which arrived at their home Monday morning Oct. 21.  This little lady has been gibe the name, Wanda May.  -- The Adrian Journal, November 1, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Birth
 

Blair, John Franklin
James Franklin Blair died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Blair, Monday, November 5th.  Burial was made Tuesday at the Crescent Hill cemetery.
The parents have the sympathy of their many friends in their great grief. -- The Adrian Journal, November 8, 1917, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Morrison, Theodore
Theodore Morrison was born in Tifton, Ohio, March 27, 1842, and died at the Soldier’s Home, Quincy, Illinois, October 30, 1917; aged 75 years and 7 months.
Mr. Morrison moved from Ohio to Illinois when a young man.  He served his country during the Civil was in Co. A. 91 Ill. Infantry and was a good soldier.  September 2, 1868, he was united in marriage with Miss Abigail Carpenter. She with five children survives him.  The children are: James of Bates county, Missouri; Walter of Mexico, Mo.; Charles of  Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Flora Phillips of Holden, Mo.; Mrs. Lena Church of Jinks, Oklahoma. The wife, Walter and Mrs. Phillips were with him when he passed to the great beyond.
Mr. Morrison and family moved to Bates county many years ago and located on a farm in Mound township, just west of the Mt. Olivet church.  Mrs. Morrison still owns the farm.
Uncle Theo. Had many friends here who will be pained to learn of his death.
The body was buried at Quincy, Illinois, in the National burring grounds. -- The Adrian Journal, November 15, 1917, Page 1 column 7, Death
 

Nichols-Workman
Ben F. Nichols and Miss Cleo Workman, prominent young people of Grand River township, were married in Butler Wednesday, November 14th.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Nichols and was born and  reared on the farm where his parents reside.  He is a hustling young farmer and a worthy gentleman. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. And Mrs. Con. Workman and is an excellent young lady. -- The Adrian Journal, November 15, 1917, Page 4 column 5, Marriage
 

DeMott, baby girl
Dr. A. H. Schoor, of Garden City, reports the birth of a fine girl baby to Mr. and Mrs. Fred DeMott Tuesday night.
-- The Adrian Journal, November 22, 1917, Page 5 column 3, Birth
 

Askew, Mildred
Mildred, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Askew, died at the family home, five miles northwest of Adrian, Friday, Nov. 30, 1917, after a lingering illness of typhoid fever; aged 8 years, 4 months and 20 days.
Mildred W. was born near the home where she died and was a sweet little girl. For more than a month she fought the ravages of the disease but her strength was not equal to the strain and she passed peacefully to the great beyond and left the parents, sisters and brothers broken hearted over her departure.
In this bereavement they have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends.
Funeral services for Mildred were held from the family home Saturday afternoon, conducted by Elder Irvin Enos, after which the remains were laid to rest in Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 6, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Bruner-Holden
One of the most beautiful weddings solemnized was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Bruner, Nov. 29, 1917, at 12 o’clock, when their daughter, Mable Anna, became the happy bride of Mr. Claude H. Holden, of East Peru, Iowa. The home was beautifully decorated in white and yellow.
Preceding the ceremony Miss Gertrude Cox sang a solo.  The to the strains of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March played by Mrs. Earl J Haas, Rev. Hood, pastor of Adrian Christian church, lead the way to the parlor, where he united them in marriage with a most beautiful and impressive ceremony.  Miss Myrtle Bruner, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor, Mr. John M. Tate, of Iowa, was best man.
After the ceremony everyone was invited to the dining room and a regular feast was in store for all. There were about forty guests present.
Mr. and Mrs. Holden received many beautiful and useful gifts.
They have the congratulations and best wishes of everyone. -- The Adrian Journal, December 6,1917, Page 1 column  6, Marriage
 

Lankford, baby
Dr. Bares reports the arrival of a new baby at the home of J. F. Lankford Tuesday evening. -- The Adrian Journal, December 6, 1917, Page 5 column 5, Birth
 

Mudd-Jackson
A pretty home wedding was solemnized Sunday evening, Dec. 2, 1917, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. M.
Jackson, when their only daughter, Miss Glee, became the bride of Amos Mudd.  Rev. C. W. Davies, pastor of the U. B. church was the officiating clergyman. The home was tastefully decorated for the ceremony, the color scheme being blue and white. This was carried out in the parlor and dining room.
The bride wore a gown of white china silk. After congratulations the bride and groom led the way to the dinging room, where a sumptuous dinner was served, to which the guests did ample justice.
The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson and was born and reared in this township, her father also being a native son of this township.  She has a wide circle of friends among the young people and older one too who wish her success.
The groom was reared near Burdett and is a grandson of J. D. Mudd, his parents are dead.  He comes of a good family.
The young couple will for the present, make their home with the bride’s parents. -- The Adrian Journal, December 6,1917, Page 5 column 4, Marriage
 

Thatcher, baby girl
A girl baby was born to Mr. and Ms. Ross Thatcher Thanksgiving day. -- The Adrian Journal, December 6, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Birth
 

Dade, Margaret Melissa
Mrs. James Grayson Dade died at her home eight miles northeast of Adrian, Saturday morning, November 24, 1917, after a lingering illness of typhoid fever, aged 30 years, 5 months and 2 days.
Margaret Melissa McClintic was born in Lafayette county, Mo., June 22, 1887.  At the age of fourteen years she was converted and united with the Methodist church.  August 1, 1906 she was united in marriage with James Grayson Dade. To this union five children were born, one died in infancy, four survive with the husband to mourn the death of a loving mother and a devoted wife. Mrs. Dade was a good woman and her death is mourned by a wide circle of friends.
Funeral services were held from the home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the pastor of the Austin Methodist church. Burial was made in the Austin cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, November 29, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Vincent, baby girl
Mr. and Mrs.  Cornelius Vincent announce the birth of a girl baby Saturday morning. -- The Adrian Journal, November 29,1917, Page 5 column 5, Birth
 

Davis, Wm.
Wm. Davis died Saturday, Nov. 14, after a lingering illness. -- The Adrian Journal, November 29 1917, Page 5 column 5, Death
 

Phillips, Edmund H.
Edmund H. Phillips, a prominent citizen of Rich Hill, died Monday morning; aged 48 years old. He was born in England and came to this country when 19 years old.  He was Master of the Masonic Lodge and Keeper of Records and Seals of Rich Hill Lodge K. Of P., and a prominent member of the Elks.
He had a wide acquaintance in secret societies and was a good worker. Funeral services were held Tuesday. Mr. Phillips was a merchant tailor. -- The Adrian Journal, November 29, 1917, Page 5 column 6, Death
 

Tabor, R. C.
R. C. Tabor, was born in Lexington, Ky., March 3, 1849, and died at his home in Crescent Hill December 5,1917, aged 68 years, 9 months and 2 days.
Mr. Tabor moved from his native state to Illinois and from thence to this county in the early eighties.  On January 5, 1885, he was united in marriage with Sarah E. McCraw, who died in August 1914.  To this union tow sons were born both survive.  W.L. Tabor, of Eltopia, Wash.,, R. E.  Tabor of Harrington, Wash.  Wm. Was at his bedside when the end came.
On Septembe4r 15, 1915, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Caroline Wilson, who gave him the tenderest care during his last illness and did all she could to nurse him back to health.  For many years Mr. Tabor was sexton of the Crescent Hill cemetery and performed his duties faithfully and honestly. Dick Tabor was an honest man. Faults he may have had but honesty was one of his redeeming characteristics.
Two years before his death he was converted and untied with the Crescent Hill United Brethren church and lived faithful to this profession.
Funeral services for Mr. Tabor were held from the Crescent Hill church last Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. W. Davies and his body buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 13, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Vest, Grandma
Grandma Vest died at the home of her son James P. Vest, in Shawnee township, Monday, December 10th after a brief illness.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon and the body laid to rest in the Mt. Olivet cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 13, 1917, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Askew, Joseph
Joseph askew died at the home of his brothers, Oscar and Boone Askew, in East Boone township, December 4th, aged 59 years.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Hood and the body buried in the Crescent Hill cemetery. -- The Adrian Journal, December 13, 1917, Page 8 column 4, Death
 

Vest, Julia A.

Julia A. Vest died at the home of her son, James P. Vest December 11, 1917; aged 78 years, 8 months and 14 days.
Julia A. Null was born at Salem, Winston county, N. C., March 29, 1839.  She was united in marriage with William Vest in 1857. Top this union six children were born, four daughters and two sons.  Two children and husband preceded her in death.  The living children are: Mrs. Willie Thomas, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Charley Garfield, Utah; Mrs. Dollie Day and James P. Vest of near Adrian, Mo.
When a young woman Mrs. Vest united with the Lutheran church and lived a devoted Christian life.  She was a good woman, always ready to do what she could to help her friends and neighbors and she will be missed in the community.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vest were held from the Mt. Olivet church December 12th, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Hunicutt, and the body was buried in the cemetery at that place.
The children have the sympathy of their friends in this bereavement. -- The Adrian Journal, December 20, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Death
 

Timmons-Covert
Mr. Allen Timmons and Mrs. Mattie covert were married at Beloit, Kansas, Wednesday, December 12th, and returned to Adrian Monday morning.
The bride and groom are numbered among the best people in this community and their many friends join in good wishes for their happiness. -- The Adrian Journal, December 20, 1917, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Moore, Mrs. Homer
Mrs. Homer Moore died in St. Louis, December 15th after a lingering illness.  The body was buried at Rockville last Monday.  Homer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Moore of this city. -- The Adrian Journal, December 20, 1917, Page 4 column 1, Death
 

Nelson-Ward
At the residence of Wm. S. Mahan, Esq., in this city, Saturday evening, December 22nd, at 6:00 o’clock p.m., James C. Nelson and Mary Ward.  There were present at the ceremony,  Mrs. Mahan, Mr. Otis Sigler and wife.  The Squire says if any others wish to do likewise, to come on the latch string is hanging out.
The contracting parties are well and favorably known in this city. -- The Adrian Journal, December 27, 1917, Page 1 column 2, Marriage
 

Lawrence-Campbell
The marriage of Miss Artie Lee Campbell to Marshal T. Lawrence took place at half past six o’clock Sunday evening, December 23rd, at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Oscar Wagner. The impressive ceremony was performed by Rev. Oscar Wagner.  Miss Irma Witmore acted as bridesmaid and Asa Judy was best man.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John A. Campbell and is well and favorably known in this community having resided here several years.  The groom is a son of S. T. Lawrence and is an excellent young man.
The happy couple will be at home to their friends four miles west of Adrian, after the fifteenth of January.
Their many friends wish them a long and happy wedded life. -- The Adrian Journal,  December 27, 1917, Page 1 column 4, Marriage
 

Packer-Wilhite
At the residence of the Rev. Hood Monday evening, December 24th, Mr. Ray C. Packer and Miss Lila Wilhite were united in marriage, Rev. W. S. Hood officiating.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilhite and is popular in the church and  social circles of this city. The groom recently enlisted in the army in the ordinance department and was at home on a furlough.  He returned to Jefferson Barracks Wednesday to report for duty. -- The Adrian Journal, December 27 1917, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Kratz-Harrison
A very beautiful wedding was solemnized at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Harrison Monday evening, December 24th when her daughter, Miss Jessie May, became the bride of Mr. William Harold Kratz of Kansas City.
The home had been tastefully decorated for the occasion.
At the appointed hour the bridal party marched to the altar to the strains of the wedding march played by Mrs. L. W. Richardson.
Mr. Earnest Wagner was best man and Miss Leona Tabler of Kansas City, was bride’s maid.  The ceremony was performed by the Revs. Courtney and Jones and was a very impressive service.  After congratulations an excellent six o’clock dinner was served by the brides’ mother.
The contracting parties are too well and favorably known in Adrian to need extended praise.  The bride is a popular and talented young lady and has for a  long time been bookkeeper in the Adrian Banking Co., and has been active in Church and social work.
The groom has resided in Kansas City for several years, where he has a lucrative position, he is a young man  of good habits and sterling character. They will resided in Kansas City. -- The Adrian Journal, December 27, 1917, Page 1 column 3, Marriage
 

Balgum, Tony
Tony Balgum died at his home near Burdett December 20th, after a lingering illness.  Mr. Balgum has resided in this county for 48 years. -- The Adrian Journal, December 27, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Death
 

Gloyd-Murphy
Dr. Ralph Gloyd of Butler, and Miss Lulu Murphy were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s brother, Harry Murphy in Grand River township, Christmas day.
The contracting parties are numbered among the best people in the county, both having been reared in the Altona community. The groom is a prosperous veterinary surgeon located at Butler. The bride is one of the most popular young ladies in this part of the county, prominent in every movement for community betterment. -- The Adrian Journal, December 27, 1917, Page 4 column 4, Marriage
 

Vail, Mrs. George and Baby
Mrs. Geo Vail and baby dead as result of mysterious fire. Foul play suspected
Last Saturday night the home of George Vail in Amsterdam was completely destroyed by fire and Mrs. Vail and her little girl, less than two years old, are dead.  The mother was rescued from the flames alive when taken from the flames, but died soon after her rescue. The body of the child was almost cremated.
The circumstances under which the fire occurred were such as to cause a suspicion of foul play on the part of many persons and rumors were rife.  The authorities called a coroners jury Sunday to examine into the cause of the death of Mrs. Vail and her child.  Holes discovered in the back part of Mrs. Vail’s head were believed by many to have been caused by gunshot.
At the inquest Vail testified that he, Mrs. Vail and the babe were in the second story of the building the two former were writing letters. At nine  o’clock Mrs. Vail remarked that her bread had been in the oven an hour and must be done.  She took the babe and went to the kitchen on the first floor.  Soon after she went down stairs, Vail heard an explosion and also ran to the first floor.  When he arrived there he found the kitchen a mass of flames, caused by the oil stove exploding.  He took his 6 year old daughter, who was sleeping in the living room, and carried her from the burning  building and immediately gave the alarm of fire. Neighbors in the immediate vicinity of the home came to the rescue at once.  Jesse Thornbrough and John Braden being the first to arrive. These men entered the kitchen amid the flames and carried Mrs. Vail from the building, the babe was not rescued.
Others testified that immediately preceding the alarm of fire that they heard from three to five gun shots, this evidence taken in connection with the fact that there were two holes in the back part of the woman’s head leads many to believe that there had been foul play on the part of someone.
The Jury returned a verdict that Mrs. Vail came to her death by a gunshot wound in the hands of parties unknown.
The testimony at the inquest was to the effect that the domestic relations of the Vail’s were pleasant and that they had never had any trouble.
Public sentiment in Amsterdam is divided on the subject and it is such that one would not be justified in giving an opinion on the status of the case.
Mrs. Vail’s maiden name was Pearl Fenton and she was reared in the Burdett neighborhood of a good family.
George Vail, the husband, grew to manhood in the same neighborhood and also comes of a good family.  He is regarded by the people of that neighborhood as a good citizen. -- The Adrian Journal, August 30, 1917, Page 1 column  5, Death


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