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Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, October 15, 1930, p. 4
Infant Dies  Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Adkins Will be Buried Tomorrow
Donovan Jean Adkins, four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Adkins, living south of Elmo, died at 5 o'clock this morning following a brief illness. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence. The pastor of the M. E. church, South, Rev. O. L. Hunt, will officiate. Burial [will] be at the LaMar cemetery.

The child was born June 7.


  Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 13, 1930, p. 3
L. Z. Arnold of Parnell Dies in His Home There|
L. [evi] Z. [Veladis] Arnold, age 71, a resident of Parnell seventeen years, died at 3:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Parnell. Death was caused from complication of diseases.

Surviving is his wife, five sons, Everett Arnold, Kansas City, Kan.; George Arnold, Kansas City, Mo.; Glen Arnold, St. Joseph, Vea and Carl Arnold, Parnell; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Harris, Grant City; Mrs. Hattie Middyett, Parnell; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Bellis, Wheatland, Wyo.; a brother, Tom Arnold, San Diego, Calif.; two half-brothers, George Van Houten, Guthrie, Okla.; Charley Van Houten, Sheridan, Mo. Funeral srvices will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the church at Oxford.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, October 31, 1930, p. 3
Attends Funeral
Mrs. Chloe Brown went to Clarinda, Ia., today to attend the funeral services of J.[ohn] E. [rvin] Beam who died Wednesday evening at his home in Clarinda. Services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home and burial was in the Clarinda cemetery. The Beam family wee former residents of Maryville.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, October 3, 1930, [p. 1]
William J. Beggs Dies   Widely Known Stock Raiser Was 84 Years Old
William J. [ohn] Beggs, age 84 years, a widely known farmer and stock raiser of southeast Nodaway County, died at 11 o'clock last night at his home in Guilford. Seven weeks ago he suffered a paralytic stroke.

Funeral services, which will be in charge of the Masonic organization, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church at Guilford, conducted by the Rev. E. L. Rutledge, of New Hampton, a former neighbor and pastor at Guilford, assisted by the [Rev.] H. T. McGrew, pastor at Guilford. Burial will be in the Graves cemetery at Guilford.

Mr. Beggs is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Tilghman Medsker, who lives on the farm two miles north of Guilford where Mr. Beggs formerly lived, a son, Clifford, who lives in Dakota, sixteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Mr. Beggs was married February 23, 1871, to Mary Wilson, a daughter of the late Quintin Wilson, a pioneer of this section.

Mr. Beggs was widely known. He had served as a member of the school board.

He was born in Dearborn County, Indiana, and came to this county when a lad, living near and in Guilford the rest of his life.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, October 31, 1930, [p. 1]
Former Resident of County Kills Self With a Gun  Bruce Booher Commits Suicide in St. Joseph Yesterday.
Bruce Booher, formerly of Maryville and Burlington Junction, a salesman for an Atchison (Kan.) hardware firm, committed suicide at St. Joseph yesterday afternoon.

No inquest will be held in the death, according to Dr. B.W. Tadlock, coroner of Buchanan County.

Mr. Booher took his life by shooting himself with a 12-gauge shotgun. This morning's St. Joseph Gazette says that Mr. Booher shot himself "after he had locked himself in the bathroom of the residence at 322 South Fifteenth Street, said by police to be the home of his wife, Mrs. Mable Booher."

Mr. Booher formerly was employed in Maryville by the Montgomery Ward and company store, Holt and Brown and the Holt Supply Company.

Besides his wife, Mr. Booher is survived by his mother, Mrs. Laura Booher of Maryville; a daughter, Wilma Booher, and a brother, Charles Booher, St. Joseph.

Funeral services for Mr. Booher will be held between 11 and 11:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the Ohio cemetery where burial will be made.

Relatives living here could obtain no information as to the cause for Mr. Booher taking his life.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, November 14, 1930, [p. 1]
Sister-in-Law of Rev. W. H. Yount Is Burned to Death
Miss Margaret Bryan, sister-in-law of the Rev. W. H. Yount, former pastor of the M. E. Church at Burlington Junction, was burned to death at the Yount home at Stanberry last Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday at Stanberry and burial was at Belgrade, Mo. Monday evening, where Miss Bryan was born.

Miss Bryan's clothing was ignited by a fire in the fireplace. There was no water in the house as the only water had been turned off. Mrs. Yount attempted to extinguish the flames with a portiere from a couch by wrapping it around her sister's body, but this failed.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, November 5, 1930, [p. 1]
Woman Is Killed When Car Turns Over Near Here
Mrs. Edith Buckridge of Gower Dies Instantly—3 Others Injured. Are in Local Hospital  Mrs. Nell Carter Suffers Broken Leg in Accident Which Occurred Early This Morning
Mrs. Edith Buckridge, 55, of Gower, was killed, and her sister, Mrs. Nell Carter, and two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Hickson and Vivian Buckridge, are in the St. Francis hospital as the result of an automobile wreck which occurred about 1:30 or 2 o'clock this morning. Dave Buckridge, a son of the dead woman, and E. L. Hickson, a son-in-law, were also in the car but were injured only slightly.

The party of six had been to Bedford, Ia., to see a sister of Mrs. Buckridge's and Mrs. Carter's, who is bedfast and were on their way home to Gower in a Drive-It Yourself car which they had rented in St. Joseph. The car was going at a high rate of speed about seven miles south of Maryville near the home of Raymond Jones, when an attempt was made to pass a car being driven by C. L. Gassert, who holds the contract for the all-weather road between Pumpkin Center and Graham.

Dave Buckridge, who was driving the car, started to pass Gassert and his companion, Jack Veal, but did not pull over far enough, according to Gassert, and hooked Gassert's car enough to throw the Ford off the pavement. The car jumped a ravine and landed on its top in a field alongside the road after turning over three times.

Mrs. Buckridge was killed almost instantly. The back of her head was crushed. Mrs. Carter suffered a broken leg and a gash over her left eye. Her left leg was broken just above the ankle. Vivian Buckridge and her sister, Mrs. Hazel Hickson, received minor bruises and cuts, but are in the hospital.

The Ford was almost completely demolished.  All of the fenders were smashed or rolled back, all the glass broken, the frame and axle bent, and the radiator smashed.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, November 15, 1930, p. 8
William E. Burr Dies in Home of Son Last Night
William E. [dward] Burr, age 67, a former Nodaway county farmer, who had lived in South Dakota since 1920, was found dead in his bed at 3 o'clock this morning at the home of a son, W. H. Burr, Harmony superintendent of schools, who lives six miles northeast of Maryville. Another son, Harry Burr, who teaches at the Council Corner School, was the first to discover his father's death.

Death was caused by heart disease. Mr. Burr had only recently returned to this county from Brooking, S. D.

He was born at Toronto, Canada, on July 25, 1863, and moved to Illinois when a boy. Later he came to this county and engaged in farming until ten years ago when he moved to South Dakota.

Mrs. Burr died in November 1918. Surviving are two sons, W. H. Burr and Harry Burr near Maryville; two daughters, Mrs. C. E. Warren and Mrs. Mallery Elson, both of Sioux Falls, S. D.; three sisters, Mrs. Saunvel [Sanvill] Chappell, Rockville, MO.; Mrs. Joe Chappell, Maryville; Mrs. Emmett Goff, Barnard; three brothers, James Burr, Hall Summit, Kan.; Reuben Burr, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; George Luther Burr, Los Angeles, Cal.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Price Funeral Home. The Rev. H. D. Thompson, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, October 11, 1930, [p. 1]
Dr. W. F. Burris Is Dead  Retired Methodist Minister Dies in Wichita.
Dr. W. [illiam] F. Burris, a retired Methodist minister, who at one time lived in Maryville and who was formerly superintendent of this district of the Methodist Episcopal church, died Wednesday night at his home in Wichita, Kan. Funeral services were held Thursday in Wichita.

Doctor Burris was one of the best-known men of the Methodist church in this section. He has served as superintendent of all four districts in the conference and preached at practically every charge. Formerly he was superintendent of the old Ensworth hospital at St. Joseph. In 1921 he was ministerial delegate to the world conference of Methodism in London. Following his trip to Europe his health began to fail. For two years he was superintendent of the Methodist Home for the aged at Marionville, Mo., but because of failing health was forced to retire. For the last three years he has been in poor health.

Dr. Burris lived in Maryville during the period the World War and during the time the Rev. Gilbert S. Cox was pastor here.

He was born April 28, 1862, at West Newton, Ind. He migrated to Iowa with his parents in 1868 and came to Missouri a year later. Dr. Burris' younger days were spent at Spickard, Martinsville, Ravanna, Winston, Cainsville and Mount Moriah, where his father, the Rev. John Burris held pastorates. For a time he taught school in Mercer, Daviess and Harrison counties. In 1894 he entered the ministry, serving at Greentop, Kahoka, Milan and Maysville before becoming district superintendent. He served in this district for twenty-four years.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, November 6, 1930, [p. 1]
Mrs. Nell Carter Dies as Result of Auto Accident
A second death caused by the automobile crash about 1:30 yesterday morning near the Raymond Jones farm south of Maryville, occurred at midnight last night at the St. Francis hospital when Mrs. Nell Carter, 53, died of internal injuries. Mrs. Carter was hurt in the same wreck in which her sister, Mrs. Edith Buckridge, 55, was killed almost instantly.

The two women with Miss Vivian Buckridge, Dave Buckridge and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hickson, all of Gower, were returning from Bedford, Ia., where they had been to see another sister of Mrs. Carter's and Mrs. Buckridge's, when their car hooked on a car being driven by C. L. Gassert, and turned over three times into a field near the road.

Miss Buckridge and Mrs. Hickson, both daughters of Mrs. Buckridge, were hurt but only slightly. They were discharged from the hospital yesterday.

Dave Buckridge was driving the Ford Tudor Sedan, and Mr. and Mrs. Hickson were in the front seat with him. Mrs. Buckridge and Mrs. Cater were sitting in the back seat with Miss Buckridge between them when the car turned over.

Mrs. Carter's husband is D. [avid] A. [nderson] Carter, and Mrs. Buckridge's is James Buckridge, of Gower.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, October 17, 1930, p. 2
Mrs. Dan Chappell Dies. Former Resident of Graham Is Stricken in Orleans, Neb.
Mrs. Dan Chappell, a former resident of Graham, died at her home near Orleans, Neb. October 14. Pneumonia was the cause of death. Funeral services and burial were in Orleans.

Besides her husband she leaves four sons, Grover Chappell, of Graham; Jess and Ira Chappell of Orleans and Roy Schroyer and thirteen grandchildren.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, October 31, 1930, [p. 1]
Funeral Services For A. J. Clark Will Be Held Saturday
Funeral services for A. [lvin] J. [ohn] Clark, Maryville druggist, who took his life with a bullet at his home in St. Joseph Wednesday afternoon, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday at the Scottish Rite Cathedral at St. Joseph. The body will lie in state from 9 o'clock tomorrow morning until time for the funeral. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery, east of St. Joseph.

Mr. Clark came to Maryville from St. Joseph a year ago last June and recently purchased a half interest in the Ziegler drug store.

Formerly he was manager of a drug store at St. Joseph. He was active in Republican politics and Masonic circles there and also served on the school board.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, October 2, 1930, p. 12
Hopkins – Funeral services were held here at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will DeMott Tuesday for "Uncle" Dan DeMott. He died at 7 o'clock Monday morning. He was 80 years old. His home was in St. Joseph but for the past few weeks he had been very ill at the home of DeMotts. He formerly lived here and has visited around here a great deal since living in St. Joseph. Will DeMott is his nephew and Mrs. Ben DeWitt and Mrs. George Thompson are nieces. Burial took place in the Hopkins cemetery.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, November 3, 1930, [p. 1]
Mrs. Martha Denny Dies in Oklahoma City After Stroke
Mrs. Matilda [Martha] T. [elitha] Denny, widow of C. [harles] P. [ennell] Denny, died Saturday at her home in Oklahoma City, Okla., according to word received by Maryville friends. Mrs. Denny suffered a paralytic stroke one week ago this morning.

Funeral services wee held at 4 o'clock this afternoon in Oklahoma City. The body will be taken to Parson, Kan., for burial, a former home of the Denny family.

Mrs. Denny leaves seven children, Mrs. J. Spickerman, Charlie Denny, Kansas City, Mo., Lou Denny, Saint Cloud, Minn., Mrs. Donald Cady, Columbia, Mo., Misses Julia, Jennie and Martha Denny of Oklahoma City

While in Maryville Mr. Denny was in charge of the city water works.

Mr. and Mrs. Urale Crockett left yesterday for Oklahoma City to attend the funeral services.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, November 3, 1930, [p. 1]
Mrs. C. I. Dorrel Dies After Brief Illness Yesterday
Mrs. C. I. Dorrel, age 48 years, died at 8:30 o'clock last night at her home on North Main Street following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock, Wednesday morning at the St. Patrick's church, conducted by the Reverend Father R. E. Graham. Burial will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

Besides her husband Mrs. Dorrel leaves four children, Mrs. Gerold Krupp of St. Louis and Frank, Clyde and Ray Dorrel, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Curtis Griswold and Mrs. August Kirminski, both of Michigan City, Ind., and two brothers, Julius Hollander, Hunnewell, Mo., and George Hollander of San Pedro, Calif.

Rosa Hollander was born October 26, 1882 at Clarence, Mo. She married C. [yrus] I.  [rvin] Dorrel in 1904. Mr. and Mrs. Dorrel and family came to Maryville March 1, 1928 from Monroe City, Mo., and have lately been operating the Puritan Café.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, November 17, 1930, p. 2
Conception Farmer Dies  Funeral Held This Morning For Gus Pfeiffer Who Died Saturday.
Gus Pfeiffer [Pfeifer], a farmer living south of Conception Junction, died at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home. Death was caused from heart disease.

The funeral was held at 9 o'clock this morning at the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was at Columba cemetery.

Surviving is the wife, a son, Arthur, at home, four daughters, Agnes and Agatha at home, and Misses Cleo and Cletta Pfeiffer of Kansas City, Mo.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, November 3, 1930, p. 2
Isaac Griffey Dies in St. Joseph in Home of Daughter
Isaac Griffey, 75 years old, formerly of Clearmont, died Saturday morning in St. Joseph at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. W. Green, 1116 Lincoln Street. He was a native of Iowa and had been a resident of St. Joseph twenty-four years.

Besides the daughter at whose home he died, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Bessie Foresman, Tulsa, Okla.; a son, W. A. Griffey, Clearmont; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Gray, Hopkins; Mrs. Matilda Roberts, Topeka, Kan., and a brother, Sam Griffey, Ravenwood.

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Clearmont at the home of a son, W. A. Griffey. Burial was at Clearmont.


Tri-County News (King City, Missouri), Friday, December 23, 1966, [p. 1]
Dan Haack Dead at 76, Long-Time Resident Here
Daniel F. Haack, 76, a resident of King City most of his life, died Sunday forenoon at a St. Joseph hospital after a lingering illness. His funeral was held Tuesday afternoon and burial was in Memorial Park cemetery, St. Joseph.

Mr. Haack was born at Ford City and he was a small child when his family moved to King City. He farmed successfully southeast of town, and engaged in the bluegrass seed business, He was a veteran of World War I. For a number of years he was employed by A. C. Parsons, produce dealer, as a rider and feeder of carload shipments of live poultry to New York and Los Angeles. He owned several properties here, including a number of business buildings. He lived in Union Star a few years before moving to St. Joseph seventeen years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Delia G. Haack of the home; three stepsons, John Dalton of Olathe, Kas., Jim Dalton of Lawrence, Kas., and Dick Dalton of Benton, Harbor, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Laura Pickard of San Diego, Calif.; eleven step-grandchildren, eight step-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Three of the pallbearers were Wilbur Jennings and Clarence Bashor of King City and a Mr. Washburn of Oklahoma who has operated one of Mr. Haack's farms for thirty-five years.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, April 14, 1965, p. 2
Earl Wesley Hall, 78, Hopkins, died at 4:40 a. m today at St Francis Hospital, Maryville.  A retired farmer, he had lived his lifetime in this area.

Mr. Hall, a member of the First Christian Church, Hopkins, was born Sept. 1, 1886, at Sandyville, Ia., the son of Albert and Elizabeth Flowers Hall. He was married to Mary Jane Huey on Dec. 22, 1908, at Maryville.

He is survived by his wife of the home; four sons, Huey Hall, Stockton, Cal., Earl Hall, jr., Bedford, Ia., Glenn Eldon Hall, Savannah, and Floyd Hall, London, England; six daughters, Mrs. Frank Houston and Mrs. Merle White, both of Hopkins, Mrs. Elmer Swope, Stockton, Mrs. Eugene Ingram, Rock Port, Mrs. Dean Patterson, Quincy, Ill., and Mrs. Kenneth Peterson, Brooklyn, Ia.; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Ruddell, Mrs. Raymond Kreps and Mrs. Earl Godsey, all of Caldwell, Idaho, 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, Hopkins, with the Rev. Loyd Means officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery.

The body is at Swanson Funeral Home, Hopkins.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 20, 1930, p. 2
Mrs. Albert Hubbell of Near Ravenwood Is Dead
Mrs. Albert Hubbell, 65 yeas of age, who lives four and one-half miles east of Ravenwood, died at her home at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon of heart trouble. Funeral arrangements are pending information from relatives in Oklahoma.

Mrs. Hubbell was formerly Miss Isabel Jasper. Mr. and Mrs. Hubbell had lived in the Ravenwood vicinity for many years.

She is survived by her husband; one son, Jasper of Ravenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Ned Bennett of King City and Mrs. Polly Powers of Parnell; one brother, Newton Jasper of Parnell. Mrs. Hubbell was 63 years old on July 25.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, October 4, 1930, [p. 1]
Mother Dies in Indiana
E. [dward] G. [ilbert] Husband of Gaynor has received word of the death of his mother, Mrs. Alice Husband, age 76, which occurred yesterday at her home in Terre Haute, Ind. Death was caused from paralysis. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at Terre Haute.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 13, 1930, p. 3
Funeral Services For Mrs. Hymbaugh Are Held
Funeral services for Mrs. John Hymbaugh, 84 years old, who died Saturday morning at her home near Hopkins, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home, conducted by the Rev. Lester Cobb of Bedford, Ia. Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Hymbaugh is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles Egger, three grandchildren, Irvin Egger, Bert Egger and Mrs. Alfred Whitten, six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, all of the Hopkins vicinity.

Mrs. Hymbaugh had been a resident of Hopkins about twenty-five years.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, November 5, 1930, p. 6
Sister Dies
Mrs. Elizabeth Bagby left yesterday morning for Carrollton, Mo. called there by the death of her sister, Mrs. Hattie Jenkins. Mrs. Jenkins was known here, visiting here on occasions. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, October 16, 1930, [p. 1]
Mrs. Almira Leeper of Graham Dies Yesterday
Mrs. Almira [Alvira] Leeper, a resident of Nodaway County since 1854, died at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Clarence Leeper in Graham. Arteriosclerosis was the cause of death.

Mrs. Leeper was born at Pikesville, Ohio, May 14, 1849. Five years later she moved to a farm near Graham, and has been a resident of the township since that time. She was married in September 1867 to William F. Leeper, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are four sons, Frank and Clarence Leeper of Graham, Fred Leeper of Batesville, Ark., and Lawrence Leeper of St. Petersburg, Fla., and one sister, Mrs. Anna Meyers of Cheney, Wash.

Arrangements have not been completed for the funeral services pending the arrival of relatives.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, October 17, 1930, p. 2
Rites For Mrs. Leeper  Rev. Panhorst Conducts Services at Graham for Pioneer Resident
Funeral services for Mrs. Almira [Alvira] Leeper, who died Wednesday at the home of her son, Clarence in Graham, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Presbyterian Church in Graham conducted by the Rev. Albert Panhorst of Maryville.

Burial was in Odd Fellow cemetery at Graham. Mrs. Leeper was a member of the Presbyterian church.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, November 14, 1930, p. 8
Hopkins Minister Conducts Last Rites Miss Vernie Mozingo
The Re. J. Howard Thompson, M. E. church pastor of Hopkins, was called to St. Joseph today to conduct the funeral services for Miss Vernie Edith Mozingo, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mozingo, 1900 Washington Avenue, St. Joseph, former residents of the Mount Ayr vicinity, east of Maryville. Miss Mozingo, who was a student in Lafayette high school, died Wednesday night in a St. Joseph hospital after an illness of three months.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Woodson Chapel Christian church and burial was in Mount Auburn cemetery. Besides her parents, Miss Mozingo is survived by a sister, Claire, and brother, Harold, at home.

Her parents were married twenty-two years ago by the Rev. Mr. Thompson.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, November 15, 1930, [p. 1]
Attend Funeral Service.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Mozingo attended funeral services at St. Joseph yesterday for their granddaughter, Miss Vernie Edith Mozingo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mozingo. They were accompanied home by their daughter, Mrs. Russell Clayton, Mr. Clayton and son, Robert, all of Kansas City, Kan.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, October 10, 1930, [p. 1]
George Murray, Early Resident of County, Dies  Funeral in Skidmore Tomorrow For Civil War Veteran.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Skidmore for George W. [ashington] Murray, one of the few remaining soldiers of the Civil War who was with Sherman in the historic march to the sea.

Burial for Mr. Murray, who died yesterday, will be at the Burr Oak cemetery. The services for the late Civil War veteran, who was 90 years old, will be in charge of the Rev. E. T. Dodson, and will be at the home of a son, Allan.

Mr. Murray was a pioneer resident of the Skidmore vicinity, operating a farm there for many years. In latter years he lived at Skidmore, making his home with his son. Allan Murray, at whose home he died. Mr. Murray came to Nodaway County about 1870, locating on a farm five miles southwest of Skidmore.

Mr. Murray was born in Wyoming County, New York in June 18, 1840 and spent his boyhood with his parents. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in Company H, One Hundredth [Illinois] Volunteer Infantry and remained in the service until the war ceased. He was wounded and taken prisoner in the battle of Chickamauga and given treatment for his wound in Richmond prison. Later he was sent to St. Louis in an exchange of prisoners and joined there with the Sherman forces in their historic march. He was again taken prisoner and suffered all the privation that was offered in the famous Andersonville prison until the close of the war.

Following the war, he purchased a quarter section of land in Nodaway and after some losses, prospered and has since remained in this community.

He was married to Miss Margaret H. Graham of Will County, Illinois in 1860 and to this union were born nine children.

He is survived by his wife and four sons, G. L. of Fort Gibson, Okla., Edgar A. of Hayward, Wis., Frank of Cline, Mo., and Allan E. of Skidmore, and two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Altaffer, Winterset, S. D., and Mrs. Emma Reynolds of Yakima, Wash. Three children preceded him in death.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, November 01, 1930, p. 4
John H. Porter Dies  Former Resident of Maryville Was Living in St. Joseph.
John H. [arvey] Porter, 68 years old retired postal clerk, died at 7:30 o'clock Friday evening at his home, 2801 Olive Street, St. Joseph. Mr. Porter left Maryville for St. Joseph about twelve years ago and has resided there since.  While in Maryville he was a postal clerk and city mail carrier. He was a member of the Francis Street Methodist church in St. Joseph.

Mr. Porter was born in Quitman, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Imogene Porter.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, November 3, 1930, [p. 1]
Sheridan Man Is Instantly Killed Crossing Tracks  James Robinson Dies as Train Crashes Into Motor Truck.
James Robinson, age 42 years, drayman, was instantly killed this morning at Sheridan, just over the county line in Worth County, when the truck he was driving was struck by a Chicago Great Western train.

No arrangements for the funeral services had been made early this afternoon.

Robinson was badly mangled, suffering many broken bones and a crushed skull in the collision, which wrecked the truck he was driving.

The train, which hit the truck, was the through passenger, No. 1, which is due in Sheridan at 10:20 o'clock.

Mr. Robinson was driving east and his truck had just got on the railway tracks when the train, coming from the north, crashed into the motor vehicle. He owned his dray line and had been operating it for about two years. At the time he was hauling five cans of cream to the railway station.

He had lived in Sheridan and Worth County most of his life. Mr. Robinson is survived by his widow; his mother; two daughters, Lillian, 12, and Beatrice, 11; and two brothers, William and Lon, all of Sheridan.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 6, 1930, p. 4
Funeral Held Today
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon for James Schaffer, who Saturday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Schneider, three and a half miles north of Barnard. The rites were held at the Schneider home.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, October 6, 1930 [p. 1]
R. C. Seal Dies Suddenly  Heart Attack Is Fatal to School Board Member.
R. [obert] C. [larence] Seal, a member of the Maryville School Board and a former director of the Maryville Country Club, died suddenly at 6 o'clock yesterday morning in his home, 603 West First Street, stricken with heart trouble. Mr. Seal had arisen about 5 o'clock and complained of feeling ill. He went out on the front porch to get some fresh air. Upon coming back into the house he sat down in a chair, and collapsed before a doctor could be summoned.

Mr. Seal for the past fifteen years has been a traveling salesman for Hunt Brothers Fruit Company of St. Joseph. He made his headquarters in Maryville and traveled this section of the country.

Mr. Seal was an enthusiastic sportsman. He was a great follower of the Maryville Bearcats in all of their games. At the Country Club Mr. Seal was a familiar figure.

Mr. Seal was born near Edgerton, Mo., May 3, 1871, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Seal. His mother died when he was 16 years old and his father died some twelve years ago.

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On December 3, 1910, in St. Joseph, Mr. Seal was married to Miss Nelle Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Wright of Maryville. Besides his wife, Mr. Seal is survived by two sisters, Mrs. R. G. Allan of Maryville and Mrs, Belle Cox of Breckenridge, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Price Funeral Chapel. Christian Science services will be read by H. M. Buchele of St. Joseph. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery.

Last April Mr. Seal was elected to the Maryville board of education for a term of three years. The school board will attend the funeral services in a body. At 2 o'clock, the hour when the funeral begins, schoolteachers and pupils will pause in a minute of silence.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, November 14, 1930, [p. 1]
Burns Prove Fatal to Child Who Fell Into Boiling Water
Bert Alvern Sleeth, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Sleeth, living on the old Nicholas farm about a mile south of Arkoe, died at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the St. Francis hospital as the result of burns sustained Wednesday afternoon when he fell into a tub of boiling hot water. The child would have been four years old in January.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Price Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. H. D. Thompson, pastor of the M. E. Church, South. Burial will be in the Miriam cemetery.

In addition to his parents the boy leaves three brothers and two sisters, James and Alleen, fourteen years old, Charles Everett, ten years old, Bessie Marie, eight years old and Clarence Samuel, six years old. Mr. and Mrs. James A. DeVore of Maryville are grandparents of the child.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Monday, January 16, 1939, [p. 1]
Mrs. Eva L. Smith Dies After a Long Illness
Mrs. Eva L   Smith, widow of Henry M. Smith, died at 6 o'clock Sunday evening at her home, seven miles southeast of Hopkins. She had been ill the last seven years.

Born June 18, 1871 in Montgomery County, Iowa, Mrs. Smith had lived at her present home nineteen years. Mrs. Smith had lived at her present home nineteen years. She and Mr. Smith were married April 8, 1895, at Gravity, Ia., His death occurred October 6, 1930.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Gaynor Methodist church.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Gertrude Caudle, Hopkins, Mrs. Esther E. Burgess, Parnell, and Paul W. Smith, Parnell; four brothers, Frank Melton, Adel, Ia., Fred D. Melton, Randle, Wash., Otis Melton, Morris, Minn., and Eugene Melton, Grass Valley, Calif; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Shanholtzer, San Fernando, Calif., Mrs. Edith Masters, Newell, S. D., and Mrs. Zelda Walker, Harrison, Ark., and three grandchildren.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, October 7, 1930, p. 2
Henry Smith Dies After Long Illness Last Night
Henry Smith, 66 years old, a farmer of the Hopkins vicinity, died at 6:30 o'clock last night at his home southeast of Hopkins after a several months illness of a complication of diseases.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. church in Gaynor of which he was a member. Burial will be in Orrsburg.

Besides his wife, Mr. Smith leaves three children, Miss Esther Smith and Mrs. Paul Caudle at home, and Paul Smith, also of the Hopkins vicinity; one grandson, Ralph Edward Smith; one sister, Mrs. Ed Smith of Bedford, Ia., and three brothers.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, October 3, 1930, p. 3
Mrs. Albert Springer Dies.
Frank Cook received word this morning of the death of his half sister, Mrs. Albert Springer at 7 o'clock this morning at her home in Omaha, Neb. Mr. Cook, his mother, Mrs. Lena E. Cook and sister, Mrs. George H. Garrett and Mr. Garrett will probably attend the funeral services.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1930, [p. 1]
John H. Taylor Dies  Funeral Is Held Today For Former Bolckow Resident.
John Hargrove Taylor, 79, died at the house of his daughter, Mrs. Elmer H. Sell, 526 West Third Street, at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon of old age and complications.

Mr. Taylor was born Sept. 2, 1851, near Rushville, Mo. He lived here with his parents until 1868, when the family moved to Perry, Kan. In 1890 the family moved to Bolckow where Mr. Taylor married Miss Ella Davis the same year.

Immediately after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Taylor moved to Atchison, Kans., where they lived for three years. Mr. Taylor ran an old time horse drawn streetcar while here. In 1893 they moved back to Bolckow where they lived until five months ago when they came to Maryville to live with their daughter, Mrs. Sell. During that time Mr. Taylor was marshal of Bolckow for five years, resigning when he came to Maryville.

Short funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home, and burial was in the Bolckow cemetery.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Ella Taylor, Mr. Taylor is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sell, two sons, Paul at St. Joseph, and Aubrey at Rosendale, a brother, Sterle at Topeka, Kan., and a sister, Mrs. Eula Varney of St. Joseph.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Thursday, October 4, 1934, p. 2
Mrs. Addie Thompson Dies at Hopkins Home
Mrs. Addie Thompson died at 7:30 o'clock last night at her home in Hopkins following a prolonged illness. She was born November 2, 1875 and lived in the Hopkins community her entire lifetime.

Her husband Riley Thompson died a few years ago.

Surviving relatives are four daughters, Mrs. Orville Glover of Bedford, Ia., Mrs. Della Haack of Industrial City, Mrs. Ernest West of Oklahoma and Miss Jane Thompson of Hopkins and two sons, Kent Thompson of Sheridan and Vern Thompson of Hopkins.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home with Rev. Ray A. Dick, pastor of the Baptist church in charge.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, October 7, 1930, [p. 1], 2Brief Illness Takes Life of Sam Townsend  Pioneer Resident of County Moved Here More Than Sixty Years Ago. A Civil War Veteran  Prominent Citizen Served In Union Army During War of Rebellion—Funeral Will Be Thursday. Samuel H. Townsend, Civil War veteran and a resident of Nodaway County since the late sixties, died about 10 o'clock this morning at the Missouri Methodist hospital in St. Joseph where he was taken for treatment August 28. Previous to that he was confined in the St. Francis hospital in Maryville about a week. Mr. Townsend had been in ill health during the past summer but had been active until August. Death was caused by the infirmities of old age.

Although 90 years old Mr. Townsend was very active and alert for one of his advanced years and the day before being taken to the hospital had driven his car.

Once In Business Here

Mr. Townsend, who owned a large farm about four miles north of Maryville, formerly was in the grocery business on West Third Street with his late brother, R. K. Townsend.

Mr. Townsend was a member of the Sedgwick Post of the Grand Army of the Republic and a member of the Maryville Elks lodge.

Mr. Townsend was born in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, February 10, 1840, a son of H. [Alstead] S. [amuel] and Anna (Carver) Townsend, who were natives of New York. Reared on a farm, Samuel H. Townsend was educated in the common schools of the neighborhood and Mount Morris Seminary and remained with his parents in Illinois until after the Civil War broke out.

Served in Union Army

In 1862 he enlisted in Company E, forty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, which was assigned to the Army of the Tennessee and was commissioned second lieutenant of his company. He participated in the battles of Fort Donnelson, Pittsburgh Landing and Shiloh and saw some hard service. Although he was never wounded he was compelled to resign on account of sickness and returned home in the latter part of 1863. He was ill for a year and then went to Idaho, where he remained for four years.

At the end of that time he returned to Illinois and in 1869, Mr. Townsend came to Nodaway County where he has since made his home. He purchased a tract of unbroken prairie land, which he transformed into a good farm of two hundred and eighty acres, and successful[ly] engaged in its operation until 1888, since which time he has practically lived a retired life in Maryville. He always gave considerable attention to livestock as a dealer and raiser.

Married in 1871

Mr. Townsend was married twice. In 1871 he married Miss Catherine Hess, a native of Pennsylvania and a daughter of John Hess, a businessman and hotelkeeper, who spent his last days in Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri. Mrs. Townsend died September 23, 1898, leaving one daughter, Della, the wife of John Koch of St. Joseph.

On the tenth of December, 1899, Mr. Townsend married Mrs. Susan S. Green, who had three children by her first marriage.

Besides his wife and daughter, Mrs. John Koch of St. Joseph, he leaves one grandchild, Katherine Koch of St. Joseph; four sisters, Mrs. C. D. Hooker, Maryville, Mrs. J. N. Manley, St. Joseph, Mrs. Charles Campbell, Kansas City and Mrs. Della Osborn, Pueblo, Colo.  E. L. Townsend of Maryville is a nephew.

Mr. Townsend was very devoted to Mrs. Townsend's granddaughter, Mrs. Lora Meacham and her son, Monte, who have made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Townsend for many years. He once told Monte, who is now a student at Principia school in St. Louis, that he was the only son he had ever had.

Funeral Thursday

Two stepsons, Pearl Green of Everett, Wash., and Arthur Green of Sanish, N. D., also survive. Pearl Green visited in Maryville last summer.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock, Thursday afternoon, from the Price Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. E. I. LaRue, pastor of the First M. E. church. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery. The body will be in state at the Price Funeral Home rom 10 to 2:30 o'clock on Thursday.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Friday, October 10, 1930, [p. 1]
Civil War Vets Pay Tribute to Fallen Member
Nine soldiers, who served the Union when this country was engaged in the Civil War, paid tribute yesterday to one of their comrades who served as a lieutenant in Company E, 45 Illinois volunteers and who fought in the battle of Shiloh.

Yesterday at the Price funeral chapel, the nine Civil War vets of Maryville who were able, gathered for the funeral services of the late Samuel H. Townsend, a pioneer of this county, who died at the age of 90 years and was among the oldest men of the county.

The burial was at Miriam cemetery. Funeral services, conducted by Dr. E. I. LaRue, pastor of the First M. E. church, was marked by the absence of any music, and were attended by a large crowd. The Elks Lodge was represented by a body of men, as Mr. Townsend had been a member.

Pallbearers were Roy Curfman, Harvey Haines, A. K. Frank, Oren Lanning, Milton Garrett and John Richey.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Wednesday, November 5, 1930, [p. 1]
Col. W. H. West of Near Ravenwood Dies Yesterday
Civil War Veteran Was 88 Years Old—Lived in County 58 Years.
W. [illiam] H. [enry]  ("Colonel") West, 88, Civil War veteran and a resident of Nodaway County for fifty-eight years, died at 7:10 o'clock yesterday evening at his home in east Ravenwood.

A military funeral in charge of the American Legion Post at Ravenwood will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Ravenwood Christian church. Burial will be at Oak Lawn cemetery.

Mr. West was born near Newark, Ohio, April 9, 1842. He was educated in the schools of McArthur, O.  On August 20, 1862, Mr. West enlisted in the Union army and served for three years under such commanders as Grant, Sherman, Beauregard, and Mobile, and participated in some historical battles.

Mr. West was one of the only two survivors of the hundred men in Company F and A of the 114th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The death of Mr. West leaves John Herren of Maryville the last survivor of the company.

Mr. West was married December 6, 1868, to Harriet M. Martindale. She died in July 1926. Mr. West came to Missouri in 1870, settling in Johnson County, near Hazel Hill. He came to this county two years later, moving on a farm near Maryville. In 1864 [1874] he moved to a farm five and a half miles northwest of Ravenwood.

Four children survive. They are W. H. West, jr., and S. West, both of Ravenwood; Mrs. Stella Porter of Maryville, and Mrs. Lena McWhorter of Stanberry. There are twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren.

Mr. West was a member of the Christian church.


Bedford Free Press, Thursday, November 12, 1896, p. 4
A Sudden Death (Monday's Daily)
Word was received in this city this morning of the sudden death of Mrs. M. White, at her home in Jackson Township on Sunday morning. Mrs. White was sitting at the table eating dinner, when all of a sudden she sank to the floor and died without a struggle.

The cause of death was heart failure. For some time the deceased has been afflicted with a heart trouble, but her sudden death was a great shock to the family and community as no one had anticipated such a termination of the disease. Interment will be made at the Hopkins cemetery.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Tuesday, October 21, 1930, p. 4
Former Hopkins Resident Dies in Daughter's Home
M. White, 80 years old, a former resident of Hopkins, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Larison in Bedford, Ia. Mr. White was born March 13, 1850 in Cherry Grove, Ill. Previous to moving to the Bedford community in 1894, he lived in Hopkins four years.

Two daughters and one son survive. They are Mrs. Larison at whose home he died, Mrs. Ed Switzer of Colchester, Ill., and Will White of Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Stithem Funeral Home in Bedford and burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.


Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville, Missouri), Saturday, November 01, 1930, [p. 1]
Otis S. Wilson Dies Suddenly--Was Once An Abstractor Here
Otis Sylvester Wilson, former Maryville abstractor, 49 years old, died October 28 at Benton, Ill., according to a letter received by friends here today from a son, Wilbur.

The message did not say when the funeral was to be held.
Mr. Wilson was born on August 6, 1881, at Wesco, Mo. His early life was spent in Southern Missouri and while there he was united in marriage to Rosa C. Key on February 8, 1902, who died February 22, 1929.

In 1917 the Wilson family moved to Maryville where Mr. Wilson was employed as abstractor for the Farmers Trust Company. Later he went in the abstract business for himself, in the Wilson Abstract and Loan Company.

Following the death of Mrs. Wilson the family left for Benton, Ill. Mr. Wilson had been in poor health for the last year with heart trouble.

He is survived by two sons, Wilbur O. Wilson and Harry Fred Wilson, and one brother, Otto Wilson, all of Benton.