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Very kindly transcribed AND submitted by: Pamela Molloy  (These obituaries include Linn, Macon, and other areas.  The individuals who either lived, or died in Linn. Co., Mo., may have two  (**) after their name.    kk)


(updated: Saturday, August 06, 2011)


ABBEY, Alonzo


Alonzo Abbey, one of Bucklin township’s early settlers, died at his home near town Monday.  Deceased was about eighty five years of age, and lived in this locality since 1867.  His aged wife preceded him to the other world only by a few months having died last winter.  Deceased leaves three daughters and one grandson, to mourn his death.


The Bucklin Herald          July 14, 1899


ABBEY, Millicent (nee Callaway)


Died January 30th—Mrs. Millicent Robbins Abbey, wife of Alonzo Abbey, and daughter of John H. and Nellie Callaway was born near Carlisle Nicholas Co. Kentucky January 24, 1818, aged 81 years 5 days.  She joined the M.E. Church when she was about 20 years old, and has since tried to live a devoted Christian life.  She told her three daughters just before she expired that she was ready and waiting for her summons.  She said she wanted to go to rest.  She was almost speechless when she was dying, but she looked up and beckoned with both hands and smiled.  She kissed all her near friends, and her dear husband good bye, and kept her eyes on her husband as long as she could see.  The only member of her father’s family now living is Mrs. E. Salmon, of Quincey, Illinois who was here and attended her sister’s funeral.  She leaves a husband and three daughters and one grand son to mourn her loss.

A light from our household is gone

  A voice we loved is stilled

A place is vacant on our hearth

  That never can be filled.

                                Written by a Friend


The Bucklin Herald            February 3, 1899


Mrs. Alonzo Abbey, aged 81 years, died at her home just west of town Monday morning. She had been in poor health for about four years; but the immediate cause of her death was the prevailing trouble throughout the country generally known as “gripp,” which developed into pneumonia.  Mrs. Abbey was one of Linn county’s first settlers.  She leaves a husband about her own age who is in very poor health, and three daughters Mrs. H. M. Screckhise, Mrs. J. H. Swick, and Mrs. Minnie Abbey, and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.


The Bucklin Herald             February 3, 1899




                        ADAMS, Florence (nee West)



Florence Adams was born February 28, 1918 and departed this life May 8th, 1935, age 17 years, 2 months and 14 days.

At the age of 15 years she was married to Bert Wade Adams and to this union one child was born, little Bettie Bernice Adams, now four months old.  Besides the husband and infant daughter she leaves her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Willie West, three sisters and two brothers, Raymond, Maxine, Maudie, Darlene and Robert.  Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Florence was a kind and loving wife and mother and leaves many friends besides her own relatives who loved her.

Funeral was conducted at the Assembly of God Church Friday afternoon at 2:30 by Mrs. Cline.  Burial was in Zion cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald          May 17, 1935








Jake Admire died Monday morning at Kirksville, where he had been for treatment for the past three weeks.  The remains were brought here Tuesday.  Funeral services were held at his home Wednesday and interment made in the old cemetery at this place.  He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his death.  Aged about 30 years.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       January 13, 1911



ADMIRE, Nancy Jane (nee Pleasant) 




Mrs. Nancy Jane Pleasant Admire was born Jan. 15, 1869 in Chariton county, Mo., and passed away at the home of her son Mal Admire in St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 16, 1944.  She is the widow of Wm. Admire, who passed away Jan. 2, 1944.  She is survived by four other sons, T. P. of Galesburg, Silas B., Bermingham, Wm., Jr., St. Joseph and Richard Admire of Mendon; two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Koger of Wyconda and Mrs. Roy Miller of St. Joseph and one brother John Pleasant of St. John, Kans.  Besides her children she leaves 24 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Baptist church at College Mound, Mo.

Mrs. Admire was laid to rest beside her husband in the Masonic cemetery.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chapfield of Mendon.

Flower girls were Kathryn Rose Petska, Clara Bell Admire, Peggy Ann Davis, Joan Shaffer, Rose Mary Delaney and Juanita Simmons.  Pallbearers were Raymond Huff, Gerald Johnson, Eldon Malloy, Joe Douglas and Dale Carriker and S. P. Admire.


The Bucklin Herald                                February 24, 1944







Wm. D. Admire passed away Sunday morning Jan. 4, at his home in the Lyndon Hotel.  Funeral services were conducted by the Baptist minister of Mendon at the Christian church Tuesday afternoon.  Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.


Mr. Admire was born in Putman county March 3, 1872.  He was married to Nancy Jane Pleasant Nov. 16, 1892.  To this union seven children were born.  He united with the Baptist church in 1917.  Mr. Admire has been a resident of this community for a number of years and was respected by all who knew him.


He is survived by his wife and seven children as follows:  T. P. Admire of Galesburg, Ill., Silas B. Admire of Birmingham, Mo., Wm. D. Admire, Jr. of St. Joseph, Mal Admire of St. Joseph, Mrs. W. C. Koger of Wyconda, Richard Admire of Mendon.  Also 24 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and many friends.


The Bucklin Herald                                                      January 6, 1944


 AKERS, Catherine E. (nee Lewellyn)


In Peaceful Slumber


At the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Switzer, of Bucklin, Mrs. Catherine E. Akers passed quietly away last Sunday evening, April 18, 1909.  The evening was spent around the family hearth in a very cheerful manner and grandma was feeling in the very best of health on retiring.  Shortly after ten o’clock, she called her daughter, saying that she had an intense suffering in her breast.  As she became no easier, the doctor was summoned, but her Savior soon called her to her home above, for about eleven-thirty o’clock, she passed peacefully away.  The cause of her death was either apoplexy or the bursting of a blood vessel in the region of the chest.

Catherine Elizabeth Llewellyn was born in Campbell County, Virginia, April 13, 1831, being in her seventy-ninth year.  She was brought up in Christian faith, living a devoted Christian throughout her entire life, connecting herself with the Presbyterian Church at the age of twelve.  Her whole life was consecrated towards the building up of her church, and in doing a little good wherever she might be.

In 1848, she was married to Simon Peter Akers, and in 1851 they came to Missouri, settling a few miles below Marceline, in Chariton county, at which place Mr. Akers died in 1885.  Since that time, her children and grandchildren have looked forward to the time when Grandma was coming to spend some weeks with them, though she made her home with her son, C. E. Akers, who lived on the home place until a few years ago, when he went to Oklahoma.

Mrs. Akers was taken to Marceline Tuesday, and the funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Bethel church, five miles south of Marceline, the church where her life of service was spent for her Master.  The interment was at Locke cemetery, where her husband and several children are at rest.

She leaves four daughters, Mrs. H. H. Green, of Blackwell, Okla., Mrs. W. E. Parks and Mrs. A. Wethers, of Marceline, and Mrs. J. W. Switzer, of this city; two sons, C. E. Akers, of Shattuck, Okla., and Rev. W. W. Akers, of Maysville, Ky.  Other than Rev. Akers, who was not able to be present on account of serious illness, were present at the funeral services.  Beside her children and grand children, she leaves a host of friends, all of whom can say that Aunt Katy had a part in making their Christian life brighter.


The Bucklin Herald                            April 23, 1909


ALBIN, Eva (nee Borron)




Eva Borron Albin was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Borron, born at La Plata, Mo., April 8, 1870.  Married to Joseph Albin in 1891.  Passed away Feb. 7, 1945, at the age of 71 years, 10 months.

She was a member of the Laclede Methodist church.  No children were born to her but she took the place of a mother to a child named Josephine Cerise left to her.  She died at the age of 16.

She leaves the following brothers, Jim Borron of New Boston, Mike Borron of Goldsberry, Hugh Borron of New Boston, Cullie Borron of St. Louis, and Jason Borron of Atlanta.

Funeral services were held at the Larson Funeral Home conducted by F. H. Mittendorf.

Interment at the Laclede cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                                March 18, 1945


(Note:  the obit does state 71 years, but does not calculate correctly with the dates given.)






Death of N. A. Alquist


Nels A. Alquist was born in Sweden January 12, 1843, died at his home near Bucklin February 4, 1902, aged 59 years and 23 days.  Mr. Alquist was found dead in his feed lot, where he had lain all night, and his death was ascribed to heart failure.

Deceased was a member of the Lutheran Church, was an honorable and upright citizen and lived an exemplary Christian life until called from labor to reward.  He leaves one son and two daughters to mourn his death.  The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. L. Sipple at the Methodist Church in Bucklin last Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, after which all that is mortal of Bro. Alquist was laid in its final resting place until the call of the Master that will awaken all of the sleeping dead to answer for their stewardship on earth.

May the Lord bless the bereaved children in their hour of deep distress, and bring them to the home of the good in the world of bliss.



The Bucklin Herald                                February 14, 1902


ANDERSON, Johanna Christina




Died, at her home near New Boston, Linn County, Missouri, October 6, 1901, Mrs. Johanna Christina Anderson, aged 54 years, 8 months and 13 days.

Deceased was born in Sweden January 24, 1847.  Was united in marriage to N. A. Anderson March 9, 1869.  Came to America in April, 1869, and to New Boston in March 1874, where she has since resided.  Deceased leaves a husband and 11 children (7 boys and 4 girls), all of whom survive her, besides a large number of other relatives and friends who mourn her loss.  In 1876 she and her husband united with the Swedish Lutheran Church of which she lived a consistent member and died in the hope of meeting her Saviour and redeemer.  To all who are bereaved by the death of this estimable lady we extend our deepest sympathy.


The Bucklin Herald                                October 11, 1901




Uncle John Anderson one of the old landmarks of north Missouri, and one of the very first settlers in Linn county died at his home four miles northwest of Bucklin yesterday morning.  He was nearly eighty one years old, and has been a well known character since before the civil war.  He leaves a wife and six children, two girls and four boys, all of whom are well known and honored citizens of Linn county.  The funeral will be preached today at 2 p.m. at the Wyandotte chapel.  The Herald extends the sympathy of a multitude of friends to the bereaved family.


The Bucklin Herald                                February 24, 1899






Mrs. Mary Anderson, died Saturday evening, at an advanced age, at the home of her son, Ed Anderson.  She with her husband was among Linn county’s first settlers and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.  Rev. J. R. Campbell preached the funeral sermon, Monday at Wyandotte chapel, where the remains were interred.  Deceased leaves four sons and a daughter, all of whom are prominent citizens of Linn county.


The Bucklin Herald           August 11, 1899



ANDERSON, William Andrew




William Andrew Anderson was born in Knox county, Illinois, June 18, 1860.  Came with his parents, Peter and Christina Anderson, to Macon county, Missouri, in 1871 and settled on a farm near where the deceased has resided for the past twenty years.


He was married to Alice E. Allard, Nov. 19, 1890.  To this union was born three children, all girls, Edna L., age 18, Mildred F, age 19, and Anna Christine, age 14.


He died the morning of Oct. 27, 1909 at 2:17 o’clock, leaving a widow and three daughters, one sister and two brothers to mourn their loss.  One of the saddest features of this heartrending affair was the fact that his brother John who lives in western Oklahoma arrived only a few hours too late for the funeral.

The funeral ceremony at the church (Union Chapel) Thursday, Oct. 28, consisted of a short song service, followed by a prayer by Elder Martin Ford after which the Modern Woodmen of American took charge and performed a very beautiful and impressive service after which the body was consigned to its final resting place in Union Chapel cemetery.


Undertaker R. A. Mason very skillfully conducted the funeral arrangements and deserves the praise of all.

Owing to the high esteem in which the subject of this sketch was held, the news of the sad accident and death cast a gloom over the entire community that will no soon wear away.  All that loving hearts and willing hands could do were of no avail.  The reaper Death called him and we were left sad and lonely.  To the heart broken widow and daughters a sorrowing community mingles it tears with yours in this sad hour.


Indeed a man has gone who was remarkable in many respects.  Handsome in appearance, a sunny disposition, quite and reserved in manner, judicious in forming opinions, always guided by purest motives, placing honesty in dealings and devotion to his family above all earthly duties.

His high character and kind regard unconsciously won all hearts to himself and without effort held them to the end.


Our loved ones pass away one by one.  We are lonely without them.  Shall we never see them again?  Memory turns with lingering regret to recall those smiles and the loved tone of those dear voices.  “They visit us in our dreams, floating over our memories like shadows over moonlit waters.”  When the heart is weary with anguish and the soul is bowed with grief, do they not whisper thoughts of comfort and hope.

We feel sad because they are gone from us; but while we weep, they are clothed in garments of light and sing songs of celestial joy.  They will not return to us as before, but we shall go to them and share their pleasures and compete with them in the path of endless enjoyment through a never ending eternity.


“Farewell, good man, good angel now!

This hand, soon, like thine own, shall lose it’s cunning, too:

Soon shall this soul, like thine,  bewildered stand,

Then leap to thread the free, unfathomed blue.”

                                     A FRIEND


The Bucklin Herald                 November 5, 1909




Young Andrews of Bevier was killed by a freight train Wednesday evening between Callao and Bevier.  He had been at Callao playing ball, and was supposed to be riding home on the pilot of the engine, when he fell off and the engine passed over him entirely severing the body about the waist.


The Bucklin Herald                September 1, 1899


APEL, Mary Elizabeth (nee Lunday)


Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Marilda and Temple Lunday, was born May 22, 1885, on a farm north of Bucklin, where she grew to young womanhood.  In March, 1905, she was united in marriage to Richard Apel, who preceded her in death 12 years ago.  To this union five children were born, they are Carl Apel, Tressa, Mrs. Wright, Margarite, Mrs. Slater, Philip and Russell.  To them she was a loving mother, endeavoring to instill into their lives her ideals, good character and righteous living.

She departed this life Aug. 23, in the home where she and husband had moved 37 years ago.

She leaves to mourn her passing besides the above named children, 10 grandchildren, six sisters, Flora Hughes, Stella Troutman of Bucklin, Maud Whisenand of Hannibal, Ora Posey of Brookfield, Ida Moore of Hamilton and Mabel Finney of Brookfield, also a host of relatives and friends.

She was laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery at Bucklin last Sunday afternoon after services conducted by the Rev. F. H. Mittendorf at the McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Marceline.


The Bucklin Herald                August 29, 1946



ARBUCKLE, Julia Etta  **



Julia Etta Arbuckle

After the setting sun of this life has faded, there comes to those who have been faithful unto the Master, the dawning of a new day, whose glows and wonders never fadeth away.  With the hope for such an eternity the soul of Julia Etta Arbuckle has winged its way to the Great Beyond.

Julia Etta Arbuckle was born on a farm southeast of Bucklin, in Macon county, Dec. 8, 1871, and departed this life at the same place March 14, 1943, being at the time of her death 71 years, 3 months and 11 days of age.  She was preceded in death by her father, mother, one brother and two sisters.

She is survived by three brothers and two sisters.  They are as follows:  Tom and Robt. of Bucklin; George of San Bernadino, Calif.; Mrs. Myrtle Duncan of Bucklin, and Mrs. Olive Kelso of Ethel.

Besides these near loved ones she leaves 3 nieces, 13 nephews, many other relatives and friends.

During the early years in her life she was a teacher.  She taught in Macon and adjoining counties for 21 years and was loved and held in the highest esteem by her pupils and school acquaintances.

After the death of her mother she quit teaching and came home to act as a mother to the rest of the family.  She took care of her father until his death and then continued to keep for her brother Tom, with whom she lived at the time of her death.  Her love and devotion to her home and family portrays her true character and reveal those high ideal of true womanhood.

Miss Etta united with the Presbyterian church some 30 years ago, and was a devout member, giving of her time and means for the upbuilding of the cause of Jesus.  She attended the services of her church as long as her health would permit.

This departed loved one and friend had but very few faults and world of virtues.  She has now joined the realm of righteous spirits to await the coming of her Lord and Savior.

The clouds of sorrow hang deep and heavy upon those who new and loved this beautiful life and character, but her faith and the faith of the living in eternal things, lifts this curtain of darkness and then we all seem to hear the voice of our Savior so he says: “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Funeral services were held at the Larson Funeral Home in Bucklin Monday, March 15, at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. F. M. Tibbs.  Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald    March 18, 1943             


ARNOLD, Lucinda, Mrs.

Mrs. Arnold Dead


Mrs. Lucinda Arnold, familiarly known as grandma Arnold, a very estimable resident of the High Hill community just east of Marceline, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cal Henry, Saturday morning, June 14, 1913.  She had lingered long between life and death.

The deceased was early in life left a widow with a large family of children to support.  She braved the storms of life with true Christian fortitude and was always an inspiration to her large circle of friends as she proved herself master of every, trying situation in which she was often placed incident to the loss of her companion.  Not only caring for her own, but showing all through life a deep interest in others by being at the bedside of the sick.  Many have been ministered unto by her loving hand who now rise up and call her blessed.

She was seventy six years of age at the time of her death, had lived out her appointed time and as she often expressed it, “was anxious to go and be with her God.”

She was an excellent Christian woman, a member of the High Hill Presbyterian Church, a beloved mother, very affectionate to all her grand children and held in high esteem by a host of friends.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Geo. W. Saunders on Sabbath, June 15.  He was assisted by Rev. R. S. Maupin of Marceline.  A large audience gathered to say good bye to grandma Arnold.

She leaves two sons, Henry and John of Astoria, Ore., and three daughters, Mrs. Frank Klein and Mrs. Cal Henry of Marceline, and Mrs. Honeyman of Kansas City, Kans., twenty grand children, and a host of friends to mourn the loss of one so good.

There were many beautiful floral offerings as tributes to pleasant memories.

The body was interred in the Lingo cemetery.

(Deceased was the grandmother of Mrs. Rose Munson of Bucklin, and was well known here.  She has many friends in this vicinity, who will regret very much to learn of her death.)


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       June 27, 1913


AUBERRY, Ida (nee Boudreau)


Mrs. Ida Auberry (nee Boudreau) died at the home of her parents in St. Catherine, last Friday, of consumption.  Deceased was well known and had many friends in Bucklin.  She was about twenty one years old, and was married about four months ago, but was living with her parents at the time of her death.


The Bucklin Herald                            January 13, 1899


AUSTIN, Elizabeth


In Memoriam


Mrs. Elizabeth Austin was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, April 4, 1831, and died December 31, 1901, aged 70 years, 8 months and 27 days.  Mrs. Austin came with her husband from Illinois in 1856 and settled near Bucklin, where they raised a family of six girls who mourn the loss of a loving mother, the father and husband having preceded her to the spirit world.  Sister Austin united with the Christian Church and lived a consistent member until called from labor to her reward in the spirit world.  The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. L. Sipple January 1, after which all that is mortal of Sister Austin was laid to rest in the Bucklin Cemetery by the side of her husband, there to rest until the Master comes to awaken the sleeping dead from their long state of slumber to enter another state of life, in which the destiny of the children of men is forever fixed.  May the Lord bless the bereaved children and grandchildren in their hour of grief and trial that comes to all mortals until the Master shall call them one by one to pass, as mother did, through the valley of death to that country from which none ever return until the spirit comes to put the body on afresh.                                                                                                                   L.S.


The Bucklin Herald                              January 10, 1902





Died From Hemorages.


Sunday morning a report came to town that Victor Backman, living north of Bucklin, had died of hemorage of the lungs.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lindblad of Lindsburg, Kan., at the North Swede church north of Bucklin Tuesday afternoon.  Deceased was 23 years of age, a young man of good qualities, and his many friends sadly mourn his departure.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       May 10, 1912



BACKMAN, William Gustav




William Gustav Backman, son of Johnnas and Bettie Backman, was born in Varnland Sweden, May 24, 1861, and after an illness of some two months passed away at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Alvena Backman on Aug. 16, 1945, at the age of 84 years, 2 months and 22 days.

He came with his parents to this country in 1869 and settled in the Bucklin community, where his entire lifetime was spent as a farmer and carpenter.  At the age of 16 years he became a member of the North Swedish Lutheran church.

Two brothers one sister preceded him in death.  He leaves to mourn his passing one sister, Mrs. Anna Jacobson of Denver, Colo., a sister-n-law Mrs. Alvena Backman of the home, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Larson Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 18, conducted by Rev. F. H. Mittendorf with burial in the Swedish Lutheran cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                             August 23, 1945



BAKER, Alice Malinda (nee Ruse)  **



Alice Malinda Ruse was born Oct. 4th, 1854, near Jamestown, Ohio and died at her home near Bucklin, Mo., Aug. 14th, 1927.


She was united in marriage to W. D. Baker, of Macon county, Mo., Dec. 3rd, 1884.  To this union eight children were born.  Of which, four have gone on before.


Those who are left to mourn their loss are her husband W. D. Baker, and four children, Mrs. Mary Dowell, of Bucklin, Mo.; Albert Baker of Bucklin, Mo.; Mrs. Cleo Molloy, of New Cambria, Mo.; and Mrs. Merilean Johnson, of New Cambria, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Etta McClain, of Glendale, Texas, and ten grandchildren.


She was united to the Christian church in her early days.


She was a kind and loving wife and mother and was loved by all who knew her.


Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. A. O. Hallam.  Interment in Cash cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                    August 19, 1927







John Baker of Near New Boston Instantly Killed While Blasting With Dynamite


John Baker, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Baker of near New Boston, was instantly killed at Oskaloosa, Iowa, last Tuesday while blasting rock with dynamite.  The remains were brought home Thursday, and interment took place Friday in the New Boston cemetery.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and was buried with the beautiful rites of that order.  Deceased leaves a father, mother, and two sisters, besides a host of friends who had known him from childhood.  Deceased was 23 years of age.


The Bucklin Herald                 December 16, 1910



BAKER, Opal Rubey (nee Kinney)

A Sad Death


Many hearts were deeply touched, tears started in many eyes, when the word went forth that Opal Rubey Baker, beloved wife of Fred C. Baker, loved and admired by all with whom she came in contact, old and young, had suddenly been called from this life to the life beyond the river of death last Saturday, July 25.  Not yet 24 years old, her happy wedded life having continued but the brief span a year and a half, an only daughter, a veritable sunbeam in the home of her parents and in her own home to which she had gone but a few brief months since her untimely death was a shock and a grief to the entire community in which she lived and in which she had lived and grown from childhood to womanhood.

The deceased was the only daughter of Robert C. and Elizabeth Kinney and was born at the old Kinney homestead, near St. Catherine, January 18, 1891. When but a child she united with the Christian church at Bucklin and has held fast to the Christian faith during all the years of her short life.

She was married to Fred C. Baker, an enterprising young farmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Baker, December 25th, 1912.

Her bereaved husband, father and mother and six brothers, William F., James A., Robert K., Howard E., Bert and Calvin H. Jr., mourn their great loss.

The funeral, which was largely attended, there being more than fifty carriages in the procession, took place from the home, six miles north of Brookfield, Monday, July 27, at 2 o’clock p. m., conducted by Rev. John W. Payne, pastor of the New Garden Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. W. Thomas.

The pallbearers were:  E. O. Lambert, Albert Kuckuk, Ralph Ramsey, Guy Ramsey, Guy Cameron and Floyd Lambert.—Brookfield Gazette


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       August 7, 1914



BARNES, Annie Eliza (nee Richardson)  **



Annie Eliza Richardson Barnes, daughter of Mary and Fountain Richardson was born March 16, 1857, in Linn county near New Boston, Mo., and departed this life Oct. 2, 1943, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ida Richardson at Callao, Mo., at the age of 86 years 6 months and 16 days.

She was united in marriage to Wm. Thomas Barnes May 30, 1879 and to this union 8 children were born, Effie A. Babbitt of Fairland, Okla.; Ida G. Richardson of Callao and Julia Ann Stufflebean of New Boston; her husband and four children Mary F., Melvin J., Sarah E., and an infant son preceded her in death.

Mrs. Barnes became a member of the Methodist church in her early girlhood and remained a faithful member.

She is survived by three daughters, Ida Richardson, Effie Babbitt and Julia Stufflebean, one sister Mary McCollum of New Boston, one brother Fred Richardson of New Boston, 19 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends who knew her and she will be sadly missed.

Mrs. Barnes has one grandson in the service Pfc. Leonard S. Stufflebean stationed somewhere in Sicily.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. M. Mayhew of Callao at Nester Chapel three miles west of New Boston.  Burial was made in the nearby cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                   October 14, 1943






Odus Barrett was born in Bucklin, Mo., March 18, 1891, and departed this life at Cairo, Mo., Nov. 10, 1946, at the age of 55 years, 7 months and 23 days.

Most of his life was spent in this vicinity and Lawrence, Kans.  He was a member of the Church of God at Lawrence.  He served as superintendent of the Sunday school for a number of years.

Mr. Barrett leaves his wife and five daughters, Mrs. Cleaon Renshaw of Brookfield, Mo., Mrs. Fred Heckman of Brookfield, Mrs. Stanley Nowlan of Norborne, Mo., Miss Maudie Barret of Lawrence, Kans., his mother Mrs. Nannie Harper of Cairo, Mo., two sisters, Mrs. James Robinson of Huntsville, Mo., Mrs. Abner Burris of Cairo, and one brother Albert Barrett of Henrietta, Mo., besides the relatives mentioned a host of friends.


The Bucklin Herald                        November 14, 1946


(Yes, the obit does state five daughters, but only lists four.)


BARTON, Wharton




W. R. Barton of Laclede, brother of A. P. Barton, passed away at his home Monday evening, Jan. 21.  Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday from the Laclede Methodist church.  Mr. Barton was 93 years of age and was a Linn county business man for 67 years.  Seven years was spent at Brookfield and 60 at Laclede.

He is survived by the brother, three grandchildren, two nephews and one niece.  A. P. Barton is the only surviving member of a family of seven children, four sons and three daughters.


The Bucklin Herald                           January 24, 1946





Death of Mrs. Julia A. Baugher


Another pioneer citizen of Linn Co. in the person of Mrs. Julia A. Baugher was called to the better land on Tuesday of this week July 10, 1906.

She came to Linn Co., with her parents from Howard Co., Mo. where she was born and raised, in 1840 and lived continuously in one school district for about 66 years.

In 1841 she was married to Mr. A. H. Baugher with whom she lived until his death some three years ago.  Eight children were born to them three dying in infancy, one a soldier in the civil war, and four are still living with 16 grand children and one great grand child.

She became a member of the Baptist church in her youth and remained faithful until death caller her to her reward.  She retained her faculties until the last bidding her children good by but a moment before her eyes were closed forever.


The Bucklin Herald          July 13, 1906






Sgt. Vyvion D. Behrman, 22 years old, died in a hospital in France Feb. 14.  He had been moved there after having been wounded in action Feb. 13 in Germany.  Sgt. Behrman served almost two years in U. S. army, the last five months of which were spent overseas with the Third army, 101st Infantry, 26th Division.

He leaves to mourn him a wife, Mrs. Dorothy Behrman and 20 months old son William Dwane of 2745 Cypress St., Kansas City, Mo., a mother and father Mr. and Mrs. Harry Behrman and sister of New Cambria, and a multitude of relatives and friends.


The Bucklin Herald                        March 8, 1945



BELL, Joseph Harrison




Joseph Harrison Bell died at his home nine miles north of Bucklin on New Years morning 1899, was born in Boone County Mo., Dec. 19th, 1831 therefore was in his 68th year.  He was married Christmas day 1850 in Salisbury.  The father of 12 children four of whom are dead eight living one son Geo. F. Bell seven daughters, Mrs. Anna Speece, Mrs. Sell Baugher, Mrs. Dr. W. B. Scott, all of Linn co. also Mrs. Lizzie Phillipps and Mrs. Martha Nickerson of Oklahoma Territory, and Misses Cora and Ara Bell who with their brother, George are well known teachers in east Linn Co. and reside at the home stead with their parents.  Bro. Bell became a member of the Christian Church at the age of twenty and was baptized by Elder Buston of Salisbury Mo. was the leading Elder or Bishop of the New Boston congregation for over twenty years.

His zeal for the church, devotion to his family and love for friends and neighbors, also industry.  Honesty of purpose, and lover of Peace and good will to all, were very prominent characteristics of his life.  He was loved by the many who knew him.  The funeral services were held at the Pleasant Grove church, near his home Jan. 2nd conducted by the writer, assisted by W. W. Jones and Alfred Munyon.  He leaves his aged widow and family, and a home of loving friends to mourn their great loss.                       Theo F. Mayhew


The Bucklin Herald                January 13, 1899




BELL, Mary Ann (nee Jacks)



Mrs. Mary Ann Bell (Nee Jacks) was born near Fayette, Howard county, Mo., July 27, 1833, died near Bucklin, Mo., January 19, 1912, aged 78 years, five months and nineteen days.

Deceased was united in marriage to Joseph Harrison Bell December 25, 1851.  To this union twelve children were born, four dying in infancy.  The names of the living are as follows;  Mrs. Ann Speece, Mrs. S. W. Baugher, Mrs. W. B. Scott, Mrs. J. O. Vanosdol, Mr. George T. of Bucklin, Mo., and Mrs. Lizzie Phillips of Hope, North Dakota, Mrs. G. A. Nickerson of Caldwell, Idaho, Mrs. J. E. Anderson of Vancouver, Washington.

Mrs. Bell was a widow thirteen years, her husband having died January 1, 1899.  She became a member of the Christian Church very early in life, and became one of the charter members of the church at New Boston, Mo.  The faith that inspired her to obey the gospel was not only her comfort in life, but also her stay in death.  Although the mother of a large family, it was her very great joy to know that all her children had become members of the church in which she lived and died.  The writer shall never forget the cordial welcome that ever awaited him at the home of the deceased, and shall ever count Bro. and Sister Bell among his truest and best friends.

The funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant Grove Church Sunday, January 21, 1912, after which the remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Pleasant Grove cemetery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Thy work well done;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thy race well run;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thy crown well won.”

A.  Munyon


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       January 26, 1912


BENNETT, John W.  **



The funeral for John W. Bennett, who passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. C. Brown in Brookfield, Wednesday January 20, 1943 was conducted by Rev. I. O. Hall, Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the home and interment made in Rose Hill Cemetery.


Mr. Bennett was born December 11, 1853 in Sullivan county, Missouri and he spent practically his entire life in Linn County.  He was married to Miss Lucy Van Bebber in 1873.  Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bennett and those surviving are Lawrence Bennett, Mrs. Eva Brown, Mrs. Ada Deem, Vardamus Bennett, Mrs. Ida Bentz, and Mrs. Lacy Manley, all of Brookfield, and Mrs. Edna Arrington, of Forest City Arkansas.  There are ten grandchildren.


Mr. Bennett was widely known over all North Linn County and had lived to see the country grow from the primitive use of ox teams, the horse and buggy stage, to automobiles and airplanes.  He was a man of many good qualities and the members of his family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends, in the loss of their aged father.


The Bucklin Herald                              January 28, 1943



BERQUEST, Anna Maria




Died—eight miles north of Bucklin, Jan 17th Mrs. Anna Maria Berquest, age 81 years 6 months 20 days.  Grandma Berquest, with her husband and children were among the first Swedish people who settled in Linn county thirty years ago, from where three of her children and her husband have preceded her to their heavenly home.  Grandma was a woman who possessed qualities that made her an excellent wife and a loving and devoted mother.  She lived the religion she professed and while gentle, quiet and unassuming, yet she reigned a queen in her loved household.  She has been sick for over a year, and all that loving hands could do was done for her but at three p.m. on the above date, she fell asleep without pain or struggle, and her work doeth follow her.  Four children are left to mourn for their mother.  Alex Berquest of Chicago, Mrs. Mollie Huffman of Leavenworth Kansas and John and Fred Berquest who both reside in Linn county all were present at her death bed.


The Bucklin Herald                                 January 20, 1899




BERQUIST, Mrs. John (Mary)

Funeral Services Held Sunday for Mrs. John Berquist


Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the South Swede church for Mrs. Mary Berquist, wife of John Berquist, who died last Thursday at the age of 90 years.  The Rev. H. A. Manewal, a long-time friend of the family, came from McClouth, Kans., to conduct the services.

She was born in Sweden, Oct. 27, 1851.  At the age of 17 she came to America with her parents, three sisters and a brother, all of whom preceded her in death.

In her young womanhood she gave freely of her strength to the hardships of pioneering that faced all of the early settlers of the Swedish community scattered between Bucklin and New Boston.

On Oct. 27, 1876, she was married in Dallas, Tex., to John Berquist.  Three daughters were born to them, two of them having died in infancy.  Mr. Berquist’s work on the railroad took the family to nearby Fort Worth, and in their home there was food and lodging for the itinerant Methodist preachers who were pioneering in Christian work.  Services were held in their home until a church could be built.

Mrs. Berquist was a charter member of Fort Worth’s first W.C.T.U., and was an earnest, active worker.

She is survived by her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Holmlund , and three grandchildren, Gern and Carroll Wash and Earl Holmlund.


The Bucklin Herald                    April 30, 1942


BISHOP, Vinzen




Again this community is saddened by the passing of one of its pioneer and highly respected citizens and we gather here today to pay tribute to him.  I speak of Vinzen Bishop, son of Martin and Johana Bishop, who was born in Czechoslovakia November 18, 1868 and departed this life June 26, 1946.  He was at the time of his death, 77 years, 7 months and 7 days of age.

He came to this country with his parents at the age of four years, and settled in the New Boston vicinity.  Here he grew to manhood.

In 1893 he was united in marriage to Miss Rickie Yochim and established a home in this community where he has always lived with the exception of year and a half which was spent in Kansas.  Four children, three sons and a daughter, were born to this union.

He is survived by his devoted wife, a son, Carl, of near Brookfield, a daughter, Mrs. John Nowak of New Boston, and a son, Asthmus of the home.  An infant son preceded the father in death.

He also leaves three grandsons, Robert Bishop with the U. S. army in Germany, Kenneth Bishop of Iowa, and Wilford Nowak of New Boston; and a brother, Joe Bishop of Montana.

Two nephews and a niece, Ernest, Oscar, and Mary Jacklitch, orphaned at an early age, were taken into his home and were loved and provided for as he did for his own children and they too mourn for him as they would for a father.

He was at one time affiliated with the Catholic church but in his later years he transferred his interest to the New Boston churc.

Mr. Bishop had always engaged in the farming occupation until four years ago when was forced to retire because of ill health.  In this occupations he was successful and thru his thrift and industry, was able to provide well for himself and his family.

He had been in ill health for several years and had been confined to his bed for the past several months, bore his suffering with extreme patience.

Mr. Bishop was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor and a true friend and will be greatly missed in this community.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lloyd Morgan at the Christian church at New Boston Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m.  Interment was made in the New Boston cemetery under the direction of the Larson Funeral Service.


The Bucklin Herald                               July 5, 1946







Daniel Blodgett was born in Ondaigua County, New York, March 3, 1816.  Married Sarah Porter, of York state, to which union three children were born—Daniel, Clark and Anna.  Daniel Blodgett and Anna Lockwood, wife of Emory Lockwood, survive him. 

He moved to Bucklin in the year 1866, where he died March 10, 1901, age the age of 85 years and 7 days.

Mr. Blodgett had held the office of city marshal and street commissioner for twenty years, when his age prevented him holding the office longer, and then was elected city collector, which office he held when death call him.

He was a kind and indulgent father, an excellent neighbor and a good citizen.

The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Shook, were held at the M. E. Church in this city Tuesday afternoon, March 12, and the remains were interred in the old cemetery by the side of one of his grandchildren, his wife having been buried in New York state.

In the death of Mr. Blodgett his children have lost a loving father and Bucklin an honest and upright citizen.


The Bucklin Herald                         March 15, 1901




BLUE, Willis


Uncle Willis Blue, an old pioneer, died Friday about 3 o’clock and was buried Saturday afternoon at the Lingo cemetery, about 3 miles south of Lingo.  Mr. Blue was born in Kentucky in 1818, and moved to Missouri while quite young.  The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.


The Bucklin Herald                      May 7, 1900







Ralph Borron Takes Ounce of Carbolic Acid


Last Saturday evening between six and seven o’clock the citizens of Ethel, 12 miles northeast of Bucklin, were greatly shocked when the news went out that Ralph Borron, a young man just in the prime of life, had committed suicide by swallowing an ounce of carbolic acid, which caused his death in less than two hours.  He was a bright young man, and no one dreamed of him taking his own life.

From what information we were able to gather of this sad affair it seems that the young man had quarreled with his parents about something just before taking the drug.  It is stated that he refused to go home to supper saying he “would never go there to eat again,” at the same time taking the small phial from his pocket and drinking its contents before his father, who was near him, could prevent it.

We did not learn anything that would lead one believe that domestic trouble had anything to do with bringing this sorrow upon his family, but on the contrary his home was a most amiable one, and peace and happiness reigned supreme.

Deceased was married last May to Miss Tressa Riley of Marceline, and most of the time since his marriage he had worked in a general store for his father, W. H. Borron, at Ethel.

Some two months ago he and his wife went to Kansas City where, we understand, he went to work for the P. O. & G. Co., as telegraph operator, but they only stay about three weeks, when they returned to Ethel and he again went to work in the store with his father.

Deceased was quite well known in Bucklin, having at one time held the position of telegraph operator for the Santa Fe at this place.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Presbyterian church in Ethel at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Rev. W. H. Johnston of Callao.  Interment in the Ethel cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       November 17, 1911


BOWERS, James H.


P I O N E E R  D E A D

Had Been a Resident of Bucklin for Fifty Years


Monday morning, we were once more reminded of the sad intelligence that death is abroad in the land and the spoiler is among the works of the Almighty.

All that are born must die.

We have seen the beautiful rose on the house plant, spread its leaves to the morning sun.  We returned and behold it was dying on the stalk, its grace and form had gone, its loveliness had vanished, its leaves had fallen, to the ground and no one gathered them again.

So, it is with man, he comes forth in the pride of his strength, his cheeks glow with beauty, his limbs are full of activity, he walks, runs and leaps and rejoices that he is more excellent than the rose.

The grim reaper of death comes along and behold life departs from him, the breath leaves his nostrils, and he departs to another land.

The life of the rose is lost and decayed, my brother:  The life of man goes forth to God and lives forever.

James H. Bowers, born in Tennessee, January 8, 1827:  Died at the home of his sister, Mrs. M. E. Maddock, of Triplett, Saturday, October 1, 1910.

Funeral was held Sunday at the family residence and the remains were brought to Bucklin, Monday and laid to rest by the side of the remains of his wife in the Masonic Cemetery.

Deceased was 83 years of age and was one of the first to reside in Bucklin, having lived here for fifty years.  He was highly esteemed and loved by all who knew him and had been a faithful Christian and a member of the Methodist Church for nearly forty years.

He leaves a sister, Mrs. Lessie B. Greer, of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and two brothers, B. B. Bowers, of Triplett, and A. R. Bowers, of Hale.

A large number of friends and relatives of deceased, paid their last respects to the remains at the Methodist Church at 2 p.m. in this place, Monday services conducted by Rev. G. T. Rolston, Pastor.

A good man has gone.



The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       October 7, 1910


BOWERS, Mary J. (nee Harper)

Mrs. Mary J. Bowers


Died at the home of Wm. Morrison at Hobart, Oklahoma, Aug. 2, Mrs. Mary Julia Bowers widow of the late V. B. Bowers, at the age of 75 years and 22 days.

Mrs. Bowers was formerly Miss Mary J. Harper.  She was married to V. B. Bowers in Linneus in 1860 and to that union was born ten children, six of whom preceded her in death.

The children left to mourn their loss are Mrs. Blanche Morrison and Bettie Shook of Hobart, Oklahoma, Mrs. Nora Stanfill of Enid, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Effie Sportsman Marshall of Denton, Texas.

The deceased was a sister of Mrs. Jennie Titus of this city and Misses C. A. and Fannie Harper of Bucklin.  She was a resident of Bucklin and Linn county over forty years.

Mrs. Bowers was a woman of gentle kindly disposition, patient in suffering, highly respected and well beloved by all who knew her well.  She was laid to rest in the city cemetery at Hobart, Okla., Sunday morning.—Marceline Journal


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       August 16, 1912



BOWERS, Robert


Gone Before


Little Robert, the little four year old son of John and Jessie Bowers, died Tuesday morning of membranous croup.  The little sufferer was sick only a few days.

The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire community.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       January 29, 1909


BREWER, William Jefferson



William Jefferson Brewer was born in Beardstown, Ill., July 6th, 1841, and died at his home in Bucklin, Mo., October 6th, 1913.  He was a son of Henry and Mary Ann Brewer, who moved to Missouri in 1853, and settled in Chariton County.  He was only 12 years old when he came to Missouri.  He enlisted in the 18th Missouri Infantry in the Union Army.  He was married to Miss Amanda M. Barbee of Linn Co., Mo., on the 8th of August 1865.  To this union five sons and four daughters were born.  On daughter died in September, 1887.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amanda M. Brewer of Bucklin, Mo., and five sons, Henry Brewer of Lockman, Iowa, Wm. Brewer of Winigan, Mo., Johan and Luther Brewer of Kingsburgh, Cal., and Alonzo Brewer of Selma, Cal., and three daughters, Mrs. Emma Webber of New Boston, Mo., Mrs. Mary M. Short of Kansas City, Kansas, and Mrs. Lottie Ellis of Los Angeles, Cal. and two brothers, Frank Brewer of Keytesville, Mo., and Jesse Brewer of Alba, Iowa, and a sister, Artemiss Payne of Brookfield, Mo., also a half brother, Charles Brewer of Colorado.

After his marriage he lived three years in Chariton County, and then in 1868 he moved to Linn County and settled in the Switzer neighborhood, where he resided until seven years ago when he moved to Bucklin where he remained until his death.  He lived 72 years and 5 months.  He died suddenly of heart failure.  Every attention was given in those last moments he lived.  Doctors Cantwell and Scott were summoned at once and did all that medical skills could do.

Mr. Brewer was a good citizen, a kind and loving husband and father.  He had the respect, confidence and esteem of his old comrades and the many friends and neighbors.  He sudden taking away is mourned by all, and he will be cherished in memory by a host of relatives and friends.

After a brief service in the home Sunday morning Oct. 12, 1913, the remains were taken to Switzer Chapel where the funeral services were conducted by J. M. England, pastor of the Methodist Church of Bucklin, Mo., and interment was made in the cemetery by the Chapel, near his old home.  A multitude of people attended the funeral services and following him to his last resting place.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       October 17, 1913


BROWN, James Woods




Died at his home seven miles north of Bucklin and nine miles west of Benson, Mr. J. W. Brown with stomach trouble.  Mr. Brown has been afflicted the greater part of his life, trying almost every medical treatment that he heard of, but none seemed to do him any good.  And for the last five years has been unable to do anything whatever.  His remains were carried to the Pleasant Grove cemetery where Rev. J. E. Maguire preached his funeral.  There was the largest attendance that ever witnessed a burial of Pleasant Grove church.  James Woods Brown was born February 26th, 1848 in Mansfield Ohio, removed with his parents first to Iowa and then to Missouri in the spring of 1859.  United with the Pleasant Grove Baptist church in the fall of 1867.  Was married to Miss Lou Cable April 22, 1875, died May 30, 1899.  Age 51 yrs 3 months 4 days.  He leaves a wife, four sons and four daughters.  Mr. J. W. Brown was one of the most well known farmers around here.  His many friends as well as his family will miss him.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A FRIEND

The Bucklin Herald                        June 9, 1899




BROWN, Joseph

Called to Rest


Joseph Brown was born in Macon County, Missouri, March 22, 1837, and died at his home in Callao, September 3, 1909, aged 72 years, 5 months and 11 days.  In his early manhood, he and his parents lived in Bucklin.  His first wife was a Miss Jones.  After her death, he was married to a Miss Mott by whom he had four daughters.  After her death, he married a Mrs. Minteer, who survives him.

In 1867, he was converted in the old schoolhouse in Bucklin, under the ministry of Rev. Mumpower, and lived a conscientious Christian life until he was called away last Friday.

In the ‘60s, he joined the Masonic order, at Bucklin, but when he moved to Callao, he transferred his membership to the Callao Lodge.  The funeral last Sunday was preached by Rev. Mumpower, who had received him into the Methodist church in Bucklin.  The burial was under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       September 10, 1909





Allen Brownlee was born near Wyandotte, July 27, 1854, and passed away Jan . 25, 1924, aged 69 years, 5 months and 28 days.

He was married to Miss Laura Pankey, Jan. 13, 1878.  Two children were born, a son and a daughter.  The son passed away four years ago.  His wife and daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Yount mourn their loss.

Mr. Brownlee was converted and joined the Methodist church forty-five years ago and has remained faithfully in the fellowship of that church since.

Funeral services were conducted at Wyandotte church Sunday at 2:00 p.m., by Rev. J. A. Medley.  Interment in the nearby cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                    February 1, 1924





James Brownlee was born June 19, 1844, near Bucklin, Mo., and died Sept. 4, 1927, at his home in Ethel, Mo., at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 13 days.  He was one of a family of 8 children of David and Elizabeth Brownlee.

He was united in marriage to Eliza A. Dunham Feb. 2, 1866.  To which union was born 7 children:  Arthur O. Brownlee, of Grove Springs, Mo.; Minnie B. dying in childhood; Mrs. E. R. Davis, of New Boston; Mrs. W. O. Byler, of Macon; H. W. Brownlee, of Bucklin;  M. D. Brownlee, of New Cambria; Mrs. C. M. Townsend, of Ethel.  Besides his children he leaves to mourn his death his wife, 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and two sisters.

For a number of years he was a member of the Baptist church at Pleasant Grove and when he moved to Ethel he united with the Christian church.

He had spent his life in Linn and Macon counties, in the vicinity of Ethel and Bucklin, and was considered by all who knew him as one of the county’s most honored citizens.  He was mustered into military service during the Civil War Feb. 2, 1862 and was mustered out of service a 4th Sargent of Company D and G consolidated July 1865.  He was never captured but was wounded in the battle of Shiloh.  He was proud of his military record and during the World War he often wished to be young again and enlist in the service of his country.

The funeral service consisted of comforting words from Rev. Morrow, of the Christian church at the home; and the funeral service was held from the Bucklin Christian church by Rev. D. Art Ray, pastor of the Ethel Presbyterian church.  Interment in Masonic cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       September 9, 1927


BRUMFIELD, Martha Agnes (nee Redding)




Martha Agnes Redding, daughter of Felix and Cecelia Redding, was born at Bucklin, Mo., Oct. 11, 1873, and passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Geo. Russell in Columbia, Mo., Feb. 16, 1947.  She was united in marriage to Wm. R. Brumfield in 1902.  To this union three children were born, Beulah, wife of S. B. Ryeland of Seattle, Wash., Bobbie, wife of Geo. Russell of Columbia, and Millard Brumfield of Columbia.  The husband and father passed way in May, 1928.

Mrs. Brumfield had been in failing health for a number of years, and gave up her home in Bucklin to live with her daughter in Columbia.

She is survived by two daughters, the son, four sisters, Mrs. E. N. Heaton of Bucklin, Mrs. Melvin Chase of Omea, Wis., Mrs. Nan Oliver of Dallas, Tex., Mrs. Chris Gilbert of Marceline.  Two brothers, I. S. Redding of Bucklin, James R. Redding of Dallas, Tex., six grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted from the Bucklin Methodist church by the pastor, Rev. Cash Wyble, Tuesday, Feb. 18th.  Burial at the Wyandotte cemetery under the direction of the Larson Funeral Service.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                  February 20, 1947



BUCK, Dianthia (nee Letteer)

In Memorium


Dianthia Buck, nee Letteer, was born in New Jersey, September 16, 1839, and died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Otis Scott, in Bucklin, Mo., November 22, 1914.  She was therefore, seventy five years two months and six days old.

When six years old she moved with her parents to Pa., and to the state of Missouri in February 1867.  Miss Letteer was married to Isaac M. Buck in 1860, and to this union were born seven children, four boys and three girls, four of whom are living: namely Ira M., who lives near this city, Samuel M., of South Dakota, Geo. S., of Bolckow, Mo., and Mrs. Otis Scott of this city.

Mrs. Buck at one time belonged to the Baptist church but did not renew her church relations after moving to the Buck home in the neighborhood of Wyandotte.

She had been afflicted since 1902 with paralysis and was strickened down while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Scott, two weeks ago, and for a week before her death had been unable to speak.  She believed that the time of her departure from this life was near, and wished for death that she might be relieved of her suffering.  She trusted in the Lord Jesus, who died that we might live, and to whom she had committed herself for time and eternity.

The funeral was from the Wyandotte Church, and was conducted by Rev. Marion Moore.  The interment was in the cemetery back of the church.

Farewell mortality:

Jesus is mine

Welcome, eternity

Jesus is mine

Welcome, O loved and blest,

Welcome sweet scenes of rest,

Welcome, my Savior’s breast:

Jesus is mine.--***


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       November 27, 1914


BUCK, Hazel Dora




Hazel Dora Buck, the infant daughter of S. M. and Pearl Buck was born Sept. 28, 1908 and died Feb. 9, 1909 being just 5 mo. and 8 days old.  Although her stay was so short with us, she remained long enough to entwine herself into our very lives; being a sufferer almost the entire short life.  All was done that loving hands and medical skill could do to prolong her stay with us but all in vain.  The funeral services were held at Wyandotte church by H. W. Buckner, and her remains laid to rest there.  To the sorrowing parents we would say weep not as those who have no hope but live so as to be able to meet her on the other shore where she has gone to Him who has said “Suffer the children to come unto me and forbid them not for she’s in the Kingdom of Heaven”.

We had a little treasure once,

She was our joy and pride,

We lover her oh! Perhaps too well,

For soon she slept and died.

All is dark within our dwelling,

Lonely are our hearts to day,

For the one we loved so dearly,

Has for ever passed away.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       March 19, 1909


BUCKLEY, Cornelius

Cornelius Buckley Dead


Cornelius Buckley died at his home east of St. Catherine Saturday, May 31, 1913, at 2:05 a.m., at the age of 78 years, 7 months and 7 days, after a year and a half of failing health.  The funeral under direction of M. Y. Rusk, was held at 10 o’clock Monday morning at Immaculate Conception Church with Solemn Requiem mass, Rev. F. P. Cummins acting as celebrant; Rev. J. J. Kennedy of Chillicothe as deacon, instead of Rev. D. J. Freeley of the Rockford, Ill., diocese, preached the funeral sermon; and Rev. P. J. Cullen of Marceline was sub-deacon.  Mrs. Elizabeth Noll sang the Requiem and Miss Mary McGrail presided at the organ.  Interment was made in St. Michael cemetery.

Mr. Buckley was born in Ireland October 24, 1834, and came from there to Illinois before settling at St. Catherine forty years ago.  He served in the Civil war in a regiment made up entirely of Irish Catholics from Illinois.

Deceased leaves a widow and four children, William of Palmyra, Mo., David J., Cornelius and Miss Mary of St. Catherine.  Miss Sarah O’Connor—of Chillicothe was here to attend the funeral.—Linn County Budget


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       June 6, 1913


BURCH, Dillie (nee Ross)




Again the death angel has made a visit in our near neighborhood, and this time, he gathered a sheaf of ripened grain.

Dillie Ross was born in Kentucky, May 1, 1812.  When about three years old, she came with her parents to Howard County, Mo.  After a few years residence, there, they moved to old Bloomington, Macon County, where she grew to womanhood.  Here she met Hughes Burch, and they were married about the year 1827.  To this union thirteen children were born, six daughters and seven sons, all of whom grew to maturity except two, who died in infancy.

Grandma Burch, as everyone who knew her would fondly call her, lived the balance of her life in the vicinity of Bloomington.  In 1865, she was bereft of her earthly helpmate, Grandpa Burch having been laid to rest in that year.

In early girlhood she professed a living faith in Christ, and lived a consistent Christian life, and when her spirit was called above, she passed away in the triumph of a living faith.  She died February 6th, 1908, at the ripe age of 95 years, 9 months and 5 days.

She is survived by two children, Mrs. Jane Whitfield and Mrs. Amanda Cook, both of whom live in the vicinity of Bloomington. 

Short services were held at the residence of Mrs. Cook, where Grandma died, services being conducted by a missionary Baptist minister, after which all that is mortal of Grandma Burch was laid to rest in the old Ross Cemetery, beside the remains of her husband, on Friday, February 7th, at one o’clock.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Written by her grandson,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        T. C. Wright


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       February 14, 1908


BURK, Jasper C.





The subject of this sketch was born in Randolph Co. Mo., near Huntsville, on Jan. 20, 1831.  His parents, Thomas T. Burk and wife, moved to the farm now owned by Pleas Tuttle, when he was a small boy.  They kept a tavern and store at this place several years.  Here he grew to manhood, in the Zion country, and on June 19, 1852, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Brammer.  To this union four children were born.  Two of the children died in infancy, Thomas W. and Mrs. May Davis growing to maturity.

He was converted in early manhood, and he and wife, were baptized into the Primitive Baptist Church, at West Union, on the day following their marriage.  They commenced house keeping on the farm now owned by Dave Herbert.  Shortly after the close of the war, he and his father opened a store in Bucklin, about where the Santa Fe depot now stands.  They were in business here about six years, then Mr. Buck moved to the farm he owned two miles north of Bucklin, in the spring of 1872.  There he lived until a year ago, when they moved again to Bucklin.  They have lived in town since, until death called him home, Feb. 10, 1910, at the ripe age of 79 years, and 21 days.

He lived the life of a Christian and a gentleman.  He was loved and respected by all who knew him, and died in the triumphs of a living faith in the God, he had served so long and faithfully.

The funeral was held at the house, Rev. Geo. E. Edwards, of Macon, conducting the services.  After which the burial was by the Masonic fraternity.  He was a charter member of Bucklin Lodge, No. 233, A.F. & A.M..  The interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       February 18, 1910


BURKE, William




William Burke was born March 18, 1890, about four miles north west of Bucklin.  He has lived in the vicinity of this city all his life.  Last winter he made a complete surrender of his life to the will of the Master, since which time has lived a devoted Christian life.  Three weeks ago last Tuesday, he was taken violently ill with kidney trouble.  He became unconscious almost immediately, and was conscious only a few minutes at a time after that.  His sufferings were intense in the extreme.  On Friday, April 2, the summons came.  He had given the assurance that all was well, that he was ready and willing to go up to receive his reward.  He was 18 years and 14 days old.

The funeral was held from the Methodist church Saturday, conducted by Rev. Buckner.  The text was 1 Cor. 13:12, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face; now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known.”  The church was filled by the friends of Willie, almost the entire Sunday School in attendance.  The Sunday School presented a beautiful wreath for the casket, as a silent reminder of the high esteem in which he was held by the pupils.

The church people did everything they could to assist Mr. and Mrs. Burke and to comfort them in this sad hour of bereavement.  The family have the sympathy of the entire community


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       April 9, 1909



BURNETT, Ella Sophia  (nee Cash)  **



Tuesday evening , Oct. 12, Mrs. Wm. J. Burnett passed away at her home near Bucklin at the age of 79 years.

Funeral services were conducted from the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Elder J. C. Jones of Plattsburg.  He was assisted by Elder S. L. Pettus of Macon.  Interment in Rose Hill cemetery Brookfield.

Ella Sophia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cash, was born near Bucklin, Mo., Jan. 29, 1867 and spent her entire life in the same community.

On Jan. 14, 1886 at her father’s home, she was married to Wm. J. Burnett and to this union 10 children were born, six of whom survive:  Mrs. Susan Bradley and Lee Burnett, Bucklin, Neil, Grandon and Chas. Burnett, all of Nora Springs, Iowa, and Mrs. Louella McClintock of Walnut, Kans.  Besides the sorrowing husband and children Mrs. Burnett leaves 23 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three brothers and many other relatives.

Mrs. Burnett was a member of the Primitive Baptist church and was ever true to its teachings.  She was a good neighbor, a loyal friend, a loving wife, mother, and sister, whose memory will ever live in the hearts of her loved ones.


The Bucklin Herald                                October 21, 1943





Gladys Burnett Dead


Miss Gladys Burnett died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Burnett, southeast of town, Sunday morning at 11:00.  Here she was born Feb. 17, 1889, and spent her short life, but gathered in that time a wide circle of friends.  She attended the schools here and finished the course.

The funeral services were conducted at the home at 2 p.m., by Elder G. E. Edwards, of Macon, of the Primitive Baptist church, of which Gladys became a member eight years ago.  The large attendance at the services attested the sympathy of the people in the community for the family in their bereavement.

The interment was at the Elmwood cemetery where sleeps the body of the loved young girl who was so early called to cross the dark river.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       May 31, 1912


BURNETT, Thomas J.


Died At The Age of 75


Thomas J. Burnett, was born in Carroll Co., Va., April 8, 1837 and departed this life April 9, 1912.  Aged 75 years.

He was married to Mrs. Sarah Bowers of Virginia, Aug. 10, 1857.  To this union four children were born, two boys and two girls.

His wife and two children proceeded him to the Better World, and two survive him.  Mrs. Vinie Glasgow, of Texas, and a son, John Burnett, at who’s home he died.  He also leaves sixteen grand children and fifteen great grand children beside a host of friends to mourn his departure.

He joined the Methodist Church South, under the Ministery of W. W. Dockery, and has continued a stead fast and constant Christian and a member of the Church at Switzer Chapel every since.  He was a good man, a kind neighbor and found father.  He has been a sufferer for ten years, but bore his suffering with patience and often made mention to his children, Blessed assurance all was well and he had no fear of death, but was anxious and ready to go.

Funeral services was conducted by Rev. C. L. Hess, at Switzer Chapel.  After which we laid his body to rest in the Cemetery of Switzer Chapel to await the resurrection of the dead who die in the Lord.                           A Friend


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       April 12, 1912


BURNETT, William F.



Wm. F. Burnett, familiarly known to all his friends as Fred, passed away at the age of 59 years at the Brookfield hospital about 11:30 Thursday night and the body was brought to New Cambria in the Gilleland ambulance.

He was born in Macon county Aug. 1, 1884, and spent most his life in the Zion community northwest of New Cambria.

He was married to Miss Melvina Alice Conklin Sept. 17, 1905, and to this union five sons and one daughter were born.

He is survived by his wife and sons and daughter namely, Wm. E., Charles and Arthur of San Diego, Calif., and Evert and Edward of the home and Mrs. Eva Head of Bucklin; two grandchildren and two brothers John Burnett of Marceline and Walter Burnett of Clarence and one sister Mrs. Lizzie Cash of Florence, Kans.

Funeral service will be held at the New Cambria Presbyterian church at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon and the Masonic lodge of Bucklin will also conduct their services.

Funeral arrangements will be in charge of the Gilleland Service.


The Bucklin Herald                    September 30, 1943


BURRIS, Charles P.




Charles P. Burris, son of Wm. D and Adeline Burris, was born Oct. 17, 1893, died at the home of his parents in Bucklin Mo., April 11, 1902.  This tender lad of eight short summers is the second child that these grief stricken parents have been called to surrender to the hand of death since last October.  He had been sick for more than a year, and for the past six months seemed lingering between life and death, until all vitality seemed exhausted, his pale and emaciated form only left to tell of the unequal struggle.  These lights of home when lost to our view, become jewels of him who said, “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.”

Funeral services were conducted at the home at two p.m. Apr. 13, by E. A. Hogan in the presence of friends and relatives, and a large number of citizens of the town, after which the remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery.

                                                                                                                  E. A. H.


The Bucklin Herald                           April 18, 1902




BURRIS, Gracie Alle (nee Siemons)




Gracie Alle Siemons was born Feb. 11, 1891, at New Cambria, Mo., died at her home in Bucklin, Nov. 23, 1924, age 43 years, 9 months and 9 days.

She was united in marriage to Henry Burris, Feb. 15, 1899.  To this union was born eleven children:  Dena, Gladys, Virgil, Carl, Jewel Nina, Ruby Bernice, Ralph, Levoine Dale, Richard Lee, Donna Jane, one child dying in infancy.  Besides her family she leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. D. O. Jones, Macon, Mo.; Mrs. Walter Houghton, New Cambria, Mo., Onno and Rino of New Cambria.

She was christened into the Lutheran church at the age of six years.  She later united with the Christian church at Bucklin.

She spent her girlhood days and part of her married life in the vicinity of New Cambria, later moving to Bucklin, where she resided until her death.

Through all her life she was noted for her devotion to her husband and family.  She was an ideal wife, mother and friend.  Her often expressed wish was that she might live to rear her family and to see them useful men and women.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Alfred Munyon.  Burial in Masonic cemetery.


She is not dead this one you fancied dead,

But in the path we mortals tread

Got some few trifling steps ahead,

And closer to the end,

So that you too –once past the bend,

Will see and love again

This one you fancied dead.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       November 28, 1924


BURRIS, Henry James  **



Henry James Burris was born April 15, 1877, at New Cambria, Mo., and died at his home in Bucklin Oct. 30, 1927, aged 50 years, 6 months and 15 days.

He was united in marriage to Grace Allie Siemans Feb. 15, 1898.  To this union eleven children was born.  They are:  Dena Bramer, Virgil, Jewel, Ruby, Ralph, Levoine, Richard and Donna Jane, of Bucklin, Gladys of Brookfield, and Carl of Minnesota.  One child and the wife preceeded him in death.

Besides his family he leaves five sisters and three brothers;  Mrs. Henry Behrman, Mrs. Mae Teters of Bucklin, Mrs. Joe Jenkins, Mrs. Ann Milliron of New Cambria, Mrs. John Detrich of Kansas City, Jess of Marceline, William of Bucklin, Albert of Novinger.

He spent his boyhood days and part of his married life in the vicinity of New Cambria, later moving to Bucklin where he resided until his death.

He was a devoted husband and father, a good neighbor and a true friend.  He will be sadly missed by a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Alfred Munyon.  Interment in the Masonic cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                  November 4, 1927



BURRIS, Myrtle


Myrtle, the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burris, of this place, died Monday night and was buried Wednesday afternoon.  We extend sympathy to the bereaved parents.


The Bucklin Herald                      October 11, 1901




BYLER, John Gilbreath

Died in Oklahoma


Mrs. W. O. Davolt of this city received the sad news last Friday of the death of her father, J. G. Byler, at the home of his son, Fred Byler, in Hastings, Okla.  after only a short illness.

John Gilbreath Byler was born in Cooper County, Mo., Sept. 24, 1832, and died in Hastings, Okla., Thursday, July 19, 1924, being at the time of his death 90 years, 8 months and 25 days old.

He was united in marriage to Miss Drucilla Adcock April 16, 1856, who preceded him to the great beyond 39 years ago last June.

To this union was born 9 children all of whom are living except the oldest, H. A. Byler, who died a few years ago at his home near Ethel.  Those who survive are:  Mrs. W. O. Davolt of this city, Mrs. J. R. Ray of Vona, Colorado, Mrs. W. F. Troutman of Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Ephriam Teter of Elkhart, Kansas, N. W. Byler of Ethel, W. B. Byler of Marceline, C. P. Byler of McRea , Montana and Fred Byler of Hastings, Okla.

Deceased united with the Christian church in an early day and had since lived a consistent Christian life.  The last time the writer talked to “Uncle John” as we were pleased to call him, he said that he had lived up his days of usefulness and was ready to go.  This was just a short time before he left for Oklahoma.

He was well known in East Linn and West Macon counties, and his large number of friends will be grieved to learn of his death.


The Bucklin Herald                                  July 27, 1923



CAHOON, infant son of Lafe



The four year old son of Lafe Calhoun and wife, of Route 3, died Tuesday morning at three o’clock of whooping cough and pneumonia.  The little body was lad to rest in the Switzer Chapel Cemetery, at three o’clock Wednesday.  The bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       May 13, 1910





At ten o’clock a. m. Oct. 30, 1908.  The exhausted frame of Louis Callond fell into its final sleep at his quiet home 2 miles east of St. Catherine.  The sleeper was born in France, ninety one years ago last August.  In his native land he had mastered the art of carpet and silk weaving and after coming to America worked at his trade in Trenton N. J. and Philadelphia Pa.  While in the latter city in 1849, he made the acquaintance of Miss Rosa, an Irish lass to whom he was joined in marriage.  To this happy union four children were born two sons and two daughters.  The family came to Missouri in 1861.  Since that time both sons, the wife and mother have gone to their final reward.

Father Callond had a good mind and a retentive memory.  He had a close acquaintance with the manners morals and mutations of his native France, and had a liberal knowledge of American History.  He was an orderly citizen and a quiet neighbor, was a devoted husband, an affectionate father and had an abiding faith in the Christian religion.

His daughter Mary being absent from home most of the time for last 25 years, he has lived with his daughter Louisa, an excellent woman, who has managed the farm successfully and provided a comfortable living.  This daughter tenderly nursed her mother during the last years of her severe affliction.  During the last 15 years she has bestowed all that tender affection on her father that a fond mother could bestow on her helpless babe, providing for him by day and night every attention and delicacy that means and affection could provide.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                  November 6, 1908



CAMPBELL, Dorothy Elizabeth

Infant Daughter Dies


Last week while we were enjoying the pleasure of reporting a little lady at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ward C. Campbell, we were sadly shocked, almost before the ink was dry the report came back that the little one had passed away to the bright beyond.  The little body was laid at rest Thursday in the Masonic cemetery.  The parents have the sympathy of many friends.


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                       May 17, 1912

(Death certificate states Dorothy Elizabeth Campbell)



CARRIKER, Chester  **




Chester Fay, son of Jake and Mary Carriker passed away at the home of his son, Jim, in Bucklin on February 2, 1943.  He was born in Bucklin on April 7, 1866 and was 76 years, 9 months and 26 days old at the time of his was spent in this life was spent in this community.


Martha Malloy became his bride in January 24, 1899 and nine children were born of this union four of whom preceeded the father in death.  The wife passed away a little more than two year ago.  Surviving are two sons and three daughters Charley, of Rubio, Iowa; Frances Guggerty, Peoria, Ill. Mary Dilley, Oskaloosa, Iowa; Jim of Bucklin and Allie Fisher of New Sharon, Iowa.


Twenty –six grand children, seventeen great grandchildren other relatives and friends.


In the hearts of his children he lives to be remembered as a kind and loving father.


The Bucklin Herald                    February 11, 1943


CARTER, George




Found by the Santa Fe Track Sunday morning


Last Sunday morning the friends of former neighbors of Geo. Carter were startled by the intelligence that he had been found dead, about a mile and a quarter southwest of town, on the Santa Fe railroad grade, a few feet from the ends of the ties.  He was discovered there, cold and stiff in death, by Pat Graham.  Some deeds which had fallen from his pockets had convinced Mr. Graham that the dead man was either Mr. Carter or an Ethel man who was the other party in the deed.  John Snider a brother-in-law of the deceased was called to identify him.  Mr. Carter who for several years has been a business man in Marceline, was at times addicted to the excessive use of strong drink which indirectly at least was responsible for his death.  He had been at Ethel, on business last Saturday, and in a drunken condition was returning home on the Santa Fe local, which left Bucklin about dark.  He had paid his fare as far as Bucklin but when the conductor attempted to collect the fare to Marceline, Carter failed to pay, and the train was stopped and Carter was put off.  It was a fearful night, cold and a northwest wind which soon carry a chill to the very marrow of a strong man’s bones, much less to a man already in a drunken stupor as was Mr. Carter.  When Mr. Carter was found, there were no evidences of violence, yet his head and face were covered with blood.  His family had the remains taken home to Marceline, where the Coroner was called and summonsed a jury to investigate the matter.  The verdict was ; “cause of death unknown.”  There are various conjectures as to the immediate cause of his death, and the indications are that there will be a litigated case between the family of the deceased and the Santa Fe company.


Mr. Carter was about fifty-five years old, was a soldier in the civil war, and since early manhood, a resident of Bucklin township until going to Marceline to engage in business.


The Bucklin Herald                          March 17, 1899





At Rest

James Carter was born Dec. 23, 1823, in Tazewell county, Virginia of English parentage.  Here he lived until he was about 28 years old.  In 1845 he was married to Miss Sarah Hendricks whom he had known since childhood.  To this union four sons and one daughter were born, the last two being born in Linn county, Mo., In 1854 he with his family removed to Missouri, settling in Randolph county for the winter, coming on to Linn county the spring of 1855.  He settled in Linneus for one year then came to the Bucklin vicinity, where he spent the remainder of his life.

On June 13, 1880, he was bereaved of his earthly companion.  Marrying again about 1882, to Mrs. Warren, they lived together about 18 years, when he was again bereaved of his wife.  About 1900 he was married to Miss Jane Smith, who survives him.

For the last five years they have lived with the children, as they were too feeble to take care of themselves.  After coming to Mo. he was converted and united with the Methodist Church.  But afterward became one of the Charter members of the Christian Church at Bucklin.

Uncle Jim, as he was fondly called by those who know him best, always lived a conscientious Christian life, devoted the cause of the Christ he loved and served so long and faithfully.  And when the summons came on Sunday morning, June 14, 1908, he was fully prepared to go, feeling he had performed every duty that had devolved upon him.

He was gathered home like a ripened sheaf, at the advanced age of 84 years, 5 months and 21 days.

The funeral was held at Wyandotte Church, Monday, June 15, at 11:00 o’clock.  The services were conducted by Eld. A. Munyon, after which the remains were laid to rest beside those of his first wife, in the Wyandotte cemetery.  The large concourse of people attending gave evidence of the high esteem in which he was held by all who knew him.

The Bucklin Herald                    June 19, 1908




Obituary  (Contributed)


James Carter was born in Tazewell County, Virginia, December 23rd, 1823. 

There among the rocks and mountains he spent his boyhoods days.

Being of a large family with father of only moderate means, who could not afford to educate his children to any great extend in those days the early advantage of him of whom we write were not of the best.

At the age of twenty one he was married to Mrs. Sallie Hendricks, whom he had known and loved since childhood.  While yet to Virginia there, was born to the union three sons, George, Alex and Press.

Naturally ambitious, and energetic, with a longing to secure greater temporal blessings and advantages for his family than that land of rocks and springs could possibly yield, (for as yet they knew but little of the untold wealth that lay beneath them) he turned his eyes toward the great north west and chose for his goal, “Missouri, fair land of promise.”

It will not be known this side of eternity, the extent of the struggle this father and mother made as they bade farewell to their native home, so kindred and all earthly friends and started on that long and tedious voyage this untried wilderness.

Reaching here in 1854, the year of the droth, their labors were hard and their disappointments and heartaches were many.  There was born to them in Missouri a son, Ralph Napoleon, and a daughter, Sallie.

The father chose a site for permanent home stead about four and 1 ½ miles north west of Bucklin.  Here the children were reared in a home where love devotion and self sacrifice were every where evident, and were rightly prepared for the great battle of life.

In 1880, the mother was called into the great beyond.  The father James Carter, was afterwards, married to Mrs. Jemima Warren with whom he lived happily for almost a score of years; when the Death Angel again entered the home taking the wife.

In 1900, he was again married to Jane Smith, of Bucklin, who survives him.

Never was aged man blessed with a more faithful companion than was he in his last days with what tender anxious solicitude she cared for him, so patiently cheerfully and untiringly until his death on the night of June 13th 1908.  On Monday, June 15th, his remains were laid to rest in Wyandotte cemetery.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Alfred Munyon, pastor of deceased.  The body of this dear old father, was followed to the grave by a host of sorrowing relatives and friends.  A stepson Jonathan Hendricks.  All of the children except the oldest son, George, who died a few years before.  Fifteen grandchildren, and seventeen great children are left to mourn the loss of a kind, indulgent father and grandfather.

“Dearest grandfather there will ever linger in our hearts kind memories of the devoted life.

In our hearts there is left an aching void for thou didst so sympathize with us in all our sorrows and disappointment and rejoice with us in all our joys.

Our burning tears fall quickly when we remember how proud thou wert of each victory gained by thy loved ones, how sad thou wert at their defeats.  But dear Grandpa we will not too deeply grieve, remembering that thou didst so often say, because of the weariness of that tired old body, “only waiting” and knowing that thou didst answer so gladly to the call, we will dry our tears and so live that we may clasp hands with thee on the shores of the unknown.



The Bucklin Herald                    June 26, 1908


CASH, Ambrose




Ambrose Cash passed away Friday, Jan. 5th, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ionia Burtrum of St. Joseph.  He was the son of Lloyd and Mary Cash, pioneers of the community south of Bucklin.  He was born in 1858 and grew to manhood on the Cash homestead.  He was married in 1881 to Lula Cody and established a home on a farm south of his father, where he lived until 1905.  Ten children were born.  The wife and four children survive and also two brothers.  Thornton Cash of St. Joseph and Cyrus Cash of Kansas City.  He was a brother of the late Mrs. Wm. Burnett.


The Bucklin Herald                    January 11, 1945




CASH, Joshua M.




J. M. Cash was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, February 1, 1829, and died at his home in Bucklin, Linn County, Mo., April 21, 1901, aged 72 years, 2 months and 21 days.  Bro. Cash came with his parents to Missouri in early life, while a boy, and settled on a farm in Chariton County.  He was converted to Christ in early life and joined the C. P. Church, of which he died a member and one of the ruling elders in the church of his choice.  Bro.  Cash came to Linn County in 1849 or ’50.  He was twice married.  His present wife was Mrs. Elizabeth Hainds, the widow of Henry Hainds, deceased.  Bro. Cash joined the order of Ancient Craft Masonry in 1864, and was a faithful member at the time of his death.  All that is mortal of Bro. Cash was laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery April 23 at 3 p.m. by the faithful craft.  He leaves two brothers and one sister, a daughter, five stepchildren and a heart broken wife to mourn their loss.

Bro. Cash was a man of noble character, and to love him was only to know him; always a kind word to cheer his fellow man, but never an unkind word to say about anyone.  He settled on a farm 2 ½ miles south of Bucklin, where he lived until he was elected treasurer of Linn County, then moved to Linneus and at the expiration of his term of office moved to Bucklin, where he spent the remainder of his life.  He was once elected one of the member of the county court and a number of times a justice of the peace.  For over 35 years he held some office of trust at the hands of the people.

Thus a good man passes beyond our reach; thus another soul has entered into rest.  The funeral sermon was preached to a large circle of mourning friends by Rev. L. Sipple.  The bereaved have our sympathy and prayer that the Master will sustain them in their deep distress.  At the grave we all said; “Bro. Cash, farewell until we greet thee in a world that’s free from sin, where we will see the Blessed Give and dwell forever with Him.”

                                                                                                 L. S.


The Bucklin Herald                    April 26, 1901




CASH, Loyd Trever 


Loyd Trever Cash was born in Macon County, Mo., Feb. 18, 1896, and departed this life after a somewhat extended illness which was very likely brought on by being gassed while in the army, April 21, 1924.

On May 2, 1920, Loyd was married to Miss Opal Peters, of Bucklin, Mo., and to this union three children were born, whose names are Lola Louise, who also went to be with Jesus April 12th, 1921, Loyd Junior and Carl Edwin.

Loyd leaves to miss his presence a wife and two small children, who were above mentioned, a father and mother, also eight brothers and sisters living.  Their names are Burch and Willie Cash, Nora Tuttle, of New Cambria; Creta La Clare of Wood River, Ill.; Audrey Peters, of Bucklin, Mo., Lourine, Hazel and Gertrude Cash, who live at home with their parents.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Elmer Snyder, Assembly of God minister, assisted by the Assembly church choir of Bucklin, Mo.

Loyd was tenderly laid to rest in the Zion cemetery to await the resurrection day, when we all with him will stand before a just God to be judged as we have lived.

The Bucklin Herald                    May 2, 1924


CASH, Veda


Marceline was shocked Friday afternoon by the news of the death of Miss Veda Cash at her home in St. Joseph.  Miss Veda and Miss Lois went home two weeks ago, and while there Miss Veda become too ill to return.  Miss Lois returned a week ago as her sister was much better.  It was unknown here that her illness was at all serious, and the sad news of her sudden death came as an unexpected calamity upon her many friends.  Miss Veda has been managing the Mirror Publishing company for several months.  She was courteous accommodating and diligent.  No young lady in this city has more friends than Veda Cash.—Journal


The Bucklin Herald                                                                                                                                                                                                     August 28, 1903







Walter Cash, well known over the United States and dearly loved elder of the Primitive Baptist church passed away at his home in St. Joseph Wednesday morning May 19 after a two months illness which was caused from high blood pressure.  He was 84 years of age.


Elder Cash was born and reared in the Cash School district just south of Bucklin and lived here the greater part of his life until about 35 years ago he moved to St. Joseph where he has since resided.  He united with the Primitive Baptist church at West Union which is located about three miles north of Marceline when a boy, and at the age of 18 he began to preach, his first sermon being delivered in this church.  He held a pastorate there 18 or 19 years and has been actively engaged in this preaching and teaching since.  This work took him to all parts of the United States and where ever he went he met great success.


He was the brother of Mrs. W. J. Burnett of Bucklin and visited her and other relatives frequently and conducted services at West Union.


He is survived by his wife and nine children, one sister and three brothers.


The funeral will be conducted in St. Joseph Friday afternoon and the burial will be made there.


Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Burnett and daughter, Mrs. Nate Bradley and probably other relatives from here will attend the funeral.


Sympathy is extended to the relatives in their bereavement.


The Bucklin Herald                    May 21, 1937


CASH, Wm. A. **




Wm. A. Cash, 74 years of age, died early Thursday morning at the McLarney hospital in Brookfield.  He was a life-long resident of Russell township, northwest of New Cambria.  He was born Aug. 26, 1869, on the farm adjoining his present home.


He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sarah Cash of the home, two sons Birch of New Cambria and Wm. Of Rothville, six daughters Mrs. Chas. Tuttle of Ethel, Mrs. Jimmie Shampine of Olathe, Kans., Mrs. Fred Peters of Kansas City, Mrs. Virgil Parker of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Hobart Baker, Clawson, Mich., Mrs. Noble Martin of Clawson, Mich., 27 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one brother John Cash of Florence, Kans., two sisters Mrs. Geo. Burgner of Brookfield and Mrs. John Burnett of Marceline.


Funeral services will be held at the Zion church, north of New Cambria at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by Rev. E. V. Campbell, and burial in the Cash cemetery under the direction of the Gilleland Funeral Service.


The Bucklin Herald                    December 16, 1943



Thom. Caswell, Dead

A telegram reached Bucklin last Saturday night announcing the death of Thomas Caswell, at Wilkesbarrow, Penn.  Mr. Caswell had gone east about three weeks ago, to visit several of his children and other relatives and was in his usual health.  The first intimation of any trouble was the announcement of death.  Mr. Caswell was 75 years old.  He was twice married, and leaves a widow and ten children; each of his wives being the mother of five children.  Deceased was born in England and came to America in 1862, settling in Pennsylvania.  In 1885 he located here, and most of the time has lived on a farm just east of Bucklin.

The Bucklin Herald                    February 6, 1903



CATON, Luther Thomas

Passing of a Pioneer Citizen


Luther Thomas Caton was born in Warren county, Mo., October 15, 1823, and departed this life at the home of his daughter in Bristow, Okla., April 29, 1912.  He was at the time of his demise, 88 years, 6 month and 14 days of age.

Bro. Caton was married twice.  He married Miss Margarett H. Hubbard Nov. 18, 1852, and to this union three children were born, two of which survive him; Mrs. A. Wetzel of Sapulpa, Okla. and Henry L. Caton of Stillwater, Okla., Mrs. Taylor Nickerson preceeded him in death.

Mr. Caton was married the second time to Sarah Francis Switzer, August 31, 1859; seven children were born two of which died in infancy.  Five are still living:  Mrs. W. H. Letteer of Bristow, Okla., Mrs. Addie Whisenand of Mapleton, N.D., Mrs. Carrie Carter of Marceline, Mo., and two boys, H. L. Caton of St. Louis, and Leo T. Caton of Chicago, Ill.

Bro. Caton had been a Mason for fifty years, having joined at Linneus, Mo., and always been a good member.

Mr. Caton was the last of a family of six, three brothers and two sisters had preceeded him in death.

He was one of the oldest settlers in Linn county, having spent the most of his life here.  He went to visit his daughter last July in Bristow, Okla., at whose home he died.

He leaves 7 children, 20 grand children, two great grandchildren, besides his brothers in the Masonic lodge, and a host of friends, all of whom feel their loss.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Bucklin Friday, May 3rd, 1912, at 2:00 p. m., conducted by Rev. c. L. Hess, from Matthew 28-16.  After the sermon the Masonic lodge of Bucklin taken charge of the remains and laid the body to rest in the Masonic cemetery.

The Bucklin Herald                    May 10, 1912


CATON, Sarah Frances (nee Switzer)



Sarah Frances Switzer, was born in Virginia, October 2, 1838.  Here parents were Lawrence and Nancy Switzer.  In 1852, she with her parents and the rest of the family came to Missouri, locating on the farm since owned by Uncle John Switzer her brother.  Here she grew to womanhood, and on August 31, 1859, she and Luther T. Caton were married.  To this union seven children were born, of which two died in infancy, but five are still living, two boys, Leo and Harry, and three girls, Bell Letteer of Straud, Okla., Mrs. Addie Whisenand, and Mrs. Carrie Carter, of Marceline.

Just before coming to Missouri, she was converted and joined the Methodist Church, in which connection she lived all her life.  She and her parents were among the Charter members of the congregation at the Switzer Chapel.

She retained her member ship with this congregation as long as she lived.

About 17 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Caton moved to Bucklin, where they have continued to make their home.  For the last year or more, she had not been well, and on Feb. 6th, last, she was confined to her bed.  Since that time she has grown steadily worse, until death relieved her sufferings, on last Thursday, April 9th, at 11:20 a.m. at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 7 days.

During all her illness, she was never heard to complain but through it all her unfaltering faith in the Christ she had loved and served so long and faithfully, sustained her and when the end came it can truthfully be said that she “fell asleep in Jesus,” for the end was peaceful and painless.

The funeral was held from the Methodist Church, at Bucklin, at 3:00 p.m. conducted by Rev. H. W. Buckner from the text Rev. 2:10,  “Be thou faithful into death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”  After which the remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Masonic cemetery.  The beautiful and impressive ceremony of the Order of the Eastern Star was rendered at the grave, after which the remains were hid from mortal eyes, there to rest until the resurrection of the just.

She leaves five children, nine grandchildren, two brothers and a sister, besides the aged husband, a host of friends all of whom feel their loss keenly.

The Bucklin Herald                    April 17, 1908


CHILDERS, Malinda (nee Williamson)



The sad and sudden death of Malinda Childers occurred at the home of her brothers and sister of Bucklin, Mo., on June 25, 1908.  She had been in delicate health since the death of her husband which occurred some time ago.  She had recently returned from a Sanatorium in Lincoln Neb. where she had been for treatment.  The superintendent of that institution wrote her brothers that by persistent treatment, she would entirely recover.

On last Friday while the brothers were out on the farm, and her sister out of town Mrs. Childers, as is supposed, undertook to replenish the fire and in doing so her garments caught fire and when her sister returned she found her outside of the house dead, with her garments nearly all consumed.  On Saturday after a brief religious service at the home, the remains were conveyed to the Bucklin Cemetery, and after a very impressive service, conducted by the Daughters of Rebecca, of the Bucklin Lodge, the remains of the recent sufferer were laid away to rest.

Mrs. Childers was born on May 7, 1863, was united in marriage to A. J. Childers, Dec. 28, 1889.

For some time before the death of Mr. Childers his health failed and he was a great sufferer, but through the goodness of the Williamson family, he and his wife were permitted to go to any part of the country that they desired and to have the best entertainment and medical skill that the land could afford.

Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Childers has also been a great sufferer, but has had every care that thought, means and affection could provide.

The writer of these lines has never known a more beautiful home life than has been led by the Williamson’s for many years and I am sure they have the heart felt sympathy of the entire community and the writer of these lines in this hour of deep affliction.


The Bucklin Herald                    July 3, 1908




CLARK, William J.


Wm. J. Clark died at his home in Brookfield last week, of pneumonia, after an illness of only a few days.  He was only twenty-three years old and a bright industrious young man. He was a nephew of Mrs. E. Deen of this place, who attended the funeral the Methodist Episcopal church in Brookfield.  The body was interred in Rose Hill cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                  February 9, 1906




CLAYBROOK, Maremma (nee WHITE)

At Rest

Maremma White was born near Tipton, Moniteau County, Mo., on December 16th, 1845.  Her mother dying, she was raised by an uncle until young womanhood.  A sister having married S. P. Claybrook, she went with her sister to old Bloomington, Macon Co., where she met Joseph Claybrook.  In the winter of 1863, she and Mr. Claybrook were married.  They lived some years in Bloomington, then moved to Callao, where Mr. Claybrook was engaged in business.  In 1894, they moved to Bucklin, where they have lived ever since, until the death angel called them to their reward above.

She died January 24th, 1908 aged 69 years, 1 month and 8 days.  The funeral was held at the late residence at 10 a.m. Saturday, Rev. H. W. Buckner conducting the services, according to the Methodist Disciple.  The body was shipped to Callao, Saturday on no. 4, and on Sunday the remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband, in the new cemetery at Callao, under the supervision of the Order of the Eastern Star, as she was a faithful member of that order.  The interment was at two o’clock Sunday.

At an early age, she was converted and joined the Baptist Church.  She lived in this connection until after she and Mr. Claybrook were married.  The she moved her church membership to the Methodist Church, going with him.

The Bucklin Herald                    January 31, 1908


CLEMMONS, Minnie (nee Claybrook)


Minnie Claybrook was born at Bloomington, Macon Co. Mo., December 24, 1866.  Died in Quincy, Ill. April 13, 1908.  Aged 42 years, 3 months and 20 days.  She was a daughter of Joseph and Maremna Claybrook, well known to the people of Bucklin.  When she was a little girl, she with her parents removed to Callao, Mo., where she grew up and was married in 1885 to John Clemmons.

They lived in that city for some years, finally coming to Bucklin.  They lived in this city until about four years ago, when they went to Quincy, Ill., where they have lived ever since.  About last Thanksgiving day, she became sick, and has been ailing ever since.  She grew gradually worse until the end came last Monday at 8:40 p.m.  She is survived by a husband, a son Harry, a daughter Maremna, a brother, three sisters and a host of friends to her death.

During the latter part of her life she professed a saving faith in Christ, and this faith sustained her in the closing hours of her life.  Although she never affiliated with any visible Church, yet she had been brought up in the doctrines of the Methodist denomination.  The remains were shipped to Callao, where they were laid to rest near those of her parents.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. Mayes, of Callao.

The floral offerings were the largest ever seen in the city of Callao.

The Bucklin Herald                    April 24, 1908


COEN, Lena Maude

In Memory of Lena Maude Coen

“It must be sweet, in childhood, to give back the spirit to its Maker, ere the heart has grown familiar with the ways of sin and sown, to garner up its bitter fruits.  I knew a child whose infant feet had trod the blossoms of some seven springs, but when the eighth came round and called her out to reveal in its light, she turned away and sought her chamber to lie down and die.”

The dear child was born October 4th, 1903, died August 30th, 1911.  Age 7 years, 10months and 26 days.

While she was spared to us, she was always a dutiful, lovable child.  Before she could speak a word, she could hum the music of several songs, plainly enough that we could tell distinctly what she was singing.

She started to the public school the day she was five years old.  We asked the teacher if it was all right for her to be in school, and was assured that she was welcome.  For Maude was such a lovable child.  She attended every day that school was taught in her room, from then on, until she had the measles last spring.  She was a regular attendant at the M. E. Sunday School, never missing a day if she was in town.  So that when she was taken sick, several of the neighbors came in to see why Maude was not at Sunday School that day.  She told her little companions that she would be there next Sunday.  But it was not to be.  And before the third Sunday came, she was with the angels, singing around the throne of our dear Savior, who said, “Suffer little children to come unto me.”

In a case of this kind, words are such poor things!  It is impossible for us to express the deep sorrow we feel.  Our baby is gone!  But we know our loss is only temporary.  It is only a short time till we shall clasp to our hearts again, in that land where parting is unknown.  What concerns us the most is, to live in such manner that when it comes our turn to pass over the river, we may hear the Savior bid us a hearty welcome.

The funeral was at the Methodist Church at 4:00 p. m., last Thursday.  Six little girls dressed in white, her playmates, were the pall bearers.  The sermon was preached by her uncle, Rev. Amos Coen, of Chillicothe, after which the little body was conveyed to the Masonic Cemetery, and laid to rest.  Then we “took up the burden of life again,” saying only it might have been.

In this connection we wish to thank our many friends for the kindness and consideration shown us during our bereavement.

The church was full, and a great many stood in the church yard.  We have no words to adequately express our appreciation of the many acts of kindness shown us.  We can only pray God in His mercy to spare you this sorrow as long as He can.

                                                 Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Coen, and Children

The Bucklin Herald                    September 8, 1911



At Rest

When the sad news reached Bucklin from Forest City that the sweet spirit of Verda Coffman daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Coffman had passed peacefully away, many hearts were made sad and many eyes were dimmed with tears.

She was born in Linn co., near New Boston, Oct. 21, 1900, and died Nov. 5, 1913.  She was a sweet, affectionate child and was loved by all who knew her.  The grief stricken family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Dear, sweet precious Verda, we bid thee farewell!  Sleep thou peacefully, sweetly till the bright morn of eternity shall dawn, and then all they patient suffering in this life shall be rewarded by a beautiful crown that shall far outshine the glittering baubles of earth’s splendor, when let us hope we shall all again meet thee, to clasp fond hands on the other shore where God himself shall wipe away the tears from our eyes.  Let us hope we shall walk hand in hand in the shade of heaven’s bowers, and as we then view the radiant shores of the heavenly world, we can recount the trials and privation of our earth life with the blest assurance that never more can sickness, sorrow or death separate us, and that we shall then bask in the sunshine of God’s love and the love of each other, forever and forever.

The Bucklin Herald                    November 21, 1913


COHOON, Clara M.



Mrs. Clara M. Cohoon, daughter of C. G. and Elizabeth Gardner, was born near Bucklin, Mo., March 1, 1887, died at the Brookfield hospital April 24, 1930, at the age of 43 years, 1 month and 24 days.

She was united in marriage to Lafe Cohoon on Feb. 28, 1906.  To this union were born five children; three of whom preceded her in death.

Her husband and two sons, Elmer Leroy and Garland Daniel are left to mourn the loss of a loving and devoted wife and mother.  She is also survived by her father, C. G. Gardner, and six brothers, E. F. Gardner, of Stroud, Okla.; R. M. Gardner, of Windsor, Mo.; O. B. Gardner, of Wilson Creek, Wash.; L. B. Gardner, of Kansas City, Mo.; W. T. Gardner, of St. Louis, Mo., G. E. Gardner, of Helton, Okla., and four sisters, Mrs. F. A. Yount of Stroud, Okla..;  Mrs. L. R. Wolf, Stroud, Okla.; Mrs. J. A. Jirmars, Bucklin, Mo.; Mrs. E. T. Hill, Logansport, Indiana, and two half sisters, Mildred and Zephra and half brother, Floyd, at the home.

Mrs. Cohoon professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Methodist church, where she remained a faithful member until death.

She will be missed in the home, church, Sunday school and community.  But our loss is Heavens gain.

Rev. G. W. Saunders conducted her funeral at Switzer Chapel, after which her body was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.

The Bucklin Herald                    May 2, 1930


COHOON, Daniel


Daniel Cohoon was born July 20, 1846 in Murser County, Ohio.  After an illness of several months, he passed to the great beyond at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Fields, of Bucklin, Mo., May 5, 1929, at 8:30 a.m., at the age of 82 years, 9 months, 15 days.

Thou he suffered intensely for several months, his passing was very sudden.

Uncle Daniel came to Missouri with his parents, when a young man, and settled about six miles north of Bucklin.  He lived in Linn and Macon counties until his death.

In 1871, he was united in marriage to Sarah Lovina Gardner.  To this union was born four children:  Jenetti Lulpni Davolt, of Ethel, Mo.; Lafayette Cohoon, of Bucklin, Mo.; Rosie Cohoon, who died at the age of seventeen, Mattie May Fields, of Bucklin, Mo.

Mrs. Cohoon died March 27, 1882.

Uncle Daniel was married the second time to Miss Addie Davolt.  To this union was born ten children:  James Fredrick Cohoon, who died at the age of nineteen; Jessie Cohoon, of Omaha, Nebr.; Edith Ealm, of Ethel, Mo.; Lula Jane Kelley, of New Cambria, Mo.; Ollie Cohoon, of Ethel, Mo.; Edna Frances Ball, of Ethel, Mo.; Retha Cohoon, who died in childhood; Elsie Lee Taylor, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mary Ann Young, of Omaha, Nebra.; Andrew Jackson Cohoon, of Omaha, Nebr.

Besides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his departure 34 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

He was the last one of a family of pioneer settlers.

While not a member of any church, Mr. Cohoon was a consistant Christian and a great Bible reader.  We look back on a life well spent in service for others.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Switzer Chapel, conducted by Rev. J. W. Nelson.  Burial in the nearby cemetery.

The Bucklin Herald                    May 10, 1929


COHOON, Wilber L.  **


Services Held for Wilbur L. Cohoon


Wilbur L., son of William and Margaret A. Cohoon, was born on a farm near Bucklin, Linn county,  Mo., Jan. 9, 1870, died No. 10, 1940, at the age of 70 years, 10 months, and one day.


He was married to Susie F. Jones March 21, 1897.  To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Marcusson of New Boston, Mr. and Mrs. Cohoon also reared in their home an adopted son, Glen D., whom they took at the age of two years.  He leaves to mourn his passing the wife, two children, five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Benton Mattingly of Nind, Mo., Mrs. Elmer Wright and one brother, Leslie Kelsoe of Ethel, and host of friends and relatives.  One brother, Will Cohoon, preceded him in death six months ago.


Mr. Cohoon had been in failing health for seven months of his life.  He bore his great suffering with wonderful patience and Christian fortitude.  He often expressed himself to his family as being ready and willing to go when the master called him.


Wilbur was a man of few words but of good deeds as his large circle of relatives and neighbors would testify.  They one and all remember the many deeds of kindness bestowed upon all.


He confessed his Savior in the year 1897 and was immersed by his father-in-law, W.W. Jones.


The following poem expresses his passing:

Passing out of the shadows into a clearer night,

Stepping behind the curtain, getting a brighter light,

Weary of all earthly pleasures, heart sick and ready to sleep,

Ready to bid our friends farewell, wondering why they weep,

Passing out of the shadows, into eternal day,

Why do we call this dying, this sweet going away?

By The Family


The Bucklin Herald                    November 21, 1940


COHOON, William  **


William Cohoon Dies at Brookfield


William Cohoon, son of William and Margaret Cohoon, was born Sept. 4, 1874, near Bucklin, Mo., and died May 24, 1940 at Brookfield, at the age of 65 years, 7 months and 21 days.


Oct. 4, 1903 he was united in marriage to Anna Miller.  To this union three children were born.


Before his marriage, he farmed in partnership with his brother, Wilbert on a large farm near Heffler, Mo., where he continued to live for a number of years.  In the year 1905 he moved to a farm southwest of New Boston where he has since lived.


In 1916 he and Mrs. Cohoon became members of the Christian church at New Harmony.  In later years he placed his membership in the Methodist church at Nester.


He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, one son, Gale, of Bucklin,  two daughters, Ruth Swan of Burlington, Iowa, and Mary Evelyn Jones of New Boston; two brothers, Wilbert Cohoon of New Boston and Leslie Kelso of Ethel; two sisters, Mrs. Benton Mattingly of Nind and Mrs. Elmer Wright of Ethel; seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.


He was a loving father and a good friend and neighbor to all who knew him.


The Bucklin Herald                    May 30, 1940



COOK, Jacob




On Sunday morning, May 27, near Hart, Jacob Cook, father of Mrs. James Puree and Philip Cook.  He was an old Soldier.  He had been living with his son, Phil, for many years.  Had been confined to his bed for a long time and had suffered a great deal, but the Lord called him home, where pain and death never come.  Blessed are they who die in the Lord.  He is gone to a better land.  Why should we weep tears of sorrow?  He is walking the golden streets over yonder where all is joy, and peace and love.

                                                                         AN ACQUAINTANCE

The Bucklin Herald                    June 1, 1900




COOLEY, Mrs. E. F. (Mary Margaret Bailey)


Death invaded the home of Rev. E. F. Cooley 222 Clay street Sunday morning and removed one of Chillicothe’s most kind and lovable women, Mrs. Margaret Cooley.  Her death which occurred at five o’clock Sunday morning, was caused from Bright’s disease and heart trouble, from which she had been a sufferer for the past two and one half years.  For the past several weeks her life had been despaired of, but at times she would rally and new hope was again taken that she might outwit the disease.  She was a patient sufferer and glorified God in life and death and when she was called to her reward she passed peacefully away with her husband and children at her bedside.

Short funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday morning at ten o’clock, after which the body will be taken to Brookfield.  Services will be held at the M. E. church South, in that city.  Rev. A. C. Browning, presiding elder of the Plattsburg district of the Methodist Church, South, will conduct the services, assisted by J. H. Hubbard of Monroe City, formerly of Chillicothe.  The body will be laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mary Margaret Bailey was born in Linn County, September 27, 1869.  She resided in that county the greater part of her life.  She was married at Bucklin in 1888 to Rev. Cooley.  After their marriage they moved to Brookfield, and came to Chillicothe twenty one months ago and had since made this city their home, Rev. Cooley being in charge of the Chillicothe circuit of the Methodist Church South.

To know Mrs. Cooley was to love her.  Although being a sufferer from a disease which she knew would eventually cause her death, she was always bright and cheerful and had nothing but kind words for every one.  She united with the church at Brookfield while Mr. Browning was holding services there, and since that time she has been one of God’s best and most noble workers.  She will be greatly missed in the church.  Her life was devoted to her family and she was always willing to sacrifice her pleasures to assist her husband and children.  She was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security and Rebekah Lodges.

She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Misses Pearl and Mary, who reside at home, and Mrs. John Mumpewer east of the city, and several brothers and sisters.

M. Y. Rusk, an undertaker of Brookfield, at her request has charge of the body.—Chillicothe Constitution.


The Bucklin Herald                                May 23, 1913



COOMBS, Pauline Cohoon (nee Davolt)




Pauline Adeline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davolt was born Jan. 15, 1865, in Macon county Mo.  When a young woman she married Daniel Cohoon.  To this union 10 children were born.  Mr. Cohoon and three children have preceded her in death.

She became a member of the Christian church many years ago.  Dec. 26, 1943, she married Samuel L. Coombs.  Her home has been in the Ethel community nearly all her life.  After a lingering illness she passed away at her home in Ethel Nov. 12, 1946, at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 12 days.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, four daughters and three sons Jess Cohoon of Browning, Mo., Ollie Cohoon of Ethel, Andrew Cohoon of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Lula Kelly of New Cambria, Mrs. Edna Ball of Ethel, Mrs. Elsie Bunton of Shelby, Mont., Mrs. Mary Young, Omaha, Nebr. 34 grand children, 29 great grand children four brothers and two sisters, Jake Davolt of Ethel, Dave Davolt of Marceline, Charley Davolt of Brookfield, Jim Davolt of Bucklin, Mrs. Susie Main and Mrs. Lizzie Carriker of Bucklin and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church at Ethel, by Rev. Carl Hoff.

Interment was made in White Oak cemetery under the direction of Larson Funeral Service.


The Bucklin Herald                                November 21, 1946



COULSON, George L.

Death of George L. Coulson


George L. Coulson was born on the old Coulson homestead, three and one half miles northeast of St. Catherine, April 2, 1841, and had been a resident of Linn County almost seventy two years.  His seventy second birthday would have occurred the second day of next April.  He lived on the old farm all his life where he quietly passed away Wednesday, March 19, 1913, within two hundred yards of the spot where he was born.  He is survived by his bereaved widow, one son, Ottie Coulson, collector of Yellow Creek township, and one daughter, Mrs. Ida Stauber of Roll, Oklahoma, who was with her father part of the time during his last illness.  Mr. Coulson was a good citizen, a kind and obliging neighbor, an indulgent father and a devoted husband.  The wife, son and daughter have the sympathy of many friends in their hour of sorrow and affliction.  The funeral occurred from the Wyandotte church Thursday at 2 o’clock p.m., conducted by Rev. W. C. Crist, of Winnegan, a long time friend of the deceased.  Interment was in the Wyandotte cemetery, in charge of M. Y. Rusk.—Brookfield Gazette.


The Bucklin Herald                    March 28, 1913


COULSON, Lula J. (neeForce)




Mrs. Lula J. Coulson, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Force was born November 1883 and died January 19th, 1911 at the age of 27 years, 2 months and 2 days.  She was married to Frank Coulson, February 12th, 1902.  Deceased is survived by her husband, two children, her father, mother and a sister Mrs. George W. Smith.

She was a member of Wyandotte Methodist church, having united with that church when sixteen years of age.  She was a devoted wife and mother; universally loved and esteemed by her many friends and neighbors.  Funeral services were conducted from the Wyandotte church by the pastor Reverend George T. Rolston on Friday, January 20th at 2 p.m. and interment made in the adjoining cemetery.


The Bucklin Herald                    January 27, 1911



COX, Missouri Jane, Mrs.




After a long and faithful life of love and devotion to her family and to the cause of right living, Mrs. Missouri Jane Cox, was called to her reward on April 22, last at the home of her son-in-law, Louis Bergersen, in Chicago, Ill., after an illness of some two months.

She was born at Madisonville, Tenn., Feb. 9, 1831, being 77 years old when she died.  She grew up to womanhood where she was born, beloved by all who knew her, and in 1850 was married to Edward Cox, who was born and reared at the same place.  In the year 1853, they moved from Tenn. to Montgomery County Ill., where they lived some two years, when they decided to go farther west and moved to Linn County Mo., in 1855, locating about seven miles north of Bucklin.

Here they lived nineteen years, and up to this time, nine children had been born to them.  During these years she experienced all the hardships of pioneer life, and struggled through the perils of the Civil War, when it tried the souls of all good people to bear the many trials, hardships and dangers.  In 1874, she moved back to Tenn. to take care of her aged parents, who did not survive long afterwards, so that in 1877, she removed to Mo., again, this time settling in South West Mo., at Arcola, where she and her husband lived nearly 26 years, but during the last 16 years, they had lived temporarily at Lockwood, at Clinton and Warrensburg, Mo. for the education of their children while Springfield, Mo. was their home at the time of their deaths.  During all these long years of devotion and toil, she applied herself to the care and right training of her children, only five of whom now survive her, Thomas S. of Hillsboro, Texas, James U. of Springdale, Ark., Alvia R. of ElCoco, Old Mexico, and Rachel and Alice of Chicago, Ill.

She was a woman of strong personality and decided convictions on all matters relating to the proper conduct of life and thoroughly impressed these principles upon the lives of all her children.

But few mothers have left a richer inheritance to her children in the way of proper training and noble principles of manhood and womanhood than she has.  Her own life was a living example of all those traits of devotion to her husband, to home and to the family, and she died as she lived, true to all that was good, pure and noble.

She was ready to leave this world and expressed a desire to go to her Master.  She felt that her lifework was done, and that she was ready to meet her Lord.  She died true to the faith of a devoted Christian and said she was ready and willing to go.

She departed this life, for a home in Heaven on April 22, 1908, surrounded by her children and friends, and was laid to rest by the side of her faithful husband at Arcola, Mo. who had gone on before her some two years ago.

She heard God’s clear voice in the darkness:

Oh, let us all thankfully weep

He has called her, His Child, beloved,

And now mother has gone to sleep


The Bucklin Herald                    June 26, 1908


CREWS, Nellie




Nellie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas Crews, closed her eyes to all things earthly Wednesday Jan. 11, 1899 and was laid to rest in the Pleasant Grove cemetery January 12, age 14 years 9 months 20 days.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Brown.  Nellie was a lovely girl and she was loved by all who knew her.  She knew she was going to die and said she was ready and willing to go when the blessed Savior called her.  She leaves a father, mother, two sisters and two brothers and other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

Dearest Nellie thou hath left us,

  And thy loss we deeply feel.

It is God who hath bereft us;

  He will all our sorrows heal.

                         A SCHOOLMATE


The Bucklin Herald                    January 27, 1899





James C. Crowder a Linn county pioneer died at New Boston recently.  He founded the town forty-seven years ago, and it has since grown into quite a thriving place.  In recounting his early experiences to a friend awhile back he said when he first moved to Linn county he had to drive forty miles to mill and had often found from sixty to sixty-five wagons ahead of him patiently waiting their turn to get their grain ground.


The Bucklin Herald                    September 1, 1899


CUNNINGHAM, Cardelia (nee Williams)




Cardelia Cunningham, nee Williams, with her twin sister, Mrs. Felix Redding of Bucklin, Mo., was born in White Co., Ill., Dec. 12, 1844.  When they were but 18 months old, the family moved to Wisconsin, and in 1855 to Missouri, where, in 1882 she was married to Isiac Cunningham.  To this union were born three children, who with her mother, now 82 years of age, her husband, another sister Mrs. Geo. L. Coulson and one brother mourn her loss.  Sister Cunningham professed faith in Christ in 1879 and in 1893 joined the M. E. Church South, of which she was thereafter a consistent member and Christian.

Her death took place at her home nine miles northwest of Bucklin in Linn Co, March 14, 1902.  Funeral services were conducted by the writer at Wyandotte Church March 16, in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives, after which the remains were laid to rest in adjoining cemetery to await the resurrection.

                                                                                     E. A. Hogan



The Bucklin Herald                    March 21, 1902