John Wesley Hopkins died suddenly in Rolla the morning of February 3, 1932. On Feb. 5th funeral services were conducted at the funeral parlors of Null and Licklider by Rev. Osborne of the Methodist Church and Rev. Bolton of the Baptist Church. The impressive service brought the thought that our days are numbered and we know not the day nor the hour when the end may be. Interment took place in Rolla cemetery by his wife, who had passed on in June, 1931.John W. Hopkins was born on Mill Creek, south of Newburg, on March 27, 1857. He would have been 75 years of age this coming March. His entire life had been spent in Phelps county. He was the son of James M. and Frances Morrow Hopkins, who were pioneer settlers of Missouri from, North Carolina.
Mr. Hopkins was united in marriage with Miss Anna Heller Gutbub of Clementine, Mo., in 1887. Seven children were born to this union. Five are living. The four present at the funeral were: Mrs. Claud Sellers of Springfield, Ill.; Miss Roberta Hopkins of St. Louis; C. B. and Harrison Hopkins, Dallas, Texas. A daughter, Mrs. Preston Turner of Los Angeles, Cal. was unable to attend because of ill health.Two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hopkins of Shawnee, Okla. and Mrs. Henry Proserpi of Springfield, are the only surviving members of a family of thirteen children. Mrs. Proserpi and husband were present at the funeral. Also his nieces and families: Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Sperry and son, Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Dillon and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Geo Jury, Mrs. Clyde Flagg, Mrs. James Harkness, Mrs. A. E. Canary and daughter, all of Springfield, Mo. Many friends and neighbors were in attendance. Among those out of town were: I. S. Hudgens and son, and John Hudgens of Mill Creek, Mr. & Mrs. W. Rink and daughter, Mrs. Dave Ege and son, Mrs.Mary Peterson, Mrs. Joe Hudgens and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. John Merrill, W. I. Merrill and Dabney Hudgens of Newburg and J. W. Light of Vichy, Mo.
Mr. Hopkins was reared a Southern Methodist and professed great faith and reverence for the church. He was of a jovial nature and will be sadly missed by friends and relatives.The many and beautiful floral offerings were tokens of love and respect for the deceased.
THE ROLLA HERALD
18 February 1932
Mrs. Mary E. LeFever, daughter of W. E. LeFever and Mary Davis LeFever, was born in Leesburg, Virginia, August 16th 1855, died at the home of her son, Leonard at Duke, Mo., March 1, 1932.Mrs. LeFever came to Phelps county in 1897 and has resided on the old home place, now the home of her son since that time. She was united in marriage, July 2, 1878 to Luer Luther LeFever. To this union six children were born. She is survived by Mr. LeFever and five children: Hurshel of Colton, Calif.; W. H., of Columbia; Leonard of Duke, Mo.; Mrs. Edgar Keene of West Alton, Mo.; and Hattie Noah of Albian, Okla.
Those who knew her proclaim her beautiful life. She was a loving and understanding mother and a kindly neighbor. After living more than her three score and ten she is called to her reward, though leaving her light to cheer and comfort her children and host of friends.The funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the McCaw Undertaking Parlor. The service was conducted by Rev. Dow G. Pinkston, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Interment at the Rolla cemetery.
Mrs. J. A. Wallace died at her home in southeast Rolla Tuesday morning, March 1st, 1932. She was 61 years old.The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and was held in high regard by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband and five children. They are: Mrs. Lewis Hawkins, Clarence A. Wallace, Mr. A. N. Van Dorn of Rolla; Mrs. Robert Ziegler and Mrs. Eugene Ziegler of Dixon, Mo.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. B. V. Bolton from the Baptist Church, Wednesday afternoon. Rev. E. P. Gabriel of the Christian Church assisted in the service. Interment took place at Rolla Cemetery.The floral offerings were beautiful. Many friends sympathize with the family in their bereavement.
Melissa Jane Stephens Bradford was born in Kentucky, November 9th 1840 and died at her home near Edgar Springs, Mo., Friday February 26th 1932 making her age at the time of death 91 years, 3 months and 17 days. In 1859 she was married to Moses Bradford who died during the Civil War. To this union were born Moses and Fannie E (Mrs. J.A. Vance) both of whom have preceded her in death. In 1868 she was united in marriage to George L. Bradford of Phelps county; their married life of sixty-three years having been spent in this county. To this union were born 8 children of which four, Robert Edward Lee, Arthur, Bertie and George Everett have passed to the Great Beyond. The living are: W. N. Bradford of Birch Tree, Mo., W. L. Bradford of Rolla, Mo.; Lucy E. Bradford of Edgar Springs, Mo. and Mrs. E. J. McCloud of Salem, Oregon.Many years ago she received a hope in Christ and united with the Primitive Baptist Church. A characteristic of her Christian faith was that the Heavenly Father was able and willing and would help His children in time of need.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. B. V. Bolton of Rolla at the Smith Cemetery, Sunday, Feb. 28, 1932, where she was laid to rest to await the resurrection call of the Master...THE ROLLA HERALD
Son of John W. and Mary Elizabeth Dyer Brown, was born Feb. 6, 1874. He died at Rolla, Mo. March 12, 1932, age 58 years, 1 month, and 6 days.On October 15, 1894, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida May Malone. To this union were born 7 children, 6 of whom with his wife survive him, one child having died in infancy. The remaining children are: Robert Franklin Brown, Mrs. Mary Belle Karnes, Wm. E. Brown, Mrs. Velma Vesta Riley, Mrs. Mabel Marie Tune, and Lacy Brown. There also remain to mourn his going, three brothers and six sisters, namely: Joseph C. Brown, John Allan Brown, Henry Burley Brown, Mrs. Mellissa Lewis, Miss Mary Drucilla Brown, Miss Louisa Brown, Mrs. Ida May Lewis, Mrs. Rosie Granger, and Miss Ethel Brown, besides numerous friends and relatives.
The funeral service was conducted from the residence of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Tune, Monday afternoon by Rev. B. V. Bolton, pastor of the Rolla Baptist Church. Interment in Rolla Cemetery.
Mr. Henry Wood, one of the old time and highly respected citizens of Phelps county, passed away at his home Wednesday, March 9th 1932. He was in the 76th year of his age.Mr. Wood was born near St. James, Mo., January 21st, 1857, a few months before Phelps county was organized as a county. His parents came to this county from North Carolina. The deceased grew to manhood in this county and followed the vocation of school teacher. He taught school in Phelps and Maries counties, covering a period of twenty-eight years. Under the old law as County Commissioner of Education, Mr. Wood served as the last County Commissioner. He took an active interest in politics and was always found fighting in ranks of Democracy. For years he served as Democratic Committeeman from Dillon township and was serving in this capacity at the time of his death.
On February 5th 1880m Mr. Wood and Miss Rosney Beckham of Dawson township, were united in marriage. To this union six children were born, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Walter Evans, Mrs. Sam Scott, John W. Wood, Ward Wood, of St. James; Mrs. M. Shanafelt, of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. A. S. Brown of Kansas City, Kansas. His wife passed away in 1892.In 1901 Mr. Wood united in marriage with Mrs. Ella Myers, of Vichy, Mo. She preceded Mr. Wood to the grave in 1905.
Mr. Wood held membership in the Christian Church. He was one of Phelps county's highly honorably citizens. His friends were coextensive with Phelps county. He was gentle, kind and considerate.Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. M. Romine from the Christian Church at St. James, Friday. A large concourse of friends were present. Interment took place at Dillon Cemetery near Safe. He was laid to rest by the side of his first wife.
Mrs. Mary Edwards, wife of Mr. Frank Edwards, formerly residing southeast of Rolla on Salem Road, passed away at her home in Peoria, Ill., on February 29th, 1932. She was in the 71st year of her age.The deceased was born at Kappa, In., Oct 5th, 1861. Here she grew up and joined the Methodist Church and in which faith she was a devout worshipper.
Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Harry D. of Freeport, Ill., Arthur L. of Mitchell, South Dakota, Theodore R. Edwards of Peoria, Ill., and two daughters, Mrs. Edith Coffman of Bloomington, In. and Mrs. Delsie Zimmerman of Rolla. She also leaves eighteen grand children and seven great grand children, two sisters and one brother.Mr. & Mrs. Edwards formerly lived and owned the place where their daughter Mrs. Delsie Zimmerman and her husband John S. Zimmerman lived ____ recently.
Phelps county friends regret to hear of Mrs. Edwards death and all extend sympathy to the sorrowing family.
Francis, the eight year old son of Mr. & Mrs. William Turrel, died at Rolla Hospital last Wednesday, March 9, 1932. His parents reside four miles south of Rolla on Highway 63.Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Woods on Friday afternoon and interment too place at Rolla Cemetery.
Orville Levi Stevenson, fourth son of Mr. & Mrs. Ollie Stevenson, was born March 7, 1929, died March 9, 1932, age three years and two days..."The Rolla Herald"
Mr. Wm. Hargis, familiarly known by his relatives, friends and associates as "Uncle Bill" Hargis, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Woolsey, near Arlington, Friday, March 18, 1932. He was in the 93rd year of his age. He was the father of fourteen children and he has 140 grand children, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.Mr. Hargis was born in Pulaski County, Kentuckey, October 20th 1839. In his early life about 75 years ago, he came with his parents, James Hargis and wife, and settled in what is now cold spring township in Phelps County He united in marriage with Mrs. Allie Sullivan. To this union three children were born. Two of them and their mother died many years ago. One son, Henry Hargis of Yancy Mills, survives.
In 1866 Mr. Hargis married Miss Mary A. Large of Pana, IN. Eleven children were born to this union, seven of whom with Mrs. Hargis survive. They are: Mrs. S.V. Allen, Jerome, MO; Chas. Hargis, St. Louis; Ethan Hargis, Rolla, MO; Mrs. George Woolsey, Arlington, MO; Mrs. Irene Woolsey, St. Louis, MO; Mrs. Phillip Salts, Rolla, MO; and Mrs. May Mathis, Little Rock, Arkansas. He also leaves to mourn his death 140 descendants, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren.Mr. Hargis was a member of the Baptist Church and a democrat. He never belonged to any organization or lodge. He was a good honest citizen and was honored and respected by all. His death is mourned by many.
Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, where appropriate remarks were made by Paul Tower of Rolla. His remains were conveyed to Pilot Knob cemetery, where interment took place. A large number of relatives, friends and neighbors were present.
Mrs. Katherine Dewing, beloved wife of Mr. Carl Dewing, died at her home on Norman in Meramec township, Tuesday, March 15th, 1932. She was in the 74th year of her age.Mrs. Dewing was born in Germany. When a young woman she came to America, and married Mr. Dewing in New York City. In 1883 they came to Phelps County. Eight children were born to this union, six of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Jacob Heidrick and Oscar Dewing, St. Louis; Carl Dewing, St. James, MO; Walter Dewing, Los Angles, Calif.; and Mrs. Annie Crolley of Rolla.
Funeral services were conducted by Mrs. Gasoway of St. Louis from the Adams school house Friday and interment took place there.Those attending the funeral from Rolla were: Mrs. Carrie Adams, Mrs. F. W. Smith, Mrs. Cliff Stimson, Wm. Wagner and wife, Mrs. Mary Wagner and sons, Oscar and Edwin, George Dewing and Otto Dewing and family.
Mrs. Fanny Powell is dead. This excellent woman, loved and admired by all of our people, passed away at her home Thursday evening, March 17th, 1932. She was in the 76th year of her age.Mrs. Powell, widow of the late Walbridge J. Powell, was born on a farm near Sullivan, in Franklin County, Missouri, November 28th, 1856. Her maiden name was Martin, a member of the Martin and Clark families, pioneers and stalwart citizens of Missouri. She went to local schools and afterwards attended Salem Academy, at Salem, Missouri. But her education did not stop here. She was widely read and was one of the best informed women in this part of Missouri. She was constantly educating herself.
On May 20th, 1878 the wedding ceremony of Miss Fanny Martin and Mr. Walbridge J. Powell was solemnized. To this union nine children were born. They are: Walbridge H. Powell, St. James, MO; Mrs. W. M. Weigel, Webster Groves, MO; Miss Mollie Powell, Frank B. Powell, Mrs. Howard M. Katz, Mrs. F.E. Dennie, Mrs. Grace Powell Boyer, of Rolla; Mrs. W. A. Werner, Wilmington, Delaware, and William Clark Powell, of Valley Park, MO. All of these children survive, except Miss Mollie Powell, who passed away in 1900. She is also survived by twenty-seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also one brother, Mr. Joseph J. Martin, of Sullivan, MO and a large number of nephews and nieces survive.Mr. Powell, who was founder and editor of the Rolla New Era, died in 1898. Mrs. Powell continued the editorship of the New Era for several months and then sold same to the late F. E. Taylor. Mrs. Powell devoted her time looking after her large property interest. This she did in a most successful way, increasing the valuation of the estate left to her by her husband, She has lived to see her sons conducting large and extensive businesses. All of her daughters are married. It has been often remarked: "What a splendid family Mrs. Powell has raised." All of her children dearly loved her and were proud of her.
From 1875 to 1932, fifty-four years, Mrs. Powell has resided in Rolla. During this period she has been a leader in social affairs. Although she never joined any of the civic clubs, there was nothing for the benefit of Rolla in which Mrs. Powell did not take an intense interest. She led a valuable life. Just ten days before her death Mrs. Powell gave an elegant dinner at her home, to which she invited her nearest friends. One of her guests jokingly inquired: "Mrs. Powell is this a birthday or Christmas dinner?" To which Mrs. Powell gave the following prophetic reply: "No, neither one. I do not expect to be here much longer and I wanted to have a few of my dearest friends around my table before I go."Mrs. Powell was not a member of the church, but she was an attendant at the Episcopal Church. All of her children are members of this church.
As an evidence of the love for her and the esteem in which Mrs. Powell was held, the large hallway in which her bier rested, was banked with beautiful floral offerings.Funeral services were conducted from her home by Rev. O. V. Jackson and Rev. H. Nelson Tragitt of the Episcopal Church, Sunday afternoon. A large concourse of friends and relatives were present. Rev. Jackson paid a beautiful tribute to motherhood. Appropriate solos were touchingly sung by Mr. Cullison and Mrs. Harry Trowbridge. "Abide with Me" was sung by a quartette composed of Mrs. Towbridge, Mrs. Leo Higley, Mr. Cullison and Mr. F. W. Smith. As the remains were carried from the home to the hearse, they passed through lines formed on either side of the sidewalk by members of St. Margarets Guild. The pall bearers were her sons-in-law, F. E. Dennie, W. M. Weigel, R. C. Weigel, Bowman Powell and Edward C. O'Brien.
Besides her children and grandchildren who reside in Rolla there were present the following relatives and friends from a distance: Mr. Joseph J. Martin, brother of Mrs. Powell, of Sullivan, MO.; Henry Gibson, nephew of Mrs. Powell and son, Malcom Gibson, Steelville, MO.; Walbridge Weigel, grandson, of Leadwood, MO.; Melvin Weigel, grandson, and wife of East St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Weigel, Webster Groves; Mr. And Mrs. W. C. Powell, Valley Park, MO; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Powell and family, St. James, MO; Mr. And Mrs. Edward O'Brien, granddaughter, Camdenton, MO; Mrs. Walter Werner and little son, of Wilmington, Delaware; Miss Sybil Powell, granddaughter, St. Charles, MO; Bowman Powell, grandson, Boonville, MO; Miss Frances Powell, granddaughter, Columbia, MO; Mr. B. Forrester, Webster Groves, MO; Mr. W. A. Forrester, St. Louis; Mrs. Jessie Dennie, Brockton, Mass.; Dr. And Mrs. Geo. E. Hourn, St. Louis; Mr. And Mrs. Clark C. Bland and Miss Lois Shaw, Mr. John Sturm, Mrs. Baker, Misses Margaret, Mary and Grace Boehm and Mr. Robert Boehm, St. Louis; Mr. And Mrs. George Barbour, Valley Park; Mr. W. F. Houk, Newburg, MO; and the following from St. James: Mr. And Mrs. Geo. Laun, Mr. And Mrs. H. E. Williams, Rev. And Mrs. Tragitt, Mr. And Mrs. J. A. French, Mr. And Mrs. K. F. Strobach, Mr. And Mrs. R. R. Carpenter, Mrs. David Cowan, Miss Maxine Carpenter, Mr. And Mrs. Ed. Bray, Miss Elsie Bray, Dr. And Mrs. W. H. Breuer, Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Towell, Mr. And Mrs. H. E. Gorman, Prof. and Mrs. Hodge, Mrs. Kirgan, Mrs. Alexander, Judge and Mrs. Pinto, Mrs. Laughlin, Mrs. Meis, Rev. and Mrs. Nickols.
Dora Bell Cooper Flagg, who died Thursday, March 17, 1932, was born June 12, 1869. She was the daughter of Thomas M. Cooper and Elizabeth Ousley Cooper, of Bay, Gasconade County, MO. She grew to womanhood in that community. She was united with the Baptist church in Osage and later she united with the Newburg Baptist church, and was a consistent member throughout life.She was united in marriage to Frederick H. Flagg, Sept. 6th, 1891 at Mill Creek South Methodist church, south of newburg. One child, a daughter, Mrs. Sam Montgomery was born to this union. She is survived by her husband, Fred Flagg, her daughter, Mrs. Sam Montgomery, three brothers, John W. And Henry Cooper of Jefferson City, MO., and Dr. O. J. Cooper of Linn, MO. Also five grandchildren and two nieces, Olive and Margaret Cooper of Jefferson City, MO. And a son-in-law, Sam Montgomery. Mrs. Flagg was an active member in the church until her health failed her. She was a charter member of Ozark Temple, a faithful sister in the Pythian Sister Order and was always a good neighbor and willing to help any one in need. She was also a member of the Yeoman Lodge of Rolla, MO. A pioneer citizen is taken from our midst. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral was held at the Baptist church in Newburg at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19th. Rev. F. ?. Hanks of the Baptist church conducted the service and spoke comforting words to the bereaved ones. Sympathizing friends and relatives of which there was a large concourse, came to pay their last respects to a long loved Christian mother. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the spirit that they may rest from their laborers and their work do follow them". Burial was in the Rolla Cemetery.
Those who attended the funeral of Mrs. Fred Flagg from a distance were Dr. O. J. Cooper, Linn, MO; Mr. And Mrs. John Cooper, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Cooper, of Jefferson City; Mr. And Mrs. Tom Cox of Sterling, MO; Mrs. John Fairly, Mr. And Mrs. A. C. Flagg of Washington, Ind.; Mr. And Mrs. Clyde Flagg of Springfield, MO."The Rolla Herald"
Charles Watson died at his home seven miles south of Rolla Wednesday night, March 23, 1932. He was in the 55th year of his age.Mr. Watson was born in Phelps County the 9th of December, 1877. He was the son of Mr. And Mrs. John Watson. He united in marriage with Miss Minnie Helms in 1901. Eleven children were born to this union, nine of whom with their mother survive. He is also survived by his mother, four brothers, George, Dan, Ed, and Frank Watson and two sisters, Mrs. Arch Huffman and Mrs. Wm. Schwartz, all of Phelps County.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and interment took place at Beaver Cemetery."The Rolla Herald"
Mrs. Fannie Helen Mitchell, beloved wife of Robert L. Mitchell, died at Rolla Hospital Monday evening, March 28th, 1932. She was in the 54 years of her age. The news of the death of this excellent woman came as a shock to many friends.The deceased was formerly Miss Fannie Helen Helm. She was born at Moselle, MO. January 8th 1879, Her parents were John and Mecia Helm, of Moselle. On December 30th, 1897 she united in marriage with Samuel H. Longacre of Moselle. To this union one son, Will F. Longacre was born.
Several years after the death of Mr. Longacre, the deceased united in marriage with Mr. Robert L. Mitchell of Rolla, on November 12th, 1914. They have resided in this county ever since.Besides her husband, Mr. Mitchell, and her son, Will F. Longacre, of Rolla, she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. E. B. Mundy and Mrs. Sally McKinnis, of St. Louis and two brothers, John Allen Helm, of East St. Louis, Ill, and Arthur W. Helm, of Pacific, MO. Also a daughter-in-law, nephews and nieces and a host of relatives and friends.
Mrs. Mitchell made friends of everyone who knew her. She was a member of the Christian Church and was faithful to its teachings.Funeral services were conducted from Rolla Christian church by Rev. E. M. Romine Wednesday morning, and her remains were conveyed to Catawissa, MO for interment...
Little Opal Rosenberg, the five year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Naman Rosenberg, of Gaines Ford, died at Rolla Hospital last Wednesday night. Tuesday morning while playing around her father's farm her clothing caught fire from some burning brush and in her fright she started to run and before she could be caught was most severely burned. She was taken to the hospital for treatment but it was hopeless. She was buried Friday morning at the Ballance cemetery.
Mrs. Julia Damott, one of our old and highly respected citizens, passed away at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday night, March 29th, 1932. She was in the 84th year of her age.Mrs. Damott was born in France July 27th 1849. She and her husband came to America shortly after the Civil War. About forty-seven years ago they came to Phelps county and made their home on a farm in the Flat Grove neighborhood and afterwards moved to Rolla. Mr. Damott preceded her to the grave eight years ago. Also two daughters have passed to the great beyond.
The deceased is survived by two sons, Emile Damott of Granite City, Ill. And Edward V. Damott of Springfield, Ill. She is also survived by six grand children. They are: Mrs. Chas. Haycraft, Mrs. Raymond Smith and Mrs. Daniel Schores of St. Louis; Emile Damontt Jr. Of Granite City, Ill.; Earl Damott, Springfield, Ill., and Miss Lorna Rose Damott, Granite City, Ill. Also ten great grand children survive.Mrs. Damott was a fine old lady. She loved her native country, France, but she was also a true and loyal American. Last summer she left Rolla to go and live with her son, Edward V. Damott.
Her remains were brought to Rolla last Thursday night and rested in McCaw's undertaking parlor. On Friday morning services were conducted from the Catholic Church of which she was a devout member by Father S. P. Stocking and interment took place at the Wishon cemetery six miles. (sic)The pall bearers were J. M. Purtle, Dan Donahoe, Andrew Heimberger, Will Heimberger, Jas. M. Lanning and W. L. Kelley.
William Haas, one of the good farmers and substantial citizens of Phelps County, passed away at the M.S.M. Hospital in Rolla Sunday morning, April 3, 1932. He was in the 71st year of his age. Mr. Haas was stricken several weeks ago since which time his condition has been feared of. He was brought from his home to the hospital about a week before his death.William Haas was born in Wisconsin, June 1st 1861. His parents Mr. Frederick Haas and wife came to America from Germany, first settling in Wisconsin. The Haas family came to Missouri landing in Phelps County on the 15th of September 1875 and here they have resided ever since.
The deceased united in marriage with Miss Paulina Baumann of Phelps county. Ten children were born to this union all of whom with their mother survive. They are: W. F. Haas, J. H. Haas, Edwin and Frank Haas all of Omaha, Nebraska; Ernest Haas, Mrs. Fred Sachs, Misses Ella and Irene Haas and Robert and Alvin Haas all of Rolla. There are eight grand children and one brother Mr. John Haas and a number of nephews and nieces.No man in Phelps County stood any higher in the estimation of the people than Mr. William Haas. He was honest and conscientious and was faithful to every trust reposed in him.
Twenty-five years or more Mr. Haas served as treasurer of the Phelps County Mutual Fire and Lightning Association and resigned from this position last January. For some years he has served on the Rolla Special Road District Commission which position he held at the time of his death and he was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Rolla State Bank up to the time of his death in all of these capacities he served well.Mr. Haas was a member of the Lutheran Church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Streufert Wednesday morning from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rolla. His remains were conveyed to Peace Lutheran Church cemetery at Elk Prairie for interment. A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the funeral service and followed his remains to their last resting place.
His seven sons served as pall bearers...
Mrs. Blanche Teasdale, beloved wife of Fred Teasdale died at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis Sunday night, April 3rd, 1932. She was forty years old. This excellent young woman had been sick for over two weeks. Her friends did not realize until toward the last the seriousness of her condition. She was taken to St. Louis the Monday before, hoping to ward off the almost inevitable result that followed. Her loved ones, those near and dear to her, offered their own blood hoping to revive her during her last hours.Mrs. Teasdale was formerly Miss Blanche Followill, daughter of Mrs. T. R. Followill of Rolla. She was born January 12th, 1892. She was educated in the Rolla schools and afterwards specialized in music.
On April 16th, 1918, she united in marriage with Fred Teasdale. To this union two children, Rosemary, age 13, and Robert, age 11, were born, both of whom with their father survive. She was a lover of music and continued her practice. She studied at the Henniger School of Music in Rolla. She was a student under Dr. Bassett Wootton and also took a course for one year at Leadville, Colo. Lastly Mrs. Teasdale made a study of Mrs. Nancy Armstrong's method of teaching music. She gave music lessons in Rolla.Mrs. Teasdale helped to organize the Rolla Community Music Club and took great interest in same. Just prior to her last sickness she was organizing a community orchestra. Her heart was always in her music. She loved it. She was a member of the Baptist Church and sang in the choir. She directed the Baptist Church orchestra, and was organist for same. She was a member of Rolla Chapter of Eastern Star.
Besides her husband and two children, she is survived by her mother and two brothers, Dexter B. Followill and Huber Followill. Also her grand father, Mr. George H. Miller, of near Stickney, MO.Mrs. Teasdale possessed a wonderfully sweet disposition and was admired and loved by her large circle of friends. She loved to be of service and was always anxious to do something to help others along. Her children were particularly dear to her.
Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist Church by Rev. B. V. Bolton, Wednesday afternoon. The services at the grave were conducted by Rolla Chapter of Eastern Star. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful. The funeral cortege was very large.The following were pall bearers: W. D. Jones, Prof Albert Oilar, Prof. C. F. Wilkins, Prof R, M. Rankin, Dr. C. E. Bardsley, and T. E. Donahue...
Dr. And Mrs. J. W. Barley were called to Montgomery City, MO. Last Friday on account of the illness of his mother, Mrs. J. K. Barley. Mrs. Barley passed away on Saturday, April 2nd, 1932. She was 86 years old. Just last January 11th she and her husband celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage.The deceased is survived by her husband and two children, Dr. J. W. Barley of Rolla, MO and one daughter, Miss Genieveve Barley, of Tulsa, Okla.
Mrs. Barley was a member of the Baptist Church.Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist Church Sunday afternoon and interment took place at the Montgomery City cemetery.
Besides Dr. And Mrs. Barley, others from Rolla were: their daughter, Mrs. J. A. Holman and children, Helen Louise and Joe, Prof. And Mrs. S. P. Bradley, Prof. And Mrs. E. L. Johnson, Mrs. E. G. Harris, Mr. And Mrs. C. D. Via, and Mrs. Nadine Sease.Rolla friends join in sincerest sympathy for Dr. Barley and the relatives.
Mr. William Carrell died at his home in Rolla Friday, April 1st, after three weeks of illness. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and six children. They are: Mrs. J. D. Mitchell, Mrs. F. Bruner, Guy W. Carrell and Austin Carrell of Rolla, and C. R. Carrell and C. Z. Carrell of Memphis, MO. Also two sisters, Mrs. Jim Letterman of Belle, MO and Mrs. P. F. Letterman of Denver, Colo. Mr. Carrell was in the 64th year of his age.Funeral services were conducted from the Union Mission Church by Rev. Ollie Scott last Saturday and interment took place at Rolla Cemetery...
Mrs. Ruth Loughrige Lewis, daughter of Joseph and Maggie Loughrige of Rolla, was born April 11, 1903, died April 2nd, 1932. She was 25 years, 11 months and nine days old. She was born five miles south of Arlington, MO near Boiling Spring. She later moved to Rolla with her parents.She was married to Melvin A. Lewis, April 26, 1924. To this union two children were born, Jean, age 7 and Ada, age 15 months. She was a dear wife and a devoted mother and a loving friend to all who knew her. Her father preceded her three years in death.
She leaves to mourn her death a dear husband and two sweet children, two step daughters, Ruby Lewis and Mrs. Esther Reed, her mother, Mrs. Maggie Loughrige and seven sisters, Mrs. Floyd Courson of Newburg, MO, Mrs. Louie Nichols, Josie, Florance, Mary, Marie and Dorothy of Rolla. And six brothers: Johnson and George of Strafford, Kansas; William, Joe, Louie and Edward of Rolla and a host of relatives and friends. She professed faith in her Savior just a few weeks before her death and spoke of being ready to meet him.The funeral was held at the Rolla Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. F. J. Hanks of Newburg officiating...
Mr. John R. Coulter died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Frank L. Smith, in Rolla last Friday April 1st, 1932. He was in the 55th year of his age. Mr. Coulter who has been in poor health came to Rolla about a year ago from Akron, Ohio.He is survived by his wife and three children: also four sisters, Mrs. Bland Smith and Mrs. Frank L. Smith of Rolla; Mrs. James Lantz of Willard, Ohio; Mrs. Chas. Battershell of Hicksville, Ohio, and two brothers, James E. Coulter of Rolla and Washburn Coulter of Hicksville, Ohio.
Funeral services were conducted Monday morning by Rev. Father Stocking at the Catholic Church and interment took place at Rolla CemeteryThe pall bearers were his brother-in-laws and nephews: Bland Smith, Frank Smith, Wes Smith, Joe Smith, Allen Smith, Carl Smith, Jean Smith, and Lee Smith, James Lontz and Ralph Battershell.
Relatives from a distance present were: his wife and three children of Akron, Ohio; Mr. And Mrs. James Lontz and daughter, Ruth, Willard, Ohio; Mrs. Chas. Battershell and son, Ralph, and James Coulter, of Hicksville, Ohio.
S. H. Halfacre. 58, of Bourbon, MO, died in Rolla, April 1st. His remains were taken to Bourbon that evening.
Mrs. Georgia Raines, 28, wife of Fred Raines, died at the Rolla Hospital, Friday, April 1st. Interment Rolla cemetery.
Mrs. Stella Northcutt, 43, of Salem, MO, died at the Rolla Hospital, Monday, April 4. Her remains were taken to Salem that evening for interment.
Martin Turner, age 25, died at St. Francis Hospital in Washington, MO, Saturday afternoon, March 26, 1932. His remains were brought to his home in this neighborhood (camp Creek), where funeral services were conducted on Monday, March 28th and interment took place at Camp Creek cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Wm. Mihlfeld of Newburg.This fine young man was employed at the cement works at Glencoe, MO. A few weeks ago he fell from a ladder and was also badly burned. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, but he was unable to combat the injuries.
Martin Turner was the oldest son of Mr. And Mrs. Isaac Turner, of Camp Creek. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, Everett, Vernon, and George Turner and one sister, Gladys Turner. He was a member of the Pythian order. He was held in high regard by all who knew him...THE ROLLA HERALD
Isaac Turner, age 51 past, died Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Joe Love, five miles northwest of Rolla on Camp Creek. Mr. Turner was coming to Rolla in the truck with Morris Underwood, when he was suddenly stricken with an attack of what Dr. Mitchell said was meningitis. He was taken to the Love home, where medical aid was summoned. Arrangements were being made to bring him to Rolla hospital, but before the ambulance arrived, Mr. Turner expired.Mr. Turner was born and raised in Phelps County. He was the son of the late D. M. (Doc) Turner and wife (Aunt Tilda) nee Hudgens.
The deceased united in marriage with Mrs. Florance Moran, of Pogue Station, Ill. Six children were born, four of whom are living. A son, Martin Turner, died three weeks exactly before his father's death, as a result of burns at Glenco, MO. The four survivors are three sons, Everett, Vernon, and George and one little daughter, Gladys. Three sisters, Mrs. Chas. Turner, Mrs. Delmar Groover and Mrs. Adam Fey and two brothers, Wm. Turner and Daniel Turner, and one uncle, Mr. D. T. Hudgens, also survive.Mr. Turner was a good, honest substantial citizen of this county. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and he held membership in the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon and interment took place at Camp Creek cemetery.
David L. Light was born at Rolla, MO, September 1st, 1853 He died at his home near Veto, MO., April 11, 1932, age 78 years, 7 months and 10 days. He united with the Baptist Church of Macedonia in early life and has been a faithful and active member since.He is survived by his wife, Emma Light and eight children. They are: Charley, of Pomona, California; Moody, of Vernolia, California; Zona, Timothy and Elmer of Webster Groves, MO, and Alfred, Landell and Nile of Veto, MO. Twenty grand children and 1 great grand child survive; also two sisters, Sarah, of Vichy, MO and Emily of Rolla, Kansas, and two brothers, James, of Texas and Clayborn of Noel, MO.
Funeral services were conducted at Macedonia church by Rev. Ferd Affolter, his former pastor. Interment was in the Macedonia cemetery.
William Arthur Bradley was the son of William Arthur and Susan Bradley. He was born November 10, 1852 on the farm where he died, April 14th 1932.He was of a family of seven children and was the last to depart this life. He leaves a wife and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his departure. He was 79 years, 5 months and 4 days old.
He united with the Baptist Church about fifty-four years ago. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of Anutt. He was a good, kind man and was loved by all his friends. He spoke of his departure the night before saying that his mother was a good Christian woman and he was soon to meet her. Uncle William, as he was called by almost everyone, will be sadly missed by all.The funeral was conducted at the Weber cemetery near Lecoma, Saturday, April 16, by Rev. Ferd Affolter.
THE ROLLA HERALD
21 April 1932
News was received in Rolla that John C. Cox died at Wichita, Kansas, Sunday, May 1st, 1932. He was about 58 years old. Mr. Cox was a student at the School of Mines in 1894-1896. He married Miss Emma Strobach of Rolla, who survives him.Funeral services were held at Independence, Kansas Wednesday. Mr. F. A. Strobach and his niece, Miss Mary Jane Welch left Rolla Tuesday for Independence to attend the funeral.
THE ROLLA HERALD
5 May 1932
Mr. David Taylor Lenox, the head of one of the wealthiest and most influential families of Phelps County, died at the home of his son, K. M. Lenox and family at 1:30 a.m. Monday, May 16th, 1932. He was 84 years, 11 months and ten days old.Mr. Lenox was the son of Rev. David Lenox, a pioneer Baptist minister, who migrated into this section from Kentucky in 1825. Settled on Little Piney River and took up large tracts of land on Little Piney and on Dry Fork. The deceased was born on June 6th, 1847, when this section was a wilderness. It was then Crawford County. It was ten years before Phelps County was organized. It was real pioneer days through which Mr. Lenox grew up. His father and his brothers before him had been leaders in the organization and building of this county.
Mr. Lenox, being a large tax payer, always took an active interest in the political life of the county. He was elected and served one time as collector of the county, but he never sought any other office. For years, even up to the day of his death his good will and support in political affairs was much to be desired. He united in marriage with Miss Sarah Rebecca Burkitt in 1867. To this union ten children were born, six of whom with their mother preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons and one daughter. They are H. W. Lenox, K. M. Lenox of Lake Spring; I. L. Lenox, Rolla and Mrs. J. D. Sturgeon of Hobson. Nineteen grand children and eighteen great grand children also survive, all of whom were present and followed in the funeral procession to his grave. One brother, Hon. J. M. Lenox, of Eram, Okla., survives. He was here a few days before the death of Mr. Lenox, but did not return.Mr. Lenox stood high in the esteem of the people of this county He was an intense believer in what was right. He lived and died on the land that had been entered by his father. He owned large acreage and was a large dealer in cattle and stock of all kinds. He was a warm friend and his great generosity to those who were close to him will ever cherish his name. His children were his companions. His grand children loved and admired him and his great grand children loved to be in his presence.
Funeral services were held from the residence of Mr. K. M. Lenox, with whom he made his home, on Tuesday afternoon. A large concourse of relatives, neighbors and friends from Phelps and Dent counties were present to pay their last personal tribute of respect to the man whom they admired and called friend. The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. A short service and prayer was conducted by Elder Walter Bradford of the Primitive Baptist Church, after which Rolla Lodge of Masons took charge, and with E. J. Koch, district deputy Grand Lecturer, acting as Master, the remains were buried at Lake Spring cemetery by the side of his wife, according to the ancient rites of that order. The funeral was in charge of Null and Licklider.The Pall bearers were his nine grandsons: D. T. Lenox II, Ken Lenox, Ike Lenox, Hamilton Lenox, J. M. Freeman, Steve Sturgeon, Lenox Sturgeon, Robert Sturgeon, and Jack Sturgeon.
Among those present from a distance were former Congressman Sidney C. Roach and his son, James P. Roach, of St. Louis; Carl Swoffard, Joe Keshner and O. P. Atkinson, cattle dealers of East St. Louis; Oscar G. Strobach, St. Louis; Claude Bass, Steelville, MO; L. N. Coffman, S. E. Ellis, L. B. Ellis and Jas. Talley of Dent County.Among the relatives from Rolla present were Judge David E. Cowan, L. L. Freeman and daughters, Misses Madge and Mattie Freeman, Mr. And Mrs. D. L. Stuart, John A. Sally; also Dr. R. B. Cowan, W. T. Cox of Edgar Springs and Mr. And Mrs. John H. Pillman of Spring Creek. Many friends from Rolla, St. James and Newburg and the county were present.
The last of the old pioneers has gone to his reward.
Mrs. Martha Jane McWhorter, relict of the late W. H. McWhorter, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Ketchem Friday evening, May 13, 1932. She was 77 years, 3 months and six days old.The deceased united in marriage with Mr. McWhorter in 1871. To this union ten children were born, eight of whom survive. They are: J. A. McWhorter, Rolla, MO; M. P. McWhorter, Dellman, Ill.; Mrs. W. L. Ketchem and Mrs. J. W. Ketchem, Seaton, MO; Miss Lucy McWhorter and C. E. McWhorter, St. Louis; T. A. McWhorter, Wesco, MO and R. S. McWhorter of Lake Spring, MO. Two of them, Myrtle McWhorter and Mrs. J. L. Hamilton passed on before.
The deceased is survived by 39 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.The deceased was a ___ loving mother, friend and neighbor. Her death is mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held by Rev. Gibbs Sunday afternoon and interment took place at Morrison's cemetery near her old home. Her remains were placed by the side of her life's partner.Pall bearers were her grandsons: Oscar McWhorter, Otto McWhorter, Aria McWhorter, Hugh McWhorter, Arnold McWhorter...
THE ROLLA HERALD
19 May 1932
A telegram from Colorado Springs, Colo., announced that Charles A. Greig was drown at that place Monday 30th, 1932. This news was a terrible shock to many relatives and a large circle of friends in Phelps County. The particulars of his drowning are not known at Rolla. Mr. Greig was about 40 years old.The deceased was born and reared in the Norman neighborhood in the eastern part of Phelps County. He was the son of Mr. And Mrs. J. G. Greig. After securing his education he taught school in Phelps County and later married Miss Estella King, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. James King of this county. Four children were born to this union, all of whom with their mother survive.
Ed. King brother of Mrs. Greig, left Rolla Tuesday for Colorado Springs to assist Mrs. Greig in bringing the remains to Rolla. It is expected they will arrive here about SundayThe deceased was a member of Rolla Lodge of Masons. He was a man of highest integrity and fine character
THE ROLLA HERALD
2 June 1932
T. B. Adams, reputed to be one of the best men of our county, died at Dr. Cox's hospital at Pomona, MO, last Friday morning, June 17, 1932. He was in the 63rd year of his age.Thomas Buford Adams was the son of the late Judge John Adams and wife. He was born on Norman in Mermec township, Phelps County, Missouri, September 1st 1896. He grew up and was educated in the schools of this county. He was a well to do farmer. He was honest, conscientious and was highly respected by all who knew him. He held membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was a staunch member of the Baptist Church. He was a member of the Board of Deacons of Rolla Baptist Church and also served on the Phelps County Baptist District Association Board.
On September 19th, 1900 Mr. Adams united in marriage with Miss Lucinda Wilson. She died January 19, 1926. On April 16, 1927 he married Miss Louise Butrey, who survives him. He is survived by four brothers: Henry Adams of Anutt, MO; Albert Adams of Atlanta, GA; Everett Adams of Kansas City, MO and Edwin Adams of St. Louis; also four sisters survive: Mrs. Clara Bohley of Arkansas; Mrs. Dora Dalson, California; Mrs. Gertrude Dewing, St. Louis and Mrs. Ethel Herberger, St. Louis.Funeral services were conducted by Rev. B. V. Bolton from the Rolla Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. The church was packed to its capacity and a large crowd stood outside. The remains were conveyed to Rolla cemetery, where St. James Lodge of Odd Fellows conducted the last rites, Dr. E W. Ousley, past Grand Master of the order being in charge, and there he was laid to rest.
The pall bearers were his near relatives: T. J. Lee of California, MO; Berry Crow, Licking; Herbert Adams, Houston; Harold Capps, Anutt; Wilson Shumate and Louis Mitchell, Rolla.The Rolla Herald
Mrs. Annie Bell Tankersley, beloved wife of Mr. R. S. Tankersley, died at her home in Rolla last Saturday, June 18th 1932. She was in the sixty-first year of her age.The deceased was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. W. Gaddy. She was born in Cold Spring township in Phelps county, January 9th 1872. On April 12th 1888, she united in marriage with Mr. R. S. Tankersley and to this union seven children were born, four of whom with Mr. Tankersley survive. They are two sons, G F. Tankersley, Indianapolis, IN; Perry Tankersley, Decatur, Ill. . And two daughters, Mrs. G. T. Woodworth, Rolla and Mrs. F. E. Devinney, Detroit, MI. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and five brothers and two sisters.
In his funeral discourse Rev. Pinkston said: Mrs. Tankersley was a faithful wife, loving mother, a wonderful friend, and a loyal child of God. Her life remains to inspire and guide those who knew her. She was a member of the Rebeccah Lodge and was also a devout member of the Presbyterian ChurchFuneral services were conducted from the home by Rev. D. G. Pinkston of the Presbyterian Church; Rev. E. A. Boyd, Presbyterian Missionary, Rev. B. V. Bolton of the Baptist Church and Rev. A. B. Garrison of Newburg. A large crowd of relatives and friends were present, and the floral offerings were very beautiful. Interment took place at Rolla cemetery.
The pall bearers were D. S. Williams, Ellie Grayson, Sam Tankersley, Prof. M. H. Cagg, Prof. R. M. Rankin and Fred J. McCaw.
Fred (Fritz) Wagner died at his home about 7 miles east of Rolla Monday June 27th, 1932. He was in the 65th year of his age.Mr. Wagner was born at Hiland, IL, October 14th 1867. He was the son of the late Henry Wagner. He came to Phelps county many years ago and has always followed farming. Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Wagner of Rolla and five sons, Henry William, Oscar of Rolla; Edwin Wagner of Colorado Springs, Colo. And Homer Wayner of Assaris, Kansas, and six grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. B. F. Culbertson of Rolla and Mrs. Lola Earl of Iowa.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday by Rev. E. M. Romine of the Christian Church and interment took place at the Adams cemetery.
Mrs. Amanda Lois Miller Jackson, 53, died at her home near St. James, MO., Wednesday, June 15th. She was born Nov. 29 1878. Mrs. Jackson has lived in the vicinity of Rolla almost her entire life.At the age of 14, she united with the Baptist Church and lived a true and devoted Christian life. On December 24, 1899, she married John B. Jackson of Rolla. To this union ten children were born, seven sons and three daughters, two daughters preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, seven sons, Lloyd, George, Joseph, Huber, John, Charles, Adolphus; one daughter, Lucy; two grandchildren; her father George Miller, six sisters, four brothers and other relatives.Funeral services were conducted at the old Spring Creek church, Friday, June 17, by Rev. B. V. Bolton of Rolla. Interment was made in the Old Spring Creek cemetery. (Wynn cemetery)
William Bray was born at Riverside, Iowa, Sept. 24th, 1847. He passed away at his home July 1st, 1932. Mr. Bray was united in marriage to Miss Mahala Pfaff, January 1st, 1870. To this union three children were born; Mrs. E. F. Moon of Portland, Oregon; Earl Bray of near Rolla and Ida at home.Mr. Bray came to Missouri ___ 1895 and located on a farm near Lecoma, where he has resided ever since. His wife preceded him in death twelve years ago.(missing end)
Martin V. Ott passed away at Rolla Hospital Sunday, July 3rd, 1932. Funeral services were conducted on July 7th by Rev. Streufert at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rolla, followed by interment at Elk Prairie.Mr. Ott was born at Elk Prairie June 17th 1877. He lived all of his life in this county and was regarded as an honest honorable citizen. He is survived by his wife, one son, Daniel, and two daughters, Misses Martha and Ella Ott; also his mother, Mrs. Minnie Diehl.
Mrs. Susan A. Love, beloved wife of Mr. J. D. Love, died at her home in Rolla Sunday, July 10th, 1932. She was in the 69th year of her age.The deceased was formerly Miss Susan Dillon of Phelps county. She united in marriage with Mr. Love and to this union six children were born, of whom four daughters, with their father survive. She is also survived by two brothers, Frank Dillon and J. L. Dillon of Rolla.
Mrs. Love was a good Christian woman and greatly loved by her family and friends.Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. P. Gabriel of the Christian Church on Monday and interment took place at Macedonia cemetery, six miles north of Rolla.
Mrs. Minerva Brookshire Jones, beloved wife of Earl Jones died at her home near Edgar Springs, July 16th 1932. She was in the 34th year of her age.The deceased was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Brookshire. She was born in Phelps County. She was united in marriage with Mr. Earl Jones in October 1917. Two children were born to this union, who with their father survive. They are: Miss Lola Jones and Ada Jones. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Robert Jones, of Yancy Mills, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. They are: Mrs. Frank Schmiedeke and Robt. Brookshire of Morrisonville, IL; Mrs. Wm. Tyler, St. Louis; Miss Alma Brookshire and a half sister, Miss Virgie Jones all of Yancy Mills.
Mrs. Jones was a consistent member of the Church of God. She was a good neighbor, a devoted wife, and a loving mother.Funeral services were held by Rev. Paul Glover last Sunday afternoon and interment took place at the Rhea cemetery.
Mr. Henry Jergensmeyer passed away at his home, north of Macedonia, Saturday, July 16th. He was in his sixty-fifth year/ His wife preceded him to the grave ten years ago. His remains were taken to the Null Licklider Undertaking Parlors and Catholic services were held there Sunday afternoon at four o'clock. He was buried Monday at the Macedonia Cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Jane Dyer, relict of the late W. M. Dyer, died at her home in Rolla, Monday, July 25th, 1932. She was in the 80th year of her age.The deceased was born near Verona, Missouri, July 25, 1853. She lived most of her life at Springfield, Mo., where her husband died in 1923. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Dyer went to Texas to live with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Will Smith. Following the death of Mr. Smith five years ago, Mrs. Dyer came with her daughter, Mrs. Smith to Rolla and made her home. She was a devoted mother and was dearly loved by her children. She is survived by her two daughters, Miss Gertrude Dyer of Chicago, Ill; Mrs. Will Smith of Rolla and one son A. W. Dyer, of Springfield. Also two granddaughters survive: Misses Dorothy and Helen Dyer of Springfield.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday over the remains at McCaw's Chapel, by Rev. D. G. Pinkston of the Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. B. V. Bolton of the Baptist Church. The remains, accompanied by her two daughters and son, were taken to Springfield, Mo., where services were conducted on Wednesday and interment took place at that city.
Mrs. Amanda K. Fuller, one of the pioneer residents of Phelps County and one of the first settlers at Newburg, Mo., died at her home in Newburg Sunday, August 14th, 1932. She was in the 75th year of her age.The deceased was the daughter of Edward F. Wood and Mary Alexander, who came to Missouri from Kentucky. She was born near Rolla February 12th, 1858. She grew to womanhood and on October 9th, 1881, she united in marriage with Mr. F. A. Fuller of Rolla. To the union six sons and one daughter were born. They are: Edw. F. Fuller, Harry W. Fuller, and Herman H. Fuller of Newburg; Ivan E. Fuller of Rolla, L. A. Fuller, Oklahoma City, Okla., all living and one son Bert H. Fuller, who died in 1908. Also Mrs. C. T. Hale of St. Louis. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Emmaline Paulsell, a half sister, Mrs. E. H. Roach and a half brother, Mr. Chas. F. Roach, all of Rolla, eight grandchildren also survive.
The deceased was a beautiful Christian character. She reared a fine family. Her children were devoted to her and she was loved by a large circle of relatives and friends. When only sixteen years old, she made public confession of Christian faith and was baptized by Rev. Chas. Drennan in 1874. Since that time she has been an ardent worshiper of the Church of the Disciples of Christ. She was one of the charter members of the church in Newburg, where she has resided ever since 1883, practically since Newburg was founded.Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. M. Romine from her late home in Newburg on Tuesday afternoon. Newburg was practically closed during the funeral hour as a token of highest esteem. A large crowd of relatives and friends were present and the floral offerings were very beautiful. Following the discourse the remains were conveyed to the Roach cemetery north of Newburg for interment. The funeral cortege was very large.
Those who attended besides all of her sons and their wives and her daughter, Mrs. C. T. Hale and her husband, other relatives and friends from a distance were: Mrs. J. W. Vinson of Springfield, Mo.; Mr. And Mrs. Ralph Wilson, daughter Miss Elizabeth Wilson, Mrs. E. S. Max, Mr. And Mrs. J. M. Max, Miss Bernice Fisher, Mrs. Cora Wilson and daughter Miss Claudine Werner, all of St. Louis; Mr. And Mrs. Dean Fuller, Paris, Texas; Robert E. Heller, W. D. Jones, Charles L. Woods, Mr. And Mrs. E. H. Roach, Mr. And Mrs. Worthy Roach, Mr. And Mrs. F. W. Paulsell, Mr. And Mrs. Jack Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gollahon and daughter, Edna Mae, Mrs. W. B. Lavine, Mr. And Mrs. C. O. Grimm, Mrs. Sarah E. Brown and daughters, Misses Ama and Mabel Brown, Mr. And Mrs. W. E. Shepherd, Mr. Clint Huckins and Miss Emma Small, all of Rolla; Dr. And Mrs. E. J. Towell, St. James, Mo.; Mrs. Wright Hale, Dixon, Mo.; Mr. And Mrs. W. D. Stogsdill of Vida, Mo.
H. E. Carter, proprietor of a drug store at Monett, Mo. For the past eight years, passed away at his home last Friday. He was formerly a resident of Licking, Mo. And while there was employed in the drug store owned by Dr. S. L. Mitchell. He bought Dr. Mitchell out and later took a pharmacist's course at St. Louis University to complete the training started by Dr. Mitchell while he was in his employ. He was 58 years old at the time of his death.
Mr. Lory L. Freeman, a scion of an old and prominent Phelps County family, died at his home two miles north of Rolla Sunday, August 28th, 1932, at about 12:15 o'clock. He made his home with his two daughters, Misses Madge and Mattie Freeman. His only son, J. M. Freeman and family were present and a family dinner was being prepared, when Mr. Freeman suddenly died. He had been in poor health for several years.Lory L. Freeman was born at Relfe, Mo., August 31st, 1872, making him just three days under 62 years old. He was the son of James M. and Martha E. (Coppedge) Freeman. He grew to manhood on the family estate at Relfe, and on March 17th, 1891 he united in marriage with Miss Bessie Lenox, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. D. T. Lenox, of Lake Spring. To this union four children were born, three of whom, James M. and Misses Madge and Mattie Freeman, survive. Mrs. Freeman passed away about two years ago. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. J. H. Pillman, of Spring Creek, Mo.
Mr. Freeman at one time was a very large land owner and dealt largely in stock. He was one of the prominent stock men of this part of Missouri. He took an active interest in agricultural pursuits and during the hey-day of the Phelps County Fair, he was one of its presidents. He was an outspoken democrat and took an active interest in the success of his party. He continued to live on the estate left him by his father at Relfe, and to which he added, until about two years ago, when ill health and the loss of his wife forced him to retire from active life. At one time he was an active Mason, but ill health and other misfortune caused him to retire. He was an highly honorable citizen and his death is mourned by a large circle of relatives and many friends.Funeral services were conducted by Elder Walter Bradford of the Primitive Baptist Church, from his residence Tuesday morning and he was buried by the side of his life's partner in Rolla Cemetery.
The pall bearers were his nephews, Ike and Hamilton Lenox, Robert, Stephen, and Jack Spurgeon and Ben Pillman.Among those attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Pillman, Spring Creek and their daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Wright and little son, John, of Genos,Ohio, Hon. J. M. Lenox and daughters, Miss Laura Lenox and Mrs. Henderickson of Eram, Okla., Mr. & Mrs. John W. Jesse, Dr. R. B. Cowan and Mr. & Mrs. Henry Brown of Edgar Springs and Mr. & Mrs. J. W. TenEyck of St. James, Mo.
As was reported in last week's Herald, Mr. H. L. Smith died at her home at Lecoma, Mo., August 31st, 1932. She was in the 84th year of her age.The deceased was formerly Miss Mary Melinda Miles. She grew to womanhood and united in marriage with Mr. H. L. Smith, to whom were born ten children, eight of whom with their father survive. The children are Mr. C. A. Smith, of Rolla; Frank Smith of Illinois; German Smith, Salem, Mo.; Mrs. Della Schmiedeke, of St. Louis; Mrs. Kate Neilsen, of Chicago; Mrs. George Star, Jesse Smith, and William Smith, of Lecoma, Mo. Besides her immediate family she is survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was a devoted wife and mother. She will be sadly missed by the entire community.
Mrs. Annie Franz, relict of the late Henry Franz passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Franz at New Holland, Ill. Thursday morning, September 1st, 1932. She was in the 75th year of her age. Mrs. Franz had recently gone on a visit to her daughter.The deceased was born at Carrollton, Mo., March 8th, 1858, making her at the time of her death 74 years, 5 months, and 24 days old. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Waltz and wife. At the age of nine she came to Phelps County. On December 13th, 1877 she was united in marriage with Henry Franz and to this union nine children were born, eight of whom survive. They are Otto, Herbert, Stephen, and Henry Franz, of Rolla; four daughters, Mrs. Ellen Weidman and Mrs. Matilda O'Shaughnessy, of St. Louis; Miss Adele Franz, Seattle, Washington and Mrs. Alma Franz, of New Holland, Ill.
She was preceded in death four years ago by her husband and also by her oldest child, who died at the age of three years. Mrs. Franz is survived by three brothers, Joseph, and Anton Waltz of Rolla, and Gus Waltz of Joplin, Mo., and one sister, Miss Ellen Waltz, of Rolla. Also six grandchildren survive.Her remains were brought from New Holland, Ill., to Rolla last Friday and taken to her home east of Rolla. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dow G. Pinkston, of the Rolla Presbyterian Church, from her late home Sunday afternoon, and interment took place at the Rolla Cemetery. A large number of relatives and friends made up the cortege. The floral offerings were very beautiful, and great sympathy was expressed for the bereaved family.
The pall bearers were John J. Daily, Wm. T. Powell, Emil Mesko, Will Franz, Herman Franz, and Bland Smith.THE ROLLA HERALD
Rolla friends were saddened last Monday, October 3, 1932, when the news came that Mrs. J. A. Charles had died that afternoon at Fulton, MO.Mr. Charles accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Earl Gregory and son, Billy, left Rolla at once for Fulton. The remains were taken to Holton, Kansas for burial in the family lot.
Dr. W. J. Durant 58 years old passed away at his home in Rolla at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning, October 5th, 1932. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Winston Durant, of Chicago and his daughter, Miss Elizabeth Durant of Los Angeles, Calif.It is probable that his remains will be taken to his old home at ___pcer, Iowa for interment. Dr. Durant had lived in Rolla for 14 years...
Mr. John McMaster, 63 years old, died at his home in St. James, Mo., Monday, October 3rd, 1932. He is survived by his wife and one son, Cecil McMaster of Ottumwa, Iowa, and a daughter, Mrs. Vasca Shelton, of Dixon, Mo., also one brother, George McMaster, of Los Angeles, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Uriah Hubbard, of St. James.Funeral services were conducted by Rev. McReynolds of the Baptist Church, from TenEycke's funeral parlor, Tuesday afternoon and interment took place at the Masonic Cemetery at St. James.
THE ROLLA HERALD
6 October 1932
Mrs. Elizabeth Light, beloved wife of Mr. A. M. Light passed away at 9:15 o'clock at her home on South Elm Street, Sunday night, October 9th, 1932. She was in the sixtieth year of her age.Mrs. Light was formerly Miss Elizabeth Barnes, daughter of the late M. G. Barnes and Mrs. Barnes. She was born near Norman in Phelps county, Mo., January 19th, 1873. She was united in marriage with Mr. A. M. Light on October 25th, 1893. To this union six children were born, all of whom with their father survive. They are Millard Light of Rolla; Walter Light of Chester, Ill.; Lee Light of Rolla and Mrs. Chas. Williams of Hematiti, Mo. twins, Louis Light and Louise (Mrs. P. P. Maline,) twins (sic), of Rolla. The deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. M. G. Barnes, of Eminence, Mo. and ___ sisters; also twelve grandchildren survive. All the children were present at the time of her passing. Her mother, and all of her sisters, except one, Mrs. McGregor of Los Angeles, Calif. were present at the funeral.
Besides being a devout member of the Methodist Church, Mrs. Light held membership with the Yeoman Lodge and Pythian Sisters. She leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her death.Funeral services were conducted from her late home by B. V. Bolton, of the Baptist Church, Tuesday afternoon. Interment took place at the Rolla Cemetery...
John Henry Toben was born at Logansport, Indiana, July 18th, 1867. He came to Missouri in 1903. In the year 1905 he was united in marriage to Amelia Weise. To this union five children were born: the children survive their father. They are Henry, Emma, Alma, Herman and John.The wife and mother preceded her husband and children in death ...
THE ROLLA HERALD
13 October 1932
James Andrew Bradford was born June 22, 1848, and died at the home of his son, Glenn Bradford on Big Piney, Oct. 17, 1932. His first marriage was to Elizabeth, daughter of Hamilton and Mariah Lenox. To this union one daughter was born, Adah, who died in 1903. Elizabeth Lenox Bradford, his first wife died in August, 1875. On August 28, 1879, he was united in marriage to Martha Root, and to this union ten children were born. Mamie, who died in infancy; Mrs. Sallie Baily of Waynesville, Mo.; Emmett and John of Bloodland, Mo.; Mrs. Lucy Fisher of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Clara Hardin of Ash Grove, Mo; Glenn of Big Piney; Mrs. Jenny Haley of St. Louis; Mrs. Glen Embry of Springfield, Mo.; and Bland at home.In 1893 he united with Big Piney Church of Primitive Baptist, of which he ever remained a faithful member.
He leaves to mourn his going, his wife, nine children, twenty-six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends."Uncle Jim" as he was familiarly called by his many friends, was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was buried in the Pillman Cemetery near Spring Creek, Mo., Oct. 18, 1932, funeral services being conducted by Elder Walter L. Bradford of Rolla, MO.
THE ROLLA HERALD
27 October 1932
The funeral of James Bohannon, who died at the home of his brother, Luke Bohannon Tuesday, was held at the Baptist Church Wednesday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hanks, pastor of that church. He was given a military funeral, being a soldier of the Civil War. Burial was in the Newburg Cemetery.THE ROLLA HERALD
Mrs. Emeline Hodge of Vichy, Mo., entered into rest Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1932, at 1 a. m. She was born in Maries County, Mo., Jan. 19, 1856, making her 76 years, 10 months, and 10days old.Mrs. Hodge was the wife of M. Hodge, who preceded her in death four years ago. To this union nine children were born, all surviving. They are: Lue, Riley, "B", John, George, Jerry, Charley, all of Vichy, Mo., Aaron, Rolla, and Mrs. H. F. Drevlow of Denver, Colo. Mrs. Hodge is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Ragan, Mrs. A. J. Davis, Mrs. Albert Curtis, and one brother, Nazer Daniels of Jayton, Tex.
Funeral services were conducted Nov. 30th at the residence by Rev. O'Dell, and burial was at the family cemetery.
John H. Cross was born in Edmond County, Indiana, June 8th, 1844, and died at the home of his son, Hugh Cross at Rolla, Nov. 29, 1932, being at the time of his death, 88 years, 5 months and 21 days old. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Eliza Cross, two sons, Billie Cross of Potosi, Mo., and Hugh Cross of Rolla. He had one daughter, Ona, who preceded him in death about thirty years ago.Uncle John, as he was familiarly known, served in the Civil War as a private in Co., E 48th Regiment, Mo Infantry. He enlisted of his own accord and served until the close of the war. He united with the Christian Church more than forty years ago and lived a life devoted to his Master. Uncle John will be sadly missed by his family as he was always kind to each of them at all times. His many friends well miss him as all who knew him were his friends and his long life was a blessing to all who came in contact with him.
Funeral services were conducted at Beulah, Mo., Nov. 30th, 1932 by Elder W. L. Bradford of Rolla, after which burial was had in the Beulah Cemetery.
Nathan Whites died at his home in Dixon, Mo., Sunday December 4th, 1932. Mr. Whites was born near St. James, Mo., and lived there the greater part of his life.Several years ago he moved to Dixon, Mo., with his wife who preceded him in death about two years ago.
Mr. Whites was 82 years old and belonged to one of the old pioneer families of Phelps County.He was highly respected by all who knew him; and will be remembered by many old time friends around St. James.
He is survived by two sons, J. F. Whites, of Dixon, and W. V. Whites of Rolla. Both sons with their families were present at the funeral.
The following death notice is taken from the St. Louis papers.York, Synthia--of 1522 Obear, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1932, dear mother of Joseph Farmer and Mrs. Margaret Beaver, our dear sister, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt.
Funeral on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, at 2 p. m., from W. A. Stock funeral home, 2117 East Grand Bl.The above notice was sent to the Herald by Mrs. Earl Myers of St. Louis. She writes that the deceased was a sister of the late Cain York, of Edgar Springs, Mo.
Mrs. Melinda Bowen passed away at the Rolla Hospital, December 1st, 1932, being in the 42nd year of her age. She was born in at Norman, Mo., August 12, 1890. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. J. Sneed.About five years ago, she united with the Mission Church of Rolla, Mo., and was strong in the faith. Just before she passed away, she told her husband that she was going away and knew that every-thing was right between herself and her Master.
She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Frank Bowen, five daughters and three sons, who were all present, besides four grandchildren, and her father and mother, two brothers and three sisters.Her funeral service was conducted at the Rolla Baptist Church Friday afternoon by the pastor, B. V. Bolton. She was buried in the Adams Cemetery.
Chas. Brewster, of Macedonia was in Rolla Saturday and gave us a copy of the Herald-Post of Nov. 10, 1932 published at El Paso, Texas. It contained an account of the suicide of Eli Ing. Mr. Ing formerly lived near Macedonia. He went to Texas about thirty-six years ago.The Herald-Post said:
He was found at 6:45 a.m. by Jimmy Hicks, county highway officer, and his son-in-law, Harvey Alexander.Hicks and Alexander started a search at 11:30 p.m. last night when Mrs. Ing found a note from her husband in the front room of their home.
"I've decided to call it a day," the note read.It carried a message of farewell for Mrs. Ing and their eight children and gave instructions for finding several insurance policies.
"I heard Mr. Ing get up at 10:30 and walk through the front room restlessly," Mrs. Ing said."I didn't think anything of it at first, for he has been worried and restless lately. I grew uneasy when he didn't come to bed by 11:30 and got up to investigate. I found the notes--one to me and three others for the children."
Mrs. Ing called Hicks and Alexander immediately, but they failed to find the body until daylight.Coroner O. Milby, Clint, ruled "death from a gunshot wound in the head--self inflicted."
Alexander and Mrs. Ing said Ing has been in ill health and was worried over financial difficulties."He has had heart trouble for some time," Alexander said.
"I think that had more to do with it than anything else.""I've been afraid something would happen lately," Mrs. Ing said.
Ing moved to Clint 12 years ago from Ellis county. He was one of the best known farmers in the lower valley.Besides his widow he is survived by four sons: John, 33, Longview; Homer, 31, Clint; Sanford, 17, Clint, and Clarence who is in the navy and stationed at New York, and four daughters, Mrs. Harvey Alexander, Clint; Mrs. W.D. Hawes, Clint; Mrs. Clarence Mathews, Marathon, and Mrs. Charles Jenson, Yeleta.
THE ROLLA HERALD
8 December 1932
Zachary Taylor Hoss was born December 14, 1849, died Nov. 30, 1932, age 82 years, 11 months and 16 days. He was married to Mary Taylor in 1860. Mrs. Hoss died in 1885. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Kahl of St. Louis; Mrs. Sue Smith of St. James; one son, John, whose whereabouts are unknown; one brother, Jack Hoss, of Dixon; two grandchildren, Nelson Davis of Creve Coeur, Mo.; Mrs. Charlotte Liebes, of New York City; also the following cousins: J. Ellis Walker of Rolla; Alonzo Walker, E. Miller, Mrs. Edna Lovelace, Jno. Miller; grand nieces and nephews: Mrs. Nellie Kearney, Mrs. Viola Williams, Louis Short, Frank Short, and Buenta Short.Mr. Hoss was an old resident of this community (Newburg), having lived in this vicinity until he went to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Kahl of St. Louis. He was a member of the Christian Church of
Newburg. The remains were brought by motor and funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church by Rev. Dalton, minister of that congregation on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment in the Newburg cemetery. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all.THE ROLLA HERALD
Ernest Richter died at his home in Rolla, Tuesday, November 22, 1932, at the age of 84. Funeral services were conducted from his late residence in West Rolla by Rev. E. P. Gabriel of the Christian church, Wednesday, afternoon, Nov. 23rd.He was born in Saxony, Germany, January 18th, 1848. He was married to Miss Josephine Obermark, April 15th, 1879; and to this union two children were born, Mrs. Emma Gilbert and Mrs. Eliza Jones, both of Rolla.
Mr. Richter is survived by his two daughters, five grandchildren, and eight grandchildren (sic). Mrs. Richter died six weeks ago.The pall bearers were Miles A. Coffman, Clark Kauffman, D. F. Donahoe, Fred Stimson, Walter Asher, and Ernest Sanker.
Mr.Henry Hargis, one of the oldest citizens of Phelps county, died at his home near Yancy Mills, Mo., Thursday morning, December 8th, 1932. He was in the 72nd year of his age. He was the son of the late William Hargis, who migrated from Kentucky to this section before Phelps county was organized.The deceased was born near Yancy Mills on Nov. 5th, 1861. He united in marriage with Miss Lina Pritchet, and to this union seven children were born, five of whom with their mother survive. They are Louis Hargis of Rolla; W. M. Hargis, Mrs. Albert Matthews and Miss Allie Bell Hargis of Yancy Mills and John Hargis of St. Louis. Also seven half-brothers and sisters survive: Chas. Hargis, St. Louis; E. A. Hargis, Fairfax, Mo.; Mrs. S. V. Allen, Jerome, Mo; Mrs. Geo. Woolsey, Arlington, Mo; Mrs. Mathis, Little Rock, Ark; Mrs. Wes Woolsey, Glencoe, Mo; and Mrs. Phil Salts of Rolla.
The deceased was a good citizen, a member of the Baptist Church and was well thought of by his friends.Funeral services were conducted by Rev. B. V. Bolton of the Rolla Baptist Church on Friday afternoon and interment took place at the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Many friends were present to evidence their sorrow for their departed friend and to express their sympathy for the bereaved family.
THE ROLLA HERALD
15 December 1932
Mr. Luer Luther LeFever, a former citizen of Phelps County, died December 5th, 1932 at the home of his son, Herschel LeFever of Colton, Calif. He was in his 76th year of his age.Mr. LeFever was born at Ashburn, Lauden County, Virginia, January 21st, 1857. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary Elizabeth McPherson, July 2nd, 1878. To this union six children were born. The survivors are: W. H. LeFever, Columbia, Mo; Mrs. Woody Keene, West Alton, Mo; Mrs. Hattie Noaks, Albion, Okla; Herschel LeFever, Colton, California and Lenard LeFever, Duke, Mo.
Mrs. LeFever preceded her husband in death by nine months and four days.The deceased is survived by a number of brothers and sisters, living in Washington D. C. and in Virginia.
The remains were brought from California to Rolla, arriving here Sunday, December 11th, at 10 a. m. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dow G. Pinkston of the Presbyterian Church from McCaw's undertaking parlor and interment took place at Rolla Cemetery.W. H. LeFever and family of Columbia, Mo., and Lenard LeFever and family of Duke, Mo., were present at the funeral.
Mrs. Herschel LeFever accompanied the remains from California to Rolla.Mr. LeFever was a good man and had many friends who mourn his death.
Mrs. Amanda Ellen Huckstep departed this life on December 4, 1932 in Eldorado, Kansas, after several weeks illness. She was taken to the Susan B. Allen hospital where a very serious operation was performed from which she never recovered.Mrs. Huckstep was born in Birchtree, Shannon County, MO in 1903. She was left an orphan at the age of 10 years and was reared in the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. & Mrs. S. L. Perry of Edgar Springs, MO. At the age of 17 years she professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist Church of Edgar Springs. On July 4, 1921 she was united in the holy bonds of matrimony at Rolla, MO, to Mr. Martin H. Huckstep of Eldorado, Kansas. To this union two children were born, a son, Elgin Ustilo, 10 years and a daughter, Myrtle Lee, age 5. She was a true and faithful wife, a loving and devoted mother. Her friends were numbered by those who knew her.
Surviving are her husband and children, two brothers, three sisters and many other relatives.Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Eldorado, on Tuesday, December 6, 1932. Elder E. E. McFarlane officiating. Interment was made in west cemetery, The Adams McMickell funeral directors were in charge. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr. & Mrs. S. C. Pollock, Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Huckstep, Mr. & Mrs. E. J. Huckstep, Mr. & Mrs. Q. J. Gould, Mr. & Mrs. L. D. Pollock, all of Hutchison, Kansas and Mrs. S. L. Perry of Edgar Springs, Mo.
(Pilot Knob-local news) We are sorry to hear of the death of John Brown. The family has our sympathy. He died the 30th of November and was buried the 1st of December at the Rhea Cemetery.HE ROLLA HERALD
Capt. John Erickson passed away at his home in Rolla, Missouri, on December 15, 1932, following an illness which had confined him to his home for several weeks. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sturgeon Erickson, and two daughters, Katherine and Althea. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Rolla at 2:00 p. m. Dec. 16th, 1932, and interment in the Rolla Cemetery.Captain Erickson was born at Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 16, 1885. He was the son of Augustus and Johanna Erickson and was left an orphan at the age of fifteen. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1902 and was immediately sent to the Philippine Islands where he served during the Philippine Insurrection. During the following few years he served alternately in the Philippines, Monterey, California, Fort Douglas, Utah, and in the United States participation in the Boxer Rebellion. In 1908 he was appointed Sergeant, in 1912 Color Sergeant and in 1913 Battalion Sergeant Major.
From 1914 to 1916 Sergeant Major Erickson was with the 13th Infantry of Camp Eagle Pass, Texas, patrolling the Mexican border. At the expiration of his enlisted term of service he re-enlisted in Co. F, 26th Infantry and was appointed Sergeant in 1916. In June 1917 he was honorably discharged "for the convenience of the Government to accept a commission in the regular Army". His commission of 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 26th Infantry, followed immediately. It was followed on August 15th, 1917, by his being commissioned 1st Lieutenant, and on December 31st, 1917, Captain of the 359th Machine Gun Company, 90th Division, National Army. In June 1918, Captain Erickson sailed for France for active service in the World War. His machine Gun Company actively engaged in the St. Mihiel and in the Meuse-Argonne offensives, Captain Erickson being seriously wounded in the latter. Upon recovery he was Personnel Adjutant to Detachment of Patients in the United States Hospital at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.In 1920 he gave up his commission in order to finish his necessary enlisted service to obtain his retirement. His re-enlistment in Company C, 9th Infantry, took him to Camp Funston, Kansas, and later to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. While at Fort Sam Houston he was Regimental Sergeant Major of 9th Infantry. In February, 1927, he was retired with thirty years service.
Captain Erickson was united in marriage with Elizabeth Sturgeon of Beulah, Missouri, on September 7th, 1917. Two daughters, Katherine and Aletha were born to this union, the former in 1918, the latter in 1920. Upon Captain Erickson's retirement from the Army, the family took residence in Rolla where he has been connected with the Ozark Supply Company for the past several years.Captain Erickson leaves many friends and admirers who will miss his presence both in a business and in a social way.
THE ROLLA HERALD
22 December 1932