Nodaway County, Missouri Queries 2003-2004
You are welcome to submit queries to this page. They will be indexed by the search engine or you can use your "find" key or you can just browse through them. Pat O'Dell: genpat@netins.net
 from: Liz Wallace - ljwallace@imt.net - like to hear from anyone related to this Wallace family
Descendants of Joshua Tate Wallace

1 Joshua Tate Wallace b: March 29, 1863 in Andersonville, Anderson
County, TN d: May 10, 1948 in Port Ludlow, Kitsap, WA Burial: Greenwood
Memorial Cemetery, Renton, WA
.. +Eva Alice "Allie" Myers b: May 08, 1860 in Pine Village, Warren County,
IN d: February 04, 1940 in Renton, King County, WA m: August 12, 1883 in
Ambia, Benton County, IN Burial: Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Renton, WA
2 Retta Luster Wallace b: January 31, 1884 in Pine Village, IN d:
September 09, 1931 in Medical Lake, WA Burial: Medical Lake, WA
.... +Theodore Rhinehart "Ted" Svenson b: April 04, 1886 in Camby, MN d:
December 27, 1967 in Spokane, WA m: June 24, 1908 in Spokane, WA Burial:
Medical Lake, WA
2 Mary Ann Elizabeth Wallace b: June 20, 1885 in Ambia, IN d: October 21,
1978 in Everett, WA Burial: Westmond, ID
.... +Earl Francis Cowles b: March 03, 1886 in Pelican Rapids,Otter Tail,
MN d: May 27, 1921 in Spokane, WA m: May 20, 1914 in Sandpoint, ID Burial:
Westmond, ID
2 Enoch Holland "Dick" Wallace b: September 29, 1886 in Hoopeston,
Vermilion Co., IL d: April 03, 1950 in Spokane, WA Burial: Greenwood
Cemetery, Spokane, WA
.... +Blanche Edith Zindel b: August 09, 1893 in Snow Shoe, Centre Co., PA
d: July 16, 1983 in Spokane, WA m: March 15, 1916 in Ellensburg, WA Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane, WA
2 James Sherman Wallace, Sr. b: February 24, 1888 in Hoopeston, Iroquois
County, IL d: December 16, 1978 in Hermiston, OR Burial: Hermiston, OR
.... +Ezma Esperance Circle b: March 05, 1894 in Kiowa, KS d: December 19,
1986 in Hermiston, OR m: June 24, 1917 in Saskatoon, Saskatachewan, Can
Burial: Hermiston, OR
2 Emma Belle Wallace b: January 16, 1891 in Ambia, IN d: December 12,
1985 in Everett, WA Burial: Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Renton, WA
.... +Jay K. Oakes b: January 20, 1883 in Olean, NY d: July 14, 1975 in
Everett, WA m: March 29, 1926 in Careywood, ID Burial: Greenwood Memorial
Cemetery, Renton, WA
2 Minnie Nora Wallace b: November 07, 1894 in Clearmont, Nodaway County,
MO d: December 25, 1974 in Spokane, WA Burial: Fairmount Cemetery,
Spokane, WA
.... +Edward Irwin Williams b: September 18, 1874 in Lansing, MI d: April
21, 1958 in Spokane, WA m: May 10, 1919 in Dillon, MT Burial: Fairmount
Cemetery, Spokane, WA
2 Aaron Wallace b: Abt. 1896 d: Abt. 1896 in (8 months old)
2 George Bruce Wallace b: September 14, 1899 in Burlington Junction, MO
d: October 16, 1969 in Careywood, ID Burial: Coeur d'Alene, ID, Restlawn
.... +Marie Elizabeth Dahlberg b: May 26, 1906 in Sanborn, ND d: November
30, 1998 in Orofino, ID m: September 19, 1933 in Bonners Ferry, ID
2 Charles A. Wallace b: July 01, 1901 in Burlington Junction, MO d:
January 17, 1975 in Careywood, ID Burial: Westmond Cemetery, Westmond, ID
.... +Kathyrn Wood m: February 19, 1943
*2nd Wife of Charles A. Wallace:
.... +Billie Jewel Campbell b: April 11, 1922 in Miles City, MT m:
October 31, 1946 in Everett, WA

To whom it may concern,
I am seeking information regarding a family living in the east end of
Maryville circa 1960 or 1970 or before. They were dear friends of my
father. I believe their last (surname,) to be Heimer. I remember that
they were a husband -wife team of tailors. My father not only respected
their skills as artisans, but asked them to interpret letters from
hopefully, (remaining family)Germany /Alsace.. Family legend has it that
these letters were written in German, one of two languages which my Father
and Uncle were not aloud to learn. My Father's family had immigrated to the
U.S. with first Ashkenazi wave, ( circa 1850 -1870) They had "assimilated"
a bit before. My Father and Uncle were not permitted learn German or
French, the languages of the centuries old, anti-Semitic Alsace- Lorraine.
My Father knew every Jew, (tiny number, ) in Maryville, Missouri. I am
proud of both my heritage (of which I and my siblings are sure,) and our
handsome, incredible, egalitarian Father. A TRUE Renaissance man with a
modest and unassuming character. Is there any info re: the Heimer family in
Maryville, Mo.? Any help in the finding gains our eternal and familial
gratitude. Please respond at: helenryan@fuse.net.

Would like to correspond with any related to the following:

Janice Rewerts: janrew@wbsnet.org

1. EMELINE1 GROVES was born September 26, 1839 in IN USA, and died February 02, 1926 in Pratt, KS USA. She married JACOB GRAVES March 04, 1860 in Nodaway Co., Mo USA, son of ANTHONY GRAVES and MARTHA LOWER. He was born April 18, 1837 in Clarborne Co., TN USA, and died November 01, 1906 in Healy, Lane Co., KS USA.


i. GEORGE2 GRAVES, b. October 24, 1864, Effingham, KS; d. July 18, 1936; m. BIRDIE SHELL.

ii. MARGARET SUSAN GRAVES, b. January 16, 1861, Effingham, KS; d. April 23, 1866, Pleasant Grove.

iii. NANCY ADELINE GRAVES, b. July 03, 1867; m. WILLIAM HAMM.

iv. ISABELL (BELL) GRAVES, b. March 29, 1862, Effingham, Atchinson Co., KS USA; d. July 11, 1946, Scott City, Scott Co., KS USA; m. HIRAM BROCK LANDRUM, March 29, 1882, Effingham, Atchinson Co., KS USA; b. June 25, 1860, Atchinson Co., KS USA; d. October 23, 1911, Scott City, Scott Co., KS USA.                  MY LINE!




I have an interest in the Gentrys; Ellis';and the Brittains in Nodaway early history  They came from the Carolina supposedly together and should be descendents of Allen Gentry and Sarah (Sally) Brittain.
Also on the other side of my line I have a Heddrick connection moving from the Carolinas to Illinois about 1835.  A Thomas Hampton Davis Married Nancy Evoline Heddrick.  Some of the Heddricks moved to Missouri supposedly. The original Mr.Heddrick is said to have lived to be 103.
Does any of this fit any of your names?
regards and thank you for any feedback.
William A. Davis - G G Grandson of William Ellis Gentry  of Guilford, Nodaway County. WADA007@peoplepc.com
I would like to find any descendants of the family of my great grand uncle
Joseph CLOSE and his wife Hannah WINTER living in Atchison and Nodaway
counties. Joseph emigrated to US in 1870 from Westmorland, England and
married Hannah in Mason, Illinois in 1876. They were living in Dale in
1880, 1900 & 1910. Hannah died in 1910 and most of their children were
living in Skidmore by 1914.

Anthony John CLOSE m. Rose m/n unknown, children Gladys b. 1907 and Gerald
b. 1909

Sarah Agnes CLOSE m. John LUCAS date unknown

William Joseph CLOSE m Hattie Mae LAWRENCE in 1912, children Sarah Evelyn
CLOSE m. Russell Edward NEW in 1932, Sarah died at Fairfax, Atchison Co in
1994; Lawrence Richard CLOSE m. Edna GRAVES in 1936, Lawrence died at
Maryville, Nodaway Co in 1992.

Jarvis Henry CLOSE m. Lena m/n unknown about 1907, children Floyd Arnold
CLOSE b. 1910 at Dale; Howard CLOSE dob unknown

Mary Ann CLOSE m. Richard M NEW in 1903, children Lillian 1904, Gladys
1905, Mildred 1906, Richard C NEW 1908 died 1989, William Forrest NEW 1911,
m. Grace Lee McGinnis in 1934, William died at Kansas City in 1981; Marion
1913, Mary R 1921

Minnie Elizabeth CLOSE married Elmer Edward FRIES 1907, Minnie died St
Joseph, Buchanan Co in 1971, buried at Mound City cemetery. Children: Ella
May FRIES 1910 m. Ronald MERRIGAN 1943, died 1971 at Gallatin; Louis Edward
FRIES 1909 m. Laura Lucille HOPKINS in 1931, died 1977; Roy Franklin FRIES
1911, died 1928 at Mound City; Alvin Close FRIES 1913 m. Arnilla Deeming or
Deming, died 1995 St Joseph, Buchanan Co; Raymond Clarence FRIES 1922, died
1964 at Mound City, Holt Co.

Margaret Greer
Lancashire, UK


  From Pat: These people have written about burials in the Cain Cemetery. I have a copy of the Cain cemetery that I did and one that the county group did later, both of us list only the one tombstone in Cain cemetery for Cordill. James D. son of J. & V. Cordill, died Jan 18, 1868 11 months and 10days. Isom Cordill and a couple of his daughters are on the county list as buried without tombstones. Can anyone produce obits or any evidence about whether these people are buried in the Cain Cemetery?? Pat


Dear Pat,

    Regarding the Cain Cemetery, I haven't tried finding it yet but was told that it is in someone's field!  There should be quite a number of the "Cordill Clan" buried in that cemetery such as:

1.  James Cordill, son of Wm. (brother to Isom & John)  Jul 1830-1 Dec 1886

2.  Elizabeth Cordill Hand, daughter of Wm. Cordill  Mar 1827-6 Jan 1909

3.  Nancy Ann Cordill Cordill, daughter of Wm. Cordill  30 Mar 1832-19 Aug 1910

4.  Rufus Morgan Cordill  16 Feb 1823-9 Aug 1911

5.  Melvina Hand Malone, daughter of Eliz. Cordill Hand  1855-8 Mar 1885

6.  Manerva Hand Shell, daughter of Eliz. Cordill Hand  1863-May 1888

7.  William Cordill, brother to Isom and John

8.  Isom Cordill

And there are probably more, but don't know about them!!  I, too, was hoping to find headstones of these people.

Must close for now.


~~~letter from Monica about these graves also: 

Monica Allen
1306 Loomis Ave.
Corning, IA 50841
Hi Pat,
I have a relative named William Ef Heard. He died Nov.19 1966.His funeral was at the Methodist Church.Clergyman was Rev.Ray Forsythe. William Heard is buried at Ohio Cemetery Burlington Junction Mo.I was wanting to know if his wife Clarnetta Susie Freeman Heard is buried there too.Or if any other Heards are buried near by.Is the Rev.Forsythe still living? Maybe he could help me concering
the Heard Family.I got this information from a funeral Card. If anyone knows about this family please contact me..Any help will be appreciated!
                              Debbie Chrisman debbiechrisman@hotmail.com



There are two stones in Ohio Cemetery of Heard's in the Nodaway Co Society's Cemetery Books, page 12 -:

Heard, Nettie S., 1876 - 1964
Heard, William E., 1872 - 1966 (this is on one stone the name Heard at the top)

page 9:

Heard, Rosalie Ida 1913 - blank when group copied cemetery
Heard, Charley Arthur, 1914 - 1979
married Jan 13, 1946

Heard, Charley A., CPL US Army WWII, 1914 - 1979

Barr Merrick, Burlington Junction, Mo 64428 is the funeral home there.

Hope this is helpful. Pat Combs O'Dell


Need info on the second wife or any of the kids:

2nd wife of Edward T. Gaynor: Julia Colwes

Julia's kid's from her 1st marriage: Crystal Colwes, born Oct 1882 Bertha Colwes, born Aug 1885

Children with Edward Gaynor: Margurite Gaynor, est birth 1898 Georgia Mae Gaynor, est birth 1900

In the 1930 Census, Georgia was a clerk at the General Store in Parnell, single and taking care of her mother Julia, age 72.

A Colwes descendant, Doug Shipe: dvshipe@prodigy.net

Hi Pat
My name is Margaret Greer and I live near Liverpool in England.
My great grandmother's brother Joseph Close emigrated to US in 1870 and settled in Dale, Atchison after his marriage in 1876.  He returned to England after the death of his wife Hannah Winter Close in 1910 and is buried in Westmorland, England
He raised his family of 6 children in Dale and it appears that some of his children and grandchildren remained in Atchison and surrounding counties until they died.
I have letters describing their day to day lives between 1910 and 1914 in Dale and Skidmore, Nodaway Co.
I'm very keen to find Joseph's descendants in US.
Someone on the Rootsweb MOATCHISON mailing list sent me the following extracts from the 'Gone but not forgotten'  book and I'm wondering if any of your volunteers has access to obituary notices for the later deaths * which could lead me to their living families
In Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Clark Township (Section 26, Township 64, Range
40), which is a mile and a half southeast of Fairfax, Atchison County,
Missouri, there are:

Howard Cecil Close - b. Feb. 27, 1913 - d. May 22, 1919 - age 6 yr - son of
Jarvis H. & Lena Brunk Close

Jarvis H. Close - b. 1882 - d. Nov. 26, 1918 - w. Lena Brunk Close

*Lena Brunk Close - b. Jan 12, 1882 - d. Jan 5, 1963 - h. Jarvis H. Close -
dau. of Henry Brunk

In Walkup Grove Cemetery, Dale Township (Section 35, Township 64, Range 39),
which is 7 miles east and 1 mile south of Fairfax, Atchison County,
Missouri, there are:

An unmarked grave on the Joseph Close lot

Beatrice H. Close - b. Sept 30, 1878 - d. July 21, 1934 - age 56 yr - h.
Charles William Close - dau. of Edward & Jane Tyson Huggins

Charles Ernest Close - b. Jan. 21, 1915 - d. Apr. 12, 1918

*Charles William Close - b. 1885 - d. May 29, 1966 - age 80 yr - w. Beatrice
H. Huggins - son of Anthony & Anna Lord Close   Charles William is the son of Joseph Close's brother Anthony who returned to England in 1896 and died in 1900.  It appears that Charles stayed in the US with his relatives whereas his US born brother and sister are living with their mother in England on the 1901 census and died in the UK

Hanna Winter Close - b. 1852 - d. 1910 - h. Joseph Close (buried in England)

Infant Close - d. 1885 - buried on the Joseph & Hanna Winter Close lot
I've also found deaths of the following who were Joseph and Hannah's daughter in law and grandchildren:
Hattie Mae Lawrence Close died April 2 1960 at Fairfax and is buried at the Tharp Memorial cemetery, Holt Co
Sarah Evelyn Close ( New) died Jan 23 1994 at Fairfax and buried at Tharp
Lawrence Richard Close ( "Beany") died July 24 1992 at Maryville, Nodaway Co and buried at Quitman cemetery, Atchison Co. He married Edna Graves in 1936. 
I'm happy to pay any costs involved and would appreciate any help you can give me.
Many regards
Margaret : margaret.greer1@btopenworld.com

Seeking descendants of:

Charles and Lula Whitehead Chamberlain

Noah Eu"gene" and Delphia Anna Whitehead Taylor

Unk. and Delphia Anna Whitehead Taylor Green(e?)

Unk. and Bertha Whitehead Warden/Worden

Girls were born in TN and parents were John U. & Mariah Craddock/Whitehead. Have made contact with their sister Evaline/Effie and bro. James Garfield's descendants, and looking to see if any of the girls' descendants are still around this area. I am dau. of the girls' (half)brother from father's second marriage, and would like to share family info. Sandra Whitehead Wood: morda02@yahoo.com

 I am looking for Smiths from New York, my Nodaway ancestors are Emory Smith and son Fremont found in the 1870 census and the information in that census is all I have to work with....so I'm hoping to find a clue somewhere in the neighborhood.  (Fremont Smith married Eve Ann Sharp on Dec 6 in 1882 at  Quitman Missouri...she was the daughter of Daniel Sharp born in 1825 in Orange Co North Carolina, he is found in the 1860 census of Nodaway. Eve Ann's brother Monroe married Fremont's sister Delphena) I've had good luck researching Sharps but my Smiths are a rock solid brick wall. Your efforts on my behalf are sincerely appreciated, Leah Tourond : ltourond@nqis.ca
 Dear Pat--

This is regarding the "Nodaway County Missouri Marriages (incomplete)"
information I found at <.rootsweb.com/~monodawa/marriages/> in August 2004.

One of the listed marriages is Thomas Bohannan & Gracy Wood,09 May

Based on notes I have from conversations and correspondence among Bohannon
relatives (including Thomas' granddaughter) in 1923-32, and what I have found
in recent searches of Missouri census records, it appears that Thomas actually
married Gracy Ann Good on the date you give (or one day later).

Since I am working from indirect evidence and 2nd-hand information rather than
primary records, I could be wrong.Below are 6 citations that together support
the idea that Gracie's maiden name was "Good."

[1] letter: Grace Bohannan Durrett to [Margaret (Jones) Conley?] [Source#8],
approx. 1932 with [later?] notes by Margaret
A pencil note on the letter shows "Gracy Ann Good" as (1) the wife of Thomas
Bohannan; and (2) the mother of William Tilman Bohannan.
[Grace Bohannan Durrett was a/the child of William Tilman Bohannan. I have
only the part of Grace's letter that Margaret kept so I don't know for
sure that the letter was addressed to Margaret.]

[2] letter: Mrs. Edward D. [Margaret Jones] Conley to Miss Agnes Lee Smith
[Source#7], 22 August 1932 with [later?] notes by Margaret.
The letter describes "Gracy Ann" as (1) the wife of Thomas B; and (2) the
mother of William Tillman Bohannan.
[I have Margaret's carbon copy of the letter.]

[3] census: 1850 US, Missouri, Nodaway cnty, [image at
6 Sep 2004].
The census page shows that "Gracy A Good" (age 12) and Samuel (16),
Richard (14), Charles (11), William (8), & Joseph (6) Good were living with
Samuel (38, household head), Grace (35), Thomas (8), Nathan (6), & Emily J
(4) Roberts, and John Marion (11), in Nodaway cnty, Missouri.

[4] census: 1860 US, Missouri, Nodaway cnty, pg 59, [microfilm #803637, at
LDS Family History Center, Oakland, CA, 19 Aug 2004].
The census page shows that"Gracy Bohanan" (age 22) was living with
Thomas Bohanan (24, household head), near the Pertilla Bohanan and
Perdine Bohanan families, at Graham, Nodaway cnty, Missouri.

[5] census: 1870 US, Missouri, Nodaway cnty, Series M593, Roll 795, pg 551
[image at <persi.heritagequestonline.com>, 11 Oct 2004].
The census page shows that "Grace A Bohannon" (age 30, household head)
was living with William T Bohannon (6) & William S Good (27), in Hughs twp,
Nodaway cnty, Missouri.

[6] census: 1880 US, Missouri, Nodaway cnty, Hughs tnshp, p 44A, [transcript
of Fam Hist Lib film #1254706 at <www.familysearch.org>, 25 Aug 2004].
The transcript says that "Gracie Bohanan" (age 40, household head) was living
with her son (William T Bohannon, 16) & her brother (William S Good, 35), in
Hughs twp, Nodaway cnty, Missouri.

Katherine Pyle
Berkeley, CA   (kpyle@sonic.net)
[a great-great-granddaughter of Perdine Bohanan (who was a sibling
of Thomas, Pertilla, & Tilman Bohanan, & Prissilla Bohanan Brown)