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(Please note that the dates given before each group of items is the date of the paper.  For some reason these were not microfilmed in order.)

August 2, 1928:

Deputy Sheriff Charlie Erwin of Mountain Grove and C. H. Cole went to Webb City Sunday evening and arrested Lyman Harrington, his wife and son on charges of operating a still north of Norwood.  They were brought to Mountain Grove Monday where they obtained bonds, and will await their trial, which will be the 27th of August at Mountain Grove.

Marion Vaughn passed from this life Tuesday, August 14, 1928.  He was 61 years of age.  He leaves to mourn a sorrowing wife, two sons and two daughters:  Harley of Norwood, Lawrence of Warner, Okla., Mrs. Alice Cowen of Fordland, Mo. and Mrs Minnie Baze of Rich Hill, Mo., beside an aged brother Winfield Vaughn of Mansfield.  Br. Will anderson conducted the funeral services at Pleasant Hill after which the body was laid to rest in the Lone Star Cemetery.

The funeral service of Sheriff R. N. McIntosh, killed by the train at Brandsville last Tuesday were held at Mansfield Friday.  Mr. McIntosh is survived by 5 daughters:  Mrs. E. R. Holland of Chino, Calif., Mrs. E. B. Shanes of Pomona, Calif., Mrs. Raymond Smith of Lindsay, Calif., Mrs. Helen Mathis of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Maude Wolfe of Hartville and one son Allen McIntosh of Lindsay, Calif., one sister Mrs. Letha Crane of Norwood and five brothers, John of Carker, Ariz., Coday, Eligh and Daris all of Macomb and Lyons of Okmulgee, Okla.  His is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Tilda Coday who has made her home with him since the death of his wife.

The County Court appointed Coday McIntosh Sheriff of Wright County at their session in Hartville last Wednesday to fill the vacancy caused by the death of R. N. McIntosh.  The County Court has the power to appoint a sheriff in as much as the time of the unexpired term does not exceed 9 months.  Had the time been 9 months or longer a special election would have been called.

Mrs. George W. Anderson, living three and one-half miles south of Macomb, died early Thursday morning at the age of 73 years.  The husband and son, F. W. Anderson, of Westfield N.J. left Friday with the body for LaBelle, Mo., where interment took place Saturday.  Florence Virginia Lyon, daughter of Eli and Elvira Lyon, was born Jan 4, 1853 near Novelty, Mo.  On Feb 11, 1886 she was married to George W. Anderson.  They had three children, two dying in infancy.  The third, a son, Florence W. is living in Westfield, N.J.  She is also survived by her husband, a brother John D. Lyon in Spokane, Wash., another brother Andrew R. Lyon of Kansas City, and a sister Mrs. W. B. Anderson of LaBelle, Mo.  She professed hope and fair in Christ at an early age.  At the time of her death she was a member of Dale Street Methodist Church in Springfield, having become affiliated with the denomination more that 60 years ago.  For the past 10 or 12 years she has lived on the Zeke Miller place on Dry Creek, about 3 1/2 miles south of Macomb, where she is mourned by a host of friends.

Marshall Cramer, third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cramer and Miss Mae Smallwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Smallwood, were united in marriage at Hartville last Friday by Probate Judge J. T. Pope.  They were were accompanied by Mrs. Charles Johnston, sister of the groom and Mrs. Bill Broadus, sister of the bride.  The couple is well known in this section, Mr. Cramer being a pitcher on the Norwood baseball team and Mrs. Cramer having played with the girls' basketball team of Norwood High School for the past three years.  They will reside in Norwood, Mr. Cramer being junior partner in the Johnson & Cramer Transportation Co.

Mrs. Ella J. Bouldin, coroner, acted in the capacity of Sheriff of Wright County from Tuesday noon until the appointment of Coday McIntosh Wednesday by the County Court.  The law provides that in the case of the death of the Sheriff, the Coroner of the county shall act in that capacity until a new sheriff is either appointed or elected as the case may be.

Henry Elwood Bogart was born Oct. 22, 1856; age 71 years, 9 months and 23 days, departed this life August 15, 1928.  At the age of 25 years he was married to Amanda McMillan and to this union 2 girls were born; both died in infancy, the mother following them in death June 24, 1894.  Oct. 18, 1896 he was married to Sarah Gilley and to this union 4 boys were born, Jordan, Charley, Harley and Marvin.  He professed faith in Christ in February 1920 and united with the Missionary Baptist church at Mission Temple where he remained a member until death.  He leaves a wife and four children, 4 grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.  The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church at Mansfield and his body was laid to rest in the Hensley Cemetery.

August 30, 1928:

John Newton, a pioneer resident of Wright County and father of Hon. Cleveland A. Newton of St. Louis, died Monday at his home near Niangua, aged 82 years.  Funeral services were held Wednesday.

September 6, 1928:

Harriett Moxom was born August 22, 1838; died Sept. 3, 1928, aged 90 years and 12 days.  Her parents moved to Illinois when she was a child, went to Kansas in 1856 and she came to Missouri in 1907.  Four children survive her:  Even Williams and W. J. Moxom of Norwood, John Dunbar of Neodesha, Kans. and Jane Finch of Fairview, Okla.  She was converted in early life and joined the M. E. Church.  Funeral services were conducted at the Norwood Cemetery where the body was laid to rest after a beautiful service held by the Rebekkahs of which she was a member.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Jarrett are the proud parents of a baby boy born August 28.

Tuesday evening the cars driven by Adam Hartman and Homer Findley collided at the corner on the highway near Roy Burnett's place, badly damaging both cars.  Mr. Hartman was returning home from Norwood and when he started around the corner the sun blinded him so that he failed to see Mr. Findley approaching.  No one was seriously injured, but Mrs. Findley received a slight cut on the lip and all were somewhat shaken up.  Mr. Hartman's Ford roadster had the left front fender and wheel torn off and the axel was back under the motor.  The radiator and hood were also badly bent.  Mr. Findley's Chevrolet coach had the left side of the cowl and hood badly bent and the left door and front fender completely ruined.  The front axel was also driven badly out of line.

(Observation made in 2009:  Sometimes it appeared more important to tell about the damage to the vehicles than any injuries to the people.)

A baby boy was born Friday of last week to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Magown.

September 13, 1928:

Marion Huffman left on the Sunnyland Sunday evening for Lebanon, Tenn. where he will attend the Cumberland Law School the coming year.

September 20, 1928:

Born to Mrs. and Mrs. John Weimer Sept. 11, a little son.  The young man will answer to the name of Daniel Dean.

Mr. and Mrs. Emory Letsinger are the proud parents of an 8 1/2 pound girl born Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Denlow are the proud parents of a 11 1/2 pound boy born Sunday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hill are the proud parents of a baby boy born Sept. 11th.

Deputy Sheriff W. D. Hoy received a letter Monday from Sheriff Spikes of Randolph County, Ark. stating that Mose Wilson of this county and Bryant Lawrence of near Pocahontas, Ark. were wanted for grand larceny and were in this county.  Wilson was taken at his home near Hartville Monday evening and Lawrence was captured at the stave mill at Cheney Tuesday morning.  They were placed in jail to await the arrival of the Arkansas officials.  The officers assisting in the arrest were C. H. Cole and deputies Absher, Dennis and Claxton of Mansfield.

September 27, 1928:

An obituary of Mrs. D. S. Hylton will be published next week.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bearch of Oak Forest, last Thursday night, a baby girl.  This being their first child, we will have to excuse Roy for not sending in any items this week.

Miss Viny Hill, living about 3 miles north of town, died about 4 o'clock Sunday morning.  She was thought to have taken mercury by mistake.  Funeral services were held at Caudle Monday afternoon and interment was made in Norwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Dan Hylton, ill with typhoid for some time, died Friday.  Her children who were at her beside when she died are:  Walter and Joe Hylton, Mrs. Allie Seger, Mrs. Belle McKinley, Mrs. Lillie Cole and Mrs. Effie Whittaker.  Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday by Rev. G. Chadwell and her body was laid to rest in the Mt. Hermann Cemetery.

We received a clipping from a California paper telling of the marriage of Miss Vivian Rogers of Lindsay to Mr. George Patterson of Los Angeles.  Mrs. Patterson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rogers who lived in our neighborhood for several years.

Exeter, Calif.:  Dave Thompson ran into a freight train last week and demolished his Chevrolet Coupe, but escaped with a slight injury to his shoulder.  Dave will have to remember that a new car doesn't look any better to a freight train that anything else that gets in its way.  We are glad that he got hurt no worse and hope he will be able to join in the election in November.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles McIntosh have a baby girl born Sunday Sept. 23 and weighing 9 pounds.

Miss Viney Hill died Sunday morning.  She leaves a mother and four brothers.

October 4, 1928:

Mrs. Ida May Rockwood, 52 years old, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning at Mt. Carmel hospital after an illness of about five weeks.  Mrs. Rockwood was born April 4, 1876 in Barton County, Missouri.  She had lived in Pittsburg at 100l East Madison for several years.  Mrs. Rockwood was a member of the Christian Church and the Royal Neighbors.  Survivors are the widower, John Rockwood; two sons Earl C. Rockwood of Tulsa and Warren Rockwood of the home; a daughter Mrs. Owen Smith of Eureka; three grandchildren; a brother Bruce Shaver, Kansas City, Kans. and a sister Mrs. Joe Broadus, Norwood, Mo.---Pittsburg (Kans.) Paper

The Death Angel has visited our midst and called from among us Miss Vina Hill.  She was born Sept. 16, 1900 and died Sept. 23, 1928, being 28 years and 7 days old.  She leaves her mother and four brothers Bill, Joe and Clyde of Norwood, and Fred of California.  About 8 years ago she professed a hope in Christ and united with Union Grove Church No. 2.  Funeral services were conducted at Union Grove Sept. 24th by Elder George Scott, Jr. and the remains were laid to rest in the Norwood Cemetery.

L. M. Nelson, living in the Hickory Flat neighborhood, died suddenly at his home there Friday evening.  He was born in 1866, died Sept. 28, 1928.  He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife three sons, one daughter, four stepchildren and about 20 grandchildren.  His body was laid to rest in Oak Forest Cemetery Saturday, September 29.

Susan Barnhart was born in Franklin County, Va. Sept. 25, 1855.  She was married to D. S. Hylton Oct. 5, 1876.  To this union 10 children were born: 4 boys and 6 girls.  Three have gone on before---the oldest and the two youngest.  She has 31 grandchildren living.  She was converted at the age of 18 years and joined the Church of the Brethren, living a faithful Christian life until death.  She departed this life Sept. 21, 1928, aged 72 years, 11 months and 26 days.  Funeral services were conducted at her home by Rev. G. Chadwell and Raymon Gass.  Her body was laid to rest in the family cemetery.

Frank Cooper of north of town died Sunday night of consumption.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bryant and grandson, Murray Hensley, met with a painful accident near Rogersville Saturday evening when their car collided with another in an attempt to go around a third car parked on the highway.  The car was wrecked and Mr. and Mrs. Bryant sustained cuts and bruises about the face and hands.  Dr. Atchison of Rogersville dressed their wounds, taking 9 stitches in Mr. Bryant's face and they returned home Sunday evening.  The grandson escaped without serious injury.

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Helen Baker of Macomb.  Helen was the third child of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baker.  She leaves besides her parents, three sisters, two brothers and her grandparents.

Grandma Reynolds departed this life early Sunday morning, leaving one son, one daughter and a host of friends and relatives.

October 11, 1928:

School and Community Fair to be held Oct. 19 & 20.

Miss Maude Towe and Jack Douglas were married Saturday Oct. 6 in Ava.

John Ehman was born in Columbus, Ohio Aug. 27, 1859.  At the age of 19 he started railroading on the Union Pacific Railroad and was a brakeman on various roads throughout the West in the pioneer days of railroading before the days of the air brake and automatic coupler, when a brakeman's work consisted of riding the top of the train in all kinds of weather, setting the brakes by hand and releasing them, almost continually on the heavy grades of the early day railroad in the Rock Mountain, a life of hardship and hazard realized by few in these days of automatic train control.  In 1887 he married Mrs. Emma McClintic at Rawlings, Wyoming and from that union there was one son, Ernest Ehman, who was born in Brookfield, Mo., on July 30, 1890 and who survives his father.  John's wife died Aug. 6, 1926 and is buried at Mount Washington where he was laid to rest beside her.  In 1892 he started work as a switchman on the old Kansas City Belt Line when that company had only three or four engines and has served that company and the succeeding organization, the Kansas City Terminal, continuously, a period of 36 years.  Four months ago through the effects of the disease which caused his death he became unable to perform the arduous duties of a switchman and the Terminal pensioned him.  Since then he has lived with his son on his farm near Norwood, Mo., where he departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1928.  He has been a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1890 and took the Scottish Rite in 1923.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Brakeman from the time of its organization in 1887.  After its disbandment he joined the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen in 1895.  He is survived by his two stepsons and stepdaughter, Frederick M. McClintic of New York City, Ervin W. McClintic of Kansas City, Kansas and Mrs. Mabel Treadway of St. Louis, Mo.  He professed a hope in Christ two years ago.

Ann Elize Bonnel was born at New Salem, Illinois in 1850; died Sept. 30, 1928 at the home of her son, Robert J. Reynolds, near Norwood, Mo.  In 1876 she was united in marriage to Samuel Reynolds to which union three children were born:  Robert of Norwood, Mrs. Cora Harrison of Colorado and Maude who preceded her mother in death.  The husband and father died Nov. 24, 1927.  She also leaves one sister, Mrs. M. A. Long of Mountain Grove route 5.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Scott and burial was in the Norwood Cemetery.

An air plane passing over this country enroute to Arkansas was forced to land in Edd Kelley's field, near the old highway last Tuesday, creating much excitement in our neighborhood and the surrounding country.

Charlie E. Bell was born near St. Paul, Minn. Sept. 3, 1879; departed this life Oct. 2, 1928, aged 79 years and 29 days.  He came to Norwood in 1883, residing here until 1906 when he disposed of his property in Norwood and moved to Springfield, Mo. where he resided until death.  During the revival meeting conducted by Brother Laster in 1904 he professed faith in Christ.  He was united in marriage to Maggie Matthews Feb. 14, 1877.  he leaves his wife, two brothers and one sister.  Funeral services were held at the Thomas Cemetery Thursday by Rev. Ben F. Nall, assisted by Rev. N. J. Breshears of Springfield and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery.

Word has been received her of the deaths of Mrs. M. S. Finley and Mrs. Charles Steinert in California.  They were former residents of this community and were sister and sister-in-law to Mrs. Belle Steinert.

Joseph Franklin Cooper was born in Missouri near Iconium, April 18, 1890, died Oct. 1, 1928 age 38 years, 5 months and 12 days.  He leaves a wife, two daughters and one stepdaughter.  He was buried in Curtis Cemetery.  Bro. George Scott preached the funeral Oct. 2nd.  He united with the Dunkard Church at the age of 28, but he had drifted away from the Church.  He leaves three sisters and three brothers.  Card of Thanks lists names: Mae Davis, Jewel Stephens, Opal Williams and Ruby Cooper

October 18, 1928:

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Saladin passed away last Friday evening, the remains being laid to rest in Bethel Cemetery Saturday at 2 o'clock.

R. H. Crawford, charged with forgery, was given a hearing before Justice Graves in Norwood Monday and Tuesday.  Mr. Crawford is secretary of the Brushy Knob special road district in Gasconade Township and it is alleged that he signed the name of the president, D. B. Paxton, to warrants which he cashed, using the money for his own personal benefit.  Crawford was bound over to the circuit court.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whittaker of southwest of town are the proud parents of a baby girl born Saturday.

Exeter, Calif.:  Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Brown are the proud parents of a 9 lb. boy.  Mrs. Brown is Mr. and Mrs. Ike Green's daughter.

Exeter, Calif.:  Mrs. Charley Stewart of Los Angeles passed away the first of last week, leaving a husband and several children.  Mr. Stewart was a merchant in Mo. for many years.

Exeter, Calif.:  Mrs. Sig Finley died Sept. 23 at her home in Selma.

November 1, 1928:

George Thompson accidentally shot himself in the left leg while out wolf chasing Saturday night.  He and some friends were on their way home from the chase about 11:00 o'clock when he stumbled, accidentally discharging his revolver, a .38 caliber special.  The bullet entered the calf of his leg on the inside just below the knee and came out a little above the ankle.  It missed the bone but inflicted a very painful flesh wound.  Mr. Thompson is getting along nicely.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kirk of east of town are the proud parents of a baby boy born last Thursday.  Mrs. Kirk will be remembered as Miss Marie Royal.

James Loyd Curnutt and Miss Grace Hylton, both of Denlow, were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 27, by Rev. G. Chadwell at the latter's home in Norwood.

We failed last week to mention the death of Mrs. Adamson which occurred at her home in Hartville two weeks ago.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Calhoun Sr., of Norwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy McIntosh have a new girl born Thursday morning, Oct. 25th.

Mr. Erwin Moody and Miss Thora Green, prominent young people of this community were united in marriage last Friday.

Mrs. Allen Page bought a tombstone for her husband's grave last Wednesday from Fred Furby of Norwood.

November 8, 1928:

Election returns were received Tuesday night over the radio at the store of J. M. Ellis & Sons.  The radio was placed in an upstairs window so that the people might congregate in front of the store and hear the results announced.  This accommodation was very much appreciated by the public.

Mr. Ervin Moody and Miss Thora Green were united in the Holy Bonds of matrimony at West Plains, Mo. Wednesday Oct. 24.  The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Moody living northwest of town.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Green of this city.

Mr. and Mrs. Eslie Starks are the proud parents of a 9 pound girl born Sunday.  She is Lulu Starks.

Recipe:  Liver Croquettes....One pound liver run through food chopper, add one egg, one teaspoon baking powder, one-half cup milk or water, 1 cup flour.  Salt to taste and drop spoonful at a time in hot grease and fry brown.

November 15, 1928:

Miss Pearl Moody dismissed her school Thursday afternoon to attend the funeral of her great-grandfather, Mr. Jackson Barnett.

November 29, 1928:

Charles B. Hall, 59 year old painter and paper hanger of Springfield, was severely injured Monday evening about 4 o'clock when his car, a Baby Overland, was crowded off the highway by another motorist who did not stop to see the extent of the damage done.  Hall was enroute to Cabool to finish a job there and when about three miles west of Norwood was crowded into the ditch by a man passing him driving a big car.  Hall was apparently thrown through the windshield of his car, his head striking a tree.  He was brought into town and was take by Dr. Little to the office of Dr. W. S. Calhoun where his injuries were dressed.  His nose was almost torn or cut off and it was necessary to remove a portion of the gone in dressing the wound.  There were also other serious injuries to the face.  The car was also badly damaged.  Mr. Hall was sent home Monday evening on Frisco train No. 104.

Uncle Mose Killian, for 65 years a resident of this vicinity, passed away early Sunday morning at the home of his son, Henry, south of Norwood, at the age of 96 years.  Funeral services were conducted by Revs. W. H. Kelley and Ora Keller and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery Sunday afternoon.  He was the father of 9 children, six of whom are living, as follows:  Henry and Frank of this community, Mrs. Priscilla Wilson of Colorado. Phillip, Martin and Maynard and Mrs. Euphia Ryan of California.  Noah, Pete and Mrs. Ollie Cramer preceded him in death.  Uncle Mose was probably the oldest person in this section of the country.

Roy Mulkey and Miss Estella Davidson were married Monday Nov. 19 at Joe Graves' residence in Norwood.  On Thursday night quite a number of men and boys gave them an old-fashioned charivari.

Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Hull are the proud parents of a 5 pound baby girl.

November 22, 1928: (I do not know if they reversed the papers when microfilming, but this is the order they were in.)

Cyril D. Pearman, brother of Mrs. G. Chadwell of Norwood, died Friday at his home north of Hartville at the age of 85 years and two days.  Besides his sister, he leaves one son John D. Pearman, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was a veteran of the Civil War.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Little Creek Baptist Church of which he was a member, by Rev. G. Chadwell.  The body was laid to rest in the Little Creek Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davidson are the proud parents of a 9 pound daughter born Nov. 13th.

December 6, 1928:

Mr. Fay E. VanNoy, son of Mrs. S. J. VanNoy of Norwood, and Miss Osa Fuson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Fuson of Hartville, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents Thanksgiving day, with Rev. G. Chadwell performing the ceremony.

The other night something bothered Charles Thomas' chickens that were roosting in a tree.  He investigated but couldn't see anything.  The next night they were bothered again and he took his gun out with him and shot at the tree.  The next morning, they found a large owl lying on the ground.  Mr. Thomas says this was the largest owl he ever saw.

December 13, 1928:

Mr. Orville C. Rutter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Rutter, and Miss Faye Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Robertson, were united in marriage at Hartville last Saturday.  They left Sunday afternoon on the Sunnyland for Leavenworth, Kans. where they expect to make their home.

A baby son weighting 11 pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Rader Tuesday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Thompson were crowded off the road near Rolla Saturday evening enroute to Belle to visit his sister, Mrs. M. V. Basham.  The attempted to pass another car and it started around an auto ahead of it just as Mr. Thompson drove along side.  The Thompson's Ford sedan ran into the ditch, turning over and was damaged considerably.  Mr. and Mrs. Thompson were shaken up and badly bruised but are getting along nicely.  The car was still able to run, their son George drove it home Sunday.

Rev. Clarence Ussery received a long distance phone call Friday to Laclede County to conduct the funeral of an aged man known to Wright County folks as Uncle Billie Sheets.

December 27, 1928:

Mrs. C. T. Schoonover died at 3 o'clock Monday morning at her home in Norwood.  She had been in failing health for some time although her last illness was of short durance and her death was rather unexpected.  Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Ben F. Nall having charge.  Interment was in the Norwood Cemetery.

F. M. Smallwood, highly respected citizen of Norwood, who had been in failing health for some time passed away about 6:30 Wednesday morning at his home in the east part of town.  Dropsy was the immediate cause of death.  Burial will take place today (Thursday) at Clifty Hall Cemetery, east of VanZant.  Rev. J. E. Seals of Mansfield will preach the funeral sermon and the Masonic Lodge will have charge of the services.

Word reached us Sunday of the death of Ben McCraw of Kansas City.  He was reared near Pleasant Hill and he has two sisters living here, Mrs. Celia Ehman and Mrs. John McAllister.

After the Christmas program Monday night at Oak Forest, a crowd went down to Will Anderson's to charivari Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wedge and Mr. and Mrs. Med Towe who were married that day.  Most everyone seemed to enjoy the fun except the boys for they had failed to provide the treats and had to take their ducking, and that water was, oh, so cold!

September 5, 1929:  (Yes, that is the date of the paper.)

Mrs. C. H. Crews of Thayer was seriously injured and Mr. Crews received minor injuries when their car turned over on the highway in the west part of Norwood about daylight last Friday morning.  Mr. and Mrs. Crews left Thayer at 2 a.m. on their way to visit relatives in Kansas City.  They were going about 40 miles per hour when they hit the gravel on a curve and their car turned over three times.  mrs. Crews suffered a crushed vertebra and two broken ribs.  She was given emergency treatment by Dr. L. T. VanNoy and was rushed to the Springfield hospital by him at once where she was put in a plaster cast.  The car was brought to the Norwood Auto Company's garage for repairs.  The body was completely demolished but not much damage was done to the motor.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Cunningham, an eight pound daughter.  Bessie Adalaide will be her name.

The writer had the pleasure of visiting with Mrs. George Babb from South Dakota Sunday.  She will be remembered as Maude Woody.  She and her husband went to Hot Springs, S.D. several years ago and have made good there.  Their car registered over 1200 miles coming.

Warren Roberts, 37, and Voda Codan, 23, giving their address as Norwood, were granted license to wed in Springfield last Friday.

As Dr. VanNoy was returning home from Springfield Friday night he went to sleep at the wheel and his car ran into a bank at the side of the road, showering rocks down upon the doctor.  He was running 40 or 45 miles per hour at the time and was very fortunate to escape injury.  He was able to drive the car on in home.

September 21, 1929:

On Monday evening at 8 o'clock, at the home of the bride's grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. G. Chadwell, occurred the marriage of Mr. Roy C. Raney and Miss Hazel B. Chadwell, Rev. Chadwell performing the ceremony.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam B. Chadwell and is a talented young lady, a graduate of the Norwood high school, class of '28.  Mr. Raney is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Raney, is assistant cashier in the Ryan bank ad a stockholder and director in the bank.  Mr. Raney will erect a new dwelling house in the east part of Norwood where the happy couple will soon go to keeping house.

T. B. Bouldin of the Bouldin-Ryan Furniture Co., informs us that they have recently added a new up-to-date Limousine combination ambulance and hearse to their equipment.  Norwood and vicinity can now have the benefits of an ambulance service second to none between West Plains and Springfield.

Marriage Licenses:  Homer Pendegraft and Ople Schfler, both of Mtn. Grove; Edgebert E. Luna and E. Eugenia Doty, both of Mansfield; Oreth Alford and Muriel Melvin, both of Niangua; Chester Davis and Ola Admire, both of Grove Spring; Woodrow Admire of Competition and Glenis Davis of Grove Spring.

Thad King and Jock Potts of Mountain Grove were arrested Saturday night by deputy constable Frank Jarrett and charges of Mayhem was filed against King, and that of carrying concealed weapons against Potts.  Being unable to give bond which was fixed at $2000 each, they were taken to jail to await trial.

June 20, 1929:

An action brought against the city of Hartville in the Wright County Circuit Court resulting from the erection of a dam by the city four or five years ago, has been settled outside of court, it was learned today through A. M. Curtis, local attorney who represented the city in the action.  The amount named in the petition was $1400, but it is understood that settlement was made on a basis of $125.  Mr. Curtis returned to Springfield last night.

As Levi Preston was coming into town Monday with the Cold Springs mail, his team of mules ran away throwing Mr. Preston out and bruising him some but ding no serious injury to him.  The mules ran from the railroad to the highway, turned down the highway and were stopped by a passing motorist near W. C. Bruton's.  No damage was done to the mail, all remaining intact in the hack which did not turn over.

From Dallas, TX:  Nine members of the John H. Kelley family of Norwood, Mo., were injured, none believed seriously when their small truck was struck by a car at a street corner here today.  The Norwood family had been to California and were returning home by way of Texas when the accident occurred.  An infant in the arms of Mrs. Kelley was the only member of the family to escape injury.  The driver of the car did not stop after the collision.

A hail storm hit Mountain Grove last Friday afternoon, beating the leaves off of the trees and destroying gardens and truck patches.  The hail stones were as big as golf balls, knocking holes in car tops and doing considerable damage to roofs.  Gardens were reported as a total loss.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Doyel of Macomb are the proud parents of a baby boy born Sunday, June 16th.

In circuit court last week M. L. Preston was granted a divorce from Iris Preston.  Mr. Preston then secured a marriage license to wed Jewell Stephens.  Both parties reside near Norwood.

One of the many June weddings was that which took place Saturday, June 15, when Miss Ila Loree was united in marriage to Mr. Cecil Vining.  Both live in Ottowa, Kansas, but they formerly lived here.

It has been reported by someone who wants to step aside from his own business and take up the affairs of someone else, that I was arrested and confined in jail at Hartville about the 9th or 10th of June.  I want to say to the public and the meddlesome chap who started this in particular that it is absolutely false and without any foundation whatever.----Thomas L. Pope

June 27, 1929:

Marriage Licenses:  William Clark and Jessie Clare Faulkner, both of Hartville; R. D. Murrell and Mary M. Allen, both of Hartville; Truman Smith and Pauline McNeley, both of Grovespring; Homer Matney and Mattie Climer, both of Seymour; J. F. McCall and Sarah M. Devault, both of Norwood.

Rev. J. F. McCall, who has been making his home with his daughter in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Sarah Devault of Norwood were united in marriage last Friday evening at the home of Rev. Ora Keller in Mountain Grove, Rev. Keller performing the ceremony.  They were given an old time charivari and a shower by their friends Saturday evening.

Tryphena M. Allen was born Sept. 17, 1859; died June 20, 1929, at the age of 69 years, 9 months and 3 days.  August 9, 1877 she was united in Holy Matrimony with John M. Long and to this union were born eleven children, 9 of whom are left to mourn their loss.  The other two will welcome her to the eternal city.  Shortly after her marriage she heeded the gentle knocking of her Saviour and became a Christian, uniting with the Free Will Baptist Church where she lived a devoted member until death.

The Rev. James Pate, 89 years old, pioneer Methodist Minister of the Ozarks, whose home is at Climax Springs, Camden County, motored 120 miles last week to marry his old friend, Mrs. Phoebe Hannah Peck of Rogersville.  Mrs. Peck is the mother of P. A. Peck of Norwood.  Rev. Pate has been in the ministry 54 years.

Jim Helums and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Helum's sister, Mrs. Gange, at Wolf Creek last Friday.

Manda Jackson is breaking in a new set of teeth made by Dr. Calhoun.

Mr. and Mrs. Kingdon Kilgore of Greenfield announce the birth of a son June 21.  Mrs. Kilgore will be remembered as Miss Faye Jarrett of this place.

July 4, 1929:

Marriage Licenses:  Wesley Gasperson of Mountain Grove and Dola Hofner of Topaz.

At the meeting of the county court Tuesday, the Highway Commission reported that the right-of-way for highway No. 60 west of Norwood has been secured.  It is also reported that most of the right-of-way for the farm-to-market road from Norwood to St. George has been signed up by the land owners.

Othel Jackson received a very bad cut just over the eye last Saturday when he was thrown through the windshield of a car.  The car had been parked near the depot and upon starting it the driver, Otis Jackson, in some manner ran into a post, throwing Othel through the windshield.  Three stitches were taken in the wound.

About noon last Thursday the large two-story residence on the Bell place at the southwest edge of town was discovered to be afire.  The fire had not gained much headway when first discovered but on account of an inadequate water supply the building could not be saved.  The place belongs to Mr. and Mrs. John Dhut who recently came here from Nebraska and who were living in the house at the time of the fire.  Most of their furniture and other household goods were saved.  This was one of the best houses in Norwood and its burning is a distinct loss to the community as well as being a great personal loss to the Dhut family.  The fire is supposed to have started either from a defective flue or from a spark on the kitchen roof.  The loss on the building was partially covered by insurance but there was no insurance on the contents.  We understand that a new house will be erected in the near future.

Last Thursday night Noah Strunk's 1927 Model Chevrolet Sedan was stolen and up to the time of going to press no trace of it has been found.  Mr. Strunk is offering a reward of $50 for its recovery.  The license number was 131,415 and the engine number 3,586, 041.

Habeas Corpus proceedings were held before Judge H. J. Schofield in Norwood Monday to secure the release of Mrs. Mary Ann Sisco of Douglas County, who was being restrained in Wright County by the deputy sheriff of Douglas county.  Charges had been brought against her by the Probate Judge of Douglas county for the non-delivery of personal property of J. W. Sisco deceased.  The testimony showed that she did not have in her possession any of said personal property and she was ordered released by Judge Schofield whose decision met the approval of all who heard the case.  Attorneys Banta of Ava and C. H. Jackson of Mountain Grove appeared for the defendant and Attorney Buchanan of Ava for the state.

While Jack Bradshaw of Bertha was out fishing Sunday a .22 calibre gun that was in the boat with him was accidentally discharged, the bullet hitting him in the hip.  The wound is not serious.

We made a slight error in reporting the marriage of Rev. J. F. McCall and Mrs. Sarah Devault.  They were married by Rev. Jones of near Mansfield instead of by Rev. Keller as reported last week.

Word has just been received that Mr. and Mrs. Garland Reynolds of Springfield are the proud parents of a little son.  Mrs. Reynolds was formerly Miss Lovella Cale.

July 11, 1929:

Friends of Noah Strunk will be glad to know that he had recovered his stolen car.  The car was found in Kansas City.

Tuesday, July 9th, Mrs. Mildred Langston filed a petition before Judge H. J. Schofield asking for a writ of habeas corpus to secure the custody of Freddie Langston, her 22 months old son, whom she alleged was being illegally detained by his father, Fred Langston.  For the convenience of witnesses the case was tried at Mountain Grove at 8:30 Tuesday evening.  After hearing all the evidence in the case Judge Schofield awarded the custody of the child to the mother until final disposition of the case by the circuit court.  The Langstons have been separated for some time and divorce proceedings are not pending.  Mrs. Langston was at the home of her mother in Kansas where she had the child.  It seems that the father went out there and by stating that he wanted to have a visit with his small son got possession of him and without consent of the mother brought him back to Missouri.

July 18, 1929:

Marriage Licenses:  D. L. McGowan and Mrs. Cora Fry, both of Mountain Grove; Hayden Earl Smart and May Owen, both of Mountain Grove; Johnnie Loucks and Rachel Hill, both of Seymour; Ralph Bailey and Ethel Fuller, both of Seymour; W. P. Hughes of Ft. Gibson, Okla. and Geneva Baker of Mansfield; Ray Wealver of Hartville and Dorothy Bailey of Seymour.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Jones are the proud parents of a baby girl born July 7th.  Miss Louise Jones is staying with them this week.

Probate Court Docket for August 12, 13 & 14:  John Alvin Lee, dec.---J. A. Chase, Ex. Final Settlement; Edward Hillhouse, dec.---Delia Hillhouse, Ex. Final Settlement; Wm. Andrew Baker, dec.---Nora Baker French, Ex. Semi-annual settlement; Peter Johnson, dec.--C. T. Henderson and Jno. A. Latimer, Admrs. Semi-annual Settlement; John H. H. Mott, dec.---Jr. R. Mott, Admr. with will annexed Semi-annual Settlement; Mary J. Marah, dec.---W. A. Allen, Admr. Semi-annual Settlement; John T. Pope, dec.---Thos. L. Pope, Admr. Semi-annual Settlement; Albert Starks, dec.---A. Williams and V. R. Blankenship, Admrs. Semi-annual Settlement; Allen Minors---Lucien Allen G&C First Annual Settlement; Irma Irene Blazer, minor---Naomi Blazer, G&C Second Annual Settlement; Lanauh Blankenship, minor---J. A. Fuge, G&C Second Annual Settlement; Madison G. Crewse, Insane---Anna Rook Crewse, G&C Fifth Annual Settlement; Blanche Gambil, minor---J. F. Gambill G&C Thirteenth Annual Settlement; Utah Lemond, minor---Anna Lemond, G&C First Annual Settlement; Long Minors---J. A. Chase G&C Sixth Annual Settlement; William Quinn F.M.---Robt. L Lamar G&C Third Annual Settlement.......A. L. Pope, Judge of Probate Court

July 25, 1929:

Master Harold Allen, 7 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everet Allen and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Allen ad Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Brook, has the distinction of having 4 living great grandfathers as follows:  Narve Allen, John Smalley, Ben Brook and Francis Brace.

Miss Pearl Moody of Norwood and Mr. Morris Beckham of Hartville were united in marriage in Springfield Tuesday.

Word has been received here of the death of Jimmie Riley, oldest son of Mrs. Margaret Riley.  His father, Morgan Riley, preceeded him to the Great Beyond three years ago.  Jimmie was born and grew to manhood here but since the death of his father he, with his mother and brother, Willie, had made their home in Garden Grove, Calif. where his two married sisters and one married brother live.

August 1, 1929:

Marriage Licenses:  Luther Cravens and Chrissie Coday, both of Hartville.

Lawrence Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ray, of Vera Cruz and Miss Lizetta Heard of Brushy Knob were quietly married at Mountain Grove last week.

Carl Layton, 21, who has been staying with Roy McAllister rose from his bed in the night Tuesday night and went out and shot himself in the head with a revolver.  It is not known why he killed himself, but it is thought that he was either insane or had some deep worry on his mind at that time.

August 8, 1929:

The body of Carl Layton who committed suicide on the farm of J. H. Conrow, north of Norwood, last Tuesday night was taken to Kansas City on the Sunnyland Thursday afternoon.  Young Layton was only 21 years of age was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Layton who moved from here to Kansas City a few months ago.  The young man had come back here on a visit and had been working in the hay, having worked Tuesday on the farm which was formerly his home.  On Monday he had written a letter to his brother in Kansas City telling him that he would end his own life and also indicating by diagram the place where his body would be found.  This letter reached the family Tuesday afternoon and they immediately started for Norwood by auto, arriving at Mr. Conrow's at 4:00 o'clock Tuesday (this has to have been Wednesday) morning.  Investigation revealed that Carl had left the home of Roy McAllister some time during the night and had also left a note there stating his intention of ending his life and telling them goodbye.  Search was immediately made for the body which was found about a half mile from the place where he had indicated in his letter that it would be found.  He had shot himself through the head with a .38 calbre revolver.  Burial was in Argentine Cemetery at Kansas City, Kansas.

Word was received here last Tuesday that Herman Bruton was seriously ill in the State hospital at Huntsville, Texas.  His mother, Mrs. Margaret Bruton, left for Huntsville that evening but the son passed away before she could reach his bedside, death being caused by pneumonia.  The body was brought back here for burial, arriving on the Sunnyland at 1:40 Saturday afternoon.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. Chadwell at the Norwood Christian Church Sunday afternoon and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery north of town.

Herman Robert Bruton, son of W. C. and Margaret Bruton, was born in Norwood, Wright County, Mo. May 12, 1903.  He departed this life July 31, 1929 in the Huntsville, Texas, hospital at the age of 26 years, two months and 19 days.  He leaves a father, mother and three brothers to mourn their loss.

Mr. John L. Muse and Miss Lora M. Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Allen, were united in marriage at Ava Monday.

Mary M. Heard was born in White County, Tennessee, Dec. 3, 1843.  She moved to Missouri with her parents when only a little girl.  She was married to James Coats October 12, 1865.  To this union were born 9 children; five boys and four girls, as follows:  John, the oldest, who died at the age of 10 years; Jerry E. Coats of Brushy Knob, Mo.; Mrs. Margaret Riley, Garden Grove, Calif.; Mrs. Matilda Hankins, Brushy Knob, Mo.; Mrs. Aylsie Turley who has already passed; James O. Coats, Vanzant, Mo.; Mrs. Lula Parrick, Kansas City, Mo.; Marion G. and Logan Coats, Garden Grove, Calif.  Besides these, she leave one sister, a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was converted in middle life and united with the Baptist church.  She lived to the ripe old age of 85 years and eight months, departing this life August 2, 1929 to meet her husband who preceded her by almost three years.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. M. Haliford at the Brushy Knob church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, August 3, and she was laid beside her husband.

Mrs. Belle Steinert passed away at her home in Norwood last Saturday night after an illness of several months duration.  Funeral services were conducted at the Norwood Methodist Church Monday afternoon by Rev. Burney, assisted by Rev. B. F. Nall and interment was in Thomas Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Kingdon Kilgore of Greenfield visited her mother Sunday night, having come to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Steinert.

Marriage Licenses:  W. H. Chandler and Millie Moody, both of Hartville; Walter Winslow of Sparta and Estle Robison of Oldfield; Jeff Bennett of Hartville and Ester Webb of Drew.

Fire in Mansfield at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning destroyed the Short blacksmith shop and the State highway garage and equipment.  A large hole was blown through the rear end of the Chevrolet garage by an explosion said to have been caused by dynamite kept in the highway garage.

August 15, 1929:

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Muse who were married last week were given a charivari and party at the home of Mr. Muse's grandfather, L. J. Miller, Saturday night.

Barbara Belle Steinert was born in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, May 4, 1864.  Came to Phelps County, Mo. in 1867 and to Norwood in 1881, where she had resided since.  She was married to Charles A. Steinert June 1, 1883.  He preceded her in death July 20, 1905.  To this union were born 11 children, three dying in infancy.  Beside the children: Mabel Jarrett, Clyde Steinert, Lillian Caudle, Annie Raney and Eunice Steinert of Norwood, Earl Steinert of Springfield, Margaret Frisk of Pleuva, Kans., and Fern Freedholm of Junction City, Kansas, she leave two brothers Martin and Charles Stewart of California, 30 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She departed this life August 3, 1929.  The children were all at her beside when death came except Mrs. Frisk and Mrs. Freedholm.  The latter arrived early Sunday morning.  Funeral services were conducted by Brother Burney at the Methodist Church after which interment was in the Norwood Cemetery Monday afternoon.

Sometime Sunday night Randall's Hardware store and the Norwood Auto Co. were broken into and the money drawers in both places rifled.  Some other articles were also taken.  Home talent is suspected of having a hand in it.

Marriage Licenses:  Ralph B. Bowler and Addie I. Landreth, both of Mountain Grove.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Ellison of Hayward, Calif. announce the birth of a daughter, Marguerite Pauline, July 27.  Mrs. Ellison will be remember as Miss Laura Caudle, daughter of this writer, Lillian Caudle.

August 22, 1929:

Marriage Licenses:  Kenneth Lathrom and Clella Garner, both of Hartville; J. H. Campbell of Hartville and Ella N. Neukirk of Mountain Grove; Woodrow Admire of Competition and Glennis Davis of Grove Spring.

Some time Saturday night the store of J. M. Ellis & Sons was robbed, entry being made by way of a rear window.  The burglars took several suits of clothes, some shirts and shoes, a carton of cigarettes and perhaps other merchandise.  However, the greatest loss to the firm was the taking of their account register which contained the record of all accounts due the firm.  The register contained no money.

Mrs. Martha Pasley, wife of John Pasley, died at her home west of Norwood Sunday and was buried in the Relaford Cemetery Monday, Rev. W. H. Kelley preaching the funeral.  Death was caused from blood poisoning.  Deceased was born June 28, 1874.  She is survived by her husband, 6 children and 9 grandchildren.

Funeral services for Wash A. Newton, 60 years old, of near Hartville, who died suddenly in Springfield Baptist Hospital last Thursday night from a heart attack, was held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon in the Newton Cemetery.  Mr. Newton had been attending his cousin, Jasper N. Ward, also of near Hartville, in the Springfield hospital for several days.  Mr. Ward underwent an operation three weeks ago and since convalescing, Mr. Newton had been his attendant.  The latter was stricken suddenly at 11:30 in his room and died before medical aid could reach him.  Survivors are one son, two daughters and his father.

Harve Jackson and son, Paul, and Mrs. George Lark made a business trip to Mountain Grove.  Mrs. Lark took a chicken and a turkey to the hospital for treatment.

August 29, 1929:

The account register stolen from the store of J. M. Ellis & Sons the night of August 17th, was found in a pond near the highway west of Macomb last Thursday.  A young Mr. Doyle was reaching into the water to get some water lilies when he discovered the register case.  He reported his discovery and Mr. Bob Ellis and Lawrence Gregory went out and recovered all the accounts some of which were somewhat the worst for wear on account of the wetting.

Henry Martin, night watchman at Mountain Grove, heard a disturbance in an alley at the rear of the Campbell Hardware Store Sunday night about 9:20.  Upon investigation found W. L. Gasterson, 35 years old, and an other man apparently trying to enter the store.  He ordered the two men to throw up their hands but they refused to comply with the command and fled down the alley.  Martin fired, the bullet from a .44 calibre revolver striking Gasterson, who fell.  The shot entered the back and penetrated the right side.  He is expected to recover.

Maggie Carter, daughter of J. L. and Lura Carter, was born in Wright County, April 25, 1896.  She departed this life August 21, 1929.  She was united in marriage to Richard Moore, March 12, 1921.  To this union three children were born.  Eva, age 7; Lowell, age 5; and Lloyd, age 3.  Having been converted at the early age of 14, Maggie lived a devoted Christian until death.  The past 4 years of her life were full of afflictions and despite all that loving hands could do, the end at last came.  She leaves a husband, three children, father, 4 sisters and 2 brothers.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Scott Jr. at Mountain Valley Church.  Interment was made in Mountain Valley Cemetery.

Tuesday evening at supper time three boys stopped at the Jarrett filling station east of Norwood and asked the girl in charge to play some records on the phonograph.  While she was hunting out the records, the boys helped themselves to some fountain pens, change and other articles.  They had only been gone a short time when the articles were missed.  The boys were arrested Wednesday morning near here by Constable Charles Irvin of Mountain Grove and were locked up at that place.  They gave their names and ages as follows:  Cad Nations, 18; Kennett Paul Hill, 17; and Byron Mulherin.

October 3, 1929:

Marriage Licenses:  A. W. Akers of Norwood and Eunice Rice of Macomb; Vernie Greenlee of Graff and Nettie Williams of Sadilia; Jesse Williams and Clara Arnall, both of Dawson; Sam Warner and Odra Lee, both of Hartville; Murrington H. Maloun of Carbondale, Penn. and Vernice Leon Long of Springfield; Jesse H. Jarrett and Olive Laverne Irvine, both of Mountain Grove; T. S. Todd and M. J. Dodson, both of Hartville; Carl Mackey and Katherine C. Lytle, both of Seymour; Charley Dorris of Lynchburg and Nona Keller of Hartville; Arthur Carriger and Ida Grisson, both of Loring.

By order of the board of directors the Ryan Banking Company in Norwood closed their doors last Friday about 11 o'clock.  A man from the State Finance Department at Jefferson City arrived Saturday to take charge and make an audit of the books.  Until this official audit is complete no definite announcement can be made as to the future prospects.  The closing of this bank has been a hard blow to the community and it is to be hoped that the depositors will not lose their money as many of them had all their money in the bank.

The four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hill died Friday morning from an attach of membranous croup.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Caudle by Rev. Burney of near Hartville and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hitchcock burned Sunday afternoon.  There were several visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hitchcock but the fire had gained such headway that they could do nothing with it.  The saved some of the things in the lower story but could save nothing that was upstairs.  There was no insurance.

Jess Atkinson's brother-in-law was buried in the Helums Cemetery Tuesday evening.

October 10, 1929:

Marriage Licenses:  Luther L. Sowersby of Macomb and Minnie Leighty of Huggins.

On account of the bank failure there will be no school and community fair this Fall.

Party who lost silver fork at the basket dinner at the Norwood Baptist Church the third Sunday in September can get same at Index office.

Mrs. J. L. Scarborough received word Tuesday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Amanda Hughes, which occurred at the latter's home in Walla Walla, Wash. Oct. 1.  Funeral services and burial took place Sunday.

I wish to rectify a mistake in my last week's items in which I said we were glad to have Mrs. Stark with us in our Sunday school.  We were glad also to have brother Stark.

October 17, 1929:

Mr. Albert Cogdill, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Cogdill, and Miss Maude Jones were united in marriage last Wednesday.

Marshal E. Carter of Mountain Grove has been appointed Supervisor for the 1930 Census for Crawford, Dallas, Dent, Laclede, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon, Texas, Webster and Wright counties.

John Harrison Woody was born June 9, 1895 in Wright County, Mo.  Died Oct. 14, 1929 at his home near Mansfield, age 34 years, 4 months and 5 days.  He was sick 18 days with typhoid fever.  He leaves to mourn their loss, a wife, 3 sons, father, mother, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mose Willis Tuesday at the Pentecostal church in Macomb.

October 24, 1929:

Uncle Charley Sowersby died early Saturday morning at his home three miles south of Macomb at the age of 86 years.  He had been a resident of this section for about 50 years coming here from New York.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willis at the home Sunday and interment was in Macomb Cemetery.

Dr. VanNoy reports the following birth during the past week:  Mr. and Mrs. Ramus Hall, Cold Springs, Oct. 14, a boy; Mr. and Mrs. John Fry, Macomb, Oct. 16, a girl; Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Smith, Mountain Grove, Oct. 17, a girl; Mr. and mrs. E. G. Morrow, Norwood Rt. 3, Oct. 19, a girl.

A meeting of depositors and stockholders of the defunct Ryan bank was held at Randall's Hardware Store Monday morning at which time a committee of depositors was appointed to investigate the condition of the bank.  Mr. Hart and Mr. McMahan, bankers of Seymour, were also present to confer with the depositors and businessmen of the town relative to organizing a new bank with the possibility of liquidating the old bank through the new one.  The depositors committee appointed consists of R. C. Ellis, J. R. McIntosh, L. T. Goolsby, Henry Upshaw and C. B. Brooks.  J. A. Randall served as chairman and Bob Ellis as secretary of the meeting Monday.

C. J. Sowersby was born in 1843.  He departed this life Oct. 19, 1929 age 86 years and 2 months.  He was one of the oldest settlers in Wright County, Mo.  He leaves to mourn their loss five sons, three daughters, two brothers, one sister, 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Milner, Oct. 20 by Rev. Mose Willis of Macomb.

October 31, 1929:

Monday evening about 5 o'clock, a man drove up in front of the Bank of Mansfield at Mansfield, in a new Ford coupe.  He entered the bank and under the pretence of wanting a check cashed got the employees together and then drew a gun and forced them to hand over the money to him.  After getting the cash, $4290.00, he locked the five persons who were present in the vault and made his escape.  However, the employees were able to unlock the vault from the inside within a short time and gave the alarm.  As court was in session at Hartville a number of officers were there and as they were preparing to start in search of the robber, a car of the description given passed through town on Highway No. 5.  Deputy Sheriffs C. H. Cole of Norwood and Mose Gray of Macomb deputized Willie Cole with his high-powered Whippet car and started in pursuit, overtaking the bandit car about two and a half miles north of town, where he ran into another car and stopped on account of the wreck.  The officers were already close upon the fleeing car when the accident occurred.  The man was quickly placed under arrest, his car searched and the money found in his hat in the car seat with his gun and a pair of knucks by the side of it.  Other officers soon arrived and the man and his car was taken back to Hartville where the man was turned over to Sheriff Crewse who placed him in jail to await trial.  The robber was a man apparently about 25 years of age.  He gave his name as Thompson and his home as Tecumseh, Nebr.  The officers are to be commended for their quick and efficient work as the man was captured within about 30 minutes from the time the robbery was committed.  Young Thompson appeared before Judge Skinker Tuesday, plead guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in the penitentiary.  Thus in less than 24 hours after the robbery was committed sentence had been passed upon him.

J. E. Cahill, of Springfield, who has just been appointed supervisory receiver for all closed banks in the territory adjacent to Springfield, came to Norwood Saturday to take charge of the affairs of the Ryan Banking Co. here.  Mr. Cahill will have the assistance of J. A. Randall in the work at this place.  The process of liquidation will be carried out as rapidly as possible and at no more expense than is necessary.  It is expected that the new plan of the State finance department whereby one man supervised the work of liquidation of all closed banks in a given territory will materially lesson the cost to the depositors.  Mr. Cahill is mailing out notices to all against whom the bank holds notes and he informs us that it will be of great assistance to those in charge if everyone will be prompt in making settlement and will enable them to settle with the depositors without unnecessary delay.  It is not the intention of Mr. Cahill to be unreasonable in pushing collections but of course everyone understands that the money must be paid in without undue delay.  Mr. Cahill has been in charge of the liquidation of the Holland bank in Springfield where his work has proven very satisfactory to all concerned.  The committee of depositors of the Ryan Bank as mentioned in the Index last week found upon investigation that conditions were such that reorganization was impossible.

News has just reached us of the marriage of Miss Kathryn Wilhoit, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilhoit, to Mr. Roy Richardson of Hoxie, Ark., the ceremony being performed last Sunday, Oct. 27, at Mammonth Springs, Ark.  The marriage took place on the 28th wedding anniversary of the bride's parents who now reside at Koshkonong, Mo. where Mr. Wilhoit is agent for the Frisco Railway.  Miss Wilhoit is an accomplished young lade who has many friends in Norwood where she was formerly associated with her mother in publishing the Index and where she graduated from high school, class of '28.  Mr. Richardson is a prosperous young lawyer of Hoxie and has just recently completed a term in the Arkansas State Senate, bearing the distinction of being the youngest man ever elected to the Senate of that state.  The young couple will make their home in Hoxie where Mr. Richardson has just finished and furnished a new home for his bride.

Uncle Amos Caudle, well known and highly respected citizen of this community, passed away at his home north of town last Thursday at the age of 86 years, 11 months.  He had been a citizen of Wright County since 1871.  He was the father of 26 children, 20 of whom survive him.

L. S. Hinote was in town bright and early Saturday morning announcing the safe arrival of a 10 pound boy at his home four miles south of Norwood at 4 o'clock that morning.  As an excuse to call at the Index office, he brought the editor some fine turnips for which he has our thanks.

Last Sunday being Uncle Narvel Allen's 81st birthday, his son, John Allen and wife invited him to spend the day at their home.  There were 75 invited guests and a bountiful dinner spread.  Everyone reported an excellent time and departed for their homes late in the afternoon wishing Uncle Narve many more bright and happy birthdays.

November 7, 1929:

Sheriff M. J. Crewse of Hartville was a pleasant caller at the Index office Saturday and while here informed us that he felt that our write-up of the capture of the Mansfield Bank robber last week did him an injustice in that it left the impression that he had nothing to do with the capture any more than to lock the man up after other officers had brought him in.  It was not the intention of this newspaper to be unfair to anyone but we simply published the news as furnished us by our regular correspondent.  However, we are glad to give the facts as stated to us by Mr. Crewse:  As soon after the robbery as Mr. Freeman, cashier of the bank, was able to get out of the vault where he and other employees had been locked, he hurried to the telephone and called Mr. Crewse, informing him of the robbery and telling him that it was thought the man had gone towards Springfield.  Upon receiving this message, Mr. Crewse immediately called together the officers then in Hartville and told them of the robbery and instructed them to be on the lookout for the bandit car.  In the meantime, the sheriff returned to the telephone and began calling the surrounding towns to sound the alarm and have the officers of Rogersville, Marshfield, Lebanon and all other towns where there was a possibility of his passing through to be on guard.  All of this took time and while the sheriff was so engaged the robber cam through Hartville and the officers who were on the lookout for him gave chase with results as stated in the article last week.  We are sure that those who know Mr. Crewse and are familiar with his past record have no doubt as to his courage and ability, and it is evident that both he and the deputies who were working under him did their duty well in this particular case.

Mention was made last week of the birthday celebration of Uncle Narve Allen.  Although 81 years of age Uncle Narve is active and in good health.  He claims the distinction of being one of the oldest pioneers in Wright County as well as one of the oldest school teachers.  His parents settled on Clarks Creek in this county when he was two years old and he has lived here ever since.

Amos Caudle was born in Yadkin County, North Carolina, Nov. 15, 1842.  There he grew to manhood and in 1861 was united in marriage to Mary Hare.  To this union were born 13 children, four of whom preceded him in death.  In 1869 he moved to Johnston County, Mo.  In 1871 he bought the old home place and moved his family to Wright County, residing on this farm until his death.  At the time he came here there were only a few settlers and these lived in rude log cabins with just a few acres of ground cleared around each cabin.  About 40 years ago he united with the Missionary Baptist Church and was ordained to preach by this church, being engaged in the ministry for 25 years.  He built the church that bears his name with his own money.  He was active in the development of the community and lived to see great progress in all lines.  His first wife departed this live in 1903 and in 1904 he was united in marriage to Dora Yandle.  To this union also 13 children were born, two having died in infancy.  He died October 27, 1929, at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 9 days, after an illness of about 3 weeks.  He was buried in the family cemetery at the Caudle Church and by his own request no funeral service was held, only a life sketch being read by a friend, after which his body was quietly consigned to the silent tomb.  He leaves a wife, 20 children, 59 grandchildren, 91 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.  The surviving children by his first marriage are:  W. H. Caudle of Selma, Calif.; J. H. Caudle of Winfield, Kansas; N. E. and A. C. Caudle, Mrs. Sarah Jarrett, Mrs. Cora Gosvenor, Mrs. Vicie Chadwell, Mrs. Hattie Chadwell and Mrs. Lizzie Moody, all of Norwood, Mo.  Those by the second marriage are Claude and Sylvia in California, Mrs. Julia Rouse of Kansas City, Kansas, and Minnie, Dolly, Motie, Blanche, Elva, Russell, Pearl and Jesse at home.

Walter Lloyd Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Young of Douglas County, near Shiloh Church, died Thursday morning Oct. 31, 1929, age 2 years, 8 months and 23 days.  He leaves a father, mother and one sister.  He was laid to rest in the Freeman Cemetery on Dry Creek.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mose Willis.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fay E. VanNoy of Hartville, Saturday Nov. 2, in the hospital at Springfield, a baby girl.  The young lady has been name "Sara Lou."

November 14, 1929:

Marriage Licenses:  George P. Williams and Opal Dulaney, both of Mountain Grove; Claude Pergason and Lula Arnall, both of Dawson; James E. Royal and Mrs. Mildred Langston, both of Mountain Grove; Otis Turner and Jewell Stacey, both of Hartville; J. M. Long of Mountain Grove and Mrs. Missouri A. Wood of Hartville; Albert W. Zulauf of St. Louis and Nora Steen of Bland, Mo.; Dewey I. Pool of Hartville and Verba Lee Claxton of Kansas City.

Little Lloyd Young, son of Walter and Euna Young, was born on February 3, 1927 at Galena, Kansas.  He was the only son and only lived a short life.  He took sick on Wednesday and only lived a week.  He died Thursday morning, October 31, 1929.  A telegram was sent to his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Kinworthy of Galena, Kansas, Thursday morning.  They were accompanied by three of their daughters and arrived here Friday morning at 5 o'clock.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mose Willis at the home on Friday at 2 p.m. and the body was taken to Shiloh Cemetery and laid to rest.

Ralph H. Cox and Miss Ola Hafner, giving their address as Mountain Grove, were granted a marriage license at Houston last week.  Mr. Cox is well known in Norwood where he spends considerable time as a stave grader.

Mose Gray and Henry Bradshaw returned home Tuesday night from Oklahoma and Arkansas where they had gone to get Fred Eaton who is charged with stealing a Dodge automobile from Charles Nelson.  Eaton was turned over to Sheriff M. J. Crewse, who locked him up in the Hartville jail to await trial.

Earl Short and Lester Wood of Pomona were arrested Monday on charges field by George Asher of Mansfield, who claims that Short and Wood took $9 from him Saturday night while they were taking him to Mansfield in an automobile.  He said he was drinking and when he reached Williow Springs his sheckles were gone.  Officers are investigating the case.---Willow Springs Advocate

November 21, 1929:

Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Small are the proud parents of a baby girl born Friday, Nov. 15.  The little Miss has been named Ellen Louise.

Mrs. Mabel Jarrett had news from California a few days ago that her son, Wayne, was married to a California girl.

All depositors of the defunct Ryan Banking Co. are requested to meet at L. C. Gregory's poultry house in Norwood Saturday Nov. 23, at 2:00 p.m.---By Order of Committee

Mary Evelyn, 4 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mitchell, died last Friday as a result of an attack of tonsillitis and stomach trouble.  Short funeral services were held at the Christian Church Saturday and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery.

Mrs. John Jarrett, age 68 years, died Sunday at the family home east of town.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chadwell at the Norwood Baptist Church, of which she was a member, Monday afternoon and interment was made in the Norwood Cemetery.  She was before her marriage Miss Bell Caudle, daughter of Uncle George Caudle.

When W. A. Cogdil came into the Index office Saturday with a sack over his shoulder we thought from the appearance of the sack that it must contain heads of cabbage.  However, it was just a few small turnips from the Cogdil garden, brought for the editor to sample.  There were eight of the turnips and their total weight was 30 pounds.  The largest of the eight weighed 5 pounds and measured 23 and 1/4 inches in circumference.  Thank Mr. Cogdil, come again.  If anyone can beat these turnips for size, bring them in and get your name in the paper.

November 28, 1929:

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Greenleaf are the proud parents of a little son born last Thursday.  Dr. VanNoy was attending physician.

A meeting of the depositors of the Ryan Banking Co. was held in Norwood Saturday at which time the matter of petitioning the State Finance department for a complete audit of the books of the bank was presented and petitions circulated for those to sign who wanted such an audit made.  The purpose of such audit will be to determine who is responsible for the failure of the institution and if it is found that anyone is guilty of a violation of the laws to make it possible to have them prosecuted.  The cost of the audit will be borne by the depositors.  Most of those present at the meeting seemed anxious to attach their names to the petition.

The funeral services for Velma Wymer who passed away Friday morning were held at Oak Forest Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Anderson brought to the Index office Tuesday a radish of uncommon size and shape.  It measured 13 3/4 inches in circumference and in color resembled a turnip but was shaped like neither radish nor turnip.  The vegetable grew near the Anderson turnip patch in the garden.

Mr. Tommy Jackson of route 1 and Miss Anna Reed of Arkansas, formerly of this community, were united in marriage Saturday, November 16.

Belle Caudle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Caudle, was born Nov. 20, 1869.  Departed this life Nov. 18, 1929 at the age of 59 years, 11 months and 28 days.  She was united in marriage to John Jarrett in young womanhood and to this union 9 children were born, one daughter, Mamie, having preceded her in death.  The surviving children are as follows:  Mrs. Macy Huffman, Mrs. Zenia Taunt and Mrs. Zada Hurt, in California; Orley Jarrett of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Pearl at Tulsa, Okla.; and Cecil, Fay and Vera of Norwood.  Deceased was converted before her marriage and united with the Union Grove Baptist Church.  Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Norwood in charge of Rev. G. Chadwell and interment was in the Norwood Cemetery.

Marriage Licenses:  Eliza Matney and Sara Jane Gaskill, both of Mansfield; Fred Campbell and Lettie Strunk, both of Norwood; David Elmer Russell and Ethel G. Thomas, both of Mountain Grove; Fred H. Rippee and Gladys Stigall, both of Hartville; Charlie Spenser of Lynchburg and Myra Wade of Manes; W. I. Duke and Alpha Brickey, both of Manes; Jacob Kelly and Della Shaver, both of Hartville; Ernest E. Ray of Horato, Ark. and Almedia Scott of Gainesville.

December 5, 1929:

At a joint meeting of the county highway commissioners of Wright and Douglas counties with W. C. Francisco, division engineer of the ninth division, and C. W. Brown, engineer in charge of farm-to-market roads, at Willow Springs recently a settlement was reached on the question of the first work on the farm-to-market roads in the two counties.  An agreement was worked out by which the first allotment of money to Wright County will be spent on the east-west road through Hartville.  Out of the second allotment, which will be available about September 1930, sufficient funds are to be set aside to build 4 1/2 miles from Mountain Grove south to Douglas County line, and a like mileage south from Norwood to the Douglas County line to connect with the second farm-to-market road in Douglas County.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hill are the parents of a new boy born Nov. 25.

We are indebted to G. B. Thayer of route three for two turnips that weight 10 1/2 pounds.  Mr. Thayer also sent in a carrot of large dimensions, measuring 13 inches in circumference.

Among those who passed the State bar examination held recently in Jefferson City was Marion J. Huffman of Norwood.  Another successful candidate was Fred Stewart, Jr. of Ava.  A class of 129 law students took the examination and of this number 60 failed to make the passing grade of 75 per cent.

Mr. and Mrs. William Wymer are the proud parents of a baby girl born Thanksgiving day.  The little lady has been named Ruby Pearl.

December 12, 1929:

Jasper Ryan was seriously burned on the body, arms and face at his home in Springfield last Friday evening when he threw kerosene on a slow fire.  Mr. Ryan went into the basement to see about the fire in the furnace and finding it not burning satisfactorily he picked up the kerosene can and poured some of the oil on the fire.  As it did not blaze up as he had expected he stooped over and looked into the furnace just as the gas formed by the oil coming contact with the hot coals exploded.  He suffered very painful and dangerous burns, and has since been confined to his home, but is reported to be getting along very well.

Mr. and Mrs. Eldo King are the proud parents of a baby girl born last week.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4th, Mr. Arvis Dixon of south of Mansfield and Miss Lillie Renfro of Stony Point district in Douglas County were united in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Morrow, Justice Morrow officiating.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Renfro and is one of the most accomplished young ladies in Cass township.  Mr. Dixon is a fine appearing young man of good habits.

Marriage Licenses:  Ralph Fletcher and Eldon Misehler, both of Norwood; Fabino Ricci and Marie Austin, both of Mountain Grove.

We regret very much to learn of the death of little Jesse Hutchenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hutchenson.  He was over come with gas while lying in the back of their car asleep.

December 19, 1929:

Marriage Licenses:  Claud Mozley and Lavell Fletcher, both of Manes; Auda Rush of Mansfield and Evalyn Denney, Neosho Falls, Kans.

E. S. Dillinger, who was at one time a brakeman on the eastern division of the Frisco out of Springfield, is now engaged in writing stories about railroads and the men who run them.  One of his stories, "Redemption for Slim," appears in the December issue of the Railroad Man's Magazine.  Another story of his, "Lure of the Rails," which the editor of the magazine describes "as powerful a novelette as was ever written" will be featured, according to the announcement made in the December issue of the Railroad Man's Magazine, in the January issue.  Mr. Dillinger was reared at Norwood and partially educated in the Springfield Teacher's College.---Springfield Leader

Heard On The Street:  George Cramer says that love may not make the world go 'round, but it sure makes a lot of people dizzy.;  The Norwood woman who wants to hide a family skeleton might try making her daughter wear her skirts a little longer.; Mean are a good deal like fish.  You never heard of one getting the hook because he kept his mouth shut.; Some Norwood men are so stubborn and contrary that you can only convince them they are wrong by agreeing with them.; Dr. VanNoy said he knew a fellow who mistook a bridge for a truck and turned out to let it go by.  Then he passed on.; Love is something that will make a Norwood girl leave a good home just to be near an animal that chews tobacco and eats onions.

W. A. Robinett died at his home in Ava Monday and was buried in Prairie Hollow Cemetery Tuesday.  He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. H. H. Miller of Norwood.

Iris, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Webster, who was taken to the Baptist Hospital in Springfield after being badly burned a few weeks ago, died last Thursday morning and was buried in Springfield.  She developed diphtheria and on account of her weakened condition, medical aid of of no avail.

June 13, 1929:

Ernest Boyer and D. B. Crawford, charged with transporting liquor, were bound over to circuit court in their preliminary hearing which was held before Squire J. H. Loyd at Grove Spring Tuesday of last week.  They were placed under $1000 bonds each.  It will be remembered that these men were released at a habeas corpus hearing before Judge Schofield in Norwood two weeks ago.  They were re-arrested and arraigned before Justice Loyd with results as above stated.

Mr. and Mrs. Alva Filer have a baby girl.

The highest point in the Ozarks and the highest between Kansas City and Memphis, is Cedar Gap, according to Dr. E. M. Shepard, member of the Misssouri board of geology and mines.

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Moody are receiving congratulations over the arrival of a 9 1/2 pound baby girl, born last Thursday night.  Mrs. Moody was formerly Miss Thora Green.

Tobacco is a nauseating plant consumed by only two creatures---a large green worm and man.  The worm doesn't know any better.

May 30, 1929:

Norwood Graduating Class of '29:  Opal Shores, Velma Jones, Sherman Hammack, Hortense Thompson, Irene Conrow, Louise Little and Opal Peck.

Marriage Licenses:  W. L. Burney and Rita R. Carter, both of Hartville; Max Zebel and Asilee Snow, both of Oakland, Mo.; Roy E. Williams and Leo Williams, both of Hartville.

Habeas Corpus proceedings were had Tuesday before Judge H. J. Schofield in Norwood to secure the release of Ernest Boyer and D. B. Crawford, of Hartville, who were being illegally held on charges growing out of certain alleged violations of the liquor laws.  After hearing the petition of the defendants and the evidence presented in connection therewith, Judge Schofield ordered the release of the men from the custody of Sheriff Crewse.  We understand however, that it was the intention of the prosecuting attorney to file new charges in some J. P. Court in the county and to have the men re-arrested.  Attorneys Frank R. Collier and J. W. Jackson, of Hartville, were representing the defendants while Prosecuting Attorney Leonard Newton and M. K. McMurtrey appeared for the state.

Fill in the last line and win the dried apple cake:  There was a young girl from Detroit, Whose driving down town was adroit, But out on the road, So much speed she showed _______________________.

June 6, 1929:

Mr. Raymond Prince and Miss Mattie Kempt were united in marriage Sunday, June 2, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kempt, in Seymour, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Estep, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Seymour.  The bride was very popular in the town and also in the high school from which she just graduated, having been elected as May queen of the year.  Being the only girl in the family it was naturally hard for her parents and brothers to see her leave the shelter of the parental roof and which it was a day of joy, the joy was mixed with tears.  The groom was formerly manager of the Ab. D. Roper store in Norwood and now holds a similar position in Lebanon.  The Kempt family moved to Seymour from Norwood only 8 months ago.  The newly wed couple will make their home in Lebanon.

Mrs. Lloyd Meeker of the Hickory Flat neighborhood reports having killed a large Tarantula at the Meeker home one day recently.  It was three inches in length and had legs three inches long.

May 9, 1929:

John F. Hart, father of Claude and Roy Hart, of McPhee, died at the home of his son Roy last Thursday afternoon.  He had been ill for many weeks and gradually grew worst until death.  John Franklin Hart was born near Athens, McMinn County, Tenn., Aug. 19, 1859.  he went to Missouri with his parents when 10 years of age and settled at a place afterwards known as Hartville, county seat of Wright County, Mo.  He was married to Chloe F. Spyres in 1889.  To them 6 children were born, of whom five are living, namely:  C. E. Hart, of Ft. Worth, Texas; Roy and Claude Hart, of McPhee, Colo.; Nellie Baird, of Kansas City; and Gertrude Brite, of Mojava, Calif.  He also leaves his wife, of McPhee, and a brother J. E. Hart of Norwood, Mo.  Mr. Hart came to Colorado in 1915 and took up a homestead near Ackerman, where he resided until a short time before his death.  Funeral services were held at the Ertel mortuary Saturday afternoon with interment in Summit Ridge Cemetery, Rev. Paul A. Shields have charge of the ceremonies.---The Dolores (Colorado) Star

May 23, 1929:

Norwood's oldest citizen, Mrs. H. M. Inman, known to everyone as Grandma Inman, passed away at her home here Saturday after a week's illness with pneumonia.  Had she lived until June 23, she would have been 93 years of age.  She had been a resident of this vicinity for 35 years.  Her obituary follows:

Hannah M. Ward was born in Indiana on June 23, 1836; moved to Iowa in 1859 where she was married to T. J. Durnell.  Two sons were born to this union, J. B. Durnell of Long Island, Kansas and William who died in infancy.  They moved to Coffee County, Kansas in 1860 and mr. Durnell died there in August, 1864.  Mrs. Durnell was married to R. B. Inman on August 2, 1866, and to them were born 5 children, two of whom are living:  J. P. Inman of Norwood and Mrs. Effie Hoy of Jennings, Okla.  Mr. Inman died Jan 30, 1917.  Mrs. Inman was a devoted Christian, having been converted when 12 years of age.  She leaves 2 sons, 1 daughter, 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.  She passed away May 18th at her home in Norwood.  The funeral was preached at the Full Gospel Mission here Sunday by Rev. Walter Brook and the remains were laid to rest in the Hylton Cemetery 3 miles south of Norwood.

Marriage Licenses:  Elva Jones and Emma Admire, both of Grovesprings; Frank Ray and Opal Wooley, both of Macomb; Ira Sparks and Viata Robinson, both of Norwood; W. L. Ross and lena E. Brooks, both of Hartville; E. L. Jones of Grovesprings and Vada M. Williams of Conway.

Mrs. Virginia Hull was born in Monroe County, Tenn. Jan. 6, 1866.  Departed this life in Douglas County, Mo. May 14, 1929, at the age of 63 years, four months and eight days.  She was first married to John Edward Woody in 1880.  To this union were born 7 children, four boys and three girls, of whom two boys and three girls survive her.  Mr. Woody died in 1901 and in 1904 she was united in marriage to Newton Alexander Hull.  To this union were born three sons all of whom survive her.  Mr. Hull passed on on 3 years ago last April.  She is survived by 1 brother, 3 sisters, 6 half brothers and 3 half sisters.  In her early life she professed a hope in Christ, joined the Free Will Baptist Church and lived a devoted Christian life.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ora Keller of Mountain Grove last Thursday and burial was in the Cemetery at Denlow.

Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Proctor of Cold Springs are the proud parents of twins, a boy and a girl, born Sunday.

Dr. R. A. Ryan, formerly of Norwood, is putting in a hospital at Mountain Grove, having purchased a 10 room house on Maple Ave. and is fitting it up as a hospital.  He already has rooms ready for use and the work is going forward.  An institution of this kind will no doubt be appreciated by the people of this section as it brings hospital service within easy reach.

May 16, 1929:

Word was received yesterday of the death of Harrison Haynes of near the Black Oak schoolhouse.  He was only sick a few days and his death was a great shock to everyone.  His mother was only buried about 3 weeks ago.  He was buried Monday at 2:30 in the Brushy Knob Cemetery.  He leaves a wife, three children, father and two brothers.

May 2, 1929:

Marriage Licenses:  Merritt L. Gentry and Ola E. Burris, both of Ava; Omer Robertson and Ruth Martin, both of Hartville; George Duncan and Vineta McKinney, both of Hartville; J. W. Stroud and Cleo Oliver, both of Hartville; Everett Wedge of E. Chicago, Ind. and Dorothy Sloan of Mountain Grove.

Word was received here last week of the death of Lloyd Higginbotham, the invalid son of Mrs. W. H. Heffington, at Bradford, Ark. April 13.  Burial was at Bernie, Mo. April 15.

Miss Fannie Garland and Fred Drake were married in Ava Saturday, April 27.

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