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The Maryville Daily Forum, Maryville, Missouri, April 1, 1940

Jones, Louis, an aged man living alone at 624 South Vine street, died last night at the St Francis hospital. He was taken to the hospital Saturday night, ill of pneumonia.

There are no known relatives surviving. Funeral arrangements have not been made.


Springs, Sadie (Mrs), 61 years of age, died at 11 o'clock last night at her home in Hopkins after a several months' illness. She had been a long-time resident of Hopkins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Young funeral home in Hopkins, conducted by Jack Lyle of Easton. Burial will be in Hopkins cemetery.

The only surviving relative is a brother Jacob Musser of Plattsburg [Missouri].


Carlson, Mrs Leslie of Essex, Ia., arrived yesterday to visit her grandmother, Mrs O.B. Holliday, and Misses Frances and Florence Holliday until Saturday.


Belcher, Alice Rowlett - Two hours after she had shot herself in the head, Mrs Virgil Belcher, age 36, died in an ambulance while being brought to the St Francis hospital from her home eleven miles southwest of Maryville, last night.

About 7:30 o'clock Mrs Belcher, the former Alice Rowlett, shot herself with a .22 rifle in a bedroom of her home. According to Dr C.D. Humberd, county coroner, who investigated the case, her death was "intentional suicide" brought on by domestic difficulties and grievance over the death of her mother, Mrs Henry Rowlett, several months ago.

Mrs Belcher was born March 3, 1904, southeast of Skidmore and had lived almost all of her life in that vicinity. She and Mr Belcher were married September 12, 1924.

Surviving are the husband: her father, Henry Rowlett, of Skidmore; six brothers, Bird and Glen Rowlett, Skidmore; Cecil Rowlett, Graham; Henry and Will Rowlett, Maitland, and Carl Rowlett; Burlington Junction; and six sisters, Mrs Mamie Strough and Miss Vide Rowlett, Skidmore; Mrs Augusta Sportsman, Barnard; Mrs Emma Redford, Maryville; Mrs Marie Coston, Maitland, and Mrs Virginia Clark, Fairfax.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Campbell funeral home in Maryville conducted by Rev Fred Terry, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will probably be at Skidmore.


Manley, Laverne - The body of Laverne Manley former resident of Maryville, was brought here today for burial services that were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at Miriam cemetery in charge of the Maryville Masonic lodge.

Manley was found dead Saturday morning in a 1940 Chevrolet coupe in the northeast corner of Adair Park on Lee's Summit road, four miles southeast of Independence [Missouri]. The engine of the motorcar was running and a hose was taped to the exhaust pipe and run through the left window, which had been made airtight by papers and a pair of gloves stuffed into the cracks.

In his pocket was a long letter addressed to his wife in care of a Mrs McGill, 613 East 27th street, Kansas City. The letter had been started at 11 pm Friday and was finished at 2 am Saturday. It also contained a postscript dated at 2:27 am.

Jack Howard, state weight officer, who investigated, said the note indicated domestic difficulties.

Manley, who was a trucker and in the coal business here, was in the seed business in Kansas City, and lived at 613 East 27th street, Kansas City. On March 21 there was a want ad in the Kansas City Star personal column signed "Vern." which sought the address of Dorothy Lackey Manley, his wife, who formerly lived at Burlington Junction.

Besides the wife, he leaves a son, James N., Maryville, a daughter, Joyce Manley, Burlington Junction; his father, W.O. Manley; two half sisters, Mrs Mildred Taylor and Miss Vancene Manley, and a half brother, Winfield Manley, all of LaBelle, Fla., and a sister, Mrs Vida Mae Hamlitt, 1004 East Armour boulevard, Kansas City.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 o'clock this morning at the George C. Carson chapel in Independence, Mo.


Barrett, Erman R., age 29, died at 4:40 oclock Sunday afternoon at the St Francis hospital of a streptoccocic infection that started from an irritation in his nose. The infection spread to his lungs and hit his brain yesterday.

Mr Barrett, who was sales manager of the Comption Printing company, Los Angeles, had come to Maryville to spend the Easter vacation with his wife and children and with his parents, Mr and Mrs Ellwood E. Barrett. Mrs Barrett had remained here since last fall to be with her sister, Mrs Virgil Moore, after the death of Mr Moore.

Mr Barrett, who had been troubled all winter by appendicitis attacks, had decided to undergo an appendectomy while in Maryville and underwent the operation early last week. Following this the streptoceccic infection spread through his body.

After the operation, he had planned to return to Los Angeles. He and his employer, Carl M. Bigsby, had former a partnership to establish a new colored circular printing business there and already had a new building under construction.

Mr Barrett was born at Skidmore, June 17, 1910. At the age of 2 years his family moved to Maryville where the elder Mr Barrett engaged in the newspaper business and for more than twenty years has been employed in the mechanical department of the Maryville Daily Forum.

Erman Barrett was graduated from Maryville high school, class of 1928. He was one of the first presidents of the Hi-Y club, he was president of his graduating class and also belonged to musical organizations of the school. Among other activities he served as business manager of the high school yearbook and during his senior year was a star player on the school's basketball team.

Mr Barrett attended the Teachers College two years where he became a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. He was advertising manager of the Northwest Missourian, college publication, the two years and also originated the college student directory and served on the student council.

Soon after his marriage, Mr Barrett began working for The Daily Forum, as advertising manager. Mr Barrett completed a course in advertising by correspondence while in Maryville. For a short time last year he was business manager of the Alameda, Calif., Times-Star, recently joining his former employer, Carl M. Bigsby, at Los Angeles.

While in Los Angeles he was a detective on the police force; at Alameda he was publicity director at the Pacific Advertising convention of America held at Treasure Island which last summer published a daily paper, "Paca Quacks," and was a member of the National Advertising Association in Los Angeles and Oakland. Mr Barrett held credit for selling the biggest single printing job that had ever been sold on the West Coast to the Western Division of the Standard Oil Company. This job amounted to $80,000.00.

On Easter Sunday in April, 1930, he was married to Miss Geraldine Hunt of Ravenwood. He leaves his wife; two children, Morlyn and Dwight; his parents and grandparents, Mr and Mrs James Newton of Skidmore and his brother, Elbert L. Barrett, assistant coach of Western State College, Gunnison, Colo. Elbert Barrett and his wife, the former Miss Mildred Clardy, arrived here early Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the First Methodist church of which he was a member. Dr W.S. Insley, assisted by Dr W.H. Hackman, will conduct the services.


Newcomer, Susan (Mrs), for the past sixty-four years a resident of Nodaway county, will observe her ninety-first birthday anniversary Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Harve Diggs, in Guilford.

Mrs Newcomer, whose maiden name was Susan Schechter, was born on a farm three miles from Oregon, Ill., April 4, 1849. When she was four months old her mother died and her father later remarried. Her marriage to Martin Dallas Newcomer took place at the home of a Dunkard minister, who performed the ceremony September 17, 1869, at Oregon, Ill., where they spent seven years of their wedded life on a farm.

In November, 1876, they left there and came to Missouri, locating near Guilford. Mr Newcomer died January 29 last year.

Mrs Newcomer, the oldest resident of this community, which contains many pioneers, is a member of the Christian church. She is the mother of twelve children. The nine living are Mrs Diggs, Mrs R.P. Anderson and Roy Newcomer, Guilford; Fred Newcomer, Barnard; Jacob Newcomer, Bolckow; Mrs Noah Thomas, Bedison; Mrs Leslie Winters, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Ernest Newcomer, Long Pine, Neb.; and William Newcomer, Heron Lake, Minn. There are forty-five grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.


Latimer, Mrs and Mrs T.J. of Clive, Ia, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr and Mrs William Sharr, of Pickering. Mr Latimer also visited in Maryville Saturday. Mr Latimer is employed at the Three Pine dairy.


Rice, Mr and Mrs L.M. and son, George, of Dennison, Kas, visited Mrs Rice's parents, Mr and Mrs John Horn, of Hopkins Sunday.


Sexson, Mr and Mrs James announce the birth of a 6 1/2 pound daughter Friday morning at 11 o'clock at their home, 1022 North Walnut. She has been named Betty Marie.


Davis, Mrs H.D. of Aurora, and Mrs D.C. Unwin of Brookfield spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs Davis' parents, Mr and Mrs William Honer and other relatives.


Sharr, Miss Madge, daughter of Mr and Mrs Austin Sharr of Hopkins, and John Horn, Jr., son of Mr and Mrs John Horn, also of Hopkins, were married Saturday afternoon at the Methodist parsonage in Maryville.

The couple will live southeast of Hopkins where Mr Horn is engaged in farming with his father.


Miller, Miss Gertie V., daughter of Mr and Mrs Emmett Miller of Parnell, was married to Lee Alvin Willimetz of Kansas City, son of Mr and Mrs Leopold Willimetz of New York City, in a ceremony performed Saturday evening at the home of the bride's parents. Rev C.C. Pritchard, pastor of the Parnell Methodist church, read the service.

Miss Mildred Birkenholz of Kansas City and Emil J. Willimetz of New York, brother of the bridegroom, were attendants. Only the immediate relatives were present.

Mr and Mrs Willimetz will reside in Kansas City where he is employed as a supervisor for the Hoover company.

The bride was graduated from Parnell high school in 1935. She has been employed in the office of the Dunlap Motor company in Kansas City.


Stamper, Mrs Sarah, who has been spending the winter with her daughter, Mrs E.L. Trueblood of La Junta, Colo., returned yesterday. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mrs Ray Farrar, and Mr Farrar of Casper, Wyo., who will spend a few days visiting his mother, Mrs M.E. Farrar, and other relatives.


Hopper, Minnie S., estate; Chilton Robinson administrator.


Gulick, Mary Ruth of Burlington Junction filed for divorce against Martin Gulick. Married June 5, 1939 at Sidney, Ia. Asks for former name Mary Ruth Stevens be restored.


Fannon, Ed S., surprise 74th birthday party at Long Branch Union church - many details.


Strawbridge, Olive - Mrs O.W. Swinford of Maryville today had received word from Ross Strawbridge of Victoria, Tex of the death of his mother, Mrs Olive Strawbridge, a former resident of Maryville and Nodaway County.

Mrs Strawbridge, who was 83 years old, was the widow of R.A. Strawbridge, who for many years lived on a farm west of Maryville before retiring from farming and moving to Maryville. Mr Strawbridge died in the Dakotas in 1929. Mrs Strawbridge, who died in Victoria, where she had made her home the last three years, lived in Maryville for some time after the death of her husband.

The body will arrive for burial here this afternoon and funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Price funeral home here. She will be buried beside her husband in Oak Hill cemetery.


Graves, Mrs Jeff of Burlington Junction was found unconscious early this morning on the back porch of her home where she had suffered a paralytic stroke. A neighbor, Mrs Jack Friend, went to her home when it became known that the lights in the home of Mrs Graves had been burning all night.

Mrs Graves who is 70 years old, was brought to the St Francis hospital this morning. Her left side is paralyzed and she is still in a semi-conscious state.


Marriage Licenses

Hook, Frank Leroy and Maxine L. Hatfield, both of West Des Moines, Ia

Horn, John S. and Lora Madge Sharr, both of Hopkins

Lyle, LeRoy and Esther Hollis, both of Burlington Junction

Pierson, Miller of Burlington Junction and Alberta Daugherty of Elmo


The Maryville Daily Forum, Maryville, Missouri, August 19, 1940


Emerson, Mr and Mrs Rex who reside at 1009 East First Street in Maryville are the parents of a son, weighing eight pounds and fifteen ounces, born at 9:30 o'clock this morning at St Francis hospital.


Scamman, Mr and Mrs Mark of Rock Port announce the birth of a son, weighing eight pounds and nine ounces, at 12:35 o'clock this morning at St Francis hospital.


Graves, Mr and Mrs Oscar of Guilford are the parents of a seven-pound son, born Saturday evening, who they have named Edsel Fay. Mrs Graves was formerly Miss Inez Brosious.


Deen, Mr and Mrs Francis of Maryville announce the birth of a son, August 8, to whom they have given the name Francis Alonzo. Mrs Deen was formerly Miss Phyllis Brunk of Quitman.


Armstrong, Mrs William left Friday night for Oakland, Calif., where she will visit her sister. Later she will go to Medford, Ore., to visit a daughter, Mrs Ray Wilfley, for several weeks.


Battery "C" Camp is Ghost Town letter from Sgt. Dick Stephenson, Battery "C"


Clark, Mr and Mrs L.U. and children of St Louis came today to visit her parents, Mr and Mrs J. Benefiel, of Wilcox and other relatives.


Wells, William Robert died at 11:45 o'clock this morning at his home, eight miles southwest of Maryville, where he had lived for the last thirty-five years. He would have been 70 years of age the twenty-eighth day of this month.

Mr Wells' birthplace was Ontario, Canada. He was married June 22, 1898 to Myrtle Esther Wells, who died January 31, 1936. Mr Wells was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs D.A. Hart of Burbank, Calif., and Mrs Roger Miller of Salina, Kas., both of whom were here at the time of their father's death; one granddaughter, Jean Miller; four brothers, C. Edwin and J.T. Wells, Maryville, Norman Wells, Boise, Idaho, and Dr J.A. Wells, Boise, Idaho, and Dr J.A. Wells, Shawnee, Okla; and two sisters, Miss Edith Wells, Compton, Calif., and Miss Mabel Wells, Shawnee.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Price funeral home by Dr W.S. Insley. Burial is to be in Miriam cemetery.


Leeper, Mrs Gay and Charles Heryford returned yesterday from a week's visit in Oklahoma and Arkansas with former Maryville residents. At Miami, Okla., they visited Judge Hatton Wilson and at Okmulgee they visited Misses Stella and Ella McDowell. En route home they were guests of Mrs Grace Donoghue at Fort Smith, Ark and of Miss Kate Willis of Gravett, Ark.


Kirk, Mr and Mrs C.I. and Mrs Sophia Longnecker of Maxwell, Ia., came Sunday to visit Mr and Mrs J.H. Knox. Mrs Kirk is a sister and Mrs Longnecker the mother of Mrs Knox. Mrs Longnecker remained for a longer visit. Mr and Mrs Kirk returned today.


Gex, Donald - Mary Gex Brown, Graham, has been appointed curatrix over Donald L. Gex, a minor, by the probate court of Nodaway County.


Marriage License - Frank Calek of Clearmont and Evelyn Clester of Clearmont


Hopper, Frank M. - Asa E. Hopper, Clearmont has been appointed administrator of the estate of Frank M. Hopper by the probate court of Nodaway county. Hopper died in Monte Vista, Colo., Dec 2, 1927.


Krause, Mr and Mrs Chester and children left yesterday for Flandreau, S.D. to visit Mr Krause's parents Judge and Mrs W.A. Krause.


Prettyman, Margaret Ellen married John Green write-up


Davison and Carr Reunion


Wiley family reunion


Pierpoint, Woodburn and Archer reunion


Pittsenbarger-Giffin reunion


Lavelle, Mrs Walter of Casper, Wyo visits sister Mrs Charles Smith in Maryville...


Honer, William, 75 years of age, a resident of Maryville twenty years, died at 8:55 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, 415 West Twelfth street. Mr Honer had been in ill health for two years and had been bedfast the last three weeks.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Campbell funeral home, conducted by Dr W.S. Insley. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery.

Mr Honer was born April 14, 1865, at Danville, Pa., the youngest of seven boys. He came west to Kansas in 1885, and in 1920 moved to Maryville. Mr Honer married Susan Young November 7, 1889 at Brookfield and they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary last November.

Surviving besides the widow, are three sons, Clarence Honer, Holton, Kas., Joe Honer, Denton, Kas., and Harry Honer, who lives in Illinois; two daughters, Mrs Homer Davis, Aurora, Mo., and Mrs Raymond Hainline, Maryville; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Addition data in August 21, 1940 - gives pallbearers, out-of-town relatives, and survived by two brothers, Frank and Henry Honer, Robinson, Kas.


Faulkner, Eldon Lee and Ralph Qualls of Eldorado Springs are visiting Mr Faulkner's grandmother, Mrs Betty Porterfield, and other relatives.


Marich, Miss Margaret married John Scott Lutz, both of Des Moines [Iowa] at Arkoe...


The Maryville Daily Forum, Maryville, Missouri August 20, 1940

In the 10 Years Ago column- Barnard will no longer have dirt roads in the business and residential sections of the town. This was decided by the citizens yesterday when the $1,000 bond issue for the graveling of the streets carried with 137 votes cast in its favor. There were but 19 votes in opposition.


Parnell - Mr and Mrs George Lucas and their guests, Dr and Mrs W.T. Utter and son, Billie Lucas, of Grandville, Ohio, and Mrs Charles Finley of Hobbs, N.M., visited Sunday with Mr and Mrs George Wilson of Mound City and Mr and Mrs James Lucas of Barnard. The Utters left Monday morning for Grandville.


The Maryville Daily Forum, Maryville, Missouri, August 21, 1940

McCullough, Mary Wilma Jacobson - As a result of burns suffered the night of July 27 when a quantity of gasoline exploded in a cave in which she and her family sought shelter from a severe rain and wind storm, Mrs John M. McCullough, age 27, died at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at St Francis hospital. The family home is situated three-fourths mile northwest of Hopkins.

Also injured in the explosion were Mr McCullough, their son Charles, age 21 months, and daughter, Mary Joan, age 3, whose condition remains serious although she was removed to the home the last of last week.

The gasoline was ignited by a lantern after the jug containing the fluid was broken by a box overturned by one of the children. Suffering from burns himself, Mr McCullough carried his wife and children from the cave and then ran a half mile to a neighbor's home for assistance. All were brought to the hospital. The father and son were dismissed a few days after the accident.

Mrs McCullough gave birth to a stillborn child last week.

Mrs McCullough, the former Mary Wilma Jacobson, was born April 3, 1913, at Clearmont. She and Mr McCullough were married December 28, 1935.

Besides the husband and children, her parents, Mr and Mrs Charles Jacobson of Clearmont, survive.

Funeral services are tentatively set for 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Clearmont, conducted by Dr W.A. Pollock of College Springs [Iowa]. Burial will be in Clearmont cemetery.


Hartness, Martha Williams - Mrs Sally Hartness and son Harry[?] and daughter Mrs Melvin Neal attended the funeral of Mrs Jess Hartness of Mount Moriah which was held yesterday at High Point church near Mount Moriah.

Mrs Hartness who died Sunday night of a heart attack was 66 years of age and formerly lived at Burlington Junction. She was Miss Martha Williams.

Surviving are three sons and three daughters, Arthur Hartness of the home, James and Jess Hartness living east of Mount Moriah, Mrs Bernice Jones and Mrs Nellie Stockwell of Ridgeway and Mrs Millie Howell of Burlington Junction.

Burial was at Ridgeway.


Mozingo, William Allen, 69 years of age, a resident of Nodaway county all of his life, died at 10:05 o'clock this morning at his home 516 East Fourth Street. In ill health for some time he had been seriously ill since July 26.

Mr Mozingo was born July 23, 1871. He had been a resident of Maryville eight years living at his present home for four years. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are the widow Mrs Bertha Mozingo and the following children, Robert Mozingo, Maryville, Ora Mozingo, Sedalia, Dewey Mozingo, Wichita, Kas, Mrs Fred Denham, Ravenwood, Miss Lula Mozingo Denver, Colo and Misses Nellie and Velma Mozingo, Maryville. A brother George Mozingo, Bedison and a sister Mrs John Rogers of Maryville also survive.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery.


Bramble, Mildred, Maryville, filed for divorce against George Bramble, Maryville. Desertion, ask for custody of minor son.


The Maryville Daily Forum, August 22, 1940

Wells, Will R. - Funeral services were held at the Price funeral home yesterday afternoon for Will R. Wells, who died at his home, southwest of Maryville, Monday morning. Dr W.S. Insley conducted the services, assisted by RevCarl Hackman, pastor of the Rockford church. Burial was in Miriam cemetery.

Pallbearers included E.H. Bainum, Cal Williams,C.G. Hogan, Charles Kime, J.L.Kime and Bert Williams. Mrs Henry Zimmerman sang two selections, "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" and "A Charge to Keep I Have."

Out-of-town relatives attending were the two daughters, Mrs D.A. Hart, Burbank, Calif., and Mrs Roger Miller, Salina, Kas.; a granddaughter, Jean Miller, Salina, and a sister, Miss Mabel Wells, Shawnee, Okla.

Marriage license - Don Wyman of Griswold, Ia and Neoma Gerlach, Atlantic, Ia
The Maryville Daily Forum, August 23, 1940

Horn, Henry James, 65 years of age, a life-long resident of Nodaway County, died late yesterday afternoon at his home in Elmo after a long illness. Mr Horn, a retired farmer, had lived all of his life in Lincoln township and had lived at his present home the last two years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church in Elmo, conducted by Rev W.E. Akers and Rev J.R. Campbell. Burial will be in High Prairie cemetery.

Mr Horn was born August 4, 1875. He married Phoebe Alexander in 1894.

Surviving are the widow and the following children: Roy and Ray Horn of the home; Lester Horn, Skidmore; Mrs Galen Neff, Elmo; Vernal Horn and Mrs Alverda Bishop, College Springs, and Mrs Flora Worthan, Clearmont. His parents, Mr and Mrs A.J.Horn of Elmo, and a brother, Clark Horn, Elmo, also survive.


Smith, Dr R.D., 59, superintendent at the state hospital for insane at Clarinda [Iowa] since 1933, was found dead in his apartment this morning. Dr Smith apparently died after a heart attack.

On June 18, Dr Smith was wounded by a laborer at the state institution, but apparently had completely recovered. The laborer who attacked the doctor committed suicide.


Montgomery, Mrs Julia Ann, 83 years of age, mother of Joseph Montgomery of Graham and Thomas Montgomery of Maitland, died yesterday afternoon at the home of another son, Floyd Montgomery, in St Joseph [Missouri]. She was the widow of James L. Montgomery and had lived in St Joseph thirty-two years.

Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs Pauline Hall, Little Hocking, Ohio , Mrs Lillie Gourley, Butler, and Mrs Lena Longstreth, Meeker, Colo., a brother, Segal? Haston, residence unknown, and a sister, Mrs Amanda Mathis, Portland, Ore.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Rupp's mortuary in St Joseph. Burial will be at Graham.

Wells, M.K., was named administrator of the estate of his uncle, William R. Wells, Maryville, by the probate court this morning. William Wells died August 19, 1940.

Marriage license - Arthur Robbins of Bedford, Ia and Dorothy Burch of Maryville

Pascal Sappington and Juanita Hinkle of Tishomingo, Miss

Guilford News - Mrs J.H. McClanahan received word Tuesday morning that her niece, Miss Alverta Boyd, 20 years old, Oklahoma City, died following an appendicitis operation.
The Maryville Daily Forum, Aug 24, 1940

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at thePrice funeral home for Mrs Sarah E. Lowry, a former Nodaway county resident, who died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs Harry B. Rutledge, at Hinsdale, Ill. She had been ill the past year.

Mrs Lowry was the widow of William Lowry, who died twenty years ago. From 1924 to 1927, she lived with her daughter, the former Miss Nellie Lowry, at Burlington Junction where the daughter taught in the schools. The last six years Mrs Lowry had lived at Hinsdale.

Mrs Lowry was born September 5, 1854, in Kentucky. She was first married in 1876, to John Bowen at Bowen, Ky. After his death, she married Mr Lowry at Bowen.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs Rutledge, Mrs Ferd Masters, Trenton, Mo., Mrs Sylvester Kindred, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs Frank Rogers, Bowen, Ky.; three sons, Albert Bowen, Stanton, Ky., Roy Bowen, Indianapolis, Ind., and Hubert Lowry, Abilene, Kas.; thirty-one grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and two brothers, E.J. Kirk, Osborn, Mo., who will be here for the funeral, and Joe Kirk, Houston, Tex.

Mrs Lowry's body will arrive in Maryville tomorrow morning. Burial will be in Miriam cemetery.

The case of Iva Bell Sharp, Stanberry against Homer Marion Sharp, Stanberry, for a divorce was filed this morning in circuit court. In the petition Mrs Sharp alleged non-support.

Mrs Sarah Catherine Bishop, 93 years of age, died at 4 o'clock this morning at the home of her niece, Mrs George Walker, north of Barnard. Her death followed a week's illness.

Mrs Bishop had lived at her niece's home the last eight years. She previously lived in Harrison county. The last several years a dinner had been held annually at the Walker home in Mrs Bishop's honor at the time of her birthday anniversary.

Mrs Bishop was born July 14, 1847, in Lee county, Va. She was married September 2, 1869, to William Preston Bishop, who died August 4, 1914.

She is survived by one son, Edward W. Bishop, Jefferson City; two grandchildren living in Kansas City, and several nieces and nephews.

Short funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the funeral home in Guilford after which the body will be taken to Martinsville for funeral and burial services.

Marriage licenses:
Slagle, Ivan H. of Ravenwood and Virginia Walton of Stanberry
James, Minnie B. of Maryville and Jonathan Cryder of Skidmore
Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary

Mr and Mrs O.O. Herndon...his wife, the former Miss Mollie Thackery, were married at Ballstown, Ind., in 1880 and moved to Missouri in 1881. Since then, with the exception of two years' resident near Sheridan, they have lived at their present home, east of Parnell.

Mr Herndon is 81 years of age. Mrs Herndon will be 75 in December.

Children present were Mr and Mrs Clarence Herndon and family, Pasadena, Calif; Mrs Emma Orth, Minot, N.D.; Mr and Mrs Harlan Herndon and family, Rawlins, Wyo; Mr and Mrs Ralph Allison and family, Bedford [Iowa], Mr and Mrs Ed Herndon, jr and family, Mr and Mrs W.A. Wilson, Mr and Mrs William Scadden, Mr and Mrs Clifford Herndon and family and Mrs Della Herndon, all of Parnell. Other relatives and friends present...

Mr and Mrs Robert Nicholas and son, Bobby, of Salem, Ill., Mrs J.J. Battles and son, Joda, and Mrs Elizabeth Nicholas of Denver, Colo., and Mrs J.O. Roller and son, Harris, and daughter, Virginia, of Circleville, Kas., are visiting this week-end with Mr and Mrs Chester Lyle and family. Mrs Lyle is their sister, and a daughter of Mrs Elizabeth Nicholas.
The Maryville Daily Forum, August 26, 1940

Miss Lois Kate Halley...died at home of her mother, Mrs Vada Halley, 120 South Mulberry Street. ...

Miss Halley, who was born at Clearmont, had lived in Maryville since she was a young girl....Miss Halley's father was the late Boone C. Halley. Surviving besides her mother, are a brother, Gilbert K. Halley, Sheridan, Wyo.; a niece Katherine Halley, Sheridan and an uncle Dr S.S. Bever, Amazonia. ...[additional from the next day's, August 27, newspaper] Burial will be in Miriam Cemetery.


Marriage licenses
Miller, John Jr of Corning, Ia and Bettie Irene Ferrin of Carbon, Ia
Still, Eugene C. of Maryville and Beulah Irene Crenshaw of Parnell
Diggs, Roscoe Lee Roy of Graham and Joyce Virginia Ward of Skidmore
Bills, William R. of Maryville and Mary Lucile Powell of Gallatin
Smith, Roger of Creston, Ia and Lorraine Hofstetter of Creston, Ia
The Maryville Daily Forum, August 27, 1940
Marriage licenses:
Schmitz, Orley and Lavena Baker, both of Parnell