GILLILAND - GRAGG Wedding
Montrose Recorder, Montrose MO - May 9 1913
Mr. Lee Gilliland, of north of Johnstown and Miss Etta Gragg, of Montrose were united in marriage at the home of the brides parents in this city Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock by Rev. Kliver of the M. E. church. The newly married ones will make their home on a farm near Mayesburg, Bates County. The Recorder extends congratulations.
GOLDSMITH, Isaac Improving
Clinton, MO - December 1885
Isaac, son of Uncle Jake Goldsmith, who had his eye badly hurt by the explosion of a cap on the railroad track last July, is expected home in a few days from St. Louis. Under the skillful treatment of an oculist, he has improved nicely.
GRAGG - GILLILAN Wedding
Montrose Recorder, Montrose MO - January 24 1913
On Jan. 19 a beautiful wedding occurred just at high noon at the home of the bride five miles north west of Piper, Mr. Fred H. Gragg to Miss Eula Robina Gillilan. The groom is a prosperous young farmer and the bride a charming young women of rare musical talent who has taught music in her own neighborhood buying and paying for a piano by her own efforts. The attendants were Archie Anderson and Mary Middleton. The wedding march was played by Miss Laura Helseman. Immediately after the ceremony the minister led the way to the dining room where a bountiful dinner was enjoyed by all. There were just a few friends of both contracting parties present. There were many useful and beautiful presents given the bride and groom for their future use. Mr. and Mrs. Gragg will reside on his fathers farm three miles north of Hopewell church where they will be at home to their many friends. Geo. W. Petty, Officiating Clergyman.
1941 - Newspaper Clipping
Mrs. Ida Coulter, formerly of this place, and Omar Graham of Urich were united in marriage last Thursday afternoon at the Presbyterian manse in Urich. The service was read by Dr. Prentiss H. Case. Mr. and Mrs. Graham will make their home in Urich where Mr. Graham is engaged in business.
GRIFFITH, Richard Public Sale
Montrose Recorder, Montrose MO - September 5 1913
As I expect to leave in the near future, I will sell at Public Auction all my farm machinery, stock, and household goods at my place, known as the old Ogburn farm, 2 1-2 miles north of Johnstown on Monday, Sep. 8, 1913, at 10 o’clock a.m. the following described property. One bay mare, 11 years old with colt by side, one milch cow, be fresh in February. 33 head of hogs, including 14 shoats weighing 75 to 100 lbs; 16 spring pigs; 3 sows will farrow in Oct. 1 lumber wagon; 1 top buggy; 1 sulky riding plow, almost new; 1 busy bee riding cultivator; 1 self rake, good as new; 2 sets work harness; 1 saddle. 35 acres corn in field. Two loads sheaf oats. All my household furniture. 150 rods woven wire. Terms: All sums under $10.00 cash. Sums of over 10. a credit of nine months will be given purchaser to give bankable note at six per cent interest from date. All property must be settled for before being removed. Three per cent discount will be allowed for cash. M. C. Burns, Clerk, J. C. Callahan, Auctioneer. - Richard Griffith
HEIMAN, Fred Injured by Dynamite
Montrose Recorder, Montrose MO - March 21 1913
Wednesday morning about ten o'clock Fred Heiman living two miles south of town was pretty severely jarred by dynamite, being thrown over twenty feet by the explosion, his son, about fourteen years old was with him and got severe injuries on his breast, face and neck, his eyes are hurt but it is hoped the sight will not be destroyed, the boys hurts are more serious than Mr. Heiman's. He had been blowing out stumps the day before and had placed two charges under the stump and fired them. It appears only one charge went off. Wednesday morning he piled rubbish about the stump and set it afire, working at this the charge exploded. Mr. Heiman was in town Thursday morning and says that his watch carried in a breast pocket had the works crushed but the crystal was not broken. Dr. Miller has charge of the injured.
HIGDON - Mr. and Mrs. Higdon Married 50 years
Clinton Eye, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri
Mr. and Mrs. Higdon Married 50 years - Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Higdon, passed their fiftieth wedded milestone Tuesday, quietly because of the ill health of Mr. Higdon. February 2, 1887, a clear cold day, Miss Mattie Cunningham was united in marriage to Joseph W. Higdon, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cunningham east of Clinton. Rev. Thomas Briggs, uncle of the well-known Rev. William Briggs, performed the ceremony, following which was a dinner served to about 20, five of whom are living: Sisters of the bride, Mrs. Minnie Wallace, near Hortense; Mrs. Julie Chastain, Rockville; Albert Renfro, Eaton, Colo; Richard Acock, Lincoln, Mo.; also Mrs. R. L. Hale of Ventura, Calif., who was then only six. Next day the newly wedded couple went horseback to the home of his uncle, the late Wesley Holland, near Finey, where they were an infair dinner. The bride wore for both occasions a wine colored dress of material known as brilliantine, made with a Basque and a full skirt. Her head was bare for the wedding but she wore a hat to the infair dinner. Mrs. Higdon was born November 7, 1866 , and attended Highland school near Roseland where she grew to young womanhood. She met her future husband, then a dashing, fun loving young man just returned from Texas where he had been a cowboy. He had brought back with him a beautiful, gray western pony, which made him envied by all. For his rides with his sweetheart, he brought a bay horse for her mount. The young man and woman rode to most of the social activities of the day--spelling and ciphering matches, box and pie suppers, young Joseph almost always buying the box or pie which his girl brought. Mr. Higdon was born near Coal, May 2, 1859, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Higdon. His father died during the Civil War and his mother re-married, then moved to Vernon County where Joseph attended School. When 16, he answered the lure of the west, going to Texas. On his return to Henry County, he was one of the most popular young men, but singled Miss Mattie Cunningham out of all the young women. During the five years of his courtship, he lived and worked with his Uncle, Wesley Holland, other relatives and friends. The second day after the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Higdon, they went in a covered wagon to the Dade County home he had prepared for his bride, and in 1893 they moved to the Indian Territory, now Oklahoma near the town of Uneede, where Mr. Higdon farmed successfully. Their farm life was a partnership. Mrs. Higdon fed the hogs and milked the cows while Mr. Higdon raised the corn and they both gathered it. His health failed and in 1920 they came back to Clinton, hoping to obtain medical relief for Mr. Higdon, but their physician, the late Dr. Haire, explained that one of the vital nerve cells of the brain was closed and all activities centered in that cell were useless. Mrs. Higdon then became the business manager and purchased property in Clinton and has since cared for her husband with the one thought, hope and prayer that he might recover his old vitality. She is active, doing all her housework and keeping in touch with the world through the newspapers, yet always finding time to read her Bible. She loved to quilt when her fingers were more nimble, and for a time did professional quilting in Clinton until she over-strained the nerves her left eye and right arm. Their residence at 411 E. Grand River Street has been well known for its beautiful roses, kept blooming my Mrs. Higdon's faithful care. Mr. and Mrs. Higdon are of the Baptist faith, attending when their health permits. She joined the Tebo church in early life and is still a member there, treading the path her savior trod, following his call, "Take up thy cross and follow me."
HOILE, Joe House Burned
Montrose Recorder, Montrose MO - March 28 1913
The house owned and occupied by Joe Hoile, took fire last Friday and was burned to the ground. The fire originated from a defective flue. Although the family were at home the fire was not discovered until it was breaking out through the roof. The fire company was on the ground promptly and their efforts were chiefly directed to save adjoining building in which they succeeded by the help of the crowd. The residence of Mrs. Curtis was only ten or twelve feet from the Hoile home, but it was saved. There was $250 Insurance that will pay a part of the loss.
HUBER, Clara - Party In Honor
Montrose Recorder, Montrose MO - July 18 1913
Mrs. William J. Brownsberger entertained a jolly crowd of young folks at her pretty home on East Third street, Thursday evening of last week in honor of her sister, Miss Clara Huber, of Boonville, Mo. who is her guest. The evening was ideal and more happy and congenial crowd never assembled. The feature of the evening, was an advertising guessing contest in which Miss Nora Lennartz, of Sedalia a visitor in Montrose, scored highest and won the ladies prize, a beautiful hand painted plate. Mr. Will Welling won the gentleman's prize, a hammered brass cigar and ash tray and the booby fell to Mr. Rube Welling. Later in the evening the guests were ushered into the handsome dining room, beautiful in flowers and asparagus fern, where dainty refreshments of brick ice-cream, cake and mints were served. At a late hour, the jolly crowd departed voting Mr. and Mrs. Brownsberger an ideal host and hostess. The evening will long be remembered by those fortunate enough to be present.