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
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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
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
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
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