December 3, 1931:
F. M. Huffman offers a reward of $50 for the arrest and conviction of the party or parties who robbed his store on Wednesday night, Nov. 25th.
Last Wednesday night robbers entered the drug store of F. M. Huffman in Norwood and took about $300 worth of merchandise. Entrance was made at the rear of the building. At last reports no clues had been discovered.
The final steps in the transfer of the Ryan Bank building in Norwood to the new owner, John J. Jones, were taken last week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Douglas, Nov. 21, a baby boy. He has been named John Harry.
The community was saddened to hear of the death of Mr. O'Brien of near Mountain Grove. Mr. Garrison who got hurt badly at the same time is improving.
December 10, 1931:
Two unmasked bandits entered the New Mountain Grove Bank last Wednesday morning at 11:40, ordered C. H. Duvall, vice president, to put up his hands, took all the cash in sight--between $800 and $900--and left the building, locking the door as they went out. Mr. Duvall grabbed his gun and gave pursuit, reaching the street just as the men started to drive away in a car. He shot down their tires and fired one shot through the car. The robbers stopped and were soon under arrest. Mr. Duvall recovered the stolen money and the men were taken to Hartville jail. The men gave their names as F. B. "Hoot" Shaw of Houston, Mo., and Ed Stottlemeyer, Dykes, Mo., and their ages as 20 and 18 respectively.
The body of Merida Gray, a bachelor living near Macomb, was found hanging at his home last Wednesday and he had apparently been dead for some time. It was thought to have been a case of suicide but no reason is know for his act. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Baptist Church in Macomb by Rev. G. Chadwell. The body was laid to rest by the side of his father and mother in the Macomb Cemetery. Merida Gray, son of Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Gray, was born Sept. 12, 1875. Departed this life Dec. 1, 1931, at the age of 56 years, 2 months and 18 days. He leaves to mourn their loss a brother and 4 sisters: Mr. Mary Gray, Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. Tom Miller, Fellows, Calif.; Mrs. Frank Liggett, Wichita, Kans; Mrs. R. D. Findley, Mansfield; and brother Johnnie Gray of Macomb.
J. B. Henson, of Denlow, died last Friday night at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 12 days, having been born at Liberty, Kentucky Feb. 22, 1846. Burial was at Denlow Sunday, the Masonic Lodge conducting the service. The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors had charge of arrangements.
Hugh Woods was the victim of what might have been a serious accident last Wednesday, but fortunately he escaped with only slight injuries. He had taken a gun to Owen Garrison to have some repair work done on it. Thinking the gun was unloaded he was handling it and explaining to Mr. Garrison what he wanted done when, in some manner, it was discharged, the bullet passing through his left hand and left leg, inflicting flesh wounds. The bullet was found in his right shoe. Beware of the "unloaded" gun.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmons Sikes are the proud parents of a baby boy born Dec. 2.
James Madison Latimer, son of Daniel P. and Susan Latimer, was born near Anna, Illinois, May 3, 1859, and moved to Wright County, Missouri in 1867 at the age of 8 years. At 18 years of age he made a profession of faith in Christ, uniting with the Little Creek Baptist Church of which he was still a member. In 1881 he was married to Eliza Wood and they settled on the farm on which they were still living at the time of his death. To this union was born, in 1883, one son, now Dr. B. E. Latimer of Hartville. He is also survived by one brother, William H. Latimer, one sister Mrs. Harriet Palmer, and 5 grandchildren, all of Hartville. He departed this life Dec. 4, 1931 being 72 years, 7 months and 1 day old, and having celebrated his Golden Wedding Anniversary October 20, 1931. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 6, at Little Creek Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. Chadwell at the request of the deceased.
December 17, 1931:
The preliminary hearing for Jack Sutherland in connection with the accidental death on November 25th of Andrew O'Brien, set for hearing tomorrow before Justice William Hilsabeck has been reset for December 18. Some new evidence has developed in the case. John Jarrett was placed under arrest Monday night as Sutherland's companion in the car at the time of the accident. The evidence connecting Jarrett with the case is expected to come out at the preliminary hearing. Being unable to fill bond Jarrett was lodged in the county jail at Hartville awaiting the preliminary.---Mountain Grove Journal.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paris Moles, at their home near Kansas City, Monday, December 14, a son. Mrs. Moles will be remembered as Miss Mildred Johnston, daughter of Mrs. Floyd Hylton.
Last Thursday evening as Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gass and family, accompanied by Mr. Gass' niece, Miss Vialta Brooks, were enroute to Springfield, they ran into a tractor on the highway about a mile this side of Mansfield. Their car struck a trailer which was coupled to the tractor, a piece of the broken tongue hitting the driver in the back and injuring him some but not seriously. Members of the Gass family received some scratches and bruises and Miss Brooks received a cut in the forehead but none of the injuries were serious. The tractor belonged to Roy Curtis of Hartville, but we did not learn the name of the driver. The accident was caused by the fog and rain.
Bob Allen and family are moving to the Jim Ogen farm this week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Henry are the proud parents of a baby born last Sunday.
Mrs. L. W. Brown received word Sunday morning of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Carrie McFarland, who was 87 years old and had been sick for quite a while.
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Norcross are the proud parents of a 9 1/2 pound boy born Dec. 4. He will answer to the name of Delmes Earl.
December 24, 1931:
The Index will not be issued next Thursday as we have decided to combine next week's issue with that of the first week in January, thus giving the editor and helpers a chance to observe the holidays and to get in ship-shape for the new year.
Monday evening about 7 o'clock as Mr. and Mrs. Lum Caudle and son, Robert, had started to Mansfield to church their car was hit by another car going east at great speed, the Caudle care being turned over, pinning the occupants underneath. Mr. Caudle succeeded in getting out from under the car and lifted it off the others before help arrived. The accident occurred on the highway near the France Smith home in Norwood. Mrs. Caudle had one arm broken, a severe cut in the head and other cuts and bruises. Mr. Caudle was bruised considerably but Robert, who was driving, escaped with slight injuries. They were brought to Dr. VanNoy's office where the injuries were treated, and they were taken on home about 9 o'clock that evening. It is alleged that it was Fred McMillian's car which hit them, but we have not learned the full details in regard to the matter. Mr. Caudle says that they were driving very slowly and on the right side of the road.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Ussery of near Fairview are rejoicing over the arrival of a new baby in their home.
The 5 year old son of Frank Gosvenor's died Sunday from an attack of diphtheria.
Carl Cramer was luck man and received the bicycle given away at the VanNoy drug store Saturday. He had only one ticket in the box.
The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Barnett near Hartville early Monday morning, Dec. 14, and left a fine pair of twin girls.
Elder W. E. Brook was called to preach the funeral of Mr. Brown near Dunn last Wednesday. He was accompanied by his wife and by his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Long.
Word has been received that L. E. Allen, formerly of this neighborhood, passed away last Wednesday in Iowa where he was staying with his sister, Mrs. Miller.
Fred Stewart Sr. died at his home in Ava Tuesday afternoon as the result of a stroke of apoplexy. Funeral at 1:30 Thursday afternoon and burial in Good Hope Cemetery. Judge Stewart served several terms as circuit judge. He was 56 years old at time of death.
January 7, 1932:
Leroy Coday and Miss Stella Keys were united in marriage Dec. 22.
Mrs. C. H. Tatro was called to Kansas City last Sunday because of the death of her sister, Mrs. Hudson.
Six officers were killed late Saturday afternoon when they went to the home of Mrs. J. D. Young, near Springfield, to attempt to arrest Harry Young, who had been a fugitive from justice for more than 2 years, being charged with the murder of Marshall Noe of Republic. Officers killed by Young and his confederates were: Sheriff Marcell Hendrix of Greene County; Deputy Sheriff Wiley Mashburn; Detective Chief Tony Oliver; City Detective Ollie Crosswhite; City Detective Sidney Meadows; Police Patrol Drive Charles Houser; all of Springfield. The officers were mowed down by rapid gun fire as they opened the door of the Young home. They had received a tip that Harry Young was there, having come in from Houston, Texas. Although a large posse led by officers from Springfield, surrounded the house early in the evening the men inside escaped after the terrible slaughter. It was not definitely known how many men were with Young, but there was his brother, Jennings, probably another brother, Paul, and others. The two brothers, Harry and Jennings Young, were trailed to Houston, Texas, they having slipped into Springfield after dark Saturday night and stole a car in which to make their escape. This car was wrecked at Streetman, Texas, but the two men hailed another car and continued their flight. Tuesday morning the two men were trapped by officers in a cottage on the outskirts of Houston and rather than be taken alive, they shot each other, the officers find Jennings dead and Harry mortally wounded when they entered the room. The latter died an hour later. They had rented the room Monday evening from J. F. Tomlinson, a carpenter, who recognized the slayers from their pictures which he had seen in the papers. He took his family to a neighbor's that night and the next morning notified the police.
George Ridens was born August 29, 1850 in Wright County, Mo. He was united in marriage to Mellie Flemmings at the age of 20 years. To this union were born 7 children, two of whom passed away when young. His wife departed this life in 1884. He was again united in marriage to Francis Sigle Taylor Nov. 22, 1885. To this union were born 9 children. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, 14 children, 44 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He passed away Dec. 27, 1931, age 81 years and 4 months. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mose Willis at the community hall. Interment was in the Curtis Cemetery.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Henry Wednesday, Dec. 23, a girl.
L. W. Brown was summoned to the bedside of his father the 16th. His father died a few minutes after he arrived. The funeral services were held Dec. 18th. There are 10 children and all were present; 21 grandchildren and all were present except Gearld Bown of Humeston, Iowa.
Floyd Kelley and a Miss Cartwright were married Sunday.
John Gideon died suddenly of heart trouble Saturday Dec. 26. He had been to Olathe Saturday morning and had returned home and passed away at the dinner table. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Joe Hylton Monday and he was buried in Fairview Cemetery by the side of his wife who passed away several years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Crippen of Illinois attended the funeral of her father, John Gideon.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Long were returning from Cairo, Ill. last week and as they were near Mountain Grove the steering rod came loose and the car ran into a telephone pole, wrecking the car pretty badly, but fortunately the occupants were unhurt.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Long spent Sunday with Mrs. Long's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Worsham.
January 14, 1932:
Now is a good time to come to the relief of the editor with a load of wood.
For the simple reason that it was not reported to us, the Index failed to report the marriage of Mr. Ray Cramer to Miss Dorothy Sisco which took place Sunday, Jan. 3rd. The groom is the son of Charles Cramer which the bride is a daughter of the late Mrs. Caroline Sisco.
Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Fuge and Flora, Beulah and Eugene Carter of Hartville spent Sunday in Norwood with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Burney. Mr. and Mrs. Fuge are old school mates of the Burneys and the Carters are sisters and brother of Mrs. Burney.
L. E. Allyn was born in Fayette, Iowa, and spent his boyhood there. He attended college at Upper Iowa University and Iowa Weslyan at Mr. Pleasant after which he engaged in farming. He lived at Conway Springs, Kansas for a number of years, and some 13 years ago moved to Wright County, Mo., where he lived on a farm near Norwood. He passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. H. Jesse Hiller, in Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 16 at 11:30 p.m., and interment was in Masonic Glendale Cemetery. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Miller, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Clara Davidson and Mrs. Hazel Davidson, both of Norwood. Rev. W. L. Ewing, pastor of Grace Methodist church conducted the funeral service.
Mrs. Bruce (Sarah) Scarborough, of near Talmadge, died last Wednesday in the Springfield Baptist hospital. The funeral was conducted by Rev. G. M. Walker, of Fordland, Sunday afternoon and interment was in the new Hartville Cemetery. Mrs. Scarborough was 40 years of age and is survived by her husband and one son. She was converted at the age of 24 years and was a member of the Gravel Point Baptist Church.
Dan Adamson, Hubert Fullerton and a Boyer boy were arraigned before Henry Claxton, J. P., at Hartville Friday on the charge of chicken stealing and were held under $2000 bond each to await the action of the circuit court. Being unable to give bond they were returned to jail. Emmons Sikes, B. S. Moody, Ralph Calhoun, Mr. Tomlison and Hugh Quillen, all of route one, were called to Hartville as witnesses in the case. The stolen chickens were bought by Mr. Sikes at his store.
Mrs. Dill Cottengim died at her home in Hartville Sunday.
As a matter of economy the Frisco has discontinued the Sunnyland trains between Kansas City and Memphis, they having made their last runs Saturday.
John Mears, farmer near Denlow, lost his left forearm as the result of an accident while hunting (in the Blue Buck Mountains) on Christmas night. With a companion, Mr. Mears was hunting when their dogs treed what they thought to be a 'possum under a small ledge. Mears leaned his shotgun against the edge of the ledge and was probing for the varmit when one of the dogs ran against the gun. Mears grabbed for the gun at it fell and was discharged. The charge struck him in the left forearm. The arm was badly mangled and the wound likely would have proven fatal but for the thoughtfulness of Mr. Mears in binding his arm tightly with a shoe string to prevent the loss of blood.---Mountain Grove Journal
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore LaRue are the proud parents of a 12 1/2 pound boy born Sunday morning.
January 21, 1932:
In the days of the open saloon we heard "oldtimers" bemoan the fact that they could get no pure whiskey like they used to have when they could go to the still and buy it. Many were the stories told of how the saloon keeper adulterated his liquor, and of tobacco and other things being found in the bottom of the whiskey barrel. Today "oldtimers" who get their intoxicants from the moonshiner's still are bemoaning the fact that they can get no pure whiskey like they had in the saloon days. After all it is pretty hard to get "pure" poison at any time or any place.
One of the biggest alleged bootleggers in the Ozarks---in point of stature---was arraigned before U. S. Commissioner Arnold in Springfield last Thursday. He is Clyde C. Steinert of Macomb, who is 45 years old 6 feet 2 inches high and weighs 320 pounds. Being unable to make bond set at $1000, he ws sent to the Christian County jail at Ozark. A Dallas County man recently in the same trouble weighed 400 pounds.---Mountain Grove Journal
Uncle Dan Hylton passed away at his home in Norwood Monday night at the age of 75 years. He had been suffering for some time with high blood pressure but had only been confined to his bed a few days. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church at 1:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Adkins, Brethern minister of Cabool, assisted by Rev. G. Chadwell and interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery southwest of town.
Charley Shelton and Miss Effa Housely of near Oak Grove were united in marriage Dec. 31, 1931.
Little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Huffman of Cabool passed away at her home Jan. 4.
Elmer E. Raney has moved his stock of groceries, meats and fruits to the south room of the bank building where he is now greeting his customers. However, the moving of his Frigidaire and other mean equipment will not be completed for a few days. You will find his entrance on the west side near the south end of the building. This room has been redecorated and new shelving put in by the owner, J. J. Jones. Mr. Jones has greatly improved the appearance and convenience of this building since he bought it. Among other things he has put in a large plate glass window on the west side, together with other doors and windows.
Hal Garrison was born May 2, 1896 and departed this life Jan. 16, 1932 at the age of 35 years, 8 months and 14 days. He leaves to mourn their loss 2 brothers, Earl and Harry; his wife, Josie; 4 children; his father and mother. He professed hope in Christ in early life. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Kelley at Lone Star Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment was in the Lone Star Cemetery.
Mrs. Henry Smith passed away at her home Thursday morning and was laid to rest in the Mountain Valley Cemetery Friday afternoon,
Mr. McManis was suddenly called to Emporia, Kansas to attend the funeral of his father who was killed by a train.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe McKinley were called here from Cape Girardeau this week on account of the illness and death of Mrs. McKinley's father, D. S. Hylton.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sumner are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl in their home last Wednesday, Jan. 13th. This is their fifth child and fifth girl.
Actual work towards construction of Mountain Grove's $56,000 post office building started Wednesday of last week. Carthage stone will be used in the new structure. Busboom Brothers, Fairbury, Neb. have the contract for the erection of the building.
Uncle Joe Ussery died at the home of his son, Roy, at Kansas City. He was brought back here Saturday. Funeral services were at Oak Grove and he was laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
When the church met at Glendale Monday night they disbanded the old organization and called the new one Fox Creek Church.
We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Jake Fegly who has been in poor health for some time.
January 28, 1932:
Jasper Alsup whose home was near Bertha in Douglas County died at 11:20 Monday night at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Lorenza Calhoun, in Norwood where he has been sick for several weeks. He leaves a wife and 3 small children. Funeral services under the direction of the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors, were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and interment was in the Relaford Cemetery. Rev. W. H. Kelley preached the funeral sermon.
William Tompkins, 82 years old, died very suddenly last Wednesday at the home of Walter Morgan in Douglas County. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church in Ava Thursday afternoon and burial was in the Ava Cemetery. Mr. Tompkins was known as an Indian herb doctor and had many friends in this section. He had spent part of this winter with Mr. and Mrs. Bert Morgan in Norwood. Deceased in survived by one brother, John Tompkins of Ava; one son, Wesley of Okema, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Rosa Fisher also of Okema; and 3 grandchildren. He is also survived by on half brother, Dave Tompkins, of Cabool; and 4 half sisters Cassie Ellison, Ava; Nancy Ellison, Fordland; Lissie Strunk, Norwood Rt. 3; and Nellie McCasky of California.
Richard F. Jarrett died at his home in Norwood last Thursday. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church Saturday afternoon by Rev. George Scott, in the presence of a large congregation and burial was in the Caudle Cemetery. Mr. Jarrett was 73 years and one day old at the time of death and is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Sarah Caudle, and ten children. He was converted at the age of 23 years and united with the Christian Church. He was born near Hartville and had spent his entire lifetime in Wright County, living in and near Norwood most of the time. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors.
Daniel Sayler Hylton was born August 27, 1856 in Floyd County, Va., and departed this life Jan. 18, 1932 at his nome in Norwood, Mo., at the age of 75 years, 4 months and 21 days. He came to Missouri in 1892, settling near Norwood where, with the exception of about 3 years, the remainder of his life was spent. He was married about 1875 to Susan Barnhart and to this union 10 children were born, 7 of whom still survive. Early in life he united with the Brethren Church. The wife and mother of the home preceded him three years last September. Jan. 20, 1930 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Rachel Wade who died March 15 of the same year. July 16, 1930 he was married to Mrs. Delia Garsh who still survives. He leaves to mourn his passing a companion, 7 children as follows: Walter and Joel Hylton, of near Norwood; Mrs. Lena Defebaugh, of Iota, La.; Mrs. Belle McKinley, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Mrs. Allie Segers, Edna, Kansas; Mrs. Lillie Cole and Mrs. Effie Whittaker, Fairfax, Okla.; 31 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers Abe and Granville Hylton of Floyd County, Va. and J. B. Hylton of Ava, Mo.; 3 sisters Mrs. Eliza Sutphin, Mrs. Cassie Aldridge and Mrs. Rowena Marshall of Virginia; one half brother and one half sister in California. The funeral sermon was preached in the Baptist Church in Norwood Jan. 20 by Rev. Adkins of Cabool, assisted by Rev. G. Chadwell. Interment was in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery near his old home place southwest of Norwood. The Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors had charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hicks who has been living on the John Gross farm for some time, passed away at the home of his sister near Cheney about a week ago. He had been looking for a farm to rent and had been unable to find one. Death was due to heart trouble.
Mr. Hutsell of Rayborn and his niece, Miss Geneva Kelley who is attending high school at Rayborn, spent the week end with his sister, Mrs. Claude Kelley.
Joe Henson's house, near Cold Spring, was badly damaged by fire last week, caused by leaving a cigarette stub upstairs. With the help of John and Will Spurrier the fire was extinguished but not before much damage was done.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Spurrier are the proud parents of a baby boy, Donald Lee, born Jan. 10th.
J. L. Davidson was called to Seymour Friday by the death of his father, which occurred Friday morning at the home of his daughter there. He was 89 years of age and a Civil War Veteran. The body was brought to Lone Star Saturday and was laid to rest beside his wife who had preceded him in death many years ago.
February 7, 1932:
Richard Jarrett was born in Hartville, Mo., Jan. 20, 1859. There he grew to manhood and in 1879 was united in marriage to Sarah Caudle. To this union were born 11 children, one of whom preceded him in death. In 1885 he bought the old home place and reared his family there. In 1925 he moved to Norwood where he spent the remainder of his life. At the age of 23 he joined the Christian Church. He lived to see his 73rd birthday, passing away Jan. 21, 1932 after an illness of about 3 weeks. Rev. George Schott preached his funeral at the Christian Church in Norwood and he ws buried in the family cemetery at the Caudle church. The surviving children are: Will, Jarrett, Mage Jarrett and Ada Hall of Californina; Mrs. Walter Kempt of Seymour; Maud Stinart, Dessie Carlock and Mrs. Guy Curtis of Springfield; Frank Jarrett of Mountain Grove; Floyd and Edd of Norwood.
Thwarted by the "rabbit's foot" that apparently guards the Bank of Rogersville, Si Russell, 29, and Roy Coots, 21, his nephew, were in the Webster County jail at Marshfield Tuesday awaiting arraignment on bank robbery charges. Within 7 hours after holding up the bank Monday and making away with $800, both men charged with the crime were under arrest and the money had been recovered and returned to bank officials. For the second time in 2 years, robbery of the Rogersville bank was disastrous to the men who attempted it. R. R. David was shot and killed by a posse, and Leroy Burdick is serving a penitentiary sentence as a result of a robbery there Jan. 10, 1930. Russell was caught with the money at the home of his brother 8 miles northeast of Rogersville at 8 o'clock Monday night, after officers had picked up Coots on suspicion and learned that he lived with Fred Russell, brother of Si. Coots was sent on to Marshfield jail and Sheriff John M. Poynor went to the brother's home. Si Russell had fled, but returned after he thought the Sheriff had gone, only to be surprised by Poynor, waiting in a dark room. When search revealed the stolen money, he confessed the sheriff said. Confronted with his uncle's confession, Coots confessed at Marshfield Monday night, officers said. He had been overtaken by officers while walking on the old Marshfield road 5 miles north of Rogersville, at 5 o'clock Monday. The robbery occurred at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, 5 minutes after the cashier had gone to lunch, leaving Miss Lillian Edie, assistant, alone. Two men in overalls, jumpers and spectacles entered, ordered her to scoop up the money while they kept their hands in their pockets as if they had guns, then locked her in the vault. The men apparently had been on foot, Sheriff Poynor said.
Twins, a boy and a girl, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coy on Bryant last Wednesday.
John Dixon and family, Mrs. Sam Bartley and Mrs. Melvin Bartley attended the funeral of Uncle Bill Moody at Wolf Creek Monday.
Uncle Bill Moody died Sunday morning at his home at Wolf Creek at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 26 days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Scott Monday and interment was in the Wolf Creek Cemetery. He was a brother of Mrs. William Calhoun of Norwood. His widow and a number of grown children survive.
Mr. Willie Alsup and Miss Alma Young of Dora were married recently.
Herman Beavan had the misfortune of shooting his leg off just below the knee. He was rushed to Ava for treatment.
(In another column): Frank Bevins of near Coldspring was accidentally shot through the leg just below the knee with a shotgun last week.
Mrs. Rosa Barnett and Mr. Henry Owens were married Sunday morning.
February 11, 1932:
Jim Dodson's store at Omo was robbed Wednesday night and a large amount of dry goods and groceries were taken.
As Mrs. Lizzie Sowers of near Cornelius was driving on a hill near Shiloh Church Sunday night, she missed making the shift in gears, ran into the bank and damaged the front end of her car considerably. None of the occupants of the car were injured.
The case of the State v. Fred McMillian, charged with driving a car while intoxicated, was heard before Justice of the Peace H. C. Jackson Tuesday. After hearing witnesses for the State, Mr. Jackson dismissed the case on the grounds of insufficient evidence. The case grew out of the accident a few weeks ago in which it was alleged that Mr. McMillian was the driver of the car which hit the Lum Caudle car, turning it over and injuring Mrs. Caudle quite severely.
The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Larue will answer to the name Raymond Christopher.
February 18, 1932:
With 11 avowed candidates for Sheriff in the field thus far in Wright County, it looks as if our unemployment problem had been solved for the time being. We have only heard of 4 who have a hankering to be prosecuting attorney. Why the hesitancy, boys?
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Roy, a baby girl, Feb. 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Eph Moody of Macomb announce the marriage of their daughter, Versal, of Springfield, to Mr. Leonard Trowbridge of Carthage, Mo. The marriage was solemnized by Rev. M. T. Halbert at Ozark on Sunday, Feb. 14th. Mr. and Mrs. Trowbridge will make their home in Springfield where the bride is now employed at the Sinclair Pennant Tavern, and where the groom is employed as motion picture machine operator at the Paramount Theater.
Edd Royal was at the doctor's office Wednesday morning having a wound dressed, caused by the bite of an angry sow.
Miss Mayme Allen and Mr. Edward Nelson, both of Sioux City, Iowa were married at that place recently. Miss Allen is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Allen who live south of Norwood.
February 25, 1932:
The following article from the Storm Lake, Iowa, Register tells of the death of W. G. Groom who formerly lived south of Norwood, leaving here a few months ago: Funeral services for Wesley Groom, well known Storm Lake resident, who died at his home Saturday evening, following a paralytic stroke, were held from the First Church of Christ Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. B. H. Coonradt of Cherokee officiated. He was assisted by Rev. E. M. Johnson. Burial was in the local cemetery. Rev. Mr. Coonradt read the following obituary and tribute to Mr. Groom: "Wesley Groom has answered the final summons. His spirit has returned to God, Who gave it, and his body has begun to return unto the ground out of whence it was taken. The deceased bore the full name of Wesley Gurney Groom. He was born on August 8, 1868, and passed away at his home in Storm Lake Feb. 6, 1932, at the age of 63 years, 5 months and 28 days. He was born in Cassville, Grant County, Wisc. where he continued to reside until in 1881 when he moved with his parents to Storm Lake, taking up his residence on a farm in Maple Valley where he continued to reside until 1894 when he moved to Storm Lake. Mr. Groom was married to Anna Thelka Haake April 18, 1905 at Sioux Falls, S. D., and she survives him. Mrs. Oscar Reppen, a sister, of Newell, S. D., and a brother, Archie Groom, of Arnolds Park, and nephews, Roy Pettit of Newell, S. D., and Ralph Groom of Arnolds Park, with a number of cousins and other relatives, including an uncle, Albert Groom, of Blue Earth, Minn., and a host of neighbors and friends join the widow in her sorrow over the loss of her loved one by death. Wesley Groom became a member of the local church of Christ under the ministry of M. H. Kendall about 34 years ago and maintained a consistent and faithful membership up to the moment of his passing away. From December 1927 until September 1931, he and his good wife had the residence in Missouri but their church membership remained here. Wesley Groom loved to sing the hymns of the church, rendered long service in the choir and lent his voice in the ministry of song at many funerals. He was a good man and highly respected by all who knew him, always ready to help anyone in need and trouble."
Dr. VanNoy reports a 13 pound girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Rhoads, south of town, Friday, Feb. 19th.
Mrs. J. R. Bogart of Mansfield and Paul Dorell of Hartville were in Norwood Monday having dental work done.
M. H. Long and family, accompanied by Miss Cleo Thompson, motored to Springfield Sunday, going over the new farm to market road from Diggins to Marshfield and on into Springfield over 66. They reported a pleasant trip.
While returning home from the pie supper Friday evening, Frank Vancil became entangled in some brush and fell on a rock, cutting his face and nose very badly. It required several stitches to close the wounds, which was done by Dr. VanNoy.
O. R. Gray received word that his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Dickerson of Wichita, Kansas had passed away. Mr. Gray left for Kansas at once.
Someone got in the church house (Whetstone) one day last week and they left four pearl beads and a whiskey bottle and there were spike heel tracks around the church house and they had vomited near the church house. Guess they had too much to drink. We always enjoy having visitors but we want them to come to church and Sunday school and not mess things up.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Pridemore have a baby son. Mrs. Pridemore is at her mother's, Mrs. Dan Fletcher's.
March 3, 1932:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dennis week before last, a boy.
Miss Clois Cottengim of near Owensville and Mr. Ralph Patterson of Odin were united in marriage in Mansfield Tuesday evening.
Monday evening Clarence Raney was stricken very suddenly with a heart attack and was in a very critical condition for a time and is still quite sick. The attack was caused, it is thought, from poison from eating canned spinach.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Smith are the proud parents of a daughter born Thursday.
Miss Alma Strunk of near Omo and Mr. Teddy Allen of Denlow were united in marriage at Hartville Feb. 20.
March 10, 1932:
Marriage Licenses: Clyde Dickinson of Hartville and Maxine Barnett of Norwood; Deloras H. Hutton and Ethel Lenore Faulkner, both of Hartville.
Five young men of near Mansfield have been placed under arrest during the past 10 days, charged with the robbery of the Taney County Bank at Forsythe, Monday, Feb. 15th. Collins Rippee, 23, was the first to be arrested, and is said to have implicated the other four in a confession to "Red" Adams, deputy sheriff of Taney County. Rippee was arrested at Wichita, Kansas. In his confession he implicated Ralph Newton, 24, of Mansfield; Chester Huffman, 25, of near Bryant; and Wade and Percy Rippee, both of Mansfield. All are being held in various jails. According to the confession of Collins Rippee, Huffman was shot through the arm as he fled from the bank after the robbery. When arrested Huffman was found to be suffering from a bullet wound through the muscle of one are, substantiating the story told by Rippee. The bandits obtained $350 in the robbery. The first clue was the discovery of the abandoned automobile near the Douglas-Taney County line, at Brown Branch. The car, a Chevrolet sedan, had been stolen from the Chevrolet agency in Mansfield on Feb. 7. It had been driven only 204 miles. Young Newton is a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families in Wright County. The Rippees also come from a well known pioneer Wright County family. Wade Rippee, it is understood, was at liberty under parole from a sentence imposed in California, and Huffman is out on parole from a sentence in the Douglas County circuit court on a liquor charge.
At a special term of county court Friday, Mrs. George Dennis and daughter, Pearl, of Norwood were adjudged insane and ordered sent to the State Hospital No. 3, Nevada, Mo. The daughter has been an inmate of that institution on previous occasions. Sheriff Crewse left Friday afternoon for Nevada with the patients.---Wright County Republican
Up to Wednesday morning the Lindbergh baby had not been returned to its parents by the kidnappers, but newspaper reports were that they were hopeful for return soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Luna are receiving congratulations over the safe arrival of a 10 pound daughter in their home Sunday, this being their first child. Mrs. Luna was before her marriage Miss Faye Tannehill, daughter of Mrs. John Hitchcock. The new arrival will answer to the name of Shirley Ann.
Harley and Bill Mears of near Coldspring, who were being held on charges of burglary, were arraigned before Judge Gideon Friday and pleaded guilty. Punishment was assessed at 2 years each in the state penitentiary. The Mears boys were charged with having stolen an auto casing from M. F. Gilley of the Coldspring community, also with the theft of 2 hound dogs. They were taken to Jefferson City this week by Sheriff W. F. Givans to begin their sentences at the state prison.---Douglas County Herald
March 17, 1932:
Marriage Licenses: Bernie Thornhill of Dawson and Dulcie Durney of Hartville; Glen G. (print worn off paper) and Mable Corbin, both of Hartville; Earl Carter and Amy Edwards, both of Mountain Grove; T. L. Beckham of Dawson and Delia England of Rayborn.
Mrs. Cort Canady died at the Burke Cafe last Wednesday night and her body was taken Thursday to her home at Dora where funeral services were held Friday and interment made in the cemetery there. Mrs. Canady was 26 years of age and is survived by her husband and 3 children and also her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Bell.
A baby boy arrived in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Raney, near Owensville, Saturday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Akers are rejoicing over the arrival of a new baby girl in their home Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Calhoun are rejoicing over the arrival of a 10 3/4 pound baby girl on Saturday, March 12. Mother and baby are getting along fine.
Mrs. Sarah E. Stone, mother of Mrs. L. J. Imbler, passed away at 11 o'clock p.m., March 8th, at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Emerson Head, near Purdin, Linn County, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Golman Long are the proud parents of a baby girl born March 10th. The little Miss will answer to the name of Lois.
Amy Edwards and Earl Carter were married Sunday morning at the home of the bride. Rev. Burney performed the ceremony.
Dee Miller who returned home from California, and Miss Jewel Adamson of Mansfield were married Saturday afternoon in Mansfield.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bartley, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bartley, Mr. and Mrs. Watson Hensley and families, and Mrs. Melda Hensley attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary Bartley, mother of Melvin and Sam Bartley, at Newton School House near Odin, Tuesday. Rev. Selph Jones conducted the service. Mrs. Bartley would have been 85 years old March 22nd.
March 24, 1932:
Marriage Licenses: Ansel E. Newton and Lottie Clark, both of Hartville; Danie A. Mings and Lula Mayberry, both of Mountain Grove; Vester R. Chastain of Competition and Rena I. Davis of Lebanon; E. C. F. Hickham and Oma Strong, both of Hartville; Earl Sigler of Tyrone and Eva Weiler of Willow Spring
Mrs. Jim Long died early Thursday morning at her home north of town from an attack of pneumonia.
Bob Allen cut his foot very badly Tuesday while cutting wood. Mr. Thompson took him to Norwood to Dr. VanNoy for treatment.
A. C. Rice, 77 year old lawyer and justice of the peace at Ava, died at noon Monday as the result of a merciless beating he received sometime Sunday night in an office on the public square at Ava. Rice, who lived in a room adjoining the second story office, was found unconscious Monday morning. He had a deep cut across his head and his body was badly bruised. He was conscious for a few periods before death and made a statement in which he said simply that someone hit him. He did not know who it was. Chairs in the office were over turned and books thrown about. Fred Stewart, Jr. said there was no evidence of robbery. Authorities said if he had any enemies, they did not know of them.
Mrs. Charles Lindholm received word of the death of her mother at Quincy, Illinois.
Betty, the 5 years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Butcher of Springfield, was buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery Friday afternoon.
March 31, 1932:
Mrs. Walter Hylton passed away Sunday night at her home south of town after a lingering illness with cancer of the stomach. Funeral services in charge of the Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors were held at the Baptist Church in Norwood Wednesday afternoon and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Hylton, an uncle of Mr. Hylton.
On the night of March 24th John H. Conrow had the misfortune of losing his house and all the contents by fire. He and his family barely escaped with their lives and with absolutely no clothing or other effects. They need clothing of any kind, or any kind of household goods. If you have anything of the kind that you can give them, please leave it at the J. A. Randall hardware store where they can get it.---Committee
Mona Housley was born August 19, 1895 and departed this life March 23, 1932; age 36 years, 7 months and 4 days. She was married to Jim Long November 7, 1914 and to this union were born 4 children; Loyd, Cleo, Carl and Glen Long. She is survived by her husband and 4 children; also her father, James Housley, 3 sisters and one brother in the home community and one sister in California. Funeral services were conducted at Oak Grove Friday afternoon by Rev. Selph Jones and interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. W. R. Green received a telegram of the death of her mother, Mrs. L. C. Mays, at Taft, California.
Mr. Shinn who was called to Clay Center, Kansas, by the death of his mother, returned home last week.
April 7, 1932:
O consistency, what a jewel thou art! Congress voted down a sales tax because it hit the "dear Common peepul," then turned around and increased first class postage 50% and placed a tax on matches---two things that hit every family in the land.
The Index is this week carrying the announcement of Marion J. Huffman for Prosecuting Attorney of Wright County. Mr. Huffman is a Norwood boy who is making good in his chosen profession and he enters this race with a determination to win. He has many friend in this section of the county who will lend him every assistance possible.
The 10 month old baby of Mr. and Mrs. William Pope died Sunday from double pneumonia. Burial was in the McIntosh Cemetery Monday afternoon.
Mollie Stoball Chadwell, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Golvin Chadwell, was born in Lee County, Virginia July 18, 1882. Moved with her parents to Wright County, Mo., when about 8 months old. She was married to Walter L. Hylton Jan. 20, 1901, and to this union were born 4 children: Raymond, Ralph, Bert and Mrs. Grace Curnutt, all of whom survive. She also leaves to mourn their loss, her father, husband, a brother Sam B. Chadwell, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Clarence Lilly and Mrs. Maggie Raney. Her mother passed away when she was about 7 years old. She was converted at the age of 11 years and joined the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, but later in life united with the Church of the Brethren with her husband. She died March 28, 1932 at the age of 49 years, 8 months and 10 days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Hylton March 30 at the Norwood Baptist Church. The body was laid to rest in the Thomas Cemetery.
After a short illness, William A. Addington passed away at his home early Monday morning at the age of 60 years and 9 months. He was buried in Shiloh Cemetery late Monday afternoon, Rev. Will Anderson conducting the funeral services at the cemetery. His wife and two children, Fern and Vernie, were at his bedside when he passed away, Vernie having arrived from Nebraska late Sunday evening. Mr. Addington called for Br. Anderson about a week before he died. He realized his lost condition and asked Br. Anderson if he thought the Lord would same him and was told how merciful the Lord is, and he accepted Him and was gloriously saved.
We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Mona Long.
Mrs. Mandy Coday of Locust Grove, Okla., who died March 28, was brought to the Wolf Creek Cemetery for burial Wednesday afternoon. The body was accompanied by her sons: Jim, Bob, Walter and Bert; and daughters Mrs. Lige Box, Mrs. Anderson Campbell and Mrs. Claude Coday, all of Locust Grove, and Mrs. Marion Carson of Liberal, Kans.; a granddaughter Clestie Johnson of Locust Grove and Mrs. Jim Findley of Macomb, all of the children, but one daughter who is in California, being present.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schlicher are the proud parents of a baby boy born April 2nd. He will answer to the name Charles William.
Mr. Joe Love and Mrs. Minnie Long were married at Hartville Saturday, Rev. Burney performing the ceremony. A large crowd chirivaried them Saturday night.
In Federal Court in Springfield Monday, Clyde Steinert was give a 90-day sentence in the Wright County jail on a plea of guilty to the charge of selling liquor.
Marriage Licenses: W. V. Leascher of Mountain Grove and Ruby Northcutt of Springfield; Harry Murrell of Hartville and Jewell Lois Spillman of Norwood; Frank Bennett of Mansfeild and Georgie Carrell of Norwood; Joe Love and Minnie Long, both of Mountain Grove; Lester Young of Fredericktown and Janice Bond of Ironton
April 14, 1932:
Mrs. Sheddie Medlock of near Bertha who had been brought to the Burke Cafe in Norwood several days ago to have the care of Mrs. Burke as nurse and Dr. VanNoy as attending physician, died at 6:30 Tuesday morning and the body was taken to her home that evening. Funeral services were held Wednesday and burial was in the New Hope Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Sheddie Medlock, and 2 children; also by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heath; 6 sisters and a brother. he father and husband and children were with her when death came.
The produce house and lumber yard of L. C. Gregory ws destroyed by fire early Friday morning, the fire being first discovered a little before 2 o'clock by Murf Chandler who meets the night trains to take care of the mail. The alarm was quickly sounded and soon a number had gathered on the scene to render whatever assistance they could. It was only by heroic work on the part of the volunteer fire fighters that the residence of J. A. Randall just north of the burning building was saved. The Mountain Grove fire department was called and rendered valuable assistance in the work of saving the Randall home. Most of the furnishings in the home were carried out as it seemed for a time that it would be impossible to save the building. A strong north wind and the fact that we had had a heavy rain Thursday and Thursday night aided greatly in saving other nearby buildings. All the contents of the burned building were destroyed, Mr. Gregory estimating his loss at $4,000 with $2,500 insurance. The building belonged to Randall & Ellis and was insured for $1,000. We understand they do not intend to rebuild. Mr. Gregory has not been able to secure a building in which to continue his business and will probably erect a building as soon as he can secure a suitable location. Some records and warrant books of Norwood special road district were destroyed in the fire. The cause of the fire is not known.
William Ambrose Addington was born in Illinois June 25, 1871, but spent his boyhood in Indianapolis, Ind., coming to Missouri at about the age of 12 years. He was united in marriage October 6, 1889, to Dora Bell Loyd of Liberal, Mo. Eight children were born to this union, one son preceded his father in death 24 years ago at 2 years of age. The surviving children are: Maude Stephens, Zearing, Iowa; Alice Oliver, Tarkio, Mo.; Fern Orr, Craig, Mo.; Verna Addington, Big Springs, Nebr.; Charlie Addington, Tarkio, Mo.; Zena and Melvin Addington of Ivanhoe, Calif. His wife, Dora, also survives.
Marriage Licenses: Gomer Jones and Dora Brownlee, both of Grove Spring; Gabriel S. Kincannon of Browns Spring and Mary D. White of Clever
Jake Hoover, prominent live stock dealer of Mansfield, committed suicide Monday evening by drowning himself in a cistern. Poor health is thought to have been the cause of the act.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Quillens are rejoicing over a new baby boy at their home, born April 2.
Marie Long and Eldridge Carter were married Sunday.
S. C. Walls passed away at his home last Monday evening at 10:15 p.m. Rev. Selph Jones preached the funeral at the Mountain Valley Church Wednesday morning and interment was in the Friendship Cemetery.
Samuel Claxton Walls was born September 21, 1859; passed away April 4, 1932. He accepted Christ as his Saviour some 20 years ago and united with the Missionary Baptist Church. He was 3 times married. To the first union two children were born; to the second, 5; and the third, 6. The surviving ones are John, of Lewellen, Nebr.; Henry, of Clemscott, Okla.; Leslie of Independence, Mo.; Arlie of Mountain Grove, Mo.; Mrs. Delia Breen and Mrs. Emma Sousley of Linn Creek, Mo.; Mrs. Bernace Hibdon of Barnett, Mo.; and Misses Flora and Gladys at home. All were present but John and Henry.
Nora Helums, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Helums, of Mounain Grove, died at her home Monday morning and was buried Tuesday in the Lone Star Cemetery.
Mrs. Whitt of near Fairmont was buried at Lone Star Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Parson are the proud parents of a new baby girl born March 28th.
April 21, 1932:
With this issue of the Index, we begin our sixth year of publication.
The men who are clamoring for a wet plank in the Republican platform are not interested in the success of the party but only in the election of a wet for president. They figure that the Democratic candidate and platform will be wet and that with a wet plank or even a resubmission plank in the Republican platform a Democratic victory will be assured as millions of dry Republicans will not follow their party into the wet camp. Mr. Hoover's only chance of re-election lies in his standing pat for prohibition.
F. E. Schooley and E. F. Randall, of Mountain Grove, former officials of the bankrupt Citizens Life Insurance Company of Huntsville, Ala., were sentenced to 15 months in the Federal penitentiary Monday, at Florence, Ala. Both pleaded guilty to the charge of using the mails to defraud in connection with failure of the insurance concern. P. Grant Davis, Waco, Texas, was fined $1000 and placed on probation under a two to five year term. Schooley is police judge and an attorney at Mountain Grove and Davis formerly managed a lumberyard there.
A white oak tree, supposed to be about 100 years old, growing on W. H. Cottengim's farm west of town, was cut a few days ago and from the tree was made 300 boards, 3 1/2 cords of wood and 127 fence posts. The butt cut had to be halved and quartered with dynamite and produced 75 posts.
The writer grew up with the idea that it was almost a disgrace to vote the democratic ticket, but we would prefer a good honest dry democrat any day to a wobbly "near" wet republican.
N. E. Caudle fell off a wagon load of manure Saturday morning and severely sprained his shoulder.
Sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Chase of Mountain Grove.
The little 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cline was buried in the Claxton Cemetery yesterday. Bro. Kelley preached the funeral.
Richard Moore lost his house by fire Saturday night. They did not save anything.
April 28, 1932:
What some politicians mistake for the bandwagon may turn out to be a hearse to haul them to their own political funeral, especially if the wagon has as its emblem a beer keg.
Last Wednesday morning about 5:15 when W. H. Fraley, janitor of the First National Bank at Mountain Grove, went down to the bank to make a fire he found a bandit who had broken out a rear window to gain admission, awaiting his arrival. The bandit drew a .44 revolver on Mr. Fraley and made him throw up his hands. He was allowed to go ahead and make his fire with the man following him around with the gun. On being questioned about the affairs of the bank, Mr. Fraley informed the man that the safe would not open until 9:00 o'clock, and he also stated that he was subject to attacks of heart trouble and that if he remained away from home more than 40 minutes his family would be down there looking foe him. Seeing that this line of talk made the bandit uneasy he continued to tell him of the danger of trying to carry out his play of robbing the bank at that time. The bandit decided to make his getaway but forced the janitor to accompany him. He forced Mr. Fraley to get into his car which was parked west of Hotel Elliott. He then drove south on the south market road and did not let Mr. Fraley out of the car until they were beyond the Goodville store. He walked back to the store and the merchant, Arthur McLean, took him back to Mountain Grove. Mr. Fraley described his abductor as a young man, probably 22 to 25 years old, about 5 feet and 8 inches in height, round face, plump build and weighing about 150 pounds.
Treasurer VanNoy, wife and child drove to Springfield Wednesday where Mr. VanNoy attended an auction sale of registered Jersey bulls. Fay wants to put on on that farm of his/n over by Norwood that hain't got no house, barn nor fence on it.---Wright County Republican
Marriage Licenses: Orville Dowling and Leoma Fleetwood, both of Mansfield; Elbert Crewse of Graff and Sylva Todd of Manes; Charles Mace of Niangua and Cletis Calton of Springfield
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Beckham passed away Monday at 10 o'clock. He was 2 years and 8 months of age. Burial was near Dawson.
Mrs. Belle Coppell died at her home in Springfield Monday and was buried there Wednesday.
May 5, 1932:
Mrs. W. A. Cogdill who has been in poor health for some time passed away at the family home south of town Monday night. A short funeral service was conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. G. Chadwell, after which the body was shipped to her old home at Stanberry, Mo., where the funeral sermon was preached and interment was made in the cemetery there. Telitha Short, daughter of Abner and Margaret Ann Short, was born in Platte County, Missouri, March 11, 1871, living there with her parents until about 11 years of age. The family then moved to the home in Gentry County, Mo. where she spent her girlhood days. It was there she met and was married, on March 6, 1887, to W. A. Cogdill. To this union were born 6 children: Mattie Lee, Harry Earl, Fredrick William, Lois Dell, Goldie May and Albert Leslie. When she was 15 years of age, she was converted and united with the Missionary Baptist church. At the time of death she was a member of the Norwood Baptist Church. She became seriously ill with pneumonia on April 27 and passed away at the home near Norwood May 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl McAllister are the proud parents of a baby girl.
T. B. Thomas of Hartville called on his aunt, Mrs. G. Chadwell, in Norwood Sunday afternoon.
The Grandma Anderson house south of town, which was occupied by Charles Vancil and family, was destroyed by fire Sunday night, the family losing everything they had in the house.
Marriage Licenses: Elmer Johnson of Morgan and Verna Saladin of Hartville; Arvel Mayfield of Norwood and Ruth Carlton of Mountain Grove
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hyde are the proud parents of a baby girl born Thursday night. The little Miss will answer to the name of Phyllis.
Hose Kelley had the misfortune of losing his house by fire Monday. He and his wife were planting corn and didn't save anything, as the roof was fallen in when they got to it.
The new George Washington quarter dollar, to be issued by the United States Treasury as a feature of the nation-wide George Washington Bicentennial Celebration, will be coined in large enough quantitites to satisfy a normal demand, official of the Treasury have informed the George Washington Bicentennial Commission. It is expected that the quarter will be ready for distribution before June 1. This quarter is the first coin of regular issue ever to bear the image of the First President. It was authorized by special act of Congress making is possible for the Treasury to share in the Bicentennial Celebration. As a coin of regular issue the George Washington quarter will replace the twenty-five cent piece now in circulation. No other quarter dollar will be coined for the next 25 years unless authorized by a special act of Congress.
Mr. Orville Mayfield and Miss Ruth Carlton were married Saturday.
May 12, 1932:
From the Editor's Column: It will take longer to recover from the flood of foolish legislation brought on by the depression than it will to recover from the depression itself.
A new tennis court is in the making back of the old mill formerly operated by M. F. Nall. The work is being done by John Ellis Jr., Lowell Long, Jay Randall and Loyd Means. Bllistered hands and sore backs are among their greatest achievements thus far.
Wayner and Velma Gregory are the proud owners of a new Shetland pony.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Rogers, east of Norwood, was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning of last week, nearly everything in the house being burned.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jones are the proud parents of a new baby boy born April 26.
Hense Gilley lost his barn and a team of horses by fire.
Mrs. Edward Cheever received the sad news of her mother's death May 2nd. She passed away in a hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., of pneumonia. She had been in poor health for some time, resulting from an injury when she feel from a street car.
May 19, 1932:
So live that after the minister has ended his remarks, those present will not think they have attended the wrong funeral.---Cappers Weekly
Mrs. H. J. Akers has 2000 pounds of Red Cross flour to be distributed at the Farmers Produce Co., Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Those calling for this flour will be required to bring 2 neighbors as witnesses that they are in need of it.
Marriage Licenses: Chester Marah of Hartville and Lucille Worrel of Mountain Grove; W. O. Rippee of Cedar Gap and Lorene Keys of Mansfield; A. J. Allen of Loring and Mary Alberta Newton of Hartville; Verl Dorris and Beulah Coble, both of Graff; Oscar Cantrell of Huggins and Leora Ragsdale of Mountain Grove; George Beck of Bloomfield, N.J. and Lotha Grose of Kansas City
Lowell Long and Loyd Means were in Joplin Friday. They report that things look good up that way but that they, too, are already crying for rain.
Miss Lucille Worrel and Chester Marah of Odin were married Saturday afternoon, Rev. Selph Jones performing the ceremony. They were charivaried Saturday night.
May 26, 1932:
While installing a telephone at the J. S. Raney home northwest of town, Fay Wells, 22 years old, was instantly killed when a wire he was handling came in contact with a high powered wife of the Missouri Electric Power Co., Saturday morning at 11:15 o'clock. Young Wells was standing on a step ladder in the rear of his truck, the ladder leaning against the house, when the wire he was handling caught on a limb of a tree. He attempted to loosen the wire by throwing it, and evidently misjudged the distance to the 33,000 volt electric wire, the phone wire coming in contact with it. Wells was knocked from the ladder by the shock and death was probably instantaneous. Dr. VanNoy was called but death had resulted before his arrival. Dr. Ryan was called from Mountain Grove and an ambulance was also called, it being thought life might be restored by rushing the victim to a pulmotor at Springfield. However, after examination, the doctors decided it was not use and he was not taken. Mr. Wells' home was at Clarence, Mo., and the body was taken to the home of his parents there Saturday afternoon and funeral services were held there MOnday, most of the office force from the telephone company at Mountain Grove attending. He was the only child of his parents and his death comes as a great shock to them. The accident caused considerable trouble at the switchboard in Norwood and one phone on the line was burned out. A shower of rain had fallen a short time before and the ladder and truck being damp is thought to have made the shock much worse than it would otherwise have been.
Miss Mary Elizabeth Winfrey, teacher of the Stony Point school here for the past 3 years, was united in marriage Sunday, May 8th, at 3:00 p.m., to Mr. Richard C. Wright, of Springfield. The ceremony was performed in Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Md., by Rev. Ganse Brown, formerly of Springfield. The happy couple will make their home in Washington, D.C., where the groom has employment. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Winfrey of the Dogwood community in western Douglas County.
A number of Norwood citizens were called to Bolivar Monday for the trial of Harry F. Kelley on the charge of murder in the Henry Killian case. Kelley entered a plea of guilty and was given a sentence of 14 years in the penitentiary. It will be remembered that Killian was murdered at his home near here the night of Oct. 30, 1930. Later Kelley confessed as an accomplice and named John Wheeler of Topeka, Kansas, as the actual slayer. Wheeler was tried and is now serving a life sentence for his part in the crime. According to Kelley's confession he was not present when the crime was committed but pointed the place out to Wheeler.
Mrs. Akers reports all the Red Cross flour but 50 pounds taken Saturday. It is probable that more flour will be received later.
George Lark has 2 sows that are trying to beat the depression by making up in quantity what hogs lack in price. One of these sows farrowed 16 pigs and the other 13 pigs.
Last Thursday morning James O. Hartley, Jr., 17 year old aviation enthusiast of Mountain Grove, attempted to pilot a 7 year old unlicensed biplane from Springfield to Mountain Grove, but the plane crashed into the side of a steep wooded hill near the James River. The plane was demolished and Hartley was badly cut and bruised, but his injuries were not serious.
On Monday afternoon about 4 o'clock when Miss Francis Wilhoit, a senior in the high school, was returning from school to the home of her sister out on the Highway between Willow Springs and Pomona, she had alighted from the car of a girl friend, and in crossing the road was hit by a car coming from the opposite direction. She was thrown over in the ditch and her face bruised in several places, also the upper lip was cut almost the entire length of it, necessitating that stitches be taken at the office of a physician where she was taken immediately after the accident. While not seriously injured, Miss Wilhoit is badly shaken up and will be confined to her home for several days.---Willow Springs News
Mr. Marshall Simmons and Miss Lizzie Calhoun were married a week ago last Friday.
A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of George Higby Sunday, May 22, when his daughter Ruth was united in marriage to Mark Vining of Williams, Nebr. The young could will leave Tuesday for their home in Williams, Nebr., where the groom has everything ready for hose keeping. They will stop on their way at Pomona, Kansas, to visit his sister, Mrs. Art Hogle; also at Ottowa, Kansas, to visit Cecil Vining and family.
The infant baby of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Davis died Sunday.
June 9, 1932:
S. A. Binley, highly respected citizen of near Macomb, died last Wednesday morning in the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis where he had gone for treatment for a head trouble with which he had been suffering for some time. Con Minihan and Sanford Little drove the Bouldin-Ryan ambulance to St. Louis and brought the body of Mr. Binley back to his home Wednesday night. Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. E. H. Rhodes, at the Macomb Baptist Church Thursday afternoon and interment was in the Macomb Cemetery.
As the result of an auto smash-up on Memorial Day, David Meeker, Frisco agent at Cabool, died Saturday in St. John's Hospital in Springfield from the effect of a fracture of vertebrae in his neck. Mr. Meeker and his family were taking a drive when his car struck loose gravel a mile east of Cabool, as he was passing a truck, and went into a ditch. Other occupants of the car escaped with minor injuries, but the car was badly wrecked. Mr. Meeker was conscious to the end, talking rationally with members of the family and with friends and making arrangement for the settlement of his business affairs. Funeral services were held at Cabool Sunday and interment was at Birch Tree Tuesday. Mr. Meeker was at one time agent for the Frisco at Norwood where he was well liked by everyone who knew him.
Mrs. Terrill, aged resident of Mountain Grove, passed away at her home there Sunday, May 29, and was buried at Fordland Tuesday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Med Towe are the proud parents of a baby girl born Thursday, June 2.
Marriage Licenses: John J. England and Georgie Lee Kesinger, both of Topeka, Kans.; Vernon Hyde of Mountain Grove and Denath Williams of Mansfield; E. A. Dennis, of Springfield, Nebr. and Marion Coats of Bado, Mo.; Dr. A. G. Hartzog of Clinton, Okla. and Agnes Jane Hartley of Nebo, Mo.; Emil H. Tellinghiusen and Elizabeth R. Bates, both of Mansfield; Claude LeeRoy Wynn and Florence Plaster, both of Hartville
Funeral services for Thomas R. Miller were held June 1st at 9 a.m. at the Taft, California, funeral home with Rev. Jesse L. Smith of the Baptist church in charge. Interment followed in Union Cemetery, Bakersfield. Thomas Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, was born in Camden County, Missouri, March 28, 1869 and departed this life May 29, 1932 at the age of 63 years. He professed faith in Christ in the fall of 1895. He was united in marriage to Sarah Gray, Nov. 22, 1896. To this union were born 6 children: Virgil Miller, Macomb, Mo.; Leslie Miller, George Miller, Mrs. Claude Dake, Joseph and Lillie Miller, all of Fellows, Calif. He leaves besides his widow and children, 5 grandchildren; a brother, W. S. Miller of Mansfield, Mo.; a half sister, Nancy Thomas of Coffeeville, Kansas.
June 16, 1932:
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Bennett are the proud parents of a baby girl.
Mr. and Mrs. Wheaton Cottengim report the arrival of a son at their home in Tulare, Calif., last week.
Sharon Lee is the name given to a new baby who arrived in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mitchell, of Schell City, June 4th.
New babies were reported last week at the homes of Chester Bennett and Bill Hill, north of town, and Alvin Long of Mansfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brazeal who live at the south edge of Norwood are receiving congratulations over the arrival of a baby girl last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marum Yocum are the proud parents of a baby girl.
Twin sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. E. Middleton Saturday night.
June 23, 1932:
Daniel A. Black, aged 60 years, was found dead in the field on his farm 8 miles southeast of Norwood, last Friday evening. Mr. Black was plowing with a cultivator and when found the lines were still around his shoulders, he having evidently pitched forward and died without a struggle. When supper was ready about 6 o'clock and Mr. Black had not yet come in from the field, his daughter went to call him and found the body as above stated. Dr. VanNoy was called and upon examination pronounced that death had been caused by mitral insufficiency. It was thought that death had occurred about 5 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Bouldin were called and the body was prepared for burial at the Bouldin-Ryan funeral parlors here after which he was taken by train Saturday afternoon to his former home at Council Bluffs, Iowa, for burial. Deceased is survived by his wife, daughter and other relatives.
The community was shocked and deeply saddened when word came Wednesday morning that John A. Randall had died in the hospital in Springfield where he had been taken Tuesday for treatment for an infection in one foot. Blood poison developed and although an operation was performed, his life was soon despaired of. The body was brought back to Norwood Wednesday afternoon. As we go to press funeral arrangements have not been made.
Elihu Gregory passed away at his home 6 miles east of Hartville at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral services were held at the Spillman Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment was in that place. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Inez Tombelson and Mrs. Myrtle Vanlandingham, of near Hartville and one son, Mim of Colorado. he was twice married, both wives preceding him in death. The surviving children are by his first wife. His second wife was Rhoda Caudle. Decease was an uncle of L. C. Gregory of Norwood.
James Nevils, former Willow Springs constable, was taken to Jefferson City last week to begin serving a 5 year sentence for the fatal shooting of Lester Bolerjack, of Cabool, in September 1930. In the meantime, Nevils' friends in Howell County are trying to bring pressure to bear on Governor Caulfield to grant him a pardon.
Doris, the 6 year old daughter of Cecil Hill, was painfully injured while crossing the Highway Thursday evening when struck by an automobile driven by Lowell Long of Norwood. She was unconscious for a short time. Dr. Ryan of Mountain Grove was called. No bones were broken. Lowell saw the child too late to avoid the accident as another car hid her from view. He ran the car into the ditch or the child would probably have been killed. She is recovering slowly at her home.
The new baby of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hill will answer to the name of Josephine Ann or Jo Ann.
Several of the Smittle neighborhood attended the funeral of Alfred Snow, of Kansas City, who was buried in McBride Cemetery last Tuesday. The young man killed himself by jumping off of a 87 ft. high viaduct. He leaves to mourn his passing, a father, mother, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Bro. John Moore conducted the funeral.
We were all sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Black who died while plowing corn. His wife and daughter, Agnes, left Saturday for Council Bluff, Iowa with the body.
June 30, 1932:
John Ancel Randall, son of Anna and John Randall, was born Sept. 4th, 1878, at Cheney, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Died June 22, 1932 at the age of 53 years, 9 months and 18 days. He came to Wright County, Mo., in 1902 and has been a resident of Norwood since that time. In 1908 he was married to Ollie Little, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Little. To this union were born 4 children: Julia, Arlene, John L. and Doris. He is survived by his wife and 2 children, John L. and Doris Elaine, all of Norwood; 3 brothers H. M. Randall, Columbus, Kans.; Frank Randall, Los Angeles, Calif.; and George Randall, San Francisco, Calif. He was converted to Christ while yet a young man and united with the Christian Church 22 years ago, serving as deacon for the last 15 years. With his passing the community has lost an esteemed citizen and a valuable leader in civic affairs. He will be remembered for his fearlessness as a champion of the cause of the right. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church in Norwood Sunday afternoon by Rev. J. W. Larimore, of Springfield, a former pastor here. Interment was in the Thomas Cemetery.
As Jacob Fry and his mother, near Mansfield, were returning from Wichita, Kansas, last Friday, their car collided with a truck near Adrain, Mo., and Mrs. Fry suffered a broken leg. She is in a hospital in Springfield and is reported as getting along as well as could be expected. It is reported that the truck was on the wrong side of the road and that Mr. Fry tried to avoid a collision by pulling to the left. At the same time the truck driver pulled over, hitting Fry's car and badly wrecking it. Fry was not injured.
Henry F. Hiser was born in Cass County, Mo., March 11, 1849. Departed this life June 25, 1932 at the age of 83 years, 3 months and 14 days. He was married to Sarah J. McFarland Feb. 15, 1877. To this union were born 6 children, 5 of whom survive. Bessie J. passed away in infancy. He is survived by his wife and 5 children: Mrs. Minnie Burke and J. W. Hiser of Douglas County; Mrs. Annie Smith of Rockford, Ill.; Charley Hiser of Arkansas City, Kansas; and Mrs. Jewell Woods of Shoshone, Idaho. In his teens he professed faith in Christ and united with the Baptist Church. After his marriage he united with the Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted at Oak Forest Sunday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. G. Chadwell after which the Masonic lodge took charge and conducted the burial rites.
Miss Wilma Allen and Frank Vancil were united in marriage Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Karl McIntyre are the proud parents of a new baby boy. He will answer to the name of Dewayne Shepard.
July 7, 1932:
A strange tale is told of the 1875 "locust plague." In the latter days of May, when the pests appeared at the height of their destructive orgy, Governor Hardin of Missouri issued a proclamation, dated May 31, 1875, appointing June 3 as a day of fasting and prayer, to be observed by all people of the state. The proclamation was generally observed, not only in Missouri, but in Kansas. The Kansas City Times of that morning said editorially: "We hope that every man who fails to attend church today will fine himself a goodly sum and honestly pay over the money to the relief committee." While the people assembled in the churches and the homes, prayed, the army of grasshoppers whatever the cause, really did take wing and fly back to the Northwest from whence they came. Before the night of June 3, the day of prayer, they were, in fact, all gone. Editorially, on the morning of June 4, The Times commented upon the phenomenon and said: "The grasshoppers have departed. All day yesterday the face of the sun was almost veiled by the swarms of the departing locusts. Their sunlit wings looked like falling snow-flakes and were visible as far upward as the eye could reach. At times, they seemed to be flying hither and thither as if seeking their places and waiting their orders in a great forward movement, but the general direction appeared to be toward the northwest." And never again has the Rocky Mountain locust returned in such numbers.
The Norwood Motor Co. is making preparations to open a produce and feed store in connection with their other business Saturday. Lowell Long will have charge of this new department and will buy cream, eggs, poultry and hides and will sell all kinds of food. Mr. Long is experienced in this line of business, having been employed for several years by L. C. Gregory.
July 14, 1932:
A funeral was being held in a country church and the preacher was telling, one by one, the character elements of the deceased. He was represented as a devoted husband, a loving father, a good citizen and a devoted church member. Just before the preacher reached the climax in having the man in the casket walk home to God, an unshaved man, clad in overalls, arose from his seat in the back of the church and deliberately stalked down the aisle toward the stand. The preacher thinking that he had left something unsaid that should have been spoken, paused in his oration and said to the man as he peered into the face of the dead: "Friend, is there anything special that you wanted to say?" "Naw," replied the man, "I decided from what you said we were burying the wrong man and I wanted to see for myself."
Married, July 9th, at the residence of Rev. M. Ellis of Seymour, Raymond Hylton, Norwood Mo. to Edna VonRentzel, Fordland, Mo. Edna is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Carl VonRentzel, successful farmers of Webster County. Edna is one of our most popular girls, a graduate of the Fordland high school and has also attended business college in Springfield. She is one of the faithful workers in the Mt. Gillian Baptist Church. Raymond, son of Walter L. Hylton, is one of Douglas County's best teachers and an exemplary young man in every way. We have often heard the remark that he is far above the average.---Belle Ellis, Fordland, Mo.
Mrs. W. C. Koehler, living near Oak Forest, passed away at the family home there at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. Funeral services were conducted at Oak Forest Church Sunday at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Will Anderson and burial was in the Cemetery at that place. Lucy May Sikes was born Oct. 31, 1864 at Aurora, Ill., and died July 9, 1932, aged 67 years, 8 months and 9 days. While yet a child she came to Burlington, Ia., where she received her education. The family then moved to Speareville, Kansas, where she met and married W. C. Koehler, Sept. 3, 1883. To this union were born 2 boys, Jan and Hugh. Hugh passed on in 1905. She leaves her husband, a son, a sister and a brother.
July 21, 1932:
Avery V. Freeman, prominent citizen of the Macomb community, passed away last Wednesday at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 18 days, death resulting from hemmorhage of the brain. Funeral services were conducted Thursday by Rev. I. E. Taylor and interment was in the Findley Cemetery.
W. E. Lafferty of near Pleasant Hill died last Thursday at the age of 50 years, 9 months and 6 days. Funeral services were conducted Saturday by Rev. George Higby and interment was in the Thomas Cemetery.
Mrs. Daisy DeGast, southeast of town, died Thursday and was buried Friday in the Relaford Cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. W. E. Rook. She was 72 years and 3 months old.
Grandma Padgett died Tuesday and her body was taken to Adrian Wednesday afternoon for burial, short funeral services being held at the Christian Church in Norwood before leaving.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith Fry are receiving congratulations over the safe arrival of an 11 pound boy Friday night. Mother and baby are doing fin and "Dave" is expected to eventually recover.
Mr. and Mrs. Fay E. VanNoy of Hartville, are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl July 15th at the Springfield Baptist hospital. With 2 girls and no boys, Fay is making a prior start towards raising farm hands of his own.
Wilmer Elbert Lafferty was born at Middletown, Audrain County, Mo., October 8, 1881. He moved with his parents to Oklahoma in the year of 1894, at the age of 13 years. He remained in Oklahoma until December 1928 when he moved with his family to near Norwood Mo.; where he remained until death. He united with the Christian Church at Garber, Okla., at the age of 17 years. He was united in marriage with Lou Kidd July 14, 1901 at Garber, Okla. To this union 6 children were born: Leah West of Shawnee, Okla.; Wilma Kline, Ruth, Eugene and George Marten of Norwood; and Cecil who departed this life June 24, 1931. He died at 12:30 p.m. July 14, 1932 at the age of 50 years, 9 months and 6 days. Besides his grief stricken wife and children, he leaves to mourn their loss, 2 sons-in-law, Chester West and Earl Kline; 5 grandchildren Evely, Juanita, Alice Ann and Howard Lee West and Louise Kline; 2 sisters; a brother; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Again the death Angel visited our community and released from her suffering, Mrs. Daisy DeGast. She had been sick 2 weeks, having taken sick July 1 and passed away on July 14, 1932 at the age of 72 years. She was converted while young. She leaves to mourn their loss her aged husband; 2 sisters; 2 grandsons whom she raised from infancy, Jesse Davis of Los Angeles, Calif., and Frank Gore of Pueblo, Colo. Funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon, July 15, by Bro. Ed Brook, after which the body was laid to rest in the Releford Cemetery.
Cleo Webb, better known as Cleo Sisco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Sisco, passed away at the home of her sister, Viola Webster, at Pryor, Okla., July 9, 1932 at the age of 28 years, 10 months and 5 days. She was buried in Rose, Okla., cemetery. Her home was in Gary, Indiana. She had been sick for over 2 years and had come to her sister's think it would restore her to health. She was only there 7 weeks. She confessed faith in Christ when only a small girl at the Baptist church. She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband; a daughter 10 years old; 5 sisters Viola Webster of Pryor, Okla.; Cintha Webster of Vinta, Okla.; Martha Morgan of St. Joseph, Mo.; Malissa Cramer of Norwood; and Dorothy Cramer of Norwood; 2 brothers Orville Sisco of Mary's Island, Ark; and Charles Sisco of Nevada, Mo.
Blackberry picking is nearly over. Mrs. Dora Caudle has canned 100 gallons. The Caudle boys have sold about 200 gallons of berries.
July 28, 1932:
Josiah Raney, son of William and Sabra Raney, was born in Kentucky Jan. 1, 1864 and died at Norwood, Missouri, July 22, 1932 at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 22 days. He was married to Thursy Emaline Scarborough, July 5, 1891. To this union were born 14 children, 4 of whom died in infancy. Josiah was converted and united with the Methodist church when a youth. He came to Wright County, Missouri with his parents when a small child and lived at that place until death. He leaves to mourn his departure, a loving wife, 4 daughters Mrs. Bert Hylton and Mrs. S. B. Locke of Macomb, Missouri; Mrs. Bethel Bruton of Norwood and Lura of the home; 6 sons Virgil of Carter Nine, Oklahoma; Marion and Monroe of Nelagoney, Oklahoma; Roy of Willow Springs, Missouri; Elmer of Norwood; Ova of the home; and 11 grandchildren; 2 sisters Mrs. Mary Newkirk of Mountain Grove, Missouri and Mrs. George Dennis of Norwood; 3 brothers, Liew and James of Mountain Grove; Andrew of Norwood, Missouri. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Norwood Sunday afternoon by Rev. George O. VanNoy, assisted by Rev. G. Chadwell. Interment was in the Thomas Cemetery. Bouldin-Ryan funeral directors were in charge.
Mrs. H. J. Akers requests us to state that she has a good supply of Red Cross flour for distribution to those who are in need. Any who need flour will please make application at P. L. Connolly's store, Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:00 o'clock.
Mr. Sam Chadwell and Mrs. Carrie Fletcher were united in marriage Monday afternoon at the home of Rev. and Mrs. G. Chadwell in Norwood, Rev. George O. VanNoy performing the ceremony.
Born to Mrs. Ray Absher, July 18 a 9 pound boy. Third child.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Archie Cocran of Granite City, July 23, a 12 lb. boy at the home of her mother, Mrs. W. E. Jones.
Grandma Padgett passed away at her home on Fox Creek Monday, July 18. She was 81 years old. She had been bedfast for almost 2 years. She leaves to mourn their loss 2 sons: John, of Chile, Kans., and Charles of Norwood; 2 daughters Mrs. Lizzie King of Kansas City and Grace of Norwood, who has so tenderly nursed her mother during her sickness. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church in Norwood Wednesday afternoon by Bro. Ed Brook, after which the body was taken overland by Con Minnihan, accompanied by Grace Padgett and Lyllyan Book, to Adrian, Mo., for burial. She was converted at the age of 35 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davidson are the proud parents of a son born July.
August 4, 1932:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Cramer, Friday, July 29th, a baby girl. It is their third child.
Clarence Raney's barn was destroyed by fire last Friday, together with all its contents. The fire is thought to have been caused by spontaneous combustion. No one was at home at the time of the fire.
Mr. Jim Bradshaw of near Norwood and Maggie Dodson of Mountain Grove were united in marriage Saturday night at 11:00 o'clock at the home of Rev. W. H. Kelley who performed the ceremony.
Martha Campbell Rowland, daughter of Charles and Dorcas Campbell, was born Dec. 7, 1850, in Claborn County, Tenn., and in early life moved to Lee County, Va. with her parents. She departed this life July 31, 1932 at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 24 days. She was united in marriage in 1869 to Hastin Rowland who preceded her in death 58 years ago. Two children were born to this union: Mrs. Sarah Myres of Sand Point, Idaho and Charles Rowland of this place. She united with the Baptist Church at Chadwells Station, Virginia, in early life. She leaves a daughter; a son; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of her son by G. Chadwell. Her body was laid to rest in the Relaford Cemetery.
Marriage Licenses: William R. Barnes and Grace M. Perryman, both of Lebanon; Paul M. Fisher of Mountain Grove and Odyn F. White of Vanzant; S. B. Chadwell and Carrie Fletcher, both of Norwood; Floyd E. Lutrell and Shirley Bowler, both of Mountain Grove; Charley Koontz and Hattie Mae French, both of Astoria; Kirt Harrison and Zera Mabel Dobbs, both of Mountain Grove; Amos Jackson and Bertha Raney, both of Norwood; J. P. Bradshaw of Norwood and Maggie Dodson of Mountain Grove; Paul Taylor and Myrtle Franklin, both of Winona; Delmer D. Stogsdill and Alice Melvie Fouty, both of Mountain Grove
Mr. Amos Jackson and Miss Bertha Raney were united in marriage Saturday by Rev. G. Chadwell at his home in Norwood. The groom is a son of Mrs. Mary F. Jackson and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rod Raney.
Mr. and Mrs Frank Davidson have a new son, born July 20. He will answer to the name of Eldon Ray.
Mrs. Nancy Johns died in the St. Johns hospital in Springfield on the 25th.
August 11, 1932:
Marion Huffman was defeated by McKinley McMurtrey in the race for the Republican nomination for Prosecuting Attorney.
The official count in Wright County showed George Pryor winning the Republican nomination for Sheriff by 9 votes over Walter Lee. M. P. Claxton is the Democrat nominee.
Bob Allen is very ill with typhoid. Uncle Narvel Allen and daughter, Anna, are helping care for their son and brother, Bob.
Some folks may be fooled by the fight being made on prohibition on the grounds that it means poisonous moonshine and increased crime, but O. C. Gatrell of Belle Plaine, Ia., writing as follows in Liberty Magazine, isn't one of them: "In the old days we had to pay a heavy tax on whiskey. To get by that, we would take 10 pounds of prunes, some strychnine, ether, logwood and licorice and make from 5 to 6 barrels from the one barrel purchased, bottle it, and sell if for good Old Crow at 35 cents per one-half pint and 50 cents per pint. It killed just as quick as the rotgut you fellows drink today. In the old days, if a man got rough and got bumped off in our saloon, we threw him in the alley, called the cops, to whom we whispered the sad story, after giving them a drink and probably a five-spot. The cops would haul him away, and nothing more was every heard about it. Today, if a baby is kidnapped or a man stubs his toe, it is blamed on prohibition."
August 18, 1932:
Friday an oil truck of the Home Oil Company of Mountain Grove turned over as the driver was turning off the side road on the farm-to-market road, west of G. C. Shannon's home. Charles Tooley and his brother and John Worsham were in the truck at the time and Mr. Tooley suffered very serious cuts about the head and face, the scalp being cut almost all the way around. Mr. Worsham had one ear cut but his injuries were not serious. The other man was not hurt. The injured men were brought to Dr. VanNoy's office where their wounds were dressed. The truck was badly damaged.
Ralph Hylton, accompanied by his bride-to-be, Miss Betty Thompson, of Kansas, left Sunday for Sheridan, Wyoming, where both are employed as teachers. They expected to stop at Miss Thompson's home where they were to be married, and then go on from there to Sheridan.
A. L. Babb who had been suffering for some time with dropsy died at his home near Macomb Saturday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the Macomb Baptist Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Morgan Stanifer and interment was in the Macomb Cemetery.
T. B. Bouldin was in St. Louis last week and drove out a new Gardner Eight combination hearse and ambulance of the latest type for use in his business here. Mr. Bouldin is now prepared to give you the very best and fastest ambulance service.
Bob Allen is getting along nicely, while their daughter Mary is quite ill with typhoid.
Mr. Paul Ryan, son of Dr. and Mrs. Ryan of Mountain Grove, and Miss Hazel Turgon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jule Turgon, were untied in marriage Sunday morning at the home of the groom's parents in Mountain Grove, Rev. Hunt officiating. They will make their home on the Ryan farm west of Norwood where Mr. Ryan has been living he past several months. They were given a charivari Monday night.
As Eli Townsend and Buss Sherrell, of Mountain Grove, were returning to that city from Cabool Sunday evening their car decided to leave the road and climb an embankment, rolling back down after having neared the top. Sherrell suffered a broken collar bone and Townsend landed in the hospital with more serious injuries. It is alleged that the men were under the influence of intoxicating liquor and that they were driving at an excessive rate of speed.
Marriage Licenses: Louis L. Cooper and Faye Helsley, both of Mountain Grove; Olen Kirkpatrick of Joplin and Ethel Routt of Mountain Grove; Omer Jones and Helen O'Dell, both of Grove Spring; Columbus Hutsell of Astoria and Beacha Carter of Rayborn; Fred Holt and Nellie Rhodes, both of Mountain Grove
August 25, 1932:
Miss Verbie Webster and Leon Sinor of Pryor, Okla., were united in marriage the 3rd.
September 1, 1932:
Marriage Licenses: Columbus Hutsell of Astoria and Beacha Carter of Rayborn; Fred Hold and Nellie Rhodes, both of Mountain Grove; Floyd Viles of Thornfield and Velma Baker of Ava; Claude Ratteree and Maymie Mearl Wilhite, both of Astoria
About 8:30 Saturday night Manie Freeman of Mansfield was held up and robbed by two men who got about $125 in cash and checks. The robbers, one a rather short heavy set man and the other taller and slimmer, fled east toward Norwood on the railroad track. The Furnell blood hounds were called from Mountain Grove and tracked the men to the home of Mrs. Ada Bruton in the west end of Norwood where the trail was lost. Mr. Furnell and officers are still working on the case but up to Wednesday morning no clues had been found.
Jordan Bogart was ordained to the work of the Gospel ministry at Mission Temple Baptist Church, north of Mansfield, Sunday afternoon. All day services were held with preaching by the pastor, Rev. T. B. Ritzinger in the morning and dinner on the grounds. Rev. Ritzinger was chosen moderator of the ordaining council with Rev. G. M. Walker as clerk. Rev. Walker led the examination which the candidate passed in a most satisfactory manner. C. N. Means delivered the ordination sermon, Rev. P. A. Bird made the charge to the church, R. E. Williams presented the Bible, deacon Albert Latimer led the ordaining prayer and Rev. Bogart pronounced the benediction.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bradshaw are the proud parents of a 9 pound girl, born August 15th.
Two months ago someone entered the home of Mrs. Mayme Connolly under cover of darkness and stole her revolver, a .22 calibre Smith & Wesson gun. Monday of this week the gun, or one of similar description, was located by constable Henry Bradshaw in the possession of Fred Akeman who stated that he bought the gun from Tom Cramer. Mr. Cramer claims to have bought it from Raymond Prince now of Springfield. The weapon has been identified by Mrs. Connolly as well as by a number of others as being the one stolen. We understand that Mr. Prince has stated that he did not see a gun of any kind to Cramer. It looks like it will take the courts to determine the ownership of the gun and to fix the blame on the guilty person.
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Henry are the proud parents of a baby girl born last Tuesday. She has been named Camelia Juanita.
Lawrence Long and Bessie Clark were married at the Fairview church Sunday morning. Brother Yocum performed the ceremony. The charivari was Monday night.
Oscar Hicklin, driver of the Nafzeghier Baking Co. bread truck, suffered severe cuts and bruised on the left leg and about the head when his truck over-turned on the highway a short distance west of Clyde Steinert's between Norwood and Mansfield last Friday. The accident was caused by Mr. Hicklin's truck hitting another truck, it being supposed that he was asleep at the time. The bread truck turned over 3 times, landing in a corn field with the driver underneath it. Ernest Ellis and Charles Cramer and son, Ray, came along just after the accident and assisted in getting the injured man from under the truck and brought him to Dr. VanNoy's office in Norwood where he received treatment. An ambulance came out from Springfield after him at 9:30 Friday night and at last reports he was getting along fine.
September 15, 1932:
A highway patrolman was looking after autos without 1932 license plates in Norwood Saturday. A number of car owners were caught napping, we understand.
While John Hitchcock and Sherman Welch were engaged in a wordy battle, with threats of violence, near the post office in Norwood Tuesday, officer John W. Allen attempted to intervene. Hitchcock is said to have taken Allen by the collar and the latter fearing for his own safety drew his revolver and fired, the bullet grazing Hitchcock's side.
Miss Elizabeth Tonkin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Tonkin of Howard, Kan., and Mr. J. Ralph Hylton, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hylton of Norwood, Mo., were married at 7 a.m. August 14th, at the First Methodist church, Rev. W. C. Chappell, officiating, the ring ceremony being used. Following the wedding and a breakfast in the home of the bride's parents, the bride and groom departed on a honeymoon trip through Colorado and Wyoming. After September 1st they will reside in Sheridan, Wyoming, where Mr. Hylton is an instructor in the Sheridan high school.---Howard, Kans., Citizen
Grace Harriett Calhoun, daughter of Thomas E. and Carrie Stevenson, was born at Viroqua, Wis., Feb. 10, 1866. She was united with Dr. W. S. Calhoun Dec. 22, 1889. To this union 2 children were born: Dr. Herbert Stevenson Calhoun, who passed away Feb. 4, 1919 and Ralph Leslie Calhoun. Mrs. Calhoun united with the Christian Church in October 1927. She leaves to mourn her passing, one son, Ralph, one grandson, Frank, the husband, Dr. W. S. Calhoun. Funeral services were conducted at the Norwood Christian Church by Rev. Selph Jones, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4. The body was taken to Waverly, Kans., where interment was completed on Monday, Sept. 5, funeral services being held at the home of Mrs. Calhoun's brother, M. W. Stevenson, at 2:00 p.m. that day.
September 22, 1932:
Marriage Licenses: James Farris Coday of Mansfield and Berniece Hunter of Hartville; Forest Honicutt and Lois McCroskey, both of Willard; Arvil Towe of Lynchburg and Mina Wade of Embree; Gordon E. Rader and Dorothy O. Strunk, both of Mountain Grove; Arvillle Headley of Hartville and Lula Thompson of Mountain Grove.
September 29, 1932:
Dr. Corona Hibbard Briggs, pioneer Methodist minister of South Missouri and grand prelate of the Grand Commandry of Missouri Knights Templars, died very suddenly at his home in Springfield about 3:00 o'clock Saturday morning. He was 83 years of age. Dr. Briggs had been apparently in good health and active Friday so his death came as a distinct shock. Dr. Briggs was pastor of the Methodist Church here for several years and also preached at Oak Forest, having resigned there only a few months ago.
William E. Dickey, 53 year old Cabool businessman, was burned to death Friday night in a fire of unknown origin which destroyed his home. Mrs. Dickey and two small children escaped from the burning building. Two buckets found near Mr. Dickey's body indicated that he might have been trapped while trying to extinguish the blaze.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Proctor of Glendale are the proud parents of a baby girl born last week.
October 6, 1932:
Sarah Burke Quillen was born October 3, 1842 in Lee County, Virginia, and departed this life September 27, 1932. Age 89 years, 11 months and 24 days. She professed faith in Christ at an early age. She was married to J. B. Quillen in 1863 and to this union were born 9 children, 7 boys and 2 girls. Her husband and one boy and one girl preceded her in death several years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Henslee of Hartville, Mo. and 6 sons: E. V. Quillen, Norwood, Mo.; T. F. Quillen, Henry Quillen and Edd Quillen, all of Ralston, Oklahoma; Evan Quillen, Aberdeen, Washington; and Creed Quillen, Mitchell, South Dakota; 27 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Quillen had been bedfast 8 weeks. Funeral services were conducted at Community Church by Rev. Selph Jones and the remains were laid to rest in Curtis Cemetery.
Mrs. Raymond Gass passed away about 3:30 Monday afternoon in the Springfield Baptist hospital where she had undergone an operation for appendicitis a few days previously. The operation was too late to save her life as the appendix had ruptured before she reached the hospital. The Bouldin-Ryan ambulance was called from Norwood and the body was brought to the funeral home here Monday night. Funeral services were held at Olathe at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and burial was at that place. Mrs. Gass was 29 years of age and leaves her husband and two small children. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hylton of Douglas County who survive.
Mr. Silas Richardson and Miss Ruby Dickerson were united in marriage last Friday evening by Rev. G. Chadwell at the latter's home in Norwood. The groom is a son of T. R. Richardson, east of town, and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dickerson who now lives in Norwood.
October 13, 1932:
Chicken thieves are busy these fine nights. Ben Hays reports a loss of 50 recently.
Gene Holdren of the Norwood Motor Transfer & Storage Co. was seriously injured last Thursday when the truck he was driving was hit by a large truck belonging to the Kroger Grocery & Baking Co. in St. Louis. A large trailer pulled by the Kroger truck was thrown against Holdren's truck, wrecking it and pinning Mr. Holdren down, crushing him badly. One hip was dislocated, there were injuries about the head and many other bad bruises. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and his wife and mother were immediately called to his bedside, being accompanied by C. M. Minihan. At last reports he was improving very nicely. According to reports Mr. Holdren was on the right side of the street while the other driver was on the wrong side, both being on the street car tracks, and in attempting to turn out quickly the Kroger trailer failed to leave the tracks and was thrown directly into the Norwood truck as about stated.
Willie Menne, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Menne, is suffering with a badly swollen ear caused by the bite of a cricket Monday night. The doctor had to be called Tuesday. In the night he felt something biting his ear and reached up and pulled it off, crushed it and dropped it on the floor. Next morning the cricket was found lying there dead. The place bitten had turned blue.
James M. Hutsell of Rayborn was very pleasantly surprised Sunday morning, October 9, when a large number of relatives, neighbors and friends arrived with well-filled baskets in honor of his 62nd birthday. At the noon hour a most bountiful dinner was served on the lawn. The afternoon was spent in conversation, music, games and Kodaking.
One line of business that the Depression has failed to stop or seriously cripple is that of marriage. Last Wednesday evening Rev. G. Chadwell performed 2 ceremonies at his home in Norwood. The first happy couple to call for his service was Mr. Charley Sowersby and Miss Irene Perry, both of Macomb. No sooner had the words been spoken which made the one, when there appeared another couple intent on working in double harness. This time it was Mr. Lyle H. Shorter and Miss Mildred Noland of Cabool, who were sent on their way rejoicing as man and wife.
E. L. Finch was brought to the doctor's office Sunday evening suffering from severe wounds about the head, having been hit in the head with a rock, it is reported. Trouble seems to have arisen over a card game, but details are lacking. The patient was in a serious condition, but is reported as getting along very nicely at the F. J. Tompson's hotel where he was taken after his wounds were dressed.
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Forrest are the proud parents of a baby girl born Oct. 5.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville C. Rutter of Leavansworth, Kans., announce the birth of a son at their home on Oct. 3. Mrs. Rutter will be remembered as Miss Faye Robertson.
Mr. and Mrs. Lendall Moody are the proud parents of a baby girl.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schlicher, a baby girl, last week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Miller, a baby girl. She made her arrival Friday Oct. 7.
October 20, 1932:
The October term of circuit court will convene in Hartville next Monday, the 24th, with a large docket of criminal and civil cases. Among the criminal cases of interest to Norwood folks we note that the State vs Carl Cramer and Nolan Devault, disturbing the peace, and the State vs Frank Jarrett, driving motor vehicle without license. On the civil docket: Hattie Williams vs Reuben Williams, suit for maintenance, Clark Township vs J. H. Frye et al., suit on bond.
Gene Holdren who was brought to his home in Mountain Grove last week is able to be out of bed some this week by the aid of crutches.
Ray Scarborough of Jefferson City is in St. John's hospital in Springfield and is reported in a serious condition. His mother, Mrs. J. L. Scarborough, went up to see him Friday.
Tom Walls from near Hartville was buried at Fairview Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
Albert Sidney Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Davis, was born at Quincy, Arkansas, Oct. 26, 1888 and departed this life at Bothwell Memorial hospital in Sedalia, Missouri August 1, 1932, aged 43 years, 9 months and 6 days. In 1898 he removed with his parents to Wright County, Missouri, where he lived until 1917 when he went to serve his country with Company F, 110th engineers, 35 Division, at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma. He was given an honorable discharge from the service April 25, 1918 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He has been for several years a member of the Elmer Sellers Post of the American Legion. He was united in married to Miss Lola Marcum October 20, 1921. To this union were born 3 children: Ancil, age 10; Sidney who died August 18, 1925; and Betty Lou, age 5. He is survived by his wife and children; his parents; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. In 1928 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Free Will Baptist church at Oak Grove. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Selph Jones at Grove Springs Baptist church with interment in the O'Dell Cemetery under the auspices of the American Legion.
October 27, 1932:
Mr. and Mrs. Ed W. Leach this week announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Orline, to Mr. Thomas Marshall Carter. The ceremony was pronounced at Eminence, Mo., on Sunday, Oct. 9 by the Rev. Mr. Sconce. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Carter of Hartville and is at present engaged in teaching school. The young woman of his choice is a senior in our high school and will remain at home to complete the course. Mr. Carter is teacher of Caudle school in Norwood consolidated district.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Goodson are the proud parents of a 9 1/2 boy born Oct. 18.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Jones are rejoicing over the arrival of a new baby boy born Oct. 24.
Mr. and Mrs Bob Allen are the proud parents of a 12 lb. son born Oct. 21. He will answer to the name of Robert Lee.
Johnnie Perkins, an orphan boy from Rogersville, Missouri, has come to stay in the home of Mr. and Mr. Lloyd Meeker.
A daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hutsell on Sept. 27, died Sept 29.
November 3, 1932:
The 7 months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Akers died at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday morning of membranous croup. Funeral services and burial were at Oak Forest at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.
Uncle Gardner Dake passed away early Sunday morning at his home in the Mountain Valley community. Funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. Jones at Mountain Valley church and interment will be in the cemetery there.
Nolan Butcher and Nellie Mayfield were united in marriage Sunday. They expect to make their home in Oak Grove community.
John Kilfoy died at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Connolly, of Cedar Gap and was buried north of Moore District last Thursday.
Marriage Licenses: Loyd Hudson of Loring and Ilah Shaddy of Grove Spring; Nolan Butcher and Nellie Mayfield, both of Norwood; Cleveland Petet of Grove Spring and Grace Crawford of Norwood
Miss Anna Adams of Mountain Grove and Mr. Halbert Sluder of Glendale were united in marriage at Mountain Grove Saturday. They were charivaried Monday night and are making their home at his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mose Sluder.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sluder of Glendale district are the proud parents of a baby girl.
Miss Bessie Coday and Mr. Homer Stout were united in marriage last Saturday night.
November 10, 1932:
Dr. J. B. Little passed away at his home in Norwood at 2:30 a.m. Monday. Funeral will be held at the Christian church today (Thursday) at 2:00 p.m. and interment will be in the Thomas Cemetery north of town. Rev. Selph Jones will preach the funeral sermon. Dr. Little who was 81 years of age had been in failing health for the past year.
Mr. Henson Smith and Miss Eva Gasperson, both of Mountain Grove, were untied in marriage Saturday night by Rev. G. Chadwell at his home in Norwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Mose Willis are the proud parents of their 15th child born last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lindholm of Minnesota are the proud parents of a baby boy born Oct. 22.
November 17, 1932:
James Benjamin Little was born August 30, 1851 near Summersville, Georgia. Died November 7, 1932 at his home in Norwood, Mo., at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 7 days. In 1870 he was married to Miss Ella Husted who departed this life in 1877. To this union were born 4 children: W. T. and Marion R. Little, now of Zurich, Kansas; Mrs. Laura Branstetter of Hartville, Mo.; and Mrs. Ella Fanning of Coffeyville, Kansas, all of whom survive. On December 1, 1879 he was united in marriage to Julia A. Yoast, of Humansville, Mo. and to this union 2 children were born: John M. Little, who died in 1922; Mrs. Ollie Randall of Norwood. Dr. Little came to southwest Missouri with his parents in 1862. In 1882 he was graduated from the St. Joe Medical College, St. Joseph, Mo., moving to Norwood 4 years later, spending 46 years of his life in the practice of medicine at this place. During this time he formed a very wide acquaintance throughout this section. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. S. Jones of Mansfield, at the Norwood Christian Church Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10. Interment was in the Thomas Cemetery.
Marriage Licenses: Leonard L. Pope of Mountain Grove and Margurite Green of Ozark; Estel Hobbs of Longrun, Mo. and Opal Allen of Thornfield, Mo.
Wayne Campbell who has been in failing health for the past year died Monday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at his home northwest of town. The body was prepared for burial by Mr. and Mrs. Bouldin and was taken to Nevada, Mo. Tuesday in the Bouldin-Ryan ambulance, interment being at that place.
A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Ussery last Tuesday evening.
November 24, 1932:
Lucy Rupe England was born Nov. 11, 1846 in Adair County, Ky., and departed this life Nov. 5, 1932 at her home in Seymour, Mo. She was converted and united with the Missionary Baptist Church when quite young. She was married to J. M. England in 1867 and to this union were born the following children: S. W. England; J. W. England who departed this life in early manhood; and T. N. England of Horse Cave, Ky., who was with his mother when she passed away. She leaves 5 grandchildren, 3 in Oklahoma and 2 in Kentucky. Three brothers, J. D. Rupe of Seymour, W. L. Rupe of Kansas City and A. F. Rupe of Carrollton, Mo. Her husband, Rev. J. M. England, who passed away July 26, 1926 was born April 1848 in Kentucky. He was a Baptist preacher for more than 40 years and was pastor of Mansfield Baptist Church 3 years and of Seymour church 5 years. He was under the state board 16 years in Missouri and did pastoral work before coming to Missouri. Their funerals were held in the Seymour church by their former pastor, T. B. Ritziner, and interment in Seymour Cemetery.
December 1, 1932:
Mr. and Mrs. John Hitchcock are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine baby boy born Saturday morning.
A baby girl weighing 7 1/2 pounds was born Monday morning of last week to Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Clark of the Mountain Grove Baptist church. The little lady will answer to the name of Mildred Mozelle. It seems that the stork was on a special mission to preachers' homes that day as he left a boy with Rev. and Mrs. Ramsey in Norwood the same morning. Hope this thing doesn't become epidemic.
Weddings seem to be rather plentiful in the Mountain Valley district. Ollie Long and Ray McMurkery were married last Saturday and Lawrence Reaves and Glenda Raney were married last Sunday.
Mr. Francis Smith and Miss Elva Gasperson, both of Mountain Grove, were united in marriage Wednesday morning by Rev. G. Chadwell at his home in Norwood.
Mrs. S. E. Pearson of Mountain View is visiting her sister, Mrs. Rachel Sturgeon. Mrs. Pearson is 84 years of age and Mrs. Sturgeon is 82.
Mrs. William Miller received a telegram stating that her brother, John Milsap, of Locust Grove, Okla., had shot himself. Mrs. Miller and son Eldon attended the funeral, returning home Saturday night.
December 8, 1932:
Miss Thelma Hill and Bert Pugh were married Tuesday night, Nov. 28. They expect to make their home in California.
The funeral of Jesse Kelley, 31 years old, who died at his home in Springfield Saturday morning, was held at Oak Grove Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. Clarence Ussery. Mr. Kelley, who was a brother of J. E. Kelley of Norwood, had been suffering the past 5 weeks with typhoid.
The biggest comedown due to the Depression seems to be that of Thomas Brady, notorious confidence man, who has been involved in swindles amounting to as high as $40,000. He was arrested the other day in St. Louis on charges of a $23 coin matching swindle.
Mr. Hadley Marcum and Miss Clara Jones were united in marriage Thursday by Rev. John Moore.
December 15, 1932:
Mr. and Mrs. Gordan Rader are the proud parents of a daughter born Dec. 5.
Whenever Sherman Hammack wants chicken for dinner, he drives out into the country, locates a promising looking flock, steps on the gas and spears a fat hen with the handle of the car door. Or at least that is the way he did it last Thursday afternoon. He had driven Dr. VanNoy's car out to Coon Ball's and while near the Ball home ran into a bunch of chickens, but was not aware that any of them had been hit. However, when he returned to town and stepped from the car there was a hen stuck onto the handle of the right hand door, the handle having pierced her back.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edd McIntosh, at their home south of town, Friday, December 9th, an 11 1/2 pound boy.
Dr. VanNoy reports the birth of a baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Locke, near Hickory Flat, Monday afternoon.
Sheriff Harry Kelley of Texas County, who was recently injured in an auto accident, died last Friday in a Springfield hospital. His widow has been appointed to finish out the term which expires the first of January.
The cyclone which passed through this community last Saturday week did quite a bit of damage, moved Ernest Carter's house on the foundation, tore up Mose Johnson's cornfield, and blowed a barn full of hay away for Willie Allen.
Mr. Brill of Morning Sun community died at his home suddenly one evening last week.
Under the heading "Do You Know Missouri?", the Kansas City Journal Post has been running each day a description and historical sketch one county in the state. Below we give that of Wright County: Did you know that the Battle of Hartville occurred in Wright County, Mo., and that this encounter was one of the principal events of the Civil War in Missouri? The residents were divided in sentiment, at this time, and in 1862 the Unionists burned Hartville and "Lige Mack" and his followers burned the remain buildings. Did you know that the famous Macomb train robbery trial was in Wright County? Did you know that in 1880 the county was wrecked by the cyclone that did much damage throughout all of southeastern Missouri? In 1888 another tornado struck the county, and in 1885 crops were damaged by flood waters. Wright lies on the northern slope of the Ozarks. It contains 432,000 acres. The Gasconade River flows north through it. There are many good springs, and led, zinc, silver and copper have been found--some in paying quantities and some in lesser quantities. Fruit grows well here and some grain is exported. Cotton is raised in Wright, and cattle, horses and mules are shipped to outstate markets. In 1898 11,000 acres of land in Wright County was thrown open to settlement. The first settlers had arrived in 1832 and the county was organized January 29, 1841 and named for Silas Wright of New York. Hartville was made the county seat and has always remained so. When first settled, the county was referred to as the "land of honey" because so much wild honey was found.---Hester Burgess Miller
December 22, 1932:
The remaining assets of the Ryan Bank were sold at public auction here Monday afternoon and it is understood that the final dividend will be paid the depositors at an early date.
Willard Rogers and Bert Pugh arrived Sunday from Strathmore, Calif. and Mr. Rogers and Miss Mildred Hill of near Olathe, were united in marriage Monday at Ava. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and Mr. and Mrs. Pugh spent Monday night with Mr. Rogers' sister, Mrs. Ernest Miller, near Norwood and the two couples left Tuesday morning for their California home, Mr. Pugh coming for the purpose of getting his bride whom he married only a few weeks ago while visiting here. She is a sister of Mrs. Rogers.
Elmer Raney suffered painful and serious injury to his hand and forearm Tuesday evening of last week when he slipped and fell while carrying a five gallon jar in one hand and a lard can in the other. The accident happened at the home of his father-in-law, T. R. Richardson, east of town. Mr. Raney was bringing the jar and can in from his car and the fall occurred when he stepped upon an icy place where a rain barrel had been setting at the corner of the house. The barrel had been removed that day to be used in butchering hogs. The jar was broken and in some manner nearly all the flesh was cut from the inside of Mr. Raney's hand by a piece of the broken stoneware. Dr. VanNoy had to take 3 stitches on the inside and two on the back of the injured hand.
December 29, 1932:
The many friends of Ray Scarborough will be glad to know that he has sufficiently recovered to leave the hospital and return to his home in Jefferson City.
Mrs. Roy Burnett presented Roy with his Christmas gift just a little ahead of time--a fine baby girl born at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Mozley, December 23. Mother and baby are doing nicely and Roy steps high and has a broad smile on his face.
Johnny Oetting and May Buckles were married last sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Miller are the proud parents of a baby girl born Dec. 6.
The baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Med Towe passed away Dec. 13 of pneumonia.
Mrs. L. W. Brown
spent a few days last week with her sister, Mrs. Lucy Brown, in Mountain
Grove. They have a new baby boy at their home, born Dec. 21.