These are all clippings from a book collected by Bertha Lee (Clark) Roads. If any dates are listed, they are dates that are hand-written on the article. Newspaper is unknown on a majority of the clippings. This material graciously provided by Diane Younker (dianey((a))linkline.com).
Note: The current web coordinator believes that the titles may not always be those that were in the newspaper. Why would the obituary be shown with the woman's maiden name is she was married or a widow at the time of her death? The alphabetical listing at the right is shown with maiden names in italics with the surname being the married name. The titles may have been the way that the compiler had the person listed in their genealogy data.
Obituaries were often published with no date of death or burial in the article. If either are known for an entry below, please notify the Sullivan County coordinator of the information and the source.
--Died--Mary A., wife of Elihu Frazier, Sr., at 5:26 a.m. Monday, April 30th, 1894, aged 63 years, 8 months and 17 days. A song and prayer service was held at the house on Tuesday, at 12:30 p.m. and the funeral services were held at William's cemetery at 2 p.m.
--Died, at her residence in this city, at half past five o'clock on April 30, 1894, of dropsy of the head. Mary A. Frazier, wife of Elihu E. Frazier, Sr.
Mrs. Frazier, whose maiden name was Morelock, was born in Tennessee on July 10, 1831, being 63 years, 9 months, and 20 days. She was first married to Robert Williams, and to this union were born seven children, five of whom with their father preceeded her to the spirit land. Three children remain to mourn the loss of a mother. Ed. And E. A. Williams and Mary Tate, wife of James Tate, living south of this city.
The subject of this sketch became a member of the Christian church about twenty-one years ago, to which faith she lived faithful to the end. The funeral was conducted by the writer from the residence to the cemetery, south of this city, known as Williams cemetery. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the community.
Saturday afternoon about 3 o'clock Gus May met with an accident, which resulted in his death a few hours afterward. He was at work with one of the circle saws when a small piece of timber was thrown by force of the saw and struck him in the lower bowels and stomach. It did not break the skin and only made a slight discoloration. He seemed to suffer greatly and he was taken home at once and a doctor called and made an examination, but it was a difficult case to diagnose and the full import of the injury was not comprehended until a short time before he died which was about 8:30 Saturday evening.
Samuel Augustus May was a hard working, industrious man, and was respected by all who knew him. He was at one time a member of the Odd Fellows, and had let his dues lapse, but that fraternal organization conducted the funeral services.
S.A. May was born September 20, 1858, and died March 16, 1895. On Feb. 12, 1880, he was married to Miss Elizabeth McClaskey, and to the union 8 children were born; 7 of which are living, ranging in age from 4 months to 12 years. Elder Pollard conducted the funeral at Sullivan 1st Church, Monday afternoon, after which the remains were interred at the Shatto cemetery. The wife and children have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.
Mrs. Virginia May died July 10, 1900, at her home six miles northeast of Humphreys. Virginia Young was born November 16, 1828, in West Virginia, where she grew to womanhood and was married to Fountain May 1849. To this union was born eight children, the first died in infancy, Jacob and John, twins, and James May, all prosperous farmers of Sullivan County. Augustus May, who met his death by accident in a factory in Milan where he was laboring to support a loving wife and affectionate children; Emily C. May, a dutiful daughter who gave up this world's pleasures and youthful companions and devoted her life to her mother during the 38 years of widowhood. In 1862 her father left wife and children and pleasures of home for love of country and joined the 28th Mo. Infantry and was taken prisoner in the first day's fight on Shiloh's blood field, and died in the Macon Georgia prison September 5, 1862. Since then (Sis as everybody calls her) has been the ever faithful, never murmuring, always willing child; Cornealia Anderson whose whereabouts are not known at present writing, and William G. May, of Kansas, who did not get here until death had claimed its own.
Mrs. May died with that dread disease jaundice. Everything was done that medicine and loving hands, could do, but God said “come unto me and I will give you rest.” Mrs. May professed religion about 30 years ago at the old Wilhite school house on a puncheon seat with four legs in it and that was a good kind for she has lived so that the world could see that the bible is true, “By their works ye shall know them”.
She was surrounded by her children and grand children and one sister Mrs. Thomas Dunlap, who lives near Milan, and a host of sorrowing friends to see the last light go out on earth to light in heaven.
The funeral was preached at the house by Rev. J.S. Todd, of Galt. The remains was followed by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, and laid to rest in the Glaze grave yard to wait the resurrection morn.
“Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, From which none ever wakes to weep.” M.E. Henly.
John May, of Osgood, born Sept. 10, 1850, died June 20, 1926 at the age of 75 years, 9 months and 10 days. He was married when young to Miss Olive Wilhite. To this union were born eight children, namely, Lola Williams, Lester May, Hattie Johnson, Alda Clark, Ethie Moberly, Austin May, Orvie May, 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He had been sick quite a while and often talked of dying, but was satisfied and ready to go, yet he realized the breaking of home ties. The funeral was held at the Camp Ground Church, talk by Rev. Stokesburry, of the Osgood neighborhood. Burial at the Camp Ground cemetery. The flowers were beautiful and in abundance.
Mrs. Kittie Dobbins Moberly, widow of George T. Moberly, died at 9:55 this morning at her home in Humphreys where she had made her home for more than 50 years. She was 81 years old.
Mrs. Moberly, who before her marriage was Miss Kittie Dobbins, was born at Lindley June 27, 1855. She was married to George T. Moberly Oct. 3, 1877, and they continued to live in Sullivan county, moving to Humphreys in 1882 where Mr. Moberly for years was engaged in the mercantile business and later the banking business. He died July 27, 1922, and since that time Mrs. Moberly and her son, Cliff, have lived at the old home place. She was a member of the Christian Church.
The survivors include four sons, Cliff at home, Victor of St. Louis, Marry of Roswell, NM, and Fred of Colorado Springs, Colo. One brother, George Dobbins of Arkansas and eight grandchildren also survive. One son, Rothwell, died in 1882, and Merrill, another son, died in 1929.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed, awaiting the arrival of the three sons.
Mrs. Elizabeth Pickett, widow of Hiram Pickett, died at 8:45 Monday night at the home of Mr. And Mrs. C. C. Harding in Humphreys. She had been an invalid for several years. Last June she fell and suffered a broken hip, and since then has been confined to her bed. She was 89 years old.
Mrs. Elizabeth Glaze Pickett was born in Sullivan county Sept. 2, 1847. She was married to Hiram Pickett April 11, 1875, and they moved to a farm, where they continued to live until his death March 26, 1932. One child was born to them but it died in infancy.
The survivors include one brother, John Glaze of Humphreys, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Alkire of Seattle, Wash.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the C. C. Harding home, conducted by the Rev. O. O. Hunsaker of near Galt, a Christian minister. Burial will be at the Humphreys cemetery.
Catherine M. Yambert, daughter of Samuel and Margaret Yambert, was born near Marion, Iowa, July 24, 1850, and departed this life November 2, 1939, at the age of 89 years, three months and nine days.
She moved to Ohio with her parents when a small child and was married to Alex Musgrave December 9, 1869. To this union eight children were born, five of whom survive, namely: Mrs. H. W. Nichols of Nampa, Idaho; O. E. of Milan; T. C. of Jamestown, North Dakota; W. Y. of Nash, Texas, and R. H. of Newtown, MO. H. S. and J. D. passed away in 1919 and W. S. in 1937.
The deceased with her husband moved to Missouri in 1873 and for the past 36 years has lived in and near Newtown. Her companion passed away January 17, 1927.
She united with the Christian church a number of years ago and lived a faithful member during the balance of her life. She was also a member of the O.E.S. the past 30 years. She was a true wife and devoted mother, and was loved by all for her quiet and peaceful Christian life. She leaves 24 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Grandma, as she was familiarly called by all, was a grand woman true and kind, and live a long and useful life., and gone on to her reward, leaving the memory of a life that should be a beacon light to all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to follow in her foot steps.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church at Newtown at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 5th. Burial in Newtown cemetery.
Simon Edward Eaton was born May 6, 1885, near Little Rock, Ark. He departed this life July 23, 1938, in a hospital in St. Joseph, Mo. He was the son of Jake and Martha Ralls Eaton. His parents died when he was a very small child.
Uncle Jim Eaton went down to their childhood home, bringing the three small children home with him. He made his home with Josh and Jude Martin in Mercer and Grundy counties.
Edward Eaton was married to Ida Gibson, and four children were born to this home, namely: Edna Snapp, Harris, Mo.; Alva Eaton of St. Joseph, Mo.; Lloyd Eaton of Kansas city, Mo., and Estel Eaton of Stewartsville, Mo. He also leaves one brother, Robert Eaton of Evanston, Indiana. One brother, Henry Eaton, preceded him in death. He is survived by five grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends.
He united with the Christian church at Half Rock in early life, later changing his membership to the Methodist church in Humphreys. Of late years, he practiced nursing in Sullivan, Mercer, Grundy and Putnam counties.
Funeral services for William Mathew Lake, who died at his home in Humphreys Tuesday, were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Christian church in Humphreys. The Rev. O. O. Hunsaker of near Galt, a Christian minister, preached the sermon. A large number of relatives and friends were present from Kansas City, Brookfield, Browning, Trenton, Osgood, Galt, Dunlap and Des Moines.
The pallbearers included A. N. May, J. O. Crawford, E. G. Thrasher, T. A. Street, Lyle Ingraham and Enest Moberly. Burial was at the Humphreys cemetery.
Mr. Lake was born in Illinois in 1859 and came to Missouri in 1884. He was married to Miss Rosa Lewis Dec. 13, 1891. The survivors besides his wife, include two sons, W. R. and Richard Lake, one sister and one grandson.
F. W. Ingraham of Kansas city, who was injured Sunday night in what was believed at the time to be a train accident, died at 8:30 Monday night at the General Hospital. He was 58 years old.
E. E. Ingraham of north of Laredo, a brother, went to Kansas City Monday. While there he gathered information that indicated Mr. Ingraham had been slugged and robbed as it was know that he had at least $20 in his billfold Sunday morning. His skull was also fractured and bruises were found on his body. After being slugged, it was believed he was placed on the railroad track.
Mr. Ingraham was formerly engaged in farming in Grundy and Sullivan counties. Later he was engaged in the grocery, feed and coal business in Humphreys, being there about 10 years. He had been living in Kansas City the past 12 years, where he was engaged in the grocery business and later operated a hustler truck, it was said. The past several months, he has been in WPA work.
Raymond O. Gray died at his home in Osgood Thursday morning after a lingering illness. He was 51 years old.
Mr. Gray was born on June 20, 1891, in Sullivan county, a son a Elijah and Arminta Dickerson Gray. He married Ethel Cutsinger of Osgood who survives.
He formerly lived in Galt where he was employed as section foreman on the Milwaukee railroad.
He is survived by seven children, Cash Gray and Van Gray, both of Bingham Canyon, Utah, Ralph Gray and Lois Gray, both of whom live in Iowa, J. M. Gray, Raymond Gray, Jr. and Max Gray all of whom live at home, and four grandchildren.
Samuel L. White was born April 1, 1859, on the farm now owned and occupied by Mrs. Ceacy Johnson northeast of Osgood about three miles. He grew to manhood in Sullivan county, was educated in the rural schools and in the Humphreys college and taught school for a number of years. He was united in marriage to Miss Jane McCully in 1889; and to this union were born eight children, six girls and two boys all of whom, and the mother, are still living, some in Missouri and some in Kansas.
Early in life Sam obeyed the gospel and became a devoted Christian, and spent many years preaching the goods news of salvation from sin.
In 1908 the family moved to Stephens county, Kansas, where they were engaged in farming until Sam's health became so impaired that he could no longer work. At the last election in Kansas, he was elected to the office of circuit clerk of Stephens county, which position he still held at the time of his death, with his home in Hugoton, the county seat of said county. He returned to Missouri early this summer to visit relatives and friends; but soon became so feeble that he was compelled to seek relief in bed at the home of his oldest daughter, Mrs. Clyde Hatcher and family, where he received the best of care and attention it is possible for mortals to bestow on those needing assistance.
His early career ended on the 28th day of August 1918, at the age of 59 years, 4 months and 27 days. The funeral was conducted by Elder O. O. Hunsaker at the Camp Ground Church where a splendid and most appropriate discourse was given to a large, sad a sorrowing audience of relatives and friends. Sam is the second of five brothers and one sister to pass over the river, his oldest brother, John White, having died in California about four years ago. He entire family, wife, children and grandchildren were all present to bid him the last farewell on earth.
J. E. White, a brother at Alva, Oklahoma could not attend because of sickness in his family. The other two brothers, W. H. White of Keokuk, Iowa, T. A. White of Galt, and Sarah J. Nichols of Humphreys were present at the funeral.
Sam now sleeps in the old Camp Ground cemetery beside his departed father and mother, Andrew J. and Rebecca White, waiting the sound of the voice of the Archangel and the heavenly trumpet, that shall call to the grave to give up its dead.
Mrs. Matilda Trask of Humphreys, widow of A. B. Trask, died at 7:15 Wednesday evening at the home of her son, Albert Trask, of Humphreys. Mrs. Trask, who was 69 years old, had been in failing health for the past six months.
She was married to A. B. Trask May 2, 1890. They lived in Humphreys for 44 years where Mr. Trask served as a rural route mail carrier out of Humphreys for several years. Mr. Trask died Sept. 14, 1921. Mrs. Trask was a member of the Christian church and was always active in the church work there until her health failed.
The survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Murphy of Humphreys; six sons, Albert and Archie of Humphreys, John of Galt, Charles of Marquette, Ia., Latheal of Washington, Ia., and Chancey of Memphis, Mo.: four sisters, Mrs. Martha Marlen and Mrs. Elizabeth Wright of Glasco, Kan., Mrs. Lavina Conover of Coolidge, Kan., and Mrs. Jessie Rice of Strasburg, Colo., and two brothers, Archibald Barnes of Hobart, Okla., and Ed T. Barnes of Okeen, Okla.
Francis Richard Browning of Humphreys died unexpectedly at 6:30 Saturday evening at his home there of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past year, although he was up and around the home that day. He was 60 years old.
Mr. Browning was a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. D. G. Browning and had lived in Humphreys all his life. He was engaged in the blacksmithing and wood work business there, taking over the business after the death of his father, who was also a blacksmith by trade.
Mr. Browning was married to Miss Sinia Williams of Reger, May 13, 1908. She preceded him in death two years ago. He was a member of the Methodist church and a social member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Humphreys.
The survivors include two sons, Brack and Orville Browning, of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Delbert Graming of Humphreys: two brothers, J. A. Browning of Gilman City, and J. D. Browning of Minnesota; one adopted sister, Mrs. Ella Frazier of Green City.
Martha Doty, daughter of Frazy and Martha Doty was born in Dark County, Ohio, March 18th, 1837 and passed this life Dec. 25th, 1928 age 91 years, 9 months and 7 days.
Sept. 15, 1863 she was married to W. C. King, to this union was born five children. One precede her in death, those who survive to mourn are Mrs. Joe Dennis and J. R. Kind of Galt, Mrs. Jennie Metcalf and Joe W. King of Trenton.
She was one of a family of thirteen children of which only one survives, Mrs. Susan Cox of Pittsburgh Pa.
In the Spring of 1868 she and her husband came to Grundy County and settled near Lindley, where they lived and reared a family. They were one of the pioneer families of Grundy County. About twelve years ago they moved to Galt where they made their home until the death of her companion, after which she made her home with her children; was at the home of Mrs. Dennis when the end came.
The funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Overman were held at 2:30 p.m. yesterday at the Christian church in Galt, conducted by O. O. Hunsaker, a Christian minister of north of Galt. Music was furnished by the double mixed quartet, and Mrs. E. T. Proctor sang a solo. Burial at the Lindley cemetery.
Mrs. Overman was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Dobbins, deceased pioneer citizens of Lindley, and she was born at that place March 13, 1846. She was married to John W. Overman January 18, 1866. Mr. Overman died July 18, 1887.
In October 1894, Mrs. Overman, with her two daughters, now Mrs. J. F. Morris and Mrs. F. C. Collins, moved from Lindley to Galt, where she continued to make her home until in August 1928, when J. F. Morris and family moved to Liberty and then to Richmond and Mrs. Overman went to make her home with them. One year and half ago, she fell and dislocated her hip, and had been confined to her bed since that time and gradually her health failed her.
Relatives and friends outside of Galt who were present at the funeral services included Mr. And Mrs. F. C. Collins, Denver, Colo., Mr. And Mrs. J. F. Morris and three children, Misses Frances and Helen and Richard Morris, Mr. And Mrs. Earl Griffith and children, Mr. And Mrs. Meurl Christian, Trenton, Mr. And Mrs. John Rogers, Milan, Mr. And Mrs. E. J. Robertson, Mr. And Mrs. L. V. Woods, Laredo, Mrs. C. A. Lederer, Brighton, Colo, Mr. And Mrs. Lewis Limes, Dunlap, Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Dobbins, Mr. And Mrs. Stephen Hill and family and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dobbins, near Laredo.
George W. Shipley, uncle “Wash”, as Mr. Shipley was familiarly known, died at his home, southwest of Humphreys, Thursday afternoon following an attack of heart trouble of short duration. He was 83 years, 2 months and 18 days of age at the time of his death.
Mr. Shipley was one of the pioneer settlers of Sullivan county. He grew to manhood on the farm where he passed away. He was a civil war veteran, serving in the Missouri Calvary Co. C. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, which he united with in early life. He was a Christian with a lovable disposition, an agreeable neighbor and a highly respected citizen, whomever; one enjoyed to meet.
He was united in marriage to Miss Marilla Grim, September 17, 1865. Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons, W. C. Shipley, Laredo, and I. M. Shipley, Humphreys: four daughters, Mrs. M. E. Doolin and Mrs. W. B. Logston, Laredo; Misses Minnie and Cora of the home. He also has one sister, Mrs. Martha Ann Savage, Kansas City and a brother, I. F. Shipley, Cheptopa, Kansas.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Lindley church conducted by the Rev. W. A. Pollack, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Unionville. Burial in the Lindley cemetery.
William Henry Heiflion was born in Bullett county, Kentucky, August 7, 1841, and died at his home in Humphreys, Missouri Feb. 3, 1926 at the advanced age of 83 years, 5 months and 26 days.
When a very young man he came to Missouri, where he settled on a farm near Wintersville, where he was married to Catherine Higgins on Dec. 27, 1858, who with three children, three of the four children born to them, preceded him in death. The one survivor of this family, Mrs. J. C. DeWitt of Kirksville, Missouri, was present at the time of his death.
On August 15, 1911 he was married to Mrs. Hattie Brick of Humphreys, who after more than 14 years of pleasant companionship survives him. He also leaves four grandchildren, Mrs. Winnie Cowles, now of Seattle, Wash., Meryl, Richard and Dale Dewitt of Kirksville, and ten great-grandchildren.
In the early days of the Civil War he enlisted in the Union and served faithfully until the conclusion of the war. With his family he moved to Humphreys within a few years after the town was platted and with perhaps one exception spent more years of his life here than any other of its inhabitants.
He represented a type of citizenship that is rapidly passing. With his ax and the crude implements of his early days he changed the forest into a field, braving dangers, difficulties and privations incidents to the pioneer life thereby forming habits of industry, frugality and energy, no so often found in these born to more of the comforts of luxuries of life.
The funeral was conducted from the home Thursday afternoon by Rev. James E. Todd of Trenton and was attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. He was a good husband and a kind and indulgent father, and will be greatly missed by every one who knew him and loved him.
Miss Emily May, age 87, died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Chillicothe after a lingering illness. She was better known at Humphreys, Osgood and vicinity as “Aunt Sis” by her relatives there. The funeral services will be at the Norman Funeral Home in Chillicothe, probably some time Tuesday, with burial near Chillicothe. Miss May is survived by one brother, James S. May, or near Humphreys and a sister, Mrs. Neal Anderson, of Chillicothe, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Rosa Louise Brassfield died Sunday afternoon at her home in Galt after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at the Payne Funeral Home in Galt Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Burial will be in the Southeast cemetery.
Mrs. Brassfield was born March 30, 1882, in Grundy county. She was the daughter of the late John O. and Mary Frances Eilliott Smith. She was married to A. B. Brassfield of Galt Aug. 18, 1900.
Funeral services for William A. Myrick, former storekeeper in Haseville, east of Laredo, were held at the Gordon Funeral Home in Chillicothe Monday morning at 10:30.
The Rev. A. D. Day, pastor of the First Baptist church conducted the services and burial was in the Edgewood cemetery.
Mr. Myrick died at his home in Chillicothe Friday afternoon. He had made his home in that city for the past 22 years, moving there from a farm near Laredo. He was in the grocery business until two years ago when his health failed.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. H. C. Pence of Chillicothe and Mrs. Harold Brotherton of Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Hulda Myers of Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Ben Johnson, Denver, Colo., two brothers Thomas B. Myrick, Kansas City, Kan., and N. E. Myrick, Ricardo, N.M. He was preceded in death by a son two years ago.
Mrs. Martha Emily Gillispie, 72 years old, died Friday morning at Council Bluffs, Ia., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. T. Golden. She had been in ill health for several years, but had been taken to her daughters home six weeks ago from Laredo.
Mrs. Gillispie was born May 18, 1870 near Muncie in Randolph county, Ind., a daughter of Anderson R. and Salina Clevenger Dudley. In 1882 the family moved to Grundy county and located near Alpha, east of Laredo. She spent the remainder of her life in that vicinity. On Dec. 25, 1889, she was married to Sherman Gillispie of Hasevile who died six years ago.
Survivors are six children: Clarence Gillispie, Kansas City; William Gillispie, Pocatello, Idaho; Everett Gillispie, St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Verna Stewart, Sioux City, Ia.; Mrs. Theodore Meeker of Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs. Golden of Council Bluffs, Ia. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Ted Goins and Mrs. Ora Lee of Laredo and Mrs. Benton Dennis of Linneus; seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. One sister, two brothers and an infant child preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Hasefille Methodist church.
The body was brought to the Robertson funeral home in Laredo Friday, and services were held at the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Burial was in the Laredo cemetery.
Pvt. Ernest Smith, who was stationed at Washington, DC died unexpectedly about midnight Sunday at the Walter Lee hospital in Washington.
He was born in May, 1913, a son of Mr. And Mrs. Robert Smith, formerly of near Galt, now of southeast of Humphreys, and was graduated from the Humphreys high school in the class of 1931. He was married to Jeanette Bradshaw Feb 16, 1942, and was inducted into the army Nov. 56, 1942.
He is survived by his parents, his wife, one brother, Charles of Unionville, and six sisters, Mrs. Lee Stottlemyre, Mrs. Jimmy West, Mrs. Frances Redder, Mrs. Herbert ?? all of Illinois. Mrs. Kenneth Morgan of Kirksville and Mrs. Pearl ?? of near Spickard.
Noel Harper, one of Humphreys´ best known young men passed at Kansas City last Thursday. His death was a shock to the entire community as it came as a flash from a clear sky. It seems unjust that a young man just entering upon the years of usefulness should be so suddenly taken, however, we are unable to control the will of the Creator.
“Curley”, as Noel was affectionately known to his many friends, was a most pleasant youngster. He was a member of the Humphreys high school and played basketball with the squad for several season. Following is high school days he led a town team from Humphreys and the boys engaged in contests at many of the surrounding towns. During the past two years or so he had been engaged in various occupations in distant parts and had been visiting relatives and friends in his home town not long ago.
Noel Forest Harper was born near Humphreys, Missouri, Jan. 12, 1903. He was the youngest son of Mr. And Mrs. A. V. Harper. He became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Humphreys when he was about seventeen years of age.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Smith Harper, and his brother, Clive Erwin Harper, both of Humphreys. His He father, Mr. A. V. Harper departed this life Feb. 4, 1918. Noel passed away Nov. 18, 1926 at Kansas City, Missouri, aged 23 years, ten months and 6 days. He was a charming young man and has many friends who feel keenly his death. He made friends easily with the man people with whom he became acquainted. His cheerful smile will always be a treasured memory to the many loved ones and friends whom he leaves to mourn his department.
The funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church, Humphreys on Sunday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. E. T. Dodson of Galt spoke from the text, “God is Love” and a large assembly was present to honor their neighbor and friend. Interment at the Humphreys cemetery north of town.
Millie A. Garrlott was born in Iowa December 13, 1866, and departed this life November 22, 1928, aged 61 years, 11 months and 9 days. She was the oldest child of John and Mary Garrlott to whom were born thirteen children, all living except three, one sister and two brothers, one dying in infancy.
Her parents moved to Missouri when she was a small infant, locating hear Half Rock, Mo. Where she grew to womanhood. She was converted at about the age of sixteen years in February 1883, and was baptized the following April into the Providence Baptist church of Half Rock.
She was united in marriage to S. W. Murray on November 19, 1885. He was not a Christian at that time, but was converted in June, 1886 and baptized into the same church in July of that year. He was ordained in the gospel ministry October 25, 1887.
To this union were born eight children, Levy II, Alva M. , Otto M., Clella E., Claude A., Maude, Wayne N. and Lena M. born in the order named. Five of the children were at Mrs. Murray's bedside when she passed away. Three, Alva in Wink, Texas, Mrs. Maude Basore of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and Wayne of Wichita, Kans. Were not present.
In addition to the survivors mentioned above, six brothers-Bode Garrlott, of Trenton, Mo., Jake of Powersville, Mo., John of Princeton, Mo., Ike of Harris, Mo., Ted of Peoquot, Minn., and W. M. of Neodesha; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Smiley of Half Rock, Mo., Mrs. Rhoda Snapp and Mrs. Sarah Snapp of Galt, Mo., and Mrs. Ida Gadberry of Powersville, Mo. Survive. There are also fourteen living grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the first Baptist church conducted by the Rev. B. E. Owens, pastor of this church, with interment in the Neodesha cemetery.
Mary B. Cothran, daughter of Wm. Cothran, was born at Memphis, Tenn, December 7, 1844, age 82 years, 5 months and 2 days, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. A. Snapp, May 9, 1928 at 5:30 a.m.
She was married to John M. Garrlott in 1862, during the war days of the clash of the north against the south for the freedom of the slaves. Mr. Garrlott being a union soldier gave four years service to this cause.
To this union were born eight sons and six daughters, namely: B. of Trenton, J. A. of Powersville; W. M. of Neodesha, Kans., John of Princeton; Isaac of Harris; Tad of Pequat, Minn.; and Dock and Thomas, deceased. Mrs. Cora Smiley, Half Rock; Mrs. Sarah and Rhoda Snapp of Galt and Lucy, deceased. She leaves only one sister, Mrs. V. Z. Shepard of Melbourne, Mo. And a large number of relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held at the Christian church at Half Rock conducted by Bro. Walker of Liberty, Mo.
Aunt Celia Constant died at her home in the west part of town Friday morning, April 18, 1913, at the age of 80 years. She had not been very well all winter, but was able to attend to her household duties. She had made some garden the day before she died.
Mary Roades, a little neighbor girl, stayed with her of nights. She was feeling badly about midnight and sent Mary after her mother and Mrs. Warrington. They called Dr. Haning but she passed soon after his arrival.
She is an old resident of Humphreys and will be greatly missed by her friends as well as her children.
She leaves three sons and two daughters, John of Humphreys, Jimmie of Chula, Fred of Ewing, Mesdames Major Philips of Chula and Lucinda Johnson of Independence, Kansas. She had two sons and one daughter dead. Her son Sherman and daughter, Ella fields died in the last year. Her husband, Wm. Constant, preceded her 13 years ago in February.
Her children were all at the funeral except Mrs. Johnson who would have come but there was a mistake in the message. She came Sunday after the funeral at the M E church, of which she was a member, Saturday at 2:30, burial at the Humphreys cemetery.
She was married to William George January 13th, 1884, to this union four children were born. Theo Griffith deceased, Grace Warren of Grady, New Mexico, Myra Bohannan of Clovis, New Mexico and Herbert George of Sheridan, Wyoming. Mr. George died in the year of 1912.
She was married to Joseph Callihan in 1914, he departed this life in 1923.
The funeral service was held Friday, May 25th at 3:00 o'clock at the Galt Baptist church, conducted by Bro. Riddle, after which she was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Annie Callihan died at her home in Galt May 23rd, 1928 at the age of 67 years and 1 day.
Mrs. Callihan had been sick since in November with complicated disease. During all her illness she never complained always cheerful to the end. And greeting her many friends with a smile as they came to see her. She united with the Baptist church at North Union at the age of 16 years later moving her membership to Galt where she was ever ready to do what she could to help her master. Now she is gone and our hearts are made sad, but in our memory the influence of her beautiful life and Christian character will always be an inspiration to those with whom she mingled. She was a generous to a fault, always a sympathizing loving mother. Her quiet earnest life and her sunny disposition will be a lasting benediction to her children and many friends.
Mrs. Sarah German of Milan passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Dell, Monday night at 8 o'clock. She formerly lived in Galt. Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Lida Norvell, preceded her in death several years ago.
She was more than 80 years of age. She was an orphan child before her marriage and was raised by Mrs. Martha Ranes of Humphreys, who is a survivor. The funeral will be at 1 o'clock Wednesday at the Christian church in Galt, conducted by the Rev. R. W. Blunt.
The survivors included a daughter, Mrs. John Dell of Milan, three sons, Con German of St. Joseph, Luther German of Omaha and Rome German of Milan. There are 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
She is a sister-in-law of James German of Galt and Mrs. Mary Anne George of Galt.
Mr. McKay passed on to the other world Aug. 19, 1915. Sarah C. Glaze, daughter of Robert N. and Kathryn Glaze was born in Sullivan County, Mo. Dec. 21, 1842 and departed this life at her home in Humphreys, Mo. And Jan. 11, 1929, aged 85 years and 22 days.
She was united to married to H. S. McKay Feb. 21, 1869.
To this union ten children were born, six sons and four daughters. Two daughters having preceded her in death.
A short funeral service was held at the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. conducted by O. O. Hunsaker, after which her remains were laid to rest at the Humphreys cemetery.
The survivors include six sons, O. D., K. A., C. A., M. Z., and G. C., all of Humphreys and A. W. of Canada and two daughters, Mrs. Maud Harding of Reger and Miss Edna McKay of the home: one brother John Glaze of Humphreys and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Pickett of Humphreys and Mrs. Emma Aikire of Davenport, Wash., thirteen grand-children and three great grandchildren and many relatives and friends are left to mourn her going.
Nova J. Spickard, the little son of John and Oneta Spickard was drowned Monday evening about 4 o'clock p.m. on their farm near Walnut, Ks. Nova was 6 years and 9 months old at the time of his death. Mrs. Spickard before her marriage was Oneta Mageehon, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Amos Mageehon of Galt. Besides his parents Nove leaves two sisters younger than himself, his grand-parents and his great grand-parents, Mr. And Mrs. C. C. McCall of Galt and a host of other relatives in this vicinity.
The drowning was accidental as his sisters and himself and a neighbor boy near his own age were playing with a coaster wagon, near a branch, running through the Spickard farm, the boy either coasted over or in some way slipped into the water, as the wagon was found in the water near the body.
Mrs. Spickard heard the cries of the children and when told Nove was in the water she sprang in after him, but could not get her son on account of the depth of the water. In the meantime the neighbor boy had gone for Mr. Spickard, who was working nearby. As quickly as possible Mr. Spickard got his son out of the water but it was too late to save him.
The body was brought to Galt Tuesday evening and taken to the home of his grand-parents, Mr. And Mrs. Mageehon's of west of town.
The funeral services were held at the Christian church, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. R. W. Blunt, in the presence of a crowded church of sorrowing relatives and friends. Burial was in the Galt I.O.O.F. cemetery.
James Henry Peters, son of Silas and Anna Peters was born January 27, 1850 and died August 4th, 1928 age 78 years, 6 months and 7 days.
He was united in marriage to Sally Doolin, daughter of Shelton and Hattie Doolin, April 30, 1867. To this union, which lasted over a period of more than sixty one years, was born seven children, four of them, Gertie and Albert Peters, Maggie (Strong) and Mrs. Emsey Buckner precede him in death. The living are Lafe Peters of Harris, Mo., Mrs. Ila Scott of Ottumwa, Ia., and Miss Inez of the home.
Besides these children he leaves his faithful wife, seventeen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, seven brothers, four sisters and a host of other near relatives and friends who mourn his loss.
Uncle Henry, as most everyone called him, as an old soldier, serving his country during the Civil War.
The funeral services were conducted at Camp Ground Aug. 6th at 2 p.m. by Rev. R. W. Blunt. His aged companion was too poorly to attend the services.
Nove L. Mantlo, son of Mr. And Mrs. William W. Mantlo was born in Sullivan Co., Missouri near Half Rock august 8th, 1876 and passed this life at the Smith-Graham Hospital in Kirksville, Mo., October 23, 1929. K Age 53 years 2 mo. and 15 days.< October 25th 1908 he was married to Miss Hattie M. Chufiey. To this union were born three children.
His parents, three brothers, and four sisters preceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Ferrel A., victor L. and Delorise Lorraine. His brothers and sisters living are James of Princeton, Thomas of Humphreys and Jeff of Galt and two sisters.
Mr. Mantlo was a barber by trade and had barber shops in several towns before locating in Humphreys, which he operated until his health failed, and his daughter, Ferrel, stepped in and is keeping the shop going.
Funeral was conducted from the M. E. Church at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. G. W. Ridley assisted by Rev. Adams of Humphreys and interment was in the Humphreys cemetery.
Miss Courtney Donoho of Humphreys died at 4 o'clock this morning at her home at that place, following an illness that has extended over a period of two years since last February. she had gradually failed in health from the date of her illness, but her condition became worse several days ago, and she sunk rapidly until the end came. She was 37 years old last October.
Miss Donoho was a daughter of G. M. Donoho of south of Humphreys, where she made her home until hear six years ago, when she and sister, Miss Garnett Donoho moved to Humphreys to take charge as operators of the switchboard for the Humphreys Telephone Co. On account of failing health of Miss Courtney, they had to give up the work at the switchboard but she and sister continued to live in Humphreys. She was a member of the North Bethel Baptist church in the community of Humphreys. She was a member of the Daughters of Rebekah lodge at the same town.
The survivors include father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Donoho,south of Humphreys; four sisters, Mrs. Dan Bruce, Eden, Idaho; Mrs. Emory Black, near Humphreys; Mrs. Claudia Fitzpatrick, Trenton; Miss Garnett Donoho, Humphreys; two brothers, Barzilla Donoho, Trenton; Bruce Donoho, near Laredo; four half-brothers and two half-sisters, Rayburn, James, Gerald and Kenneth Donoho, Alene and Eunice Donoho, all of the home address.
The funeral services will be held at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home of the deceased in Humphreys, conducted by the Rev. Edwin Riddle, a Baptist minister of Trenton. Burial will be at the Lindley cemetery.
Mrs. Claudia Fitzpatrick, wife of Ray Fitzpatrick, died Thursday afternoon at her home on Harris Avenue, following a lingering illness with tuberculosis. Her condition has been critical the past two weeks.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning at the M. E. Church in Lindley, Mo. Conducted by the Rev. W. A. Pollock. Burial will be in the Lindley cemetery.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. G. Milford, and was born south of Humphreys. She was 32 years old and besides her husband is survived by three children, Opal, Helen and Paul, of the home. She also leaves three sisters and two brothers including Mrs. Dan Bruce, Eden, Idaho: Mrs. Emery Black and Miss Garnet Donoho, Humphreys: Bruce Donoho of south of Lindley, and Barvillal, Trenton.
Four half brothers and two half sisters also survive, including Rayburn James, John, Kenneth, ??, and Emery Donoho. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Rachel Ann Jacobs, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Alfred Jacobs was born in Indiana, January 12th, 1841, moved to Missouri with her parents when seven years of age. Departed this life September 15th, 1928, aged 87 years, 3 mo. and 3 days.
She was united in marriage to Wm. Callihan, Oct. 18th 1863, who preceded her in death 10 years ago.
To this union nine children were born, three of whom died in infancy. Those surviving her are: P. C. Callihan of Green City, Mo., J. M. Callihan of Milan, Mo., A. J. Callihan of Milan Mo., Mrs. B. O. Carver of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. C. F. Scott of Osgood, Mo., and C. S. Callihan of Green Castle, Mo. Two step children, J. C. Callihan of Fogen, Okla., and Mrs. Robt Willes of Galt, 24 grand-children, 24 great-grandchildren, one brother, James Jacobs of Browning, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at Camp Ground church, Sunday Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. by Rev. R. W. Blunt, and the body entered in the cemetery there.
Despondent over ill health and his inability to obtain work, John R. Metcalf, 57 years of age, former resident of Galt, but more recently of Trenton, shot himself with a pistol early Friday morning at his home in Trenton. He just had arisen for the day, his wife was in the kitchen preparing breakfast with the suicide occurred.
John R. Metcalf was born on March 10, 1868, in Rock Island county, Ill., moving with his parents to Missouri when he was only a few years of age. He grew up to manhood at Galt, and was married to Miss Jennie King, of Galt, on Dec. 8th, 1887.
Mr. Metcalf was in business in Galt for a number of years, moving from here to Trenton a number of years ago and later moved to Atchison, Kans., and only recently moved back to Trenton.
Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, Claude Metcalf, of Council Grove, Kans., and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Whitworth, of Union, Nebr., three grand children and a sister, Mrs. C. E. Banta of Dunlap. John and Joe Kind and Mrs. Joseph Dennis, of Galt, are brothers and sister to Mrs. Metcalf.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in Trenton, and the body was brought directly to Galt, where burial was made in the family lot in Old Galt Cemetery.
Mrs. J. J. Hamilton, 700 East Tenth Street, has returned from Minneapolis, Minn., where she attended funeral services for her brother, John J. Fertig, who choked to death over a piece of steak which became lodged in his windpipe.
Mr. Fertig died Wednesday of last week at the age of 43, and was buried last Saturday at Minneapolis. He was born at Humphreys on March 30, 1884, a son of Mr. And Mrs. F. M. Fertig and married Miss Flake Jackson, also of Humphreys. To this union three children were born. They are Maxine, Fauna and Irwin. Besides Mrs. Hamilton, Mr. Fertig is also survived by Mrs. Charles Jacobs of Peru, Iowa, and Mrs. J. D. Browning of Stratford, S.D., sisters.
Funeral services for Silas Oren were held this afternoon at Pleasant Hill church, north of Laredo and the body laid to rest by the side of his wife who died 19 years ago.
The deceased was a brother-in-law of Frank McGriff of east of Trenton and Mrs. James Searcy of east of Laredo and was well known throughout Grundy and Sullivan counties, where he numbered his friends by his acquaintances. He was kind, generous, industrious, a good neighbor and a friend to all.
Mr. Oren died at his home in Chillicothe Tuesday.
He was born Jan. 31, 1845 in Randolph Co., Ind. His wife was Miss Rutha McGriff. In 1874 they moved to Missouri. He was a Civil War veteran and a member of the G.A.R. and was for years postmaster at Lindley. Moved from that place to Chillicothe in 1902. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Reeder and a son Ver Oren both of Chillicothe, also 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. I. W. Overman, whose illness has been noted to these columns for the past two weeks died at her home in the west part of town last Thursday evening. Mrs. Overman had been in poor health for a number of years and in her weakened physical condition was unable to continue longer in the battle against pneumonia which was the ultimate cause of her death. She was taken seriously ill about two weeks ago and her children immediately sent for and were all present at the time of her death except a son, Clyde, who was unable to be present. All that kind hands and loving hears could do was done for her but the grim reaper was not be denied.
Elizabeth Yates was born February 25th, 1847 in Grundy county, near Alpha, Mo. And died in Galt, December 29th, 1921 at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 4 days. She was married to Isaac Overman, who preceded her to the grave about a year ago, Feb. 25th, 1867. To this union was born 6 children; Mrs. H. W. Crossen of Harlem, Mont., Mrs. C. C. Patterson of Canon city, Colo., James S. Overman of Cleveland, Okla., Fred L. Overman of Harlem, Mont., Clyde Overman of Stearns, Mont., and Miss Kathryn Overman of Galt, all of whom with 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild are living to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Eliza J. Boyers, an aged and respected citizen of this community died at her home in Galt Friday morning, aged past 85 years. Mrs. Boyers was one of the early settlers of the vicinity of Lindley, where she was known by almost every person as Aunt Eliza or Grandma Boyer. A few years ago Mrs. Boyers came here from Lindley with her son W. J. who had a grocery store at the home so that he could be with her in fact for the past eight years Mrs. Boyers has been confined to her bed more or less and W. J. cared for her, and he will of course miss her more than any one.
A short funeral service was held at the Boyers home one block north of the square in Galt at one o'clock conducted by Rev. E. V. Campbell pastor of the M.E. church. The remains were laid to rest in the Boyers cemetery in Lindley.
Eliza J. Boyers, whose maiden name was Hatcher was born February 21, 1840, near Scottsville, Sullivan Co., Mo.
At an early age she moved with her parents to the home place north of Lindley, where she resided until her marriage to Samuel Boyers, in 1868. To this union were born two sons, George W. and William J. and one daughter, Lucy, who died when eight years of age. George W. died in Oklahoma the first day of February of this year. At the age of 17 the deceased joined the Christian church at Lindley, of which she continued a faithful member until the end. Besides one son she leaves one sister, Mrs. Matilda Clark of Humphreys to mourn her death.
Theodore Allen was born in Baltimore, Maryland, May 27, 1834, and departed this life Dec. 18, 1913, being at the time of his death 79 years, 6 months and 21 days old. He moved with his parents from Baltimore to Ohio, and from Ohio to Illinois, moving from there to Missouri in 1866, living for forty-seven years on the farm where he died. He was married Nov. 7, 1866 to Almira Dunlap of Illinois. To this union were born five sons: W. R. Allen, who lives on a farm adjoining that of his father; G. V. Allen, who lives with his parents; J. T. Allen, who lives in Denver, Colo.; Theodore E. Allen, who lives in Spokane, Wash.; and Robert Owen Allen, who resides in Oklahoma.
Mrs. J. F. M. Brassfield died at her home in Galt Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, after a weeks sickness of complications of diseases, brought on by kidney trouble, aged 79 years, 2 months and 27 days. She had been seriously sick for several days and all the children had been summoned to her bedside, and when the end came the family were all present.
Elizabeth Johnson was born in Green county, East Tennessee, February 12, 1845. She came to Missouri with her parents in 1857 and lived on a farm north of Galt. In 1864 she was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and in 1882 united with the New Hope Baptist church in the community where she resided. In 1909 she moved her membership to the Galt Baptist church, and lived faithful to the teaching of Christ until the end, but on account of poor health of late years could not attend church services often.
January 28, 1868 she was united in marriage to J. F. M. Brassfield, and to this union nine children were born, and with the husband seven children, 25 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren survive her. The children living are: Mrs. G. C. Huston, Unionville; Mrs. E. B. Hamilton, A. B. Brassfield, Mrs. Ida F. Bailey and Mrs. Will German of Galt; Blaine Brassfield of Trenton, and Mrs. E. K. Holland of Kansas City. The two children dead are Will Brassfield and Mrs. Ella McCracken. After her marriage she and Mr. Brassfield resided on a farm three and a half miles northwest of Galt until 1894, when they moved to Galt, where they continued to reside until separated by death. She lived to celebrate her golden wedding anniversary, which was January 12, 1923. The deceased was one of the oldest citizens of the community and was respected Christian lady, was a lover of home, caring more to be with her family than to take part in the social affairs.
The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Galt Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. J. S. Davis of Kansas City, an old friend of the family, who formerly resided north of Galt, and has often preached here, and as he had always known the deceased made it easy for him to preach a good sermon because he knew she was a Christian lady. The music was furnished by a choir.
The pall bearers were six of the grandsons and were: Truman Brassfield, Ronald McCracken, Dean Hamilton, Eugene German, Coburn Huston and Basil Brassfield.
The floral offerings were may and indeed beautiful. The flower bearers were four granddaughters: Misses Evelyn Brassfield, Hildred Bailey, Altrude Huston and Maurine Hamilton.
The remains were laid to rest in the old cemetery.
Norman Henry Jaynes, son of A. A. Jaynes and Mary Jaynes, was born February 26 1880, on the old Jaynes farm 1-1/2 miles south of Osgood, Mo., where he was reared to manhood. He departed his life June 19, 1924, aged 44 years, 3 months and 23 days. He was married October 18, 1905 to Vetie Peters of Humphreys. To this union three children were born, Aldrige, Maxine and Denn, who are at home with their mother.
Samuel Clark was born in Indiana Sept. 17, 1851 and died at his home one and one-half miles northeast of old Lindley, Dec. 4, 1917, at the age of 66 years, 2 months and 17 days. He came to Missouri 55 years ago, when only a lad of 11 years.
He was married to Miss Matilda Hatcher July 28, 1873. To this happy union 12 children were born, three of whom preceded him to that unknown world from which no traveler has returned.
Those who remain, and were at his bedside when the summons came were, Mrs. A. M. Rhodes, Alva Clark, Mrs. D. J. Rhodes, Will Clark of Ft. Smith, Ark., Mrs. Eliza Batsell of St. Joseph, Mr., John Clark, Mrs. Ollie Smith, Mrs. Hallie Trask of Laredo and Chas J. (known as Bun) Clark.
There are 29 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Besides the above name he leaves on sister, Mrs. Anna Mantlo of near Lindley and two brothers, Charles Clark of Milan and Lawrence Clark of Green Castle, Mo.
Mrs. Sarah Jane Raney died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. D. McKay northeast of Humphreys, Friday, August 15.
Sarah Jane Johns was born December 6, 1844 at Verona, Boone county, Kentucky, and died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. And Mrs. O. D. McKay of Northeast of Humphreys, Friday, August 15, 1924. She was married to Melchart H. Raney, September 30, 1866 in Green county, Ind. She was the mother of eight children, all preceded her in death except three, E. H. Raney and Mrs. Flo McKay of Humphreys and Mrs. Laura Barnhard of Guthrie, Okla., twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild left to mourn her going.
Born: Lewis Co., West Virginia, November 28, 1879
Died: February 2, 1925
Married: H. Miles Peterson, May 4, 1898
Remaining: father, J. B. Peterson of Browning, Mo., grandmother, Mrs. Mary A. Hyre of Chillicothe, Mo., two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hyre of Horner, WV and Mrs. Verne Henley of Humphreys, five brothers, E. R., L. C., B. H., and A. D. Peterson, all of the Browning and W. P. Peterson of Humphreys.
Samuel A. Pratt was born in Indiana March 9th, 1853, died January 17th, 1922, aged 68 years, 10 months and 8 days. In 1853 he with his parents moved to Missouri, living since that date in Grundy and Sullivan counties. On February 22nd, 1877 (?) he and Perisa Jane Wade were united in the hold bonds of wedlock and to this union were born 7 children, 2 sons and 5 daughters, all living except Chester A. Pratt, who died March 3rd, 1912; the children living are Lora Rusk and Eva Vencill of Galt, Lena Shobe of Trenton, Carrie Cook of Maitland, Velma McKay of Reger and Floyd Pratt of Humphreys. Mr. Pratt was the 7th child of a family of 9 children, 6 sons and 3 daughters, all of them having passed to their reward except one brother, T. B. Pratt of Webb City. For 19 years he was a resident of Humphreys and his influence and presence will be missed in the church and community.
Mr. Pratt was one of the pioneer lumber merchants of North Missouri, having been engaged in this pursuit for nearly 40 years. Having started in this industry in Galt, where he served the people well for nearly 20 years and at the time of his death he had been engaged in the lumber trade in Humphreys for nearly 19 years, and it can be truthfully said that in the death of Mr. Pratt, Humphreys and community has had one of the sturdy oaks of that vicinity cut down, but his acts and his deeds are left behind and will be cherished in this community for a long time. The remains were laid to rest beside his wife in the K. P. cemetery in Galt.
Jacob Henry May, Pioneer of Sullivan County, Dies at Home West of Milan of Pneumonia.
Jacob Henry May, a highly respected citizen of the west part of the county, died at his home Saturday, March 3, 1928, aged 72 years, six month and 23 days, after a lingering illness of two months. Mr. May was stricken with the flue some two months ago, which was followed by pneumonia.
Both Mr. May and his wife were taken sick about the same time. Mrs. May passing away February 2, 1923. The death of his wife was a severe blow to Mr. May and thereafter he expressed a feeling of indifference toward his own recovery.
The deceased has long resided in Sullivan county, having lived on the farm on which he resided at the time of his death for the past twenty-five years. He was an active, industrious and strictly honest man, and was recognized by all who knew him as one of Sullivan county's best citizens.
The deceased is survived by nine children: John F., Ben E., William H., James H., Charles F., and Miss Jane May; Mrs. Mary Kelsall, Mrs. Susie Young and Mrs. Lena Ryan. Also a large number of grandchildren and other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. Earl Snyder, Monday, March 5, after which the remainds were laid to rest in the Wilhite cemetery in the prescence of a large group of sympathizing friends.
Thomas Jefferson Doolin, son of Shelton and Hettie Doolin, was born July 4th, 1850 in Pulasky Co., KY and departed this life April 16th, 1929, age 78 years, 9 months and 12 days.
He moved with his parents to Missouri in he early fifties. He was united in marriage to Anna E. Johnson, June 6th, 1877. To this union was born three children namely: Hiter Doolin of Bristow, Okla., Roscoe Doolin of Humphreys and Cenia Davis of Forth Worth, Tex. He also leaves to mourn his loss, ten grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers, namely: Sallie Peters, Ceacy Johnson, Mary E. Stokesberry and J. S. Doolin all of Osgood and Nove Doolin of Newtown, Mo.
He spent most of his life in Sullivan Co., having resided at the present home for 44 years.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church of Humphreys last Thursday afternoon conducted by Rev. G. W. Ridley of Galt. Interment was in the Humphreys cemetery.
Mrs. Martha Anna Bailey, wife of Tom Bailey of Galt, died at 7:30 p.m. yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. M. Abernathy, 1302 Kelso, Trenton, aged 78 years, 10 months and 3 days old.
Martha Anna Winters Bailey was born near the corporate limits of Galt November 8, 1850, where she grew to womanhood, and has made her home there almost continuously since. She was a member of the Methodist Protestant church at Galt for a period of 55 years. She was married to C. Tom Bailey January 6, 1874, and with exception of eight years, when they lived in Trenton, were residents of Galt.
She was the mother of eight children, five of whom are living. There are nineteen grandchildren living. Besides the widower, the survivors included four daughters, Mrs. W. G. Jones, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. O. M. Abernathy, Trenton, Mrs. J. O. Keith, Kansas City, Mrs. Carrie Cooper, Galt; two sisters, Mrs. Priscilla Bailey, Spokane, Washington, Mrs. Thomas Robinson, address not learned.
Eliza Annetta Peterson, daughter of Jessie L. and Martha A. Peterson, was born in Lewis Co., West Virginia, Feb. 3, 1856. She departed this life March 29, 1931, age 75 years, 1 month and 26 days.
She came with her parents to Missouri in April 1872. Her father located on a farm in Taylor township of Sullivan Co., where she spent most of her life.
Nov. 25, 1877, she was united in marriage to John M. Williams. To this union 11 children were born, 6 of whom with their father, preceded her in death. Those who are left to mourn her death are the surviving children. Mrs. Ethel L. Jacobs of Humphreys, Mrs. Ellen A. Carver, Floyd M. Williams, Miles. C. Williams, Jobe G. Williams, all of near Humphreys. Three sisters, Mrs. Ada Virginia Boram, Nancy O. McKee, Martha W. Fullers, all of near Humphreys, and a large number of other relatives and friends.
During the World War she gave three of her sons to the service of her country, two of whom made the supreme sacrifice. When the sad news came she said, “It is God's will. I must be resigned.”
Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday March 31. The remains were tenderly placed in the Lindley cemetery.
Sarah M. Johnson, the daughter of James and Margaret Johnson, was born in Green county, Tennessee, October 23, 1834 and died at her home in Osgood, Mo., May 3, 1931. She was 85 years, 6 months and 10 days of age.
She with her parents moved to Sullivan Co., Mo., in 1859. Her mother died when she was a small girl and Sarah had the responsibility of rearing of the family. She was united in married to Wm. H. Doolin on Dec. 31, 1863, who preceded her in death 6 years. To this union 9 children were born. Cenia, Sallie, Conrad, Ruby and Vest also preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn her passing four sons, namely: George B. of Wenatchee, Wash., Claude S. of Harris, Mo., T. J. of Kansas City, Mo., and Martin Homer, of Osgood, Mo.
Matilda Hatcher Clark, daughter of William and Margaret Hatcher, was born in Sullivan county near Lindley, Mo. January 20, 1851, and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oren Smith, near Humphreys, Mo., Dec. 30, 1933, aged 83 years, 11 months and 20 days.
She was united in marriage to Samuel Clark July 28, 1873, who proceeded her in death December 4, 1917. K To this union was born twelve children: Mrs. A. M. Roades, St. Joseph, Alva Clark, Trenton, Mrs. D. J. Roades, Humphreys, John Clark, Laredo, Mrs. C. L. Batsell, St. Joseph, William Clark, Van Buren, Arkansas, Mrs. Ollie Smith, Humphreys, Mrs. Pollie Trask, Savannah, Ill. Three of the children died in infancy and Bun Clark, age 36 years, died in June 1930.
Amon Richmond was born in Ohio September 10, 1848, and departed this life November 22, 1932 at the age of 84 years, 2 months and 12 days, from the home place near Reger.
When he was an infant, his parents moved to Indiana and at the age of 8 years moved to Missouri and to Sullivan County where he has resided practically ever since.
In 1873, he was united in marriage to Mary I. Williamson. To this union was born three sons and one daughter. Charles Henry of the home, and John Leroy of Kansas city, Mo. One son, Walter, passed away at the age of 6 years, and the daughter died in infancy.
His beloved wife went to her reward on the third day of November, 1916. He is survived by his two sons, two granddaughters, Velma Irene and Lela Evelyn Richmond, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Stimson and Mrs. Susan Shultz of Galt, Mo., and two brothers, Henry of Fresno, California and Charles of Browning, Mo.
David J. Roades, 71, died at his home in Humphreys at 9:30 Sunday night after an illness of three years.
He was born Oct. 6, 1870 in cherry Valley, NY, the son of Jesse and Elizabeth Jackson Roades, who were born in England. He came to Missouri with his parents when a youth and assisted his father in a meat market in Humphreys.
He was married Oct. 11, 1896 to Bertha Clark, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters and two sons, Mrs. Clara Vanderpool, Mrs. Mary Snapp, Harold and Gene Roades, all of California; Mrs. Dorothy Watts of Long Island, NY, and Mrs. Nellie Norvell of Kansas City. One son, Sammie, preceded him in death about 10 years ago.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, A. M. Roades of St. Joseph; and two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Constant of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Rose Townsman of Indiana.
Granville Vanderpool of near Mill Grove died Tuesday of last week. The funeral was held Wednesday and was conducted by Rev. V. F. Walker at the Pine church. Interment was in the nearby cemetery.
Granville Vanderpool was a son of Moses and Nancy Vanderpool and was born near Richmond, Mo., Dec. 17, 1842, being 82 years, 6 months and 28 days old at the time of his death. He was married to Elizabeth Barbee in 1859. To this union 8 children were born, 3 having preceded him in death. Those who were at his bedside are Lewis of Galt, W. I. Vanderpool of Mill Grove; Mrs. I. A. Stottlemyre and Mrs. John Stottlemyre of Spickard.
He enlisted in the war in 1861, in Co. C, 35th Missouri Volunteers, and served through the entire war. He was a member of Captain Stanley Post, G.A.R. of Princeton. Besides his children, he is survived by 31 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hamilton of Mt. Moriah, Mrs. Mary J. of Cheland, Wash, Dilfa Fears of India Valley, Idaho; B. F. Vanderpool, Gilman City, and A. J. Vanderpool, Cashion, Okla.
James S. May, son of Fountain and Virginia May was born August 12, 1854 near Richmond, Virginia and departed this life March 29, 1944, at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 17 days, at Chillicothe, Mo., being the last of his original family.
When 6 years old he came with his parents to Missouri. He was united in marriage to Nellie Francis Dearing on January 10, 1875, to this union 12 children were born, three having preceded him in death, one daughter at birth, and two sons, George Henry, May 27, 1918, and Edward Marion, March 25, 1943.
Seven sons and two daughters are still living: Nove May, Chillicothe; Albert May, Galt; Sam May, Moberly; Charles May, Humphreys; Ray May, Denver, Colorado; Delbert May, Osgood; William May, Aurora, Illinois; Virginia Ziegler, Humphreys; and Blanche McKee of Humphreys.
His wife preceded him in death, having passed away May 17, 1929. He leaves to mourn his departure 45 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild.
He united with the Methodist Church in his early manhood. He was a kind and loving father which will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral services were held at Humphreys, Friday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. Wm. Pollock of Gilman City. Grand-daughters Luella May, Mrs. Geneva Earsum, Gladys Eckles, Lorraine and Corrine Abernathy, Mrs. Ramah Shipley, Mrs. Lystel Frasier, Donah Leah McKee, and Mary Francis May were flower girls. Singers were: John Todd, Jimmie Smith, Ollie Maxwell and Robert Whan with Mrs. Elgeva McCracken at the piano. The pall bearers who are grandsons, Roby Jack May, Georgia May, Deryl May, Gene May, John May and Buster May.
Burial was in the Humphreys Cemetery.
E. H. Dimmitt, Green Castle, Dies at Age 67
Retired Business Man's Health
Had Been Bad Some Time
A retired Green Castle businessman, Ernest H. Dimmitt, 67, died in a Kirksville hospital at 3:30 this morning. His health had been poor for a number of years.
Mr. Dimmitt had been engaged in business in Green Castle for about 31 years. A number of years were spent in the garage business. About two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Dimmitt retired from a general merchandise store which they had been operating.
Mr. Dimmitt was born in Adair county September 17, 1887 the son of Oscar and Sophronia (Bozarth) Dimmitt. He was married to Miss Lora Moore on April 14, 1920. Two sons were born to them.
He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Eugene, who died at the age of four, his parents, and one brother.
Surviving are the wife; a son, Wendell Dimmitt, of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Clark, of Sacramento, Calif.; one brother, Ora Dimmitt, of Green Castle and five granddaughters. His mother-in-law, Mrs. Esther Moore, of Green Castle, also survives.
Mr. Dimmitt was a member of the Modern Woodman lodge.
Funeral services will be held at the Green Castle Methodist church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by the Elder Clyde O. Johnson of Kirksville. Burial will be in the Green Castle cemetery. The body is at the Glenn E. Kent and Son Funeral Home in Green City but will be taken to the family home in Green Castle at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.
Obituary & image (believed to be from The Kirksville Daily Express) contributed by . Please contact her with any information on the Dimmitt & Bozarth families. Click on the image to view a larger version of the obituary.
Charley Ray McCabe, 66, of Browning, MO, passed away Thursday morning, September 25, 2003 at this home in Browning.
The son of Charles and Goldie Schoonover, he was born January 20, 1937 near Pollock, MO. He married Doreen Fitzwater and four children, Becky, Debbie, Shane and Marty were born to this marriage. In 1974 he married Janet Robinson who survives of the home. Also surviving are two sons, Shane and Marty McCabe, one daughter, Becky McCabe, all of Milan, one stepson, Larry David Robinson of North Kansas City, MO, one sister, Mary Mae Lawrence, and one brother, Dean McCabe, both of Milan, four grandchildren, Holly McCabe, Amy Cordray, Brian McConkey, and Travis McCabe, three step-grandchildren, Tavia and Dayra Robinson and Danny Clark, two great grandchildren, Porsha Cordray and Tanner Graham, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, one daughter, Debbie McConkey in 1999, a step-daughter, Jennifer Clark in 2000, two brothers, Olen and Harold McCabe, and one sister, Wometa McCabe.
Charley spent most of his life in the Milan and Browning area. For several years he worked as an iron worker in Quad Cities foundry. Upon returning to Milan, he became a logger and was always looking for that one biggest tree. He was a member of the Milan Elks Lodge. He was a Baptist. Charley loved to hunt, fish, and most of all spend time with his family.
Funeral services were held 2:00 pm Saturday, September 27, 2003 at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan, with Rev. Jack Johnson, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Milan officiating. Rhonda McCracken and Michelle Dickson provided music. Burial was in Deep Springs Cemetery south of Milan. Casket bears were Paul McCabe, Dale McCabe, Bill McCabe, Steve McCabe, Joe McCabe, Earl McCabe, and David Lawrence.
The family has requested memorials to his family in lieu of flowers.
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Catharine Grimm [Gray], the subject of this sketch, was born in Monongahela county (a), Pennsylvania, Dec. 5, 1821, and was married to R. W. Gray, Jan. 13, 1847. To this union were born four children, three daughters and one son, all of whom survive except one daughter, who died Feb. 23d, 1884 in Jackson county, W. Va. In the month of May 1885, Mrs. Gray came with her daughter from Jackson county, W. Va. to Sullivan county, Mo., where she has since resided with her three children until her death which occurred at 11:15 a.m. March 11, 1898. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hiram Tipton near Reger, Mo., after a long illness; and though she suffered greatly during the last part of her stay on earth she passed away in the triumphs of a Savior's love, giving assurance to those who gathered about her that she was going home. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. F. Burris, of Milan, from the residence of Mr. Hiram Tipton, Saturday, March 12, after which the remains were interred in the Henry graveyard to await the awakening trumpet at the last day. Peace to her dust.
Obituary contributed by Carol Foster. Please contact her regarding information on the Gray families. Click on the image to view the PDF version of the obituary.
(a) ~ Be aware – Monongahela County, Pennsylvania does not exist; however, there is city named Monongahela in Washington County. West Virginia DOES have a Monongahela County. Ms. Foster's research indicates that WV is more likely the place of birth rather than PA.
Columbia Van Gray, daughter of Richard and Catharine Gray, was born in Ohio, June 9, 1851, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Willis, just south of Kirksville, Wednesday night, Jan. 21, 1925, at 10:30 o'clock. She had been an invalid for the past four years, but had been sick only a short time.
She was united in marriage to Arthur Alexander, May 18, 1873, and came to Missouri in 1885, and located in Milan, Missouri, May 30 of that year, living there about twenty years before moving to a farm near Yarrow where she and her husband resided three years. They left Missouri living in Des Arc, Arkansas, for about twenty years, then came back to Kirksville last Oct. to make their home with their daughter. She united with the Methodist church when she was about 21 years of age, and was a faithful follower and believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom her trust was staid. She was a patient, loving, and kind wife and mother. During the long years and intense suffering she had a smile and cheerful word for everyone, and was loved by all who knew her. Her cheerful and sweet disposition, her unfaltering trust in God was manifest in her last expiring breath.
An angel mother, a devoted wife and neighbor has gone from us, but soon in the endless eternity, we'll strive and endeavor to meet the day for whose earthly light has been extinguished, only to shine throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity.
Mrs. Alexander is survived by her husband, A. Alexander, of Kirksville; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Willis of Kirksville, Mrs. Lora Brandon of Green City, Mrs. Virginia Wicklund and Mrs. Mollie Alger, both of Des Arc, Arkansas; one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Tipton of Reger, Mo., and a brother, William Gray of Woolard, Oklahoma. Two other children, John William and Talma Nekoda Alexander have preceded her in death.
The funeral was held Friday afternoon at one o'clock at the Hawkeye church west of Green City, by Rev. C. S. Young, and internment was in the cemetery there. The many relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
Obituary contributed by Carol Foster. Please contact her regarding information on the Gray-Alexander families. See the PDF version of the obituary. Be aware when citing this data that the PDF obit was transcribed from the original newspaper source into a book by Letha Willis Rees, “A Willis Shakes Her Family Tree”.
Mrs. Sarah Kephart, 34, Maple Island, died at Mercy hospital at 4:45 pm Thursday after a four day's illness. Born in Harrison, Sullivan County, Mo., Jan. 23, 1900, she was married to William Kephart, Dec. 6, 1919, in Waterloo, Ia. The couple came to Davenport six years ago.
Surviving are her husband and four children, Wilma, Cecile, Robert and Donald, all at home; one son by a former marriage, Lloyd Bradley, Davenport; one step-son, Victor Kephart, Davenport; one brother Lewis Knox, Waterloo, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs Ethel Washburn, Princeton, Mo., and Mrs Minnie Collins, Texas.
The body was taken to the Runge mortuary where funeral services will be held at 9:30 am Monday. Burial will be in Fairmount cemetery.
Obituary contributed by Loretta Souder.
Please contact her regarding the above.
Robert Walker Rardon, son of Joseph P. and Mary Elizabeth Gray Rardon, was born in Jackson County, West Virginia, May 23, 1871, and departed this life at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ford, Reger, Missouri on February 26, 1956, at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 3 days.
When Robert was about thirteen years old, after the death of his father, he came to Missouri with his mother and two brothers to be near his married sister. They settled west of Milan in the Sterling Community. He spent the remainder of his life in Sullivan County, except for a short time in Adair County.
On January 16, 1895, he was united in marriage to Ida V. Robinson. To this union seven children were born. Three sons and a daughter dying in infancy, and one daughter, Ada, died November 27, 1925, at the age of 17 years. His wife also died November 9, 1925. On February 17, 1948, he was united in mariage [stet] to Mrs. Aida J. McKinstry.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Ford, Reger, Mo., Mrs. Myrtle Williams, Kirksville, Mo. Also eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mrs. Gertie Bertschman, of Kirksville, Mo., one step-son, Van McKinstry, of Jackson, Wyo.; nine step-grandchildren and seven great-step-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Frank Rardon of Blanchard, Okla.
Several years ago he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and until his health failed, he was active in church work. Acting as Church treasurer, also teacher of the Bible class at the Church of God, until he became ill four years ago. He was a devoted husband and father and so patient during his long illness, and will be sadly missed by loved ones and friends.
Services were held at the Church of God in Reger, Missouri, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 1956, conducted by the Rev. Stella Bachman. Music was by Mrs. Virginia Henry and Mrs. Edith Collins, with Mrs. Imogene Artz as accompanist, the bearers were Robert and Herbert Williams, Raymond Jerome, Allen Webb, Allen Billington and LaVonne Lawson. Burial was in the Henry cemetery under the direction of Schoene's of Milan.
A coffin was taken out Monday [March 31st] for Mrs. Wm. Simmons, of near Pennville, Sullivan County, who died the day before.
Died, at her home in Sullivan County, March 30, Mrs. Cinda Simmons, wife of Wm. Simmons, of dropsy. She leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. Her husband has our sympathy in his sad bereavement.
And in fancy we are wafted,
Life a spirit that has flown
From the garner of the reaper
To the boundless world unknown.
Obituary contributed by Dixie Lambert. Ms. Lambert states that 'Cinda' was married to William Chapman Simmons on September 11, 1870. If anyone has knowledge of where either are buried, please contact Ms. Ms. Lambert via email.
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