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Missouri ancestors and surnames Missouri became a state on Aug. 10, 1821. It had been part of a larger territory and parts of it were still known as Missouri Country until 1854

Charlotte's Corner

Charlotte M. Maness has shared her "Pearls" (extracts from Missouri newspapers) on the ROOTS-L Mailing List. With her permission, they are being placed online on USA Genealogy for all researchers to use and enjoy freely. Please note that these extracts are the property of Charlotte and may not be redistributed, sold or published elsewhere without her written permission.

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DE SOTO WEEKLY FACTS De Soto, Jefferson, Missouri

9 JULY 1896
Suddenly Called Away. - The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. STONE were shocked to hear of the death of their son Rollin from brain conjestive yesterday afternoon, and the hearts of all go out in tender sympathy to them in this sudden and sad bereavement. Rollin was a bright active boy of very affctionate disposition and his sudden death has stricken his loving parents brothers and sisters with deepest grief. He had been under treatment for a month or two for headache of which he complained from time to time, and on yesterday morning he was suffering from an attack of rather more severe character than beore, yet it was not thought to be anything serious. After dinner he layed down on the bed and a few minutes later was found there unconscious. Drs. HIGGINBOTHAM and JAMES were at once sent for, but nothing could be done for the little sufferer. He passed away about three o'clock. The funeral will take place Friday (tomorrow,) likely from the home of his parents.

9 JULY 1896
Shot His Wife and Then Himself - George DAVIDSON, an aged citizen of St. Louis, made a murderous attack with a revolver on his wife, with whom he had lived 37 years, and then committed suicide by shooting. Insanity, superinduced by liquor, is believed to have been the cause. Mrs. DAVIDSON may recover.

Fatal Fight Between Farm Hands - Three miles west, of Ardeola, in the northern part of Stoddard county, George COSSABOONE was knocked in the head with a pitchfork by Henry BANKS. Both were farm hands.

A Tornado Victim - Jacob CANMAN, aged 85, died in St. Louis from injuries recieved in the tornado. He located in St. Louis in 1836, and established the first distillery operated in the city.

Fooled With the Wrong Girl - Spencer TALBOT was fatally stabbed in St. Joseph by Rose WILSON because he placed a firecracker under her chair as she sat at home reading a book.

Courted Through The Mail - L.F. FORESTER, Norfolk, Mass., and Nelia RICHARDSON, of Macon county, met the first and married at Macon. They courted by mail.

Her Husband Owned Steamboats - Matilda KINNEY, widow of the late Capt. Joseph KINNEY, well known as owner of steamboats on the Missouri, died at Old Franklin, aged 60.

23 JULY 1896
Died--at the home of his parents on North 2nd St. July 15, George Raymond, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. ATKINSON, aged 5 months and 15 days.

Mr. Wm. ALEXANDER, an old resident of this city, died of consumption on last Saturday. He was buried in the family burying grounds west of Victoria on Monday afternoon.

Mr. MUNROE's--the Jeffeson County Bank--was closed Wednesday on account of the death and burial of the infant son of Mr. MUNRO, who was killed Tuesday afternoon by falling from its baby carriage.

On Tuesday evening the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. O.M. MUNROE were shocked to hear of the sad and pathetic accident which caused the death of their youngest child, John Edward, six months of age. It seems from the information obtained from parties who have visited the afflicted family, that Mrs. MUNROE, left the little boy in the baby buggy whilst she went up stairs to attend some household duties. The buggy was on the porch at the time and the servant who had it in charge with its precious load left a few moments to attend to some duties inside. Whilst gone the little fellow must have raised himself up and, falling from the buggy upon the floor struck upon the side of its head breaking its neck. Mrs. MUNORE is terribly prostrated by the awful blow and the sincere sympathy of the mothers of our city go out to her in this sad hour. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Catholic Church.

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